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C M Y K By SCOTTDRESSEL email@example.comSEBRING Athird family member has been arrested and charged with being part of a scheme that embezzled nearly $1 million from the Sebring Heart Center over a four-and-a-halfyear span. Jeramey Westervelt, 34, of Naples, was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit grand theft of more than $100,000, grand theft of more than $100,000 and criminal use of personal identification for more than $100,000. According to an arrest warrant prepared by Stephen R. Menge of the States Attorney Office, Jeramey W estervelt did conspire or confederNEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, August 2-3, 2013 Volume 94/Number 92 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 2 2 HER LOVE LIVES ON One of Lindsey Hammortrees last requests is becoming a realityMaking a markArea athletes shine at Senior Games SPORTS, B1 Classifieds A7 Community BriefsA2 Editorial & OpinionA3 Healthy LivingB5 Obituaries A6 Puzzles B9 Religion B6 Sports on TVB2 Index A few T-storms High 93 Low 74Details, A10 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County commissioners spent the better part of Tuesday morning at a workshop session whittling down their budget for the upcoming fiscal year. At the end, after grilling department heads and pouring over dozens of cost centers, they were able to pare another $183,000. Only about $112,000 of that money will come from the general fund that currently is projected County scrapes at budget deficit Trim $183,000 of $6 million shortfall By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Lindsey Hammortree is no doubt s miling down as she watches a vision she longed for come to life at the hard-working hands of her best friend and sister. Madison Harris and Katlyn Hammortree have spent the past two months creating what was L indseys final wish expressed to them as she lived out her last days. This all started in the hospital. When we w ere planning her funeral she said that this is something that she wanted us to do, to help kids like her. So thats why we are calling this L indseys Wish, Hammortree explained. Lindseys Wish is a tax-exempt incorporation, with non-profit status pending, created by H arris and Hammortree. It is dedicated to helping children in Highlands County who are battling cancer by using charitable donations and fundraisers. After Lindsey lost her two-year battle with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma cancer on Dec. 10, 2012, the 18-year-old has become an inspiration of perseverance, altruism and faith for many in t he community. Lindseys Wish is striving to provide support, assistance and understanding during a difficult time for children and youth battling cancer. When youre diagnosed with cancer youre pretty much going to be in debt to those bills the rest of your life. So the more we can give to one family, the better. Theres so much that these families need. Theres gas, hotels, food a nd thats the things that my family needed help with; the things that you cant get through insurance. Well be able to see the immediate effects and so will the families and thats important to us, Hammortree said. I remember when Lindsey was sick, people would send Ending the contract with County Attorney Ross Macbeth was one proposal made Tuesday. Investigators say nearly $1 million embezzled overall By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING Most stores throughout Highlands County will once again participate in the Tax Free Holiday giving shoppers and residents an opportunity to take advantage of deep savings in preparation for the upcoming school year. The state of Florida revived the holiday again this year. According to state laws, no sales tax (or local tax) will be collected on the sales of clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $75 or less. School supplies selling for $15 or less will also collect no sales tax, and personal computers (used for non-commercial use only) and selected accessories priced under $750 will also incur no sales tax during the holiday. The three-day tax holiday is in effect from 12:01 a.m. today, Aug. 2 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. There is no limit of items per customer under the taxfree holiday. Clothing that is under the Tax free holiday for school supplies begins today 3rdfamily member jailed for part in theft Jeramey Westervelt See THIRD, A6 See COUNTY, A2 See LINDSEY, A6 See TAX, A6 Courtesy photo Lindsey Hammortree was 18 when she lost her battle with cancer in December, but one of her last wishes was to help kids who had to wage the same fight. Thus, Lindseys Wish was born. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.firstname.lastname@example.org AVON PARK City representatives meet with Yudith Fernandez in a voluntary mediation hearing today. Fernandez filed a federal complaint against the city regarding her efforts to turn her property, the Touchton Building at 1 W. Main St., into a boarding house for agricultural workers. Fernandez has claimed the city administration and council consciously worked to thwart her plans based on discrimination against Hispanics. The city claims otherwise. Gerald Buhr, city attorney, explained a voluntary mediation is an opportunity to come up with a resolution both parties can live with, before having to take on the huge cost of a court trial which can run into tens of thousands of dollars. I have not evaluated the complaint, he said, but the parties are very far apart. This does not mean mediation is bound Mediation between AP and property owner set for today Katara Simmons/News-Sun The owner of the Touchton Building, at 1 W. Main Street, has entered mediation with Avon Park over her proposed plan for the building. See MEDIATION, A2
C M Y K Page A2News-SunFriday, August 2, 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 avoid a government shutdown? Online Yes 36.6% No 63.4% Total votes: 112 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. 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Main St. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Our Lady of Grace parish office and the education building, or at the door if any are still available. All proceeds go to the Jade Jackson Fund. Jade, the 14-year-old daughter of Greg and Jackie Jackson of Avon Park, was diagnosed earlier this summer with an ependymoma tumor, a type of brain cancer. The two-week long Flushing for Jade fundraiser begins Monday. Look for purple toilets to place in yards across the county in an effort to help the Jackson family. The Flushing fundraiser works simply. Anyone wishing to participate (donate money) calls 2456877 and places an order for the toilet to be placed in a persons yard. The person who placed the toilet order pays $10. If the homeowner wants the potty removed from their yard, it will cost $15. It will be $20 to have the toilet removed and placed in the yard of your choice and $30 to buy insurance so it does not visit your yard again.Roads closed for Summer of LoveSEBRING With this weekends The Summer of Love Volkswagen Jubilee comes a number of road closures. From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, the following closures will be implemented East Center Avenue from Wall Street to Circle Park Drive; West Center Street from Wall Street to Circle Park Drive; North Commerce Avenue from Wall Street to Circle Park Drive; and South Commerce Avenue from W all Street to Circle Park Drive. Ridgewood Drive (State Road 17) will be open for through traffic.Masons work on Child IDsAVON PARK Masonic District 25 will do Child IDs for children up through 18 years of age. These IDs will be taken at North Central Heights, N. Central Ave., from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. Saturday. This service is free of charge. Participants get a CD with their childs pictures, voice, fingerprints, emergency information and DNA.For more information, call Ross Canright at 452-0346. with a nearly $6 million shortfall.The balance of the proposed reductions came from departments funded with other sources such as the gas tax or other designated monies from grants and state funding. Commissioner Greg Harris conducted the meeting in the absence of chairman Jack Richie, who had a family emergency. At the beginning of the meeting, Commissioner Ron Handley suggested taking the requested increases for each department and reducing them by 10 percent across the board.However, it was pointed out that while the idea was a good one, some of the increases came due to state-ordered mandates especially in the Florida Retirement System and that such a broad approach would not work in all cases. One of the most relentless questioners was Commissioner Don Elwell, who stated previously that he believes the county can balance the budget at last years 7.1 millage rate, but to do so would require serious trimming of the boards budget as well as those of the countys constitutional officers. Elwell set the tone early for suggested budget cuts on the commissioners side. As much as I want to cut down every department that we have today, I want it to be an operating level that is not going to completely hamstring you all when you say Look, we cant possibly do it, he said. I know there is not a lot of room here, but if we can trim a little 55 to 60 times today, we can end up with $100,000 to $200,000 in savings. Commissioner Jim Brooks zeroed in on the county attorney, saying, This one I think we need to look at in making a change. Brooks maintained that the county could hire a staff attorney and support personnel at as much as a $75,000 savings. Commissioner Ron Handley agreed, saying commissioners could also have greater access to an in-house legal counsel. We could save money and certainly be a lot more efficient. Wed get a lot bigger bang for our buck, he said Aprevious commission researched the matter two years ago and decided to stay with Ross Macbeth as the attorney for the board. Tuesdays exercise apparently cut as much from the county commission budget as some commissioners thought possible. There is the hope they can realize additional savings with help from the countys constitutional officers, including the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, Clerk of Courts Office, the Property Appraisers Office, Supervisor of Elections Office, and Tax Collectors office. They are set to get together at the commissioners Aug. 13 meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Continued from A1 Community Briefs County makes budget cuts By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It appears Highlands Regional Medical Center is one of a number of hospitals throughout the heartland, as well as across the state and the nation, that will be swept up in a deal between Health Management Associates and Community Health Systems.The Tennessee-based CHS is acquiring HMAas part of a $7.6 million deal. HRMC has been a fixture in Highlands County for nearly a half century. Opening in 1965, the facility always has been owned by Highlands County and run by the Naples-based H MA. In April, HRMC was named one of the nations Top Performers on Key Q uality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The local medical center was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical. As part of the deal between the two national hospital chains, CHS will assume $3.7 million of HMAs debt. When contacted Highlands Regional officials said they had no comment on the matter, instead directing calls to HMAs home office. Although the governing boards of both CHS and HMAhave voted in favor of the action, approval now hinges on a referendum of HMAs shareholders. That will need a 70 percent margin of approval. Due to regulatory and other considerations, no date for that has yet been set, but officials of both medical groups say their goal is to close the sale by the first quarter of next year. The merger will affect a number of hospitals in the heartland, including Bartow Regional Hospital and Heart of Florida Hospital in Haines City. They will join another Polk County facility, Lake Wales Medical Center which already operates under the CMH umbrella. Since 1977, HMAhas grown to include 71 hospitals in 15 states with approximately 11,000 licensed beds and more than 42,000 employees. Last year, the company reportedly recruited more than 675 physicians, bringing the total medical staff to 10,000 physicians. HRMC involved in hospital merger to be fruitless, he added, saying he has witnessed negotiations where he was sure no middle ground could be found and was shocked when agreement was reached. Buhr explained there is no precise form for negotiation. One key to a useful voluntary mediation is its complete confidentiality. Behind closed doors at an independent location, supervised by a trained mediator, the parties may speak their minds freely. Nothing said during the negotiations may leave the room to be used against either party later, not even in court. Continued from A1 Mediation between City of Avon Park, property owner begins today Special to the News-SunA VON PARK South Florida State Colleges paramedic program recently reco gnized 17 graduates at a ceremony on July 29 on the H ighlands Campus. The keynote speaker was Major Brandon Ball of the F lorida State Fire Marshalls Office, who emphasized that as these graduates venture o ut from this year long chapter in life, they should use t he SFSC institutional core values as a guiding light for their life and academic development. Those values include integrity, service, c ommunity, learning, excellence, accountability and responsibility. Have the integrity to do whats right, even when no one is looking, Ball said. The guiding principles b ehind any good emergency medical provider include s ervice and servant leadership. Embrace your community. It is now counting on you to deliver in its time of need. Be as committed to p ushing forward learning as you have been over the past year. Commit yourself to excellence as your community demands it of you. Buy in to the model of accountability. Admit and learn from the mistakes you will inevitably make, as we are all human. Our community is counting on you to make responsible decisions. The job you do is the epitome of what it means to be a servant leader and for that we thank you. Special awards were presented to Jeremiah Gilley for highest lab average, for earning a 98 percent, Joshua Exendine had the highest academic grade with a 96 percent, and most heart was presented to Yamile Ruiz, Melissa Coleman, Corey Hester and Chad Reeves. SFSC 20122013 paramedic graduates include Louis Chieffo, Coleman, Exendine, Robin Gilileo, Gilley, Brooke Grassman, Maude Amy Hall, Hester, Chesley McLeod, Brandon Newell, Reeves, Ruiz, Gracemarie Snellen, David Stark, Jacqueline Taylor, Kyle Yancey, and Shane Milligan. SFSCs paramedic program provides a combination of lectures, labs, clinical instruction and field internships, where students learn to provide emergency medical care as part of an emergency response team. The program covers paramedic fundamentals, trauma management, rescue emergencies, special considerations and other relevant issues. For more information about SFSCs paramedic or EMS program, contact Steven Ashworth, chair of emergency medical services (EMS) and fire science programs, at 863-784-7272 or email@example.com/. SFSC paramedic program graduates 17 Courtesy photo Brandon Newell, SFSC paramedic graduate and Steven Ashworth, chair of emergency medical services (EMS) and fire science programs.
