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The news-sun
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N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2013 Volume 94/Number 118 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 CelebrationsB8 Classifieds A9 Clubs B6 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 Friends & NeighborsB9 Obituaries A5 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Whats CookingB12 Index T-storms High 89 Low 72Details, A12 WAUCHULASTATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 10.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip low down ; 00032662 Streaks shineSebring takes sixth at meet in Seffner SPORTS, B1 Festive figsBring something special to the table for holidays PAGEB12 By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Robert Talley has seen a lot of birthdays lately. He said birthday parties make up the bulk of weekend bookings for the activities business he and Judy McCarter started a year ago at Donaldson Park on the banks of Lake Verona. With a year now behind them, the couple hope to expand Sight Unseen Enterprises to include more games and entertainment at the park, with some community input. Labor Day weekend officially marked a year for them. Talley spent two years attending Avon Park City Council and Community Redevelopment AgencySight Unseen hopes to expand in second year Phil Attinger/News-S un Judy McCarter and Robert Talley have been running Sight Unseen Enterprises for a year at Donaldson Park Beach on Lake Verona in Avon Park. See SIGHT, A7 By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comSEBRING Halifax M edia Group in Daytona B each completed a deal M onday to purchase the N ews-Sun in Sebring and t wo other Florida newspap ers from HarborPoint M edia. Also purchased were the D aily Commercial in L eesburg and the South L ake Press in Clermont. The deal reunites the N ews-Sun and Daily C ommercial with former a ffiliated newspapers that o nce belonged to the New Y ork Times Regional N ewspaper Group. H arborPoint Media bought t he two Florida papers f rom the New York Times i n 2004. Halifax Media bought 1 6 regional newspapers f rom The New York Times i n January 2012, and then e ight daily and 11 weekly n ewspapers in Florida and N orth Carolina from F reedom Communications i n June 2012. Mondays purchase e xpands Halifax Medias r each to 20 newspapers inHalifax Media buys NewsSunSee HALIFAX, A8Katara Simmons/News-Sun A BMX helmet stands guard on an open gate between the spectator area and track at the Highlands BMX Track at 730 County Road 17A E. in Avon Park. By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands County Family YMCAmay have overseen and underwritten operations at the Highlands County BMX Track north of Avon Park. Reopening it, though, would take more time, money and hands than the YMCAhas right now, said Dave Scheck, program director at Highlands County Family YMCAfor the last six years. Not that it wasnt a good program, Scheck said. However, he added that reopening the BMX track would be quite a venture to undertake. People liked having the program, but the YMCAdoesnt have money in the budget to sta ff the track and the work it takes is a lot to ask of volunteers, Scheck said. To make it work financially, the track had to have at least two statewide races each year,BMX track needs insurance, repairs before it can openSee BMX, A3By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County crews will continue pumping in the Highlands Park area of Lake Placid in an attemp t to alleviate flooding in that neighborhood, but how much good it has done is open to discussion. In a Tuesday morning report, Highlands County Road and Bridge Department Director Ky le Green told commissioners that asFlooded LParea proving stubbornCounty pump not making much headway Ready to runSee PUMPING, A8By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Lora Todd created the Run to the Heartland. And shes got big plans for her babys 10th birthday, which is expected to attract thousands of motorcycles and even more people to downtown Sebring this weekend. Todd and her staff are excited and ready for the event, which kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday. The two-day event will feature all things motorcycle thrill shows, merchandise, music and more. Run to the Heartland is a family friendly motorcycle event that brings some of the most well-known motorcycle clubs, stunt riders and drill teams to the heart of Highlands County. Its a crazy week but everything is falling into place, Todd said. This is our 10th year so we are doing things a little different this time. The event will bring back some of the most popular activities and guests that have appeared over the past 10 years. Two famous stunt riders, Brian Marino and Jesse Toler, will be the big names at this years festival. Marino and Toler are professional stunt riders who put on separate thrill shows. The Sere Motorcycle Thrill Show will give guests a real treat with its captivating tricks and riders. The Central Florida Motorcycle Drill Team is also10th Run to the Heartland to feature blasts from the pastBy PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Community members, no matter what the city plans, said they will hold a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in the Southside neighborhood of Avon Park. The Southside Community Redevelopment Agencys planning committee met on Friday to discuss what would be done andMLK Day center of disputeCommunity balks at taking events, money out of neighborhoodSee MLK, page A8Katara Simmon/News-Sun files The streets of downtown Sebring will be full of motorcycles and people as thousands flock to the area Friday and Saturday for the 10th annual Run to the Heartland. Lora Todd Run to the Heartland founder and organizerIts a crazy week but everything is falling into place. See RUN, A8

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The South Florida State College (SFSC) Circle K International (CKI) Club was awarded Club of the Year on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Sebring Kiwanis Annual Banquet at the Hammock State Park. The s themed banquet honored stand-out groups and service members who are part of Kiwanis Family and welcomed the new Kiwanis members and the 2013-14 officers. SFSCs CKI Club won Club of the Year for being the most active service club in Highlands County. The SFSC CKI Club holds fundraisers, events, volunteers, and provides mentorships to SFSCs district high school Key Club members and other local organizations. Its an honor to be awarded Club of Year, said Stephen Staik, CKI advisor. This is the second award SFSCs CKI Club has received. SFSCs CKI has focused on our community and building partnerships within local Kiwanis groups and other CKI clubs in our division. CKI is the Kiwanis International Service Leadership Program for college and university students with 11,000 members on more than 500 campuses around the world. CKI values service, leadership, and fellowship. SFSCs CKI Club is sponsored by the Sebring Kiwanis Club. CKI is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities. CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world. For more information on SFSCs CKI Club, contact Staik at 863-7847086 or email Staiks@southflorida.edu/. Page A2News-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.co m pub block; 5.041"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00026403 Sept. 27 923274951MB: 38x2Next jackpot $173 millionSept. 24 411323940MB: 33x3 Sept. 20 115202147MB: 34x2 Sept. 28 92634404249x:4Next jackpot $11 millionSept. 25 1225434853x:4 Sept. 21 83235464752x:5 Sept. 30 1621242733 Sept. 29 516202934 Sept. 28 814172730 Sept. 27 167917 Sept. 30 (n) 4884 Sept. 30 (d) 2562 Sept. 29 (n) 5775 Sept. 29 (d) 4156 Sept. 30 (n) 78 1 Sept. 30 (d) 46 5 Sept. 29 (n) 76 3 Sept. 29 (d) 55 8 Sept. 27 1015384014 Sept. 24 16253512 Sept. 20 17254413 Sept. 17 614193921 Sept. 28 1447525354 PB: 5Next jackpot $70 millionSept. 25 27174953 PB: 23 Sept. 21 1217455458 PB: 13 Lottery Center This weeks question:Should Congress authorize raising the debt limit again before the Oct. 17 deadline? Yes 28% No 72% Total votes: 125 Online www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Circle K International awarded Club of the Year by Kiwanis Courtesy photo The Avon Park Depot Museum is pleased to have two honors students from the South Florida State Colleges Learning Service Program. Armon Luckenbach of Zolfo Springs and Daniel Montes of Sebringare providing community service to the museum reorganizing archival materials. They will gain extra credit towards their studies. Armon (right) is a biology major and Daniel (left) is a social history major. With the students are Jim Deal and Museum Director Elaine Levey.SFSC students serving at Depot Museum Courtesy photo Toni Crunkelton (from left), Noor Aboul Hosn, Stephen Staik (CKI advisor), and Evelyn Barajas accept the SFSC Circle K Clubs award as Club of the Year from the Sebring Kiwanis. Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK An Avon Park resident has been elected to head the Democratic Womens Club of Florida, Inc., a statewide organization with nine regions and 40 clubs throughout Florida. Dr. Maureen McKenna was elected president at their convention in Panama City on Sept. 28. DWCF, Inc. provides forums for discussion of public matters, supports qualified candidates for public office and encourages women to seek elected office, according to their website. McKenna will serve a four-year term. McKenna is a past president of the Highlands County Democratic Womens Club. During her presidency, the Highlands County club membership grew and many well-known political, environmental and social leaders were hosted at meetings. McKenna is retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she was a counselor for veterans with service-connected disabilities. She received her PhD in counselor education from the University of Maryland, and was named Marylands Rehab Counselor of the Year in 1993 by the Maryland Rehab Association. Her family has resided in Highlands County since the 1970s. Other officers elected to positions at the convention are Nancy Hurlbert, first vice-president from Lake County; Rachel Sutz Pienta, second vice-president from Wakulla County; Anna V. Eskamani, secretary from Orange County; and Carol King, treasurer from Lake County. McKenna elected as head of state Democratic Women McKenna Special to the News-SunSEBRING Arepresentative from Visit Florida has been added to the Open House program, which is being presented by the Office of Highlands County Tax Collector and Office of Tourist Development from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the auditorium lobby of the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center. Area businesses that cater to visitors should also attend the open house to learn more about the opportunities on the Visit Highlands County website. Arepresentative from Visit Florida will be on hand to offer information about their programs that include a complementary website listing on Visit Florida.com/. Those businesses that should attend include downtown specialty shops, area restaurants and attractions. While stopping by the open house as an added bonus, a great cup of Florida orange juice wi ll be available compliments of the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association Inc. The open house will be an opportunity for those involved in the accommodations field (hotel/motel, campgrounds, vacation rentals and homes etc.) to obtain information about the local Tourist Development Tax (TDT ) collection. The open house will also include information about the opportunities through the countys tourism website and advertising grants through the Tourist Development Council. Starting in January 2014, the Highlands County Tax Collector will begin collecting the 2 percent Tourist Development Tax locally for those who are subject to the tax. Representatives from t he Tax Collectors Office will be on hand to answer questions regar ding the local collections of the TDT. Contact the Highlands County Visitor & Convention Bureau at 402-6909.Tourism Tax open house set for Oct. 9Visit Florida rep to be at Harris Center Community Briefs LLPD, Heartland for Children have car seat inspections LAKE PLACID O n Oct. 11 the Lake P lacid Police D epartment, along with H eartland for Children, w ill conduct Child S afety Seat inspect ions. This event is s ponsored by State F arm Insurance. The e vent will be from 7 :30-10 a.m. at 201 E. I nterlake Blvd., behind W algreens. This program will a llow parents and othe rs who transport child ren a chance to learn h ow to properly install c hildren's safety seats. Free child safety s eats will be made a vailable to those in n eed. To obtain a free c ar seat, contactmust t o be made with H eartland for Children r epresentative Jennifer S weet at (863) 5198 900 (ext. 294) prior to t he event. This way she h as an idea of how m any and what type of c ar seats she needs to b ring. Any questions about t he event can be directe d to the Lake Placid P olice Departments O fficer Heather M ulligan and Sergeant M ark Schneider. These t wo officers attended e xtensive training to be a ble to take part in this t ype of event. Scribbers and Scribes meet Oct. 2 SEBRING The F lorida Writers A ssociation writers g roup, Sebring S cribblers and Scribes, w ill meet at 7 p.m. O ct. 2 at Beef O Bradys in Sebring. C ome early to have d inner. Local author Milllie R ichmond will discuss c haracter development w ith a PowerPoint p resentation. The meeting is open t o the public where w riting and publishing w ill be discussed. M embership in FWAor i n Scribblers is not r equired although a pplications are availa ble. For more inform ation, call Barbara B eswick at 402-9181. STR8 Up plans yard sale LAKE PLACID S TR8 Up Youth House w ill have a yard sale f rom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. O ct. 3-5 at 113 S. Main A ve. Proceeds will be u sed for special proje cts and programs. D onate by PayPal at w ww.str8up.org. Social Circle plans day trip LAKE PLACID T he Placid Lakes S ocial Circle is spons oring a day trip to the F ort Myers/Naples Dog T rack on Nov. 13. A c hartered bus will l eave the town hall in P lacid Lakes at 9:30 a .m., post time is at 1 2:15 p.m. Included in the packa ge is a lunch, prog ram, gratuities, soft d rinks, and the bus. T he group will be in t he air-conditioned P addock Room. Call 699-6331. Continued on A5

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S check said, and while it w as popular when it first o pened in 2001, its popul arity waned. Two local men J eremy Machia, who h elped build the track, a nd Michael Scott Stone, f ormer county commiss ion candidate believe t hey can get enough intere sted participants and s upporters to support B MX racing events, i nsurance and mainten ance with user fees. Machia, also of Under P ressure Sports in S ebring, has had a few p eople give verbal supp ort, but no financial supp ort yet. The track at 730 C ounty Road 17AE. in A von Park has been c losed since the YMCA d eclined to renew its l ease agreement in 2010, s aid Gloria Rybinski, publ ic information officer for t he board of county comm issioners. The original 20-year l ease at $1 per year starte d in March 2001 for 1 2.93 acres of the count ys clay pit, a steeps ided, 30-foot-deep hole. Adownhill bicycle c ourse was completed in A pril 2001 and quickly b ecame a popular venue f or BMX races. Dee McDonald, YMCA e xecutive director at the t ime, said construction c ost $200,000 in direct a nd in-kind donations, not c ounting the donation of l and by the county. Highlands County B MX, the local volunteer r acing organization, hoste d state competitions a lmost up until the year t he track closed, using p roceeds for maintenance, M cDonald said. The county involvem ent was none, said Vicki P ontius, Highlands C ounty Parks and Natural R esources director. None, whatsoever, P ontius said. While the county would b e glad to lease the facilit y to an organization that w ill use it, she doesnt k now what it would take t o get it running. You are going to have to have insurance, she said. The site also needs repair. She said the entrance road built of milled asphalt on a clay base is crumbling so badly she didnt feel safe even riding on it in a four-wheel drive truck. I wouldnt bring anyone in there right now, Pontius said. Buildings on site have been so heavily vandalized that she hasnt felt safe going inside to see whats left. From what shes seen through windows, the office had BMX trophies on the floor and papers strewn from the desk. The site also has a storage unit with a roll-up door thats locked. She can have county workers open it up, but is wary of that. Anything we break, we must fix, Pontius said. The site had more users than cyclists. Amodel airplane field is still up and running, Pontius said, but a radio-controlled car racing track went out of use years ago. Scheck said that open bike nights to allow riders to simply run the track without racing, used to charge $2-$3 per person. Word of mouth could help anything regain a crowd, Scheck said, but word got out about it closing. People need to know something is happening before driving in from the Interstate 4 corridor or either coast, he said. www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013Page A3 Martial Arts America 2x3 bw 00032684 Orange Blossom Tours 2x4 color 00032683 Florida Hospital 5x13 color 00032685 r Continued from A1 KATARASIMMONS/News-Sun Vicki Pontius, Parks and Natural Resources director for Highlands County, said the concessions building and office at the Highlands BMX Track is too vandalized to enter right now. The track at 730 County Road 17A E. in Avon Park hasnt been open since 2010 and will need repairs to get back to use, she said.BMX track has long way to go SANFORD (AP) A ttorneys for a J acksonville lawyer asked a judge Tuesday to throw o ut his criminal charges, c laiming prosecutors f ailed to prove that he had h elped build a $300 mill ion gambling business t hat operated under the g uise of a veterans g roup. Kelly Mathis never c ontrolled, owned or mana ged any of the dozens of A llied Veterans of the W orld Internet cafes that o perated in Florida until t his year, his attorneys s aid. They said even if he d id, the centers were o ffering sweepstakes to p romote the sale of I nternet time, not gamb ling. The arrest of Mathis a nd 56 other people in M arch prompted the F lorida Legislature to ban I nternet cafes and led to t he resignation of former L t. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. S he has denied wrongdoi ng and wasnt charged. Defense wants charity gambling case tossed

