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07 9099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, December 6-7, 2013 Volume 94/Number 145 | 50 cents www.newssun .com Classifieds A6 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA4 Healthy LivingB5 Religion B6 Movie ReviewB9 Places to WorshipB7 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Index Fog, then sun High 84 Low 63Details, A10 WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 2 District win Streaks hold off DeSoto SPORTS, B1 Katara Simmons/News Sun Sebring Mayor George Hensley is entering into his last holiday season as mayor of the City on the Circle. Hensley announced he will not be running for re-election for mayor in the summer after completing five terms in the position. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING After 30 years of s erving the City of Sebring and nearl y 50 years after he rode into town f or the first time on an early-morning t rain, Mayor George Hensley is neari ng the end of his time as the face of S ebring. Hensley announced that he would n ot be running for re-election as m ayor of Sebring in the summer. H ensleys graceful bowing out of the o ffice will end his five-term run w hen his final stint as mayor ends in M arch. As Hensleys holiday season gears up, the humble mayor looked back at his many decades of work in the city of Sebring and a lifetime of memories spanning six decades. Hensley arrived in Sebring for the first time in September of 1954. I came down on the train. I arrived in Sebring at about 4 oclock in the morning. I had no idea where I was so I was given a ride to town by the railway express package handler. I sat in the old hotel lobby until about 6 (a.m.), Hensley recalled. It was just a little town to me. I came from a small town, smaller than Sebring. The young Hensley had traveled to meet a young Nancy Heacock, who T h e f a c e o f S e b r i n g Hensley grateful for chance to serve his city KITCHEN GIFTSIDEASFOR EVERYBUDGET INSIDEONB10 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Over the course of the past three years, there have been several suggestions to alleviate space constraints of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. When plans for a new building stalled, sheriffs officials established a headquarters at the Liberty Star Plaza on U.S. 27 south of Sebring and parceled out other functions to other places including a property and evidence facility at the county-owned location on Kenilworth Blvd. Tuesday, Highlands County commissioner Ron Handley floated a new idea to solve the problem. What if we build out the location we were going to use for property and evidence and move them there? he asked. We already have a request for proposals for an architect f or a property and evidence building. We could put that right across the parking lot and the site work already h as been done. Handley, who is a contractor, noted that the plan could expedite the sheriffs project and give the law enforcement operation a solid new structure for property and evidence. He sugCounty eyes new location for HCSO See HENSLEY, A5 News-Sun f ile County Commissioners discussed a plan to move the Investigations division of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office from its current location in Liberty Star Plaza to this county-owned building on Kenilworth Boulevard. See HCSO, A3 News-Sun file T he county decided Tuesday to move forward with land purchases needed to upgrade the intersection at Youth Care Lane and Sebring Parkway. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It was a long and complicated discussion about property at the intersection of the Sebring Parkway and Youth Care Lane. But at the end, Highlands County commissioners agreed Tuesday to have staff prepare a contract for sale and purchase of portions of two properties to make a turn lane there. It is a problem that has dragged on for years. Commissioners had earlier balked at some of the prices but finally agreed that the project should move forward as costs would not be going down. Additionally, officials of Yarbrough Tire, whose corner property is involved in the deal, have been working with the county and appeared also to be ready to move. You dont understand how badly we want this done, said owner Danny Yarbrough. Thirty days ago at the Avon Park (vs. Sebring football) game we had a seven-car accident there right out in front. It has gotten to be a safety issue, especially when school lets out. I want it done. I want Phase II done. In taking action to move ahead, commissioners agree d to pay up to $516,000, doling the money out as each phase of the work was comBoard moves forward on Parkway intersection Commissioners vote to buy land needed to upgrade Parkway at Youth Care Lane George Hensley Sebring mayorIve wanted to have a smiley face to represent the city and be as kind as I possibly can to our constituents. I trust that Ive done that. Proposal made to use building on Kenilworth See PARKWAY, A3 By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comSEBRING If you want t o take part in the ABATE T oy Run this year, you better h urry. Line up starts at 11 a.m. S aturday tomorrow a nd kickstands go up at 1 p .m. Each year, the Toy Run collects unwrapped toys from collection stations throughout Highlands County and from participants, who each bring an unwrapped toy as part of their admission. The Toy Run also buys shoes and clothes for children each year in time for Christmas, even as late as 11 p.m. Christmas Eve, said organizer Tina Bennett of the American Bikers Aim Toward Education Inerstate Chapter. Last year, the Toy Run helped 90 children from 36 families, Bennett said. This year so far she has 96 kids and 37 families on the Christmas list. The Toy Run will also help 10 children through the 10th Judicial Districts Guardian ad Litem program, she said. Bennett said she has had a requests to help up to 14 more families, but said she wont interview any more ABATE Toy Run hits the road Saturday See ABATE, A3Appeal denied INSIDEONA2Honoring veterans for holiday meal PHOTOSONA3


Page A2 News-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 Fill the Truck at W almart SaturdayWalmart and The S alvation Army will be h osting a Fill The Truck t oy drive in the Sebring a nd Avon Park Walmart p arking lots from 9 a.m. u ntil 5 p.m. on Saturday. Walmart customers can d ropped off a new, u nwrapped toy at the t rucks that will be in the p arking lot of each store. A ktion Club offers gift wrapping SEBRING The Aktion C lub of Highlands County w ill be wrapping gifts duri ng the holiday season at L akeshore Mall. The club will be wrapp ing presents from 4-8 p .m., Dec. 6-18, at the form er Sprint store in the F ood Court near between R ainbow and Cindy's Nails a nd across from Piercing P agoda. Packages, whether p urchased in the mall or s omewhere else, can be w rapped for a donation. T here will be a variety of h oliday paper, bows, b oxes, gift bags and tags a vailable. All proceeds will benefit t he Aktion Club which will b e using the funds to help b uy Christmas gifts, food a nd clothing for local n eedy children who receive s ervices from Gulf Central E arly Steps program in H ighlands County and the F amily Safehouse of H ighlands County. There will be a tree at t he store featuring ornam ents with items listed on t hem that these children n eed this season. Shoppers c an pick an item, buy it a nd bring it back to the c lub for them to wrap for f ree. Last year the Aktion C lub adopted 36 needy c hildren in Highlands C ounty during the holiday s eason. Aktion Club is a civic g roup, sponsored by the K iwanis Club of Sebring, c onsisting of adults with d isabilities. For more details or to m ake a donation, call A ktion Club Advisor Cindy M arshall at 452-1295, ext. 1 24. Legion to hold bazaar AVON PARK A C hristmas Bazaar will be h eld at American Legion P ost 69, 1301 W. Bell St., f rom 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. S aturday. Families will be a ble to have their picture t aken with Santa Claus and t here will be baked goods f or sale as well as craft i tems and a white elephant t able. There will be a raffle for a 32-inch Emerson LED H DTVat 6 p.m. One does n ot have to be present to w in. Lunch will be offered f rom noon to 2 p.m. for $5. M oney raised from the b azaar will help the Legion w ith maintenance, but m ostly to help homeless a nd needy veterans. Caladium Arts and Crafts Co-op plans caroling LAKE PLACID Come j oin the Caladium Arts and C rafts Cooperative for oldf ashion Christmas caroling w ith Gary Filip and his s tudents on the next st F riday Tour Lake Placid. E veryone is welcome to c ome and have some fun a nd join in the singing 5-8 p .m. There will be crafters in t he classroom, Artist of the M onth, gift basket, persona lized Christmas ornam ents, Tea tickets for that special someone for Christmas and shopping for that unique one-of-akind Christmas gift. Light refreshments will be served. The Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-operative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information on becoming a member, call 6995940 or visit the website at has Craft BoutiqueAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lakes annual Craft Boutique is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Start Christmas shopping with a large selection of handmade gift, home, and personal items. The Crafters Cafe will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with breakfast pastries, coffee, homemade soups, hot dogs and more.Buttonwood Squares plans first danceSEBRING Buttonwood Squares will host the first square dance of the season on today at Buttonwood Bay RV Resort. Rounds begin at 7 p.m. with Mike Gormley cueing. Squares begin at 7:30 with Nelson Wakeman calling. Snacks are served and square dance attire is optional.High School Rodeo begins todayZOLFO SPRINGS Florida High School Rodeo comes to Reality Ranch this weekend. Junior High School Rodeo will be at 7 p.m. Friday. High School Rodeo is set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with open team roping fundraiser for FHSRAset for 7 p.m. Call Luke Cantiu, (863) 7814202, for information on the High School Rodeo events. Cowboy Church will be at 8 a.m. Sunday and more rodeo activity follows at 9 a.m. Free admission. Concessions will be available. The ranch is at 1942 State Road 66. Call Randy Johnson at (863) 781-1578 for more information.Lights and music at Under the OaksAVON PARK There will be Christmas lightsand country/bluegrass and gospel musicat Under The Oaks Opry at 7 and 2 p.m. Sunday. This free, family event will not have alcohol served. It ishosted by G.W. Saunders at3501 Beck Ave. Call 253-0771 or like Under The Oaks Opry on Facebook for information.Reflections plans entertainmentAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake is hosting a dance featuring Dan Patrick from 7:3010:30 p.m. today. Cost is $5. Take your own drinks and snacks; ice will be provided. The public is welcome. Terry Connolly will bring his show to Reflections on Silver Lake at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Connolly has a huge repertoire of music, covering everything from Irish folk to big band to pop to country. His shows are full of variety and include lots of Community Briefs Continued on A5 This weeks question: Do you think Black Friday mania has gotten out of hand? Yes 94.6% No 5.4% Total votes: 185 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Dec. 3 712414459MB: 3x3Next jackpot $291 millionNov. 29 941434757MB: 5x4 Nov. 26 2744597475MB: 3x5 Dec. 4 2610324146x:3Next jackpot $40 millionNov. 30 182129303545x:5 Nov. 27 2820333549x:5 Dec. 4 38102730 Dec. 3 28172429 Dec. 2 419242527 Dec. 1 116293236 Dec. 4 (n) 3632 Dec. 4 (d) 2695 Dec. 3 (n) 5772 Dec. 3 (d) 3565 Dec. 4 (n) 312 Dec. 4 (d) 634 Dec. 3 (n) 557 Dec. 3 (d) 739 Dec. 3 3836393 Nov. 29 1218434414 Nov. 26 715222316 Nov. 22 124303512 Dec. 4 69113144 PB: 25Next jackpot $100 millionNov. 30 526444557 PB: 29 Nov. 27 1825505557 PB: 17 Lottery Center By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comBRADENTON Two Avon Park residents Curtis B. Jackson, 70, and Shirley E. Jackson, 65 were in serious condition at Blake Medical Center in Manatee County Thursday after they were thrown from a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle when it hit a deer on State Road 64. According to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report, the vehicle was traveling eastbound on State Road 64 when a deer attempted to cross the road, moving into the path of the vehicle 1.1 miles east of Dam Road in Manatee County. The front of the Harley struck the deer and the motorcycle overturned, landing on its left side. The motorcycle then slid 316 feet and came to rest in the eastbound lane of S.R. 64. Both Jackson were thrown off the motorcycle. Neither was wearing a helmet, the FHPreported. By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comAVON PARK After her lawsuit against the City of Avon Park and several employees was turned down by U.S. District Court Judge Donald Graham last month, former city employee Sally Perry asked him to reconsider. He did, but he didnt change his ruling. Graham issued an order on Tuesday that he was denying her wish for relief from final judgement, to have a rehearing, or to have his previous judgement reconsidered, altered or amended. City Manager Julian Deleon issued a statement Thursday expressing his pleasure with the ruling. We have prevailed for three consecutive times in federal court on the Perry matter, he stated in his email. He also said the city has filed a motion to have Perry pay the citys legal fees in the matter, but Graham has not yet ruled on that. But we expect to recoup all taxpayersfunds, Deleon wrote. Before dismissing the case on Oct. 30, Graham ruled on a request by Perry for summary judgement, found in favor of the city and said Perry, a 15-year employee of the city, would recover nothing from the case. The case dates back to July 27, 2012, involving the inspection of two vehicles Perry used in her job with the city. She alleged that her supervisor, Jimmy Runner, and coworker Brenda Sliva overstepped their authority by inspecting more than the condition of the car by opening the glove compartment, looking behind and under the seats and then searching her handbag. Perry alleged she was told by Police Commander Jason Lister that as an employee of the city, she had no rights in the matter. She told the News-Sun that everything inside her handbag was scrutinized and she alleged that she was deprived of constitutional rights and the city failed to protect those rights. She named Deleon, Sliva, Runner and Lister as defendants. The court had dismissed claims against Sliva, Lister, Runner and Deleon on Jan. 22. Then on Sept. 3, the court ruled against Sally Perry, citing that the citys personnel policy allowed city officials to search her handbag. The policy also stated that anything brought onto city property is subject t o inspection, including personal equipment, clothing, property and belongings, including such items as car trunk s and lunch bags. Perrys lawsuit against AP denied again AP couple hurt when Harley hits deer Courtesy pho to Thanksgiving came early this year for the 150 people who gathered to celebrate the 2013 Nu-Hope Thanksgiving Dinner. The annual event, held on Nov. 21 at the Bert Harris Ag Civic Center, included seniors from throughout Highlands County, dozens of community volunteers and dignitaries, and Nu-Hope Elder Care Services staff members. Members of the local 4-H club created centerpieces and helped to decorate the tables. Kelly Yeomans, from Florida Home Health, thrilled the group with her amazing singing. Rev. Miller of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ led the blessing. Civil servants and community volunteers, including Capt. Paul Blackman (pictured) and other members of the Sheriffs Office, Lake Placid Police Department, city and county governments, RSVP, and members of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, assisted in the serving of the meal. 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g ested that should construction not be comp leted by a Feb. 28 lease deadline for the L iberty Star location, the operation might be m oved into portable units on a temporary b asis. Saying that the Liberty Star configuration i s a storefront, much the same as the site on K enilworth Boulevard, it could represent a c ost savings by spending the money on cons truction rather than rent in a similar type of b uilding. We could build that out in two and a half y ears and not be out of pocket one penny, h e said. I think it is a better alternative. The discussion had stemmed from a staff a p roposal for a lease agreement for the curr ent Liberty Star location. Commissioners i nked the original pact in 2009 with an e xtension signed in 2012. Highlands County Assistant Administrator R andy Vosburg said the current accord w ould end on Feb. 28 of next year and had p roposed a new lease which would expire S ept. 30. That would take us at the current cost t hrough the end of the fiscal year, Vosburg s aid. There would be two years after that w ith an increase in rent. The landlord has a dded in a maintenance fee as the building b egins to age. Vosburg told commissioners the first year w ould be about a 9 percent increase in rent o ver current costs, with a subsequent 2 perc ent increase the following year. Handley maintained the rental cost over t ime would run in the neighborhood of $ 300,000 and contended that his plan could b e realized for about the same amount. Other than a sprinkler system, if that is required, all you are talking about is building partitioning, drywall, wiring, plumbing and air conditioning work. I dare say you could do it for $300,000. He also noted that since the Kenilworth location is an 18,000-square-foot building, there still would be storage available for the sheriffs office, the Supervisor of Elections and the countys facilities department. To me, it makes sense if we can work the logistics of it. Id rather see the money go into a building we already own, said Commissioner Jim Brooks. County Administrator June Fisher said county staff would begin working on the project immediately. Nobody from the Highlands County Sheriffs office was present at Tuesdays commission session to respond to the suggestion. Sheriff Susan Benton said her office was formulating a reply. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 Page A3 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main A rhr top of ad stack; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 4 KUZNARIK, SHIRLEY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main a gifted magi; 0 0 0 3 4 1 9 2 Continued from A1 until after Saturdays Toy Run, to see how she does with donations. We dont know until Saturday morning, Bennett said. It depends on the turnout. Shes hoping that turnout will be huge. She has 210 event T-shirts to give to riders, but hopes to give them all out and have to order more. Riders who get there early will also get to hang out with Santa Claus, who will be riding on the back of a trike (three-wheel) motorcycle, Bennett said. Boxes will be left at local stores until Dec. 11 to collect as many toys as possible, she said. The run itself will line up at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Blue Crab Restaurant, 825 N. Ridgewood Drive in Sebring, and leave at 1 p.m. under police escort, said Mike Scheldone, ABATE member. It will run up to Avon Park, then follow U.S. 27 south to Lake Placid, then return to the Sebring Circ le and end at Elks Lodge No 1529 at 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. in Sebring for a 50/50 drawing, an auction and a turkey dinner, Scheldone said. Admission to the dinner is $10 for people who werent in the ride but want to join the festivities. For details, reservation s or to have a family considered for help this year, ca ll Bennett at 863-381-9516. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun The Highlands County Sheriffs Office currently uses Liberty Star Plaza on U.S. 27 south of Sebring as headquarters for 70 deputies and staff, but increased costs for the lease on the location have the county looking for alternatives like a county-owned building on Kenilworth Boulevard. County explores moving HCSO personnel out of Liberty Star ABATE collecting toys once again Katara Simmons/News-Sun Fred Edwards (left) of American Legion Post 74 is served food Thursday by Russ Rooster Danser during a special veterans luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church in Sebring. More than 120 plates of food were served during the luncheon. T he event was sponsored by the Highlands County Veterans Assistance Team. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Chance Jordan, 2, Dasan Jordan, 4, and their mom, veteran Danielle Jordan, smile for the camera Thursday during the veterans luncheon in Sebring. Danielle is the youngest v eteran in Highlands County and is completely disabled after she sustained injuries while serving in Iraq. Veterans honored with holiday meal Katara Simmons/News-Sun Joe Wortman of the Highlands County Veterans Assistance Team introduces World War II veteran Bob Glisson on Thursday during an appreciation luncheon in Sebring. Glisson was introduced as the oldest veteran in attendance during the luncheon. He was an Air Force pilot. Katara Simmon/ News-Sun V ietnam veteran J ohn Welling of Lake Placid reads a card made by an elementary school student thanking him for his service. W elling served four y ears with the U.S. Navy and served more than 18 months in Vietnam. r


ANOTHERVIEWPOINT SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor BUSINESS OFFICEJANET NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 The year 2013 is going t o go down as the year with t he fewest number of hurric anes since 1982. ... Before the hurricane seas on, the National Oceanic a nd Atmospheric A dministration predicted b etween 13 to 20 named s torms, and between seven a nd 11 hurricanes. Of t hose, between two and six w ere supposed to be major h urricanes. Thirteen named storms h ave formed this season. B ut only two hurricanes w ere named. Two is well b elow the annual average. A nd neither of those hurric anes was considered m ajor. So what happened? W here is the climate-relate d strife that was supposed t o bedevil Florida and the S outheast? In 2005, it looked as if w hat some theorized was c limate change related to h uman activity was making i tself known through e xtreme weather. The n ation had seen a number o f severe hurricanes, culm inating in Hurricane K atrina in September 2005. H urricane Wilma followed and caused much damage in Florida. Then came well, not much. ... Florida has not been hit by a major hurricane since late 2005. ... Whatever the reason, perhaps its time for believers in climate change to cool their rhetoric about warming producing supercharged storms. Few people advocate emitting carbon into the atmosphere with no limits, but to achieve policy goals of carbon regulation, some climate-change believers have amped up their rhetoric to the extreme. Al Gore, the symbolic leader of the climatechange alarm ringers, said earlier this year that the fingerprint of man-made global warming is all over recent storms and hurricanes. Thats at least debatable, but the rhetoric is getting so intense that dissent is sometimes forbidden. Look at the Los Angeles Times: An opinion-page editor declared earlier this year that writers who deny evidence of man-made climate change will not be published. Thats just wrong. And its not in the spirit of rational inquiry and debate its a kind of religious absolutism. There certainly is still room to argue about the weather, weather forecasts and climate forecasts too. An editorial from the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Lack of storms puzzles experts S aturday was the end of hurricane s eason, and it a ppears as if m eteorologists a nd climate theor ists will be left s cratching their h eads. Clearly, it MUSThave been a video produced by Americas enemies, a vicious piece of propaganda that was so outlandish it would have brought laughs 10 years ago. No one except indoctrinated citizens of communist countries would ever believe it. The setting is Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia. The date is Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, a day when retailers offer shockingly low prices in shockingly short time-frames so its grab n go time in what has become an increasingly competitive and physical enterprise. And theres always a sprinkling of human turkeys that come out to shop, and oh did we see them on this video. The video shows two women fiercely fighting with each other and punching each other. Someone yells for them to stop and you hear a taser. Why, sure that was put in by some cheesy sound effects guy. But no, its reality imitating 1960s comedy or American enemy propaganda. Its for real. Its now. And its growing. The latest Black Friday outrage was captured on video by Mike Napolitano, who told NBCs outlet in Philadelphia that it started out, one couple was fighting with another couple. They had words, the guys got into a fight and then the girl. One couple, they were like a family and all, with a young child in a stroller. Security stepped in. Is this just happenstance? No. Its a trend. The website counts seven deaths and 90 injuries since the madness truly began in 2006. This includes people being run over, pepper sprayed, stabbed, and assaulted. During the 1950s the legendary comedian Jack Benny had a Christmas episode that opened with a shot of screaming women in a crowd, and Benny slowly crawled out from the bottom. It was sale day. The pioneering adult cartoon The Flintstones showed Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble getting ready to shop yelling:! Propaganda by Americas enemies in the 50s and 60s portrayed the United States as a cravenly capitalistic society where the only thing that mattered was materialism. The first two are comedy; the second is hogwash. Black Friday violence isnt happening in a vacuum. Statistics vary on the grave problem of road rage but despite law enforcement efforts its still all the... rage. At Costco you can run into supermarket cart outrage. America has become coarser, more violent. Its no coincidence that generations of Americans loved and watched the makebelieve pain and violence of The Three Stooges, but its now old hat and outdated due to Jackass, where young people can see the real thing. Young people see a fight at school or on the street and put it on You Tube and it gets big viewership. In our politics, everyone seems to want to confront, shout, demonize, demand apologies and insist their side did nothing wrong because it was the other side when the other side often did or advocated what their side does or advocates now something they previously defended (uh, oh, I hear the False Equivalency Police knocking on my door and must brace myself for angry comments and emails). Its like America has now evolved into one, big, fat episode of The Jerry Spring er Show, without the crowd shouting Jer-ry! Jer-ry! and without the needed secu rity team to pull people apa rt. But with many of the peo ple fighting looking like the past, screaming fist-fighting guests on The Jerry Springer Show. Honestly, you look at thes e videos and wonder: How has our culture sunk to the point where people will literally fight each othe r and use a stun gun to try an d get a cheaper piece of merchandise? And no joke what will happen in the next escalation when mere fights and taser are oh, so, 2013. How much more violent can it or will it get? Good thing no one had a dirty bomb on what is becoming Dirty Friday. Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Black Friday and the darkness in Americas soul Independents Eye Joe Gandelman Trust aint what it used to be in A merica. Back in 1972, when the folks c onducting the General Social S urvey first asked a sampling of A mericans if they trusted their c ountrymen, about half said they d id. Last year, when the same r esearch outfit asked the same set o f questions, only a third of our fell ow Americans said they trusted o ne another. The GSS folks found that A mericans black and white, rich o r poor are more leery, suspic ious and mistrustful of others than e ver before. As long as the General Social S urvey itself can be trusted, it both c onfirms and contradicts what my e yes and ears have been telling me f or years. On one hand, the survey found t hat about two-thirds of Americans b elieve you cant be too careful d ealing with others. The Associated P ress followed up this year with a p oll on some specifics. Americans say they dont trust o ther drivers not to crash into them. They say they dont trust the retail clerks who swipe their credit cards. They say they dont trust the people they meet when they are traveling. The GSS didnt bother to ask if we trusted the government or Wall Street or the mainstream news media. The APfound that 81 percent of Americans seldom trust the government in Washington. No one needs a survey to discover that most of us believe those big American institutions cant be trusted. Its also understandable why so many Americans, especially the young, dont trust our leaders and social institutions like marriage, the church and the family. Alot of young people have fallen out of trust with President Obama lately, for good reason. Ditto for churches. And after seeing so many marriages break up, why would a young person trust her own marriage to last? Better to not get married in the first place. Despite the survey results, however, the real problem might be that too many Americans especially young ones are actually too trusting in some ways. Too many people of all ages still blindly trust that what they see on TVand the Internet is true. But when it comes to social media, kids and too many of their parents are incredibly trusting and naive. By the millions, they post their personal data and deepest thoughts on Facebook. They email each other. They sext love notes to each other. They send out compromising selfies on their smart phones. These over-trusting souls tell the whole world where they live, what they own and when theyre going away on vacation and then theyre shocked to come home to a robbed and ransacked house. In the Smart Phone Age, when everyone with an iPhone thinks hes a news reporter, trusting everyone in the room or on the street with your secret or your politically incorrect opinion is a dumb idea. Ask Mitt Romney. Ask Prince Harry. Ask Alec Baldwin. Its pretty clear that technology and social media have outrun our ability to handle them. Until we get a grip on them, until we learn to use them maturely, we shouldnt trust them so much. So who do we trust? We trust the people and institutions who earn our trust. And if no one is earning it, we have to learn to trust ourselves. I hope we still know how to do that. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martins Press). He is the founder of the email service and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at and Send comments to Follow @reaganworld on Twitter. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Do we still know how to trust ourselves? EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign you r letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters wi ll be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local con cern take priority. Send your letter to 222 7 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at th e same address; fax 3851954; or e-mail To make sure the editor id by the same writers, letter s are limited to two per month and a guest colum n can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed i n letters or columns are sole ly the opinion of that autho r and not necessarily th e opinion of the staff or ed itors of the News-Sun. Making Sense Michael Reagan


humor. This lively, up-tempo show is open to the public and tickets are $8. For more information call 452-5037. Christ Lutheran plans breakfastAVON PARK First Saturday Breakfast is planned for 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS, 1320 County Road 64 East, a half mile east of Avon Park High School. Afull breakfast, homemade casseroles and sticky buns will be available for $5 for one serving of each item. These breakfasts are scheduled from November to April. Call 471-2663 for information.Womans Club plans fashion showLAKE PLACID GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club presents AVictorian Christmas Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday. Lunch will be served at noon. The event will take place at St Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road. For tickets contact Helen Sides at 699-2036 or email Church plans teaAVON PARK The women of Avon Park Christian Church will have their annual Ladies Christmas Tea at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 1016 W. Camphor St (behind McDonalds). All women are invited to attend. Bring your mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend, neighbor, or someone new. There will be entertainment, good food, fellowship, door prizes and fun for all who attend.The theme is The Gift of Love and Laughter. Tickets for the Christmas Tea are $4 each and can be purchased at the church office from 8 a.m. to noon today or by calling 4535334.Riders hold raffleSEBRING The American Legion Riders Chapter 74 will have a Wild, Wild West Raffle, from which the drawing will be at 7 p.m. Saturday. For tickets and information, call John Metric Vincent at 4710233 or 214-1129, or email Proceeds from the raffle will benefit American Legion Riders charities.Moose Lodge hosting dinner-dance, toy driveSEBRING Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 is hosting a Holiday Dinner-Dance and Toy Drive with a special guest appearance by Erik Estrada, Ponch of CHIPS fame, from 5-9 p.m. today. Estrada will be giving a talk on Safe Surfin, educating the public about Internet crimes involving children. Safe Surfinworks with the U.S. Department of Justice, school systems, public libraries that offer Internet access, law enforcement agencies, and corporate sponsors to further its mission. The menu will be prime rib (prepared by John Benevides), baked potato, salad, roll and dessert. Music will be with Frank E from 69 p.m. Reservations are requested. The cost is $12 and an unwrapped toy for each reservation. The toys will be distributed to needy Highlands County children. Make reservations early. See Donna Tucker, Mary Ann Mangold or the bartenders for tickets and seating. Call 655-3920 for more information. Members and guests are welcome. The lodge is a not-forprofit organization with all net profits going to Moose and local charities.Dance Club hosts Chuck White & FriendsSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of Chuck White and Friends from 7-9:30 p.m. tonight at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Dance to the sounds of the s, s, and s. Snacks and sandwiches will be available. Admission is $5 for members, and $7 for non-members. Dress is smart casual. Everyone is welcome, including singles. Call 3860855 for information.Garden Club presents Holiday Home and Garden TourLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Garden Club presents four beautiful lakefront homes and gardens to be open for tour from 1-4 p.m. today. Free refreshments and poinsettia sale will be held at the clubs Holiday Cafe in the pavillion at Stuart Park. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the park on the day of the tour. Maps will be provided with the tickets. For tickets or further information contact Peggy Alexander at 465-1269 or Connie Watson at 465-0487. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund college scholarships and civic projects in the Lake Placid community.AMVETS host karaoke nightSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with Mega Soundz from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Pizza will be available.Cheerleaders plan big saleLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will have a rummage sale on Saturday and Sunday at the Masonic Lodge, 102 N. Main Ave. The squad is looking for vendors to rent space and support the LPHS Varsity Cheer Squad. Rent is $25 (twotable space) inside the building, or $20 (two-table space) outside the building. There is a limited number of tables provided (first come first served). Others will need to bring their tables. Contact Sharon Reid, Varsity Cheer coach, at 8401379 or email Festival is SaturdaySEBRING Ren-Mar Plaza, 6408 U.S. 27 South, will host Harvest Festival f or local artists to show their arts and crafts from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday. Each store will hold a ra ffle.Legion Ladies plan saleLAKE PLACID American Legion Placid Po st 25 Ladies Auxiliary will ho st its annual flea market at 8 a.m. Saturday. Post 25 is at 1490 U.S. 27 North. This is always a huge event with lots of undiscovered treasure offered for sale. Table fees are $10 and yo u can reserve a table by callin g the post at 465-0975 or 655 4253. Doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches and coffee will also be available. Proceeds provide support for veterans activities in Highlands County. Santa to visit Bill Jarrett FordAVON PARK Bill Jarrett Ford will host its fif th annual Santa Fly-In, a holiday customer appreciation event featuring an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus, on Saturday. The community of Highlands County is invited to celebrate the season and join in the festivities, which will kick off by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving via helicopte r. The event will include a petting zoo, train rides, as well as caricature artists drawing holiday portraits. Refreshments will also be available throughout the event, which is free. Santa and Mrs. Claus wil l arrive via helicopter at 10 a.m., followed by holiday festivities and activities fro m 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Affinity Health Professionals plans annual Toy DriveSEBRING Affinity Health Professionals is kick ing off its annual Toy Drive this week. Donate new toys at the office through today. All toys will be donated to Heartland for Children, a local not-for-profit child welfare agency. These toys will be given to children in foster care or protective cu stody in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. Affinity Health Professionals is at 2827 Alt 27 South. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page tv ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 8 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page tv incl; 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 0 Continued from A2 Death noticeRobert Wilson Jr., 81, of Avon Park, died on Nov. 26. Coney Funeral Home, Lakeland. Community Briefs Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 b ecame his wife on June 2 0, 1959 after five years of l ong-distance dating and c ourting. The couple moved t o Sebring permanently in 1 963 after living in the N ortheast while Hensley w orked as a Navy Reserve C aptain. Hensley began his work i n Sebring at Nancys f athers business, Heacock I nsurance, where he still is e mployed today after five d ecades. After a few years o f working for Heacock, H ensleys political career b egan when he took a posit ion of the Sebring Airport A uthority Board in the 1 970s. I served two terms. I w as chairman for one of t hose terms. We did a lot of t hings; we helped take care o f the issue with the S ebring International R aceway. One year (1974) w ith the gasoline situation w e didnt have the Races. W e were always involved i n whether or not we were g oing to have a Race. Then I decided I wanted to run f or city council, Hensley s aid. Hensley was elected and s erved one term on the S ebring city council. His s econd attempt at running f or council was not as simp le he lost his bid for ree lection. Its a non-partisan elect ion, the most vote getters g et it and not a lot of peop le vote, so you can lose by o nly a handful of votes. I t hink I got beat by 19 votes o r something like that, H ensley said of his second a ttempt at council election. That was the year Mary T oney ran for council and I w as defeated. The following year, Cecil H eston resigned from city c ouncil in order run for the H ighlands County School B oard. Hensley was then a ppointed onto the council d ue to having the second m ost votes during the prev ious election cycle. For the next 16 years, H ensley worked alongside o ther council members w orking to improve the city a nd help the taxpayers see t he city go in the direction t hey envisioned. Hensley s aid the most difficult time f or himself, and most likely a ll the council members at t he time, was the issue r egarding Sebring Utilities a nd what is now Duke E nergy. That was a tumultuous t ime for the city, Hensley s aid. Hensley served until the l ate 1990s, then took what h e believed to be a break. I didnt plan on doing anym ore politics, Hensley s aid. But Hensley was asked t o run for mayor by several m embers of the community a fter the former mayor Bud Smith Rudasill decided not to run for reelection. He had been mayor for many years. I was asked by several people if I would run for mayor. Even he and others asked me to run, so I did and I won, Hensley said. Hensley was opposed by Preston Colby but defeated Colby by a very big margin. Hensley has remained unopposed in elections since that first time. That has been a very, very kind thing for me. Im pleased that that has occurred. Its been a really good thing (not being opposed), Hensley said. As his 15 years as mayor has come and are nearly wrapping up, Hensley finds that his fondest memory of being Sebrings mayor is the hard work and dedication of the city staff. The city staff has made me very proud. The city staff has been a good functional staff. Weve always had civility within the group and Im very pleased about that. The department folks make the city look good. Theyve made good financial decisions for the city, Hensley said. Hensleys memories as mayor are somewhat bittersweet, yet he knows that his presence has helped shape things in the community. Theres not really anything I can look back on and say Bam. I did that, but Ive been on the decision-making side and I hope that Ive helped influence a great deal of things. Ive been supportive of the growth and the annexations and the city staff. Ill miss the staff, all of them. Theres some amazing people working for our constituents. Bob Hoffman, especially, has been a real visionary. Scott Noethlich, too, said Hensley. This Harder Hall business has been a tumultuous time. That saga will resolve someday, it may not resolve for the citys best interest. It will sell someday to somebody, but that decision will be left to some council and I trust that they will decide the best thing. The council has made real effort to have growth and progress, Hensley said. Hensley looks forward to less busy days to come with his wife Nancy, three daughters, grandchildren and continuing his work at Heacock. The past year, Hensley has endured health issues, all of which he has conquered gracefully and under the public eye to some degree. Hensleys time as mayor has given him a humble and grateful heart. Amayor is sort of the face of the community for a lot of people and I hope Ive projected that in a positive manner. People tell me that I have and I thank them for that. Ive tried to, as the mayor, respond to the peoples needs. I get asked to cut ribbons, I cut them. I get asked to sign proclamations, to do this and do that. I have tried to do that as much as possible and Ive been fortunate to have a business relationship where they allow me to carry out those duties. I think it makes a lot of difference in the way people view the city. Ive never wanted to seem, I guess you could say, untouchable, or so far removed, Hensley said. Ive wanted to have a smiley face to represent the city and be as kind as I possibly can to our constituents. I trust that Ive done that. I dont want to go out with any kind of fanfare. I just want that time to end and set. Its time to let someone with new ideas and fresh ideas to come in here. Hensley will finish out his term as mayor through the end of March. Sebrings new mayor will be appointed on April 1, 2014. Hensley will serve as grand marshal while riding alongside Mrs. Hensley in his final Sebring Christmas parade as mayor today. The parade through downtown starts at 7 p.m. Continued from A1 Hensley reflects on his decades of service to Sebring Katara Simmons/News Sun Sebring Mayor George Hensley takes in the holiday flair at Circle Park this week as he enters into his last holiday season as mayor of Sebring. Hensley will leave his position as mayor after five terms in March. p leted. They instructed staff t o see if there were cost s avings to be found in any o f the individual items, s uch as having county staff d o engineering work, or by r educing landscape requirem ents. We only want to get b ack to where we are right n ow, we are not looking for a lot of improvements, Y arbrough said. He also noted that over t he course of the past coup le years there have been n umerous changes in the p lan, and with each change t here were additional assoc iated costs. It would blow you away to find out how many times our property has been surveyed, he told commissioners. Following that action, commissioners discussed purchasing part of a third parcel for pedestrian traffic. Commissioner Don Elwell emphasized the importance of that piece, saying it would complete a continuous 8-foot, multi-use path that might be used by students walking from the Fred Wild Elementary and Sebring Senior High schools. Long-term vision, longrange vision, whats the right thing to do? I think we need to move forward and see if we can get that piece, he said. Commissioners Greg Harris and Ron Handley blanched at the nearly $100,000 price tag. However, attorney Ross Macbeth pointed out that the number represented a significant reduction from the primary offer. The previous offer had onsite improvements added on, this offer is substantially below because those things are all included in this price, he said. That issue will come up at the boards Dec. 17 meeting. Continued from A1 Parkway plans move ahead


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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 6, 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 HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-478 IN RE:ESTATE OF BEATRICE ADELE THOMPSON AKA BEATRICE A.THOMPSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BEATRICE ADELE THOMPSON AKA BEATRICE A. THOMPSON,deceased,whose date of death was July 1,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 29,2013. s/s Beverly Sue Vanderpoel PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE 1431 COMPTON DRIVE MABLETON,GA 30126 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE CLIFFORD M.ABLES III,P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-0112 Fax:(863) 385-1284 /s/ Clifford M.Ables III Florida Bar Number:178379 BRANDON S.CRAIG Florida Bar Number 0085800 November 29; December 6,2013 Water Management District (District) 170 Century Boulevard,Bartow,Florida 33830-7700. NOTICE OF RIGHTS Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the Districts action granting this exemption may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57,Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106,Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.),of the Uniform Rules of Procedure.A request for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the Districts action,or final action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106,F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk of the District at the Districts Brooksville address,2379 Broad Street,Brooksville,FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice. Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,F.S. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of final agency action.Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding,in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S.,to settle an administrative dispute regarding the Districts final action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a request for hearing. December 6,2013 1050Legals NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is given that the Districts Final Agency Action is approval of the application for a Water Use Permit to serve Industrial/Commercial & Agricultural activities.The total authorized withdrawal is 87,000 GPD,Peak Month is 320,100 GPD, and Maximum is 2,736,500 GPD.The project is located in Highlands County, Section(s) 04,Township 33 South,Range 28 East.The permit applicant is Cargill Juice North America,Inc.,whose address is P.O. Box 2000,Frostproof,FL 33843.The Permit 20 004086.012. The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday through Friday except for legal holidays,8:00 5:00 p.m.,at the Southwest Florida IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001041 FLAGSTAR BANK,FSB, Plaintiff, vs. CONNIE ANN BEAGLES,MICHAEL MORGAN,SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION,INC.,UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #1,UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #2,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CONNIE ANN BEAGLES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL MORGAN, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed November 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2012-CA-001041 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 13th day of January,2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 259,SEBRING HILLS,according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 2,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 26th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 2073013 12-03552-1 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. December 6,13,2013 to-wit: Lot 8,Block RR,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE V,according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10,Page 23,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 26th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 1933685 11-08344-2 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. December 6,13,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000280 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER D.LABELLE A/K/A JENNIFER DAWN LABELLE,RANDY J.LABELLE A/K/A RANDY LABELLE,SPRING LAKE CLUB,INC.,SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION,INC.F/K/A SPRING LAKE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC., SUNTRUST BANK,UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1,UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER D.LABELLE A/K/A JENNIFER DAWN LABELLE,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RANDY J.LABELLE A/K/A RANDY LABELLE, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed November 25,2013 entered in Civil Case No.28-2013-CA-000280 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 13th day of January,2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.12000674GCAXMX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS INC.,CWMBS REPERFORMING LOAN REMIC TRUST,CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-R1 Plaintiff, vs. KARL O.BERTKA A/K/A KARL OTTIS BERTKA,ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 21,2013,and entered in Case No. 12000674GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS INC.,CWMBS REPERFORMING LOAN REMIC TRUST,CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-R1 is Plaintiff and KARL O.BERTKA A/K/A KARL OTTIS BERTKA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARL O. BERTKA; CHRISTY MYCHELLE DE-SHAZO F/K/A CHRISTY MYCHELLE DE-SHAZO-BERTKA A/K/A CHRISTY MYCHELLE BERTKA; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 23rd day of January,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 525,OF SEBRING RIDGE SECTION ``A'', ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 45,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 22nd day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File No.12-04038 BOA December 6,13,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000735 DIVISION: SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY,INC., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSINGEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST,JOSEFA PAULINA SOTO ALSO KNOWN AS JOSELA PAULINA SOTO A/K/A JOSEFA P.SOTO,DECEASED,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSINGEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST,JOSEFA PAULINA SOTO ALSO KNOWN AS JOSELA PAULINA SOTO A/K/A JOSEFA P.SOTO,DECEASED Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address:Unknown JOSE ANTONIO SOTO ALSO KNOWN AS JOSE A.SOTO,AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEFA PAULINA SOTO ALSO KNOWN AS JOSELA PAULINA SOTO A/K/A JOSEFA P.SOTO,DECEASED Last Known Address:3421 NW 14TH AVE Miami,FL 33142-5522 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 8,BLOCK 181,WOODLAWN TERRACE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 96, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 632 W FAIRVIEW RD SEBRING FL 33870-2907 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 30,2013 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 week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 21st day of November,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 EF-019101F01 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to 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 (describe notice); 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 29; December 6,2013 original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County,Florida,this 14th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK November 29; December 6,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO:28-2013-CA-000710 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. STACY L.GOLDSTON A/K/A STACY GOLDSTON, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO:STACY L.GOLDSTON A/K/A STACY GOLDSTON and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STACY L.GOLDSTON A/K/A STACY GOLDSTON whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors, creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interest by,through,under or against the Defendants,who are not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 540,SEBRING RIDGE,SECTION A,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 45,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100,Boca Raton,Florida 33487 on or before January 3,2014 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000316 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ACCREDITED MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-2 ASSET BACKED NOTES, Plaintiff, v. HERMAN O.ROGERS; LINDA K. ROGERS; 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; AND CACV OF COLORADO,LLC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated November 25,2013,entered in Civil Case No. 28-2013-CA-000316 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 14th day of January,2014, at 11:00 the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 14,BLOCK 14,OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES,SECTION 1,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 49,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Commonly known as:906 CORVETTE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION:PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator 255 N.Broadway Avenue Bartow,FL 33830 Phone:(863) 534-4686 TDD:(863) 534-7777 Dated at SEBRING,Florida this 26th day of November,2013. By:/s/ Toni Kopp,D.C. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 8362983 December 6,13,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.28-2013-CA-000811 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF JAMES L.BAKER,DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF JAMES L.BAKER,DECEASED CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 305 ANDERSON ST NE LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 48,BLOCK 72,OF ``RESUBDIVISION OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SEVEN'',ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,AT PAGE 72,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. commonly known as 305 ANDERSON ST NE, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on A shley L.Simon of Kass Shuler,P.A.,plaintiff's attorney,whose address is P.O.Box 800,Tampa,Florida 33601, (813)229-0900,on or before December 30, 2013,(or 30 days from the first date of publication,whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated:November 21,2013. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W.GERMAINE 590 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863) 534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.'' December 6,13,2013 1050LegalsSUBSCRIBE TO YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER THE NEWS-SUN TODAY! CALL 385-6155


