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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comAVON PARK Kevin C heatwood, owner of KCs C arpet Care, stood in awe S aturday morning, looking at w hat was left of where he had j ust finished a days worth of w ork the day before. I was just here yesterday m orning, Cheatwood said as he s tood near where the Camper C orral showroom had once been. I got here at 7:30 yesterday and t ook out about 500 gallons of w ater. They had a supply line b urst and I came in and ripped u p the carpet, took it out and put i n fans to dry everything out. I w as supposed to come in this m orning and lay down new carp et. Its unfortunate; this is a g ood family business. Afire, which may have been s parked by a severe lightning s torm that moved through the a rea Friday evening, gutted the b uilding between Sun N Lake a nd South Florida State College. The blaze engulfed and d estroyed the free-standing b uilding and severely damaged s everal motor homes nearby. We have been in business for 3 2 years here. We have a lot of f amily (and are) fortunate no one w as hurt because it was after h ours, Betty Cozier, who owns t he business with her husband, A nthony, said Saturday morning. Cozier said several firefighters m entioned that lightning may h ave started the blaze. All the firemen said they t hink it was lightning. It was bad u p here last night, the worst Ive e ver seen it, Cozier said. West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Mann said that lightning was a likely suspect, but the State Fire Marshals investigation would determine the official cause. The fire marshal came out last night and they did some preliminary investigating, Mann said Saturday. They will be back this weekend. The preliminary investigators are saying it was lightning. They are continuing the investigation through Monday. Mann said that West Sebring By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Alawyer represen ting nine City of Avon Park employee s told the city council Thursday night that his clients want an investigation of City Manager Julian Deleons management style, which they say creates a hostile work environment. Attorney Richard K. Sullivan asked to make a citizen presentation during Thursday nights special meeting, which was called to review the annual audit. Essentially, Sullivan said, the employees say (Deleon) is intimidating and harassing; the (rules) formulated to Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: www.newssun.com 099099401007 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 2 Employees claim hostile workplace Business A8 Classifieds A9 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear Abby B11 Editorial & OpinionA3 Horoscope B11 Places to WorshipB8 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Sports B1 Index Lawyer calls for review of Deleon By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING The Lindseys W ish organization is up and runn ing with a full board of directors a s well as many supporters in the c ommunity. Since its inception, the s oon-to-be non-profit has been w orking on ways to improve the l ives of the many people in this c ommunity touched by childhood c ancer. Founder and co-chairperson M adison Harris and Katlyn H ammortree have been diligently w orking on the kick-off event for Lindseys Wish the Jeans and Jewels Fundraiser Dinner event. Jeans and Jewels is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 at the convention center at the Highlands County Fairgrounds. The event is a country theme fundraiser dinner, silent auction and concert that will raise money to help support Lindseys Wish and the families who have been selected for financial disbursements through the organization. Lindsey loved country music, she loved cowboy boots and line dancing and sunflowers, so thats what we are going to do. It will have Lindsey all over it. This is exactly what she wanted, Hammortree said. Lindsey expressed to her best friend and sister that she wanted something to be done to help the youth like her in the community. The Jeans and Jewels event is the staple event of the organization, Lindseys Wish gears up for 1st fundraiser Deleon See EMPLOYEES, A4 See JEANS, A5 NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Volume 94/Number 93 75 cents Sunday, August 4, 2013FIREDESTROYS CAMPER CORRAL www.newssun .comPhoto by Jerry Kaplan Samantha Gholar/News-Sun A fire Friday night destroyed the showroom at Camper Corral just south of Avon Park. Firefighters from all over the county responded to fight the fire, which raged during an intense thunderstorm. U.S. 27 was shut down for several hours so a fire hose could be run across the highway to the closest hydrant. 30% chance of storms High 93 Low 73Details, A12 Photo by Jerri Kaplan A local firefighter moves through a thick cloud of smoke Friday night at a structure fire at Camper Corral in Avon Park. 40 firefighters battle blaze that may have been sparked by lightning See FIRE, A7
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING About 50 parents and their children attended a Gifted Summer Night at Sebring Middle School on Tuesday. The purpose of the gathering, held for students entering middle school in the advanced academic program, was to start the year off right. Telling students what to expect this year in middle school and presenting (educational) options for the future, Dr. Ruth Heckman, director of secondary education, said. The district provides three main advanced academic choices in high school: dual enrollment classes; advanced placement; and the International Baccalaureate diploma program. Students may also take specific IB classes for which they receive certificates. The evenings emphasis was on IB. This was partly to inform parents about its requirements and expectations and partly to explain how students can best prepare themselves now for a more rigorous high school experience. Entering its third year, IB offers students a two-year curriculum that encompasses language arts, social studies, experimental science, math, computer science, and the arts. IB is like an assisted living college, said Jo Anna Cochlin, IB coordinator. Built around the concepts of creativity, action and service, the goal of the IB program is provide an education that not only best prepares students for college, but inspires and equips them to become life-long learners. Cochlin said IB is very project oriented. There is an emphasis on independent research, evaluating sources, and most important, managing time. She explained the most common reason students drop out of college is poor time management on their part. Cochlin told the parents the two most beneficial academic IB requirements are a required extended essay of up to 4,000 words, and the theory of knowledge course. For the essay students are guided by an advisor from the sidelines. The student works independently. The theory of knowledge is to encourage the student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing perception, emotion, language and reason and different kinds of knowledge scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical. Students also are expected to engage in physical activity, for example, team sports and must spend at least three hours each week volunteering in community activities. Cochlin pointed out the state scholarship program, Bright Futures, requires 100 community hours. Parents were told Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses both offer challenging curriculum, but IB provides the most balanced advanced education and is closely monitored, not just by the school but the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB has proven overall results. For example, all Florida universities recognize and enroll IB diploma holders. Those students may receive up to 30 semester hours of credit, and are often awarded credit or advanced standing in a particular subject. The University of Florida accepts 82 percent of IB students who apply. Florida State University accepts 92 percent. Students preparing to apply for IB must have completed algebra before entering high school, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, show writing proficiency, and have scored a level 3 on the seventh-grade Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Middle schools have, and are developing, additional courses to prepare students for whatever advanced program they choose. The students Tuesday night were already in advanced academics. Wanda and James Lilly, whose daughter Nyasia, is entering the sixth grade at SMS this August, said they attended the meeting wanting to know how to best help Nyasia during middle school. There is at least one special challenge, they said, Nyasia has already mastered seventh-grade math. 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Online Yes 33.1% No 66.9% Total votes: 145 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Academically advanced students prepare for fall Christopher Tuffley/News-Sun In coming advanced academic middle school students and their parents attend a meeting preparing them for the school year. Community Briefs 4-H Shooting Sports Club plans fun shoot Aug. 10SEBRING The Highlands County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will host its first Archery Fun Shoot and Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug 10. The Fun Shoot will be at Highlands Bowhunters Club, 7391 Haywood Taylor Blvd. Bows will be available from minis to regulars and left to right. If you already have a bow, you are welcome to bring your own. This is a great opportunity to see if the Highlands County 4-H Shooting Sports club is right for you. There will be volunteers readily available to teach how to properly shoot and answer any questions. Ages 8-18 are welcome. For more information visit http://highlands.ifas.ufl.edu / or contact Lauren Hrncirik, 4-H agent, or Kate Stewart, 4-H assistant, at 402-6540, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.Summer workshop series for caregivers beginsSEBRING Change of Pace Adult Day Center will present two Caregiver Workshops from 10-11:30 a.m. on Fridays, Aug. 9 and 16. Guest speaker for the Aug. 9 workshop is Pam Polowski, from Infinity Home Care. She will speak on Intimacy, Marriage and Dementia. Lisa Rodriguez, from Change of Pace, will speak Aug. 16 on Dement ia Basics and Improving Communications. RSVPto Change of Pace at 382-1188. Change of Pace is at 4514 Hammock Road.Actor to lead worship ceremonySEBRING Actor and fimmaker David Heavner from Hollywood, Calif., will lead praise and worship at First Christian Fellowship today at 10 a.m The church meets at the Inn on the Lakes, which is at the corner of Golfview Road and U.S. 27. All are welcome.Matusitz to speak to Tea PartySEBRING Dr. Jonathan Matusitz (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2006), will be the guest speaker at Tuesdays meet ing of the Highlands Tea Party at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. The buffet is at 5 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. Matusitzs presentation is Muslim Brotherhood Updated. He is currently a tenured associate professo r in the Nicholson School of Communication at the Continued on A5 Next question: Should Floridas school grading system be reviewed in the wake of the scandal in Indiana that caused Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett to resign last week? www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.email@example.comAVON PARK Julie F owler and Brian Quinlin, b oth certified public a ccountants with C liftonLarsonAllen, pres ented a draft of the citys a nnual audit (2011-12) at a s pecial meeting Thursday. In our opinion, in all m aterial respects, as of S ept. 30 2012, (the city) e nded in conformity with a ccounting principles gene rally accepted in the U nited States of America, t hey reported. With the exception of t he Airport Fund, Fowler s aid, the citys financial situ ation has improved. The a irports revenues dropped a bout $427,000, mostly d ue to the completion of g rants. General revenues were l ower also, about $5.5 mill ion in 2012, Fowler said, b ut so were expenses d own $219,000 from 2011 t o $5.2 million. She said best practices r ecommends a government h ave enough of an unres erved balance to cover t wo months of expenses ( about 20 percent of total e xpenditures), adding Avon P ark exceeded that benchm ark by the end of 2012s f iscal year. Anew stream of revenue h as made a big difference, t he auditors said. Water and sewer reve nues, for example, rose to $ 1.9 million. Solid waste h ad more outgo than i ncome in 2012, but that w as due to the expense of b uying recyclable bins. Fowler said the citys l ong-term debt trend over f ive years is excellent. There has been a signific ant reduction of debt, she s aid. From owing almost $ 6 million in 2008, the city w ill be debt free this year. The auditors also pres ented an update of i mprovements from earlier a udits, when the city had p roblems with internal cont rols. Fowler emphasized 2 012 resulted in a clean a udit opinion. Fowler said the city has i mproved the timeliness of b ank reconciliations, corr ected utility service rate a nd deposit discrepancies, a nd is addressing internal c ontrols over payroll proc essing, petty cash and p urchasing cards. Quinlin told the council t hey were wise to bring i ndependent analysts to r eview city finances on a r egular basis. He strongly a dvised keeping the indep endent review and recomm ended adding staff traini ng. The city was also a dvised to create and maint ain a current physical i nventory. City Manager Julian D eleon is pleased with the a udit and present financial t rends. Today we have a 29 p ercent reserve fund bala nce, a balanced budget, a nd our balance sheet looks s uper strong, he said F riday. In two years we have s uccessfully reduced prope rty taxes for residents and b usinesses in Avon Park by 9 5 percent. Weve got some proced ural issues we need to a ddress. Im not satisfied w ith our progress, but now t hat we have our financials i n order, were going to be l ooking at other avenues. Avon Park audit clean
TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor firstname.lastname@example.orgDAN HOEHNESports Editor email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONlegals@newssun.com NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor firstname.lastname@example.org VICKIE WATSONvickie.email@example.comMITCH COLLINSmcollins@newssun.com ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 Page A3 Once upon a time, flying was fun. Im not saying it didnt have its stressors, but overall it was an experience to look forward to and enjoy. These days, while it has its positive moments, flying is getting to be more and more of a hassle. Im not even talking about airport security, which is guaranteed to raise my blood pressure a bit. Its not the screeners per se Ive lucked out in not running into any nasty ones but its having to unload things, take off my shoes, all the while trying to move fast so the passengers behind me dont hate me. The problem I want to talk about today involves airline baggage. In the interests of getting more money out of us, airlines charge us for the privilege of checking our luggage. And if you make the mistake of overpacking your luggage so that it goes above a certain weight, you get charged more. This almost became a problem coming back from Vegas recently. As I mentioned in a previous column, we bought a lot of books while at Freedomfest. While we did our best to comply with the airlines weight requirements, Dons bag clocked in several pounds over the limit. Fortunately my bag was well under the limit and a few minutes of swapping items from his suitcase to mine solved the problem. This was made more difficult because in coming to Vegas the airline managed to break off the tab to the zipper to my suitcase, making opening and closing it a challenge. But we persevered. We put up with the baggage fees because we have to. Don and I simply carry too much to stuff into carry-ons. OK, I could maybe fit everything I need into a carry-on bag. But I already carry my laptop in a bag (which I will not check) and my CPAP breathing machine in another (which Im not allowed to check, though I would in a heartbeat). That covers my two allowed carry-ons right there. What would I do if the baggage fees got ridiculous? Im not sure, but I for sure wouldnt do what Delta passenger did recen tly. This person was traveling with seven count em seven bags. Apparently he managed to rack up some pretty ser ious fees. According to the article by Lisa Scherzer I read on finance.yahoo.com, the passenger accrued something like $1,400 in baggage fees. Thats a chunk of change. Ive flown Delta and I m trying to figure out how anyone managed to generate that amount in fees. The bags must have been extremely heavy. Also, extra bags cost more. While your first bag is a mere $25, your second is $35, and the price jumps u p for each additional bag. So, faced with this bill, what did the passenger do? According to the article, he decided to just leave four of the bags at the SeattleTacoma Washington International Airport, and fly on to New York without them. The unattended baggage got the TSAs attention. They found the bags to be no threat and interviewed the passenger when he landed at JFK airport. They determined that he had no criminal intent. I cant figure out just dumping the baggage. I mean, I assume this was stuff the guy wanted, or why bring it to the airport in the first place? He couldnt call a buddy to come pick it up for him and ship it to his destination? And why did he nee d seven bags of luggage in the first place? I went to Norway for 10 days and didnt need that much luggage. Well, it just goes to sho w you need to make sure yo u pack light these days. In the meantime, Im sure I ll see you at the airport at some point. Try to have fu n and if you get behind m e in the security line, please be patient. Im unloading as fast as I can. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Flying the friendly skies Lauras Look Laura Ware Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opin ion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal in vitation to get your two cents in. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Florida Education C ommissioner Tony Bennetts r esignation this past week typif ies our concerns with the curr ent method of analyzing stud ent, teacher, principal and s chool performances. Beyond the negative side e ffects of relying on standardi zed, high-stakes tests stud ent stress and loss of classr oom time, for examples the s cores produced by the test are m eaningless. It seems Bennett agrees. He is accused of changing the school grade of a charter school from a C to an Awhen he was in charge of schools in Indiana which grades schools with a process similar to Floridas Worse, there are indications he made the alteration for political considerations, on behalf of a major donor to the Republican Party. Perhaps the schools owner has powerful political contacts who brought pressure to bear or perhaps Bennett changed the grade as an act of friendship. It doesnt matter. The schools grade should never have been altered. In a cynical email message to his chief of staff Bennett said: This will be a HUGE (sic) problem for us. They need to understand that anything less than an A for (the school) compromises all of our accountability work. Such hypocrisy. What was Bennett thinking? How did a man overseeing a states educational system rationalize it was okay to lie to parents and students by tampering with a school grade. Why doesnt he see his own action is proof the school grading system is not working. While Bennett is a poster boy of failed leadership, he is not the only problem. For one thing, he is not the first person to tamper with grades or student scores. For another, Gov. Rick Scott has not shown a vision or direction regarding education. Bennett is the third commissioner Scott has appointed in less than four years. It is time to put children first, statistics second. It is time for the state board of education to visit schools and find out how its ivory tower policies actually affect classrooms. And its past time for honest discussion of policies which do more harm than good. Another sign of a failed system W hile agreeing that some type of educational measurement system is needed, we have lost faith in t he current process. W WII veteran still giving service E ditor: One day while volunteering at VFW P ost 4300 I saw this elderly gentleman r iding the lawn mower and took the time t o talk to him, and I wanted to share his s tory with all of you. You see in our b usy schedules we seem to get caught u p in our own life and seldom take the t ime to really listen to others we havent m et. I'm sure glad that this day I did. Marlyn Drury, a World War II vetera n, is now one of my favorite people at P ost 4300 and reading this you will see w hy. Marlyn, a young Navy Frog Man, was a ssigned to an amphibious beach battali on and therefore was in the first wave o f Frog Men hitting the Iwo Jima invas ions, so he truly saw a lot of his budd ies die on those beachheads. He also w as in Tokyo when the Peace Treaty w as signed. He came home from the war just a bout the time others were being sent i nto Korea.Coming from South Dakota h e came to Florida to be near his twin s ister, Marion, and has been here ever s ince. Wanting to do something still for our v eterans he volunteered some 22 years a go to cut the grass at the VFW4300 P ost and, being a true American Hero in m y book, does his volunteer job even at t he age of 87 and in this heat. As he puts i t ... Im getting old and cant do what t he young men can, but I feel doing this j ob, Im helping serve our veteran comr ades in some way. Well, needless to say, I am so glad I t ook my time that day to meet another v olunteer as now he, as his service b efore and still to our country, lives in my mind and heart and hope it will yours too. Thanks Marlyn! David Watkin SebringDoes Scott really understand?Editor: Governor Scott issued a misleading press release claiming that Floridas homelessness rate declined by 17.5 percent from last years figures. The press release was written by former DCF Secretary David Wilkins, just before his resignation following the deaths of four children his department failed to protect. Wilkins claimed that the Governor should receive credit for reducing homelessness, due to his efforts to reduce unemployment. This could be dismissed as mere political fluff except that one definition of fluff is nonsense ... something of no importance or consequence. In this case, however, there are serious consequences for fragile human beings when we knowingly undercount the number of homeless people. We should begin by looking at the logic behind the Governors chart, which shows 60,168 homeless people in Florida in 2007 and only 45,000 today. It appears that someone may have skipped their Logic 101 classes. Floridas unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in 2007, and today it stands at 7.1 percent. If we followed the Governors logic, we could reduce the rate of homelessness by increasing unemployment... Moreover, the numbers the Governor cites are phony and should not be used by politicians to declare victory. This year, I volunteered for our local Point in Time homeless count, and though we found only 216 homeless individuals in Highlands County, we knew from school reports that there were up to 400 homeless children. The disparity between these counts in most counties is too large to be statistically reliable. For example, urban Hillsborough County reported a drop from about 7,300 last year to 1,900 this year. The reduction is in the number of people found and counted, not in the actual number of homeless people. One reason we know this is that the number of people reporting to be homeless when applying for food assistance is three times the count touted by the Governor. Also, the definitional change of the term homeless did not help. In 2012, someone sleeping in a drain pipe would have been counted if you were to have found this person, but a mother and child who had been on the streets, yet slept on a friends sofa the night before the count began, would not have been considered homeless unless the house was substandard. Furthermore, the Governors press release did not disclose the fact that 19 Florida counties did not even count the homeless this year. So why did the Governor issue a flawed press release based on data this distorted? There are two possibilities. The first is that he is actually well informed about homelessness, but could not pass up an opportunity to politicize the problem. The second is that he knew too little to question his staffs numbers. From the viewpoint of those trying to help the weak among us, both explanations are frightening. James Upchurch Sebring
s uppress any kind of comp laint. He said employees r eported incidents of name c alling and ridicule. He did not expect the c ouncil to act that night, he s aid. I purposefully did not b ring the employees t onight. You dont have d etails, but very clearly t here is a morale problem. He said the employees a re not interested in filing a l awsuit. The groups ultimate g oal, he wrote the NewsS un in an email Friday, is t o work hard at their jobs f or a city that they care a bout, in a positive environm ent free from intimidation a nd harassment. That is t heir only goal. While they a re not specifically requesti ng that (Deleon) be placed o n administrative leave, if t hat is the only way a fair i nvestigation could be a ccomplished their fears of r etaliation would be eased b y such an action. Thursday night, Mayor S haron Schuler said, I w ould like to talk to our l awyer. The city has a g rievance protocol that s hould be followed. She s aid she wants to be sure of t he legality of deviating f rom policy. The council has to cons ider the situation, C ouncilman Parke S utherland said, but should n ot delay. He told Sullivan, (As t he council) we just set poli cy and the budget. He pointed out the city charter expressly forbids the council from day-to-day administration. We dont have the power, Sutherland said. Councilman Garrett Anderson disagreed. We do have the power, he said. The charter clearly states we cannot overstep, Schuler said. I would like to hear the lawyer. Whatever we decide must be in legal form. Sullivan asked to be on the agenda for next regular meeting, which is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12. The council agreed. We have to move as quickly as possible, Sutherland said. Deleon contacted the New-Sun after the meeting via an e-mail that had the subject witch hunt. I have made some very tough organizational changes, but these changes were absolutely needed to get the organization back on track, he wrote. We have scaled back our workforce from a high of 103 employees to less than 50 workers. Everyone has needed to pick up the pace and work a bit harder. My actions have angered many and they are still angry. The (citys) organizational culture was one of abuse of public funds by many individuals, Deleon alleged, saying some employees ran personal businesses on city time with city resources. He claims some city workers used city-owned parts, bolts and equipment to build a private motorcycle trailer and that city-owned lawn mowing equipment and gas was used on weekends and holidays outside city limits. I have not wavered from my professional responsibilities. Bottom line, it angered many, I still have a job to do, and will continue to so despite the threats, Deleon wrote. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Twentythree graduates of South Florida State Colleges Practical Nursing (LPN) program were honored in a traditional pinning ceremony on July 30 in the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Graduation is not the end, its just the beginning, said Sarah Donaldson, class president. Over the duration of this program, we have become a family. We have formed a bond we will never forget. May we all be the best nurses we can be by taking what we learned and applying it to our lives. All types of work are grounded in a set of core values appropriate to a particular discipline, job, or pursuit, said Dr. Michele Heston, director of SFSCs nursing program. In nursing, our core values not only underlie our work, they are apparent in everything we do, from the basic services provided by a practical nurse to the most advance research and practice. All can agree that a nurse should respect diversity in all forms, uphold ethical and moral responsibilities, and strive for excellence while promoting holistic patientcentered care. The practical nurse graduates seated before you this evening bring life to those core values, Heston said. The faculty and I affirm their commitment to competence in the delivery of safe nursing care and displaying compassionate care through advocacy and respect for the values, needs, and preferences of individuals, clients and families. During the ceremony, graduates accepted their nursing pins from a person of their choice, in most cases a relative or friend who they credited with being supportive throughout their lives. The nursing pin is a 1,000-year-old symbol of service to others, Heston said. This symbol of service involves many professional rights and responsibilities. The students before you tonight are ready to serve. The practice of pinning new graduates has been a nursing school tradition in the United States since 1916. The pin is worn prominently on a nurses uniform throughout her or his career. One story of the ceremonys beginning goes back to 1883, when Queen Victoria awarded Florence Nightingale the Royal Red Cross on St. Georges Day for her service to the sick and injured during the Crimean War. In turn, Nightingale later extended the honor to her outstanding nursing students by presenting them with a medal of excellence. The graduating class presented Linda Talley, staff assistant for nursing education, with the 2013 Golden Duck Award. The award is presented to an individual o r group that contributes to the learning experience of the students and has gone abov e and beyond to educate and accommodate members of the class, based on the D.U.C.K. motto: developin g, understanding, compassion, and knowledge. The 2012-13 practical nursing graduates are Devy n Chapman, Christian Cruz, Donaldson, Yuri Estrada, Nikki Feichtinger, Denee Fornella, Jacki Graziani, Anallely Guzman, Douglas Harris, Erika Hernandez, Anahi Leal, Mona Lozano, Carmen Lybarger, Michelle Martinez, Carolyn Maurer, Polly-Amparo Murillo-Lazo Grace Race, Michelle Robinson, Laura Rojas, Maria Ruiz, Esther Servin, Christopher Tabayoyong, and Michelle Taylor. SFSC offers Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) options for students interes ted in becoming registered nurses: a two-year GenericRN program and a one-year Transition-LPN to RN program. The college also offe rs a one-year practical nursing occupational certificate pro gram. For program entry requir ements, consult the SFSC College Catalog online at www.southflorida.edu. For application deadlines and scheduling, contact 863-78 47131. Page A4 News-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 8/4/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 6 7 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/4/13; 0 0 0 3 1 4 6 9 Nursing graduates honored with pinning ceremony Courtesy pho to SFSC nursing graduates Christian Cruz (left) and Sarah Donaldson take turns lighting a candle to celebrate the nursing profession. The tradition is taken from a reference to famed nurse, Florence Nightingale, who was known as the lady of the lamp. Dr. Michelle Heston director of SFSC nursing programThe nursing pin is a 1,000-year-old symbol of service to others. This symbol of service involves many professional rights and responsibilities. Continued from A1 Employees want review of Deleons management Special to the News-SunSEBRING Household s ize and income criteria will b e used to determine eligib ility for free and reduced p rice meals for students a ttending public schools in H ighlands County. An applic ation cannot be approved u nless it contains complete e ligibility information. Once a pproved, meal benefits are g ood for an entire year. Applications are available t o all students and includes a letter to parents or g uardians to explain the p rocess. Get one at the s chool front office or cafeter ia. To apply for free or r educed price meals, househ olds must complete the a pplication and return it to t he school For quicker a pproval, go to www.highl ands.k12.fl.us/food on the I nternet. Households that receive S upplemental Nutrition A ssistance Program or T emporary Assistance for N eedy Families are required t o list on the application o nly the childs name, S NAP/TNAF case number, and signature of adult household member. Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of income. Households with children who are considered migrants should contact district liaison Wanda Jimenez at 4715654, or for children who are homeless or runaway should contact the district liaison Lisa Pimentel at 4715748. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service members income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; names of all household members check the no income box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each; Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word NONE for those household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. For more information, call 471-5676. Schools offer free and reduced-cost meals By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated PressORLANDO The former ITdirector in t he office of the prosecutor who tried G eorge Zimmerman has filed a lawsuit a gainst his former boss, claiming he was u nlawfully fired. Ben Kruidbos filed the lawsuit against S tate Attorney Angela Coreys office on T hursday. He is seeking more than $5 million in d amages. Kruidbos contends he was fired in retalia tion for testifying at a hearing in which Z immermans attorneys were seeking sanct ions against prosecutors. Kruidbos was fired last month and accused of misconduct after he testified in June about retrieving evidence from Trayvon Martins cellphone the defense contends wasnt disclosed. Atermination letter described Kruidbos as untrustworthy for that incident and others. Judge Debra Nelson postponed the sanctions hearing until after Zimmermans trial was complete. Zimmerman was acquitted of any crime last month for fatally shooting Martin last year. Aspokeswoman for Coreys office didnt return an email seeking comment. Fired IT worker sues Zimmerman prosecutor
