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The news-sun
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N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, August 18, 2013 Volume 94/Number 99 | 75 cents www.newssun .com Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: www.newssun.com 099099401007 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 2 A shower or T-storm in the PM High 91 Low 75Details, A10 20 ways to pinch pennies and still eat healthyLIVING, B12 Business A8 Classifieds A9 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear Abby B11 Editorial & OpinionA3 Entertainment B10 Horoscope B11 Outdoors B5 Sudoku Puzzle B11 Index Ready to rumbleSebring volleyball, football team s ready to get fall seasons under waySPORTS, B1 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands County students will see a slew of new faces in the hallways and classrooms when they get on campus Monday for the first day of the 2013-2014 school year. After a large amount of retirees bid farewell to their teaching days at the end of last school year, the Highlands County School Districts Human Resources, Recruitment and Professional Development (HRRPD) department knew this recruitment year would be a big one. Vivianne Waldron, HRRPD director, set a goal of hiring 130 new teachers for the district in June and has nearly completed the goal. We have 122 new teachers to the district, said Waldron. We had lots of vacancies at the end of the school year. Woodlawn and Memorial specifi cally had several. The large major ity of the vacancies were at the elementary level. Compared to secondary schools, about 60 percent of the newly hired teachers will be working in the elementary schools this year. Waldron and her team of recruiters and human resources personnel attended the Great Florida Teach-In in Tampa in early June. There, Waldron was able to make connections with a large majority of the new instructors that will be in classrooms this year. We had the opportunity District adds 122 new teachers Vivianne Waldron hiring directorThe group weve hired this year are more experienced and capable than any group weve had recently. We just feel really confident about these teachers. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Its the midd le of the summer doldrums i n the Heartland and July u nemployment figures r eleased by the Florida D epartment of Economic O pportunity on Friday r eflect the time of year.. Of the 39,429 members l isted as the countys workf orce, there were 3,549 out o f work here last month. T hat translated to a 9 percent j oblessness figure. While it w as up .7 percent from June n umbers, it still was better t han July 2012 when the c ountys unemployment rate w as said to be 10.7 percent. Highlandsrate was well a bove both the seasonally a nd non-seasonally adjusted a verage for the state of F lorida, which were regist ered as 7.1 percent and 7.4 p ercent, respectively. Statewide, officials of the U .S. Department of Labors B ureau of Labor Statistics Summer slump for jobs Unemployment rate up to 9% See JOBLESS, A5 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Southwest F lorida Water Management District s ent a letter to Country Club Utilities w arning them of the consequences if a dispute between the district and C ountry Club Utilities over water u sage is not resolved. On Tuesday, Highlands County commissioners will discuss a letter from SWFWMD Executive Director Blake Guillory that was sent to the board members, asking for their help in obtaining compliance on overpumping issues by Country Club Utilities, the firm is owned and operated by District 5 Commissioner and commission Vice-Chairman Greg Harris. Water management officials reportedly are unhappy about a decade of overpumpage by customers on that system, something Harris has said he can do nothing about. Commission Chairman Jack Richie said he had consulted with Highlands County Attorney Ross Macbeth on County to discuss Country Club water use dispute Water district warns of dire consequences See COUNTRY, A7 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Landscape irrigation for the large lots at the Country Club of Sebring is the main culprit behind the overpumping of w ater that has Country Club Utilities, owned by County Commissioner Greg Harris, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District at odds. Courtesy photo Former Avon Park Community Child Development Center Director Velma Lumpkin says that the states education system for preschoolers is broken, but not hopeless. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Although Velma Lumpkin has retired as the director of the Avon Park Community Child Development Center, she still has a lot to say about the state of education in Florida, especially regarding the youngest students. Monday she sat down with the News-Sun and talked about her concerns. Somethings wrong, she said. Were doing a terrible job with our children. Due to sequestration, early education is in real financial trouble. For example, she said, the old Volunteer Pre-Kindergarten program was a very good model, when Florida tried to get it right. But, they (the state legislature) just cut VPK last year, and again this year, so now it provides only three hours of instruction a day. There should be at least six hours a day. Lumpkin:Early education suffering in Florida Former Community Child Development Center says we may have to hit bottom before changes are made See LUMPKIN, A5 See NEW, A4

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Page A2 News-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; social security above lottery; 0 0 0 3 1 3 9 0 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; auto accident below lottery; 0 0 0 3 1 5 2 1 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 69.3% No 30.7% Total votes: 267 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Aug. 16 713263646MB: 37x4Next jackpot $51 millionAug. 13 231323741MB: 40x4 Aug. 9 1120303438MB: 12x:3 Aug. 13 3616303140x:5Next jackpot $53 millionAug. 10 204446485253x:3 Aug. 7 293346484952x:2 Aug. 16 89103435 Aug. 15 613141526 Aug. 14 113151829 Aug. 13 15232933 Aug. 16 (n) 9696 Aug. 16 (d) 1227 Aug. 15 (n) 7131 Aug. 15 (d) 4767 Aug. 16 (n) 192 Aug. 16 (d) 937 Aug. 15 (n) 292 Aug. 15 (d) 580 Aug. 16 214262711 Aug. 13 232353815 Aug. 9 1113224018 Aug. 6 1031333816 Aug. 14 411174351 PB: 20Next jackpot $60 millionAug. 10 412143758 PB: 13 Aug. 7 525305859 PB: 32 Lottery Center Highway Park plans annual Fun Day LAKE 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, free 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 supplies will be accepted at the 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 existence since 1991 and incorporated since 1996.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet Tuesday at Homers Buffet, Sebrin g Square. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. This is the final summe r lunch-only meeting. There will not be a business meeting. Business/luncheo n meetings will resume Sep t. 17. All meetings are open to active and retired federal employees and their spouses. For information, call L.R. Corky Dabe, president, at 382-9447.Casey to speak to Tea PartySEBRINGJohn Casey, editor of the Global Climate Status Report (GCSR) and author of Cold Sun will speak at Tuesdays Highlands County Tea Party meeting. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring, Square. There is a buffet at 5 p.m.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke by Bil-Di from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Ladies Auxiliary Phillys dinner is from 4-6 p.m. Friday, with music by Todd Allen. Sons of American Legion breakfast is from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Legion Riders meet at 10:30 a.m. Roadkill folCommunity Briefs Continued on A4 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING School will b e back in session next week h ere in Highlands County. In a ddition to reading, writing a nd arithmetic, local agricult ural educators reportedly are l ooking for help from ranche rs, grove owners and others i n the industry to help with t heir FFAchapters, as well as i n their instructional prog rams. Danielle Daum of H appiness Farms has sent o ut a letter to local agricult uralists in an effort to e ngender some local support f rom the industry. Our local middle and h igh school agriculture prog rams and FFAchapters are d oing wonderful things for o ur youth, said Megan S tein, recently elected presid ent of Florida FFA A ssociation. It is our hope t hat businesses and individua ls in the county will rally t ogether to help these prog rams prosper and thrive. The number of students i nvolved in localagriculture a nd FFAprograms reportedly i s soaring due to early expos ure through Ag Venture and A g Literacy Day. Thats something we s hould be proud of, Daum s aid. The local teacher/advis ors have been working hard t o keep the students excited and interested, but it takes having hands-onactivities to compliment classroom instruction. In addition to classes, instructors train FFAteams in numerous Career Development Events such as livestock and citrus judging, parliamentary procedure and public speaking programs travel with the youngsters to their competitions. They also incorporate new programs and activities. All of this is being done on a shoestring budget, Daum said. In order for these programs to thrive they require materials beyond classroom supplies such as fertilizer, potting soil, herbicides, seeds and plants material/ Daum recently issued lists of needs for the various schools in the area, challenging agriculturalists, businesses and individuals to see if they can help fulfill the needs. In Lake Placid, middle school students have a school garden employing both raised beds and a greenhouse. They also are working on a number of aquarium projects as well as school beautification and landscaping. Lake Placid High School students meanwhile have a citrus tree planting project and livestock projects with both cattle and hogs. In Avon Park, middle school students have a greenhouse and a hydroponic gardens while high schoolers in the have an irrigated shadehouse and a land lab with citrus and a vegetable garden area. In addition to raising livestock, Sebring students are adding a dog grooming component to their Veterinary Assisting program to complement their land lab activities. That includes greenhouses, vegetable garden, animal barns and agriculture mechanics. Hill-Gustat Middle School students are looking to add varieties of citrus along with their greenhouse and animal barns on campus. There are extensive lists available for each of the schools. Interested citizens can call Resource Teacher Gary Lee at 214-6748 or 471-5610 or by email at leeg@highlands.k12.fl.us. Agriculturalists asked to help out in classroom Next question: Should the City of Sebring be willing to take a loss on the sale of Harder Hall in order to get the property off its books? Special to the News-SunSEBRING The F lorida Department of E nvironmental Protections H ighlands Hammock State P ark will conduct a series o f prescribed burns during t he week of Aug. 19-23, w eather permitting. The prescribed burn will c onsist of approximately 1 00 acres of scrubby flatw oods on the south side of t he Seven Lakes Property a nd approximately 200 a cres of Mesic Flatwoods w ithin Highlands H ammock State Park. P rescribed fires are only c onducted when weather p arameters are suitable. T he final decision to burn i s made daily, after reviewi ng the Predicted Fire W eather forecast for that p articular day and after o btaining a burn authorizat ion from the Florida Forest S ervice. Prescribed burning mimi cs natural fire cycles to r estore healthy forests and n atural communities, r educe undergrowth that a ccumulates over time and d ecreases the potential for w ildfire. Burned lands e xperience an increase in n ative wildflowers, birds a nd other wildlife. For more information on F lorida's award-winning s tate parks, visit w ww.FloridaStateParks.org To learn more about pres cribed burning, visit w ww.goodfires.org/. Burns set for state park this week News-Sun staffAVON PARK Due to the popularity of the Flushing for Jade fundraiser, the event has been extended. The beneficiary of this fundraiser is the family of 14-year-old Jade Jackson who was diagnosed this summer with an ependymoma tumor, a type of brain cancer. The Flushing fundraiser works simply. Anyone wishing to participate (donate money) calls 2456877 and places an order for the toilet to be placed in a persons yard. The person who placed the toilet order pays $10. If the homeowner wants the potty removed from their yard, it will cost $15. It will be $20 to have the toilet removed and placed in the yard of your choice and $30 to buy insurance so it does not visit your yard again. Look for purple toilets to place in yards across the county especially in Avon Park and Sebring in an effort to help the Jackson family. Flushing for Jade event extended Jade Jackson CLEARWATER (AP) A24-year-old s outhwest Florida woman is facing several c harges after authorities say she fled the s cene of a crash and intentionally struck one o f the officers pursuing her. Largo Police were looking for a silver S aturn involved in a hit and run in Clearwater o n Friday. They say the car was also involved i n a second hit and run at a gas station parking lot. Police tried to pull over driver Nicole Syphers. She stopped, but authorities say she quickly put the vehicle in reverse and struck one officer and narrowly missed hitting another. Both officers fired at Sypherscar. She was caught after she jumped out of the car and tried to flee. Woman charged with hitting police officer with car

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TODAYSEDITORIAL 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-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 Page A3 Blank screens encased in plastic d ont excite the sense of possibility and r enewed hope that come with fresh n otebooks, the pages still white and u nwrinkled; or sharpened new pencils, t heir erasers pink and unchewed. Sadly students who begin school in t he coming technological era will never k now what they have missed, having n ever experienced anything else. All they will know of the analog, m anual world will come second hand f rom listening to us. As our grandparents used to say, I h ad to walk a mile to school, up hill b oth ways, well be telling our grandc hildren We had to lug around 100 p ounds of books everywhere, everyd ay. One thing, however, will not change: T he butterfly stomach and sweaty palms that come with the first day of school, especially for the youngest of students going to kindergarten for the first time. For example true story there was a five year old boy who was so afraid his first day ever of school that he clung to his mothers skirt so tightly the fastener broke and it fell to her feet leaving her in her slip. But this mother simply stepped out of the skirt walked to her car and drove away. Lo and behold, within a week her son was acclimated, enthusiastic and active. That scene (or ones similar to it) will continue to repeat themselves throughout time. The key is creating safe classrooms, where students are encouraged to try new things and think in new ways. Engaged students look forward to going to school despite the challenges, or even better, because of the challenges. For parents, these first days of school are the time to soothe nerves and praise effort; to create routines that include study time, exercise and plenty of sleep. For teachers it is the time to get back into character, setting an example by being fair, working hard and dressing professionally. For the rest of us it is the time to model community spirit by driving slowly on neighborhood roads and exercising patience when teen-agers pour out into the streets at the end of the day. One last true story: Aboy couldnt stop crying as his mother brought him kicking and screaming to his first day of school. The mother was distraught, but the school principal told her not to worry, hed soon fit in. Sure enough, when the mother came to pick up her son that afternoon he didnt want to leave. He wouldnt stop crying and had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the car. Some things will never change A nother school year begins Monday. One day soon students will tuck their electronic tablets and electronic books into their back packs as they h ead out into new courses of study. There will be somet hing missing when that happens, despite technologys o bvious advantages. I like my name. Yes, have a last name like Ware and you get all kinds of wits wanting you to name your kids Tupper and Under. And these are people who claim to love me. But Im fine with my last name. Im also pretty content with my first name, Laura. The nickname for it, Lori, isnt bad either, though my mom was the only person to call me that with any regularity. When Don and I were expecting our kids, we thought very hard about what we wanted to name them. We tested initials, looked up meanings, referred to the Bible for inspiration. We came up with John David and James Michael, and if they dont like what they wound up with, theyve kept it to themselves. Naming the boys John and James has had unintended consequences, however. In the Bible, two of the apostles are brothers named John and James. Jesus nicknames them Sons of Thunder. Recalling some of their fights, I find that nickname apt. I even refer to it in a book I dedicated to my sons last year. Naming a child badly can have unfortunate consequences. Kids can be cruel. Also, if a name is hard to spell or pronounce, it can lead to difficulties later in life. This is why Im mystified that a mother and father actually wanted to name their child Messiah. I am not kidding. According to an article I linked to from the Drudge Report, Jaleesa Martin and the father of the 7-month old had agreed to name the child Messiah. However, they couldnt agree on a last name, so they went to a judge for a ruling. The Tennessee judge ruled on the last name. And, above and beyond what was requested, she ordered the first name be changed as well. Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew said, The word Messiah is a title and it's a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ. She ordered that the childs name be changed to Martin DeShawn McCullough. Ballew also instructed the parents to change the name on the birth certificate. According to the article, she said that the decision was best for the child, because having the name Messiah in a primarily Christian community could cause problems down the line. Messiahs mom isnt buying it. Shes appealing the decision. According to her, she thought the name was unique and sounded good alongside his sibling s names, Micah and Mason. According to www.wbir.com, the name Messiah is growing in pop ularity. In 2011, it was the 633rd most popular name in the United States. In 2012, it jumped to 387th. (Statistics taken from the Social Security Administrations annual li st of the top 1000 baby names) My first reaction to the story is that Messiah isnt the greatest choice fo r a first name. The jokes it will generate will be considerable. And what are the chances that the poor kid s nickname will be Mess? Unique is not always a good choice. On the other hand, the judge was out of line. She wasnt asked to rule on the babys first name. Her per sonal feelings aside, it rea lly is the parentschoice. And yes, parents have the right to do something stupid as long as it doesnt hurt the kid. If that were illegal, a lot more people would be in jail, myself included. So while I agree that Messiah isnt the best choice of a name for a kid, the judge needs to back o ff. Jesus has big shoulders; He can handle His title being hung on a child. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. By any other name Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 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. Ive been thinking about the sorry state of American culture, and that made me reminisce about the Cold War. You r emember the Cold War. It b rought us espionage, a lliances with cheesy dictat ors and a devotion to maki ng bombs. And throughout i t all, we lived in constant f ear that the Soviets were g oing to blow us up. Ah, the good old days! The fear of nuclear holoc aust had its upside. It drove u s closer to our God and to o ur families. We paid our b ills on time. We treated our f ellow man with more r espect. We did the things p eople are likely to do when t hey worry that, at any m oment, they may be meeti ng their maker. The economy wasnt bad, e ither. Thanks in part to the b uildup of arms under P resident Reagan, everyone h ad a job, even my college b uddy Faz. He graduated w ith the lowest mechanical e ngineering grade-point a verage in Penn State histor y, yet he got work designing s hell casings for torpedoes at a Virginia plant. Our love lives were better. D uring the Cold War, most w omen didnt want to be shipped to faraway places to lie on their bellies and get shot at by communists. They wanted men to do that. And when President Reagan called the Soviet Union the Evil Empire, American men were getting dates in unprecedented numbers. Sure, the Cold War had a few drawbacks. The Bay of Pigs was no picnic. And most people got tired of letters to the editor from nutty guys who wrote: Why dont we build a large pair of glasses and set them across our great nation? Then we can say to the Russians: You wouldnt fight a country with glasses, would you? For the most part, though, the Cold War was about a constant fear that kept us in check. But things took a bad turn in 1985 when Gorbachev turned the Soviets into a bunch of softies. He talked about freedom. His government stopped telling the press what to write. By 1989, the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, and that ruined everything. Without a great enemy to unite us, America turned its focus inward. We began to squabble among ourselves. Environmentalists formed powerful organizations to make us feel guilty for driving our cars and heating our houses. Animal activists made us feel awful for eating dinner. Other groups told us we were racist anti-multiculturalists. Women turned on men. Now, we never know after we compliment a woman whether well be greeted with a smile or a lawsuit. Today, we are more divided politically and culturally than at any time in my 51 years. We have 24/7 media fanning the flames of our discord to gin up ratings and ad revenue. Nobody is getting along. Were so blinded by our inwardness, we overlook the fact that the Earth is still filled with evil forces, and we are still but one nuclear explosion away from utter chaos and worldwide unrest. Free of such real worries, weve elevated matters of small importance into great affairs as we have downplayed matters of truly great importance debt, deficits, spending and inability to address all three that may soon be our undoing. Were we a more thoughtful and reasonable people, we might make the intelligent decision to set aside petty matters and come together to focus on the real problems. That would take leadership, however, which we are badly lacking these days. Thats why, in these divided times, I long for the simplicity of the Cold War. How grand it was when worried children were taught to huddle under their desks and adults were kept honest by genuine worries. Boy, we could use another Cold War about now. Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood and Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty! is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. Send comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Why I sometimes long for the Cold War Guest Column Tom Purcell

