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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Wednesday-Thursday, February 5-6, 2014Avon Park man killed in single-car Polk Co. crash A2 VOL. 95 NO 15 Warm with an afternoon shower. High 84 Low 62 Details on B12Celebrations ........... B6 Classied .............. B10 Clubs .................... B6 Crossword .............. B2 Dear Abby ................ B2 Dinner Diva ............. B4 Editorial .................. A4 NASCAR ................ A10 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 newssun thenewssun Nothing says I love you like a bite-sized homemade treat for your sweetheart this Valentines DayLOVE BITESB1 Big third quarter lifts Dragons to win B1We need it all Tool drive to benefit Habitat for Humanity BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK A 911 hang-up call alerted Highlands County Sheriffs deputies to a store robbery in progress Sunday night. When deputies arrived at Hilltop Shell Food Mart, 400 E. Main St. in Avon Park, they found the robbers had ed. Store personnel told them two black men had robbed the clerk at gunpoint and took an undisclosed amount of cash along with some merchandise. Nell Hays, Sheriffs Ofce public infor mation ofcer, said there have been sever al convenience store robberies in the Avon Park area over the last six months. After the rst four, Sheriff Susan Benton began putting the Avon Park armed robbery cases under one detective in hopes of similarities creating more leads. She also said she reached out to other agencies to see if they had similar robber ies. Many communities have rules requir ing convenience stores open after certain hours to staff two people in the store or lock the main doors, Benton said.Another Avon Park convenience store robbed BY BARR Y F OSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County commissioners Tuesday voted to solicit letters of interest from anybody who might want to submit proposals for the use of a minedout clay pit north of Avon Park. The action comes on the heels of a re quest by local citizens acting as the High lands County Gun Range and Archery Club who would like to see the abandoned property converted into a shooting range. Highlands County commissioners made the move, saying they wanted to determine the highest and best use of the property. When asked about any other inquiries, Clay pit range proposal put out to bid Phil Attinger/News-SunCounty commissioners voted Tuesday to solicit letters of interest from anybody who might want to submit proposals for the use of a mined-out clay pit north of Avon Park. One group is proposing a shooting range for the property. BY S AMANT HA GHO LARStaff WriterSEBRING Highlands County Habitat for Humanity Construction Manager Dar ren Kopta knows the importance of having good tools around when work needs to be done anywhere, but for Habitat em ployees and volunteers, good tools are a vital part of the organizations mission. Kopta has organized the rst ever Habitat for Humanity Tool Drive to help benet the organizations needs. Kopta, his staff and their many volunteers spend countless hours bring to life a dream of home ownership to several residents within Highlands County. This is the rst time, that I know of, that weve ever done this. There is de nitely a need for tools right now, Kopta said. Hundreds of worn-out, old and just plain useless tools have become a challenge for Habitat employees and volunteers in the eld over the past couple of months. Habitat administrators thought the best way to get what they need is to collect from local residents, business es and organizations looking to get rid of unused or unwanted items. Everything we have now has just gotten so worn out over the years. Its time for these things to get replaced, Kopta said. With three homes in Highlands County currently being rehabbed and a full-on home construction slated for mid-February, volunteers and workers certainly Phil Attinger/News-SunJay Ochert with Bobby Lee Aluminum measures the eaves Tuesday at a house at 2304 Roxbury Road in Avon Park, which is being refurbished for clients of Habitat for Humanity. BY S AMANT HA GHO LARStaff WriterSEBRING A full week of games, rides and entertain ment await attendees for the annual Highlands County Fair beginning Friday. For the 76th year, the Highlands County Fair will bring together the best of both worlds in fun and entertainment and livestock competition. Each year, the fair presents local youth and their hard work in a number of different categories. The livestock shows showcase the talents of the communities 4H and FFA members while in forming the thousands of attendees about Central Floridas agriculture. The fair has always been a staple event in the local com munity providing fun and opportunities for families and children. This year is no dif ferent. From the annual Junior Miss and Miss Highlands County Pageants, to the nostalgic fair food there is denitely something for everyone at the fair. The rst day of the fair begins at 5 p.m. Friday when the gates open to the public. Car nival rides including the Dutch Wheel, Merry Go Round, Pharaohs Fury, Bumper Cars and more will ll the space just outside the Convention Center.76th Highlands County Fair opens Friday in Sebring File photo by Katara Simmons/News-SunThe 76th Annual Highlands County Fair starts Friday at 5 p.m. in Sebring. Everything we have now has just gotten so worn out of the years. Its time for these things to get replaced.Darrin Kopta Habitat for Humanity Construction ManagerSEE HABITAT | A5SEE STORE | A5SEE FAIR | A5SEE RANGE | A6 Sebring chamber honors bestA3Hoffmans death shows that addiction never beaten B9


A2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Jimmy Smith show slated at Elks LodgeLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Elks Lodge will host Remembering the Legends starring Jimmy Smith from Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on Saturday, Feb. 15. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and are available at the lodge. This will be an open seat ing event. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; show starts at 4 p.m. Jimmy Smith will take the audience back to ear lier times as he sings classic songs by the Legends, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones and more. The second half will be dedicated to the Reections of Elvis.Volunteers sought for Guardian ad Litem ProgramSEBRING The Guardian ad Litem program, which serves abused and neglected children across Highlands County, is seeking volunteers. Volunteer guardians help represent children who are involved in court proceedings. Guardians must be at least 21 years old and undergo background checks and a certication process. For more information about the program, call Dawn Shinskey at (863) 534-4597 or email Dawn. Club will have musicSEBRING The Sebring Shrine Club will host North and South Band playing country, gos pel and bluegrass music from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the lodge on State Road 17 North. Refreshments will be available. No alcohol will be served. These events are open to the public.YMCA offers Good Dog courseSEBRING Highlands County YMCA (100 YMCA Lane) will offer a winter dog obedience and behavioral modication course Good Dog. The course is being offered to all citizens and visitors of Highlands County. You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to partake. This is a six-week course that will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The class meets each Sat urday for approximately one hour. The classes are held under cover and fully fenced to keep the owner and dog comfortable along with protection from natures elements. Good Dog is geared towards dogs of all ages and levels. The course will focus on good manners, obedience and behavioral modications. Upon completion of this course, you will have learned how to communicate better with your dog and have fun doing it. Many techniques are utilized including positive reinforcement to help motivate both you and your dog. Puppies and dogs must be current on their vaccinations. Cost is $60. Space is limited. To preregister, call 655-9080.A different kind of fashion showSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring brings a unique fashion show to its clubhouse at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21. The Mobile Boutique Clothing Store On Wheels offers the nest collec tion of cruise, resort, and casual related separates, jewelry, and accessories with a wide variety of style and sizes for everyone. Items that you see and like can be pur chased at the event. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from all Womans Club members or call Judy Trier at (260) 242-0612 or Barbara Nor ling at (860) 965-5114.DSAC meets MondaySEBRING The Highlands County District School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Garland Boggus Board Room at the School Board of Highlands County, 426 School St. Agenda items for Feb ruarys meeting include a presentation by Deborah Wood, Federal Programs, on the Parent Involvement Plan, and a presentation by Isaac Dur rance, assistant principal, Sun N Lake Elementary School, on their Boys to Men program. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommoda tions in order to attend a DSAC meeting, call 4715548 three days prior to the scheduled meeting date and time. http// The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Peri odical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Halifax Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the writ ten permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A CC URACYThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; email; or call (863) 385-6155.O FFI CE Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: (863) 385-6155 Main Fax: (863) 385-1954 Newsroom Fax: (863) 3852453SUB SC RIPTION RATE SHome 12 mos. 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Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date.O BITUARIE S AN D A NNOUN C EMENT SEmail all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comP LA C E A CLA SS IFIE D ADFrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 386-6155, ext. 505 or (863) 314-9876RETAIL AD VERTI S INGMitch Collins 386-5626 Vickie Watson 386-5631 Terri Lee 386-5628 terri.lee@newssun.comL EGAL AD VERTI S INGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 legals@newssun.comNEW S ROOM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Editor, ext. 516 or Phil Attinger, Staff Writer, ext. 541 or phil.attinger@newssun. com Samantha Gholar, Staff Writ er, ext. 526 or samantha.gholar@ Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@newssun. com Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ ROMONA W A SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927CA SH 3 Monday. Feb. 3 Day 6-3-3 Night: 4-0-9 Sunday, Feb. 2 Day 7-4-2 Night: 1-7-3 Saturday, Feb. 1 Day 6-5-0 Night: 7-2-9PLAY 4 Monday. Feb. 3 Day 6-8-4-5 Night: 9-1-6-4 Sunday, Feb. 2 Day 9-7-5-8 Night: 0-0-2-1 Saturday, Feb. 1 Day 9-1-1-8 Night: 9-9-3-1F ANTA SY 5 Monday, Feb. 3 2-1113-30-33 Sunday, Feb. 2 11-16-29-30-33 Saturday, Feb. 1 2-11-16-23-24MEGA M ONEY Friday, Jan. 31 4-8-14-34 X-5 Feb. 5 Jackpot: $500,000MEGA M ILLION S Friday, Jan. 31 3-9-13-47-52 PB-8 X-4 Feb. 5 Jackpot: $94 millionL OTTO Saturday, Feb. 1 11-12-20-23-33-44 X-3 Todays Jackpot: $6 millionP OWERBALL Saturday, Feb. 1 5-12-15-27-38 PB-7 X-2 Todays Jackpot: $215 million LOTT ERYSNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EW S BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Sheriffs deputies arrested two Avon Park residents Saturday when five children were found playing at a local park without adult supervision. Robert Lee Widner, 53, of 1700 SW Second Ave. in Avon Park, and Juaquinia Nicole Halcomb, 32, also of Avon Park, have each been charged with five counts of felo ny child neglect According to arrest reports, Highlands County Sheriffs dep uties learned of the case at 5:13 p.m. Saturday when two children knocked on the door of house on South Verona Avenue asking to use the bathroom. The resident called deputies who discovered that five children, ages 5-12, were playing unsuper vised in Donaldson Park. They were approximately one mile from 312 E. Pine St., from which they had walked to the park, arrest reports said. Further investigation showed that Widner had the responsibil ity as caregiver to watch and protect the children. Reports also said Halcomb, mother to three of the children, learned of the childrens absence when she arrived at 312 E. Pine St., but made no effort to find the children or call law enforcement to ensure their safety. She went to Donaldson Park only when the deputy called her to meet him there, the arrest re ports said.Two charged with felony child neglect BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterFROSTPROOF A local man died on U.S. 27 in Frostproof in an apparent single-car wreck. Polk County Sheriffs deputies are investigating the death of Billy Joe King, 56, of Taurus Road in Avon Park. According to reports, at 5:29 p.m. Sunday, he was heading northbound in a blue Dodge Neon in the outside lane north of north of County Road 630, near Gum Road and Camp Inn Mobile Home Park. According to a wit ness, for no apparent reason, Kings car slow ly went off the roadway to the right, continued northbound on the shoulder and sideswiped a tree. The car then rotated, struck another tree and ipped over onto its roof, eventually facing southbound. King was the only one in the vehicle and was wearing a seatbelt, re ports state, but emer gency medical personnel declared him dead on the scene. Northbound trafc was reduced to one lane for several hours during the investigation for safety purposes, due to the small shoulder at that section of road. Deputies are still in vestigating the wreck. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Polk Sheriffs Ofce at 863-298-6200. Phil Attinger can be reached at or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed on Twitter @PhilAttinger.AP man killed in Polk wreck BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Within an hour of a report of bur glary and theft, Highlands County Sheriffs deputies found a man with the stolen items in his trunk. But it took until Saturday before Simon Lorenzo Brown, 26, of 4071 Thunderbird Road, No. D12, in Sebring, was charged with one count each of burglary and grand theft. According to arrest re ports, the incident took place between 8 p.m. Sept. 4 and 11:25 a.m. Sept. 5, 2013. The victim at 317 Grand Prix Drive reported that someone had entered his detached shed and taken a Craftsman pressure washer and a Craftsman tool box. Total value of the stolen items was $1,100, arrest reports said. However, within an hour of the victim re porting the theft, sheriffs deputies saw a Nissan Sentra with the stolen items inside its ajar trunk. Reports said the car was in the same area of the burglary when depu ties saw it. When it pulled into a nearby Wendys restaurant parking lot and the occupants went inside the store, deputies followed them inside and made contact. As a result of the inves tigation, deputies eventually arrested Brown. Sebring man charged with September burglary, grand theft Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN Katara Simmons/News-SunHighlands County Sheriffs deputies close down a portion of North Avon Blvd. Tuesday morning after a man threatened to commit suicide at a home on North Todd Road in Avon Park. Neighbors said deputies were on scene since 8 p.m. Monday. Public Information Ofcer Nell Hays said most such calls are resolved peacefully by road deputies in a couple of hours. Extended overnight negotiations with a person are highly unusual, Hays said.AVON PARK MAN BARRICADES SELF IN HOME M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 Samantha Gholar/News-SunLongtime children advocate and former educator Robert Saffold is speechless as he accepts the George Hensley Award Thursday evening from Sebring Chamber of Commerce incoming Board president Jane Hancock during the annual Chamber banquet at the Island View Restaurant in Sun N Lake. Saffold was awarded the distinction for being an advocate for education and his countless hours of volunteering and work in the Washington Heights community for underprivileged youth and throughout the city of Sebring. Saffold received a standing ovation following his award acceptance. Samantha Gholar/News-SunIncoming Sebring Chamber of Commerce Board President (left) Jane Hancock presents the Large Business of the Year Award to Sebring International Raceway Marketing & Sales Director Kristie Sottile Thursday evening during the annual Chamber banquet. The Raceway is synonymous with Sebring, and is the rst thing people all over the world think of when they hear the name of the town. Samantha Gholar/News-SunFormer Sebring Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve Nyhan (right) accepts an award from the outgoing Chamber Board President Rob Reed Thursday evening at the Island View Restaurant in Sun N Lake. Samantha Gholar/News-SunThe Small Business of the Year award was given to the owners of Boom Booms Thursday evening during the annual Sebring Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Chamber board president Jane Hancock (right) congratulated the small business owners on a successful year and establishment at the Island View Restaurant in Sun N Lake.SEBRING CHAMBER APPLAUDS MEMBERS BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Ofcials of the Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization say there are three candidates currently in the running to kiss Tommy the Pig at the Highlands County Fairgrounds this Saturday. It is all part of HALLOs Kiss-a-Pig contest, where nine community leaders have been gathering donations as votes. The one who garners the least support will be smooching the porker. Lagging in gathering donations for the effort are Sebring May or George Hensley, attorney Bill Fletcher and Edward Jones nancial advisor Alan Holmes. Currently leading in donations is Lake Placid Mayor John Holbrook, followed by banker Nicky Dilday and Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettman. Also in the running are Highlands County Commissioner Don El well, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton and John Shoop, of Highlands Independent Bank. Those who want to donate may drop off their donations at Wells Motor Company or the Hotel Jacaranda in Avon Park, COZs Sports Bar & Bowl or the Inter lake Boulevard Cafe in Lake Placid, or Homers Smorgasbord, the U.S. 27 location of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, Jimmys Greek American Grill, and Frames & Images in Se bring.Jobs to fillMeanwhile, ofcials of HALLO say they have received a grant from The Health Authority and are looking to ll a couple of jobs. These will be for around nine to 10 months, said HALLO founder and Executive Director Deanna Pier etti. The positions will be for between 16-24 hours a week. One position will be to assist clients and perform general ofce work, the other will be to serve as the agen cys spokesperson, create partnerships in the health care industry and help identify new funding sources. Those who want additional information may contact Pieretti at halloin@embarqmail. comKiss-a-Pig contest to benefit HALLO winding downHolbrook, Dilday and Dettman in the lead so far The news is just a click away! NEWS-SUN M C Y K