Page A8News-SunFriday, December 6, The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-016:AQUATIC SPRAYING OF CITY FACILITIES Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email: at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM,December 19,2013,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed,delivered in person, by mail,of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances of local,state and federal authorities having j urisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida December 6,13,2013 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.282010CA000137XXAXMX BANK OF AMERICA,N A Plaintiff, vs. LARRY ANDRESS,et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JERRY LEE ANDRESS,DECEASED RESIDENT:Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:428 WEST WATERWAY AVENUE NW, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in HIGHLANDS County,Florida: Lot 14,Block 89 of PLACID LAKES,SECTION EIGHT,according to the Plat thereof,as recorded in Plat Book 7,Page 70,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. has been filed against you,and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to this action on Phelan Hallinan PLC,attorneys for plaintiff,whose address if 2727 West Cypress Creek Road,Ft. Lauderdale,FL 33309,and file the original with the Clerk of the Court,within 30 days after the first publication of this notice,either before or immediately thereafter,December 30,2013 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published one a week for two consecutive weeks in The News-Sun. DATED:November 25,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of the Court Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion notice has been made or that,because of time consideration,such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. PH #21149 December 6,13,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001172 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC. Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS BERNIER,HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA,STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 17,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: THE PORTION OF LOT 3,BLOCK 14, SECTION 15,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3 AND RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE THEREOF 190 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST AND PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1 DISTANCE OF 71 FEET; THENCE SOUTH AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 190 FEET; THENCE EAST TO POINT OF BEGINNING HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:700 WINTHROP ST,AVON PARK,FL 33825; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 9,2014 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 2nd day of December,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 327628/1217241/acc December 6,13,2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404


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Call 863-214-0461 8050Boats & Motors 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 TOOL SALE-1275Lake Lotela Dr, Avon Park, Fri. Dec. 6th 8-2pm. Draft Table, Drill Press, Air Comp. & more. SEBRING 204Ibis Ave. Thur, Fri & Sat Dec 5, 6 & 7, 8am 2pm. Scooter Carrier, 3 wheel bicycle, 2 wheel bicycle, Oak coffee table, Truck or Van lift, Sm. wheel chair, tools & Lots of Miscellaneous. LAKE PLACIDSat. Only. 7 2pm. 1520 Buck St. Toys, tools, fishing rods, clothes & more. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING *BIGGARAGE SALE Francis I 463 Sunrise Blvd. Fri & Sat, Dec. 6 & 7, 8am ? Too Much To List!!! SEBRING -GARAGE/SIDEWALK SALE! DOWNTOWN at the CIRCLE.OVER 20 VENDORS DECEMBER 6 & 7TH 7am 1pm. SEBRING -*MULTI FAMILY SALE!* 4119 Lakewood Rd., Fri & Sat, Dec 6 & 7, Antiq., tools, toys, clothes, jewelry, western books, fish. equip., old fishing lures, cooking pans, glassware, pocket knives, & misc. Much More! SEBRING *Yard & Craft Sale 4935 Barnum St. Thurs.Sat. Dec. 5th 6th &7th. 8am-?. New hand made items, household items, tools, misc. Too Much To List! SEBRING *WOODHAVEN ESTATES CHRISTMAS FAIR 2122 Jacaranda Way (off Brunns Rd) Fri Dec 6, 8am 12pm. Raffles, Bake Goods, Crafts & Rummage Sale! SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 4236 Mandarin Rd. (off Golfview Rd) Fri & Sat, Dec 6 & 7, 8am until 3pm. Clothing, Household Items, Grill, Bikes & Much More! SEBRING *MAKE OFFER SALE 801 S Egret St., Fri & Sat, Dec 6 & 7, 8am 2 pm. Too Much To List! Something For Everyone!! SEBRING *HUGE YARD SALE 3208 Golfview Rd. ( Harder Hall ) Fri & Sat / Dec 6 & 7, 8am ? Lots & Lots of Miscellaneous Household Items. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING *Garage Sale & Auction Every Sat. starting 12/ 7, 9am/3pm. Highlands Mini Storage, Barte Rd. (off Cooper Rd.) At 3pm an auction will be held for any Mdse. left. SEBRING *FAMILY SALE 3920 Ann Ave. Fri & Sat, Dec 6 & 7, 9am 4pm. Furn., Sm. Appliances, Household Items, Picture frames, Clothing. Too Much To List! LAKE PLACIDSAT. ONLY! 1535 Spring Lane, near Sylvan Shores. Plant & Yard Sale! Azaleas blooming & lots more! Most 3 gallons for $4 and 1 gallon for $1. LAKE PLACIDFri. & Sat. Dec. 6 & 7th. 28 8 2pm. Patton Ave. Huge Multi-Family Yard & Estate Sale! Clothing-Collectibles-Tools-Fishing gear-Decor-Furn.-Household-100's more...US 27 to CR. 621E to left on Fox Run Ave. across to 28 Patton Ave. LAKE PLACIDEstate Sale! Thur. Sat. 8 3pm. 227 Hillside Dr. Off Lake Francis Rd. Kitchenware, pots, pans, woman's clothing, sheets, blankets, folding chairs & other good stuff at great prices! LAKE PLACID** SUN 'N LAKES ** Fri & Sat, Dec. 6 & 7, 8am/ 5pm. Low Prices on Nice, Clean Items! Furniture to Filberts. South End Lake Grassy. Follow "113 Garage" Signs to 113 Golfpoint Drive AVON PARKFri. Sat. Dec. 6 & 7th. 1711 N. Morningside Rd. Pool table, w/slate top, croquet set, furn., clothes & tools. 70 gal. fish pond w/pump & more. 7320Garage &Yard Sales ESTATE/MOVING SALE:LOTS OF TOOLS AND CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES; HOUSEHOLD ITEMS; NEW ITEMS ADDED EVERYDAY SO DON'T MISS OUT! START TIME 8AM-2PM. DEC. 5-7 (THURS., FRI., SAT.) 4923 STURGEON DR., SEBRING, FL. AVON PARK*MULTI FAMILY SALE 1940 State Rd. 17 S, Fri & Sat, Dec. 6 & 7, 8am ? Lots Of Good Sales! Too Much To List! AVON PARKFri. Sat. 8 5pm. 1333 Memorial Dr. Something For Everyone! AVON PARK* MOVING SALE 198 E Canfield St. Fri & Sat, Dec 6 & 7, *8am ? Furn, Baby Items, Household Items, Bunk Beds, Clothing (adult to children). 7320Garage &Yard Sales WALKER WITHWHEELS Folds-up. Will deliver in Lake Placid area. $30. 863-441-4418 WALKER W/WHEELS,fold up. Will deliver in Lake Placid area. $30. Call 863-441-4418 TREADMILL EPICfolding model. Excel cond. $100. Must pick up. 863-699-0465 or 863-243-9384. TENT FRAME12' X 20'. $20. (also available 18' X 30' Tarp additional cost) 863-402-2285 RUBBER BEDMAT for a short bed pickup, in very good condition. $30. 863-453-7027 ROCKING HORSEChildren's, Seat 18" high & Head 26" high. Looks like a Stuffed Pony. $20. 863-402-2285 RCA TV27" Older model. Perfect working condition. $25. 863-402-1612 POOL CUES(2) Professional in cases. Like New! Great Christmas Gifts. Both for $100 OBO 863-273-9152 (Evenings) MIKASA DISHESservice for 14 plus extras. Wave Pattern. All for $50. 863-278-9152 (Evenings) MANTLE CLOCKHoward Miller West Minster Chimes / Battery operated / Old Style / Works & Looks Good. $20. 863-40-2285 LUGGAGE, PROTOCOL,2 wheel upright cases, 28" & 24" + travel bag. Navy. $50. Like new, will sell separate. 863-453-3104 LADDER ALUM.20' ext. Good Cond. $50. 863-381-1161 ELLIPTICAL EXERCISEMACHINE & Ab roller. New. Both $100. 863-381-1161 ELLIPTICAL -Exercise Machine plus Ab Roller. New! Both for $100. 863-381-1161 DEEP FRYERFamily Size / TFal brand. Used 3 times. $25. 863-402-1612 CAR BUFFER7". $20. Call 863-441-4418 CAMERA PENTAXIQ Zoom 105G. AF 2.2 Two Infinity. Like new. Cost $140. Sell for $70. 863-471-6043 CALLAWAY DRIVERLadies 10 degree $45. Golf Hammock Area. 269-963-7817 CABELA OUTFITTERCOTS (2) XL-Huge 85"X40"X20" (set up size) Heavy duty 600 lb capacity. Used 3 times. Orig. cost ea. $129 Sell both for $100. 863-414-8685 BICYCLE WOMAN'S26" Gray Ultra Terrain 18 sp. Men's 26" red. Roadmaster Mountain Pass 18 sp. $35. 863-452-9899 AUTO BUFFER7". $20. 863-441-4418 AIR CONDITIONERCover for a 13,500 A/C, on a R.V. Like New, White. $10. 863-453-7027 4 FT.CHRISTMAS TREE Artificial Green color, Excellent Condition. $15. 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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING For a coach w hose team had just won its d istrict opening game, S ebrings Princeton Harris w as exasperated and u nderstandably so. It was a long night, T uesdays 67-60 win over v isiting DeSoto. Often made longer by a n everending chorus of whist les from an officiating crew t hat had both teams in doub le bonus in each half. Thats a minimum of 40 f ouls called, in 32 minutes o f playing time the number w as likely closer to 50, meaning a call was being made once every 38 seconds. It was also made longer by the Streaks inability to p ut this one away, even as t he Bulldogs were providing t hem ample opportunity to d o so. With a close game nearing t he end of the first quarter, K eizhawn Hester provided a b it of breathing room with b ack-to-back three pointers f or a 13-6 lead at periods e nd. Three pointers were the b ig weapon for Sebring in t he second quarter, canning f our of them, two from C onnor Cook and one each f rom Hester and Jordan S trickland. DeSoto would fight back w ith most of the scoring l oad shouldered by Karl W illiams, who scored 10 in t he period. But the Blue Streak t hrees, along with a putback b y Luke Ancrum and a turna round in the lane from Gary D emarest, had the lead at 32-23 at the half. The third quarter was back and forth for a while, with Demarest, Quantrae Rouse and Hester scoring to offset scores from Williams, Kinote Akins and Reggie Jones. But the Bulldogs started creeping back into it and after drives from Lee and Akins and a free throw from Williams, it was a 39-38 game with 3:42 to go in the third. Demarest then scored on a fast break and Williams hit one of two free throws to make it 41-39. John WoodsOkeechobee/ I stokpoga Team Trail held its t hird tournament of the 2 013-2014 season at Lake O keechobee on Sunday, Nov. 2 4, in what can only be d escribed as a cold and blust ery day. With winds forecasted to b e in the 20-plus mph categ ory, Lake Okeechobee was a rolling monster of water. Many of the teams sought s helter from the wind, while o thers braved the 4-6waves t o run the lake south. Some found fish others j ust found more wind and r ough water. The team of Ken Karoll a nd Chris Crow took first p lace with 23.14 pounds, w inning $800. Second place honors went t o the team of John Ochs and G reg Watts with 20.52 p ounds. Second place payout was $375, plus they won Big Bass with an 8.70 pound lunker pocketing an additional $405. Third place went to Jimmy and Charles Bass with 20.40 pounds and earning $225. Second place Big Bass Honors went to Skip Purple with a 7.94 pound bass. I wasnt able to fish the event and had Kyle King take my place. He and Nick DeSanta caught a number of bass, but like many others, just couldnt find any big fish. They finished with about 10 pounds. The next Okeechobee/ Istokpoga Team Trail Tournament will be Sunday, Dec. 15, on Lake Istokpoga. On the same date the Lake Placid Team Trail will be holding their tournament on Lake Josephine. Since I fish both circuits, Kyle King, our alternate, will be fishing in my place in the Lake Josephine tournament. Ill be fishing with Nick DeSanta in the Istokpoga tournament. Watch this column for the results of both events. Okeechobee Special As promised, just a follow-up on my success with the big-blade spinnerbait called the Okeechobee Special. Since buying a couple of the Hildebrant spinnerbaits with a size 6 willow-leaf blade I havent had much of a chance to use the bait. I did catch a number of fish at the last Lake Jackson Wednesday tournament, but nothing bigger than two pounds. On Sunday, in preparation for the Big Bass tournament next Saturday at Lake Lotela, I gave it another try. Launching the boat at the power plant boat ramp, I didnt even start the outboard motor and I was rewarded with a nice fourpounder on my third cast. The water in Lake Lotela is very clear and it was pretty easy to see the big bladed spinner-bait traveling a few inches below the surface. I tend to watch my bait, or in the absence of being able to see the actually bait Im fishing with, I watch the line where it enters the water. Just after catching and releasing the 4 pounder, a big bass followed the spinnerbait back to the boat, but wouldnt strike it. I let the bait fall thinking that the bass would take it, but she just waited until I started the retrieve again and followed all the way to the boat. I switched to a plastic worm and fished the same area for quite a while but she never did take the bait. I continued fishing with the spinner-bait and caught 6 more bass before the foul weather drove me off the lake. Im anxious to continue using the Hildebrant spinnerbait as well as a few I made for myself with a size 8 willow-leaf blade. Ill let you know how well it works for big bass. Dirty Burd Lures Most fishermen know theres no shortage of companies making plastic lures, but I recently came across a new company, Dirty Burd Lures, and I have to admit, they offer an outstanding product. Founded in 2012 by Mik e Burdman, the company is already producing dozens of quality soft plastic baits and heavy duty lures. The Dirty Burd team worked for months testing materials to develop a soft plastic compound that is se cond to none. If you havent tried them, youre missing the boat. Lake Lotela Big Bass Tournament News-Sun Friday, December 6, 2013 BSection Sports Page B3 Fishin Around... Don Norton Okeechobee/Istokpoga Team Trail tournament braves winds See FISH, B3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Quantrae Rouse drives for a lay-up in Tuesdays Blue Streak win over DeSoto. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Shannon Bloemsma dives to make this save, but would be unable to stop three others in the Lady Streaks 3-0 loss against Lake Wales Tuesday. Things didnt go much better for the Blue Streak boys as they fell to the Highlanders on the road, 1-0. Both squads are in third place in the District 11-3A standings, with the boys at 2-2-1 and behind Auburndale (5-0) and Lake Wales (4-1). The girls at 3-2 and behind the Bloodhounds and Highlanders who both stand at 4-0-1. Sebring67DeSoto60 Streaks slip by Bulldogs See STREAKS, B4 Goose eggs for Blue Streaks Dan Hoehne/News-Sun fil es Jose Rinald had eight points in support of Markyrie McCrays game-high 16, but it wasnt nearly enough for Lake Placid Tuesday night. News-Sun reportWhile the Sebring boys eked out a win Tuesday, the Avon Park boys basketball team wasnt so fortunate in a non-district tilt at Kathleen. Down eight after three quarters, the Devils cut into the lead in the fourth, but couldnt get over the hump and took their first loss of the season, 62-57. Alfred Brown lead three players in double figures with 14 while John Mason and Gus Owens each had 10. The loss came on the heels of a narrow win over visiting Ridge Monday by a 57-55 score. It wasnt quite so close in Lake Placid, as the Dragons fell to visiting Frostproof 65-45. Lake Placid kept it close in the first half, staying within six entering the third quarter. But the short-handed Dragons couldnt keep up and were outscored by 14 over the final to frames. Markyrie McCray lead all scorers with 16 points, Jose Rinald added eight and Brad Bell six as Anfernee Munnings was sidelined with a thumb injury sustained in Mondays game against Sebring. The Bulldogs spread their scoring around as Jarviel Hart had 13, Kijana Gaines nine and Hamilton Johnson, Kaleel Gaines and Ezekiel Hayes each scored eight. The Lady Green Dragons had a much better time of it up in Frostproof, easing to a 45-19 win, and the Lady Blue Streaks had a bit of a rough go in DeSoto, but pulled out a 4934 win. We a ll played sloppy and got in foul trouble with our big girls very quickly, Lady Streak guard Christacia Dawkins said. But we still managed to win somehow. Jamiese Wiley scored 16 to pace the Streaks, Rondaja Williams had 12 and Jazmin House 11. Avon Park and Lake Placid were back in actio n Thursday night, with the Devils squads facing McKeel and the Dragons playing LaBelle. The Sebring gals take to the road tonight with a di strict date at Lemon Bay. County basketball recap in brief Christacia Dawkins Sebring guardBut we still managed to win somehow.


