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NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, September 29, 2013 Volume 94/Number 117 | 75 cents www.newssun .com Arts & EntertainmentB11 Books B9 Business A8 Chalk Talk B5 ClassifiedsA11 Crossword PuzzleB13 Dear AbbyB13 HoroscopeB13 Editorial & OpinionA4 Sudoku PuzzleB13 Index Shower in p.m. High 90 Low 69Details, A14 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***;11.25";1.5";Black plus three;process, front strip; 00031998 TEXTING BEHIND THE WHEEL?:-(Statewide ban goes into effect TuesdayKatara Simmons/News-S un A statewide ban on texting while driving goes into effect on Tuesday. The law calls texting behind the wheel a secondary offens e, meaning drivers will have to be pulled over for another offense before they can be cited. Captain Jeff Barfield HCSOSome people are just blatant about it, too. They have tunnel vision. Theyre so into what they are doing on their phones they sometimes dont even see me sitting at the light looking at them right next to them.By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING If you are one of the millions of Florida drivers and arent afraid to admit to texting while driving on a regular basis,then you might want to start breaking that habit or be prepared to possibly see some blue and red flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Florida Senate Bill 52, known as the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law was signed by Gov. Rick Scott on May 28 and goes into effect at the start of the states fiscal year on Tuesday,Oct. 1,just a few days away. Highlands County Sheriffs Office Uniform Patrol Division Captain Jeff Barfield said the HCSO has every intention of enforcing this law. We will enforce it,just like all traffic laws. The problem is its really hard to target this because it is a secondary offense,Barfield said. However,we will not use that as an excuse. Well definitely enforce it when we can. The bill states that the law will be used as a secondary offensemeaning a driver who is pulled over by an officer must be pulled over for another moving violation (speeding, reckless driving,failure to yield,etc.) prior to being given a texting while driving ticket. Tickets will come with a cost for drivers who are cited. A dr ivers first violation will be noted as a non-moving violation. The fine will be $30 plus court costs,which will vary by county. If a driver is issued a second violation within fiveLocal cops plan to enforce, educate about new law 099099401007 A T RUE C HAMPIONKarlson named 2013 Champion for Children Award winner A2 Lake Placid . .1 4 Poinciana . . 6 Lklnd Christian .49 Avon Park . .14 Fridays Scores Sports,B1 By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Hes made a few w histle stops in Highlands County o ver the years,now Florida G overnor Rick Scott is coming h ere for an actual appearance. Theres just one catch it w ont be open to the public. Dubbed A Heartland D iscussion on the Symbiotic R elationship Between Economic D evelopment and Education,the e vent will be held at the new F iremens Field convention center T hursday evening. The confab w ill combine a pair of subjects t hat the governor has been dealing w ith almost constantly during his f irst term in office. Scott will deliver the keynote a ddress then interact with the g roup during a question-and-Gov. to make stop in SebringScott to speak at private event hosted by FHREDI MCT Gov. Rick Scott will be in Sebring T uesday to speak on education and economic development. See TEXTING,page A6 See SCOTT,A6By PHIL ATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comSEBRING Elementary students might not get to adjust their lowest grades to move to the next grade level if school board members hold to changes made in a workshop Tuesday. The School Board of Highlands Count y is revising the Student Progression Plan for 2013-14,which outlines school distri ct policy for grading,remedial courses and what exam and grade requirements students must meet to enter the next grade level.Student promotion policy under examinationSee PROMOTION,A9Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Paige Andrews was crowned Avon Park High Schools Homecoming Queen during festivities Friday night. The Homecoming King is Alfred Brown. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun JoAnna Sanchez and Marquavein Copeland were crowned Lake Placid High Schools Homecoming royalty during festivities Friday night at Scarbrough Memorial Stadium.Homecoming royalty


By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Pamela Karlson stood in disbelief Thursday night on the stage of the Grace Bible Church sanctuary after being named the 2013 Champion for Children award winner. Karlson,who is an attorney,has managed to still find the time over the past 27 years to advocate and help local children. A busy volunteer, Karlson has helped out in numerous events and organizations throughout Highlands County, including the Youth Development Council,the Take Stock in Children program and Ag Venture as well as supervising law internships. Karlson has also found time in her busy schedule to spread the gospel of Christ through her many mission trips in the Caribbean islands. After being named this years Champion for Children a nearly speechless Karlson beamed with happiness as she spoke to friends,family and supporters. I dont know what I feel ... wow,said Karlson. I cant believe I was chosen. Out of all these amazing individuals here,they are all so great. Karlson was chosen by a committee the night of the gala. The five other finalists Charlene Edwards,Sandi Whidden, (spouses) Chris and Tanya Taylor and John Varady all offered congratulations to Karlson following her award. The Color My World gala theme featured musical entertainment by Heartland Idol third place winner Cammie Lester and the Sebring Middle School chorus. Champion for Children CEO Kevin Roberts excitedly thanked the hundreds of guests for the continued support of the foundation since its inception in 1994. Foundation Executive Director Jeffrey Roth called Roberts the oak of the foundation,stating his hard work,dedication and passion for caring for local children are the roots of the organization and keep everything and everyone grounded. Karlson is the 14th recipient of the coveted Champion for Children award. Karlson said that her faith continues to push her to lend a helping hand and encouraged others to do all they can to support,nurture and help the youth in this and any community. The event was sponsored by dozens of individuals,couples and businesses in the community. The 14th annual Champion for Children Galas premier sponsor was Highlands Regional Medical Center. Page A2 News-SunSunday, September 29, m pub block;5.542";4.5";Black;publishers block; 00026403 KAYLOR & KAYLOR;5.542";1.5";Black;social security above lottery; 00032005 KAYLOR & KAYLOR;5.542";1.5";Black;nursing below lottery; 00032111 This weeks question: Who will be more to blame if the government is forced into a shutdown due to a budget impasse, the President or Congress? President 58.5% Congress 41.5% Total votes: 258 Online www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Sept. 27 923274951MB:38x2Next jackpot $173 millionSept. 24 411323940MB:33x3 Sept. 20 115202147MB:34x2 Sept. 21 83235464752x:5Next jackpot $10 millionSept. 18 141523364950x:4 Sept. 14 151722404145x:3 Sept. 27 167917 Sept. 26 611192432 Sept. 25 2341129 Sept. 24 2124252932 Sept. 27 (n) 7178 Sept. 27 (d) 4839 Sept. 26 (n) 5002 Sept. 26 (d) 6642 Sept. 27 (n) 54 5 Sept. 27 (d) 43 2 Sept. 26 (n) 72 2 Sept. 26 (d) 53 7 Sept. 27 1015384014 Sept. 24 16253512 Sept. 20 17254413 Sept. 17 614193921 Sept. 25 27174953 PB: 23Next jackpot $60 millionSept. 21 1217455458 PB: 13 Sept. 18 710223235 PB: 19 Lottery Center Next question: Should Congress authorize raising the debt limit again before the Oct. 17 deadline? Samantha Gholar/News-Sun Pamela Karlson speaks to a crowded room at Grace Bible Church Thursday evening after being named the recipient of the 2013 Champion for Children award as Champion CEO Kevin Roberts (right) looks on.Karlson named 2013 Champion for Children Follow the News-Sun on active supporter of youth programs A dult Education at SFSC to hold open house LAKE PLACID T he South Florida S tate College Adult E ducation Department i nvites prospective stud ents to an information s ession from 5-7 p.m. M onday in Building 2 00,Room 201,at the L ake Placid Center. Any student wishing t o enter an Adult E ducation program can l earn more about the v arious programs, a dmission requirem ents,costs,and speak w ith instructors and s taff. The Adult Education p rograms at SFSC prov ide students with a r ange of educational s ervices to improve b asic reading,math, a nd writing skills, c omplete a high school d iploma,or improve E nglish language comm unication. Face-to-face courses f or Adult Basic E ducation (ABE), G eneral Educational D evelopment (GED), a nd English for S peakers of Other L anguages (ESOL) p rograms are held M onday through F riday at SFSC's H ighlands Campus, H ardee Campus,Lake P lacid Center,and the T eacherage in Sebring. T imes vary at each l ocation. Online prog rams are provided in e ight-week modules, a nd registration is cont inually open even a fter the fall term b egins. Students may regist er for the following p rograms up to the last f our weeks of a term: A BE,ESOL,and GED. S tudents must be at l east 16 years old to a ccess these programs o f study. For more informat ion about the open h ouse or SFSC's Adult E ducation programs, c all Sue Sawyer,senior a dult programs speciali st,at 784-7441 or e mail adulted@southf Heartland Community Chorus begins rehearsals SEBRING The f irst rehearsal for the H eartland Community C horus will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the S ebring Church of the B rethren,700 S. Pine S t. (across from the P alms). Future r ehearsals will be held a t the same time and t he same place. These r ehearsals will be in p reparation for the C hristmas concert at 4 p .m. Sunday,Dec. 1 at t he Church of the B rethren. Selections for the C hristmas concert will i nclude individual p ieces such as Lay D own Your Staffs, The Jesus Gift, Tiny King,and Angels We Have H eard on High,then a b rief Corelli Christmas O ratorio; and finally c losing out the concert, c horuses from the H andels Messiah. The chorus is open t o anyone who has a l ove of singing with no a uditions required. P ass the information a long to church choir m embers or anyone Community Briefs Continued on A5 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Time flies when youre having funsaid Lora Todd, marketing director of the Heartland Riders Association. The Riders are in the final stages of planning their 10th anniversary Run to the Heartland and are promising an action-packed weekend with great bands,vendors,thrill shows. They have a few other things to up their sleeves,too. The 10th anniversary is very specialexplains Todd. We looked back at all of the things we have learned along the way and how this event has evolved into one of the largest events around and we are very proud of what we have accomplished. There have been some challenging times like hurricanes,rain storms and a terrible recession,but we managed to hold it together. Run to the Heartland was born out of the hard work of some local motorcycle enthusiast who formed the Heartland Riders Association Inc.,a notfor profit organization (501-C6) that is run entirely with volunteers. Their board is made up of two retired police captains,a former county commissioner,two veterans,an accountant, a security supervisor an d a local event coordinator. We all know our way around a motorcycle,b ut we also all live here in the county. Local hotels, restaurants and other businesses benefit from what we do. That is reasons that we chose October; its still consi dered a summer month and it helps the local economy,Todd said. The 10th anniversary of Run to the Heartland is going to feature some of the best music that the Heartland has to offer with likes of Quasimojo,The Shannon Reed Band, White Collar Crime,Th e Ransom Band and RaisinCane. We are bringing bac k some of the best and most popular attractions throughout the years such as the World Champion Central Florida Motorcycle Drill Team,The FERE Motorcycle Thrill Show featuring accomplished rider Adam Holbrook, and FRISCOs Famous ABATE Poker Run, which is a 100-mile ride throughout the county, the Born to Ride BikeHRA pulls out stops for Run to the HeartlandSee RUN,A9

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TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & OpinionPage A4News-Sun Sunday, September 29, m Its been over 30 years and I still remember how Don proposed to me. He was living in Kansas City and attending medical school there. I was living in Tampa and teaching. Wed been doing the long-distance relationship thing for a while, keeping both the postal service and Ma Bell in the black. He asked if I would join him for Thanksgiving that year. I flew up a day or two before. The day before Thanksgiving,we had lunch at a Japanese hibachi and drove around the city so he could show me the sights. We pulled off in a park near some baseball fields,and he turned to me with shining eyes. I want to give you your Christmas present early, he said. He handed me a wrapped package. When I opened it I discovered a beautiful jewelry box. As I lifted it up,he said,Be careful. Theres something inside of it. My breath caught. I slowly opened the box. The tune Moon River began to play as I stared at the lovely engagement ring that sat inside. I will freely admit that my brain shut down for a moment. I closed the box and asked,Is this what I think it is? He admitted it was and asked me to marry him. At that point my brain clicked back on and joined my heart to give him a joyful yes. And the rest,as they say,is history. I share this partly because its a wonderful story (at least to me). But also because I was reminded of that sweetly romantic time after reading about a potential engagement that was less so. The story,which I found on the website (I am not kidding) tells the tale of Stephanie Smith and her boyfriend,Eric. Apparently Eric had the charming habit each morning of inquiring how long Stephanie had been up. Shed say around 15 minutes. His loved filled response? Youve been up for 15 minutes and you havent made me a sandwich? To Eric,apparently, sandwiches are the language of love. Homemade ones,mind you,not ones you buy at the deli. So she made him a sandwich this one time, and after raving about it as he devoured the meal, he told her,Honey, youre 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring! So,wanting a life with this prince of a man,she started makin g him sandwiches. Smith started a food blog,300 Sandwiches,to document this journey. According to the blog, shes up to sandwich number 177 133 to g o. Smith insists that theres nothing weird o r wrong with this. According to a comme nt on the article in Jezebe l, she sees this as a challenge or a dare. She is quick to point out that her boyfriend cooks as well,and that he didnt say Make me 300 san dwiches or Ill leave you! Most comments on the article in Jezebel ar e negative. A few have pointed out the math doesnt add up. She started her sandwich quest in June of 2012 she couldve made a sandwich a day and be done by now. Smith dismisses such notions,saying its not a race. And that Eric appreciates that her sandwiches are thought out tasty meals. I dont know. I dont mind cooking for Don, and if he asked me to make him a sandwich, I would do so cheerfully I like doing nice things for him. But comparing my proposal to the one Smith got,I have to say I prefer the way Don did it. He was sweet. He didnt make me earn my ring before I got it. He just loved me and asked me to love him back. And that beats a sandwich any day. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun.How do I love thee? Remembering J.P. E ditor: J.P. Plunkett was one of t he pioneers of the Placid L akes sub-division,and w as instrumental in creati ng many changes during h is years of residence in t he area. J.P. became the presid ent of the PlacidLakes H omeowners Association i n 2001 until 2003,and a f ew of his undertakings w ere the new dock at the p ark,sea wall done,trees t rimmed,foliage cleared o ut and entrance signs r eplaced. And during his r eign,Sheri and Scott H utchins pioneered the d edication of the nown amed August F. Tobler M emorial Park complete w ith dedication cerem onies and wonderful get t ogetheer.Dave Jackson h ad painted the fences, c leaned up the play area a nd generally spruced up t he whole area. J.P. was forever trying t o get the parking lot red one,and get more activit ies for the members; he w as a firm believer that t hey should get something b ack for their money. One o f the outstanding activit ies was the annual C hristmas party,held on a S unday with lots of gifts d onated by the local merc hants and music by G eorge Filip and his Stardusters. We were all volunteers,and remember Dave Krista rounded up all the donated gifts at one of the parties,and we numbered them and wrapped them for distribution. J.P. used to do the newsletters himself,and as the years went by and he wrote for the American Legion Newsletter,you could readily see the sensible,down to earth rhetoric of his presidential letters,and he knew whereof he spoke. He was the one that said put some pressure on the county to clean up the canals again and take care of the sand influx at the south end of Catfish Creek.He was plain-spoken,get away from cluttered agendas, give the answers to situations before the questions are asked,be brief.Put in some lights. Use purchase orders,keep meetings brief!This was J.P.s attitude. Quote from an email You cannot build membership in anything without visible credible results. You may say J.P. had some bad habits,but he had a lot of good ones, too.One thing he didnt care for was nit-pickin and politics. One thing he did care for was the town of Lake Placid,and there are not too many organizations that he didnt have his nose in at one time or another.AndI, for one,am very glad to have known and loved him,and appreciated his good habits and will always remember him for that. Susie Lee Lake PlacidLook at single payer systemEditor: Isnt it time to take another look at a single payer system for health care? It would get the question of health care costs out of employment and insurance in a single stroke. Employers will no longer be concerned with providing a health care program for employees, that element of cost eliminated from hiring decisions. Premiums to insurance companies and a myriad of duplicative paper workgone. Health providers no longer required to fight through various forms mandated by insurance carriers. Costs of staffs and big executive salaries no longer an added burden to health care costs. The current law,the affordable care act was crafted to keep employee contracts in force while protecting the health insurance industry; compromises insisted on by the conservatives initially, now objecting to for philosophical reasons. But a single pay cuts all the nonsense away, creatinga greaterefficiency and cost reduction. Simplicity and savings, who can reasonably object to that? Randy Ludacer Lake Placid Lauras Look Laura Ware Make sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail She used the Stand Your Ground law as her defense, but was found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a jury which took 12 minutes to deliberate. Because Alexander used a gun, she received the mandatory 20-year sentence. The case was controversial from the start. Critics of the assault charges said they showed two levels of justice one for white men and another for black women. According to the Jacksonville Times Union, the presiding judge told the jury in her final instructions that Alexander had to prove beyond a reasonable doubt her husband was abusive in order to find her innocent. It was those instructions that led to the successful appeal. While we agree with the court that a new trial is warranted, our concern here is not about the facts of the case. Nor is it focused on the Stand Your Ground law, although we have increasing reservations about it. The main inequity that disturbs us, and many others, is the mandatory 20-year sentence. The News-Sun feels it is ridiculous and wasteful to send a woman to prison for 20 years because she shot a bullet into a wall. No one should lose 20 years of their life over a single incident where no one was hurt physically especially when the gun holder had no criminal record, was not using a gun in the course of a crime and the evidence was of the he said she said variety. Because of Florida statute 775.087 known more commonly as 10-20-Life however, the judge had no options. If someone is convicted of firing a gun, the minimum sentence is 20 years regardless of circumstances. The idea of mandating sentences for people convicted of using a gun in the course of a crime looks good on paper. We believe the 10-20-life policy has probably deterred violence. On the other hand it also has led to miscarriages of justice, like in the Alexander case. It is also expensive. When it comes to human behavior, one size never fits all. If our system of justice is to remain, well, just, judges must be allowed to make decisions on each case based on the facts and extenuating circumstances. O ne size does not fit all T hursday,Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville was granted a new trial by an appellate court. Alexander is the woman who fired o ne shot into the wall of her living room during a d omestic argument with her husband in the spring o f 2012.


By RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated PressCAMBRIDGE,Mass. A Pakistani girl who s urvived an assassination a ttempt by the Taliban has b een honored as Harvard U niversitys humanitarian o f the year. Malala Yousafzai,an o utspoken proponent for g irlseducation,was at H arvard on Friday to a ccept the 2013 Peter J. G omes Humanitarian A ward. Harvard President D rew Gilpin Faust said s he was pleased to welc ome Malala because of t heir shared interest in e ducation. Malala was shot in the h ead last October. M ilitants said she was a ttacked because she critic ized the Taliban,not b ecause of her views on e ducation. The 16-year-old Malala s aid she hopes to become a politician because p oliticians can have influe nce on a broad scale. She spoke nostalgically a bout her home region, t he Swat Valley,and said s he hopes to return somed ay. She called it a parad isebut described a dang erous area where milit ants blew up dozens of s chools and sought to disc ourage girls from going t o school by snatching p ens from their hands. S tudents,she said,reacted b y hiding their books under their shawls so people wouldnt know they were going to school. The so-called Taliban were afraid of womens power and were afraid of the power of education, she told hundreds of students,faculty members and well-wishers who packed Harvards ornate Sanders Theater for the award ceremony. Malala highlighted the fact that very few people spoke out against what was happening in her home region. Although few people spoke,but the voice for peace and education was powerful,she said. Malala also described waking up in a United Kingdom hospital,where she was taken for emergency treatment following the assassination attempt in Pakistan. And when I was in Birmingham,I didnt know where I was,I didnt know where my parents are,I didnt know who has shot me and I had no idea what was happening,she said. But I thank God that Im alive. The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland,paid a special tribute to Malala in a message read publicly during her award ceremony. Your courage, Jagland said in the tribute, is sending a strong message to women to stand up for their rights,which constitutes a precondition for peace. Follow Rodrique Ngowi at By GARY FINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A Florida state legislator has filed a bill to exempt anyone who fires a warning shot in selfdefense from the states minimum-mandatorysentencing laws. Rep. Neil Combee,RPolk City,filed the bill Thursday in response to the conviction of a woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a gun near her estranged husband during an argument. His action came the same day an appeals court granted the woman,Marissa Alexander,a new trial. Under Combees proposed legislation,those in situations such as Alexanders would be exempt from the states -20-Lifelaw,which requires anyone who shows a gun while committing certain felonies to be sentenced to 10 years in prison. If someone is shot and wounded during the commission of those crimes,the sentence increases to 25 years to life. The law,implemented in 1999,has been credited with helping to lower Floridas violent-crime rate. Combee said that Alexanders and other cases in Florida convinced him of the need to clarify the states mandatory minimumsentence law for gunrelated offenses. I cant imagine and dont believe anyone intended that -20Lifeshould apply to someone who felt they were threatened, Combee said. What crime did she commit? She wasnt robbing a store. Combee filed an identical bill during this years legislative session but it went nowhere. He said the attention surrounding Alexanders case convinced him the measure has a chance of moving forward during the session that begins in March. Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody was hurt,but the judge in the case said he was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years in prison after she was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Alexander has maintained that the shot fired was a warning shot. The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that Alexander deserves a new trial because the trial judge handling her case did not properly instruct the jury regarding what is needed to prove selfdefense. The ruling said the instructions constituted a fundamental errorand required Alexander to prove selfdefense beyond a reasonable doubt. But the court also made clear in its ruling that the judge was right to block Alexander from using the states stand your groundlaw as a way to defend her actions. The law,which attracted international attention during George Zimmermans recent murder trial,generally removes a duty to retre at in the face of possible danger and allows people to use deadly force if they believe their lives are in danger. Follow Gary Fineout on Twitter: www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 29, 2013Page A5 DR.ROTMAN, DARRIN;5.542";10.5";Black;sept ads; 00032001 MARTIAL ARTS (pp);3.639";3";Black ; top rt hand pg main A; 00032007 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &;1.736"; 6";Black;obit page sept ads; 00032010 e lse who is interested in s inging. For further inform ation,call Sue Lewis, d irector,at 314-9315. Sebring Elks plan yard sale SEBRING Sebring E lks 1529will have a y ard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p .m. Saturday,Nov. 23 at t he lodge. It will be open t o the public. Vendors are wanted. I nside vendors can have s pace for $10 in a dvanceor $15 day of s ale. Outside vendors can r eserve space for $15 in a dvance or $20 day of s ale. Call 471-2150 to r eserve a table. Social Center offers Bingo SEBRING Every T uesday,the Highlands S ocial Center plays B ingo. The bar opens at 4 p .m. and games start at 6 p .m. Full snack bar with h amburgers,hot dogs, s andwiches,desserts, d rinks and more. The center is at 3400 S ebring Parkway. Call 3 86-0752 for more inform ation. FHREDI, FFF meet Monday SEBRING Floridas H eartland Regional E conomic Development I nitiative Inc. and F loridas Freshwater F rontier Inc. board of d irectors will meet at 10 a .m. Monday at Heartland W orkforce,5901 U.S. 27 S outh. For information,call G ina Reynolds at 3854 900. Alzheimers Association Walk is Oct. 12 SEBRING The A lzheimers Associations W alk to End Alzheimers is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimers will take place Oct. 12 at Circle Park,downtown Sebring. Nearly 100 people from the Highlands area are expected at this years event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers participants will participate in a threemile walk and will learn more about Alzheimers disease,advocacy opportunities,clinical trial enrollment,and support programs and services of the Alzheimers Association. Each walker will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimers disease. The end of Alzheimers disease starts here. Start or join a team today at or call 385-3444.South Florida State College offers American Sign LanguageLAKE PLACID South Florida State Colleges Community Education Department is offering American Sign Language I and II classes in October at the Lake Placid Center. This eightweek course will teach participants how to communicate with the deaf community and the hearing impaired. Learn fingerspelling,word signing, and American Sign Language sentence structure including yes/no questions,rhetorical questions,time adverbs,and verbs. This class will meet from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 14 at the SFSC Lake Placid Center, 500 E. Interlake Blvd. The cost is $60,and the course number (CRN) is 11601. Preregistration is required for all classes. Register for classes in Building B on the Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information on this or any other Community Education classes,call 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@so planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 Auxiliary will serve breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. A pulled pork dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. Music by Lou/Connie from 5-8 p.m. Music by Allen from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and by Larry Musgrave from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Parking Lot Fund Bake Sale from 4-6 p.m. Friday. Call 465-0975. Moose Lodge 2374 will have Fireman Karaoke today. SEBRING VFW Post 4300 will have karaoke by Mega Soundz from 5-8 p.m. today. Call 385-8902. The Sebring Moose Lodge will be holding a memorial for Thomas Klepinger today.Klepinger was a long-time resident and valued member of the Lodge andpast secretary of Thunderbolt. Friends and family are invited to attend the memorial.A covered dish is appreciated for a light supper following the service.Open face hot beef will be on the menu from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Frank E. from 6-9 p.m. Karaoke with Jewells at 6 p.m. Thursday. New York Strip menu will be served from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Music by Steve and Peggy from 7-10 p.m. Music by Larry Musgrave from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Continued from A2 Community Briefs Fla. legislator wants to allow warning shots Pakistani girl shot by Taliban honored at Harvard


y ears of the first,it will b e noted as a moving viol ation. Second violations i nclude a $60 fine plus c ourt costs. Any violation of the u nlawful use of a cell p hone resulting in a collis ion will cost drivers six p oints added to the violat ors driving record. Any d river who commits a m oving violation within a s chool safety zone while u sing a cell phone will a dd two additional points t o their driver license r ecord on top of the p oints acquired for the m oving violation. The bill states:A pers on may not o perate a m otor vehicle w hile manually t yping or e ntering multip le letters, n umbers,symb ols,or other c haracters into a wireless c ommunicat ions device or w hile sending o r reading data i n such a d evice for the p urpose of non-voice i nterpersonal communicat ion,including,but not l imited to,communication m ethods known as text ing,e-mailing,and i nstant messaging. As u sed in this section,the t erm wireless communic ations devicemeans any h andheld device,used or c apable of being used in a h andheld manner,that is d esigned or intended to r eceive or transmit text or c haracter-based messages, a ccess or store data,or c onnect to the Internet or a ny communications servi ce as defined in s. 812.15 a nd that allows text comm unications. The bill does not state t hat texting will be b anned or that violators c an be punished if the v ehicle is not in motion, p arked or at rest at a traff ic light. Barfield said he and the d epartment are firm b elievers that texting while driving can be a big distraction on the roads. Some people are just blatant about it,too. They have tunnel vision. Theyre so into what they are doing on their phones they sometimes dont even see me sitting at the light looking at them right next to them,said Barfield. Though some texters will likely to continue to disregard their safety and the safety of other drivers and passengers,Barfield has noticed a dramatic change in drivers recently. I have noticed though, especially a lot lately, people are pulling over off the road to text. We usually stop to check on cars pulled over and the driver will say Oh,Im fine,just texting.Just yesterday I stopped on the highway to check on an older lady,she was also parked texting. Im happy to see that,Barfield said. Barfield feels the biggest thing that will impact drivers with this new change is education. Sebrings Police Department Commander Steve Carr agrees with that idea. With any new law our first step in enforcement is education,Carr said. The way we enforce it is to give warnings for the first month or so. After that we began ticketing, but we work to educate everyone first. SPDs 22 uniform patrol officers will be lenient with the ticketing, according to Carr,but will give drivers a good verbal thrashing to ensure they know the dangers of texting while driving. Its apparent to anyone on the road that its an issue. Its an issue everywhere,not just here in Highlands County,Carr said. Some people already know about the law coming but we want to educate everyone. Its a step in the right direction to keeping the roads a little safer, Barfield said. Page A6News-Sun Sunday, September 29, m CENTRAL SECURITY;3.639";3";Black plus three;process, main A #3; 00032442 JC PENNEY;7.444";15";Black plus three;process, IO085091358136 #1; 00032451Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Local law enforcement officials will be enforcing the new ban against texting while driving starting Tuesday. Texting law starts Tuesday Commander Steve Carr Sebring PDIts apparent to anyone on the road that its an issue. r answer session. The speech will be a premier event and is sponsored by Floridas Heartland Rural Economic Development Commission. The group is a six-county conglomerate including Highlands,Desoto, Glades,Hardee,Hendry, and Okeechobee. Some 300-400 individuals are expected in for the evening which will include a dinner. Invited to attend are school board members,teachers, administrators and school superintendents from the six-county area as well as the board members from the economic development commissions and elected officials from each of the member counties There will also be some students from the STEM program that will be attending. The acronym STEM comes from the program that incorporates studies in science,technology, engineering and mathematics. Scott is expected to address his remarks to the relationship between education and economic development. He then will field questions developed by educators and the business sector. They will be delivered by FHREDI Chief Executive Officer Gina Reynolds and former Highlands County School Board chairman Andy Tuck. Scott just last week directed the state board of education to pull out of a consortium of states that have been developing the new online tests that will be aligned with the Common Core standards. The governor apparently is reacting to criticism that Common Core will teach math in an untested new way with no evidence that it works or has any hope of working. Math experts are even saying it marks the end of improvement in education. They also charge that the program de-emphasizes literary works like Huckleberry Finnin favor of informational texts including song lyrics and government documents. Additionally, they say,historical documents like the Gettysburg Address would be taught without any kind of context. Scott is expected to address these topics and more during his Thursday evening appearance. Continued from A1Scott to speak in Sebring


www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 29, 2013Page A7 biz spotlight;5.542";8";Black plus three;process, heartland biz spotlig; 00031975 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P;11.25";10.5";Black plus three;process, main A BCA-pink army; 00032605Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Pink Army breast c ancer awareness campaign culminates i n a fun night-out at the second annual F lorida Hospital Pink Army Strut at 6 p .m. Saturday,Oct. 12 in downtown S ebring on The Circle. Registered part icipants receive a limited-edition drink t umbler,cute shopping swag bag filled w ith pink goodies (limited to the first 5 00 RSVPs),live music by Lotela Gold, m ocktails and more. Dont forget to get your pink onand c ompete for the top costume prizes. B ring the guys too for the car show,live e ntertainment and a variety of drinks a nd food. Proceeds benefit the Florida Hospital H eartland Mammography Fund. The Strutis $20 a person with advance regi stration. To register,visit w and click Events. Florida Hospital Heartland has partn ered with Samaritans Touch Care C enter to offer the Heartland M ammography Fund,providing mamm ograms for Highlands and Hardee resid ents in need. Funds raised here stay h ere,to benefit the community. To d onate,visit the website and click Donate.To apply for this fund,visit the and click Resources,or contact Samaritans Touch Care Center at 4711870. The American Cancer Society recommends women ages 40 and over,or women with a family history of breast cancer,get an annual mammogram for the early diagnosis,treatment,and prevention of breast cancer. Florida Hospital Heartland is currently offering $99 digital screening mammograms now through Dec. 31,2013,at three convenient locations in Sebring and Wauchula. Do not let a high insurance co-pay or lack insurance prevent you from getting your annual mammogram. For an appointment,call 402-3627 or toll free (855) 303-3627.Pink Army Strut set for Oct. 12 Feebee the Flamingo, mascot of the Pink Army Strut. Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE A judge has a greed to one more sentencing delay for t he wife of convicted South Florida Ponzi s chemer Scott Rothstein,but warns this is t he last one. U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenbaum t his week postponed sentencing for Kim R othstein from Oct. 7 until Nov. 12. Its t he latest of several delays to give Kim R othstein time to testify in a related trial in hopes of getting a reduced sentence. Rosenbaum says this will be the last delay no matter what. Kim Rothstein faces a maximum of five years in prison sentence for hiding and trying to sell about $1 million in jewelry federal agents wanted to seize. Scott Rothstein is serving 50 years for operating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme involving fake legal settlements.1 more sentence delay for wife in Florida Ponzi scamAssociated PressGAINESVILLE The University of Florida will start offering five bachelor degrees completely online starting this January. The Florida Board of Governors on Friday approved the business plan for UF Online to start in 2014. Under a measure pushed by House Speaker Will Weatherford the state is providing $15 million in the first year to help the program. The plan is to start with five majo rs including criminology,busine ss administration,sport management and expand to 35 different ones with in the next five years. The school plans to add biology and psychology next sum mer. UF is already accepting applicatio ns for the first freshman class that w ill start next summer.UF gets OK to offer online degrees


