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079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 On line: www.newssun.com N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, January 3-4, 2014 Volume 95/Number 2 | 50 cents www.newssun .com Classifieds A7 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA4 Healthy LivingB5 Obituaries A6 Places to WorshipB6 Puzzles B9 Religion B6 Index Cooler High 59 Low 46Details, A10 Katara Simmons/News-Sun William Bearden and Ashley Wombles, both of Okeechobee, admire their New Years baby Sherie Bearden on Thursday at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring. Baby Sherie was born 14 minutes after midnight Wednesday, weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Happy New Year, baby! By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING City council members and city staff will take on a full agenda in the first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, but some have the entire year on their minds as their main focus. One council member, however, started off the new year with the announcement that he wont be seeking to keep his sea t. John Clark, whose term expires in March, wrote in an email to the News-Sun that he wont run for re-election. After much soul searching, I have concluded it is time for me to move on, and I will not be seeking re-election to the Sebring City Council. I have learned a great deal during my years on the council, and will b e forever thankful to the citizens of Sebring, Clark said. Current council president Andrew Fells is approaching the end of his first term as a council member for Sebring. Fells spoke in depth about his plans, goals and expectations for the city for 2014. His top priority for 2014 is expansion. While I am only one of five council members, I do have a few things in mind Clark not going to run for re-election Fells to decide soon Clark By PHILATTINGER email@example.comSEBRING Sheriff Susan Benton has joined the ranks of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, singer Gloria Estefan, pilot Betty Skelton Frankman, BethuneCookman College founder Mary McLeod Bethune, and Everglades advocate and suffragist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Benton, 64, has been tapped by Gov. Rick Scott for induction into the Florida Womens Hall of Fame in March. There are so many deserving women, Benton said Tuesday. I am honored and truly humbled. She said that people dont set out in her profession to win accolades, but after falling into a category of firsts, she has found she now needs to be a role model for new officers. Its kind of cool, she said. In 2004, Benton became the first woman to be elected sheriff in the history of Florida and in 2012 was named president of the Florida Sheriffs Association, the first woman to serve in that capacity in the organizations 115-year history. Afifth-generation Floridian, Benton rose through the ranks of law enforcement for 30 years, with one of her earliest assignments involving posing as a student in an undercover drug sting operation in Miami-Dade County. After coming to Highlands County in late 1978, she worked for the Highlands County Sheriffs Office in the school resource section, moving up through the ranks to public information officer and later head of investigations. She was also lauded by David Flowers, one of her opponents in the 2004 election, as the candidate he would vote for if he couldnt vote for himself. Immediately after election, Benton created a partnership between the community and the Sheriffs Office to create its firstever strategic plan, which involved the community and all units and ranks within the Sheriffs Office. Benton said that was the first time the Sheriffs Office had done a strategic plan. She also increased female repre sentation at the Sheriffs Office in 2005 from 17 employees to 42, th e commission site states. One of the greatest things we accomplished was our Special Victims Unit: Law enforcement an d civilians dedicating themselves fu ll time to (fight) child and adult abuse, Benton said. She said her detention deputies have also worked in the jail with inmates to deal with mental health and substance abuse issues, which has had a lot of success. Shes hopBenton humbled by Hall of Fame honor Katara Simmons/News-Sun Sheriff Susan Benton, shown here on a tour of the county jail, has been selected for induction into the Florida Womens Hall of Fame. Sod slingers will flock to City of CharmNational event planned at Avon Park Mowerplex INSIDEONA3Cancer scansLung scans urged for some smokers INSIDEONB5Path is setCounty buys land for Parkway path INSIDEONA2Looking back career at BethuneCookman SPORTS, B1 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Highlands Regional Medical Center rang in the new year with the first baby just a few minutes following the countdown chiming in 2014. At 12:14 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 baby Sherie Bearden came into the world for parents William and Ashley Wombles. Baby Sherie weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces and stretched out 20 inches long. Sherie was a couple of days earlier than her expected due date on Jan. 3, but the couple is thrilled about their daughters birth date. Its nice; we were aiming for it, Ashley said. HRMCs Dr. D.M. Upadhyaya has been a special part of the familys delivery. Upadhyaya not only delivered baby Sherie, but also delivered the newborns uncle, as well as father William. Sheries delivery puts Upadhyaya over the 12,000delivery mark for his career. Swaddled and sleeping like, well, a newborn baby, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Centers first baby of the year, Elizabeth Grace Dudley, was a small bundle of joy. Weighing in at 5 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long, baby Elizabeth is the sixth Countys first baby arrives at 12:14 a.m. See NEW, A6 See CLARK, A6 See BENTON, A6 By PHILATTINGER email@example.comWAUCHULA Aformer A von Park resident was k illed Wednesday in a m otorcycle wreck outside W auchula. Milton Wedemeier, 47, l iving in Wauchula, died of h is injuries at Bartow R egional Medical Center. He w as not wearing a helmet, a ccording to Florida H ighway Patrol accident r eports. Reports said Wedemeier w as riding a 2003 Honda V TX 1800 motorcycle northb ound on Cracker Lane outs ide the Wauchula city limits w hen, for unknown reasons, t he motorcycle overturned o n its left side and threw W edemeier off. He slid for 2 5 feet before coming to a r est in the southbound lanes o f traffic, facing west. The motorcycle continued t raveling north for approxim ately 50 feet and then s topped facing east. P hil Attinger can be reached at p firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed on Twitter @PhilAttinger. Former Avon Park resident killed in wreck By PHILATTINGER email@example.comAVON PARK Mark McGann a nd Vicky Martin got an unwelc ome visitor as they welcomed in t he new year. Martin said she narrowly missed b eing hit by a bullet that flew through their living room window at 225 E. Pine St. They reported the shot at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. It was the first incident logged by the Highlands County Sheriffs Office for the new year. According to incident reports, the bottom half of the window was open at the time, and the bullet went through the insect screen and through a vertical blind. Martin told Highlands County Sheriffs deputies she was lying on the couch next to the window when she heard the sound of a vertical blind breaking and saw the bullet bouncing on the floor. Deputies found a hole in both the screen and the blind and a fragmented bullet on the floor. McGann estimated the damage to the screen and blind at $20. The deputy didnt find any other damage to the inside of the residence. No further information was available from the incident report Anyone with further information on this case is encouraged to contact the Highlands County Sheriff s Office at 402-7200. Gunshot heralds new year for AP couple
Page A2 News-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 www.newssun.com DUMMY 2014; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 3 4 8 9 2 Dec. 31 812345258MB: 8x3Next jackpot $61 millionDec. 27 415354849MB: 11x5 Dec. 24 2334535873MB: 2x3 Jan. 1 1815193248x:2Next jackpot $6 millionDec. 28 1611141529x:3 Dec. 25 41223324548x:5 Jan. 1 228313536 Dec. 31 1216222532 Dec. 30 68101225 Dec. 29 49101113 Jan. 1 (n) 0030 Jan. 1 (d) 9965 Dec. 31 (n) 1957 Dec. 31 (d) 8524 Jan. 1 (n) 792 Jan. 1 (d) 913 Dec. 31 (n) 754 Dec. 31 (d) 145 Dec. 31 111318344 Dec. 27 7935365 Dec. 24 51639406 Dec. 20 2315355 Jan. 1 1524404852 PB: 23Next jackpot $60 millionDec. 28 835445156 PB: 18 Dec. 25 2328383956 PB: 32 Lottery Center Sebring Utilities plans hydrant testing SEBRING The City of S ebring Utilities Department w ill begin its annual fire f low testing of fire hydrants b eginning the week of Jan. 6 Flushing will be done in t he evening to minimize i nconvenience to customers. At all times the water r emains safe for consumpt ion. If cloudiness or discolo ration occurs after flushing i n the area, flush the service l ine by opening a faucet for 1 0 minutes. If water does not c lear, call 471-5112 during b usiness hours or 471-0166 a fter hours. Highway Park plans for Rising Gala LAKE PLACID The H ighway Park Neighborhood C ouncil is again planning an e legant evening of fine dini ng, a silent auction, live b and, great speakers and m ore for the third annual H ighway Park Rising Gala o n Saturday, Feb. 15. This a nnual event supports the r estoration efforts of the H ighway Park Community o f Lake Placid. Donations a re tax deductible. Plan for an evening of fine d ining, live entertainment f eaturing HilLegacy Band, t he Lake Placid Ballroom D ancers, Diversified E ntertainment, and more. T here will be a 50/50 raffle a nd silent auction. The Gala is planned for S un N Lake Golf & Country C lub, 5223 Sun N Lake B lvd. in Sebring, from 7 p .m. to midnight. Contact S hirley Wilson at 465-5765 o r Evelyn Colon at (804) 6 55-1915 for tickets. A dmission is $50 per person. D ress is formal. Dance Club hosts Golden Era Band SEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance C lub will host the music of t he Golden Era 14-piece D ance Band from 7-9:30 p .m. today at the Highlands S ocial Center, 3400 Sebring P arkway. Snacks and sandw iches will be available. B YOB. Admission is $5 for memb ers, and $7 for non-memb ers. Dress is smart casual. E veryone welcome, including singles. For more information, call 386-0855, or visit www.highlandsdanceclub.org. 1st Saturday Breakfast plannedAVON PARK Avon Park 1st Saturday Breakfast, formerly the Avon Park Airport Fly-in Breakfast, will be served at Christ Lutheran Church, 1320 County Road 64 East (Main Street), a half mile past Avon Park High School. Enjoy fresh pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, as well as homemade breakfast casseroles and sticky buns as long as they last. Serving is from 8-10:30 a.m. on the first Saturdays of the month through April. Cost is $5 for one serving of each item. For information, call Rev. Scott McLean at 446-0911.Vegetable Growing Workshop is SaturdaySEBRING The Highlands County Extensions Residential Horticulture agent is offering a free vegetable growing workshopfrom 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday. The workshop will give direction on how and what to plant to take advantage of Floridas unique climate. Anyone interested in attending should pre-register by calling the Highlands County UF/IFAS Extension office at 402-6540.Ballroom Dancers plan Pizza Polka PartyLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will ring in the new year Saturday with a Pizza Polka Party at the Elks Hall. Afree polka lesson will take place from 5:306:30 p.m. in the loungewith Roger and Ruth Jiminez instructors. Chrissy will be on hand for the music and dancing in themain halluntil 9 p.m. Hot dogs, buttered pretzels, and snacks are available at the bar all evening. Free pizza will be served at 6:30 p.m. This dance is open to the public. Admission is $7 for non-members, $5 for members. The Elks Hall is on County Road 621 behind Winn-Dixie.12 Days of Christmas continueSEBRING Come celebrate The 12 Days of Christmas withChristmas lightsand Country/ Bluegrass / Blues and Gospel Musicat Under The Oaks Opry. The final night for lights is at 7 p.m. tonight. Sundays show is slated for 2 p.m., hosted by G.W. Saunders. This is an inside family venue. No alcohol is served.Under the Oaks Opry is at 3501 Beck Ave. For information, call 2530771 or LikeUnder The Oaks Opry on Facebook.Leitzel to speak at chamber lunchLAKE PLACID Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will be held at noon Wednesday at the Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center. The luncheon is sponsored by Delray Plants. The presentation will be conducted by South Florida State College President Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel. RSVPthe chamber to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 465-4331. Question: Do you think 2014 will be a better year for the local economy than 2013 was? Yes 34.4% No 65.6% Total votes: 160 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Community Briefs By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Noting that it would complete a multiuse path that would stretch from Sebring Senior High School past Fred Wild Elementary all the way to DeSoto Road, Highlands County Commissioners have voted to move ahead with the purchase of property that would complete the last section of the span. The decision to have staff move forward with a purchase agreement for socalled parcel No. 32 also known as the Gilbert property came on a 3-2 vote, with commissioners Ron Handley and Jack Richie balking at a number if costs, including the purchase price for the land. Although the price tag for the property was set at $50,000, there are additional costs such as attorneys fees, appraisals, engineering, closing and other charges which bumped the bottom line to $99,000. Even so, that figure is down from the former asking price of better than $160,000. County Engineer Ramon Gavarette indicated that if commissioners did not want to purchase the property, a sidewalk could be placed on the west side of the parkway, with pedestrians crossing the road at signalized intersections at Youth Care Lane and at DeSoto Road. However, that could increase the amount of red lights on the Parkway during school hours as students traveled from one side of the busy road to the other. It was pointed out that school officials also might have to place a crossing guard at the intersections during the school season. In terms of long-term planning, it is the staffs recommendation that we look at a continuous multiuse path on the east side of the Parkway, said Highlands County Administrator June Fisher when asked. Handley repeatedly questioned the proposed cost f or the property, noting that land values remain low, an d the construction did not adversely affect the business located there. We dont need to roll over and write the check. We can come back with another offer, he told fellow commissioners. Commissioners Don Elwell and Jim Brooks responded that negotiations probably would have had better results were they done several years ago as part of the original plans and not as part of a public meeting with this parcel being the last one needed. Even after the purchase contract is drawn up, the matter still must come bac k before commissioners at a public hearing for more di scussion and a final vote. County moves forward with plans for multi-use path on Parkway Katara Simmons/News-S un The county commission voted to purchase the last piece of property needed to complete a multi-use path along the Sebring Parkway between Sebring High School and DeSoto Road. Special to the News-SunSEBRING There are a n umber of events planned f or Highlands Hammock S tate Park in the new year. 2014 Music in the Park Concerts Return to the early days of r ock-and-roll and relive t hose golden high school d ays of the 1950s and early 6 0s with Lotela Gold at H ighland Hammocks Music i n the Park Concert on Jan. 1 8. Other scheduled concerts i n the 2014 series include C alifornia Toe Jam on Feb. 2 2, GrooVus on March 22, R ick Arnold on April 19, and Q uasimojo on May 17. As always, concerts run f rom 7-9 p.m. on Saturday n ights. Concert admission is $ 5 per person. Accompanied c hildren 12 and under are f ree of charge. Bring blankets, lawn c hairs, and flashlights and p lan to enjoy an evening of m usic under the stars. Food v endors will be onsite. Park e ntry fee of $6 per vehicle ( up to 8 people) is waived a fter 6 p.m. on concert n ights. Proceeds from concert fees support park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park. Nature WalksThe first in a series of Monday Morning Nature Walks begins Jan. 6. Plan to meet park volunteer trail guides Brian and Susan Woodworth at the Fern Garden Trailhead at 9:30 a.m. Hikers will become acquainted with common trees and plants and observe birds and other wildlife spotted along this trail. This leisurely walk will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The premier walk will be followed by walks on Cypress Swamp on Jan. 13, Richard Lieber Memorial Trail on Jan. 20, and Ancient Hammock Trail on Jan. 27. Park visitors will meet at the trailheads on the Loop Drive at 9:30 a.m. and are advised to wear sturdy hiking boots, long pants, and bring binoculars, field guides, insect repellent and bottled water. Guided nature walks are free. Park entry fees of $6 per vehicle (up to eight people), $4 per vehicle for a single person, and $2 for bicyclists and people on foot apply.Exploration StationComing out to the park for a weekend picnic or the 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. South Canal Tram Tour? Stop by the Exploration Station next to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum and discover things you can find in the park. Manned by park volunteers who are self-taught naturalists, the Exploration Station is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors of all ages can learn more about what's in the park and examine animal skulls, tortoise shells, snake skins, wildlife tracks, and other items close up. Exploring the Exploration Station provides good background information and serves to enhance trail walks and nature observation. Park visitors are advised to check at the Ranger Station for other times the Exploration Exhibit may be open during the week. Highlands Hammock gears up for busy 2014
