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079099401001 Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, January 22-23, 2014 Volume 95/Number 10 | 50 cents www.newssun .com Chalk Talk B6 Classifieds A9 Clubs B9 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 Editorial & OpinionA4 Friends & NeighborsB8 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Whats CookingB12 Index Mostly sunny High 56 Low 34Details, A12 By PHIL ATTINGER phil.attinger@newssun.comSEBRING A car stolen from somew here along Cypress Gardens Boulevard in W inter Haven ended up in Sebring. So did both Polk County and Highlands C ounty deputies who arrested one person at 3 25 Swift Ave. and were looking for a seco nd in that area off South Heron Street in S ebring,according to Nell Hays,Highlands County Sheriffs Office public information officer. Zachary Aldridge,29,will be charged in Highlands County with fleeing and eluding law enforcement and several traffic infractions. Further charges may be pending from both Highlands County and Polk County. That was good news to Donna Wood,public information officer for the Polk County Sheriffs Office,whose deputies asked for assistance in the chase. At 1 p.m. Tuesday,Wood didnt have too many details on the stolen car,where it was stolen or who stole it,but she said quick work by both agencies helped track down the car and a suspect. If you steal a car in Polk County and you end up going down to Highlands By BARRY FOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands County commissioners Tuesday morning decided to turn down a pay hike. The increase would have been given through a formula based on figures determined but the Florida Legislatures Office of Economic & Demographic Research. The states calculations determined that Highlands Countys constitutional officers were due a 3.72 percent pay increase. Acceptance of the hike by commissioners would have required a budget amendment that would have taken the additional $12,879 out of th e countys reserve for contingency bud get. However,the commission agreed that since county workers had receive d no pay raise,they also would not tak e one. Commissioners also agreed to give back any raise allocated to them retroactively. I blame the state for putting us in this position. They are the ones that made the population estimate because they feel that we are to be paid more based on their formula,commissioner Don Elwell said. Elwell indicated that although the amount of money was not significant, the raise itself would have been signi ficant inasmuch as the money would have come from the reserve for conti ngency the so-called rainy day fund. Several commissioners pointed to the fact that county employees had received no raise over the past six budget years and agreed that turning County turns down pay raise By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Members of Highlands Countys Take Stock in Children are looking for a few good mentors. A total of 33 to be exact. Each middle school gets four new seventh-grade scholarships for students and then there are a number of scholarships awarded at large as well , explained Olivia Scott,who is heading up the program. There also will be three new 10th-graders included. That will be one for each of the high schools here. The program is statewide,with the local organization also looking for mentors to serve in Hardee and DeSoto counties. Theres also a new partnership wit h Ronald McDonald charities,which will underwrite some of the scholarships. That program provides for high school students to be added into the mix. They bring dollars to the table and in turn we provide the wrap-around services such as the mentors,Scott said. There are 11 youngsters already involved in that program. They joined in the fall,Scott said. Some of them already have been matched with mentors. A number of other scholarships Deputies assist Polk with chase, arrest Katara Simmons/News-Sun Highlands County Sheriffs Office deputies get geared up Tuesday in pursuit of a car thief in Sebring Hills South. Law enforcem ent chased the suspect from Polk County into Highlands County and apprehended him at a home, inside of a closet. See ONE,page A8 See SCHOOL,page A8 Take Stock in Children seeking mentors See MATCHES,page A8 By PHIL ATTINGER SEBRING Not all natur al disasters are hurricanes, a nd some disasters are manm ade. So,members of the S eniors and Law E nforcement Together ( SALT) Council hope visit ors to Tuesdays Elder Fair c ame away with a better s ense of how to prevent b ecoming the victims of c rime,violence,scams, w recks,disasters or lack of p lanning. The fair,held Tuesday m orning at the Bert J. Harris J r. Agricultural Center on G eorge Boulevard,didnt h ave health vendors or free m edical exams. Instead,this f air focused on agencies that p rovide education and assist ance to seniors,and compan ies that provide help with c rime prevention,financial p lanning and end-of-life l egal issues. Attendance was sparse e arly in the morning thanks t o fog,said Nell Hays, H ighlands County Sheriffs O ffice public information and crime prevention officer, whose department organized the event. However,residents began to trickle in during the events second half. Hays finds that after 14 years of speaking with hundreds of people each year, some people still think something bad wont happen to them. It can happen to you, Hays said. Paul Hinman,retired Highlands County Jail commander and former crime prevention volunteer,said he would get calls from residents he had just educated on crime prevention saying someone had tricked them into giving away money or identification information. They forget the old adage:If its too good to be true,it probably is, Hinman said. Seniors are less familiar with online dangers and most seniors come from an era when people didnt lock doors and trusted handshake agreements,he said. We grew up in a time Fair helps seniors prepare, prevent disaster Katara Simmons/News-Sun Camar Smith, 3, waves to parade goers Tuesday during the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Sebring. Smith was part of the Mount Zion Missionary Church float, which received third place during the parade entry competition. More pictures on A3. Honoring King Katara Simmons/News-Sun Florida Poison Center representative Bonnie McDougle of Tampa shares a laugh with Lois Lemm on Tuesday during the Elder Fair in Sebring. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Great, just great, Donald Bond of Sebring said about the Elder Fair on Tuesday in Sebring. Bond attended the event for information as well as a visit with his granddaughter Stephanie Douglas, who is a representative of Peace River Center Victim Services See VENDORS,page A6 The right panEssential tips for finding the right cookware WHATSCOOKING,B12Kicking itStreaks fly by Eagles in district win SPORTS,B1 INSIDEONA2 A Premier mystery


A ARP offers driver safety class LAKE PLACID AARP w ill offer its Driver Safety P rogram class from 9 a.m. to 3 :30 p.m. Thursday. C omplete this class in one d ay. There will be no driving a nd no tests,but participants m ay get a possible discount o n their car insurance,good f or three years. The class will be offered a t First Baptist Church of P lacid Lakes,116 Cleveland A ve. NE. To register,call M ary Jane Lloyd at 4520 335. Y MCA hosting third Christian Concert SEBRING The H ighlands County Family Y MCA will host its third a nnual Christian Concert on M arch 1 at the Champions F or Children Circle Theatre f rom 6-8 p.m. This years show will feat ure The Jayc Harold Band, T he Wacaster Family,and N ala Price. Tickets will be a vailable for purchase at Y MCA starting Feb. 1 t hrough March 1. For inform ation,call 382-9622. W omen of Moose host karaoke SEBRING The Women O f The Moose Sebring C hapter 873 of Moose Lodge 2 259 will have a shrimp bask et dinner and karaoke with M elva on Thursday. Karaoke w ith Lora Patton will begin a t 6 p.m. Dinner and karaoke are o ffered by the women on the s econd and fourth Thursday o f each month. Functions s uch as the dinners and k araoke are ongoing f undraisers with the net profi ts being used for Moose and l ocal charities. The lodge is on U.S. 98, east of Sebring.Democratic Womens Club celebrate womens historySEBRING The Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County invites the public on Saturday,Feb. 1 to the Michelle/Hillary Luncheon for a celebration of womens history. (Black History Month is February and Womens History Month is March). Planned speakers are Joyce Hamilton Henry, Ph.D.,ACLU in Tampa,and Tabitha Frazier,a member of the Hispanic Caucus and an advocate for the Florida environment. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Island View Restaurant,Sun N Lake. Tickets are on sale for $28 per person. Call Velma Lumpkin at 471-2672 or Maria Kaiser at 382-9099 for information. Relay For Life looking for teamsLAKE PLACID The American Cancer Societys international fundraising program called Relay For Life is looking for more folks to step forward and help in the effort to raise funds to help those currently fighting cancer and to support research to cure and prevent cancer. The Lake Placid Relay For Life event will take place April 4. Cancer touches the life of every family in some way. The American Cancer Society has made great strides in supporting scientists who develop new drugs and therapies,as well as providing support for those struggling with cancer. Until this terrible disease is wiped out,more help is needed. For more information about the Lake Placid meetings or about its event in general,call Chelsea Levine at 243-0214 or email Cheryl Henderson at The Avon Park event is planned for May 2. The Sebring Relay is set for April 12. Page A2 News-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 DUMMY 2014; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 00034892 Jan. 17 110263151MB:11x4Next jackpot $51 millionJan. 14 423266269MB:13x3 Jan. 10 828363757MB:8x3 Jan. 18 1811194653x:5Next jackpot $2 millionJan. 15 131820284253x:4 Jan. 11 71315175153x:5 Jan. 20 1013151834 Jan. 19 47142432 Jan. 18 48132223 Jan. 17 24111724 Jan. 20 (n) 3972 Jan. 20 (d) 1164 Jan. 19 (n) 7689 Jan. 19 (d) 6411 Jan. 20 (n) 134 Jan. 20 (d) 077 Jan. 19 (n) 723 Jan. 19 (d) 925 Jan. 17 315283210 Jan. 14 2538393 Jan. 10 26142217 Jan. 7 1323364218 Jan. 18 1314193138 PB: 25Next jackpot $131 millionJan. 15 7892429 PB: 25 Jan. 11 1015334854 PB: 34 Lottery Center Question: Should there be process for residents to get speed control devices like speed bumps placed in their neighborhoods? Yes 65.3% No 34.7% Total votes: 222 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Next question:Should Avon Park pick a street that is not already named after somebody when it names a street after Martin Luther King Jr. ? Community Briefs By PHIL ATTINGER LAKE PLACID A L akeland school will come d own to Lake Placid in F ebruary to help teachers w ork with ways to improve s tudentsreading and writing s kills. A free class is scheduled f rom 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 a t the Heartland Educational C onsortium,1096 U.S. 27 N. C heck in starts at 8:30 a.m. Organizers need teachers t o sign up. The initial seati ng capacity of the class was 3 0 teachers. Thirty would be awes ome,said Susan Black, s pokeswoman for the three M cKeel Academy schools, b ut she said that there is no l imit on seats. Were using a big room. The McKeel IBIS W orkshop,which stands for I nnovative Best Instructional S trategies,is a partnership b etween the Heartland E ducational Consortium and M cKeel Academy. Black s aid it came out of a desire to replicate some of the peer-to-peer professional development training that teachers have had at national conferences. We wanted to bring it to schools in our local area, Black said. To give fellow teachers,our peers,proven strategies to improve student performance. Black said McKeel Academy of Technology made a proposal to the Florida Department of Education to have a program to pass on best practices to teachers and school administrators. Since McKeel was identified as a high-performing charter school in 2011,it qualified for a $250,000 Florida Department of Education Instructional Best Practices grant to pass on best practices to teachers and administrators of struggling schools:graded C,D or F. Since the program was approved,teachers have held workshops in Kissimmee, Riviera Beach,Riverview, Palatka and The Villages. With the workshop in Lake Placid,teachers hope to reach peers in Highlands, DeSoto,Glades,Hardee, Hendry,and Okeechobee counties. The free workshops are designed to provide resources,hands-on lessons and a look at the ways classrooms have been using the successful strategies. The focus is on helping teachers boost learning in the areas of reading and writing and on showing new ways to use technology,Black said. If local teachers cant make this date,other dates are listed at Questions about the McKeel IBIS Project team can be emailed to Ledger reporter Mary Toothman contributed to this story. Phil Attinger can be reached at or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed on Twitter @PhilAttinger. Free workshop to help reading, writing scores Courtesy pho to Special visitors recently to the Avon Park Depot Museum were (from left) Sheila Speed, Ken Speed and Nora Brown, all originally from the Manchester, England area. They were especially interested in the history of William and Mary King, the first permanent settlers in Avon Park in the 1880s. The Kings were from their native England and lived in Stratford-on-Avon before arriving in Lake Forest, later named Avon Park. A visit from across the pond By SAMANTHA GHOLAR samantha.gholar@newssun.comSEBRING A night of great food and entertainment await guests at the annual Childrens Museum of Highlands Countys Mystery Dinner fundraiser. For the 19th year,the museum will host a night of mystery and laughter put on by the Sleuths of Orlando. This years show, The Premier,will feature a cast of characters working to put on their very own production. Twists,turns and surprises will ensue as guests divulge in the theatrics of the show. Along with the unique entertainment,a delicious dinner will be served to attendees that is sure to satisfy everyones tastebuds. Each guest has a choice of three entrees: rrime rib,Borsin stuffed chicken,or eggplant parmesan. The meals will be provided by the Chateau lan restaurant. Childrens Museum director Linda Crowder is looking forward to the establishments biggest fundraiser of the year. Everything is going well so far. It will be the same set up as last year pretty much except with a different show. We will be having a fabulous silent auction going on following the dinner and the show. There were some really nice things donated this year from people in the community. Theres lots of fantastic things to bid on, Crowder said. The Childrens Museum of Highlands County will host its 19th annual Mystery Dinner,Show and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Saturday,Feb. 8 at the Chateau lan,50 Midway Drive,beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by stopping in at the Childrens Museum at 219 N. Ridgewood Drive in Sebring or online at Tickets are $75 per person. Corporate tables are $800 for a table of 10. Alan Jay Automotive Network and the Jarrett Family Foundation are this years event sponsors. Weve sold close to 100 tickets already but Im hoping to get around 175 sold. Thats my goal. We the same amount of guests each year and a good,core group o f attendees each year. We appreciate everyone. Its looking like itll be another good one,Crowder said. For more information about the Childrens Museum of Highlands County, ticket information of the Mystery Dinner Fundraiser contact the museum at 3855437. Tickets must be reserved by Feb. 1. Tickets on sale for Childrens Museum Mystery Dinner By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs WriterMIAMI BEACH Six g ay couples have filed a laws uit in South Florida seeking t o overturn Floridas ban on s ame-sex marriage. The lawsuit was filed T uesday in Miami-Dade C ircuit Court on behalf of t he couples by Equality F lorida Institute Inc. The lawsuit claims Floridas gay marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitutions guarantees of equal protection and due process. Similar claims have been made in other states,where judges in many cases have struck down gay marriage bans as discriminatory. Florida attorneys said there are about 40 lawsuits challenging same-sex marriage bans pending around the country. Florida voters enshrined a ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution in 2008. Attorneys for the gay couples say they believe public opinion is different now and that judges are increasingly concluding the laws are unconstitutional. 6 gay couples sue to overturn Florida marriage ban


www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 Page A3 CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, main A rt hands page; 00034867 HLT,processs 3x10.5 00035286 Katara Simmons/News-Su n The judges panel for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade consisted of Tiffany Green (from left), Stephanie Nellett and Gingerlee Michelllindo. According to Michelllindo, entries were judged based on theme, complexity and participation. Katara Simmons/News-Sun T he Most Wonderful Baby Contest float featuring Giselle Stukes won second place Monday afternoon during the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Sebring. More than 25 entries participated in the annual event to help honor Martin Luther King Jr. Phil Attinger/News-S un Curtisa Wooden, 16, of Avon Park High School, sang Life Evry Voice and Sing to open Mondays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at Memorial Field in Avon Park. Also called The Black National Anthem, the song speaks of hope and joy after a battle hard won through great struggle. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Louise Holdman, 94, was the Grand Marshall T uesday during the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Sebring. Holdman has lived in Sebring since she w as four years old. First time as a grand marshall in a parade, Holdman said It feels alright. Phil Attinger/News-Sun Katelyn Randazzo (from left); Roxanne Jankins, 13, and Salator Jenkins, 12, ride in Mondays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Avon Park. Their mounts Dawn, Ray of Hope and Tack-Lee, respectively provided guided horse rides to festival goers at Memorial Field after the parade. Phil Attinger/News-Sun Akin Thomas-Stukes of TYK Entertainment rides in Mondays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade from Hopewell Academy to Memorial Field. Cities honor civil rights leader


