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07 9099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, October 18-19, 2013 Volume 94/Number 125 | 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 Warm with periods of clouds and sun High 90 Low 70Details, A10 Classifieds A7 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA4 Healthy LivingB5 Obituaries A5 Religion B6 Sports on TVB2 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Index Why are these girls so happy? The Lady Dragons volleyball team pulled off a rare feat against Sebring Open for business Tips for choosing the right model for your small business LIVING, B10 Party on Main Street Harvest Festival brining good times to Avon Park Saturday PAGEA2 SPORTS, B1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun A memorial still stands in the wooded lot in Sun N Lake where Aaron Dotys body was found on June 11, 2012. An effort is under way to create the Aaron Doty Law, which would punish anyone who witnesses a felony that results in a death and doesnt report it to law enforcement. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Theres a bump in the road for all those who were anticipating being able to eat at Golden Corral in Sebring. Frank T. Ernest, Golden Corrals attorney, submitted a purchase agreement termi nation letter to Sebring City Administrator Scott Noethlich dated Oct. 10. The letter was received on Wednesday afternoon. The purchase agreement between the city and Golden Corral Corporation was initially for a plot of land on U.S. 27 south, next to the Sebring Fire Department substation. According to the letter from Ernest, the property h as become too expensive. We have obtained soils studies that indicate that the property is too expensive for our company to develop, Ernest wrote. Ernest also stated in the letter that Golden Corral requested the earnest money deposit to be returned to Golden Corral Corporation. Ultimately, the site wor k pushed them over the total cost or whatever number they had in their head, Noethlich said Thursday morning. The site developGolden Corral plans nixed Company says site prep too costly, but other sites may be on the radar By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID Scientists still seek l onger-term solutions to the recent blossoming o f Illinois pondweed in Lake June, but already h ave treated some overrun public areas. Lakeside property owners complain of fastg rowing beds of the weed, thick enough to harm v essels of all kinds and threaten the safety of swimmers. The people have banded together and applied political pressure for a solution, including a trip to Tallahassee where group representatives met with Gov. Rick Scott. Scientists are unsure why the current explosion of growth has occurred along the shoreline, but agree the weed has become enough of a nuisance that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee is intervening. The FWC, however, is responsible for public beaches and navigation ways. It does not have the authority to treat private property. This means residents and property owners will have to take part in whatever plan goes forward. Because no one individual, organization and agency can solve the problem alone, said Kelle Carp to be used to help pondweed problem By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING After months o f work, local student R oxanne Judd is making s ome headway in a push to c reate the Aaron Doty Law. Judd has been on the foref ront of the plans to get a law i nto place that would, in theo ry, hold witnesses of f elonies accountable for their l ack of effort in a situation t hat results in a death. She was inspired to push f or the law after Doty, 20, w as beaten at a party on June 1 0, 2012, and his uncons cious body was dragged outs ide. Despite many people w itnessing the event, nobody c alled 911. Doty died after b eing taken into a nearby w ooded area and being set on f ire. Two men, Jonathan R odriguez and Kenneth Countys Legislative Delegation to discuss Aaron Doty Law proposal Aaron Doty was killed on June 10, 2012. More than 8,000 signatures have been collected in online petition See GOLDEN, A3 See FWC, A3 See DOTY, A3 By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Two tickets have emerged in the race for city government in Avon Park, which will be decided on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The incumbents favor the changes made since Julian Deleon was instated as city manager. The two challengers have said they want to see city hall and the Avon Park City Council be more open to the publics questions and desires. These views came out Tuesday during the candidatesforum held at the Avon Park Community Center and hosted by the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. Code Enforcement Officer Greg Warner is challenging Mayor Sharon Schuler, while local gun shop owner Jonathan Remick who holds a masters of business administration and is new to public service is chalAP candidates address issues Incumbents support city manager, challengers favor open government J onathan Remick (above)is challenging incumbent Parke Sutherland for his seat on the Avon Park City Council. Greg Warner (above)is challenging incumbent Sharon Schuler for her position as mayor of Avon Park. See CANDIDATES, A6 Phil Attinger/News-Sun


By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK The Harvest Festival on Main Street promises to bring a bigger crowd to downtown Saturday for its third annual haunting and heaps of oldfashioned family fun. Avon Elementary and Park Elementary schoolsParent Teacher Organizations have teamed up to deliver a family friendly event and raise money to split between the schools. Its a fun time. Its nice to see (families) come together, said Principal Karin Doty at Park Elementary The two schools used to have separate fundraising festivals each year: Her schools in the fall and Avon Elementarys in the spring, Doty said. However, after the schools started incorporating the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in the curriculum, along with the Leader in Me program, the Parent Teacher Organizations decided to take that curriculum into the community and join forces for a more public event. We werent sure what to expect, said Martie Brooker, guidance counselor at Avon Elementary, about the first joint effort in 2011. The event went beyond our expectations. Brooker said it now draws people from all over the community, including families from Sebring. Doty said the 2012 event drew at least 400 families and raised $8,000 for each school. Its all thanks to hardworking teachers and parents, and the community sponsors who donate to the event, Doty said. We couldnt do it without them, Doty said. Attempts were made Thursday to contact parents and teachers involved with the event, but they were either teaching students or out organizing the festivities. Brooker said every school employee and almost all of the parents have helped already or are scheduled to help during the event itself. The event gets tweaked every year to make it as fun as possible, she said. The festivities run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Main Street and Donaldson Park downtown near and around the Jacaranda Hotel, and starts with a costume parade on Main Street for children up to age 11. Line-up begins at 9 a.m. by age group behind the Jacaranda on Lake Avenue. Costume judging starts at 9:15 a.m. Costumes must be ageappropriate with no scary costumes allowed. Organizers warn people to get themselves and their children there early. All children age 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 2 and younger must be in a stroller. The event will have medals for best costumes for boys and girls in each age group, as well as an award for the overall best costume and best family costume. After that, the parade starts at 9:45 a.m. Contest winners will lead the parade from Lake Avenue to Donaldson Park. Other activities during the day include pony rides, bounce houses, train rides, obstacle courses, slides, games, face painting, music, food and the pumpkin patch. The festival is open to the public with free admission. Arm bands will be sold for $8 which will allow children to play all the games and most of the activities on hand. Adults are encouraged to bring their driver licenses and Drive for Dollars, courtesy of Wells Motor Company. For parade information and costume instructions, contact Park Elementary at 452-4373. 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Make your voice heard at YMCA hosts SpooktacularSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis hosting its six annual Spooktacular from 6-9 p.m. today and Saturday. Admission cost is $3 per person (children under 2 are free). The event includes a haunted house, free candy, games, a cakewalk, dunk tank, concessions and a kiddie train. Proceeds go toward the Strong Kids Campaign. To help with the event drop candy donations off at the Y. For details, call 3829622.US Marine Corps begin toy driveThe United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots this year is being hosted by the Celtic American Society of the Highlands. They are asking for the communitys help in the gathering of donated toys for those kids, ages 4-14, whom otherwise might not have a good holiday season. For the Marine Corps to accept donations, the toys must be new, and in the original store wrappers. Do not wrap them in Christmas paper so the Marines will be able to see and distribute them to the right children. Toys may be dropped off at the following locations : In Lake Placid Seacoast National Bank on U.S. 27; Wauchula Bank o n Interlake Boulevard; Lake Placid Police Department, 8 N. Oak St.; ACut Above Beauty Shop, 122 Service St.; and In Sebring First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave. For additional locations as they are established or general information, call 464-0524.Legion hosts Oratorical contestAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will hold its 2014 Oratorical contest for all Avon Park High School students, grades nine through 12. Each student will be required to present an 8to 10-minute presentation on a citizens respo nsibility to the United States Constitution, plus a 3to 5minute presentation on an assigned topic. This contest will take place at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 at the American Legion Post 69, 1301 W. Bell St. There is a possibility of winning $18,000 for first place, $16,000 for second place and $14,000 for third place at the national level of the contest. Each stage of the contest also will have a monetary reward. Community Briefs Continued on A5 Harvest Festival bringing fun to APs Main Street Costumes, games and more on Saturday By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING H ighlands County Sheriff S usan Benton gave a Readers Digest vers ion of her quarterly r eport to Highlands C ounty commissioners at t heir meeting on Tuesday. Among the highlights w ere a SWATteam comp etition, an award of e xcellence and a primer o n some of the statistics a ccrued over the last q uarter of operations by t he countys law enforcem ent arm. The big story, of c ourse, was the switch o ver of our radio syst em, Benton said. The official change b egan Sept. 4 with a new e ncrypted operation that p ut local safety services o n a communication platf orm with other law e nforcement agencies t hroughout central F lorida. We have had a few h iccups, Benton said, but Motorola has sent in e ngineers to work on it a nd the problems are b eing solved. Because the system is e ncrypted and has such a l ong reach, Benton said it w ill greatly improve the s afety of deputies, firef ighters and emergency m edical personnel. The Sheriff also disc ussed a Top 10 showing b y the Highlands County S pecial Weapons and T actics Team last month i n the annual Southwest F lorida Region Six SWAT T eam Challenge, racking u p a sixth-place finish o verall. Law enforcement agenc ies from Charlotte to S arasota counties were p art of the event. Besides the competit ion, one of the important p arts is that these teams h ave a chance to work t ogether and get to know e ach other in the event t here was a natural disast er or homeland security i ssue, she said. Benton also announced t he receipt of the Florida S heriffs Risk M anagement Funds E xcellence in Risk M anagement and Loss C ontrol award to the o ffice. They were cited f or efficiency of operat ion as well as substantial s aving of taxpayers doll ars. One thing the sheriff w as not able to quantify w as the amount of activit y or cost added with the t akeover of law enforcem ent duties for Avon P ark. Universal crime s tatistics reports recently w ere released, but the a ffect of the added law e nforcement duties in the C ity of Charm were u nclear. Copies of the report a re available at the sheri ffs office and at the H ighlands County G overnment Center. Benton discusses quarterly report New radio system, SWAT team success are highlighted Special to the News-SunSEBRING What began as a vision to bring people from Floridas Heartland region to Downtown Sebring to enjoy the beauty and history of our community has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. The Heartland Holiday Festival will take place in Historic Downtown Sebring from Nov. 29-Dec. 23. Organizers envision people strolling along Sebrings historic streets brimming with a sea of smiling faces, holiday lights glowing in the dark, festive music pulsing from various downtown locales and children dancing, jumping and squealing in delight as Santa and the holiday season fill the cool winter air. Push Event Productions, in conjunction with the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the City of Sebring and the Highlands County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), are organizing the event. This inaugural year of the festival will feature the popular Carousel of Lights in Circle Park, Cookiefest (where kids can decorate their very own holiday cookies), Saturdays With Santa, an outdoor holiday movie, evening visits by Santa Claus, activities and games for the kids, live entertainment, the annual Christmas parade, a Black Friday shopping event and more. Visit www.HeartlandHolidayFest.c om for details. Heartland Holiday Festival planned in downtown Sebring Susan Benton sheriffThe big story, of course, was the switch over of our radio system.


F elipe, have been charged w ith first-degree murder in t he case and are still in pret rial hearings. Two other men are also f acing charges for allegedly t aking part in the cover-up. T ravis Makris is accused of h olding evidence from the c rime scene (a pair of shoes a nd clothing) and Giovanni B urgos allegedly provided h is Orlando apartment to a ccused killers once they had f led Highlands County. Two women entered pleas f or their involvement in the c ase in March. Adriana R odriguez pleaded guilty to t he charge of destroying evid ence she cleaned blood o ff the walls at the Sun N L ake of Sebring home where D oty was beaten and N icole Hebert, 20, pleaded n o contest to the charge of t ransporting the two alleged m urderers out of the county t o BurgosOrlando home. As p art of their plea deals, the t wo women agreed to coopera te with the prosecution. Judd picked up the reigns o f a petition mission that was p ut together by another H ighlands County resident not long after Dotys death, when a petition began to circulate and gain signatures on, rapidly prompting Judd to talk to legislators. After gaining a large number of signatures, Judd took the first steps earlier this month to making the Aaron Doty Law a reality. We now have over 8,000 signatures. Theyre not from people just in Highlands County, either. Its from people all over the state, all over the country, Judd said. On Oct. 1, Judd received an email from State Senator Denise Grimsleys office stating that Judd had been invited to place her Aaron Doty Law topic on the Highlands County Legislative Delegation meeting agenda. I turned in all the paperwork they requested and I have been placed on the meeting agenda, said Judd. The meeting will be Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the Highlands County Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave., in Sebring. The delegation will hear discussion about the law from Judd as well as any public input. The legislative delegation is open to the public and Judd urges everyone to come and support the cause. Anyone can come and show and talk about what they feel. We need people to come out and support this, Judd said. Im hoping the law will pass to make everybody liable. Im hoping theyll take this to the next step up to the Senate. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 Page A3 SHAMBLIN, SHIRLEY; 9.347"; 2"; Black; 10/18/13; 0 0 0 3 3 0 5 5 Reflections 3x10.5 color 00033094 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The H ighlands County Office of T ourist Development is in s earch of a public relations c onsultant. Arequest for qualificat ions was issued earlier this m onth for a request for q ualifications, or RFQ, in a n effort to begin the process o f hiring a public relations m arketing individual or firm t o brand Highlands County a s an arts and culture destin ation. According to the docum ent, the organization, w hich is charged with helpi ng to bring tourists to the a rea, is looking for a r esource person familiar with a dvertising, website, r esearch, social media mark eting, social networking and w ith extensive experience in v arious media within regiona l, national and international m arkets with the emphasis on art and culture. The idea would be first to solicit firms to submit their qualifications before deciding whether or not to take the next step, which would be a request for proposals. Closing for the RFQ was set for Nov. 7, however, to date there have been no responses to the ads. What steps to take next reportedly will be included on a TDC marketing committee meeting after the application period has been closed. For years, members of the Highlands Cultural alliance have complained that one of the reasons money allocated for the arts had not been spent was that the TDC had failed to adequately market that aspect of the county. In response to those concerns, TDC officials issued the RFQ for a consultant that could formulate such a plan Money to fund such an enterprise would come out of the current art and culture budget in the TDCs account. We really have not signed on to anything at this point, said Highlands County Commissioner and TDC Chair Don Elwell. The idea is basically to listen to them and decide whether we want to go this direction or continue what we are doing now. Under new guidelines established with the county commission that restructured how tourist tax dollars could be spent, money accrued for arts and culture is slated to be parceled out and spent on various projects over the next couple of years. TDC looking for public relations consultant ment and preparing the land for the building itself has become more expensive than what they initially thought. Golden Corrals Director of Real Estate Larry Weiland has been very enthusiastic during previous council meetings about bring Golden Corral back into Sebring more than two decades after the Sebring location closed. Noethlich had no insight into whether or not a new site has been chosen for the restaurant as of today. I cant really speak to that. I dont know if they have another site picked. I do know that this site wasnt the only one they looked at. They looke d at other sites around Sebring before they chose this one. I dont think that they are done with Sebring completely, though, but I really cant say for sure, Noethlich said. But Larry (Weiland) did not indicate to me that they were completely pulling out. Weiland could not be reached for comment Thursday. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-S un Golden Corral officials say the soil on the lot next to the Sebring Fire Department substation on U.S. 27 is not suitable for building a restaurant on the site and have backed out of a deal to open a location there. Golden Corral puts brakes on plans to build Sebring restaurant Considering getting help to brand county as arts and culture destination Noethlich S ullivan, a regional biologist for the FWC, a nother public meeting to discuss a proposed i ntegrated approach will be announced soon. I n the meantime the FWC is working on the p lan. Part of the difficulty in finding a solution i s because pondweed grows naturally in F lorida lakes, benefiting a lakes aquatic life b y providing hiding places for fish and cont ributing to a healthy water balance. The key, t herefore, is removing enough pond weed to a llow safe recreation but not so much that t he natural habitat is harmed. Herbicides and hand removal are two w ays to control pond weed near beaches, a round boat houses and docks. When controlled correctly with herbicide, p ondweed is highly unlikely to return in two t o three weeks. It is likely that if you control a round your dock and shoreline with Aquatol y ou will get at least several months, if not a y ear or more, of control, Sullivan said. But herbicides alone are not enough. Therefore, while no decision has been m ade, Sullivan said the FWC is considering i ntroducing sterile pondweed-eating carp i nto the lake. The drawback is that the carp m ay not stay in Lake June and will migrate t hrough natural and man-made connections t o other lakes downstream. Another component of the integrated a pproach, Sullivan said recently, is fosteri ng active communication and participation of all stakeholders in the future management of nuisance plants on lakes in this region. The cooperation of multiple groups, agencies and individuals both public and private has proven successful for the management of other lakes, such as Istokpoga. Sullivan urges interested individuals contact her for help in obtaining free permits for the use of herbicide, or information about weeding by hand. Call (863) 534-7074 for more information. Permits may be obtained online at: ystem/loginForm.aspx?ReturnURL=%2fCros sDOI%2fPermitSystem%2fDefault.aspx/ Continued from A1 FWC plans to use sterile carp to help control Lake June weeds Courtesy photo Illinois pondweed is a natural part of the Lake June ecosystem, but has grown out of control this past summer and caused an outcry from lake residents and users, who say it is a hazard to boats and swimmers. Continued from A1 Doty law proposal to be on Legislative Delegation agenda


