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079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, November 6-7, 2013 Volume 94/Number 133 | 50 cents www.newssun .com CelebrationsB10 Classifieds A9 Clubs B9 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 Friends & NeighborsB8 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Whats CookingB12 Index Warm High 86 Low 69Details, A12 WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, low down front strip; 00033477 Charges still pending investigationBy PHIL ATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comSEBRING Barbara Gero,54, became the second person to die from Thursdays fatal wreck when she succumbed to her injuries over the weekend. Gero died at 2:12 p.m. Saturday,said Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr. No charges have been filed yet in the wreck that also took the life of her husband,Francis L,Gero,58,seconds after the couples silver 2001 Ford Focus was hit and flipped. The Sebring couple was southbound o n U.S. 27,south of Flare Road,when a 2003 Jaguar driven by Robert Goldstein 61,of Sebring lost control in a left turn lane in front of them. The Jaguar hit their car head-on,but off-center,which sent the Focus airborne and spun the Jaguar 360 degrees while being hit by two other southbound cars. The resulting wreck closed southboun d U.S. 27 between Flare Road and Hammock Road for more than five hour s. Carr said road closings for such severe wrecks are rare,but necessary for a thorough investigation. At this point,he has no information on potential charges. He said the case is sti ll active,and urges anyone who either witnessed the wreck or has information about the events leading up to it to contact police at 471-5108. As of the end of August,Highlands County had already seen five fatalities on U.S. 27 this year,said Robin Stublen, communication specialist with the Florida Department of Transportation, District 1 in Bartow. Stublen said statistics are available only for crashes 60 days ago and earlier which show 214 crashes this year,with 153 injuries. Since Thursdays wreck is Wife dies from fatal wreck injuries By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It is going to be a busy month for the Rotary Clubs here in Highlands County with a cook-off,an Apple and Sweet Cider Sale as well as a candy collection for the troops overseas. It started with Rotary Club of Sebring member Joan Fisher soliciting leftover Halloween candy. The unused goodies are sent out to soldiers deployed service personnel. A lot of people have candy they did not hand out and well take it for our soldiers overseas," she said. Fisher said because the weather is cooling,they now can send all kinds of candy in their care packages including wrapped chocolate. Those boxes will be going to different parts of the world including Afghanistan and South Korea. The soldiers take the boxes and share with other members of their units,Fisher said. In addition to the candy,the boxes contain numerous other items including hygiene products they even have sent T-shirts and ball caps in the past. Donations may be dropped off either at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce or Griffins Carpet Mart on U.S. 27. Fisher has been providing the weekly service for more than a decade. This weekend also will be the third annual Crazy Pepper Chili Cookoff on the Circle in downtown Sebring. The Crazy Pepper is what is known as true chili competition, meaning that contestants will not be allowed to use rice or pasta in their Rotary clubs gear up for fun November Katara Simmons/News-Sun Despite windy weather conditions, Magdalena Mieczkowska of New York takes flight Friday in Sebring. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING It seems little old Sebring, F la. is the place to be when it comes to t raining grounds for paragliders,according t o trainer David Prentice. The long-time paraglider has made his a nnual trek to the Heartland with a handful o f friends in tow to take on the task of t raining and practicing their paragliding s kills in an area that Prentice calls the prem ierspot in the country. Prentice,an experienced paraglider and t rainer,frequents the area a few times each y ear to create a training ground for pilots a nd up and coming gliders. I advertise to pilots that this is one of t he premier training places in the world, P rentice said. The Florida Ridge is perf ect; if we were on either coast,the west or t he east,wed have too much wind. Here, t heres nice spots. Its somewhat flat and S ebring is just a special place. For the next three weeks,Prentice and h is crew of gliders can be seen some 3,000 f eet in the air around Lake Jackson prepari ng to fallback to the Earth in great fashi on. Prentice has been doing these type of e xercises for two decades. The flyer has c locked more than 5,000 hours of flying t hrough his training and exercises. The whole idea behind the paragliding is to give gliders,or pilots,specific safety training that will often help save their lives when dealing with an unexpected disaster in the air. This training can help them save their lives. If they go out flying around and pull that chute,even though they know they have a parachute,a lot of times people go into panic mode. You dont want to do that; panicking falling from the air is not a good Paragliding perfect for local area Katara Simmons/News-Sun Expert paraglider David Prentice of New Mexico helps Magdalena Mieczkowska of New York get rigged up for a paragliding flight over Lake Jackson on Friday in Sebring. See PARAGLIDING,A6 See US 27,A7 See ROTARY,A7 Katara Simmons/News-S un Norm Church of the Rotary Club of Lake Placid serves up chili during last years Annual Crazy Peper Chili Cook-off in Sebring. Avon Park electionGo online for results of citywide electionNEWSSUN.COM

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Page A2 News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 www.newssun.com DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00026403 Nov. 1 3235496267MB:1x5Next jackpot $99 millionOct. 29 2033505354MB:7x3 Oct. 25 616455460MB:15x2 Nov. 2 21113202728x:4Next jackpot $25 millionOct. 30 4615244752x:3 Oct. 26 101621253749x:2 Nov. 4 1016172223 Nov. 3 715273033 Nov. 2 1018223132 Nov. 1 19102935 Nov. 4 (n) 1222 Nov. 4 (d) 2466 Nov. 3 (n) 8099 Nov. 3 (d) 7796 Nov. 4(n) 267 Nov. 4 (d) 476 Nov. 3 (n) 212 Nov. 3 (d) 532 Nov. 1 41331422 Oct. 29 1617274211 Oct. 25 417253819 Oct. 22 71027351 Nov. 1 1323242740 PB: 17Next jackpot $70 millionOct. 30 236404954 PB: 10 Oct. 26 46344956 PB: 29 Lottery Center This weeks question:Have the many problems with Obamacare changed your opinion on President Barack Obamas job performance? Yes 59% No 41% Total votes: 324 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Next question: Will FDOTs attempt to fix the channel between lakes Jackson and Little Jackson be a benefit? By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands C ounty commissioners T uesday voted to ink a new M emorandum of U nderstanding with the H ighlands Soil and Water C onservation District. The agreement updates a 1 973 accord,which provide d office space,janitorial s ervices and telephone servi ces including toll charges. S oil and Water District E xecutive Director Susie B ishop said the new memor andum was a step back f rom the previous agreement i nasmuch as before,a county e mployee was provided The old document it s tates that the board will provide personnel,Bishop told commissioners. The new MOU it says that if the budget allows,and if the need exists,that some county personnel could assist the district not that you will provide it,but you might provide it. She said that three years ago,the commission made the decision to eliminate the county position which was a secretarial post. The district board members reportedly attempted to do the job without an executive assistant. However,they determined they could not do it and decided to create the post which Bishop now occupies. Reportedly,since Bishop has assumed the post,the district's workload has burgeoned astronomically. In fact,said Highlands County Citrus Growers Association Executive Director Ray Royce,Bishops position is far above the job description of the past. This is a whole different level of responsibility and workload than the previous position,he said. It has resulted in an entirely different level of investment by multiple state,federal and regional agencies. Bishop told commissioners that the District serves as a neutral entity to manage a wide variety state and federal programs. She allowed that much of the public does not understand exactly what the district does. The new agreement also will give office space for use by the Natural Resources Conservation Service,as it is necessary and agreeable to fulfill their obligation to the district and the county. Bishop explained that the Natural Resources Conservation Service is the federal arm for natural resource conservation service. An entity of the USDA, the NRCS currently is housed in the Soil and Water District offices. Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District now is responsible for many statewide programs including the administration of a Best Management Practices program statewide as well as the implementation of a statewide weather station program for agriculturalists. There has been quite a bit of money since she has been there,that has been brought into the county and has gone to our agricultural growers and others through shared costs with the Department of Agriculture, said commissioner Jim Brooks. He noted that Bishops salary is derived from the 5 percent Administrative Fee for the grants she is able to obtain. Bishop told commissioners that,in the past fiscal year,the district had managedover $1.7 million and in the current fiscal year they already have secured a million dollars. Moreover, they foresee additional funds following the legislative ses sion. Established after the dus tbowl years,Soil and Water Conservation districts were mandated for states by the federal government. We are not a county government entity,but we are a governmental entity,Bishop told the board. We are governed by a board of elected supervisors that are on the general ballot. Commissioner Don Elwell suggested that the board receive periodic updates from the district. Commission inks deal with Soil and Water district Courtesy photo T he beginning lap of last years Relay for Life event in Lake Placid. This years event is planned for April 4, but the kickoff is Tuesday, Nov. 12. Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID Relay F or Life sounds like an a mbitious run around the t rack,but its actually the n ame of the American C ancer Societys grass roots f undraising program. If you a re a cancer patient,a cancer s urvivor,or just happen to k now someone who has been d iagnosed with cancer,gett ing involved with the Relay F or Life program is a great w ay to fight back. You dont h ave to run,just show up at a n event and walk for a w hile with others who are a lso helping to make this w orld a healthier place with m ore birthdays for everyone. Lake Placids Relay For L ife planning committee has b een busy preparing this y ears Kickoff program,and t he public is invited. The K ickoff will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the local Holiday Inn Express. Nine teams have already signed up for the 2014 event,which will take place starting at 6 p.m. April 4 at the high school football field on Dal Hall Boulevard. There are so many interesting parts of the event at which survivors are recognized. The opening ceremonies include a survivor lap,so that everyone can cheer them on,plus a reception. At sundown,a special luminaria ceremony remembers those who have lost their battles with cancer. There are quite a few right here in Lake Placid,so this is a meaningful time for reflection. People who want to be part of the major cancer prevention study that will include folks from all across the country will still have time to sign up. The next date for participation in this program,which is abbreviated as CPS-3,is Nov. 14,and it will take place at Highlands Regional Medical Center. An appointment is necessary,so you will get more information at the Kickoff. The fun continues through the night with activities, games,entertainment,and music until the event wraps up at 6 a.m. with the sun coming up to remind us that there is still hope. For additional information,go to the website at www.relayforlife.org/lakeplacidfl,or contact Chelsea Qualls at nellie1215@gmail.com ,or Cheryl Henderson at Cheryl.Henderson@lykesran ch.com. Think purple and join Relay By SAMANTHA GHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Sebring Planning and Z oning Department will hold a joint works hop with the Sebring City Council today at 5 p.m. at city hall. The meeting will open the floor for disc ussion on the issue of metal building in the D owntown Sebring area. The council,along w ith the P&Z department,will tackle the old o rdinance that regulated how metal exterior b uilding could look in the downtown area. Both P&Z Director Jim Polatty and A ssistant City Administrator Bob Hoffman f eel the public,business owners and other o rganizations should be in attendance at the m eeting to discuss the changes that may be c oming for the ordinance. Originally,the city passed an ordinance to k eep metal exterior buildings outside of the d owntown area. The Community R edevelopment Agency (CRA) conducted a d esign review. Members of the design review c ommittee went around to all of the downt own buildings and decided whether or not t he buildings were in line with the ordin ance. Buildings in the area that were labeled m etal exterior buildings underwent some t ransformations to comply with the design p lan and ordinance. Things like the porch and the landscaping that have been added to the Sebring Florist building are the type of options we are looking at. The Highlands Today Center or convention center building,theyve changed the height of the roof and added awnings out front. Those are both considered metal exterior buildings,Polatty said Friday regarding the buildings. Polatty expects the discussion to include options for changing any buildings design to maskthe metal exterior,changes in the ordinance language or possible changes in the ordinance itself. Sebring council and the Planning and Zoning Department invite residents,business owners and all interested in the matter to attend the workshop this evening. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. and will be held at city hall. Council, P&Z joint workshop, 5 p.m. today MOFAC offering an Images of Florida Exhibition with Lee DunkelAVON PARK The Museum of Florida Art and Culture at South Florida State College is offering Images of Florida Exhibitions through Jan. 4. Lee Dunkel,one of Floridas premier landscape photographers,talks about her photographic process and how she translates what she sees through the lens into a satisfying black and white image. The exhibition is from 1-2 p.m. Thursday,Nov. 14 at SFSC Highlands Campus in Avon Park,Building G, Room 101. The admission is free. For more information on upcoming exhibitions,contact SFSC MOFAC at 7847240 or email doctrowm@southflorida.edu. Moose Riders plan fish frySEBRING The Moose Riders at Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 will host their bi-weekly fish fry on Thursday. Fish baskets will be served from 5-7 p.m. by JT and his crew; karaoke byJewells 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.Cox to speak at Tea Party meetingSEBRING Highlands County School Superintendent Wally Cox will speak at The Highlands Tea Party meeting at 6 p.m. today at Homers Restaurant,1000 Sebring Square.Promenaders plan Salute to Veterans DanceLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders Square Dance Club has planned a Salute to Veterans Dance at the Sunshine RV Comunity Briefs Continued on page A5 Katara Simmons/News-Sun The Sebring Planning Zoning Department and the Sebring City Council will discuss metal buildings in the downtown Sebring area today during a workshop at city hall.

