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N EWS -S UN Wednesday-Thursday, January 29-30, 2014 Volume 95/Number 13 | 50 cents www.newssun .com CelebrationsB5 Classifieds A7 Clubs B6 Crossword PuzzleB9 Dear Abby B9 Editorial & OpinionA4 Friends & NeighborsB8 Sudoku PuzzleB9 Whats CookingB10 Index Showers, cooler High 61 Low 44Details, A10 Stepping to the plate A reason to smile Fatal crash on U.S. 27 Pair arrested for $55,000 burglary Project brings beauty to Memorial campus Eddie Cyr (from left), Tyler Sheffield, and Ralph Rossenburg working to build a bench Saturday at Memorial Elementary. Downtown site favored for new HCSO building T hree of the five county commissioners indicated Tuesday that they think the new headquarters for the Highlands County Sheriffs Office should be built on property in downtown Sebring off Palmetto Avenue, near the county jail. T he Restoration Center on Sparta Road and State Road 66 is favored by the other two commissioners. We have to get this thing moving and find a way to do it. Its time to move forward. Frank Hilton tells a packed house on Monday that he believes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would turn down a chance to have another street named after him, especially if it would removean honor bestowed by the community on another person. Council says no to changing Delaney, Main Bid to name Verona Ave.-Lake Tulane route after MLK defeated Flames shooting up through a metal roof greeted f ire crews from Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire and Rescue Sunday morning. Fire guts AP Lakes home, hydrant no help

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Honor Band Concert is Thursday Reflections dance sold out First 1,000 get to vote at Country Fair Choices Pregnancy Care Center banquet Thursday 1st Saturday Breakfast served Dance Club hosts Skylarks Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative plans turkey dinner Page A2 News-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 www.newssun.com Question: Do you agree with President Obama that pot is safer than alcohol? Yes 47.3% No 52.7% Total votes: 165 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. Make your voice heard at Lottery Center Community Briefs Students representing SFSC at the Phi Beta Lambda District IV Leadership Conference included Michael Nyhan, Michael Gergen, Martile Blackman, Kylee Martin, Alex Morris, Deidre Shankle, Clark Zelyk, Austin Mock, Courtney Cloud, Kerry Mushrush, Adrianna Torres, and Catherine Steiner. SFSC Phi Beta Lambda Members shine at district competition LP man killed, three hurt in crash Unemployment rate drops to 7 percent Local jobless numbers still higher than states 6.2 average

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 Page A3 Big Al Pelski models his likeness on the Celebrate Lake Placid mural on the side of the Walgreens store in Lake Placid. T he mural was dedicated on Saturday. Lake Placid celebrates 45th mural; 46th already complete Mural Society founder Harriet Porter (left) with Bob Porter (right) at the dedication ceremony for the Celebrate Lake Placid mural Saturday. The Porters are the subject of the newest mural, which was completed Jan. 13. Walgreens Vice President of Marketing Marlin Hutchens is standing at the back left and artist Keith Goodson is behind Harriet Porter. More remains excavated at Marianna reform school yard 2 teens jailed in $55,000 burglary Hammond Wiley

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An editorial from the Harrison (Ark.) Daily Times. ANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS Editorial & Opinion SCOTT DRESSELEditor editor@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTERRI LEEterri.lee@newssun.com NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor publisher@newssun.com VICKIE WATSONvickie.watson@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSmcollins@newssun.com ADVERTISING Page A4 News-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 www.newssun.com Landmark Surgeon Generals report on smoking turns 50 Means testing of veterans claims is criminal VFW commended for service at funeral Nurse happy with Florida Hospital care Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood and Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty! is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. Send comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Its later than men think Guest Column Tom Purcell EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 Page A5 Obituaries Polston Carla and Courtney Ball, Hannah and Tyler Sheffield, Jackie and Ian Harris, Marly A. Colon, Lindsay Everest, April Garcia, Erin and Emma Welch, Annandra Ramkissoon, Laura and Haily Richardson, Gary and Emily Dressel, Elliot, Eddie, and Robert Cyr, Ralph Rossenburg, and Charlie Reynolds (not pictured). all worked together Saturday morning to install new benches and plant 14 trees on the campus of Memorial Elementary in Avon Park. 4-H members spruce up Memorial Elementary campus with trees, benches Annandra Ramkissoon, Courtney Ball, Emma Welch and Ian Harris sit around a tree they planted Saturday. Winter storm causes wrecks, gridlock with snow expected in Panhandle States consider reviving old-fashioned execution methods

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Phil Attinger can be reached at phil.attinger@newssun.com or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed on Twitter @PhilAttinger. Page A6 News-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 www.newssun.com The Restoration Center at the corner of Sparta Road and State Road 66 south of Sebring is one of the options being considered for the new Highlands County Sheriffs Office location. Phil Attinger can be reached at phil.attinger@newssun.com or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed on Twitter @PhilAttinger. Council wont re-name Delaney or Main after MLK Robert Barben, who served on the Avon Park City Council with former Mayor Edgar A. DeLaney Sr. from 1953-1957, said DeLaney was a quiet individual who got an awful lot done during a time when the mayor acted as city manager in addition to having a paying job. County tries to move forward on finding new site for HCSO Fire hyrdrant proves no help to firefighters in AP Lakes blaze Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Answers sought on Medicaid problems

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014Page A7 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 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 Cler k 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, 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. Dated this 10th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k 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, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2010-CA-000285 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS,INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-14, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY P.STANLEY A/K/A JEFF P.STANLEY ,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 16,2014 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000285 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS,INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-14 is the Plaintiff and JEFFREY P. STANLEY A/K/A JEFF P.STANLEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CACH,LLC; are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 29,BLOCK 8,HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION E,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 87,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 239 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 17,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F09124518 GREENTREEAZ-CONV-B/C-dkabore---Team 4 F09124518 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. January 29; February 5,2014 Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notification; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. January 29; February 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:2011CA000692 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP,FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY V.LOMONICO,et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 17,2014,entered in Civil Case Number 2011CA000692,in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,wherein BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP,FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP is the Plaintiff,and ANTHONY V.LOMONICO,et al.,are the Defendants, Highlands County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 10,LAKE JOSEPHINE SUBDIVISION NO.2,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 85,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,at Jury Assembly Room,in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33871 at 11:00 AM,on the 19th day of February,2014.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED:January 17,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000922 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. JOSEPH CLYDE GREEN; MARY L. GREEN; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES, SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JEAN A. SHILLING HARRISON; ROBERT F.HARRISON; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION,INC.; LEISURE LAKES PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELEOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 23,2013,and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on January 17,2014,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 43,AND THE NORTH 60 FEET OF LOT 42,BLOCK 31,LEISURE LAKES SECTION FOUR,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 1049 WINTER GREEN STREET, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852-7017 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,at 11:00 A.M.on February 19,2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 17th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),88110705 January 29; February 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:2009-000874-GCS RL REGI-FL VARC,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. VARELA CONST.CORP., PRESTIGE BUILDERS OF FLORIDA,II,LLC, JULIO VARELA,et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Default Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 17,2014 and entered in Case No. 2009-000874 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida wherein RL REGI-FL VARC, LLC,Plaintiff,and VARELA CONST.CORP., PRESTIGE BUILDERS OF FLORIDA II,LLC AND JULIO VARELA,are Defendants,the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 o'clock A.M.on the 19th day of February,2014,at the Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment,to wit: Parcel Identification Number: C043428-23047600030 A parcel of land lying within Block 476 of Unit 23 of Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring as recorded in Plat Book 10,Page 28,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwesterly corner of said Block 476,run thence northerly along the westerly boundary N 0 11'45'' E, 756.754' to the P.O.B.; thence continue along said boundary N 0 11'45'' E,400.00'; thence run S 89 48'15'' E,52.70'; thence run along the arc of a curve to the left R = 1200'; D = 18 13'45'',L = 381.791',C = 380,183',C.B.= N 81 04'54'' E; thence run N 71 58'00'' E,788.38' to a point on the westerly right of way of U.S.27; thence run Southerly along said right of way S 18 02'00'' E,400.00'; thence run S 71 58'00'' W,788.38'; thence run along the arc of a curve to the right R = 1600',D 18 13'45'', L = 509.055',C = 506.911',C.B.= S 81 04'54'' W,thence run N 89 48'15'' W, 52.70' to the P.O.B. ATTENTION:PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 North Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830,(863) 534-4686,at least seven days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 17th day of January,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court Robert W.Germaine By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 29; February 5,2014 NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE RUN AT RIGHT ANGLES SOUTHWESTERLY A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET ALONG LOT LINES OF SAID LOTS 11 AND 12 TO THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 11; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 11 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.ALL IN BLOCK 290,LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK2,PAGES 12 THROUGH 16,INCLUSIVE,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. 213 LONGVIEW ROAD,SEBRING,FLORIDA 33870,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE,YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.AFTER 60 DAYS,ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County,Florida,this 18th day of December,2013. BOB GERMAINE,Clerk HIGHLANDS County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 29; February 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000154 Division No. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES, 2006-BC2 Plaintiff(s), vs. MARIA ARENCIBIA,et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 1,2013,and entered in Case No.28-2012-CA-000154 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-BC2 is the Plaintiff and MARIA DEL PILAR ARENCIBIA AND OSORIO R.RODRIGUEZ AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S),are the Defendants,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida,at 11:00 a.m.on the 18th day of February, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment,to wit: ALL OF LOTS 13,14 AND 15,AND LOT 12 LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF SAID LOT 12 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 11; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF LONGVIEW ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHWESTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE LINE DIVIDING SAID LOTS 11 AND 12 TO A POINT ON THE 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 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/ Pamela Matheis 281 Greenfield Road Winter Haven,Florida 33884 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ James V.Lobozzo Jr. JAMES V.LOBOZZO,JR.,ESQ. Attorney for Pamela Matheis Florida Bar Number:274178 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S.Ridgewood Drive Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 471-0751 E-Mail:jvlpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail:cmc@mllaw.net January 22,29,2014 1050Legals 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 A FTER 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 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ William F.Sullivan E-Mail Address:wfs@portleysullivan.com 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.:PC 14-04 IN RE:ESTATE OF MICHAEL E.MACEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The administration of the estate of MICHAEL E.MACEY,deceased,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. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court,WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is January 29,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Margarete Kaiser / s/ Michael M.Disler A ttorney for Personal Representative MICHAEL M.DISLER,Esquire mikedisler@yahoo.com 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Florida Bar No.606782 Tel:(863) 385-5139 Fax:(863) 385-2566 January 29; February 5,2014 1050Legals

