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Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: 099099401007 N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, October 27, 2013 Volume 94/Number 129 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 2 7 9 3 Partly sunny High 82 Low 61Details, A14 Arts & EntertainmentB5 Business A10 ClassifiedsA11 Crossword PuzzleB13 Dear AbbyB13 Editorial & OpinionA4 HoroscopeB13 Obituaries A9 Sudoku PuzzleB13 Index Avon Park City Council Elections Candidate Profiles By PHILATTINGER AVON PARK After 18 years on the Avon Park City Council, Mayor Sharon Schuler said she has seen council members come and go. She said many get elected on an agenda, then find themselves stymied when Florida law doesnt allow them to make financial or operational changes they wanted. I ran because I love the city, Schuler said. I see the potential for us to do well. Many times during the last two decades, she has been tempted not to run because elections and public service are fraught with stress and accusations. Still, shed do it again. Ive decided Im not done yet, Schuler said. And if she doesnt win again, shell thank people for the honor to serve, she said. Schuler was first appointed to the City Council in 1995 to complete the term of Councilman John Wright, who died mid-term. The city was wallowing in debt, was plagued by lawsuits and had hangars falling down at Avon Schuler wants more citizen participation By PHILATTINGER AVON PARK I dont want to be a politician, said Greg Bubba Warner. Ive always been a problem-solver. If he doesnt have an answer to a problem, Warner said hell find one, having lived in Avon Park long enough to know everybody. Thats why he wants to serve as mayor. Hes running against Mayor Sharon Schuler in the Nov. 5 city election. Currently Avon Parks full-time code enforcement officer, Warner, 57, served with the Avon Park Police Department from 1986-2006, retiring as a road patrol sergeant. He came back to work for the city a year later. He and his wife, Tina, share a cozy home in Avon Park with a cat three dogs and their grandchildren, who visit regularly Warner, a transplant Floridian, was born in Dunbar, W.Va., and raised in Miami until his senior year. His family returned to Dunbar, W.Va., for his senior year, after which he got a bachelors degree and worked five and a half years for the Dunbar Police Department before coming to Warner wants city to be hometown again Schuler Warner Dan Hoehne/News-S un Jacquae Peart was crowned homecoming king and Hunter Yarbrough won homecoming queen honors for Sebring High School Friday night. Blue Streak royalty Verot 45 Lake Placid34 Lely 28 Sebring 7 Fridays scores How imaginative play helps your child develop LIVING, B12 SPORTS, B1 By SAMANTHAGHOLARsamantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Members of the Friends of Erin Park Canals and Little Lake Jackson Inc. have voiced more concerns over the canals and water levels surrounding their property. After several years of complaints, proposals and plans, the residents have yet to have any of their concerns taken care of by legislators, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) or the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). George Atkinson, a board member of the organization, recently wrote a letter to Gov. Rick Scott explaining how over the past 18 years nothing has been done to reconcile the issue of the low water levels, sand bars and the channel between Little Lake Jackson and Lake Jackson that goes under U.S. 27. We dont know what else to do. We are just at the end of our rope, said Atkinson. Since we got another rejection notice from FDEPin January, weve heard nothing from anyone. I sent the letter to Gov. Scott on Oct. 15 an d we still havent heard anything back from Tallahassee yet. The letter spells out th e issues of the restricted access between the two Lake residents still fighting for dredging project Worried what will happen when Lake Jackson water levels drop See SCHULER, A9 See WARNER, A9 See LAKE, A7Buffer zonesCounty gives support to buffer for Bombing Range PAGEA2 Katara Simmons/News Sun Home Depot dashes into a win Saturday morning in downtown Sebring during the Founders Day celebration. Local Home Depot employees JD Baxter, Richard Torres, Alma Barragan, Vanessa Feser and Homer (Tina Brant) race into victory against Xtreme MowerSports. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Two teams battled it out Saturday morning on Ridgewood Drive in downtown Sebring for the newly revived Mad Dash Bed Race, which kicked off the return of the Sebring Founders Day celebration. Home Depot came out victorious over Xtreme MowerSports. The team composed of Home Depot employees J.D. Baxter, Richard Torres, Rick Lavander, Alma Barragan, Vanessa Feser and Tina Brant. Mayor George Hensley presented the team with a first-place plaque and congratulations. Event coordinator and president of Sebring Centennial Committee Jen Brown was enthusiastic about the full day of events scheduled for the first Founders Day celebration in more than 60 years. When asked why Brown decided to choose this Founders Day brings residents, city together Katara Simmons/News Sun Six-year-old Andre Hines is festive as can be dressed as Sebring founder George E. Sebring Saturday morning in downtown Sebring. Hines was one of the many attendees at the Founders Day, which included a George Sebring look alike contest. See FOUNDERS, A7 Honoring heritage


Page A2 News-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery social security; 0 0 0 3 2 6 7 2 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; nursing below lottery; 0 0 0 3 2 8 4 6 ClarificationAvon Park resident Jade Jackson, 14, is currently battling cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment since early this summer. Jacksons aunts Beth Stewart and Mandy Guthrie shaved their heads in support of their nieces battle. Jackson and her family were the honored guests at the first annual Lindseys Wish Jeans and Jewels Gala on Oct. 5. Lindseys Wish is a brand new non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and support to selected families with a child who is currently battling childhood cancer. An article in the Oct. 20 News-Sun mistakenly stated that Jackson and her family were a recipient of a Lindseys Wish financial assistance grant. However, the Jacksons have not received any funds from Lindseys Wish. The error regarding the financial assistance was made by the News-Sun staff, not the Jackson family. The News-Sun apologizes for the error and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. Oct. 25 616455460MB: 15x2Next jackpot $75 millionOct. 22 23195271MB: 14x5 Oct. 18 520454856MB: 1x4 Oct. 23 458132744x:2Next jackpot $21 millionOct. 19 2315394449x:4 Oct. 16 192328384853x:4 Oct. 25 317273136 Oct. 24 1920283036 Oct. 23 112182532 Oct. 22 45162732 Oct. 25 (n) 4872 Oct. 25 (d) 7885 Oct. 24 (n) 5856 Oct. 24 (d) 8639 Oct. 25 (n) 174 Oct. 25 (d) 497 Oct. 24 (n) 215 Oct. 24 (d) 573 Oct. 25 417253819 Oct. 22 71027351 Oct. 18 212326383 Oct. 15 14253916 Oct. 23 323313447 PB: 13Next jackpot $40 millionOct. 19 933545657 PB: 5 Oct. 16 326283442 PB: 28 Lottery Center This weeks question: Do you approve of the way Congress handled the recent budget battle? Yes 9.2% No 90.8% Total votes: 228 Online www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County commissioners gave their blessing Tuesday night to a program designed to provide a buffer around the Avon Park Bombing Range using a system of conservation land easements. Also participating in the grants collaboration are the Central Florida Regional Planning Council and the Range. The idea is to acquire conservation easements around the sprawling 106,000-acre military facility, which straddles the Highlands and Polk county line northeast of Avon Park. Dr. Hillary Swaine of the Archbold Biological Station made the presentation, saying the group was looking to leverage up to $500,000 from the $1.1 million currently in Highlands Countys conservation trust fund. We want to use that money for matching and for leverage, Swaine told commissioners. The money is accrued through fees assessed from mandated environmental permits. It adds up, she said. Some of the programs being considered are the militarys Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program as well as defense infrastructure grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Environmental Protection. Swaine lobbied commissioners for the program, telling them the money had been set aside for just such a purpose and that there is no match like local match. Local match really shows commitment. It really shows the public is interested and there is support from the community, she said. When you are competing with other cou nties, this helps Highlands County look really good. Also pitching the program was Air Force Rang e Commander Lt. Col. Paul Neidhart. Military base bufferin g is whats important to us, he said. The fewer people we have close to the big, giant noisemaker we have out there, the fewer complaints we get, and you get as well. Neidhart pointed to aircraft and artillery activity as the major noise generators, something that apparently does not bother cattle that are run near the Range. When asked how the cows in the area deal with the artillery, bombing and loud aircraft, Commissioner Ron Handley remarked The cattle have been next to th e Bombing Range forever and it does not affect them in any way. The great part about it is the government does not own anything, Neidhart assured the commission. The nature conservancy is our right hand. They go o ut and monitor the easement. The government is just here to match the money. That was disputed by several citizens, who charged that the easement s, while providing cash to current landowners, also stipulate that upon the death of the property owners the government would assume ownership of the land. Commissioner Don Elwell pointed out that what was being asked was that commissioners enter into a collaboration and that any specific grants would have to come back up before commissioners before they could move forward. BOCC gives support to buffer for Range By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID The C aladium Capital of the W orld has a new town clerk. E va Cooper has taken that p ost after leaving her job as e xecutive assistant to the d irector of the Highlands C ounty Economic D evelopment Commission. I live in this area My m om lives here, my brother l ives here and my husband is L ake Placid High School b owling coach, so I am very f amiliar with Lake Placid, s he said. Cooper left the EDC post a fter Highlands County comm issioners voted to not fund t he EDC at least until next year. However, she said she already had been aware of the towns need for a clerk before she decided to apply for the post. Monday was her first day on the job, Cooper said she has spent the past week getting acclimated and has seen some ways her new position is much like her old post. There are some similarities. At the EDC, we worked with different departments and different agencies; its not foreign. she said. But of course, some of it is going to be a learning curve and I think thats exciting. Its always exciting to learn new things. Cooper said she had some time to ramp up and get familiar with Lake Placid issues, saying she had given EDC officials several weeks notice that she had planned to depart. Since arriving Monday, Cooper has been working with Deputy Clerk Vickie Bollinger, who has been filling in since the departure of former clerk L. McQueen Small. Small departed after several clashes with Town Administrator Phil Williams Still on her agenda is a tour of different departments to meet the directors and familiarize herself with the inner workings of the towns operation. Cooper said that probably would happen after the return of Williams, who has been on vacation for the past week. With her experience working for the Economic Development Commission, can the Caladium Capital of the World look forward to a burst of new business? I think we need to leave that to the direction of the town administrator, Cooper said with a laugh. Whatever he needs me to do, Ill work in that direction. The next meeting of the town council had been set for Nov. 11. However, because that is a holiday, the next scheduled meeting of the council will be Nov. 18. Cooper takes LP Town Clerk post A g-Venture begins Tuesday SEBRING A pproximately 1,200 H ighlands County thirdg raders will participate in t he Highlands County AgV enture, which begins T uesday and goes through T hursday. This three-day p rogram provides a great o pportunity for these stud ents to gain experience, u nderstanding, and appreciat ion of our local Highlands C ounty agriculture. Adult volunteers are still n eeded to assist in the activit ies. If interested in being a v olunteer, call 465-2313. Trento speaks at Tea party meeting SEBRING Tom Trento, o ne of the co-authors of Shariah: The Threat to A merica, will speak to the H ighlands Tea Party Tuesday w ith an update on his recent t rip to Israel and the MidE ast. The meeting will be held a t Homers Buffet, 1000 S ebring Square. The buffet i s at 5 p.m. and the meeting i s from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, v isit www.highlandsteap Whats Up meets Tuesday SEBRING The Sebring C ommunity Redevelopment A gency will host its monthly Whats Up Downtown S ebring? meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Palms of Sebring, 725 S. Pine St. These monthly Whats Up Downtown? meetings are open to the public. The meetings are to discuss events and happening within the Downtown Sebring area. Anyone interested in Downtown Sebring is encouraged to attend.Womans Club hosts BuncoLAKE PLACID The GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club will host a game of Bunco at 11 a.m. Monday at the clubhouse, 10 N. Main Ave. Plan for a light lunch, fun, and prizes. Call 633-8077 to reserve a seat.Memory Mobile brings free services to countyLAKE PLACID Many caregivers for persons with Alzheimers disease are unable to leave their loved ones alone or travel the distance to receive needed services and information. The Alzheimers Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, is bringing its fully equipped mobile office, the Memory Mobile, to Highlands County to provide Community Briefs Scott Dressel/News-Sun Students at Cracker Trail Elementary School in Sebring had their annual Halloween costume parade Friday morning, then added a special treat doing the dance from Michael Jacksons Thriller video to entertain family members who came to the school. Thriller of a day at Cracker Trail Continued on A8 Next question: Should trick-or-treating be held on Halloween, no matter what day of the week it falls, or on the closes Saturday?

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TODAYSEDITORIAL SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 This week well look at several news items that came to my attention, almost all from Facebook. Yes, there is more to Facebook than status updates and pictures of cute kittens. Sometimes theres column fodder as well. For example, a friend of mine posted the following story with the question of what was it about Florida? The story comes from, and concerns one Giovanna Borge, aged 19. She was arrested last month in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for allegedly attacking her boyfriend with (I am not kidding) a water pistol. According to the article, Borge told police that her boyfriend said something she didnt like, so she got hold of a water pistol and squirted him. The boyfriend (whose name was not mentioned in the article) apparently responded by dumping a container of water on her and hitting her with a pillow. Police decided it was all Borges fault and accused her of squirting water on the victim to antagonize and agitate him against his wishes. She was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence. Theres no mention of charging the boyfriend with anything in the article, and no word on if hes now an ex-boyfriend. So will someone now call for water pistol controls? Will we ban the sale of these toys? Force owners to register their water pistols? What about the huge water guns that can really soak you? Will they be banned or restricted? Dont laugh, I bet theres someone out there who would jump on this. Staying in Florida for the moment, lets talk about former governor Charlie Crist. In case you dont know anything about Crist, let me give you a brief rundown of his career as I understand it. Crist was a Republican governor who, after he left office, became first an independent then joined the Democrat Party. This has not enhanced his reputation with some people. One person who seems to not love Crist very much is the late C.W. Bill Youngs widow Beverly. She supposedly sent the former governor an email which instructs him, in no uncertain terms, to stay away from her husbands memorial service. According to an article on, Mrs. Young not only told Crist to stay away, but two other Democrats as well. In one of the articles I read on the website, she states in an email to a section of the paper called Buzz that her husband didn't want his memorial service to be a platform for local politician s to work the crowds. Crist didnt have a comment at the time I was writ ing this column. My hope i s that he honors the widows wishes. She couldnt have made her desires plainer, an d ignoring what she wants isnt going to win him polit ical points. My final story takes us to Fort Worth, Texas and a high school football game. The game, between undefeated Aledo High School and Western Hills High School was a massacre, with Aledos Bearcats winning 91-0. Now the coach, Tim Buchanan, has been accused by a parent of the losing team of bullying. According to an article at, the complaint claims that the coach shouldve done more to keep the score from being so lopsided. Buchanan agrees the outcome wasnt good for anybody and the article says he did do things to try to lesse n the blow. (Id tell you what they are, but they are football things I dont understand). The coach doesnt know what more he couldve done. The opposing coach, Joh n Naylor, is quoted as saying he didnt agree with the bullying allegation. But Texas state law demands that ther e be an investigation, so one is being conducted. I feel bad for the losing team. I do. But bullying? Come on. What did the parent expect the winning team to do, let their opponents score a few touchdowns so they would feel better? I guess it couldve been worse. The coaches couldve fought it out with water pistols. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun. Odds and ends Bigger children bullying littler c hildren has always been a part of g rowing up. From boys ganging up o n the playground to girls spreading m alicious gossip and rumor, some o f the strong have always harassed s ome the weak. But bullying isnt just a childv ersus-child phenomenon stud ents can bully a teacher, a parent can bully a child, bosses can bully their employees. Some argue part of todays political stalemate is that some politicians are bullies. As long as we disrespect people who dont look or think like us, children will, too. If we are to create a kinder and gentler world, we need to begin by setting a consistent example in how to treat others. The best news is the growing awareness of the issue and a willingness to do something about it. For example, Sebring Middle School, among others in the district, has put bully boxes out so students can anonymously inform the administration of problems. Classes are held so students can discuss the subject and parents are paying closer attention. Still, we must be careful, especially when we pair teenage suicide with having been bullied, or blame computers and social networks for adding to the problem. The Poynter Institute, a part of Columbia Universitys School of Journalism, finds problems with the way the media cover stories having to do with bullying and suicide. It reports that experts in suicide have found no evidence that bullying is on the rise or that it leads to suicide. While that may have people shaking their head, Poynter Institute said Oct. 25 that people commit suicide because of mental illness. Often, however, these disorders had not been recognized, diagnosed or adequately treated. Depression is the most common ailment among suicides, but substance abuse, mood or personality disorders also are found. Certain symptoms, the Poynter article says, increase the risk for suicide, like intense anxiety, panic attacks, desperation and hopelessness. What teenager has escaped those feelings? Obviously, we must continue ou r work against bullying, but just as important we must ensure the children who are struggling with depression get the mental health care they need. Anti-bullying effort is to be applauded, but more needed W e congratulate Sebring Middle School for joining a worldwide effort to keep bullying and its consequences out of the c lassroom and playground. Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your addres s and phone number. Please keep your letters to a max imum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 2 7 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address ; fax 385-1954; or e-mail ar e limited to two per month and a guest column can be sub mitted once every three months.Opinions expressed i n letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author an d not necessarily the opinion of the News-Sun. The United States federal governm ent is now mandating, under penalty o f law, that millions of Americans p urchase a product through a broken w ebsite. Is that fair? Is it moral? An estimated 16 million people r ecently received letters indicating t hat their health plans are no longer a vailable. So they head to H to see what plans are a vailable to them. And the website d oesnt work. Millions have tried and failed to c reate accounts. Those who can create a ccounts hit other snags. Atiny handf ul of people make it to the end of the p rocess, but unless they live in C olorado, Kentucky, Nevada or W ashington theyll be picking h ealth plans without knowing which p roviders are included. So if they w ant to keep their doctor, well, good l uck. But thousands of people hope for t he best and sign up anyway. And then t he back-end data nightmares begin. New Yorks exchange admitted that b y Oct. 22 it hadnt sent any complete d applications to insurers because it c ant verify the accuracy of the data. T he federal exchange that covers 36 s tates is sending data to insurers, but t he data is such a jumbled mess that C NBC has reported only 1 percent of c ompleted applications actually cont ain enough valid information to comp lete enrollment. So 99 percent of the p eople determined enough to persist t hrough all of the severe design flaws i n are likely to find themselves uninsured anyway. President Obama insisted in front of a backdrop of 13 people, only two of whom successfully enrolled in plans through that the product itself it wonderful and it is merely the delivery system that is broken. But people both inside and outside the exchanges are learning something very different as they see their 2014 rates. Even the laws stronger supporters are in revolt. One contributor on the liberal website Daily Kos recently wrote: My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150... Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wifes rate is going to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284... What the hell kind of reform is this? Or consider Obama-voter Tom Waschura, a self-described big believer in the presidents health care law, who recently learned his insurance premiums will jump by about $10,000 per year. I was laughing at Boehner until the mail came today, Waschura told the San Jose Mercury News. I really dont like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of my familys pocket each year, thats otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy. Democrats want to keep talking about giving health care to millions of people, or conversely condemn Republicans for wanting to take health care away. But lets be clear on whats actually going on here. People are not being given anything; they are being forced to purchase expensive health plans through a web site that doesnt even work. Under penalty of law. Aparticularly insightful critic explained: Its not a mandate on government to provide health insurance; its a mandate on individuals to purchase it... In some cases, there are people who are paying fines and still cant afford it, so now theyre worse off than they were. They dont have health insurance and theyre paying a fine. In order for you to force people to get health insurance, youve got to have a very harsh penalty. That critic was the Barack Obama who beat Hillary Clinton in 2008. If only he were in the White House, surely we wouldnt be punishing people who fail to buy expensive insurance through a broken website. Phil Kerpen is the president of American Commitment and the author of Democracy Denied. Kerpen can be reached at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Suns staff. Health care law is a moral failure Guest Column Phil Kerpen


