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By PHIL ATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Residents may get their first look t his month at plans for new city gateways. However,depending on funding,it may take as l ong as 10 years before plans become the monuments a nd parks on both ends of Avon Parks Main Street. Thats why members of the advisory board for the M ain Street Community Redevelopment Agency a greed Thursday to have representatives from T indale-Oliver & Associates Inc. in Orlando put t ogether construction plans on the gateways for CRA B oard and Florida Department of Transportation a pproval. Once thats done,the city could get started revampi ng its image to motorists arriving on state and federa l highways. Architect Randy Raiman and designer Mark Erquitt h ave advised turning the wide medians on Main S treet at the intersections of U.S. 27 and South D elaney Avenue into pocket parks with improved c rosswalks,meandering paths and each with a monum ent welcoming motorists to Avon Park. Erquitt and Raiman designed two monument types one archway and one ground-level with the s ame brick and cornice styles as the historic Avon P ark City Hall and The Hotel Jacaranda to fit the d owntown character. Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: 099099401007 NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, October 6, 2013 Volume 94/Number 120 | 50 cents www.newssun .com HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 2 7 9 3 LaBelle . . . .59 Lake Placid ..32 Sebring . . .44 Lake Region ..14 C lewiston . . .49 A von Park . . .7 Fri d ays Scores Courtesy illustrations Plans for the gateway on the west end of Main Street in Avon Park (top) would allow better visibility for the monument, which could be an arch like the one pictured, for drivers on U.S. 27. There is also the opportunity to build a smaller, ground-level monument at a lower cost. A hidden danger High-tech gadgets are great, but their batteries can be a danger for kids LIVING, B14 SPORTS,B1 News-Sun staffLAKE PLACID A former Highlands County Sheriffs Office deputy and his wife were arrested Thursday and charged with arson,pr oducing marijuana,owning a structure where drugs are manufactured and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. Hiram Obregon and his wife,Lisette Obregon,were booked and held on no bond. The warrant stems from a July 17 house fire that occurred at the Obregons home, 3335 Northern Blvd. in Lake Placid. During the fire investigation by the State Fire Marshals Office,an insurance investigator and HCSO detectives, items such as lighting and electrical products that are typically associated with an indoor marijuana grow operation were found. There appeared to be marijuana plants in the residence that had been shielded from the fire by topsoil. The root systems were submitted to the Ex-deputy, wife jailed on arson, drug counts A warm welcome City hopes to build gateways on either end of Main Street H. Obregon L. Obregon T-storms High 91 Low 73Details, A14 By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Education and economic development representatives from all over the heartland turned out at the Highlands County convention center Thursday evening to hear Florida Governor Rick Scott talk about the relationship academia has with the development of business in the Sunshine State. Organized by the sixcounty Florida Heartland Rural Economic Development Initiative,an array of economic development board members and county commissioners were joined at the Highlands County convention center by school superintendents, administrators and school board members from Highlands,Desoto,Glades, Hardee,Hendry and Okeechobee counties. Dubbed The number one recruiter for Florida,Scott first gave the crowd a keynote address then answered questions from school board chairman Andy Tuck and FHREDI Chief Executive Officer Gina Reynolds. Scott took the opportunity to tout his programs for better education and lower tax es as the cornerstone of a plan Heartland leaders gather to hear Gov. Scott speak Scott See CITY,A6 See SCOTT,A6 Arts & EntertainmentB6 Business A9 ClassifiedsA11 Crossword PuzzleB13 Dear AbbyB13 Editorial & OpinionA4 HoroscopeB13 Obituaries A6 Sudoku PuzzleB13 Sports on TVB2 IndexThousands flock to downtown Sebring for 10th annual event INSIDE,A5 Run to the Heartland See FORMER,page A7 Accused of growing marijuana in home By PHIL ATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comSEBRING Deputies m aking a traffic stop T hursday stopped burglars f rom taking several televis ions from a closed Sebring r estaurant. Two people have been c harged in connection with t he case. Highlands County S heriffs deputies are still s earching for other suspects w ho were trying to take telev isions from the former S evilles Muggs restaurant at 2 521 U.S. 27 N. in Sebring. Deputies first learned of t he burglary after stopping a c ar in the area for the driver n ot wearing a seat belt, a ccording to Nell Hays, Sheriffs Office public information officer. They cited Michael Stephen Sramek Jr.,26,of 4324 Elson Ave. in Sebring on the seat belt violation, and then arrested him for driving without a license and a probation violation. Deputies also found a large,flat-screen television in the car that the Elson couldnt explain. After talking to the driver,he led them to the closed restaurant, through on open door at the rear where they found several more television screens stacked up to be picked up, Hays said. The inside of the Burglary thwarted by traffic stop Two arrested for trying to steal TVs from closed restaurant See BURGLARY,A6


By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Alzheimers is f ast becoming a bigger part o f the worlds medical condit ion epidemic with 35 million p eople worldwide currently s uffering from the disease ( and dementia) and that numb er expecting to triple over t he next 20 years to more t han 115 million. According to a study cond ucted by the Alzheimers A ssociation,in the United S tates alone,there are 3.5 m illion people suffering from t he disease. The study conc luded that every 68 seconds s omeone in the States develo ps Alzheimers. Though the numbers seem i mpossible to comprehend a nd even more impossible to l ower,there is something that a nyone can do to help with t he fight; even right here in H ighlands County. Cindy Canales is the new p rogram specialists for the l ocal chapter of the A lzheimers Association. C analesterritory spans H ighlands,Hardee,Hendry a nd Glades counties. Canales i s described as a hard worker b y Alzheimers caregiver and w alk volunteer/co-coordinat or Penny Kocarek. Shes definitely a go-gett er,Kocarek said of Canales. Canales has a meticulous p lan to bring a helping hand t o the many residents,careg ivers and family members d ealing with the disease. My goal is raise awaren ess,to help educate and prov ide support to caregivers. I w elcome anyone who is conc erned about their memory or s imply curious as to what the M emory Mobile is,to come o n board when the Memory M obile makes three stops this m onth at the Avon Park, S ebring,and Lake Placid M emorial Librarys,Canales s aid. There is nothing to l ose; you can only gain more k nowledge and awareness. Another big part of the A lzheimers Association plan t o conquer the disease is the a nnual Walk to End A lzheimers that takes place in cities all across the nation. Highlands County Walk takes place annual in Sebring where over 100 participants, teams,volunteers,supporters, caregivers,family members and even Alzheimers patients gather together to raise funds and awareness. This years walk will be held on Saturday,Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. in downtown Sebring. Though the walk is only a few stepsaway,theres still plenty to be done and the coordinators are seeking the help of the community to get the event completed. Were still confirming teams and there are still some teams that are working to get together,said Kocarek. Its looking like we may have the same amount of people as last year,but Im hoping we can get a lot more. The goal set for the fundraiser is down this year to $10,000. Money can be donated and collected for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Walk to End Alzheimers through late November. Weve only raised $4,300 so far,so we have a ways to go,said Kocarek. The annual walk is the stable event for every chapter providing a large amount of funds for the cause all while raising awareness about the disease. Funds raised are split between medical care,caregivers and family needs in the community. Though it is a big job Canales knows it is a necessary one in hopes of bringing light into the lives of those who are touched by the disease. I knew that by assuming the position as the new program specialist for the Alzheimers AssociationFlorida Gulf Coast Chapter that I was taking on a huge responsibility having four counties to cover. With any new journey that we decide to embark on we know that we will face many obstacles, but in the end it is up to us, the individual,to overcome them,Canales said. Alzheimers affects everyone. It does not discriminate. It does not know boundaries. The only way to fight against Alzheimers disease is to talk about it and not keep it hidden. Any individual,business, organization or family wishing to participate in the Sebring Walk to End Alzheimers on Saturday, Oct. 12 can visit Type in the city zip code to find a specific walk. Teams may be formed and registered at no cost on the website. Donations for the walk including breakfast food for participants,water,snacks, become a sponsor,donation information or anything else contact Kocarek at 633-0375. Page A2 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery social security; 0 0 0 3 2 6 7 2 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery workers comp; 0 0 0 3 2 6 7 3 Lora Todd did not found R un to the Heartland. She is t he organizer,but the event w as founded by the H eartland Riders A ssociation. A News-Sun s tory on Wednesday stated o therwise. The News-Sun a pologizes for the error and a ppreciates the opportunity t o set the record straight. Correction This weeks question:Should Congress authorize raising the debt limit again before the Oct. 17 deadline? Next question: Do you think failure to extend the debt limit and the U.S. defaulting on its credit would send the world economy back into a recession? Yes 29.6% No 70.4% Total votes: 257 Online www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Oct. 4 416242544MB:5x3Next jackpot $12 millionOct. 1 710303753MB:1x3 Sept. 27 923274951MB:38x2 Oct. 2 101335363742x:3Next jackpot $13 millionSept. 28 92634404249x:4 Sept. 25 1225434853x:4 Oct. 4 1415293235 Oct. 3 1013252934 Oct. 2 18133233 Oct. 1 1022282931 Oct. 4 (n) 8674 Oct. 4 (d) 1220 Oct. 3 (n) 4905 Oct. 3 (d) 7769 Oct. 4 (n) 482 Oct. 4 (d) 776 Oct. 3 (n) 206 Oct. 3 (d) 479 Oct. 4 171828363 Oct. 1 373843446 Sept. 27 1015384014 Sept. 24 16253512 Oct. 2 46254251 PB: 17Next jackpot $86 millionSept. 28 1447525354 PB: 5 Sept. 25 27174953 PB: 23 Lottery Center Guardian ad Litem volunteer info availableAVON PARK The Guardian ad Litem program,which serves abused and neglected children across Highlands County,is seeking volunteers. Dawn Shinskey,a recruiter for the program,will have information about becoming a volunteer from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Avon Park Memorial Library. Stop by with any questions you may have. If unable to attend this orientation session,call Dawn Shinskey at (863) 534-4597 or email for more information. Hall to speak at Tea Party meetingSEBRING Rev. George Hall of Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church will speak at Tuesdays meeting of The Highlands Tea Party. The group meets at 6 p.m. at Homers Restaurant.Demolay serves spaghetti lunchSEBRING The Young Men of the Demolay will host a spaghetti lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Sebring Masonic Lodge,1809 Home Ave. The public is invited. Donation is $7 each. Menu includes salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread,dessert and beverage. Take out is available.Life Chain links in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The National Life Chain has been held on the first Sunday in October since 1987. This is a call for all Christians to mobilize against the abortion holocaust in America. All are invited to participate in the Life Chain in Lake Placid from 2-3 p.m. today. The group will meet in the parking lot between Publix and the Bank of America to choose the sign to display while standing along U.S. 27. This is an hour of silent prayer,not a loud demonstration. Bring a chair if unable to stand for an hour.Gem and Mineral Club meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will resume its monthly fall/winter meetings Tuesday at the church of Christ,3800 Sebring Parkway,in the rear fellowship hall at 7 p.m. Reminder,meetings are the second Tuesday each month. The purpose of the club is to further the educational and scientific pursuit of the wonders of the earth. There are no dues or fees and the public is welcome. You are encouraged to bring with you any minerals,fossils, gems and other artifacts to display and inquire about. This meeting will focus on the trips by returning members and any rocks and minerals they may have acquired. The birthstone for October are opal and tourmaline. If you have any of these gemstones,in any form,bring them in and tell about them. There will be rocks,ores, minerals available to add t o collections. For more information,call 453-7054.Democratic Party meets MondaySEBRING The Highlands County Democratic Party will mee t at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday in October,Oct. 7 at its headquarters,4216 Sebring Parkway,next to Ruby Tuesdays. The spea ker will be Raymond McIntyre,county property appraiser. New Testament Church and Mission has been invited to speak at the Nov. 4 meeting regarding their food and shelter program for the homeless. All attendees are requested to bring two or more nonperishable food items to be donated to various food kitchens starting with New Ministries. All like-minded citizens ar e invited to attend. Community Briefs Continued on A6 By PHIL ATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK I nformation revealed after a s chool assignment now has a F rostproof man facing c harges of lewd and lascivio us behavior on a 15-yearo ld girl. Apolinar Perez,48,is also f acing a probation violation a nd is being held without b ond on that charge. The p rior charge was vehicular m anslaughter and probation h as another two years on it, a rrest reports said. Bond on the lewd and lasc ivious charge is set at $ 200,000. Deputies first learned of t he situation on Tuesday a fter the girl told a school o fficial after she completed a s chool assignment and r evealed the abuse as part of t hat assignment. No information was available as to what type of assignment it was. According to arrest reports,Perez has improperly touched the victim on multiple occasions both over and under her clothing in both Highlands and Polk counties including a week before his arrest. Reports state the girl was sleeping in the same bed with Perez and another woman since that room was the only one in the house with air-conditioning. The victim said she awoke in the night to find Perezs hand inside her shorts and touching her. The woman,who was not named in arrest reports,said she awoke at roughly the same time to find Perezs arm reaching over her and toward the girl,HCSO reports said. When she asked him what he was doing,he said he was covering the girl with a blanket,reports said. When deputies had the woman call Perez and ask again about the sexual allegations,he denied them, reports said. Reports also noted he did not seem to be upset or angry about the accusations, but that the called ended shortly after he advised her that he should move out of the home. Deputies also interviewed Perez,but the contents of that interview were not available from Sheriffs Office Central Records. Man, 48, charged with molesting 15-year-old girl Perez School assignment revealed abuse Teams, donations sought for Alzheimers Walk

