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The news-sun
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By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING When President John F. K ennedy was killed in Dallas 50 years ago t oday Nov. 22, 1963 it mean work a nd a lot of it for John Griffin. Griffin may now be best known as a S ebring city councilman and the owner of G riffins Carpet Mart Patio & Decorating s hop. But on that fateful day, he was a y oung man working as apprentice in the p rint department of the Fort Lauderdale N ews. I started as a printer and ended up being t he superintendent, Griffin said. 07 9099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: www.newssun.com NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, November 22-23, 2013 Volume 94/Number 140 | 50 cents www.newssun .com Classifieds A7 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA4 Healthy LivingB4 Movie ReviewB9 Puzzles B9 Religion B6 Index Partly sunny High 83 Low 64Details, A10 WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 8 Shootout in Sebring leaves 2 U.S. Marshals wounded LIVING, B10 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Members of the city council and Sebrings Community Redevelopment Agency met Tuesday for a daylong visioning session. Working with a team from University of Central Floridas Florida Institute of Government, the elected and appointed officials created a list of priority issues to address in the next five to 10 years. Three major areas of agreement emerged: Revitalizing downtown neighborhoods by providing housSebrings leaders try to map future Barry Foster/News-Sun John Griffin has several of the newspapers he helped produce in South Florida on Nov. 22, 1963, the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Kennedy assassination inked in Griffins memory See GRIFFIN, A5 See VISIONING, A6 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Sebring City Council President Andrew Fells expressed his extreme distaste over the citys water tank maintenance mishaps during Tuesday evenings regular City Council meeting. The mismanagement and authority issue over contract scheduling had gone unnoticed for the past three to four years until late last week. Fells spoke to the public and the council regarding the issue after Assistant Utilities Director Bob Boggus made a recommendation to council to reject all the bids that had been collected for water tank maintenance. Id like to hire an independent company to inspect and analyze the tanks. My recommendation would be to reject all the bids, Council disturbed over water tower lapse City paid for work that was never done See WATER, A5Clean sweepLake Placid girls and boys both beat Avon Park in doubleheader SPORTS, B1You drew the mapDCF leader lauds county for child advocacy efforts PAGEA3 Katara Simmons/News-S un The City of Sebring paid to have the inside of the water tank on Park Street painted, but the work was never done, it was revealed at a city council meeting on Tuesday. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Two U.S. Marshals Special Deputy Task Force officers were wounded in a Wednesday morning shootout at a house on Cleveland Road in Sebring. One marshal, identified as Det. Paul Pearson, 33, an 11-year-veteran of the St. Lucie Sheriffs Department and a member of the Special Task Force, was hit in the shoulder while the second U.S. Marshal, who has not been identified, sustained a bullet injury to his right hand. Pearson was discharged from Florida Hospital Wednesday, while the second was kept in the hospital for surgery on his hand. The shooting took place at around 6 a.m. when the task force was serving an arrest warrant at Samantha Gholar/News Sun Police tape surrounds this home at 2426 Cleveland Road in Sebring where Wednesdays early morning shootout left two U.S. Marshals injured and a gaping hole in the front door. Neither marshal suffered life-threatening injuries and nobody in the home was injured when law enforcement returned fire. Katara Simmons/News-Sun T he Highlands County Sheriffs Office, with assistance from multiple agencies, investigates a crime scene Wednesday morning where two U.S. Marshals were shot while executing arrest warrants at 2426 Cleveland Road in Sebring. Sixth person arrested Thursday in drug sweep One hit in shoulder, other in hand See SHOOTOUT, A5

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By JAMIE WILLIAMS News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK On Wednesday, the Avon Park Noon Rotary Club, in conjunction with Winn-Dixie and Hendricks Grocery in Avon Park, provided 60 families in Avon Park for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Rotary recognized Bill Jarrett, who agreed to put the groceries purchased from Winn-Dixie on his personal account. That and the food that was donated by WinnDixie allowed for more food to be put in each bag than what was originally planned. The only thing that was missing from the food bags was the turkey. That was taken care of by Hendricks Grocery and Meats in Avon Park. Each bag contained a $15 gift certificate, provided by Hendricks, to purchase a turkey at the store. Members of the Rotary showed up early on Wednesday to put the bags together and get them ready for distribution. Noting that a great deal of people think it is hard to put something like this together, colleagues distinguished the generosity of the Rotary membership and Jarrett in making the process easy. All they had to do was place the order on a piece a paper and Winn-Dixie put the order together for them. Of the 60 meals, 40 were slotted for the residents at the Housing Authority in Avon Park (HAAP). Names of the recipients were provided by Rotary member Larry Shoeman of the HAAP, who organized them in order of the greatest need. We identify the neediest by our rent roll, Shoeman said. The ones that pay the least amount of rent, because they pay 30 percent of their adjusted income, so that is our first plateau. We then looked at their at their occupancy history, continued Shoeman. Are they good tenants, do they do community service, do they comply with their lease, so we verify they are a good tenant. We then verify the auspices and living conditions to substantiate that they are indeed desperate and then they go on our list. There are currently 284 families that reside at the HAAP. For the ones that cannot be delivered to the homes at the (HAAP), Shoeman established at a pick-up point at transitional housing office. The other 20 meals were delivered to people that were identified by the Church Service Center in Avon Park as in being in need. Members of the Rotary loaded the meals in their cars and went out for delivery. Similar to the HAAP, those meals that could not be delivered would be taken to the Church Service Center for pick-up. The Church Service Center works in combination Landmark Hotel, which is an overnight shelter arrangement, Shoeman said. Other people that they know are participating on Meals on Wheels that are very limited on their income and have a need, so that list comes from them. Shoeman said that with so many in need and limited resources, they try not give to the same family every year. We have the list from last year and unless there is something so desperate that there is a need for a reoccurrence, we try to give to another family. Union Church holds a major dinner for those in need and did not receive a holiday meal package. Page A2 News-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 Nov. 19 1415294963MB: 2x3Next jackpot $181 millionNov. 15 2544495463MB: 8x4 Nov. 13 2030324271MB: 15x5 Nov. 20 232432444950x:4Next jackpot $34 millionNov. 19 81922293238x:4 Nov. 13 51214284550x:2 Nov. 20 813263032 Nov. 19 1216172633 Nov. 18 112162529 Nov. 17 28162835 Nov. 20 (n) 8648 Nov. 20 (d) 4625 Nov. 19 (n) 2943 Nov. 19 (d) 3008 Nov. 20 (n) 336 Nov. 20 (d) 294 Nov. 19 (n) 042 Nov. 19 (d) 796 Nov. 19 113233384 Nov. 15 8920434 Nov. 13 31219275 Nov. 8 57112218 Nov. 20 418233245 PB: 7Next jackpot $50 millionNov. 16 1029374459 PB: 10 Nov. 13 531505556 PB: 9 Lottery Center Jamie Williams/News-Sun Larry Shoeman of the Housing Authority of Avon Park heads back into the Rotary Club to bring out more Thanksgiving dinner packages while other members load them up into their vehicles for distribution around Avon Park. Jamie Williams/News-Sun Ebony Louis, Natalie Simons and Cameron Barnard, employees of the Housing Authority of Avon Park, ensure all items are present in the Thanksgiving dinner packages before pickup. Barnard is holding the $15 gift certificate to purchase a turkey at Hendricks Grocery. AP Noon Rotary delivers Thanksgiving meals Sebring Library plans holiday eventSEBRING The Sebring Public Library, 319 W. Center Ave., will have a holiday event for children, with refreshments, at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Children's Library manager, Debra Frisco, will host Barbara Beswick reading her newly released book from Mirror Publishing, Dippy Ducks Adventures. The childrens area will be decorated for the holiday and children will listen to the mishap adventures of Dippy, a boy and his dog, read to them by Beswick, who also illustrated the book. Beswick is a retired art teacher from the Broward School District and will sign her books for interested parents. The children are invited to stay on in the library and view a family movie at 2 p.m. For more information call Frisco at 4026716.Highlands County Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee meetsSEBRING The Highlands County Board of County Commission is seeking applications for an alternate membership vacancy on the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee (RPAC). This committee advises the county commission and its staff on issues pertaining to the creation of a balanced county-wide recreation program and integrated recreation facilities inventory, guided by the respective Recreation and Open Space Elements of Avon Park, Sebring, Lake Placid and Highlands County Comprehensive Plans. RPAC meets the third Thursday of each month and volunteers serve fouryear terms. Interested persons may submit an application on the county website at www.hcbcc.net, or by contacting the Parks & Natural Resources Department at 402-6812. SHS Project Graduation plans drawingSEBRING Sebring High School Project Graduation 2014 and All Star Gun & Pawn will present a drawing for a Mossberg 935 Magnum 1 2 gauge, along with a box o f ammo as a fundraiser for this years Project Graduation. The winner must be eligible by lawn to win/receive. The gun and its accessories will be on display until the drawing at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at All Star Gun & Pawn, 2520 U.S. 27 North. Tickets are $20 each, or buy five and get one free. Tickets can be purchased at All Star Gun and Pawn or from one of the SHS Project Graduation 2014 parents. Community Briefs Continued on A6 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Eric S tevens has accepted the p osition of CEO for F lorida Hospital H eartland Medical Center e ffective Jan. 2. Stevens w ill assume leadership r esponsibility for the t hree hospitals in the g roup: Florida Hospital H eartland Medical C enter, Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center L ake Placid, and Florida H ospital Wauchula. Stevens currently s erves as vice president o f operations at Florida H ospital Orlando, the f lagship of Adventist H ealth System. In this r ole, he has provided e xecutive leadership for m any procedural areas of t he hospital as well as c ore operational funct ions. In addition, he has responsibility for the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute and TransLife O rgan Procurement O rganization. I am pleased to see E ric advance into this s enior executive posit ion, said Donald L. J ernigan, President/CEO, A dventist Health System. He brings not only a w ealth of operational e xperience, but also a c linical background that w ill help enhance and g row medical services to t he communities in the H eartland Division. Prior to his current r ole, Stevens served as a ssistant a dministrator/COO for F lorida Hospital Winter P ark Memorial from 2 006-2008 and was vice p resident of operations f or Florida Hospital F lagler from 2003-2006. H e has 30 years of health c are experience and has a lso held leadership posit ions at Adventist Health i n Portland, Oregon and L oma Linda University in C alifornia. Stevens graduated from P acific Union College in 1 985 with a bachelors d egree in nursing and h olds a graduate degree i n health care administrat ion from St. Francis U niversity. I have always been c alled to serve and cont ribute in areas that d irectly impact patient c are, said Stevens. I h ave been so impressed w ith the medical staff, e mployees, and commun ity members that I have m et at Florida Hospital H eartland and I am excite d to be part of a team t hat touches and makes t he difference in the lives o f others. Stevens is replacing W arren Santander who h as filled in for the past t wo months as interim C EO while a search was u nderway to replace prev ious CEO Tim Cook. S antander will now happ ily re-enter retirement w hile Cook is currently s erving as CEO at Florida H ospital DeLand. Stevens and his wife, D arlene, are looking forw ard to the opportunities t his transition holds as w ell as becoming active m embers in the commun ity. Stevens named CEO for FHHD Stevens This weeks question:Do you think there is a war on Christmas in the United States? Yes 75.8% No 24.2% Total votes: 190 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK Alocal man is facing charges of sexual assault on the child he was reportedly raising as family. Roy Sequra Aleman, 38, has been charged with sexual assault and with lewd and lascivious behavior, both on a victim younger than 12 by a person 18 years or older. His address was redacted from arrest reports, as he stated to deputies that he took care of the 12-year-old girl as his own child. However, Highlands County Sheriffs Office staff said Thursday that Aleman, a Bartow-born truck driver, is connected to both Avon Park and Wauchula. He is being held in the Highlands County Jail without bond for incidents that occurred in Highlands County sometime between Jan. 1, 2009, and April 16, 2013, arrest reports said. The Sheriffs Office first received word of the incidents on April 16. Deputies spoke with the victim on April 22, then spoke with Aleman on April 24, reports indicated. Although the victims statement was redacted, probable cause statements said Aleman allegedly touched the girl and forced oral sex on her when she was between 8 or 9 years old and when Aleman was 33. Arrest reports said Aleman was crying while answering deputiesquestions, saying, Nothing... I never touched her... I miss her, I dont know where she got that from. Reports said deputies met with Aleman again on May 7 in Avon Park, where he denied anything happening between himself and the victim. Man faces sexual assault charge on child in his care