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Many school districts a re putting laptops and t ablets in the hands of e very student, allowing a ccess to online instruct ion, video production and g lobal research. More students than ever a re enrolled in public pres chool. Common Core c urriculum is sweeping t he nation. Still, American schools a re mired in the mess of N o Child Left Behind, a f ailed reform that keeps o n sharing its failures w ith students and faculty. .. Since No Child began, s chool districts have been r equired to report a larger a nd larger percentage of s tudents meeting the prog rams phony standards. L ast years target was 80 p ercent of students. This y ear it is 94 percent. Next y ear, its 100 percent of s tudents. The concept of yearly p rogress suggests that e ducators are doing a bett er job with the same students. The reality is that each year brings a new class expected to perform significantly better than the class before them. Broken down to the classroom level, No Child presents an impossible standard. Last year, 24 children in a 30-student third-grade class had to pass to meet the standard. This year, 28 different third-grade students must pass to meet the higher standard. Next year, each one of the 30 new thirdgraders must pass. The system requires different students with different backgrounds and abilities to perform better than the batch of students who preceded them. Consequently, the rate of No Child school failures grows each year. And so do the consequences. Each failure launches a new round of expensive interventions that may benefit individual students, but does nothing about curbing the rate of building failure. More than $13 billion in federal funds still flows each year through this widely discredited No Child program, mostly in the form of aid to help schools achieve the average yearly progress goals that few are reaching. The obvious solution is for Congress to retool the federal governments education role. But Congress is making zero annual progress on a budget, farm bill, energy plan, immigration and almost everything else. So the Obama administration is allowing states to ignore the most onerous parts of No Child if they adopt better measurements, and particularly, tie teacher evaluations to classroom outcomes. All but two states have applied for waivers, and 41 states, plus the District of Columbia, have received them ... Meanwhile, all eyes are focused on an Oct. 17 debt ceiling deadline when House Republican stubbornness is set to undermine the credit of our nation and throw the U.S. economy again into a tailspin. In reality, that partisan impasse has undermined immigration, the economy and, especially, the education of American children long before this imminent deadline. Congress isnt simply an obstacle to progress. It is an anchor sinking the future of schoolchildren struggling in a majority of American schools that now carry the No Child failure label. An editorial from the Quad City (Iowa) Times.ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515publisher@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Editorial & OpinionPage A4News-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.co m Decision made in best interestEditor: An open reply to Patricia Austins letter on the Avon Park council and administration: I would like to respond to the letter written to your paper by Patricia Austin. While Mrs. Austin claims that the worst decision was the removal of Pension Board trustee Greg Bubba Warner, and the divisiveness she witnessed at the last council meeting, I must strongly disagree with her biased opinion. To counter her claim, in my opinion, the most divisive days within the city were the proposed legislative initiative in 2006 by then Mayor Thomas Macklin on the Illegal Immigration Relief Act. Those were some truly dark, controversial and very divisive days. Most recently, Mrs. Austin has actually aligned herself with those she once opposed the most. In fact, only two years ago, she worked closely with Macklin in a failed effort to recall some council members. Austins alliances formed with those whom she most opposed in 2006 makes me question her principles. While I agree with her opposition to the legislative effort by thenMayor Macklin on immigration, I must strongly disagree with her current misrepresentation of a divisive city and her criticism for removing pension trustee Greg Bubba Warner. Previous pension trustee Greg Bubba Warner was the only trustee receiving adverse communications about the citys pension plan termination and closure. Warner, a retiree himself from the pension system, would stand to gain an estimated $1 million if the pension system was terminated today. Allegedly, he made these types of remarks to other city employees. If every vested pension member had to be paid out today, the financial liability would cripple the citys finances. Astaff report with exhibits providing email communications received by previous chairman Warner is available from the city manager at jdeleon@avonpark.cc. The decision to remove Warner was done in the best interest of the Avon Park taxpayer and is well justified. Furthermore, Warner was given notice of twoseparate meetings to explain his conduct. He declined to attend and answer ques tions. As to Patricia Austin given her continued pe rsonal attacks at the council and the city manager, and her realignment with those she once opposed the most like the old say ing goes, my enemys enemy is my friend. In my opinion, she has established new alliances with an old regimen that stood and continues to stand for radicalness and divisiv eness within the citys government. Julian Deleon, P E City Manag er City of Avon Pa rk Tea Party millionaires dont worryEditor: This past week, pictures of Republicans in Congress showed a cheering group of millionaires and multimillionaires who had just voted to deny 30 millio n uninsured Americans a chance at affordable health care. In fact, they were so determine d that these young peopl e, the seriously ill, children, veterans, and the disabled not get insurance that they threatened to shut down the government if they did nt get their way. These same Tea Part y millionaires and multimillionaires all have primo health insurance for which they pay littl e or nothing. They dont have to worry about going ban krupt if they get a seriou s illness. They dont have to worry about being denied health care if they have a pre-existin g condition. They dont have to worry about preventive health care because the y have had and will always have health car e for that. They dont have to worry about insuring their children because they can afford to have their children on their health care plan foreve r. They dont have to worry about not being able to afford their pre scription medications because their meds are free. Tea Party congressmen dont have a worr y in the world when it comes to health care. They are only worried that the middle class an d poor might get help wi th their medical needs. Instead, conservatives want to shut down the government and implement their own health care plan: Get sick. Di e quick. Millie Grim e Sebrin g No Child continues its miserable failure E ducation is evolving at lightning speed. High school students are earning college credi ts before their graduation. Students a re blogging homework assignments s o their work can be evaluated by p eers as well as teachers. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letter s will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 40 0 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the sam e address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. inated by the same writers, letters are limited t o two per month and a guest column can be submit ted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessar ily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun. Q: Is the government too big and powerful? Does a onelegged duck swim in circles? A: Ah, yes, you speak of a recent Gallup survey that found 60 percent of Americans think the federal government has too m uch power a full percentage p oint higher than the previous high r ecorded in September 2010. G allups Joy Wilke did a fine job b reaking down the survey data. Q: Yeah, and Ill bet that percenta ge has jumped lots more over the p ast few decades. A: You are correct. In 2005, about 5 0 percent of Americans felt the g overnment was getting too big and p owerful 10 percent less than n ow. Q: What I want to know is who a re the 40 percent or so who do N OTthink the government has gott en too big? A: Thats an interesting question. T hirty-two percent now say the gove rnment has the right amount of p ower and 7 percent say it doesnt h ave enough. Q: Not enough! Who the heck are t he 7-percenters? A: There are always some people w ho think the government can solve a ll our problems. Thankfully, their n umbers are not growing. They have b een at 7 percent since Gallup starte d tracking this big-government i ssue. Q: Ill bet the survey reflects a h igh level of division among conserv atives, moderates and liberals. A: That is also correct. R epublicans tend to think governm ent is doing too much, whereas D emocrats tend to agree that gove rnment can do good. Of course, R epublicans and Democrats have g otten mighty polarized since P resident Obama took office in 2 009. Q: That makes sense. Obama e mbraced all the big-government s ecurity initiatives of President B ush, then gave us a massive new e ntitlement program, ObamaCare. A: Yes, and these measures have t he country more divided than ever. H owever, Republicansand Democratsviews have generally become more polarized since Obama took office. In 2002, the two parties were about equally likely to view the federal government as too powerful, at 36 percent and 35 percent, respectively, with independents, at 45 percent, most likely to say this. Q: And now? A: Right now, 81 percent of Republicans think the government is too powerful. But 38 percent of Democrats agree that the government is too powerful the highest percentage since President Obama took office. Q: I can see how politics factors in, but hopefully, the data reveal that some people dont let their political views affect their concerns? A: Thankfully, that is true with some. As Bush grew the government in the war on terror, both Republicans and Democrats began reporting increasing unease about government gaining too much power with the NSAand other government agencies now out of control, there is good reason to be concerned. Q: If so many Americans are concerned that the government is getting too big and powerful, why do so many keep voting for bigger government? A: Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, offers some interesting insights on that in his book Gross National Happiness. After mining reams of data, he found very different viewpoints among conservatives and liberals. Q: What did the data reveal? A: They showed that conservatives hold more traditional values faith, marriage, family, freedom, hard work. They believe in the individual and just want to be left alone. Q: And liberals were the reverse? A: That is correct. Liberals see government as a way to right perceived wrongs. And they vote for politicians who promise to impose more rules, regulations and mandates on the people who make them unhappy. But you have to admit, Republican politicians these days are just as likely to use the largess of the federal trough to promise voters goodies in return for their votes. Q: Our federal government is going to keep getting bigger and more powerful, isnt it? A: Does a one-legged duck swim in circles? Tom Purcell is a Pittsburgh TribuneReview columnist and is nationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons Inc. Send comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Polls show that size matters Guest Column Tom Purcell

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ST. PETERSBURG ( AP) Abipartisan prop osal to delay federal f lood insurance rate hikes t hat take effect Tuesday is b eing stymied by a bitter c ongressional dispute o ver President Barack O bamas signature health c are law, Sen. Bill Nelson s aid. Nelson, D-Fla., along w ith U.S. Sens. Robert M enendez, D-N.J.; David V itter, R-La.; Mary L andrieu, D-La.; E lizabeth Warren, DM ass.; and Brian Schatz, D -Hawaii, sponsored legi slation last week to delay i mplementation of the B iggert-Waters Flood I nsurance Reform Act u ntil next year. The rate hikes were p assed in 2012 to keep t he National Flood I nsurance Program solv ent after an onslaught of c laims from Hurricane K atrina in 2005. E ssentially, what it does i s remove federal subsid ies from properties in f lood zones. My legislation to fix t his is being blocked right n ow by partisan politics a nd those who continue to o ppose the existing health c are law, Nelson wrote i n an email to The A ssociated Press. So w hat were trying to do is t o get bipartisan support t o join us to pass a clean b ill as soon as we can d elay those rate increase s. Florida has among the h ighest rates of people c overed by subsidized flood insurance, and Pinellas County, which includes St. Petersburg, has more subsidized policies than any other county in the nation. Everyone from Florida Gov. Rick Scott to real estate agents and insurance agents say the rate increases have the potential to destabilize a real estate market that was just beginning to recover following the recession. www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013Page A5 SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION; 3.305"; 3"; Black; entertainment section; 00032501 GRIFFIN'S CARPETMART; 6.778"; 10"; Black; 10/2/13; 00032655 CENTRALFLORIDACASKET STORE &; 1.569"; 6"; Black; obit page; 00032663 Social Center offers day of funSEBRING Every Wednesday, the Highlands Social Center has lunch, dancing, fun and games from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the mornings, coffee and danishes are availalbe; a home-cooked lunch is served at noon. All for just $6. The center is at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Call 386-0752 for more information.Fish Fry and KaraokeSEBRING The Moose Riders at Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 are holding their bi-weekly fish fry on Thursday. Fish baskets will be served from 5-7 p.m. by JTand his crew, karaoke by Jewells will begin at 6 p.m. and a 50/50 will be drawn. Netprofits from all Moose Rider functions are donated to Moose and local charities. Moose members and guests are welcome.Pink Army Campaign visits chamber lunchLAKE PLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will take place at noon Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center, 2665 Placid View Drive. The luncheon is sponsored by Florida Hospital, and a presentation will be made by the hospital staff regarding breast cancer awareness and The Pink Army Campaign. RSVPthe chamber at chamber@lpfla.com or call 465-4331 on or before Friday.Bingo resumes at Sebring HillsSEBRING Bingo games will resume every Thursday starting Oct. 3 at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Games start at 6 p.m. Jackpot pays $250. For information, call 273-7442 or 382-1554.SFSC offers Alcohol Drug Accident Prevention TrainingSouth Florida State Colleges Community Education Department is offering a series of Alcohol Drug Accident Prevention Training (ADAPT) courses for first-time driver's license applicants. The four-hour courses will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., SFSC DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia, and Saturday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., SFSC Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N, Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $42 and may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFS C campus or center. For more information, contact the Community Education Department at 863-7847388 or email CommunityEducation@southflorida.edu/.SFSC offers Safe Driving Accident Prevention Program South Florida State Colleges Community Education Departme nt is offering a series of Safe Drivin g Accident Prevention Program (SDAPP) courses for drivers who have received a traffic citation, were court ordered to attend, or were involved in a traffic acciden t and issued a ticket. The four-hour courses will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:30-9:3 0 p.m., SFSC DeSoto Campus, 225 2 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia, and Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m.-12:3 0 p.m., SFSC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park and Saturday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., SFSC Hardee Campu s, 2968 U.S. 17 N. Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. Th e cost is $45 and may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFS C campus or center. For more information, contact the Community Education Department at 863-7847388 or email CommunityEducation@southflorida.edu/. Continued from A2 PAULINE GREEN Pauline O. Green of S ebring, Fla., passed a way Sept. 26, 2013. Mrs. G reen was born July 4, 1 923 in Robertsdale, Ala., a nd resided in Miami, Fla. f or 70 years before movi ng to Sebring. Pauline worked as a l ibrarian clerk in the M iami Dade County P ublic School System for 2 7 years. Pauline was a m ember of the C alvary Church of S ebring and sang f or many years in t he church choir. H er love and joy of m usic was evident t hroughout her lifet ime. As a young woman, she s ang in her church choir. S he also sang in the Glee C lub and a girlsquartet i n high school. She was an avid clogg er in Miami in her 50s a nd you could frequently f ind her playing the piano w hile singing her favorite h ymns. Pauline also knew the i mportance of physical f itness, and found joy in m any activities; apprecia ting long walks and b icycle rides, water exercise and shelling at the beach. Her adventurous spirit was also evident in her later years; parasailing, rock-climbing in Hawaii and jet-skiing in her mid-70s. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Foy Rex Green. She is survived by three children, Paula Mae Green, Rex (Cassandra) Green and Pamela (Billy) Summers. She is survived by seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and her beloved cat Bella. Pauline will be greatly missed by her children and extended family, as well as her many friends. She was a devout Christian and a shining light of encouragement for everyone. Amemorial service will be held at the Calvary Church of Sebring on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Paulines family church at the Calvary Church of Sebring, 1925 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33872, phone (863) 385-5555. Green Obituaries Community Briefs TALLAHASSEE (AP) Florida charged ahead Tuesday with a lawsuit against the state of Georgia that accuses its northern neighbor of consuming too much fresh water from a river system that serves three Southeastern states. The legal action filed directly with the U.S. Supreme Court is an escalation in a legal dispute lasting more than two decades. But the legal measure asks the high court to take some dramatic steps, including capping Georgias overall water use at levels existing in 1992. Florida also wants a special master to enter a decree that would equitably divide the waters in the basin of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint rivers. The situation is dire and the need for relief immediate, states Floridas lawsuit, which maintains Georgia is on pace to double its current consumption levels by 2040. Scott decided to push ahead with the lawsuit in the wake of the near-collapse of the oyster industry in Apalachicola Bay and after federal officials declared a fishery disaster for oystermen on the Gulf Coast. Oysters need a mix of fresh and salt water in order to thrive. Georgia has refused to fairly share the water s that flow between our two states, so to stop Georgias unmitigated consumption of water we have brought the matter before the U.S. Supreme Court, Gov. Scott said in a statement.State files water use suit against Ga. Senator: Flood insurance bill blocked by politics

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013Page A7 HRA; 6.778"; 10"; Black plus three; process, HRA10th annual; 00032607 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.305"; 16"; Black plus three; process 103398 publix liquors; 00032649meetings explaini ng what he wanted to do for the c ommunity. Some guy said, Why dont we l et him do it? Talley said. I think i t was (Councilman) Parke ( Sutherland). Talley is not absolutely certain. H es blind. Both he and McCarter are handic apped, but help each other up and d own the embankments and across t he sand of the beach where they h ost games. Amir Ghasseni, whose uncle used t o work with the couple at Ridge A rea Arc, also helps them run g ames and rent watercraft. Friday, although sunny, didnt b ring many visitors to the lake t hanks to a week of rain, Ghasseni s aid. On the weekends, people come f rom as far as Wauchula and play a ll day long during the summer, he s aid. Ironically, it was rain that got h im involved with Sight Unseen. Ghasseni was at the lake last fall w ith his kids and wanted to ride o ne of the WaterPillar craft Sight U nseen had to rent two 6-foot doughnut style plastic wheels w ith two seats and pedals supended b etween them. It started to rain and Ghasseni a nd his kids were forced to shelter w ith Talley and McCarter under t heir tent. Ive been stuck with (them) ever s ince, Ghasseni said. He said Talley once told him his e arliest memory before losing his s ight at age 4 was families playing a t Lake Verona, which was part of t he reason for starting the venture. Its underwritten, in part, by government grant programs to help disabled entreprenuers. Watercraft rental also helps keep it going, Chasseni said. Talley said hed like to get corporate sponsors and host free community events. In addition to offering three WaterPillar craft and a HydroBike a bicycle on pontoons with a propellor to rent on the lake, Sight Unseen hosts games: cornhole, horseshoes, beanbag toss, ladder ball, ping pong and darts. There are hopes to add a dodgeball tournament with a local team league, Ghasseni said. Talley often challenges people to play the games blindfolded. I had a family come in from Lake Placid last Sunday. They played blindfolded, Talley said. Usually, he beats them. Ghasseni said Talley has beaten both his sisters, who were trying to win. One sister overthrew a beanbag right onto Talleys shoulder, he said. Talley said he didnt beat last Sundays challengers, however, which he blames on being out of practice for two months. He warns people to watch out for him playing marbles and dominoes. Call (863) 257-4791 for details on events and to book parties on the lake. Continued from A1 Sight Unseen hopes to expandPHILATTINGER/News-Sun Amir Ghasseni demonstrates a two-seater WaterPillar Friday at Donaldson Beach on Lake Verona in Avon Park. The human-powered watercraft is the flagship of rentals for Sight Unseen Enterprises, a familyoriented activity venture. NEWYORK (AP) Aman went on a rampage with scissors Tuesday morning on a Hudson River bike path, slashing or stabbing five people, including a toddler, police said. The suspect, who appeared to be homeless and emotionally disturbed, was taken into custody, said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. All the victims two women and two men in their 30s and a 1-yearold boy were expected to survive, though one of the women was in critical condition. Witnesses said they heard screaming and a child crying before police arrived and grabbed the suspect shortly after 8 a.m. in Manhattans Riverside Park near West 65th street. Geoffrey Croft, a spokesman for New Yo rk City Park Advocates, called the attack the latest episode in a troubling trend of violence in city parks. He noted that a moth er pushing a stroller along the Henry Hudson Parkway in Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhatta n was attacked by a homeless man last week. At least two bicyclists wer e attacked a week apart in August.5 wounded in NYC bike path attackNEWORLEANS (AP) An employee of the c ompany that owned the d oomed Deepwater H orizon drilling rig testif ied Tuesday that he was s urprised when BP s crapped his teams design to stop the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Turlak, a Transocean Ltd. manager, was a witness for his employer at a federal trial that is focusing on BPs response to the April 2010 well blowout. BPs trial adversaries argue the company could have sealed the blown-out well much sooner if it had employed a capping strategy that Turlak and others had devised. It was ready for installation in early June. BPultimately used a capping stack to stop the spill July 15 after several other methods failed. Turlak said he never heard why BPscrapped his teams design.Testimony at BP oil spill trial targets response