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to interview a lot of highly qualified teachers there. The group weve hired this year are more experienced and capable than any group weve had recently, Waldron said. We just feel really confident about these teachers. Almost all of the new hires are from out of county. Waldron and the HR department spearheaded a wide range of advertising to promote Highlands County as a destination where teachers can come and be a vital part of studentslives. Advertising was done in many places online, teacher magazines, job boards, minority publications, just everywhere. We still have seven ads out there for a few positions, looking for a vision impaired instructor and a few other instructors, Waldron said. The biggest challenge Waldron has had to face is recruiting minority professionals to the area. Alarge emphasis was placed this year on getting different ethnic groups to come to the county and instruct. We try more every year to get a larger representation of minority teachers. Its a challenge. Its hard to get minorities, specifically young minorities, to move here to teach. Theres just not a lot of things for the demographic to enjoy here. We need the qualified, minority teachers more and more and we are excited to say that this year we were successful in recruiting a larger number of Hispanic and African-American teachers, said Waldron. The 2013-2014 school year has proven to be the second largest teacher recruitment in recent years in 2007 the district added 160 teachers. Last school year, Waldron and the HR department hired just over 60 new instructors. I cant say for sure, but we are expecting the enrollment numbers to be up so we definitely need the teachers in the classrooms this year. The superintendent will begin counting on Monday. The second week in October the numbers are reported to the DOE (Department of Education). Around mid-October, if class sizes are too large we then will have to recruit more instructors or place certified teachers assistants in classrooms, said Waldron. Having qualified, capable teachers in the classroom is the most important thing for these students. The Highlands County School District has a total of 900 instructors. Page A4 News-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 www.newssun.com CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 8 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 8/4/13; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 3 SALVATION ARMY ATTN: PLANNED G; 7.444"; 3"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 3 1 7 4 2 GARYSCHINDEWOLF Gary Frank Schindewolf, 74, of Sebring, passed away A ug. 14, 2013. He was b orn in Trenton, N.J., son o f the late Henry and L ouise Schindewolf. He w as a veteran of the U.S. M arine Corps. He married M arjorie on March 30, 1 991 in Sebring, Fla. Gary w orked for Local, and r etired as a licensed p lumbing inspector. An avid fisherman, Gary w as preceded in death by s even brothers and sisters, a son, Eric and a grandson, A nthony Morreale. He is s urvived by his wife, M arjorie; sons, David ( Shelly) of Robinsville, N .J. and Steven of S ebring; step-children, A udrey (Warren) Maruca or Hamilton Square, N.J., Brian (Christie) Bralynski of Robinsville, N.J., Caryn (Jeffrey) Wilson of Burlington, N.J., Lydia (Tony) Morreale of Lawrenceville, N.J. and Raymond Bralynski of Yardley, Pa.; and 11 grandchildren. Amemorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Morris Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Harold Johnson officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or online at www.victoryjunction.org. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com. ANDREWPALONIS Andrew H. Palonis, 61, of Sebring, Fla., died Aug. 12, 2 013. Andy was born in S t. Petersburg, Fla. and w as a graduate of Proviso E ast, Maywood, Ill. He e xcelled as a left-handed p itcher and was an all-star p layer. The White Sox s couts sought him out, h owever he had joined the U .S. Army, serving during t he Vietnam Conflict. A ndy retired from A merikan as a machinist. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Victoria, and is survived by his parents, Evelyn and Mark Hufstetler; sister, Debra Palonis and fiancee, Bill Funk; daughters, Andrea Palonis of California and Cara Valdez of Indiana; granddaughter, Alicia Valdez; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday with a service to follow at 2 p.m. at Morris Funeral Chapel. Military Honors will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. morrisfuneralchapel.com Obituaries Community Briefs l ows at 3 p.m. Call 4534 553. LAKE PLACID American Legion Post 2 5 will serve a lasagna dinn er from 5-7 p.m. today, f ollowed by entertainment b y Chrissy from 5-8 p.m. F amily meeting is set for n oon Wednesday. Pete R uano will entertain from 5 -8 p.m. Afish/shrimp dinner will b e served at 5 p.m. Friday, f ollowed by entertainment w ith Frank E from 6-9 p.m. C all 465-0975. VFWPost 3880 will s erve Steak by the Ounce a t 5:30 p.m. Friday. Buddy Brooks will prov ide entertainment. B reakfast will be served f rom 8-11 a.m. Saturday. C all 699-5444. Moose Lodge 2374 will h ave music by KJ Karaoke o n Wednesday, by Frank E o n Thursday and Friday. S teak by Oz dinner served S aturday. Music by P regatory Band. Call 4650 131. Save a life give blood. The Big Red Bus blood d rive will be in the parking l ot of the Lake Placid Elks L odge onFriday, Aug 23 f rom 9-3. Appointments c all Peg 465-4707. L ocated on 621 behind the W inn Dixie SEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with MegaSoundz from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Pizza will be available. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 Wacky Wednesday meal includes cheeseburgers for $6.50. Dance only for $3. Music by Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday buffet includes chicken pot pie for $10. Dance only for $3. Music by Don & Allen from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 471-3557. Moose Lodge 2259 Women of the Moose meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Music by Gary & Shirley is set from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. The House Committee, Joint Officers and Loyal Order of the Moose have a business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by a general meeting at 7 p.m. Music by Big Freddie Trio at 7 p.m. Friday, and by Big Freddie at 7 p.m. Saturday. Call 655-3920. Sebring Masons Lodge No 249 will serve an allyou-can-eat barbecue chicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for an $8 donation. The menu is chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The lodge is on the corner of Home Avenue and Sebring Parkway. The public is invited; take-out orders are available. Continued from A2 ST. PETERSBURG ( AP) A13-year-old St. P etersburg teen has been c harged with attempted m urder after authorities say s he shot another teen who t aunted him. The teen turned himself i nto police Friday and was b ooked into a juvenile d etention center. The A ssociated Press is not i dentifying him because h es a minor. St. Petersburg police say t he teen was arguing with a g roup of teens Wednesday when he pulled out a gun and fired multiple times at 15-year-old Dinarick Ford. Ford remains hospitalized with serious but non-lifethreatening injuries. Its unclear where the suspect got the gun. The Tampa Bay Times reports he declined an interview with detectives on the advice of his attorney. Pinellas-Pasco Chief Assistant State Attorney Bruce Bartlett said prosecutors will consider seeking adult charges. 13-year-old charged with shooting teen Continued from A1 New teachers plentiful as bell rings on new school year BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) It was a tiny bullet that took the short life of Antonio Santiago. He had learned to walk, but not yet talk, when he was killed March 21, six weeks after his first birth day. He was strapped in his stroller, out for a walk with his mother a few blocks from their apartment near the Georgia coast, when someone shot the boy between the eyes with a .22-caliber bullet the size of a garden pea. Because of public outrage and news coverage, a judge has moved 18-year old DeMarquise Elkins trial to the suburbs outsid e Atlanta. Jury selection starts Monday. Police say the motive was as banal as the slaying of a toddler was shocking. Investigators concluded that Antonio was killed during an attempted street robbery as his mother, Sherry West, was strolling home with the child from the post office. West said a gunman demanding cash shot her baby in the face after she told him she had no money. He kept asking, and I just said I dont have it, West told The Associated Press the day after the slaying. And he said, D o you want me to kill your baby?And I said, No, dont kill my baby! West was shot in the leg, and another bullet grazed her ear. Witnesses called 911 and rushed to her aid. None saw the shooting, but they watched as West tried to revive her son using CPR Ga. teen faces trial in killing of baby in stroller Back-to-school bash Katara Simmons/News-Sun Rock A Billy the clown makes balloon swords for Essence Williams, 7, and Torrie Spry, 9, on Saturday morning during the back to school event at the Boys & Girls Club in Sebring. The event provides more than 100 free backpacks full of school supplies, food and an afternoon of fun. The event was co-sponsored by the Florida Sportsmens Association and the Washington Heights Concerned Citizens Group. Below, Romeshia Walker, 8, has her face painted Saturday by Pickles the clown during the event.

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listed trade transportation and utilities as the source for most of the jobs in the Sunshine State while manufacturing and government jobs were reported as Floridas job losers. Locally, it appears to be simply a lack of customers, with a number of businesses, mostly restaurants, closing up to take vacations. Several owners have intimated it is less expensive for them to close the doors for several weeks until business picks up again when the winter residents and seasonal tourists return. This is the time of year that this happens, said Donna Doubleday, chief executive officer of Heartland Workforce. We expect those numbers to improve by the end of August or beginning of September. She said the departments five-year trends showed that current numbers are pretty much on target, pointing to the lull in agriculture and the departure of winter residents as prime factors for the seasonal dip. You know, the restaurants and stores cut back employment. Even the doctors offices dont have as many appointments, she said. Highlands County was listed 12th in the state for July unemployment. Hend ry County had the highest job lessness rate at 15.5 percent while Monroe and Walton counties tied for the lowest joblessness at 4.2 percent. Florida has to get serious a bout VPK or stop bragging. R ight now the states policy i s a self-fulfilling failure. We w ill reap what we sow. Pre-school is not hopel ess, but we may have to hit b ottom before real changes c an be made. Lumpkin worries that e arly education is under-valu ed and misunderstood. When pre-school students a re plopped in front of a T .V., and then go home and p lopped in front of the T.V. a gain, or play video games, n othing good happens. What do they learn? L umpkin asked. Aggression, violence, not c aring about the world a round them, developing an a ttitude of, Whats in it for m e?I think we as a society d o damage that will rob us i n the future. These early years build t he foundation for a healthy, f ulfilling future, she said. Children need a controlled e nvironment with positive e xamples and consequences f or actions. Research shows the high c osts of remedial education. E arly foundation reduces the n eed and lets children grow a t their own pace. Children a re not yet hardened crimin als. They can be impacted i n a positive way. The current divide b etween rich and poor is a nother enormous problem, L umpkin said. Poverty has a m ajor impact on children, f rom diet to learning opport unities. This is made worse, s he added, when people with m oney dont feel a connect ion with people who have n one. Republicans talk a bout their children and g randchildren as if they live a lone in the world. They d ont see that what affects m e, affects you, Lumpkin s aid. We cant have a t hrow-away society with t hrow-away kids. When it comes to centrali zed political intervention, L umpkin becomes angrier s till. To politicians she has t wo things to say: Let us t each and recognize local c ommunities. What works in Miami doesnt necessarily work in Sebring. Things that work in Sebring dont necessarily work in Avon Park, or Lake Placid, she said. For example, she told a story from the days when she was a para-professional at Avon Elementary School, new to the classroom. I was working with five little boys in remedial reading, she said. We read a story about a truck, and completed a worksheet about the story. The first question was what the story had been about. The boys were supposed to write the word truck next to a picture of one. One boy wrote the word goat instead. What was the story about?I asked. A goat, he replied. No honey, it isnt a goat.I asked the other boys to look at the picture. Oh yes, thats a goat, the boys agreed. I thought, whew, we had a lot of remediation ahead, until someone told me about the grove trucks called goats. I learned from that one. You just cant make a universal test. Every community should have a local group. We need to have a governing board made up of experienced instructors. Saving her last words for politicians, Lumpkin said, We dont need your experience. You have none. Give us the money and stop talking. Children, teachers and the community come first. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 Page A5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rt hand read top after school; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 6 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 7 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/18/13; 0 0 0 3 1 7 4 5 Continued from A1 Lumpkin says early education in state is in serious trouble By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Florida has to get real about its educational system, Velma Lumpkin said in an interview. The first issue that must be addressed is attracting the best teachers, especially for pre-school and kindergarten, she said. Until very recently, the state did not even require early education teachers to have a high school diploma. Recognizing the need for better educated foundational teachers, legislation was passed mandating at least one individual with associate degree in every classroom by 2015. By 2021 there will have to be an individual with a bachelors degree in every classroom. The problem is, Lumpkin said, there have been substantial financial cuts while requirements have been raised. This means salaries for early education teachers are much too low, especially when the teachers must now have degrees. How can (pre-schools) provide a decent salary, health insurance and some kind of retirement when budgets are being cut? The Avon Park Community Child Development Center alone has lost $25,000 two years in a row. The average teacher is not bad, she added. What they need is more support. The situation sometimes makes Lumpkin feel like a character in Alice in Wonderland. She described going to an educational conference at Disney World in Orlando. It was an all-expense paid trip in an elegant setting, she said, complete with an inside waterfall. Then I noticed the liquid in the waterfall was (something synthetic) not water at all. I said to myself, no wonder (Floridas educational system) is all makebelieve.System is all make-believe Continued from A1 Jobless rate rises to 9 percent WASHINGTON (AP) N ew revelations from leaker E dward Snowden that the N ational Security Agency has o verstepped its authority t housands of times since 2 008 are stirring renewed c alls on Capitol Hill for serio us changes to NSAspy prog rams, undermining White H ouse hopes that President B arack Obama had quieted t he controversy with his a ssurances of oversight. An internal audit provided b y Snowden to The W ashington Post shows the a gency has repeatedly broken p rivacy rules or exceeded its l egal authority every year s ince Congress granted it b road new powers in 2008. In one of the documents, agency personnel are instructed to remove details and substitute more generic language in reports to the Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reports used as the basis for informing Congress. Obama has repeatedly said that Congress was thoroughly briefed on the programs revealed by Snowden in June, but some senior lawmakers said they had been unaware of the NSAaudit until they read the news on Friday. The programs described earlier vacuum up vast amounts of metadata such as telephone numbers called and called from, the time and duration of calls. New revelations of NSA violations stir concerns Katara Simmons/News-S un Marcus Gillroy, right, talks to shoppers Saturday morning during the sidewalk sale at downtown Sebring. Gillroy has participated as a vendor for the last three months and said he will continue to do it because I am doing really well, even in the slow months. The Downtown Community Sidewalk Garage Sale is scheduled for the third Saturday of each month except in December, when it will take place the first Saturday. For more information about the event or to reserve vendor space, call Linda Tucker of Lindas Books at 382-2649. Sidewalk Garage Sales continue