What we regret is the low participat ion. Sadly the attendance was not what S ALT hoped. We want elderly individuals to know a bout this useful annual resource and s eek it out next year. Although it began a s a health fair,it no longer addresses h ealth issues. For years the Elder Fair provided an o pportunity for older patients to ask q uestions about health care in general, o r healthy living or learn about organiz ations like hospice. As years passed, s everal health fairs organized by different groups took place throughout the year. As a result,the first health fair disbanded. Looking to educate elders on issues of safety and financial stability,the SALT council decided to take over the Elder Fair to provide different information. Nell Hays,of the Highlands County Sheriffs office and the fair coordinator, said the SALT council wants to help keep vulnerable people safe. When the elderly think about crime, Hays said,they typically visualize a robbery or mugging; few people think about the banking system,or fraud or identity theft. The fair was organized to help elderly individuals adapt to the worlds radical changes. A new crime wave revolutionized by computers, bank friendly regulations and electronic transfers. It is disturbing that cyber thieves and scam artists are so successful so often. The Elder Fair held Tuesday morning provided the opportunity to learn how to be careful in the cyber age. The council gathered all kinds of experts in one place so people could get answers to questions about crime prevention and safer ways of handling money,as well as how to spot elder abuse and what steps to take when you do. We strongly urge the elderly among us to take advantage of available services. There are more than you think. Call Nell Hays at 402-7369 for a list of the fairs providers,and dont miss the next one. Page A4News-SunWednesday, January 22, 2013 TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS W e thank and congratulate the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council for seeing a community need a nd filling it. The Elder Fair,held Tuesday m orning,provided valuable information,from h ow to prepare a power of attorney to discoveri ng Change of Pace,a volunteer organization p roviding support to caregivers of dementia p atients. Editorial & Opinion SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTERRI NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor VICKIE WATSONvickie.watson@newssun.comMITCH ADVERTISING T ake advantage of what is offered Hundreds of millions of people will be following the 2014 Winter Olympics,even though the underwhelming motto (Hot. Cool. Yours.) sounds less like a paean to athletic excellence than the sort of progression that accompanies a court-ordered paternity suit. Of course some people will be more keenly interested than others. According to Wikipedia,this 22nd Winter Olympics is on track to be the most expensive Olympics in history,with cost overruns more than quadrupling the original price tag. Perhaps the planners merely underestimated the cost of venues, transportation infrastructure and power supply infrastructure but political opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin accuse him and his cronies of embezzling tens of billions of dollars. An indignant Putin told reporters,I will hold a televised speech to deny these scurrilous charges just as soon as Bill Gates gets through polishing my shoes. NBC,of course,has a lot at stake. The network hopes the Olympics will help launch Jimmy Fallon as the new Tonight Showhost and boost their midseason series. Long-term,the network of Chicago Fireand Chicago PDhopes the Olympic momentum will catapult next falls Chicago Lenins Tomb Guardinto the Nielsen ratings stratosphere. Network executives and Olympics fans are mourning the fact that gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn and other marquee stars have been sidelined by injuries. How will their compelling personal stories ever be known now?they ask. (Well,if theyve ever made any phone calls...,offers new Russian resident Edward Snowden.) Advertisers are hoping for a huge worldwide audience of people watching disciplined athletes stretching the limits of human skill and endurance. Then those viewers are supposed to buy a new SUV for driving around the corner to buy junk food. Only in Amer well,only on Plan et Earth. Certainly terror ism is a specter hanging over the Games. Putin dreads hearing those horrible sounds. No,not bombs or guns ... show tunes. He wants to make Russia a safe and welcomin g place for athletes/tourists from all nations as long as their national dress does not involve looking like a Native American,cowboy, construction worker,motorcycle cop,leather guy... Many chide Putin for certain restrictive policies in Russia,but hes merely trying to uphold the grand tradition of the Russian nesting doll. He likes to see people in a closet inside a closet inside a closet inside... Rush Limbaugh is concerned that activist Olymp ic judgeswill start awarding medals of Gold,Silver and Trojan. He also fears the implementation of the morning aftertriple Lutz (I sort of regret what I did last night. Lets have a do over of that event.) Pope Francis sees the Winter Olympics as a way to further his human rights agenda. Did you know that although three continents have been home to the Winter Olympics,a country in the southern hemisphere has never been selected as host? Pope Francis will apply pressure to spread the wealth a little more. But there is no truth to the rumor that he promised Australia he would petition the Almighty to throw another capitalist on the barbie. Im sure many cheers wi ll be heard during the Games. I just hope they arent drowned out by President Putins shouts of,Hey, Oprah do you have my vodka swimming pool filled yet? Danny Tyree welcomes reader email responses at and visits to his Facebook fan page Tyrees Tyrades. Dannys weekly column is distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. newspaper syndicate. For info on using columns, email Cari Dawson Bartley at or call 800-6967561. Tone on a downward trend E ditor: The Town Council of Lake Placid v oted unanimously to change the ordin ance of allowing alcohol beverages n ot to be sold before 1 p.m. Sundays t o allow them to be sold beginning at 7 a.m. Sundays. Even though three of u s pastors and a lay person spoke a gainst this change and our Lake P Lacid Christian Ministerial A ssociation was against it,the change h appened. Furthermore,this change removes t he ban on alcohol sales within 800 f eet of a church or school. This is w rong! There should be more regard t han this for schools and places of w orship. This change of ordinance is certainl y a step in the wrong direction. The m oral tone of our nation is so comprom ised as it is,and this only adds to t he downward trend. Why the change? Purely economic! T he Lake Placid Chamber of C ommerce director said,We were p leasantly surprised when we heard t he town was working on removing t his ordinance and this (church) dist ance requirement,he said. Its posit ive for the downtown revitalization e ffort,which is just now getting starte d. He also said the committee would l ike to see more sidewalk cafes in the d owntown area and more areas where p eople can be served wine or beer w ith their meal. Frankly,right now t here are several places in the Lake P lacid town and area where people c an buy alcohol beverages with their m eal. Could people not have waited u ntil 1 p.m. on Sundays? A question:Has there been a thoro ugh research into other ways to bring b usiness and downtown revitalization t o wonderful Lake Placid? Frankly,this change may very well b ring little,if any anything,to further t he business climate of our town and there is no need to begin consuming alcohol beverages at 7 a.m. Rev. Jerry R. McCauley Visitation Pastor Memorial United Methodist Church Lake PlacidPraying for our leaderEditor: As Christian Americans we are commissioned by God to pray for our government officials,whether we agree with their political ideologies or not. God in His Wisdom has allowed President Obama a second term in office and it is by Gods authority alone President Obama will fulfill the purposes that God plans to accomplish for the American people. In the founding of America,our forefathers were in a constant state of prayer for Gods direction in founding America; they prayed at home,in church,in the street on their way to congress and they prayed before session,during session and in the closing of session seeking Gods Wisdom. It is our plan in 2014 to ask Americans to join us in prayer for President Obama. We have a Prayer List based in summary of the grievances found in the Declaration of Independence. These 12 issues are the breakdown of the 25 abuses of King George,which he had committed against the American Colonist during a 10-year period just prior to the American Revolution. It is not our goal to condemn the President; we want to edify our leader to realize the position God has called him to and that President Obama can change. Only God knows the hearts of men. 1. Unfair Taxes:(Obama Care) 2. Cutting off trade:(Unknown) 3. Abolishing good and helpful laws: (Executive order,NDAA) 4. Making arbitrary laws himself:(Executive order) 5. Creating new government departments with new officials that harassed the people:(Zars) NSA Cell Phones) (IRS Tea Parties, Conservative Groups) 6. Deprived the colonist of trial by jury:(NDAA) 7. Protecting his own officials that were murderous:(Bengasi) (Fast N Furious) 8. Attempting to establish military rule:(Militarized Local Police, National Civilian Service Corps) 9. Hiring mercenaries to harass and kill the colonist:(Bengizi,Fast n Furious) 10. Capturing and forcing colonist to fight against other colonist or be killed:(Unknown) 11. Fostering domestic uprising in the colonies: (Wall Street,Common core) 12. Disallowing or not hearing any appeals for justice:(Bengizi) John 3:16 God so loved the world, that he gave His begotten Son,that who so ever believeth in Him should not perish,but have everlasting life. 17) For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him they might be saved. Mr. President it is our prayer that you would see the error of your ways, repent,turn your heart back over to God and become the Great Man of God you are called to be. In Jesus name we pray,Amen. Joseph Stubblefield Men of Substance Crossroads Fellowship Sebring Winter Olympics: The untold story Tyrades! Danny Tyree Letters policyMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be auto matically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of loca l concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers,letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns,as well as any other opinion piece are solely the opinion of tha t author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page wed ads; 00034836 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main a jan ads; 00034866 WARREN SMITH Warren Arthur Smith, 90,of Wilmington, N.C.,passed away Sunday,Jan. 12,2014. Warren was born Aug. 28,1923 in Windsor, Conn. On Oct. 7,1943 h e married the former Dorothy Jane Damon of Enfield,Conn. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in Europe during World W ar II. Until his retirement, Warren was employed f or many years as a sales representative for New York Life. Warren lived for many years at Groton Long Point,Conn.,then retired to Sebring,Fla. and Plantation Village in Wilmington,N.C. He enjoyed traveling,hikin g, camping and sailing. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Warren is survived by his four sons,Bradford A. Smith and his wife Donna of North Andover, Mass.,Barry W. Smith and his wife Thea of San Jose,Calif.,Martin D. Smith and his wife Cheryl of Emerald Isle, N.C.,and Kerry R Smith and his wife Alice of Groton,Mass.; eight grandchildren,five greatgrandchildren,and his brother,Clarence Gouge of Yuma,Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife,Dorothy,in 2011. His life will be celebrated in a private ceremony. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Warren A. Smith to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation in Wilmington,N.C. or at Obituary Special to the News-SunThe Leapfrog Group n amed Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, w ith locations in Sebring a nd Lake Placid,and Florida H ospital Wauchula for the s econd time to its annual list o f Top Hospitals. The a nnouncement came at L eapfrogs annual meeting o n Dec. 3 in Arlington,Va., w hich gathered key decisionm akers from Leapfrogs netw ork of purchaser members, i ndustry partners,health care s takeholders and national c ollaborators. It is so gratifying to see t he fruits of our labor! Our p rofessional clinical staff a nd dedicated physicians are c onstantly striving for excell ence in everything they do. T he end result is better patient care for a happier patient,stated Florida Hospital CEO Eric Stevens. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey sets the highest bar for comparing hospitalsperformance on the national standards of safety,quality and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care. The 2013 Top Hospitals list was closely culled from a record number of 1,324 hospitals voluntarily participating in the survey. The medical staff feels proud,inspired,and engaged to see that Florida Hospital Wauchula was one of the 22 rural Top Hospitals in the United States to receive this recognition, said Florida Hospital Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jorge Gonzalez. The kind of consistent recognition from networks of stakeholders and collaborators like Leap Frog affirms that rural health care delivery is alive and well in our area,said Florida Hospital Vice president and Wauchula Administrator Denise Grimsley. This hospital staff works day and night every day of the year to respond with quality care. Were glad Leapfrog sees the difference they are making. The field of hospitals considered for this years elite Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction was more competitive than ever. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade,Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Florida Hospital Wauchula have demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. If my family or friends needed care,Id be comfortable sending them to Florida Hospital,said Leah Binder,president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Florida Hospital Wauchula were selected as a Top Hospitals out of a record number of 1,324 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Groups annual survey. The list includes 22 Top Rural Hospitals,55 Top Urban Hospitals and 13 Top Childrens Hospitals. Hospitals reaching this achievement include academic medical centers, teaching hospitals,childrens hospitals,and community hospitals in rural,suburban and urban settings. The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Groups annual hospital survey,which measures hospitalsperformance on patient safety and quality,focusing on three critical areas of hospital care:how patients fare,resource use,and management structures in place to prevent errors. The results are free to view and posted on a website (www.HospitalSafetyScore.o rg) open to patients and families,the public,employers and other purchasers of health care. Local Florida Hospitals awarded coveted Leapfrog Top Hospital distinctions Special to the News-SunSEBRING The sixth a nnual International Wine T asting to benefit the H ighlands Art League ( HAL) was held on Jan. 11 a nd raised funds for the o rganization to implement a dult and childrens art educ ation programs,as well as b ring art exhibits to South C entral Florida. More than 2 00 attendees dined around t he world with wine and f ood from France,Italy, S pain,Germany and C alifornia,plus micro-brews a nd gourmet coffees. The cuisine was prepared a nd provided by HAL board m embers,HAL volunteers a nd Chef Mac from the P alms of Sebring. While sampling the wines a nd foods,guests browsed a nd bid on silent auction i tems that included original a rt,unique gifts and getaway t rips. HAL board member K aren Andrews spearheaded t he organizations most popu lar fundraiser of the year, w hich is sponsored by L akeside Air Conditioning. Proceeds will help HAL f urther its mission to e ncourage emerging and e volving artists of all ages a nd to positively impact our c ommunity through the celeb ration and exploration of t he arts. Anyone interested in maki ng a tax-deductible contrib ution to the Highlands Art L eague or becoming a memb er can call 385-5312 or v isit www.HighlandsArtLeague.or g. HAL appreciates the volunteers,sponsor and committee members who contributed to making this event a success. The Highlands Art Leagues Village Where Art Livesis at the Allen Altvater Cultural Center in Downtown Sebring on the shores of Lake Jackson. The Village consists of four buildings:The Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop features studio artists and members gallery; the Visual Arts Center houses art classes for children and adults; MOTA features curated exhibits,art competitions and receptions; and the Clovelly House that is undergoing final renovations and will house visiting artists,as well as art business classes for high school students. For more information about Highlands Art League,visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.or g. Annual Wine Tasting raises funds for Art League Courtesy photo Sheri Saunders (left) and Cathy Albritton show off their hand-painted wine glasses, courtesy of the Highlands Art League. Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES Bok Tower Gardens commemorates its 85th anniversary with free admission and a special Dedication Day ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 1 with former U.S. Senator Bob Graham. Your Story Is Our Story is the theme of the days event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The National Historic Landmark was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge on Feb. 1,1929 as a gift to the American people from Pulitzer Prizewinning author,humanitarian and world peace advocate Edward Bok. Boks grandmother told him to make the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it,which he did throughout his lifetime and it still guides the Gardens mission today. According to Gardens president David Price, Edward Boks vision to create a garden as a sanctuary for people and wildlife is as important and relevant in todays world as it was 85 years ago. Were celebrating not only Boks gift,but also the public that has loved,protected,and supported this place. And were honored to have special guests in attendance including Bob Graham, former governor and senator of Florida,who will speak during our dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. One of the Gardens most popular special events,Crossing the Moat,gives visitors a rare opportunity to pass through the historic iron gates that surround the Singing Tower for a closer look at the Great Brass Door. Designed by renowned master metal worker Samuel Yellin,the Towers imposing door weighs approximately 1,100 pounds and features 32 brass panels depicting the Biblical story of creation. Japanese drummers will perform at 10:15 a.m. to invite all present to the Singing Tower for a ceremony featuring the presentation of the colors by the Lake Wales High School JROTC,followed by the singing of America the Beautifulby Amelia Updike,community volunteer and friend of Bok Tower Gardens. Father Tom Seitz Jr. from the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Wales will give the invocation,and the city of Lake Wales will present a proclamation declaring the first week of February as Bok Tower Gardens Week." Graham will speak about the rich history and passion of Edward Bok and the historical importance of Bok Tower Gardens to the state of Florida. This will be followed by a major announcement affecting the future of the Gardens. Dundee Ridge Middle School Select Choir, directed by Cathy Montero,will perform together with Geert Dhollander on the Singing Tower carillon. Complimentary refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony. Other Dedication Day activities include: Free Pinewood Estate tours from 10 5 p.m. Free greenhouse tours from 1-5 p.m. Free conservation tours at 1:30,2:30,and 3:30 p.m. Family tree planting event at 2 p.m. in honor of Boks enduring interest in nature Distribution of 2,500 longleaf pine seedlings for visitors to plant at home A Look Backexhibit in the Visitor Center featuring lesser-known facts, stories and photographs from throughout the Gardens85-year history. Bok Tower Gardens celebrates 85th anniversary Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Youve got t he idea. Now you need to k now how get on your way. Starting Your Business i s a class that teaches just t hat. From how to determine f easibility and legal structure t o the type of license you w ill need,this class covers a ll the essentials that will h elp you get started. Starting Your Business is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at University of South Florida. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. It will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday,Jan. 29 at South Florida State College Corporate and Community Education Room T24. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, Certified Business Analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited,so call Noel at 784-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for further information. 'Starting Your Business' seminar set Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to spend $55 million in the coming year to help the states beleaguered freshwater springs. Scott said he would include the money in budget recommendations he will send to state legislators. Legislators set aside $10 million for springs-related projects. The governors plan calls for splitting money between projects designed to restore wate r quality and projects that would develop alternativ e sources of water supply. Scott pledges money for springs protection By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ Associated PressMIAMI Authorities f ound a fifth dead pilot w hale and two more beached T uesday on a sandbar off the s outhwest coast of Florida, e ven as the U.S. Coast G uard reopened boat traffic i n the area. On Monday,two whales d ied and two others were e uthanized after beaching t hemselves south of Lovers K ey near Fort Myers. The fifth whale was found dead Tuesday morning about seven miles south near Hickory Pass. Blair Mase,a regional stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Fisheries Service,said necropsies will be performed on the dead whales. She said the two beached whales were listless and appeared thin and dehydrated. In December,more than 50 pilot whales stranded in Everglades National Park. Several died. Farther south,officials had been monitoring another two dozen pilot whales off the coast of Collier County,but Mase said those whales were last seen about 2 miles offshore Monday,a sign that they were not in immediate danger. She said the local sheriffs aerial team would monitor their path. 5th pilot whale found dead off coast