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Page A4 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. Editorial & Opinion That is why Congress s hould delay the reform for a y ear,and examine the best w ay to phase in changes that e stablish more market-orie nted rates. The solution must be to f ine-tune the law at a pace t hat doesn't damage vulnerab le and recovering real e state markets in Florida, L ouisiana and other states h ard hit by the housingb ased recession. The flood insurance rates i n some parts of Florida c ould go up by as much as 2 5 percent per year. Dean Asher,president of t he Florida Realtors,told N ews Service of Florida that s ome policies in flood-prone a reas could even go from $ 3,000 annually to $30,000 annually. Obviously,rate hikes like that could lead to abandoned properties,foreclosures and frozen real estate submarkets. Even so,reform of the flood insurance program was long overdue. After the 2005 hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the program went more than $20 billion in the red. ... Congress made changes to the 45-year-old program in 2012 but lawmakers seemed to underestimate the possible effects of ballooning rates in parts of Florida and elsewhere. The Federal Emergency Management Agency claims there are problems with only a small portion of the policies. But many of those policies mostly on older properties that received lower rates are in economically vulnerable regions,ones recovering from the housing-based recession. The Florida Legislature has taken note. Gov. Rick Scott and state House Insurance and Banking Chairman Bryan Nelson,RApopka,want Congress to postpone implementation of the reform so Floridians can go over their options to keep rates more affordable. A one-year delay is probably the best course of action. Reform shouldnt knock property owners for a loop because the flood insurance program was poorly designed and didnt take into account proper risk assessment. An editorial from the Daytona Beach News Journal. Online: C ongress took the right step in reforming the National Flood Insurance Program last year,but t he overdue reforms mean many F loridians may experience sticker shock. As we all know, there are many things that come back full circle hair styles,fashion, economic highs and lows,the popularity of certain songs. Even the things we once thought we got away with as teenagers often come back full circle when we have children of our own. Well,the same can also be said for the News-Sun. We are going full circle in a sense,at least for as long as I have been here. (Remember,the staff jokes that Ive been here longer than the dirt under the building.) When Halifax Media Group completed its acquisition of the News-Sun late Monday night we once again became a sister newspaper to the Gainesville Sun,Ocala Star Banner,The Ledger in Lakeland and the Sarasota Herald Tribune,all newspapers that were part of the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. The Avon Park Sun,where I started some 33 years ago,and the Sebring News were also a part of that newspaper group. But its not only that relationship that has come full circle. It is also the relationship we have with Halifax CEO Michael Redding. Mr. Redding bought the NewsSun in 2004 when he started HarborPoint Media,also buying The Daily Commercial in Leesburg and the South Lake Press in Clermont. This time its different. This time,were not one of the newspapers in his first venture of owning a newspaper group. This time we are one of the papers in a huge newspaper company,which means our resources are going to be better and bigger than weve seen in a long time. That in turn means we are going to be able to do things that we havent been able to do in a long time ... or ever been able to do. The News-Sun is now one of 36 newspapers owned by Halifax Media Group. We are one of 20 in the state of Florida. Other Halifax properties can be found in Alabama, Louisiana,North Carolina and South Carolina. Already Im sure you have noticed a different in the print of our newspaper. Our old friends at The Ledger are now printing our newspaper and are working with us to make it look even better. Keep an eye on it and you will see what I mean. The News-Sun is now more colorful inside and out. We have clearer print and better looking pho tos. There are other changes in motion some will be visible,others not so. One thin g is certain. The staff at the News-Sun is excited. In fact, we are so excited about some of the ideas that are so new that we cant even talk about them yet. Keep your eye on us,because when w e are able to share them you ll be just as excited as we are. They will be awesome! Yes,changes are coming and it all starts at home in our hearts and within the walls of our office. My promise to you is tha t the News-Sun is full of positive energy. We will continu e to provide the excellent customer service that our customers are used to,and help our advertisers get their me ssages out. We will provide locally focused content that is important to our readers, and be the fair and balanced voice for the community. Our standards will never be questionable. The News-Sun has always been an excellent newspaper and is destined for even more greatness now. Watch us grow! Romona Washington is publisher at the News-Sun. She can be con tacted by email at As I type this,we are in day t wo of the partial government s hutdown. There has been a lot of f inger-pointing,accusations,and n ame calling going on. And thats j ust on Facebook. Seriously,we are currently at an i mpasse. Democrats refuse to sit d own with Republicans until they r eceive a cleanspending bill, o ne that has no mention of O bamacare in it. Republicans h ave dug in their heels,and a ccording to the latest Ive read, a re now trying to pass piecemeal l egislation to fund certain parts of t he government while this plays o ut. In spite of all this brouhaha a n ew chapter in Obamacare opened o n the 1st the opening of insura nce exchanges where people w ithout insurance could go and b uy it. This has not gone without h iccups,as with anything new and u ntested. If I were going to get on o ne of these exchanges,I would p robably wait a bit and let them g et the kinks out. But thats me. So if Congress isnt doing anyt hing to fix the government shutd own,what are they doing? They a re going around calling names a nd pontificating about how its a ll the other sides fault. They also a re collecting their pay,since a pparently a government shutd own doesnt apply to them. Personally,I think thats unfair. T heyre the ones who are in c harge of the mess. How come t hey dont feel the effects of it? Maybe if it was their pay that was at risk theyd be a tad more motivated to come to the table than they are now. And given the job theyve been doing lately,why should they get paid in the first place? To be fair,I just read an statement from Representative Tom Rooney that our own County Commissioner Don Elwell shared. Representative Rooney has requested that his pay be withheld while the government is shut down,and is also cosponsoring a bill that would prohibit the paying of Congress,the President,or the Vice President while the government is shut down while guaranteeing that Americas troops,veterans and seniors get their full pay and benefits. I doubt the bill will pass my cynical side says members of Congress are too selfish to make this sacrifice but I will give Congressman Rooney points for trying. Meanwhile,while we wrestle with a partial shutdown of the government,we are coming up to having to decide whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. This promises to be just as contentious as the government shutdown has been,and neither side has shown any desire to let anything but partisan politics rule the day. Yes,I said neither side. There are those who want to pin the blame for this on just one side of the equation. Its the Republicans fault for trying to defund Obamacare. Its the Democrats fault for not being willing to negotiate. Here is one thing people are glossing over why we need a continuing resolution in the first place. Its because neither party has done what should be a basic task putting together and passing a budget. Instead of a budget,where our spending for the year is spelled out,we get these continuing resolutions which just continue to fund things until someone starts acting like a responsible adult. Given that weve not had a budget passed in years,Im not holding my breath. Both sides need to stop running to the media and pontificating and instead head to the bargaining table and start talking. Do what we hired you to do. At the very least,bite the bullet and give up your pay until you do. Either way, its your mess. Clean it up. Closed for business Its an exciting time at the News-Sun O ne-year delay best course Lauras Look Laura Ware Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun. At Random Romona Washington Dont sell the surplus park landEditor: Recently we heard that Governor Scott is considering selling off surpluspark land to raise money. As many as 64 parks and conservation areas are affected. One site on the list is Blue Spring State Park. This park is a manatee refuge and contains the largest spring on the St. Johns River. It offers fishing,swimming,snorkeling and scuba diving as well as kayaking and boating. It also has historic artifacts. In 2011 it was listed as the ninth most visited Florida state park,meaning that only eight parks have more visitors. Perhaps this isnt surprising, considering that Blue Spring State Park draws more than 550,000 visitors per year. Why would we want to sell any of the land associated with this marvelous park? Incredibly,Lake Louisa State Park, another of my favorite parks,is also on the list of parks with surplus land. Another item on the hit list is thousands of acres of the Green Swamp, in Polk County,just to our north. On e problem here is that four rivers have their headwaters in the Green Swam p area. Preserving these lands keeps these rivers clean and healthy. Smal l wonder that Charles Lee,director of Advocacy for Florida Audubon, described the proposal to sell off lan d in the Green Swamp as simply idio tic. Perhaps this attack on surplus park land should not surprise us. In 2011,the Scott Administration considered closing 53 parks. At least fo ur of these parks were drawing more than 50,000 visitors a year. I checke d the figures on two of the parks that were said to be too expensive to ope rate. If you divide the operating cost by the number of visitors,they cost between $20 and $22 per visitor. Th is does not seem exorbitant to me,and the number of visitors should rise as the economy improves. Governor Scott and his Republica n allies were forced to back down in 2011 and hopefully they will be forced to do so again. Dale L. Gil lis Sebrin g Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected.Please keep your let ters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off a t the same address;fax 385-1954;or e-mail letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitte d once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of tha t author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun.


Page A6 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main A #8; 0 0 0 3 2 4 6 7 JC PENNEY; 7.444"; 15"; Black plus three; process, SAX36XAXCOUPONXDPXN; 0 0 0 3 2 8 2 4 The CRA board when it meets on Oct. 28 could then make that choice. The archway,although $15,000 more, also invites pedestrians to gather around and inside it. We want to create a sense of arriving in Avon Park,Erquitt said. At the U.S. 27 intersection,they advised putting the monument as close to the intersection as the Florida Department of Transportation allows, to make it visible to motorists but still almost 200 feet back,to protect the citys investment if FDOT plans further improvements. The city would want to install lowgrowing plants in front of the monument so they wont block it,Erquitt said,and relocate the existing Phoenix palms to help soften the appearance of a street lamp at the intersection. Also,he said crosswalks at both proposed parks would to draw residents and visitors to the monuments and walkways. Estimated construction cost for the entire proposed west gateway from U.S. 27 east to Anoka Avenue,including a 20 percent contingency,is $309,848. The estimate for the east gateway from South Verona Avenue east to South Delaney Avenue is $264,327. However,Erquitt said he and Raiman also have cost estimates to do the project in phases using the choice of monuments. All estimates include a 20 percent contingency fund. With ground-level monuments,the entire west gateway would cost $293,288 and the entire east gateway would be $247,767. The west end first phase would start at U.S. 27 and end just east of the Oscar Johnson and Victoria Johnson Bouis Memorial Fountain. That would cost $267,666 with an arch and $251,106 with the ground-level monu ment. The east end first phase would just include the median in front of city hall:$157,058 with an arch monume nt and $140,498 with a ground monument. Raiman told the advisory board tha t he and Erquitt would provide the CR A board with construction drawings and cost estimates so the CRA can get approval and permits from FDOT, since the plans would include crosswalks. Then the city can get permits from FDOT and have them renewed each year instead of reviewed again, Raiman said. Administrative Services Director Maria Sutherland said she liked that idea. Also,using its own funds rather than state grants may help the city avoid spending time and money on regular reviews,she said. Advisory board member Robert Flores said its better to get permits a s quickly as possible,because requirements change. He also recommended doing the west gateway first,since it would have the most traffic and the highest impact. Continued from A1 City plans gateways to Avon Park Courtesy photo Artists rendering of the smaller version of the proposed gateway monument. D AR meets MondaySEBRING Patriots C hapter DAR will hold its f irst meeting of the year at C owpokes Watering Hole at 1 1 a.m. Monday. The speake r for this meeting will be S hannon Orrell on Effective F undraising. This talk is g uaranteed to help members p lan their annual fashion s how,Cruisininto Spring o n Feb. 22. SALT meets Tuesday SEBRING The H ighlands County Seniors a nd Law Enforcement T ogether (SALT) Council w ill hold its monthly educat ional forum on Tuesday at G ood Shepherd Hospice, 1 110 Hammock Road. This i s the first forum for the new f iscal year and the topic of d iscussion will be the schedu le of events and future m eeting sites and discussion t opics. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge,however reservations are requested. To reserve a seat at this presentation contact SALT president Janet Tindell at 443-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office at 402-7369.Memorial SAC meetsAVON PARK Memorial Elementary School will hold the monthly School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Media Center. Participants do not need to be a voting member to attend and join in the SAC meeting.UDC to meetLAKE PLACID Capt. John Wesley Whidden Chapter UDC will meet at Peppercorns Restaurant at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The program will be Haunted Battlefields of Chickamauga and Shiloh. Call 471-6499. Continued from A2 Community Briefs Obituaries b uilding was also ransacked. Sramek was taken to the H ighlands County Jail, w here he is being held witho ut bond. Investigators also arrested D aryl Matthew Tomblin,31, w ho has both Sebring and O keechobee addresses,and c harged him with dealing in s tolen property. He was not i n the car with Sramek,Hays s aid,but was identified as a r esult of the investigation. He is being held at the c ounty jail in lieu of $15,000 b ond. Deputies were patrolling t he area as part of a team e ffort by the Sheriffs Office C rime Suppression Team and Criminal Investigations Unit, Hays said. It is very difficult for our road patrol deputies to find time in between calls for help to give special time and attention to these type situations,Sheriff Susan Benton said Thursday. Captain (Randy) LaBelle and Lieutenants (John) Barcinas and (James) McGann put the teams together and these bad guys got our full attention today. Anyone with information on this or other burglaries along U.S. 27 is requested to contact Detective Ross Porter of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 402-7274. Continued from A1 Burglary stopped due to traffic stop LOIS ELLINGTON Lois Voyles Ellington,89, of Ellenton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3,2013. Born in A nderson,S.C.,she moved t o Ellenton in 2001 from A von Park,Fla. She and her l ate husband,Rev. Thomas E llington,served many c hurches across Florida prior t o his death in 1983. She w as a Secretary for her B aptist Association,was a m ember of the Florida B aptist Convention,the W MU and First Baptist C hurch of Palmetto. Lois is survived by her t wo daughters,Tonda E. ( Jim) Bost of Franklin,N.C., a nd Melissa E. (Jeff) H iggins of Palmetto,Fla.; b rother,Harold Voyles of D allas,N.C.; four grandchild ren and six great-grandchild ren. The family will have a c elebration of Loiss life at M elissas house,1720 8th S treet West,Palmetto on S unday,Oct. 6,2013 from 24 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery,Eustis on Monday,Oct. 7,2013 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice,5595 Rand Blvd., Sarasota,FL 34238. Online guestbook available at Arrangements by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. REBECCA MARCHANT Rebecca (Becky) Ann (Ewell) Marchant of Arcadia,Fla.,died Saturday, Sept. 7,2013. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 16 at First Baptist Church in Avon Park. In lieu of flowers,contributions can be made to your favorite charity. Cremation arrangements were handled by Kay Ponger and Uselton Funeral Home in Port Charlotte,Fla. RUSSELL OLESON May 25,1924 July 28, 2013 Russell Julius Oleson,of Avon Park,Fla.,passed away July 28, Ellington Continued on page A8


t o make Florida the top busin ess location in the world. We have to make this the p lace where businesses can b e more successful,he told t he audience. Florida is the l and of opportunity we h ave better education,lower t axes and we are the gateway t o Latin America. The governor told the a udience that recent statist ics show that Florida fourth g raders are second in the n ation in reading. He also r ecognized a number of stud ents in attendance both f rom the Science, T echnology,Engineering and M athematics (STEM) prog ram as well as those partici pating in the International B accalaureate program Scott told the crowd that g overnment should allow p eople to be successful and t o make it easy to do busin ess I believe in the dream. I b elieve that anything is poss ible in this country,Scott s aid. It does not matter w here you start rich or p oor,rural area or big city a nything is possible. There s hould be no limitations. Saying that Florida is c ompeting with the rest of t he world,he noted that b usinesses could not be succ essful if they could not r ecruit good people. T herefore,the link between e ducation and economic d evelopment is vital. If we dont tie education t o economic development, w e dont win,he said. I h ave not talked to anybody i n college who expects to be u nemployed. They all want j obs. Scott told students in the audience that their responsibility was to determine a job path for themselves and to weigh the cost of their education against the benefit they expected to see in the workplace after they graduate. To that end,Scott said that currently there are 260,000 job availabilities in the state. He attributed that to the lowering of taxes and the reduction of regulations,which has allowed businesses hampered by the recession to now be allowed to flourish. Following the recovery of tourism,agriculture and the manufacturing sector Scott pointed to technology as the next step in the process. He noted recent expansions by Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld as current economic indicators as well as large agricultural purchases made in Florida by the Coca Cola company. Florida is the fourth biggest state in aerospace and aviation jobs and the military industry is moving here because we are military-friendly,he said. Those trends,Scot maintained,demonstrate that Florida is moving in the right direction. We need to get our students involved in science, technology,engineering and math,he said. Scott pointed to a recent discussion he'd had with an un-named technology business that had made a significant amount of new hires none of which had been schooled in America. That cannot be allowed to continue,he said. Scott pledged to continue to work on the improvement of education and the resolution of business problems in the state. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Page A7 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 10/6/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 8 2 5 RIDGE INSURANCE AGENCY; 5.542"; 3"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 3 2 7 9 2 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 10/6,13; 0 0 0 3 2 7 9 5 Continued from A1 Governor talks education Special to the News-SunBRADENTON Big B rothers Big Sisters A ssociation of Florida (BBBS AF) announced that the s tate of Florida has approved a specialty BBBSAF license p late for sale to all Florida t ag owners. The plates will n ot only raise money from all s ales of the new license plate f or BBBSAF but will also c reate a state-wide awaren ess. Proceeds will be used t o help BBBSAF fund its m entoring programs for child ren throughout the state. A thousand vouchers must b e purchased on or before J une 1,2015. Once the goal of 1,000 vouchers has been met,production of plates will begin. Vouchers for the new plates can now be purchased at local County Tax Collectors offices for $25 plus county registration service fees. We are extremely excited to launch our specialty license plate program,said Jody Clifford,CEO BBBS Association of Florida. We invite community members to take their support on the road and buy their plates today to help generate much-needed revenue to expand mentoring opportunities for children in Florida. For more information on the BBBS license plate program,or how you can be an inspiration to a child,visit Organized in 1995,Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our statewide capacity-building initiatives assist to sustain and advance the 13 Big Brothers Big Sisters member agencies to provide children across Florida with long-term,nurturing,oneto-one mentoring relationships with caring adults to change the lives of our children for the better. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers specialty license plate Courtesy photo The state of Florida has approved this specialty license plate for sale to all Florida tag owners. The plates will raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida, as well as create statewide awareness.


