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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Lotela Gold will sing t he night away, Highlands Little T heatre will provide mocktails and t he Highlands Art League will help p articipants strut through the Yellow H ouse Saturday during the annual Pink A rmy Strut Presented by Florida H ospital Heartland Medical Center. Dr. Jeff Saunders is excited that he a nd Lotela will be a part of the Breast C ancer Awareness campaign for the s econd year in a row. We participated in the Pink Army l ast year. This year weve sort of f reshened it up. Were going to have a n ew show, new songs and just a differe nt line-up of music. Were a 50sand 60s-era band, so everyone knows sort of the type of music to expect, Saunders said. The Yellow House of Highlands Art League will be open from 6-8 p.m. Saturday during the Pink Army festivities. Tours will be given to participants and guests along with special treats. We will have activities for the ladies to do. Things like a crown decorating area with glitter and jewels, theyll be a pink art display as well as guided tours, said Susan James, manager of HAL. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Truck driver Shawn M cConniel says hes tired of too much g overnment regulation of the trucking i ndustry and high fuel costs, which is w hy he and six of his truck drivers are j oining thousands of truckers at Capital H ill this weekend to be a part of the T ruckers Ride for the Constitution. The three-day protest will begin t oday when tens of thousands of A mericas truckers are planing to d escend on Washington to take a stance a gainst the nations policies on top of a l ist of the truckersown woes and frust rations. McConniel is eager to join his fellow t ruckers on what has been dubbed the Truckers Ride for the Constitution. The government has been regulating the trucking industry so much that its hard for independents to make a living, McConniel said. The regulations and all the rules on top of the fuel costs, its just getting ridiculous. The owner and operator of Robert Brack Trucking has been in business for 15 years and has watched government change the way the trucking industry is being run. On July 1, the government implemented the newest set of regulations for truckers, which has McConniel and other truckers feeling frustrated and overpowered. McConniel and other truckers are unhappy with rules such as no driving between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. more than twice a week and a Federal Motor Carrier Administration rule that says a driver may not drive after 60 hours on duty in a seven-day period or 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, October 11-12, 2013 Volume 94/Number 122 | 50 cents www.newssun .com WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 5 Battle of the bestLake Placid tops APto clinch top spot in district SPORTS, B1 Hanks stellar on sea Tom Hanks is masterful in the REVIEW, B9 Pleasant High 87 Low 65Details, A10 Classifieds A7 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA4 Healthy LivingB5 Religion B6 Obituaries A5 Sports on TVB2 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Index Katara Simmons/News-Sun Shawn McConniel (from left), Brandi McConniel and Almeda Bariteau will join what they hope are thousands of fellow truckers this weekend to protest on Washington during the Truckers Ride for the Constitution. The local drivers, employed by Robert Brack Trucking, will protest low wages, too much regulation and high fuel costs. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Jury selection will begin Monday morning at the Highlands County Courthouse for the trial of Christopher Sneed King, 34. King was arrested last September following the death of his 24-month-old daughter, Amelia King. The toddler suffered from a heat stroke after being left in a vehicle for an extended period of time at the familys home in Spring Lake. King has been held in Highlands County jail without bond since his arrest. King, a divorced father of two, faces charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child and child neglect resulting in great bodily harm. The high temperature on on Sept. 7 of last year, the day Amelia died, was in the low 90s. It was around 2:15 when 911 operators received a call about CPR being in progress on Amelia. Paramedics Jury selection starts Monday in King trial Father faces manslaughter charge 13 months after death of 2-yearold daughter. who was left in truck King 18-wheel protest Local truckers roll to Washington to join effort Shawn McConniel local truckerThe government has been regulating the trucking industry so much that its hard for independents to make a living. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Officials of the Highlands County Economic Development Commission have announced that they are pulling the plug on the annual banquet, at least for the time being. The event, which had been set for Oct. 24, was to have had a Las Vegas theme with the tag line of What Locates in Highlands County, Stays in Highlands County! In addition to the annual presentation of the Business Excellence Award a special recognition of time and service was slated to be presented to a numb er of former board members, including the recently retired South Florida State College President Dr. Norman Stephens and former Florida Hospital chie f Tim Cook, who recently moved to a new post in Deland. Paul McGehee, chairma n of the EDC board, said th at because of entertainment and other expenses which were part of the fundraisin g dinner and a lighter than anticipated early response for tickets, it was decided to wait until after the annu al IDA/EDC retreat to decide if, when and how the banquet and awards ceremony might be staged We thought it was pruEDC postpones annual banquet Event was set for Oct. 24 Courtesy pho to Amelia King, who was just shy of her second birthday, died Sept. 7 of last year after being left in her fathers truck. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg was summoned to Orlando earlier this week for a meeting with Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner as the state prepares for another effort to remove non-citizens from the states voting rolls. Ogg gathered with a cadre of supervisors of elections in Orlando for the second stop in what has been dubbed Detzners Project Integrity Tour. Florida Division of Elections Director Maria Matthews presented the procedure. Under the plan, the purge will begin with new registrations, then work backwards until all voter registrations have been vetted. Once it has been determined that a voter is indeed qualified and is a citizen, their records will be flagged and will not have to undergo the process another time. Im not sure exactly when this State preparing for another voter purge Ogg See KING, A6 See EDC, A6 See OGG, A6 See TRUCKERS, A5 Pink Army troops ready to march See PINK, A6


By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK When the Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County started serving elementary students in Avon Park seven years ago, the organization served 35 children. Now, with more than 300 children applying to take part, the organization has had to turn away as many as 75 children this year, said Wally Randall, director of community relations. That doesnt have to be, he said. The Boys & Girls Club has two portable classrooms on a quarter-acre plot at 217 Gwen Hill St., adjacent to Memorial Field and the Avon Park Recreational Complex. The land is leased from the city, he said. The two classrooms can only hold 45 children at a time, said Dawn Balsamo, Boys & Girls Club treasurer. Occasionally programs are held in the recreation center such as during storms but children are usually in the portable classrooms or the field, she said. If the Boys & Girls Club can get a long-term lease and more room, staff could expand tutoring to middleschool students and serve all of the children who signed up, Balsamo said. The Boys & Girls Club has been offered three portable classrooms and a double-wide mobile home from Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church as long as they can be moved by Dec. 31, Randall said. The club would like to get a long-term lease expand to 1.75 acres and start a capital campaign to build permanent structures. City staff advised Randall to talk to the School Board of Highlands County. The school board gave Memorial Field, including the soccer field and the walking/running track around it, to the city approximately 20 years ago. However, the gift had a reverter clause, said John McClure, school board attorney. The Avon Park City Council could give the property back to the school board, which could then lease it to the Boys & Girls Club directly. Randall asked about that at Tuesdays regular school board meeting. The school board gave consent for both McClure and Superintendent Wally Cox to look into it. Any change would only affect the property to the north of the running track and leave the rest in city hands, Cox said. Randall said the Boys & Girls Club has had great cooperation from the city, but added, Its way past time to expand. The Boys & Girls Club has had a 98.6 percent success rate getting students ready to enter middle school, Balsamo said. Randall said most would normally score in the middle to low range. He also said 98 percent of them qualify for free or reduced-priced meals at school, so the Boys & Girls Club serves them meals. In addition to tutoring, Boys & Girls Club helps children develop character, leadership, career paths and their education, health and life skills. Students can also participate in sports, fitness, recreation and arts programs, as listed at ograms. Once the Boys & Girls Club gets more space, staff would apply for a 21st Century grant for elementary school tutoring up to $70,000 reimbursement per year for five years, or $350,000 total, Randall sai d. That only reimburses what has been spent. Its not a lump sum payment, he said. Randall said the Boys & Girls Club in Sebring is in the fourth year of a 21st Century grant to provide tutoring for elementary and middle school students in partnership with the school board. The Boys & Girls Club gets one-fifth of that grant, he said. Overall, the Boys & Girls Club operates with a budget between $475,000 and $500,000 per year, Balsam o said, with approximately 75 percent from grants and tutoring fees. The rest of their funding comes from either direct donations or the organizations Emporium, a twostory thrift store at 248 Pomegranate Ave. in Sebring, Balsamo said. By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands C ounty has had so many stud ents earn perfect scores on o ne or more sections of this p ast springs Florida C omprehensive Assessment T est, the School Board of H ighlands County has opted t o honor students in waves. Tuesday marked the first o f at least two meetings this f all where students will be h onored. Of the 33 middle and h igh-school students recogn ized Tuesday, only nine w ere not present. Those who w ere received a letter and c ertificate from Gov. Rick S cott as well as a letter from F lorida Representative Cary P igman, Dist. 55, from Avon P ark. Students present and hono red were: Christopher Wolf i n sixth grade at Hill-Gustat M iddle School who aced m ath; Paola Pineda in sixth g rade at Hill-Gustat (math), R itika Manik in eighth grade a t Hill-Gustat (geometry, r eading and math), Ian F rancis Arnan in seventh g rade at Avon Park Middle S chool (math), Lane Franza i n seventh grade at Avon P ark Middle (math) and C handler Gowan in seventh grade at Avon Park Middle (math). Also honored were Hannah Staley in eighth grade at Sebring Middle School (writing), Sylvia Roberts in eighth grade at Sebring Middle (writing), Juliana Jackson in 10th grade at Avon Park High School (writing), Olivia Worley in eighth grade at Avon Park Middle (reading), Bryce Langston in seventh grade at Avon Park Middle (math), Natalie Hinz in eighth grade at Hill-Gustat (science), Victor Salinas in sixth grade at Sebring Middle (math), Danielle Tribbitt in sixth grade at Sebring Middle (reading) and Jordyn Belanger in seventh grade at Sebring Middle (math). Also honored were Siddarth Ananthan in eighth grade at Hill-Gustat (math, reading, science and writing), Keith Roberts in seventh grade at Lake Placid Middle School (reading), Elizabeth Griffin in seventh grade at Sebring Middle (reading), Kasey Klocko in seventh grade at Sebring Middle (math), Sarah Lethbridge in seventh grade at Sebring Middle (reading), Allyson Pyle in seventh grade at Sebring Middle (reading), Renz-Patrick Torres in 10th grade at Sebring High School (writing), Armon Luckenbach in 10th grade at Sebring High (writing) and Matthew Brown in 10th grade at Sebring High (writing). The nine who were not present Tuesday but honored for perfect FCATscores were Lauren Eubanks in sixth grade at Hill-Gustat (reading), Alexis Green in seventh grade at Lake Placid Middle (reading), Luke Halpern in sixth grade at Lake Placid Middle (reading), Kenneth High in sixth grade at Sebring Middle (math), Paul Shannon in sixth grade at Sebring Middle (math), Alexander High in eighth grade at Sebring Middle (math), Kalani Dubberly in 10th grade at Sebring High (writing), Marjon Luis Librando in ninth grade at Sebring High (reading), and Lindsey Sutermeister in 10th grade at Sebring High (writing). Other students are scheduled to be honored at future meetings. The next regular meeting of the school board is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22. 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Make your voice heard at Highlands honors 33 for perfect FCAT scores PHILATTINGER/News-Sun Middle and high school students who got a perfect score on the FCAT were honored by the School Board Tuesday night. Pictured are (front row, from left) Christopher Wolf, Paola Pineda, Ritika Manik, Ian Francis Arnan, Lane Franza, Chandler Gowan, (second row) Hannah Staley, Sylvia Roberts, Juliana Jackson, Olivia Worley, Bryce Langston, Victor Salinas, Danielle Tribbitt, Jordyn Belanger, (back row) Siddarth Ananthan, Keith Roberts, Elizabeth Griffin, Kasey Klocko, Sarah Lethbridge, Allyson Pyle, Renz-Patrick Torres, Armon Luckenbach and Matthew Brown. Boys & Girls Club hopes to expand in Avon Park Community Briefs Highway Park Council to meet Monday LAKE PLACID The H ighway Park Neighborhood C ouncil il will meet at 7:30 p .m. on Monday and on Oct. 2 1 at the New Life Assembly C hurch in Highway Park. T he church is at the corner o f Cloverland Street and W illiams Avenue. All are welcomed to a ttend and discuss important c ommunity issues and u pcoming events. Visit call P atrice Ayala at 465-2175. Drum Circle kicks off Oktoberfest AVON PARK The P rimal Connection C ommunity Drum Circle w ill celebrate Oktoberfest f rom 1-2 p.m. Saturday by t he flag pole on Main Street d owntown Avon Park. E veryone is welcome. Bring a chair or blanket, a n instrument if you have o ne, and a friend. No experie nce necessary. Play along, d ance or just enjoy the m usic. Some percussion i nstruments will be available f or the public to use. For more information cont act Fred Leavitt, Primal C onnection, at 402-8238, or e -mail fred@primalconnect For more informat ion on the Primal C onnection go to the website a t Primal Connection is sponsored in part by The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.Tea Party to host town hall meetingSEBRING The Highlands Tea Party will hold a town hall event on Obamacare 101 Tuesday at the Circle Theatre, 202 Circle Park Drive, in Sebring. The event will be from 68 p.m. and brownies, cookies and beverages will be served. This is a free invitation presented by Americans for Prosperity to everyone. Party affiliation is not an issue. The meeting is meant to educate about the Affordable Care Act. Please RSVPtoday at Park Chamber to host candidate forumAVON PARK The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Oct. 15 at the Avon Park Community Center from 7-9 p.m. The purpose of this forum is to introduce the News-Sun file photo The sixth annual Oktobertfest will take place Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Museum Avenue in Avon Park. The event will feature a Wiener dog races, Bavarian games, firemen olympics, a beer tent, bounce houses, a classic car show, arts, crafts, live Oompah music, food vendors and more. The event is sponsored by the Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency. Beer, classic cars, more on tap at Oktoberfest in Avon Park Continued on A6