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Page A8News-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.co m By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comSEBRING Afamily and an ambulance crew came away from a wreck with minor injuries Sunday, b ut the ambulance driver has been cited for failure to yeild the right of way. The wreck occured at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Krouse Street and Westminster Road, according to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol. A2010 Chevrolet ambulance driven by paramedic Dana A. Davidson, 49, was heading south on Westminster Road in Sebring to a 911 call, approaching Krouse Street. At that same time, a white 2012 Kia Optima was approaching the intersection, driven by Bill Westergom, 44, of Sebring. Davidson had a stop sign and Westergom didnt. The ambulance entered the intersection in the direct path of the Kia, which collided with the side of the ambulance. The ambulance stopped on Westminster Road facing southwest while the Kia ended up in the ditch on the southwest corner of the intersection. FHPsaid Westergom and his wife, Jennifer, 43, and son Brian, 17, had minor injuries, as did Davidson and his passenger, EMTJennifer R. Sapp, 34. All were treated at Florida Hospit al Heartland Medical Center. Over the phone on Monday, Jennifer Westergom said she and her family were thankful to be OK. They were home resting, doing well and following up with doctors, just in case. Harvey Craven III, director of Highlands County Emergency Medical Services, said the citation would go against Davidsons driving record, which has been good since h e began driving for the department in July 1993. Craven also said the ambulance is out of service and awaiting insurance adjuster inspection to see if the county could afford to repair it or should replace it. Anew ambulance, Craven said, would range between $150,000$160,000 for new models. Used mod els can be found for less. Family OK after being hit by ambulanceFlorida and 36 overall. We are happy to welcome Leesburg, Sebring and Clermont into the Halifax Media Group family, said Michael Redding, CEO of Halifax Media Group. Like our other properties, these newspapers represent the best source for local news and advertising in their comm unities, a relationship we hope to bui ld on and strengthen as weve done wi th our other publications. The companies did not disclose the purchase price. Russell Denson, a HarborPoint director, said in August, as HarborPoint was in negotiations for the sale, that Halifax Media is a good home for HarborPoint employees and newspapers. As a larger newspaper publisher in the Florida market, Halifax brings additional resources and capabilities to expand and enhance the newspapersservice to their readers, advertisers and communities, Denson said. Redding, at the time, remarked how the Daily Commercial is located in Leesburg, within an hour of both the Halifaxs News-Journal in Daytona Beach and the Star-Banner in Ocala. Plus, the News-Sun operation based in Sebring is near Halifaxs Ledger Media Group in Lakeland. Halifax includes Stephens Capital Partners, JAARSSS Media, Redding Investments and 33 newspapers and affiliated websites published in five states in the Southeast. Redding purchased the Daily Commercial and News-Sun once before in 2004 as former CEO of HarborPoint. He started Halifax Media in 2010 and left HarborPoint to facilitate deals with The New York Times and Freedom Communications. Continued from A1By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The fall season b rings with it lots of things to H ighlands County cooler e venings, snowbirds, and holid ays just to name a few but t his year the city of Sebring will b e seeing a lot more activities a round town than ever before. Residents and visitors of S ebring will be able to be a part o f nearly 20 events during the m onth of October that all take p lace in the heart of the city. B eginning this weekend with t he 10th annual Run to the H eartland, where patrons can i ndulge themselves in all things m otorcycle. Anew health series will take o ver the City Pier Beach beginn ing Thursday and run througho ut the month. Beach yoga, i nstructed by Nicole LaPlaca, w ill be held every Thursday at 5 :30 and 6:30 p.m. and every S aturday at 7:30 a.m. The cost i s $8 per session. Halloween-themed events b egin making their way onto e veryones calendars this year w ith the first ever Spooktacular S ip and Stroll on Friday, Oct. 11 f rom 5-8 p.m. The wine walk is n ot unlike previous ones that h ave taken the downtown area b y storm, only this time attend ees are able to add a little s pookiness to the night by donn ing their favorite Halloween c ostumes. Two medical awareness camp aigns take over the downtown S ebring area on Oct. 12. Breast c ancer awareness reaches new h eights with the Pink Army S trut presented by Florida H ospital. The event will take o ver the downtown area for the first time on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. The Alzheimers Association annual Walk to End Alzheimers will feature more than 100 walkers from 9 a.m. until noon to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimers, also on Oct. 12. The Farmers Market returns to downtown Sebring on Oct. 19 followed by the 28th annual Zenon Awards taking place at Highlands Little Theatre in the evening at 7:30 p.m. The city will hold its annual trick or treating night on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 until 9 p.m. Avon Park and Lake Placid will also hold their trick or treating on Oct. 26. Those looking for a different take on the Halloween holiday may celebrate with the inaugural Founders Day Celebration in downtown Sebring on Oct. 26. The event will be held all day from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with a variety of activities and events to celebrate the citys founders, including a George Sebring lookalike contest, a bed race and more. Children are invited to come and celebrate in their Halloween attire as well as parents, friends and family. On Oct. 31, the Shoptacular Sebring Halloween Bash will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Music, games, activities and crafts will be available for children and families to enjoy in the spirit of Halloween. Highlands Little Theatre will also be hosting guided ghost tours in downtown Sebring the night of Halloween from 6 until 10 p.m. Afull list of events can be found at www.downtownsebring.org/. October schedule loaded with events in Sebring o f Monday evening the pump had moved 4 .4 million gallons of water at a cost of j ust short of $2,000 since it was fired up T hursday. However, he cautioned, that was not t he final bill, with engineering and other c osts not yet factored in to that tally. Green reported there had been a nearl y 50-inch drop in the total amount of w ater in the deepest area, simply r eferred to as the pond, but that numb er did not translate into similar relief in o ther areas affected by high water. We have only seen about a 2.28-inch d rop around Washington Boulevard, for i nstance, he told commissioners. One of the problems has been the v arying elevations that create natural bowls and barriers that retain water in some areas, despite 49 hours of running the pump there. Washington is basically a dam, said Commissioner Ron Handley, who toured the area with Green. Youre basically not going to make any headway on the right side of Washington when youre pumping on the left side. Another problem reportedly has been repeated groundwater intrusion. When we shut the pumps off, the water seeps back in, Green explained. We actually have pumped as much as 5-6 feet of water per day. The money to finance the emergency operation comes from the Highlands Park Special Taxing Districts coffers. Homeowners association representative Helen Obenchain cautioned commissioners that some of those funds also have been budgeted for other projects, including some significant repairs to the neighborhood clubhouse. Commissioners, who will not have a meeting next week, voted to move the pump to an area around 212 Washington St. to try and further reduce the water levels in that portion of the neighborhood. They also plan to set up several detours for motorists. County Engineer Ramon Gavarette told commissioners the crews would have electronic message boards up and running to inform drivers as quickly as possible. Continued from A1 w ere met with a full room of c ommunity members who said t hey didnt like the last years p lans. This is our event that has b een taken away from us and w e want to keep it our event, n ot someone elses, said resid ent and community leader F ern Davis. Last Januarys event was r eported to be the biggest in t he citys history, something G erald Snell, planning comm ittee chairman, said Friday t hat he would like to see draw p articipants and visitors from o ther cities in the area. Beatrice Peterson of Avon P ark started the festival many y ears ago, originally as a n eighborhood-based memorial w alk that grew with the help o f other individuals and o rganizations. After the local Heritage C ommittee took over coordin ating the day, the walk b ecame a parade, Snell said. However, the Southside C RAhas headed the festival f or the last two years. The J anuary 2013 event lasted five d ays, included live musicians a nd an oratory contest and r erouted the parade from the S outhside neighborhood to the h istoric downtown along Main S treet to Memorial Field on Delaney Avenue. Travis Garcia, hired by the city to plan the event, was concerned that community resistance might have to do with his last name or not being originally from Avon Park. He pointed out that he is African-American, has lived in Avon Park for 12 years and has served as a local minister. He said he was approached by Snell and Theresa Whiteside, advisory board member, to take on planning for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20. Garcia asked if people at Fridays meeting wanted to hear what he has planned or how much money it could make for the Southside, but they said no. Members of the crowd stated they objected to someone being paid to plan the event versus doing it for free. They want to enjoy the day and not make money. Peterson said Friday that she organized the parade in 1995 and the event did not sell food, charge admission for events or pay an event planner. Everything was free, because I was here (during) the hustling and the bustling and the struggling of Dr. King. He did not sell, he gave his life for equality, Peterson said. She said she didnt see where the Southside CRA benefited the Southside community. I dont see anything you all do in the Southside but put one street light there by the water, Peterson said. Aljoe Hinson, Highlands NAACPpresident, also said opposition had nothing to do with Garcia as much as the proposed $10,000 cost for the event from the Southside CRA and the fact that the celebration would be held outside the Southside community. Hinson said money from that CRAshould go to fix roofs and improve homes in the area, not pay for a celebration. The money comes from the Southside CRAfor events in the Southside CRA, and none of the events are held for our old folks to see, Hinson also said via email Friday. Plus its just too much money spent on one event. We feel we can do a better job with less money with community involvement. Willie Gammage of South Carolina Avenue said people who had hosted the event previously really just wanted to get the event to its previous venue and format and wanted to know how to go about planning for it. But were pressed for time. We cant keep pushing and pushing it, because if we do, we cant plan that, Gammage said. City Councilwoman Brenda Giles told the committee that they couldnt vote on the matter Friday because the meeting was not advertised as an advisory board meeting only as the celebrations planning committee. Maria Sutherland, administrative services director, said she could schedule a special meeting of the Southside CRA advisory board at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. However, she wouldnt have time to schedule and publicly advertise for the Avon Park City Council to meet the following Monday as the CRAboard. The earliest CRAboard meeting would have to be Oct. 28, Sutherland said. Theresa Whiteside, advisory board member, said that would be the best time for residents to bring concerns. Davis and other residents said they would come back to that meeting, but would not stay for the rest of discussions. News-Sun reporter Samantha Gholar contributed to this report.Continued from A1Halfax buys News-Sun MLK Day celebration at center of dispute Pumping proving slow in flooded LParea coming back. Theyve been here for many years, Todd said. The group said Sebring is their most challenging event they have all year because of the confined space they perform on. Those who arent really into the shows and performances can still enjoy the event. Awell-known bike builder group, Wicked Steel, will also be featured, displaying a number of items that have been awarded. Theyll be displaying a motorcycle that looks like the Batman motorcycle, Todd said. Throughout the day local bands will perform live on stage. New merchandise vendors will be open for patrons to purchase gear and items of their choosing and there will be plenty of food and beverages on site. Were going to have a food truck invasion, Todd said. Local food vendors will roll on site early Friday preparing everything from burgers to funnel cakes. The Masons will be on site to hold the child ID program; kids will be able to create their own ID cards for families free of charge. The Run to the Heartland will also pay the admission fee for all children who wish to visit the Childrens Museum of the Highlands during the event. Its just the way we say thank you for those who support our event and the downtown merchants and businesses, Todd said. Were feeling very excited. Theres going to be great food, great music and itll be a great familyfriendly event and everyone is invited. Run to the Heartland will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Continued from A1Run to the Heartland to draw thousands Katara Simmons/News-Sun files The 10th Run to the Heartland starts Friday in Sebring.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RICHARD ALLEN WHITE,deceased,whose date of death was February 27,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring, FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 25,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas R.Carr 1860 Georgiana Dr.NE Atlanta,Georgia 30329 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A.Rider MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 E-Mail:marider@mariderlaw.com September 25; October 2,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-404 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF RUTH F.CARR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH F.CARR,deceased,whose date of death was July 13,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF Together with a permanent non-exclusive easement for ingress,egress and regress over,through and along that 20 foot easement reserved over the Southerly 20 feet of Lots 1 through 7,both inclusive,Block 1,as shown on the Plat of KINGSWOOD MANOR, recorded in Plat Book 13,Page 4,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. a/k/a 30 Sunset Lane,Lake Placid,FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1897262 11-06529-3 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 2,9,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000171 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA MILLIGAN,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA MILLIGAN,KINGSWOOD MANOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC., UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2012-CA-000171 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 24th day of October,2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 30,Tract A,KINGSWOOD MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 13,Page 4,Public Records of Highlands County,Florida more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Tract ``A''; thence run South 44 degrees 6'15'' Weest along the North line of said Tract ``A'' for a distance of 283.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 44 degrees 46'15'' West still along the North line of said Tract ``A'' for a distance of 22.00 feet to a point; thence run South 45 degrees 13'45'' East for a distance of 100.00 feet to a point; thence run North 44 degrees 46'15'' East for a distance of 22.00 feet to a point; thence run North 45 degrees 13'45'' West for a distance of 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000645 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MARY BETH BINKLEY GILL,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY BETH BINKLEY GILL, PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES ASSOCIATION,UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1,UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2012-CA-000645 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 24th day of October,2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 33,Block 283,PLACID LAKES SECTION TWENTY,according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9,Page 31,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1896760 11-03727-3 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 2,9,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000589 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS,INC.,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-13, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD A.OTTERMAN A/K/A RICK A. OTTERMAN,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD A.OTTERMAN A/K/A RICK A. OTTERMAN,UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY,UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2012-CA-000589 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 24th day of October,2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 14,Block 171,Northside Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3,Pages 32 and 33,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida.Tax ID: C-22-35-29-060-1710-0140 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1895446 13-00840-2 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 2,9,2013 ONE-HALF LOT 13431,AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT 42,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 89,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 1500 WEST BATAVIA RD AVON PARK,FL 33825 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 November 6,2013 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 23rd day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 CD-13-112380 **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 assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863)534-4690,within two (2) working days of your 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. October 2,9,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000620 DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. VICENTE HERNANDEZ A/K/A VICENTE HERNANDEZ CRUZ,ET AL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: VICENTE HERNANDEZ A/K/A VICENTE HERNANDEZ CRUZ Last Known Address:1500 West Batavia Rd Avon Park,FL 33825 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: LOTS 13429,13430 AND SOUTH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE No.:2013 CA 000590G WELLS FARGO BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR ABFC 2004 OPT3 TRUST,ABFC ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2004 OPT3, Plaintiff, vs. TAMMY S.FOX F/K/A TAMMY S.CAAUWE, GEORGE FOX,UNKNOWN TENANT #1,UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:Tammy S.Fox f/k/a Tammy S.Caauwe Residence Unknown George Fox Residence Unknown If living:if dead,all unknown parties claiming interest by,through,under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs,devisees,grantees,creditors,or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County,Florida: Lot 172,Sylvan Shores Estates,according to the plat thereof,recorded in Plat Book 7,Page 13 of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. C-29-36-30-040-0000-1720 Street Address:1511 Walnut Ave, Lake Placid,Florida 33852-5614 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Clarfield,Okon,Salomone & Pincus,P.L.,Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South,Suite 730,West Palm Beach,FL 33401,within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court,otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on September 26,2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk CLARFIELD,OKON,SALOMONE & PINCUS, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Australian Avenue South,Suite 730 West Palm Beach,FL 33401 Telephone:(561) 713-1400 October 2,9,2013 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 84184 dcs October 2,9,2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.11000802GCAXSX WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JEFFERY LEROY THOMPSON A/K/A JEFFERY L.THOMPSON,et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 3,BLOCK 263,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 71,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:2422 Island Drive,Sebring,FL 33872 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on October 23,2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155CLASSFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTS CALL THE NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED 314-9876

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Page A10News-SunWednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000614 DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY. Plaintiff, vs. SHOWANDA M.ADAMS,ET AL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,OR AGAINST, SAMUEL STEWART,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: LOT 1 TO 4,INCLUSIVE,BLOCK 33,UNIT NUMBER F,AVON PARK LAKES,RED HILL FARMS ADDITION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 49 TO 55,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 2805 W LAREDO RD,AVON PARK, FL 33825-8581 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 November 5,2013 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 25th day of September,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk A lbertelli Law P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 JR-016910F01 **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 assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court A dministrator,(863)534-4690,within two (2) working days of your 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. October 2,9,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-394 Division:Estrada IN RE:ESTATE OF MARVIN F.SCHULER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARVIN F.SCHULER,deceased,whose date of death was February 18,2013,and whose social security number is X XX-XX-4807,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 25,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Mark J.Schuler N5501 Willow Road Plymouth,Wisconsin 53073 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Nicholas G.Schommer A ttorney For Personal Representatives Florida Bar No.221090 Email:ngspa@embarqmail.com or tinasharpe_la w@yahoo.com 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Phone:863-385-5139 Fax:863-385-2566 September 25; October 2,2013 notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 25,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Carol Zuelene Kesterson 13600 S.Jefferson Ave. Lake Placid,Florida 33852 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Pamela T.Karlson Florida Bar Number:0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863)465-5033 Fax:(863) 465-6022 E-Mail:pam@karlsonlaw.com September 25; October 2,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 2, 2013Page A11 EXERCISE BIKENordic Track Intermix Acoustic. Like new. Originally $450. Will sell for $250. Call 863-381-1867. 8150 Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING COUNTRYESTATES MOVING SALE Fri. 10/4 & Sat. 10/5, 7am-2pm, 725 Porsche Ave. Furn., tv's, entertainment center, large variety. SEBRING -SPRING LAKE 457 Duane Palmer Blvd. Thurs. 10/3 Sat. 10/5, 8am. Typewriter, luggage carrier, technology items, tools, golf clubs, glassware, linens, kitchen items, misc. A little bit o f everything! AVON PARK* MULTI FAMILY 31 E Charles St., Sat & Sun, Oct 5 & 6, 8am 3pm. Furn., Clothing, Tools, Pet Supplies, Collectibles, Household Items. Too Much To List! AVON PARK* BIG YARD SALE! 114 E. Wolf St, Fri & Sat, Oct 4 & 5, 8-? Furniture, Household Items, Clothing & Shoes, (childrens adults). Too Much To List! 7320Garage &Yard SalesCANVAS PAINTINGS(2), 26 X 24 & 24 X 36. Pastel Ocean & Lighthouse. Framed. $40. Both Call 863-385-0000 7310Bargain BuysBARBER CHAIRS(3), 3 Hairstyling Chairs & Equipment. Best Offer. 863-453-0392. 7300MiscellaneousBEAUTIFUL -Solid Cherry dresser, Hide-a-bed, Couch & Loveseat Set, End tables & Coffee tables ( Glass), 2 pc. Dining Set, Lamps, etc! Call 863-453-0392 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseWISH TORENT A COMPLETELY FURNISHED HOME in Lake Placid area for January March 2014. Call 765-505-0305 6650Wanted to Rent SEBRING 3/2/2,EXECUTIVE HOME. New construction. 10' ceilings, stainless steel appl. including dishwasher & built in microwave, tile & wood floors. Most pets ok. 7524 Sun In Lake Blvd. $850/mo.+ $400 sec. RENTED! SEBRING 3/2Carva Hills. Central Air/Heat. Nice neighborhood. Large yard. Small Pets ok. $700./mo. + sec. 941-748-2184 SEBRING -3BR, 1BA, Fenced yard All appliances, C/H/A. 1120 Edgemoor Ave. Near Woodlawn Elem. School. $200 Walmart gift card. $595/mo. Call 863-682-3699 SEBRING -4BR, 2BA, 2 Car Gar., CHA, All Appliances, Fenced Yard, Lg. Screeden Porch. 1 yr. lease $1050./mo. 3606 Peugeot St. 863-458-0867 6300Unfurnished HousesAVON PARKLAKES Quiet neighborhood. No pets. $650/month. $500/security. 863-257-0726 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING *DINNER LAKE AREA 2BR, 1 1/2 BA, Apartments for Rent. Large rooms, Fresh paint & Tile, Includes water. $550/mo. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 BEAUTIFULAPTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-381-1861 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING DUPLEX.CUTE 2/1, Tile floors, W/D Hook up, fenced yard, most pets ok. $550/mo.+$300 security. 1926 Theodore. Call RENTED!!! SEBRING 2/1 Nice, Large, Newly remodeled, $500/mo.+ $500. sec. dep. 2202 Whiteman Ave. & 2019 Whiteman Ave. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. PLACID LAKESNice, Lg. split plan, 2BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, screen porch, fenced yard. Near Golf. Water incl. $550 mo. Excel. Cond. 954-695-8348 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq. ft. 12K OFF! John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes SURVEY INSTRUMENTMAN For Local Land Surveying Co. Needs experience operating Topcon Total Station w/Recon & Trimble GPS. Apply in person w/resume at 16 North Lake Ave. Avon Park located on the Lake Ave. side of Hotel Jacaranda. 863-453-4113. SUNSHINE P A YDA Y LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 863-678-2170 SHOP SUPERVISOR/MECHANIC to work on farm/ ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, fleet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills needed. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 SEBRING YARDWORK 3 hrs. every other week. $10/hr. Call 863-471-0974 SEBRING BLOODBANK SUPERVISOR: To handle operations of Clinical Laboratory. Send resume to Highlands Regional Medical Center. Attn: John Ware, 3600 South Highlands Ave., Sebring Fl. 33870 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. 2100Help WantedROYAL 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 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 info@preferredtouchcare.com 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 hr@rcavonpark.com or apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 453-6674/ EOE/MF/DFWP P/T CHURCHFINANCIAL secretary needed. Must have experience in Excel, Microsoft Word, with a knowledge of Quick Books. Call 453-6681 for details. COORDINATOR POSITIONS ESOL (FT) RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION (FT) Open until filled. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position postings. 863-784-7132 EA/EO CONTRACTOR/REMODELER NEEDSassistant w/valid drivers license, reliable transportation van preferred, tools/experience helpful. 863-253-3034, 863-414-7535. CERTIFIED DIETARYMANAGER Progressive long-term care facility is seeking a Full Time CDM. Strong working knowledge of long-term care documentation required. Excellent pay and benefits available. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL. (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFW. BUILDING MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (FT) Application deadline: 10/3/13. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK 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:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100 Announcements************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. DEBBIE MASSALINE; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 6th day of November, 2013. Dated this 23rd day of August,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk October 2,9,16,23,2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000112TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK,CUSTODIAN FOR TRC-SPE,LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:9308 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-21-34-29-080-0050-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1 BLOCK 5 LUCAS LAKES ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 55 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000111TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK,CUSTODIAN FOR TRC-SPE,LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:13579 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-22-37-30-040-0200-0170 Description of Property: LOT 17 BLOCK 20 SUN N LAKES ESTATES SUBDIVISION SECTION 4,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 34 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: JAVIER LAZANO; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 6th day of November, 2013. Dated this 26th day of August,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk October 2,9,16,23,2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000109TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that SCOTT DURBAN CROSS COUNTRY AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11328 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2011 Tax ID:C-20-36-30-030-0120-0060 Description of Property: LOT 6 BLOCK 12 HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SUBDIVISION,SECTION C,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 69 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: MARY DANNER; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 16th day of October, 2013. Dated this 13th day of August,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk September 11,18,25; October 2,2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals PUBLIC AUCTION:OCTOBER 18,2013 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION:AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST.AVON PARK,FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 2000 FORD 1FTRX17W6YKB27127 October 2,2013 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION A CCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORA GE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORA GE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK,395 CR 17A WEST, A VON PARK,FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF TO AN AUCTIONEER ON OCTOBER 15, 2013 AT 10:00 AM.ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Kortney Wright 110 Caitlin Choquette 255 Calvin Crowell II 339 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORDS LIEN MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS,UNDER FLORIDA LAW, A LL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. September 25; October 2,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.13-361-PC Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF ROBERT L.FLETCHER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT L.FLETCHER,deceased,whose date of death was June 11,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 25,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Douglas L.Fletcher 425 Ed Carter Street Avon Park,Florida 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ James V.Lobozzo Jr. James V.Lobozzo,Jr.,Esq. A ttorney for Douglas L.Fletcher Florida Bar Number:274178 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S.Ridgewood Drive Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 471-0751 E-Mail:jvlpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail:jlobozzo@mllaw.net September 25; October 2,2013 1050LegalsWATCH FOR THE DISCOVER MAGAZINE IN THE NEWS-SUN COMING IN OCTOBER***PLEASE USE FILLER****************AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032681 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032682