Tell that to the millions of p eople who are arrested and j ailed and have to rely on the c apricious nature of our i mmigration court system. Immigration advocates h ave long complained about t he disparities in prosecution o f immigration cases. Those w ho are charged with the c riminal offense of immig rant smuggling are charged, p ost bond and are released; m any of them are bringing n ew groups of immigrants a cross that same night. M eanwhile, the immigrants w ho are detained with them o ften languish in jail, sometimes for months or even years. They are considered flight risks and arent charged with any state or local crime so they cant secure legal help, post bail and be released, even though the smugglers often plead out and are never brought to court. People detained are deprived of one of the "selfevident" rights that our founding fathers recognized in our Declaration of Independence: the right to freedom. As such, they should be entitled to the due process guaranteed in the Fifth Amendment of our Constitution, and the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a fair and speedy trial. That is why it is so important that those detained as material witnesses are promptly delivered to federal custody so they can be charged and processed under immigration law. Its also why it is important to continue providing due process for those detainees, even if the laws they are accused of violating officially are considered civil in nature. If their treatment detention and incarceration is the same as that for criminal offenders, then that consistency should carry through every phase of their case, including the protections promised all people under our Constitution. An editorial from the Brownsville (Texas) Herald. 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 18, 2013 Its about lives O fficially, immigration laws are c ivil in nature and e nforcement is t hen considered a c ivil issue. Pension plan termination will bankrupt cityEditor: While I agree with Greg Bubba Warners position about setting the record straight, I strongly disagree with his misrepresentations to your paper. Mr. Warners position is not supported by the written email communications uncovered in which he is copied by individuals and their attorneys whom are actively litigating against the City of Avon Park on several frivolous lawsuits. His association to this group actively litigating against the city can not be denied. He was copied on emails and knew about the exploratory activities by those researching a pension plan termination or closure. Mr. Warner allegedly has made comments to other city employees that he stands to gain about $1 million if the pension plan terminates today. As you know, there are no free rides; with a pension plan termination, if he and others get a million dollars up-front, the taxpayers of Avon Park will foot the bill. The city cannot afford to terminate the pension plan without incurring massive debt or a possible bankruptcy. These are the same types of financial catastrophes experienced in Detroit, Mich. and Stockton, Calif. In fact to set the record straight, I must emphasize that Warner knew about the exploratory activities and communications by Plan Administrator (Carol) Knapp to either terminate or close the citys pension plan, and bring financial disaster to the city and its residents. It appears that Knapp in her capacity maintained communication with at least three separate law firms looking for a means to either close or terminate the pension plan. She engaged in this conduct with the knowledge by Warner. The emails provided by Greg Warner as a public record to the city readily reveal that Attorney (Robert) Grizzard, previous Chief Mike Rowan, Plan Administrator Knapp, attorney Adam Levinson, and the pension plan attorney communicated over questionable matters affecting the pension system. Despite there being many public meetings in the sunshine, the other four trustees were excluded from these activities by both Knapp and Warner. In my opinion, these high financial liability matters were concealed from the other four trustees. To excuse his conduct, Bubba Warner claims that there were concerns over sunshine violations. This is not true. In fact, the board held seven public meetings in the sunshine where Warner or Knapp could have briefed the board of their participation in the researching of a plan closure or termination. In m y opinion, their association s with individuals whom ar e actively litigating against the city are indicative of their motivations. Warner is correct that the citys work force has been reduced by 60 positions or perhaps even more. Just like private industry, during a financia l crisis, we have taken the necessary steps to avoid bankruptcy and stabilize finances. In fact, the New sSun reported in March of 2009 that Avon Park coul d not even pay monthly bill s due to its financial condition. Today, there are still governmental units and private industry within Highlands County still experiencing a difficult economic climate. We hav e made the tough decisions to ensure the financial sur vival of the city. We do n ot want another Detroit, Mich., or Stockton, Calif. in Avon Park. Any layoffs or work force reduction were processed by offerin g severance pay to those affected. Warner wants a new direction, and criticizes th e citys current direction. However, he fails to acknowledge that under th e current leadership, we hav e reduced property taxes by 95 percent, reduced garbage rates by 20 percent, implemented recycling, and annexed over two square miles. For the first time, we are actually getting a flow of new bus inesses on Main Street. More importantly, in two more months, the city wil l be completely debt free. I n my opinion, the reverse o f the current direction and leadership, will result in higher city taxes and a po ssible bankruptcy through a pension plan termination or the reckless re-expansion of the citys work force, which is not sustainable under the current budget. Julian Deleon, P E City Manag er City of Avon Pa rk Obama first, then NelsonEditor: I hope when (President Barack) Obama was shutting down all the monuments, someone was clipping his wings, and keep ing him on the ground, no t allowing him to fill anything; he rides on our dime. If he/they would no t go on any more vacations on our dime (they can spend their money, which was our money; he hasnt earned any yet) they can travel overseas or anyplace. Just dont apologize for us. Our trouble got a lot worse when he came into our White House. Now w e need to get rid of Bill Nelson! Bonnie Dani el Avon Pa rk EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail y the same writers, letters are limited to two per mont h and a guest column can be submitted once every thre e 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. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. Jonathan Stack has been making docu mentaries for 25 years, and his latest f ilm project, The Vasectomist, has led h im to one conclusion. Theres no issue m ore important than the one were w orking on now population on the p lanet, he says. In fact, if you think of everything g lobal warming, war, poverty every s ingle issue you can think of is made all t he more complicated because of popul ation. It all comes down to human b eings. So to build awareness about the i mpacts of too many people and to prom ote population stabilization, Stack is l eading a bold new campaign to promote v asectomies, launching with World V asectomy Day, Oct. 18. Birth control so often ends up being the responsibility of females, but S tack is calling for men to step up and s houlder more responsibility for family p lanning. Avasectomy is an operation t hat makes men infertile and is the most e fficient form of contraception currently a vailable. The procedure is simple, gene rally requiring only 10 to 30 minutes, a nd side effects are rare. Billed as the largest male-oriented g lobal family planning event ever, the plan for WVD is to perform 1,000 vasectomies across 25 countries in 24 hours. Anchoring WVD is an event at the Royal Institution of Australia in Adelaide, which will include a live stream so people around the world can see Dr. Doug Stein (profiled in the aforementioned documentary) perform vasectomies and field audience questions about the procedure. Joining Stein will be academics and activists, including renowned populationist Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University, to discuss the future of the planet and the role of overpopulation. Stack believes that for men who dont want to have more children, having a vasectomy is the best way for men to be responsible to themselves, their families and the world. We dont need 1 billion more people on this planet, he says. We need to take better care of the 7 billion we already have. For too long, people have stopped talking about population on the planet, says Stack. Weve got to start dealing with the truth. Theres not one problem that we face on the planet thats going to be easier to solve with more people. Stacks thinking mirrors the late Dr. Al Bartlett, physics professor at Colorado University, who asked: Can you think of any problem on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose longterm solution is in any way aided, assisted or advanced by having larger populations at the local level, state level, nationally or globally? Can you think of anything that will get better if we crowd more people into our towns, cities, states, nations or world? You, sirs, are both spot on. As we head to a global population of 8 billion ... 9 billion ... 10 billion, this issue must become more front and center. There are many paths to stabilizing, and ultimately lowering, population to achieve a sustainable planet. This is just one road, so far less traveled, but heres to a successful first WVD and more to come. Maria Fotopoulos is a Senior Writing Fellow for Californians for Population Stabilization ( Contact her at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily the News-Sun. A new front opens on family planning Guest Column Maria Fotopoulos


If any APHS student wants to enter the contest, pick up an entry form at the schools guidance office or call Earl Hershberger, chairman of youth programs for the Post, at 452-1431. Masons do Child IDsAVON PARK Masonic District 25 will do Child IDs for children up through 18 years of age at two locations this week. These IDs will be taken at Donaldson Park on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. This service is free of charge. Participants get a CD with their childs pictures, voice, fingerprints, emergency information and DNA. For more information, call Ross Canright at 452-0346.Tai Chi workshop for beginnersSEBRING Dr. Paul Lam, a retired family physician from Sidney, Australia, and a world leader in the field of tai chi health improvement, will hold a workshop, Tai Chi for Beginners, at the Kenilworth Lodge on Saturday and Sunday. Lam has been studying tai chi for more than 38 years. He is proficient in several different styles and has trained many winners of international tai chi competitions. Lam and tai chi colleagues created the Six Easy Steps for Tai Chi for Beginners program 16 years ago. It has been proven an easy format to build a solid tai chi foundation. Lams Tai Chi for Health Series (Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Back Pain, Tai Chi for Osteoporous, Tai Chi for Diabetes) is currently being taught at Golf Hammock Clubhouse and the Highlands Family YMCA. Local contacts are Susan Beson, 385-9678, and Pat Lawson, (772) 260-3365.Car wash benefits STR8 UPLAKE PLACID Acar wash will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Raceway Gas Station, 781 U.S. 27 North, to benefit STR8 UPYouth Ministry programs. Cars washed for donations.AMVETS Ladies host bratwurst dinnerSEBRING AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will have a bratwurst and sauerkraut dinner from 5-7 p.m. Saturday for $5. Karaoke with BilDi from 6-9 p.m.Masons to serve pork dinnerLAKE PLACID Placid Lodge No.282 F&AM will hold a pulled pork dinner at the lodge, 201 N. Maine Ave., from 4-7 p.m. Saturday. The dinner will consist of pulled pork, cole slaw, baked beans, roll, drink and dessert for the co st of $8. For additional information, call 461-8185 or 2431356. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 Page A5 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 2 6 4 1 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 ADRIAN DAWSON Adrian (Bud) Dawson Jr. passed away peacefully surr ounded by his family on O ct. 13, 2013. Born Sept. 9 1927 in New Bern, N.C. t o Adrian Dawson Sr. and E thel Ludke, he l ived most of his l ife in Miami before r etiring to Sebring. H e served proudly h is entire life as a M arine during W orld War II and as a police officer for m ore than 40 years. Bud h ad a passion for dogs, h unting, fishing and the o utdoors. He was an active m ember of First Baptist C hurch of Lake Josephine. He is survived by his d aughter, Bobbie (Mark) E wbank; sons, Scott (Janice), Tom (Jean) and Bert Dawson; grandchildren, Kimberli, Todd, Nicole, Adrienne and Brandi; and great-granddaughter, Dalis. He is predeceased by his daughter, Debbie Dawson. Aservice will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations may be made to the Humane Society of Highlands County, 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd., Sebring, FL 33876. The family would like to give a very special thank you to Good Sheppard Hospice for their wonderful care during this journey. KAREN ALKOFF Karen Neel Alkoff p assed away peacefully in S t. Davids South Medical C enter in Austin, Texas, on S unday, Oct. 13, 2013 with h er husband by her side. She was born Karen Sue N eel on Jan. 18, 1953 in H untington, Ind., to Norval W and Virginia D. Neel. S he was a graduate of S ebring High School and w as awarded a bachelors a nd masters degree from S tetson University. Karen m arried Lawrence B. A lkoff on March 1, 1992 in D aytona Beach, Fla. She was a financial advis or for several years and l ater served as president of t he board of directors for W ORC, Inc. in Volusia C ounty, Fla. She is survived by her h usband, Lawrence B. Alkoff of Austin, Texas; her mother, Virginia D. Neel of Sebring, Fla.; her sisters and their husbands, Steve and Cheryl Grimm of Sebring, Fla. and Vince and Sondra Harrell of Wabash, Ind.; her nieces and nephew, Stephanie Burns, Amy Riebe, Steven Grimm, Julie Harrell, as well as several great nieces and nephews. Amemorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct.26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time. There will be a private family burial. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. Dawson Eugene Gene Richard Wert and RoseMarie Wert were married Oct.19, 1963 in Ephrata, Penn. They moved in 1970, making Florida their home. Gene served in the U.S. Army and retired from Tampa Electric Co. Rose has worked for the past 31 years at Captain Ds. They are blessed by the love of their family with two daughters, Jodi Hendrix and husband Gene; and Tina Swain and husband Randy; son Tony Wert and granddaughter Jennifer Swain. 50th Anniversary Continued from A2 Community Briefs Obituaries A ssociated PressWASHINGTON B arriers came down at federa l memorials and National P ark Service sites and thous ands of furloughed federal w orkers relieved but wary returned to work across t he country Thursday after 1 6 days off the job due to t he partial government shutd own. Among the sites reopening w ere Yosemite National Park i n California, the S mithsonian Institutions n etwork of popular museu ms, and the World War II m emorial in Washington, w hich had been the scene of p rotests over the shutdown. Just to be able to get b ack to serving the public is s o important, said Greg B ettwy, preparing to return t o work with the S mithsonians human r esource department. For other returning workers, shutdown-related frustration turned to elation at being back on the job. Some confronted backlogs of email and paperwork; others voiced concern that a gridlocked Congress might trigger another shutdown in January. The phrase everyone is talking about is kicking the can down the road,said Richard Marcus of Silver Spring, Md., who has worked at the National Archives and Records Administration for 29 years. Wed hate to have to live through this all over again. The federal workers who were furloughed or worked without pay during the shutdown will get back pay in their next paychecks, which for most employees come Oct. 29. At the Labor Department, Secretary Thomas Perez greeted workers with an email telling them he understood how much the furlough disrupted their lives. Unfortunately, as President Obama correctly noted, you are occasionally called on to perform your remarkably important work in a climate that too often treats federal employees and contractors as a punching bag, Perez said. The Defense Department called back about 7,000 furloughed civilians. In an open letter to the workforce, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the department still faces budget uncertainty as Congress struggles to pass a 2014 spending bill and deal with automatic budget cuts. The National Institutes of Health also will see lingering after-effects NIH warned university scientists not to expect a quick resumption of research dollars. As the shutdown drags on, the challenge of re-establishing normal operations quickly is growing, NIH Deputy Director Dr. Sally Rockey emailed researchers. Workers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services restarted the computerized worker verification system, e-Verify. The system used by business owners to verify the legal status of workers was the only USCIS program affected by the shutdown. In Washington, the Capitols visitor center planned to resume tours Thursday, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was reopening, and the Smithsonian overseer of many of Washingtons major museums proclaimed on Twitter, Were back from the (hashtag)shutdown! The National Zoo was set to reopen Friday, though the popular panda cam went live Thursday morning givin g fans a view of a cub wriggling about as her mother, Mei Xiang, tucked her paws under her chin and watched. At the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md., email servers were slowly grinding back into gear. Fire protection engineer Dan Madrzykowski had bee n in the office for about half an hour, and about 800 emails had popped into his inbox, but that covered onl y back to Oct. 13. Parks open, workers back in office after shutdown APPhoto/Cliff Owen Visitors walk around the Apollo 11 capsule at the Smithsonians Air and Space Museum after it opened on time in Washington on Thursday.


