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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Betty McConnell has been a Fairmount Mobile Estates resident since 2000 and regularly sits on her porch to relax. From there, she has a front row seat to watch traffic on Seattle Avenue. It really is just like a race track out there, McConnell said Tuesday morning, talking about Saturdays horrific crash where a pickup truck ran over four pedestrians. The crash killed two park residents who were out for a morning stroll at around 8 a.m. Holly Fadely, 62, and Allen Wilson, 60. The driver of the truck, 54-year-old Gregory Tocci of Sebring, died at Lakeland 079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: www.newssun.com N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, January 8-9, 2014 Volume 95/Number 4 | 50 cents www.newssun .com Classifieds A7 Clubs B5 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear Abby B9 Dinner DivaB5 Editorial & OpinionA4 Friends & NeighborsB8 Obituaries A5 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Whats CookingB10 Index Warming up High 69 Low 59Details, A10 Fuel up for fitnessNutrition important for athletes at every level INSIDEONB10 World class Another strong field set for Harder Hall W SPORTS, B1 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It appears H ighlands County may have d odged the cold weather bull et this time around. While a hard freeze was f orecast for the northern half o f the state, temperatures for t he most part here ranged f rom the upper 30s to lower 4 0s. Nevertheless, growers in t he area did take precautions i n case the mercury dipped i nto the danger zone 28 d egrees or lower for four c onsecutive hours. These things are always u nique and they are always different in different places, so you never know when that vein of really cold air will sweep through, s aid Highlands County Citrus G rowers Association E xecutive Director Ray R oyce. The forecast for the low on T uesday night into this morni ng was 37 degrees. One of the concerns has b een how the added stress of c old weather might affect citr us trees suffering from citrus g reening On balance we have had a v ery warm winter at this time so we have some trees that a re flush and beginning g rowth so there are plants in a tender state, Royce e xplained. That could cause stress a nd greening, which exacerb ates stress factors of the t ree. He emphasized that the Citrus should be OK after cold snap By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING While state officials are reporting severe cases of the flu here in Highlands County it appears to be a fairly routine season both in terms of the number of cases as wel l as their severity. In the last three weeks in Highlands County, we have registered 47 cases, said Highlands County Health Department Epidemiologist Patrick Hickey. We have numerous strains that are floating around out there, but mostly wh at we are seeing here is the Influenza A. He said none of the cases have been deemed severe and the numbers have been comparable to the same time a year ago as well as being on par with percentages from most of the rest of the state. Escambia County was seeing some elevated numbers, but Highlands is staying plateaued, he said. Highlands County Health Department Public Information Officer Thomas Moran said that while last years strain of the flu wa s designated as the H3N2 virus, this year, the predominate culprit is the H1N1, also known as the swine flu. Thats really going to be with us forever, because that is part of the seasonal flu now, he said. As they do every year, the prevention methods remain the same: conLocal flu season is routine so far By SAMANTHAGHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Awaiting their fate in cozy cages and small sanctuaries, the animals of Wredes Wildlife Center Inc. go about their days under the watchful eye of owner and long time animal advocate and owner David Wrede. Formerly Wredes Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Wrede just revealed that the wildlife rehabilitation services could no longer be a part of his facility after 29 years. With less volunteers, less donations and funding plus some health issues for myself, my wife and one of the volunteers and this economy, its been hard. After 29 years of rehabilitation, this was a hard decision to make, Wrede said. Rehabilitation services being discontinued means injured or abandoned wildlife will have no place to go to receive the medical care they may need. The downside of this is that theres not another rehab center for 50 to 100 miles. Youre not going to find one, Wrede said. Dozens of animals now call the center home including Thunder, the well-known bald eagle seen at many schools and Sebring events and two other eagles, a 17-year-old cougar named Helena, a bobcat, a coyote, owls and Wredes halting wildlife rehab Royce See CITRUS, A3 See WREDE'S, A5 See FLU, A3 Swine Flu makes a comeback Thunder, an American bald eagle has lived at Wredes Wildlife Center since 1997 when he was found in Lake Wales after being shot with a pellet gun. Thunder is a unable to hunt food for himself and is blind in one eye. Geronimo, an 18-year-old Bobcat, and several species of owls also call the center home. Katara Simmons/News-S un Katara Simmons/News-Sun A bouquet of flowers sits in the grass near the spot where four pedestrians were hit by a truck on Seattle Avenue in Fairmount Mobile Estates in Sebring Saturday morning. Two of the pedestrians died, as did the driver of the truck, who struck a concrete utility pole a few blocks away. By PHILATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comSEBRING When it comes to health care, Eric Stevens thinks that hospitals and clinics get very few chances to make a good impression. With his 30-year background in nursing and hospital administration, he hopes to ensure Florida Hospital Heartland Division continues to make that impression. Between meetings on his third day as the divisions new head, Stevens said most people see their hospital visit especially for surgery as a family signpost: A major lifetime event, where the quality of care is measured in human terms. What they really desire (from that) is a connection with a human being, Stevens said Monday. I still remember that. Stevens medical career started in nursing as a 1985 nursing-school graduate from Pacific Union College in Angwin, Ca. He also holds a masters in health care administration from St. Francis University. While his family was still young, he and his wife, Darlene, decided to accept an offer from Adventist Health System in Nashville, Tenn. They thought moving themselves and their son, Collin now 19 across the country from the Pacific Northwest would be an adventure. It was. Stevens said they enjoyed their time in Tennessee, but eventually moved south so he could accept promotion in the Adventist Health Services organization and to get them all closer to the wate r. The ocean has a calming effect on temperatures and Stevens heading up Florida Hospital Heartland Stevens See STEVENS, A3 R e s i d e n t s s a y r o a d i s l i k e a r a c e t r a c k Driver who struck 4 pedestrians on Seattle Ave. died Monday, was reportedly fine before accident Katara Simmons/News-Sun Betty McConnell lives along Seattle Avenue in Fairmount Mobile Estates and says she avoids walking on the because of speeding drivers. See SPEEDING, A3

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Actor Steve Carroll will perform his one-man play, Charles Lindbergh: Lone Eagle during the 2014 South Florida State College (SFSC) Kaleidoscope Series on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the SFSC University Center Auditorium. Explore the life and times of Charles Lindbergh as Carroll dons the famous flight cap and knickers. Carroll recounts Lindberghs early barnstorming days, the famous flight to Paris, his sons kidnapping, his heroism as a fighter pilot, and his final days as a world-renowned environmentalist in this entertaining one-man show. Carroll was an original member of The Meat and Potatoes Company in New York City. He has worked extensively in theatre, commercials, industrial films and daytime dramas, including a four-year stint as Dr. Matt Rawlins on ABCs One Life to Live. This Kaleidoscope Series performance is sponsored by The Daisy Girl Shop/Cindy Mungall, Sunny K. Zengler, and C&C Plumbing & Repair Inc. The 2014 Kaleidoscope Series season sponsors are Charles and Anne Reynolds, Dr. and Mrs. Norman L. Stephens Jr., Clem and Betz Newbold, Highlands Today (media sponsor), and The Journal (media sponsor). All Kaleidoscope Series performances are held in the SFSC University Center Auditorium. Individual tickets to Charles Lindbergh: Lone Eagle are $19 and $21. Season tickets for the Kaleidoscope Series are available for $54 or $60, and include tickets to all four performances. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.performances.southflorida.edu or by calling the SFSC Box Office at 863784-7178. SFSC Box Office hours are 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m., Monday Friday. Tickets are also available by visiting the box office in front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park during normal business hours. A ngelo Lake Drive temporarily closed AVON PARK Angelo L ake Drive will be closed f or through traffic until furt her notice. However, b eginning today from 8 a.m. t o 4 p.m. local access will b e permitted. Otherwise, d etours will be posted. For further information, c ontact the Highlands C ounty Engineering D epartment at 402-6877. Fundraiser yard sale set SEBRING Alarge y ard sale to benefit people w ith disabilities will be h eld Thursday through S aturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p .m. each day at 1501 R andall Road in Sebring, w hich is behind Walmart off S chumacher Road. The money raised will h elp fund a dream vacat ion for individuals with d evelopmental disabilities w ho would otherwise not be a ble to go. All donations are accepte d. For more information, c ontact Linda Johnson at 8 63-257-0651, DAR is Cruisin Into Spring SEBRING The Patriots C hapter of the Daughters of t he American Revolution is h aving its annual fundraiser. T his year it is a catered l uncheon by Mae Lees and a fashion show with a CruisinInto Spring t heme. The date is Saturday, F eb. 22 at 11 a.m. at First U nited Methodist Church, 1 26 S. Pine St. Tickets are $25 each and t he proceeds are used to f und scholarships and youth p rograms. Sponsors are S waine & Leidel and F rames and Images. For tickets or sponsorship i nformation, contact Sheila S mith, chairman, at 4655 667 or email sheilas mith1220@msn.com. Guardian ad Litem volunteer information available AVON PARK The G uardian ad Litem program, w hich serves abused and n eglected children across H ighlands County, is seeki ng volunteers. Dawn S hinskey, a recruiter for the p rogram, will have informat ion about becoming a volu nteer at the Avon Park M emorial Library from 10 a .m. to 12 p.m. Thursday. Stop by with any quest ions you may have. If you c annot attend this orientat ion session, call Shinskey a t (863) 534-4597 or email D awn.Shinskey@gal.fl.gov f or more information about t he program. Spring Lake church to host appraisal fair SEBRING Spring Lake U nited Methodist Church w ill host an appraisal fair at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. T he Furniture Doctors, Jim and Jody Dow, with more than 30 years experience in appraising household and estate items, will lend their expertise at the fair. There is a limit of three items per person that can be appraised. There is a suggested donation of $5 per item. All proceeds from the appraisals and lunch will go the Spring Lake Presbyterian Food Pantry. Lunch will include sloppy joes, hot dogs, beef vegetable csoup, coffee, tea and dessert and will be available starting at noon. Abasket will also be made available for those wishing to bring in a nonperishable item for the food pantry. Space is limited to 40 people, so make a reservation early by calling Linda Spear at 655-1897 by Feb. 8.Learn about GesnairiadsAVON PARK Want to learn about Gesnairiads, of which African violets are a family member? Then join the Heartland African Violet Society at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to view a DVD, Understanding Gesneriads. The group will have a give-away of gesneriads, as well as a sales table with soil, pots, fertilizer and plants. Members are asked to bring their leaves that were potted up at the last meeting to compare with others. Visitors are welcome. Meetings are held in the Activities Room at Highlands Ridge (Fairway Vista Drive, off Powerline Road). For directions or information, call 385-5765 or email shirley.b@juno.com.AMVETS host Texas HoldemSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have Texas Holdem at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Post. Page A2 News-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 3 4 8 9 2 Question: Do you think legalized marijuana will cause trouble in Colorado and Washington? Yes 53.1% No 46.9% Total votes: 162 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Community Briefs Library of Congress/MCT Charles Lindbergh shown working on The Spirit of St. Louis in 1927. Actor Steve Carroll will perform his one-man play, Charles Lindbergh: Lone Eagle at South Florida State College on Saturday. Revisit the life and times of Charles Lindbergh at SFSC News-Sun staffAVON PARK Alocal fisherman is OK after spending a chilly night stranded on Lake Damon. According to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, central dispatch got a call at around 8 a.m. from the pro shop at River Green Golf Course, which sits on the shore of Lake Damon, after Mary Wilson came to the pro shop and said her friend George Wyche had gone fishing on Lake Damon Monday and didnt answer his phone when she tried to call him Tuesday morning. Asearch of the lake perimeter had not turned up any sign of Wyche, so law enforcement was called in to assist the search. Highlands County Sheriffs Deputies Johnny Trammel and Adam Schwartz responded to the Lake Damon boat ramp at 47 Lake Damon Drive and made contact with Watson, who then contacted Charlene Wyche, Georges wife, who confirmed that George Wyche had gone fishing at 9 a.m. Monday and he did not come home that night. Trammel made contact with Charlene Wyche and got a description of George Wyche and his boat. Meanwhile, Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) Officers were contacted to assist in the search on the lake, and Deputy Schwartz secured a golf cart from River Greens staff to com plete a search of the lake shore. While searching the lake shore, Schwartz spotted Wyches boat on the east/southeast portion of Lake Damon, approximately 50 feet off shore. Wyche told deputies his boat began to have trouble and his cell phone was out of minutes so he tied up to a tree and waited for assistance. FWC assisted Wych e to shore and Avon Park Police Department Commander Brian Robinson, who also was o n scene, transported Wyche to the boat ramp where he was treated by EMS and released. The coordinated effort between our deputies, FW C and Commander Robinson resulted in a happy ending for this rescued boater, Sheriff Susan Benton said. Stranded fisherman rescued in Avon Park Special to the News-SunSEBRING Floridas Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (FHREDI) announced Monday that Duncan MacDonald of US Sugar has joined its board of directors. MacDonald currently serves as the Director of Corporate Strategy for US Sugar Corp, located in Clewiston. The FHREDI Board of Directors is comprised of business and community leaders who drive the agenda for influencing the economic future of the region. We are pleased to welcome Duncan to the board of directors.His role at US Sugar, as well as his role as the vice chair of th e Hendry County Economic Development Council makes him a valuable add ition, said Al Perry, chair of the FHREDI Board of Directors. Floridas Heartland REDI, Inc. provides economic development suppo rt throughout the south central region. Partnerships among private and public sector leaders have been fostered to leverage regio nal assets. MacDonald joins FHREDI board Jan. 3 2224254070MB: 5x5Next jackpot $15 millionDec. 31 812345258MB: 8x3 Dec. 27 415354849MB: 11x5 Jan. 4 141523343637x:5Next jackpot $8 millionJan. 1 1815193248x:2 Dec. 28 1611141529x:3 Jan. 6 3791826 Jan. 5 414232534 Jan. 4 18172021 Jan. 3 716172433 Jan. 6 (n) 1160 Jan. 6 (d) 8495 Jan. 5 (n) 8491 Jan. 5 (d) 5451 Jan. 6 (n) 449 Jan. 6 (d) 684 Jan. 5 (n) 508 Jan. 5 (d) 812 Jan. 3 410131917 Dec. 31 111318344 Dec. 27 7935365 Dec. 24 51639406 Jan. 4 1920374158 PB: 14Next jackpot $70 millionJan. 1 1524404852 PB: 23 Dec. 28 835445156 PB: 18 Lottery Center Special to the News-SunSEBRING Set for Jan. 1 6-19 at the Sebring R egional Airport (SEB), the U .S. Sport Aviation Expo w ill feature more than 160 e xhibitors displaying homeb uilt and light-sport aircraft, a long with all the aviation a ccessories needed to keep y ou and your aircraft flying s moothly. Daily manufacturer showc ases will allow visitors to s ee a variety of homebuilt a nd light-sport aircraft in f light, and demo flights are easily arranged, as exhibitors are able to fly potential customers all day long without interruption. Expo organizers are extending a special invitation to homebuilders to fly their aircraft to Sebring. Daily speakers will offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about aviation past and present at 1:30 p.m. each day in the Show Center Tent. On Thursday, Jan. 16, EAAHomebuilding Community Manager Charlie Becker will discuss how homebuilding saved general aviation. On Friday, Craig Fuller, chairman of the board for Redbird Flight Simulations and former president of the Aircraft Owner's and Pilot.s Association, will discuss the future of lightsport aircraft. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray will be the speaker for the day. Gray flew15 combat missions over Europe during World War II flying a P-51 with the famed Red Tail Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. Big crowd expected at Aviation Expo