Special to the News-SunSARASOTA The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects Gulfcoast Chapter, representing more than 140 architects in Highlands, Desoto, Hardee, Manatee and Sarasota counties, has named Patricia G. Horwell as chapter coordinator. An independent public relations consultant, Horwell will be responsible for planning and coordination of special events; communication with AIA members, the general public, and the media; as well as other duties. Aformer journalist, she has been writing and editing for publications for the past 25 years as a reporter, editor, and public relations professional in both New York and Florida, where she has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism and public relations. Most recently she served as director of public relations for the SarasotaManatee Jewish Housing Council and was communications officer for Sarasota Opera. Before relocating to Sarasota, Horwell was managing editor of a large newsroom that produced 11 weekly community newspapers in Long Island, N.Y. Afreelance writer and public relations professional, she also owned and operated a public relations firm specializing in education and small business publicity. In Florida, she has worked as reporter and editor in addition to her work in public relations. Her freelance stories have appeared in Suncoast Media publications, Sarasota Magazine, City Tempo Sarasota (currently SRQ) and the Venice Herald Tribune. She has received awards from the Florida Press Association, Florida Press Club, New York State Press Association, and the New York State School Public Relations Association and served two terms on her local board of education on Long Island. Im excited to be on board here and am looking forward to digging in with both hands and getting to know our membership while spreading the word about the resources we provide to the area's professional architect community, Horwell said. Page A8News-Sun Sunday, September 29, m AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 7.444"; 6"; Black; sept ads; 00031984 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 9/29/13; 00032585 BusinessSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING Edgar Stokes Ranch was honored for its environmental stewardship with a County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award on Sept. 14. Ranch owner Edgar Stokes was recognized among his peers at the Highlands County Farm Bureau annual meeting. The CARES program was established by Florida Farm Bureau and the Suwannee River Partnership in 2001 to recognize superior natural resource conservation by agricultural producers. Since its inception, more than 550 agriculturists statewide have received the CARES award. The program relies on the voluntary action by farmers and ranchers to implement state-of-the-art natural resource management systems, or Best Management Practices, on their properties. I am honored to recognize Mr. Stokes for voluntarily going the extra mile in conserving our natural resources, said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. This award designates Mr. Stokes commitment to superior resource management. Stokes is a lifetime resident of Highlands County, has served on the Highlands County Board of County Commission and is a member of the Florida Cattlemans Association. The CARES program involves partnerships with more than 60 agencies.Cattle Ranch honored for environmentalismHorwell named AIA Gulfcoast Chapter coordinatorSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING Advantage Realty Rentals recently announced the addition of Dana Olson to its team of real estate property management professionals serving consumers in the Highlands County area. Olson is from North Minnesota, where she worked 12 years as a manager for a resort company. She relocated to Florida and began her career as sales agent for one of Southwest Floridas largest home builders for the next 16 years. Olson moved to Highlands County to live closer to her son and his family, owner and operator of A+ Fitness Center in Sebring. Im thrilled to take my 16 yearsexperience in real estate to a new level in the rental housing and property management industry. I find it personally rewarding to find people homes to live in and securing property owners with vacant homes, with the tenants they are looking for, Olson said. In todays market, growth is the only option, and attracting to p talent is a surefire way to achieve that goal, said Greg Karlson, Broker/owner. We are thrilled to have a professional of Dana Olsons talent join our firm. Unwavering commitment to clients has been critical to my success, and Advantage Realty Rentals culture of innovation and knowledge sharing combined with its reputation for superior service will not only enhance my career, it will enhance the experience of my clients as well, Olson said. As part of Advantage Realty Rentals property management team, Olson will be able to offer rental seekers and property owners her services as well as online marketing programs and extensive real estate rental listings distribution partners. Contact Olson at (86 3) 991-0080. Email Olson at m, or visit Advantage Realty Rentals at 743 U.S. 27 South.Advantage Realty Rentals expands ranksSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING Mike W illingham, executive director o f Sebring Airport Authority, a nnounced the lease of Building 5 0 to GulfCoast Supply, the p remier metal roofing manufact urer and supplier in the state of F lorida. GulfCoast Supply is a comp any built around the forgotten values of genuine customer service and accountability. The facility will be used for manufacturing and distribution of the companys products. Jonathan Sherrill, executive vice president, said he enjoyed the professionalism in working with the Sebring Airport Authority and the local Economic Development Commission in finalizing the lease and feels the centralized location of Sebring Regional Airport will be beneficial both to GulfCoast Supply and Highlands County. Over time, up to 49 full-time jobs will be created for the workforce of Highlands County. Sebring Regional Airport is a 2,000-acre commerce park and airport. The airport is a designated Foreign Trade Zone offe ring many tax benefits and is home to Sebring International Raceway. Sebring has been named in the State Aviation System Plan as the growth airport for South Central Florida and celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2012. GulfCoast Supply coming to Sebring Airport Courtesy photo Bonnie Wolff (from left), Environmental Specialist, Office of Agricultural Water Policy, presents Edgar Stokes with a County Alliance for Responsible Environment Stewardship award. With them is Luke Polk, assistant director of Government & Community Affairs, Florida Farm Bureau and Norma Stokes.Up to 49 new jobs will be created Associated PressWASHINGTON A f ederal housing agency s aid Friday it needs a $ 1.7 billion bailout from t he Treasury to cover p rojected losses in its r everse mortgage prog rams which allow seni ors to borrow against t heir homes for everyday l iving expenses. Federal Housing A dministration C ommissioner Carole G alante told Congress in a letter that her agency w ill withdraw the money f rom the Treasury before t he fiscal year ends M onday. Congressional a pproval is not required. T he cash infusion is the f irst in the agencys 79y ear history. The agency, which i nsures 40 million home m ortgages, is struggling w ith $5 billion in losses o n its reverse mortgage p rogram. Reverse mortgage borr owers, who must be 62 o r older, can take lumps um or monthly paym ents. They still must p ay property taxes and i nsurance. Sale proceeds f rom a home go to the l ender when the borrowe r dies or moves out. The FHAsuffered big l osses when many borr owers took large paym ents up-front and later r an into financial probl ems, often due to falling h ome values during the f inancial crisis. The agency has suffic ient cash to pay insura nce claims against m ortgage defaults, G alante said, citing more t han $30 billion in cash a nd investments on h and. These are more t han sufficient resources t o allow FHAto fund its c laim activity, she w rote. The FHAis required b y law to maintain r eserves equal to 2 perc ent of the total amount o f home mortgages it i nsures. The 2 percent c apital reserve ratio is a imed at covering proj ected losses over the n ext 30 years in the a gencys Mutual M ortgage Insurance F und. With help from C ongress, the FHAhas t aken steps to limit its l osses on the agencys r everse mortgage prog ram. The agency has c urbed large up-front p ayments on reverse m ortgages. It has also r aised mortgage insura nce fees and toughened s crutiny of reverse mortg age borrowers f inances. Galante said t hose steps should help b oost the insurance f unds reserves. In the next few m onths, we expect u pdated data and econ omic forecasts to r eflect what we already k now to be true the h ealth of the fund has i mproved significantly, G alante wrote.FHA $1.7 billion in the hole


By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Who can a nd cannot address the H ighlands County comm ission during its regular m eetings will be a subject o f discussion Tuesday w hen the board convenes f or its first session of O ctober. The item,which h as been placed on the c onsent agenda,would b ring the board into comp liance with Florida S enate Bill 50,passed d uring the recent legislat ive session. Under the measure, commissioners are mandated to adopt rules and regulations for the public to be heard. In a letter to commissioners,board attorney Ross Macbeth indicated the commission currently is operating under an unwritten policy. Now,in order to obey state statute, those procedures will have to be incorporated into a formal structure. Suggested guidelines include a three-minute time limit,unless the chairman decides to grant additional time to an individual speaker. Representatives of groups or organizations may ask for additional time to speak,and written comments as well as vocal comments will be part of the policy. As presented,the countys proposed policy would be much more inclusive than measures recently enacted by the Avon Park City Council. Under those provisions, the mayor who runs the meetings is admonished not to call on people who have not turned in a written request to speak on a given agended item prior to the meeting. Moreover,at any meeting,the council may prohibit the mayors right to call on persons who raise their hands by the passage of a motion to do so, In other action Tuesday, commissioners will proclaim October as Fire Prevention Month,set Oct. 6-12 as 4-H week, and will consider a couple of grant requests from Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg. One is a Federal Elections Activities Grant,the other is Project Vote Program grant. The elections activity grant is for nearly $12,000 and will be used for such things as poll worker training and printing voter cards. The Project Vote money is $14,000 and funds the new AutoMark voting machines that bring the elections office into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The board is also slated to hear a report on efforts to reduce pumping in the Highlands Park neighborhood. Accumulation of water has displaced seve ral families. www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 29, 2013Page A9 church page;5.542";7.1";Black;church page dummy; 00026400 lindsey's wish;5.542";10.5";Black;lyndsey's wish; 00031974 RIDGE INSURANCE AGENCY;5.542";3";Black;main A; 00031995Another workshop is s et for Oct. 8 and a final v ote for Nov. 12. Currently,the plan a llows a student to raise t he lowest score to move t o the next grade level. I ts only done for yearl ong classes,which are d ivided into nine-week p eriods that may be avera ged to get a final score, t he plan states. Students have been a llowed to raise their lowe st score from a single n ine-week period in each c ourse to 50,raising the y early overall grade point a verage,said Ruth H eckman,director of seco ndary studies. After discussion on the s ubject,the school board o pted to take out the o ption for elementary stud ents but to leave it in for m iddle school students. They also decided on a o ne-time promotion o ption for hardship cases students with family p roblems or other issues t hat kept them from f ocusing on their studies. Heckman said students m ust have a 2.0 or higher g rade point average to be p romoted to the next g rade level. Of 159 seventh-graders i n 2008-09 who took a dvantage of this option t o move into the eighth g rade in the 2009-10 s chool year,98 had a 2.0 G PA or higher,Heckman said. However,a lot of students now being held are getting older and their numbers are growing larger,Heckman said. Still,Chairperson Andy Tuck opposes adjusting grades to promote students. He said if teachers are required to make sure students earn at least a 70 percent score to be proficient in their subjects, then students shouldnt be promoted to the next grade if their scores dont reflect that proficiency. While it might help a student who had a bad nine-week period,Tuck said students with consistent bad grades or who struggle regularly could move forward without knowing enough material. At the end of the day, our job is to prepare these students for the next year, and then the next year,on out into society to be productive citizens. I dont see how moving them through the system,if theyre not ready,does that,Tuck said. It puts both teachers and students at a disadvantage,he said. One time,we ought to give them the benefit of the doubt,board member Bill Brantley said. Board member Jan Shoop believes it would be more important to be sure students understand basic principles in elementary school than in middle school. The 2013-14 plan offers this option to students in sixth and seventh grade, rather than after eighth grade,to help them overcome difficulties before eighth grade and high school,Heckman said. It is better than promoting struggling students into high school,said Superintendent Wally Cox. Shoop said some students held back are required to do only course work without extra-curricular activities. Brantley also said some principals want to keep 15to 16year-old students separate from other middle school students,since they and younger students wouldnt socialize well. Cox said he would have a meeting with principals this week to see what methods the district can adopt for all students. Heckman said that may be difficult since passing a class depends greatly on whether a teacher grades heavily on exams,homework,class participation or another skill that a student hasnt yet mastered. Cox said very few students benefited from having their scores adjusted: Hardship cases would probably benefit the best, he said. Continued from A1Promotion policy being debated by school board s how,and Thunder the B ald Eagle. For the past f our years the Heartland R iders Association has p aid for admission to the C hildrens Museum for a nyone attending with c hildren during the weeke nd. The Christian M otorcyclist Association w ill also be holding a n on-denominational wors hip service with a free c ontinental breakfast on S unday Morning. So,whats new and e xciting? Stunt Team B ryan Marino and twot ime world record holder Jesse Tolar will be performing their stunt show that they have performed at Sturgis and Daytona. Also,Biker Build Off Champion Wikked Steel, who will be presenting its winning masterpiece along with a Bat Bike that resembles the ones from the Batman movie sequels,the Born to Ride Vintage Motorcycle Show on Sunday,new vendor faces,an indoor air-conditioned hospitality suite and a Run to the Heartland Food Truck Invasion. Its going to be a full and busy weekend,Todd said. The event will also have some other surprises as well; youll just have to come down and check it out! We are working diligently on the schedule of events to make sure that we get it all squeezed in. The event will open at 11 a.m. Friday,Oct. 4 and will run until 10:30 p.m., from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more details,contact Todd at 381-6467 or via email at Continued from A2Run to the Heartland to draw thousands to downtown Sebring Commission to look at standards for public comments