Page A6 News-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 By ROD LEWIS News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID The Town of Lake Placid doesnt like the idea of being permitted to use just half the amount of water it is now. At Monday nights Town Council meeting, the council discussed the water use permit. The Southwest Florida Water Management District suggested that the town be permitted for about half of the current allotment in return for a 20-year permit. Council member Ray Royce suggested that there is no reason to limit the water the town is permitted to have. He also suggested that there would be no negative impact on the environment if the total permitted water would be pumped. Council suggested that once the water was reduced for Lake Placid, the water district would reallocate the water in other places and it would be very difficult to raise the water levels in the future. Town Attorney Bert J. Harris III suggested that the town request the same amount of water that has been allocated in the past. It was resolved to have the staff proceed as they see best to renew the permit. The United Way requested permission for a sign to be put near the Suntrust Bank for the purpose of the fundraising of the organization. The sign would be for a limited time and would by taken down when the campaign ends. The council decided to honor a verbal commitment made by the Town Administrator to approve the sign until the council could discuss it. Harris III said the sign does not meet criteria for public display. Highlands County Fire Marshall James Branca gave an update on what services his department provides, in particular the fire safety inspection. Businesses that need inspections included many public and private buildings. There is also a need for periodic inspections. Royce asked directly if the city is required to provide inspections, and if Branca is the fire inspector who must do the inspection. Yes, was the answer to both questions. AKeep Lake Placid Beautiful representative requested that the Town of Lake Placid help with the purchase of a chipper. KLPB has obtained a grant that is up to $10,000. The intention of KLPB is to purchase the chipper and then compose a letter that states that the chipper is an asset of the town. The council agreed to match the KLPB grant of $10,000 with the condition that the chipper becomes the property of the Town of Lake Placid. Nancy Sanders, board member for the Lake Placid Historical Society at the Train Depot, asked the council to replace the light bulbs on the southeast side of the Train Depot. Town Administrator Phil William s noted that the poles get electricity from the historical society building. Mayor Joh n Holbrook suggested that he believes that the historical society recycled the light poles, however, Holbrook suggested that the city need s to discern if the poles are owned by the town or by th e society. Paradise Village annexation became an issue when some citizens stated that Paradise Village received a letter that the Town of Lake Placid plans to incorporate Paradise Village. Royce wa s quite vocal about what he called misinformation that the citizens brought to the council. The council discussed th e batting cages that are to be built. It was recommended that the builder be Brantley Construction. Randy Harris youth baseball league representative, addressed the council and stated that whe n the project started it was supposed to be a 50/50 ven ture, but because of the length of time, the youth baseball league will have to add additional funds. In other business: Henscratch Farms requested the Council allow tasting and sales of wine fo r events such as the Caladium Festival and other town events. The council agreed to the wine sales. The council agreed to look into the Illinois pondweed explosion in Lak e June. Council agreed to enter into an agreement with Swaine & Harris, PAfor another year for legal coun cil to the town. The council discussed ordinance 2013-659 ,which creates a Watershed Advisory Board. The counc il debated the terms and the function of the advisory board. It was decided to refund the prepaid fees for meter installation at Midtown Center, but the council suggested that research is needed to find out who owns the property. The council discussed ordinance 2013-660, which is the repealing and restatin g of the business tax. The business tax and some type of a trigger for a fire inspec tion were considered. Holbrook ended the meeting with the announcement that it has been six months since the town switched to the town admin istrator form of governmen t. Holbrook also stated that he believes the term interim should be eliminated from Police Chief James Fansler s title and that Williams should be titled as the Tow n Administrator. The measure was unanimously approved LP town council debates 20-year water use permit By PHILATTINGER pattinger@newssun.comAVON PARK A p lanned joint meeting b etween the Avon Park City C ouncil and the citys P olice Pension Board didnt t ake place Thursday. Greg Warner, former c hair of the Avon Park P olice Pension Board, said h e planned on not attending a nd Pension Plan A dministrator Carol Knapp s aid she would have attorn ey Robert Grizzard present t o speak for her. So the city canceled the 5 p .m. meeting. The cancellation took p lace automatically because t he City Council Monday a pproved a motion by C ouncilman Parke S utherland to cancel the m eeting if it appeared W arner and Knapp wouldnt b e there. Sutherland, pension board l iaison and an attorney hims elf, expressed concern over w hat attorney fees the city m ight incur from having a m eeting populated by l awyers. Attorneys Scott C hristiansen and Matt M ierzwa planned to be there to answer questions about the pension board and the boards public records, respectively. City Manager Julian Deleon sent out an email to that effect Wednesday morning, forwarding a message from Warner that said his attendance wasnt compulsory since the City Council had removed him from the board on Sept. 23. Im not a member of the board anymore, Warner said in a phone interview. He said he had already explained to the City Council and the public, in person and in print, what he knew about the pension plan. Still, Deleon said his and Knapps plans made the meeting meaningless. With this being said, it is pointless to have this meeting as the individuals not attending are essential to get meaningful answers regarding the exploratory activities of a pension plan closure, plan termination or litigation, Deleon wrote. Knapp, who handles email communications for the pension board, sent out a notice at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday stating that since the city had requested the meeting, then canceled it, the police meeting was also canceled. Grizzard said he never said Knapp wouldnt attend and wondered how Deleon got that idea. I dont know how Deleon got that she wouldnt be there (because) I would be there, Grizzard said Wednesday. Knapp, who has said she has heart trouble, was planning on attending if her doctor said it was OK, Grizzard said. If (her doctor) thinks shes up to it, shell be there, Grizzard said. Grizzard said he would be there, if only to protect Knapp from what he and she call baseless accusations at the hands of public officials. Im not going to let her be slandered, Grizzard said. Id be there to bark, and maybe bite. The city has been embroiled in a controversy over emails in which Deleon said Knapp, Warner, Grizzard, Christiansen, former Police Chief Mike Rowan, and attorney Adam Levinson discussed terminating the pension plan. Warner said Deleon asked him and Knapp to provide more than 8,000 pages of email messages, but of those, Warner said Deleon has chosen only 67 pages to make a case. Deleon stated that Warner and Knapp should have informed board members of those communications at a regular meeting. Warner, in turn, has said the only communications that discussed plan termination were questions posed by an unknown person to state officials asking if merging the police department with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office would end the pension plan. Warner said only the City Council could vote to terminated the plan, and said not only did he not want to, he didnt know of anyone who did. This whole pension things been blown out of proportion, Warner said. Joint meeting between APcity officials, pension board canceled l enging Councilman Parke Sutherland, l ocal attorney. Both Schuler and Sutherland said t hey are happy to see Deleon bring d own the citys debt and taxes, increase c ity limits and utilities customers t hrough annexation and establish a pattern of growth. Schuler said the city will be debtf ree in December. She recalls the city h aving tremendous debt when she f irst elected to the city council in 1994. She also favors the new curbside r ecycling and aggressive annexation p rogram which she has wanted to s ee for 18 years. Sutherland is also pleased the current a dministration has lowered taxes and i ncreased utility income through both a nnexation and by taking private utilit ies into the city system. Warner and Remick both agreed the c ity council, through Deleon, has done a lot for the city, but dont agree with t he approach. Remick said the city needs more c hannels of communication, including a llowing more public input at city c ouncil meetings, publishing agendas e arly to help people plan to attend and u sing social media to reach residents. I want to have more voices heard, R emick said. Sutherland countered that he gets f rustrated by not enough feedback from r esidents. We get a vocal minority (at meeti ngs), Sutherland said. I have to seek m y input. Schuler said she encourages people t o call her and chided people who dont p articipate. We need people to show up, she s aid. Warner said cutting costs has resulte d in reduced service through fewer w orkers. When asked if development or annexation are happening too fast, Schuler and Sutherland said it could go faster. Remick said he would like land get developed inside the city limits before adding on more, including trying to attract large distribution centers. Sutherland said whether land gets developed or not depends on landowners, not the city. Wagner said the city sat stagnant for a long time and annexing is good if people want it. He said economic development should start with getting stores into the downtown area before considering gateway arches or other cosmetic improvements. When audience questions touched on Deleons handling of city affairs, Warner criticized Deleon as not a people person. However, he also said that as long as Deleon could keep the city running smoothly, he wouldnt have any problem with him. Remick also said Deleon is a good project manager who does the will of the council. Hes done that to a T, Remick said. However, he considers Deleons behavior in meetings as unprofessional including walking around or chuckling into the microphone during others comments. Even Schuler said Deleon has made waves by not operating in a conventional manner, but said he has done what was asked. She also noted that several people who didnt like the changes hate Deleon and are not apt to agree with his actions or methods. Could we alter his delivery? Sure. Who doesnt have issues? Sutherland said. However, he said Deleon would have a thicker skin with age and experience, and that he has withstood accusations of wrongdoing. When asked about allegations of fear tactics from Deleon, Schuler said such tactics would need to be proven. Sutherland added that the allegations havent stood up to investigation. Schuler also said if council members are displeased with Deleon, they can fire him. However, if they try to take over the city managers oversight of personnel issues, the city would need to change the charter to a strong mayor form of government, she said. Warner said the city council has authority by the city charter to investigate such allegations and needs to do so. Still, Warner also said the election is not so much about Deleon as the direction the city will take. He said he wants to bring new ideas to the council. Continued from A1 Deleon Phil Attinger/News-Sun Mayor Sharon Schuler and Councilman Parke Sutherland prepare to speak at Tuesdays candidates forum at the Avon Park Community Center. They are defending their Avon Park City Council seats against challengers Greg Warner and J onathan Remick, respectively. The event was hosted by the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. Candidates for Avon Park council positions talk issues at chamber forum Phil Attinger/News-Sun Challengers Greg Warner (left) and Jonathan Remick listen to comments at Tuesdays candidates forum hosted by the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. WASHINGTON (AP) Floridas longest-serving member of Congress is gravely ill. The office of Republican C.W. Bill Young says the lawmakers condition worsened last night, and his doctors say his prognosis is guarded. The 82-year-old House member announced last week he plans to retire after 43 years in Congress. Young has been at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington due to back problems stemming from a 1970 small-plane crash. In recent years, Young has become increasingly frail and has relied on a wheelchair. The congressman is a longtime member of the Appropriations Committee and is influential on militar y spending. Longest-serving Florida congressman gravely ill


