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By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Officials o f the SouthWest Florida W ater Management District h ave set an open house to d iscuss an investigation i nto the Carter Creek W atershed. Included in the p rogram will be floodplain i nformation on lakes from A noka and Silver in the n orthwest down to Lake B onnet near Sebring, where s urface drainage joins t ogether. There have been ongoing questions about problems with some of the lakes in the northern end of the county, most notably Lake Lotela near Avon Park, which has consistently run five to six feet below what is termed the minimal flow and level. The workshop session has been set for Nov. 19 and will be held at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Civic Center. Officials said they chose the venue because they could not find a suitable meeting space in Avon Park. Highlands County Lakes Manager Clell Ford said the session actually will be more of an open house for residents to learn more about the floodplain study on which SWFWMD and the county have partnered. Actually, this will be similar to the flood mapping done about a year By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Every month, the NewsS un honors an Unsung Hero individua ls who work quietly behind the scenes to s olve problems, provide needed services or e nhance the community. Because October is breast cancer awaren ess month, we choose retired Avon Park H igh School history teacher Jean Lund as o ur Unsung Hero. Lund has survived two bouts of breast c ancer and gone on to become a champion for fellow patients and survivors, as well as their families. Cathy Albritton, marketing director for Florida Hospital Heartland Division said, I have known Jean for a very long time. As a teacher she helped shape the lives of our youth, as a community leader and volunteer she helps people in need. Jean makes our community a better place to live. Lunds character showed Monday, when on short notice and with car problems, she stopped by the News-Sun to talk about her experience with cancer and give advice to patients and their families. She did this as a public service. She had no idea she was being honored. Lunds first encounter with breast cancer was 31 years ago. Getting 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: www.newssun.com N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, October 30-31, 2013 Volume 94/Number 130 | 50 cents www.newssun .com WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip low down ; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 2 Mostly sunny and warm High 93 Low 73Details, A10 Celebrations B7 Classifieds A7 Clubs B5 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA4 Friends & NeighborsB8 Obituares A6 Sudoku Puzzle B9 Whats CookingB10 Index U NSUNG H EROES Touching lives, leading by exampleTwo-time cancer survivor Jean Lund is a tireless, faithful community leader Cathy Albritton of Florida HospitalThe world needs more Jean Lunds. Building on successLady Green Dragons ready to open season and ready to take the next step SPORTS, B1 Easy family meals that can be made in under an hour WHATSCOOKING, B10 See LUND, A5 By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Southside Avon Park residents will have events for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014 with funds from the Community Redevelopment Agency. The CRABoard consisting of the Avon Park City Council approved a request for $4,450 to pay for a community event on a smaller scale than last year and for half of the budget proposed by the Southside CRAAdvisory Board. The Southside advisory board has arranged through an event planner to put on a threeto four-day downtown event with a festival atmosphere and a budget of $10,000. The advisory board had organized the event for the last three years and had hired Travis Garcia as even t planner for $3,500 to take the workload off city staff. Prior to that, community members had handled the event since 1995 with volu nteer work, according to Administrative Services Director Maria Sutherland. She said the CRAdid not intend on spending the enti re $10,000 budget. The 2013 four-day event was just less than $7,583, but that also included approximately $2,000 paid to performers contracte d at the last minute by a volunteer, she said. Still, Southside community members preferred a neighborhood-based and vo lunteer-led event on the holiday itself Jan. 20, 2014 with one-third to one-half of the budget, staged mostly in the Southside community and with the parade running through the community, not down Main Street. CRA gives $4,450 to fund MLK Day Celebration to be held in Southside community Sutherland Open house to discuss Avon Park lake levels See CRA, A3 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Lake Lotela has been below its optimal level for some time. It will be one of the lakes addressed at a Nov. 19 open house about the Carter Creek Watershed. See WATER, A5 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Defendant Christopher King (center) speaks to his defense attorney Shirley Whitsitt (right) Tuesday morning during the first day of his felony manslaughter trial at the Highlands County courthouse in Sebring. King is facing felony charges of manslaughter and child neglect following the death of his 24-month-old daughter Amelia King last September. Kings manslaughter trial gets off to slow start By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING The state is hoping t o prove Christopher Kings drug use w as the major factor in the death of h is 24-month-old daughter Amelia K ing last September. Originally, the state had sought to o ffer testimony about just the two d ays before Amelia was left in her fathers truck in Spring Lake and died of a heat stroke on Sept. 7, 2012. However, the prosecution decided to broaden that scope after a key witness couldnt pinpoint the days he and King had allegedly been using drugs prior to Amelias death. Kings defense lawyer, however, argued that the states decision to allow new days into evidence, as well as a late deposition, causes the defense to be ill-prepared for the trial. Tenth Circuit Court Judge William Sites put court proceedings on a brief hold and temporarily dismissed the seven-member jury mid-morning Tuesday in the first day of the trial at Testimony to begin today in case of baby left in truck See KING, A6

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By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING While citizens in Avon Park are going to the polls for their early voting sessions, Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg is planning a set of workshops for candidates and their campaign staffs. The idea is to get local residents ready for the upcoming 2014 balloting, which will see county commissioners, school board members and others making a run for office. The sessions will be held in the Highlands County commission chambers at the Highlands County Government Center. One has been set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, and a second on Saturday Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. until noon. Were trying to make it convenient for everybody, Ogg said. The information is designed for candidates, treasurers, campaign staff, volunteers, political parties or anybody else interested in the elections process Ogg said she got the idea after attending a similar session in Martin County with fellow Highlands County elections office worker Karen Kensinger in 2011, while Joe Campbell was Supervisor of Elections. Basically, Joe sent us down there as a training thing, Ogg said. Norma Stokes had always worked with him in qualifying candidates and working with campaign finance. This was something he wanted us to learn more about and it was really good. In the wake of the 2012 election cycle, Ogg decided to revisit the idea and hold one in Highlands County. We thought this was so necessary to share this information with people who are working for candidates or who are candidates, and address a lot of general questions that they may have, she said. All of the information will be distilled from Florida statutes and has been laid out in different segments. We combined a lot of it to give people more or less a basic overview, she said. They then can take it with them and have it for reference and review. Although a lot of the information will center in on campaign financing, candidates and members of their committee will learn about the such things as qualifying, forms that need to be filled out, financial disclosure, contributions, signage, advertising, use of disclaimers and a whole range of issues having to do with running for office. We also will be talking about the Commission on Ethics and what their role is, Ogg said. Another segment will be how candidates can order information form the supervisors office to facilitate their campaigns. Such data can be used for mailing lists, walking lists or absentee reports. There already are some announced candidates, and qualifying for the upcoming general election will be this coming June. Ogg has asked that those interested in the workshops give the office a call at 402-6655 so they can have enough packets to go around. Woodlawn Elementary plans Fall Fun FestivalSEBRING Woodlawn Elementary School will be having its annual Fall Fun Festival from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday. Each homeroom will sponsor a fun activity such as games of skill, a cakewalk, the giant slide and much more. There will be grilled hot dogs and sausages, pizza, drinks, popcorn, snow cones and a variety of baked goods. Wear your costumes and bring family and friends for a fun-filled evening. Woodlawn is at 817 Woodlawn Drive. For more information call 471-5444. Lake Placid has Trick or Treat on ThursdayLAKE PLACID The town of Lake Placid will have its annual Trick or Treat events from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The Lake Placid Police Department encourages residents and visitors who participate in Trick or Treat activities throughout the community to pay close attention to their surroundings; paying special attention while driving throughout the community.Forest Service will have Christmas trees for saleFROSTPROOF The fourth annual Florida Forest Service Sand Pine Christmas Tree Sale is slated again this year for the Arbuckle Tract of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest on School Bus Road in Frostproof. Sand Pines of 15-foot or less in height can be bought for $10 per tree. Only hand saws will be allowed for use. Interested parties must provide their own. Trees can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. For this one-day event, interested parties should meet the State Forest representative at the McLean cabin for directions prior to cutting trees. Then, trees can be obtained from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Dec. 2-6 and Monday-Friday, Dec. 16-20. During both of these week-long events, intereste d parties should set an appointment with a State Forest representative at stat e forest headquarters to obtai n a special use permit prior to cutting trees. For appointments, information and directions, contact the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest at (863) 6357801.Chamber accepting parade applicationsAVON PARK The Avon Park Chamber of Commerc e is now accepting applications for the Avon Park Christmas parade, which w ill be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. This years theme is Candy Canes & Christmas Carols. The application can be downloaded from the cham ber website, www.avonparkchamber.com click on the Christmas Parade Even t Page A2 News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 This weeks question:Should trick-or-treating be held on Halloween, no matter what day of the week it falls, or on the closest Saturday? Halloween 65% Saturday 35% Total votes: 143 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Oct. 25 616455460MB: 15x2Next jackpot $75 millionOct. 22 23195271MB: 14x5 Oct. 18 520454856MB: 1x4 Oct. 26 101621253749x:2Next jackpot $22 millionOct. 23 458132744x:2 Oct. 19 2315394449x:4 Oct. 28 814151620 Oct. 27 23121528 Oct. 26 1317193036 Oct. 25 317273136 Oct. 28 (n) 8128 Oct. 28 (d) 3702 Oct. 27 (n) 0977 Oct. 27 (d) 4320 Oct. 28 (n) 522 Oct. 28 (d) 596 Oct. 27 (n) 054 Oct. 27 (d) 338 Oct. 25 417253819 Oct. 22 71027351 Oct. 18 212326383 Oct. 15 14253916 Oct. 26 46344956 PB: 29Next jackpot $50 millionOct. 23 323313447 PB: 13 Oct. 19 933545657 PB: 5 Lottery Center Special to the News-SunThe Highlands County S heriffs Office and the S ebring and Lake Placid P olice Departments particip ated in Operation Medicine C abinet on Saturday. Sponsored by Drug Free H ighlands and the U.S. D epartment of Justice Drug E nforcement Agency, the e vent resulted in 1,368.7 p ounds of unwanted or u nused prescription medicat ions being dropped off for s afe, lawful disposal. This total exceeded the 1 ,143.9 pounds of medicat ions that were collected in A pril of this year by almost 125 pounds. Together the two events allowed for the proper disposal of more than 2,500 pounds of prescription medication from Highlands County residents. Sheriff Susan Benton was very pleased with the turnout of these two events. I want to thank the citizens for their effort in helping address the problem of prescription drug abuse as well as keeping a clean environment by turning in their expired and unused prescription medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet events, she said. Operation Medicine Cabinet nets 1,368 pounds of unwanted drugs Courtesy photo More than 1,300 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription medicine is unloaded at the Highlands County Sheriffs Office after the Operation Medicine Cabinet event last Saturday. Community Briefs Continued on A6 Courtesy photo Highlands County Sheriffs Sergeant Kyle Albritton and his K-9 partner Mico recently participated in the United States Police Canine Association National Field Trials near Washington, DC. The Charles County (Maryland) Sheriffs Office hosted the trials Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, featuring the top K-9 team in the United States. Eighty teams from across the country competed in agility, obedience, evidence search, box search, apprehension and apprehension under gunfire during the competition. Sgt. A lbritton and Mico finished 15th overall in the event scoring 657 total points. Mico is a 2 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois that competed for the first time in the USPCA Region I Field Trials hosted by the Highlands County Sheriffs Office this past May. The teams finish in that event qualified them to participate in the National competition. The team of Officer Ted Sealey and his partner Bruno from the Lakeland Police Department w on the Top Dog Award in the event scoring 689.83 points out of a possible 700. HCSO K-9 team does well at national trials Elections office to hold workshops for candidates, staff By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Some a rtists let audiences watch t hem work. Artist James Hahn plans t o complete a single painti ng in one evening as part o f a Live Painting E xhibition fundraiser to s upport Avon Parks S outhside District C ommunity Redevelopment A gency. The event starts at 6 p.m. F riday in the Hallway A trium of the Hotel J acaranda, 19 East Main S t., and combines food and d rink with Hahn and fusion j azz music for entertainm ent, said Administrative S ervices Director Maria S utherland. Hahn will start and fini sh a original painting on c anvas in front of the audie nce on deadline, with a d igital clock counting d own to zero. He wants a udience members to part icipate in the energy of the s how, which will be filmed a nd featured on YouTube. A fter a 10-second countd own, Hahn will sign the work, which will be available for purchase by silent auction, Sutherland said. Hahn and his wife, Kay, are known for creating not only performance shows, but also murals and monuments across the country, said Travis Garcia, hired by the Southside CRA Advisory Board to help city staff organize the event. The CRAis spending $1,800-$2,000 to bring Hahn, for the fundraiser, Sutherland said. However, Hahn has enough name recognition statewide and nationally that projected revenue is as high as $6,000 for the event. Proceeds will go to help the Southside CRAfund future events and community projects. Patrons are encouraged to arrive wearing Florida dressy casual. Sutherland expects tickets to sell out at $25 per person, and recommends people call to reserve their tickets as soon as possible at 863-2013089. Hahn to create painting on deadline for fundraiser