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was a non-district M onday for Lake Placid voll eyball, but the result was q uite similar to their district c onquests as the Dragons s wept past Lake Wales on the r oad. After the Lady Highlanders k ept it close in the early g oing of the opening set, with t he score at 4-3, Lake Placid w ent on two big runs to e xtend the lead to 20-11. Alate flurry by Lake Wales c ouldnt dent the margin, and t he Dragons took it 25-16 b ehind five kills from B reauna Corley and three s ervice aces from Jacalyn B aldwin. There was little drama in t he second set as well, with L ake Placid jumping out to a 6 -2 lead. From there it went to 9-4, 1 1-6 and 15-10 before the D ragons began to pull away a nd duplicate the first-set m argin for another 25-16 w in. Corley had another five k ills while setter Andrea B arajas handed out 14 assists. The back line came up big i n the set as well, with J oanna Sanchez getting six d igs, Mary Grace Bates five a nd Rachel Alejandro three. It then looked like the third s et would be the most domin ant one of the night for the v isitors as Lake Placid roared o ut to a 10-2 lead. But the Highlanders began t o creep back into it, cutting t he lead to 17-11 and 19-13. The Dragons made a short surge to get it to 24-15, before the Highlanders scored three in a row to delay the winning point. But that point came soon enough to close out the 25-18 win. Baldwin stepped up offensively with three kills, and Bates added seven digs to her match high 17 for the night. Corley and Baldwin lead the team in kills for the N ews-Sun Wednesday, Otober 1, 2013 BSection Sports D ISTRICT S POTLIGHT (through Preseason)D ISTRICT 11-6A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Sebring0-03-17036 Lake Gibson0-02-112248 Lake Region0-03-293 150 Winter Haven0-03-2130 112 Last Weeks Scores Lake Region 26,Mulberry 19 Lake Gibson 42,Palmetto 3 Kathleen 21,Winter Haven 14 Idle: Sebring This Weeks Games Sebring vs.Lake Region,7 p.m. Lake Gibson vs.Winter Haven,7 p.m. Idle: Lake Gibson D ISTRICT 6-4A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Clewiston0-03-111147 Lake Placid0-02-26399 LaBelle0-01-4104 186 Avon Park0-0 0-5 33 183 Last Weeks Scores Lake Placid 14,Poinciana 6 Lakeland Christian 49,Avon Park 14 Bishop Verot 21,LaBelle 20 Clewiston 21,Dade Christian 6 This Weeks Games Lake Placid vs.LaBelle,7 p.m. Avon Park vs.Clewiston,7 p.m. Class 8A 1.Manatee (14)5-01581 2.Miramar (1)5-01412 3.Apopka (1)5-11283 4.Dr.Phillips5-01066 5.Fort Pierce Central4-0847 6.South Dade5-0838 7.Vero Beach4-0619 8.Lake Mary4-04210 9.Plant 3-1-1294 10.West Orange5-028NR Others receiving votes: Deerfield Beach 8,Oviedo 7,Charles Flanagan 3, First Coast 1,Park Vista Community 1. Class 7A 1.St.Thomas Aqnas (11)3-11501 2.Dwyer (4)5-01452 3.East Lake5-01303 4.Sickles 4-01064 5.Lakeland5-0985 6.Fleming Island5-0687 7.Niceville (1)5-0679 8.Fletcher3-1468 9.Lincoln 3-2226 10.Kissimmee Osceola3-21210 (tie)Viera3-212NR Others receiving votes: Plantation 7, Port Charlotte 6,Pinellas Park 3,Plant City 3,Kathleen 3,Tampa Bay Tech 2. Class 6A Miami Central (12)3-11551 2.Columbia (2)5-01392 3.Armwood (2)5-01383 4.Heritage5-0936 5.Venice 4-1698 6.Jefferson3-1624 7.Largo 4-1607 8.Hallandale5-0509 9.Mainland4-1455 10.Citrus 4-017NR Others receiving votes: Naples 16, Seabreeze 9,Lake Gibson 8,Bayside 6,Ed White 5,Miami Carol City 5,Miami Northwestern 1,Escambia 1,Gainesville 1. Class 5A 1.Miami Jackson (12)3-11451 2.West Florida (1)4-01422 3.Pensacola Catholic5-01203 4.Godby (2)3-11044 5.Plant Amer Heritage4-1886 6.Wakulla 5-0765 7.Merritt Island (1)5-0757 8.Cardinal Gibbons5-0588 9.Rickards4-027NR 10.Bishop Kenny3-02510 Others receiving votes: South Sumter 13, Palm Bay 5,Bishop Moore 1,Lakewood 1. Class 4A 1.Miami Washington (16)5-01601 2.Ft Lauderdale Unive5-01442 3.Cocoa 3-11223 4.Raines 3-1965 5.Gulliver Prep5-0934 Others receiving votes: Bolles School 25. Class 3A 1.Trinity Christ-Jax (16)4-01601 2.Tampa Catholic4-11422 3.Clearwater Cent Cath4-11194 4.Delray Amer Heritage3-2665 5.Ocala Trinity Catholic3-2463 Others receiving votes: Lakeland Christian 44,Melbourne Central Catholic 17,King's Academy 14,Fort Meade 13, Frostproof 7,Trinity Prep 6,Westminster Christian 6. Class 2A 1.N.Florida Christ (15)4-01582 2.Champagnat Catholic5-01403 3.Warner Christian4-11224 4.University Christian (1)3-21041 5.Glades Day5-0805 Others receiving votes : First Baptist 36. Class 1A 1.Union County (14)5-01551 2.Blountstown (2)5-01452 3.Dixie County3-01084 4.Lafayette4-01043 5.Chiefland5-084NR Others receiving votes: Liberty County 18,Chipley 14,Trenton 12Chipley 28, Chiefland 19,Northview 8,Williston 6. F LORIDA P REP S T A TE P OLLS Courtesy pho to Griffin Chynoweth swimming the 100-meter breaststroke at the Winter Haven Stingrays, Get Rowdy and Race Short Course Swim Meet. Courtesy pho to Damian Foster comes down the stretch Saturday at the Seffner Christian Invitational in Brandon. Courtesy photo Lake Placid golfer Jenna Blount and Lady Dragon coach Jon Million were featured guests on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, Sept. 28. The show airs each Saturday immediately following the Noon News on WETK 730-AM. Special to the News-SunWINTER HAVEN The Highlands Hurricanes Swim Team (HHST) and Lake Placid Aquatics (LPA) competed in the Winter Haven Stingrays, Get Rowdy and Race Short Course Swim Meet. The meet was held at the Rowdy Gaines Olympic Pool, at the Chain of Lakes Recreational Complex, in Winter Haven, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 20-22, with 30 teams competing. There were 603 swimmers overall, HHSThad 13 swimmers and LPAhad seven swimmers competing in the meet. The ages of the local swimmers competing at the swim meet were from 7 to 14. HHSTplaced 15th in the overall team competition. Having the big day for the Hurricanes was 13-year old Griffin Chynoweth who had five top-10 finishes. He took ninth in both the 200 IM and 500 Free, while nabbing a sixth in the 400 IM and two seconds, in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke. Peyton Ming, in the Boys 11-12, had a seventh in the 50 Fly and sixths in the 50 Back, 100 Fly and 100 Back. Twelve-year old Seth Moon of Lake Placid had three top10s for Highlands, finishing seventh in the 50 Breast, eighth in the 100 Fly and 9th in the 100 Breas t. Mason Million, in the Boys 13-14, had an eighth-place fini sh in the 200 Back and Sophia Kogelschatz had a 10th in the 10 0 Free among the Girls 8-and-Under. The Hurricanes also placed 10th in the Girls 10-Under 200 Free relay as Brooke Moon, Kogelschatz, Allie Collier and Leila Henry swam it in 4:14.50.Hurricanes hustle at Winter HavenLady Dragon tee time Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Andrea Barajas dished out 32 assists in Lake Placids Monday night win at Lake Wales. Special to the News-SunBRANDON The Blue Streak boys cross country team headed up into Tampa territory Saturday to take part in the Seffner Christian Invitational in Brandon. In a deep field that included 24 teams, Sebring did itself proud with an overall group of finishes that put them in sixth place. Points are tallied by taking the top five runners finishes and adding them up. And it was the Fosters leading the way for the Streaks, as Eric took sixth overall with a time of 17:34, and Damian finishing 13th in and even 18:00. Wesley Koning was just 26 seconds and 13 places behind to finish 26th with Andrew Riveria coming in at 19:37 for 54th. Tim Koning was only 12 seconds behind Riveria, but with the grouping so tight at this stage, those 12 seconds meant 11 places as he took 65th. Lucas High, at 20:00, and Sau l Marentes (21:23) also finished the race for Sebring, but out of the top five scoring places. As of today we are seeded second in districts by two points, but my guys havent reached the ir potential yet, head coach Jayson Bass said. I feel really good about our chances of winning di stricts and then getting ready for regionals where we have a good shot at state. The guys are a really close group and that is what it takes to get to the next level. This week we are training hard since we arent racing and I plan to work on a little bit of pack running to try and close the gap between runners 2-5. After all the hard work this week, the team will then head to Orlando for the Disney Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 12.Sebring shines at SeffnerLady Green Dragons handle HighlandersSee LP, Page B4 NASCAR This WeekP AGE B 3