2013. He was 89 years old. Russ was born May 25, 1924 in Cassoday, Kansas to Pheba Jane (Blythe) O leson and Julius Samuel O leson. The family moved to D wight,Kansas in 1929. R uss graduated from Dwight H igh School in 1942 and e arned a Bachelor of Arts d egree in Journalism from t he University of Kansas in 1 950,where he was a memb er of Phi Kappa Sigma frat ernity. He served in the U.S. A rmy from 1943-1946,and w as honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. He earned t he American Theater S ervice Ribbon,European T heatre Services Ribbon w ith two Bronze Stars,a G ood Conduct Medal,and W WII Victory Medal. Russ shared his love of s ports and nature as a prof essional outdoor sports w riter for 30 years,includi ng newspapers in Fort W ayne,Ind.,Tampa Bay, F ort Lauderdale,and Avon P ark,Fla. Retired in 1980 f rom the Fort Lauderdale S un-Sentinel,he continued t o freelance with various o utdoor magazines and was t he editor of the Southern A nchor and Southern Star, b oth boating and fishing n ews magazines in Fort L auderdale. Russ was pre-deceased by h is parents and by siblings L owell Oleson,M.E. (Jim) O leson,Berniece (Oleson) W ray,Irene (Oleson) C lassen,and Inez (Oleson) N ordeen. He is survived by n ephews Kent Wray of R olla,Mo.,Lynn Nordeen of L os Angeles,Calif.,Gary O leson of Houston,Texas, and Steve Oleson of Austin, Texas,and their wives and children. CLARK MELVIN PITT Feb. 23, 1918Sept. 23,2013 The beloved friend,husband,father, grand to great-greatgrandfather passed away the evening of Monday,Sept. 23 in his home surrounded by his family at the age of 95. He now walks in Gods garden with his parents Lina Willis and George Pitt as well as his siblings Cecil,Marshall and Dorothy,and first wife Lucille Orr. His memory lives on with his five children,Edwin,Suzanne,James and Kathleen and second wife,Daisy Hurd and her four children,George,Linda, Roy,and Sylvia. Clark was born in Center Village,Ohio. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps after high school to see the United States and raise money for college. He graduated from Capital University in 1943,where he met and married his wife of 57 years,Lucille B. Orr. He began his teaching career at Summit Station Sr. High in Ohio. He and Lucille moved to Opa-locka with their four kids in 1958 where he continued his teaching career for an additional 21 years until he retired from Carol City Jr. High. While in the Miami area he was an integral part of raising not only his children but also his grandchildren,and an active member/deacon of Faith Lutheran church. He and Lucille moved to Sebring in 1979,where he substituted at Sebring High for a number of years and was an active member and deacon of church. He was first president of the Orchid Society of Highlands County,where he had a orchid named after him (Laeliocatanthe Clark Pitt),member of the Caladium Club,The Gem and Mineral Club and the Woodcarvers Club. A memorial service will be held on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Springlake Presbyterian, 5887 U.S. 98. His ashes will be laid to rest within the Orr family plot in in Johnstown, Ohio in an additional service. Flowers may be sent to the church or donations to any local hospice may be made in his memory. SCOTT STARAI Scott Michael Starai,47, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3,2013 at his home in Georgia surrounded by his loving family following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 21,1966,son of Joseph Starai and the late Calli (Ragland) Starai. Scott married the love of his life,the former Christine Morin,on Dec. 30,2005. He loved the four seasons that Vermont has to offer. He was often found spending time with his family during those seasons either camping at Appletree Bay,boating on Lake Champlain,snowmobiling across the many trails Vermont has to offer or simply snowshoeing through the fields. Scott was a car enthusiast and held a passion for them from fast ones to classic ones to even building model ones. For many years hespent restoring his Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible with his manyfriends. Scott owned Advance Towing & Repair in Milton where his passion for cars and their owners showed as he and his wife built a reliable and reputable business. Scott will be deeply missed by his family and by his many loyal customers whom he called friends. Scott is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Christine Chris(Morin) Starai of Georgia; two sons, Charles Starai of Milton,and Zachary Saine of Georgia; his daughter,Samantha Starai of Georgia; his father, Joseph Starai of Chicago, Ill.; mother-in-law,Lucille Morin of Williston; brother, Jeff Starai of Florida; sister, Jodi Bateman and husband, James of Florida; two brothers-in-law and their families, Roger Morin and wife Bea of Plattsburg,and Bob Morin of Milton; two sisters-in-law, Paulette Appolonia and husband Peter of Texas,and Lorraine Tomilson of Burlington; two grandsons, several aunts,uncles,niece s, nephews,cousins,many lov ing close and supportive friends. The family would like to extend many thanks to all those who helped with his care you were all so suppor tive. Per Scotts wishes there will be no public visiting hours held. A celebration of Scotts life will be held on Sunday,Oct. 6,2013 at 3:3 0 p.m. at United Church of Fairfax with Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of th e family. Memorial contributions in Scotts memory may be made to A.W. Rich Funeral Home and the family invite you to share your memories and condolences by visiting Page A8 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page would dad; 0 0 0 3 2 7 7 1 SFSC 6x10.5 color Obituaries Oleson Starai Pitt Continued from page A6


Special to the News-SunSEBRING Earl Huntzinger,store manager of Office Max,along with three of his employees visited Fred Wild Elementary School on Oct. 1 to surprise Carolyn Cooper for the Office Max A Day Made Better Award. Teachers are asked to meet extraordinary expectations in the classroom yet are not armed with essential resources to succeed. In fact, to the average American teacher,back to school means spending approximately $1,000 out of their own pockets each year on school supplies for their classrooms and students. Today through A Day Made Better,OfficeMax associates are going into 1,000 classrooms across the country to surprise teachers with a total of $1 million in much needed school supplies donated by OfficeMax. Were honored to surprise Carolyn Cooper of Fred Wild Elementary School with the OfficeMax A Day Made Better award,$1,000 in classroom supplies,a new chair,and flowers to reward and recognize her incredible work and provide much needed supplies for her classroom,Huntzinger said. Cooper was Fred Wild Elementarys Teacher of the Year last school year. Over the past seven years, A Day Made Better and OfficeMax Goodworks programs have contributed more than $25 million in grants and supplies to support more than 31,000 teachers and their classrooms. The OfficeMax A Day Made Better program aims to help end the need for teacher-funded classrooms by creating awareness, encouraging support for teachers and helping provide essential classroom supplies to many deserving teachers. SFSC offers a Certified Crop A dvisors seminar AVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges C orporate Education D epartment is offering a C ertified Crop Advisors C ontinuing Education semi nar. The seminar will be h eld from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. T hursday,Oct. 31 at SFSC H ighlands Campus, B uilding T,Room 20. Ten contact hours will be a warded for attending the f ull day,five contact hours f or each of the two educat ional areas. Register for a h alf day if credits in only o ne of the educational a reas are needed. The two e ducational areas covered i n this seminar are Nutrient M anagement from 8 a.m. t o 1 p.m.,and Integrated P est Management from 1-6 p .m. A working lunch and s nacks are included. R egistration deadline is M onday,Oct. 28. For more information,or t o request a registration p acket,contact Lorrie Key a t 784-7033 or by emailing C orporateTraining@southf Radio personality can be seen on Internet WATERTOWN,N.Y. A lan Walts,a popular long t ime Central Florida radio a nd nightclub personality, c an once again be heard ( and seen) in the area by w ay of the Internet. Walts,last heard in the s unshine state on WLBE ( Leesburg-Orlando) and W OTS (KissimmeeO rlando) returned to his h ometown of Watertown, N .Y. in 2005 to be near his s on. Walts continued his b roadcasting career in the N orth Country,first as a n ews anchor at WWTI-TV i n Watertown and then taki ng over the hosting duties o f Watertowns Morning N ews at 790WTNY in 2 009. On Oct. 1 the managem ent of 790WTNY a nnounced the installation a nd activation of an in-stud io camera,referred to ona ir as the Morning Cam, t hus providing the planet w ith a window to the i nformative,entertaining a nd rather off-beat world o f Walts and co-host (and W TNY News Director) N athan Lehman. For three years Nate a nd I were told we would b e getting a camera in the studio,Walts said. We cant believe its actually happened! This is a tremendous opportunity for me to reconnect with my many friends and listeners in Central Florida,Walts said from his Watertown home. This is going to be a gas! Among the stations where Walts was heard during his 28 years in Florida were WSIR (Winter Haven),WQPD (Lakeland),WHBO (Tampa),WKIQ (Inverness),WIPC (Lake Wales) and WSEB (Sebring) as well as the aforementioned stations in the Orlando market. Walts also served for six years as the voice of the Neon Armadillo nightclub at the now closed Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World. Watertowns Morning News can be viewed from 6-9 a.m. at Advantage Realty recognizes associatesSEBRING ERA Advantage Realty of Highlands County recently announced its highest-producing sales associates at their monthly team meeting for the month of September Top Listing Associate Andreja Cranmer and Top Sales Associate Darrin Mills. Through their dedication, these professionals lead our local real estate market by providing each client the most comprehensive services, remarked Greg Karlson, Broker/owner. Our top producers truly embody the ERA core values of innovation,teamwork and superior service and exemplify ERA Advantage Realtys commitment to hard work and customer satisfaction. Cranmer can be reached by calling 451-6400,or email Cranmer at Mills can be reached by calling 202,or email ERA Advantage Realty is at 743 U.S. 27 South. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Page A9 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 7.444"; 6"; Black; oct ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 7 4 AFFORDABLE CARE; 3.639"; 8"; Black; main A TBD; 0 0 0 3 2 7 7 4 Business Special to the News-SunSEBRING As Mandy Carlisle sat b edside while hospice caregivers tende d to her father,she was certainly not t hinking of her career. She had been a h ospice nurse for several years but in t hose difficult moments her perspective c hanged. Nursing ceased to be a career a nd became Carlisles calling. As a hospice caregiver,there is h onor in what we get to do for people b efore they die,Carlisle said. The e xperience with my father provided a d ifferent,more compassionate perspect ive on hospice patients and their famil ies and created a desire within me to c are for them the way they desired to b e cared for. Carlisles career began working as a c ertified nursing assistant in a hospital a nd long term care facility. At the same t ime,Carlisle attended South Florida S tate College in Avon Park to become a l icensed practical nurse. The Sebring woman eventually joined the medical team at Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care and decided to pursue a Registered Nurse degree. Her dedication to her patients ultimately resulted in Carlisle recently being named Cornerstone Hospices Patient Care Supervisor in Highlands and Hardee counties. Mandy has laid a solid foundation for a successful career with Cornerstone and she is an exceptional nurse leader,said Deborah Harley, MSW,executive director of Cornerstone Hospice in Highlands, Hardee,and Polk counties. In her new role,Carlisle supervises the nurses and staff who deal directly with hospice patients in their homes,in the hospital or in a long-term care facility. She also educates members of the community about the benefits of hospice care. I grew up in Highlands County and the opportunity to care for friends,former teachers,neighbors is such an honor. We come into peoples homes at such a difficult time and the level of trust that comes from that is unmatched,Carlisle said. I have such a great team of hospice caregivers and it is a pleasure to supervise them. Carlisle resides in Sebring with her husband and three children. Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care,Inc.,a not-for-profit,community organization since 1984,provides comfort and care to Central Florida families experiencing life-limiting illnesses. More than 5,000 people in Highlands, Hardee,Lake,Orange,Osceola,Polk, and Sumter counties benefit from Cornerstone programs each year. Enhanced patient and family care is made possible through the generous support of individuals and groups. For more information,to donate,or to volunteer,call 888-728-6234 or visit Cornerstones Carlisle takes a path to hospice leadership Office Max makes A Day Made Better at FWE Courtesy pho to Mandy Carlisle was recently named Cornerstone Hospices Patient Care Supervisor in Highlands and Hardee counties. Snapshots Cranmer Mills Courtesy photo Carolyn Cooper (center) receives the Office Max A Day Made Better Award, along with $1,000 in classroom supplies, including the new chair that she is sitting in. Earl Huntzinger, store manager, made the presentation with the assistance of Fred Wild Elementary School principal Page Green.


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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 6, 2013Page A11 rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:GC-12-000936 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. WALTON PEART; SHEENA PEART; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, creditors,and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,will on the 20th day of November,2013,at 11:00 o'clock the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M.,offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash,the following-described property situate in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 7,OF OAK LANE SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 38,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001037 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE M.PONTES A/K/A GEORGE PONTES,WAUCHULA STATE BANK,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 17,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 23,BLOCK 1,RIVERSIDE ESTATES SECTION ONE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 49,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:7512 E HORSE HAMMOCK RD,AVON PARK,FL 33825; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,on November 7,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k September 29; October 6,2013 ONE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:313 CLOVERLEAF ROAD,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on November 7,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k September 29; October 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000964 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. CURTIS SHERROD A/K/A CURTIS P.SHERROD,MARGARET SHERROD A/K/A MARGARET L.SHERROD AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 17,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 66,TWIN LAKE ESTATES SECTION IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000536 SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. JOHN T.MAHONEY,III,LAKE JUNE POINTE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN T.MAHONEY, III,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 17,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 9,BLOCK 2,LAKE JUNE POINTE PHASE ONE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 34,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:711 SUNSET POINTE DRIVE,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,on November 7,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk September 29; October 6,2013 Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 29,2013,entered in the above-captioned action,Case No.28 2010-CA-001374,the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,with bidding beginning at 11:00 a.m.Eastern Time at the Jury Assembly Room at the Courthouse,430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 on December 3,2013,the following described property as set forth in said final judgment,to-wit: LOT 19,BLOCK 64,OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 15,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 51,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 August 30,2013. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863) 534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. October 6,13,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28 2010-CA-001374 U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2006-7 HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-7, Plaintiff, -vsMARTHA RAMOS,etc.,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:2013-300-GCS HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB,LAKESIDE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, vs. DOLORES C.AST,et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment entered in this cause on October 1,2013,in Case No. 2013-300-GCS,in the Circuit Court,in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB,LAKESIDE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,INC.,is the Plaintiff,and DOLORES C.AST,,etc., are the Defendants,I will sell,pursuant to the terms of said Summary Final Judgment, to the highest and best bidder for cash,in at the Highlands County Courthouse,in the Jury Assembly Room,430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870,on Wednesday,the 20th day of November,2013,at 11:00 a.m.,the following described real property located in Highlands County,Florida,to-wit: Unit Numbers and Week Numbers in HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB,LAKESIDE I,A Condominium,according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof,as recorded in Official Records Book 735,Page 0082,in the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. Unit Weeks 02 13 05 01,02 08 09 11 01,03,11 12 23 13 04 Unit Numbers and Week Numbers in HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB,LAKESIDE II, A Condominium,according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof,as recorded in Official Records Book 804,Page 0001,in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Unit Weeks 19 12 20 02 24 14 WITNESS My Hand and Official Seal of this Court,this 2nd day of October,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk NOTICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTE 45.031 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. HH1 ATTENTION:PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,a t no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator Highlands County Courthouse,430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870; Tel.: 863-402-6565; if you are hearing or voice impaired,Call 1-800-955-8771; THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMATION LINE. October 6,13,2013 than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,Highlands County,Florida,this 13th day of September,2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk September 29; October 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE No.:12-CA-001130 WELLS FARGO BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1,2006 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLE LLC TRUST 2006-HE2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE2, Plaintiff, vs. MARJORIE O'MEARS AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS,LLC; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 13,2013,and entered in Case No.12CA001130 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLE LLC TRUST 2006-HE2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-HE2,is Plaintiff and MARJORIE O'MEARS AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS,LLC,are Defendants,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M.on the 15th day of November,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 44 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 43, BLOCK 426,SEBRING SUMMIT SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. STREET ADDRESS:1731 ROBERTA AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon,which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale,if any,other IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000708 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-9; Plaintiff, vs. JOHN S.NELSON II,ET.AL; Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that,in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 29,2013,in the above-styled cause,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse,located at 430 S.COMMERCE AVE.,SEBRING,FLORIDA 33870,at 11:00 AM on December 3,2013,the following described property: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 FO THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 11,TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.SUBJECT TO EASEMENT FOR EGRESS,INGRESS,REGRESS AND UTILITIES,AS FOLLOWS; THE NORTH 25 FEET OF THE WEST 25 FEET. Property Address:275 OTTER TRL,SEBRING,FL 33875 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. WITNESS my hand on 29th day of August,2013. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court,Highlands County (COURT SEAL) 12-02987 October 6,13,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:09001270GCS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, v. JESUS M.BENITEZ A/K/A JESUS BENITEZ; MARCIA DE NARDO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS NKA NATALIE LANG, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated September 4,2013,entered in Civil Case No. 09001270GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 5th day of November,2013,at 11:00 the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 2,IN BLOCK 1,OF PALM HAVEN,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,PAGE 17,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A FLEE DOUBLEWIDE HOME,TITLE #16508961/16508962 I.D. #GAFL2A918052112/GAFL2B918052112, WHICH IS AFFIXED AND ATTACHED TO THE LAND AND IS A PART OF THE REAL PROPERTY. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION:PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830 Phone:(863) 534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Office of the Court Administrator FL Phone:(863) 534-4686 TDD:(863) 534-7777 DATED AT SEBRING,FLORIDA THIS 4th DAY OF SEPTEMBER,2013. By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak,D.C. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA September 29; October 6,2013 ing described property: THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF LOT 24 AND THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF LOT 23,LESS THE EAST 10 FEET THEREOF,IN RAAB & WINTERS SUBDIVISION,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 28,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property Address:900 NORTH LAKE AVENUE,AVON PARK,FL 33825 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. WITNESS my hand on 29th day of August,2013. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court,Highlands County (COURT SEAL) 11-12089 October 6,13,2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000079 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS,INC.; Plaintiff, vs. V IVIAN L.MCKENZIE,ET.AL; Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that,in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 29,2013,in the above-styled cause,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse,located at 430 S.COMMERCE AVE.,SEBRING,FLORIDA 33870,at 11:00 AM on December 3,2013,the follow1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155HAVING SOMETHING TO SELL AND NOT ADVERTISING IS LIKE WINKING IN THE DARK. YOU KNOW WHAT YOURE DOING BUT NO ONE ELSE DOES