A4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS YOU R VIE WHere in Highlands County, many of us are fortunate to live in or near undeveloped ar eas, most of them supporting a wide range of wildlife. Sometimes, however, those of us who love nature get carried away, crossing a boundary best left alone. We intrude into a world where we dont belong, causing harm to animals and creating danger for neighbors. This is the case with Mary Musselman, who was arrested Thursday for feeding black bears on her property. Some people feel she did no harm. Some people feel that even if she did, be cause she is 81 years old, she should be treat ed differently from people who are younger. We cannot agree. In the rst place, Musselman not only did harm, she ignored repeated warnings to not feed the bears around her home, even after she was told how dangerous her habit is. Ultimately, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission had no choice but to ar rest her. It was the only way they could stop her. One bear had already been killed because it had lost its fear of humans; others Musselman fed may face the same senseless fate. True, its nice to see deer and raccoons and other little creatures prancing about your yard, and putting out food will bring them there. But that same food will also lure bears. And while Florida black bears arent as dangerous as some of their cousins out west, if some un suspecting neighbor out for a walk ends up between a mother and her cub, youve got a disaster waiting to happen. In the second place, people dont age out of their civic responsibilities. If an 81-year-old woman killed somebody, would we let the matter slide simply because she was old? If one of your 81-year-old country club neigh bors was feeding alligators in a water haz ard near where your kids and dog play, would you look the other way? You dont outlive your responsibility to fol low the law. Youre never too old to have to follow the lawOU R VIE WIn the darkest recesses of our minds we have always known that monsters exist. It is only when we are involuntarily thrust into an unfolding human tragedy that shocks our senses and devastates our hearts that we truly acknowledge their presence. Our collective eyes have been opened by the discovery of monsters lurking at Penn State University in the form of Jerry Sandusky, in an Ohio house of horrors run by Ariel Castro, and the list goes on. But have we as a society drifted into a false sense of security with the removal of these harbingers of evil or do we realize that the next monster is just waiting to strike? The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that there are currently 617,000 registered sex offenders in the United States, and typically 100,000 of those are unaccounted for. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in six boys and one in four girls are sexually abused before the age of 18, and 550 mil lion children worldwide are survivors of child sexual abuse. Only one in 20 cases of child abuse is reported, and every victim of child abuse has to tell an average of seven adults before they are believed. If as a society we allow child sex abuse to drift to the back burner, we un knowingly permit the proliferation of an evil that corrupts humanity at its very core. We invite a path of devastation that van dalizes childhoods and permanently eclipses the innocence of innite generations. I am a survivor of child sex abuse, and the pain of my stolen childhood haunts my hours to this very day. In reecting on my life I have been fortu nate to survive the devastating effects abuse victims suffer such as increased rates of drug abuse, alcoholism, incar ceration and suicide. In my darkest days I sat alone in a self-imposed desolation thinking no one could love someone as damaged as I had become. In the end it was the hand of God that guided me on the path to healing and taught me a profound sense of peace and happiness by bringing my wife into my life and giving me the blessing of my children. Every day I work to protect innocent children because God has steadied my way ward course in this life by giving me a purpose and that purpose is to not allow one more child to suffer as I have. To prevent the epidemic of child sex abuse from continuing, education must be the rst line of defense. We must open a dialogue that empowers both parents and children. We also need to inspire those trapped by fear and guilt to break their silence, and that is best accomplished by hearing those who have survived child sex abuse speak out. In this great country of ours we have changed history through the force of our collective wills. We now face an enemy that attacks the most precious gift we have, the manifestation of our hopes and dreams -our children. We must once again join together to make sure that our history is not written on the doorstep of defeat but in the arms of victory. Please join me in the ght to save innocent children by educating yourself about the signs of child abuse. If you suspect a child is being abused call the Childhelp Nation al Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800422-4453). Visit the Childhelp website at http:// or Arrow Child and Family Ministries in Texas (www. html); and the Joyful Heart Foundation (http://www. joyfulheartfoundation. org) to learn more about how you can save a child from a lifetime of pain and guarantee them the right to embrace happiness and not spend countless years just wanting to be loved.Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martins Press). Visit his websites at and Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons. com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.Help fight the monsters who are hiding in plain sight GUEST COLUMNMichael Reagan & Jerome Elam VFW O FF ERS THANKSMy Post ofcers and I would like to thank every one who has stepped up to help the Post be successful. We want you to know that things will get even better as we move forward with your continued help and under standing. The Post is only as good as we all make it. We will be doing some different dinners and we welcome any ideas you might have. We are looking forward to next month. We are planning a chicken barbegcue. So, keep your calendars handy and join us for some fun times at VFW Post 3880. Dave Cahill Commander VFW Post 3880TAG FOR A C URE HELPSThe Tanglewood Actors Guild donated $5,743.13 to the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet from their re cent TAG for a Cure Fashion Show. This brings TAGs total contribution to the Cancer Benet to $31,775.00 through the years. It is impossible to thank everyone involved as there were more than 120 volun teers. Thanks to each of the crews: event coordinators, set construction and decoration, props, backstage, tech, kitchen, hospitality, house, ticket sales, set up, clean up, fashion coordinators, models and entertainers. Hats off to the major sponsors Newsom Eye and Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes for their very generous support. Fashions were provided by GBs Mens and Ladies For mal Wear and Ideal Golf. The program advertisers were: Florida Hospital, Heartland National Bank, Highlands Medical Group, Highlands Regional Medi cal Center, Alligator Pack & Ship, Albert Ruiz D.D.S., Goin Postal, Young at Heart Travel, Wells Insurance, Hayes Automotive, High lands Master Jeweler, Stone Law Group P.L., Blinds ASAP, and Phil and Pat Nisa. The rafe prizes were do nated by Florida Hospital, Evolution of Beauty (Sebring), Turner Furniture (Avon Park), Morguard Investments (Mississauga, Ontario), Acanthus Interiors (Port Hope, Ontario), Brian and Nancy Shennan, Suzanne and Ron Schilffarth, Dianne and Tom Lane, Nola and Jerry Bernstein, Theresa and Graham Reynolds, Rody and Don Toth, Margaret Buf fone, Mary Lou and Neil Simpson, Evan and Judy Noack, Kristie and Greg Plank, Nancy and John McLean, Marjorie Nelson, Jan Reisig, Marty Vetal, Marcie Taylor, and Peter Nicholls. A sincere thank you to all involved. Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet Sebring LETTERS TO THE EDITORShoulde be 250 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and telephone number for verica tion. We reserve the right to edit or reject letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publication. Only two letters per month per writer will be accepted. 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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Phil Attinger/News-SunJay Ochert (left) with Bobby Lee Aluminum helps hold a measuring tape Tuesday for Ralph Isak (center) and Carol Bowman while they trim baseboard for a house at 2304 Roxbury Road in Avon Park. The house is being refurbished for clients of Habitat for Humanity.need the best, most useful equipment for their jobs. When all this starts happening, when the tools are old and worn-out and start falling apart, it makes things very hectic. It can get aggravating. It takes a lot longer to get these jobs done. Then theres just a lot of vol unteers sort of standing around waiting for tools and not getting much done because theyre waiting to use these old tools, Kop ta said. Habitat for Humanity will hold the Tool Drive the entire month of February through late March. All items donated to Hab itat are 100 percent tax deductible as a charitable donation. Kopta stated that the non-prot needs every thing. We need it all. Our generator went kaput not too long ago so theres big items we need and small items. Some of our hand tools, the hammers and drills, are just not safe to use anymore, Kopta said. Needed items for the tool drive include: generator, skill saws, sawzall, hammer drills, chipping hammers, combo chipping and ham mer drill, hand tools, levels, crow bars, squares, hammers, tool pouches, nail pullers, bottle jacks, screw driver sets, air compressor, hoses, chain saws, 3500 PSI pressure washer. A full list of items can be found at the Habitat down town Sebring ofce. Items can also be donated and dropped off at the location, 159 S. Commerce Ave. For more information contact Kopta at 443-1862.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or at 385-6155 ext: 526. HABITAT FRO M PA GE A1 She said in October 2013 that the clerk had avoided a robber at Shell Food Mart by shutting down the store and locking the doors. That provides good prevention, she said. There was no infor mation on why the store fell victim this time. The most recent case is still under investigation, Hays said. Any one with information is urged to contact Detective DeWayne Kelly in the Sheriffs Ofce Criminal Investigation Unit at 863-402-7823. Those with information who want to remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward are asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800226-TIPS(8477) or by visiting www.heartland Other recent robber ies include: On Aug. 14, 2013, a suspect entered the Shell gasoline station at 998 U.S. 27 N. with a handgun and demand ed money. The clerk opened the cash drawer and handed over the money, but the suspect shot the clerk and ed the scene. The clerk was treated at a local hospi tal, Sheriffs Ofce reports said. On Sept. 22, a 6-foottall, bulky-built man in a black-hooded sweatshirt and black pants forced his way into the Sunoco convenience store at 999 U.S. 27 and ordered the clerk at knifepoint to open the register and get on the oor. The suspect then ed with the money, re ports said. On Oct. 8, a suspect robbed the Citgo station at U.S. 27 and Mor rill Ave. at gunpoint. No one was shot or injured. At 11:20 a.m. Dec. 9, two men in bright hoodies walked into the M&H Store, 2532 Coun ty Road 17 S. in Avon Park. One held a knife to the cashiers head and stole less than $100 in cash from the register. They also stole lottery tickets, loose cash and change, cigarettes and the cashiers necklac es. The two believed responsible were arrested and charged later that month. At 12:15 a.m. Jan. 9, 2014, two black males carrying handguns and wearing bandan as, hoodies and jeans walked into the Raceway at 1625 U.S. 27. They demanded cash from the clerk who turned over an undisclosed amount, and then they ed on foot. Phil Attinger can be reached at or 385-6155, ext. 541 and fol lowed on Twitter @PhilAttinger. STORE FRO M PA GE A1Inside the 28,000-squarefoot Convention Center, dozens of young girls and ladies will compete for the title of 2013-2014 Lit tle Miss, Jr. Miss and Miss Highlands County throughout the rst weekend of the fair. The Jr. Miss Highlands County Pageant will kick off the event on Friday. Miss Highlands County contestants will take the stage Saturday and Little Miss contestants will wrap up the pageant weekend on Monday. Each of the pageants will begin at 7 p.m. Livestock contests will be held throughout the week at varying times each day. Categories include: large animal, small animal, ani mal posters and more. The livestock sale will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. The 76th annual Highlands County Fair will take place Feb. 7-15. Gates open on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and at 5 p.m. weekdays. Fair admission price is $8 per person and children 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Arm bands, which allow unlimited rides, are $22 for the day. Sunday is senior citizen day. Seniors are admitted for $4 with ID. Wednesday, Feb. 12 is military and vet erans day. Active and veterans are admitted for $4 with ID. Thursday, Feb. 13 is students day. Students are admitted for free with a canned good item. A complete schedule of events, categories and times can be acquired by contacting the Conven tion Center (formerly the Highlands County Fair and Convention Center) at 3822255.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or at 385-6155 ext:526 FAIR FRO M PA GE A1 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Sheriffs deputies arrested and jailed a local man Saturday on charges that he allegedly tried to hit his wife and run down several restaurant employees with his car. Edward Joel Figueroa-Zapata, 28, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and four counts of ag gravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, one of those being domestic violence. The incident took place shortly after 12:05 a.m. Saturday at Outback restaurant, 921 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Arrest reports state that Figueroa used his car to strike the drivers side of his wifes car, with her in the drivers seat. Arrest reports state that witnesses said he rammed her car sev eral times. Three restaurant employees managed to get her to safety, and then he became enraged and attempted to run them down in the parking lot, driving around the lot in a reckless manner, reports said. Reports also said parking lot surveillance cameras recorded the incident. According to reports, if his wife and the employees hadnt reached the rear door of the restaurant in time, Figueroa would have hit them with his car.HCSO: Man tries to run over wife, others Associated PressDADE CITY Prosecutors have handed over an external hard drive containing hours of surveillance video from a movie theater where a retired Tampa police ofcer is accused of shooting and killing another man during an argument over texting. Attorneys for 71-yearold Curtis Reeves received the hard drive Tuesday morning. A Pasco County judge could rule during a Wednesday bond hear ing whether the video will be made available to the public. The footage is expected to show Reeves entering the Wesley Chapel theater Jan. 13 to watch Lone Sur vivor and the shooting of 43-year-old Chad Oulsen and the wounding of his wife. Prosecutors initially were unwilling to hand over the video. They claimed their ofce was not equipped to turn around copies of the video so quickly. Reeves is being held without bail, charged with second-de gree murder.Defense receives video of theater shooting M C Y K