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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 www.habitathighlands.org Contact Habitat for Humanity at 385-7156 for more information. Email team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org.Excel 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 crawford@xcelvolleyball.net.Rally 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 eight-game match will be played with a different partner against different opponents. In addition to fun tennis, participants will receive goodie bags, have opportunities to win prizes and drawings, and receive 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 judypaddock@gmail.com or 425-2143996. Please preregister by October 21.Sebring Elks GolfSEBRING The Sebring Elks 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 jacknjudy33872@gmail.com 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 www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp? rI D=481355. Entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for K-12 students, through Friday, Sept. 27, $25 on race day. All proceeds go to benefit the Green Dragon Boys and Girls Cross Country teams. Awards will go to the top two 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 morgans@highlands.k12.fl.uLP Baseball/SoftballLAKEPLACID Lake Plac id Youth Baseball and Softball a re holding their Annual Meeting o n Oct. 16th @ 6:00 PM at the La ke June Sports Complex, upstairs in the board room. Any interest ed coaches and parents are invited to attend. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB x-Boston9765.599 y-Tampa Bay9271.5645.5 Baltimore8577.52512 New York8577.52512 Toronto7488.45723 Central Division WLPctGB x-Detroit9369.574 y-Cleveland9270.5681 Kansas City8676.5317 Minnesota6696.40727 Chicago6399.38930 West Division WLPctGB x-Oakland9666.593 Texas 9172.5585.5 Los Angeles7884.48118 Seattle 7191.43825 Houston51111.31545 x-clinched division y-clinched wild card ___ Sundays Games Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 6 Miami 1, Detroit 0 Baltimore 7, Boston 6 Cleveland 5, Minnesota 1 Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 1 N.Y. Yankees 5, Houston 1, 14 innings Texas 6, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 9, Seattle 0 Mondays Games Tampa Bay 5, Texas 2 End of Regular SeasonLEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cabrera, DET555103193.348 Mauer, MIN44562144.324 Trout, LAA589109190.323 A. Beltre, TEX63188199.315 Cano, NYY60581190.314 HOME RUNS Davis, BAL 53 Cabrera, DET44 Encarnacion, TOR36 Dunn, CHW 34 Trumbo, LAA34 RUNS BATTED IN Davis, BAL 138 Cabrera, DET137 Jones, BAL 108 Cano, NYY 107 Fielder, DET106 WON-LOST Scherzer, DET21-3 Colon, OAK18-6 Moore, TB 17-4 Wilson, LAA17-7 Tillman, BAL16-7 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Sanchez, DET2.57 Colon, OAK2.65 Iwakuma, SEA2.66 Darvish, TEX2.83 Scherzer, DET2.90 SAVES J. Johnson, BAL50 Holland, KC 47 Rivera, NYY 44 Nathan, TEX 43 Reed, CHW 40NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB x-Atlanta9666.593 Washington8676.53110 New York7488.45722 Philadelphia7389.45123 Miami 62100.38334 Central Division WLPctGB x-St. Louis9765.599 y-Pittsburgh9468.5803 y-Cincinnati9072.5567 Milwaukee7488.45723 Chicago6696.40731 West Division WLPctGB x-Los Angeles9270.568 Arizona 8181.50011 San Diego7686.46916 San Francisco7686.46916 Colorado7488.45718 x-clinched division y-clinched wild card ___ Sundays Games Miami 1, Detroit 0 N.Y. Mets 3, Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 2 Atlanta 12, Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 4, Chicago Cubs 0 San Francisco 7, San Diego 6 Colorado 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Arizona 3, Washington 2 End of Regular SeasonLEAGUELEADERSBATTING ABRHBA Cuddyer, COL48974162.331 C. Johnson, ATL51454165.321 Freeman, ATL55189176.319 Molina, STL50568161.319 Carpenter, STL626126199.318 HOME RUNS Goldschmidt, ARI36 Alvarez, PIT 36 Bruce, CIN 30 3 tied with 27 RUNS BATTED IN Goldschmidt, ARI125 Freeman, ATL109 Bruce, CIN 109 Phillips, CIN103 Gonzalez, LAD100 Alvarez, PIT100 WON-LOST Wainwright, STL19-9 Zimmermann, WAS19-9 De La Rosa, COL16-6 Liriano, PIT16-8 Kershaw, LAD16-9 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Kershaw, LAD1.83 Fernandez, MIA2.19 Harvey, NYM2.27 Greinke, LAD2.63 Bumgarner, SF2.77 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL50 Soriano, WAS43 Chapman, CIN38 Romo, SF 38 Mujica, STL 37 MLB Playoffs All Times EDT WILD CARD Both games televised by TBS Tuesday: NL: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late Wednesday: AL: Tampa Bay (Cobb 113) at Cleveland (Salazar 2-3), 8:07 p.m. DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston vs. Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner Friday, Oct. 4: Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Boston, 3:07 p.m. (TBS) Saturday, Oct. 5: Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Boston, 5:37 p.m. (TBS) Monday, Oct. 7: Boston at ClevelandTampa Bay winner x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston at ClevelandTampa Bay winner x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Boston Oakland vs. Detroit Friday, Oct. 4: Detroit at Oakland, 9:37 p.m. (TBS) Saturday, Oct. 5: Detroit at Oakland, 9:07 p.m. (TBS) Monday, Oct. 7: Oakland at Detroit x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Oakland at Detroit x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit at Oakland NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis vs. Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner Thursday, Oct. 3: Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner at St. Louis, 5:07 p.m. (TBS) Friday, Oct. 4: Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner at St. Louis, 1:07 p.m. (MLB) Sunday, Oct. 6: St. Louis at CincinnatiPittsburgh winner x-Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis at Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner x-Wednesday Oct. 9: CincinnatiPittsburgh winner at St. Louis Atlanta vs. Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 3: Los Angeles at Atlanta, 8:37 p.m. (TBS) Friday, Oct. 4: Los Angeles at Atlanta, 6:07 p.m. (TBS) Sunday, Oct. 6: Atlanta at Los Angeles x-Monday, Oct. 7: Atlanta at Los Angeles x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Los Angeles at Atlanta LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUE All games televised by Fox Saturday, Oct. 12: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Oakland-Detroit winner Sunday, Oct. 13: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Oakland-Detroit winner Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner or Oakland-Detroit winner at Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner Wednesday, Oct. 16: Boston at Oakland-Detroit winner or OaklandDetroit winner at Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner or Oakland-Detroit winner at Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Oakland-Detroit winner x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Cleveland-Tampa Bay winner at Oakland-Detroit winner NATIONAL LEAGUE All games televised by TBS Friday, Oct. 11: Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at St. Louis or CincinnatiPittsburgh winner at Atlanta-Los Angeles winner Saturday, Oct. 12: Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at St. Louis or CincinnatiPittsburgh winner at Atlanta-Los Angeles winner Monday, Oct. 14: St. Louis at AtlantaLos Angeles winner or Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis at AtlantaLos Angeles winner or Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Atlanta-Los Angeles winner or AtlantaLos Angeles winner at CincinnatiPittsburgh winner x-Friday, Oct. 18: Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at St. Louis or CincinnatiPittsburgh winner at Atlanta-Los Angeles winner x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at St. Louis or Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner at AtlantaLos Angeles winnerWORLD SERIES(Best-of-7) All games televised by Fox Wednesday, Oct. 23: at AL Thursday, Oct. 24: at AL Saturday, Oct. 26: at NL Sunday, Oct. 27: at NL x-Monday, Oct. 28: at NL x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: at AL x-Thursday, Oct. 31: at ALAMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England4001.0008957 Miami310.7509191 N.Y. Jets220.5006888 Buffalo220.5008893 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis310.75010551 Tennessee310.7509869 Houston220.50090105 Jacksonville040.00031129 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore220.5009187 Cleveland220.5006470 Cincinnati220.5008181 Pittsburgh040.00069110 West WLTPctPFPA Denver4001.00017991 Kansas City4001.00010241 San Diego220.500108102 Oakland130.2507191NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas220.50010485 Philadelphia130.25099138 Washington130.25091112 N.Y. Giants040.00061146 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans4001.00010855 Carolina120.3336836 Atlanta130.25094104 Tampa Bay040.0004470 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit310.750122101 Chicago310.750127114 Green Bay120.3339688 Minnesota130.250115123 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle4001.00010947 San Francisco220.5007995 Arizona220.5006989 St. Louis130.25069121 ___ Sundays Games Kansas City 31, N.Y. Giants 7 Seattle 23, Houston 20, OT Buffalo 23, Baltimore 20 Arizona 13, Tampa Bay 10 Indianapolis 37, Jacksonville 3 Cleveland 17, Cincinnati 6 Detroit 40, Chicago 32 Minnesota 34, Pittsburgh 27 Tennessee 38, N.Y. Jets 13 Washington 24, Oakland 14 San Diego 30, Dallas 21 Denver 52, Philadelphia 20 New England 30, Atlanta 23 Open: Carolina, Green Bay Mondays Game New Orleans 38, Miami 17 (x-if necessary)CONFERENCE FINALS(Best-of-3) EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta 2, Indiana 0 Thursday: Atlanta 84, Indiana 79 Sunday: Atlanta 67, Indiana 53 WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota 2, Phoenix 0 Thursday: Minnesota 85, Phoenix 62 Sunday: Minnesota 72, Phoenix 65FINALSSunday, Oct. 6: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.BASEBALLMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLPromoted executive vice president for economics and league affairs Rob Manfred to chief operating officer. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOXAssigned C Miguel Gonzalez outright to Charlotte (IL). MINNESOTA TWINSAgreed to terms with manager Ron Gardenhire on a two-year contract. TEXAS RANGERSReinstated OF Nelson Cruz from the restricted list. Designated OF Joey Butler for assignment. National League CHICAGO CUBSFired manager Dale Sveum. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with manager Terry Collins on a twoyear contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESAnnounced the contract of pitching coach Rich Dubee will not be renewed. Named Paul Fournier strength and conditioning coordinator. SAN DIEGO PADRESReinstated SS Everth Cabrera from the restricted list. Designated C Chris Robinson for assignment.FOOTBALLNational Football League GREEN BAY PACKERSSigned RB Michael Hill from the practice squad and WR Reggie Dunn to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSSigned FB Robert Hughes. Released WR Griff Whalen. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSSigned G Jacques McClendon and QB Ricky Stanzi. Released WRs Jeremy Ebert and Tobais Palmer. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: JV Football at Ft.Meade,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Cross Country at Moore Haven Bridge Run, 4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.LaBelle,7:30 p.m. Sebring 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. FRIDAY: Football vs.Lake Region,7 p.m. SFSC TODAY: 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 THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Clewiston,7 p.m. N H L T H U R S D A Y 7 p m Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . S U N C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L T H U R S D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Texas at Iowa State. . . . . . . . . E S P N M L B W E D N E S D A Y 8 p m American League Wild Card Game . . . 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Female Open Winner PlaceNameAgeTime 1Regan Davenport4021:40.4 Female Masters Winner 1Becky Troutman4024:12.4 Male Open Winner 1Sean Brown4019:16.5 Male Masters Winner 1Darryl Wirick4320:19.6 Female 10 and under 1Kinsley White724:46.8 2Shayla Cox1026:18.5 3Abby Green831:30.5 4Karis Register1031:39.3 5Madyson D'Espies1032:41.0 6Kassidy Caputo934:17.4 7Emma Rowe936:35.2 8Kaylee Grigsby337:09.7 9Katie Summers938:42.2 10Bria Barrera839:12.9 11Rowan Moulds940:56.0 12Karly Ann Raulerson842:21.6 13Lindsay Sapp1042:30.4 14Lilly Byrd844:32.1 15Aynsley Davis945:33.4 16Reagan Taylor645:36.1 17Naomi Cox947:18.5 18Lowyn Harrison749:26.3 19Greer Smoak849:35.4 20Hannah Deyoung949:40.9 21Bailey Clark1049:44.0 Female 11 to 14 1Savannah Oldfield1425:47.5 2Keelan Bevis1126:48.7 3Emily Browner1328:24.5 4Denni Sanders1130:22.2 5Leah Moore1430:52.2 6Madeline Whitney1231:08.7 7Hannah Edwards1132:28.9 8Sophia Tauchen1435:15.6 9Faith Zahn1135:33.2 10Lyndsay Rigdon1335:54.9 11Gracie Smoak1335:58.5 12Maddie Wilson1435:58.5 13Kylie Caputo1138:07.5 14Eli Howard1144:39.1 15Madison Koukos1348:18.2 16Jayma Waller1248:18.8 17Juliana Bogaert1149:05.2 18Brooke Clark1349:19.6 19Abigail Shoffner1150:32.0 20Sophia Sigrist1151:33.0 Female 15 to 18 1Gabby Perez1626:14.4 2Julia Van Fleet1526:38.7 3Nicole Moore1727:07.5 4Maria Gonzalez1728:50.0 5Dominique Juliano1730:19.8 6Ashley Royce1631:49.2 7Brittany Day1834:45.2 8Elizabeth Tauchen1537:02.0 9Julie Sharpe1739:29.8 10Lecy Martinez1540:10.4 11Cassandra Hare1540:53.8 12Savanna Edwards1540:54.0 13Alexandrea Hornick1640:54.6 14Lauren Nicolai1541:47.9 15Ashley Perdian1543:34.7 16Morgan Gibbs1543:34.7 17Makayla Abbott1544:43.3 18Alexis Battles1644:43.6 19Kelsie Jahna1845:34.9 20Baylee Jackson1845:35.1 Female 19 to 24 1Kassie Canevari1929:14.1 2Claudia Cendejas2431:34.5 3Lauren Bush2432:15.0 4Deta Waller1936:00.0 5Elke Tagesson2336:22.3 6Shana Bassett2237:06.3 7Angelica Olson2140:57.4 8Christina Wells2346:40.1 9Amanda Nicolai2248:09.1 10Megan Greer2248:09.2 11Caitlyn Moulds2251:56.3 12Lizzie Danielson2451:56.3 13Courtney Hilton2358:23.7 Female 25 to 29 1Deanne Cassels2931:15.1 2Janet Barber2932:37.5 3Vania Walters2540:03.9 4AshLee Frymier2541:21.2 5Emma Reynolds2744:09.0 6Jennifer Layport2948:14.9 7Brandie Murray2549:17.5 8Irene Gamez2749:20.6 9Sarah Rebmann2754:04.4 10Courtney Conklin2655:42.0 11Yashira Brown2955:43.1 Female 30 to 34 1Courtney Brown3128:47.4 2Holly Cameron3229:19.7 3Samantha Price3431:17.3 4Lynsee Dicks3331:31.8 5Ginny Cox3433:11.3 6Staci Braswell3333:42.3 7Erin Goudge3238:34.9 8Megan Davidson3239:16.6 9Heather Stephenson3343:44.3 10Cari Byrd3344:33.0 11Reyna Olazo3047:01.2 12Brittany Chess3150:06.1 13Erin Edmonds3250:27.4 14Sami Jo Morgan3154:04.0 15Liz Resendes3458:07.0 Female 35 to 39 1Stephanie White3624:58.5 2Misty Forsee3526:47.8 3Theresa Juliano3927:32.7 4Emily Sigrist3728:34.4 5Diorelly Marquez3629:16.0 6Jill Tyson3629:18.1 7Maria Cartagena3929:18.2 8Becky Raulerson3829:21.8 9Kristin Green3732:30.5 10Amanda Bevis3532:57.6 11Sharla Smith3938:34.2 12Kelly Dressel3739:00.4 13Becka Kampman3740:21.2 14Joy Bogaert3843:29.0 15Heidi Stephens3744:04.1 16Heidi Davis3844:05.8 17Rebecca Cox3847:18.4 18Becca Southard3647:38.2 19Chanea Turner3550:12.2 20Shauna Wortinger3650:59.5 Female 40 to 44 1Kym Smoak4326:02.2 2Jamie Brown4227:41.6 3Niki Brown4028:06.1 4Lori Little4128:58.8 5Kim Sapp4330:59.8 6Cindy Ringstaff4431:00.6 7Jennifer Deyoung4031:28.8 8Meredith Ritacco4231:29.8 9Alejandra Olson4131:38.6 10Melynda Rigdon4132:19.5 11Elvia Barajas4235:45.6 12Brandi Rankin4136:59.1 13Tanya Cannady4238:17.0 14Deanna Baucom4138:39.8 15Erin Sowards4139:09.0 16Sally Durban4240:10.4 17Jennifer McGee4447:44.3 18Tammy Vickers4448:22.7 19Diane Metz4249:18.8 20Pam Karlson4350:34.1 21Stacee Register4051:33.9 22Lynette Boley4353:25.5 Female 45 to 49 1Laura Thompson4728:12.1 2Mary Andrews4729:08.4 3Dana O'Rourke4633:05.6 4Michelle Tauchen4533:36.3 5Michele Bednosky4535:36.9 6Tonya Schmidt4838:36.1 7Valerie Moulds4540:55.2 8Melissa Reeves4545:28.6 9Joy Morgan4949:30.3 Female 50 to 54 1Lisa Foster5227:32.9 2Sheri Bates5329:23.7 3Teresa Grooms5130:15.4 4Lydia Pell5432:35.4 5Mary Hartney5035:32.5 6Julie Edwards5340:10.0 7Phyllis Beach5142:37.7 8Diane Juve5043:20.3 9Kimberly Whitworth5043:29.0 Female 55 to 59 1Debi Marine5833:07.4 2Barb Sheasley5737:56.9 3Shirley Whitsitt5838:44.6 4Madge Stewart5645:35.9 5Ramonita Pacheco5948:57.4 6Joanie Ross5649:15.8 Female 60 to 64 1Peggy Essex-Klammer6231:36.3 2Jackie Moore6337:52.9 3Jo Collier6340:56.7 4Jeri Wilson6141:25.0 5Pam Hayes6052:39.5 Female 65 to 69 1Mary Rucker6636:11.8 Female 70 to 74 1Vivian Johnson7227:07.4 2Audrey Smith7442:12.1 Male 10 and under 1Zachary VanFleet824:41.7 2Zander Durastanti824:45.0 3Cash Smoak1027:25.8 4Zach Boley1028:03.0 5Keith Sigrist928:27.2 6Landon Goodwin928:42.7 7Bud Cox829:06.7 8Carson Boley631:38.9 9Houke Queen831:51.3 10Reeve Moulds832:04.4 11Joel Smith732:22.0 12Walker Dressel1034:14.2 13Chase Grigsby935:41.7 14Cavin Turner936:06.6 15Camden Leal1036:09.4 16Tristan Davis837:00.8 17Cade Grigsby837:09.4 18Jacob Baucom837:24.1 19Kaleb Zahller737:27.3 20Joshua Baucom1038:39.6 21Evan Dressel838:59.8 22Garrison Forsee939:41.6 23Michael Byrd939:41.8 24Grant Karlson1040:09.4 25Parker Kampman840:21.2 26Lincoln Kampman640:36.3 27Zeb Raulerson942:19.2 28Tripp Clark943:43.5 29Oren Stephens843:59.4 30Finn Taylor745:33.6 31Lake Goodwin953:49.9 32Layton Harrison1057:32.5 33JohnAllen Rogers101:00:21.0 34Landon Smoak101:00:33.1 Male 11 to 14 1Dylan Branch1320:15.2 2Zackary Durastanti1220:33.2 3Scott Sigrist1420:54.3 4Austin Malcolm1124:12.7 5Alexander Bogaert1324:36.4 6Keegan White1124:42.1 7Grant Forsee1125:57.8 8Chance Smoak1126:02.6 9Hilton Teal1426:47.3 10Luke Sigrist1328:00.7 11Cade Simmons1228:01.8 12Bailey Bevis1430:17.3 13Tanner Boley1230:31.6 14Tanner Oxer1430:37.6 15Finn Losa1230:54.2 16Christopher Comito1430:57.5 17Layton Sapp1231:14.9 18Mason Hutchins1331:48.1 19Dederrian William1332:01.1 20Cole Losa1232:04.5 21Wesley Clark1332:06.8 22Kyle Edmondson1332:06.8 23Philip Sapp1332:07.8 24Chase Leblanc1233:18.0 25Gabe Smoak1334:11.3 26Miles Hatch1137:24.1 27Mason Jacobs1341:29.6 28Mitchel Coker1245:06.6 29Christian Juliano1246:47.1 30Joey Davis1348:20.3 31Zachary Abbott1451:28.9 Male 15 to 18 1Prentiss Legree1522:41.6 2Gabriel Mercer1623:47.1 3Zach Waters1523:48.2 4Cole Rankin1631:25.9 5Drakkar Goldsmith1531:34.1 6Rockie Martinez1635:38.0 7Fidel Gordon1649:15.8 Male 19 to 24 1Damyan Byrd2323:23.2 2Justin Chin2226:43.7 3Brad Perry1929:14.3 4David Hernandez2436:02.9 5Cole Garvey2336:52.1 6Dillon Popovich2144:20.0 Male 25 to 29 1Richard Flores2819:35.2 2Brent Moseur2623:33.1 3Darryl White2924:13.2 4Edgar Barajas2627:57.3 5Andrew Deierlein2535:59.3 6Austin Weed2637:32.3 7Nithin Palreddy2539:50.6 Male 30 to 34 1Mark Sevigny3233:23.2 2Jesus Garcia3134:21.3 3JD Langford3039:44.2 4Eric Ezell3042:31.5 Male 35 to 39 1Bert Cox3721:40.4 2Jacob McClelland3522:38.5 3Wade Ulrey3823:24.7 4Brian Van Fleet3924:27.6 5Chris White3524:58.3 6Bryan Price3926:01.9 7Shane White3527:48.0 8Brian Kampman3730:55.9 9Mike Bevis3632:25.9 10Frank Caputo3633:00.9 11Paul Koukos3935:57.5 12Carlton Queen3636:14.6 13Grant Rowe3636:37.7 14Bill Weindel3738:50.8 15Robbie Waters3645:13.2 16Travis Wortinger3950:59.8 Male 40 to 44 1Jason Cloud4326:04.1 2Ron Bednosky4426:07.4 3Scott Dressel4227:52.6 4Jim Metz4231:21.8 5Rob Moulds4132:04.5 6John Smoak4232:22.8 7Bill Grigsby4135:40.9 8Josh Zahller4037:29.6 9Danny Raulerson4342:25.1 10Rod Davis4345:38.4 11Fred Juliano4346:47.0 12Casey Southard4047:38.4 13Ed Smoak4251:33.4 Male 45 to 49 1Brian Gray4626:00.4 2Drew Severance4927:53.1 3Chris Goodwin4530:41.1 4Scott Harrington4830:45.8 5Mike Ritacco4530:51.7 6Sammy Telesco4533:30.6 7Louis Canevari4635:33.6 8Chuck Bunton4644:17.4 9Greg Reynolds4545:38.9 Male 50 to 54 1John Shoop5327:14.6 2Chris Beach5128:55.4 3Kenneth Edwards5332:29.1 4Charles Wilson5033:29.9 5Nelson Pacheco5436:10.7 6Milton Crenshaw5336:51.0 Male 55 to 59 1David Drach5721:52.8 2David Scanga5826:25.7 3Jimmy Pell5927:41.6 4Ray Cameron5629:02.2 5David Plank5630:06.6 6Keith Coker5645:06.7 Male 60 to 64 1Anthony DeRogatis6123:39.8 2Frank Dalto6023:58.4 3Randall Severn6026:56.7 4James Mancuso6427:57.5 5Harold Hayes6351:14.5 Male 65 to 69 1Richard Rucker6627:51.6 2Ronald Sevigny6636:28.1 3Bruce Braswell6647:55.3 Male 70 to 74 1Charles Reynolds7045:42.4 Male 75 to 79 1Harold Smith7629:30.9 Page B4News-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.co m E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.041"; 4"; Black; 10/2/13; 00032656Smoak Foundation 5K Run match with 10 and 8, respectively, while Sanchez and Bella Caraballo followed Bateslead to total 9 and 8 digs. Barajas totaled 32 assists on the night. There are still some things we need to work on as a team, but overall they had a really good night, head coach Charlotte Bauder said. Im happy with the way that they are playing as a team right now. That is going to be the deci ding factor as to how we play when we face Avon Park again. We have to play as a team and stay consistent. That key district matchup isnt until next week, and the Dragons will keep busy until then. Tuesday night they hosted district fo e Frostproof and will welcome Clewiston on Thursday. Lake Placid will then finish up the three-match homestand Monday against Hardee before traveling to Avon Park to face the Red Devils on Tuesday, Oct. 8.Continued from B1LP keeping eye toward AP Special to the News-SunSEBRING All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2013 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, between 9 a.m. and Noon at the St. Catherine Youth Center across from th e Lakeshore Mall. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of September 1, and proof of age is required at registration the morning of the event. This competition is to demonstrate the most basic of soccer skills the penalty kick. Each player will be allowed 15 penalty kicks from the penalty line, with points awarded based on which of the five zones within the goal the ball passes through. The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually, with boys and girls winners in each group progressing through local, district, and state competitions. To pre-register contact Jack McLaughlin at (863) 471-3295 or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal serv ice organization with 1.8 million members in over 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 70 millio n volunteer hours and $162 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their Church, communities, councils, Culture of Life, families and youth.KOC Youth Soccer ChallengeBy TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressPARADISE ISLAND, B ahamas Until Friday, t he Miami Heat are tradi ng the sun and sand of S outh Florida for the sun a nd sand of the Bahamas. Appearances to the c ontrary, its no vacation. The two-time defending N BAchampions will hold training camp at the Atlantis Resort until Friday, with seven practices scheduled before they take the quick 30minute flight back home to finish off preparations for the preseason. The Heat arrived Monday night. The first practice was Tuesday morning. Players say the trip is a nice perk, though no one is necessarily plotting out how much time they can spend on the resorts waterslides or beaches. Heat forward Chris Bosh likens it to being sent out of town for a conference, saying thats cool, but youre there to work.Heat head to Bahamas Dan Hoehne/News-Sun fil es Bella Caraballo and the Lady Dragons had little trouble in defeating Lake Wales Monday night.