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ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 The legal action asks the U.S. S upreme Court to take significant steps s uch as capping Georgias water use at 1 992 levels. If only Florida was as serious about i ts own water use. The dispute with Georgia relates to w ithdrawals from Lake Lanier, a reserv oir on the Chattahoochee River that p rovides water to the Atlanta area. The r iver is part of a system that forms the Apalachicola River, which flows to the Gulf of Mexico. Low levels caused by Atlantas excessive consumption have increased salinity in Apalachicola Bay, killing oysters and devastating the seafood industry there. Florida is seeking an equitable distribution of the water in the system. Georgia has refused to fairly share the waters that flow between our two states, so to stop Georgias unmitigated consumption of water we have brought the matter before the U.S. Supreme Court, Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement. Scott deserves credit for pursuing the lawsuit. Hopefully hell treat Floridas water use with a similar level of seriousness when lawmakers next pursue legislation protecting springs. Scotts statement focused on the economic impact of reduced freshwater flows on the oyster industry and that regions economy. The reduction of spring flows from groundwater withdrawals has a similar potential to harm tourism and the natural resources in our region. Atlantas unsustainable use of surface water threatens our states environment and economy. Floridas use of groundwater poses the same threats, and we dont need the Supreme Court to step in to address the issue. An editorial from the Gainesville Sun. State needs to get serious about water use F lorida is suing Georgia over consuming too much of the fresh w ater that should be flowi ng to the Panhandle. Its time E ditor: It is time for the people of o ur country to take a critical l ook, however painful, at w hat we have permitted the U nited States to drift into. The defenders of democrac y and human rights, the s tate best remembered as t hat shining city on a hill s o sure of the superiority of o ur democratic republic that w e have fostered regime c hange and supported intrus ive wars all over the world. Frequently, the law of u nintended consequences, or j ust bad judgment, has led to u s creating disasters by d estabilizing evolving democ ratic movement. Poor data, poor planning, b ad doctrine all of these h ave helped create countries w ho once admired and d esired to emulate us into c ountries and peoples who h ave learned to distrust us; b oth for acts of duplicity and a bandonment. We now display for the w orld to see what has turned i nto inherent rot in our own b ody politic, zealots intent o n destroying anything that g ets in their way to achieve d ominance and secure total c ontrol of the governments o f our nation and states w hile using posturing and p latitudes to seduce the elect orate. ... And now we display as o ne of the final lessons of h ow truly dysfunctional our o wn city on a hill has b ecome; legislators intent on c losing the government d own, regardless of the p otential for great harm, z ealotry displayed for the home folks, get reelected t hats all that matters, advoc ates of small governments, l ower taxes and yet want to s upport a worldwide military t o promote our economic i nterests. How persuasive in w inning worldwide approval a nd acclaim while passing l egislation at home designed t o frustrate the social a dvances of growing minorit ies by limiting their opport unities to vote, destroy prog ram to improve educational o pportunities, price higher e ducation out of reach, decim ate health care for the poor a nd then loudly disparage o ther western countries who e xcel in these areas. Our middle east advent ures has destabilized the r egion to such an extent that o ur righteous wars have e ssentially destroyed the i nfrastructure of much at the a rea, rekindled the conflicts t o the verge of new civil w ars, and largely destroyed t he local economy, in addit ion to killing untold thous and of their citizens and t urning millions into refugees. Intervention or isolation are not our only options. Windows of opportunity to resume diplomatic dialogues for problem solving should always be pursued. If our adversaries are skeptical of our bona fides we need only look at the history of our dealing with these people in the past decades to appreciate the causes for their concerns. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidCruz is like an arsonistEditor: Texas Senator Ted Cruz, blamed by his fellow Republicans and Democrats as the chief architect of the ongoing government shutdown, struck back on Saturday, faulting President Obama and Senate Democrats for the political stalemate. Thats like an arsonist blaming the fire department for trying to put out the fire he started. Sandy Oleesky SebringPetty man is in control nowEditor: The Democrats are pounding the Republicans these days about the state of the country. Its all the Republicans fault, they are obstinate and stubborn. However, consider that the Democrats have controlled Congress since the last term of George Bush. They have run the government year after year without creating budgets. Now that they have brought the country to the edge of bankruptcy and default, they are trying to blame the Republicans. To make matters worse, we have a president who talks out of both sides of his mouth. He says that the debt is coming down. If this is so, why do he and the Dems want to raise the debt limit? The President is a petty individual. With the present shut down in effect, he closes all the things that the people are interested in, such as the World War II Memorial that was built with contributions from veterans, and the national parks, which people enjoy, but he manages to keep his government-run golf course open. With this petty man, it is anything to aggravate the people, make their lives more miserable. Dick Ford Sebring BouquetSTR8 UP thanks communityEditor: STR8 UPYouth Ministry is sending out a huge Thank You to everyone who made last weeks yard sale a success. We want to thank all of the volunteers, the donors and the customers. The sale was a great way to raise money, awareness, and make new friends, says Sammy Telesco, president. The ministry will continue to raise funds for the much anticipated second floor addition. The addition will be used as an academic room and computer lab. Str8 UP offers free tutoring and use of the computers for homework. STR8 UPYouth Ministry Lake Placid I remember when a billion used to be a number so big nobody could comprehend it, though it is still a massive number. According to 1 billion seconds equals 31.7 years. Abillion seconds have elapsed since 1981. One billion minutes is equal to 1,901 years which would take us back, almost, to the time Jesus Christ roamed the Earth. One billion hours is equal to 114,000 years which would take us back to the Stone Age. In more recent times, our inability to comprehend the sheer magnitude of 1 billion has been eclipsed by our inability to comprehend 1 trillion. One trillion is equal to one thousand billion. Our federal deficit has been averaging nearly $1 trillion since the collapse of 2008 causing us to rack up more than $5 trillion in new debt. In order to cover our nearly $4 trillion annual budget, the U.S. Treasury spends about $1 billion every two hours accumulating $1 billion in new debt about every eight hours. ABCs Jake Tapper tried to simplify these incomprehensible numbers. He compared Americas finances to a typical Americans finances. By removing eight zeros from Americas $3.8 trillion budget, he came up with a sum of $38,000. Now if you are a retiree, you are probably getting by OK if you are able to spend $38,000 a year unless your finances are as messed up as Americas. Though you are spending $38,000 annually, your income is only $29,000 you are growing your debt by $9,000 every year. Whats worse is that you already owe nearly $170,000 to creditors. Paying off that amount of debt with $38,000 in income would be hard under any circumstances. But of course your income is $29,000, not $38,000, so you must borrow about $175 a week to keep up with your expenses. In other words, the U.S. government is growing our debt by $175 billion a week, which is producing around $1 trillion in new debt ever y year. Still not comprehending how much $1 trillion is? Then youll like this description by Bill Bryson, one of m y favorite authors, from his book Notes from a Bi g Country. Bryson asks his readers to guess how long it woul d take to initial and count 1 trillion dollar bills if you worked without stopping. If you initialed one do llar bill a second, writes Bryson, you would make $1,000 every 17 minutes. After 12 days of non-stop effort you would acquire your first million. Thus, i t would take you 120 days to accumulate $10 million, and 1,200 days something over three years to reach $100 million. After 31.7 years you would become a billionaire. But not until 31,709.8 years elapsed would you count your trillionth dollar bill. We all understand that very large numbers are OK so long as they add up. So long as we have trillions o f dollars coming in to the government to balance ou t the trillions of dollars we have going out, we should be OK. But that is the frightening part. We are not even close to covering our spending. Our economy h as not recovered enough to generate the growth and t ax revenue we need to pay o ur bills. Piling on new entitlement programs and lots o f new regulations, rules and mandates certainly isnt helping the recovery. And so we limp along racking up debt and our leaders are doing little to address this incredible challenge. In fact, we hav e racked up more than $11 trillion in new debt since George W. Bush assumed office in 2002. We are the proud owners of nearly $1 7 trillion in debt, a startling ly incomprehensible sum. Yet too few people wor ry about it. Who can blame them? After all, $17 trillio n is only 17,000 billion dollars. Tom Purcell is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Send comments to Tom at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Debt is almost incomprehensible Guest Column Tom Purcell Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY


70 hours in an eight-day period without taking 34 or more consecutive hours off duty, which must include two periods from 1-5 a.m. and may only be used once per week, or 168 hours, measured from the beginning of the previous restart. McConniel, and his drivers, find the regulations restraining. I like driving early in the mornings. Its safer, there is less traffic on the road. The reset hours is ... nearly impossible. Theres so much stuff that goes into getting loads dropped off, McConniel said. Drivers feel the only way to voice their needs and to take a stance against the government is to ride into Washington and make their presence known. They (congressmen) really dont understand. If we stop rolling, you guys are out of a job. Im tired of career politicians, McConniel said. Everything in this country depends on us. On these truck drivers and us running these trucks. McConniel along with his drivers Almedia Bariteau, Terry Collins, Scott Hauck, Jack Dillion and Debbie Fralish will join the thousands of other drivers and head to Washington today. Fuel costs, regulation and wages are just a few of the items truckers will be protesting on Capitol Hill. I dont know of anyone else local in the area who is doing this ride, but we are. Our parent company, 5 Daughters Trucking, has drivers going up there too, McConniel said. The The Truckers to Shutdown America Facebook page accumulated over 86,000 likes in a matter of days before the page was removed by the social media site, proof that the disgruntled American population is not only paying attention and supporting one another, but rapidly growing. Asecond page, Truckers Ride for the Constitution, has gained over 118,000 likes the past several days. Comments on the Facebook page show support and offer prayers as well as some unkind words about the federal government. Alexandra Odom, a Nebraska resident, posted this message Wednesday evening: The vibe that comes from this group and event makes me want to get into my car and join you guys... I wish you all the best, stay as safe as you can and god bless you! Other Facebook group members offered rides to disabled veterans wishing to join in the protest. Apost put up. Thursday morning claimed that the government and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have made plans to block I-495, better known as the Capital Beltway. Some reports say the protest will entail truckers clogging traffic on the Beltway by driving 55 mph as they circle Washington. Aroute map on the groups Facebook page shows that trucks will be directed to the Inner Loop of the Beltway and other participants in cars or motorcycles directed to the Outer Loop, according to the Washington Times. Maryland and Virginia state police have reportedly said they will not interfere with the protest as long as it is peaceful and doesnt create a safety issue on the roads. Its unclear how many truckers plan to take part in the protest, which some have said will be a dud due to it being held on a weekend. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 9 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rhr top of ad stack; 0 0 0 3 2 6 8 4 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit pg tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 7 ARCHER'S ART; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, buy 3 get 1 #2; 0 0 0 3 2 7 6 3 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1240 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally and Pancake Breakfast at Sebring Regional Airport. The rally is part of the EAAYoung Eagles Program. Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally, said John Rousch spokesman for the event. We hope to build one-toone relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation. Other activities scheduled for the Flight Rally include a pancake breakfast where funds go to youth aviation education and guided tours of aircraft and how activities at an airport are conducted. Those attending the flight rally are asked come the Sebring Regional Airport and follow the signs to the EAAAviation Development Center, through gate 24. Young Eagle registration starts at 7:30 a.m. to register for flights. Flights will begin at 8 a.m. with registration closing at 11 a.m. Young Eagles must have a parent or legal guardian sign the registration form to be able to fly. If time and space allows, parents of the Young Eagle youth will be able to take an orientation flight with an EAApilot. Additional information is available at The Young Eagles web pag e is Flight Rally offers free airplane rides for kids Saturday morning By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Members of the North American Society of Grass Racers and Sod Slingers will celebrate October on Saturday with a special appearance in the City of Charm and their first autograph session of the season. The lawn mower racers will be part of the annual Avon Park Oktoberfest during the day Saturday with a static display of mowers. They also will have information about the NASGRASS series, which races the second Saturday of each month at the Avon Park Mowerplex off Herrick Avenue on the far west end of the Avon Park Municipal Airport. We love coming out to meet fans and talk with people, said Michael Graves, who drives in the popular iMOWracing division. His ride dubbed "Pinky because of the striking black and pink paint job will be on display with other machines. The NASGRASS racers most recently made a stop at the Sebring Thunder car show, where Graves fired up the engine of his racing mower during the Noon Thunder, where cars were encouraged to rev their engines simultaneously. Pinky can get pretty loud, Graves said with a smile. Following their appearance at the Oktoberfest in downtown Avon Park, the drivers will adjourn to the MowerPlex for tech inspection and practice laps in preparation for the second race of the NASGRASS season. In addition to the racing action, which draws participants from Lakeland to Naples, the first autograph session of the year will be held. That will come at halftime, when drivers will park their mower s on the front stretch pose for pictures and meet the fans. The gates will open Saturday evening at 5 p.m., with the heat races to commence at 6. Admission id $5 for adults. More information is available at the groups website at or their Facebook page at APMowerplex. Mower racers ready to rev it up in Avon Park Saturday WILLIAM BROWN William Robert (Bob) Brown, 78, of Sebring d ied Monday, Oct. 7, 2 013. He was born in A ndalusia, Ala. He was a graduate of Sebring H igh School class of 1 952, served in the N ational Guard, and s erved in the United S tates Marine Corps d uring the Korean C onflict. He was a pipe fitter, belonging to the P lumbers and Pipefitters U nion in Montgomery, A la. and Miami. He m oved back to Sebring i n 1982. He was a memb er of Sparta Road B aptist Church, Sebring. H e enjoyed fishing, miss ion trips, volunteering a t church in many c apacities and served on t he City of Sebring C ode Enforcement B oard fot 14 years. He is survived by his w ife, Frances A.; two s isters, Mary McAulay a nd Frances Lairsey; n ieces and nephews, R onald Walker, Donald W alker, Connie Ibrahim, T racy Lee, Karen L airsey, Amy Poole, C lay Lairsey, Wayne B rown, Jr., Amy Green a nd Cathy Brown; and s isters-in-law, Gladys B erry and Kathy Krett. Amemorial service w ill be held Saturday, O ct. 