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t he issue to see what g rounds the commission may h ave to take some kind of a ction. Ross has told me he will h ave some legal advice on t he matter before Tuesdays m eeting, Richie said. The commission chairm an indicated there are three e lements involved in the i ssue. In addition to S WFWMD concerns, there r eportedly also are issues i nvolving the Florida D epartment of E nvironmental Protection as w ell as the Florida Public S ervice Commission. We have to do somet hing, but we want to be fair a bout this, Richie said. Aletter, dated Aug. 13 and s igned by Guillory, was sent t o residents of the Country C lub of Sebring, telling them t hat the district currently is p ursuing enforcement a ction against the utilities s ystem, including litigation. T he missive informs cust omers of the system that if u sage is not brought into c ompliance the utilitys perm it may be pulled. Among the things district o fficials have asked the resid ents to do is: Encourage the utility to i mplement water conservat ion measures. Investigate ways in w hich you can individually i mplement or improve cons ervation efforts. Contact the utility and u rge it to address the longs tanding violations with the d istrict. Contact the Public S ervice Commission and r equest that it consider the d evelopment of a water-cons erving rate structure for the s ystem. Harris said the problem w ith over use has its roots in i rrigation. These residents have big l andscaping, he said. I d ont know that our cust omers can bring their usage d own. Harris said he has had tons of meetings with the r esidents and has told them i n the past that someday such an action might take place. He again reiterated that he has no control mechanism to force compliance. I am going to go to the Public Service Commission and the water management district to find out what I can do, to find out if I can disconnect people from my system, he said. They may have to go to a private well instead. Harris said the proposed restrictions on residents will be strict, with 150 gallons per person per day being the maximum allowable level. Outdoor watering uses between 5 and 17 gallons per minute per zone, depending on sprinkler types. He said the longevity of the problem stems back from the ability of people to pay for the water they use, regardless of cost. However, water management officials have said that fines will be able to be passed along with residents seeing what were termed substantial increases in bills and perhaps interruption of service if the over usage did not cease. While the overpumpage issue reportedly has been going on for a decade, Country Club Utilities has had other problems in the recent past as well. In 2012, there was a well collapse and a series of problems with pumps and motors that kept residents at the Country Club of Sebring from drinking their tapwater for a time and at least one day where they had no service at all following yet another pump and motor malfunction. Harris had offered the system to the city of Sebring in 2011 with a price tag of just over $900,000 but was turned down. City officials at the time said they would have had to initiate a halfmillion dollar project to extend a water main that would connect the private operation to the municipal system. Anumber of Country Club residents objected to that idea, saying they did not want city service to be a precursor to annexation. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 Page A7 ORANGE BLOSSOM TOURS; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, pg 5A RHR top; 0 0 0 3 1 7 3 6 INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/18; 9/1; 0 0 0 3 1 7 3 9 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 8/18/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 7 4 3 Fla Hosp 00031799 Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun T he Southwest Florida Water Management District sent a letter to residents of The Country Club of Sebring on Aug. 13 asking for their help in reducing the amount of water used by Country Club Utilities. Greg Harris Country Club Utilities ownerThese residents have big landscaping. I dont know what our customers can do to bring their usage down. Country Club Utilities issue to be discussed by commissioners

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Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Gulf C oast Health Care, parent c orporation of Lake Placid H ealth Care Center, asked e ach facility to develop a s trategic plan for business d evelopment, resulting in the c enters addition of an outp atient therapy division. Lake Placid Health Care C enter started outpatient t herapy along with partners H alcyon Rehab, the centers t herapy contractor. We feel very strongly t hat the skill level, programs a nd systems our therapy d epartment has to offer will e nhance the rehabilitation of e xisting patients in our facili ty as they transition to a l esser care level in assistedl iving facilities or back h ome. Theres also an u ntapped market for outpatient therapy for residents in the community who just need that strengthening after an illness or injury, said Michelle Keim, LPHCC marketing director. The Lake Placid Health Care Center is also growing its Certified Nursing Assistant training program. We had run a crash course in the past that would help people challenge for their CNAcertification. What we found from doing this training in-house was an opportunity to grow our own nursing assistants, and potential future nurses. We can then mentor these new associates into the quality caregiver that will give us a better product in the end, Keim said. We feel very strongly that the experienced leadership in this facility will pull together to make these two initiatives successful. In hard economic times as the one we are in, it is important for us to bring confidence to our customers and services not readily available in our community. For more information on either initiative, call 4657200. Page A8 News-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 www.newssun.com Business Courtesy photo Lake Placid Health Care Center physical therapist Jennifer Katigbak (from left) stands with the centers first outpatient therapy patient, Sharon Becan, and Gloria Morales, OT, therapy director. Courtesy photo Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care celebrated the opening of its new Sebring office at 209 North Ridgewood Drive with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Local dignitaries, v olunteers and other members of the community joined in the celebration. The new location provides for a comfortable, secure space for Cornerstones interdisciplinary team to meet and address patient needs in Highlands and Hardee counties as well as to accommodate the growing number of volunteers that support a variety of hospice programs. Officiating at the Cornerstone Hospice ribbon-cutting ceremonies, standing (from left) Kevin Roberts, CEO Champion for Children Foundation; Penny Ogg, Supervisor of Elections; Eric Zwayer, Highlands County Tax Collector; Deborah Harley, Executive Director for Cornerstone Hospice Polk, Highlands, Hardee; Mandy Carlisle, Patient Care Supervisor for Highlands and Hardee counties; Dr. Percival Tamayo, Cornerstone Hospice Medical Director for Highlands and Hardee counties; Sebring Mayor George Hensley; Chuck Lee, President and CEO of Cornerstone Hospice. Bottom row (from left) Kelli Sullivan, Junior Miss Avon Park; and Jordan Wright, Miss Avon Park Samantha Gholar/News-Sun Residents gather to watch (from left) Rosemary Loy, Renee Marley, Tina Thompson and Cory Johnson of Crown Pointe Assisted Living facility cut the ribbon in front of the facility W ednesday afternoon in Sun N Lake. Crown Pointe recently was named a Limited Nurses Specialty facility after a year long application and procedure. Marley stated that the new LNS title sets Crown Pointe apart from other assisted living facilities and allows for a better understanding of care options and limitations of facility staff. Lake Placid Health Care Center offers outpatient therapy Cornerstone opens new office Crown Pointe opens new facility rfn tbb rrfrtbbb rrntfr rrnbnbf bbbrrrnrn tbrbr rnbrbrfb ffbf brbbfb frntrbr Special to the News-Sun DALLAS Cindy and Scott Maxon of Sebring joined nearly 50,000 Mary Kay independent beauty consultants at the companys annual seminar in Dallas from July 21-Aug. 7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Mary Kay Inc.s annual seminar brings together independent beauty consultants from across the country and around the world to celebrate their business achievements, the companys 50th anniversary, and provide education, motivation, and recognition. Cindy Maxon began her Mary Kay business in 1984 and is currently a senior independent beauty consultant. At seminar, she was recognized for her 28 years of service, Unit Queen of Sharing, and Unit Runnerup in Sales. It is a truly rewarding experience to be a part of the company and receive recognition for your efforts and I hope to continue in passing on Mary Kays legacy of enriching women's lives with quality products and a small business opportunity fir years to come, Cindy said. This year, as part of the Mary Kay Foundation and Mary Kay Inc.s longstanding commitment to prevent and end domestic violence, Mary Kay beauty consultants were encouraged to bring gently used professional attire to donate to domestic violence shelters as a part of he annual Sui ts for Sheltersprogram. Last years Suits for Shelterseffort resulted in the donation of more than 2,500 gently used outfits for domestic violence survivors seeking jobs. Maxons represent Sebring in Dallas National Mary Kay seminar WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. developers broke ground on homes at a faster pace in July. But the rise was all due to apartment construction, which is typically volatile. By contrast, builders began work on fewer single-family homes the bulk of the market and sought fewer permits to build them. Fridays report from the Commerce Department suggests that home building is maintaining its recovery but might be starting to be restrained by higher mortgage rates. Builders began work on houses and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 in July, the department said. That was up 6 percent from June, though below a recent peak of more than 1 million in March. Construction began on 26 percent more apartments but declined 2.2 percent for single-family hou ses. The dip in single-family starts comes after other measures of the housing market have flattened or declined. It may signal that higher loan rates have begun to weigh on housin g, which has otherwise stead ily recovered since earlier last year. Mortgage applications b y potential homebuyers have fallen 15 percent since the end of April. Signed contracts to buy homes slipped in June after reaching a six-year high in May. US builders broke ground on more homes in July SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North K oreas announcement that it is mass produci ng a home-grown smartphone has been met w ith skepticism in the tech industry in South K orea and abroad. The Norths state media last week showed l eader Kim Jong Un inspecting Arirang p hones at a Pyongyang factory. The Korean C entral News Agencys Aug. 10 report said t he factory began manufacturing smartphones a few days ago and they were already in h igh demand. North Korea has promoted the development of science and technology as a means of improving its moribund economy. It says it developed a tablet computer last year and has its own Red Star operating system. But access to the global Internet is severely restricted and mobile phones used on the state-authorized network cannot make overseas calls. The Norths Intranet gives access to government sanctioned sites and works with its own browsers, search engine and email programs, according to South Koreas Unification Ministry. Skepticism as North Korea shows home-grown smartphone

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 18, 2013Page A9 rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnn nnn nnnfnffnnnbn f bfffnffbf fnbfnb f fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-257 IN RE: ESTATE OF HAROLD A. DAVIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against deIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC-13-327 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JUDITH DIETZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Judith Dietz, deceased, whose date of death was December 26, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Room 102, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. 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 ABOVE, 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 11, 2013. Personal Representative: Kay E. Felker P.O. Box 512 Hartland, WI 53029 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jackson M. Bruce, Jr. Florida Bar Number: 154895 Denise B. Cazobon, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 71616 DUNWODY WHITE & LANDON, P.A. 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34103 Telephone: (239) 263-5885 Fax: (239) 262-1442 August 11, 18, 2013 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 11, 2013. Personal Representative: Victor L. Shan k 57424 Wilbur Hill Rd. Dowagiac, Michigan 49047 Attorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure Attorney for Victor L. Shank Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: efile@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail: johnmc@mllaw.net August 11, 18, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-307 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BILLY E. SHANK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BILLY E. SHANK, deceased, whose date of death was March 27, 2013, is pending in 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. 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2012-CA-001147 Division JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. KATHLEEN A. JAHNKE, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SALLY E. REEDY CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOW ADDRESS 5555 HARRELS NURSERY RD LAKELAND, FL 33812 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 854, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 240 RAIL AVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Alxander J. Marqua of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813)229-0900, on or before September 17, 2013, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: August 7, 2013. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) 320400-1013347/dsb August 18, 25, 2013 AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM O. TIELERT, DECEASED. whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 543, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,A S RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before September 10, 2013 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 8th day of August, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK 13-01216 August 18, 25, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000600GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN ESTATE OF WILLIAM O. TIELERT, DECEASED, et. al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-001705-GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. DEBRA ROSE SIMON A/K/A DEBRA R. SIMON; SEBASTIAN F. SIMON A/K/A SEBASTIAN FABIAN SIMON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA ROSE SIMON A/K/A DEBRA R. SIMON; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 12, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 14, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION N, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1425 Ivy Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at eleven o'clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, on September 12, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 12th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. August 18, 25, 2013 are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of first publication and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 2nd day of July, 2013. BOB GERMAINE HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk **In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Highlands County, 590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, Florida 33870-3867, County Phone: (863) 402-6565 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service''. 678280.5095/MC August 11, 18, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000472GCAXMX Division No. GENERATION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES M. DETORE, et al. Defendants/ NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: JAMES SMITH ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS 2420 STATE ROAD 17 S, AVON PARK, FL 33825 BARBARA SMITH ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS 2420 STATE ROAD 17 S, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 3, IN BLOCK 1, OF STUMP SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST, 172.93 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST, 94.68 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 83 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST, 80.63 FEET TO A POINT ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 1025.92 FEET, AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 4 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 14 SECONDS AND A CHORD WHICH BEARS SOUTH 06 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST; THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 76.17 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 81 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST, 87.00 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 1112.92 FEET, AN INCLUDED ANGLE OF 4 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 26 SECONDS AND A CHORD WHICH BEARS SOUTH 10 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION TO THE RIGHT, AN ARC LENGTH OF 90.14 FEET; THENCE NORTH 76 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST, 124.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 13 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST, 10.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 76 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST, 225.21 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE LETTA; THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SHORELINE, 68.30 FEET; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SHORELINE, 69.67 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREE 38 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SHORELINE, 68.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, 175.14 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. more commonly known as 2420 State Road 17 S, Avon Park, Florida 33825 this action has been filed against you, and you basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on September 12, 2013, the following described property: LOT 586, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION ``B'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3008 Valerie Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on August 12, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Of Court (COURT SEAL) MJU#12030713 August 18, 25, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-001006-GC BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, Vs. SUSAN SMELTZER A/K/A SUSAN A. SMELTZER; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT/OCCUPANT(S) N/K/A ASTLEY COX, JR. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 12, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash beginning at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room in the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 13-CP-268 IN RE: ESTATE OF CORAL GHYNETH WHITACRE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CORAL GHYNETH WHITACRE, deceased, whose date of death was September 25, 2012; File Number 13-CP-268, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 11, 2013. DONNA LEE RADAKER Personal Representative 6 Store Road Fairmount City, PA 16224 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS ALVAREZ DIECIDUE, P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813)254-4744 Fax: (813)254-5222 August 11, 18, 2013 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. DeSoto Campus, 2251 NE Turner Ave., Arcadia, FL Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL General Subject Matter to Be Considered: Items of interest to the District Board of Trustees, including but not limited to, personnel matters, policy matters, business affairs, academic and student affairs, curriculum, grants, agreements, purchasing/construction, fee changes, monthly financial report, and other routine business. A copy of the Agenda may be obtained by contacting the President's office at (863) 784-7110. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDED THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, Florida 33825-9356 863-453-6661AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION ACCREDITED BY THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLSAugust 16, 18, 2013 1050LegalsNOTICE OF MEETING DATES SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The regular monthly meetings, planning workshop, and budget workshop of the South Florida State College District Board of Trustees will be held, with the general public invited, as listed below: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. DeSoto Campus, 2251 NE Turner Ave., Arcadia, FL Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Hardee Campus, 2968 US Hwy 17 N., Bowling Green, FL Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center, 500 Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Planning Workshop 3:00 p.m. Highlands Campus 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Board Meeting 5:00 p.m. Highlands Campus 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Hardee Campus, 2968 US Hwy 17 N., Bowling Green, FL Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center, 500 Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Budget Workshop 4:00 p.m. Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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Page A10News-SunSunday, August 18, 2013www.newssun.co m DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOPS TOWN OF LAKE PLACID TOWN COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Town of Lake Placid Town Council will hold two budget workshops on the following days and times: Monday August 26, 2013 beginning at 6:00 pm Thursday August 29, 2013 beginning at 5:50 pm at Town Hall, 311 W. Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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 Town Clerk (863)699-3747 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8770. DATED THIS 18th day of August 2013. TOWN OF LAKE PLACID BY: /s/ L McQueen Small L McQueen Small, Town ClerkAugust 18, 2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 2001 DODGE 2B6HB11Z11K560159 ON AUGUST 31ST 2013, AT 9:00am AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID FL 33852 August 18, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-339 IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE C. LIND, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is June 9, 2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 18, 2013. Personal Representative: THOMAS R. PARKER 212 Sportsman Ave. Sebring, FL 33875 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 service@crrpalaw.com cliff@crrpalaw.com August 18, 25, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-328 IN RE: The Estate of: MARY ELLEN CRAFT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary Ellen Craft, deceased, whose date of death was March 14, 2013, and the last four digits of whose social security number is 2732, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The name and address 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 THREE MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 other persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, 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 18, 2013. /s/ John Edward Craft, Personal Representative P.O. Box 8 Alva, Florida 33920 GREEN SCHOENFELD & KYLE LLP A ttorneys at Law A ttorneys for Personal Representative 1380 Royal Palm Square Blvd. Fort Myers, Florida 33919 (239) 936-7200 BY: /s/ Bruce D. Green BRUCE D. GREEN, ESQUIRE For the Firm Florida Bar No. 260533 August 18, 25, 2013 cedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is January 26, 2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 11, 2013. Personal Representative: HAROLD E. DAVIS 18779 Hilton Drive Southfield, MI 48075 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 service@crrpalaw.com cliff@crrpalaw.com August 11, 18, 2013 1050Legals