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Nov. 7, t he Heartland Food Bank r eceived a semi-truck from W algreens filled to capacity w ith 26 pallets, each pallet l oaded seven feet high. The s ealed boxes were not l abeled as to their contents a nd it became worrisome as t o how the mountain of b oxes would be separated i nto two groups food produ cts and non-food products. Volunteer Judy Jordon had a solution. Her son is a r etired U.S. Army veteran, a nd she thought perhaps his g roup could give a hand. A p hone call was made to M atthew Jordon and after t alking to warehouse coordin ator Juan Osorio, a plan to t ake care of everything was i n place. On Nov. 13, the American L egion Riders Chapter from P ost 74 in Sebring rode into t he warehouse parking lot at a round 9:30 a.m. and by 1 p .m., the mountain of boxes h ad been opened, sorted and d ivided into two divisions. Mary Foy, director, said, These wonderful men and w omen have served their c ountry honorably in count ries all over the world and n ow they are serving their n eighbors in Highlands C ounty. Thank you to these m ilitary men and women w ho continue to serve and protect our freedoms, and to their family members who also served in a different capacity. She offered a thanks to John Welling, Fred Edwards, Jared Schechter, Molly George, Billy Martin, Jazzmine George, Matthew Jordon, Tena Jordon, Danny Jordon, Elizabeth Jordon and Judy Jordon. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 Page A3 CHICANES; 9.347"; 6"; Black plus three; process, 11/20,22,24; 0 0 0 3 3 6 5 1 Cardiology Associates 3x5 color 00033945 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Youre not o nly on the map, you drew the m ap, said Florida Department of C hildren and Families Interim S ecretary Esther Jacobo Tuesday a fternoon during the first ever DCF T own Hall Meeting in Highlands C ounty. Jacobo stopped into the H eartland for a three-hour discuss ion with local welfare officials, l aw enforcement, child advocacy o rganizations, doctors, nurses, pare nts and more to bring out the conc erns of the local community. J acobo praised Highlands County r esidents for their continued effort t o make the area a safer, healthier p lace for youth and families. Im truly blown away. Ive n ever seen this level of cooperation a nywhere else in the state. The way t he CPIs (child protective investig ators) work with law enforcement a nd things, it is just amazing, J acobo said. Sheriff Susan Benton, State R epresentative Dr. Cary Pigman, C hampion for Children Board m ember Nancy Hensley were at the m eeting. Along with Jacobo, DCF R egional Director William DAiuto s poke to the crowded room at S outh Florida State College T uesday afternoon. DAiuto r evealed a number of statistics that p aint a portrait of where Highlands C ounty stands relative to surroundi ng counties in matters of welfare a nd services in the 12-county dist rict. As of 2013, Highlands County r esidents receiving Supplemental N utrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, has topped 20,000 this year. Falling in line with population numbers, the countys enrollment is far less than Osceolas 73,684 recipients, but much more than neighboring Hardees 7,038. Highlands County investigates, on average, 100 child protective cases monthly while Hardee investigates only 27. DCF investigates 3,200 child protective cases in the 12-county district monthly. Other issues, such as elderly exploitation, child neglect and substance misuse, were discussed by DAiuto. Highlands County may have a large number of neglected and needy families, children and elderly but the community was praised for being a leader in one area by both DAiuto and Jacobo. This is the largest region. We service nearly 1 million people in the 12-county region. Everything from public assistance, child assistance, Medicaid, SNAP. But this region is leading the state in the opening of new foster homes for needy children, Jacobo said. Jacobo commended the hard work of the law enforcement agencies, investigators and child advocates in Highlands County. Through their efforts, foster children have found loving and safe homes ,though the work is hardly done there are currently more than 60 foster children in the county that need homes. DCF will be implementing one of many changes when the new year approaches that could help older foster kids. Foster youth will have the option, starting Jan. 1, to stay in foster care after the age of 18. They can opt into the program if theyd like for a few more years, Jacobo said. Florida and the child welfare system have been very willing to be innovative. It is important to seek national input on services and polices, but if we isolate ourselves from the entire welfare system I think that would be a mistake. I see us (Florida) as a leader but its important to stay interacting with surrounding states and counties within the state, Jacobo said. Jacobo talked briefly about plans for DCFs budget next year. I will be asking for more resources for child welfare. Im going to be requesting a substanti al amount increase for officers, inve stigators and anyone who works in child welfare, said Jacobo. Guests continued questions throughout the meeting. Some dis cussion turned personal regarding the welfare of grandchildren, drug misuse by pregnant patients, elderly neglect and more. Jacobo assured the guests that local investigators and DCF employees would stay on top of each of the situations and asked th e attendees to never hesitate to contact DCF for further assistance when things are not getting done. You guys really are doing such a great job here in the county. Thats why Ive never been here and why youve never seen me. Im from Miami so they see me a ll the time, but you dont see so many high-level people here because youre doing great, Jacobo said. DCF Secretary impressed with countys efforts Jacobo: Youre not only on the map, you drew the map for child advocacy Samantha Gholar/News Sun Florida Department of Children and Families Interim Secretary Esther Jacobo (left) and Regional Director Bill DAiuto speak to a crowded room of dignitaries, concerned parents and local advocates during the first ever DCF Town Hall Meeting Tuesday afternoon at South Florida State College. Samantha Gholar/News Sun Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton speaks to Florida Department of Children and Families Interim Secretary Esther Jacobo regarding the issue of truancy in the public schools during Tuesdays town hall meeting at South Florida State College. Veterans ride to rescue of Heartland Food Bank Courtesy photo T he American Legion Riders Chapter from Post 74 in Sebring helped sort pallets of boxes f or the Heartland Food Bank in time for the upcoming holiday season. The pallets were received from Walgreens. Esther Jacobo interim DCF secretaryYou guys really are doing such a great job here in the county. Thats why Ive never been here and why youve never seen me. Im from Miami so they see me all the time, but you dont see so many high-level people here because youre doing great. rf

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ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor daniel.hoehne@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONlegals@newssun.com NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor publisher@newssun.com VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSmcollins@newssun.com ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 www.newssun.com First, teacher evaluation s ystems that are taking hold j ust about everywhere, and, s econd, the Common Core l earning standards that have b een adopted by all but a f ew states and are supposed t o move the schools toward a m ore challenging, writingi ntensive curriculum. Both reforms or at least t he principles behind them got a welcome boost from r eading and math scores r eleased recently by the fede ral government. Although t he nation as a whole still h as a long way to go to m atch high-performing school systems abroad, states that have toughened their teacher evaluations and standards have shown positive results. Two examples are the District of Columbia and Tennessee, among the first to install more ambitious standards and teacher evaluations. Tennessee jumped from 46th in the country in fourth-grade math two years ago to 37th, and from 41st in the nation to 34th in eighthgrade reading. The District of Columbia, though still performing below the national average, has also shown progress. The scores of its students improved significantly in both math and English. Moreover, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the eight states that managed to get the Common Core standards in place in time for the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress exams this year showed improvement from 2009 scores in either reading or math. Nationwide, the story is less encouraging. For example, on this year's assessment, fourth graders and eighth graders, on average, showed only slight gains from two years ago in math and reading scores. Even worse, the results show that less than half of the nation's students are performing at a proficient level in either math or reading as judged by the federal rating system, indicating that the country is not moving swiftly enough toward its goal of preparing students for work in a global economy. Equally worrisome is the continuing gap between low-income and more-affluent students. But the progress seen elsewhere like Tennessee and the District of Columbia shows that improvement is possible if the states strengthen their resolve and apply solutions that have been shown to work. An editorial from the New York Times. New education standards can show results T he country is engaged in a fierce debate about two educational reforms that bear directly on the f uture of its schoolchildren. We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next. The 1929 Wall Street crash would not be fully felt for a few years, thereby carrying much of the roaring twenties into the next decade. The deprivation of the Great Depression lingered well into the 1940s as America was forced to gear up for and win World War II. And because that war put everything else on hold for most Americans, the forties didnt really end for many people until Elvis Presley introduced Rock-and-Roll to a publicly reserved generation in the mid-1950s. Similarly, even though it has been described in so many ways a national tragedy, the end of the age of innocence, the death of Camelot I have always thought of Nov. 22, 1963, as the end of the 1950s. All one has to do is watch the first two seasons of the historically accurate AMC program Mad Men to see that even in cuttingedge New York City, the period from 1960 to 1963 was still solidly grounded in the 1950s. The World War II generation was in charge, men still wore hats with their suits, and even though the civil rights battles that began in the 1950s were still boiling across the south at the time of JFKs death, the legislation that would attempt to deal with those problems was yet to come. And The Beatles were still three months away from their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, thereby replacing the American doo-wop groups that had dominated the music of the fifties. I was a 15-year-old sophomore at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Nov. 22, 1963. Like most Americans alive at the time, I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. I was walking down the hall between classes when someone said, Hey, Kennedy got shot! I recall it so clearly because of where my mind went at that moment. Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) was a required course for all boys in our high school, and I shared that class with a kid named Kennedy. My first thought was that he had somehow been shot with one of the World War II surplus M1 Garand rifles we were regularly required to disassemble and reassemble in ROTC class. In the last 50 years, I have often thoug ht about the thought process that led me to that inference, and I have concluded that, like so many other Americans, I simply could not wrap my young mind around th e truth. Once I realized what had actually happened, I immediately thought of my dad, who was an edit or at the Council Bluffs Nonpareil. Curious about the days events, and how it would be handled by a local daily newspaper, after school that day I walked the four blocks to the building where he worked. Understandably, it was a madhouse. The smoke-filled newsroom was teeming with young male reporters in white shirts, dark, loosened ties and rolled up sleeves, scurrying around my dads desk. It was at that moment that I realiz ed what he really did for a living. I had grown up watching him cover news events, first as a reporter and later as an editor, but for me it had all been an abstract exercise prior to that moment. And even though my own lifes wo rk would not exactly parallel his, the similarities, in journalism and in politics, are such that, looking back, I now realize it was then that I knew I wanted to be a writer. Camelot was a myth created by Jackie and by an adoring national media. Had John F. Kennedy not been frozen in time by an assassins bullet in Dallas that day, he probably would not be remembered with anywhere near the adulation with which we view him today. But for those of us old enough to remember when we first heard the news, it was the day the carefree simplicity of the s ended and the complicated turmoil of the s began. Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. His weekly columns are syndicated by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email him at dpatton@cagle.com and/or to follow him on Twitter at @Doug_Patton/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessrily those of the News-Sun staff. The s ended on Nov. 22, 1963 Guest Column Doug Patton Memories of JFK E ditor: Nov. 22, 1963, golden autumn sun b eginning to set. My kindergarten class r eady for dismissal. The speaker came o n. Children quiet. The President has b een shot. He is dead. Opening my door, every door in the h all, a teacher was standing shocked b y the news. My husband and I had asked our b abysitter to stay with our children so w e could go to the enclosed mall in H untington, Long Island to Christmas s hop. We left right after school. At the m all there was no Christmas music. W ithin the few hours every store has t ransformed a window with a picture of J FK and a solemn remembrance of our p resident. There was little activity. We l eft. We were glued to the TVthe next t hree days (only visual at that time). We saw the riderless horse, the little b oy salute the flag-draped coffin of his f ather as it passed by, his mom and sist er nearby. One thousand days prior, m y husband, our 7-year-old daughter a nd I had attended the inauguration of J FK. My brother away from his DC a partment offered it to us if we wanted t o attend the inauguration. Great exper ience for our daughter. Within a few d ays we flew from New York to D.C. N ext day we walked the sights. Some T Vcable working hard for the next d ay. At the Capital, we roamed around i t. It began to snow (January ) cold, w et. By 7 we were stranded in a white C astle public transportation shut d own. We flagged a New York car who g raciously took us to our apartment. N ext day bright and sunny we waded t hrough some snow but not a flake on C onstitution Ave. amazing. We were a ble to walk along the street by the m otorcycles. Saw the president, First L ady. Walking up to Capital found a sport n ot 500 feet from the activities. We h eard Robert Frost poem, the smoke f rom the heater. Watched and heard J FK take his oath, hear his new famous w ords Ask not .... Soon it was over. W e had no reservations, no tickets, no s ecurity checks, just one of the crowd a nd we had watched history. Now back t o New York recalling our wonderful t ime. Now as I sit here alone 50 years l ater lovely memories of the past, but sad to recall the day our nation mourned a president as if a member of our family. Jane M. McDonough Avon ParkDoes it really ruin the day?Editor: Who are these people? Atheists, agnostics, non-believers, and anyone else that fits that profile. Its that time of year again where the aforementioned group comes out in force to rant and rave about their rights and sensibilities because of a Christmas tree or nativity scene on someones front lawn. The ACLU ramps up its legal force of 25 year olds fresh from law school who only see things in black and white (with no gray area, which by the way they will see when they are about 50 or 60 years old) ready to do battle with some group that wants to celebrate the season in the way it has been celebrates for thousands of years. It amazes me, and for the life of me cannot understand what their problem is. I dont like Sci-fi films or horror films, but I dont stand in front of the mall movie theater and demand they not be shown. I simply dont go it. What is it to you if someone says Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays? Does it really ruin your day? No one is demanding that you go to church. No one is making you believe anything you dont want to. So, what is your hang up about people that do want to enjoy the season? Stand-up comedians started all this politically correct crap back in the s and s so that now it is part of our lives and it has effected everything we do. Again, I simply dont understand why someone who hates the trappings of a religious nature so much that it requires them to protest in such a way to bring attention to themselves. If you dont like it, ignore it and leave the rest of the people alone. It shouldnt be any skin off your nose. Besides, if you dont protest the ACLUs can relax and they wont have to work during the holidays. Merry Christmas everyone. Hal Graves Sebring BouquetsThank you for Little ShopEditor: If you have not attended Little Shop of Horrors presented by Highlands Little Theatre you still might have time. Last performance is Nov. 24, so dont delay getting tickets. I was there this past Sunday and the production is beyond wonderful. The deliverence, the enunciation, the expressions and body language, the synchronization and harmony of the chorus line all amazing. Anthony Toler (Seymour) makes you forget you are anywhere but right there in the florist shop experiencing every moment and situation with him. His emotional moments and singing parts are phenomenal. Melanie Boulay (Audrey) has every emotion and singing part spot on perfection. Every one of the supporting characters is nothing short of pure professionalism in their parts. If I had to choose one word to fill my 400-word maximum for this letter it would be sensational, sensational, sensational ... Thank you to all the cast for an afternoon escape from reality and an experience I am still raving about. Bette Chapel SebringThanks to the golfersEditor: Asincere thank you to all who golfed our sixth annual Doc Decker Memorial Golf Tournament. We appreciate the support and generosity from the community. We would also like to thank the prize contributors for there generous support. Im sure Doc would have been very proud to see such kindness and support in his honor. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church and Addie Decker LETTERSTOTHEEDITORMake 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. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com.

