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NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Shirley Temple dies at 85 A7 Tasteology blends different avors with delicious results in these four desserts DELECT A BLE IN D ULGENCESB1Avon Parks Neely one of four headed to stateA10 VOL. 95 NO 16 A T-storm possible in the afternoon. High 82 Low 62 Details on A12Chefs Corner ........... B3 Classied ............... B9 Clubs ..................... B5 Crossword .............. B2 Dear Abby ................ B2 Dinner Diva ............. B4 Obituaries .............. A8 Crossword .............. B2 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 newssun thenewssun Wednesday-Thursday, February 12-13, 2014 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING A bonade sports fanatic, Hill-Gustat Middle School sixth-grader Zac Taylor is a ghter, his mother says. And he has to ght his body every day. Though the 12-year-old was born with neurobromatosis, the incur able disease began taking a real toll on Zacs body over the past sever al years. Zacs mother, Stephanie, describes her son as a lover of baseball and all sports, a hard-working student and a ghter. Hes in constant pain every day. The pain can be anywhere from light to severe, but through all of that he still is a good kid, Taylor said. Taylor remains very active in school and his extracurricular activities despite his constant pain and doctor visits. Hes very, very active in his schooling. Last year he had a 3.8 GPA and thats with missing 30 days of school. He hasnt missed that many this year, so we are hap py about that and hes still doing great, Taylor said. Taylor said her son is open and honest to all about his condition. Zac speaks openly about his struggles and his life to anyone who is A born fighterZac Taylor battles pain every day due to an incurable disease, but the 12-year-old doesnt let that stop him from being a regular kid Katara Simmons/News-SunZac Taylor throws a football to his brother, Jakob. Taylor remains active and athletic despite battling painful tumors. Thursdays Soup Up the Arts fundraiser at Sebring High School will help his family with their medical bills. IF YOU GOWHAT: Soup Up The Arts WHEN: Thursday, 4-7 p.m. WH ERE: Sebring High School cafeteria DETAI LS: $10 gets you a one-of-a-kind bowl made by a SHS art student and all the soup you want to ll it with from several local restaurants. Proceeds benet Zac Tayor, Mary Goldburne and art scholarshipsSoup Up The Arts to benefit Taylor, othersSEE TAYLOR | A6Miss and Little Miss Highlands County namedA5 BY S AMANTHA G HOL ARStaff WriterSEBRING Nadine Elliot Tedstone splits her time between more than a dozen local organizations, committees and boards, but is hoping to add to her to-do list. Tedstone is one of seven candidates for the upcoming Sebring city council election March 11. The longtime Sebring resident has an extensive background in nance and is fully concerned with keeping the city in good standing. Im very happy with the way the city is ( nancially) and I intend to help keep it that way, Tedstone said. An avid volunteer and concerned citizen, Tedstone promises to be a council member that will be accountable and accessible to all of the city citizens. Though nance is her biggest attribute, Tedstone puts a few other things at the forefront of her campaign and one in CANDI DA TE P RO FILEModernization the platform for Tedstone campaign Katara Simmons/News-SunNadine Tedstone is campaigning for a seat on the Sebring City Council. CANDI DA TE P RO FILE SEE TESDSTONE | A7 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Councilman Garrett Ander sons attorney made an offer for payment on legal fees that the Avon Park City Council rejected Monday. The offer was to pay half of the legal costs incurred by City Manager Julian Deleon in defense of an ethics complaint lodged by Anderson. Deleon is seeking full reim bursement of legal fees, ranging from $8,500 to $10,000, according to statements hes made over the last six months. The matter has since been forwarded by the Flori da Commission on Ethics to the Division of Administrative Hearings C ity rejects Andersons settlementSays no to offer to split Deleons attorney fees ANDERSON DELEON SEE LEGAL | A7 BY PH IL A TTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The Avon Park City Council has set a special meeting at 6 p.m. March 31 to discuss possible routes to rename in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The meeting will take place in the council chambers at 123 E. Pine St. Citty Manager Julian Deleon said he has received several proposals for streets since the city rejected the proposals of South Delaney Avenue or Main Street at its Jan. 27 meeting. One such propos al that came in that week was to rename the route created by Cornell Street, South Lake Avenue, Lake Tulane Drive and South Verona Avon Park to discuss MLK Blvd. March 31SEE MLK | A7 BY S AMANTHA G HOL ARStaff WriterSEBRING After coming in second for a seat on the Highlands County School Board, Mary Ann Lewis is gearing up for her second bout with a political position within Highlands County. Lewis is one of the two female candidates running for election on the Sebring city council. Lewis is a nearly lifelong Floridian who traveled all over the world in her ear lier years as an educator. After 12 years as a Sebring resident, Lewis decided that a second chance to make a differ ence in the community presented itself with the 2014 Sebring elections. Lewis knows the ins and outs of elections after putting in nearly a years worth of work for her campaign for the school board, but has been pleased by the less hec tic work of the small city election. The school board was really grueling. This election is much more Lewis ready to take second shot at earning political seat Katara Simmons/News-SunMaryAnn Lewis is a candidate for the upcoming Sebring City Council election. SEE LEWIS | A7 M C Y K


A2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 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. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home deliv ered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publication date, please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon Fri day for the Sunday edition. 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 1927LOTTERY MEGA M ONEY Friday, Feb. 7 1-10-34-42 PB-12 Feb. 11 Jackpot: $800,000MEGA M ILLION S Friday, Feb. 7 11-21-23-35-64 PB-10 X-3 Feb. 11 Jackpot: $122 millionL OTTO Saturday, Feb. 8 12-16-26-34-42-47 X-5 Wednesdays Jackpot: $8 millionP OWERBALL Saturday, Feb. 8 24-25-34-37-54 PB-29 X-2 Todays Jackpot: $284 millionCA SH 3 Monday, Feb. 10 Day: 9-2-7 Night: 6-6-8 Sunday, Feb. 9 Day: 1-8-5 Night: 5-8-6 Saturday, Feb. 8 Day: 3-7-7 Night: 6-7-4PLAY 4 Monday, Feb. 10 Day: 9-0-4-1 Night: 2-2-0-1 Sunday, Feb. 9 Day: 2-3-4-5 Night: 7-8-8-9 Saturday, Feb. 8 Day: 4-7-3-9 Night: 5-4-5-2F ANTA SY 5 Monday, Feb. 10 4-11-22-29-32 Sunday, Feb. 9 1-11-13-16-25 Saturday, Feb. 8 9-16-21-25-27R oad closure set for next weekSEBRING Highlands County Road and Bridge Department will close South George Boulevard at the intersection of West George Boulevard to State Road 66 for road repairs. The closing will begin Monday, Feb. 17 through Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; access for local trafc only. For further informa tion, contact the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 402-6529.Chamber lunch is T hursdaySEBRING The monthly Sebring Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be held at the Island View Restaurant, Sun N Lake, at 11:45 p.m. Thursday. The sponsor will be Azure College.Gator Club offers scholarshipSEBRING The Highlands Gator Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to qualied Highlands County students who plan to attend the University of Florida in 2014. Applications are available now in the Counseling Ofce at the high schools in Highlands County and the Financial Aid Ofce at South Florida State College. Applications must be submitted by April 5. Scholarships will be awarded in May. For further informa tion, contact the scholarship chairman, Tony McMillan, at 381-9737.Beefs gives back for R elay For LifeLAKE PLACID Beef OBradys in Lake Placid will give back a portion of the proceeds when you dine there today and mention Relay For Life. Beefs is working with Lake Country Elementa ry School to raise money for the American Cancer Societys event, which will be on April 4. Dine at Beefs from 6-9 p.m. to help with this cause.Washington County, Pa. reunion is T hursdaySEBRING The annual Washington County, Pa.Florida Reunion will be held Thursday at Homers Original Smorgasbord in Plaza Square. The Manatee Room will be open at 10 a.m. for fellowship, followed by lunch at 11 a.m. The cost is $10, which includes the tip. Bring a stamped, selfaddressed legal size en velope for the 2015 mailing. For further information, contact Jean Bannister at (330) 4169669.Brown bag lunch storytelling plannedLAKE PLACID Join Donna Wilson to enjoy her storytelling program Family Quilt Stories at noon Thursday in the Lake Placid Memorial Library conference room. Wilson has been telling stories professionally for more than 12 years. Whether it is a personal story, family story, old fable, scary story, or a mountainous tall tale, Wilsons performances are lively and animated. She is sometimes called The Meigsican Storyteller because she is from Meigs County, Ohio. Wilson is a member of the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling (OOPS). She coordinated the 2008-2009 conferences for the regional events. She is a member of the West Vir ginia Storytelling Guild, Storytellers of Central Ohio, and the National Storytelling Network. Bring lunch and enjoy an hour of superbly told lifetime stories based on Wilsons family stories and traditions. For more information contact the Lake Placid Memorial Library at 699-3705.Club looks at diseases of African violetsSEBRING Is something bugging you or your African violets? Thursdays meeting of the Heartland African Violet Society will focus on the types of disorders, diseases and bugs that may attack African violets. Come and learn about them and how to prevent and/or treat your plants to keep them healthy and blooming. Meetings are held at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday of the month in the activities room at Highlands Ridge (Fair way Vista Drive, off Powerline Road). Guests are welcome to attend. For directions or information, call 385-5765 or email Shirley.b@juno. comP EO Group to meet T hursdayLAKE PLACID The Highlands PEO Group will meet for a Valentines Day luncheon at the home of Linda Brown at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Active members who are visiting or living in Florida are invited. PEO is an organization that supports womens education. For more information, call 273-9935.R etired E ducators meetSEBRING The Highlands County Retired Educators Association will be meeting Thursday. The meeting will be held at Beef O Bradys in Sebring and will begin at 11 a.m. Items on the agenda include a short legislative update and a presentation by Vanessa Logsdon from the Highlands Little Theater. Entertainment will be provided by the Sounds of Sebring. Lunch will be ordered off the menu. All retired educators and support personnel are invited to attend. For more information con tact Tinka Howe at 6992353 or Betty Hurlbut at 465-5722.Promenaders plan square danceSEBRING The Pine Ridge Promenaders invite all to a sweetheart of a square dance on Thursday. Jennie Martin will cue early rounds starting at 7 p.m. Mike Doughty will begin calling tips at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are warmly welcomed and square dance attire is not required. For more information, call 243-1226.SNAPSHOTS LO CAL NEWS Courtesy photoLast week the Avon Park High School Future Business Leaders of America members visited the Olive Garden in Sebring. Members learned about hospitality management and kitchen organization rst hand from the manager. FBLA members attending were Jacob Schlosser (back row, from left), Koy McGrath, Toryana Jones, and Kenny McGrath; Erin Bonini (front row, from left), Madison Hargrove, Jocelyn Jackson and Jordan Jackson.FBLA LEARNS ABOUT HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Special to the News-SunThe Highlands County Sheriffs Ofces Crime Suppression Team con ducted alcohol sales compliance checks at 25 locations within the county on Feb. 7. These compliance checks are part of our ongoing strategy to help reduce underage drinking and access to alcohol. The Sheriffs Ofce working with the Drug Free Highlands initiative has been conducting periodic compliance checks on vendors for several years now, HCSO Public Infor mation Ofcer Nell Hays wrote in a press release. We are happy to report in 24 of the 25 stores visited clerks checked ID and refused to sell alcohol to an underage per son. That represents a 96 percent compliance rate. Over the time we have been conducting these checks, the rate of compliance has improved. The stores in compliance during with the law regarding sales of alcoholic beverages these recent checks are listed below: Avon Park: Citgo, 1310 U.S. 27 North; Cir cle K, 998 U.S. 27 North; I Maze, 4 U.S. 27 North; Taylors Food Mart, 3 U.S. 27 North; 7 Days, 107 U.S. 27 South; Citgo, 901 U.S. 27 South; Sunoco, 999 US 27 South. Sebring: Shell, 6229 US 27 North; Citgo Express, 3650 US 27 North; Mara thon, 3901 US 27 North; Shell, 1035 US 27 North; Circle K, 2101 Hammock Rd.; Hills Market, 3000 Sparta Rd.; Marathon, 2912 US 27 South; Circle K, 3030 U.S. 27; Mobile Mart, 3303 Kenilworth Blvd.; Little Froggies, 4212 Kenilworth Blvd.; L&M Grocery, 1411 Kenilworth Blvd.; L&S Foods, 3008 Kenilworth Blvd.; Saunaks Corner, 306 Ridgewood Drive; Shell, 629 Ridgewood Drive; Jays Discount Beverage, 2801 S.R. 17; Marathon, 3390 S.R. 17; Raceway, 5100 U.S. 27 South. One location was not in compliance and the clerk was cited and an afdavit for the sale of an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21, which is a misdemeanor offense, was forwarded to the State Attorneys Ofce. This location was the Sunoco Gas Station at 4200 U.S. 27 North in Sebring.Only one location of 25 fails HCS O alcohol sales check Special to the News-SunSEBRING Love is in the air as Downtown Sebring celebrates Valentines Day with several ways to show and share your love. From a Wine Walk to art to shopping, there is something for everyone this holiday weekend.FEB. 14: V ALENTINE S DAY WINE WALKGrab your loved one and head to Downtown Sebring for a Valentines Day Wine Walk from 5-8 p.m. Stop by Galleria 301 and pick up your wine glass, then stroll the historic streets of Downtown Sebrings famous circle to receive complimentary wine tastings from local mer chants. For details, visit www.DestinationDown 