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Avon Park,FL 33825 Editor (Name and complete mailing address): Romona Washington 2063 N.Saginaw Rd. Avon Park,FL 33825 Managing Editor (Name and complete mailing address): IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000676 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO R.VILLANUEVA,et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE SANDRA M.VILLANUEVA REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED 6/25/95 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS:UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS:UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County,Florida: LOT 167,OAKBROOK,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 138,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication,if any,on Ronald R.Wolfe & Associates, P.L,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway,Suite 200,Tampa, Florida 33634,and file the original with 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. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 16th day of September,2013. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC-R-marperez-Team 1-F13010099-F13010099 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766,not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. September 29; October 6,2013 ministrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired,call 711. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) September 29; October 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:GC-12-000936 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. WALTON PEART; SHEENA PEART; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, creditors,and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,will on the 20th day of November,2013,at 11:00 o'clock the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M.,offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash,the following-described property situate in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 7,OF OAK LANE SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 38,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court,the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus,if any,resulting from the foreclosure sale,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 11th day of September, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court AdIN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001037 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE M.PONTES A/K/A GEORGE PONTES,WAUCHULA STATE BANK,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 17,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 23,BLOCK 1,RIVERSIDE ESTATES SECTION ONE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 49,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:7512 E HORSE HAMMOCK RD,AVON PARK,FL 33825; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,on November 7,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 29; October 6,2013 the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on November 7,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 29; October 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000964 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. CURTIS SHERROD A/K/A CURTIS P.SHERROD,MARGARET SHERROD A/K/A MARGARET L.SHERROD AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 17,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 66,TWIN LAKE ESTATES SECTION ONE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:313 CLOVERLEAF ROAD,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000536 SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. JOHN T.MAHONEY,III,LAKE JUNE POINTE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN T.MAHONEY, III,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 17,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 9,BLOCK 2,LAKE JUNE POINTE PHASE ONE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 34,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:711 SUNSET POINTE DRIVE,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,on November 7,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 29; October 6,2013 TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLE LLC TRUST 2006-HE2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-HE2,is Plaintiff and MARJORIE O'MEARS AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS,LLC,are Defendants,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M.on the 15th day of November,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 44 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 43, BLOCK 426,SEBRING SUMMIT SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. STREET ADDRESS:1731 ROBERTA AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon,which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,Highlands County,Florida,this 13th day of September,2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk September 29; October 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE No.:12-CA-001130 WELLS FARGO BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1,2006 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLE LLC TRUST 2006-HE2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE2, Plaintiff, vs. MARJORIE O'MEARS AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS,LLC; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 13,2013,and entered in Case No.12CA001130 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:09001270GCS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, v. JESUS M.BENITEZ A/K/A JESUS BENITEZ; MARCIA DE NARDO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS NKA NATALIE LANG, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated September 4,2013,entered in Civil Case No. 09001270GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 5th day of November,2013,at 11:00 the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 2,IN BLOCK 1,OF PALM HAVEN,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,PAGE 17,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A FLEE DOUBLEWIDE HOME,TITLE #16508961/16508962 I.D. #GAFL2A918052112/GAFL2B918052112, WHICH IS AFFIXED AND ATTACHED TO THE LAND AND IS A PART OF THE REAL PROPERTY. 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. ATTENTION:PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830 Phone:(863) 534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Office of the Court Administrator FL Phone:(863) 534-4686 TDD:(863) 534-7777 DATED AT SEBRING,FLORIDA THIS 4th DAY OF SEPTEMBER,2013. By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak,D.C. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA September 29; October 6,2013 accommodation to participate in this proceeding should,no later than seven (7) days prior,contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S.COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,8635344686.If hearing or voice impaired,contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. (23472.1878/pi) September 22,29,2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.12000673GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs A NTHONY L.FISCELLA A/K/A A NTHONY FISCELLA,ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENOR,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST ANTHONY L.FISCELLA A /K/A ANTHONY FISCELLA (DECEASED) 1314 KATCALONI AVE SEBRING,FL 33870 A ND TO:All persons claiming an interest by, through,under,or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County,Florida: The Northerly 34 feet of Lot 13 and the Southerly 34 feet of Lot 14,Block 116 of LAKE VIEW PLACE ADDITION,according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 58,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida,further described as follows:Commencing at a point on the Westerly right of way of Kat-Ca-La-Ni Avenue with its intersection with the common line dividing Lots 13 and 14; run thence in a Northerly direction along the right of way line of said Kat-Ca-La-Ni Avenue a distance of 34 feet; run thence Westerly and parallel to the aforesaid common line dividing the aforesaid Lots 13 and 14 to the rear lot line of said Lot 14; run thence along the rear lot line of said Lots 13 and 14 in a Southerly direction a distance of 68 feet; run thence parallel to the common dividing line between Lots 13 and 14 in an Easterly direction to the Westerly right of way line of kat-Ca-La-Ni A venue; run thence Northerly along Kat-Ca-La-Ni Avenue right of way line 34 feet to the Point of Beginning. has been filed against you,and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to this action,on Greenspoon Marder P.A.,Default Department,Attorneys for Plaintiff,whose address is Trade Centre South,Suite 700,100 West Cypress Creek Road,Fort Lauderdale,FL 33309,and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice,in THE NEWS SUN or on or before October 29, 2013; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 17th day of September, 2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,persons needing a reasonable 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! CALL 385-6155


Page A12News-SunSunday, September 29, CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000429 DIVISION: CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. NORRIS GREEN,ET AL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: BRYAN D.GREEN,AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF NORRIS GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS NORRIS ELDON GREEN,DECEASED Last Known Address:15514 Chaumont A venue Greenwell Springs,LA 70739-3828 Current Address:Unknown NORMA GREEN BURGESS ALSO KNOWN AS NORMA G.BURGESS,AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF NORRIS GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS NORRIS ELDON GREEN,DECEASED Last Known Address:7948 Kingsley Drive Denham Springs,LA 70706-0515 Current Address:Unknown PATSY GAIL GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS GAIL GREEN,AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF NORRIS GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS NORRIS ELDON GREEN,DECEASED Last Known Address:2402 Cleveland Road, Sebring,FL 33870 Current Residence:Unknown THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,OR AGAINST, NORRIS GREEN ALSO KNOWN AS NORRIS ELDON GREEN,DECEASED Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: TRACT C,OF AVON PARK ESTATES,UNIT III,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 43,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. LOT 6987 & 6988,BLOCK 22,AVON PARK LAKES,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 18,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 2135 N OLIVIA DR,AVON PARK, FL 33825-8400 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication,if any,on Albertelli Law,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is P.O.Box 23028, Tampa,FL 33623,and file the original with this Court either before October 9,2013, service on Plaintiff's attorney,or immediately thereafter; otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 16th day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk A lbertelli Law P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 CR-018212F01 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you 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 assisstance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of yoru receipt of this Notice of Action;if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. September 22,29,2013 100): 74% 75% 16.( ) Total Circulation includes electronic copies.Report circulation on PS Form 3526-X worksheet. 17.Publication of Statement of Ownership: (x) If the publication is a general publication, publication of this statement is required.Will be printed in the 9/29/13 issue of this publication ( ) Publication not required. 18.Signature and Title of Editor,Publisher, Business Manager,or Owner: / s/ Romona D.Washington Publisher/Executive Editor Date:9/29/13 I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete.I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties). September 29,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


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Attn: John Ware, 3600 South Highlands Ave., Sebring Fl. 33870 ROYAL CAREof Avon Park We are currently expanding our Facility, With our New Rehab Building Current Positions Available Physical Therapist Physical Therapist Assistant C.N.A. with minimum of one-year experience Come and be a part of an experienced and dynamic staff. SNF experience a plus! Contact Maria Perez, HR Director, (863) 453-6674/ EOE/MF/DFWP PRIMARY CAREDR.'S OFFICE in Lake Placid seeking P/T OR F/T MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Will train. Send reply to Box 128, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870. PREFERRED TOUCHHOME CARE is now accepting applications and resumes for all positions! HHA, CNA, RN, LPN, PT, OT, MSW. Please fax resumes to 941-782-3381 for consideration or email PHYSICAL THERAPYDIRECTOR An opportunity for a strong PT or SLP looking to run a rehab department in Avon Park, FL. This position requires a minimum of 1 year of SNF experience and management experience is preferred. Ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to grow with this department. Candidate also needs to have an understanding of the rules and regulations of medicare as they pertain to therapy. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please send resume with salary requirements to or apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 453-6674/ EOE/MF/DFWP 2100Help Wanted P/T CHURCHFINANCIAL secretary needed. Must have experience in Excel, Microsoft Word, with a knowledge of Quick Books. Call 453-6681 for details. DIRECT SUPPORTSTAFF NEEDED Qualified applicants must meet the following: 18yrs., High School Diploma or equivalent Valid Florida Drivers License 1 yr. verifiable experience in DD Field, Medical or Child Care Setting. Must pass Law Enforcement background screening and drug test. Apply in person at Sunrise Community Inc. 1014 6th Ave. South in Wachula. 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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID They h ad their chances early, b ut then this Homecoming w in wouldnt have been q uite so dramatic and e xciting. For to overcome mist akes and persevere a gainst adversity has a w ay of heightening t he moment, and it s ure did for the o verflow crowd at S carborough M emorial Stadium F riday night with L ake Placid scori ng twice late for a 1 4-6 win over visiting P oinciana. The Dragon faithful got a n early glimpse of the d rama to unfold as the E agles made an initial s urge, only to be turned b ack by a Lake Placid d efense that would cont inually rise to the occas ion. And the offense showed a n early highlight of r esourcefulness when a R obert Walton pass to F oster Walker was broken u p, only to fall into the h ands of Markyrie M cCray for a 39-yard g ain. Three plays later, W alton and Walker conn ected for a 24-yard gain t o get the Dragons to the E agle 25. That drive short-circuite d when a fumbled play lost seven yards. Flash forward to another Poinciana drive and Chase Griffin was seen wreaking havoc in the backfield, making two tackles for losses to get the ball back in Lake Placids hands at their own 23. But after a nice, 20yard gain on a Walton pass to Isaiah Velazquez, another fumble was covered by the Eagles at the Dragon 46, and eight plays later, Joshua Lopez took it in from five yards out for a 6-0 lead with 2:08 left in the half. Lake Placids next drive was a three-and-out, but Velazquez came up big with an interception and brought it to the Poinciana 23. But again, the offense couldnt get moving and the margin remained at the half. They were tough, head coach Jason Holden said of the Eagle defense. We had some big plays, but were having a hard time getting the offense going. It did get going at the onset of the third quarter when the Dragons drove from their own 40 to the Poinciana four-yard line. Another fumble, however, was snared by the Eagles and brought out to the 14. Griffin came up with a sack and the defense stopped a fourth and inches when Jerry Fields blasted into the hole and stood up 225-pound Emanuel Sosa for a nogain at the 45. After an Eldon McKenzie 13-yard run, Walker broke free and ran it in from the 32 only to have it called back on a holding penalty. After 10 yards on two McKenzie carries, Walton was sacked and the ball came loose to end another Dragon scoring chance. The back-and-forth continued until late in th e fourth quarter, with the home crowd getting rest less as the hopes for a N ews-Sun Sunday, September 29, 2013 Sports Dan Hoehne/News-S un This pass play to Foster Walker looks to have been broken up, but Markyrie McCray, No. 5, would soon snare the ball out of the air for a 39-yard Dragon gain during their Homecoming win Friday night.Dragons escape Eagles grasp Lake Placid14Poinciana6See LP, Page B3 Courtesy photo A von Parks Alfred Brown (15) spins away from the defenders to to pick a couple of extra yards. Brown rushed for 166 yard on 9 carries, including a 95-yard touchdown run at the end of the game. Courtesy pho to Hali Pollard keeps her focus during the 100-meter Butterfly Thursday as Lake Placid took both ends of a five-team meet at Winter Haven. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK L akeland Christian came t o town Friday night and s poiled the Avon Park H omecoming festivities w ith a 49-14 win at Joe F ranza Stadium. The visiting Vikings s cored the first seven t imes they had the ball to m ove their record to 5-0 f or the season. RB Marlow returned the o pening kickoff 90 yards f or a touchdown to put the L akeland Christian up 7-0 a nd T.J. Simmons foll owed with a 21-yard run o n the Vikings next poss ession to increase their l ead to 14-0. Lakeland Christian held a 21-0 at the end of the f irst quarter as quarterb ack Christian Alexander t hrew a 22-yard pass to L eroy Deshazor. Alexander would throw two more touchdowns and run for another in the second quarter as the Vikings went into the half leading the Red Devils 49-0. Both touchdown passes were to Marlow and went for 18 and 16 yards, respectively. He also ran for an 11yard touchdown and Simmons scored the other touchdown on a 2-yard run. With a running clock over the final two quarters, Avon Park was able to score on their last two possessions in the second half. The first being on a 9yard run by Joe Nance and Alfred Brown scored on a 95-yard run in the waning moments of the game to make the final margin at 49-14. I dont know what to say besides it was nice to score two touchdowns in the second half, Red Devil head coach Wade Jackson said. Instead of going out and making things happen in the first half, we went out and waited for things to happen and we cant do that. If we do that, theyre going to score 49 points. It was a little disappointing that we came out and played a little timid and didnt do the things we did in practice, Jackson continued. They just have to take what they do in practice and bring it to the game. I told them that practice is for the coaches, the game is for you. Come out, have some fun and let it all hang out. The team will look to make that their mode this week as they ready for a visit from Clewiston.Vikings vanquish Red Devil HomecomingBy DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIn a preview of what is to come later next month at their district meet, against teams they will likely be facing, the swimming Dragons showed they were in good stead Thursday in winning both the boys and girls side of the meet in Winter Haven. Competing against Santa Fe, Lakeland Christian, All Saints Academy and Oasis, Lake Placids boys found themselves in a neck-andneck battle all day long. They started out strongly, with the Medley Relay team of Dalton Lambert, Andrew Brown, Clay Sapp and Travis Peeples getting a meetopening win. Major points were added when the Dragons second team in the event, comprised of Brandon Skeens, Brock Yates, Lance Feagley and Mason Million took fourth. Alex Miller then added nine points and Yates eight as they took fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200 Free. Sapp and Million went fifth and sixth in the 200-IM, but saw two All Saints swimmers tie for third and edge their team in front by on point. Lake Placid reclaimed the lead, however, as Isaac McClean and Skeens took the top two spots in the 50 Free, but All Saints came right back on top after taking second and fourth in the diving competition, ahead of Jarred Brownings fifthplace finish. The Dragons made up a few point s in the 100 Fly, as Travis Russell too k third and Lance Feagley fourth. But Lakeland Christian got a win in the event and the scores showed All Saints all 133 points overall, wit h Lake Placid now in a tie for second at 129. There would be two more lead changes as Peeples and Miller went second and fourth in the 100 Free to put the Dragons in front, with All Saints then taking the first and third spots in the 500 Free, ahead of Hilto n Teals fourth and Yatesfifth to give them a one-point lead. But Lake Placid re-took the lead for good in the 200 Free Relay. Brown, Lambert, Miller and Peeples won the event, with Sapp, Skeens, Million and Russell taking fourth to make it a 212-203 lead ove r the Saints. Lambert took second in the 100 Back and Pierce Cloninger fifth, though All Saints edged a little close r with a first and fourth. But the Dragons crept a little further away with a Brown win in the 100 Breaststroke while Bo Campbel l took fifth. With a seven-point lead heading into the final event, it was up to the 400 Free Relay teams to bring itLake Placid swim splashes to winSee SWIM, Page B4