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. a t Morris Funeral C hapel. The family will r eceive friends one hour p rior to the service. In l ieu of flowers, contrib utions may be made to T he Sebring Historical S ociety, New Testament M ission or to the G ideons. Condolences m ay be expressed at w ww.morrisfunera LOUIS LAGONI Louis M. Lagoni Jr., of Avon Park, age 78, p assed away Oct. 7, 2 013, at Good Shepherd H ospice House in S ebring. He was born in 1 935 in Tampa to Louis M Lagoni, Sr. and R osemary Moore L agoni and moved to A von Park in 1948, w here he graduated f rom high school. He a ttended Georgia I nstitute of Technology, s erved in the U. S. A rmy, and attended S outh Florida C ommunity College. He w orked as a vocational i nstructor in woodworki ng and small engine r epair for the Florida S tate Prison System, f rom which he retired i n1997 after more than 3 0 years of service. He w as a member of Our L ady of Grace Catholic C hurch in Avon Park. H e enjoyed woodworki ng, old cars, and fishi ng and was owner of t he business Wood n S tuff. Survivors include his w ife, Betty Jo; daughter, J odi Haley; grandsons, J ustin, Jake, Joseph, J essie, and Jude Haley; g randdaughter, Jenna H aley; sister, Patricia L agoni of Daytona B each; and brother, W illiam Lagoni (wife S usan) of Lake City. Afuneral Mass will b e celebrated at Our L ady of Grace Catholic C hurch on Monday, Oct. 1 4 at 10:30 a.m., with v isitation with family at t he church at 9:30 a.m., p receding the Mass. M emorial contributions m ay be made to the H ighlands County H umane Society. Continued from A1 Truckers headed to D.C. for protest Katara Simmons/News-Sun Almeda Bariteau of Robert Brack Trucking hits the road Tuesday afternoon Obituaries


Page A6 News-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 RUSTIC HOUSE; 5.542"; 5"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 3 2 7 7 3 c andidates running for the A von Park City Council and m ayoral races. Each candid ate will be asked questions b y the moderator and each w ill be given a chance to v oice their views. The audience will have an o pportunity to submit quest ions in writing, or submit y our questions in advance at a 40th Reunion for SHS Class of planned SEBRING The Sebring H igh School Class of 1973 is p lanning its 40th reunion f rom Nov. 8-10 (remember, M onday, Nov. 11 is Veterans D ay, a holiday and honor a v eteran). At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 j oin the Class of at F iremans Field to cheer on t he SHS Blue Streak F ootball team, playing a gainst Avon Park Red D evils. Around 9 p.m. classm ates will meet at C owpokes Watering Hole for h ors doeuvres, cash bar, and l ots of fun. Casual dress. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 c lassmates will gather at the S ebring Elks Lodge for a d inner buffet of prime rib or c hicken piccata. Afterwards, t here will be a DJ, dancing, c ash bar and lots of live e ntertainment. Again, casual d ress. Sunday, Nov. 10 will be b lessings on the class of I nformation of time, church a nd location to follow. Tickets for the reunion are $ 35 per person; write check p ayable to Carol Sparks, and m ail to 207 Mini Ranch R oad, Sebring, FL33870, or c ontact Carol through M ichael Sparks Facebook p age to use Paypal. Deadline t o register is Oct. 26. Questions? Call 381-0441. J oin Facebook, Sebring High S chool Class of 1973 for u pdated information and s haring pictures of the past. Furry Friends and Family fundraiser SEBRING It is spooky h ow expensive a professiona l portrait can be these days. F ret no more as Cornerstone H ospice announces the Furry F riends and Family Photo S hoot Fundraiser from 5-9 p .m. today. Special guest photograp hers Jennifer Goodson, H ector Gautier and Keith G oodson will snap profess ional portraits of children a nd pets, in or out of cost ume, during the Destination D owntown Sebrings Annual H alloween Bash. The cost per portrait is $ 10 and proceeds benefit the C ornerstone Hospice Pet P eace of Mind Program, a v olunteer-based hospice prog ram which ensures that pets a re walked, fed and cared for a s families deal with serious i llness. The outdoor portraits will be professionally staged at Sadie Kahn Park along North Ridgewood Drive, next to Lindas Books and down the street from the Childrens Museum. Some pet costumes will be available for use that evening courtesy of Dogtown USA. Anyone purchasing a portrait through the fundraiser will receive a 10 percent discount coupon at Dogtown USA. Appointments available by calling 382-4563. Today is also the monthly Sip & Stroll; dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy free wine at participating merchant locations with a $10 I Love Downtown Sebring wine glass purchase or $5 armband from 58 p.m. Glasses are available for purchase and pick up at Galleria 301 (301 Circle Park Drive). Visit www.DestinationDowntown or wnSebringFL.LPPD, Heartland for Children have car seat inspectionsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Police Department, along with Heartland for Children, will conduct Child Safety Seat inspections. This event is sponsored by State Farm Insurance. The event will be from 7:30-10 a.m. today at 201 E. Interlake Blvd., behind Walgreens. This program will allow parents and others who transport children a chance to learn how to properly install childrens safety seats. Free child safety seats will be made available to those in need. To obtain a free car seat, contactmust to be made with Heartland for Children representative Jennifer Sweet at (863) 5198900 (ext. 294) prior to the event. This way she has an idea of how many and what type of car seats she needs to bring. Any questions about the event can be directed to the Lake Placid Police Departments Officer Heather Mulligan and Sergeant Mark Schneider. Destiny Project planning car washSEBRING Acar wash benefiting Destiny Project Inc. will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Auto Zone. Destiny Project is a nonprofit organization to serve high risk moms, preemies and their families in Highlands County. For more information on Destiny Project, visit the Facebook page of Destiny Project Inc.Saturday Morning vendors neededLAKE PLACID The Saturday Morning Market, which is sponsored by the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, will commence on Saturday in Stuart Park. Avendor application is available on the chamber website at or by calling the Lake Placid Chamber at 465-4331.Aglow en Espanol meetsSEBRING Aglow en Espanol invites women in the community to the next meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The meeting will be held in the Spring Lake Activity Center, 209 Spring Lake Blvd. Breakfast and door prizes are included. All denominations are welcome. Call 6559163 for any additional information.Alzheimers Association Walk is SaturdaySEBRING The Alzheimers Associations Walk to End Alzheimers is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimers will take place Saturday at Circle Park, downtown Sebring. Nearly 100 people from the Highlands area are expected at this years event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers participants will participate in a three-mile walk and join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimers disease. The end of Alzheimers disease starts here. Start or join a team today at or call 385-3444.Nu-Hope benefits from Fun ShootLAKE PLACID NuHope Elder Care Services Fun Shoot, presented by Mosaic, will take place Saturday at Square One Sporting Clays Club, State Road 70. For information, call Laurie Murphy at 3822134 or email River sponsors Domestic Violence walkSEBRING Peace River Center Victim Services is inviting Highlands County residents to take steps to end domestic violence in the Highlands Walk-A-Thon set for 8 a.m. Saturday. The walk will take place at Highlands Hammock State Park. Cost will be $20 per person for participation and a benefit T-shirt. Proceeds will go to the Peace River Center Victim Services Local Domestic Violence Shelter. For information or to register, call 386-1168. Continued from A2 d ent to defer it at this point, a t least until after our r etreat, he said. That gathering is set for O ct. 16 at the Heartland W orkforce Center on U.S. 27 s outh of Sebring. Members a re expected to discuss plans o n how to conduct business i n the wake of the defunding o f the group during recent c ounty budget discussions. The retreat is where we a re going to look at our s trategic plan, our fundraisi ng activities and things of t hat nature, he said. I think w e need to set measurable g oals and standards. Stephen Weeks, executive director of the IDA/EDC, said there was no formal agenda for what will be a wide open session. We left it open so members could talk about what theyre proposing to be the future of the organization, he said. During August budget hearings, Highlands County commissioners instructed IDA/EDC officials that they could live on their savings at least for the next six months while fundraising efforts were underway. They also indicated they wanted to see some results from efforts to recruit and retain business here. We have a limited amount of funding currently and thats our budget, said Weeks. In the meantime, a private sector fundraising effort has been under way. Weeks said that program has not been as aggressive as first hoped when it was started. Actually, we have been trying to figure out what we are going to do here at the office, said Weeks. Ive lost two people so I have been looking at the internal structure of the organization and the delegation of responsibilities. Continued from A1 is going to start, said Ogg. It appears to still be in a testing mode at this time. Elections officials will use data collected by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles as a starting point. Any voter records that come back with an alien identification number will be further checked using data compiled under the Department of Homeland Securitys Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or SAVE program. Currently, local elections officials have been using the a program from the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles they were given a year ago during an initial voter registration purge. The process is familiar to Ogg, who was put in charge of that program under former Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell. Basically what it does is it tells you the persons status, like their drivers license and citizenship information, she said. Its pretty tightly regulated. Going forward, supervisors of elections will have access to the SAVE program through the DOE. Although SAVE does not show undocumented residents, U.S.-born citizens, or American citizens who have renounced their citizenship, it does indicate documented residents and their current immigration status. Highlands County already has had at least one brush with an illegal voter. That occurred last year when citizen Richard Frankhauser revealed that he was aware of an illegal voting situation. After negotiations with then Campbell, Frankhauser revealed the name. There was no prosecution. Officials of the States Attorney Office determined that the statute of limitations had expired on the case. I dont like the statute of limitations on that, Ogg said. I have already brought that up. As part of the new process, once a voter receives a letter of non-citizenship, they will have 30 days to respond. They then can either pro vide documentation of proof or request a hearing with the supervisor. They also have the right to appeal the decision in circuit court. However, if after 30 days, if there is no respon se and the supervisor feels the information is accurate, th e voter may be removed. However, until that time, they will be deemed eligible to participate in any elections. Only supervisors of elections are empowered to remove a voter from the registration rolls. In all, Detzner is expected to hold five meetings with the states supervisor s of elections to explain the steps the state will be taking in an effort to identify non-U.S. citizens who may currently be on the rolls. Continued from A1 responded, but were unable to save her. According to arrest reports, King told investigators that his 4-year-old son put Amelia in the truck while he was inside his home at 507 Ryan Road. The son, however, reportedly told investigators that King took the children to the store to get a lighter and left Amelia in the truck for a long time. During Wednesday mornings pre-trial conference the state and defense teams spoke briefly regarding the case and its expected witnesses. Aforensic meteorologist and a medical examiner are two of the witnesses who will very likely testify in the case. The trial could begin as early as Tuesday. Defense attorney Shirle y Whitsitt is representing King, who was present during Wednesdays pre-trial hearing. Judge William Sikes wi ll preside over the trial. Continued from A1 Community Briefs King trial set to start next week Ogg learns about process for next purging of non-citizen voters The Highlands Little Theatre is also a part of the strut, which was moved to the downtown Sebring area for this years event. During the short strut, walkers will head to HLTand HAL for fun pit stops. The Florida Hospital will be providing mocktailson the pavilion and lounge area. There will be a concert on the main stage featuring our performers. Theyll be performing songs from our upcoming Xenon Awards Show. There will also be a giant photo booth on the pavilion and a drawing for a door prize, a themed gift basket which includes two season tickets (to HLT), said HLTExecutive Director Vanessa Logsdon. The Pink Army Strut is selling out quickly. The event has tickets for 500 participants. For a $20 registration fee, participants may talk a short walk (less than one mile) through downtown Sebring in a sea of pink to help promote breast cancer awareness. The money raised through the strut will go to the Florida Hospital Heartland Mammography Fund, providing mammograms for local residents who are in need. Along with a the pink strut, the event will hold a best pink costume contest, a car show, live music, food and drinks. To register, visit and click upcoming events The registration costs includes a swag bag filled with pink goodies for parti cipants. Continued from A1 Pink Army ready to strut in Sebring EDC postpones its annual banquet amid budget crunch News-Sun file pho to State and local election officials are working out the details of a plan to purge non-citizen voters from the rolls to keep them from casting ballots in elections.