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 18, 2013Page A11 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00031746 CHRYSLER CONCORDE1999. V-6, 4 door. 62K mi. Clean, cold Air. Very good cond. $4250. Call 863-414-3589. 9am 6pm. BUICK LUCERNE'08 Diamond Edition. 16K Original mi. $16,000 obo. Loaded with Leather Seats. Call 863-257-1972. 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 RecreationNOTICEFlorida 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 ConditioningSEBRING SAT.Aug. 24th, 9 ?. 3717 Peugeot St. Mulit-Family Super Huge Sale! State of Florida Teacher & Music Minister raising money for Adoption. Clothes, electronics, furn., toys & more! Donations Welcome. 7320Garage &Yard Sales UPRIGHT VACUUMBAGLESS Completely Reconditioned. 30 Day Guarantee! $25. 863-402-2285 TV STANDBlack with 2 Doors. $20. 863-382-9022 LAWN MOWERQuick Cut 42" Huskee, 7 sp. 12hp. Twin cylinder. First $100 takes it. Call 863-465-4314. Leave Message. GEORGE FOREMANGRILL Counter Top. $10. 863-382-9022 CRAFTSMAN FREESTANDING 5' DRILL PRESS OLD BUT IT RUNS, $75. CALL 863-414-1900. COFFEE MAKEREmpire Supreme, model 2042, 18 cup Stainless steel. $15. 863-382-9022 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 7300MiscellaneousPIANO, DIGITAL,Console. Many instrumental sounds & percussion. Also has a Midi. Excel cond. $1450. Call 712-209-6490 7260MusicalMerchandise 7000 Merchandise SEBRING 3BR(Possible 4 BR), 1BA., Large Fenced Yard. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr. $700 Mo., Terms Negotiable. 863-446-1861 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING CUTE2/1 DUPLEX, Screen porch, tile floors, W/D hook-up. Near Mall. Most Pets OK. 1928 Theodore. $550/mo. + $300 sec. 863-446-7274 SEBRING MOVE IN READY 2BR, 1BA, Tile floors, Washer/Dryer hook up, CHA, No smoke/pets. Near Schools. Queen Palm Ave. $500 per mo. + $400 sec. Call 863-655-0982 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 RentalsPALM HARBORFactory Liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq. ft...$12K off! John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING KENILWORTHBLVD. Zoned C-1. 3224 sq. ft. Building. Good parking. Asking $95,500. By Appt. Only. email: OBFSBO@aol.com 4160Commercial Prop.For Sale SEBRING 2/1Villa, 3018 Spinks Rd. $535/mo. $600 Security. No Pets. Call 863-385-3101 AVON PARK2/1 Single Story Villa, 1,000 sq. ft. All appliances stay. New Roof & A/C. $45,000. Call 813-404-6131 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleSUN 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 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial THE RENAISSANCEDAY SPA 10 South Main Ave. Lake Placid is Seeking a licensed Massage Therapist. Accepting resumes Tues. Fri. 9 5. SEBRING NOWHIRING Clerical/Administration. We are currently looking for an individual who is dependable, organized, self motivated and possesses great communication skills. Must be proficient in Word & Excel and Computer Literate. Duties include: office work, answering phones, filing, data entry & invoicing. Fax resumes Attn: Liz 863-382-1206 or Email: eevans@tradewindspower.com 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. 2100Help Wanted 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 HANGIN TOUGHCONSTRUCTION Seeking licensed Drywall Finisher. Call Smokey @ 863-441-5634 Lic # HC01814. 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. 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. ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Royal Care is expanding its Rehab Team. Come and be part of an experienced and dynamic Rehab team! We have FT, PT, and PRN positions available for Physical Therapist, and Physical Therapist Assistants, SNF experience a plus. Competitive salaries, benefits and flexible schedules. Contact Maria Perez, HR Directors at 863.453.6674. 2100Help WantedRETREAD TIRESales Rep: full time position sell tires to current and new customers; 5 years experience in retread tire recapping sales. College Degree or combination of college and experience. Assigned annual sales objectives; directly manages Tire sales within Florida; prepare major customers analysis target markets; track leads; work trade shows; identify alternative distribution opportunities; visit and educate customers; conduct scrap tire analysis, understand tire maintenance programs, weekly call reports and cold calling; must possess a valid FL driver's license; must pass background check; location: Avon Park. $40,000 base + commission. E-mail resumes to bwignall@pride-enterprises.org 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100Announcements NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING FOR THE TOWN OF LAKE PLACID TOWN COUNCIL The Lake Placid Town Council will hold a special meeting on Monday August 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM in Town Hall, 311West Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, Florida to discuss the following: RFP for Banking Services Interlake Water Retention Area If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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 Town Clerk (863)699-3747 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8770. DATED THIS 18th day of August 2013. TOWN OF LAKE PLACID BY: /s/ L McQueen Small________ L McQueen Small, Town Clerk August 18, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE Please take notice that Ordinance No. 1359 will be presented to the City Council for adoption upon its second and final reading at the City Council Chambers, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on the 3rd day of September, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE VACATING THAT CERTAIN 50 FOOT WIDE EASEMENT LOCATED IN LOT 8, BLOCK A OF LAKE JACKSON BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. This notice shall be published on August 18, 2013. /s/ Kathy Haley Kathy Haley, City Clerk City of Sebring, Florida Robert S. 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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING As her 12th s eason at the helm of varsit y Sebring volleyball, V enessa Sinness has built a t radition of routinely athl etic, talented and competit ive squads. This season looks little d ifferent, with a mix of v eteran leadership being a dded to with an influx of y oung talent that should m ake for an exciting year t o come. We do have two very g ood leaders in our two s eniors Jordan (Hinkle) and L indsey (Whittington), S inness said. And weve a lso got a lot of returning e xperience on the varsity l evel. We have a starter b ack at every position and s ome new players that will b e learning from them and a ble to make their own c ontributions. Having Whittington back a s the center of the offense a t setter will be a key factor, both in her ability to get the offense started, as well as what she can do on her own. The benefit of having a setter with some height, like Lindsey, is that she can also attack and score, Sinness said. Not to mention she helps us out defensively at the net. Hinkle will be bringing back her strong, southpaw swing as the right outside hitter, with Hannah Tucker, Maci Harris and Caylin Webb adding some returning length and strength along the front row. Weve got a few monsters in the front row that can kill the ball on every set, Hinkle said. Even our new, not-so-little freshman is showing us what shes made of at the net. That not-so-little newcomer is Cadie OHern, all 6-foot-1 of her, with an S PORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, August 18, 2013 By JAMIE WILLIAMS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Rotary Club of Avon Park invited Reggie Knighten to speak to them during their noon meeting last Wednesday, Aug 14. Knighten is the President of Champions Elite, a track and field club that he organized last year. Though he is more recognized as the Mitey Mite coach in the Avon Park Youth Football League that has won the last three State Super Bowls, for the last two years he has been instrumental in training and sending kids to track and field competitions, to include the AAU Junior Olympics. I am very pleased to introduce the head track and field coach for Champions Elite,said past President of the Rotary Club Chet Brojek. Reggie and his crew of coaches gives us some great young people and he is here to tell you about it. Knighten thanked the Rotary Club for their help in the past, noting that they helped the Mitey Mites to go Atlanta, GAto compete for a National Championship a couple of years ago. He also introduced Eltoro and Tymica Lewis, noting that they were part of the reason that Champions Elite is in existence. It was because of them that he became part of Avon Park Youth Football which propelled him to do other things. Champions Elite started last year when a group of us got together, said Knighten. My sons and daughters run track and they have a club in Wauchula by Mark Anthony We fell in love with it and there was a growing interes t in the local area. The club in Wauchula d id want to expand, continued Knighten. And we wanted Highlands County to join together and we formed Champions Elite. We wanted to keep the names Avon Pa rk and Sebring out of it, even though it is a big rivalry, we wanted the kids to grow together. We want the coun ty to be represented. Knighten explained that the main purpose is to expose kids to other sports. With the main sports being football, baseball and basketball, a lot of the time other sports and opportunities are left out for local youth and when they get older they do not have the same opportunity to succeed and participate in those sports. In addition to the track and field, they have also started a travel basketball team for fourth graders which finished second in the state tournament. Knighten indicated that the first thing he as President of Champions Eli te was to ask Chet Brojek to help him. I am not from Avon Park, admitted Knighten. I moved here from Atlanta in 2004 and I coached at the high school for several years when I first got here. We Knighten speaks before Rotary Courtesy pho to Reggie Knighten speaks to the Rotary Club of Avon Park this past Wednesday about the progress of the Champions Elite track and field team. See ELITE, Page B4 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun A young though experienced 2013 Blue Streak football squad looks to take the tests of last season and use them to their advantage this time around. By DAVID DEGENARO News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Firemens F ield was filled with s ounds of clashing pads a nd helmets as practice s tarted up for the Sebring B lue Streaks last week, in p reparation of the upcomi ng football season. Donald Trump once said, sometimes when you lose a battle, you find a new w ay to win the war. Following what might be c onsidered a season of lost b attles, the Sebring Blue S treaks have come into p ractice this year with the m entality and determinat ion to win the war. We lost some key seniors last year; most of them were hurt a lot of the season anyway. Meaning this year we have some younger guys who already have more experience than usual, said third year head coach LaVaar Scott regarding his young players, who are all looking to contribute in any way they can this season. Last year was disappointing for the Streaks, posting two wins out of ten games for the season. But it was through the trials, tribulations, injuries and rushed varsity duty, that valuable experience was gained, lessons learned with which to move ahead. Now moving into the 2013 campaign with a slightly altered District 116Aslate with Lake Gibson, Winter Haven and now Lake Region, the Blue Streaks are excited to get the season started. As a team we feel like we can compete with our division this year, Sebring junior Garret Zeegers said. All of the teams in the district will be tough as both Winter Haven and Lake Gibson recorded 10 wins a year ago, and Lake Region will ably take the place of departed Kathleen. The schedule also includes what should be some serious non-district battles, including visits from Lake Highlands Prep and NaplesLely High, and trips to an always feisty LaBelle and ever-growing Tenoroc. Blue Streaks prepping for season battles See STREAKS, Page B4 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun The 2013 Lady Blue Streaks, from left, Cadie OHern, Hannah Gotsch, Ansley Selander, Lindsey Whittington, Kylie Bowers, Susan Whitehead, Maci Harris, Jordan Hinkle, Samantha Allison, Hannah Tucker and Caylin Webb. Lady Streaks ready to come out swinging See SEBRING, Page B3 By PAULNEWBERRY Associated PressATLANTA Can someb ody anybody! please s tand up to that bully down S outh. The college football seas on hasnt even started yet, b ut we already feel like we k now the outcome. The SEC is up here. Everyone else is down h ere. Frankly, its getting a little b oring. Sport requires drama, susp ense, some degree of uncert ainty to truly capture our a ttention. In this sport, though, w eve got the closest thing t o a sure bet. Come January, we all know theres likely to be another Southeastern Conference team standing in the middle of that confetti at the Rose Bowl, collecting the leagues eighth straight national title. Once again, the SEC has an embarrassment of riches: the best offensive player (Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel), the best defensive player (South Carolina end Jadeveon Clowney), the best coach (Alabamas Nick Saban), and oh, yeah the best team (Sabans mighty Crimson Tide, winner of three crowns in the last four years and heavily favored to claim another). Yawn. For the good of college football, somebody needs to end this reign of terror. Sure, dynasties are a whole lot of fun for those on the right side of history, but theyre not the best way to keep the rest of us engaged. It is surely no coincidence that average attendance this past season was down 1.3 percent from 2005, the last time a team not from the SEC finished No. 1, and a more troubling 3.3 percent from its record high in 2008. In fact, last years turnout of 45,440 per game was the lowest for the NCAAs top division since 2001. Even the folks in SEC country seem to have become a bit bored with all this winning, judging by a slight drop in average attendance each of the last two seasons and a more glaring number of no-shows at some big-time stadiums. For now, look for more of the same. The SEC could have as many as five teams (Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Florida) in the top 10 when the first Associated Press poll of the season comes out on Saturday. LSU is right in the mix, too. Can someone, anyone, please take down the SEC? See SEC, Page B4 MCTpho to Nick Saban didnt savor last seasons BCS Championship for long, instead it was back to work in search of another. Sebring 2013 Varsity Schedule8/23 vs. Mulberry 8/30 vs. Lake Highlands Prep 9/6 at Okeechobee 9/13 vs. Hardee 9/20 at LaBelle 10/4 vs. Lake Region 10/11 at Tenoroc 10/18 at Winter Haven 10/25 vs. Lely 11/1 vs. Lake Gibson* 11/8 vs. Avon Park All other games played at 7 p.m., Lake Gibson at 8 p.m.