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Page A5 AGENTI MEDIA SVC/FLORIDA BLUE; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A IO4222317 ; 0 0 0 3 3 2 3 1 REFLECTIONS ON SILVER LAKE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, buy 3 get 1 free; 0 0 0 3 3 0 9 6 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Kenneth Evans, Wyatt Evans, 8, Carissa Lemay, 11, and Brianna Evans, 12, carefully make their way through a haunted house Friday night during the first ever Haunted Hammock event at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring. Haunted Hammock Katara Simmons/News-Sun Potato sack racers hop toward the finish line Friday evening during the Haunted Hammock event in Sebring. The event f eatured carnival games, a haunted house, a scary tram tour through the hammock, food vendors and more. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Emily Miranda, 15, of Avon Park scares people as they walk through the haunted house during the Haunted Hammock event in Sebring.Miranda and other members Avon Park High School ROTC volunteered their time to help with the two-day event. Katara Simmons/News-Sun A mysterious blue man lurks on the boardwalk Friday evening during the Haunted Hammock event in Sebring.


Page A6 News-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 10/27/13; 0 0 0 3 3 2 3 3 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A new cars p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 2 5 4 By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comSEBRING Ahusband a nd wife have been charged w ith grand theft of electrical p ower after a power compan y employee discovered t heir meter had been tamp ered with. Misty Diane Shane, 48, a nd Stephen Dean Shane, 50, a re each facing a charge of g rand theft and unauthorized c onnection to utility equipm ent. They are each in H ighlands County Jail in l ieu of $1,500 bond. When Glades Electric C ooperative employee Josh L owder was reading meters o n Oct. 17, he noticed something odd about the power meter for 2534 Gresham St. in Sebring, according to Highlands County Sheriffs Office arrest reports. He saw that a seal on the meter had been cut, the box had been opened and two insulated copper wires had been attached to the power leads to divert power around the meter, reports said. No one had permission to do this, Lowder told deputies. This allowed power to flow into the house, despite the fact that Glades Electric had shut off power to the house on Sept. 30 for delinquent payments. Arrest reports stated that company employees estimated the couples power usage at 3,162 kWh, at a cost of $493.39. Sheriffs deputies spoke with Misty Shane, who confirmed that power had been shut off to the house on Sept. 30, arrest reports said. Further details on her conversation with deputies was not available from Sheriffs Office records. However, as a result of that conversation and the investigation through Glades Electric, both husband and wife were charged with theft and tampering. Couple charged with power theft Special to the News-Sun SEBRING Highlands L ittle Theatre is once again p resenting Ghost Tours, a w alking tour through downt own Sebring featuring lege nds, history and ghost stor ies. This year the tours will be h eld on Halloween night, T hursday Oct. 31. The first tour leaves the t heatre at 7:30 p.m, with an a dditional tour scheduled to l eave at 8:30 p.m. Afinal p resentation will be made on t he stage in the Drs. Thakkar P avilion at 10 p.m. for those w ho are not interested in or a ble to do the walk. There are 13 stories this y ear, covering a route of just u nder a mile. Some of the s tories will be told by the t our guide. Others will be p resented by ghosts along t he route. Stories will be p resented as Readers Theatre (script in hand). This is a family friendly, not scary event. No one will jump out or chase you. Tickets for adults 13 and older are $10, youth 5 -12 years old are $5. Children under 5 are free. Buy before October 31 and save $2 per ticket. The two walking tours are limited to 20 people. Up to 100 people can attend the staged reading at 10 p.m. Rehearsals are well underway and alien plants are being constructed for the main stage performance of the 2013-2014 season opener, Little Shop of Horrors. This musical is a campy spoof of early B movie horror films. The musical itself was later made into a movie. Featuring 1960s music, a man-eating plant, and a surprise ending, this crowd-pleasing show runs Nov. 13-24. Evening shows on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday start at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10$20. The play contains some adult language and may not be suitable for children under 13. The Box Office at 356 West Center Ave. in Sebring is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, and one hour before performances. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 863-3822525 or online at Ghost Tours returning to downtown Sebring Halloween night to be haunting at Highlands Little Theatre


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Page A7 Musselmans; 5.542"; 21"; Process color; -; l akes. Since the drop in w ater levels over the past s everal years, the channel h as been unnavigable with a pproximately only a foot of w ater in the area. Sand bars c reated by the 2004 hurric anes also pose a huge probl em for boats in the area. This years exceptionally w et season has improved t hings for the boaters wanti ng to go under the bridge, b ut does not provide a perm anent solution to the issue. Right now theres not a p roblem. You can get t hrough there now because o f all the rain we had this s ummer, but Ive never seen t he water this high in years. T he problem will be on d own the road when it dries u p and goes back down. W ell be back where we s tarted, Atkinson said. Nobody went through that c anal when the level was l ow. The members have laid o ut plans to remove the sand b ar and dredge the channel b ut to no avail. Atkinson s aid the organizations e fforts have been rejected by F DOT, FDEPand legislators e very step of the way. FDOTwould not allow d redging when we requested i t in 2007 and 2008. In J anuary of this year, we developed another dredging plan to remove the sandbars and deepen the channels. FDOTdenied us a permit, Atkinson said. Though property values have decreased due to the water levels and issues surrounding the lakes, property owners have yet to give up hope on beautifying and correcting their neighborhood and will continue the fight. Their chance to speak their mind and gain some help in the fight may be just around the corner after State Senator Denise Grimsleys office revealed that an FDOTrepresentative will be in Sebring Wednesday for the countys Legislative Delegation meeting. FDOTDistrict 1 office confirmed the information Friday afternoon. DOTLegislative Governmental Affairs liaison Zachary Burch will be present in Sebring Wednesday to address the lake issues, said Cheri Kelley, communication office administrative assistant. The delegation will meet in the Highlands County Commission chambers in the Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave., beginning at 2 p.m. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun A fisherman finds a dry spot to stand Thursday morning near the bridge over Lake Jackson in Sebring. The wet summer raised the water level under the bridge high enough that boats can go between Lake Jackson and Little Lake Jackson, but residents are worried about w hat will happen when the water goes back down and the canal becomes too shallow to navigate once again. Lake Jackson residents send appeal to Gov. Scott Katara Simmons/News-Sun In September of 2012, only a foot of water was flowing under U.S. 27 between Lake Jackson and Little Lake Jackson. y ear to bring back the old trad ition, Brown simply replied, Why not? The last Founders Day w as in 1937. Im not really sure why t here hasnt been one since t hen, but these last few years t here just hasnt been anyone w illing to volunteer their t ime and effort. Me and six o ther girls put together the C entennial last year. After the C entennial we had so many p eople from the public raving a bout the bed race and asking u s if there would be another o ne this year. Everyone wante d to see it again, Brown s aid. Brown explained that foll owing the end of Centennial week there were still funds available in the Centennial account. We had a little bit of funds left so we wanted to do something similar to the Centennial without having sponsors and we wanted to make it all free to everyone, so here we are. The funds are all gone now so I dont know if its something that will continue next year or not, Brown said. The all-day event continued following the bed race with a barbecue luncheon underneath the old oaks of Circle Park. The Spoilers was the free movie presented to attendees free of charge by the newly opened Circle Theater. Throughout the day, local dignitaries could be spotted including Mayor Hensley and his wife, Nancy, city council and staff members, the Sebring Police Department and Fire Department chiefs, along with many other city staff department heads and members. I think the best thing about Founders Day is getting to know Mayor Hensley and the city staff members. The department heads in Sebring just work so hard for this community, they are all amazing. Sebring is such a special place and we want everyone to realize that. This is what Founders Day is all about, Brown said. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Sebring Mayor George Hensley welcomes people to the Founders Day event on Saturday morning in downtown Sebring. This was the first Founders Day event in more than 60 y ears. Founders Day celebrated in Sebring


f ree services to local resid ents. The mobile office offers m emory screenings, confid ential care consultation and f amily care planning assist ance, up-to-date literature o n Alzheimers disease and r elated dementia, and Safe R eturn assistance for wand erers. Caregivers are also w elcome to visit and discuss c aregiver concerns while t alking with an Alzheimers A ssociation Program S pecialist about their specifi c needs. The Memory Mobile will b e set up at the Lake Placid M emorial Library from 10 a .m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. A ppointments are not necess ary but recommended; call 3 85-3444 to schedule. For m ore information contact C indy Canales at 385-3444 o r email C Rainbow Girls serve ham lunch SEBRING The Sebring A ssembly 148 International O rder of the Rainbow for G irls will host a ham lunch f rom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today a t the Masonic Lodge, on the c orner of Home Avenue and S ebring Parkway. Cost is $7 e ach. The menu includes h am, sweet potatoes, green b eans, apple sauce, dessert a nd beverage. The event is open to the p ublic; take out is available. Lakeshore Mall hosts trick-or-treat event SEBRING Lakeshore M all will host a trick-or-treat e vent from 5-6 p.m. today. P articipating stores will give a way candy during the e vent. For more information, v isit Childrens book authors head up Sundays SNO SEBRING Two local w riters who write for child ren will be highlighted at 6 p .m. today at Brewsters C offee House during the S cribes Night Out (SNO) g et-together. Millie Richmond will s erve as the moderator for t he session. She specializes i n writing books that help b oth children and adults c ope with difficult situat ions. Her first book, Hildy, deals with growing u p with a hearing impairm ent; her second, Daddys G one, is all about a boy d ealing with the loss of a p arent. Featured reader for the e vening is veteran writer B arbara Beswick, reading f rom her latest book, based o n a true incident when she w as a youngster growing up o n her familys Pennsylvania f arm. The evening will also include time for Open Mike, to allow other writers to briefly share their work with the audience. Admission is free and is open to people 18 years of age and older. SNO, which meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month at Brewsters, is a local gathering of writers and would-be-writers and just listeners. There is no judging and no instruction. Brewsters, located on U.S. 27 just south of the Home Depot, will be selling refreshments. For more information, call Art Lefkowitz at 385-1554.Coupon seminar setLAKE PLACID There will be a free coupon seminar at the Placid Lakes Town Hall from 2-4 p.m. today, presented by JoLynne CroutDeuel. Bring a package of envelopes, and shoe box for materials to get started. Crout-Deuel suggests clipping every coupon possible to put in the box. AARP offers driver safety classAVON PARK AARP Driver Safety Program Class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. This complete class is offered in one day; no driving, no tests. Apossible discount on car insurance, good for three years, can be earned. The class will meet at Union Congregational Church, 106 Butler Ave. Call Mary Jane Lloyd, 452-0335, for information.Volunteering is Not Scary presented by Girl ScoutsSEBRING Join the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday to learn how to support girls in Sebring.Stop by the Girl Scout House at 442 S. Eucalyptus Ave. For more information, call (941) 9215358, ext. 336.Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 will host music by Steve & Peggy from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Music by Freddie from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Call 4650975. Moose Lodge 2374 will have Fireman Karaoke tonight. Bama Jam Karaoke will entertain Wednesday, and Frank E on Thursday. SEBRING Sebring Elks 1529 will celebrate Halloween with a party at Wacky Wednesday with prizes for goodest, baddest, and most original. Menu includes spaghetti for $6.50. Dance only for $3 to music by Allen from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call 4713557. VFW4300 will host karaoke by MegaSoundz from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Call 385-8902. Moose Lodge 2259 will serve Bacon cheeseburger basket menu from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Billy Glades from 6-9 p.m. Karaoke with Double D at 6 p.m. Thursday. AHalloween party/dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday with a costume contest and cash prizes. Music by Larry Musgrave from 6-9 p.m. Music by Frank E from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Call 6553920.Tot Time returns to Childrens MuseumSEBRING The Childrens Museum of the Highlands is proud to announce that the popular preschool program, Tot Time, is back for another season. Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., join teacher Amy Zwayer as everyone sings, reads a fun story, and creates crafts. Each class lasts about 45 minutes and is free with museum admission. Tot Time is for preschoolers and their caregivers and gives your child an opportunity to learn about a classroom setting and how to play with others. Call the 385-5437.Horseshoe Club league play beginsSEBRING The Highlands County Horseshoe Club league play begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Lee Palmer Complex, 439 N. Pine St. The league is open to all men and women who like to pitch horseshoes. Call Irve Swihart for information at 452-6899. Page A8 News-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 7.444"; 6"; Black; oct ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 7 4 sesame street; 5.542"; 9.5"; Black; sesam street trade; 0 0 0 3 2 8 5 5 Continued from A2 Community Briefs By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Afleet of women i s coming to Sebring. Known as t he Florida Navy Moms, the group l ast visited Highlands County in 2 010 for a reunion. They will gathe r again at the Kenilworth Lodge f or a confab Nov. 8-10. We would like to extend an i nvitation to local mothers of Navy p ersonnel to come and join us as w ell, said organizer June Biesh. Among other items on their a genda will be a trip to the H ighlands County Military Sea S ervices Museum. There, they will h old a Circle of Friends gatheri ng at which time there will be an i nitiation ceremony for the groups n ew members. Its called Pollywog.Its like w hen sailors cross the equator, B iesh explained. We have games, but they change from year to year. For instance, the year I did it they gave me an inflatable monkey, some tissue paper, a coffee filter, some crayons and ribbon. I had to inflate it and dress it as a sailor. The idea is to build camaraderie among members of the group. This time around, the emphasis will focus on the assembly of holiday sailor boxes to be sent to the active duty personnel who are away during the Christmas season. The group has about two dozen APO boxes from the Post Office, with each of the members coming to the reunion bringing items with which to fill them. Theres a variety of things, ranging from hand sanitizer to lip gloss and snacks. Most sailors will let the moms know what they need, she said Those interested in being a member of the group must be a mom with an active service sailor. Those with retired naval personnel offspring are also welcome, as are Navy grandmothers. They are welcome to come and see what we are all about. We prefer active service, but you know what they say: Once a Navy mom always a Navy mom, said Biesh, who has put together the gathering with fellow Navy mom Allana Slager. She noted there are some grandmothers who attend with their daughters, and there is even a great-grandmother among the ranks. The Navy Moms primarily act as a support group. They function mainly through a private Facebook page, where the women can share concerns, advice, tips and other information with each other. Were always there for each other. If somebody has a problem, all they have to do is post it and we will start a prayer chain, Biesh said The service has been of particular help to new Navy moms. Beish said they have members of the group who have turned to their more experienced counterparts for help mainly with adjustment issues. We try to help them along, Biesh said. There are currently about 100 active members in the Sunshine State, but recruitment has been an issue. One of the problems, Biesh said, is getting the information out to women with sons or daughters in the Navy that the organization exists. Those knowing other Florida Navy moms or who want additional information may call Beish at 840-2779 Navy Moms to hold reunion in Sebring FORTMYERS (AP) Two child welfare caseworkers hav e been fired following the death of a 3-year-old boy. The Lee County Sheriffs Office says 45-year-old Donel la Trainor tightly wrapped Michael McMullen in a blanket Saturday as a type of punishment and put him face down in a crib as he screamed to be released. When she went to check on the boy, he didnt respond. Trainor and two othe rs in the house were charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. Three other children living with Michael were placed in foster care. Caseworkers fired after death of boy