A6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Highlands County Programs/Administrative Projects Manger Chris Benson said he had remembered reading something in the paper about another group interested in utilizing the facility as it is for BMX-type racing. County Administrator June Fisher said the coun ty had received a number of contacts about continuing the BMX track, but those interested apparently had issues with meeting insurance obligations for the project. Former Highlands County Commissioner Jeri Canale, who has been working on getting a local shooting range for Highlands County for near ly two years, told commissioners her goal was to help provide a service to citizens that is deeply needed. Canale, who owns Boom Booms Guns & Ammo, gets regular requests from her customers asking about a shooting range or a place where they can sight-in their ries. However, cur rently she has to send them out of the county to Okechobee Shooting Sports, an hours drive away. They really have no place to shoot here, unless they want to spend a $500 membership to shoot at an outdoor range, she said. Canale said she already had a National Rie Asso ciation insurance binder, provisions for concealed carry classes, rearms safety instruction, an archery range and even sanctioned competitions. Highlands County Commission Chair Greg Harris asked Benson to expedite the process of request ing proposals, with Benson saying such action could take more than two months. Fisher told commissioners when a former board was asked for the use of the clay pit back in 2000, apparently no such request for proposals was issued. We didnt do this before? We didnt go through this exercise? Commission er Don Elwell asked County Attorney Ross Macbeth. You were there werent you? Macbeth said it had been a decade and a half since those actions had trans pired. Commissioner Jack Richie noted that commissioners had the ability to lease the property without a bid process. The BMX track was built in 2001 with the help of county machinery and op erators on nearly 13 acres of a 60-acre parcel of coun ty-owned land. The 20year lease was given to the Highlands County YMCA at $1 a year. They reportedly pulled out of the agreement in December 2010. In addition to YMCA of cials, at the time, local bike shop owners, and former county commissioner Doris Gentry spoke in favor of the facility saying it would give local youth something to do. They also claimed it would spur tourism both by drawing cyclists from a 75-mile range as well as through national tourna ments and races. The local shop owners also served as technical experts in the building of the track. In addition to coun ty money, Avon Park City council members instructed then-city manager C.B. Shirey to assist the group with getting water and signage at the site. In lobbying for the track, YMCA also told commissioners that they held a $2 million liability insurance policy for the facility. Money from the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee also was used for improvements at the BMX raceway. The $65,000 grant reportedly was used for such things as electri cal and plumbing work, remodeling of a mobile home at the site, restrooms and tarps to protect the clay jumps on the track. RANGE FROM PAGE A1 Special to the News-SunVENUSWhat are the remarkable coincidences that lead to the establishment of Archbold Biological Station? Why is Archbold here in Highlands County? The history of the Station and its founder, Richard Archbold, will be presented by Fred Lohrer at a special Founders Day celebration open to the public on Sunday. Lohrer will lead visitors down the Walk Through Time Historic Trail, opened in 2012, reveal ing behind-the-scene facts about Richard Archbold and the legacy he and his family built at Archbold Biological Station.Sign-in begins at 1:45 p.m. and the onehour walking tour begins at 2 p.m. A suggested donation for the tour is $5 per person. Richard Archbold moved to the former John A. Roebling Estate in February 1941 and established the Station, now celebrating 73 years as a biological eld station. Many folks in the local community have heard about Archbold; some of the long-time residents even knew Mr. Archbold and have fond memories of him, Lohrer said. Yet, when it comes to knowing the how, why, and what about Arch bold Biological Station, the public is less aware of the great research, conservation, and education contributions that have been since 1941, and are still being made in the local community, region and state. The public is invited to arrive earlier in the day on Sunday to take advantage of the picnic area, weather permitting, to enjoy the sights and sounds of the scrub. The self-guided Walk Through Time Historic Trail is open to the pub lic daily. A special Walk Through Time history brochure is available at the Learning Center to aid visitors in making the most of their trail experience. Archbold Biological Station is an indepen dent, not-for-prot research facility located on the Lake Wales Ridge and lies within the Northern Everglades, the lands that drain south into Lake Okeechobee. The Station is dedicated to long-term ecological research, conservation, and education. Its all part of the global effort to understand, interpret and preserve the worlds natural heritage. Archbold Biological Station is eight miles south of Lake Placid. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of State Road 70 on Old State Road 8. Visit on the Internet at www.archbold-station. org. During business hours call 465-2571.Founders Day celebration at Archbold set for Sunday Courtesy photoFred Lohrer (far left) explains one of the many informational signs along the historic Walk Through Time trail at Archbold Biological Station. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Every year a new honorary chairperson is selected for the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life events. Lake Placid has selected an energetic cancer survivor, Terri Koopman. Koopman was selected because she represents the strong spirit of a cancer survivor. She was born in New Hampshire, but moved several times before set tling in Lake Placid. Her interesting journey began after high school, when her adventuresome per sonality led her to want to join the Peace Corps. Her parents nixed that idea, so Koopman joined the Air Force instead. She met and married her husband in Topeka, Kansas while on active duty with the USAF Nurse Corps. Then years later they settled in Little Rock, Ark. The Koopmans raised three daugh ters. None of them joined the Air Force or entered nurs ing, but all got married and provided them with grandchildren. Terri and her husband both were diagnosed with cancer her husband in 1990 with prostate cancer, and her self in 1992 with breast cancer. In 1993 the Koopmans moved to Lake Placid. Terri has fond memories of her varied activities volunteering, driving a re truck, and always learning new things. She currently volunteers at STR8UP and helps seniors with their taxes. Since Koopman has experience with both being a cancer patient/survivor and being a caregiver, she says being a caregiver was more difcult. Her husband went through surgery, chemo, and radiation, and although he got better, his cancer returned (possibly due to exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War). The second bout with this terrible disease resulted in a lost battle. She has great respect for the hospice care that enabled her to keep her sanity. Her own cancer required surgery and a long treatment with the anticancer drug Tamoxifen. Today she is cancer free. Words to the wise from Koopman include the reminder to be vigilant about your health, as ear ly detection and treatment can be very impor tant. It was her vigilance that is allowing her to welcome her rst greatgrandchild. Take precau tions and realize you can deal with whatever life dishes out. To learn more about Relay for Life in general, contact Chelsea Levine at 243-0214 or email clev, or email Cheryl Henderson at Cheryl.Henderson@ If you are a cancer sur vivor or caregiver, you are invited to attend Lake Placids Relay For Life event on April 4 to be recognized at the Survivor reception. Contact Nancy Sanders for more infor mation at 259-7340.Koopman named honorary chair of L P R elay KOOPMAN A ssociated P ressGREENVILLE, N.C. One young boy died and a second was revived and taken to a North Carolina hospital after they were pulled from a cruise ship swimming pool off the states coast Monday, of cials conrmed, though they offered few additional details Tuesday. It was unclear whether the boy who died, age 4, and the 6-year-old who was own to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern with his grandmother and a nurse from the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship were related. Hospital spokeswoman Chris Mackey said Tuesday that the boys parents did not want the boys condition shared with the public. Several spokespeople for Norwegian did not re turn messages Tuesday. The line said on its Facebook page that the Nor wegian Breakaways emer gency medical team responded to a report that the children were un responsive on the ships pool deck and quickly administered CPR. After extensive efforts, the younger child could not be revived, the Face book post said. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this extremely difcult time and are providing full assistance and support.1 child dies, 1 hospitalized after cruise ship incident A ssociated P ressYOUNGSTOWN Cell phones and vigilant residents are slowly replacing a one-time staple in ghting wildres the re tower. There once were 20 re towers in the Chipola River District, which stretches across seven counties in Floridas Panhandle. But that number has recently been cut to seven. Florida Forest Service spokesman Brian Goddin tells the News Herald of Panama City (http://bit. ly/1fKinkb ) that people in the district may not have even missed the towers. But the state actually auctioned off several of them ve years ago. In fact, the Forest Ser vice doesnt even own Bay Countys only re tow er. It belongs to the sher iffs ofce. That tower has a camera and radio trans mission equipment in it. Goddin says lookouts in the towers once spotted res and communicated with lookouts in other towers to determine a res size. These are ... a dying piece of equipment for us, Goddin said. But cell phones, air planes and technology havent totally replaced the towers.Technology trumps fire towers M C Y K


A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014 SPORTS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS-SUNOn Saturday night in Lakeland, the Walker Memorial Lady Eagles broke open a close game after the half to seize the District 6-2A championship from Kissimmee City of Life Academy. City of Life had earned a spot in the nals after upsetting the number two seed and host school, Victory Christian Academy, 4432 on Tuesday night. Walker Memorial, the number one seed, advanced by defeating Lake Wales Vanguard School, 53-20. On Saturday night, a pair of three-point goals had City of Life within one at 9-8 after one quarter. Walker trailed 16-15 mid-way through quar ter number two before the Eagles, behind freshman India Washington exploded on an 11-point run to lead at the half by 10, 2616. City of Life opened the scoring in the third quar ter, but were quickly taken out of their game by the Walker full-court pressure defense. Washington scored seven and guard Keziah Maranan poured in 10 for the quarter. At the horn ending the third period, the Lady Eagles were enjoying a Walker Memorial takes district titleHeading to the Class 2A regional playoffs with an unbeaten record Courtesy photoThe Lady Eagles celebrate their District 6-2A tournament championship after topping City of Life Saturday night. DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comFROSTPROOF The Green Dragons survived some sloppy play and a bad night at the freethrow line to outlast Mulberry Monday in the opening round of the District 9-4A Tournament, 6254. With a few weeks now at full strength, Lake Placid showed its repower at times, racing out to large leads. But at other times, rushed open shots, misguided passes and erratic ball handling would allow the Panthers to jump right back into the mix. The Dragon defense was tenacious and opportunistic in the opening minutes, creating turnovers and leading to fast breaks. Kaetwon Lowe scored to inside buckets and drained a three, while Nick Tuason added two baskets to push Lake Placid out to a 15-5 lead. Though Henry Berry and Elijah Hargrove each scored in the closing moments to cut the lead to 15-9 after one. Then the sloppiness crept in as after Marquavein Copeland split a pair at the line, offensive opportunities were mishandled and Mulberry scored seven straight to tie it a 16-all. Issac Neverson and Scott Colley each hit one of two free throws, as did Berry, before Markyrie McCray hit a three and Colley hit another free throw to push the lead back to 22-17. But the Panthers would claw their way back with three pointers from Berry and Hargrove, along with a Grant Urquhart jumper and two free throws from Tyre McDonald to take a 28-24 lead at the half. They were in a 3-2 zone and I kept telling them to attack it, head coach Dan Coomes said. If you do that right, there will always be somebody open. But for a while there we didnt do a real good job of that. I have to do a better job of preparing them. But things did start to click in the third as the Dragons did a better job Green Dragons push past Panthers Dan Hoehne/News-SunAnfernee Munnings goes up and under for two in Lake Placids Monday win over Mulberry in the District 9-4A Tournament. DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was a rousing Satur day for area wrestlers as Avon Park and Sebring grappled to great success in their respective district tournaments. Up in Frostproof, the Red Devils took seven weight-class championships on their way to the team title of the District 9-1A tournament. There were also three other top-four nishes to send an even 10 wrestlers on to the Region 3-1A meet at Berkeley Prep in Tampa Friday. Getting the wins that propelled Avon Park to the 170-162 win over McKeel included the lighter weight classes with Kenny Egan at 106 pounds, Dre Neely at 113 and Junior Pontinela at 120. Christian Suarez then took the 152-pound title, as did Chris Garcia in the 160 class, while John Dor and Delroy Blake got their championships at 182 and 195, respectively. Not getting wins, but getting nishes in the top four to move on to the regional meet were Anthony Schings and Austin Velasquez, who took fourth at 138 and 145, and Jeremy Ethridge who placed third in the 220-pound class. Over on the Gulf Coast in Bradenton, Sebring was doing some serious work of their own in placing third in the District 9-2A Tournament and also sending 10 wrestlers on to regionals. Perhaps the highlight of the day was the nailbiting, three-overtime match for the 170-pound crown, with Casey Ricker Area wrestlers roll on toward regionalsRed Devils win team title, Sebring qualies 10 Courtesy photoDelroy Blake won the 195-pound class for Avon Park to help the Red Devils win the District 9-1A tournament SEE WALKER | A11 SEE LAKE PLACID | A11SEE WRESTLING | A11 District 9-4A Boys Basketball Tournament BY RALPH D. RUSSOAssociated PressOfcially, national signing day allows high school football players to start signing a letter of intent with the college of their choice. In reality, national signing day is not a starting block but a nish line. All the ip-opping, committing, de-committing and re-committing stops. Its the end of the scal year of college football, said former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel of the Pac-12 Network. Truthfully, the next year has already started. Its a culmination of lots of work, two and three and four years of work to get these guys into the boat. Sure, there are occasional stragglers among the blue chippers. Some kids get cold feet and need a little extra time. Or maybe mom ips out, and needs to be reassured that her baby is in good hands.5 Things: College football signing daySEE SIGNING | A11 M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 WEDNESDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Boston College at Virginia 7 p.m. ESPN2 Pittsburgh at Miami 7 p.m. SUN Alabama at Arkansas 8 p.m. WTTA Stanford at California 9 p.m. ESPN2 Virginia Tech at Florida State 9 p.m. SUNNBA Portland at New York 8 p.m. ESPN Miami at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. ESPNTHURSDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Connnecticut at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPN LSU at Georgia 7 p.m. ESPN2 Oregon at Arizona 9 p.m. ESPN Penn State at Michigan State 9 p.m. ESPN2GOLF EuroPGA Joburg Open 11 a.m. GOLF PGA AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 3 p.m. GOLFNBA San Antonio at Brooklyn 8 p.m. TNT Chicago at Golden State 10:30 p.m. TNTNHL Toronto at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. SUNXXII WINTER OLYMPICS Figure Skating, Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing 8 p.m. NBCLIVE TV COMING UPHigh School Baseball Thursday Sebring vs. Bartow, 7:30 p.m. College Baseball Wednesday SFSC at Indian River, 3 p.m. Boys Basketball Friday Avon Park at District Tournament, Frostproof, 7 p.m. Friday Sebring hosts District Tournament, 7 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Sebring vs. Ridge, 6/7:30 p.m. Friday Avon Park at Booker, 7 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC vs. Seminole State, 5 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Lake Placid at Sebring, 4 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Sebring at Lake Placid, 4 p.m.SCORE BOARD Lunch to benet Coz Youth Bowlers LAKE PLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placid Do It Best Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza. One-hundred percent of the proceeds benet the youth bowlers scholarship program in which more than 30 youth bowlers are currently involved. So bring your family and friends and come buy lunch from the youth bowlers of Cozs in Lake Placid. Valentines Tennis Tournament SEBRING 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 rst, 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 sweet heart, or for those who do not have a mixed doubles partner, the committee will nd 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 471-0389. AP Rotary Golf Tourney set AVON PARK The David Doc Owen golf tour ney, 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 four-person scramble format. Entry fee is $60 per per son with checks made payable to Rotary Club of Avon Park. An application and entry form may be obtained by emailing tourney director Chet Brojek at or by calling him at 863-7123524 or 385-4736. 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 rafe prizes and a great day of golf. Proceeds benet local charities supported by the Avon Park Noon Rotary Club. Entry will be limited to the rst 100 paid participants. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 by contacting Brojek. GOLS Indoor Soccer AVON PARK Registration for GOLS Indoor Soccer League is Satur day, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-Noon at First Baptist Church of 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 rst 40 players to sign up. Each team plays one game a week at 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 Baptist Church of Avon Park. Participants learn soccer and team skills from certied coaches. For more information, contact Coach Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at 385-3235. Eagles looking for coaches AVON PARK 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 www.highlandseagles. com, click on the Registration tab, and select Coach/Volunteer tab to view requirements and submit application. If you have any questions, you may contact Cliff Howell at 863-2537070, or Melissa Lane at 863-381-9325. Blue Streak Tennis Camp SEBRING The Sebring High School girls tennis team will be hosting their 2nd Annual Tennis Camp on Saturday, March 8. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Thakkar Tennis Center located in the Country Club of Sebring. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 4 to 18. Instruction will be available for all levels of play. Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a camp t-shirt. Cost is $25 per student with family discounts available. Pre-registration is encouraged. For registration and/ or more information call Coach Hollinger at 4715513.Local Sports BriefsNFL Super BowlSunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. Seattle 43, Denver 8NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 26 22 .542 Brooklyn 21 25 .457 4 New York 19 29 .396 7 Boston 16 33 .327 10 Philadelphia 15 34 .306 11Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 34 13 .723 Atlanta 25 21 .543 8 Washington 24 23 .511 10 Charlotte 21 28 .429 14 Orlando 13 37 .260 22Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 37 10 .787 Chicago 23 24 .489 14 Detroit 19 28 .404 18 Cleveland 16 32 .333 21 Milwaukee 9 39 .188 28WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 35 13 .729 Houston 32 17 .653 3 Dallas 28 21 .571 7 Memphis 26 21 .553 8 New Orleans 20 27 .426 14Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 39 11 .780 Portland 34 14 .708 4 Denver 23 23 .500 14 Minnesota 23 24 .489 14 Utah 16 32 .333 22Pacic Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 34 17 .667 Phoenix 29 18 .617 3 Golden State 29 19 .604 3 L.A. Lakers 16 31 .340 16 Sacramento 16 32 .333 16___ Mondays GamesIndiana 98, Orlando 79 Washington 100, Portland 90 Brooklyn 108, Philadelphia 102 Miami 102, Detroit 96 Oklahoma City 86, Memphis 77 Milwaukee 101, New York 98 San Antonio 102, New Orleans 95 Dallas 124, Cleveland 107 Denver 116, L.A. Clippers 115 Toronto 94, Utah 79 Sacramento 99, Chicago 70Tuesdays GamesIndiana at Atlanta, late L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, late Chicago at Phoenix, late Charlotte at Golden State, lateWednesdays GamesDetroit at Orlando, 7 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Washington, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Portland at New York, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m. Toronto at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Miami at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 35 16 3 73 164 119 Tampa Bay 32 18 5 69 162 137 Toronto 30 21 6 66 170 176 Montreal 29 21 6 64 137 139 Detroit 25 19 12 62 146 158 Ottawa 24 21 11 59 159 178 Florida 21 27 7 49 133 174 Buffalo 15 32 8 38 107 164Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 39 15 2 80 178 133 N.Y. Rangers 30 23 3 63 145 140 Columbus 29 23 4 62 167 156 Philadelphia 28 23 6 62 157 165 Carolina 25 20 9 59 137 151 Washington 25 22 9 59 164 172 New Jersey 23 21 13 59 133 142 N.Y. Islanders 21 28 8 50 159 191WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 34 10 14 82 205 161 St. Louis 37 12 5 79 185 125 Colorado 36 14 5 77 167 143 Minnesota 29 21 7 65 140 144 Dallas 25 21 9 59 158 160 Nashville 25 23 9 59 142 172 Winnipeg 27 25 5 59 161 166Pacic Division W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 40 13 5 85 191 143 San Jose 35 16 6 76 170 139 Los Angeles 30 22 6 66 137 127 Vancouver 27 21 9 63 142 149 Phoenix 26 19 10 62 159 164 Calgary 21 27 7 49 132 173 Edmonton 19 33 6 44 150 196 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.___ Mondays GamesEdmonton 3, Buffalo 2 Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1, OT Detroit 2, Vancouver 0 Colorado 2, New Jersey 1, OT Columbus 4, Anaheim 2 Chicago 5, Los Angeles 3 Philadelphia 5, San Jose 2Tuesdays GamesVancouver at Boston, late Colorado at N.Y. Rangers, late Winnipeg at Carolina, late Calgary at Montreal, late Toronto at Florida, late N.Y. Islanders at Washington, late Ottawa at St. Louis, late Tampa Bay at Minnesota, late Dallas at Phoenix, lateWednesdays GamesPittsburgh at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK On your mark, get set, go! Registration for the 5th annual Panther 5K Run/ Walk is now available online at www.southorida. edu/panther5k. This annual family event will take place on Saturday, March 1, and benets the South Flor ida 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, family-friendly 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 ear mark 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 nor mal 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 rst 200 registered runners receive a goody bag and an ofcial Panther 5K dri-t shirt for adults and students. Children receive a Tshirt. The entry fee remains the same through race day. Sizes cannot be guar anteed 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. A special awards cer emony will follow the race. Awards will be given to the rst three nishers 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 www. For information about the SFSC Panther 5K Run/Walk or to become a sponsor, call the SFSC Foundation at 863-4533133.South Florida Panther 5K Feb. 6-20 Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg Feb. 6 Voluntary reporting date for Arizona and Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 11 Voluntary reporting date for Arizona and Los Angeles Dodgers other players. Feb. 13 Voluntary reporting date for other teams pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 18 Voluntary reporting date for other teams other players. Feb. 25 Mandatory reporting date. March 12 Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. March 22-23 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona, Sydney. March 26 Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2014 salary. March 30 Opening day in North America, Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego. Active rosters reduced to 25 players. June 5 Amateur draft. July 15 All-Star game, Minneapolis. July 18 Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 27 Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players. Sept. 30 Postseason begins. Oct. 22 World Series begins. November TBA Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fth day after World Series. November TBA Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 Last day for teams to offer 2015 contracts to unsigned players. Dec. 8-11 Winter meetings, San Diego. Dec. 8 Hall of Fame golden era (1947-72) vote announced, San Diego. 2015 Jan. 13 Salary arbitration ling. Jan. 16 Salary arbitration gures exchanged. Feb. 1-21 Salary arbitration hearings. July 14 All-Star game, Cincinnati. July 17 Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 31 Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players. Dec. 7-10 Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CALENDER M C Y K


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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 comfortable lead, 48-27. The nal period was played virtually even, and Walker won by a nal score of 62-40 to win the championship. Jaden Langer was a standout for C.O.L., scoring 15 points, including three shots from beyond the arc. Walker turned the game with strong defense and a dominant effort by India Washington. The freshman posted 24 points and 13 rebounds earning cheers from the crowd of, MVP! MVP! She had excellent backup from Keziah Maranan, 18 points and six assists, and forward Toni Garcia, 10 points, 15 rebounds and ve steals. As District 6-2A champion, Walker will host a regional game Thursday, Feb. 6, taking on Geneva of Winter Park at 7 p.m. Our defense turned the game around in the second half, and the play of India and Keziah a combined 42 points broke the game open, said Walker head coach Bill Farmer. The solid play of Toni Gar cia at both ends of the oor, and ball handling from point guard Lisette Marasigan contributed to a true team win. This marks the second time in three years that the Lady Eagles enter the state playoffs with an undefeated, regularseason record. WALKER FROM PAGE A8 Courtesy photoChrisitan Suarez is one of seven Red Devil district champions and one of 10 moving on to regionals.Were a different team since the last time we played them.Dan Coomes Lake Placid head coachof attacking, which would lead to a number of open looks and connections. Tuason started off the second half with a reverse lay-up and another score in the paint to tie it back up. The Panthers answered back with consecutive scores but Tuason had been ignited and would hit three three-pointers in the period, along with another jumper, with Lowe and Colley adding a three each. The 23 third-quarter points were just one less than they had totaled in the rst half and the 10-point spread gained them a 47-41 lead heading into the nal eight minutes. Mulberry would make an early push, with a Urqhart three-point play and an Antwon Stancil jumper to close to within 47-46. But Anfernee Munnings picked up were Tuason had left off in the third and shouldered the scor ing load. He converted a threepoint play, then laid one in off an inbounds play. Three more scoring drives would follow, with Colley and Lowe each adding a score to keep the Panthers at a safe distance and move Lake Placid into the tournament seminals. The Dragons squared off with top seed Avon Park Tuesday night, against whom they lost both regular season contests. Maybe the third time will be the charm, Coomes said. Were a different team since the last time we played them, so it should be interesting. But theyre a wellcoached team and theyll be ready, he continued. They are a talented team that will come out physical and play hard, so well have to be ready. The winner of the game will move on to the District 9-4A championship Friday night. See Fridays News-Sun for a recap of the seminal match. LAKE PLACID FROM PAGE A8Dan Hoehne/News-SunNick Tuason ips one in for two, but it was his third-quarter barrage from long range that helped propel Lake Placid Monday night. WRESTLING FROM PAGE A8outlasting Venices Nick Vischulis. Ty Johnson also picked up a rst-place nish at 182 pounds, pinning Ryan Oakes of Lakewood Ranch and Luis Sanchez won the 285 title with a pin of Dr. Lennards Rowdy Driggers. Also moving on to the Region 3-1A meet at Charlotte High School Saturday were Nestor Per alta, third at 113, Brandon Washburn, second at 132, Dakota Slade, third at 145, Nathaniel Acosta, fourth at 152, Jacob Figur, third at 160, Nick Brod, third at 195, and Brandon Fuller, third at 220. Head coach Josh Miller was deservedly pleased with the outcome, which was a record-setting one in his time at the helm of the program. Thats the most Ive ever sent to regionals, he said. And so it is on to then next to last step before the State Finals at the Lakeland Center. And with 20 local grapplers moving on to that step, its a likely bet that Highlands County will be well represented. But for the most part, by the time Wednesday is over, the vast majority of FBS teams will have their latest haul of players locked up. Its a long day, Neuheisel said. For a coach, the best signing days are dramafree. The last thing any coach wants at the 11thhour is a surprise, Neuheisel said. Five things to know about signing day 2014:S-E-C! The reason why the Southeastern Conference wins all those national championships and bowls is apparent every signing day. When it comes to quality and quantity, the Deep South is the most fertile football recruiting territory in the country. SEC schools are sinking big bucks into coaches salaries and facilities to make sure all those studs stay close to home. Heading into signing day, the leading recruiting news sites, Scout. com, and all had nine SEC teams ranked in the national top 20. That includes Tennessee, which nished 5-7 last season and Kentucky, which won two games. Expect Alabama to be crowned recruiting national champs again by most experts. The Crimson Tide has had the No. 1 class according to Rivals each of the last three seasons. Coach Nick Saban has commitments from ve of Rivals ve-star recruits. No other school has more than three. Those schools? Alabamas SEC West rivals Auburn and Texas A&M.Signing day starsMost of the top prospects have already made solid verbal commitments. Signing day is a formality. But a few of the mostsought after recruits in the nation are still undecided: Defensive back Adoree Jackson, from Gardena, Calif., took late trips to USC and UCLA and is also considering Florida and LSU. Thats a family ght, said Mike Farrell, national recruiting analyst for Running back Malik McDowell from Southeld, Mich., appears to be leaning Michigan State, though his parents arent. Thats a pretty publicized family battle, Farrell said. Wide receiver Malachi Dupre from River Ridge, La. He and two of his teammates took a late trip to UCLA. Farrell says LSU is still his best guess on where Dupre lands, but watch out for Florida State.Flip-floppersLast season, three of Rivals ve-stars ipped on signing day, including Florida State star defensive back Jalen Ramsey. Farrell said running back Joe Mixon of Oakley, Calif., is a candidate to pull a similar move this season. Hes committed to Oklahoma, but may be UCLA can change his mind.Mad hattersThe routine is familiar to most college football fans. Recruit sits at a table with a microphone and announces his college choice by grabbing a hat with the logo of the winner. A few turn to props, like a live bulldog puppy to choose Georgia. Oh the drama! But sometimes the prospects future coach knows what is coming. Two nights before (signing day), theres a bunch of what we call secret commitments, Neuheisel said. No one knows but the coach and (player) because they want to make a big splash and big sur prise.PerspectiveSeahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was a twostar recruit, according to Rivals, when he signed with North Carolina State in 2007. The top-rated QB in that class was Jimmy Clausen. SIGNING FROM PAGE A8 CHARLES ODUMAssociated PressATLANTA Outelder Jason Heyward and the Atlanta Braves agreed Tuesday to a $13.3 million, two-year contract that avoided ar bitration. The 24-year-old had an injury-lled 2013 season. General manager Frank Wren said those problems complicated the arbitration process and helped make the two-year contract possible. Heyward hit .254 with 14 homers and 38 RBIs in a career-low 104 games during his fourth season with the Braves. He had an appendectomy on April 22 and broke his jaw on Aug. 21 when he was hit by a pitch from New York Mets left-hander Jon Niese. His deal calls for a $1 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments on May 1 and July 1, and salaries of $4.5 million this year and $7.8 million in 2015. The 2015 salary would escalate based on a points system for 2014 accomplishments, going up $500,000 for 20 points and then by $25,000 for each additional point. Heyward would earn 10 points each for 502 plate appearances, AllStar game selection, a Gold Glove award, a Silver Slugger award and nishing 11th-to-20th in MVP voting. He would receive 15 points for 6th-to-10th in MVP, 25 points for thirdto-fth and 35 points for rst or second. Heyward is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season. He had asked for a raise from $3.65 million to $5.5 million in arbitration and had been offered $5.2 million.Heyward, Braves agree to 2-year contract Associated PressASHBURN, Va. New Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden has lled the nal spots on his coaching staff. The Redskins announced Tuesday that Bradford Banta has been hired as the assistant special teams coach, Shane Day as assistant offensive line and offensive quality control coach, and Jake Peetz as offensive quality control coach. The Redskins will also retain Aubrey Pleasant, who will be a defensive quality control coach after working as an offensive assistant for the Redskins last season. Banta spent the past six seasons with the Detroit Lions. Day spent the past two seasons as the quarter backs coach for the University of Connecticut. Peetz spent last year working with the football program at the University of Alabama.AP NFL website: www. pro32.ap.orgRedskins coach Gruden fills final spots on staff M C Y K


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LIVING BWednesday, February 5, 2014 CHE F S CORNERTim Spain The Dragon Burger is a spicy black bean burger with Sriracha cole slaw on a whole wheat bun. We ran this pro motion last year at the Heartland campus and people seemed to really enjoy it. I personally like it because it is full of avor and is pretty good for you. The hardest part of the preparation for the burger is making the cole slaw, which isnt really that hard to begin with. It just requires some Julienne cuts on the cab bage, red peppers, red onions to give the slaw a nice texture. After you dress it, you will see what I mean. When you make the slaw, you will need to have some Sriracha sauce, which is pret ty common these days. Just look for the rooster on the label and the green top. You will also need to unseasoned rice wine vinegar for your dressing. I hope you enjoy this healthy and delicious meal. Cheers, Chef.DRAGON BURGER1/2 cup Cabbage, Green, Fresh, Shredded 2-2/3 tbsp Onions, Red, Fresh, Julienne Sliced 2-2/3 tbsp Carrots, Fresh, Julienne Sliced 1-1/3 ounce Peppers, Bell, Red, Fresh, Julienne Sliced, 1/8 inch 2 tsp Cilantro, Fresh, Chopped 1-1/3 tbsp Mayonnaise, Light 2-2/3 tsp Sauce, Sriracha Hot Chili 1/3 tsp Spice, Pepper, Cay enne 2 tsp Vinegar, Rice Wine, Unseasoned 1/3 spray (1 sec/spray) Oil, Olive/Canola Oil 25/75 Blend 4 each Black Bean Burger, Meatless, 3.3 oz 4 each Lettuce, Romaine, Individual Leaf, Fresh 2 each Tomatoes, Roma, Fresh, Sliced, Lengthwise 4 each Bun, Hamburger, Whole Wheat, 1.8 oz 1. Dressing: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until all ingredients are thor oughly combined. Hold at 40 degrees until ready to use. This can be made 1 day in advance. 2. Lightly spray an iron skillet with the oil. Cook the burgers for 6-7 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees. The burgers can be cooked in a convection oven by simply spraying a sheet pan with the oil blend and placing in a 325 degree oven for 8-12 minutes or until the internal temper ature of the burgers reaches 145 degrees. Keep warm until ready to assemble. 3. Lightly toast the hamburger buns on a griddle or at top. Place a leaf of romaine lettuce down and top with two slices of Roma tomatoes. Add the hot black bean burger and top with 1/3 cup of the slaw. Place the top burger bun on top of the slaw and serve right away.Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at burger -Janet Jane Noeb Al an Sausag enc Tas Caerol t Cinam Syru Family FeaturesNothing says I love you on Valentines Day more than heart-shaped, homemade treats. This year, try individual treats to make each gift recipient feel extra special. Youll love the fact that they are simple to create. Though small in size, mini-treats deliver a big message to all of the Valentines on your list, said Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. Decorating these treats is quick and easy thanks to Candy Melts Candy a pantry staple for any decorating project. With a little help from Wilton you can bake to your hearts desire this Valentines Day. We Heart Valentines Day Hearts are by far the top shape of the season. From giant heart-shaped cookie pans to cook ie cutters to Heart Pop pans, Wilton has a vari ety of bakeware options.A SW EET HEART FOR YOUR SW EETHEARTCreate mini cakes, brownies or cookies with the Bite Sized Heart Dessert Shell pan. Once cooled, drizzle with red, pink and white colored Candy Melts candy for the perfect personalized heart-shaped treat.H OMEMA DE BOX OF C HOCOLATESMake your own candies using shaped Candy Molds. Choose between hearts, lips, owers and more. Fill the mold with the Candy Melts candy, color and avor of your choice, and watch as you melt the hearts of your Valentines.GIVE A LITTLE LOVEValentines Day is a top gift-giving holiday. Give your made-from-theheart homemade treats the gourmet treatment with festive packaging like heart-shaped box es, colorful gift bags and brightly colored baking cups. For more Valentines Day recipes, baking tips and gift inspiration, visit C HOCOLATE HEART PETIT FOURSMakes about 40 mini cakes 1 cup all-purpose our 1/2 cup cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, softened 2/3 cup rmlypacked brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2/3 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup peanut but ter, chocolate fudge ice cream topping or cherry pie lling 2 containers (14 ounces each) Chocolate or Vanilla Icing Glaze (optional) Jumbo hearts sprin kles (optional) Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare 24 cavity bitesized heart dessert shell pan with Cake Release pan coating. In large bowl, com bine our, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat but ter and sugar with electric mixer until light and uffy. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until well combined. Alternately add our mixture and buttermilk in three additions, beating until just combined. Spoon one tablespoon batter into each pan cavity. Bake 9-11 minutes or until tops of cakes spring back when touched. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Cool completely on cooling grid. To decorate, place cakes on cooling grid with cookie pan below. Pipe 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter, chocolate fudge or cherry pie lling into shell; ll only to top of cavity. If desired, warm glaze according to package instructions; carefully pour over shell and tap pan to smooth. If desired, add jumbo hearts sprinkles. Get to the heart of Valentines Day Casseroles come in all types and can include more ingredients than green beans and cream of mushroom soup. (Although ... I do love a good green bean casserole!). To me they are a perfect meal. Not sure if its cold by you, but where I live it has been cold er than usual. Casseroles are the type of dishes that I gravitate towards at this time of year. Connie Ottmans Connies Sirloin Casserole is one of those recipes that, after initial preparation, you x it and forget it. I had 2 1/2 pounds of big chunks of top sirloin with the bone in. Didnt have a clue what to do with them, explains Connie about how she came up with this dish. Its abso lutely delicious. I love the gravy that this recipe created. Your guests will be very impressed when you bring this to the table. Betty Graves Tuna Noodle Casse role with Cream Cheese was a big hit around the Test Kitchen table and were sure it will be a hit at your table too. I like this recipe because it is made with cream cheese instead of cream of mushroom soup, says Betty. The addition of cream cheese was just as delicious as you would imagine it to be. This is one extraordinarily rich and creamy casserole. This recipe was born out of wanting to change some things up and have something a little different, explains Joelle Teague of her Baked Potato Casserole. This has become my requested dish for every family function we go to because everyone loves it so much. Well, add us to the chorus of fans! Ive taken this to potlucks and been the hit of the party. Savory and avorful, this is one very satisfy ing dish. Casseroles dont have to be only for dinner. There are some great breakfast casserole recipes too! The aroma from Jackie Mentos Apple and Sausage French Toast Casserole with Cinnamon Syrup is divine. When my family has reunions we love making breakfast the night before so there is less cleanup to do in the morning, says Jackie. The rst person up starts the coffee and puts the breakfast casserole in the oven. Its a wonderful way to start your day. Looking for a new way to serve grits and eggs in the morning? Well, Ju lia Carpenters Grits Breakfast Bake is delish. I try to cook breakfast for my husbands bank every week or two; this is their favorite, says Julia. The smoked sausage is a delight, so dont skimp, ya hear? Also, I can imagine this being just as divine with any number of cheese combinations. Grab your favorite varieties and get creative! Casseroles are great to throw to gether with items you already have. I encourage you to open the fridge, take a look in the pantry and see what you can whip up. And make sure to share what youve come up with, were sure it will be heavenly! 2011 Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Used by Permission. Brought to you by American Hometown MediaCrazy for casseroles M C Y K


B2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ACROSS 1 Apply quickly 7 Wall ___ 13 Gringos land 20 Place with wheels and deals 21 Summit planner 22 Worse 23 Woodworking tool 24 Untrustworthy sort 25 What players do at the start of a game of tag 26 Some bling 27 One for the no column 29 Most Cypriots, ethnically 31 Massages 32 Like some eagles and tires 34 Lil Abners surname 36 Company with the Havoline brand 38 Notre dame, e.g. 39 Valdez of coffee advertising 40 Period of the Cenozoic Era 42 Language sufx 45 Servings of mashed pota toes, e.g. 47 Writer Kipling 48 Let go 49 Cynic Bierce who once de ned alone as in bad company 52 Swear off 53 Potentially dangerous 55 Sapling 56 Relax 58 Goes in 59 Stairway post 60 Twinkie ller 62 Back to the Future villains 64 Amo : I love :: ___ : I hate 65 The Merry Drinker painter 66 Pop singer Del Rey 67 In need of a lift 70 Adoration subjects in a Leonardo painting 74 Maine college 75 Irish county and seaport 77 Have troops in 79 [What a bore] 81 Martin Sheens real family name 83 Tops off? 85 Pam of Jackie Brown 86 Takeout choice 87 All riled up 88 Part of London where Eliza Doolittle is from 90 One side of an 1899-1902 war 91 Smidgen 92 Source of ivory 93 Uzbekistans ___ Sea 94 About a quarter of the population of Sicily lives on its slopes 98 Title girl in a Chuck Berry hit 99 Make enforceable 100 Opportunity 101 Learn well 104 Take blows for 107 A line in an A-line? 109 Punk offshoot 110 Be supported by 112 Movie director who was himself the subject of a 1994 movie 114 Gold-medal gymnast Mary Lou 116 Powells successor on the Supreme Court 117 Some starting help 118 Keep going! 119 Love to hate? 120 Canon parts 121 On the receiving end of a Dear John letter DOWN 1 Writer of old 2 Secular 3 See 51-Down 4 Gumshoes 5 ___ empty stomach 6 73-Down, relatively 7 Denver-to-Albuquerque dir. 8 See 52-Down 9 Break a peace treaty, say 10 Gaelic tongue 11 Lunging sport 12 93-Down, relatively 13 Lines to Wrigley Field 14 See 82-Down 15 Fine point 16 Bone: Prex 17 Moreno of West Side Sto ry 18 Ticked (off) 19 Goofs 28 Yessiree! 30 Dreamcast maker 33 Rsum datum 35 ___ in kangaroo 37 Boomers kids 40 Sip on 41 Limit 42 95-Down, relatively 43 ___ gut 44 Breyers alternative 46 Rest in a hammock, say 47 Wanders 48 Abbr. at the start of a memo 49 Hes 2, for one 50 He will never speak unless he has something to say, in a song 51 3-Down, relatively 52 8-Down, relatively 54 Bambi doe 57 Air-freshener scent 61 Cleaners supply 63 One who might yell, Go home! 66 Rested in a hammock, say 68 Gets up there 69 Nap 71 Taking a certain tone 72 Fuel-economy authority, for short 73 See 6-Down 74 Cartoon sound 75 Hubbub 76 Macros, e.g. 77 Words of remembrance, briey 78 Michael of Arrested Devel opment 80 McFlurry avor 82 14-Down, relatively 84 Indian wrap 89 Depots: Abbr. 90 Built-in part of a tank top, maybe 92 Block party? 93 See 12-Down 95 See 42-Down 96 Make it stop! 97 Observed Yom Kippur 98 Italian grandpa 99 Funeral delivery of old 101 ___ stupid question 102 Vitamin a.k.a. para-amino benzoic acid 103 Director Gus Van ___ 105 In a hammock, maybe 106 Gershwin biographer David 108 Many a Yelp link 111 Big Apple N.L. team 113 Fielding feats: Abbr. 115 Cable inits. for a cinephile 123456 789 10 11 1213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 272829 3031 32 333435 3637 38 39 4041 424344 4546 47 48 495051 52 5354 55 56 5758 59 6061 6263 64 65 66 676869 70717273 74 7576 7778 7980 8182 83 8485 86 87 8889 90 91 92 93 94959697 98 99 100 101102103 104105106 107108109 110 111112 113114115 116 117 118 119 120 121 IT S ALL R EL ATI VE BY D ANIEL A. F INANSolution on B5The month of February is known as the month of love and endearment bringing us Valentines Day. This means jewelry, owers and chocolates for many. Stores will have you to believe this is the best time to buy jewelry with all the valentine sales, but it is actually the worst month to buy jewelry and owers. Typically January holds the best sales on electronics, cold weather clothing and furniture. But February will still hold a candle to January and offer up last min ute sales on these items as January sales spill into February and as stores are still clearing out the Christmas overstock. Knowing what is on sale will help you with pur chases that you are planning for. Valentines Day items The most obvious this month will be chocolates, decor, baking and more. Dont forget to shop on Feb. 15 for the after-holiday sale and stock up for next year. Many items such as baking items and candy can be used all through the year. Computers You will nd monitors, desktops and laptops on sale in February as the stores make room for the new 2014 models. Grills Since most of the states are deep into winter, grills are not moving well. Take advantage of the huge price drop and get ready now for all your summer outdoor grilling. Electronics If you missed the low prices of January for electron ics, fear not. TVs will see a big drop in price after Super Bowl Sun day. In early January the 2014 International Consumers Electronics Show unveiled new 2014 TV models and more. This means big savings for you as the 2013s will be moving out to make room for newer models. If stores are still holding onto over stock from De cember you may see tablets drop in price. Kitchen appliances Later in February stores will be preparing for Presidents Day sales and this means kitchen appliances will have drastic price reductions. If you have been wanting a new Kitchen Aid mixer or panini maker, this would be a great time to buy. Cold weather items Warm clothes are still a great buy into February. Stores are clearing out winter clothing like boots, jackets, sweaters and more. Take advantage of sales 50 percentplus or more. Consider buying clothing a size or two larger for kids now and be prepared for the next winter snap. Produce Plan you weekly menus around the following freshest produce items like lem ons, bananas, cabbage, oranges, cucumbers, mushrooms, onions, po tatoes and berries. If bigger purchases are not in your plan this month then stick to the basics and save your checkbook for the things that are needed, but if you are planning on buying any of the items listed, February will be the best time of the year to buy. Knowing what is on sale each month will put more money in your checkbook and back into your family budget.Tanya Senseney has more than 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, Senseney is a syndicated columnist and national speaker. She travels the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact her for more in formation at or visit for more information.What to buy in February SAVINGS DIVATanya Senseney DEA R A BBY: After a twoyear relationship ended, I got pregnant on the rebound. I called my ex and told him I was having a baby with another man because I wanted to hurt him. Apparently it worked at least thats what his best friend told me. Now that a few months have passed, I ran into him and all those lov ing feelings I had for him came rushing back. Should I tell him? The father of this baby is a goodfor-nothing deadbeat. He wants to be father-of-theyear without helping me nancially. What should I do about my feelings for my ex, and what should I do about the father of my baby? Cant Decide in New Jersey Dear Cant Decide: It is time for you to grow up and accept responsibility for the situation youre in right now. Your behavior has been immature and irresponsible. The child youre carry ing is going to need someone who can provide for him or her nancially and emotionally. Because you have feelings for your ex, contact him and let him know, but dont count on him wanting to reconcile. Then you should also contact a lawyer about ensuring that Babydaddy lives up to his nancial responsibilities. And in the future, when you decide to have sex with someone, recognize there could be consequences and use birth control. Every time! DEA R A BBY: Recently my mother and I got into an argument on a four-hour road trip. She didnt like my opinions or my an swers, so she kicked my 17-year-old daughter and me out of her vehicle and abandoned us in an unsafe neighborhood two hours from our home. She has done it twice before, and I have yet to hear an apology from her for dumping us on the curb. Luckily, my son was able to come and retrieve us. Most people would have cut her off the rst time she pulled this stunt, but Im a threestrikes-youre-out kind of person. I have given my mother many opportunities to apologize for her behavior, but she refuses to acknowledge her own wrongdoing. I have decided this is the last time this will happen to me. I no longer speak to her and wont allow my daughter to go anywhere with her for fear she will be dumped somewhere unsafe. My other kids ages 21 and 22 say I should get over it. Was cutting her off a reasonable response? Thumbin for a Ride Dear Thumbin: Your mother appears to have a short fuse and poor judgment. Is cutting her off a reasonable response? I think so. Dumping someone in an unsafe neighborhood could get the person killed, something we see all too often in the media. If you ever decide to relent, however, and go anywhere with her, make sure you are the one be hind the wheel because its clear Mama cant be trusted when shes in the drivers seat. DEA R A BBY: My family and I moved to Iowa when I was in high school to be closer to the other side of the family. Because we had lived in California, we didnt interact much with our Iowa family. So now, even though we have been back in Iowa for the last eight years, they still forget our birthdays and dont include us in family get-togethers. How should I deal with this situation? Excluded in the Hawk eye State Dear Excluded: It appears youre being punished for the sins of your parents. (Could there have been some friction with the Iowa relatives that caused the move to California?) All you can do is talk to them and see if you can improve the situation. Consider inviting them to your family get-togethers and you may get a positive response. However, if they are not receptive, then it will be up to you to create a re placement family out of the people you have become close to in your community since your return. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pau line Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box Woman on rebound wants to bounce back into exs court DEAR A BBYJeanne Phillips M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 ELIZABETH KARMELAssociated PressAbout a decade ago I traveled to Italy to take a cooking class. Of the many things I brought home from that trip, none is more cherished than my recipe for Italian jam tart. I learned it from Judy Witts Francini, an Ameri can who teaches cooking classes that capture the simple home cooking of Tuscany. The rst tart we made technically a crostata was lled with g jam, but these simple pastries made from butter, sugar and our really can be lled with anything. This is one of those treasured recipes where the sum is greater than the parts! The list of ingredients is short and basic. For that rst tart I made, the secret was a beautiful jar of homemade g jam scented with lemon zest and almonds. I was incredulous that something so easy to make could taste so good. The crust is so wonderful, a cross between pie dough and a sugar cookie. When I came home, I was obsessed with making the tart. I start by creaming the butter and sugar as if I am making a cake. I like to add orange blossom water to the dough, but you can use vanilla or almond extract. I then whisk together the our and salt, and add it to the butter mixture by hand, mixing just until crumbs form. Dur ing my class in Italy, we reserved some of the dough to make a lattice top, but I simplify and just sprinkle some crumbs of the crust over it. As I learned in Italy, the real secret to the tart is us ing the best quality jam you can nd. I look for jam made with only a bit of sugar, and I prefer g, apricot, cherry, strawberry and raspberry. The thing I love about switching up the jams is that you can add extracts and season ings to match your jams. When I make a g jam tart, I add a touch of car damom to the crust; when I make cherry, I use almond extract instead of orange blossom. You can even make the crust chocolate with the addition of 1/2 cup of cocoa powder. The list of variations goes on and on. For Valentines Day, try making a strawberry jam tart and drizzling it with a little melted chocolate when it comes out of the oven. Its a twist on chocolate-covered strawberries!ITALIAN JAM TARTStart to nish: 1 hour Servings: 6 13 tablespoons (1 stick plus 5 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon orange blossom water or vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose our 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Generous 1/2 cup (about 6.5 ounces) g, apricot, cherry or berry jam Heat the oven to 350 F. Position an oven rack in the center of oven. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer with the whisk attachment to beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until the mixture is very light in col or, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the orange water or extract and blend well. In a medium bowl, whisk together the our and salt. Add the dry in gredients to the butter mixture and mix by hand just until the dough is thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds. Measure out a scant 1/2 cup of the dough and smooth it out on a small plate, then place the plate in the freezer. Meanwhile, press the remaining dough even ly into and up the sides of a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. If the dough is too soft to work with, chill it briey. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Once the tart has chilled, spread the jam evenly in it, starting from the center and leaving a border of about 1/2 inch around the edges. The jam should be thinly spread and not resemble a lled pie. Remove the reserved dough from the freezer and crumble it into small pieces over the jam. Bake for 25 to 30 min utes, or until the topping is a beautiful golden brown. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool completely. Remove the tart from the sides of the pan and cut into wedges. Nutrition information per serving: 470 calories; 220 calories from fat (47 percent of total calories); 25 g fat (16 g saturated; 0.5 g trans fats); 65 mg choles terol; 59 g carbohydrate; 1 g ber; 29 g sugar; 4 g protein; 60 mg sodium.Elizabeth Karmel is a grilling and Southern foods expert and executive chef at Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants in New York and Washington, as well as Hill Country Chicken in New York. She is the author of three cookbooks, including Soaked, Slathered and Seasoned.A simple jam tart for a simple expression of love Did You KNOW? In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. M C Y K