14-15: COUPLES ART UNC ORKE DLooking for a one-ofa-kind date night? Join the Highlands Art League for a fun, couples painting class where instructors lead you through a step-by-step painting process over wine. Class es start at 6 p.m.; $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Call 385-5312 or visit Feb. 14: Corks & Kiln Valentines Day Edition Downtown Sebring paint your own pottery studio Making Master pieces will help you create an adorable mug set to commemorate Valentines Day. Bring your own wine. Cheese, crackers, and chocolate-covered strawberries included. $40 per couple. Must be 21 years old and older. Limited to 12 couples. Call 402-9044.FEB. 14: H IGHWAYMEN E XHIBITJoin the Highlands Art League every second Friday from 5-8 p.m. for the monthly Art Reception at the Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop. February will showcase a Highwaymen exhibit featuring Roy McLendon Free to the public; light refreshments will be served. Details at or call 385-5312.FEB. 14: STUD ENT ART SHOWStop by the Lazy Painter/Flower Box & Design Shop from 5-8 p.m. dur ing the monthly Downtown Sebring Wine Walk to enjoy a student art show. Call 449-0822.FEB. 15: DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY SI DEWALK SALEBargain shoppers and browsers, stop by Down town Sebring from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the local monthly sidewalk sales. For space or more infor mation, call 382-2649 or visit 16: ARTY PARTY SUN D AY A FTERNOON BRUNCHJoin The Lazy Painter at the Flower Box for a Sun day afternoon brunch and arty party class at 1:30 p.m. Class is $35 per person. Call 449-0822 or email to register.Love will be in the air in Sebring this weekend M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS OU R VIE WCoverage of the Sochi Olympics includes Russian attitudes towards homosexuality and treatment of the gay and lesbian competing athletes. Much has been made of overt dis crimination, like Russias law banning pro paganda of non-traditional sexual relations. Western commentators point to Russian hypocrisies, like the veneration of composer Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) during the opening ceremony despite his being a gay man almost driven to suicide by social re jection. It would be nice if we Americans could wag our ngers at the Russians, feeling superior and tsk-tsking their homophobia. The frustrating fact is we cannot, having homopho bic issues of our own. Take the case of Michael Sam, All-Amer ican defensive end at the University of Mis souri, who came out as gay this week just as the National Football league gets ready for the draft. Response to the young athletes announce ment has been feverish from commentators worrying about dissension in the locker room, to those concerned the subject draws away from the sport, to those who believe Sam will never be selected by a pro team, just because he is gay. While many people speak out on his behalf, and a lively ongoing discussion is helping us to work through the issue for yet another time it is a shame Sams honesty brought on such a over-excited reaction. Its not as if Sam admitted he had cholera and played anyway, infecting the whole team. In any case, homosexuality is neither contagious nor a disease. Why is the news of one persons sexual ori entation such a big deal anyway? Who cares? And why do people care when they do? Ones sexual orientation is inborn and only one thread in the weave of an individuals life. Why arent we focusing on Sams impres sive achievements as a gifted athlete and hard-working college student building a bet ter life? The kerfufe is especially paradoxical at this time, because our country is making progress in assuring all Americans have equal protec tion under the law. For example, the federal government last week announced expanding recognition of gay rights in federal legal mat ters, like providing survivor benets and pris on visiting rights to same-sex couples. Thirteen states now recognize same-sex marriages while 33 states do not, includ ing Florida. Which brings us to Highlands County. If we take away anything from this tempest in a teacup, let it benet our own homosexual sons and daughters. Let us open our hearts and our minds and look for the truly impor tant character traits in people, like persistence, courage or generosity. We may feel superior to Russia, where prej udice against homosexuals has led to crimi nal sanctions, but we share a similar history, and still have work to do.Why does it still matter?Silence in the face of evilAn open letter to all members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We, the membership of the VFW must demand that the cor rupt kangaroo court system of dealing without disabled veterans be stopped. The denial of millions of disabled claims is criminal and should be investigated and due process should be afforded to our disabled veterans. I have made the state of Floridas governor, the state of California gover nor, the state of Texas senator and have made charges in the news media against the Veterans Administration, the VFW on charges that they stole trillions of dollars out of the pockets of our disabled veterans. Silence in the face of evil is evil. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. To give an American ag and a 21-gun salute at death is not enough. Give our disabled veterans their disabled benets and death benets. No means testing. A complete list of VFW accredited service ofcers, one for every state, are not ed in our VFW magazine, page 28, who act as both judge and jury, no due process, should be investigated by the federal government and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for theft of both tax dollars and co-pays out of the pockets of disabled veterans. Billie E. Jewett SebringHypocrite, thy name is RepublicanWhen President Obama was fairly elected by a majority of voters in 2008 and again in 2012, Republicans refused to accept the outcome and vowed they would not pass any legislation that Obama proposed. In order to get even the smallest kind of progress, President Obama has used Executive Orders, especial ly when it came to raising the minimum wage. The use of Executive Or der is provided for in the Constitution. President Roosevelt used it to allow African Americans to work in defense plants. Abraham Lincoln used it to enact The Emancipation Proclamation, and Harry Truman used it to integrate the Armed Forces. Ronald Reagan pro claimed 233 Executive Or ders, H.W. Bush instituted 166 Executive Orders, W. decreed 174 Executive Or ders. How imperial! How dictatorial! (But not a peep from the Republicans) President Obama has only declared 147 Executive Orders, the smallest number in 150 years. All of a sudden, the racist Obama Derangement Machine has decided that he is a dictator and using Executive Orders is an impeachable offense. Hypocrite, thy name is Re publican. Millie Grime Sebring LETTERS TO THE EDITORShoulde be 200 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. Send letters to:E MAI Leditor@newssun.comMAI LLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870YOU R VIE WS For the past 88 years, we have tak en the month of February to remember the rich and diverse history of African-Amer icans as we celebrate Black History Month. The achievements of African-Americans touch every community and are found in every eld of study, including science and technology. This is a time to remember the sacrices and hard work of individu als who helped build a better and more tolerant life, both present and fu ture, for all of us. As we acknowledge the many African-Amer ican men and women who have helped the United States grow cul turally, countless civil rights pioneers in Flori da have been equally as important and should be reected upon as agents of change in our own state. For the last two years, the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame has hon ored individual Floridians who made great sacrices and helped foster equality for all in our state. These heroes, such as pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune, civil rights leaders C.K. Steele and Harry T. and Harriette Moore, were recognized for their un yielding commitment to equality, diversity and human dignity. Governor Rick Scott recently selected three new inductees for the Hall of Fame: Dr. Robert Hayling, James Johnson and Asa Randolph. Each of these men was cho sen for his commitment to advocating for equality and justice throughout Florida. Todays African Amer icans have much to celebrate and build upon as they honor those who have gone before them. Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the many ways African-Americans have enriched Floridas communities, culture and history.Mario Valle is chairman of the Florida Commission on Human Relations.Black History month a time for reflection GUEST CO L UMNMario ValleThe problem with our debate about same-sex mar riage is in many ways language. The term marriage is a religious one. All the dic tates as to what a marriage is and who gets to be in a mar riage (and how many) are bible-based. We have a religious idea thats sanctioned by the state in the form of regulations (sorry rst cousins in 23 states and siblings in all of them), tax breaks and legal privileges. Then this state-sanction union is acknowledged by private industries, such as your health insurance provider. Gay marriage is not the rst time religion and the law have been at odds in the solemnization of matrimony. Utah was not allowed to become a state until they stopped practicing plural marriage. Yes, for all you purists out there, the federal gubmint told the Mormons marriage was between one man and one woman and dangled statehood over their heads. Mormons (for the most part) complied. What about secularists? What about people who dont belong to any religion and yet want to be married? What about women who want to be wives but think being sub missive to their husbands is as antiquated as Aramaic? Why is their marriage stuck using a religious term with all of its baggage? Why does a couple married by Thai Elvis in a drive-thru ceremony have the same word for their union as two people married in a Roman Catholic church? Marriage vows the til death do we part ones are wholly optional. If my agree ment with my spouse is totally different than a Muslim or a Christian couples agreement we dont have a different expression for that? We dont. The term civil union has been seen as a second-class marriage a consolation prize to same sex couples. And if you boil down the gay marriage debate and disregard those blinded by ir rational hatred of those different (or sometimes too much alike) from themselves it comes down to the word marriage and it meaning something sacred (read: reli gious). So what to do about this? If its part of your religion to discriminate against other peoples civil rights then how to we resolve this? Oklahoma lawmaker Mike Turner has oated the idea his state should no longer marry anyone. Thats right. In order to thwart the feder al decree that states cant discriminate against gay couples Oklahomas conservative caucus has come up with the idea to just not have any mar riages. (My constituents are) willing to have that discussion about whether mar riage needs to be regulated by the state at all, Turner told I reached out to Turner to ask some follow up questions. Mostly: Really? and Seriously? His aide said he was no longer talking about this topic. But I think its a great idea. Its the same idea 1960s business owners in Tennessee had as a way to thwart desegregating lunch counters: Serve no one. Howd that work out? Marriage equality is in evitable. But even when all Americans have the freedom to marry whomever they choose, well still be limited by language. Straight religious (and yes even die hard conservative) Oklahomans are going to want their religious ceremo ny known as marriage. Let them have it. Get the state out of regulating marriage. Make all current and future wedded alliances into civil unions. Let religious people have marriage. Let them explain away the slavery overtones in the bible and justify why ha rems are not traditional. Let them keep their church sanctioned unions. Its part of religious liberty to be able to be prejudiced. Its the secular state which doesnt have that luxury. The state should get out of the marriage business and sign off on all civil unions regardless of gender, race, creed, religion, nationality or reproductive ability. The state should end all marriage. Let the church have the word and let every one else have the right.Tina Dupuy is a nationally syndicated op-ed columnist, investigative journalist, award-winning writer, stand-up comic, on-air commentator and wedge issue fan. Tina can be reached at tin Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not nec essarily those of the News-Sun staff.Separate marriage and state G UEST COL UMNTina Dupuy M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Katara Simmons/News-SunBreauna Washington is crowned Miss Highlands County on Saturday evening at the Highlands County Fairgrounds in Sebring. Charley Korzep earned rst runner-up; Taylor Crutcheld received second runner-up; Simone Waldron was thrid runner-up; and Juliette Perez received fourth runner-up.WASHINGTO N IS MISS HIGHLANDS COUNTY 2014 Courtesy Photo by Mountain Top ProductionsMaci Leaphart of Sebring was crowned Little Miss Highlands County on Monday at the Highlands County Fair. The other 16 contestants all tied for rst runner-up.LEAPHART IS LITTLE MISS HIGHLANDS COUNTY 2014 Circle Theatre looks for volunteers as it seeks to expand its programsORLANDO (AP) The body of a toddler discovered missing in central Flor ida this week has been found buried in a shallow grave. Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said Tuesday that the body of 2-year-old Tariji Gordon was found in Crescent City, which is located about an hour north of Sanford. The childs mother, 32-year-old Ra chel Fryer, was arrested earlier Tuesday and was being held without bond on a charge of aggravated child neglect. Investigators said Fryer never re ported her daughter missing. A check performed Monday at Fryers home at the request of child welfare ofcials re vealed the child was missing.Missing child found in shallow grave north in Crescent City Special to the News-SunSEBRING With six months of operations sol idly in the books, Kevin Roberts, chief executive ofcer of the Champion for Children Foundation, is pleased to report that the initial feedback on the Circle Theatre and its many community events is good. Over the past six months, the Theatre has hosted everything from childrens plays to wed dings. According to Roberts, the Circle Theatre, at 202 Circle Park Drive, is quickly achieving its goal of bringing a more diverse selection of events and opportunities to downtown Sebring. One of the crowning achievements during the past six months has been not one, but two plays presented in conjunction with Simple-Acts Uniteds after-school program and youth theatrical produc tion company, housed within the Circle Theatre. The theatre staged both The Nutcracker and The Big Bad Musical, which featured a wide ar ray of talented children from all over Highlands County. The Circle Theatre is also pleased to announce that it will be staging Willie Wonka Junior on April 4-5. As interest in the childrens art programs continue to grow, the Circle Theatre is excited to announce that a show choir and jazz band are slated to be added to the line up of childrens programs in the near future. The theatre is currently soliciting local volunteers to help with these initiatives as well as other opportunities within the Circle Theatre. If you feel as though you have a talent or skill that would be well suited for working with the talented group of children, contact the Circle Theatre ofce at 382-1029, direct at 3810417 or visit the website at www.circletheatreofse The Circle Theatre cur rently provides an after school arts program open to all children that offers many varieties of instruction in the arts, including guitar lessons, piano lessons, creative crafts and more. The Circle Theatre has partnered with Simple-Acts United to provide these services for our youth. The theatre is also home to the Sweet Shoppe, a wonderfully quaint place for family fun with ice cream, chocolates, candies and treats. The Circle Theatre is available to rent for private events, as is The Sweet Shoppe, which provides a nice venue for childrens birthday par ties. For more on volunteer opportunities or any of the offerings at the Champion for Children Circle Theatre, call Brenda Weldon at 382-1029 or 381-0417. M C Y K