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2 426 Cleveland Road. Task f orce members reportedly k nocked on the door and a nnounced themselves twice b efore trying to break t hrough the door. Thats w hen shots were fired t hrough the door from inside t he home. Law enforcement returned f ire through the door, but n obody in the home was i njured. The Task Force successf ully arrested five of the six s uspects Wednesday, two of w hich were in the home at C leveland Road. Robin Jean G uillaume, 29; Alex G uerrier, 29; Alphonsia J oycelyn Maxime, 23; C leophas A. Brown, 43; and G ipson LaPointe, 27, all f rom Avon Park, were taken i nto custody Wednesday. It w as not revealed which of t he two were in the home w here the shootout took p lace. Asixth suspect, Nikkie S harday Bennett, 27, was a rrested without incident T hursday in the Sun N Lake o f Sebring Improvement D istrict. The suspects face federal c harges of conspiracy to poss ess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and p ossession with intent to dist ribute a controlled subs tance. Susan Sheriff Benton led a s hort press conference W ednesday mid-morning e xplaining the series of e vents. Benton was accomp anied by St. Lucie Sheriff K en Mascara, ATF Agent J im Burroughs and U.S. M arshal Service Chief Frank C hiumento during the press c onference. We are very fortunate t hat the U.S. Marshals (who w ere) shot did not sustain a ny life-threatening i njuries, Chiumento said. All of the individuals we go a fter are violent felons. Theres no doubt in my mind, from what Ive been briefed on and my involvement with this since Ive been here, that they knew who we were and decided to shoot out at us. Chiumento stated that incidents like the one Wednesday are not a rare occurrence in the field. Unfortunately, in the day we live in, we have more and more of these violent felons and they dont want to go back to jail. Our task force has had many of these incidents. Weve lost some law enforcement officers in the execution of arrest warrants. Benton said that the investigation and operation have been an ongoing process but would not speak on the amount of time the Task Force had been on the case. The Highlands County Sheriffs Office has been working with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration through our local Task Force operation to identify high-level narcotics drug trafficking rings. These suspects that were here to talk about today have been supplying a large portion of drugs to our Central Florida area, Benton said, adding that the suspects were trafficking in large amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine. The drug operation was centered in Highlands County and is reported to have been operating throughout much of Central Florida. The suspects were transported directly to the federal court house or detention center in Fort Pierce. They will not be housed in the Highlands County jail, said Benton. Benton commended local first responders and law enforcement agency (Sebring Police Department, HCSO, etc.) for being the first to arrive on the scene. The U.S. Marshals were treated by local EMS workers before and during transport to Florida Hospital. Our ambulance guys and gals were right there with us from the beginning this morning. The emergency room staff at Florida Hospital was extremely, extremely efficient and very patient with all the law enforcement presence in the emergency room, so Id like to make sure I personally thank those folks, Benton said. night shift the day President Kennedy was killed. He first had heard the news at home on the television. I went into work early because I knew it was going to be a zoo down there, he said. At the time, there were two papers the afternoon paper, The Fort Lauderdale News, and the Pompano Beach Sun-Sentinel, which was the morning paper. The multiple editions included four morning versions and another five issued during the afternoon and evening hours. The edition with the headline THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD is what we called our -Staredition, Griffin said. That was the final edition that went out on the street. There were other editions as well, such as the home edition, which hit front doors throughout south Florida around noon. All of them were very affordable, retailing for just a nickel apiece. We kept changing the front pages of each section with each edition, Griffin remembered. He said at that time, the paper had a roomful of wire machines with a myriad of news services, including United Press International, Associated Press, Reuters and others. All were putting out a steady stream of urgent, bulletin and flash reports. It was all different then. They would take the stories, run them up to the composing room and give it to the guy who was running the Linotype machine. He would type them up. The printer would take the columns and put them on the page. Those then would be cast onto plates which would be sent down to the pressroom, where they would put it on the presses and printed. It was quite a production, he said. Griffin said the editorial department was abuzz with reporters trying to keep up with the story. We kept changing, every thing kept changing. You would make up a front page and an editor would come i n and say Hold it! We have new information!Then we d have to pull it apart and put in a new headline. Then the same thing would happen again, he said. Griffin said the historic papers have drawn quite a b it of interest. I have had them at work for the past few days and a lot of people have wanted to look at them, he said. One thing is that the papers were a lot bigger size-wise than they are today. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 Page A5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main A rhr top of ad stack ; 0 0 0 3 3 4 3 8 VILLAGE INN/DOW SHERWOOD CORP.; 9.347"; 6"; Black plus three; process, main A; 0 0 0 3 3 6 0 2 Continued from A1 Boggus said. Acontract between the previous company and the city expired after 10 years in 2008. Originally this contract was approved in October of 1999, Fells said. The contract had been continued after it ended from 2010 until 2013 with no approval from council. Weve had no maintenance on these tanks in 13 months. Afrustrated Fells stated that he was disappointed in the mismanagement of the tanks and the entire issue. The representative from the utilities service company came down Monday. He basically said we didnt paint the inside of the Park Street tank, which was due in 2012. Why did we not know that that maintenance was not performed when we paid for it? I dont know. The mismanagement on the part of the utility director on this issue is absurd. And unfortunately right now we dont know what if any additional costs were looking at. Itd be hard to split hairs on this, this has cost the taxpayers. This should have been taken care of when the contract was about to expire, not continuing a contract that he had no authority to continue. None. I want to express my distaste for his lack of management and professionalism with this department. Fells went on to praise Boggus for catching the issue and said that the work that was paid for two years ago will be performed within the week. Both tanks were supposed to be painted, Boggus said. Veterans Beach internal and Park Street external. The company representative assured us that the city paid for it, its due to us, and they will tak e care of it. Boggusrecommendation to hire an independent anal ysis and inspection was unan imously approved by all fiv e members of the council. I agree with Mr. Boggu s to hire an independent firm It appears we would need that at the front and the bac k after all this. Weve been trusting that things would b e getting done. I had no idea. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Councilman John Clark sai d. Boggus assured the coun cil that the service company would complete the work soon without any further issues. Utilities Director Marty Roepstorff, who is schedule d to retire Dec. 31, was not present during Tuesday nights meeting. Neither Roepstorff or Boggus could be reached for comment before press time. Continued from A1 Continued from A1 Water tower maintenance has lapsed, Sebring council learns Griffin recalls working for newspaper on day Kennedy died Samantha Gholar/News Sun Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies flood Cleveland Road in Sebring W ednesday morning following a shootout at a felony drug ring suspects home. Two U.S. Special Deputy Task Force Officers were injured during their attempt to serve felony arrest warrants to the two suspects. Shootout leaves two U.S. Marshals wounded Bennett Brown Guerrier Guillaume LaPointe Frank Chiumento U.S. Marshals Service chiefThey knew who we were and decided to shoot it out with us. KEYLARGO (AP) D eputies in the Florida Keys w ill destroy eleven pounds of m arijuana mistakenly shipped t o a rental home owned by a K ey Largo couple. The Monroe County S heriffs Office did not ident ify the couple who called t hem on Wednesday after f inding the drugs inside two l ocked suitcases. The couple told authorities a box was shipped to a vacat ion rental home they own in L ouisiana in July, so they t old their housekeeper to r eturn it. But the package w ound up again at the home. When the couple visited t he rental home, they opened t he box and found two locked b lue suitcases inside full of s ealed bags of marijuana. Marijuana mistakenly sent to couples home

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Sale to benefit Relay for Life LAKE PLACID Team L ykes will hold a garage sale f rom 8 a.m. to noon S aturday at 7 Lykes Road. N o early birds. Wide selection of items f or sale including German c ollectibles, clothes, shoes, g lassware, furniture, linens, l amps, cabinets, organ, cryst al, kitchen appliances and m ore. All proceeds benefit Relay f or Life of Lake Placid. The 2 014 Relay for Life event w ill be held on April 4-5, 2 014 at the Lake Placid High S chool football field. For m ore information, visit w ww.relayforlife.org/lakep lacidfl. A rc Resale Store will hold Early Black Friday Sale AVON PARK Ridge A rea Arc is making holiday s hopping less stressful by h olding an Early Black F riday sale today. E verything in the store will b e 50 percent off. The Arc Resale Store, 899 W Main St., will be open f rom 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All p roceeds from sales at the R esale Store benefit Arcs p rograms and services prov ided to individuals with i ntellectual and development al disabilities. More information is availa ble at www.ridgeareaarc.org o r by calling Rhonda B eckman at 452-1295, ext. 1 12, or e-mail r beckman@ridgeareaarc.org. Dance Club hosts Gary and Shirley SEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance C lub will host the music of t he talented duo Gary and S hirley from 7-9:30 p.m. t onight, Nov. 22 at the H ighlands Social Center, 3 400 Sebring Parkway. D ance to the sounds of the 50s, s and s. Snacks and sandwiches w ill be available. Admission i s $5 for members, $7 for n on-members. Dress is smart c asual. Everyone is invited, i ncluding singles. Call 3860 855. Enter now for LP Christmas Parade LAKE PLACID Entry f orms are now being accepte d for Lake Placids C hristmas Parade. The theme f or the Dec. 14 parade is Most Interesting C hristmas. There is no entry fee for t his year. However, there w ill be a $25 fee on those a pplications received after 2 p .m. today with no except ions. Donations will be a ccepted to defer the operati ng costs. Deadline to enter is today. F or more information, visit t he Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce office at 18 N. Oak Ave.Music Under the Oaks this weekendSEBRING Country, bluegrass, blues and gospel will be played atUnder The Oaks Opry at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday,hosted by G.W. Saunders. This is an inside family venue. No alcohol will be served. Under the Oaks Opry is at 3501 Beck Ave. Call 2530771 or likeUnder The Oaks Opry on Facebook.Ballroom Dancers will host dinner danceLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will host a Red & White Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Elks Hall in Lake Placid, starting at 5 p.m. with a social hour, dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. and dancing until 9 p.m. Music by Chrissy. Tickets are $10per personfor LPBD members, and $12 per person, nonmembers. The public is invited. To purchase tickets, call Sandy Allen at 465-6547 orSusie Lee at 699-0886. Legion hosts Christmas Musical SpectacularLAKE PLACID American Legion Placid Post 25, 1490 US 27 North, will host a Christmas Musical Spectacular on Friday, Dec. 13 with Kali Spurlock and Friends, featuring Nashville recording artist Kali Spurlock with Frank E, Buddy Canova, Cammie Lester, the Red Neck Joe Band and the Commotion band. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show is from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and are on sale now at American Legion Post 25. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets early. The kitchen will be serving fish, shrimp or chicken dinners from 4:30-6:30 pm. Come early for dinner and get a good seat for the show. For information call 4413065.SFSC Community Education offers Pre-SAT ClassAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges Community Education Department is offering a PreSATPrep Class. The morning session covers math topics, and the afternoon session will cover language arts. Both sessions will cover test taking tips. A breakout session will be held noon to 1 p.m., with lunch on your own. The class is offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Highlands Campus, in Building T, Room 05. The cost is $39 and the course number (CRN) is 11368. The class does not include the book. The book to purchase for this class is The Official SATStudy Guide 2nd Edition, College Board [Paperback], ISBN-13:9780-87447-852-5. Register for classes in Building B, at the Highlands Campus in Avon Park, or at any SFSC Campus or center. For more information, email CommunityEducation@south florida.edu or call 784-7388. Sweet Adelines prepare for fashion showLAKE PLACID Heart of Highland, Sweet Adelines, Show Chorus presents Adelines Fashions On Parade, a fashion show and luncheon. The event will be at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge, 200 County Road 621 East on Saturday. Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. Tickets are $25. Models will represent: Amber Louise, Lake Placid, BonWorth, Dress Barn, and Sues Cubby Hole, all in Sebring. Elks Lodge is catering a delicious meal of apricot glazed chicken, with all the trimmings. There will be an opportunity table, door prizes, money drawing, and entertainment by the chorus and its quartets. This is the chorusfall scholarship fundraiser. For tickets, call 699-1288, 4144914, 452-1927, or in Polk County (863) 638-1598.Sebring Elks plan yard saleSEBRING Sebring Elks 1529will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the lodge. It will be open to the public. Vendors are wanted. Inside vendors can have space for $10 in advanceor $15 day of sale. Outside vendors can reserve space for $15 in advance or $20 day of sale. Call 471-2150 to reserve a table.AMVETS Ladies host sock hopSEBRING AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will have a sock hop on Saturday. Food will be served from 5-7 p.m. Music by DiAnn from 5-8 p.m.Happy Crafters host Christmas BazaarAVON PARK The Happy Crafters will have a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Church at 106 Butler St. Page A6 News-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 www.newssun.com CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page fri. p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/22,24,27; 0 0 0 3 3 9 0 8 Continued from A2 KATHLEEN WILLIAMS Kathleen L. Kathy W illiams, of Sebring, passed a way very unexpectedly on N ov.11, 2013. Kathy was b orn in Pontiac, Mich. on S ept. 29, 1959. She w as a certified pharm acy technician at C oral Springs M edical Center for m any years, residing i n Fort Lauderdale. S he moved to S ebring two years a go and was employed in t hat capacity at Highlands R egional Medical Center at t he time of her death. Kathy is survived by her h usband of 32 years, Phil W illiams of Sebring, and a b rother, Rick Schmid of Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her mother, Jeane Schmid of Lake Placid, and a brother Gregory Schmid. ACelebration of Kathys Life will be held at Grace Church of Sebring, 3626 Thunderbird Road, Sebring, Fla., 863835-0869, on Saturday, Nov. 23. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Service will be at 11 a.m. Lunch immediately following service at the Williams Home. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make memorial contributions for final expenses may do so. Williams Obituaries Community Briefs ing incentives and making sure the permitting process is efficient and friendly, creating a corridor from Circle Park to Lake Jackson to highlight the waterfront and improving communications between the CRAand the city council, and between the city and its residents. Blight, large vacant buildings, a lack of parking, attracting new business, advanced technology and changing demographics were also discussed. The next step is for CRA Director Robin Hinote and City Administrator Scott Noethlich to turn those objectives into measurable action. City Councilman John Clark warned several times that action is key. He said hes been part of earlier visioning sessions and, they all failed miserably, regurgitating the same stuff over and over. We talk about dreams, but at the end of the day there is no implementation. Council member John Griffin agreed. Weve done this before and had great ideas, but nothing ever came from it. In order to ensure success this time around, UCF moderator Marilyn Crotty warned city leaders to identify realistic choices, taking into account personnel, money and time limitations. Dont set yourselves up for failure. Use baby steps, Crotty said. The plan has to push you to the next level. By identifying strategic issues, developing goals and setting priorities, you have a framework for moving forward and (by doing it together) youre all on the same page. In order to create a list of priorities, Crotty had the group think about global, national, state and local trends and issues that could impact the community in the near future. For example, retirees are more active than ever before, family structure is changing, the citrus industry is stressed and the economy still iffy. Crotty also had the officials list Sebrings strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Feasible policy depends on understanding and accepting parameters, she said. Success depends on staying focused and involved. No specific projects we re discussed, but some sugge stions were floated for example, a marina on Lake Jackson and moving the public library to the vacant bank on W. Center Avenue to create more space and a clear view of the lake at th e cultural center. City councilors and CRA members agreed to meet together once or twice a year, partly to keep track of progress, partly to maintain a consensus of opinion. Steve Nyhan, director of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, was in the audience. This is the most productive government meeting Ive sat in, he said. Im charged up. Its exciting to see people on the same page. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-S un Community leaders met Tuesday for a visioning session to discuss issues that may crop up as downtown Sebring grows in the future. Visioning session held in Sebring