WILLIAM REVELS Sr. William Bill O. Revels S r., age 65, of Avon Park, F la.., passed away Thursday, J uly 25, 2013. Bill worked f or the City of Avon Park, t ending the city flag, The Mile-long Mall and ballfields. He coached TBall, baseball for kids and umpired games. He followed the c hildren he taught through t he Major Leagues. Bill is survived by is wife, C arla Revels; sons, William Billy Revels Jr. and R ichard Richie Revels; d aughters, Malinda and A ngela Revels; five grandc hildren, six great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters. He was a fine man and dad. You will be missed. May your peace prevail on earth. however Hammortree and Harris wanted the event to be something for everyone in the community. Most big events like this are expensive; dinner plates are hundreds of dollars. We wanted this to be something that everyone can afford, that everyone can go to and support, not just the people with lots of money, Harris said. Contributions for Lindseys Wish will be accepted throughout the year, but the Jeans and Jewels event is where the board hopes to make the majority of their funds to sustain the disbursement fund. Weve gotten an outpouring of support so far, but we need a lot more help and contributions. We need more sponsors, Hammortree and Harris said. The fundraiser event will feature a live concert by Hunter Smith and Jills Cashbox Band. Agoal of 30 silent auction items has been set to be used at the event and the event coordinators are about halfway there currently. Other items that will take place at the Jeans and Jewels event is a Tribute Tree. For a minimum of $25 families can dedicate a photo space on a tree of someone who they have lost to cancer. If they want to donate more they can but the tree will be on display throughout the entire event, said Hammortree. Local families who have been touched by childhood cancer, as well as the cancer survivors, will be special guests at the event. Lindseys Wish board members are currently making arrangements for selected families to be present at Jeans and Jewels. Invitations to Jeans and Jewels will be distributed to members of the contact list by Aug. 9. Sponsorships for the event are being accepted currently. The three levels of sponsorship are: Program Sponsor ($850) includes full table (eight people), concert tickets (14), sponsor name and logo listing (program, sign, video) sponsorship recognition on webpage, and recognition as printing sponsor Entertainer Sponsor ($1,500) includes full tabl e (eight people), concert tickets (16), sponsor name and logo listing, sponsorship recognition on webpage and recognized as concert spon sor Dinner Sponsor ($2,000) includes full table (eight people), concert tickets (18), sponsor name and logo listing, sponsorship recognition on web page, and recognized as dinner sponsor The Jeans and Jewels Fundraiser event tickets wi ll begin going on sale soon. People keep asking us, how can we help. Well everyone can help just by purchasing a ticket and com ing to the event. If you can afford to sponsor thats even better, but we just want people to come and support this, Hammortree said. All of the money raised from Lindseys Wish will g o directly to Highlands Coun ty youth struggling with medical bills due to childhood cancer. To become a sponsor or more information on how to contribute, to be added to the contact list, or for ticke ts contact Madison Harris at 381-6257 or visit the Lindseys Wish Facebook page for updates. U niversity of Central F lorida (UCF). He studies g lobalization, culture, terr orism and health commun ication. On top of having 9 5 academic publications a nd over 100 conference p resentations, he taught at a N ATO-affiliated military b ase in Belgium in 2010. O riginally from Belgium h imself, he moved to the U nited States in 2000. In 2 012, he was honored with a prestigious teaching a ward by the College of S ciences at UCF. Call 699-0743 for details. Register now for FoundersDay Bed Race SEBRING The Mad M attress Dash Bed Race s cheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2 6 is now open for registrat ion. The 10 a.m. bed race w ill take place on North R idgewood Drive and cost umes are encouraged. There are no entry fees. A ll one must do is visit the S ebring Chamber of C ommerce or Sebring City H all to pick up an applicat ion, or go to F acebook.com/SebringHisto r y. Trophies will be awarde d to the winner of the race a nd the best-decorated bed. A gain, costumes are encoura ged as this is Halloween S aturday in Sebring. For more information, c all 655-5554. Monday Night of Prophesy set SEBRING Pastor R einhold Buxbaum, from T he Church of the Way at 1 005 N. Ridgewood Drive, w ill present the monthly M onday night prophesy at H omers Restaurant at 6:30 p .m. Aug. 5. He takes the current e vents happening around t he world, especially the m id-east, and relates them t o biblical prophesy. Brown gives workshop LAKE PLACID A chieve economic recovery t hrough progress, not perf ection. Cheryl S. Brown, a r epresentative from Edward J ones Investments, will prov ide a free seminar at 4 p .m. Tuesday at Lake Placid Public Library. Edward Jones has 12,000plus financial advisors who work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -from college savings to retirement -and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a wellbalanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. This is a no-obligation, cost-free session.Property Owners meet TuesdaySEBRING The Sun N Lake Manor Hill Property Owners Association will have a board meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the community center.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke by Naomi from 4-7 p.m. today. Sons of the American Legion meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Karaoke by Megasounz from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. SALdinner is from 4-6 p.m. Friday, with music by Lora Patton. Queen of Hearts is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 453-4553. VFWPost 9853 will have a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 5-7 p.m. Friday for $8. Music by Tom McGannon. For information on this or a Biloxi getaway, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 will serve a meatloaf dinner from 5-7 p.m. today. Steve and Peggy will entertain from 5-8 p.m. Legion Riders meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, followed by the Sons meeting at 6:30 p.m. Clayton performs from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Fish/shrimp dinner served at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by entertainment by Buddy Canova from 6-9 p.m. Call 465-0975. VFWPost 3880 will serve Steak by the Ounce at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Paul Martin will have karaoke. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Call 699-5444. Moose Lodge 2374 Moose Riders meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Loyal Order of Moose officers and Women of the Moose at 6:30 p.m., House Committee at 7 p.m. and formal general meeting at 7;30 p.m. Music by KJ Karaoke on Wednesday, by Tod Allen on Thursday and by Sho Nuf Country on Friday. District meeting hosted in Lake Placid at 1 p.m. Saturday. Baby back ribs dinner served. Music by Bob Weed. Call 4650131. SEBRING Masonic District 25 will do Child IDs for children up through 18 years of age at two locations this week. These IDs will be taken at Varenta Breeze Apartments on Youth Care Lane from 68:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 and in front of Belks at Lakeshore Mall from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. 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. AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will host a chicken ala king dinner for $6 from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 Karaoke with BilDi from 6-9 p.m. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will have its monthly golf outing at Golf Hammock at 8 a.m. Monday. The board meeting will be at 5 p.m. Activity Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Wacky Wednesday meal includes reubens for $6.50. Dance only for $3. Music by Steve Baker from 4:307:30 p.m. Friday buffet includes yankee pot roast for $10. Dance only for $3. Music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 471-3557. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 8 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rt hand read top after school; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 6 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/4/13; 0 0 0 3 1 4 6 5 Continued from A2 Community Briefs Continued from A1 Jeans and Jewels set for Oct. 5 Courtesy photo Lindsey Hammortree, who died last year from cancer at the age of 18, is the inspiration behind Lindseys Wish. Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Revels rf
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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013Page A7 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, pg 3, 5 or 7; 0 0 0 3 1 3 4 7 w as the first to arrive on the s cene Friday evening. Thats in our primary fire d istrict. We arrived there at 6 :30 p.m. last night and left a t 1:30 this morning, Mann s aid. We had to call in a b ackhoe ... to pick up the r ubble, move it around and e xtinguish all the hot spots. Mann confirmed that there w ere no civilian injuries, h owever one West Sebring f irefighter was treated on the s cene for heat exhaustion. All 10 volunteer fire d epartments in the county as w ell as the Sebring and Avon P ark fire departments were o n the scene. In total we had a bout 40 firemen out there, M ann said. Mann said that the fire w as under control in just u nder 90 minutes. The Avon Park Fire D epartment arrived on scene a t approximately 6:52 p.m., a ccording to firefighter Paul S hannon. It was really ripping by the time we got there. We provided mutual aid for West Sebring. We provided a ladder truck for them and they needed more water supply, Shannon said. Firefighters had to run a line across U.S. 27 to the nearest hydrant, causing the highway to be shut down in both directions for more than two hours. Maj. Brandon Ball of the State Fire Marshals Bureau of Fire and Arsons Investigations, said Saturday that the investigation was in its early stages. Nothing we recovered leads us to suspect any crime, he said, adding that investigators were still doing interviews and collecting photos and video taken in the early stages of the blaze. He also said that investigators will get a lightning strike analysis that will determine if the building was struck, but that usually takes a couple of days. Continued from A1 Daniel Washington/ News-S un Traffic comes to a halt on Highway 27 northbound during a blaze at Camper Corral in Avon Park. The Highlands County Sheriffs Office shut down a section of the highway Friday evening to divert traffic away from the scene. Katara Simmons/News-Su n Local firefighters work to put out a blaze at Camper Corral Friday evening. Fire destroys Camper Corral building Photo by Jerri Kaplan Firefighters worked until well after midnight to mop up the scene after a large blaze destroyed the Camper Corral showroom just south of Avon Park.
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013Page A9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000840 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LAWRENCE R. LAVO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 1, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000840 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Lawrence R. Lavo, Manuel Zepeda Jr., Midflorida Federal Credit Union, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 14th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 458, OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION D, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1525 PINETOP TERRACE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 19th day of July, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282012CA000649GCAXMX CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ASHLEY R. CATANIA, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated July 30, 2013, and entered in Case No. 282012CA000649GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and ASHLEY R. CATANIA, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 4th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 19, AVON PARK LAKES-RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, UNIT H, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Parcel Identification Number: C013328-09001900050 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 31st day of July, 2013. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W. Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. PH #31607 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000763 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. REAUME, HEATHER, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000763 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and REAUME, HEATHER, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11:00 A.M. on the 27th day of August, 2013, the following described property: LOT 20, IN BLOCK E, OF SPRING LAKE VILLAGE IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 75, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida this 24th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, 863-534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. (23472.1674/PRivera July 28; August 4, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 282010CA000658XXAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL OR BANKING CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR SRMOF 2009-1 TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE SMITH, et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 30, 2013, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000658XXAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL OR BANKING CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR SRMOF 2009-1 TRUST, is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE SMITH; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE E. SMITH, SR., DECEASED; GEORGE E. SMITH, JR.; LIONEL SMITH; MELANIE STARCHER; EDDIE M. SMITH ; are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on September 4, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 165, SUN N' LAKES ESTATES SECTION 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 85, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, 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; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 11-09374 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001436 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. VIRGINIA ALVAREZ A/K/A VIRGINIA GOMEZ A/K/ A VIRGINA ADALGISA GOMEZ GOMEZ; AVON PAR K LAKES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JULIO ALVAREZ, DECEASED; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 23, 2013, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001436, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is Plaintiff and VIRGINIA ALVAREZ A/K/A VIRGINIA GOMEZ A/K/A VIRGIN A ADALGISA GOMEZ GOMEZ; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF JULIO ALVAREZ, DECEASED; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNT Y COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA 33870-3867, at 11:00 a.m., on the 27th day of August 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 190, 191, AND 192, OF AVON PAR K LAKES, UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 88, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 24th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Fl 33870, Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File No. 12-08737 STM July 28; August 4, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA000959AOOOXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. MARIA PAGANI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 23rd day of July, 2013, and entered in Case No. 282009CA000959AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and MARIA PAGANI and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PAGANI IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 13, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 24th day of July, 2013. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 09-30850 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2013-CA-000384 U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the Banc of America Funding Corporation 2008-FT1 Trust, Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2008-FT1 Plaintiff, -vs.Julia Ann Burrell a/k/a Julia A. Burrell; et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: The Unknown Spouse of Julia Ann Burrell a/k/a Julia A. Burrell; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1539 Churchill Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 and Julia Ann Burrell a/k/a Julia A. Burrell; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1539 Churchill Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOT 46, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 1539 Churchill Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice 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. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 30th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 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. 