A6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Katara Simmons/News-SunZac Taylor enjoys a relaxing Saturday morning playing video games in his bedroom with his brother Jakob.interested in listening. Though his small body is crowded with tumors, Zac remains a high-spir ited boy with typical boy hobbies; though he is far from typical. It looks like a chicken nugget, Zac said after seeing one of his tumors that had been removed from his body during his last surgery. I dont know that any other kid wants to actu ally see that, but Zac did. Hes interested in it, Tay lor said. With Zacs condition, he isnt currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments though Taylor said that step could be coming down the road. The tumors feed on everything. So every shot, every medicine, they at tach to it. Even if they are removed, they can grow back and turn into cancer, Taylor said. Hes had two (tumors) removed from his brain. He has surgery on (Thursday). They will be cutting some sensory nerves. The Taylors are hopeful for the upcoming surgery in Orlando. The tumor on Zacs optic nerve has caused him much pain recently. Zac works as the bat boy for the South Flor ida State College baseball team and is active in a few other organizations throughout the county. That fact is why the Sebring High School Art Club has chosen Zac as one of this years beneciaries of the annual Soup Up the Arts fundraiser. It is good that they help people. Its cool, said Zac Saturday morning at his home. Zac and younger brother, Jackob, tossed a University of Florida football around in the yard for a few minutes this weekend and talked about his upcoming event and sur gery. Im excited about it (Soup Up). My bowl is blue and orange, said Zac. Zac explained that a nerve would be cut from his head during his up coming surgery. Though his illness began to physically weigh on him dur ing the day Saturday, Zac smiled, told his mom he was ne and continued on trying to enjoy his day with his family. Zac and his family will be one half of the special honored guests dur ing the event. The event will feature soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants including: Panera, Chicanes, Mae Lees, Zenos, Ruby Tuesday, Publix, Cang Tong, Olive Garden and more. Other donations include: Alan Jay, Dr. Hulen, Flor ida Hospital, Lake Placid Health Care and many more. Guests will have the opportunity to pick out a hand made, one-of-akind ceramic bowl cre ated by Sebring art students. The bowl will be lled with one of sever al different types of soups to chose from. Live music and entertainment will also take place throughout the event. Tickets to the event can be purchased from Sebring High School art students or at the high school. Tickets can also be purchased at the door (SHS cafeteria) for $10. Soup Up the Arts will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. The proceeds raised from Soup Up will go to benet Taylor, Mary Goldburne and art schol arship recipients.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or at 385-6155 ext: 526. TAYLOR FROM PAGE A1It looks like a chicken nugget.Zac Taylor age 12, describing one of the tumors he recently had removed Special to the News-SunSEBRING Floridas Attorney General Pam Bondi has spearheaded an educational and prevention initiative against Human Trafcking. In a press release on the Attorney Generals website, Attor ney General Bondi was quoted saying, January is National Slavery and Human Trafcking Awareness Month, and we must all do our part to raise awareness about this hor ric crime and to nd ways we can combat it. In coordina tion with this initiative, Sheriff Susan Benton is launching a local effort to educate the public on the local impact of this crime. In the coming weeks, deputies will be making personal visits to local pe diatrician ofces, hospital emer gency rooms, shopping malls and other places frequented by youth, distributing posters and other materials designed to bring awareness of the ways they may become victims of human trafcking. Human trafckers recruit victims through various means, especially social media. They prey on our youth who are vulner able and seek attention and approval. We need to use every tool at our disposal to keep our children safe from these predators, Benton said. Information on Human Trafcking prevention can be found on the Attorney Generals website, www. Some of the tips for parents list ed there include the following: Talk to your children about sex trafcking and sexual abuse Restrict use of the computer to areas of the house where other family members are present Know your childs screen names and passwords so you can know who they have been communicating with online Use the parental control settings on your computer to check Internet history and to control the sites your children have access to Let your children know they can talk to you about anything that makes them uncomfort able In addition to tips, the site also has a pledge that the child can sign as a reminder of their commitment to online safety. Some of the signs that a person may be a victim of sex trafcking are un explained signs of physical and sexual violence, behaviors indicating fear, anxiety or depression, evidence of controlling relationships or unexplained possession of expensive clothing, jewelry or other items. If you suspect that a child is a victim of Human Trafcking call the Department of Children and Families at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873), as this is considered a form of child abuse. Depending upon the nature of the case, this phone call may initiate the pro cess for investigation from both DCF and the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce Special Investigations Unit. The most important thing is that we become aware of this threat to our children and that we are willing to make the call and get assistance for these unsuspecting victims, Benton said. For more information on this subject or to schedule a presentation on Human Trafcking, contact Nell Hays, CPS at 402-7369.Sheriff launches human trafficking prevention initiative Human traffickers recruit victims through various means, especially social media.Susan Benton sheriff Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Learning from the Past to Inuence the Future: Applying Archaeology to Solve Modern Dilemmas will be presented by Jay Hardman, naturalist, ar cheologist, and Certied Permaculture Designer and Implementer, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in Building G, Room 101, at the South Florida State College Highlands Campus. The presentation is part of The Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historic Conservancys (KVAHC) Speaker Series. The public is invited at no cost. Hardman will present a program on the prehisto ry of anthropogenic soil, Terra Preta, and production using biochar (agricultural charcoal) in preColumbian America. The ancient practice, adapted through the use of more modern technology and broad scale practices, presents enormous potential for real-world solutions. Through pet rochemical-free horticultural practices, with and attendant the sequestration of the carbon residue in soils for millennia, multiple modern issues can be addressed. An introduction to per maculture (permanent culture/agriculture) and examples of user friendly, low-tech options for the backyard farmer will be offered. Group discussion will follow. Call Anne Reynolds at 840-3995 for details.Archaeologist Hardman to speak to KVAHC on Feb. 20 DEREK KINNERA ssociated P ressJACKSONVILLE The man charged with fatally shooting a teen following an argument over loud music took the witness stand Tuesday, explaining the events that led up to the fateful encounter outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Michael Dunns explanation promised to be the most compelling testimony for the defense on the second day of its presentation. Dunn is charged with rst-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty and says he acted in self-defense when he fa tally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Mariet ta, Ga., outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012. According to authorities, an argument began after the 47-year-old Dunn told Davis and his friends to turn the mu sic down they were listening to in an SUV outside the store. One of Davis friends lowered the volume, but Davis then told him to turn it back up. Ofcials say Dunn became enraged and he and Davis began ar guing. Dunn, who had a concealed weapons permit, pulled a 9 mm handgun from the glove compartment of his car, according to an afdavit, and red shots into the SUV. Nine bullet holes were found in the car. Prosecutors rested their case Monday. Before Dunn took the stand, Circuit Judge Russell Healey reject ed a defense request to have a family counselor testify about how the stress Dunn suffered during the encounter explains his actions. Dunns defense attor ney wanted John Abuso to testify that the stress of a threatening situation could explain why Dunn left the scene of the shooting and returned with his ancee to their hotel room where they ordered piz za. They drove from Jacksonville back to where Dunn lives on Floridas Space Coast the next morning. All Im testifying to is that what Mike did is very consistent with acute stress syndrome, said Abuso out of the presence of jurors. The judge said Abu so couldnt testify because the defense hadnt presented any prior evidence that Dunn was under stress.Man charged in loud music killing takes stand M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 particular. Modernization, Tedstone said. We have to roll with the times and step up. Everybody else is doing it and we have to do it or our city will die. I hate to say that, but we are on the right way. Tedstone said Tuesday morning that she was pleased with the current coun cils decision at the last council meeting to allocate $30,000 in funds to be used for the upgrade of the citys Website. Its just important. Thousands of people will visit the Website and they can easily get an answer right there instead of having to call someone wait on hold to get an answer. Its saving money and time. We have to appeal and have to be presentable with our best foot forward, Tedstone said. A November election is also one of the things Tedstone would like to see done if she is elected a memeber of the coun cil. I think it should be held in November with the general population voting. I was surprised that it got voted down when it came up a few months back at the council meetings, Tedstone said. A self-proclaimed conservative, Tedstone also knows the importance of managing the money that comes into the city. Harder Hall is an issue that Tedstone, like all candidates and current council members, are passionate about. I want Harder Hall sold, said Ted stone. I need to see tax money coming in for that not going out. Last year, they spent $255,000 on that paying the principal on a loan that the city didnt even get. Next year, it will be more and the year after that it will be nearly $300,000. Something needs to be done and if you want it sold you need to at least keep it up. If Im trying to sell my house Im not going to let the grass grow this high and have beer cans all over the yard, Im going to go out there and clean up the yard. Tedstone will be in attendance at the News Suns Candidate Forum on Mon day, Feb. 17, beginning at 5:30 p.mSamantha Gholar can be reached at 385-6155 ext: 536 or at TESDSTONE FROM PAGE A1for review. City Attorney Ger ald Buhr advised council members that they could take no action on the offer of partial settlement, but Buhr also said he likes clean directives from the council. I dont like to set a precedent that we are willing to settle, Councilman Parke Sutherland said. We have a lot of pending litigation that is likely (to be) unfounded. There are numerous stones, daggers, bullets, whatever you would call them, sent at this city. He moved to reject the offer and it was approved unanimously, with Ander son abstaining, since it pertained to litigation involving him. In his defense, Anderson said during discussions that the offer from his attorney was a counter-offer to Deleons attorneys request for full payment. After the meeting, Ander son said he didnt see why those legal negotiations had to be played out in a public forum. Although Buhr said the Florida Commission on Ethics can compel a to pay legal fees, Anderson said that is contingent on proving that his ethics complaint was led ma liciously, which he contends it wasnt. Andersons made a complaint March 12, 2013, alleging Deleon had Anderson Arms Inc. ammunition manufacturing business investigated as retaliation for questioning why Deleon should be allowed to live in Lake Placid while serving as Avon Park city manager. Anderson said both the county building inspector and city re department inspector visited his business shortly after his criticism, and that both men told him they were instructed to nd something wrong. When questioned