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 18, 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 TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:28-2011-CA-000044 CITIMORTGAGE,INC., Plaintiff, v. FELIPE ACEVEDO,JR.,et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale dated October 10,2013,entered in Civil Case No.28-2011-CA-000044 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 3rd day of December,2013,at 11:00 the Jury Assembly Room,Courthouse Basement,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14,BLOCK Q,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 43,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. ATTENTION:PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator 255 N.Broadway Avenue, Bartow,Florida 33830 Phone:(863) 534-4686 Please contact at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-395 Division:Estrada IN RE:ESTATE OF SYLVIA OLSEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SYLVIA OLSEN,deceased,whose date of death was August 2,2013,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-6210,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 18,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Juanita Fisher 1225 Sunset Drive Sebring,Florida 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Nicholas G.Schommer Attorney For Personal Representative Florida Bar No.221090 or tinasharpe_la 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Phone:863-385-5139 Fax:863-385-2566 October 18,25,2013 1050Legals 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, YOU ARE ENTITLED,AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE,PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT (863)534-4690.IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,CALL TDD 1-800-955-8771 OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. 885110536 October 11,18,2013 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 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-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 Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 1st 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; GERRY CUMMINGS A/K/A GERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERRY CUMMINGS and UNKNOWN TENANT NKA 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 Michalak 10-59018 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 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 BRING,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 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 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,SEparallel to the south boundary of said lot 4 a distance of 75 feet to a point; thence in a northerly direction parallel to the east boundary of said lot 4 a distance of 130 feet to the true point to beginning; LESS AND EXCEPT the Easterly 4 feet thereof;,and LESS AND EXCEPT a reservation of a perpetual non-exclusive easement for roadway,utilities,canal,etc..,over the South 30 feet of said parcel. PARCEL II: The following portion of Lots 1,2,3 and 4, Block 4,except the East 330 feet of said lots,of the subdivision of all of Section 16, Township 36 South,Range 31 East,according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat book 1,Page 26 of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida; Commence at the southeast Corner of said Lot 4; thence in a Northerly direction along the East boundary of said Lot 4,a distance of 375 feet to a point; thence a Westerly direction parallel to the South boundary of said Lot 4 a distance of 850 feet to and for a true point of beginning; thence continuing along said line in a Westerly direction a distance of 75 feet to a point; thence in a Southerly direction and parallel to the East boundary of said Lot 4 a distance of 115 feet to a point,thence in an Easterly direction parallel to the South boundary of said Lot 4 a distance of 75 feet to a point; thence in a Northerly direction parallel to the East boundary of said Lot 4 a distance of 115 feet to the true Point of beginning.Subject However,to a reserved non-exclusive perpetual easement over the North 15 feet of the above described property for ingress,egress and regress and utilities.Together with all right title and inerest to all easements appurtenant to both pareles. TOGETHER WITH that certain 1992 Merit Livestock Trailer/Doublewide Mobile Home with Vehicle Identification Numbers: FLHMLCP20077993A and FLHMLCP2007993B and with Title Numbers: 62037529 and 62037530. and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon,which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,Highlands County,Florida,this 9th day of October 2013. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk October 18,25,2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE No.:13000489GCAXMX U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, A S TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT,DATED AS OF OCTOBER 1,2002,2002-CB5 TRUST, C-BASS MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2002-CB5, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD H.BAKER; CONNIE I.BAKER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 8,2013,and entered in Case No.13000489GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT,DATED AS OF OCTOBER 1,2002, 2002-CB5 TRUST,C-BASS MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2002-CB5,is Plaintiff and RICHARD H. BAKER; CONNIE I.BAKER; UNKNOWN TENA NT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,are Defendants,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M.on the 11th day of December,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: ``Per Schedule A attached hereto'' SCHEDULE A PARCEL:1 The Following portion of lots 1,2,3 and 4, Block 4,except the east 330 feet of said lots of the subdivision of all of section 16,township 36 south,range 31 east,according to the plat thereof recorded in plat book 1, page 26,of the public records of highlands county,Florida,commence at the southeast corner of said lot 4,thence in a northerly direction along the east boundary of said Lot 4,a distance of 260 feet to a point,thence in a westerly direction parallel to the south boundary of said lot 4 a distance of 850 feet to and for a true point of beginning; thence continuing along said line in a westerly direction a distance of 75 feet to a point; thence in a southerly direction and parallel to the east boundary of said lot 4 a distance of 130 feet to a point; thence in an easterly direction 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155


Page A8News-SunFriday, October 18, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13000707GCAXMX CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JOHN WILKE A/K/A JOHN J.WILKE,et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOHN WILKE A/K/A JOHN J.WILKE and BROOKE WILKE A/K/A BROOKE L.WILKE RESIDENT:Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:PO BOX 186, EAST LAKE WEIR,FL 32133 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in HIGHLANDS County,Florida: Lot 12,13 and 14,Block 9,UNIT NO. 1-B SEBRING LAKES SUBDIVISION,according to Plat Thereof,recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 47,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 this action on Phelan Hallinan,PLC,attorneys for plaintiff,whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road,Ft. Lauderdale,FL 33309,and file the original with the Clerk of the Court,within 30 days after the first publication of this notice,either before or immediately thereafter,November 19,2013 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published one a week for two consecutive weeks in The News-Sun. 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, 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 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 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. DATED AT SEBRING,FLORIDA THIS 10th DAY OF OCTOBER,2013. By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA FL-97004658-10 October 18.25,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 18, 2013Page A9 DODGE STRATUS2006. 6cyl. Fully Loaded. Factory new cond. 21,150 mi. $6800. Call 863-385-2613 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 SPRING LAKESAT. 10/19, 8AM-? 104 Friendly Circle. Mens/ladies clothes & items, household, misc., tools, fishing items. SEBRING SAT.ONLY 8 5pm. 392 Poinsettia Ave. Furn., African items, collectibles, clothing & other various items. SEBRING FRI.SAT. 8 2pm. 901 S. Egret St. Multi-Family Sale! Household, vintage costume jewelry, toys, tools, clothes, furn., Race & Coke collectibles, Christmas items & yard figurines, sunflower plants, porch swing & more! SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY SALE. 3710 Osca St., behind Wal-Mart, corner of Grand Prix and Osca. Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.10/17-18-19, 8am-? Something for everyone. SEBRING -GARAGE / SIDEWALK SALE! DOWNTOWN at the CIRCLE.OVER 20 VENDORS OCTOBER 19th, 7am 1pm. SEBRING -605 Ranchero Dr., Fri & Sat, Oct. 18 & 198am 2pm, Nascar, Tools, Drill Press, Sebring Posters. Lots Of Gun Parts & Accessories. SEBRING -2-FAMILY, Fri.-Sat. 10/18-19, 8am-2pm. 4600 & 4610 Tarrega St., Sun 'n Lake. Tools, household, trains, Harley items, Xmas, antiques, comic books, toys, clothes. Too much to list! LAKE PLACIDSat. Only! 10/19. 8 2pm. 779 Lake August Dr. Furn., clothing & more! Something for Everyone!! SEBRING *YARD & GARAGE 532 Cherry Tree Dr., Fri & Sat, Oct. 18 & 19, 8am 1pm. TOO MUCH TO LIST! LAKE PLACIDMulti-Family Sale! FRI. SAT. 8:30 2pm. 620 CR 29. Computer desk, entertainment console, vanity table w/stool, clothes & misc. household items. LAKE PLACID* MOVING SALE 8 Charlton Dr. (by Water Edge) Fri & Sat, Oct 18 & 19, 8am 3pm. Furn., Sm. appliances, TV, Household Items, Lnens, Women's Clothes sizes 16-18, Books. Much More! AVON PARKHuge 3 Family Yard Sale. Oct 18th/19th. 8-3 Fri/Sat. Native American belts/jewelry. Tools, Hot Wheels in case, rare barbies, antiques, WWII documents, 100 new Foster Grant shades $1 each, lots more. 3003 N Lowell Rd off W County Line Road. AVON PARKFri. Sat. 8 4pm. 130 E. Circle St. Christmas items, lift chair & more! AVON PARKFri. & Sun. 2650 US HWY 27N. Hair Depot. Humongous Moving Sale! Everything Must Go! Antiques, furn., lamps, pictures, bikes, collectibles, tools, etc. AVO PARK*MULTI FAMILY SALE* 4 Whitner St. (off Lake Ave.) Sat. Oct. 19, 8am 2pm. Gun cabinet, Motorcycle Gear, Harley Davidson misc, Baby misc, Household items. 7320Garage &Yard Sales UPRIGHT VACUUMBAGGED Completely Reconditioned. 30 Day Guarantee! $20. 863-402-2285 SMALL ANIMALTRAP. Used once. Like new. $60. Call 863-465-5210. MOUNTAIN BIKE16" by Pacific. Includes Helmet. Like new. $40. 863-443-6470. CURIO CABINET,glass, mirror, gold trim, 6' x 2', 4 shelves. $60. 863-385-0000. COMFORTER -Full or Regular size 2 pillow cases & bedskirt. Used once. Tiger & Jungle scene. $20. 863-402-2285 BICYCLE 26inch Huffy Beach Cruiser. Newer tires, tubes, wheels, seat, pedals. $30. 863-402-2285 ANTENNA MINIState 360HD TV. Built in Amp. & rotor w/remote for digital, programmable rotor control. New. Sells @ $189.99. Now $160. Andy 863-873-4939 7310Bargain BuysWISH TORENT A COMPLETELY FURNISHED HOME in Lake Placid area for January March 2014. Call 765-505-0305 6650Wanted to Rent 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 3/2/1w/screen Porch. Fenced back yard. Blocks from Veteran's Beach. $850/mo. + 1st/sec. 204 Highland Rd. 863-414-0942 or 863-835-1787 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 -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 SEBRING ** COTTAGE ** 1BR / 1BA, W/ Carport, Nice,Private, Very Clean. Woodlawn area. Air & Heat, W/D hookup. No Pets. Lawn Service included. $400/mo. Call 863-465-9100 LAKE PLACIDon 2 lots. 3/2.5, 2 master bedrooms. Partially furn. Patio, 1 car gar. Walking distance to Golf course, close to 2 Lakes. $850/mo. 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 BEAUTIFULAPTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-446-1822AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo.+ $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 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. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORFACTORY LIQUIDATION SALE 6 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM 1200 sq. ft. ..$12K off! John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext. 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING SUN-IN-LAKES,2/2/2. Very cozy home. Nicely furnished. Everything Like new. All you need is a toothbrush. 863-471-2961 4080Homes for SaleSebring4BR, 2BA,on Lake Clinch, where a yearly bass fishing tournament is held. Completely remodeled, new roof, bathroom, kitchen, tile floor, French door, patio, very flexible Lease-Option, or sell price $117,500. Owner financing. 954-270-5242 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial 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. 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By BRITTANY WHITTINGTON News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID The h ardest thing ever to do in v olleyball is to beat a team t hree times in the year. We k now that first hand, said S ebring head coach Venessa S inness. The hype was high and the s takes were higher. It was the final meeting of t he season for long-time c ounty rivals Lake Placid a nd Sebring. These two teams have b een at each others throats f or years and this match w ould be no different. What made the mood even m ore intense was the theme o f the night being senior n ight for Lake Placid; their f ive seniors did not want to d isappoint their home crowd. They did not at all. For the first time in anyo nes remembrance, Lake P lacid swept the Blue S treaks in three. Going into the game I k new that they all wanted i t, Lake Placid head coach C harlotte Bauder said. Taking the sweep at the b eginning of the year was h ard because the girls knew t hey that were so much bett er than that and they delive red tonight. I couldnt be m ore happy or proud as a c oach. The seniors for Lake P lacid definitely came out of t heir night with a bang. S eniors Breauna Corley and Bella Caraballo brought the hammer to all three sets. The Lady Dragons senior setter Andrea Barajas had her offense in complete attack mode and gave no mercy to the Streaks. Sebrings Sinness was forced to call a timeout in the first set down 9-4 to settle her team down, but with the encouragement of the Lake Placid crowd, the Streaks still struggled. Back to back aces by Dani Daigle gave the Dragons a 7point lead making the score 12-5. The rest of the set was dominated by Lake Placid and the final being 25-18. The Blue Streaks started off with the serve in the second set, but were quickly sided out by the Dragons. The Streaks were able to dominate some of the second set. An ace by Sebring senior Jordan Hinkle gave the Streaks the start of their lead at 4-3. Akill by Hannah Gotsch extended the lead 10-7 causing Bauder to use a timeout. This gave the Dragons motivation as they used the home crowd and momentum to creep up on Sebrings lead. In the blink of an eye, the score was tied at 12, with Lake Placid beginning to pull away. Another Hinkle ace and kill by Hannah Tucker put Sebring back on top 16-14. Atip by Cadie OHern made the score 20-17. The Green Dragons pulled ahead thanks to multiple kills by Jacalyn Baldwin. Sinness used a timeout down 22-21, but a Corley kill added another point for the Dragons and they finished the set on top 25-21. Lake Placid took full Anyone shopping for hard body crankbaits over the last 50 years has seen and fished with many bluegill look-alikes, but the recent introductions to the panfish family look amazingly like the real thing. Lure manufacturers have tried for years to match the color, size and action of one of the largemouth basss food staples, but only recently have they truly perfected their art. Any body of water that supports largemouth bass usually harbors bluegill or similar sunfish species. Given the cavernous maw of a bass, panfish are tailor-made for gulping down a sizable bluegill. Many of the new baits are designed for fishing during the spawn when not only will bass eat bluegills, but in many cases, since bluegills are notorious for trying to sneak into a basss spawning bed and eat the eggs or small fry, bass will fiercely strike any predator attempting to rob their nest. Weve all heard stories or had it happen while fishing, someone is reeling in a bluegill and suddenly, from out of nowhere a huge bass grabs the impaled fish only to snap the line of the unlucky angler. After the bass have spawned, bluegills begin their spawning rituals providing bass with a concentrated number of easy meals all concentrated in one small area again providing an excellent opportunity to fish with a bluegill look-alike. All hard-bait manufac turers have bluegill or sunfish in their line of crankbaits and lipless ra ttle baits, but the demand for super-realistic offerings for clear water and finicky bass has never been greater. Following is a list of some of the more realist ic creations. Hard Bluegill Baits Live Targets new 3 Bluegill Wakebait, downsized from their original 3.75 Wakebait has a sle w of followers. Both of these jointed, wobbling baits feature a short bill and an incredible likeness to a real bluegill. Also in Live Targets lineup of life-like, hard plastic bluegill baits are a square bill, a round bill and a lipless rattler. Bagley Baits is introducing their Small Fry Series, which is availabl e in six beautiful sunfish News-Sun Friday, October 18, 2013 BSection Sports Page B3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun From left, Bella Caraballo, Andrea Barajas and Breauna Corley celebrate during Tuesdays sweep of Sebring. Fishin Around... Don Norton Bluegill baits Courtesy photo T he Highlands County Pirates, in just their fifth tournament as a team, came away with the Central Florida Fall Classic trophy this past weekend. Special to the News-SunDUNDEE The Pirates, a Highlands County 8-andunder travel baseball team, played this past weekend in the Central Florida Fall Classic Tournament in Dundee. The Pirates are a new team, having only participated in a few tournaments over the past summer. The group is led by head coach Colin Evans and he is assisted by Justin Jackson, William Sebring and Ken Littlefield. The first game put the boys defensive skills to the test. Third baseman Clayton Evans, assisted in five of the games outs with throws to first baseman Ezera Jackson. Outfielders Zain Carmichael and Chase Sevigny both made remarkable catches. Brad Benton was behind the plate at catcher and con tributed to the outs with a throw down to second base man Cody Littlefied. The game was a close loss with the opposing team scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead 9-8. The team stepped up their offense in game two as Kason Blanton and Sevigny went two-for-two at bat. Josh Morgan went twofor-three with a single and double. Alex Vice, consistent at bat, went two-for-two. The boys repeatedly had base hits and with their aggressive base running, they took the early lead and just kept building. The game ended early Highlands Pirates take Classic title See PIRATES, B3 See BAIT, B4 Courtesy pho to Winning last Fridays tournament on Lake Glenada was Paul Tardiff, who weighed in two bass at 10.70 pounds. Friday Night Football Sebring at WinterHaven 7 p.m., Denison StadiumSebring 5-1, beat Tenoroc 42-7. Winter Haven 5-2, beat Lake Wales 22-10. Lake Placid at Clewiston 7 p.m., Cane Field StadiumLake Placid 2-3, was idle last week. Clewiston 5-1, beat Bishop Verot 6217. Dragons take Senior Night sweep Charlotte Bauder Lake Placid head coachI couldnt be more happy or proud as a coach. See DRAGONS, B4