Golf FOREHomesSEBRING Mountain Top Productions present the Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Country Club of Sebring, to benefit the Highlands County Habitat for Humanity. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four-person teams will be flighted by handicap. The entry fee of $260 per team includes a complimentary practice round and reception on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Country Club Grill. Entry also includes continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks and beverages on the course, lunch and awards following play. Entries with hole sponsorships are also available for $300. There will also be a $2,000 hole-in-one prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a chance to win a new vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Download entry form at Contact Habitat for Humanity at 385-7156 for more information. Email team information to Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering two more 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. The clinics will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturdays 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 for the Cure TennisSEBRING The Highlands County Tennis Association (HCTA) will host its fourth annual Rally for the Cure tennis event at the Thakkar Tennis Center in the Country Club of Sebring Saturday, Oct. 26. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and play promptly at 9 a.m. The format is mens and womens doubles and each eigh tgame match will be played with a different partner against diffe rent opponents. In addition to fun tennis, pa rticipants will receive goodie bags, have opportunities to win prizes and drawings, and receiv e a free annual subscription to a magazine of their choice. Lunch will be provided by Chicanes, Edible Arrangements and HCTAmembers. All proceeds go to the Rally for the Cure and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation a major fundraiser for breast cancer research and education. The registration fee is $25. To register or for more information, contact Judy at judypad or 425-2143996. Please preregister by October 21.Sebring Elks GolfSEBRING The Sebring Elk s Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, Oct. 7, begin ning at 8 a.m. Cost is $28, which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at or leave a message on 863 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. by the Pro Shop.Dragon Tail 5KLAKEPLACID The 3rd Annual Dragon Tail 5K will go off on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 a.m., starting from the Lake Placid High School Track Complex. The run will stretch through Lake June Ball Park, with the full course available for viewin g at rI D=481355. Entry fee is $20 for adults an d $10 for K-12 students, through Friday, Sept. 27, $25 on race day. All proceeds go to benefit th e Green Dragon Boys and Girls Cross Country teams. Awards will go to the top tw o Male and Female finishers in each age category, and Dri-fit shirts will be available to the first 150 paid entries. For more information, contac t Coach Morgan at (863) 6995010, or AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB x-Boston9763.606 Tampa Bay9070.5637 Baltimore8377.51914 New York8377.51914 Toronto7387.45624 Central Division WLPctGB x-Detroit9367.581 Cleveland9070.5633 Kansas City8575.5318 Minnesota6694.41327 Chicago6298.38831 West Division WLPctGB x-Oakland9565.594 Texas 8971.5566 Los Angeles7882.48817 Seattle 7090.43825 Houston51109.31944 x-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 Baltimore 3, Toronto 2 Texas 6, L.A. Angels 5 Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5 Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Fridays Games Boston 12, Baltimore 3 Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 3 Miami 3, Detroit 2 Texas 5, L.A. Angels 3 Cleveland 12, Minnesota 6 Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Houston 2 Oakland 8, Seattle 2 Saturdays Games L.A. Angels at Texas, late Cleveland at Minnesota, late Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Oakland at Seattle, late Boston at Baltimore, late Detroit at Miami, late Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, late N.Y. Yankees at Houston, late Sundays Games Tampa Bay (M.Moore 16-4) at Toronto (Redmond 4-2), 1:07 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 13-12) at Miami (H.Alvarez 4-6), 1:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 10-13) at Baltimore (Tillman 16-7), 1:35 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 12-9) at Minnesota (Diamond 6-12), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 8-4) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 9-6), 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Undecided) at Houston (Bedard 4-12), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Vargas 9-7) at Texas (Darvish 13-9), 3:05 p.m. Oakland (Gray 4-3) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 5-2), 4:10 p.m. End of Regular SeasonLEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET551103191.347 Mauer, MIN44562144.324 Trout, LAA585108189.323 A. Beltre, TEX61986195.315 Cano, NYY60181188.313 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 53 Cabrera, DET44 Encarnacion, TOR36 Trumbo, LAA34 Jones, BAL 33 Dunn, CHW 33 RUNS BATTED IN Davis, BAL 138 Cabrera, DET137 Jones, BAL 108 Cano, NYY 106 Fielder, DET106 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET21-3 Colon, OAK18-6 Wilson, LAA17-7 Moore, TB 16-4 Tillman, BAL16-7 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Sanchez, DET2.64 Colon, OAK2.65 Iwakuma, SEA2.66 Darvish, TEX2.82 Scherzer, DET2.90 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL48 Holland, KC 46 Rivera, NYY 44 Nathan, TEX 42 Reed, CHW 39NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB x-Atlanta9565.594 Washington8575.53110 New York7387.45622 Philadelphia7288.45023 Miami 60100.37535 Central Division WLPctGB x-St. Louis9565.594 y-Pittsburgh9268.5753 y-Cincinnati9070.5635 Milwaukee7387.45622 Chicago6694.41329 West Division WLPctGB x-Los Angeles9268.575 Arizona 8080.50012 San Diego7585.46917 San Francisco7585.46917 Colorado7288.45020 x-clinched division y-clinched wild card ___ Thursdays Games San Diego 3, Arizona 2, 11 innings Milwaukee 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 1 San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Fridays Games Miami 3, Detroit 2 Milwaukee 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 1, Philadelphia 0 St. Louis 7, Chicago Cubs 0 Washington 8, Arizona 4 L.A. Dodgers 11, Colorado 0 San Francisco 7, San Diego 3 Saturdays Games Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, late San Diego at San Francisco, late Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, late Detroit at Miami, late Philadelphia at Atlanta, late Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, late Washington at Arizona, late Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games Detroit (Verlander 13-12) at Miami (H.Alvarez 4-6), 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 7-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 8-8), 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cole 10-7) at Cincinnati (Cueto 5-2), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Miner 0-1) at Atlanta (Teheran 13-8), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 8-12) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 9-5), 2:15 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 3-8) at San Francisco (M.Cain 8-10), 4:05 p.m. Colorado (Undecided) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 14-7), 4:10 p.m. Washington (Roark 7-1) at Arizona (Miley 10-10), 4:10 p.m. End of Regular SeasonLEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cuddyer, COL48474161.333 C. Johnson, ATL51054165.324 Carpenter, STL619126199.321 Werth, WAS45884146.319 Freeman, ATL54287172.317 McCutchen, PIT57896183.317 HOME RUNS Goldschmidt, ARI36 Alvarez, PIT 35 Bruce, CIN 30 Brown, PHL 27 4 tied with 26 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI124 Bruce, CIN 107 Freeman, ATL107 Phillips, CIN102 Gonzalez, LAD100 WON-LOST Zimmermann, WAS19-9 Wainwright, STL18-9 De La Rosa, COL16-6 Liriano, PIT16-8 Kershaw, LAD16-9 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.83 Fernandez, MIA2.19 Harvey, NYM2.27 Greinke, LAD2.67 Bumgarner, SF2.77 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL50 Soriano, WAS42 Chapman, CIN38 Romo, SF 38 Mujica, STL 37AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England3001.0005934 Miami3001.0007453 N.Y. Jets210.6675550 Buffalo120.3336573 South WLTPctPFPA Houston210.6677082 Indianapolis210.6676848 Tennessee210.6676056 Jacksonville030.0002892 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati210.6677564 Baltimore210.6677164 Cleveland120.3334764 Pittsburgh030.0004276 West WLTPctPFPA Denver3001.00012771 Kansas City3001.0007134 Oakland120.3335767 San Diego120.3337881NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas210.6678355 Philadelphia120.3337986 N.Y. Giants030.00054115 Washington030.0006798 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans3001.0007038 Carolina120.3336836 Atlanta120.3337174 Tampa Bay030.0003457 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago3001.0009574 Detroit210.6678269 Green Bay120.3339688 Minnesota030.0008196 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle3001.0008627 San Francisco220.5007995 Arizona120.3335679 St. Louis130.25069121 ___ Thursdays Game San Francisco 35, St. Louis 11 Sunday, Sep. 29 N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Arizona at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at London, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 4:25 p.m. New England at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. Open: Carolina, Green Bay Monday, Sep. 30 Miami at New Orleans, 8:40 p.m. (x-if necessary)CONFERENCE FINALS(Best-of-3) EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta 1, Indiana 0 Thursday: Atlanta 84, Indiana 79 Sunday: Atlanta at Indiana, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, Oct. 1: Indiana at Atlanta, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota 1, Phoenix 0 Thursday: Minnesota 85, Phoenix 62 Sunday: Minnesota at Phoenix, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, Oct. 1: Phoenix at Minnesota, TBABASEBALLAmerican League DETOIT TIGERSReinstated SS-OF Jhonny Peralta from the restricted list. Moved INF Danny Worth to the 60-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERSAnnounced the resignation of manager Eric Wedge at the end of the season. National League MIAMI MARLINSFired president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and special assistant to the president of baseball operations Jim Fleming.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERSSigned C Dan Gadzuric. MIAMI HEATSigned G Roger Mason Jr. NEW YORK KNICKSSigned F Ike Diogu. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDERSigned G Diante Garrett and G Rodney McGruder.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Cincinnati LB Vontaze Burfict fined $31,000 for two unnecessary roughness violations ($21,000 for hitting Green bay WR James Jones, in head and neck area; $10,000 for hitting Greeen Bay TE Ryan Taylor). Fined Cincinnati S George Iloka $15,000 for striking Green Bay TE Jermichael Finley in head and neck area. Fined Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown $15,750 for two unnecessary roughness violations ($7,875 for late hit on Chicago S Chris Conte, and $7,875 for face mask on Chicago CB Sherrick McManis). Fined Tennessee LB Moise Fokou $7,875 for face mask violation in game against San Diego. CHICAGO BEARSSigned DT Landon Cohen. Placed DT Henry Melton on injured reserve. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSReleased CB Marquice Cole. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Volleyball at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys/Girls Golf at Crutchfield Tournament,Sebring,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Swim at Avon Park,5:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Okeechobee,DeSoto,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Ft.Meade,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys/Girls Golf hosts Crutchfield Tournament,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at Winter Haven,3:30 p.m.; Swim vs.Lake Region,6 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Lake Wales,4 p.m.: Swim at Jenkins,5:30 p.m. SFSC TUESDAY: Volleyball at Pasco-Hernando,7 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Polk State,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at Polk State,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Florida Christian,Doubleheader,2 p.m.; Softball at Lake Sumter,1 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Boys/Girls Golf at Crutchfield Tournament,Sebring,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Swim vs.Lake Placid,5:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Lake Placid,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. M L B S U N D A Y 1 p m Tampa Bay at Toronto . . . . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 29, 2013Page B3 gala tickets; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main Agala tickets; 00032191 AVON PHARMACY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, buy 3 get 1 free; 00032456 DELL, PAT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sports; 00032608 H omecoming win began t o dwindle. But it was a Poinciana f umble that the Dragons r ecovered at the Eagle 42 t hat gave them new life. Walker promptly broke o ff a 22-yard run to get it t o the 20. After another fumble l ost the team five yards, W alker gained 10 and one p lay later, Walton conn ected with Velazquez on a n out pattern for the t ying score. Jorge Godinez booted t he extra point through t he uprights and it was n ow a 7-6 Lake Placid l ead with 3:38 left in the g ame. With scant time left on t heir hands when they s tarted their next drive f rom their own 20, P oinciana went to the air. But heres where the D ragon D really kicked it u p a notch. Areception went for -1, w ith Griffin then swooping in from the outside for a sack that lost 10 yards. Next, it was McKenzie bursting through the middle for a sack and fouryard loss. On fourth and 25, a 20yard connection was made, but the prevent defense kept it short of a first down. With the Eagles out of time-outs, and 2:38 let on the clock, Walton kept it himself twice for twoyard gains. After a Lake Placid time-out, knowing they would need a first down to keep the clock counting down, McKenzie took the next hand-off, bounced off a couple early tackle attempts and then broke free for a 22-yard score that put the game on ice. That was a really big moment, and I was happy for him, Holden said. Theyd really been keying on him the whole game and he was having a tough night. The Eagles had one last possession, but at this stage, there was no way the Dragon defense was going to let up and soon enough, after a change of possession, Walton took a knee to count down the final seconds. This was just great, not just for the win, but for how they won the game, Holden said. They had to deal with adversity all night, but they kept their heads, they kept playing and they overcame. Its been a great week, with a lot of support from the community and we were able to get it done. Back on the winning track and evening their season record to 2-2, Lake Placid could fully enjoy their Homecoming weekend before getting back to it and preparing for a home date with LaBelle.Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Chase Griffin was a continued presence in the Poinciana backfield Friday night as Lake Placid came away with a 14-6, Homecoming win. LP wins with late dramatics