by the Ethics Commission, both men denied being sent by Deleon or telling Ander son their jobs were threatened. Deleon also said he couldnt direct a county ofcial. Deleon told the NewsSun he received complaints of Andersons business being a hazard with improper wiring for manufacturing. Anderson has said inspectors and an investigation by the city found nothing wrong. Based on probable cause that some testimony in the Ethics Commission were false, the Ethics Commission forwarded the case to the Division of Administrative Hearings in December. In an email on Tuesday, Deleon said the case was investigated and rejected twice. It is now scheduled to be heard sometime in March by an administra tive judge in the Avon Park Council chambers. He said his attorneys fees are already $10,000, and he believes a hearing could raise the total to $20,000. The City Council agreed in September 4-0, with Anderson abstaining to cover Deleons legal bill if the Ethics Commission did not compel Ander son to pay. At that time, Anderson said he believes Avon Park has seen more lawsuits in Deleons two years as city manager than in the last 20, and didnt believe city taxpay ers should pay Deleons legal bill. Buhr said the city was obligated under Florida law to provide an attorney or pay for one to defend a public ofcial who incurs legal fees from an investi gation if he or she is then cleared of those allegations. LEGAL FROM PAGE A1I dont like to set a precedent that we will settle. There are numerous stones, daggeers, bullets, whatever you would call them, sent at this city.Parke Southerland city councilman HILLEL ITALIEAP National WriterAny kid who ever tapdanced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for Annie can only dream of being as beloved or as important as Shirley Temple. Temple, who died Monday night at 85, sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depressionera moviegoers and re mains the ultimate child star decades later. Other pre-teens, from Macau lay Culkin to Miley Cyrus, have been as famous in their time. But none of them helped shape their time the way she did. Dimpled, precocious and oh-so-adorable, she was Americas top box of ce star during Holly woods golden age, and her image was free of the scandals that have plagued Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and so many other child stars parental feuds, or drug and alcohol addiction. Temple remains such a symbol of innocence that kids still know the drink named for her: a sweet, nonalcoholic cocktail of ginger ale and grenadine, topped with a maraschi no cherry. Her hit movies which included Bright Eyes (1934), Curly Top (1935), Dimples (1936), Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) and Heidi (1937) featured sentimental themes and musical subplots, with stories of resilience that a struggling American public strongly identied with. She kept children singing On the Good Ship Lollipop for generations. She was also a trib ute to the economic and inspirational power of movies, credited with helping to save 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy and praised by President Franklin D. Roosevelt himself as a bright spirit during a gloomy time. She was just absolute ly marvelous, greatest in the world, director Allan Dwan told lmmaker-author Peter Bogdanovich in his book Who the Devil Made It: Conversations With Legendary Film Directors. With Shirley, youd just tell her once and shed remember the rest of her life, said Dwan, who directed her in Heidi and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Whatever it was she was supposed to do shed do it.Curls and dimples: Shirley Temple dies Nina Prommer/Globe Photos/ Zuma Press/MCTShirley Temple Black, shown above at the Academy Awards in 2011, went from being a child lm star (top photo) to a diplomatic career serving the United States in the United Nations and as an ambassador.Avenue after King. Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles had made that suggestion minus Cornell Street at the Jan. 27 meeting, but it was defeated 3-2, with only Councilman Terry Heston in agreement. Mayor Sharon Schuler said Monday that sever al people in the city have sent suggestions to her for a street to be named after King. Since the city hasnt yet passed an ordinance on procedures for renaming streets, she wanted to be sure the meeting to pick a street for King didnt come before that. Fortunately, the Avon Park City Council will have three regular meetings on Feb. 24, March 10 and March 24 to address the new renaming rules before the special meeting. Councilman Garrett Anderson recommended Deleon gather all options into a list and make sure those are available to the public and press in time to inform the public for the meeting. Schuler, in turn, recom mended all council members give Deleon any options that they hear, so he can work them up into proposals. Giles thanked Schuler for picking a weekday, since she expected that would bring more public participation than on a Saturday. City Attorney Gerald Buhr asked if he would need to attend, and Schuler said, Yes. Check your calendar. The issue of renaming a street for King dates back to 2003 when Highlands County was working to change duplicate or non-contiguous road names for the emergency 911 system. Delaney Avenue had, and still has unconnected sections both north and south of Main Street. At the time, the county was changing Highlands Avenue in the Sebring area to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, so Avon Park residents asked the City Council to rename Delaney Avenue for King. It was changed for two weeks. On Jan. 27, 2003, Giles then Brenda Gray moved to rename South Delaney Avenue and all of South Atlantic Avenue as Martin Luther King Boulevard. It passed 4-1 with then-Mayor Tom Macklin dissenting. Schul er was deputy mayor at the time. Two weeks later, on Feb. 10, 2003, the council voted 3-2 to change it back after opposition from DeLaney family members and other citizens. Giles and Macklin dissented. In the most recent attempt to have a street named for King, members of Avon Park Community Awareness Inc. said the group and other community members would only accept Delaney Avenue or Main Street as options. Family members of former Mayor Edgar A. DeLaney Sr. opposed the change, as did several other community members and the city council. Other options have included Hal McRae Boulevard, but it was named for a local hero who broke into major league baseball at age 23 by signing with the Cincinnati Reds on July 11, 1968. His family members and other com munity members have balked at changing the name on that street, also. Schuler has said she wants to rename a street for King, but also has said she doesnt want to dis honor anyone who already has a street named for them. MLK FROM PAGE A1 pleasant and I can focus and concentrate on my platform, Lewis said Tuesday. The lifelong educator knows the importance of learning in every aspect of life and cites the youth as her main wild card when it comes to her campaign as well as her platform if elected to the council. I think young people really need to get more involved in the govern ment. Thats one of the big reasons why Im running. Maturity and experience are important, but youth and vitality are very needed. That balance is needed and thats what Im hoping to do on the council, bring in the younger generations and get them involved in the government. They are the future, Lewis said. Though a part of her goals as a potential coun cil member are based around the youth, Lewis has a keen ear to what the older community wants and needs as well. My motto is TLC: Time, Listen and Commitment, said Lewis. I have the time. Unlike a lot of the other candidates, Im unencumbered. I dont own a business, though I used to, so I have all the time to dedicate to the council. I have to have something mentally stimulating to keep me going. The council would be great and I can help out the city that Im comfortable in, that I love at the same time. Lewis stated that she adds another dimension to the council, one that hasnt been a part of the Sebring council in quite some time. I have a background in education, so I bring that. I have the maternal side that may be needed and I get out and I listen to the residents, Lewis said. Though she wouldnt divulge her entire feel ings about the issue that is Harder Hall, Lewis shared her insight into what shes gotten from residents. I want to be the voice for the people and a great deal of people, a lot of people, want something done with Harder Hall. I was shocked by how many people want to see it taken over by the Semi noles, they want a casino. I was really surprised by that but its something Ill really have to think about that once I get on council, Lewis said. Lewis will be in attendance at the News Suns Candidate Forum on Monday, Feb. 17 begin ning at 5:30 p.m. at the Jack Stroup Civic Center on Lake Jackson. LEWIS FROM PAGE A1 M C Y K


A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 SPORTS BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comHighlands Countys annual trip to the Lakeland Center for the FHSAA Wrestling Finals continues as two Avon Park Red Devils and two Sebring Blue Streaks grappled their way to top-four nishes at their respective regionals to qualify. At the Region 3-2A Tourament at Charlotte High School, Sebring saw Casey Ricker and Luis Sanchez punch their ticket by taking fourth and third, respectively, in the 170and 285-pound weight classes. Ricker was on the fast track and secured his state-bound status by winning his rst two matches before dropping the next two and settling for fourth. Sanchez wound up wrestling ve matches, winning his rst two, losing his third, but winning the nal two to claim third place and reserve a spot for his rst trip to State.Four-ward to StateAvon Park, Sebring each send two wrestlers to FHSAA State Finals Courtesy photoAvon Parks Dre Neely won the 113-pound weight class at the Region 3-1A tournament at Berkely Prep and will be headed to the Lakeland Center this weekend for the FHSAA State Finals. SEE STATE | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The Lady Blue Streaks of the softball diamond hadnt been tested in more than a week, but came through when they needed to Monday night, edging visiting Moore Haven 9-7 to remain undefeated on the young season. After squeaking past Port Charlotte by a 3-2 score at the DeSoto preseason tournament at the end of January, Sebring had rolled through three opponents last week. The ladies in blue trounced Frostproof on the road 12-1 on Tuesday, Feb. 4, then rolled past Ridge by an 11-1 count two days later. Then on Friday, Feb. 7, the offense exploded again for two touchdowns and a eld goal in a 17-7 win over LaBelle. But things werent coming quite so easy Monday with the Lady Terriers in town. The Streaks did load the bases with one out in the second, but couldnt push a run across and then saw things unravel a bit in the top of the fourth. Consecutive bunt singles by Alaina Lee and Skyler Burke were followed by an errant pickoff attempt that moved Lee to third. A walk loaded the bases and Jacqueline Phares cleared them with a double deep to right. Olivia Everett was retired when Mattie Coe snared her soft liner to third, and Sebring got out of it when a single to center saw Kara Faircloth re to third to nail Phares. Still, the 3-0 decit was an unfamiliar position for the Streaks. Were not a young team, with mostly seniors and juniors, head coach Joe Sinness said. And we have ve or six players, but we also have a lot of inexperience. Which would make this rst time trailing a good test for the team. Things held at 3-0 until the bottom of the fth, when the Blue Streak bats and batting eyes began to awaken.Lady Streaks rally late to top Terriers Dan Hoehne/News-SunAmber Hicks makes an underhand ip of the ball to record an out at rst in Sebrings 9-7 win over Moore Haven Monday night. SEE STREAKS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comThree up, three down. No, its not the softball Streaks completing a scoreless inning, it is the ladies of Sebrings tennis team that has won its rst three matches of the season after Mondays 6-1 win over visiting Hardee. No. 1 singles player Nisha Patel, one of few returning starters for this season, seems to be back in the groove after dropping her rst match of the season in the opener and has won two in a row. Monday Patel cruised past Lady Wildcat Susana Oceguera 6-1, 6-0. Micaela DeVane had a rough start at No. 2 singles, dropping the opening set of her match against Caroline Dur rance by a 6-3 score, but bounced back to win the next two, 6-4, 6-0, to get the win. No. 3 saw a straightset, 6-1, 6-4 win for Alaina Keith over Abby Clark, before Sarah Beth Rogers found herself in a slugfest at No. 4 with Cheyenne Pohl. The rst set for the pair went to a tie-breaker with Rogers taking it 7-6 (7-5). Pohl then powered back to take a 6-2 win in the second. But Rogers rejoined the battle and the two battled evenly throughout before the nal went 7-5 for Rogers. In a similarly heated match at No. 5 singles, Amanda Rios came up short in the Streaks only loss on the day. Rios eked out a tough, 7-6 win in the opener Streaks make it three in a row BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterLAKE PLACID Even as a toddler, Ashley Caldwell was a daredevil. She wouldnt stay in her crib, said grandmother Margaret Caldwell. She would ip off the back of the sofa. (It) gave us a heart attack. Her grandfather, Joe Caldwell, remembers his granddaughter doing ips out of swings. This Friday, theyll watch her ip over snow in freestyle aerials at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Ashley, 20, was the youngest member of the 2010 US Olympic Team for all sports. She placed 10th in the Olympic Womens Aerials in Vancouver, was the 2010 Federation Inter national de Ski Freestyle Rookie of the Year, won two Nor-Am Events, a Silver Medal in the 2009 NorAm Grand Prix and placed 10th, 11th and 13th in her rst three FIS World Cup competitions. Although her parents, Mark and Leslie Caldwell, introduced her to skiing at age 3, she started in gymnastics at age 4, Margaret said. Mark said Ashley reached the rank of Level 9 gymnast, just the rank from which Olympic teams are picked. At age 12, she watched television coverage of freestyle aerial competitions during the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics, and decided to do that, Mark said. She tried out at age 13, and was in Lake Placid, N.Y., by age 14 to train. After just three years, she made the U.S. Olympic ski team in 2009, competing alongside the people shed seen on the screen, Mark said. Mark works in real estate development and their family of six has moved all over the country to Virginia, New York, South Carolina, and now Texas. Ashley has been in school