Page A6 News-SunJanuary 22, 2014 LAKE PLACID MARINE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A open house; 00035056 FIRST ASSEMBLY GOD (RETAIL); 5.542"; 5"; Black; main A; 00035281 w here the key was by the b ack door,said Susan M cCool,director of marketi ng for Statler Financial in S ebring. In addition to identity t heft and scam workshops, s taff members also advise c lients on local estimates for h ome repair,she said. What m ay sound like a good deal t o seasonal or new residents f rom another state may be o verpriced in Florida, M cCool said. She said people should a lso check a contractor to be s ure someone wont pull pers onal information out of a d esk drawer or home comp uter even when hired to f ix that computer. Once theyre in your h ome,theyre in your home, M cCool said. Nu-Hope Elder Care S ervices works to prevent s ituations where a senior m ight let a friendly person i nto their home without refe rences,said Laurie Murphy, r esource development direct or. The nonprofit provides h ome-delivered meals,group d ining,transportation,pers onal care services and s hort-term caregivers,so a s eniors regular caregiver c an run errands. Crime prevention is a part o f Nu-Hopes mission, M urphy said,since any f inancial,physical or emot ional loss can impact indep endence of someone on a fixed income. Preventing loss from disaster is one focus of South Florida State Colleges Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP),which organizes 416 volunteers to help Nu-Hope,the SALT Council and at least 28 other organizations,said program coordinator Kris Juve. Lee Ann Curry,RSVP volunteer,said when she worked with the American Red Cross,a lot of clients said I wish I hada prepared disaster kit. So I came home and put a wish I hadlist together, Curry said. She teaches people to build disaster kits from plastic home improvement storage buckets with air-tight lids to keep items fresh,dry and insect-free. Inside,she has vacuum-sealed items in plastic bags to conserve space and protect against water. Disaster kits dont have to be expensive,Curry said, showing off a widebrimmed,fold-up nylon hat she got free from her dermatologist. Most people have the necessary items already at home. She also recommends sealing documents in plastic for storage in safety deposit boxes. Banks also fall victim to disasters,she said. Juve said it helps to scan important documents into a computer and save them on a USB flash drive or Internet server. Such documents could include end-of-life directives,said Johnsie McAlister,community relations representative for Good Shepherd Hospice. Her organization teaches people to plan for loss of health at any age and to open a dialogue about it with a spouse or with children. Its important that the person charged with carrying out a do not resuscitateorder agrees with those wishes,she said. One way to avoid an untimely injury is driver safety,through the American Association of Retired Persons driver safety course. Coordinator Mary Jane Lloyd said theres no written or driving course test. Its just a seminar about safe driving habits,avoiding difficult situations,keeping ones mind and senses alert, and correctly interpreting road signs and pavement markings. Carl Wile,80,of Sebring, said he and his wife, Marilyn,took the course last year and it helped them lower auto insurance costs. The biggest help,he said, was learning to navigate by avoiding left turns,if possible. Phil Attinger can be reached at or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed on Twitter @PhilAttinger. Continued on page 19 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Marvin and Jane Bahler of Avon Park chat with Deanne Pieretti of the Handicapped A mericans Love of Life (H.A.L.L.O.) about her upcoming fundraiser that includes 10 public officials and a pig. The official who raises the least amount money via votes will kiss a pig. For more information visit Vendors hand out vital information to elderly By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated PressNEW ORLEANS A former Halliburton manager apologized to his family and friends Tuesday before a federal judge sentenced him to one year of probation for destroying evidence in the aftermath of BPs massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Anthony Badalamenti,of Katy,Texas,had faced a maximum of one year in prison at his sentencing by U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey. Badalamenti pleaded guilty in October to one misdemeanor count of destruction of evidence. The 62-year-old also has to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine. Badalamenti was the cementing technology director for Halliburton Energy Services Inc.,BPs cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Prosecutors said he instructed two Halliburton employees to delete data during a post-spill review of the cement job on BPs blown-out Macondo well. The judge said that the sentence of probation is very reasonable in this case. I still feel that youre a very honorable man,he told Badalamenti. I have no doubt that youve learned from this mistake. Badalamenti expressed remorse for causing undue stresson his relatives and friends. I am truly sorry for what I did,he said. Tai Park,one of Badalamentis lawyers,said his client had believed that the deleted data could be recreated and could be discarded. It did not involve any criminal intent. It did not involve any loss,but it did involve a misjudgment, Park told Zainey. Halliburton cut its own deal with the Justice Department and pleaded guilty in September to a misdemeanor charge related to Badalamentis conduct. The company agreed to pay a $200,000 fine and make a $55 million contribution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation,but the latter payment wasnt a condition of the deal. Sentencing guidelines had called for Badalamenti to receive a sentence ranging from probation to six months in prison. Zainey, however,wasnt bound by those guidelines. Four current or former BP employees also have been charged in federal court with spill-related crimes. On Dec. 18,a jury convicted former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix of trying to obstruct a federal probe of the spill. Prosecutors said Mix was trying to destroy evidence when he deleted a string of text messages to and from a BP supervisor. Mix faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing is set for March 26. BP well site leaders Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from the deaths of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon. Prosecutors claim Kaluza and Vidrine botched a key safety test and disregarded abnormally high pressure readings that were glaring signs of trouble before the April 2010 blowout of BP s Macondo well triggered a deadly explosion. Former BP executive David Rainey was charged with concealing information from Congress about the amount of oil that was gushing from BPs well before the company sealed it. Prosecutors said Badalamenti instructed tw o Halliburton employees to delete data from separate runs of computer simulations on centralizers,which are used to keep the casing centered in the wellbore. The data could have supported BPs decision to use six centralizers instead of 21 on the Macondo projec t, but prosecutors said the number of centralizers had little effect on the outcom e of the simulations. Halliburton notified the Justice Department about the deletion of the data, which couldnt be recovered. Park said criminal intentisnt an element of the misdemeanor charge to which his client pleaded guilty. He really is a man who has shown a lifetime of integrity,Park said. Halliburton manager gets probation in Gulf spill


Special to the News-SunSEBRING The 10th a nnual U.S. Sport Aviation E xpo drew to a close on S unday afternoon after one o f the most successful runs i n the events 10-year histor y. Abundant sunshine all f our days made a pleasing b ackdrop for the great varie ty of aircraft that enjoyed a n enormous amount of f light time throughout the w eekend. Four aircraft made their d ebut at the event:RANS A ircrafts S-20 Raven, T ecnam Aircrafts new Sea S ky on floats the only s uch model in the U.S.,the Z igolo Ultralight M otorglider from A eroMarine LSA,and the S uper Petrel LS from Florida L ight Sport Aviation. Sebring Regional Airport D irector Mike Willingham c alled the event the s moothest running ever and o ffered his appreciation to E xpo Director Jana Filip and h er husband Gary,who mana ge the event. Operationally,everything r an near flawlessly,and t hats thanks to Jana and G arys efforts. Willingham also lauded t he work of the 240 Expo v olunteers who oversee the m yriad of details necessary t o keep an event like the E xpo running,and he stated t hat gate traffic showed a h ealthy increase over attend ance in 2013. Expo Director Jana Filip a lso described the event as e xtremely smooth. We crea ted a new communication d ispatch system for our volu nteers to help them accomp lish their duties,and that w orked extremely well. E veryone pitched in and m ade the event happen,and w e thank them for their e fforts. Willingham and Filip both p raised the work of Air B oss,Inc.,which managed a ir traffic operations. All t he pilots spoke very highly o f how Air Boss managed air t raffic flow and how coopera tive they were,and we will definitely be bringing them back next year,Filip said. George Cline and his team did a great job. Willingham also was delighted with the performance of the events Wi-Fi system,calling it rock solidthroughout the weekend. He praised the efforts of Rapid Systems,which supplied that service. The Sebring Expo has a reputation among aircraft manufacturers as the event where airplane sales happen, and it lived up to that billing again this year,with many exhibitors reporting multiple sales. Ken Scott of Vans Aircraft said it was the best show ever for Vans Aircraft. We brought two aircraft to the show and Im estimating we gave at least 50 demo flights. Thats the beauty of this event; they make it easy to get our airplanes out to give demo flights and that helps sell airplanes. Bill Canino,President of SportairUSA,also called the event a successful one for his company. We talked with many serious prospects and have a long list of folks who were willing to give us their information,indicating a serious interest in buying an aircraft. Our list from this event is longer than we gathered at other major air shows last year.Canino also had kind words for the helpfulness of volunteers. They bend over backwards to help you with anything you need. Willingham also acknowledged the work of the airports office staff. We have a small team of five full-time staffers at the airport,and obviously the Expo offers some challenges to them. I want to thank Marsha Lee, Christine McCann,Vicky Stewart,and Beverly Glarner for pitching in to help the Expo be successful. Willingham also hinted at a big announcement that Sebring Regional Airport will be making soon about a new major tenant. Filip also offered her thanks to the many partners and sponsors who contribute to the Expos success, including aviation partners Flight Design USA,Zenith Aircraft,and Aviators Hot Line. She also recognized the numerous local sponsors who support the event. She announced the theme for Expo 2015 as The Next Ten for the Next Gen,referencing that next year will kick off the Expos next 10year run and adding that the Expo looks forward to continuing to work with aircraft manufacturers and other aviation companies to get the word out that recreational flying is attainable. We want to help the aviation community grow and help more people understand that earning a pilot certificate and owning an aircraft are attainable,affordable goals. Dates for the 2015 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo are Jan. 15-18. To keep up to date o n Expo happenings visit www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 Page A7 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 4"; Black; main A rt hand pg top of stack; 00034868 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 9"; Black; 1/22/14; 00034992 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; wed ads p/u; 00035010 Expo 2014 wraps up another successful show Photo courtesy of Jim Koeni ck The RANS S-20 Raven, which made its debut at the event, flies over the Expo grounds on Saturday evening. Associated PressNEWARK,N.J. A F lorida man faces federal c harges after authorities said h e sold a deadly toxin to an u ndercover agent. Jesse William Korff,19, o f LaBelle,Fla.,was arreste d over the weekend in F lorida. He was charged w ith smuggling and possessi ng a toxin in this case, a brin for use as a w eapon. Abrin is a natural p oison found in the seeds of a plant. It is similar to ricin. Prosecutors said Korff n egotiated over the Internet w ith the undercover agent in N ew Jersey. He allegedly peddled the p oison on a virtual black m arket of illegal and dangero us good,hidden in the s hadow of a secretive comp uter network favored by c ybercriminals,said New J ersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. Korff received $1,500 over the Internet from the agent and left the toxin hidden in two candles at a rest stop near Fort Myers,Fla., authorities said. Korff was arrested after the candles were found to contain abrin. Had this been an actual sale to a real customer,the consequences could have been tragic,Fishman said. According to the criminal complaint,Korff maintained a sellers profile on a website called BMR,through which he negotiated the sale of two liquid doses of abrin. He and the buyer agreed on a price of $2,500 for the two doses. The undercover agent transferred the equivalent of $1,500 in Bitcoin from a bank account in New Jersey to Korff on Jan. 6. They agreed the buyer would travel from Canada on Jan. 15 to pick up the abrin. Korff sent the agent pictures of the location at a rest stop about 10 miles from Fort Myers. Korff dropped off a fast food bag at the rest stop, authorities said. An undercover agent collected it and left an additional deposit toward the remaining payment. Korff was under surveillance during the transaction. Officials said even the smallest doses of abrin are potentially lethal to humans if ingested,inhaled or injected. It typically causes death within 36 to 72 hours of exposure. Korff is scheduled to appear before a magistrate in Florida on Tuesday afternoon and later be transferred to New Jersey. Feds: Florida man sold deadly toxin to New Jersey agent


Page A8 News-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 CITY OF AVON PARK; 3.639"; 5"; Black; garbage pickup change; 00035212 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/22/14; 00035282 C ounty,you can be sure that b etween the two agencies, w ere going to find you and y ou will go to jail,Wood s aid. Polk County deputies had r equested help with the c hase Tuesday morning,and H ighlands County deputies pursued the car to the Sebring Hills area,Hays said. Hays said the suspect had left the vehicle off South Heron Street and fled into the house at 325 Swift Ave., Hays said. After several attempts to get the man to come out,Deputy Steve Worley and K-9 Ozzie went into the home,found Aldridge hiding in a closet. He was arrested without incident or injuries. Phil Attinger can be reached at or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed on Twitter @PhilAttinger. Katara Simmons/News-Sun A Polk County Sheriffs Office helicopter helps track down a grand theft auto suspect T uesday in Sebring. One arrested, search continues for second suspect Continued from A1 down the raise was the right thing to do. Apparently,the notion that commissioners might turn down the suggested pay hike is a relatively new idea. This provision,that commissioners may give back a portion of their salaries,was not available a few years ago,Elwell said. The raise actually was enacted in October,and commissioners also agreed to give back any overage they had received. Some asked that their paychecks be adjusted for the balance of the fiscal year to last years level with others asking that they be allowed to simply write a check for the overage. The increase was not limited to county commissioners,it includes members of The School Board of Highlands County as well as the countys constitutional officers. Whereas the commissions money was to have come from the reserve for contingency fund,the money for other constitutional officers would be budgeted out of their individual requested and approved budgets for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. According to information provided by Highlands County Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox,both he and school board members accepted the raise as part of the boards salary schedule approved this past December. School board members, Cox accept raises Continued from A1 were added through the South Florida State College Foundation. To be a mentor,Scott said,an adult only has to value education and want to help a young person to succeed. Tutoring and counseling are not a necessity of the program. You only have to want to spend time with a teenager. It gives them somebody different to bounce things off of to give the kids a different perspective,she said. Mentors generally are matched on a number of different factors,with Scott doing the matching based on student applications and interviews. I can generally get a pretty good idea from those,she said. Some mentors are based on demographics,others come from a job field and/or other preferences. I had one girl who wanted to be a nurse,so I paired her up with a nurse, another was a Gator fan and wanted somebody who also was a Gator fan and that turned out well,she said. We have people from all walks of life that do this. The effort is a public/private partnership with the SFSC Foundation raising cash from private donors. Those funds then are leveraged against state money to purchase scholarships. Take Stock in Children began in the 1990s as a program called Doorways.The idea was to break the cycle of poverty by taking economically challenged youth and getting them to graduate from high school and move on to higher education. Scott said the thinking behind the founding of the program was,Could we get students at the poverty level to graduate from high school if we dangled a college scholarship in front of them? The program will commence 90 days after the contracts are signed. That is expected to happen this coming April. Matches based on a number of different factors Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Members of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office search for a suspect Tuesday in Sebring. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. R ick Scott will vote against a proposed constitutional a mendment to allow the m edical use of marijuana if i t makes the 2014 ballot. Scott said through a s pokeswoman Tuesday that h e has empathy for people b attling difficult diseases, b ut hes also seen the dama ge drug abuse can do. Scott previously has said h e is opposed to illegal use o f marijuanaand hes supp orted Attorney General Pam Bondis challenge to keep the proposal off the ballot based on its summary language. But hes been less specific about the medical marijuana issue. Scott,though,says he will respect the will of voters if they approve a medical marijuana amendment. Lawyer John Morgan is leading a petition drive that is approaching the number of signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot. Gov. Scott will vote against medical marijuana


www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014Page A9 rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-528 Division:COWDEN IN RE:ESTATE OF BETTY KAMKA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BETT Y KAMKA,deceased,whose date of death was November 24,2013,and whose social security number is XXX-14-XX38,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE 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 claim 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 OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 22,2014. Personal Representative: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-527 IN RE:ESTATE OF PAULINE OSTLUND GREEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PAULINE OSTLUND GREEN,deceased,whose date of death was September 26,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE 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 15,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Paula Mae Green 2532 NE 12th Avenue Pompano Beach,Florida 33264 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ William J.Nielander Attorney for PAULA MAE GREEN Florida Bar Number:0386014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 January 15,22,2014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 January 22,29,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-425 IN RE:ESTATE OF ODELL J.ROSE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ODELL J.ROSE,deceased,whose date of death was January 9,2012,is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE 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 22,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Sandra O.Rose Smith P.O.Box 389 Venus,Florida 33960 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ William J.Nielander Florida Bar Number:0386014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-345 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF MARY K.ZWAYER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary K.Zwayer,deceased,whose date of death was February 12,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South 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 22,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas Zwayer 924 Galaxy Avenue Sebring,Florida 33876 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ James V.Lobozzo Jr. James V.Lobozzo Jr.,Esq. Attorney for Thomas Zwayer Florida Bar Number:274178 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S.Ridgewood Drive Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 402-2436 Secondary January 22,29,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No:FC 13-286-FCS THELMA D.PARKER, Petitioner and HENRY G.PARKER, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO:HENRY G.PARKER 1013 Locuse Dr Apt.C,Conyers,Georgia 30012 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Thelma D.Parker in C/O Laurence A.Steel,whose address is 18 NW 3rd Avenue,Ocala,Florida 34475 on or before March 5,2014,and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter.If you fail to do so,a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: none.Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders,are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office.You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address.(You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office.WARNING:Rule 12.285,Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information.Failure to comply can result in sanctions,including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED:January 16,2014 ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Cyndi Dassinger Deputy Clerk January 22,29; February 5,12,2014IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.2013-CP-000539-PCAXMX Division Probate IN RE:THE ESTATE OF DUDLEY A.PALMER, a/k/a DOUG PALMER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The formal administration of the Estate of DUDLEY A.PALMER a/k/a DOUG PALMER, deceased,File Number 2013-CP-000539-PCAXMX,has commenced in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court,Highlands County,Florida,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent,and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this Court at the address set forth above WITHIN THE LA TER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE AS SET FORTH BELOW OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON SUCH CREDITOR. All other creditors or persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has not been served must file their claims with this Court at the address set forth above WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE AS SET FORTH BELOW. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS 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 the first publication of this Notice is January 22,2014. Personal Representative: ARDEN P.GRIFFITH 5932 Caymus Loop Windermere,FL 34786 Attorney for Personal Representative: ERIC S.MASHBURN Post Office Box 771268 Winter Garden,FL 34777-1268 Phone number:(407) 656-1576 Fax number:(407) 877-9166 Florida Bar Number:263036 January 22,29,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000692GCAX-MX CITIMORTGAGE,INC., Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, ASIGNEEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,OF LONNIE FAYE WILLIAMS,DECEASED; MICHAEL LOUIS WILLIAMS,HEIR; CHRISTINE WILLIAMS,HEIR; IF LIVING,INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THEIR RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES,AND AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); SECRETARY OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSINGEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS,OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER,OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF LONNIE FAYE WILLIAMS,DECEASED Whose residence is/are unknown. YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses,is any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra,9204 King Palm Drive,Tampa, FL 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660, fascimile (813)915-0559,within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property,to wit: THE EAST 10 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 6 AND THE WEST 100 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 7,BLOCK 1,SAID LOTS LYING AND BEING IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 58,PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO (NOW HIGHLANDS) COUNTY,FLORIDA. If you fail to file your response or answer, if any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C.Consuegra,9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa,Florida 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660,facsimile (813)915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 10th day of January,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. File 156803 January 22,29,2014 Dated this 10th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 12-07281 JPC January 22,29,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.13000360GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. ENEROLISA SORIANO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ENEROLISA SORIANO; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 9, 2014,and entered in Case No. 13000360GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and ENEROLISA SORIANO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ENEROLISA SORIANO; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL,IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 25th day of February, 2014,the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment,to wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 8 AND ALL OF LOT 9,BLOCK 155,SEBRING HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION,AS PER PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 97,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.13000511PCAXMX Division:Cowden IN RE:ESTATE OF RICHARD L.RYAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard L.Ryan,deceased,whose date of death was August 23,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South 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 ABOVE,IN S ECTION 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 22,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Kurt R.Ryan 4707 Autumn Glory Way Chantilly,Virginia 20151 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ William F.Sullivan E-Mail Florida Bar No.109374 Portley and Sullivan 2211 East Sample Road,Suite 204 Lighthouse Point,Florida 33064-7590 Telephone:(954) 781-7600 January 22,29,2014 Florida Bar Number:274178 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S.Ridgewood Drive Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 471-0751 Secondary January 22,29,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.13-492 PC Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF PAUL G.WETMORE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PAUL G.WETMORE,deceased,whose date of death was August 3,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 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 A FTER 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 22,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela Matheis 281 Greenfield Road Winter Haven,Florida 33884 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ James V.Lobozzo Jr. JAMES V.LOBOZZO,JR.,ESQ. A ttorney for Pamela Matheis 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-266 IN RE:ESTATE OF FRANK B.LOWN,JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of FRANK B.LOWN,JR.,deceased,has been entered with the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is Clerk of the Court,Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was October 7,2012; that the total value of the estate is less than $75,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Katherine Lown,794 Byrd Avenue,Bridgewater,NJ 08807. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,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 15,2014. A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: John K.McClure A ttorney for Katherine A.Lown Florida Bar No.286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 South Ridgewood Drive Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 402-2436 Secondary Person Giving Notice: Katherine A.Lown 794 Byrd Avenue Bridgewater,NJ 08807 January 15,22,2014