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK For the third consecutive year,South Florida State College (SFSC) has been designated as a Military Friendly School,positioning the institution among the top 20 percent of colleges,universities,and trade schools in the country for its veteran support services. Being military friendly means that our college has made the effort to go above and beyond in giving consideration to what is personally important to those who have served our country while also striving to provide good quality educational services,said Annie AlexanderHarvey,dean,SFSC student services. Each year Victory Media, Inc. establishes the list of Military Friendly Schools, considering the results of research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 colleges,universities,and trade schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Being a United States Marine Corps veteran myself,I know that transitioning from the military to a college student can be overwhelming,said Robert Hampton,SFSC student services advisor. My role as the veterans services advisor is to help veterans complete the documents that are required to embark on a new journey. I provide help with applying for veterans affairs benefits,requesting their military transcripts,applying to the college,and for financial aid. Once a veteran has been accepted into SFSC,I advise them on the steps they need to take so that they can achieve their goal,he said. These steps can range from scheduling classes to arranging for a tutor. I have an open door policy,so any time a veteran needs speak with another veteran,I am there. SFSC offers veterans affairs (VA) counseling for all programs and degrees. Veterans are able to sign up for courses the first day of registration regardless of how many hours they have earned. The Cashier's Office offers veterans a once-a-year deferment for tuition fees. The Cashier's Office grants veterans a 60-day deferment from the time classes start to pay their fees. This allows veterans to enroll into courses without having to pay up front. As part of the college's outreach to veterans,SFSC participates in the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education to individuals who have at least 90 days of aggregate service after Sept. 10,2001,or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Along with providing educational opportunities,the college also offers interactive tools to assist them with career planning and job placement efforts at the Career Development Center. The Career Development Center provides free access to the Kuder Journey Career Planning system to assist veterans with exploration of career-related interests, skills,and work values,said Colleen Rafatti,director of career development. Using the Kuder Journey,one can also review extensive information about careers including wages and employment outlook and options for education and training. Other online databases,some specialized to the interests of veterans,are also offered. The Career Development Center also provides free one-on-one career counseling,job placement assistance,job preparation assistance including resume development and mock interview practice,and access to computers,fax,and copying services to veterans. The SFSC Testing Center is recognized as an open military friendly testing center by the United States Department of Defense which regulates most military educational assistance programs. The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) lets students earn college credit for what they already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 33 introductory-level college subject examinations. The exams are funded by the United States government through the Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Through this program,eligible DANTESfunded test takers attempting a test title for the first time will not only have their exam fee funded by DANTES,but the SFSC Testing Center will also waive their administrative fee for veterans and active military,with proper ID. The college is committed to helping the military-affiliated students feel welcome on campus,to make sure they have access to the educational benefits to which they are entitled,and to make sure their college experience is rewarding and productive. To assist with any deployment and training issues,any military student called to active service can interrupt education and return without penalty. There are some special things in the works for our veterans in the near future, Hampton said. During gra duation,we are working on having our veterans wear a special chord to distinguish them as veterans. Along with 28 other colleges in the Florida College System (FCS),SFSC signed on to a national initiative to promote veteran-friendly policies. The eight strategie s in "Keys to Facilitating Veterans' Success on Campus" encourage colleges to implement policies that help veterans,active-duty service members,and their families achieve educationa l and training goals. It is certain that all of u s at SFSC share a feeling of great pride in being a 'military friendly' institution of high quality,AlexanderHarvey said. However,we are not newcomers in providing educational services to this student group as we have been a military servic e members and veterans opportunity college for more than a decade. For more information about SFSC's veteran services,contact Hampton at 7847128 or email robert.hampton@southflorida.edu. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 Page A3 BUTLER, FELLOWS & BRADEN ADVT.; 5.542"; 8"; Black; 11/6,8,10; 00033098 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; nov ads p/u; 00033401 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main A rhr top of ad stack ; 00033438 SFSC designated Military Friendly College By BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondent SEBRING The New T estament Church and M ission will be getting a h and up again this year t hanks to a number of local b usinesses who will team u p to gather in cash and c anned goods It is spearheaded by the C ohan Radio Group as part o f their annual T hanksgiving in the H ighlands. It is a joint e ffort by stations 99.1FM W WOJ and Lite 105.7FM WWLL. The collection of cash a nd canned goods will be h eld in all three communit ies,beginning this T hursday with live radio r emotes on both stations r unning from 10am until 6 pm. The first event will be h eld in front of Boom B oom's Guns & Ammo, 3 30 U.S. 27 North in S ebring. Boom Booms,a full s ervice guns and ammunit ion outlet,has been a l ocation for such drives in t he past. The store also has s erved as a drop-off point f or canned goods and nonp erishable foodstuffs for t he Highlands Tea Party T hose have been distribu ted to a variety of differe nt local food pantries. As in the past,personali ties from both Cohan stat ions will team up collecti ng cash and non-perisha ble food stuffs to help the less fortunate over the holiday season. It is an annual event for the Cohan Radio Group, which helps to boost the drive with live broadcasts the first three Thursdays of the month of November in each of the three Highlands County municipalities Avon Park,Lake Placid and Sebring. Rev. Mike Karl and his wife Pat,have run the New Testament ministry in Sebring for nearly 40 years. In all that time the mission has not accepted any state,federal or local governmental funding. Nor will we accept any,Karl said. We are a faith ministry and we trust in God to provide for our needs. Since 1997,more than a million meals have been served and hundreds of thousands op people have received clothing and shelter at the mission located at the intersection of Lemon Street and the Sebring Parkway. Those wanting additional information may call the New Testament Church and Mission at 385-0035 or go to their web page at www.newtestamentmission.org Next week,the drive will move to Avon Park, where a collection will be made at Wells Motor Company. Business team up to help New Testament Mission Katara Simmons/News-Sun Cary Scott and Skip Barthel volunteer their time Tuesday to help campaign along Main Street in Avon Park. Visit newssun.com for election results. City campaign News-Sun staffSEBRING A Sebring man has been c harged with lewd and lascivious behavior in c onnection with his alleged activity on S unday morning. Abmael Lopez-Ruiz,21, a Mexican n ational also known as Alex Gabriel Morales was also charged with resisting arrest w ithout violence for having identification c ards that did not give his true name. Arrest reports state that at 10 a.m. Sunday, L opez-Ruiz was sitting on a dock behind his h ome at 3012 King Drive in Sebring. He was facing the back of the victims residence, reports said. The 15-year-old victim was sitting inside the residence,looking through the rear sliding glass doors that had no curtains or blinds,and reported seeing Lopez-Ruiz exposing himself and touching himself while looking at and in that same window,reports said. Two others also witnessed this,reports said. Lopez-Ruiz was arrested without incident. He is being held in Highlands County Jail in lieu of $20,500 bond. 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Granted,getting an official r esponse required effort from the l ocal community,but the fact is d epartments and agencies from c ounty,state and federal levels are n ow working together to find solut ions to the problems. In a time of severely limited b udgets,the residents should feel g ood they convinced government a gencies their problems are real and a ffect so many people that somet hing has to be done. As a result of their efforts,plans are developing and funding being allocated to clear out the channel and control pond weed. There are individuals who feel they shouldnt have had to work as hard as they did to get the help they needed,but democracy is as much about selecting priorities and ensuring equal opportunity as it is about voting. Requests for tax dollars whether in the form of scientific support and knowledge,or funding for a special program should be appraised and awarded on need and merit. By joining together and presenting facts,each group of affected property owners successfully made their case. We need to remember this is only the beginning. The proposed fixes will not be quick. We have to remain patient. For one thing,governments prepare budgets a year in advance so there is often a wait time between approval and going ahead. For another,its rare for any plan to go smoothly,unexpected obstacles may cause delays. Finally, different agencies from different governments have to coordinate actions,permits and paperwork. That can take extra time. At least weve learned government can be trusted to respond when its citizens organize and demand to be heard. Weve learned, in other words,that working together brings results. Page A4News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 www.newssun.com TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS R esidents along the shores of Lake Jackson,Little Lake Jackson and Lake June have succeeded in getting governm ent attention. Those on the lakes Jackson and L ittle Jackson regarding the unusable channel c onnecting the lakes under U.S. 27; those on L ake June getting help against an outbreak of I llinois pondweed foulingshallow water and b eaches. 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515publisher@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Editorial & Opinion Governors visit to Sebring appreciated E ditor: Governor Rick Scott prom otes Floridas youth,educ ation and jobs. The P resident would do well to p romote the same. The youth o f the world is the worlds f uture. He spoke of his youth as a n ewspaper boy of seven y ears of age. I also sold two p apers at that early age,the P ortsmouth Times and the G rit. He also spoke of being a Boy Scout; I was also a B oy Scout. But,the most i mportant thing he is doing a s Governor,he is not selling o ut the youth of the nation to t he insurance corporations. The youth of our nation d o not need their hands tied b ehind their backs when they e nter the workforce. The D emocrats who promote O bama on health care for the nation is assuring a win for the future years to go to the Republican Party. As an 84-year-old,I have never saw such bad representation of the American people. The Supreme Commandant and His son are watching and so is the American people. Our pledge to the American flag says it all. Our nations currency says it best. In God we trust. Keep up your good work Scott and come back. Billie E. Jewett SebringClay Shoot helps Nu-Hope Elder Care ServicesEditor: Last month,Nu-Hope Elder Care Services,Inc. hosted our second annual Clay Shoot. We wish to thank the sponsors,volunteers,and shooters who made this a successful event. Our next fundraising event will be a Turkey Shoot on Nov. 16 at Boom Booms Guns and Ammo. Since 1975,Nu-Hope has provided vital services to seniors and their caregivers. Comprehensive services including case management, personal care,homemaking, and nutritional programs (home delivered meals,congregate meals,nutrition education,and counseling) delay or prevent nursing home placement and enable seniors to remain independent in our community. Additionally, Nu-Hope provides services which positively contribute to the lives of caregivers by providing in-home respite. These services are provided either without cost or at a low,sliding scale rate. While many of our programs receive grant funding, the grants do not fully cover the cost of providing services. Annually,Nu-Hope must raise over $250,000 as local matchfor many grants to maintain services at current levels. Nu-Hope could not do this without the support of our community. We accomplish this through community donations,proceeds from our two thrift stores,and agency fundraisers. Our sincere gratitude to the community members of Highlands County. We realize we could not provide such critically needed services to seniors and their caregivers without your support. Ingra Gardner,MA Executive Director Nu-Hope Elder Care Services,Inc. Bouquet Letters policyMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssu n.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers,letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns,as well as any other opinion piece are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits,although more timely ones could be moved up. Letters will be edited for good taste,grammar,length and libel,although we try to retain th e overall flavor of the writers style. Guest columns are usually in a more prominent position and will be edited to a higher sta ndard. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official,so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sun has a long history o f encouraging public discussion through letters,guest columns,and Readers Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure,not an obligation. Most of us expect about 90 percent of our charitable contributions to go toward funding any charitable cause to which we give. How do you feel about the NFL donating only 8 percent of Pink gear sales toward cancer research? This is one of those big stories that got lost in the giant news vacuum of the failed Obamacare website and subsequent number crash. Its also a big story that could reverse favorable American opinions of the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodall. Business Insider reports only about 8 percent of sales from the popular pink NFL merchandise goes toward cancer research. They break down distribution of the money from sales this way:50 percent goes to the retailer,37.5 percent to the manufacturer,8.1 percent to the American Cancer Society for research,3.24 percent to the administration at the Society and 1.25 percent to the NFL. Heres something else to consider:the retailer who gets 50 percent is most often the NFL itself and NFL teams. ESPNs Darren Rovell jumped all over this,writing that the league takes a 25 percent royalty from the wholesale price (1/2 retail), donates 90 percent of royalty to American Cancer Society. Business Insider does quote the NFL website that states any money the league makes that is not donated to the American Cancer Society goes directly toward covering the costs of the Breast Cancer Awareness program. That sounds good,but it doesnt explain some more troubling aspects of the way money is shifted around and how little actually goes to cancer research. Most of the pink NFL merchandise is reportedly sold through the leagues online store,individual teams and at the stadiums. That makes the NFL and individual teams the retailer. As noted by Business Insider,retailers get 50 percent. If the league is giving all that money to Breast Cancer Awareness,that sounds great. However,consider these numbers from Darren Rovell:On pink gear,the NFL says it takes a 25 percent royalty from the wholesale price (1/2 retail), donates 90 percent of royalty to American Cancer Society. In other words,writes Business Insiders Cork Gaines,for every $100 in pink merchandise sold, $12.50 goes to the NFL. Of that,$11.25 goes to the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the NFL keeps the rest. The remaining money is then divided up by the company that makes the merchandise (37.5 percent) and the company that sells the merchandise (50.0 percent),which is often the NFL and the individual teams. Considering only 71 pe rcent of ACS money goes to research and cancer programs,that's how they get to the 8 percent number of your purchases actually going to cancer research and programs. The real outrage is the big profits for the NFL and small amount that goes to their broken promise of fighting breast cancer. How many women in pink NFL gear are now regretting their purchase when they learn only 8 percent of the money they or their generous gift-giver spent goes to cancer research? From a purely business marketing perspective,the NFL used the emotional attraction of pretending to care about cancer survivo rs and victims to attract and maintain female fans and got caught profiting from the pain of millions of Americans. From a human perspective,theres something especially sleazy about pimping such a heartwrenching pain as Moms cancer for financial gain. There is sure to be a lot of buyersremorse around the flat screens this weekend. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall needs to do what too few so-called leadersdo anymore. He needs to publicly apologi ze to the fans,breast cancer survivors and the families of those who have lost moms,daughters,sisters, aunts,grandmothers and wives to cancer. Then he needs to dig in and donate 100 percent of every penny used to purchase pink NFL gear during the month of October to cancer research. Only then can you and I trust the NFL to be honorable with any other charit able venture. Rick Jensen is Delawares Award-Winning Conservative Talk Show Host on 1150AM WDEL and 93.7FM HD3, Streaming live on WDEL.Com from 1-4 p.m. EST. Contact Rick at rick@wdel.com, or follow him on Twitter@JensenVoiceover. The NFL sees green in pink Guest Column Rick Jensen G etting government action NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall needs to publicly apologize to the fans.

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By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressSANFORD The police department in t he Florida city where Trayvon Martin was s hot and killed by a neighborhood watch v olunteer is clarifying that revisions to its w atch program that include a no-weapons r ecommendation wont infringe on citizens c onstitutional rights. Sanford police chief Cecil Smith said T uesday that the new neighborhood watch program will include more defined training that informs participants that police policy is not to patrol or carry guns. But it wont be specifically written into the handbook. Smith says people wont be asked about any weapons permits they hold or be restricted from participating if they do. But block captains will now be required to sign a waiver that says if they carry any weapon they are going beyond the training of police and relinquish the city of liability. R esort on State Road 70 at 7 :30 p.m. Thursday with S am Dunn calling. This will b e the groups first dance of t he season and features a fing er food buffet. Mike Doughty will call for t he Peanut Butter Dance on N ov. 14 with Larry Chatos c ueing Early Rounds,which b egin at 7 p.m. Dancers will b ring a jar of peanut butter a nd all collected will be d onated to an area food b ank. The months events will c lose with a Thanksgiving D ance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 w ith Sonny McCartney. Visitors are always welc omed. For more informat ion,call 699-9959. Beswick introduces new release SEBRING The Florida W riters Association writers g roup,Sebring Scribblers a nd Scribes,will meet at 7 p .m. today at Beef O B radys in Sebring. Come e arly to have dinner. Barbara Beswick will i ntroduce her new release f rom Mirror Publishing, Dippy Ducks Adventures, a nd Rebecca Benevides, C PA,will address questions f rom authors. The meeting is open to the p ublic,and membership in F WA or in Scribblers is not r equired although applicat ions are available. For more i nformation,call Beswick at 4 02-9181. HIP to distribute telephones SEBRING Hearing I mpaired Persons will dist ribute free amplified telep hones to Florida residents w ho have hearing or speech l oss. The distribution will be f rom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. T hursday and Nov. 21 in the c onference room at Nu-Hope E lder Care Services,6414 U S 27 South. This is by appointment o nly. Call (941) 743-8347. Kenilworth Neighborhood W atch meets Thursday SEBRING The K enilworth Neighborhood W atch serving Kenilworth A venue,Highlands Homes, a nd adjoining streets will m eet at the Military Sea S ervices Museum on the corn er of Kenilworth Boulevard a nd Roseland Avenue at 6 p .m. Thursday. Open to all w ho wish to attend. Theatre plans meeting, supper SEBRING There will be a Highlands Little Theatre v olunteer meeting and p otluck supper at 6 p.m. T hursday. All current volunt eers and anyone interested i n helping out are welcome t o attend. Volunteers are needed in a ll areas,both on and off s tage. Some of the front of t he house departments i nclude Box Office,ushers, l ounge,marketing and o ffice help. Stage departm ents include but are not l imited to,Set Construction, L ighting,Sound,Wardrobe & Stage Crew.Training will b e provided. Auditions are held when performers are needed. Bring a dish,a friend and your enthusiasm to learn more about your community theatre at 356 W. Center Ave. For more information, call 385-2175. Hot air balloons and pancakes served SaturdaySEBRING Area young people and their families will have a chance to take to the sky on Saturday in a hot air balloon,weather permitting. Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1240 is hosting a pancake at their Aviation Development Center on the south flight line at the Sebring Regional Airport. The balloon flight is part of the EAA 1240 Youth Aviation Education Programs,created to interest young people in aviation. There will be static displays of aircraft and pilots at the event will also explain more about airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight. If wind conditions are too strong,Brandon Baker,commercial hot air balloon pilot and Lake Placid High School aerospace program graduate, will conduct the tethered balloon rides. He will also present an overview of hot air ballooning in the classroom at 9 a.m. In addition to the pancake breakfast where funds go to youth aviation education,a video featuring the TV program The Aviatorswill be shown in the classroom starting at 8 a.m. Those attending the event Saturday are asked to come to the Sebring Regional Airport and follow the signs to the EAA Aviation Development Center, through gate 24. The pancake breakfast serving will begin at 8 a.m. Information about the next scheduled Young Eagles flights,EAA 1240 Chapter membership and youth and family activities,and the Heartland Flying Club will be available. Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet. Access to EAAs Home Page is available at www.eaa.org. The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org. Or call John Rousch,EAA 1240 Youth Programs coordinator, at 273-0522 .Surviving the Holidays seminar scheduled LAKE PLACID Grief Share:Surviving the Holidaysis a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved ones death. The seminar will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday,Nov. 24 in Friendship Hall at First Presbyterian Church,118 N. Oak Ave. There will be a $5 fee that will be used to pay for the seminar handbook. Scholarships are available. Child care will not be provided. The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors,grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved ones death. Topics to be discussed include Why the Holidays are Tough What to Expect How to Prepare How to Manage Relationships and Holiday Socials and Using the Holidays to Help You Heal. Those who attend will receive a handbook with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. For more information and to register,call 699-0132 or the church office at 4652742.SFSC Public Service Academy offers Security Guard TrainingAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges Public Service Academy (PSA) is offering a Security Guard Training course. This 40-hour course is required for work as a State of Florida Licensed Security Guard,Class D License. Topics covered will include patrol techniques,first aid, terrorism,Florida Statutes, and those mandated by the Florida Department of Business Regulation. The course will be held from 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday,and begins Monday,Jan. 27,at the SFSC Highlands Campus PSA,600 W. College Drive. Pre-registration is required,and the course number is CRN 11638. The cost of the course is $170 per person and may be paid by cash,check,or credit card. Participants may register in Building B on the SFSC Highlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center. For more information, contact Richard Morey,coordinator,at 784-7285 or visit www.southflorida.edu/public service. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page; 00033332 DCW ADVERTISING; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main A, 11/6,13; 00033485 Continued from page A2 Community Briefs Vickie Watson/News-Sun Several businesses around the county participated in the fun of dress-up during last weeks Halloween events. Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, Inc.s Barbara Kesselring (from left), Roseann Kiefer and Bonnie Kesselring dressed to put a smile on their clients faces on Thursday. Police clarify no-gun policy for watch program Dress up time By PETER ORSI Associated PressHAVANA An American fugitive hijacker who has been living in Cuba for nearly three decades says he is going home to face U.S. justice. William Potts tells The Associated Press his travel documents are all set and he is booked on a charter flight from Havana to Miami early Wednesday. He says he looks forward to getting closure by facing charges against him back home. Potts hijacked an airplane and flew to the Communist-run island in 1984,expecting that Cuba would offer him guerrilla training. Instead Cuban authorities convicted him of air piracy and imprisoned him for more than 13 years. He said Tuesday he hopes his time served in Cuba will help mitigate the charges against him in the United States. US hijacker in Cuba headed home after 3 decades Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH A vacationing woman and her 16-year-old daughter were about to take a final dip in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday before heading home to Tennessee when they spotted a purse and other items that had been washed in by the tide. They looked inside the purse and saw it was stuffed with cash. That s when they called police. We thought someone might have drowned or something,Darlene Curley told the Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1dK31uE ) on Monday from her home in Etowah,Tenn. We called the police because we wanted to make sure the person (th e owner of the purse) was all right. The items were taken by Beach Safety Ocean Rescue officers,who took them to a lifeguard station to dry out. Once the officers realized just how much cash was inside $13,087.88 they locked the bay and left two officers to guar d it,according to a police report. The newspaper reports that the owner of the purse,Mary Self of Harwood,Md.,eventually showed at the station. In addition to the cash, there were several piece s of jewelry inside the $400 brown Coach bag, as well as a couple of credit cards. Curley said Self calle d her. Tennessee woman finds purse stuffed with cash