in Virginia and New York and now hails from Utah, Margaret said. When asked how well Ashley took to traveling to and from training and competitions alone, Mark said she was no different than any adult. At 14, I would drop her off at Dulles (International Airport in Washington, D.C.) and send her off, the same as I would (any one), Mark said. She nished high school at 15 and college by age 20, and has presence, he said. Once at a ball for skiing athletes, she drew the short straw to give a speech. In front of 500 people including big names in her sport she spoke for 20 minutes and got a standing ovation, Mark said. According to teamusa. org, the U.S. team is looking to Ashleys innovative style to bring points in womens aerials. Margaret said Ashley had just healed from a knee injury and surgery in January 2013 when she injured her other knee, but healed quickly. They are in such good shape to start with, Mar garet said. Margaret and Mark both said Ashleys two younger sisters Lindsey, 18, and Jordon, 17 played soccer in school, though their interests lie outside sports. The youngest, 8-yearold Jack, is a top-ranked tennis player, Mark said. Ashleys siblings dont seem to have any jealously, Margaret said: They realize shes worked hard. All the kids know (to) work really hard and any thing can happen, Mark said. Mark and Leslie are scheduled to be in Sochi, Russia, to see their daughter compete Friday, but Margaret said they would have to stay in the stands. Each athlete was issued a phone upon arrival and told to call home, she said. They may text family members, but not visit, and certainly not give long-distance interviews. They are to concentrate on their sports, she said. Mark told his mother that Ashley said there arent security issues at Sochi. Just hype by the networks, he said. She doesnt need to worry. She needs to focus, Margaret said. When asked if they would have loved to watch Ashley in Sochi, Joe said Olympian has local cheering sectionGrandparents to cheer skier Ashley Caldwell from afar Courtesy of skiashley.comSeen here at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Ashley Caldwell, then 16, was the youngest member of the 2010 US Olympic Team for all sports. She had tried out at age 13 after spending nine years in gymnastics. After three years, she had made the team. She came in 10th in the 2010 Winter Olympic womens aerials competition. SEE SKIER | A11SEE TENNIS | A11 M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 WEDNESDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Syracuse at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. ESPN South Florida at Connectiucut 7 p.m. ESPN2 Boston College at Georgia Tech 7 p.m. SUN Kentucky at Auburn 8 p.m. WTTA Duke at North Carolina 9 p.m. ESPN Stanford at Washington 9 p.m. ESPN2 Georgia at Mississippi State 9 p.m. SUNOLYMPICS Hockey Czech Republic vs. Sweden Noon USA Nordic Combined 3 p.m. NBC Curling 5 p.m. CNBC Alpine Skiing, Figure Skating, Snowboarding 8 p.m. NBCWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Oklahoma at Florida 6 p.m. SUNTHURSDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL College Basketball Louisville at Temple 7 p.m. ESPN Arkansas at Missouri 7 p.m. ESPN2 Minnesota at Wisconsin 9 p.m. ESPN Colorado at UCLA 9 p.m. ESPN2GOLF EuroPGA Africa Open 9 a.m. GOLF LPGA ISPS Handa Australian Open 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Northern Trust Open 5 p.m. GOLFNBA Brooklyn at Chicago 8 p.m. TNT Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m. TNTOLYMPICS Hockey Canada vs. Norway Noon USA Biathlon, Luge 3 p.m. NBC Curling 5 p.m. CNBC Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Speed Skating, Skeleton 8 p.m. NBCWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Mississippi at Kentucky 7 p.m. SUN Charlotte at Louisiana Tech 9 p.m. SUNCOMING UP SPORTS ON TVHigh School Baseball Thursday Avon Park hosts Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament, vs. DeSoto, 7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament, vs. Hardee, 5 p.m.; Sebring at Lakeland, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. Seminole State, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. College of Central Florida, 2 p.m. Saturday SFSC vs. Sante Fe, Noon Boys Basketball Thursday Avon Park hosts Regional Quarternal, vs. Tampa Catholic, 7 p.m.; Sebring hosts Regional Quarternal, vs. Cape Coral, 7 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Lake Placid vs. Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m. Friday Avon Park at Ft. Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at Evangelical Christian, 4/6 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC vs. Brevard State, 5 p.m. Saturday SFSC vs. Daytona State, 1 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Sebring at Lemon Bay, 3 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Sebring at Lemon Bay, 3 p.m.SCORE BOARDNational Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 27 24 .529 Brooklyn 23 26 .469 3 New York 20 31 .392 7 Boston 19 34 .358 9 Philadelphia 15 38 .283 13 Southeast W L Pct GB Miami 35 14 .714 Atlanta 25 24 .510 10 Washington 25 25 .500 10 Charlotte 22 29 .431 14 Orlando 16 37 .302 21 Central W L Pct GB Indiana 40 11 .784 Chicago 25 25 .500 14 Detroit 22 29 .431 18 Cleveland 18 33 .353 22 Milwaukee 9 42 .176 31 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 37 15 .712 Houston 35 17 .673 2 Dallas 31 21 .596 6 Memphis 27 23 .540 9 New Orleans 22 29 .431 14 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 41 12 .774 Portland 36 15 .706 4 Denver 24 26 .480 15 Minnesota 24 28 .462 16 Utah 17 33 .340 22 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 36 18 .667 Phoenix 30 20 .600 4 Golden State 31 21 .596 4 L.A. Lakers 18 33 .353 16 Sacramento 17 34 .333 17 Mondays Games Indiana 119, Denver 80 Toronto 108, New Orleans 101 Detroit 109, San Antonio 100 Houston 107, Minnesota 89 Boston 102, Milwaukee 86 Golden State 123, Philadelphia 80 Tuesdays Games Sacramento at Cleveland, late Dallas at Charlotte, late Atlanta at Chicago, late Washington at Memphis, late Miami at Phoenix, late Oklahoma City at Portland, late Utah at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Memphis at Orlando, 7 p.m. Dallas at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at New York, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Washington at Houston, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Utah, 9 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164 200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Games No games scheduled SNAPSHOTS LOCAL SPORTSValentines Tennis TournamentSEBRING The 20th Annual Valentines Tennis Tournament will begin Saturday, Feb. 15, on the Thakkar Tennis Center clay courts in the Country Club of Sebring. Registrations are being taken by the Highlands County Tennis Association for players of all ages and levels of play for this fun event. Prizes will be awarded to 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 sweetheart, 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 4710389.American Legion golf tourneySEBRING American Legion Post 25 is hosting a golf outing Sebring Golf Club on Saturday, Feb. 22. Check in begins at 7:15 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. You may contact the Post at 465-0975 for fur ther information.AP Rotary Golf Tourney setAVON PARK The David Doc Owen golf tourney, hosted by the Rotary Club of Avon Park, will be held at Highlands Ridge North golf course on Saturday, Feb. 22, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. This years tournament will be a 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.Blue Streak Tennis CampSEBRING 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 en couraged. For registration and/ or more information call Coach Hollinger at 4715513.SFSC hosts Panther 5KAVON PARK On your mark, get set, go! Registration for the 5th annual Panther 5K Run/ Walk is now available on line at www.southorida. edu/panther5k. This annual family event will take place on Satur day, March 1, and benets the South Florida State College (SFSC) Athletic Department. The Panther 5K Run/ Walk will take participants on a path through the beautiful SFSC Highlands Campus and along College Drive. Participants can choose to run the 5K as a race or to take a more leisurely, 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 earmark a por tion of the raised funds to go toward the Panther Fieldhouse fundraising effort, which is our effort to supply the softball, baseball and future cross country team with a dressing facility located down on the athletic complex grounds. Other funds raised will be earmarked for things that may arise during the year outside of our normal budget. The entry fee for the SFSC Panther 5K Run/ Walk is $25 for adults, $20 for students with a current I.D., and $15 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free with a completed form, but do not receive a shirt. The 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 guaranteed for those who enter on or after Feb. 9. Registration is 7 -7:45 a.m. on race day and the race begins at 8 a.m. Scrambled eggs and fruit will be available to participants after the race. A special awards ceremony 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 For information about the SFSC Panther 5K Run/ Walk or to become a sponsor, call the SFSC Foundation at 863-453-3133.Art League golf tournamentSEBRING The 4th Annual Highlands Art League (HAL) Golf Classic, sponsored by Barben Fruit Company, will be held on Saturday, March 8, at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Additional sponsors include a $2,000 Hole-InOne sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a $250 Closest to the Pin sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive. The tournament is a four-person scramble. Entry is $60 per person made payable to the Highlands Art League. The entry includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, prizes and a postgolf meal in the clubhouse. Individuals welcome. There will be a 50/50, other contests, a great day of golf, rafe prizes, mulligans and fun for a good cause to support art education in our community. Proceeds benet HAL, which provides art classes, programs and workshops to youth and adult students, as well as art exhibits in the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA). An application and entry form can be obtained online at, by emailing, by calling Barb Hall at (863) 4520512 or the Clubhouse at (863) 453-7555. Deadline for entry is Thursday, March 6. $100 hole sponsorships are available.Eagles looking for coachesAVON 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.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING The Wings of Faith Christian Wor ship Center will be hosting their 4th Annual Scholar ship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Sun N Lake. Format is a four-per son scramble with handicapped ights. Entry fee is $65 per person, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the tour nament, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to benet college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578. Saturday, Feb. 15Activity: Bike Ride, approx. 14 miles Location: Auburndale TECO Trail on Denton Ave., in Auburndale. Description: Bicycle this scenic trail to Polk City (Van Fleet Trailhead) where we will take a snack break before turning back toward the starting point. Helmets required for anyone under age 16. Lunch will be at Peebles BBQ restaurant on Dixie Hwy., in Auburndale following the ride for those who would like to attend. Bring: Bicycle, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: Eileen Valachovic at 863-956-2145 for meet-up time and other information. Friday, Feb. 21Activity: Trail Care Location: Green Swamp East, Lakeland, FL Meet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (west) on Dean Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd. After two or three miles, the gate will be on your right. Contact: Janice Ander son, phone 813-345-1609 or email for meet-up time and other information. Saturday, Feb. 22Activity: Trail Care Location: Willingham Trail Avon Park Air Force Range Meet at Log Cabin Build ing No. 600. Bring: Snacks, water, sun and insect protection. Contact: Bob Hummel, Phone: 863-471-1814 for meet-up time and other details.Heartland Trail Association February Activities Winter Olympic Medals TableAt Sochi, Russia (5 of 8 events Tuesday) (23 of 26 total events)Nation G S B TotNorway 4 3 4 11 Canada 4 3 2 9 Netherlands 3 2 3 8 United States 2 1 3 6 Germany 2 0 0 2 Russia 1 3 3 7 Austria 1 2 0 3 France 1 0 1 2 Belarus 1 0 0 1 Poland 1 0 0 1 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 South Korea 1 0 0 1 Switzerland 1 0 0 1 Sweden 0 3 1 4 Czech Republic 0 2 1 3 Slovenia 0 1 2 3 Italy 0 1 1 2 China 0 1 0 1 Finland 0 1 0 1 Britain 0 0 1 1 Ukraine 0 0 1 1Olympic RecordsAt Sochi, Russia Through Feb. 11 OLYMPIC RECORDS Speedskating Men 5,000Sven Kramer, Netherlands, 6:10.76, Feb. 8, 2014 (Old Record: 6:14.60, Kramer, Vancouver, Feb. 13, 2010). Women Speedskating 500Lee Sang Hwa, South Korea, 37.28, Feb. 11, 2014. (Old Record: 37.30, Catriona le May Doan, Canada, Feb. 13, 2002). 2x500Lee Sang Hwa, South Korea, 1:14.70, Feb. 11, 2014 (Old Record: Catriona le May Doan, Canada, 1:14.75, Feb. 14, 2002).ATLANTA The Atlanta Braves are planning to honor the 40th anniver sary of Hank Aarons record 715th home run in a pregame ceremony before their home opener against the Mets on April 8. The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aarons autograph and a th Anniversary banner. Aaron broke Babe Ruths home run record on April 8, 1974, at old AtlantaFulton County Stadium. He nished his career with 755 homers, a record passed by Barry Bonds, who nished with 762. Braves to honor anniversary of Aarons record M C Y K