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s tant washing of hands, e ither with soap and water or b y using waterless hand sani tizer, and covering ones m outh when you sneeze or c ough. More specifically, people s hould cough or sneeze into t heir sleeve or into cloth, M oran said. Sneezing on y our bare arm really does n ot do anything. Most importantly, Moran a dvised those suffering from f lu symptoms to stay at h ome and not to spread the d isease to co-workers or othe rs. Classic flu symptoms i nclude a 100-degree tempera ture or higher or a feeling o f feverishness. However, o fficials say not everyone s uffering from the flu actuall y runs a fever. Other symptoms include a c ough and/or sore throat, r unny or stuffy nose, h eadaches, body aches, c hills, fatigue, nausea, vomi ting or diarrhea. For some reason, this y ears seasonal flu is affecti ng pregnant women, Moran said. In fact, one pregnant woman has died and four others around the state have been hospitalized as of Monday, because of the flu. Reportedly, none of them had received flu shots. Hickey said the fatality has been attributed to the H1N1 virus. The Florida Department of Health has urged all residents of the Sunshine State to get vaccinations. Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong took his shot at a media event last Friday. Reportedly, there has been a slight uptick locally in the past two weeks for those receiving flu shots. Those are available at many pharmacies, doctors offices and at the Highlands County Health Department. State health officials have announced that Medicaid will temporarily pay for flu shots for pregnant women over the age of 21. That program is slated to run through the end of March. weather, Stevens said, unlike inland areas where days can fluctuate between balmy and frigid. We joke that weve lived in earthquakes, tornados, and now hurricanes, Stevens said. He prefers hurricanes. Theyre easier to track. Stevens served as vice president of operations for Florida Hospital Flagler from 2003-2006 and then as assistant administrator/chief operations officer for Florida Hospital Winter Park Memorial from 2006-2008, during which time he helped Florida Hospital build up its liver, heart and lung transplant programs. While Stevens points out that he wasnt in nursing a long time before going into administration, he believes he still has a keen understanding of what it means to care for patients. His wife is also a nurse practitioner with Shepherds Hope clinics in Orlando. We ask staff to put aside their own needs and care in a way that compassion comes through, Stevens said. Were caring for people who are not at their best, either. He said Florida Hospital medical teams are given leeway to act as they need to based on each individual patients needs. His first impression of people at Florida Hospital Heartland Division is they are incredibly kind and they lean into challenges rather than run from them. He also finds the facilities to be lovely. He was reluctant on his third day to outline plans, other than to say he would analyze what the hospital is offering and compare how effective the hospital is being compared with national benchmarks. He would also look at how the Florida Hospital system and Adventist Health Services can use buying power to bring in the best doctors and equipment. His primary objective, he said, is to focus physicians on programs to increase useful longevity. Where hospitals once had to get patients in beds to make a profit, he wants to focus on keeping people healthy. The United States spends $8,000 per patient, per year on health care, he said. The second highest spender is France at $4,500 per year. Even then, he said the U.S. lags behind in health maintenance and preventable infant mortality. Only Mexico has higher infant death rates, he said. Were trying to place incentives to keep people healthy, Stevens said. Theres a lot of work that can be done on the ground level between doctors and patients, Stevens said, and thats where he wants to pu t his focus. Stevens and his wife have always given back to the community, not only throug h her clinic work but also through Habitat for Humanity. They also have loved trav eling, but Stevens has learned that once he starts traveling, he seems to just want to get back home. The ir son is attending University of Miami and their new home will be on Lake Jackson, where they hope to enjoy paddle-boarding and jet-ski ing. Stevens said he used to water-ski, but a couple of broken ribs from earlier this year has him thinking about less intensive watersports fo r personal long-term health. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 Page A3 HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, jan ads; 0 0 0 3 4 8 3 3 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main A rt hand pg top of stack; 0 0 0 3 4 8 6 8 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, tv included; 0 0 0 3 4 9 8 0 Continued from A1 Continued from A1 Stevens takes helm at Florida Hospital Heartland Division R egional Medical Center M onday. Holly Fadelys husband, W illiam Fadely, 62, was c ritically injured and James A mos, 73, was seriously i njured when Toccis truck r an off the road and hit the f oursome. The group saw T occi coming, the Florida H ighway Patrol reported, a nd moved off the road, but T occis truck left the pavem ent and hit them for some r eason. McConnell, who was not h ome at the time of the c rash, was echoing the w ords of several of her n eighbors who were home S aturday. Many who came t o the scene said that speedi ng on Seattle Avenue has l ong been an issue. Resident Dianne P erincoff was fired up about s omething being done in o rder to provide a safer e nvironment for the resid ents. This accident would h ave been so preventable a nd its a shame that it is g oing to take something like t his happening to get anyt hing done, Perincoff said T uesday morning. Perincoff has rallied seve ral residents who all wish t o see speed bumps or a s idewalk installed along S eattle Avenue so that resid ents are able to walk more s afely. The sidewalk would be g ood, but bumps would be m uch better. Theyre more e conomical. That street is j ust too busy; its constantly a busy road, Perincoff said. I would like that (speed b umps). I think its very m uch needed. It just made m e so sick to my stomach w hen I heard what happened; it shouldnt take something like this to change things, McConnell said. But I dont want anything like this to happen again. McConnell said that shes rarely seen any citations being handed out or patrolling in the area by law enforcement. Highlands County Sheriffs Office Central Records Specialist Jennifer Edwards said there have not been very many speeding tickets issued on Seattle Avenue. The most recent on record was a 2011 stop by Sebring Police Department, and she found about half a dozen stops by the HCSO from 2006-2009 as well as two more from SPD. All that I really see is the accident, that you already are aware of, on Saturday, Edwards said Tuesday. The rest is pretty much watch orders. There are several of those and a couple of radar requests from back in 2005 and 2006. There really isnt anything persistent on record. Seattle Avenue is regulated by both the HCSO and SPD, since it crosses the Sebring city limits. One witness, a retired deputy sheriff, told the News-Sun on Saturday that he estimated Tocci was doing 70 mph when he crashed into a concrete utility pole a few blocks after hitting the pedestrians. Toccis truck hit the pole hard enough to bend the frame in the middle. There were no readily visible skid marks. Tocci was driving normally when he left the parking lot of the Taylor Oil Marathon station a short distance away from the accident, according to station attendants Nancy Andrews and Lisa Tate, and seemed fine when he was in the store to pay for his gas. I dont know where these rumors are coming from, but he did not steal any gas. He came in, he paid for his gas and he left. He didnt speed out of the parking lot either, from what we saw. He stopped at the stop sign and he left, Tate said. Andrews stated that Tocci was a regular at the station and would come in three to four times a week. He was very quiet; we never had any problems out of him. He drank his coffee and he paid for his gas. Sometimes hed fill up a gas can for his little dirt bike. Ive never, none of us, have ever seen him buy any alcohol. Not once. We he came in here Saturday right before that (accident), he seemed fine. He wasnt drunk, he didnt seem sick or tired or off at all, Andrews said. Its not fair that people are saying all these things about him because they dont know. Nobody knows. I wish we could stop all these rumors. He wasnt drunk, he didnt steal any gas, no one was chasing him. I know people are hurt and upset about what happened, but its not right, Tate said. FHPPublic Information Officer Lt. Greg Bueno said Tuesday the next crash report would not be completed for several days. This is still being investigated as a traffic homicide case. The investigators cant talk about the case or give out any information, Bueno said, adding that a full report would take up to 60 days to be completed. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Store clerks Nancy Andrews and Lisa Tate describe Gregory Tocci as an easy going customer who frequented Taylors Marathon Station in Sebring. Speeding tickets rare on road where pedestrians were struck Flu not proving a problem locally

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TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS Editorial & Opinion Page A4 News-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 www.newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTERRI LEEterri.lee@newssun.com NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor publisher@newssun.com VICKIE WATSONvickie.watson@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSmcollins@newssun.com ADVERTISING Saturdays incident, where f our pedestrians were run d own on their morning walk o n Seattle Avenue in front of F airmount Mobile Estates b rought that fact home in a h orrible way. Two of the p edestrians were killed and t he driver of the pickup t ruck, which slammed into a c oncrete utility pole after h itting the walkers, died a d ay later. Theres no word on why t he driver was going so fast a t the time of the tragedy, b ut speeding in the area has a pparently been a problem f or a while, to the point w here some residents avoid w alking along Seattle A venue because of the dang er. Most of us have stories of c ars blowing by us well a bove the speed limit while t raveling on U.S. 27. Never m ind that there is a string of s ignal lights between State R oad 66 and Sun N Lake B oulevard, and again from S outh Florida State College t o Stryker Road. Never mind U .S. 27 is heavily trafficked a nd a major commercial corr idor with a high proportion o f local traffic traveling s hort distances, driving s lowly while entering and e xiting parking lots, or crossing lanes of traffic to get to the other side. Some roads are dangerous because they twist and turn, or are too narrow, or poorly marked. U.S. 27 is none of those. It is dangerous only because drivers use it as if it were Sebring International Raceway. As terrifying as driving U.S. 27 can be, however, walking on a neighborhood street without sidewalks can be worse, especially the residential streets that locals use as shortcuts to get around town. How can anyone rationalize speeding through a residential zone? Why dont they pause to consider what is more important going fast or living to get home? While we wish we could count on each other to be sensible, it has become obvious we cant. The question, then, is how do we protect ourselves from the speed addicts among us? Three things occur to us right away: Putting speed bumps or tables in neighborhoods where speeding is a recurring problem, building sidewalks and having more law enforcement officers aiming more radar at the road. The Sebring Police Department, for example, could rotate an officer among the patrol cars they park to slow traffic. That will make the patrol cars more of a deterrent as drivers wont know when there might be a real cop with a radar gun instead of a stuffed bear. Granted, speed bumps, sidewalks and extra duty cost money, but that sum is small compared to the value of a life and the pain and suffering we endure when a friend or family member is killed. Surely taxpayers will find slowing down speed addicts and making streets safer for ourselves and our children is worth the investment of our dollars. Slow down W hat is it about speed a ddicts? We dont m ean the drug u sers; were talki ng about drivers p utting pedal to the m etal and driving l ike bats out of h ell. It is dangero us enough to race o n an open highw ay, downright m urderous and suic idal to zoom a round residential a reas. Why do we have a Senate at all?Editor: The system is broken. The seeds of its dysfunction were planted in 1789. When the Constitution was drafted, too much emphasis was spent on trying to preserve the myth that the original states could really be treated as Sovereign. None of the later states had even a colorable claim to sovereignty (save Texas and Hawaii) when admitted, since they were merely a portion of territory cut from lands acquired from France by purchase and Mexico by conquest. We created a Senate for the states and a House for the people. Treating the states as of equal importance was to assure their ratification of the Constitution. Now we perpetuate the myth. In 1789 it was needed to secure ratification. Now it serves only to support the Senates self importance and abusive behavior in rule making. Originally Senators were elected by the state legislatures until a century of abuse led to the adoption on the 17th amendment, providing for election of Senators by popular election. Still we live with the tyranny of the minority. The seven smallest states, whose total population is 5 million have as many Senators as the most populated seven states with a total population of 136 million. Arank abuse! Agovernment supposedly based on democratic principles can no longer accept this unfair imbalance. Senators enamored of their unrestricted rule making power have bestowed upon themselves extraordinary power: filibuster, super majority vote requirement on legislation; appointments, power of one Senator to hold up consideration on a bill; all devices to frustrate, the powers of the House and the Executive. This is crippling our government. Now even the Speaker of the House has asserted he alone will decide what bills may be considered. Reconsider why we have a Senate at all. Perhaps it is time to amend the Constitution to reshape the Senate and restrict its abusive powers and provide the people with control of their government. Provide for rules in both houses that require a consideration of all proposed legislation and require committees report to the full House and Senate. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidThanks for help with concernEditor: Thanks to Phil Attinger, staff writer for the NewsSun. From my point of view a reporters ethical and professional job and responsibility is to report issues of concern honestly, without any bias, and deal only with the facts. In Phils article this past Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 titled, FDOT: No light at Northwoodhe stuck to the facts and I appreciate his honesty. Although the results of the efforts, input, and facts were advocated strongly by not only myself, but by several community leaders, the FDOTrefused to authorize putting a traffic light on U.S. 27 and Northwood Boulevard between Lovebugs and The Blue Lagoon. This is a deathtrap intersection and it seems that the FDOTwill never place a traffic light there unless there are more accidents and hopefully not more fatalities. This community had enough trauma from the traffic injuries and deaths this past weekend. On a personal note, I would never say to a famil y member who lost a loved one, I know how you feel , because I do not. But, I ca n strongly relate to their grie f as many years ago an individual ran a stop sign and killed my father. Highlands County is a small community, but together we can have a lou d proactive voice that can send a message to the FDOTin Bartow, Tallahassee and to Govern or Rick Scotts office, or we can wait for more accident s, injuries, or fatalities at U.S 27 and Northwood Boulevard. Hopefully ther e will be no more accidents, but according to the statistics, it is doubtful. Thanks again Phil and to the News-Sun for helping me advocate such an impo rtant issue. Stan Schmi dt Sebrin g Just before Christmas, the Obama administration issued a blanket waiver for millions of Americans from the individual mandate requiring purchase of governmentapproved health insurance. The waiver, whose announcement was choreographed to give political credit to Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, was limited to individuals and families whose health plans were canceled by Obamacare. As Washington Post liberal blogger Ezra Klein put it: Obamacare itself is the hardship that qualifies cancelees for a hardship exemption. So far so good. Among Obamacares many moral outrages, punishing people with a penalty tax for being uninsured when it was your own lousy law that canceled their coverage would have been beyond the pale. But how much better is it to punish people for being uninsured who were already uninsured? Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination in 2008 by attacking Hillary Clinton on precisely this issue, saying: Its not a mandate on government to provide health insurance; its a mandate on individuals to purchase it... In some cases, there are people who are paying fines and still cant afford it, so now theyre worse off than they were. They dont have health insurance and theyre paying a fine. In order for you to force people to get health insurance, youve got to have a very harsh penalty. He flipped under pressure from the health insurance industry. It was recently revealed that nearly every major insurance company funds liberal advocacy group Center for American Progress, closely aligned with the Obama administration and one of the leading supporters of the individual mandate. Its founder, John Podesta, chaired Obamas transition team and recently joined the official White House staff. Its clear why insurance companies want mandated customers, but if Obamacare really offers quality, affordable health insurance, there should be no need to accede to their demand. At least one liberal Democrat, Howard Dean, is now openly calling for the mandate to be repealed on that basis. In an interview on CNBC Dean said: The individual mandate was not necessary and its probably a big political thing. And that is going to hurt the Democrats because people dont like to be told what to do by the government no matter what party theyre in. Do other Democrats have the courage of Howard Deans convictions? Dont they honestly believe that Obamacares plans and prices with their billions of dollars of lavish subsidies from taxpayers are attractive enough to succeed without the hammer of the individual mandate forcing people to buy them or pay a stiff penalty tax? Would they rather tell people who were previously uninsured they will be punished, while wealthier neighbors who had their insurance canceled are exempt? It has been almost six months since House Republicans were joined by 22 Democrats to pass the Fairness for American Families Act, a bill written by Indianas Todd Young that would give all Americans a one-year reprieve from the individual mandate while reducing the deficit $35 billion according to the Congressional Budget Office. During the floor debate, Nancy Pelosi claimed it was an attempt to undermine the whole law. She lacked Howard Deans confidence that people would buy into Obamacare without being forced. Harry Reid has not brought the bill up. Not eve n for debate or amendment. And only one Democratic senator, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, has expressed support for delaying the mandate. That needs to change. The best way to find out if Obamacare is really a good deal is to delay the mandate and see if enough people willingly buy the new exchange plans to make them viable. That starts with Senate Democrats ending their shameful stalling of the Fairness for American Families Act. Phil Kerpen is the president of American Commitment and the author of Democracy Denied. Kerpen can be reached at phil@americancommitment.org/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Make Obamacare voluntary Guest Column Phil Kerpen EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. 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m uch more. The modest, serene anim al center has taken in m ore than 150 bald eagles i n its nearly 30-year history. H alf of the eagles have been r ehabilitated and released b ack into the wild. Wredes recently took in a young deer whose leg had t o be amputated. The deer is s till at the facility and intera cts daily with other whitet ail deer. Wredes specializes in w hitetail deer and has taken i n more than 200, releasing 8 0 percent of those after t hey are fully functional. Nearly all of the animals t aken in by Wredes are F lorida natives, which a llows Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission the opportunity t o check in and regulate w hen necessary. The majority of these a nimals, especially the e agles and deer, come in h ere from car accidents. S omeone hits them in their c ar and they arent dead so w e take them and rehabilit ate them, Wrede said. The FWC will be able to p rovide future assistance to a ny animals that would norm ally be taken to Wredes. Though Wredes wont be a ble to offer services for m edical and other rehab n eeds, the center will r emain open as an educat ional site for the foreseea ble future. Just because the rehab s ection isnt going to be h ere that doesnt mean we w ont be open, Wrede said. We will have the center o pen for education purpose s. You know, when we started this (center) I thought we would get help and support from the county and other businesses and organizations on down the line, but that really hasnt happened. Its unfortunate. Wrede isnt sure what the future holds other than continued education to youth and visitors, but is hopeful the animals can remain in the facility. If we dont get funding, if we cant keep this up, theres nowhere for these animals to go. They will have to all be put down, Wrede said. I really dont know whats going to happen. Wredes Wildlife Center welcomes visitors to come experience the dozens of animals it houses. Volunteers ages 18 and over are also being accepted for work. Wrede will personally show any volunteer the ropes of animal care. We are open to the public, but for now it will be by appointment only. We hope that people will come and make a small donation, or a large one if they want, to help with the costs and funding, Wrede said. To make an appointment to visit Wredes Wildlife Center, for volunteer information or for any information on how to contribute to funding, contact Wredes at 385-2770. For wildlife rehabilitation assistance, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee should be contacted at 888648-3200. We need the help and we need the support. We cant do it on our own. We would like for people to step up. So many people say they are animal lovers, but they dont do a whole lot. This is an opportunity to do more. This is how you can help, Wrede said. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page wed ads; 0 0 0 3 4 8 3 6 CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main A rt hands page; 0 0 0 3 4 8 6 7 Roy Wilkes 3x5 BW00035023 LINDACUMMINGS Linda Louise Pansius Cummings, 53, loved and loving daughter, sister and friend, of Highlands Ridge, Avon Park made her transition on Jan. 4, 2014.Raised in Old Lyme, Conn. Linda, affectionately known as Bunny, moved to Florida three years ago after residing in Tennessee for many years where she worked for Gibson Guitars.She enjoyed life and made many lasting friendships.Linda was quite creative and loved spending time with family, shopping and sampling various restaurants. Lindas father, Louis Pansius, predeceased her. Her survivors include her mom, Dorothy Pansius; siblings, Robert and his wife Terri of Windsor, Conn., Susan and her husband Jeff of Coventry, Conn., Odie and his wife Karen of Glastonbury, Conn., and Peter of New London, Con n. She is also survived by her stepson, Jacob, and her dea r friend, Linda Smithson of Tennessee. Afamily celebration of her life will be held at a lat er date.Donations in her mem ory may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, F L 33870. Condolences may b e expressed by visiting www.newssun.com. Arrangements are under the direction of: Dowden Funeral Home 2605 Bayview St. Sebring, FL33870 Phone:(863)385-1546 SELDEN ARMBRUSTER Selden F. Armbruster, age 89, died Jan. 5, 2014. Anative of Seville, Ohio he moved to Lake Placid, Fla., in 1990 after spending several winters at Big Pine Key, Fla. He was retired from Flight Services Station at Cleveland International Airport. Selden was a member of 1240 Air Mens Club and was a World War II Army veteran. He enjoyed listening to big band music, flying and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, of Lake Placid; one son, Robert (Karen) Armbruster of Wadsworth, Ohio; two daughters, Janet (Pat) Hew it of Westfield Center, Ohio and JoAnn (Jim) Nicodemu s of West Sunbury, Pa.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and on e brother, Warner (Kathie) Armbruster of Moore Have n, Fla.Selden was preceded i n his death by his parents, Selden G. and Elizabeth Armbruster. He was under the care of Good Shepherd Hospice. H is wishes were to be cremated and then buried at Ohio Reserve National Cemetery Rittman, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. stephensonnelsonfh.com Obituaries Continued from A1 Citrus growers escape freeze, have more harvesters available now s tudy of the citrus greening disease still i s a work in progress. Meanwhile, early season problems in f inding harvesters has been abated to a d egree. In November, Highlands C ounty Citrus Growers president James S nively had written that growers were b ehind in receiving their H2A, or m igrant labor, as companies continued t o run into issues with their recruiting e fforts in Mexico. Some of that is being blamed on the g overnment slowdown, where the H2A v isa program apparently became p inched, causing a gap in the time to w here harvesters were brought in to do t he work. Additionally, federal restrictions on h ow far laborers can be transported to d o the harvesting has caused somewhat o f a logistical problem for growers. Royce said it appeared to be t wofold, including the domestic labor f orce in the shortage. I think its tight because some peop le who have legal residence in other c ountries have returned because there h as not been as much work over the l ast couple of years, he said. So I d ont think theres as much domestic s upply as there was several years ago. Although the crop has been forecast to be smaller this year, Royce pointed out that the fruit size this year was also down, meaning there would be more pieces of fruit in each box during this harvesting season. Royce indicated that growers have trended toward the H2Alabor, since they have been vetted and there are fewer problems with immigration officials. When you have H2Aworkers, there is a contract and growers know they are legal, Royce said. Alot of these harvesting companies are totally H2A now. Ken Willis of the Heartland Workforce Investment Board said they routinely have jobs open for those interested in finding jobs in the agriculture industry, especially during harvest season. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun files Local citrus growers report that a shortage of harvesters that had affected the industry in the fall appears to have eased up a bit. Wredes Wildlife Center cant afford to rehabilitate wild animals anymore Katara Simmons/News-Sun David Wrede and his wife Karen (not pictured) have been helping wild animals for 30 years throughout Highlands County and surrounding areas. David Wrede wildlife center ownerIf we cant keep this up, theres nowhere else for these animals to go. They will have to all be put down. STARKE (AP) Aman awaiting execution on Floridas death row for the 1981 killing of a Miami police officer has died of natural causes. Corrections department officials say 56-year-old Robert Patten died Monday of an undisclosed illness. Patten was sentenced to die for fatally shooting 24-yearold Nathaniel Broom, who was a rookie Miami police officer. Trial evidence showed Broom stopped Pattens car because it was going the wrong way down a one-way street. Witnesses said Patten took off on foot and hid, then shot Broom as he approached. Patten then stole another car to escape. Pattens fingerprint was found on the stolen car and the gun used to shoot Broom was at the house of Pattens grandmother. The Miami Herald reports that Pattens initial death sentence was overturned, but re-imposed in 1989. Police killer dies of natural cause Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 8, 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000198TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11490 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0610-0060 Description of Property: LOT 6,BLOCK 61,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: RAUL RAMIREZ RIVERA; AIDA MERCEDES NEGRON SOTO; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000197TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11487 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0530-0160 Description of Property: LOT 16,BLOCK 53,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 AND OR BOOK 509 PAGE 208 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: YVONNE J.BAXTER; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000196TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11481 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0510-0020 Description of Property: LOT 2,BLOCK 51,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: JOSEPH DESIR; LARRIEUSE DESIR; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000195TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11479 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0500-0040 Description of Property: LOT 4,BLOCK 50,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: TARPON IV LLC; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000194TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11476 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0470-0160 Description of Property: LOT 16,BLOCK 47,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: KENNETH J.TORRES; WANDA I.TORRES; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000193TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11475 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0460-0090 Description of Property: LOT 9,BLOCK 46,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: PEDRO SOLORZANO; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsNOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.83:801-809.Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M.ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 17,2014,at Highlands Self Storage Inc.7825 S.Georage Blvd.Sebring,FL 33872.All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted.Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNITS #21-25-54 January 8,15,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000052 Section:________ ONEWEST BANK,FSB Plaintiff, v. ANTONIO DI ORONZO,et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO:Unknown Spouse of Antonio Di Oronzo, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:299 W 12th Street, Apt 6A,New York,NY 10014 Residence unknown,if living,including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead,their respective unknown heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,creditors,lienors,and trustees,and all other persons claiming by,though,under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants,incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property,lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,more particularly described as follows: LOT 26,BLOCK 2,LAKE JUNE POINTE PHASE II,AS PER PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,PAGE 41,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS:541 Sunset Pointe Drive,Lake Placid,FL 33852 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense,if any,such Morris Hardwick Schneider,LLC,Attorneys for Plaintiff,whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd.,Suite 302A,Tampa,FL 33634 on or before February 5,2014,and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CL WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 31st day of December,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK FL-97007861-12 January 8,15,2014 NOTICE OF SUSPENSION TO:Gregory J.Cappello Case No:201104958 A Notice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you.You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57,Florida Statutes,by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,Division of Licensing,Post Office Box 3168,Tallahassee,Florida 32315-3168.If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication,the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. December 25,2013; January 1,8,15, 2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-472 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF PETER A.TUFANIO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Peter A.Tufanio,deceased,whose date of death was June 14,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 8,2014. Personal Representative: Carol A.Eastburn 12330 NW 29th Manor Sunrise,Florida 33323 Attorney for Personal Representative: Representative: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. Attorney for Carol A.Eastburn Florida Bar Number:21297 STONE LAW GROUP,P.L. 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863)402-5424 Fax:(863)402-5425 E-Mail:Charlotte@StoneLawGroupFL.com January 8,15,2014 No.282009CA001943AOOOXX,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.is the Plaintiff and RICKY A.BENNETT,KATHLEEN BENNETT,MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK N.A. and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 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 3rd day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 19A COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING PHASE 2,SECTION 1,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,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 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 3rd day of October,2013. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak 09-62154 January 8,15,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282009CA001943AOOOXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P., Plaintiff, vs. RICKY A.BENNETT; KATHLEEN BENNETT; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 3rd day of October,2013,and entered in Case IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO:13000721GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC. Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST OGEAN OSBORNE, DECEASED,ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST OGEAN OSBORNE,DECEASED ADDRESS UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows,to-wit: LOT 7,BLOCK 25,THIRD ADDITION TO HIGHWAY PARK,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 8,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Antonio Andres Caula, Butler & Hosch,P.A.,3185 South Conway Road,Suite E,Orlando,Florida 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication,otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 30th day of December,2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) B&H #335216 January 8,15,2014 WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 3rd day of October,2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired,call 711. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) 325749 January 8,15,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:GC-12-001140 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. PENNY BARFIELD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PENNY BARFIELD; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; HIGHLANDS COUNTY,STATE OF FLORIDA,ACTING THROUGH THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,and any unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, creditors,and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,will on the 3rd day of February,2014,at 11:00 o'clock A.M.at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.,offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash,the following-described property situate in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 6,BLOCK D OF PINE HILL,,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE(S) 66,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court,the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus,if any,resulting from the foreclosure sale,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000547GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. EVERTON ROBINSON; ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service Property) TO:JUDITH JONES and EVERTON ROBINSON LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 5491 FOX HILLS AVE. BUENA PARK,CA 90621 Y OU 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: The following described land,situate,lying and being in Highlands County,Florida to-wit:Lot 2,Block 46,ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNIT 15,according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10,Page 6,Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. COMMONLY KNOWN AS:10018 Orange Blossom,Sebring,FL 33875 A ttorney file number:13-08950 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense,if any,to it on Pendergast & Associates,P.C.,115 Perimeter Center Place, South Terraces,Suite 1000,Atlanta,GA 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 27th day of December,2013. Clerk Name:ROBERT GERMAINE As Clerk,Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Brenda Liz Jimenez As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing should contact ADA Coordinator not later than one (1) day prior to the proceeding at Nick Sudzina.For the hearing and voice impaired 863-534-4686. 13-08950 January 8,15,2014

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Page A8News-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014www.newssun.com NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000265TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:1537 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-01-34-28-020-0010-0180 Description of Property: LOT 18,BLOCK 1,RED WATER LAKE ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 19 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: GEORGE PIJUAN; MARTHA PIJUAN; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000202TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11521 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0950-0020 Description of Property: LOT 2,BLOCK 95,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: GGH 18 LLC; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000201TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11516 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0800-0070 Description of Property: LOT 7,BLOCK 80,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: PAMELA LEONA HOSEIN ESTATE; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000200TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11515 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0800-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1,BLOCK 80,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: GGH 18 LLC; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000199TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11499 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0680-0160 Description of Property: LOT 16,BLOCK 68,PLACID LAKES,SECTION 19, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: TARPON IV LLC; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014Page A9 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 WantedUTILITY TRAILERfor sale 6' x 12' single axle TSC utility box on front 863-257-0319 or 937-408-0244 $800.00 9220Utility Trailers 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 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 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING *HUGE SALE 462 Sunrise Blvd. Thurs & Fri, Jan 9 & 10, 8am-? Clothing, Household items & More. Too Much To List! SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY SALE SAT., JAN. 11, 7am-noon. Sebring Mobile Estates off Kenilworth. Some tools, household, clothes, camping equipment. LAKE PLACIDEstate Sale! Sat & Sun. 8 4pm. 126 Temptation Lane. Furn, kitchen & small appliances, household goods. Lots o f stuff for all. AVON PARKMULTI FAMILY SALE 1150 W. Anoka Lane, Fri & Sat, Jan 9 & 10 8am -? Dishwasher, Refrig., Baby Items, Household Items. Too Much To List! AVON PARKMULTI FAMILY SALE 4 W Wolf St., Fri & Sat, Jan 10 & 11, 8am ? Lots Of Jewelry Household Items, Clothing, Sm. Appliances. Too Much To List! AVON PARKMULTI-FAMILY Sat., Jan 11, 8am-? 1263 Memorial Dr. Old furniture, glassware, fishing gear, coats, household, clothing, too much to list. AVON PARKHuge Annual Community Center Yard Sale. Coffee, donuts, sloppy joes. Huge bake sale, tools, furniture, books, household, and lots of misc. Good prices. At The Knoll 1401 Monts-De-Oca Rd. Fri. & Sat. Jan. 10-11, 8-2. No early birds please. AVON PARK*CLEAN UP SALE* 2090 N. Morningside Rd. (off Stryker Rd) Sat & Sun 1/11&12, 8am-2pm. Furn., New Pocket knives, Collectibles, Art & Kitchen Items, Yard tools (weed eater/ mower), Much More! AVON PARK* VILLA DEL SOL* (behind Winn Dixie) Park Wide Yard & Craft Sale! Sat. Jan. 11TH, 8AM-1PM. ONLY! Free Map at Clubhouse. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TWIN BED/ Ethan Allen Maple head & foot board, w/ Mattress & Box Springs. $100. 863-471-9341 TWIN BEDBook Case Headboard / Dark wood, with Mattress & Foundation Board. $100. 863-471-9341 TIRE CARRIER NEW, Clamp on, Bolt on or Weld on for all Trailers or Motor Homes. $10. 863-453-7027 STUFFED ANIMALSVariety $5 and Up.863-381-1467 RUBBER BEDMAT for a short bed pickup Ford F150, (may fit other beds), in very good condition. $30. 863-453-7027 LOVESEAT /BEIGEEarth Tone Stripe, Upholstered with 2 Extra Pillows. $70. (not a sleeper) Cash Only! 863-471-2502 CLOWN &DOLL Assortment. $25 and Up. Call 863-381-1467 BI FOLDDOORS (2) 75" long, 2 bi fold doors 64" long and 3 passage doors 30" wide. $40. the lot. 863-453-3104. 7310Bargain BuysSKEETER BEATERElectric for 2 Car Garage / 16 foot Wide. $300 obo 863-471-9341 7300Miscellaneous 7000 Merchandise SEBRING. 3/2/1Home built in 2006. 3424 Ellington Ave. $650/month and $650 security deposit. Call Richard 863-202-1175 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 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR. Available immediately Washer/Dryer, Microwave & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 Rentals WOODY'S RVRESORT 4414 US 27 S., SEBRING, FL 863-385-0500 441-1645 1999 Salem 35' park model, 2BR, remodeled, $21,000 1991 Skyline 36' PM, 2BR, $12,500 1990 Asteroid 39' TT, $2,000 1979 Hitchiker 5th wheel, $2500 1998 Sunline 33' park model, 1.5 bath, $22,500 1996 Peachtree 33' PM, $18,000 1995 Fleetwood-Oak Park 35' park model, $22,000 WOODY'S RVRESORT 4414 US 27 S., SEBRING, FL 863-385-0500 441-1645 1999 Salem 35' park model, 2BR, remodeled, $21,000 1991 Skyline 36' PM, 2BR, $12,500 1990 Asteroid 39' TT, $2,000 1979 Hitchiker 5th wheel, $2500 1998 Sunline 33' park model, 1.5 bath, $22,500 1996 Peachtree 33' PM, $18,000 1995 Fleetwood-Oak Park 35' park model, $22,000 PALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 Fleetwood 2,200 sq. ft. $12K OFF! Starting at $499/month John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details LEASE 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. AVON PARK* With Property Look! No Lot Rent. Furnished 2BR 2BA, Renovated & Painted, 2 Sheds. Low taxes. Not in a Park. 863-453-3261 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesLAKE PLACIDFLORIDA Country Walk Subdivision. 16 Lake Side Trail 2BR/2BA/2 CG. Furnished. Move right in! Boat slip avail. Call 863-465-1321 to view. 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidAVON 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 RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION COORDINATOR (FT) Application Deadline: 1/22/14. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO. 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 jmachia@spancrete.com, 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 jmachia@spancrete.com, Fax:863.655.1215 FIELD ASSISTANTneeded for precast 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 jmachia@spancrete.com, Fax:863.655.1215 EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 2100Help Wanted 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 NOTICE OF MEETING FOR THE TOWN OF LAKE PLACID Watershed Advisory Board The Lake Placid Town Council has created the Lake Placid Watershed Advisory Board.Meetings for the Watershed Advisory Board will be held on every Third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 A.M.The first meeting will be held on Wednesday,January 15,2014 at 8:30 A.M.in Town Hall,311 West Interlake Blvd.,Lake Placid,Florida. One or more members of the Town Council may attend and participate in this meeting. 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 Town Clerk (863)699-3747 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8770. TOWN OF LAKE PLACID Eva Cooper Hapeman Town Clerk January 8,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000276TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:525 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-01-33-28-050-0060-0130 Description of Property: LOTS 13,14,15 AND 16,BLOCK 6,AVON PARK LAKES,RED HILL FARMS,ADDITION UNIT D,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 53,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: DONALD W.SCHMITT; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000275TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:517 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-01-33-28-040-0460-0070 Description of Property: LOTS 7 AND 8,BLOCK 46,AVON PARK LAKES,RED HILL FARMS,ADDITION UNIT C,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 52,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: PATRICK ROBERTS; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION START DATE:January 8,2014 at 8:00 AM END DATE:January 15,2014 at 12:10 PM LOCATION:GOVDEALS.COM Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Sebring City Council policies,the City of Sebring,Sebring,Florida has declared various items as surplus property and have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be conducted for the purpose of disposing said property. A list of surplus items & questions about the Citys Internet Auction process may be obtained from the City of Sebring Purchasing Department 368 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870 between the hours of 8:30 4:30,calling 863-471-5110,or by emailing purchasing@m ysebring.com Note:all property will be sold on as as is,where isbasis.The City of Sebring reserves the right to add or delete items from GovDeals website at anytime during the Internet bidding dates above. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent City of Sebring,Florida January 5,8,2014 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000274TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:505 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-01-33-28-020-0650-0170 Description of Property: LOTS 17 AND 18,BLOCK 65,AVON PARK LAKES, RED HILL FARMS,ADDITION UNIT A,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 49,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: MWM INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES INC.; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000273TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:15588 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-17-36-33-020-0000-1270 Description of Property: LOT 127,KISSIMMEE RIVER SHORES,AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO OR BOOK 412,PAGE 188,AND COMMON USE OF ROADS AND BOAT BASIN PER OR BOOK 410,PAGE 780, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: WILLIAM J.POWELL; JO A.GRAY; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000272TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:15578 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-17-36-33-A00-0014-0000 Description of Property: COMMENCE AT THE CENTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,RANGE 33 EAST,RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'57'' EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 618.32 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 00'03'' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'57'' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 434.67 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY BANK OF A DEAD RUN OF KISSIMMEE RIVER; THENCE SOUTH 18 DEGREES 16'06'' WEST ALONG THE WESTERLY BANK OF SAID RIVER FOR A DISTANCE OF 110.60 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57'57'' WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 00'03'' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING,AS PER OR BK 1615 PAGE 708 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA.SUBJECT TO RESTRICTION,RESERVATIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD,SEE OR BK 2002 PAGE 607. Name in which assessed: MARK R.LEADINGHAM; DONNA R.LEADINGHAM; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 8th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000271TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:15497 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-16-35-31-010-0000-116B Description of Property: LOTS 116B,117A,AND 117B,OF SEBRING RANCHETTES SECTION A,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 21,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: FELIX DOMINGUEZ ROCHE; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 ************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000270TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:15485 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-09-35-31-010-0030-0050 Description of Property: LOT 5,BLOCK 3,BLUFF HAMMOCK ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 15,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: BRUCE HUDDLESTON; EDMUND H.DRAKE; PAMELA J.DRAKE; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000269TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:15482 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-09-35-31-010-0020-0080 Description of Property: LOTS 8 AND 9,BLOCK 2,HAMMOCK ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 15,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: CHARLES RECTOR; TERRY RECTOR; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000268TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:15446 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-08-35-31-031-0080-0190 Description of Property: LOT 19,BLOCK 8,HOLIDAY LAKE ESTATES REPLAT,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 22,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: FRED W.CUNNINGHAM; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000267TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:15414 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-05-35-31-A00-0031-0000 Description of Property: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 388.93 FEET OF THE EAST 112.00 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 5,TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST,LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY,AS RECORDED IN OR BOOK 1521 PAGE 1512 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: CYNTHIA S.WILBANKS; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 8th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000266TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:15405 Y ear of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-04-35-31-010-0040-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1,BLOCK 4,FLORIDA HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 64 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: JNT ENTERPRISES II INC.; A ll of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 29th day of January, 2014. Dated this 8th day of November,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk December 25,2013; January 1,8,15,2014 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsAVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00034870 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00034869 rfnrt rbnrrtrr ntttbf nrtrr rtrrt rrttfr ftrbt rrrtrr tnr ttt fnttrr rrrtr rrrrtr rtr rf

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID As the t emperatures outside plumm eted Monday night, there w as some trepidation in the D ragons Lair as head c oach Jackie Coyne readied h er basketball squad for t heir first game in nearly t hree weeks. Well see, she said. We didnt practice one l ick over the break, so I am a little worried about that. The frenetic pace that is t he trademark of the Lady D ragons was ever present i n the 43-36 win over O keechobee, though the r ust was evident early on as w ell. They took an early lead o n a Jenny Herstein threep ointer, and added to it w ith a Lahna Sedatol foll ow and trey. But the Lady Brahmans s aw an opening in the D ragon full-court press, by t hrowing long and over the t op of it, which lead to four s traight scores and a 15-12 l ead after one. Lake Placid started to c onnect more consistently i n the second, with Quiajah W illiams driving for two a nd Shaquavia Gayle lofti ng in a floater from the b aseline. Annie Weber-Callahan then chipped in a free throw and drive, with Gayle scoring on a fast break. Okeechobee got inside for a trio of scores, but Raveen Gobourne scored in the paint and the Lady Dragons hit 3-of-5 free throws down the stretch to take a 26-23 lead at the half. And just as they had shaken the rust off from the first quarter to the second, Lake Placid kicked it into another gear in the third, outscoring the Lady Brahmans by an 18-4 count to all but put this one away. Herstein would add two more three pointers for a team-high nine points for the game, with Williams and Gayle adding eight apiece. But this would be all the winning for the Dragons this night. Out on a tundra-like soccer field at Scarbrough By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comOnce again, Sebring is the m id-winter respite for top a mateur womens golfers f rom around the world to get o ut of the cold and into s ome heated competition as t he Harder Hall Womens I nvitational tees off for the 5 8th time today. Well, it may be a bit chilly b y our standards, but given t he arctic blast the north is e xperiencing right now, this d ip in the mercury for us is s till a cozy comfort for many w ho will be on hand. Such as the usual conting ent from the UK, including t he likes of India Clyburn a nd Annabel Dimmock from E ngland and Hannah M cCook, Ttara Mactaggart, G eorgia Gilling and Lauren W hyte from Scotland. There will also be talent on hand from major university programs throughout the country, such as Ali Cowan from Texas State, MacKenzie DiPietro and Natalie Goodson from Kent State, Aurora Kan from Purdue, and Sophie Kitchen, a Canadian at the University of Minnesota. Universities like Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, Miami, Arizona State, Nebraska, Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky will be seen on various golf bags being toted around as the players vie for the coveted championship trophy. Atrophy won in the past by current LPGAtour pros Cristie Kerr, Natalie Gulbis, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Stacy Lewis. Recent champs such as Alison Walshe, Candace Schepperle, Ashleigh Albrecht and Erica Popson are either in the early stages of their professional careers or working their way toward the tour. Popson was last years champion, sinking a long putt on the 18th hole to win a nail-biter over Mika Liu. But with Popson having moved on, and Liu back for another go-round, it would seem the stage is set for the 14-year old Beverly Hills, CA, native currently at IMG Academy. Though it likely just seems that way as the next step at this tournament is never a sure thing, with a loaded field and weather conditions always seeming to have a say. Albrecht and Kyle Roig returned to the tournament after having won it all, but neither could get the repeat. And while competitors from all over the world will be on hand and in the hunt, so too will some local talent like Savana Fisher, Paige Moffat and Sebring freshman Kendall Griffin whose standout year finished with her second-place finish in the FHSAAClass 2AState Finals. The forecast for the rest of the week calls for a warmup, though some chance of showers, as the Harder Hall looks for this years champion. News-Sun Wednesday, January 9, 2014 BSection Sports NASCAR This WeekPAGEB3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun fil es With last years champion Erica Popson off pursuing her pro career, runner-up Mika Liu will have a chance to take the top spot at the 58th Harder Hall Womens Invitational which tees off today. Lauren Welborn/News-S un Jordan Baker, seated center, signed an offer to play baseball with the Naval Academy Saturday morning at Firemens Field. Joining Baker for the big moment were, seated, parents Jodi and Tim, along with, standing left to right, Sebring athletic director Terry Quarles, Blue Streak head coach Jasone DeWitt, brothers Dalton and Tyler, Naval Representative and former Sebring teacher Alan Kent and Sebring principal Anne Lindsay. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent SEBRING Before even s etting foot on the diamond f or his senior season, S ebrings Jordan Baker is p reparing for the next step in h is career one that will i nvolve uniforms of a differe nt shade of blue. Alongside his supportive f amily and Sebring staff, B aker signed on the dotted l ine confirming his commitm ent to play baseball for the U nited States Naval A cademy Saturday morning a t Firemans Memorial Field. Many exciting changes a wait him, including the l ong trek to Annapolis, Md a nd the infamous Plebe S ummer. Former Sebring High S chool teacher and Blue and G old Officer for the Naval A cademy, Alan Kent, shared some key advice for Baker as he prepares for the transition. Run five miles a day every day. Thats the biggest thing, they get out there and even the athletes get shocked, Kent shared. They do five miles a day and an hour of calisthenics, all before breakfast. Tack on baseball workouts, more Naval training, as well as other scheduled requirements, and you get a good idea of how Baker will be spending most of his time for seven weeks, with days starting as early as 05:00. This is something that he is aware of, however, seeing as how he has family members who have served and has been in contact with the likes of Kent and other veterans. Most of the people Ive talked to have told me a lot of its mental, Baker explained. Alot of people that go have it physically, but you really have to be able to push yourself through the tough times and really strive to finish. Baker added that he has been preparing himself for this by adding pushups, sit ups and running to his training regimen. All this training is also Jordan Baker sets his sails for the Naval Academy Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Scheele Grimes tries a little misdirection to keep the ball away from airborne Hannah Waller in Sebrings 3-2 win at Lake Placid Monday night. See BAKER, B4 58th Annual Harder Hall tees off today Dragons claim one win on frigid night See COLD, B4 Alan Kent Naval Academy officerRun five miles a day, every day. IMSA.comDAYTONABEACH Officials from Patron Spirits International and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced a multi-year agreement making Tequila Patron the entitlement partner of the four-race North American Endurance Cup and Official Spirits Partner of IMSAand the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. This agreement extends one of the most active and visible partnerships in North American sports car racing over the past decade. In addition, Tequila Patron will continue its primary sponsorship of the two-car Extreme Speed Motorsports team in the Prototype (P) class, as well as its title sponsorship of the TUDOR Championship event on the streets of Long Beach, Calif., on April 11. After a proud history with the American Le Mans Series, we are very excited and honored to continue our support of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and sponsorship of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, said Stephanie Rivera, motorsports manager at Patron Spirits. This enormously competitive, energetic world-class racing truly captures what our high quality, ultra-premium luxury spirits are all about. The 2014 Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup encompasses the four iconic endurance races in th e TUDOR Championship: the Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 25-26; th e Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida at Sebring International Raceway on March 15; the Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International on June 29; and the 1,000mile or 10-hour Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Oct. 4. The Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rewards the top-performing teams, drivers and manufacturers over 52 hours of endurance racing. This prestigious enduran ce competition will feature an additional purse of $300,000, with $100,000 going to the Prototype (P) and GTLe Mans (GTLM) championship-winning team s and $50,000 for the Prototype Challenge (PC) and GTDaytona (GTD) team champions. At the outset of the process to merge the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, we established a goal of providing substantial opportunities for our existing marketing partners, and especially so with Tequila Patron becomes official IMSA partner See PATRON, B2