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Page A8News-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014www.newssun.com 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000447 ONEWEST BANK,F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES,LIENOR,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF NORMA MCNEIL,DECEASED; MILLY HOUGHTON; UNITED STATES OF A MERICA,ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENOR,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,AND A LL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF NORMA MCNEIL,DECEASED whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors, creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interst by,through,under or against the Defendants,whoa re not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein A LL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING A N INTEREST BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND A GAINST A A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO A RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors,creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interst by,through,under or against the Defendants,whoa re not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida,has been filed against you: LOT 14,TWIN LAKES ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,PAGE 31,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PART MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 14, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 32' EAST A DISTANCE OF 64.14 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 22'30'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 48.29 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 41 DEGREES 37'30'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 42.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; ALSO STARTING AT THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 20,OF TWIN LAKES ADDITION A CCORDING TO THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION IN THE FRACTIONAL SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION 14,TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 32' EAST A DISTANCE OF 88.05 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 89 DEGREES 32' EAST A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SHORE OF LAKE REDWATER; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION A DISTANCE OF 35 FEET,MORE OR LESS,TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 22'30'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.CONVEYING HEREBY A TRIANGULAR SHAPED PARCEL OF LAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH A SURVEY BY JAMES F.MCLURE,JR.OF LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA,DATED JULY 1963.SAID LOTS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF FRACTIONAL WEST HALF (W1/2) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4) AND WEST 265 FEET OF EASTHALF (E1/2) OF FRACTIONAL SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4), LESS THE SOUTH 100 FEET OF BOTH PARCELS IN SECTION 14,TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. This property is located at the street address of: 59 Twin Lakes Road,Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Y OU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before February 11, 2014,a date which is within 30 days after the first publication,if any,on Elizabeth R. Wellborn,P.A.,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd.,Suite 100, Deerfield Beach,Florida 33442,and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney,or immediately thereafter; otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on January 8,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By:/s/ Tony Kopp (COURT SEAL) Deputy Clerk 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 not cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. 1012-15618 January 28; February 5,2014DUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014Page A9 1977 FORD Pickup, 351 Windsor Engine, Automatic, & pwr steering. Sacrifice at $3850. or make offer. 863-414-0732 or 863-465-9100 9450Automotive for SaleUTILITY TRAILERfor sale 6' x 12' single axle TSC utility box on front 863-257-0319 or 937-408-0244 $800.00 9220Utility Trailers 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationBED -ERGONOMATIC QUEEN Size (2 units). Dual Massage & Wave Action, can be separated. Like New! Linens included. Original cost $7000. Selling for $2500. Firm! 517-582-1120 or 517-582-1121 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. KITTENS 2black & white males. 3.5mo. old. Sweet, need indoor forever homes. Neutered & Rabies shot. $15. Sebring Call 863-446-0395 7520Pets & Supplies WEST SEBRINGFri. Only. 1/31. 8 6pm. 1435 E. Claradge off Rt. 17. Household, camping, Christmas & more! TAG SALES,ESTATE SALES, LIQUIDATIONS. Certified Appraiser 45 + Years of experience, Fees based on Sales. We do it all! Call Stan at 863-414-5284 SEBRING *YARD SALE Sat. Feb. 1st, 2014 8am to 12pm. HIGHLAND WHEEL ESTATES 1004 Hammock Rd. New & Used Items, Crafts & Bake Sale. SEBRING *HUGE ESTATE SALE 1603 Sunset Dr, off the parkway, Thur, Fri & Sat, 1/30-31 & 2/1, 8am to 3pm, Furniture, Collectibles, Household & Garage items. Everything is Priced to Sell! Items from Hammock Estate. Something for every age. A Must See Sale! SEBRING Sebring Parkway to Lakeview to Ben Eastman to 2903 Orange Grove Drive, Sebring 33870. Friday Jan. 31, through Sunday Feb. 2, 8am to 4pm. Large collection of David Winter Cottages and books. Matching La-Z-Boy deep blue recliners in exc. condition. Very nice traditional Toile-like loveseat clean, octagonal table, nice brass lamps, a few art glass pieces, hard rock maple drop-leaf DR set with leaves and four chairs, Ethan Allen American Tradition hutch, large aprox 7X11 ft. area rug, two ladder back chairs w/ rush seats, dark wood oval coffee and end tables, couch, mirror, lg. rectangular Oak table and six roll around chairs, Kenmore microwave, set of dishes, personal stereo, TVs, nice towels, sheets, Japanese jewelry box, beautiful queen low poster bed, mid-century modern, round bronze tone smokey glass top table & four molded acrylic chairs, precious dog figurines, small kitchen appliances, cookers, blender, toaster oven, can opener, elec. fry pans, pots & pans, flatware, utensils, glasses, yard tools, hand tools, elec. typewriter and typing table, ladders, tall stools (2), large flower pots (blue/white) porcelain. No Early Sales! www.estatesales.net SEBRING SPRINGLAKE Estate Sale! Fri. Sun. 1/31 2/02, 8 3pm. 1021 Greenwood Terrace. 5 pc. Sectional, tables, 5 TV's, dressers, double bed & kitchen items. SEBRING HILLSSat. 2/1, 8 2pm. 901 S. Egret St. Multi-Family Sale! Household, vintage costume jewelry, toys, tools, clothes, furn., Race & Coke collectibles, Christmas yard figurines, TV/VCR & more! SEBRING COUNTRYESTATES HUGE SALE at 4101 Ferrari Dr., Thur-FriSat, Jan, 30 & 31 / Feb 1, 7am ? Earlybirds Welcome All 3 Days! Household Items, Lawn, Tools, MIsc. LOW PRICES! SEBRING -WILLOW GATE Annual Sale Sat. Feb 1, 8am-12pm. Many homes throughout community participating. Cookies & Coffee also for sale at Clubhouse at the end of Thunderbird Rd. SEBRING -LARGE MULTI-FAMILY Fri-Sat 1/31 & 2/1, 8am-? 3284 Golfview Rd. (Harder Hall). Lots of misc. items & clothing. SEBRING *NEIGHBORHOOD SALE 2505 Sunset Dr., Fri & Sat, 1/31 & 2/1, 9am 3pm. Household items, Sporting, Collectibles, Tools & Furniture. Much More! SEB. -*Help Hands Service Club* Announces Annual Charity Bazzar Sat, Feb. 1, 8am 12pm. Silent Auction / Raffle / Crafts ( behind Walgreens & Village Inn ) at the Clubhouse. Jewelry & Slightly used items for sale. All Proceeded go to Local Charities. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING *CALVARY CHURCH 1825 Hammock Rd. Sat. Feb. 8th, 8am to 3pm. 2 Treadmills, Furn., Clothing, Housewares, Electronics, Golf Bags, New craft supplies, Collector dolls, All accessories & parts for doll assembly. Art work, Books, Jewelry, Baked goods & Lots of Misc. CHURCH OFGOD OF PROPHECY 1800 US 98, Lorida. FISH FRY (Catfish) Sat. Feb. 1st, at 11am ? Fish & Chips $5.00 Fish Dinner $7.00 AVON PARK*Bonnet Lake Camp grounds* In Club House, 2825 SR 17 S, Sat, Feb 1, 8am 11am. Treasurers / Bargains & Something for Everyone! Coffee & Donuts for sale!! 7320Garage &Yard Sales UPRIGHT VACUUMBAGLESS Completely Reconditioned. 30 Day Guarantee! $25. 863-402-2285 SCHWINN TRICYCLE( 3 wheel ) Adult Bike. Good Condition. $250. 863-385-7520 or 863-414-4180 SOLD!!!! RUBBER BEDMAT for a short bed pickup Ford F150, (63" wide X 66" long 5/16" thick), in very good condition. $25. 863-453-7027 DOLL HOUSEFurniture, 30 yrs old, Handmade from balsa wood. Never used. 5 rooms & lots of accessories. $50. 863-402-2285 COMFORTER -Full (regular) Size, 2 Pillow Cases & Skirt, Tiger & Jungle scene, Like New Conditon. $20. 863-402-2285 CALLAWAY DRIVERLadies 10 degree $25. Golf Hammock Area. 269-963-7817 7310Bargain Buys SHED SMITHBILT,8 x 8', shelves. 1 yr. old. Cream & tan color. You move. $950. 217-412-8989 CHAIR "CATNAPPER ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR. Extra Large Size, Faux Leather Chestnut Color. Like New! $700. 863-382-4057 7300Miscellaneous 7000 MerchandiseWORKSHOP /STORAGE BLDG. 40 ft. X 45 ft. with Electric / Water & Bathroom. 2818 Richwood Dr. ( off Orange Blossom Blvd.) $300. per Month. 863-385-7488 6550Warehousesfor Rent 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. 3106 Miracle Way. $595/mo. 863-446-1822 6200UnfurnishedApartments SPRING LAKE2BR/2BA/ Central Air/Heat, Washer Dryer Hook Up, Dishwasher, Fridge w/ice maker, Range & Cable incl. in rent. 863-381-8069. AVON PARKBeautiful Lake View. 2BR/1BA. Includes Water & Garbage. Washer & Dryer connection. Safe neighborhood. Dead End St. Pets allowed. No Pitt Bulls. $450 + Deposit. 863-453-4914 or 863-414-2871 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING *WHISPER LAKE 2BR, 2BA, ON NICE LOT & CANAL. NEW C/H/A UNIT, Florida Room, Carport & 2 Sheds. $13,500. 863-402-1594 5050Mobile HomesFor SaleAVON PARK1BR., Bonus room, laminate floors, C/H/A, partially furnished with carport, covered patio and shed. $5000. 863-221-2447 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesEXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at:http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 CHILDREN'S MUSEUMAIDE, good with Kids. H/S degree and background check required. Tues.-Fri. 10-4. $7.75/hr. Apply at, 219 N. Ridgewood Dr. Sebring. A CHRISTIANPRESCHOOL is looking for an experienced fun loving teacher. Please call 863-402-2408 for more information. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 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 AFTER 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 Attorney 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 service@crrpalaw.com January 22,29,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000916 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN HAROLD LEE A/K/A BRIAN LEE, LINDA MAE LEE,HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES ASSOCIATION,INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on January 17,2014, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 15 AND LOT 16,BLOCK 9,HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES,SECTION B,ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 68,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. and commonly known as:1022 ORCHID STREET,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on February 19,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 17th day of January,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1137433/anp January 29; February 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-531 IN RE:ESTATE OF ROBERT B.HARGROVE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT B.HARGROVE,deceased,whose date of death was November 16,2013,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 29,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Robert G.Hargrove 109 Daphne Ave.NW Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ William J.Nielander Florida Bar Number:0386014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 E-Mail:wjn@nielander.com January 29; February 5,2014 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 BETTY 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: /s/ Michael M.Disler 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael M.Disler MICHAEL M.DISLER Attorney for Representative Florida Bar No.606782 Email:mikedisler@yahoo.com 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,FL 33870 Phone:863 385-5139 Fax:863 385-2566 January 22,29,2014 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 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/ Sandra O.Rose Smith P.O.Box 389 Venus,Florida 33960 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ William J.Nielander Florida Bar Number:0386014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 E-Mail:wjn@nielander.com January 22,29,2014 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 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/ Thomas Zwayer 924 Galaxy Avenue Sebring,Florida 33876 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ James V.Lobozzo Jr. James V.Lobozzo Jr.,Esq. A ttorney for Thomas Zwayer Florida Bar Number:274178 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S.Ridgewood Drive Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 402-2436 E-Mail:jvlpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail:jlobozzo@mllaw.net 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 A venue,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 5,12,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282010CA000046AOOOXX CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GERALD M.DESROSIERS A/K/A GERALD DESROSIERS; BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.; CARRIE J.DESROSIERS A/K/A CARRIE JO DESROSIERS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 13th day of January,2014,and entered in Case No.282010CA000046AOOOXX,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and GERALD M.DESROSIERS A/K/A GERALD DESROSIERS; BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.; CARRIE J.DESROSIERS A/K/A CARRIE JO DESROSIERS; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants.The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING, FL 33870,11:00 AM on the 18th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT A LOTS 17,18 AND 19 AND THE NORTH 15 FEET LESS AND EXCEPT THE WEST 3 FEET OF LOT 20,TOGETHER WITH A 30 FOOT ABANDONED RIGHT-OF-WAY LYING ADJACENT TO LOTS 18 AND 19 AND THE NORTH 15 FEET OF LOT 20,BLOCK 69,LAKEWOOD TERRACES,SHEET NO.1,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 50,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 13th day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp 09-78578 January 29; February 5,2014 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 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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Im rather shocked Im at the point where I could type this columns headline. I have long been on the side of those against the Steroid Era of baseball, as well as the lingering PED issues that are popping up here and there. Ive written previous columns that explain how Major League Baseball has had a steroid policy technically in effect since well before the 1998 season when things really started to, for lack of a better word, explode. The problem was, during negotiations with the MLB players union following the strike that caused the cancellation of the 1994 World Series, while the rule was put in, the players association balked at allowing any sort of testing and actual enforcement of said rule. Knowing a deal had to be worked out before the game was further damaged, the rule went in without any teeth. So when I hear that the likes of Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa didnt break any rules with their alleged juicing in the late 90s, well, thats not exactly right. And those who say, well, all the players in the 60s, 70s and 80s were popping greenies (amphetamines), which are also PEDs. But to me, that comparison falls short. Its like if Popeye was facing off against Bluto and popped some greenies. Hed be much more alert, zoned in, maybe a little quicker than normal and might land a few shots. But give him a can of spinach, and youre talking something completely different with Bluto battered into a hapless heap. Flash forward to more recent years, with MLB now having a rule with teeth on The South Central Florida Pickleball League is comprised of five teams; Highlands Ridge, Tanglewood, Riverbend (LaBelle), Lake Ashton (Lake Wales) and Del Webb (Orlando). Each club will play against the others once this season before the final shootout on Monday, March 3, at the recently opened Sun N Lake pickleball courts. After a cool and dreary week in Florida, the team from Riverbend RVResort in LaBelle visited Tanglewood. Riverbend fielded only four teams which meant that many of Tanglewoods players, always eager for competition, had to sit on the sidelines. Each of Tanglewoods four teams played a best two out of three set against each of Riverbends teams. The teams are rated A through D with team points earned in each game. The most points are awarded in the final matches where each clubs similarly seeded teams compete (Avs A, B vs B, etc.). Riverbend started strong, winning three of four matches in the first round of play. Round two was tied at two games apiece. Riverbend took a 16-8 lead into the third round which also resulted in a split. Entering the days final round, Riverbend had a healthy lead of 24-16. In the final round, Tanglewoods Ateam; Mike March and Wayne Buck, won the first game but Riverbend took the second. With a large crowd cheering on the home team, the third match was extremely tight with Riverbend finally emerging with a 14-12 win. Because Tanglewoods other three teams had taken their final matches, Tanglewood was victorious on the day with a team score of 34-33. Tanglewoods D team of Debi Yandell and Cheryl McCullough played exteremely well, winning their match against Riverbends womens team while losing their matches against Riverbends men. Tracy Vernest subbed for McCullough in match two. The C team of Tom Stadler and Dave Werry took two of four matches with Walt Snyder subbing for Werry in two of the matches. Randy Crawfis and Gary Sewell, Tanglewoods B team, took two of four matches. Mike March and Wayne Buck won three of four matches in Alevel play. On the sidelines for Tanglewood due to the limited number of teams that Riverbend brought were; Gloria Soltes, Betty Schleis, Sandi March, Ellen Nesbitt and Charlie Athorn. This was Tanglewoods second win of the season, having defeated Del Webb, Orlando on Saturday, Jan. 11. By LAUREN WELBORN AVON PARK Nine fresh-faced freshmen and one transfer player will be j oining six returning Lady Panther teammates this softball season for South Florida State College. After having completed their fall ball season, the Lady Panthers have gotten a good idea of how to capitalize this year despite losing one returning sophomore and having so many new players. They have worked hard all fall, shared head coach Carlos Falla. The fresh faces are bringing in a lot of team speed-weve stolen more bases this fall than we did all last spring. We are really good at running the bases. Elaborating on their offensive, Falla added, We can turn six kids to the left side of the plate. We can slap, bunt, power slap, and hit away from the left side so it gives us a little more depth in our offense than weve had in the past This switch-hitting, multiple-offense advantage in addition to the teams speed can potentially result in putting more girls on base and, in turn, more stolen bases and runs scored. The versatility continues for the Lady Panthers as they take the field as well. Weve got a little more depth this year than weve had in the past, explained Falla. Which can be attributed to the ever expanding reach of South Floridas recruiting, which is bringing in players from as far as Tampa, Vero Beach, Cape Coral, Naples and Miami. We have several girls that play multiple positions which makes it a little easier to rest people or, if somebody gets hurt, to fill in for them until they get back, Falla added. Unfortunately, this advantage has already come into effect as one of the Panthersreturning frontline pitchers suffered an injury leaving her unable to play this spring. Falla said it well as he stated, The key is always pitching in any hard-ball sport. With this adaptable team, making the necessary adjustments should not hinder their potential. We have a lot new pitchers, including one returning sophomore and four others behind her that can throw, so we are deep there. The Lady Panthers have more than just improving their game on their mind, however. Our team goal is to be better all around in everything that we do on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. We also want to be sure to take care of the little things that will make us better as individuals and as a team: maintaining focus, not procrastinating on anything and being dedicated to your teammates by trying to do the best you can every time you go out. Helping Falla toward this end is second-year assistant coach and former Avon News-Sun Wednesday, January 29, 2014 BSection Sports NASCAR This WeekPAGEB3 Lauren Welborn/News-Sun The 2014 Lady Panthers of South Florida State College. Back row, left to right: Cooper Bartley, Mackenzie Hunt, Kaitlyn Conway, Alexis Adams, Caitlyn Lytle and Rayvin Vick. Middle row, left to right: Lauren Harris, Brooke Dean, Lauren Phillips, Jayme Faircloth and Kala Thompson. Front row: Nicole Rosado, Shantel Coughlin, Paige Davis, Kolby Lipe and Kelly Olson. Courtesy photo Back row, left to right, Wayne Buck, Dave Werry, Mike March, Charlie Athorn, Walt Snyder, Gary Sewell, Randy Crawfis. Front row, Gloria Soltes, Sandi March, Cheryl McCullough, Betty Schleis, Tracy Vernest. And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne Lady Panthers ready to pounce Tanglewood tops Riverbend in SCF Pickelball action Carlos Falla Weve stolen more bases this fall than we did all last spring. See SFSC, B4 Feeling for Braun See BRAUN, B4 Photo courtesy of imsa.com Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais celebrate their Rolex 24 win in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP. DAYTONABEACH It was an instant classic for the debut of a new chapter in North American motorsports. The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrn North American Endurance Cup debuted with a record crowd and a thrilling finish in the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona, won by Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP. Alate incident set up a 10-minute sprint to the checkered flag, with a potential feel goodstory in the making. Two-time Rolex 24 winner Wayne Taylor out of retirement for a final opportunity to co-drive with sons Ricky and Jordan could only watch as Max Angelelli prepared to unleash the Ax in a dash to the finish. But Barbosa was not to be denied, coming home with his second overall victory at Daytona in five years for Action Express by a 1.461-second margin of victory. He won his third Rolex Daytona Cosmograph (he also won in class in 2003), while Fittipaldi took his second (overall in 2004) and Bourdais a four-time Champ Car World Series champion won the event for the first time. The race was marred in the early Action Express Racing wins season opener See ROLEX, B4