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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 Courtesy photoBlue Streak Luis Sanchez had a busy weekend at the Region 3-2A at Charlotte, wrestling ve matches and claiming third place to stamp his ticket to the state nals Friday at the Lakeland Center.Up in Tampa, at Berkeley Prep, the Red Devils took to the mats in the Region 3-1A tournament and came away with two regional champions. Dre Neely would power through the 113-pound bracket, winning his rst three matches by techs and falls, before prevailing in the title match by an 8-4 count. Up in the 195 weight class, Delroy Blake proved even more dominant, winning all of his matches by pins or technical falls. This marks a return trip to Lakeland for both Devils. Neely made it last year as a freshman and placed fth, while Blake also reached the medal stand a year ago as a junior, tak ing fourth. They are both region champs, so they should get pretty good draws at State, Avon Park head coach Blake Germaine said. So now they are all now off to the extravaganza that is the state wrestling nals at the Lakeland Center. The preliminary rounds get underway Friday at 10 a.m., with matches continuing throughout the day. Action continues Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m., with wrestleback rounds followed by matches for spots on the podium. STATE FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunThats Emily Gilbert going airborne on her race toward home in Mondays win for the Lady Blue Streaks.Kalea Tanner lead of the frame by drawing a walk and made the dash to third on Brooke Saunders single to right. As the throw went to try to get Tanner, Saunders alertly kept going to put runners on second and third. Faircloth was relatively robbed when he shot back up the middle was snared by starting pitcher Ever ett to tossed to rst for the initial out of the inning. But during Amber Hicks ensuing at bat, a pitch got away and Tanner sprinted home to get Sebring on the board. Hicks would draw a walk and Allison Hoffner lofted a y deep enough to right to bring Saunders in from third. Another pitch soon got away and the score evened up when Hicks made like a bread truck and hauled buns home. Morgan Anderson then belted a double into the right-center eld gap, but would be left stranded, leaving it a 3-3 game. But it wouldnt stay there long as the Streaks were now in gear. Starting pitcher Chelsea Bassett reached on an er ror and Emily Gilbert put runners on rst and second with a bunt single. Tanner walked to load the bases and one out later, Faircloth got one through the middle for a two-run single to put Sebring on top. Hicks drew another walk and Tanner would come in on a Hoffner ground-out to third. Anderson followed with a two-RBI double and Bassett would later round out the scoring with a single to score Hicks and put the lead now at a commanding 9-3. But a tough Terrier squad would take a bite out of the margin and make things interesting in their last at-bat. A single and two straight walks loaded the bases before a y to center scored one and had runners on second and third. Back-to-back RBI singles followed to make it 9-6. A y to right got the second out, but another single made it a 9-7 game and had runners on the corners. The bags were soon full when the next batter was plunked, but Bassett got out of it on a grounder to third that nished it off. The best part about this game was them getting behind and still having the condence to come back, Sinness said. After a couple times through the order, they started having better at bats, drawing walks and swinging at better pitches. Its a tough district this year, with Lemon Bay a strong team, DeSoto and Hardee, who we split with last year and they only lost one player, he continued. Weve got a mix of some experience and very good athletes, but were going to have to grow up fast. Not too fast, however, as the Lady Streaks have a 10-day layoff before they next take the eld, when they host Clewiston on Thursday, Feb. 20. STREAKS FROM PAGE A8 Courtesy of Margaret CaldwellAbove: She learned to stand up front, said father, Mark Caldwell of his daughter, Ashley Caldwell. Her family was able to see and photograph her clearly in a televised image from NBC Sports as she marched in the front of the U.S. Olympic Team beside Nordic Combined skier Todd Lodwick during the opening ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Ashley is now in her second Olympics as a freestyle aerial skier, having competed in Vancouver in 2010 at age 16, coming in 10th in her event. Courtesy of skiashley.comRight: Olympian Ashley Caldwell sticks a landing in the Womens Freestyle Aerials at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, where she nished 10th in her competition. Now 20, Caldwell is competing in her event alongside Emily Cook, 34, a 16-year veteran, two-time Olympian and fellow 2010 teammate.absolutely, but Margaret said no. Ill watch her on TV, Margaret said. I cant stand to watch her (jump) in person. NBC is scheduled to broadcast Freestyle Skiing Ladies Aerials Qualications at 8:45 a.m. ET Friday. The nals are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET. SKIER FROM PAGE A8against Madison Burnett, but couldnt get over the hump in 6-4 and 6-3 losses. But she got a bit of atonement as she and doubles partner Keith took an 8-4 win at No. 2, after Patel and DeVane made quick work in an 8-1 win at No. 1. The girls looked to keep their team record unblemished Tuesday, when they faced DeSoto, and travel to play new district foe Lemon Bay on Thursday. TENNIS FROM PAGE A8 Tuesdays Winter Olympic ScoresCURLING Men Sweden 7, Canada 6 China 9, United States 4 Britain 7, Germany 6 Norway 9, Russia 8 Women Switzerland 7, Denmark 6 Canada 9, Sweden 3 Russia 9, United States 6 South Korea 12, Japan 7 Britain 12, United States 3 Switzerland 8, South Korea 6 Japan 8, Denmark 3 China 7, Russia 5 HOCKEY Women Sweden 4, Germany 0 Russia 2, Japan 1 The news is just a click away! N EWS -S UN M C Y K


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LIVING BWednesday, February 12, 2014 Family FeaturesDessert is an indulgence, and when you delight in the taste, texture and aroma of a decadent sweet treat, you savor every bite. It is easy to get lost in the avor and fragrance of rich chocolate or creamy caramel. But what happens when chocolate or caramel are paired with different avors, like salty, sour or savory? Spurred by curiosity, the food scientists in the Wilton Test Kitchen dug deeper into unusual avor pairings to enhance the taste experience. While the terms taste and avor are often used in terchangeably, there is a difference between the two. The taste of a food is what the taste buds perceive, while the avor of a food is the combination of these tastes, plus the aroma and the other sensations. Treatology is the science of blending different avors and tastes to create dishes that are an experience all on their own. Look for more taste, avor and inspiration at http:// Makes about 24 cupcakes Coffee increases the bitterness of the chocolate for richer, deeper avor Toffee adds rich buttery notes and caramelized sugar avorsCUP C AKES 1 cup water 2 tablespoons instant cof fee 1 package (16.2 ounces) Devils Food cake mix 3 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oilGANA C HE 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons instant cof fee 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 package (8 ounces) Eng lish toffee bitsPreheat oven to 350F. Line mufn pan with baking cups. In a small bowl, combine water and instant coffee; stir to dissolve. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, coffee, eggs and oil. Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently. Then, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill bak ing cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling grid to cool completely. For ganache, combine cream and instant coffee in small sauce pan; stir to dissolve. Warm over me dium heat until cream begins to steam; do not boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Place 1/2 cup ganache in disposable decorating bag. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, create a small hole in the cen ter of each cupcake; pipe in ganache. Dip tops of cupcakes in remaining ganache; lightly shake off excess. Immediately dip cupcake in toffee bits. TAS TE TERMINOLOGYThere are ve basic taste categories the taste buds perceive: Sweetness is recognized by the presence of sugar. It is very predominant in desserts, but also creates great contrast with salty and sour. Sourness can be added through a variety of acidic foods, such as vinegars and citrus fruits. Salt enhances avor, intensies sweetness and sup presses bitterness. Bitterness may be found in a variety of foods, includ ing chocolate and coffee. When not in bal ance, bitter can be offensive, but in very small quantities it adds richness and depth. Umami is described as a savory, often mouthwatering taste perceived when eating meat, sh, cheeses like parmesan and bleu and certain veg etables such as asparagus. FROZEN G REEK Y OGUR T PO PS WI TH PIS TACHIOS AND R AS P BERRIESMakes 8 pops Greek yogurt adds sour cultured notes and creamy texture Sourness is balanced by the sweet honey, which contributes oral notes Raspberries add fruity avor, which is also slightly oral 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup, plus 4 teaspoons honey, divided 1 teaspoon Wilton Clear Imitation Vanilla Extract 1/4 cup raspberries 3 tablespoons chopped pistachios, divided 4 Wilton 8-inch Cookie Sticks, cut in half Coffee Toffee Heath Cupcakes Pear and Brie Honey Tartlets Sweet and Salty Caramel Cashew Brownies Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops with Pistachios and Raspberries PEAR AND B RIE HONEY TART LE TSMakes about 2 dozen tartlets Brie has creamy texture and is a soft-ripened cheese with mild avor Honey adds sweetness and balances the cheese avor Pear also adds sweetness Cardamom adds a slight bitter note 1 sheet (1/2 of a 17.3-ounce box), puff pastry, thawed 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons honey, divided 1-1/2 cups diced, peeled rm ripe pear 1/2 4-ounce wheel, brie, cut into 1/4-inch pieces Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare a 24-cavity mini mufn pan with vegetable pan spray. On a lightly oured sur face, unfold puff pastry; roll out to about 12 inches x 8 inches. Cut into 24 squares, about 2 inches x 2 inches. Press each square into a prepared pan cavity. In a small bowl, stir together cardamom, salt and 2 tablespoons of the honey. Add pears; toss to coat. Add 1 heaping teaspoon pear mixture to each pastry tartlet. Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown and lling is bubbly. Immediately top with pieces of brie. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to cooling grid. Drizzle remaining honey over tartlets and serve immediately. In medium bowl, whisk together yo gurt, cream, 1/4 cup honey and vanilla until smooth. Place one whole raspberry in the bottom of each Wilton Round Brownie Pops Mold cavity. Cut the remaining rasp berries into quarters. To assemble pops, spoon 1-1/2 tea spoon yogurt mixture over raspberry in mold cavity; lightly tap mold against work surface to level. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon pistachios over yogurt and then 1/4 teaspoon honey over pistachios. Repeat, layering yogurt, pistachios and honey, as listed above, lightly tapping mold to level. Add a quartered piece of raspberry; top with remaining yogurt mixture and light ly tap to level. Insert sticks about 2/3 into pop; freeze at least 3 hours or overnight. S WEE T AND S AL TY C ARAMEL CASHEW B ROWNIESMakes 15 brownies Caramel gets its avor from browning sugar, butter and cream; it adds a rich, mouth-lling avor Cashews add nutty, roasted avor notes Salt reduces sweetness and increases the bitterness of the chocolate and butter in the caramel, creating a richer avor 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (squares or chips) 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter 1 cup all-purpose our 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2/3 cup cashews, chopped plus additional for garnish 15 soft caramel candiesCOFFEE TO FFEE HEA TH CUP CAKESPreheat oven to 350F. Prepare 9-inch x 9-inch pan with parchment paper. In a large saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring to combine. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, stir together our, cocoa powder and salt. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla to chocolate mixture. Stir until well combined. Add our mix ture; stir until just incorporated. Stir in cashews. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 24 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out nearly clean. While brownies bake, un wrap caramel candies and roll each one out until it is 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut with medium sized Leaf Cut-Outs cutter. Remove brownies from oven and immediately top with car amel cut outs, arranging in 3 rows of ve. Position a ca shew on each caramel. Return to oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven. Cool on cooling grid until just barely warm. Cut into 1-1/2-inch x 3-inch rectangles and serve warm or at room temperature. CHE F S CORNERTim SpainPAGE B3 M C Y K


B2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 ACROSS 1 Turns left 5 Ogles offensively 12 One for the money? 16 Actors Ken and Lena 18 Gettable 19 ___ Foods 20 Cash in 22 Tiny tunneler 23 Big gun 24 Ones doing aerobics 26 Popular British band named after the villain in Barbarella 28 Sinister seor 29 Lacoste offering 30 Soul maker 31 Channel showing old Hollywood hits 34 Disposables maker 35 Modus operandi 38 Kind of accounting 39 Bistro glassful 40 Sturdy ones 42 Org. using X-rays 45 Equally, say 47 Tangled 50 Legit 52 Words before and after my lads in the United States Merchant Marine anthem 54 ___ acid 55 Sides are often alongside them 56 Entry fee? 57 Dont look now 59 Bell or shell preceder 61 Regarding 62 Super Bowl successes, for short 63 Key of Bachs most famous Mass 65 Furniture style of Louis XV 67 Dupe 68 ___ the Explorer 70 Thats all folks, for Mel Blanc 72 Batman : Robin :: Green Hornet : ___ 74 Strand, somehow 76 Girls name meaning happiness 77 Squirm 80 John Cusacks co-star in Say Anything 82 Dir. of the Missouri between S.D. and Neb. 83 Like leftovers, often 85 Born 86 Actor Richard who played Jaws in Bond lms 87 Some A.L. (but not N.L.) players 88 It may be indicated with a ring 89 More than pique 90 Too smooth 92 Dudley Do-Rights love 94 Second place? 95 Part of N.R.A.: Abbr. 96 Email button 98 Erne or tern 102 Baloney, in Bristol 104 Entitle to wear vestments 106 Headstrong 107 East Asian stew 110 Ta-ta! 112 It may be radical 113 Places where polar bears sh 115 They may be sprayed on 116 HBO competitor 117 Bills partner 118 Pro 119 Major, for example 120 Poetic rhapsody 121 Soak (up) 122 Summer White House setting: Abbr. 123 Lady of the lea 124 Rocky shout-outs DOWN 1 Biblical peak 2 Actress Vega of Spy Kids 3 Expand 4 Mortimer of old radio 5 Contributors to The Paris Review, e.g. 6 First of 12 in South America 7 Muffs 8 Band with the 1994 album Monster 9 He and she follower 10 Not perform as expected 11 Dance popularized by Michael Jackson 12 Yep 13 Iraqi P.M. ___ al-Maliki 14 Like one of the arm bones 15 Destined (for) 17 Like vino de Rioja 19 Gobs 21 Compassion, guratively 23 Start of many jokes 25 Dos x tres 27 Latin others 31 Blue-green 32 Part of many an anniversary celebration 33 Tax-free bond, for short 35 Pair of cymbals in a drum kit 36 Ceaselessly 37 Tautological statement of nality 38 Cavs, on a scoreboard 41 Elbow-bender 42 Superstitious thespians name for a work of Shakespeare from which 21-, 23-, 37-, 58and 60Down all come 43 Take care of 44 Cause of an insurance investigation 46 One of 17 on a Monopoly board: Abbr. 48 What a goner has 49 Army threats? 