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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING After three decades of work in Highlands County, 20 of those years under the direction of a former employer, audiologist Dr. Andrea Livingston branched out on her own and opened her own audiology clinic. Ive worked as an employee for an ear, nose and throat physician and served hearing impaired children in the Highlands County school district for many years, Livingston said. After my former employer closed his office I was shocked at first. Then people kept telling me for years I should open my own office, so one day I finally did. I decided to take up my own practice. In May, Livingston opened the doors to Central Florida Hearing Services at 4040 U.S. 27 North in Sebring. Acertified doctoral level board certified audiologist, Livingston specializes in more than just hearing. I study hearing, balance, just the whole audio system. I not only try to fit them (patients) with the appropriate aid in the appropriate way, I also offer them services and counseling because it takes both to help someone who is dealing with hearing loss, Livingston said. Livingston completed her undergraduate work and training at Russell Sage College. She earned her masters in audiology from Syracuse University and did her clinical fellowship at the Veterans Administration in Long Beach, Calif. Livingston earned her doctorate of audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. During a recent appointment in her office, Livingston spoke to patient Milan Djokic about options regarding his current hearing device. Theres so much technology available today to help enhance hearing. Theres Bluetooth transmitters available for wireless hearing aids. You can set it on a table or he counter or by the TVand you can hear better with the device from about 40 to 50 feet away rather than a normal aid without an enhancement, where you can only hear from about 5 to 7 feet away, Livingston said. But no one hearing aid is going to cover everybodys different needs in every situation. Thats why its important to get counseling. Her goal is to grow her company, get re-invovled with old patients and provide a training program for residency students. I love what I do. Once I grow a little bit and get back in touch with the community more, I want to make this a training school for fourthyear students in their residencies. I hope to give them all the training they need to become audiologists in the future and help those in need, said Livingston. Livingston accepts children and Medicaid patients. Central Florida Hearing Services is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome as well as evening and Saturday by appointment. For more information, contact Central Florida Hearing Services at 386-9111. Page A10 News-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 10/27/13; 0 0 0 3 3 2 3 0 Business Central Florida Hearing Services open in Sebring Katara Simmons/News Sun Audiologist Dr. Andrea Livingston uses a chart to discuss levels of hearing and other information with patient Milan Djokic and his wife Carmen (seated). Djokic visited Livingston recently after concerns about his hearing aid began to increase. Hearing and more Dr. Andrea Livingston Central Florida Hearing ServicesI not only try to fit (patients) with the appropriate aid in the appropriate way, I also offer them services and counseling because it takes both to help someone who is dealing with hearing loss Special to the News-SunSEBRING Alan J. Holmes, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Sebring, and Stacy M. Smith, the branch office administrator, recently were honored by the firm for their performance and client service excellence. Holmes and Smith were selected to attend Edward JonesDrucker Conference at the firms headquarters in St. Louis. The three-day meeting pools Edward Jones financial advisors and branch office administrators for discussions with the firms management about issues from simplifying and serving complex client solutions to achieving work/life balance. The Drucker Conference is named after the late Peter Drucker, perhaps the greatest management thinker of the 20th century. The author of several influential books including, The Effective Executive and The Practice of Management, Drucker worked as a consultant to Edward Jones from the 1980s until his death in 2005. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firms 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals fro m college savings to retirement and create longterm investment solutions that emphasize a well-ba lanced portfolio and a buyand-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. In January 2013, for the 14th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 8 overall. These 14 Fortune rankings include 10 top-10 finishe s, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. Fortune and Time Inc. are not affiliated wit h and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. Th e Edward Jones website is, and its recruiting website is Member SIPC. Edward Jones branch team recognized for client service Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. A white whiskey named f or a famed Appalachian m oonshiner started out b eing sold in Mason jars, t o honor its roguish roots, b ut switched to squares haped bottling. That new look has the u pstart distiller embroiled i n a trademark infringem ent fight with Jack D aniels Tennessee w hiskey. The legal feuding pits a n industry blue blood a gainst a tiny distiller t hat proudly claims to c arry on the tradition of m oonshiner Marvin Popcorn Sutton. The i rascible Sutton wrote a p aperback called Me and M y Likker and recorded v ideos on how to make m oonshine. Sutton, known for his l ong gray beard and faded o veralls, took his own life i n 2009 rather than go to p rison for making white l ightning. Now, the whiskey m aker he inspired is faci ng its own legal probl ems. The owner of the Jack D aniels trademark sued t he Nashville, Tenn.b ased distiller of Popcorn S uttons Tennessee White W hiskey. The lawsuit c laims the bottling and l abeling for the Popcorn S utton product is conf usingly similar to the u biquitous packaging for J ack Daniels. The suit filed in N ashville wants the P opcorn Sutton bottle r emoved from the market. I t says the new packaging h it the shelves in either l ate 2012 or early 2013. Defendantsuse of the n ew Popcorn Suttons t rade dress in connection w ith their Tennessee w hite whiskey is likely to c ause purchasers and p rospective purchasers of t he product to believe m istakenly that it is a n ew Tennessee white w hiskey product in the J ack Daniels line, the l awsuit said. The suit was filed by C alifornia-based Jack D aniels Properties Inc., a s ubsidiary of BrownF orman Corp. Jack Daniels is the f lagship brand of L ouisville-based BrownF orman, which sold 11 m illion cases of Jack D aniels Black Label T ennessee Whiskey in the f iscal year that ended this p ast April 30. Jack D aniels whiskey is prod uced in Lynchburg, T enn. Named as defendants a re J&M Concepts LLC a nd Popcorn Sutton D istilling LLC, which o perate in Nashville. The defendants did not i mmediately respond to p hone calls and emails s eeking comment Friday. The small distillerys w ebsite says Popcorn S uttons white whiskey is c urrently available in T ennessee, Kentucky, A rkansas and Georgia. The suit notes what it s aid are the similarities b etween the packing for J ack Daniels and the P opcorn Sutton spirit. B oth bottles are square s haped with angled should ers and beveled corners, w ith white-on-black l abeling color schemes, t he suit said. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 27, 2013Page A11 CLASSIFIEDS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-424 IN RE:ESTATE OF GELLEA RUTH MOORES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GELLE A RUTH MOORES,deceased,whose date of death was September 11,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 27,2013. Personal Representatives: /s/ Cheryl Fuller 6308 Bayhill Lane Sebring,FL 33876 /s/ Ralph White 834 East Road Heulveton,NY 13654 Attorney for Personal Representatives: CLIFFORD M.ABLES III,P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-0112 Fax:(863) 385-1284 /s/ Clifford M.Ables III Florida Bar Number:178379 October 27; November 3,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001105 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JONATHAN GABRIEL ATWELL A/K/A JONATHAN ATWELL,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,SONYA CHAVEZ,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 16,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 16,BLOCK 124,LA PALOMA SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 44,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:321 HEMLOC K AVE,SEBRING,FL 33870; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on November 14,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of October,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k 327470/1216950/tio October 20,27,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-423 IN RE:ESTATE OF BENJAMIN CAGGIANO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BENJAMIN CAGGIANO,deceased,whose date of death was MAY 27,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 27,2013. Personal Representative: JOAN CAGGIANO 4310 Randolph Way,Apt.138 Palm Beach Gardens,FL 33410 /s/ Joan Caggiano Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M.ABLES III,P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-0112 Fax:(863) 385-1284 /s/ Clifford M.Ables III Florida Bar Number:178379 October 27; November 3,2013 NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS MEETING AND THE ELECTION OF ONE SUPERVISOR FOR THE SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT The Spring Lake Improvement District will conduct a Landowners Meeting on Wednesday,November 13, 2013,10:00 the District Office,115 Spring Lake Boulevard,Sebring,Florida 33876.An election shall be held for the purpose of electing ONE Supervisor to a Board of five Supervisors for a term expiring on the regular meeting date in November,2016 in accordance with the Florida Statutes,Chapter 90-434.The Landowners may vote in person or by proxy,in writing; Proxies are available at the District Office.At said meeting each landowner shall be entitled to cast one vote per acre of land owned and located within the District.Fractions of an acre shall be treated as one acre,entitling the landowners to one vote with respect thereto.The person receiving the highest number of votes for the office of Supervisor shall be declared elected.In addition to the voting,any other business relating to the Spring Lake Improvement District as may properly come before the meeting will be heard. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Joseph DeCerbo District Manager October 20,27,and November 3,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-407 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF ALBERT LOUIS SCARPATI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALBERT LOUIS SCARPATI,deceased,whose date of death was August 7,2013,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-7501,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,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 20,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Joan B.Scarpati 3141 Lakeview Drive Sebring,FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 October 20,27,2013 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Amanda Seloover that on 10/29/2013 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave.Sebring,FL 33870.The personal property in Unit #39 of Amanda Seloover will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S.83.806(4). October 20,27,2013 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 22nd day of October,2013. /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) File # 10120060 October 27; November 3,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.10001017GCS Division: BANK OF AMERICA,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, Vs. TERESA S.BURLEY; ET AL Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that,in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4,2012,and entered in Case No. 10001017GCS,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida.BANK OF AMERICA,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,Plaintiff and TERESA S.BURLEY; ET AL,defendant.The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,SALE BEGINNING AT ON THE PRESCRIBED DATE on this 2nd day of December,2013,beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,430 S. Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 the following described property as set forth in Final Judgment,to wit: UNIT 5G,JACKSON SHORES,SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED IN O.R.BOOK 701,PAGE 753,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; AND FURTHER DESCRIBED IN DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR JACKSON SHORES ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF JACKSON SHORES TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION,INC. AND BY-LAWS OF JACKSON SHARES TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATIONS,BOTH INCLUSIVE AND AFFIDAVIT AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 710,PAGES 613 TO 623,BOTH INCLUSIVE,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.``AS DESCRIBED IN MORTGAGE BOOK 2137 PAGE 1398'' Property Address:1561 Lakeview Drive, Unit 957,Sebring,FL 33870 A PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NUMBER:GCS 13-21 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. ISABEL VIERA,an unmarried woman, if alive and if not,her unknown spouse, heirs,devisees,grantees,creditors, or other parties claiming by,through, under or against ISABEL VIERA and all claimants under any of such party; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final judgment of foreclosure entered in the abovetitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida, described as: The Property:4105 Sebring Avenue,Sebring,FL 33875 Lot 27,Block 146,LAKEWOOD TERRACES,SHEET NO.3,according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2,Page 94, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Tax I.D.number is C-02-35-28-050-1460-0720 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,in Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on the 15th day of November,2013. SIGNED this 10th day of October,2013. (SEAL) ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(9410 534-4690,within two (2) working days of publication of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770. October 20,27,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001035 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. LUIS O.SARDUY,ESTHER GARZON, RODRIGO GARZON,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 8,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 5,BLOCK 17,OF OAK BEACH COLONY,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,AT PAGE 20,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:2307 OAK BEACH BLVD,SEBRING,FL 33875; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on December 11,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8th day of October,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 320400/1020248/sbl October 27; November 3,2013 der to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File No.08-09884 OWB October 27; November 3,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.08001654GCS INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK,FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK,FSB Plaintiff, vs. DAWN M.PURCELL-ORTIZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAWN PURCELL; BLUE HERON SUBDIVISION,INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated October 22,2013,and entered in Case No. 08001654GCS,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB,SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK,FSB is Plaintiff and DAWN M.PURCELL-ORTIZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAWN PURCELL; BLUE HERON SUBDIVISION,INC.; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL,AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 2nd day of December,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 273 BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB,AS PER PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 78,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 22nd day of October,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in orIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.13-409CP IN RE:ESTATE OF JOKSCHAN ``JJ'' BRANCHEDOR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of JOKSCHAN BRANCHEDOR,deceased,Filed No.13-409CP by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was September 21,2012; that the total value of the estate is $ unliquidated and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Lauraine Branchedor Jonas Branchedor 4206 Cremona Drive c/o Jonathan Kane,Esq. Sebring,FL 33872-1718 6190 NW 11th Street Sunrise,FL 33313 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,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 27,2013. Person Giving Notice: Lauraine Branchedor GOSSETT LAW OFFICES,P.A. /s/ Gary R.Gossett Jr. Florida Bar No.0801194 Mike J.Gordon Florida Bar No.0084217 2221 US 27 South Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone (863) 471-1119 Attorneys for Personal Representative October 27; November 3,2013 63,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY,FLORIDA (OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART),LYING EAST OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF LAKE JACKSON BOULEVARD AND WEST OF THE WATERS OF LAKE JACKSON AND WITHIN THE PROJECTED LOT LINE COMMON TO LOTS 7 AND 8,OF BLOCK 418,OF HIGHLANDS TOWERS SUBDIVISION,AND THE CONTINUATION OF THE LOT LINE COMMON TO LOT 7,BLOCK 418,AND THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF GATEWAY AVENUE OF HIGHLAND TOWERS SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF. 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,FL 33830 Phone:(863) 534-4686 TDD:(863) 534-7777 Please contact at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or vision impaired, call 711. DATED AT SEBRING,FLORIDA THIS 17th DAY OF OCTOBER,2013. By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak,D.C. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA October 27; November 3,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000440 SEC.: CITIMORTGAGE,INC., Plaintiff, v. LADONNA P.PAEDAE F/K/A LADONNA P.BURY N/K/A LADONNA RODRIGUEZ; LADONNA P.BURY; 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; SUNTRUST BANK; HIGHLAND INDEPENDENT BANK. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated October 17, 2013,entered in Civil Case No. 28-2012-CA-000440 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 19th day of December, 2013,at 11:00 the Jury Assembly Room,Courthouse Basement,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes,relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 7,OF BLOCK 418,HIGHLAND TOWERS SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 101,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,AND ALSO THAT PART OF BLOCK "O",LAKE JACKSON BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000132 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. ELIZABETH J.LIMPER A/K/A ELIZABETH LIMPER A/K/A ELIZABETH FURLONG AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 8,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 49,OF LAKE HUNTLEY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 100,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:643 HOLMES AVE.,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on December 11,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8th day of October,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 327470/1225380/anp October 27; November 3,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000059 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JUSTIN N.HERGIANTO,THE VILLAS AT PINE KEY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 8,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: UNIT 5-E OF THE VILLAS AT PINE KEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,PAGE 92,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:1980 PINE KEY BLVD.,SEBRING,FL 33870; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on December 11,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8th day of October,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 327470/1216765/RPH October 27; November 3,2013 and commonly known as:6 WHITNER ST APT 14B,AVON PARK,FL 33825; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on December 11,2013 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of October,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 327470/1207674/ada October 27; November 3,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001165 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. SOL VAZQUEZ,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,STATE OF FLORIDA,DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,WILLIAM D.BOWER,VICKI D. BOWER,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 8,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: UNIT 14-B,THE MANORS II:COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK B,OF W.F.JOHNSON'S FIRST ADDITION TO AVON PARK,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 23,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; THENCE RUN WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF BLOCK B A DISTANCE OF 139.50 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 133.45 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 133.41 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000006 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP,FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, -vs.Gregg S.Foster and Brenda M.Foster, Husband and Wife; Lake Park Village Condominium Association,Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated October 8,2013,entered in Civil Case No.2012-CA-000006 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP,FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP,Plaintiff and Gregg S.Foster and Brenda M.Foster,Husband and Wife are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W. GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M.,November 13,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: CONDOMINIUM PARCEL KNOWN AS UNIT 6-C,BUILDING 6,OF LAKE PARK VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM PHASE II,A CONDOMINIUM, A CCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF,RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1478,PAGE 1233,AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-202241 FC91 CWF October 20,27,2013SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155 TODAY!HAVING SOMETHING TO SELL AND NOT ADVERTISING IS LIKE WINKING IN THE DARK. YOU KNOW WHATYOU ARE DOING BUT NO ONE ELSE DOES.