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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.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 crawford@xcelvolleyball.net .Coz Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID Cozs Youth Bowling League of Lake Placid, for ages 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 through 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 eligible for reduced rate open bowling (some restrictions apply) and free bowling with 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 your 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 of players and if a corporate sponsor supply 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.Golf FORE HomesSEBRING Mountain Top Productions presents the 2013 Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday Sept. 21, at the Country Club of Sebrin g. The event benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Masons Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four-person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes a complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks and beverages on the course and lunch and award s following play. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a chance to win a new vehicle is being sponsorted by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $260 per team, or $300 f or team and hole sponsorship. Download entry form at www.habitathighlands.org. Contact Habitat for Humanity at 3857156 for additional information, or email team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston 7252.581 Tampa Bay6951.5751 Baltimore6556.5375.5 New York6358.5217.5 Toronto5666.45915 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 7151.582 Cleveland6557.5336 Kansas City6457.5296.5 Minnesota5466.45016 Chicago4774.38823.5 West Division WLPctGB Texas 7052.574 Oakland6952.570.5 Seattle 5665.46313.5 Los Angeles5467.44615.5 Houston4081.33129.5 ___ Thursdays Games L.A. Angels 8, N.Y. Yankees 4 Oakland 5, Houston 0 Toronto 2, Boston 1 Detroit 4, Kansas City 1 Tampa Bay 7, Seattle 1 Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Fridays Games Kansas City 2, Detroit 1, 1st game Colorado 6, Baltimore 3 Kansas City 3, Detroit 0, 2nd game N.Y. Yankees 10, Boston 3 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4 Seattle 3, Texas 1 Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 2 Oakland 3, Cleveland 2 Houston 8, L.A. Angels 2 Saturdays Games N.Y. Yankees at Boston, late Colorado at Baltimore, late Kansas City at Detroit, late Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Seattle at Texas, late Cleveland at Oakland, late Houston at L.A. Angels, late Sundays Games Kansas City (B.Chen 5-0) at Detroit (Scherzer 17-1), 1:08 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 11-6) at Baltimore (Feldman 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Toronto (Redmond 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Archer 6-5), 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-7) at Minnesota (Deduno 7-6), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 4-0) at Texas (Darvish 12-5), 3:05 p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 6-5), 3:35 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 7-5) at Oakland (Colon 14-5), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 10-10) at Boston (Dempster 6-8), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET42987154.359 Trout, LAA46085152.330 Ortiz, BOS38659125.324 A. Beltre, TEX47569153.322 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 44 Cabrera, DET38 Encarnacion, TOR30 3 tied at 27 RUNS BATTED IN Cabrera, DET115 Davis, BAL 112 Encarnacion, TOR89 Jones, BAL 85 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET17-1 Tillman, BAL14-3 Moore, TB 14-3 Colon, OAK14-5 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL39 Nathan, TEX 36 Rivera, NYY 35 Holland, KC 32NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 7547.615 Washington5962.48815.5 New York5664.46718 Philadelphia5368.43821.5 Miami 4674.38328 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh7249.595 St. Louis6952.5703 Cincinnati6953.5663.5 Chicago5368.43819 Milwaukee5369.43419.5 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles7150.587 Arizona 6258.5178.5 Colorado5865.47214 San Francisco5467.44617 San Diego5468.44317.5 ___ Thursdays Games St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 5, 12 innings San Francisco 4, Washington 3 Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1 N.Y. Mets 4, San Diego 1 Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 0 Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 2 Colorado 6, Baltimore 3 L.A. Dodgers 4, Philadelphia 0 San Francisco 14, Miami 10 Atlanta 3, Washington 2, 10 innings Milwaukee 7, Cincinnati 6 N.Y. Mets 5, San Diego 2 Saturdays Games Arizona at Pittsburgh, late St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, late Colorado at Baltimore, late L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, late Cincinnati at Milwaukee, late San Francisco at Miami, late Washington at Atlanta, late N.Y. Mets at San Diego, late Sundays Games San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-7) at Miami (Koehler 3-8), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Miley 9-8) at Pittsburgh (Morton 4-3), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 11-6) at Baltimore (Feldman 2-3), 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 9-9) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-13), 1:35 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-5) at Atlanta (Teheran 9-6), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 7-10) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 8-12), 2:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 13-7) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 7-12), 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 9-4) at San Diego (Stults 8-10), 4:10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA C. Johnson, ATL37144125.337 Molina, STL36646119.325 Cuddyer, COL35857116.324 Votto, CIN44482142.320 HOME RUNS Alvarez, PIT 29 Goldschmidt, ARI29 Brown, PHL 27 Gonzalez, COL26 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI93 Phillips, CIN 90 Craig, STL 88 Bruce, CIN 80 Freeman, ATL80 WON-LOST Zimmermann, WAS14-6 Liriano, PIT13-5 Lynn, STL 13-6 Wainwright, STL13-7 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL38 Soriano, WAS31 Mujica, STL 31 2 tied at 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 Saturday, Aug. 17 Philadelphia vs. Arizona, lateEASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Chicago168.667 Atlanta 129.5712.5 Washington1213.4804.5 Indiana 1113.4585 New York1014.4176 Connecticut716.3048.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota176.739 Los Angeles187.720 Phoenix1311.5424.5 Seattle 1013.4357 San Antonio815.3489 Tulsa 817.32010 ___ Thursdays Games Chicago 79, Seattle 66 Fridays Games Atlanta 88, Connecticut 57 Washington 66, New York 57 Tulsa 83, Minnesota 77 Los Angeles 94, Indiana 72 Saturdays Games Phoenix at San Antonio, late Indiana at Seattle, late Sundays Games Washington at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Connecticut at Chicago, 6 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 7 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAnnounced pitching coach Rick Adair is taking a leave of absence. Named bullpen coach Billy Castro pitching coach and minor league rehab coordinator Scott McGregor bullpen coach. DETROIT TIGERSRecalled RHP Jose Alvarez from Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALSAssigned C Brett Hayes outright to Omaha (PCL). Recalled LHP Danny Duffy from Omaha. LOS ANGELES ANGELSReinstated OF Peter Bourjos from the 15-day DL. Optioned SS Tommy Field to Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINSOptioned OF Darin Mastroianni and OF Chris Colabello to Rochester (IL). Reinstated C Ryan Doumit from the seven-day DL. National League ATLANTA BRAVESSent LHP Paul Maholm to Rome (SAL) for a rehab assignment. Placed 2B Tyler Pastornicky on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Transferred RHP Cristhian Martinez to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of INF Phil Gosselin from Gwinnett (IL). CHICAGO CUBSOptioned RHP Eduardo Sanchez to Iowa (PCL). Recalled RHP Jake Arrieta from Iowa. COLORADO ROCKIESSent RHP Rafael Betancourt to Colorado Springs (PCL) for a rehab assignment. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Volleyball at Sebring Preseason Tournament,vs.Avon Park,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at Sebring Preseason Tournament,TBA FRIDAY: Football vs.Okeechobee,Kickoff Classic,7 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Volleyball hosts Preseason Tournament,vs.Frostproof,7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball hosts Preseason Tournament,TBA FRIDAY: Football vs.Mulberry,Kickoff Classic,7 p.m. SFSC MONDAY: Volleyball vs.Southeastern University,scrimmage,5 p.m. TUESDAY,Aug.27: Volleyball vs.Warner University,7 p.m. FRIDAY,Aug.30: Volleyball at Indian River Tri-Match,vs.Lake Sumter,1 p.m.,vs. Indian River,3 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Volleyball at Sebring Preseason Tournament,vs.Lake Placid,6 p.m. THURSDAY:Volleyball at Sebring Preseason Tournament,TBA FRIDAY: Football at Tenoroc,Kickoff Classic,7 p.m. G Y M N A S T I C S S U N D A Y 1 p m U.S. Championships . . . . . . . . N B C B A S E B A L L S U N D A Y 1 0 a m Junior League Final, Teams TBA. . . E S P N 2 N o o n Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 2 2 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. A B C 2 p m Senior League Final, Teams TBA . . E S P N 2 5 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 7 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA E S P N 2 M O N D A Y N o o n Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 2 2 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 4 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 8 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA E S P N 2 T U E S D A Y 1 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 4 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 8 p m Little League World Series, Teams TBA. E S P N 2 M L B S U N D A Y 1 : 3 0 p m Toronto at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . S U N 1 : 3 0 p m L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia . . . . . T B S 2 p m St. Louis at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . W G N 8 p m N.Y. Yankees at Boston . . . . . . . E S P N M O N D A Y 7 p m Tampa Bay at Baltimore . . . . . . 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By HOWARD ULMAN Associated PressFOXBOROUGH, Mass. Tom B radys knee passed its first big t est, his arm was as good as ever a nd his brain impressed his new t op wide receiver. Toms like a coach out there on t he field, Danny Amendola said. He knows every intricacy of the o ffense. Brady completed his first 11 p asses, six of them to Amendola, t hen missed on his last one in the N ew England Patriots25-21 exhib ition win over the Tampa Bay B uccaneers on Friday night. Just two days earlier, it seemed a s if Brady might not play in the g ame or in several of them w hen he departed practice with a l eft knee injury. But an MRI was negative and it t urned out to be just a sprain. Were so far past that, Patriots c oach Bill Belichick said of the i njury. Were way beyond that. Here are five things we learned f rom the Patriotsvictory over the B uccaneers: 1. BRADYSTILLHAS IT The two-time league MVPcomp leted 11 of 12 passes for 107 y ards just 13 days after his 36th b irthday. He connected on all eight of his p asses in his first series against T ampa Bays first-string defense, c apped by a 26-yard touchdown to A mendola. Then he tossed a 2-point conversion to rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld. He completed three more passes on his other series then failed on a third-down throw to Amendola. It was the only blemish on an otherwise perfect night. When you watch the way that guy practices, his being 11 for 11 doesnt surprise me, Bucs defensive end DaQuan Bowers said. He likes to get things done the right way. Brady left without talking to waiting reporters. 2. TEBOWSTILLDOESNT HAVE IT Patriots third-string quarterback Tim Tebow had a bad throwing night, completing just one of seven passes. He would have gained more yards passing if they were all incomplete since the one that was caught resulted in a 1yard loss. And he overthrew a ball that was intercepted. But he did run six times for 30 yards, secondmost for the Patriots. In his other game, he completed 4 of 12 passes for 55 yards. It was definitely something I shouldnt have thrown, he said of Mason Robinsons interception that led to a field goal that made it 25-21. You want to do your best and play to the best of your ability and have it all go right, and sometimes it doesnt. You just have to keep going. 3. THE BUCS CAN RUN Tampa Bay had a strong ground game even though leading rusher Doug Martin left early with an apparent minor injury. He got hit in the head but he cleared really quickly, coach Greg Schiano said. I saw him at halftime and he was fine. He was going to play one more play. Martin ran just once for 4 yards, but Mike James added 81 yards on 15 carries and Peyton Hillis picked up 73 on 18. We just found our holes and tried to make our money where we could, James said. 4. TAMPABAYS PASS PROTECTION NEEDS WORK The Bucs allowed four sacks against the Patriots, all in the first half. But their pass protection should improve once guards Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph return. Nicks missed the last nine games last year and two exhibition games this year with a toe injury. Joseph missed all last season following knee surgery and remains sidelined. But both are expected back for the season opener. We didnt play as well as we wanted, offensive tackle Donald Penn said. They have a good defense over there. 5. PATRIOTS HAVE TIGHT END HELP Rob Gronkowski is sidelined fo llowing back surgery. Aaron Hernandez is in jail after pleading not guilty to murder. But Sudfeld is giving Patriots fans hope that the tight end problem may not be so serious. The undrafted free agent from Nevada built on his outstanding camp by catching a 22-yard touch down pass from Ryan Mallett and a 2-point conversion pass from Brady. I am a rookie and have a long way to go and a lot to learn and a lot to improve on, Sudfeld said, but so far it has been a great experience. AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org/poll www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 Page A3 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 4 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 8/18/13; 0 0 0 3 1 7 4 4 Special to the News-SunThere are two 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 the second one for 2 5-percent off. Aug. 24, Noon Hillsborough River We will meet and launch f rom John B Sargeant Park o ff of Hwy 301 in Tampa a nd paddling down to Trout C reek 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 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 two more August outings evident amount of agility, athleticism and ability. Shes going to be someone to watch over the next few years, Sinness said. Even with OHern on the scene, however, Sinness admits that the team is a bit smaller than last season, but also added that the team is quicker. Not to mention, many of the girls have gained valuable experience playing club ball in the offseason. Weve started playing out of good clubs like in Orlando and Winter Haven, Hinkle said. So weve learned a lot and it definitely shows on the court. At first I was a little worried about how we would mesh together, considering we have five new players. But weve been here before, she continued. When I was a sophomore, we had lost seven players. And weve started off great and played well during the summer league at SFSC. Our chemistry is very good and though its early, I already think we have a promising year ahead of us. Though just a sophomore, Ansley Selander saw some time as a key backline player last year and takes over at Libero. She is a very strong defensive player for us and is a great athlete, Sinness said. Thats another thing about this team is that were very athletic. Sinness also mentioned the key roles newcomers Samantha Allison, Kylie Bowers, Susan Whitehead and Hannah Gotsch will bring to the varsity team, in their ability and versatility. Adimension Hinkle made mention of. Theres not one of us that cant pass, theres also not one of us that cant hit, she said. There are things that need to be tweaked, like our communication on the court. Youd think we would talk more, were girls. But such are the things to work on with this mix of players heading into the sea son, with an added new twi st that is the lineup of Distric t 11-5A, where the Streaks will be competing with DeSoto, Hardee and Lemon Bay. DeSoto is a traditionally strong program that has had some ups and downs recent ly, but looks good again, Sinness said. Hardee has been improving the last few years and continues to. The big challenge will be Lemo n Bay, who might be a top te n team. But rest assured, if its a Sinness lead team, whateve r the challenge, they will be there to compete. Their season begins Tuesday with the annual Preseason Classic, as the Streaks will host Frostproo f at 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 20. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Back for her senior year, Lindsey Whittingtons play at setter will be a key to Sebrings season. Sebring sees new challenges ahead There are things that need to be tweaked, like our communication on the court. Youd think we would talk more, were girls.JORDANHINKLE Sebringsenior By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent With the start of school j ust around the corner, the S ertoma Junior tour is going o ut with a bang as 60 young g olfers took to the links at t he Sun NLake Country C lub on Friday. The opening days events l ocked in the first round of s coring while also reseeding t he competition for day two b efore the participants t urned in their final cards for t he season. Leading the boys17-18 d ivision after the first day was Rhett Pooleys 71, followed by Dustin Babers 74 and Will Bennetts 81. Sarah Liles set the pace for the girls14-18 division with an 89, although Meghan Griffin and Chloe Nelson were not so far behind with a 91 and 93. Sam Rogers79 set him up to lead the 15-16 boys, with Andrew Wallys 80 and Mathew Arnans 82 nipping at his heels. In the girls11-13 category, Ashley Engle carded a 44 to round out just below Hannah Revells 58 and Alyssa Jordans 65. The 13-14 boys was led by brothers Seth and Scott Hamilton, who brought in scores of 49 and 55 before Julian Crozier would finish with a 76. Aclose race kept things interesting in the 11-12 boys group as Beckham Donovan finished with a 56 and Will Redding and Jackson Griffin tying for second at 58. Billy Carol led the 9-10 boys with a round of 49, followed by Clay Jacobs with a 49 and Zach Doorlag with a 53. Another close battle in the 6-8 boys and girls division seeded Parker Griffin in first with a 26, just before Jackson Barbens 34 and Jack DuPriests 35. The kids teed off one last time for the summer Saturday morning to round off another successful Sertoma season. See Wednesdays issue of the News-Sun for a recap of the final scores of the Tour Championship. Sertoma finale gets underway Courtesy pho to This Highlands County Shooting Sports Club avid participates in a fundraising event involving some bow-shooting action on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Bowhunters Club in Sebring. This is a non-profit club in its second year that focuses on objectives such as gun safety education, self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork. To learn more and to come be a part of all the excitement, be sure to check them out at the 4-H Open House on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. HC Shooting Sports Club Bradys knee is OK, his arm is nearly perfect in win over Bucs Page B3