13-256476 FC01 CWF August 4, 11, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000415 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for the holders of Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006AR1 Plaintiff, -vs.R. Daniel Koppen and Karen Koppen, His Wife; Jay Weinstein; Susan Wienstein; Heartland National Bank; 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; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, 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 30, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000415 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC Bank USA, National Association, asTrustee for the holders of Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-AR1 Plaintiff and R. Daniel Koppen and Karen Koppen, His Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., September 4, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 53, COUNTRY CLUB LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 44, 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 11-238917 FC01 WN1 August 4, 11, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000864 Bank of America National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.Reynaldo Rivera and Amanda Rivera, His Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Countrywide Bank, a Division of Treasury Bank, National Association Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated July 23, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000864 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Bank Of America National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Reynaldo Rivera and Amanda Rivera, His Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., August 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 42, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE', LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-197852 FC01 GRR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE No.: 10-000386-GCS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE F. LOWRY, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated July 23, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 10-000386-GCS, in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff, and DAVID F. LOWRY, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: ALL OF CLUSTER 2, UNIT C, AND A PORTION OF THE COMMON AREA OF COUNTRY CLUB VILLAS I OF SEPRING LAKE AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF THE COMMON A REA BEING DESCRIBED MORE PARTICULARLY A S FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF SAID CLUSTER 2, UNIT C; THENCE SOUTH 17 DEGREES 56'11'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 72 DEGREES 03'49'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 56'11'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 72 DEGREES 03'49'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 10.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 AM, on the 27th day of August, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: July 24, 2013. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ` `In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, telephone 9863) 402-6594, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service''. CA11-02807/MS July 31; August 4, 2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-CA-1712 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION AS GRANTOR TRUSTEE OF THE PROTIUM MASTER GRANTOR TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. HEIDE L. FLANG, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 24, 2013, and entered in Case No.: 09-CA-1712 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which The Bank Of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association as Grantor Trustee of the Protium Master Grantor Trust, is the Plaintiff, and Heide L. Flang and Van Robert Miller are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Jury A ssembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 4th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 8, IN BLOCK C, IN THE SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF BLOCK 16, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO (NOW HIGHLANDS) COUNTY, FLORIDA IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 27, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 31st day of July, 2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. # 12-00496SB August 4, 11, 2013 rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnn nnn nnnfnffnnnbn f bfffnffbf fnbfnb f fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf 1050Legals 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155
Page A10News-SunSunday, August 4, 2013www.newssun.co m PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO VACATE AN EASEMENT Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, upon petition of Joseph D. Pagoria, will be on the 20th day of August, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room at 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, consider and determine whether the county will vacate the easement described below and renounce and disclaim any rights of the County and the public in and to the easement and land in connection therewith. The easement is described as: A portion of a Drainage and Utility Easement over and across the north 20.0 feet of Lot 195, SEBRING HILLS, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 2 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the northeast corner of said Lot 195, thence S00 degrees 04'40'' E along the east boundary of said Lot 195, a distance of 5.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue S00 degrees 04'40'' E, along said east boundary, 15.00 feet; thence S89 degrees 55'20'' W, parallel with the north boundary of said Lot 195, a disIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 12-594 JANET LIPE, as Trustee of the Janet Lipe Revocable Inter Vivos Trust, dated January 10, 2007 Plaintiff, vs RAJPATEE PARBHOO-HALLIDAY and MARK R. HALLIDAY, wife and husband, and ASSOCIATED JEWELRY, INC., a Florida corporation, or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees, and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status if unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 15, Lot 16, and the Northerly 30 feet of Lot 17, Block 47, SEBRING LAKES, UNIT FOUR, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 32, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, LESS a 10 foot strip running adjacent and along the road right of way for additional road right of way. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, A.D., 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court (Seal) By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ` `In Accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.'' July 28; August 4, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282012CA000933GCAXMX SECTION NO. MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. R.T. BOWERS ELECTRIC, INC., a Florida corporation; RICHARD T. BOWERS; LOTTIE K. BOWERS; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered on July 30, 2013 in this case in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the real property described as: LEGAL: PARCEL B, LESS THE NORTHEASTERLY 500 FEET THEREOF, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 10, Page 21, in the Public Record of Highlands County, Florida. A DDRESS: 6310 US Hwy 98, Sebring, FL 33870 will be sold at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, on 4th day of September, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce A venue, 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 Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk DATE: July 31, 2013 A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (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 THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, 863-534-4690 AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIA TELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARA NCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 711.'' August 4, 11, 2013 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile EService: email@example.com A O-008636F01 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. July 28; August 4, 2013 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013Page A11 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-61551999 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 tha t 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 MOVINGSPECIAL. Everything Must Go This Weekend! Fri. Sun. 8 5pm. 2015 Colmar Ave. Furn., appliances, electronics, clothes & more. All priced to move. 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* 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! 7320Garage &Yard SalesWESLO CADENCETREADMILL $80. Call 863-441-3364 TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Light color wood. $95. Call 863-441-3364 JUICEMAN JUICERLike New. $20. 863-414-0448 7310Bargain BuysJEWELRY CHESTWith Drawers and Hooks for hanging chains.Nice. $20. 863-414-0448 7310Bargain Buys 7000 Merchandise SUN NLAKES SEBRING 2BR/2BA Home. $675 w/Lawn Care. 3913 Palazzo Dr. Call 301-401-5615 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 LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR, 1BA, on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Utilities & cable included $400/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING *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 HomesSEBRING 2/1Villa, 3018 Spinks Rd. $585/mo. $600 Security. No Pets. Call 863-385-3101 4120Villas & CondosFor Sale IN 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 AVON 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. PATIENT CARETECHNICIAN Needed for dialysis clinic Prefer certified, but will train right person with phlebotomy experience. Excellent benefits. Fax resumes to (863) 382-9242 Attn: Peggy or call (863) 382-9443 2100Help WantedLOCAL 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. EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 2100Help WantedASSISTANT DIRECTOROF NURSING Excellent opportunity for an experienced RN to be our ADON. The candidate must have knowledge of long-term regulations, strong management skills, Medicare experience and a willingness to go the extra mile to maintain a high standard of care to our residents. Excellent benefit package, please apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. EOE, M/F, DFWP. (863-453-6674)tance of 18.15 feet; thence S89 degrees 55'20'' W, parallel with said east boundary, a distance of 11.58 feet; thence S89 degrees 55'20'' W, parallel with said north boundary, a distance of 30.02 feet; thence S00 degrees 04'40'' E, parallel with said east boundary,a distance of 11.58 feet; thence S89 degrees 55'20'' W, parallel with said north boundary, a distance of 42.83 feet to the west boundary of said Lot 195; thence N00 degrees 04'40'' W, along said west boundary, a distance of 15.00 feet; thence N89 degrees 55'20'' E, parallel with and 5.00 feet south of the north boundary of said Lot 195, a distance of 91.00 feet, returning to the Point of Beginning. Easement area contains 1017 square feet, more or less. Persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place specified above. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. ``Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to permit coordination of the service.'' BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Chairman ATTEST: Robert W. Germaine, Clerk July 28; August 4, 2013IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-883-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM STEPHENSON and MARIE STEPHENSON, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Amended Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on July 23, 2013, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described in the attached Exhibit ``A'' at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.: EXHIBIT ``A'' The Westerly 1/2 of Lot 12 and all of Lot 13, Block 123, LA PALOMA SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 44, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Address: 908 North Franklin Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk July 28; August 4, 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 us314-9876 News-Sun Classified Classified ads get fast results IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-287 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN BARNHART A /K/A JOHN WESLEY BARNHART Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary A dministration has been entered in the estate of JOHN BARNHART a/k/a JOHN WESLEY BARNHART, deceased, File Number PC 13-287, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce A venue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was January 28, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $4,000.00 and the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Christopher Barnhart, 615 Memorial Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING A NY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 4, 2013. A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClure A ttorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 South Ridgewood Drive Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone: (863)402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: email@example.com Secondary E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Person Giving Notice: Christopher Barnhart 615 Memorial Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 August 4, 11, 2013CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00031484 CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00031483AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00031464DAWN DELL 1X5 AD # 00031468 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031438 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031439
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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, August 4, 2013 Courtesy photo Despite the pressure of playing in front of a gallery of fans, Rebecca Kesling, accompanied by her father Andy, shot an impressive 51 for her round at the Sertoma Junior Golf Tours event at Lake Wales Country Club on Thursday. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent LAKE WALES Fifty Sertoma J unior Golf Tour members took another l ong drive this week to face the Lake W ales Country Club golf course T hursday morning. The course, which has played host to U .S. Open qualifying rounds, includes l ong holes and tight fairways and it c ertainly does not lack hazards, but n one of this deterred the junior golfers Leading the oldest divisions were W ill Bennett and Meghan Griffin, who c arded 71 and 91, respectively. Following Bennett in the 17-18 boys group was Rhett Pooley with a 76, Bradley Brewer with a 92, Lee Hinote with a 94 and Kevin LaDue with a 100. Also ranking in the girls 14-18s was Meredith McKennas 95, Lindsey Moffats 100 and Alex Hornicks 141. Ben Tubbs led the boys15-16 division, with his 78 narrowly escaping Jason Cannons 79. Andrew Wally took third at 85. Following their efforts was Leighton Jahna with a 90 and Cory Franks with a 96. In the 13-14 boysgroup, Seth Hamiltons 52 topped brother Scotts score of 55. Julian Crozier was not far behind with his 57, with Carson Warner finishing off the competition by bringing in an 81. Ashley Engle set the pace for the 1113 girls, bringing in a score of 44. Settling just behind her was Hannah Revell with a 60, Alyssa Armentrout with a 65 and Emily Dressel with a 76. Boys in the 11-12 division fought against the tempo of Jackson Griffins Sertoma Junior Tour golfers take on tough Lake Wales course Associated PressNEWYORK Nike Inc. confirmed Friday that it no longer has a relationship with Milwaukee Brewer baseball player Ryan Braun following his 65game suspension related to a Major League Baseballs drug investigation. Braun, the 2011 NLMVP, accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension last week after admitting to making some mistakes and apologizing to anyone he may have disappointed. Braun tested positive for elevated testosterone in October 2011 but a 50game suspension was overturned the following February by an arbitrator who ruled Braun's urine sample was handled improperly. Espn.com first reported that Nike had dropped Braun. Braun wore Nike gear and the company sold T-shirts with slogans including Braun owns Milwaukee on them. Nike, which spends millions on endorsements every year, permanently dropped its personal sponsorship of cyclist Lance Armstrong last October in the wake of allegations that he used performance enchancing drugs. Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike has dis tanced itself from other scandal-rocke d sports stars before and then taken them back once the scandal faded, however It dropped football player Michael Vick, now a Philadelphia Eagle, in August 2007 after he filed a plea agre ement admitting his involvement in a dogfighting ring. But it re-signed him in July 2011. It stuck by the Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant in 2003 after he was arrested on sexual assaul t charges that were later dropped. Nike, however, didn't use the basketball play er in advertising again until 2005. Associated PressPHILADELPHIA The P hiladelphia Eagles excused R iley Cooper from all team a ctivities on Friday as the w ide receiver deals with r epercussions of being c aught on video making a r acial slur. Cooper has been sent a way from the team to get h elp with his issues, somet hing the player and the team a greed upon. Coach Chip K elly made it clear after F ridays practice, however, t hat Cooper would be back w ith the team when hes r eady. There has never been any q uestion of cutting Riley, K elly said. His status with u s is not in question. Cooper said the last few d ays have been incredibly d ifficult and he will step a way to seek counseling. My actions were inexcusable, he said. The more I think about what I did, the more disgusted I get. I keep trying to figure out how I could have said something so repulsive, and what I can do to make things better. Cooper apologized profusely Wednesday after a video of him using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert last month surfaced on the Internet. The Eagles immediately fined him. Right now, I think its important for me to take some time to reflect on this situation, Cooper said. The organization and my teammates have been extremely supportive, but I also realize that there are people who will have a tough time forgiving me for what Ive done. The best thing for me, and for the team, is to step away for a period of time. The Eagles did not set a timetable for Coopers return. The team was off Saturday. They will return today and then will host the New England Patriots on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before playing the Patriots, Friday night in the preseason opener. He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help him understand how his words have hurt so many, including his teammates, the team said in a statement. Cooper spoke to the media again after practice Thursday, telling them his meeting with teammates a night earlier was extremely emotional. Teammates Michael Vick, Jason Avant and others expressed forgiveness for Cooper. LeSean McCoy also said he forgives Cooper, but I cant really respect somebody like that. Cooper, who grew up in Clearwater, Fla., was selected in the fifth round of the 2010 draft by the Eagles out of the University of Florida. He has just 46 catches and five touchdowns in three years with the Eagles, but has been practicing with th e starters since Jeremy Maclins season-ending kne e injury last week. As long as it takes, and whatever I have to do, Im going to try to make this right, Cooper said. Players on the team continue to be asked about Coopers situation, making it a distraction or as wide receiver DeSean Jackson called it, a burden. Cornerback Cary Williams, a free agent addition to the Eagles this past offseason, tried to put it all in the perspective. This is about history, Williams said. Some of us have had ancestors killed over that word. There is a l ot of history behind it. That history needs to be See SERTOMA, B3 Nike ends relationship with Braun Company has history of distancing itself from controversy MCT Former MVPRyan Braun is serving a 65-game suspension f or using performance-enhancing drugs. Eagles excuse Cooper from team after racial slur MCT Riley Cooper addresses the media about his use of a racial slur that was caught on video. See COOPER, A3 The Detroit Tigers know whats coming, so they went out and got themselves a new shortstop for the rest of the season. The Yankees know, too, though they dont seem nearly as concerned about their upcoming loss. The dominoes are falling in baseballs latest drug scandal and by now everyone but Alex Rodriguez has a good idea what their punishment will be. For ARod, its a bit more complicated, though the one thing that seems virtually certain is that hell never put on the pinstripes again. The Yankees dont want him, and neither does baseball. Long a target of fans because of his oversized contract and unchecked ego, hes now the biggest target of the biggest probe Major League Baseball has ever launched into the drug use that has infested the sport for the better part of two decades. Ryan Braun got nearly a half year off for lying and cheating, but A-Rod will surely get more. Right now the over-under seems to be the rest of this year and next, but theres speculation Bud Selig could use his power to try to ban Rodriguez for life if he fights it. Its almost unthinkable. The player who once seemed destined to go down as one of the greatest to play the game could be banned for life from that very game. Think that might cause some other players to thin k twice before they juice again? Nobody will take thes e drugs if they believe the minute they are caught theyre out for good, for mer baseball commission er Fay Vincent said. They just wont. Alifetime ban might seem a bit extreme, thoug h in A-Rods case it goes beyond the simple use of performance-enhancing drugs. The Yankees expec t him to be accused of recruiting other athletes t o a Miami clinic where drugs were dispensed, an d trying to obstruct MLBs investigation into the clin ic. He also faces question s about whether he was truthful with baseball wh en asked about his relationship with Dr. Anthony Galea, who pleaded guilty two years ago to a federa l charge of bringing unapproved drugs into the United States from Canada. Just how harsh the penalty will be, by all accounts, depends largely on whether Rodriguez is willing to make a deal. Either way, this is Seligs Not a lot of sympathy for Alex Rodriguez Guest Column Tim Dahlberg See A-ROD, A3
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston6645.595 Tampa Bay6445.5871 Baltimore6149.5554.5 New York5652.5198.5 Toronto5059.45915 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit6245.579 Cleveland6049.5503 Kansas City5452.5097.5 Minnesota4660.43415.5 Chicago4067.37422 West Division WLPctGB Oakland6346.578 Texas6149.5552.5 Los Angeles5058.46312.5 Seattle5059.45913 Houston3672.33326.5 Thursday's Games Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 1 Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2 Texas 7, Arizona 1 Baltimore 6, Houston 3 Boston 8, Seattle 7 L.A. Angels 8, Toronto 2 Friday's Games Baltimore 11, Seattle 8 Detroit 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Arizona 7, Boston 6 Miami 10, Cleveland 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Kansas City 2, 11 innings San Francisco 4, Tampa Bay 1 Minnesota 4, Houston 3, 13 innings Texas 8, Oakland 3 L.A. Angels 7, Toronto 5 San Diego 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Saturday's Games Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, late Texas at Oakland, late Seattle at Baltimore, late Chicago White Sox at Detroit, late Arizona at Boston, late Cleveland at Miami, late Houston at Minnesota, late San Francisco at Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, late Toronto at L.A. Angels, late Today's Games Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 0-0) at Detroit (Porcello 8-6), 1:08 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 6-4) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 7-6) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 4-1), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-4) at Boston (Doubront 7-5), 1:35 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 9-10) at Baltimore (W.Chen 6-3), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Moscoso 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-11), 1:40 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 5-6) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-9), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 7-7) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 11-6), 3:35 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 8-6) at Oakland (Griffin 10-7), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-9) at San Diego (Kennedy 3-8), 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 9-7) at Cleveland (Kluber 7-5), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 7-8) at Houston (Oberholtzer 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 7-7) at Kansas City (Guthrie 11-7), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-8) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-3), 8:10 p.m. Texas (M.Perez 3-3) at L.A. Angels (Williams 5-7), 10:05 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 8-11) at Seattle (Iwakuma 10-4), 10:10 p.m.LEAGUE LEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET38278137.359 Trout, LAA42273137.325 Mauer, MIN38451124.323 Ortiz, BOS34154110.323 Loney, T-B36442114.313 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL40 Cabrera, DET32 Encarnacion, TOR29 Cruz, TEX 26 Dunn, CHW25 RUNS BATTED IN Davis, BAL101 Cabrera, DET99 Encarnacion, TOR85 Jones, BAL77 Fielder, DET76 STOLEN BASES Ellsbury, BOS39 Davis, TOR31 Altuve, HOU26 McLouth, BAL25 Andrus, TEX24 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Davis, BAL.684 Cabrera, DET.668 Ortiz, BOS.592 Trout, LAA.557 Encarnacion, TOR.550 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.454 Trout, LAA.412 Mauer, MIN.403 Ortiz, BOS.403 Davis, BAL.381 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.30 Kuroda, NYY2.38 Colon, OAK2.50 Sanchez, DET2.59 Darvish, TEX2.66 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET15-1 Moore, T-B14-3 Colon, OAK14-3 Tillman, BAL14-3 Masterson, CLE13-7 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL38 Rivera, NYY34 Nathan, TEX32 Balfour, OAK28 Holland, K-C28 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX186 Hernandez, SEA166 Scherzer, DET164 Masterson, CLE160 Sale, CHW155NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta6545.591 Washington5356.48611.5 Philadelphia5059.45914.5 New York4958.45814.5 Miami4365.39821 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh6544.596 St. Louis6444.593.5 Cincinnati6050.5455.5 Chicago4960.45016 Milwaukee4663.42219 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles5949.546 Arizona5653.5143.5 Colorado5259.4688.5 San Diego5159.4649 San Francisco4959.45410 Thursday's Games Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Texas 7, Arizona 1 San Francisco 2, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 13, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 11, Colorado 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 4 Friday's Games L.A. Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 2 Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 4 Colorado 4, Pittsburgh 2 Arizona 7, Boston 6 Miami 10, Cleveland 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Kansas City 2, 11 innings San Francisco 4, Tampa Bay 1 St. Louis 13, Cincinnati 3 Washington 4, Milwaukee 1 San Diego 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Saturday's Games Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, late Atlanta at Philadelphia, late L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, late Colorado at Pittsburgh, late Arizona at Boston, late Cleveland at Miami, late San Francisco at Tampa Bay, late St. Louis at Cincinnati, late Washington at Milwaukee, late N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, late Today's Games Cleveland (Kazmir 6-4) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 7-6) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 4-1), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 12-5) at Cincinnati (Leake 10-4), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-4) at Boston (Doubront 7-5), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 6-5) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 4-7), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Moscoso 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-11), 1:40 p.m. Washington (Jordan 1-3) at Milwaukee (Lohse 7-7), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 8-3) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 2-7), 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-9) at San Diego (Kennedy 3-8), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 1-2) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 10-4), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Atlanta (Minor 11-5) at Washington (Strasburg 5-9), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-6) at St. Louis (Wainwright 13-6), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Thornburg 1-0) at San Francisco (Gaudin 5-2), 10:15 p.m.LEAGUE LEADERSBATTING ABRHBA C. Johnson, ATL33142115.347 Molina, STL36146119.330 Cuddyer, COL32853108.329 Craig, STL40261130.323 Votto, CIN40374129.320 HOME RUNS Alvarez, PIT27 Gonzalez, COL26 Goldschmidt, ARI25 Brown, PHL24 Bruce, CIN 22 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI88 Craig, STL 84 Phillips, CIN82 Bruce, CIN 74 Alvarez, PIT71 STOLEN BASES Cabrera, S-D37 Segura, MIL31 Marte, PIT 31 Gomez, MIL29 Revere, PHL22 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.594 Cuddyer, COL.564 Goldschmidt, ARI.548 Gomez, MIL.542 Brown, PHL.531 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN.435 Choo, CIN.419 Cuddyer, COL.397 Wright, NYM.391 Goldschmidt, ARI.389 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.87 Harvey, NYM2.21 Corbin, ARI2.24 Locke, PIT2.36 Fernandez, MIA2.54 WON-LOST Wainwright, STL13-6 Zimmermann, WAS13-6 Corbin, ARI12-2 Lynn, STL12-5 Liriano, PIT11-4 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL32 Mujica, STL30 Grilli, PIT 30 Soriano, WAS27 Romo, S-F 26 STRIKEOUTS Harvey, NYM172 Kershaw, LAD161 Wainwright, STL151 Samardzija, CHC146 Bumgarner, S-F146 THESCOREBOARD r f f ntbntbnbnrnbn f f f f f f f f f f tnbnbt f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f r f f ffbbnbnb f f f f f f f f f r f f ntnbnbnrn f f f f f f f f f f f f f f r f f ntbntbnbnrnbn f f f f f f f f f f r f f ffbbnbfb f f f f f f f f f f f f r f f ffbntbnbnbb f f f f f r f f nrnbnbnbtn f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f r f f bbbrt f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f r f f bbtbntnbrt f f f f f r f f btfbb f f f f f f r f f bbbntn f f f f f f f f n f f btbbrt f f f f f f f t bbbtbtntn f f f r f f bbbtbtntn f f f f r f f bbbnrtr f f f f f f f f f f f f r f f bbtnbrt f f f f f f f f f f f f LIVESPORTSONTV r f f nbbnbf f f f f f f f f f f f f r f f nbbnbf f f f f f f f f f f f f r f f nnbfbn f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f r f f nbnbt f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f Major League Baseball Page B2 News-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 www.newssun.com SPORTSSNAPSHOTS YMCA SoccerSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAis currently taking registrations for Fall Youth Soccer ages 3-14. Questions please call 382-9622.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 Memorial tourney Aug. 10SEBRING 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 pro grams. And in so doing, make it a fun and memorable event for all those involved The festivities, in fact, begin the night before at the Pre-Tournament Mixer on Friday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun 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) 382-2255. Team entry agreements can also be faxed to Sebring Firemen, Inc. at (863) 385-7773. Last years field of more than 250 golfers set a new high for the everexpanding fundraiser, so make sure to get those entries in to be part of a great day of helping the Firemen give back. APHS Pool ScheduleAVONPARK The Avon Park High School Pool will be open Monday-Frida y 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The cost is $2 per swimmer. By TIM REYNOLDS APBasketball WriterMIAMI Greg Oden still needs some time to get ready for the rigors of playing in the NBA. He no longer needs a new team, however. The former No. 1 overall draft pick has chosen to sign with the two-time defending NBAchampion Miami Heat, ending months of suspense over where the center whose career has been decimated by a series of knee problems would be attempting his comeback. The Heat were long perceived as the frontrunners to land Oden, and now have a 7-footer to help them try for a third straight title. Mike Conley Sr., one of Odens agents, said Friday night that the former Portland center accepted an offer worth about $1 million for this coming season and would have a player option for 2014-15. He just thought that it was the best fit for him, where hes at and especially for how it relates to him coming back, Conley said. He can be on a winning team and be working his way in slowly. The contract is expected to be formally signed early next week, Conley said. I think a 7-footer can help any team, Heat point guard Mario Chalmers said. Theyre hard to find. Ive known Greg since our high school days, talked to him a couple of times about this and you just hope for the best. Oden told ESPN.com on Friday night that he still has a lot of work to do. And during their recruiting process, the Heat were obviously cognizant of that. Oden has not played in the NBA since fracturing his kneecap in a game on Dec. 5, 2009, but the Heat surely will not expect him to play big minutes right away, given that they are bringing back most of the rotation that won the last two league titles and will almost certainly be favored to win a third next season. When meeting with Oden last month in Indianapolis, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra laid out what Miamis plans would be as far as potential roles and the former Ohio State stars ongoing rehabilitation, and whatever got said in that conversation resonated throughout the remainder of the decision-making process. The fact that Coach Spoelstra said all the right things, understood where he was at and what he wants, that impressed Greg quite a bit, Conley said. Oden is the second No. 1 pick on the Heat roster, joining LeBron James, the top overall draft selection in 2003 and someone who developed quite an affinity for Odens game when the center was at Ohio State. Oden wound up leaving college after one season, then was taken by Portland at the top of the 2007 draft. It was a spectacular failure, thanks to an array of injuries. Oden played in just 82 games the equivalent of one full NBAseason during his four-plus years in the Blazersorganization, aver aging 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks on 58 percent shooting. Odens health issues have dogged him since he was drafted. Right knee microfracture surgery a procedure used to develop new, healthy cartilage ended what would have been his rookie season before it ever started. He made his long-awaited NBAdebut on Oct. 28 2008, and sprained his right foot in that game, sidelining him for two weeks. His next major injury issue came in February of that season, when he chipped his left kneecap and missed about a month. Oden returned for the final 21 games of that season 15 before the playoffs, then six more in the postseason, when Portland was ousted b y the Rockets. Hes played in a total of 21 games since, and the fractured kneecap in 2009 came just as he seemed to be hitting his best NBAstride. Another microfracture surgery awaited him in November 2010, and a third one was needed early in 2012, essentially ending his career with the Blazers. He was waived in March 2012. Time will tell, Heat president Pat Riley said earlier this summer, when asked if Oden could still be effective. San Antonio, New Orleans, Dallas, Atlanta and Sacramento also were believed to be seriously vying for Oden. Agent says Heat to sign Greg Oden MC T Greg Oden hasnt played in the NBA since 2009, but will reportedly sign with the defending champion Heat.