C M Y K But many residents, espec ially those who have gotten the short end of Scotts polic y stick during his tenure, have a right to question whether his suggestion to p ray for harmony was sincere or politics as usual. The call for unity aside, the governor himself has been too content to sow the seeds of divisiveness. The price has been high costi ng Florida money, prestige, progress, the quality of peop les lives and, perhaps, their very lives. Scotts refusal to revisit stand your ground laws, for instance, guarantees m ore bloodshed. Perhaps the most blatant instance of Scotts willingness to pound a wedge between Floridians lies in the painful memory of last years presidential elections. ... It was an un-American act of dividing in hopes of conquering. But its only success was in rendering Floridas vote useless and making the state, once again, look ridiculous, inept. It was a disgrace to democracy. So was the governors refusal to allow the teenage or adult children of undocumented immigrants to get temporary drivers licenses after an Obama administration policy allowed them to stay in this country and work. ... The governor initially stood steadfast against covering up to 1 million lowincome uninsured people in the state. The expanded coverage would have been paid for, mind you, by federal tax dollars and delivered health care to many who need it most. However, the governor had no problem sending Floridiansmoney to states that knew a good and principled deal. This year, Scott said that he would support a threeyear trial run for Medicaid expansion. Too little, too late. Lawmakers failed to come through with legislation, and Scott hasnt boldly stepped up call a special session. The governors call for unity had a nice ring to it. But instead of relying on a higher authority to provide it, he, too, must take seriously his own ability to close the gap. Otherwise, too many Floridians just dont have a prayer. An editorial from the Miami Herald. ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. email@example.comMITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 2, 2013Page A3 OK, House Republicans, I give up. Since youve been the majority the only thing youve accomplished is naming things after Reagan and voting to repeal Obamacare an unprecedented let alone unreasonable 38 times. Seriously, youve done nothing. Even Congresses that set out to do nothing and were dubbed Do-Nothing, look like overachievers by comparison. Last Sunday on Face the Nation, Speaker Boehner said, We should not be judged by how many new laws we create, we ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal. W ell, you havent repealed any laws either. So even when you throw out the measurements by which we usually judge the merits of Congress and just make up your own, youre still a national disgrace. Why is Congress so horrible? Why is the Ebola virus held in higher esteem in most polls than the Legislative Branch? One word: Gerrymandering. Basically, through a solidly and proudly partisan process our representatives have carved out districts to protect incumbency. So your congressperson doesnt have to work, be effective or listen to constituents they just have to be a congressperson. In 2011, when the dysfunction of Congress was noted as the primary reason Standard & Poors downgraded the United States credit rating for the first time in history, gerrymandering was the reason nobody got voted out. The fix is in and Congress gets to cash their government paychecks. The concept of equal justice under law requires the State to govern impartially, wrote Justice John Paul Stevens in his dissenting opinion in the 2004 landmark 5-4 decision, Vieth v. Jubelirer. Norma Jean, Richard Vieth and Susan Furey were plaintiff-appellants in the case. These Pennsylvania Democrats claimed that the Pennsylvania General Assembly (specifically Robert C. Jubelirer, President of the Pennsylvania Senate) had unconstitutionally gerrymandered their districts, violated Article I of the U.S. Constitution (one-person, one-vote) and denied them protection under the Eighteenth Amendment. The case hinged on whether gerrymandering was justiciable (able to be decided by the courts). Five justices said it was not. No one penned a majority opinion. In the minority, Justice Stevens wrote, Todays plurality opinion would exempt governing officials from that duty in the context of legislative redistricting and would give license, for the first time, to partisan gerrymanders that are devoid of any rational justification. Justice Stevens wins for the most prescient statement about our current, self-quagmired Congress. Stevens also cited the 1964 decision Reynolds v. Sims, which forced state legislative districts to have equal populations: Legislatures...should be bodies which are collectively responsive to the popular will. After Reynolds there was a Republican-led fight to pass a constitutional amendment allowing unequal legislative districts. Their amendment failed. But their goal has been realized: Voter disenfranchisement through manipulated districts. Since Congress doesnt have to adhere to popular will its no shock they dont. Amajority of Americans want them to work together. Amajority of Americans want health insurance regardless of preexisting conditions (as in Obamacare). Amajority of Americans want infrastructure spending. Amajority of Americans want the government to not nationalize womens bodies. Amajority of Americans want a higher minimum wage. A majority of Americans want comprehensive immigration reform. And clean air. And affordable higher education. And regulated banks. Amajority of Americans (1.4 million more) voted for Democrats and yet we still have an anarchoRepublican majority whose sole pastime is to play chicken with the general welfare of the country. Congress is disincentivized from compromising, working together, or really working period. Congress can cynically put party before country to the detriment of us all as much as they please. And they clearly, under the leadership of John Andrew Boehner, have done just that. Americans are the ones without jobs, pensions and savings. Congress is safe. See? They really dont represent Americans. Overturn Vieth v. Jubelirer. Kill the Gerrymander. Fix Congress. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the editor-inchief of TheContributor.com. Tina can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Fix Congress by killing the Gerrymander Guest Column Tina Dupuy EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letter s of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail email@example.com. The politics and costs of divisiveness Gov. Rick Scotts call for a day of prayer last week in pursuit of racial harmony among Floridians o utraged/elated/rattled by the George Z immerman verdict and the vociferous a ftermath was a deft touch. Perhaps thousands of people across the state followed his counsel. Bring back scrub jay muralEditor: Talented Keith Goodson will paint a superb depiction of our Lake Placid natural area and wildlife, on a wall of the Walgreen's building on the corner of U.S. 27 and Interlake Boulevard. It is certain to be an eye-catching rendition: However, it does not include our Florida scrub jay. Most of us will recall that because it was necessary to demolish some buildings that were on the Walgreen site, we lost a beautiful painting of a scrub jay family that was on the wall of one of the buildings. Promises were made that a suitable substitute painting of a scrub jay would be rendered in the future. Apparently, this promise is not being kept. In my opinion, the competing drug store (CVS) directly across from Walgreens should have a mural painter copy the scrub jay family portrait ( which was lost due to the demolition work) placed onto the north wall of their building to, in effect, indicate their concern for the threatened existence of our only endemic Florida bird, the Florida scrub jay. It is well to remember that our Board of County Commissioners declared the Florida scrub jay the Official Bird of Highlands County, on Feb. 20, 1990. Hank Kowalski Past President, HC Audubon SocietyWhat does columnist believe?Editor: In her column on April 3, Rites vs. Rights, Tina Dupuy takes a dim view of religion, meaning Christianity. She mocks religion in the first two sentences, and in the last paragraph concludes that she has no faith in the Bible. She says that church equals bias, religion equals opinion, religion equals vehemence, and that the faithful discriminate. As is her custom, she gives no illustrations, no examples, and leaves us no clue how she reached these conclusions. Dupuy says that religious conservatives see Satan in single women. Christians hate single women? This astounding claim needs support but she doesnt back it up. Apparently it would never occur to her to mention that Christians do a lot of charitable work. Neither would it occur to her that churches are an asset to the community. Is religion just opinion? Some of the key beliefs of Christians have been quite stable. During the Roman Empire, Christians believed in marriage, and marriage meant the ideally permanent union of one man and one woman. Only within the last 30 years did any church considered tinkering with that definition. I have talked with ministers who support homosexual marriage and found that they dont believe in the Bible. The belief of those who value the Bible hasnt changed. Traditional marriage allowed children to grow up in stable households. This is something that needs to be preserved. What does Dupuy believe? We dont know. When G.K. Chesterton wrote Heretics, denouncing beliefs he rejected, critics challenged him to say what he did believe. As a result, Chesterton wrote another book, Orthodoxy, where he did just that. Does Tina Dupuy believe that we create our own values? If so, she does not say so, and certainly doesnt defend this position. She attacks Christianity but we dont know if she is an atheist, a Wiccan, or what. If the papers are going to print her diatribes, we deserve to know what she stands for. Dale L. Gillis Sebring
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C M Y K cards in the mail anonymously with gas cards. Someone did that every month with a $250 gas card in it for an entire year. We never found out who it was, but things like that were the biggest blessings for us. Lindseys Wish has received an enormous amount of support from those who may not have personally known Lindsey but know her story. Theres already been people pouring out and wanting to help, Hammortree said. Shannon Kelly, on our board, was talking about getting the web page started and someone just overheard her talking about how much it would cost to get it kicked off and said Heres $300, dont tell them I gave it. The first board meeting was held last Tuesday where several ideas and strategies were discussed about a number of things. Harris, founder and communications director for Lindseys Wish, has been busy creating a strong group of board members to help assist with the day-to-day running of the organization, including finding those who need the help. Theres a lot of people out there who need help. Some of them are more well known. Their names are out there more, but there are many who no one knows about. I have a little sister in school so she hears about a lot of it. Theres about four right now battling cancer, and thats just the people that we know, Harris said. One of the bigger tasks for the 12 board members (Madison Harris, founder; Wayne Harris, chairperson; Katlyn Hammortree, cochairperson; Jodi Baker, secretary; Natalie Grubb, treasurer; Jamie Bateman; Leslie Copeland; Allison Copley; Abby Hathaway; Aaron Jahjah; Christen Johnson; Shannon Kelly and Myra Foster) is creating requirements to receive assistance through Lindseys Wish. The board will be working on that. There are some families that make more than others; we have to sit down with our board and work up applications and requirements and other things, Harris said. The organization will take contributions throughout the year, however, after only one month of planning from Lindseys Wish board members, a dinner and concert fundraiser is already scheduled and in the books for early October. The Jeans and Jewels Dinner fundraising event will be the organizations staple event and is set up to help sustain the organizations family assistance fund. Sponsors are currently being sought for the Jeans and Jewels fundraiser. The Lindseys Wish website is just a few short weeks from its launch, the list of families and cancer soldiers to help has been approved, and the non-profit status will be approved within the nex t couple of days. For more information on Lindseys Wish visit the Lindseys Wish page of Facebook. Sponsors or anyone interested in contributing/donating to the Lindseys W ish organization may contact Harris or Hammortree via the Facebook group or at 381-6257. Page A6News-SunFriday, August 2, 2013www.newssun.com CENTURY LINK/NATIONAL NEWSPAPE; 5.542"; 6"; Black; main A only ad in spanish; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 8 8 7 7 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page august ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 1 1 8 8 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 6 6 Christine Summerfield; 3.639"; 2"; Black; -; Veterans Outreach 2x4 00031491 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rt hand read top after school; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 3 3 6 6 ate with his mother (Marlie Westervelt) to commit theft upon the Sebring Heart Center, taking what amounted to $258,215.94. Marlie Westervelt, the business manager for the Heart Center, was arrested on April 30 and charged with four counts of grand theft of more than $100,000, forgery, scheme to defraud, uttering a forgery, fraudulent use of a credit card, making false entries on the books of a corporation and two counts of money laundering. Investigators say that she embezzled $936,121.61 from the center between January of 2008 and August of 2012. Her husband, George R. Mezori Jr., was charged on June 27 with conspiracy to commit grand theft, grand theft and money laundering, all in amounts of $100,000 or more. Mezori, who also worked at the Heart Center, is accused of using stolen money to purchase a house on Greenwood Terrace in Sebring. In the latest affidavit, Jeramey Westervelt is accused of voluminous purchases of goods and services using money stolen from the Heart Center via multiple checks, credit cards and several money transfers. The checks and bank transfers, totaling $71,894.03, were used to pay for student loans, pet care services and converted to cash through counter and ATM withdraws, Menge said. Some of those funds were also used to pay the balances on a credit card issued to Jeramey Westervelts wife, who told investigators that while she had obtained the card for her husband due to his bad credit, he was the one who maintained the card and bills. Jeramey Westervelt is also accused of using a credit card issued in the name of one of the doctors to rack up $41,079.97 in charges more than $36,000 of that in consumer electronics from SED International shipped to an address in Tampa. There were also charges for lodging, SunPass charges and a 2009 cruise on the Norwegian Sky. The affidavit also says that Marlie Westervelt had access to an American Express card issued to the Heart Center that was used to make several purchases for her son, including $11,231.90 worth of hotels such as Gaylord Palms, Walt Disney World Swan and Seminole Hard Rock Casino and multiple airline tickets. There were 280 purchases made on that card that were linked to Jeramey Westervelt and shipped to his address of 1008 Greenwood