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By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK C andice Anderson said she h as never organized a C hristian music praise and w orship festival before n ow. That hasnt stopped F aith on Fire, a Christian F estival and Revival p lanned for Nov. 8-11 at W estgate River Ranch R esorts, east of Lake W ales on State Road 60. Tickets, ranging from $ 15-$65, are now on sale, i ncluding family packages ( two adults and four child ren) for $185, adult threed ay passes for $85, backs tage passes to meet the p erformers for $100 and a s pecial price for teenagers o n a three-day pass for $35. The teen price ends T hursday, she said. Aportion of the proceeds w ill go to local charities a nd ministries, according to F aithOnFireInc.com. The whole event has been a family run event, with h elp from some volunteers which are still needed, s he said. So far, the event has the s upport of several area c hurches and each member o f her family has jumped in t o help. Her mother, Sherri a former travel agent and p aralegal has handled c ontracts and travel a rrangements. Her father, J ames a contractor h as handled building the s tage and arranging for f acilities at Westgate River R anch. James Anderson said l aughingly that arranging f or parking and extra restr oom and shower facilities w as not much different than building a subdivision. Her brother, Garrett, has handled recruiting the speakers and Christian bands, and her sister, Brittany McGuire, with whom she owns and runs Parkview Pre-K/Prep Academy in Avon Park, has pitched in, too. Faith on Fire, however, is not like a church or school function, Candice Anderson said. The stakes are a lot higher. People put their hope in what youre doing. Some people feel this is their last hope to get change in their lives, Candice Anderson said. She heard the call to do the event in July 2012. Garrett Anderson said she came down to breakfast saying she had a dream about it. Their parents had always told them about Jesus festivals, which Garrett Anderson characterized as a Christian Woodstock held throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. Their parents had attended them and talked about them, he said. And here theyre coming back 30 years later, said his father, James. Garrett Anderson said he had rededicated his life to God in 2007 and had been playing Christian music at church, but was surprised at how he was able to talk with and book acts he wouldnt have expected. (You) get that whisper in your ear from God, and everything falls into place, Garrett Anderson said. Several things threatened to pop up and shut it down, but if God tells you to do something, its going to happen no matter how grim it looks, Garrett Anderson said. Candice Anderson said shes hoping thats the inspirations people get from Faith on Fire. When you go, there is plenty of parking, James Anderson said, although it may be a bit of a walk to the main stage. Also, overnight accommodations are available, along with primitive and recreational vehicle camping. Camping will be at least 1,000 feet from the stage, he said. In primitive areas, generators are discouraged and there would need to be hours of quiet so all can sleep. For full ticket and detailed logistics answers, visit the tickets and FAQ sections of www.FaithOnFireInc.com. To volunteer, contact Candice Anderson at 863443-2344. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID In addition to being able to win a basket of donated items from Lake Placids five arts and culture nonprofits, Novembers 1st Friday event will combine a festive street fair with the opportunity to visit Tobys Clown School, the Mural Society, the historical Society, the Art League and the Caladium Co-op. Admission to each site is free and light refreshments will be served. If you visit all five nonprofits, you could be the lucky winner of this months gift basket. To be eligible, you must have your card stamped at each location. Your card may be obtained at your fist stop and turned in at your last. All five nonprofits will be open for your enjoyment from 4-8 p.m. When you visit Tobys Clown School, you will be treated to a free magic show, have your face painted, see a large collection of clownrelated art work in the gallery and shop in the gift store. Feel free to take pictures with the clowns at the school or if you see them entertaining the street fair crowd. The Clown School is on Interlake Boulevard at the circle. Award-winning photographer Glenn Gonzales is the honored guest at the Mural Society this month. His passion is photographing beautiful old cars and airplanes as well as wildlife and landscapes. Gonzalesphotographs of the murals of Lake Placid will appear in the next issue of the mural tour book scheduled for publication in January 2014. When you visit the Mural Society, which is in Lake Placids Chamber of Commerce on Oak Avenue, you may view a 10-minute video that will answer many of your mural-related questions. In addition to having your card stamped for the 1st Friday gift basket, be sure to enter the drawing for one of Gonzalesmatted photos of a popular Lake Placid mural. In recognition of Veterans Day, American flags will be presented to the first 40 veterans and children who visit the Historical Society in the Train Depot on Park Street. This month, the Historical Society also wants to remember the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedys assassination. The Society has several Kennedy-related books at the museum. In addition, a dress worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy is on display. Mrs. Kennedys dress has been part of the Societys historical collection for several years. The Art League will host an exhibit of noted artist Bill Snyders students at their open house this month. The Art League, which features award-winning oil and acrylic paintings by local artists, is located on Dal Ha ll Boulevard. The woodcrafters also make their home at the Art League. Vince Connell will be rec ognized as Artist of the Month by the Caladium Cooperative this month. Hi s work will be on display in the show room. Local crafters will have their wor k on display and for purchase throughout the co-op building. Tickets for the co-ops annual Tea, which will be held Jan. 19 at the Elks Lodge, will also be availab le for sale. Tickets are $25. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 Page A3 biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 2 6 4 1 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 103402-publix liquors; 0 0 0 3 2 7 6 4 1st Friday Tour to feature JFK, local artist Gonzalez Faith on Fire festival seeks volunteers Christian music event Nov. 8-11 at River Ranch Garrett Anderson event organizerSeveral things threatened to pop up and shut it down, but if God tells you to do something, its going to happen no matter how grim it looks. Other concerns and comp laints by residents included h aving commercial vendors a t the event versus having f ree food and having a festiv al versus a remembrance e vent. Sutherland said Monday t hat the expenses outlined by c ommunity members for the 2 014 event were reasona ble and in line with other e vents. The $4,450 funding r equest would be a perc ent sponsorship and partn ership with the CRA, she s aid. Deputy Mayor Brenda G iles asked Monday if the C RABoard also would have t o table the matter of fundi ng the community-led e vent, since the advisory b oard had tabled it. H owever, Councilmen Parke S utherland and Garrett A nderson both said the CRA B oard could take the advisor y boards recommendation, b ut didnt have to vote the s ame way. Continued from A1 CRA gives funds for community MLK Day celebration

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W e commend Lake Placid on h olding its trick or t reating on H alloween itself. It is rare anymore to have a h oliday on the day it was origi nally meant to celebrate l ike Memorial Day was c hanged to create a three day w eek-end. Halloween grew out of the t housands-years-old Celtic fest ival called Samhain (pron ounced sow-in). It occurred a s summer ended, the days g rowing dark and short in a w orld only lit by fire (to quote W illiam Manchester). It was a t ime before Christ and filled w ith superstition; when ghosts w ere thought to roam the c ountryside looking to steal l iving bodies. During Samhain people b urned bonfires and wore cost umes to confuse and scare the g hosts away. As Christianity spread t hroughout Europe Samhain e volved. According to H istory.com, in 1000 A.D. the Catholic Church made Nov. 1 All Souls Day, and the night before which had been Samhain became All Hallows Eve, which in turn became Halloween. The holiday got off to a slow start in America, but in the 1800s immigrants from Europe popularized the celebration. By the 1920s, Halloween was popular. By the 1930s, costumes were being mass-produced for the first time. From the beginning, communities organized a night of child friendly parades and parties with games and costumes, the children going house to house in the neighborhood trick or treating. Eighty plus years later, Halloween, while controversial for some, is still very popular. Popular enough to pump billions of dollars into the economy. For example, according to the USDA, 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins were turned into jack-o-laterns in 2010. According to the National Retail Federation, in 2012 Americans spent $8 billion on costumes, candy and decorations. The federation anticipates that, because of the economy, we will spend a little less this year, about $6.9 billion all together. Of that total about $1 billion is spent on childrens costumes, about $1.2 billion on adults, and $330 million on pets. The most popular pet costumes, by the way, are pumpkins, hot dogs, cats and devils. We dont support the idea of Halloween just because it makes money for merchants. Nor do we oppose it because it comes from pagan roots. We think there is simple, good, clean fun in dressing up and going trick or treating and bobbing for apples. The festivities provide yet another opportunity for parents and children to create lasting memories. So, thanks to Lake Placid for getting the day right, and to all the little Batmen, princesses and ghosts who will ll be out Thursday night in Lake Placid: Have fun, brush your teeth after eating candy and look both ways before crossing the street. TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor daniel.hoehne@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONlegals@newssun.com NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor publisher@newssun.com VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSmcollins@newssun.com ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 www.newssun.com Halloween should be on Halloween A nother subject added to curriculum E ditor: I would like to congratulate the lang uage arts teacher Courtney Germaine a nd the sixth-grade students at Sebring M iddle School for their project Stand U p and Stop Bullying. It has become a n ationwide problem. Another subject a dded to a teachers curriculum. I taught for 37 years in Long Island, N .Y. Bullying did exist to some extent b ut the multi-media has created a m oster show and tell 24/7. Since this will be a nationwide proje ct, I would request the students to s end to each member of Congress a p ink button Stop Bullying and to s top assault each other and concent rate on the problems in our country. C hildren are like sponges. They absorb w hat they hear and see and act on it. Maybe these kids are the adults in t he room. Best of luck kids. Jane M. McDonough Sebring County shouldnt compete with business E ditor: I believe it was at the last commiss ioners meeting that I said, Its time t o consider replacing Highlands County E MS (Emergency Medical Service) w ith a private sector service. In r eviewing my words, I feel that I s hould have used the word retire i nstead of replace. Its time to cons ider retiring Highlands County EMS a nd use a private service. I feel I am quite aware of all the g ood they have done throughout the c ounty. The many lives they have saved t hrough the years being no. 1. I would n ot be here today if it wasnt for H ighlands County EMS. They save my l ife. I still remember Mickey Byrd as b eing one of the medics that came to m y house to take me to Gainesville in t he ambulance. We only had to go from S ebring to Avon Park, as it turns out, b ut thats another story. As I recall, the forming of Highlands C ounty Emergency Medical Service w as in the mid-late s when our c ounty hospital was built. I was at the d edication and had the privilege of m eeting and visiting with Edna Pierce L ockett. As it turns out, she became o ne of my Jeep customers in the early 70s. Awonderful person. During the s, the population of H ighlands County was not yet large to s upport a private sector ambulance s ervice to take care of our needs at that t ime. So, out of necessity, our H ighlands County EMS was formed. T hey have done a wonderful job as Im s ure most would agree, especially all of u s who needed them. The time has c ome. We have adequate private sector b usinesses to perform these needs. I, a nd many others, I hope feel that the government, Highlands County EMS, should not continue to compete with our private sector businesses. Dick Noel SebringPresident is master at blame gameEditor: The Presidents failure to negotiate with his opposition to delay the opening date of his health care plan has come back to bite him. Although the public was practically unanimous against this benefit cutting and cost increasing plan, he was intent on pushing it down their throats. Now he has exposed himself and his Administration to their high degree of ineptness in not being able to launch the plan. After all they had three to four years to get this up and running. To get the peoples minds off this monumental fiasco, he is today talking immigration reform. His intransigence on the matter resulted in a shutdown of the government. He was delighted with this as it gave him a chance to really flail his opposition and cause much inconvenience to the public. He is a master at blaming everybody else for his failures. His opposition doesnt really amount to much as it is loaded with belt way boobs who are more concerned with their image and keeping their jobs than the welfare of their constituents. They ridicule their fellow members, who are standing up for their constituents by calling them names such as Wacos. Unfortunately, in the end they bow down and give into the President. They talk about waiting until the elections in 2016. Did it ever occur to them or you, that by 2016 this man will be the government and there will be no more elections? Dick Ford Sebring BouquetMany help with fathers careEditor: Please permit me to thank the following community of service given to the care of my father, Harold Fernandez, during his last illness: Highlands Regional Medical Center, The Palms Nursing Home, The Palms Home Health Care, St. Catherine Catholic Church, Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home, Good Shephard Hospice House, and Yogi Bar. Your charity of service will be rewarded. I have lived here in Sebring for the past 20 years, coming from Sarasota, and have made many good friends. I have found this (to be) a very good community in which to live, so I will continue to live here and part time in Sarasota. Again, I wish to thank you all for your friendships, your moral support and condolences. All greatly appreciated and never to be forgotten. I will remember you all in my prayers and Holy Masses. Eternal rest five unto Harold Fernandez, o Lord, and let the perpetual light of thy countenance shine upon him soon. May he rest in peace. Amen. Renaldo Fernandez Sebring Not every bad thing that happens to us is bad, long term. Ive learned it well; some of lifes biggest blessings arrive unexpectedly, wrapped in the most unsightly dressings. Its as if the alchemy happens in the waiting. And so it may be for the GOP, as they now get to witness certain Democrats, who supported Obamacare, paying a hefty price for their misdeeds. Bad choices have a way of boomeranging back and hitting us in the head. Some call it Karma, the Bible calls it The Law of the Harvest, and, in this case, the GOPshould call it a gift because a growing number of Democrats who spent more than two weeks opposing Republicansrequest for a delay in Obamacare have suddenly seen the light. Signing on to an Oct.22 letter written by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Democrats are asking the White House to grant an extension to Obamacares open-enrollment. The letter makes it sound as if these liberals are looking out for us, but if that were true, they would not have shut down the government in the first place. Liberals are sort of like that person who tells everyone hes buying Halloween candy "for the kids" but then has to leave his house lights off Oct. 31 because his belly is bulging and the candy bags are empty. Seriously, I dont know how liberals sleep at night knowing a law they passed caused so much chaos in the lives of everyday Americans; millions are losing coverage because their plans dont meet the ACAs requirements. Last week in Florida alone, 300,000 people lost their coverage. The Weekly Standard estimates 16 million people will receive cancellation notices and many will experience "some pretty big rate increases." Besides the Healthcare.gov meltdown, CBS News discovered the sites "shop and browse" section "a serious pricing problem" wherein premiums are underestimated by half in some cases. That said, it seems at least some Democrat Congressmen have come to their senses, right? Not even close. Reality has a way of waking us up when cold, hard facts splash us in the face like artic water. And the reality of reelection seems to have inspired some to be less-than-altru istic in their request to delay Obamacare. Its creepy how that works. Three weeks ago, those proposing a delay were likened to terrorists, hostage-takers, enemies o f the state, insane, and catastrophe creators but now its a common sense idea to push for an extension for those like Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark, whose approval numbers have plummeted 19 percent since last year. Add to that, a recent poll found that Arkansans blame Democrats for the shutdown. In addition to Pryor, signatories to Shaheens lette r are Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat from my new, great state of Alaska, as well as Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La), Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Michael Bennett (D-CO) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). CNN reported all Senat e Democrats up for re-election will sign on in hopes the administration will throw them a life-line (shrouded under the guise of an extension to help constituents). In reality, a n extension extends to at-risk Democrats the gift of extr a time to coast through the 2014 election, avoiding the wrath of angry constituents venting with their votes over this unpopular law, its exorbitant costs, and IRS fines. Things will get worse before they get better. Whether it is now or after HealthCare.govs website is finally fixed, American s will get to know the tangled web that is Obamaca re that Frankenstein of a bill passed in the darkness of night without a single Republican vote. Susan Stamper Brown is an opinion page columnist who writes about politics, the economy and culture. Email Susan at writestamper@gmail.com or her website at susanstamperbrown.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Obamacare boomerangs on Democrats up for re-election Guest Column Susan Stamper Brown EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the ed iters are limited to two per month and a guest colum n can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opin ion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so con sider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. 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ORLANDO (AP) Central Florida activists are asking Republican lawmakers Tuesday to follow the lead of California U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham and support the latest comprehensive immigration reform bill. Last weekend, Denham became the first House Republican to join the Democrat-backed plan. On Tuesday, farmworkers, students and their supporters will press GOPReps. Dennis Ross, Tom Rooney and Daniel Webster to follow suit. Hundreds of activists plan to march through downtown Orlando and also call on House speaker John Boehner to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. Also Tuesday, Jacksonville evangelical leaders will join their brethren at the U.S. Capitol to urge Congress to act. The reform isnt a political action. Its a humane action, said Hilario Bajaras, a 63-year-old-farmworker who lives in Auburndale and planned to take part in the march. Even though Barajas was born in the United States, making him a U.S. citizen, his parents werent and they were deported to Mexico when he was age 3. Barajas and his brother and sister returned to Mexico with his parents until he was 13 years old and decided to return to the U.S. r esults of tests took a long t ime, and there were few o ptions for treatment. The diagnosis, caught me o ff guard. I was scared to d eath and didnt know what t o think, Lund said. Her second bout with the d isease came a year and a h alf ago. She finished radiat ion in April of 2013 and is w ell and active. The second time around, k nowing what to expect and w ith the advances in techn ology and medicine, Lund w as not as overwhelmed as s he had been the first time. On the other hand, having h ad cancer before, she was a ll too aware of the dangers s he faced. Lund said she relied heavi ly on scriptures, and God k ept sending her comforting m essages although once s he turned to James 1:2-4 w hich told her, to find joy i n my trials, and I thought, Are you kidding me Lord? F ind joy in my trials? Paradoxically, she added, t he passage taught her a g reat lesson. Finding joy p roduces endurance; e ndurance produces faith; a nd faith brings strength, s he said. The most important thing t o do when facing cancer, L und said, is to keep a posi tive attitude and surround y ourself with positive peop le. Before making decisions, b ring someone with you to d octor appointments. Its too e asy to misunderstand, or l eave important questions u nasked. Its overwhelmi ng, Lund said, so its i mportant to have a good c aregiver. She added she w as blessed with her husb and Tom, and her son Chad. Chose a doctor you can w ork with as a team, she s aid. Dont get too busy to t ake care of yourself. N othing should stand b etween yourself and your t reatments and follow-up v isits. In addition to being an u plifting example, Lund has s pent her life working to r aise funds for cancer r esearch and patient support for example, serving as a t eam captain and area organi zer for the Avon Park Relay f or Life and as a member on the Florida Hospital Foundation board. Lund hopes more people participate in fundraisers over the winter and attend their local Relay event in the spring, but, Dont do it because you are asked, said Lund, do it for a purpose so more people can celebrate birthdays. She urges friends to form teams now and plan a fundraising campaign. Make it fun, she said, not a chore. Youll laugh and youll cry and raise money that will save someones life. What a wonderful way to spend time. It touches your heart. In her turn Lund touches hearts. She leads by example and encourages others to do the same. She never asks anyone to do anything that she herself couldnt or wouldnt do. She is a woman of noble character and she speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction, said Jamie Bateman, who works with her at the Foundation. (Jean), she added, has touched the lives of so many in our community that one could lose count. Albritton said it this way, We need more Jean Lunds in this world. Which is why the NewsSun positively honors Lund as the Unsung Hero for October, 2013. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 Page A5 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 10/30/13; 0 0 0 3 3 2 4 6 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main rhp top of stack, free; 0 0 0 3 3 2 8 6 Continued from A1 Unsung Heroes award sponsored by the heroes at Agero. Courtesy photo A two-time cancer survivor, Jean Lund has spent countless hours giving back to the community, from organizing the Relay for Life event in Avon Park to raise money for the American Cancer Society, to serving on the Florida Hospital Foundation board. Lund relied on faith, family to get through cancer battle a go, Ford said. In some c ases it may lead to revis ions to the flood maps put o ut by the Federal E mergency Management A gency. In fact, there is a bipartis an group of lawmakers w hich has been pressing for a four-year delay to changes i n the federal governments f lood insurance program, w hich is threatening to hit t housands of citizens with u naffordable premium hikes. The new rules have sent s ome home values plummeti ng because of the uncertaint y over rates because subsidized rates cannot be passed along to buyers. On the other hand, Ford reported the meeting was not related to SWFWMDs previous work on minimum flows and levels for many lakes in the county, including some in the Carter Creek watershed. Lake Lotela has had problems with water levels as have lakes Verona, Tulane and Viola, while others like Glenada and Leila have had fewer issues. Ford said that may be due to the fact they have a muck bottom. I expect those and other questions will be raised at the open house, he said. Continued from A1 Water district to host open house on Carter Creek watershed Activists press reps on immigration Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Several years ago, Cornerstone Hospice joined the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment of the nations veterans called We Honor Veterans. By recognizing the unique needs of Americas veterans and their families, Cornerstone Hospice, in partnership with VAstaff, has learned how to accompany and guide veterans and their families through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending. Through the We Honor Veterans Program, Cornerstone Hospice has promoted veterancentric educational activities to the community; increase organizational capacity to serve veterans; developed strategic partner ships throughout its serviced counties; increase access to Veterans and improve quality of care; provided for a veteran-toveteran outreach; honored and SALUTED! hundreds of veterans. The agencys celebration of veterans and their families is wide spread and the upcom ing VeteransDay is no exception. Cornerstone Hospice invites the community to join them at Lake Placid Health Care Center, 125 Tomoka Blvd. South in Lake Placid on Monday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to honor those who have served and their fam ilies. Cornerstone Hospice and Lake Placid Healthcare would like to also recognize ve terans within the community. Please RSVP on or before Thursday, Nov. 7, to 863-633 8143 with your full name, phone number and branch of service. Cornerstone to honor veterans in Lake Placid