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 11, 2013Page A7 rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnn nnn nnnfnffnnnbn f bfffnffbf fnbfnb f fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282013CA149 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KAREN CUMMINGS A/K/A KAREN M. CUMMINGS; MICHAEL CUMMINGS A/K/A MICHAEL J.CUMMINGS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CENTRAL PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY; GERRY CUMMINGS A/K/A GERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERRY CUMMINGS; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 24th day of September,2013,and entered in Case No.282013CA149,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and KAREN CUMMINGS A/K/ A KAREN M.CUMMINGS; MICHAEL CUMMINGS A/K/A MICHAEL J.CUMMINGS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CENTRAL PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY; GERR Y CUMMINGS A/K/A GERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERR Y CUMMINGS and UNKNOWN TENANT NK A EMERITA DENEFIELD IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 13th day of November, 2013,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 20,IN BLOCK 52,OF SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING UNIT NO.5,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. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 25th day of September,2013. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k 10-59018 October 11,18,2013 AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 13th day of November,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 2,LEE WAY HEIGHTS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14,PAGE 43,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A 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 25th day of September,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File No.10-19154 LBPS October 4,11,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2010CA000863 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS YATES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS YATES IF ANY; 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 PARITES MAY CLAIM AN ITNEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 24,2013,and entered in Case No. 28-2010CA000863,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.FEDERAL NATIONAL MORGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and THOMAS YATES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS YATES IF ANY N/K/A PATTI YATES; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL,AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28 2012CA000180 FLAGSTAR BANK,FSB, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD RUSSELL SELPH, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28,2013,and entered in Case No.28 2012CA000180 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB,is the Plaintiff and RICHARD RUSSELL SELPH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD RUSSELL SELPH; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A CARRIE MARSHALL; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s).Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M.on November 5, 2013,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: THE SOUTH HALF (1/2) OF LOT EIGHT (8),BLOCK ``D'',OF THE SUBDIVISION OF THE SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 (BLOCK 16) SECTION 15,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 74,PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY FLORIDA,OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,WAS FORMERLY A PART. 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 28th day of August,2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690, 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; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 11-17427 October 4,11,2013 ceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. October 11,18,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000118 DIVISION: SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN T.MAHONEY,III,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated September 23,2013 and entered in Case No.28-2013-CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and JOHN T. MAHONEY,III; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN T.MAHONEY,III; 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; LAKE JUNE POINTE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC.; are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM,on the 15th day of November,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 19,BLOCK 2,LAKE JUNE POINTE PHASE II,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 41,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 559 SUNSET POINTE DRIVE,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on September 24,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F11036100 SUNTRUST-CONV-R-pschriber-Team 4-F11036100 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this probidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM,on the 15th day of November,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2,BLOCK 23,LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION TWO,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 61,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 1047 GARLAND AVENUE,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 sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on September 24,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F09009295 WMFIDELITY-SPECFHLMC-B-lrodriguezTeam 3-F09009295 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. October 11,18,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2009-CA-000179 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, vs. JORGE F.PEREZ,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated September 23,2013 and entered in Case No.28-2009-CA-000179 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA is the Plaintiff and JORGE F.PEREZ; ANNYVIES B.LUIS,TENANT #1 N/K/A MARY HUNTER are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001038 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MARIA A.SOBALVARRO,RUBNER SOBALVARRO,JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION,INC., 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 27,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 81,OF SEBRING HILLS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:125 SPARROW AVE,SEBRING,FL 33870; 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 October 29,2013 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 27th day of September,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 4,11,2013 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 sixty (60) days after the sale.The Court,in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale.Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED:September 25,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group,P.A. 1499 W.Palmetto Park Rd.,Suite 300 Boca Raton,FL 33486 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,255 North Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830 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. File #13-003559-FIH\282010CA001184XXAXMX\BOA October 4,11,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.282010CA001184XXAXMX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, PLAINTIFF, VS. DANIEL WOOD,ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 24,2013,in the above action,I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands,Florida,on November 13,2013,at 11:00 AM,at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 for the following described property: LOT 409,WEST SEBRING ESTATES SECTION ``B'',ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 43,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:12000629GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. EMILIO MIRANDA A/K/A EMILIO J. MIRANDA; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:Lizzette Sanchez Last Known Residence:210 North Byrd Ave., Avon Park,FL 33825 Unknown Heirs,Beneficiaries,Devisees, Grantees,Assignees,Lienors,Creditors, Trustees,And All Other Parties Claiming An Interest By,Through,Under or Against the Estate of Alida Miranda-Colon AKA Alida Colon Miranda AKA Alida C.Miranda,Deceased Last Known Residence:Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County,Florida: THE SOUTH 75 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 6,BLOCK 12,SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 58,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO (NOW HIGHLANDS) COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Aldridge Connors,LLP, Plaintiff's attorney,at 1615 South Congress Avenue,Suite 200 Delray Beach,FL 33445 (Phone Number:561-392-6391),within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice,and file the original with the clerk of this court either before November 5,2013 on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on September 26,2013. ROBERT GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 1092-1942 October 4,11,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.11000397GCAXSX BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING,LLC,A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. JAMES F.GREEN,et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property located in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: PARCEL 1:Lot 17,Block 1,REPLAT OF LORIDA HEIGHTS,according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8,Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.Said Lot lying in and comprising a part of the South 1/2 of Section 8,Township 35 South,Range 31 East. PARCEL 2:COMMENCING at the intersection of the South line of Section 8,Township 35 South,Range 31 East,with the Southerly right of way of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad; run thence North 60 degrees 39' West along said right of way line a distance of 200 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; continue thence North 60 degrees 39' West along said right of way line a distance of 200 feet more or less to the Northeasterly corner of Lot 17,Block 1,of LORIDA HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION,as per Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6,Page 39A; run thence South 29 degrees 21' West along the Easterly line of U.S.Highway No.98; run thence South 60 degrees 39' East along said Northerly right of way line a distance of 200 feet; run thence North 29 degrees 11' East a distance of 100 feet more or less to the POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 3:COMMENCE at the intersection of the South line of Section 8,Township 35 South,Range 31 East,Highlands County, Florida,with the Southerly right of way line of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad at the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 60 degrees 39' West along said right of way line a distance of 200 feet to a point,thence South 29 degrees 21' West a distance of 100 feet to a point,thence South 60 degrees 39' East along the Northerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 98 a distance of 13.72 feet to a point on the South boundary of Section 8,a distance of 211.39 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Property address:1972,1954 & 1948 US 98 Sebring,FL 33872 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on November 13,2013. DATED THIS 25th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 25th day of September,2013. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 95875 dcs October 4,11,201 1050LegalsCLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTSSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155


Page A8News-SunFriday, October 11, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2010-CA-000230 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY SULLIVAN A/K/A JEFFREY T. SULLIVAN,DIANE SULLIVAN A/K/A DIANE J.SULLIVAN,UNKNOWN TENANT(S) N/K/A DON SPRAKER, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.2010-CA-000230 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce A venue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 13th day of November,2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 2,Block 5,Lake Saddlebags Subdivision,according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10,Page 44 of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000782 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER L.DUNCAN A/K/A CHRIS L.DUNCAN A/K/A CHRISTOPHER LYNN DUNCAN,LAURIE J.DUNCAN A/K/A LAURIE JOSEPHINE DUNCAN,HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER L.DUNCAN A/K/A CHRIS L.DUNCAN A/K/A CHRISTOPHER LYNN DUNCAN N/K/A JENNIFER DUNCAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF L AURIE J.DUNCAN A /K/A LAURIE JOSEPHINE DUNCAN, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No. 28-2012-CA-000782 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce A venue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 24th day of October,2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: The East 7/10 of the North Half of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 12,Township 36 South,Range 28 East,Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of September,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1898413 11-05371-2 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 4,11,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000157 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS,INC.,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-10, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID L.WATSON AKA DAVID LEROY WATSON AKA SHERRIE MARIE WATSON,SALLY A.WATSON; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE,the names being fictitious to account for parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed October 1,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2012-CA-000157 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce A venue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 1st day of November,2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: LOTS THIRTEEN (13),FOURTEEN (14), FIFTEEN (15) AND SIXTEEN (16),BLOCK EIGHTEEN (18),AVON PARK ESTATES RED HILL FARMS ADDITION SECTION H,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 57,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS,RESTRICTIONS,EASEMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS OF RECORD,IF ANY,AND SUBJECT TO TAXES FOR THE YEAR 1992 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS. 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 2nd day of October,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1843070 13-02731-1 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 11,18,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 11, 2013Page A9 DODGE STRATUS2006. 6cyl. Fully Loaded. Factory new cond. 21,150 mi. $6800. Call 863-385-2613 CADILLAC STSV8 '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 WERDE'S WILDLIFE GIANT YARD SALE 4820 Wilderness Trail, Sebring, FL 33875 (Off Payne Rd then to Wilderness tail) Sat & Sun Oct. 12th & 13th, 9am to 5pm. Various Items, Clothes, Tools, VHS Tapes & Much More! SEBRING -TRASH & TREASURE & BAKE SALE! At St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Dr., Fri. Oct.11, 8am 3pm & Sat. Oct. 12, 8am-12pm. Lunch will be available Friday. Something For Everyone! 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. SEBRING -5115 DESOTO RD. THURS.-FRI.-SAT. OCT. 10-11-12, 8AM-? Furniture, TV's, electronics, books, sports equipment, much more! LAKE PLACIDSat. & Sun. 9 3pm. 1705 Chapel Hill St. Downsizing! Furn., tools, exercise equip. & housewares. LAKE PLACIDFri. Sun. 7 3pm. 116 Washington Blvd. Entire Household, riding mower & more! GIANT YARDSALE At Storage Facility. Sat. 8-4pm. Household, Tools, New motorized wheelchair, appliances, New & Vintage Jewelry. 1866 South Wilburn Dr. Located off US 27, Across from College, Towards Reflections. AVON PARKYard Sale 2098 N Dressel Rd. Saturday 8a-2p. 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 SMALL ANIMALTRAP paid $80.00. Used once. Like new. $75. Call 863-465-5210. REFRIGERATOR "FRIGIDAIRE Good Condition. $75. OBO. 863-835-0803 MEN'S FALLSUITS 1 black, 1 gray. Extra ties & shirts. $60. for the pair. 863-385-0000 JOGGING STROLLERTike Tech, all terrain. Great cond. $75. Cash. Call 863-443-6470 7310Bargain BuysWAGON *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 7300MiscellaneousWIG SELLOUT and Beauty Shop Equip. Hair Depot. 863-453-8955 or 863-453-0392 7280Office & BusinessEquipment 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. 7100TV, Radio & Stereo 7000 MerchandiseWISH TORENT A COMPLETELY FURNISHED HOME in Lake Placid area for January March 2014. Call 765-505-0305 6650 Wanted to Rent 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. 2BR/1.5 BA $700/month, 1st, last, sec $350. App Fee $35.00. Most pets ok w/extra dep. 3326 Sparta Circle. See full listing on Call 863-273-9377, lv. msg. SEBRING -Large 4BR, 2BA, Living rm., Dining rm., Laundry rm., Mostly tiled floors throughout. Fenced yard. $700. Monthly. 321-452-7090 or 863-446-1861 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 -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 2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 LAKE PLACIDon 2 lots. 3/2.5, 2 master bedrooms. Partially furnished. Patio, 1 car garage. Walking distance to Golf course & close to 2 Lakes. $850/mo. Call 863-699-2444 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 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 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsBEAUTIFULAPTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-446-1822 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING DUPLEX2/1. Clean & Available now. Tile floors, washer/dryer hook up, CHA, no smoke/pets. $525 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. 6050 Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile Homes 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 SEBRING UPSCALESALON Needs Nail Tech Immediately to take over Clientele. & Hair Dresser Needed. Call 863-385-2728 or 863-414-6903 LIL WIZARDSACADEMY Is Looking for VPK Child Care Teachers. VPK Endorsement, Service Hours, CPR & First Aid required. 863-381-9676 or email 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 863.471.2299 EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: 863-385-9100 CONTRACTOR/REMODELER NEEDSassistant w/valid drivers license, reliable transportation van preferred, tools/experience helpful. 863-253-3034, 863-414-7535. CERTIFIED DIETARYMANAGER Progressive long-term care facility is seeking a Full Time CDM. Strong working knowledge of long-term care documentation required. Excellent pay and benefits available. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL. (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFW. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements PUBLIC AUCTION:NOVEMBER 8,2013 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION:AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST.AVON PARK,FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1998 FORD 1FMYU22X2WUB4465 October 11,2013 Notice of Public Sale,Notice is hereby given that on 11/8/13 at 10:30 am,the following vehicle will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.713.585 to satisfy towing, storage,and labor charges:2007 FORD #1FTSW21PX7EB49852.The vehicle will be sold for $1237.64.Sale will be held by lienor at Alan Jay FORD-LINC-MERC Inc3201 US Hwy 27 S,Sebring,FL 33870. 863-385-0144.Pursuant to F.S.713.585, the cash sum amount of $1237.64 would be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lienor.Any owner,lien holders,or interested parties have a right to a hearing prior to the sale by filing a demand with the Highlands County Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition. The owner has a right to recover possession of the vehicle prior to the sale,by posting a bond pursuant to F.S.559.917,and if sold, proceeds remaining from the sale will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Highlands County for disposition.Lienor reserves the right to bid. Florida,this 2nd day of October,2013. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W.Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. PH #16155 October 11,18,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:12000029GCS CITIMORTGAGE,INC. Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS FLORES A/K/A CARLOS FLORES MOYET A/K/A CARLOS FLORES-MOYET, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 2,2013,and entered in Case No.12000029GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY,Florida,wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,is Plaintiff,and CARLOS FLORES A/K/A CARLOS FLORES MOYET A/K/A CARLOS FLORES-MOYET,et al are Defendants,the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,beginning at 11:00 a.m.,in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 S. Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870,in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes,on the 1st day of November,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 539,SEBRING RIDGE,SECTION A, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 45,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-355 IN RE:ESTATE OF EUNICE L.DAVIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent,the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending,and the file number are indicated above.The address of the court is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870.The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate,even if that claim is unmatured,contingent or unliquidated,you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate,including unmatured,contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE,ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is July 14,2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 11,2013. Personal Representative: HAROLD E.DAVIS 18779 Hilton Drive Southfield,MI 48075 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R.RHOADES,P.A. Florida Bar No.:308714 Clifford R.Rhoades,P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring,Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 October 11,18,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13000538GCAXMX U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,INC.2006-NC2,ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-NC2 Plaintiff, v. KEVIN BROCK,ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:CUSTOM MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS INCORPORATED; whose last known principal place of business was: C/O CARLISA DAVIS,R.A. 249 CENTER STREET WINTER GARDEN,FL 34787 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida,to-wit: LOTS 1683 AND 1684,AVON PARK LAKES,UNIT 5,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 92,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on DOUGLAS C.ZAHM, P.A.,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is 12425 28th Street North,Suite 200,St.Petersburg,FL 33716,on or before November 12,2013 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action,and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870,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 petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 3rd day of September,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, Y OU ARE ENTITLED,AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF Y OUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE,PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT (863)534-4690.IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,CALL TDD 1-800-955-8771 OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), V IA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. 885110536 October 11,18,2013 Deputy Clerk 1901523 11-03245-4 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. October 4,11,2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.08001568GCS GMAC MORTGAGE,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JONATHAN BAILEY,, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 08001568GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,Plaintiff,and WILLIAMS,ELAINE,, are Defendants,The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at,JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE,430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING,FL 33870,at the hour of 11:00 A.M. on the 15th day of November,2013,the following described property: Legal Description:See Attached ``Exhibit A'' Exhibit A A portion of Lots 10 and 11,Block 149,of DENISE COURT,as per plat recorded in Plat Book 2,Page 83,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida,more particularly described as follows:Begin at the Southeast corner of said Lot 11,said point being at the intersection of the Westerly right-of-way of Cornelia Ave.and the Northerly right-of-way of Josephine Street; thence run North 00 degrees 00'00'' East along the Westerly right-of-way of Cornelia Ave.a distance of 33.30 feet to a point; thence run North 90 degrees 00'00'' West a distance of 42.41 feet; thence run North 44 degrees 31'51'' West a distance of 80.44 feet; thence North 90 degrees 00'00'' West a distance of 42.40 feet to a point on the rear lot line of said Lot 10; thence South 00 degrees 00'00'' East along the rear lot line of said Lots 10 and 11,a distance of 93.32 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way of Josephine Street; thence North 88 degrees 55'00'' East along the Northerly right-of-way of Josephine Street for a distance of 141.25 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel Identification Number: S333429-05014900100 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Sebring,Highlands County, Florida this 24th day of September,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp 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 Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 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. 26293.1181/DBrooks October 4,11,2013SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155***PLEASE USE FILLER********AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032682 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032681 6250Furnished Houses 6300Unfurnished Houses


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Fishing with frogs and toads has become a way of life for many bass fishermen. For some, the artificial amphibians have replaced the spinnerbait, crankbait and plastic worm. And theres a very good reason for its popularity over the past couple of years. These plastic replicas of common frogs and toads catch fish. Not just fish, but really, really big fish. Ive fished with frogs and toads over the years and caught some nice fish, but for whatever reason, Ive always felt more confident with other baits. I need to spend a little more time froggin. But recently, Ive had a number of customers ask for different frog and toad lures so I decided to do a little research to see exactly what is out there. I was surprised to find the large number and wide variety and different choices there are. To quote Mike Pehanich, senior writer for B.A.S.S magazine, the quest for the perfect frog has stretched the creative minds of fishermen and manufacturers alike. Mike goes on to say that frog itself is a four-letter word is surely no coincidence. Just listen to the litany of expletives that missed frog strikes inspire. And hes right! Frogginmay be one of the most exciting techniques in all of bass fishing, but it can also be extremely frustrating. Casting out a frog or toad look-alike may seem similar to casting any topwater bait and working it back to the boat. But thats where the similarity ends. Allowing for a bit of imagina tion, these new frog replicas look just like a real frog or toad swimming through the pads, reeds an d hydrilla. And bass love to strike them! Astandard stop and go retrieve, or a frantic hop and skip along the surface is usually all thats needed to cause a bass to blow up on the bait. And when those blow ups hap pen, like many other baits, the angler is quick to set the hook, often too quick, pulling it away from the bass without getting a good hookset. Patience is needed, as well as nerves of steel if you choose to go froggin. Advice my father gave me 40 years ago when fishing a jitterbug, dont move the bait until all the rings in the water disappear. That takes patience, but often, the strike will come seconds aft er the frog lands in the water. When that happens, take a deep breath and do a slow coun t, 1001 1002, then set up. Frogs and toads are definitely big bass baits. I believe they are effective on big bass simply because they are slow moving, often stationary, requiring little effort for a big bass to attack what they believe is easy quarry Special to the News-SunTwo boys from Sebring, ages 11 and 12, were named local champions of the 2013 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge and have earned the right to compete at the district level. Pope John XXIII Council 5441 in Sebring sponsored the local competition at the St. Catherine Youth Center which took place on Saturday, Oct. 5. All youngsters ages 9-14 were eligible to participate. Johnny Morales was the winner of the 12-year-old boysdivision, and Yoan Amaro was the winner of the boys11-year old division. Each of these winners will compete in the district competitions to be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park. While there, Morales, Amaro and the other area competitors will make use of their fancy footwork and keep an eye toward moving on to the next levels. News-Sun Friday, October 11, 2013 BSection Sports Sebring at Tenoroc 7 p.m., Titan FieldSebring 4-1, beat Lake Region 44-14. Tenoroc 0-5, lost to Mulberry 54-12. Avon Park vs. Hardee 7:30 p.m., Joe Franza StadiumAvon Park 0-6, lost to Clewiston, 49-7. Hardee 4-1, beat Booker 14-3. Friday Night Football Dan Hoehne/News-Sun T he Lady Dragons celebrate clinching the top spot in the district standings after Tuesdays win at Avon Park. Page B3 Fishin Around... Don Norton By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK It was t he expected battle T uesday night, as D istrict 9-4Afrontrunn ers Lake Placid and A von Park squared off f or the first three sets a nyway. Having fallen to the D ragons in the earlier m eeting of the season, t he Lady Devils were l ooking to force a tie at t he top of the standings b y giving Lake Placid i tsfirst district loss. It wasnt to be, howeve r, as the Lady Dragons c linched the top spot w ith a four-set win. The visiting gals in g reen held a steady, t hough small, lead t hroughout the opening s et never really pulling a way, but continuing to k eep the Devils at an a rms distance before s ealing a 25-18 win. Lake Placid came out m uch stronger in the seco nd set, getting off to an 8 -3 lead. But Avon Park was in n o mood to let this one g et away and went on a f ive-point run with a M arina Torres kill, to p ull even at 8-8. Things stayed backa nd-forth over the next f ew points, but a pair of M ary Grace Bates aces h ighlighted a Dragon run t hat pushed the lead out t o 21-13. But again, atonement w as on the Lady Devils m inds and they made a c harge to close the gap t o 22-19. After a Lake Placid t ime out was called by h ead coach Charlotte B auder to stem the tide, the Dragons got it back together and scored the final three points, highlighted by a Jacalyn Baldwin kill, to take the set 25-19 and put the visitors on the verge of a sweep. We have the best record weve had in years with just three losses coming in, and we atoned for one of those, Avon Park head coach Shane Wirries said. We lost to All Saints earlier and atoned for that by beating them Monday night. And it was that mindset that the Devils took into the third set, which became a trade-off of big runs. Up 4-0, Avon Park saw Baldwin spark a Lake Placid run with a kill and ace to go up 5-4. Later, with it tied at 77, it was the Lady Devils spurred by a Torres kill to score five straight and take a 12-7 lead. They were maintaining their lead at 16-13, but back came the Dragons, scoring five straight with another Baldwin ace, to go up 18-16. Lake Placid stayed up two on a Bella Caraballo kill, but Avon Park tied it up again by scoring the next two to make it 2020. The two teams battled back and forth with some fantastic rallies over the next few points, neither side willing to let the ball hit the deck. Still tied at 24-24, the Devils soon secured the next two points to get back into it with the 2624 win. But that valiant effort to get over the hump may have taken something out of the red-clad hostesses, as the fourth, and as it turned out final, set was all Lake Placid. An Aaliya Eastburn kill opened the scoring and had the Lady Devils up 1-0, but that would be the only lead they would have in the set. Still close at 5-4, the Dragons began to pull away. Lake Placid kept putting together runs, with Avon Park unable to score consecutive points until the Green Dragons were sporting a 23-12 lead. The Red Devils finally put together back-toback scores, but then so did Lake Placid to close out the 25-14 win that sealed the match. They played awesome as a team, Bauder said. Their communication, defensive coverage was some of the best Ive seen all season. Theyre getting better and better, and I think Lady Dragons clinch district Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Marina Torres smashes this kill over the net Tuesday night for the Lady Devils. See LP, Page B4 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge crowns 2 champs Courtesy pho to Yoan Amaro was the 11-year old champion in the Knights of Columbus Soccer Shootout on Saturday, Oct. 5. Frogs and toads See FROGS, Page B4 Associated PressIn an SEC season thats been d ominated by top-shelf offense, t heres still at least one team that p lays defense: Florida. The No. 17 Gators are giving up j ust 12.2 points per game, but t heyll be tested Saturday. No. 10 LSUs offense is among t he best in the league, thanks to Q B Zach Mettenberger, WRs J arvis Landry and Odell Beckham J r. and RB Jeremy Hill. Said Mettenberger of Florida: You are only as successful as y our next game. If I go out S aturday against Florida and fini sh with a lot of incompletions and t wo interceptions, I will be considered a terrible player again in the medias eyes. BESTMATCHUP: Georgia QB Aaron Murray vs. Missouri QB James Franklin. Murrays great senior season is no surprise and No. 7 Georgia is right in the thick of the SEC race, but Mizzous emergence behind Franklin has been a little more unexpected. Franklin appears fully healthy after a variety of injuries slowed him in 2012, and the 25th-ranked Tigers are off to a 5-0 start. He has thrown for 1,407 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Auburns offense is rolling under first-year coach Gus Malzahn. The Tigers are especially effective in the ground game, averaging 242.2 yards per game. Tre Mason (83 yards per game), No. 17 Florida, No. 10 LSU meet in SEC showdown See UF, Page B3


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 ClinicAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering one more clinic for beginner/intermediate boys and girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills, loco-motor movements, eye/hand coordination and team building skills. The clinic will meet one day for two hours, with a cost of $50. The clinic will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturday Oct. 12, from 9-11 a.m. 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 the 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.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.Youth BasketballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for their Youth Basketball League ages 415. Questions please call 382-9622.McGuire 5K RaceSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Maj. Thomas McGuire 5K Walk/Run and Veterans 1-Mile Honor Walk. The race will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Highlands Hammock State Park. Registration will take place starting a t 6:30 a.m. and conclude at 7:20 a.m. on the day of the race This race will include a 1 mile veterans honor walk open to all registrants in honor of veterans serving past and present whose courageous support of our nation in peace and war continue through to this day. You do not need to be runner just reg ister and walk to show your support for our veterans. All veterans registering for the event will receive a special red race shirt recognizing them for their service to our country. The early entry fee is $20, which includes a commemorative t-shirt if you register by October 12th. Entries will be accepted up to the day of the race, and on the day of the race, for $25, however a t-shirt is not guaranteed. Highlands Hammock Park will not be charging admission fees to participants of the race. For more information, registration, an d sponsorship information go to or please contact the Chamber at 385-8448 or If your business would like to become a corporate sponsor for this special event and show your support, please contact the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce. Join us for this exciting event! Aportion of race entry proceeds will be donated to sponsoring Veteran Honor Flights to Washington D.C. in 2014. DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Friday: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Monday: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Tuesday: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Oakland 2, Detroit 2 Friday: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday: Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Monday: Oakland 6, Detroit 3 Tuesday: Detroit 8, Oakland 6 Thursday: Detroit at Oakland, lateNATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 Thursday: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Monday: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 Wednesday: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 1 Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday: Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 6 Monday: Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)AMERICAN LEAGUEAll games televised by Fox Saturday: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston Sunday, Oct. 13: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner Wednesday, Oct. 16: Boston at Oakland-Detroit winner x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at OaklandDetroit winner x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Oakland-Detroit winner at BostonNATIONAL LEAGUEAll games televised by TBS Los Angeles vs. St. Louis Friday, Oct. 11: Los Angeles (Greinke 15-5) at St. Louis (Lynn 15-1 or Kelly 10-5) Saturday, Oct. 12: Los Angeles at St. Louis Monday, Oct. 14: St. Louis at Los Angeles Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis at Los Angeles x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Los Angeles x-Friday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles at St. Louis x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at St. LouisWORLD 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 England410.8009570 N.Y. Jets320.60098116 Miami320.600114117 Buffalo230.400112130 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis410.80013979 Tennessee320.60011595 Houston230.40093139 Jacksonville050.00051163 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore320.600117110 Cleveland320.60010194 Cincinnati320.6009487 Pittsburgh040.00069110 West WLTPctPFPA Denver5001.000230139 Kansas City5001.00012858 Oakland230.40098108 San Diego230.400125129NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia230.400135159 Dallas230.400152136 Washington130.25091112 N.Y. Giants050.00082182 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans5001.00013473 Carolina130.2507458 Atlanta140.200122134 Tampa Bay040.0004470 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit320.600131123 Chicago320.600145140 Green Bay220.50011897 Minnesota130.250115123 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle410.80013781 San Francisco320.60011398 Arizona320.6009195 St. Louis230.400103141 ___ Thursdays Game N.Y. Giants at Chicago, late Sunday, Oct. 13 Carolina at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at New England, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Miami Monday, Oct. 14 Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.FINALS(Best-of-5) Minnesota 2, Atlanta 0 Sunday: Minnesota 84, Atlanta 59 Tuesday: Minnesota 88, Atlanta 63 Thursday: Minnesota at Atlanta, late x-Sunday, Oct. 13: Minnesota at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Wenesday, Oct. 16: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Toronto31061310 Boston2 00472 Detroit2 10467 Tampa Bay2 10477 Ottawa1 02489 Montreal1 20298 Florida1 202511 Buffalo0 311410 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh3006123 N.Y. Islanders2015127 Carolina1 11369 New Jersey0 133915 Columbus1 10266 N.Y. Rangers1 202614 Washington12021012 Philadelphia1 302510WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis3006144 Colorado3006113 Winnipeg21041210 Chicago11131010 Dallas1 10245 Nashville1 20269 Minnesota0 122710 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3006174 Vancouver31061512 Calgary20261515 Anaheim2 104811 Los Angeles22041113 Phoenix1 202611 Edmonton12021115 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Wednesdays Games St. Louis 3, Chicago 2 Calgary 3, Montreal 2 Los Angeles 4, Ottawa 3, OT Thursdays Games Colorado at Boston, late Columbus at Buffalo, late Carolina at Washington, late Phoenix at Detroit, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late Toronto at Nashville, late Winnipeg at Minnesota, late Montreal at Edmonton, late San Jose at Vancouver, late N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim, late Fridays Games Phoenix at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Carolina, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Calgary, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-New York1598535039 Sporting KC15107524429 Houston13109483937 Montreal13107464845 Philadelphia12109453939 Chicago12127434145 New England11119424436 Columbus12155414042 Toronto FC51611262946 D.C.3226152055WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Real Salt Lake15107525540 Seattle15106514138 Portland12514504833 Los Angeles14116485137 Colorado13109484233 San Jose13118473341 Vancouver12119454842 FC Dallas101011414347 Chivas USA6188262960 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth ___ Wednesdays Games Houston 0, Sporting Kansas City 0, tie Vancouver 4, Seattle FC 1 San Jose 1, Colorado 0 Saturdays Games New England at Montreal, 2:30 p.m. Philadelphia at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Chicago at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sundays Game Seattle FC at Portland, 9 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League NEW YORK YANKEESRe-signed manager Joe Girardi to a four-year contract through the 2017 season. TEXAS RANGERSActivated RHP Matt West from the 60-day DL. Designated INF infielder Jeff Baker for assignment.