DENVER (AP) The second day of the nations first fully legal marijuana industry was just a bit less frenzied than the first. Rather than hundred-deep lines outside the limited number of licensed retail shops, the queues held several dozen. Still, there were so many pot shoppers that one retailer asked customers to come back Friday. Colorado has no statewide pricing structure, and by midafternoon on the first day, one dispensary was charging $70 for one-eighth of an ounce of high-quality pot. Medical marijuana patients, who worried about being priced out of the market, just a day earlier paid as little as $25 for the same amount. Authorities are watching whether consumers take marijuana to other states where the drug remains illegal. Its too soon to tell if thats happened yet but some law enforcement officials say its inevitable. Neighboring Kansas, for example, plans to continue its use of bogus road signs such as Drug Check Ahead and Drug Dogs in Use along highways to make motorists think twice about bring drugs on the states highways. Retail marijuana is being heavily taxed, with a 10 percent tax per sale and a 15 percent excise tax based on the average market rate of the drug. The state wont have the first round of receipts until late February but it seems clear demand is strong. Atrade group Thursday said three of its retail members reported between 600 and 800 customers during the first day. Colorado has projected $67 million in annual marijuana tax revenue. The same 2012 ballot measure that legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado also permitted industrial hemp farming. The Colorado Department of Agriculture on Thursday released procedures for producers to register with the state and pay fees. Hemp is marijuanas non-intoxicating cousin. It can be used in foods, cosmetics and textiles. It remains illegal to grow under federal law. Washington state voters also legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 and that states market is due to open in a few months. Activists in Oregon and Alaska say they have enough signatures to put legalization measures on the ballot this year. Ballot measures may well crop up in other states from California to Massachusetts over the next few election cycles. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 Page A3 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; wed ads p/u; 0 0 0 3 4 8 4 0 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main a jan ads; 0 0 0 3 4 8 6 6 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main A rt hand pg top of stack; 0 0 0 3 4 8 6 8 64 west 1x2 Katara Simmons/News-Sun More than 100 drivers from all over the country are expected to descend on the Avon Park Mowerplex in March for a twoday North American Grass Racers and Sod Slingers national event. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK The United States Lawn Mower Racing Association once again will be bringing their national competition to the City of Charm. Officials from the North American Grass Racers and Sod Slingers have inked the contract that will see competitors from all over the United States converge on the Avon Park Mowerplex. Were excited, were absolutely thrilled to death, said NASGRASS President Wes Pyburn. Noting that the March race will represent the first of the USLMRAseason, he compared the planned two-day event to the Daytona 500 of the mower racing season. Moreover, the March 8 date will set the competition in between the annual Sebring Historics and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh From Florida. This is going to be the opening race of the USLMRAseason, when the eyes of the racing community already are focused on Highlands County, he said. Pyburn predicted more than 100 drivers and mowers from as far away as Maryland and Texas could arrive to race at the track located on the western end of the Avon Park airport. We are hearing there might even be some from Canada who could come down, he said. Because the Avon Park Mowerplex is the first of the for-purpose mower racing tracks, Pyburn said there is added interest to come here. I think there is a certain prestige to be able to race in the oldest facility in the country, he said. Plus, with the improvements we have made, this is easily the fastest track in the southeast as well. In addition, there may be yet another appearance by longtime racer Bobby Cleveland. It was Cleveland who set a record for lawnmower speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Because the NASGRASS competitions regularly run on the second Saturday of each month from September through June, the national races will be integrated with the regular racing schedule. That will me that local racers will be run as part of the features along with the national competitors. The only real difference will be that local racers will be earning local points as well as national points for their finishes, he said. Logistics still are being hammered out, but Pyburn said races are planned both on Saturday and Sunday, March 89. Monday has been scheduled as a work day, with several truckloads of clay scheduled to be dropped off and worked into the racing surface as well as improvements to the lights, sound system and other structures planned. The next scheduled NASGRASS race will be run Jan 11. Dubbed Tourist Nite, a competition will be held to see which state has the most fans on hand that night. Avon Park Mowerplex to hold national event in March NAPLES (AP) An e ndangered Florida pant her has been killed in a t hree-car crash in southw est Florida. Its the first recorded p anther death of the year. Wildlife officials say c ollisions with vehicles p ose a significant threat t o the rare cats. Roughly 1 00 to 160 adult panthers r emain in the wild. Darrell Land of the F lorida Fish and Wildlife C onservation C ommission says the p anther fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday along I nterstate 75 in Collier C ounty was a young m ale that weighed up to 1 20 pounds. Florida Highway P atrol officials say minor i njuries were reported a fter the crash. Land says 20 panther d eaths were recorded last y ear. Most of the panther d eaths recorded in recent y ears are caused by collis ions with vehicles. Breaking Bad winner arrested on drug charges FORTMYERS A uthorities say a Florida m an who won a raffle to w atch the series finale of A MCs Breaking Bad w ith the cast has been c harged with running an i nterstate synthetic marij uana distribution operat ion. The Lee County S heriffs Office reports t hat Ryan Lee Carroll ran t he operation from his F ort Myers home with t wo other men on New Y ears Eve. Authorities seized m ore than $1 million in s ynthetic marijuana duri ng the bust. According to deputies, t he suspects used a c ement mixer to create t he drugs. The drugs w ere shipped through the U .S. Postal Service to o ther states. Investigators also s eized a souvenir Hazmat s uit signed by Breaking B ad cast members. Breaking Bad follows a f ormer high school t eacher producing and s elling meth with a previo us student. Fla. teen killed in Ind. crash during snowfall TIPTON, Ind. A uthorities say slick r oads from a winter s torm contributed to a c rash in rural central I ndiana that killed a 19y ear-old from Florida w ho was visiting relat ives in the area. The crash happened n ear Tipton when W illiam Lamoreaux of P lant City, Fla., lost cont rol of the SUVhe was d riving late Wednesday a nd it overturned, rolling s everal times into a field a long Indiana 19 about 2 5 miles north of I ndianapolis. Police tell the Tipton C ounty Tribune that L amoreaux was pron ounced dead at the s cene. 1st Florida panther death of 2014 recorded Colorados fledgling pot shops face new normal SALEM, Ore. (AP) Anew study has found that people enrolled recently in Medicaid went to the emergency room 40 percent more frequently than others, often seeking help for conditions that could be treated less expensively in a doctors office or an urgent care clinic. The research comes as millions of Americans ga in health insurance this week under the federal health care law, many of them through Medicaid. The findings help inform a long-running debate about the effect of expanding Medicaid and suggest that hospitals and health officials around the nation should be prepared for an increase in emergency room trips in the coming months. The study is the third to arise from a limited expa nsion of Medicaid in Oregon five years ago. Demand exceeded the available funding, so the state used a lottery to randomly choose people for coverage from a waiting list. The lottery created two groups of similar people, one consisting of new Medicaid patients, the other a comparison group of people who werent selected. It gave scientists a rare chance to evaluate the program in a randomized, controlled study the gold-standard for scientific research. Taken together with the earlier findings, the lates t research indicates that expanding Medicaid improves mental health and leaves patients more financially stable in the first two years. But it increases spending for hospitals, primary care an d prescriptions and doesnt produce significant improvements in measures of physical health like blood pressure or cholesterol. Weve been able to eliminate some extreme views about the program, said Sarah Taubman of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Study: Medicaid expansion drove up ER visits
The invasive snakes can g row to more than 20 feet l ong and weigh more than 2 00 pounds. One 16-footer w as found with a full-grown d eer in its belly. Others have d evoured alligators. Sightings i n the Everglades of racc oons, opossums, bobcats a nd other mammals have p lummeted. Just west of Miami, state b iologists are taking a survey b ased on the suspicion that r ock pythons are now establ ished there. The rock p ython, the largest snake in A frica, will eat almost anyt hing. Meanwhile, in a federal c ourt in Washington, D.C., t he United States Association o f Reptile Keepers is suing to o verturn a ban on the import ation and transportation of f our constrictor snakes i ncluding the Burmese p ython. Thats crazy. In January 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking into account public comments and business and environmental analyses banned the Burmese python, yellow anaconda, and the northern and southern African pythons as injurious wildlife. The rule was announced at a news conference in the Everglades. Those who already owned snakes could keep them unless possession was illegal under state law, as it is in Florida for the Burmese python. But they could not bring them across state lines. However, the United States Association of Reptile Keepers says the ban is crippling the constricting-snake industry, which brought in $100 million in revenue each year about a tenth of the $1.0 billion to $1.4 billion generated by the reptile industry as a whole. Many thousands of small businesses are financially reliant on this trade, USARK said. Akey allegation is that the Fish and Wildlife Service used improper climate data to calculate where the invasive snakes could survive in the wild. In trying to guess where these snakes can or cant survive, lets err on the side of caution. As South Florida can attest, once an invasive species is established, there is no eliminating it. Besides, Florida continues to attract people from all over the country with the same gentle climate that allows the snakes to thrive. So if the snakes are freely traded elsewhere, you know where some will wind up. The spread of creatures that pose such a threat should be stopped. Lets hope the court sees it that way, too. An editorial from the Tallahassee Democrat. ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. email@example.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.orgMITCH COLLINSExt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 www.newssun.com Snakes a serious threat I n the Everglades, an area synonymous with Florida wildlife, Burmese pythons now slither through the river o f grass. President Obama, despondent over his low poll numbers and the lack of trust many Americans have for him and his policies, did something drastic. He met with the psychic medium who once helped Hillary Clinton contact the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt. With the mediums help, Obama summoned the only presence in America who could help him: Richard Milhous Nixon. Obama: Hello? Mr. President, can you hear me? Nixon (sitting on a cloud playing a harp): What do you want, you ninny! Obama: Im in big trouble, Dick. My approval rating has fallen steadily since I began my second term. Im polling in the low 40s only you polled worse than I am. Thats why some are beginning to compare my presidency to yours. Nixon: Good God. My legacy is worse than I thought! Obama: Like your presidency, mine has been mired in scandal. There is the Benghazi flap, Fast and Furious, using the IRS to inhibit political enemies, my refusal to enforce laws I dont like and so much more. Nixon: Youre getting off easy, Obama. All I did was cover up a little burglary operation and look what they did to me. Obama: But it gets worse for me, Dick. I told the American people they could keep their health insurance policies and their doctors. The fools actually believed me and are now punishing me for it. The botched rollout of ObamaCare, my signature achievement, is also hurting me. Nixon: With all due respect, Obama, I couldnt care less about your problems. Obama: But, Dick, in November a majority of Americans said they no longer find me honest or trustworthy. Its a trust issue, Dick. I am losing the peoples trust. You have been through worse. Surely you have some advice. Nixon: They dont like us to discuss politics up here, Obama. Obama: But, Dick, if I dont turn things around, everyone will be comparing my presidency to yours. Everyone will be talking about Watergate and dismal presidential poll numbers. Do you really want people dredging all of that up again? Nixon: All right, then, Obama. Ill help you just this once. If you werent such a rookie, you would have been able to figure this out for yourself. Obama: Go on, Dick! Nixon: You must continue delaying or adjusting ObamaCare to lessen the pain it is causing the American people even if your actions are unconstitutional. And for goodnesssake, fire somebody. Havent you ever heard of scapegoating? Obama: But I have had such luck just blaming President Bush. Nixon: Despite the fact that you are the most partisan president in modern history despite the fact that America is more divi ded now than it has been in half a century you need to portray yourself as the most bipartisan president in modern history. You need to reach out to Republicans and pass a few bills together. Tax reform would be a good place to start. Maybe you can make adjustments to your disastrous health care bill. Compromise for once. Obama: Ill try, Dick, but what is the point of compromising? Nixon: Because as more Americans see their prem iums spike and their policies canceled, you can pin the blame on Republicans! Obama: You are brillian t, Dick. What else? Nixon: Id hold off on the vacations and golf outings. Roll up your sleeves Invite Republicans over to the White House to work through disagreements. Be more transparent. Do what the people who voted for you expected you to do. D o it right, Obama, or you w ill pay a great price. Obama: What price, Dick? Nixon: To atone for my presidential sins, they ma de me listen to LBJ speeches for months. I sat in on Carter Cabinet meetings f or years. For goodnesssake, Obama, youve been given a precious gift to lead the greatest nation on Earth. S o lead already. Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood and Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty! is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc.Send comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. President Obama channels Nixon Guest Column Tom Purcell W hy did the lights come down so early? E ditor: Yesterday I was downtown and much t o my surprise I saw workers bringing d own the Circle Christmas decorations. R eally!!! Wow, the new year has not even been c elebrated and already you are bringing d own the decorations. What is wrong w ith you people? I feel sorry for the business people t hat wait for this season to make up for t he lack of crowds through the year. I w onder who is the Scrooge working in t he county? Richard Roessler Sebring E ditors note: This letter was submitted Tuesday, Dec. 31. W hat does suspicious look like? E ditor: On Saturday, Dec. 7, my relative, P astor Thomas Brown Jr., was walking i n (an Avon Park RVresort) when he w as approached and identified by the neighborhood watch. The lady asked h im why he was there. He responded to h er by saying None of your business. S he questioned him again. He provided h er the same answer. She called 911 a nd then parked her golf cart in front of h is campsite, while on the phone with 9 11 dispatch, until the sheriff arrived. His wife was unaware of all that had o ccurred until she came outside. Meanwhile, Thomas called the local l aw enforcement agency and reported t hat this lady was stalking and harassi ng him. Please note: Thomas was minding his o wn business the entire time. He was b orn and raised in Avon Park, H ighlands County. He was home to c onduct the funeral service of his u ncle. My question is, what is this? We are c urrently in the age that we should not b e questioned why we are in a RVpark w here majority of the patrons are not p eople of color. The last thing I r emember is that the money that my r elative had to pay to use the services a t the RVpark is green or plastic. My question is, what is this? We are i n an age where we thought the signs of d ivision were taken down. Maybe those s igns are invisible to us but not to this l ady. My question is, what is this neighb orhood watch? Did we not just go t hrough with the fatal tragedy of T rayvon Martin? My relatives response as I informed t hem that I would be sending this to the l ocal newspaper to be placed on the s ection of letters to the editor. What is t his? is indeed a sad commentary to our t ime, but unfortunately our reality. I did s peak with the Neighborhood Watch p erson after the officer left. She apolog ized and wanted to shake my hand. H aving no malice, I shook her hand a nd said this to her. This is the story o f our life. This is our reality, being profiled for doing nothing. It was definitely unpleasant and extremely embarrassing to have a Sheriffs Department car parked in front of our RVwhile other park patrons watched and wondered what we had done. Thomas and I have spoke to the RV resort management. The resort owner has apologized profusely. The Neighborhood Watch person was indeed overzealous and out of order. We have accepted their apologies. How do we prevent incidents like this from occurring again? (I guess thats just a rhetorical question, with no answer. How do we, as a people, conduct ourselves in a non-suspicious manner? Who determines what suspicious looks like? No answer for that either. A.J. Conner SebringBullies are everywhereEditor: I dont know of anyone who wasnt shocked and pained to the core to learn that a little girl was bullied by other children into killing herself by jumping off an abandoned cement tower to her death. I can relate to her fear, shame and guilt. They daily taunted her until she came to dread going to school, facing each day or sharing her secret pain. I am soon to be 94 years old. When I was a child I attended a one-room school for grades one through eighth. Teachers were provided on a six-week rotation from Teachers College in Plymouth, N.H. That was their clinicial experience, ending their four years of study. There were boys and girls of all ages, some 15 and older. When it rained or was too cold to go outside we played at recess time in the wood shed. There were high stacks of split wood neatly piled in the back end of the shed, all fitted for the big iron box stove in the classroom. Though we werent supposed to, I climbed on those wood piles to get away from the boys that were rough and picking on we smaller ones. Our teachers seldom participated in our play time. I dont know how it all began. The older boys started chanting, Unie had a bird bark baby, over and over again. They wouldnt stop, even when I started crying. This bullying continued day after day until there was no place I could escape my tormentors. Playing sick, I stayed home from school until my mother caught on. I told her what the boys were saying and two of the girls had joined them, as well. They were making me hate myself. My mother did not understand. She laughed. Then she said, They are just teasing you. Pay no attention to them. In my thought life I try never to recall those times. I was deeply hurt. My self-esteem damaged. Today, bullies are everywhere police, hospitals, corporate businesses, lobbiests, every branch of our governemnt, the Supreme Court, judicial system, on our streets, work places, media. So where did bullying begin? Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, the Living Son of God, was bullied by the Jews and Pharisees. All through the centuries the apostles and Christians have been bullied and tormented. Thirty-eight times the bullies have gone to the Supreme Court demanding the Obama health care law he repealed or dismantled, an effort to destroy. They have failed every time. Why? Because God will never fail to protect his children and He knoweth those that are His. We will never be able to eradicate bullies, but hopefully we will become more alert and recognize them before they become ensconced for life on our payroll. Like bacteria, they come in clumps and feed off each other. Una V. McLaughlin Sebring