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t hing,Prentice said. Prentices training prep ares flyers and pilots on w hat to expect once a chute i s pulled and they begin their d escent back to the ground f rom some thousand feet in t he air. I teach and train them on a series of maneuvers such a s full frontal collapses, a symmetric collapses,falls a nd spins. This training is t he type of training that isnt e asily forgotten. Its a traini ng used that helps with m uscle memory. So even if s omeone is falling,the body a nd the muscles remember w hat feels right,what to do n ext and how to steer and t hings like that,Prentice s aid. The equipment used duri ng these procedures are the h ighest quality. Prentice uses K evlar fiber rope along with s trong wenches that let the p araglider out to up to a mile o n the rope. The rope is very strong. T hey go up 3,000 feet from t he boat up in the air and t hey release from there, P rentice said. In the six y ears Ive been to Sebring a nd have done this training n othing serious has ever happ ened. Prentice and his training c ome with a $1 million i nsurance policy to ensure t he safety of the trainees is the highest priority. Over the past few days, Prentice has been enjoying the nice breezes from the windy weather and has been taking off from Hidden Beach just off of Lakeview Drive. For many years, Prentice and his team have been extra excited about working in Sebring due to the low water levels of Lake Jackson,however this year has posed a different perspective for them after a record rainy season. We lost a landing spot at the beach because the water is so high right now. Thats a good thing for the lake and the people that use the water but its different for us. We were just loving it last year because the water was so low,but this area still is great for the training, Prentice said. After several years of working in and around Sebring,Prentice has grown to love the city,and its residents,even more than he expected. I love it here. The people are so welcoming. The locals see us up there doing this and they wave and stop by and ask Hey. What are you doing out here?Sebring has been one of the most welcoming places Ive ever been in the U.S. Danny Copeland has helped tremendously to connect us to the local scene here,Prentice said. Prentice and his team of gliders,most of whom are from different parts of the world,will continue their training through the week to prepare for their long distance flights competition held each year. The races begin in the LaBelle/Clewiston area and end in Sebring. In 2003,Prentice set a world record for longest flight via paragliding. Prentice flew 243 miles in eight and a half hours. The record has since been beaten, but Prentice still finds his accomplishment an amazing feat. Prentices website, www.earthcog.com/,is currently under construction, but highlights some of his flights,shares photos and information and gives a schedule of races and more. Prentice and his crew will continue their training and exercises throught the weekend from different spots around Lake Jackson. The pilots can be seen near Sunset Motel and restaruant and Hidden Beach. Page A6 News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 www.newssun.com DUMMY 2013; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 00026397 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black plus three; process, tv incl; 00033464 Paragliding training continues through week Continued on page 19 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Local author Mack Payne is conducting a nationwide media tour to promote his new book Vietnam Veteran Memoirs a Book of Miracles.His next event will be an interview with prominent talk show host BulldogBill Feingold on K-News Radio,94.3 FM in Palm Springs,Calif. on Friday. The interview can be heard live at www.943knews.com. Payne said,My book is a story about the Vietnam War that had to be told. His book recounts a 3.5year period including two years in Vietnam and the 1.5 years between his tours in country. In addition to informing readers about hisVietnam War experiences the author offers inspiration from the descriptions of how he overcame many obstacles in his pursuit of success during those years. Unlike many darkthemed personal account books about the Vietnam War,Paynes book is diffe rent in that it offers inspira tion spiced up with humor intrigue and politics. The book provides a personal perspective of one of the most divisive times in the modern history of the cou ntry. The author claims the book contains the secret of life in addition to a compelling case for how readers can improve their lives in addition to first hand information about those trying times in American history. The book is available on Amazon.com in both electronic and paperback versions. It can also be obtained on the authors website,vietnamcopy.com. LP author touts book on nationwide media tour Payne Special to the News-Sun SEBRING With holiday s upplies already covering the s tore shelves,individuals, f amilies,churches and g roups in Highlands,Hardee, a nd surrounding counties are w orking to make Christmas a r eality for needy kids around t he world by filling shoeboxe s with toys,school supplies, h ygiene items and notes of e ncouragement. Operation C hristmas Child,the worlds l argest Christmas project of i ts kind,is ramping up as resi dents in Sebring and t hroughout the area prepare t o collect 5,000 gift-filled s hoeboxes during National C ollection Week,Nov. 1 8. At local collection sites in t he Sebring area,for examp le,anyone can drop off a g ift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas. Then using w hatever means necessary t rucks,trains,boats,bikes, a nd even elephantsthe s hoebox gifts will be delive red to children worldwide. F or many children,the shoeb ox gift will be the first gift t hey have ever received. Though the shoebox gifts w ill often travel thousands of m iles,Operation Christmas C hild offers a way for partici pants to follow their box by u sing the donation form f ound at samaritanspurse.org. D onors will receive an email t elling the country where t heir shoeboxes are delivered. Operation Christmas Child h as collected and delivered m ore than 100 million shoeb ox gifts to suffering child ren in more than 100 count ries since 1993. For information on how to p articipate in Operation C hristmas Child,call (407) 8 52-3727 or visit samarit anspurse.org. National C ollection Week for giftf illed shoeboxes is Nov. 182 5. Shoebox gifts are collecte d all year at the Samaritans P urse headquarters in Boone, N .C. 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recipes. Beans are permitted. Additionally,no ingredients may be pre-cooked prior to the competition. Teams will have three hours to produce their product. There currently are 10 teams signed on to participate in this year's competition. However,with good weather,Rotarians believe they could gain half again that many There is a $50 entry fee,but they get half that back with a $25 gift card from Winn Dixie so they can buy some of their supplies,said Sarah Palone who is one of the organizers for this years event. The gates will open at 8 a.m. for the teams to set up,competition starts at 9 a.m. with tasting to begin at noon. From 1-3 p.m., members of the public can purchase an arm band and sample the different recipes as supplies last. As last year,there again will be a chili dog eating contest. The goal will be to see who can down five of the big hotdogs in the shortest amount of time. Next Thursday,Nov 14, the Rotarys44th Annual Gene Scheck Apple & Sweet Cider Sale is scheduled in the parking lot at Lakeshore Mall. Pre-sales for that event have been going on for several weeks. However,officials say there will be plenty of stock from the tractor-trailer rig for some on-site sales as well. In all,43,000 pounds of apples,sweet apple cider and apple butter will be packed into the semi-truck at the Eshelman Orchards in Clyde,Ohio for delivery here. Rotarians and members of the South Florida State College will begin during thepre-dawn hours next Thursday to unload the semitrailer. Also again this year there will be a bag your ownsection. All apples on the Rotary list for pre-orders also will be available. For the very hungry, Rotarians Robert and Mary Strenth also will roll out their NuttinFancy Barbecue operation in conjunction with the event. They will be set up from 8 a.m. until sellout. Proceeds from the barbecue will go to the New Testament Mission in Sebring. Preorders for racks of ribs,whole Boston butts and whole beef briskets are available by calling 381-5127 or 3858538. The end of November does not mean the end of Rotary service for the yea r. Planned for the first Friday in December will be the annual Circle the Circle with Cans event. The cash and cans collected from that Rotary event will go to the Salvation Army of Highlands County. That is sponsored by the Sebring Noon Rotary Club, although organizers say other local Rotary club members may also be involved. Continued from page A1 www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 Page A7 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars p/u; 00033489 n ot in the FDOT total yet, 2 013 will now have at least s ix fatalities before the end o f the first week of N ovember. 2012 was busier in total, b ut had fewer fatalities, S tublen said:355 crashes, 2 74 injuries,but only four d eaths. While FDOT cautions d rivers about safety,Stublen s aid U.S. 27 is not a bad s tretch of road. We dont have bad roads; w e have bad behavior, S tublen said,pointing out t hat people are always fivem inutes lateand not focusi ng on driving. We always r ush. We make bad decis ions,(and) those decisions a re deadly. Thursdays wreck happ ened at 12:57 p.m. The G eros were southbound in t he inside lane of the highway. Goldstein was northbound and entered the leftturn divider across from Lake Jackson Condos at 363 U.S. 27 S.,according to police reports. Witnesses told police that the Jaguar did not slow down,and police reports said it hit the curb at the end of the turn lane,facing the car to face north. The Jaguar and Focus hit head-on but off-center on the drivers sides. The impact sent the Focus airborne and rolling west across three lanes of traffic. It landed facing north on the drivers side at the condo entrance. Francis Gero was pinned between the car and the road,reports said. Meanwhile,the Jaguar spun 360 degrees,aided by collisions with a black 2008 Nissan Maxima driven by Amanda Monday,26,of Lake Placid,and a dark red 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by Leonor Guzman,65,of Homestead. All three cars stopped 2030 feet south of the accident site,with the Jaguar in the center lane,facing north and the other two cars lined up in the inside lane. Police reports said Emergency Medical Services pronounced Francis Gero dead at 1:02 p.m. Barbara Gero was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Goldstein was transported to Highlands Regional Medical Center for treatment and Guzmans passenger Beatriz Cleves,86,of Homestead was transported to Florida Hospital Heartland Division for treatment,reports said. Neither Monday nor Guzman needed medical attention. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Sebring police officers survey the damage of a fatal wreck last Thursday that involved four cars on southbound U.S. 27 in front of Lake Jackson Condos. A Jaguar sedan (foreground) exited a turn lane in front of a silver Ford Focus (left) and the impact flipped the Focus f rom the inside lane across into the entrance of the condos. Francis Gero, 58, and Barbara Gero, 54, were in the Ford Focus. Francis Gero died almost immediately, but Barbara Gero died from her injuries on Saturday. No charges have been filed, but the wreck is still under investigation. Continued from page A1 US 27 not a bad stretch of road Rotary apple sale is Thursday Katara Simmons/News-Sun f ile The 44th Annual Gene Scheck Rotary Apple and Sweet Cider Sale will take place Nov. 14 at the Lakeshore Mall in Sebring.

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Page A8 News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 www.newssun.com LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/6/13; 00033478 DUMMY 2013; 5.542"; 5"; Black; lp rotary wild game dinner; 00033555 Special to the News-SunWEST PALM BEACH F ollowing an above-average w et season,South Florida w ater levels are positioned t o handle a drier-than-avera ge start to the dry season, o fficials announced Friday a t a joint briefing by the S outh Florida Water M anagement District ( SFWMD) and the National W eather Service (NWS). Above-average wet seas on rainfall provided South F lorida with some insura nce going into the driest m onths of the year,said S usan Sylvester,SFWMD c hief of the Water Control O perations Bureau. We r emain mindful,however, t hat a sustained period of b elow-average dry season r ainfall can have a signific ant impact on water leve ls. Released this week,the N ational Oceanic and A tmospheric A dministrations Climate P rediction Center forecast c alls for drier-than-normal c onditions. The absence of a n El Nio or La Nia, h owever,creates a higher l evel of uncertainty in the f orecast,according to the N WS. South Floridas dry seas on is from November t hrough May,when about 1 8 inches of rain is the a verage. May and October a re important transition m onths,and March,April a nd May have the highest e vaporation rates and lowe st rainfall. Among the official forec ast highlights for the 2 013-2014 South Florida d ry season: Below-normal precipitation A possibility of near to s lightly above-normal temp eratures Precipitation in an avera ge dry season:12 to 15 i nches in the interior/west t o 15 to 21 inches in the e ast Entering the dry season, Water Conservation Areas 2 and 3 in Broward and Miami-Dade counties remain above normal,while Water Conservation Area 1 in Palm Beach County is slightly below normal. Overall,water levels across South Florida are at or near their targets for this time of year,with regulation schedules designed to reflect that the hurricane season does not officially end until Nov. 30.Wet Season UpdateSouth Floridas 2013 wet season produced aboveaverage rainfall in the entire 16-county district, from Orlando to the Florida Keys. District-wide,an average of 39.03 inches of rain,or 6.42 inches above the average,fell between May 19 and Oct. 9. This time period reflects the start and end of the daily sea breeze cycle that characterizes the wet season. This years summer season produced several notable numbers: Wettest July since 2001 Wettest June since 2005 Combination of late May through July months led to the wettest start to the wet season since 1968 Wettest April-throughJuly period on record in South Florida since 1932 Wettest April-throughSeptember period districtwide since 1960 Tropical Storm Andrea in June produced 3.1 inches of rain District-wide about as much rain as the district receives in an average year from tropical activity The Kissimmee and Southwest Coast regions experienced the largest rainfall totals,ranging from 9.63 inches above-average in Lee and Collier counties to 18.61 inches above-average in Highlands and Okeechobee counties. Floridas east coast ranged from 3.82 inches aboveaverage in Martin and St. Lucie counties to 4.34 inches and 5.88 inches above average in Palm Beach and Broward counties,respectively. Miami-Dade County received the least amount of rainfall in populated areas during the wet season,with 1.44 inches above average. Lake Okeechobee, which stood at 15.57 feet today,received 34.65 inches of rain during the wet season,representing 126 percent of average or 7.14 inches above average. The Everglades Agricultural Area received 36.30 inches of rainfall,representing 120 percent of average or 6.01 inches above average. Highlights of South Floridas Weather Roller Coaster: Normal:Florida receives an average of 52 inches of rainfall a year,with 70 percent falling during the fivemonth wet season from approximately June through October. Wet Conditions:The 2013 wet season produced the wettest start to the wet season since 1968 and the wettest April-through-July period on record in South Florida since 1932. Record Wet Conditions: Tropical Storm Isaac in late August 2012 proved to be a 1-in-100 year storm event. Record Dry Conditions: January 2012 was the driest January in the agencys 16county region since recordkeeping began in 1932. Record Dry Conditions: The 2011 wet season saw one of its latest starts in 20 years following the driest October-to-mid-June period on record. Record Wet Conditions: In 2009,the sea breeze cycle ushered in the wet season in May. With 9.04 inches of rain falling across the District,May 2009 became the wettest May on record,according to District records dating back to 1932. Above-average rainfall helps dry season Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A s cathing new report is critic al of the states efforts to p revent child abuse deaths a cross Florida. The Department of C hildren and Families on T uesday released a report p repared by a private nonp rofit organization. Interim DCF Secretary Esther Jacobo asked for the review after news reports revealed that several children died from abuse despite previous involvement by authorities. The report by Casey Family Programs found that children had died from asphyxia,drowning,and physical abuse. The report found that investigators did not look at other family problems such as domestic violence or drug abuse that should have warned them that a child was in danger. Jacobo said the agency was undertaking a series of steps in response to the report. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Elephants, tigers,thrilling aerialists and acrobats,mystifying magic and hilarious clowns will appear at The Highlands County Fairgrounds in Sebring for performances on Monday and Tuesday,Nov. 18-19 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. Cole Bros. Circus of the Starsnew performance features Princess Vicentas astonishing assemblage of white tigers,awesome elephants with special guest star-siblings,Babies Val and Hugo,and for the first time ever in the United States,the international award-winning high-wire artistry of Columbias Tabares Troupe. From Kazakhstan,the amazing Lana dazzles with quick change and grand scale Illusions. Argentinas Fassio Family and their cavalcade of captivating canines elegant Afghans,loveable St. Bernards,and a mighty Chihuahua delight children of all ages. Daredevil turns include ThunderDrome,the motoglobe of death,and The Human Cannonball,who bursts from the barrel of The Worlds Largest Cannon at 5g velocity. Comic relief arrives compliments of The Bermudez Troupe,who steal the show one smile at a time. Free tickets for children under 13 are available at www.GoToTheCircus.com, and adult general admission is priced at $16 for advance purchase. General admission may be upgraded to reserved seats for $4 or VIP seat for $7. For more information,visit GoToTheCircus.com/. Circus coming to Sebring Nov. 18-19 Courtesy pho to The big elephants are always among the favorites of children who attend the circus. This year, the circus will be in Sebring on Nov. 18 and 19. r New report blasts state over child abuse deaths

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013Page A9 rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NUMBER:GC 13-282 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, ASSINGEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS, TRUSTTES OF WALTER D.McCULLEY,SR. and JOANNE L.McCULLEY,His Wife,both Deceased,and all other persons claiming by, through,under or against the named Defendants; WALTER DALE McCULLEY,Jr.,a Single Man; DANIEL WILLIAM McCULLEY,a Single Man; MICHELLE S.GERTNER,a Single Woman; JEFFREY TODD DURST,a Married man; if living inlcuding any unknown spouse of said Defendant,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); WICKS,BROWN,WILLIAMS & CO. FINANCIAL SERVICES,GROUP,INC.,a Florida corporation; whether dissolved or presently existing,together with any grantees,assignees,successors,creditors, lienors,or trustees of said defendant(s) and all other persons claiming by,through, under,or against Defendant(s); SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.,a Florida corporation; whether dissolved or presently existing,together with any grantees,assignees,successors, creditors,lienors,or trustees of said defendant(s) and all other persons claiming by,through,under,or against Defendant(s); UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,acting through the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final judgment of foreclosure entered in the abovetitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida, described as: The Property:a/k/a 8432 Pine Glen Road,Sebring,FL 33876 Lot 3,Block W,SPRING LAKE,VILLAGE III,according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9,Page 54,Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. Parcel I.D.C-15-35-30-030-00W0-0030 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,in Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on the 4th day of December,2013. SIGNED this 1st day of November,2013. (SEAL) ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(941) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of publication of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770. November 6,13,2013 1050Legals 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 Michalak ``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 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 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. 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.11000827GCS BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. 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 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 not cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; of you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. November 6,13,2013 1050LegalsELIZABETH WAITE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; BILLY RAY WEEKS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BILLY RAY WEEKS; THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE WAITE FAMILY JOINT TRUST DATED 6/19/1996; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF CORA B.WAITE,DECEASED whose residence if unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors, creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interest by,through,under or against the Defendants,who are not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein TO:THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE WAITE FAMILY JOINT TRUST DATED 6/19/1996 whose residence if unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors,creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interest by,through,under or against the Defendants,who are not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein TO:ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence if unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors,creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interest by,through,under or against the Defendants,who are not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida,has been filed against you: LOT 10,LOT 11,LOT 12 AND LOT 13, BLOCK 6,OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION R,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 17,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. This property is located at the street address of: 435 Pershing Avenue,Lake Placid,Florida 33852 YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before December 10, 2013,a date which is within 30 days after the first publication,if any,on Elizabeth R. Wellborn,P.A.,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd.,Suite 100, Deerfield Beach,Florida 33442,and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney,or immediately thereafter; otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on October 30,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp (COURT SEAL) Deputy Clerk 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000366 ONEWEST BANK,F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. RICK WAITE,AS CO-SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE WAITE FAMILY JOINT TRUST DATED 6/19/1996; ELIZABETH WAITE,AS CO-SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE WAITE FAMILY JOINT TRUST DATED 6/19/1996; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES AND A LL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR A GAINST THE ESTATE OF CORA B. WAITE,DECEASED; RICK WAITE; IN 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 A ssociation 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 A SSEMBLY 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. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. OCTOBER 3,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-197852 FC01 GRR October 30; November 6,2013 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsCLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTS