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERSWaived C Dan Gadzuric and C Eric Boateng.FOOTBALLNational Football League BUFFALO BILLSSigned CB Johnny Adams to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERSSigned C Brian Folkerts from practice squad. Signed WR Marvin McNutt from Miamis practice squad. Signed LB Ben Jacobs and LB Jeff Tarpinian to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARSSigned DT Christian Tupou from the practice squad. Placed DT Nate Collins on injured reserve. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSSigned LB Andy Studebaker. Signed RB Dan Herron of Cincinnati's practice squad. Placed RB Ahmad Bradshaw on injured reserve. MINNESOTA VIKINGSSigned DE Brian Robison to a four-year contract extension. Waived DE George Johnson. Signed DE Justin Trattou. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned DT Andre Neblett. Re-signed LB Ja'Gared Davis and S Kanorris Davis to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETSPlaced LB Antwan Barnes on injured reserve. Re-signed LB Ricky Sapp. Signed DT T.J. Barnes to the practice squad. Released DT Junior Aumavae from the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERSSigned DT Daniel Muir. Re-signed OL Jack Cornell to the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Swim hosts Heartland Invite,Diving,5:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Swim hosts Heartland Invite,Swimming,9 a.m. MONDAY: Volleyball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Sebring,Senior night,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Football at Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Swim at Heartland Invite,Lake Placid,Diving,5:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Swim at Heartland Invite,Lake Placid,Swimming,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. SFSC TODAY: Volleyball hosts Tri-Match,vs.Pasco-Hernando,1 p.m.,vs.Indian River,5 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Indian River,doubleheader,11 a.m.; Softball at Florida Gulf Coast,Noon TUESDAY: Volleyball at St.Petersburg,7 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; Swim at Heartland Invite,Lake Placid,Diving, 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Swim at Heartland Invite,Lake Placid,Swimming,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. N H L S A T U R D A Y 7 p m Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay . . . . . . S U N C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L F R I D A Y 8 : 3 0 p m Temple at Cincinnati. . . . . . . . E S P N S A T U R D A Y N o o n Oklahoma vs. Texas. . . . . . . . . A B C N o o n Missouri at Georgia . . . . . . . . E S P N N o o n Indiana at Michigan State. . . . . . E S P N 2 1 2 : 2 0 p m South Carolina at Arkansas . . . . . . 3 8 3 : 3 0 p m Florida at LSU. . . . . . . . . . . C B S 3 : 3 0 p m Boston College at Clemson . . . . . . A B C 3 : 3 0 p m Northwestern at Wisconsin. . . . . E S P N 2 3 : 3 0 p m Baylor at Kansas State . . . . . . . F O X 5 p m Michigan at Penn State . . . . . . . E S P N 7 p m Alabama at Kentucky . . . . . . . E S P N 2 8 : 3 0 p m Texas A&M at Ole Miss . . . . . . . E S P N 1 0 : 3 0 p m California at ULCA . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 M L B P L A Y O F F S F R I D A Y 8 p m L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis . . . . . . T B S S A T U R D A Y 4 p m L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis . . . . . . T B S 7 : 3 0 p m Oakland/Detroit winner at Boston . . . F O X Times, games, channels all subject to change W O R L D C U P Q U A L I F Y I N G S O C C E R F R I D A Y 2 : 3 0 p m Germany vs. Republic of Ireland . . E S P N 2 A U T O R A C I N G F R I D A Y 5 : 3 0 p m NASCAR Bank of America 500, Prac. E S P N 2 7 : 3 0 p m NASCAR Dollar General 300 . . . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m NASCAR Bank of America 500. . . . A B C G O L F F R I D A Y 9 a m EuroPGA Portugal Masters . . . . G O L F 1 p m PGA Open . . . . . . . G O L F 2 p m PGA SASChampionship . . . . . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 9 a m EuroPGA Portugal Masters . . . . G O L F 2 p m PGA SASChampionship . . . . . G O L F 5 p m PGA Open . . . . . . . G O L F LIVESPORTSONTV MLB Playoffs WNBA NHL Transactions MLS NFL Page B2 News-SunFriday, October 11, 2013


N ick Marshall (57.6), C ameron Artis-Payne (51.2) a nd Corey Grant (49.6) give A uburn plenty of options. ... T op-ranked Alabama and F lorida are clearly the class o f the league on defense. Both teams are giving up j ust 12.2 points per game, w hich is nearly 10 points b etter than the next best d efense. LONGSHOT: No. 9 T exas A&M at Ole Miss. T he Rebels have lost two in a row and will be the underd og on Saturday in Oxford, M iss. But Ole Miss was one o f the few teams to give J ohnny Manziel trouble last s eason, forcing the Aggies i nto six turnovers. Texas A&M needed a late rally to escape with a 30-27 victory. PLAYER TO WATCH: Texas A&M WR Mike Evans. The 6-foot-5 sophomore is having a huge season, with 28 passes for 691 yards and five touchdowns. His 24.7 yards per catch is the best mark in the SEC. Hell have a big size advantage on the Ole Miss secondary, so look for Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to find ways to exploit that matchup. Said Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on defending Evans: Weve thought about a lot of crazy things. Were trying to think out of the box a little bit on who we might put on him in some situations that could compete for a jump ball with him. Placid Lakes The Mens Golf Association played a Two Best Ball Front, One Best Ball Back tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The team of John Goble, Ed Bartusch, Gene Ransom and John Millerick came in first with a -27, while Frank Fisher, Lane Capp, Jack Marceau and Howard Ticknor were next at 17. Bob McMillian, Russ Isaacs, Jack Hoerner and Bud Snyder placed third with a -15. Tuesday, Oct. 8, saw the Womens Association play a Best Nine Holes event. Handan Schneider carded a 26 for first place, with Carol Olsen in second at 29. Sue Mackey was third with a 30, Narola Rosenberg fourth with a 31 and Pat Haas fifth with a 32. Olsen had closest to the pin on the day, hitting to 9-feet, 6inches from No. 11. The Mens Association played a One Best Ball tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 2, which was won by the -20 brought in by the team of John Goble, Jack Hoerner, Bud Snyder and Lane Capp. Taking second, with a -18, were Russ Isaacs, Jack Marceau and John Millerick, while Bob McMillian, Ed Bartusch and Howard Ticknor were third with a -16. The Womens Association played their own One Best Ball tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Sue Mackey, Narola Rosenberg and Handan Schneider teamed up to card a 14 for the win, while Bobbie Miller, Karen Wallin and Pat Haas came in with a -6 for second place. Mackey had closest to the pin, getting to 4-feet, 2-inches from No. 2, while Rosenberg had a chip-in on No. 12. SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Oct. 8, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held an Individual Net Points (Flighted) event on the Cougar Trail golf course. Under this point system on a net of handicap basis, bogeys counted 1 point, pars counted 2, birdies counted 4, eagles counted 6 points. In Flight A, Jon Brower won first place with 52 points, including two net eagles and six net birdies. Joe Austin took second place with 45 points, which included six birdies and nine net pars. Gary Behrendt won third place with 43 points, including two net eagles and three net birdies. In Flight B, Gene Hearn, sporting a recent new shoulder replacement, took first place with 48 points that included eight net birdies and eight net pars. Second place went to Rick Nelson with 46 points, third to Gerry Esty with 44 points, and fourth to Leon Van with 43 points. In Flight C, first place was won by Easy Ed Clay with 46 points including one net eagle, five net birdies, and nine net pars. Second place went to Pat Shatney with 45 points and third place went to John Schroeder with 37 points. In Flight D, Sprinklerhead Dave Docherty tied for first place with Dan Porter the Lake Placid Flash at 51 points. Dave had three net eagles; a high for the day. Jim Foote took third place with 46 points. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 Page B3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 10/11/13; 0 0 0 3 2 8 9 2 Americans forprosperity 3x10.5 00032952 Continued from B1 UF-LSU is SECs game of the week Local Golf Scores Got something to buy,sell or trade? Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 ST. PETERSBURG (AP) The goal is to play the f inal game of the season and w in, so the Tampa Bay Rays f ell short again. Manager Joe Maddon f inds it laughable, though, t hat anyone would suggest t hat finishing with 90-plus v ictories four consecutive y ears without making it to t he World Series might be g etting old. Of course you want to w in the final prize, there no q uestion about that, said M addon, whose team was e liminated from the ALdivis ion series in four games by t he Boston Red Sox. In the latter part of the s eason, in short series, somet imes the matchups are tough a nd sometimes they just d ont roll your way, M addon added. But I really h ope and believe that the p eople in the Tampa Bay a rea would not frown upon 9 0-plus wins on an annual b asis, and a bunch of guys t hat come out and play with t he kind of zeal our guys do o n a nightly basis. Despite having one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, the budget-minded Rays won 92 games, including a Game 163 tie-breaker to earn a playoff berth for the fourth time in six seasons. The only team to win more games than Tampa Bay over the past six seasons is the New York Yankees, quite an accomplishment for a franchise that was a perennial 100-game loser for the first decade of its existence. Once again, the Rays simply couldnt muster enough offense to advance. It was the same challenge they faced in losses to Texas in two other ALDS appearances since Tampa Bays surprising run to the 2008 World Series. 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t he amount of game time t heyve been having has h elped them get into a good g roove. For Wirries and his Lady D evils, the feeling wasnt t oo down. It was a good match and t he girls stayed real competit ive, he said. Thing is, you c ould put both these teams b ack out here tomorrow and i t would still be a toss-up t hat could go either way. A nd well see them again in t he district tournament. And so after the Dragons l ong run of district champio nships had ended recently, i ts back to the top and perh aps a head start on a new s tring of titles. Avon Park is back in a ction Tuesday with a visit f rom Lake Wales and close o ut the regular season at S ebring Thursday, Oct. 17. Lake Placid, meanwhile, k ept busy with a trip to M ulberry Thursday, and play t hree matches next week. They face Lake Wales at h ome Monday, host Sebring T uesday and finish up at Remember, big bass, u nlike their smaller family m embers, often arent willi ng to waste the energy n eeded to chase down a m eal. But when a big fat frog, or f or that matter a big shiner o r worm drops in front of t hem, they have no choice b ut to eat it. Getting back to the many f rog and toads on the mark et, I wanted to mention the d irty dozen froggin lures y ou might want to try on y our next trip. 1. Koppers Live Target F rog. Unbelievable paint job o n this hollow-bodied frog, w ith soft plastic allowing it t o collapse when a bass s trikes. 2. Snag Proof Ishs Phat F rog. Ish Monroe designed t his one with a separate cavit y for the hook so theres no h ole going through the frog. T his frog is impossible to s ink and probably one of the e asiest to walk-the-dog. 3. Spro Bronzeye Pop. D ean Rojas created this popp ing, spitting version of a f rog back in 2004 and caught e veryones attention at the B assMaster Classic that year. 4. Tru-Tungsten Mad M axx. The company added a d rain hole to help keep the f rog afloat, as well as a keel d esign for better walking a ction. It also features a ratt le. 5. Big Bite Baits Fighting F rog. Another Dean Rojas l ure but this soft plastic bait w as designed for flipping a nd pitching as well as C arolina-rigging. 6. YUM Money Frog. It w orks as a surface-running b uzz frog, with the ability to s top and drop in pockets of vegetation. 7. Horney Toad. Probably one of the best known soft plastic frogs with its own special wide gap hook and corkscrew to attach the bait. 8. Cane Toad. Similar to the Horney Toad but with a much slimmer profile. Excellent swimming bait. 9. NeverSnag Swimming Wormfrog. This twin-ribbontail wormfrog is a born swimmer. It features a spring-style weedguard that acts as a keel and allows for a straight retrieve. 10. Ugly Frog. Ultimate Bucketmouth sought to create a more realistic-looking frog and its floating profile legs down may be the most realistic dimension. 11. Deps Basirisky Hard Belly. This Japanese bait has had a cult following since the first sighting of its wild side-to-side water dance. 12. Stanley Ribbit Floater Frog. An unusual looking frog with a soft body and kicking feet. There are actually a few more frogs and toads out there but not enough room to include them all in this column. But find one you like, cast it out and brace yourself!Wednesday, Oct. 2, TournamentTough fishing day for everyone except Gary Willer and his partner Burt Watkins who won the tournament with only two fish weighing in at 7.76 lbs. One of the fish, a hefty 4 1/2 pounder proved to be the big fish of the day. Second place went to Nick DeSanta with three fish weighing 5.24 lbs. Wednesday, Oct. 9, was the last team tournament held on Lake Jackson. Beginning Oct. 16, all future Lake Jackson tournaments will be one-man events.Friday, Oct. 4, TournamentThis tournament was scheduled for Dinner Lake but the water is so high that trucks need to back into the ramp too far to unload their boats so we opted to change the tournament back to Lake Glenada. First place went to Nick DeSanta with three fish weighing in at 6.50 lbs. Second place went to Dwight Ameling with three bass weighing in at 6.14 lbs. Anote of caution if you are launching your boat at Lake Jackson, be aware that there are numerous nails exposed alongside the railings on the boat ramp. Anumber of boats have been scratched up pretty badly on these nails. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service fishing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-273-4998 or by email at Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at or stop by the store to see him in person. Page B4 News-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 2 6 4 1 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; oct ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 8 3 3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Breauna Corley goes up, up and away for this kill in Tuesdays win for Lake Placid. Continued from B1 LP goes undefeated in district Frog, toad baits plentiful Continued from B1 Associated PressSAN MARTIN, Calif. Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton won the inaugural PGATour Courage Award on Wednesday. The PGATour Courage Award is for players who have overcome extraordinary adversity to make meaningful contributions to golf. Its hard to find a better candidate than Compton. He was diagnosed at age 9 with viral cardiomyopathy and had his first heart transplant three years later in 1992. He had a heart attack in 2008 and required a second transplant. Compton still managed to make it to the PGATour, and this year made it through two FedEx Cup playoff events. Compton wins PGA Tour Courage Award Sebrings Founders Day Celebration!KICKS OFF WITH THE BED RACE AT 10 AM! Halloween, Saturday October 26th Call TODAY!863-655-5554 JenBrown@email.comBEER TENT $0 ENTRY FEE!Mad Mattress Dash Bed Race Register your bed today! Costumes encouraged!


New stroke recovery group offeredSEBRING The new self help group for people in our community who have had a stroke and are living with the effects will be meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road. The group meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays. The first Tuesday will be dedicated to a guest speaker who will facilitate the meeting. Printed information from the National Stroke Association will be distributed.The third Tuesdays will be reserved for movement therapy. Therapists adapted to working with people affected from stroke will take the group through different techniques of exercises depending on their ability to participate. The new Stroke Recovery Group is brought to you through H.A.L.L.O. (Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization). If you would like to be on the email list, please call HALLO at 385-1196 email: or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL33872.Low vision groups joining forcesSEBRING H.A.L.L.O.s Low Vision Information Group has joined efforts withTheRedCane Clubin Sebring. The decision to merge the two groups will allow their combined efforts to offer more information which will reach many more people. The group meets every third Thursday of the month at Highlands Community Church, 3005 New Life Way in Sebring, has welcomed the groups. Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Highlands Community Church, both groups will meet to share their experiences. H.A.L.L.O.s group has adopted the agenda: Meeting starts at 11 a.m. for introductions, sharing experiences, tips and announcements. At noon the guest speaker will be introduced and lecture is until 1 p.m. The Oct. 17 guest speaker will be Niki Kissel from the Lighthouse of Manasota giving an overview of the Lighthouse services and a discussion on coping with vision loss. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please call HALLO at 385-1196; email: or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL33872. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 Page B5 MOBILITY EXPRESS; 3.639"; 6"; Black; healthy living tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 4 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; health living tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 6 CORNERSTONE HOSPICE/M.P. HERNA; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 10/11/13; 0 0 0 3 2 8 9 1 DearPharmacist: I am debating whether o r not to fill the prescription for Estradiol, a nd I want more information on this drug a nd estrogen in general. I need it for hot f lashes. M.G., San Diego, Calif. Answer: Estrogen is a highly misunders tood hormone that both men and women h ave. Some men dont even realize they h ave estrogen, likewise, women have testost erone, the manly hormone. Its the a mount of each that helps shape us. When the word estrogen is used, its r eally defining three different hormones, e strone, estradiol and estriol. Estrone or E1 as we call it, is the predominant estrog en post-menopausally. Its important b ecause theres a strong correlation between h ealthy levels of estrone and your bone h ealth, as well as proper insulin and BMI ( body mass index) values which translate to d iabetes risk. Estradiol or E2 is the most p otent estrogen, and its what you h ave most of before menopause h its. Estradiol in a drug version a s you have been prescribed is c onsidered bio-identical (because w e make estradiol), but if its a p rescription cream or tablet, the d osage is much higher than what y ou need physiologically. It may h elp reduce hot flashes but I w orry about long-term use ( unless you test your levels). N ow, contrast that with estradiol that is s ometimes put into compounded bio-identic al creams, they are using a fraction of the p rescription dose, and its customized based u pon your lab work. Keep in mind, the h igher your serum estradiol, the greater the r isk of certain cancers. Estradiol, in normal p hysiological amounts, assists the body in m any good ways, its not to be feared, its to b e respected and dosed only according to y our needs. With a prescription dose, I fear i t may be too much if taken daily for more t han a few weeks or months. Estriol or E3 as we call it in the literat ure is actually derived from the other two e strogens. Its the least potent of all three e strogens, and considered the safest. Estrogen levels that are erratic or low, can cause menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, urinary leakage (incontinence), chronic anxiety, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Low estrogen in a man can result in some bone loss, high insulin, elevated blood sugars and abnormal cholesterol ratios. They dont get the hot flashes! What about high estrogen? Termed estrogen dominance or progesterone deficiency it could cause heavy, painful periods (bad PMS), uterine fibroids, endometriosis, fibrocystic breasts, higher risk of breast cancer, and increased TH1 immune activity which increases risk of autoimmune disorders like Hashimotos or Lupus. In men, high estrogen tilts the hormone see-saw such that testosterone (T) goes down and estrogen goes up! Darn because that may cause low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, shrinking muscles, increased fat tissue (remember, estrogen causes weight gain), a disappearing six-pack in trade for a beer belly, enlarged prostate, diabetes and higher risk of cancer. For an expanded version of column, sign up for my free newsletter at Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Estrogen levels affect both guys and gals Healthy Living Snapshots Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Metro One symptom of increased estrogen in men is weight gain.