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MIAMI (AP) Ajudge h as sided with The Florida T imes-Union in a lawsuit a rguing that Jacksonville c ity officials broke Floridas o pen-government laws w hen they held private talks o ver proposed changes to p olice and firefighter pens ions. In a ruling issued T uesday, Circuit Judge W addell Wallace said the t alks held from March t hrough May were subject t o the states Sunshine Law a nd should have been publ ic. The ruling blocks any m ore private talks. At a May 8 news confere nce, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown announced that a new pension agreement had been reached with the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund Board of Trustees. Our first question was, wait a minute, when did you negotiate this? Denton said Thursday. Denton sued Brown, the city and the pension fund board for violating the Sunshine Law. According to Wallaces ruling, the defendants argued that the pension talks were not subject to the Sunshine Law because they were part of a mediation process ordered in a federal court civil action filed against the city by the firefightersunion president. Wallace found that the federal mediation sessions amounted to collective bargaining between the city and the board, which was undoubtedly acting as a representative of the unions. As bodies subject to the Sunshine Law, the Pension Fund Board and City were required to conduct their negotiations in the public realm, Wallace wrote. JAMES POLATTYIII James M. Polatty III died Dec. 31, 2013 in Sebring, Fla. Jimmy was born in Dunedin, Fla. on July 13,1990. He is the loving son of Jim and Colleen Polatty, loving brother to Michael Polatty, and half brother to Kimberley Frankfort. Also, Jimmy is survived by his loving girlfriend, Kelly Stahoviak. Jimmy was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Jim and Dorothy Polatty and maternal grandfather Angus Livingston. He is survived by his maternal grandparents. Bridget and Tom Richardson, as well as his many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins: Susan, Bill, and Lin Vinson; Ann and Harry Zweckbronner; Heather, Dave, Eric, Molly, Kelly, Nathan, Lauren, and Colin Denlinger; Kevin, Debra, Blake, Hope, Rose, and Claire Livingston; Kirstin, Randy, Bradley, Ryan, Kevin, and Megan Carter; Erin, Jim, Lindsey, and Andy Cencula; Brittany and Travis Beck, Laird, Lora, Rachael, Brenton, and Garrett Livingston; Donal, Holly, Tyson, Christy, Shannon, Ronal, and Deven Livingston; Patrick, Becca, Connor, and Nick Livingston. Jimmy graduated from Sebring High School in 2009. He was a member of the National Honor Society Mu Alpha Theta, student government, and the academic team. He lettered in cross country (2), wrestling (2), and swimming (1). He was an Eagle Scout and was in the Order of the Arrow. He was a member, acolyte, and radio announcer at Sebring First United Methodist Church. Jimmy was a senior at the University of Florida, majoring in Biology He was a brother in Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. The burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, 854 Memorial Drive, Avon Park, FL33825. Acelebration of his life is t o follow at 11 a.m. at Sebring First United Methodist Church, 126 S. Pine St. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Florida United Methodist Children s Home, to Boy Scout Troop 486 at Sebring First United Methodist Church, or in Jimmys memory at Sebring High School Scholarship. Page A6 News-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 www.newssun.com CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page fri ads; 0 0 0 3 4 8 3 7 ICS CREMATION; 1.736"; 3"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 3 4 8 4 9 BROWN, JEN; 3.639"; 2"; Black; tv incl; 0 0 0 3 4 8 5 7 Shirley Shamblin; 9.347"; 2"; Black; -; 0 0 0 3 4 9 2 3 Polatty Obituaries child of the Dudley family. Mother Marisol Dudley and father Terry Dudley welcomed Elizabeth into the world at 9:46 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2014. She was definitely a surprise. I had surgery to keep me from having any more children. The whole time I was pregnant I had a hard time believing it, even when I got big, Marisol said. Marisol said all of Elizabeths older siblings are very excited about her arrival. They keep wanting to grab her and hold her. Theyre very excited, Marisol said. Baby Elizabeth is one of four girls in her family. The second youngest child in the Dudley family is a 2year-old. Dr. Guinevere Bullard delivered Elizabeth at the Florida Hospital Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Marisol Dudley cuddles her New Years baby Elizabeth Grace Thursday morning at Florida Hospital in Sebring. Baby Elizabeth was born at 9:46 a.m. Wednesday morning, weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. for the coming year. Priority No. 1 for me is expansion. That can be in the form of annexation and/or expanding the reach of our water/wastewater service area, Fells said. If we can expand the limits of the city as well, increasing the tax base can be an advantage to the current taxpayers. We simply have to find middle ground between increasing the revenue and keeping our costs controllable. When asked what area Fells thinks the city itself needs to improve on, technology was the answer. Fells said constituents attending every meeting is the best way for residents to know what is going on with the city currently. Cable television offers city residents the opportunity to watch from home, however, satellite subscribers can not access the live meetings. Fells hopes the city would work on creating a live streaming feed of meetings available online at the time of each meeting I feel like utilizing tech nology through streamlining our agenda process, reaching out to citizens via social media, making our meetings more accessible, will not only make things more efficient, but will also engage our citizens, Fells said. Fells, Clark and Bud Whitlock all have terms tha t expire March. 31. Fells is currently on the fence about running for re-election. I am quickly trying to weigh my options as the time for qualifying is quickly approaching. My wife and I have been talking a great deal and praying about this decision I will be making my decision by next week. Let me be clear, this is my passion, serving the citizens of Sebring has been a great opportunity and I truly hope to continue that, Fells said. Whitlock was unable to be reached for comment. Council members Scott Stanley and John Griffin are both scheduled to remain council members until 2016. Continued from A1 i ng to get a grant to e xtend these services b eyond the jail to provide p revention and continui ng care in the communit y. Baker Act subjects, t hose taken into custody f or their own mental s afety, must be transporte d out of county for t reatment, where there is n o direct connection to H ighlands County for f urther assistance. T ransportation to help c enters out of county is a n issue for many of t hose helped. It creates a serious r evolving door when we w ant to do a more holist ic approach to treatment a nd after-care, Benton s aid. As for the honor, B enton thanked H ighlands County for all t he support it gives to l aw enforcement, and a sked people to pray for o fficers and deputies to b e safe and steadfast in t he coming year. Each year, three w omen are chosen from a l ist of 10 nominees. The o ther two chosen for 2 014 are Louise Jones G opher and Dottie Berger M acKinnon. Gopher, 68, of O keechobee, is the first f emale Seminole Indian t o earn a bachelors d egree. She also served a s director of Education f or the Seminole Tribe of F lorida from 2003 to 2 007. MacKinnon (19422 013), formerly of T ampa, was a founder of J oshua House, a haven f or children removed f rom their families, and c haired the Friends of J oshua House Foundation b oard from 2003 to 2006. S he also founded AKids P lace, a group home in B randon where siblings c an live together after b eing taken from their h omes because of abuse o r neglect. P hil Attinger can be reached at p email@example.com or 385-6155, ext. 541 and f ollowed on Twitter @PhilAttinger. Continued from A1 New Years 1st babies welcomed Fells Clark wont run for re-election to Sebring City Council seat Special to the News-SunAVON PARK When Bruce Davis moved to Avon Park five years ago with the intention of retiring, he knew volunteering eventually would be part of his new routine; however, the Pennsylvania native soon found retirement to be boring so he got a fulltime job. It was the death of a close, young friend at his church that also prompted Davis to share his remaining free time with people who need a friendly face and someone to talk to. Davis decided to become a Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care volunteer. Several people in my family were served by hospice and I remember the care and love they received from the hospice staff, recalls Davis. The Lord led me to help out and I love being around people. Having completed 16 hours of training and subsequent background checks, Davis is now certified to visit with Cornerstone Hospice patients in their homes or in facilities. The training was eyeopening. I learned so much about hospice that many people dont know, especially that people mistakenly think hospice is only for the last few days of ones life, Davis said. In fact, patients and their families often say they wish they had enlisted hospice support sooner because of the comfort and care they get. Some patients can receive up to six months or more of hospice care. Davis said he looked forward to the trainings each day and encourages anyone who may hesitate about becoming a hospice volunteer to take the training to better understand the care that a patient and family receives and the role the volunteer plays. When youre with a patient, all you really need to do is just listen, and maybe run some errands or walk their dog, Davis said. Cornerstone Hospice seeks more dedicated volunteers like Davis and is offering a training class in January. During the training sessions, participants learn how hospice care benefits patients and their families, as well as the various ways our volunteers make a real difference in someones life, said Dorothy Harris, volunteer specialist for Cornerstone Hospice. The training is scheduled over four mornings and is free. The next Highlands County training is scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays, Jan. 21, 24, 28 and 31, each day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cornerstone Hospice, 209 Ridgewood Drive, Suite 3. Volunteer activities may include providing companionship to patients and their families, providing transportation to doctors appointments, helping to take care of the family pets, assisting staff at events, or at the office in downtown Sebring. Highlands County community members interested in volunteering for Cornerstone Hospice may visit the www.CornerstoneHospice.o rg or call Harris at 2531611 to learn more. Love of listening draws AP man to volunteer for hospice Benton named to Womens Hall of Fame Judge sides with newspaper in Sunshine Law lawsuit
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 3, 2014Page A7 rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnnnnn 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 CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2011-CA-000042 U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. WALLACE J.JACKSON, BARRY JACKSON 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 December 4,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF LOT 17 AND IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000156 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. GERARDO F.OLIVERA A/K/A GERALDO F. OLIVERA,YUSIMI OLIVERA,MAGNOLI A PLACE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,INC., MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES OF SEBRING,II, INC.,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on October 8,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 28 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 29,BLOCK 275,SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,AT PAGE 71,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:5226 MAGNOLI A PL,SEBRING,FL 33872; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 21,2014 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 5th day of December,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k 327470/1223723/ada December 27,2013; January 3,2014 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that Sebring Mini Storage,Too and Sebring Mini Warehouse intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statues (section 83.80-83.809).The owner will sell at public auction on or after January 17,2014 at 10:00 a.m.at 1500 Lakeview Dr.,1251 Hawthorne,542 Lemon,and 531 O-mul-la-oee. NAME UNIT Wayne,Saffold #3 Dennis,Terrance M1 Build Unit #7 Robert,Saffold 12,20 Richard Swann 26 Joseph,Cannie 63 Marilyn,Jones 79,84 Micheal Grant 81 Edwin,Mays 93 Connie,Uptgrow 96 Lisa,Long 110 Units are said to contain household goods. The sale may be cancelled in the event of settlement.Should it be impossible to dispose of the goods on the day,the sale will be continued on such succeeding sale days thereafter as may be necessary to be completed. January 3,10,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000764 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. CLEM M.BECK,MARY F.BECK, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,N.A.F/K/A CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC F/K/A CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, HIGHLANDS INDEPDENDENT BANK,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 December 4,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 3634 AND 3635,OF AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 12,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:2150 N.BERKLEY RD,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 21,2014 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 5th day of December,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1207365/snm December 27,2013; January 3,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000246 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. DWAYNE CHAMBERS A/K/A DWAYNE MICHAEL HOLLY E.CHAMBERS A/K/A HOLLY ELIZABETH CHAMBERS, JESSICA LYNN WATTS A/K/A JESSICA WATTS,CRAIG STEPHEN BELOFF, MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,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 December 4,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 11,IN BLOCK 27,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION THREE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 63,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:119 HAYES AVE NE,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 21,2014 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 5th day of December,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1119962/anp December 27,2013; January 3,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000395 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. MIGUEL GARCIA 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 December 4,2013,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 7 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 8,BLOCK 22,RIVER RIDGE RANCHES,AN UNRECORDED PLAT MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 E,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,ALSO KNOWN AS THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 13 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 14,BLOCK 22,RIVER RIDGE RANCHES,UNRECORDED PLAT. and commonly known as:5378 E.ROBERT RD.,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 21,2014 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 5th day of December,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1127473/snm December 27,2013; January 3,2014 Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on September 27,2013, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 81,OF SEBRING HILLS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:125 SPARROW AVE,SEBRING,FL 33870; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 21,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of December,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 320400/1032875/alg December 27,2013; January 3,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-001038 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MARIA A.SOBALVARRO,RUBNER SOBALVARRO,JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION,INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.13000831GCAXMX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. ROBIN K.MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSINGER,ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service Property) TO:ROBIN K.MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSINGER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 655 SPINNAKER COURT WELLINGTON,FL 33414 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property,lying and being and situated in Highlands County,Florida,more particularly described as follows: LOT 9,IN BLOCK B,OF MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 35,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS:13 Meadowlake Circle S.,Lake Placid,FL 33852 Attorney file number:13-09222 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense,if any,to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A.,the Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is 115 Perimeter Center Place,South Terraces Suite 1000,Atlanta,Georgia 30346, within thirty (30) days of the first publication. Please 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. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in THE NEWS-SUN. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Sebring,Florida,on the 12th day of December,2013. Clerk Name:ROBERT GERMAINE As Clerk,Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation 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 at (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. 13-09222 December 27,2013; January 3,2014 THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse.Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring,Florida,on December 17,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk,Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp AS DEPUTY CLERK 1162-111576 January 3,10,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.282011CA000733XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWALT,INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA21, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA21, Plaintiff, vs JOHNNY HARRISON; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 20,2012 and an Order Resetting Sale dated December 17,2013 and entered in Case No. 282011CA000733XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWALT,INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA21, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA21,is the Plaintiff and JOHNNY HARRISON; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION,OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,are Defendants,I will sell,pursuant to Chapter 45,Florida Statutes,to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse,430 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870,on the 24th day of January,2014,at 11:00 am,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 4304 AND ALL OF LOTS 4305 AND 4306,AVON PARK LAKES,UNIT NO.14,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 7,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 and KEVIN SPRINGSTEEN A/K/A KEVIN C. SPRINGSTEEN; MELINDA SPRINGSTEEN F/K/A MELINDA PUGH A/K/A MELINDA L. SPRINGSTEEN F/K/A MELINDA L.PUGH; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES,INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 are the Defendant(s).Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M.on January 24,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND, SITUATED,LYING AND BEING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA TO WIT: LOT 4,BLOCK 1 LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 92 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. TAX ID C3335290300000040 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 19th day of December,2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 11-14435 January 3,10,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.11829GCS WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A., A S TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5, A SSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5 Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN SPRINGSTEEN A/K/A KEVIN C. SPRINGSTEEN AND MELINDA SPRINGSTEEN F/K/A MELINDA PUGH A /K/A MELINDA L.SPRINGSTEEN F/K/A MELINDA L.PUGH,et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 18,2013,and entered in Case No. 11829GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida,wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A., A S TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-5,is the Plaintiff IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.2011-475GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-13,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-13, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES ANTHONY MORENO A KA JAMES A.MORENO,ET.AL. Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that,in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 18,2013,in the above-styled cause,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse,located at 430 S.COMMERCE AVE.,SEBRING,FLORIDA 33870,at 11:00 AM on January 24, 2014,the following described property: LOT 24 AND 25,BLOCK 115,LAKEVIEW PLACE ADDITION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property Address:1305 KATCALANI AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,HIGHLANDS A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated:December 19,2013 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation,please contact Court Administration at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving a notification of a scheduled court proceeding if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days.Complete the Request for Accommodations Form and submit to 800 E.Twiggs Street,Room 604,Tampa,FL 33602.ADA Coordination Help Line (813) 272-7040; Hearing Impaired Line 1-800-955-8771; Voice Impaired Line 1-800-955-8770. /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy of Court (COURT SEAL) 11-03615 January 3,10,2014 1050Legals 1000 Announcements