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 Checks should be made payable to Jingle Bell Run, Attn: Lisa Jarrett and sent to 1305 US North 27, Avon Park, FL, 33825.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 sponsored by All About Lawns 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 prizes, range balls and lots of fun. The Cohan Radio Group will provide Hole-in-One prizes. Sponsorships are available, starting at just $100. Two Tampa Bay Buccaneer cheerleaders will also be on hand for autographs and pictures. The tournament benefits the Champions for Children foundation, helping less fortunate, local children during the Christmas season and throughout the year. For additional information, contact Kip Doty at 446-4008.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 categori es per division: ages 8-9; 10-11, and 12-13 Contestants must be 8-years old and n o more than 13-years old as of April 1, 2013, to participate. For state contests and beyond, the Elks 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.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.Hammock Half Marathon/5K SEBRING The 6th Annual Hammo ck Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk is set f or Highlands Hammock State Park o n Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 with a 7:30 a.m starting time. Custom long-sleeve Dri-fit for Ha lf Marathon and short-sleeve Dri-fit for t he 5K. This years Half Marathon will al so feature a team relay made up of up to fo ur individuals running 3.0, 3.0, 3.0, and 3 .1 mile sections. Relay entry rates apply to all relay tea m members and should be submitted toget her with team name by January 17 in ord er for proper awards to be ordered. Those desiring an entry form may co ntact race director Chet Brojek at cbr or by calling 385-473 6 and leaving a message. Entry fee for t he 5K is $20 thru January 17 and $30 aft er the 18th thru race day. Hammock Half Marathon fees are $3 5 thru January 17 and $45 after the 18th. Race day registration will be fro m 6:45-7:10 a.m. The race features custom trophies or plaques for overall, master and gran d master champions, trophies for first th ru third in 16 male and female age groups in the Half and Trophy to first in age grou ps and medals for 2nd and 3rd in the 5 K Run/Walk. Chip timing will be provided by Centr al Florida Striders. The Half Marathon is made up of tw o 6.5 mile loops that utilize the trails an d portions of the loop road. It is a challen ging course, but provides you a chance to see areas of the park that you would n ot ordinarily see, said a Striders club mem ber. Astep beyond the ordinary, you shou ld try running the Hammock Half on Janua ry 25. The proceeds of the race benefit t he Friends of Highlands Hammock Sta te Park who provide thousands of dollars of support to the park each year. Visit friendsofhighlandshammock.o rg for more information. Come join the fun at our 6th Annu al Hammock Half Marathon and 5 K Run/Walk. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England930.750322261 Miami660.500252248 N.Y. Jets570.417189310 Buffalo480.333267307 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis840.667285274 Tennessee570.417264267 Jacksonville390.250174352 Houston2100.167230323 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati840.667292216 Baltimore660.500249235 Pittsburgh570.417263278 Cleveland480.333231297 West WLTPctPFPA Denver1020.833464317 Kansas City930.750298214 San Diego570.417279277 Oakland480.333237300NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas750.583329303 Philadelphia750.583300281 N.Y. Giants570.417237297 Washington390.250269362 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans930.750312230 Carolina930.750285157 Tampa Bay390.250217285 Atlanta390.250261340 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit750.583326287 Chicago660.500323332 Green Bay561.458294305 Minnesota381.292289366 West WLTPctPFPA x-Seattle1110.917340186 San Francisco840.667297197 Arizona750.583275247 St. Louis570.417279278 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursdays Game Houston at Jacksonville, late Sundays Games Atlanta at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Mondays Game Dallas at Chicago, 8:40 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston1872387555 Montreal1793378062 Detroit1487358179 Tampa Bay16101337667 Toronto14113317777 Ottawa11134268292 Florida7165196195 Buffalo6202144885 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1991398966 Washington14122308382 N.Y. Rangers14140286271 Philadelphia13132286368 New Jersey11126286471 Carolina11125276179 Columbus11143256880 N.Y. Islanders8155217496WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago20544410580 St. Louis1853399160 Colorado1960387652 Minnesota1685377067 Dallas1394307476 Winnipeg13124307882 Nashville13123296378 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose1935439662 Anaheim1875419380 Los Angeles1874407662 Phoenix1684369290 Vancouver15105358078 Calgary10134247494 Edmonton91822075101 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2, SO San Jose 4, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Carolina 4, Washington 1 Columbus 1, Tampa Bay 0 Ottawa 4, Florida 2 Dallas 4, Chicago 3 Vancouver 3, Nashville 1 Phoenix 6, Edmonton 2 Wednesdays Games Montreal 4, New Jersey 3, SO Philadelphia 6, Detroit 3 Calgary 4, Phoenix 1 Thursdays Games N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, late Dallas at Toronto, late San Jose at Pittsburgh, late Boston at Montreal, late Ottawa at Tampa Bay, late Winnipeg at Florida, late N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis, late Carolina at Nashville, late Chicago at Minnesota, late Colorado at Edmonton, late Fridays Games Detroit at New Jersey, 7 p.m. San Jose at Carolina, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Columbus, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Chicago, 8 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m.SCORINGLEADERSGPGAPTS Crosby, PIT29152338 Malkin, PIT2973037 Kane, CHI29161632 Getzlaf, ANH27141832 Tavares, NYI28112132 Steen, STL26201131 Perry, ANH30161531 Ovechkin, WAS2621930 Zetterberg, DET28111930 Thornton, SJ2752530EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston 812.400 Philadelphia712.368.5 Toronto 611.353.5 Brooklyn513.2782 New York313.1883 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 144.778 Washington99.5005 Atlanta 1010.5005 Charlotte811.4216.5 Orlando 612.3338 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 172.895 Detroit 910.4748 Chicago 79.4388.5 Cleveland612.33310.5 Milwaukee315.16713.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio153.833 Houston137.6503 Dallas 128.6004 Memphis98.5295.5 New Orleans99.5006 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland163.842 Oklahoma City134.7652 Denver 117.6114.5 Minnesota910.4747 Utah 416.20012.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers127.632 Golden State118.5791 Phoenix109.5262 L.A. Lakers99.5002.5 Sacramento412.2506.5 ___ Tuesdays Games Philadelphia 126, Orlando 125,2OT Denver 111, Brooklyn 87 Boston 108, Milwaukee 100 Detroit 107, Miami 97 Memphis 110, Phoenix 91 Dallas 89, Charlotte 82 Oklahoma City 97, Sacramento 95 Golden State 112, Toronto 103 Wednesdays Games Cleveland 98, Denver 88 Atlanta 107, L.A. Clippers 97 Phoenix 97, Houston 88 Detroit 105, Milwaukee 98 Dallas 100, New Orleans 97 Indiana 95, Utah 86 San Antonio at Minnesota, ppd. Portland 111, Oklahoma City 104 Thursdays Games New York at Brooklyn, late L.A. Clippers at Memphis, late Miami at Chicago, late Fridays Games Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Denver at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at New York, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Utah at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSSCORING FGFTPTSAVG Durant, OKC14516648428.5 Anthony, NYK15010342126.3 James, MIA16610946826.0 George, IND1668546724.6 Harden, HOU11312438123.8 REBOUNDS OFFDEFTOTAVG Love, MIN7318625913.6 Jordan, LAC8416024412.8 Drummond, DET9315124412.8 Howard, HOU6918225112.6 Vucevic, ORL5213318510.9 ASSISTS GASTAVG Paul, LAC1821612.0 Wall, WAS181669.2 Curry, GOL161408.8 Rubio, MIN191628.5 Jennings, DET171428.4MLS CUPSaturday, Dec. 7: Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC, 4 p.m.BASEBALLMLBSuspended New York Yankees catcher Ryan Baker 50 games for refusing to take an offseason drug test in violation of baseballs minor league drug program. American League BOSTON RED SOXSigned C A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year contract. CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with 1B Paul Konerko on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Joe Nathan on a two-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICSSigned LHP Scott Kazmir to a two-year contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry,6 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.McKeel,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.McKeel,6 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lemon Bay,6/7:30 p.m.; GirlsBasketball at Lemon Bay, 6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Avon Park Duals,10 a.m.; Boys Soccer at Avon Park,Noon; Girls Soccer at Avon Park,10 a.m. Avon Park SATURDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,Noon; Girls Soccer vs.Sebring,10 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Hardee,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Hardee,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m. N B A F R I D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Denver at Boston . . . . . . . . . E S P N S A T U R D A Y 8 p m Detroit at Chicago . . . . . . . . . W G N C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L F R I D A Y 1 0 p m Baylor vs. Kentucky. . . . . . . . E S P N S A T U R D A Y 1 1 a m LaSalle vs. Stony Brook . . . . . . . S U N 1 2 : 3 0 p m UCLA at Missouri . . . . . . . . . C B S 1 : 3 0 p m Fordham vs. St. Johns . . . . . . . S U N 3 : 1 5 p m Kansas at Colorado . . . . . . . E S P N 2 5 : 1 5 p m UNLV at Arizona . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 S K I I N G S A T U R D A Y 2 p m Audi Birds of Prey Mens Super-G . . N B C M L S C U P W E D N E S D A Y 4 p m Real Salt Lake at Sporting K.C. . . . E S P N C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L F R I D A Y 8 p m Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois . E S P N 2 S A T U R D A Y N o o n Oklahoma at Oklahoma State . . . . . A B C N o o n UCF at SMU . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N N o o n Marshall at Rice . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 3 : 3 0 p m Texas at Baylor . . . . . . . . . . F O X 4 p m Missouri vs. Auburn . . . . . . . . C B S 7 : 3 0 p m South Florida at Rutgers . . . . . E S P N 2 7 : 4 5 p m Stanford at Arizona State . . . . . . E S P N 8 p m Duke vs. Florida State . . . . . . . A B C 8 : 1 7 p m Ohio State vs. Michigan State . . . . . F O X 1 0 p m Utah State at Fresno State . . . . . . C B S Times, games, channels all subject to change B O X I N G S A T U R D A Y 8 p m Zab Judah vs. Paulie Malignaggi . . . S H O W 9 : 4 5 p m Joseph Agbeko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux H B O G O L F F R I D A Y 1 1 : 3 0 a m EuroPGA Hong Kong Open . . . . G O L F 3 p m Northwestern Mutual World Challenge G O L F S A T U R D A Y 9 : 3 0 a m EuroPGA Hong Kong Open . . . . G O L F 1 p m Northwestern Mutual World Challenge G O L F 3 p m Northwestern Mutual World Challenge . N B C N H L S A T U R D A Y 7 p m Winnipeg at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . S U N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NHL MLS Playoffs Transactions NBA Page B2 News-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 rf


Anyone interested in joini ng us Saturday, Dec. 7, at L ake Lotela can still sign up f or our monthly Big Bass t ournament. Entry fee is $25 and winn er takes all. One or two fishermen per b oat, but the tournament is l imited to 12 boats. Only one fish per angler c an be weighed in and the l argest bass wins the jackpot. The tournament will begin a t first light (around 6:30 a .m.) and ends at 1 p.m. No live bait. You can put your boat in a t either ramp but the weighi n and take off will be from t he ramp next to the power p lant. For more information and t o sign up, stop by REDS II. Custom Rod Building Class Monday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p .m. we will be holding a f ree custom rod building c lass at REDS II. For those attending, this f irst meeting will be a brief e xplanation of the rodbuildi ng process followed by each m ember of the class selecti ng the rod blank and comp onents they wish to use. The only cost will be the cost of the components and rod blank each person selects. Costs will vary from $65 to $150 per rod. On the following Monday, Dec. 16, we will meet again to begin building the rods. All rods will be completed by Monday, Dec. 23. This is a great way to build the rod of your dreams or to build a rod for someone else for Christmas. Class size will be limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required. You can call or stop by REDS II to register. New B.A.S.S. Chapter Forming Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 p.m. we will be meeting to form the new B.A.S.S. chapter at REDS II. The meeting is open to the public, both men and women. For those of you not familiar with the format, this will be a bass fishing club with monthly tournaments on area lakes that are draw tournaments. Unlike team tournaments, boaters will be paired with non-boaters for each event. Points will be awarded throughout the year at each tournament and at years end we will hold a banquet and present trophies and plaques to the top fishermen. This is a great way to meet fishermen, make friends and learn from each other. Tournaments will begin in January 2014. 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 863-273-4998 or by email at Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at or stop by the store to see him anytime. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 Page B3 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports fri ads; 0 0 0 3 4 1 5 5 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 12/6/13; 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 4 Golf Hammock The Golf Hammock Ladies played a par 3s and 5s on the front nine and par 4s on the back on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Winning First Flight was Florence Towell, followed by Ruth Harris and Laura Kebberly. In Second Flight, it was Ruth Kirk taking top honors with Carol Troup second and Wanda Hastie getting a tie for third with Roxie McMillon. Marilyn Brewer was the winner of Third Flight, as Cindy Dall took second and Jo Thornburg third Last Monday, Dec. 2, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points. In A group Allen Muhlbauer scored plus 3 that was good for first place and Mike Anselm in second place at even. Danny Geier took first place in B group with plus 4 and there was a tie for second place between Dick Botelho and David Mulligan at minus 1. Terry Yandle came in first place in C group with plus 3 and in second place was Ken Granger with plus 2. Billy Parr scored plus 6 that was good for first place in D group and Doug Haire scored plus 1 for second place. In E group Jerry Hodges scored plus 3 for first place and there was a tie for second place between Doc Thomas and Ken Porter at plus 1. Ralph Pickering shot a plus 3 that was good for first place in F group and Bob Morrison came in second place at even. Bob Colandrea came in first place in G group with plus 8 and Dennis Dale came in second place at even. In H Group Dick Lindsay had a plus 4 that was good for first place and Bill Woudenberg came in second place at plus 1. Next week the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock. This will be a shotgun start beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early to register. Call Pete at 3821280 or 414-2110 before Saturday noon to make any changes Follow the scores on my blog at courtesy of Doug Haire.Lake June WestA Monday Ladies event was played on Dec. 2. Annie Hall, Elaine Orr and Patty Mancuso carded a 37 for the win, with Joyce Swartz, Even Huffman, Kathy Armstrong and Jeri Mann one shot back at 38 for second. Helene Mellon, Betty Bavaro, Janice Barringer and Margaret Schultz had a 41 for third. For closest to the pin, Donna Palmatier got to 18-feet, 3/4-inch from No. 2, Charlotte Mathew to 4-feet from No. 4 and Armstrong to 7-feet, 10inches from No. 8.River GreensA Mens Pro-Am was played on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The team of Jim Cercy, Cecil Lemons, Russ Rudd and Johnny Wehunt came in with a +4 for the win, while Jeff Bitcon, Don McDonald, Bill Mountford and Ken Koon were a -1/2 for second. Individually, John Smutnick won A Flight with +3 and Don Ethun and Lemons tied for the lead in B Flight with +1/2 each. C Flight went to Joe Graf and his +3 1/2 total, with Bitcon matching that total to win D Flight. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Golfettes took to the course and saw Mary Beth Carley come in with a 65 for the win. Peggy Wehunt was second with a 66 and Dee Paul third with 68. The Morrison Group played on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The pairing of Leo Persails and Gil Heier came in with a -18 to get the win. Dueling -15s then came in with the duo of Dennis Tondee and Lefty St. Pierre matching scores with Don McDonald and Jim Cercy. A Mixed Pro-Am was played on Monday, Nov. 25, with Don and Bea Sherman joining with Felix Chartier and Al Zwerk to total +7 for the win. Zwerk totaled +5 on his own for the individual win, with Roy Bassett totaling +3 1/2 for second.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Dec. 3, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held Day 1 of a two day Pick Your Partner tournament. It was a Two Man Team total net points competition (net eagle equal 6 points, net birdie equal 4 points, net par equal 2 points, etc.) and was held on the Cougar Trail course. Flight A was led by Les Greenlee and a Blind partner at 88 points. In second place at 86 net points was Pat Jaskowski and Gordon Reid, followed by Bill Lawens and Don Cunning at 83 net points. Gary Behrendt and Jan Hard were in fourth at 83 net points. Flight B leaders were Jim Temple and Bill Kingshott two of our new Canadians with 105 net points. Rick Nelson and Joe Troia came in second with 91 points and Will David and Larry Miesner were third with 81 points. Bo Bohanon and Bob Rogers were next with 78 points. C Flight leaders on Day 1 were Jay Payne and Dan Porter with 99 points. Jay and Dan had a 10 point hole at No. 15, where Jay had a net eagle for 6 points and Dan had a net birdie for 4 points. Dave Docherty and Jim Foote were in second with 88 points, followed closely by Ed Clay and John Schroeder at 87 net points. Day 2 was to be held Thursday on the longer Panther Creek golf course, where it would be a little harder to score those points. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the SpringLake Ladies Golf League played a 4 person team 2 best ball par 5, 3 best ball par 4 and 4 best ball par 3 on the Cougar Trail course. The team of Lou Cannon, Terrie Austin, Laverne Caulkins and a blind took first place with a net score of 179. Second place went to Pearl Bradford, Sharon Warner, Jean Donahue and a second blind for a net score of 183. Continued from B1 Fish tournament and rod building class