Page B4News-SunSunday, September 29, m JOHNSON AND JOHNSON GROWERS; 5.542"; 4"; Black; bird expo; 00032293 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 9/29/13 p/u; 00032586Associated PressAdmiral Farragut 49, Carrollwood Day 35 Alonso 56, Spoto 14 Anclote 44, Fivay 21 Apopka 49, Orlando Freedom 0 Armwood 28, Jefferson 9 Aucilla Christian 30, St. Francis 8 Baker County 49, Forrest 10 Baker School 35, Rocky Bayou Christian 13 Bayside 49, Fort Pierce Westwood 7 Belen Jesuit 24, South Fort Myers 21 Bell def. Oak Hall, forfeit Belleview 27, Lecanto 21 Benjamin 55, Pompano Beach 0 Bishop Kenny 42, Paxon 6 Bishop Verot 21, LaBelle 20 Blountstown 21, Liberty County 7 Boca Raton Christian 28, Highlands Christian 14 Bolles School 61, Ocala Vanguard 51 Booker 20, Braden River 18 Boynton Beach 47, Stranahan 12 Brandon 14, Chamberlain 6 Branford 35, John Paul II Catholic 26 Calvary Christian-Clearwater 31, Bradenton Christian 21 Cambridge Christian 56, All Saints 0 Cape Coral 7, North Fort Myers 5 Cardinal Gibbons 49, Oakland Park Northeast 18 Cardinal Newman 38, John I. Leonard 6 Cedar Creek Christian 36, Munroe Day 21 Centerville, Ohio 38, Naples 37, 2OT Champagnat Catholic 52, Inlet Grove 0 Charles Flanagan 56, McArthur 13 Chiefland 31, West Nassau County 7 Chiles 22, Marianna 20 Chipley 28, Port St. Joe 16 Choctawhatchee 35, Northview 0 Clay 35, Oakleaf 30 Clearwater Central Catholic 38, Ocala Trinity Catholic 14 Clewiston 21, Dade Christian 6 Cocoa 47, Hernando 9 Columbia 59, Englewood 0 Community School of Naples 48, Evangelical Christian 34 Coral Shores 38, Florida Christian 0 Coral Springs Charter 42, St. Andrews 6 Cottondale 42, Bronson 12 Cypress Bay 25, Everglades 13 Cypress Creek 32, Celebration 8 Delray American Heritage 40, East Lee County 0 Dr. Phillips 51, Orlando University 14 Dunbar 37, Lemon Bay 13 Dunnellon 34, Crystal River 7 Durant 26, Gaither 0 Dwyer 41, Olympic Heights 7 East Lake 49, Tarpon Springs 6 Eastside 13, North Marion 10 Ed White 48, Orange Park 13 Faith Christian 36, Keswick Christian 35 FAMU Developmental Research 24, Maclay 19 First Academy-Leesburg 46, Windermere Prep 20 First Baptist 21, St. John Neumann 16 First Coast 26, Atlantic Coast 0 Flagler Palm Coast 21, New Smyrna Beach 20 Fleming Island 29, Ridgeview 10 Fletcher 34, Creekside 0 Flomaton, Ala. 25, Jay 22 Florida 35, Leon 22 Fort Lauderdale 47, West Broward 3 Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 13, John Carroll Catholic 7 Fort Lauderdale University 50, Boyd Anderson 0 Fort Meade 31, Bartow 28 Fort Myers 34, Barron Collier 12 Fort Myers Canterbury 53, Oasis 6 Fort Pierce Central 49, Sebastian River 20 Ft. Walton Beach 35, Crestview 18 Gateway 18, St. Cloud 12 Gateway Charter 19, Berean Christian 14 Gibbs 48, Clearwater 13 Glades Day 26, Agape Christian 6 Graceville 48, Freeport 14 Gulf Breeze 28, Bay 0 Gulliver Prep 34, Martin County 0 Hagerty 24, University (Orange City) 21 Haines City 55, Lake Wales 20 Hardee 14, Frostproof 12 Harvest Community School 44, Taylor 7 Heritage 40, Okeechobee 0 Hilliard 21, Bishop Snyder 0 Hillsborough 49, Lennard 0 Holy Trinity Episcopal 34, Cocoa Beach 13 Homestead 19, Miami Killian 7 Ida S. Baker 60, Estero 10 IMG Academy 35, First AcademyOrlando 5 Immokalee 35, Gulf Coast 14 Indian Rocks 48, Shorecrest Prep 7 International Community 42, Cornerstone Charter 7 Island Coast 61, Mariner 6 Jesuit 28, Newsome 21 Jupiter Christian 22, North Broward 0 Kathleen 21, Winter Haven 14, OT King 37, Blake 7 Kings Academy 48, Coral Springs Christian 0 Kissimmee Osceola 38, Harmony 12 Lafayette 34, Potters House Christian 6 Lake Brantley 28, Lyman 19 Lake Gibson 42, Miami Palmetto 3 Lake Mary 35, Sanford Seminole 7 Lake Nona 54, Liberty 23 Lake Placid 14, Poinciana 6 Lake Region 26, Mulberry 19 Lake Weir 15, Tavares 14 Lakeland Christian 49, Avon Park 14 Lakeland 49, North Miami Beach 35 Lakewood Ranch 26, Charlotte 23 Land OLakes 31, Gulf 20 Largo 20, Lakewood 6 Leesburg 63, West Port 0 Lexington, S.C. 34, Cooper City 27 Madison County 27, Pace 20 Manatee 62, Southeast 0 Mandarin 55, Baldwin 6 Melbourne 27, St. Lucie Centennial 10 Melbourne Central Catholic 55, Father Lopez Catholic 0 Menendez 38, Fernandina Beach 3 Merritt Island 21, Oviedo 3 Miami Carol City 7, Miami Southridge 6 Miami Ferguson 50, Miami Coral Park 14 Miami Jackson 40, Miami Edison 0 Miami Norland 20, Christopher Columbus Catholic 15 Miami Northwestern 29, Blanche Ely 16 Miami Springs 42, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 3 Miami Sunset 21, Hialeah Gardens 0 Miami Washington 49, Monsignor Pace 7 Miramar 49, Western 0 Mitchell 24, River Ridge 21 Monarch 28, Douglas 27, OT Montverde Academy 33, Orlando Christian 30 Moore Haven 49, Marco Island 0 Mosley 49, Arnold 14 Mount Dora Bible 46, Seven Rivers Christian 0 Nature Coast Tech 29, Pasco 28 Navarre 19, Milton 0 Newberry 34, Keystone Heights 24 Niceville 57, Greene County, Miss. 28 North Florida Christian 45, Jefferson County 12 North Miami 21, Miami Beach 14 North Port 35, DeSoto County 28 Oak Ridge 57, East Ridge 10 Ocala Christian Academy 35, Legacy Charter 13 Orangewood Christian 21, Foundation Academy 20, OT P.K. Yonge 35, Hawthorne 16 Palatka 38, Bradford 12 Palm Bay 10, Treasure Coast 7 Palm Beach Central 37, Seminole Ridge 13 Palm Beach Gardens 21, Boca Raton Community 20, 2OT Palm Beach Lakes 53, Atlantic Community 35 Palm Harbor University 34, Seminole 33 Palmetto 41, Bayshore 38 Palmetto Ridge 13, Lely 10 Pensacola Catholic 28, Rutherford 7 Pinellas Park 35, Dixie Hollins 21 Plant City 40, Bloomingdale 0 Plantation American Heritage 6, Mainland 0 Port Charlotte 53, Lehigh 0 Port Orange Atlantic 48, Pine Ridge 21 Port St. Lucie 17, Jensen Beach 14 Providence 63, Arlington Country Day 6 Ribault 40, Stanton College Prep 3 Rickards 43, Lincoln 42, 3OT Ridge Community 36, Evans 27 Riverview 10, Middleton 6 Robinson 69, Leto 0 Royal Palm Beach 41, Lake Worth 7 Sandalwood 48, Andrew Jackson 7 Santa Fe 26, Interlachen 0 Santaluces 42, Jupiter 21 Satellite 10, Eau Gallie 7 Seabreeze 49, Bartram Trail 36 Seffner Christian 38, Santa Fe Catholic 13 Seminole Osceola 49, Dunedin 0 Somerset Academy 47, Archbishop Carroll 0 South Lake 51, Eustis 14 South Plantation 28, Piper 14 South Sumter 69, Brooksville Central 0 Southwest Florida Christian 21, Imagine-North Port 13 Southwest Miami 42, Miami 13 Springstead 30, Berkeley Prep 18 Spruce Creek 15, DeLand 13 St. Augustine 28, Ponte Vedra 17 St. Joseph Academy 26, Beacon of Hope Christian 21 St. Petersburg Canterbury 21, St. Stephens Episcopal 7 St. Petersburg 41, Boca Ciega 0 St. Thomas Aquinas 58, Nova 6 Strawberry Crest 22, Tampa Freedom 14 Suncoast 26, Archbishop McCarthy 9 Sunlake 22, Ridgewood 0 Tampa Bay Tech 14, Plant 7 Tampa Catholic 43, Cardinal Mooney 0 Taravella 52, Coral Glades 0 Tate 35, Pine Forest 0 Terry Parker 14, R.E. Lee 13 Timber Creek 46, Olympia 35 Titusville 42, Matanzas 0 Trinity Christian-Deltona 13, Deltona 7 Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 39, University Christian 0 Trinity Prep 35, Episcopal 30 Union County 35, Hamilton County 6 Venice 35, Plano East, Texas 21 Vernon 41, Bozeman School 6 Vero Beach 42, George Jenkins 10 Vero Beach Masters Academy 54, Merritt Island Christian 18 Victory Christian 47, Crescent City 34 Viera 23, Astronaut 16 Wakulla 34, East Gadsden 26 Walton 46, Holmes County 7 Warner Christian 48, Lake Highland 10 Wekiva 31, Lake Howell 21 Wellington 27, Spanish River 6 West Boca Raton Community 34, Forest Hill 0 West Florida 42, Alma Bryant, Ala. 21 West Gadsden 31, Sneads 21 West Orange 43, Jones 0 Westminster Academy 48, Marathon 12 Westminster Christian 39, Keys Gate 0 Wewahitchka 40, Franklin County 14 Wharton 21, East Bay 18 Williston 27, Wildwood 14 Winter Park 36, Boone 28 Winter Springs 21, East River 9 Yulee 29, Wolfson 0 Zephyrhills 42, Weeki Wachee 7 Zion Christian 60, Northwest Christian 0Friday Night Football h ome. The quartet of Peeples, M iller, Sapp and Brown came in s econd, less than one second b ehind All Saints, but Million, S keens, Lambert and Russell t ook third place to hold the S aints off and claim a 295-292 m eet win. The Lady Dragons had a m uch easier time of it, leaving t he rest of the field in their relat ive wake and winning by a w hopping 84 points. The Medley Relay teams took f irst and third to start things. Robbye Teal, Rachel Shattler, C laire LeBlanc and Annie W eber-Callahan got the win, w ith Courtney Sapp, Kasey W illiams, Hali Pollard and Eden T aylor getting third. Katie Dye then got a third in the 200 Free, Weber-Callahan a win in the 200 IM and LeBlanc a fifth in the 50 Free to put Lake Placid up by 19 over the Lady Saints, 94-75. That lead shrunk by two points as a first and fourth by All Saints in diving sandwiched Teal taking second and Phoebe Phypers third, but then the Lady Dragons started to pull away. Pollard and Williams took fourth and fifth in the 100 Fly, Dye and Shelby Alcorn went second and fifth in the 100 Free and Missy Barajas and Lydia Heyman fourth and fifth in the 500 Free. After this flurry of finishes, the lead stood at 34 and would continue to grow. The 200 Free Relay saw Teal, Allcorn, LeBlanc and WeberCallahan get a win, with Dye, Sapp, Emily Waldron and Taylor take third. Williams and Taylor then placed second and third in the 100 back and Shattler and Callie Bobo went second and sixth in the 100 Breaststroke. Lake Placid then finished it off in grand fashion with another first and third in the closing event, the 400 Free Relay. Dye, Teal, LeBlanc and Weber-Callahan got the win by over eight seconds, while Pollard, Williams, Sapp and Allcorn were third to give the Dragons a 302 total, with All Saints their nearest competitor with 218. Lake Placid spent the weekend at the Florida Swimming Pool Association Invitational in Stuart and return to local action Tuesday with a one-on-one meet at Avon Park.Continued from B1Swim meet shows Lady Dragon dominance By RONALD BLUM Associated PressNEWYORK It will be up to t he U.S. government to decide w hether a new wave of Cuban b aseball players can quickly m ake their way to the major l eagues. Cuba announced Friday that a thletes from all sports will soon b e able to sign contracts with fore ign leagues, a break with a d ecades-old policy that held pro s ports to be anathema to socialist i deals. Im excited. Im from Cuba. I m happy for the guys from my c ountry to play the best baseball i n the world, said Milwaukee B rewers infielder Yuniesky B etancourt, a Cuban defector w ho left his homeland aboard a s peedboat in 2003. The decision was a step toward a time when the path from H avana to Yankee Stadium might m ean simply hopping on a plane r ather than attempting a perilous s ea crossing or sneaking out of a h otel at midnight in a strange l and. But American baseball fans s houldnt throw their Dodgers or R ockies caps in the air in celebrat ion just yet. The Cold War-era embargo a gainst Cuba means it may not h appen soon. Economic restrictions were i mposed by the U.S. after Cuba n ationalized American businesses a nd aligned itself with the Soviet U nion. They have been kept in place to t ry to pressure the authoritarian c ountry to allow its people more f reedom. Our policy has not changed. C uban players need to be u nblocked by a license from the O ffice of Foreign Assets Control i n order to play for the MLB, s aid John Sullivan, spokesman f or the U.S. Treasury D epartments Office of Foreign A ssets Control. In order to quali fy, the players must prove that t hey have permanent residency o utside of Cuba. Major League Baseball said the impact of Fridays announcement cant be predicted. Given that we do not have any details of this change in policy, it would be premature for us to speculate what effect it may have, the commissioners office said in a statement. There are no provisions in the major league rules or bylaws that make it more difficult for Cuban ballplayers to play Major League Baseball, but MLB and its clubs have and will continue to act in accordance with the laws and policies of the United States government. Athleteswages are not made public in Cuba but are believed to be somewhere around the $20 a month that most other state employees earn a tiny fraction of the millions many U.S. big leaguers make. Its the dream of many athletes to test themselves in other leagues the big leagues, if at some point my country would allow it, said Yasmani Tomas, who is one of Cubas top talents, batting .345 last season with the powerhouse Havana Industriales. Under the new policy, athletes will be eligible to play abroad as long as they fulfill their commitments at home, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported. For baseball players, that means being available for international competitions and Cubas November-to-April league. We have seen the press reports. This is an internal Cuban matter, Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Generally speaking, the United States welcomes any reforms that allow Cubans to depart from and return to their country. President Raul Castros government hopes the move will stem defections by athletes who are lured abroad by the possibility of lucrative contracts, a practice that saps talent from Cubas teams. I think this could help stop the desertions a little bit, said Yulieski Gourriel, a talented 29year-old third baseman who batted .314 last year for the Sancti Spiritus. I dont even want to talk about how much Ive been offered, because every time we leave the country, there are these offers. Ive never paid attention because Ive always said Im not interested. Anumber of his countrymen, however, are interested. Cuban defectors now in the major leagues include outfielder Yasiel Puig, who signed a $42 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in July 2012 and had a sensational rookie season, helping Los Angeles win its division. Hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman signed a $30.25 million, six-year deal with Cincinnati before the 2010 season. Texas Rangers outfielder Leoyns Martin was surprised Friday when told about the news. Really? Oh my gosh, said Martin, wearing his Cuba Baseball jacket from the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Martin defected after playing for Cubas national team in a 2010 tournament in Japan. I dont want to talk about that, Martin said. Thats a long history in my life. Professional sports were essentially done away with under Fidel Castro in 1961, two years after the Cuban revolution, and athletes became state employees just like factory workers and farmhands. Sport as private enterprise was deemed incompatible with the Marxist society Castro intended to create. Associated Press writers AnneMarie Garcia and Peter Orsi in Havana, and Luis Alonso Lugo in Washington, D.C., and AP Sports Writer Mike Fitzpatrick in New York contributed to this report.Cuba will let athletes sign with foreign leagues


www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 29, 2013Page B5 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; new ad w/sharon hoover; 00032278 GRIFFIN'S CARPETMART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 9/29/13; 00032584Special to the News-SunSouth Florida State C olleges Community E ducation Department o ffers a variety of classes f or the 2013 Fall Term. In Ballroom Dancing I, l earn the basic steps of the w altz, cha-cha, swing and m ore. This class is for b eginners. Have fun and g ain confidence on the d ance floor while enjoying a ll the health benefits ballr oom dancing offers. C ouples or singles are w elcome. No partner is r equired. This class is o ffered from 5:30-6:30 p .m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22 t hrough Dec. 17. The cost i s $50, and the course n umber (CRN) is 11561. In Ballroom Dancing II, t his class will build on the f oundation of Ballroom D ance I and introduce the p opular rhythm style d ances. Couples or singles a re welcome. No partner is r equired. This class is o ffered from 6:30-7:30 p .m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22 t hrough Dec. 17. The cost i s $50, and the course n umber (CRN) is 11562. In Conversational S panish, learn practical S panish that you can apply t o real-life situations. S panish grammar and pron unciation skills are taught i n a fun manner. The class i s offered from 5:30-7:30 p .m. Thursdays, Oct. 17 t hrough Dec. 12. The cost i s $98, and the course n umber (CRN) is 11333. In American Sign L anguage I and II, learn h ow to communicate with t he deaf community and h earing impaired. Learn f ingerspelling, word signi ng and American Sign L anguage sentence struct ure including yes/no q uestions, rhetorical quest ions, time adverbs, and v erbs. This class is offered f rom 5:30-7:30 p.m. T uesdays, Oct. 22 through D ec. 10. The cost is $60, a nd the course number ( CRN) is 11560. In Basic Home C omputer II, learn laptop u se, Internet use, computer m aintenance, setting up a nd using email, and cust omizing Windows 7. Participants need basic computer skills and familiarity with Web browsing to take this class. This class is offered from 5:307;30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 21 through Dec. 9. The cost is $57, and the course number (CRN) is 11331. Participants need to purchase the textbook, Microsoft Step By StepWindows 7, ISBN: 978-07356-2667-6. In Advanced Digital Photography, students develop skills, enhance pictures and start to specialize in digital photography. Participants must have completed the Digital Photography I class. This class is offered from 5:307:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 16 through Dec. 11. The cost is $58, and the course number (CRN) is 11330. In Fusible Appliqu, learn the basics of quilt design. This class is for beginners, and no sewing is required. Participants will work on the same project for the first two weeks, and then they will have the opportunity to work on a personalized project. Asupply list will be given to participants at the first class. This class is offered from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22 through Nov. 26. The cost is $65, and the course number is (CRN) 11641. In DIYDecorative Flowers, learn to create beautiful paper flowers for showers, birthday parties, and holidays. For a supply list, email CommunityEducation@so This class is offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 7 through Nov. 14. The cost is $21, and the course number is (CRN) 11168. The cost of the class does not include supplies. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Register for classes in Building B, at the Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information, call 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@so Community Education offers many fall classes Chalk Talk Courtesy photos Daphne Martins thirdgrade class from Walker Memorial Academy were recent guests of the Avon Park Depot Museum. The students were given a brief history of the founding of the town and toured several of the exhibits within the museum. The students boarded the Silver Palm Dining Car and were lucky enough to be on the access ramp when the Amtrak passenger train passed the museum. Once on the dining car the group enjoyed their lunches and some treats furnished by museum volunteers Thetis Casey and Jim Deal. Special gifts were given to three of the lucky students holding winning boarding tickets. Walker Academy students tour APDepot Museum, Silver Palm Dining Car JACKSONVILLE (AP) School officials in Jacksonville have fired a physical education teacher who is accused of punching a middle school student in the face. The Florida TimesUnion reports Michael Louis Green was fired earlier this month. He was arrested following and a hearing is set for Oct. 3. According to school district documents, Green hit the female student with his fist after she pushed him in the chest. Superintendent Nikolai Vitte called th e incident excessively egregious and says the district move that day to have Green fired. He says there has to be a zero-tolerance policy on hitting students. Investigators say Green was trying to remove a student who was cursing and shout ing at another teacher from the gym. The student had no significant injuries and is back in school.PE teacher fired for hitting studentWASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration told colleges and universities Friday they can continue to use admissions to increase diversity among their students, even in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that could potentially open the door to more challenges. Racially diverse educational environments help to prepare students to succeed in our increasingly diverse nation, the administration said in a letter to schools. The Supreme Court ruled June 24 that schools should approve the use of race as a factor in admissions only after concluding that no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity. The 7-1 decision, stemming from a case challenging the University of Texas admission plan, did not question the underpinnings of affirmative action. Civil rights advocates celebrated that the door on affirmative action had not been slammed shut. But a t the same time, the decision appeared to embolden challengers who feel theyve been discriminated against.Administration: Colleges should seek diversity TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A n anti-evolution group f iled a federal lawsuit T hursday to block Kansas f rom using new, multistate s cience standards in its p ublic schools, arguing the g uidelines promote athei sm and violate students a nd parentsreligious freed om. The group, Citizens for O bjective Public E ducation, had criticized t he standards developed b y Kansas, 25 other states a nd the National Research C ouncil for treating both e volution and climate change as key scientific concepts to be taught from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Kansas State Board of Education adopted them in June to replace evolution-friendly standards that had been in place since 2007. The new standards, like the ones they replaced, reflect the mainstream scientific view that evolution is well-established. Most board members believed the guidelines will improve science education by shifting the emphasis to doing hands-on projects.Lawsuit filed in Kan. to block science standards