Page A8News-SunFriday, January 3, 2014www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000713 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES, DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF DEVEDA E.MARTIN, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES,DEVISEES,LIENORS, TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF JAMES A .MARTIN,DECEASED; SANDRA L. COCHRAN; EDWIN MARTIN,JR.; JANICE KAY BURCH; DENISE DENE KOVATCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SANDRA L. COCHRAN; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES, SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION,INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26,2013,and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on December 17,2013,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 18,SEBRING HILLS SUBDIVISION, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 109 ROBIN AVE.,SEBRING,FL 33870-8534 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,on January 24,2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 17th day of December,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),88110705 January 3,10,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2010-CA-000755-XXAX-MX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DELORES A.JACOBS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DELORES A.JACOBS; GEORGE N.JACOBS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE N.JACOBS; IF LIVING,INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES,AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR A GAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; MEADOWLAKE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION,INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER,OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 16,BLOCK B,MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, A S RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on January 24,2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 17th day of December,2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. January 3,10,2014 LOT 16,BLOCK 182,WOODLAWN TERRACE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 96,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:1225 GLENWOOD A VENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on January 21,2014 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 5th day of December,2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327603/1034578/anp December 27,2013; January 3,2014 1050LegalsDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 3, 2014Page A9 rfn tbb rrfrtbbb rrntfr rrnbnbf bbbrrrnrn tbrbr rnbrbrfb ffbf brbbfb frntrbr FORD TAURUS2002, 4 Door Sedan. Well maintained. Asking $3,000 obo. Call 863-314-9723 1989 MERCURYMarquis GS, 4dr, A/C, power windows, automatic, 71,000 garage kept miles Good tires, regular service & oil change, Runs & Looks like New $2800. OBO 863-465-1713 or 863-465-9100 9450Automotive for SaleWE BUYALL AUTOS with or without Title. Any Year / Make / Model / Condition. We will pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. Call Cindy 813-505-6935 9400Automotive Wanted 9000 TransportationCLUB CARgreat cond. Geared up for higher speed. $1595. Call 843-597-2234 8500Golf Carts FLAGSTAFF TRAVELTRAILER 2013, 34', 2 slides, elec. awning. Washer, outside grill, many extras, if left on lot. $28,000. Call 863-542-5194 2003 5THWHEEL DUTCHMEN 35', 55park/Frostproof. 3 slides, A/C, sunken livingroom, storage, nice lot, lg driveway/patio, 12x24 fiberglass insulated awning over patio. Must see, $15,000, 863-635-5436 2000 35'FIFTH WHEEL CHAMPER One lg. slide-out, full size, house furniture, factory wired WIFI & telephone, fully furn., make offer, 863-471-0226. 1992 DODGEHorizon camper van with cabover bed, Coleman rooftop air conditioner and heater, refrigerator, microwave, toilet, propane stove, sink, side awning. 74,000 miles. Recent overhaul. $3,500. Located in Lake Placid. Call Chris at 850-320-3441. 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 Recreation SEBRING *MOVING SALE 725 Lin Rd. Spring Lake, Fri & Sat Jan 3 & 4, 7am 1pm. All Like New / Men's golf shirts (M), shorts 34 waist, 2 dress suits, dress pants (NEW) inseam 29", mens shoes size 8, some ladies tops. Furn., Antique bedroom set (4 pc. ), couch & tables, dining room set w/ matching china cabinet. Lots of of fine china. SEBRING FRI.Sat. 8 2pm. 4117 Santiago St. Sun N Lakes. Kids clothes, furn., toys, adult clothes & lots more. SEBRING "CHRISTMAS VILLAGE SALE" 1920 Brunns Rd. Lot 19 (Sebring Gardens RV), Sat. Jan 4, 8am 1pm. Lot's of Indoor & Outdoor lights. Variety of Houses, Stores, Buildings, etc. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales TIRE CARRIER NEW, Clamp on, Bolt on or Weld on for all Trailers or Motor Homes. $10. 863-453-7027 RUBBER BEDMAT for a short bed pickup Ford F150, (may fit other beds), in very good condition. $30. 863-453-7027 4 TIRESP235 60 R 16 Very Good Condition $60 OBO 863-314-0330. 7310Bargain BuysHOT TUB5 person, round, Eclipse. Cover & stairs. Excel cond. $1,000. Chris 863-273-4176 7300MiscellaneousREFRIGERATOR SIDEby side. $150. Washer & Dryer. $150. Couch & Loveseat $75., 2 bedroom sets, $200. Call 843-597-2234 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING. 3/2/1Home built in 2006. 3424 Ellington Ave. $650/month and $650 security deposit. Call Richard 863-202-1175 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesCOME ENJOYthe lifestyle on beautiful Lake June Available for either seasonal or annual rental (minimum of two months). Call Tony at 561-339-1859 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING *DINNER LAKE AREA 1 BR/ 1 BA Apartments for Rent. Large rooms, Fresh paint & Tile, Includes water. $400/mo. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 BEAUTIFULAPTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-446-1822 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR. Available immediately Washer/Dryer, Microwave & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsLEASE TOOWN 2/2 OR 2/1.5 mobile home. Completely remodeled. $500 per month $1000 security deposit. 3303 Highlander, 6126 or 6130 Oak Crest, Sebring. 863446-2414. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesAVON PARK* Sell / Lease Option 3BR/2BA, 2 Car Garage. Just Remodeled! Large Corner Lot. $137,500. Owner Will Finance if needed. 954-270-5242 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkFROSTPROOF 4BR,2BA, on Lake Clinch, where a yearly bass fishing tournament is held. Completely remodeled, new roof, bathroom, kitchen, tile floor, French door, patio, very flexible Lease-Option, or sell price $117,500. Owner financing. 954-270-5242 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial QA SUPERVISORneeded for precast hollowcore company. Experience with precast, quality control & concrete testing required. PCI Level I&II & ACI Certificate REQUIRED. Competitive pay and benefit package. EEO and Drug Free Workplace. Email resume/salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax:863.655.1215 PRECAST ERECTORneeded for precast hollowcore company. Experience with precast concrete, precast installation and in state travel required. Competitive pay and benefit package. EEO and Drug Free Workplace. Email resume/salary requirements to email@example.com, Fax:863.655.1215 FIELD ASSISTANTneeded for pre-cast hollowcore company. Experience with precast required. Knowledge of precast installation. Ability to read blue prints and available for in state travel. Competitive pay and benefit package. EEO and Drug Free Workplace. Email resume/salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax:863.655.1215 CHURCH SECRETARY(F/T) Must be proficient in Microsoft Publisher. Call 863-453-6681 for more info. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2009-CA-000079 LASALLE BANK,NA AS TRUSTEE FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES WMALT SERIES 2006-AR1 TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. SHELLEY L.MIELE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC.; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) NKA JOHN NEWBOLD; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 19th day of December,2013,and entered in Case No.28-2009-CA-000079,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein U.S. BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES FOR WMALT SERIES 2006-AR1 TRUST is the Plaintiff and SHELLEY L.MIELE,MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC.,SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) NKA JOHN NEWBOLD N/K/A JOHN NEWBOLD IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 24th day of January,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 22,BLOCK 4,SEBRING RIDGE,SECTION G,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,AT PAGE 28,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 20th day of December,2013. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak 08-66953 January 3,10,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case No.13-579GCS LESLIE A.GIBSON and BRENDA L.GIBSON, Plaintiffs, vs TAMYRA PIERCE,UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated December 16, 2013,in the above-styled cause,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on January 22,2014,the following described property: Lot 24,Block 290,Lake Sebring Subdivision,Sheet 1,according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2,Page 12,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. DATED this 16th day of December,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 3,10,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000776 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2006-AB1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AB1 Plaintiff, v. JOHN C.DEAN,JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN C.DEAN,JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 21,2013,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida, described as: LOT 457,OF SEBRING RIDGE,SECTION E,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,AT PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 3133 MARLIN DRIVE,SEBRING,FL 33870 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,on January 17,2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dates this 22nd day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 885110893 December 27,2013; January 3,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000585 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF JOHN T.GOAD A /K/A JOHN GOAD,DECEASED,ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES,DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF JOHN T.GOAD A/K/A JOHN GOAD, DECEASED,AND ALL CLAIMANTS,PERSONS OR PARTIES,NATURAL OR CORPORATE,AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST JOHN T.GOAD A/K/A JOHN GOAD,DECEASED,OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE A NY RIGHT,TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown,but whose last known address was: 3533 EDGEWATER DR.,SEBRING,FL 33872-2044 -ANDTO:THE STEEL MILL,INC.; whose last known principal place of business was: C/O JON WELCH,R.A. 1818 NEBRASKA STREET ORLANDO,FL 32803 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida,to-wit: UNIT 2 WITHIN LOT 124,BLOCK 275,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 13, A S RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,FURTHER DESCRIBED A S FOLLOWS:BEGIN FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 124,A POINT ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF EDGEWATER DRIVE OF THE SAID SUBDIVISION,RUN THENCE ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE SAID LOT 124,SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST, 48.60 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,26.80 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,15.1 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST,3.4 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,0.3 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST,34.1 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,0.3 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST,18.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' WEST,16.3 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' EAST,18.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,0.3 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' EAST,29.5 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,0.3 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' EAST,8.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1/5 INTEREST IN THE COMMON AREAS AS SPECIFICALLY SET OUT IN EXHIBIT B OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR FAIRWAY TWO TOWNHOUSES,RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 651, PAGE 964,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.BY AMENDMENT DATED JANUARY 26,1983 AND RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 755,PAGE 83,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:DESCRIPTION OF COMMON AREA WITHIN LOT 124, BLOCK 275,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 13,AD RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 71,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA, FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:THE SAID LOT 124,LESS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED AREA:BEGIN FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 124,A POINT ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF EDGEWATER DRIVE OF THE SAID SUBDIVISION,RUN THENCE ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE SAID LOT 124,SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST, 40.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,10.50 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE SAID LINE,SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,16.3 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST,8.6 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,15.1 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' EAST,8.6 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00 EAST,16.2 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST,8.6 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,15.1 FEET THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' EAST,8.6 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' EAST,16.3 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST,54.1 FEET; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' WEST,15.7 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST,10.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' WEST,16.3 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' EAST,10.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' WEST,15.0 FEET,THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' WEST,10.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' WEST,16.3 FEET,THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' EAST,10.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 38'00'' WEST,15.7 FEET,THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 22'00'' EAST,54.1 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on DOUGLAS C.ZAHM, P.A.,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is 12425 28th Street North,Suite 200,St.Petersburg,FL 33716,on or before January 28,2014 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action,and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,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 petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 17th day of December,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, Y OU ARE ENTITLED,AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF Y OUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE,PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT (863)534-4690.IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,CALL TDD 1-800-955-8771 OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. December 27,2013; January 3,2014 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Dianna Alexander that on 01/14/2014 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave.Sebring,FL 33870.The personal property in Unit #33 of Dianna Alexander will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S.83.806(4). December 27,2013; January 3,2014 1050LegalsAVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00034870 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00034869 rf