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ANDRE LaCROIX Andre F. LaCroix, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Mr. LaCroix was born Jan. 31, 1922 in France. He is formerly of Sebring, Fla., and he moved to Winter Haven, Fla. three years ago. He served in the French Airforce and was a member of BPOE and the Elks. Mr. LaCroix is preceded by his wife, Marie LaCroix; daughter, Madeline Hamilton; and grandson, Michael Luposello. He is survived by his son, Louis e LaCroix of Winter Haven, Fla.; grandsons Shaune Hamilton and Shannon Hamilton; two great-grand children, and a brother and sister in France. Amemori al service will be held at a later date. f or a downloadable form at t he bottom of the page. Prep rinted forms are also availa ble at the chamber office, 2 8 E. Main St. Caladium Co-op c hanges hoursLAKE PLACID The C aladium Arts and Crafts C ooperative at 132 E. I nterlake Blvd. has changed t he hours of operation to 10 a .m. to 5 p.m. from MondayS aturday November through A pril. The hours of operation w ill be Tuesdays to S aturdays from May to N ovember. The Co-op is open until 8 p .m. during the 1st Friday T our event. For information on b ecoming a member call 6 99-5940 or visit www.calad iumarts.org/. Garden Club p resents Home and Garden Tour LAKE PLACID Lake P lacid Garden Club presents f our beautiful lakefront h omes and gardens to be o pen for tour from 1-4 p.m. F riday, Dec. 6. Free refreshm ents and poinsettia sale will be held at the clubs Holiday Cafe in the pavillion at Stuart Park. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the park on the day of the tour. Maps will be provided with the tickets. For tickets or further information contact Peggy Alexander at 465-1269 or Connie Watson at 465-0487. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund college scholarships and civic projects in the Lake Placid community.Moose Riders have fish frySEBRING The Moose Riders at Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 are holding their bi-weekly fish fry on Thursday. Fish baskets will be served from 5-7 p.m. by JTand his crew; karaoke by Double DD will begin at 6 p.m. and a 50/50 will be drawn. Net profits from all Moose Rider functions are donated to Moose and local charities. Moose members and guests are welcome. ABATE prepares for Toy RunSEBRING The 28th annual Toy Run sponsored by the ABATE of Florida, Inc. Inerstate Chapter is planned for Saturday, Dec. 7. Cost is $10 per person and all participants are asked to donate an unwrapped toy. Line up will begin at 11 a.m. at the Blue Crab Restaurant, 825 N. Ridgewood Drive. The ride will begin promptly at 1 p.m., ending at the Elks Lodge, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. There will be a 50/50, auction and turkey dinner to help bring the run to a close at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit local children in need during the holidays. For information, contact Ernie G-Man Gelinas, Inerstae Chapter president, at 873-6202 or Dale Moore, Inerstate Chapter vice president, at 414-4213.YMCA offers Good Dog courseSEBRING Highlands County YMCA(100 YMCA Lane) will offer a winter dog obedience and behavioral modification course Good Dog. The course is being offered to all citizens and visitors of Highlands County. You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to partake. This will be the last class until the fall. This is a six-week course that will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday. The class meets each Saturday for approximately one hour. The classes are held under cover and fully fenced to keep the owner and dog comfortable along with protection from nature's elements. Good Dog is geared towards dogs of all ages and levels. The course will focus on good manners, obedience and behavioral modifications. Upon completion of this course, you will have learned how to communicate better with your dog and have fun doing it. Many techniques are utilized including positive reinforcement to help motivate both you and your dog. Puppies and dogs must be current on their vaccinations. Cost is $60. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 6559080.APHS Class of reunitesAVON PARK Plans are under way for the Avon Park High Class of 73 Reunion. The reunion is planned for Friday and Saturday. If you have an interest or know someones contact information, send an e-mail to Aphsclassof73gmail.com Page A6 News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 www.newssun.com CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 3 CENTRAL FLORIDA HEARING; 3.639"; 5"; Black plus three; process, tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 2 9 8 6 Continued from A2 RICHARD CROTEAU Richard Henry Croteau, age 65, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Sebring, Fla. He was born May 11, 1948 to Arthur and Yvonne (Gagne) Croteau in Exeter, N.H. and had been a resident of Sebring since 1996, coming from Epping, N.H. He was a painter in the marine industry, served in the U.S. Marines from 1966 until 1970 and was of the Protestant faith. He was a member of the American Legion and Gulf 2/7. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Croteau; children, Jeff Croteau of New Hampshire, Tammy Kalin of New Jersey, Patricia Croteau, Ryan Croteau, Alysha Croteau, Michael Hanson, and Mark Hanson; siblings, Robert Croteau, Ronald Croteau, Janette Warren, and Carol Grant; and four grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 (863) 385-0125 stephensonnelsonfh.com MELISSAKELLY Melissa Ruth Kelly, 59, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at her home in Plant City due to cancer. She was born May 21, 1954 in Lakeland. Melissa was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. She was preceded by her father, Clifton M. Kelly and mother, Doris Williams Kelly. She is survived by her sisters, Cynthia Kelly Sweat, Linda Kelly Vinesett and Hilda Kelly Aparicio; brother, Jim Kelly; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hillsborough County Humane Society or the Highlands County Champions for Children Foundation. Avisitation was Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home at Serenity Gardens (3350 Mall Hill Drive, Lakeland, Fla. 33810). Afuneral service followed at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Kelly Obituaries Community Briefs BRISTOL(AP) Prosecutors say suspended Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch tried to orchestrate a cover-up in order to hide his decision to intervene in a gun case in this small rural county. But during opening statements on Tuesday an attorney for Finch said that the state had little proof that Finch destroyed or altered public records connected to the case. Finch was first elected in November 2012 and is on trial for official misconduct and falsifying public records. Finch has said he believes in 2nd Amendment gun rights and freed Floyd Eugene Parrish after one of his deputies arrested Parrish for carrying a gun without a concealed weapons permit. Prosecutors accuse Panhandle sheriff of cover-up t he Highlands County courth ouse after defense attorney S hirley Whitsitt requested a t rial continuance at the r equest of her client. Whitsitt stated that she h adnt had a chance to d epose witness Michael S haffer, who stated that he a nd King had been abusing d rugs sometime during the w eek of the incident and n eeded more time to prepare i n light of the states expans ion of its scope. States attorney Richard C astillo immediately went o n the offense, stating that a c ontinuance would be detrim ental to the case as well as t he witnesses who have m oved schedules around to p resent at the trial. Its not Whitsitt whos a sking for a continuance its h er client. Continuances c ome from the attorney, now s he may change that I dont k now. But she didnt say Judge I need a continua nce.She said, My client is a sking for a continuance, s aid Castillo. Sites agreed that the attorn ey should be the only pers on requesting a continuance o f a trial, but reminded C astillo that a change in the w ay the drug use evidence w ill be looked at and used d uring the trial may have h indered Whitsitt from being f ully prepared for the trial. Mrs. Whitsitt, other than t aking the deposition of Mr. S haffer, at this point in time, a re there any other indicat ions of work you would h ave done if this ruling had n ot been in play? Sites a sked. Whitsitt stated that a lab r eport from FDLE was comp leted on Oct. 22 and r eceived by Whitsitt on Oct. 23, which she had yet to review. Whitsett stated that she would like to at least speak to the lab technician but that a deposition was not likely from that person. I dont know if I would take a depo, but I would like to speak to the lab tech, Whitsitt said. Judge Sites took a second recess so that Whitsitt could talk to Shaffer. Sites and attorneys returned to the courtroom at 1 p.m. to discuss the progress that had been made by Whitsitt. I did take the deposition and it was helpful, said Whitsitt. I am requesting a continuance, however, to get a toxicologist. Whitsitt felt a toxicologist needed to be brought in to discuss the ins and outs of the affects of methamphetamine and marijuana of the body. Initially the drug usage was to be limited to the sixth and seventh (of September, 2012), the days he (King) had the child and when the child expired, Sites said. The states theory is that the drug use contributed to the culpable negligence. Im not willing to grant a continuance right now, but Im willing to give the defense some time to make some calls. Whitsitt stated she had contacted a forensic toxicologist from the University of South Florida, but was unable to get the individual on the phone. Whitsitt was granted the remainder of Tuesday afternoon to find a toxicologist who could possibly shed light on the drug affects and its relevance to this case. The courts ready to go. The court has been ready to go. Its the parties that is holding this up, Sites said. Seven jurors, four men and three women, were officially sworn in at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday for the two-day trial. Trials do not go like they do or you see on TV. They typically dont go this way either. Weve had some unanticipated change of circumstances with this trial and I apologize for that. I see no reason to keep you here any longer today, Sites said to jurors. Judge Sites ordered the jurors to refrain from logging onto local news shows, reading local news outlets, social media sites or discussing the case with anyone. The jurors will report back to the Highlands County courthouse at 8:30 a.m. today. Continued from A1 Testimony begins today in King trial Katara Simmons/News-Sun Judge William Sites listens to discussion from the state and defense teams Tuesday morning during the first day of the Christopher King felony manslaughter trial. Sites will decide today whether or not to grant the defenses request for a continuance due to unanticipated circumstancesthat emerged during Tuesday mornings proceedings. The trial of Christopher King will continue through Thursday. WASHINGTON (AP) Trayvon M artins mother told a panel of senators T uesday that state stand your ground s elf-defense laws do not work and must b e amended, reviving the politically c harged gun control issue a year ahead o f the 2014 midterm elections. But little besides politics emerged f rom the session, held in the Senates m ade-for-television hearing room. D emocrats who hold majority power in t he Senate and are trying to keep it supp orted Sybrina Fultons call. This law is an invitation for conf rontation, said Sen. Dick Durbin, DI ll., who chaired the session. Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, said the matter should be left to the states that passed the laws. The states are doing quite well...without our interference, Rep. Louie Gohmert testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Said Cruz: This is not about politicking. This is not about inflaming racial tensions. This is about the right of everyone to protect themselves and protect their families. Cruz made reference to statistics which, he said, show that blacks cite stand your ground laws at least as often as whites. Race and politics were unmistakably woven into the event and in the broader public policy debate. Theres little willingness in Congress to weigh in on the laws of 22 states that have some form of the policy. These laws generally cancel a persons duty to retreat in the face of a serious physical attack. Members of Congress are busily engaged in their re-election efforts for next years midterms, with 35 seats at stake in the Senate, all 435 seats in the GOP-controlled House and the majorities of both chambers hanging in the balance. Gun control is a politically divisive issue, more so in the wake of mass shootings in Newtown, Conn. Senators bicker over state stand your ground laws