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There are those who c hoose to bury their head in t he sand when it comes to t he SEC. Afew weeks ago, N ebraska coach Bo Pelini t ook offense at anyone sugg esting the SEC was head a nd shoulders above every o ther conference. Alabama, for sure, but n ot the entire conference. I guarantee there are a l ot of teams in the SEC that a rent Alabama that wish t hey were Nebraska, that w ish they were Michigan, w ish they were Ohio State, P elini said, so dont talk to m e about the SEC. That sort of denial isnt g oing to get it done. Not when anyone can m atch up to the SEC in two c rucial areas: quarterback a nd defense. It starts with Manziel, the g ames most dynamic playe r, assuming he isnt sidel ined by an investigation i nto whether he got paid for d oling out his autograph ( the guess here is that J ohnny Football beats the r ap). Alabama is led by AJ M cCarron, who has done n othing but win champio nships since taking over as t he Tides QB. Georgia has Aaron M urray, a fifth-year senior w ho surprisingly passed on t he NFLdraft after guiding t he Bulldogs to the cusp of t he national title game last s eason. Clowney would surely be i n the pros by now if he w asnt required to spend o ne more year in college. If anyone needs a r efresher on just how good t his guy is, check in with f ormer Michigan running b ack Vincent Smith, assumi ng hes finally coherent a fter taking the seasons most vicious hit in the Outback Bowl, one which sent both the ball and his helmet flying. In a sense, Clowney is the exaggerated prototype for the kind of player that makes SEC defenses stand apart from everyone else. In this league, it seems, everyone is just a few pounds bigger, a little bit stronger, a step quicker. Manti Te'o mightve been a stud at Notre Dame, but his performance in the national title game most of it spent on his back as Alabama romped to a 42-14 victory showed he wouldve been just another player in the SEC. If there was any hope the Crimson Tide might back off the throttle just a bit, Saban shot that down just minutes after his team had finished its destruction of the Fighting Irish. He said the celebration would last all of 24 hours, then hed be back in the office getting ready to win another championship. Even though I really appreciate what this team accomplished and am very, very proud of what they accomplished, we need to prepare for the challenges of the new season very quickly with the team we have coming back, he said. Saban sounded totally devoid of joy, just a man on an insatiable quest to knock down anyone in his path. He is the perfect symbol for the SEC, which saps a little more joy from this game with each passing season, a league on cruise control while everyone else is struggling mightily just to get off the ground. Please dont put us through that again. Can you help us out, Ohio State? The Buckeyes at least have a coach, Urban Meyer, who knew how to win in the SEC and clearly doesnt mind cutting a few corners. What about you, Louisville? The Cardinals certainly have a championship-caliber quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, and put quite a whippinon Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Oregon? Stanford? Somebody? At this point, well take anybody. Paul Newberry is a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry@ap.org or www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 Page B4 News-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 www.newssun.com American Golf Cart; 7.444"; 6"; Black; -; 0 0 0 3 1 7 6 0 always practiced on Chet Brojek track, you hear the stories and you know the history and I said I really need him to be successful. This year they signed up 32 kids ranging in ages from 5 to 18 years old from throughout the county and Wauchula. We came together to form a wonderful club, said Knighten. We competed throughout the year and in post season events. Out of 32 runners, we had 12 that qualified for the Junior Olympics. Of which, eight made the trip to East Michigan University near Detroit in our first year. Track and field has become the quietest biggest sports event that occurs throughout the state. It is not uncommon to have as many as 800-900 competitors will show up for these events. They are usually held in cities or colleges that are capable of handling a large venue and also meet the strict requirement such as rubberized track and sophisticated timing systems. They treat the kids as though they are at the professional level, said Knighten. At the same time they still treat them as kids. It is a wonderful experience. He also noted that many recruiters for college attend these events as they can see large numbers of athletes at once instead of going to much smaller track and field events held at high schools and this is important to get kids exposure. Knighten is not just looking at the present or next year, he is also focused on the future. Noting that the opportunities and requirements for college is getting tougher and the grade point average is getting higher, this helps to put something on a kid's resume other than just going to school. They want to see if you can handle more than just academics, said Knighten. Whether playing sports, getting a job or other pressures college can put on you. We are trying to groom these young kids not only in sports, but in academics as well. The future goal of Champions Elite is not only to grow in number of sports, but to eventually establish a sports academy after school training program. Where the student athletes will come after school to do their homework, then practice in their athletic training. We have certified teachers and tutors, said Knighten, I am a teacher, my wife is a teacher, we tw o other board members that a re teachers and even more that will be willing volunteer. Knighten noted that he was fortunate to earn a football scholarship and even more fortunate to have parents that could afford him to go to college if he did not have a scholarship. But there are a lot of ki ds not that fortunate, Knighten articulated. So I feel that i t is my responsibility along with so many people that do so much for this community, including the Rotary which helped Champions Elite get to Michigan, to give those kids an opportunity. Champions Elite is more than track and field or sporting events. It helps to broaden the lives of not just the kids, but also the parents and the community. As an educator, expressed Knighten. You rarely hear or read about th e athletes or young people that leave here and experience life outside of Avon Park. It was amazing when we went to Atlanta how many parents had never left the state of Florida. So for the kids to experience that at such a young age will help these kids become great lawyers, doctors and businessmen th at will come back and help grow Highlands County. Continued from B1 Elite club giving kids rare opportunities The Streaks are well a ware of the road ahead. All of the players are w orking hard, though, as w ith a roster of nearly 60 p layers, all of whom saw s ome time on varsity last y ear, no position is set and t here are at least two or t hree players vying for each s tarting role. Everyone has been w orking very hard to get b igger, faster, and stronger, s o we can be ready for the s eason, said sophomore q uarterback hopeful Connor C ook. I feel we are definitely ahead of the game mentally, with the knowledge of our plays, coach Scott added. When you are mentally aware of whats going on, you can play faster and know what you are doing. Physically, were not there yet, were working through that, Scott continued. But thats what the practice season is for. But its a big thing to be where we are mentally. The expectations are great for this Sebring Blue Streak squad, from the coaching staff and players alike, as they head into the 2013 season in their efforts to win the war. The Blue Streaks get things started with a Kickoff Classic home battle against Mulberry at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 at Firemens Field. Continued from B1 Streaks kick off with Mulberry I feel we are definitely ahead of the game mentally.LAVAARSCOTT Sebringhead coach Continued from B1 SEC, a league on cruise control

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According to Jeff Pettis, r esearch leader at the United S tates Department of A griculture-Agriculture R esearch Service Bee R esearch Laboratory, Our h ealth relies on the wings of h oneybees. The one-third of o ur diet that relies on bees c ross-pollination is the f ruits, nuts and vegetables t hat enrich our diet and a llow us to thrive. Since 2006, honey bees h ave been mysteriously peri shing. The event is termed C olony Collapse Disorder ( CCD). Honey bees have been g oing through these disapp earing phases throughout h istory, but never in such g reat numbers. Theories for C CD range from cell phone usage to genetically modified crops. Many researchers believe that the use of pesticides and fungicides used on various crops is the culprit. T he assumption is that the p ollen is tainted and when t he bees take it back to the h ive, it weakens their i mmune systems making t hem susceptible to infect ions from parasites. Scientists continue to w ork on the mystery of C CD, but in the interim, t here is plenty that you can d o to help these bees in dist ress. All you have to do is a l ittle gardening. Bees depend o n many blooms for nectar a nd pollen. Although you c ant single handedly save t he honey bee population, w hy not help the little b uzzers out as much as you a re able? The benefits are g reat. If vegetables and f ruits are your thing, the b ees will help pollinate t hem, increasing the quality a nd quantity of your bounty. Bees depend on flowers in t he early spring, late summer a nd fall. They must store e nough nectar and pollen for t he winter. So start your p lanting at any of these t imes and provide the much n eeded food source for these i nsects in distress. Color is important in c hoosing flowers that attract bees. Honey bees favor yellow, purple, orange and blue flowers. Some good choices include coneflower, coreopsis, Russian sage, bee balm, black-eyed Susan, cosmos, lavender, calendula, sunflowers and asters. Shape is another significant factor in choosing the right plant. Keep in mind that bees dont have long tongues like butterflies and hummingbirds so they need flowers that they can obtain nectar and pollen from without that long reach. Water sources are vital for honey bees. By installing a bird bath or other drinking areas, bees have a place to stop and rehydrate when needed. But make sure the tiny creatures wont drown by providing a step for them such as some small, flat rocks, pebbles or other structures that give them a place to sit while slurping up the liquid. Also, make sure to keep the water fresh so it doesnt become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Avoid herbicides and pesticides, even if they claim to be bee friendly. If you must treat your plants, try an insecticidal soap that should not harm bees. Make sure to spray early in the evening when the bees are done collecting nectar and pollen for the day. Never spray anything directly on the bees. The benefits of having bees visit your area are numerous. Honey bees are not usually aggressive unless disturbed or threatened. They pollinate flowers and other plants making them flourish and bloom more abundantly. Bee factsHoneybees represent a highly organized society, with various bees having very specific roles during their lifetime: e.g., nurses, guards, grocers, housekeepers, construction workers, royal attendants, undertakers, foragers, etc. The queen bee can live for several years. Worker bees live for six weeks during the busy summer, and for four to nine months during the winter months. The practice of honey collection and beekeeping dates back to the stone-age, as evidenced by cave paintings. The honeybee hive is perennial. Although quite inactive during the winter, the honeybee survives the winter months by clustering for warmth. By self-regulating the internal temperature of the cluster, the bees maintain 93 degrees Fahrenheit in the center of the winter cluster (regardless of the outside temperature). There is only one queen per hive. The queen is the only bee with fully developed ovaries. Aqueen bee can live for three to five years and mates only once with several male (drone) bees, and will remain fertile for life. She lays up to 2,000 eggs per day. Fertilized eggs become female (worker bees) and unfertilized eggs become male (drone bees). When she dies or becomes unproductive, the other bees will "make" a new queen by selecting a young larva and feeding it a diet of royal jelly. For queen bees, it takes 16 days from egg to emergence. Nearly all of the bees in a hive are worker bees. The worker bee has a barbed stinger that results in her death following stinging, therefore, she can only sting once. Ahive consists of 20,000 30,000 bees in the winter, and over 60,000 80,000 bees in the summer. Drones are male bees kept on standby during the summer for mating with a virgin queen. There are only 300-3000 drones in a hive. The drone does not have a stinger. Because they are of no use in the winter, drones are expelled from the hive in the autumn. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 Page B5 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 0 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/18/13; 0 0 0 3 1 7 4 0 Outdoors Honeybees need our help and we need theirs Courtesy photo Bees depend on flowers in the early spring, late summer and fall. They must store enough nectar and pollen for the winter. 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Page B6 News-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 www.newssun.com CITY OF AVON PARK; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, ap historical society; 0 0 0 3 1 5 2 3 SEBRING PEDIATRICS; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, make good; 0 0 0 3 1 7 3 0 Special to the News-SunWESTPALM BEACH T he South Florida Water M anagement District ( SFWMD) Governing Board v oted unanimously Thursday t o move forward the Central E verglades Planning Project ( CEPP) by supporting the r elease of a draft report for p ublic and agency review by t he U.S. Army Corps of E ngineers. This step signals the D istricts continued partners hip with the Corps in develo ping plans for key restorat ion projects that will direct m ore water south into the h eart of the Everglades. T hursdays action was the f irst formal vote by the S FWMD as the local sponsor o f this planning effort. This is one of many s teps, but it is an important o ne that comes after extens ive public participation and t echnical work, said Dan O Keefe, Chair of the SFWMD Governing Board. The Governing Boards vote on CEPPis part of the federal process to deliver a technically sound plan, known as a Project Implementation Report, for a suite of restoration projects in the central Everglades to prepare for congressional authorization as required under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The vote today supported the release of the draft Project Implementation Report for public and agency review. Our shared commitment to completing a final report as expeditiously as possible is evident by the milestone we have reached today," said Col. Alan Dodd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander. I would like to applaud the District and our dedicated partners and stakeholders for remaining engaged and flexible in the planning process.Thanks to your dedicated efforts, we now have a draft report that can be released to the public for review. The Corps is scheduled to officially publish the draft on Aug. 30 through a federal process for public review. CEPPis part of the longterm solution for moving water south away from the northern coastal estuaries and into the heart of the Everglades and Everglades National Park. When this project is completed, approximately 210,000 acre-feet of water on an average annual basis will be captured and directed south where it can provide ecological benefits. The SFWMD is fully integrated in the technical process of the planning effort, which is led by the Corps. For more, visit www.evergladesplan.org. Outdoors Courtesy photo T he Central Everglades Planning Project will direct more water south into the heart of the Everglades. Central Everglades Planning Project moves forward

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Family FeaturesWhether its a tablet with a n educational purpose or a b ig screen displaying the late st video game, the use of e lectronic technology is skyr ocketing among kids. In f act, according to the Kaiser F amily Foundation, children a ges eight to 18 spend more t han seven and a half hours w ith electronics every day. Unfortunately, all of that s creen time can cause eye f atigue, and ultimately have a n impact on your childs o verall vision and eye health. Although there is no scient ific evidence that computers a nd handheld electronic d evices directly cause vision p roblems, using these devices w isely can help prevent eye f atigue and strain, as well as a ssociated headaches, blurred v ision and dry eyes. To help protect your c hilds vision, consider these t ips from Ameritas, a leading p rovider of dental, vision and h earing care plans: Know that prolonged u se of electronic devices can e xacerbate underlying eye c onditions, so electronics s hould be used in moderat ion. Limit screen time to two h ours or less a day (including w atching TV, playing video g ames and using mobile p hones). Encourage intentional blinking while electronic devices are in use to help refresh eyes with natural moisture that helps prevent bacterial infections, dry spots and corneal breakdown. Reduce additional eye strain by managing glare from windows and using lowwatt bulbs in light fixtures. Keep computer screens 20 to 28 inches away from the face. Practice a rule of 20s to give eyes a rest. Every 20 minutes, ask your child to look at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds before refocusing attention up close again. Move around and change positions periodically while using a device. Watch for signs of eyestrain while electronic devices are in use, such as squinting, frowning at the screen or rubbing eyes. If vision problems or discomfort arise, schedule an appointment with an eye doctor. When taking into account time at the office in front of a computer screen, many adults regularly use electronic devices for as long as, or even longer than, their children. Following the same advice not only sets a good example, but it can help protect your own eye health. Fore more, visit www.ameritasinsight.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 Page B7 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 4 4 8 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, #14 $595 special; 0 0 0 3 1 5 2 4 BROWN, JEN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, buy 3 get 1 free; 0 0 0 3 1 6 3 8 CROWNEPOINT3X10.5 COLOR 00031763 Family Life Protecting young eyes Family Features T oo much time staring at a screen can lead to eye fatigue, no matter your age.