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By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentFate is a funny thing. It takes one single momenta small p eriod in time, often unbeknownst to y ou, that can determine the course of y our future. For former 2010 Blue Streak gradu ate Tevin Toney, that moment o ccurred a number of times as he a ttended the Florida Classic. The Florida Classic is one of the l argest games played in Florida for H BCU (Historical Black C ollege/University) institutes as well a s D-1AAfootball between my univ ersity and FAMU, Toney e xplained. That university is BethuneC ookman in sunny Daytona Beach, w here Toney is a senior studying C riminal Justice and prepping for g raduation this upcoming May. After seeing Bethune-Cookman p lay in the Classic, he decided to pay t he school a visit as a prospective s tudent. Sure, he loved the area, but there w as something else about the school t hat sealed the deal for Toney the f amily-like atmosphere. Of course, this doesnt come as m uch of a surprise. With a hometown like Sebring, and c onsidering Toneys community and f amily involvement, its easy to see w hy he recognized and appreciated t he similar feeling he got at BethuneC ookman. It wasnt long before Toney fit right in at Wildcat Country, making the most of his career on and off the field just as he did in Sebring. Back in high school, Toney played as an offensive and defensive tackle where he recorded more than 70 tackles in his three years on varsity. Additionally, Toney tacked on over 10 tackles in All-Star games post season. One of his favorite memories from these seasons occurred as Toney made the first sack in the FACA North-South All-Star Game. Soon after, Toney was making the adjustment to college life at BethuneCookman, where he plays as a defensive end and defensive tackle. He recorded an impressive senior year, with 52 tackles, 5.5 sacks, a In the past couple of years Ive written about or mentioned Louie Eckols, the young man currently featured on the cover of the Highlands County Department of Natural Resources 2013 pamphlet. Louie made some big headlines years ago when, at the age of 8, he caught and landed a 14 lb largemouth bass. Since then, he hasnt slowed down, catching a number of 8, 10 and 12 pound trophies. I had the opportunity to fish with Louie and his grandfather Dan last year and he is one of the most enthusiastic and passionate bass fishermen Ive ever met, at any age. Last week I spoke with Dan and he told me about the 2013 Bobby Lane Cup tournament held at Camp Mack on Lake Kissimmee. Louie paired up with Shane Schmucker of Lakeland to win the Junior High Division weighing in their six-fish limit with over 23 pounds. The monster sack was anchored with an 8-lb, 6ounce bass that Louie caught on a drop shot rig. I thought I had a snag because there was just some dead weight when I felt the bite, stated Louie. I set the hook and he just took off. Shane got the net and we finally got him in the boat, he added. The two targeted open water where they found a few rocks as the key to thei r victory. Louies big bass also qua lified for the FWCs Lunker Catch program. The big bag put the pair in Shaw Grigsbys boat which served as the Hot Seat for the weigh-in. Once the two stars stopped smiling they were later seen giving some advice to Shaw, Clifford Prince and JTKinney who all made the trip to support Bobby Lane and his family who hosted the event along with the Bartow High Scho ol Yellow Jackets. The 3rd annual Bobby Lane Cup once again reached new heights by drawing a record crowd to the rustic confines of Camp Mack. Sixty boats took to the waters of Lake Kissimmee in two divisions. Fifteen teams participate d in a Junior High division while 45 High School teams enjoyed the productive News-Sun Friday, January 3, 2013 BSection Sports Page B3 MCTpho to Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith will be signed to head up Tampa Bay next season, according to reports. Fishin Around... Don Norton 2013 Bobby Lane Cup Courtesy photo Tevin Toney keeps an eye on Florida Internationals quarterback as he gives chase for Bethune Cookman. Tevin Toney winds down Wildcat career See TONEY, B4 See FISH, B3 By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA Former C hicago Bears coach Lovie S mith is set to take on the c hallenge of rebuilding the T ampa Bay Buccaneers. Two people familiar with S miths plans said W ednesday night that the c oach has reached an agreem ent to fill the opening crea ted by the firing of Greg S chiano following a 4-12 f inish. The people spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement hasnt been made. One of the people also said that former Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be the Bucsdefensive coordinator. The 55-year-old Smith will replace Schiano, fired Monday after going 11-21 in two seasons in Tampa Bay. Frazier also was fired Monday. Smith was 81-63 in nine seasons with Chicago, leading the 2006 team to the Super Bowl where the Bears lost Indianapolis. He was fired a year ago after the Bears finished 10-6 and missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons. Smith was Tampa Bays linebackers coach under Tony Dungy from 1996AP sources: Smith reaches deal to coach Tampa Bay See LOVIE, B4 By JOHN MARSHALL Associated PressGLENDALE, Ariz. A d ecade after a winless seas on, Central Florida earned i ts first trip to a BCS bowl. Once the Knights got t here, they were given no c hance at winning. Not against Baylor, the n ations best offensive team. They refused to listen to a ll the negativity and turned t he Fiesta Bowl into a rousi ng BCS debut. Blake Bortles accounted f or 394 yards and four t ouchdowns, Storm Johnson r an for two early tone-setting s cores and No. 15 Central F lorida outlasted Baylor 524 2 on Wednesday night in t he highest-scoring game in F iesta Bowl history. We did prove a lot of p eople wrong, Johnson s aid. Central Florida (12-1) w asnt given much of a c hance, entering the game as a 17-point underdog. The Knights didnt care a bout the spread and certainl y didnt back down from the b ig, bad Bears, racing past B aylor with an array of big p lays. They took an early 14point lead and kept rolling, piling up 556 total yards in the second-highest scoring BCS bowl ever. Bortles, the junior who could be weighing a jump to the NFL, was the catalyst, throwing for three touchdowns on 20-of-31 passing and running for 93 yards and another score. Rannell Hall accounted for some of the biggest plays, catching four passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson kept Baylor from ganging up on UCFs passing game, grinding out 124 yards on 20 carries. So much about having no shot. Theres not many outside of us who believe we had a chance, but we did and I think we showed what UCF football is all about, Bortles said. Known for its offense prowess, Baylor (11-2) had a hard time keeping up with the Knights. The Big 12 champions finished with 550 total yards, but were uncharacteristically undisciplined, getting 17 penalties for 135 yards. Bryce Petty tried to keep the Bears in it, running for three touchdowns while throwing for 356 yards and two more scores. Lache Seastrunk had some big runs in the first half and finished with 117 yards. None of it was enough the way UCF ran through Baylors defense. We caught a football team that was hot, Baylor coach Art Briles said. They played extremely well early, got into us. We tried to play catch-up the whole game, never could turn it around when it needed turning. The Fiesta Bowl was the BCS coming-out party for Baylor and Central Florida before college footballs switch to a playoff system next season. The Bears had been building toward this since Briles became coach in 2009, winding up his high-octane offense to lead the nation in scoring and churn out the second-most yards in FBS history. Central Florida had a slower rise under George OLeary. The coach who was fired by Notre Dame five days after being hired for lying on his resume has built his reputation back up in Orlando, taking a program that went winless in 2004 to the inaugural American Athletic Conference title and automatic BCS berth this year. The matchup was projected to be like the 2011 Fiesta Bowl, when mighty Oklahoma rolled over Connecticut 48-20. The Knights werent listening. They opened with a 76yard scoring drive capped by Johnsons tackle-breaking 11-yard touchdown run. Johnson scored again on UCFs next possession, this one on a 2-yard run. The early 14-0 lead was expected. The team leading wasnt. Baylor finally revved up its offense late in the first quarter, scoring on a 1-yard TD sneak by Petty and Knights knock off Bears 52-42 in Fiesta Bowl MCTpho to Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortels runs from the Baylor defense during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Az., on Wednesday. See KNIGHTS, B4 Friday, January 3, 2014
Senior 70s SoftballSEBRING The Highlands County Senior 70s plus league will start Tuesday, 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.Sebring Elks GolfSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, Jan. 6, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $34 which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at email@example.com or leave a message on (863) 471-3295. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. by the Pro Shop.Highlands County 2014 Adult Winter LeaguesSEBRING Registrations and Fees are due Tuesday, Jan. 7 no exceptions. Coaches meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 pm. League play will begin the week of January 14th. Cost is $360 Per team plus $15 Sanctioning Fee Ages 16 and up for Womens, Church and Recreation Aand B Leagues. To register or for more information, please call the Highlands County Sports Complex at 402-6755 or Bob Keefe at 381-8284 or Dustin Ridenour at 3818269. The complex is located at 216 Sheriffs Tower Rd, Sebring, FL33870.Hammock Half Marathon/5K SEBRING The 6th Annual Hammock Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk is set for Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 with a 7:30 a.m. starting time. Custom long-sleeve Dri-fit for Half Marathon and short-sleeve Dri-fit for the 5K. This years Half Marathon will also feature a team relay made up of up to four individuals running 3.0, 3.0, 3.0, and 3.1 mile sections. Relay entry rates apply to all relay team members and should be submitted together with team name by January 17 in order for proper awards to be ordered. Those desiring an entry form may contact race director Chet Brojek at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 385-4736 and leaving a message. Entry fee for the 5K is $20 thru January 17 and $30 after the 18th thru race day. Hammock Half Marathon fees are $35 thru January 17 and $45 after the 18th. Race day registration will be from 6:45-7:10 a.m. The race features custom trophies or plaques for overall, master and grand master champions, trophies for first thru third in 16 male and female age groups in the Half and Trophy to first in age groups and medals for 2nd and 3rd in the 5 K Run/Walk. Chip timing will be provided b y Central 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.LP Senior SoftballLAKEPLACID Lake Placid seni or softball will adjust its practice schedule to accommodate the upcoming holidays. Practices will be Monday and Thursd ay at 9 a.m. at the Lake June Ballfields. The league is 60 and over. Regular season is set to begin o n Monday, Jan. 6. For further information, visit lpso ftball.com .LP Dixie RegistrationLAKEPLACID Registrations for t he upcoming 2014 Lake Placid spring seaso n are now being taken. The open draft format will be held o n Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1p.m. at Lake Ju ne Ballfields for ages 7-8 and 9-10 (baseba ll) and 7-8-9 (softball). No registrations will be taken after th is date. The Players draft is mandatory. Any player not showing up for evalu ation will be randomly placed on a team. T-Ball and 30/30 teams will be announced at a later date. League age for T-Ball, 30/30 an d Baseball is childs age as of April 3 0, 2014. Baseball age groups are as follows : TBall (age 5), 30/30 (age 5-6), Baseball ( 78) and Baseball (9-10). League Age For Softball is childs a ge as of January 1, 2014. The Softball age groups are as follow s : Softball (7-8-9) Machine Pitch. Registration prices are as follows: TBall and 30/30 is $60 with Baseball an d Softball being $70. Those fees include the town of La ke Placid's mandatory $20 user fee for ea ch player. Registrations are available on t he leagues web site www.lpyb.net. Check out the leagues Facebook pa ge by searching LakePlacid BaseballSoftba ll for updated information also. The league is also looking for coache s, team sponsors or banner sponsors. The season will be kicking off o n Saturday, Feb. 8. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFSSaturday, Jan. 4 Kansas City at Indianapolis, 4:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, 8:10 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego at Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFSSaturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS)CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPSSunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) NFC, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)PRO BOWLSunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)SUPER BOWLSunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto1515.500 Boston 1318.4192.5 Brooklyn1021.3235.5 Philadelphia1021.3235.5 New York921.3006 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 247.774 Atlanta 1814.5636.5 Washington1415.4839 Charlotte1419.42411 Orlando1021.32314 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 256.806 Detroit 1419.42412 Chicago1218.40012.5 Cleveland1021.32315 Milwaukee724.22618WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio257.781 Houston2113.6185 Dallas 1913.5946 New Orleans1416.46710 Memphis1317.43311 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City256.806 Portland257.781.5 Minnesota1616.5009.5 Denver 1417.45211 Utah 1024.29416.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2212.647 Phoenix1911.6331 Golden State2013.6061.5 L.A. Lakers1319.4068 Sacramento1020.33310 ___ Tuesdays Games Atlanta 92, Boston 91 Indiana 91, Cleveland 76 Golden State 94, Orlando 81 Sacramento 110, Houston 106 San Antonio 113, Brooklyn 92 Toronto 85, Chicago 79 Portland 98, Oklahoma City 94 Milwaukee 94, L.A. Lakers 79 Wednesdays Games Dallas 87, Washington 78 Toronto 95, Indiana 82 Minnesota 124, New Orleans 112 Philadelphia 114, Denver 102 L.A. Clippers 112, Charlotte 85 Thursdays Games Orlando at Cleveland, late Golden State at Miami, late Boston at Chicago, late Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, late New York at San Antonio, late Memphis at Phoenix, late Milwaukee at Utah, late Charlotte at Portland, late Philadelphia at Sacramento, late Fridays Games Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New York at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 9 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston261225411786 Tampa Bay241245211495 Montreal231445010394 Toronto2116547118120 Detroit18141046109120 Ottawa1718741118135 Florida152063696130 Buffalo112542671113 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh291215913196 Washington2015545122119 Philadelphia2016444105111 New Jersey171684297103 N.Y. Rangers201924296109 Carolina151693996118 Columbus1719438109117 N.Y. Islanders1321733107138WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago287763158115 St. Louis27755913993 Colorado2411452114100 Dallas2012747115113 Minnesota201754597109 Winnipeg1918543114121 Nashville181844095119 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim298563137106 San Jose259656131104 Los Angeles251245411083 Vancouver2312753113101 Phoenix2010949120120 Calgary142063496126 Edmonton1324531109143 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Florida 1, SO New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 2, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, Boston 3 Carolina 5, Montreal 4, OT Winnipeg 3, Buffalo 0 Anaheim 6, San Jose 3 Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2 Colorado 5, Columbus 3 Philadelphia 4, Calgary 1 Phoenix 4, Edmonton 3, OT Wednesdays Games Toronto 3, Detroit 2, SO Tampa Bay 4, Vancouver 2 Thursdays Games Nashville at Boston, late Chicago at N.Y. Islanders, late Carolina at Washington, late Winnipeg at Ottawa, late Los Angeles at St. Louis, late Buffalo at Minnesota, late Montreal at Dallas, late Philadelphia at Colorado, late Columbus at Phoenix, late Edmonton at San Jose, late Fridays Games Chicago at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Calgary, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 10 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Okeechobee,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Okeechobee,6 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Boys Basketball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Girls Soccer at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Wrestling at Avon Park,7 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.McKeel Academy,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at McKeel Academy,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Ft.Meade,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Ft. Meade,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Okeechobee,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Okeechobee,5 p.m. N B A S A T U R D A Y 8 p m Atlanta atChicago . . . . . . . . . W G N C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L S A T U R D A Y N o o n Pittsburgh at North Carolina State. . . . 4 4 N o o n Cincinnati at Memphis. . . . . . . E S P N 2 2 p m Michigan State at Indiana. . . . . . . C B S 2 p m Miami at Syracuse. . . . . . . . . . 4 4 2 p m Butler at Xavier. . . . . . . . . . S U N 4 p m Duke at Notre Dame. . . . . . . . . C B S 5 p m Virginia at Florida State . . . . . . E S P N 2 6 : 3 0 p m Savannah State at Baylor . . . . . . S U N G O L F F R I D A Y 2 : 3 0 p m Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Pro-Am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F 5 : 3 0 p m Hyundai Tournament of Champions . G O L F S A T U R D A Y 2 : 3 0 p m Hyundai Tournament of Champions . G O L F C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L F R I D A Y 8 p m AT&T Cotton Bowl Missouri vs. Oklahoma State. . . . . . . . . . . F O X 8 : 3 0 p m Discover Orange Bowl Clemson vs. Ohio . State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N S A T U R D A Y 1 p m BBVA Compass Bowl Houston vs. Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 p m Division I Final Towson vs. North Dakota . State . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 Times, games, channels all subject to change B O X I N G F R I D A Y 9 p m Rances Barthelemy vs. Argenis Mendez E S P N 2 H I G H S C H O O L F O O T B A L L S A T U R D A Y 1 p m U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . . N B C H I G H S C H O O L B A S K E T B A L L S A T U R D A Y 7 p m Prime Prep (Tx) vs. Whitney Young (Il) E S P N 2 A U T O R A C I N G S A T U R D A Y 1 p m Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Challenge Cup C B S N H L F R I D A Y 9 p m Tampa Bay at Calgary . . . . . . . S U N N F L P L A Y O F F S S A T U R D A Y 4 : 3 5 p m Kansas City at Indianapolis . . . . . N B C 8 : 1 0 p m New Orleans at Philadelphia . . . . . N B C LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Playoffs NBA NHL Page B2 News-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 www.newssun.com By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI Two people f amiliar with the situation say M iami Dolphins owner S tephen Ross has been meeti ng with his top advisers b efore deciding whether to f ire anyone in the wake of t he teams late-season coll apse. One of the people said the m eetings began Sunday night and were to resume Thursday, and a decision could come then. That person said that during the Dolphinsloss Sunday to the New York Jets, Ross became so upset he turned away at one point because he could no longer watch. Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because discussions regarding a possible organizational shake-up have been private. Second-year offensive coordinator Mike Sherman is considered the most likely to be fired, and sixth-year general manager Jeff Irelands job is also in serious jeopardy. Coach Joe Philbin is likely to return for a third season, but thats not a certainty. AP source: Dolphins owner mulling possible shakeup Rivalry match tips off second half Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Recarus Burley and the Avon Park Red Devils will tip off the second half of their season, and start the new year, with tonights home match-up against long-time rival Sebring. The teams just met in the opener of the Taveniere Tournament last week, with the Devils overcoming a double-digit deficit to pull out the win. After the non-district battle, both teams head back into their respective district schedules Tuesday, with Avon Park hosting McKeel and the Blue Streaks traveling to Hardee to face the Wildcats.