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www.newssun.com News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 Page A7 rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnn nnn nnnfnffnnnbn f bfffnffbf fnbfnb f fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classified tn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.282009CA000014A000XX U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LXS 2006-12N Plaintiff, vs. MATTIA SPADA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MATTIA SPADA; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 1,2013,and entered in Case No. 282009CA000014A000XX,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LXS 2006-12N is Plaintiff and MATTI A SPADA; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORID A 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 3rd day of January,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1,BLOCK K,LAKE JACKSON BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 63,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 2nd day of October,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File No.08-11192 OWB October 30; November 6,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2010-CA-001121 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC., Plaintiff, vs. DRUPATIE ETWARU,et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,pursuant to a Final Judgment dated October 16, 2013,entered in Civil Case Number 28-2010-CA-001121,in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC.is the Plaintiff,and GEORGE C.KEZEMIDES,ESQ.(ADVERSE ATTORNEY FOR ETWARU DRUPATIE),et al.,are the Defendants,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 25,BLOCK 3,SEBRING RIDGE,SECTION G,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,at Jury Assembly Room,in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33871 at 11:00 AM,on the 19th day of December,2013.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED:October 16,2013. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k ``In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act,persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall,within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding,contact the Administrative Office of the Court,Highlands County Courthouse, 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870,telephone 9863) 402-6594,TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service''. October 30; November 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2011-CA-000558 DIVISION: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-WF4, Plaintiff, vs. LOWE EDWARD LASHLEY,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 16,2013 and entered in Case No.28-2011-CA-000558 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-WF4,is the Plaintiff and LOWE EDWARD LASHLEY; KAHOKA LYNNETTE HASKINS; GE MONEY BANK,A CORPORATION F/K/A GE CAPITAL CONSUMBER CARD CO. AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO MONOGRAM CREDIT CARD BANK OF GEORGIA; STATE OF FLORIDA; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; HIGHLANDS COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT; are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM,on the 14th day of November,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 28,BLOCK 3,LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS,2ND ADDITION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 106 ROSEMARY AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33875-0000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 16,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F11021217 WELLSLPS-CONV-R-bmellette-Team1F11021217 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. October 23,30,2013 AND ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a Mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County,Florida: Lot 41,Block 336,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 16,a subdivision according tot eh plat thereof,as recorded in Plat Book 10,Page 4,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Mike P.Gunderson, Platiniffs' attorney whose address is Berntsson,Ittersagen,Gunderson & Wideikis,LLP, 18401 Murdock Circle,Unit C,Port Charlotte,Florida 33948,on or before December 3,2013,and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court October 22,2013. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk October 30; November 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.13-481-GCS NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION BOARD, Plaintiff, vs. AUBREY J.ARD,JR.A/K/A AUBREY ARD, HOLLY ARD,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, and RHOADES & KARLSON,P.A., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY TO:DEFENDANTS,AUBREY J.ARD,JR. A/K/A AUBREY ARD and HOLLY ARD,IF ALIVE,AND IF DEAD,THEIR UNKNOWN WIDOWS,WIDOWERS,HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THEM AD ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE FOREGOING DEFENDANTS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2009-CA-001580 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS,INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-17 Plaintiff(s), vs. VANDA D.MARTIN,et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 16,2013,and entered in Case No.28-2009-CA-001580 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS,INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-17 is the Plaintiff and VANDA D.MARTIN; WOOD N' IRONS OF SUN 'N LAKE OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.and CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES,INC.and MANOR HILL OWNER'S ASSOCIATION,INC. are the Defendants,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida,at 11:00 a.m.on the 14th day of November,2013,the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment,to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS AND STATE OF FLORIDA,BEING KNOWN AND DESCRIBED AS LOT 9,BLOCK 261,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 13,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as:3627 SUNRISE DR.SEBRING,FL 33872 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE,YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.AFTER 60 DAYS,ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County,Florida,this 16th day of October,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,Clerk HIGHLANDS County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 972233.001834 ``In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act,persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall,within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding,contact the Administrative Office of the Court,HIGHLANDS County,590 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870-County Phone 863-402-6594 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service''. October 23,30,2013 needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 2010-CA-000755/64959-T jjp October 23,30,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2010-CA-000755 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DELORES A.JACOBS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DELORES A.JACOBS; GEORGE N.JACOBS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE N.JACOBS; IF LIVING,INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES,AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; MEADOWLAKE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION,INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER,OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 16,BLOCK B,MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A -47 Meadowlake Circle Lake Placid,FL 33852 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on November 14,2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 16th day of October,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001172 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC. Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS BERNIER,HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA,STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,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 3,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: THE PORTION OF LOT 3,BLOCK 14, SECTION 15,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3 AND RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE THEREOF 190 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST AND PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 71 FEET; THENCE SOUTH AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 190 FEET; THENCE EAST TO POINT OF BEGINNING HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:700 WINTHROP ST,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 January 3,2014 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 3rd day of October,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 327628/1217241/anp October 30; November 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000923 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF RAFAEL COTT,DECEASED, JEANNETTE SANLLEY,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 21,BLOCK 20,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 2,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 48,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:4204 PALAZZO STREET,SEBRING,FL 33872; 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 Michalak Deputy Clerk 327611/1111160/tio October 23,30,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.28-2013-CA-000712 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. WAYNE E.MCMULLIAN,SHIRLEY V. MCMULLIAN,et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WAYNE E.MCMULLIAN CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOW ADDRESS 2984 QUAIL RD VENUS,FL 33852 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 4,IN BLOCK 9,OF VENETIAN VILLAGE REVISED,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 12,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. commonly known as 107 JASMINE ST,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Michael L.Tebbi of Kass Shuler,P.A.,plaintiff's attorney,whose address is P.O.Box 800, Tampa,Florida 33601,(813)229-0900,on or before December 3,2013,(or 30 days from the first date of publication,whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated:October 25,2013. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W.GERMAINE 590 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) 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,tot he provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863) 534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. October 30; November 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001038 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MARIA A.SOBALVARRO,RUBNER SOBALVARRO,JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION,INC., A ND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 27,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 81,OF SEBRING HILLS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:125 SPARROW A VE,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 19,2013 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 17th day of October,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 320400/1032875/alg October 23,30,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.11000827GCS BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., PLAINTIFF, V S. TIM BEVINS,ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 3,2013,in the above action,I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida,on January 3,2014,at 11:00 AM,at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 for the following described property: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND, SITUATE,LYING AND BEING IN THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,TO-WIT: LOT 20,BLOCK 3,LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS 2ND ADDITION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 2,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. TAX ID#:C-33-35-29-040-0030-0200 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.The Court,in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale.Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED:October 3,2013 By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group,P.A. 1499 W.Palmetto Park Rd.,Suite 300 Boca Raton,FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Office of the Court Administrator at 863-534-4686,255 North Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. File #10-003685-FST\11000827GCS\OLS October 30; November 6,2013 1050 Legals PLACE YOUR GARAGE SALE AD IN THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! CALL 314-9876CLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTS

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Page A8News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-412 IN RE:ESTATE OF JOHN M.JERNIGAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN M.JERNIGAN,deceased,whose date of death was July 3,2013,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 representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 23,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Wayne A.Jernigan 6261 S.W.188 Avenue Southwest Ranches,FL 33332 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ W.Roy Wilkes A ttorney for Wayne A.Jernigan Florida Bar Number:0608475 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Telephone:(863)699-2222 Fax:(863)465-1857 E-Mail:wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: darah@wilkeslawfirm.com October 23,30,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000652 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JUAN F.ROSADO,SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN F.ROSADO,SR.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,INC.; VERNELL C.SMITH, TRUSTEES OF THE VERNELL C.SMITH TRUST DATED JANUARY 20,2012; MONICA J.WADDELL,TRUSTEES OF THE VERNELL C.SMITH TRUST DATED JANUARY 20, 2012; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:JUAN F.ROSADO,SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN F.ROSADO,SR. Whose residence is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses,if any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra,9204 King Palm Drive,Tampa, FL 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660, fascimile (813)915-0559,within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property,to wit: LOT 2 AND THE EAST 50 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 14,SECOND SUBDIVISION HOFFMANS GROVE,ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS,FLORIDA,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 96,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. If you fail to file your response or answer, if any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C.Consuegra,9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa,Florida 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660,facsimile (813)915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 24th day of October,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. File No.128904/GTMHD6 October 30; November 6,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.13-000112-GC HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID M.POTEAT,individually, KATHY L.POTEAT,individually,and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Compalint'' (the "Final Judgment''),entered in the above-styled action on June 20 2013,the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,as described in the attached Exhibit ``A'' at a Public Sale,to the highest bidder,for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,on December 2,2013,at 11:00 a.m.: EXHIBIT ``A'' Lot 2,Block 142,NORTHSIDE SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof,as recorded in Plat Book 3,Pages 32 and 33,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. A ddress:6602 Old Orchard Avenue,Sebring,FL 33876 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 30; November 6,2013 1050 LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013Page A9 1050LegalsWE BUYALL AUTOS with or without Title. Any Year / Make / Model / Condition. We will pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. Call Cind y 813-505-6935 9400Automotive Wanted 9000 TransportationELLIPTICAL MACHINE, Nordic Track CX 920. IFIT.com display, heart rate, time, distance & more. Good Cond. $150. 863-453-5005 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 Recreation WOMAN'S CLUBFLEA MARKET Nov. 1st & 2nd. 8 12pm. Furn., small appliances, clothing, jewelry, electronics, decorations & Bake sale. 4260 Lakeview Dr., across from Veterans Beach. SPRING LAKE* GREAT SALE 209 Blossom Dr. (off Spring Lake Blvd.) Fri & Sat, Nov 1 & 2, 8am to 2pm. Sm. Appliances, Cargo trailer, Casio music system, Variety of Caterpillar toys. Much More! SEBRING *HUGE YARD SALE 3304 Sparta Cir., Fri & Sat., Nov. 1 & 2, 7am-? Furn., Household items, Clothes, Tools, 5' X 9' Trailer w/ John deer 42" riding lawn mower $1250, Electronics. MORE! SEBRING THURS.FRI. 3423 New York Ave. Fairmont Estates. Stove, portable A/C, humidifier, kitchen set, trailer, lawn mower, tools, misc. SEBRING HILLSMOVING SALE 211 Wren Avenue. Fri., & Sat., 8am-2pm. Furn., household items & more! SEBRING FRI.SAT. 9 2pm. Hardy's Storage Units. 5680 Schumacher Rd. Multi-Family Sale! SEBRING ESTATESALE Fri. Nov. 1st & Sat. Nov. 2nd Bedroom sets (Thomasville), living room, kitchen set, 7 recliners, 2 couches, small appliances, 3 TV's Sewing machine, clothes, linens, bar stools, pots, pans, flatware, tables. organ, lamps 2013 Dodge Dart ( fully loaded) 14,500 mi. Way too much to list!! Sale starts @ 7:30 to 4pm Friday & Saturday. 213 Quail-Behind the mall, follow signs!! Sale being conducted by TRANSITIONS NOW LLC "Assisting with life's changes" SEBRING -GARAGE/BAKE SALE. Sponsored by New Beginnings Church. Nov. 1 & 2 at 4936 Oak Circle, 8am till ? Large variety. Plants, books, household. SEBRING *COMMUNITYSALE Sat. Nov 2. Girls Club Breakfast (7am-10am) Yard Sale 8am-3pm. 809 Harris Street Bountiful Blessing Church of God. Funds for Girls Clubs Youth Convention. SEBRING *LARGE SALE 310 Van Wall Terrace (off Thunderbird Rd.) Sat Nov 2, 8am 2pm. Clothing, Furniture, Household items, Misc. Equipment. Too Much To List! SEBRING *ESTATE SALE 250 Plantation Dr, Fl 33876. Thur-Fri -Sat, Oct 31-Nov1 & 2, 8am-3pm. Furn., Sm. appliances, Electronics, Household items, Tools, Marine equip., Motorcycle, Excercies equip., Clothes, Ranch supplies. Too Much To List. LAKE PLACIDSAT. NOV. 2, 7:30-3:00, 244 Vienna Ave. A little bit of everything. 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! Thur. Fri. Oct. 31st & Nov. 1st. 8 2pm. 71 E. Thomas St. Ladies + sizes, western books & lots of misc. 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 PARKMOVING ALL MUST GO!! Fri.-Sat. Nov. 1-2, 8am-2pm 805 Boardman Street. Tools, furniture, lots of everything! 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. TRUCK BEDMat for Ford F-150 short bed, heavy rubber, in very good condition. $35. 863-453-7027 TOWING MIRRORSSlide on over factory mirrors for Ford F-150 Lariat 2006 up. $20. 863-453-7027 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 GOLF EQUIPMENTBAG, CLUBS, CARRY ALL, BALLS. $100. 863-452-0269 COUCH &CHAIR, Dinette Table w/ 4 Chairs & Dresser. All for $100. 863-385-6555 or 863-202-0980 CORNER CURIOCABINET glass & mirror w/gold trim. 4 shelves. 2' x 6'. $60. 863-385-0000 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 zillow.com 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 AVON 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 Rentals SEBRING -3Br.,1.5 Ba., 2 carports, Spacious Liv. Rm, Fl. Rm, shed. Appliances included, C/H/A, Semi Furnished. $39,900. No Lot rent. 863-385-3942 AVON 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 4260 Acreage for Sale 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real EstateLAKE PLACIDRestaurant Space For Rent / 2000 3000 Sq. Ft.. Can be used for other businesses. High traffic on Interlake Blvd. RENTED!! 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 Financial WEST PALM& OKEECHOBEE, F/T Therapist, OT, $50/hr. COTA, $30/hr. 561-262-7522 Ask for Paul Winters. paulwinters3@comcast.net LITURGICAL CHURCHSEEKING ORGANIST-CHOIR DIRECTOR. Obtain information by calling 863-414-4230. 2100Help Wanted 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. SEASONAL DRIVERWANTED For Parcel Delivery Must have at least 1 year of verifiable commercial driving exp. within the last 3 years. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass background and drug screening, must be able to lift 70lbs., be dependable and 21 yrs. or older. Send resume or go to Heartland Workforce, or call 863-381-9645. 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: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 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. CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Front Desk Operations for Ophthalmology Office. Prior Experience Preferred, but not required. Fax: 863-385-7442 Please email resume to: ewaterman@eyesfl.com CAREGIVER PT,must have current level. 2 background checks. Text 863-835-0205. 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: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF LIEN SALE/DISPOSAL A CCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE ACT,THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT FIRST SECURITY SELF STORAGE,1866 S.WILBURN DRIVE,AVON PARK,FL 33825,WILL BE DISPOSED/SOLD ON NOVEMBER 4,2013 AT 10:00 AM.ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED: UNIT NUMBERS AND NAMES ARE AS FOLLOWS: A 004 Basil Makris A 010 Milton Lewis B021 Jose Gomez B046 Donald Cook B049 Theori Boyter B055 Teresa Terrell B067 Billy Kimeko B073 Kimya Andrews B078 Edna Santiago D033 Luis Rivera D086 Ashley James D101 Randi Davidson D137 Treyvonne Wilson D145 Carolyn McCant E022 Jason Tyler E028 Basil Makris E044 Naomi Rose E075 Susanne Volaire G008 Derrick Moses DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN.MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS UNDER FLORIDA LAW.ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. October 23,30,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-430 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF MILLARD DEE SUNDERLAND Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Millard Dee Sunderland,deceased,whose date of death was July 29,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 23,2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Taylor Patterson 1209 Lakeside Way Sebring,Florida 33876 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Charlotte Stone Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. A ttorney for Taylor Patterson Florida Bar Number:21297 STONE LAW GROUP,P.L. 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863)402-5424 Fax:(863)402-5425 E-Mail:Charlotte@StoneLawGroupFL.com October 23,30,2013 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66,Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicles,Rest Equip, Misc. Including School Board of Hendry County, City of Avon Park,City of Sebring,Highlands County Sheriff's Office,Sun 'n Lakes,on Saturday,November 9th at 9:00 am October 30; November 1,3,2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2011-CA-000864 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P.F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.Reynaldo Rivera and Amanda Rivera,His Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems,Inc.,as Nominee for Countrywide Bank,a Division of Treasury Bank,National Association Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated October 3,2013,entered in Civil Case No.2011-CA-000864 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein BANK OF AMERICA,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.,Plaintiff and Reynaldo Rivera and Amanda Rivera, His 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., January 3,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2,BLOCK 42,SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES,SECTION TWO,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 34,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs 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. OCTOBER 3,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-197852 FC01 GRR October 30; November 6,2013CLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTSSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155BY 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 CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00033319 AXXIS ADVERTISING 2X4 AD # 00033315 **PROCESS COLOR****** AVON MOBILE HOME PARK 2X4 AD # 00033190AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032681 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00032682PLACE YOUR GARAGE SALE AD IN THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! CALL 314-9876PLACE YOUR MISC. ITEMS FOR SALE AD IN THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! CALL 314-9876