Terrace in Sebring, the affidavit said. The total amount was nearly $117,000. Marlie Westervelt told her employers that she was reimbursing the company for the charges on the American Express card, but investigators say they found no evidence of repayment. Continued from A1 Continued from A1 BETH CRANDALL Beth Crandall, 86, of Avon Park, Fla., passed away at home on July 25, 2 013, after a long illness. She was born on Aug. 5, 1 926, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of George M. and Gertrude T. Williams. She g rew up in Kennedy, N.Y., and graduated from B uffalo State College for Teachers.Beth was married to Norman P. Leege f rom from 1948 until his death in 1978. She was married to V ernon Bugg Crandall from 1991 until his death i n 2010. Aretired educator, with a long and distinguished career in Bartow, Fla., public schools, Beth touched the lives of many h undreds of students and adults.In her spare time, she loved reading, singing, sewing, and ballroom dancing. She is survived by sons, Marc and Roger Leege; stepsons, Daryl and Vernon Crandall Jr.; along with five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Acelebration of her life will be held at the Kennedy United Methodist Church on Sept. 21, 2013, for her northern family and friends. Her southern family and friends will gather at the Villa Del Sol clubhouse in January at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Beth should be made to the Kennedy (NY) Public Library, the Kennedy United Methodist Church, or Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Fla. LUCILLE COLANGELO Lucille M. Colangelo (Lu), 69, of Sebring, Fla., passed away July 29, 2013 in Orlando, Fla. Lu was born in Hobokin, N.J., and m arried Joseph P. Colangelo on Dec. 7, 1963 in Union City, N.J., moving to Sebring in 1979 from M eriden, Conn. Lu retired from Highlands Woodcrafters as secretary in 2008 and t hen worked for Andrews Insurance Agency. She was a lifelong Catholic and a big supporter of the local Boy Scouts. Lu was considered the m atriarch of the Colangelo Family and is survived by h er loving and devoted husband, Joseph; sons and their wives, Joseph (Carrie) C olangelo of Sebring, and Matthew (Dana) Colangelo of Montverde, Fla.; brother, Gary (Caterina) Maldarelli of Mt. Olive, N.J.; and grandchildren, Joseph A., Olivia Grace, T yler and Zachary Paul Colangelo. Visitation was Thursday at Morris Funeral Chapel with a Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Avon Park. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorials to Boy Scout Troop 156, 202 Robert Britt St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Morris Funeral Chapel 307 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL33870 morrisfuneralchapel.com MAE MILLER Mae (Charlie) Shirley M iller, 67, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. She was born to the late William and Louise Hixon, on Oct. 26, 1 946, in Springfield, Ohio. Mae is survived by husband, Richard Miller; brother, John Carden; sister, Wilda Stone; stepd aughter, Penny Nicholas and son-in-law, Tom Nicholas; five grandchildren, Mandy Swank, Brandy Holcomb, Tara Miller, Tyler Miller, and Stacey Chester; and beloved cat, Sox Miller; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor and Aden Swank, Tryston and Brennon Lloyd, Marc, Evan and Autumn Holcom and Kenzie Chester. There will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to either Compassionate Care Hospice or Humane Society of Highlands County. Colangelo Obituaries Third arrest made in Heart Center embezzlement tax-free holiday is defined as any article of wearing apparel, including footwear with a few exceptions. Items like ski boots, roller blades, skates, and swim fins are not covered in the tax-holiday. Other clothing items, or accessories, such as wrist watches, bracelets, jewelry or handkerchiefs are also not included in the clothing tax-holiday. Books are not included under the school supply items list. Tax-exempt items include pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, lunch boxes, markers, and many other items. Details and a complete list of items that fall under tax-exempt may be downloaded at the Florida Department of Revenues website. Afull list of sales transactions and nonexempt scenarios, such as manufactures coupons, rebates and layaways are also available at dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/ pdf/tip13a01-04.pdf Continued from A1 Lindseys Wish aims to help cancer patients Tax free school supplies available NEWS-SUN 385-6155 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 2, 2013Page A7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-213 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF BETTY ANNE FARISS a/k/a BETTY A. FARISS a/k/a BETTY FARISS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Betty Anne Fariss a/k/a Betty A. Fariss a/k/a Betty Fariss, deceased, whose date of death was April 13, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 26, 2013. Personal Representative: Anne Fariss Reed 1247 Falls Blvd. Weston, FL 33327 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representatve 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE Florida Bar No. 0062162 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org July 26; August 2, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. GC13-321 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD ALFRED BRIGGS, TRUSTEE OF THE BRIGGS FAMILY TRUST DATED JANUARY 24, 2006, a Florida trust, RICHARD ALFRED BRIGGS, individually, and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on July 25, 2013, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described in the attached Exhibit ``A'' at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.: EXHIBIT ``A'' Lot 6, Block G, LAKE JACKSON HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 52, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Address: 1711 Evergreen Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC-12-000573 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE I. SANTOS; AMANDA SANTOS; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 21st day of August, 2013, at 11:00 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: LOT 32, BLOCK 50, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, 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. Any 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 24th day of June, 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)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) B&H #294683 August 2, 9, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 13-471 JAMES P. BAIRD and JUDY BAIRD, husband and wife, and ROBERT L. BAIRD and BONNIE BAIRD, husband and wife, Plaintiffs, vs NOEL Q. COWSERT a/k/a NOEL QUENTIN COWSERT and LAWANA J. COWSERT a/k/a LAWANDA J. HANCOCK, husband and wife, or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees, and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status if unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: NOEL Q. COWSERT a/k/a NOEL QUENTIN COWSERT LAWANA J. COWSERT a/k/a LAWANDA J. HANCOCK Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a land installment contract on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 8, Block D, CRESCENT VIEW, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2 Page 54, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED III of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before August 26, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 19th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (SEAL) ``In Accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.'' July 26; August 2, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-001066 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Indenture Trustee of the FBR Securitization Trust 2005-2, Callable Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2005-2 Plaintiff, vs. JEMPSLY CHERY, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on July 26, 2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 174 AND 174-A, OF SEBRING RIDGE SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2905 VALERIE BLVD, SEBRING, FL 33870; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of July, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000285 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Giovanny Ruiz; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000285 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and Giovanny Ruiz are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., August 29, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 13, BLOCK B, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-218860 FC01 GRR August 2, 9, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13-DR-938 GILBERTO JARAMILLO-CURIEL Petitioner, vs. MARIA DEL CARMEN RAMIREZ Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR PATERNITY, TIMESHARING, PARENTING PLAN AND OTHER RELIEF TO: MARIA DEL CARMEN RAMIREZ STATE OF FLORIDA YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for paternity, timesharing, parenting plan, and other relief has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on BRIAN M. MONK, ESQ., SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A., attorney for petitioner, GILBERTO JARAMILLO-CURIEL, whose address is 559 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Said written response should be served on or before the 19th day of August, 2013, and the original must be filed with the Clerk of Court for the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on the attorney for the Petitioner, or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all Court documents in this case, Including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office in Highlands County, Florida. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerk's office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal of striking of pleadings. DATED on the 15th day of July, 2013. ROBERT GERMAINE, Clerk of Courts by: /s/ Lisa Osha as Deputy Clerk July 19, 26; August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No.: 12-CA-306 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CREDIT SUISSE SEASONED LOAN TRUST 2006-1, HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1, Plaintiff, vs. TELETRA YUSHAWN SAIFULLAH, NCO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, INC. AS ASSIGNEE OF AT&T UNIVERSAL CARD, AND UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF FRANCES SPEAKMAN, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANT #1, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12CA306 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CREDIT SUISSE SEASONED LOAN TRUST 2006-1, HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1, is Plaintiff and TELETRA YUSHAWN SAIFULLAH, NCO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, INC. AS ASSIGNEE OF AT&T UNIVERSAL CARD, AND UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF FRANCES SPEAKMAN, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 30th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK A, STEWART'S ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. STREET ADDRESS: 1131 LEMON ST, SEBRING, FL 33870 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 26th day of July, 2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk August 2, 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-313-GCS SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. CLARENCE J. WIPPEL, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLARENCE J. WIPPEL, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, and all unknown parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against any defendant, or claiming any right, title, and interest in the subject property, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder in cash, at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, (8630 402-6591, at 11:00 a.m. on August 29, 2013, that certain real property situated in the County of Highlands, State of Florida, more particularly described as follows: Lot One Thousand Seventy Two (1072) of SEBRING HILLS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 2 of the 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 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. 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C M Y K Page A8News-SunFriday, August 2, 2013www.newssun.com 1100Announcements NOTICE OF SUSPENSION AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT TO: Frederick T. Reed Case No: 201206931 A Notice of Suspension to suspend and an Administrative Complaint to revoke your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-281 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY M. CURTIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Dorothy M. Curtis, deceased, whose date of death was May 5, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 26, 2013. Personal Representative: Louise M. Crum 1520 Corvette Avenue Sebring, FL 33872 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representatve 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE Florida Bar No. 0062162 Email Address: email@example.com July 26; August 2, 2013CHECK 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 Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 2, 2013Page A9 Contact UsBy Phone(863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/1999 TOYOTASIENNA White with cloth interior. $1700.00 OBO 863-385-5551 9450Automotive for Sale 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). 3 Wheels. Disassembles easily to transport in trunk. $600. 863-655-1630 MONARCH 'LARGE 'LIFT CHAIR Golden Monarch Sand Color 2 1/2 yrs old ( Only used 6 months) Excellent Condition. $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 & SuppliesRIDING MOWERMURRAY 46" 19hp, hydrostatic. New Belts and Battery Good Condition $375. obo. Call 863-471-2063 7400Lawn & Garden 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. SEBRING MOVINGSPECIAL. Everything Must Go This Weekend! Fri. Sun. 8 5pm. 2015 Colmar Ave. Furn., appliances, electronics, clothes & more. All priced to move. LAKE PLACID3 Family Sale! Sat. 8 Until? 5209 Placid View Dr. Lawn equip., household items & more. LAKE PLACID* MULTI FAMILY SALE Placid Lakes 453 Roosevelt Ave NE Fri, Sat & Sun, Aug 2, 3 & 4, 8am ? "No Early Bird Sales" Furn., Sm. appliances & Lots of Miscellaneous! LAKE PLACID* ESTATE SALE * Aug. 2, 3 & 4 8AM-4PM 235 Cumquat Rd. 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 & blankets. 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 PARK* ESTATE SALE 1420 W. Avon Blvd., Sunday Only! Aug. 4, 2013 7am -? Appliances, Electronics, Furn., Children's clothing, Jet-Ski, Household items, Tools, Sports Equipment. Too Much To List! AVON PARKThree family yard sale. Misc. items. 1381 Talbott Cir (off Lake Lotela Dr) Avon 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. Peniel Ave. Full House. Too Much to list. Must See! 7320Garage &Yard SalesWESLO CADENCETREADMILL $80. Call 863-441-3364 TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Light color wood. $95. Call 863-441-3364 LUMBER ASSORTEDLENGTHS $10. Must Take All. 463-655-0342 DRAPES, VALANCES,sheers & scarf for a large picture window and one double paned window. Colors plum-beige, gold-white. Choice of set $100. 863-381-9921. 7310Bargain Buys 7000 MerchandiseSUN NLAKES SEBRING 2BR/2BA Home. $675 w/Lawn Care. 3913 Palazzo Dr. Call 301-401-5615 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp, with Lake Access. Very Nice 2BR,1BA, Appliances, A/C. $550/mo. plus $50 water. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING *CUTE 2 duplexes near mall, Both 2BR/1BA, tile floors, screened porch, W/D hookup: 1929 Theodore completely remodeled with new cabinets and fenced yard $590 mo: 1928 $550 mo./ 1st. mo rent and $300 sec deposit. MOST PETS OK. 863-446-7274 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals RANDOLPH MAINEBeat the Heat! 1987 Mobile Home w/2 car garage in 55+ Park. Complete renovation. 2/1, new floors, windows, doors, appliances, large deck w/gazebo. park rent $220/mo. Furnished. $29,000. Call 207-837-3708 PALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 Sequoia 2,200 sq. ft. $12K OFF! FOR FREE PHOTOS... Call John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes SEBRING 1/1Completely Renovated, Furnished, 1st floor & parking at front door. Lg. Florida rm. & Dining area. Poolside w/gathering area. Located on Lake Sebring. 55+ Community. $35,000. Call 615-631-7996 or 615-893-7809. SEBRING 2/1Villa, 3018 Spinks Rd. $585/mo. $600 Security. No Pets. Call 863-385-3101 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleIN 55+COMMUNITY-BEAUTIFUL2 bedroom 2 bath home in Village Setting with all of the amenities and security for an active and serene senior lifestyle on the historic Suwannee RIVER. A few amenities are: *Planned Activities, Social Clubs Church Groups *Medical Pharmacy available *Fitness and Wellness Center Nature Trail *Village Square Shops and Services *Conference Retreat Center *Village Lodge/Other Guest Accommodations *Artist Series Please visit www.acfillage.net for a complete list of amenities. CALL TODAY! Hallmark Real Estate, Janet Creel @ 1-877-755-6600 or visit www.hallmarklakecity.com 4040Homes For SaleAVON PARK2/2, Florida Room. Completely remodeled. Owner Finance. Low down payment. 117 E. Canfield St. $33,000. Call 305-885-1621 or 305-888-4688. 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Great career opportunity for an experienced detail oriented nurse in a leading long-term care facility. Minimum qualifications include wound care, excellent technical assessment, documentation and communication skills. We have an excellent benefit package. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. EOE, M/F, DFWP. ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK currently has FT and PT positions available for C.N.A.s to work 7 3 shift that have a willingness to give excellent loving care to our residents. We offer an excellent benefit package; performance incentives, staff recognition program and many others. If you want to become part of the Royal Care Team apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. EOE, M/F, DFWP. LOCAL DRIVERWANTED F/T for Parcel Delivery must have at least 1 year of verifiable driving experience (within the last 3 yrs. immediately preceding the date of hire). Must have experience in a 14,000 GWR to 26,000 GWR van or truck. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass background and drug screening, must be able to lift 70lbs., be dependable and 21 yrs. or older. Send resume or go to Heartland Workforce. HOMEMAKER COMPANIONSHIPCO. In Home Non Medical. Per Diem Must pass level 2 background check and have own transportation with proof of insurance. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org HBI HASAN IMMEDIATE NEED for a full time Facilities Maintenance Instructor in Okeechobee. For information and to apply, visit www.hbi.org EOE/AA/M/F/D/V EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunTwo of Tanglewoods pickleball players have reflected on the impact these games are having on them. The Celebration of Athletes was held in the arena where the Cleveland Cavaliers play. It was amazing, awesome, cool, but most of all, inspiring. Scott Hamilton was a great emcee, Tom Stadler said. Two representatives from each state marched in the Parade of Athletes carrying their state flag. We all recited the Oath of Athletes then inspirational stories of athletes who overcame health issues to achieve success were shown. The evening concluded with the passing of the flag to Minneapolis, St. Paul, who will host the next Senior Games in 2015. Diane Reynolds noted that attending these games demonstrates that aging doesnt mean what it once did. You dont stop playing because you get old; you get old because you stop playing. She described the atmosphere as electric on the 14 courts inside the Cleveland Convention Center. Each court has its own bleachers where many of those watching were seeing the nations fastest growing sport, pickleball, for the very first time. On Sunday, July 28, Diane Reynolds of Tanglewood played in the 65-69 year old womens doubles with Beverly Miller If youve ever started your own business, you can appreciate why so many people choose to work for someone else. As they say, the devils in the details. I decided to open a small fishing tackle store something I could do in semiretirement in June of this year, and here it is, almost August and Im still struggling to get everything done in order to open on Saturday, August 3. I wanted to find a location in Sebring, since there is no other fishing tackle store in the city, and there were plenty of locations to choose from. Many, located on Rt. 27, would have worked well, given the amount of cars traveling north and south, but they were either too large, or too expensive. I settled on a small retail space on Sebring Parkway, near Lake Jackson, that appears to have decent traffic, but much more affordable. The first step was forming a company. I chose the most common type, an LLC, which required applying for a fictitious name and sales tax identification from the state. Once that was completed, I was able to sign a lease and begin building out the interior with pegboard, shelves and some type of showcase area. Next, setting up internet, phone and cable, followed by a security system, liability insurance and checking into any business licenses that would be required. Of course a business bank account and merchant accounts (credit card machines) were also needed. Once most of that was completed, I could begin applying for wholesale accounts with large fishing tackle distribution companies. Avery tedious process, since many require pages of information, pictures of the business interior as well as exterior and then waiting for a sales man to follow up. As some of the orders were filled and delivered, the next big job was pricing and hanging the merchandise. This may seem like the easy part, but attempting to price competitively can be a challenge, since small retail stores are in direct competition with the big box stores like Walmart and Kmart, as well as even larger companies like Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas. The amazing thing to me is all the little stuff that you dont think about that continues to be an outlay of cash. Apricing gun, coffee pot, refrigerator, cash register, bathroom cleaning supplies, soft drinks and water, a vacuum cleaner the list goes on and on. So here it is a month and a half after I started the project and were now about ready to open. Some of the merchandise has arrived, but much more is on its way. Live bait shiners and minnows, as well as nightcrawlers and redworms may not be on hand when we open, still waiting on a shiner tank. But its coming. The store has a pretty small parking area, room for 4-5 cars out front and another half dozen on the side, but Saturdays and Sundays most of the other businesses are closed. Even during the week, they dont open until 10 a.m. so there should be plenty of parking. I decided to open at 8 a.m. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, August 2, 2013 Fishin Around... Don Norton REDS II at long last opens doors Saturday Courtesy photo Don Nortons labor of love the new REDS II bait and tackle shop will come to fruition Saturday, Aug. 3. See REDS, Page B3 Courtesy photo Meghan Griffin follows through on this tee shots Monday as the Sertoma Junior Tour made up for a previous rain-out at The Bluffs. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentFifty Sertoma golfers braved the trudge over to The Bluffs Golf Course in Zolfo Springs for a match Monday morning. After two tournaments had been rained out and reschedu led already in the tour, the most recent being last week, t he kids were finally able to beat out the weather to finish out their games. Battling the heat and The Bluffstight, tree-entwined y et enjoyable course, there was definitely a lot of action on the greens as many of the division rankings were determined by just one stroke. Coming in on top in the 14-18 girls division was Lindsey Moffats 80, followed by Meghan Griffins 92 and Alex Hornicks 131. Similarly, Cole Berger led the boys17-18 group with his 80, finishing just before Will Bennetts 81 and scraping by Jonah Browns 83. Carding a 50 and taking the girls11-13 division was Ashley Engle, with Hannah Revell nipping at her heels with a 51 and Emily Dressel not far behind with a 67. Scores like 79, 80, and 81 were setting the pace in the 15-16 boys division, the likes of which also characterized Sertomas typical level of competitiveness. Bringing in the top three scores were Ben Tubbs, Sam Rogers and Nic Staffieri. The 13-14 boys were led by the dynamic Hamilton duo, with Scott carding a 46 and Seth coming in with a 57; Julian Crozier came in just behind with a 62. Jackson Griffin, Will Redding and Josh Bible took the top seeds in the boys 1112s with a 46, 51 and 62, respectively. Five little strokes separated the top three in the boys 9-10 group with Billy Carols 46 outlasting Clay Jacobs 48, which edged Zach Doorlags 51. Both boys and girls comprise the 6-8 year old division. Parker Griffin rolled in with a 28, two strokes ahead of Jack DuPriest and settling Brody Hall with third at 34. As the year heads toward a close, many of the children Sertoma tour blazes through the Bluffs See TOUR, Page B4 Courtesy photo Jimmy Maynard came away from the National Senior Games with a bronze medal in the 70-74 Doubles Pickleball competition. Area athletes making mark at Senior Games Courtesy photo Out of more than 550 participants vying for the top spots, Sebrings Allen Abe, with his father Allen Abe Sr., placed 7th at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Invitational. Special to the News-SunIn late June, Allen Abe and his father Allen Abe Sr. set off for their trip to the 2013 4-H National Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Nebraska, where more than 550 4-H youth from across the country came to compete in nine different shooting sports categories. Allen has been involved with archery for four years now and over the years has developed a passion and tremendous skill for archery. We are excited to congratulate Allen on placing 7th in the nation in the Compound Archery category. This is a huge accomplishment and the Highlands County 4-H is extremely proud of all of the hard work and dedication he has put into his archery project. By attending the National Shooting Sports Invitational, I was able to further develop my skills, gain more knowledge of the archery program, and create new friendships, Abe said. I will forever Abe hits his mark at 4-H Nationals See ABE, Page B4 See GAMES, 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 email@example.com The Sebring High School pool is currently open Monday through Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Additional hours will be added once school is out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, and family passes are available at $50 for first family member and $15 for each additional. Water aerobics are also underway, meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at $2 per class. Those with a summer pass can take the class for $1 per. Sebring Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four (4) instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight (8) types of instruction: Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no experience necessary. Parent and Tot: Water Orientation. Mother/Father must participate with child. (6 months to 2 years of age.) Level I: Introduction to Water Skills. Students first water orientation without Mother/Father. Part A--Preschool Aquatics (2-4 years of age) Part B-School Age (4-5 years of age) Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Students do not need Mother/Father in pool. (4-5 years of age.) Level III: Stroke Development. Students must be comfortable in water. Level IV:Stroke Improvement. Students must be able to swim 10 yards, do a front dive, and float on their backs. Level V:Stroke Refinement. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water 30 seconds, and elementary back stroke 25 yards. Level VI:Part A Personal Water Safety/Diving Fundamentals. Students must be able to swim 100 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, backstroke 100 yards. Will learn basics of diving. Part B Fitness Swimmer/Diving Fundamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of diving. There will be a $50 fee for the twoweek session and students will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. For questions, call 471-5500, ext. 229, or 381-7092 and leave a message for Ms. Pat.STR8 UP seeks helpLAKE PLACID As STR8 UPYouth Ministry in Lake Placid celebrates its one-year anniversary as a ministry, they are looking for ways to enhance their programs in order to maintain and challenge the influx of teenagers that enter the ministry. The youth currently play basketball on the back parking lot area and have long since outgrown it. They need the challenge of a full court and higher goals. William E. Lewis and Associates have donated the NBA-style fiberglass goals. Bevis Construction and Concrete has once again partnered with the program to provide the labor for this considerable project. STR8 UPis seeking to raise $7,500 for 80 yards of concrete. STR8 UPis asking for donations towards the goal one quarter of a yard of concrete is $25, half a yard is $50, and one yard of concrete is $100. All donations are welcome. Please make checks payable to STR8 UPYouth Ministry P.O. Box 654 Lake Placid, FL33862 or PayPal can be used from their website www.str8up.org.14th Annual Firemen MemorialSEBRING As one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, Sebring Firemen, Inc. will hold the 14th Annual Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sun NLake Golf and Country Club. Presented by AXAAdvisors, LLC and Home Depot, the day-long tournament will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and cannon start at 8:30 a.m. The format is a 4-person Scramble, flighted by handicap, utilizing both the Deer Run and Turtle Run courses, and the entry fee remains at $75 per player. As is their nearly 90-year old custom the Firemen seek to raise funds to help all area student-athletes and athletic programs. And in so doing, make it a fun and memorable event for all those involved. The festivities, in fact, begin the nigh t before at the Pre-Tournament Mixer on Friday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun NLake restaurant for early registration and a heavy dose of hors doeuvres. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Aug. 8, and checks should be made payable and remit to Sebring Firemen, Inc., P.O Box 1981, Sebring, FL33871, (863) 3822255. T eam 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. APHS Pool ScheduleAVONPARK Beginning Tuesday, July 16, the Avon Park High School Pool will be open Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 -3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The cost is $2 per swimmer.LP Cheer Car WashLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Cheerleaders are having a Car Wash on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seacoast Bank, 199 US 27 N, Lake Placid. We will be washing cars for donations, while also selling hot dogs, baked goodies and drinks to help raise monies for transportation to away games. Please come out and support the Cheerleaders. If you have any questions you may contact Sharon Reid at 863-840-1379.Excel Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering six clinics for beginner/intermediate boys and girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills, loco-motor movements, eye/hand coordination and team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for two hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic, or a six-clinic special of $250. Pre-register by Monday, July 22 and the cost will be cut down to $200 for al l 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-schoo l athletes preparing for the school season. Private, specialized training sessions with Coach Crawford will be available immediately following each clinic, from 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, contact Crawford at (863) 385-2377, or at craw firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ___ Tuesdays Games Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 4 Baltimore 4, Houston 3 Detroit 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2 Boston 8, Seattle 2 Texas 14, L.A. Angels 11, 10 innings Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2 Toronto 5, Oakland 0 L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Wednesdays Games Washington at Detroit Toronto at Oakland Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Houston at Baltimore Arizona at Tampa Bay Seattle at Boston L.A. Angels at Texas Kansas City at Minnesota N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers Thursdays Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, late Kansas City at Minnesota, late Arizona at Texas, late Houston at Baltimore, late Seattle at Boston, late T oronto at L.A. Angels, late Fridays Games Seattle at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 7 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING 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, TB 14-3 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.34 Kuroda, NYY2.51 Colon, OAK2.54 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX172 Scherzer, DET164 Hernandez, SEA158 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL35 Rivera, NYY 33 Nathan, TEX 32NATIONALLEAGUEEast 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 ___ Tuesdays Games Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 5, 1st game Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1, 11 innings, 1st game Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 3 Detroit 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2 Atlanta 11, Colorado 3 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 2, 10 innings Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 0, 2nd game Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 2nd game San Diego 4, Cincinnati 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Wednesdays Games Washington at Detroit Cincinnati at San Diego San Francisco at Philadelphia St. Louis at Pittsburgh Arizona at Tampa Bay Colorado at Atlanta N.Y. Mets at Miami Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers Thursdays Games N.Y. Mets at Miami, late Arizona at Texas, late San Francisco at Philadelphia, late St. Louis at Pittsburgh, late Colorado at Atlanta, late L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, late Fridays Games L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING 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, STL30FIRST ROUNDThursday, Aug. 1 National Conference Spokane at Chicago, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 American Conference Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 National Conference San Jose at Arizona, 7 p.m.CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPSDates TBA American Orlando-Philadelphia winner vs. Tampa Bay-Jacksonville winner, TBA National Spokane-Chicago winner vs. San JoseArizona winner, TBAARENABOWLat Orlando Friday, Aug. 16 American champion vs. National champion, 1 p.m.EASTERN 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 Wednesdays Game New York at Washington, 7 p.m. Thursdays Games Indiana at Connecticut, late Phoenix at Seattle, late Fridays Games Los Angeles at Tulsa, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD B B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Javier Fortuna vs. Luis Franco. . . . 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 F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 7 7 p p . m m . San Francisco at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . Regional L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs or Atlanta at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 7 7 p p . m m . San Francisco at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Guiness Champions Cup Semifinal . . . . . . F F O O X XT T E E N N N N I I S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . ATP Citi Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . ATP Citi Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . WTA Southern California Open . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . ATP Citi Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 p p . m m . WTA Southern California Open . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . NASCAR U.S. Cellular 250 . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . NHRA Northwest Nationals . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . RICOH Womens British Open . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 a a . m m . PGA Mylan Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA 3M Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 2 2 p p . m m . PGA WGC Bridgestone Invitational . . . G G O O L L F F 7 7 p p . m m . PGA Reno-Tahoe Open . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 a a . m m . RICOH Womens British Open . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 N N o o o o n n PGA WGC Bridgestone Invitational . . . G G O O L L F F 2 2 p p . m m . PGA WGC Bridgestone Invitational . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . PGA 3M Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 7 7 p p . m m . PGA Reno-Tahoe Open . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Arena Football Playoffs Page B2News-SunFriday, August 2, 2013www.newssun.com BERLIN (AP) Lance Armstrong should have his seven Tour de France victories reinstated because of the prevalence of doping at the time, former cyclist Jan Ullrich said. I would give Armstrong the Tour victories back. ... Thats how it was back then, Ullrich told the current edition of Sport Bild magazine. It doesnt help anyone to draw a line through the winnerslist. Ullrich, who won the Tour in 1997, finished second to Armstrong three times in 2000, 2001 and 2003 but the German declined to stake a claim for his former rivals stripped titles. I only want victories that Ive experienced on the bike. I dont want to win anything at the green table, he said. Armstrong, the dominant cyclist of his generation, acknowledged in January that he doped for all seven of his Tour wins from 1999-2005. He was subsequently stripped of the titles. Ullrich admitted to Focus magazine in June that he received blood treatments from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. But Id said that already a thousand times. There was nothing new in that, said Ullrich, who was stripped of third place in the 2005 Tour and banned for two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in February 2012. Last month, a French inquiry uncovered proof Ullrich used EPO when he finished second to 1998 Tour champion Marco Pantani, who also used the banned bloodbooster. Pantani died from a drug overdose in 2004. Ullrich was unapologetic when asked why he had not come clean about his doping past before. I decided differently, he said. In hindsight, perhaps I would have done some things differently. But I am no god that can see everything and do everything right. The 39-year-old Ullrich, who retired from racing in 2007, said he wanted to firmly believe that cycling is a now cleaner sport. Ullrich: Armstrong should get Tour de France wins reinstated
C M Y K Golf HammockLast Monday, July 29, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. Jim Gulick scored a plus 5 that was good for first place in A group and in second place was Johnny McEachren at plus 1. InB group Jack Stafford came in first place with plus 4 and Pat Dell came in second place at even. Phil Raymond made plus 4 that was good for first place in C group with Terry Yandle in second place at minus 1. Rick Cloverhouse came in at even that was good for first place in D group and Shorty Crocker was at minus 2 for second place. InE group Ralph Pickering had plus 4 for first place and Bob Hughes came in second at even. Jerry Patterson came in first place with a plus 7 in F group and there was a tie for second place between Dave Hankinson and Larry Spry at plus 2. The Mezza group will be playing at Golf Hammock next Monday, August 5, beginning at 7:45 a.m. There will be free hamburgers and beer for all players in the Mezza Group on Monday August 26. Please notify Pete at 3821280 for more information.Lake June WestA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, July 25, with Ken Rowen, Charlotte Mathew and Larry and Chris Heath getting the win with a 56. Two shots back for second, at 58, were Margaret Schultz, Betty Billau and John and Gloria Huggett. In closest to the pin, Gloria Hugget got to within 27-feet, 2inches from No. 2 and Mathew hit to 24-feet, 3-inches from No. 8. The Mens League took to the course on Wednesday, July 24. The team of Paul Martin, Norm Grubbs and Jack Maginnis were on a roll and came in with a 40, eight shots ahead of their nearest competitors. Those coming in with a 48 for second were Joe Swartz, W oody Cook and Larry Heath. One shot in back of them, at 49, were Dick Reaney, Mario Cappelletti, Fred Neer and Al W elsh. Closest to the pin on the day saw Martin get to 22-feet, 4inches from No. 2, Cook get to 8-feet from No. 4 and Welsh to 9-feet, 4-inches from No. 8.Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association played a Two Best Balls Front, One Best Ball Back event on W ednesday, July 24. Taking first place on the day, with a -21, was the team of Lane Capp, Russ Isaacs, Jack Hoerner and Bud Snyder. Coming in with a -20 for second were Jack Marceau, Gene Ransom, John Millcrick and W ayne Wood. Three more shots back, at 17, was the team of Bob McMillian, Ed Bartusch and Bob Sheets. f or now, but if the demand for live bait is stronger come fall and winter, well o pen earlier. Opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m. during the w eek, 5 p.m. on the weekend should provide plenty of opportunities for most folks to stop in when its most convenient for them. So if youre in the neighborhood this Saturday, stop by and see us. Well be opening at 8 a.m. and there should be plenty of parking available.Wednesday Bass Tournament We had a few more guys show up last week for our Wednesday morning bass tournament on Lake Jackson. Im starting to think this must be my lucky lake, winning the first three tournaments weve held. Last week I fished alone and caught 19 bass from 7:30 a.m. to Noon. I actually had my three largest fish, a 3.8 pounder, 2.7 and a 2.2 in the livewell by 8 a.m. I continued to catch fish all morning on a suspending crankbait, but most were in the 1 1/2 to 2 pound range. Nick DeSanta finished in second place with three bass and third place went to the team of Bob Mysliwy and Richard Neely who also weighed in 3 bass. There are a lot of fish in this lake, especially in the 14-15 inch range. On most afternoons, you can see the schools of bass busting the surface chasing baitfish. Casting almost anything into the fray will result in a hookup. I wont be fishing this weeks tournament, though, as I have a guide trip planned for Wednesday but Im hopeful our little group will continue to grow as more and more fishermen join us. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He will soon be opening REDS II, a fishing tackle store at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-273-4998 or by email at email@example.com. Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at theamericanfisherman.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 2, 2013Page B3 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 8/2/13 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 1 1 9 9 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/2/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 1 1 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 8 8 Continued from B1 Reds II build-up hasnt kept Don off the water are working hard towards qualifying for the champio nship as well as earning p oints toward a trophy at the end of the year. W ith two tournaments l eft before the season-closing, two-day Sertoma Junior Tour Championship o n Aug. 16 and 17 at Sun NLake, there are sure to be more sparks flying as the competition continues to heat up on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour. The Tour headed up to the Lake Wales Golf and Country Club Thursday for the eighth event of the summer and will play at Placid Lakes on Thursday, Aug. 8, before wrapping things up with the Tour Championship. Continued from B1 Courtesy photo Alex Hornick, left, couldnt overcome a strong round by Lindsey Moffat in Mondays Sertoma Junior Tour event at The Bluffs. 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C M Y K Page B4News-SunFriday, August 2, 2013www.newssun.com summer of love; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, summer of love; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 3 3 3 3 Biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 4 4 8 8 w ho participated on behalf of Maine. There were 16 doubles teams with players representing 13 different states in this a ge division at the National Senior Games. Reynolds and Miller faced stiff competition right off the bat winning only one of three g ames in round one. They then moved onto the consolation side of their division playing sudden death games to 15 points. They won round two 15-8, r ound three 15-4 but were knocked out of competition w ith an 15-8 loss in round four finishing 8th out of 16 teams. Gail Brown of Tanglewood also played at the Senior G ames on Sunday. She competed in the 70-74 year old womens doubles division which had 9 pairs representing a total of 8 s tates. Gails partner was June A ngelos of Fort Myers. In the first round they defeated their opponents 112 11-3. The second round was m ore challenging with the opposition taking the first game 11-8 before Brown and A ngelos fought back in hotly contested games emerging with 11-9 and 12-10 wins to a dvance to round three. Facing tough competition, B rown and Angelos went down 11-6 and 11-4. The winners advanced directly to the gold medal round while Brown and A ngelos had to play another game to qualify for the finals. They lost their first game 15-4 then came back with an 11-3 drubbing of their opponents before finishing with a very closely fought 12-10 v ictory. Their matches were exciting with long rallies, usually ending with one of Browns smashes or famous cut shots. The win put them into the finals competing against the team which had defeated them in round three. Once again the team of Carroll and Mattox emerged victorious with 11-4 and 11-5 wins. Brown and Angelos captured the silver medal, which Brown can add to her silver medal won in golf last Friday. On Monday, July 29, Roger Binette and Tom Stadler, both members of the T anglewood Pickleball Club competed in the 65-69 year old mens doubles division with 18 other teams. Players in this age bracket come from 22 states. In their first match, Binette and Stadler faced extremely tough competition and went down in two games straight. This moved the partners across to the consolation side of the event where a 15-5 triumph allowed them to advance to the third round of play but they were eliminated with a 15-10 loss. Jimmy Maynard and his partner Steve Arlen from Solivita, Florida also played at the Games on Monday. They were in the 70-74 age group which was comprised of 12 teams representing a total of 14 states. Maynard and Arlen had a bye in round one. They emerged from round two with 11-9 and 11-4 wins. In the third round, Maynard and Arlen engaged in some excellent play, dominating the games 11-7 and 1 1-2. They won the first game of round four 13-11 but then were on the losing end in the next two, 11-7 and 11-9. The loss didnt knock them out of the competition but forced Maynard and Arlen into round five to battle for the right to play in the gold medal game. Unfortunately, they lost both games 11-7 but do leave the games with a bronze Continued from B1 Senior Games see riveting matches for local athletes Courtesy photo Tanglewoods Diane Reynolds described the feeling of participation in the National Senior Games as electric. COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/2/13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 0 0 r emember this week at the National Shooting Sports Invitational and I look forward to attending next year. Allen Abe will begin his senior year at Sebring High School this coming school year; his future plans are to attend University of Florida and obtain a Doctorate of Dental Science. Continued from B1 Abe makes most of his chance ST. PETERSBURG (AP) Matt Moores changeup has caused a lot of trouble for hitters this season. Now its even a problem for Moore, Tampa Bays All-Star pitcher who was put on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a sore left elbow. Moore will miss one or two starts. The Rays are calling the move precautionary. Moore is 14-3 with a 3.41 ERAin 21 starts. The Rays made the move while leading the ALEast, and called up infielder Ryan Roberts from Triple-ADurham. If this was the playoffs or some situation that called for me to be out there, I think without doubt that I could do it, Moore said. But theres just no reason for us to push things right now. Elbow puts Moore on DL