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Central District shuffleboard tournamentsSEBRING Two tournaments are serving up shuffleboard the next two days at the Sebring Recreation Club, located at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Thursday, Jan. 30, will see competition among any Doubles No. 2 Pros, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, the field changes to all Amateurs Draw doubles, and will also get underway at 9 a.m. Lunch will be available both days. For more information, call the Sebring Recreation Club at 385-2966.Avon ParkDixie BaseballAVONPARK Avon Park Dixie Youth Baseball sign-ups will be at Durrah Martin Baseball Complex behind The Clock Restaurant on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. There will also be sign-ups at Top Shop on 12 N. Anoka Ave, Avon Park. The fee is $70 per player, additional player is $5 off. If you have any questions please contact Bob Ford 863-214-6267.Valentines Tennis TournamentSEBRING The 20th Annual Valentines Tennis Tournament will begin 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 for players of all ages and levels of play for this fun event. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and consolation-round winners of A, B and C divisions. Registration fee includes fun, competitive matches, T-shirts, morning and lunch 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 not have a mixed doubles partner, the committee will find your match for the event. 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 4710389.AP Rotary Golf Tourney setAVON PARK The 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 a.m. shotgun start. This years tournament will be a fourperson scramble format. Entry fee is $60 per person with checks made payable to Rotary Club of Avon Park. An application and entry form may be obtained by emailing tourney directo r Chet Brojek at o r by calling him at 863-712-3524 or 3854736. The entry fee includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, prizes and post golf meal in the clubhouse. There will be 50/50, closest to the pin, putting contest, and other contests, plenty of raffle prizes and a great day of golf. Proceeds benefit local charities supported by the Avon Park Noon Rotary Club. Entry will be limited to the first 100 paid participants. Hole sponsorships are available fo r $100 by contacting Brojek.GOLS Indoor Soccer AVON PARK Registration for GOLS Indoor Soccer League is Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-Noon at First Baptist Church o f Avon Park. Sign-ups will take place in the Family Life Center (old Avon Park Recreation Center across from the tennis courts 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 the first 40 players to sign up. Each team plays one game a week a t 6:30 p.m. (either Tuesday or Thursday) from Feb. 11 to Apr. 17, concluding with a tournament. GOLS (Goals Of Life and Soccer) is in its 11th year as a ministry of First Baptis t Church of Avon Park. Participants learn soccer and team skills from certified coaches. For more information, contact Coach Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler a t 385-3235.Eagles looking for coaches AVONPARK 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 selec t Coach/Volunteer tab to view requirements and submit application. If you have any questions, you may contact Cliff Howell at 863-253-7070, o r Melissa Lane at 863-381-9325.Blue Streak baseball chicken dinnerSEBRING Leading into the 2014 baseball season, the Blue Streaks will be hosting a chicken dinner on Saturday, Feb. 1, and providing the entertainment as well. Meal time, at Firemens Field, will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $7 and tickets can be purchased from any varsity or junior varsity baseball player. Limited walk-up dinners will be available. Weather permitting, the team will also be having a scrimmage while dinner is being served. PRO BOWLSunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu Team Rice 22, Team Sanders 21SUPER BOWLSunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. Denver vs. Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Toronto2321.523 Brooklyn2023.4652.5 New York1727.3866 Boston 1531.3269 Philadelphia1431.3119.5 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami 3212.727 Atlanta 2321.5239 Washington2122.48810.5 Charlotte1927.41314 Orlando1233.26720.5 Central Division WLPctGB Indiana 349.791 Chicago2222.50012.5 Detroit 1727.38617.5 Cleveland1628.36418.5 Milwaukee836.18226.5WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio3311.750 Houston2917.6305 Dallas 2620.5658 Memphis2220.52410 New Orleans1825.41914.5 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3610.783 Portland3312.7332.5 Denver 2221.51212.5 Minnesota2222.50013 Utah 1629.35619.5 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers3215.681 Golden State2718.6004 Phoenix2618.5914.5 L.A. Lakers1629.35615 Sacramento1529.34115.5 ___ Sundays Games Miami 113, San Antonio 101 New York 110, L.A. Lakers 103 New Orleans 100, Orlando 92 Phoenix 99, Cleveland 90 Brooklyn 85, Boston 79 Dallas 116, Detroit 106 Golden State 103, Portland 88 Denver 125, Sacramento 117 Mondays Games Phoenix 124, Philadelphia 113 Toronto 104, Brooklyn 103 Minnesota 95, Chicago 86 Oklahoma City 111, Atlanta 109 L.A. Clippers 114, Milwaukee 86 Utah 106, Sacramento 99 Tuesdays Games New Orleans at Cleveland, late Orlando at Detroit, late Boston at New York, late San Antonio at Houston, late Memphis at Portland, late Washington at Golden State, late Indiana at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Oklahoma City at Miami, 7 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Denver, 9 p.m. Chicago at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Memphis at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3315369153113 Tampa Bay3116567155128 Toronto2721660155168 Montreal2720559128134 Detroit23181157135144 Ottawa22201054147165 Florida2124749127158 Buffalo143073597147 Metropolitan Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh3714276171128 N.Y. Rangers2823359139138 Carolina2419957134147 Columbus2622456152148 Philadelphia2522656142158 New Jersey22201155127132 Washington2321854148154 N.Y. Islanders2126850157185WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago32101276190149 St. Louis3511575177119 Colorado3314571153137 Minnesota2820662129133 Dallas2421856154157 Winnipeg2524555152158 Nashville2323854132163 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim3910583182130 San Jose3413674165126 Los Angeles3018666133113 Vancouver2718963137138 Phoenix24181058151160 Calgary1827743119165 Edmonton1732640144190 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games Florida 5, Detroit 4, SO N.Y. Rangers 7, New Jersey 3 Winnipeg 3, Chicago 1 Edmonton 5, Nashville 1 Vancouver 5, Phoenix 4, OT Mondays Games Boston 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Carolina 3, Columbus 2 Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 0 Colorado 4, Dallas 3 Edmonton 4, Vancouver 2 Los Angeles 1, San Jose 0 Tuesdays Games Florida at Boston, late Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Detroit at Philadelphia, late Ottawa at Columbus, late Washington at Buffalo, late Carolina at Montreal, late New Jersey at St. Louis, late Nashville at Winnipeg, late Los Angeles at Phoenix, late Chicago at Calgary, late Minnesota at Anaheim, late Wednesdays Games N.Y. Rangers vs. N.Y. Islanders at Bronx, NY, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer in Regional Quarterfinals,at Berkeley Prep,7 p.m.; Softball at Clewiston Pre-Season Tournament, TBD FRIDAY: Softball at Clewiston Pre-Season Tournament,TBD Sebring THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer in Regional Quarterfinals,at Merritt Island,7 p.m.; Softball at DeSoto Pre-Season Tournament,vs. Bayshore,7 p.m.; Wrestling at District 10-2A Tournament,Braden River,11 a.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Lakeland,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at District Tournament,7 p.m.,if necessary SFSC FRIDAY: Baseball at St.Petersburg Tournament,vs.Southwest Tennessee,11 a.m.; Softball vs.Lake Sumter,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at St.Petersburg Tournament,vs.Chipola,10 a.m.,vs.Palm Beach State,6 p.m.; Softball at Kickoff Classic,Clearwater,TBD Avon Park THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball hosts District Tournament,7 p.m.,if necessary SATURDAY: Wrestling at District 9-1A Tournament,Frostproof,11 a.m. NFL Playoffs NBA NHL Page B2News-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 www.newssun.com AVON PARK On your mark, get set, go! Registration for the 5th annual Panther 5K Run/Walk is now available online at This annual family event will take place on Saturday, March 1, and benefits the South Florida State College (SFSC) Athletic Department. The Panther 5K Run/Walk will take participants on a path through the beautiful SFSC Highlands Campus and along College Drive. Participants can choose to run the 5K as a race or to take a more leisurely, familyfriendly walk. Four-legged friends and strollers are welcome. This event helps us to promote health among our community and raise funds to help support SFSC athletics, said Rick Hitt, SFSC athletic director and head baseball coach. We will earmark a portion of the raised funds to go toward the Panther Fieldhouse fundraising effort, which is our effort to supply the softball, baseball and future cross country team with a dressing facility located down on the athletic complex grounds. Other funds raised will be earmarked for things that may arise during the year outside of our normal budget. The entry fee for the SFSC Panther 5K Run/Walk is $25 for adults, $20 for students with a current I.D., and $15 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free with a completed form, but do not receive a shirt. The first 200 registered runners receive a goody bag and an official Panther 5K dri-fit shirt for adults and students. Children receive a T-shirt. The entry fee remains the same through race day. Sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter on or after Feb. 9. Registration is 7 7:45 a.m. on race day and the race begins at 8 a.m. Scrambled eggs and fruit will be available to participants after the race. Aspecial awards ceremony will follow the race. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in each age (6 and up) and gender category as well as Overall and Masters. The annual Panther 5K race is sponsored by the SFSC Foundation, Inc. and the Jarrett Family Foundation. Entry forms are available online at For information about the SFSC Panther 5K Run/Walk or to become a sponsor, call the SFSC Foundation at 863453-3133. Panther 5K Run/Walk to benefit athletics