Page B6News-SunSunday, September 29, m WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 00032553 HRA; 7.444"; 10"; Black plus three; process, HRA10th annual; 00032607 News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Associated PressWhy are you so sad? a T Vreporter asked the little g irl with a bright pink bow i n her hair. Because they didnt l ike my dreads, she s obbed, wiping her tears. I think that they should l et me have my dreads. With those words, seco nd-grader Tiana Parker of T ulsa, Okla., found herself a t the center of decades of d ebate over standards of b lack beauty, cultural pride a nd freedom of expression. It was no isolated incid ent at the predominantly b lack Deborah Brown C ommunity School, which i n the face of outrage in l ate August apologized and r escinded language bann ing dreadlocks, Afros, m ohawks and other fadd ish hairstyles it had c alled unacceptable and p otential health hazards. Afew weeks earlier, a nother charter school, the H orizon Science Academy i n Lorain, Ohio, sent a d raft policy home to pare nts that proposed a ban on Afro-puffs and small t wisted braids. It, too, q uickly apologized and w ithdrew the wording. But at historically black H ampton University in H ampton, Va., the dean of t he business school has d efended and left in place a 12-year-old prohibition o n dreadlocks and cornr ows for male students in a l eadership seminar for M BAcandidates, saying t he look is not busin esslike. Tianas father, barber s tudent Terrance Parker, said he and his wife chose not to change her style and moved the straight-Astudent to a different public school, where she now happily sings songs about her hair with friends. I think it stills hurts her. But the way I teach my kids is regardless of what people say, you be yourself and you be happy with who you are and how God made you, he said. Tiana added: I like my new school better. As for the thousands of emails and phone calls of support the family has received from around the world, she said she feels cared about. Deborah Brown, the schools founder, did not return a call from The Associated Press. Jayson Bendik, dean of students at Horizon in Lorain, said in an email that our word choice was a mistake. There is no central clearinghouse for local school board policies on hairstyles, or surveys indicating whether such rules are widespread. Regardless, mothers of color and black beauty experts consider the controversies business as usual. Our girls are always getting messages that tell them that they are not good enough, that they dont look pretty enough, that their skin isnt light enough, that their hair isnt long enough, that their hair isnt blond enough, said Beverly Bond of the New York-based group Black Girls Rock. Chalk TalkSchools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

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Page B8News-SunSunday, September 29, m 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; 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 471-0924. 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 C-17A (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., and evening 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 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: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow; Web site, www.apfellow 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, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 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. To watch services online, go to the website at 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) 4653721, Website: Email: 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 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 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, mission-minded, 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 699-0671 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-the-MonthSing 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 hardof-hearing. 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; 655-2610. 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, 3856762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., 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 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MondayFriday. 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, 4653215. 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, pianist; and John Thomas, organist. 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 (812-618-7118), 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 3826676. 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 lesson-sermons.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 3851597.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 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., Avon Park, 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. L a k e P l a c i d 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. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 4461339. 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 4536052.PLACESTOWORSHIPDid you know that Florida is h ome to more species of turtles t han any other state? There are a t least 26 different species of t urtles in the sunshine state and 1 8 of those live in fresh water. P erhaps one of the most unusual l ooking of the species is the F lorida softshell. Softshell turtles are large, flat l ooking creatures that some have c ompared to a pancake. The s oftshell turtle does indeed have a soft shell with leathery type s kin covering the carapace. It h as an unusual look from the s tubby nosed, cute greenish s helled varieties we may be used t o seeing. Florida softshells have a long neck and head that sport a l ong, thin, roundish nose. Their s hell is an olive greenish color o n top with an off-white unders ide. The female is the larger of t he species and can reach lengths of 30 inches and weigh up to 44 pounds. Florida softshell turtles enjoy slow moving or still waters such as streams, lakes, ponds, canals and roadside ditches. They are almost entirely aquatic creatures and only leave the water when they want to bask or have young. They have been deemed to be an aggressive, somewhat bad-tempered turtle and will often attack when they feel threatened. They have strong jaws and sharp claws and are well equipped to protect themselves. Although they prefer to live most of their lives in the water, softshell turtles are very fast on the land. Softshell turtles are carnivorous and dine on fish, insects, mollusks, crustaceans, and birds. They are well suited to their watery world with coloration and attributes that allow them to blend in with their environment. Since it is difficult to see the creature when it lies on the bottom of the water body, they remain hidden and can reach up with their long necks to gulp air without having to give away their hideout. Or, much like an alligator, they may wish to float along with just their head and snout out of the water. They are equipped with vessels in their bodies that actually absorb oxygen, which allows them to stay submerged for hours. Often they will cover themselves with mud, sand or other debris from the waters floor and wait for unsuspecting prey to pass by, giving them the advantage to quickly snatch the unfortunate creature. The female softshell can nest more times annually and lay more eggs in one season than most reptiles. One of the rare purposes for a softshell turtle to leave the water is to lay eggs. Like most turtles, when the mother is ready to lay, she leaves the water and either finds an existing nest, such as an alligators, or digs a hole in a soft, sandy area near the water. She will lay anywhere from 10-30 eggs at a time. The eggs are very popular prey for many small mammals and birds. After a few months, if the egg hasnt been compromised, tiny hatchlings will begin to crack out of the shells, using their claws and egg tooth to make their way into the world. They generally emerge in August or September and are on their ow n as soon as they are born. Once hatched, they are barely more than an inch long and once again, make popular prey for frogs, fish, birds, snakes, alliga tors and small mammals. The greatest threat to these interesting creatures is habitat destruction. Other threats to the species include being a popular food source in many places and they are also exploited as pets. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun.Softshell turtles are well adapted to their watery world News From The Watershed Corine Burgess


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 29, 2013Page 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: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 6990221.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@ Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG 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 After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at .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 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 4533771. 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 will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. 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) 4712663 or see 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 385-2346. 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 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, AvonPark. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 8:30 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; 465-5253. 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. Non-Traditional 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 Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: .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, 67:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site 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, Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm 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. 863-655-9163. 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, 3821085. 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. 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) 8352405. 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 U n i o n C h u r c h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 4533345. Web page at 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; 4711122; e-mail Web site, 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, 33872-2113. 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: 3852759; e-mail: ; Web site: 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. 385-0107. Email:, 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, 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,, Web site, 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:, 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 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; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 911 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) 3829092 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, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 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 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, Rev. John Bryant, 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: 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 or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. 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. 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 Wall Street Journal FICTION 1. W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 2. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Penguin Group) 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 5. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 6. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) 8. Second Watch by J.A. Jance (William Morrow & Co.) 9. Robert B. Parkers Damned by Michael Brandman (G.P. Putnams Sons) 10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) NONFICTION 1. W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 2. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Penguin Group) 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 5. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 6. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) 8. Second Watch by J.A. Jance (William Morrow & Co.) 9. Robert B. Parkers Damned by Michael Brandman (G.P. Putnams Sons) 10. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 2. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte) 3. The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Penguin Group) 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 5. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) Books CROSSWORDSOLUTION


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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 29, 2013Page B11 SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/25 p/u entertainment section; 00032231 chamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; chamber pg dummy; 00032589Special to the News-SunSEBRING What started out as a sibling rivalry between a 9-yearold girl and her 11-year-old brother led to the selection of Beverly Marshall as Octobers Artist of the Month at the Lake Placid Caladium and Arts Cooperative. He was older, and usually better at things than I was. One day, we were drawing and he was rubbing in how much better he was. Needless to say, that set a spark in me. Within a few months, I found a new passion with just a simple No. 2 pencil and a sheet of paper, Marshall said. The beginning of her artistic studies was at her grandmothers kitchen table, where an endless supply of pencils and paper could be found. In fact, it was Marshalls grandmother who framed and hung a piece of her art for the first time. Marshall grew up between New York, Tennessee, and Florida, but she considers Tennessee her home. She said an art teacher in Boca Raton saw her talent and had a way of bringing it to the forefront. She used to tell me, Draw what you see, not what you think you see.Even now I hear those words in my head when I draw, she said. After raising four kids and helping in the family business, Marshall picked up a pencil and began to draw again. I had forgotten how much I love it and the passion drives me to capture with my pencil what I see, she said. I find that as an artist there is an inner drive, a passion to draw to create, to always try something new. I look for anything that I find something out of the ordina ry in, that I can bring out in a draw ing in such a way as to show a viewer so they see what I see. There are a lot of things that I find beauty in that inspire me: people, places, things, or even capturing a particular moment an d putting it on paper. What I love most about drawing is the emotion, when I see something stirring in someones eyes and face and when I can help a viewer join me in seeing what is just beneath the surface of my work, she said. Marshall also paints and has begun to sculpt. Marshall has more art on exhi bit at South Florida State College Theatres prestigious upper level gallery. See her display from now through Dec. 16.Marshall is Caladium Co-op Artist of Month for October Arts & Entertainment Also has art on exhibit at SFSC Theatres upper level gallery I think thats the best word to describe the feelings, fears, and finality of downsizing is t he word overwhelming. W hile I help people t hrough this difficult p rocess on a regular basis d uring my in-home a ppraisal appointments, m ost people are both e xcited to move on to a n ew phase in life and terr ified about how to actua lly get there. Treasure the trash I think that the age old s tatement that one mans t rash is another mans t reasure is stupid. Why? A sk yourself, why isnt m y trash my treasure? P eople who sort through d umpsters or your curbs ide trash pile think that y our unwanted stuff is t reasure, then why dont y ou? Some of the most v aluable trash is in the h omes of the guys who r emoved the rented dumps ter from your deceased g randmas front yard after y ou cleaned out her h ouse. Do you ever wonder w hy all these people s eems like everybody you k now are involved in t he buying and selling of a ntiques? They are all c alling themselves picke rs. They are trading, taki ng, and trying to turn y our unwanted stuff into c old hard cash. Americans n eed to realize that they h ave valuable stuff. In your best interest Is this a profile of your d ownsizing situation? Y our son-in-law wants to t hrow everything in the d umpster, so he doesnt h ave to move it to your n ew residence. Your d aughter wants you to k eep everything that isnt n ailed down for sentiment al reasons. Your grand d aughter is searching for c ool stuff for her first a partment and thinks your vintage pieces are coole r than Kim Kardashian. There are other folks l ike nosy neighbors, f riends of friends, your h ousekeeper, your lands caper, the local handym an-all of whom will g ive you a few bucks f or your antique grandfat her clock or Rococo r evival armoire just to help you out. D ownsizing is stressful a nd this is a trying time a nd others may try to take a dvantage of you. Sometimes that helpful third party is a scout for an antiques reseller. Their interest in your objects may be a clue that your trash is worth money. Of course, when I make statements like this to help folks, I receive hate mail from people and organizations who dont want me to make you aware of whats really happening out there. Time is preciousGive yourself much more than one long weekend to decide what to downsize. Ask your loved ones to hang around in order to give you help. As an appraiser only, I often see how objects spark memories and bring out those untold stories that family members may have never heard. I was there when a 40year-old son first learned that his 85-year-old mother had once dated the boxing legend, Joe Louis in the 1940s. From a desk drawer, this woman uncovered a photograph of herself and Louis as a couple at a USO dance; a photo that her son had never seen. He was so shocked by the information flowing from his mother during the appraisal session that he spent most of the afternoon asking additional questions about his mothers life during the war years. Values of the objects in her home were of interest but he told me as I was leaving that he will treasure that afternoon spent with his mother for years to come. Downsizing is a big step. Talk to your family and friends and ask for help. You didnt accumulate all of that stuff alone, so why would you be expected to make decisions about all of it without any help? Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and awardwinning TV personality, Dr. Lori Verderame is the star appraiser on Discovery channels hit TV show, Auction Kings. Visit,, @DrLoriV on twitter, or call (888) 431-1010.Dr. Loris downsizing tips Dr. Lori Dr. Lori Verderame Courtesy photo Would you send this piece to the dumpster or recognize it as a valuable antique? r