Page A12News-SunSunday, October 27, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICESDIRECTOR Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT position available for an experienced Environment Services Director. Candidate must have a minimum of two years experience and general knowledge of the following areas: Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, general maintenance, preventive maintenance programs, building codes and janitorial/housekeeping procedures and basic computer skills. Salary is based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863)-453-6674. M/F, DFWP, EOE. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentFOUND PUPPYon HWY 66. Please contact Denise at 941-237-1456. 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2011-CA-000897 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, -vs.Gregg S.Foster and Brenda Marie Foster a/k/a Brenda Foster,Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1,If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated October 8,2013,entered in Civil Case No.2011-CA-000897 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein BANK OF AMERICA,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and Gregg S.Foster a/k/a Gregg Foster and Brenda Marie Foster a/k/a Brenda Foster,Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W.GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, A T THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA A T 11:00 A.M.,November 13,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 35,BLOCK 44,LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 11,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 25,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-202036 FC01 CWF October 20,27,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


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SEBRING *ESTATE SALE Oct 25-26-27, 8-4. 119 Rosemary Ave. (off Lake Josephine Dr.) Bed sets (twin/ queen/ king), dressers, bench saw/drill press, tools, sofa, records, cassettes, recliners, TV's, chairs, tables, lamps, dinette set, Kirby Ultimate vacuum, standmixer, lawn sweeper, microwave, dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, rugs, computer desk, roll top desk, pots & pans, RC airplanes supplies & access., copier, generator, clothes, garden tools, office supplies. LAKE JUNEPT. Community Sale, Sat 11/2, 8am-3pm. Furn., toys, clothing, household, golf cart, '90 Austin Replica LS 3, & more! US 27S to Interlake Blvd. West 2 miles. Lake June Pointe Sub. Lake Placid AVON PARKMoving SALE! Fri. Sat. 8 2pm. 3091 N. Twin Lakes Dr. River Greens. Drums, Beanie Babies, toys, golf clubs, sewing machine, clothes, Christmas decor. AVON PARKHUGE SALE!!! South Florida State College, Citrus Center parking lot, Sat. Nov. 2nd, 8am 1pm. Lots of Miscellaneous! A Wide Variety of Items. Shop for Christmas. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VERY NICEBLONDE BABY BED Matching skirt, bumpers, diaper bag, quilt, $80 OBO. 863-453-6523 VCR TAPESApproximately 70 Assorted! Suspense, Comedy, Horror etc. All Good. $25. 863-402-2285 VARIETY OFShampoos, disposable razors, ladies shave creams, deodorants. All $100. Call 863-451-2480 UPRIGHT VACUUMBAGGED Completely Reconditioned. 30 Day Guarantee! $20. 863-402-2285 UNIFLAME GRILL,USED TWICE, excellent condition, w/propane tank, $75. 863-658-2866. TOTAL GYM $50. Call 352-465-5535 SOFA -BED Micro Fabric, Tan color, Pull out, Full size. Golf Hammock area. Like New. $100. 269-830-2500 SMALL ANIMALTRAP. Used once. Like new. $50. Call 863-465-5210. RECLINER, MAUVE Excellent condition, $80 863-453-6523 KITCHEN COUNTERSTOOLS High spindle backs, light oak wood. $40. 863-385-0000 COUCH &CHAIR, Dinette Table w/ 4 Chairs & Dresser. All for $100. 863-385-6555 or 863-202-0980 7310Bargain Buys COOKING RECIPES,some on cards, some in boxes & some loose. FREE! 863-452-0269 COMFORTER -Full or Regular size 2 pillow cases & bedskirt. Used once. Tiger & Jungle scene. $20. 863-402-2285 BROADCAST SPREADERAttaches to Riding Mowers. $40. 863-655-0342 BICYCLE 26inch Huffy Beach Cruiser. Newer tires, tubes, wheels, seat, pedals. $30. 863-402-2285 ANTENNA -Mini State 360HD TV. Built in Amp. & rotor w/remote for digital, programmable rotor control. New $189.99. Now $160. 863-873-4939 36" JVCTelevision complete w/cabinet stand (from Musselmans) Golf Hammock area. Paid $1200. Excel. Cond. $100. 269-830-2500 7310Bargain Buys GOING OUTOF BUSINESS, HAIR DEPOT. Hundreds of Wigs $50 and up. 863-453-8955 or 863-453-0392 AVON PARKNov. 1 & 2, 6am-? 2750 N. Lancaster Rd. KENMORE DOUBLE door refrigerator, $350; freezer, $80. Both black & white. Lawn blower $50. Childrens toys, clothing, womens lg size clothes & shoes, lots of misc. 863-253-0065. 7300MiscellaneousCOMPUTER SETS(5) w/Windows 7.(8)computer sets w/Windows XP lic. (2) Printers, Hp & Brother. Asking $6500. 863-441-2422. 7140Computers& Supplies 7000 Merchandise SEBRING. 3/2/1Home built in 2006. 804 Denise Ave. $650/month and $650 security deposit. Call Richard 863-202-1175 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 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, With Carport, Nice,Private, Very Clean. Woodlawn area. Air & Heat, W/D hookup. No Pets. Lawn Service included. $400/mo. Call 863-465-9100 SEBRING NICE 2BR, 2BA, near YMCA. New Paint, Blinds, screen rear porch w/utility rm., back yard shed. $600/mo., $500 Sec. dep. 1 yr. lease. 863-835-1196 NICE 3bedroom 2 bath house. new paint carpet & tile. near mall, $850. (561)662-7172 AVON PARK2/2, 1 car garage LARGE Kitchen, dining room, living room-bedrooms w/walk in closets, front & back porches, shed, appliances & lawn care provided. $700/mo + $700 sec. Call 863-452-5024 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 6300Unfurnished HousesAVON PARKNice 2BR/2BA House w/Garage. No pets. Deposit required. 419-722-0179 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING *DINNER LAKE AREA 2BR, 1 1/2 BA, Apartments for Rent. Large rooms, Fresh paint & Tile, Includes water. $550/mo. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 LAKE PLACIDAPARTMENTS & HOMES for rent from $350 / mo. Call Sara Rios @ CENTURY 21 Compton Realty 863-465-1458 BEAUTIFULAPTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-446-1822 AVON PARKStudio Apartment $295/mo. Water included. No Pets. Call 863-452-0101. AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR. Available immediately Washer/Dryer, Microwave & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -Duplex 2BR/1BA, screen porch, carport, A/C, new carpet, appl's incl., near mall & hospital. W/D hookup. No pets/smoke. Move In Special $550/mo. 1931 Fernway St. 305-490-5399 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsAVON MOBILEHOME PARK 55 PLUS. PARK MODEL, LOW LOT RENT. $4000. SORRY NO PETS. 863-449-1072 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesAVON PARK,514 Lacey. 5,850 sq.ft. Asking $10,000. Call 347-322-2025 4260Acreage for SaleSEBRING 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 SaleSebring 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real EstateLAKE PLACIDRestaurant Space For Rent / 2000 3000 Sq. Ft.. Can be used for other businesses. High traffic on Interlake Blvd. For details 239-898-4397 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 Financial WEST PALM& OKEECHOBEE, F/T Therapist, OT, $50/hr. COTA, $30/hr. 561-262-7522 Ask for Paul Winters. ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Is currently accepting applications for FT RN's with SNF experience a must to work 7a to 7p, & 7p to 7a. who have a willingness to give excellent loving care to our residents. We offer competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. 863-453-6674. EOE/M/F, DFWP PEST CONTROLTECH NEEDED Must be 18yrs. or Olde, with Clean Driving record. Full Time. Fax resume to 863-465-1513. LITURGICAL CHURCHSEEKING ORGANIST-CHOIR DIRECTOR. Obtain information by calling 863-414-4230. LAWN MAINTENANCE workers needed to run mowers & trimmers, exp. only. 863-385-6768 EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: 863-385-9100 2100Help WantedH2A COMPLETEII, Inc Temporary workers needed in Dundee, Lake Wales, FL area from approximately 11/01/2013 to 6/21/2014. Following Supervisors instructions, worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18' to 22' ladder from the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. (Equipment/tools provided at no cost to worker) A fully loaded sack weighs approximately 80 and 100 pounds, depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possible injury to themselves or other workers. Remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When picking sack is full take full sack to fruit container located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into container. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the container. Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean-up work. These activities may include removing ladders, debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas, pruning, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, may maintain fence lines. The highest of $9.97 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, ¾ guarantee, 35 hrs per week, maybe required to work additional hours, housing and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply or send resume to the nearest State Workforce/Job Center in your area: FL 863-385-3672, AL 256-259-1835, GA 404-656-6000, MS 662-842-4371, using job order FL 9811593. 2100Help WantedCLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTSSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155 TODAY!AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00033228**PROCESS COLOR****** AVON MOBILE HOME PARK 2X4 AD # 00033190DAWN DELL 1X4 AD # 00033235 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032681 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032682BY OWNER3BR. 2.5 Ba. 4 Car Garage on 2.5 Lots on Golf Course, Pool, 2752 sq. ft. Under Air, Tile Roof. 4024 Santa Barbara Dr., Sebring. Ph. 863-214-5067 $239,900 AVON PARKNov. 1 & 2, 6am-? 2750 N. Lancaster Rd. KENMORE DOUBLE door refrigerator, $350; freezer, $80. Both black & white. Lawn blower $50. Childrens toys, clothing, womens lg size clothes & shoes, lots of misc. 863-253-0065.CLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTS


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By DAVID DEGENARO News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It was a wonderful Homecoming week at Sebring High School leading up to Friday nights football game, but not even the support of loyal Blue Streak alum could lift the team to victory as Sebring fell to a tough Lely Trojan squad 28-7. Penalties seemed to be a reccurring theme in the game, as both teams racked up a number of penalties on both sides of the ball. It was a primarily defensive first quarter for both teams, with hard-knocking battles along the lines and neither team able to string together many positive offensive plays. In the second quarter, Lely broke free and got on the board first, or so it seemed. Trojan quarterback Karbiel Dirogene ran the ball in for a touchdown, but it was called back due to a holding penalty. It would matter little, though, as just 10 seconds later Dirogene would connect on a 25-yard touchNews-Sun Sunday, October 27, 2013 BSection Sports Dan Hoehne/News-Sun T he 2013 District 9-4A Volle y ball Tournament Cham p ion Lake Placid Lad y Green Dra g ons. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Eric Foster races toward the finish line to win Fridays District 8-3A Cross Country meet at SFSC. Fosters win helped the Blue Streaks to the team championship as well. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK It has b een a season with improvem ent as the theme, and the S ebring cross country teams h ave taken it to heart. Both the boys and girls s quads advanced to the Class 3 Aregional meet from F ridays District 8-3Ameet o n the SFSC campus. It was a tough year early o n for us, Lady Streak head c oach Krista Schult said. Wed be at a meet and Id l ook up and be like, Wheres Taylor (Tubbs)? W heres Hannah ( Schroeder)?Theyve been s uch a big part of this team f or so long, it was strange n ot having them out there. We struggled early, as w ere really young, especiall y at the larger meets, she c ontinued. But theyve been i mproving all season and to b e able to get to regionals is a ctually quite an accomp lishment. The girls did so by taking t hird as a team, just 10 p oints behind second-place L iberty. The key was staying withi n range of one another as A shley Castelli was the first Lady Streak to cross, in 10th place, to soon be followed by Dianna Salinas in 11th and Kaytlyn Cooper in 12th. Katherine Stoll the crossed in 14th and Ashley White in 16th to round out the scoring finishes. But showing theyre ready to jump into the scoring mix if needed, Christen Pyles and Erin Lamb came soon after by taking 17th and 18th, respectively. On the boys side, the expected close battle with Liberty did take place, with the Blue Streaks edging them out for the win with 34 points to the Chargers 42. Team leaders Eric Foster for Sebring and Rogelio Araiza were racing neck and neck most of the way through, but headed toward the final stage, Foster kicked it into overdrive and wound up with a comfortable win in 16:38. And then it was all Araiza could do to hold off a late charging Damian Foster and cross the line an eyelash ahead of the second Streak finisher. Malcom Holdman then placed fourth to keep the Blue Streaks run to regionals By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It was with an air of comfort and confidence that the Lady Dragons took the floor Thursday night with their sights set on restarting their district dynasty. As circumstances had played out, the District 9-4A tournament had been hosted by McKeel, but with both Avon Park and Lake Placid reaching the title game, it was sensibly shifted to Highlands County, with the top-seeded Dragons getting the benefit of hosting the climactic contest. And with the comfort of playing at home, and the built up confidence from their strong season, the Lady Dragons wasted little time in taking a three-set sweep from the Devils to claim the district crown. It was a tough first two sets for Avon Park, who just couldnt seem to get any consistency going, which Lake Placid took full advan tage of, racing out to big, early leads. Three thundering kills by Bella Caraballo and another blast each from Jacalyn Baldwin and Breauna Corley staked the Dragons out to a 13-4 lead in the opener before the Devils scored two points in a row for the only time in the set to make it 136. From there, Andrea Barajas served up and ace and Corley accounted for another kill to pave the way to the 25-12 win. With the confidence levels seeming to be moving in opposite directions for each side, the Dragons continued their charge in the second set, roaring out to an 11-1 lead on a Barajas ace and kills from Caraballo and Mary Grace Bates. ACorley ace and kills from Caraballo, Bates and Rachel Alejandro pushed the lead out to 20-5 before the Lady Dragons sweep to tournament title See STREAKS, B3 See DRAGONS, B3 Lauren Welborn/News-S un Oderick Gall goes airborne to try to defend this pass Friday night in Sebrings loss to visiting Lely. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Eldon McKenzie scored once and set up two Marquavein Copeland touchdowns Friday night, but it wasnt quite enough to overcome Bishop Verot. By HANNAH WALLER News-Sun correspondentFORTMYERS An age old battle between dragons and vikings was rekindled Friday night when the Lake Placid Dragons battled the Bishop Verot Vikings in Ft. Myers. Though the Dragons fell short, a final score of 45-34 proved it was a long and painful fight for both teams until the final play. ADragon kickoff started the game, and although tackles by Jake Baker, Marquavein Copeland and Malachi McLean delayed the Vikings somewhat, a touchdown at the 8:33 mark came for the Vikings when Jimmy Dwyer ran the ball in. After a good extra-point kick by Weston Cole, the scoreboard read 7-0. The Dragons answered almost immediately with a touchdown of their own after a trick play by Eldon McKenzie got the Dragons to the 8 yard line. Copeland then ran the ball in the final yards for a Dragon touchdown. Agood extra-point kick by Jorge Godinez made it a tie ball game at 7-7. It was the Dragon defenses turn, with tackles by Tyler Farmer, James Blak e, Jarrod Thorpe, Isaiah Velazquez, Chase Griffin and Chris Comito proving the Dragon defense to be a force to be reckoned with. The Vikings, however, fought back when quarterback Quinn Farrell connected with CJ Spiro in the end zone at 2:47 in the first quarter. The score now sat at 14-7. Alengthy kickoff return by McKenzie to the Vikings Dragons come up short in shootout See LP, B4 Trojans tarnish Sebring Homecoming See SEBRING, B4 Lely28Sebring7 Bishop Verot45Lake Placid34