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Page A10 News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013www.newssun.com NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit In and for POLK County,Florida,on the 11th day of October,2013,in the cause wherein MADAI DHANRAJ.,as Administrator of the Estate of Naraish D.Dhanraj,deceased,is Plaintiff, and ELDORADO HOMES,INC.,is Defendant, being Case No.2009-CA-008817 in the said Court,I,Susan Benton,Sheriff of Highlands County,Florida,have levied upon all of the Defendant,ELDORADO HOMES,INC., right,title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County,Florida,to-wit: LOT 10,BLOCK 749,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 15 R1,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 64,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,AND COMMONLY KNOWN AS 4605 NADENA DRIVE. and on the 11th day of December,2013,at the steps of the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Ave.,in the City of Sebring,Highlands County,Florida,at the hour of 10:00 a.m.,or as soon thereafter as possible,I will offer for sale all of the said defendant,ELDORADO HOMES,INC.,right, title and interest in the aforesaid REAL property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens,encumbrances and j udgments,if any,to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH,the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this,October 31,2013 SUSAN BENTON,SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA By:/s/ Lt.Kenny Johnson #2081 Lt.Kenny Johnson, Judicial Process Unit In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf A ve.,Sebring,FL 33870,Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771,or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. Prepared by Lt.Kenny Johnson Highlands County Sheriff's Office 434 Fernleaf Ave. Sebring,FL 33870 November 6,13,20,27,2013 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 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, A T 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 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 BOULEV ARD 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 Michalak As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court A dministrator 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 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013Page A11 DODGE STRATUS2006. 6cyl. Fully Loaded. Factory new cond. 21,150 mi. $6700. Call 863-385-2613 9450Automotive for SaleWE BUYALL AUTOS with or without Title. Any Year / Make / Model / Condition. We will pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. Call Cindy 813-505-6935 9400Automotive Wanted 9000 Transportation2002 SUNNYBROOKTravel Trailer / Model #M-28RK-FS 5TH Wheel. Qutstanding Condition. $14,500. 863-386-4276 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationHARVEST HOME CRAFT FESTIVAL Saturday, Nov. 9th 8 a.m. To 1 p.m. EMMANUEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 3115 Hope St., Sebring 1.8 mi. west of Hwy 27 on Hammock Road Christmas items, baked goods, jewelry, candy, raffles, silent auction and more! Coffee and donuts; brunch, Don't miss it! 863-471-1999 7460Crafts & Bazaars SEBRING *ESTATE SALE Nov. 8, 9 & 10, 8AM 4PM, 112 Sharon Ave. 33875. This a small but packed 3BR home with 2 sheds and lots of garden equipment and yard decorations. The owner was a dedicated crafter, who loved to garden as well. The following is a partial list of what you can expect to see. Power & stationary tools, yard tools, shaper, Jigsaws, drill presses, belt/disc sanders, scroll saw, Troybilt self propelled 21" lawn mower, Delta, Dremel, Black & Decker etc., washer & dryer, futon, burgundy double recliner sofa w/ cupholders & storage, large shelf unit, Cedar chest, wingback chair, kitchen table w/ leaf, no chairs, china cabinet, Whitewash shelf unit, antique child's chest, full size four poster bed w/ quality mattress, great collection dog & cat figurines & miniatures, cocrete pots, potted plants, hardware, plate glass shelves, wood remnants, die cuts, linens, ribbons, S&P collection, large selection of oil and other art paints, brushes, pads etc., hand sewn quilts, woodcraft, garden art. Too Much To List. Sunday is a 1/2 price day! No Early Sales! Donna Collins Estate Sale www.estatesales.net SEBRING *QUIT FISHING 3439 Maryland Ave, & Kansas (Fairmont Estates) Fri & Sat, Nov 8 & 9, 8am 5pm. 25 years of Fishing Gear. A Must See! SEBRING WOODHAVENESTATES off Bruns Rd. Sat. 8 1pm. Several Homes. Furn., electronics, clothes, crafts, golf equip. & MORE! SEBRING SAT.ONLY! Rain or Shine. 7 1pm. 210 Dove Ave. Sebring Hills. Piano, Avon collectibles & jewelry, vintage jewelry, Holiday decor, electronics, computer games, household misc. SEBRING SAT.ONLY! 11/9. 7 ?. 4230 Mandarin Rd. Crib, kids toys, home items, entertainment center, mattress set & more. SEBRING HUGEMULTI-FAMILY SALE! Sat. 11/9. 8 ?. 2400 Jackson Heights Dr. So much stuff you will think we are moving! Christmas, household, jewelry, bikes, exercise equip., clothes & more. SEBRING 11/811/10. Fri. -Sun. 8-4pm. 8733 Cortez Rd. Spring Lake Village #4. Furn., small appl., household, tools. Too much to list. SEBRING VERY HUGE GARAGE SALE!! 3816 Dauphine St. (back o f Wal-Mart) Nov. 7-8-9, 7am-3pm. Furniture, tools, plants, purses, shoes, clothes, many more! SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY Fri.-Sat. 11/8 & 9 3284 Golfview Road (Harder Hall) 8am till ? Lots of misc. SEBRING *BIG/ CLEAN / SALE* Under cover 2454 Lake view Dr. (near Matlogo around to back). Fri & Sat, Nov 8 & 9, 8am-3pm. Lots of Goodies, Knick / Knacks, Bentwood Rocker, Flying Eagle Kites, Metal shelving, Many VCR tapes, Costume Jewelry, Hall Tree, Kitchen appliances & Variety of Vacuum cleaners. SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES 1520 Valiant Ave., Thur & Fri, Nov 7 & 8, 8am 1pm. 3 Wheel bike. Yamaha keyboard, Quilt, Doilies, Christmas, Furn., MISC. AVON PARKYARD SALE 404 Malcolm Street, Fri. 8th & Sat. 9th, 8am-?. Household items, furniture, fishing rod reels, tools, Christmas tree ornaments, clothing, flowers. Too much more to mention! 7320Garage &Yard Sales MULTI-FAMILY SALE HIDDEN CREEK CIRCLE (off Lakeview, behind St. Agnes Episcopal Church) Nov. 8 & 9, 8AM 3 PM Antique furniture, bedspreads, quilts, cedar chest, pressure washer, deep fryer, flat panel monitors, men's and women's clothes and shoes, cookbooks, household items of all sorts, kitchen utensils, luggage, violin, telescope, & much more! Follow the signs... it will be worth it! AVON PARKMoving Sale! Fri. Sat. 7 5pm. 1930 N. Zenith Rd. Washer & Dryer, mobility scooters, household items & more! AVON PARKFRI. SAT. 11/8 11/9. 8 3pm. 1898 N. Seminole Rd. 3 Family Sale! Tools, furn., & much more! AVON PARK* MULTI FAMILY 599 S. Christy Jo Dr., Sat. Nov 9th, 8am? Household Items, Lots Of Children's Misc., Something For Everyone! ABSOLUTE AUCTION Sat. Nov. 9th 10:00am. 7420 CR 17S. Sebring Fl. For Photos go to: auctionzip.com Auctioneer #5198 or call 239-242-7661 Gulf Coast Realty & Auctions. Auctioneer Bruce Scott Lic. #AU415 7320Garage &Yard Sales WEED EATERUsed twice. Homelite Gas 2012. $60. Sebring area. 786-571-7070 STAINLESS WALKERCane style with 4 prong. (medical). Like New! $25 863-385-1615 FOLDING WALKER/ LARGE / Adjustable / Medical / Like New. $35. 863-385-1615 COFFEE TABLEOctagonal w/glass top. Dark wood, good cond. $100. 863-453-3104 BICYCLES, 1-10Speed, 1 standard. $30 obo. Both. Call 863-273-4191 ANTIQUE MEN'S WARDROBE DRESS $75.00 obo. Call 863-253-7426 7310Bargain BuysRECLINER CHAIR/ NEW Lazy Boy / Brown Tweed $600. 863-385-4430 7300MiscellaneousSLEEPER SOFAQueen Size, La-Z-Boy. Excel cond. Very Clean. $325. obo. Call 863-453-5216. 7180FurnitureABSOLUTE AUCTION Sat. Nov. 9th 10:00am. 7420 CR 17 S. Sebring Fl. For Photos go to: auctionzip.com Auctioneer # 5198 or Call 239-242-7661 Gulf Coast Realty & Auctions. Auctioneer Bruce Scott Lic. # AU415 7030Estate SalesABSOLUTE AUCTION Sat. Nov. 9th 10:00am. 7420 CR 17 S. Sebring Fl. For Photos go to: auctionzip.com Auctioneer # 5198 or Call 239-242-7661 Gulf Coast Realty & Auctions. Auctioneer Bruce Scott Lic. # AU415 7020Auctions 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 -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 SEBRING 2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 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 PARKNice 2BR/2BA House w/Garage. No pets. Deposit required. 419-722-0179 6300Unfurnished HousesAVON 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 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Cable TV Free. Reduced 1st mo. rent. Large clean 1/1. New paint, mini blinds, vertical, tile floors. A/C. Quiet/safe. No last month.863-385-1999 SEBRING *DINNER LAKE AREA 1 & 2 BR Apartments for Rent. Large rooms, Fresh paint & Tile, Includes water. $400 $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 PARKCute 1/1, Clean, beautiful landscape. Includes W/D, microwave, ice maker. Centrally located, walking distance to shopping & dining. Move In Special!! No Deposit $495/mo. Incl. water & sewer. Call 863-368-1915 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR. Available immediately Washer/Dryer, Microwave & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsPLACID LAKES/ Studio Apartment. Kitchenette, Furn., W/D avail., Golf Course. 2 People Maxim. Monthly/ Yearly/Seasonal. Incl. electric/ water. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -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 RentalsSEBRING -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 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesAVON PARK,514 Lacey. 5,850 sq.ft. Asking $10,000. Call 347-322-2025 4260Acreage for Sale 4080Homes for SaleSebring SEBRING 3/2/1.Brick home w/metal roof. Florida room, sprinkler system. On 1/2 acre lot. For Sale By Owner. Call 863-273-1913 FROSTPROOF 4BR,2BA, on Lake Clinch, where a yearly bass fishing tournament is held. Completely remodeled, new roof, bathroom, kitchen, tile floor, French door, patio, very flexible Lease-Option, or sell price $117,500. Owner financing. 954-270-5242 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate WEST PALM& OKEECHOBEE, F/T Therapist, OT, $50/hr. COTA, $30/hr. 561-262-7522 Ask for Paul Winters. paulwinters3@comcast.net PEST CONTROLTECH NEEDED Must be 18yrs. or Older, with Clean Driving record. Full Time. Fax resume to 863-465-1513. CAREGIVER PT,must have current level. 2 background checks. Text 863-835-0205. RN SUPERVISOR Looking for RN Supervisor 40 + hrs. a week to help oversee care for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. Duties may include occasional shift work. Benefit flexible schedule, casual attire and home like atmosphere. Please apply online www.jobs.thementornetwork.com/fl orida pick Avon park. if questions please call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina LPN LOOKINGfor LPN full-time 32hrs. float (11p-7a, 3 shifts and one 3p-11p shift) for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. We have a casual work environment with home-like setting. If interested please apply online at www.jobs.thementornetwork.com/fl orida pick Avon Park. If any questions please call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina. 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. LITURGICAL CHURCHSEEKING ORGANIST-CHOIR DIRECTOR. Obtain information by calling 863-414-4230. FLORIDA MENTORhas the following opportunities in our Avon Park, FL. location: *RN *LPN (11pm. to 7am.) Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support individuals with disabilities and children with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities. When you join the Florida MENTOR you'll be one of those special people. Florida MENTOR offers full benefits including health insurance, dental, vision, matching 401K, short/long term disability, life insurance and more. To learn more about these positions and to apply online, please apply at: http://jobs.thementornetwork.com/florida/ and search for Avon Park. EEO/AAE 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 2100Help Wanted 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 2100Help WantedFOUND PUPPYon HWY 66. Please contact Denise at 941-237-1456. FOUND CHIHUAHUA,1 YR OLD BROWN & TAN. 863-699-0877. 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100 Announcements NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE Please take notice that Ordinance No.1359 will be presented to the City Council for adoption upon its second and final reading at the City Council Chambers,368 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870,on the 19th day of November,2013,at 6:00 p.m.A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk.Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance.The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION THAT CERTAIN EASEMENT LOCATED IN LOT 8,BLOCK A OF LAKE JACKSON BOULEVARD SUBDIVISION,SECTION 36,TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA AND ESTABLISHING A N EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes,as amended,the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings,he will need a record of the proceeding and that,for such purpose,he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. THE CITY OF SEBRING DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S DISA BILITY STATUS.THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE CITY'S FUNCTIONS,INCLUDING ONE'S ACCESS TO,PARTICIPATION IN,EMPLOYMENT OF,OR TREATMENT IN,ITS PROGRAMS AND/OR ACTIVITIES.IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES A CT,PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT KATHY HALEY,CITY CLERK,AT 368 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA 33870,TELEPHONE (863) 471-5100,NOT LATER THAN TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.IF HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,PLEASE CALL THE CLERK THROUGH FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE:(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, V IA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. This notice shall be published on November 6, 2013. /s/ Kathy Haley Kathy Haley,City Clerk City of Sebring,Florida Robert S.Swaine Swaine & Harris,P.A. 425 South Commerce Ave. Sebring,FL 33870-3702 City Attorney November 6,2013 ************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** T he following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN 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 1050LegalsBY 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 2100Help Wanted 2100Help WantedSUBSRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN 385-6155CLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTSSEBRING *TANGLEWOOD BIG CRAFT SALE* 3000 Tanglewood Pkwy. S. Sat. Nov. 9th, 8am-1pm. Art Studio closing Many Crafts, Supplies & Projects.CLASSIFIED ADS GET FAST RESULTSCITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00033319 SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD # 00033553 AXXIS ADVERTISING 2X4 AD # 00033556 DUMMY 2013 2X4 AD # 00033573AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00033437 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00033436

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News-Sun Wednesday, November 6, 2013 BSection Sports NASCAR This WeekPAGEB3 D ISTRICT S POTLIGHT (through Preseason)D ISTRICT 11-6A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Winter Haven3-07-2269 159 Lake Gibson2-16-2314 113 Sebring1-25-4170 158 Lake Region0-34-5164 298 Last Weeks Scores Lake Gibson 30,Sebring 7 Winter Haven 39,Lake Region 7 This Weeks Games Sebring vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. Winter Haven vs.Auburndale,7 p.m. Lake Gibson at Ridge,7 p.m. Lake Region vs.Haines City,7 p.m. D ISTRICT 6-4A Dist. Ov er all PF P A Clewiston3-08-1311 104 LaBelle2-13-6221 321 Avon Park1-2 1-8 117 345 Lake Placid0-32-6160 298 Last Weeks Scores Avon Park 49,Lake Placid 28 Clewiston 27,LaBelle 20 This Weeks Games Avon Park at Sebring,7 p.m. Lake Placid vs.Lemon Bay,7 p.m. Clewiston at Okeechobee,7:30 p.m. LaBelle vs.Moore Haven,7 p.m. Class 8A 1.Manatee (14)10-01491 2.Miramar10-01332 3.Apopka (1)9-11233 4.Dr.Phillips9-01024 5.Fort Pierce Central8-0845 6.Lake Mary9-0756 7.Deerfield Beach9-0557 8.Plant 8-1-1448 9.Charles Flanagan9-1289 10.South Dade8-11710 Others receiving votes: West Orange (8-1) 9,First Coast (8-1) 5,Vero Beach 1 (9-1). Class 7A 1.Dwyer (12)10-01471 2.St.Thomas Aquinas (3)8-11342 3.East Lake10-01243 4.Fleming Island9-01025 5.Sickles 8-1737 6.Port Charlotte8-0569 7.Kathleen8-147NR 8.Kissimmee Osceola8-24310 9.Lakeland9-1324 10.Niceville8-1296 Others receiving votes: Pinellas Park (8-1) 13,Melbourne (7-2) 9,Plantation (7-2) 8,Lincoln (6-3) 8. Class 6A 1.Miami Central (12)7-11461 2.Armwood (3)9-01312 3.Heritage9-01173 4.Jefferson8-1974 5.Ed White8-1925 6.Columbia8-1666 7.Mainland8-1627 8.Gainesville8-1518 9.Largo 7-2229 10.Venice 7-21710 Others receiving votes: St.Augustine (8-1) 14,Dillard (7-1) 4,Bayside (7-2) 2, Miami Carol City (6-3) 2,Winter Haven (72) 2. Class 5A 1.Pensacola Cath.(13)10-01472 2.Godby 8-11303 3.Plant.Amer.Her.(1)8-11114 4.Merritt Island (1)9-01004 5.West Florida8-1911 6.Bishop Kenny8-0726 7.South Sumter9-0667 8.Rickards8-1498 9.Suwannee7-12110 10.Hardee8-113NR Others receiving votes: Immokalee 10 (6-2),Palm Bay 7 (7-2),Wakulla 5 (7-2), Cardinal Gibbons (7-2)3. Class 4A 1.Miami Washington (15)10-01501 2.Cocoa 8-11322 3.Ft Lauderdale Univ.8-11223 4.Raines 7-2854 5.Clewiston8-1495 Others receiving votes: Bolles School (7-2) 31,Fort White (6-1) 25,Space Coast (6-3) 6. Class 3A 1.Tampa Catholic (8)8-11391 2.Trinity Christian-Jax (4)7-11352 3.Melbrne Cent.Cath.(3)9-01234 4.Westminster Christian9-01075 5.Clearwater Cent.Cath.7-2843 Others receiving votes: Ocala Trinity Catholic 12 (7-3). Class 2A 1.Champagnat Cath (14)9-01491 2.Warner Christian7-11322 3.University Christian (1)7-21173 4.North Florida Christian7-2994 5.First Baptist8-179NR Others receiving votes: Indian Rocks (7-2) 12,Victory Christian (6-3) 6,Dade Christian (5-4) 6. Class 1A 1.Blountstown (12)9-01471 2.Dixie County (3)8-01382 3.Union County8-11113 4.Trenton 7-11065 5.Baker School9-062NR Others receiving votes: Lafayette (71-1) 30,Liberty County (7-2) 6.F LORIDA P REP S T A TE P OLLS Courtesy pho to The State qualifying Lady Blue Streaks, from left, Meghan Griffin, Kendall Griffin, Megan Crews and Teresa Ware. Not pictured is Avie Clark. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was along the shores of Little Lake Harris northwest of Orlando that the Sebring golf teams had reached their ultimate destination the Class 2AState Finals at Mission Inn Resort and Club. And while the respective finishes the boys finished 10th and the Lady Streaks 14th as a team werent quite a challenge for the state title, there are definitely some things to make note of. First, of course, is the accomplishment of both squads even reaching such a stage, a rare and noteworthy feat in and of itself. And when you take into account that the Sebring boys reached this level with just one senior, Cullen Lovett, swinging the sticks. The rest of the starting line-up included one junior, Jeremy Camino, one sophomore, Nic Staffieri, and two freshmen, Sam Rogers and Ben Tubbs. Names that have been staples on the Sertoma Junior Tour these last few years, now reaching the high school level and contributing their talent and experience to help push the Blue Streaks toward new heights. Asimilar scenario is in play for the Lady Streaks as well, with no seniors among their starting five, with juniors Teresa Ware and Megan Crews, sophomores Meghan Griffin and Avie Clark, along with freshman Kendall Griffin. The 14-year old phenom, long known around the Heartland for her golfing prowess, Griffin sure made a smashing debut on the high school scene by finishing second individually in the Class 2Afinal and actual ly had the lead after the first day. Her first round 70 gave her a one-shot lead of senio r Claudia DeAntonio of Plantation American Heritage. The lead was two shots ahead of junior Madison Pacheco of Pensacola, and three clear of junior Streaks swing at State bodes well for future See GOLF, B4 Hannah Waller/News-Sun Osvoldo Orduna was cited as a key player for this years Dragon squad by head coach J ames Ashley, and he came through with a goal Monday in Lake Placids 4-1 win over DeSoto. By HANNAH WALLER News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID For a t eam that finished at the b ottom last year, the Lake P lacid High School boys s occer team has big goals f or the upcoming season. I can see the difference a lready in our preseason a nd the quality of our t raining, said head coach J ames Ashley. This team h as the pieces of the puzz le to be special. After losing in the dist ricts first round to M ulberry last year, and t hen graduating four s tarters, some would call t his a rebuilding year for t he Dragon soccer team. But the team, after being b it by the graduation bug t hat so many sportsteams d read, still has a roster full o f returning varsity playe rs. Osvaldo Orduna and Y oyi Gomez lead our a ttacking squad with a c ombined 30-plus career g oals and 20-plus career a ssists, Ashley said. Both possess the skill sets t hat will help create opport unities to score and can m ake playing soccer look e asy. These two seniors w ill have a lot of influence on our season. On the other end of the field the Dragon defense also boasts many returning players, as well as a few newcomers. Alfredo Aguilar is a sophomore and will man the posts, Ashley said. He was put in a tough position last year as a freshman, but that experience and his offseason training has built a confidence level that positively impacts our team. Seniors Jose Becerra and Christian Resendiz will also add to the strong defense and will be looked to for leadership. It seems that maximizing their capabilities is a key for their successful season to come. If its sprints, be the first. If its finishing, score the most. If its defending, pressure every ball, said Ashley. Coach Ashley also believes the team chemistry and deeper bench will give the team an edge over competitors. And it proved to be a definitive edge when the Dragons made their season debut Monday night with a 4-1 win over visiting DeSoto. Lake Placid got on the board early with a cross from Carlos Santana to an oncoming Danny Gil to push the ball by a diving DeSoto goalie. The Dragons scored their second goal as Gil took advantage of a DeSoto error by running on to a misplayed pass back and redirecting it into the goal. DeSoto brought a ton of pressure onto the Lake Placid defense to try to cut into the lead. But goalkeeper Alfredo Alguira stepped up to the challenge, saving a direct kick that bent around the wall. DeSoto did score with 17 minutes to go to build a little momentum, but the Dragon soccer building from experience James Ashley Lake Placid head coachThis team has the pieces of the puzzle to be special. See LP, B4 Courtesy pho to After taking second at the Region 2-3A meet last Saturday, the Blue Streak boys will be running in the Class 3A Finals in Tallahassee this coming Saturday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAnd while the Blue Streak golf program was returning from the State Finals, Sebrings boys cross country team will soon be headed to their own State Finals after taking second in the Regiona 2-3Ameet at Lake Nona Saturday morning. Having heard that his team would be seeded seventh in the final, head coach Jason Bass knew what his goals were to finish in the top six. I thought it would take us running a 17:17 team average to move on, he said. My guys ran a 17:18 team average and ended up second overall. I talked to coach (Jeff) Shoemaker this week and he told me that theres always a team that will come out of nowhere and surprise everyone. We were that team. Again, it was the depth in closeness of times that kept Sebring strong and in the running, with Eric Foster leading the charge with a time of 16:22 for fifth place overall. Just 30 seconds later came Damian Foster, in 15th, and Malcolm Holdman came in at 17:1 7 Sebring takes stride to State See STATE, B4