Page A12News-SunSunday, October 6, Century Storage Bayview 2609 Bayview St. Sebring,FL 33870 863-386-0880 Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units lcoated at Century Storage Bayview 2609 Bayview St.,Sebring,FL 33870 on October 25,2013 at 11:00 AM.Contents are to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. Unit Number Tenant Name A 040 Yeager,Katherine B201 Wallace,Kayla B213 Schaad,Beth D240 Taylor,Frederick NEAL D270 Vega,Laura F433 Makris,Basil G485 Gregory,Martha H621 Janssen,Gary I673 Weeks,Tara J735 Lambert,Steven K767 Muha,Zachry L1106 Holdman-Johnson,Ruth Sale is being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash Only.Contents to be removed within 48 hours of the sale. October 6,13,2013 LEGAL NOTICE The Highlands County Sheriff's Office has custody of the following found items.If no claim is made,the items will be disposed of in accordance with the law.Those people missing items that may match the description given should contact the Sheriff's Office at 402-7220 Monday,Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm to set up an appointment. Blue Yamaha 4 wheeler PS3 22 caliber revolver w/holster Gold in color ring Misc gold in color jewelry Kenmore microwave 32' TV Push lawn mower Shwinn bicycle Paddle boat Next BMX bike Men's mountain bike Misc gold in color jewelry Dirt bike Modem,cable box & DVD player Push mower Cell phone Smart phone 22 caliber revolver .38 revolver .45 semi-automatic handgun 12GA shotgun October 6,13,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000676 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO R.VILLANUEVA,et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE SANDRA M.VILLANUEVA REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED 6/25/95 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS:UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS:UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County,Florida: LOT 167,OAKBROOK,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 138,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication,if any,on Ronald R.Wolfe & Associates, P.L,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway,Suite 200,Tampa, Florida 33634,and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 16th day of September,2013. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC-R-marperez-Team 1-F13010099-F13010099 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & A ssociates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766,not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. September 29; October 6,2013 case pending in said Court,the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus,if any,resulting from the foreclosure sale,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 11th day of September, 2013. A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired,call 711. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) September 29; October 6,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 6, 2013Page A13 CADILLAC STS'06. 1 Owner. Diamond White. Loaded, all power, navigation & sunroof. Excel cond. $10,500. Priced to sell FAST!!!!. 863-243-3035 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 Transportation 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 -PRE-MOVING SALE, 3307 Baxter Ave., Oct. 10-11-12, 8am to 4pm. Huge sale. Ceder chest, desk chair, glider chair, cut glasses, set of china, Terra dishes, books, VCR tapes, cookware, toys, clothes, tools, ext. ladder, step ladder, misc. AVON PARK 1448 E. Claradge Ave. Thur FriSat, October 10, 11, 12. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WASHER &DRYER Good Cond. Both for $100. OBO 863-835-0803 TRICYCLE, ADULT,Trail Mate. Like new tires. Good cond. $100. Call 863-385-7520 TOWING MIRRORSSlide over factory mirrors for Ford F-150 Lariat 2006 up. $20. 863-453-7027 REFRIGERATOR "FRIGIDAIRE Good Condition. $75. OBO. 863-835-0803 R.V. AIRConditioning Cover for 13,500 A/C, color white. $10. 863-453-7027 CRIB W/MATTRESS& PAD Graco. Like new. $100. 863-442-6470 7310Bargain Buys WAGON *AGRI FAB H.D.2000 (4 wheeled) Capacity up to 2,000 lbs. max., 61" long X 37" wide w/ 14" high sides, Removable tailgate. Very Nice! $150.00. Phone 863-453-7027 BARBER CHAIRS(3), 3 Hairstyling Chairs & Equipment. Best Offer. 863-453-0392. 7300Miscellaneous SLEEPER SOFAQueen Size, La-Z-Boy. Excel cond. Very Clean. $350. Call 863-453-5216. BEAUTIFUL -Solid Cherry dresser, Hide-a-bed, Couch & Loveseat Set, End tables & Coffee tables ( Glass), 2 pc. Dining Set, Lamps, etc! Call 863-453-0392 7180FurnitureHD TV65" Mitsubishi DLP two lamps, remote and HDMI connections; stereo speakers. Low price $250.00 Call 863-214-3178. 7100 TV ,Radio & Stereo 7000 MerchandiseWISH TORENT A COMPLETELY FURNISHED HOME in Lake Placid area for January March 2014. Call 765-505-0305 6650Wanted toRent SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled living, dining, kit., bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator w/ water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets or Smokers. 863-835-0061 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 SEBRING 2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 AVON PARKClean, 2/2, 1 car garage House in safe, quiet neighborhood. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, lawn service. No pets or Smoking. $700/mo. + $700 security. Call 863-452-5024 6300 Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACED2 BR, 1BA, Lake Istokpoga privileges, C/H/A, Screen room. Country setting on 5 lots. Reduced rent for Maintenance help. Call 863-699-0045 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING Free 1/2 month rent, free cable. Lar ge / V ery Clean 1BR/1BA. New Paint, Mini blinds, Verticals, tile floor. A/C. Quiet /Safe No last month. 863-385-1999 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. 863-446-1822 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING DUPLEX2/1. Available now. Tile floors, washer/dryer hook up, CHA, no smoke. Will consider small pets. $500 per mo. + $400 sec. Call 863-655-0982 SEBRING 2/1 2202 Wightman Ave. $500/mo. & $300 sec. dep. Nice & large. 2019 Wightman Ave. $550/mo. & $300 sec. dep. New kitchen, new tile, totally remodeled. 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 6050 Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile Homes 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial THE OAKSAT AVON Has the following Positions available: *CNA'S Full Time. Interested Applicants may apply at 1010 Hwy. 27 N, Avon Park, FL.33825 or Fax Resume to: TAMMY PADILLA @ 863-453-5308 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 ROYAL CAREof Avon Park We are currently expanding our Facility, With our New Rehab Building Current Positions Available Physical Therapist Physical Therapist Assistant C.N.A. with minimum of one-year experience Come and be a part of an experienced and dynamic staff. SNF experience a plus! Contact Maria Perez, HR Director, (863) 453-6674/ EOE/MF/DFWP 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 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. LIL WIZARDSACADEMY Is Looking for VPK Child Care Teachers. VPK Endorsement, Service Hours, CPR & First Aid required. 863-381-9676 or email 2100Help Wanted PHYSICAL THERAPYDIRECTOR An opportunity for a strong PT or SLP looking to run a rehab department in Avon Park, FL. This position requires a minimum of 1 year of SNF experience and management experience is preferred. Ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to grow with this department. Candidate also needs to have an understanding of the rules and regulations of medicare as they pertain to therapy. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please send resume with salary requirements to or apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 453-6674/ EOE/MF/DFWP P/T CHURCHFINANCIAL secretary needed. Must have experience in Excel, Microsoft Word, with a knowledge of Quick Books. Call 453-6681 for details. HIGHLANDS RIDGEGOLF COURSE currently has restaurant and golf shoppositions available at both the North and South Courses. Interestedapplicants should apply, in person, by visiting the golf shop at the NorthCourse, 4100 Carter Creek Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. For more information,please contact Mike Lamere at 863.471.1115 CONTRACTOR/REMODELER NEEDSassistant w/valid drivers license, reliable transportation van preferred, tools/experience helpful. 863-253-3034, 863-414-7535. 2100Help WantedH2A COMPLETEII, Inc 10 drivers needed to drive 15 passenger vans, you must have a Valid Drivers License, Federal and Florida Farm Labor Contractor Licenses or can obtain the license to drive van transporting citrus hand harvesters to and from groves/fields daily and to grocery store and other commercial establishments. Work on Saturdays required and may be offered on Sundays. Drivers will perform daily maintenance and safety checks and assist mechanics in repairing or servicing the vans as needed. Drivers will also harvest citrus fruit by hand under Supervisors instructions. Worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18' to 22' ladder from the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. (Equipment/tools provided at no cost to worker) A fully loaded sack weighs approximately 80 and 100 pounds, depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possible injury to themselves or other workers. Remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When picking sack is full take full sack to fruit container located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into container. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the container. Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean-up work. These activities may include removing ladders, debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas, pruning, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, may maintain fence lines. The highest of $9.97 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, ¾ guarantee, 35 hrs per week, maybe required to work additional hours, housing and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply or send resume to the nearest State Workforce/Job Center in your area: FL 863-385-3672, AL 256-259-1835, GA 404-656-6000, MS 662-842-4371, using job order FL 9809770, 2100Help WantedCHECK 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. 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By DAVID DEGENARO News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The District 1 1-6Aplay was underway f or the Sebring Blue Streaks o n Friday night at Firemens F ield as they were scheduled t o face the Lake Region T hunder. The Blue Streaks, l ed by Ladante H arriss strong showi ng of three first half t ouchdowns and four o verall, took a 44-14 w in over the Thunder. Harris had a spec ial night, and he is s howing how good he is, s aid Sebring head coach L aVarr Scott. Harris combining rushes, p ass receptions and punt r eturn to total more than 350 y ards on the night. The scoring started off for t he Blue Streaks half way t hrough the first quarter w hen Harris ran the ball 71 y ards in for a touchdown. Lake Region couldnt get a nything going for them a fter that drive so they set u p to punt it away. But it was blocked and returned for a Blue Streak touchdown by Jarvis Bridges. Then a fumble late in the quarter put the Streaks in good scoring position as the clock ran out with the score at 12-0 Sebring. With 8:44 to go in the second quarter, Toni Jenkins ran the ball two yards in for a touchdown to put the Streaks ahead of the Thunder 18-0. Two minutes later Harris would return a punt 64 yards for another Sebring score, and when Hunter Livingston hit the extra point the score would be 25-0 Sebring. With the first half almost coming to a close Harris struck again with a 53 yard TD on a reverse in which he bobbed and weaved through the Thunder defense to make the score 31-0 to end the half. The Streaks wouldnt end there, following a 43-yard rush by AJ Gayle, Jair Watson threw up a 20-yard pass to you Harris for another Streaks touchdown making it 37-0. The Lake Region squad wouldnt go quietly though as Jordan Williams ran 10 yards for a touchdown to get the Thunder on the board at 37-7. Halfway into the fourth the Thunders Ogarth Hutton came rumbling into the end zone as well. The Blue Streaks Connor Cook put the finishing touches on the match, however, as he ran the ball in for a touchdown with 14 seconds left on the clock that would end the game 44-14. This tough Sebring Squa d is now 4-1 overall, 1-0 in district play, and will trave l to Teneroc next week to take on the Titans. Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK The game plan for the visiting Clewiston Tigers was simple enough run the ball until you stop us. And thats what they did, with little stopping them in Fridays 49-7 win at Avon Park. The Tigers totaled 380 rushing yards on 27 carries for the night. And yet, for a moment there in the first quarter, there seemed to be the sort of turnaround that Red Devil head coach Wade Jackson has been looking for. With Clewiston already having rumbled out to a 140 lead and on the march News-Sun Sunday, October 6, 2013 BSection Sports By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLake Placid headed down t o Moore Haven Thursday to t ake part in a four-team meet, i ncluding the host Terriers, D eSoto and county compatrio t Avon Park. And when the respective 5 Ks were run by both the b oys and the girls of each s chool, it was the Dragons c oming away with wins on b oth ends. The boys won in grand f ashion, with Dalton Shelton, C arlos Santana and Julian O bergo taking the top three f inishes to contribute mightil y to the teams overall score of 23. Avon Park strode into the fourth spot with Logan Lashley finishing just one second behind Obergo, though the next three finishes went to DeSoto. Nic Gregor and Scott Sigrist took eighth and ninth for the Dragons to complete their scoring finishes. Red Devils Juan Patino, Chase Langston and Jovani Hernandez went 11th, 12th and 13th, before Kenny Egan took 20th to put Avon Parks point total at 60. It was a much tighter race on the girls side, with Moore Haven taking the top two finishes before Lady Dragon Gabriella Perez took third with a time of 22:55. Atrio of Avon Park girls came next as Jennifer Patino, Brittany Egan and Sarah Becerra went fourth, fifth and sixth to put the Devils in good stead. ADeSoto runner took seventh, but the next five spots went to Dragons to finish out their scoring total at 41. Lady Devil Maria Rojos then grabbed 13th place, and Ashlee Robitaille 15th to complete Avon Parks scoring with a total of 43, barely behind Lake Placid in second place. Dragons go the distance Dan Hoehne/News-S un Ladante Harris races ahead of the pack for the first of his four touchdowns in Sebrings Friday win over Lake Region. Hannah Waller/News-Su n Nick Tuason looks for some running room Friday night against LaBelle, though the Dragons would fall to the visiting Cowboys. By HANNAH WALLER News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID After an exciting Homecoming game win last week, the Lake Placid Dragons were at it again against a district rival, the Labelle Cowboys Friday night. The Dragons couldnt seem to lasso in the Cowboys, as a rough second quarter cost the Dragons the game, with a final score of 59-32. An exciting first quarter kept fans on the edge of their seats at Scarborough Stadium. Only three minutes into the game the Cowboys got on the scoreboard with a 70-yard touchdown run by Jesus Karr, making the score 60. Afumble recovery by Jake Baker at 5:39 gave the Dragons their first score of the night, and the score was tied up. One minute later the CowboysKarr reached the end zone again, making the score 12-6 after a blocked extra point attempt. Obviously not wanting to mess up the pattern, the Dragons were next to score when Eldon McKenzie, who ran an impressive total of 155 yards for the game, ran 40 yards for a touchdown at 1:55. The extra point was good, so the Dragons now had the lead 13-12. The Dragons got the ball back early in the second quarter after a hit by Travis Wiggins caused a fumble for the Cowboys and a recovery by Marquavein Copeland. Although the Dragons were forced to punt at 8:29 after their offensive drive was stopped short. Tackles by Chase Griffin, Copeland, Baker, Tyler Farmer and Malachi McLean slowed down the Cowboy defense, but it wasnt enough to stop Labelles Danny Robinson from making a touchdown at the 3:49 mark. After a two-point conversion, the Cowboys now had the lead 20-13. The Dragonsfirst of many fumbles of the night came at 1:34 in the second quarter, resulting in a touchdown by the CowboysRobinson, making the score 27-13. With only 18 seconds left in the first half, the Cowboys took the opportunity to widen the gap between themselves and the Dragons even more after another fumble by the Dragons was recovered by the Cowboys. A60-yard touchdown run by the Cowboys Jerome Baxter followed and the scoreboard now read 33-13. The first half wasnt over yet, though. After a kickoff return b y Griffin put the Dragons a t the 42-yard line, an interception by the Cowboys Jorge Betancourt and another touchdown run by Baxter finished the first half with an unfavorable score of 40-13. Afew runs by Mckenzie and Jerry Fields got the Dragon offense off to a good start in the second half, but an interception by Eduardo Gonzalez stopped the Dragons in their track s. Just like all the other turnovers during this game for the Dragons, this interception also led to a Cowboy touchdown when Baxter ran it in at 6:32, making the score 46-13. An eighth touchdown came for the Cowboys in the third quarter when Betancourt ran the ball into the end zone at 2:06. With the score now at 53-13, it was most definitely the Dragons turn to score. And score they did as, with 22 seconds left in the third, Copeland made a 3 4yard touchdown run to make the score 53-19. Cowboys corral Dragons Sebring44Lake Region14 LaBelle59Lake Placid32 See LP, Page B4 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Special S TARS Basketball athletes c ompeted Saturday, Sept. 28, a t the First Baptist Church of S ebrings Recreation O utreach Center. Approximately 30 athletes c ompeted in skill drills. There were two levels b eginners and advanced p layers. Each level had different d ivisions according to the a thletes abilities. They all competed in s kills such as passing the ball at a target, shooting free throws, target shooting, and dribbling through a course. They scored points for each skill to receive awards. Overall in the advanced high division, Shawn Squires placed first, Robert Collier, second and Greg Robinson, third. Eddie Thomas was fourth. Also in a different bracket in this division, Gerald Bass got first; Joseph Gonzalez, second; Butch Riley, third; STARS take it to the hoop See STARS, Page B4 Clewiston runs over Devils Courtesy photo A lfred Brown wasnt getting away from Clewistons Josh Rojas on this play in Avon Parks loss Friday night. Courtesy photo STARS athlete Butch Riley prepares to pass to his teammate during competition. See AP, Page B4 Streaks, Harris throw down the Thunder