Golf FOREHomes tees off this weekendSEBRING 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 Halloween 5KBOWLING GREEN The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, State Parks, are hosting a 5 and 10K timed trail run or walk on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Paynes Creek Historic State Park in Bowling Green in support of the Friends of The State Parks. The Park is located at 888 Lake Branch Rd. The race, themed as the Haunting of Fort Chokonikla Halloween Run for Your Life, starts at 5 p.m., ends at 7:30 p.m., with awards then being presented to the winnder in various age groups for both male and female. The course will be a thrilling experience, great Halloween fun and supporting a great group of volunteers Pre-register at or you can register the day of the race. There are family, military and senior discounts. The Friends of the State Parks are a non-profit, volunteer group that help with park education, festivals and park improvements. They do make our visit to state parks more enjoyable.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.Youth BasketballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for their Youth Basketball League ages 4-15. Questions please call 382-9622.Major Thomas McGuire 5K Race takes off SaturdaySEBRING 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 throug h 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.Lake June West Golf Club closed for nowLAKE PLACID Achange in ownership has the Lake June West Golf and Athletic Club closed for the time being. New owners Lane and Whitney Petersen of Coral Springs are taking the time for overall course renovations and equipment additions. Petersen, a contractor who also has a townhome near the course, is eyeing a Monday, Nov. 11, grand re-opening, wi th a potential soft opening the weekend before. LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)AMERICAN LEAGUEAll games televised by Fox Boston 2, Detroit 2 Saturday: Detroit 1, Boston 0 Sunday: Boston 6, Detroit 5 Tuesday: Boston 1, Detroit 0 Wednesday: Detroit 7, Boston 3 Thursday: Boston at Detroit, late x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Detroit at Boston, 4:37 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Detroit at Boston, 8:07 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll games televised by TBS St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2 Friday: St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2, 13 innings Saturday: St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0 Monday: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 0 Tuesday: St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 2 Wednesday: Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4 x-Friday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:37 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:37 p.m.WORLD 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 England510.83312597 Miami320.600114117 N.Y. Jets330.500104135 Buffalo240.333136157 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis420.66714898 Tennessee330.500128115 Houston240.333106177 Jacksonville060.00070198 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati420.667121111 Baltimore330.500134129 Cleveland330.500118125 Pittsburgh140.20088116 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City6001.00015265 Denver6001.000265158 San Diego330.500144138 Oakland240.333105132NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas330.500183152 Philadelphia330.500166179 Washington140.200107143 N.Y. Giants060.000103209 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans510.833161103 Carolina230.40010968 Atlanta140.200122134 Tampa Bay050.00064101 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit420.667162140 Chicago420.667172161 Green Bay320.600137114 Minnesota140.200125158 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle510.83315794 San Francisco420.667145118 St. Louis330.500141154 Arizona330.500111127 ___ Thursdays Game Seattle at Arizona, late Sundays Games Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Carolina, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Detroit, 1 p.m. San Diego at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. Cleveland at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. Denver at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m. Open: New Orleans, Oakland Mondays Game Minnesota at N.Y. Giants, 8:40 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Toronto610122716 Detroit520101816 Montreal42082010 Tampa Bay42082315 Boston3206128 Ottawa22261519 Florida25041628 Buffalo16131121 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh510102315 Carolina22371521 N.Y. Islanders22261917 Columbus23041212 N.Y. Rangers24041125 Washington25041724 New Jersey03331121 Philadelphia16021020WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Colorado60012216 Chicago41191815 St. Louis41082113 Minnesota32281717 Nashville33061318 Winnipeg34061719 Dallas23041114 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose60012309 Anaheim510102114 Phoenix42192021 Calgary31282020 Vancouver43082022 Los Angeles43081719 Edmonton15132132 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Buffalo 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Chicago 3, Carolina 2, SO Toronto 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2 Tampa Bay 5, Los Angeles 1 Detroit 2, Columbus 1 San Jose 6, St. Louis 2 Nashville 4, Florida 3 Montreal 3, Winnipeg 0 Colorado 3, Dallas 2 Ottawa 4, Phoenix 3, OT Wednesdays Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Washington 0 Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 Thursdays Games Vancouver at Buffalo, late Carolina at Toronto, late Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders, late Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, late Columbus at Montreal, late New Jersey at Ottawa, late Minnesota at Tampa Bay, late Boston at Florida, late St. Louis at Chicago, late Los Angeles at Nashville, late San Jose at Dallas, late Detroit at Colorado, late Fridays Games St. Louis at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-New York1598535039 x-Sporting KC15107524429 Houston13109483937 Montreal13127464847 Chicago13127464447 Philadelphia121010464040 New England12119454536 Columbus12155414042 Toronto FC51611262946 D.C.3227162156WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Portland13514534933 Real Salt Lake15107525540 Los Angeles15116515237 Seattle15116514139 Colorado13109484233 San Jose13118473341 Vancouver12119454842 FC Dallas101111414550 Chivas USA6188262960 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth ___ Wednesdays Game Los Angeles 1, Montreal 0 Fridays Game D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOXAcquired LHP Sean Bierman and INF Ben Kline from Tampa Bay to complete an earlier trade. LOS ANGELES ANGELSNamed Don Baylor hitting coach. TEXAS RANGERSClaimed LHP Edwar Cabrera off waivers from Colorado and placed him on 60-day DL.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERSWaived G Darius Johnson-Odom. NEW ORLEANS PELICANSExercised the third-year options on C Anthony Davis and G Austin Rivers. PHILADELPHIA 76ERSSigned C Daniel Orton. WASHINGTON WIZARDSWaived C DOr Fischer.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Chicago WR Brandon Marshall $10,500 for wearing green football shoes in an Oct. 10 game against the New York Giants. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSSigned WR Skye Dawson from the practice squad. Activated CB Danny Gorrer injured reserve/return and assigned him to the practice squad. Signed OT Emmett Cleary and DB Nick Saenz to the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football at Clewiston,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Cross Country at Blue Streak Invitational,SFSC,8 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at District Tournament,McKeel Academy,TBD; Swim at District Meet,Winter Haven,TBD Sebring TODAY: Football at Winter Haven,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Cross Country hosts Blue Streak Invitational,SFSC,8 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at District Tournament,Lemon Bay,7 p.m. DAY: Teams and games SFSC TODAY: Volleyball at Lake Sumter Tournament,vs.Eastern Florida,2 p.m.,vs.PascoHernando,4:30 p.m.; Baseball hosts Tri-Weekend,vs.Sante Fe,11 a.m.,vs.PascoHernando,1:30 p.m.,vs.Indian River,4 p.m. SATURDAY: Volleyball at Lake Sumter Tournament,vs.Lake Sumter,9:30 a.m.,vs. Pensacola State,1:30 p.m. Avon Park SATURDAY: Cross Country at Blue Streak Invitational,SFSC,8 a.m. MONDAY: Volleyball at District Tournament,McKeel Academy,TBD TUESDAY: Swim at District Meet,Winter Haven,TBD W O M E N S C O L L E G E S O C C E R F R I D A Y 6 : 3 0 p m Kentucky at Florida . . . . . . . . S U N B O X I N G S A T U R D A Y 9 : 4 5 p m Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov. H B O N H L S A T U R D A Y 7 p m Boston 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 p m Central Florida at Louisville. . . . . E S P N S A T U R D A Y N o o n Georgia at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . C B S N o o n TCU at Oklahoma State . . . . . . . F O X N o o n South Carolina at Tennessee . . . . E S P N N o o n Minnesota at Northwestern . . . . E S P N 2 1 2 : 2 0 p m Florida at Missouri . . . . . . . . . 3 8 1 2 : 3 0 p m Syracuse at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . 4 4 3 : 3 0 p m Iowa at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . A B C 3 : 3 0 p m Auburn at Texas A&M . . . . . . . C B S 3 : 3 0 p m Oklahoma at Kansas . . . . . . . . E S P N 3 : 3 0 p m UCLA at Stanford . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 p m Arkansas at Alabama . . . . . . . E S P N 7 p m LSU at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 : 3 0 p m USC at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . N B C 8 p m Florida State at Clemson . . . . . . A B C 1 0 : 3 0 p m Oregon State at California . . . . . 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, Game 6, if nec. T B S S A T U R D A Y 4 : 3 0 p m Detroit at Boston, Game 6, if nec. . . . F O X Times, games, channels all subject to change H I G H S C H O O L F O O T B A L L F R I D A Y 8 p m Don BoscoPrep vs. Paramus Catholic E S P N 2 P R E M I E R L E A G U E S O C C E R S A T U R D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 p m West Ham United vs. Manchester City . N B C G O L F F R I D A Y 9 a m EuroPGA Perth International . . . . G O L F 1 1 a m LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship G O L F 2 p m PGA Greater Hickory Classic . . . . G O L F 5 p m PGA Shriners Hospitals for Children Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 9 a m EuroPGA Perth International . . . . G O L F 1 1 a m LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship G O L F 2 p m PGA Greater Hickory Classic . . . . G O L F 5 p m PGA Shriners Hospitals for Children Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F M L S S A T U R D A Y 3 p m Seattle at Dallas . . . . . . . . . . N B C LIVESPORTSONTV MLBPlayoffs MLS Transactions NFL NHL Page B2 News-SunFriday, October 18, 2013


Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association played a One Best Ball Front, Two Best Balls Back event on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The team of Bob McMillian, Russ Isaacs, Gene Ransom and John Millerick totaled a -22 to take the win, while Tom Lacy, Lane Capp and Wayne Wood came in with a -17 for second. Frank Fisher, Ed Bartusch, Darrell Horney and Bud Snyder were third with -16 and John Goble, Jack Marceau and Howard Ticknor finished fourth with a -15. Horney was closest to the pin on the day, hitting to an even 9-feet from No. 2. A Scramble was played by the Womens Golf Association on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Sue Mackey, Karen Wallin, Pat Haas and Jeanne Ransom carded a +9 to take the win, while Von Lacy, Carol Olsen, Handan Schneider and Joan Sniffen had a +12 for second. Olsen also got closest to the pin as she hit to 11-feet, 8-inches from No. 2.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Oct. 15, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Four Man Team Net Score tournament on the Cougar Trail golf course. The winning team consisted of Ken Kirby, Larry Colclasure, Charlie Keniston and Larry Miesner. They shot a total of 281 strokes, net of handicaps. There was a tie for second place between Bob Hinde, Gerry Esty, John Schroeder and a Blind, and the team of Joe Austin, Rick Nelson, Ray McKenzie and Dan Porter. Both teams came in with 285 net strokes. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 Page B3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 10/18/13; 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 1 a fter the fourth inning b ased on the ten-run rule w ith a final score of 14-3. Day two was bound to b e a great day for the P irates when the first g ame produced three i nside-the-park home r uns, two from Littlefield a nd one from George S ebring. Aiden Wyatt and J ayden Garrett showed o ff their bunting skills a nd Carmichael brought s ome real intensity b ehind the plate at catche r. The Pirates scored the m aximum runs allowed in t he first, third and fourth i nnings. Evans caught a fly ball f or the last out of the g ame to end it at 19-6 at t he end of the fourth i nning. During the final game, t he Pirates found thems elves matched up against t he team that had beaten t hem during game one. In order to win the t ournament, the Pirates h ad to not only beat the t eam, but beat them by f ive runs. The Pirates gained h ome field advantage duri ng the coin toss and h eaded out into the field. The game started with t hree batters up and three b atters down, just the c onfidence booster the b oys needed. They scored two runs i n the bottom of the first a nd held the opposing t eam to one run in the top o f the second. Pitcher Josh Morgan c aught a pop fly for the t hird out of the inning. During the third inning, both teams scored the maximum amount of runs allowed keeping the Pirates ahead by only one run. The top of the fourth was a replay of the first inning three batters up, three batters down. Second baseman Littlefield fielded the first ball, throwing it to first baseman Jackson for the out. The next two outs were fielded by shortstop Garrett and thrown to first base for the outs. The Pirates then scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth, putting them ahead by five. In the top of the fifth, one run was allowed and the Pirates returned with three runs of their own to stay ahead by seven. At the start of the sixth inning, the Pirates needed to hold them to a maximum of two runs for the win. The opposing team scored their two runs and there were two outs. Aground ball was hit down the first base line, where Jackson fielded the ball and tagged the base for the final out of the game. The Pirates won the game 14-9 and became the Central Florida Fall Classic Champions. This was the boys fifth tournament together and their first championship. The excitement on the boys faces in dugout once they realized they were taking home first place was nothing less than priceless. Continued from B1 Pirates prevail Associated PressAlook at five things to w atch in the Southeastern C onference during Week 7: Game of the week Florida at Missouri: The 1 4th-ranked Tigers (6-0, 2-0 S EC) are the only Eastern D ivision team unbeaten in c onference play and can give t heir league title hopes a g iant boost by knocking off N o. 22 Florida (4-2, 3-1) in t heir first SEC home game o f the season. Both teams a re dealing with injuries. M issouri quarterback James F ranklin is out three to five w eeks with a sprained right s houlder. Florida running b ack Matt Jones is out for t he season after undergoing s urgery Monday to repair t orn meniscus in his left k nee. Best matchup Tennessee offensive tackle A ntonio Tiny Richardson v s. South Carolina defensive e nd Jadeveon Clowney: T hese two will be facing off a t least part of the time S aturday in a matchup b etween two potential firstr ound draft picks. R ichardson cemented his stat us as top NFLprospect by h olding Clowney in check f or most of South Carolinas 3 8-35 victory over T ennessee last year. C lowney delivered when it m attered most, though, as he g ot past Richardson to sack T yler Bray and force a fumb le with Tennessee driving i n the final minute. Inside the numbers LSU hasnt allowed a t ouchdown in its last six q uarters. Last week, Florida f ailed to score a touchdown a gainst LSU for the first t ime in this series since a 20-3 loss in 1979. ... Alabama QB A.J. McCarron improved his record as a starting quarterback to 31-2 last week to become the SECs all-time leading quarterback in career winning percentage (.939). He moved ahead of Alabamas Jay Baker (35-2-1, .934). ... Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel has completed 73.2 percent of his passes so far this season, which would break the SEC record set by Kentuckys Tim Couch in 1998 (72.3 percent).Long shotAuburn at Texas A&M: Auburn climbed into the national rankings at No. 24 this week after a surprising 5-1 start to the season, including a 2-1 mark in the SEC. But the Tigers havent beaten any teams the caliber of No. 7 Texas A&M, which leads the SEC in scoring with nearly 48 points per game. AggiesQB Johnny Manziel is averaging 377 total yards per game. Player to watchMissouri QB Maty Mauk: Franklins injury leaves Missouri in Mauks hands as it attempts to remain unbeaten. Mauk, a redshirt freshman, replaced an injured Franklin in the fourth quarter and went 3 of 3 for 23 yards in a 41-26 victory over No. 15 Georgia, which was ranked seventh at the time of the game. Now he faces Florida, which leads the SEC in total defense. He is a pretty poised guy, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. He is thoroughly excited about the opportunity at hand. Complied by AP Sports Writers Steve Megargee in Knoxville, Tenn., and David Brandt in Jackson, Miss. Florida faces Missouri in SEC showdown By CHARLES ODUM Associated PressFLOWERYBRANCH, Ga. Mike Smith is facing the biggest challenge of his six seasons as the Falcons coach. Smith lost back-to-back regular-season games in only one of his first five seasons in 2009 and never lost more than two straight. Now the Falcons, who play Tampa Bay on Sunday, have lost three straight for the first time with Smith. The Falcons are 1-4 one year after playing in the NFC championship game. Injuries to key players have added significant difficulty to Smiths efforts to save the season. Wide receiver Julio Jones had surgery on Monday for his season-ending foot injury. Running back Steven Jackson, receiver Roddy White and left tackle Sam Baker did not participate in Wednesdays practice. Linebacker Akeem Dent and tight end Chase Coffman also were held out. Matt Ryan and other players say it has been important to see Smiths demeanor remain steady during the crisis. Smitty, one thing about him in six years, he is consistent, Ryan said Wednesday. Day in and day out, he comes to work positive and ready to go. I think players appreciate that, respect that and I think feed off of that and understand hes taken this approach and we need to do the same. We need to come in here positive and upbeat and ready to work. Running back Jason Snelling returned from a concussion this week. Smith on Wednesday left open the possibility other injured players could return this week. I think we accomplished what we needed to accomplish during the bye week in terms of our evaluation, Smith said. Now weve got some guys who have gotten some rest. Hopefully well get some guys back who have missed some time. Smith said he just tries to stay with the approach that has earned him a 57-28 record. You do what you always do, Smith said. I dont know that I put any though t into it. My job is to prepare the football team for them t o go out and play their best. I know the way weve done it in the past and Ill continue to do that. The Falcons took a streak of three straight playoff sea sons into 2013. This week theyre playing to stay out of last place in the NFC South. Falcons leaning on even-keeled Smith