Page A10News-SunWednesday, January 22, The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-017:INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION/REPAIR Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email: at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-463 IN RE:ESTATE OF BETTY PHILEMON ODHAM, a/k/a BETTY WATERS ODHAM Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent,the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending,and the file number are indicated above.The address of the court is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870.The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate,even if that claim is unmatured,contingent or unliquidated,you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate,including unmatured,contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE,ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is February 24,2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 22,2014. Personal Representative: BETTINA GALAS 303 Pelican Ave. Sebring,FL 33870 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R.RHOADES,P.A. Florida Bar No.:308714 Clifford R.Rhoades,P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring,Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 January 22,29,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-530 IN RE:ESTATE OF FRED ANDREW COOPER,SR. Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRED A NDREW COOPER,SR.,deceased,whose date of death was November 24,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce A ve.,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 A FTER 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 15,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Marsha Tapler 1212 J R Dr. Garner,North Carolina 27529 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ C.Parke Sutherland C.PARKE SUTHERLAND,ESQUIRE A ttorney for MARSHA TAPLER Florida Bar Number:0870781 900 W.Main St. A von Park,FL 33825 Telephone:(863) 452-6900 Fax:(863) 452-5200 E-Mail:sutherland@a vonparkla w .com January 15,22,2014 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME STATUTE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the "Fictitious Name Statute'', Chapter 865.09,Florida Statutes will register with the Division of Corporations,Department of State State of Florida,upon receipt of proof of the publication of this notice,the fictitious name to-wit: F L O R I D A H O S P I T A L H E A R T L A N D M E D I C A L C E N T E R C O M P L E T E F A M I L Y C A R E Under which the below named party/parties will engage in business at 9 3 5 M a l l R i n g R o a d S e b r i n g F l o r i d a 3 3 8 7 0 That the party/parties interested in said business enterprise is/are as follows: F l o r i d a H o s p i t a l H e a r t l a n d M e d i c a l C e n t e r ( d b a o f A d v e n t i s t H e a l t h S y s t e m / S u n b e l t I n c ) Dated at Orlando,Seminole County,Florida, January 21,2014 January 22,2014 /s/ Michael M.Disler 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Michael M.Disler MICHAEL M.DISLER A ttorney for Representative Florida Bar No.606782 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,FL 33870 Phone:863 385-5139 Fax:863 385-2566 January 22,29,2014 1050LegalsDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894


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Certified Appraiser 45 + Years of experience, Fees based on Sales. We do it all! Call Stan at 863-414-5284 SEBRING 4804Leucadendra Dr,( Sun "N Lake Estates ) Fri & Sat, Jan. 24 & 25, 8am ? Leather Dual RecliningCouch & Reclining Chair, Adult Clothes, Household Items & Much More! SEBRING *MULTIFAMILY SALE* 1609 Covair Ave., (behind Walmart) Fri & Sat, Jan 24 & 25. Tools, Welder, Collectibles, Household Items & Much More! SEBRING *CLUBHOUSE SALE Hammock Estates 2840 John L St. (off Hammock Rd) Sat. Jan 25, 7am 11am. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING *ESTATESALE* at St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Dr., Fri. 1/24, 8am3pm & Sat. 1/25 8am-1pm. Johnson Bros. Dishes, Milk glass, Crystal, Silver, Bunnykins, English bone china & Much More! A Must See!! SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSale! Sat. 8 1pm. 1801 Queen Ave. Toys, Books, Clothes, Furn., etc. SEBRING *ANNUALTOWN & COUNTRY M.H. PARK SALE* Sat. Jan 25, 8am 1pm. Park at gate & use Golf carts if needed. Clubhouse has lunch, bake sale and items to sell. Follow map to sales in park located at end of Cooper Rd, behing Coker Fuel. SEBRING *HUGH SALE 1702 Theon Ct. (1mi. N. of Downtown Cir. on 17) Fri & Sat, Jan. 24 & 25, 8am-? Old clocks, Pocket watches, Old pocket knives, duck decoys, Chainsaws, Handsaws, Hand tools, Tool chest full of Craftsman tools, Lamps, Lawn mower & More! LAKE PLACIDEstate Sale! Fri. Sat. 8 4pm. 844 CR 621 Unit B-11. Furn., kitchen & household goods. Everything Must Go! LAKE PLACID*LEISURE LAKES* HOA ANNUAL GARAGE SALE. Fri & Sat, Jan 24 & 25 8am-1 pm, at Leisure Lakes Fire Department 3022 Miller Ave., Lake Placid. LARGE YARDSALE Annual Yard Sale MARANATHA VILLAGE Sat. Jan. 25 8am-12 noon Multi family village YARD SALE Arbuckle Creek Road, 2 miles east of SR-17 North, Sebring Household,tools, clothing, crafts & MUCH MORE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SCHWINN TRICYCLE( 3 wheel ) Adult Bike. Good Condition. $250. 863-385-7520 or 863-414-4180 CRAFTSMAN ACBlower / Vac With Bag. Used 2 Times. $67. 863-382-6741 BOOKS WESTERNSpick any 20 paperbacks for 10.00 call 863-385-1563 BI FOLDDOORS (2) 75" long, (2) 64" long and (3) passage doors 30" wide. ALL for, $35 863-453-3104. 7310Bargain Buys TRAILER 6'X 12' / Continental Cargo / Single Axel. $1800. 863-414-1900 CHAIR "CATNAPPER ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR. Extra Large Size, Faux Leather Chestnut Color. Like New! $700. 863-382-4057 7300Miscellaneous 7000 Merchandise SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled living, dining, kit., bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator w/ water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets or Smokers. 863-835-0061 6300Unfurnished 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 LAKE PLACID1 & 2 BR, APTS. RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE, FORECLOSURES WELCOME THORNBURY APARTMENTS TTY 800-955-8771 863-465-4526 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSPRING LAKE2BR/2BA/ Central Air/Heat, Washer Dryer Hook Up, Dishwasher, Fridge w/ice maker, Range & Cable incl. in rent. 863-381-8069. 6050Duplexes for RentSEBRING -Duplex 2BR/1BA, screen porch, carport, A/C, appl's incl., near mall & hospital. W/D hookup. No pets/smoke. Move In Special $550/mo. 1931 Fernway St. 305-490-5399 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORFACTORY LIQUIDATION SALE 6 models to choose from 1200 sq. ft. up to 2400 sq. ft. 12K OFF! John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialGENTLEMAN /SITTER CAREGIVER looking for position. Experienced with References. 863-658-4837 2300Work Wanted ROYAL CAREof Avon Park currently has a FT Environmental Services Directors position available. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge in electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling system, must have experience in working in a SNF also must have supervisory experience. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. PHYSICAL PLANT OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (FT) Application Deadline: 1/28/14. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO. GENERAL LABORPOSITIONS Local Retailer hiring general laborers for project for 10+ weeks in Sebring. 2 shifts available immediately. 40 hours a week. Benefits offered Light cleaning, stocking shelves, moving equipment, and painting Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift 40 lbs. Please call 863-5351318. Must be able to pass drug screening and background check, and have verifiable references. FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONIST (PT/FT) for Busy Electronic Imaging Facility. Experience Only Apply. Send resume to: PO Box 1923 Sebring, Fl. 33870. 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 r ewarding career enriching the lives of others with ComfortKeepers. Apply online today at: 863-385-9100 CASE MANAGER,FARMWORKER JOBS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM (FT)Application Deadline: 1/30/14. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. 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 Utilities Director Hiring Review Committee The Lake Placid Town Council appointed Utilities Director Hiring Review committee to review Utilities Director Candidate Applications.The first meeting will be held on Thursday,January 23,2014 at 9:00 AM 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 PLAICD Eva Cooper Havepeman Town Clerk January 22,2014 Kathy Haley,City Clerk City of Sebring,Florida Robert S.Swaine Swaine & Harris,P.A. 425 South Commerce Ave Sebring,FL 33870-3702 City Attorney January 22,2014 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE Please take notice that Ordinance No.1371 will be presented to the City Council for adoption upon its second and final reading at the City Council Chambers,368 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,on the 4th day of February,2014,at 6:00 p.m.A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk.Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance.The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: A N ORDINANCE VACATING THAT CERTAIN ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED AT THE EAST END OF WEST JOSEPHINE STREET IN BETWEEN LOT 9, BLOCK 175 AND LOT 1,BLOCK 55,VALENTIA DEVELOPMENT SUBDIVISION,LYING IN SECTION 33,TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,AS SHOWN ON HIGHLANDS COUNTY MAP 90-C,AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes,as amended,the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings,he will need a record of the proceeding and that,for such purpose,he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. This notice shall be published on January 22,2014. /s/ Kathy Haley INVITATION TO BID CITY OF SEBRING SEBRING,FLORIDA The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-019:3514 KENILWORTH BLVD,SEBRING, FL 33870 SEBRING HIGH SCHOOL LIFT STATION TRASH PUMP INSTALLATION Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email:,at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM, Thursday,February 6,2014,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person,by mail,of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances of local,state and federal authorities having j urisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida January 22,24,2014 bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Thursday,February 13,2014,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person,by mail,of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances of local,state and federal authorities having j urisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida January 15,22,2014 1055HighlandsCounty Legals rf CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00035220 CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00035260 DUMMY 2014 2X3 AD # 00035243AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00034870 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00034869