Youth BasketballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for their Youth Basketball League ages 4-15. Registration deadline for the league is Monday, Nov. 4. Any questions please call 382-9622.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, is eyeing a Monday, Nov. 11, grand re-opening, with a potential soft opening the weekend before.Panther Fall Hitting CampAVONPARK South Florida State College will be hosting the 2013 Fall Baseball Hitting Camp on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m.-Noon. The camp is for players ages 5-14, with a cost of $30 for the day. Campers will get hitting instructions from SFSC head coach Rick Hitt, assistant coach Andy Polk and various Panther players. There will be separate stations for the campers to go through and a game will be played. Register on site, or pre-register by calling the SFSC athletic office at 7847035.Lake Placid Youth Baseball, Softball meetingLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Youth Baseball and Softball are holding a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Lake June Sports Complex, upstairs in the board room. Anyone is invited to attend. Arevision of the By-Laws will be done at this meeting.Blue Streak Tennis CampSEBRING The Sebring High School girls tennis team is hosting a 10 and Under Tennis Camp on Saturday, Nov. 16. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Thakkar Tennis Center located in the Country Club of Sebring. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 4 to 10. Instruction will be given by members of the SHS tennis teams along with Highlands County Tennis Association volunteers. Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a camp T-shirt. Cost is $25 per student with family discounts available. For registration and/or more information call Coach Jane Hollinger at Sebring High School 471-5513.Xcel Volleyball EvaluationsAVON PARK Xcel Volleyball Club will have evaluations for girls 8 18 years old at South Florida State College Panther Gym on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3. Registration and Evaluation times will be separated by age groups, with 8-12 registering from 8-8:50 a.m. Saturday, with their Evaluation from 9-10:30 a.m. For 13-Under, registration is from 910:30 a.m. Saturday, with Evaluation from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and 14Under registering Saturday from 10:45 a.m.-Noon, and Evaluations from 12:302 p.m. Sunday will have the older age group s, with 15-Under registering from 8-8:50 a.m., 16-Under from 10-11 a.m. and 1718 from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Evaluations will see 15-Under from 911 a.m., 16-Under from 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and 17-18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. All paperwork will have to be completed prior to athletes evaluation, including AAU membership number (U se club code WW3474), AAU medical form (Notary is required) and Signature form Contact Club Director Kim Crawford with any questions at 863-835-2377 or email Bell runAVONPARK The 2nd Annual Jing le Bell Fun 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fu n Run will take place Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Union Church, 106 Butl er Ave., Avon Park. Adult entry fee, by Thursday, Oct. 3 1, is $15, by Nov. 30 its $20 and up to De c. 12, $25. There will be no race day registration s. Childs entry fee for the 5K is $10, f or the 1-Mile Fun Run, $5. All proceeds will benefit the five Avo n Park area schools as they partner togeth er to develop leadership skills in the ch ildren of our community. Email questions to Karin Doty at Checks should be made payable to Jingle Bell Run, Attn: Lisa Jarrett an d sent to 1305 US North 27, Avon Park, F L, 33825.19th Annual Bill Jarrett Ford 5K/10K Run/WalkSEBRING Join the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Foundation as they host the 19th Annual Bill Jarrett Ford 5K Run/Walk and 10K. This premier run will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Florida Hospital Sebring and everyone is invited to register. Race registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and the run will start at 7:30 a.m. The tax deductible registration fee is $20 for all participants. Kids six and under are free. The first 400 registrants will receive a dri-fit long sleeve shirt. To register for the 5K/10K, log on to Registrations received after Novembe r 13 and on the day of the race will not b e timed. Please join us for this fundraiser benefiting the Florida Hospital Sebring Pediatric Unit and Florida Hospital Wauchula Linda Adler Mammography Center. For more information about this event or to donate, please contact the Foundation at (863) 402-5525.Sebring Elks Golf TourneyThe Sebring Elks Lodge No. 152 9 monthly golf outing will be held at Go lf Hammock Golf and Country Club o n Monday, Nov. 4, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $30 which includes golf, ca rt, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at or leave a message at 863 471-3295. WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7)All games televised by Fox Boston 1, St. Louis 1 Wednesday: Boston 8, St. Louis 1 Thursday: St. Louis 4, Boston 2 Saturday: Boston at St. Louis, late Sunday: Boston (Peavy 12-5 or Buchholz 12-1) at St. Louis (Lynn 1510), 8:15 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 28: Boston at St. Louis, 8:07 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 31: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England520.714152127 N.Y. Jets430.571134162 Miami330.500135140 Buffalo340.429159178 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis520.714187131 Tennessee340.429145146 Houston250.286122194 Jacksonville070.00076222 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati520.714148135 Baltimore340.429150148 Cleveland340.429131156 Pittsburgh240.333107132 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City7001.00016981 Denver610.857298197 San Diego430.571168144 Oakland240.333105132NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas430.571200155 Philadelphia340.429169196 Washington240.333152184 N.Y. Giants160.143126216 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans510.833161103 Carolina430.57117096 Atlanta240.333153157 Tampa Bay070.000100163 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay420.667168127 Detroit430.571186167 Chicago430.571213206 Minnesota150.167132181 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle610.857191116 San Francisco520.714176135 St. Louis340.429156184 Arizona340.429133161 ___ Thursdays Game Carolina 31, Tampa Bay 13 Sundays Games Cleveland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Francisco vs. Jacksonville at London, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee Mondays Game Seattle at St. Louis, 8:40 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston720142713 Toronto740143629 Detroit641132530 Tampa Bay630123226 Montreal640123320 Ottawa442102827 Florida37172338 Buffalo29151834 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh730143424 N.Y. Islanders433113331 Carolina443112533 Columbus550102825 Washington550103030 New Jersey15462033 N.Y. Rangers26041231 Philadelphia27041325WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Colorado910183214 Chicago613153127 Nashville641132226 Minnesota533132423 St. Louis512122922 Winnipeg452102833 Dallas45082529 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose811174118 Vancouver841173837 Anaheim830163528 Phoenix632143535 Los Angeles740143329 Calgary442102937 Edmonton37173143 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Vancouver 3, New Jersey 2, SO Boston 2, San Jose 1 Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Montreal 4, Anaheim 1 Tampa Bay 6, Chicago 5, OT Nashville 3, Winnipeg 2, OT Minnesota 3, Carolina 1 Dallas 5, Calgary 1 Washington 4, Edmonton 1 Los Angeles 7, Phoenix 4 Fridays Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 3 Columbus 5, Toronto 2 Anaheim 2, Ottawa 1 Buffalo 3, Florida 1 Vancouver 3, St. Louis 2, OT Colorado 4, Carolina 2 Saturdays Games Edmonton at Phoenix, late New Jersey at Boston, late Pittsburgh at Toronto, late San Jose at Montreal, late N.Y. Rangers at Detroit, late Buffalo at Tampa Bay, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, late Winnipeg at Dallas, late Minnesota at Chicago, late St. Louis at Nashville, late Washington at Calgary, late Sundays Games San Jose at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Columbus, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-New York1698565339 x-Sporting KC16107554529 Montreal14127495048 Chicago14127494547 New England13119484838 Houston13119483940 Philadelphia121110464142 Columbus12165414245 Toronto FC51711262947 D.C.3237162157WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-Real Salt Lake16108565741 x-Portland13515544933 x-Los Angeles15117525237 x-Seattle15126514141 Colorado14109514535 San Jose13119483341 Vancouver12129455045 FC Dallas111111444750 Chivas USA6198263062 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth ___ Saturdays Games Sporting KC at Philadelphia, late Montreal at Toronto FC, late FC Dallas at San Jose, late Portland at Chivas USA, late Sundays Games Houston at D.C. United, 1:30 p.m. New England at Columbus, 4 p.m. Chicago at New York, 5 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Seattle FC, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto 61.857 Brooklyn52.7141 New York25.2864 Boston 26.2504.5 Philadelphia15.1674.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 53.625 Charlotte53.625 Washington25.2862.5 Orlando 26.2503 Atlanta 16.1433.5 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago 801.000 Cleveland44.5004 Detroit 34.4294.5 Indiana 35.3755 Milwaukee15.1676WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB New Orleans71.875 Houston61.857.5 Dallas 44.5003 Memphis34.4293.5 San Antonio24.3334 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland52.714 Minnesota42.667.5 Oklahoma City33.5001.5 Denver 25.2863 Utah 17.1254.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB Sacramento52.714 Phoenix 42.667.5 L.A. Clippers53.625.5 L.A. Lakers44.5001.5 Golden State34.4292 ___ Thursday's Games Charlotte 105, Cleveland 92 Detroit 99, Minnesota 98 Houston 109, San Antonio 92 Portland 90, Golden State 74 Fridays Games New Orleans 101, Orlando 82 Charlotte 85, New York 83 Brooklyn 108, Miami 87 Chicago 94, Denver 89 Houston 92, Memphis 73 Indiana 98, Dallas 77 Toronto at Milwaukee, Cancelled L.A. Lakers 111, Utah 106 Sacramento 110, L.A. Clippers 100 End of PreseasonBASKETBALLNational Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERSWaived C DeSagana Diop, F Kenny Kadji, G Jermaine Taylor and G Elliot Williams. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSWaived G Seth Curry, C Dewayne Dedmon and F Joe Alexander. Extended the contract of C Andrew Bogut. NEW YORK KNICKSWaived F Ike Diogu, F C.J. Leslie, F Josh Powell, F Jeremy Tyler and G Chris DouglasRoberts. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDERWaived G Diante Garrett and G Rodney McGruder. Exercised the fourth-year contract option on G Reggie Jackson, third-year options for G Jeremy Lamb and F Perry Jones. PHILADELPHIA 76ERSWaived G Vander Blue, G Khalif Wyatt, F Royce White and F Mac Koshwal. WASHINGTON WIZARDSAcquired C Marcin Gortat, G Kendall Marshall, G Shannon Brown and G Malcolm Lee from the Phoenix Suns for C Emeka Okafor and a top-12-protected firstround draft pick in 2014.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined St. Louis DL Chris Long $15,750, for for throwing a punch during an Oct. 20 game against Carolina. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Girls Soccer at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Volleyball in Class 4A Regional Match,vs.Berkeley Prep,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Girls Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Soccer vs.Ridge Community,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Lake Gibson,7 p.m.; Swim at Region 3-2A Meet,Dunedin,9 a.m.; Girls Soccer at Haines City,6/7:30 p.m. SFSC THURSDAY: Volleyball at Warner,7 p.m. Avon Park WEDNESDAY: Volleyball in Class 4A Regional Match,at Academy of the Holy Names,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Swim at Region 3-2A Meet,Dunedin,9 a.m. S K A T I N G S U N D A Y 8 : 2 5 p m ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada . . . . N B C W O M E N S C O L L E G E V O L L E Y B A L L S U N D A Y 1 : 3 0 p m Tennessee at Florida . . . . . . . . S U N M L B W O R L D S E R I E S S U N D A Y 8 p m Boston at St. Louis, Game 4 . . . . . F O X M O N D A Y 8 p m Boston at St. Louis, Game 5 . . . . . F O X Times, games, channels all subject to change T E N N I S S U N D A Y 5 p m WTA TEB-BNP Paribas Champs . . E S P N 2 N B A P R E S E A S O N T U E S D A Y 8 p m Chicago at Miami . . . . . . . . . T N T 1 0 : 3 0 p m L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers . . . . . T N T A U T O R A C I N G S U N D A Y 1 : 3 0 p m NASCAR Goodys 500. . . . . . . E S P N 8 p m NHRA Toyota Nationals . . . . . E S P N 2 G O L F S U N D A Y N o o n LPGA Taiwan Championship . . . . G O L F 3 : 3 0 p m PGA AT&T Championship . . . . G O L F 6 : 3 0 p m CIMB Classic . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F N H L S U N D A Y 5 p m Tampa Bay at Florida . . . . . . . . S U N N F L S U N D A Y 1 p m Miami at New England . . . . . . . C B S 1 p m Dallas at Detroit . . . . . . . . . . F O X 4 : 2 5 p m Washington at Denver . . . . . . . F O X 8 : 2 0 p m Green Bay at Minnesota . . . . . . . N B C M O N D A Y 8 : 2 5 p m Seattle at St. Louis . . . . . . . . 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Red Devil resolve began to kick in. They would play the Dragons even the rest of this set, but that merely set the final margin at 25-10 and had Lake Placid on the brink of taking the sweep. But that Devil determination which had begun to grow at the end of the previous set wasnt going away, and Avon Park wasnt going down without a fight. ACorley kill had the Dragons out to a 5-2 lead, but the Devils put together a run with a Briana Roque ace to take the lead at 7-6. But Lake Placid would answer with a series of runs that put them back in control at 20-12. Avon Park then scored four in a row to close the gap and would still be within four over the next few points. But in the end, the Dragons got the difference maker to close it out 25-20 and take the tournament title. I dont know what to say other than it just feels incredible, first-year head coach Charlotte Bauder said amid the ensuing celebration. The girls have been great and have worked hard all season to get here. They have kept improving and were playing our best. Alevel of play they will need to maintain as they head into the state playoffs where they will be welcoming an unexpected guest for the first round Berkeley Prep. They hadnt lost their district championship in nine years and were slated to win state again, Bauder said. But somehow Academy of the Holy Names (seeded third) upset Tampa Catholic to get to the finals and then beat Berkeley. One set went 3230. I told the girls, obviously they can be beat by a team that has one big hitter, and we have three. Not to mention our awesome back row. Im hoping to be competitive and I really think the girls can do it. Avon Park, meanwhile, now travels to Tampa for their opening match against the rolling Holy Names. Both matches are slated for 7 p.m. starts Wednesday night. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Page B3 5k run; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sports 5k run; 0 0 0 3 2 4 7 7 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Jacalyn Baldwin smashes an early score for the Dragons in Thursdays District 9-4A tournament title game win. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Kaytlyn Cooper, left, and Ashley Castelli helped the Lady Streaks to a third-place finish at Fridays meet, moving the team onto next weeks regional meet at Lake Nona. S ebring scoring down, and W esley Koning made a key s urge in the final stage, forgi ng his way through a crowd t o move ahead of a few L iberty runners to lock down a n 11th-place finish. Jose Rivera then complete d the Blue Streak scoring w ith a 15th-place finish that c linched the district champio nship. Along with the win, the b oys continued their recent r ash of improvement as Eric F oster tied his personal best a nd all but one of the other Streaks set new bests, with Damian Foster going from a 17:27 to 16:54 a trend that has head coach Jason Bass feeling confident. I do have a really good feeling about regionals, he said. Its a fast course and as of right now we are seeded 7th in the region and the top six move on. I told the guys that those rankings are just a guess and once they toe the starting line that they need to run their race and leave it all on the course, Bass continued. I believe my guys have what it takes to move on to state. The top three guys have been running close to each other all season and I feel 4 and 5 will close the gap. The guys are focused and very confident so I cant wait for Saturday. Sebring continues its postseason Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Region 2-3Ameet on the campus of Lake Nona High School in Orlando. The girls will be the first to run, with a 9 a.m. scheduled start time and the boys running 30 minutes later. Continued from B1 Streaks stride closer to State Continued from B1 Dragons brace for Berkeley Prep CHARLOTTEBAUDER Lake Placid head coachThey hadnt lost their district championship in nine years. By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA Disgruntled f ans showed up at Raymond J ames Stadium, some carryi ng placards or wearing b rown paper bags over their h eads calling for the firing o f Tampa Bay coach Greg S chiano. It didnt happen Friday, a d ay after a lopsided nationall y televised loss to the NFC S outh rival Carolina P anthers dropped the winless B uccaneers to 0-7 for the s ixth time in franchise histor y. The Bucs have never gone o n to win more than three g ames after losing the first s even to begin a season. Schiano said after T hursday nights 31-13 loss t hat hes focused solely on t rying to turn his struggling t eam around not his job. On Friday, he fended q uestions about whether he s till has the respect and supp ort of his players. The Bucs have lost 12 of 1 3 games dating to last seas on and are 7-16 overall s ince Schiano left Rutgers in J anuary 2012 to take over a t eam that dropped the final 1 0 games of 2011. Have I lost the locker r oom? No. Are they listeni ng? Yes. Are we getting e verything we need out of t hem? Well, obviously not b ecause were 0-7, Schiano s aid. Ultimately we have good g uys in that locker room ... 6 1 guys that I believe in, and I really strongly feel they b elieve in me. Does belief g et tested when you have an 0 -7 record? Absolutely. ... B ut theres a lot of football l eft. Weve got nine games r emaining. Well take each o ne, one at a time. Fans chanted Schiano m ust go!in the closing minutes of the latest loss. There has been little indication of where the Glazer family, which owns the team but rarely grants interviews, stands on the embattled coachs future. Its been a tumultuous season ranging from the messy benching and subsequent release of starting quarterback Josh Freeman to an outbreak of MRSAinfections in the locker room to a lack of success on the field. I visit with our owners all the time. Theres open lines of communication, Schiano said. Were all trying to just get better and do the things that are going to make the organization better. Safety Dashon Goldson, one of the teams two big offseason acquisitions, sat out Thursday nights game with a knee injury. He said Schiano has not lost the locker room. Theres no complaining, theres no issues. You come in here, its a good work environment, Goldson said. Hes taken a lot of scrutiny off the field. These are tough times, and we understand that, Goldson, an AllPro last season in San Francisco, said. But he has a job to do, and we do as players, so were just doing what we can to prepare every week and try to win a football game and leave the outside stuff to the outsiders. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, a team captain, agreed. As long as hes our coach, were going to have respect for him and were going to play as hard as can for him, McCoy said. Its as simple as that. Turning it around wont be easy, especially with a rookie at quarterback. Third-round draft pick Mike Glennon threw for 275 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions against the Panthers, but threw the ball 51 times and attempting 43, 43 and 44 passes in his first three starts. Not a winning formula for a first-year quarterback. I think weve made some right decisions that made us better. Weve got to make more. I think we have to look at exactly what Mike is capable (of), because Mike can do a lot of things. (We need to) make sure were playing to his strengths in every way because thats two games in a row now without an interception, Schiano said. At the end of the game we threw the ball on every down. Take that out and just look at the plays before that, the coach added. Hes efficient, hes doing what we ask him to do. When you know youre going to get that, now youre going to build around that. Schiano said he totally understands the frustration of fans upset about the teams record. Hes not concerned, though, that calls for his dismissal will become a distraction for team moving forward. Football players at this level are very intelligent. They understand the business, Schiano said. I think we all realize its a performance-based business, he added. Players and coaches, were paid to win. Thats what its about. ... Weve got to get our share. AP NFL website: Frustrated fans lead cries for Schianos ouster rf rnt