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AP Softball sign-upsAVONPARK APSoftball will be holding registration for girls aged 4-15 on Saturdays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, from 9 a.m.-1p.m. at the girls field on Anoka St. Need to bring a copy of birth certificate. Cost is $60. For more information, or any questions, call Cindy Bennett at 443-1663.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 cbrojek@comcast.net 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 5K Run/Walk. Chip timing will be provided by Central Florida Striders. The Half Marathon is made up of two 6.5 mile loops that utilize the trails and portions of the loop road. It is a challenging course, but provides you a chance to see areas of the park that you would not ordinarily see, said a Striders club member. The proceeds of the race benefit the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park who provide thousands of dollars of support to the park each year. Visit friendsofhighlandshammock.org for more information. LP Dixie RegistrationLAKEPLACID Registrations for the upcoming 2014 Lake Placid spring season are now being taken. The open draft format will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1p.m. at Lake June Ballfields for ages 7-8 and 9-10 (baseball) and 7-8-9 (softball). No registrations will be taken after this date. The Players draft is mandatory. Any player not showing up for evaluation 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 and Baseball is childs age as of April 30, 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.AP Rotary Golf Tourney setAVON PARK The annual Dav id Doc Owen golf tourney hosted by t he Rotary Club of Avon Park will be held at Highlands Ridge North golf course o n Saturday, Feb. 22, with an 8:00 a.m. sho tgun start. This years tournament will be a fou rperson scramble format. Entry fee is $60 per person with chec ks made payable to Rotary Club of Avo n Park. An application and entry form may be obtained by emailing tourney direct or Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or by calling him at 863-712-3524 (cell) or 385-4736 (land line). The entry fee includes golf, ca rt, refreshments on the course, prizes an d post golf meal in the clubhouse. There will be 50/50, closest to the pi n, putting contest, and other contests, plen ty of raffle prizes and a great day of golf. Proceeds benefit local charities su pported by the Avon Park Noon Rota ry Club. Entry will be limited to the first 10 0 paid participants. Hole sponsorships are available f or $100 by contacting Brojek at the abo ve telephone numbers.GOLS Indoor Soccer AVON PARK Registration for GOL S Indoor Soccer League is Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-Noon at First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Sign-ups will take place in the Fami ly Life Center (old Avon Park Recreatio n Center across from the tennis cour ts downtown Avon Park.) The GOLS Indoor Soccer League is a co-ed league for 13to 18-year olds. Registration is $12 and is limited to t he first 40 players to sign up. Each team plays one game a week at 6:30 p.m. (either Tuesday or Thursda y) from Feb. 11 to Apr. 17, concluding wi th a tournament. GOLS (Goals Of Life and Soccer) is in its 11th year as a ministry of First Bapt ist Church of Avon Park. Indoor soccer is a valuable experien ce for improving passing and shooting skil ls. Participants learn soccer and tea m skills from certified coaches. For more information, contact Coa ch Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at 385-3235. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFSSaturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFSSaturday, Jan. 11 New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Indianpolis at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) 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 Toronto1616.500 Brooklyn1321.3824 Boston 1321.3824 Philadelphia1222.3535 New York1122.3335.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 268.765 Atlanta 1817.5148.5 Washington1417.45210.5 Charlotte1520.42911.5 Orlando1024.29416 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 276.818 Chicago1418.43812.5 Detroit 1420.41213.5 Cleveland1123.32416.5 Milwaukee726.21220WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio268.765 Houston2213.6294.5 Dallas 1915.5597 New Orleans1517.46910 Memphis1518.45510.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City277.794 Portland268.7651 Minnesota1717.50010 Denver 1617.48510.5 Utah 1125.30617 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2413.649 Golden State2313.639.5 Phoenix2012.6251.5 L.A. Lakers1420.4128.5 Sacramento1022.31311.5 ___ Sundays Games Memphis 112, Detroit 84 Golden State 112, Washington 96 Indiana 82, Cleveland 78 Miami 102, Toronto 97 Oklahoma City 119, Boston 96 New York 92, Dallas 80 Denver 137, L.A. Lakers 115 Mondays Games Minnesota 126, Philadelphia 95 Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 86 L.A. Clippers 101, Orlando 81 Tuesdays Games Toronto at Indiana, late Philadelphia at Cleveland, late Washington at Charlotte, late New Orleans at Miami, late Detroit at New York, late Phoenix at Chicago, late Golden State at Milwaukee, late San Antonio at Memphis, late L.A. Lakers at Dallas, late Boston at Denver, late Oklahoma City at Utah, late Portland at Sacramento, late Wednesdays Games Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Golden State at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston281225812489 Montreal2514555114103 Tampa Bay2513454119100 Detroit19141048114121 Toronto2117547119127 Ottawa1918745126141 Florida1621638102136 Buffalo122642874118 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh3112163142103 Philadelphia2117446111116 Washington2016646128128 Carolina1816945105124 N.Y. Rangers2120345108119 New Jersey1718842101110 Columbus1920442117126 N.Y. Islanders1522737119146WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago297967167124 St. Louis29756315095 Colorado2612456123108 Minnesota2217549106113 Dallas2015747123131 Winnipeg1921543123135 Nashville1819642102129 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim318567146111 San Jose2710660142111 Los Angeles261345611389 Vancouver2313854117108 Phoenix2012949123127 Calgary1521636100131 Edmonton1426533117156 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games San Jose 3, Chicago 2, SO Pittsburgh 6, Winnipeg 5 Carolina 2, Nashville 1 Edmonton 5, Tampa Bay 3 Anaheim 4, Vancouver 3, OT Mondays Games Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9 p.m. Tuesdays Games Carolina at Buffalo, late N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, late Philadelphia at New Jersey, late San Jose at Nashville, late Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, late Calgary at Phoenix, late St. Louis at Edmonton, late Pittsburgh at Vancouver, late Boston at Anaheim, late Minnesota at Los Angeles, late Wednesdays Games Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Mulberry,6 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Moore Haven,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Soccer at Jensen Beach Tournament,TBD Sebring THURSDAY: Wrestling at Avon Park,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Lemon Bay,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Lemon Bay, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Okeechobee,5/7 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Okeechobee,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Palmetto Invitational,10 a.m.; Girls Weightlifting host SubSectional Qualifier,9:30 a.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Okeechobee,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Okeechobee,5 p.m.; Wrestling vs.Sebring,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at All Saints,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer at All Saints,6 p.m. N B A W E D N E S D A Y 7 p m Dallas at San Antonio . . . . . . . E S P N 9 : 3 0 p m L.A. Lakers at Houston . . . . . . . E S P N T H U R S D A Y 8 p m Miami at New York . . . . . . . . T N T 1 0 : 3 0 p m Oklahoma City at Denver . . . . . . T N T C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L W E D N E S D A Y 7 p m Kansas at Oklahoma. . . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 p m Wake Forest at Virginia. . . . . . . S U N 8 p m Mississippi State at Kentucky . . . . . 3 8 9 p m Miami at North Carolina . . . . . E S P N 2 9 p m Arkansas at Texas A&M . . . . . . . S U N T H U R S D A Y 7 p m Memphis at Louisville. . . . . . . . E S P N 7 p m Auburn at Mississippi. . . . . . . E S P N 2 9 p m Arizona at UCLA. . . . . . . . . E S P N 9 p m Michigan at Nebraska . . . . . . E S P N 2 G O L F T H U R S D A Y 1 1 a m EuroPGA Volvo Golf Champions . . G O L F 7 p m PGA Sony Open in Hawaii . . . . . G O L F Times, games, channels all subject to change N H L T H U R S D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Washington at Tampa Bay . . . . . . S U N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Playoffs NBA NHL Page B2 News-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 www.newssun.com Saturday, Jan. 4 Overall Male Winner Leonel Ayala 15:51 Masters Male Winner Sean Brown 18:14 Grandmasters Male Winner Michael Stewart 23:11 Male Age Group Winners Age 10 and under Zachary Vanfleet 22:58 Zander Durastanti 23:25 Bud Cox 27:10 Ashton Griffin 29:15 Chase Bryant 30:23 Walker Dressel 32:48 Jayden Bolin 34:31 Brooker Revell 35:51 Caleb Hess 35:56 Age 11-14 Zachary Durastanti 20:32 Jordan Laurence 28:00 Age 15-19 Malcolm Holdman 17:22 Spencer Allen 21:26 Nathan Franklin 22:39 Dalton Helvey 23:48 Bryan Cobb24:15 Cole Rankin 24:31 Gerig Blackman 30:06 Dale Nielsen 42:31 Age 20-24 Javarius Sanders 22:27 Brandon Gunn 29:34 Justin Chin 33:25 Jerry Wright 34:33 Age 25-29 Donnie Hart 44:12 Age 30-34 Eric Zwayer 26:39 Matt Griffin 26:42 Terry Owens 34:55 Age 35-39 Jeremy Freeze 20:13 Bert Cox 21:19 Brian Vanfleet 24:22 Jacob McClelland 25:15 Jason True 27:50 Brian Kampman 30:24 Frank Migenis 32:39 Jonathan Speigel 34:50 Brian Hess 35:58 Age 40-44 Ken Bazzel 20:47 Loel Reinhar 25:33 Paul Blackman 26:06 Scott Dressel 26:50 Eric Rankin 26:55 Steve Ashworth 27:41 Fred Juliano 35:50 Michael Eastman 36:44 Age 45-49 David Stewart 28:10 Age 50-54 Charlie Taylor 26:06 Barry Jones 31:32 Mike Kirsch 42:02 Jay Jensen 42:30 Age 55-59 Bill Jarrett 24:32 Richard Percy 27:13 Todd Foster 32:08 Age 60-64 Derrick Bartlett 33:30 Kenny Vincent 38:47 Age 65-69 Don Hattery 36:32 Age 70-74 Cliff Ables 34:59 Age 80 and over Joe Bird 49:04 Overall Female Winner Regan Davenport 20:21 Masters Female Winner Jennifer Rhynes 21:08 Grandmasters Female Winner Joanne Merkle 36:01 Female Age Group Winners Age 10 and under Zoe Wortinger 22:41 Shayla Cox 24:49 Hailey Bryant 29:06 Courtney Hess 35:56 Age 11 -14 Savannah Oldfield 23:03 Tori Allen 24:42 Rachel Sharp 24:51 Sophia Tauchen 27:35 Katelyn Vanfleet 28:31 Rachel Caldwell 33:41 Elisabeth Vanfleet 33:46 Age 15-19 Nicole Munoz 32:45 Cassie Hare 37:00 Alex Hornick 37:14 Logan Lowery 40:23 Meghan Williams 42:34 Chelsea Bassett 47:05 Age 20-24 Rosa Martinez 38:22 Heather Hendrix 42:42 Danielle Worden 44:12 Age 25-29 Julie Fells 34:31 Wendy Torres 34:42 Age 30-34 Amy Zwayer 24:32 Bonny Revell 27:26 Kaylie Lindsey 30:23 Kim Darrow 31:58 Heather Stephenson 37:19 Jerri Kaplan 39:40 Chastini Jones 43:55 Amanda Ashby51:55 Age 35-39 Fatima LaGrow 23:54 Laura Vanfleet 25:34 Theresa Juliano 26:41 Heidi Stephens 29:50 Jessica Migenis 33:37 Kelly Dressel 34:00 Christie Spiegel 34:55 Stacy Clark LaMorte 35:50 Megan Hess 35:57 Cyndi Barnhorst 36:36 Ginny Cox 36:56 Becky Kampman 39:10 Sol Quinn 47:13 Kelly Lister 50:37 Age 40-44 Lori Ashworth 27:46 Lori Little 28:08 Brandi Rankin 29:35 Melissa Blackman 30:59 Pam Lanier 31:00 Cathy Truelove 31:44 Christine Gilbert 32:07 Kim Dorman 34:05 Noraeen Lockhart 34:59 Christina Kunz 36:45 Juliet Siver 36:56 Sara Zamora-Baldridge 37:10 Vicki Hicks 40:48 Mary Beth Przychocki 42:34 Sandy Stewart 45:30 Age 45-49 Lisa Celentano 24:07 Dana ORourke 29:16 Tammy Williams 30:40 Judy Bryan 31:16 Michelle Tauchen 31:33 Laura Waldon 34:34 Amy Mahaffey 40:42 Judy Bassett 47:36 Age 50-54 Maureen Spinler-Kracik 21:27 Lisa Foster 25:41 Jude Stewart 28:48 Cheri Weed 33:28 YMCA Fire 5K Race Results our title partners, said IMSAPresident and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Atherton. Today we are thrilled to announce weve accomplished our goal with the confirmation of this title partnership for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. The 2014 TUDOR Championship opens at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, with the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, 2014. Continued from B1 Patron confirmed partner

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Page B4 News-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 www.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports tv included; 0 0 0 3 4 8 1 9 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/8/14; 0 0 0 3 4 9 7 8 Publix 6x4 color 00035028 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun files Local standout Kendall Griffin recorded a hole in one in last y ears tournament and looks to move up the board this year at Harder Hall. p reparing him for his last g o-around as a Blue Streak, w here he and the rest of the t eam led by coach Jasone D eWitt have their eyes l ocked on playing at JetBlue S tadium for the finals. Baker first got in contact w ith the Midshipmen at a s howcase, after which Baker e mailed the coaches thanki ng them for their attend ance. Through continued comm unication, Baker was o bserved at one more outing b efore being offered a place o n the team. After visiting the campus a s well as others in the area t hat he had spoken with, B aker decided on the Navy. For developing myself as a person and a man, I felt t here was no better option f or me. Baker also stressed educat ion in making his decision, a nd he feels the Academy is a suitable fit. No matter their major, e veryone graduates with a m inor in Engineering and w ill take the National E ngineering Exam in their s enior year, explained Kent. Kent added that the A cademy has a pass rate of 95to 98-percent on the exam, and with his work ethic Baker is sure to become a part of that statistic. Additionally, Baker realized that with the Navy he will be assured a job after graduating. Afive-year commitment, as explained by Kent, will await him. Being part of the game for much of his life, being able to continue playing baseball only sweetened the deal. I felt as if I go there Ill have a chance to pitch right away, Baker said. Ill have a chance to develop myself as a pitcher with coach Ryan Mau and head coach Paul Kostacopoulo. Theyre two great men and two great coaches that Im excited to play for. Kent, who has been a representative since 1982 covering the rest of Highlands county as well as Hardee, DeSoto and Polk says Baker is the first Sebring player he has seen to sign an athletic scholarship to the Academy. Were really proud of Jordan, he beamed. And certainly the rest of his family and the Sebring staff and coaches would agree. Continued from B1 Baker full-speed ahead with baseball, future Griffin looks to challenge Memorial Stadium, the Lady Dragons were looking to atone for a seasonopening loss to Sebring. But despite the rapidly falling mercury, the Lady Blue Streaks heated up quickly on a Sarah Smith goal in the first few minutes. Lake Placid would get a score from Claire LeBlanc, but Kiersten Waldron netted another for Sebring for a 2-1 halftime lead. LeBlanc would add a second goal for the Dragons, but Haylee Peters added her 22nd goal of the season and the Streaks took the match 32 to come away with the season sweep. This was a good game for us, coming out of the break, against a good Lake Placid team, Sebring head coach Richie Birdsall said. Its good to have this leading into the district tournament. Back inside to the warmer confines of the Lake Placid gym, the Dragon boys basketball team welcomed back two players from injury. Anfernee Munnings had been sidelined with a broken thumb, while Nick Tuason made his first appearance of the season after a leg injury sustained on the football field. Having the high scorers back is a positive moving forward, but the acclamation of players to the mix caused some sloppy play as Okeechobee took control on their way to a sizable lead at halftime. But things started connecting better in the second half, and while the Dragons came up short of a 51-48 final, things should certainly be looking up in the weeks ahead with a fuller, healthier roster. Continued from B1 Cold night sees Lady Streak win, Dragons getting healthy Dan Hoehne/News-S un Monday marked the return to the floor for Nick Tuason, but it will take some getting used to as the Dragons fell to the visiting Brahmans.