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By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated PressNEWARK, N.J. Peyton Manning is not interested in talking about where his career stands in football history. Not right now, anyway. Not when hes still playing. And certainly not less than a week from playing in the Super Bowl for the Denver Broncos. As collected and measured as he is while standing in a pocket, Manning coasted through the circus that is Media Day, opining on his familys favorite beer, politely evading silly questions about reality TV and avoiding any wild pronouncements. Reporters repeatedly brought up the word legacy as the 37-year-old Manning, a four-time NFL MVPwho broke records by throwing for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards this season, sat through his hour-long session Tuesday. Hardly surprising that he never took the bait. Ive been being asked about my legacy since I was about 25 years old. Im not sure you can have a legacy when youre 25 years old. Even 37, Manning said in response to the first such query. Id like to have to be, like, 70 to have a legacy. Im not even 100 percent sure what the word even means. Then, in about the closest thing to a stumble, Manning continued: Im still in the middle of my career. At least one of the dozens of assembled media members gasped, middle?! Realizing his miscue, Manning chuckled and went on. Let me rephrase that, he resumed. Im down the homestretch of my career, but Im still in it. Its not over yet. And so its still playing out. This has been the second chapter of my career. Sundays game against the Seattle Seahawks will be Mannings third appearance in a Super Bowl. The other two came with the Indianapolis Colts. He helped that franchise win the NFLchampionship game in 2007, then lost in the 2010 Super Bowl. Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFend rich going by a horrific crash when Memo Gidley driving the pole-winning No. 99 GAINSCO Corvette DP rear-ended the disabled No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia driven by Matteo Malucelli. Both drivers were taken to nearby Halifax Hospital, where they are undergoing treatment. The race was red-flagged for 55:45 minutes after the incident. The race featured 52 lead changes, with the winning Action Express team leading 18 times for 313 laps, and the Wayne Taylor Racing team 12 times for 228 laps. The winning team completed 695 laps on the 3.56mile circuit, covering 2,474.2 miles for the team owned by Daytona Beach businessman Bob Johnson. Bob was convincingly, absolutely dead sure we were going to win it, Bourdais said. He was right. The guys were prepared. Everybody knew exactly what to do and how to do it, and the execution was perfect. What can I say? Its a dream come true. The Taylorsdream was dashed by Barbosas great j ump on the restart with four laps remaining. I tried everything to find a good balance, a good run, Angelelli said. But I didnt have enough for him. I thought I had (enough) when I picked up the car for the final two stints. But the final rush, unfortunately not. While the new Corvette C7.R that raced in the GTLe Mans class and its street counterpart the Z06 opened the event with plenty of fanfare, the Corvette DP flexed considerable muscle of its own by sweeping the top four positions. Brothers Burt and Brian Frisselle joined John Martin and Fabien Giroix in the third-place No. 9 Action Express Corvette DP, followed by Richard Westbrook, Michael Valiante and Mike Rockenfeller No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP. Two-time ALMS P1 champions Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr led the LMP2based Prototypes by finishing fifth with Alex Brundle in the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Nissan/ORECA. Three months after setting the all-time speed record on the 2.5-mile Daytona trioval, Colin Braun took his first Rolex 24 victory in Prototype Challenge. Braun swept to a one-lap triumph in the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECAFLM09 with Jon Bennett, Mark Wilkins and James Gue. We worked really, really hard to come up with a plan that we wanted to stick with, Braun said. We came prepared this weekend and executed our plan, down to being fastest in the opening two practice sessions, winning the pole and I think we led the most laps. Enzo Potolicchio, Tom Kimber-Smith, Mike Marsal and Rob Huff took second in the No. 25 8Star Motorsports entry, followed by Ryan Booth, Raphael Matos, Tomy Drissi, Gabriel Casagrande and Julio Campos in the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports entry. In addition to the victory, Action Express Racing grabbed the early lead in the Tequila Patrn North American Endurance Cup. Leading the final two of four segments allowed Action Express to tally 17 points, two more thanthe total of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Wayne Taylor Racing, with 15. Chevrolet leads the Tequila Patrn Endurance Cup Prototype Manufacturers standings with 18, followed by Ford with 15 and Nissan with 13points. CORE autosport took over the lead in Prototype Challenge (PC), scoring 19 points to lead 8Star Motorsports with 16 points. The Tequila Patrn North American Endurance Cup will also include the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida, the Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen and the Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda. See more at: http://www.imsa.com/articles/action-express-racingwins-rolex24#sthash.PWEmnsnl.dpuf the books, careers of some players looked back at with leery eyes and unlikely inclusion in the Hall of Fame and rightly so, in my eyes. When this Bio-Genesis scandal hit, I was all for hitting the likes of Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez with as harsh of a penalty as the league could muster. And I was as aghast and bitter as anyone with all that Braun had previously pulled to feign his innocence, along with what Rodriguez continues to try to pull. And yet, for some reason, I kind of feel somewhat bad for Braun now. Did he break the league rules on his way to an MVP season? No doubt. Was he a scumbag in how he tried to cover it up and lie to the faces of people close to him? Sure did. But then again, how did any of us behave as youngsters when seemingly caught red-handed doing something wrong. We often would go to no ends to claim our innocence, no matter how ridiculous the efforts were. And face it, professional athletes, who have been kowtowed to and coddled most of their lives, often have the emotional level of an adolescent so that initial I didnt do itreaction is, while not condoned, understood. He got busted, served his sentence and in the process, has shown his remorse. Moreso than perhaps any other person ever caught or implicated as having used performance enhancing drugs, Braun is the one who seems truly sorry, seriously remorseful. Perhaps not for using them to play better, get stronger, increase his stamina to play the game beyond his natural ability. But for how he reacted, those he hurt and lied to. Sure, it could be token gestures for the public to see, but he really doesnt have to. Whether he puts up this remorseful front or just keeps his mouth shut, he is still under contract, will get back onto the field and will receive his huge paychecks. But from calling season ticket holders personally and apologizing, to being open about his regret, Braun seems like a decent guy who went down the wrong path. And of any high-profile player that got caught, he is really the first that went through it, is coming out of it and will have to face the consequences in all the ballparks he goes to on the road, and even in his home park. His performance will be eye-balled with ever more scrutiny, and the questions will be ever present. Technically A-Rod had to come back and play after admitting that he had used PEDs earlier in his career, but by then, most fans didnt like him much anyway. As much as anything, what the Steroid Era has taught us is that its really hard to trust a lot of what we see. And yet, I get the sense that Braun really regrets what he did and has learned his lesson. Then again, for all I know, he may well have learned of another PED that will allow him to beat the system. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com. Page B4News-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 www.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports tv included; 0 0 0 3 4 8 1 9 UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; jan ads; 0 0 0 3 4 8 2 3 Park and Division I standout Heather Barnes. She knows a lot about the game, former Lady Blue Streak Jayme Faircloth said. When her and coach Carlos put their heads together, its like a softball encyclopedia is in front of you. Faircloth is returning as a transfer after spending her freshman year playing at Broward College. SFSC was a consideration coming out of high school, but at that time, I really wasnt looking for anywhere near home, she said. When the year ended, I realized a lot and decided it would be best to try and come home and its been very refreshing. Ive known coach my whole life, went to his camps when I was a kid and looked up to a lot of his players that helped me. Its crazy to think about the little things that they taught me ignited my fire to play, and now here I am, one of those girls. To see Faircloth and the rest of those girls in action, be sure to catch their opening game this Friday, Jan. 31, against Lake Sumter State College at the SFSC Panther field at 1 p.m. News-Sun Sports Editor Dan Hoehne contributed to this story. Continued from B1 MCTphoto Ryan Braun heads into the season clean and remorseful, it seems. Continued from B1 Braun seems to regret his actions SFSC ladies lead off Friday Courtesy photo After a year away from home at Broward College, former Lady Blue Streak Jayme Faircloth is back in Highlands County with the Lady Panthers. Continued from B1 Rolex race starts season off in dramatic fashion Manning declines to talk legacy at Media Day MCTphoto Peyton Manning had one slight slip-up Monday at media day. Im still in the middle of my career Let me rephrase that.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 Page B5 Robin Elizabeth Asciutto and Matthew Justin Crane were married Dec. 26, 2013. The wedding was officiated by Rev. Andrew Conyet and was held on Sun n Lake Island in Sebring. The brides parents are Mary Asciutto of Sebring and Vincent Asciutto Jr. of Largo. The grooms parents are Glenn Crane of Madison, Ala., and the late Jane Crane. The couple will reside in Madison, Ala. Donald and Nancy Ludwig recently celebrate 50 years of marriage. They were married in LaCrosse, Wisc., Jan. 25, 1964. Both attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse. After graduating, Nancy began her 30 years of teaching on an island in the Mississippi River. Don began his many years working in the insurance industry, going to work with the Wausau Insurance in LaCrosse, then moving to Appleton, Wisc., then to Grand Rapids, Mich.. After 30 years in Grand Rapids, Nancy retired from Kentwood School System and Don from Lumber Insurance. Since moving to Sebring, they have enjoyed volunteering and traveling for the past 15 years. Celebrations Wedding Births 50th Anniversary Fiona Cabe Madden Steele Jasper Walker CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements, weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the NewsSun The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sun from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com ; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun ,2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155, ext. 516.