51 Mendoza Mrs. 53 ___ get it! 55 System prex 58 A single stroke 60 What the lucky person leads 63 Lively 64 Piqued 65 500 events 66 Equipped to row 69 Have debts 71 The Addams Family nickname 73 ___ Maria 74 Rat 75 Carol 78 Towel designation 79 Elysium 81 Cry before haw 84 Big stretch? 91 Moccasin decorations 93 You might bow your head to receive one 94 Play about Capote 95 Famous Titanic victim 97 Zilch 99 One of The Honeymooners 100 Drippings appropriately positioned under the circled letters 101 Alternatively 103 Lo-o-ovely! 104 Director Preminger 105 You may nd a fork in it 108 Prex with -phile 109 Some reproaches 111 Palindromic cry 114 Intimidate 1234 56789 10 11 12131415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31323334 35363738 39 40 41424344 45 46 4748 49 5051 52 5354 55 56 5758 5960 61 62 63 6465 6667 6869 70 71 7273 7475 76 77 7879 80 81 82 8384 85 86 87 88 89 90 9192 93 94 95 9697 9899100101 102103 104105 106 107 108109 110 111 112 113114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 TO IL AND T RO UBLE BY D. S HLAKMAN & J. C HENSolution on B7 In my household, meat is a huge part of our meals weekly. With three kids and a teen that can pack away multiple servings in a matter of seconds without ever gaining a pound you can just imagine the cost. Below are my top 10 tried and true tips for savings money on meats.LOOK FOR MEAT S THAT ARE ON SALERecently one of my local grocery stores had chicken breast on sale for $0.99/lb during a special three-day sale. The nor mal price is $2.99-$3.99/lb making this a frugal nd and a savings of $2-plus. If your grocery budget has a little wiggle room, use it to stock up on the meats that are on sale for the week. Also look for meat that is expiring that day and ask the meat manager if they will mark it down. Usually I will cook it that night or freeze it.GRIND YOUR MEATIf pork tenderloin is on sale this week, talk to your butcher and have him grind up or slice the ten derloin into pork chops or ground pork. This will be cheaper than buying sliced pork chops. The same can be said of chuck roast or having a whole loin sliced into individ ual steaks. By having the butcher grind or slice it for you, it becomes more economical for you.BU LK UP YOUR MEATAdd items like rice, oatmeal, beans or oats to your meat. This adds nutrients and ber to your meal that your family will not notice. Instead of using 2 pounds of meat, use 1 pound and bulk it up.SLOW COOKERS ARE YOUR FRIENDLook for slow cooker recipes and cook large portions of meat. From this one meat you can make multiple meals that you can either stick in the freezer for later or into the fridge for meal planning. 6. Shop holiday meats: During the holiday sea sons look for meats that are on sale like turkey in November, ham in December and the spring, burgers and hot dogs in July. This variety of meat is good any time of year. It makes it even sweeter when you can buy it 50 percent less. Take advantage of the holiday pricing and freeze the meat for a later date.FROZEN S EAFOODI love fresh steamed seafood from the meat department, but did you know that the frozen seafood located in the meat department is the same seafood they serve in the display cases? The same can be said for the frozen bagged chicken breasts that you will nd in the meat department.M EA L PL ANNINGBuild your meals around the meat instead of the meat being the main focus. If ground tur key or beef is on sale, plan meals that include this instead of meat that is full price. This will build in an extra layer of savings into your budget.FREEZE YOUR MEATIf you freeze your meat properly, it will do away with freezer burn and stay fresh longer. Divide the meat up into smaller por tions and wrap with plastic wrap, then place into a two freezer bags. I do not have a fancy food saver, instead I do this. Make sure to write the date you purchased the meat on the bag.PRICE MATCH FOR THE BEST MEAT PRICELook at all your local grocery store ads, even stores that you do not normally shop. Remember you can take any store ad into Walmart and get the same price as the store ad.LOOK FOR COUPONS AND RE B ATE S ON MEATYes, there are actually meat coupons. Especially from national companies like Purdue, Sanders Farms, Jennie-O, Oscar Meyer and more. Any time you can nd a coupon for meat it can only help to save you money and be a better frugal shopper.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 col umnist and national speaker. She travels the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audi ences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Senseney for more information at Tanya@Divine or visit for more information.How to save money on meat SAVIN GS DIVATanya Senseney Dear Abby: Last August my husband and I allowed our sons 17-year-old girlfriend, Lindsay, to move into our home from out of state because she needs to live here for a year to establish residency for school. Shes a wonder ful girl, mature, social and helpful. My problem is my other sons (ages 18 and 14) are very angry that we have allowed a stranger to move in. My 18-yearold is a college student who lives on campus an hour away, but comes home on weekends. He and his younger broth er feel I show favoritism to Lindsay and make frequent comments about the non-family member. They worry that Im spending money on her even though they know her mom sends her money. Ill admit it has been nice to have a girl around. My boys sleep half the day away on weekends, but she gets up and is happy to run errands with me. I still include my sons in many activities with out Lindsay, as I always have, and I did not anticipate this hostility. I feel bad for her because they make little attempt to hide it. My son loves his girlfriend, and I want her to feel comfortable and welcome without alienating my other sons. Help! Mom of Three Sons Dear Mom: You and your husband are the parents, which means you are supposed to be running this asylum not the inmates. The de cision about who should or should not be a guest in your home is not up to your jealous older and younger boys, who ap pear to be suffering from a form of sibling rivalry. As a guest in your home, Lindsay should be treated with respect, and its not happening. You should insist upon it, and if your wishes are not complied with, there should be consequenc es. Dear Abby: My husband of ve years has three children from previous marriages. Earlier this year he learned some disturbing information about his youngest child. He opted not to share the information with me so as not to violate her privacy. I found out about it a few weeks ago, and I am deeply hurt that I was excluded. I feel I have never been included as a true part of the family, and this is just another example. He feels his explanation justies his actions and that should be the end of it. I am concerned that he will keep other things from me he feels are none of my business in the future. I am not at all comfortable with this situation. Do you think I am overreacting? Stepmonster in the South Dear Stepmonster: Yes, I do. Your husband decided not to discuss something with you that he felt would violate his daughters privacy. Much as you might like to, you cant push your way into being accepted. If re lationships are going to happen, they must evolve naturally. So calm down and stop personalizing this. It isnt a threat to your marriage unless you make it so. Dear Abby: In this day and age, with computers and the ability to backspace, cut, paste and delete so easily, why do you still use a P.S.? Seems to me that P.S. needs to be used only with handwritten letters. Candice in Phoenix Dear Candice: Mmmm ... not so fast. The majority of my read ers communicate with me via the Internet, as you did. They use P.S. to indicate that what they are saying is an after thought and so do I in some of my responses.Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to be-Girlfriend staying as guest deserves more respect DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 For the rst part of this week I have been Nemourss Childrens Hospital in Lake Nona offer ing support to the culinary team there. I am now able to leave my unit to offer support in other unit because of staff development. I am a rm believer that if you want to be promoted you must develop your replacement. Ken Weber is my sous chef. He came to us from another account is South Carolina and I am developing him to become an executive chef so while I am gone he will run the kitchen as if it was his and gain experience as the chef. I also believe in devel opment in the beginnings of a students culinary career and enjoy having students do their externships with me. Cayonda Spires-Saffold has just begun her fourmonth externship for Keiser Universitys culi nary program. Cayonda is already a hard worker and a fast learner and I think that might something to do with her military background. Before attending Keiser, she was E4 Specialist Cay onda Spires of the 299th Battalion Support Brigade of The United States Army. She was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas as an 88 M (Truck Operator) and served a deployment in Iraq in 2010. While completing her externship in our kitch en, Cayonda will work every station, shadow me to see a day in the life of the executive chef in a large kitchen as well as create menus and learn how to manage food costs. I am hoping that after her externship is com plete, she will continue to be a part of our culinary team. Cayonda hopes to nish her career as a dietician and own her own private chef catering ser vice and I think that there is no better place to get started on that path than right where she is right now. The rst thing that the young extern made in my kitchen was a strawber ry shortcake for patient services and since strawberries are in season, I thought I would share the recipe with you. Cheers, Chef.SHORTCAKE 8 each yellow cake mix 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup cold water 3/4 cup fresh, capped, whole strawberries 12 ounce strawberry glaze 4 ounce crunch topping 3/4 cup whipped topping1. Grease and our full size sheet pan and set aside. 2. Pour water into mixing bowl. Add cake mix to bowl. Using cake paddle, mix on medium speed for 1 minute. 3. While mixing on me dium speed, add 2nd water gradually to bowl. Stop mixer; scrape down bowl and paddle. Pour batter into prepared sheet pan. Bake at 350 F in regular oven for 25 minutes (300 F convection oven for 20 minutes). Cool cakes. 4. Cut cake into 60 equal slices (6x10). Reserve for assembly. 5. Wash fresh strawber ries. Cut into uniform slices. Prepare Strawberry Glaze according to recipe. Combine strawberries with glaze. 6. Prepare Crunch Topping according to recipe. 7. Cut each cake slice in half widthwise. Place bottom half on serving dish. Spoon strawberry/glaze mix over cake half. Place top half of cake over glaze mixture, being careful to place properly so top does not slide off. Top with generous amount of whip topping. Garnish with Crunch Topping sprinkled lightly over whip topping. Refrigerate until internal temperature reaches 41 F or less. Hold cold for service.C RUNCH T OPPING 1/4 ounce slice, blanched almonds 1-1/8 ounce sweetened, shredded coconut 2-1/4 ounce Graham crack er crumbs 1-1/8 ounce granulated sugar 2-1/4 tbsp liquid oleo mar garineToast coconut on sheet pan. Place almonds, coconut and graham cracker crumbs in mixing bowl. Mix together using cake paddle. Melt margarine. Add sugar and margarine to bowl. Mix on No. 2 speed until well blended. Cover, label and refrigerate until internal temperature reaches 41 F or less. Use as needed. This may be prepared in advance, but it must be used within 48 hours.Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at externships a great tool for young chefs CHEFS C ORNERTim Spain The news is just a click away! N EWS -S UN M C Y K


B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Ever come across a reci pe that you have all of the ingredients for, but youre lacking in the hours of cooking time it requires? (This always happens in that precious hour you have before supper is due to be ready, doesnt it?) Enter the pressure cooker. A pressure cooker is a special pot with a very tight seal that traps in hot steam. This puts the contents under pressure, cooking the food very quickly. You can nd stovetop pressure cookers and electric pressure cookers. You can cook almost anything in a pressure cooker, from vegeta bles to dessert, and the cooking happens about 70 percent faster than it does using other cooking methods. If you want a batch of bone broth in a hurry, cook it up in a pressure cooker. It takes about a third of the amount of time thats needed with a regular pot. The other great thing about pressure cooking is that the foods nutrition al value is retained better than with many other cooking methods. Using a pressure cooker is a pretty simple method of cooking, but whether you use a stove-top or electric model, you must read the instruction manuals so that you can learn how to use this kitchen tool safely and efciently. There are some things youll want to keep in mind for best results, re gardless of which type of pressure cooker you use: pressure cooker should never be packed more than two-thirds full with food. If you mess with this rule, the pressure cooker wont work prop erly. Youll have less evaporation when cooking with a pressure cooker. That means you lose less liquid than you would cooking in a regular pot. As a general rule of thumb, youll need at least one cup of liquid when pressure cooking, but you should never ll your pot more than half full with liquid. pat your meat or poultry dry before you season it and then brown in butter or oil. You can brown your meat right in the pressure cooker and then deglaze by adding a small bit of liquid, before adding the meat and additional ingredients to the pressure cooker. Tough cuts of meat work well in the pressure cooker, so save some money on the grocery bill by uspieces of meat. Youll be amazed at how quickly food can be prepared in a pressure cooker. You can cook chicken pieces in about 12 minutes.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. cookers get food on table quickly DINNER DIVALeanne Ely M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 CLASSIFIED ADS GET RESULTS! CALL 314-9876CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Garden Club of SebringSEBRING The Garden Club of Sebring met Jan. 27 at the Jack Stroup Civic Center with 36 members in attendance. The theme was Cold Protection for Florida Plants. The guest speaker was David Aus tin, Urban Horticulture & Master Gardner Coordina tor, University of Florida IFAS Extension. After the presentation, the luncheon, a th of July Picnic, was served. The next garden club meeting will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Jack Stroup Civic Center downtown. The program will be The Love of Orchids and lunch will be served after. The menu will be hot cas seroles and green salads. Upcoming events include the 2014 Annual Card Party and Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at the Jack Stroup Civic Center. Door prizes and silent auction with a donation of $8. Call 471-0657 or (801) 870-1171.