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-inone prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a chance to win a new vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Download entry form at Contact Habitat for Humanity at 3857156 for more information. Email team information to Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering two more clinics for beginner/intermediate boys and girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills, loco-motor movements, eye/hand coordination and team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for two hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic. The clinics will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturdays Oct. 5 and 12, from 9-11 a.m. each day. The clinic is perfect for middle-school athletes preparing for the school season. Private, specialized training sessions with Coach Crawford will be available immediately following each clinic, from 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, contact Crawford at (863) 385-2377, or at .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 or 425-214-3996. 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, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $28, which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at or leave a message on 863 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. by th e 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. 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, contact Coach Morgan at (863) 699-5010, or morgans@highlands.k12.fl.uLP Baseball/SoftballLAKEPLACID Lake Placid You th Baseball and Softball are holding the ir Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 1 6, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lake June Spor ts Complex, upstairs in the board room. Any interested coaches and parents a re invited to attend.KOC Youth SoccerSEBRING All boys and girls ages 914 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2013 Knigh ts 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 the 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 penal ty 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 The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal servic e organization with 1.8 million members in over 15,000 local councils.Youth BasketballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for their Youth Basketball League ages 415. Questions please call 382-9622. DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 1, Tampa Bay 0 Friday: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday: Tampa Bay at Boston, late Monday, Oct. 7: Boston (Buchholz 121) at Tampa Bay x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston (Peavy 12-5) at Tampa Bay x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Tampa Bay at Boston Detroit 1, Oakland 0 Friday: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday: Detroit at Oakland, late Monday, Oct. 7: Oakland (Parker 12-8) at Detroit (Sanchez 14-8) x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Oakland (Straily 108) at Detroit (Fister 14-9) x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit at OaklandNATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 1, Pittsburgh 1 Thursday: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday, Oct. 6: St. Louis at Pittsburgh x-Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis at Pittsburgh x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Pittsburgh at St. Louis Los Angeles 1, Atlanta 1 Thursday: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday, Oct. 6: Atlanta (Minor 13-9 or Teheran 14-8) at Los Angeles (Ryu 148) x-Monday, Oct. 7: Atlanta at Los Angeles x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Los Angeles at AtlantaLEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)AMERICAN LEAGUEAll games televised by Fox Saturday, Oct. 12: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at OaklandDetroit winner Sunday, Oct. 13: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at OaklandDetroit winner Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner or Oakland-Detroit winner at Tampa Bay Wednesday, Oct. 16: Boston at Oakland-Detroit winner or OaklandDetroit winner at Tampa Bay x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner or Oakland-Detroit winner at Tampa Bay x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at Oakland-Detroit winner x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston or Tampa Bay at OaklandDetroit winnerNATIONAL LEAGUEAll games televised by TBS Friday, Oct. 11: Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Atlanta-Los Angeles winner Saturday, Oct. 12: Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Atlanta-Los Angeles winner Monday, Oct. 14: St. Louis at AtlantaLos Angeles winner or Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at Pittsburgh Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis at AtlantaLos Angeles winner or Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at Pittsburgh x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Atlanta-Los Angeles winner or AtlantaLos Angeles winner at Pittsburgh x-Friday, Oct. 18: Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Atlanta-Los Angeles winner x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Atlanta-Los Angeles winner at St. Louis or Pittsburgh at Atlanta-Los 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 Buffalo230.400112130 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis310.75010551 Tennessee310.7509869 Houston220.50090105 Jacksonville040.00031129 North WLTPctPFPA Cleveland320.60010194 Baltimore220.5009187 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 ___ Thursdays Game Cleveland 37, Buffalo 24 Sundays Games Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at St. Louis, 1 p.m. New England at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Miami, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Carolina at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. Houston at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 11:35 p.m. Open: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington Mondays Game N.Y. Jets at Atlanta, 8:40 p.m.FINALS(Best-of-5) Sunday: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10: Minnesota at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 13: Minnesota at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Wenesday, Oct. 16: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Toronto2 00474 Detroit2 00453 Boston1 00231 Florida1 00242 Ottawa1 00210 Montreal0 10034 Tampa Bay0 10013 Buffalo0 20013 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1 00230 N.Y. Islanders1 00243 Washington1 102910 Carolina0 01123 New Jersey0 11137 Columbus0 10034 Philadelphia0 10013 N.Y. Rangers0 10014WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Colorado2 00492 Winnipeg2004107 Chicago1 00264 St. Louis1 00242 Minnesota0 01123 Dallas0 10024 Nashville0 20037 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Calgary1 01388 Phoenix1 00241 San Jose1 00241 Los Angeles1 10267 Edmonton0 10045 Vancouver0 10014 Anaheim0 10016 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Washington 5, Calgary 4, SO Los Angeles 3, Minnesota 2, SO Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Pittsburgh 3, New Jersey 0 St. Louis 4, Nashville 2 Florida 4, Dallas 2 Phoenix 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 San Jose 4, Vancouver 1 Fridays Games N.Y. Islanders 4, New Jersey 3, SO Ottawa 1, Buffalo 0 Detroit 3, Carolina 2, OT Calgary 4, Columbus 3 Winnipeg 5, Los Angeles 3 Colorado 3, Nashville 1 Saturdays Games Detroit at Boston, late Ottawa at Toronto, late Philadelphia at Montreal, late Columbus at N.Y. Islanders, late Buffalo at Pittsburgh, late Tampa Bay at Chicago, late Florida at St. Louis, late Washington at Dallas, late Anaheim at Minnesota, late Edmonton at Vancouver, late Phoenix at San Jose, late Sundays Games Philadelphia at Carolina, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 8 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA New York1597524837 Sporting KC14106484329 Houston13108473937 Montreal13107464845 Chicago12127434145 Philadelphia11109423839 Columbus12145414041 New England11118414234 Toronto FC51511262945 D.C.3226152055WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Real Salt Lake15106515439 Seattle1586513929 Portland12513494631 Los Angeles13116454637 Colorado1299453731 San Jose12118443241 Vancouver11118414239 FC Dallas101010404246 Chivas USA6178262955 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Fridays Games Chicago 3, D.C. United 0 Houston 1, Montreal 0 Saturdays Games New England at New York, late Toronto FC at Philadelphia, late Sporting KC at Columbus, late FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, late Seattle FC at Colorado, late Sundays Games Chivas USA at Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Portland at Vancouver, 8 p.m.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Tennessee S Michael Griffin $21,000 for a hit on New York Jets WR Stephen Hill. Fined Buffalo S Jim Leonhard $15,750 for unnecessary roughness for striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area. Fined New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson $15,750 fine for roughing the passer and New York Jets LB Quinton Coples $7,875 for a late hit on Tennessee QB Jake Locker. Fined Arizona S Yeremiah Bell $15,750 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Tampa Bay TE Tim Wright, and Arizona DT Darnell Dockett $15,750 for a horsecollar tackle on Tampa Bay RB Doug Martin. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Volleyball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at DeSoto,4 p.m.; Cross Country at LaBelle,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Cross Country hosts meet,4:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Volleyball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at Archbishop McCarthy Invitational,8:30 a.m.; Girls Golf at Polk County Invitational,8 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Lemon Bay,6/7:30 p.m.; Swim at Avon Park,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Ft.Meade,7 p.m.; Girls Golf at Avon Park,4 p.m. SFSC TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Hillsborough,7 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State,5 p.m.; Softball vs.Webber,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball vs.State College of Florida,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Volleyball hosts Tri-Match,vs.Pasco-Hernando,1 p.m.,vs.Indian River,5 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Swim vs.Hardee,Sebring,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Hardee,7 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Hardee,Sebring,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Hardee,7 p.m. W O M E N S C O L L E G E S O C C E R S U N D A Y 2 p m Kentucky at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . S U N T U E S D A Y 8 p m Maryland at North Carolina . . . . . S U N M L B P L A Y O F F S S U N D A Y 4 : 3 0 p m St. Louis at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . T B S 8 p m Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers . . . . . . . T B S M O N D A Y 5 p m Boston at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . T B S 8 : 3 0 p m Oakland at Detroit . . . . . . . . . T B S T U E S D A Y 5 p m Boston at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . T B S 8 : 3 0 p m Oakland at Detroit . . . . . . . . . T B S Times, games, channels all subject to change W N B A P L A Y O F F S S U N D A Y 8 : 3 0 p m Atlanta at Minnesota . . . . . . . E S P N T U E S D A Y 8 p m Atlanta at Minnesota . . . . . . . E S P N 2 A U T O R A C I N G S U N D A Y 2 p m NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400. . . E S P N 5 : 3 0 p m ALMS Oak Tree Grand Prix . . . . E S P N 2 8 p m NHRA Auto-Plus Nationals . . . . E S P N 2 G O L F S U N D A Y N o o n Presidents Cup, Final Day . . . . . . N B C N o o n EuroPGA Vivendi Seve Trophy . . . G O L F 3 p m LPGA Reignwood Classic . . . . . G O L F N F L S U N D A Y 1 p m Jacksonville at St. Louis . . . . . . C B S 6 1 p m Baltimore at Miami . . . . . . . C B S 1 0 1 p m New Orleans at Chicago . . . . . . . F O X 4 : 2 5 p m Denver at Dallas . . . . . . . . . . C B S 8 : 2 0 p m Houston at San Francisco . . . . . . N B C M O N D A Y 8 : 2 5 p m N.Y. Jets at Atlanta . . . . . . . . E S P N LIVESPORTSONTV MLBPlayoffs WNBA Playoffs NFL NHL MLS Transactions Page B2 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Page B3 tickets; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, tickets; 0 0 0 3 2 4 7 6 biz sptlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 2 6 4 1 CITY OF AVON PARK; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, MLK festival; 0 0 0 3 2 6 7 8 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files T iffani Broder, left, and Jacalyn Baldwin helped the Dragons continue their win streak T hursday night with a sweep of visiting Clewiston for their fifth in a row. Keeping the victories coming Dan Hoehne/News-S un Jacque Peart, No. 33, puts the clamps on Thunder running back Gareth Hutton, with the help of Garret Zeegers, No. 56, Dalton McIntyre, No. 44, and Jarvis Bridges, No. 4, as the Blue Streaks took a 44-14 win Friday. Sebring D shows no surrender rfntbr


