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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Those expecting fireworks at the city council regular meeting Monday night were disappointed. On Aug. 1, a letter was released by eight women claiming city hall is a hostile work environment. They accused City Manager Julian Deleon specifically, alleging he belittled and harassed them. They asked for an investigation of the situation. Aconfrontation had been expected as a result, because the issue was on the agenda Monday night. Instead, when the womens attorney, Richard Sullivan, was to address the council, Councilman Parke Sutherland said he had a report to make first. Sutherland said the six current employees who had joined in the complaint asked to meet with him Monday morning. He said he first contacted Sullivan to confirm he N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, August 14-15, 2013 Volume 94/Number 97 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: www.newssun.com WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, low down pymnt front; 0 0 0 3 1 5 5 7 CelebrationsB5 Classifieds A9 Clubs B8 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA3 Friends & NeighborsB9 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Whats CookingB12 Index By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressCLERMONT It sounded like a thunderstorm as windows broke and the ground shook, but vacationers who were awakened at a resort villa near Orlando soon realized the building was starting to collapse parts of it swallowed by a 100-foot sinkhole that also endangered two neighboring buildings. By early Monday, nearly a third of the structure at Summer Bay Resort had collapsed. All 105 guests staying in the villa were evacuated, as were those in the neighboring buildings. No injuries were reported. The villa, with 24 three-story units, was reported as a total loss. Inspectors remained on the Sinkhole sounded like thunderstorm MCT Buildings collapse into a sinkhole at the Summer Bay Resort on U.S. Highway 192 in Clermont on Monday. Associated PressORLANDO Sinkholes are as much a part of the Florida landscape as palm trees and alligators. Florida has more of them than any state in the nation. Earlier this year, a man near Tampa died when a sinkhole opened up underneath his bedroom. Experts say sinkholes aren t What causes sinkholes? See SINKHOLE, A8 See Q&A, A8 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Officials of the Southwest Florida Water Management District reportedly are looking for assistance from Highlands County commissioners in resolving what they termed the serious, long-standing violations in a Water Use Permit issued to Country Club Utilities, Inc. That system, which serves the County Club of Sebring, is owned and operated by R. Greg Harris. He serves as both District 5 Highlands County commissioner and vice-chairman of the commission. In an Aug. 7 letter reportedly sent to each of the county commissioners, SWFWMD Executive Director Blake Guillory wrote that without a substantial reduction in water use, it is possible that the customers of the utility ... may exper ience an increase in rates and/or an interruption of ser vice. Guillory explained that the Country Club Utilities H arr i s water system under pressure Utility owned by county commissioner using too much water, owes fines, water district says Valuable experienceDragons have strong class of returning starters SPORTS, B1Fiesta in a flashZesty Mexican meals can be made quicklyWHATSCOOKING, B12 PM storms High 94 Low 74Details, A12 Harris Deleon By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Anew f undraiser benefiting the C hildrens Museum of the H ighlands is the first of its k ind in the county and has h igh hopes of becoming a l ocal favorite, according to C hildrens Museum founder L inda Crowder. The First Round of Beer C raft Beer Festival will take o n the Circle on Sept. 7. The s ale of tickets for the inaug ural fundraiser began this w eek, and Crowder is pushi ng for a packed-out event in j ust a few short weeks. Crowder has held a handf ul of fundraisers over the y ears that help sustain the C hildrens Museum, but a fter the city of Sebring b egan slicing funding to o rganizations last year C rowder knew she had to c ome up with a new idea to b ring in the needed funds. Weve hosted the M ystery Dinner Show the s econd week in February for y ears. I started the Amazing R ace a few years ago and i ts been fun and people e njoy it, but I couldnt get it t o raise any real money, C rowder said. After brainstorming who t o target for a fundraiser, C rowder came up with the i dea to bring beer to The C ircle for the 25to 40-yearo ld demographic. I went to a craft beer fest ival in Hyde Park (Tampa). W e went to a few to see how t hey were and while we were t here we talked to people Childrens Museum gears up craft beer festival Fundraiser set for Sept. 7 on the Circle Katara Simmons/News-Sun Sebring High School teacher Janine Hart prepares her classroom Tuesday morning for the upcoming school year. Hart, who normally teaches 10th grade english will be teaching senior English this year. Summer is almost over AP employees drop request for investigation Councilman Sutherland says women told him there was no hostile workplace See COUNTRY, A4 See CRAFT, A5 See EMPLOYEES, A6 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING With just a few more days until the start of the 2013-2014 school year, Highlands County schools are still enrolling students, according to Barbara Lancaster, manager of the districts Management Information Systems (MIS). We have a lot of schools still enrolling so I dont have an exact number just yet, Lancaster said. The final number on the enrollment in the countys schools wont be tallied until the first day of the studentsschool year which for this year is Monday, August 19. Its not unusual, it was the same way last year. Schools enrolled until the first day. We count on the first day, so we will have a number that afternoon (Monday), Students still enrolling as first day draws near See SCHOOLS, A5

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County closes roads due to floodingHighlands County Road and Bridge Department will close the following roads due to flooding in the area Rebel Avenue from Croton Street to Magnolia Street, Ixora Street from Rebel Avenue to Doral Avenue, and Doral Avenue from Lilac Street to Orchid Street. These roads are open to local traffic only. The closing began at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and will remain closed until further notice. For further information, call the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 402-6529.FFWCC to discuss lake management plansLAKE PLACID There will be a public meeting held by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to discuss management plans for Lake Istokpoga and Lake June. This meeting will take place at the H.L. Bishop Park, 10 Lake June Clubhouse Road, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 for Lake Istokpoga and 11 a.m. for Lake June. The commissions plans for control of nuisance plants will be discussed. There will be a question and answer session following each presentation. This meeting is open to the public and anyone seeking current, up-to-date information regarding these lakes is encouraged to attend.CrownPointe plans barbecueSEBRING CrownPointe of Sebring Assisted Living Facility just received its limited nursing specialty license and will have a ribbon cutting and barbecue celebration to mark the event. The celebration is set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Contact Tina Thompson, 386-1060, for more information. Highway Park plans annual Fun Day on SundayLAKE PLACID The 11th annual Highway Park Community Fun Day is set for 3 p.m. Sunday. This event is sponsored by Highway Park businessmen Frank Branch Jr. and Selvin McGahee, and Highway Park Community Star Center (Star Project/All Star Prevention for at-risk youth and their families). There will be music, fre e hot-dogs and hamburgers, haircuts for boys for a $2 donation, a park workshop to discuss upcoming events at and for the Star Center, as well as a school supply distribution during the Fun Day at the Highway Park Community Star Center Complex in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 141 Josephine Ave. Donations of school sup plies will be accepted at th e Star Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this week. If you have supplies to drop off or want more information, call McGahee at 214-6276 or the Star Center at 465-8131. The Highway Park Community Star Program is a not-forprofit organization in exis By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It seems no m atter how many animals H ighlands County Animal C ontrol Director Daryl Scott i s able to auction off, the i nventory re-stocks itself at a b listering pace. In the past, the department h as seen horses, ferrets and d ozens of chickens go under t he gavel and out the front g ate. Another auction set for T hursday at 10 a.m. will be n o different. Up this time around are a p otbellied pig, a miniature h orse and, yes, even more of t he feral chickens for which t he Highway Park communit y now has become famous. H owever, those fowl are gett ing to be a bit more scarce a t the Airport Road comp ound. Theyre getting smarter a nd harder to catch, so we d ont have as many of them this time around, Scott said. The Animal Control director speculated that in spite of that fact, they might have a few more that still might be captured this week. He also reported that although some of the hens have biddies this time, they are not laying eggs as they have in the past. I cant tell you why that is maybe its the heat, Scott said. In the past, some other more exotic species, like rabbits and horses, had been turned in by owners who no longer could care for them. This time, however, both the pig and the horse were found running loose. The potbellied pig was roaming around at Highlands Homes and a family penned it up inside their fenced-in yard. The horse also was found wandering. We havent been able to find the owners, he said. This will be the third auction in four months. Two similar events in May and June saw all the animals sold. The last auction, however, saw a rather large audience with comparatively few bidders. Scott hopes this event will be as successful as the June auction, so they again can take some time and let the inventory build before holding another such sale. The gates will open at the Highlands County Animal Control compound at 9 a.m. Thursday, with the auction to get under way at 10 a.m. As in the past, Scott will do the auctioneering. Page A2 News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 Aug. 9 1120303438MB: 12x:3Next jackpot $36 millionAug. 6 111165155MB: 41x:3 Aug. 2 821232539MB: 4x:2 Aug. 10 204446485253x:3Next jackpot $51 millionAug. 7 293346484952x:2 Aug. 3 345394748x:5 Aug. 12 914183234 Aug. 11 1219262936 Aug. 10 3892025 Aug. 9 1372224 Aug. 12 (n) 6156 Aug. 12 (d) 3303 Aug. 11 (n) 6440 Aug. 11 (d) 7068 Aug. 12 (n) 011 Aug. 12 (d) 747 Aug. 11 (n) 205 Aug. 11 (d) 390 Aug. 9 1113224018 Aug. 6 1031333816 Aug. 2 1819273521 July 30 6941442 Aug. 10 412143758 PB: 13Next jackpot $50 millionAug. 7 525305859 PB: 32 Aug. 3 2124364245 PB: 15 Lottery Center This weeks question: Should the Avon Park City Council grant the request of several employees that City Manager Julian Deleon be placed on leave while his management style is investigated? Online Yes 75.2% No 24.8% Total votes: 145 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Courtesy photo A zure nursing students participate in their graduation ceremony at the Chateau lan in Sebring last Friday. Diplomas were given out to 115 graduates in the areas of practical nursing and associates degrees in science nursing. This class marked the first from Azures Sebring campus. Debra Snyder of Azure stated that the prime minister of Haiti was the keynote speaker at the Miami Gardens graduation Saturday. Special to the News-SunThe Leadership Highlands prog ram has extended its application d eadline for the 2014 class until M onday, Aug. 19. Leadership H ighlands develops leaders to have a thorough understanding of and s trong sense of commitment to H ighlands County, and an apprecia tion for the strengths found in its a bundant diversity. The program familiarizes participants with the infrastructure, agencies, and economic enterprises that exist in Highlands County; exposes participants to the range of needs in the community and identifies resources to meet those needs; provides participants with the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with each other and existing community leaders, so as to learn from the backgrounds and perspectives of one another; and encourages civic participation and volunteer involvement in the community. Leadership Highlands is a partnership between South Florida State College (SFSC) and the Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring chambers of commerce and is administered by SFSC. Each class includes an orientation in August, a retreat in September, nine monthly themed sessions that include an overnight trip to Tallahassee, and a graduation ceremony in June. Previous classes have included visits to the Lake Placid murals, Blue Head Ranch, the Sebring International Raceway, local hospitals, city and county governments, and the court system. Call Kris Juve, program directo r, at 784-7189 or visit www.southflorida.edu/leadershiphighlands/. For an application, visit www.southflorida.edu/_documents/LH_Application.pdf and return it to the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, or mail it to Leadersh ip Highlands, Attn: Kris Juve, SFSC, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL33825. Leadership Highlands application deadline extended to Aug. 19 Animal Control auction is set for Thursday Azure College graduates first local class Potbellied pig, miniature horse on the Community Briefs Continued on A5 Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. R ick Scott has made it clear h e wont call a special sess ion to consider changing F loridas stand your g round law. But protesters upset with t he verdict in the George Z immerman trial and who c amped out at the Florida C apitol for nearly a month h ave managed to persuade e nough legislators to try to b ypass Scott. The Department of State o n Monday announced that a r equired 32 legislators have a sked for a special session in w riting. Under an obscure s tate law, that result triggers a n official poll of the entire 1 60-member Florida L egislature. Ayes vote by three-fifths o f the Legislature which is c ontrolled by Republicans w ould result in a special sess ion. The only ones who h ave asked for a special session so far are Democrats. I strongly believe that a special session is the best way to justly address the concerns of our constituents, said House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale and one of the first members to ask for the poll. The Department of State said it wants all poll responses back by midnight on Aug. 19. Top Republican leaders such as Senate President Don Gaetz have said there is no reason to hold a special session. House Speaker Will Weatherford has agreed to have a hearing on the law this fall but has said it is unlikely the House would ever vote to repeal the measure. Weatherford, in a statement, said that once the poll was finished the protesters need to leave the Capitol. Once this poll concludes, the question of a special session will be final, Weatherford said. I trust our protesters will accept the results and return the Capitol back to normal business. Its time. Zimmerman was acquitted last month of shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. He said that he shot Martin in self-defense. While the stand your ground law was not mentioned in the trial, it was included in instructions given to the jury. Three days after Zimmerman was acquitted, protesters arrived at the Capitol. Since that time, a small group of them have remained, spending the night in the hallways near Scotts offices. They have demanded the repeal of the stand your ground law as well as changes to school discipline policies. State Legislature to be polled on special session

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Already there has been a r equest from one citizen for t ighter security at county and m unicipal meeting chambers. We have to be careful, h owever, because fear can eat u s alive. Shocking as it was, we h ave concerns about overrea cting, especially as gun viol ence at public meetings happ ens only rarely. Giving in to paranoia will not make anyone any safer. In a time of budgetary shortfalls, spending money on tighter security will only take away from the very social programs that help to prevent this kind of violent action in the first place. Todays political climate has seriously divided the country and citizens from their elected representatives. The last thing we need is to build more barriers and defensive walls, separating us further. Too many people are already disconnected from their local governments witness the abysmal voter turnouts in municipal and county elections. The more individuals feel alienated and unheard, the greater the risk one of them will jump the rails. What kind of a civilization do we have if we only feel safe when people walk through metal scanners? And will that really make us feel safe? What could be next? A bulletproof glass wall separating our officials from us? X-ray machines to see through our clothes? Handing out guns and flack vests to members of the audience? Shotguns to our officials? How can democracy survive the corrosive loss of trust? The presence of a uniformed, on-duty law enforcement officer is already good protection. Officers are trained to be observant and alert, and of course they are armed. Dont forget the overwhelming majority of citizens are completely trustworthy. We dont want to cut off a leg because of a broken toe. TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor daniel.hoehne@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONlegals@newssun.com NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor publisher@newssun.com VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSmcollins@newssun.com ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 Page A3 Dont give in to the fear A recent shooting during a Ross T ownship Board m eeting in P ennsylvania left t hree dead and two w ounded. It is only n atural that the t ragedy leaves us all s haken and afraid, e ven less certain in a n uncertain world. Anyone who has even bothered to read my columns over the last decade-plus knows I was never a huge fan of George W. Bush. I have always believed that the 43rd president was a decent man who tried to do the right thing but often failed, either because of bad advice or flawed ideology or both. That said, Barack Obama has carried Bush bashing to a level that should astound all but the most hardened and cynical political observer. This was so obvious that by the time Obama first took office in 2009, a tongue-in-cheek joke was already flying around the Internet about him strolling into the Oval Office his first day on the job and finding a note in the desk drawer from Bush. The message read, Good luck, Mr. President. For the time being, feel free to blame me for the state of everything. Three months later, in a more obscure place, Obama finds another note from his predecessor, again expressing the sentiment that No. 44 could probably continue to blame No. 43 for all his troubles. Along about Christmas of that first year, Obama stumbles across a memo from Bush that simply reads, The economy is yours. The deficit is yours. The war is yours. Youre on your own. Good luck. Now, well into his second term, Obama has become a caricature of himself. In fact, if Saturday Night Live were to do a spoof on the Blame Bush phenomenon, it would look a lot like Obamas actual statements. Five months after taking office, in June 2009, Obama blamed Bush for the financial crisis. We inherited a financial crisis unlike any that weve seen in our time, he said at the time. In September of that first year, Obama stated, I took office at a time when many around the world had come to view America with skepticism and distrust. Part of this was due to misperceptions and misinformation about my country. Part of this is due to opposition to specific policies, and a belief that on certain critical issues, America has acted unilaterally, without regard for the interests of others. On March 1, 2010, he offered this: When I first walked through the door, the deficit stood at $1.3 trillion, with projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. If we had taken office during ordinary times, we would have started bringing down these deficits immediately. On May 27, 2010, he said this about the BPoil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: In this instance, the oil industrys cozy and sometimes corrupt relationship with government regulators meant little or no regulation at all. Ayear later, he beat this old drum again: We inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression, a banking sys tem on the verge of meltdown. We had lost 4 million jobs by the time I was sworn in and would then lose another 4 million in a few months right after I was sworn in before our economic policies had a chance to take root. March 29, 2011: I inherited a big debt. Aug. 8, 2011: Look, w e do have a serious problem in terms of debt and defic it, and much of it I inherited when I showed up. Feb. 23, 2012: Weve made sure to do everything we can to dig ourselves out of this incredible hole I inherited. March 4, 2012: When I took office, the efforts to apply pressure on Iran we re in tatters. March 14, 2012: When I came into office, there had been drift in the Afghanistan strategy, in part because we had spent a lot of time focusing on Iraq instead. The latest actual examp le of the current president tr ying to lay blame on the former was on display during his recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. After telling Lenos audience that there is no NSAprogram of spying on Americans, the president then proceeded to blame George W. Bush again. Alot of these programs were put in place before I came in, he said. Actually, my favorite Blame Bush joke circulated during last years presidential election four full years after Obam a first used these lame excu ses to deflect from his own performance. The story went that the president planned to send a bill to h is Democrat buddies in Congress, proposing that the San Andreas Fault be renamed Bushs Fault. Anyone know the curre nt status of that legislation? Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. His weekly columns are distributed by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Readers are encouraged to email Doug at dpatton@cagle.com and/or to follow him on Twitter at @Doug_Patton/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Five years later, Obama again blames Bush Guest Column Doug Patton EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 40 0 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letter s of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. d by the same writers, letters are limited to two pe r month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Jeb Bush pushes new school standards E ditor: Yes, former Gov. Jeb B ushs ideas do run afoul of C onservatives. Common C ore is nationalism of educ ation, not an enumerated r ight of the federal governm ent. Education is a Tenth A mendment right of the s tates and the people. Arte Duncan (Department o f Education) and President O bama are pushing Common C ore nationwide using m oney from the stimulus and R TTP, making this a federal g overnment program. Why Jeb Bush supports C ommon Core Standards: Foundation for E xcellence in Education ( FEE), founded and chaired b y former Gov. Jeb Bush, e mails from public records s how emails to state educ ation officials are proof that F EE is writing education l aws/regulations in ways that c ould benefit its corporate f unders. Does HB 878 ring a ny bells? For-profit companies and b usiness lobby organizations t hey fund are hiding behind F EE, to write laws and prom ote policies that enrich t hese companies. Correspondence in F lorida, New Mexico, M aine, Oklahoma, Rhode I sland, and Louisiana paint a p icture of corporate money d istorting democracy, and t he education system FCATshall be at least 5 0 percent, but no more than 6 0 percentof a high s chools grade. Pearson, who holds the $ 250 million FCATcontract, s ponsors FEE through its f oundation, stands to gain if F CATcontinues to be at the c enter of Florida's education a ccountability system. P earson owns Pearson R andom House, publisher of b ooks for Education (British C ompany) Whats bad with Common C ore? Common Core is centrali zation, State leaders must r eject these standards, this is f ederal overreach. National standards/tests a re a challenge to educationa l freedom in America, those w ho believe in limited gove rnment should stop this. There is no constitutiona l or statutory basis for n ational standards, assessm ents, or curricula. There is no consistent e vidence that a national curr iculum leads to high academic achievement. The national standards on which the administration is planning to base a national curriculum are inadequate. There is no body of evidence for a best design for curriculum sequences in any subject. There is no evidence to justify a single high school curriculum for all students. The director of the Washington Policy Center estimates the total nationwide cost of Common Core implementation at $30 billion. The Pioneer Institute estimates that implementation in Florida will be more than $1.024 billion. Can your state and county afford this? Parents, Educators, this is not about your children. Its about money. This statement has been made by many well known people in the education industry. John Nelson Chair The Highlands Tea PartyThe trillion dollar scamEditor: Attention all veterans who are on Social Security and Medicare, the Veteran Administration is stealing your benefits. The theft has to be in the trillions of dollars. They are doing it through co-pays. How many years this has been going on, I have no idea. In the year 2001, they received $101 million in copays. Is it any wonder that they are sitting on more than 600,000 claims. In 2014 they project $3.1 billion from out of the pockets of veterans. The veteran is not allowed to use Medicare or AARP, Humana, second payers as co-payers. It comes directly out of the veterans pocket. If he refuses to pay, the Treasury takes it out of your Social Security. The VFWVeteran magazine, August 2013, states that they, the VA, will receive $153 billion in 2014 out of your tax dollars. The magazine, Semper Fi, 2013 states that VAMedicare subvention HR814 could authorize payments to VAmedical facilities for services to Medicare-eligible veterans being treated for non-service connected conditions. Medicare is not currently authorized to reimburse VA hospitals for care provided Medicare-eligible veterans. Congress and the Senate should withhold all monies to the VAuntil the VA addresses the problem of sitting on 600,000 claims and also addresses the theft from Medicare veterans of trillions of dollars. Billie E. Jewett Sebring BouquetResidents want to hear more stories like LynchsEditor: The Highlands Tea Party want to extend a big thank you to all of you who helped to make the presentation of Dennis Michael Lynchs Never Forget Tour 2013 on Aug. 7 at the brand new Sebring Circle Theater a huge success. We want to extend a personal thank you to every person who pitched in to help do the many jobs that needed to be done over the course of the past four to five weeks, including selling tickets and sponsoring this event. It would never have been that successful without everyones help. Our sincere thanks goes to everyone who participated in making this a world class event in the city of Sebring, Fla. It was certainly an awesome effort by everyone. We appreciate and extend a big thank you to Barry Foster for plugging this event on his radio show every chance he got, and to the News-Sun and Highlands Today for helping us out by announcing the event in their paper numerous times. We are so lucky to have such fantastic newspaper and radio coverage here in Highlands County, those dedicated people who fight as hard as we do to get the word out. We appreciate them more than words can say. The success of this presentation by national speaker Dennis Michael Lynch tells us that this is what Highlands County wants to hear more of. Jeanne Parzygnat The Highlands Tea Party Sebring

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s ervice area is within the S outhern Water Use Caution a rea. The SWUCA, as it is k nown, is an area within w hich water resources are c ritical. Guillory said C ountry Club Utilitieshist ory of noncompliance began m ore than a decade ago. It was originally permitted i n December 2002 to pump 1 06,400 gallons per day on a n annual average daily b asis. However, Guillory maint ains, the utility consistently h as exceeded its permitted q uantities resulting in r epeated efforts by S WFWMD staff to gain c ompliance. The permitted q uantities of Country Club U tilities were increased to an a nnual average daily rate of 1 83,000 gallons per day in O ctober 2006. However, d espite numerous efforts by t he water management dist rict staff to assist them, G uillory said Country Club U tilities has continued to p ump beyond what it is a llowed by its permit. Now, SWFWMD officials s ay they are pursuing e nforcement action against t he utility for its continued o verpumpage violations. In S eptember of last year, the S WFWMDs governing b oard authorized staff to init iate litigation against H arriscompany. Last month, SWFWMD s taff reportedly issued one l ast proposed Consent Order t o the utility for its considera tion in what they said was an effort to resolve this m atter without further litigat ion. That included a r equirement that the utility b oth prepare a written comp liance plan and to pay p enalties and costs totaling $ 83,949 to the district. Those costs legally could b e passed on to the utilitys c ustomers. If this matter cannot be r esolved via negotiation of a C onsent Order, district staff w ill move forward with a dditional compliance and e nforcement action, which m ay include, but is not limite d to, revocation of the utilit ys permit, Guillory wrote. Revocation of the permit i s a very serious conseq uence and could potentially l ead to service interruptions for the utilitys customers. It will only be considered as an option if compliance is not able to be achieved in any other way. He said that the optimal solution would be a combination of water conservation measures coupled with a water-conserving rate structure. Guillory said a staff report laid the blame for the overpumpage problem on excessive irrigation by individual property owners, as well as the utilitys failure to implement effective water conservation measures. Moreover,Country Club Utilities reportedly has an ongoing staff-assisted rate case pending before the Florida Public Service Commission. Guillory reported that there appears to be little progress in that action since it was filed in June 2012 as the utility has failed to pay its regulatory assessment fee to the PSC. According to a recent review of the docket, the pending case will either have its time schedule revised or be closed on Sept. 6. In response to a prior SWFWMD enforcement action, Country Club Utilities reportedly had requested a rate change. That was dismissed due to the failure to pay its regulatory assessment fee. Guillory emphasized that district officials are greatly concerned that without cooperation by Country Club Utilities officials, its customersrates may substantially increase irrespective of the adoption of any waterconserving rate structure. Guillory is asking for the Highlands County commissions help inasmuch as the utility had not been particularly responsive to SWFWMD during the past decade of noncompliance. In a letter to the water management district, Harris disagreed with the consent order and found the $81,849 fine and accompanying $2,000 fee to be too high a figure. Harris maintained he has unsuccessfully attempted to implement and encourage water conservation among his utility customers. For example, Country Club Utilities had purchased rain sensors for the homeowners and had been prepared to have them installed. However, not one utility customer had responded to the offer. In addition, Harris said the company has no enforcement capabilities to penalize homeowners for over-consumption and is strapped by lack of personnel, with assistance by only one part-time employee. As an effort to display what they termed a good faith effort of compliance, Country Club Utilities has hired geologist Vivian Bielski to look into the problem. Harris has asked for a 90to 120-day timeframe for her to gather and analyze a wide array of information ranging from the review of annual reports to a site specific review of the geology of the area to develop options for compliance. In the meantime, Harris reportedly is attempting to make arrangements with Florida Senator Denise Grimsley to arrange a meeting with SWFWMD officials to further discuss the matter. Page A4 News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/14/13; 0 0 0 3 1 6 7 5 Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun A pump station located near the maintenance shed supplies water to Country Club of Sebring residents. The utility has been using too much water for several years, according to a letter from SWFWMD Executive Director Blake Guillory. Country Club Utilities could face rate hike, interruption of service, water managementdirector says r Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Police Department Reserve Officer Ted Jay Silva passed away Saturday at his Punta Gorda home in Charlotte County. Silva began his career at the Lake Placid Police Department after graduating from the South Florida State College Basic Law Enforcement Academy. He became an official member of the Lake Placid Police Department on May 18, 2010. Since his time with the LPPD, Silva strived to assist in any capacity. Chief James Fansler said, Ted completed 605 hours of post academy training, which included some intense courses such as Instructor Techniques, Firearms Instructor, and several other classes that exhibited his dedication to law enforcement. Officer Silva had near ly 1,000 hours of service to the Lake Placid Police Department. Of those hours, he assisted in several CPR and First Aid classes. He also played a b ig part in security details for the Caladium Festivals and Country Fairs as well as the annual bicycle rodeos. Ted was a great asset to the department and will be sorely missed. Services for Officer Silva will be held at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave. in Punta Gorda, at 11:30 a.m. today. LPPD reserve officer dies Silva Associated PressNEWORLEANS An attorney who was fired by the court-supervised administrator of BPs settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents is demanding to be reinstated along with back pay. In a letter to claims administrator Patrick Juneau last Friday, Christine Reitanos lawyer said her contract for working on the settlement program was wrongfully and improperly terminated. Reitanos husband, Lionel Sutton III, also worked as an attorney for the program before resigning in June. In July, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbie r appointed former FBI Director Louis Freeh to investigate allegations tha t Sutton received a portion of settlement proceeds for claims he referred to a law firm before joining Juneaus staff. Reitanos lawyer, Mary Olive Pierson, said her client severed ties to anyone with BPclaims before working for Juneau and hasnt taken any steps to assist those claimants or received any referral fees for the claims. Attorney blasts firing from BP oil spill settlement program

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and got their input, Crowder said. I eventually went with the beer festival because I never want to do something everyone else is doing. I want to do something different. Acraft beer festival is geared toward a specific set of people who have disposable income available to attend and bring along friends. Much like a wine tasting, patrons travel from tent to tent with their sample cup tasting many different and unique types of beer from many different locations. Theres one called the Detroit Chocolate Stout, another called Eerie Mad Anthony and one named Lil Sumpin, Crowder said. Theres just so many different types with weird, quirky names and tastes. Theres so many different flavors of beers. Goose Island has a new beer coming out this month, so they are trying to get it ready to have it at our festival. The First Round Festival will host 30 different craft beer vendors along with local restaurant vendors providing food samples for all patrons. The adult-only event will also feature live music from artist Logan Dressel. This beer festival will help with ongoing efforts to provide quality education and learning opportunities for children. All the money goes to sustaining the Childrens Museum. Im hoping to make it an annual, ongoing event, Crowder said. Only 300 tickets are available for purchase for the First Round of Beer Craft Beer Festival. Aspecial early bird price of $25 is available before Sept. 4. The price includes an armband that allows for 2-ounce samples of all beers and food samples from local restaurant vendors. The ticket price goes up to $30 after Sept. 4. The VIPticket entitles attendees to everything the $25 ticket offers plus gives access to the Budweiser VIPtent where guests can get 16-ounce draft beers and food in a covered, private environment. For tickets stop by the Childrens Museum of Highlands County, 219 N. Ridgewood Drive in downtown Sebring, or visit www.childrensmuseumhighlands.com/beerfestival/. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, August 14, 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 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; august ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 5 t ence since 1991 and incorp orated since 1996. Masons to serve barbecue lunch SEBRING Sebring M asons Lodge No 249 will s erve an all-you-can-eat b arbecue chicken lunch f rom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. S unday for an $8 donation. T he menu is chicken, cole s law, baked beans, potato s alad, dessert and bevera ge. The Lodge is on the c orner of Home Avenue a nd Sebring Parkway. The p ublic is invited; take-out o rders are available. Register now for FoundersDay Bed Race SEBRING The Mad M attress Dash Bed Race s cheduled for Saturday, O ct. 26 is now open for r egistration. The 10 a.m. b ed race will take place on N orth Ridgewood Drive a nd costumes are encouraged. There are no entry fees. All one must do is visit the Sebring Chamber of Commerce or Sebring City Hall to pick up an application, or go to Facebook.com/SebringHist ory. Trophies will be awarded to the winner of the race and the best-decorated bed. Again, costumes are encouraged as this is Halloween Saturday in Sebring. For more information, call 655-5554.APHS Class of plans reunionAVON PARK Plans are under way for the Avon Park High Class of Reunion. The reunion is being planned for Nov. 1 and 2. The planning committee has lost contact with a few classmates. If you have an interest or know someones contact information, send an email to Aphsclassof73@gmail.com Continued from A2 Continued from A1 Lancaster said. Lancaster said she couldnt make a determination of whether enrollment will be up or down from last year. Off the top of my head I couldnt tell you. Its really hard to tell right now, she said. Instructors spent much of Tuesday morning prepping classrooms for the hustle and bustle of the first day of classes Monday. Sebring High School English for college readiness instructor Janine Hart is in her 31st year as a teacher and is facing a big change with the upcoming year. Im teaching a class that Ive never taught before. I have seniors this year so its a new energy, a new excitement. My career Ive taught primarily ninth and 10th graders, Hart said. SHS is working diligently to get in line with the states common core standards. Many changes and adjustments have been made to curriculum and instructional guidelines for Hart and most teachers. We are adapting and adjusting to the common core standards well. There is always something new, some changes we are adapting to so its exciting, Hart said. SHS Dr. Anne Lindsey is going the extra mile for new teachers at the high school to ensure a smooth transition into the school year, according to Hart. The district has had some new teacher support, but Dr. Lindsey is supporting the new teachers even more. Its sort of a Sebring High support. We lost a few teachers at the end of last year but weve hired about eight or 10. Its more than weve had to hire in a while, Hart said. Teachers broke for lunch at noon at schools and returned back to campuses for staff meetings the remainder of the afternoon. Bus transportation routes have been set, giving parents a clear idea of when and where kids can get onto the district buses to be transported to one of the 18 county schools. Routes and other information can be found by logging onto the school boards website /www.highlands.k12.fl.us/SB HC/Transportation_Main.ht ml/. Orientations for school will be held through the remainder the week leading up to the start of the school year Monday. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Sebring High School English teacher Brittany Klobuchar works on an American literature wall display Tuesday morning in her classroom. Schools getting ready for students to return Craft Beer Festival set for downtown Sebring Sept. 7 Associated PressLABELLE Health officials say a 12-yearold southwest Florida boy is fighting a rare infection that is attackin g his brain. Family members told media outlets that Zachary Reyna contracted Naegleria fowleri an amoeba that causes deadly brain infections while knee boarding with some friends in a ditch near his house in LaBelle on Aug. 3. He is being treated in the inte nsive care unit at Miami Childrens Hospital. The single-celled organism is commonly found in freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. The illness is extreme ly rare. About 120 U.S. cases have been reported since the amoeba was identified in the early 1960s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The victims typically ar e exposed to the bug while swimming or doing water sports in warm ponds or lakes. Braineating amoeba affects boy, 12 Community Briefs By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio R egulators have imposed m illions of dollars in civil p enalties against energy c ompanies that risk the d ependability of the U.S. e lectrical grid since new r ules following the 2003 N ortheast blackout made s uch fines possible, includi ng a record $25 million f ine for a power failure in F lorida. The 2008 Florida blacko ut was small in comparis on with the Aug. 14 event 1 0 years ago that swept e ight states and parts of C anada. The big blackout i nterrupted phone service, c ut lights and air condit ioning, impeded power p lants, hospitals and priso ns, and disrupted transp ortation from Michigan to N ew England. Akron-based FirstEnergy C orp. wasnt penalized for i ts role in the event, which c ascaded from the outage o f transmission lines in O hio. There were no mandat ory standards, so there w ould have been nothing t o fine them for, said C raig Cano, a spokesman f or the Federal Energy R egulatory Commission. The nonprofit North A merican Electric R eliability Corp. since has b een transformed from a v oluntary industry group to a government-sanctioned o verseer of new reliability r equirements developed in t he wake of the 2003 b lackout. Its recommended p enalties are brought b efore the federal regulator y commission for a pproval. Under the Energy Policy A ct of 2005, the commiss ion was given statutory a uthority over grid reliabili ty and the hammer of p otential civil penalties, f ines that cannot be passed o n to customers. The new l aw increased the regulator y commissions civil p enalty authority from $ 11,000 a day to $1 mill ion a day. In 2010, Florida Power & Light was fined $25 mill ion for the outage in that s tate, which left as many a s 3 million people without p ower for part of a day in 2 008, the largest single f ine to date for reliability v iolations. The culprit was a short circuit at a Miamiarea substation. An Associated Press review of the regulatory commissions annual reports and online penalty database found reliabilityrelated penalties imposed under the new standards totaled more than $33 million since oversight began in 2007. All were levied since 2010. Besides fines, companies have been required to fix violations of the reliability standards, which touch on dozens of issues ranging from cybersecurity and power load to equipment storage and proper documentation. Utility leaders and regional operators say the changes help ensure reliable power service. I dont think Id want to characterize it as the industrys become more responsible,because the industry has always taken seriously its responsibility associated with reliability, said Joe Gardner, a vice president for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator. I do think that weve been able to evolve our processes and systems over the last 10 years in a manner that has enhanced reliability. Requiring and revising standards, and creating a documented enforcement process that allows utilities and operators to learn from one anothers mistakes, is an effective way to help improve the reliability of the grid, said Jim Fama, vice president of energy delivery for Edison Electric Institute, an association of shareholderowned power companies. All of that helps to strengthen the system, Fama said. Some within the industry have felt regulations have gone too far, said Ashley Brown, executive director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, which analyzes power industry policy issues. Theres some controversy about it because the rules are incredibly detailed things like having the FBIs phone number posted on your wall, he said. There are some who feel thats problematic, because it acts as a disincentive. Post-2003 blackout rules lead to millions in fines Associated PressCOOPER CITY South Florida deputies fatally shot a woman armed with what turned out to be a BB gun following a brief standoff in a suburban neighborhoo d Monday, the Broward Sheriffs Office reported Lisa Taylor, 44, called 911 shortly after 9 a.m. from her home in the Rock Creek community of Cooper City, BSO reported. She told the operator that she was gonna kill somebody and that she had a gun. Taylor hung up, and while the 911 operator tried to call her back, deputies were dispatched to the scene. Broward deputies fatally shoot woman

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Page A6News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013www.newssun.com SFSC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A discover a new; 0 0 0 3 1 6 6 0 LAKELAND COMFORT SHOES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/14 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 6 7 0 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/14/13; 0 0 0 3 1 6 7 4 a pproved of the meeting and d iscussed the situation with t he Florida Bar, which told h im there was no conflict. A s a result he sat down with t he women. He said his purp ose was to listen and u nderstand (their concerns). After they met, he said, t he women authorized him to p resent the results to the c ouncil Monday night. He w ent to the city administrat ion and city labor attorney, a s well as Sullivan to get t heir approval before he m ade his presentation. At the request of the ( women), he told the counc il he could say that none o f the signers believe there i s a hostile work environm ent (at city hall). He a dded that they believe the c ity manager has done a good job. They are focusing on moving ahead, he said. They do not want any kind of investigation. The women do want more and better communication, he said, and Deleon agreed to address those issues. The audience sat in a stunned silence. Sullivan never spoke. Why did you go (by yourself) before the council meeting? Councilman Garrett Anderson asked. Sutherland replied that he had checked with the womens attorney and the Florida Bar. I saw nothing to stand in my way, he said. I would have preferred if you had come to the council first, Anderson said. Sutherland argued that he had been given an opportunity to find a solution to a difficult situation and took it. It seems out of order, Anderson said, but it is what it is. The meeting moved on. Afterwards, outside council chambers, Anderson spoke at greater length. I have a little bit of disbelief, he told the News-Sun. I dont quite buy it that (six) people would change their minds all at once and on the day of the meeting. Andersons father, James Anderson, was standing nearby. He said he believed the women must have been threatened or promised inducements. It must have been significant for them to confess theyd all lied, he said. Sutherland re-emphasized the women had come to him, not the other way around. Continued from A1 CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/News-Sun Citizens at the Avon Park City Council Monday night meeting expected a lively discussion as a possible investigation of city hall was on the agenda. Instead they discovered the request for the investigation had been withdrawn. Employees change tune on grievance against Deleon

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Page A8 News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 www.newssun.com thrifty treasures; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; thrifty treasures; 0 0 0 3 1 6 6 1 occurring at a greater rate than usual but that the highprofile nature of recent one in populated areas has drawn attention to them. There also has been a rise in sinkhole claims in Florida, but insurance officials believe some of those claims are questionable. Here are some answers about why sinkholes form and their costs.Why are there sinkholes?Floridas peninsula is made up of porous carbonate rocks such as limestone that store and help move groundwater. Dirt, sand and clay sit on top of the carbonate rock. Over time, these rocks can dissolve from an acid created from oxygen in water, creating a void underneath the limestone roof. When the dirt, clay or sand gets too heavy for the limestone roof, it can collapse and form a sinkhole. Sinkholes are caused naturally but they can be triggered by outside events.What triggers sinkholes?Although sinkholes are formed naturally, they can be triggered by heavy rainfall, drought followed by heavy rainfall, tropical storms and human activity. The most common actions by humans that cause sinkholes are heavy pumping of groundwater to spray on oranges and strawberries during freezes to keep them from being damaged, well drilling, excavating, creating landfills, leaking broken water lines and pounding or blasting from construction.Where are sinkholes most common?Three counties in the Tampa region are known as sinkhole alley. Two-thir ds of the sinkhole damage claims reported to the stat e Office of Insurance Regulation from 2006 to 2010 came from Hernando, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Sinkholes are less common in South Florida, home to the states two most populous counties Broward and Miami-Dade.How many occur in Florida?The state Office of Insurance Regulation says reported claims from sinkholes have risen in recent years. More than 2,300 claims were reported in Florida in 2006 but that fi gure jumped to almost 6,70 0 claims in 2010. There is n o geological explanation for the rise and state insurance officials believe many claims are questionable. There must be structural damage to a home for a policyholder to claim a loss from a sinkhole, but insurance officials say claims a re often paid without that proof.How much damage do sinkholes do?The state Office of Insurance Regulation says sinkhole claims in Florida cost insurers $1.4 billion from 2006 to 2010. Sources: Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Senate report. Continued from A1 Q&A: Sinkholes cost $1.4 billion from 2006-10 s cene Monday afternoon to d etermine whether the other t wo buildings near the sinkh ole a common occurr ence in Florida would be s afe to re-enter. The first sign of trouble c ame about 10:30 p.m. S unday. Security guard R ichard Shanley had just s tarted his shift, and he h eard what sounded like s houting from a building. Aguest flagged him down t o report that a window had b lown out. Shanley reported i t to management, and a nother window popped. T he resorts staff decided to e vacuate the villa. Shanley said the building s eemed to sink by 10 to 20 i nches and bannisters began t o fall off the building as he r an up and down three f loors trying to wake up g uests. One couple with a b aby on the third floor c ouldnt get their door open a nd had to break a window t o get out, he said. Its a scary situation, s aid Shanley, who guests c redited with saving lives by k nocking on doors to awake n them. Inside, they heard w hat sounded like thunder a nd then the storm of water, a s if it were a storm. E vacuation took about 10 to 1 5 minutes, according to s taff and witnesses. Amy Jedele heard s creams coming from one of t he adjacent buildings a round 10:30 p.m., and seve ral minutes later, the s ounds of sirens. She and h er fiance, Darren Gade, w ent outside. Thats when y ou could hear the pops and t he metal, the concrete and t he glass breaking, she s aid. The first portions of the b uilding to sink were the walkways and the elevator shaft, Gade said. You could see the ground falling away from the building where the building started leaning, Gade said. People were in shock to see a structure of that size just sink into the ground slowly. ... You could see the stress fractures up the side of the structure getting wider. Then, as a part of the leaning building crumbled quickly into the ground, dust shot up around the site, amateur video of the collapse shows. In one of the adjacent buildings, firefighters and police officers knocking on doors woke up Maggie Moreno of San Antonio. She couldnt fully open the door to her unit. It sounded like popcorn, said Moreno, who was visiting with her husband, daughter and two grandchildren. The building was just snapping. Luis Perez also was staying at a nearby building. He said he was in his room when the lights went off around 11:30 p.m. He said he was on his way to the front desk to report it when he saw firefighters and police outside. I started walking toward where they were at, and you could see the building leaning, and you could see a big crack at the base of the building, said Perez, 54, of New Jersey. Over the next five hours, sections of the building sank into the ground. Paul Caldwell, the developments president, said the resort gave all affected guests other rooms. Some visitors many of whom had to leave their wallets, purses and other belongings behind in the quick evacuation were given cash advances by Summer Bay. The Red Cross also distributed food, clothing and medicines to vacationers who had lost their belongings in their resort rooms. There were no signs before Sunday that a sinkhole was developing, Caldwell said. He said the resort underwent geological testing when it was built about 15 years ago, showing the ground to be stable. Caldwell said he was awaiting further inspections to determine if there was any damage to the second and third buildings. The resort with condominiums, two-bedroom villas and vacation houses in addition to standard rooms has about 900 units spread over a large area about 10 miles west of Walt Disney World. Continued from A1 Sinkhole swallows part of resort MCT Guests had only 10 to 15 minutes to escape the collapsing buildings at the Summer Bay Resort on U.S. Highway 192 in the Four Corners area seven miles east of Walt Disney World resort, where a large sinkhole about 60 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep opened in the earth late Sunday.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013Page A9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-319 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF WANDA L. MCKINNEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WANDA L. MCKINNEY, deceased, whose date of death was June 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 7, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Teresa Dawn McKinney 140 Jamison Ave. Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863) 465-6022 E-Mail: pam@karlsonlaw.com August 7, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-317 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALENE RING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONALENE RING, deceased, whose date of death was June 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 7, 2013. Personal Representatives: /s/ Donald C. Ring 3284 Golfview Road Sebring, Florida 33875 /s/ Cheryl Ann Ring Bateman 3284 Golfview Road Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for Donald C. Ring Florida Bar Number: 0608475 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863)699-2222 Fax: (863)382-7715 E-Mail: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: darah@wilkeslawfirm.com August 7, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-312 IN RE: ESTATE OF SHEILA R. MINCKLER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of SHEILA R. MINCKLER, deceased, File Number PC 13-312, 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 Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was April 2, 2013; that the total value of the estate is less than $75,000.00 and the name and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order is: Heidi Minckler, 4427 Selah Road, Sebring, Florida 33875. ALL 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 ANY 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 August 7, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Heidi Minckler 4427 Selah Road Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: efile@mllaw.net August 7, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-288 IN RE: ESTATE OF WALTER EDWIN TATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of WALTER EDWIN TATE, deceased, File Number PC 13-288, 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 Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was March 14, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $0 and the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Mary Wanda Hayes, 17911 W. Orangewood Place, Avon Park, Florida 33825. ALL 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 ANY 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 August 7, 2013. Person Giving Notice: Mary Wanda Hayes 17911 W. Orangewood Place Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: jkmpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail: johnmc@mllaw.net August 7, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-322 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT W. LONG, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT W. LONG, JR., deceased, whose date of death was May 15, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 14, 2013. Personal Representatives: /s/ Paula W. Long 302 E. K Street Newton, North Carolina 28658 /s/ Michale A. Rider 13 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael A. Rider MICHAEL A. RIDER Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com August 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-320 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF JEANETTE M. SHUMAKE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JEANETTE M. SHUMAKE, deceased, whose date of death was May 14, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 14, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Agatha M. Johnson P.O. Box 5 Lorida, Florida 33857 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Michael A. Rider MICHAEL A. RIDER Florida Bar Number: 175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1111 Fax: (863)465-8100 E-Mail: marider@mariderlaw.com August 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282013CA000006GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CRYSTALLE J. GUTHRIE, 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. 282013CA000006GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and CRYSTALLE J. GUTHRIE, 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 3rd day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, BLOCK 63, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE(S) 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 #26967 August 7, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282012CA001046 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH5, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH5 Plaintiff, vs. CHERYL S. MARTZ A/K/A CHERYL MARTZ; SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHERYL S. MARTZ A/K/A CHERYL MARTZ; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 30th day of July, 2013, and entered in Case No. 282012CA001046, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH5, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH5 is the Plaintiff and CHERYL S. MARTZ A/K/A CHERYL MARTZ, SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC. and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 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 29th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 887, OF SEBRING HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, 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 int he court program or service. Dated this 31st day of July, 2013. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 11-182455 August 7, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09001270GCS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, v. JESUS M. BENITEZ A/K/A JESUS BENITEZ; MARCIA DE NARDO; ANY A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) 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; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS NKA NATALIE LANG, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 2, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 09001270GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 5th day of September, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, IN BLOCK 1, OF PALM HAVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A FLEE DOUBLEWIDE HOME, TITLE #16508961/16508962 I.D. # GAFL2A918052112/GAFL2B918052112, WHICH IS AFFIXED AND ATTACHED TO THE LAND A ND IS A PART OF THE REAL PROPERTY. 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. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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 Phone: (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. Office of the Court Administrator FL Phone: (863) 534-4686 TDD: (863) 534-7777 DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 2nd DAY OF AUGUST, 2013. By: /s/ Toni Kopp, D.C. ROBERT W. 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Page A10News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013www.newssun.co m IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: PC 13-271 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM L. PRATER Deceased NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION TESTATE The administration of the estate of William L. Prater, deceased, File Number PC 13-271, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. The estate is TESTATE AND THE DATE OF THE DECEDENT'S WILL AND ANY CODICILS ARE August 16, 2006. The names and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are sent forth below. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualification on the personal representative, the venue, or the jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claim with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. Personal Representative: Donna L. Penny 10131 SW 137 Place Miami, Florida 33186 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Kathleen M. Weber Raskin Fla. Bar No. 816450 A ttorney for Personal Representatives 10689 North Kendall Suite 216 Miami, Florida 33173 Telephone: (305-595-3477) August 14, 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: PC 13-271 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM L. PRATER Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William L. Prater, deceased, whose date of death was April 12, 2013 is pending in the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number PC 13-271, 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a coy of this notice, must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF THE DATE THAT IS THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTHWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS AUGUST 14, 2013. Personal Representative: Donna L. Penny 10131 SW 137th Place Miami, Florida 33186 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Kathleen M. Weber Raskin Fla. Bar No. 816450 A ttorney for Personal Representative 10689 North Kendall Drive Suite 217 Miami, Florida 33176 Telephone: (305)-595-3477 August 14, 21, 2013 Notice of Public Sale, Notice is hereby given that on 9/16/13 at 10:30 am, the following vehicle will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 713.585 to satisfy towing, storage, and labor charges: 2006 DODG # 3D7KR28C76G202899. The vehicle will be sold for $2661.17. Sale will be held by lienor at Alan Jay FORD-LINC-MERC Inc3201 US Hwy 27 S, Sebring, FL 33870. 863-385-0144. Pursuant to F.S. 713.585, the cash sum amount of $2661.17 would be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lienor. Any owner, lien holders, or interested parties have a right to a hearing prior to the sale by filing a demand with the Highlands County Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition. The owner has a right to recover possession of the vehicle prior to the sale, by posting a bond pursuant to F.S. 559.917, and if sold, proceeds remaining from the sale will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Highlands County for disposition. Lienor reserves the right to bid. August 14, 2013IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-329 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE DAVENPORT JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGE DAVENPORT JR., deceased, whose date of death was January 23, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A ve., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 14, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Jodi K. Graverson 11848 Larsen Street Overland Park, Kansas 66210 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863) 465-6022 E-Mail: pam@karlsonlaw.com August 14, 21, 2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013Page A11 BUICK LUCERNE'08 Diamond Edition. 16K Original mi. $16,000 obo. Loaded with Leather Seats. Call 863-257-1972. 1999 TOYOTASIENNA White with cloth interior. $1700.00 OBO 863-385-5551 9450Automotive for SaleFORD RANGER1998. Good cond. Priced to sell. $2500 obo. 863-873-9058 9200Trucks 9000 Transportation2006 TRAVELTRAILER 33 Foot. Needs Minor Work. No Title. Make Offer. 863-763-9998 8400RecreationalVehiclesMONARK 16Foot / Evenrude Motor 55 HP / NEW Trolling Motor. Trailer Included. $1900. 863-273-3575 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationMONARCH '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 & SuppliesNEW CENTRALAIR. Still in Box. 10 year Warranty. $1690. 863-451-6610 7420Heating &Air ConditioningRIDING MOWERMURRAY 46" 19hp, hydrostatic. New Belts and Battery Good Condition $375. obo. Call 863-471-2063 7400Lawn & GardenSEBRING ** ESTATE SALE * 4010 Medina Way, Fri & Sat, Aug 16 & 17, 8am 2pm. Furniture, Household items & Tools. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING 403Nasturtium Ave., Wed thru Sun., Aug.14 18. 9am-9pm. Lg. Pacasport Thule cargo carrier, Blue ox tow pkg. w/ hitch, Sm. utility trailer, Poulan lawn tractor (no mower deck), 50" shop lath w/ all attachments. 863-991-1266 AVON PARK1955 N Torrington Rd. Thur. Fri. 8am 5pm. Piano, elec. range, table, dresser & more. AVON PARK HUGE BIG SALE Fri & Sat, Aug. 16 & 17, 8am 3pm. 222 S. Forest Ave. (turn south off Main St. by Depot Restaurant and go 1/4 mi.). Professional office chairs & furnishings, furn., full room of rattan, cedar, antiq. business desks, high-end fishing gear, guns, art, toys, antiq. tools, household, computer cabinets, racks, Dell servers, switches & network supplies & many other high quality items. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VCR TAPESApprox. 45 Assorted! Suspense, Comedy, Horror etc. All Good. $15. 863-402-2285 UPRIGHT VACUUMBAGLESS Completely Reconditioned. 30 Day Guarantee! $25. 863-402-2285 TV STANDBlack with 2 Doors. $20. 863-382-9022 SOFA 2seater, lavender & green flowers. Excel. cond. $100. Call 863-453-3104 SHELLS VERYlarge, $5.00. Many to choose from. Call 863-655-1856. QUILT 80"X 82" / NICE SHAPE! Small Squares Diamond design. $20. 863-402-2285 LAWN MOWER* CRAFTSMAN Excellent Condition. $50. 863-273-3575 GEORGE FOREMANGRILL Counter Top. $10. 863-382-9022 COLEMAN LANTERNS(4) DUAL MANTLES. All 4 for $40. Will separate. 863-402-2285 COFFEE MAKEREmpire Supreme, model 2042, 18 cup Stainless steel. $15. 863-382-9022 COFFEE TABLERectangular, dark wood, glass top. Excel cond. $75. Call 863-453-3104 CARGO CARRIER Thule, $100. Call 863-991-1266 BISSELL FEATHERLIGHTFloor & Tile Electric Sweeper. $5. 863-382-9022 7310Bargain Buys ELVIS PRESLEYCOLLECTABLES For sale, Sebring. Trading cards, magazines, a collectable coin, book. 1441 Whisper Lake Blvd. 863-471-0183. RYOBI 12"Precision surface planer w/sturdy stand. $250; DEWALT DW 706 12" chop saw 3 angle cut w/ $100 folding stand. $300; 10" Black & Decker table saw / stand w/retractable casters. $250. Call 850-384-9687 7300Miscellaneous 7000 Merchandise 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING *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 SEBRING -Furnished Efficiency close to Downtown. Very clean, A/C, W/S/G, Lawn care included. You pay only electric. $445./mo. Plus Sec. Dep. 941-773-7523 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsRANDOLPH 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 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSUN NLAKES *SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon Park 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 FROSTPROOF *LAKE FRONT 4BR, 2BA, Just Remodeled! Culdesac. SELL / LEASE OPTION Owner Finance Available. $117,500. 954-270-5242 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 FinancialROYAL 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. 2100Help Wanted 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. QC MANAGERneeded for local precast hollowcore company.Experience with precast,quality control & concrete testing required. PCI Level I&II & ACI Certified REQUIRED. Email resume/salary requirements to jmachia@spancrete.com Fax:863.655.1215 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 MEDICAL ASSISTANT 20 25 hours per week for our Sebring Cardiology Office. Submit resumes to: susancardiolgy@aol.com LOCAL DRIVERWANTED F/T for Parcel Delivery must have at least 1 year of verifiable driving experience (within the last 3 yrs. immediately preceding the date of hire). Must have experience in a 14,000 GWR to 26,000 GWR van or truck. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass background and drug screening, must be able to lift 70lbs., be dependable and 21 yrs. or older. Send resume or go to Heartland Workforce. LAKE WALESMEDICAL ASSISTANT/CNA Immediate opening for an experienced MA/CNA IN PEDIATRIC OFFICE. Computer literate, Phlebotomy plus Bilingual Preferred. Please call 863-382-0566. Fax resume to 863-471-9340 E-mail: cfmsonni@gmail.com DIESEL MECHANICneeded for local hollowcore precast company. Welding/Electrical skills required. Competitive benefit package. Email resume/salary requirements to jmachia@spancrete.com Fax:863.655.1215 CERTIFIED NURSINGASSISTANTS Pride in your career..skilled in customer service..a warm smile and a compassionate heart. Does this describe your approach to your career in health care? If so, Royal Care of Avon Park has a place for you. We currently have FT C.N.A. positions available for 7-3 and 3-11 shifts. A minimum of three month's prior C.N.A. experience in long-term care preferred. Please apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863) 435-6674. M/F, DFWP. ASSISTANT 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. POSITION FILLED 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentFOUND LG.Black neutered male Dog. Older, near Lorida on Arbuckle Creek Rd. on Aug. 6th. Call 863-446-0461 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000104TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that KYLE L. BOLYARD the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 9757 Y ear of Issuance: 06-01-2011 Tax ID: C-21-36-29-130-3040-0030 Description of Property: LOT 3 BLOCK 304 LEISURE LAKES SECTION 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: FAREED J. ALI; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 18th day of September, 2013. Dated this 5th day of July, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk August 14, 21, 28; September 4, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000043TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A PERFORMANCE MAINTENANCE CO, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 14368 Y ear of Issuance: 06-01-2011 Tax ID: C-19-39-30-010-00E0-0010 Description of Property: A PORTION OF VENUS PARK PLAT NO. 2 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 32 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND A PORTION OF TOWN OF VENUS A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 25 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY. Name in which assessed: V ENUS CARIBBEAN GROUP LLC; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M., or thereafter on 28th day of August, 2013. Dated this 11th day of June, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida Signature: /s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN, Deputy Clerk July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2013 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** T he following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals Notice is hereby given that Downtown Mini Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195 S. Railroad Ave., Avon Park, Florida 33825 at 1:00 P.M. Saturday 24th August 2013 to the highest bidder. Items held for Juatevin Hicks: Mirror, dresser, headboard, full size bed. Items held for Yamila Escalett: Outdoor storage box, office chair, file cabinet, computer, battery charger, air conditioner, security box, pac-man arcade game, fishing rods, refrigerator, slate pool table top, stereo, light fixtures, lion, xmas tree, trash can, insulation, flags, cabinet, boxes of unknown contents. Items held for Erica Lemay: Dresser, bed, crib, shelf, kids electric scooter, carpet, boxes of unknown contents. Items held for Amanda Wadian: Carpet shampooer, microwave, pictures, couch, bed, dresser, dining chairs. Items held for Lacy Faircloth: Nightstands, bassinet, table, tv, box spring, gate, vase, clothing, child's bike. Items held for Rhonda Washington: Bed frame, fishing rods, cooler, tv, bike, sombrero, instrument cases, boxes & bags of unknown contents. Items held for Jennifer Casimir: Dining table, two hutches, kitchen shelf, entry table, armoire, coffee table, medicine cabinet, chairs. August 11, 14, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-330 IN RE: ESTATE OF RUTH V. WEIGEL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH V. WEIGEL, deceased, whose date of death was September 25, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 14, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Ruth Ann Murphy 1911 E. Jefferson Street Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 A ttorney for Personal Representatives: / s/ William J. Nielander WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com August 14, 21, 2013 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876. Then shop till you drop!C.N.A. COORDINATOR Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a new position available for a FT C.N.A. Coordinator. The candidate must have five plus years experience in long term care, must be accurate and be able to multi-task. Please apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. EOE, M/F, DFWP.AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031438 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031439 HICO SCHOOL BOARD 1X4 AD # 00031650PLEASE INSERT FILLER***********

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThings are looking up on t he volleyball court at S outh Florida State C ollege, literally. Aschool name and team c olors change came about a y ear ago, and now the make u p of the Lady Panthers has u ndergone itsown altera tion, in a big way, a long w ay a tall way. When we went recruiti ng for this team, we had a f ew things we wanted, h ead coach Kim Crawford s aid. We wanted length a nd five-tool players with a h igh volleyball IQ. And we a ccomplished that. But to do so, searching b eyond the normal paramet ers was needed, which is w here second-year assistant c oach Chad Long came into p lay. I had looked at the r ecords the last few years, a nd there were teams that j ust werent so good and I k new we needed to step up t he recruiting, he said. Looking around the state o f Florida, its tough to get p layers to come here, but if y oure talking about players u p north, in the Midwest a nd other places around the c ountry, you tell them they c an come to Florida, its a l ot different reaction. And so it was off on a n umber of trips to various tournament showcases throughout the country, where Long worked his recruiting magic. Youd be at these tournaments and have 25 players you might talk to, he said. You might come out of it with one commitment, and that makes the trip worth it. The roster for the 2013 season is a tribute to the search stretching beyond the normal borders. Five of the 11 players hail from various parts of Florida Darby Jones from Okeechobee, Evin Foster from Stuart, Breighly Bolton from Crawfordville, Jada Spano from Brandon and Abbey Rouch from Port St. Lucie with the remainder coming from all over the country. Allison Taylor from Gulf Shores, AL, Kendall Baum from DeKalb, IL, Melanie Sandoval from Georgetown, KY, Jasmine Kelly from Houston, TX, Brianne Ballow from Elkahrt, IN and Madison Bitton from Clinton, UTare all bringing their talents to this little hamlet in Highlands County. And while their origins SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, August 14, 2013 NASCAR This WeekPAGEB3 Courtesy photo The 2013 South Florida State College Lady Panthers. Back row, left to right, Jasmine Kelly, Breighly Bolton, Brianne Ballow, Allison Taylor and Madison Bitton. Front row, left to right, Melanie Sandoval, Kendall Baum, Darby Jones, Evin Foster, Jada Spano and Abbey Rouch. DAN HOEHNE/News-S un An experienced, and sizeable, offensive line will be a key in the Green Dragon attack this season. By HANNAH WALLER News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID Its that t ime of year again folks a f all season full of Friday n ight football! The helmets are on, the m outh guards are in, and the L ake Placid boys are more r eady than ever to bring all t heyve got to the football f ield. With more than 10 returni ng seniors on the team this y ear, the Dragons are n owhere near being young a nd inexperienced as in past y ears. Our starters are better t han weve had in a long time, if not the best weve had since Ive been the head coach, said Jason Holden, entering his sixth year of being at the helm of the Lake Placid football team. The dark and stormy weather of this years preseason practices is not enough to darken the teams sunny outlook on the 2013 football season. We are light-years ahead of where we were last year, said special teams coach Steven Guelff. This improvement is due to the immense time and dedication the boys have put into training since February of this year. An improvement from last years record of 3-7 is not enough for the Dragons; instead a district title is the ultimate goal of the Lake Placid football team. Were hungry for a district championship, thats all we think about and thats what pushes us through these hard practices. All of our fans that supported us through our past losing seasons deserve this and were going to do everything we can to win a district championship for them, said starting quarterback Robert Dragons ready to roar See LP, Page B4 Looking up at the new Lady Panthers See SFSC, Page B4 Courtesy photo Longtime Avon Park High school coach Don Hickman, ex-Red Devil football players Vinroy V assell and Blaine Parkton were featured guests on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, Aug. 10. Vassell has signed a letter of intent to play football at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa this coming fall. Parkton is a former Graceland University football player. and is now a Sebring High School assistant football coach. Hickman, who is a Graceland University graduate, has been responsible for recruiting more than 100 Heartland high school athletes to further their higher education at Graceland over the past three decades. The Sports Talk show airs Saturdays immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Scheduled guests for the Aug. 17 airing are new Sebring head baseball coach Jasone DeWitt, and former Avon Park softball player Katelynn Stoll. Ed talks Graceland f ootball on Sports Talk Saturday, Aug. 10, Highlands Hammock Overall Male Winner Renee Marin 17:43 Male Age Group Winners Age 4-5 1.Dylan Lanier 55:22 Age 6-8 1.Austin Ulm 36:08 2.Bud Cox 37:09 3.Brooker Revell 44:59 4.Austin Hunnewell 52:16 Age 9-12 1.Matthew Andrews 26:13 2.Billy Carol 26:36 3.Drew Morris 28:48 4.Peyton Spencer 30:08 5.Nick Piccione 35:00 6.Clayton Taylor 35:05 7.Austin Malcolm 36:31 8.Beckham Donovan 40:48 9.Josh Bible 40:50 10.Zachary Rhoden 51:57 Age 13-19 1.Joey Piccione 24:14 2.Patrick Clinton 25:29 3.Rhett Williams 26:51 Age 20-29 1.Fabian Gems 23:30 2.Ryan Janovitz 27:29 Age 30-39 1.Jayson Bass 18:46 2.Grant Rowe 21:43 3.Brian Vanfleet 24:53 4.Chuck Baker 25:29 5.Albert Irizarr y 31:53 6.Christopher Rhoden 35:26 7.Aaron Lundquist 36:47 8.Chris Gose 37:04 9.Ralph Bawlod 37:35 10.Terry Owens 43:02 11.Wayne Hunnewell 54:34 Age 40-49 1.Bart Kovens 30:24 2.John Komasa 32:08 3.John Caputo 40:10 4.Steve Williams 58:12 Age 50-59 1.Nelson Pacheco 39:52 Age 60 and over 1.Tom Lucas 22:16 2.Peter Lewia 29:31 3.Ron Sevigny 41:48 4.Kenny Vincent 41:54 5.Steve Williams 58:10 Overall Female Winner Emily Bible 27:29 Female Age Group Winners Age 4-5 1.Annslee Gose 43:34 2.Baylee Sevigny 47:14 3.Katelyn Rowe 50:52 Age 6-8 1.Riley Sevigny 36:44 2.Corin Smith 39:48 3.Baxley Hines 40:08 4.Ramiya Hawthorne 41:53 5.Hannah Andrews 43:29 6.Emma Mellow 47:57 7.Ashlyn Hunnewell 49:19 Edge Cheer 5K race results See 5K, Page B4 By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIf its another weekend in the summer, odds are Kendall Griffin is making some noise in a big golf event. And so it was this past weekend, again, as Griffin, along with teammates Megan Crews and Morgan Baxendale, represented the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour a t the 2013 Florida State Juni or Team Championship at Sandridge Golf Club in Ver o Beach. The teen-aged trio, oppo nents at area courses throughout the summer on the Sertoma Tour, now joined forces to take on teams from all over the stat e in the Girls 13-15 division. Their final, 36-hole total of 295 earned them the victory by a whopping eight strokes over their closest runner-up, a team from the SendMeAQuote.com Tour. And while Baxendale and Crews certainly did their part in bringing home the win, it was Griffin who put on a remarkable display. In the opening round of play, she shot a sizzling 67 five under par the low round for the tournament overall. It was crazy because I Griffin at it again See GOLF, Page B4