By ARNIE STAPLETON Associated PressENGLEWOOD, Colo. P eyton Mannings 403-yard p erformance Sunday at K ansas City officially made t his season the biggest one e ver for quarterbacks. It was the 19th 400-yard g ame by a QB in the NFL t his season, the most ever f or a full season, breaking t he record of 18 set in 2011 and theres still a month t o go. Of course, somebodys h auling in all those throws f rom the leagues prolific p assers. From Calvin Johnson to D emaryius Thomas, wideo uts are going wild in 2013. In Mannings case Sunday, i t was Eric Decker, who h auled in a franchise-record f our TD passes in Denvers 3 5-28 win at Kansas City t hat gave the Broncos cont rol of the AFC playoff race. These types of performa nces are coming more and m ore often. Deckers eight catches for a career-high 174 yards m ade him just the third r eceiver in 20 years to catch f our TD passes and top 170 y ards. The others are Jerry Rice a nd Terrell Owens. Thats some pretty good c ompany, Decker said. And he had some more good company Sunday when Browns rookie Josh Gordon set a team record with a 261yard day and Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery went for 249 yards. Some memorable moments by the leagues top targets this season:Decker DominatesDecker had just three TD catches this season and none since Oct. 20. Then, he did something Rod Smith, Shannon Sharpe and Ed McCaffrey never did by catching four TD passes. While all of Mannings other targets were catching TD passes this season, Decker kept joking that hed wish theyd save some for him. They all came his way on one glorious afternoon. The mind-set we all have is you have to be ready because you never know when that game might come, Decker said.Catch of the Week Jeffery had one of the most impressive performances of the season Sunday 12 catches for 249 yards and two TDs in Chicagos 23-20 overtime loss at Minnesota and one of the coolest catches of the year. On third-and-14 in the third quarter, Jeffrey lined up in the slot to the left and made a gorgeous catch over Vikings cornerback Chris Cook just shy of the end zone. He maintained possession while dragging both feet into the end zone for the score while squeezing the ball with great concentration before tumbling out of bounds. Cook bumped the official who signaled touchdown, drawing an unsportsmanlike flag and an ejection.Great Gordon Gordon had 10 catches for a team record 261 yards, including a 95-yard TD that put the Browns up on the Jaguars 28-25 only to see Jacksonville rally for a 3228 win. Gordons 10 catches for a team record 261 yards made him the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 200-yard games. He had 236 in a loss the week before to Pittsburgh. His 498 yards in two games and 623 in three are both league marks.Megatrons Megaday On Oct. 27 Calvin Johnson got the best of Dez Bryant, gaining 329 yards receiving in the Lions31-30 win over the Cowboys on Matthew Staffords 1-yard plunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left. Johnson finished seven yards shy of Flipper Andersons NFLrecord 336yard performance he had for the Los Angeles Rams against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 26, 1989, in a game that went into overtime. Anderson had 296 yards in regulation that day. It was crazy, Johnson said of the 1-on-1 coverage he faced all afternoon. We had a lot of one-on-one coverage today, and we were able to take advantage and hit some deep balls. Matt made some great throws to me.Marvelous Marvin On the same day Johnson nearly broke the NFLrecord for yards receiving, Marvin Jones set a Bengals record with his four touchdown catches during a 49-9 win over the Jets. It was unbelievable, AllPro receiver A.J. Green marveled. I dont think I have scored four touchdowns since high school. That guy is awesome.Terrific Thomas Demaryius Thomas caught a trio of TDs from Manning in Denvers 28-20 win over San Diego last month when Jack Del Rio took over after John Fox needed open-heart surgery. Thomasfavorite TD cam e on a quick screen in which he was still accelerating as he scored from 34 yards out, explaining, Smoke screens are my favorite thing to do. After that catch, I feel, is m y thing. Its easy to see why Thomas says hes at his best with the ball in his hands he leads NFLreceivers with 594 yards after the catch. AP NFL website: Page B4 News-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; dec ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 0 RACE-THRU KWIK LUBE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; tv incl; 0 0 0 3 4 1 9 8 Bulb Bin; 1.736"; 2"; Black; tv incl; 0 0 0 3 4 1 9 9 Hester made consecutive t rips to the line and came a way with one each time, a nd Demarest split a pair w ith Williams adding a nother from the line to put t he lead at 44-40. Williams would soon p ower inside for a bucket, b ut Demarest ended the p eriod with a three from the c orner for a 47-42 margin h eading to the fourth. The Streaks then seemed t o being blowing it open e arly in the fourth, with H ester opening the scoring w ith a three-pointer. Lee hit a free throw, but R olando Powery scored i nside for the Streaks and C ook drove for two. Akins hit one of two free t hrows and Cook canned a j umper to push the lead to 5 6-44. It went to 60-46 on a D emarest steal and drive, b ut rather than pull back s ome and maintain the lead, t he Streaks stayed in attack m ode, and the turnovers a nd forced shots began to m ount, adding to Harris e xasperation. In practice we run drive a nd dont shoot drills for s ituations like that, the c oach said. Well drive a nd if the shots not there, p ull it back out and reset. B ut tonight they were drivi ng and shooting with the s hot not there. That, along with hurried p asses, or passes mishand led in haste, gave DeSoto t hat many more scoring c hances, which they started t o capitalize on. Athree was hit, then W illiams drove and was f ouled for a three-point p lay. Another Williams free t hrow cut it to 60-53 and it c ould have been worse, c onsidering the Bulldogs w ere not capitalizing at the l ine, going just 6-of-17 in t he fourth. The Streaks, meanwhile, w ent 5-of-8 down the stretch and got scoring drives from Hester and Cook to finally close this one out. Hester lead Sebring with 24 points, with Cook and Demarest adding 12 apiece. Williams was the high scorer in the game with 29. Its good for a team to face adversity like this so they can learn from it, Harris said. I saw some good things tonight, but a lot of negatives too. The foul calling could have hurt us, but our depth was a big help. The coach then took a breath from the consternation and critique and took some solace from the situation. The big thing is getting the district win. Sebring will look for another one tonight when they welcome new district opponent Lemon Bay to town. Continued from B1 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Rolando Powery leans in for an inside duece as Sebring opened its district schedule with a win. Streaks sloppy, but hold on By LARRYLAGE Associated PressEASTLANSING, Mich. North Carolina flashed its potential again, earning another impressive victory after a second shaky setback. J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help the Tar Heels beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night. North Carolina (5-2) has been talented enough to knock off the top-ranked Spartans and then-No. 3 Louisville this season, but the Tar Heels have also lost to Belmont and UAB. I truly believe after the Louisville win, our mentality after that was, Birmingham is just going to be an automatic win. Just because were North Carolina, Tokoto said. We cant have that mentality and kind of learned that Sunday night. We came here, were ready to play, intensity level was up, and we got results. The Spartans (7-1) lost to an unranked nonconference team at home for the first time in more than a decade. They looked nothing like the team that beat then-No. 1 Kentucky a few weeks ago or the program that has had so much success over nearly two decades under coach Tom Izzo. One of the more disappointing performances of my career here, Izzo said. From the jump ball, they kind of took it to us. The Tar Heels took control from the start, never trailed and used a 12-1 run to take a 65-52 lead with 6:02 left. Michigan State did not want it that much more than we did, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. Izzo agreed. We looked soft, he lamented. North Carolina outrebounded the Spartans by 11, leading to 19 second-chance points. The Tar Heels turned 14 of Michigan States turnovers into 19 points and held the Spartans to 36 percent shooting. Were as happy as we can possibly be 179 degrees away from where we were after the UAB game, Williams said. Kennedy Meeks scored 15 points for North Carolina and Brice Johnson had 14 off the bench. Marcus Paige and Nate Britt added 13 apiece. You cant tell in college basketball whats going to happen, Williams said. At one point, we had three freshmen, a sophomore and a junior on the court. Gary Harris had 17 points and Keith Appling scored 13, but both Michigan State guards missed 10 of 15 shots. Adreian Payne had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Spartans, whose last loss at home against an unranked nonconference team was Toledo on Dec. 30, 2002. The Tar Heels beat a No. 1 team for the first time since March 4, 2006, at Duke, and they have a nation-high 13 wins over top-ranked teams. Theyve won seven straight against the Spartans, including in the 2009 NCAA final. Tokoto has taken advantage of an expanded role while P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald sit out because of NCAAeligibility concerns. The 6-foot-5 Tokoto, who is from Wisconsin, made some friends and family members in the stands at the Breslin Center happy while green-and-white clad fans didnt have much to get excited about. Tokoto blocked a shot early in the second half, got to a loose ball and threw it to Appling while the Michigan State player was standing out of bounds and made three straight sho ts later in the half to help the Tar Heels pull away. J.P. was really active, Williams said. He did a lot of things. Hes so athletic. Michigan State pulled into a 32-all tie at halftime after an awful start, struggling to take care of the ball or mak e shots. The Tar Heels scored the first six points of the game and led 16-4 while holding the Spartans to 1-of-7 shooting with four turnovers. On the bench, North Carolina freshman Isaiah Hicks implored his teammates to keep playing and avoid looking at the scoreboard. The Tar Heels seemed to do that, building a 20-6 cushion midway through th e first half as Michigan State missed nine of 11 shots and turned the ball over six times. The Spartans got a scare later in the half when Appling landed hard on his right hip after defending a shot. He hobbled off the court but was able to return to action before halftime. Michigan State outscored the Tar Heels 13-2 over the last several minutes of the first half. The Spartans, though, couldnt do enough to get ahead in the second half an d they will likely fall in next weeks poll after being No. 1 for a school-record three weeks this season. They came off a loss an d they looked hungrier, Izzo said. We came off all the hype and we looked not as hungry. Follow Larry Lage on Twitter: North Carolina beats No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wideouts Gone Wild wide receivers putting up big numbers, too


A mputee group meets Dec. 12 SEBRING The H eartland Amputee Group is p lanning to meet on T hursday, Dec. 12 at noon at t he Sebring Chamber of C ommerce in the Village P laza for a holiday brunch. A ll attendees are asked to b ring a pot-luck food item to s hare. Please R.S.V.P. to H ALLO by Monday, Dec. 1 0. Beverages will be prov ided. The guest this month will b e Dr. Joni Jones from S ebring Foot Care. The doct ors lecture is Education A bout all Aspects of Foot C are and Tips on Helping w ith Balance. Sebring Foot C are is a full podiatry pract ice and all insurances are t aken. The Heartland Amputee G roup is an informational t ype of support group for b oth recent and experienced a mputees of all levels, their f amily and friends and intere sted health care professiona ls. The groups main purp ose is to give support, e ncouragement and e xchange information and p roduct knowledge.Anyone i nterested in meeting with t he group is invited to attend t his friendly, informal meeti ng. Information is e xchanged and can be very e ncouraging and educational. For any other information a bout the group, or if you w ould like to be on the maili ng list for notification of the m eetings and guest speakers, c all HALLO at 385-1196, e mail: halloinc@embarqm, write to H .A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, S ebring, FL33872or visit w Stroke Recovery Group meets Dec. 17 SEBRING The Stroke R ecovery Group, a self-help group for people in thecommunity who have had a stroke and are living with the effects will be meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17 for group therapy from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road. The guest lecturers will be Tim Wheaton, massage therapist and certified personal trainer from Heal by Touch, Sebring and Sally McDougall, certified Tai Chi instructor, who will be taking the group through a visualization therapy. The purpose of this group is to provide an informal, confidential space to share experiences, support and information. The new Stroke Recovery Group is brought to you through H.A.L.L.O. (Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization). If you would like to be on the email list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, please call HALLO at 385-1196 email: or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL33872. Visit www.halloinc.orgor like them on FaceBook at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization.Low Vision Group and Red Cane club meets Dec. 19SEBRING The Low Vision Information Group and the Red Cane Club will be meeting on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Highlands Community Church at 11 a.m. for introductions, sharing experiences, tips and announcements and holiday music. The lecture for this month is scheduled for noon and will be from Dr. Mark Sevigny from Sevigny Associates Eye Care. The purpose of the group is to encourage people with low vision or those that are legally blind to share their experiences and to understand that there are many ways to help keep ones independence and continue to do nearly all of their daily activities that they have done in the past. Highlands Community Church is at 3005 New Life Way in Sebring. If you would like to be on the mailing list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, please call HALLO at 3851196; email: or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872.Outreach eventsComprehensive Homecare plans the following community outreach events next week: Monday 8 a.m., health fair, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., caregivers support gropu, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., health fair, Lakeside Gardens, County Road 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., health fair, Herons Landing, Herons Landing Lane, Lake Placid; 12:30 p.m., health fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 8 a.m., health fair, Neiberts, U.S. 98, Lorida; 9 a.m., health fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida. Thursday 9 a.m., health fair, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road. Friday 7 a.m., health fair, Arc Residence, Pleasant Street, Avon Park. Ace Homecare has scheduled the following community outreach events next week: Monday 9 a.m., Music and Motion, Rest Haven (Zolfo Springs); and 10:30 a.m., health fair, Chatham Point (Wauchula). Tuesday 10:30 a.m., multiple agency/vendor health fair until 2 p.m., Town & Country Mobile Home Park (Sebring). Thursday 1 p.m., Music and Motion, Fair Haven Village (Sebring). Friday 10 a.m., health fair, Highlands Village Apartments (Sebring). All programs are free of charge and are open to the public. For more information, call ACE Homecare at 385-7058. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 Page B5 CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main A erectile dysfu; 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 9 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; dec ads; 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 6 BROWN, JEN; 3.639"; 2"; Black; tv p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 1 0 5 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 1 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black plus three; process, tv incl; 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 6 Healthy Living Dear Pharmacist: I have Hashimoto thyroiditis, can I take thyroid supplements that contain iodine? K.S., Seattle Answer: Hashimotos or Hashis is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid gland, causing clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism. I know theres controversy regarding iodine supplementation. I am aware that a sudden increase in iodine can cause a bad reaction, but I dont think Hashi sufferers should avoid iodine altogether. Iodine levels have fallen more than 50 percent during the last 40 years. Duringthat same timeframe, Hashis has increased at epidemic rates.Common sense will tell you iodine is not the cause for this rise in Hashimotos. This next statement is huge: Hashimotos disease is far impacted more by your selenium status, than iodine. If you take iodine in the presence of selenium deficiency, its bad news (and the same can be said for excessive selenium).Thats the key, selenium deficiency causes an intolerance of iodine, especially high dose iodine. When I hear of a Hashi sufferer having a bad experience with iodine, all that says to me is that they were selenium deficient, or they took a bad form of iodine, or too high of a dose. Ive read studies suggesting iodine to be bad for Hashi sufferers, but the participants in the study lived in geographic areas known to be severely deficient in selenium. Studies like this frame iodine as the bad guy but remember what I said about priming the pump before giving iodine? I dont recommend high dose iodine (6mg or more) unless your overnight urinalysis proves you are deficient. You only need a few milligrams or les s, but to avoid it at all costs makes me worry about your repr oductive organs. You see, natural iodine supports breast health, as well as the prostate, testicular, endometrial, ovarian and cervical.Its extremel y protective. I lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer which is tied to iodine deficiency. Drug mugging is huge in the Hashi community. May folks take fluorinated drugs, causing more depletions of iodine because fluorine is a drug mugger of iodine. Shocker! Heres a few: flurazepam (Dalmane), atorvastatin (Lipitor), celecoxib (Celebrex), levofloxacin (Levaquin) and lansoprazole (Prevacid). Im not bent on high dose iodine, but low dose s may be necessary to getting well, and it needs to be in combination with selenium. Generally speaking, I disagree with supplements that make more and more thyroid hormone. Most of you cannot even use what you have. I think we need to focus on two other more important things. One, getting thyroid hormone activated to T3, and two, getting the T3 into the cell. Only then do you see symptoms clear up, such as cold sensitivity, hair loss, fatigue and slow metabolism. 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. Big news for thyroid disease The holidays have officially begun. Although the next weeks will be festive and fun, they can be tough on the feet. Hours of shopping, standing in long checkout lines, baking, attending parties and traveling to visit friends and relatives can take their toll on y our feet. Wearing non-sensible footwear such a s flip-flops and fashionable boots w hile hitting the mall for those special d eals on gifts can lead to tired and c ranky feet. Keep in mind that, after long periods o f standing and walking in the mall, y our feet may swell. Support hose help w ith swelling and will put some spring b ack in your legs. lternate standing a nd sitting for a few minutes when poss ible. Take a short little break to relieve p ressure off your feet. Diabetics, in p articular, should check their feet for b listers or sores halfway through the s hopping day. Avoid wearing ballet flats or flipf lops that offer little arch support. C onsider bringing two pairs of shoes w hile shopping and switch them h alfway in the day to use different m uscles and to relieve different pressure points. You can find affordable comfortable shoe brands at Payless and Kohls that feature wider a wider toebox, extra stretchy fabric, and shockabsorbing soles. Check that the shoe is the right shape for your foot, with good flexibility and cushioning. At the end of a long shopping day, stretch and flex your toes with controlled movements. Consider soaking your feet in a luke-warm Epsom salt bath. Massage by rolling your feet over a golf or tennis ball. At the Gentle Foot Care Center we wish you happy, pain-free feet for the holidays! Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center are located on US 27 and can be reached at 863-314-9255. For additional information visit This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Tis the season for pain-free shopping feet Snapshots Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Metro Shopping trips, which get longer this time of year due to large crowds, can be tough on your feet, especially if you dont wear the right kind of shoes.


Page B6 News-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow; Web site, www.apfellow F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. 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,; website, School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t J a m e s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.C H R I S T I A N C o r n e r s t o n e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. E a s t s i d e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, pianist; and John Thomas, organist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 4534851. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 4461339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion A von Park Christian Church AVON PARK The annual L adies Christmas brunch is at 10 a .m. Saturday. Wednesday at 6 p.m. i s a potluck Christmas Gathering. Apiano recital will be held at 4 p .m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1 016 W. Camphor (behind the W ells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 o r email w ith any questions or to request i nformation. The church website is w Christ Lutheran Church LCMS AVON PARK Pastor Scott M cLean will preach a sermon titled Abound in Hope on Sunday m orning. Wednesday evening Advent C elebration will begin at 6 p.m. w ith supper, followed at 7 p.m. w ith an evening prayer service. The church is at 1320 County R oad 64, east of the Avon Park H igh School past the four-way stop s ign. For more information call 4 71-2663 or search online at c Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled God the Only Cause and Creator. The keynote is from Psalms 86:10 thou, ... Thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. The church is at 154 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Some Things Are Final: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Book of John. Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING The Church of Buttonwood Bay meets in the recreation hall for worship on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Pastor Cecil Hess is preaching on Jesus As Savior on Sunday. Special music will be by the adult choir and Faye Cochran. For information, call 382-1737.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday, the second Sunday in Advent, Pastor Dave Smalley will preach from Matthew 3:1-12. The title of his sermon will be Ready to Experience Eternity? Sunday school will be taught by Louise Bohrer. The theme for this Sunday, APromise to Abraham, will look at Genesis 15:1-21. For information, call 385-1597.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, Life is but a Dream, on Sunday with scripture from Matthew 1:18-25. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Bill Cole will preach Sunday from his series, The Indescribable Gift. He will preach on Skeletons in Jesus Closet from Matthew 1. Sunday evening he will preach An Interview with Jesus about Christmas from Hebrews and the Psalms. To listen to Faith Baptists Sunday morning sermons or for more information about the church, visit the website at or call the church office at 465-0060. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING ThisSunday,thechurchcelebrates Second Sunday of Advent.GuestPastor Tony Doucheswill deliver hissermon at Faith LutherantitledThe Joyful Life of Christian Hope. Advent servicesare held on Wednesdays. The Midweek Advent theme for next week is The Bright Star of Bethlehem: Star of Hope. L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Together will begin anew study at 1 p.m. Thursday.This study is in the book of Romans and studies forgiveness, love, change, renewal and faith.The topic is The Gift You Cant Give Yourself ~ Forgivenes s from Romans 3:21-28.Any woman is encourage to attend any Thursday. Faiths Closet will be holding a brown bag sale on Saturday. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Purchase a brown bag f or $5, then fill it with all the clothes you can fit into the bag. The sale will help raise moneyfor the churchs food pantry. Young tweens, teens or young adults who tweet, IM, Facebook or are online are encouraged to attend the movie, Finding Faith. This will help educate youth to the reality of the world of what can happen if they are not texting someone of their age. This movie is based on real life. It will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Erik Estrada will be present for pictures and autographs.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will continue his sermon series from Acts on Sunday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Church News Continued on B8


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 Page B7 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 3857848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Traditional Worship Service: 8 a.m.; Sunday Praise Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.; Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:15 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 8 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-Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e s 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c h 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship 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; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School 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 3-year-olds. Seasonal Mid-Week Services each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church office at 465-5253 or visit the website at 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 Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c h 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r y Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at U n i o n C h u r c h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail Web site, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. P R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C A ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; email: ; Web site: Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email:, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group 6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. S p r i n g L a k e P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( U S A ) 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,, Web site, E V E N T H D A Y A D V E N T I S T A v o n P a r k S e v e n t h d a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail:, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is S e b r i n g S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.T H E C H U R C H O F L A T T E R D A Y S A I N T S T h e C h u r c h o f J e s u s C h r i s t o f L a t t e r D a y S a i n t s 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 78:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 811 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.T H E S A L V A T I O N A R M Y T h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y C e n t e r f o r W o r s h i p Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. 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: M e m o r i a l U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. S t J o h n U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. S p r i n g L a k e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U N I T E D C H U R C H O F C H R I S T E m m a n u e l U n i t e d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion Christmas with the Celts SEBRING Marcille W allis & Friends will perf orm a variety of Christmas m usic in the Celtic style at t he St. John United M ethodist Church 20132 014 Concert Series. They w ill be featured on the hamm ered dulcimer, flute, guitar, f iddle, vocals, Scottish and I rish Dance. This is the final appeara nce of champion fiddler M att Miller. World-qualifyi ng Irish dancers Johnny M aio and Kate Valley will b e introduced. This is a r eturn performance for this p opular group. Based in Florida, Marcille a nd her friends perform freq uently throughout the U nited States at concerts, festivals, theme parks and lecture settings. St. John United Methodist Church is proud to host Marcille Wallis & Friends at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in the church sanctuary at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For information, call 382-1736. Adonation is requested. Temple hosts talent showSEBRING Temple Israel of Highlands County is hosting its Second Annual Talent Show at the synagogue at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.The temple is at 1305 Temple Israel Drive. There will be performances by some of the countys best talents, including musicians, singers, dancers and comedians. An afternoon of fun for a donation of only $10. There will be door prizes and refreshments available. For more information and tickets call 382-7744.Maranatha Baptist presents musical dramaSEBRING The musical drama, One Bethlehem Night, will be presented by Maranatha Baptist Church choir and drama team at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 and at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Written by Jeff Atwood and John Lemonis, this musical drama provides a glimpse of what might have happened on the miraculous night when our Savior was born.All of the characters, except Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds are fictional, of course, but they were ordinary people with ordinary occupations with longings and feelings much the same as ours. Human needs and wants have changed very little over the centuries.Real people were present that night and were touched in some way by Mary and Joseph as they came to the inn.Though some of the characters and happenings are imagined, the main event the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior is the one true, immutable event that forever changed their lives, and ours, on that One Bethlehem Night. People playing main roles are David Waite, Gary Hanson, Cathy Witham, and Leon Moody. Accompanists are Rachel Waite at the piano and Ann Truax on the organ.The musical is directed by Jan Burgess. Maranatha Baptist Church is in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of State Road 17 North in Sebring.For more information, call 382-8594 or 382-4301.Spring Lake UMC plans bazaarSEBRING The Annual Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk are planned for Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane (off U.S. 98, a quarter mile east of the hardware store) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be served.Sunridge Baptist presents Christmas musicalSEBRING The Sunridge Baptist Church Praise Choir presents The Beautiful King, a Christmas musical that lifts high the name of Jesus, featuring scripture readings that carry the listener back more than 2,000 years to the moment of the Saviors birth. The presentation will be at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The church is at 3704 Valerie Blvd. It is right across the street from Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center on U.S. 27 North.Sebring Christian offers devotionalSEBRING Sebring Christian Church is offering free copies of the daily devotional, The Story of God with Us. Just call the church office at 382-6676 to request a copy or log on to Snapshots Continued on B8