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID They w ere ahead of the curve a s eason ago, which creates h igh expectations this t ime around. Fifth-year head coach J ohn Merlo saw last seas on as somewhat a r ebuilding year for his L ady Dragons soccer s quad, but saw things p rogress a bit differently. We were so young and I really thought it would t ake some time, he said. But they got rolling prett y quickly and turned out t o have a much better seas on than I expected. That just goes to show w hat a strong program can d o for teams year in and y ear out in bringing out g reat numbers from which t o choose. We had an amazing t urnout again this year, M erlo said. There were s o many, we even had to m ake some cuts from juni or varsity. Its not so g ood for the athletes, but f or a program it really a llows you to see what y ou have and select the best players. Which the varsity squad is full of, with a still predominantly young squad rife with varsity experience and ability. Were as strong all over the field and as deep News-Sun Wednesday, October 30, 2013 BSection Sports D ISTRICT S POTLIGHT (through Preseason)D ISTRICT 11-6A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Winter Haven2-06-2230 152 Sebring1-15-3163 128 Lake Gibson1-15-2284 106 Lake Region0-24-4157 259 Last Weeks Scores Lely 28,Sebring 7 Lake Gibson 28,Largo 14 Lake Region 50,Tenoroc 13 This Weeks Games Sebring vs.Lake Gibson,8 p.m. Winter Haven vs.Lake Region,7 p.m. D ISTRICT 6-4A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Clewiston2-07-128484 LaBelle2-03-5201 294 Lake Placid0-22-5132 249 Avon Park0-2 0-8 68 317 Last Weeks Scores Clewiston 16,Glades Day 10 Bishop Verot 45,Lake Placid 34 Idle: Avon Park,LaBelle This Weeks Games Lake Placid vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. Clewiston at LaBelle,7 p.m. Class 8A 1.Manatee (12)9-01201 2.Miramar9-01072 3.Apopka 8-1913 4.Dr.Phillips8-0834 5.Fort Pierce Central7-0756 6.Lake Mary8-0527 7.Deerfield Beach8-0449 8.Plant 7-1-1378 9.Charles Flanagan8-11610 10.Park Vista Community7-11310 (tie) South Dade7-1134 Others receiving votes: South Miami 4,West Orange 3,Vero Beach 2. Class 7A 1.Dwyer (7)9-01151 2.St.Thomas Aquinas (5)7-11102 3.East Lake9-0973 4.Lakeland9-0794 5.Fleming Island8-0665 6.Niceville8-0596 7.Sickles 7-1457 8.Lincoln 6-2358 9.Port Charlotte7-02210 10.Kissimmee Osceola7-2219 Others receiving votes: Plantation 5, Melbourne 3,Tate 2,Pinellas Park 1. Class 6A 1.Miami Central (9)7-11161 2.Armwood (3)8-01112 3.Heritage8-0953 4.Jefferson7-1794 5.Ed White7-1696 6.Columbia7-1625 7.Mainland7-1488 8.Gainesville7-128NR 9.Largo 6-2247 10.Venice 6-2169 Others receiving votes: Hallandale 4, Bayside 3,Seabreeze 3,Dillard 2. Class 5A 1.West Florida (8)8-01101 2.Pensacola Catholic9-01003 3.Godby (1)7-1982 4.Planttn Amer Her.(2)7-1794 (tie) Merritt Island (1)8-0795 6.Bishop Kenny7-0627 7.South Sumter9-0488 8.Rickards6-1269 9.Wakulla 7-12410 10.Suwannee6-113NR Others receiving votes: Cardinal Gibbons 9,Hardee 5,Immokalee 5,Palm Bay 2. Class 4A 1.Miami Washington (12)9-01201 2.Cocoa 7-11063 3.Ft Laud University7-1922 4.Raines 6-2784 5.Clewiston7-159NR Others receiving votes: Bolles School 19,Fort White 6. Class 3A 1.Tampa Catholic (10)7-11181 2.Trinity Christian-Jax (1)6-11022 3.Clearwater Cent Cath7-1873 4.Melbrne Cent Cath (1)8-0824 5.Westminster Christian8-0735 Others receiving votes: Ocala Trinity Catholic 6,Cardinal Newman 6,Holy Trinity Episcopal 6. Class 2A 1.Champagnat Cath (12)8-01201 2.Warner Christian6-1982 3.University Christian6-2844 4.North Florida Christ6-2743 5.Glades Day7-1625 Others receiving votes: First Baptist 30,Indian Rocks 12. Class 1A 1.Blountstown (11)9-01191 2.Dixie County (1)7-01092 3.Union County7-1963 4.Liberty County7-1824 5.Trenton 6-1615 Others receiving votes: Lafayette 13.F LORIDA P REP S T A TE P OLLS Dan Hoehne/News-Sun T amija Douglas will be back in the net for her second year as the varsity starter for the Lady Dragons in what looks to be a promising season. Courtesy photo Breast cancer survivor Kim Reed hits the opening serve in Saturdays Rally for the Cure tennis event at the Thakkar Tennis Center in the Country Club of Sebring, hosted by the Highlands County Tennis Association. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Co-captain Hannah Waller will be looked to for her leadership as well as keeping the offense on the attack. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Tennis Association (HCTA) hosted its fourth annual Rally for the Cure tennis event at the Thakkar Tennis Center in the Country Club of Sebring, Saturday, Oct. 26. This event raised money to support breast cancer research and education through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The Rally for the Cure is a national program that supports the cause thru sporting events like tennis and golf. Thirty two tennis players of all levels took to the courts to play eightgame matches with different partners and opponents in each round. The first serve of the day was by Kim Reed, a breast cancer survivor, to Karen Curry, whose mother is currently undergoing treatment. The winner of the mens division was Larry Lillard, and the womens division ended in a tie between Sandy Hollinger and Laurie Wohlers. A gift certificate for a pair of New Balance tennis shoes was awarded to the winners by the Rally for the Cure. In addition to fun tennis, participants received goodie bags, had opportu nities to win prizes and drawings, and received a free annual subscription to a magazine of their choice. Adelicious lunch was provided by Chicanes, Edible Arrangements and HCTAmembers. We give a big thank you to them and to our other sponsors Highlands Breast and Imaging Center, Florida Hospital, Walmart, Heartland National Bank, Florodinos Restaurant, Sun n Lakes Golf Club, Diva Creations by Erica, Lily Maldonado Salon, Rachel Smith Hair Therapy and Nailz by Gloria. This event is a great way for men and women of all ages and levels of play to enjoy the game, to meet other tennis players, and to support a worthy cause. So watch for the event to be held again in October 2014. HCTA holds Rally for the Cure NASCAR This WeekPAGEB3 Courtesy pho to Professional fishing guide, Don Hatcher, 12-year old fishing phenomenon, Louie Echols, and his Grandfather, Dan Echols were featured guests on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, Oct. 26. After Louie caught a 14-pound large mouth bass the Bassin magazine featured him with an article entitled Monster Bass from an unknown angler. He was featured in an episode of Lunkerville with Mike de Avila filmed on Kissimmee River in 2009 entitled Louie, Louie that is currently being aired on the World Fishing Network, NBC Sports, and Mountain Lake PBS. He recently finished a filming episode entitled One More Cast with Shaw Grigsby on Lake Istokpoga which is scheduled to be aired on the Sportsman Channel in February or March of 2014. Louie is a 6th grader at Sebring Middle School. The Sports Talk show airs Saturdays immediately following the noon news on WWTK 730AM. Scheduled guests for Nov. 2 are Harder Hall golf pro Jimmy Beasley, and Sebring High School girls bowling coach Paul Przychocki. Ed talks fishing with phenom Louie Echols Lady Dragon soccer ready for next step See DRAGONS, B4 By STEVEN WINE Associated PressDAVIE The Miami D olphins had little time M onday to dwell on their m ost dreadful day yet this y ear. After blowing a twot ouchdown lead at New E ngland to lose their fourth g ame in a row, the Dolphins m ust regroup quickly to face f irst-place Cincinnati on T hursday. The quick turnaround m ight be for the best, b ecause the latest defeat was o ne to forget. Obviously we arent at an a ll-time high right now, q uarterback Ryan Tannehill s aid. But weve got to get b ack on track. Thats the o nly option we have with a s hort week. Weve got to put t his one behind us, learn f rom it and get ready to face a good team Thursday. Regrouping wont be easy a fter the collapse at F oxborough. Miami (3-4) was o utscored 24-0 over the final 2 4 minutes to lose 27-17, a ccelerating a tailspin that b egan after the Dolphins w on their first three games. If you dont have a strong locker room, if you dont have good character individuals, I think it could be a concern, coach Joe Philbin said. I have a lot of faith in our guys. I believe in them. I think well get this thing right and fixed. We have to do it quickly; this is a good team coming in here on Thursday night. The Dolphins have gone more than five weeks without a victory, and theyll be hard-pressed to end the drought against Cincinnati (6-2). The AFC North leaders extended their winning streak to four games Sunday by drubbing the Jets 49-9. Sacks and turnovers were again the most glaring problems in the Dolphinslatest loss, but theres also a new, troubling trend. They had a shot at winning in the fourth quarter in each of the past three games but were outplayed each time. Weve been a really good first-half team, but were not a really good second-half team right now, receiver Mike Wallace said. We 4th straight loss has Dolphins reeling See MIAMI, B4

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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 crawford@xcelvolleyball.net.Jingle 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 dotyk@highlands.k12.fl.us. 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 http://bit.ly/Gala5K. 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 jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message at 863 471-3295. WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7)All games televised by Fox Boston 3, St. Louis 2 Wednesday: Boston 8, St. Louis 1 Thursday: St. Louis 4, Boston 2 Saturday: St. Louis 5, Boston 4 Sunday: Boston 4, St. Louis 2 Monday: Boston 3, St. Louis 1 Wednesday, Oct. 30: St. Louis (Wacha 4-1) at Boston (Lackey 10-13), 8:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 31: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England620.750179144 N.Y. Jets440.500143211 Miami340.429152167 Buffalo350.375176213 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis520.714187131 Tennessee340.429145146 Houston250.286122194 Jacksonville080.00086264 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati620.750197144 Baltimore340.429150148 Cleveland350.375148179 Pittsburgh250.286125153 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City8001.00019298 Denver710.875343218 San Diego430.571168144 Oakland340.429126150NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas440.500230186 Philadelphia350.375176211 Washington250.286173229 N.Y. Giants260.250141223 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans610.857196120 Carolina430.57117096 Atlanta250.286166184 Tampa Bay070.000100163 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay520.714212158 Detroit530.625217197 Chicago430.571213206 Minnesota160.143163225 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle710.875205125 San Francisco620.750218145 Arizona440.500160174 St. Louis350.375165198 ___ Sundays Games Kansas City 23, Cleveland 17 New Orleans 35, Buffalo 17 New England 27, Miami 17 Detroit 31, Dallas 30 N.Y. Giants 15, Philadelphia 7 San Francisco 42, Jacksonville 10 Oakland 21, Pittsburgh 18 Cincinnati 49, N.Y. Jets 9 Arizona 27, Atlanta 13 Denver 45, Washington 21 Green Bay 44, Minnesota 31 Open: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee Mondays Game Seattle 14, St. Louis 9 Thursday, Oct. 31 Cincinnati at Miami, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 Minnesota at Dallas, 1 p.m. Tennessee at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. New Orleans at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Buffalo, 1 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at New England, 4:25 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Open: Arizona, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, N.Y. Giants, San Francisco Monday, Nov. 4 Chicago at Green Bay, 8:40 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay830163931 Toronto840164030 Boston730143017 Montreal750143522 Detroit642142733 Ottawa452103032 Florida37282642 Buffalo211152341 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh840163829 N.Y. Islanders443113536 Carolina453112636 Columbus560103129 Washington570103438 New Jersey25482436 Philadelphia37061827 N.Y. Rangers37061535WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Colorado1010203516 Chicago723173933 Minnesota643153031 St. Louis612143523 Nashville651132332 Winnipeg562123237 Dallas551113034 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose1011214820 Vancouver941194139 Anaheim930183931 Phoenix732164039 Los Angeles840163530 Calgary542123439 Edmonton38283650 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3, SO Los Angeles 2, Edmonton 1, SO San Jose 5, Ottawa 2 Anaheim 4, Columbus 3 Colorado 3, Winnipeg 2 Mondays Games Dallas 4, Buffalo 3 Pittsburgh 3, Carolina 1 Montreal 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Chicago 5, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Washington 2 Tuesdays Games N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, late Anaheim at Philadelphia, late Dallas at Montreal, late Tampa Bay at New Jersey, late Ottawa at Chicago, late Winnipeg at St. Louis, late Toronto at Edmonton, late Los Angeles at Phoenix, late Wednesdays Games Boston at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Toronto at Calgary, 8 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-New York1798595841 x-Sporting KC17107584730 x-New England14119514938 x-Houston14119514141 x-Montreal14137495049 Chicago14137494752 Philadelphia121210464244 Columbus12175414246 Toronto FC61711293047 D.C.3247162259WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA y-Portland14515575433 x-Real Salt Lake16108565741 x-Los Angeles15118535338 x-Seattle15127524242 x-Colorado14119514538 San Jose14119513542 Vancouver13129485345 FC Dallas111211444852 Chivas USA6208263067 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth yclinched conference ___ Saturdays Games Sporting Kansas City 2, Philadelphia 1 Toronto FC 1, Montreal 0 San Jose 2, FC Dallas 1 Portland 5, Chivas USA 0 Sundays Games Houston 2, D.C. United 1 New England 1, Columbus 0 New York 5, Chicago 2 Vancouver 3, Colorado 0 Seattle FC 1, Los Angeles 1, tie End of Regular SeasonKNOCKOUT ROUNDEastern Conference Thursday, Oct. 31: Montreal at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Western Conference Wednesday, Oct. 30: Colorado at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSEastern Conference New York vs. Houston-Montreal winner Leg 1 Sunday, Nov. 3: New York at Houston-Montreal winner, 3:30 p.m. Leg 2 TBD: Houston-Montreal winner at New York, TBA Sporting KC vs. New England Leg 1 Saturday, Nov. 2: Sporting KC at New England, 8 p.m. Leg 2 TBD: New England at Sporting KC, TBA Western Conference Portland vs. Colorado-Seattle winner Leg 1 Saturday, Nov. 2: Portland at Colorado-Seattle winner, 10 p.m. Leg 2 TBD: Colorado-Seattle winner at Portland, TBA Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy Leg 1 Sunday, Nov. 3: Real Salt Lake at LA Galaxy, 9 p.m. Leg 2 TBD: LA Galaxy at Real Salt Lake, TBACONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPEastern Conference Nov 9-10 Leg 1 East (lower seed) East (higher seed) Nov 23-24 Leg 2 East (higher seed) East (lower seed) Western Conference Nov 9-10 Leg 1 West (lower seed) West (higher seed) Nov 23-24 Leg 2 West (higher seed) West (lower seed)MLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 7: at highest seed, 4:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston 00.000 Brooklyn00.000 New York00.000 Philadelphia00.000 Toronto 00.000 Southeast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 00.000 Charlotte00.000 Miami 00.000 Orlando 00.000 Washington00.000 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago 00.000 Cleveland00.000 Detroit 00.000 Indiana 00.000 Milwaukee00.000WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Dallas 00.000 Houston00.000 Memphis00.000 New Orleans00.000 San Antonio00.000 Northwest Division WLPctGB Denver 00.000 Minnesota00.000 Oklahoma City00.000 Portland00.000 Utah 00.000 Pacific Division WLPctGB Golden State00.000 L.A. Clippers00.000 L.A. Lakers00.000 Phoenix 00.000 Sacramento00.000 ___ Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games Orlando at Indiana, late Chicago at Miami, late L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Houston, 8 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.BASEBALLNational League SAN DIEGO PADRESAnnounced LHP Clayton Richard elected free agency after clearing outright waivers. American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATSReleased OF Cristian Guerrero and LHP Alain Quijano. Frontier League RIVER CITY RASCALSSigned OF Evan Crawford to a contract extension. ROCKFORD AVIATORSSigned C Mason Morioka. Released RHP Nick Anderson, C Gabe DeMarco, INF Aritz Garcia, RHP Seafth Howe, LHP Nathan OBryan, and C Greg Van Horn.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBAFined Memphis F Ed Davis $15,000 for making excessive and unnecessary contact with Houston F Donatas Motiejunas during Fridays game. NEW YORK KNICKSExercised their fourth-year contract option on G Iman Shumpert. PHILADELPHIA 76ERSSigned F Brandon Davies. WASHINGTON WIZARDSWaived G Shannon Brown, G Malcolm Lee and G Kendall Marshall.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLNamed Patrick Kerney vice president of player benefits and legends operations. BALTIMORE RAVENSSigned RB Bernard Scott. CHICAGO BEARSSigned LB Larry Grant and QB Jordan Palmer. Waived TE Steve Maneri. Waived CB C.J. Wilson and signed him to the practice squad after clearing waivers. Signed WR Terrence Toliver to the practice squad. Terminated the practice squad contract of WR Ricardo Lockette. CINCINNATI BENGALSAnnounced they were granted an exemption through Nov. 1 for DE DeQuin Evans to participate in team activities without counting against the 53-player roster. DALLAS COWBOYSSigned G David Arkin to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSSigned WR Griff Whalen from practice squad. Re-signed C Thomas Austin to the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Volleyball in Class 4A Regional Match,vs.Berkeley Prep,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Girls Soccer vs.Ridge Community,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Lake Gibson,8 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 TODAY: 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. C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L T H U R S D A Y 7 p m South Florida at Houston. . . . . . E S P N 1 0 : 3 0 p m Arizona State at Washington State . . E S P N M L B W O R L D S E R I E S W E D N E S D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m St. Louis at Boston, Game 6, . . . . . F O X T H U R S D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m St. Louis at Boston, Game 7, if necessary F O X Times, games, channels all subject to change N B A T H U R S D A Y 8 p m New York at Chicago . . . . . . . . T N T 1 0 : 3 0 p m Golden State at L.A. Clippers . . . . . T N T G O L F T H U R S D A Y 1 1 a m WGC-HSBC Champions . . . . . . G O L F 4 : 3 0 p m PGA Charles Schwab Cup . . . . . G O L F LIVESPORTSONTV MLB Playoffs NFL NHL MLS NBA Transactions Page B2 News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 www.newssun.com