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The A von Park Founders G arden Club held the first m eeting of their club year a t the home of Rosie L onganecker. President B etty Hannah called the m eeting to order and asked f or reports from committee c hairs. Fran Beers read t hank you note from one of t he girls that the club had s ponsored to Camp W ekiva. The front of the note c ard had a flower on it that s he made in a craft class. F ran also showed a picture o f the girls at the camp. The girls also learned to m ake friendship bracelets, w hich they are now making f or their friends. The club will decorate A von Park City Hall for C hristmas. Longanecker a nnounced that h andmade/homemade ornam ents would be used this y ear. The club will ask the b oy scouts, girl scouts and r ainbow girls to help in m aking decorations. S amples of decorations w ere shown. Decorations w ill be put up the week b efore Thanksgiving. Hannah purchased a c anopy for the club to use a t the Oktoberfest and the S pringtime on the Mall F estival. Oktoberfest will b e from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. O ct. 12. The club will be p ackaging seed to give to all who visit the booth. Members are to bring their plants to sell then. Pam Johnson has ordered petition forms for the members to sign regarding a proposal for water conservation. These will be available for people to sign at the Oktoberfest. Anita Helbig will chair the committee for the Mall Festival. Betty Scott will order the caladiums to be sold at the booth. Members voted to present Martha Williams with a life membership in the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Williams has been a member of the club for more than 20 years and served as the club treasurer for most of those years. Martha Goode brought gardening books from the Friends of the Library book store for members to look at and purchase. Amagazine article was read by Hannah regarding collection of money to support Penny Pines. This is a project of District IX of the FFGC to furnish funds to reforest areas with pine trees. Members were asked to donate to this cause. President Hannah announced the plant sale to be held at Avon park Correctional Institute on Sept. 28. Garden club members are invited to the plant nursery to see the work that the inmates have accomplished, and to purchase plants from the nursery. FFGC District IX will hold its fall meeting in Lakeland on Friday, Oct. 18. It was voted to send two members to attend this meeting. Officers and committee heads from FFGC will give reports, and information for the coming year will be distributed. At the conclusion of the meeting, refreshments were served. The members then went outside to pot plants and fill packets with seeds for the booth at the Oktoberfest. The next meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 with a program being presented on dragon fruit. Anyone interested in attending can phone 4521927 for the location. www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013Page B5 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.041"; 10.5"; Black; oct ads; 00032667 Clubs & Organizations Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID TOPS Club 632 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Lake Placid Womens Club every Monday afternoon. Weigh-in is from 3-3:45 p.m. and the one hour meeting begins at 4 p.m. The meeting last week was called to order by leader Judy OBoyle, with 15 members present. The song for the day was My Body led by Carolyn Mead. The program was presented by Debbie Luddington, who talked to us about the benefits of fiber in our daily diet. Fiber, contained in whole grains, raw vegetables, etc. adds roughage to our diets and aids in digestion, regularity and many other healthful benefits. Linda Haidle called the roll with 15 members present and the best loser of the week was Fay Nutt. Yes/yesses for the coming week are sweet potatoes and oatmeal, and the no/no is ice cream. The alphabet contest, in which the biggest loser on each team wins all the items brought in by the other team members, is gaining more interest every week. This week the letter was B and the articles were interesting and fu n. OBoyle talked about some of the dos and donts at the meetings.TOPS 632 heads to B week Courtesy photo Violet Simon, Evelyn Delk and Rosie Longanecker work on potting plants for the Avon Park Founders Garden Club booth at the Oktoberfest in Avon Park.Avon Park Founders Garden Club getting ready for Christmas Courtesy photo Lake Placid Elks Elk of the Month for September is Herman Bott.He is always doing jobs for the lodge painting, pressure cleaning, helping with repairs. He also calls Bingo (here), works Monday afternoon Euchre, and sets up a tent for the strawberry booth. Courtesy photo The sun was shining,music and dancing were incredible, food was outstanding and it was a beautiful day to be at the beach. But, Lake Placid Elks improvised. Thank you to Frank E and his great music. Lady President Vicci Grant and her husband, Exalted Ruler John Grant, enjoy some time at the lodges beach party.Lake Placid ElksNetworking breakfast Courtesy pho to Rosalynn Anderson, Andersons Animal Clinic; Lorraine Hutchins, ABM Seacoast National Bank; Nancy Davis, Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear; Sharion Hudson, All Around Septic & Sewer; and Pam Karlson, Karlson Law Group are just a few of the visitors at the Lake Placid networking breakfast on Sept. 19. More than 17 merchants participated in the event, hosted by the Lake Placid Seacoast National Bank. The breakfast is held every third Thursday of the month at Seacoast National Bank, 199 U.S. 27 North. For more information contact Wendy Larson at 465-4834. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID A r ecent program for the R otary Club of Lake P lacid was by Mulberry P harmacy,a privately o wned and family operate d pharmacy. It has been p roviding friendly service a nd custom compounded p rescriptions to Mulberry a nd its surrounding comm unities, long-term care f acilities, doctors, and vete rinarians for more than 1 00 years. Mulberry Pharmacy has a wide range of services, i ncluding: retail pharmacy, l ong-term care pharmacy, c ompounding pharmacy, d irect service pharmacy, t raining and a gift departm ent. The company delive rs to surrounding Florida c ounties and ships nationw ide as well as internat ionally. Most interestingly, Mulberry Pharmacy offers disposable pill boxes, tailored to individual needs. These pill boxes are automatically filled by stateof-the-art robots and delivered to your door. The pill boxescontain up to a fourweek supply and are labeled for convenience. They make it simple to take the right dose of the right medication at the right time. For more, visit www.mulberrypharmacy.c om. The Rotary Club of Lake Placid meets at 6:44 a.m. Wednesdays at Platters Restaurant.Services of Mulberry Pharmacy shares with Lake Placid Rotary Courtesy photo Cara Murray (from left), local sales representative for Mulberry Pharmacy, and Michelle Pittas, business developer, visited the Rotary Club of Lake Placid last week and share information about the services they offer. Introducing them was Rotarian Michelle Keim.

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Page B6News-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.co m health page; 10.25"; 16"; Black plus three; process, health page dummy; 00026399 Clubs & Organizations Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Toni S alvaggio was the speaker a t the Lake Placid Noon R otary Clubs luncheon on S ept. 26. She spoke to Rotarians a bout the Ridge Area Arc E mployment Services prov ides for qualified individu als job placement, work e xperience opportunities, e mployability skills traini ng, job coaching and foll ow along services, as n eeded. All job seekers go t hrough a screening process to determine their interests, skills, and abilities and match those to the job most suited to them. Ridge Area Arc is a non-profit charitable organization that has demonstrated excellence in providing a continuum of services for adults with developmental disabilities. They focus on promoting employment opportunities for individuals with proven abilities to become gainfully employed in their communities. This comprehensive service is offered to job seekers by providing placement and training services to meet entry level job requirements. This service is provided at no cost to the employer or employee. Referrals for employment services are received from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the school system, and private pay individuals. Salvaggio helps with job readiness skills training, knowing about the job, succeeding at their job, interview skills, how to use the Internet in their job search along with many other skills that are needed for job openings. For more information on the Ridge Area Arc contact Salvaggio at 4521295, ext. 116 or email her at tsalvaggio@ridgeareaarc.o rg.Rotarians learn about Arc Employment Services Courtesy pho to Toni Salvaggio (left), Arc Director of Employment Services, was introduced to the Lake Placid Rotary Club by upcoming president Patty McFetridge, owner of Finishing Touches, at last weeks meeting..

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Some p eople hire companies to d o landscape work on t heir property, while others p refer to do their own l andscape design and p lanting. Some people h ave landscape work done f or others to view and e njoy, while others prefer t o do landscape work for t heir own viewing pleasu re. The September Yard of t he Month award was pres ented under the last categ ory. The yard of Violet M oseley was recommende d by a friend. While M oseley prefers not to h ave her address publ ished, she invites all who k now her to visit her and v iew her beautiful yard. Ahuge triple flowering b ougainvillea grows next t o one side of the drivew ay. As you walk the p athway to the back yard o f the home, on either side o f you are pots containing c aladiums, crotons, b romeliads, begonias, port ulaca, aloe, Christmas c acti and lavender. These p ots are changed accordi ng to the season. Ahanging basket cont ains a trailing hoya. Ared m andevilla climbs up a t rellis in an area where a b ird bath and bird feeder w elcome our feathered f riends. Avery large gard enia bush provides prot ection for a pair of painte d buntings visiting the y ard. Astately magnolia w as started years ago by a ir layering a neighbors t ree. An oak tree is surr ounded by azalea bushes, b ordered by a row of hund reds of caladiums. Other p lants in the back yard i nclude impatiens, periw inkle, pentas and ti p lants. On the other side of the d riveway raffis palms, M exican petunia and a pot f illed with coleus lead to t he other side of the home w here gold mound, sago p alms and a bird of parad ise can be found. M oseley said, The nicest t hing happened to me w hen I retired having t his beautiful yard. The h ome is situated with a v iew of a lake on one side a nd view of her yard from t he three remaining sides. T here have been up to 30 s and hill cranes at a time v isiting the yard. Although the Yard of t he Month award presente d by the Avon Park F ounders Garden Club is u sually presented in an a rea where the public has a ccess, it was felt that this a mazing yard was worthy o f receiving the award. If a nyone would like to nomi nate a yard for the award, c all 452-1927. www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013Page B7 hometown biz; 8.514"; 13"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 00026397 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 10.25"; 4"; Black plus three; process, p/u 9/18/13 102562; 00032650 Moseley home chosen as AP Yard of Month Courtesy photo Martha Goode, member of the Avon Park Founders Garden Club, presents the Yard of the Month award to Violet Moseley (right). Clubs & Organizations Courtesy pho to The Aktion Club of Highlands County voted during their regular meeting on Sept. 19 on new officers for 2013-14. The newly elected officers are (front row, from left) Elizabeth Jordon, president; Jacquelyn Furry, secretary; (back row, from left) Ralph Meyers, past president; Bill Sobczak, vice president; and Gregg Ruggs, treasurer. The Aktion Club, a civic club consisting of people with disabilities, is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring.Aktion Club of Highlands County elects officers for 2013-14