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NU-HOPE Turkey ShootSEBRING ATurkey Shoot, benefiting NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Boom Booms Guns and Ammo, located at 330 US Hwy 27 N in Sebring. Registration opens at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 per shot, with Boom Booms providing the ammo. Guns allowed for the competition include 22 LR handguns or 22 LR rifles, open sight only; loaner guns will be available. There will be male, female, and youth categories. So come on down and enjoy a great event, while helping to support services for seniors! For more information, please contact Laurie Murphy at (863) 382-2134 or MurphyL@Nuhope.org.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.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 this meeting where a revision of the By-Laws will be done.Jingle Bell runAVONPARK The 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Fun 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Union Church, 106 Butler Ave., Avon Park. Adult entry fee, by Thursday, Oct. 31, is $15, by Nov. 30 its $20 and up to Dec. 12, $25. There will be no race day registrations. Childs entry fee for the 5K is $10, for the 1-Mile Fun Run, $5. All proceeds will benefit the five Avon Park area schools as they partner together to develop leadership skills in the children 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 and sent to 1305 US North 27, Avon Park, FL, 33825.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 471-5513.19th 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 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. 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.LP Elks Hoop ShootLAKEPLACID Lake Placid El ks Lodge 2661 announces their 2013-201 4 their annual local Hoop Shoot o n Saturday, Dec. 14. Lake Placid youth ages 8-13 can sho w their free-throw talents at the Elks Hoo p Shoot Free-Throw Contest. The competition is free. Acopy of the childs birth certifica te will be required at registration. Registration can be obtained in advan ce at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge by callin g 465-2661 for registration forms. Registration will also be held at 8 a.m ., prior the contest at the Lake Placid Hig h School. Boys and girls participate in separa te contest/divisions and three age categori es in each division: ages 8-9; ages 10-1 1, and ages 12-13. Contestants must be 8-years old and n o more than 13-years old as of April 1, 2013, to participate. For state contests and beyond, the El ks National Foundation covers all progra m costs, including participant transport ation, food and housing expenses. Lake Placid local winners of each div ision and age category advance through to the Florida District, State, Regional an d National competitions. Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National Hoo p Shoot plaque, on permanent display in t he Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the co ntest begins at 9 a.m. Any questions, you can contact Joh n Holbrook of the Lake Placid Elks Lod ge at 465-5941. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England720.778234175 N.Y. Jets540.556169231 Miami440.500174187 Buffalo360.333189236 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis620.750214155 Tennessee440.500173167 Houston260.250146221 Jacksonville080.00086264 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati630.667217166 Cleveland450.444172197 Baltimore350.375168172 Pittsburgh260.250156208 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City9001.000215111 Denver710.875343218 San Diego440.500192174 Oakland350.375146199NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas540.556257209 Philadelphia450.444225231 Washington350.375203253 N.Y. Giants260.250141223 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans620.750216146 Carolina530.625204106 Atlanta260.250176218 Tampa Bay080.000124190 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay530.625232185 Detroit530.625217197 Chicago530.625240226 Minnesota170.125186252 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle810.889232149 San Francisco620.750218145 Arizona440.500160174 St. Louis360.333186226 ___ Sundays Games Dallas 27, Minnesota 23 Tennessee 28, St. Louis 21 Carolina 34, Atlanta 10 N.Y. Jets 26, New Orleans 20 Kansas City 23, Buffalo 13 Washington 30, San Diego 24, OT Philadelphia 49, Oakland 20 Seattle 27, Tampa Bay 24, OT Cleveland 24, Baltimore 18 New England 55, Pittsburgh 31 Indianapolis 27, Houston 24 Open: Arizona, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, N.Y. Giants, San Francisco Mondays Game Chicago 27, Green Bay 20 Thursday, Nov. 7 Washington at Minnesota, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Seattle at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Carolina at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Open: Cleveland, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, New England Monday, Nov. 11 Miami at Tampa Bay, 8:40 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB LPctGB Philadelphia31.750 Toronto 21.667.5 New York12.3331.5 Brooklyn12.3331.5 Boston 04.0003 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 22.500 Orlando 22.500 Atlanta 12.333.5 Charlotte12.333.5 Washington03.0001.5 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 301.000 Detroit 21.6671 Cleveland22.5001.5 Chicago 12.3332 Milwaukee12.3332WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Houston31.750 San Antonio21.667.5 Dallas 21.667.5 Memphis22.5001 New Orleans12.3331.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Minnesota31.750 Portland21.667.5 Oklahoma City21.667.5 Denver 02.0002 Utah 03.0002.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers31.750 Golden State31.750 Phoenix 21.667.5 L.A. Lakers22.5001 Sacramento12.3331.5 ___ Saturdays Games Indiana 89, Cleveland 74 Philadelphia 107, Chicago 104 New Orleans 105, Charlotte 84 Dallas 111, Memphis 99 Toronto 97, Milwaukee 90 Houston 104, Utah 93 Portland 115, San Antonio 105 Golden State 98, Sacramento 87 Sundays Games Orlando 107, Brooklyn 86 Miami 103, Washington 93 Detroit 87, Boston 77 Oklahoma City 103, Phoenix 96 Minnesota 109, New York 100 L.A. Lakers 105, Atlanta 103 Mondays Games Golden State 110, Philadelphia 90 Cleveland 93, Minnesota 92 Memphis 95, Boston 88 L.A. Clippers 137, Houston 118 Tuesdays Games Miami at Toronto, late Utah at Brooklyn, late Indiana at Detroit, late Charlotte at New York, late Phoenix at New Orleans, late L.A. Lakers at Dallas, late San Antonio at Denver, late Houston at Portland, late Atlanta at Sacramento, late Wednesdays Games L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Toronto at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Utah at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay1040204735 Toronto1050204836 Detroit952204041 Boston850163625 Montreal870164131 Ottawa464124247 Florida38392849 Buffalo213152649 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1140224833 N.Y. Islanders653154544 Washington770144440 N.Y. Rangers680122640 Carolina473112744 Columbus580103336 New Jersey374102642 Philadelphia49082137WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Colorado1210244219 Chicago924225242 Minnesota843193834 St. Louis822184429 Nashville752163140 Dallas662143742 Winnipeg682143947 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim1231255240 San Jose1013235327 Phoenix1032225146 Vancouver1051214641 Los Angeles960184340 Calgary662144249 Edmonton310283659 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Saturdays Games Washington 3, Florida 2, SO Phoenix 3, San Jose 2, SO Chicago 5, Winnipeg 1 Anaheim 6, Buffalo 3 Tampa Bay 4, St. Louis 2 Philadelphia 1, New Jersey 0 N.Y. Islanders 3, Boston 1 N.Y. Rangers 5, Carolina 1 Pittsburgh 3, Columbus 0 Vancouver 4, Toronto 0 Colorado 4, Montreal 1 Detroit 5, Edmonton 0 Nashville 4, Los Angeles 3 Sundays Games Dallas 4, Ottawa 3, SO Calgary 3, Chicago 2, OT Minnesota 4, New Jersey 0 Mondays Games Anaheim 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Winnipeg 4, Detroit 2 Tuesdays Games Dallas at Boston, late N.Y. Islanders at Washington, late Ottawa at Columbus, late St. Louis at Montreal, late Edmonton at Florida, late Philadelphia at Carolina, late Calgary at Minnesota, late Vancouver at Phoenix, late Buffalo at San Jose, late Wednesdays Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Chicago, 8 p.m. Nashville at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m.KNOCKOUT ROUNDEastern Conference Houston 3, Montreal 0 Western Conference Seattle 2, Colorado 0CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSEastern Conference New York vs. Houston Leg 1Sunday: New York 2, Houston 2 Leg 2Wednesday, Nov. 6: Houston at New York, 8 p.m. Sporting KC vs. New England Leg 1Saturday: New England 2, Sporting KC 1 Leg 2Wednesday, Nov. 6: New England at Sporting KC, 9 p.m. Western Conference Portland vs. Seattle Leg 1Saturday: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Leg 2Thursday, Nov. 7: Seattle at Portland, 11 p.m. Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy Leg 1Sunday: LA Galaxy 1, Real Salt Lake 0 Leg 2Thursday, Nov. 7: LA Galaxy at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.CONFERENCE 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.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESDeclined to exercise a contract option on 2b Alexi Casilla. Selected the contract of LHP Chris Jones from Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOXReinstated OF Ryan Kalish, RHPs Alex Wilson and Andrew Bailey and LHP Andrew Miller from the 60-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEESReinstated SS Derek Jeter, LHP CC Sabathia, 1B Mark Teixeira, INF Jayson Nix, C Francisco Cervelli and 2B Corban Joseph from the 60-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICSReinstated 2B Scott Sizemore and RHP Fernando Rodriguez from the 60-day DL. TAMPA BAY RAYSExercised contract options on 2B Ben Zobrist, SS Yunel Escobar and OF David DeJesus. Reinstated RHPs Alex Colome, Juan Carlos Oviedo and Jeff Niemann and OF Brandon Guyer from the 60-day DL. Declined to exercise a club option on RHP Juan Oviedo. National League ATLANTA BRAVESDeclined to exercise the contract option on OF Reed Johnson. CHICAGO CUBSReinstated 1B Mat Gamel and RHPs Kyuji Fujikawa and Arodys Vizcaino from the 60-day DL. MIAMI MARLINSClaimed INF Jimmy Paredes off waivers from Houston. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Tip-Off Tournament,Sebring,vs.Mulberry,6 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Lemon Bay,7 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Girls Basketball hosts Tip-Off Tournament,vs.Lake Wales,7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Avon Park,Noon; Girls Soccer vs.Avon Park,10 a.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Tenoroc,at George Jenkins,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Sebring,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Soccer at Sebring,Noon; Girls Soccer at Sebring,10 a.m. U E F A C H A M P I O N S L E A G U E S O C C E R T H U R S D A Y 1 1 : 3 0 a m AFCAjax vs. Celtic FC . . . . . . . S U N C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L W E D N E S D A Y 8 p m Central Michigan at Ball State . . . E S P N 2 T H U R S D A Y 9 p m Oregon at Stanford . . . . . . . . E S P N Times, games, channels all subject to change M L S P L A Y O F F S T H U R S D A Y 9 p m Real Salt Lake vs. L.A. Galaxy . . . E S P N 2 T E N N I S T H U R S D A Y 3 p m ATP Barclays World Tour Finals . . E S P N 2 N B A W E D N E S D A Y 7 p m Chicago at Indiana . . . . . . . . E S P N 9 : 3 0 p m Dallas at Oklahoma City . . . . . . E S P N T H U R S D A Y 7 p m L.A. Clippers at Miami . . . . . . . T N T 9 : 3 0 p m L.A. Lakers at Houston . . . . . . . T N T A U T O R A C I N G T H U R S D A Y 7 p m Global Rallycross Championship . . E S P N 2 G O L F T H U R S D A Y 1 1 a m EuroPGA Turkish Open . . . . . . G O L F 1 p m PGA McGladrey Classic . . . . . . G O L F N H L T H U R S D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Edmonton at Tampa Bay . . . . . . S U N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NBA NHL Transactions MLS Playoffs Page B2 News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013www.newssun.co m rf

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Saturday, Nov. 9 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Event: Annual CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Reunion and Camping Trip Location: Highlands Hammock State Park Off US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), four miles west of Sebring. Description: In addition to this all day CCC event, there are nine trails, an elevated boardwalk traverses an old-growth cypress swamp. FTAwill lead a hike from our booth at 9:30 a.m. Camp sites at the park may still be available for overnight stays Friday and Saturday by reservation with Florida State Parks. CCC history: Just prior to World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed the parks facilities and a botanical garden. Contact David Waldrop at 863-605-3587, or email: david_lwfl@yahoo.com for meetup time and other details. Also, please RSVPto the chapter online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/Heartland-FTA/calendar. Saturday, Nov. 16 Activity: Day Hike, approx. 6 7 miles. Location: Tenoroc Fish Management Area, Lakeland. This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Meet at Derby Lake located behind the office at entrance to park. Bring water, snacks, and lunch to eat on the trail. Wear sturdy walking or hiking shoes, sun and insect protection. Contact Monika Hoerl at 863-858-3106 for meet-up time, and to RSVPyour attendance Monika Hoerl at 863-858-3106 for meet-up time, and to RSVPyour attendance. Also, please RSVPto the chapter online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/HeartlandFTA/calendar Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. Activity: Nature Walk Location: Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Road), Lakeland Description: Approximately 3-mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net Also, please RSVPto the chapter online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/Heartland-FTA/calendar Friday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. Activity: Trail Care Location: Green Swamp, Lakeland. Meet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in north Lakelan d turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, tu rn left (west) on Dean Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles gate wil l be on your right. Bring sturdy shoes or boots, recommend long sleeves and pants, water, sun and bug protection. Contact Janice Scroggie Anderson, phone 813-345-1609 or email scroggie@aol.com for meet-up time and other information. Also, please RSVPto the chapter online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/Heartland-FTA/calendar Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:30 a.m. Activity: Kayaking Location: Cockroach Bay, 3709 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin 33570 Description: Spend the day out on the water among the mangroves along the shor es of Tampa Bay. Bring Kayak, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact Teresa Newgent at (813) (813) 882-9558 or email newgt7@yahoo.com November means the 2 013-14 huntinseason is i n full swing. In this months column, I c over almost everything y ou need to know about g eneral gun, fall turkey, q uail, snipe and the second p hase of mourning and w hite-winged dove season. The first thing you need t o do is pick up a $17 F lorida resident hunting l icense. Nonresidents pay $46.50 f or a 10-day license or $ 151.50 for 12 months. If you plan to hunt one of F loridas many wildlife m anagement areas ( WMAs), youll also need a $ 26.50 management area p ermit, but dont forget to s tudy the brochure for the s pecific area you plan to h unt, because dates, bag l imits and rules can differ g reatly from area to area. You can get these b rochures at the tax collect ors offices in close proxi mity to the WMA, or you c an download them from M yFWC.com/Hunting. You can buy your license a nd permits by calling 888H UNT-FLORIDAor going t o License.MyFWC.com. Have your credit card r eady. You also can purchase t hem from a tax collectors o ffice and most retail outl ets that sell hunting and f ishing supplies. The general gun season r uns Nov. 2 Jan. 19 in Z one C; Dec. 7 Feb. 23 in Z one B; and in Zone A, the s econd phase of general g un season runs Nov. 23 J an. 5. In Zone D, it starts T hanksgiving Day (Nov. 2 8) and lasts until Dec. 1. Two weeks later, the seas on reopens Dec. 14 and r uns through Feb. 23. Hunters can take bucks h aving at least one antler 5 i nches or longer, but anyo ne hunting deer in Florida m ust have the $5 deer perm it. On private lands, the d aily bag limit for deer is t wo, but during some quota h unts on WMAs, the bag limit is only one deer, and in some cases, there are antler restrictions, so read the particular WMA brochure before you hunt. On private lands, hunters can take wild hogs yearround with no bag or size limits. On most but not all WMAs, theres also no bag or size limit on wild hogs, and hunters can take them during any hunting season except spring turkey. Again, check the WMA brochure to be certain. On private lands only, the highly anticipated antlerless deer season, often called doe week, is Nov. 23-29 (Thanksgiving week) in zones Aand C, and it always runs Dec. 26 Jan. 1 (Christmas week) in zones B and D. During doe week, the daily bag limit is one buck and one doe, or two bucks. You may not take two does in one day like you can during archery season, and spotted fawns are never legal game. By the way, WMAs do not have an antlerless deer season. Fall turkey season in Zone Ais Nov. 23 Jan. 5. In zones B and C, it runs Dec. 7 Feb. 2 and Nov. 2 Dec. 29, respectively. And in Zone D, fall turkey season is Nov. 28 Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 Jan. 19, except for Holmes County, where there is no fall turkey season. Only bearded turkeys and gobblers are legal game; you must have a turkey permit ($10 for residents; $125 for nonresidents) to hunt them. The bag limit is one bird per day, and a total of two during the archery, crossbow, muzzleloading gun and fall turkey seasons combined. Quail season runs statewide Nov. 9 March 2, and the daily bag limit is 12. Shooting hours for deer, turkey and quail are a halfhour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. All legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, bows, crossbows and pistols are legal for taking these resident game animals during the general gun, antlerless deer, fall turkey and quail seasons. Snipe hunting in Florida ranks second in the nation in number of birds harvested each year, and the season always runs Nov. 1 Feb. 15 statewide. The second phase of the mourning and whitewinged dove season also comes in this month and runs Nov. 16 Dec. 1. Shooting hours for migratory game birds are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. The bag limit for snipe is eight; for doves, the bag limit is 15. You must get a no-cost migratory bird permit if you plan to hunt snipe, doves or any other migratory game birds. The FWC even provides an online Dove Hunters Hotline, which gives upto-date information on Floridas public dove fields. The address is MyFWC.com/Dove, and it is updated every Thursday throughout dove season. Information includes dove densities, previous weeks harvests and field conditions. Whether small-game hunting with friends and family or hunting solo, going after that monster buck, boar hog or big tom, November brings loads of great hunting opportunities. Heres wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and a successful hunting season. Page B4 News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 www.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports, nov p/u no chg tv incl; 00033343 Heartland Trail Association November activities Nicolette Donovan of Ponte Vedra. But the second day of play proved a bit tougher for three of that group, as Pacheco shot a 74 while Griffin and DeAntonio each carded 75s. Donovan was the one to turn it around with a sizzling 71 to take the win. The first day everything seemed to go right, Griffin said. But the second day I wasnt hitting it as well and just wasnt getting good bounces. But the transition for Griffin, who has played national tournaments in North Carolina each of the last two years and made a remarkable trip for a tournament in China this summer, to the high school level went very smoothly and bodes well for Sebring the next few years. The best thing about high school golf is getting to play on a team, Griffin said. Golf is an individual sport and sometimes it gets pretty lonely. Playing in those tournaments got me used to playing under a lot of pressure, so I wasnt as nervous at State because Im used to it, she continued. And the girls on my team are awesome and fun, and I just loved being a part of it. Talent honed, experience gained on area courses, now making noise at the high school level. And to think, both Sebrin g squads will be back, virtually intact, for another run at it. Continued from B1 Golf at Sebring seeing a youth movement Courtesy pho to Kendall Griffin heads up the underclassmen that helped Sebring golf surge to state qualifiers on both the boys and girls side. D ragons responded with g reat combination play. Athrough run by Yoyi G omez crossed to a wide o pen Carlos Santana who f ound the back of the net to p ush the lead back to 3-1. Lake Placid's final goal c ame when Osvaldo Orduna b uried a direct free kick that b lazed over an outstretched D eSoto keeper. Gils two goals lead the t eam, with Santana adding a n assist to his goal, and G omez getting an assist as w ell. The Dragons will be back o n the pitch, looking to build o n their early success, T hursday as they play host t o county rival Sebring for a 7 :30 p.m. match at Roger S carborough Memorial S tadium. Continued from B1 Hannah Waller/News-Sun Sophomore goalkeeper Alfredo Alguira has valuable experience on his side and made some key saves in Mondays win over DeSoto. LP starts season with win f or 23rd. Andrew Rivera and W esley Koning finished w ithin three seconds of one a nother, placing 55th and 5 7th, respectively, to virtua lly reach the goal Bass had s et for his team and e xceed the expectations of their foes. They ran their hearts out and left it all on the course, he said. I am so proud of my guys. Now lets see what we can do at Tallahassee. That will be at this Saturdays Class 3ABoys Final, at the Apalachee Regional Park at 10 a.m. Continued from B1 State awaits Blue Streaks Jason Bass Sebring head coachThey ran their hearts out and left it all on the course. Give thanks for hunting opportunities galore Outta the Woods Tony Young