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Associated PressOKLAHOMACITY(AP) Alabamas Landon Collins, Oregons Ifo EkpreOlomu and Florida States Lamarcus Joyner are among the 15 semifinalists for this years Jim Thorpe Award, given to the countrys top defensive back. Three finalists will be named Nov. 25, with the winner announced Dec. 12 on ESPN. The award is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Association in Oklahoma City. Other semifinalists for the honor include: Ohio States C.J. Barnett, Washington States Deone Bucannon, Oklahomas Aaron Colvin, Michigan States Darqueze Dennard, Virginia Techs Kyle Fuller, Floridas Vernon Hargreaves, Oregon States Steven Nelson, Ole Miss Cody Prewitt, Louisvilles Calvin Pryor, TCUs Jason Verrett, Northern Illinois Jimmie Ward and Kansas States Ty Zimmerman. Last years award went to Johnthan Banks of Mississippi State. News-Sun staffWhen Friday nights f ootball game pits Sebring v ersus visiting Lake G ibson, the festivities will a lso feature Band Night w here the Spirit of Sebring m arching band welcomes t he Sebring and Hill-Gustat m iddle school bands. Firemens Field gates w ill open at 7 p.m. with t he football game kicking o ff at 8 p.m. The first 250 fans t hrough the gate will r eceive a free cowbell, courtesy of the Sebring Band Boosters Association, Inc., to help Sebring fans add to the encouragement of their Blue Streaks. Page B4 News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 www.newssun.com PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 11.25"; 4"; Black plus three; process, p/u 10/23 ad 103062; 0 0 0 3 2 8 5 9 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 1 5 0 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Above: Rosa Ramirez will be a key part of the Lady Dragon defense this season, while she will also serve as one of the three captains of the team. Right: Stephanie Bennett brings experience and versatility to the Lake Placid squad as the Dragons look to take another step forward after a surprisingly strong season a year ago. Blue Streaks to host Band Night during Fridays game a team as Ive had, Merlo said. Defensively, we have three or four players who wont be starting who easily could start, so when I substitute them in, there wont be any drop off. And for our midfielders, were four strong all the way across, he continued. In past years, I might have been able to say weve got two, sometimes three. But this year its all four. The Dragons District 102Aslate was shuffled a bit, with DeSoto leaving and being replaced by McKeel Academy, a pretty even trade. Were sorry to see DeSoto go, they are a strong program, Merlo said. But bringing McKeel in, theyve been a very good program for a long time, so theyll be tough. Which is just how Merlo likes it. We lost DeSoto from the district, but Ive kept them on the schedule, he said. I believe in having a tough schedule and going against good competition. I think its the best way to make us a better team, and it showed last year. The girls were tested and that showed them how they have to play to succeed. And succeed they did, with but a handful of losses on the season and a second-place finish in the district standings before falling to St. Petersburg Catholic in the regional playoffs. But that was with a young squad, during a rebuilding season, meaning the goals are certainly lofty this time around in time. Well be a few players short to start the season, with volleyball and swimming still going on, Merlo said. But hey, anytime you have athletes and teams form you school doing well, youre happy to see it and you encourage that. Well play with what we have, which will be fine, and then get that much stronger when they come back. That, and with a certain position change, should increase the Dragons scoring potential as Merlo has moved Jenna Blount from defense to offense. Shes got such a strong kick and physically, shell be hard to handle, Merlo said. And when Mary Grace (Bates) gets back from volleyball, teams will have to decide if they want to try to handle the power of Jenna, or the speed of Mary Grace. Certainly sounds like a potential Thunder and Lightning combination that Lake Placids offense will have at its disposal. And it was the strength and depth of the defense, spearheaded by co-captain Rosa Ramirez, that allowed Merlo to make the move with Blount. The goal should also be i n good hands with returning keeper Tamija Douglas in the net. Her softball playing rea lly translates in that shes great with her quick, latera l movement, Merlo said, before raising his voice just loud enough for Douglas to hear. But shes got to start catching the ball. She is still in volleyball mode right now and has been hitting it rather than catching it. They are keeping it loose for now, but the schedule doesnt exactly ease into the season, per Merlos mindset, with the team having traveled to Sebring Tuesday night to start the campaign and then a trip to DeSoto Monday, Nov. 4. See a recap of Tuesdays contest with the Lady Streaks in Fridays NewsSun. Continued from B1 Dragons boast talent, depth h ave to do a better job to c lose out games. We just h ave to step on their throat. W e cant let up, thats all the whole team, in all t hree phases. Tannehills play has r egressed in recent weeks, a nd the second-year quart erback has been especially e rratic late in games, with a passer rating of 60.9 in t he fourth quarter this seas on. Poor protection remains p art of the problem, despite t he acquisition of left tackl e Bryant McKinnie, who s tarted Sunday after three d ays of practice with the D olphins. The Patriots blitzed r elentlessly in the second h alf, and Tannehill was s acked six times to tie his s eason high. His 32 sacks lead the N FL. At times the Dolphins s eemed ill-prepared to b lock blitzers, while r eceivers struggled to get o pen despite one-on-one c overage. The result was a sorry f lurry of turnovers. Tannehill lost a fumble o n a sack and threw two i nterceptions, all after halft ime. Hes tied for third in the N FLwith 14 turnovers f ive lost fumbles and nine i nterceptions. The Dolphins ran for a s eason-high 156 yards, but t heir run-pass balance a gain drew second-guessi ng. Offensive coordinator M ike Sherman is calling p ass plays two-thirds of the t ime this season, which is f ourth-highest in the l eague. Compounding Miamis o ffensive problems, receive r Brandon Gibson was s idelined by a knee injury t hat may be season-ending. He has three of the nine touchdown catches Tannehill has thrown to wideouts in his 23 starts. Newcomer Wallace, meanwhile, has only one score this year. Acquired last offseason to stretch defenses, hes on pace for career lows in receiving yardage and touchdowns. Rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis is in a slump, too. He made his first 10 field-goal tries but is now 11 for 15, with one attempt blocked Sunday and another bouncing off the upright. The defense hasnt been good enough to win lately, either. Miami ranks in the middle of the NFLpack in run defense, pass defense and takeaways, and has allowed 20 points or more in six consecutive games. But while the Dolphins woes are numerous, Wallace said the solution is simple. We go to work. Thats all you can do, he said. Sitting here and saying that isnt going to get it done. The Dolphins are in danger of finishing below .500 for the fifth consecutive season, but even by their recent low standards, the current losing streak is a long one. Only one other time since 2007 have they lost four games in a row. I dont feel like the season is starting to slip away, because we have a great team, safety Jimmy Wilson said. We lost four in a row, so now we got to win four in a row. AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/APNFL Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve Wine Continued from B1 Miami sees problems on both sides of the ball 15 semifinalists named for Jim Thorpe Award John Merlo Lady Dragon head coachI believe in having a tough schedule and going against good competition.

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The October meeting of the Avon Park Founders Garden Club was held at the home of Evelyn Delk. The program was presented by David Klatt, who told the group about dragon fruit. Dragon fruit is very popular now because of its nutritional value. Klatt handed out papers to tell members about each of the benefits provided by dragon fruit. This fruit is low in calories, with only 60 calories per 100gm serving. It does not contain cholesterol, saturated fats or trans fat, helping to control cholesterol levels and blood pressure. It is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids to reduce triglyceride levels. Dragon fruit is high in fiber and can help avoid constipation, improve digestive health and help weight reduction. This fruit is high in vitamin C and also contains B complex vitamins, all of which strengthen the immune system. It is also packed with calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Dragon fruit contains phytoalbumins, which have antioxidant properties, and lysopene that is said to prevent prostate cancer. Samples of two varieties of fruit were distributed for the members to taste. The outside of the fruit is similar to an artichoke, having either a red or yellow coloration. When cut, the fruit has an appearance similar to a kiwi, with many tiny black seeds. Dragon fruit is a type of cactus that has night blooming flowers. Pollination is done by a particular moth. When this moth is not present, hand pollination must be done to produce fruit. The cactus needs support from a trellis or tree, as it extends upward. Klatt brought plants to give each club member. The business meeting was called by president Batty Hannah. Plans were finalized for the booth at the Oktoberfest held Oct. 12. Seed packets and book marks with information about the club were handed out. Anita Helbig reported that a letter was sent to the city voicing support for the beautification of the median on U.S. 27 within the city limits. Martha Williams brought information about the District IX Penny for Pines collections. She brought a container for members to add their contribution. This project by the district provides funding to reseed properties with Florida pines. Two members of the club attended the District IX meeting in Lakeland on Oct. 18. Areport was given by those who attended the Avon Park Correctional Institution open house and plant sale. Aletter of inten t to donate to the proposed hydroponic garden was presented to the group by Charlotte Truitt. The members were asked to consider this proposal for further di scussion next month. Areport on the Christmas decorations for city hall showed that the Boys and Girls Club was contacted and the children will be making decorations. Effort s will continue to contact the girl scouts for their assistance in making decorations. It was suggested to call the elementary school s for the names of girl scout leaders. The next meeting will be Nov. 14. Decorations for city hall will be completed at this meeting. Anyone wishing to attend may call 452-1927 for information. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The H ibiscus Garden Club of A von Park met Oct. 10 in the h ome of Sybil Laye. Club president Nina S eibold opened the meeting a nd introduced guests Ran a nd Pinkie Singh, Fern H ayes, and Helen Edwards. S eibold regretfully reported t he passing of members S arah Reaves and Miki K avanaugh. The new business report w as given by Teri Semper. T he price of new crop pecans h as increased. The club voted t o order 175 pounds of p ecans to sell for $12 per p ound, and 25 pounds of E nglish walnuts at $9 per p ound. They will arrive soon f or the holiday season. The Avon Park bandstand w ill be decorated for the C hristmas season prior to the C hristmas parade. The program was Propagation by air layeri ng, demonstrated by Laye. T he subject was a tri-color d racaena. This requires a w ound by scraping or removi ng about an inch of bark. A pply a handful of wet s phagnum moss with a dusti ng of rooting hormone to the w ound. Wrap with aluminum f oil, twisting at the top and b ottom to hold the moisture. I n two or three weeks caref ully check for roots and add w ater. Spring is the best time w hile juices are flowing, but this propagation method will work in any season. It is time to cut from the host plant when the moss is full of roots. The cutting may then be potted or planted in your garden. Afinished product was shown to members. The plant drawing was conducted and Shirley Foster won the oak leaf hydrangea. The bloom is cream colored and elongated. It requires little moisture once established. Seibold reported that Katie Davis will soon be moving to Chapel Hill, Tenn. She will be missed. The November meeting will be hosted by Nancy Heiring. Non-member visitors are welcome to attend. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 Page B5 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; oct p/u ads; 0 0 0 3 2 6 6 5 BROWN, JEN; 3.639"; 2"; Black; free tv ad; 0 0 0 3 3 2 5 8 AMERICA FIRST A/C; 3.639"; 2"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 2 5 9 FIRST ASSEMBLY GOD (RETAIL); 5.542"; 5"; Black; fall festival; 0 0 0 3 3 3 1 7 Clubs & Organizations Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Jim T olbert was the speaker at the L ake Placid Noon Rotary C lubs luncheon on Oct. 24. T olbert is the volunteer coord inator for SHINE (Serving H ealth Insurance Needs of E lders) in Highlands and H ardee counties. He and his w ife relocated to Lake Placid f rom Pittsburgh in 2011. SHINE is a free program o ffered by the Florida D epartment of Elder Affairs a nd the local Area Agency on A ging. Specially trained volunt eers can assist clients with M edicare, Medicaid and h ealth insurance questions by p roviding one-on-one couns eling and information. S HINE services are not only f ree, they are also unbiased and confidential since no sales are involved. No decisions are made, but information is given for clients to make their own informed decision. For details, go to Medicare.gov. Tolbert will be at the Lake Placid Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. He will also be at the Avon Park Library the second and fourth Fridays of the week, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Lake Placid Library on the first and third Fridays by appointment. To set up an appointment with Tolbert call 1-800-9635337 or visit floridashine.org. SHINE visits LP Noon Rotary Courtesy photo Janet Johns, RN account executive for Florida Home Health and member of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club, introduces Jim Tolbert, volunteer coordinator for SHINE, to members of the club. Special to the News-Sun SEBRING The holidays a re just around the corner a nd there is nothing worse t han being away from those y ou love. But imagine that a nd being in a strange land. T his is what our men and w omen in uniform face each d ay. Veterans and their families w ho have lived it before h ere and now reside in S ebring will make sure the t roops will not be forgotten t his year. LAVFW4300 chairman D arlene Watkin said, This h as been the biggest outp ouring of love and help we h ave had since the war b egan. Thanks to wonderful r etirees at Buttonwood Bay, T hunderbird Hill South and t he membership at the VFW, w e are sending more than 60 b oxes of hometown love and s upplies they dont often get in the war zone. Many of the requests we got was for seasoning to spice up their bland food. Not to worry, our hometown Everglades Seasoning gave us cases of a variety to enclose in each box. Watkins said Everglades has been sending hometown supplies ever since the war began. The good people of Buttonwood even sent postage stamps to go with their stationary. We truly are overwhelmed by the outpouring of caring and hope every veterans post in the country does as well as our own VFWSebring Post 4300, Watkin said. God bless America and God bless our troops! Sebring LAVFW sends boxes to troops Courtesy photo Sebring VFW Ladies Auxiliary 4300 delivers more than 60 boxes of supplies to the post office for delivery to the troops this holiday season. Courtesy photo An air-layered root ball after removal from the host plant. Air layering explained to Hibiscus Garden Club Dragon fruit takes spotlight at Founders Garden Club meeting Courtesy pho to Fran Beers (left) and Evelyn Delk, members of the Avon Park Founders Garden Club, enjoy the program on dragon fruit presented by David Klatt.