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When I was a child, I k new exactly where I b elonged in the world. Even t hough I was one of the origi nal latch key kids of the 70s with two working pare nts, the world stopped e very evening when we all c ame together, as a family, at t he dinner table. Mom had the weekly meal p lan stuck to the fridge and w ith it was a chore chart so w e knew who was responsib le for setting the table, h elping with meal prep, and f or doing the clean up. Dinner in our house was a r itual. There was a great deal o f comfort in knowing that n o matter what else was g oing on, when it was time f or dinner, we all stopped, t ook our regular seat at the t able, and broke bread t ogether while reconnecting a nd talking about our day. The dinner table was a s acred place where we all r espected the work that went i nto bringing a meal togethe r. We honored the fact that m oney had to be earned to b uy the food we were eating. T hat time and thought had to b e put into shopping for the g roceries. And that love and c are were taken by the hands t hat prepared the meal for u s. We grew closer with each m eal we shared around that t able. Our souls were nurt ured as much as our bodies w ere. I absolutely loved it. When I was in my 20s, w orking as a caterer, I starte d noticing that all families d idnt come together around t he dinner table. I saw mothe rs put plates of food in f ront of their kids, not bothe ring to prepare a meal for t hemselves. I witnessed t eens asking what was for d inner and being told to put a pizza pocket in the m icrowave. It started to become clear t o me that the dinner table w as no longer being honored t he way it once was. When I b ecame a mother myself, I m ade sure that every evening w e ate together. There was n othing more important and n obody was bringing their m eal to the living room to e at in front of the television. N o way, no how. Saving Dinner was my e ffort to help families of A merica come back to the d inner table together. I feel l ike the family meal is a p iece of our culture that m ust remain sacred and its u p to us to give it the respect i t deserves. It is easy to move away f rom the dinner table with e veryone working so much t hese days, but because we l ive in such busy times, its m ore important than ever to k eep that family unit in c heck. Studies show us that in h omes where everyone sits a round the family dinner t able each evening, children a re more likely to do well in s chool, theyre more likely t o be well-adjusted, they h ave lower instances of teen p regnancy, of drinking and d oing drugs all of the t hings you want for your c hildren. They all stand a b etter chance of being a ccomplished if you provide a simple, secure dinner table. So start planning out those m eals so you know what you n eed to pick up at the groc ery store, and what youll b e eating each evening (this i s why I created Menu M ailer, to make this part of y our life easier) and make an e ffort to eat more meals t ogether. Even if it takes you a while to get organized, one m eal a week is better than n one, so do what you can. I know you will love the w ay it feels to pause everything else you have going on in your lives so that you can sit around the table to share precious moments with your family. I hope that this year you will join our movement and resolve to get your family back to the dinner table. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. Learn more at www.savingdinner.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 Page B5 hometown biz; 9.347"; 17"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 0 0 0 3 4 8 9 0 Clubs & Organizations Courtesy pho to Sebring Elks 1529 is proud to announce the initiation on four new members for the month of December (from left) Sam Heed, Charles Stackpole, Michael Bryant, and Norman Cooper. Resolve to get back to the dinner table Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Food New Sebring Elks

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Page B6 News-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 www.newssun.com health page; 11.25"; 16"; Black plus three; process, health page dummy; 0 0 0 3 4 8 9 1 Clubs & Organizations Courtesy pho to C.B. Brewer (from left), president-elect of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary, presents a check to Dana Telesco, Darlene Phypers and Sammy Telesco, Str8 Up Youth Ministries. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Noon Rotary C lub presented Str8 Up Y outh Ministry with a check f or $888 at its regularly s cheduled luncheon on Jan. 2 Sammy and Dana Telesco g ave a very moving talk a bout Str8 Up. Dana said, We would not be where we a re today if not for this comm unity. Str8 Up Ministry is a nond enominational faith-based c ommunity youth center. It i s the vision of Sammy and D ana Telesco, inspired by t he Holy Spirit. The Str8 Up Y outh House is a safe place f or middle and high school age young people to come and learn about Jesus, get academic help and enjoy athletics and much more, all under the guidance of mentors and tutors. Str8 Up Youth Ministrys vision is to see the youth of Highlands County experience the love of God, the support of their community, and become faithful followers of Jesus and to lead others to Him. Their Christ-centered ministry seeks to provide a safe haven for our youth, physically, emotionally and socially. We believe a safe environment allows them the freedom to spread their wings in a setting where Christian principals are modeled and applied. The program strategy is based on coordinating community mentors to invest in the holistic growth of each youth. Mentors must pass a background check. They have changed their by-laws to state that you must maintain or be working towards a 2.0 GPAin order to attend Str8 Up. They recently received their 501C3 status from the IRS so donations are now tax deductable. If you would like to donate to Str8 Up, contact Sammy Telesco at 443-1176 or 699-1480. Str8 Up Youth Ministry shares vision with Rotarians

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Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID TOPS F L632 leader Judy OBoyle a skedmembers to share at t he last meeting their persona l Christmas celebrations. E veryone was happy to have h ad such special memories t o reflect upon. After the pledge to the f lag and the KOPS and T OPS pledges, Carolyn M ead led To TOPS Club W e Will Go. Barbara Huff g ave a program from Better H omes and Gardens on k eeping healthy, not only f rom illness but keeping y our body healthy as well. S he invited the members to g ive examples of how they k eep well and cut back on h idden calories. Karen Goodwin took roll call and although it was not a good week, following Christmas, it wasnt as bad as it could have been.OBoyle was the best loser and there were four turtles.Guest Dawn Edwards was welcomed. Yess for the week are oranges and fish, and the No-No is cookies. Mary Andersons name was drawn for the travel gift and as she is the star contest inventor, she will introduce a new contest next week that will start Jan. 13.Andersons contests are always fun, creative and unbelievable. The club will resume the alphabet contest at its first meeting in January andM is the letter. Ida Wyland won the drawing. The group is all about helping each other in the battle of over-eating so if youre interested in a group that supports and cares, join members on Monday at the Womens Club in Lake Placid. Weigh in is between 3 and 3:30 p.m.; the meeting starts at 4 p.m. Sebring Village hosting dance SEBRING Sebring V illage will host a dance f rom 7:30-10:30 p.m. on S aturday at the clubhouse, o ne mile behind Walmart off S chumacher Road. Music w ill be provided by Larry M usgrave. Cost is $5 per person. B YOB, ice is provided. S eating is limited,so please c all for tickets 386-0045 or 2 73-0875. Promenaders hosting Glow Worm Dance LAKE PLACID Find a f lashlight that will fit in your b ack pocket and come join t he Pine Ridge Promenaders f or our Glow Worm Dance o n Thursday. Sonny McCartney will begin calling at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RVResort on State Road 70, 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27, south of Lake Placid. Visitors are always welcome and square dance attire is not required. Refreshments will be served. For more info call Jim at 863-243-1226.Traumatic Brain Injury Group to meetSEBRING New Beginnings, a support group for people dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury, will be meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the office of H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical Center Ave., (behind HRMC). There will be group discussion. The goal of the group is to create a positive, supportive setting and experience in which the traumatic brain injured person can address physiosocial and adjustment issues related to their injury. Patient fellowship, selfimprovement, education and social activities will be stressed. The group will be meeting every first Thursday of the month through April 2014. Guest speakers and special outings will also be planned. New Beginnings is sponsored by Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. For other information please call Deanna at 385-1196, email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872.Womans Club meets MondaySEBRING The general meeting of the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Members are asked to bring their favorite covered dish. Co-chairs are Tina Macagnone and Nancy Place of the Community Service Public Affairs Program, and they are hosting Woodraun Wright, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County. Contributions to the community projects this month are: phone cards for the Safe House, canned goods and non-perishable food for the Heartland Food Reservoir and old eye glasses for The Lions Club. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 Page B7 UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; jan ads; 0 0 0 3 4 8 2 3 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main a jan ads; 0 0 0 3 4 8 6 6 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 9"; Black; 1/8/14; 0 0 0 3 4 9 3 7 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv included; 0 0 0 3 4 9 7 9 Courtesy photo Jim and Mary Moran learn the polka from instructor Ruth Jiminez (center), in the lounge. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Ballroom D ancers packed the Elks H all last Saturday swinging i n the New Year polka-style w ith Roger and Ruth Jiminez g iving an hour of instruction b efore the dance started at 6 :30 p.m.And while they w ere busy in the lounge, p romptly at 6 p.m., Mario R usso and Shaun, the pizza p eople, arrived with hot, f resh out-of-the-ovenl6i nch pizzas. Glenn Rieben a nd Dave Jackson got the p lates ready, and Olive J ackson, Benny Malloy, C laire Gilbert, and Pat M ancuso delivered to the e ntire group in 15 minutes flat. Some even had seconds.Meanwhile, Kinga was also serving up hot soup, buttered pretzels and hot dogsat the bar. Chrissy Harriman kept the polkas going, and also offered a variety of ballroom dancing and line dances. At the end of the dance, the New Year was toasted, with recycled hats, tiaras, and noisemakers brought in by the dancers. The next dance is scheduled for Feb. 8 with Mike and Peg Johnston, professional disc jockeys coming in from Tampa, to host the Fancy Pants Ball. There will be some surprises that night. Ballroom Dancers pack the hall Clubs & Organizations TOPS prepares for new contest Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will be bringing back the Elder Fair on Jan. 21, but with some changes. The Elder Fair was held for several years and it brought together many of the service providers in Highlands County, most of them health-care related. This year, however, there will be no health vendors or medical testing at the event. Instead, the Elder Fair will feature displays and information on residential security, personal safety, legal issues such as setting up powers of attorney, trusts and other retirement concerns, crime prevention topics, elder abuse signs and solutions and more. The event will also have a new home, moving from the fairgrounds to the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center on U.S. 27 at Georg e Boulevard. As in the past, admission to the Elder Fair is free and the hours are from 8:30-11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. The S.A.L.T. Council is a part of Triad, which is an organization consisting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs Association and the AARP. The purpose of this organization is to address the needs of seniors in the community especially as they relate to crime victimization and the fear of crime. Elder Fair returning with new focus Snapshots Courtesy photo T he Ladies of the Elks honorDianne Kurek as the Lady of the Elk for the month.Kurek has been a dedicated member of the L.O.E. and has helped in a number of ways.She is a Crafty Lady and always has great ideas for projects and f or lodge decorations and table decorations.She works bingo and many other events at the lodge. Lady Elk of the Month LAKE PLACID The Highway Park Neighborhood Council is again planning an elegant evening of fine dining, a silent auction, live band, great speakers and more for the third annual Highway Park Rising Gala on Saturday, Feb. 15. This annual event supports the restoration efforts of the Highway Park Community of Lake Placid. Donations are tax deductible. Plan for an evening of fine dining, live entertainment featuring HilLegacy Band, the Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers, Diversified Entertainment, and more. The Gala is planned for Sun N Lake Golf & Country Club, 522 3 Sun N Lake Blvd. in Sebring, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Contact Shirley Wilson at 465-5765 or Evelyn Colon at (804) 655 1915 for tickets. Admission is $50 per person. Dress is formal. Rising Gala planned Feb. 15 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges C orporate and Community E ducation Department is o ffering child care classes f or spring 2014. Introduction to Child Care c lass is a 40-hour class that c overs child care facility r ules and regulations, health, s afety, and nutrition, identif ying and reporting child a buse and neglect, child g rowth and development, b ehavioral observation and s creening, special needs a ppropriate practices. This c lass will meet on Mondays a nd Wednesdays, March 3 t hrough April 9, 5:30-9 p.m., a t the SFSC Highlands C ampus, 600 W. College D rive, Avon Park. The class, i ncludes six manuals, and c osts $199.99. The course n umber (CRN) is 21131. Completion of both the F CCPC I and II courses are k ey elements to earning a F lorida Child Care P rofessional Credential ( FCCPC). FCCPC I and II a ddress eight core areas of k nowledge and skill associa ted with delivery of quality e ducation to preschool child ren, and builds upon the c ontent of the state-mandate d training courses previousl y completed by the caregive r. SFSC is offering the F CCPC I course in English. T his class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 13 through May 1, 5:30 9:30 p.m., at the SFSC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park. The cost is $300 and the course number (CRN) is 20809. SFSC is offering the FCCPC II course in English. This class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 14 through March 11, 5:30 9:30 p.m., at the SFSC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park. The cost is $300, and the course number (CRN) is 21076. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information, email Debbie Gutierrez, at gutierrd@southflorida.edu or call 784-7032. LAKE PLACID The D alton Gang brought in the N ew Year last Thursday at the c ountry club, holding a dinn er/meeting and creating a b usy calendar to start off 2 014. The Jan. 20 day trip to S arasota dog track will be b oarding at the Publix parki ng lot at 8:50 a.m. and at the S ebring Sweetbay parking lot a t 9:20 a.m.; returning by 8 p .m. In February we are checki ng on the Fort Myers Dinner T rain, and March we are still b ooking for the Western C aribbean Cruise on the N orwegian Dawn from March 2 -9. There has been a revised c ruise pricing of $614.46 per p erson. Call Sioux, our travel c onsultant, at (941) 484-0728. B onnie Thompson is checki ng out the Winter Haven L ittle Theatre for April.As s oon as we have some solid i nformation on the dinner t rain and the Little Theatre, w e will be signing up at the F eb. 6 meeting at Placid L akes Country Club. Our coupon lady, JoLynne C rout-Deuel, will be at the t own hall on Sunday, Feb. 16. O ne of her projects will be to m ake your own laundry deterg ent very quickly and easily. T here will also be a coupons wap, and more tips to save m oney. We are digging for the n ames of the Placid Lakes Pioneers that have been here the longest. If you called in before, please call the town hall one more time and let us know who you are so we can start things rolling about the history of Placid Lakes.The plan is to have a social gathering, at least once a month, at the Placid Lakes Country Club in the afternoon, to reminisce and help create a historical publication garnered from the folks who pioneered Placid Lakes way back when. LAKE PLACID We are well on our way into the new year. Were getting use to writing 2014 on all our letters and checks. The Christmas decorations have been taken down and were glad were living in Florida where there are always flowers blooming and the outside doesnt look blah when the bright Christmas lights are gone. Monday morning coffee was made by Fred and Julie Foland and Pat Loritz. Peggy Sue Teague was the emcee and she asked Carol Noel for the Sunshine report. It did have sunshine as Tom Hover is home and so is Fran Shirley. Allen Frye is now in the Lake Placid Health Care Center. Emily Snider announced that there is a Bible class ever Thursday at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse. Tony Martin leads the class. Joan Rau told that the Military Soup and Sandwich Sunday evening meal will be 5 p.m. Jan. 12 for $6. The two soups will be bean and chicken. Peggy Sue Teague reminded all Red Hatters that the January luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at the Olive Garden. First we will come to the clubhouse at 10:30 a.m. for a meeting. Luetta Kiger was back after spending Christmas week in St. Petersburg with her daughter, Charyl, and John Mahoney. They enjoyed spending time in Treasure Island. It was good to see the return of other residents: Janet and Howard Tieman, Nancy and Terry Bishop, and Bob and Lu McPommell. Ladies coffee was made by Marysue Willeke. Fran Buero treated with shortbread cookies. Marilyn Cromer led the meeting. Jean Noyes had surgery, so we wish her well. Rick Knoche stopped by to tell us that committee group pictures will be taken next week for the parks directory. The monthly carry-in dinner will be Jan. 23. There is always a $1 donation at the door. The dance on Jan. 26 will be country and western. One date coming up to remember is that of the spring concert on March 29. Between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, have you consumed more calories than youd like to admit? Is it showing up on your body? Come to the morning exercise class led by Vickie Echelberry on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you like to dance, come at 8 a.m. If youd rather exercise, come at 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. We end up running a mile in 18 minutes while doing exercises. Stick with this class; it makes a difference. Tropical Harbor residents had a great New Years Eve party/dance in the clubhouse. Everyone brought hors doeuvres to share and their own beverage. There were nearly 140 in attendance. We only sell 140 tickets. Music was done by Toney and Diana. The event was hosted by Shelly Bushman, Pat Smith and Arlene Dammer. Prizes were won by Buddy Hodgon and Greta Cullen. Manners, dont forget, are kindness. You must always be kind. ScoreboardSebring Bridge Club results Dec. 30, 2013 North/South Eileen Kearns/Val Young first in A Mary Ellen Anderson/Ruth Harrind second in A Barbara McNany/Richard Russell third in A Victoria Spearin/Pat Sickinger fourth in A Jim Pollard/Marcella Vance first in C Marilyn Miller/Bill Scroggins second in C East/West Carol Buhlman/Steve Popham first in A Art Arvay/Mike Hughes second in A Bill Melot/Ron Bostic third in A Caroline Duncan/Diane Kelsey fourth in A Caryl Beckelman/Dennis Larson third in B Jan. 1, 2014 Claire Tracy/Steve Popha m first in A Margaret High/Minnie Benners second in A Bill George/Clayton thir d in A Beth and Jack Sayre tied for fourth and fifth in Awith Gail Creed/Val Young Sandra and Tom Staples second in C Page B8 News-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 www.newssun.com ringling bros; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; ringling bros circus; 0 0 0 3 4 8 1 5 BAILEY, PASTOR WILLIAM J.; 3.639"; 5"; Black; main A collinsworth; 0 0 0 3 4 8 2 4 E.O. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 Page B9 Diversions/Puzzles T AKEA BREAKBy JOELFAGLIANO ACROSS 1 One at a womans side? 6 Fixes keys 11 Person who might bump into you on a subway 16 Starbucks size 17 Model/actress Keibler 18 Brother of Prometheus 19 Choice 20 Road runners 21 Animal with a flexible snout 22 Unduly 23 Spoken instruction in animal training 26 Best Musical of 1975, with The 27 Completely dominates 29 He said the most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible 30 Oh, hmm 31 Elevator ___ 33 New York Titans org. 35 Bit of hopscotch equipment 42 Shady spot 44 In a state of conflict 45 Bee product 48 Iowas ___ Colonies 49 Name thats Hebrew for pleasant 50 Something ought to finally go my way 51 Philadelphia/New Jersey connector 54 Half of sechs 55 Il tait ___ fois (French fairy tale start) 56 Brand name thats an anagram of 31-Across 57 Rejections 58 Acted like a rat 60 Howdy 62 Item on a chain 65 Center of activity 68 Like some expenses 72 Pop icon? 73 Wash against, as the shore 75 Like some duties 76 Finsteraarhorn, e.g. 77 Its often divided into sections 0, 2, 4, 6, etc. 80 Country where the Blue Nile originates: Abbr. 81 Part of the healing process 83 ___ distance 84 A balconette is a lowcut style of one 85 Mlle., in Madrid 86 Like a Monday morning quarterback? 87 Symbols of dirtiness 89 ___ the Air (2009 Clooney movie) 90 Part of FEMA: Abbr. 91 Rat 92 Shoot! 93 Pass again on the track 95 Big dos 96 Fake 97 Precept 99 Dangerous person to play against for money 101 Old Olds 103 No-goodnik 106 Sounds from Santa 107 Sincere 113 Ad Council output, briefly 115 First president with a Twitter account 117 Decoration under a dish 118 2010 earthquake site 120 Walk heavily 121 Universal ___ 122 Blown out? 123 Best hand in Texas hold em 124 Talk face to face? 125 Having a ton of money to draw on DOWN 1 Presidential power first used by James Madison 2 Not on deck, say 3 Sometimescaramelized item 4 First National Leaguer with eight consecutive 100-R.B.I. seasons 5 Chicken ___ 6 Michael and Peter 7 Lab item that sounds like a popular website 8 Birth-related 9 Reason for a food recall 10 Big name in food service 11 Show anxiety, in a way 12 1989 world champion figure skater 13 Bear necessities? 14 Talk show starting in 2012 15 Miniature 24 To be, to Batrice 25 Jazz quintets home 28 Half of the Nobel Prize winners, typically 30 Secret society in Dan Browns Angels & Demons 32 Lets call it ___ 34 Muslim ascetic 35 Low, moist area 36 On the way out 37 ___ worse than death 38 Hang (over) 39 Harolds partner in comedies 40 Ice 41 Friendly term of address 42 Madam 43 The Wire antihero 46 Downhill sport 47 Tight ends? 52 Come again? 53 Scott of Happy Days 59 Youll trip if you drop it 61 Gross! 62 Well-protected, nonrunning quarterback 63 Sign word often translated into multiple languages 64 Duds 65 Tries 66 Emotional peaks 67 Pressing needs? 69 Unlike eagles 70 Appropriate 71 Silver, say 73 Next-to-last #1 Beatles hit 74 Sully 78 Spits rhymes 79 Beer buy 82 Tongue-lash 85 Subject of a 2009 national tournament cheating scandal 88 Meet the Press guest, for short 94 Possibly 96 Formed rising bubbles 98 Its not in Scotland 100 Apiece, at Wimbledon 101 Army attack helicopter 102 ___ Pitman, developer of shorthand 104 Freedom Tower feature 105 Bar at the bar 106 Microwaveable snack item 108 States further 109 Corner piece 110 Miniature 111 Dud 112 Jane who becomes Mrs. Rochester 114 Cause of a sudden drop in altitude 116 Marie Curie, e.g.: Abbr. 119 Word often shortened to one letter in text messages 123456789101112131415 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 26 27 2829 30 3132 3334 35 3637383940 41 4243 44 45 4647 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 5859 6061 626364 65666768 697071 72 73 7475 76 7778 79 80 81 8283 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 9495 96 9798 99100 101102 103 104105 106 107108109110111112 113114 115 116 117 118119 120 121 122 123 124 125 Solution on page B8 Welcome in 2014! Now is when the bills will roll in from Christmas and the crunch on your checkbook too. Coupons can be a very important tool to saving more money. Knowing when and how to use the coupons, when to clip and when not to clip coupons, can be confusing to say the least. With all the changes with store policies and limits, is it still worth my time to cut and print coupons each week? T. Marke, The Villages Yes, it is worth your time to clip the coupons each week. The manufacturers will have a sale to coincide with the coupon in your area. Eighty-eight percent of the coupons in your Sunday paper this week will be on sale in your area. The magic will happen when you use your coupon with the sale price. Many times I find that anotherbrand is cheaper without a coupon, and I feel like I have wasted my time orI am just not getting the hang of using coupons. D. Thomas, Leesburg It can be quite frustrating when you have spent the time to clip your coupons, research the sales, and head to the store only to find that another quality brand is less expensive without a coupon. It is perfectly OK to buy the other brand and put your coupon away. The key is saving money; if you plan on buying Kraft cheese with your coupon, but Sargentto is a better deal without a coupon, then buy the Sargentto brand. As a new couponerI ended up spending more at the store than I did before couponing. What am I doing wrong? J. Jansen, Tavares New couponers can end up spending more in the beginning due to feeling like they need to buy everything they have a coupon for. It is normal and there is a learning curve to using the coupons. Timing is key and having a coupon doesnt make it the right time to use it. The product will go on sale 95 percent of the time before the coupon expires. Holding the coupon until then will save you 50-75 percent on that product. Don't be discouraged and keep trying. Great question. Is there anything I can do with my expired coupons? I have the best intentions, but sometime s they expire before I can use the coupon. B. Smites, Mt. Do ra Yes! Great question. Our military can use expired coupons up to six months after the expiration date. This was set up for the bases overseas but many in the states will allow expired coupons at the PX or Commissaries as well. Every base is different. Coupsfortroops.com is a great resource for address es to mail expired coupons to. This would be a great community service action for your club or civic group. Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving & teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Senseney is a syndicated columnist and radio show personality. She travels the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Senseney for more information at Tanya@DivineSavings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information. To clip or not to clip coupons DearAbby: When my daughter was 20, she met a guy who one minute showered her with roses and the next would beat her up. She stayed with him thinking she could change him, and became pregnant. On her 21st birthday, she tried to get away from him. He chased her up the road and went to punch her in the stomach. When she turned to avoid the blow, it landed, hitting the baby in the head and killed the child. Abby, once a beater, always a beater. I hope all women in abusive relationships will see this letter. My daughter is fine now, married and expecting. I pray for the women and girls out there who are going through what she once had to. Pennsylvania Mom DearPennsylvania Mom: Im glad you wrote, because your letter reminds me that it has been some time since I printed the warning signs of an abuser. Here they are: (1) Pushes for Quick Involvement: Comes on strong, claiming, Ive never felt loved like this by anyone. An abuser pressures the new partner for an exclusive commitment almost immediately. (2) Jealous: Excessively possessive; calls constantly or visits unexpectedly; prevents you from going to work because you might meet someone; checks the mileage on your car. (3) Controlling: If you are late, interrogates you intensively about whom you talked to and where you were; keeps all the money; insists you ask permission to go anywhere or do anything. (4) Unrealistic Expectations: Expects you to be the perfect mate and meet his or her every need. (5) Isolation: Tries to isolate you from family and friends; accuses people who are your supporters of causing trouble. The abuser may deprive you of a phone or car, or try to prevent you from holding a job. (6) Blames Others for Problems or Mistakes: Its always someone elses fault if something goes wrong. (7) Makes others Responsible for His or Her Feelings: The abuser says, You make me angry instead of I am angry, or says, Youre hurting me by not doing what I tell you. (8) Hypersensitivity: Is easily insulted, claiming hurt feelings when he or she is really mad. Rants about the injustice of things that are just a part of life. (9) Cruelty to Animals or Children: Kills or punishes animals brutally. Also may expect children to do things that are far beyond their ability (whips a 3-year-old for wetting a diaper) or may tease them until they cry. Sixty-five percent of abusers who beat their partners will also abuse children. (10) Playful Use of Force During Sex: Enjoys throwing you down or holding you down against your will during sex; finds the idea of rape exciting. (11) Verval Abuse: Constantly criticizes or says blatantly cruel things; degrades, curses, calls you ugly names. This may also involve sleep deprivation, waking you with relentless verbal abuse. (12) Rigied Gender Roles: Expects you to serve, obey, remain at home. (13) Sudden Moon Swings: Switches from sweet to violent in minutes. (14) Past Battering: Admits to hitting a mate in the past, but says the person made him (or her) do it. (15) Threats of Violence: Says things like, Ill break your neck or Ill kill you, and then dismisses them with, Everybody talks that way, or I didnt really mean it. Readers, if you feel you are at risk, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org. 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. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) Check out these warning signs of potential abusers Savings Diva Tanya Senseney Dear Abby r LAS VEGAS (AP) D ish Network Corp. has u nveiled a new digital r ecorder system that can r ecord eight TVshows at o nce. The catch is that four o f those shows have to b e from the broadcast n etworks ABC, NBC, C BS and Fox. The syst em involves Dishs H opper digital video r ecorder and a new Super J oey add-on box for sepa rate rooms. Dish also unveiled p artnerships with LG C orp. and Sony Corp. so t hat Hopper users can w atch recorded shows in a second room without n eeding a Joey. Instead, t he system uses an app o n a smart TVor P layStation game cons ole. The announcements M onday at the I nternational CES gadget s how come a year after D ishs Hopper with Sling w as picked by reviews s ite CNETas the Best o f CES. The vote was a nnulled by CNETparent C BS Corp., which has b een fighting the H oppers ability to autom atically strip out TV a ds. CNETwas later d ropped as the shows a wards picker. On Monday, Dish also u nveiled Joey boxes that c an run wirelessly with t he help of a router that s its next to the Hopper. P reviously, Joey boxes h ad to be connected by s eparate coaxial cables. N ow they just need p ower outlets. I mprovements in Wi-Fi t echnology made the new w ireless set-up possible. New Dish Hopper set-up can record 8 shows at once

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Page B10 News-SunWednesday, January 8, 2014 www.newssun.com Chefs Corner Tim Spain Whats Cooking In about three weeks I will b e in Sebring to cook for T ania Urrelys Bobes family a nd friends while she celeb rates her birthday. I have k nown Tania since we were k ids when we both went to s chool in Wauchula. I have also had the pleasu re to prepare meals for her p arents, Magali and David, a nd their friends during o ther celebration parties. I r eally enjoy cooking for t hem because they are foodi es (a chef term for someone w ho really looks for the best p ossible food they can find t o eat) and that give me a c hance to make some cool d ishes. Acouple of years ago, I d id a dish for them call tuna c arpaccio and on the dish w as a sauce called aioli. A ioli is basically garlic, egg y olk, olive oil and lemon j uice, so you can imagine t hat it has some bold flavor a nd would be good on a n umber of things. I'm going to do this dish a gain at the upcoming party. I start by getting super fresh t una and pounding it b etween two pieces of parchm ent paper with a kitchen m allet. Then, I remove the t op piece of paper and place t he tuna side down on a very c old plate. Next, the top s heet is removed and the t una is lying flat on the p late. Now the toppings: capers, r ed onion, arugula, truffle o il, and the aioli. This is a g reat starter dish to any m eal. The flavors get your t aste buds going and, with a g lass of dry white wine, you w ill be in food bliss. I have included a modified v ersion of aioli that has m ayonnaise in it in place of r aw egg yolk just to be on t he safe side of things. I d ont know about yall, but I d o not care to make mayonn aise so I just use regular m ayo instead. After you m ake your aioli I suggest p utting in a squeeze bottle a nd storing it in your fridge. T hen start putting it on e verything that you would n ormally use mayo. Cheers, Chef. A ioli1/8 tsp. olive/canola oil 2 5/75 blend 1-7/8 each fresh peeled g arlic cloves 1/2 cup real mayonnaise 2/3 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1/8 tsp. koshersalt Toss garlic in oil. Place g arlic in sheet of foil and w rap to seal. Pre-heat oven t o 375 F and roast garlic u ntil soft and light brown ( approx. 15 minutes). Finely m ince the roasted garlic until i t forms a paste. Combine garlic with mayo nnaise in a mixing bowl. W hisk in the lemon juice a nd salt. Transfer to an a ppropriate storage containe r. Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center and M orrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at timmiespain@iammorrison.com/. Aioli instead of mayo