Golf HammockLast Monday, Dec. 30, the Mezza Group played an Individual Pro-Am Points event. Ike Richards scored plus 4 to take first place in A group and Larz Bylund came in second with plus 2. In B group Roger Culberson shot a remarkable 79 and was plus 11 was in first place and there was a tie for second place between Joe Martini and Johnny McEahren. There was a tie in C group for first place between Gary Galle and Joe Hyzny at plus 6. Pat Dell came in first place in D group with a plus 3 and Ken Granger came in second place with plus 1. Dick Botelho shot a plus 6 to take first place in E group and John Robetson came in second place with plus 4. In f group Joe Hamilton came in first place with plus 4 and a tie for second place between Bob Wimmers and Karl Mellor at plus 3. Bob Hughes had a plus 6 for first place in G group and Jack Carlton in second place with plus 4. Ralph Pickering came in first place with plus 6 in H group and in second place was Jim Reed with plus 5. In I group Greg Brewer scored plus 7 for first place and a tie for second place between Bill Alesi and Bob Goldsworthy at plus 6. Next Monday, Jan. 6, the Mezza Group will continue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early due to a big field of players. For more information, call Pete at 382-1280.Lake June WestThe Monday Ladies took to the course on Dec. 30 and saw the team of Donna Palmatier, Verna Knishka, Jan Mann and Chris Heath come in with a 35 for the win. The 35 marks the new low score for the Ladies Monday League. Taking second, with a 37 on their card, were Annie Hall, Kathy Armstrong, Virginia Simmons and Doris Weeks. In closest to the pin, Knishka hit to 24-feet, 7-inches from No. 4, Mary McNamee got her shot to 16feet, 8-inches from No. 2 and Simmons stuck hers at 7-feet, 5inches from No. 8. Not content to stay idle during the holiday, a Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Dec. 26. Orville and Eva Huffman teamed with John and Kim Givens to take the win with a 52. Larry and Chris Heath joined forces with Bob and Elaine Orr to card a 54 for second, while the Denharts, Dick and Norma, and the Swartzs, Joe and Joyce, came in with a 56 for third. Knishka again had one of the closest to the pin on the day, hitting to 24-feet, 11-inches from No. 8. Elaine Orr hit to 5-feet, 6 1/2inches from No. 2, and Bob Orr took honors for the day, sticking his shot a mere 1-foot, 2-inches from No. 4. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 Page B3 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The YMCA After School Program is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle, bright future and endless potential. This program is from 36 p.m. Monday-Friday, for kids ages 5 to 12. Each week will feature a variety of activities including Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer and more. We do offer bus transportation from the Kindergartner Learning Center and Woodlawn Elementary. For more information on this program please contact us at 863-382-9622 and ask for Dave Scheck. After School Drop-off Price: $2 per day, per child Bus from KLC or Woodlawn Price: $ 30 per child, per week. Senseis Matthew Jordon and Tena Jordon have joined the YMCA team in providing martial arts. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting at the beginning of each month. For more information on this program please contact us at 863-382-9622 Member Price: $40, Non-members: $60 We offer a wonderful Gymnastics program with levels ranging from preschool to advanced. If you would like to enroll your child in Gymnastics, registration starts at the beginning of each month. Prices have been prorated due to the holiday season. For more information on this program please contact us at 863-382-9622 GymnasticsPreschool Member: $35, Nonmembers: $50 Members: $50, Nonmembers: $80 YMCACheer is new and improved, just in time for the new year! Come join our new instructor Sandy Stewart, who is pumped and ready for fun. We now offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance motion technique, cheer dance, progression stunt and tumbling! Practices are weekly every Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. Registration is at the beginning of each month. For more information on this program please contact us at 863-382-9622 and ask for Sandy Stewart. Member Price: $35, Non-members: $45 Upcoming Events YFire 5K To celebrate the beginning of 2014, the Highlands County Family YMCAjoins forces with the Sebring Firemens Association and MidFlorida Credit Union to present the YFire 5K. The 5K run/walk will start at 8a.m. at Firemens Field on Saturday, Jan. 4. This event is a partnered fundraiser for our Strong Kids Campaign. People of all ages are invited to join us. Prices are listed below. For more information on the YFire 5K please contact us at 863-3829622. Remember we still have some sponsor spots open. 5K Registration fee Before December 23rd $25 w/h Dry fit shirt After December 23rd and Race Day $30 Open House at the Y Looking to join a gym that fits your needs? Why not join t he YMCA? We have been meetin g the fitness needs of Highlands County for mo re than 26 years and we off er something for everyone. On Saturday, Jan. 1 1, stop in to the Highlan ds County Family YMCAf or our Open House. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m the YMCAwill be givin g free tours and offerin g membership specials th at include waiving join er fees, health assessmen ts, and BOGO rates on o ur daily punch cards. YMCAhas not one, b ut two heated pools and a splash pad for your fami ly to enjoy. Come check us out an d join the fun! Pool Hours Monday Friday: 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4:4 5 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4:4 5 p.m. For more informatio n contact the Y at 86 3382-9622. Sebring YMCA has plenty to keep kids busy waters of the Central Florida Lake that continues to produce some terrific bags of fish. Congratulations Louie, Im sure well be hearing a lot more about this young bass fishing sensation in the years to some.Gambler TournamentThe Gambler Bait Company is sponsoring three free bass tournaments in 2014. The first will be held on Lake Okeechobee at the Scott Driver boat ramp on Sunday, Jan. 26 sign up by Thursday, Jan. 23. The second will be held on Lake Okeechobee at the Roland Martin fish camp in Clewiston on Sunday, Feb. 23, with sign up required by Thursday, Feb. 20. The final tournament will be held on Lake Kissimmee at Camp Mack on Saturday, March 22 and sign up is required by Wednesday, March 19. There is no entry fee but only Gambler Lures will be allowed in your boat. Boats with any other brand lure will be disqualified. Guaranteed payback as first place will pay $1000, second place $500, third place $250, fourth place $100, fifth place $100, sixth place Costa Del Mar Sunglasses and seventh through 10th place will receive $100 Gambler Bucks. In addition, there will be an optional side pot of $20 per boat and $10 for big bass. It should be a lot of fun. Kyle King and I sent in our entry information today for all three tournaments. Gambler makes some really good baits so it should be a fun event.Sebring BassMasters The Sebring BassMasters will hold their January meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 5:30 p.m. at REDS II. New members are welcome to attend. Our first tournament will be on Lake Istokpoga Sunday, Jan. 12. I had two guide trips since my last column, both on Lake Istokpoga. We fished artificial baits on both occasions and caught a few, but the wind was pretty fierce both days. On Saturday, I thought wed catch a break when we arrived at the boat ramp to find the lake fogged in. But the minute the fog lifted the wind kicked up from the east and the lake turned into a frothy mass of white caps. Ive got trips lined up for Thursday, Friday and Monday all on Lake Istokpoga so Ill let you know how we do in next weeks co lumn. Its hard to believe when this column comes out it will be another new year. Time seems to fly by so quickly these days. We only have so much time on this earth, so get out there and do a little fishinin 2014. Remember, God doesnt count the days you spend on the water. Happy New Year Everyone! May one of your wishes this year be catching the fish of your dreams. I know theyre out there. 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 email@example.com. Visit his American Fisherman Facebook page or his website at theamericanfisherman.com. or stop by the store to see him anytime. Continued from B1 Fish tournaments and meeting on deck DOUG FERGUSON Associated PressKAPALUA, Hawaii Adam S cott narrowly beat out Tiger W oods as player of the year in v oting by the Golf Writers A ssociation of America. The GWAAtakes into a ccount more than just the PGA T our. Scott won four times, includi ng the Masters, and joined J ason Day in winning the W orld Cup for Australia. Out of 2 18 votes cast, Scott won the h onor by five votes. Woods won five times on the PGATour, but no majors. He also won the money title and Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average. Woods previously won player of the year by the PGATour and the PGAof America. Scott also won The Barclays, the Australian PGAand the Australian Masters. Inbee Park and Kenny Perry were runaway winners for female and senior players of the year. Scott edges Woods for GWAA player of the year r rf r nn fn tn tbn n bb n rt nr rf rrrrfrrn rt nt rrtn rrt nttnn rf Associated PressVANCOUVER, British C olumbia Valtteri Filppula h ad a goal and an assist as the T ampa Bay Lightning beat the V ancouver Canucks 4-2 on W ednesday night. The Lightning, whose franc hise is 21 years old, posted o nly its second win ever in V ancouver. Tampa Bay made history of a nother sort by posting a fourth s traight road win for the first time since Jan. 8-Feb. 7, 2008. Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn also scored for Tampa Bay. Brad Richardson and Zac Dalpe replied for the Canucks, who lost their second straight. Tampa Bays Ben Bishop made 28 saves for his 21st win of the season as the Lightning outshot the Canucks 33-30. Vancouvers Eddie Lack recorded 29 saves. Lightning double up on Canucks, 4-2
Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. The G reen Bay Packers say the t eam is optimistic that S undays home playoff game w ill be sold out and a TV b lackout can be averted. NFLrules say they if the g ame isnt sold out by 72 h ours prior to kickoff there w ill be a blackout in local T Vmarkets, including Green B ay, the Fox Cities, M ilwaukee and Wausau. The deadline is 3:40 p.m. T hursday with 5,500 tickets y et to be sold. The Packers could ask for a deadline extension. With a long waiting list for season tickets, not selling out a playoff game is an unusual scenario for the Green Bay Packers. The last time a Packers home game didnt sell out was in January 1983 when they hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in a first-round playoff game in a strikeshortened season. By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney says he will enter for the NFL draft. Likely the top overall talent in the draft class, Clowney finished his college career Wednesday in the Gamecocks34-24 victory over Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl. Before we even put the pads on, I thought weve only got 60 minutes and its over with, he said. Im going to be sad about it. ... Im excited to move forward with my life, though. The junior had five tackle against the Badgers. C entral Florida looked as if i t was ready to fall apart w ith turnovers on three cons ecutive plays. Baylor only turned one of t hose into points: a 30-yard p ass from Petty to Levi N orwood. Petty followed Johnsons f umble with an interception i n the end zone, just his third o f the season. Unfortunately, that was t he turning point in the g ame, Petty said. We n eeded that to save moment um up for us, especially a fter a turnover. Turnovers i n the red zone kill an o ffense. Then came the spectacular p lays, seemingly one after a nother. Hall darted and dashed t hrough Baylors defense for a 50-yard touchdown on a s creen pass, with help from J osh Reeses downfield block. Petty hurtled himself into the end zone, flipping over UCFs Brandon Alexander to cap a 13-yard run. That gave Baylor 659 points, breaking the NCAA record for a 13-game season set by Texas (652) in 2005. The momentum was gone shortly after, when Hall turned a swing pass into a 34-yard touchdown assisted again by Reese to put the Knights up 28-20 at halftime. Petty scored his third touchdown on 1-yard run in the third quarter and dashed in for the 2-point conversion to tie the game, but Central Florida still wouldnt back down. Bortles hit Breshad Perriman on a 10-yard touchdown pass and opened the fourth quarter by scoring on a 15-yard run to put the Knights up 42-28. Even after Baylor moved quickly for a 9-yard touchdown run by Glasco Martin, UCF had an answer, going up 49-35 on Johnsons 40yard run through the heart of the Bearsdefense. The Knights held on from there, heading home with a giant trophy and a lot more national respect. Page B4 News-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 www.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports fri ads; 0 0 0 3 4 8 2 0 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/3/14; 0 0 0 3 4 8 4 7 Bulb Bin; 1.736"; 2"; Black; tv incl; 0 0 0 3 4 8 5 0 RACE-THRU KWIK LUBE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; sports tv incl; 0 0 0 3 4 8 5 1 f orced fumble as well as a f umble recovery, two batted p asses, two break-ups and 10 t ackles for a loss. When asked of his f avorite memory as a W ildcat, Toney responded, My favorite memory was m y touchdown my junior y ear in the Florida Classic. Interesting, seeing as how t his is the same event that b rought Toney to BethuneC ookman to play. Again, fate is a funny t hing. Who knows how many k ids have watched Toney p lay, perhaps just like him s itting in the stands at the C lassic, maybe at the AllS tar game, or even one of c ountless Friday nights u nder the lights of Firemans f ield thinking, I want to p lay just like him. To those aspiring athletes, T oney shared some words of w isdom. You have to stay focused, d etermined, and humble. It t akes hard work outside of w hats asked of you, to be an e xtraordinary player you h ave to do the extra to surp ass the ordinary athlete or c ompetition. Atrue testimony to this s tatement, Toney continues t o work hard on and off the f ield to continuously i mprove himself. As a result, Toney was a nnounced as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) 2013 Commissioners AllAcademic Team and received honorable mention accolades on the Preseason All-MEAC Team. So, what will fate bring Toney to next? Thanks to his dedication to both football and school, Toney has a few options for post-graduation plans. I pray Ill be in a NFL camp. If not, Ill be in the police academy in Daytona then after completing the academy I will be in Orlando working with the sheriffs department. I plan on staying there unless a position opens up as a U.S Capitol Policeman. Of course, once you become a part of the game the game becomes a part of you, and Toney plans on sticking with football in anyway he can. Id like to always have a part of the game throughout my life whether it be talking to the kids, helping them train, or just donating to events. Continued from B1 Toney looking ahead at options 2000, then spent three seasons as the St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator on Mike Martzs staff. Smith will take over a team that made strides on defense after acquiring cornerback Darrelle Revis and safety Dashon Goldson last spring, however the offense sputtered badly following the abrupt benching and subsequent release of quarterback Josh Freeman. With rookie Mike Glennon running the offense, Tampa Bay sank to last in the NFLin passing and total yards per game. One of Smiths first orders of business figures to be deciding if Glennon, who went 4-9 as a starter while throwing for 2,608 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions, showed enough to prove hes the teams quarterback of the future. Tampa Bay, which lost its first eight games before going 4-4 over the second half of the season, will have the seventh pick in this years draft and can use help in several areas, including defensive end, offensive line and wide receiver. AP Sports Writer Jon Krawczynski in Minneapolis and AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner contributed to this report. AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org Continued from B1 MCTpho to Leslie Frazier, recently fired as Vikings head coach and seen here hugging Lovie Smith after a 2012 Chicago/Minnesota game, reportedly will be signed as Bucs defensive coordinator. Lovie to lead Buccaneers Continued from B1 Knights pull off stunning win Jadeveon Clowney entering NFL draft Packers optimistic blackout wont happen Courtesy photo Tevin Toney has a lot of great memories from his time at Bethune-Cookman, which has lead him to have much to look forward to.