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Page B6 News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 www.newssun.com health page; 11.25"; 16"; Black plus three; process, health page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 3 9 9 Courtesy photo W inners of the Oct. 26 Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers Halloween Dance Contest are Shirley Hall (from left), Joyce Homer, Bill Heaver and Terry Reese. The Black Maria hearse arrived with Stormy Thompson and Angie Green, also known as the Grim Reaper and Wicked Witch of the North. Clubs & Organizations Ballroom Dancers dress up for Halloween LP Womans Club welcomes new members Courtesy pho to GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club welcomed three new members at the October meeting, pictured from left Terry Reese, Sandy Spice, Pat Bullock, Marge Rowe, Dianne Kurek and Sally Kinsey.

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Channing BassettJordan Christopher Basset of Sebring and Megan Ashlie Spurlock of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Channing Rae Bassett, at 8:41 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Channing weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 22.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ray and Kelly Spurlock of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are Tony Bassett of Sebring and Suzanne Farmer-Duke of Frostproof.Antonio BerronesManuel Jr. and Margie Berrones of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Antonio Victoriano, at 4:18 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Antonio weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Joaquin March and Norma March of Miami. Paternal grandparents are Manuel Berrones Sr. and Juanita Berrones of Sebring.Ava ChmuraBrian and Stacey Chmura of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Ava Rayne, at 7:06 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Ava weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Pam Mason. Paternal grandparents are Terry Russell and Barbara Chmura.Dax ColemanBenjamin Coleman and Lauren Dutcher, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Dax Layne Coleman, at 10:06 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Dax weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are John Dutcher Sr. and Eva Morgan. Paternal grandmother is Katherine Coleman.Gordon CookeMatthew Cooke and Josie Miller, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Gordon Michael Cooke, at 1:27 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Gordon weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Michael Miller of Wauchula and Patricia Miller of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Gordon Cooke and Pauline Cooke, both of Sebring.Ruby FordCrystal Dawn Ford of Sebring announces the birth of a daughter, Ruby Keturah Ford, at 8:10 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Ruby weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal sister is Hannah Noelle Vendettuoli. Maternal grandparents are Donald Ford and Debra Kackley. Great-grandmother is Frances J. Hill. We are big on crockpot c ooking over here. Many of o ur most popular menu maile r recipes and ebooks are b ased around this Queen of C onvenience in the world o f kitchen appliances. Were into the fall of the y ear, which means it is soup s eason. There really is nothi ng quite like coming home a t the end of a busy day to t he smell of soup simmering a way on your counter. Yes. I said counter! Soup o n the stove is great, but s oup in the crockpot is a l ifesaver during the busy w eeks following the kids r eturn back to school. If you have a favorite s oup recipe that you're not s ure how to adapt to the s low cooker, or if you are n ew to crockpot cooking, k eep reading because Im g oing to share some basic t ips with you here for turni ng a few simple ingredients i nto a deletable pot of soup t hat your whole family will g o crazy for. Top tips for making crockpot soups Brown the meat. One of t he most overlooked steps in c reating sensational crockpot s oups is browning your i ngredients. Sure the crockp ot will cook your soup just f ine without taking this step, b ut if you do take the time to s ear your meat before putt ing it in the slow cooker, y oull be happy with the r ich, intensely flavored r esults. Cut ingredients uniformly. T ake care to cut your vegetab les in similar sizes so that t hey cook evenly. Layer properly. Put your i ngredients that take the l ongest to cook in the crockp ot first. Root vegetables t ake longer to cook than m eat so they should be p laced on the bottom where t heyll have more direct cont act with the heating element o f the slow cooker. Meats, s pices and onions can also b e placed on the bottom. V eggies like cauliflower and b roccoli can go in next. Y oull place your liquid on t op of all the veggies before c overing the crockpot and t urning it on. Watch your liquids. You w ont need as much liquid as y our traditional soup recipe w ould call for, but just add e nough to cover the veggies b y about half an inch. (If y ou have too much liquid at t he end of your cooking t ime, simply remove the lid o f your crockpot 30 minutes b efore you plan to serve dinn er and it will evaporate.) Add ingredients in stages. S ome ingredients dont take m uch time to cook, so you'll w ant to add them in during t he last hour of cook time. T hings like pasta, milk, p eas, bell peppers and s pinach would fall into this c ategory. Take the time to learn how to use your slow cooker and youll be amazed at how much easier it will be to get a meal on the table at the end of a hectic day. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 Page B7 hometown biz; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 3 9 7 Crockpot soup: Basic tips for a great pot Food TOPS Club 632LAKE PLACID TOPS Club 632 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Lake Placid Womens Club every Monday. Weigh-in is from 3-3:45 p.m.; the one-hour meeting begins at 4 p.m. The meeting was called to order by leader Judy OBoyle with 23 members present. The song for the day was Its Time to Face the Scale, led by Carolyn Mead. The program was presented by Mary Lou Lilja, and centered on fat, especially fat deposits and how to reduce them with aerobic exercise and/or walking every day. Walk at least 45 minutes per day at as brisk a pace as one can maintain. The results will take time, but there will be results. Karen Goodwin called the roll with 23 members present.There were some great losses; the best loser of the week was Patty Hynes. Yes/yesses for the coming week are whole grain cereals, fish, and the no/no is eating after 8 p.m. The alphabet contest in which the biggest loser on each team wins all the item s brought in by the other team members, beginning with the letter of the week is gaining more interest every week. Next week the letter will be g. Clubs Celebrations Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Births rf

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SEBRING Welcome to t he many snowbirds returni ng this month from New H ampshire to Indiana, C anada to Florida. From w eather news, seems you m ade a timely decision. The J ohnsons were barely in f rom New Hampshire b efore they vacationed in t he Keys. Think thats c alled enjoying retirem ent, but when you opera te an ice cream business o ver the spring/summer seas on you probably are ready f or a vacation so good plann ing with the Boisverts. R ay and Shirley Young h ave been enjoying family v isitors from England Shirleys sister, Irene, and a family friend, Kathy. I rene was quite thrilled visi ting from England and b eing selected as an award w inner in a Stuart, Fla. s tore with a bonus ... her p hoto on Facebook to show t he family back home. We n ever know whos going to b e a celebrity. Congratulations to C laudia and Leo Boisvert o n Town and Country B oulevard, selected by an i ndependent observer as H ome of the Month for O ctober. A$25 restaurant c ertificate is awarded to the c hosen homeowner. The fall schedule has r esumed with Tuesday l unch at 11:30 a.m. and T uesday evening Bingo. A b ig thank you to Chuck E dwards for faithfully servi ng as caller. Shuffleboard h as been a steady group o ver the summer so should f lourish now. Monday m orning coffee group cont inues at 9 a.m. The first H omeowner Association m eeting will be Nov. 4 with c offee at 9 a.m.; business m eeting at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9 f eatures our first fall breakf ast. Everyone is encoura ged to join in all activities. Several folks are recoveri ng from illnesses this m onth. Ron Ross and N ancy Brennan are recoveri ng from surgeries. Dwaine L owe thankfully had a brief h ospital visit and is home. T wo remarkable women e xperienced serious health p roblems over the summer a nd both are facing each d ay thankful to their God f or providing strength and h ealing. Helen Lucas and M arge Cerda are truly i nspiring ladies. I respect e ach one for their upbeat a ttitude and positive outl ook; great examples for e ach of us. We appreciated h aving Bess Wyse at coffee M onday and happy both she a nd Bill are finally over t heir respiratory illnesses. W e do pray for recuperation f or all our ill folks. It has been sad seeing G ene and Vivyan News h ome moved from the park. T he News were one of our e arliest park families. Gene p assed this March and Vivyan resides in Ocala area with daughters. This serves as a reminder that we are all aging and need to be thankful for good years we have been blessed with. Although I enjoy hearing birds singing during my early morning walk, my confession is, how can people tolerate having one inside as a pet no matter how beautiful they are. Hearing the Kapps had five finches and six lovebirds in their home prompted me to investigate. When the Kapps were advised that the Humane Society had a group of birds and really had no facilities to care for them, without hesitation, June reacted and set off to rescue the birds. When asked how many could they accommodate, the response was, all of them. Dick and June had a lovebird for some years but it had recently demised so they did have some equipment, but am sure it was like having septuplets going from 1 to 7 has its demands as 1 to 11 does! However, all has gone well for approximately one month and as of this week, they are down to one lovebird and five finches; plus when the Kapps delivered five lovebirds to their new home in Sarasota, they returned with two beautiful budgie birds (brothers) to raise for their own. They spend two to three hours daily working with the birds to perform, speak and be gentle. They tell me finches are very active and mainly just enjoyable to watch and be amazed by their habits. Oh, what happened to the sixth lovebird? June had him packed to travel to Sarasota but her inclination was to keep this one, so inadvertently he got left behind. However, when he laid his first egg, it was not to Junes liking, so she is going to Sarasota one day soon also. The finches are also tentatively spoken for which will leave time to more easily train the budgie birds. I did not realize the beauty and charm these little critters display as they flit about their cages, chattering incessantly and the personality of each. I really do commend Dick and June for stepping up and assisting with a community need. Agood example of how one (family) can make a difference. If you are seeking bird entertainment, go to www.discobird.com on your computer. The bird is hilarious and a celebrity. Several Sebring area events are commencing soon. Nov. 9 features the Civilian Conservation Corps Festival at Highland Hammock State Park; the Highlands Little Theaters fall presentation is Little Shop of Horrors commencing Nov. 13. Groovus plays at Highlands Hammock State Park on Nov. 16. November birthdays include Peg George, Allan Grosman, Janet Johns, Opal Cummins, Jan Shirra, Calvin Williams, Betty Geiter, Barbara Farmer, Carol Shipley, Bill Aeschliman and Alane Nancie Pace. Best wishes to all. LAKE PLACID There are only 56 shopping days till Christmas. The stores have hired all their Christmas help. Our pool exercise instructor is off to work. The store that hired her will be very glad that they did, because Dee is a very competent person. Monday morning coffee was set up and hosted by Jim Wood. Our red-headed emcee was Peggy Sue Teague. Each Monday we have more winter residents returning and this Monday it was Doris and Frank Dornbach, Vickie Echelberry, Norma Rother, and Gloria and Louis Wackershauser. Carol Noel, our Sunshine person, put out thinking-ofyou cards for the following people Maxine Bolyea, Pattie Wood, Shirley Deisler, and Fran Buero. Marilyn Cromer played the piano so we could sing Happy Anniversary to Tom and Deanna Walton. Nov. 2 the mens pancake breakfast is here again at 8 a.m. Its always a good breakfast. The men go out for breakfast on Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. at the Truck Stop. New activities are starting up: Inkie Fingers is the first Monday of the month, Nov. 4 and every first Monday thereafter. Bowling season will start Monday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at Cozs Bowling Lanes. An ancient Chinese low impact exercise, Tai Chi, will start Nov. 5 following Ladies Coffee and with continue each Tuesday. Darts will be Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. and every Tuesday thereafter. Rehearsals for the Christmas Follies will begin Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m. and every Thursday thereafter. The Harbor Lits Book Group will have its first meeting Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Paula Bannisters home on Austin Drive. The Ladies Coffee on Oct. 22 was made by Carol Noel and Marilyn Cromer led the meeting. Our ladies are coming back from the north and this morning we had Gloria Wackerhauser, Dee Woodruff and Dee Peters. We are sorry that Mary Ann Klemm has passed away, and our Sunshine person, Carol Noel, is passing around a card. Marysue Willeke showed us the pie cutters that she purchased for use at large dinners in the clubhouse. This time of the year there are so many activities to discuss: the Halloween party, workers are needed for the Thanksgiving dinner, decorate the Christmas float for the Christmas parade, and decorating the clubhouse for Thanksgiving and for Christmas. Peggy Sue Teague announced that the Red Hats would be going to McLanes Country Gardens at 328 Lime St., Sebring. Jean Chittenden told that the Ladies Lunch Out for November would be going to the Placid Lakes Country Club on Nov. 19 with Carolyn Whitacre and Jean Chittenden hosting. The ladies of the park went to Casa Tequila Mexican Restaurant in Placid Lakes for their October luncheon out on Oct. 22. We all sang Happy Birthday to Judy Muise. It was a jovial group and everyone had a good time. The food was good and they were so accommodating. This is a park where nature is always available for close encounters. Rabbits and squirrels are always hopping or running across your yard or watching you work in your yard. Last week, Joy Dean, while down at the pool, saw a raccoon go up and down three palms trees. My thought is that he was looking for bird eggs. Last evening as we were bicycling we noticed a very small tortoise walking along the road. His shell wasnt bigger than the palm of your hand. George Moriarty noticed the tortoise too so he walked along with him down to the canal area so he would arrive safely. My encounter was when I was cutting dead branches out of the poinsettia bush and the instant that I saw the wasp nest the back of my hands served as parking lot for the wasps. The stinging sensation wasnt natures enjoyable encounter. War does not determine who is right only who is left. Page B8 News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; october ads; 0 0 0 3 2 8 3 2 sesame street; 5.542"; 9.5"; Black; sesam street trade; 0 0 0 3 2 8 5 5 ASATEAMTOECAPSSTAMPED INVOICEATMCARDDOWORSE MAINSTREETACROSSAMERICA STASEVAAGLETEKEIMOF ACTONRAWESLSTART THEFIRSTMAJORMEMORIALTO SAMOAANEWANED ONESIZETUNEDINADSPACE LODIRWYNEILSMIOEGON LOTSASOFIAINKERBRINY ANVILNEONOOOHNINJA GUTENENTHSPA CASTANETS LOWVISION ARIAISRACHGETELIO THESIXTEENTHUSPRESIDENT EAVEDSLATETILEDANKE STEROLSLIECRUILLNESS LINCOLNHIGHWAY HEADNOU OOPNCAA INDRAGAPPLIEDTOEBOOKS TSAOCOTTSAOCMORFSLEVART CUTIEORANGETREESVALOR HEEDSMOTTSSANDSYESNO CROSSWORDSOLUTION Courtesy pho to Joe Guthrie (left), conservation biologist at Archbold Biological Station, and Rotarian and October program chairman Jim Hendrie. Guthrie provided information about the black bear in Florida and the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. He has been studying the Florida black bear for several years and is also working with the National Wildlife Refuge Association to create new refuges and conservation areas in the Everglades. The 2012 expedition was 1,000 miles, 100 days from the Everglades, through the wild heart of Florida, to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The journey was presented in Forum, the magazine of the Florida Humanities Council. While Guthries local focus is the black bear, he pointed out there are numerous ways to connect with the Florida wildlife corridor. Friends & Neighbors Town and Country Mobile Home Park B y Janet Day Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston Rotary club hears about Florida black bear