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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING With postseas on drawing ever closer u pon the horizon, wrestlers f rom all over descended u pon Sebring Saturday m orning for the 20th Annual S piegel Memorial I nvitational. Atotal of 18 teams in all w ere on hand and took to the m ats in the Blue Streak gym i n a day-long wrestling m arathon. The prestigious tournam ent was won by Somerset A cademy with 175 points, b ut Highlands County was r epresented well as Sebring p laced third with 149 points a nd Avon Park fifth with 1 23. The Red Devils placed f our wrestlers into the finals i n their respective weight c lasses, three coming away w ith overall wins for the d ay. Dre Neely, in the 113p ound class defeated Belen Jesuits Julian Ramirez by a 7-6 count to take the title, while Christian Suarez had a similarly close match, 7-5, in defeating Joey McKenna of Martin County at 152 pounds. Delraoy Blake cruised to a 20-7 major decision over Strawberry Crests Farron Rainford in the 195-pound class and Kenny Egan lost a close 4-2 match to finish second to Lakewood Ranchs Hunter Reed at 106. We are seeing where we are at, Avon Park head coach Blake Germaine said. This tournament and the Polk County tournament next week will get us ready to go. The Blue Streaks also placed four grapplers into the title matches, though just Casey Ricker was able to come away with a weightclass win. Ricker, at 170 pounds, handled Haines Citys Tyler Wilson 9-4 to take the title. Finishing second in their respective weight classes for Sebring were Brandon Washburn at 132, Ty Johnson at 182 and Luis Sanchez at 285. This is definitely the time you want to get your kids used to IBTtournaments, Sebring head coach Josh Miller. Weve been strictly dual tournaments up to this point and it was good to get an IBTin and does lead us up to Polk County Tournament next week and there will be 18 teams there. Bartows Ryan Chaney finished second in the 160pound division after dropping a tight 7-5 title match to Jerry Vail of Palm Bay. That puts Ryan at 31-9 now and still unranked, Bartow head coach Vince Tolley said. And he was just a JVkid last year. Just a sophomore, Ridge Communitys Austin Allen also finished second after losing at 10-4 title match in the 138-pound division to News-Sun DayXX, Mnth ##, 2014 BSection Sports NASCAR This WeekPAGEB3 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Casey Ricker looks to his coaches for advice, but would take care business in winning the 170-pound weight class Saturday during the 20th annual Spiegel Memorial Invitational. Streaks, Devils strong at Spiegel See SPIEGEL, B4 Blake Germaine Avon Park head coachThis tournament and the Polk County Tournament next week will get us ready to go. Lauren Welborn/News-Sun T he 2014 South Florida State College Panthers are ready and anxious to get the season underway. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Anew y ear, new faces, and the r eturn of some familiar and e ven some previously i njured ones paint a picture o f promise for the upcoming P anther baseball season. With Fall ball over and the f irst game of the season a gainst Southwest Tennessee C ommunity College in St. Pete on Friday, Jan. 31, approaching, the South Florida State College boys are more than ready to kick things off with a strong start. We are chomping at the bit to get started, said head coach Rick Hitt. Were excited to get everybody back and get started. Hitt explained that the Panthers suffered the loss of 10 starters last year, five of which to injuries. Four of those injured players have bounced back to rejoin the team this season. We are excited to have those guys back on the field. Among those returners includes the likes of lefthanded pitchers Taylor Layner and Justin Tedder, who will add to the diversity of the SFSC pitching staff. We feel comfortable with our pitching depth. From that perspective, we are going to be in pretty good shape, said Hitt. Defensively we have been very sound throughout the fall. We have done a lot of very good things. While your defense can keep the opponents at bay, it Panther baseball ready for season See SFSC, B4 By BRADYFREDERICKSEN The Lakeland LedgerAUBURNDALE While S ebring and Poinciana p layed the early parts of M ondays District 11-3A t ournament opener more like a boxing match than a soccer m atch, the feeling-out period w as short-lived. Sebring scored twice withi n the span of a minute o nce on a Larry Gilchrist b last and again on an Austin W estergom rebound and u sed that outburst to propel them to a 5-0 victory over Poinciana and a date with second-seeded Lake Wales in Tuesdays semifinal round. It was a good win, we really kind of needed that, said Sebring coach Keith Bowyer. Our seasons been up and down. Were really trying to peak at the right time. Tomorrow night we know weve got a really tough match. While the third-seeded Blue Streaks jumped on the Eagles five minutes into the match, Poinciana had a chance soon after they fell behind 2-0, but missed wide-left with an open net. The goals kept coming in packs in the second half, too. Gilchrist blasted one in off a rebound in the first minute of action, and Westergom added his second score in the midst of a chaotic penalty box. The ball slipped by the Poinciana keeper, and Westergoms tap in slowly rolled into the net for the Blue Streaksfourth goal. Those guys are ones that normally will score for us, Bowyer said. Those are the ones we want on (tonight), which is a good thing. Sebring added one last score late in the match when Wesley Koning blasted a shot in the 53rd minute to seal up the win. Soccer Streaks fly past Eagles Sebring5Poinciana0 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun fil es Larry Gilchrest blasted home two scores in Sebrings Monday district tournament win. By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated PressPeyton Mannings Denver Broncos and Richard Shermans Seattle Seahawks were the NFLs best all season, so its fitting that theyll meet in the Super Bowl. Nobody scored as many points or gained as many yards as the Broncos. Nobody allowed as few points or gave up as few yards as the Seahawks. And nobody won as many games as those clubs, either. What a way to finish the season. When the AFC champion Broncos (15-3) play the NFC champion Seahawks (15-3) on Feb. 2 at what could be a chilly MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., it will be the first Super Bowl since 1991 pitting the leagues highest-scoring team in the regular season against the team that was scored on the least, according to STATS. Its also only the second time in the last 20 Super Bowls that the No. 1 seed in each conference reached the NFLchampionship game. It will be a great matchup, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. I think its an extraordinary opportunity to go against a guy that set all the records in the history of the game. That, of course, would be Manning, the 37-yearold quarterback who is the only four-time NFL MVP and no one would be surprised if No. 5 arrives the night before the Super Bowl. He established marks by throwing for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards, helping Denver lead the league with 37.9 points and 457.3 yards per game. Manning is an inescapable pitchman, too, seen Sunday after Sunday during TVcommercials. Hey, there he was selling cars during breaks in the broadcast of the NFC title game. Expect even more face time now. Mannings oft-told tale, certain to be repeated a million times in the coming days, includes his comeback from a series of surgical procedures to his neck, attempts to cure problems that led him to sit out the entire 2011 season. That also led the Indianapolis Colts to send him packing despite two Super Bowl appearances with that club, including a title in 2007. Its certainly well-do cumented what my journey the past 2 1/2 years has been, said Manning, wh o could become the first starting QB to lead two franchises to titles, but this teams overcome a lot of obstacles this year. None more serious, perhaps, than coach John Foxs absence for about a month because of a heart operation. Other issues included the fax faux pas that precipitated the departure o f pass rusher Elvis Dumervil, star linebacke r Von Millers drug-testin g suspension and seasonending knee injury, and the losses of a handful of other starters on defense Being in my 16th season, going to my third Super Bowl I know how hard it is to get there, Manning said. He threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-16 victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game Sunday. Mannings offense scored on six consecutive possessions, accounted for more than 500 yards, had zero turnovers and zero sacks. OlNo. 18s opposite number in two weeks, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, provides a real contrast as he seek s his and the Seahawks first Super Bowl trophy. Wilson is 6 inches shorter, 12 years younger, a skilled scrambler in only his second pro season after slipping to the third round of the draft; hes a guy who had to transfer colleges to get playing time and thought about pursuing a baseball career instead. Any time you get to the Super Bowl, Wilson said after Seattle beat th e San Francisco 49ers 2317 on Sunday, its a special time. Other members of the Seahawks getting the chance to introduce themselves to a wide audience Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl pits top O, top D See SB, B4 Peyton Manning Bronco quarterbackI know how hard it is to get there. Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Eagles looking for coachesAVONPARK The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization is accepting applications for football and cheer coaches at all age divisions for the 2014 season. If you are interested in coaching, you may go to click on the Registration tab, and select Coach/Volunteer tab to view requirements and submit application. If you have any questions, you may contact Cliff Howell at 863-253-7070, or Melissa Lane at 863-381-9325.AP Softball sign-upsAVONPARK APSoftball will be holding registration for girls aged 4-15 on Saturday, Jan. 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 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 for more information. AP Rotary Golf Tourney setAVON PARK The annual David Doc Owen golf tourney hosted by the Rotary Club of Avon Park will be held at Highlands Ridge North golf course on Saturday, Feb. 22, with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. This years tournament will be a fourperson 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 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.GOLS Indoor SoccerAVON 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.Valentines Tennis TournamentSEBRING The 20th Annual Valentines Tennis Tournament will beg in Saturday, Feb. 15, on the Thakkar Tennis Center clay courts in the Country Club of Sebring. Registrations are being taken by the Highlands County Tennis Association fo r players of all ages and levels of play for this fun event. Prizes will be awarded to first, secon d and consolation-round winners of A, B and C divisions. Registration fee includes fun, compet itive matches, T-shirts, morning and lunc h refreshments and an evening dinner Sunday at Chicanes. Registration fee is $30 for HCTA members, $40 for non members. Student registration fee is $15. Celebrate Valentines weekend with your sweetheart, or for those who do no t have a mixed doubles partner, the committee will find your match for the even t. Matches begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, with Finals on Sunday, Feb. 16, beginning at 1 p.m. The awards banquet at Chicanes begins at 6 p.m. Sunday. To register, or for more information, call Laurie at 452-5899, or Lynda at 47 10389. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPSSunday, Jan. 19 Denver 26, New England 16 Seattle 23, San Francisco 17PRO BOWLSunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)SUPER BOWLSunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. Denver vs. Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto2020.500 Brooklyn1722.4362.5 New York1526.3665.5 Boston 1428.3337 Philadelphia1328.3177.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 2912.707 Atlanta 2119.5257.5 Washington2020.5008.5 Charlotte1825.41912 Orlando1130.26818 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 337.825 Chicago2020.50013 Detroit 1724.41516.5 Cleveland1526.36618.5 Milwaukee733.17526WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio329.780 Houston2815.6515 Dallas 2518.5818 Memphis2020.50011.5 New Orleans1624.40015.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Portland3110.756 Oklahoma City3110.756 Denver 2020.50010.5 Minnesota1921.47511.5 Utah 1428.33317.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2914.674 Golden State2617.6053 Phoenix2317.5754.5 L.A. Lakers1626.38112.5 Sacramento1425.35913 ___ Mondays Games Dallas 102, Cleveland 97 L.A. Clippers 112, Detroit 103 Washington 107, Philadelphia 99 Charlotte 100, Toronto 95 Brooklyn 103, New York 80 New Orleans 95, Memphis 92 Atlanta 121, Miami 114 Chicago 102, L.A. Lakers 100, OT Houston 126, Portland 113 Indiana 102, Golden State 94 Tuesdays Games Orlando at Brooklyn, late Boston at Miami, late Portland at Oklahoma City, late Sacramento at New Orleans, late Minnesota at Utah, late Wednesdays Games Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. Boston at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Dallas at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 8 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3115365141109 Tampa Bay2916563146123 Montreal2717559126120 Toronto2620557145154 Detroit21181052122134 Ottawa2119951139155 Florida1923745116148 Buffalo132773386133 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh3413270157120 N.Y. Rangers2721357128128 Philadelphia2519656137144 Columbus2420452138135 Washington2219852142150 New Jersey20191151115123 Carolina2019949117137 N.Y. Islanders2024747142166WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago3281175184139 St. Louis3310571170108 Colorado3112567142122 Minnesota2719559125125 Nashville2222751125152 Dallas2120850137152 Winnipeg2223549141150 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim379579175126 San Jose3212670161123 Los Angeles2915664128103 Vancouver2516959127127 Phoenix2317955141149 Calgary1627739111159 Edmonton1530636131181 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Mondays Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Philadelphia 3, SO Boston 3, Los Angeles 2 Florida 5, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 4, Detroit 1 Nashville 4, Dallas 1 Toronto 4, Phoenix 2 San Jose 3, Calgary 2 Tuesdays Games Florida at Buffalo, late St. Louis at New Jersey, late N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, late Carolina at Philadelphia, late Ottawa at Washington, late Los Angeles at Columbus, late Minnesota at Dallas, late Toronto at Colorado, late Vancouver at Edmonton, late Winnipeg at Anaheim, late Wednesdays Games Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Girls Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Charlotte,2 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Lincoln Park Academy,7 p.m.; Girls Soccer in Regional Quarterfinal,vs.Academy of the Holy Names,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Girls Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Charlotte,12:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof,Senior Night,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Polk County Invitational,George Jenkins,10 a.m. Avon Park TODAY: Girls Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Charlotte,2 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Kathleen,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Polk County Invitational,George Jenkins,10 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Ridge,6/7:30 p.m. N B A W E D N E S D A Y 8 p m Oklahoma City at San Antonio . . . . E S P N 1 0 : 3 0 p m Indiana at Phoenix . . . . . . . . E S P N T H U R S D A Y 8 p m L.A. Lakers at Miami . . . . . . . . T N T 1 0 : 3 0 p m Denver at Portland . . . . . . . . . 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 Wake Forest at Virginia Tech. . . . . S U N 7 : 3 0 p m Duke at Miami. . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 8 p m South Carolina at Georgia . . . . . . . 3 8 T H U R S D A Y 7 p m Illinois at Ohio State . . . . . . . . E S P N 7 p m Florida at Alabama . . . . . . . E S P N 2 9 p m Colorado at Arizona. . . . . . . . E S P N 2 G O L F T H U R S D A Y 1 1 : 3 0 a m LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas Classic . . G O L F 3 p m PGA Farmers Insurance Open . . . G O L F Times, games, channels all subject to change T E N N I S W E D N E S D A Y 3 p m Australian Open Quarterfinals . . . E S P N 2 9 : 3 0 p m Australian Open Womens Semifinals E S P N 2 T H U R S D A Y 2 p m Australian Open Mens Semifinal . . E S P N 2 N H L T H U R S D A Y 7 : 3 0 p m Ottawa at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . S U N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Playoffs NBA NHL Page B2 News-SunWednesday, January 14, m By CHARLES ODUM Associated PressATLANTA The Atlanta H awks didnt talk about endi ng their nine-game losing s treak against Miami. The Hawks only wanted to m ake up for the last loss in t he streak an overtime d efeat in Miami last month. Paul Millsap scored 26 p oints and the Hawks overc ame LeBron James30 to b eat the Heat 121-114 on M onday night, leaving Miami t o bemoan its defensive w oes. To us, this was a get-back g ame, said Atlantas Lou W illiams, who had 12 points. We felt we should have won t he last one in Miami that we l ost in overtime. James blamed poor defense f or Miamis fourth loss in its l ast six games. We scored enough points t o win, so obviously it was d efense, James said. Especially in the first half. The Hawks led 71-70 at h alftime. DeMarre Carroll finished w ith 19 points and Pero Antic h ad 17 for the Hawks, who b eat Miami for the first time s ince Jan 2, 2012. It was Atlantas first home w in over the Heat since Nov. 1 8, 2009. The Hawks have been r ebuilt under second-year g eneral manager Danny Ferry a nd first-year coach Mike Budenholzer. Most Atlanta players said they had no idea the Hawks had gone so long without beating the Heat. I never even knew that, Millsap said, adding the Hawkswere more motivated by Miamis back-to-back NBAchampionships. Anytime you play Miami or any great team, you want to step up and play your best, Millsap said. I think thats what we did today. Chris Bosh had 21 points for Miami, which was without Dwyane Wade for the second straight game. The Hawks set a season high for points in a half and points allowed by a Miami opponent in a half. The Heat trailed despite matching their season high for points in a half. It was only the second time in Miamis franchise history both teams had at least 70 points in a half. I cant just pinpoint what it is, James said of the defensive woes. Its a little bit of everything. At some point weve got to figure it out. Its just not good basketball right now. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said the defensive problems were all across the board, Athrough Z. There just wasnt a lot of pride on that side of the court tonight, Spoelstra said. We tried to win it on a shootout and then when our offense came up dry on the road toward the end, a couple missed shots and turnovers, we werent able to secure a win. The Hawks led 57-45 late in the first half and kept a 97-92 advantage entering the final period. Even so, Miami appeared bound for its eighth comeback from double-digit deficits of the season. With a large portion of the Atlanta crowd chanting Lets go, Heat! James sank a 3-pointer with 7:06 remaining for a 104-all tie. James made another jumper on Miamis next possession to give the Heat the lead. Carrolls 3-pointer for Atlanta tied it at 107. Miami took its last lead when Mario Chalmers, who had 17 points, made one of two free throws. The Hawks regrouped to lead 112-108 following two free throws by Millsap. The Hawks led 116-111 when a missed layup by Atlantas Shelvin Mack set up Jamesthree-point play to cut the lead to two points. Kyle Korver, who had 12 points, answered with a 3pointer. James had a turnover on a bad pass and a missed 3pointer on Miamis next two possessions. Hawks hold off Heat 121-114 Page B2 News-Sun Wednesday, January 22, 2014