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 22, 2013Page A7 rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnn nnn nnnfnffnnnbn f bfffnffbf fnbfnb f fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000067 DIVISION: PNC BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY V.WHITE,ET AL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,OR AGAINST, TIMOTHY V.WHITE ALSO KNOWN AS TIMOTHY JAMES VAN WHITE ALSO KNOWN AS TIMOTHY JAMES WHITE ALSO KNOWN AS TIMOTHY J.WHITE Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 14,BLOCK 4,HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES,SECTION P,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 5,PAGE 59,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 1023 BRECKINRIDGE AVE LAKE PLACID FL 33852-7555 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication,if any,on Albertelli Law,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is P.O.Box 23028, Tampa,FL 33623,and file the original with this Court either before December 4,2013 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 wee k for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 8th day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Brenda Jimenez Deputy Cler k Albertelli Law P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 EF 014438F01 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863)534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863)402-6591; Fax: (863)402-6664. November 15,22,2013 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 7th day of November,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLER K By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 79473 dcs November 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.12000022GCAXSX U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LAWRENCE DAPONTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAWRENCE DAPONTE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); TD BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 111,SECTION E,SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 1544 Spring Ln.Lake Placid,FL 33852 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on January 16,2014. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000291 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC., Plaintiff, vs. BENJAMIN MOORE,et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6,2013,and entered in Case No. 28-2013-CA-000291 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC.,,is the Plaintiff and BENJAMIN MOORE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BENJAMIN MOORE N.K.A.SHANNORA JACKSON; CARMELA MOORE; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s).Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M.on January 16,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT M OF AVON HILLS INC.,ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 131,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of November,2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 13-01447 November 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001002 U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. JAMES DAVID TAYLOR; DEBRA ANN TAYLOR; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 14,2013,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida, described as: LOT 6,BLOCK 6,OF SIRENA SHORES EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 111 SIRENA WAY,LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 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,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Highlands County,Florida,at eleven o'clock a.m.,on January 7,2014. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dates this 14th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 665111670 November 22,29.2013 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 7,2014 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 14th day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 327611/1111160/jts November 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000923 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES OF RAFAEL COTT,DECEASED,JEANNETTE SANLLEY,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 17,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 21,BLOCK 20,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 2,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 48,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:4204 PALAZZO STREET,SEBRING,FL 33872; including the IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001038 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MARIA A.SOBALVARRO,RUBNER SOBALVARRO,JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION,INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 27,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 81,OF SEBRING HILLS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:125 SPARROW AVE,SEBRING,FL 33870; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 7,2014 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 18th day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 320400/1032875/alg November 22,29,2013 tered in this cause on November 6,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 9,PALM HAVEN ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 32,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:4419 HIGSON AVE.,SEBRING,FL 33875; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 16,2014 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 7th day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 266400/1219020/ada November 22,29,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000096 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER A.CAGLE A/K/A JENNIFER CAGLE,RUSSELL W.CAGLE A/K/A RUSSELL CAGLE,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff enIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2011-CA-000370 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC., Plaintiff, vs. MARCUS T.HARRISON A/K/A MARCUS HARRISON,et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 31,2013,and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000370 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING,LLC.,,is the Plaintiff and MARCUS T.HARRISON A/K/A MARCUS HARRISON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCUS T. HARRISON A/K/A MARCUS HARRISON are the Defendant(s).Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M.on January 13,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 22,ALL OF LOT 23 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 24, IN BLOCK D,OF MAP OF BREEZY POINT PARK,LAKE STEARNS,ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,AT PAGE 52,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 12-11624 November 22,29,2013 Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on January 16,2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 7th day of November,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 108405-T dcs November 22,29,2013 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000909 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. KEITH SENIOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH SENIOR; JAYKIN RIVERA; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES, A ND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); RIVER RAIN INVESTMENTS INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,OR A GAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENA NT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 6,BLOCK 1,ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO.3,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 43,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 5820 Wolf Lake Rd.Sebring,FL 33875 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER TODAY! 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Page A8News-SunFriday, November 22, 2013www.newssun.com CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282013CA149 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KAREN CUMMINGS A/K/A KAREN M. CUMMINGS; MICHAEL CUMMINGS A/K/A MICHAEL J.CUMMINGS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CENTRAL PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY; GERRY CUMMINGS A/K/A GERRY L.CUMMINGS A /K/A JERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERRY CUMMINGS; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 14th day of November,2013,and entered in Case No.282013CA149,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and KAREN CUMMINGS A/K/A KAREN M.CUMMINGS; MICHAEL CUMMINGS A/K/A MICHAEL J.CUMMINGS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CENTRAL PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY; GERRY CUMMINGS A/K/A GERRY L.CUMMINGS A /K/A JERRY L.CUMMINGS A/K/A JERRY CUMMINGS and UNKNOWN TENANT NKA EMERITA DENEFIELD IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 7h day of January,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 20,IN BLOCK 52,OF SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING UNIT NO.5,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 51,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. 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 assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 14th day of November 2013. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak 10-59018 November 22,29,2013 1050LegalsPLACE YOUR GARAGE SALE AD IN THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! CALL 314-9876DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 22, 2013Page A9 ANTIQUE --WANTED: BODY PARTS FOR 55-59 CHEVROLET PICK-UP. 863-453-5514. 9350Automotive Parts& Accessories 9000 Transportation WEIGHT SETComplete with Adjustable Bench w/ Preacher Post Olympic Bar w/ (2) 45lb plates (2) 35lb plates (4) 25lb plates. $225. 863-471-3456 BOWFLEX ULTIMATE2. $2400 new. All Accessories included. Like New! $500. Call 863-314-9711 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING HILLSNov. 22nd & 23rd. Fri. & Sat. 8 ?. 219 Wren Ave. Stack-able washer & dryer, kitchen table & 4 chairs, Christmas decor, & misc. Too much to list! SEBRING -Huge Multi Family Sale! 2710 Grand Concourse (corner of Henscratch & Grand Concourse) Fri. & Sat, Nov 22 & 23, 8 am ? Childrens's clothing, household items, toys. Too Much To List! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING *MULTIFAMILY SALE* 4021 Thompson Ave. (off Golfview Rd.) Fri & Sat 11/22 & 23, 8am2pm. Do Your Christmas Shopping Here! Lg. variety of Great Stuff. New & Used. SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 3335 US 27 S. (across Hwy 27 from Sweet Bay), Thur/Fri, Nov. 21/22, 8am/ 12pm, Antiques, Books, Pictures, Cookbooks. Much More! SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 3284 Golfview Rd. ( Harder Hall Area) Fri & Sat, Nov. 22 & 23, 8am ? LOTS & LOTS Of Miscellaneous! SEBRING *3 FAMILY SALE 316 Robin Ave, Thur-Fri-Sat, 11/ 21-22 23, 9am 5pm. Roll top desk w/ chair, jewelry cabinet, clothing (size 12), lots of drapes, Christmas decor & More! SEBRING *2 FAMILY SALE 788 Golfside Ln. Sat. Nov. 23rd only!, 8am 1pm. Clothes, Bedding Dolls, Christmas deco. Much More Misc.! LAKE PLACIDSat. 11/23, 8am-12pm. 7 Lykes Rd. Organ, kitchen appl., crystal, lamps, filing cabinets, furn., clothes, shoes, German collectibles, glassware, linens, books, something for everyone! LAKE PLACID*MULTI FAMILY SALE 413 Lake June Dr. Sat Nov 23, 8am 2pm. Furn., Sm. appli., Washer & dryer, Dinette set, Futon, Household items, Baby Stuff, Kid's toys A/C window unit & Bedding. AVON PARK*RIVERGREENS* 1027 W. Lake Damon Dr., Fri & Sat, Nov 22 & 23, 8am-1pm. Hot tub, BBQ grill, Lg. doll house, Victorian parlor set, motorcycle helmets Pro pool cues, Mikasa dishes. AVON PARKLAKES 2047 Hartman Rd, Thur & Fri, 11/21 & 22, 8am 4pm. Folow signs from corner of Stryker & Olivia. Baskets, Pet items, Frog decor, diabetic cookbooks, L/XL clothing, lots of clean Household items. AVON PARK*MULTI FAMILY SALE* 404 Malcolm St.Fri & Sat, Nov. 22 & 23, 8am ?Wall Picture, Old furniture, Glassware, Fishing gear/rods/reels, clothing/ shoes / hats/ coats. Too Much To List. AVON PARK* ESTATE SALE 618 E Cornell St. (2blocks off Memorial on Hwy 17) Sat, 11/23, 8am-3pm & Sun 11/24 Noon-3pm. ** ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD ** Bedrms, Dining, Living & Kitchen, plus Garage. Out Building For Sale. SALE By The Furniture Doctors (Serving Highlands County over 30 years) Sebring 863-414-7388 7320Garage &Yard Sales AVO PARK*LARGE FAMILY SALE* 416 W State St. (between S Waldon Ave & S Central Ave,). Fri & Sat 11/22 & 23, Household Items & Lots Of Misc.Gates open at 8 AM. SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 6412 Granada Blvd. Fri, Sat & Sun, Nov 22, 23 & 24, 8am-4pm. New appli., tools, lawn mower, furn., weed wacker, power tools & More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV CROSLEY19" with Remote. Excellent condtion. $10. (Golf Hammock Area) 269-830-2500 TIGER OAKChair Straight Back Old but in Excellent Condition, $50. 863-402-2285 TABLE /ROUND / WOODEN No chairs. $25.00 863-453-7622 TABLE -RATTAN BASE / Beveled Glass Top. $65. (Golf Hammock area). 269-830-2500 ROCKING HORSEChildren's, Seat 18" high & Head 26" high. Looks like a Stuffed Pony. $20. 863-402-2285 LOVESEAT /BEIGE Earth Tone Stripe, Upholstered with 2 Extra Pillows. $70. (not a sleeper) Cash Only! 863-471-2502 FISH TANKw/ stand / 55 gallon Complete w/ filter, gravel etc. $100. 863-453-7622 DISPLAY CASEGlass / Top & Front Middle Shelf Lighted. 48" X 24" X 36" H. $50 863-402-2285 DEEP FRYER/ Family Size Like New Used 3 Times. $25. 863-382-8647 COFFEE TABLEand 2 end tables. Glass tops, cream color, lacquer finish. $90. 385-8815 after 5pm or leave msg. CAMERA /FUJI 270 ZOOM 35mm Manual Plus Battery. $25. 863-382-8647 BRACELET -Silver 1880's Egyptian Revival with paste Sea Rabs in original box. $50. 863-402-2285 ANTIQUE BREAKFASTSET W/Pitcher. $50. obo. Call 863-835-1734 2 VEST-JACKETSw/ down lining reversible / Children's 1 lg.-1 sm. Both white & burgundy New! Ralph Laurenretail $90 ea. Sell 2/ $90. 863-381-9921 7310Bargain Buys TOW BARRoadmaster Tracker 2" w/all cables. $200. Value $400. Call Richard 740-398-2449 COOLER -PERLICK 52" X 76" Stainless Steel with 2 Glass doors. Used for flowers. Needs some work. In as is condition. $250 863-257-0525 BRAKE SYSTEMfor Tow Vehicle. Brake Buddy. Like new. $550. Priced new $980. Call Richard 740-398-2449. 7300MiscellaneousANTIQUE OAKArmoire With Full Door Mirror And Matching Men's Dresser. $400. OBO 863-835-1734 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseMATURE COUPLESeeking a place to live. Willing to share home and to assist with Care taking and running errands. Call Lynda 302-258+5617 6650Wanted to RentFOR RENT:Lg furnished room w/private bath & entrance. Full house privileges, wi-fi. Non smokers only. $400/month + $200 security. Home is private residence on quiet St. Close to Lake Jackson & Downtown Sebring. Contact Johna jvogler1916@yahoo.com 446-0354. 6400Rooms for Rent SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 NICE 3bedroom 2 bath house. new paint carpet & tile. near mall, $850. (561)662-7172 AVON PARK2/2, 1 car garage LARGE Kitchen, dining room, living room-bedrooms w/walk in closets, front & back porches, shed, appliances & lawn care provided. $650/mo + $650 sec. RENTED!!!! 6300Unfurnished HousesAVON PARK* VERY NICE 3BR / 2BA With Garage. No pets. Deposit required. 419-722-0179 6300Unfurnished HousesCOME ENJOYthe lifestyle on beautiful Lake June Available for either seasonal or annual rental (minimum of two months). Call Tony at 561-339-1859 6250Furnished Houses 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 *NORTH AVONPARK* 1BR, 1BA, W/S/G paid, you pay electric. Small pet OK. 1 yr. lease. Deposit $300. $380 Monthly. Call 863-873-5433 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -2/1 Villa. Wood floors, new fans, W/D, fridge, tile floors, patio, newly renovated. Very Private & Nice. $550/mo. Call 561-967-7161/ 561-386-0051 6100Villas & CondosFor RentSEBRING *NICE & LARGE 2BR, 1BA, 2202 Wightman Ave. $500/mo. & $300 sec. dep. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING *VERY NICE 2BR, 1.5 BA, 2 Fla. Rooms, 2 Carports, Garage, 2 Sheds. 150' X 110' Own Lot / All Fenced. Call for Appointment. 863-385-2979 AVON PARK*PRICE REDUCED Furn. 2br / 2ba, w/ Land. Rent Free. Renovated / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets / Kit Cupboards. Just bring a toothbrush. 863-453-3261 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING -* SPRING LAKE on the Golf Course #6 Hole. Must sell before January. $8000.00 Call 863-692-0141 4220Lots for SaleAVON PARK* SELL / LEASE OPTION 3BR, 2BA. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkFROSTPROOF 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 3000 Financial STAFF ASSISTANT, BIOENERGY (F/T) Application deadline: 12/2/13. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Isnt nice to be in high demand? Everyone wants to hire you, how do you choose? At Royal Care of Avon Park we are expanding our Facility and you will find the choice is easy. We offer an excellent benefit package. You can earn up to two weeks vacation, and that is only in your first year of employment plus eight holidays. Excellent health, dental benefits. Salary based on experience. C.N.A. Full Time 7 a 3 p Shift NURSES Full Time 7a 7p PRN 7a 7p and 7p 7a Apply in person At Royal Care of Avon Park 1213 West Stratford Road Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 453-6674 EOE, M/F, DFWP PEST CONTROLTECH NEEDED Must be 18yrs. or Older, with Clean Driving record. Full Time. Fax resume to 863-465-1513. GENERAL MAINTENANCE(F/T) Application deadline: 12/3/13. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. 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 BADCOCK &MORE (Lake Placid) F /T Furniture Delivery/Warehouse Position available. Apply in person at 594 US Hwy. 27N Lake Placid. 863-465-2616 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment***PLEASE USE FILLER***********DUMMY 2013 SALES REP 2X4 AD # 00033573AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00033436 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00033437