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 Page B9 Diversions/Puzzles C OUNTRYROADBy ELIZABETH C. GORSKI ACROSS 1 In tandem 8 Decorative shoe features 15 Like some feet and envelopes 22 Bill 23 Its often swiped by a shopaholic 24 Go from A to B? 25 Nickname for the 122-/124-Across 28 Stops: Abbr. 29 Jazz/blues singer Cassidy 30 Shoelace tip 31 Barely make, with out 32 ___ two minds 33 ___ Bell (Anne Bront pseudonym) 35 Like eggs in eggnog 37 Class for some immigrants, for short 39 Jump back, maybe 40 With 105-Across, historical significance of the 122-/124-Across 48 Its ENE of Fiji 49 Wheel of Fortune buy 50 Declined 51 It fits all, sometimes 55 Up on things 58 Part of a page of Google results 63 1796 Napoleon battle site 64 Freight carrier: Abbr. 66 Young and Sedaka 67 Italian possessive 68 Von Furstenberg of fashion 69 ___ luck! 71 European capital once behind the Iron Curtain 73 Comic finisher 75 Ocean 76 Item dropped by Wile E. Coyote 77 Times Square flasher? 78 So nice! 79 Masked warrior 80 Beer belly 83 Chemistry suffix 84 Ultimate 85 Day ___ 87 They really click 92 It may be corrected with magnification 98 Piece at the Met 99 El Al destination: Abbr. 100 German cry 103 Inherit 104 Italian writer Vittorini 105 122-Across 112 Like most houses 113 Expensive patio material 114 Comment before Bitte schn 115 Components of fatty tissues 118 Bit of jive 119 French wine classification 120 It may leave you weak in the knees 122 & 124 Dedicated in October 1913, project represented by the 13 pairs of circled letters 126 Captain 130 ___-turn 131 Alley ___ 132 Sports org. headquartered in Indianapolis 136 Wearing clothes fit for a queen? 138 Concerned 146 Kindle downloads 148 Follows the eastwest route of the 122/124-Across? 151 Doll 152 Tropicana grove 153 Knights trait 154 Follows 155 Sauce brand 156 ___ of time 157 Kind of question DOWN 1 Targets 2 Weightlifting move 3 Hedgehop, e.g. 4 Many, many 5 Sue Graftons ___ for Evidence 6 Tartuffe segment 7 TVs Griffin 8 ___ kwon do 9 Tulip festival city 10 Web periodical 11 Ciceros 350 12 Rhine tributary 13 For now, for short 14 Campus political grp. 15 Mt. Rushmores home: Abbr. 16 Heavy volume 17 Bowl over 18 Sony co-founder Akio 19 Elementary 20 Kind of service 21 Intentionally disregarding 26 Keep ones ___ the ground 27 Historic march site 34 Vivaldis ___ Dominus 36 Latin 101 verb 38 In stitches 39 Caesar and others 41 Motorola phone 42 Eurasian ducks 43 Funny Garofalo 44 Youre the ___ Love 45 Figure on the Scottish coat of arms 46 Radio booth sign 47 Make over 51 Pueblo pot 52 Whistle time? 53 1999 Ron Howard film 54 Of course, Jorge! 56 Group in a striking photo? 57 This ___ a test 59 Prefix with -scope 60 Not fer 61 Or or nor: Abbr. 62 May It Be singer, 2001 65 Over there 67 So-so 70 Sea grass, e.g. 72 Charges 74 1980s-s German leader Helmut 75 ___ Brith 81 Bell Labs system 82 Try 85 Popeyes ___ Pea 86 Sarges charges: Abbr. 87 Phoebe of Gremlins 88 Buddhist who has attained nirvana 89 Whats a strain to cook with? 90 Stun with a gun 91 Very, in Vichy 93 Gruesome sort 94 Body type 95 Actress Graff 96 Sounds from pens 97 Jottings 100 When some local news comes on 101 Revolutionary figure 102 China cupboard 106 Sacred cow 107 London greeting 108 Something to file 109 iPhone voice 110 Promote 111 Without thinking 116 Jargon 117 ___-Off (windshield cover) 120 1945 battle site, for short 121 Big flap in 1970s fashion? 123 Dos y dos 125 Like cattle and reindeer 126 Snag 127 Follow 128 Its ___! 129 Motorola phone 132 Stars bursting in air? 133 Frostys eyes 134 Buckeye city 135 A.L. West player 137 Some war heroes 139 Exam for jrs. 140 Hot dog breath? 141 Cabin material 142 Slay, in slang 143 CPR experts 144 TV girl with a talking map 145 Mexican transportacin 147 ___ of beauties 149 Novelist Clancy 150 Draft org. 123456789101112131415161718192021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 3536 3738 39 40 4142 434445 4647 48 49 50 51525354 5556 57 58 59606162 63 646566 67 68 69 707172 7374 75 76 77 78 79 80818283 84 8586 87888990 91 9293 94959697 98 99 100101102 103 104 105 106 107108 109110 111 112 113 114 115 116117118 119 120121 122 123 124 125 126127128129130 131 132133134135 136 137 138139140141142143144145 146147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 Solution on page B8 Can you believe Halloween is tomorrow? If you have kids, then you know how busy you will be this week with school parties, decorations, trick/trunk or treating, costumes, buying candy, checking the candy for hazards, etc. Costumes and candy for your trick or treaters can be a big expense this week with last minute costume additions and repairs, and emergency trips to the store for candy. Halloween is the third most expensive holiday during the year. To help with that expense below are my top 6 tips on how to do Halloween on a dime. 1. Candy: If you need to do a last minute candy run consider your dollar stores instead of big box or grocery stores. You will find what you need for less without a coupon and most of the stores are open until 9 p.m. in your area. If you find yourself at the grocery or super center store, look for the clearance section. Most will start to clearance candy after 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. 2. Decorating and Home dcor: This can be a costly undertaking if you love to decorate for Halloween. You have many DIY(do it yourself) options that are budget friendly. One of my favorite and least expensive is to take black construction paper and tape it to the window. Have your kids cut out different pumpkin faces and then cover the back with orange construction paper. You can get a book of construction paper for under $5 at most stores. Another option is making garland out of any paper you have at home. You can find family friendly printable stencils at www.DivineSavings.com or our Pinterest page www.Pinterest.com/Divine Savings 3. Pumpkins: Instead of carving a pumpkin, let your kids paint the pumpkins. You can find craft paint at your local craft store like Jo-Anne, Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Your pumpkin will last until Thanksgiving this way and your kids can be creative instead of worried about the carving and mess. Many times we wait until after Halloween to buy our pumpkins when they are less expensive and do this. You can find craft coupons on the website and Pinterest page mentioned above. Look under the DIYsection of DivineSavings.com and Craft pages for our Pinterest pages. 4. Costumes: Buy your costumes on Friday for the 2014 holiday. Buy two sizes larger for your kids. Super heroes, princesses and many of the hot costumes will still be popular next year and you will pay 50-75 percent less. 5. DIYCostumes: If you are without a costume idea for this week, check out your local Goodwill store or consignment store for inexpensive already made costumes. Another idea is the clearance fabric sectio n of your local craft store. Use No Sew glue/tape for your costumes. 6. Shop on Nov. 1: Get all your Halloween dcor for 50-75 percent less by shopping on this day. Check your coupons for candy, snacks, and paper products. You will find these products on clearan ce as well. Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Tanya is a syndicated columnist and radio show personality. Tanya travels the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Tanya for more information at Tanya@DivineSavings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information. Halloween on a dime Savings Diva Tanya Senseney DearAbby: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm. In a recent survey, more than 50 percent of the respondents admitted to removing the batteries in their smoke detector, leaving them inoperable. Aworking smoke alarm in your home greatly increases your chance of surviving a home fire, but only if it is functional. Please remind your readers to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks back to standard time on Nov. 3. On average, home fires kill seven people every day. No one should be injured or lose a life because of a non-working smoke detector. This is the 26th year the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Energizer have collaborated on the Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery Program. What may seem like a tedious task can be lifesaving. Aworking smoke alarm can give families precious extra seconds to get out safely. If you help me circulate this important safety reminder, together we can make a difference and save some lives. William R. Metcalf, president, IAFC DearOfficerMetcalf: I hope my readers will take your letter to heart as I have, and buy those replacement batteries today if they havent already. Yes, I know tomorrow is Halloween but as distracting as the holiday may be, your familys safety is more important. If youre buying candy, grab some batteries. On Saturday night you'll be turning your clocks back an hour. Before you do, be sure you insert fresh batteries in your smoke detectors and test the alarms. DearAbby: I am a 16year-old girl, and my 45year-old father acts even more childish than me. He doesnt have a stable job, and he stays out late or never comes home at all. My father complains that we dont have enough money and says we need to start saving, then he goes and blows his paycheck on booze and his girlfriend. I need a car to get to work, and Ill be going to college in two years. I cant pay for it all myself. How do I get Dad on the right track? Please help, because I'm tired of worrying about my future and whats left of his. Heading for College Soon in North Carolina DearHeading: I wish I could tell you how to motivate your father to behave more responsibly, but a lesson you should learn early is that you cant change someone else. Your father is a self-centered individual, but only he can change his behavior. Small college scholarships are offered by some fraternal organizations. Im glad you wrote, because its never too early to start exploring whats available. Talk to a counselor at school about what you need to do to earn scholarships. You should also look online or at your local library. You appear to be focused and mature, and with some guidance you can accomplish your goals. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Working smoke alarm increases chance of surviving home fire Dear Abby LOS ANGELES (AP) With theaters heavy in d ramatic offerings, Johnny K noxvilles silly stunts c aptivated weekend m oviegoers. Jackass Presents: Bad G randpa stole the No.1 s pot from three-week boxo ffice champ, Gravity, w ith $32 million in ticket s ales in its opening weeke nd, according to totals r eleased Monday. Gravity sunk to seco nd place, followed by Captain Phillips. A nother drama, the stars tudded The Counselor, d ebuted in fourth place w ith $7.8 million. The top movies at U.S. a nd Canadian theaters F riday through Monday, f ollowed by distribution s tudio, gross, number of t heater locations, average r eceipts per location, total g ross and number of w eeks in release: 1. Jackass Presents: B ad Grandpa, Paramount, $ 32,055,177, 3,336 locat ions, $9,609 average, $ 32,055,177, 1 week. 2. Gravity, Warner B ros., $20,135,387, 3,707 l ocations, $5,432 average, $ 199,649,748, 4 weeks. 3. Captain Phillips, S ony, $11,642,040, 3,143 l ocations, $3,704 average, $ 69,916,083, 3 weeks. 4. The Counselor, 2 0th Century Fox, $ 7,842,930, 3,044 locat ions, $2,577 average, $ 7,842,930, 1 week. 5. Cloudy with a C hance of Meatballs 2, S ony, $6,275,325, 3,111 l ocations, $2,017 average, $ 100,786,579, 5 weeks. Bad Grandpa tops box office with $32M

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Page B10 News-SunWednesday, October 30, 2013 www.newssun.com W hats Cooking I think we all can make a b urger. I think that what we o ut into or on it makes the d ifference. I personally like m ine topped with Bleu c heese and mushrooms, h owever, I do enjoy garden b urgers and turkey burgers j ust as much. I think that we all might r emember our family g rilling burgers in the back y ard as a child and the s mell of the meat sizzling o n the grill always made us h appy. I know when my D ad grilled for us it was a lways going to be good a nd we had more than e nough food when it came t ime to dine. So whats in a burger? W hat is it made out of? It u sually is made from cuts l ike chuck or round that is g round and blended with c hosen amounts of fat to m ake it more appealing. I also like to enjoy gard en burgers. I think that I g et just as much satisfact ion from them as I do from y our everyday back yard b urger that you have had at a ny of your family outings. I have a burger that is a l ittle different for you to t ry. It is a vegetarian burger t hat has a Greek twist. Cheers, Chef. Greek burger 112oz. pitted, chopped K alamata olives 2 tbs. Yogurt, Plain, Fat F ree, Stonyfield plain, fatf ree yougurt 1 ounce crumbled Feta c heese 1 tbs. fresh chopped s callions 1 tsp. fresh, chopped o regano18tbsp. ground black p eppe12tsp. peeleed, minced f resh garlic cloves 4 each meatless garden b urger, 3.4 oz 4 oz. fresh peeled c ucumbers cut into 14inch s lices 4 each whole wheat h amburgerbuns, 2.25 oz 4 each lettuce leaves 6 oz. fresh sliced tomat oes 2 oz. fresh sliced red o nions In a medium mixing b owl, stir together olives, y ogurt, feta, onions, o regano, pepper and garlic. C over and store under r efrigeration. Place burgers o n a preheated grill and c ook for 4-5 minutes on e ach side (until internal t emperature of 165 degrees i s reached.) Slice bun in h alf. Place on top of the b ottom half of the bun in t he following order: lettuce, t omatoes, burger, onions, c ucumber, 2 tablespoons of o live mixture, and bun top. Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center and M orrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at timmiespain@iammorrison.co m/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necess arily those of the News-Sun s taff. Whats in a burger? Chefs Corner Tim Spain Easy Chicken Parmesan Servings: 6 Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 45 minutes 1 (15-ounce) can Hunts Tomato Sauce 1 (14.5-ounce) can Hunts Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained 6 tablespoons Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided 6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 pounds) 3/4 pound spaghetti, uncooked 1 1/2 cups Kraft Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Heat oven to 375 F. Pour tomato sauce and undrained tomatoes into 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Stir in 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) Parmesan. Add chicken; turn to coat evenly bo th sides of each breast with sauce. Cover. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is done (165 F). Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt. Top chicken with remaining cheeses; bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until mozzarella is melted. Drain spaghetti. Serve topped with chicken and sauce. Family Features Family schedules can get hectic, but it doesnt have to be hard to make time for a great family dinner. Whether its a hearty dish of Bolognese or lighter vegetarian fare, quality ingredients and easy recipes can help you get a great dish on the table in no time. The whole family will love the Latin-inspired flavors found in Chorizo Bolognese. Ground beef, chorizo, sliced olives and adobo seasoning are cooked in tomato sauce and poured over pasta. Look for canned tomatoes and sauces, like those from Hunts(r), which are 100 percent natural and free from artificial preservatives. Hunts uses hot water to peel their tomatoes with FlashSteam(r) instead of being peeled with harsh chemicals like other leading brands. When youre taking the time to prepare homemade meals for your family, its important to use quality ingredients. Another crowd pleaser is Easy Chicken Parmesan. Start by combining grated Kraft(r) Parmesan cheese with diced tomatoes flavored with basil, garlic and oregano. Coat each chicken breast with the delectable sauce and place it in the oven. While it bakes for 30 minutes, you can help the kids with their homework or enjoy a little time to yourself. For those looking for a meatless option, try the Vegetarian Lasagna Skillet with a pre-prepared Alfredo sauce to help save you time. Combine the creamy white sauce with pasta, zucchini, beans, fire roasted tomatoes and part-skim mozzarella cheese and its ready in just 30 minutes. For more delicious signature recipes, visit www.hunts.com. While visiting the website, choose an easy weeknight Hunts Signature Recipe with Kraft cheese and youll receive a valuable coupon. Share your favorite recipe with friends on Pinterest, Facebook or email and you will receive the chance to win one of several prizes, including $5,000 to host your own party with Chef George Duran. For recipes, official rules, complete details and a chance to win, visit www.hunts.com. Chorizo Bolognese Servings: 6 Prep time: 25 minutes Total time: 25 minutes 8 ounces dry fettuccine pasta, uncooked 1/2 pound ground chuck beef (80% lean) 6 ounces fresh pork chorizo (Mexican-style) 1/4 teaspoon adobo seasoning blend 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion 1/4 cup sliced stuffed green olives 1 (15-ounce) can Hunts Tomato Sauce Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, chorizo, adobo seasoning and pepper to skillet; cook 3 minutes or until meat begins to brown, stirring once. Add onion and olives; cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until meat is crumbled and no longer pink. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce; reduce heat and simmer 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese. Vegetarian Lasagna Skillet Servings: 6 Prep time: 30 minutes Total time: 30 minutes 8 ounces dry bowtie (farfalle) past a, uncooked 2 tablespoons Pure Wesson Cano la Oil 2 cups quartered, sliced zucchini 1 (15-ounce) can Great Norther n beans, drained, rinsed 1 (16-ounce) jarlight Alfredo pas ta sauce 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 2 (14.5-ounce) cans Hunts Fi re Roasted Diced Tomatoes, drained well 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzare lla cheese Cook pasta according to package dire ctions, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet ov er medium-high heat. Add zucchini; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionall y. Add beans, Alfredo sauce and garlic salt to skillet; heat until hot and bubbly. Add cooked pasta to skillet; stir to com bine. Add drained tomatoes; toss to combin e. Top with cheese. Reduce heat; cover an d cook 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese mel ts. Sprinkle with Kraft Grated Parmes an Cheese.