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i s the bats that are a key part t o a teams success. Every year is a different y ear depending upon what t ype of team you put togethe r from an offensive pers pective, explained Hitt, w ho has high hopes for the b ats in his lineup. Hitt has made significant e ffort in carefully selecting w ho will don the Panther u niform this season, and he c ommends the efforts of his t eam in more ways than one. We worked really hard o n the chemical makeup of t he team, he shared. We h ave seen a lot of very posit ive signs. We have seen a very g ood, solid set of attributes f rom a lot of these players in terms of buying into the workload, the success we are expected to have both on and off the field. These factors will play a significant role as the team prepares for quite a busy year. The rigors of a 56-game schedule can really take their toll, but the ability to maintain the bond throughout the season is something that I think helps greatly with success no matter how talented you are, said Hitt, praising his team for being able to progress together as one. Aside from aiming for a winning record as well as both team and personal successes, the Panthers have one main goal for this season. When fans come out and watch our games, they come to watch the type of baseball that we have played here for a long time and the type that they are used to. The Panthers are certain to give the crowd what they come for, and those fans will have the opportunity to see for themselves at the Panthers play their first home game on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. against Seminole State College. Special to the News-SunOverall Female: Annie Callahan 27:15 Female Masters: Sue Voltz 28:25 Female 10 and under NamePlace Time Lindsay Holden131:36 Brooke Walker235:18 Jenna Walker335:27 Haley Barajas438:26 Karina Valadez542:47 Kayleigh Bush644:43 Yailyn Becerra745:49 Taylor Walker845:52 Daniella Barragan945:55 Katie Leal1046:59 Morgan Dolay1148:03 Angelina Arce1249:06 Nicole Martinez1349:20 Sarah Sherley1451:57 Female 11 to 14 Hannah Edwards131:13 Sara Harris234:02 Kendall Prescott334:07 Madeline Whitney434:27 Kileigh Howell535:37 Kayla Ming642:23 Laura Arce742:46 Lindsey Sapp843:35 Kaitlyn Varady952:16 Briana Gomez1053:40 Teje Goldsmith1154:04 Kenije Roper1254:37 Kasi Lorenzo1354:16 Danielle Ricca1355:41 Ymani 1455:34 Female 15 to 18 Leah Moore127:53 Nicole Moore229:52 Chelsea Whitmire331:12 Ashley Townsend432:16 Amber Hucks532:24 Savannah Edwards633:55 Briana Arce747:55 Missy Barajas851:41 Female 19 to 23 Michaella Campbell141:40 Deta Waller241:41 Courtney Pollard352:02 Taylor Bennet452:03 Mana Ramos555:01 Female 24 to 29 Claudia Cendejas128:47 Jennifer Whitaker232:29 Amanda McElroy334:12 Janet Barber434:24 Kayla Bateman535:30 Courtney Conklin636:40 Lauren Falls751:49 Kristine Cole852:03 Female 30 to 34 Deanna Cassels131:11 Kaylie Lindsey232:28 Casey Tumbleston333:42 Jennifer McClelland438:23 Lucretia Roberts538:52 Chastini Manint641:14 Narda Becerra745:53 Vivian Melendez845:56 LaDonna Perry948:56 Joy Paikai1051:09 Mandy Baker1151:13 Laura Sherley1251:57 Michelle Richmond1353:09 Janet Ambriz1455:55 Female 35 to 39 Tera Ming128:09 Erica Ashley234:03 Marisa Stam338:13 Sandi Holmes438:51 Robin Peterson539:20 Sereana McMillian639:52 Maria Gomez741:40 Hillary Hathaway844:43 Wendy Walker945:46 Mandy Fugate1045:47 Betsy Canavari1145:54 Elisa Ochoa1249:19 Jennifer Lane1351:50 Emily Jones1452:00 Marianela Gomez1553:56 Susan McCarta1654:11 Guadalupe Gonzalez1754:58 Female 40 to 44 Debbie Seidenzahl128:26 Rosemary Soto230:47 Sophia Martinez330:49 Meredith Ritacco432:51 Irma Arce535:18 Vicki Hicks637:09 Christy Boone738:27 Kristina Reifsnyder841:15 Kelley Bolliger943:26 Mindy Whitney1048:06 Stephanie Dola1149:27 Michelle Harris1251:10 Donna Varady1352:15 Marcy Irwin1453:10 Carey Conner1553:11 Carla Ball1653:12 Gracie Valadez1754:10 Dina Capuano1854:32 Female 45 to 49 Laura Thompson129:29 Dana ORourke231:47 Toni Weaver342:22 Kay Svendgard447:34 Kathy Leverette548:03 Christine Wrenn651:43 Female 50 to 54 Annamarie Grimes134:06 Julie Edwards239:32 Julie Coker339:42 Robin Gonzalez442:18 Kathryn Fantin545:19 Phyllis Beach648:39 Valerie Baker751:14 Amy Montz851:39 Sherri Bennett952:02 Maria Flores1053:52 Female 55 to 59 Shirely Whitsitt139:16 Barb Sheasley240:11 Ramonita Pacheco346:40 Kathy Dehart448:06 Teresa Perez551:42 Patricia Carter654:46 Female 65 to 69 Mary Rucker135:31 Victoria Barajas253:55 Female 70 and over Ginger Keimel150:52 Kaye Wise257:23 Maria Flores363:40 Overall Male: Josh Zahller 19:46 Male Masters: Victor Ochoa 22:59 Male 10 and under Jake Wirick131:34 Walker Holmes233:45 Chase Lane333:46 Lincoln Holmes438:25 Casen Simmons541:00 Chris Winslow643:29 Jack Svendgard746:59 Hunter Lane949:57 Anthony Capuano1054:05 Mason Vega1049:59 Ryden Umbauch1155:38 Connor Svendgard1255:39 Humberto Ambriz1355:56 Ernesto Ambriz141:03.00 Male 11 to 14 Erskin Toliver126:03 Christian Hernandez226:43 Peyton Ming327:42 Ethan McMillion427:52 Isayiah Patterson528:40 Cade Simpson629:21 Dan Leverette729:37 Niquan 831:29 Doneric Puglisi932;37 Patric Hely1034:10 Kaylub 1137:40 Jayden Lee1238:09 Mitchell Coker1340:06 Kyler Reihl1440:06 Josh Vega1541:27 Mason Jacobs1644:17 Jhordy Sanchez1749:55 Male 15 to 18 Christopher Flores125:16 Joel Lieder228:09 Fernando Rivera330:21 C.J. Wilson432:44 Rafael Ramos533:56 Bladimir Perez641:35 Mark Leverette751:44 Male 19 to 24 Steve Endicott123:39 Addison Walker227:00 J.C. Kohl 333:46 Connor Wrenn451:42 Male 25 to 29 Johnathan Simons124:00 Arturo Garcia224:23 Oracio Molina325:29 Rodney Tumbleston433:19 Male 30 to 34 Jesus Garcia123:26 Cory Lindsey231:59 Chris Umbauch332:32 Chad Umbaugh433:14 Marcos Molina538:47 Chris Winslow643:28 Male 35 to 39 Jacob McClelland125:21 Jason Holmes235:42 Male 40 to 44 Darryl Wirick131:45 Chris Capuano241:56 Brandon Ball353:09 Male 45 to 49 Tom Ricca128:24 J.C. Leverette229:55 Angelino Puglisi332:49 Mike Ritacco433:12 Ralph Arce543:17 Male 50 to 54 Walt Kohl128:51 Chris Beach228:56 Charles Wilson335:49 Nelson Pacheco438:40 Male 65 to 69 Richard Rucker128:28 Rod Matthews230:29 Male 70 and over Dale Bargar143:09 Results By Race Management Systems, Inc., Central Florida Striders, Chet Brojek and Douglas Morton www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 Page B4 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports tv included; 00034819 UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; jan ads; 00034823 J ared Dipsiner of Lakewood R anch. I believe this will help m e over my next two years o f high school wrestling, A llen said. Ridge Community (64.0) l ed Polk County teams with a 10th-place finish while B artow (48) and Haines City t ied for 12th and Frostproof ( 19) finished 18th. Avon Park and Sebring w ill be the two non-county t eams at the Polk County t ournament Friday and S aturday at George Jenkins. B ill Kemp of the Ledger Media Group contributed to this story. Spiegel Memorial Invitational Team Standings1. Somerset Academy ( SA) 175, 2. Palm Bay (PB) 1 74, 3. Sebring (S) 149, 4. L akewood Ranch (LR) 145.5, 5. Avon Park (AP) 123, 6. Ft. Pierce Central (FPC) 83, 7. Steinbrenner (GS) 80, 8. Strawberry Crest (SC) 80, 9. Belen Jesuit (BJ) 67.5, 10. Ridge Community (RC) 64, 11. Cocoa Beach (CB) 59, 12. Bartow (B) 48, tie. Haines City (HC) 48, 14. Sarasota Riverview (SR) 44, 15. Martin County (MC) 43, 16. Immokalee (I) 29.5, 17. Cocoa (C) 29, 18. Frostproof (F) 19.Championship Final results106: Hunter Reed (LR) def. Kenny Egan (AP) 4-2. 113: Dre Neely (AP) def. Julian Ramirez (BJ) 7-6. 120: Jordin Chandler (PB) def. Joey Lopez (SA) 8-7. 126: Shane Stewart (PB) def. Christopher Watson (CB) pin 1:26. 132: T.J. McNamee (SC) def. Brandon Washburn (S) pin 3:44. 138: Jared Dipsiner (LR) def. Austin Allen (RC) 10-4. 145: Dylan Perrow (PB) def. William Verastagui (GS) 8-2. 152: Christian Suarez (AP) def. Joey McKenna (MC) 7-5. 160: Jerry Vail (PB) def. Ryan Chaney (B) 7-5. 170: Casey Ricker (S) def. Tyler Wilson (HC) 9-4. 182: Raekwon Reggler (SA) def. Ty Johnson (S) win by injury default. 195: Delroy Blake (AP) def. Farron Rainford (SC) 20-7 major decision. 220: Tyce Nagel (HC) def. Brandon Fuller (S) 3-2. 285: Nick Pavlakis (GS) def. Luis Sanchez (S) 9-7. Continued from B1 Spiegel a big draw Courtesy photo Delroy Blake continued his strong season by winning the 195-pound weight class at Saturdays Spiegel Memorial Invitational. Alex Barajas 5K Run Results Saturday, Jan. 18 Continued from B1 SFSC sees return of key players include rugged running back Marshawn Lynch fans tossed packs of his favorite candy, Skittles, onto the field after a 40yard TD run in the third quarter and Carroll, a rah-rah sort who was a title-winning college coach at Southern California. And maybe, just maybe, some of Mannings less-heralded defensive teammates the ones who clamped down on New Englands running game Sunday and limited Brady much of the afternoon will get their chance to shine, too. Seattles defense, led by Sherman, allowed an average of 14.4 points and 273.6 yards, and topped the NFLin takeaways. On Sunday, the Seahawks forced three turnovers in the fourth quarter alone, including a victory-sealing intercep tion by Malcolm Smith after Sherman stretched his left hand to tip Colin Kaepernicks pass away from receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone. Im the best corner i n the game, said Sherman, an All-Pro. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, thats the result youre going to get. Seattles only other tr ip to the big game ended with a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006. Denver will be playing in its seventh Super Bowl and eyeing a third title, to go with those from 1998 and 1999, when current executive John Elway was the QB. In addition to Elway, Manning can match his younger brother Eli with a second Super Bowl crown. Eli, a spectator on Sunday in Denver, won two trophies with the New York Giants, whose stadium hosts this year s Super Bowl, the first to be played outdoors at a cold-weather site. Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at ndrich Continued from B1 SB buildup begins rf Page B4 News-Sun Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Page B5 News-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 DUMMY 2014; 11.25"; 16"; Black plus three; process, health page dummy; 00034891 Special to the News-SunFORT MYERS Promising outd oor traveling adventure and famil y fun,the Fort Myers Recreation V ehicle Show motors into the new y ear at the Lee Civic Center this J an. 23-26,Chris Morse,president o f Florida RV Trade AssociationR egion One,has announced. This years RV extravaganza p romises to continue providing a ttendees the opportunity to see the l atest and best camping products a vailable to local RVers and lovers o f the great outdoors offered by 14 R V dealers,Morse says. Attendees c an view hundreds of recreation v ehicles of all different types,sizes a nd prices. It also features 80 outd oor and camping supply vendors, h e said. For many years,the Fort Myers R V Show has been the top RV s how in Florida and the Southeast simply because of the high quality products,outstanding displays and cost-saving prices,Morse explains. Im proud to say this emphasis on quality has enabled the show to grow into the largest dealer-sponsored show in Florida and one of the largest RV shows in the Southeast. The 29th Annual Fort Myers RV Show features 14 dealers from throughout Florida displaying a large selection of new 2014 recreation vehicles of all styles,brands and price ranges,including folding campers,gas and diesel motorhomes,travel trailers,toy haulers,5th wheels,park models and van campers. Besides RVs,the show allows attendees the chance to browse 80 outdoor and camping vendors displaying equipment and accessories to help outfit RVers or provide information on camping throughout the nation. Items include new braking systems,RV insurance,specialized camping equipment and hightech makeovers for older RVs. Shipping data based on the latest research done by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) this past November 2013 reveals that wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs were reported at 21,748. This represents an increase of 5.8 percent over the same period last year. Towable RVs improved 2.4 percent to 18,711 units with motorhomes climbing 32.3 percent to 3,037 units. Yearto-date,total shipments have grown 12.2 percent to 299,451 units through November 2013,the largest total in six years. Shipments of all towable RVs have risen 9.7 percent to 264,019 units,while motorhome shipments have jumped up 36 percent to 35,432 units,both six-year bests. With the limping economy still stretching consumersbudgets,RV travel remains an affordable option. PKFs spring 2011 Vacation Cost Comparison Study,the most recent analysis available,shows that RV trips remain the most affordable way for a family to travel because of the significant savings on air, hotel and restaurant costs,which continue to rise. The study showed that a family of four could save 2759 percent on vacation costs by traveling in an RV,depending on the type of trip taken and RV used. A two-person travel party (the typical empty-nest couple) would save 11-46 percent. With continuing higher fuel prices,more than 80 percent of RV owners say their RV vacations cost less than other forms of vacation. To combat rising fuel prices,RV manufacturers have improved fue l economy through the use of hightech composite materials that has reduced the weight of many RVs by as much as 25 percent. For the majority of RV buyers, the interest on their purchase is tax deductible since it qualifies as a second home,Morse continues. The 29th Annual Fort Myers RV Show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday,Friday and Saturday,and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 23-26). Admission is $8 with children under 16 free. Parking is free, courtesy of the RV Trade Association. Thursdays tickets ar e discounted to $6 each. To reach the Lee Civic Center,take exit 143 (State Road 78) and go east three miles. Go to for more information. RV show motors into Lee Civic Center News-Sun Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Page B5


Page B6 News-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida State Colleges G irlsGarage is a fun,intera ctive car care clinic for w omen that teaches the b asics about car mainten ance,driving safety,and c ommunicating with a m echanic. GirlsGarage is o ffered as a once-a-month s eries of clinics,beginning i n February and held on S aturdays in SFSCs A utomotive Service L aboratory,Highlands C ampus. Participants may o pt to take one,two,or all t hree clinics. The cost of e ach clinic is $20. Girls G arage is offered through t he SFSC Corporate and C ommunity Education D epartment,and SFSC i nstructors teach the clinics. In General Maintenance ( CRN 21564),learn how to c heck vital fluids and determine when they need to be changed. Get comfortable inspecting belts,hoses,air filters,and other maintenance points. This clinic is offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,Feb. 22. In All About Tires (CRN 21566),learn how to change a tire,recognize worn out tire treads,and what to consider when purchasing new tires. Get tips for staying safe while waiting for roadside assistance. This clinic is offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,March 29. In Your Service Experience (CRN 21568), learn how to effectively communicate with your automotive service technician,and gain an understanding of the multi-point inspection most automotive service facilities perform. Participants will learn ways to ensure that what you are being sold is what your vehicle actually needs. This clinic meets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,April 26. To register for the Girls Garage Car Care Clinics, call 784-7405. For more information about Girls Garage,call 784-7388 or email DUMMY 2014; 9.347"; 17"; Black plus three; process, hometown biz dummy; 00034890 DEWARFLOWCHAPMALE EXILERARELABANIMAL CASABLANCAFALALALALA OMENONESCANTODDSON ATOZNEALSSMEE TABLETBOLTSSTARWARS BLADECLUCESARBOT SOFATHATCHONUPERDE PETCHOCULAIDDODAHL ASHEKROSSMETRICAL AMANAPLANACANALPANAMA RAWONIONKAMENIPAD CRAWTUDETOADIESABS HIRESITSCARATSABLE ENDSATCHELSENRON RASTAMANICOSAISAACS UTESSLANTSMOG ADORESPAINEGPARAJA MAGNACARTABALACLAVAS PYROMANIAICESAMICI MOENLIMNTEEMOSAKA CROSSWORDSOLUTION Ford CAPE GIRARDEAU,Mo. Megan Ford of Sebring is a mong 2,583 students named t o the fall 2013 Deans List a t Southeast Missouri State U niversity. She has been n amed to the Deans List for a cademic achievement duri ng the fall 2013 session. Students named to the list e arned at least a 3.5 grade p oint average on a 4.0 scale a nd completed at least 12 d egree credit hours during t he fall session. Hipps BELOIT,Wis. Junior C alago Hipps of Avon Park h as been named to Beloit C olleges Dean's List for the f all 2013 semester. To be eligible for the D eans List,a student must c arry a semester GPA of 3.4 o r higher and take a minim um of 3 letter-graded units f or the term. Beloit College is a resid ential,liberal arts college 9 0 miles northwest of C hicago. Local students named to Deans Lists Chalk Talk SFSC Community Education offers Girls Garage Car Care Clinics Special to the News-SunAVON PARK R egistration for the second s pring flex session and summ er first and second flex s essions at South Florida S tate College is gearing up. The final day to register f or the second spring flex s ession is March 2; classes b egin on March 3. The final d ay to register for the summ er 12-week term and first s ummer flex session is May 6 ; classes begin May 7. The f inal day to register for the s econd summer flex session i s June 18; classes begin J une 19. Students and p rospective students are u rged to register early. Returning students may r egister and pay for classes t hrough the college portal, P anther Central,which opera tes 24 hours a day. New s tudents can apply for a dmission by visiting the c olleges website at w Register for summer


By Neil Simpson Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Friday, t he Tanglewood Actors Guild ( TAG) put on a great show w ith real style. Now in its n inth year,TAG has staged 1 6 plays,but Jan. 16 was a s how of a different kind,a f ashion show. This was the third amazi ng style show TAG has prod uced through the years. All p rofits from the evening will b e donated to the T anglewood Residents C ancer Benefit. The event w as sold out well in advance w ith all 272 tickets gone in a f lash. Ron Schilffarth and his c rew whipped up a delicious d inner of salad,rolls, S alisbury steak,baked potat oes and carrots. That was t opped off by a Tanglewood f avorite,an eclair dessert. Nancy Waitkus,chair of T AG,welcomed the crowd, t hen emcees Dianne Lane a nd Theresa Reynolds,who a lso produced the show,took o ver. They introduced the s ponsors,Alan Holmes of E dward Jones and Newsom E ye,represented by Leesa S kipper. Both are long-time s upporters of the T anglewood Actors Guild a nd the Tanglewood R esidentsCancer Benefit. The evening was a combination of entertainment and fashion starting with a truly amazing performance by Tanglewood's own Black and White Illusion Dancers; Joan Rulli,Elayne MacDonald, Evie Fosella,Cecilia Sorenson,Rosie Barnes, Elaine Schmidt,Lois Maxon and Lori Eckert. The dancers had the audience howling. This was followed by fashions from Ideal Golf modeled by Larry Conrad, Lynn Josselyn,Reggie Maxon and Erma Anderson. Alan Simmons,owner of Ideal Golf,reports that he and his parents have enjoyed being a part of TAG for a Cure as giving back to the community has been such a big part of their stores success over the past nine years. This was the third time that Ideal Golf has participated in a Tanglewood Fashion Show. Jan McMellon sang Thats Lifebefore a unique fashion segment titled From My Closet. Each model wore an outfit that tied in with a Tanglewood activity.Vicki Buck started it off in her western wear,doing a line dance to Brandy Clark's Stripes. She was followed by Stella Sigler in her Sunday church suit and Artie Nichols in his bowling clothes. Marcie Taylor modeled her pickleball outfit while Joan Rulli was decked out for a dance. Rosie Barnes finished the segment in her swimwear,strutting her stuff to Push Itby Salt n Pepper. At the conclusion of the intermission the 24 winners of raffle prizes,donated by residents and local businesses,collected their prizes then the emcees,Theresa Reynolds and Dianne Lane, returned to the stage in stunning long gowns from GBs. One could have heard a pin drop during Don Races beautiful performance of Danny Boyon his harmonica. Rody Toth,Tom and Joanne Stadler,Janet & Herb Dann,Alan Holmes and Stacy Smith modeled a phenomenal array of fashions from GB's Ladies and Mens Formal Wear. Gini Beth Henderson was in wedding planning for 20 years before opening GBs on the Circle a little under two years ago. She is passionate about meeting and helping people and the opportunity to be a part of the fashion show allowed her to work with many more great locals. The evenings entertainment was rounded out with Suzanne Schilffarths soulful rendition of Swing and Sway. Before the crew came in to tear down the runway and clean up the hall,Lois Hotchkiss50/50 ticket was drawn and she walked away with $465. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The promote rs of this years eigth annual B enefit Military Ball on Feb. 2 2 plan to make this years e vent a standout winner. The deadline to purchase t ickets is quickly approachi ng. According to Rick I ngler,president of the V eterans Council,tickets m ust be purchased in a dvance. Tickets to the event a re $35 per person,with $10 o f the ticket price going t oward the benefit. Tickets c an be purchased from any v eteran organization until J an. 21. Tickets sales will c ontinue by mail until Feb. 1 4,by writing Veterans C ouncil,P. O. Box 8201, S ebring,FL 33872. If orderi ng by mail,please include t he ticket price per person a nd choice of menu option: p rime rib,rock cornish hen, o r vegetarian lasagna. Corporate sponsors are e ncouraged. A sponsor table i s $500,with the sponsor r eceiving eight Military Ball tickets and recognition in the ball program. A $300 level sponsor will receive four Military Ball tickets and recognition in the program. Any $150 sponsors will receive two tickets to the Military Ball and program recognition,while the $100 sponsors receive program recognition and one Military Ball admission ticket. Sponsored by the Veterans Council of Highlands County,Inc.,the Military Ball is planned for Feb. 22. According to the planning committee,the festivities are slated to be held at the Island View Restaurant in Sun n Lakes,Sebring. Formal or dress blues attire for the evening is strongly encouraged. Semi-formal or unit colors are also acceptable. Veterans and military personnel are encouraged to wear their dress uniforms. While some veterans may not have a dress uniform, they are encouraged to wear their medals. While the Military Ball is to recognize and support Veterans and Military Personnel,the public is invited to attend and support the Benefit Military Ball. The ball will begin at 5 p.m. with a social,continuing with the opening ceremony beginning at 5:30. The formal dinner banquet will be served at 6 p.m.,along with a military cake cutting ceremony. Plans call for awards for the Outstanding Veteran Organization,Outstanding Veteran,and Outstanding Non-Veteran,each representing the greatest contributions to education,promoting patriotism and support of the activities of the Veterans Council. Musical entertainment this year is Bob Weed,a wellknown area entertainer,providing dance tunes for all genres. Dancing and music will continue until 0:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction,paper-bag auction,door prizes and a raffle. Proceeds support the activities of the Veterans Council of Highlands County and the Veterans Assistance Fund. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 Page B7 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; wed ads; 00034839 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv included; 00034979 ASSOCIATES IN PROF. MKTING; 3.639"; 7"; Black; fort myers RV show; 00034990 Military Ball set for Feb. 22 TAG for the Cure is doing it in style Courtesy photo Linda Mowell shows one of the raffle prizes. She was one of the winners in the large raffle drawing during Fridays fashion show at Tanglewood. Courtesy pho to The Black and White Illusion Dancers entertained the crowd during Fridays fashion show at Tanglewood. Courtesy photo TAG for the Cure producers and emcees were Theresa Reynolds (left) and Dianne Lane.