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ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; oct ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 7 Associated PressAlonso 42, Riverview 13 American 37, Mourning 0 Anclote 41, Wesley Chapel 0 Armwood 28, King 0 Baker County 62, Stanton College Prep 27 Baker School 54, Franklin County 13 Barron Collier 15, Gulf Coast 3 Bartram Trail 41, Matanzas 7 Bayside 37, Okeechobee 0 Belen Jesuit 9, Miami Sunset 7 Bell 52, Hilliard 28 Berean Christian 37, Marathon 6 Berkeley Prep 51, Bishop McLaughlin 7 Bishop Moore 42, Lake Highland 13 Bishop Verot 45, Lake Placid 34 Blanche Ely 16, Cardinal Gibbons 10 Bloomingdale 24, Newsome 10 Blountstown 40, Holmes County 0 Boca Ciega 27, Dunedin 0 Boca Raton Christian 41, City of Life 18 Bolles School 54, Andrew Jackson 6 Boynton Beach 23, Coconut Creek 17 Bradenton Christian 49, Fort Myers Canterbury 14 Bradford 27, Umatilla 14 Calvary Christian-Clearwater 14, Shorecrest Prep 7 Cape Coral 54, Lehigh 6 Cardinal Mooney 43, Victory Christian 33 Cardinal Newman 45, North Broward 7 Carrollwood Day 40, Cambridge Christian 20 Chaminade-Madonna College Prep 45, Inlet Grove 7 Charles Flanagan 40, West Broward 21 Chipley 50, Bozeman School 0 Clay 42, Palatka 31 Clearwater Central Catholic 44, Admiral Farragut 3 Clewiston 16, Glades Day 10 Cocoa 41, Port Orange Atlantic 0 Columbia 54, R.E. Lee 0 Coral Springs 46, Piper 21 Countryside 35, Seminole 21 Crescent City 41, Agape Christian 12 Crystal River 43, Belleview 21 Dade Christian 61, Coral Springs Christian 0 Deerfield Beach 56, Coral Glades 0 Dillard 29, Suncoast 14 Durant 32, Hillsborough 30 Dwyer 42, Atlantic Community 6 East Bay 22, Brandon 21 East Lake 42, Pinellas Park 12 Eastside 20, Dunnellon 17 Eau Gallie 21, Sebastian River 7 First Academy-Leesburg 47, Legacy Charter 14 First Baptist 52, Evangelical Christian 16 First Coast 37, West Port 0 Fort Myers 55, Estero 7 Frostproof 20, Fort Meade 14 Gainesville 38, Citrus 16 Gaither 14, Tampa Bay Tech 10 Gateway Charter 61, Oasis 0 George Steinbrenner 17, Tampa Freedom 15 Godby 41, Florida 21 Golden Gate 50, Archbishop Carroll 6 Hagerty 34, Timber Creek 22 Haines City 36, Bartow 11 Hallandale 21, Stranahan 14 Hardee 35, Southeast 7 Harvest Community School 47, Cedar Creek Christian 30 Hawthorne 42, Bronson 37 Heritage 35, South Fork 0 Holy Trinity Episcopal 14, First AcademyOrlando 12 Homestead 36, Miami Edison 0 Hudson 26, River Ridge 16 Ida S. 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Leonard 0 Sarasota 26, Palmetto 22 Sarasota Riverview 27, Lakewood Ranch 10 Satellite 24, Astronaut 22 Seabreeze 49, Pine Ridge 7 Seffner Christian 41, All Saints 0 Seminole Osceola 22, Palm Harbor University 21 Seminole Ridge 24, Pahokee 13 Sickles 35, Wiregrass Ranch 7 Sneads 14, North Bay Haven 13 South Plantation 19, Monarch 13 South Sumter 63, Weeki Wachee 20 South Walton 35, Freeport 21 Southwest Miami 45, Miami Ferguson 42 Spoto 24, Middleton 0 Springstead 38, Mitchell 6 St. Augustine 44, Creekside 8 St. Cloud 27, Liberty 14 St. Edwards 28, Trinity Christian-Deltona 6 St. John Neumann 36, Southwest Florida Christian 6 St. Johns Country Day 48, Beacon of Hope Christian 0 St. Petersburg Canterbury 29, Northside Christian 22 St. Petersburg Catholic 49, Episcopal 16 St. Petersburg Northeast 41, Clearwater 34 St. Petersburg 52, Dixie Hollins 27 St. Stephens Episcopal 20, Out-of-Door Academy 0 St. Thomas Aquinas 47, Hollywood Hills 7 Suwannee 31, Fort White 27 Tampa Catholic 41, Lakeland Christian 0 Tate 24, Ft. Walton Beach 13 Tavares 17, Eustis 13 The Villages 43, Wildwood 35 Trenton 49, Marianna 27 Trinity Prep def. Ormond Beach Calvary Christian, forfeit Union County 28, Chiefland 7 University Christian 62, Eagles View 0 Vernon 55, Wewahitchka 0 Vero Beach 35, Palm Beach Gardens 27 Viera 42, Space Coast 24 Wakulla 59, North Florida Christian 28 Walton 26, Northview 12 West Boca Raton Community 37, Lake Worth 12 West Florida 55, Arnold 3 Williston 62, Lecanto 52 Winter Springs 28, East Ridge 20 Wolfson 24, Forrest 21 Zephyrhills 32, Hernando 14 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS International Community vs. Peniel Baptist, ccd. Miami Northwestern vs. Glades Central, ccd. South Lake vs. Mount Dora, susp. Friday Night Football scores 3 9-yard line got the Dragon o ffense off to a good start. After quarterback Robert W alton found Foster W alkers hands, getting the b all to the 11 yard line, C opeland ran in another t ouchdown with only a few s econds left in the first quart er, making the score tied o nce again at 14-14. The Viking offense was forced to kick a field goal early in the second quarter when they couldnt manage to get past Lake Placids defense. With the score at 17-14, the Dragons jumped ahead when Copeland ran in the ball from the 40-yard line to the end zone, making the score now 21-17. Afumble by the Vikings came not long after when Griffin knocked the ball out of a Bishop Verot players hands, and it was recovered by Lake Placids Raashaun Williams. After runs by Copeland, McKenzie and Walker came up short of the goal line, Godinez kicked a field goal at the 6:46 mark to make the score 24-17. The final score of the first half came when the Vikings Farrell ran in the ball for a touchdown, making the score 24-24 at half time. The Dragons seemed to freeze in the third quarter, with the high-scoring players of the first half appearing to be absent. The Vikings were the only ones to score when Steve Brown made a touchdown, pushing the Vikings ahead 31-24. Another Viking touchdown came early in the fourth quarter when Dwyer took in a touchdown run at 10:42, widening the gap even farther to 38-24. The Vikings last touchdown for the night came at the 5:27. The scoreboard read 45-24. The Dragons finally kicked it into high gear with several runs that led to a touchdown by McKenzie at 1:46. Atwo-point conversion by Baker locked the score in at 45-34. Were still not physical enough, said head coach Jason Holden. Were too late in the sea son to be talking about improving; we just need to start rolling. Continued from B1 LP, Bishop Verot light up the scoreboard down pass to Williamson George to make it 7-0 Lely, midway through the second quarter. Then, with five minutes left in the first half Dirogene scrambled 50 yards for another touchdown to make the score 140. Ladante Harris and the Streaks special teams responded moments later, however, with a 96-yard kickoff return for Sebrings first touchdown. The first half would end with a still manageable, 147 Trojan lead. With a mostly quiet third quarter, Lely was able to nudge out another rushing touchdown in the waning moments to make it a twotouchdown margin. Then in the fourth quarter, a 12-yard Trojan rushing touchdown would make the final score 28-7 in the non-district contest. After the game, head coach LaVaar Scott voiced his disappointment in his squads performance. We just made too many mental mistakes. Our mental mistakes cost us the game, he said. Looking forward, coach Scott said, Weve got to keep it together and get some of this stuff fixed so we can be ready for next week and Lake Gibson. Awin next week in the all important district contest would push Sebring into second in the standings and place the Streaks into the state playoffs. Sebring will try to come off of this defeat and take on the visiting Braves on Friday at Firemens Field at 8 p.m. Continued from B1 Sebring has eye on Lake Gibson Dan Hoehne/News-S un Rafael Hidalgo tries to wrestle down this Trojan runner Friday night. LAVAARSCOTT Sebring head coachOur mental mistakes cost us the game. rf


Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Y oung Artists String O rchestra under the direction o f Diane Osborne will perf orm in concert at First P resbyterian Church of Lake P lacid at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 0. This orchestra, composed o f 14 young people ages 91 8, has drawn families from a s far away as Port St. Lucie t o be a part of their unique a nd engaging program. Young Artists String O rchestra (YASO) began in 2 009 when a few parents a pproached Osborne about t he possibility of beginning a n orchestra for their young p eople. I had hopes to not o nly teach music and the love o f playing, but to encourage t hem to study to show thems elves approved unto Godin t heir music, she explains. Osborne has been greatly h elped in her endeavor by her a ssistant directors, Peggy E ssex-Klammer and Bill H awthorne. Essex-Klammer i s a retired music teacher w ho played shows with Frank S inatra and Tina Turner, and H awthorne was hailed by m usic critic Robert Evett as o ne of the finest performers o n the double bass his term a s Principal Bassist with the U nited States Air Force C hamber Orchestra in W ashington, D. C. from 1 965-1986. Essex-Klammer a nd Hawthorne continue to a ssist the orchestra by prov iding instruction for the stud ents playing the viola, cello, a nd string bass. As time has progressed, m y vision has not changed, O sborne continues. She s eems excited about the p rogress her students have m ade toward her original g oals. Some of these kids a re advanced students now s o much so that I started an a dvanced ensemble to give m ore of a challenge for those s tudents. Each concert has at l east one or two songs above t heir level to challenge them t o practice. Further evidence of the p rogress of her vision can be f ound in a list of the recent p erformances the kids have p resented. In the years since t he orchestra was founded, YASO has performed before audiences of several hundred people, including sold-out concerts at the Lake Placid Conference Center Community Christmas Extravaganza in 2010, 2011, and 2012. They have participated in the Heartland Orchestra Concert 2010, and the Champion for Children gala event in 2011. Last year, the group performed a special concert at Bible Fellowship Church in Sebring very similar to the one they have scheduled this year at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid. In addition to these venues, YASO always performs at least one concert per year at Osborne's home church, Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene. Osborne said, People who have come to their concerts since the beginning cant get over how professional they sound now. I feel so honored to be a part of something God has built in this community. Osbornes emphasis on spiritual things is an outgrowth of her Christian faith. As a young girl, she dedicated her life and talent to the service of Jesus Christ. At one point, this commitment even led her to turn down an offer from a prestigious violin teacher to launch her professional violin career. I heard Jesus speak to me, she said. No one else could have heard it, but to me it sounded like an audible voice. He said, 'Diane, this is not my plan for your life. Instead, she married and raised five children before going into 10 years of fulltime missionary work with her husband Bob and their youngest daughter Anna. This avenue of ministry changed significantly in 2004 when her husband passed away. Since that time, Osborne has known a great amount of joy working with young people, both from her fifteen grandchildren and the young people of YASO. God has given me a burden for young people, she said. I love to teach and work in music ministry. As many musicians will attest, success in music often comes through hard work, discipline, and perseverance. In the world of music ministry, it is understood that all these efforts are brought to bear with the goal of glorifying God and encouraging Gods people. Even with these exalted goals, growing in musicianship can sometimes be a daunting endeavor. When asked what she would say to people about the importance of encouraging musicians or to people who are not sure about attending the concert, Osbornes replies promptly and forcefully: These kids need your support. They need to know that people out there are excited about what young people can do for others and how they can be masters of their art. Other kids in our county need to see this and be encouraged to work for excellence and to be the best they can be. The Young Artists String Orchestra will present an exciting and varied concert of music at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. as a part of the churchs Second Sunday Suites concert series. As always, refreshments will be served in the churchs Gospel Garden starting at 3:15 p.m. There is no charge for the concert, but a love offering will be collected to support the young people in their continued studies. The First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid is at 117 N. Oak Ave. between Dal Hall and Interlake boulevards. For further information about the concert, contact the church office at 4652742. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Page B5 DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 DCW ADVERTISING; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 10/25,27; 0 0 0 3 3 1 4 9 Courtesy photo Composed of 14 young people, the Young Artists String Orchestra rehearse for a concert Nov. 10 in Lake Placid. Courtesy photo Diane Osborne will direct the Young Artists String Orchestra in concert Nov. 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid. Youth String Orchestra to perform Nov. 10 Arts & Entertainment Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The ArtistsGroup (TAG) at South Florida State College will offer an acrylic painting course at their studio in the Hotel Jacaranda, 19 East Main St.. Participants will learn the essential skills of acrylic painting. This class is for beginning students. Students will complete two projects of the ir choice. Asupply list can be obtained at the TAG Studio at the Hotel Jacaranda or in Building B at the Highlands Campus. This class will be held on Fridays from Nov. 15 through Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The course number (CRN) is 11379. The course costs $85 and can be paid by cash, check or credit card. Participants may regis ter in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center, or by calling 863784-7405. TAG is a group of loc al artists who meet regular ly at the Hotel Jacaranda to develop their individual talents and to promote an appreciation of art and artistic expression. TAG offers informal art classes throughout the year. All classes are geared toward artists of every skill level. For more information, contact, The Artists Group at SFSC, at 863784-7346, or email /. Acrylic class set at TAG studio


Page B6 News-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Chateau Elan Hotel; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, buy 3 get 1 free; 0 0 0 3 3 2 7 8 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 2 5 5 Arts & Entertainment Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges M useum of Florida Art and C ulture (MOFAC) presents t he Florida Wildlife Corridor E xpedition Exhibition Nov. 6 t hrough Jan. 4. The event is f ree and open to the public. This exhibition, featuring t he photography of Carlton W ard Jr., highlights the journ ey of four explorers who t raveled 1,000 miles in 100 d ays, from the Everglades to O kefenokee Swamp in southe rn Georgia. Their goal is to r aise awareness of the real p ossibility to protect and r estore connected landscapes throughout the Florida Peninsula and create a viable corridor from the Everglades to Georgia. MOFAC will hold its Third Thursday program, Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include a screening of the recently released documentary film, The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, by Elam Stoltzfus and a panel discussion moderated by Florida Wildlife Corridor team member Joe Guthrie. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The SFSC Museum of Florida At and Culture (MOFAC) is open to the public, Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 4:30 p.m., and by appointment for group tours. When the season begins in November, SFSC Artist Series patrons may visit the museum one hour prior to each performance. For more information or to request a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC curator, at 863-784-7240 or email Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition exhibit set for display at SFSC Courtesy photo Photos like Shark River Slough by Carlton Ward Jr. highlight the journey of four explorers w ho traveled 1,000 miles in 100 days, from the Everglades to Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Exhibition will be at SFSCs Museum of Florida Art and Culture Nov. 6 through Jan. 4.