48, with Beckham Donovan settling for second at 51 and Josh Bible bringing in a 61. Finishing behind them was Noah Bond carding a 65, just one stroke below Clayton Samuels. Clay Jacobs47 led the 910 boyscategory, followed by Billy Carols 52, Lane Revells 54, Griffin Halls 56 and Cade Scarboroughs 61. The tykes of the boys and girls6-8 division was swept by Parker Griffin, who carded a 26 for the day. Bringing up the next seed was Jack DuPriest with a 29, followed by Brody Hall with a 36, Jackson Barbens 38 and Jarrett Hornicks 39. This leaves just one event to be held at the Placid Lakes Country Club Thursday before the Sertoma Junior Tour Championship takes place at Sun N Lake on Aug.16 17. Certainly, there will be even more neck-and-neck competition as this years tour reaches its close. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 Page B3 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736; 3; Black; 8/4/13; 0 0 0 3 1 4 6 6 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542; 4; Black; august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 4 VETERANS OUTREACH; 3.639; 4; Black; 8/2/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 9 2 Continued from B1 addressed. I remember my grandmother telling me stories how she was called the n-word, while being bitten by dogs and hosed. Why did Riley say this? Thats a question that needs to be asked. I still think it is the elephant in the room. Williams also said it doesnt matter who you are or what color you are the word should never be used. Nobody should say it, he said. I dont care if you white, black, blue, green or purple. The hip-hop culture uses the word and has deemphasized it. You need to go back and see what our ancestors did to try and rid themselves of that word. The Eagles do not plan to rid themselves of Cooper permanently. When he comes back, how will he be treated is the next question. Hes our teammate. He hasnt been released from our team, so whatever he has to handle, he has to handle, Jackson said. As far as the rest of the team, we have to focus on what we want to accomplish this season and not let this be a burden. Vick, who has shown support for Cooper from the beginning, was asked what advice he would have for his teammate. Let this situation make me a better person, the quarterback said. This is a good thing for Coop to get away for a while and reflect. Weve already put the plan in place to help him come back full form and become one of the guy s again. Continued from B1 b est chance to finally make a s tatement against the s courge of PEDs in baseball. You cant have the game k nocked off by these drugs, V incent said in a telephone i nterview Wednesday. Either we win or chemistry w ins, and if chemistry wins t here is no game. So far chemistry has the l ead, as evidenced by the w ay the record book has b een rewritten in the S teroids Era. Even with bett er testing, harsher suspens ions and a change in the c ulture of the once obstinate p layersunion in recent y ears, the latest scandal s hows PEDs still are ramp ant in baseball. Take a look at the quality o f players expected to be p unished. They include not o nly A-Rod, but also Texas o utfielder Nelson Cruz, San D iego shortstop Everth C abrera and Detroit shorts top Jhonny Peralta all p icked for the 2013 All-Star g ame. Another 2013 AllS tar, Oakland pitcher B artolo Colon, was suspende d last year following a posit ive testosterone test, as w ere Toronto outfielder M elky Cabrera and San D iego catcher Yasmani G randal, though they arent e xpected to receive additiona l time off. There are others, a dozen o r so in all who will be p enalized. But it is R odriguez who dominates t he conversation, and it is R odriguez who surely will t ake the biggest hit of all. He wanted to get back on t he field before his punishm ent was imposed, but the Y ankees were having none o f it. Tricked once already i nto giving A-Rod a $275 m illion, 10-year contract, the S teinbrenner sons werent a bout to be tricked again just w hen baseball is about to t ake a giant problem and a t least part of a giant salary off their hands. Its hard to be sympathetic t oward A-Rod, mostly b ecause hes not a sympat hetic figure. If what hes a ccused of doing is accurate and the guess is baseball h as even more on Rodriguez t han has been leaked hes m ade a mockery of the game that has made him rich beyond belief. Some of those riches came because he cheated the game and the fans who thought they were paying to see an honest at-bat. He also cheated every player who doesnt have half his talent, yet somehow found the resolve to refuse to take PEDs no matter the potential financial rewards. The games have to have rules and they have to be played fairly, or theyre not games, Vincent said. If we cant stop this, were going to have professional wrestling instead of real competition. Actually, professional wrestling might be a good fit for Rodriguez. He would have to play the role of a villain, of course, but thats something hes had practice doing already. Whatever A-Rod does, his spectacular fall should be a cautionary tale to athletes everywhere. This was a guy who didnt need to cheat to be great, yet he cheated anyway. If hes a scapegoat for those before him who were never caught, then so be it. If he never again plays a game in the major leagues, then too bad. Whatever punishment he gets, he brought it on himself. Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at email@example.com or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg Continued from B1 David M. Warren/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT Alex Rodriguez takes batting practice with the Eastern Leagues Trenton Thunder before his rehab start against the Reading Fightin Phils at Trenton Arm & Hammer Park in Cherry Hill, N.J., on Friday. A-Rods fall should be cautionary tale for athletes Sertoma travels to Lake Wales Cooper faces tough road MC T Former Florida star Riley Cooper hauls in a TD pass for the Eagles last season. The wide receiver was excused from team activities Friday in the wake of a video of him making a racial slur. Associated PressPHILADELPHIA F ormer Philadelphia Phillies c atcher Darren Daulton e njoyed his return to the b allpark on Friday. Oh my God, all my f riends are here, Daulton s aid upon entering the press r oom at Citizens Bank Park. Daulton, who is participati ng in the Philliesannual a lumni weekend, spoke publ icly for the first time since h is brain cancer diagnosis a l ittle over a month ago. The 51-year-old, now a r adio personality in P hiladelphia, was diagnosed w ith two brain tumors in J une. Both were removed after brain surgery on July 1, but nine days later Daulton was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer that also took the lives of his former teammate Tug McGraw and former coach John Vukovich. It was kind of surprising when it happened, Daulton said. I remember being on 97.5 The Fanatic with a show this season (and) there was a couple of appearances that showed up when I couldnt figure out what was going on. I was having trouble explaining a little bit of baseball and when Ive been doing this for 20 years of my life, it was a little difficult. Daulton had trouble pronouncing several words, a problem he admitted he has to deal with on a daily basis. I have a little bit of a problem during the day every now and then when I cant understand what I mean I know what Im going on but I cant, I have a problem with talking to myself, he said. This eventually will get better. A14-year major league veteran, Daulton spent nearly his entire career in Philadelphia before being traded to the Florida Marlins midway through the 1997 season, his final one. Daulton participates in annual Phillies alumni weekend ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) New court records say that an associate of Aaron Hernandez told police the former New England Patriot put guns in a box in his basement after returning from the industrial park where his friend was fatally shot. An affidavit released by Attleboro District Court says Carlos Ortiz told investigators Hernandez put firearms in the black box after Odin Lloyds killing. The document indicates one was a small gun Ortiz handed Hernandez after they returned home with another associate, Ernest Wallace. Ortiz said he earlier saw Hernandez with an additional large handgun. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Lloyd, a 27-yearold Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 about a mile from Hernandezs North Attleborough, Mass., home. His attorneys have said the case against him is circumstantial and they are confident he will be exonerated. Authorities believe Lloyd was killed with a .45-caliber Glock, which hasnt been recovered. Prosecutors say video surveillance from Hernandezs home before and after the killing shows him holding a gun that appears to be a Glock. Police divers have been searching this week in a lake in Bristol, Conn., Hernandezs hometown. Authorities have declined to comment on the search, but have confirmed it is linked to the investigation. Prosecutors have not said who fired the fatal shots. But court records released in Florida say Ortiz told investigators Wallace said it was Hernandez. The new documents released in Massachusetts indicate authorities seized a cellphone and credit and bank cards from a relative of Hernandez, identified as Tanya SingletonValderamma, of Bristol. Ortiz told investigators he and Wallace drove to Brist ol after Lloyds killing and that he was dropped off at Singleton-Valderammas house, according to the affidavit. Associate: Hernandez put guns in box in basement
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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges Public S ervice Academy recently r eceived a perfect audit t hrough the Florida D epartment of Law E nforcements Criminal J ustice Standards and T raining Commission. In fact, t he college can now boast m ore than 15 years of perfect a udits. Each year, the FDLE r equires the CJSTC to audit a ny training facility, program, a nd fiscal agents accounting r ecords and procedures for c ompliance with laws, rules, b udget provisions, and cont ractual agreements. The C JSTCs mission is to ensure t hat all citizens of Florida are s erved by criminal justice o fficers who are ethical, quali fied, and well-trained. The SFSC PSAreceived no r ecommendations during its a udit. No recommendations f rom the CJSTC indicates that t he PSAis in complete comp liance with the commissions s tandards and no errors or m istakes were found. A cademies that have no reco mmendations are allowed t o be audited every other y ear. The audit encompassed all f acets of the PSAs performa nce and ability to provide t op notch instruction to both a cademy recruits and experie nced police officers who w ish to receive advanced t raining. The audit ensures t hat SFSCs PSAis administ ered consistently with F lorida law and administrat ive rule. The consistency in stand ards at every academy m akes it possible for gradua tes to practice anywhere in F lorida, said Dr. John L andry, director of criminal j ustice programs. The CJSTC examines i nstructorsteaching credent ials, the number of hours of instruction that each recruit or sworn officer receives, and that all academy funds are used in the manner they were intended. Auditors also examine the facility to determine if the building and training areas are in compliance with FDLEs high standards. This includes equipment, the firearms range, driving range, and the defensive tactics room. Current and prospective academy students can be assured that they are, or will be, attending an academy that is consistent with the law and that the quality of instruction is second to none, said Dr. Landry, who recently joined SFSC. Its a major accomplishment, and Im extremely proud of the staff. They have been responsible for the perfect audits over the years and are working at the highest level possible every day. I hope I can contribute to the success in the following years. Dr. Landry travels to Jacksonville next week to attend a CJSTC meeting, where he will accept a certificate on behalf of SFSC for the PSAs perfect audit. The PSAis designed to provide the most current training available in the areas of corrections, criminal justice, and law enforcement. Through the PSA, students can earn their basic occupational certificates, complete recertification training, learn advanced and specialized skills, and earn their degree in criminal justice technology. Special to the News-SunSEBRING This summer Highlands County 4-H kept youth busy with several day camps, one being Cooking Camp held July 22-26. Erin Sowards, Sunny Hop 4-H leader, coordinated this camp along with the help of a few of 4-H teen leaders, Megan Sowards, Kitty Lackey and Taryn Little. Cooking Camp was open to all youth ages 7 and up. Youth experienced handson learning by preparing all of their own dishes, desserts, and meals from scratch. Throughout the camp, youth were able to learn many different cooking techniques, conduct food experiments, enjoy homemade cooking, and much more. Youth were introduced to several different kinds of foods that they had never tried before; one of the most interesting foods was escargot. On the last day of camp, participants invited their parents, siblings and grandparents to join them for a delicious lunch. Campers set the table, decorated the room, and even prepared the food themselves. For lunch the campers prepared everything from scratch; the menu included pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, yeast rolls, salad, and a delicious Heath bar ice cream cake. The youth were excited to have the opportunity to show their family what they had learned at 4-H Cooking Camp. Throughout this camp, youth were able to make new friends, create new memories, gain life skills, and become great amateur chefs. If you are a 4-H alumni, supporter, or interested in volunteering with Highlands County 4-H, contact Lauren Hrncirik, Highlands County 4-H agent, at 402-6540 or ema il firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 4-H is open t o any one between the ages of 5-18 regardless of race, color, sex, religion, handicap, or place of national origin. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013Page B5 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 8/4/13; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 3 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 7 By KIMBERLY LEATHERMAN Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID STR8 UP w as out in force at this years C aladium Festival. Twenty t eens dedicated their weekend t o keeping the festival tidy in t he sweltering heat. They empt ied trash cans and picked up t rash at Stuart Park and at D evane Circle as their latest s ervice project. The kids continually learn t he importance of giving back t o their community. We want them to be proud o f the community they live a nd play in. Eventually, some w ill leave Lake Placid and t ake these lessons with them. W e always want them to r emember their roots with posi tive memories, said vice p resident Dana Telesco. The American Legion treate d them to Philly cheesest eaks, Mayor John Holbrook r ewarded them with strawberr y shortcake and the Highland C ounty Cattlewomans A ssociation doled out browni es. The Noon Rotary gave funn el cakes, and the Jaycees o ffered crab cakes as a reward f or all of their hard work. S ome of the kids also got to m eet Gov. Rick Scott. They p roudly told him about their m inistry and took pictures. Saturday, even more teens c ame out to help with the S TR8 UPbooth, selling shirts, h ot-dogs and walking tacos. The kids cooked, made change, waited on customers, and kept the booth clean. It gave them some real world experience into working with the public. On Sunday, the youth cleaned up the aftermath of the festival, no small task. We are so proud of the hard work these kids put in. I think the community was surprised to see so many teens working hard to keep Lake Placid beautiful, president Sammy Telesco said proudly. There was fun to be had as well as labor. The young people were exposed to art in many different mediums. Many of the young people expressed an interest in learning how to produce the different arts and crafts. We would love to expand our arts and crafts programming at STR8 UP. We are looking for volunteers to donate some time weekly to teach, Dana Telesco said. Another treat for the kids was handling and developing a healthy respect for the reptiles and learning more about them at the booth run by Graziani Reptiles. STR8 UP members help at festival Courtsy photo Max Martinez, one of the youth involved in STR8 UP Ministry, takes a break from his duties to hold a snake at Graziani Reptiles booth during last weekends Caladium Festival. 4-H youth cook up treats Courtesy pho to 4-H Cooking Camp attendee Trace Lackey enjoys some no-bake cookies. Courtesy pho to Ariel Aldous prepares some made-from-scratch salad dressing. SFSCs Public Service Academy has perfect audit Courtesy photo The SFSC Public Service Academy building.