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Gus O wens shouldered the scori ng load early and John M ason exploded in the f ourth to help Avon Park b egin the regular and district s eason with a 72-58 win at L ake Placid Tuesday night. This makes it three in a r ow for Marty OHoras s quad, after taking both g ames of the Bill Jarrett TipO ff Classic, though that m ight have had them a bit t oo relaxed at the start. They came in with the a ttitude that all they had to d o was show up, the seco nd-year head coach said a fterward. But Lake Placid c ame at us and were killing u s on the boards. It wasnt u ntil the second half that we g ot our edge back. Owens started the scoring w ith a three, and soon foll owed with a steal and score t o get the Devils off and runn ing. Alfred Brown had two i nside buckets and a three of h is own but Isaac Neverson w orked inside for a pair of D ragon scores, Kaetwon L owe drained one from long r ange and Scott Colley conv erted a three-point play to k eep things close. Mason then gave a fores hadowing of what would c ome later, when he scored o n the break and hit a three a t the buzzer to stretch the l ead to 20-12 after one. But a tightly officiated g ame had put some Devils in f oul trouble and had Lake P lacid in the bonus at the s tart of the second quarter, w hich helped them inch their w ay back in. They were calling it a bit t ight, and the worst thing t hat could have happened to u s was getting a few steals i n the first quarter, OHora s aid. Then everybody wante d to go for steals instead of p layed solid defense, and t hat got us in trouble. Lowe hit a pair of free t hrows to start the second a nd Jose Rinald split a pair t o get it to 20-15. Brown hit a three to push i t back out to eight, but L owe sank a spinner and B rad Bell had consecutive p utbacks to shave it to 232 1. Avon Park would extend it a bit, but the Dragons kept a fter it, still within three in t he waning moments of the h alf, before Mason hit a pair o f free throws to make it 322 7 at the break. And it looked as if Avon Park would break it open early in the third, scoring the first six points on two Brown free throws and two drives from Owens. Colley and Bell answered back for Lake Placid to rein the Devils back in. Owens added a score, but Lowe hit a short jumper and then a three, with Bell getting inside for two and the lead was down to 43-40 by the end of the frame. But this was when Avon Park got itsedge back and Mason took over. He nearly matched the Dragon scoring by himself as he netted 15 of his gamehigh 24 points over the eight minutes, while Lake Placid scored 18. Afew more Devil teammates added to the scoring mix, however, as they pulled away and won it going away. We got the chip on our shoulder back and played News-Sun Friday, November 22, 2013 BSection Sports Courtesy photo Don Norton holds up the 7.9 pound bass that won him and partner Kyle King the Big Bass pot on Sunday, Nov. 17. Most anglers would agree, both Lake Istokpoga and Lake Okeechobee have many similarities. Although Lake Okeechobee is huge compared to Lake Istokpoga, both lakes offer vast areas of densely thick vegetation. And we all know that largemouth bass just love to spend time in the thickest, most matted areas of the lake. Fishing these heavy mats have always presented challenges how to punch through the heavy layer of hydrilla, eel grass or downed bulrushes, to get to the bass but these new punch rigs have made it a little easier. In the past, bass fishermen have pieced together their own flippinrigs, attempting to streamline the bait while making it heavy enough to get through a matted area, or, in some cases, even carrying a small garden rake or other tool to actually pull the vegetation apart to create small openings that they can get their baits into. For those of you who may not know, most of these heavy matted areas are nothing more than a floating roof over the heads of baitfish and bass alike, providing both shade and cooler water while creating hundreds of hiding places for baitfish and ambush points for bass. The punch baits utilize a tungsten slip sinker with a plastic skirt attached, so all the angler need do is add his choice of hook and plastic bait. The conical shape of the tungsten weight is the key and most are painted to match the color of the skirt. Sizes range from 1/2 ounce all the way up to a full 2 ounces. I fished Lake Okeechobee last Sunday and had an opportunity to try them out in some of the thickest hydrilla mats Ive ever seen. I started with a 2-ounce model and I have to admit, it punched through the vegetation like it wasnt even there. In fact, I think it would punch through a concrete floor its so heavy. Raising and lowering the heavy weight put quite a strain on my rod and after a half dozen flips, I decided to try a lighter model. The 1 1/2 ounce didnt have any trouble getting through the mat either, but it still felt awkwardly heavy. Beginning to feel like Goldilocks, I tried a 1 ounce version, and it worked perfectly. I caught a number of bass using the punch bait and it held up well in the heavy cover. Theres no question that this rig will be just what every fisherman needs when they run up against the type of mats we fished at Lake Okeechobee. Lake Placid Team Trail Dick Morgan, John Huber, Norman Lee and Ken Karoll formed this bass fishing tra il for the 2013-2014 season a few months ago and they have done a great job of ru nning a very professional tournament. Sunday, Nov. 17, was the ir third tournament of the year and it was held out of Harney Pond on Lake Okeechobee and saw 16 teams participate. Hitting the lakes with punch baits Fishin Around... Don Norton See BASS, B3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Above: John Mason looks for an open teammate, but would do plenty of scoring himself in Avon Parks Tuesday win at Lake Placid. Below: Kaetwon Lowe puts up a shot from beyond the arc Tuesday and he would lead the Dragons with 15 points Devils pull away from Dragons See AP, B3 Page B3 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Claire LeBlanc dribbles upfield and scored twice in the Lady Dragons win over Avon Park Tuesday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Lake Placid boys extended their unbeaten streak to five games with a 4-0 win over district rival Avon Park Tuesday night. Freshman Carlos Santana notched the goahead goal after finishing a Danny Gil cross and would finish with two goals on the night. Lake Placids second goal came from an Osvaldo Orduna corner kick that Diego Mireles redirected with his head into the back of the net. Avon Park didnt give in as they worked to get pressure on the Dragons goal. Keeper Alfredo Aguillon, however, stepped up and met the attack with a one-on-one save. Lake Placid poured on the pressure in the second half with many shots that sailed past the goal. Osvaldo Orduna finished the scoring as he connected on a free kick at the top of the penalty box. I am proud of all the chances we had to score this evening, Dragon head coach James Ashley said. Defensively, we worked the ball around to help find the wings. The team continues to grow as we are getting contributions from many of our players, he continued. The shots were pretty one sided, which shows how hard we worked on both ends of the field. We have had a good start to our season and want to use this to build momentum as we moved towards the middle part of our schedule. Its only going to get tougher from here. Avon Park had one more match before the Thanksgiving break, as they hosted Mulberry Thursday while the Dragons have until Monday, Dec. 2, before they play at Mulberry. Tuesdays match was the nightcap of a boy-gir l doubleheader that saw the Lady Dragons get a 5-1 win over Avon Park. The ever-improving Lady Devils had the first couple scoring opportunities but were turned back by Lake Placid keeper Tamija Douglas. Alittle more than midway through the first hal f, the Dragons came throug h on a pair of quick goals. Claire LeBlanc put the first one in at the 22:42 mark and just two and a half minutes later, Adileny Barajas-Chavez put one through to the back of the net for a 2-0 lead that held until the half. Less than three minute s after the break, Hannah Waller powered a shot into the goal to extend th e lead. Lake Placid was on the attack now, but Devil keeper Rosa Cuellar turned back a number of shots over the next 20 minutes. But LeBlanc got her second goal of the game with just under 15 minutes left. Avon Park got on the board when Lashady Lo ve solved the Dragon defense for a goal, but Dragons double up on Devils See SOCCER, B3

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Arc Volleyball ChallengeAVON PARK The public is invited to test their serving skills and take the South Florida State College Volleyball Challenge to win prizes. The Lady Panther volleyball team will be serving up a competition from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Ridge Area Arcs Fall Festival Howedown at 120 W. College Dr., Avon Park. It will be at the outdoor volleyball net on Arcs main campus. Participants can try their serving skills to try to win a $100 Wal-Mart gift card or other prizes. Individuals pay $5 for three balls that they serve over the net to hit targets on the other side to win a prize. Each target will be worth a prize. Those who serve all three balls consecutively into three different targets will win the $100 prize. Proceeds benefit Special STARS, a sports and recreational program for children and adults with disabilities in Highlands County. This fundraiser will kick off Special STARS effort to raise money to build a better volleyball surface for its athletes. The Xcel Volleyball Club will also be selling items to raise money to help local volleyball players. There will be music, food and drinks and various vendors selling crafts and other items. The festival is free to the public. For more details, call Cindy Marshall at 452-1295, ext. 124.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 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.LP Elks Hoop ShootLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 announces their annual local Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Dec. 14, where Lake Placid youth ages 8-13 can show their free-throw talents. The competition is free. Acopy of the childs birth certificate will be required at registration. Registration forms can be obtained in advance at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge by calling 465-2661. Registration will also be held at 8 a.m., prior the contest at the Lake Placid High School. Boys and girls participate in separate contest/divisions and three age categories per division: ages 8-9; 10-11, and 12-13. Contestants must be 8-years old and no more than 13-years old as of April 1, 2013, to participate. For state contests and beyond, the Elk s National Foundation covers all program costs, including participant transportation, food and housing expenses. Lake Placid local winners of each div ision and age category advance through to the Florida District, State, Regional and National competitions. Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National Hoop Shoot plaque, on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the contest begins at 9 a.m. Any questions, contact John Holbroo k at 465-5941. Meals on Wheels Golf TournamentSEBRING The 14th Annual Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament will be teeing off on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 a.m at the host Sun N Lakes Golf Course. The tournament will be a four-person scramble format and will include a $20,000 putting contest, Hole-in-One on all holes with a car sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive. The entry fee of $75 per player, $300 per team, includes golf, continental breakfast, lunch and awards. Proceeds from the event go to benefit Sebrings Meals on Wheels. For more information, call 202-6094.Doty Memorial Golf TourneySEBRING The Annual Brad and Aaron Doty Memorial Childrens Christmas Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sun N Lakes Golf and Country Club. The event will be a four-person scramble format, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $65, which includes greens fee and cart, lunch, beverages on and off the course, raffle and door prize s, range balls and lots of fun. The Cohan Radio Group will provide Hole-in-One prizes. Sponsorships are available, starting at just $100. The tournament benefits the Champions for Children foundation, helping less fortunate, local children du ring the Christmas season and throughout the year. For additional information, co ntact Kip Doty at 446-4008.Sebring Elks Golf TourneySEBRING The Sebring Elks Lod ge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be he ld at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Clu b on Monday, Nov. 4, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $32 which includes golf, ca rt, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on (863) 471-3295. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. by t he Pro Shop.Senior 70s SoftballSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty Senior 70s plus league will start Tuesda y, Jan. 7 at the Highlands Sports Complex Sign up on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. For more information call John Kloet at 414-4245 or Bill Todd at 385-5632. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England730.700254199 N.Y. Jets550.500183268 Miami550.500213225 Buffalo470.364236273 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis730.700252220 Tennessee460.400227226 Houston280.200193276 Jacksonville190.100129318 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati740.636275206 Pittsburgh460.400216245 Baltimore460.400208212 Cleveland460.400192238 West WLTPctPFPA Denver910.900398255 Kansas City910.900232138 Oakland460.400194246 San Diego460.400228222NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia650.545276260 Dallas550.500274258 N.Y. Giants460.400192256 Washington370.300246311 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans820.800288183 Carolina730.700238135 Tampa Bay280.200187237 Atlanta280.200214292 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit640.600265253 Chicago640.600282267 Green Bay550.500258239 Minnesota280.200240320 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle1010.909306179 San Francisco640.600247178 Arizona640.600214212 St. Louis460.400224234 ___ Thursdays Game New Orleans at Atlanta, late Sundays Games Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at Miami, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Denver at New England, 8:30 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Mondays Game San Francisco at Washington, 8:40 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston1461295938 Tampa Bay1470286655 Toronto1371276249 Detroit967255462 Montreal1192245847 Ottawa8104206371 Florida6124164972 Buffalo5171114272 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1480286348 Washington1291256963 New Jersey885214652 N.Y. Rangers10110204352 Carolina894204059 Columbus8113195465 N.Y. Islanders8113196373 Philadelphia8102184050WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1444327966 Minnesota1454326153 St. Louis1433317047 Colorado1550306442 Dallas1172245856 Winnipeg10103236166 Nashville1092224863 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim1563337563 San Jose1335317250 Phoenix1443317366 Los Angeles1561316348 Vancouver1184265861 Calgary7114186081 Edmonton6152146083 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Florida 3, Vancouver 2, SO St. Louis 4, Buffalo 1 Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Philadelphia 5, Ottawa 2 Montreal 6, Minnesota 2 Nashville 2, Detroit 0 Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Colorado 5, Chicago 1 Edmonton 7, Columbus 0 Los Angeles 5, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesdays Games Minnesota 4, Ottawa 3 Pittsburgh 4, Washington 0 Columbus 2, Calgary 1, OT New Jersey 4, Anaheim 3, OT Thursdays Games St. Louis at Boston, late Nashville at Toronto, late Buffalo at Philadelphia, late Carolina at Detroit, late Chicago at Winnipeg, late N.Y. Rangers at Dallas, late Colorado at Phoenix, late Florida at Edmonton, late New Jersey at Los Angeles, late Tampa Bay at San Jose, late Fridays Games N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. Florida at Calgary, 9 p.m. Columbus at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Anaheim, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto 57.417 Philadelphia58.385.5 Boston 49.3081.5 New York38.2731.5 Brooklyn38.2731.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 93.750 Atlanta 75.5832 Charlotte66.5003 Washington47.3644.5 Orlando 47.3644.5 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 101.909 Chicago 63.6673 Detroit 47.3646 Cleveland48.3336.5 Milwaukee28.2007.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio101.909 Dallas 84.6672.5 Houston85.6153 Memphis75.5833.5 New Orleans56.4555 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland102.833 Oklahoma City73.7002 Minnesota76.5383.5 Denver 46.4005 Utah 112.0779.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers84.667 Golden State84.667 Phoenix 56.4552.5 L.A. Lakers57.4173 Sacramento47.3643.5 ___ Tuesdays Games Washington 104, Minnesota 100 Miami 104, Atlanta 88 Detroit 92, New York 86 Houston 109, Boston 85 Sacramento 107, Phoenix 104 Wednesdays Games Miami 120, Orlando 92 Toronto 108, Philadelphia 98 Washington 98, Cleveland 91 Indiana 103, New York 96, OT Charlotte 95, Brooklyn 91 Atlanta 93, Detroit 85 L.A. Clippers 102, Minnesota 98 Portland 91, Milwaukee 82 New Orleans 105, Utah 98 San Antonio 104, Boston 93 Sacramento 113, Phoenix 106 Dallas 123, Houston 120 Memphis 88, Golden State 81, OT Thursdays Games L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, late Chicago at Denver, late Fridays Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Minnesota, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Portland, 10 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 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: Houston 2, New York 1, (after extra time), Houston advances on aggregate 4-3 Sporting KC vs. New England Leg 1Saturday: New England 2, Sporting KC 1 Leg 2Wednesday: Sporting KC 3, New England 1, (aet), Sporting KC advances on aggregate 4-3 Western Conference Portland vs. Seattle Leg 1Saturday: Portland 2, Seattle 1 Leg 2Thursday: Portland 3, Seattle 2, Portland advanced on 5-3 aggregate Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy Leg 1Sunday: LA Galaxy 1, Real Salt Lake 0 Leg 2Thursday: Real Salt Lake 2, LA Galaxy 0, OT, Real Salt Lake advanced on 2-1 aggregateCONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPEastern Conference Leg 1 Saturday, Nov 9: Sporting KC 0, Houston 0 Leg 2 Saturday, Nov. 23: Houston at Sporting KC, 7:30 p.m. Western Conference Leg 1 Sunday, Nov. 10: Real Salt Lake 4, Portland 2 Leg 2 Sunday, Nov. 24: Real Salt Lake at Portland, 9 p.m.MLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 7: at highest seed, 4:30 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League DETROIT TIGERSAcquired 2B Ian Kinsler from the Texas Rangers for 1B Prince Fielder and cash considerations. TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed to terms with RHP Sam Runion on a minor league contract. Selected the contract of 1B Vince Belnome, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser and RHP Kirby Yates from Durham (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Jesse Hahn from Charlotte (SL). LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Boys Soccer at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Dec.2: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Dec.2: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Dec.3: Boys Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Dec.2: Boys Basketball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m. N B A F R I D A Y 8 p m San Antonio at Memphis . . . . . . E S P N 1 0 : 3 0 p m Golden State at L.A. Lakers . . . . . E S P N C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L F R I D A Y 2 : 3 0 p m Puerto Rico Tip-Off Semifinal. . . E S P N 2 5 p m Puerto Rico Tip-Off Semifinal . . . E S P N 2 7 p m 2K Sports Classic Final . . . . . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y 3 : 3 0 p m Tulsa at Creighton . . . . . . . . . S U N W O M E N S C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L S A T U R D A Y 9 p m Stanford at Texas . . . . . . . . . S U N C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L F R I D A Y 9 : 3 0 p m Navy at San Jose State . . . . . . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y N o o n Michigan State at Northwestern . . . E S P N N o o n Duke at Wake Forest . . . . . . . E S P N 2 N o o n Cincinnati at Houston . . . . . . E S P N e w s 1 2 : 2 1 p m Mississippi State at Arkansas . . . . . 3 8 3 : 3 0 p m Indiana at Ohio State . . . . . . . . A B C 3 : 3 0 p m Texas A&M at LSU . . . . . . . . . C B S 3 : 3 0 p m BYU at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . N B C 3 : 3 0 p m Wisconsin at Minnesota . . . . . . E S P N 3 : 3 0 p m Oregon at Arizona . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 4 p m New Mexico at Fresno State . . . E S P N e w s 7 p m Arizona State at UCLA . . . . . . . F O X 7 p m Vanderbilt at Tennessee . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 : 4 5 p m Missouri at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . E S P N 8 p m Baylor at Oklahoma State . . . . . . A B C 1 0 : 3 0 p m Washington at Oregon State . . . . E S P N 2 Times, games, channels all subject to change A U T O R A C I N G S A T U R D A Y 1 1 a m Brazilian Grand Prix . . . . . . . C N B C G O L F F R I D A Y 9 a m EuroPGA SA Open Championship . . G O L F 1 : 3 0 p m LPGA CME Group Titleholders . . . G O L F 4 : 3 0 p m ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf . . . . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 1 : 3 0 p m LPGA CME Group Titleholders . . . G O L F 4 : 3 0 p m ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf . . . . G O L F N H L F R I D A Y 1 0 p m Tampa Bay at Anaheim . . . . . . . S U N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NHL NBA MLS Playoffs Transactions Page B2 News-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 www.newssun.com