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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 MemorialSEBRING As one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, Sebring Firemen, Inc. will hold the 14th Annual Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sun NLake Golf and Country Club. Presented by AXAAdvisors, LLC and Home Depot, the day-long tournament will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and cannon start at 8:30 a.m. The format is a 4-person Scramble, flighted by handicap, utilizing both the Deer Run and Turtle Run courses, and the entry fee remains at $75 per player. As is their nearly 90-year old custom, the Firemen seek to raise funds to help all area student-athletes and athletic programs. And in so doing, make it a fun and memorable event for all those involved. The festivities, in fact, begin the 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) 3822255. 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 Beginning Tuesday, July 16, the Avon Park High School Pool will be open Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday 13 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The cost is $2 per swimmer.Excel Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering six clinics for beginner/intermediate boys and girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills, loco-motor movements, eye/hand coordination and team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for two hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic, or a six-clinic special of $250. Pre-register by Monday, July 22 and the cost will be cut down to $200 for all six. The clinics will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturdays Aug. 3 and 17, Sept. 7 and 21 and Oct. 5 and 12, from 9-11 a.m. each day. The clinic is perfect for middle-school athletes preparing for the school season. Private, specialized training sessions with Coach Crawford will be available immediately following each clinic, from 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, contact Crawford at (863) 385-2377, or at craw ford@xcelvolleyball.net.Sertoma Tourney approachingSEBRING The deadline for player entries in the 36th Annual Highlands Independent Bank/Sertoma Golf Tournament will be Monday, Aug. 12. This most popular tourney, which sports a two-man best ball on Saturday and a two-man team scramble on Sunda y, will be held Aug. 24 and 25 at Sun N Lake Country Club. Entry fees and player options for this years event have remained unchanged. The individual player fee is still $155 while the entry fee for a golfer wanting to attend, with guest, the Saturday nigh t Sertoma Luau, is still $205. Entry fees include all golf privileges for both days, plus a complimentary Friday practice round, post-tourney London Broil luncheon, complimentary beverages and sausage sandwiches, rang e balls, over $20,000 in prizes, along with fabulous trophies and hats. Saturday nights 16th annual Luau wi ll feature the Blue Mason Barter Company band, heavy hors doeuvres, open bar, with dancing, fun and fellowship for all Proceeds will continue to support the speech and hearing impaired, along wit h the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour. Currently, more than 150 players hav e committed to play, with the field limited to the first paid 232 golfers. For more information for player entries or business sponsorships, call Dusty Johnson at (863) 381-8041. Registration forms are also available at local golf pro shops.Coz Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID Cozs Youth Bowling League of Lake Placid, for age s 7 and up, starts itsnew season on Saturday, Aug. 24. New Bowlers are welcome with a $25 sign-up fee which includes a shirt. Bowling is Saturday mornings throug h Dec. 21, starting at 9 a.m. each day. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund Pee Wees, ages 3-6, are also welcome and special rates apply. All Youth League bowlers are eligibl e for reduced rate open bowling (some restrictions apply) and free bowling wit h instruction on Fridays from 4:30-6 p.m must be accompanied by an adult. Come out for instruction and a good time. Call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897 for more information.KOC Golf TourneyAVON PARK Knights of Columbu s Avon Park Council 14717 will host the 58th annual State Golf Tourney on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 a t Sun N Lake Golf Club. For further details, contact boss33@aol.com or call 414-7702, or email mcarls8@aol.com or call 4712134.Champions Club GolfAVON PARK The inaugural Avon Park Champions Club golf tournament will be held at Golf Hammock Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 14, with an 8 a.m. tee time. This fundraiser will benefit the academic and athletic programs for Avon Park youth and will be limited to the fir st 100 paid entrants. Entry Fee is $60 per person for the four-person scramble event. The entry fee covers: golf, cart, refreshments on the course, Deluxe plaques to flight winners, contests, a mulligan, and chicken and ribs dinner in the clubhouse. Acorporate fee of $275 per team wil l enter four golfers and a tee sign for you r business. Tee sign sponsorship is $50. Checks payable to Avon Park Champions Club should be mailed to: Champions Club, 24 South Verona Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825 prior to the Wednesday, Sept. 11, entry deadline Please include names and handicaps o f players and if a corporate sponsor suppl y logo for the tee sign. You may request an entry form from Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call the coach at 863-712-3524. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston 7149.592 Tampa Bay6650.5693 Baltimore6553.5515 New York6057.5139.5 Toronto5464.45816 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 6948.590 Kansas City6254.5346.5 Cleveland6356.5297 Minnesota5363.45715.5 Chicago4572.38524 West Division WLPctGB Texas 6950.580 Oakland6750.5731 Seattle 5463.46214 Los Angeles5364.45315 Houston3780.31631 ___ Sundays Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Detroit 4 Cleveland 6, L.A. Angels 5 Oakland 6, Toronto 4 Kansas City 4, Boston 3 Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Texas 6, Houston 1 Baltimore 10, San Francisco 2 Seattle 2, Milwaukee 0 L.A. Dodgers 8, Tampa Bay 2 Mondays Games Oakland 5, Toronto 1 Texas 2, Houston 1 N.Y. Yankees 2, L.A. Angels 1 Minnesota 3, Cleveland 0 Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 2 Kansas City 6, Miami 2 Arizona 7, Baltimore 6 Tuesdays Games L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, late Boston at Toronto, late Seattle at Tampa Bay, late Milwaukee at Texas, late Cleveland at Minnesota, late Detroit at Chicago White Sox, late Miami at Kansas City, late Baltimore at Arizona, late Houston at Oakland, late Wednesdays Games Cleveland (Carrasco 0-4) at Minnesota (Gibson 2-3), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 8-6) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-9), 2:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 3-4) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-6), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 14-3) at Arizona (Corbin 12-3), 3:40 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 7-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 5-4), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 10-7) at Toronto (Jo.Johnson 2-8), 7:07 p.m. Seattle (Harang 5-10) at Tampa Bay (Price 6-5), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (D.Hand 0-4) at Texas (Garza 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-0) at Oakland (J.Parker 8-6), 10:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET41586152.366 Trout, LAA44982148.330 Ortiz, BOS37458122.326 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 43 Cabrera, DET37 Encarnacion, TOR30 RUNSBATTEDIN Cabrera, DET111 Davis, BAL 110 Encarnacion, TOR89 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.692 Davis, BAL .679 Ortiz, BOS .580 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Cabrera, DET.459 Trout, LAA .425 Ortiz, BOS .406 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET17-1 Moore, TB 14-3 Tillman, BAL14-3 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Hernandez, SEA2.28 Kuroda, NYY2.33 Sanchez, DET2.58 STRIKEOUTS Darvish, TEX207 Hernandez, SEA178 Scherzer, DET175 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL39 Rivera, NYY 35 Nathan, TEX 35NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 7247.605 Washington5760.48714 New York5462.46616.5 Philadelphia5365.44918.5 Miami 4473.37627 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh7047.598 St. Louis6750.5733 Cincinnati6652.5594.5 Chicago5266.44118.5 Milwaukee5167.43219.5 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles6850.576 Arizona 6057.5137.5 Colorado5664.46713 San Diego5365.44915 San Francisco5265.44415.5 ___ Sundays Games Cincinnati 3, San Diego 2, 13 innings Atlanta 9, Miami 4 St. Louis 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Baltimore 10, San Francisco 2 Seattle 2, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets 9, Arizona 5 Colorado 3, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 6, Philadelphia 0 L.A. Dodgers 8, Tampa Bay 2 Mondays Games Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 2, Chicago Cubs 0 Kansas City 6, Miami 2 Colorado 14, San Diego 2 Arizona 7, Baltimore 6 L.A. Dodgers 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Tuesdays Games San Francisco at Washington, late Philadelphia at Atlanta, late Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, late Milwaukee at Texas, late Miami at Kansas City, late Pittsburgh at St. Louis, late San Diego at Colorado, late Baltimore at Arizona, late N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, late Wednesdays Games Miami (Ja.Turner 3-4) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-6), 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 10-9) at Chicago Cubs (Rusin 2-1), 2:20 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 8-6) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 11-6), 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 14-3) at Arizona (Corbin 12-3), 3:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 6-11) at Washington (Zimmermann 13-6), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Lannan 3-5) at Atlanta (Beachy 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (D.Hand 0-4) at Texas (Garza 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 12-5) at St. Louis (S.Miller 11-7), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 8-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-6), 10:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA C. Johnson, ATL36443123.338 Molina, STL36146119.330 Cuddyer, COL35457116.328 HOME RUNS Alvarez, PIT 28 Goldschmidt, ARI27 Brown, PHL 26 Gonzalez, COL26 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI91 Phillips, CIN 89 Craig, STL 87 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Gonzalez, COL.591 Cuddyer, COL.545 Goldschmidt, ARI.539 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE Votto, CIN .436 Choo, CIN .409 Cuddyer, COL.392 WON-LOST Lynn, STL 13-6 Zimmermann, WAS13-6 Wainwright, STL13-7 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.88 Harvey, NYM2.09 Corbin, ARI2.36 STRIKEOUTS Harvey, NYM178 Kershaw, LAD174 Samardzija, CHC158 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL36 Mujica, STL 31 Grilli, PIT 30FIRST ROUNDThursday, Aug. 1 National Conference Spokane 69, Chicago 47 Saturday, Aug. 3 American Conference Philadelphia 59, Orlando 55 Jacksonville 69, Tampa Bay 62 Sunday, Aug. 4 National Conference Arizona 59, San Jose 49CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPSSaturday, Aug. 10 American Philadelphia 75, Jacksonville 59 National Arizona 65, Spokane 57ARENABOWLat Orlando Friday, Aug. 16 Philadelphia vs. Arizona, 1 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago157.682 Atlanta 118.5792.5 Indiana 1111.5004 Washington1113.4585 New York1013.4355.5 Connecticut615.2868.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota175.773 Los Angeles167.6961.5 Phoenix1211.5225.5 Seattle 1012.4557 San Antonio815.3489.5 Tulsa 717.29211 ___ Sundays Games Washington 74, Connecticut 63 Phoenix 77, Tulsa 56 Chicago 94, Minnesota 86, OT New York 88, Atlanta 82 Seattle 69, San Antonio 63 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games Chicago at Los Angeles, late Wednesdays Games Atlanta at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSSent RHP Josh Tomlin to Lake County (MWL) for a rehab assignment. Released 3B Mark Reynolds. DETROIT TIGERSPlaced C Alex Avila on the seven-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 11. Recalled C Bryan Holaday from Toledo (IL). Activated 2B Omar Infante from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Hernan Perez to Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALSOptioned LHP Francisley Bueno, LHP Will Smith and INF Irving Falu to Omaha (PCL). Activated 2B Chris Getz from the 15day DL. Added INF Jamey Carroll on the roster. MINNESOTA TWINSReinstated OF Wilkin Ramirez from the 15-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with RHP Drew Carpenter on a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERSSent OF Franklin Gutierrez to Tacoma (PCL) for a rehab assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYSClaimed LHP Wesley Wright off waivers from Houston. TEXAS RANGERSClaimed INF Adam Rosales off waivers from Oakland. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSPlaced OF Cody Ross on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Chaz Roe and LHP Tyler Skaggs from Reno (PCL). Optioned RHP Zeke Spruill to Reno. CINCINNATI REDSOptioned OF Derrick Robinson to Louisville (IL). Reinstated OF Ryan Ludwick from the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERSSent RHP Shawn Tolleson to the AZL Dodgers for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with C Kelly Shoppach on a minor league contract and assigned him to Indianapolis (IL).FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARSSigned RB Curtis Brinkley to a one-year contract. Waived WR Marcus Rucker. DALLAS COWBOYSReleased LS P.J. Mangieri. Signed DT Travis Chappelear. GREEN BAY PACKERSAnnounced the retirement of PK Ryan Longwell. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned CB LeQuan Lewis. Released TE Brandon Ford. NEW YORK GIANTSWaived-injured WR Kris Adams. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD S O C C E R W E D N E S D A Y 2 : 2 5 p m Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. United States E S P N 2 B A S E B A L L T H U R S D A Y 1 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 3 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 5 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. 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Courtesy photo Kendall Griffin and her opening round opponent, Sarah Noonan of the Treasure Coast Junior Golf Tour. Page B4News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013www.newssun.com UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 8/14/13; 0 0 0 3 1 6 7 6 Special to the News-SunThere are three remaining S aturdays in August and S ebring Kayak Tours has an o uting scheduled for each o ne. Sign up for one of them a nd go on a second one for 2 5-percent off. Aug. 17, 10 a.m. Arbuckle Creek Bombing Range This is a full day (4-5 hr) p addle down Arbuckle Creek l aunching from E Arbuckle R d in Avon Park to Arbuckle C reek Rd in Sebring. Be prepared to stay in the k ayak for the entire trip as h igh water levels may not a llow us to get out. Pack a lite lunch that you can eat while traveling and be prepared to see alligators. Aug. 24, Noon Hillsborough River We will meet and launch from John B Sargeant Park off of Hwy 301 in Tampa and paddling down to Trout Creek Wilderness Park. We will make a stop halfway down at Morris Bridge Park for lunch. Bring your (waterproof) cameras and be on the lookout for gators, turtles and birds Oh my! Aug. 31, 10 a.m. Peace River We will meet and launch from Brownville Park north of Arcadia and paddle down to the public boat ramp off of Hwy 70. This is a full day (4-5 hr) paddle downstream with a fairly swift current. Be prepared to stay in the kayak for the entire trip as high water levels may not allow us to get out. Pack a lite lunch that you can eat while traveling. All trips are $39 per person (single or tandem kayak) and includes kayak, equipment, tour fee and shuttle Cost is $10 per person for those bringing their own kayak (except Lake Jackson trip) which includes tour fee and shuttle Please note that the price for the Sunrise at Lake Jackson includes breakfast at IHOP, price on all other trips do NOTinclude lunch/snacks. All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email at least 24 hours prior to trip. Kayaking is a water activity, you will get wet so dress appropriately. Sebring Kayak Tours reserves the right to cancel any tours that do not meet the minimum amount of participants. We do not typically cancel tours due to rain unless we encounter dangerous weather such as thunder/lightning. Sebring Kayak Tours three more August outings W alton, who has almost two y ears of experience as varsit y quarterback under his b elt. Adistrict championship is n ot far out of reach for these d etermined Dragons, as only A von Park, Labelle and C lewiston stand in their way o f the District 6-4Achampio nship title. Clewiston has been gett ing stronger and stronger e very year, but they were hit b y graduation pretty hard l ast year, said coach H olden. Fortunately for the D ragons, only six seniors w ere lost to the graduation b ug last year. Achange of pace, literally, i s one of the major differe nces between this years t eam and previous LPHS f ootball teams. This year the Dragons s peed on the field will be t heir biggest advantage, with r unning backs such as Foster W alker, Marquavein C opeland, Jerry Fields and E ldon MacKenzie leading t he pack. The Dragonsspeed and s trong offensive line, with a lmost every lineman over 2 30 pounds and six feet, will b e a deadly combination. Experienced linemen such a s Malachi McLean and N athan Gibson have proven i n previous years their skills o n the field and will be a h uge threat to challenging o pponents. Clearly this years Lake P lacid offense will be a force to be reckoned with. The defense shouldnt be too shabby either, with a no fly zone motto, meaning no passes will get through, and numerous experienced, aggressive players, like Nick Tuason and Fields as safeties, to make their passfree defense dreams come true. We couldnt be happier where we are, everywhere on the field, said coach Holden proudly of both his offense and defense. To get the season rolling is the Kick-Off Classic game at Scarborough Field against Okeechobee on Friday, Aug. 23. Though the game wont count toward the Dragons record, its a great chance to catch a glimpse of the season to come. Continued from B1 DAN HOEHNE/News-Sun Robert Walton Jr. returns as the signal caller for the Dragons, a position hes held since midway through his sophomore season, and the senior has high hopes for the squad. LP gearing up for season might be diverse, the first attribute that Crawford and Long were looking for is a shared trait amongst the majority of them length. While Sandoval, a Libero, measures in at 5feet, 4-inches, nobody else on the roster is listed at less than 5-foot-8. And that includes Taylor and Ballow both at 6-foot2, Bitton at 6-foot-even, Foster and Kelly at 5-11 and Jones and Baum both at 5-10. Spano and Rouch are the 5-foot-8 runts. And while length is a key factor, so too are their varied abilities that have Crawford especially excited. They are all five-tool players, she said. We have middles who could play outside, a middle who can also set. We have depth at every position and right now it has been a battle for starting positions. Battling is a key word, as the team has been working hard in the gym, going through a week of two-adays, with time spent in the weight room and pool as well. Theres a lot of soreness as we work on things, and we have some things we need to get stronger at, Crawford said. We need to focus on first-contact ball control as well as blocking, which is coming along. Theres also the familiarity factor, she continued. We have just two returning players, so its a whole new group of players that have to get familiar with each other. The Panthers have the rest of this week to continue their progression before they hit the court competitively Monday, Aug. 19, when they will face Southeastern University in a home scrimmage at 5 p.m. The team then has a home date eight days later when they welcome Warner in for a 7 p.m. match on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Alot of new faces to get familiar with as the onset of a new season beckons. But it is a new sort of collection as South Florida expands itsfocus and reach which figuratively and literally, has things looking up. Continued from B1 SFSC expanding its scope DAN HOEHNE/News-S un Jasmine Kelly, at 5-foot-11, is part of a new and lengthy front line for the Lady Panthers. 