B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014 PLACID L AKES PARTY L INEBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID The town hall is bustling with activities and events this month. This will be a challenge to get all the dates and time slots in or der but before we go to the town hall, the Plac id Lakes Social Circle will have its meeting on Feb. 6 at the Placid Lakes Country Club at 4 p.m. Sioux Hurley, our travel con sultant, will be giving out documents to the signed up members going on the Caribbean cruise March 2-9. She will be taking reservations; there is still time. This is a real-deal for a seven-day cruise. April and May activities will be discussed and voted on. The Hand and Foot Card players will be at it again on Feb. 10 starting at 5 p.m. We can always use more players. Call Joyce at 699-6331 or Bon nie at 465-4888; the more the merrier. Free couponing semi nar will be held on Feb. 16 from 2-4 p.m. by JoLynne. Clip, shop, share. Bring your shoe box, a box of small envelopes, and ev ery coupon you can get your hands on, and learn to save money. There will also be instructions to make your own laundry detergent for almost nothing. Call Bonnie at 465-4888 at town hall with questions. Our annual rummage sale takes place Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is one of those Dont Miss sales; the stuff this year is incredible. Furniture, appliances, electronics, china, some collections, golng equip ment, lamps. Too much to list; dont miss it! The Pioneer group is getting closer to becoming a bona de organization, and were nding junior pioneers, that is descendants of the original residents who built in Placid Lakes and now live in the inherited home. Keep your calls coming in. We need your address, phone number and the year you or your fam ily became Placid Lakes homeowners. There will be a Valentine wedding the 15th right here at the town hall. Meanwhile, the gar den club is busy with spring planning, the Bridge Club two days a week, line-dancing, Crochet Club, china painters, aeromodelers, Bible classes, Canal Group, the Hand and Footers Card Sharks. Busy little place, and meanwhile back at the Duck Dynasty palace, our wood ducks have def initely declared this their hometown, and were lovin it. Theres dozens of them and what a sight to watch. Of course, we have to be discreet with our observation point, as they do not need hearing aids and can detect any noise made and call the troops and move on if disturbed. The whole gang comes up to the feeding station early morning and feast on the ground seed the nches waste. T ANGLEWOODBy Neil SimpsonSEBRING Tastes of Tanglewood was the brainchild of Tanglewood resident Fran Williams, who passed away recently after battling cancer for more than 50 years. Despite her ongoing battle, she continued to plan the luncheon from her bed, involving neighbors and friends. Sponsored by the Tanglewood Cancer Support Group, the Jan. 29 event allowed each of the 114 attendees to sample a selection of appetizers, including three soups before heading to the buffet line for a small serving of each of twenty dishes. This was followed by eight delicious desserts. For just $10, each diner had a phenome nal lunch and took home a cookbook with all of the recipes. Extra copies of the Taste of Tanglewood cookbook will be on sale at Monday Coffees for $5. After lunch, prizes were awarded. Mike and Jennie Head won the 50/50 draw. Marty Brown was award ed the door prize, a beautiful ower arrangement by Cheryl Semmelroth. Jess Anundson took home a Singer sewing machine donated by Zelda Kimm, and Gerri Knight was the highest bidder on the blanket made by Sue Garvey. Finally, 20 amazing baskets were rafed. The Tanglewood Cancer Support Group, now in its third year, invites cancer survivors, ghters, care givers and friends to join them. Meetings are held in the clubhouse at 2:30 on the rst Thursday each month.T RO P ICAL HARBOR E STATESBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID A big red Annett bus pulled out of this park at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 with 59 people on board. It headed for the west coast. They boarded a ship for an eight-day Caribbean cruise. They took this cruise at the right time to get out of the cold weather. I hope they all had a wonderful time. The rst dance of the season was Jan. 25. It was country and western, and it was a big success. When you walk into the club house you saw tables were covered with red tablecloths with country centerpieces that helped to set the theme. Everyone enjoyed the music played by Frank E. and the dancers crowded the oor. The next dance will be Saturday, Feb. 22. The Sunday matinee movie at 3 p.m., Grumpy Old Men, was the rst movie this year. It was a 1993 American romantic comedy. Jack Lemon, Wal ter Matthau and Ann Mar gret kept the people entertained. Cake and coffee is always there for every one to enjoy. About $80 was donated for the NuHope Elder Care Service in this area. Monday morning coffee was set up and hosted by Rick and Brenda Knoche. The cookie assortment was given by Jim TenBroeke in honor of his birthday. Luetta Kiger was the emcee this morning. When Luetta asked for returnees we were glad to welcome back Don and Ruth Ann Walls. Mary sue Willeke lled in for the Sunshine lady and told that Eleanor Rippey had passed away. Please give our sympathy for the family members. Luetta read all the names for the birthday people for the week and three were present Jim Tenbroeke, Jim Quartier and Heather Snoddy. Marilyn Cromer played the piano and we did our best to serenade the birthday people. This is the week ly schedule: Sewing on Monday following the cof fee meeting; Mondays at 3:30 p.m. is choral prac tice; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 and 8:30 a.m. will be Vickie Echelber rys exercises in the clubhouse; Tai Chi classes follow the Tuesday ladies coffee at 10:15 a.m.; Burts Darts at 1 p.m.; Wednesdays as 12:30 p.m. is sewing for Nu-Hope; Thursdays at 10 a.m. is Bible study in the clubhouse, led by Tony Martin with the help of Emily Snider; Sandy Snyder teaches computer classes at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays; for all of the dominoes and card playing, see the schedule in the Tropical Topics. Do you know what Quoits is? Come to 210 Beddington at 10 a.m. Tuesdays to nd out. I think its a sport that you can learn. The Mustangs will be going to the Caddy Shack for their lunch out for the month of February on Feb. 18. Derek Willeke is in charge. The ladies lunch out will be at Michaels at Spring Lake at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18. Doris Dornbach and Mary Dixon are the hostesses. The Red Hats will go out Feb. 20 to the Lake Plac id Moose Lodge for lunch. This will be followed by a trip to and around the Archbold Ranch. Charlotte Charlton held the ladies coffee meeting on Jan. 28. Marilyn Cromer made the coffee. We had a new member this morning, Lena Bowman. Marysue Willeke, our present lady of sunshine, told that Jim Schweiger and Cleadus Rose have had surgery. We have well wishes to sign for them. We are continuing our do nation for the spiritual Str8up Youth Ministry under our mediator, Vickie Echelberry. The Crazy Card Party will be the evening of Feb. 15. The soup and sandwich supper will be Feb. 16, so please buy your ticket in advance. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can not buy. Courtesy photoDick Olszewski shows a plate full of food that he enjoyed at the Tastes of Tanglewood, a fundraiser for the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet.FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Just like eggs, coconuts and avocados, macadamia nuts have gotten a bit of a bad rep over the years due to their high fat content. As we now know, however, all of these foods (eggs, coconuts, avocados and nuts) are very nutritious, and the fat they contain is monounsaturated fat, the kind thats actually benecial to our bodies. But, theres more nutrition in delicious macadamia nuts than just their benecial fat. Lets take a look at why these tasty nuts should not be overlooked! Antioxidants. Maca damia nuts contain avanoids, which are converted within the body to antioxidants. These antioxidants search our bodies for free radicals, which can cause disease, and they destroy them. This reduction of free radicals helps lower our blood pressure, and it protects against cancer and other types of disease. Lower cholester ol. Macadamia nuts are 100% cholesterol free, and eating them can also help your body reduce cholesterol levels. Nutrients. Macadamia nuts are high in iron, Vitamin A, niacin, ribo avin, protein and thiamine. There are also small amounts of potassium, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and selenium. So, how do you best enjoy macadamia nuts, since we Paleoistas dont eat our macadamia nuts in white chocolate mac adamia nut cookies? Enjoy them in small por tions as a mid-day snack or tossed onto salads. We also enjoy macadamia nut oil. With its high content of monounsaturated fat and high smoke point, macadamia nut oil is be coming a new favorite oil of Paleoistas and chefs all over the world. You can substitute macadamia nut oil for vegetable oil in baking and for olive oil or cano la oil when sauting.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save signicant money with the Dinner Divas menus, recipes and shopping lists at nuts: one of natures snacks DINNER DIVALeanne Ely The news is just a click away! N EWS -S UN M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 SLAPONSTREETELNORTE CASINOSHERPALOUSIER RIPSAWWEASELSCATTER ICENAYGREEKSKNEADS BALDYOKUMTEXACO ELLEJUANNEOGENEESE GLOBSRUDYARDAXED AMBROSEFORGOSKETCHY TREELETEASEUPENTERS NEWELCREMELIBYANS ODIHALSLANASAD THEMAGIBATESSLIGO OCCUPYSNOOZEESTEVEZ BEHEADSGRIERCHINESE IREDEASTENDBOERS TADWARTHOGARALETNA NADINEENACTSHOT ABSORBSHIELDHEMEMO STANDONEDWOODRETTON KENNEDYALEGUPENCORE ANTONYMTENETSDUMPED CROSSWORD SOLUTION Courtesy photoRotary President Hugh Skip Dent presents South Florida State College student Michelle Hunter a $1,000 scholarships. With Michelle is her mother, Lorraine Hutchins. Hunter, a 2013 Lake Placid High School graduate, received the scholarship from the Rotary Club of Lake Placid. She plans to graduate, with a bachelors degree, as a nurse practitioner or physicians assistant. After a stellar LPHS career, where she was an award winning student and athlete, she has made the Presidents Honor Roll at SFSC. The Rotary Club awards several scholarships annually to deserving graduates. The club also annually sponsors delegates to Rotary Seminar for Tomorrows Leaders (S4TL), a powerful leadership training for high school students, which Hunter attended.Hunter earns $1,000 scholarship from Rotary M C Y K


B6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GFWC Womans ClubSEBRING The Jan. 13 GFWC Womans Club meeting featured the Community Service Pub lic Affairs program cochaired by Tina Macag none and Nancy Place. The meeting began with a delicious covered dish luncheon. Then Macagnone introduced the guest speaker, Woodraun Wright, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County. Wright spoke about the various programs offered by his staff to assist the children with their school work, the impor tance of feeding the children, to promote manners and self-esteem, to say no to drugs, and to talk about and report sexual acts on minors. President Phyllis Sum mers presented a monetary donation to Wright and then she conducted the business portion of the meeting. Marge Bynum, Mem bership chairwoman, welcomed two new members, Beverly SmithFord and Helen McElory. The next meeting will be Feb. 10.Lake Placid Noon Rotary ClubLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club was graced with the presence of three clowns at the Jan. 30 meeting where they presented To bys Clowns Foundation with a check for $100. Proceeds were raised during the World Famous Wild Game dinner event, which will be held on Dec. 6 this year. Nicholas Reed (Sad Sack) is a tramp clown. The tramp clown is tru ly a North America creation that was founded in 1874. The Tramp Clown type believes himself to be a victim of cir cumstances and that the world owes him a living. This character is truly down and out and often feels that his condition is caused by others. His expression is a sad one, the attitude is woe is me, and he likes noth ing better than for folks to feel sorry for him. He will do just about any thing to avoid work and actually expects others to take care of him. Wherev er he goes, his luck is always bad, nothing seems to go right, and his misery causes folks to avoid him, making him pretty much a loner. He is not the clown character you will see running around acting zany and cracking jokes. Reminder you of anyone that you know? Caitrina Monaco (Sim plicity) is a Hobo Clown type and she is living the lifestyle of her choosing. She is a vagabond with a devil-may-care attitude, content with a carefree life on the road and satised with whatever personal possessions she may have. The Hobo may be down but she certainly is not out. The Hobo Clown type has a happy look about her. In exchange for assistance he is willing to work but dont expect her to seek full-time employment because she is always on the move, looking for the next town and the next adventure. Tramps and Hobos wear similar costumes the main difference is that the Tramps clothing will appear more dirty and tattered than Ho bos. The Hobo, after all, has a bit more pride and wants to make as good an impression as possible in order to acquire the next temporary job. The Tramp isnt trying make an impression on any one! There are numerous fa mous hobo and tramp clowns such as W.C. Fields and Charlie Chaplin. The Hobo Clown used to ride the railroads and they would look for signs on peoples fences to see if they were welcome there or not. Some patches meant that they could work for food, some meant that they would make you something for dinner other patches meant that you were not welcome there.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID TOPS FL 632 meets every Monday at the Womens Club House on Main Street in Lake Placid. Weigh in is 3-3:45 p.m. and the meeting starts at 4. At the last meeting, Elaine Orr gave a program on Keeping Healthy and she read a poem on Planting Our Garden. The club had another net loss for the week with the best losers being Susan Caldwell and Linda Pollard. Barba ra Huff was honored for achieving her fth year as a KOPS. That means she had reached her goal and kept it off in all that time. The Dont Spill The Beans contest is go ing well with lots of winners, actually losers. Also, the Alphabet Contest had Susan Caldwell winning on Team I, Betty Sny der Team II, Mary Jo Finn for Team III and for the KOPS, Jean Trahan. The letter for next week is P. The No-No this week is any kind of chip. The Yes-Yess are oranges and eggs. The club member ship consists of carrying, supportive and helpful friends who are willing to pick you up if you fall or slip and cheer you on when you win. Monday there were 34 members weigh in with a gain of 4.50 pounds and a loss of 36.25 pounds, which gave another loss of 31.75 pounds. Mary Andersons contest, Dont Spill The Beans, helps. The Red Bean Team or the White Bean Team dont want to lose. Well they want to lose weight and that is the way they will win. Betty Turpan won the elusive trav el prize for losing four weeks in a row. The Yess this week are bananas and peas and the No No is chocolate. Carolyn Mead, Debbie Ludington, Anna Har rington and Judy OBoyle won for their teams in the Alphabet contest. Next week the letter is Q. Leader Judy OBoyle reminded everyone that Its not the minutes we spend at the table that matters, it is the seconds.Sebring Elks 1529SEBRING Sebring Elks 1529 is proud to announce through the tips received at the bi-weekly Charity Bingo, the group was able to present a check for $564.50 to the Hansen Center. This home center is part of the Childrens Home Society of Florida and is located in Sebring. The Childrens Home So ciety is a symbol of hope for abused, neglected and abandoned children, and for families wanting to grow and thrive. The Hansen House provides a stable, loving, and sup portive home for teenage girls who have no other place to live. These girls have suffered abuse or neglect and have emotional and behavioral problems. They attend public school and have the ability to earn outside activities and other special privileges. Anyone wishing to donate more money and or time, call 382-0007.SNAPSHOTS MEETING N OTES Courtesy photoSebring Elks 1529 held a fashion show on Jan. 25 attended by more than 160 people. The Activities Committee sends a thank you to all the businesses and corporations who furnished the fashions and contributed door prizes. All net proceeds will go The Sebring Elks 1529 Scholarship Trust Fund at South Florida State College. Shown are Elks member/models Raylene McLeod and Dan Negro, representing GB Formal Wear.Sebring Elks hold fashion showTristan BasultoFelix Basulto and Kirsten Stewart of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Tristan Marley Basulto at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Tristan weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Shawn Stewart and Brandi Layport. Paternal grandfather is George Basulto.Aubrey ZahnJoshua Zahn and Shannon Gibbs of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Nichole Zahn, at 9:48 a.m. on Feb. 2, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Aubrey weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lorri Anne Barnett and Edward Barnett, and Ray mond and Shiela Gibbs. Paternal grandparents are David and Anita Zahn.CELEBRATIONS BI RT H ANNO U NCE M ENTS Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Jan. 30, the diners were pleasantly surprised with the beautifully decorated dining room, the delicious spaghetti dinner, the Italian music and the Italian waiter, Giuseppe, played by Gene Gangemi. The desserts were made by the club members and the delicious variety made it a difcult choice for the diners. Co-chairwomen Vicki Porter and Bonnie Wiltgen credited their committee with making the din ner a successful fundraiser. They send a big thanks to the public for purchasing tickets and the continued support of the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring.Sebring Womans Club hosts successful Italian Dinner night Courtesy photoJohnell West thanks Gene Gangemi for his participation as the Italian waiter, Giuseppe, at the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring Italian dinner. Courtesy photoThe Fabulous Lake Placid Elks Las Vegas Casino Night is coming Saturday, March 8 at the Elks Lodge. Poker games like Black Jack, Texas Holdem, Poker, along with several tables of Craps and horse races will be offered. More than 100 prizes to win and a Chinese auction. This event is open to the public. Advance tickets are available at the Lake Placid Elks bar, or contact Ruth LaGrow at 465-4791. Admission is $10 per person, which includes $10 in tickets, then cash your tickets in at the end of the night for prizes.Lake Placid Elks Casino Night set for March 8 M C Y K