Page B4 News-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; oct ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 8 3 3 patterns. These 1/4 ounce balsa crankbaits run to depths of five feet and have an exact replica of an anatomical bluegill body. Bettencourt Baits offers two bluegill imitators hand carved from cedar. The 5 RealFish Bluegill comes in jointed floating and sinking models. The floater has a short bill and can be fished as a wake bait or to depths of four feet. The sinker can be fished deeper, and it also stands upright on the bottom. The 5.75 Hardgill and 4.5 Baby Hardgill jointed bluegill baits from Mattlures comes in floating, slow-sinking and fastsinking models. Soft Bluegill Baits Mattlures also offers the Ultimate Gill 2 Series. This 4, 1 ounce, soft plastic bait comes in sinking flat tail and boot versions that sport a large single hook on the back and in a floating flat tail model with a single treble on the belly. They look so real you expect them to swim away when you put them in the water. Other soft baits to check out are the Basstrix Bait Fry Bluegill, Little Creeper Baits Bluegill, CL8 Bait Bluegill, Bettencourt Baits Dying Bluegill, Jerry Rago Bluegill Top Hook Paddle Tail, Storm Wildeye Live Redear and Storms Wildeye Live Bluegill. You wont find most of these baits at your local bait and tackle, or even Bass Pro Shops, but a quick check at their internet sites should provide ordering opportunities. Give them a try. You might be surprised to find out how good of baits they truly are.Wednesday, Oct. 9, TournamentDwight Ameling won his fifth tournament on Lake Jackson with three fish weighing in at 7.98 lbs. The team of Bob Misliwy and Richard Neely finished second with three bass weighing 6.14 lbs.Friday, Oct. 11, TournamentThe big winner on Lake Glenada last Friday was Paul Tardiff, tournament director, who weighed in two bass at 10.70 pounds. Bob Stanley finished in second place with three bass weighing 6.78 lbs.Lake Placid Team TrailLast Sunday was the second tournament with the Lake Placid Team Trail, held on Lake Placid. Norman Lee stole the show with five bass weighing in at a whopping 28.01 pounds. He also had big fish of the day at 6.71 lbs. Second place went to the team of Converse/Forsauor with five bass weighing 17.36. My partner, Paul Tardiff and I had a tough time finding fish in this event. Neither of us fishes the lake very often, although I did manage to luck into a nice bass at 6.28 lbs. The fish came out of 32 of water to take a deep diving crankbait. Ive fished a lot of tournaments but I have to con gratulate the guys who run this event. These guys do a real professional job. From checking the livewells to assisting with guiding the boats into the water when its still dark t o parking your vehicles. Its a real pleasure fishing their circuit.Crappie-ThonFor those of you who are participating in REDS IIs monthly Crappie-Thon, the biggest crappie so far was weighed in by Ray Fork at 1.65 lbs. Theres no entry fee in this contest, all you have t o do is bring in your fish an d have it weighed to win a $50 gift certificate on Thursday, Oct. 31. Theres also the opportu nity to purchase minnows and join in a drawing for another $50 gift certificate when we draw the winners name on the last day of th e month. 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 863-2734998 or by email at Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at or stop by the store to see him in person. Continued from B1 a dvantage of the momentum g ained by taking the first t wo sets away from the S treaks and dominated the t hird set the final score b eing 25-15 with the D ragons on top. Our girls didnt come r eady to play, and they wante d it more than us, Sinness s aid. Kudos to them. For the Dragons, especiall y the seniors, it was a night w orthy of kudos, indeed. It was the most intense g ame weve played and e veryone was playing to t heir potential, senior J oanna Sanchez said. We w anted that win more than a nything and playing with h eart led us to victory. I am s o grateful that I will be able t o look back and know that o n my night, we beat our b iggest rival. Each team had one more r egular season contest left as S ebring hosted Avon Park T hursday and Lake Placid t ook to the road to face D eSoto, before heading to t heir respective District T ournaments next week. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Hannah Gotsch goes up for a kill, but Sebring wouldnt be able to fend off Lake Placid Tuesday night. Dragons take rare sweep over Lady Blue Streaks Bait offers many options Courtesy photo Lady Dragon Phoebe Phypers forges ahead doing the butterfly in Lake Placids Tuesday w in over visiting Sebring. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comOut of the 24 events at T uesdays dual meet in the D ragon pool, Lake Placid g ot 19 wins in splashing t heir way to a big win over v isiting Sebring. Both the boys and girls s quads totaled 206 points to t he 96 and 102 totals put up t he the Streak teams, respect ively. The first of Sebrings wins c ame in the Girls One Meter D iving, with Mary Patterson g etting a score of 115.95. Jack Edgemon then got a w in for the Blue Streaks in t he 500 Free, with a time of 5 :36.88, and Gabbriella Dion a nd Samuel Smith took w ins in the 100 Back in 1 :14.18 and 1:04.38, respect ively. Sebring then got its other w in in the Boys 400 Free R elay by a little more than o ne second, but the rest of t he day saw Dragon wins a cross the board. Robbye Teal, Rachel S hattler, Kasey Williams and E den Taylor swam to a time o f 2:16.36 in the 200 Medley R elay, to narrowly defeat the L ady Streak team of Dion, Clara Simpson, Dominique Juliano and Rachel Todds time of 2:17.31. The boys relay team of Dalton Lambert, Andrew Brown, Clay Sapp and Travis Peeples had a bit more breathing room in their win, staying almost six seconds ahead of Sebrings Smith, Edgemon, Tevin Bullard and Jacob Livingston. The Lady Dragons then took the top four spots in the 200 Free, with Katie Dye getting the win, Camille Shattler taking second, Missy Barajas third and Hailey West fourth. The boys side of the event saw Lake Placid take the top three places in the forms of Alex Miller, Dalton Lambert and Pierce Cloninger. Claire LeBlanc and Brown got Dragon wins in the 200 IM, Anne Weber-Callahan and Peeples then duplicated the feat in the 50 Free. Jarred Browning, Garret Main and Walker DeLoach went first, second and third in the Boys One Meter Diving and LeBlanc and Russell took the top spots in the 100 Butterfly for Lake Placid. Weber-Callahan and Peeples were again dual winners in the 100 Free and Teal, Taylor, Emily Waldron and Phoebe Phypers finished first through fourth in the Girls 500 Free. The Dragons got wins on either side of the 200 Free Relay, with Sapp, Hali Pollard, Dye and WeberCallahan getting the win for the girls and Brown, Russell, Miller and Peeples turning the trick for the boys. Rachel Shattler and Brown then each picked up a win in the 100 Breaststroke, and the girls 400 Free Relay team of Dye, Sapp, LeBlanc and Weber-Callahan got the final win of the day for Lake Placid. The Dragons were right back at it Thursday, hosting Okeechobee in their final meet of the regular season before heading to the district meet in Winter Haven beginning Tuesday. The Streaks, meanwhile, host Okeechobee Saturday morning and go to their own district meet early next week as well. Lake Placid swamps Streaks By DANHOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSaturday, Oct. 12, saw the running of another big meet for the Blue Streaks at the Disney Invitational. The Blue Streak boys continued to show progress in placing ninth out of 24 competing teams. Eric Foster set a personal best with a time of 16:48 to finish eighth overall, with Damian Foster crossing the line in 17:36 to take 23rd. Malcom Holdman, Wesley Koning and Andrew Rivera came in with the next three scoring times for the Streaks, placing 45th, 71st and 106th, respectively. With Districts looming on the horizon next week, Sebring is looking primed and ready to roll. The Streaks will host one last meet in preparation for the postseason, at the South Florida State College campus in Avon Park Saturday morning. Which will be an apt warm-up in that Sebring will host the Class 3A District Meet Friday, Oct. 25, at SFSC, where the girls will take off at 10 a.m and the boys breaking out of the starting gate a half hour later. Sebring runners do well at Disney rfntb t