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 Page B3 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports nov ads; 0 0 0 3 3 3 4 2 RACE-THRU KWIK LUBE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; sports, no chg tv incl; 0 0 0 3 3 3 4 4 Friday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. Activity: Trail Care Location: Green Swamp, L akeland. Meet at Rock R idge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in n orth Lakeland turn east on R ock Ridge Rd., at fork bear l eft and continue 4.2 miles t o gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City t ravel north, turn left (west) o n Dean Still Rd., turn left o n Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 o r 3 miles gate will be on y our right. Bring sturdy shoes or boots, recommend long sleeves and pants, water, sun and bug protection. Contact Janice Scroggie Anderson, phone 813-3451609 or email scroggie@aol.com for meetup time and other information. Also, please RSVPto the chapter online Meet-up page at www.meetup.com/HeartlandFTA/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 shores 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 Heartland Trail Association November activities The team of Curry/Saleeba won the event with five bass weighing in at 17.11 pounds. My partner, Kyle King and I took second place with five bass weighing in at 16.03 pounds and the team of Morgan/South finished third with five bass weighing 13.59 pounds. First place paid out $606, while second place won $440. My partner and I won the Big Bass pot of $104 with a nice bass weighing 7.93 pounds. Kyle and I caught a dozen or more bass flippin but I caught the big bass on a Bass Assassin Silver Phenom (my go-to bait). The fish hit the Bass Assassin seconds after it landed in the water and by the time I got her to the boat, we probably had 10 pounds of hydrilla as well as the bass in the net. Unfortunately, Kyle set his rod down with the line still out to grab the net and by the time we landed the bass, his rod was gone. It was all I could do to keep him from jumping overboard to find his favorite rod. B.A.S.S. Chapter Update Thanks to those of you who contacted me about forming a chapter of B.A.S.S. for the 2014 season. As you may recall, we need six members to start the club all of whom will become Charter Members and as of today, we have eight interested anglers. Ill be announcing a general meeting date in early December for everyone interested in learning more and joining the chapter. From there, well vote on officers and a tournament schedule for next year. REDS King of the Hill Saturday, Dec. 7, were fishing a Big Bass tournament on Lake Lotela with a $25 entry fee, per fisherman, one or two anglers per boat. You only weigh in one bass, your biggest, and winner takes all. Our last Big Bass Tournament on Lake Jackson, following a cold front, proved to be a tough day for all 13 anglers as Mike Woods won the $325 pot with a 2.6 pound bass. Hopefully the results will be better on Lake Lotela. For more information or to sign up, stop by REDS II. Black Friday Ive never understood the big draw for shoppers the day after Thanksgiving. In fact, I dont think Ive ever actually shopped on that day. Normally it would be a day off from work and Id typically spend the day fishing. My son and daughter have always joined in the fray, sometimes starting in the middle of the night just to take advantage of all the specials different stores offer. This year, Ill be workin g at REDS II. Were hoping to join wi th all the other retail outlets by opening at 6am and staying open till 9 p.m. on Black Friday. We hope to be fully stocked on everything we can think of that a fisherman or woman might be looking for, as well as a new line of fishing t-shirts In addition to special one day pricing on many items, we will be giving away three $50 gift certificates and a free bass fishing guide trip for two on Lake Istokpoga. Hope to see you at RED S II. Don Norton is a professional tournament bass fisherman, bass fishing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service fishing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-2734998 or by email at donorton13@gmail.com. Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at theamericanfisherman.com or stop by the store to see him anytime. Continued from B1 Golf Hammock On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Golf Hammock Ladies played Best Nine with handicap First Flight saw a tie for first with a score of 33 by Ruth Harris and Judy Trier Second place also ended in a tie with scores of 34 from both Jeanie Fivecoat and Helene Trembly Jean Haig came in first in Second Flight with a 32, with another tie coming between the dueling 35s of Ruth Kirk and Betty Clarke. Third Flight was another set of deadlocks as Mary Cripps and Joan Armbruster each carded a 34, and Gladys Zitelli and Cindy Dall both came in with 37s. Last Monday, Nov. 18, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock. In A group Ned Bauer scored plus 4 to take first place and Paul (Taff) Brown was in second place with plus 1. Jack Schell came in first place in B group with plus 5 and there was a tie for second place between Ron Cooley and Danny Geier at plus 3. Pat Dell scored plus 7 that was good for first place in C group and Shorty Crocker came in second place with plus 5. Ken Granger shot a plus 5 to take the lead in D group with Jack Stafford in second place while Bobby Culbert came in third with plus 1. Bob Hughes came in first place with plus 3 in E group and Dave Hankinson was plus 2 for second place. Terri Trumbull had plus 7 that was good for first place and Dennis Berard in second place at plus 5 in F group. There was a tie for third place between Karl Mellor and Jerry Patterson with plus 3. Ron Geouque scored plus 6 in G group that was good for first place and Jimmy Black in second place at plus 5. There was a tie for first place in H group at plus 1 between Frank Branca and Dick Lindsay at plus 1. Congratulations to Greg Brewer for making a hole in one on Monday, Nov. 11, on the 13th hole at Golf Hammock. He was playing with Stan Griffis and Fred Latshaw. This was Gregs first hole in one. Next Monday the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early to register. For more information call Pete at 3821280. Lake June WestA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Nov. 14, that went to a matching of cards as two teams came in with 54s. John and Shelly Byron, along with Jane Roush and Charlotte Mathew got the nod for first while Joe and Joyce Swartz, Larry and Chris Heath and Bob Orr settled for second. In closest to the pin, Larry Heath got to 18-feet, 9-inches from No. 4, JoAnn McGill to 10-feet, 2-inches from No. 2 and Jane Roush to 4-feet, 8-inches from No. 8. On Monday, Nov. 11, the Ladies Monday League took to the course and saw Annie Hall, Betty Kincheloe, Mary Malone and Chris Heath come in with a 40 for the win. Just one shot back, at 41, were Eva Hoffman, Beth Schuenke, Charlotte Mathew and Jan Mann. Tracking the closest to the pin on the day, Hall hit to 21-feet, 1-inch from No. 2, Heath to 9-feet, 4-inches from No. 4 and Betty Brevard to 5-feet, 1inch from No. 8.River GreensThe Morrison Group hit the fairways Tuesday, Nov. 19, and saw the duo of Bob Wolf and Cecil Lemons take the win with an 89. Gil Heier and Joe Graf were two shots back at 91 and Ken Brunswick and Johnny Wehunt were third at 93. The Golfettes played on Tuesday, Nov. 19, as well, with Karen Speaker and Pat Graf coming in with a low round of 133 Peggy Wehunt and Pat Kincer were next at 134, while Donna Johnson and Carol Roy were third at 146 and Sally Dworak and Fran Neil were fourth with 147. A Mens Day event was played on Saturday, Nov. 16. The foursome of Cliff Aubin, Ken Brunswick, Bob Wolf and Gil Heier shot a -42 for the win, while Russ Rudd, Cecil Lemons and Fred Evans were next at -36. Larry Roy, Gerry Page, Jim Cercy and Al Farrell were third at -34. For closest to the pin, Rudd got to 10-feet, 10-inches from No. 3, Ken Koon to 4-feet, 9-inches from No. 5, JP Messier to 4-feet, 11-inches from No. 12 and Don McDonald to 11-feet, 10inches from No. 17.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Spring Lake Ladies Golf League played a 4 person team 3 best ball net score event on the Panther Creek Course. First place went to the team of Roberta Briggs, Kay Gorham, Laverne Caulkins and Rebecca Shatney with a net 198. Second place, with a net 207, went to the team of Judy Dunn, Linda Pfleger, Jean Donahue and Julia Starr. Coming in third with a net 208 was the team of Carolyn Irvine, Diana Ackling, Ann McWilliams and Lou Cannon. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Two Man Team Net Score competition on the Panther Creek golf course. In the A Flight, Gary Behrendt and Bo Bohanon won first place with 133 total net strokes. Jim Temple and Dave Kamish came in second with 144 net strokes and Pat Jaskowski and Bill Kingshott took third with 146 net strokes. In the B Flight, Jim Hearn and Les Greenlee won first place with 143 net strokes. Gary Esty and Ed Clay won second place with 145 net strokes and Joe Troia and Gene Hearn took third place with 150 net strokes. In the C Flight, the winning team was Ray McKenzie and Dave Docherty with 140 net strokes. Second place was awarded to Leon Van and Bob Berg with 141 net strokes and third place went to Larry Miesner and Jerry Terrell, who scored 143 net strokes. There was a tie for fourth place at 147 strokes between Ed Griffith and Bill Schauwecker and the team of Jay Payne and Dan Porter. On the basis of a tiebreaker, Griffiths team was awarded fourth place money. w ith composure down the s tretch, OHora said. And for Lake Placid, form er Dragon baseball coach a nd new basketball coach D an Coomes was upbeat w hen assessing his squad. I cant complain about o ur effort, its just mentally we werent there, he said. Were a young group, starting two sophomores, so its my job to get them ready mentally. We showed how sharp we can be in spurts, but an older, more experienced team plays that way througout the game, not just in spurts, he continued. Were building something and I just have to get them ready. Avon Park continued their District 9-4Aschedule Thursday against Mulberry, while Lake Placid traveled to McKeel to face the district foe Wildcats. Continued from B1 AP opens up in fourth Bass winner bigger this time Soccer losses drop Blue Streaks to third in district standings B risia Fonseca finished the s coring for Lake Placid with a goal to provide for the f inal margin. It was a rough night for t he Blue Streaks as the boys f ell to District 11-3Afront runner Auburndale by a 5-1 s core and the girls team fell t o the Lady Bloodhounds on t he road, 5-0. The losses dropped both s quads to third in the district s tandings as the boys 2-1 record has them behind Auburndales 3-0 and Lake Wales3-1. The girls stand at 2-1 behind the 2-0-1 records of both Auburndale and Lake Wales. The teams played a home and away with Tenoroc Thursday, with the boys on the road and the girls hosting the Lady Titans before taking the Thanksgiving break off and returning to action on Tuesday, Dec. 3, against the Highlanders. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Ana Ramirez gets some air on this header in Lake Placids Tuesday win. r