Page B6 News-SunFriday, October 11, 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 Religion The How To book i ndustry is big business. T housand of such books are p ublished each year at the c ost of millions of dollars to t he buying public. One of the best books on a purpose-driven life is a s tudy of Nehemiah. And of c ourse, the best book on g uidance from the successf ul marriage and home is a lready in your home: the B ible. But, like any other How To book, it must b e read and followed even i n those areas that cut to the h eart. For the word of God i s living and powerful, and s harper than any two-edged s word, piercing even to the d ivision of soul and spirit, a nd of joints and marrow, a nd is a discerner of the t houghts and intents of the h eart (Hebrews 4:12). Consider some How T o from the Book of b ooks: 1) Marriage is a commitment for life. Any other mind set is doomed for failure. This commitment was expressed in the joining of Eve and Adam, Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh (Genesis 2:24). As in so many things that are sacred, mankind corrupted through the centuries this Divine plan (Malachi 2:10-16). Jesus, of course, fully conscious of these departures, called for a return to the original intent of marriage in Matthew 19:3-9. Commitment is almost a lost word in our society today and that takes it toll on marriage. History clearly teaches that as goes the home/marriage so goes the nation. Friends, this being true, the USAis in deep trouble. 2) Shared identity in a marriage union. And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper (companion in the Jewish Bible) comparable to him (Genesis 2:18). The context of this statement shows the knowledge and intelligence of Adam and the kind of superior being suitable help would need to be. Thus woman was made from man to compliment each other but not in competition with each other. And Adam recognized this truth, This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man (Genesis 2:23). This same truth was confirmed by the Holy Spirit through the pen of Paul in Ephesians 5:28,29. 3) Absolute faithfulness to each other. Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be seared? So is he who goes in to his neighbors wife; whoever touches her shall not be innocent (Proverbs 6:27-29). As the warning was needed in the time of Isaiah, so it is desperately needed today, Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight (Isaiah 5:20,21). When humans set the standard of morality, there is really no standard for situation ethics being the norm then anything goes. The evidence of this is clearly seen in same sex marriage doctrine. We should be thankful that we have the living, unchangeable Truth for guidance in all things. (2 Timothy 3:16,17) There is no doubt as to Jehovahs standard for purity in marriage: Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge (Hebrews 13:4). 4) The role of husband and wife. Society, through its many avenues of communication, has plotted wife and husband as competitors even in the marriage relationship. Of course, this under minds the oneness of the Divine plan. The How To book (i.e,.Bible) clearly recognizes the different rolls of husband and wife. The husband is placed at the head of the marriage/home (1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesian s 5:23) but this is not a place of a dictator or a tyrant. It is a place of leadership that leads from the position of a servant. The wife is submissive to her husband (Ephesians 5:22, 24, 33) no t as a slave or inferior but as an equal in Christ (Galatians 3:28). There are many differences between male and female beyond the obvious and the Creator of both too k these into account in setting forth their rolls. As in all things, the Divine plan is perfect. To be continued ... Frank Parker can be reached at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Home and marriage, a Biblical look Guest Column Frank Parker


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 Page B7 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 Religion Christ Lutheran Church LCMS AVON PARK Pastor Scott M cLean will preach a sermon titled If We Are Faithless, He Is F aithful. The church is at 1320 County R oad 64, east of the Avon Park H igh School past the four-way stop s ign. For more information call 4 71-2663 or search online at c Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. D owning will bring the message t itled Openings for Evil Spirits at t he Sunday morning service. The W ednesday night Bible study is the b ook of John. Church of the Brethren SEBRING Pastor Dave S malley will preach from Romans 1 2:1-8 on Sunday. The title of his sermon will be Spiritual Formation of Mission. The theme for Sunday school is Creating a New Covenant. Louise Bohrer and Liz Collins will be looking at scripture of Jeremiah 29: 1-4; 31: 31-34. Call 385-1597.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, Building the Future, with scripture from Jeremiah 29:1-9. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Pastor Bill Cole will preach Sunday a message titled In Remembrance of Me from Mark 14. The evening worship will be It Isnt Easy Being Jesus from John 7:1-24, continuing his series, The Other Gospel. The Red, White & Bluegrass Jamboree, a free event, will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 in the fellowship hall. For further information about activities of the Faith Baptist, call the church office at 465-0060 or check out the website at The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sunday the church celebrates the 21st Sunday after Pentecost. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliver his sermon titled Remember Jesus Christ. Anew bible study for ladies will start at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The name of the study is Pressure Points by Dr. Chip Henderson. Call the church at 385-7848 or 8350141 and ask for for more information. Participants can purchase their own materials at Lifeway or the church can purchase to save on shipping. Mens Bible study will be Saturday, Oct. 26. The study will be on Ned Jarrett, a veteran NASCAR driver. For those in the public eye, living as a Christian is tough enough. That was not the case for this race winner and 2011 inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. His secret: God rode alongside him in every race. For more information call 385-7848.First Baptist ChurchAVON PARK The Sunday morning message by Rev. Jon Beck will be from Acts 26. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 453-6681 or email Christian ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon for Sunday is titled Doing Good to All from Galatians 6:1-6. Assting during the Communion service will be Elders Linda Ellis and Sandra Laufer. Deacon for the day will be Joyce Winstel. Deaco ns serving will be Franny Goff and Carol Chandler. Greeting the congregation will be Freddie LaMar. As an outreach to the community, First Christian Church has agreed to allow AAmeetings to be held at the church at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Trust in the Lord based on Proverbs 3:1-12. This is Clergy Appreciation Sunday. Everyone is asked to do something special for the pastor and his family today or anytime this month. 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Page B8 News-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 Religion Jesus, Name Above all Names and the anthem I Trust in the Lord. In the adult Sunday School class, Johnson is teaching from Romans chapter 11. On Monday, the church office will be closed due to the holiday. On Wednesday, the family potluck will be at 6 p.m. Members Rev. Ed Fleagle and his wife, Mary Ann, will present a pictorial and scriptural program of their trip to the Sinai. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). For questions, call 453-3242 or check the website; on the new Avon Park Chamber of Commerce website, Click on the Chamber for Good logo or tab.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Sundays sermon will be Hide and Seek by Reverand Darrell A. Peer. On Tuesday, youth groups meet for Bible study, devotions, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Transportation is available from Sebring and Hill Gustat middle schools and Sebring High School. Wednesday is adult Bible study in the adult classroom, the womens ministries board meeting and choir rehearsal. Mens prayer breakfast is Thursday at Sandys Restaurant. All are invited to join us for worship and other activities. Transportation to worship is available for those who would be unable to attend otherwise. Child care is provided in our nursery during worship. Call 3850107.First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING Rev. A.C. Bryants sermon for Sunday is Pauls Call to Gentiles with scripture from Act 22:17-30. The community is invited to The Fall Festival to be held Friday evening, Nov. 1 with games and crafts, Trunk or Treat and a chili cook-off. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The Sunday sermon series, What Comes After the Anointing, continues next week. Most Christians never reach the place that God intended them to live. This place is a powerful and awesome place. Some even will argue that it cannot be reached, yet the Word states that Jesus prayed for the very thing they say is impossible to possess in John 17:20-26. Do you know what He prayed for and wanted His church to function in? The church meets at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon next week will be Life in Christ with scripture from Ephesians 4:20-32. The service will include Darlene Gardner singing Pastors Song, and Ruth Rayburn singing Bound for the Kingdom. Tuesday nights adult Bible study will be Fallacies of the New Age Movement taught by Pastor Ted Moore. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastoral Assistant Claude Burnetts sermon, Crazy, Stupid, Love, will use 1 John 4:1321. There will also be lay involvement and music by the Mens Quartet. Devotions for the week and recent sermons are available for download at www.mem The church isat 500 Kent Ave. For more information, call 465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermo n is titled Great are the Lords Works based on Psalm 111. The churchs present loc ation is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 8352405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson will be APromise to Sarah, take n from Genesis 17 and 18. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. For information, call 382-3552 or 273-9819.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The Spring Lake United Methodist Church will celebrate Laity Sunday on Sunday. Agatha Johnson will be speaker on the subject of Declaring Loyalty to God. Many lay persons will participate in the service. The church is across from the U-Haul vendor on U.S. 98 East in Village IVon Cozumel Lane. There is plenty of room for parking. For details, call 655-1669 or 655-0040.St. Johns United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Rev. Ronald De Genaro s message will be Waiting f or Redemption. Biblical refe rence is from Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7. Continued from B7 Ayoung preacher was contacted b y the local funeral director to hold a grave side service at a small, c ountry cemetery for someone w ithout any family or friends. The p reacher started out early but q uickly got himself lost. After m aking several wrong turns, he a rrived an hour late. The hearse w as nowhere in sight, and the w orkmen were eating lunch. The preacher went to the open g rave and found the vault lid a lready in place. Taking out his B ible and funeral notes, he read the s ervice. As he was returning to his c ar, he overheard one of the workm en say: Maybe wed better tell him that was a septic tank. If the preacher had taken a little more time to look a little more closely at what was obviously before him, he would have realized that a septic tank is a far cry from a burial vault. Nevertheless, people make the same mistake with Gods word. They do not take the time to look more closely at what is obviously before them the eternal truth of the Almighty God! Afriend of mine once asked me, With so many opinions about what the Bible teaches, can anyone really know the truth? I replied, Yes! We can know the truth. However, I was quick to add this point to my answer: But, you may never find the truth if you are searching for it amidst all of those opinions. The opinions of men change, but the opinions of God never change, and His opinions (found in the Bible) are absolute truth. So, how do we know Gods truth, and how do we separate that truth from the opinions of men? Simple. We must study Gods word and His word alone. Only then can we know the real truth. In John 8:31 and 32, Jesus told a group of Jews who believed in Him, If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. The Son of God taught us that we can know the truth that will set us free from sin by continuing in His word. But, we cannot continue in something unless we first have begun. So, begin reading and studying the Bible today. You wil l find that the truth was right there all along. Kevins Komments, by Kevin Patterson, is presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ, assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway.Find the church on the internet at, or e-mail Guest columns are the opinion of the NewsSun, not necessarily those of the NewsSun staff. Do you know what is right in front of you? Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson As women, God created u s with the desire to be l oved and cared for. Are y ou one of those women w ho do not feel special, p retty, or cared about? Do y ou feel less important than o thers? Often, these t houghts can lead to becomi ng unsatisfied. If you are one of these w omen, do you find yours elf looking to people, t hings, or other substances t o comfort your heart? I nstead of looking to other s ources, let me encourage y ou to turn to Gods Word. G ods Word offers encoura gement and truths to feed y our soul and help you feel b etter about yourself and m ore loved by God, the O ne and Only. Are you uncomfortable w ith your outward appeara nce, age, or role in life? R emember that God looks p ast all of these factors. A fter all, He is the one who c reated you, and He wants a p ersonal relationship with y ou. When He looks at you, H e is interested in your h eart. I Samuel 16 (NKJV) s hows how King David was c hosen by God because of h is heart. Hopefully t hrough examining Gods p rocess in choosing him, y ou will have a greater u nderstanding of what truly m akes you important. When David was being a nointed king, God also u sed two other people, S amuel and Jesse. Samuel w as given the task of a nointing the king, and J esse was given the job of b ringing the king to Samuel. Although God had someone specific in mind already, Jesse kept bringing the wrong men to Samuel. What was causing Jesse to make the wrong choices one after another? What was he looking at compared to God? Consider the command given to Samuel in finding the king. I Samuel 16:7: Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as a man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. From this passage, it appears that Jesse was looking only at external things such as the outward appearance. Adescription of Davids outward appearance is given in I Samuel 16:11, 12. He was young and watched after sheep for a living. He was also good looking. Although the passage mentions him to be attractive and young, God was mostly looking at Davids heart and humble character. Just as God, the One and Only, chose David before He was born, He has also chosen you. You are His beloved. Your outward appearance, mistakes, and flaws are not relevant. He already knows you. Psalm 139:13-17 (NIV) says For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If you have gotten out of fellowship with the One and Only or have started looking elsewhere to find satisfaction for your soul, you can easily get back in fellowship with Him. He is waiting with His arms open wide ready to meet you where you are. It is my prayer that you may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God(Ephesians 3:18, 19 NIV). Leslie Deese is a Sebring resident. She can be reached at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Loved by the one and only Come To The River Leslie Deese W ine Family singers coming to Leisure Lakes LAKE PLACID The W ine Family Singers will b e ministering in music and s ong this Sunday at the 1 0:45 am service a the L eisure Lakes Baptist C hurch of Lake Placid. Making their third annual a ppearance at Leisure L akes, the Wine family, f rom Lake Wales, has been d elighting churches all voer w ith their uplifiting, oldf ashioned songs of praise a nd faith. Their country g ospel style is enjoyed by a ll ages. Following the morning s ervice, all are invited to s tay for dinner on the g rounds in the church fell owship hall. The church is at the weste rn end of Lake June. From U .S. 27, take Lake June R oad to Miller, turning n orth on Wildflower. Call 6 99-0671. St. James Catholic Church plans Oktoberfest LAKE PLACID St. J ames Catholic Church, 3 380 Placid View Drive, w ill host an O ktoberfest/Fall Festival f rom 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. There will be entertainment, free hot dogs for all children, a Saturday car show, clowns face painting and water rides so come dressed for water fun. This event is free for all ages. Vendors for Christmas items are also being sought. The cost is $25 for indoor tables. Call (954) 868-2597.First Baptist Church hosts African Childrens ChoirSEBRING Join these 7to 10-year-olds as they perform in during their U.S. Tour. The African Childrens Choir will be in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave. The program features beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. Several of the local community school choir students will participat in this concert. Come and experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity, and potential of each child. The concert is free and open for all. Alove offering will follow the choirs concert. Call 385-5154.K of C hosts Oktoberfest dinnerAVON PARK Knights of Columbus Council 14717 will sponsor an Oktoberfest dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Our Lady of Grace Parish in the Grogan Center. Serving will be from 5-7 p.m. The entree will consist of a breaded pork schnitzel patti with German spaetzle noodles as well as various German side dishes. Dessert will also be provided. Tickets for the dinner are $10 per person, or $70 for a table of eight. Tickets may be purchased from the Knights of Columbus by calling 4144169 or at the Parish Office in the Grogan Center of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.Solid Grounds serves all-you-caneat pancakesAVON PARK An allyou-can-eat-pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday in the Solid Grounds Cafe at Union Church, 106 N. Butler Ave. Church News RELIGION NEWS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Snapshots rf