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 18, 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 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 8 Special to the News-SunSEBRING H.A.L.L.O.s toning exercise program is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This passiveprogram is beneficial to men and women of all ages and open to everyone in the community. What exactly is a toning table? This is not your typical piece of exercise equipment, often referred to as senior exercise aids. Toning tables are devices that allow people with limited mobility to begin toning muscles. But these machines are not just for the elderly. Sometimes illness or injury keeps individuals down allowing muscles to weaken. Asedentary lifestyle can affect muscle tone and strength as well. But anyone can benefit from using toning tables. Toning beds are a great way to jump start your exercise routine and begin building better muscle tone. The program consists of seven tabletop machines that do all the movement for you. These unique machines are designed to isolate and exercise individual muscle groups. They use a combination of stretching, isometrics and resistance to work and tone the major muscle groups and trouble spots of the body. The result is toning from the high repetitive movements the machines will take you thorough. HALLO is in the medical complex behind Highlands Regional Medical Center, 112 Medical Center Ave. Call 385-1196 for an appointment. The Tru-Tone Passive Exercise Program is organized through H.A.L.L.O. (Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization), a non-profit organization for adults with physical difficulties. Go to or like the group on Facebook. HALLO offers passive exercise program Healthy Living DearPharmacist: I take a water pill (diuretic) for blood pressure. Now, I have to take Boniva for osteopenia. Is there a connection? Whats next for me? Ive read you for years so please pick my question for the paper. H.J., Ocala Answer: Oh yes, definitely connected! I dont mean to be crass, but your diuretic makes you lose water volume (the point). But with every bathroom trip, you pee out minerals. Many people are saying Aha now, because you started out taking a blood pressure med, then at some point, you were prescribed a bone building drug for osteoporosis. Ill share my side effect solutions because I realize you have to, need to (or want to) take your prescription medications. Youve asked, Whats next for me? Depending on the specific diuretic you take, you may eventually need an antidepressant, something for leg cramps and tinnitus (ear ringing) ... you may need a drug for heart arrhythmias, all that to counter the mineral and electrolyte deficiencies that result from the drug mugging effect of drug number 1, your blood pressure drug. Shocked? When side effects due to the drug nutrient depletion (drug mugging) are not recognized, you get a new diseaseand a new medication for it. This year, an estimated 163,000 people will suffer memory loss (perhaps Alzheimers) due to various prescription drugs that mug brain nutrients. About 61,000 people will hear the words Parkinsons disease, but you wont realize it was drug-induced. Another 32,000 of you will suffer a hip fracture from a drug-induced fall, and almost 8,000 people will die from internal bleeding caused by over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. This gets me fired up. Its why I wrote Drug Muggers (Rodale 2011) for you, because 75 percent of doctors office visits end with the physician giving you a prescription for a medication, and you need me to protect you. Ill email you a longer version of this article with more side effect solutions if you sign up for my free newsletter at my website. In the meantime, here are several side effect solutio ns to ask your practitioner(s) about. Dont make change s without your physicians approval: Parsley or Dandelion These are gentler diuretic s, less likely to cause the harsh depletion of minerals; also less likely to cau se dehydration in low doses. Marshmallow Root Bisphosphonate drugs for bones can irritate the esophagus in sensitive folks. Marshmallow root o r slippery elm tea soothe an d protect your esophageal tract. Green foods and supplements Think of spinach, kale, spirulina or chlorophyll supplements o r wheatgrass shots. These a re full of minerals to restore what the drug mugger (diuretic blood pressure pill) is mugging from you Take me seriously, minera l deficiency leads to heart beat irregularities, faintness, dizziness and depres sion. Coconut water Unsweetened, unheated coconut water will restore electrolytes if you have to take diuretics or lisinopril a popular blood pressure drug. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Side effect solutions for bone-building meds and diuretics Free diabetes classes offered in November SEBRING The Florida D epartment of Health in H ighlands County is offering D iabetes Self-Management E ducation classes as part of i ts Wellness and Diabetes E ducation Program. This p rogram serves Highlands C ounty residents of all ages, e specially those with diab etes or at risk for developi ng diabetes. Education is t he key to success for diab etes control and for the prev ention of complications. T hese classes are free of c harge and provided by M argaret Pierce, RN and A leyda Oliveros, nutritionist. Classes in English are s cheduled in Sebring from 8 :30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 4-6, a nd from 5:30-8;30 p.m. N ov. 18-20 at the Florida D epartment of Health in H ighlands County, 7205 S. G eorge Blvd., Conference r oom A. Enrollment is limite d and registration is r equired. To register and for more i nformation, contact the F lorida Department of H ealth in Highlands County W ellness and Diabetes E ducation Program at 3827 294. Lam offers Tai Chi for Beginners SEBRING Dr. Paul L am, a retired family physic ian from Sidney, Australia, a nd a world leader in the f ield of tai chi health i mprovement, will hold a w orkshop, Tai Chi for B eginners, at the Kenilworth L odge on Saturday and S unday. Lam has been studyi ng tai chi for more than 38 y ears. He is proficient in s everal different styles and h as trained many winners of i nternational tai chi competit ions. Lam and tai chi colleagues c reated the Six Easy Steps f or Tai Chi for Beginners p rogram 16 years ago. It has b een proven to attract new a nd retain regular particip ants/students. Starting with S tep 1 (warm up exercises) i t progresses up to Step 6 ( the complete set), an easy f ormat to build a solid tai c hi foundation. The program t akes learners on an enjoya ble journey to better health a nd harmony through the p ower of tai chi. With regular practice in a r elatively short period of t ime, learners will gain bett er health and wellness, more i nternal energy and i mproved ability to manage s tress. Lams Tai Chi for Health S eries (Tai Chi for Arthritis, T ai Chi for Back Pain, Tai C hi for Osteoporous, Tai Chi f or Diabetes) is currently b eing taught at Golf H ammock Clubhouse and t he Highlands Family Y MCA. Local contacts are S usan Beson, 385-9678, and P at Lawson, (772) 260-3365. Outreach activities Ace Homecare community o utreach activities for the c oming week are: Monday 9 a.m., health f air, Avon Park (Nu-Hope E lder Care) Meal Site. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., h ealth fair, Lake Placid (NuH ope Elder Care) Meal Site. Thursday 8:30 a.m., h ealth fair, New Concepts ( Sebring); 9:30 a.m., health f air, Fair Haven Village (NuH ope Elder Care) Meal Site ( Sebring); 2:30 p.m., health f air, Castle Hill Apartments ( Avon Park). Friday 9:30 a.m., h ealth fair, The Groves at V ictoria Park (Nu-Hope E lder Care) Meal Site. All programs are free of c harge and are open to the p ublic. For more informat ion, call 385-7058. When you or a loved one are sick or injured, you want to make sure that they get all the care and treatment that they need. Cost is definitely not the first issue you think of. Doctors may order extra tests to make sure everything is covered and they do not get sued. Sometimes it is easier to give in to a patients request for an MRI or other advanced test than it is to spend the time explaining why the test is not needed. There are some questions you can ask to make a smart decision on whether you need a test or not. Will the test make a difference in what treatment is ordered? Agood example of this is an X-ray in shoulder pain without trauma. It will show arthritis and other chronic changes, but will not change the initial treatment. Even an MRI is only marginally more helpful. The recommended first treatment is anti-inflammatories, steroid injection and/or physical therapy. Those that respond positively to treatment (i.e. the pain gets better) do not need imaging. They may have small rotator cuff tears, but if they become asymptomatic they do not require surgical treatment. The Ottawa ankle rules, first published in 1992, were one of the earliest attempts to use clinical evidence in the development of guidelines. By analyzing the 698 painful ankles presenting to the emergency room, significant differences in examination between the sprained and broken ankles were found. Using these criteria, all ankle fractures would have been found (100 percent sensitive) and x-rays would have been reduced by 28 percent. Later tweaks reduced the x-rays by 54 percent. Another question is whether this is the least expensive test that will give the answer for how to treat your medical concern? This question was examined for head trauma. In addition to developing criteria for who needed the scans, it was found that CTscans were the most accurate and cost effective as compared to MRI and plain X-rays. Recently 50 specialty societies have joined in the ABIMs Choosing Wisely initiative. Each specialty uses evidence-based medicine to make recommendations about treatment and testing that are the most useful or in some cases are not needed Consumer Reports Health is writing patient education guidelines based on this information. (For the guidelines go to ) One of the orthopaedic examples is splinting after carpal tunnel surgery. When I was a resident, we kept people in plaster splints or casts for two to three weeks. More recently, we used smaller, but still rigid splints, for several weeks. Now there are three levelone (the best type of evidence) studies that show that constant splinting has no positive effect and may result in longer periods of stiffness. Splints for protection with specific activities may still be useful. So choose wisely when getting tests or making treatment decisions to make your healthcare dollars go farther. Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists offering specialty care close to home with a concentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. Visit or call 382-7777. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Choose medical tests wisely Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Snapshots Guest Column Dr. Diana Carr Metro Its always a good idea to make sure you actuall need a medical test and what role it plays in the treatment of your condition before making an appointment. r


Page B6 News-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 Religion A von Park Christian Church AVON PARK C aregivers Support Group m eets Wednesday afternoons Trunk or Treat will be O ct. 30 at 6 p.m. Trick or t reating may be over, but s top by Avon Park Christian C hurch (Formerly First C hristian Church) There will b e lots of candy, so come e njoy the fun and sweets. Join us for Bible Study at 9 a.m. Sunday morning b efore Worship at 10 a.m.. W ednesday evening at 6 p.m. w e have Bible Study for all a ge groups. If you missed last S undays message check our w ebsite, you can listen to e ither a snip-it or in its e ntirety. You will need a p assword to listen to the c omplete sermon, just give t he church office a call for t he password and we will g ladly share! Avon Park Christian C hurch is at 1016 W. C amphor St. (behind the W ells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email The church website is Baptist ChurchLake Placid The congregation of Bethel Baptist Church invites you to meet their newly elected pastor, Rev. Sean Wyland and family. Pastor Wyland will teach on 1 Samuel verse by verse during Sunday School. Coffee and pastries are served afterwards for all to enjoy.Pastor Wyland will preach the morning message as well as Sunday evening. Wednesday is Bible Study, prayer time and a youth meeting.Pastor Wyland is teaching verse by verse on the book of Hebrews.Nursery is available during all services. The Ladies Missionary Circle meets the second Thursday of each month at the churchs fellowship hall, whererefreshments are served.The church is at 216 East Park St., just one block north of Interlake Boulevard and Magnolia Street.For more information, visit, call 633-9294 or email bethelbaptistlakeplacid@gm Lutheran ChuchAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled Under Attack? Attack in any Direction. The church is at 1320 CR 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. For more information, call 4712663 or visit Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Openings for Evil Spirits: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is cancelled for Oct. 23 and Oct. 30.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Dave Smalley will preach from Luke 5:29-31 and the title of his sermon will be ANew Mission Paradigm. The theme for Sunday school is Creating a New Hope, looking at scripture of Ezekiel 37. For more information, call 385-1597.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, Thy Will and My Will Be Done, with scripture from Genesis 32:22-31. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit on the Internet.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will be continuing in his series Pauls Message to the USA: Dont be a Spiritual Zombie from Romans 6:111. The pastors message Sunday evening will be Hiding in Plain Sight from John 7:25-36, continuing h is series, The Other Gospel. Faith Baptist Sunday morning sermons are online at www.faithbaptistchurchLP. co m/. Trunk n Treat will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for kids and families. It will feature a light hot dog supper, games and candy. Everyone is inv ited to this free event. Call the church office at 863-465-0060 or check out the website for more. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave. Faith Lutheran Church of SebringSEBRING This Sunday, the church celebrates the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. Guest Pastor Ton y RELIGION 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 to; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on B7P 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. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. 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. 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. 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. If you need any more information, call 4534851. 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


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 Page B7 D ouches will be delivering h is sermon Measuring Our C ommitment To Christ. Anew bible study for l adies started Wednesday at 1 p.m. The name of the s tudy is Pressure Points by D r. Chip Henderson. Please c all the church at 385-7848 o r 835-0141 and ask for T raci for more information. P articipants can purchase t heir own materials at L ifeway or Traci can purc hase to save on shipping. Mens Bible study on S aturday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 a .m. will be Profiles: B eyond the Spotlight by N ed Jarrett. For those in the p ublic eye living as a C hristian is tough enough. N ASCAR Hall of Fame indc utee Ned Jarretts secret: G od rode alongside him in every race. For more information call 385-7848, leave a message for Bob.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK The Sunday morning message delivered by Rev. Jon Beck will be from Acts 27. Nursery is available for the morning and evening services. The church is located at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or email Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Pastor Jeff Taylor will be giving the message on Sunday. The church group OASIS (Older Adults Sharing In Service) meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to join this group of senior adults meeting together for fellowship and fun. The church will host its annual Fall Festival Oct. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. The community is invited to attend this free celebration. Activities and food include a Christian costume contest, gift cards, free giveaways, games, hay rides, face painting, wild hair styles, balloon animals, jumps, hot dogs, sodas, sno-cones, popcorn, ice cream and lots of candy. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. A nursery is provided for all services. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING The church service Sunday will be a Celebration of Cancer Survivors from First Christian Church. Guest speakers will be Jaquae Sands, Carol Chandler, Teresa Williams, Roger Sands and Sandra Laufer. Assisting the pastor during the Communion service will be Elders Sandra Laufer and Marla Null. Deacon for the day will be Carol Graves. Deacons serving will be Chris Baker. Greeting the congregegation will be Gloria Andrick. As an outreach to the community, First Christian Church has agreed to allow AAmeetings at the church from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is entitled AHymn of Wisdom based on Proverbs 3:13-20. The choirs introit will be Jesus, Name Above all Names and the anthem God, ASheltering Rock. In the adult Sunday School class, Pastor Johnson is teaching from Romans 12. Sunday, the choir will be joining the Lake Placid ARP Church in Lake Placid for an ice cream social at 4 p.m. and a Psalm Sing at 5 p.m.. Members are asked to attend and meet other ARPs and praise God in song. On Tuesday, the Florida Presbytery will have their annual meeting near Ft. Lauderdale. In Wednesday Bible study, Pastor Johnson is teaching from the book What is Discipleship? The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand St.). Call 453-3242 or check the web site or the new Avon Park Chamber of Commerce website at Click on the Chamber for Good logo or tab and it w ill take you to that page.)First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell APeer will bring the serContinued from B6 Religion Church News Continued on B8E 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.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is 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