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Page B8News-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.co mA niya ArguellesGabriel Arguelles Jr. and Naomi G uzman, both of Bowling Green, a nnounce the birth of a daughter, A niya Faith Arguelles, at 4:20 p.m. o n Sept. 13, 2013 at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical Center. Aniya weighed 7 pounds, 6 o unces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Greg a nd Julie Guzman III of Bowling G reen. Paternal grandparents are G abriel and Maria Arguelles Sr. of W auchula. Carson Benson Carson Allen Benson and Naudia W hitney Tucker, both of Sebring, a nnounce the birth of a son, Carson C oral Benson, at 11:03 a.m. on Sept. 2 3, 2013 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center. Carson Coral weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents are Mark a nd Kimberly Bensley of Sebring a nd James Tucker of Tennessee. P aternal grandparents are Frank and N ora Oliva of Georgia and Lyle and A lberta Benson, also of Georgia. Jaxson Carroll Donavan and Elisabeth Carroll of S ebring announce the birth of a son, J axson Donavan, at 3:17 p.m. on A ug. 30, 2013 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center. Jaxson weighed 7 pounds, 2 o unces and was 22.5 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents are T homas and Sandra Eidenberger of S ebring. Paternal grandparents are M arion Carroll and Kimberlee C arroll, both of Lake Placid. Leim Craig Michael Craig and Kayla Herrera, b oth of Zolfo Springs, announce the b irth of a son, Leim Reed Craig, at 1 2:26 p.m. on Aug. 24, 2013 at F lorida Hospital Heartland Medical C enter. Leim weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces a nd was 18.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Carl a nd Kristy Maxwell of Wauchula. P aternal grandparents are Mike C raig of Palm Bay and Sandra P arker of Frostproof. Maci Duncan Justin and Katie Duncan of Lake P lacid announce the birth of a d aughter, Maci Rose, at 11:57 a.m. o n Aug. 27, 2013 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center. Maci weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces a nd was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gary a nd Rose Sapp. Paternal grandpare nts are Jerry and Sylvia Duncan. Kiley Gilbert Chris Gilbert of Visalia, Calif. a nd Jaclin Hegarty of Sebring a nnounce the birth of a daughter, K iley Rae Gilbert, at 5:20 p.m. on A ug. 8, 2013 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical center. Kiley weighed 6 pounds, 12 o unces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Jack a nd Betty Hegarty of Sebring. P aternal grandparents are Mike and M arilyn Gilbert of Brock. Jordan Gillis Randy Gillis and Vanessa O livero, both of Sebring, announce t he birth of a son, Jordan Lane G illis, at 9:17 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2 013 at Florida Hospital Heartland M edical Center. Jordan weighed 7 pounds, 5 o unces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Carol C astillo of Sebring. Paternal grandp arents are Randy and Nadine Gillis o f Sebring. Nicholas Haislip Dale and Shannon Haislip of S ebring announce the birth of a son, N icholas Troy, at 1:14 p.m. on Aug. 2 6, 2013 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center. Nicholas weighed 5 pounds, 13 o unces and was 19.5 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents are J ohanna Souther and the late R odney Souther of Avon Park. P aternal grandparents are Arthur and Beverly Bostick, also of Avon Park.Kendall HallGerald Boyd and Jennifer Hall, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Kendall Rae Hall, at 4:13 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Kendall weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Steve Hall and Debbie McAfee, both of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Gerald and Kathy Boyd of Sebring.Sophia HensleyThomas Hensley and Wendy Fleck, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia Della Hensley, at 7:24 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Sophia weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Becky Fleck.Hunter HoffJames Edward Hoff of Sebring and Christy Ann Paiterint of Lake Placid announce the birth of a son, Hunter Cole Hoff, at 9 a.m. on Sept. 10, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Hunter weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Barbie Smith of Lake Placid. Paternal grandfather is Jim Smith of Lake Placid.Kennedy HoffnerKyle and Katie Hoffner of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Kennedy Grace, at 7:27 a.m. on Aug. 10, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Kennedy weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Danny and Karen Yarbrough of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Tammy Hoffner, also of Sebring.Belinda IbarraFelipe Salgado and Sylina Ibarra of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Belinda Salgado Ibarra, at 2:37 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Belinda weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Artemio Ibarra and Linda Sanchez. Paternal grandparents are Norrerto Salgado and Ernestina Bustos.Cyninh JohnsonAlenica Moransit of Avon Park announces the birth of a daughter, Cyninh Marieann Johnson, on Sept. 24, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Cyninh weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Anna Ross Morancy and Etidor Morancy.Alexander McNabbJames T. and Morgan McNabb of Zolfo Springs announce the birth of a son, Alexander James, at 10:56 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Alexander weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ron and Trudi Peplau of North Port. Paternal grandparents are James F. and Tammy McNabb of Zolfo Springs.Aubree NugentMark and Stephani Nugent of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Aubree Michelle, at 12:36 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2013 at Flroida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Aubree weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Rachel Wilkins of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Linda Nugent of Sebring.Hayden PrescottRobert and Trina Prescott of Lorida announce the birth of a daughter, Hayden Cooper, at 9:34 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Hayden weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Judy Cooper of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Randy Prescott and Cindy Hayden, both of Lorida.Ayden PriceRusty Wayne Price and Nicole Raychell Sanders, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Ayden Wayne Price, at 5 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Ayden weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are David and Kathy Sanders of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Jamie and Kathy Price of Lorida.Jake PritchettChad and Kari Pritchett of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Jake Roger, at 11:53 a.m. on Sept. 17, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Jake weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Roger and Susan Gurganus. Paternal grandparents are Howard and Suzanne Pritchett.Wyatt RodriguezJorge Rodriguez or Lorida and Dakota Markum of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Avery Rodriguez, at 7;50 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Wyatt weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Alan Markum of Lake Wales and Tammy Oskin of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Angel Rodriguez and Carmen Garcia, both of Vineland, N.J.Trever RolandWilliam Roland Jr. and Jaclyn Costner, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Trever Lee Roland, at 10:33 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Trever weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ryan and Kelly Knittle of Tampa. Paternal grandparents are William and Betty Roland of Wauchula.Aria StephensO.C. IVand Julissa Stephens of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Aria Della, at 7:51 a.m. on Sept. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Aria weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Hector Cortes of Puerto Rico and Aracelis Mejia of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are O.C. Stephens III of Tennessee and Dianne Tindell of Avon Park.Adlene SchwandtEdward Schwandt and Christina Bolling, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Adlene Grace Schwandt, at 2:27 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Adlene weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Donna Bolling of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Carol and Billy Tibbs of Fort Pierce and Jim and Sandy Schwandt of Sebring.Chloe VaughnJoshua and Amanda Vaughn of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Chloe Michelle, at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Chloe weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gayla and Mike Johnson of Brunswick, Ohio. Paternal grandparents are Sam and Deborah Vaughn of Stearns, Ky. Celebrations Births Mr. and Mrs. Roger Giegerich Mr. and Mrs. Roger GiegerichRoger and Sandra Giegerich will celebrate their 50th anniversary with their children and grandchildren on a Caribbean cruise. The former Sandra VanNest and Roger Giegerich were married Oct. 5, 1963 at St. Judes Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Roger spent his career in sales, and Sandra was a secretary at Prudential Financial. After many moves around the country, for the last 10 years they are residing at 135 Sunbird Square, Sebring, FL33872. Their children are Kerrie Giegerich of Christchurch, New Zealand, Lancy Giegerich and Stephanie Giegerich, both of Melbourne, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Joelonzay, Letecia, ShaHid and Nasif of Melbourne, Fla. 50th Anniversary Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Toni Stivender, principal at Lake Placid High School, has announced that Malachi McLean has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC0, which conducts the program, will be presented by Stivender to this scholastically talented senior. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2014 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered th e 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success, com mented a spokesperson for NMSC. These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accom plishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success. McLean named Commended Student by Merit Scholars CASTMATSTHEMSHA OPO RTOTHEOHALOSTAC DUNCANHANDLEWITHCARE ORNERYOILAOKOLDBAT REEDSPRESSSECRETARY SECPREGATPOMTEL STACIESRIDALIS THEFBIANNEAETHER WAVEESCGAMELAUDE CIVSOLDOUTMOBSSLIP READTHISGRIDINBRAILLE INTOOCTOORBISONEEL MEANTKENSKIAGADS ERRORSASHYACIDIC RATEDAERQUESTS CRTSAXRAIGSNHEM TOUCHTONEPHONEOPERA SCRIBEABELITSWEDES CONTACTPOISONSANTONE ACEGAHANABETGUTTER NORROSYTOROSPYS CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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LAKE PLACID The D alton Gang will be gett ing together this coming S unday, Oct. 6, at the T own Hall for a good oldf ashioned pot luck dinner f rom 4-6 p.m. If you care t o join us, bring a dish to s hareand join in the fun. We will be having m usic by Doreen on her k eyboard, playing the o ldies for our listening p leasure or, if you can f ind room, a little bit of d ancing. If you have an i nstrument, and would l ike to jam a little, come o n down.The Circle is s upplying hamto go with t he meal. We still have reservat ions available for the GoinTo The Dogs day t rip Nov. 13.Cost is only $ 38 and includes everyt hing including tips. The g roup leaves at 9:30 a.m. f rom the Town Hall in P lacid Lakes, destination t he Fort Myers/Naples D og track. We have a bus c hartered for the day. For the gals that are g oing to coupon with J oLynne Crout-Deuel, it l ooks like Oct. 27 will be a good starter session. She a dvised to clip all c oupons from this past w eekends newspaper, put t hem in a shoebox and h ave a package of e nvelopes with you.You m ay also use clear plastic b aseball card album or o ther albumonce you h ave started.Please call 4 65-4888 for further info. C lip all the coupons, not j ust the ones you use as t he extras are used for swapping. The Christmas Light C ruise & Dinner has a f ew slots available. Call 6 99-0886 for r eservations.The trip i ncludes charter bus, boat c ruise and dinner. SEBRING After an e xtended summer visit in t he north country we a re pretty well settled into o ur Sebring home r outine.We had a wond erful and busy summer w hich started by driving f rom Florida to Iowa for a v isit with Chucks sister a nd family who reside in t he Bettendorf area. We t horoughly enjoyed the t rip there as had never p reviously traveled that a rea of our beautiful c ountry. Unfortunately, it was p urely travel as my husb ands idea of a trip is S ite Ato Site B with only n ecessary stops b etween.Our ultimate d estination was central N ew York, so after a brief v isit in Iowa, we were on t he road again.Another c hange came by driving a cross the bottom of New Y ork State from Erie, Pa., u p through the beautiful F inger Lake region of N ew York state.An a bsolutely charming and g orgeous area. Grandson Jordan gradua ted from Little Falls ( N.Y.) High School June 2 2 and Grandma went i mmediately into party p lanning mode for his g radparty two weeks l ater. After residing in a 5 5-plus park for seven y ears it is an enlightening e xperience living with one m ale son, a 17-year-old g randson and a 6-year-old g randson. We did survive n early a month stay plus v isiting another son and h is family to include our f irst great-grandson Aiden who celebrated his first birthday in June. It was then time to move on to my family in northern New York State where we have a 65-foot mobile home to ourselves for our domicile; much more like normal living. Raspberries were not great this summer but rhubarb was, so I had plenty of baking experience there. We both enjoy country living so Chuck and my brother-in-law completed many projects plus were able to do some small-mouth bass fishing on the Grasse River, a tributary of the St. Lawrence. My sister was undergoing some medical problems so was thankful to be there for her. We were able to enjoy parts of a major U.S. Bass Tournament held on the St. Lawrence River and saw fishing celebrities plus their high-class fishing boats. We have lots of wildlife surrounding us there and watched several fawns, mama deer and wild turkey. It was wonderful to reunite with family but a happy day when you can return home and say, ahhh, my own bed finally. We did celebrations up north, but since we returned to the park celebrated Chucks 80th birthday with some friends at out clubhouse.It is difficult to realize we are actually in that age category but we feel very thankful Godhas blessed us with so many good years, memories and friends and still able to remain active and enjoying good health. We have to believe living in Florida is a contributing factor. While we were away, park managers Phil and Donna Beldin retired and moved to Lake Placid. We do send best wishes. We now welcome Kim and Mike King as park and sales managers.I heard many good comments via email concerning their efforts and I believe the consensus is, they are doing a great job. The Kings moved to Sebring to be near Mikes mom three years ago coming from Cadillac, Mich. They had been friends since eighth grade and two weeks after high school graduation they were married. It was apparently a good move as they have survived 33 years of marriage, two children, plus grandchildren. The Kings ran their own car detailing business in Michigan for many years. We welcome them and trust they will have an extended relationship with this park. Several folks experienced hospital stays over the summer, including Ginny Burns.We all miss Jim and Ginny, who have moved to Lake Placid. Marge Cerda has recovered from serious surgery in North Carolina and is doing very well. Marie Taylor and Bill Matsonhave new knee and hip replacements.Nancy Dubuque is recovering well from surgery. Linda Wells Grosman is recovering from a broken elbow occurring as she and Olivia finished their daily walk.Earl Quinn also endured back surgery which Earl says has enabled him to get his life back after months of severe pain. It is good to see Earl out walking and enjoying his bike again. Very best wishes to all as you fully recover and resume your normal life. Home of the Month Awards continued over the summer and we congratulate all recipients: June was Nancy and John Haag;July was Calvin and Edwina Williams; August was Mark and Becky Sims and currently Bill and Bess Wyse are displaying the honor. With all our rainy weather, we kid the Wyses of receiving the award due to their home beingwaterfront property. Congratulations to all. Sincere sympathy is extended to Dick and June Kapp on the recent death of Junes sister, Janet, in Winter Haven. I recently conversed with Marilyn White concerning the certified 5K10K race held in her hometown, Hull, Ill., in August to raise research money forParkinsons disease.This small town, population 450, has donated $10,000 from this one-day event the third year in a row.The funds are specifically pledged for research to find a cure for Parkinsons.Congratulatio ns to Marilyn, who donated two quilts she had prepared over the winter months, raising $706. Welcome back to Ruth and Harold Lee, our first snowbird arrivals. We know the influx will be commencing and we do pray for safe travel for all. We welcome Larry and Linda Hartley, who have purchased a home on Town and Country Boulevard. The Hartleys come to us from Reflections inAvon Park, originally from Caribou in northernmost Maine.Their daughter and son-in-law have been visiting from North Carolina and helping their parents with substantial renovation to their new residence.We trust they will enjoy our park as fall activities begin soon. October birthdays include:Bud Farmer, Lee Niedzielski, Ruth Deacon, Dave Cavell, Bill LaPeer, Gene Lanthrop, Jim Burns, Geri Spangler, Georgine Buswell, Hal Johnson, Ron Quesnel, Larry Trombley, Debbie Brown, Earl Buswell, Marv Crow, Jim Lewis and Richard Eade.Congratulations to all. LAKE PLACID Congratulations on your retirement, Jim. On Sept. 19, the mens pancake breakfast crew met to honor Jim Hogan for his years of service to the park and the committee. They met for lunch at the Caddy Shack. They had fun chiding Jim Hogan on his management skill or style. Agood time was had by all. The Monday morning coffee was set up and hosted by Jerry and Joan Rau. They served fancy doughnuts in honor of Jerrys birthday. Peggy Sue Teague was the emcee. We did have several people present this morning as Peggy Sue read the birthday list, which was Jim Wood, Suzzanne Bechtel and Jerry Rau. We sang our birthday greeting acapella. Our snowbirds are slowly returning and this morning it was Marcia Collier. The last part of August, Duane and Joy Dean spent two weeks in an eighth-floor condo on Marco Island. They had a large balcony where they enjoyed the sun going down casting various colors on the Gulf waters, and often coloring the western sky with various colored and many shaped clouds. Their biggest amazement was learning the history of Marco Island, dating from the Calusa Indians to the Macel brothers building condos and parks. Everywhere they looked, there were manicured lawns, bridges that led to the Gulf and plenty of places to shop. The beach had a lot of pretty shells and was a pleasure to walk. They enjoyed revisiting the Chokoloskee historic store and Everglades City, and walking a mile long hike on a pleasant boardwalk through an Everglades swamp. In August, there is very little traffic. Naples was nearby where they enjoyed the zoo, Tin City, and Rib City on their 59th wedding anniversary. Carol Noel, our Sunshine Girl, gave the illness report and asked us to sign the get well greetings for Vincent Barnard, Charlie McCubbins, Frank Turley and Fran Buero. Septembers activities are over and were starting off with a busy October. The Mens Pancake breakfast is in the clubhouse on Saturday at 8 a.m. on Oct. 5. The homeowners meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 following the ice cream social at 6 p.m. The noon carry-in will be Oct. 8 in the clubhouse. Please bring a dish to pass, your table service and enjoy the noon breakfast. The Red Hats will have their luncheon at the Watering Hole on Oct. 10. The Soup and Sandwich will be in the clubhouse on Oct. 13. This lineup is just for the first two weeks. The Tuesday Ladies Coffee was made by Judy Muise and Joan Rau brought doughnuts. Marily Cromer led the meeting. Our ladies are returning, we had 18 at the meeting. It was good to see Carol Lambert was back and we had a guest, Karen Walker. It was decided that we will now be signing up in advance to the soup and sandwich meal on Oct. 13. Groceries are just too expensive to waste food. The Halloween Party will be Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. with a baked potato bar with all the trimmings. Come in costume if possible. Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. is the first meeting of the chorus for the Christmas Follies. Come to the meeting for more information and if youre interested in singing. Jean Chittendans granddaughter, Jodi Grassman, a junior at Lake Placid High School, is active in water sports and Jodi and parents live on Lake Clay. Jodi does wake surfing and has captured first place in the USAWake Surfing National Championship earlier this summer. She practices each day and is working on the World Championship. Jean can be very proud of her granddaughter. When life takes away, something of greater value is always given in return. Michael J. Fox www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013Page B9 LAKEVIEW PHARMACY; 3.305"; 3"; Black; oct ads; 00032661 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.041"; 3"; Black; oct p/u ads; 00032665 Courtesy photo On Sept. 19 the GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club began its club year when 70 members and five guests enjoyed lunch and fellowship. Past President Joyce Bousquet spoke to the group explaining the relationship of the local club with the State Federation and the General Federation in Washington DC.Presidentelect Rose Mary Pinto (right),serving as membership chairman, presented Bernice Snoll with her 20-year pin.LP Womans Club begins year Friends & Neighbors Placid Lakes Party Line B y Susie Lee Town and Country Mobile Home Park B y Janet Day Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston NEWYORK (AP) CNN and NBC on Monday backed out o f high-profile television projects about Hillary Rodham Clinton they had been working on for months. NBC said it was pulling the plug on a planned four-hour miniseries on the Democratic former first lady and secretary of state. Hillary, which was to star Diane Lane in the fea ture role and appear before the 2016 election, was the target of external protests and internal unhappiness at NBC. Earlier Monday, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker who was making a documentary about Clinton for CNN said that he was backing out because few people would cooperate with him. The network said the film would not be produced. The Republican National Committee had protested both projects, fearing they would lionize Clinton when she might be a candidate for presiden t. The RNC said it wou ld not allow either network to air televised debates among potential GOPcandidates f or president for 2016 if the films continued. NBC Entertainmen t issued a statement say ing that after reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie and miniseries development, weve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries. The state ment gave no reason for the change, and spokesman Richard Licata did not immed iately return a call see king comment. The announcement by NBCs entertainment division this sum mer that it was makin g Hillary took people in the networks news division by surprise. They were concerned that the news division would be blamed if the entertainment series took liberties with facts or leaned too far in making a positive or a negative portrayal of Clinton. NBC News Washington correspon dents Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell mad e their unease about the miniseries public. CNN, meanwhile, had contracted with Charles Ferguson to make a documentary on Clinton. Ferguson won the 2011 Academ y Award for his documentary Inside Job, about the 2008 financial meltdown. Networks back out of Hillary projects

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Page B10News-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.co m AVON PHARMACY; 5.041"; 21.25"; Black plus three; process, buy 3 get 1 free; 00032457 biz spotlight; 5.041"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 00032641If you are currently e xpecting a baby, or if you h ave a baby gettingready t o start on solid foods, h ow I envy you. You have t he chance toraise an o rganic, Part-Time Paleo b aby. How fortunate you a re. When you give birth to a healthy little human, you d ont have to feedthat c hild cereals, as the conv entional wisdom in pare nting bookswould lead u s to believe. The majority of those b oxed baby cereals cont ain GMOS, u nnecessarystarches and s ugars. And you can find o rganic varieties but they a requite overpriced. Why not start your baby o ff with whole foods, right f rom the startinggate? A vocado, banana and s weet potatoes are wond erful foods to startbaby w ith. Eventually, treat b aby to egg yolks (from f ree range eggsplease), s almon (wild caught pacifi c) and liver (from grassf edanimals). Hey, if you i ntroduce liver early e nough, maybe it wont o neday evoke a gagging r eflex Every food at the baby s tage is a new and exciting t aste experience,so dont s hy away from introducing f oods typically believed to b enon-kid. Kale is fine. I know what youre t hinking ... But I dont h ave time to make baby f ood! I dont buy it. Make b abys food at the same t ime youre preparing t herest of the familys m eals. Make some extra sweet potato and puree itfor your bambino. Anytime you cook veggies, save a portion for babyand pop it in the freezer. It might seem like a lot of work, but itsreally just a matter of pureeing those foods the rest of the family iseating. We also now believe that its fine to introduce meat as early as sixmonths, and to offer it frequently. Offering meats early gives yourlittle one some much-needed iron, protein and other key nutrients. Serve baby a bit of meat, veggies and fruit with each meal. Game meatis a great starter meat for baby, so save some ground bison to servewith Juniors sweet potato and pea puree. Mmm! Obviously you cantgive the child a T-Bone steak, but you can offer very softened meatthats been poached, stewed or boiled. There is no comparison when it comes to mincing your own meat for yourlittle one and to those awful jars of pureed turkey. Yuck. If you wantto give baby a delicious first taste of meat, try cooking some beef orturkey in the slow cooker with some of her favorite veggies. Instead of buying those awful boxed snackfoods for baby, freeze fruitin ice cube trays and use one of those mesh baby feeders to allowlittle one a fun and delicious healthy snack. Offer roasted marrowbones to chew on when its teething time. Whole foods are so muchbetter than the packaged stuff. I hope youll consider making your own Paleo food for your littlecaveman baby. Youll be avoiding GMOs and allergens, and youll befortifying your baby with minerals and vitamins, giving him or her atremendously strong foundation in life. Were starting a 30 Day Paleo Challenge so if youve been thinkingabout trying the Paleo lifestyle, there couldnt be a better time. Click here to join. http://savingdinner.com/sal e/paleochallenge/ Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com.Raising a Paleo baby Food Dinner Diva Leanne ElyAssociated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Insults d ished out by food critic Anthony B ourdain on an episode of CNNs Parts U nknown have stirred up outrage in N ew Mexico and now he acknowle dges that he was wrong. The sharp-tongued chef and writer l ashed into the World Famous Frito p ies sold at Santa Fes Five & Dime G eneral Stores snack bar. The store is a t ourist attraction and a mainstay in the c itys historic plaza. The dish, according to Bourdain, was made with canned Hormel Chili and a day-glow orange cheese-like substance. But Bourdain spokeswoman Karen Reynolds told The Associated Press on Monday that the writer was incorrect in his description of the chile used by Santa Fes Five & Dime General Stores snack bar to make the Frito pies. He admits that we got it wrong about the chile, Reynolds said in an email. And well try to correct it for future airings.Bourdain admits mistake on NM Frito pie