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 Page B9 Solution, B8 Diversions/Puzzles Dear Abby: I have acquired two teenage stepsons. They are good young men, m ature, responsible, active i n community service and g ood in school and sports. My challenge is their table m anners. They were never t aught any! They use their u tensils like shop tools, lifti ng food using fork and k nife together to transfer h uge bites from plate to m outh. They use a bread k nife to cut a pancake as if it w ere a tough steak. They s louch over the table to get t heir faces as near the plate a s possible, while leaning on t he table with one or both e lbows. Their mother shows no c oncern about their uncouth m anners. Im worried that w hen they eventually go out i nto the world, theyll be p erceived as having no class w hen they are actually nice y oung men. Their ignorance o f table manners could cost t hem relationships, jobs and p romotions. What to do? San Antonio Stepdad DearStepdad: Your wife m ay have felt she was teachi ng her sons more important l essons than table manners; t hings like character and r esponsibility. However, you h ave a point. People DO m ake negative judgments a bout people who have poor t able manners and it c ould be detrimental to them i n the future. Thats why you should d iscuss this with their mothe r, if you havent already, a nd enlist her help in talking t o the boys in a nonconf rontational way and e xplaining your concern. DearAbby: I am almost 3 0, and when we have famil y get-togethers several t imes a year, it seems like t hey make a point to leave m e out of pictures. My mom a nd sister lost quite a bit of w eight recently, and my b rothers and cousin are a ttractive people. It seems l ike theyre trying to keep t he "fat one" out of the p hoto, and it hurts my feeli ngs. Recently, a cousin came i nto town and made copies o f two excellent pictures of m y mom and sister and poste d them online. Again, I was n ot included. What should I d o? I am depressive anyway, a nd these obvious oversights a re upsetting me. Left Out in Tennessee Dear Left Out: Talk with y our mother and sister to c onfirm if what you suspect i s happening is true. Its poss ible your mother and sister a re so proud of their weight l oss they want to show it off. ( There are ways to pose fami ly members in photographs s o their weight isnt appare nt.) As to the visiting c ousin, there may be such a m arked change in their a ppearance that he/she t hought it was worth posting o n the Internet. Aproblem with depression i s that quietly brooding s olves nothing, and it often c auses people to overeat. B ecause your depression is c hronic, please consider disc ussing it with your health c are provider because interv entions are available. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Good table manners a challenge with boys Dear Abby Hopper Stone/Courtesy of SMPSP/MCT Tom Hanks, center, stars in Columbia Pictures Captain Phillips. By JOCELYN NOVECK APNational WriterIf you saw Paul Greengrasss United 93, a terrifying depiction of one of the doomed flights on 9/11, you know this director can evoke a harrowing, real-life event like few others. In fact, you may not have recovered yet from the experience. So its no surprise that Greengrass has produced another expertly crafted, documentary-style film based on a real event the 2009 hijacking of a cargo ship by Somali pirates and the five-day standoff that ensued, with the ships American captain, Richard Phillips, held captive in a stifling covered lifeboat after offering himself as a hostage. Amajor difference is that this movie has a happy ending for the captain, anyway, who was rescued in a dramatic high-seas Navy sniper operation. Three of the overmatched attackers were killed; the fourth is in a U.S. prison. More cinematically speaking, the difference is that Captain Phillips is a star vehicle. In some cases, this can detract from the sense of veracity of a truthbased film. Tom Hanks, though, delivers some of his finest work here, playing the Everyman role he does so well, in this case a fairly ordinary guy forced by circumstance to be a hero. And yet Captain Phillips is a remarkably unsentimental film, with an emotional catharsis coming only at the very end, when were all ready for some kind of release. This is where Hanks digs deepest as an actor. Oddly, the film falters only at the beginning in a brief and awkward domestic scene between Phillips, preparing for what he assumes is a routine voyage, and his wife, Andrea (Catherine Keener, in a tiny part). The two share stilted dialogue on a drive to the airport, with her asking: Its gonna be OK, right? and him commenting stiffly that the world is moving so fast. But once Phillips gets onto his ship, the movie truly starts. What Greengrass excels at is action taut and visceral and it happens as soon as the captain suddenly looks at a screen and sees two small dots moving toward the ship. Two skiffs are carrying bands of armed men; from an early scene on a Somali beach, we know theyve been whipped into action by their warlords. When they realize theyve happened upon a U.S. ship, they cant believe their luck. What WE cant believe is how a huge cargo ship is so vulnerable to small bands of armed men. But the Maersk Alabama has no gun power aboard, only huge hoses to repel pirates and their machine guns. They dont work. Soon, four pirates have hoisted a ladder onto the ship. Im the captain now, says their leader, Muse. And the ordeal begins. Greengrass and cinematographer Barry Ackroyd are at their most effective in scenes like the frightening search in tense, dark spaces, in extreme closeup by increasingly angry pirates hunting down the crew. On the other hand, this is where the camerawork gets ever more unstable and jittery. Good for dramatic effect but bad if youre susceptible to queasiness or nausea at such times. Be forewarned. Things get even more intense in the lifeboat, where the pirates are locked in with Phillips for several agonizing days. With the U.S. Navy bearing down, its pretty clear where its all headed. The only question: Who will die? The movie humanizes the pirates but is not inclined to forgive them. All four Somali actors are excellent, but especially Barkhad Abdi, memorable as Muse. As for Hanks, his final moments are his best, as Phillips registers in an intensely personal way the cumulative effects of what hes endured. Its safe to say those moments will be whats remembered most from this movie, and for a long time. Movie Review Captain Phillips Rating: PG-13 (sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and substance use) Running time: 134 minutes Review: (of 4) Hanks stellar in harrowing saga of Captain Phillips


Kids' BookmarksCrafting Time: Under 1 hour Skill Level: Some experience necessary Supplies and Tools: Assorted colors of felt scraps Assorted buttons Scissors orpinking shears Fabric glue 1. Cut bookmark background piece to desired size (approximately 8 inches long x 2 1/2 inches wide). 2. Cut bottom into fringe, a point, or straight across. If desired, cut two, one slightly larger than the other, and glue together. 3. From other scraps, cut various shapes and designs such as hearts, flowers, apples, leaves, geometric shapes. 4. Arrange shapes on bookmark and glue in place. Decorate as desired with ribbon, buttons or beads. Page B10 News-SunFriday, October 11, 2013 Living ctober Arts & Crafts Ask people to name their favorite holiday and many will scream Halloween. It's one of the best times of year for crafting, cooking and scaring up some truly creative treats and decorations. Whether you love creating a little glitz and glamour or something frightening and fun, the experts at the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores have come with ideas and inspirations for making this Halloween your best one yet. Frightful Fun: Lead trick-or-treaters to their doom or, at least, your front door by lining the sidewalks with glowing rocks. Paint smooth river rocks with glow-in-thedark spray paint. Once dry, use black paint and a brush to write scary words or draw silly designs on the rocks. Decorate YourHeart Out: Use black glass paint to turn a thrift store cake stand into a pedestal for your scariest Halloween decorations. Pile plastic hearts or skulls in the middle and cover with a clear glass cloche. Decorated cupcakes or a cakepop display would also work well under glass. Eat, Drink and be Scary: Scary food ideas abound, but few drinks scream Halloween more than an embellished decanter of swampy green brew or blood red punch. Before pouring the brew into fun glassware, drop plastic spider rings inside ice cube trays, fill with bottled water and freeze. Your guests will love a few frozen creepy crawlies in their drink. Making your own embellished decanter and glassware is a simple project for crafters at every level. The best part is you can get the whole family involved. For more holiday dcor inspiration and craft projects, visit Scream For HalloweenEmbellished Decanter and GlasswareCrafting Time: 1-2 hours Skill Level: No experience necessary Supplies and Tools: Wine decanter Wine glasses Martha Stewart Crafts gloss-finish glass paint Martha Stewart Crafts adhesive stencil s Jute Self-adhesive rhinestones: black, orange Sponge pouncer Hot glue gun and glue sticks Wine Glass: 1. Adhere stencils to wine glass in design of choice. 2. Using a sponge pouncer, paint in the stencil. Remove adhesive stencil while stil l wet, and then allow glass to dry. 3. Wrap stem of wine glass in jute. Start by adding a small amount of glue at the top of the stem to secure the jute in place. Tuck the raw end of jute into wrap as the stem is circled. Wrap to the base of wine glass. Add a small amount of glue at the end to secure. 4. Embellish the base of the wine glass with self-adhesive rhinestones. Decanter: 1. Using a hot glue gun, stabilize 4 pieces of jute to the bottom of the decanter. Design a spider web pattern up the decanter using jute. Each horizontal piece of the spider web is individually cut and glued in place. 2. Horizontally wrap jute around the decanter to hide the raw edges of jute created by the spider web. Use glue at the start and finish to hold in place. 3. Embellish decanter with self-adhesive rhinestones. Family Features Colorful Candle RingSome experience necessary Crafting Time: 3-5 hours Supplies and Tools: 4 bags of decorative gourds 2 Styrofoam brand foam rings 1 package floral picks Spray paints: Purple Short Cuts; Gray Primer; Gloss Varnish; Krylon Purple, Island Splash and Peekaboo Blue Bottled paints in desired colors Paintbrush Glitter Glue Black gems filler Pillarcandle Glass hurricane container 1 roll purple tulle Featherpicks 1. Spray foam rings with Purple Short Cuts spray paint. Let dry. 2. Paint gourds in desired colors, some spraypainted, some brush-painted. If the gourd is orange or yellow, spray it with primer first, then the color. Otherwise, the orange or yellow will bleed through. 3. Break the ends off the floral picks if too long, dip both ends in glue then insert one end into the gourd and the other end into the Styrofoam ring, nesting closely together. Let dry. 4. Place glass hurricane inside the ring first to determine how to position the gourds. Remove the hurricane before proceeding to the next step. 5. Spray the finished ring with gloss varnish, sprinkle with glitter while still wet, and then spray again with gloss varnish. Let dry. 6. Add small tufts of tulle to fill any holes between gourds and to give a softer look around vase. 7. Embellish with several feather picks; glue in place. 8. Return hurricane to center, fill with black gems. Insert pillar. Family Features Anip in the air and the c hanging color of leaves c an only mean one thing f all is around the corner. While dusting off your f avorite sweaters and cord uroys, don't forget to dress u p your home dcor as w ell. Here are some tips f rom Jo-Ann Fabric and C raft Stores to bring the c ozy charm of autumn into y our home: Pull in nature This season is all about c elebrating nature's bounty, s o bring that celebration h ome. Pumpkins and g ourds of every shape and c olor make inexpensive a dditions that brighten any t abletop or mantle. Or, p lace as many of these b eloved squashes you can o n a bale of hay outside the f ront door for a display the w hole neighborhood can e njoy. Try transitional pieces Situated right before the b usy holiday season, some f all styles can be eased into b oth decorating schemes. R ich, wine-colored berries a nd bittersweet arrangem ents look wonderful for b oth fall and winter. P inecones bring a rustic, w arm vibe to both seasons. F or other fall decorating i deas and projects, visit w A dd new color trends According to color e xperts, fall 2013 will be a s eason filled with vibrant p urples, bright blues and d azzling greens. These colo rs blend perfectly with the a utumn dcor you already o wn. Watch as plum hues p op when paired with the t raditional fall foliage of b urnt orange, copper, gold a nd brown. Create your o wn glittering display with t his Colorful Candle Ring, w hich features lively, ont rend hues certain to make y our fall more glamorous. Colorful autumn additions Bookmarks With PersonalityCrafting Time: Under 1 hour Skill Level: No experience necessary Supplies and Tools: Colorbok stamps: 4-inch by 8-inch Borders 4-inch by 8-inch Leaves 4-inch by 8-inch Christmas 4-inch by 8-inch Travel Colorbok papers: 12-inch by 12-inch Travel Chitchat 12-inch by 12-inch Jolly & Bright Mini Dots 12-inch by 12-inch Harvest Strip Acid-free ink pad Hole punch Ribbon Acid-free adhesive ortape Scissors 1. Cut the base for bookmark to size and shape. 2. Using a separate piece of paper, preferably solid or with a subtle pattern, cut pieces to layer onto the base sheet. 3. Cut pieces slightly smaller than the first shape, so the base of the bookmark can be seen. 4. Stamp images firmly onto paper cut-outs. 5. Adhere stamped pieces to the bookmark base. To make a bookmark of conjoined circles, tape ribbon between large bottom circles and small top circles. 6. Punch a hole 1/2 inch from the top of the bookmark. 7. Run ribbon through the top. Secure with a knot. Family Features Whether done at home or at school, crafts are a fun way to teach kids important life skills. Kids learn to share, socialize and take pride in their work. They also learn to embrace creativity, make choices, explore their own curiosity and express their thoughts and emotions. Dexterity and coordination are also developed as kids manipulate various tools, such as scissors, pottery wheels, needles and hooks. Complex crafts can also teach perseverance and build concentration. Combine a love of reading with crafting by making a one-of-a-kind bookmark. Kids can complete the project then use it all school year long. You can find more ideas, project guides and supplies at Crafty kidsFamily Feature s Star shines in high seas saga REVIEW, B9