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Square dance set Thursday Poppies Dinner at Legion 69 Elvis Wade to visit Legion Post 25 Sebring Doll Club moves meeting place Womans Club plans spaghetti dinner Placid Lakes Garden Club meets Monday Ohio snowbirds luncheon scheduled DAR meets Monday AMVETS Post 21 hosting karaoke Womans Club serving spaghetti dinner Thursday Buttonwood Squares dance Friday Patriots Chapter ready to go Cruisin Into Spring Page B6 News-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 www.newssun.com LP Garden Club learns about growning roses Clubs & Organizations Sebring Elks 1529 celebrated the Exalted Rulers Ball on Jan. 18. More than 130 members and guests turned out to thank Exalted Ruler Ronna Mason (2013-2014). Dena Shaw (left), lodge decorating chairperson, poses with Mason at the ball. Photos of the event can be found on Sebring Elks 1529 Facebook page. Sharon Ritz holds Louis Philippe, which is also known as the Cracker Rose. Is a heavy producer of fragrant, dark crimson, double blooms, delicate canes and glossy leaves. Participants in Sebring Elks 1529 public Sunday and Monday Night Charity Bingo have made it possible for Exalted Ruler Ronna Mason to present Kevin Roberts, CEO of the Champion For Children Foundation of Highlands County Inc., a check for $1,077. This money will be put to good use through the Foundations numerous successful initiatives. Sebring Elks 1529 nitiated two new members for the month of January Robert Herworth and Mie Mie Strickler. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club and the Lake Placid Elks presented the Second joint venture murder mystery Hulas and Homicide Sunday at the Elks lodge. The well-attended event featured a lavish luau and plenty of laughs. Pictured f rom left seated, (Lonnie Law) Mary Meisenheimer, Director Sandy Davis, Tech support Becky Ludacer. Standing from left (Mikaluki) Marge Tousignant,(B. Kenne) Mitzi Eggleston, (Paris Tilton) Carol Spear,(Rita Rumbles) Maureen Raymond,(Carrie Oakley) Peg Vachon, (Flora Fauna) Terry Reese, (Shelia Sways) Dora Tarabori,(Hannah Holahan) Joann Harr, and (Sue Yoo) Rose Mary Pinto. This is the third murder mystery the womans club has perf ormed. Hulas and Homicide

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 Page B7 Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club member Elizabeth Rados (left) introduces Bridget Koorneef as the clubs newest member. Koorneef is a cosmetologist at Creative Designs Hair Color Studio. She can be contacted at 4651300 or at 200 N. Main Ave. in downtown Lake Placid. Clubs & Organizations Misischias garden earns Yard of the Month Rados joins Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club Vila Simon, member of the Avon Park Founders Garden Club, presents the Yard of the Month Award to Mike Misiska, of137 Whitehill St.