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles L ETTERBOXESBy MIKE SELINKER ACROSS 1 Crews colleagues 5 Dojo needs 9 Classic sci-fi film billed as a horror horde of crawl-andcrush giants 13 La-La lead-in in a 1974 Al Green hit 16 Iberian wine city 18 Vincent & ___ (film about the van Gogh brothers) 19 Rings of angels 21 What X-O-X lacks? 22 Macbeth king 23 Words on a fragile package 26 Irascible 27 Mona Lisa, e.g. 28 Thumbs-up 29 Harridan 30 Orchestra section 31 Mouthpiece for the head? 34 Jiffy 35 Not post37 Old piece 38 Little dog, for short 39 ___ Aviv 40 Strawberry blond sister of Barbie 43 Hindu Mr. 44 Swans Reflecting Elephants and others 46 1960s-s series starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr. 49 Oscar winner Hathaway 51 Material beyond the terrestrial plane, in medieval science 55 Hello or goodbye, maybe 57 PC key 59 First word in 104Across 61 Cum ___ 62 ___ engr. 63 Like hit shows, often 67 Pitchfork-wielding groups 69 Boo-boo 70 How to get a message out of the boxes 74 Van Morrison song ___ the Mystic 75 Numerical prefix 76 Only the Lonely singer 77 Part of a wriggly field? 78 Foreordained 80 Understands 82 Maker of the Sorento 83 Gallivants, with about 85 Boo-boos 87 Pale 89 Like citrus fruits 92 Like video games, nowadays 94 ___ Lingus 96 Round Table assignments 99 Old PC monitor feature 102 Ernies instrument on Sesame Street, informally 103 Italys main broadcasting co. 104 TV channel with lots of bells and whistles 105 Take up, as a skirt 107 Rotary alternative 112 Covent Garden performance 114 Newspaper columnist, humorously 115 Grampa Simpson 116 Snockered 117 Anders Celsius and Greta Garbo, for two 118 DDT and others 121 Is Anybody Goin to San ___ (#1 Charley Pride song) 122 Bullet, in poker 123 Cartoonist Wilson 124 Help illicitly 125 Alley flanker 126 Hide/hair link 127 Looking up 128 Chant at a bullfight 129 Satirical 1974 espionage film DOWN 1 With 97-Down, classic puzzle type 2 Like eyebrows 3 Ones getting the red-carpet treatment, say 4 The Spiderwick Chronicles co-author DiTerlizzi 5 Antarctic summit between peaks named for faith and charity 6 Words after win by or hang by 7 What lobsters and crabs have 8 Nursery purchase 9 Baltimore club, for short 10 Ethan of Before Sunrise 11 Giant Manning 12 Company that pioneered walkie-talkies 13 ___ Mater (hymn) 14 African capital 15 Organic chemistry group 16 Lilac and lavender 17 Turns into mush 20 Oaf 24 Not ephemeral 25 All ChiSox home games are played on it 32 ___ Lee 33 Pro with books, for short 35 Slapstick prop 36 Play watcher 41 Motocross entry, for short 42 Pirates cargo 44 Frenzied as if possessed 45 East German secret police 47 Where a mattress goes 48 Shapes like squares 50 Country that has two oryxes on its coat of arms 52 Like much processed wheat 53 Roman magistrates 54 Push off 55 Food item named after an Austrian city 56 Film set on Pandora 58 Snarly dog 60 Recedes 62 Blackmail, e.g. 64 Well, now! 65 Beat 66 Uncle Pedro, e.g. 68 Sign of a successful show 71 One with a name on a plaque, maybe 72 Nickname for baseballs Dwight Gooden 73 Rolling Stones #1 hit with the lyric Youre beautiful, but aint it time we said goodbye? 79 Hefty thing 81 Wrinkly dog 84 Ones providing cold comfort, briefly 86 Big wheels wheels 88 You betcha 90 Dim bulbs have low ones 91 Horse hue 93 Prefix with skeleton 95 1970 John Wayne western 97 See 1-Down 98 Placid 99 Self-image? 100 Like the Palace of Versailles 101 English landscapist famous for The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons 104 Irritates 106 Electromagnetic device 108 Op. ___ (footnote phrase) 109 Some West Coast wines 110 Magazine to which Obama gave his first postelection interview in 2008 111 N.F.C. West player 112 Admit 113 Trifling 117 Wilts 119 ___ my destiny be Fustian (Dickinson poem) 120 Was idle 123456789101112 131415 1617 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 3536 37 38 39 404142 43 44 45 46 47484950 51 525354 5556 575859 6061 62 636465 6667 6869 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 7980 8182 8384 85 8687 88899091 92 93 9495 96 9798 99100101102 103 104 105106 107 108 109110 111 112113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 Solution on page B8 Eating out may not be in the budget for many families. It can be costly to eat out especially if you have children. We would all like to see more money in our savings accounts and retirement, but while saving for this you still have to live and be present in your life. Sometimes eating out with friends or family is part of living your life and making memories. It is possible to be a savvy saver when eating out and below are my top seven tips on how to save while eating out. 1. Skip the Appetizers: Ordering appetizers can add another 15 percent to your bill. When eating out look for places that offer free chips and salsa, bread, biscuits, etc. More often than not you are eating out to spend quality time with friends/family not the appetizers. 2.Kids eat Free: If you have children then you know the cost of eating out can be a big budget buster. Consider establishments that offer Kids eat freenights. When you can feed a family of four for the price of two, that is a budget helper and more affordable. 3.Skip the Drinks: Ordering drinks (even non-alcoholic ones) can add 15 percent to your bill. If you order alcoholic drinks it can make your bill increase by 25 percent or higher. Consider ordering water. If you are not a fan of ice water, try out this way to spruce up plain water. Add lemon to your water and two packs of sugar substitute for a nice twist on lemonade. 4.Lunch menu v/s Dinner menus: Have you ever noticed the difference in price between lunch and dinner? More often than not, the portion size is the same, but offered at a lower price because of the time of day. Next time you are out for dinner look at the times the lunch menu is offered. You can plan on eating an early dinner and many times order off the lunch menu as late as 6 p.m. Another options is ordering off the Appetizer menu. 5.Coupons and Rewards: Many establishments offer coupons, online specials and reward programs. Befo re heading out to eat, che ck out the restaurants website or face book page for discounts. Look for email sign up, loyalty rewards and more. Man y places offer free birthday dinner or dessert, free appetizer coupons and more. 6.Special Occasions: Reserve eating out for special celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, date nights etc. By doing so it will mean more to you and you will make paying the bill a little less stressful. Date night is important to many marriages and we are firm believers in date night. After completing the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace program we decided that a date night once a month is important to us. I look for great deals/coupons at our favorite places and that is where we eat. 7.Coupon Savings: If you are a couponer then consider taking the money saved from your grocery trip and putting it in savings or a penny jar. This is another way you can p ay for eating out and special occasions without breaking the bank. I would love to hear your tips for eating out for less. Email me at Tanya@DivineSavings.c om. Check out our weekly Restaurant Round up Friday on www.DivineSavings.co m Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving & teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Tanya is a syndicated columnist and radio show personality. Tanya travels the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Tanya for more information at Tanya@DivineSavings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information. 7 tips on eating out for less Savings Diva Tanya Senseney I n this special crossword, the completed solution c onceals a familiar three-word phrase related to t he puzzles theme. 70-Across provides a hint on h ow to find it.DearAbby: I have b een dating Mr. Right for t wo years. Phil is the m an I want to spend my l ife with. When we are t ogether privately, everyt hing is perfect. The problem is, Phil h angs out with his old c ollege buddies every few w eeks or months, and it o ften involves his ex-girlf riends. They dont hang o ut alone. There is always a t least one other person t here. The situations usua lly include drinking, w hich worries me. In my opinion, Phil s hould not be seeing his e xes, even though his coll ege friends are still budd ies with them. Phil doesn t understand why I t hink this is so wrong. I a m uncomfortable and t hink he should avoid t hese situations. Am I overly jealous, or s hould I call it quits b ecause he won't respect m y feelings on the matt er? Home Alone in Kokomo DearHome Alone: I d ont think you are overly j ealous, but I do think you m ay be overly insecure. H as Phil given you any r eason to think he has c heated on you? If not, you should trust that he is doing nothing more than hanging out occasionally with old friends. You say he is encountering exes (plural) when he sees his male friends. If it was just one, you might have cause to worry. Remember, these women are exes for a reason. Unless you want to be another ex, you should lighten up because insecurity and possessiveness are unattractive traits. DearAbby: We have lived next door to a couple, Evie and Earl, for five years. I thought we were good friends. Over the years, I vented to Evie about my relationship with my daughter-inlaw, Cate. I watch my two grandkids most of the week and have complained to her about Cates poor parenting skills. Last summer, my daughter-in-law made a concerted effort to befriend Evie, and they now socialize together even though Cate flirted with Earl and Evie didn't like it. This has pretty much killed my friendship with Evie and worsened my relationship with my D-I-L. This has affected me emotionally and physically to the point that I either want to cut off ties with my son and/or move neither of which is really an option. I have tried talking to both parties to no avail. I don't know what to do. Please help. Betrayed in Pennsylvania DearBetrayed: If you had concerns about your daughter-in-laws parenting skills, the person you should have discussed them with was Cate. And if Evie was as good a friend as you thought, she wouldnt be hanging around with your daughter-in-law to the exclusion of you. I assume that you, your son and Cate are still on speaking terms and youre still watching the kids most of the week. If thats not true and you have been cut off by everyone, then the most important thing you need to do is take care of your mental and physical health. Accept that Evie will never be your buddy again and start socializing with others. If you are no longer watching your grandchildren, your son and D-I-L will have to make alternative arrangements for childcare, which will cost them money they may be reluctant to spend. Then it will be in their interest as well as yours to make peace. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included )Mr. Rights only wrong is hanging out with his exes Dear Abby r

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Page B12News-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.co m W hats CookingPeople have often a sked me what I use to f ry fish. I do it with panc ake batter. Its very easy t o do and has a great flav or. Just think about it t he syrup on a pancake is w hat makes it sweet, not t he batter, so it makes for a great idea for your next f ish fry. I also will somet imes add a little beer to t he batter to give it an e xtra dimension. Try it on chicken tend ers and I think you will f ind it is easier to prepare a nd clean up versus gett ing out your flour, egg, a nd bread crumbs and d oing the three-step p rocess before you begin t o fry. I used cod fish because i t has a firm texture and d oes well when fried. I a lso suggest using canola o il. Heat the oil up to 325 d egrees and keep a close e ye on it so it doesnt o verheat and start a fire. Dip your fish into the p repared batter and then f ry it until golden brown o r an internal temperature o f 140 degrees. I also suggest you try p ancake batter on tofu or m aybe some vegetable s ticks, like zucchini or a sparagus. If you want to get a dventurous, you might f reeze a candy bar then d ip it into the batter and q uickly fry it until the b atter is golden brown. I w ould probably serve it w ith a side of sliced b ananas. If you wanted t o, you could prepare the b ananas same way as w ell. I am in Sebring this w eek wrapping up at F lorida Hospital and then w ill be in Tallahassee full t ime on Tuesday. I a lready miss my team in S ebring but I am sure t hey will continue to be s uccessful as always. Cheers, Chef. Tim Spain is System E xecutive Chef with Florida H ospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison H ealthcare Food Service. He can be reached at tim.spain@ahss.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Pancake batter great for fish fries Chefs Corner Tim Spain Dinner Diva Leanne ElyInside P AGE B10 FAMILYFEATURES Whether youre hosting a family dinner or making a dessert for a friends party, bring something special to the holiday table with these amazing dessert recipes. Each delicious bite stars the unique flavor only found in figs. With their rich honey-like sweetness and delightfully crunchy edible seeds, figs take foods from good to great. Available year-round from Valley Fig Growers, California dried figs are ready to eat right out of the package or can be easily diced, sliced or poached for cooking and baking. For more holiday recipes, visit www.valleyfig.com.Sweet Potato Pie with Fig and Pecan ToppingMakes 8 servings Pie: 1 ready-made refrigerated pie crust 1 can (15-ounce) sweet potatoes 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 3/4 cup whipping cream Topping: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maid Figs 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon brandy orwater 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans Preheat oven to 450F. Let pie crust stand at room temper ature 15 minutes; unroll and press against side and bottom of 9-inch pie pan (glass recommended). Fold excess crust under and press together to form thick crust edge; flute. Drain sweet potatoes; mash or whirl in food processor until smooth (potatoes should measure 1 1/8 cups). In medium bowl whisk together sweet potatoes, brown sugar spice and salt. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, and cream. Pour filling into crust. Bake pie 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350F, shield edge of pie with a ring (or strips) of foil to prevent overbrowning, and continue baking for 25 to 30 minutes or until center moves slightly when shaken. Remove pie to wire rack to cool. For topping, in small saucepan stir butter and brown sugar over medium heat until melted. Stir in figs, maple syrup and brandy. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring co nstantly, 2 minutes or until reduced to a thick, glossy syrup Remove from heat and stir in pecans. Spoon evenly over warm pie. Cool. Chill for up to 8 hours before serving.Chewy Ginger-Molasses Fig CookiesMakes about 30 cookies 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg white 3 tablespoons light molasses 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinna mon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSunMaid Figs 1/3 cup granulated sugar Preheat oven to 350F. Beat brown sugar and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in egg white and molasses. In separate bowl combine flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon and salt. On low speed, slowly beat in flour mixture until combined. With spoon, stir in figs. Shape 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack.German Chocolate Cake With Broiled Fig and Coconut ToppingMakes 2 single-layer cakes Cake: 1 18 1/4-ounce German Chocolate Cake Mix (Check cake mix for additional ingredients oil, eggs, water) Fig-Coconut Topping: 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maid Figs 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 6 tablespoons whipping cream 1 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans Follow package directions and prepare two 8-inch round cakes. Bake and cool as directed. For topping, in medium saucepan combinefigs,sugar,butterandcream. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread warm topping on top of each cake layer, dividing evenly. Place one cake at a time on baking sheet or heatproof pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 15 to 30 seconds, or until topping bubbles, watching constantly. Remove from oven.Repeatwithsecondcake.Cool. Transfer cakes to serving plates to serve.Chocolate Fig CrinklesMakes about 30 cookies 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melte d 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maidb Figs 1/3 cup confectionerssugar Beat brown sugar and butter with electric mix er on medium speed until blended. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanil la. In medium bowl, stir together flour cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. On low speed, slowly beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in figs Cover bowl and chill 3 hours. To bake, preheat oven to 350F. Form 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in confectionerssugar. Place balls, 2 1/2 inches apart, on greased baking sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cooki es 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack. Chocolate Ganache Tart With Glazed Figs and NutsMakes 8 to 10 servings 1 refrigerated pie crust, at room temperature 1 cup packed (6 ounces) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maid Figs, stemmed and halved* 2/3 cup water 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons almond-, hazelnutororange-flavored liqueur 1/2 cup whipping cream 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1 cup unsalted orlightly salted mixed nuts (omit peanuts and select hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, almonds and pecans) Whipped cream, optional Preheat oven to 450F. Unroll pie crust and press into bottom and up side of 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Prick all over with fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on rack. In small saucepan, combine figs and water. Bring to boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and simmer, stirring, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur. Let steep 10 minutes. Strain figs through fine-meshed sieve, reserving syrup. While figs cool, in small saucepan, bring cream tosimmerover mediumheat.Removefromheat,addchocolateandstir untilsmooth.Spreadoverbakedcrust.Refrigerate5minutesoruntilchocolatebeginstofirmupbutisnotset. Alternatefigslicesandnutsinconcentriccirclesontart, pressingslightlyintochocolatetosecure.Chill2hoursor upto1day.Toserve,brushfigsandnutswithreserved syrup.Removesidefromtartpanandplacetartonplatter. Cutintowedges.Topwithwhippedcream,ifdesired. Cutlargefigs(greaterthan11/4-inchdiameteratthe base)intothreelengthwiseslices.

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Page B12News-Sun Wednesday, October 2, 2013www.newssun.co m W hats CookingPeople have often a sked me what I use to f ry fish. I do it with panc ake batter. Its very easy t o do and has a great flav or. Just think about it t he syrup on a pancake is w hat makes it sweet, not t he batter, so it makes for a great idea for your next f ish fry. I also will somet imes add a little beer to t he batter to give it an e xtra dimension. Try it on chicken tend ers and I think you will f ind it is easier to prepare a nd clean up versus gett ing out your flour, egg, a nd bread crumbs and d oing the three-step p rocess before you begin t o fry. I used cod fish because i t has a firm texture and d oes well when fried. I a lso suggest using canola o il. Heat the oil up to 325 d egrees and keep a close e ye on it so it doesnt o verheat and start a fire. Dip your fish into the p repared batter and then f ry it until golden brown o r an internal temperature o f 140 degrees. I also suggest you try p ancake batter on tofu or m aybe some vegetable s ticks, like zucchini or a sparagus. If you want to get a dventurous, you might f reeze a candy bar then d ip it into the batter and q uickly fry it until the b atter is golden brown. I w ould probably serve it w ith a side of sliced b ananas. If you wanted t o, you could prepare the b ananas same way as w ell. I am in Sebring this w eek wrapping up at F lorida Hospital and then w ill be in Tallahassee full t ime on Tuesday. I a lready miss my team in S ebring but I am sure t hey will continue to be s uccessful as always. Cheers, Chef. Tim Spain is System E xecutive Chef with Florida H ospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison H ealthcare Food Service. He can be reached at tim.spain@ahss.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Pancake batter great for fish fries Chefs Corner Tim Spain Dinner Diva Leanne ElyInside P AGE B10 FAMILYFEATURES Whether youre hosting a family dinner or making a dessert for a friends party, bring something special to the holiday table with these amazing dessert recipes. Each delicious bite stars the unique flavor only found in figs. With their rich honey-like sweetness and delightfully crunchy edible seeds, figs take foods from good to great. Available year-round from Valley Fig Growers, California dried figs are ready to eat right out of the package or can be easily diced, sliced or poached for cooking and baking. For more holiday recipes, visit www.valleyfig.com.Sweet Potato Pie with Fig and Pecan ToppingMakes 8 servings Pie: 1 ready-made refrigerated pie crust 1 can (15-ounce) sweet potatoes 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 3/4 cup whipping cream Topping: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maid Figs 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon brandy orwater 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans Preheat oven to 450F. Let pie crust stand at room temper ature 15 minutes; unroll and press against side and bottom of 9-inch pie pan (glass recommended). Fold excess crust under and press together to form thick crust edge; flute. Drain sweet potatoes; mash or whirl in food processor until smooth (potatoes should measure 1 1/8 cups). In medium bowl whisk together sweet potatoes, brown sugar spice and salt. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, and cream. Pour filling into crust. Bake pie 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350F, shield edge of pie with a ring (or strips) of foil to prevent overbrowning, and continue baking for 25 to 30 minutes or until center moves slightly when shaken. Remove pie to wire rack to cool. For topping, in small saucepan stir butter and brown sugar over medium heat until melted. Stir in figs, maple syrup and brandy. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring co nstantly, 2 minutes or until reduced to a thick, glossy syrup Remove from heat and stir in pecans. Spoon evenly over warm pie. Cool. Chill for up to 8 hours before serving.Chewy Ginger-Molasses Fig CookiesMakes about 30 cookies 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg white 3 tablespoons light molasses 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinna mon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSunMaid Figs 1/3 cup granulated sugar Preheat oven to 350F. Beat brown sugar and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in egg white and molasses. In separate bowl combine flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon and salt. On low speed, slowly beat in flour mixture until combined. With spoon, stir in figs. Shape 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack.German Chocolate Cake With Broiled Fig and Coconut ToppingMakes 2 single-layer cakes Cake: 1 18 1/4-ounce German Chocolate Cake Mix (Check cake mix for additional ingredients oil, eggs, water) Fig-Coconut Topping: 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maid Figs 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 6 tablespoons whipping cream 1 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans Follow package directions and prepare two 8-inch round cakes. Bake and cool as directed. For topping, in medium saucepan combinefigs,sugar,butterandcream. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread warm topping on top of each cake layer, dividing evenly. Place one cake at a time on baking sheet or heatproof pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 15 to 30 seconds, or until topping bubbles, watching constantly. Remove from oven.Repeatwithsecondcake.Cool. Transfer cakes to serving plates to serve.Chocolate Fig CrinklesMakes about 30 cookies 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melte d 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maidb Figs 1/3 cup confectionerssugar Beat brown sugar and butter with electric mix er on medium speed until blended. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanil la. In medium bowl, stir together flour cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. On low speed, slowly beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in figs Cover bowl and chill 3 hours. To bake, preheat oven to 350F. Form 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in confectionerssugar. Place balls, 2 1/2 inches apart, on greased baking sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cooki es 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack. Chocolate Ganache Tart With Glazed Figs and NutsMakes 8 to 10 servings 1 refrigerated pie crust, at room temperature 1 cup packed (6 ounces) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice orSun-Maid Figs, stemmed and halved* 2/3 cup water 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons almond-, hazelnutororange-flavored liqueur 1/2 cup whipping cream 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1 cup unsalted orlightly salted mixed nuts (omit peanuts and select hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, almonds and pecans) Whipped cream, optional Preheat oven to 450F. Unroll pie crust and press into bottom and up side of 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Prick all over with fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on rack. In small saucepan, combine figs and water. Bring to boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and simmer, stirring, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur. Let steep 10 minutes. Strain figs through fine-meshed sieve, reserving syrup. While figs cool, in small saucepan, bring cream tosimmerover mediumheat.Removefromheat,addchocolateandstir untilsmooth.Spreadoverbakedcrust.Refrigerate5minutesoruntilchocolatebeginstofirmupbutisnotset. Alternatefigslicesandnutsinconcentriccirclesontart, pressingslightlyintochocolatetosecure.Chill2hoursor upto1day.Toserve,brushfigsandnutswithreserved syrup.Removesidefromtartpanandplacetartonplatter. Cutintowedges.Topwithwhippedcream,ifdesired. Cutlargefigs(greaterthan11/4-inchdiameteratthe base)intothreelengthwiseslices.