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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Salvation Army recently received more than $10,000 from the Lake Placid community. Funds were collected during four days of bell ringing in the streets and storefronts all over Lake Placid. Organized by the Ro tary Club of Lake Placid, bell ringing has beneted the area for more than 30 years. Keith Ashby, of the Par adise Village Mens Club, was recently recognized as a 27-year bell ringing veteran. Several organizations, including the Lake Placid High School Inter act Club, assist the Rotary Club and The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Armys doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its ar ticles of faith emphasize Gods saving purposes. Its objects are the advancement of the Christian religion of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects benecial to society or the community of mankind as a whole. According to Corps Ofcer Major Bruce Stefanik all the funds collected in Highlands County are used in Highlands County. Stefanik and his wife, Vicki, are 28-year Salvation Army ofcers. For more information, Major Stefanik may be reached at 381-1118. The Rotary Club of Lake Placid meets at Platters Restaurant in Lake Placid.LP Rotarians donate to The Salvation Army Courtesy photoParadise Village Mens Club bell ringers Ken Raub, Keith Ashby and Vince Ryan. Ashby has been ringing bells for The Salvation Army for 27 years now. Courtesy photoSalvation Army Ofcers Vicki and Bruce Stefanik accept a $10,000 check from Rotarian Norm Church.Red Hatters meet for Bunco, lunchSEBRING The monthly Red Hatters Bunco and Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at The Caddy Shack Restaurant (across from Harder Hall, Sebring). Lunch is from the menu and there is a $2 donation to play Bunco with monies going for the prize monies. Guests need not know how to play and all Red Hatters are welcome. Any questions, call 382-9882. American Legion Post 25 plans car show LAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 will sponsor an antique/Cor vettes car show on Saturday. Registration is from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Fee is $5. Many prizes; food available. For details and questions call 4650975.Ballroom Dancers host Fancy Pants BallLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will host a Fancy Pants Ball from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Hall. Coming from Tampa, professional DJs Mike and Peg Johnston will be presenting the best in ballroom music including rumba, foxtrot, waltz, tango, and more. There will be the following menu available at the bar starting at 4:30 p.m.: chili, cream of broccoli soup (all homemade), hot dogs, jalapeo cheese-stuffed pretzels, and personal pepperoni pizza. There will be a free dance lesson in the lounge from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This month is the Greek Never on Sunday dance. At intermission, the Valentine Barbershop Quartet with Mac Brown will entertain the crowd. The Elks Hall is east on County Road 621 off U.S. 27 behind Winn-Dixie.DeMolay plan rummage saleLAKE PLACID Lake Placid DeMolay will be sharing their rummage sale with the Lake Placid High School Varsity Cheerleaders and the Lake Placid High School Band Boosters Association. The Lake Placid High School Drumline will also be at the rummage sale to perform some of their favorite cadences. In addition, the Lake Placid DeMo lay Chapter will be sponsoring a coffee and desert table at their rummage sale to benet Str8Up a non-prot Christian Ministry Youth Group in Lake Placid Florida. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Placid Masonic Lodge, 102 N. Main Ave. (across the street from the Highlands County Health Department).AMVETS host karaokeSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with BilDi from 6-9 p.m. Satur day. Pizza will be available. Sebring Village hosts dance SEBRING Sebring Village will host a dance featuring Two Smooth Duo from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday in the clubhouse, one mile behind Walmart off Schumacher Road. Cost is $5 per person. Bring your own beverage; ice is provided. For tickets call 386-0045 or 273-0875.Church youth help build orphanageLAKE PLACID Students at First Presbyterian Church will help build a Christian orphanage in Guatemala this spring. A portion of the sales from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Wendys Restaurant in Lake Placid will go to help this project. The FPC student band, face painting, and prizes.Garden Club plans fashion showLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Gar den Clubs Annual Scholarship Fund presents Colors Of Our Life fashion show and luncheon on Saturday at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661, 200 County Road 621 East. Doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Tickets are $25. Models will represent Amber Luise, Bon Worth, Chic Chick Boutique, Dress Barn, Lake Placid Feed and Western Wear and Sues Cubby Hole Boutique. There will be an opportunity table, door prizes and entertainment. Call 465-5425 for tickets.WAVES 88 plan yard saleSEBRING A yard sale will be held at the home of Teddy Quinton, near the Red Beach Restaurant, on Saturday. Extra tables and trash-to-treasures are needed along with gently previously used items. All proceeds will go to support the activities of the WAVES outreach programs. Contact Elizabeth Waddell for additional information at 414-1354. Directions to the yard sale: from U.S. 27, turn onto U.S. 98 East, turn right at S.R. 17, in front of the Red Beach Restaurant. Turn left at the rst driveway. The yard sale is at the rst house on the left.SNAPSHOTS COMING EVE NTSLOS ANGELES Post Super Bowl XLVIII, its clear Universal Pictures has something in common with victors the Seattle Seahawks a clean sweep. Ride Along remains the No. 1 lm for the third week in a row. Clutching the top slot at the box ofce with $12 million, was the Kevin Hart and Ice Cube buddy cop comedy, according to nal numbers on Monday. Disneys Frozen, now in its 11th week at the box ofce, slid in second place with $8.9 million. The stu dio rereleased a singalong version of the lm, as the movies soundtrack remains No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Frozen singalong shows added $2.2 million to the lms weekend total. In their rst weekend at the box ofce, romantic comedy That Awkward Moment, managed to come in third with $8.7 million despite lackluster reviews, while Paramounts drama Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, just made it into the top 10 at No. 7 with $5.1 million. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian the aters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, aver age receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are: 1. Ride Along, Univer sal, $12,035,720, 2,866 locations, $4,199 average, $92,698,470, 3 weeks. 2. Frozen, Disney, $8,933,513, 2,754 locations, $3,244 average, $359,635,842, 11 week. 3. That Awkward Moment, Focus Features, $8,742,109, 2,809 locations, $3,112 average, $8,742,109, 1 week. 4. The Nut Job, Open Road, $7,278,450, 3,472 locations, $2,096 average, $49,911,445, 3 weeks. 5. Lone Survivor, Universal, $7,096,330, 3,285 locations, $2,160 average, $104,789,886, 6 weeks. 6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Paramount, $5,310,447, 2,907 locations, $1,827 average, $38,878,417, 3 weeks. 7. Labor Day, Paramount, $5,175,282, 2,584 locations, $2,003 average, $5,175,282, 1 week. 8. American Hustle, Sony, $4,160,234, 2,216 locations, $1,877 average, $133,481,413, 8 weeks. 9. I, Frankenstein, Li onsgate, $3,754,423, 2,753 locations, $1,364 average, $14,724,493, 2 weeks. 10. The Wolf Of Wall Street, Paramount, $3,400,780, 1,607 locations, $2,116 average, $103,927,541, 6 weeks. 11. August: Osage County, The Weinstein Company, $2,952,698, 2,319 locations, $1,273 average, $31,580,844, 6 weeks. 12. Gravity, Warner Bros., $2,063,212, 1,132 lo cations, $1,823 average, $264,030,558, 18 weeks. 13. Years A Slave, Fox Searchlight, $1,442,164, 1,172 loca tions, $1,231 average, $45,850,559, 16 weeks. 14. Dallas Buyers Club, Focus Features, $1,363,086, 1,052 locations, $1,296 average, $22,542,486, 14 weeks. 15. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Warner Bros., $1,235,102, 933 locations, $1,324 average, $254,264,916, 8 weeks. 16. Her, Warner Bros., $1,189,397, 803 locations, $1,481 average, $21,236,913, 7 weeks. 17. Nebraska, Para mount, $1,142,673, 875 locations, $1,306 average, $13,659,571, 12 weeks. 18. Saving Mr. Banks, Disney, $1,069,136, 1,075 locations, $995 average, $81,042,113, 8 weeks. 19. Devils Due, 20th Century Fox, $1,034,167, 1,290 locations, $802 aver age, $14,790,035, 3 weeks. 20. Philomena, The Weinstein Company, $965,107, 567 locations, $1,702 average, $27,380,353, 11 week.s___Movies: Ride Along No. 1; Frozen gets boost Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 SANDY COHENAssociated PressLOS ANGELES Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who rst sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last March. A father of three with a thriving career, the Oscar winner died Sunday with a needle in his arm and baggies of what appeared to be heroin nearby. New York City medical exam iners were conducting an autopsy on Hoffmans body Monday as investigators scrutinize evidence found in his apartment. His death, which came after a long period of sobriety that ended last year, epitomizes the trage dy of drug addiction in our society, said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Here you have an extraordinarily talented actor who had the resources, who had been in treatment, who obviously realized the problem of drugs and had been able to stay clean, she said, adding that Hoffmans case shows how devastating addiction can be. Success has no more bearing on drug addiction than it does on heart fail ure, doctors say: Both can be fatal without consistent care. And while rehab may be part of treatment, its no antidote. Amy Wine house and Cory Monteith had both been to rehab before eventually dying from overdoses. Addiction is a chronic, progressive illness. No one can be cured, said Dr. Akikur Reza Mohammad, a psychiatrist and addic tion-medicine specialist who works as a professor at USCs Keck School of Medicine and is founding chief of Inspire Malibu Treatment Center. If someone is suffering from addiction, they cannot relax at any time. The brain neurochemistry changes... so these people are prone to relapse. The younger a person begins using drugs, the more likely he is to devel op an addiction, Volkow said. Hoffman wasnt specic about his poisons when he told CBS Minutes in 2006 that he used anything I could get my hands on before cleaning up with rehab at age 22. He said in interviews last year that he sought treatment for heroin ad diction after 23 years of sobriety. Addiction causes chemical changes in the brain that remain long after a person stops using the substance, said Volkow, who described the condition as a chronic disease with a very long duration. Abstinence or substitute medication is often required to prevent the addict from losing control around his desired substance. And just as someone who hasnt ridden a bike for 20 years will still know what to do with a bicycle, an addicted brain exposed to its drug even after a long break will relapse to its old levels. Studies have replicat ed this in animals, Volkow said: Give them a tiny amount and they immediately escalate to same levels of drug taking as before which is why addiction is considered a chronic disease and over dose is common. Hoffmans is a story that unfortunately is not infrequent. she said, to have an individual who takes drugs in 20s and stops for 20 years relapse in 40s and overdose. Its not clear what mo tivated the actors return to drugs and what, if any, ongoing treatment he received after his rehab stint in 2013. Director Anton Corbijn, who was with Hoffman at the Sundance Film Festival last month to promote the lm A Most Wanted Man, said Hoffmans death came as much as a shock to me as to anyone else Id imagine. He said that when he spent time with the actor two weeks ago, he seemed in a good place despite some issues he had to deal with, but Corbijn did not elaborate. Hoffman spoke to The Associated Press about the lm at the festival, where he was dogged by paparazzi but otherwise calm. The ac tor, who could transform so convincingly into such varied characters on stage and screen, was generally a private person something he said went with the job. If they start watching me (in roles) and thinking about the fact that I got a divorce or something in my real life, or these things, I dont think Im doing my job, he said in the Minutes inter view. You dont want people to know everything about your personal life, or theyre gonna project that also on the work you do. Because addiction has a genetic predisposition, celebrities are as likely as anyone else to suffer, though working in a eld that may be more tolerant of drug use can increase a persons chances. Addiction does not dis criminate, the same way high blood pressure and diabetes do not discriminate, Mohammad said, adding that 100 people die in the U.S. each day from drug overdoses. Those numbers are increasingly fueled by prescription painkillers, which tend to be opiates, like heroin. Recovery from drug addiction is possible with treatment, lifestyle changes and awareness, doctors say. They may recommend inpatient rehabilitation for up to six months, followed by ongoing therapy and self-help meetings, such as those offered by 12-step programs. While intensity and type of treatment vary according to individual needs, Volkow said continuous treatment over ve years has yield ed the best results in studies so far. Continuity of care improves outcomes for individuals who are addicted to drugs, she said, adding that it can be a graded approach that changes with time. But you need continued awareness of the possibility of relapse. No matter how long youve been clean, if you take the drug, youre at high, high risk of relapse.Follow AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen at www. .Hoffman among thousands of addiction victimsDoctor: Philip Seymour Hoffmans death epitomizes the tragedy of drug addiction MCTPhillip Seymore Hoffman, shown here with his Best Actor Academy Award for Capote, died Sunday of a drug overdose. Addiction is a chronic, progressive illness. No one can be cured.Dr. Akikur Reza Muhammad addiction specialist MARK KENNEDYAP Drama WriterNEW YORK Super Bowl week turned into mostly a super bust for Broadway. Data from The Broad way League shows box ofce grosses declined $2.4 million and ticket buyers fell by more than 15,000 for the week ending Sunday, despite the inux of thousands of tourists descending on the New York City area for the big game. The week ending Sunday brought in $16,714,694 and 183,092 in attendance, the League said Monday. The week before, the League reported a haul of $19,122,428 for its 26 shows, with 198,773 in attendance. Most shows took a hit in both revenue and ticket buyers, and even the stalwarts on Broadway fell: Wicked tumbled $195,674 from the previous week, and The Lion King lost $315,444. Both lost more than 1,000 patrons, too. One bright spot was the Mark Rylance-led Shakespeares Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which grossed $907,000, a new one-week record for the Belasco Theatre. Broadway producers tried to grab the attention of football fans crowding Times Square with a twofor-one ticket promotion and outdoor performanc es on a makeshift stage on Broadway of such shows as Pippin, Newsies, Motown the Musical, Rocky, Mamma Mia! and Chicago. The casts of Jersey Boys and Rock of Ages played outside MetLife Stadium in the hours before the game. Many Broadway shows altered their show sched ules to take advantage of the crowds but the League complained that people may have been under the impression that shows were shuttered.Super Bowl turns into a bust for Broadway M C Y K