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD APMedical WriterWASHINGTON Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nations top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday even as they stressed that the tests arent for everyone. The long-anticipated decision by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says these CTscans of the lungs should be offered only to people at especially high risk: Those who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or an equivalent amount, such as two packs a day for 15 years and who are between the ages of 55 and 80. Thats roughly 10 million people, but not all of them qualify for screening, said task force vice chairman Dr. Michael LeFevre, a University of Missouri family physician. Even those high-risk people shouldnt be scanned if theyre not healthy enough to withstand cancer treatment, or if they kicked the habit more than 15 years ago. Lung cancer kills nearly 160,000 Americans each year. Smoking is the biggest risk factor, and the more and longer people smoke, the higher their risk. Usually, lung cancer is diagnosed too late for treatment to succeed, but until now there hasnt been a good means of early detection. The newly recommended screening could prevent as many as 20,000 deaths a year, LeFevre said if its used correctly. That estimate assumes good candidates seek the scans. Theres no way to know if people at the highest risk will, or if instead the overly anxious will flood testing centers. Screen the wrong people, and we could see more harm than good, LeFevre cautioned. Theres a lot of room for what I would call people exploiting the recommendation. I can imagine a street-corner imaging center advertising to invite people in. Why not screen younger or lighter smokers? Theres no data to tell if theyd be helped. Lung cancer is rare before age 50, and the major study that showed screening could save lives enrolled only heavy smokers starting at age 55. But screening isnt harmfree. Asuspicious scan is far more likely to be a false alarm than a tumor, LeFevre noted. Yet patients may undergo invasive testing to find out, which in turn can cause complications. Moreover, radiation accumulated from even low-dose CTscans can raise the risk of cancer. And occasionally, screening detects tumors so small and slow-growing that they never would have threatened the persons life. While screening clearly can benefit some people, the best way to avoid lung cancer death is to stop smo king, LeFevre added. The task force proposed the screenings last summer but published its final recommendation Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. That clears the way for insurers to begin paying for the scans, which cost between $300 and $50 0, according to the American Lung Association. Under the Obama administrations health care law, cancer screenings that are backed by the task force are supposed to be covered with no copays, although plans have a year to adopt new recommendations. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 Page B5 ringling; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; ringling bros circus; 0 0 0 3 4 8 1 5 CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main A rt hands page; 0 0 0 3 4 8 6 7 DearReaders: Here are s ome interesting FDAa pproved items for 2013 in t he United States. My colu mn is printed in various l anguages so I apologize t hat Ive only listed E nglish brand names. P lease ask your local pharm acist for translations. H appy new year! Love, S uzy FluNada (nasal/throat s pray) homeopathic, OTC: S pray to stop cold and flul ike symptoms with this n ew natural remedy that c ontains a homeopathic b lend of mint, wintergreen, e ucalyptus and elderberry. S pray it in your mouth, and n asal passages, right where t he bugs try to enter your b ody. The kill rate of F luNada was tested by two i ndependent labs and found t o be 99.9 percent. w ww.FluNada.com Vizamyl (flutemetam ol) injection, Rx: Can t his compound detect A lzheimers disease at an e arlier stage? Think of it as a contrast dye used for P ETimaging, because it a ttaches to beta amyloid p laques in the brain, which d ementia patients often h ave. Fetzima (levomiln acipran) extended release c apsules, Rx: This is what p harmacists call a me t oo drug because it works l ike other SNRI (serotoninn orepinephrine reuptake i nhibitor) drugs. Older o nes include Effexor, P ristiq, Cymbalta and S avella and they improve l evels of two key brain n eurotransmitters involved i n major depression, as w ell as fibromyalgia, A DHD, obsessive-compuls ive and anxiety. w ww.Fetzima.com Adempas (riociguat) t ablets, Rx: The year 2013 b rought approvals for seve ral lung drugs, among t hem Adempas for pulm onary hypertension. The d isease forces your heart to w ork harder. The other b rand new medication that w orks similarly is Opsamut ( macitentan). Anoro Ellipta (umeclid inium and vilanterol) i nhalation powder, Rx: I nhale it once daily. It h elps with asthma, bronc hitis and other lung disord ers. Dont confuse that w ith Breo Ellipta, a drug w ith similar benefits to b reathing but different a ctive ingredients. Clinolipid (Soybean a nd Olive oil) injection, R x: Would you ever think to inject yourself with olive or soybean oil? This is a drug used to support nutrition in adults and its given intravenously. It provides calories and essential fatty acids. You cant get it if you are allergic to eggs, soybean and olive oil. Zubsolv (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablets, Rx: This helps people who are dependent on pain-killer drugs such as opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, etc). The drug is intended as part of a bigger program to treat drug addiction such as counseling and psychosocial support. The makers of Zubsolv have simultaneously launched an aroundthe-clock support program which is online. Its designed with input from patients in recovery. www.rise-us.com Zephrex-D (pseudoephedrine) tablets, OTC: Its to unstuff your nose and relieve a sinus headache. Its the worlds first meth-resistant pseudoephedrine tablet, designed to keep bad people from turning cold medicine into speed! Yeah, you didnt know? Decongestants are often messed with, but its impossible with Zephrex-D because the makers invested in new technology that locks the drug in place. www.zephrex-d.com Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) tablets, Rx: For chronic hepatitis C virus without the need for interferon. This drug blocks a specific protein needed by the virus for its replication (growth). www.sovaldi.com NovoPen Echo: The only insulin device that can dispense tiny doses like a half unit, making it appealing for children. It also has memory capabilities. 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. New drugs for 2013 Healthy Living Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all Met ro Lung cancer kills an estimated 160,000 Americans each year, and smoking is the biggest risk factor.
Page B6 News-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 www.newssun.com 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; firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at www.fbcap.net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: email@example.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t C a t h e r i n e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, firstname.lastname@example.org; website, www.stcathe.com. School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email email@example.com. School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org 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)1003 West Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-7679. S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 4534851. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 4461339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP Religion A von Park Christian Church AVON PARK W ednesday evening Bible s tudy resumes at 6 p.m. W ednesday. The church will host 64 to G rayson at 6 p.m. S unday.This is a free conc ert.Alove offering will be t aken. Avon Park Christian C hurch is at 1016 W. C amphor (behind the Wells F argo Bank). Call 453-5334 o r email a email@example.com with a ny questions or to request i nformation. The church w ebsite is www.avonp arkchristianchurch.com/ Christ Luterhan Church LCMS AVON PARK Pastor S cott McLean will preach a s ermon titled Jesus is K ing. The church is at 1320 C ounty Road 64, east of the A von Park High School past t he four-way stop sign. For m ore information call 4712 663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled God. The keynote is from Jeremiah 32:18, the Great, 19 (to 1st:), ... the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name, Great in counsel, and mighty in work:. The church is at 154 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Longing for the New: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John. Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess is beginning a series on Profiles in Courage with the topic, Cornelius: He Made a New Years Resolution, on Sunday. Special music will be by the adult choir and soloist Larry Nickerson. The church meets on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Call 382-1737 for details.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, Flowering Gifts, on Sunday with Scripture from Matthew 2:1-12. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will preach Freedom! from the book Romans. Sunday evening, he will preach Shine, Jesus, Shine from the Gospel of John. Visit the churchs website, www.faithbaptistchurchLP.co m, or call the church office at465-0060 for information. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday, the church celebrates Second Sunday after Christmas. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliver his sermon at Faith Lutheran titled Arise And Shine In The New Year. Fridays at 9:30 a.m. is a new study, Malachi: ALove That Never Lets Go, by Lisa Harper. This is an eightweek study, starting on Jan. 10. L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Together has changed its study days to Friday. The study, Do Over: Experience New Life in Christ, on this Friday is Renewal from Romans 7:14-8:2. One is not alone in facing ongoing struggles with sin.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will preach from James 2:1-13 on Sunday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgFirst Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING The pastor is back from a short vacation. His sermon for Sunday is titled Starting the New Year Right, with Scripture from Philippians 3:13-14. Assisting during the Communion service will be Elders Howard Lewis and Diane Beidler. The Servers for Sunday will be Terry Ducar and Roger Sands. The Deacons for the day are Carol Graves and Catherine Baker. Greeting the congregation will be Gloria Andrick.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING The sermon to be delivered Sunday by Rev. Darrell A. Peer will be Bloom Where You Are Planted. Ameeting of the trustees is planned for 4 p.m. in the churchs conference room. For information, call 3850107. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The Sunday sermon series, What Make s AGreat Church, will look at some elements of a great church.What can be done a s a church? Where does one fit in? Word of the week is Done -John 19:22. The church meets at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be The Harbinger with scripture from Isaiah 9:10. The service will include specials by Richard Swenson and Ruth Rayburn The church is at 2705 Continued on B8
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 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@ hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 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 www.sebringgrace.org .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 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 www.newlifesebring.com R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, 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 www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. Other activities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, firstname.lastname@example.org. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 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. www.GBCconnected.org F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r y Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries.com. U n i o n C h u r c h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail email@example.com. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. P R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C A ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email: email@example.com, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.S E V E N T H D A Y A D V E N T I S T A v o n P a r k S e v e n t h d a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org S e b r i n g S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 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 www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. M e m o r i a l U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 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. www.stjohnsebring.org S p r i n g L a k e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U N I T E D C H U R C H O F C H R I S T E m m a n u e l U n i t e d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is 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 ucc.com. PLACESTOWORSHIP An epidemic that endang ers both physical and spirit ual lives should get our a ttention, but does it? This e pidemic is no longer r estricted to the dirty theatre i n a bad neighborhood or b ehind the counter at the c onvenient store, but it is a vailable everywhere I nternet pornography! Not a p leasant subject but neither is c ancer, yet it must be disc ussed openly. Denial is no c ure. We will give attention t o the physical and spiritual d amages of pornography. This is big business. A ccording to various s ources, there is a $97 billion a nnual revenue worldwide a nd $13 billion in the United S tates. The U.S. produces the v ast majority of porn webs ites in the world. But the real cost is the destruction it brings upon our society. One click of the mouse, i.e. mouth trap, opens the door for destructions of families, jobs and lives, physically and spiritually. As in any epidemic, no one is immune. There are some 100,000 websites offering illegal child pornography. Marriage counselors in various polls reveal this is a very serious problem in many families. This door of filth is open to the young via computers in their rooms with none too little restrictions. Pornography? Webster defines as follows: porneharlot; graphein-to write; the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement. The English words fornication and fornicator comes from the Greek words porneia (illicit sexual intercourse) and pornos (a man who indulges in fornication, a fornicator) and porneuo (to commit fornication). These words are translated fornication in the KJVand sexual immorality in the NASVin such places as 1 Corinthians 5:1 and Galatians 5:19. Is there a way to escape from this mouse trap? And such were some of you; [i.e. fornicators, adulterers, effeminate, homosexuals] but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 5:11 brackets added). The initial conversion, i.e. new birth, of the Corinthians is recorded in Acts 18:1-11. Thanks to the amazing mercy and grace of Jehovah and the cleansing blood of Jesus, the Messiah. Of course, there was no Internet pornography in the first century, but the Holy Spirits admonition to flee sexual immorality is still needed today as then. The old adage is still true, Garbage in, garbage out! For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). Pornography is like any other addiction it has to be stopped completely and filled with something good and positive. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart (II Timothy 2:22 emphasis added). Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sins against You (Psalm 119:11). Flee, also involves a moving away from, an escape. We can see this in the example of Joseph and David. Joseph did not hang around the sinful situation, but fled and ran outside (Genesis 39:12). Whereas, Joseph ran from fornication, David ran to it (II Samuel 11:1-4). Stop and consider Davids decision and the pain it brought upon him and others. Sometimes the worst tasting medicine is the most effective. But the cowardly unbelievers, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 21:8). Jesus, the Way, Truth and Life clearly stated, If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free (John 8:31,32). Freedom, both physical and spiritual, comes with a high price self denial. Frank Parker can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Pornography and the Internet secret sin? Religion Guest Column Frank Parker