Trunk or Treat at Lake JosephineSEBRING First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine will host a Trunk or Treat event from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday. It will be an afternoon of fun for the whole family with bounce houses, games, prizes, candy, face painting, snow cones and hot dogs, all free. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive. Call 6551524.LDS eventsSEBRING The Women's Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will have a Getting-to Know-You luncheon party at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please bring all those you visit/teach with you. Babysitting will be provided. The Fall Festival is planned for Oct. 30 from 68:00 p.m. There will be costume contests, dessert contests, games and more. You are encouraged to decorate the trunk of your car and bring plenty of treats for Trunk or Treat activities. There is also a contest for the best decorated trunk. The public is invited to attend this festival. The church address is 3235 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring (street down left side of Walmart). Call 3821822 for details. The Bradenton Stake Conference will be held on the weekend of Oct. 26-27. All sessions of the conference will be held in the Sarasota building and there will be no broadcasts at the Sebring ward. The priesthood leadership meeting will be on Saturday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and there will be a light meal served attendees after the meeting. The adult session will be Saturday night at 7 p.m. and the Sunday session will be from 10 a.m.noon.Wine Family singing SundayLAKE PLACID The Wine Family Singers will be ministering in music and song this Sunday at the 10:45 am service at the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church of Lake Placid. Making their third annual appearance at Leisure Lakes, the Wine family, from Lake Wales, has been delighting churches all over with their uplifiting old fashioned songs of praise and faith. Their country gospel style is enjoyed by all ages. Following the morning service, all are invited to stay for dinner on the grounds in the church fellowship hall. The church is located at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27 take Lake June Road to Miller, turning north on Wildflower. For further information contact the church office at 699-0671.Stevens Family singing at First AssemblyLAKE PLACID There will be special Gospel music presented by The Stevens Family this Sunday at 10:45 First Assembly of God. The Stevens Family travels the United States extensively with a wide variety of Gospel music.They have been featured on the Gaither videos.First Assembly of God is at 327 Plumosa St.Spaghetti dinner at St. JohnSEBRING St. John United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner on Tuesday. Serving times are 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 and may be reserved by calling the church office at 382-1736. Limited walk-ins and take-outs will be available. The church is located at 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring (just behind Walmart).WOW meeting SaturdayLAKE PLACID Women of the Word (WOW) is hosting monthly meetings in Lake Placid. The mission of WOWis to worship The Lord, minister to one another, share common goals, put in motion and carry out a plan of purpose to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a most tangible way by meeting the needs of the hurting and thereby, touching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Women are encouraged to attend. Men are welcome, too. The next meeting will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Working Faith Ministries, 424 C.R. 29. The speaker will be Dessie Browne. For more information, contact Geneva Andrews 863-5990019.Catholic Women sponsor Halloween dinnerSEBRING The Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a Halloween Family Dinner Social on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. across from the church on Hickory Street just off Lakeview in downtown Sebring. Dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. and will consist of hot dogs, sloppy joe s, baked beans, potato salad, chips, deserts and drinks. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. There will be a costume contest for both children and adults, dancing, games for the children and Bunco for the adults. Tickets will be sold after church at St. Catherines and at the door. The evening will be a safe fun way to celebrate Halloween with your family and mom gets a night out of the kitchen. For more information or for tickets, call 273-0539.Music, BBQ planned at Lady of GraceAVON PARK The California Toe-Jam Band will be performing for the listening pleasure of those enjoying the barbecue meal prepared by David Marley and team at the Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Church in Avon Park Nov. 2 from 5-7:30 p.m.. The barbecue pork meal will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. Take out will also be available. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the parish office at 453-4757, from Fred at 385-8883 and Jim at 452-5610. The evening of food and music and fun will be to benefit the Scholarship Fund for graduate students who are parish members from Avon Park High and Sebring High schools. This scholarship fund has been providing assistance to graduates for several years now. Page B8 News-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 RUSTIC HOUSE; 5.542"; 5"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 3 2 7 7 3 m on, Secrets of the H eart, on Sunday. There will be a deacons m eeting at 4 p.m. Monday i n the conference room. The church is at 319 P oinsettia Ave. Call 3850 107. First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING This S unday is Laity Sunday and m embers of the church will l ead the three services. The community is invited t o the Fall Festival to be h eld Friday evening, Nov. 1 w ith games and crafts, T runk or Treat and a chili c ook-off. Listen Live on WITSa .m. 1340 each Sunday to h ear the worship service. The church is located d owntown at 126 South P ine St. Grace Pointe Ministries SEBRING The church m eets at 200 Lark Ave. in t he Sebring Hills A ssociation Clubhouse. C ontact Myrna at 4473 431. Tuesday Home Bible S tudy continues Messiah: S hadow To Image. For t he kids, Bible study and c rafts. Call 863-658-2534 f or location or speak to the p astor. Sundays sermon series c oncludes What Comes A fter the Anointing. This S unday will be Carry The F ire, a call for us to be c arriers of the Glory of God i n our lives. Friday Night Bible study i s conducted with G oToMeeting. Let the past or know if you would like t o participate at www.grac T he pastor will send you t he link to join. Ustream a vailable (24/7) of all servi ces in Sebring. Log on to u, and then enter g racepointetv in the search box. The church website is Pastor Zimmer has started a blog. Log on at WOWRadio Jesus Daily Moments can be heard every day. Log on at and then click the Praise Him tab.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Wisdom in Christ with scripture from Ephesians 5:8-20. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will include David Nuske singing Sinner Saved by Grace. Tuesday night adult Bible study is taught by Pastor Ted Moore Wednesday night supper is served by Barbara Kelly. Young adult and childrens programs are taught by George Kelly, Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haas will preach this week at both services. The devotions for this week are available at Recent sermons are also available for download on the church website. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For more information, call 465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is Preach the Word based on 2 Timothy 3:144:5. New Beginnings Church of Sebring is a Bible-oriented, non-denominational church led by Pastor Gary Kindle. There is a blended service with contemporary and traditional music. Holy Communion is celebrated monthly. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 835-2405. There will be a large garage and bake sale starting at 8 a.m. on Nov. 1-2 at 4936 Oak Circle, Sebring, sponsored by New Beginnings Church of Sebring.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson A Blessing for Ishmael and Isaac is taken from Genesis 21 and 26. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the worship services. Sunday, Oct. 27 the evening service will be the end-of-the-month sing followed by fellowship time. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552 or 273-9819 for information.St. Johns United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Rev. Ronald De Genaros message will be How Long Do We Pray? Biblical reference is from Luke 18:1-8. Nursery is provided at all three services. Continued from B7 Arich member of a cong regation went to the p reacher and said, I want y ou and your wife to take a t hree-month trip to the H oly Lands at my expense. W hen you come back, I'll h ave a surprise for you. T he preacher accepted the o ffer, and he and his wife w ere off on their trip. Three months later, they r eturned home and were m et by the wealthy gentlem an. He told them that w hile they were gone, he h ad constructed a new c hurch building. Its the f inest building money can b uy, he said. No expense w as spared. And he was r ight. It was a magnificent s tructure inside and out. However, there was one r ather striking difference. T here was only one pew a nd it was at the very back. Achurch building with o nly one pew? asked the p reacher. You just wait u ntil Sunday, replied the r ich man. When the time came for t he Sunday service, the e arly arrivals entered the b uilding and sat down on t he one pew. When it was f ull, a switch clicked silentl y, a circuit closed, gears m eshed, a belt moved, and t he rear pew automatically b egan to move forward. W hen it reached the front o f the auditorium, it came t o a stop. At the same time, a nother empty pew a ppeared at the back from down below. More people sat down, and the process continued. Pews filled and moved forward until the building was finally full from the front all the way to the back. Wonderful! exclaimed the preacher. Simply marvelous! The service began, and the preacher started to deliver his sermon. He launched into his text, and when noontime came, he still was going strong with no end to the lesson in sight. Suddenly, a bell sounded and a trap door in the floor behind the podium dropped wide open. The preacher disappeared, abruptly bringing the sermon to an end. Wonderful! exclaimed the congregation. Simply marvelous! Do we sometimes place more emphasis on the church building, where people sit, or the length of the service than we do on worshiping God and doing so in a manner that is pleasing to Him? Jesus once talked with a woman who inquired about the right place to worship God rather than the right way to worship God. Jesus responded in John 4:23 by saying, But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. Are you a true worshiper? Is pleasing God and following His will in worship to Him your priority, or is the building, sitting on the back row, or a short sermon more important? Jesus said, God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. How we worship matters to God. Therefore, let us all be diligent to worship God with the proper attitude and in the proper ways of worship that are outlined in God's eternal word, the Bible. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 Page B9 Solution, B8 Diversions/Puzzles APPhoto/Dreamworks Pictures, Frank Connor Dan Stevens (left)as journalist Ian Katz, left, and Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a scene from The Fifth Estate. By DENNIS HARVEY VarietyLOS ANGELES Ripped from headlines that still feel wet, The Fifth Estate dramatizes the fast, controversial rise of anonymous-whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its figurehead, Julian Assange. Aiming to provide the kind of speculative personality portrait behind another sweeping digital-age change in communication that touches nearly everyone, a la The Social Network, helmer Bill Condon and scenarist Josh Singers film must also stuff in a heavy load of global events, all in a hyperkinetic style aping todays speed of information dispersal. Results cant help but stimulate, but theyre also cluttered and overly frenetic, resulting in a narrative less informative, cogent and even emotionally engaging than Alex Gibneys recent doc We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. After an opening credits montage that rockets through the history of news media, from hand-lettered scrolls to the Internet, the pic leaps into the peak October 2010 moment of WikiLeaksfame and notoriety, when Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) began releasing an enormous store of leaked classified U.S. government documents. The resulting fracas outshone even prior firestorms incurred by WikiLeaks, and as postscripts note, Assange remains in hiding at Ecuadors London embassy while various angry governments call for his extradition. The remainder of the film tracks back to 2007, when he first makes contact with German technology activist Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruehl), whom he trusts enough to make a close collaborator. Daniel is an enthusiastic acolyte, so much so that the 24/7 devotion Julian demands soon exasperates Daniels girlfriend (Alicia Vikander in a standard thankless role). The mysterious, seemingly large Wiki organization Assange frequently alludes to turns out to be nothing but a website, a couple email addresses, and you, he eventually admits, though others climb on board. But even as WikiLeaks appears to be winning the information war in forcing transparency from governments and corporations, pushing them toward greater ethical accountability, Assange show signs of megalomania, instability and questionable judgment. Returning to the screenplays start point, his troops rebel when Assange balks at redacting any top-secret American communiques, even the parts that might put innocent lives at lethal risk in global hot spots. Both the kindest and most damning thing you can say about The Fifth Estate is that it primarily hobbles itself by trying to cram in more context-needy material than any single drama should have to bear. You can feel the strain on The West Wing writer Singer, penning his first bigscreen effort, as practically every line has to sum up a philosophy, situation or dilemma. Likewise, Condon, usually a director of admirable cogency and restraint, lays on a battery of audiovisual tactics (onscreen text, graphics, split screen, vertical wipes, etc.), largely set to techno tracks or Carter Burwells equally pounding score. Tobias Schliessers camera often jitters as if on its 10th espresso, while Virginia Katzs editing seldom pauses for breath. Theres conceptual logic behind these decisions, but they are as frequently off-putting as they are thematically apt. No wonder the two perhaps most memorable scenes are among the very few that slow enough to allow nuance: an uncomfortable visit to Daniels parents home, when Julian openly disdains them as bourgeois intellectuals; and a lets-just get-drunk moment between Laura Linney and Stanley Tucci as State Dept. honchos whose careers wont likely survive the latest Wiki leaks. German star Bruehl is stuck playing DomscheitBerg who wrote one of the two tomes the script draws on as a single-note nice guy, the standard audience-alter-ego witness to events that spiral out of control. Hardworking Cumberbatch captures Assanges slightly otherworldly air, as well as numerous creepier qualities. (The real-life man may be a hero to many, but few claim hes a nice guy.) Still, it too feels like a somewhat onedimensional turn, hemmed in by an overall sensibility that just cant stop to probe deeper. The Fifth Estate is very stimulating, but too frenetic Movie Review The Fifth Estate Rating: PG-13 (language and some violence) Running time: 128 minutes DearAbby: My sisters a nd I just realized after c omparing notes that our g randfather, who has been g iving us an allowance for m any years, gives each of u s a different amount. We d ont understand why he w ould do that unless he is p laying favorites. Mom s ays its because hes a llowed to give each of us a certain amount per year f or tax purposes, but it s till doesnt explain why t he amounts are all differe nt. We are a year apart in a ge, and the differences a re substantial. Mom said G randpa does this with h er brothers and sisters, t oo. Why wouldnt he give e ach of us the same a mount so that it doesnt c ause hard feelings? I k now its his money to do w ith as he pleases and w ere lucky to get any at a ll, but knowing this has c aused hurt feelings. We d ont feel comfortable a sking him, but wed like t o understand. What can w e do? Lacking Why DearLacking Why: H aving never met your g randfather, I cant specul ate about what his m otives might be. While i ts not a good idea to l ook a gift-grandpa in the m outh, the only way y oure going to get the a nswers you and your sist ers are looking for would b e to ask him. However, if y ou do, make sure to p hrase the question in a n onconfrontational way and be prepared for w hatever his answer m ight be. DearAbby: I recently b roke up with a man I had d ated for more than two y ears. While we were t ogether he gave me many g ifts of jewelry. Yesterday when I was d ressing to go out, I starte d to put on a necklace t hat went with my outfit, t hen hesitated because it h ad been a gift from him. I knew Id be seeing him t hat evening and that I w ould be meeting his new g irlfriend. Would it have been OK t o wear the necklace? M ost of the things he g ave me were animalr elated because he knew I l ove animals. If someone a sks me where I got it, as t hey often do, what s hould I say? I dont want t o jeopardize the friends hip we have or my p otential friendship with h is girlfriend. Mixed Up in the South DearMixed Up: An a ppropriate answer would b e, It was given to me by a friend. Your question i mplies that you decided a gainst wearing the neckl ace that day, and I think y ou used good judgment. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. B ox 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Siblings learn that grandpa plays favorites Dear Abby


Page B10 News-SunFriday, October 18, 2013 Brick and mortar Commonly thought of as the most trad itional of plans, this business model i nvolves businesses housed in physical b uildings from which they sell their p roducts. One major advantage of brick a nd mortar businesses is the personal i nteraction typically achieved between c onsumer and owner. Since the retail e xperience is part of whats for sale, p hysical appearance and location of the f acility need to be factored into the overa ll cost of running the business. Due to t he rising popularity of online shopping, m any brick and mortar businesses are t urning to the internet, combining a p hysical location with an online prese nce. However, small businesses that o ffer services that cannot be purchased t hrough the internet, like hair and nail s alons, still thrive with this method. Bricks and clicks The bricks and clicks model is typic ally used to describe a business with a b oth a retail and an online location. A m ajor advantage of the brick and click m odel is it allows customers to see the p roduct physically, coupled with the o ption to buy products with the conveni ence of a mouse click. Many businesses w ith a physical location also have a l ong-standing relationship with cust omers, and this can help boost their i nternet sales. This online component a llows the entrepreneur to be well-posit ioned to compete with other online busin esses. One disadvantage of the brick a nd click model is the higher over?head r equired to run both a physical location a nd keep a website fresh and current. Many examples of successful bricks a nd clicks businesses are retailers which, i n particular, sell clothing and footwear. L ocal customers can go in to try on the w ares physically and then purchase from t he comfort of their own home. These s ame customers know they can ship items anywhere with the easy distribution provided by the online component. FranchiseAfranchise is a business model that involves two parties a franchisor and a franchisee. Franchises are a good fit for those with an entrepreneurial spirit but who also may lack business experience and would benefit from the structure, support and guidance the franchise model provides. To become a franchisee, an entrepreneur pays a fee and/or shares the revenues of the business. Because a franchise is owned by a franchisor, the franchisee must follow set guidelines. For example, fast food franchisees typically cannot change their menus, logos or signage. The types of franchise opportunities are vast, but can include hotels, convenience stores and fast food restaurants. If youre trying to narrow down your options, knowing your location and community is essential. Some franchise opportunities, such as The UPS Store, specialize in building franchise opportunities in small towns and rural locations. As many of these areas are underserved in business, packing and shipping amenities, such franchise models deliver a sought-after service for other small businesses and citizens within the community. Having a clear understanding of your communitys needs can ensure your new business venture is successful and profitable. Its also important for franchisees to think outside the box when selecting their location. For example, some businesses, such as The UPS Store, can thrive in non-traditional locations, such as hotels, rural communities, university campuses, military bases and convention centers. For more information, visit Direct salesWithout a physical retail structure, the direct sales model sells products through independent distributors who specialize in face-toface experiences with the consumer. One main benefit of direct sales is the ability to sell without overhead or supply costs of running a facility. Many direct sales entrepreneurs purchase their products directly from the parent company piecemeal, so no additional storage space is needed to house the product. Amajority of direct sales businesses use a party plan with hands-on customer service to sell the product, and leverage their personal involvement as an advantage over other methods of reaching customers. This type of business is often used to supplement other small businesses or as part-time employment, as it is often easy to sell through homes, jobs or other social communities. Examples of direct sales opportunities for small businesses include makeup, housewares, jewelry and vitamin products. tips on creating a great business plan5 Living M illions toil away in their office cubicles, dreaming of owning their own piece of the American dream. Meanwhile, many e ntrepreneurial thinkers are using rough economic t imes as the catapult for making their small busin ess dreams come true. With so many types of business models availa ble, it can be hard to determine which one is the b est fit for you.