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Baker 45, Lehigh 0 IMG Academy 35, Monsignor Pace 7 Immaculata-La Salle 30, Westminster Academy 24 Immokalee 67, Golden Gate 7 Indian Rocks 61, Bradenton Christian 0 International Community 54, Merritt Island Christ. 0 Island Coast 34, Cape Coral 14 Jefferson County 48, Branford 14 Jefferson 49, Leto 0 Jesuit 49, Spoto 16 John Carroll Catholic 64, Pompano Beach 0 Jupiter 17, Wellington 13 Kathleen 47, Bartow 14 Kissimmee Osceola 40, Auburndale 7 LaBelle 59, Lake Placid 32 Lake Howell 45, East Ridge 9 Lake Mary 37, Lake Brantley 28 Lake Nona 21, Gateway 7 Lake Wales 55, Poinciana 7 Lakeland Christian 55, Bishop McLaughlin 13 Lakeland 34, George Jenkins 10 Lakewood 38, Boca Ciega 0 Lakewood Ranch 35, North Port 21 Largo 35, Seminole Osceola 7 Leesburg 24, Edgewater 14 Legacy Charter 27, Central Florida Christian 0 Liberty 28, Celebration 13 Liberty County 21, West Gadsden 10 Lincoln 44, Chiles 14 Mainland 62, Deltona 0 Manatee 47, Sarasota Riverview 0 Melbourne Central Catholic 31, First AcademyOrlando 28 Merritt Island 28, Satellite 21 Miami Northwestern 27, Miami Norland 26 Miami Washington 28, Bishop Gorman, Nev. 12 Middleburg 14, Terry Parker 8 Miramar 56, McArthur 0 Monarch 49, Coral Springs 7 Montverde Academy 23, First Academy-Leesburg 0 Moore Haven 55, Evangelical Christian 21 Mount Dora 49, Lake Highland 0 Mulberry 54, Tenoroc 12 Naples 49, Lely 21 Navarre 34, Ft. Walton Beach 7 New Smyrna Beach 54, Pine Ridge 0 Newberry 31, Williston 29 Niceville 28, Tate 6 North Florida Christian 55, Providence 27 North Fort Myers 47, Cypress Lake 26 North Marion 31, Crystal River 16 North Miami 23, North Miami Beach 14 Northview 26, Jay 0 Ocala Trinity Catholic 35, Maclay 0 Ocoee 20, East River 14 Olympia 28, Evans 21 Orlando University 40, Oviedo 35 Oviedo Masters Academy 37, Santa Fe Catholic 14 Oxbridge Academy 41, Jupiter Christian 8 Pace 23, Pine Forest 20 Pahokee 13, Delray American Heritage 10 Palatka 35, Menendez 7 Palm Beach Central 49, Santaluces 36 Palm Beach Gardens 40, Seminole Ridge 28 Palmer Trinity def. Northwest Christian, forfeit Palmetto Ridge 18, Barron Collier 16 Park Vista Community 34, John I. Leonard 0 Pensacola Catholic 45, Mosley 27 Pensacola Washington 14, Milton 6 Pinellas Park 56, St. Petersburg Northeast 0 Plant 47, Riverview 7 Plantation 56, Hollywood Hills 14 Plantation American Heritage 26, Miami Jackson 22 Port Charlotte 43, Fort Myers 18 Port St. Joe 49, Franklin County 6 Raines 46, Baldwin 0 Rickards 39, Choctawhatchee 35 Ridgeview 28, Clay 6 Ridgewood 30, Wesley Chapel 27 Robinson 22, Lennard 14 Sebastian River 20, Martin County 14 Sebring 44, Lake Region 14 Seffner Christian 35, Orlando Christian 11 Sickles 53, Tampa Freedom 13 Sneads 29, Graceville 23 South Dade 35, Miami Southridge 0 South Fork 41, Fort Pierce Westwood 0 South Fort Myers 45, East Lee County 6 South Plantation 26, Douglas 6 South Sumter 38, Pasco 14 South Walton 45, Chipley 38 Southwest Florida Christian 47, Marco Island 0 Southwest Miami 44, Miami Sunset 6 Space Coast 28, Jones 21 Springstead 34, Fivay 0 St. Andrews 39, Pope John Paul II 17 St. Augustine 42, Nease 0 St. Edwards 54, Faith Baptist 28 St. Francis 44, Oak Hall 21 St. John Neumann def. 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Peniel Baptist, forfeit St. Petersburg 28, Palm Harbor University 6 St. Stephens Episcopal 40, Oasis 8 St. Thomas Aquinas 66, South Broward 0 Strawberry Crest 11, Durant 10 Sunlake 20, Mitchell 3 Suwannee 16, Eastside 7 Tampa Bay Tech 54, George Steinbrenner 28 Tampa Catholic 21, Frostproof 16 Tarpon Springs 26, Gibbs 18 Taylor 34, Ormond Beach Calvary Christian 0 Taylor County 34, Madison County 33, OT The Villages 40, Umatilla 27 Treasure Coast 33, St. Lucie Centennial 7 Trenton 49, Hilliard 13 Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 59, Episcopal 7 University Christian 49, Duval Charter 0 Varela 46, Miami Ferguson 18 Venice 48, Dixie Hollins 3 Vernon 15, Cottondale 8 Victory Christian 29, Agape Christian 12 Village Academy 50, Boca Raton Christian 7 Warner Christian 23, Port Orange Atlantic 21 Weeki Wachee 21, Brooksville Central 20 West Boca Raton Comm. 44, Palm Beach Lakes 15 West Florida 47, Bay 6 West Nassau County 24, Andrew Jackson 12 Westminster Christian 44, Chaminade-Madonna College Prep 6 Wewahitchka 34, North Bay Haven 13 Wharton 21, Newsome 20 Windermere Prep 43, Mount Dora Bible 42 Winter Haven 35, Lake Gibson 30 Winter Park 34, Timber Creek 29 Winter Springs 25, Oak Ridge 20 Yulee 35, Paxon 0 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Rutherford vs. Gulf Breeze, ppd. to Oct 7. Friday Night Football Scores Another touchdown for the Dragons came early in the final quarter, when McKenzie ran in a touchdown. The score wasnt 53-25 for long, as the Cowboys scored their final touchdown at the 4:23 mark. The scoreboard now read 59-25. Though it was too late for the Dragons to come back, it didnt stop them from ending with a bang. After runs by Foster Walker, McKenzie, Copeland and quarterback Robert Walton, Nick Tuason finished the game off with when he dove into the end zone with 22 seconds left in the game, lock ing in the score at 59-32. We have a lot to work on. Number one is our dis cipline, head coach Jason Holden said after the game. And lucky for them they will have plenty of time to work on that since they have next week off before traveling to Clewiston on Friday, Oct. 18. Continued from B1 LP turnovers help LaBelle L arry Rivers, fourth; and B ill Wheeler, fifth. In the advanced middle d ivision the winners were K atie Gibson, first; John S mith, second; and Jimmy J ensen, third. Lewis Simpson g ot fourth and Ilana Levy w on fifth. Angie Luft played in the b eginners high division and w on first while Ricky M arino got second and D ustin Akey won third. Other winners in this group were Bruce Brummett, fourth; Jacquelyn Furry, fifth; and Brian Harrison, sixth. In the beginners middle division the overall winners were Mac Smith, first; Maria Rivera, second and Edrei Lopez, third. This category was divided into two groups with these athletes winning ribbons: Minnie Sue Reid, second; Sue Randolph and Alan Kufnowski, third; and Timmy Cypress and Fred Moore, fourth. Frances Goff won first place in the beginners low division while Bryan Bishop won second. Athletes received trophies and ribbons. Special STARS provides 12 different sports to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities throughout Highlands County. The next competition will be track and field and cycling on Oct. 19. Continued from B1 STARS shine on basketball court again late in the first quarter, Lauer Lewis stepped in front of a rare pass to nab the interception and ran it back to the Tiger two. Moments later, Christian Suarez found his way into the end zone to cut the lead in half. On Clewistons next possession, they soon found themselves with a fourthand-inches and held to their premise of running until they were stopped. Well the Devils stopped them on this play and got the ball back to the offense. I thought we would get a little momentum, Jackson said. I thought it would put a little fire in us. I have been saying that we needed some big plays and we finally got one. And we did not do anything with it. That was certainly the case as Avon Park couldnt get the offense going and with the onset of the second quarter, the Tigers really took off. They scored four touchdowns over the next 12 minutes to balloon the 14-7 lead after one, to 42-7 at the half. From there, with a running clock in the second half, Clewiston would sco re once more as the time ticked away to provide for the final margin and send the Devils back in search of a spark when they host Hardee next week. Continued from B1 AP cant turn spark to fire By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressPARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas Dont tell LeBron James that training camp is over. Hell strongly disagree. The formal portion of Miami Heat training camp ended Friday, when the two-time defending NBA champions wrapped up their stay in the Bahamas after six practices, one fewer than originally scheduled. But the leagues reigning MVPsays camp will continue in his mind until Oct. 28, one day before the Heat get their championship rings and open the regular season against Chicago. James says the Heat did plenty of work in this camp. He also thinks theres a lot more to get done before the season starts for real. Sharpen. Sharpen the sword, Heat forward Shane Battier said. We won games early last year and didnt look good. We dropped a few that, looking back at it, we should have won. We know the Eastern Conference is highly competitive. Not that we cant afford to get off to a slow start ... but we cant afford to get off to a slow start. Heat break camp, say defense had to get better

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Page B6 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, comedy club buy 3 get; 0 0 0 3 2 6 7 6 BROWN, JEN FOUNDERS DAY CELEBR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, beside tiki taxi ad; 0 0 0 3 2 7 6 9 BROWN, JEN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process beside founders day ad; 0 0 0 3 2 7 7 0 Arts & Entertainment Courtesy photo T he world-famous African Childrens Choir will perform at First Baptist Church of Sebring on Oct. 16. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The internat ionally acclaimed African C hildrens Choir will be perf orming Wednesday, Oct. 16, a t 7 p.m. at First Baptist C hurch of Sebring, 200 E. C enter Ave. The African Childrens C hoir melts the hearts of a udiences with their charmi ng smiles, beautiful voices a nd lively African songs and d ances. The program feat ures well-loved childrens s ongs, traditional Spirituals a nd Gospel favorites. C oncerts are free and open t o all. Afree-will offering is t aken at the performance to s upport African Childrens C hoir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Childrens Choir) works in seven African countries, such as Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFLhas educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFLs purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrows Africa, by focusing on education. The African Childrens Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith and other inspirational performers. Promotional support of this community concert is greatly appreciated. The African Childrens Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africas most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow. African Childrens Choir to perform in Sebring


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Page B7 ORANGE BLOSSOM TOURS; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, Mt Dora & antiques; 0 0 0 3 2 6 8 3 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; proces main A RH page pink arm; 0 0 0 3 2 7 7 7 Arts & Entertainment Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Art League begins i ts Artist of the Month 2 013 series at 5 p.m. F riday, Oct. 11 at the Yellow H ouse Gallery with the artw ork of photographer Kevin M ain. Main lives in S ebring with his fami ly, and has captured t he heart of Florida w ith his incredible w ildlife and lands cape photography on c anvas. He has won a wards from the H ighland Art League and the L ake Placid Arts and Crafts C ountry Fair. From breathtaking lake v iews to closeups of bucks l ocking horns, Main focuses o n natures beauty. His work has appeared in n umerous magazines such as Alive Now, and scientific j ournals. And, his work is n ot limited to the great outd oors. Mains portraits go b eyond the confines of the s tudio, seeking to find the true personalities of his subjects. Enjoy his beautiful work, and browse the gallery and artists' studios for original, one of a kind gifts, created by local artists. The Art League joins with Destination Downtown from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 for music and fun on The Circle, and a Spooktacular Fall Sip & Strollthrough downtown. The Friday evening reception at the Yellow House Gallery includes snacks, light refreshments, and live music from Steven Jones. The Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop is at 1989 Lakeview Drive, and is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday through October. For additional information, and information about Highland Art Leagues art classes and the Art Uncorkedseries, call 3855312 or visit the website at HAL artist Kevin Main is Lighting Wild Main ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Some fans of Breaking Bad, the AMC series which concluded Sunday night, were inspired to place an obituary for character Walter White in the Albuquerque Journal. The notice appears on page A4 of Fridays Journal. Its headlined White, Walter and includes a photo of Bryan Cranston, the actor who played the chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin. The obituary says the 52-year-old founded a meth manufacturing empire and that he died after a long battle with lung cancer and a gunshot wound. The five-season series was set and filmed in Albuquerque. Los Lunas science teacher David Layman, one of the members an unofficial fan group that placed the obit, says many are sad to see the show go. Breaking Bad fans place Walter White obituary in paper APpho to Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, built a meth empire on the AMC show Breaking Bad.


Page B8 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow; Web site, www.apfellow F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 9th and up, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t C a t h e r i n e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t J a m e s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.C H R I S T I A N C o r n e r s t o n e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. E a s t s i d e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, pianist; and John Thomas, organist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 4461339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP S potifyMost streamed tracks 1. The Chain Gang of 1974, Sleepwalking (Rockstar Games) 2. Ylvis, The Fox (Parlophone Music Norway) 3. Sky Ferreira, Youre Not The One (Capitol) 4. Junip, Line of Fire (Mute) 5. Pearl Jam, Sirens (Republic) 6. Lorde, Team (Universal Music NZ Ltd.) 7. Justin Timberlake, TKO (RCA) 8. Shot At The Night, The Killers (Island Def Jam) 9. Fiona Apple, Pure Imagination (Chipotle Music) 10. Zedd, Stay The Night featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore (Interscope) Most viral tracks 1. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Page B9 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e s 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c h 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 8:30 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T r i n i t y L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. NonTraditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Preschool, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: .N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c h 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r y Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at U n i o n C h u r c h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail Web site, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. P R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C A ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; email: ; Web site: Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email:, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group 6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. S p r i n g L a k e P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( U S A ) 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,, Web site, E V E N T H D A Y A D V E N T I S T A v o n P a r k S e v e n t h d a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail:, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is S e b r i n g S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.T H E C H U R C H O F L A T T E R D A Y S A I N T S T h e C h u r c h o f J e s u s C h r i s t o f L a t t e r D a y S a i n t s 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 78:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 811 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.T H E S A L V A T I O N A R M Y T h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y C e n t e r f o r W o r s h i p Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. John Bryant, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: M e m o r i a l U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. S t J o h n U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. S p r i n g L a k e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U N I T E D C H U R C H O F C H R I S T E m m a n u e l U n i t e d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel PLACESTOWORSHIP T he Lists T elevisionNielson Ratings Prime-time viewership numbers for Sept. 2329. Listings include the weeks ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: New England at Atlanta, NBC, 20.49 million. 2. The Big Bang Theory (Thursday, 8:31 p.m.), CBS, 20.44 million. 3. NCIS, CBS, 20.02 million. 4. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 18.99 million. 5. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 16.35 million. 6. The Crazy Ones, CBS, 15.52 million. 7. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 15.26 million. 8. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 14.98 million. 9. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 14.35 million. 10. NFL Football: Oakland at Denver, ESPN, 13.92 million. 11. Dancing With the Stars, ABC, 13.57 million. 12. The OT, Fox, 12.89 million. 13. The Blacklist, NBC, 12.58 million. 14. Person of Interest, CBS, 12.44 million. 15. Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC, 12.12 million. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 3. W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 4. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf) 5. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte) 6. Deadline by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 7. The Quest by Nelson Demille (Center Street) 8. Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb (G.P. Putnams Sons) 9. Treasure Hunters by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Co.) 10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) NONFICTION 1. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Macmillan) 2. Si-cology 1 by Si Robertson (Howard Books) 3. Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 4. Guiness World Records: 2013 by Guinness World Records (Guinness World Records) 5. Still Foolin Em by Billy Crystal (Henry Hold & Co.) 6. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 7. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) 8. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 9. The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin (Threshold Editions) 10. Lean-In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (Harper Collins) 3. The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty (Penguin Group) 4. Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines (Atria Books) 5. Deadline by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 6. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 7. Never Go Back by Lee Child (Delacorte) 8. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf) 9. Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery (Harlequin) 10. One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands (Harper Collins) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. Killing Jesus by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Hold, Henry & Co.) 2. Sht My Dad Says by Justin Halpern (HarperCollins) 3. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman (Random House) 4. Empty Mansions by Bill Deadman (Random House) 5. Still Foolin Em by Billy Crystal (Henry Holt & Co.) 6. Roosevelt by James MacGregor Burns (Open Road) 7. Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) 8. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink (Crown Publishing)