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Page B8 News-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 www.newssun.com P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Morning and evening services available at www.fbcap.net. Select Media, select Sermon Library, select Date. Call 453-6681 for details. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 9th and up, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t C a t h e r i n e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com; website, www.stcathe.com. School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t J a m e s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.C H R I S T I A N C o r n e r s t o n e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. E a s t s i d e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP S potifyMost streamed tracks 1. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" (Star Trak LLC/Interscope) 2. Jay-Z, "Holy Grail" (Roc Nation) 3. Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop" (RCA Records) 4. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) 5. Avicii, "Wake Me Up" (Universal) 6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us" (Macklemore) 7. Bruno Mars, "Treasure" (Atlantic Records) 8. Lorde, "Royals" (Republic Records) 9. Jay-Z, "(Expletive)withmeyouknowigotit" (Roc Nation) 10. Jay-Z, "Tom Ford" (Roc Nation) Most viral tracks 1. Lorde, "Royals" (Lava Music/Republic Records) 2. 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Holy Grail, JAY Z 4. Crash My Party, Luke Bryan 5. Teen Beach Movie (Soundtrack), Various Artists 6. Greater Than, Tye Tribbett 7. Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke 8. Yours Truly, Ariana Grande 9. NOW Thats What I Call Music, Vol. 47, Various Artists 10. From Death To Destiny, Asking Alexandria iPhone & iPadTop Paid iPhone Apps 1. Words With Friends (Zynga Inc.) 2. Minecraft-Pocket Edition (Mojang) 3. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.) 4. AfterLight (Simon Filip) 5. Pixlgun 3D Block World Pocket Survival Shooter with Skins Maker for minecraft (PC edition) & Multiplayer (Alex Krasnov) 6. Smart Alarm Clock: sleep cycles & noise recording (Plus Sports) 7. Pimp Your Screen (Apalon) 8. Wheres My Mickey? (Disney) 9. Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap) 10. iTheme-Themes for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (novitap GmbH) Top Free iPhone Apps 1. 4 Pics 1 Song (Game Circus LLC) 2. Candy Crush Saga (King.com Limited) 3. Despicable Me: Minion Rush (Gameloft) 4. Rise Alarm Clock (Kellen Styler) 5. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 Page B9 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Summer Sunday schedule, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., June 2-Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Bible study. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m. Thursday. St. Francis Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (863) 8403715.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Tuesday of month; Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e s 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c h 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlifesebring.com R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T r i n i t y L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. NonTraditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Preschool, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com .N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c h 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r y Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries.com. U n i o n C h u r c h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. P R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C A ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; email: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email: faith@strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group 6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. S p r i n g L a k e P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( U S A ) 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.S E V E N T H D A Y A D V E N T I S T A v o n P a r k S e v e n t h d a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org S e b r i n g S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.T H E C H U R C H O F L A T T E R D A Y S A I N T S T h e C h u r c h o f J e s u s C h r i s t o f L a t t e r D a y S a i n t s 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 78:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 811 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.T H E S A L V A T I O N A R M Y T h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y C e n t e r f o r W o r s h i p Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Devon Jarrett, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. M e m o r i a l U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. S t J o h n U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org S p r i n g L a k e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U N I T E D C H U R C H O F C H R I S T E m m a n u e l U n i t e d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com. PLACESTOWORSHIP T he Lists C oncertsPollstars top tours Ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous weeks ranking is in parentheses. 1. (1) The Rolling Stones; $7,772,849; $345.49. 2. (New) Paul McCartney; $3,620,049; $131.27. 3. (2) Taylor Swift; $3,021,717; $86.51. 4. (3) Kenny Chesney; $2,246,701; $75.53. 5. (4) Fleetwood Mac; $1,427,403; $110.90. 6. (New) Phish; $1,391,413; $48.76. 7. (5) Justin Bieber; $1,267,409; $80.71. 8. (6) Dave Matthews Band; $1,134,333; $55.10. 9. (8) Bruno Mars; $1,029,608; $71.36. 10. (9) New Kids On The Block; $830,439; $65.06. 11. (New) Blake Shelton; $672,657; $32.24. 12. (10) Tim McGraw; $586,428; $38.25. 13. (11) Brad Paisley; $569,683; $36.13. 14. (New) Rascal Flatts; $567,025; $40.02. 15. (12) Carrie Underwood; $527,808; $70.00. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. Mistress by James Patterson, David Ellis (Little, Brown) 2. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 3. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 4. The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett by Tom Angleberger (Amulet Books) 5. Hotshot by Julie Garwood (Dutton Books) 6. And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead) 7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 8. Pete the Cat by James Dean (HarperCollins) 9. First Sight by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) 10. The Last Witness by W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth (Putnam Adult) NONFICTION 1. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 2. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) 3. Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 4. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 5. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) 6. This Town by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider Press) 7. The Duck Commander Family by Willie Robertson (Howard Books) 8. Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ten Speed Press) 9. Life Code by Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books) 10. Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson (Doubleday) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. Burn by Maya Banks (Penguin Group) 2. Mistress by James Patterson, David Ellis (Little, Brown) 3. High Heat by Lee Child (Random House) 4. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (Little Brown) 5. Hotshot by Julie Garwood (Penguin Group) 6. The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty (Penguin Group) 7. Janes Melody by Ryan Winfield (Ryan Winfield) 8. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 9. The English Girl by Daniel Silva (HarperCollins) 10. The Sky Unwashed by Irene Zabytko (Algonquin Books) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 2. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman (Random House) 3. The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm (Open Road Media) 4. The Good Soldiers by David Finkel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 5. Merles Door by Ted Kerasote (Houghton Mifflin) 6. This Town by Mark Leibovich (Penguin Group) 7. Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster) 8. The Butler by Wil Haygood (Atria) 9. Three Few Precious Days by Christopher Andersen (Gallery Books) 10. Collision 2012 by Dan Balz (Penguin Group)

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By MITCH STACY Associated PressLANCASTER, Ohio Through 80 summers, drivein theaters have managed to remain a part of the American fabric, surviving technological advances and changing tastes that put thousands out of business. Now the industry says a good chunk of the 350 or so left could be forced to turn out the lights because they cant afford to adapt to the digital age. Movie studios are phasing out 35 mm film prints, and the switch to an eventually all-digital distribution system is pushing the outdoor theaters to make the expensive change to digital projectors. The $70,000-plus investment required per screen is significant, especially for what is in most places a summertime business kept alive by mom-and-pop operators. Paying for the switch would suck up most owners profits for years to come. The United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association figures 50 to 60 theaters have already converted. At least one operator decided to close instead of switch, but its not clear how many more might bite the dust. Everyone knows eventually that youll be digital or youll close your doors, says Walt Effinger, whose Skyvue Drive-In in the central Ohio town of Lancaster has been showing movies on an 80-foot screen since 1948. Some will. If youre not doing enough business to justify the expense, youre just going to have to close up. Effinger worked at the Skyvue off and on for 30 years before he and his wife, Cathie, bought it two decades ago. They converted to digital last year, the first of the states 29 drive-ins to do so. Because the films now come on a device the size of a portable hard drive and are downloaded to his projector, its less hassle for him on movie nights and gives viewers a stunningly brighter, clearer image. Think of the picture on a flat-screen digital TV, compared with the old tube set. The digital transformation has been underway in the film industry for more than a decade because of the better picture and sound quality and the ease of delivery no more huge reels of film. The time frame isnt clear, but production companies are already phasing out traditional 35 mm film, and its expected to disappear completely over the next few years. We know fewer and fewer prints are being struck, says D. Edward Vogel, who runs the historic Bengies Drive-In in Baltimore and is spokesman for the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association. An industry incentive program will reimburse theater owners 80 percent of the cost of conversion over time, Vogel says, but because most drive-ins are small, familyrun businesses, its hard for many to find the money, period. And the reimbursement doesnt cover the tens of thousands of dollars more that many will have to spend renovating projection rooms to create the climate-controlled conditions needed for the high-tech equipment. Its a dilemma also faced by the nations small independent theaters, many of them struggling to pay for conversion to digital years after corporate-owned multiplexes already did it. Darci and Bill Wemple, owners of two drive-ins in upstate New York, hope an online competition will help them with the $225,000 to $250,000 they figure it will cost to switch their three screens. The American Honda Motor Co. is compiling online votes for the nations favorite drive-ins and is going to pay the digital conversion costs for the top five vote-getters. The Wemples say that if they dont get help, theyll have to consider closing up. To make this kind of conversion with three screens is like trying to buy another drive-in all over again, says Darci Wemple, whose El Rancho theater in Palatine Bridge is among dozens of drive-ins featured in the Honda ad promotion. The number of drive-ins peaked at more than 4,000 in the late 1950s. Now there are 357. Robyn Deal and Dave Foraker have been going to the Skyvue in Lancaster since they were both in school in the 1960s and early s. On a recent weekend night, they sat together in folding chairs outside their car, blankets on their laps and their 12-year-old dachshund, Wilson, getting lots o f attention just before a double feature of Turbo and The Wolverine. So much of our heritage is going away, and this is o ne of them, said the 60-yearold Foraker, who figures his first movie at the Skyvue was Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? around 1966. Alot of the things I did when I was kid are gone, h e said. I think theyre trying to keep whats left. Page B10 News-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 www.newssun.com Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune/MC T The Cascade Drive In outdoor movie theater in West Chicago was converted from 35mm film to a digital projection system this year. The upgrade includes digital sound, which will improve sound from these car speakers. rrfntnfbtbbrwww.newssun.com Entertainment Digital era threatens tenuous future of drive-ins By SANDYCOHEN APEntertainment WriterAbetter title for this film m ight have been The H istory of Apple C omputers. Jobs aims to be the f irst biopic about tech giant S teve Jobs (Sonys Aaron S orkin project is next), but i nstead of offering insight i nto the man, its a chronolo gy of Apple and the advent o f personal computers. Ashton Kutcher plays J obs convincingly enough. T he Two and a Half Men s tar looks uncannily like the A pple co-founder, right d own to the lumbering gait, a nd theres no trace of K utchers kooky-character p ast here. But with a script b y first-time screenwriter M att Whitely that focuses m ore on corporate events t han characters, theres no c hance to look deeper into t he man behind the Mac. Directed by Joshua M ichael Stern (Swing V ote), Jobs opens with t he Apple chief introducing t he first iPod in 2001. Then i t jumps back almost 30 y ears, when Jobs was a s cruffy, barefoot, Reed C ollege dropout on campus j ust for kicks. (James W oods appears briefly as a c oncerned school administ rator, but is never seen a gain.) Jobs hallucinates in a field, travels to India, and s uddenly its 1976, and hes s truggling in his job at A tari. Prone to outbursts a nd, apparently, body odor, h e turns to his friend, Steve Woz Wozniak (Josh Gad), f or help. Jobs discovers a c omputer prototype Woz b uilt, and a few months l ater, Apple Computers is b orn. Gad is the heart of the f ilm. Though his character, l ike the others, is weakly d eveloped, Gads vulnerab ility as Wozniak makes h im the most relatable. T heres also heart in the s oundtrack, a romp through t he 1960s and 70s that i ncludes songs by Cat S tevens, Joe Walsh and Bob D ylan. Jobs, on the other hand, c ould be a real jerk. He dism isses his pregnant girlf riend (Ahna OReilly) and d enies paternity of their d aughter. He withholds s tock benefits from foundi ng members of his team. If a colleague doesnt share h is vision, he fires them on the spot. Loudly. The one scene where Jobs cries isnt enough to make you like the guy. After he and Woz make a deal with investor Mike Markkula (Durmot Mulroney), the film spends a lot of time at Apple headquarters, where Jobs is a hot-tempered perfectionist. His insistence on quality and innovation above all doesnt sit well with board director Arthur Rock (a sadly bland J.K. Simmons), who unites with newly appointed CEO John Sculley (Matthew Modine) to remove the company cofounder from his post. The decade the film skips when an ousted Jobs created his software company NeXT, which he eventually sold to Apple seems like a lost chapter that could have illuminated it subject. How does such a driven man survive after being driven out? Instead, the film picks up in 1996, when Jobs inexplicably has a new wife and young son; his now college-age daughter snoozing on the living-room couch. Hes lured back to Apple and transforms it into the most profitable company in the world. (Thats not a spoiler, its history you can check it on your iPhone.) And thats the problem with Jobs. While its interesting to see the history of Apple and how Jobssingular determination was crucial to its success, the history of a company isnt as compelling as the history of a person, especially one as complex, innovative and influential as Steve Jobs. Jobs is about Apple more than the man MCT A shton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the new biopic about the iconic Apple founder. Movie Review Jobs Rating: PG-13 (some drug content and brief strong language) Running time: 127 minutes Review: (of 4)

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DearAbby: My childrens nanny, Daisy, has been with us for more than two years. Shes not the best, but I know I could do a lot worse. The most important thing is my children adore her and she is used to our routine. By and large, Im happy to have her. However, I have two pet peeves I don't know how to address. Daisy is always late. Not by much, mind you but it is consistent. Shes at least five minutes late every single day. Maybe it shouldnt bother me so much, but it does. I never dock her pay for tardiness, and I always pay her on time. To me, its a reflection of how important she views her job. I feel it is disrespectful. The kicker is, Daisy is studying to be a nurse. I have told her unless she breaks this bad habit, shell be fired from a future nursing job. The second thing is, on hot, humid days, Daisy has the worst body odor imaginable. When the weather is cool, she doesnt smell, but once sticky weather arrives, the wall of stench is enough to make my nose hairs curl. One day it made me physically ill and I had to excuse her for the day without explaining why. How should I address these problems? Or am I making too big a deal out of this? Having Issues in Virginia DearHaving Issues: Daisy may not be the best employee, but a good employer makes clear what the ground rules are when someone is hired. Because youre a stickler for punctuality, remind Daisy about what her hours are and stress that you expect her to be on time or risk having her pay docked. (If she uses public transportation, there should be some flexibility, but because shes late every day she should be told she needs to leave home a few minutes earlier.) As to her personal hygiene issue, address it directly. Tell her you expect her to have showered, used deodorant and put on fresh clothes before coming to work especially in the summer. Helpful hint: When you hire someone, have a list of written rules prepared for the individual to read and sign so there will be no misunderstandings. Doing that is being an effective boss. DearAbby: I am going to a concert by a popular band. My brother and my cousin always make fun of this band. People commenting online also post mean things about them. I know they have a right to their own opinions, but I dont get the same reactions when I talk about or listen to other popular music. Did people do this 10 or 20 years ago? Do they think its cool to express hatred about mainstream musicians? Maybe the more popular something is, the more people there are having negative feelings toward it. Free to Listen at 13 DearFree to Listen: There is always a degree of backlash against hugely popular entertainers because some people think its more cool to be a fan of a new, upcoming band. Years ago, some people loved the Beatles and hated the Rolling Stones, and vice versa. The behavior you describe has been going on ever since the music business began. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles E XTRA! EXTRA!By AMYJOHNSON ACROSS 1 Gelatin garnish 6 Engaged in battle 11 99 on tags, often: Abbr. 14 __ and Buster Bunny: "Tiny Toons" stars 18 Disco era star Summer 19 Buzzed 21 Scoot 22 Zeno's town 23 Newspaper for visionaries? 25 Said over 27 Golfer Watson 28 Newspaper for convicts? 30 Shirt part 31 __ candy 32 Gp. with a Creative Cities Network project 33 Attribute 37 What some lie in 39 Open, as a vitamin bottle 43 Classic roadster 44 Newspaper for settlers? 50 Harem chamber 51 Jack-in-the-pulpit family 53 1982 Grammy winner for Record of the Year 54 "Cool!" 56 Kindle 58 911 respondent 59 In again 62 Barely manages, with "out" 63 Chose not to pursue, as an issue 64 Morning deity 66 Oil filter accumulation 67 Golfer's back 68 Dietary no. 69 Newspaper for skiers? 72 "The Bells" poet 73 Country poem 75 Ready for business 76 Tyke 77 Twisted 80 Jazzman Allison 81 Order to a boxer 83 Old PC monitor 85 Pied-__: temporary home 86 Eccentric 88 Museum offering 91 Blacken 92 Baja bear 93 Newspaper for hams? 97 Complex bus. office 98 Not inclined to go on 100 1990s game console release, initially 101 "No sweat" 103 Heckle 106 "Have You Seen __": 1971 hit 109 Old cosmonauts' destination 110 Newspaper for demons? 115 Greet the day 118 Tiramisu flavoring, perhaps 119 Newspaper for wedding planners? 122 Scrabble piece 123 Canal site 124 Dieter's statistic 125 Extract with a solvent 126 Belligerent Olympian 127 Cape Town's country: Abbr. 128 Ring leader? 129 Painter Neiman DOWN 1 Put in 2 Ending for ab or ad 3 Tire, in Toulouse 4 Where many jokes are set 5 Fabric used in lace 6 "Without further __ ..." 7 Start of a postwar period 8 Fret 9 Potts of "Designing Women" 10 Paper unit 11 Italian red 12 Best-seller list datum 13 Tarot readers 14 Major Boston street 15 Like some saxes 16 Craft __ 17 DUI-fighting org. 20 Sixth-century year 24 Big Scouts meeting 26 Dismiss, as a potential juror 29 Jour's opposite 33 Thin as __ 34 Suit material 35 Newspaper for bumpkins? 36 "Evil Woman" rockers, familiarly 37 Colorless 38 Banned fruit spray 40 Newspaper for bakers? 41 Jingle writers 42 Bel __: creamy cheese 45 Suffix with lact46 "I bet you don't know any!" 47 Being pulled 48 River to the Seine 49 Dweller on the forest moon of Endor 52 Good note for beginners to start on 55 Three amigos, e.g. 57 Aunt, to 55-Down 60 Voyage taken alone? 61 Place for a soak 65 Pvt.'s boss 69 Saw 70 Tokyo-based electronics giant 71 Rannoch and Tummel 72 Square in a breadbasket 73 "__ making this up" 74 Put out 75 Greek mount 77 Guard 78 Pindar's Muse 79 Two-time Olivier Award winner Jacobi 82 Ancient Persian 84 "We really don't know yet," on a sched. 87 Ring of color 89 Omicron preceders 90 Addams family member 94 Dancing Duncan 95 Being broadcast 96 Stylist's supply 99 British counties 102 Hit that clears the bases 104 Blender brand 105 Casual good-byes 106 Come out of one's shell 107 __ Sketch 108 Adjust the length of 110 Much input 111 Kuwaiti ruler 112 Depressed area 113 "__ just can't wait to be king": "The Lion King" lyric 114 Prez's title 116 Whiskey drink 117 This, to 55-Down 120 www access 121 Mystery writer Josephine Solution on page B5 Driving along in the car with our two grandchildren, they immediately asked for music.So I put in a CD of childrens songs that they are familiar with. We all joined in singing along with the kids on the CD. Then I said, Lets really sing out loud to praise God, O.K.? Their response was to do just that.But, our little 4 1/2-year-old granddaughter took it to another level. She sang so LOUD that she drowned out everyone. Sometimes when you ask children to sing loud, they simply shout and there really isnt any music coming from them.Not so with Hayley.She never got off key or lost the melody. When I looked back at her, she was smiling and moving her arms and legs probably wishing she could get out of her seat and dance.Such contagious joy was being expressed that I wished I could bottle it. Psalm 147:1, NKJV, says, Praise the Lord!For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. Music is a gift.This gift from God is not only in the sound and beauty of it, but is a grateful expression to the Lord.By singing or playing an instrument, we are able to release our devotion to God and ascribe to him the worth he deserves. When we sing, its like we become an instrument of praise.When we play an instrument, our praise flows from our hearts through our fingers to lift the sound to a higher level. When children love to sing and display an aptitude for it, we should encourage it with all the enthusiasm we possess. From an early age, I loved to sing.I may have been shaking in my shoes each time my cousins and I sang duets and trios or when I did an occasional solo, but I couldnt deny the desire to express myself through music. That love for music and the avenue to express Gods truth through song was like a precious accompaniment of my love for song and words.Then when I met my husband Ken and we discovered th at our voices blended, it was as if God had written his signature in a special way across our marriage.We enjoyed thinking of ourselves as muscianaries spreading Gods Word in song. Lets sing out LOUD for the entire world to hear an d express our love for God in this beautiful way.Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a correspondent for the News-Sun. Singing out LOUD! Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 2 0) Now is a great time to e xplore new culinary horiz ons, Aries. You just may f ind a new type of cuisine t hat you never would have a nticipated liking. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus, if you feel like t here haven't been too many o pportunities to socialize w ith friends, host your own g athering of friends and f amily. Start planning now. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Gemini, sometimes f orgetting responsibilities a nd acting like a child for a d ay can be good for the s pirit. Take a mental health d ay and dont let worries get y ou down for a few hours. Cancer(June 22-July 2 2) Cancer, make travel p lans before the summer p asses you by. There has n ever been a better time to g et out for a road trip or b ook a weekend jaunt to s omewhere special. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) L eo, it can be difficult to u pstage you, but someone e lse steps into the spotlight a t work and it has you reeli ng for a little while. Be the b igger person and offer cong rats. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, you might be ultra c areful when choosing f riends, but keep in mind t hose closest to you have b een there through thick and t hin. Remember that this w eek. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, despite the many c hanges you have made, you s till dont feel completely s atisfied. You cant put your f inger on what is off, but you will get to it eventually. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, you have heard the saying that you catch more flies with honey. Be prepared to lay the honey on especially thick this week. Have fun with it. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, its hard to smile when you are feeling upset. This is not the week to let your true feelings show, though. Get through your obligations first. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Carpricorn, if you have been thinking about getting active to shed a few pounds, then try something fun like playing a sport. Exercise doesnt have to mean time in the gym. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Certain aspects of your life are a work in progress, Aquarius. Other things you have under control. This week, focus on the things that may be holding you back. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, while creative pursuits tickle your fancy this week, some more mundane tasks require your immediate attention.Famous birthdaysAug. 18 Edward Norton, actor (44); Aug. 19 John Stamos, actor (50); Aug. 20 Robert Plant, singer (65); Aug. 21 Hayden Panettiere, actress (24); Aug. 22 Tori Amos, singer (50); Aug. 23 Ray Park, actor (39); and Aug. 24 Anze Kopitar, athlete (26). Virgo should be careful choosing their friends Horoscope Nannys bad habits threaten to outweigh her good ones Dear Abby