8.Keyli Danley 52:08 9.Paige Benton 55:36 10.Annabella Marrero 57:12 11.Erin Rogers 57:20 12.Gracie Troy 58:30 13.Sofia Birnie 59:18 Age 9 -12 1.Maci Leaphart 30:16 2.Torri Morris 36:40 3.Ashley Bible 36:55 4.Cassidy Turner 36:58 5.Addy Gose 37:04 6.Abby Bernard 37:15 7.Anna Piccione 37:23 8.Emma Rowe 43:17 9.Madison Austin 43:20 10.Arreoma Hawthorne 47:02 11.Makyla Rhoden 51:54 12.Brooke Turner 54:00 13.Star Parker 55:33 14.Makenzie Thomas 55:34 15.Chloe Goolsby 56:57 Age 13-19 1.Julia Vanfleet 28:20 2.Katrina Scholl-Lanier 33:12 3.Sydney Donovan 39:19 4.Haley White 39:21 5.Katie Carol 39:22 6.Chloe Taylor 40:04 7.Samantha Donovan 54:39 8.Adrianna Springsteen 55:32 Age 20-29 1.Destiny Baker 41:31 2.Janet Barber 44:33 3.Allison Giloe 48:38 4.Krista Nelson 52:08 5.Kayla Vawter 55:20 6.Ashley Brennan 55:26 Age 30-39 1.Laura Vanfleet 27:36 2.Cari Bird 27:54 3.Gabie Birnie 31:22 4.Ginny Cox 32:15 5.Laura Andrews 32:15 6.Michelle Delaney 32:26 7.Felicia Coke 32:27 8.Catalina Rhoden 33:07 9.Trisha Johnson 35:16 10.Ester Calacat 37:35 11.Megan Davidson 39:31 12.Heather Owens 43:01 13.Mindy Pugh 45:44 14.Constance Mims 47:02 15.Tiffany Sevigny 47:15 16.Heather Mellow 47:57 17.Jenny Rowe 49:25 18.Misty Austin 51:48 19.Christy Goolsby 51:49 20.Morgan Hannewell 54:34 21.Dorothy Lyons 57:15 22.Julia Nickerson-Troy 58:30 Age 40-49 1.Grace Kovans 30:26 2.Liz Carol 35:08 3.Helen Burton 40:52 4.Tiffany Green 41:58 5.Hiomendes Jimenez 44:58 6.Christy Caputo 45:42 7.Tonya White 49:30 8.Tammy Rhoden52:36 9.Shelly Komasa 54:42 10.Kelly Williams 57:29 Age 50-59 1.Helen Bingenheimer 28:06 2.Marian Gilde 28:37 3.Debbie Webber 32:14 4.Leesa Skipper 32:15 5.Patty Handley 40:34 6.Barb Sheasley 40:39 7.Martie Brooker 45:07 8.Trish Tolian 47:13 Age 60-69 1.Diane Griffin 51:12 2.Betty Williams 58:14 Continued from B1 Race results from Edge 5K didnt have a very good practice round, Griffin sai d. And then, the first day, I didnt have any bogeys, and made it to hole 10 on day two before I had a three-pu tt for a bogey. Still, the 14-year old freshman to be, came in wi th a second-day 71 for a sixunder-par total for the week end also an overall tourna ment low. Just the latest in Griffins remarkable summer. Continued from B1 Golf keeps Griffin busy, winning

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Emmalynn Aguilera Chris Aguilera and Tia J acobs of Sebring announce t he birth of a daughter, E mmalynn Grace Aguilera o n June 21, 2013 at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical C enter. Emmalynn weighed 8 p ounds, 10 ounces and was 2 0.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are R ay Jacobs and Debi Turner o f Lake Placid. Paternal g randparents are Jose A guilera and Vicky Martin o f Sebring. A mari BrownAntonio Brown and S amantha Bean of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a son, A mari Lamont Brown, at 8 :32 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2013 at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter. Amari weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and weighed 18 i nches in length. Paternal grandmother is P atrica Ann Brown. Dakota Brown Andrew Brown and Carey S mith of Sebring announce t he birth of a daughter, D akota Marie Brown, at 1 1:55 p.m. on June 21, 2013 a t Florida Hospital Heartland M edical Center. Dakota weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18.5 inche s in length. David Campbell III David Ray Jr. and Brenae E laine Campbell of Avon P ark announce the birth of a s on, David Ray III, at 8:38 a .m. on July 17, 2013 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center. David III weighed 7 p ounds, 12 ounces and was 2 0 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are R obert and Ruthie B lanchette of Sebring. P aternal grandparents are A nn Gill of Okeechobee and D avid Campbell Sr. of Avon P ark. W aylon DeanAndrew and Candace D ean of Sebring announce t he birth of a son, Waylon A ndrew, at 7:23 p.m. on July 1 2013 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center. Waylon weighed 7 p ounds, 8 ounces and was 21 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are T eresa Mount of Sebring, J immy and Teresa Prevatt, a nd Michael Prevatt of Avon P ark. Paternal grandparents a re Rusty and Sue Dean of S ebring.Taliah DickeyTerry Dickey and Samantha Exendine of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Taliah Jade, at 7:47 p.m. on July 27, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Taliah weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Roy and Cathy Exendine of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are William Dickey and Mary Lee Yarde of Avon Park.James FontanaAnthony Lee Fontana Jr. and Bridget Nicole Zuck of Wauchula announce the birth of a son, James Lee Riley Fontana, at 4:09 p.m. on July 17, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. James weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18.75 inches in length. Maternal grandpares and Ray and Donna Skipper of Wauchula.Avery GarciaErica Garcia of Sebring announces the birth of a daughter, Avery Marie Garcia, at 2:58 p.m. on July 15, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Avery weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Peter and Tina Chamberland of Sebring.Lawson HoltonLawerence James and Sarah Joy Holton of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Lawson Donald, at 3:44 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Lawson weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Donald and Rose Simmers. Paternal grandparents are Donald and Diana Holton.Fancy HugginsJames Jr. and Justine Huggins of Lorida announce the birth of a daughter, Fancy Annemarie, at 11:50 a.m. on July 11, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Fancy weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Cathy Repa or Lorida. Paternal grandparents are James and Jill Huggins of Lorida.Cassie HunterErnest Merancin of Avon Park and Kristi Hunter of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Cassie Ann Hunter, at 5:33 a.m. on July 26, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Cassie weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Cindy Hunter of Sebring.Tayten LadwigKeith Ladwig and Lindsey Wedemeier of Bowling Green announce the birth of their son, Tayten Noel Ladwig, at 1:55 p.m. on July 31, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Tayten weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Melissa Wedemeier and Milton Wedemeier. Paternal grandparents are Roy Ladwig and Martha Ladwig.Jacob LikesAshley and Allen Howard Dean Likes Sr. of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Jacob Gregg Thomas, at 8:43 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2012 at Florida Hospital Heartland Hospital Medical Center. Jacob weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Jenny Boccicchio of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Gregg and Mary Likes of Sebring.Jaylin MartinezManuel Martinez Jr. and Amanda Leigh Griffin of Wauchula announce the birth of a daughter, Jaylin Ann Martinez at 6:02 p.m. on July 28, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Jaylin weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kathleen Judy Whaley and Junior Griffin, both of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Nancy and Tony Butler of Bowling Green, and Manuel and Sonia Martinez of Fort Green.Wynn OBerryMatt OBerry and Amy Bachman announce the birth of a son, Wynn Michael OBerry, at 11:55 a.m. June 24, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Wynn weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Judy Bachman of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Daniel and Jessie OBerry of Sebring.Jonathan ReserBen and Jennifer Reser of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Michael at 9:55 a.m. on July 2, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Jonathan weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandfather is Michael Cox of Caryville, Tenn. Paternal grandparents are Kim Reser, and Mark and Linda Reser of Milford, Ohio.Karielys RomanAbimael Roman and Jackeline Navarro of Avon Park announce the birth of their daughter, Karielys Zenid Roman, on July 28, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Karielys weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18.9 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Raul Navarro and Zenaida Medina. Paternal grandparents are Carmelo Roman and Abigail Figueroa.Carson TootleLevi Coleby and Deanna Rachael Tootle of Zolfo Springs announce the birth of a son, Carson Riley, at 4:26 a.m. on June 26, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Carson weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Richard Dietch and Bonnie Readinger of Bradenton. Paternal grandparents are Harley and Regina Tootle of Zolfo Springs.Alexander WilliardTrey and Katelyn Williard of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Alexander James, at 12:55 p.m. on July 4, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Alexander weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches. Maternal grandparents are Cynthia Sawyer of Orlando and Jay Hitt of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Mark and Esther Williard of Sebring.Jade WilsonRobert Philip Wilson and Amanda Jean Williams of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Jade Aliah Wilson, at 8:45 a.m. on Au g. 6, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Jade weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents ar e Jaime Garcia and Shirly Garcia. Paternal grandparents are Robert Wilson and Robin Thornton.Mya YoungbloodRodney and Leah Youngblood of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Mya Jean, at 12:06 p.m. on July 8, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Mya weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents ar e James and Julie Fuchs of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Dale and Mary Youngblood of Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 Page B5 DR. 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Myers is the son of Mary a nd Jimmie Myers Jr. of L ake Placid. He is a 2010 g raduate of Lake Placid H igh School. Military News Air Force Airman Jimmie R. Myers CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births, engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

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Page B6 News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 www.newssun.com health page; 11.25"; 16"; Black plus three; process, health page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 3 9 9 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 8/14/13; 0 0 0 3 1 6 7 7 r Associated PressLONDON AJane A usten museum said M onday it has received 1 00,000 pounds ($155,000) f rom an anonymous benefact or to help it buy the writers r ing back from singer Kelly C larkson. Earlier this month, the B ritish government placed a t emporary export ban on the g old-and-turquoise ring in t he hope that money could b e found to keep it in B ritain. The Jane Austens House m useum said it had raised 1 03,200 pounds of the 1 52,450-pound asking price s ince launching a fundraisi ng campaign on Friday, most of it from a single anonymous donation. We are two-thirds of the way there in 48 hours, which is tremendous, but were not there yet, said museum fundraiser Louise West. The author of Pride and Prejudice, who died at age 41 in 1817, left the ring to her sister Cassandra. It remained in the family until it was sold at a Sothebys auction last year. The museum at Austens former home in Chawton, southern England, had hoped to buy the ring last year but was outbid when it sold for five times the estimated price. Clarkson an Austen fan who owns a first edition of the authors novel Persuasion was the successful buyer. But she has been prevented from taking the ring home to the U.S. by a power that allows the British government to temporarily halt the export of works judged to be national treasures. The museum has until December to raise the rest of the money, and Clarkson has agreed to sell the ring should a buyer come forward. West said the situation is a shame for Clarkson, but the ring should stay in this country, because there is so little of Austens personal effects left. Museum hopes to buy Jane Austens ring from singer

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By JAKE COYLE APEntertainment WriterNEWYORK History in t he movies has often been s een through white eyes: c ivil rights-era tales with w hite protagonists reacting t o a changing world. Ive been in some of t hose movies, says David O yelowo, a star in Lee D anielsThe Butler. I was i n the The Help. The viewpoint of The B utler, though, is refreshi ngly colorful. In it, Forest W hitaker plays Cecil Gaines, a man born to sharecroppers w hos turned into a domestic s ervant. After fleeing north, h e rises to serve as a butler i n the White House for eight s uccessive presidents, spann ing from Eisenhower to R eagan, from Jim Crow to B arack Obama. Though The Butler is b ased on the life of the longs erving White House butler E ugene Allen, its a composi te history (scripted by D anny Strong) where the c urrents of change E mmett Till to the Black P anthers course through a b lack family whose proximit y to power doesnt make it a ny less elusive. Daniels f ilm isnt obsessive in its p eriod detail (John Cusack p lays Nixon with little makeu p), but it moves to its own r hythm one that films h ave usually set to a differe nt beat. Im grateful that these s tories of African-Americans s truggling in America are b rought to light by anyb ody, says Daniels. But i ts always great to see it f rom the perspective of s omeone who has actually l ived it and walked it and is i t. The film, which the W einstein Co. will release F riday after a public and p rotracted feud with Warner B ros. over the rights to the t itle of The Butler, also s tars Oprah Winfrey as G aineswife and Oyelow as h is firebrand son. The crux o f the film is in the fathers on relationship: one who e ffects change passively in a q uiet dignity that slowly g athers a cumulative force, a nd another who resolutely p rotests on whites-only c ounters to spur action. Winfrey, who co-produced D anielsPrecious, was c oaxed back into acting 15 y ears after Beloved by a p ersistent Daniels and by w hat she considered an i mportant story. I was like: What is this m ovie? says Winfrey. But I c ould feel the heartbeat of a g eneration of men who had g iven themselves to their f amilies and to their work a nd to creating a better life f or themselves. Men like him, she adds, are and were the foundation o f the African-American c ommunity. I want people to k now that person, that level o f middle-class, hardworking m an of integrity exists. That i s who we are. For Whitaker, the part was a welcome return to heavyweight performance (he sometimes played Gaines across three ages in one day), a thread the actor felt he had lost after his Oscarwinning turn as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in 2006s The Last King of Scotland. But Whitaker says he was reinvigorated by the demands of immersing himself in Gaines listening to interview recordings of the deceased Allen, studying with a butler coach to create who he calls a quiet champion. Who are the owners of the White House? says Whitaker, whose performance is being hailed by critics as one of his finest. In fact, it is the people who own the White House and the presidents are, in a way, visitors. Since the White House staff lives there for 20 to 30 years on a normal basis, its their home. Creating the generational conflict of The Butler was particularly cathartic for the 53-year-old Daniels who has teenage twins (a son and daughter), and who was the victim of abuse from his policeman father growing up in West Philadelphia. Through this now, I understand where the abuse came from, says Daniels. I understand and I forgive him, finally. He knew no better. His father beat him and his fathers father beat him. It stemmed from slavery. It takes a very evolved person not to pass that on to your next generation. I know now why he beat me, because he didnt know any other way of communicating. I love him, says Daniels, finally breaking down into tears. The line of history through The Butler runs right up to the present with plenty of contemporary reverberations beyond Obama. The film is a reminder for young audiences of the great accomplishments of an older gene ration of black Americans, but it also, as Oyelowo say s, contextualizes the America we live in today. For me, one of the private privileges was espe cially with recent events lik e Trayvon Martin, with the erosion of the Voting Right s Bill, with the fact that we now have a black president that it sort of put into context the best and the worst of America, says Oyelowo. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 Page B7 hometown biz; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 3 9 7 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 11.25"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 101433-KOW melons; 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 5 Entertainment In The Butler, history told through a black lens