Special to the News-SunHighlands County artists w ill be center stage at a r eception in the Louise & A rnold Kotler Art Gallery in T ampa. The gallery is locate d in the John F. Germany L ibrary in downtown Tampa a nd is the oldest continuing a rt space in the city. The r eception will mark the o pening of the HCALake W ales Ridge Project exhibit. The exhibit features the w ork of 17 Heartland C ultural Alliance (HCA) a rtists who, over a period of a year, rendered their views o n the endangered ecosystem i n their back yard the L ake Wales Ridge. The R idge is also known as F loridas Ancient Islands. It i s the highlands of the state. The Ridge is a unique e nvironment in Central F lorida created by a string of i slands that existed a million y ears ago before the oceans r eceded and exposed the F lorida we know. It is home t o some 26 species of plants a nd animals so rare they are p rotected by the federal gove rnment. Highlands and Polk count ies are ranked 10 and 11, r espectively, for the highest c oncentration of threatened a nd endangered species in t he U.S., many of which e xist nowhere else on earth. The sandy soil of the Ridge also acts as an aquifer that provides drinking water to most of Florida. The HCALake Wales Ridge Project is a 50-print art exhibit with text blocks that illustrates the beauty and importance of this special environment. The exhibit is designed to tour libraries throughout Florida. The intent of the Project is to educate the public about the national treasure in our back yard, attract the eco-tourist and bring attention to the artistic talent we have in Highlands County, said HCAPresident Fred Leavitt. Thousands of people are expected to visit the show in Tampa which runs from Nov. 2 through Dec. 14. The opening reception is from 35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Kotler Art Gallerys John F. Germany Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive. The exhibit will then go to the Naples Headquarters Library in February. Based on last years electronic count, some 34,000 people are expected to visit the Naples library and see the exhibit HCALake Wales Ridge Project brochures that capture the beauty of the Project are available through the Highlands County Tourist Development Council and the Heartland Cultural Alliance. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Page B7 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main A #11; 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 3 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 2 6 4 1 Pam Karlson 00033276 6x3 color Local artists featured in traveling exhibit about Lake Wales Ridge Arts & Entertainment Phiddibus Regius by Martin Fisher Great Horned Owl by Rick Rose Flying Low by Fred Leavitt Courtesy photos Painting by Peter Powell Roberts


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Baby Dream House Care, Play and Party at Home!, Kids Fun Club by TabTale 4. Deer Hunter 2014, Glu Games Inc. 5. Calculator for iPad Free, International Travel Weather Calculator T he Lists P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow; Web site, www.apfellow F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. 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-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Page B9 T he Lists T elevisionNielson Ratings Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 14-20. Listings include the weeks ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Denver vs. Indianapolis, NBC, 26.94 million. 2. NCIS, CBS, 18.83 million. 3. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 17.8 million. 4. Football Night in America, NBC, 15.29 million. 5. Minutes, CBS, 14.95 million. 6. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 14.64 million. 7. The Walking Dead, AMC, 13.95 million. 8. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 13.78 million. 9. Dancing With the Stars, ABC, 12.99 million. 9. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 12.99 million. 11. Person of Interest, CBS, 12.69 million. 12. The Millers, CBS, 12.27 million. 13. NFL Football: Indianapolis vs. San Diego, ESPN, 11.95 million. 14. Castle, ABC, 11.11 million. 15. Criminal Minds, CBS, 11.06 million. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Disney Press) 2. Revealed by P.C. Cast (St. Martins Press) 3. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Scribner) 4. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 5. Gone by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) 6. Identical by Scott Turow (Grand Central) 7. Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George (Dutton) 8. Storm Front by John Sanford (Putnam) 9. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding (Knopf) 10. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) NONFICTION 1. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Macmillan) 2. Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton (St. Martins Press) 3. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) 4. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb (Little, Brown) 5. My Story by Elizabeth Smart & Chris Stewart (St. Martins Press) 6. Si-cology 1 by Si Robertson (Howard Books) 7. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (Random House) 8. Break Out by Joel Osteen (FaithWords) 9. Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 10. Pokemon X and Pokemon Y by Stephan Stratton (Prima Games) Records) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah (Random House) 2. The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty (Penguin Group) 3. The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Disney) 4. Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George (Penguin) 5. Treasure Your Love by J.C. Reed (J.C. Reed) 6. Identical by Scott Turrow (Grand Central) 7. Revealed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (St. Martins Press) 8. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding (Knopf) 9. Enders Game by Orson Scott Card (Tor Books) 10. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Scribner) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin (Houghton Mifflin) 2. Killing Jesus by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Hold, Henry & Co.) 3. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb (Little Brown) 4. My Story by Elizabeth Smart & Chris Stewart (St. Martins Press) 5. David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell (Little, Brown) 6. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (Random House) 7. Its All in Your Head by Eva Hagberg (Eva Hagberg) 8. Catch Me if You Can by Frank Abagnale and Stan Redding (Crown Publishing) 9. The Everything Store by Brad Stone (Little Brown) 10. E-Squared by Pam Grout (Hay House) E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e s 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c h 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 8:30 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T r i n i t y L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. NonTraditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Preschool, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: .N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c h 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r y Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at U n i o n C h u r c h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail Web site, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. P R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C A ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; email: ; Web site: Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email:, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; 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


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By JIM ROBERTSON Special to the News-SunSEBRING Astellar l ineup of bluegrass and folk b ands, songwriters and storyt ellers will be providing e ntertainment throughout the d ay at the Nov. 9 Civilian C onservation Corps C elebration Festival at H ighlands Hammock State P ark. The music stage will b e hosted by Sebrings own a ward winning Back Porch R evival Band. Back Porch Revival OldT ime String Bands sweet a nd sassy old time music is l oaded with bounce and h umor. Playing fiddle tunes, v ocals of folk songs tradit ional and contemporary, t heyll have your toes tapp ing and put a smile on your f ace. Back Porch Revival has b een entertaining throughout F lorida for 22 years, with e ach year highlighted by a ppearances at the prestig ious Florida Folk Festival. T hey have earned honors f rom the folk music commun ity for their vocal arrangem ents and are considered one o f the top folk bands in F lorida. Jim Robertson plays t he fiddle, guitar, mandolin, a nd sings lead vocals. R obertson has received n umerous awards for both his i nstrumental and vocal skills a nd has performed with the M issouri Opry, and Grammyw inning songwriter Pat S urface. Jims wife Melanie plays o ld-time frailing banjo. She h as been featured at the F lorida Folk Festival and p erformed on National Public R adio. Her brother, John M cClure, plays the mandolin, g uitar, occasional autoharp a nd harmonica and provides b ackup and lead vocals. His w ife, Ginger, plays the A ppalachian lap dulcimer, p enny whistle, recorder and i s a gifted story teller. Their n ephew, Matthew Coltharp, i s a talented up and coming m usician on guitar, mandolin, c ello and fiddle as well as b ass. James Dion plays guitar, p ercussion and provides v ocal harmonies. Jim Rigel h as 30 years of experience p erforming in a variety of s tyles including, blues, old t ime, bluegrass and gospel. His high tenor harmonies and humor compliment his dynamic work on the acoustic bass. Hank Mattson is a working cracker cowboy poet who resides in Lake Placid. He has performed at cowboy poetry gatherings from Florida to Utah. Mattson uses his own works and those of turn-of-the-century punchers to chronicle and preserve the life and times of the Florida folks who for over 400 years have been working cattle. Mattson has become a regular performer at the annual Florida Folk Festival, which features Floridas finest musicians, songwriters and storytellers. Wiregrass is a cross-genre musical ensemble based in Polk County that combines the singing and songwriting talents of Catherine Price, the mandolin virtuosity of Clint Dockery, the fiddle licks of Jason Baker and the steadfast beat of Ronnie McGalliard for a unique blend of bluegrass, folk, blues, western swing and gypsy jazz. Dockery has performed with a stellar list of top bluegrass entertainers including Bobby Hicks, Vassar Clements, Wyatt Rice, Kenny Baker and Josh Graves. Baker was a regular performer at Elwood Smoochs Ole Smoky Hoedown in Sevierville, Tenn., the Country Tonight Theater in Pigeon Forge and is former Florida state champion Fiddler. Roadside Revue is a Florida-based acoustic group whose repertoire includes original songs of their own as well as songs from some of the most popular songwriters in Florida and beyond. The band members include Ron Litschauer, who has over 35 years of songwriting and performing experience including a tour with the legendary Tom Paxton. Barie Listchauer is an accomplished claw hammer-style banjo player and teacher. Dawn Dewitt has been playing bass and writing songs for over 30 years. Her song Withlacoochee Way won best new Florida song at the 2010 Will McLean Folk Festival. Stan Gerberer is a true harmonica virtuoso and an accomplished songwriter and is in demand as a studio musician appearing on long list of recordings by some of the best musicians in Florida. Grant Livingston has been named the best acoustic performer by the Miami New Times. Livingston has been a favorite at folk venues throughout Florida since the mid-1980s. An offbeat sense of humor comes through the stories told in Livingstons songs. His lyrics are relentlessly positive, whether he is teaching a sailing lesson in three easy verses or singing of planning his own funeral. His humor is enhanced by his skill on guitar, where he is comfortably at home with a unique mix of ragtime, coun try blues and early swing styles. His songs are said to appeal to the child in grownups and the adult in kids. He is a frequent guest lecturer on songwriting at the University of Miami. The music and entertainment begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, spend the day an d enjoy some of the finest acoustic music to ever come to Highlands County. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Page B11 chamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; oct. chamber pg dummy; 0 0 0 3 3 2 3 2 Music, poetry to fill the air at annual CCC Festival Arts & Entertainment Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Vince C onnell will be featured as t he Artist of the Month for N ovember at the Caladium A rts and Crafts Cooperative. V ince was born in Queens, N .Y., moved to Boynton B each and then Orlando, but f inally settled in Lake Placid i n 1999. He is a past E xhalted Ruler of the Elks L odge on C.R. 621 in Lake P lacid and is currently a l eading Knight. He can be f ound very often in the k itchen serving up many d elicious meals for commun ity events and weddings. He has another talent, as w ell, and Connell has joined t he Caladium Arts and Crafts C ooperative to display his s tained glass, woodworking a nd soon to be candle maki ng skills. Connell has made many w ooden boxes, cutting b oards, cedar chests and B ible boxes. He also creates s tained glass art with many b eautiful and decorative p ieces on display. Connell p lans to begin teaching s tained glass at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative in January. Connell is the vice president of special events and has helped with many of the st Friday Tour Lake Placid events and helping to keep the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative Building maintained. Please stop by and visit his display beginning Nov. 1 at the Artist Reception for st Friday Tour Lake Placid from 4-8 p.m and Monday through Saturday from 9-4 p.m. The Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., is located in Lake Placid, which Readers Digest dubbed Americas Most Interesting Town. It is a unique establishment allowing local artisans the opportunity to offer their works of art and crafts for sale. Its open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information on becoming a member, call 699-5940 or visit Connell is Artist of the Month at the Caladium Co-op Courtesy photo Highlands Countys own Back Porch Revival will be the host group on stage at the CCC Festival at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Nov. 9. Courtesy pho to Wiregrass, a cross-genre musical ensemble based in Polk County, will be one of the musical acts at the Nov. 9 CCC Festival at Highlands Hammock State Park.


HONG KONG (AP) T he youngest Irwin is foll owing in the TVhosting f ootsteps of late Crocodile H unter Steve Irwin and big s ister, Bindi. Nine-year-old Robert I rwin will co-host Wild But T rue on Discovery Kids A sia, exploring parallels b etween nature and science. He calls it a really, really c ool concept for a televis ion show. ... its about how s cience has gotten ideas and b uilt from inventions from t he natural world, he said. The siblings appeared regu larly on their fathers show b efore he died from a sting r ay injury in 2006 while s hooting a documentary. Bindi Irwin also has telev ision shows of her own and a few film credits. She says R obert doesnt need tips a bout being in front of the camera, but if there was one piece of advice that she could give him, it would be something from their father. I think that the greatest tip that dad gave myself when we started filming is that he said, When you talk to the camera, just talk to it like youre talking to a person, because thats what youre doing, youre speaking to people in their living rooms,she explains. Robert says although he was just 3 when his father died, he has vivid memories. He was really, really passionate in every single thing that he did. I think its really important to carry on for what he did, so Im really glad that thats what were doing, he says. I think were really lucky too because so much of our lives together were filmed, adds his mother, Terri. Weve got that family opportunity of always filming together, so we can look back on good times anytime we want. Wild But True is set to premiere across Asia in the third quarter of 2014. By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated PressWASHINGTON More y oung people are reaching o ut to family members after b eing harassed or taunted o nline, and its helping. At l east a little. Apoll released Thursday b y The Associated PressN ORC Center for Public A ffairs Research and MTV f ound incidents of digital a buse are still prevalent but d eclining somewhat. It found a growing awaren ess among teenagers and y oung adults about harm f rom online meanness and c yberbullying, as well as a s light increase among those w illing to tell a parent or s ibling. The findings come a week a fter two Florida girls, ages 1 2 and 14, were arrested on f elony charges for allegedly b ullying online a 12-year-old g irl who later killed herself b y jumping off a tower at an a bandoned concrete plant. I feel like were making p rogress. People should be e ncouraged, said Sameer H induja, co-director of the C yberbullying Research C enter and professor at F lorida Atlantic University. The AP-NORC/MTVpoll f ound that some 49 percent o f all teenagers and young a dults in the United States s ay they have had at least o ne brush with some kind of e lectronic harassment, down f rom about 56 percent in 2 011. Of those who have e ncountered an incident, 34 p ercent went to a parent c ompared to 27 percent just t wo years ago. And some 18 p ercent up from 12 perc ent in 2011 asked a b rother or sister for help. When asked what helped, 7 2 percent of those encount ering digital abuse said c hanging their email, screen n ame or cell number, while 6 6 percent said talking to a p arent. Less than a third of r espondents found retaliation h elpful, while just as many s aid it had no effect and 20 p ercent said getting revenge a ctually made the problem w orse. Girls were more likely t han boys to be the targets of o nline meanness but they a lso are more likely to reach out for help. Sarah Ball was a 15-yearold high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville when a friend posted on Facebook: I hate Sarah Ball, and I dont care who knows. Then there was the Facebook site dubbed Hernando Haters asking to rate her attractiveness, the anonymous email calling her a waste of space and this text that arrived on her 16th birthday: Wow, youre still alive? Impressive. Well happy birthday anyway. It wasnt until Balls mom, who had access to her daughters online passwords, saw the messages that Ball told her everything. It was actually quite embarrassing to be honest, remembers Ball, now an 18year-old college freshman. But really, truly, if it wasnt for my parents, I dont think Id be where Im at today. Thats for sure. The poll also indicated that young people are becoming more aware of the impact of cyberbullying. Some 72 percent, up from 65 percent in 2011, said online abuse was a problem that society should address. Those who think it should be accepted as a part of life declined from 33 percent to 24 percent. Hinduja credits school programs that are making it cool to care about others, and increased awareness among adults who can help teens talk through their options, such as deactivating an account or going to school administrators for help in removing hurtful postings. That was the case for Ball, whose parents encouraged her to fight back by speaking up. They said this is my ticket to helping other people, Ball said. With their help, Ball sent copies of the abusive emails, texts and Facebook pages to school authorities, news outlets and politicians and organized a local anti-bullying rally. She still maintains a Facebook site called Hernando Unbreakable, and mentors local kids identified by the schools as victims of cyberbullying. Ball said she thinks if other teens are reaching out more for help, its as a last resort because so many kids fear making the situation worse. That was one reason Jennifer Tinsley, 20, said she didnt tell her parents in the eighth grade when another student used Facebook to threaten to stab and beat her. I didnt want them to worry about me, Tinsley, now a college student in Fort Wayne, Ind., said of her family. There was a lot of stress at that time. ... And, I just didnt want the extra attention. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, every state but Montana has enacted antibullying laws, many of which address cyberbullying specifically. Most state laws are focused on allowing school districts to punish offenders. In Florida, for example, the state legislature this yea r passed a provision allowing schools to discipline studen ts harassing others off campus. In Floridas recent cyber bullying case, the police took the unusual step of charging the two teen girls with third-degree felony aggravated stalking. Even if convicted, however, the girls were not expected to spend time in juvenile detention because they didnt have criminal histories. The AP-NORC Center/MTVpoll was conducted online Sept. 27 through Oct. 7 among a ran dom national sample of 1,297 people between the ages of 14 and 24. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. Funding for the study was provided by MTVas part of its campaign to stop digital abuse, AThin Line. The survey was conducted by the GfK Group using KnowledgePanel, a probabi lity-based online panel. Respondents are recruited randomly using traditional telephone and mail sampling methods. People selected who had no Internet access were given it for free. Page B12 News-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; oct ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 6 apple rotary; 5.542"; 5"; Black; apple rotary sponsor; 0 0 0 3 2 9 8 3 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 10/27/13; 0 0 0 3 3 2 2 9 Poll shows its falling among young people, but still prevalent ONLINE ABUSE APPhoto/Brian Blanco Sarah Ball, a victim of cyber bullying during her high school years, poses for a portrait at her home in Spring Hill. Ball, now a student at a nearby community college, maintains a Facebook site called Hernando Unbreakable, an anti-bullying page and mentors local kids identified by the schools as victims of cyberbullying. Sameer Hinduja co-director of the Cyberbullying Research CenterI feel like were making progress. People should be encouraged. CROSSWORDSOLUTION Son to follow in TV steps of Crocodile Hunter