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK In high s chool,Ashley Rivera w atched as his grades nosed ived and his confidence in s chool tanked. In the ninth g rade,he dropped out of h igh school and never r eturned. At that time, R ivera did not understand t he value of an education, n or did he listen to his pare nts advice. But life had more in store f or Rivera,who oversees all o nline Adult Education prog rams at South Florida State C ollege (SFSC). Through a s eries of unexpected events and a lot of hard work h e transformed his life into a s uccess story and says hes a s shocked as anyone. The odds were against m e,said Rivera,who at age 2 7 is in the final stages of e arning his doctorate. I had a specific teacher tell me Ill n ever amount to anything a nd Ill never make it to coll ege. As a kid,that was prett y hard to hear,but now I t hink it motivated me and h elped shaped who I am t oday. Although earning his gene ral educational development ( GED) was a life goal,it was n ot the end. After dropping o ut,he earned his bachelor o f arts in business managem ent from Southeastern U niversity,his masters d egree in business administ ration (MBA) from Grand C anyon University,and is n ow working on a doctorate i n business administration f rom Grand Canyon U niversity. Before moving to Avon P ark this year,Rivera held p ositions as the director of v olunteer services at E ssentia Health,regional v olunteer coordinator and p rogram consultant for the S tate of Florida Department o f Health,and was a regiona l business liaison at H eartland Workforce. In his current role at S FSC,he is an instructor for t he general educational d evelopmental (GED),adult b asic education (ABE),and E nglish for speakers of other l anguages (ESOL). Rivera w as an ESOL student hims elf when his family moved t o the United States when he w as 11. Rivera recalls one profess or that went above and b eyond for him. Mr. Paul S altzmann,a professor of m athematics at Anderson U niversity,would meet with m e on Saturdays and S undays so I could stay up t o speed with the rest of the c lass,Rivera said. I could d epend on him for anything. H e knew I struggled with the subject and went out of his way to exceed my expectations. Mr. Saltzmann was an outstanding professor who significantly impacted my learning and academic success. As a professor,Rivera wants to makes himself accessible as much as possible for any students just like Saltzmann did for him. He believes that the Adult Education programs at SFSC will open many doors to success for his students. They just have to be willing to learn,he said. Education has not been the only obstacle in Riveras life. He has always struggled with his weight and finally decided to make a change when his health became a serious issue. Since January 2013,he has lost over 120 pounds and is still exercising regularly along with his full work and college load. It would be difficult to think of anyone better suited to be an adult education instructor than Rivera,said Sylvia Turner,director of adult education. He can relate to those who struggle with learning,since his own journey didnt come easily. I feel like I have been in the shoes of many of these students,Rivera said. Its been a blessing to teach subjects I can relate to and been through myself. Im not just teaching out of a book,Im teaching from my own experiences. Many variables come into play when working toward your education, and a lot of these students are looking for a way to pick themselves back up from where they left off. An old clich states circumstances do not dictate ones outcome,Turner said. This is certainly true when it comes to Rivera. His story begins as one with a suspected unhappy ending; however,his unpleasant circumstances were the driving forces to his road to success. What drives him the most are the students to whom hes devoted his professional energies. He says he took the easy way out and does not advise anyone to follow in his footsteps by dropping out. He believes the school system is there for a purpose,and if anyone is thinking about dropping out of school,they should seek support. They may never have the same opportunity again. By dropping out,I missed out on some of the best moments of my life that I can never get back,he said. I missed prom,homecoming,football games,senior trips,and most importantly,walking across the stage to receive my high school diploma. Rivera credits his accomplishments to the instructors who took the extra time to teach him and push him forward. He believes he is lucky to be here today and is extremely proud of the man he has become. Motivation was presented to him when he was at the lowest point in his life. SFSC has been the perfect opportunity for me, Rivera said. When you have great leadership,support and encouragement anything is possible. Every chance I get to make a difference is worth the battle. The Adult Education programs at SFSC provide students with a range of educational services to improve basic reading,math,and writing skills; complete a high school diploma; or improve English language communication. Students must be at least 16 years old to access these programs of study. Classes are offered year-round at a variety of sites in the community. All of SFSCs adult education courses are tailored to meet the demands of each student through an individualized educational plan. Adult basic education, ESOL,and general educational development (GED) courses are offered on campus and online. For more information,contact the adult education department at 863-784-7441. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 Page B5 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incl; 00033335 HIGHLANDS COUNTY RECYCLING; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; PO #140336 waste 2013 fall; 00033388 Chalk Talk From dropout to doctorate: Rivera educates others from experience Courtesy photo Ashley Rivera has gone from dropping out of high school in ninth grade to being an instructor at South Florida State College who is working on his doctorate. Special to the News-SunSouth Florida State College's Community E ducation Department will offer a 12-hour A dvanced Driver Improvement Course for d rivers who have a suspended license or h ave too many points on their license. The course will be held from 5:30-9:30 p .m. Nov. 12-14 at the SFSC Highlands C ampus,600 W College Drive. Pre-registration is required. The course fee i s $145,and may be paid by cash,check,or c redit card. The college will also offer a series of A lcohol Drug Accident Prevention Training ( ADAPT) courses for first-time drivers l icense applicants. The four-hour courses will be held from 8 :30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,Nov. 23 at S FSC Hardee Campus,2968 U.S. 17 N., B owling Green. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $ 42 and may be paid by cash,check,or c redit card. A series of Safe Driving Accident Prevention Program (SDAPP) courses will be offered for drivers who have received a traffic citation,were court ordered to attend, or were involved in a traffic accident and issued a ticket. The four-hour courses will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. today at SFSC DeSoto Campus,2252 N.E. Turner Ave.,Arcadia; from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,Nov. 16,8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.,SFSC Highlands Campus,600 W. College Drive,Avon Park; and from 8;30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at SFSC Hardee Campus,2968 U.S. 17 N.,Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $45 and may be paid by cash,check,or credit card. Register for any of these classes in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center. For more information,contact the Community Education Department at 784-7388 or by email at CommunityEducation@southflorida.edu. SFSC offers classes for drivers Daniel Washington/News-S un Avon Park High School Principal Tealy Williams and Dean Tom Zwayer get decked out in pink and purple during Fridays Pink Out Purple Out Rally. Not only did the rally fire up the students in preparation for the football teams win over the Lake Placid Green Dragons, but it also helped raise money for the Lindseys Wish Foundation. Pink Out, Purple Out

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Special to the News-SunVENUS Can you identify bear tracks? Have you ever seen the inside of a Scrub-jay nest? Do palmettoes live longer than people? Children of all ages and their family members are welcome for the very first Family Science Day at Archbold Biological Stations Learning Center from 12:45-3 p.m. Sunday. Explore animal skulls and snakes in the Bears Den activity room,hunt for tracks in the sand during a short hike through the scrub, or use simple tools to discover just how old a palmetto can be. Family Science Day is about offering visitors fun activities that are typically experienced by school groups and summer campers,Education Coordinator Dustin Angell said. Our hands-on approach is very engaging and its exciting to see families sharing these experiences. Dustin,as the kids call him,is eager to guide visitors as they discover fascinating life in the scrub. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Archbold Biological Station is eight miles south of Lake Placid at 123 Main Drive, Venus. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of State Road 70 on Old State Road 8. Be aware that multiple locations are listed for Archbold when using GPS. Use the directions above to locate the Learning Center. Archbold Biological Station is an independent, not-for-profit research facility located on the Lake Wales Ridge and lies within the headwaters of the Everglades,the lands that drain south into Lake Okeechobee. The Station is dedicated to long-term ecological research,conservation,and education. Its all part of the global effort to understand,interpret and preserve the worlds natura l heritage. Visit www.archbold-station.org on the Internet or on Facebook. For more information,call 465-2571 durin g business hours. Page B6 News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 www.newssun.com PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 11.25"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 103975 publix gift ca; 00033362 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main A #9; 00033554 Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Nov. 2 1,five of the 2013 H eartland Idol finalists will b e performing at T anglewood in a concert for t he Tanglewood residents C ancer Benefit. This concert i s open to all. In addition to t he Idol finalists,the S ebring High School Show C hoir will demonstrate why t hey are held in such high r egard throughout the state. Often,performers are b rought in from far and w ide to entertain residents o f Highlands County. This e vening will be devoted to p romoting the phenomenal t alents found right here at h ome. The 7 p.m. concert is s ponsored by Newsom Eye. Tickets are just $10 and c an be purchased at the T anglewood Box Office on M ondays from 9:30 to 10 a .m. and Thursdays from 34 p.m. They can also be o rdered by calling 863-3828 349. All proceeds will go to t he American Cancer S ociety for cancer research. The singers for the show a re: Gary Johnson,46,is w ell known in the area for p erforming with the band G roovus. Not only does he s ing,he is superb on the s axophone and keyboards. J ohnson placed fourth in t his years tightly contested H eartland Idol competition, e ntertaining with selections f rom his favorite musical g enres; rock and roll, M otown,blues and jazz. Johnson lends his talents t o Highlands Little Theater w here he has performed in West Side Story,The S carlet Pimperneland The Secret Garden.The f ather of two sons and a d aughter,Johnson is also t he proud grandfather of a 1 -year-old grand daughter. W hen not performing,he is b usy working as a landlord o f rental units here in S ebring. As the mother of boys a ges 8 and 5,who has a full t ime job at the Florida Joint a nd Spine Institute,its a w onder Ashley Elder has h ad time to compete in m any events in Highlands C ounty as well as auditioni ng for both American I doland The Voice. M usic has played a big part o f most of her 28 years. She e mbraces the love of music i ntroduced at a very early a ge by a mother who loved t o sing. In turn,Elder has passed along this passion to her sons who share her enthusiasm for performing. She claims to love all musical genres but sings mostly country and R&B. Eldre gets a great deal of enjoyment out of expressing herself through music and would like to pursue a career in the music industry. She can see herself and her sons as the New Age Partridge Family. Lindsey Sears,the 26year-old mother of girls ages 9 and 5,is no stranger to Tanglewood. She performed in a 2011 Tanglewood Cancer Benefit event after placing second in the 2010 Heartland Idol competition. Sears has worked at LaGrow Irrigation for six years and dabbles in music. Unlike many of the other Idol finalists,Sears has had very limited formal training. She learned just the basics during 4 or 5 lessons with a vocal teacher in Clearwater and is most fortunate to be naturally gifted with a great voice. Much of her rehearsing has been done in the shower. Sears favors country and pop/blues. She also likes many of the oldies. It would be her dream to front her own band one day. Adam Meredith wowed the crowds at Heartland Idol with his range of performances and his interesting costume changes. At just 22 years of age,Meredith has already made a name for himself in the area. He won an award for his work at Highlands Little Theatre for his role as Will Parker in Oklahoma. He has performed in many other HLT musicals,including his role as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. Currently studying singing under Rebecca Price,he is a freelance voice actor and voice-over artist. He is auditioning with Penguin Entertainment in Orlando in the hopes of making performing a full time career. His taste in music covers a wide spectrum from rock, country-western through show tunes and jazz to metal and punk rock. Nala Price,a 14-yearold freshman at Sebring High is no stranger to the stage. She is the 2013 Heartland Idol Teen champion and was the Junior champ in 2010. Not only is she a talented singer,Nala is a seasoned actress,having won a Highland Little Theater Best Actress Award for her lead in the 2011 HLT presentation of The Secret Garden.This year shell be playing in the HLT play Lil Shop of Horrorsas well as in the Circle Theater presentation of The Big Bad Musical. She has been dancing for 11 years but is not limited to the arts,having played soccer for 11 years. Nalas goal is to be in the Entertainment World. Those attending the Tanglewood Cancer Benefit Concert are sure to be impressed by this dynamic young talent whose favorite music genres are pop and country-pop. Heartland Idol stars to perform at Tanglewood Cancer Benefit Concert Ashley Elder Gary Johnson Lindsey Sears Nala Price Adam Meredith Courtesy pho to Young scientists at Archbold Biological Station takie a break from an ecology game to pose for a photo. Family Science Day planned for Archbold Biological Station Courtesy pho to A young scientist identifies animal tracks at Archbold Biological Station. rf Associated PressNEW YORK The wife of Jeff Bezos is g iving a thumbs-down to a recent book a bout her husbands company,Amazon.com I nc. On Monday,MacKenzie Bezos posted a one-star review on the Amazon page for Brad Stones The Everything Store,out last month and has been received positively by critics and Amazon readers. Bezos wrote the book was filled with inaccuracies and biased against her husband and Amazon. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 Page B7 DUMMY 2013; 11.25"; 16"; Black plus three; process, health page dummy; 00026399 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Many w ill never know the generosi ty and kindness of James a nd Genevieve Gutierrez and t he impact their legacy left i n our community. Upon G enevieves passing on Aug. 4 ,local charities,including t he Ridge Area Arc F oundation,felt that impact. According to a close f riend of the family, G enevieve and James have a lways been passionate a bout supporting organizat ions that help individuals w ith disabilities. Genevieve G utierrez was preceded in d eath by her husband of over 6 0 years,James,and their b eloved daughter,Nancy, w ho had cerebral palsy and p assed away in 1990 at the age of 22. James loved to sail and Genevieve was a talented seamstress and homemaker, but their world was Nancy. The two are described as dedicated and loving parents who wanted nothing more than to give their daughter every possible happiness and opportunity. A childhood friend of Nancys explained how Jim would never allow his daughter to feel different or incapable of reaching her potential. If the other kids rode bicycles,then Jim would build a bike suitable for Nancy. They knew the importance of supporting individuals like Nancy to provide opportunities they may not have otherwise. The Ridge Area Arc Foundations mission is to secure funds through estate planning and other measures and invest funds specifically for endowing the programs and services for Ridge Area Arc. The Foundation is steadfast in its belief that with the help of caring members of our community, Ridge Area Arc will continue to provide necessary programs for people with developmental and other disabilities for generations to come. According to Debbie McCullough,Foundation chair,When someone gives a gift through a bequest to Ridge Area Arc Foundation it has a long standing effect. The foundation was created so Ridge Area Arc can serve folks with disabilities without having to be so reliant on government support. The organization strives to help folks become more independent,and as an organization they felt they needed to do the same thing. The foundation was created almost 20 years ago by a group of local citizens who wanted to see Ridge Area Arc stay around forever. Gifts from bequests remain invested and the income generated keeps working for Ridge Area Arc year after year. Because of the forethought of those who have given through their will,life insurance,or other planned gifts,Ridge Area Arc has been able to do many things that were not possible before the foundation existed. Its so rewarding to watch the wonderful things that happen because of gifts from people who have given through the ir estate. Most of the gifts are not from incredibly wealthy folks. They come from people who may have donated $25 in the past. But,by giv ing through their will they are able to do something very substantial and leave a legacy that keeps giving an d working locally for those in need. Through the generosity of the Gutierrez family and many others the Foundation is able to assist individuals with disabilities realize the ir goals and achieve their potential. For information, contact Rhonda Beckman at 452-1296 ext. 112 or rbeck man@ridgeareaarc.org. LP couple leaves legacy through Ridge Area Arc Foundation When someone gives a gift through a bequest to Ridge Area Arc Foundation, it has a long lasting effect.Debbie McCullough, Foundation chair