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE APChief Medical WriterDALLAS Todays kids cant keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they dont run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young. On average, it takes children 90 seconds longer to run a mile than their counterparts did 30 years ago. Heart-related fitness has declined 5 percent per decade since 1975 for children ages 9 to 17. The American Heart Association, whose conference featured the research on Tuesday, says its the first to show that childrens fitness has declined worldwide over the last three decades. It makes sense. We have kids that are less active than before, said Dr. Stephen Daniels, a University of Colorado pediatrician and spokesman for the heart association. Health experts recommend that children 6 and older get 60 minutes of moderately vigorous activity accumulated over a day. Only one-third of American kids do now. Kids arent getting enough opportunities to build up that activity over the course of the day, Daniels said. Many schools, for economic reasons, dont have any physical education at all. Some rely on recess to provide exercise. Sam Kass, a White House chef and head of first lady Michelle Obamas Lets Move program, stressed the role of schools in a speech to on Monday. We are currently facing the most sedentary generation of children in our history, Kass said. The new study was led by Grant Tomkinson, an exercise physiologist at the University of South Australia. Researchers analyzed 50 studies on running fitness a key measure of cardiovascular health and endurance involving 25 million children ages 9 to 17 in 28 countries from 1964 to 2010. The studies measured how far children could run in 5 to 15 minutes and how quickly they ran a certain distance, ranging from half a mile to two miles. Todays kids are about 15 percent less fit than their parents were, researchers concluded. The changes are very similar for boys and girls and also for various ages, but differed by geographic region, Tomkinson said. The decline in fitness seems to be leveling off in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and perhaps in the last few years in North America. However, it continues to fall in China, and Japan never had much falloff fitness has remained fairly consistent there. About 20 million of the 25 million children in the studies were from Asia. In China, annual fitness test data show the country s students have become slower and fatter over the past several decades. Experts and educators blame an obsession with academic testing scores for Chinas competitive college admissions as well as a proliferation of indoor entertainment options such gaming and web surfing for the decline. Chinas Education Ministry data show that in 2010 male college students ran 1,000 meters (yards) 14 to 15 seconds slower on average than male students who ran a decade earlier. Female students slowed by about 12 seconds in runnin g 800 meters. Motoaki Nito of the Sports and Youth Bureau at Japans Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology sa id there had been a decline in physical fitness among youth since the 1980s. To turn that around, the government has urged municipalities and schools to promote youth fitness. Nito said that this had resulted in a gradual increase of physical strength, which while not equal to levels seen in the 1980s, had reversed the trend. DearPharmacist: What a re the best medications to h elp me sleep? Ive tried all t he natural remedies, I need s omething stronger! V.E., Sacramento, Calif. Answer: Why, as a n ation, do we have trouble s leeping? It should be such a natural act. I urge you to f ind the underlying cause of y our chronic insomnia and t o change your sleep habits b ecause you cant rely on m edication forever. Chronic insomnia may be c aused by sleep apnea and s leeping pills in this case a re dangerous. For some of y ou, a deficiency of your s leep hormone, melatonin, c auses you to wake up very e arly. The point is that sleep d isorders arent always r elated to neurotransmitter i mbalances, so sleeping pills a re not a wet blanketlike e veryone thinks. You can t ake them for awhile, but t hey just mask the underlyi ng problem. Here are the m ost popular medications: Ambien (zolpidem) I ntroduced in 1992, this h elps put you to sleep, and k eep you asleep. Many peop le reported having morning g rogginess, so the makers c ame out with a controlledr elease version in 2005 that w orks longer. Ambien usuall y puts you to sleep within 1 5 to 30 minutes. There are o ther brand names containi ng the same chemical i ngredients such as a subling ual low-dose tablet called Intermezzo that you can t ake in the middle of the n ight. Theres Zolpimist a n oral spray. Every now a nd then you hear a report o f someone sleep-driving, h aving sex, making phone c alls, sleep-walking and c ooking meals. Lunesta (eszopiclone) E verything I said about A mbien applies to this drug. I t is similar in mechanism of action, as well of duration of action. Sonata ( Zaleplon) Again, similar to Ambien, however, it has a very short duration of action. The advantage is you wont have morning grogginess, however the disadvantage is you may be staring at the alarm clock by 3 a.m. Rozerem (Ramelteon) This is my favorite sleep medication because it affects your melatonin receptors, increasing the length of time you sleep. You can start and stop as often as you wish, since there is no physical dependence. The drug may affect prolactin and testosterone levels, so if you use it longterm (greater than 3 or 4 months), have these levels evaluated. Silenor (Doxepine) Introduced in 2010, this medication blocks histamine receptors. It contains the same active ingredient as a popular antidepressant, but in a much lower dose. I like that it does not have addictive potential. Benzodiazepine drugs (temazepam, alprazolam, clonazepam, lorazepam and others) Very affordable, and used for decades, these drugs have strong addictive potential and may cause daytime drowsiness. This category helps with some seizures. Insurance companies may have restrictions on which sleeping pills are covered, and will obviously expect you to buy generic; they often require you to try other approaches to your insomnia first. If anyone is interested in natural herbs or vitamins to help you sleep, Ill send you an expanded version of this article, just sign up for my free newsletter at www.DearPharmacist.com Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page B4 News-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living tv incl; 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 7 BROWN, JEN; 3.639"; 2"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 3 8 2 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/22/13; 0 0 0 3 3 7 2 7 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sharon hoover; 0 0 0 3 3 8 7 6 Healthy Living Prescription sleeping pills may not be what you need Metro Sleeping pills may work for you, but they may be masking an underlying condition, so you should talk to your doctor. Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Study: Kids are less fit than their parents were

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Have you recently been d iagnosed with diabetes? H ave you wondered what y ou could have done to a void this, and how this dise ase is going to change your l ife? Are you confused as to w hat diabetes actually is? Diabetes is the bodys i nability to make or properly u se insulin, which impares t he bodys ability to convert s ugars, starches, and other f oods into energy. Nearly 26 m illion people in the United S tates are affected and a lmost 7 million dont even k now they have the disease y et. Although there is no cure f or diabetes, there is hope. G ood basic foot care is cruc ial in order to prevent f uture foot problems such as a thletes foot, fungal nail i nfections, cracked skin, s ores on the feet, and infect ions which if left untreated c an lead to amputation. At some point and time y ou will eventually hear a bout diabetic ulcers. D iabetic foot ulcers are open s ores occurring in approxim ately 15 percent of patients w ith diabetes. They are comm only located on the bottom o f the foot due to pressure a nd neuropathy. Over time, i ncreased blood sugars dama ge the nerves in the foot, c ausing a reduced or comp lete lack of ability to feel p ain called neuropathy. The n erve damage often can o ccur without pain, and s ome diabetics do not realize t hat they even have it. Anyone who has diabetes c an develop a foot ulcer. N ative Americans, African A mericans, Hispanics and o lder men are more likely to d evelop ulcers. People who u se insulin are at higher risk o f developing a foot ulcer, as a re patients with diabetesr elated kidney, eye and heart d isease. Being overweight a nd using alcohol or tobacco a lso play a role in the develo pment of foot ulcers. You should see a podiatrist soon after being diagnosed with diabetes. When you first visit a podiatrist you will be given a comprehensive foot exam. The diabetic foot exam consists of:Dermatological exam (skin)This part of your exam centers on the skin, hair and nails. Diabetics have a greater risk of dry cracked skin, thickened toenails and athletes foot infections. Sores on the feet can possibly lead to amputation of toes, feet and even legs. Vascular exam (blood flow)The second part of the exam looks at blood flow in the feet and legs. One out of three diabetics will have poor circulation. Poor circulation can lead to difficult to heal sores on the foot.Neurological (nerves)This part of the visit assesses the foots sensations and ability to feel when touched. Nerve damage known as neuropathy affects the foots ability to feel and can even cause chronic pain. In some diabetics, the skin nerve sensation can be diminished. Asimple test can be performed in the office to determine if you have neuropathy.Musculoskeletal (muscles and bones)This final part of the exam checks muscles, joints and areas of pain. Bony deformities like hammertoes and bunions can lead to increased pressure. Areas of increased pressure can cause breakdown and ulcer formation. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, your podiatrist will work with you to prevent diabetic foot problems and keep you on your toes. Podiatrist Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen is located at the Gentle Foot Care Center on US 27. For further questions please call 863-314-9255 or visit www.Gentlefootcarecenter.com/. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 Page B5 LAKELAND COMFORT SHOES; 7.444"; 15.75"; Black plus three; process, 11/17,20,22; 0 0 0 3 3 7 5 5 Keeping diabetics on their toes is vital part of treatment Healthy Living Courtesty photos You should schedule a foot exam that includes dermatological, vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal testing with a podiatrist as soon as you are diagnosed with diabetes in order to avoid any complications that are associated with the disease. Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Outreach events planned Ace Homecare will have t he following community o utreach activities next w eek: Monday 9 a.m., Rest H aven Assisted Living F acility in Zolfo Springs, M usic and Motion; 10:30 a .m., Chatham Point in W auchula, health fair; 1 p .m., Forest Glades A partments in Wauchula, h ealth fair/Music and M otion. Tuesday 10 a.m., C hange of Pace in Sebring, M usic and Motion. Wednesday 8:30 a.m., N ew Concepts in Sebring, M usic and Motion; 10:30 a .m., Crown Point Assisted Living Facility in Sebring, Coping with Life Changes/Gaming. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. For information, call ACE Homecare at 385-7058. Comprehensive Homecare community outreach activities next week include: Monday 1 p.m., caregivers support group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 12:30 p.m., health fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 1 p.m., health fair, Tanglewood, U.S. 27, Sebring.

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Page B6 News-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; nov ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 3 3 4 0 wild game; 5.542"; 5"; Black; lp rotary wild game dinner; 0 0 0 3 3 5 5 5 Religion A von Park Christian Church AVON PARK The annua l Ladies Christmas brunch w ill be at 10 a.m. Saturday, D ec. 7. Contact the church o ffice to attend. Avon Park Christian C hurch is at 1016 W. C amphor (behind the Wells F argo Bank). Call 453-5334 o r email a pcc.2014@yahoo.com with a ny questions or to request i nformation. The church w ebsite is www.firstcchrist ianap.com. Christ Lutheran Church SEBRING Pastor Scott M cLean will preach a serm on titled Where Will You S tand on the Last Day? The church is at 1320 C ounty Road 64, east of the A von Park High School past t he four-way stop sign. For m ore information call 4712 663 or search online at c hristlutheranavonpark.org. Christian Science Church SEBRING The lesson s ermon on Sunday morning i s titled Soul and Body. T he keynote is from I T hessalonians 5:23 pray, . . I pray God your whole s pirit and soul and body be p reserved blameless unto the c oming of our Lord Jesus C hrist. The church is at 154 N. F ranklin St. Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M Downing on Sunday will b ring the message titled The Millennium Kingdom: P art 4. The Wednesday n ight Bible study will not m eet Nov. 27. Church of the Brethren SEBRING On Sunday, P astor Dave Smalley will p reach from II Corinthians 9 :6-15. The title of his serm on will be The Grace God H as Given You. Sunday school will be t aught by Louise Bohrer and t he theme for Sunday is A N ew Relationship, looking a t scripture of Ephesians 2 :11-21. Call 385-1597. The church i s at 700 S. Pine St. Church of Buttonwood Bay SEBRING Pastor Cecil H ess will preach Theres G ood News Tonight as part o f a Thanksgiving service. M usic by the adult choir and L arry Cross. Sunday evening, the cong regation will join the comm unity Thanksgiving service a t Church of the Brethren. The church meets in the r ecreation hall. Call 3821 737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, ... of Whats to Come, with Scripture from Luke 1:68-79. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will preach Give Thanks for Life from Romans 8:1-11. Sunday evening, he will preach The Blame Game from John 8. The midweek service, Thanksgiving week, will be held on Tuesday (and then back to Wednesdays after that). To listen to Faith Baptist Sunday morning sermons, visit the website, www.faithbaptistchurchLP.co m, or call 465-0060.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRINGSunday,thech urchcelebratesChrist the KingSunday after Pentecost.GuestPastor Tony Doucheswill deliver hissermon,Here Comes The Judge. The church will again host a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. This meal is for those of any age group singles, couples and families who are alone or in need. Meals can also be delivered to shut ins. No monetary donations will be accepted on Thanksgiving Day from those who are eating, this is not a fundraiser. There is only one requirement to qualify make a reservation by Nov 25.Call the church with how many will be attending or how many meals need to be delivered. Dinner will be servered from noon till 3 p.m. Call the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 3857848.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING The pastors sermon on Sunday will be Which Side of the Cross Are You On from Luke 23:33-43. Assisting during the Communion service will be Elders Marla Null and Linda Ellis, servers Joyce Winstel and Carol Chandler. Greeting the congregation will be Diane Beidler. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peers sermon on Sunday will be First in Ten. The Thanksgiving Community Service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Brethren. At 9:30 a.m. Monday, the Sanctuary will be decorated for the Christmas holidays. There will be a joint meeting of the Session and the board of directors at 4 p.m. in the conference room. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107 for details.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Remembering Thanksgiving based on Psalm 97. Special music will be a mens trio comprised of Don Antonson, Bob Brock and Gene McEndree singing a Thanksgiving hymn. Tickets to the Womens Ministries Christmas luncheon on Dec. 7 will be available before and after worship service Sunday and Dec. 1. In the adult Sunday school class, Johnson is teaching from the denominational quarterly. This unit is titled The God of Our Salvation. Sundays lesson is titled God With Us. There will be no Bible study Wednesday. The church will be closed Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The Mens Fellowship will not meet today. Friday, there will be no Childrens Ministry or youth group. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). For questions, call 453-3242 or check the website, avonparkapchurch.com.First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING Rev. A.C. Bryant will continue with the study of Acts for his Sunday sermon topic. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon Sunday will be Grateful to Whom my Dear? with scripture from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and Psalms 103:1-5. The service will include singing by Warchak. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693 for information.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haasmessage Sunday will be Three Kernels of Corn using Deuteronomy 26:1-11. Devotions to prepare for the sermon and recent sermons are available at www.memorialumc.com. Sunday night, Memorial will be the host church for the Lake Placid Ministerial Associations Community Thanksgiving Service. The offering taken at this service Church News Ayoung college student wrote her parents the following letter: Dear Mom and Dad, I thought I would write you a short note to fill you in on some things that are happening in my life. I have fallen in love with a guy named Biff. We have been going steady for three months now. Although he quit high school to get married when he was 17, his divorce was finalized last week. We plan to get married next month. To save money, I have moved in with him until then (I think I may be pregnant). By the way, I dropped out of college but would like to go back sometime down the line. Love you! The parents were in shock! Their precious, little girl was throwing her life away! The mother then turned to the second page, and it read as follows: Dear Mom and Dad, Everything I have written so far in this letter is absolutely NOTTRUE! It is true, however, that I failed Psychology, but I just wanted to put things in perspective. Putting things in perspective is often a very good thing for us to do. It helps us to understand that things are not quite as bad as we would think, or it helps us to see certain situations as better than they appear. There is an old saying that many parents teach their children when trying to help them learn the difference between right and wrong. It says, What would Jesus do in my place? The interesting point to this saying is that it truly helps us put things in their very best perspective. Nevertheless, many adults would find it trivial to use such a childish tactic in their lives, because their lives are so extremely complicated. Well, that is ones pride doing the talking. In everything we do, we should use Jesus, our perfect example, as our standard for lifes difficult problems. In 1 Peter 2:21, the apostle wrote, To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. And, Jesus taught in John 13:15, I have set you an example that you should do as I ha ve done for you. The next time you have a difficult time deciding whether to tell a lie, cheat on a test, drink a beer, smoke a cigarette, spread a rumor, use bad language, overstate your qualifications, or understate your income taxes, then ask yourself one question: What would Jesus do in my place? You might find the answer more easily when you put the question in a more Christ-like perspective. Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway. On the Internet visit www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail sebringparkway@sebringcoc.co m/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not ncessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Looking with the proper perspective Kevins Komments Kevin Patterson Interfaith Thanksgiving service setSEBRING The Sebring area community interfaith Thanksgiving service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, across from The Palms. This annual event brings all faiths together under the theme Blessed is the Nation Whose God is the Lord. Participants include Rev. David Smalley, host pastor; Rev. Cecil Hess, Church of Buttonwood Bay; George Hensley, mayor of Sebring; Father Jose Gonzalez, St. Catherine Catholic Chjurch; Rev. Sheila Swnager, St. John united Methodist Church; Howard Salles, Temple Israel, Chaplain Paul Joria, Kenilworth Care Center; Major Bruce Stefanik, The Salvation Army; Rev. Darrell Peer, First Presbyterian Church; Bishop Steve Austin, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Father Scott Walker, St. Agnes Episcopal Church; Rev. Jimmie Baker, Lorida Church of the Brethren; and Rev. Tim Cain, St. John United Methodist Church. Special musical selections will be presented by the Highlands County Chorus, Heartland Harmonizers barbershoppers, the Sounds of Sebring, the Wings of Faith Choir, solorist John MCClure, and instrumentalist Frances Dixon Taylor. An offering will be received at the service, which will benefit the fund for needy families and distributed by the Sebring Ministerial Association, sponsor of the service. The public is invited to this ecumenical service of thanksgiving. For more information, call 382-1737. Sebring Christian offers daily devotionalSEBRING Sebring Christian Church is offering free copies of the daily devotional, The Story of God with Us. Call the church office at 382-6676 to request a copy or log on to the new web page at sebringchristianchurch.com and request a copy. At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec 9 at 7 p.m. will be the annual Ladies Christmas Tea. The special guest speaker, Jill McGaffigan, is published author of Run with Abandon, as well as specialguest soloist Nelly Ford. There is no cost to attend this ladies-only event, but guests are asked to RSVPby calling 3826676no later than Thursday, Dec. 6 to attend .Nativity display begins Nov. 30AVON PARK The third annual Christmas Nativity display will be held Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1 at Continued on page B7 RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sun publishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Suns from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor, NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on page B7 Snapshots