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Page B8 News-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 www.newssun.com Pearl Carter is a resident of Lake Placid. Email her at timely87@comcast.net Words of the day Friends & Neighbors Pearls Pearls Pearl Carter Placid Lakes Party Line Tanglewood Dave and Marilyn Werry and Alice Lynch take part in the annual Walk in the Park at Tanglewood as a fundraiser for the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit. Together on Jan. 24, Tanglewood walkers raised $365 for the benefit. Pickleball was the name of the game during Tanglewoods Pickled Pink tournament on Jan. 25. Though the games were suspended, the players raised $511 for the Tangelwood Residents Cancer Benefit. In total, Tanglewood residents walked, rode their bikes and played pickleball to bring in more than $1,860 for the benefit. Tropical Harbor Estates SCARABSHOULDABEAPAL PAPAYAHARPOONENTIRE ICITETHEWRONGSATTEST ETAAHABNEGSCRIBES LINTYRAFTERINTHELANE MELANIESEARALIA ATEASEGNCNODEDOT TANNINSSHESSOHIGH ABCRITZSNAPSTRANDS LOOSNUITTIASZEROIN ORDERDOWNEDHOGTENSE SEEREDNEARNCOSSWEE STRIVESEVERKALEOAR FUNWINEDAYDIVERSE DRUEGANJOEMELDED ROSATOGOAGREERS YOURHEATINCHARTYACHT STATISTJEUATITHOO AFLOATMADBOONERISING LOLITAANGEREDIMELDA TRYSTSWEEDERSSEPIAS CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 29, 2014 Page B9 Diversions/Puzzles G OLDENOLDIES ACROSS 1 Egyptian resurrection symbol 7 Ought to have, informally 14 Come on, help me out 20 Tropical juice type 21 Weapon for 27Across 22 Total 23 Traffic cops answer upon being asked Describe your job? [1975] 25 Certify 26 Fraternity letter 27 Fictional user of a 21Across 28 Follower of A, B or AB, informally 29 Positions in old monasteries 30 Like some rollers after use 32 Post-tornado highway detritus, perhaps? [1974] 36 Scarletts sister-inlaw and best friend in Gone With the Wind 38 Brand 39 Inter ___ 40 Chilling 43 Big inits. in health products 44 Hub 47 Speck 48 Chemical compounds in tea 50 Remark about a female stoner? [1980] 55 Epitome of simplicity 56 Cracker brand 58 Lose it 59 DNA structure 63 British heads 65 Jours opposite 67 Familia members 69 Get closer 70 Repeated cry accompanying a gavel hit 72 Roast pig after a pig roast? [1956] 75 Stressed 76 Fume 78 Close 79 Base figs. 81 ___ Pea 82 Attempts 84 If I ___ 86 Moolah 88 See 9-Down 89 Napa Valley excursion, maybe? [1963] 92 Sundry 94 R&Bs ___ Hill 97 Pulitzer-winning novelist Jennifer 98 Java 100 Displayed for scoring, as in gin rummy 101 Santa ___, Calif. 103 Ghana neighbor 106 Yes-men 108 Data request from a good ol furnace repairman? [1953] 112 Regatta racer 116 Believer in a strong centralized government 117 Roulette, e.g. 118 On the job 120 Yoo-___ 121 Not bankrupt 122 Frontiersman awakening in a foul mood? [1969] 126 About whom Nabokov said She was like the composition of a beautiful puzzle its composition and its solution at the same time 127 Teed off 128 Marcos who collected shoes 129 Rendezvous 130 Lawn care tools 131 Some Civil War shots DOWN 1 Long pitch 2 Dragon fruit plants 3 Generating some buzz? 4 Templeton, e.g., in Charlottes Web 5 Words stated with a salute 6 Setting for Davids The Death of Marat 7 Everything being considered 8 Bray part 9 Hockey great whose name is a homophone of 88-Across and 123and 124-Down 10 Barely ahead 11 Recluses 12 Pup 13 True or false: Abbr. 14 Sun spot 15 ___ nous 16 Supposed ancestor of Dracula 17 Spotted horse 18 Big name in TV talk 19 Dig in! 24 ___-kiri 29 Old From one beer lover to another sloganeer 31 Fed 33 Dive shop rentals 34 PC whizzes 35 iPod model 37 Name that starts a well-known ism 40 Speechless 41 Backless seat for one 42 Secret language device 45 Space cadet 46 Marsh hunter 49 Bit of jewelry 51 Input 52 Stated 53 Warren ___, baseballs winningest lefty 54 Flock : sheep :: drove : ___ 57 Jerusalems Mount ___ 60 Truthiness, e.g., before Stephen Colbert 61 Etiologists study 62 Had a haughty reaction 64 Line in writing 66 Shopper in the juniors section, maybe 68 What may not come out in the wash? 71 Side by Side by Sondheim, e.g. 73 Mass gathering site 74 Push 77 Leader after Mao 80 Guck 83 Try to hit, as a fly 85 Indian head 87 Like clockwork 90 Trying to break a tie, say 91 Spa class 93 Lohengrin lass 94 Cure, in a way 95 Support 96 As a rule 99 To-dos 102 Stella ___ (beer) 104 1997 Demi Moore title role 105 Jittery 107 Cigar butt? 109 Singer John with the 1988 title track Slow Turning 110 Cmo ___? 111 Like beef for fondue 113 Dish in a bowl 114 Odyssey maker 115 Features of much Roman statuary 119 Georgia OKeeffe subject 122 Gullet 123 See 9-Down 124 See 9-Down 125 Pennant race mo. 123456 78910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 323334 35 3637 38 39 404142 43 44454647 48 4950515253 54 55 56 5758 59 606162 63 6465 6667 6869 70 7172 73 7475 76 7778 79 8081 82 8384 8586 8788 89 90 9192 93 94959697 9899100 101 102 103104105106 107 108 109110 111 112113114115 116 117 118119 120 121 122 123124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 Savvy savers tip Tanya Senseney has over 16 years experience saving and 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 Tanya@DivineSavings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com Price matching questions answered Savings Diva Tanya Senseney Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com Husbands plumbing help results in leaky marriage Dear Abby Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. www.savingdinner.com. Make the decision: eat to live, dont live to eat Dinner Diva Leanne Ely

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2 News-Sun Financial Planning January 2014 Statler Finance half page, process 00035930 BrandPointIf injury or illness left you unable to work even for a short time would your financial health be at risk? Fifty-nine percent of U.S. workers said their financial resources would last 12 weeks or less without a paycheck, and nearly a third (29 percent) would burn through their resources in a month or less if they became sick and unable to work, according to a November 2013 survey from Cigna. The financial risks of a temporary loss of work can be potentially difficult. Yet many workers already have access to the preventive medicine designed to help protect their financial health in the form of employer-sponsored supplemental benefits, sometimes known as voluntary benefits. These benefit plans are increasingly offered through employers as optional purchases by the employee and include such coverages as disability insurance, critical illness insurance or accidental injury insurance. Employees typically pay for these benefits through payroll deduction, and theyre typically less expensive through an employer than employees could purchase on their own. Without a regular paycheck, workers may find they quickly exhaust their savings on rent or mortgages, utilities, food, child care and other essentials. They may also face unanticipated out-of-pocket medical costs to pay for treatment of an illness or injury. Workers are well aware of these risks; 84 percent surveyed by Cigna said they have worried about being unable to work and over how they would handle the situation. For many workers, employer-sponsored voluntary benefits can be a way to obtain additional insurance coverage to help them pay for unexpected expenses or stay above water financially until they can return to work. Voluntary benefits are an important and growing part of many employers overall benefits packages, and many of these products can offer income protection against the unforeseen, says Mike Witwer, vice president for Cignas voluntary benefits business. With a little homework, workers can learn how voluntary benefits can fit into their own personal finance plans. Three examples of voluntary benefits that can help protect family finances include: Disability insurance Disability insurance typically covers a portion of a workers regular wages for a pre-determined time span (shortor long-term), when disabled and unable to work due to a covered injury or illness. Critical illness insurance Nearly 2 million Americans filed for bankruptcy protection this year as a result of medical bills and another 56 million adults could still struggle. With a serious illness, workers may find medical bills mounting even with health insurance. Critical illness insurance is a cost-effective way to help offset out-of-pocket medical expenses due to a covered health event. Critical illness insurance pays a lump sum benefit with no restrictions on how to use the money. Accidental injury insurance Accidental injury insurance can help make up for expenses not covered by other forms of insurance. If a covered accident leaves an individual injured, this coverage pays a lump sum benefit to help cover costs. Many workers have access to these types of coverage through their employers benefit programs. In fact, 77 percent of employers with 10 or more workers offer at least one voluntary product, according to a study by Eastbridge Consulting Group. Workers whove enrolled in employersponsored voluntary benefits say they like the payroll deduction (73 percent) and convenience of purchasing through their employer (68 percent). They also find these benefits less expensive than what they could purchase on their own (57 percent) and helpful in managing their budgets (36 percent), according to the Cigna survey. Although workers ages 25 to 34 were least familiar with voluntary benefits, the usefulness of the benefits transcends age. When educated about voluntary benefit options and advantages for disability insurance, critical illness insurance and accidental injury insurance, about half of those among all age groups who are not currently enrolled in these benefits through their employer said they would be more inclined to enroll in them, the Cigna survey revealed.For tips about benefits and health and wellness, visit newsroom.cigna.com/benefitsgps. The preventive medicine to help protect financial health