LOS ANGELES (AP) We all know that men, i n matters of love, are l ikely to be wounded warr iors. So says We Are M en, CBSamusing new s itcom about four men m aking the best of their s hared bachelorhood and t he camaraderie that r esults. (It premieres M onday at 8:30 p.m.) The setting is an apartm ent complex (located four exits from H ollywood, which means a ctresses!) that caters to t he singles crowd, includi ng this motley band of b rothers: Frank, a fourt ime loser with a C asanova complex played b y Tony Shalhoub ( Monk); Stuart, an OBG YN in the midst of his s econd divorce who e mbarrasses everyone with h is hot-tub Speedos habit, p layed by Jerry OConnell ( Crossing Jordan); Gil, a s mall-business owner who f eels constant remorse for h is bungled affair, played b y Kal Penn (Harold & K umar Go to White C astle); and Carter, who was ditched by his fiancee at the altar, played by Chris Smith (Enough Said). The actors agree that its fun to play men with such comic flaws and to lampoon the Ychromosome. The other night, says OConnell, we were filming on location in a nice neighborhood with white picket fences, and Im holding my fist out the car window and screaming at a house. Thats really fun! I would never do this in my real life! For one thing, hes happily married to actress Rebecca Romijn. Even so, itd be something Id be too AFRAID to do. This is Friday of their first week in production since they shot the pilot episode back in February. Five days in, they agree they still like each other. The only issue so far: the Speedos. It seems that Stuart has a high opinion of his body and loves to display it in the skimpiest of swimwear. This kind of creeps out his pals. Its a comic signature of the show, which OConnell makes the most of. But do his co-stars feel slighted that they werent asked to wear Speedos, too? Shalhoub: Oh, I get to wear a Speedo. They just give me trunks to put over it. Penn: I show up for work and I leave work in a Speedo. Smith: I get Jerrys used Speedos. I got a nice collection going. Then OConnell announces, Next year, were going to give out calendars with all of us posing in Speedos. Page B12News-Sun Sunday, September 29, m LAKEVIEW PHARMACY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 11 of 15; 00031992 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; sept ads; 00031996Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The S outh Florida State C ollege Museum of F lorida Art and Culture a nnounces its 2013-14 s eason of exhibitions and p rograms. MOFAC prov ides an exhibition venue f or contemporary Florida r egional artists and pres erves Floridas history a nd heritage through art. T he museum also serves a s a repository for the hist orical artifacts unearthed b y members of the K issimmee Valley A rchaeological and H istorical Conservancy. MOFAC is adjacent to t he SFSC Theatre for the P erforming Arts, H ighlands Campus. It is o pen to the public O ctober through May f rom 12:30-4:30 p.m. W ednesday, Thursday, and F riday, and by appointm ent for group tours. S FSC Artist and Matinee s eries patrons may visit t he museum one hour p rior to each performa nce. MOFAC 2013-14 Exhibition Season Coming Home 2: S FSC Alumni Exhibition w ill be on display Sept. 1 8 Oct. 31. The Alumni e xhibition presents artw ork of SFSC alumni K atie Jane Altvater, Neva B aird, Whitney B roadaway, Carolyn C olby, Max Gooding, K eith Goodson, Crystal M artinez, Allen M cPherson, Quinn Miller, G rant Roberts, Lori R oulette, Misti Rucks, A dam Singletary, Chase S mith, and Laura Wolfe. T he exhibition co-spons ors are SFSC Alumni A ssociation, Charles and A nne Reynolds, and Bob a nd Monica Germaine. Images of Florida w ill be on display Nov. 6 Jan. 4. Lee Dunkels p hotography reflects n ature through a shimm ering black-and-white p alette. She explores a g eographical location o ver a period of time, o ften years, allowing her t o capture subtle changes i n the landscape. Crackers, Houses, and H orses: Ron Haase, M indy Colton, and Jon K ral will be on display J an. 8 March 1. Floridas landscape, dotted with simple Cracker houses and acres of open range where cattle grazed under the watchful eyes of cowboys reflects a bygone era. These three contemporary artists evoke this history in distinct ways. Haase, architect and author, is known for his energy-efficient Cracker-style homes. Colton combines her passion for art and equine in her unique sculptural works. Also on view is a selection of photographs from the Cracker Cowboy Collection by Kral. The co-sponsor of this exhibition is the SFSC Foundation, Inc. Wild and Places Between: Dennis Aufiery will be on display March 5 May 2. Aufierys landscapes of Florida scrubs and swamps express a bold, painterly beauty. His landscapes of wild Florida will be shown with paintings that depict the places in between, such as railroad crossings, bridges, and city streets. Floridas Ancient Islands: Invitational Group Exhibition will be on display March 5 May 2. Floridas Lake Wales Ridge, an ancient beach and sand dune system formed 1-3 million years ago, has survived environmental changes. This group exhibition features artists working in the Lake Wales Ridge area. The exhibition is co-sponsored by Charles and Anne Reynolds. SFSCs Juried Student Art Exhibition will be on display April 17 May 2. Co-organized by SFSC art students, the annual juried SFSC student art exhibition features their outstanding artistic achievements in painting, drawing, design, photography, and ceramics completed during the academic year. The co-sponsors for the exhibition are Norm and Laurie Stephens, and Charles and Anne Reynolds.Special programsMOFAC also invites the public to special programs throughout the year. On Dec. 5, the film, The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the SFSC University Center Auditorium. The evening includes the screening of the documentary film, The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, by Elam Stoltzfus. Funded through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Co-sponsor for this program is Seacoast National Bank. Judge Nelson Bailey presents Tales of Old Florida on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the SFSC University Center Auditorium. Bailey has a passion for Floridas history and for storytelling. His stories weave together a multi-colored quilt of Florida history, including tales of Native Americans, Spanish explorers, early settlers, and cattle ranchers. Cosponsors for the program are the Highlands County Bar Association and the Florida Cattlemens Foundation. Photographing the Florida Landscape with Lee Dunkel, a photography workshop, will be held Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. For additional information and registration, call 784-7240 or 784-7195 or visit ThursdaysThird Thursdays at MOFAC are held on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., October through March, at MOFAC. Each program enhances and inspires an understanding of Florida art and culture through discussions about a MOFAC exhibition or a featured artist. SFSCs Alumni Artists Program takes place on Oct. 17. Visiting alumni artists discuss their work displayed in MOFAC. Lee Dunkel will talk about Images of Florida and her photographic process and how she translates what she sees through the lens into a satisfying black-and-white image on Nov. 14. This program will be in MOFAC. Ronald W. Haase, architect and author of Classic Cracker: Floridas Wood Frame Vernacular Architecture, will discuss early Florida homes. This program takes place on Feb. 20, in Building G, Room 101. The Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildflower Festival will be held on March 13 at SFSCs MOFAC. The Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildflower Festival celebrates native wildflowers of the Lake Wales Ridge with guided walks on the Wayside Shrine Trail, native plant sale, student art exhibition, and music. The co-sponsor of this program is Champion for Children Foundation. An award ceremony and reception on April 1 7, 12:30 p.m., follow the SFSC Annual Juried Student Art Show. The Wildflower Wayside Shrine Trail is an ongoing exhibition at SFSCs MOFAC. Scienc e, art, and the natural world come together in the Wildflower Wayside Shrine Trail, a self-guide d walking trail that explor es pristine scrubland on the South Florida State College Highlands Campus. For additional information, visit www.waysideshrinetrail. c om.Building F LobbyAselection from the Cracker Cowboy Collection will be on display in the Building F Lobby from August 2013 through May 2014. Photographer Jon Kral chronicles the daily wor k, environmental dangers, and family life of the endangered Florida cowboy. Krals photographs serve as a record of this disappearing lifestyle.Lower Lobby Gallery, SFSC Theatre for the Performing ArtsFirst Coast Reflections runs Nov. 6 Feb. 28. Ranging from th e simple homes of the early Spanish settlers of St. Augustine to the ruins of the elegant Carnegie ma nsion on Cumberland Island, photographer Mary Atwood portrays a n intimate view of Florida history. March 5 May 2, Wild and Place Between continues the presentation of Dennis Aufierys artwork. For more information about SFSC MOFAC and its programs or to reques t a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, at 784-7240 or email mofac@southflori Visit the MOFAC website at MOFAC announces exhibition season Arts & Entertainment Ogeechee Tupelo by Carlton Ward Jr. Red Boat House by Ron Haase rf Associated Press From left, Jerry O'Connell, Kal Penn, Chris Smith, and Tony Shalhoub in a scene from We Are Men, premiering Monday at 8:30 p.m. 4 funny guys go men-tal on We Are Men


Imagination. Its a wonderful t hing. It allows us to step outside the b ox of common sense and practicalit y and picture ourselves or our d reams creatively. The expression a ccompanying such a feat is one of w onder and anticipation. Children are particularly gifted in t his area. When our children were small, t hey loved confiscating the S tyrofoam packing material holding t ogether a product purchased. Those o dd shaped protectors became anyt hing their imaginations could dream u p. Forts, buildings, mountains and r amps creatively appeared, revving u p their imaginary games. I began s aving Styrofoam packaging even if t hey werent at home to retrieve it t hemselves as I loved entering into t heir visionary play. Outdoors, odd p ieces of wood became forts or c lubhouses. Snow drifts invited i nventive play and whimsical crea tions. How God must delight in the imaginations of children to help shape them into resourceful, productive adults. But imagination out of control can get us into trouble. We can avoid reality or imagine things that arent really good for us. We may picture places wed like to be and become discontent with where we are. Or, we may imagine ourselves in a particular relationship that is not healthy for us only to believe a lie and avoid the truth. That is why it is so important to heed Scripture in 2 Corinthians 10:5, NKJV, where it says, For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Another version says casting down imaginations.Does that mean we shouldnt use our God-given imaginations?Not at all. It is saying that if our imaginations exalt themselves against the knowledge of God as we find in the Bible, Gods word, then we are on dangerous ground. However, if we bring our thoughts and imaginations under his controlcaptive to the obedience to Christwe are on sacred ground. My husband Ken and I have been reading the book, Heaven by Randy Alcorn. In the opening pages, several authors applaud his writings. One refers to his sacred imagination which he linked to his biblically disciplined study. Under the Holy Spirits supervision, the disciplined study of Gods word along with creative expression of thought is imagination given free reign; not imagination gone wild. So, embrace, delight in and express sacred imagination for Gods glory. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 29, 2013Page B13 Diversions/Puzzles P ARTICLEMECHANICSBy P. NORRIS & J. NICHOLS LEWIS ACROSS 1 Like some windows 7 All-nighter cause 12 Thousandth of a meg 16 Holy Communion receptacle 19 In person 20 When the plot thickens, often 21 Ate 23 Arsonist's pursuit? 25 TV spin-off set in Florida 26 "Whatever you say, honey" 27 Legendary Dolphins coach 29 Math subj. with integrals 30 Amer. armed forces traitor? 34 For fear that 37 Caps Lock neighbor 40 Public pair 41 High seas quaff 42 Actor, usually 43 Company with a stork in its logo 46 AWOL hunters 48 Activist Bonner who married Sakharov 50 AQI monitor 51 Like he-men 52 Church closings 54 "The Office" network 55 Truncation abbr. 56 Invite across the threshold 57 Commuters per hour, e. g.? 61 Moshing site 62 Word on the street, maybe 64 Ample, in verse 65 Early Alaskan 67 Part of IOC: Abbr. 69 Chemical reaction phenomenon, and what occurs in four symmetrical pairs of long answers in this puzzle 74 Cabinet dept. formed under Carter 75 Dollhouse accessory 77 Jazzy improvisation 78 Whitman's "__ the Body Electric" 80 Soak, in British dialect 81 Tryout for a CPA? 86 Mell Lazarus comic strip 89 Big heart 90 Hgar creator Browne 91 Shoreline changers 92 "__ Irish Rose" 93 Shear (off) 94 Green wheels 98 Cancels (out) 99 Isn't fictional 100 "... bombs bursting __" 102 Yemen's capital 103 __ opportune moment 105 Cong. member 106 Gas brand born in 1926 107 Fighting unit in the barnyard wars? 112 Big draw 114 Words students fear 115 Some arm candy 119 Plant animals? 122 17th-century anti-witch application? 125 "The Tempest" sorcerer 126 White house? 127 Expatriate 128 "You eediot!" speaker of cartoons 129 Body suit? 130 '90s-'00s heartthrob band 131 Filibuster site DOWN 1 "Dear __" 2 Man without morals 3 Writable storage media, for short 4 Veda devotee 5 Nobelist Wiesel et al. 6 Peppy 7 Web help source 8 Hosp. area 9 Desert trial 10 Tyler of "The Talk" 11 Arrangement of church services 12 Neil Sedaka hit 13 "If I Ruled the World" rapper 14 King's order 15 __ Sutra 16 Failure in treaty talks? 17 Holiday veggie 18 First year of Claudius' reign 22 Jovovich of "Resident Evil" films 24 Sand in food, say 28 Deceptive-sounding instrument? 31 Logic proposition 32 JFK Library architect 33 Sales rep 35 Seventh fencing position 36 Field vehicle 37 "True Blood" rating 38 "Sorry to say ..." 39 Behind-the-scenes romance? 42 Judge's concerns 44 Con game decoys 45 Inner Hebrides isle 47 NBC comedy staple 49 Celts, e.g. 52 Cornstarch brand 53 Fail to chill 58 "Run" author Patchett 59 Rocky greetings 60 Personal ad abbr. 63 Kind of acid used in fertilizers 66 "Star Wars" mentor Obi-Wan __ 67 "No way that's true!" 68 Recent rightists 70 Fed. hush-hush group 71 Ft. Worth school 72 "Sweet!" 73 One, in Oldenburg 76 Down source 79 Big name in theaters? 82 Tiny bit 83 B.O. purchases 84 Paragon 85 Left on Spanish maps? 87 Pass (out) 88 Professional gp. 95 "Rolling along" item in an Army song 96 Clear conclusion? 97 Collects lots of 99 Exiles, perhaps 101 Tiny bits 104 Quite a while 107 Small stream 108 Browser's reading, briefly 109 Poet Sachs 110 Carol opening 111 Running an errand, say 113 iPhone programs 116 Baltic capital 117 Lawsuit basis 118 Old-time knife 119 Response to an arrest, initially 120 Charles V's domain: Abbr. 121 Prefix with -pod 123 Millions of lifetimes 124 Casual shoe Solution on page B9 Metro ServicesAries (March 21April 20) Ablue mood is nothing to worry about, Aries. It is just your body telling you that you may need to slow down a bit. Take heed and youll recharge in no time. Taurus (April 21May 21) Taurus, you are beginning a contemplative phase of life right now, but you wont have to sacrifice your social life to do so. Take a few days off from socializing and then return. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Try to avoid any deep conversations or controversial topics this week, Gemini. Right now its best if you focus on more trivial matters and enjoy yourself. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, give yourself more time to figure everything out if you are feeling indecisive about someone. Dont forge ahead without feeling entirely comfortable with the person. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, dont drop everything youre working on to address a developing issue at home. Others can handle the situation just as well as you, so keep your focus on preexisting tasks at hand. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, listen to friends and family members when they encourage you to try something new this week. Trust your instincts, as they seldom turn you in the wrong direction. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You have no time for gossip this week, Libra. Your plate is already full at work and at home, so avoid gettin g caught up in anything that compromises your focus. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, though it may feel like others are flying past you while youre slowly plodding along, eventually things will even out and youll end up where you need to be. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Create some plausible plans for the future this week, Sagittarius. Keep a journal to help you keep track of your ideas and make sense of your plans. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) Capricorn, your generosity finds you devoting much of your time tending to the needs of others this week. Enjoy your time helping others and don t be afraid to accept their gratitude. Aquarius (Jan. 21Feb. 18) Dont get too hung up if your week is all work and little play. While your schedule might be hectic in the coming days, some relaxation time will arrive this weekend. Pisces (Feb. 19March 20) Pisces, make the most of new opportunities that prese nt themselves this week. The effort you put in w ill pay off in due time.Sacred imagination for Gods glorySlow down just a little bit, Aries Horoscope DearAbby: In response to t he Aug. 13 letter from the adopt ive mom in Indianapolis, we, t oo, are sometimes questioned a bout our son. I dont find it at a ll offensive, and I encourage h er to view it from a different p erspective. Just as mothers enjoy telling s tories about their pregnancy a nd delivery, I relish talking a bout how our son came to be p art of our family. I have talked o penly about it to strangers in f ront of my son since he was a t oddler. I tell them how amazing i t is that a mother could love her c hild so much that she would be w illing to give him to us so he c ould have a better life than she c ould offer. By not shying away from the t opic, my son has seen that his a doption doesnt make us uncomfortable, and as a result, its something he is comfortable with. Our son is full of confidence because he knows how much joy he has brought to our lives. Real Parent in Colorado DearReal Parent: Thank you for writing. My office was flooded with comments from adoptive parents and adopted children, but not all of them were as positive as yours. Why do you need to know? was frequently cited as a way to deflect unwelcome questions about why the biological parents placed the child for adoption, as was, Ill forgive you for asking that question if you forgive me for not answering. Many also prefer to say, That is my childs story and hell know it and share it when and if he thinks it is appropriate. My favorite was, We dont discuss such intimacies. Have you told your children the details of their conception? DearAbby: I have been in an on-again-off-again, long-distance relationship with a guy for a year and a half. I have broken up with him and taken him back six times. It is always for the same reason: We are not compatible as a romantic couple. I have explained that we would be better as friends, but when I try to leave, he cries and begs me not to go. Im afraid he could be suicidal, based on past reactions. I love him as a friend and I want him to be with someone who can love him the way he wants to be loved. How do I let him down easy, if there is even such a thing? Im afraid I might ruin his life. I guess my question is, when you know in your gut that things wont work out, when is it OK to throw in the towel? Perplexed in Pensacola DearPerplexed: After six breakups, your long-distance romance is well past its expiration date. When there is a lack of chemistry between a couple, its no ones fault and its usually a deal-breaker. The problem with letting someone down the way youre trying to is that it prolongs the pain, like removin g a sliver halfway, then jamming it back in because the person is wincing. Threats of suicide if a romance is unsuccessful are attempts to control the partner who wants to leave through guilt. The time to throw in that towel is now. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Mom proud to share story of sons joyful adoption Dear Abby


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