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING With the Middle East on fire, the increasing threats against Americans around the world and the anniversary of 9/11 just around the corner, now more the ever Americans must send a message to the world that the meaning of patriotism is understood. Recently, the American Legion Riders Chapter 74 did just that. They teamed up with the Highlands County Family YMCAto teach the young participants of the summer program the proper protocol and care of the American flag. All the participants took the time to design and color a flag that will be sent to the troops overseas to let them know they are not forgotten and what they are doing matters to these young patriots. In addition to coloring flags members of the Legion Riders and the staff of the YMCAinstructed the young patriots in the proper way to fold the flag and the meaning behind the stars and stripes. If a school or organization would like to learn more about the American Legion Americanism programs, contact your local America n Legion. Page B8 News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 www.newssun.com Courtesy photo Diane Schmelz, recruiter and trainer for Guardian ad Litem, spoke to the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club last week. With Schmelz (from left) is Elizabeth Rados, upcoming member of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club and owner of Creative Designs Hair Color Studio, and Dawn Shinskey, Guardian ad Litem recruiter. Clubs & Organizations Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Diane S chmelz, on behalf of G uardian Ad Litem, was the s peaker at the Lake Placid N oon Rotary Club luncheon o n Aug. 8. She covers H ighlands, Hardee and Polk c ounties and has been doing t his for eight years. Guardians are a voice for c hildren that have been a bused or neglect. Guardian a d Litem does not remove t he children from homes; t hey are a resource after c hildren have been r emoved. They are a volunt eer-powered network of c ommitted people, from all w alks of life, who believe s ociety has a fundamental o bligation to these children. T hey are people who b elieve that every child has t he right to be treated with d ignity, to be safe, and to t hrive in the embrace of a loving family. With a GALvolunteer, a child is half as likely to languish in the foster care and child welfare system, and are much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. People fight for these abused and neglected children, to make sure their basic rights and essential needs dont get overlooked or ignored by the system. There are stories behind the story that few people speak about. It is the story of a 6-year-old girl who has been moved to six group homes and three schools over the past two years. The story of a toddler separated from her brothers and sisters during the most vulnerable time in her life. The story of a child being handed all his belongings in a plastic bag at the age of 18, because he has aged out of the system. These stories occur over and over again in Americas foster care and child welfare system. More than 1,800 children have been removed in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. There have been 30,000 children removed in the state of Florida. This is one cause where the actions of a single individual can have a profound impact. Dont have time to volunteer? You can still be a key solution. Not only is this a way to give back to the community, but also to have a new life experience by making a difference in the life of a child. To volunteer for this worthy program, contact Dawn Shinskey, recruiter, at (863) 534-4605 or by cell, (863) 899-7881 or email dawn.shinskey@gal.fl.gov Rotarians learn more about Guardian ad Litem program Courtesy pho to Participants in the Highlands County Family YMCA summer program spent a recent afternoon with the American Legion Riders Chapter 74, learning more about the flag and designing one to send to the troops overseas. Courtesy pho to American Legion Riders Chapter 74 teach young participants of the Highlands County Family YMCA summer program the proper protocol and care of the American flag. American Legion Riders teach youth about flag Courtesy photo The Avon Park Inner Wheel Club awarded three nursing scholarships to local nursing students attending South Florida State College. Here, Patti Crawford, Foundation representative, awards LPN nursing student Christopher Tabayoyong the Margaret Collins Nursing Scholarship. Also receiving scholarships were RN nursing students Rachel Tesa and Jessica Coney. The scholarships were presented at a luncheon on July 30 at the HEalth and Science Education Center. Tops Club 632LAKE PLACID Tops Club 632 meets at the Lake Placid Womans Club every Monday afternoon. Weigh in is from 3-3:45 p.m.; the meeting begins at 4 p.m. There were 21 members present. Carolyn Mead led in singing a revised version of When Youre Smiling. Debbie Luddington presented a program on the myths of nutrition. The focus was on beliefs, which all are taught and later find to be erronious concerning certain foods. The first one was to limit egg intake because it raises ones cholesterol. What theyre now saying is that egg consumption does not raise cholesterol, trans fats are the culprits. Several other old wives remedies were cited and then debunked. There was a good loss and the best loser of the week was Patty Hynes. Losses were also very good for the month with a positive net loss. The best loser of the month was Fay Nutt. Laverda Alvis received her four-year KOP S award. June Elam and Phyllis Jieronymous each received a charm for losing four weeks in a row. I Can charms were given to Kathy Barber, Lori Barber, June Elam, Mary Lou Lilja and Patty Hynes for renewing at a lower weight. Yes/yesses for the coming week are grapes and spinach, and the no/no is potato chips. Leader Judy OBoyle is still losing, and if she has a loss for one more week shell receive the travel gift. OBoyle received a thank you from Nancy Hughes for the clubs donation to the area captains travel to SRD. There were only two area captains Cindy Deweese and Nancys husband who attended. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Rotary District G overnor George Robertson-Burnett r ecently joined the Rotary Club of Lake P lacids breakfast meeting to meet memb ers and provide insight to Rotarys miss ion as an international service club. R otary is well known for its near eradicat ion of polio with its End Polio Now w orldwide challenge. Local clubs sponsor the Lake Placid H igh School Interact Club, provide schola rships and complete community projects to make Lake Placid, Highlands County, the district and the entire state a better place to live. Rotary clubs serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The Rotary Club of Lake Placid meets at 6:44 a.m. Wednesdays at Platters Restaurant. District Governor speaks at Lake Placid Rotary meeting Courtesy photo Rotary Club of Lake Placid had some distinguished guests last week. Shown are Past Club President Ann Pollard (from left), Assistant District Governor Greig Drury, District Governor George Robertson-Burnett and his wife Carol, Past DistrictGovernor Beverly Hunt, and Club President Hugh Skip Dent. 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LAKE PLACID The D alton Gang met Aug. 6 and w hipped up an agenda for the f all season and into the wint er. The second International S ausage Festival will take p lace Sept. 15 at Placid L akes Town Hall on Placid L akes Boulevard from 1-4 p .m. Thats a Sunday, a great w ay to round out the day a fter church. This year, we will have take out orders. We plan f or a big turn out and will h ave plenty of everything. The Gang gets bigger e very month. We welcome n ew members and as the n ame implies, we arean a ctive group with lively m eetings. We guarantee you w ill not be bored. Seldon Bailey had a birthd ay again, and as he turned 8 1, his main recreation for h is birthday-month has been f ishing, of course. Sel is a catch and release fisherm an, aspecial kind of sportsm an. Were GoinTo The D ogs. Look for our flyers a bout the Naples/Fort Myers D og Track Day Trip on Nov. 1 3. We have a sign-up sheet at Town Hall. Its going to fill up fast, so call Joyce at (862) 699-6331 for reservations for this chartered bus trip. The Friday Line-Dancers are having a ball! The group is growing. Everyone iswelcome and it's free, of course. Wednesday also has a line-dance group, the BreakAway Line Dancers, who are known to perform at nursing homes and special events, led by Dee Grayber.. The Gang welcomed back Evelyn Huggins, looking better than ever after being in the Breakdown Lane, as she calls it, for several months. Chet Marino, our newest guy, was with us for the first time. We hope we didnt scare him. Another one of our guys, Cliff Quast, became an Elk recently, which automatically enables him to be a Lake Placid Ballroom Dancer. Bonnie Bailey is ready to receive new pajamas for kids. This is a yearly endeavor of the Placid Lakes Homeowners Association to make sure every good kid in Lake Placid gets a new pair at Christmas to greet the holiday. Shes Mrs. Santa. Drop them off at Town Hall. There will be a box on the porch for them after hours.The office is open until 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. And speaking of the porch, be sure to look at the information board. We try to keep up with all activities and post them on that board. We spotted a small bird, not a wren, because its tail didnt stick up in the air. We havent seen a small bird since last years finches. This one had sort of the same coloring. And we saw a firstclass battle between a Lady Cardinal and a BlueJay at a suet station. The Lady Cardinal won eventually. After a mouthy battle, the Jaybird took off. Good girl! LAKE PLACID National Night Out was held in the park the evening of Aug. 6. The National Association of Town Watch is a nonprofit organization that focus on crime prevention coordinating neighborhood watch and law enforcement. At our dinner, Marilyn Cromer led us in the pledge to the U.S. flag and said grace. Nell Hayes, Highlands County Sheriffs Office crime prevention specialist, introduced us to Lt. Kenny Johnson, Capt. Tim Lethbridge and K-i department head Tambelin and Remico. Remico is a trained Belgian Malines from Holland. The program was very interesting and informative. We thank the Sheriffs Department for the program and Lt. Johnson for cooking the tasty hot-dogs. Attendance to the Mens Pancake breakfast started out slowly on Aug. 3 but increased as the sun started to shine. Our regular and congenial pancake flippers were Duane Dean, George Moriarty and Rick Knoche. Andy Anderson always dishes out the sausage patties and Bob Clouston and Bob Verbarg take your money as you come in. Agood breakfast is always in store for those who attend. Monday morning coffee was made by Joy and Duane Dean. The emcee was Peggy Sue Teague. Carol Noels only illness report was Kendell Kilbride and he was present. Aspeedy recovery. Marilyn Cromer played the piano for our one birthday to our emcee, Peggy Sue Teague. Happy birthday and many good wishes. Welcome to our new residents: Tom and Ruth Vicat at 122 Bearwood Avenue from Missouri and Deborah Anderson at 419 Beaver Ru n from Pennsylvania. Ladies Coffee on Aug. 6 was under control by Marilyn Cromer. Activities mentioned: Participants at the pool parties on Thursday evening are increasing. Swimming at 5 p.m., and food at 6. Bringing finger food is nice, and bring what ever you prefer to drink. The Mustangs are going to the Placid Lakes Country Club for their lunch out on Aug. 2 0 with Charlie Price hosting. The ladies are going to JRs Cafe at the airport in Sebring on Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m. wi th Barb Myers and Susan Bury hosting. There will be a craft fair on Nov. 16, so put this on your calendar. If youre a crafter and are interested in selling, you can rent a table for $5. The proceeds for the table rental will go to Relay for Life. Please contact Judy Muise for more information at 260-0069. Three things in life that you should never lose are 1. Hope, 2. Peace and 3. Honesty. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 Page B9 Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 initiatedtwo new members Pat Kufnowski and Dennis Swanson for the month of July 2013. Friends & Neighbors Placid Lakes Party Line B y Susie Lee New Sebring Elks Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston BPTAs summer winds down, many a re heading into a busy buying seas on with Labor Day soirees and p reparing for back-to-school. With t he average family expected to s pend an average of $634.78 on b ack-to-school shopping this year, a ccording to the National Retail F ederation, consumers are seeking c ost saving strategies to ensure t hey are getting the most bang for t he buck. With more access to information t hanks to online resources and s martphones, the power is in purc hasershands. In fact, the N ational Retail Federation forecast r evealed that approximately 36 perc ent of shoppers will do more comp arative shopping online for backt o-school 2013. Other ways people are cashing i n on the savings is going back to t he tried and true bulk shopp ing. Expert couponer, Kelly S nyder, of Kansas City Mamas s ays volume buying and storing g oods correctly has made a posit ive impact on her familys f inances. However, one important thing to k eep in mind is what to do with all t hose purchases you bring home. The right storage is essential w hen purchasing in bulk, said S nyder. Make sure you have enough s torage space and invest in produ cts and appliances that keep you o rganized and help preserve the i ntegrity of your purchases. Snyder points to refrigerators as a key investment piece for savvy s hoppers who want to store large a mounts of perishables. For example, no other refrigerat or on the market has more capacit y than the Kenmore 33 cubic foot F rench door refrigerator according t o the standards set by the A ssociation of Home Appliance M anufacturers (AHAM). Snyder along with fellow top s avings bloggers Briana Carter, of B argain Briana, and Lauren Ortiz o f Saving Addiction, offer their top t ips to help shoppers best navigate t hrough the sea of savings. Dont bypass a budget. Know h ow much youve spent in order to s ee your savings. By keeping a m onthly budget, youll never pay t oo much. Dont create a storage war. B eing organized will help keep t rack of what you have and prevent w asting food or needless purchase s. For perishables, dedicate one s helf each in your refrigerator for b everages, produce and leftovers. A large refrigerator, like the K enmore Elite with large freezer c apacity, allows you to stock up on i tems on sale. Get rewarded for loyalty. Join loyalty programs of establishments you frequent the most. Eventually your purchasing power will return major perks. For example, Shop Your Way, a free membership and shopping community, allows Kmart and Sears customers to earn points for their purchases to redeem online or in store. In addition, members get alerts on special offerings, personalized deals, product reviews, events and sweepstakes for even more savings. Tracking gets you a treat. Create a price book to record costs for items over a six-week period. Make a purchase only when prices hit their low. Youll optimize savings and often wont need a coupon. Increase your buying IQ with a smartphone. Download moneysaving and grocery coupon apps like SavingStar and Coupons.com, as well as apps for rewards programs like Shop Your Way. Remember coupons are king. While many still enjoy clipping paper coupons, downloadable eCoupons are more popular than ever. Now, eCoupons are more sophisticated by pushing savings based on style and shopping habit s like those from ShopYourWay.com. Sears is the first retailer to offer eCoupons that are redeemable instore, online and from a mobile device. In addition, they are redeemable both in-store and online. This will not only save money, but save time too. Go generic or store brands. Its always better to go with a sto re brand if you dont have a coupon for a name-brand item. While thes e versions are cheaper, they often offer similar quality. Serve whats on sale. Buying sale items in bulk allow you to pr ecook meals in one day to be serve d over the week. Agreat kitchen helper to get this job done quickly would be a double oven such as th e ones offered from Kenmore Doub le Oven Range. For more money-saving opportunities and ways appliances help get the best return for the money, visit ShopYourWay.com, Kenmore.com and Cookmore.com. Money-saving tips to help you stock up this season BPT While many still enjoy clipping paper coupons, downloadable eCoupons are more popular than ever. rf

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Collegeschapt er of Phi Theta Kappa r ecently partnered with C ollegeFish.org to provide S FSC faculty, staff, and stud ents with a college complet ion and transfer planning p rogram. Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, S FSC president, signed the p artnership agreement on A ug. 7. Collegefish.org, d eveloped by Phi Theta K appa Honor Society, is an i nteractive website that facili tates credential completion a nd transfer. The extensive d atabase offers profiles on m ore than 2,000 colleges a nd over $37 million in t ransfer scholarships. It a llows students to plan for c ompletion of their two-year d egree and successful transf er to a four-year college or u niversity. CollegeFish.org allows c ollege advisors, transfer p ersonnel, faculty, and other s upport personnel the ability t o monitor, connect, and m anage student completion a nd transfer progress, easily a nd economically. At the s ame time, it aids colleges in r eaching their goals of i ncreasing student persiste nce, graduation, and transf er rates. In addition to SFSC, five o ther schools have partnered w ith CollegeFish.org, i ncluding Florida Keys C ommunity College, Polk S tate College, Miami Dade C ollege, Indian River State C ollege, and Hillsborough Community College. To use CollegeFishs services, students must create a profile, said Kim Hemler, SFSC counselor and PTK co-advisor. Each profile consists of information on the demographics, education, transfer preferences, financial, extracurricular activities, and athletics that the student is looking for in a four-year college or university. This profile will match colleges and universities which are a good fit based on the students personalized information. It allows students to narrow their top transfer choices and communicate directly with admissions representatives at those institutions. The student not only receives college and university matches, but it provides possible scholarship opportunities for students. Through this partnership, we want students to become aware of this great new tool available for all college transfer students, Hemler said. Previously, CollegeFish was only available for Phi Theta Kappa members. SFSCs Advising and Counseling Center, along with Phi Theta Kappa and student government members will be coordinating events this year, so that students become aware of this service and begin using it. PTK is the international honor society for two-year college students. Its mission is to recognize and encourage scholarship by providing its members with opportunities for developing leadership skills, intellectual growth, academic excellence, and networking with other PTK members. Membership in PTK is open to students who have completed at least 12 hours toward an associate degree and earned a 3.5 grade-point average. For more information, contact Hemler at 863-7847331 or visit http://www.collegefish.org/. Page B10 News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 www.newssun.com PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 101781 publix liquors; 0 0 0 3 1 2 6 5 CENTRAL SECURITY; 1.736"; 6"; Black plus three; process, 2 ways to save #13; 0 0 0 3 1 3 9 1 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 4 4 8 Courtesy photo Pictured front row (left to right): Arianna Dearce, SGA president; Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, SFSC president; and Anthony Evans, PTK president. Back row: Dr. Ellen Cover, PTK coadvisor; Zach Osha, SGA treasurer; Olivia Sanchez, SGA jurisprudence; and Kim Hemler, PTK co-advisor. SFSC partners with Phi Theta Kappas CollegeFish.org Education Associated PressMOORE, Okla. Enthusiastic t eachers are being welcomed back to M oore Public Schools as the central O klahoma community kicks off a new s chool year following a devastating torn ado that destroyed two schools and d amaged many others. Superintendent Robert Romines welcomed hundreds of teachers back to school Monday for the 2013-2014 school year. Romines says Moore has faced many difficulties since the tornado struck 84 days ago and destroyed Briarwood Elementary and Plaza Towers Elementary. Seven students were killed at Plaza Towers but Romines says the school district will be stronger than ever. Classes will resume on Friday. Officials say the district has 750 more students than were enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year. Storms that stuck the area on May 20 and May 31 damaged 23 of 36 school sites in Moore. Moore, Okla., schools ready for reopening after devastating tornado Associated Press OPA-LOCKA A funeral has been held in Miami for three elderly sisters who died within days of each other. The Miami Herald reports Jacqueline Finley Livingston, 81, died of ovarian cancer on July 29. Later that day, her sister Helen Eloise Finley Spires, 80, died in Maryland. Two days after that, their sister Audrey Finley, 78, died at a Miami nursing home. The sisters were buried in three identical white caskets on Friday at a cemetery in Opa-locka. At their funeral, Rev. Richard L. Marquess-Barry said Livingston would not leave her sisters behind to suffer. Livingston was the oldest of Chesterfield and Grace Gibson Finleys seven children. According to The Herald, she left Miami for Florida A& M University in 1950 hoping to become a nurse. But soon her mother asked her to come home to help care for her younger siblings. And thats what she did for the next six decades. The pastor said their mother instilled in her chi ldren a deep love for one another. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles S HOULDI CALLTHEREPAIRMAN?By STEVE GINZBURG ACROSS 1 Shows worry, in a way 6 Times before eves 10 Ice cream truck music, e.g. 14 Military hat 18 Curved connector 19 Conquest of Caesar 20 Where woolly mammoths once roamed 21 Does some kitchen prep work 22 Harder to come by 23 Tree experts 25 Part of IV 26 Span 27 The jigsaw ... 29 Antiglare wear 31 Ruling classes 32 The F.D.I.C. was created during his presidency 34 Genteel affairs 35 Sports venue 36 Folklore figures 40 The elevator ... 45 Pottery decorators 47 Get 48 Tilted 51 Don Jos in Carmen, e.g. 52 Column on a Clue notepad 53 The mosquito zapper ... 57 Conversation inhibiter 58 He said, Every great film should seem new every time you see it 60 Not the inside track? 61 Wrap (up) 63 Fire 64 Take in 65 T, by telegraph 68 Glands on top of the kidneys 73 Of Ninevehs home: Abbr. 75 Muslim headdress 77 The quiz-grading machine ... 81 Express, as a deep sigh 83 Coin with a twoheaded eagle 84 London weights 85 Agent on The XFiles 86 Having a knack for 89 The crosswalk signal ... 92 Naldi of film 93 Like the samba and salsa 96 Sinuous dance 97 Charlottes Web setting 98 1972 musical or its 2013 revival 100 Quirky 104 The film-processing machine at the movie studio ... 108 Curling implement 111 Arkansass ___ National Forest 112 Impossible to tell apart 113 Comes down hard 114 Essays 115 Vladimirs veto 116 Capitol Hill sight 117 Kind of beauty 118 Smooth, in a way 119 Certifications on some college apps 120 Calm down now 121 Bar, at the bar DOWN 1 Result of some heavy petting? 2 Quatrain rhyme scheme 3 Place to find a date 4 Words of farewell 5 Savvy, in a way 6 High Muslim honorific 7 China setting 8 Rode down a river, in a way 9 Soapbox derby necessity 10 Nonclerical 11 Provider of passports, e.g. 12 Minute 13 With 37-Down, restaurant offering with many small dishes 14 Part of a honeymoon suite, perhaps 15 Prefix with -plasm 16 Paddington Bears country of origin 17 Attends 21 Wines partner 24 Online news aggregation inits. 28 Right-leaning: Abbr. 30 Caught 32 Coastal feature 33 The Souls of Black Folk author, 1903 35 Item dropped on Wile E. Coyote in Road Runner cartoons 37 See 13-Down 38 ___ rock 39 Parts of Eastern Eur., once 41 Highland headwear 42 Tidy up, in a way 43 Carry-___ 44 Licks, e.g. 46 Mailing label abbr. 49 Cant Get It Out of My Head band, briefly 50 S.F.s division 53 Spells badly? 54 Childish retort 55 Much-hyped Google product 56 Like some hot cereals 59 Teller of tales 62 Hung some strips 66 On sale 67 Lack 69 It makes a flea flee 70 Te ___ (Rihanna song) 71 Biography subtitled A Revolutionary Life 72 Platform locales: Abbr. 73 A.M.A. part: Abbr. 74 Tart dessert 76 Stop-and-start, startand-stop 77 Funny Drescher 78 Car make whose name sounds like a Cockney greeting 79 Uh-huh, sure 80 Job listing letters 82 Kays follower 85 Go soft 87 Dinner in a can, maybe 88 Haunted house sound 90 Pride of St. Louis 91 Onetime NBC news anchor 94 Hippie T-shirt technique 95 I agree! 99 Classes 100 Laborare ___ orare (Freemason motto) 101 Chasten 102 Hot ___ 103 Caddie selections 104 Braille, essentially 105 Biblical prophet 106 Useless 107 Echidna food 109 It may get dipped in milk 110 Fig. near an m.p.g. rating 12345 6789 10111213 14151617 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3233 34 35 36373839 40 41 424344 4546 47 48 4950 51 52 5354 5556 57 5859 60 616263 64 656667 6869 70717273 747576 777879 80 8182 83 84 85 86 8788 89 9091 92 939495 96 97 9899 100101102 103 104105106 107 108 109110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 Solution on page B5 Did you ever glance at those well-lit pictures in a magazine and wish for a room that looked as inviting as the images in their pages. We want the feel of those pictures but we have no clue where to start to accomplish it. Dont feel bad because I can help you get started on your dream home and it can be done in babysteps. Our biggest problem is that we dont know where to start. We see the beautifully put together rooms and we get overwhelmed. Then we put the magazine down and give up before we ever get started. I was scared to death to remodel our home. When Robert and I married in 1996,I had a house full of clutter and so did he. We put our clutter together and then went to estate auctions to buy more. We called ourselves upgrading the furniture that we already had. Oh,we got some great deals,but it is so hard to see what you have when your home is filled with clutter. It was only when we started to get rid of our clutter that we could selectively know what we needed to purchase. It took us about nine months to slowly eliminate our clutter. I like to think of it as giving birth to a new me. As the clutter disappeared,I could see in my minds eye what I wanted for our home and not the piles of stuff that clouded my vision. I began to feel the peace that I had always searched for and it was hiding underneath my hot spots. Slowly our home became clutter free and peaceful. It still was not decorated as those pictures in the magazines,but it hugged us when we walked in the door. Even with the green shag carpet from the s our home was inviting and my routines were helping me to keep our home company ready just for us. This was a blessing but it also created another level of fear in me. With the clutter gone we could see that our home needed updating. Every room in our home needed help. We could actually see the forest for the first time. We looked closely at each room. I took a note pad and put on a different set of eyes to examine our home. Just imagine that you are a real estate agent and you are going to help your client get their home ready to sell. Grab a clipboard and your pen. I am going to walk you though your home. We started with our one butt kitchen and our coppertone appliances. I began to jot down everything that I felt made our home outdated. Then we looked at the outside of our home, our bathrooms,living room, bedrooms and back deck. We examined our heating unit and our side porch. Then we went to dinner to discuss what to do first. This was so frightening to me. I was afraid of allowing the clutter and CHAOS to invade our home again. Once I realized that I could do this by taking babysteps and by taking care of me during this process,I was willing to take the next step. I found if my bed was made every day and our room clean then I could function through a remodel. You can do this too with your routines in place to guide you and by flinging your clutter so that you have a clean palette to start with. You will be surprised at how much better your home will feel when you love yourself enough to take babysteps. The best compliment I have ever received is that our home looks just like us. This is because we only have things in our home that make us smile. Are you ready to FLY into building your dream home one babystep at a time? Each week we are in a different zone. This helps us to focus Get rid of your clutter and find your home. For more help getting rid of your clutter and CHAOS, check out her website and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or read her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House. Help me build a Habitat Home this year, www.share.habitat.org/flyladybuildproject. Bless others with your clutter by donating it to a Habitat for Humanity Restore near you. Copyright 2013 Marla Cilley Used by permission in this publication. How to get over your fear of decorating Dear Abby: My 22-year-old daughter and her two young children live with me. She doesnt work,which is fine. I dont mind supporting her because Id rather have the kids see their mom. I spent most of my life as a single mom,working long hours and not seeing my kids. My work has finally paid off,and Im at a point where,while not rich,I can support my daughter and grandbabies. The problem is the baby daddy. He has a history of drug abuse,theft and jail time. He works only parttime jobs,which he loses monthly. He gives my daughter nothing and treats her as if she owes him. I dont want to support him,but he has moved in and wont leave my house. I have told him to go,that hes welcome to visit the kids,but he ignores me. Its like talking to a wall. He wont even acknowledge that I told him to leave. He acts like hes king of the castle when its my home! I cant take it anymore. I pay all the bills. I told my daughter,and she ignores me as well. My oldest son has offered to talk to them for me. I dont want to lose my grandbabies. They are my purpose in life. Please help. Furious in Pennsylvania Dear Furious: Part of your problem may be the degree to which you enable your daughter. You wont be around forever. She needs to learn to be independent so she can support herself and those children. Clearly, Baby Daddy isnt man enough to be of any assistance. If he has lived with you for a while,you may need a lawyer to get him out. According to Los Angeles attorney Lee Dresie:You can get rid of the freeloader by giving him a 30-day notice to leavein writing. It should say,You have 30 days to leave my home. If you dont,I will bring an action to evict you.If he still refuses to go,consult an attorney who specializes in eviction law. This is Abby again: Be sure you have a witness present when the notice is given so Baby Daddy cant deny receiving it. Your son could be that witness,and yes, he should be aske d to lead the discussion on how to resolve this situation. It is also troubling that the daughter for whom you provide food an d shelter is ignoring you. Youre treated this way because you dont assert yourself. Please do it before Baby Daddy impregnates her again and you have fou r people to support. Dear Abby: Im 27 and have an issue that has bothered me for most of my lif e. I have overly hot/sweaty hands and feet. When I was dating women,they wouldnt want to hold my hand, which bothered me a lot. Also,my friends sometimes make fun of me for it. I am entering a profession that will require lots of handshaking with potential clients. This will be an iss ue for me because I dont want to make a bad impression. Do you have any suggestions? Sweaty in North Dako ta Dear Sweaty: Yes! The re is help for your problem, and the way to get it is to talk with a dermatologist. There is a product that can curb the excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis),but a doct or must prescribe it for you. Botox injections could also help,but they should be administered by a physician. There is also a machine used to treat this condition. The dermatologist can help you decide which solution would be th e best for you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included.) Freeloading baby daddy refuses to hit the road Dear Abby FLY Lady Leanne Ely By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment WriterNEW YORK The d ystopian science fiction t hriller Elysiumtopped the w eekend box office with $ 30.5 million,according to s tudio estimates Sunday, e nough to beat three newc omers,including the J ennifer Aniston comedy Were the Millers. Sonys Elysium,directe d by Neill Blomkamp and s tarring Matt Damon,opened i n line with expectations,but s till debuted somewhat mode stly for a $115 million a ction film. It couldnt m atch Blomkamps previous f ilm,the $30 million District 9,which opened w ith $37.4 million in August 2 009. But Elysiumwas able to c ome out on top in a crowde d weekend,with three other n ew wide releases:the Rr ated Warner Bros. comedy Were the Millers,starring J ason Sudeikis and Aniston ( $26.6 million over the w eekend,a strong $38 mill ion since opening Tuesday n ight); Disneys Carsspino ff Planes($22.5 million) a nd Foxs fantasy sequel Percy Jackson:Sea of M onsters($14.6 million o ver the weekend,$23.5 mill ion since Wednesday). District 9was somet hing of a phenomenon:a r elatively low-budget scie nce-fiction film from a f irst-time,South African d irector that made over $210 m illion worldwide and lande d four Academy Awards n ominations,including best p icture. Like District 9, Elysiumis rife with alleg ory,a futuristic tale heavy w ith contemporary themes of w ealth discrepancy,health c are and immigration. Elysium tops box office with $30.5 million

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Page B12 News-SunWednesday, August 14, 2013 www.newssun.com What a week. I had some m uch-needed time off last w eek and I sure had a great t ime. I didnt even leave t he county and only left S ebring one time to go to A von Park to play golf at R iver Greens. I played golf e very day and enjoyed p laying the Firemens tourn ament on Saturday at Sun N Lake. I ate well during my b reak. I had fruits and s moothies for breakfast and t hen enjoyed some sort of g rab-and-go lunches and f or dinners I had hearth ealthy salads with chicken o r fish. In March, I weighed 217 p ounds and as of August, I a m proud to say I now w eigh 180 and feel like I a m in the best shape ever. I w as able to do this through w atching what I eat and e xercise. I think people have a h ard time sticking to diets b ecause they try and stop e ating things that they like b ut know are bad for them. I couldnt do that because I k new it would only be a m atter of time before I w ould find myself eating p oorly again. So what w orked for me was to cont inue eating all the bad s tuff that I loved but I also a dded 8 ounces of vegetab les to my diet and then a dded 8 ounces more as a m id-day snack on the next w eek. What that did was give t he feeling of satisfaction i n the afternoons when I w ould be craving some k ind of junk food. It also r eplaces that junk food w ith something good for y ou, and in time I had f ewer cravings for that j unk food. I know it doesn t sound like much fun to e at broccoli in the aftern oons as opposed to that f avorite candy bar, howeve r your mind and body will t hank you for it in the long r un. This week, I have a simp le home-made granola r ecipe for you that you can m ake and store in an airt ight container for later u se. Cheers, Chef. Homemade granola 1-1/3 pound Cereal, O atmeal, Quick, Dry 2/3 cup Wheat Germ 2/3 cup Sugar, Brown, L ight 2-2/3 tbs. Honey 1-1/3 tsp. Flavoring, E xtract, Vanilla, Imitation 1-1/3 tbs. Spice, C innamon, Ground Combine all ingredients a nd mix well. Spread mixt ure evenly on a sheet pan. B ake at 350 F (325 F conv ection) for 15-20 minutes o r until golden brown. Stir m ixture every five minutes. C ool and place in airtight c ontainer for storage. Tim Spain is System E xecutive Chef with Florida H ospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison H ealthcare Food Service. He can be reached at tim.spain@ahss.org/. Snack on veggies W hats Cooking Chefs Corner Tim Spain FAMILYFEATURES Flavors from south of the border are always a crowd favorite. Theyre also a quick, easy way to get dinner on the table in a hurry. Celebrity chef Aarn Snchez shares his favorite weeknight recipes, which use easy, flavorful ingredients to get families out of the kitchen and at the table in record time. As a chef with a young family, I love creating delicious dishes that are quick and easy to prepare, Snchez said. My new Ortega recipes bring that flavor and simplicity together. Enjoy. To find more great recipes, visit www.ortega.com.Fundido Fiesta FlatsServings: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes 1 pound ground beef 1 1.25-ounce package Ortega Taco Seasoning Mixor40%Less SodiumTaco Seasoning Mix 1/2 cup water 6 ounces American cheese, cubed 1 16-ounce jarOrtega Salsa, any variety 12 Ortega Fiesta Flats Taco Shells Chopped fresh cilantro Brown beef in large skillet over medium-high heat; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Meanwhile, combine cheese and one cup salsa in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, until smooth. Evenly spoon meat mixture into Fiesta Flats and top with cheese mixture. Top with additional salsa and sprinkle with cilantro. If desired, also top with Ortega Taco Sauce and Diced Green Chiles. Chicken Taco CasseroleServings: 6 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes 12 Ortega yellow corn or white corn taco shells 3 cups shredded cooked chicken 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese 2 cups chicken stock 1 1.25-ounce package Ortega 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix 1 16 ounce container sourcream 1 16 ounce jarOrtega Salsa, any variety Juice of 1 lime Preheat oven to 350F. Break taco shells into large chips. Combine taco chips, chicken, cheese, stock and taco seasoning in large mixing bowl. Spread mixture in 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Top with 1 1/2 cups sour cream; pour salsa over sour cream. Bake for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbling. Meanwhile, stir lime juice into remaining sour cream. Remove casserole from oven, drizzle sour cream and lime mixture over top and serve at once.Mexican LasagnaServings: 8 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 1.25-ounce package Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix 1/2 cup water, divided 1 16-ounce can Ortega Refried Beans 9 Ortega FlourSoft Tortillas 2 10-ounce cans Ortega Mild Red Enchilada Sauce 1 16-ounce jarOrtega Thick and Chunky Salsa 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack orcheddarcheese Preheat oven to 350F. Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium heat and cook onion and garlic for 4 minutes or until softened. Add ground beef and cook for 4 minutes or until browned. Stir in taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water. Cook for 2 minutes o r until sauce thickens. Heat refried beans in microwave or small saucepan and stir in remaining 1/4 cup water to thin slightly. Cut one tortilla in half and fit cut ends at either end of a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Arrange two tortillas, slightly overlapping, to cover th e bottom. Layer 1/3 refried beans, 1/3 meat mixture and 1 can enchilada sauce. Repeat to make a second layer. Repeat to make a third layer using salsa instead of enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with chees e. Bake for 20 minutes or until lasagna is bubbling and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. If desired, top servings with sour cream and diced green onion.Mini-Meatball Fiesta FlatsServings: 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes 4 Ortega Taco Shells, any variety 1/2 pound ground pork 1/2 1.25-ounce package Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix or40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 10-ounce can Ortega Mild Red Enchilada Sauce 1/4 cup water 2 ripe avocados 1 1-ounce package Ortega Guacamole Seasoning Mix 12 Ortega Fiesta Flats Taco Shells Shredded lettuce Place taco shells in food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form. (Or place in resealable plastic bag and crush.) Combine crumbs, pork and taco seasoning in mixing bowl. Form mixture into small meatballs, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Heat oil in large skillet and brown meatballs lightly, in batches if necessary, about 5 minu tes per batch, turning fre quently. Return meatballs to skillet and add enchilada sauce and water. Bring to boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked. Meanwhile, mash avocados and stir in guacamole seasoning mix. Let rest in the refriger ator according to package instructions. Toserve,spoonmeatballsandsauceintoFiestaFlats.Topeachwithshreddedlettuceand guacamole.Ifdesired,alsotopwithOrtegaTacoSauceandDicedGreenChiles. Chef Aarn Snchez Chicken Taco Casserole Mini-Meatball Fiesta Flats Mexican Lasagna Fundido Fiesta Flats