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BrandPointThe majority of this years key tax law changes were the result of two acts the Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as-Obamacare, and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The easiest way-to navigate all the tax law changes-and determine if you qualify for hundreds of tax benefits, is to use anonline or mobile tax preparation solution. The programs ask easy questions, covering all-available-credits and deductions to help minimize your tax liability and maximize your refund. Leading solutions such as-TaxACT also provide guidance for the implications of the Affordable Care Act on your taxes and health insurance situation. If your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is under $200,000 ($250,000 if filing jointly), you may benefit from several tax breaks that have been extended or made permanent. The standard deduction for married taxpayers filing jointly is now permanently increased and expands the 15 percent tax bracket. The child tax credit is $1,000 for each child under age 17 on Dec. 31. The amount decreases at higher income levels. A portion of the credit also remains refundable through 2017. In addition, the maximum amount of expenses for the Child and Dependent Care Credit has been made permanent at $3,000 for one child and $6,000 for two or more children. The American Opportunity Credit,tuition deduction, student loan interest deduction, and-$2,000 annual contribution limit to Coverdell Education Savings Accounts are still available for 2013. Elementary and secondary educators can again deduct up to $250 in related job expenses, even if you dont itemize deductions. Unlike most employee expenses, educator expenses are not reduced by 2 percent of your adjusted gross income. If you pay mortgage insurance premiums, also known as private mortgage insurance (PMI), you may be able to deduct premiums as mortgage interest. The Alternative Minimum Tax was created to ensure wealthy taxpayers receiving large tax benefits pay some tax. It will now be adjusted for inflation each year so fewer taxpayers are subject to the tax. The exemption amount rises in 2013 to $51,900 ($80,800 for married couples filing jointly). For married individuals filing separately, the exemption is $40,400. You may qualify for a credit equal to up to $12,970 of your adoption expenses including fees, court costs, attorney fees, traveling expense and other expenses directly related to and for the principal purpose of the legal adoption of an eligible child. If your employer provides adoption benefits, you may also be able to exclude up to the same amount from your income. Both a credit and exclusion may be claimed for the same adoption, but not for the same expense. For 2013, you can still deduct state and local sales taxes. You can take this deduction or a deduction for state income tax but not both. Qualified dividends will be taxed at preferential capital gains rates rather than those used for ordinary income. If your MAGI-is more than $200,000 ($250,000 if filing jointly), you may pay an additional Medicare surtax on earned income, as well as higher taxes on net investment income, long-term capital gains and qualified dividends. The amount of your personal exemptions and itemized deductions is also less starting this year. The marginal income tax rate for incomes above $400,000 ($450,000 if filing jointly) also increases from 35 percent to 39.6 percent for 2013. One change affecting taxpayers of all income levels is the increased floor for deducting medical expenses. Taxpayers under the age of 65 can now only deduct unreimbursed medical and dental expenses that exceed 10 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI). The floor remains at 7.5 percent if youre 65 or older. Learn more about these tax law changes in Publication 17 at www.irs.gov-or visit www.taxact.com/taxinfo. To file your simple or complicated federal taxes free with-TaxACTFree Edition, go to-www.taxact.com. News-Sun Financial Planning January 2014 3 HENDRY LAW GROUP; 5.104"; 5.47"; Black; financial planning guide; 00035317 Key tax law changes that could impact your return

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BrandPointConsumer knowledge about credit scoring remains a challenge. In fact, nearly half of Americans still dont know that mortgage companies use credit scores when making decisions about credit availability and pricing, according to a 2013 survey by the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions, a credit score model developer. Even if you do understand the importance of a credit score, you may still wonder why yours isnt higher. Thats where reason codes come in handy.Reason codes also called score factors or adverse action codes address factors that may be impacting your credit score, such as high balances on revolving credit accounts, late payments or a short credit history. Many people only review their credit score when theyre applying for or have been refused new credit, says Barrett Burns, president and CEO of VantageScore Solutions. Credit score notices, often sent after consumers apply for credit, include reason codes numbers and phrases that appear along with the score to explain why the score isnt higher. If youre unfamiliar with what those reason codes mean, the information intended to help you better understand your score may actually have the opposite effect. Youll see reason codes on your credit score notice, regardless of whether your score is really good, average or poor, because the reason codes are meant to explain why your score isnt even higher. While they dont directly account for a lenders credit decisions, understanding reason codes can help you better manage your credit accounts and improve your credit score. To help with that, VantageScore Solutions created a new consumer education website, ReasonCode.org, which provides a wealth of information about reason codes. The website includes a search engine that allows you to enter the reason codes that appear on your credit score notice and obtain more detailed information about each code in plain English and tips for improving your credit score. VantageScore Solutions surveyed more than 200 lenders nationwide about reason codes and found that only 10 percent of lenders said their customers understand reason codes well. To help you understand reason codes, here are some important consumer questions and answers: Q. What is a reason code and why does it appear on my credit score notice? A. Reason codes are alpha numeric codes (e.g. 01, AA) combined with short descriptions intended to explain why your credit score is not higher. Reason codes clarify why you did not receive a perfect credit score on a particular scoring model. Since perfect scores are rare, your score could always be higher, even when its very good, so youll always have reason codes associated with your score. Q. Why should I care about reason codes? A. If your score could be better, you can use reason codes as a guide to understand what you need to do to improve it. For example, if you receive a reason code that points to a high balance on your credit cards as a reason your score is lower then paying down those balances may lead to an improved score. Q. Which code has the most influence on my score? A. Reason codes are always listed in the order of greatest impact. Keep in mind just about all consumers will receive reason codes even if a score is nearly perfect. If your score is already very high you may not need to take any action. Reason codes can be a map for you to follow on the road to a higher credit score. Read and research them carefully and become a better manager of credit. The result can quite literally be more money in your pocket. 4 News-Sun Financial Planning January 2014 JD FINANCIAL; 5.104"; 2.66"; Black; financial planning guide; 00035318 A reasonable explanation: What reason codes tell you about your credit score BY CAROLE FELDMANAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) Consider yourself forewarned. If you didnt take advantage of a wide array of tax credits and deductions last year, it looks like youll be out of luck in 2014. The Congressional Research Service says there are dozens of expiring tax extenders. Most but not all had been put in place or given new life as part of legislation passed by Congress at the end of 2012 to avert the fiscal cliff of automatic tax increases and spending cuts. While the Bush-era tax cuts were made permanent, a wide array of deductions and credits were given short lifespans. The provisions that are scheduled to expire in 2013 are diverse in purpose, including provisions for individuals, businesses, the charitable sector, energy, community assistance, and disaster relief, CRS said in a report to Congress. Think education, energy and state sales Wide array of tax breaks expired at end of 2013 See REASONS,page 5

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News-Sun Financial Planning January 2014 5 WAUCHULA STATE BANK/Cheryl Hen; 10.375"; 5.47"; Black plus three; process, financial planning gu; 00035320 tax. Also, mortgage forgiveness and insurance, and a wide array of other tax breaks. Youve got all these regularly expiring provisions, said Mark Luscombe, principal tax analyst for CCH. Congress seems to always get around to renewing them at least retroactively, he said. But theres no guarantee. There are a variety of reasons why Congress passes temporary, rather than permanent, tax provisions. It gives lawmakers a chance to see how they work and affect the overall budget, according to CRS. Temporary tax provisions may be also used to provide relief during times of economic weakness or following a natural disaster, CRS said. Congress may also choose to enact temporary provisions for budgetary reasons. Among the tax credits and deductions that expired last Dec. 31 affecting individuals: EDUCATION Students or their parents will no longer be able to take a maximum $4,000 deduction for tuition and required fees to attend an institution of higher education. In some cases, related expenses had included activity fees, books, supplies and equipment but not room and board, transportation or sports, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Although the tuition and fees deduction expired, there will still be other education-related tax breaks available for students and their parents during the 2014 tax year, including a deduction for interest paid on student loans and the American Opportunity and lifetime learning credits. Unless Congress acts, elementary, middle school and high school teachers will no longer be able to take a $250 deduction for school supplies paid out of pocket. According to CRS, this deduction has been on the books since 2002. STATE AND LOCAL SALES TAX Taxpayers had temporarily been given the choice of deducting state and local sales taxes instead of state and local income taxes. This had been particularly beneficial for taxpayers who lived in states like Florida, Nevada and Texas without an income tax, and for those who made a purchase significant in value. Folks arent going to see it anymore, said Craig Richards, managing partner and director of tax services at Fiduciary Trust. HOUSING In an attempt to help people who lost their homes during the housing crisis or who owed more on the home than its value, Congress had passed legislation that allowed homeowners to exclude up to $2 million in mortgage forgiveness from taxable income. That tax break was not extended beyond 2013. Nina Olson, the national taxpayer advocate, says theres an important exception taxpayer insolvency. If the taxpayer is insolvent defined on the taxpayer advocates website as when a taxpayers total debt exceeds his or her total assets the mortgage writeoff would not be considered taxable income, she said In another change affecting housing, Congress let the deduction for the cost of premiums for home mortgage insurance expire. CHARITABLE GIVING Taxpayers older than 70 1/2 no longer have the option of contributing to charities directly from their individual retirement accounts. This direct contribution allowed seniors to avoid having to declare the amount withdrawn from the IRA as income and pay taxes on it. This is something that weve seen a lot of our clients utilize over the years, Richards said. For many taxpayers, he said, the math worked out better than withdrawing the money, donating it and then taking a deduction for a charitable contribution. ENERGY EFFICIENCY For the past several years, taxpayers have been able to get a tax credit for making their homes more energy efficient. But list that among the tax breaks that werent renewed for the 2014 tax year. In its most recent incarnation, the credit was a lifetime maximum of $500 for such things as insulation, more efficient heating, cooling and hot water systems, doors and windows. Tax credits for certain electric cars continue into 2014. COMMUTING TO WORK Many workers take advantage of employer programs that allow them to pay for certain commuting costs pretax the cost is deducted straight from income before any taxes are withheld. For the 2013 tax year, the amounts for parking and public transportation were equal $245 per month. But beginning this year, the public transportation pretax benefit drops to $130 per month. Reasons for such a variety of temporary breaks Continued from 4