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LAKE PLACID Dee G raber and her Skeleton C rew,aka BreakAway Line D ancers,treated the S outhern Lifestyle residents w ith a Halloween Dance P arty this past week. We h eard this through the Grapevineand found out a c ertain male member of the c rew,dressed as a bunch of g rapes,was nearly stomped f or wine. The next free coupon semi nar will be from 2-4 p.m. N ov. 24. There is a shoe box o f coupons at the town hall o n the PLSC table to look o ver and take for your own u se.Sign the card in each b ag,and add your own bag o f coupons with card e nclosed for the swap. J oLynne Crout-Deuel did a f antastic job at her first semi nar at the town hall and we a re looking forward to this n ext one. Although the GoinTo T he Dogswas canceled for N ov. 13,there will be a day t rip to the Sarasota dog track M onday,Jan. 20 instead. T here will be pickup in Avon P ark,Sebring and Lake P lacid by the Princess D ianne Tour. The Dec. 9 Christmas L ight Cruise is full,and will b e leaving from the WinnD ixie parking lot at 2 p.m. b y chartered bus.There will a lso be pickup in Sebring for t his day trip. Sioux Hurley is taking r eservations for the March 29 cruise out of Tampa to the C aribbean. Check the inform ation corner for flyers; we h ave some. Placid Lakes people take n ote:Get your decorations t ogether for the Christmas c ontest! We are forming a committee,and with the help of the PLHOA,there will be prizes for the best Christmas displays. And while on the Christmas stuff,lets not forget those kids who need a new pair of PJs to greet Santa. Sizes 1 to 11,drop them off at the office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Any questions,call Bonnie at 4654888. Dont you just love that extra hour of sleep? Too bad it doesnt last after your body figures it out. LAKE PLACID Witches and goblins and ghosts,oh my! There were also vampires and skeletons and devils. There were more than 100 tickets sold so I couldnt name all the people present at this Halloween party on Oct. 31. The costume parade was fun to watch. Then we had our baked potato and salad with the bar with all dressings and trimmings. For dessert there were decorated cup cakes. This is a fun meal that is always enjoyed. The evening ended with games for the people to compete in. Marysue Willeke,Carolyn Reece and Marilyn Cromer chaired the committee for this party and thanked all the volunteers. They all did such an awesome job of decorating the clubhouse. The free movie Sunday afternoon was Pillow Talk with Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Though this movie was a 1959 romantic comedy,it was still funny in 2013. We all enjoyed the movie as well as the big variety of pies for our coffee. Monday morning cofee was made and hosted by Marilyn and Ed Cromer. Peggy Sue Teague was the emcee. When Peggy Sue said,Who came back?We were invade with snowbirds: Alice and Larry Plate,Alice Fazio and Jack Parker, Eunice Brown,Paula and Jim Bannister,Nella and Jim TenBroeke,and Jim VanCamp. There were new residents present,Tom and Ruth Vicat at 122 Bearwood Ave. There were also visitors present and they were Jim and Jan Fineout from Murfreesboro,Tenn. Carol Noel,our Sunshine person, has put out a thinking of you card for Fran Turley,who hasnt been feeling well. All activities will be starting in November as mentioned last week. New announcements,Vickie Echelberry will lead the indoor exercises at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Stephanie Schecter announced shuffleboard began Nov. 4. It will follow the coffee hour on Monday at approximately 9:45. It will also be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Peggy Sue said that the Red Hatters would be going to McLanes Country Gardens at 328 Lime St. in Sebring at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14. The Ladies Lunch Out will be going to the placid Lakes Country Club on Nov. 19 with Carolyn Whitacre and Jean Chittenden hosting. Brenda Knoche thanked everyone for coming to the Sunday movie and said that $107 was taken in for Nu-Hope Senior Care Center. Arlene Dammer announced that there would be a New Years Eve Dance and Party. Nella TenBroeke reminded everyone to wear their name tags. Park residents,it is your advantage to remember that McCraken Farm comes into our park on Bearwoods Avenue from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday with fresh farm produce. Look over the produce and buy some to take home. Youll be glad you did. Tuesday morning ladies coffee was made by Carol Noel. Marilyn Cromer led the meeting. We really had a good attendance as everyone is coming back. This morning the new faces were Vickie Echelberry,Paula Bannister and Alice Fazio. We went over the calendar for the next two months and filed in all the dates as there will be an active schedule. The dates to remember fo r this coming week are Wednesday,Nov. 6,Golf League begins; Thursday, Nov. 7,chorus practice at 3:30 p.m.; Saturday,Nov. 9, Singles Breakfast at the Golden Corral at 10 a.m.; Sunday,Nov. 10,Military Soup and Sandwich at 5 p.m.; and Tuesday,Nov. 12, carry-in luncheon at noon. This is the day the Lord has made,we will rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24 Page B8 News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; nov ads; 00033341 KABET, SHIRLEY; 3.639"; 5"; Black; tanglewood craft fair; 00033369 Clubs Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Mark D eyrup of Lake Placid w alked into the Lake Placid E lks Lodge to donate blood o n Oct. 25 and was greeted w ith balloons,clapping and p resented with a decorated c ake.Deyrup reached his w ell honored goal of donati ng 10 gallons of blood,pint b y pint,to save a life. Deyrup is an avid runner a nd said he has been donati ng blood since the 1960s when he was in college.He went on to say he comes to the Lake Placid Elks donation location because they are very organized. Tammy Forit,Blood Bank regional director,congratulated Deyrup with an award and spoke of the necessities of donating blood.Forit said that the blood donor not only helps saves millions of lives, but also stimulates generation of new blood cells. As the blood is drawn from a donor there is a decrease in blood cells.To replenish it immediately,new cells are produced by marrow and this way blood gets refreshed. Denise Stiles,donor recruitment manager,said the next time you see the Big Red busthink of all the people whose lives are saved and the health factors you also are rewarded. Blood donor reaches 10-gallon mark Courtesy photo Mark Deyrup donated blood Oct. 25 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge to complete the honor of being a 10-gallon donor. Taking part in the celebration are Peg Murray (from left), Blood Donor chairlady of the Lake Placid Elks Lodge;Zyneshia Woods, donor supervisor; J orge Juver, donor Community Relations; Mark Deyrup, honored donor; Tammy Forit, regional director; and Denise Stiles, donor recruiting manager. Courtesy pho to Avon Park Inner Wheel club members gathered for the fall fundraiser last month at the home of Cyndy Stanley. The purpose of the fundraiser was to auction Christmas ornaments to benefit the IWUSA Foundation, which supports providing myoelectric limbs to children and young adults. Pictured are (seated, from left) Gene and Louise Sauls, and Don Griffing; (standing, from left) Jody Griffing, Cyndy Stanley, Patti Crawford, Joan Fisher, Billie Jo Morrison, Fran Beers, Debbie Cwalenski and Carmen Lybarger. Friends & Neighbors Placid Lakes Party Line B y Susie Lee Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston Auction for ornaments Special to the News-SunSEBRING An Avon Park woman has walked away with two major awards at last months conference of the 2013 Florida WritersAssociation,held in Orlando and attended by more than 450 writers, agents and editors. Dottie Rexfords novel,Cora Pooler,won for the Unpublished Book of the Year,and for Womens Fiction Unpublished. Rexford will be reading from her novel as the Featured Reader at this Sundays Scribes Night Out (SNO) at 6 p.m. at Brewsters Coffee House,just south of Home Depot. The event is free and open to the public. She says her book is about one womans attempt to resolve the issues in her life,like abandoning a baby at birth,uncovering the facts behind the death of Coras sister,and the overriding need to answer the question,Am I Amish or am I English? SNO is an entertaining, informal gathering of loca l writers,would-be writers and just listeners. The evening is usually divided into a Featured Reader and an Open Mike for other writers wanting to share their works. This Sunday, Christine Yarbour,a local multi-talented artist and writer in her own right,w ill moderate the program. SNO meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 6 p.m. at Brewsters. Refreshments will be on sale. Call Art Lefkowitz,SNO Facilitator,at 385-1554. SNO welcomes Dottie Rexford as Featured Reader Rexford Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Master Gardeners are h aving their annual Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bert J Harris Jr. A griculture Civic Center Auditorium,4509 G eorge Blvd. The fun will include raffles,as w ell as lots of great plant deals. There will be a help desk where residents can bring in their plant problems for the Master Gardeners to help solve. 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Garden Club of Sebring SEBRING The Garden C lub of Sebring met Oct. 28 a t the Jack Stroup Civic C enter. The theme for this m eeting was Old Garden R osespresented by B looming Idiots. Sharon R itz and Heather Breaux, m other and daughter, b rought their roses for sale a nd told of their love of t hese roses. They brought s everal of their hard-to-kill v arieties named Old Blush, P ink Pet,Louie Phillip, N atch,Miss Patch,to name a f ew. After the presentation a l unch was served consisting o f tea sandwiches with vege tables/fruit and cheese. The next garden club m eeting will be at 10 a.m. N ov. 18 at the Jack Stroup C ivic Center downtown. The p rogram will be Harvest T imecenterpieces. All m embers will have an opport unity to make a nice centerp iece for their table. It will b e affordable with basket, o asis,embellishment,flowe rs to purchase or you can b ring your own. Bring your o wn cutters. Lunch will be s erved after. The menu is b aked potatoes with all the f ixings. For more information,call 4 71-0657 or (801) 870-1171. Lake Placid Garden Club LAKE PLACID Thirtys even members and three g uests attended the Oct. 9 m eeting at the Lake Placid W oman's Club,with presid ent Alice Stahr preciding. The devotion was given by P eggy Branch and she led t he Pledge Allegance to the F lag of the United States of A merica. Following the catered l unch of chicken salad with t he trimmings and pumpkin p ie,first vice president M arsha Browning introduced guest speaker Drew Jones of Henscratch Farms Vineyard & Winery. Joneshad samples of the new red and white wines the farm was introducing. Jams and jellies, pickles,fresh eggs,in season u-pick berries and many festivals through out the year were mentioned. Stahr spoke on the Coral ReefRestoration Project, Certificated Wildlife Habitat,and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Luise Andrea introduced three new members Dianne Kurek,Shirley Bott and Margo Sanders. Members welcomed them and Andrea presented them with membership pins and yearbooks. Members alsowelcomed backWynelle Conley as a returning member with a yearbook. Peggy Alexander,second vice president,reported on the Ways & Means upcoming events Dec. 6,Holiday Home & Garden Tour; Feb. 8,Scholarship Fashion Show; March,Plant Sale; and April 22,hosting the District IX meeting. Tickets for the Home Show,are $12 in advance,$15 the day of tour. Call Peggy,465-1268, or Connie,465-0487,for details.. Trips & Tours chairman Sharon Diaz announced Nov. 19 as the date for Ding Darling National Park/Wildlife Refuge (car trip); Dec.13,Echo Demonstration Farm,(Fort Myers); and Feb.20,Naples Botanical Gardens (bus trip). During Fuss & Brag,Stahr gave out thank you pins, Peggy Branch showed a bromelaid and Maria Lorant won the door prize. The Lake Placid Garden Club meets every second wednesday of the month, from September through May. Anyone interested in visiting a meeting or joining is welcome. Call Shirley Puzey at 465-3008.TOPS Club 632LAKE PLACID TOPS Club 632 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Lake Placid Womens Club meets every Monday. Weigh-in is from 3-3:45 p.m.,and the one hour meeting begins at 4 p.m. The meeting was called to order by leader Judy OBoyle,with 27 members present. Larue Wilbur and Delores Guzanowski were welcomed back from the northern climes. After the Pledge of Allegiance,the KOPS and TOPS each said their respective pledges. The song for the day was KOPS in White Dresses,led by Patty Hynes. The program was presented by OBoyle. She talked about cutting just 100 calories a day from our diets. Results will be slow,but steady,aided by measuring the amount of food consumed,drinking water instead of soda and no eating after 8 p.m. Karen Goodwin called the roll with 27 members present. Losses werent as good this week,and all will try harder next week. The best loser for the week was Jean Ottoway. Yes/yesses for the coming week are cauliflower,blueberries and the no/no is pasta. Joan Dunn read her last exerpt from her diet tip book and it encouraged exercise and also recommended eating the most calories for the day at breakfast and lunch,and having a very light evening meal. OBoyle made several announcements concerning TOPS International,the open house date,the Christmas party and the fall rally on Nov. 16. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 Page B9 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/6/13; 00033484 PCBOARDATCAMPSALADS COULTERNEUTERENAMEL THREECARGARAGEMONICA EGOWOESWRINGDRY PRELIMPREPOWESEE LESEMAJESTEPIXELATED YRSMCAYEEXIS LOEWECONCRETEPUMP SWARDLSATSELOSPEE AWAITSMORESTOLIHAS FAIRAMOUNTHARASSMENT TNTLANNYMATINAIRES REEKHIDHIREEBONER AERIALCOMBATSNEAK EYEOOOFROCSI ONAVERAGEWIDELYKNOWN YESBUSSMEELIANES SPACEJAMBALEPGA TAMALEBALLETSLIPPERS ELAPSEOHYEAHADMIRAL RINSERSLEETSLOSESTO CROSSWORDSOLUTION Clubs & Organizations Club Snapshots Courtesy pho to Donald Elliott, past president of Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club, presents a $1,000 check to Lynda Paul, Heartland Horses for the Handicap. Heartland Horses for the Handicap was presented with the check on Oct. 24 from the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club proceeds from their World Famous Wild Game Dinner. Help for the horses Courtesy pho to At the fall fundraiser for the Avon Park Inner Wheel Club on Oct. 18, students from the Highlands University Preparatory School Interact Club presented a gift for the Inner Wheel USA Foundation to club president Fran Beers. Pictured are Kayla Selander, Shayne Fassler and Sara Luepshen. UPrep students gift Beers Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 is proud to have both Sunday and Monday night Charity Bingo open to the public. This past Sunday, Elvis (Alex Whitbeck) was present to call Bingo for more than 100 players. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. and usually ends around 9:15 p.m. Cash prizes are awarded and during November and December anyone bringing food for the needy will get a free game. Pictured is Past Exalted Ruler Heide Stover and Elvis. Elvis calls Bingo

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Thereve been several a rticles making the rounds o n Facebook and Twitter l ately,giving people a look i nside a chicken nugget. S poiler alert:its gross. It might not come as m uch of a surprise to you, b ut inside those fast-food c hicken nuggets,there isnt a whole lot of actual chicke n. Dr. Richard D. deShazo, M D,is a professor of pedia trics and medicine at M ississippi Medical C enter. Along with his p athologist colleague S teven Bigler,MD,Dr. d eShazo decided to dissect a chicken nugget to find o ut what it is about these o ddly shaped bits of foodthat makes kids s eem almost addicted to t hem. Their findings ended up b eing published in the A merican Journal of M edicine,but heres what h appened,in a nugget s hell. These doctors took two r andom nuggets from two f ast-food restaurants in M ississippi. Inside the n uggets,the doctors found b lood vessels,fat,bones, c artilage,intestinal tissue, a nd organ tissue. One of the nuggets was 5 6 percent fat,25 percent c arbohydrates and 19 perc ent protein. The nugget f rom the second restaurant w as 58 percent fat,24 perc ent carbs and 18 percent p rotein. (These numbers d ont take into account the b reading of the nuggets, w hich is more salt,sugar a nd fat.) Chicken used to make n uggets usually comes f rom a carcass after the a nimal has already been p rocessed for other uses. T he remaining pieces of c hicken on the bone are c ombined with the innards o f the chicken,processed a gain with salt,sugars and m ore fats,popped into a b reading and fried in more u nhealthy fat. There is no denying it, t houghchildren do love t hose friendly shaped n uggets. That,of course, d oesnt mean you should b e buying them. Buy your own chicken b reasts and turn them into h omemade nuggets. All y ou have to do to make nuggets at home is to simply chop your chicken breast into bite-sized pieces,dip them in a mixture of egg beaten into buttermilk or coconut milk with a bit of mustard for flavor,and then dredge through seasoned almond flour. Give them a light misting of olive oil spray and cook them in a 400 degree oven until they are cooked through (roughly 20 minutes). Serve with honey and raw veggies for a delicious and healthy Paleo chicken nugget meal. 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 http://www.facebook.com/savingdinner Enough with the nuggets Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Paiden BrownVernon and Penny Brown of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter,Paiden Audrey,at 4 p.m. on Oct. 29,2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Paiden weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Pat Stoker. Paternal grandparents are Vernon and Maria Brown.Gregory Gentile IIIGregory Gentile Jr. and Christine Hernandez Perry of Sebring announce the birth of a son,Gregory George Gentile III,at 8:14 a.m. on Oct. 31,2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Gregory III weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Cecilia Trobaugh. Paternal grandparents are Gregory and Elizabeth Gentile.Camarion HankersonFrederick Alexander Hankerson Sr. and Carmela Peralta Hankerson of Sebring announce the birth of a son,Camarion Alexander,at 9:02 p.m. on Oct. 12,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Camarion weighed 7 pounds and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Carmen and the late Francena Peralta of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Elijah and Sandra Hankerson of Sebring.Jace HarttJustin Cale Hartt and Casey Lee Wohl Hartt of Sebring announce the birth of a son,Jace Yale Hartt,at 2:21 a.m. on Oct. 6,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Jace weighed 8 pounds,4 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Jeri Wohl of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Cheryl Howerton of Eastland,Texas and the late Ralph Hartt of Avon Park.Skylynn HeatherlyHarry Dale and Katie Heatherly of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter,Skylynn Rosalee Heatherly,at 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 25,2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Skylynn weighed 7 pounds,4 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are James and Lynn Heatherly. Paternal grandfather is Harry Dale Sr.Kinsley HighCraig High and Sheri Glisson,both of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a daughter,Kinsly Ann High, at 10:31 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Kinsly weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are James and Ernell Glisson of Lorida. Paternal grandparents are James and Crystal High of Lake Placid.Hezakiah MobleyJamaal and Tammy Mobley of Arcadia announce the birth of a son,Hezakiah Bryce,at 1:36 a.m. on Oct. 19,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Hezakiah weighed 6 pounds,8 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mariano and Kathy Gomez of Ona. Paternal grandparents are Ronald and Tonna Prince of Punta Gorda.Blake NelsonThomas Nelson and Joanna Gautier of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Blake Thomas Nelson,born at 10:01 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Blake weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Jose and Katia Gautier. Paternal grandmother is Rita Murphy.Dylan PennyWilliam Jr. and Monica Penny of Lake Placid announce the birth of a son, Dylan James Palmo Penny, at 1:50 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Dylan weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Janice Palmo. Paternal grandparents are William and Coleen Penny.Sabastian ProctorWoodrow Proctor and Ariel Madden,both of Sebring,announce the birth of a son,Sabastian Elijah Proctor,at 8:18 p.m. on Oct. 16,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Sabastian weighed 8 pounds,8 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Grandparents are Kathy Madden,Debbie Whitehead and Weldon Whitehead,all of Sebring.Gabriel SetserMichael S. Jr. and Brittany J. Setser of Lake Wales announce the birth of a son, Gabriel Levi,at 4:33 p.m. on Nov. 2,2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Gabriel weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Rachel J. Shiley. Paternal grandparents are Michael Setser and Shawn Setser.Jaelie SotoNathanael Soto-Calderon and Anglique Hammonds of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter,Jaelie Enid-Mae Soto,at 12:07 p.m. on Oct. 27,2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Jaelie weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inche s in length. Maternal grandparents are Tony and Coleen Hammonds. Paternal grandparent is Loida Calderon.Hazel StoutLeticia E. Stout of Sebrin g announces the birth of a daughter,Hazel Danielle Stout,at 5:59 p.m. on Sept. 27,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Hazel weighed 15 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inche s in length. Maternal grandparents ar e Susan Tagui and Mary Stout, both of Sebring.Rawlin SuggsRobert J. Suggs and Nicole R. Douglas,both of Okeechobee,announce the birth of a son,Rawlin Jase Suggs,at 12:32 p.m. on Oc t. 15,2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Rawlin weighed 7 pound s, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inch es in length. Maternal grandparents ar e Larry and Jennifer Wisener of Okeechobee. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Beth Suggs of Okeechobee.Kaelynn ValleKeniel Valle and and Cayla Marie Horton of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter,Kaelynn Marie Valle,at 2:31 p.m. on Oct. 30,2013 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Kaelynn weighed 7 pounds,5 ounces and was 2 0 1/2 inches in length. Page B10 News-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 www.newssun.com FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (SB RETAIL); 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 100th year anniversar; 00033449 ORANGE BLOSSOM TOURS; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, main A rhr top of ads; 00033476 Celebrations Food Births Hull Air National Guard A irman 1st Class Logan A. H ull graduated from basic m ilitary training at Joint B ase San AntonioL ackland,San Antonio, T exas. The airman completed a n intensive,eight-week p rogram that included t raining in military discip line and studies,Air Force c ore values,physical fitn ess,and basic warfare p rinciples and skills. Airmen who complete b asic training earn four c redits toward an associate i n applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hull is the son of Raymond Hull of Moyock, N.C.,and grandson of Patricia Hull of Sebring, Fla. Military Special to the News-SunThe Florida Forest S ervice announces the prom otion of Tim Elder to d istrict manager of the O keechobee District. The d istrict (Highlands,Glades, I ndian River,Martin, O keechobee,and St. Lucie c ounties) serves area land a nd homeowners with techn ical land management a dvice and assistance,and is also the lead agency for prescribe burning and wildfire suppression in the state of Florida. The district manager oversees and directs the fire and forest management operations from the district headquarters in Okeechobee. Elder is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He began his career with the FFS in 1985. Elder promoted in Florida Forest Service