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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 B Y MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP,FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP is the Plaintiff,and ANTHON Y 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,CLER K 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 parIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.12-1026-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. VICTORIA L.SPARKS,individually,CHERYL F. SPARKS,individually,and GOLF HAMMOCK OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.,a Florida corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Second Amended Verified Compalint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on September 3,2013,the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,as described in the attached Exhibit ``A'' at a Public Sale,to the highest bidder,for cash,at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on February 26,2014,at 11:00 a.m.: EXHIBIT ``A'' The North 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4,less 25 feet off the North side for Road right-of-way and less 25 feet off the East side for Road right-of-way,in Section 24,Township 35 South,Range 29 East, Highlands County,Florida. Address:135 Ranchero Drive,Sebring,Florida 33876 Real Property Tax ID Number: C-24-35-29-A00-003H-0000 -andLot 17,GOLF HAMMOCK,UNIT 1,according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 30,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. Address:4210 Bogey Blvd,Sebring,Florida 33872 Real Property Tax ID Number: C-34-34-28-010-0000-0170 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k February 5,12,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.2013-CA-000039-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CHERYL L.SPARKS,an individual, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHERYL L. SPARKS,an individual,UNKNOWN TENANT, ADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM/BELT,INC. d/b/a FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND DIVISION,a Florida non-profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Compalint'' (the "Final Judgment''),entered in the above-styled action on October 8,2013,the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,as described in the attached Exhibit ``A'' at a Public Sale,to the highest bidder,for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,on February 26,2014,at 11:00 a.m.: EXHIBIT ``A'' A portion of Lots 6 and 7,Block M,Lake Jackson Boulevard Subdivision,according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 63,of DeSoto County,Florida (of which Highlands County was formerly a part),and Transcript Book Page 10,of the Public records of Highlands County,Florida,being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the most Northerly corner of Lot 7,Block M,of the aforementioned Lake Jackson Boulevard Subdivision; thence run South 43 degrees 57'27'' East along the Northeasterly line of said Lot 7,Block M,for a distance of 233.60 feet for the Point of beginning; thence continue South 43 degrees 57'27'' East along said line for a distance of 150.02 feet to a point on the present right-of-way line of Lakeview Drive; thence run South 45 degrees 10'39'' West along the Northwesterly right-of-way line of Lakeview Drive for a distance of 150.29 feet; thence run North 44 degrees 59'16'' West for a distance of 150.00 feet; thence run North 45 degrees 10'29'' east for a distance of 152.99 feet to the Point of Beginning. This conveyance does not include any rights or interest to any property on the lake side of Lakeview Drive. AND That portion of Lot 15,lying Southeasterly of Lakeview Drive,Lake Jackson Cove,according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6,Page 22,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. Address:3530 and 3531 Lakeview Drive, Sebring,FL 33870. Real Property Tax ID Numbers: S-23-34-28-020-00M0-0061; S-24-28-040-0000-0150 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk February 5,12,2014 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 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'', 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. ALL 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 Attorney for Personal Representative MICHAEL M.DISLER,Esquire 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 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 SAID LOTS 11 AND 12 TO A POINT ON THE 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 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 EAST HALF (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 YOU 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 5,2014 1050LegalsIN 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 1050Legals 1000 Announcements 10B | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000200 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC., Plaintiff, vs. A LEX CAZO,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 08,2014 and entered in Case No.28-2012-CA-000200 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein SUN-TRUST MORTGAGE,INC.,is the Plaintiff and ALEX CAZO; HELGA ESTHER CAZO; JACK M.CLARK,II; JOY CLARK; CITY OF SEBRING; TENANT #1 N/K/A JONATHAN PATTON; and TENANT #3 N/K/A ROBIN HALL 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 A M,on the 12th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11 AND THE EASTERLY 10 FEET OF LOT 10,IN BLOCK 57,OF SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1,PAGE 7,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,AND IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 1 1/2,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY,FLORIDA,OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART.THE EASTERLY 10 FEET OF SAID LOT 10,IN BLOCK 57,ALSO DESCRIBED AS BEING A STRIP OF LAND 10 FEET WIDE AND 150 FEET DEEP,LYING WEST OF,ADJACENT A ND CONTIGUOUS TO LOT 11,IN BLOCK 57,OF SAID SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING. A/K/A 234 ROSE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870 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 8,2014. 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 F11029013 IBM-LENDER-SPECFNMA-R-ataranoff-Team 2-F11029013 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn 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 & A ssociates,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) -800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. January 24,31,2014 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. A SSET-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. A SSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-14 is the Plaintiff and JEFFREY P. STANLEY A/K/A JEFF P.STANLEY; ANY AND A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE,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 A ct,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & A ssociates,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 ticipate 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 1050LegalsDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894 w Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | 11B


1977 FORD Pickup, 351 Windsor Engine, Automatic, & Pwr steering. May consider trade. Will Sacrifice at $3650. 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 TransportationEZ GORuns good. New Charge r w/Trailer. $1800. Call Fred 1-937-541-3074 Sebring. 8500Golf Carts2003 5THWHEEL DUTCHMEN 35', 55 park /Frostproof 3 slides, A/C, Sunken livingroom, storage, nice lot, Lg driveway/patio, fiberglass insulated awning over patio (12'X24'). Must see, $13,000, 863-635-5436 8400RecreationalVehiclesPOOL TABLEMizerak. Great condition with Balls, Triangle and Cue Stick. $350. Call 727-744-0767 8350Sporting Goods 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 & SuppliesWANTED: GOOD,Used, Hand held wood carving tools, and Jewelers magnifying Head Band. 863-465-0978 7340Wanted to Buy 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 3816 Dauphine St. ( behind Wal Mart ) Thur-Fir-Sat, Feb. 6-7-8, 8am-3pm. Furniture, Tools, Men's & Woman's Fasions, Jewelry, Clothes, Shoes and Bags. SEBRING MULTIFAMILY WAREHOUSE FULL! Sat.2/8, 8am-5pm. 110 Commercial Pl. Clothes, Elect, Home /Office Furn, Toys-Exercise. equip, Fishing Gear, Const./Tools LOTS of stuff! SEBRING FRI.SAT. 8 ?. 312 Swift Ave. off Hammock Rd. Huge Yard Sale! Lots of Furniture & misc. items! SEBRING FRANCISII MHP ANNUAL SALE, 2800 Real McCoy Dr. at Clubhouse. Sat, Feb 8th, 8am-1pm. Crafts, Misc. Household, Bake Sale, Raffle. Snack Bar also available. SEBRING -FLEA MARKET Woody's RV Resort Club House, US 27 South, Saturday, February 8, 8am-1pm. SEBRING -Braswell Heritage Estates MHP Annual Park Sale on DeSoto Rd., Fri. Feb 7th, 8AM 1PM. Bake goods, Crafts and Many Treasures! Lunch is available. SEBRING *DOUBLEYARD SALE* 3440 & 3560 Cindys Lane, Fri & Sat, Feb 7 & 8, 8am to 3pm. Lots of Household items, Books, Clothes, Clothes dryer & '92 Ford Tauras. Too Much To List! SEBRING *YARD SALE *HIGHLAND OAKS RV RESORT* Sat. Feb. 8th, 2014 8am-2pm, 7001 OLD PLANTATION AVE. SEBRING *HUGE SALE 4464 Alcantarra Ave., Fri & Sat, Feb 7 & 8, 7am to 3pm. Furniture, Clothes, Electronics, Lots of Household Items & Tools. Too Much To List! 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. SEBRING 1012 Thurston Ave., Thu Fri & Sat, Feb 6 7 & 8. ( Off Kenilworth Blvd. on the way to Airport, behind the Sebring High School) Must See. Too Much To List! LAKE PLACID LAKE JUNE HILLS YARD SALE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 7:30 TO NOON. 304 LAKE JUNE DRIVE CLUBHOUSE. 90+ FAMILIES AVON PARKSAT. FEB. 8, 8am, 182 Hillcrest Dr., River Greens Gol f Course area. Tools, household, misc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LAKE PLACIDMOVING SALE, everything must go! Sat. Feb. 8, 8am-2pm, 669 Lake August Dr. Furniture, antique records, lots of housewares & clothing. AVON PARKClothes, stamps, ink pads, dishes, lots of nice items. Feb. 6 & 7, 3015 Lowell Road. AVON PARK* BIG SALE 318 Tulane Circle, Fri. thru Sun. Feb. 7, 8 & 9, 8am ?. Nice 10 Gun Cabinet, Lots of Misc. TOO MUCH TO LIST!! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SONY WALKMANAM / FM Radio with Headphones. $10. 863-655-0342 GOLF CLUBS,full set of mens clubs w/headcovers & bag w/stand, all good cond., used few times, $75 all, 863-453-7027. GOLF CLUBSladies full set w/headcovers & bag w/stand, used few times, good cond., $75 all, 863-453-7027. GOLF CLUBS( Full Set) With BAG & CLUB COVERS. Bag has stand. Very good condition. All used a few times. $75. 863-453-7027 GOLF CARTTIRE (1) NEW $35. 863-453-4234 GE REFRIGERATOR almond color, $50. 863-257-1174 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER SOLID OAK, 8 FT X 18'', $100. 863-257-1174 BOOKS WESTERNSbox of 80 for $40.00. Call 863-385-1563 BOOKS LOUISL'amour box of 80 paperbacks for $45.00. Call 863-385-1563 AIR COMPRESSORDUAL TANK Also works for Nail Guns, ETC. 863-453-4234 4 FT.CHEST FREEZER $50 863-257-1174 7310Bargain BuysSHED SMITHBILT,8 x 8', shelves. 1 yr. old. Cream & tan color. You move. $950. 217-412-8989 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 SEBRING 3/2,2 car garage. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, W/D. Lawn maintenance. $875/mo. 1st/last/deposit. No Smokers. Credit/Ref. Checks. 863-443-1503 SEBRING *Woodlawn Elementary* Area 3BR, 1BA, Refurbished, Fenced in yard, New A/C/Heat, New paint. Section 8 approved. $200.00 Walmart Gift Card!! 863-646-2330 6300Unfurnished Houses RELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. SEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. 3106 Miracle Way. $595/mo. 863-446-1822 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSPRING LAKE2BR/2BA/ Central Air/Heat, Washer Dryer Hook Up, Dishwasher, Fridge w/ice maker, Range & Cable incl. in rent. 863-381-8069. 6050Duplexes for RentAVON 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 MOBILE HOME12 x 56, 2br./1ba. Furnished. In good cond. W/screen room, carport, covered porch & 8 x 12 shed, in 55+ Park in Sebring. Phone 520-518-1927 AVON PARK55+ 1BR, Bonus Rm, laminate floors, C/H/A, Partially furnished w/ carport, covered patio & shed. On private lake, Great for boating & fishing. $5000. 863-221-2447 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialEXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER, Fast Pace Industrial Cleaning. Flexible schedule. Starting at minimum wage. Contact Mary 863-465-2197 EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: 863-385-9100 A CHRISTIANPRESCHOOL is looking for an experienced fun loving teacher. Please call 863-402-2408 for more information. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements Notice is hereby given that Downtown Mini Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195 S.Railroad Ave.,Avon Park,Florida 33825 at 1:00 P.M.Saturday 15th February 2014 to the highest bidder. Items held for Mitchell Everage,2 bags golf clubs,sleeper sofa,coffee table,end table, foyer table,nightstand,curio cabinet, dresser,mirror,boxes of unknown contents. Items held for Melanie C.Hamilton,tv,washing machine,microwave,cooler,coffee table,stereo tower,2 thermos,bed,pots, clothing,boxes and bags of unknown contents. Items held for Juanita Richards,sewing machine,chest freezer,washer,boxes & bags of unknown contents. February 5,12,2014 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 January 29; February 5,2014 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 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000331 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK,NA, Plaintiff(s), vs. EMILYE R.STONEROOK,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 18,2013,and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000331 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank,NA,is the Plaintiff and Emilye R.Stonerook,Tenant #1,Tenant #2,The Unknown Spouse of Emilye R.Stonerook,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870,Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 4th day of March, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 10,OF CRESCENT HEIGHTS,A SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 2,3 AND 4,BLOCK 32,IN TOWN OF AVON PARK,SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 14,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; SAID LOTS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 411 W STATE ST AVON PARK FL 33825-3722 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 in Highlands County,Florida this 23rd day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 NR-002102F01 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. February 5,12,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No:FC 13-286-FCS THELMA D.PARKER, Petitioner and HENRY G.PARKER, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO:HENRY G.PARKER 1013 Locuse Dr Apt.C,Conyers,Georgia 30012 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Thelma D.Parker in C/O Laurence A.Steel,whose address is 18 NW 3rd Avenue,Ocala,Florida 34475 on or before March 5,2014,and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter.If you fail to do so,a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: none.Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders,are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office.You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address.(You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office.WARNING:Rule 12.285,Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information.Failure to comply can result in sanctions,including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED:January 16,2014 ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Cyndi Dassinger Deputy Clerk January 22,29; February 5,12,2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENT TO ADOPT RESOLUTION Please take notice that a public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m.on the 18th day of February,2014,at the City Council Chambers,368 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870.Resolution No. 2014-03 will be presented to the City Council for adoption.A copy of the proposed Resolution can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk.Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Resolution.The proposed Resolution is entitled as follows: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA DISSOLVING THE HARDER HALL REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT,TERMINATING THE HARDER HALL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes,as amended,the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings,he will need a record of the proceeding and that,for such purpose,he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. THE CITY OF SEBRING DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S DISABILITY STATUS.THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE CITY'S FUNCTIONS,INCLUDING ONE'S ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION IN,EMPLOYMENT OF,OR TREATMENT IN,IT'S PROGRAMS AND/OR ACTIVITIES.IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT,PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT KATHY HALEY,CITY CLERK,AT 368 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA 33870,TELEPHONE (863) 471-5100,NOT LATER THAN TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.IF HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL THE CLERK THROUGH FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE:(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770,VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. This notice shall be published on February 5,2014. /s/ Kathy Haley Kathy Haley,City Clerk Robert S.Swaine Swaine & Harris,P.A. 425 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,FL 33870 City Attorney February 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-35 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF CHARLES L.SINAY,SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES L.SINAY,SR.,deceased,whose date of death was December 11,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for 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 February 5,2014. Personal Representative: JoAnn Ruth Sinay 10945 SW 90th Avenue Miami,Florida 33176 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Pamela T.Karlson Florida Bar Number:0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863)465-5033 Fax:(863) 465-6022 February 5,12,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.282013CA000077GCAXMX U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, A S TRUSTEE FOR THE LXS 2005-9N Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN AULETTO; DEANNA AULETTO; PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.; 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 28, 2014,and entered in Case No. 282013CA000077GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LXS 2005-9N is Plaintiff and STEVEN A ULETTO; DEANNA AULETTO; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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,AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 28th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 18,BLOCK 66,PLACID LAKES,SECTION SIX,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68,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 29th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court A dministrator 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 12-08283 OWB February 5,12,2014 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., A ND 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 SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS-SUN CALL 385-6155 TODAY!CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00035726AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035576 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035577 12B | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 5, 2014