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BY CAROLE FELDMANAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) Its not too early to start thinking about the tax implications of health care reform. Did you buy health insurance through one of the exchanges? You might be eligible for a refundable tax credit. Taxpayers had the option of estimating their 2014 income to see if they qualified for the credit and then having it applied in advance to the cost of the premiums. We have an opportunity in the 2014 filing season to educate taxpayers about what they need to do during the year to avoid problems during the 2015 filing season, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson said. Her advice to those taxpayers: keep the exchanges advised if there are changes in your circumstances that could affect the subsidy. It could increase if you have another child and you want to be able to get the benefit of that, she said in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press. It could decrease if you have a significant pay increase, if your spouse gets a job, if a child is no longer covered on your plan. As a result, some taxpayers could end up owing the U.S. Treasury money when they file their 2014 taxes next year. It may mean that they would have a reduced refund, and many taxpayers depend on their refunds for various things, Olson said. Theyve used them for planning. They use them like savings, so that will be a rude surprise for these taxpayers. And we can avoid it by having them go into the exchanges throughout the year. But what about those taxpayers who dont get refunds between 75 percent and 85 percent do, she said or those whose refunds arent big enough to cover what is owed if the subsidy is reduced? In that case, the easiest thing is youll have a refund the next year, and well take it out of the refund the next year, Olson said. Its a debt on the books. Its an assessed tax, and we can collect it for 10 years and its just a computer offset. While her job is to take on the Internal Revenue Service where necessary, Olson said the agencys role in verifying income for people applying for the health-care subsidy has been working well. They have lessened the time in which they are able to give the answer to the exchange, she said. But she said there needs to be more outreach and education does need to be done about the Affordable Care Act. She called on the IRS to make its website more informative by offering more examples so taxpayers can recognize themselves if you direct them to a page, she said. As for her own role, Olson said she speaks for taxpayers, interceding in individual disputes with the IRS and pushing for tax reform. She said she understands the agencys constraints and wont propose changes that are unrealistic. But, she said, Im not going to take as an answer, Oh, this is too heavy of a lift. There are 74 taxpayer advocates around the country at least one in each state who work with her, she said. To qualify for taxpayer advocate assistance, you must show that you face a significant hardship that the IRS is causing you economic harm, that its systems are not working or that your rights have been violated. That gets you through the door, Olson said. Ask her what challenges taxpayers face and she answers emphatically, Getting assistance from the IRS, getting service from the IRS. In fiscal year 2013, she said, nearly four out of 10 calls to the IRS did not get through to a live person who could help. The average wait time was 17.5 minutes. Getting IRS assistance is particularly an issue, she said, when it comes to identity theft, which remains a major issue, although the number of cases has declined since the IRS put significant screens in place. When identify theft occurs, Olson said, the IRS needs to act more quickly and consistently to help victims. The taxpayer has already gone through an enormous amount of angst and huge inconvenience ... and we do not recognize that in our customer service to them, Olson said. Victims of identity theft typically speak to a different person each time they call the IRS, she complained, and have to explain their situation over again. She said the agency should assign each case to one person who can see it all the way through. As for electronic filing, Olson suggested that taxpayers look into the IRS Free File program, which allows people whose adjusted gross income is under $58,000 to file their taxes for free through the IRS site. For people whose income is higher, the IRS has Free Fillable Forms, which do the basic math but dont walk you through filling out your returns. I dont think I should have to pay to file electronically with the IRS, said Olson, who uses the Free Fillable Forms. Thats my duty as a taxpayer, and the IRS in the 21st century should make it available to me for free. Its crazy. She urged taxpayers to check out tax preparers carefully before hiring one, and not to fall for promises of huge refunds. It really becomes a consumer, beware world, she said. In dealing with tax preparers, she offered these tips: Get a copy of your return. If the preparer then alters the return after youve signed off on it, thats proof that it was a false return that was filed. Make sure the preparers name, registration number and address are on the return. Check with the Better Business Bureau or state consumer affairs agency to see if there are any complaints against the preparation firm or preparer. Even though that seems like some work upfront, if you get sucked into one of these preparer issues it can take over a year to get it resolved, and thats just pain that nobody needs to go through, she said.Online: http://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/H ome 6 News-Sun Financial Planning January 2014 Dan Childers AD 00035339 BrandPointMillions of Americans get a refund on their taxes each year. If you are one of them, why not use part of your refund to save for the future with a Series I Savings Bond from the U.S. Department of the Treasury? You can invest as little as $50 in this affordable, safe and convenient savings option, which can help you meet your long-term savings goals and build a brighter future. Tax season can be a great time of year to build savings, says Jerry Kelly, national director of the Treasury Departments Ready. Save. Grow. campaign. I encourage anyone who is due a tax refund to consider using part or all of their refund to grow their savings with U.S. Savings Bonds. If you would like to buy a savings bond with your tax refund, follow these steps: 1. Fill out Form 8888 Complete this form to designate your desired dollar amount to buy paper Series I Savings Bonds or to deposit into your TreasuryDirect account. 2. Set up a TreasuryDirect Account Although you can buy paper savings bonds with your tax refund, digital savings bonds are even easier to manage with an online TreasuryDirect account. For instructions on how to set up a TreasuryDirect account, visit www.treasurydirect.gov and click on the tip sheet and guided tour links. 3. Give paper savings bonds as a gift with tax refund dollars You may Taxpayer advocate:Avoid health-care tax surprises Turn your tax refund into savings See BONDS,8

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8 News-Sun Financial Planning January 2014 Nielander Law Firm PA half page/process ad 00035383 use your tax refund to buy paper savings bonds as a gift to others. To do so, follow the specific instructions for Part II on Form 8888. The bonds will be mailed to you. 4. Buy digital savings bonds for yourself with tax refund dollars Deposit an amount into your TreasuryDirect account by using Form 8888. Then access your TreasuryDirect account to buy savings bonds or other Treasury securities. 5. Give digital savings bonds as a gift with tax refund dollars You may use your tax refund to give digital savings bonds as a gift to others. Deposit an amount into your TreasuryDirect account by using Form 8888. Then use your TreasuryDirect account to make a gift of this deposit. Resources that provide guidance on gifting savings bonds include a tip sheet, demo and video that can be found on www.treasurydirect.gov. To efficiently gift savings bonds to your child using your tax refund, open a TreasuryDirect account for your child within your own account.Why Series I Savings Bonds?Series I Savings Bonds currently offer an interest rate of 1.38 percent, and theyre exempt from state and local income taxes. Whats more, interest earnings may be exempt from federal income taxes when the earnings are used to pay for qualified higher education expenses. I Bonds are long-term savings instruments that can help you save for a home, retirement, college tuition or other life goals. You must hold an I Bond for at least one year after its issued, but its best to hold it for at least five years to avoid any early redemption penalty. To learn more about the value of savings bonds, the Treasury Departments Savings Bond Calculator will come in handy.Save with savings bonds year-roundU.S. Savings Bonds are a good investment at tax time or anytime. Payroll direct deposit through your employer is a convenient option for building a regular savings habit. Every pay day you can automatically contribute to your TreasuryDirect account and build your nest egg. To learn more about payroll direct deposit and Treasury securities, go to the Ready.Save.Grow. website at www.treasurydirect.gov/readysav egrow. The preceding information was provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt. TreasuryDirect is a registered mark of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Ready.Save.Grow. is a service mark of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Continued from 6 Bonds make a good tax-time investment 8 News-Sun Financial Planning January 2014

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News-Sun Financial Planning January 2014 9 JD FINANCIAL; 5.104"; 10.5"; Black; financial planning guide; 00035319 BrandPointSmart business owners know how important it is to preserve their companys reputation, but many may not realize the extent to which their current and potential customers care about the technology they use. According to a recent survey, more than 90 percent of consumers said they would or would consider taking their business elsewhere if a company uses outdated technology. Respondents cited convenience and better customer service among reasons modern technology matters to them when it comes to working with small businesses. In fact, 68 percent of consumers think the use of modern technology is critical to the success of a business, and more than 60 percent said they are likely to become a repeat customer of a business using modern technology. What qualifies as outdated? About 60 percent of consumers consider operating systems and desktop computers that are 5 to 10 years old to be outdated. That means that the estimated 30 percent of small businesses that are still running the 12-year-old Windows XP operating system fall into the category of outdated in consumers minds. But there are more than just reputational considerations for businesses still using an outdated operating system. After April 8, 2014, businesses running Windows XP will no longer receive security updates or technical support for the system, meaning their systems may become more vulnerable to security threats.Modern technology options aboundThe good news is that businesses in need of a technology facelift have a whole new world of devices and capabilities at their fingertips. For example, an array of Windows 8-enabled devices have become available in the last year, such as affordable tablets, laptops and other form factors that offer mobility and productivity at the same time. In addition, cloud technology has given small businesses access to the same powerful technology larger companies use, but in an affordable and manageable pricing structure. Many small businesses are using cloud technology to reach new customers and enable employees to collaborate from separate locations. One such company, OnPoint CFO & Controller Services, which provides outsourced accounting and finance services to companies, is using the cloud-based productivity service Office 365 to enable its employees to collaborate with one another and their clients while working from home offices. Standing still is falling behind, says Brian Clark, OnPoint CFO co-founder, president and CEO. Either you implement new technologies or you risk getting passed by your competitors. Modern technology can help small businesses not only get more done, but reach more customers and retain them too. To learn more about modern technology for small businesses, download a free e-guide at www.microsoftbusinesshub.com/Get2MGuide. How using outdated technology can impact the reputation of a small business

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