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If youre a nature l over like me, this m ay be one of your f avorite times of y ear. The rains bring o ut hundreds of w ildflowers. They a re popping out all o ver the natural a reas and the ground i s colored with yell ow, orange, purple, b lue, red, and white f lowers of every size a nd shape imaginab le. Adding to the beauty of t his colorful array is the butt erflies and other insects that a re attracted to the pollen and n ectar within the blooms. W ildflowers not only provide b eauty to our world, they p rovide for the needs of m any creatures within their e cosystems. Gaillardia pulchella is a h ardy, colorful plant known f or its beautiful, daisy-like f lowers. The large center is a d ark rose color with petals of y ellow, orange, crimson or c opper scarlet. Gaillardia b looms profusely. The plant i s named for the 18th century F rench magistrate, M. G aillard de Charentonneau, w ho was deemed a patron of b otany. The common name of I ndian Blanket is taken from t he blanket type patterns they m ake when planted in the g round, which resemble blank ets made by Native A mericans. Gaillardia is in t he Asteraceae family and its b looms measure about 2-3 i nches across. The perennial plant forms w iry, branched stems that f orm into mounds that can be a nywhere from 8-24 inches h igh and can spread througho ut the planted area. The p lant has a hairy stem that b ranches out and becomes w oody at the base. They do w ell in sandy areas and are e ven tolerant of salt, which is w hy they are often seen a long borders near beaches. T he leaves are lanceolate to l inear basal and the plant prod uces bright, daisy like b looms in shades of red, yell ow, buff and brown. Bina Flower Moth larvae a nd other types of moth larv ae feed on the plant. In a ddition, it is attractive to v arious butterflies as a nectar s ource. White tail deer have b een seen nibbling on the l eaves of this eye-catching plant and the seeds are taken by small ground feeding birds, notably goldfinches. Indian blanket is a major wildflower of the prairies and meadows. It reseeds readily and is easy to grow; good drainage is the only requirement. Rich soils will produce large, floppy plants with few flowers. This is an excellent choice for gardeners who want some color in their gardens with very little maintenance. It is ideal in our sandy soils and in drought conditions. This plant is a great addition to any garden. Milkweed is another brightly colored bloom found in Florida. Named for its milky juice which consists of a latex containing alkaloids and several other complex compounds including cardenolides, some species are known to be toxic. The plant genus was named for the Greek god of healing, Asclepius, because for centuries it has been used as a medicine in many cultures. Common Milkweed can grow up to six feet tall with narrow leaves that can reach 10 inches in length. The flowers vary in color and can be orange-yellow or pinkishpurple. It has large, broad leaves, usually four to 10 inches long. Milkweed is found in fields and along road sides. The milkweed bloom is an important nectar source for many insects including bees. It is also a vital larval food for monarch butterflies, beetles, moths and other bugs. These creatures are immune to the toxins of the plant and depend on it to survive. Milkweed makes and excellent addition to any garden. It attracts monarch butterflies and when in bloom is quite attractive. Dwarf firebush is native to central and south Florida hammocks and open disturbed areas. It is a fast growing evergreen shrub that can grow to heights of 6 to 12 feet. The leaves have red veins and the stalks of the plant are also red. The oneinch long tubular flowers are found in clusters. The small berries begin as green, turn to yellow, then to red and finally to black. They are a source of food for many birds. The plant will have berries or flowers year round. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the nectar of the attractive, tubular flowers. The blackened berries that the plant produces are a favorite of cardinals. In addition to being an animal attractor, the plant can take the heat and drought. Considered a nearly trouble free bush that produces beautiful, orange-red flowers, firebush is a great addition to most any garden. It is a subtropical plant and does not like the cold weather very much. But, if frost or a freeze occurs, the plant will usually appear to die, however in reality the plant is most likely alive and will re-sprout in the spring. It is considered low maintenance and is adapted to local Florida soils and climate. It is an excellent choice as a background for lower growing plants. The beauty of wildflowers is that you can view them in their natural environment and you can bring the beauty to your own yard. These natives are sold in most nurseries and are an excellent choice for the gardener that desires low maintenance, beautiful plants. The bonus is the animals that are attracted to the blooms. There are literally hundreds of varieties of wildflowers in Florida. Whether you choose to gaze upon them in their natural environment or in your own back yard, enjoy! Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 Page B7 summer of love; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, summer of love; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 3 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 4 4 8 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, bollywood; 0 0 0 3 1 4 6 3 Wildflowers bring beauty and function to the natural world News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Gaillardia, commonly called Indian Blanket, blooms profusely and is considered a major wildflower of the prairies and meadows. It reseeds readily and is easy to grow; it is an excellent choice for gardeners.
Page B8 News-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 www.newssun.com P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; email@example.com. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o 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 i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Morning and evening services available at 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 i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 9th and up, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t C a t h e r i n e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, email@example.com; website, www.stcathe.com School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email firstname.lastname@example.org. School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., email@example.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t J a m e s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.C H R I S T I A N C o r n e r s t o n e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. E a s t s i d e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP ITunesTop songs 1. Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell), Robin Thicke 2. Best Song Ever, One Direction 3. We Cant Stop, Miley Cyrus 4. Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake), JAY Z 5. Radioactive, Imagine Dragons 6. Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams), Daft Punk 7. Treasure, Bruno Mars 8. Safe and Sound, Capital Cities 9. Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 10. Baby I, Ariana Grande Top albums 1. Magna Carta... Holy Grail, JAY Z 2. Stars Dance, Selena Gomez 3. Teen Beach Movie (Soundtrack), Various Artists 4. Hyde Park Live, The Rolling Stones 5. Night Visions, Imagine Dragons 6. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 Page B9 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Summer Sunday schedule, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., June 2-Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Bible study. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m. Thursday. St. Francis Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (863) 8403715.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at 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 N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month; Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e s 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c h 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlifesebring.com R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T r i n i t y L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. NonTraditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Preschool, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com .N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, email@example.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c h 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r y Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g meeting at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries.com. U n i o n C h u r c h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C A ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; email: email@example.com ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; 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; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 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 p r i n g L a k e P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( U S A ) 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, email@example.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.S E V E N T H D A Y A D V E N T I S T A v o n P a r k S e v e n t h d a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 e b r i n g S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.T H E C H U R C H O F L A T T E R D A Y S A I N T S T h e C h u r c h o f J e s u s C h r i s t o f L a t t e r D a y S a i n t s 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 78:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 811 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.T H E S A L V A T I O N A R M Y T h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y C e n t e r f o r W o r s h i p Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Devon Jarrett, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. M e m o r i a l U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. S t J o h n U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org S p r i n g L a k e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U N I T E D C H U R C H O F C H R I S T E m m a n u e l U n i t e d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com. PLACESTOWORSHIP T he Lists C oncertsPollstars top tours Ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous weeks ranking is in parentheses. 1. (1) The Rolling Stones; $7,969,276; $346.09. 2. (2) Taylor Swift; $3,092,783; $86.73. 3. (3) Kenny Chesney; $2,157,820; $74.97. 4. (4) Fleetwood Mac; $1,367,517; $107.85. 5. (5) Dave Matthews Band; $1,209,646; $54.43. 6. (6) Justin Bieber; $1,165,093; $80.54. 7. (7) Jason Aldean; $1,017,425; $61.43. 8. (8) New Kids On The Block; $830,439; $65.06. 9. (9) Tim McGraw; $578,200; $37.60. 10. (10) Brad Paisley; $568,346; $36.19. 11. (11) Carrie Underwood; $520,651; $65.05. 12. (12) Widespread Panic; $391,954; $46.27. 13. (13) Barry Manilow; $350,088; $61.19. 14. (14) Mtley Cre; $329,192; $75.94. 15. (15) Styx / REO Speedwagon / Ted Nugent; $208,359; $37.85. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 2. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 3. First Sight by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) 4. The English Girl by Daniel Silva (Harper) 5. And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead) 6. Tales From a Not-SoHappy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin) 7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 8. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson, Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) 9. Hidden Order by Brad Thor (Atria Books) 10. Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster) NONFICTION 1. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) 2. Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 3. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) 4. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 5. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 6. This Town by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider Press) 7. The Duck Commander Family by Willie Robertson (Howard Books) 8. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 9. Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World by Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books) 10. The Wimpy Kid Do-itYourself Book by Bill OReilly (Crown-Archetype) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 2. When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Amazon Publishing) 3. The English Girl by Daniel Silva (HarperCollins) 4. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 5. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson, Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) 6. Hidden Order by Brad Thor (Emily Bestler Books) 7. Time for Love by Marie Force (Published via Amazon Digital Services) 8. Pulse by Gail McHugh (Gail McHugh) 9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 10. Divergent by Vernoica Roth (HarperCollins) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. The Dog Lived by Teresa Rhyne (Sourcebooks) 2. Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman (Grand Central Publishing) 3. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman (Random House) 4. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 5. This Town by Mark Leibovich (Penguin Group)
By MELISSAMAIN Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands L ittle Theatre offers live s tage productions of B roadway plays at a reasona ble price. Located on the b anks of beautiful Lake J ackson, HLTprovides a n ight of quality entertainm ent with superb local tale nt. Currently playing is the K en Ludwig comedy, Lend M e a Tenor. In Lend Me a T enor, the renowned Tito M orelli is scheduled to perf orm in the Cleveland Opera H ouses 1934 gala product ion of Otello until things s tart going dreadfully wrong. T hrough a hilarious series of m ishaps, everything begins t o unravel. Next seasons (Nov. 2013 Sept. 2014) subscription s eries will be Little Shop of H orrors, On Golden P ond, The Fox on the F airway, The Wizard of O z and Bus Stop. This is a delightful mix of musicals, c omedies and dramas sure to a ppeal to a variety of tastes. S eason ticket packages go on s ale to the general public b eginning Aug. 12. Tickets t o individual shows will be a vailable at 10 a.m. Oct. 10. Not included in the subs cription package, but also s howing on the main B lackman stage is the youth p roduction The M usical. Also on the Blackman s tage will be: Little Shop of Horrors Little Shop of Horrors ( Nov. 13-24) combines a c atchy rock and roll musical w ith a love story, along with a moderate dose of whimsic al horror, but nothing too s cary. An attractive plant b rings fame and fortune to i ts owners, but at a price. T he plants thirst for blood t hreatens those who come t oo close to its vines, even t he young couple who care f or it at the florist shop. Little Shop of Horrors has a ll the elements of an enjoya ble show: a fast-paced origi nal play, great lyrics, and s urprising plot twists that w ill keep you on the edge of y our chair. On Golden Pond On Golden Pond (Jan. 1 5-26) presents the chall enges of a couple, Norman a nd Ethel, in their golden y ears of marriage as they s truggle to reconnect with t heir daughter and deal with a ge-related medical issues. W hile vacationing in their s ummer home on Golden Pond, their daughter, Chelsea, visits with her fianc and his son. Much to the dismay of the elderly couple, the boyfriends son, Billy Ray Jr., is left in their care while their daughter and her fianc vacation in Europe. Tensions erupt, with humorous results, between the young Billy Ray Jr. and Norman. When Normans daughter, Chelsea, returns, the drama increases as childhood conflicts between father and daughter are brought into the open. May not be suitable for young children.The Fox on the FairwayThe Fox on the Fairway (March 19-30) presents the dilemmas of Bingham, president of the Quail Valley Country Club, whose problems sprout almost as quickly as the grass on his fairway. From foolishly placing a bet to being found by his wife in a compromising position with his attractive vice-president, he puts himself in anxiety-producing situations. He races to win the golfing wager, with the help of his employee Justin, who is in love with another coworker. Bingham also struggles to appease his wife and to manage the chaos at work and at home. Adult humor abounds in a plot that mixes golf and romance.The Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz (July 9-20) is the classic tale of Dorothy trying to make it home to Kansas from the land of Oz, and the play is sure to delight the entire family. This large-scale theatrical production promises to merge a musical with a superb cast and extravagant set. Youll need to buy your tickets for this show quickly, because last years family show, Annie, was a phenomenal success, with tickets selling out for almost all performances. Theres no place like Highlands Little Theatre for watching largescale musicals.Bus StopBus Stop (Sept. 10-21) cooks up several romances at a rural Kansas diner, where five people, who were riding on the bus, have stopped due to a snowstorm. Laughter ensues as the owner of the diner, her waitress, and the local sheriff mix with the passengers on the bus for nonstop comedy and romance. This play, set in the 1950s, depicts the nature of life in a small town and the passionate and unique people who live there. Bus Stop contains some mild adult humor.13, The Musical, The Musical (youth production playing May 2-4) will experience the life of a 13-year-old Jewish boy who moves from New York City to a small town in Indiana following the divorce of his parents. Adjusting to a new school and all the other changes in his life provide plenty of drama and comedy. With great lyrics and a plot that teens can relate to, this play is a success, winning a Broadway nomination and being performed around the world. In order to provide more live stage productions to the area, Highlands Little Theatre opened a second, smaller stage in the Drs. Thakkar Pavilion. The shows for the Thakkar Pavilion include USO: Thanks for the Memories, The Gift of the Magi, Motherhood Out Loud, Proof and Graceland. Each of these shows is intended to provide variety for both performers and audiences, and will run for one weekend. In the Drs. Thakkar Pavilion this season will be:USO: Thanks for the MemoriesUSO: Thanks for the Memories (Aug. 17-18) As World War II started, Big Band music boosted moral throughout the world. The love songs moved people to tears and the patriotic music inspired them to do their best to put out the firestorms. The USO (United Service Organization) groups headed to every part of the world to entertain, including right here in Sebring. Hear the Big Band music and dance the steps again as HLTpresents Thanks for the Memories of the USO.The Gift of the MagiThe Gift of the Magi (Dec. 13-15) Experience the classic O. Henry love story that has defined the meaning of love for generations. Ayoung couple, Jim and Della, selflessly sell their most treasure possessions in order to purchase a gift for each other for Christmas. Purchasing tickets to this play will make a memorable Christmas gift for that someone special on your list.Motherhood Out LoudMotherhood Out Loud (April 11-13) This comedy written by various authors of the day, examines the turbulent lives of mothers from the delivery experience to the first day of school to the daughters first menstrual cycle to the son going off to war. Motherhood is examined through the eyes of an immigrant mother, a stepmother, and a gay couple. Life, as lived in the 21st century, is played out on the stage of the Thakkar Pavilion in the play Motherhood Out Loud. ProofProof (June 13-15) is the Pulitzer-prize winning drama about Catherine, a young woman who helps care for her mentally ill father who is also a mathematical genius. Following his death, she must prove that a mathematical proof about prime numbers is the work of her father, rather than the work of his ex-gra duate student, Hal. The situation is complicated when Catherine finds herself in a relationship with Hal. Can she maintain her mental stability and prove the true authorship of the proof, or will she follow in her dads footsteps?GracelandGraceland (Aug. 15-17) is the funny and ultimately touching story of the rivalry between two Elvis Presley fans to be the first to enter their fallen idols lavish estate. The show takes place outside Graceland, three days before the grandiose mansion is to be opened to the public. Join HLTas they pay homage to the King wi th this unique tribute. The theatre is at 356 W. Center Ave. Visit www.highlandslittletheatre.org or cal l 382-2525 for more information. 