Page B8 News-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 LAKE PLACID The P lacid Lakes Social Circle w ill have Sioux Hurley,our c onsultant for the March 2-9 C aribbean Cruise,at the m eeting on Thursday,Feb. 6 a t the Placid Lakes Country C lub. She will have paperw ork,forms and pertinent i nformation for the members w ho have their reservations, a nd will be available for t hose who wish to make r eservations. Joyce will cont act all members. We need a h ead count for the Country C lub. RSVP if you have a m essage from Joyce; her n umber is 699-0661. We will d iscuss the April and May o utings. We have made arrangem ents with the Country Club t o have the Placid Lakes P ioneers meet on Thursdays a t 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If y ou have roots dating back t o the so-called Tobler D aysof the late l960s,call t he town hall at 465-4888 w ith your name,address and p hone number. We cannot s tart the club until we have t his information. As soon as w e do have a listing,we can m ake arrangments to start g roup meetings. We chose t he club for the meeting p lace because this is where P lacid Lakes began. You can m ake it happen; this can be a g reat beginning for a histor y-making project. Lets hear f rom you. With this cold snap,our b irds are scrambling for the s uet feeders,they like p eanut-butter,too. Thats if t he squirrels allow them first d ibs at the peanut butter. M eanwhile,our ducks are a h appy bunch in the waterw ay. Its always a nice feeli ng to observe nature,even w hen its cold. We can learn f rom that. SEBRING Jan. 13 starte d out like most Mondays at T anglewood. Some 400 peop le gathered in the clubh ouse for the weeks a nnouncements and to buy tickets for various upcoming events. Just as the announcements were about to wrap up,in came Alan and Nancy Holmes followed by four Tanglewood folks riding electric scooters RAZORS. After a few whirls around the dance floor,Alan explained that the six scooters were a donation to the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit. The audience was in awe as Alan Holmesgenerosity shone through once again. The scooters will be raffled off at the Tanglewood ResidentsCancer Benefit on Feb. 18. LAKE PLACID At the homeowners meeting of Jan. 6,officers for 2014 were voted in and installed. Ray Young was elected vice president for two years after completing a one-year vacancy term from January 2013. Bette Chapel ran unopposed and will be serving another two-year term as treasurer. Toby Chapel was elected to a two year-term as trustee after filling a one year vacancy term in 2013. Congratulations and thank you to each one of the elected officers for their service. Thank you to the Nominating Committee (Claudette Boisvert,Louise Mattson and Marion Farezoco)for their efforts on our behalf. President Sims thanked secretary Daphne Rigle for all her work updating the park directory. New Town and Country directories and copy of the by-laws were distributed to each family. Current rules were distributed to each household with a copy of the January newsletter. Any other set of rules needs to be destroyed. Park residents Janet Johns, Ruth Lee and Mary Tenant will conduct the annual audit of the treasurers accounts. Inventory of all HOA properties and equipment will be completed by Toby Chapel and Marion Hibbard.John Haag will be overseeing the parks Neighborhood Watch Program. A meeting with law enforcement officer Nell Hayes will be scheduled soon. Toby Chapel reported the Monday a.m. Coffee Social group is thriving with 27 participants on Jan. 13. A health person is scheduled monthly after regular social time to do blood pressures and/or discuss general health items. Marion Hibbard announced Leisure Acres MHP has invited us to participate in their day trips in response to a request from the floor. Daphne Rigle advised in light of the death of two people within a local mobile home park,we need to be very vigilant and control our speed,whether vehicles,golf cards or bikers. Welcome to Nancy and Jerry Barber of St. Louis, Mo. as new tenants on Town and Country Boulevard. Jerry recently retired,is an avid softball player and already a member of a local league. The couple has four children and six grandchildren in the St. Louis locale. Welcome also to the last of our snowbirds,the Fortins, Cavells and Bogazycks,who finally tired of the frigid north. On Thursday,Jan. 16 ladies of the park and several guests were treated to a fashion show,a first for Town and Country. Wendy Johnson,Claudette Boisvert, Louise Mattson and helpers served a lovely lunch prepared by a local restaurant.Bon Worth models included Marg Mace, Ruth Lee,Connie Lanthrop and Becky Sims. Bette Chapel,Marion Farezoco, Nancy Brennan,Mary Ann Snay and Marion Hibbard modeled clothing from the Dress Barn. An antique quilt donated by Marilyn White was raffled and awarded to one of our visiting ladies. I heard very favorable comments so this affair may become a new tradition for T&C. Thank you to the ladies from the two stores, plus all park ladies who were involved in food preparation,background and planning work,plus our lovely lady models. Park photographer Shirley Lundgren took several photos that will presumably be available for viewing. A new urgent care facility is available on the south end of Sebring. All-in-One Urgent Care,Inc. is at 211 US 27 North,Sebring in front of Village Fountain Plaza (chamber of commerce). Residents of the park have utilized the facility and were very impressed with the staff and services rendered. Joyce Glassbrook is recovering well from a recent health procedure. Bud Farmer was again a patient at Highlands Regional but has returned home. Earl Quinn is undergoing ambulatory surgery this week. Calvin Williams will be a patient at St. Petersburg VA for knee surgery. Kay Wolma has been experiencing health problems.Daphne Rigle is sporting an arm sling that we hope is not too serious or lengthy.Our prayers and best wishes to all for better days ahead. Upcoming events for January include the annual park garage sales on Saturday,Jan. 25,8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several folks have signed up so there should b e a good assortment of items. In addition there will a bak e sale,coffee and donuts and luncheon served at the clubhouse. Parking will be on Cooper Road with golf cart transportation from Cooper Road for those in need. Marion Hibbard will host thepizza party following at 5 p.m. at the clubhouse; cost is $4. Also,pot luck dinner will be on Wednesday,Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse.Please sign up for events. Water aerobics has commenced on Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Janet Johns will be having movie night on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m at the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to attend any an d all special/ongoing activitie s. Sebring Bridge ClubJan. 15 North/South Caroline Duncan and Carol Buhlmanfirst in A Elizabeth and John Spok as second in A Orin Booth and Richard Russell third in A Barbara McNany and Janet Lipe fourth in A Pat Sickinger and Arline Hunter fifth in A Colleen and John Boyer second in B Bruce Ridley and Tom Staples third in B East/West Mary Ellen Anderson and Ruth Harris first in A Denis Jutras and Larry Drysdale second in A Barbara Schankula and Minnie Benners third in A Art Arvay and Mike Hughes fourth in A Marcella Vance and John Ruma fifth in AWoodhaven EstatesParty Bridge First Gerry Drefke Second Laurie LaBerge Third Jeanne Sisson Duplicate Bridge: First (a tie) Laurie LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson, and Ray Krahn and Margar et Bousfield Second Shirley Breckenridge and Nancy Pratt Third (a tie) Betty Frizzell and Ken Meyer,an d Elwyn Gafner and Gerry Drefke SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, tv included; 00034980 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 11.25"; 4"; Black plus three; process, main A IO14015PP8; 00035280 Friends and Neighbors Placid Lakes Party Line B y Susie Lee Tanglewood B y Neil Simpson Courtesy photo T aking the Razor Scooters for a spin outdoors are Tanglewood residents Ron Schilffarth, J erry Bernstein, Gerry Trull, Glenn Whalen, and Graham Reynolds. Town and Country MHP By Janet Day Courtesy photo Town and Country models Marge Mace (back row, from left), Nancy Brennan, Marion Farezoco, Ruth Lee and Becky Wise; and Connie Lanthrop (front row, from left), Marion Hibbard, Bette Chapel, and Mary Ann Snay. Courtesy photo Alan Holmes, one of the big sponsor of Tanglewood Residents Cancer Research, prepares to cook for bike readers at one of last years events. He has agreed to be a sponsor again this year. Scoreboard


www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 Page B9 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A.); 5.542"; 4"; Black; jan 8-29; 00035023 ST. CATHERINE SCHOOL; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/19,22,24; 00035219 Clubs & Organizations Courtesy photo Officer Tommy Sauls, director of the plant nursery at Avon Park Correctional Institution, speaks with Annette Campbell (center) and Pam Johnson, members of the Avon Park Founders Garden Club, before the meeting earlier this month. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Avon P ark Founders Garden Club h eld its January meeting at t he beautifully decorated h ome of Annette Campbell. G uest speaker was Officer T ommy Sauls,director of the p lant nursery at the Avon P ark Correctional Institute. S auls reported on the proje cts that he is working on w ith his crew. He told the g roup that there was much m aintenance on the buildings t hat needed to be done. S hade cloth and ground c over need to be replaced or r epaired and new flooring n eeds to be put in the pot l ots. Heaters and flumes in t he buildings also need servi cing. Sauls had previously ment ioned that he would like to s tart a hydroponic garden at A PCI,however this project i s on hold until maintenance i ssues are addressed. Rosie L onganecker told Sauls that s he had information about w here he could get the mater ials needed for the repairs and she would get this to him. During the business meeting,committee reports were given. There has not been a Yard of the Month selected for January and members were asked to watch for yards that could be presented with the award. Anita Helbig told the group that she and Annette Campbell had discussed ways to make the booth at the Avon Park Springtime on the Mall more welcoming. Members were told to start transplanting or growing their plants now so they would be big,healthy plants by the sale. Ideas were given for containers to hold the plants and different ways to display the plants. Betty Scott will order the caladiums. The Yard Tour was discussed and a chairperson is needed for this event. Members were urged to consider heading this committee and to also be looking for yards to include in the tour, which will be held in April. Fran Beers asked members to think of children who would like to attend Camp Wekiva. Applications have to be turned in by May 15. She will download the application forms. A collection was taken for the Pennies for Pines project of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. This project provides funding to plant pine trees in deforested areas. The last item on the agenda was a discussion about a donation to the APCI nursery. After much discussion,a motion was made and passed on the amount and treasurer Martha Williams will send a check. The next meeting will be Feb. 13 at the home of Pam Johnson with a program being presented by David Austin from the County Extension,who will talk on the various methods of plant propagation. Anyone interested in attending should call 452-1927. Womans Club to host card partySEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebrings dessert card party will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Participants may bring a lunch,with beverages and desserts provided as part of the $3 admission. All sorts of card and board games may be played with the winner at each table receiving a monetary prize. The general public,both men and women,are encouraged to join the fun. Call for reservations by contacting Ellen Losse at 385-6294 to reserve a table. Highlands PEO meets todaySEBRING The Highlands PEO Group will meet for a tea at the home of Ann McCall at 11:30 a.m. today. Active members who are visiting or living in Florida are invited. PEO was founded 145 years ago at Iowa Wesleyan College. For more information and directions,call 273-9935.Orchid Society prepares for auctionSEBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its annual auction on Monday.It will take place at the regular meeting location,Sebring Civic Center (Jack R. Stroupe Center) at 355 W. Center Ave. Preview starts at 6:30 and the auction starts at 7 p.m. There will be plants from Hawaii,and several local Florida growers as well as books,pots,planting medium and accessories. This auction is the major fundraiser,and proceeds support speakers throughout the year and scholarships. Cash or checks only. For more information, contact Cindy Barber at (863) 307-2300 or email Cindybarber2@gmail.comYork Rite Mason installation setSEBRING Highlands Chapter No. 64 Royal Area Masons and Heartland Council No. 43 Royal And Select Masters will install the officers for 2014 at Sebring Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jim Keaveny will be installed as Excellent High Priest of Highlands Chapter,and Ron Newton will be installed as Illustrious Master of Heartland Council. Refreshments will be served upon completion of the installations. All Master Masons and their ladies/guests are invited to attend.WAVES 88 plan yard saleSEBRING A yard sale will be held at the home of Teddy Quinton,near the Red Beach Restaurant,on Saturday,Feb. 8. Extra tables and trash-to-treasures are needed along with gently previously used items. All proceeds will go to support the activities of the WAVES outreach programs. Contact Elizabeth Waddell for additional information at 414-1354. From U.S. 27,turn onto U.S. 98 East,turn right at State Road 17 in front of the Red Beach Restaurant. Turn left at the first driveway. The yard sale is at the first house on the left.LP Garden Club plans fashion showLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club s annual scholarship fund presents Colors Of Our Lifefashion show and luncheon Saturday,Feb. 8 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661,200 County Road 621 East. Doors ope n at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Tickets are $25. Models will represent Amber Luis e, Bon Worth,Chic Chick Boutique,Dress Barn,Lak e Placid Feed and Western Wear,and Sues Cubby Hole Boutique. There will be an opportunity table, door prizes and entertainment. For tickets call 465 3008Elvis Wade to visit Legion Post 25LAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 will have a Valentines Dinner/Dance featuring Elvis Wade on Feb. 15. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m.,followed by a performance by Elvis Wade at 6:30 p.m. Joining Elvis Wade will be Sandy Posey Tickets are $20 per person and include dinner, dance and the show. Advance tickets only,available at the Legion building, U.S. 27 North. For more information, call 465-0975.Shrine Club offers BuncoAVON PARK The public is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Founders Garden Club hears about APCI Nursery plans Courtesy photo J udy Dow (left) and Jim Dow led the Jan. 11 antique appraisal fundraiser by GFWC W omans Club of Sebring under the chairwomanship of Johnell West. The Dows gave general information regarding the cleaning of antiques and an update on what antique items w ere currently in demand. They appraised 40 items ranging from a six-inch, 50-year-old baby doll to sports memorabilia. Each item was display to those in attendance, background information on the item was discussed, and a price value was given by Jim Dow. Dows help antique lovers See EVENTS,B10


Highlands County American Legion Post 69AVON PARK Highlands County American Legion Post 69 held its Oratorical Contest on Jan. 11. The contestants were judged on their speaking abilities by Dr. Kimberly Batty Herbert, Dr. Michael McLeod,Dr. Marcy Jean Everest, Professor Lynn MacNeill and Dr. Bruce Borkosky. The contestants were all students from Avon Park High School Sara Heier, Jirah Ligon,Sumintra Williams and Racheal Gaidos. The Junior ROTC escorted the contesants to the stage to present an eight-to10-minute and three-tofive-minute speech on the U.S. Constitution. The winner of the contest was Racheal Gaidos and the runner up was Sara Heier. Racheal will continue to the next portion of the contest. The District 8 finals are on or about Feb. 2,the area contest is Feb. 23,and the state finals is on March 8.Lake Placid China PaintersLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid China Painters Club met recently to finalize plans for its upcoming events. The World Organization of China Painters State Convention is slated for Jan. 25-27. China painters from all over Florida,and parts of Georgia and Alabama,attend this huge FLWOCP Convention. Seminars,paint-a-longs, vendors and teachers are there for the interested, beginner and advanced painters. A three-day seminar featuring iriseswill be taught by El Dorado,Ill. teacher Charlene Whitler on Feb. 10-12 at 12 Crepe Myrtle St. The annual China Painters Tea,held at the Caladium Co-op,is March 9. This is a free event to showcase membershandpainted china,offer sales and demonstrations. Enjoy a relaxing,interesting afternoon with delicious refreshments from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The club meets at 10 a.m. every second Thursday at the Placid Lakes Village Hall on Placid Lakes Boulevard. For further information,call 465-0616. TOPS FL 632LAKE PLACID The meeting of TOPS FL 632 was led by co-leader June Elam.More than 30 members were present with a weight loss of 24 3/4 pounds. Larue Willbur was the best loser. Two members rejoined Elsie Stratton,a traveler from Michigan,and Barbara Embick. Patty Hynes gave a ques tionnaire on which foods would be more healthful while traveling some from vending machines and some from fast food places. The Yes Yess this week are a good salad and broccoli,and the No No is candy. Betty Kerpan has two more weeks to go for the travel gift,and Mary Andersons Dont Spill The Beanscontest is well under way. Winners today were Elaine Orr,Debbie Ludington,Jean Trahan and Linda Hall.For the Alphabet contest,winners were Larue Willbur,Nancy Reed,Bernice Lambert and Linda Haidle. These ladies all lost weight. Club members share interesting articles. Phyllis Hieronymlus read the Pound Psalm.June Elam read the first suggestion to making Your Best Year Ever,and Putt Crandall read the last article from the News-Sun. Weigh in is between 33:45 p.m. Mondays and th e meeting is at 4. The group meets in the Womens Club House,Main Street. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 Page B10 MCKINNEY SEWING; 3.639"; 8"; Black; 1/19,22,24; 00035209 ***HIGHLANDS COUNTY CONCERT BA; 3.639"; 6"; Black; 1/19,22; 00035210 Clubs & Organizations S hrine Club,2604 State R oad 17 South at 11:30 a.m. T uesday. Cost is $4 per pers on. Phone (863) 991-1298 for m ore information. Leisure Lakes Homeowners plan sale LAKE PLACID The L eisure Lakes Homeowners A ssocation is having its a nnual garage sale from 8 a .m. to 1 p.m. Friday and S aturday. Donations will be accepte d from noon to 4 p.m. T hursday at the Leisure L akes Volunteer Fire Department at 3022 Miller Ave.,where it meets Lake June Road.Promenaders host square danceLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders will host a square dance Thursday featuring Ed Foote as caller. Jennie Martin will begin cueing rounds at 7 p.m. with the square dance to follow at 7:30 p.m. The dance will be at Sunshine RV Resort on State Road 70,1,000 yards east of U.S. 27,south of Lake Placid. Square dance attire is not required. For more information call 243-1226. Continued from B9 Events planned Courtesy photo Rotary Club of Lake Placid president Hugh Skip Dent (left) presents a check to Lake Placid High School senior and Interact president Ashton Abela and Lake Placid High School Principal Toni Stivender. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Every year,the Rotary C lub of Lake Placid prepares and sells a barb ecure chicken dinner,with proceeds going t o the local schools. Schools are awarded f unds based on how many dinner tickets they s ell. According to Lake Placid High School P rincipal Toni Stivender,most recent funds w ere used to purchase two large park benche s for use in the high school commons area. S tudents are enjoying the improvement to t heir gathering area. Such improvements h elp LPHS complete its mission statement: Recognizing that education is a major c omponent in preparing students to become p roductive members in a diverse society,the s taff at Lake Placid High,in cooperation w ith our students,parents,and community, i s committed to providing an educational sett ing focused on building tomorrow by educ ating today. According to Laurie Brouwer-Glover,secretary of Lake Placid Elementary School, recent funds were used to help implement the Leader in Me Program,a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer it improves performance of all other programs. Based onThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,The Leader in Meproduces transformational results such as higher academic achievement,fewer discipline problems,and increased engagement among teachers and parents. Better yet,The Leader in Meequips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy. The nextbarbecuedinner is scheduled for Saturday,April 5. For more details about the dinner or the Rotary Club of Lake Placid, contact Frank Hartzell at 465-3481 or Nancy Davis at 465-4731. The Rotary Club of Lake Placid meets every Wednesday at Platters Restaurant,at 6:44 a.m. Rotary Club barbecue benefits schools Courtesy photo Olive Jackson (left) was named Volunteer of the Year by GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club president Terry Reese. The Jan. 16 meeting had 82 members and six guests attending. Speakers were from Comfort Keepers and SHINE West Florida Area Agency on Aging. Volunteer of the Year New to the club rf Snapshots Courtesy pho to Mary Meisenheimer (from left) helps welcome Diane Darden as the newest member of the GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club at the Jan. 16 meeting. Dardens sponsor is Chloe Caulkins. The meeting featured the annual Arts and Crafts show with 18 blue ribbon winners going on to the district competition before the state event in April.