C M Y K Comprehensive sets eventsComprehensive Health Care has a number of community outreach events planned for the coming w eek: Monday 8 a.m., Health F air, Brookside Bluffs, RT 17, Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m. Health Fair, Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Rd, Wauchula; 1 p.m., caregivers support g roup, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 9 a.m., Health F air, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, RT27, Sebring; 10:30 a.m. Health Fair, Fair Havens Apartments, Spinks Rd, Sebring; 1 p.m. Briarwood Apartments, Villa Rd, Sebring Wednesday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Villa Del Sol, behind Winn Dixie, RT27, Avon Park; 9 a.m. Health Fair, Avon Park meal site, Main St, Avon Park Thursday 9 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid meal site, Interlake Boulevard. Friday 7 a.m., Health Fair, Arc residence, Pleasant St, Avon Park.ACE Homecare plans eventsACE Homecare community outreach activities this week include: Monday 9 a.m., Music and Motion at Rest Haven in Zolfo Springs; 10:30 a.m., health fair at Chatam Point in Wauchula; and 1 p.m., health fair at Forest Glades Apartments in Wauchula. Tuesday 10 a.m., Music and Motion at Change of Pace in Sebring. Wednesday 10:30 a.m., Coping with Life Changes/gaming at Crown Pointe Assisted Living Facility in Sebring. Thursday 10 a.m., health fair at Change of Pace in Sebring; 1 p.m., Music and Motion at Fair Haven in Sebring; and 2:30 p.m., health fair at Castle Hill Apartments in Avon Park. Friday 10 a.m., health fair at Highlands Village in Sebring. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. For information, call ACE Homecare at 385-7058. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 2, 2013Page B5 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 4 4 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 9 9 MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 3 3 0 0 B y MARILYNN MARCHIONE APChief Medical WriterFor the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smoke rs should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease. If it becomes final as expected, the advice by the U .S. Preventive Services Task Force would clear the way for insurers to cover CT s cans, a type of X-ray, for those at greatest risk. That would be people ages 5 5 through 79 who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 3 0 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years. Whether screening w ould help younger or lighter smokers isnt known, s o scans are not advised for them. They also arent for people who quit at least 15 years ago, or people too sick or frail to undergo cancer t reatment. The evidence shows we c an prevent a substantial number of lung cancer deaths by screening a bout 20,000 of the 160,000 that occur each year in the U nited States, said Dr. Michael LeFevre, a task force leader and family p hysician at the University of Missouri. Public comments will be taken until Aug. 26, then the panel will give its final advice. Reports on screening were published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine. The recommendation is a big deal for many reasons. The task force, an independent group of doctors appointed by the government, in recent years has urged less frequent screening for breast and cervical cancers, and no screening for prostate cancer, saying PSAblood tests do men more harm than good. There are no good ways to screen for ovarian cancer or other less common types. But lung cancer is the top cancer killer worldwide. Nearly 90 percent of people who get it die from it, usually because its found too late for treatment to succeed. About 85 percent of lung cancers in the U.S. are attributable to smoking, and about 37 percent of U.S. adults are current or former smokers. The task force estimates that 10 million Americans would fit the smoking and age criteria for screening. The American Cancer Society used to recommend screening with ordinary chest X-rays but withdrew that advice in 1980 after studies showed they werent saving lives. Since then, CT scans have come into wider use, and the society and other groups have endorsed their limited use for screening certain heavy smokers. Healthy Living DearPharmacist: I have Hashimotos thyroid disease, and my husband has Graves. We are a perfect match because he makes too much and I make too little. Advice? B.L., Dallas Answer: Youre little thyroid is a small gland with a big function. Located at the base of your throat, your thyroid produces hormones that control your metabolism (as in fat-burning ability) and regulates the rhythm of your heart and your body temperature. That explains why you eat like a bird and gain weight, while your husband eats like a horse and stays thin. People like that either have a healthy thyroid and good metabolism, or they have intestinal parasites. Well, anyway, point is, one glitch in your thyroid and dangerous consequences can ensue, ranging from encephalopathy to heartbeat irregularities. Most people think hypothyroidism is strictly about fatigue, cold sensitivity and weight gain but news flash, it causes misery head to toe. The opposite of hypothyroidism is hyperthyroidism, where excessive thyroid hormone is produced causing weight loss, rapid heartbeat, and heat intolerance (and 100 more symptoms). Hyperthyroidism is often referred to as Gravesdisease, an auto-immune condition where the body attacks its own thyroid gland. Agoiter in the neck can occur. Whether you have hypo or hyperthyroidism, selenium, is one trace mineral that may help. There are others which Ive written about in the past (see my article archives). Selenium has been shown in clinical trials to either slow the progression of or reduce symptoms of thyroid conditions, meaning any imbalance (hyper or hypo). Selenium is directly tied to the health of your thyroid gland so discuss this mineral with your doctor. Your precious stash of selenium may be mugged by... wait for it... your medication! Surprised? Well, unfortunately its true. Your medicine might be crashing your thyroid over time, and this was covered in the selenium chapter in my book, Drug Muggers. Here are some common muggers of selenium: Acid reducing medications Antidepressants Corticosteroids Hormone-replacement therapy Birth control pills Breast cancer drugs Sulfonamides If you take any of those, selenium supplementation may be critical for you. And just FYI, its not just medicine; certain medical conditions and beverages affect selenium status. Recently, scientists discovered a certain gene is associated with thyroid cancer. This gene usually stops tumor growth and when lifestyle factors turn it off in your body, thyroid tumors are more apt to grow. Im approaching my word count so if youd like more details about thyroid disease, this cancer gene, how to switch it back on or anything else, sign up for my health tips newsletter at my website, in the banner, upper right hand corner. One more thing, selenium-rich foods include walnuts, tuna (not too much, mercury!), shrimp, eggs, cheese, turkey, beef and oatmeal. I like Brazil nuts because eating four per day gives you about 200 micrograms of selenium. Do not make home-made Brazil nut milk like I did, you will overload! Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Selenium helps Hashimotos and Graves disease Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Snapshots Metro Government advisers say that heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their risk of dying from lung cancer. Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers CITY OF AVON PARK; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; process, main A Avon Park Hist; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 3 3 8 8 8 8 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 7 7
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Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday W orship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A A S S S S E E M M B B L L Y Y O O F F G G O O D D C C h h r r i i s s t t F F e e l l l l o o w w s s h h i i p p C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( A A s s s s e e m m b b l l y y o o f f G G o o d d ) ) , 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F F i i r r s s t t A A s s s s e e m m b b l l y y o o f f G G o o d d , 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B B A A P P T T I I S S T T A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k L L a a k k e e s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B B e e t t h h a a n n y y B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( G G A A R R B B C C ) ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F F a a i i t t h h M M i i s s s s i i o o n n a a r r y y B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F F e e l l l l o o w w s s h h i i p p B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k ,100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Morning and evening services available at www.fbcap.net. Select Media, select Sermon Library, select Date. Call 453-6681 for details. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f L L a a k k e e J J o o s s e e p p h h i i n n e e , 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f L L a a k k e e P P l l a a c c i i d d , Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: email@example.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f L L o o r r i i d d a a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , S S e e b b r r i i n n g g , 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. T elephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com F F l l o o r r i i d d a a A A v v e e n n u u e e B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I I n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L L e e i i s s u u r r e e L L a a k k e e s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M M a a r r a a n n a a t t h h a a B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( G G A A R R B B C C ) ) , 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P P a a r r k k w w a a y y F F r r e e e e W W i i l l l l B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S S p p a a r r t t a a R R o o a a d d B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , ( ( S S B B C C ) ) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S S o o u u t t h h s s i i d d e e B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( G G A A R R B B C C ) ) , 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S S p p r r i i n n g g L L a a k k e e B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S S u u n n r r i i d d g g e e B B a a p p t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , ( ( S S B B C C ) ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 .C CA A T T H H O O L L I I C C O O u u r r L L a a d d y y o o f f G G r r a a c c e e C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c C C h h u u r r c c h h , 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 9th and up, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S S t t . C C a a t t h h e e r r i i n n e e C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c C C h h u u r r c c h h , 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, firstname.lastname@example.org ; website, www.stcathe.com School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email email@example.com School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S S t t . J J a a m m e e s s C C a a t t h h o o l l i i c c C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.C C H H R R I I S S T T I I A A N N C C o o r r n n e e r r s s t t o o n n e e C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. E E a a s s t t s s i i d d e e C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S S e e b b r r i i n n g g C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F F i i r r s s t t C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( D D i i s s c c i i p p l l e e s s o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t ) ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C C H H R R I I S S T T I I A A N N & & M M I I S S S S I I O O N N A A R R Y Y A A L L L L I I A A N N C C E E The A A l l l l i i a a n n c c e e C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f S S e e b b r r i i n n g g , 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C C H H R R I I S S T T I I A A N N S S C C I I E E N N C C E E C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n S S c c i i e e n n c c e e C C h h u u r r c c h h , 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F B B R R E E T T H H R R E E N N C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f t t h h e e B B r r e e t t h h r r e e n n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F C C H H R R I I S S T T A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t , 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L L a a k k e e P P l l a a c c i i d d C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t , 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S S e e b b r r i i n n g g P P a a r r k k w w a a y y C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t , 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F G G O O D D C C h h u u r r c c h h o o n n t t h h e e R R i i d d g g e e , Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F N N A A Z Z A A R R E E N N E E F F i i r r s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f t t h h e e N N a a z z a a r r e e n n e e o o f f A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k , P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. F F i i r r s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f t t h h e e N N a a z z a a r r e e n n e e o o f f L L a a k k e e P P l l a a c c i i d d , 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor.C C H H U U R R C C H H E E S S O O F F C C H H R R I I S S T T I I N N C C H H R R I I S S T T I I A A N N U U N N I I O O N N C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y B B i i b b l l e e C C h h u u r r c c h h C C h h u u r r c c h h e e s s o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t i i n n C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n U U n n i i o o n n , (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled ARicher H arvest. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School, past the four-way stop sign. For i nformation, call 471-2663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Arrow of Deliverance: Part 2 at the S unday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study i s the book of John. Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will preach Sunday on WeAre Called to Righteousness from Psalm 37. The church of Buttonwood Bay meets for worship in the recreation hall on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For information, call 382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, Faith Migration, based on Hosea 11:1-11. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Bill Cole will preach The Heart of the Matter from Romans 2:173:8, continuing in his series Pauls Message to the USA. Sunday evening, he will preach God in the Flesh from John 5:17-30 from his series The Other Gospel. For information about activities of the Faith Baptist, call the church office at 465-0060.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING ThisSundayguestPastor Tony Doucheswill deliver hissermontitled Rich In God Now Thats Really Living! basedon Luke 12: 13-21. Faith Child Development Center is registering for VPK for fall classes. Classes run with the Highlands County School Calendar. Parents interested in the VPK program should contact the Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland at 314-9213 for more information. On Sunday,Aug. 18 the church wants to celebrate and bless the beginning of another school year. Students, preschool through adult, bring backpacks or lunch boxes to the worship service. The service will lift up children and students of all ages, dedicating them to Gods glory.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Becks message for Sunday is Leaving a Lasting Impression. Nursery is available for the morning and evening services. Bible study, prayer meeting, youth activities and Spanish church are planned for Wednesday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 863-453-6681 or email email@example.com/First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Jeff Taylor will speak on Cooperation Lessons I Learned Driving Down Highway 70. The church group OASIS, Older Adults Sharing In Service, meets from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the fellowship hall of the church. The community is invited to join in this group of senior adults coming together for fellowship and fun. Gently used clothing of all sizes will be offered free at the church on Saturday. The annual clothing giveaway will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For information, call 465-5126 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.First Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK The Pay It Forward program has begun. Bring in new/like new items for donation during the morning hours, Monday-Friday. Adate for distribution in the near future will be announced. First Christian Church of A von Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to request information. The church website is www.firstcchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING The pastors sermon for Sunday is How to Treat a Believer Who Sins from Matthew 18:1520. Assisting the pastor during the Communion service will be Elders Teresa Williams and Sandra Laufer. Deacons for the day are Franny Goff and Juanita Roberts. Servers are Michelle and Nelson Hare. Greeting the congregation will be Gloria Andrick. Acolyte for the day will be one of the Kunsak sisters.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Don Davis is the guest speaker on Sunday. Youth Summer Camp for students in sixth through Church News Continued on B7
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 2, 2013Page B7 E E P P I I S S C C O O P P A A L L S S t t . A A g g n n e e s s E E p p i i s s c c o o p p a a l l C C h h u u r r c c h h ,3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S S t t . F F r r a a n n c c i i s s o o f f A A s s s s i i s s i i A A n n g g l l i i c c a a n n E E p p i i s s c c o o p p a a l l C C h h u u r r c c h h , 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Summer Sunday schedule, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., June 2-Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Bible study. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m. Thursday. St. Francis Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (863) 8403715.E E V V A A N N G G E E L L I I C C A A L L F F R R E E E E C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F A A M M E E R R I I C C A A T T h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f t t h h e e W W a a y y E E F F C C A A , 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG G R R A A C C E E B B R R E E T T H H R R E E N N G G r r a a c c e e B B r r e e t t h h r r e e n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org .I I N N D D E E P P E E N N D D E E N N T T F F i i r r s s t t C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I I N N T T E E R R D D E E N N O O M M I I N N A A T T I I O O N N A A L L W W o o r r l l d d H H a a r r v v e e s s t t a a n n d d R R e e s s t t o o r r a a t t i i o o n n M M i i n n i i s s t t r r i i e e s s , (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L L U U T T H H E E R R A A N N A A t t o o n n e e m m e e n n t t L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( E E L L C C A A ) ) , 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month; Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days aweek to congretation and community. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. C C h h r r i i s s t t L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k L L C C M M S S , 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional L utheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org F F a a i i t t h h L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h L L C C M M S S , 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G G o o o o d d S S h h e e p p h h e e r r d d L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( A A A A L L C C ) ) A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n A A s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n n o o f f L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h e e s s , 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N N e e w w L L i i f f e e E E v v a a n n g g e e l l i i c c a a l l L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlifesebring.com R R e e s s u u r r r r e e c c t t i i o o n n L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h E E L L C C A A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T T r r i i n n i i t t y y L L u u t t h h e e r r a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h L L C C M M S S , 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. NonTraditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Preschool, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com .N N O O N N D D E E N N O O M M I I N N A A T T I I O O N N A A L L B B i i b b l l e e F F e e l l l l o o w w s s h h i i p p C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. C C a a l l v v a a r r y y C C h h u u r r c c h h , 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n T T r r a a i i n n i i n n g g M M i i n n i i s s t t r r i i e e s s I I n n c c . , on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, firstname.lastname@example.org. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com C C r r o o s s s s r r o o a a d d s s o o f f L L i i f f e e , 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perf ect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G G r r a a c c e e B B i i b b l l e e C C h h u u r r c c h h , 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating T ruth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; W ednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org F F a a i i t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r W W e e s s t t M M i i n n i i s s t t r r y y , Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H H i i g g h h l l a a n n d d s s C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y C C h h u u r r c c h h ,a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N N e e w w B B e e g g i i n n n n i i n n g g s s C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f S S e e b b r r i i n n g g meeting at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. T T h h e e L L o o r r d d s s S S e e n n t t i i n n e e l l F F e e l l l l o o w w s s h h i i p p C C h h u u r r c c h h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries.com. U U n n i i o o n n C C h h u u r r c c h h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org U U n n i i t t y y L L i i f f e e E E n n r r i i c c h h m m e e n n t t C C e e n n t t r r e e , new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail email@example.com. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary.P P R R E E S S B B Y Y T T E E R R I I A A N N C C o o v v e e n n a a n n t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( P P C C A A ) ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F F i i r r s s t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h A A R R P P , 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; W omens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F F i i r r s s t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , A A R R P P , 319 P oinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email: email@example.com, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F F i i r r s s t t P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h , A A R R P P , www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Sstudy 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group 6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. S S p p r r i i n n g g L L a a k k e e P P r r e e s s b b y y t t e e r r i i a a n n C C h h u u r r c c h h ( ( U U S S A A ) ) , 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.S S E E V V E E N N T T H H D D A A Y Y A A D D V V E E N N T T I I S S T T A A v v o o n n P P a a r r k k S S e e v v e e n n t t h h d d a a y y A A d d v v e e n n t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org S S e e b b r r i i n n g g S S e e v v e e n n t t h h D D a a y y A A d d v v e e n n t t i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.T T H H E E C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F L L A A T T T T E E R R D D A A Y Y S S A A I I N N T T S S T T h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f J J e e s s u u s s C C h h r r i i s s t t o o f f L L a a t t t t e e r r D D a a y y S S a a i i n n t t s s 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 78:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 811 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.T T H H E E S S A A L L V V A A T T I I O O N N A A R R M M Y Y T T h h e e S S a a l l v v a a t t i i o o n n A A r r m m y y C C e e n n t t e e r r f f o o r r W W o o r r s s h h i i p p Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U U N N I I T T E E D D M M E E T T H H O O D D I I S S T T F F i i r r s s t t U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F F i i r r s s t t U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Devon Jarrett, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. S S t t . J J o o h h n n U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org S S p p r r i i n n g g L L a a k k e e U U n n i i t t e e d d M M e e t t h h o o d d i i s s t t C C h h u u r r c c h h , 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U U N N I I T T E E D D C C H H U U R R C C H H O O F F C C H H R R I I S S T T E E m m m m a a n n u u e e l l U U n n i i t t e e d d C C h h u u r r c c h h o o f f C C h h r r i i s s t t , Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion eighth grades is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. L unch and snacks will be provided. Campers will meet in the fellowship hall for devotions, crafts and sports. For information, call 3850 107.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday, the pastors sermon is titled Right Understanding and is based on Job 42:1-6. Special music w ill be provided by Margaret Desness and Bev Rudd singing What a Day That W ill Be. Members are asked to bring non-perishable items f or the Church Service Center. The adult Sunday School class has been viewing videos sponsored by Focus on the Family. These videos are narrated by Ray Vander Laan, historian and teacher, and are filmed on location. Sundays video is titled The Fifth Cup: Our Way of Hope and was filmed in Gethsemane. On Friday, Childrens Ministry and Youth Group will meet. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). FCall 453-3242 or check the website at avonparkapchurch.com/.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The Tuesday Home Bible Study Series continues with Messiah: Shadow to Image. Call 6582534 for location and further information. The sermon series continues What Comes After the Anointing? There is a dimension in God that goes beyond what is commonly called The Anointing. Find out how you canlive and flow in that dimension. The church meets at200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon on Sunday will be Hold on to Jesus with scripture from Hebrews 3:1-18. The service will include the VBS closing program. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID This is Communion Sunday. Pastor T im Haas will preach during the service on the subject of Choosing Sides with the Scripture from Luke 12:4953. Pre-service music will be by the Worship Band. Youth Group will be led by Rev. Claude Burnett at the Lighthouse at 5 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422 for information.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson will be The Festival Of the Booths taken from Nehemiah 8. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message at the worship service. Friday and Saturday, Parkway Free Will Baptist will host the Central Florida Annual Associational Meeting of Free Will Baptists. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552\.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon on Sunday is Dont Steal, Or Lie, Or Covet. Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Patrick Gardner will bring the message Are You Building a Barn or the Kingdom? with scripture reading from Luke 12:13-21 at Sundays services. Nursery is available for all three services. Hope Circle will meet at Chicanes Thursday. The mens group will meet at Panera Bread on Aug. 10. Continued from B6 RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.