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 Page B7 Religion w ill be split between Manna M inistries in Lake Placid and New T estament Mission in Sebring. T hose attending are encouraged to a lso bring non-perishable food i tems for those in need. No youth activities due to the T hanksgiving holiday this week. For more information, call 4652 422. The church is at 500 Kent A ve. behind the Tower in Lake P lacid. New Beginnings SEBRING Pastor Gary Kindle w ill preach Sunday on The T hankful Leper from Luke 17:111 9. Holy Communion is celebrated m onthly. The church worships at The M orris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce A ve. Call 835-2405 for informat ion. New Life Lutheran Church (ELS) SEBRING Pastor Luke Willitz w ill preach Sunday onChrist The K ing from Luke 23:35-43. For information, visit the website at www.newlifesebring.com.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson will be Beginning Of the Tabernacle taken from Exodus 40. The Sunday evening service will not be a sing. Wednesdays Bible study is in Colossians. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 382-3552 or 273-9819.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Pastor Shiela Swanger on Sunday will bring the message Thanks-Giving with scripture reading from Matthew 25:31-46. Nursery is available for all three services.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon will be Gods Blessings and Our Responses on Sunday. After service the newly renovated steeple will be dedicated. Continued from B6 Resurrection Lutheran Church. The hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Burke Fellowship Hall behind the church at 324 E. Main St. at Memorial Drive. All are invited to enjoy the historic and unique Nativity displays. Refreshments will be available and a free will offering will be accepted but not required.LP Christian Ministerial Association plan Community Thanksgiving ServiceLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association has planned a Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Memorial United Methodist Church at 500 Kent Ave. is the host church. Pastors and musicians from many churches are working together to praise the Lord with Scripture, songs, and lessons. The offering taken that evening will be split between Manna Ministries in Lake Placid and New Testament Mission in Sebring. If you attend, bring non-perishable items for those in need. Both of these organizations share the love of Jesus Christ with the neediest of the communities. The Lake Placid Christia n Ministerial Association meets at 8 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the conference room of Florida Hospital in Lake Placid. At these meetings area church pastors and representatives from various local ministries share ideas, encourage one another, and pray for each other. Continued from B6 Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING Faith Lutheran Church will be screening a new faith and family friendly film called Finding Faith on Saturday, Dec. 7. Faith Lutheran Church will also be hosting the star of the film, Erik Estrada, to the screening. Estrada is best known for his leading role in the television series, ChiPs. Since that program, he has appeared in a long list of movies, television shows, and reality programs. Estrada is also the National Celebrity Spokesman for the Safe SurfinFoundation the creators of the film Finding Faith. Finding Faith is a full-length narrative motion picture that tells the true story of how a family found faithin their battle to find and rescue their 14-year-old daughter Faith, who accidentally falls victim to an online predator. The screening is part of a national awareness tour, Estrada and the films creator and executive director for the Safe SurfinFoundation are doing to bring consciousness to this issue. Visit the films website at www.FindingFaithFilm.com. New faith-based movie to premiere at Faith LutheranP l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at www.fbcap.net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t C a t h e r i n e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com; website, www.stcathe.com. School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t J a m e s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.C H R I S T I A N C o r n e r s t o n e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. E a s t s i d e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, pianist; and John Thomas, organist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 4534851. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 4461339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP

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Page B8 News-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 www.newssun.com Religion John was a gifted maintenance m an. He was a valued member of t he church staff where I served in p astoral ministry. He was dependa ble and willing to work long hours a s needed for special church events. Then John began to report to w ork late or call off sick. His work p erformance suffered from his freq uent absences. It was my job to s upervise him. At first, John r esponded positively and we met p eriodically for review of his job. One Friday afternoon John asked t o leave early for a doctors appointm ent. Later, I received a call from M ary, his wife, with a desperate t one in her voice. She had called for h im but, of course, he was not at w ork. When I told her that he had l eft early for a doctors appointment, s he called the doctors office, only t o find that he didnt have an a ppointment that day. Late that evening Mary called b ack asking for help. John was home, having returned from several hours at the race track. He had literally blown his entire paycheck on the horses. She was ready to leave him as she was fed up with his addiction to compulsive gambling and financial stress on their family. It was very clear that John was consumed by his gambling addiction. It was too late to save his job as I was forced to terminate him. This crisis, however, became a turning point for John. He was admitted to a treatment center for compulsive gamblers. I stopped to visit with John and had prayer with him. There was hope that his life could be changed and his marriage might be saved. I dont know the outcome as I havent seen John in many years. However, like most compulsive gamblers, he may struggle with addiction recovery the rest of his life. Pray for those in your community, like John, who are caught in the addictive cycle of compulsive gambling. Offer them a way of hope for recovery through faith in God. It is estimated that more than 5 million Americans are problem gamblers. It may be comparable to alcohol and smoking addictions. Treatment programs and Gamblers Anonymous groups are growing across the country to address this crisis. It is ironic, however, that churches, community agencies and nonprofit organizations in our communities are promoting so-called softer forms of gambling, such as bingos, casino nights, fairs, raffles, and other games of chance, to support their budgets or to fund charitable causes. Yet, the same persons who are addicted to compulsive gambling, turn to these same charitable organizations for help in their time of crisis and financial need. As Christians we are called by God to promote personal lifestyles and standards that make it undesirable to resort to any forms of gambling. As an act of faith and reliance upon God to supply every material need, Christians are called to abstain from all forms of gambling, yet, also to provide ministry to those victimized by the practice. Peter declared, They are experts in greed ... They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity ... a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him (II Peter 2:14, 19, The Holy Bible, NIV) The hymn writer has penned these powerful words: Once I was bound by sins-galling fetters, chained and enslaved I struggled in vain. But I received a Glorious Freedom when Jesus broke my fetters and chains. Freedom from fear and selfish amb ition, freedom from envy, hatred and strife. Freedom in Christ, my blessed Redeemer, Glorious Freedom has transformed my life. Refrain: Glorious Freedom, Wonderful Freedom, no more in chains of sin I repine. Jesus, the gl orious emancipator, now and forever, He shall be mine. Amen! (Excerpts taken from an original article written by David L. Cowles and published in the Your Faith page of the Newark Advocate, 200 0) David L. Cowles is a retired chaplain, free lance writer, musician, and social worker. He directs Pacer Ministries with special focus on Jail and Prison Ministries in Highlands and Polk counties. His weekly columns appeared for six years in The Advocate in Newark, Ohio. Compulsive gambling threatens 5 million American families Guest Column David L. CowlesE P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221. E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e s 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. N e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c h 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlifesebring.com R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, AvonPark. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following 10:30 a.m. service. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T r i n i t y L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fifth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3year-olds. Seasonal Mid-Week Services each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church office at 465-5253 or visit the website at www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. Other activities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c h 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r y Restoring Lives, Families & Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 8352405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries.com. U n i o n C h u r c h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. P R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C A ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email: faith@strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group 6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. S p r i n g L a k e P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( U S A ) 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.S E V E N T H D A Y A D V E N T I S T A v o n P a r k S e v e n t h d a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org S e b r i n g S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.T H E C H U R C H O F L A T T E R D A Y S A I N T S T h e C h u r c h o f J e s u s C h r i s t o f L a t t e r D a y S a i n t s 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.T H E S A L V A T I O N A R M Y T h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y C e n t e r f o r W o r s h i p Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. M e m o r i a l U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. S t J o h n U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 3821736. www.stjohnsebring.org S p r i n g L a k e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U N I T E D C H U R C H O F C H R I S T E m m a n u e l U n i t e d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP

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DearAbby: My 23-yearo ld daughter is out of control a nd has been since she was 1 6. She has a 2-year-old d aughter, but she lives her l ife on the edge. She spends h er days on the Internet m eeting strange men and g oing out with them in priv ate places. On the weeke nds, she drops her daughter h ere and takes off. She has a history of drug a nd alcohol abuse and prostit ution, but swears she only d rinks alcohol now. I get so w orried and upset I find m yself yelling at her and tryi ng to prevent her from leavi ng with these strange men. S he thinks Im trying to cont rol her life when Im actuall y trying to save her. What should I do? Im gett ing too old to be stressing o ut about what shes doing a nd who shes with. Stressed-Out in California DearStressed-Out: You c ant save your daughter. U ntil she realizes she needs h elp, and is willing to accept i t and change her life, she is u nreachable. You can, howe ver, talk to an attorney about g aining legal custody of your g randchild. Terrible things can happen t o women who do what your d aughter is doing. That little g irl needs safety, consistency a nd stability, and it appears y ou are the only relative she h as who is capable of giving i t to her. Please dont wait. DearAbby: I read the o bituaries in our local newsp aper every day to see if s omeone I know has died. B ut when I dont see any f amiliar name, I feel let down and disappointed. Is that weird? Still Alive in San Diego Dear Still Alive: People read the obituary section for various reasons, including the fact that some of the deceased have lived very interesting lives. Some do it hoping they wont find their own name listed. If they see the name of an acquaintance, they may feel sadness at the loss or sympathy for the family, knowing each death leaves a hole in someones heart. But to feel let down seems to me like a lack of empathy, and in my opinion, it is weird. DearAbby: Please remind your readers that it is the job of retail workers to help customers. We are not liars or stupid because our store happens to be out of a toy that an angry parent must have this holiday season. It is amazing how this years hot toy item can turn parents into monsters. I had one parent ask me after finding out that we were out of stock on a certain toy, What am I supposed to do now? I suggested looking online, but what I really wanted to say was, Take your kids to help out at a homeless shelter so they can count their blessings! Santas Helper in Iowa City DearSantas Helper: Ill remind them, but the parents you describe are under pressure because they dont want to disappoint their kids. To the panicked parent who asks, What am I supposed to do now? you could respond by saying, Now you go to Plan B. Then suggest some other toy the child would like even though its not his or her No. 1 choice. While I think the comment you would like to make (but keep suppressing) is an excellent suggestion, it would not be an appropriate one to make in a situation like this. 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. Good advice for everyone teens to seniors is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It. To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 22, 2013 Page B9 Solution, B5 Diversions/Puzzles Moms wild lifestyle puts daughters well-being at risk Dear Abby By JAKE COYLE APFilm WriterAconsiderable upgrade o ver the first Hunger G ames movie, Catching F ire comes across more like a remake than a sequel. In the adaptation of the s econd installation in S uzanne Collinsyoung a dult trilogy, theres certainl y plenty that has changed. R ebellion against the totalit arian rule of President Snow ( Donald Sutherland) in the 1 2 districts of Panem is g rowing. Katniss Everdeen ( Jennifer Lawrence) is now a b eloved hero with the weight o f celebrity on her should ers. And Philip Seymour H offman, bless him, has f ound his way into the proc eedings. Yet the general plot a j ourney from Katnisspoor h ometown of District 12 to a c limactic game of human h unting in the arena, with h igh-speed train rides and t raining sessions in between is identical to the first Hunger Games. More has shuffled behind t he camera, and The H unger Games: Catching F ire is much the better for i t. Francis Lawrence (I Am L egend) has taken over d irecting from Gary Ross, w hose poor handling of the f irst film didnt stop it from b ecoming a sensation. L awrence has given the film ( the budget was nearly doub led) a more settled environm ent heavy on greys and a m ore appropriately grave e motional atmosphere. These a re kids being forced to kill o ther kids, the franchise s eems to have realized. Catching Fire opens w ith Katniss back in District 1 2, haunted by the experie nces of her first Hunger G ames. There, too, is her flame Gale (Liam Hemsworth), whos slaving away in the mines. (Hemsworth, a nonentity in both films, makes about as convincing a miner as Ben Stillers Zoolander did.) But Katnisssuccess in the Hunger Games was partly due to her for-publicity-sake romance with her co-winner Peeta (Josh Hutcherson, who seems about half the height of the screen-dominating Lawrence). President Snow, aware of the put-on, insists they keep up the charade to help pacify the uprising. Theres an ironic satire of modern celebrity somewhere in Catching Fire. Katniss has become famous only to find it a trap. As her Hunger Games coach Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) says, You never get off this train. Lawrence isnt so different. The Hunger Games, along with her more interesting work in Winters Bone and Silver Linings Playbook, has made her an enormous star. She is quite literally the girl on fire, as Katniss is nicknamed. When shes trotted out with Peeta on a victory tour of the 12 districts to feed the monster that is, to distract the masses with their tabloid romance one cant help but see The Hunger Games as the same kind of diversion. Its dystopia-lite: a bloody tale of oppression watered down for a PG-13 rating. The act doesnt work as Snow intended. On the tour, we get glimpses of protesters, emboldened by Katniss, swiftly snuffed out by Storm Trooper-like guards. (Any actual dying in The Hunger Games always happens just off screen). With his plotting new adviser (Hoffman, adding a dose of intrigue), Snow announces a twist: The next Hunger Games will be fought between former Games winners. He hopes these Hunger Games will reveal in the reality show broadcast of the event Katniss as a killer, not a symbol of populist hope. The most pleasing moment in Catching Fire comes when these other former Victors a motley crew of veteran warriors is introduced. Among the bone-crushing murder professionals is, of all people, Jeffrey Wright. He proves a cunning brainiac. Back are Elizabeth Banks (as the Capitol escort Effie), Lenny Kravitz (as Katniss pyrotechnic stylist) and, easily the high point of both movies, Stanley Tucci as the campy broadcast emcee Caesar. Among the newcomers, Sam Claflin, as the arrogant Hunger Games veteran Finnick Odair, has a mischievous charm. But Catching Fire is, to be sure, Lawrences show. The exaggerated world of The Hunger Games, with its cartoonish decadents, teenage Roman gladiators and theatrical allegory, would overwhelm most young actors. But Lawrence (convincingly tormented in this film) has a calm sincerity and steely determinism that cuts through it all. Katnissrise is hers, too. Catching Fire an upgrade for franchise Courtesy Murray Close/MCT Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson, left) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Movie Review Catching Fire Rating: PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language) Running time: xxx minutes Review: (of 4)

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