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DearAbby: Im a 60year-old grandmother of eight wonderful grandchildren, ranging in age from 2 to 24. My question is about baby-sitting. I believe my children think we owe them baby-sitting duties. I dont mind baby-sitting once in a while, when I feel like it. But I dont feel like it when the parents want to go out and party, or they tell me at the last minute, little Susie needs some Grandma time, or they want to go to the gym because they dont want to give up the freedom they had before their children came along. What are your thoughts on boundaries for this generation of parents-who-want-itall at the expense of my generation who, back in the day, if a neighbor kid couldnt baby-sit, we just stayed home? I know I should have set some rules at the beginning, but Im starting to feel resentful of their expectations. Wants Some Freedom, Too, in Minnesota DearWants Some Freedom, Too: There is truth to the saying that good fences make good neighbors, and the philosophy applies to many circumstances. Setting clear boundaries makes for healthier relationships. Keep in mind that many grandparents would love to have your problem. But as you stated, your problem was in not setting ground rules from the beginning. Because you feel resentful, its time to have a frank talk with your children and say that as much as the grandkids may need Grandma time, Grandma also needs Grandma time. And when you do, be firm because unless you stand your ground, nothing will change. DearAbby: Im 62 years old and a widower. My wife passed away in July 2011. It has taken me a while to get over losing her. I realize how much she did for me as I have been learning how to be a house husband without a wife. My wife told me this was the first house she lived in that had a dishwasher. She was so proud of it! I could never understand why she would wash the dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. Now I have to do it myself, I understand why. My question is, is there a detergent that will actually clean the dishes? Also, do you have any cute readers who would like to teach an old man how to clean house? Fending For Myself DearFending: Im sorry I cant print your name or location because if I did, you might be crushed in the stampede. If you and your late wife were married 20 or 30 years and the dishwasher was already installed in the house when you moved in, it is now practically an antique. Because you have tried several brands of detergent and your dishes arent getting clean, you probably need a new dishwasher. (And I do not mean a cute, young one.) DearAbby: I am not happy. No matter what I do, I am filled with emptiness and loneliness every minute of every single day. Being near friends and family lifts my spirits, but only for a little while. Then I am reminded once more of my loneliness and emptiness. I feel like I am being consumed by misery, and I dont want to feel like this anymore. Please tell me what to do. Searcing for Happine ss DearSearching for Happiness: The feelings you describe can be symptoms of chronic depression, which i s a treatable illness. Thats why Im urging you to discuss them with a phys ician. Acombination of medication and talk therapy can help you feel better again, so dont put it off. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles L IPSERVICEBy PAULHUNSBERGER ACROSS 1 Sphere of influence 6 Making waves? 12 Inbox clogger 16 Solstice mo. 19 Video game princess 20 One making bread 21 Wiry-coated terrier 23 Intuition of some "Star Wars" villains? 25 Bullied 26 Airport pickup concern, briefly 27 Good things to keep about you 28 Bob or weave 30 Actress Campbell 31 Lint roller target, maybe 34 Weaknesses of a prof's helper? 39 Stage direction 41 Back 42 Purell target 43 Showy display 46 Church official 48 Penniless one 52 Surrendered 54 Hibachi residue 55 Help-wanted ad periods 57 Not all 58 Daytime __ 59 Holiday elves who can't get along? 63 Mane character in Narnia 64 Gush 65 Posthumous 2009 George Harrison album 66 To the sky 67 British heiress __ Khan 69 Stud spot 70 Find on the dial 72 Ten-armed species 74 Goalie's protective wear 77 See 85-Across 80 "Super Mario" brother 81 Coughing and sneezing? 82 Flashy promotion 83 Hardly hard up 84 Wisecrack 85 With 77-Across, "Amen!" 86 Call for 88 Cowboy hat 90 Doyle's narrator 93 Wee 94 Tug or tub 95 Roof rim 96 Led Zeppelin's "Whole __ Love" 98 Fashion collaboration of actor James and a one-named rock-'n'roller? 103 Much-kneaded treatment? 107 Up to it 108 Little cut 109 Like eyes "you can't hide," in an Eagles song 111 Time chunk 112 "Ghastly grim and ancient" poem title critter 115 Unexpected affection, and an alternate title for this puzzle 120 Jersey output 121 Fancy 122 Verbatim line 123 MD office posting 124 Skip over 125 Monster's nickname 126 Flower part DOWN 1 Montezuma subject 2 Maestro Zubin 3 Pasture cry 4 Dog tags, say 5 __ chi ch'uan 6 Put back to work 7 Brewer's kiln 8 Pull with effort 9 Country stopover 10 19and 80-Across letters 11 Like Keats's urn 12 Indian title 13 Battles with thrown weapons 14 Orbit bit 15 49-Down, as a rookie 16 "Is this too big a chance?" 17 French student 18 Hands over 22 "Stop adding milk and sugar to these brews!"? 24 Noodlehead 29 Boathouse item 32 Dutch South Africans in need of exercise? 33 Get in the game 35 Pritzker Prize winner 36 Name of 13 popes 37 Green expanses 38 Journalist Kupcinet 40 Chemical experiment substances 43 Pasture moms 44 Tent site 45 Gimlet ingredient 47 European wine region 49 Holder of numerous pitching records who never won a Cy Young Award 50 General Bradley 51 Lean 53 Some surrealist works 55 IM pioneer 56 Was embarrassed 60 Sleep lab letters 61 Coot relative 62 Overlooked 63 O'Neill's "The Hairy __" 66 Inordinate 68 Early 16th-century date 71 High-tech address 72 Some 35mm cameras 73 Pack it in 75 Scarf down 76 Crop circle makers, supposedly 78 "Breaking __ Hard to Do" 79 Long and slimy 81 Guards 84 Fonda's "The Grapes of Wrath" role 87 Acrobats' gear 89 Lamont, to Fred Sanford 90 Continues strolling 91 Prefix with fauna 92 One who is honored and hopeful 95 Cause of an env. bulge 97 Do miserably, in slang 98 Stick in a box 99 Not fancy at all 100 Gobs 101 Porcine patter 102 Those girls, in Oaxaca 104 Memorable moralist 105 Actress Scacchi 106 Gallery item 110 "Tintin in Tibet" creature 113 "MTV Unplugged" lack 114 Through 116 Uno e due 117 Clip-__: ties 118 High nos. for rocket scientists? 119 Try to take to the cleaners? Solution on page B8 The pirate ship had a magnetic pull on our grandchildren ages 8 and 4. It was quite the replica.It filled the room in a museum next door to the local library in the town where our son and his family live in North Carolina. Complete with a ramp, guns, wheel, upper and lower decks and pirate paraphernalia all around, they were captivated. A treasure chest full of illgotten gain stood to one side while life-size poster pirates awaited our Captain Jonathon and Lady Hayley for a photo-op. Then with their imaginations fully engaged, they took off, she fanning herself with an old-fashioned hand fan; he swashbuckling his way around with a sword. The curators of the museum had thought of everything to give the children the fun of dressing up, acting out and being educated. For our grandson, it was also an opportunity to earn a scouting badge as he became acquainted with the history of pirates. The children could have stayed there all day. Then, at one point, Hayley stopped playing, sat in a chair just her size and fanned herself. Pop-Pop (my husband, Ken) called to her and took her picture. And at that moment though unaware at the time he captured her. Later, as we looked over the pictures he had taken, we gasped a bit at that one of her. A portrait he couldnt have hoped to pose her for had been caught unexpectedly. Abeaut iful picture a keepsake was produced as Hayley responded by looking up when her name was called. So often life has a way of surprising us catchin g us off-guard. Sometimes i t is pleasant while other times it is not. When our name is calle d, so to speak, in these situations, how do we respond ? Do we look up first so that our loving God can help u s engage in the experience by seeing his perspective? The lens through which God sees will magnify happy times into overflowing joy. Through his lens, God will wrap us in grace, mercy and peace when sad or difficult times catch us unaware. In Isaiah 55:8, NKJV, we are reminded, For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher tha n your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. But, always, God is just around the corner in every circumstance ready to capture us in his love that we may be a portrait of grace to a needy world. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Captured Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries, try not to pick s ides when asked for your o pinion on a dispute b etween close friends. G iving the impression of p icking sides may strain a f riendship. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Many positive things a re on the horizon, Taurus. Y ou just have to get t hrough a few rough spots b efore it is clearer sailing t his week. Pisces is a pivo tal player. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Challenge yourself t his week, Gemini. Now is a great time to take on a n ew hobby or task and test y our mettle. You will be g lad you did when you a ccomplish your goals. Cancer(June 22-July 2 2) Cancer, trust those a round you as they can be a valuable source of supp ort and encourgagment. W ork to be there for them a s much as they have been t here for you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, a travel opportunity i s just over the horizon, so h ave your bags packed and r eady to depart at a m oments notice. You can c ertainly use some time a way. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 2 2) Virgo, once you t hink you have everything f igured out, a few varia bles get thrown into the m ix. You will show your a bility to solve problems if y ou can handle the task. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 2 3) Libra, someone close t o you puts their faith in y our ability to get a job d one. Devote all of your a ttention to completing t his task, and it will only e nhance your resume. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, others are quick to look to you for help because of your work ethic, experience and attention to detail. Embrace these opportunities as they can help your career. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, it could be in your best interest to remain out of the spotlight at the next social gathering. You might have a more enjoyable time as a fly on the wall. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) Capricorn, tight deadlines at work will have the pressure on you and your coworkers. But stick to the task at hand, and you will reap the rewards in the near future. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Hard work will get you ahead, Aquarius. Dont shy away from an opportunity that comes your way, even if it seems less than promising at first glance. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, you may find yourself in a leadership role this week and will be called on to make a lot of decisions. Take advantage of this opportunity. Famous birthdaysAug. 4 Billy Bob Thornton, actor (58); Aug. 5 Lolo Jones, athlete (31); Aug. 6 Soleil Moon Frye, actress (37); Aug. 7 John Glover, actor (69); Aug. 8 Scott Stapp, singer (40); Aug. 9 Melanie Griffith, actress (56); and Aug. 10 Suzanne Collins, author (51). Taurus has positive things on horizon Grandma of eight calls halt to last-minute baby-sitting Pause And Consider Jan Merop Horoscope Dear Abby
Page B12 News-SunSunday, August 4, 2013 www.newssun.com Living Photo courtesy of Getty Images FAMILYFEATURESAs more Americans make strides towards responsible spending and debt managemen t, there are still ways to improve the control of family finances. According to a survey recently conducted by Bank of America, which asked responden ts about their credit card usage, balance and rewards, less than half of cardholders always pa y their entire credit card balance. With more than half of individuals carrying credit card debt, Jason Gaughan, card products executive for Bank of America, said to think about persona l spending before taking on a credit card. Credit cards provide consumers an efficient and protected way to make purchases, said Gaughan. They are more convenient than cash and they are incredibly useful in an emergency. The key to successfully managing your credit card account is to understand your budget and stick to a plan that works for you when borrowing. You want a card with a rewards program that fits your lifestyle and how you manage your finances. If you typically carry a balance, look for a card that has low interest and reinforces good payment practices. Along with these practices, there are other ways to promote good spending and persona l finance habits, such as:LimitNumber ofCreditCardsAccording to the survey, three out of 10 respondents carried four or more credit cards. Limiting the number of cards you own can help limit your spending and increase the likelihood you can pay above the minimum balance. Before you start cutting up your plastic, remember having more than one credit card can have merits. If you need money for an emergency, the immediate buying power of a credit card can be a lifesaver. Try a card with no annual fee and a generous credit line to cover unexpected expenses. One idea is to have three cards: one in a safe place at home for emergencies and two with you at all times.ReaptheRewardsWith so many rewards programs available for credit card holders, its important to do your homework so you can cash in on things your family really needs. While some credit cards will offer rewards to use at your favorite hotels and airlines, others will give you special discounts for the purchases you make on a frequent basis. The most popular of these programs is cash back for spending. Some cards, such as the BankAmericard Cash Rewards credit card, let you earn more cash back where you spend the most money, like gas stations and grocery stores. The BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards credit card helps customers responsibly manage their credit card balance. Whatever rewards you are seeking, there is likely to be a card suitable for you.TrackSpending HabitsNowIf youve been lax about keeping track of your spending, take the first step towards tracking as soon as possible. Include info on where you spend, when you spend and how much you spend. Making note of all of those little purchases a cup of coffee here or a gift store trinket there will help you see how quickly they add up. Whether youre the old-fashioned, penand-paper type, or if you prefer a more modern, digital form of tracking, the importance is in the act itself.EvaluateAllDebtsMany carry debts beyond credit cards, including student loans, car payments and mortgages. While some may consider the se types as necessary debts, it is important to keep track of the balance due for each as well as the interest rate you are paying. According to the survey, when responden ts were asked what they would do with $1,000, nearly half (44 percent) revealed they would pay off debt. Evaluate your debts and decide which ones have the highest interest rates. Making it a priority to pay down these debts first will save yo u more money in the long run.CreateaBudgetIts never too soon to put yourself in contro l of your money and stop letting it control you. Abudget will give you financial peace of mind and it can help you stretch the income you have. First, write down th e financial goals you want to achieve in the next few years and the ones you want to accomplish for the long term. Then, gathe r all of the purchasing information for the household and categorize each type of spending. Divide your expenses into fixed expenses (those that stay the same from month to month, such as a mortgage payment or cable television bill) and variable ones (those that may change, such as fuel bills or entertainment). Be sure to also set aside some money for personal savings and an emergency fund. Once youve calculated your income and expenses a mont h ahead of time and set your budget, you ca n focus on the most important part adher ing to the plan. Find ways to decrease spending. Adopt just one new way of trim ming expenses each week and youll find your overhead shrinking fast. Though you may not be on-point every month, the sim ple act of tracking and communicating your familys finances will be a huge step forward in your quest towards responsible spending. For more information, visit www.bankofamerica.com/creditcard.