DearAbby: I meet my dad for dinner once a week, which we both enjoy and have done for years. Dad stays very healthy and enjoys running and biking, which I completely support and admire him for. The problem is, he has started running to our meals. He sweats a lot when he runs, so he arrives at the restaurant literally dripping. He then grabs a handful of napkins to wipe off, and lifts his shirt to wipe his face and neck with it. Abby, hes so sweaty that he has dripped on the counter when he signed the receipt. I find this unbelievably rude, not just to me but to the restaurant. This wouldnt even be appropriate in a fastfood joint but this isnt one. Its a nice restaurant where people are trying to enjoy their meal. I feel if he wants to run to our dinners, he should arrange to get there early enough so he can dry off in a bathroom and change his shirt. He insists its no big deal and that sweating is normal. What should I do? This is really getting to me. Disgusted in Seattle DearDisgusted: While I, too, admire your fathers dedication to physical fitness, I can understand why his behavior would bother you. It is gross. If you havent already expressed to him how inconsiderate this is, please do. Because your father likes to run to the restaurant, consider stashing a supply of towels and shirts in the trunk of your car for him to change into in the mens room out of view of other patrons. (And dont forget the deodorant.) If he refuses to cooperate, then please for everyones sake pick him up and transport him to the restaurant. Just reading your letter is enough to make the famished lose their appetite. DearAbby: I was 33 and newly divorced when I was finally able to experience living by myself. I kind of loved it. My boyfriend, Alex, and I have lived together for almost four years and I almost never get time to be by myself. Alex gets alone time because Ill sometimes have dinner with girlfriends, volunteer, go to the theater, etc. But he almost never leaves. He's somewhat social, but he always invites people over; he never goes to them. I have told Alex many times that I need him to give me some time alone in the house, but nothing comes of it. He left for a couple of days to visit a relative two years ago (it was partly my idea) and it was great! I loved my solitude, and it was also nice to welcome Alex back home afterward. It was the first time I'd had a break! I don't want to wait another two years to get my house to myself for a while, but how? Craves MeTime in Portland, Ore. DearCraves MeTime: In order to accomplish it, you are going to have to become more proactive. Many people need solitude to decompress; you are not the only one. Tell Alex you need time alone in the house and that he will need to make other plans for a specific day. If that's hard for him, call some of the friends he has been inviting over after all this time, you probably know most of them and ask them to invite him over a couple of times a month. They may be able to help you pry him out of the house. If they are unsuccessful, it looks like Alex will have to visit his relatives on a more regular basis. DearAbby: I have been dating a man with a 14-yearold daughter who sits in the front seat of the car when we go anywhere, while I must sit in the back. I think when we go places, I should sit in the front seat. What do you think? Fuming in the Back Se at DearFuming: I think you and the daughter should alte rnate, and the person to suggest it should be her father. Under no circumstances should there be any whiff of competition, because if it comes across that way, the person not riding in the car will be you. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Page B13 Diversions/Puzzles C ATCHINGSOMEZSBy ED SESSA ACROSS 1 Cry from the heartbroken 5 All-in-one Apple 9 Masterful, pitchingwise 14 92-Across newbie 19 Bits of fibrous fuzz 20 Second ballot, often 22 Marathoner, e.g. 23 Dole (out) 24 Really big hangover? 26 Bond film title beginning 28 Title for Lancelot 29 Blow-ups 30 Video file format 32 Online read, for short 35 Nada, to Nanette 36 Mythical siren's boast? 42 Demolition material 45 Rain delay result 46 Prefix with scope 47 In __ of: replacing 48 NYC subway 49 Better part of a loaf? 50 Couch potato's preparations? 54 George Smiley portrayer Guinness 56 Rihanna song title meaning "I love you" 58 Nicholas II's consort 59 Florida's "Blue Monster" golf course 61 Museum gift shop offering, briefly 64 Loser to DDE 65 Balaam's mount 66 North Pole resident's motto? 72 Toon Chihuahua 75 Crab eater's neckwear 76 Treat with disdain 77 Belarusian bread 81 Whatever the price 85 Nasal airways 88 Unlike fiction 89 "You might wanna clean your glasses"? 92 Annapolis inst. 94 Wheel spinner's purchase 95 Foot segment 96 Aviation prefix 97 Valedictorians, e.g. 99 Alley-__ pass: hoops play 100 Harvest time in the Corn Belt? 104 Prescription indication 105 List catchall 106 Mardi Gras, for one 107 Caddies of old 112 Yak 114 Big name in bookselling 117 "L, XL, XXL who cares?"? 122 Bigheaded 123 Debussy contemporary 124 Steinbeck novel set in the Salinas Valley 125 Iberian river 126 Nixon fundraiser Maurice 127 Path to a wedding 128 Posted 129 Breads for Reubens DOWN 1 __ mater 2 Actor Schreiber 3 Part of the Enterprise's power source 4 Pealing place 5 CPA's recommendation 6 Strong java 7 Santa __: offshore winds 8 Like the best fireplace fire 9 Org. with Bucs and Broncos 10 Duct opening? 11 Manipulate, as statistics, with "up" 12 Old Roman way 13 Teacher's security 14 President __ 15 Language of many a motto 16 It's repetitive 17 "Someone's __ sleeping in my bed" 18 Slips 21 1938 Physics Nobelist 25 Role for Ronny 27 Llanfairpwll citizens 31 Imply 33 Nick and Nora's dog 34 "Shoot" 36 24-part epic 37 "Two Women" producer Ponti 38 Like all bucks and some broncos 39 Line for 33-Down 40 Intestinal parts 41 Enthusiasm 42 Oscar winner Swinton of "Michael Clayton" 43 Approaches 44 Albacore and ahi 47 Hosp. worker 50 Easy strides 51 Sport 52 Felled in the forest 53 PLO chairman before Mahmoud 55 "Iron man" Ripken 57 Sea, overseas 60 Tripoli's country 62 R&R component: Abbr. 63 One of the greenhouse gases 67 One of a Caesarean trio 68 Poet's deep black 69 Reagan __ 70 Torrent 71 Aus. setting 72 9 to 5, e.g. 73 Prefix with botany 74 Rights gp. since 1909 78 Collectible stuffed animal 79 Woody Woodpecker's creator 80 Beethoven's "Fr __" 82 Degree in math 83 Guide to Bethlehem 84 "__ are the we of me": McCullers 86 Juan's "this" 87 Put (out) 90 Weapon for Napoleon 91 __ suit: '40s apparel 93 Commercial developers 97 They have legends 98 Dine next door, say 100 Honeycomb-like fungi 101 Morales of "NYPD Blue" 102 Exodus obstacle 103 City south of Baghdad 104 Pair of sixes 107 Hammer sites 108 Future jurist's exam, for short 109 Prima donna 110 California home of the Bionic Woman 111 Figure (out) 113 Like EE shoes 115 Old Pisa dough 116 Slaughter in the field 118 Letters for baseball's Cards 119 Kid's piggy 120 Buddhism sect 121 Tonsillectomy MD Solution on page B12 Metro News ServicesAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries, shake things u p a bit to inpsire some m uch-needed change. Be a t ourist in your own city if y ou cannot afford a trip or i mmerse yourself in new c ultures. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) It is not a good week t o begin new projects, T aurus. In fact, cosmic s igns point to finishing up a nything you have outs tanding. Try to focus on f inancial matters as well. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Cooperate with othe rs this week, Gemini. This w orks best when you e mbrace compromise. L isten to what others have t o say and always keep an o pen mind. Cancer(June 22-July 2 2) Cancer, a desire to g et organized has been on y our mind for quite some t ime. Now is the ideal time t o do something about it. S tart by clearing out clutter a nd go from there. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) E njoy a short vacation, L eo. It may be a jaunt to a w eekend hideaway or s omething off the beaten p ath, but make the most of t his well-deserved escape f rom the daily grind. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 2 2) Virgo, you are feeli ng domestic this week, so e njoy puttering around the h ouse these next several d ays. You can catch up on d ecorating or renovating t he home. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, you feel a strong n eed to communicate with o thers this week. Share s ome truths with your l oved ones, but try not to c ome across as if you have an agenda. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, you may have a desire to travel and seek adventure, but right now finances wont allow it. If you can keep expenses down, you may have the opportunity soon. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Expect to have luck on your side this week, Sagittarius. As a natural born risk-taker, all you need is a little incentive to get out and take a chance. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) Keep your intentions hidden from others until you are ready for the big reveal, Capricorn. This will help make the surprise even more exciting for all those involved. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, discussions reach a point where you want to make permanent changes to your plans. Mull things over before making any final decisions, but enjoy this exciting time. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Personal details about your private life may become public, Pisces. How this information is handled depends on your reaction. Famous birthdaysOct. 27, John Cleese, Actor (74); Oct. 28, Matt Smith, Actor (31); Oct. 29, Richard Dreyfuss, Actor (66); Oct. 30, Ivanka Trump, TVPersonality (32); Oct. 31, Peter Jackson, Director (53); Nov. 1, Toni Collete, Actress (41); Nov. 2, Kendall Schmidt, Actor/Singer (23). Shake things up a bit, Aries The puppets animated faces and movements kept the children in rapt attention. Mrs. Jan, said the puppet, Cool Dude, would you open my survival kit and show the kids some of the things I have in there? I gingerly removed the small black, cloth bag hanging around Cool Dudes arm. As I pulled toothpicks, a pencil, a band aid, eraser, chewing gum, flashlight, etc. out of his survival kit, the kids eagerly wondered what it was all about. We held up the toothpicks and Cool Dude asked the children why they thought that having toothpicks in his survival kit would help him think about pleasing God? They looked confused until I reminded them that God wants us to pick out the good qualities in others.For several Sundays during the childrens hour through games led by the puppets we discussed more about each item. The childrens faces lit up as simple everyday items became truths in their spiritual arsenal.For example, the rubber band reminded the children to be flexible.Things might not always go the way they may want them to go, but in Gods hands, it will work out. The Scripture verse to support this was Romans 8:28, NKJVwhere it says, And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those wh o are the called according to His purpose. Alittle 5-year old boy realized that the flashlight meant that we were to shine for Jesus.Others giggled at th e picture of chewing gum sticking to the bottom of their shoes. So stick with it and you can accomplish anything with Gods help. The lessons continued from the band aid reminding us to heal hurt feelings to the eraser assuring us we all make mistakes at times. When teaching children, the teacher often learns th e most.We learn new ways to deliver the message of truth to young hearers, thereby, opening our own understanding further. As I looked at Cool Dudes survival kit, I realized I needed to figuratively have one to carry aroun d as well.Picking out the good qualities in others, being flexible and bending so we dont break, healing hurt feelings whether my own or someone elses, listing my blessings, sticking with the things God has given me to do, know ing my value to God, showing love and learning to relax daily with the Lo rd is essential to my wellbeing and my testimony. Its a first-rate spiritual survival kit for living in our world today.Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Spiritual survival kit Dad who runs to dinner date causes a stink for daughter Pause And Consider Jan Merop Horoscope Dear Abby


Family Features B etween the everyday obligations of school, sports and other extra-curricular activities, many children equate playt ime with sitting in front of the television, comp uter or other electronic device. This dependence on electronic devices can be l inked to a list of issues, including childhood o besity, as well as reduced cognitive and musc le development. Children who instead engage i n imaginative or pretend play are offered a s tress-free environment where their dreams h ave no boundary. This type of activity just c omes naturally for kids because it's just plain f un. Create a pretend play paradise Amake-believe-friendly setting begins with t he parents. Here are a few ideas to create an e nvironment that fosters creative, imaginative p lay for your little ones: Focus on fun: Atruly free setting for i maginative play is one without structure or r ules. Let your child know there are no expectat ions or wrong outcomes while they are pret ending. There may be moments where you h ave to intervene, but the atmosphere should be r elaxed and free from rules. Give toys that encourage pretend play: M ake sure your kids have toys that allow them t o express themselves. The Calico Critters toy l ine is the ideal choice for parents seeking timel ess, classic toys that delight children and prom ote wholesome values through pretend play. C hildren will love these adorable, high-quality m iniature animal figures, which include famil ies of rabbits, dogs, cats, bears and more. For m ore information, visit Read to your children: The benefits of c hildren who are regularly read to are immense, f rom enhanced bonding between parent and c hild to better test scores. So, begin the reading r itual as early as you can. You will find your c hild will love and look forward to sharing this h ealthy activity with you. Play along: Young children mimic everyt hing their parents do, so be a model of imagin ative play for them. Go ahead and act silly d ress up with them, act out puppet shows or b uild forts with bed sheets. Calico Critters, with i ts imaginative collection of families, homes a nd accessories is perfect for "Mommy & Me" p laytime. You may be surprised by how much e njoyment you get out of it. Create a fantasy prop box: Fill a box with v arious trinkets found throughout your home f or kids to create their own forts, homes, busin esses or simply a rousing game of dress-up. J ust make sure to pick items that are safe and y ou won't miss if they are lost or damaged from h eavy play. Plan open-ended activities: Instead of s tarting an art project with a finished model for t hem to create, plan free painting or crafting s essions with your kids. This will allow your c hildren to fully express themselves any way t hey desire. Just make sure you have plenty of f un supplies on hand, such as glitter, paper, g lue, markers, boxes, feathers, sequins or any o ther trinkets you have on hand. Use the great outdoors as a playground: E ncourage your kids to use the great outdoors a s their canvas for unbridled creativity. Asimp le trip outside opens a whole world of play options for a child. P lus, it allows your children to be more active, w hich is always a bonus.The many benefits of imaginative play Research shows parents who encourage this sort of imaginative play offer a healthy, supportive environment for their children. Here are a few of the ways in which the power of imagination benefits your child's development and overall well-being: Emotional and social development: When a child is involved in pretend play, he naturally creates scenarios and acts out different roles. This often involves looking outside of their individual desires and learning the essential skills of empathy and understanding. Language aptitude: When alone at play, children will often mimic the vocabulary they've picked up from their parents, family members and educators. This association of vocabulary and word meaning is reinforced more when acted out in front of peers during pretend play. Enhanced mathematic skills: Parents who use fake food or money to act out a grocery store trip help their children associate the challenging concepts of addition and subtraction to real life. Problem solving skills: From deciding who gets to be the princess to taking turns hosting the tea party, pretend play allows children to tap into cognitive thinking skills they'll use in different scenarios throughout life. Enhanced relationships and bonding: New worlds are opened when children and adults interact together through imaginary play. Adults can offer wisdom, life lessons and vocabulary the child will absorb. Good, clean fun: Pretend play is the best way for children to escape from the stresses of daily life. By creating their own makebelieve world, kids have complete control of their destiny within that environment. With so many play dates and afterschool activities, such a release is a positive for many youngsters. Page B14 News-SunSunday, October 27, 2013 Living How imaginative play benefits your childMore make-believe play means enhanced skills Research shows an environment where imaginative play is fostered is healthy for a child's development. Here is a snapshot of the many benefits this type of activity can provide to a child: Increased sense of safety, calmness and protection. Higher rates of selfesteem. Ability to cooperate, control impulses and deal with disappointment. Increased levels of fitness and coordination. Developed sense of individuality. Ability to negotiate with peers. Increased sense of accomplishment and pride. Ability to apply learned information. Highly developed motor skills. Getty Images