By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Z ealand Making the m ovie trilogy The Hobbit h as cost more than half a bill ion dollars so far, double t he amount spent on the t hree movies in the The L ord of the Rings series. That figure includes the m ajor 266 days of filming w ith actors that was comp leted last year, although it d oesnt include an additional t wo months or so of picku p shoots done this year. T here will likely also be a dditional post-production c osts as the next two movies a re completed. Through March 31, prod uction had cost 676 million N ew Zealand dollars, or $ 561 million at current e xchange rates, according to f inancial documents filed F riday in New Zealand, w here the movies are being m ade. Distributor Warner Bros. a nd director Peter Jackson m ay consider it money well s pent. To date, only the first m ovie in the latest trilogy h as been released. The H obbit: An Unexpected J ourney took in just over $1 b illion at the box office. The documents, filed o nline by New Zealands C ompanies Office, provide a r are insight into the exact c osts of a blockbuster H ollywood production. O ften studios release only r ough estimates, if anything. When making the trilogy, W arner Bros. created a wholl y-owned New Zealand comp any it named Foot 7 L td, in reference to the d iminutive stature of the m ovies hobbits and d warves. Company documents show that New Zealand taxpayers have so far contributed NZ$98 million to the trilogy through an incentive scheme designed to attract big budget movies to the country. Such schemes are common among U.S. states and foreign countries that compete for movies. The trilogy also appears to be one of the most expensive movie productions in which two or more movies are shot at the same time. Both Box Office Mojo and Guinness World Records estimate the most expensive single movie ever made was Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End with an estimated $300 million production tag. That movie, in conjunction with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest which was shot at the same time held the previous record for the most expensive total production, costing an estimated $450 million to $525 million. According to Box Office Mojo, Jacksons previous trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, cost a total $281 million to make. The Star Wars prequel trilogy, meanwhile, cost $343 million, according to Box Office Mojo, which tracks movie costs and box office receipts. In making The Hobbit, New Zealand director Jackson chose to shoot both in 3D and at 48 frames per second, rather than the standard 24, in the hopes of giving audiences greater picture clarity and a more immersive experience. Both techniques added significant expense. The higher frames per second received mixed reviews, as did the movie itself, which starred Martin Freeman as the title character. The trilogy is based on J.R.R. Tolkiens novel of the same name and traces the adventures of hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he attempts to help a group of dwarves regain their wealth and stature from the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit is the precursor to Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, which was made into a movie trilogy that was also directed by Jackson. The second movie in the latest series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is due out in December while the final movie, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is due out in December 2014. Warner Bros. representatives this week replied to emails sent by The Associated Press but did not immediately provide answers to a series of questions about the The Hobbit budget. Page B10 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; oct ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 6 COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT/CITY H; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A; 0 0 0 3 2 7 9 1 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Time for the fun to begin. The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative has a full slate of classes for the season. Do not miss out. New classes will be added, as well as many workshops featuring visiting artists or seasonal projects. Visit the website at The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative is a membership-driven 501, (c)(3) non-profit organization and the purpose and vision is to offer an established forum for the display and sale of the members arts and/or crafts. The Cooperative promote arts and crafts through classes and education and serve the public through related activities. This year there are some new teachers that would like to introduce themselves and offer their talents to the community. Come in and see the teacherswork on the class display wall or call the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative at 699-5940 to sign up for class.Tuesday9 a.m. Watercolor Painting with Marsha Penn (January). 1 p.m. Onestroke Painting with Cherrie Platt; and Watercolor with Kate Foote (November).Wednesday9 a.m. Oil/Acrylic Painting ongoing with Suellen Robinson; Pastels with Maureen Fulginiti; and Parchment with Marie Laurent. Thursday9 a.m. Crochet with Peggy Taylor; Paper Beads Jewelry with Earl Peters; Toothbrush Rug Making with Patsy Peters; and Watercolor with Marsha Penn (January). 1 p.m. Watercolor with Marsha Penn (January). 6 p.m. Decorative Painting with Judy Nicewicz; Oil/Acrylic Painting ongoing Suellen Robinson; Crochet with Peggy Taylor; Drawing with Herb Frazier (November).Friday1 p.m. Fabric Painting with Judy Nicewicz every other wee k (November). Saturday 9 a.m. Acrylic Painting with Maureen Fulginiti; China Painting with Chris Filip; Card Making with Karen and Ann Rehbein; and Stained Glass with Vince Connell (December). Fun classes at the Caladium Co-op Arts & Entertainment Jacksons Hobbit trilogy has cost $561 million to make so far APPhoto/Warner Bros., File This publicity file photo provided by Warner Bros., shows the character Gollum, voiced by Andy Serkis, in a scene from the fantasy adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Making The Hobbit movie trilogy has cost more than half a billion dollars so far, double the amount spent on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Courtesy photo T he Lake Placid High Schools Green Dragon Marching Band at the Homecoming Parade on Friday express their gratitude to the Lake Placid Morning Rotary for sponsoring them w ith a check in the amount of $600. LPHS band thanks Rotary for support NEWYORK (AP) Top A pple executive Eddy Cue s ays hes very pleased w ith the initial rollout of i Tunes Radio and hopes to h ave it running internationall y as soon as possible. One of our top priorities i s to bring iTunes Radio o bviously here in the U.K. b ut everywhere in the w orld, Cue said last week i n an interview from L ondon. We certainly want to be in more than 100 countries. Apple launched its music streaming service late last month as part of an update to its iOS 7 operating system. Though a late entrant into the Internet radio service, in just its first week, it had 11 million users. We were very pleased, very pleased with the initial results, said Cue, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. In comparison, Pandora, the biggest online radio network, has 72 million listeners, while Spotify has 24 million. Both Spotify and Pandora are also available as an app on iPhones, while all new iPhone models come with iTunes Radio and some older models can update their systems to have iTunes Radio. Cue says theres enough room for everyone, but adds: We want to be the best. Its service has gotten some mixed reviews. Apple exec hopes to get iTunes Radio running internationally


By HANNAH DREIER Associated PressLAS VEGAS The t hriller Runner Runner s tarring Justin Timberlake a nd Ben Affleck hasnt even o pened yet, but its already i n the center of the fight o ver online gambling regul ation. The American Gambling A ssociation has bought ads o n major websites including T witter, Facebook and the I MDb movie database frami ng the film as a cautionary t ale that points to the need f or Congress to legalize o nline poker. The ads also p op up when people Google t he movies title. The screenwriters have s aid their story of a young g ambler pulled into the c riminal dealings of an offs hore poker site was never i ntended as a political parab le. The Stop Predatory G ambling Foundation, a n ational nonprofit, sent a l etter to the casino lobby T hursday pointing to the w riterscomments, and calli ng the ads dishonest. The g roup is demanding that the a ds one of which warns, sometimes movie villains a re real be taken down. National director Les B ernal wrote that there was n o reason to think shady o ffshore operations would d isappear if online gambling w as legalized in The U.S. a nd accused the casino l obby of wanting a cut of t he illegal operatorsbusin ess. Casino operators now h ope to expand another key d emographic to their base: y oung people, especially t hose of college age, which i s why the AGAgreedily s eized upon Runner, R unner,Bernal wrote. Internet poker, never fully l egal, has been strictly outl awed since 2011, when the D epartment of Justice seized t he domain names of the l argest offshore sites cateri ng to U.S. customers and blacked them out. This crackdown, dubbed black Friday, left poker fanatics with two options: Get dressed and visit a card room, or break the law and log into an offshore site. Offshore gambling sites took in roughly $2.6 billion from U.S. players last year, according to Geoff Freeman, president of the association. More recently, the federal government softened its stance on Internet betting, and three states New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada legalized some form of online wagering within their borders. The gambling lobby, which counts MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment among its members, supports a federal approach. It warns that a patchwork of state laws will be unworkable for corporations and could leave gamblers exposed to dishonest dealings. The lobby is seizing any opportunity to try to jumpstart stalled federal legislation. Washington is changing, and how you share your message in Washington is changing, Freeman said. Youve got to break through the clutter. Freeman dismissed the predatory gambling groups complaint. He said online gambling empires like the one depicted in the movie often fail to verify gamblersages and locations, and they offer no guarantee theyre playing fair. Runner Runner, released by Twentieth Century Fox, tells the story of a Princeton University graduate student, played by Timberlake, who believes hes been cheated after gambling away his tuition money. He travels to Costa Rica to stick it to an online poker tycoon, played by Affleck, who then offers him a job. Writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman, who also created the 1998 gambling classic Rounders, told Reuters that they were surprised by the casino lobbys campaign and found it amusing. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Page B11 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 10/6/13; 0 0 0 3 2 7 8 8 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 10/6/13; 0 0 0 3 2 7 8 9 APPhoto/20th Century Fox, Scott Garfield T his image released by 20th Century Fox shows Justin Timberlake, left, and Ben Affleck in a scene from Runner Runner. Arts & Entertainment Online poker thriller Runner Runner quickly politicized Les Bernal Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation directorCasino operators now hope to expand another key demographic to their base: young people, especially those of college age. American Gambling Association ads saying movie a call to legalize online poker criticized as dishonest By PETER DeBRUGE VarietyLOS ANGELES (AP) Apainful retelling of the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President Kennedy in which the two least important players seem to be JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald, Parkland dramatizes the immediate impact of that tragedy on the lives of civilians, professionals and others tangentially involved. Comparisons with Bobby cant be helped, since it took a similar approach to the equally shocking death of Robert F. Kennedy, though that film seems like a masterpiece compared with this inadvertently tacky restaging of events. Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the tragedy, this film will swiftly be forgotten in the face of more tasteful mementos. If youve ever wanted to know the expression on Abraham Zapruders face when his Super 8 camera captured historys most famous snuff film, or to see the footage reflected in his eyeglasses right after it has been developed, Parkland is your movie. Writer-director Peter Landesman offers a reverse-shot on history, depicting the little people pulled into the maelstrom of confusion that surrounded Kennedys killing. But mostly, it feels like witnessing someone play a cruel jack-in-the-box trick on dozens of innocent bystanders, watching the belief in humanity fade from one face after another, as when Jackie (Kat Steffens) learns that her husband is dead, or Oswalds brother Robert (James Badge Dale) hears the news on the radio. Based on the first 700 or so pages of Vincent Bugliosis Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a solid piece of reportage by the author (and prosecuting attorney) behind Helter Skelter, Parkland would have been considerably easier to stomach in documentary form. Instead, we get a bizarre mix of Oscar winners and softball actors, as jittery hand-held cameras find Marcia Gay Harden working alongside High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron in the ER where doctors tried to save the presidents life. (Fun fact: For the sake of dignity, supervising physician Charles James Carrico evidently ordered that they leave Kennedys boxer shorts on while trying to resuscitate him.) This was not supposed to happen, offers Secret Service agent Forrest Sorrels (Billy Bob Thornton), the sort of banal dialogue that begs the question of whether anyone could muster a less dramat ic retelling of events. Granted, Landesman feels an obligation to history, but theres something ponderously obvious about the way so many of these scenes are played: Paul Giamatti is sweaty and panting breathlessly as Zapruder; Ron Livingston looks shellshocked and blank as FBI agent James P. Hosty, who failed to investigate Oswal d; Jackie Earle Haley has not hing to work with as the priest who delivers Kennedys last rites. The only characters that rise above waxy re-creatio n in the whole affair are the Oswalds: Dale and Jacki Weaver, who plays Lees venom-spewing mother, Marguerite a real piece of work. Behind hornrimmed glasses and a biting Southern accent, Weaver delivers a camp performance totally out of synch with the rest of the ensemble. Named after the Dallas hospital where Kennedy w as treated, Parkland spans four days in a very tight bubble. Apart from Walter Cronkites famous sign-off following JFKs funeral, theres little sense of how anyone outside this microcosm of characters reacted to events, the exception being Jack Ruby, whose shooting of Oswald also conforms to the movies curious style of rendering key events as obliquely as possible. Its as if Landesman wants to break from the now-cliched footage Americans already associa te with this tragedy, attemptin g to introduce fresh images in their place. Review: Parkland a tacky restaging of JFK tragedy MCT Writer-director of Parkland Peter Landesman.


When we hear the term exotic plants and animals, it may conger up images of brightly colored, beautiful living creatures from faraway places. While this image has some truth to it, there are some exotics that have taken up residence in Florida that are causing quite a few problems. One of those exotic creatures is the fire ant. These tiny insects are everywhere, in pastures, yards, parks, wood and even electrical boxes. Fire ants are very aggressive. Their large populations (10 to 30 million ants per acre) present many challenges for people and industries in Florida. For being such tiny creatures they certainly cause a large amount of pain when they bite. Fire ants live up to their name each time their jaws clamp down on skin because it feels like being poked with the heat of a fire. Not only do these pesky ants bite, but they also inject venom and unlike many other insects, they just continue to bite and sting in a circular pattern until they are stopped. Once the fire ant has inflicted its poison, a blister-like mound appears on the skin. Not only do these ants cause problems by their painful bite, they also cause plenty of damage by their construction. Their mounds appear as large domes, up to 15-16 inches high. They can also be located under objects such as logs, rocks, bricks and other objects placed on the ground. These mounds have been known to cause damage to farm equipment, mowers and other landscaping machinery. These small reddish-brown ants are originally from South America. They were introduced to the United States in the early 1900s. Since their arrival, they have spread very rapidly and now reside throughout the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico. The United States has spent billions of dollars in an effort to eradicate these insects as well as for repairs and medical and veterinary expenses. Fire ants will consume just about any plant and even other types of animals. They prefer other insects, but will feast on what is convenient. In fact, when they enter an ecosystem, they impact the native species of plants and animals that reside there in a big way. In addition to foraging on new growth, buds and fruit that the plants produce, they harm the wildlife. They have a voracious appetite and to date, have exterminated two species of native ants. Researchers have found that the reduction and even elimination of many other species such as field mice, snakes, turtles and other vertebrates have resulted from the introduction of fire ants to an area. Since they enjoy a diet of plant materials such as the seeds of many crops and buds of developing fruits, the agriculture industry has been affected by these destructive creatures. They also cause destruction by girdling stems and trunks, digging underground, and constructing mounds which often inhibit irrigation systems by blocking the flow of water. In an urban setting, fire ants wreak havoc as well. They reduce the number of birds and mammals in the areas in which they live; they nest in walls, under sidewalks and many other inconvenient places. When they exit their mounds, they leave behind an unstable area, which may result in structural damage. They are attracted to electrical currents, which have resulted in damage to air conditioners, heat pumps, phone boxes, traffic lights, transformers and gas pumps. But perhaps the most irritating trait of these creatures is simply that they make our outdoor and sometimes indoor activities less enjoyable. They invade our yards and homes and their sting can bring fun to a screeching halt. Children and the elderly may suffer serious effects from fire ants and require medical attention. Since a single ant can sting repeatedly, when one comes in contact with a nest, the results can be excruciating. If you do get stung, leave the area immediately while brushing off any ants on you r clothing with a gloved hand or cloth. Consult your pharmacist for treatment of minor bites and irritation. If you feel short of breath or have unusual swelling, seek medical attention. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Page B12 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 LAKEVIEW PHARMACY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; oct ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 1 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 10/6/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 7 8 7 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Courtesy photo Fire ant mounds appear as large domes, up to 15-16 inches high. Exotic fire ants cause damage to plants, animals and people Lawn &Garden News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Metro ServicesGardening is a rewarding h obby that many enthusia sts credit with helping t hem to peacefully escape f rom the hustle and bustle o f everyday life. Though gardening can b e both relaxing and r ewarding, its not as easy a s it may seem, and the m ore time and effort a pers on devotes to his or her g arden the more likely it is t o be successful. Gardening can be a little d aunting for beginners who h ave little or no experience p lanting flowers or vegetab les. But gardening need n ot be so intimidating, e specially for those beginn ers who adhere to the foll owing tips aimed at helpi ng novice gardeners start t heir gardens off on the r ight foot. Determine what you should plant Where you live will go a l ong way toward determini ng what you should plant. W hile you can plant anyt hing you can get your h ands on, the United States D epartment of Agriculture a s well as Agriculture and A gri-Food Canada have d etermined specific plant h ardiness zones that indic ate which plants are most l ikely to thrive in given l ocations. Maps of these zones can b e found at a nd By a dhering to the maps, gard eners can significantly i ncrease their chances of g rowing successful gard ens. When in doubt about w hat to plant, consult a l ocal gardening center or s eek advice from a profess ional landscaper. The l ocal Master Gardners are a vailable at the Bert J. H arris Jr. Agricultural C enter in Sebring. Think location when beginning your garden Beginners with large y ards have the luxury of c hoosing the right location o n their properties to start p lanting. When choosing a s pot, consider how much s unlight a location gets on a daily basis and the spots p roximity to a water supp ly. If planting flowers, try t o avoid planting in areas w ith heavy foot traffic so t he flowers are less likely to be stomped. If youre planting flowers to accent walkways, then consider erecting a barrier around the flower bed to safeguard the flowers from foot traffic.Get started before you plantPreparing the soil a few weeks before you start planting can help the plants thrive down the road. Add some organic material, such as compost or fertilizer, to the soil roughly three weeks before planting. This helps the soil retain water and nutrients, which will help your garden thrive.Time your plantingWhen you plant is sometimes as important as what you plant. Some climates allow for year-round planting, but many do not. When buying seeds, the packaging might suggest what time of year to plant the seeds. Adhere to these suggestions or your garden might not grow much at all. In addition, keep in mind that many seedlings need significant light throughout the day in order to grow, so choose a time of year with ample daylight.Dont forget to mulchMulch can be as aesthetically appealing as it is effective. Mulch retains soil, helping roots to grow stronger, while deterring bugs and preventing weed growth. And many gardeners find mulch adds visual appeal their garden, and does so in a very inexpensive way.Clean your toolsBeginners rarely recognize the importance of cleaning gardening tools before putting them away. At the end of each gardening session, clean your tools thoroughly, as soil left on your garden tools can play host to potentially harmful microbes that might kill your plants. Gardening can be a labor-intensive yet gratifying hobby. By sticking to a few simple rules, beginners can develop a thriving garden to reward all of that hard work. Gardening tips for beginners Metro Services Planting and tending a garden is a good way to spend some family time. rfnrt rbnrrtrr ntttbf nrtrr rtrrt rrttfr ftrbt rrrtrr tnr ttt fnttrr rrrtr rrrrtr rtr