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, November 6, 2013 Page B11 W HOSLEFTBy BRENDAN EMMETT QUIGLEY ACROSS 1 Etched computer component 8 Away for the summer, maybe 14 Bar food? 20 Author of If Democrats Had Any Brains, Theyd Be Republicans 21 Fix 22 Crown cover 23 McMansions storage 25 Santa ___ 26 It may be stroked or crushed 27 Difficulties 28 Remove the last drop from 30 Qualifier 33 Test ___ 35 Have a balance 36 Religious office 37 Attack on sacred custom 39 Dotty? 43 Brief letter sign-off 44 ___ Nashville Records 45 ___-haw! 47 Greek characters 48 Camelot co-writer 50 Piece of roadconstruction equipment 56 Grassy expanse 58 Exams with analytical reasoning parts: Abbr. 60 Grp. with the platinum album Out of the Blue 61 Graf ___ 62 Look for 63 Marshmallowy treat 64 Vodka with a Chocolat Razberi flavor 66 Keeps 67 Lot 69 Badgering 71 Great leveler 72 Lawyer Davis who served in Clinton and Bush administrations 73 Marseille morning 74 Buenos ___ 75 Make a big stink 77 Went undercover 78 New ID badge recipient 79 Gaffe 80 What the Red Baron engaged in 83 Sly one 85 Symbol of Horus 86 Tick-tack-toe winner 87 Big do 88 TV series for which Quentin Tarantino has written and directed 91 Generally speaking 96 Famous 101 Sure 102 Clear tables 103 Jolly Roger pirate 104 Tropical vines 105 Jordan feature 109 Barn seat 111 ___ Tour 112 Hot dish 113 They may keep you on your toes 120 Pass 121 You betcha! 122 Four-star figure 123 Dishwasher, at times 124 February forecasts 125 Comes in behind DOWN 1 Election results abbr. 2 Primitive radio receiver 3 British novelist Anthony 4 Chant after a soccer score 5 Gobbled 6 ___ center 7 Start of a Scrabble game 8 Tees off 9 One may be doll-size 10 Biter, maybe 11 ___ loss 12 One White of rocks White Stripes 13 Like the time of Franz Ferdinands reign 14 Hard-to-turn vehicle 15 Before you know it 16 Designer Helmut 17 Surrounded by 18 Order 19 Stood out at standup? 24 One thrown at a rodeo 29 Ancient Roman king 30 Wield 31 Any Mount Olympus dweller 32 Like some rioters 34 Provider of a trip across a desert? 35 Well-financed grp.? 38 Boxers target 40 Rhapsodizes over 41 Be flat 42 Sources of some lethal injections 46 Second lt.s equivalent 48 Thieves place 49 Major Spanish daily 50 Icon on Amazon 51 Hears again, as a case 52 Big name in online financial services 53 Cry from a balcony, maybe 54 Not so nice 55 Raccoons around campsites, e.g. 56 River of song 57 Many an actors second job 59 Vaio manufacturer 62 SAGs partner 63 Kind of boom 64 Make content 65 Golfer nicknamed Tower 68 Das Lied von der Erde composer 69 Antlered animal 70 Stole material 73 Cat calls 76 Eastern European capital 78 The Newsroom channel 79 Emerald, e.g. 81 I agree 82 Springfield watering hole 84 Lamar Hunt Trophy org. 88 Some 99-Down 89 Curse 90 Connections 91 Bar food? 92 Indian neighbor 93 One way to dress in drag 94 Court inits. 95 Cajun dishes 97 Whew, that wore me out! 98 Video-game losses 99 88-Down, e.g. 100 Brits diaper 106 Pen parts 107 Different 108 Raspberry 110 Carrier that owns the airline Sun dOr 114 Rink org. 115 Cleaning solution 116 Daniels who directed The Butler 117 Words said before a kiss 118 Afts and eves 119 ___-mo 12345678910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 313233 3435 36 37 38 39 404142 43 44 4546 47 48 4950 5152 535455 5657 5859 60 61 62 63 64 6566 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 7677 78 79 80 81 82 8384 85 86 87 888990 919293 9495 96979899 100 101 102 103 104 105 106107108 109 110 111 112 113114115116 117118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 Solution on page 9B Many new couponers had no idea that coupons would overtake their life in such a way. It is exciting and treacherous all at the same time. The excitement comes from when your bill is $500 and you pay $30 out of pocket for groceries at your favorite store with little effort (this was the total of my shopping trip this week). The treachery comes from turning your house,dining and living rooms upside down with coupons. Many will never see their dining room table again,because it is far more important to have the coupons all laid out and/or stacked for easy access and saving your family hundreds of dollars every month. A coupon organizer is a great way to keep up with your coupons. Below is my top 5 list new couponers make when starting out. By steering clear of the pitfalls of couponing,you will become a better couponer and save even more. 1. Buying because you have a coupon This is the number 1 pitfall for new couponers and a big no-no! Many new couponers feel that they have to use the coupon because they have it,but that is not the case. You may end up spending more. Be patient and wait for the coupon item to go on sale. The magic happens when you have a sale and a coupon. More often than not you will find the product 50-70 percent off if not free with a coupon and a sale. This is the perfect scenario for donating items to your local food bank or food pantry. 2. Only clipping coupons on items you eat New couponers will miss great deals by not clipping all your coupons. I encourage you to clip all your coupons. You never know when you will spot an item on clearance or unadvertised sale. By not clipping all the coupons,you may come across a clearance sale and with the coupon it makes the item free or,better yet,a money maker. (This is when the cost of the item is less than the value of the coupon. Many stores will pay you the difference in cash or towards your other groceries) 3. Not knowing your store policies This is key to efficient couponing! There is nothing worse than going to checkout an d your cashier says I am sorry you cannot use this coupon. It leaves you feeling discouraged,when instead,knowing your store policies will help your checkout be seamless. Knowing your store policies can make this difference. You can find all your store policies on www.DivineSavings.com. 4.Shopping without a list Impulse buying is a budget buster. Make your list before you shop. This will help keep you on task and your wallet will thank you. 5.Un-realistic about your goals Let's face it, we will not all be able to have $1,000 in groceries t o only spend a few pennies when just starting out. Instead you will build up your coupon arsenal and stockpile one week at a time. By the end of 4-6 weeks,you will have a stockpile of necessities and staple food items and need less and less each. Coupon classes are available all over Central Florida. Visit www.DivineSavings.com and check under the classes tab to find a class that is right for you. The Divine Savings You Tube channel also offers videos to help in your journey to saving more. 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. Top 5 mistakes new couponers make Savings Diva Tanya Senseney Dear Abby: For 2 1/2 years I have taken care of my daughter without the help of her father. He pays child support only when the courts threaten to throw him in jail,but he never comes to see her. When he does come by, its not to see or spend time with her,its to try and get sex from me. Sometimes I give in and give it to him as an itch to scratch. He recently got marriedand now has four other children. The last time he was over,I noticed that he has all his childrens initials tattooed on his arm except our daughters,and it bothered me. I only want what is best for my little girl,and I have made it clear that if he isnt a part of her life now,that he needs to stay away until shes an adult. I dont want her to be hurt by a part-time or sometimes dad. I guess my question is,is it OK to be angry that he doesnt recognize her as his child but does his other four? POd in Ohio Dear POd: Oh,goodness gracious,yes. And because you dont want your child to be hurt by this man,Im advising you to quit being his booty call. There are other ways to scratch an itch, depending upon whose itch it is. If you continue seeing him under these circumstances,you could wind up being the mother of another one of his children,God forbid. Dear Abby: I am writing this hoping that anyone who is in a supervisory position at work will see it and think before pressuring employees to buy popcorn,cookies, wrapping paper,trinkets, chocolate bars,etc.,for their childrens schools or organizations. This is extortion. I have tried saying,No,thank you,but I get such a bad attitude from my supervisor that I end up ordering something usually the cheapest item to avoid the drama. I cant afford to drop $20 here and there on items I wouldnt otherwise buy or eat. Its a lot of money to employees who havent had wage or benefit increases in more than four years. I can barely keep my car filled with gas and have to unroll coins sometimes to pick up food for dinner a day or two before payday. Please tell bosses and managers not to solicit sales from employees. Its tacky! Turned off in Pennsylvania Dear Turned Off: Im happy to get the word out because I agree that the sales tactic your supervisor is using is tacky. Parents who do this for their children deny the kids the experience of doing the selling and learning to cope with rejection if prospective customers dont buy. Because you dont have $20 to spare,you might be able to deflect the attitudeby offering a small donation a dollar or two to the cause. But if you cant spare any money, then stiffen your spine and dont let yourself be made to feel guilty. Buying things you dont need is not part of your job description. Dear Abby: My sisterin-law wrote the following to my husband in a birthday card:I couldnt find a card that really fit you. None of them said sweet, kind,sexy,lovable,friendly,intelligent,or one of the best brothers-in-law ever,so Im telling you in my own words. If I could get ahold of my husbands money,Id send you on a cruise. Was this appropriate? I dont think so. My husband says she didnt mean anything. Help? Shocked in Tennessee Dear Shocked: Speaking of cruises,throw your sister-in-law a lifesaver,because I think she went overboard. 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 an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) Daughters absentee father is present for his other kids Dear Abby Diversions/Puzzles By The Associated PressEnders Gamebegan its b ig-screen mission at the box o ffice in first place. The Lionsgate sci-fi adaptat ion starring Asa Butterfield a nd Harrison Ford as interg alactic soldiers earned $27 m illion in its opening weekend. T he film is based on the 1985 n ovel of the same name by O rson Scott Card. Jackass Presents:Bad G randpacame in second place w ith $20 million in its second w eekend,bringing the domestic t otal of the Paramount hiddenc amera comedy featuring J ohnny Knoxville to $61.6 mill ion. The weekends other new m ajor new releases,CBS F ilmsLast Vegasand R elativity Medias Free B irds,took the third and f ourth spots. Last Vegas, w hich stars such Hollywood v eterans as Morgan Freeman a nd Michael Douglas,won $ 16.3 million at the weekend b ox office,while the animated r omp Free Birdsgobbled up $ 15.8 million. The top 3 movies at U.S. and C anadian theaters Friday t hrough Monday,followed by d istribution studio,gross,numb er of theater locations,average r eceipts per location,total gross a nd number of weeks in r elease,as compiled Monday b y Rentrak,are: 1. Enders Game, L ionsgate,$27,017,351,3,407 l ocations,$7,930 average, $ 27,017,351,1 week. 2. Jackass Presents:Bad G randpa,Paramount, $ 20,010,303,3,345 locations, $ 5,982 average,$61,568,639,2 w eeks. 3. Last Vegas,CBS Films, $ 16,334,566,3,065 locations, $ 5,329 average,$16,334,566,1 w eek. Enders Game blasts off with $27M at box office

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Page 12B News-Sun Wednesday, November 6, 2013 www.newssun.com Whats Cooking Family FeaturesMaking the decision to eat better doesnt mean you have to stock your fridge exclusively with carrot sticks and lettuce leaves. There are plenty of healthy and delicious meal options that will have your taste buds cheering. Fill up your fridge How many times have you raided the fridge,only to eat the first thing you could find? Arrange your fridge so everything at eye level is packed with nutritional benefits. The top shelf is prime space for fresh fruits,berries, vegetable sticks,string cheese and hard boiled eggs. Keeping lean proteins on hand is another way to take proactive steps towards creating healthy meals. Lean proteins,like the protein found in soy, can help families feel fuller longer and can also help lower the chances of childhood obesity. Pick the perfect protein During dinnertime,entres featuring beef,pork or chicken are often the star of the plate. However,meat proteins can supply your recipes with unwanted saturated fats and cholesterol. Instead of asking your family to forego their favorite meat dishes,try swapping out meat proteins with meat alternatives, using soy protein. Soy is a high-quality vegetable protein that is easy to incorporate into your familys diet. It can support muscle strength and is an especially good choice for managing healthy weight for the entire family. MATCH(r) premium meat alternatives provide the taste,texture and nutrition meat lovers want,without the saturated fats and cholesterol. Look for great flavor matches like ground pork, Italian sausage,ground chicken,crab and ground beef at www.matchmeats.com. Find recipes for family favorites Quick,easy and delicious have to be a part of every familys meal on busy weekdays. Breakfast Burritos are sure to be a family favorite. Simply fill tortillas with MATCH Italian Sausage,eggs,cheese, salsa and fresh herbs for a hot,tasty start to your morning. Another sure crowd Beef Tacos Makes:6 to 8 tacos 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cups yellow onion,diced 2 tablespoons fresh garlic,chopped 1 pound MATCH(r) Ground Beef 4 tablespoons taco seasoning 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 cups canned black beans,drained and rinsed 1 jalapeno,diced with seeds 6 to 8 hard or soft taco shells Shredded lettuce,chopped tomatoes, sour cream,guacamole,cheese,taco sauc e or your other favorite toppings Add olive oil to saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saut for 2 to 3 minute s until clear but not brown. Add garlic. Saut for one minute. Add MATCH(r) ground beef and break apart with fork. Saut for 1 to 2 minutes. Add taco seasoning and cumin. Increase heat to medium/high and continue browning MATCH(r) ground beef until outside is crispy. Add black beans and reduce heat to medium. Add jalapeno. Serve with your favorite taco shells and your favorite toppings.Beef Sloppy Joes Makes:6 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 pound MATCH(r) Ground Beef 1 medium onion,chopped 2 cloves garlic,minced 1 cup zucchini,chopped 1 cup fresh mushrooms,sliced 3/4 cups green pepper,chopped 1 (16-ounce) can tomato sauce 1 teaspoon basil,dried 1 teaspoon thyme,dried Salt and pepper,to taste 8 buns Heat oil in large skillet. Saut MATCH ground beef,onion and garlic over mediumhigh heat until browned. Add zucchini, mushrooms and green pepper. Cover and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomato sauce,basil,thym e, salt and pepper. Simmer uncovered until most of the liquid has evaporated. Serve on toasted buns. Can freeze for future use. Italian Sausage Breakfast Burrito Makes:6 burritos 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 pound MATCH(r) Italian Sausage 4 eggs 1/2 cup green onion,chopped Salt and pepper,to taste 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro,chopped 1/2 cup cheddar cheese,shredded 6 to 10 flour tortillas 3/4 cup salsa Sour cream (optional) In non-stick skillet,heat canola oil. Saut MATCH Italian sausage and break up as you cook. Cook until golden. Add whipped eggs green onion,salt and pepper. Cook eggs through. Sprinkle with cilantro and cheddar cheese. Fill tortillas with egg mixture,spoo n salsa over filling and wrap. Serve with side of sour cream. pleaser is Beef Tacos. Just swap out traditional ground beef for MATCH Ground Beef and spoon your favorite taco ingredients into soft or hard shells. Homemade Beef Sloppy Joes are equally as easy to make. This recipe is a tasty way to get your whole family fed and out the door in time for evening activities. Once youve picked the perfect recipes and filled your fridge with lean proteins,like soy protein,eating well will become a healthy habit the whole family will love. Chefs Corner Tim Spain Tim Spain is System E xecutive Chef with Florida H ospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison H ealthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at timmiespain@iammorrison.c om/. After being in T allahassee for two m onths now,I am getting t o know what regional f avorites are in this area. S weet tea is still the king o f soft beverages and it s eems like every indep endent restaurant has s hrimp and grits on the m enu. Lauren and I had it a t Cypress and it was s erved with a tomatob ased sauce. I had shrimp a nd grits at Avenue on P ark and those were s auced with a mango barb ecue. I really like the flavors o f the shrimp paired with c reaminess of the grits. T op that with a little c heddar cheese and that s ounds like a good meal t o me. I think this is an easy d ish to prepare at home a nd impress some loved o nes. You could even get s ome blue corn meal and m ake grits out of that. N ext you could top it with y our pink shrimp and the c heddar cheese. Think of h ow those colors would l ook on your plate. Dont f orget to garnish the plate; I think a small amount of s callions cut on a bias w ould give your dish the r ight color combination. Another idea to conside r is what would you s erve this dish in or on? W hat I mean is you could s erve it on a plate or m aybe in a martini glass. B y putting it in the martin i glass you add height to y our presentation and a l ittle sophistication. I hope you enjoy maki ng some shrimp and grits a nd share them with your f amily and friends. C heers,Chef. Shrimp and Grits 2tsp. onions,green, s callion,bunch,fresh, s liced 24ounce southern style c heese grits 12ounce shrimp,16/20, P &D,tail on,raw,frozen 1/2tbsp. oil, o live/canola oil 25/75 b lend Preparation Method 1.Prepare recipe for s outhern style cheese g rits. 2. Defrost shrimp o vernight under refrigerat ion. Heat a saut pan o ver medium high heat a nd add the olive oil. Add t he shrimp and saut until o paque,about 2 minutes o n each side. To plate:Put 6 ounces o f the cheesy grits in the b ottom of a bowl and toss 3 ounces of shrimp with 2 o unces of barbecue sauce a nd place on top of grits. G arnish with scallions. Shrimp and grits