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Page B12 News-SunSunday, August 18, 2013 www.newssun.com B YJILLWENDHOLTSILVA M cClatchy NewspapersHave you tried organic goji berries from the H imalayas? An acquired taste, the antioxidant-rich jewels l ook a lot like red raisins. You can buy a bag at h ealth food stores, but at $14 to $18 a pound, t hey arent considered cheap eats. But trying to trim your food budget doesnt m ean you should give up on making healthy choice s. Here is a list of 20 easy ways (and a few r ecipes) to help keep your food budget and your w aistline trim.1.Kiss food fads goodbye. Sure, pomegrana te juice is yummy and good for you. But you c an approximate the same flavor in drinks, cockt ails or smoothies by adding less expensive cranb erry juice and still get that antioxidant burst. An e ven less expensive substitution: 1 cup red grape j uice (still high in antioxidants) and 1 teaspoon l emon juice.2.Save more with savvy recipe substitut ions. If a recipe calls for a high-fat i ngredient such as sour cream, cons ider using plain yogurt instead. If t he recipe calls for an exotic ingredie nt, swap a less expensive one. From a balone to zwieback, The Food S ubstitution Bible (Robert Rose) by D avid Joachim is one of the best r esources on the subject. Case in point: While testing a recipe a few w eeks ago, I needed eight Szechuan pepperc orns. After two trips to the Asian market, I w ound up buying a lifetime supply. Wow, I could h ave substituted 2 teaspoons black peppercorns p lus 1 teaspoon lemon zest or 1 tablespoon saltf ree lemon pepper seasoning. Amore compact substitution guide is availa ble free at www.oznet.ksu.edu/humannutrit ion/ INGSUB.htm.3.Bag your own lettuce. Salads may be a d ieters delight, but bagged salad mixes are r arely a bargain. Buy lettuce and other greens by t he head. Wash and chop leaves yourself, then s tore in a zipper-top bag. Want an even bigger b ang for your buck? Buy a super-large quantity o f salad mix at a warehouse store and split it w ith a friend.4.Bulk up on spices. Spices are loaded w ith antioxidants. To save money, buy from bulk b ins. Although it may sound counterintuitive, b uying spices this way allows you to buy only t he amount called for in a recipe, so theres no w aste. Keep in mind whole spices are the best value a nd last longer, up to two years. Powdered red s pices, such as paprika, chili powder and cayenne, which typically have a one-year shelf life, last longer when stored in the refrigerator.5.Munch money. Popcorn is a budget-friendly snack food. And its a whole grain. Keep in mind the kernels need not be oozing butter to taste utterly delicious. You can easily transform plain popcorn with a dab of your favorite seasoning blend, a sprinkling of fresh herbs or a shaving of Parmesan cheese.6.DIYdressings. Bottled salad dressings are pricey and usually loaded with preservatives. Instead, use oil and vinegar at a ratio of 3-to-1. Resist the urge to buy olive oil in bulk since it goes bad in as little as three months once its opened. And dont you dare pitch that vinegar lurking in the back of the pantry. Cooks Illustrated reports commercial brands contain 5 percent acetic acid and have been pasteurized for a long, long shelf life. If there is sediment at the bottom, simply filter the clouds away with a coffee filter.7.Down-size dinner and dessert. Americans have grown used to bagels the size of hubcaps. So when meal-planning, keep in mind a serving of meat should be no larger than a deck of cards, an ounce of cheese is about the size of Monopoly dice, and a medium piece of fruit the size of a tennis ball. But dont skip dessert just because youre keeping tabs on portion distortion. In tough times dessert is good for your psyche and its easy to downsize with mini-muffin or tiny tart pans.8.Save with speedy grains. Quick-cooking grains like barley, couscous and quinoa are economical and quick to fix. But if you want to add more grains to your diet, there is a world of others including sorghum and spelt.9.Abig return on investment. Most nuts and seeds are pricey but well worth the investment healthwise since theyre loaded with heartyhealthy omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that nuts and seeds also help you to feel full longer throughout the day. To keep nuts and seeds from turning rancid quickly, be sure to store in the freezer.10.Acereal two-fer. No need to promenade down the pricey, presweetened cereals aisle. Just keep walking right past those breakfast bars and boutique granolas. Grab a barrel of oldfashioned rolled oats and youre doing your heart and wallet a favor. Aversatile staple, you can use rolled oats to make oatmeal or to make your own granola. To avoid boredom, experiment with different natural sweeteners (maple syrup, honey, molasses, agave and so forth) and vary the dried fruit and nut combinations you choose. 11.Get more bang for your organic buck. The Organic Food Shoppers Guide (Wiley) lists 20 foods that might be worth paying more for if you are concerned about pesticide residue: apples, beef, bell peppers, carrots, celery, cherries, chicken, citrus, coffee, corn, eggs, imported grapes, milk, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach and strawberries.12.Snack attack. Nearly every snack chip, cookie or bar is available in 100-calorie snack packs, but do you really want to pay a premium to have someone else throw a few cheese crackers in a sandwich baggie? Buy in bulk and take a few minutes to portion them into your own reusable containers. Not sure what 100 calories looks like? With most snacks, its about a handful, but check the nutrition labels.13.Budget beef. Like butter and eggs, beef is no longer considered a nutritional bad boy. Red meat provides protein, vitamin B-12 and iron. Still, steak is pricey even in the best of times, so choose lean beef cuts that are more moderately priced. Consider recipes that call for bottom round steak, hanger steak, tri-tip, shoulder tender or shoulder center steak. Remember to eat a moderate amount of meat in your overall diet.14.Fizz for less. Instead of buying pricey carbonated juice drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup and other artificial sweeteners, make your own thirst-quenching spritzer using sparkling water and just a splash of 100 percent fruit juice. Take a long sip and feel the jingle in your pocket. That extra change used to help pay all those superstar spokesmodels to advertise those pricey soda and juice drinks. Now its yours. 15.Save a penny. Bakery cakes, cupcakes and pies are pricier than baking from scratch. And to extend the shelf life, most contain hydrogenated oils, also known as trans fats When you bake it yourself, you control the kind s of fats, sugar and flours you use.16.Trickle-down economics. Drink more tap water. Its good for you. It fills you up. Its free.17.Pint-size purees. Making your own purees for baby keeps the ingredient list as simple to decipher as ABC. But its also downright trendy, judging from all the baby food cookbooks and specialized gadgets, including the Williams-Sonoma Beaba Babycook, a food processor that retails for $150. All you really need is a decent food processo r or an inexpensive food mill. Plan on pureeing t he family dinner, and keep an eye out for produce on sale. Use freezer trays to freeze the food, then pop the cubes into a zip-top freezer bag for storage.18.Bargain-basement beans. How low can you go? Beans are one of the most inexpen sive staples you can add to your shopping list. Loaded with protein, fiber and folates, theyre also one of the most nutritious. Slow cookers are a great way to speed up th e cooking time. Canned beans cost a little more, but are still healthy if you rinse and drain to remove the sodium theyre processed with.19.Waste less food. Americans are reported to waste anywhere between 15 percent and 30 per cent of all food they buy. Guilty? Make your own ve getable stock from vegetable remnants. Roast a whole chicken, and find clever ways to sneak leftovers into the menu. Turn a stale heel of bread into breadcrumbs. Save the yolk, even when the recipe only calls for egg whites. Just keep in mind you can take frugality too far. The Partnership for Food Safety Education reminds consumers there are limits to safe leftovers. For more info, go towww.befoodsafe.org.20.Luxurious leftovers. Take what lurks in the shadows of the refrigerator and make it into a sumptuous meal or snack. For instance, you can turn a lowly head of cabbage into some thing fit for the deli with the addition of a curry dressing, blue cheese crumbles or a handful of nuts and dried cranberries.BLUEBERRY CASHEW GRANOLA I NGREDIENTS 21/2cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2/3cup unsalted cashew halves 1/2cup wheat germ 1/3cup unsalted sunflower s eeds 1/3cup molasses 1/3cup honey 1 tablespoon canola oil 11/2teaspoons cinnamon 1/2teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup dried blueberriesPreheat oven to 275 degrees. L ine a baking sheet with alum inum foil and spray with nons tick vegetable cooking spray. Combine the oats, cashews, w heat germ and sunflower seeds i n a large bowl. In a separate b owl, combine the molasses, honey, oil, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour molasses mixture over oat mixture and stir well to combine. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes or until golden, stirring after 15 minutes and frequently after that. Remove from oven and cool completely. Stir blueberries into granola mixture. Per (1/2-cup) serving: 317 calories (27 percent from fat), 10 grams total fat (2 grams saturated), no cholesterol, 52 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams protein, 8 milligrams sodium, 6 grams dietary fiber. Makes 10 servingsKEY LIME TARTLETSINGREDIENTS 12 crisp gingersnap cookies 3 eggs, at room temperature 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk 3/4cup freshly squeezed lime juice plus grated lime zest from all limes (about 6 to 7 Persian limes or 12 to 14 Key limes) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3cup heavy whipping cream, whippedPreheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Spray each paper liner with nonstick spray coating. Place a cookie in each paper liner. Whisk together eggs, milk, lime juice, lime zest and vanilla until well-blended. Pour a scant1/4cup lime mixture into each cup. Bake 16 to 19 minutes or until firm; do not overbake. Allow hot tarts to set in pan about 10 minutes. Carefully lift each tart from the pan and place on a tray. Cool completely, then refrigerate several hours or overnight. Dollop with 1 tablespoon whipped cream. Per serving: 151 calories (19 percent from fat), 3 grams total fat (2 grams saturated), 9 milligrams cholesterol, 28 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein, 82 milligrams sodium, trace dietary fiber. Makes 12 servingsRASPBERRY GREEN TEA COOLERINGREDIENTS 2 raspberry green tea bags 1 cup light cranberry juice cocktail 2 cups 0-calorie raspberry sparkling water Fresh raspberries, for garnish Slice of lime, for garnishHeat 1 cup water to a boil. Add tea bags and allow to steep 3 to 5 minutes. Pour into a pitcher and add 1 additional cup of water. Add cranberry juice and raspberry sparkling water. Serve with ice and, if desired, float a few fresh raspberries in glass as a garnish. Serve with a wedge of lime if desired. Per (11/4-cup) serving: 18 calories (none from fat), no fat, no cholesterol, 4 grams carbohydrates, trace protein, 5 milligrams sodium, no dietary fiber. Makes 4 servingsQUICK COOKING GRAINSIf the time commitment of whole grains trips you up, try cooking grains in the pressure cooker. Here is a cooking guide.Barley, pearl: 18 minutesBarley, hulled and hull-less :18 minutesHominy:45 minutesOat groats (whole oats): 30 minutesRice, brown basmati, medium-, shortand long-grain:15 minutesRice, whole-grain blends that call for 45 minutes cooking time:15 minutesRye berries:25 minutesSorghum, whole:28 minutesWheat berries:35 minutesSpelt:35 minutesWild rice:25 minutesSOURCE: WHOLE GRAINS EVERYDA Y, EVERYWAY BYLORNASASS (CLARKSO N POTTER ) BRENDA PINNELL/MCT Living