By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated PressWASHINGTON C atholic organizations made a last-minute effort Tuesday t o get the Supreme Court to b lock portions of President B arack Obamas health care l aw that will force them to p rovide health insurance for s tudents and employees that i ncludes birth control. Several organizations, i ncluding the Roman C atholic Archbishop of W ashington, the Catholic D iocese of Nashville, C atholic University and the M ichigan Catholic C onference, asked justices to b lock the law until their a rguments are heard. Parts of t he Affordable Care Act, also k nown as Obamacare, go i nto effect on Wednesday. On that day, a regulatory m andate will expose numero us Catholic organizations to d raconian fines unless they a bandon their religious conv ictions and take actions that f acilitate access to abortioni nducing drugs, contracept ives and sterilization for t heir employees and stud ents, lawyer Noel J. F rancisco said in appeals to C hief Justice John Roberts a nd Justice Elena Kagan. The law requires employe rs to provide insurance that c overs a range of preventive c are, free of charge, includi ng contraception. The C atholic Church prohibits t he use of contraceptives. The Supreme Court in 2012 upheld the constitutionality of the core of the Affordable Care Act, saying its insurance mandate and the tax penalty enforcing it fell within the power of Congress to impose taxes. The Obama administration crafted a compromise, or accommodations, that attempted to create a buffer for religiously affiliated hospitals, universities and social service groups that oppose birth control. The law requires insurers or the health plans outside administrator to pay for birth control coverage and creates a way to reimburse them. That isnt enough, Francisco said. In short, under the accommodation, applicants must authorize their third party administrators or insurance companies to provide the very products and services they find morally objectionable, he said. Suffice it to say, the accommodation does not resolve applicants religious objection to participation in this regulatory scheme. Roberts and Kagan handle emergency requests for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Sixth Circuit. They can act by themselves or involve the rest of the court. Federal judges have refused to issue stays in these cases, and the appeals courts have not ruled on the request for an injunction. Francisco said 11 federal judges have entered permanent or preliminary injunctions against the birth control mandate as it applies to nonprofit religious organizations, while six have refused to do so. Francisco said that if Catholic organizations dont comply with the law, they face fines of $100 a day per affected beneficiary and if they drop their health care coverage, they will be subject to an annual fine of $2,000 per full-time employee after the first 30 employees, and/or face ruinous practical consequences due to their inability to offer a crucial health care benefit to employees. He added: In short, applicants are faced with a stark choice: violate their religious beliefs or pay potentially crippling fines. It was not immediately known when the justices would act. More than 90 million individuals participate in health plans excluded from the scope of the mandate, Francisco said. The government, however, has steadfastly refused to create a broader religious exemption, either for individuals seeking to run their businesses in accordance with their faith or for nonprofit religious organizations beyond houses of worship, he said. The justices already have agreed to rule on whether businesses may use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees. The court will consider two cases involving Hobby Lobby Inc., an Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain with 13,000 full-time employees, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., a Pennsylvania company that employs 950 people in making wood cabinets. Hobby Lobby won in the lower courts while Conestoga Wood Specialties lost. The combined cases probably will be argued in late March with a decision coming by summer. Follow Jesse J. Holland at http://www.twitter.com/jessejholland. Page B8 News-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 www.newssun.com BAILEY, PASTOR WILLIAM J.; 3.639"; 5"; Black; main A collinsworth; 0 0 0 3 4 8 2 4 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 3 4 8 4 8 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693.New BeginningsSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled Wisdom, understanding, and insight = inheritance based on Ephesians 1:3-14. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 8352405.New Life Evangelical Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Luke John Willitzs sermon on Sunday is Your Light Has Come from Isaiah 60:1-6. The church is at 3725 Hammock Road. Call 3852293 or visit www.newlifesebring.com for information.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Honor the Sabbath, is taken from Luke 6:1-11. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message to the worship service. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon on Sunday is My Covenant. The church meets at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Continued from B6 Someone told me, I trust in me, myself and I. In other words, he trusted in nobody and nothing else except himself. Hi, my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Church of the Way and I would like a word with you. How about you? Where do you put your trust? In the government? You really think they will take care of you? Others trust in their savings, as if money is the solution to all of our problems. And then there are those who trust a person who lived and died some 2,000 years ago and who claimed he was the savior of the world. So, lets examine these claims. The self-made person will soon realize his ever shrinking area of domain. The aging process makes sure of that. When you find yourself in a wheelchair and need assistance with every small task, it will finally sink in I am not in charge! I cannot depend on me any longer! Well, how about the government? Whether its your health care, your government pension, your secure future or your unfunded Social Security, there are many reasons to be concerned. Almost $18 trillion in debt does not exactly give us peace of mind. Do you put your trust in your savings? Your bank account? Have you noticed the inflation over the last few years when you go to the grocery store? Or the restaurant? Does it make you wonder if your money will run out before your life ends? There is another solution. You see, God says Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for your selves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Matthew 6:19-20 NIV). God has a better plan. He always had and he always will. The Bible tells us that he cares so much for us; he is so interested in us that he knows the number of hairs on our head. If you know Jesus as Lord and Savior, you can trust him complete ly in every situation in 2014. He has a plan that includes you. We can also trust Jesus f or the future until he comes back to meet us in the air at the rapture. That too is a promise. He gave us hundreds of signs to herald his coming. Many of them are already visible all over the world, especially in the Middle East. Jesus tells us to look up when we see these things happening, for his coming is drawing near. So lets look up; it will happen very soon. Yes, the stage is set for our rapture. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor of The Church of the Way. He teaches an Evening in Bible Prophecy at Homers Restaurant every first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. No purchase necessary. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Who do you trust for 2014? Faith Lutheran begins new womens study SEBRING Malachi: A L ove That Never Lets Go i s an eight-session womens B ible study on the book of M alachi. On our worst day, G od doesnt walk away f rom us. And His love for u s is not determined by our p erformance. No matter h ow many times we mess u p, God loves (and never l eaves) broken people. I t he Lord do not change M alachi 3:6. Women taking this Bible s tudy will gain a fresh pers pective on the Book of M alachi. It is more than a b ook in the Bible about t ithing. The Scripture will b e brought to life through d ynamic storytelling. The study group will m eet on Fridays at 9:30 a .m. Bring your own coffee o r tea, or have some there. For more information, call 385-7848. The church is at 2740 Lakeview Drive.Brotherhood invites men for breakfastSEBRING The Sparta Road Baptist Mens Brotherhood invites men to come and enjoy a great breakfast and spiritual fellowship at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast/fellowship is held in the social hall of Sparta Road Baptist Church, 4400 Sparta Road. Asmall donation of $5 is requested to offset the cost of the breakfast. James Alsup is director of the Mens Brotherhood and may be reached at (314) 724-9809 or call the church office at 382-0869. The breakfast/fellowship is held the first Saturday of each month.Lester Family to be in concertSEBRING The Lester Family will be in concert at the First Baptist Church Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. Everyone is welcome. A love offering will be taken for the group.Happening at Sebring Christian ChurchSEBRING Tom Shelton will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Sebring Christian Church. There is no cost to attend the concert, but a love offering will be accepted. The church has begun collecting items for the Annual Relay For Life Yard Sale for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 andSaturday, Jan.25. It is accepting donations from the publicof yard sale type items.Allproceeds from the yardsale will go directly toRelay forLife. If you would like to donate items to the yardsale, call 3826676.Night of prophesy is MondaySEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Church of the Way at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive will present the monthly Monday night prophesy at Homers Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Monday. He takes the current events happening around the world, especially the mideast and relates them to biblical prophecy. You may come early and treat yourself to a meal beforehand if you wish. Religion Guest Column Reinhold Buxbaum Snapshots 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. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail to email@example.com; or mail 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information, call 385-6155,ext. 516. r Catholic groups ask Supreme Court to halt health care law VATICAN CITY(AP) Pope Francis, laying o ut his hopes Wednesday f or the just-begun year, u rged people to work for a world where everyone a ccepts each other's diff erences and where enem ies recognize that they a re brothers. We are all children of o ne heavenly father. We b elong to the same human f amily and we share a c ommon destiny, Francis s aid, speaking from his s tudio window overlooki ng St. Peters Square, j ammed with tens of t housands of faithful, t ourists and Romans. This brings a respons ibility for each to work s o that the world becomes a community of brothers w ho respect each other, a ccept each other in ones d iversity, and take care of o ne another, the pope s aid. Setting aside his prepared text for a moment, he expressed impatience with violence in the world. What is happening in the heart of man? What is happening in the heart of humanity? Francis asked. Its time to stop. He told the crowd this reflection was inspired by a letter he received from a man who lamented that there are so many tragedies and wars in the world. I, too, believe that it will be good for us to stop ourselves in this path of violence and search for peace, Francis said. In his remarks to the often-applauding crowd, he also expressed hope that the gospel of brotherhood speak to every conscience and knock down the walls that impede enemies from recognizing that they are brothers. Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in 2014
DearAbby: I am a 27y ear-old mom who has a lways been overweight. I h ave tried all sorts of diets a nd programs, and have lost a few pounds and then g ained it all back and more. My boss has offered to p ay for me to have weight l oss surgery. It is something I have always wanted, but c ould never afford. My boss t old me she knows the strugg le I have had and the frust ration I have experienced. My family is behind me a nd supports my decision to h ave it done. My concern is t hat once others in my office l earn it was paid for by the b oss, Ill be treated differe ntly. Im concerned about p ossible catty comments. T hey are gossips, and I hate b eing the center of attention i n situations like that. The t ruth is bound to come out, s o how can I comment on t he gift I've been given? So Grateful in Texas Dear So Grateful: You h ave a generous and empat hetic boss who obviously c ares about you. Unless one o f you reveals that she paid f or your surgery, the truth i s not bound to come out. H ow your operation is paid f or is nobodys business. DearAbby: My father r ecently told me his girlf riend is pregnant with t wins. She is in her 40s and h e is in his 50s. She already h as two kids who are quite a h andful. They both have l ow-paying jobs and I dont t hink they can handle two m ore children. My father now is asking m e to move in with him to h elp out. Because of their financial state and their ages, Im afraid this is a huge risk. If I tell him what my concerns are, I am sure hell think Im heartless and stop talking to me. I dont know what to do. Dad might not even be around to see those kids graduate from high school. What can I do? Troubled Son in Colorado DearTroubled Son: Unless youre willing to give up your freedom I dont recommend doing what your father is proposing. He should not expect you to assume child care or financial responsibility because his birth control method failed. That privilege rightfully belongs to him and his girlfriend. Tell your father you sympathize with his dilemma, but the answer is no. DearAbby: I read your column on the nights that I work, and I was wondering if you have had days when you just wanted to tell someone who has written to you to suck it up and deal with it. I am generally a nice person and would help the most helpless cases as best I could, but I know that I have days when I have been snarky. I was wondering how you deal with those days. Feeling Snarky Tonight in Vermont DearFeeling Snarky: I write my column from an office away from my home. Because of that, its easier to leave distractions (or problems) on the other side of the door when I enter. Im here to help people, not to make anyone feel worse. If for some reason I felt I was unable to do that, I would either go for a long walk or postpone writing for another day. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable and most frequently requested poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 3, 2014 Page B9 Solution, B8 Diversions/Puzzles Associated PressDETROIT AMichigan u niversity has issued its a nnual list of annoying w ords, and those flexible e nough to take selfies of t hemselves twerking should t ake note. In addition to selfie and twerking, there was a s trong sense among those w ho nominated words to this y ears list that the word hashtag and term Mr. M om had both run their c ourse. Selfie, a term that d escribes a self-taken photo, o ften from a smartphone, led t he way among the more than 2 ,000 nominations submitted t o Lake Superior State U niversitys 39th annual b atch of words to banish due t o overuse, overreliance and o verall fatigue. Even P resident Barack Obama got i nto the act this month when h e took a well-publicized s elfie with other world leade rs in South Africa for N elson Mandelas memorial s ervice. Its a lame word. Its all a bout me, me, me, wrote D avid Kriege of Lake Mills, W is. Put the smartphone a way. Nobody cares about y ou. Since 1975, the list has g rown to more than 800 w ords, many from the worlds o f politics, sports and popular maybe too popular cult ure. The list is made up comp letely from nominations. We d ont just sit around and t hink of words that bug us, s aid Tom Pink, a spokesman f or the school in Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigans Upper Peninsula. Twerk or twerking, a sexually provocative way of dancing, found a dominant place in parlance due to Miley Cyrusperformance at the MTVVideo Music Awards. Time to dance this one off the stage, said Jim Connelly, of Flagstaff, Ariz. Hashtag refers to a word or phrase with no spaces preceded by the pound sign on the microblogging website Twitter. Others on the banned list include Twittersphere, tbone, Obamacare intellectually/morally bankrupt and anything on steroids. People also tired of the suffixes -pocalypse and ageddon used to make words such as snow-pocalypse or ice-ageddon. And enough already with Mr. Mom, a reference to fathers who take care of kids. Its also the name of a 1983 movie starring Michael Keaton, although many stayat-home dads these days dont like the movie stereotype of a clueless male. There were almost as many nominations for Mr. Momas selfieand twerk,Pink said. He believes the title got traction again in 2013 due to news stories about the 30th anniversary of the movie. The phrase should refer only to the film, not to men in the real world, wrote Pat Byrnes of Chicago. It is an insult to the millions of dads who are the primary caregivers for their children. Would we tolerate calling working women, Mrs. Dad? Adversity and fan base terms often used when discussing sports got booed. Kyle Melton, of White Lake, Mich., said perspective is needed when referring to a millionaire athlete trying to get a first down in football. Facing adversity is working 50 hours a week and still struggling to feed your kids, Melton wrote. Tight lips can keep tongues from wagging in the office Dear Abby Selfie, twerk top schools annoying word list MCT Selfie, the word coined to describe a self-taken photo, usually with a phone, made the Lake Superior State University list as one of the most annoying words of 2013.
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