C M Y K Page B8News-SunFriday, August 2, 2013www.newssun.com MOBILITY EXPRESS; 9.347"; 11"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 4 4 2 2 5 5 Religion Bountiful Blessings hosts Youth CrusadeSEBRING Bountiful Blessings Church of God w ill host its annual Youth Crusade at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The theme is Break Every Chain and performe rs include the church staff, spoken word poet 13th Disciple from Tampa and Wynsome McLean of Wellington. The church is at 820 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Contact Pastor V erona Bellamy at 3853545.Grace Ministry plans rummage eventLAKE PLACID Grace M inistry of First Presbyterian Church of L ake Placid, 117 N. Oak Ave., will have a rummage event to benefit those in the community who need assistance. The event is f rom 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. All items can be b ought for only a donation to Grace Ministries if possible. Bereavement Support Group offered at UnitySEBRING Celebrated licensed mental health bereavement expert and counselor, Charleen Charlie Stroup hostsa B ereavement Support Group, structured to meet the needs of any adult who is suffering from loss or grief, at 6 p.m. W ednesdays.Weekly meetings will be held atUnity L ife Enrichment Centre, 10417 S. Orange Blossom B lvd.The group is open to the public and is offered on a Love Offer basis. Stroup is known throughout the state as b eing a compassionate therapist in her field, and has helped countless people move through the pain of loss. Call The Centre office at 471-1122.Leisure Lakes BaptistVBS is setLAKE PLACID The Leisure Lakes Baptist Church will have its annual summer Vacation Bible School from MondayFriday. The week-long program will provide a free supper beginning at 5:15 p.m. with the program running from 6-8:30 p.m. This years theme is Investigation Destination, featuring exciting Bible stories, music, crafts, games, puppets, skits and prizes. It is open to all children from pre-school through the teen years. The church is off Miller Road at the western end of Lake June in the Leisure Lakes section of Lake Placid. Take Lake June Road to Miller, turning right on Wildflower. Everyone is welcome. Call 699-0671 or register online at www.leisurelakes.org.Church reopens clothing roomSEBRING The Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, has reopened the clothing room. It will be open from 9-11 a.m. every Thursday. Anyone may come, but each person must present a picture identification to be admitted. For information, call the church office at 385-7443. Snapshots A rich man was trying to find his daughter a birthday gift when he saw a poor man with a beautiful white horse. He told the man that he would give him $500 for the horse. The poor man replied, I dont know, mister. It dont look so good, and walked away. The next day, the rich man came back and offered the poor man $1,000 for the horse. The poor man said, I dont know, Mister. It dont look so good, and again, walked away. On the third day, the rich man offered the poor man $2,000 for the horse and said that he would not take no for an answer. The poor man agreed. The rich man paid the money and took the horse home. The rich mans daughter loved her present. She quickly climbed onto the back of the horse which immediately galloped headlong into a tree. The rich man rushed back to the poor mans house, demanding an explanation for the horses apparent blindness. The poor man replied, I told you! It dont look so good! Listening is, indeed, important. Understanding, however, is just as important, if not more so. The rich man heard the words of the poor man, but he did not grasp their meaning. If one does not understand what he or she is being told, then the words spoken are of little value. In Matthew 15:10, Jesus said to a crowd, Hear and understand. Jesus knew the importance of words, but He also recognized the need for the people to understand. In the parable of the sower, He explained the difference between those who hear only and those who both hear AND understand. Matthew 13:19 reads, When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart... Then, in Matthew 13:23, Jesus taught, And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. What a difference! The Bible is the greatest book that has ever been written, yet it is only a collection of good words to those who do not understand it. Reading Gods word is wonderful, but studying it to gain understanding is far better. Hear AND understand. Otherwise, you may as well ride a blind horse headlong into a big tree! Kevins Komments, by Kevin Patterson, is presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ, assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway.Find the church on the internet at www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail email@example.com Wheres your horse headed? Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Are you a Christian? So how deep are your prayers? Hi, my name is Reinhold Buxbaum from The Church of the Way, and I would like a word with you. Are you a praying person? No, I dont mean Now I lay me down to sleep .... I am talking about deep prayers. Prayers that go beyond the room ceiling. Prayers that come from deep within your heart. I asked you if you are a Christian, because if you are not, you are not even connected to God. Listen to John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing. Did you get that? Apart from Jesus, who is God, we can do nothing. Nothing that pleases God. Especially not our prayers. But even as a born again believer, our prayers can be very shallow. And very selfish. God, give me, give me, give me. Did you notice that the Lords Prayer starts with adoration? Our Father in heaven, Hallowed by Your name. (Luke 11:2, NKJV) Another translation says: May your name be kept holy. (NLT) Do we keep Gods name holy? It bothers me every time I hear Gods name used in vain. Did you also notice that the very next phrase goes your kingdom come (NIV). Another translation says May your Kingdom come soon (NLT). Do you really mean that when you pray? Do you mean it when you pray may your kingdom be ushered in as soon as possible? With other words, Holy God, please send Jesus soon for the rapture and take us to be with you to heaven. Do you know that St. John prayed such a prayer? It is the last prayer of the Bible Amen, Come, Lord Jesus (Rev. 22:20, NIV). God gave us more than 400 signs of the second coming of Jesus. Are you looking? Do you know them and see their fulfillment? If you do, your prayers will only get deeper! Yes, the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus! Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor of The Church of the Way. He teaches An Evening in Prophecy at 6:30 p.m. every first Monday of the month at Homers Restaurant. How is your prayer life? Guest Column Reinhold Buxbaum Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155
C M Y K DearAbby: I have been a lifeguard for more than 30 years, and I continually see parents and other adults putting children in harms way. Would you please remind your readers that they need to be vigilant around water? Adrowning is nothing like they show in the movies. As you take your family to your favorite swimming hole this summer, please be careful. If your child isnt a competent swimmer, never allow him or her to go beyond arms reach. Never exceed the ratio of two nonswimmers to one adult. If possible, stay where the child can touch the bottom. If your children can swim and you allow them to go into the pool, lake, ocean without you always watch them! Yes, lifeguards are observing the swimmers but no one on this planet will watch your child with the same vigilance that you will. So put down the book, the e-reader, the tablet, the cellphone and actively watch. If youre chatting with friends, dont look at them; watch your child. It can take as few as 10 to 20 seconds for a person to get into trouble and slip without a sound beneath the surface. I guarantee you: Your parent-tochild ratio is lower than that of any lifeguard-to-swimmer. Lifeguard John in Auburn, Wash. DearLifeguard John: Your message is important and timely. Every year we read about families basking in the sun near water, and children who have lost their lives because the person who was supposed to be watching them became momentarily distracted. I agree the best way to protect against tragedies like this is unremitting vigilance. Thanks for giving me a chance to say it again. DearAbby: I have a brother-in-law whom I love dearly who lives out of state and stays in our guest room frequently. I try hard to be a thoughtful hostess. When he comes, we spend the first 45 minutes rearranging the guest room furniture because he likes the bed to face west. Currently, it faces north, as do the nightstands and the dresser. I accommodate him, but frankly, its getting very old. Am I being nasty to want our furniture arranged the way were comfortable? Or must I allow him to rearrange it the way he wants it? He is here for only 24 hours and then leaves. Good Hostess in California DearHostess: Your brother-in-law may be a frustrated interior decorator, or want the room to be the way he sleeps at home. Agood hostess tries to accommodate the needs of her guests; however, if the furniture in your house has been moved, your brother-in-law should put it back the way it was before he leaves. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling included www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 2, 2013Page B9 Solution, B8 Diversions/Puzzles Summer fun can turn tragic in blink of an eye Dear Abby By JOCELYN NOVECK APNational Writer Guns? Please. There are enough guns in this movie to arm a small country. M aybe a medium-sized one. There are plenty of jokes in Guns, this summers latest variation on the buddycop theme, starring the e ngaging duo of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. But one of the funn iest things about it is that title. Bullets fly every few seco nds. By the end, its impossible to count how many peop le have died; its much easier to count whos still alive. And thats a shame, b ecause ultimately the bangbang in Guns, directed by B altasar Kormakur, becomes so tiresome that you forget what should be the main focus of the film: The appealing, easy chemistry between t he leads. What should have been an entertaining two h ours with this charismatic pair becomes a somewhat exhausting affair that might m ore aptly be called Boys and Their Toys. And permit us here to express some nostalgia for a recent buddy-cop movie that a lso had chemistry between its stars: The Heat, with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. If they could carry a laugh-filled action f ilm without frequent helpings of violence and torture, why cant the men? The script, written by Blake Masters and based on t he BOOM! Studios graphic novels by Steven Grant, is c omplicated perhaps unnecessarily so. We begin w ith Bobby (Washington) and Stig (Wahlberg) plotting a small-town bank robbery, each believing the other to be a disposable criminal, and e ach trying for his own reasons to seize the loot of drug lord Papi Greco (an excellent Edward James Olmos). They soon discover that i nstead of the couple million bucks they were expecting to find, theres upward of $40 million in the bank. To whom does it belong? Well, wait, because first we need to tell you that each man also learns the others real identity. Bobby, you see, is a DEA agent. And Stig? Navy intelligence. Both are now on the run, pursued by a shady character, Earl, who says the moneys his and wants it back (Bill Paxton, amusingly sleazy). Earl, whos always surrounded by henchmen, has an unnerving interrogation method: its called Russian Roulette. But its not only Earl whos after the duo: Stig is persona non grata with the Navy now, after running afoul of a corrupt boss (James Marsden, his usual charm untapped in this role). In short, the boys are in all kinds of trouble, and we havent even told you about Bobbys girlfriend, Deb (Paula Patton), who also works for the DEAand loves Bobby, but might be dating somebody else who ALSO might be big trouble. Confused? Well, at least youll find yourself laughing often at the WashingtonWahlberg banter. These guys are funniest doing little things, like quibbling over how much you should tip a waitress just after theyve set a huge fire to the diner she works in and the place is about to blow. Or discussing their relationship Stigs the touchy-feely one, hoping, he says, for an Ebony and Ivory sort of union. He wants to work together. Bobby wants to work in the same area code. But for each amusing exchange, theres a gratuitous scene that dampens the proceedings. One of the worst involves the torture of chickens. Yes, thats what we said. Theres also a juvenile obsession with male private parts, and guns aimed at said private parts. It all ends in an orgiastic shootout, of course. Will there be a sequel? Well, wed like to see more of Washington and Wahlberg together. Hey, maybe they could join McCarthy and Bullock in THEIR sequel? Too many guns overshadow good chemistry in Guns Courtesy photo Denzel Washington stars as Bobby and Mark Wahlberg stars as Stig in Universal Pictures Guns. Movie Review Guns Rating: R (violence throughout, language and brief nudity) Running time: 109 minutes Review: (of 4)
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