www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 22, 2014 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles I TSONLYA GAMEEdited By WILLSHORTZ ACROSS 1 Last name in Scotch 6 Stream 10 Bloke 14 Like blokes 18 Napoleon, e.g., twice 19 Steakhouse order 20 Test subject 22 Grand-slam drama that stars Bacalls man 24 Half an Xmas Halls chant 25 1976 horror hit, with The 26 Point value of an A in Scrabble 27 Little to no 29 Heavily favored 30 All-inclusive 32 Beat poet Cassady and others 33 Captain Hooks right hand 34 69-Across, e.g. 37 Scrams 38 Astral saga that has a Darth part 42 Cutting edge 43 Gulager of TVs The Virginian 44 French Oscar 46 Bit of Google programming 47 Staple of a waiting room 48 Work on the roof, say 50 Movin ___ (TV theme song) 52 One of die Planeten 53 Kitty, e.g. 54 Count ___ 55 ___ Anything (Oliver! song) 56 The Witches writer 57 King Arthur of tennis 59 Kris ___ (music duo) 61 Like classical poetry 63 Fab backwardgram la Sam, aha! Bahamas! 67 Burger topper 68 Segway inventor Dean ___ 69 Apple product 70 Birds gullet 71 Chip on ones shoulder, say 73 Kowtowers 75 Pilates targets 78 Take on 79 Poses 80 Stone figures? 81 Equal to the task 82 Objective 83 Louis Armstrong, to friends 85 Two-time U.S. Open champ 86 Houstons old ___ Field 87 Black cat that packs grass and chants Jah 91 Prefix with -hedron 93 Best-selling novelist Susan 94 Great Basin natives 95 An op-ed has one 96 Air apparent? 97 Worships 100 Common Sense pamphleteer 101 Valedictorians pride, for short 102 Bygone Bombay bigwig 106 Landmark vassal law act 108 Warm mask/cap amalgams 111 Burning desire 112 Puts away 113 Friends, in Firenze 114 Big name in faucets 115 Depict 116 Swarm 117 Where Sharp Electronics is based DOWN 1 Chrysler Building style, informally 2 Physical, e.g. 3 Smart-alecky 4 M*A*S*H star 5 One in a gray suit 6 Modernist Kafka 7 A bridge might have one 8 The Lord of the Rings villain 9 Pop goer 10 Online gaming guilds 11 Gatekeepers cry 12 Lawyers org. 13 Picassos designer daughter 14 Tilex target 15 Latin 101 verb 16 Score creator Schifrin 17 Style 21 Subject of the documentary An Unreasonable Man 23 Spoils 24 Two-faced 28 Haphazard 31 Gift shop buy 32 Sign at an intersection 33 Apple product, perhaps 34 Recipe amt. 35 Skin soother 36 Gala that saw Black Swan, Avatar and Ab Fab attract claps 37 Bar glass thats half Bass, half dark malt 38 Lamas art that cant last 39 Shazam! 40 Noted political maiden name 41 Designer McCartney 43 Comedian Margaret 45 ___ hear 48 Something woeful 49 Item of attire for 54Across 51 Square meals that are round 52 Minneapolis suburb 54 Jackie of Shanghai Noon 58 Maine senator after Mitchell 60 Striped Girl Scout cookie 62 Knocks 63 Zodiac symbol 64 Pier place 65 Adams and Alcott 66 Most handy 72 s self-help course 74 Word repeated in the Superman intro 76 Alliance 77 Meaning: Fr. 81 Flashback and halfbacks 84 Eyelashes 86 That, in Tijuana 88 Source of excitement 89 TV/movie group associated with this puzzles theme? 90 Agave drink 92 In the slightest 93 Apple product 95 The Adversary 96 Jerk 97 Day-and-night, in a way 98 Belafonte hit 99 Dungeons & Dragons figure 100 Strait-laced 101 Elation 103 Reebok alternative 104 Hike, with up 105 The East 107 It goes before E except after C 109 Whiz 110 Vientiane native 12345 6789 1011121314151617 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 3031 32 33 343536 37 38 394041 42 43 4445 46 47 48 49 50 5152 53 54 55 56 5758 59 6061 62 6364 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 7273 74 757677 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 888990 9192 93 94 95 96 979899 100 101 102103104105 106 107 108109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 Solution on page B6 Price matching is a must-have tool in y our savings tool b ox. The simple act o f price matching a nother stores price a t Walmart can save y ou 20 percent or m ore on many i tems every week. D uring the holid ays,many cons umers price m atched the items a t Wal-Mart in order to do a ll their shopping at one s tore,but Walmart price m atches year round. Walmart recently revised t heir price match policy for F lorida only to stay competit ive with the buy one,get o ne free sales that are the b ackbone of both Publix and W inn-Dixies weekly sales. For example:Bread is buy o ne,get one free for $2.99 at a nother store. The same b read is only $1.99 at W almart. Not only will they now p rice match the BOGO p rices in any local store ad, b ut they will match it at their p rice. This means saving m ore money! You will get the BOGO s ale at the $1.99 price and y ou can still use manufacture rs coupons on this item. I nstead of paying $1.50 per l oaf at the other store,you w ill pay $0.98 per loaf by p rice matching at Walmart. K nowing your store policy is i mportant. You will have a h igher success rate by knowi ng what you can and cant d o with coupons and other s aving tools at your favorite s tores. Earlier this week,I ran i nto my friend Bobbie and s he mentioned her recent c heckout experience with p rice matching. She wanted to know what she did wrong,and the answer is nothing. Another local store had Tyson bagged chicken buy one, get one free,but the cashier would not let her get the specific flavor she had picked out and the ad did specify select varieties. Sometimes the ad can be confusing and if the cashier is confused,you may need to ask for a manager. In this instance,Bobbie did ask for the manager and they happily corrected the issue. About 90 percent of the time,the store goes out of its way to make the customer happy and explain the price-match policy if needed. Savvy Savings Tip: Always have your store ads with you and coupons in case you find yourself at Walmart. Instead of going store to store for the best deal,price match your ads at Walmart and save yourself time,gas and headache. Tanya Senseney has over 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, Tanya is a syndicated columnist and radio show personality. Tanya travels the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for FREE. Contact Tanya for more information at or visit for more information. Price matching at Walmart Dear Abby: I am a 53-year-old male who is fit,healthy and has a good job. I also have two failed marriages behind me,which have cost me dearly, both emotionally and financially. I have no intention of making that mistake again! I have been on my own for five years,and in that time I have had five relationships always with women my age (give or take a few years). My problem is that women my age seem to have only one agenda:marriage. One very nice lady finally clarified her feelings by saying that at this time in her life,she didnt have time for just datingbecause in a few years shed be 60. I understand her dilemma, but Im not interested in younger women. I try hard to make it clear at the beginning of any relationship that marriage is out of the question,and I dont proceed with the relationship unless the lady wholeheartedly agrees. But somehow I have broken five good hearts, whose only transgression was falling in love with me. Nobodys Retirement Husband Dear N.R.H.: I admire your self-image. You must be doing something right to have the ladies lining up the way they are. However,you may not be as effective a communicator as you think you are if five different women failed to get the message you said you convey. I have several thoughts about your predicament: If your only fear of marriage is that you would again be cleaned out financially,a strong prenuptial agreement could help you avoid any problem if a third marriage didnt work. However,if variety is what you prefer, then you should restate your message every few months as these relationships blossom. (Or you could move to a monastery and stop dangling yourself in the dating pool.) Dear Abby: Once a year I type my ZIP code into a website to see who the registered sex offenders are in my area so I can be better informed and protect myself and my family. A photo, address and the charges attributed to the offender are posted on the site. My jaw dropped to the flo or when I saw a man listed that I work with and see quite often. The picture looked recent. I havent said anything to him. I have known this person for five years and thought he was a good guy who respected women. Id like t o think it was a one-time mistake and that he would never do it again. But would he? Should I tell my teenage daughter who sometimes vi sits me in the office? Should I tell the other women who work here? If a co-worker knew this kind of information and showed it to me,I d be grateful to know. What d o you think I should do? Stunned in the City Dear Stunned:Tell your daughter to keep her distance from this co-worker. But before you drop this bombshell at the office,you should first discuss what yo u have learned with your employer. Dear Abby: I hope you can help with this etiquette question. My son and his wife believe that when you finish a good meal,you toss your napkin on the nowempty plate. They say this sends a message that the food was great. I do not agree. Is placing a grubby napkin on the plate inappropriate behavior or is this legit? Not a NapkinTossing Dad Dear Dad: Your son and his wife need to re-read the chapter on table manners in their etiquette book. When a meal is finished and the plate is empty,diners should place their used napkins on the table beside their desse rt plate. It should not be place d on top of a dirty plate. P.S. If they dont own an etiquette book,it appears they could use one. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Man who doesnt want marriage keeps attracting women who do While fresh,buttery artichokes would always be my top pick,when theyre not in season, canned artichokes make a fine substitution. Canned artichokes are a more affordable option than fresh,and they can also taste better (theres nothing more frustrating than getting down to the heart of a fresh artichoke and finding that it is past ripe). Artichoke hearts have a pleasant,slightly sweet taste and a creamy texture. You can class up a chicken or pasta dish right away with the addition of artichoke hearts. Not only are artichokes rather elegant and delicious,theyre also full of nutritional benefits,such as the following: The flavenoids in artichokes might reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer,breast cancer and leukemia. Artichokes might help to regenerate liver tissue. Artichokes contain more antioxidants than any other vegetable. One single artichoke provides you with 25 percent of your daily recommended amount of fiber. Avoid dangerous BPA by looking for brands that promise to be BPA free. Some brands that have ditched BPAs in their cans include Amys, Eden Foods and Native Forest. Frozen artichoke hearts (Whole Foods and Trader Joe's is where I get mine) is another good option in artichokes if you like to avoid cans. You can also find jarred artichoke hearts in water at Costco. Tip for canned artichokes: Always rinse the liquid from your canned artichokes before using. To completely dry the artichokes,for use on salads or in other applications requiring a more dry texture,after rinsing, drain the hearts upside down on cooling racks. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at Open a can of artichoke hearts Dear Abby Savings Diva Tanya Senseney Dinner Diva Leanne Ely


Page B12News-SunSunday, January 22, m Family FeaturesIn the last several years, kitchen activity has increased as families bypass the drive-through to cook at home more often. According to a recent survey from DuPont,maker of the most popular nonstick coating for cookware,more than two-thirds of home cooks choose nonstick pots and pans because they help families cook convenient and healthy meals that are easy to clean up. You dont need a lot of equipment to cook a simple and healthy meal at home. With a chef knife and a large,high quality,nonstick skillet you can cook a lot of really great recipes,said Janice Newell Bissex,M.S.,R.D.,author of the new family cookbook No Whine with Dinnerand cofounder of www.MealMakeover As families try out new recipes and pick fresh ingre-dients for their home-cooked meals,its a good idea to understand what cookware to look for when its time to buy something new. Whats Cooking Chefs Corner Tim Spain Types of nonstick coatings Not all nonstick cookware coatings are equal. According to the Cookware Manufacturers Association (CMA),most quality nonstick cookware has a PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) finish. PTFE,developed by DuPont 70 years ago,is used as a nonstick coating that is both durable and high-temperature resistant. Brands such as DuPont Teflon nonstick coatings have been developed with a variety of coatings which are reinforced to resist scratching and can come in up to threecoat finishes which means greater durability and a longer life for your pan. Consumers also may be familiar with pans that advertise as ceramic finishes and claim they are natural or organic. Both ceramic and PTFEbased coatings start from minerals that are used to create a synthetic coating. PTFE coatings comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for their intended use. In lab tests, which simulated cooking in a home kitchen,traditional nonstick coatings lasted up to seven times longer than ceramic finishes. Using nonstick cookware While there are few rules to using nonstick coated pots and pans,just like anything else in your kitchen,you can achieve th e best results when you use prove n techniques. When trying out new recipes, or simply revisiting an old favorite,its best to use medium or low heat. Then add food and lower the heat to cook at an even temperature. Because food releases so easil y when you use cookware with no nstick coatings,you dont need to use oil or fat when you cook unless you want to. And with recent improvements you also ca n use metal utensils on many high quality nonstick-coated pots and pans without worry of scratching. DuPont research also shows that cleaning up after cooking remains a top concern in the kitchen. With nonstick pans, cleanup is easy. Simply wash wi th hot,soapy water after each use; a sponge or dishcloth is usually al l it takes to get the surface thoroughly clean. Many nonstick pans also are dishwasher-safe. Check the man ufacturers guidelines before using a dishwasher. Cookware also should be stored carefully to pre vent unnecessary wear and tear. Buying a new pan Buying something new for your kitchen even a pot or pan is exciting,and since youll likely be using it for a long time,you want to make the right choice. Use these tips when shopping for nonstick cookware: Think about what piece or pieces you will really use most. Start there and build. You can buy a single pot or pan or a full set,depending on your needs. Check out all the new types of pans available,as manufacturers are constantly innovating. For example, there are new nonstick pans for grilling,stainless steel pans with nonstick coatings,as well as new colors to add flair to your kitchen. Next,make sure youre getting high quality nonstick and not a cheap imitation. Look for a pan that carries the Teflon(r) brand logo,so you know youll get the durability you expect. Finally,if you use cookware in the oven as well as on the stove, choose a handle that can take the heat,such as metal,and check the manufacturers guidelines for maximum temperatures. Today I am in Tampa for a C hef Connect Meeting at F lorida Hospital Tampa. All o f our executive chefs from t his region meet annually to l earn whats new from our t est kitchen in Atlanta and s hare best practices with e ach other. Last year we held i t at Florida Hospital H eartland and it was a great s uccess. Tomorrow I am driving b ack to Tallahassee to plan f or the weekend and do i nventory,then on Friday t urn around and come back t o Sebring to cook for my f riend,Tania Bobe Urrelys, a nd family. So I think its s afe to say I have got a lot g oing on this week. It is so easy for us to just g o to the store and buy r eady-made marinara sauce a nd pour it over your f avorite pasta. I must say, t here are some really good o nes on the shelf. However i ts not very hard to make y our own and who wouldnt l ike the smell of freshly m ade marinara sauce in your k itchen. I like to make it in s mall batches,like service f or 12,and jar it up,then k eep some in the fridge and g ive the rest to friends at w ork. You might want to spice y our marinara up with some c rushed red pepper flakes or a dd some roasted garlic to it a nd expand the flavors. To m e,marinara is just like m eatloaf or chili its a lways better the next day. S o I hope you take some t ime to make this recipe with y our family and enjoy the a romas and the joy of cooki ng. Cheers,Chef. Marinara Sauce 3/4 tsp. oil,olive/canola o il,25/75 blend 1 ounce onions,yellow, f resh,diced,1/8-inch 3/4 tsp. garlic cloves, p eeled,fresh,minced 1/8 can No.10 tomatoes, c rushed,canned,including l iquids 1 ounce tomato puree, c anned 3/8 tsp. oregano,fresh, c hopped 1-1/8 tsp. basil,fresh, c hopped 1/4 tsp. salt,kosher 1/4 tsp. spice,pepper, b lack,cracked In a large saucepan,saut t he onions in the oil until g olden. Add the garlic and s aut over medium heat for 3 m inutes. Add the tomato products a nd turn the heat down to s immer for 30 minutes. Stir in the herbs and salt a nd pepper,and remove from h eat. Serve right away or place i t in your fridge and let it get c old then reheat for more f lavor. 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 m/. Make your marinara