VATICAN CITY(AP) P ope Francis is assembling a p anel of experts to advise h im on sex abuse in the clerg y a task that will involve l ooking at how to protect c hildren from pedophiles, h ow to better screen men for t he priesthood and how to h elp victims who have a lready been harmed. But it remains unclear if t he experts will take up one o f the core issues behind the C atholic Churchs sex abuse s candal: how to make bisho ps who shelter abusive p riests accountable. Cardinal Sean OMalley, the archbishop of Boston, announced the creation of the commission Thursday at the conclusion of a meeting between Francis and his eight cardinal advisers. who are The true story is told of an e arly 1960s University of F lorida football team in the m idst of practice. Jack Katz, a large lineman, had proven h imself to be the fastest linem an on the team. One day, K atz walked up to Coach R ay Graves and asked if he c ould run sprints with the f aster running backs rather t han with the slower linem en. The coach said, Yes. For the next several days, K atz managed to finish last i n every, single race he ran w ith the running backs. This s urprised no one. So, the c oach asked him if he would n ot rather be a winner with t he linemen than a loser with t he backs. Katz responded, Im not o ut here to outrun the linem en. I already know I can d o that. Im out here to learn h ow to run faster, and if y ouve noticed, Im losing b y a little less every day. That story reminds me of Paul and Silas when they arrived in Berea. They found a people who were described as more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica. Why? Acts 17:11 reads, ... for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. In other words, their desire was to learn a little more about Gods will for them every day. I have always found the biblical description of the Bereans fascinating, due to the fact that they were unwilling to take even the apostle Pauls word for something. Rather, they listened to his teaching and then confirmed whether it was true by seeking out the answers in Gods word. What a great lesson for us! I truly believe that if more people were willing to listen less to the religious authorities of our day and more to the simple words of God in His Bible, then there would be less religious division and more spiritual unity under the only true authority Jesus Christ. However, before this can happen, each one of us must make the decision and effort to set aside the teachings of men, and pursue with great zeal and diligence the teachings of God. The Sebring Parkway church of Christ would like to invite anyone and everyone who is able to join us each week as we study Gods word together. Examining the scriptures to find Gods truth for man is a vital part of Christianity, and we hope that you will join us at any opportunity you may have. We only ask of you two things before you come: Bring your Bible, and be prepared to use it! We look forward to seeing you! Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway. Visit on the Internet at, or e-mail /. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Page B8 News-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 SHAMBLIN, SHIRLEY; 9.347"; 2"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 3 4 1 9 7 SFSC-COMMUNITY RELATIONS; 3.639"; 8"; Black; main a tag ad; 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 3 A ve. For more information call 4 53-6681 or email First Baptist Church of Placid Lakes LAKE PLACID On Sunday, P astor Jeff Taylors message will b e titled Cleaning Out The Shed. The adult choir will present its C hristmas cantata, Hope Has H ands, under the direction of Ari S algueiro, music director, at the m orning service Dec. 15. Soloists f or the performance will be Ida D iStefano and Michael Wynn. That e vening, the children will present t heir program, Cooking Up C hristmas. The church is at the corner of W ashington and Kemper avenues i n Placid Lakes. First Christian Church SEBRING The pastor, with the h elp of many, will present the All C hurch Christmas Pageant for the y ear on Sunday. Children, t eenagers, young adults and adults w ill help in telling the Christmas S tory. Assisting the pastor during the C ommunion service will be Elders J uanita Roberts and Sandra Laufer. S ervers will be Carol Chandler, T eresa Williams, Joyce Winstel and F ran Goff. Greeting the congregat ion will be Howard Woodward. The church is at 510 Poinsettia A ve. The church also hosts AA m eetings from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays a nd Thursdays.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Seated in Heaven, Present on Earth, based on Zechariah 8:15. This is the second Sunday of Advent. The congregation will participate in a candle lighting ceremony titled We Wait in Hope. This week, Savannah Oldfield will lead the litany reading and explain the candles that will be lit. David Oldfield will light two candles the first represents wait and the second watch. The choirs anthem will be Hush, Hear the Word of the Lord. Guest pianist will be Evelyn Metcalfe. In the adult Sunday school class, Pastor Johnson is now teaching from the denominational quarterly. The theme this quarter is the Gospel of Matthew. Sundays lesson is titled From David to Babylon, based on Matthew 1:711. On Wednesday, Johnson will lead Bible study from the book titled What is Discipleship? The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). For questions, call 4533242 or check the website,, or on the new Avon Park Chamber of Commerce website, Click on the Chamber for Good logo or tab.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peer will preach People, Get Ready on Sunday. Christmas caroling will take place at 3 p.m. at the church, followed by dinner in the fellowship hall. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0107 for information.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The Sunday sermon topic will be Tevet Rosh Chodesh. God predetermines boundaries (see Acts 17:24-29). He has pre-appointed times ... season, year, month, week, day, night, hour, moment. The beginning of every month was a reason to celebrate in the Jewish tradition. Word of the week is Sustainer from Psalm 3:4-5. Once a month in the Tuesday Home Bible Study, members pause their study in Messiah Shadow to Image so they can learn about the Tribes of Israel. This week the featured tribe is Dan. Call 6582534 for directions. The church meets at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be The Three Seekers with scripture from Matthew 2:1-12. The service will include Mary Did You Know sang by George Kelly. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 314-9693 for information.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haas will preach on the subject of The Gift of Responsibility. The Lake Placid Health Care Center Worship Service will be on a Christmas theme at 4 p.m. with Rev. Jerry R. McCauley speaking. The Christmas Eve Service will be at 6 p.m. with pre-service music at 5:30 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. overlooking Lake Clay. Visitors are cordially invited. For information, phone 465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled Would You Go Listen to this Man? based on Matthew 3:1-12. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more informa tion, call 835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING Sunday mornings Bible lesson, Marys Song of Praise, is taken from Luke 1:4656. Wednesday evenings Bible study will continue in Colossians. There will be a 7 a.m. worship service on Dec. 25. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 382-3552 or 2739819 for information.St. Johns United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Are You Prepared? Biblical reference is from Matthe w 3:1-12.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermo n on Sunday will beMiracles and Logic. The Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Breakfast and lunch wil l be available.Anything left over after Saturdays Bazaar will be available Sunday after the service The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Continued from B6 t he new website a twww.sebringchrist and request a c opy there. Monday at 7 p.m. will be t he annual Ladies Christmas T ea. Special guest speaker w ill be Jill McGaffigan, publ ished author of Run with A bandon. Specialguest s oloist will be Nelly Ford. T here is no cost to attend this elegant ladies only event, but RSVPby calling the church office at 3826676no later than Thursday to attend. Sunday sermon this week is Worthy of Worship.Prime Timers plan covered dish luncheonLAKE PLACID Prime Timers are planning a covered dish luncheon at noon Monday in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St. The WEE Center Kids will be singing for the crowd. Pastor Keith Campbell and Peggy Scott will lead in worship and praise. Bring a covered dish and a friend. Continued from B7 Religion Church News Are you learning a little more each day? RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. 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DearAbby: My parents a nd sister live three hours a way, so my family stays w ith me when they come to t own. Over the last few years, I noticed things began to disa ppear from my home. They a re usually small and portable earrings, in particular. The idea of someone steali ng from me was very upsett ing. When I mentioned it to m y sister, she suggested that i t could be our housekeeper. After my wedding band v anished, I had a security c amera installed. Afew m onths later, two more pairs o f earrings went MIA, so I h ad the surveillance company r eview the tapes. It turns out t he thief is my sister! The idea that she has gone t hrough my things and helped h erself with no remorse after I opened my home to her disg usts me. When I confronted h er, she denied it. She later t old my mother that she did t ake the earrings, but didnt k now why I wanted them because they were so ugly. Christmas is coming and I c an no longer welcome her to m y home. Why would she do t his to me? Trusted My Sister in Raleigh, N.C. DearTrusted: Not knowi ng your sister, I cant say for c ertain why she would steal f rom you. She may have k leptomania and be unable to c ontrol her impulses. Or, she m ay resent you for what she p erceives you have that she d oesnt (a happy life, lovely h ome, etc.) and has been taki ng the items to even things up. While I dont blame you for being upset, please understand that whatever her reason, shes a troubled woman who needs help. Unless you lock up anything of value, she should not be in your home. DearAbby: We are part of a group of couples who meet monthly at one anothers homes to play cards. We usually play in the evening from 7 to 11 with the hosting couple providing light refreshments and dessert. Many years ago, one couple designated December as their month to celebrate New Years Eve. We start earlier with a meal and end after midnight. The issue is that it has lost its appeal. Many of us would prefer not to be out on that particular night. How do we, as a group, let them know we no longer want to have game night on New Years Eve without hurting their feelings? They tend to be a sensitive couple. Partied Out in Oregon DearPartied Out: Unless one of you is willing to be the messenger and speak for the rest of you, you should tell this couple as a group well before the end of the year that you would prefer not to be out on a night when many of the drivers on the road have been drinking. Its a valid reason. While the New Years Eve card game may have become a tradition, times change, and as people mature they tend to make more mature decisions. The one youre making ranks high among them. DearAbby: Im a 58-yearold male. My wife divorced me last year after 33 years of marriage. Must I wait the recommended seven years before dating? I heard I must wait one year for every five I was married. Ready or Not in Michigan DearReady orNot: I wonder where you heard that! The answer is no. At 58, you had better start soon. Youre not getting any younger. Write Dear Abby at www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 6, 2013 Page B9 Solution, B9 Diversions/Puzzles By JAKE COYLE APFilm WriterOut of the Furnace is an e arnestly crafted, passionatel y acted working-class drama r usted over by its noble i ntentions of steel-town symp athizing. Director Scott Cooper ( whose first film, Crazy H eart, was also drawn to t he dwindling options of an i ncreasingly obsolete hard w orker) sets his movie in B raddock, Pa., where he also s hot it. The town mill hovers a s the empty heart of a corr oded city. Cooper lays the atmosp here on thick, suffocating t he film with worn interiors, f actory smokestacks, dive b ars and highway overpasse s. Its filled with tattoos, b eer bottles, muscle cars, f lannel shirts and, to top it o ff, Eddie Vedder (who o pens the films with the s ong Release). The films clichis are m any, but few will doubt its w eighty sincerity, its heavyh anded Rust Belt eulogizing. Whats dying? The lives o f blue-collar men. The film i s centered on the Baze b rothers, Russell (Christian B ale) and Rodney (Casey A ffleck), both of whom are f inding that, as their father d ies of lung cancer from y ears at the mill, life in B raddock is dried up. Russell is an honest mill w orker and Rodney is an i ncreasingly lost Army man, a ltered badly from repeated t ours in Iraq. Theyre two of the men in t his very macho ensemble t hat also includes Woody H arrelson, Sam Shepard, W illem Dafoe and Forrest W hitaker. One of the pleasu res of Out of the Furnace i s to be in the company of s uch a fine group of faces, a ll of them various shades of w eariness and anger. (Humor is emphatically not one of the movies shades, as much as one might hope for a rendition of YMCA from its collection of mill worker, solider and police officer types.) No, Out of the Furnace is serious business, announced from the first scene at a drive-in: a brutal, largely unprompted beat down given by Harrelsons Harlan DeGroat, who we later learn is a menacing Appalachian meth-dealer and underworld figure. Hes the fire the films title promises, into which the Baze bothers will jump from the furnace of Braddock. Their route to him begins when Rodney runs up a debt to a local bookie (Dafoe). After stopping by to secretly help pay it down (and have a drink pushed on him), Russell rams a car and is imprisoned for DUI. When he later gets out, things have worsened: Their father has died, his girlfriend (Zoe Saldana, the films lone woman) has left him for a cop (Whitaker), and Rodney is now earning money in bare-knuckle fights. (The film Warrior is an obvious comparison to Out of the Furnace.) Affleck is excellent as Rodney, a tense, confused shell of rage. He wants punishment, and he finds it when he pushes, against repeated advice, to land a bout in DeGroats ring. Harrelson, such an uncommon force in movies, is again memorable here. When Rodney asks him if he as a problem with him, he gives a darker answer than Marlon Brando gave in The Wild One: I got a problem with everybody, he says. Out of the Furnace makes an impression thanks to these performances, as well as Bales captivating stillness. Coopers drive to tell a story of Rust Belt decay has clearly elicited dedication in his cast. But it has also given the film such heavy-handedness and hard-to-take allusions to The Deer Hunter that Out of the Furnace loses much of the authenticity it strives so hard for. Kerry Hayes/Courtesy Relativity Media/MCT Forest Whitaker, from left, Christian Bale and Sam Shepard star in Relativity Media's Out of the Furnace. Out of the Furnace rusted over Movie Review Out of the Furnace Rating: R (intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language) Running time: 116 minutes Review: (of 4) Sister caught on camera denies stealing earrings Dear Abby


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