DearAbby: I am the oldest of four children. I grew up in a family that looked perfect from the outside, but was far from it. My parents tried to shield us from most of the problems, but because Im the oldest, I remember a lot. My parents both had affairs. My siblings recently learned about the affair Dad had because Mom told them, but they have no idea about the one Mom had. Because of this, my brother hardly speaks to Dad. Mom was diagnosed with a mental disorder when I was a child. I remember her violent outbursts. I know Dad stayed only for us. Were all adults now, and my parents are divorced. My mother plays the victim and my brother blames Dad for everything. It breaks my heart. I have tried to convince Mom to stop trying to hurt Dad through my brother, but she wont. I want my family to be able to attend milestones without turmoil. I dont know how to make this better. Please help. Doesnt Want the Turmoil DearDoesnt: Making this better may take the help of a licensed professional and some family counseling provided everyone is willing to cooperate. But dont count on your mother. She doesnt appear to be interested in healing any breaches. I do think, however, that because you are all adults, your siblings should know the entire story about your parentsinfidelities particularly your brother, so his relationship with Dad can be repaired. DearAbby: I have been dating a man for the last three years who is very much my senior. His children are also much older than I am, and there is a mutual awkwardness when we interact. My boyfriend does the best he can to ease the situation, but it is painfully obvious that they are uncomfortable with our relationship and my presence. What can I do to show them I want to be viewed as family, too? Unwelcome in Canada DearUnwelcome: There is nothing you can do. But there is something your boyfriend can do. He can make it clear to his adult children that unless they make you feel more welcome than they have done, they will be seeing less of both of you. DearAbby: Our son recently told us he will be proposing to his girlfriend before Christmas. Were happy for him, but concerned that hell want to get married next year, which will be our 25th anniversary. We cant afford to celebrate our 25th the way we want to and help with their expensive wedding. We have been planning this for years, and we dont want to sacrifice our celebration for their plans. We think they should either postpone the wedding or pay for it themselves. We have always taken care of our son, but we feel 2014 is our time. Are we wrong, and how can we tell him without feeling guilty? Parents of the Future Groom DearParents: While you have always taken care of your son, he is an adult now and you should be able to communicate with him on an adult level. Tell him how pleased you are that he and his girlfriend are planning to be married, but that you will be unable to contribute financially because you're celebrating your 25th in 2014 an d cant afford to do both. Not all couples marry soon after becoming engaged. Some wait a year or longer, and more and more couples pay for their own weddings these days, so dont feel guilty. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Page B13 Diversions/Puzzles E PICENTERSBy R. NORRIS & J. NICHOLS LEWIS ACROSS 1 Band booster 4 Fig. that rarely exceeds 4 7 "Drive for show, __ for dough": golf adage 11 Steam whistle sound 15 Ftbol cheer 18 Rapper Big __ 19 Sinuous swimmer 20 Cross letters 21 They may be even or long 22 106-Across rival, for short 23 Italian dressing herb 25 ESPN datum 26 James Joyce accessory 28 Nearly 40 inches 29 Masseur's bottleful 31 End-of-missive extras, for short 32 Scope opening? 33 Fly, in fly-fishing 34 Bearded impressionist 37 "The Art of War" author 39 Montreal-based shoe retailer 40 Mountaineer's tool 41 Mogul-dodging path 43 Brutal 45 Evil-smelling 47 "Not interested" 49 Near East product 53 Poetic monogram 54 Evening affair 55 Sound-activated infomercial gadget 56 It's a real knockout 58 Webmaster's code 59 __ circus 60 "__ Shoes": 2005 Cameron Diaz film 61 Abstains from 64 Monet subject 65 It may be a sign of chilling 68 O'Hara home 70 Construction site sights 72 Moon-related phenomena 73 Postgame postmortem 74 Gorbachev's land: Abbr. 75 Perfume, as at High Mass 76 Parts of some baby splits 78 Laundry supply 81 2012 Stanley Cup champs, initially 82 Swatch, e.g. 84 Port of Crete 85 It can be used in dating 87 Baseball teams 88 Ducked down, say 89 Some IRAs 91 Some hieroglyphic squiggles 94 Top parts 98 "Call me" 102 "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" singer 103 Grimm menace 104 Maple yield 105 Plays guitar chords, in a way 106 Atlanta-based airline 107 Sandwich order 109 Flimsy 110 Biweekly stub, perhaps 112 Somme summer 113 "Sometimes you feel like __ 114 Let use for now 115 Fruity quencher 116 Post-op stop 117 Retreat 118 Welcome center offerings 119 Work measures 120 Go-ahead 121 Talk Like a Pirate Day mo. DOWN 1 Los Alamos test subjects, informally 2 Wells' island doctor 3 Baker's container 4 Transmission selection 5 Pocket protector insert 6 Tropical hi 7 Flower part 8 Not yet shared 9 Peter Sellers film that began production after his death 10 Spine line 11 Figure skate feature 12 Epic with a trip home to Ithaca 13 Texas oil city 14 Kitchen meas. 15 Where to catch the sound of music? 16 Game with meshed sticks 17 Pre-coll. 24 "Capisce?" 27 Busy time for a CPA 30 __ Steaks 34 Nobelist of 1903 and 1911 35 Missing person? 36 Universally accepted principles 38 "Valley Girl" co-songwriter Frank or Moon 42 Toronto-to-D.C. dir. 44 35mm shooter 46 They're often email addresses 48 TV prototypes 49 Law gp. in red serge tunics 50 "The Life __": "Mary Poppins" tune 51 Leadership nucleus 52 Swamps 54 Cause of eyelid redness 57 What one may be taken for? 58 "I'm sorry, Dave" speaker of sci-fi 60 Moths with colorful eyespots on their hind wings 61 CD precursors 62 Prima __ case 63 Euro forerunner 65 Spout 66 Boston Garden legend 67 Convene 69 Cathedral part 71 Nominees for them are announced in January 73 Rodeo performer 75 Brooch fastener 76 Texter's "Don't go there!" 77 Barmaid, to the Bard 78 Learning ctr. 79 Pickup feature 80 Guam Air Force base 83 "To recap ..." 85 Anger 86 Rock bottom 90 1994 Olympic gold medalist skater Baiul 92 Piano part 93 Hits with force 95 Award-winning sci-fi writer Connie 96 Perceive 97 Buy quickly 99 Vietnamese holiday 100 Basketry fiber 101 Place to follow politics 103 Page with sentiments 106 Applied henna, e.g. 108 Colorado State athlete 111 Bustle Solution on page B12 I do not thrive in the stifling summer heat. I melt. Neither do I like being in air conditioning constantly. To keep things cooler, shades in our family room are down most of the day meaning I miss seeing the flowers, trees and green grass. I love it when I can invite the outside in windows and doors open so the cross ventilation blows through.But, summer time though pretty and bright prevents that. So, I look forward to the cool breezes that begin to blow as we say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn. Much as I like to see my ideas of the seasons as simply preferences, there are times I must admit that I am complaining. Instead, I should be thankful in the midst of what may not be my favorite season in the south. Lets face it, if I didnt have the air conditioning to keep out the humidity, Id be a lot more uncomfortable. If I didnt have shades to pull down, the summer sun would force its way in and make things more suffocating. I can remember winters in the north that seemed never ending. When those ice storms created treacherous driving conditions, it was hard to appreciate the beauty of the crystalized trees as my husband ventured out to work on icy roads. If were not careful, well eas ily become complainers. Complaining leads to a depressed spirit and will render us unproductive. It will cause others to shy away from us because complaining is wearying to the complainer and maybe even more so to the listener. Rather, I think a bumper sticker I once read about should be our motto. Whenever our mouths are ready to let go of a complaint, lets say instead, Im too blessed to complain. And isnt that real ly true? We have so much to be thankful for that complaining is simply a waste of breath and time. The Bible warns against complaining. The history of the children of Israel is one in which there was much murmuring. It seemed no matter how many miracle s God did for them, they complained. He parted the Red Sea to keep their enemies from slaughtering them. He gave them water from a rock, manna from heaven, and clothing and shoes that never wore out. And still they complained. In Philippians 2: 14, NKJV, it says, Do all things without complaining and disputing. Well have preferences. But, lets be careful not to be complainers. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Am I a complainer? Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries, patience is a v irtue you possess, and you m ust make the most of your p atient nature this week. K eep this in mind when d ealing with family and c oworkers. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus, keep things in p erspective and you will h ave your cake and eat it, t oo. You can coolly handle t ough situations, and that a bility serves you well this w eek. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Your imagination is w orking overtime this w eek, Gemini. Channel that c reative energy and get s tarted on a project you h ave long been considering. Cancer(June 22-July 2 2) Cancer, you will be v ery content for the next f ew weeks. Enjoy these g ood times and invite those c losest to you to enjoy t hem as well. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) L eo, your heightened sense o f focus on a particular task h as left you wondering how t o proceed in another area o f life. You may want to s eek the advice of others. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, you may be tempte d to throw caution to the w ind. While that may make f or a memorable experie nce, it may not prove wise o ver the long haul. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You could get caught up i n a social whirlwind this w eek, Libra. Keep your feet o n the ground or you may b e swept away in all of the e nergy. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Staying connected to your feelings is empowering, Scorpio. Even if others dont feel exactly the same way that you do, they may go along with plans to make you happy. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, indulgent behavior wont pay off in the long run. Moderation works best, and youll be glad you didnt overindulge after the fact. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, work and family responsibilities have put you under a lot of pressure recently. You could be in need of a respite, even if that break is brief. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, its quite possible you will not get much done this week, as you may be too busy encouraging others rather than focusing on your own needs. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Compassion is your speciality, Pisces. Others appreciate your warm nature, so accept their gratitude and affection. Famous birthdaysOct. 6 Jeremy Sisto, actor (39); Oct. 7 Simon Cowell, TVproducer (54); Oct. 8 Bruno Mars, singer (28); Oct. 9 Sean Lennon, musician (38); Oct. 10 Ben Vereen, actor (67); Oct. 11 Matt Bomer, actor (36); and Oct. 12 Hugh Jackman, actor (44). Virgo tempted to throw caution to wind this week Horoscope Skeletons in familys closet cause turmoil among siblings Dear Abby


Page B14 News-SunSunday, October 6, 2013 Living Family Features Filled with mesmerizing trinkets and gadgets your home is a new and exciting world for your small child to explore. But this new world can introduce serious and sometimes surprising safety issues that many parents do not realize are risks. Hidden concerns in common household devicesAs your children happily toddle around your home, they may come in contact with unknown safety issues scattered throughout. One issue you may not have considered is coin lithium batteries, about the size of a nickel, which can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, soundenabled books and a variety of health and fitness devices. Because many of these devices are not regulated as childrens toys, the battery compartments often are very easy to open. Children are naturally drawn to these devices, as many include buttons that are fun to play with and push. The danger of these batteries is very real. If a coin-sized lithium battery is swallowed by a small child, it can get caught in the esophagus. The battery can react with saliva and cause a chemical reaction that can lead to severe injuries in as little as two hours. Unfortunately, many parents do not know about the issue. In fact, a recent survey showed 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries. Spread the wordIn an effort to help keep children safe, Energizer and the National Safety Council are working together to educate parents and caregivers on the steps they can take to help prevent these injuries. We know parents and caregivers are constantly thinking about their childrens safety, but we want to bring awareness to an issue still unknown to many families, said Amy Heinzen, Program Manager of Grants and Strategic Initiatives for the National Safety Council. Coin lithium battery safety needs to be top of mind and we hope parents will take the time to learn about the issue with these four simple steps to help children be safe. The 4 Ss of safetyMake your home safer and spread awareness with four simple steps to store, select, secure and share information about this hidden safety concern. Store. Awareness of the issue is a good start, but making sure you have a game plan is even better. If you currently have coin lithium batteries in your home, store them where little hands cant get them and little eyes cant see them. Its also important to not let children use devices powered by these batteries as toys. In fact, 45 percent of parents admit to letting their kids play with their keys, remotes and similar devices, which could very likely include a coin lithium battery. Select. When you are in need of coin lithium batteries, it is important to do your research in advance, and select battery packaging that meets th e strict guidelines set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for child resistance. Energizer was the first to introduce 20 millimeter coin lithium battery packaging that meets these criteria, restricting a childs ability to get in the package, while still allowing adults to easily open it with scissors. Secure. If the battery compartmen t door opens in the hands of a child, it becomes a potential hazard. It is essential to secure the battery doors o f all devices powered by coin lithium batteries, including the keyless entry devices found on most car keys. You can also look for devices that feature a screwed back for additional security. Share. Finally, you are encouraged to share this information, whether online with your friends, at playgroups or daycare, so every family can take the same steps to protect their children. From flashlights to smoke alarm batteries to coin lithium battery packaging, we are always looking for ways our products can help keep families safe, said Brad Harrison, Vice President of Marketing for Energizer North America. It is our hope that by bringing awareness to this issue and being the first battery company to offer packag ing that meets federal safety standards, more children can be safe. In case of emergencyIf it is suspected a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the emergency department immediately. For more information on child safety and coin lithium battery safety, visit,, and Devices Powered by Coin Lithium BatteriesFrom toys to health and fitness gadgets, coin lithium batteries are used in a variety of different devices found throughout the home. Use this list to become aware of common items that require these batteries so you keep such devices away from small children.Blood glucose metersHeart rate monitorsPedometersSports watchesElectronic remote controlsCalculatorsDigital thermometersFlameless candlesScalesGarage door openersKeyless car entry devicesElectronic booksElectronic games