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID Judy OBoyle opened the meeting asking the members what they had planned for the coming week to help them lose weight. June Elam gave a very informative program on The Queen of All Fruit, the apple. Apples help lower cholesterol and ght can cer to say nothing of lowering your blood pressure. They also reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. With that information, apples became one of the Yes Yess this week along with whole grain cereal. The No No is fried food. Karen Goodwin gave roll call and 33 members weighed in. There was an other net loss last week, and Faye Nutt was the best loser. For the month of January, the best loser was Linda Pollard and the club lost 43.25 pounds. Elsie Stratton and Linda Pollard had a 10-pound loss; June Elam, Betty Kerpan and Ida Wyland all have lost four weeks in a row; and Susan Caldwell, Phyllis Hi eronymus and Linda Hall won a I Can charm. New member Gail Shane was welcomed by the club. The Alphabet contest winners were Penny Herwarth, Dawn Edwards, Barbara Embick and Elaine Orr. The letter next week will be R. For the Dont Spill the Beans contest the white bean team is ahead, but only by 13 beans. Prizes were given to Carolyn Mead, Vi Christian, Barbara Em bick, Ethel Emanuel, Betty Kerpan and Ann Har rington. Mary Anderson, creator of the contest, gave a quiz on green beans and told a very sad story how the green bean became a vegetable. The club meets at ev ery Monday with weigh in from 3-3:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 4. The club meets at the Lake Placid Womens Clubhouse on Main Street. Call OBoyle at 260-0831. Courtesy photoThe Harmony Classic Quartet perform at the Lake Placid Ballroom Fancy Pants Ball on Feb. 8 during intermission. Paul Hinkle, Mac Brown, Joe Marquart and Stirling Snyder render some beautiful harmony. They are members of the Heartland Harmonizers and will be in a show at 2 p.m. March 14 at Union Congregational Church in Avon Park.FANCY PANTS BALL Courtesy photoMolly Kilroy was the winner of the Ms. Fancy Pants award at the Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers Ball on Saturday. She is shown with her husband, Marshall.SNAPSHOTS CLU BS N EWS M C Y K


B6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS BY NEIL SIMPSONSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING On Feb. 4 and 5, a total of 470 Tanglewood residents attended the lasagna dinners where they enjoyed excel lent food followed by superb entertainment. The annual meals, with an Italian theme, are sponsored by Heartland National Bank with all proceeds going to the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet. The kitchen crews, un der the keen eye of Judy Weyrauch, prepared huge bowls of salad and cooked the lasagna to perfection. Cindy Gallenbergers team set the tables before serving the food and clear ing the tables which were adorned by special center pieces created by Donna Condon and her Decorating Committee to reect the Italian theme. Following dinner, Marti Capodiferro, an extreme ly talented singer from Tomoka Heights in Lake Plac id, entertained with style. Marti sang songs made famous by a wide range of artists including Barbra Streisand, the Ronettes, Celine Dion, Dionne War wick, Lesley Gore and Shir ley Bassey. She had the crowd hushed for her ne rendition of Unchained Melody then brought Wednesdays group to life with O Mio Babbino. Martis stage manner is captivating. Her ev ery move and each facial expression added to her powerful delivery. She proved to be unappable, working with a different sound crew each night in unfamiliar surroundings. Comments about Mar ti included; fabulous, tremendous, humor ous, fantastic and the best evening of entertainment in Tanglewood to date. Those in attendance liked the way she related to the audience but some were disappointed that she didnt have CDs for sale. At the end of each eve ning, Marti drew the winning ticket for the 50/50 draw. On Tuesday, Gordon King walked off with $253 while Bob Flower took home $264 on Wednesday. The Tanglewood Res idents Cancer Benet thanks Dudley Burchill of Entertainment Designers Network for donating Martis talent. A big thank you is also extended to Heartland National Bank and Hometown America for their support.Two great nights at Tanglewood Courtesy photoUnder the watchful eye of Judy Weyrauch, the kitchen crew at Tanglewood prepared huge bowls of salad and dished up lasagna for the guests. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Barbara Miachika was the guest speaker at the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club on Feb. 6 at its regularly scheduled meeting. She is the author of the book, The Accidental Baker, which has been published and can be pur chased for less than $15 through on paperback or downloaded on to a Kindle. The Accidental Baker, a cake for every crisis, is a courageous memoir, re vealing a near perfect life and marriage gone wrong. A mother, homemaker and social hostess in an ideal house and family in the afuent suburb of West Vancouver, Cana da, Miachikas reality became a nightmare when her husband of 30 years lost his income, sank into alcoholism and died. Widowed, destitute and soon to be homeless, she realized no white knight was going to ride in and save her. She needed a plan. She turned to her tal ent for food preparation and baking and found her niche market in the culinary world. Using only her homemaker experience, she opened Cuisine de Bar bara, a private cooking school. Soon Bon Appetit Magazine featured her in an amazing spread of 10 pages, propelling her on to an executive position in San Francisco. After six years in this corporate world, she was downsized out of her high powered job. Networking and her own creativity saved her again. She opened FunFrance Travels, a boutique food and wine travel company, plus The Beideman Street Group, her own food con sulting business. In her memoir, The Accidental Baker, food was the common theme; it owed like a silky ribbon throughout her life, giving credibility and warmth to every crisis. The lessons learned on the road to success make for great reading and baking. This story sends a powerful message: your dreams are within your reach. It is a memoir with recipes. For more information on this book, call Miac hika at 314-0321 or email her at miachikab@yahoo. comAccidental Baker author visits Rotary Courtesy photoBarbara Miachika is The Accidental Baker and spoke to members of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club last week about her book. M C Y K


www.newssun.comWednesday, February 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 HAWSLEERSATUNUM OLINSINREACHWHOLE REDEEMTERMITEKAHUNA EXERCISERSDURANDURAN BANDOLEROPOLOSHIRT KIATCMBIC HOWCOSTEAUOAKSTSA INHALFINAKNOTKOSHER HEAVEHOOLEICENTREES ANTEUHOHTACOASTO TDSBMINORROCOCOCON DORAEPITAPHKATO SNOWINFELICIAWRITHE IONESKYEESEREHEATED NEEKIELDHSMOODIRE GLIBNELLTENSASSN SENDSEA B IRDTOSH ORDAINWIL L FULHOTPOT TOODLEOOI O NICEHOLES TANSSHOC O OFORRANK ODESOPE D TEWEYOS PUZZLE SOLUTIONFRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Placid L akes Party L ineBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID Placid Lakes Social Circle will have its March meeting at 4 p.m. March 13 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. This is a week later due to the members being on the Caribbean cruise from March 2-9. The Pioneers are surfac ing weekly. The latest one is Rusty Eurich, who goes back to when they had the homeowners meeting at the Placid Lakes Country Club before town hall came into existence back in the s. Frank Suter built Rustys house back then on Washing ton Street, NW. We know youre out there, Frank. A meeting is coming up Monday, Feb. 17 at town hall for the Placid Lakes Homeowners Assocation. The Dalton Gang is working on that dinner train mystery ride out of Fort Myers, and also the dinner/show at the Palm Theatre in Fort My ers featuring The Music Man Musical. We should have some positive infor mation at the March 13 meeting. Theres some serious repairs being made at the town hall on the outside walls. A great crew of workers are there doing a great job. Rummage sale is coming up fast. Dont miss it.T own and Country MHPBy Janet DaySEBRING At the February Homeowners meeting, trustee Toby Chapel encouraged everyone to recycle cardboard, plastics, glass and newspapers. Bins are available within reasonable distance for our use. An audience person informed us that Lowes does collect styrofoam products for processing. Glass is utilized by the local asphalt plant in Highlands County. Our landlls do get full and we all need to assist with this conservation issue. Upcoming February activities announced by event chairperson Wendy Johnson include some unique happenings. On Saturday, Feb. 8 a park birthday party was sched uled for all residents. Local singer Lora Patton entertained from 6-9 p.m. with ice cream and cake served. Admission to the party was a bag of kitten or puppy food that was donated to the Humane Society. Mens break fast out is today, Feb. 12, at Jimmys. Ladies lun cheon is the same day at Sun N Lake at 11:30 a.m. Park breakfast is Friday, Feb. 14, and features plain or blueberry pancakes plus usual extras. Feb. 22 brings us a Chili Cook-Off and Slave Auction (hmm). Volunteer chili cooks are sought, plus cornbread bakers. After the judging at 4:30 p.m., a chili and cornbread supper will be served. Slave auction fol lows with president Mark Sims in charge. Tuesday, Feb. 25 features a soup and sandwich lunch. Sign-up for meal events is essential. Januarys potluck supper was one of the best Ive attended with 52 present and delectable dishes available. Lee Niedzielski claimed the 50/50 prize. Janet Johns movie selections included Pursuit of Happiness on Feb. 5 and Parental Guidance set for Feb. 19. By voice vote, HOA meeting time is changed to 9 a.m. with coffee/do nuts served at 8:30. For rising early, in March we will be treated to per formers from Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop group giving us a preview of their upcoming concert. Our Richard Eade is a member of this talented group of musicians. Wendy Johnson informed us there is no active FMO organization presently in this area (District 6). FMO is of great assistance to manufactured homeowners so anyone who can step up and get a group started will be doing a great ser vice. Our park has 65 per cent participation in the FMO; congratulations to our members. President Sims recognized Wendy Johnson and Bill Wyse for their efforts in increasing membership at Town and Country. Congratulations to Bill and Connie Mullen on Cooper Road for their se lection as House of the Month by our managers. Calvin Williams had successful knee replacement surgery recently. Daphne Rigle and Marilyn White are healing from shoulder injuries. Jerry Niedzielski recovers from eyelid surgery. Gisela Bukantis has kicked her boot cast goodbye and is able to walk slowly/carefully. Now, Betty Geiter has the boot cast with torn ligaments and a broken bone. Sad news involving park folks, Dan and Kay Wol ma. Dans brother and wife were fatalities of the terrible accident we witnessed on national news on I-94 in Indiana recently. Dan and Kay traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich. to be with all the family in their time of grief. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the Wolmas. It is with sadness we watch the Lichtle mobile home leaving the park. Bill and Mary have been park residents for sever al years and their many friends will miss them. Kind thoughts are extended for their future plans. I recently learned Bud and Barbara Farmer are avid supporters of the Military Sea Services Museum in Sebring. The museums mission statement is to preserve the traditions of the U.S. Naval Sea Services to include Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, both past and present. Various memorabilia has been donated for dis plays to include a replica of the USS Highlands (APA-119), a Haskell-class attack transport built and used by the US Navy in World War II. She was named after Highlands County Bud is retired from the U.S. Navy, serving six years active duty, 18 years reserve during WWII, Ko rea, Viet Nam era. Bud and Barbara volunteer their service at the museum, which is on Roseland Avenue. The hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Tours are available or browse yourself. A brick memorial walkway honors service men/women with name and dates served. February birthdays include Gisela Bukantis, Leo Boisvert, Dan Wolma, Joyce Glassbrook, Daphne Rigle, Bess Wyse, Marie Taylor, Georgie Krueser, Wanda Bogaczyk, Ray and Nancy Dubuque. Best wishes to all and Happy Valentines Day.T ropical Harbor E statesBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID This was a busy week for all participating people in the park. First, the Mens Pancake Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. They made pancakes for 123 people. Then it was off to the Country Fair. If you made an entry, did you win? Then, looking to see all the entries from peo ple in the park, which is always amazing to see the talent that we have here. Maybe you also volunteered to help in one of the booths in DeVane Park. Monday morning coffee was made by Marcia Collier and Joanne Fox. Peggy Sue Teague was our smil ing emcee. She and all the other tr avelers were back from their Caribbean cruise. Carole and Jim Gray brought their friend, Dee Benbow, down to the cof fee. Jerry and Joan Rau have her sister, Janet, vis iting. Carolyn and John Reece brought his broth er, Pete, to the coffee meeting. We welcome new resi dents: Ray and Barbara Schunk of 322 Belle Field, from Wisconsin; Wayne and Debbie Gilham of 531 of Beechcraft, from Mis souri; and Michael and Judith Welling of 333 Belle Field, from New York. Carol Noel gave her report on people in the park as follows: Lonnie Lipow ski and Pat Wahl had sur gery, and there were also thinking of you cards for Evelyn Guiney and Joe Schweiger. There were sympathy cards for the passing of Wendy Hen rys mother, and former residents Cliff Hilton and Ralph Painter, who have also passed away. Peggy Sue read the names of this weeks birthdays and we sang Happy Birthday to Rick Knoche with the help of Marilyn Cromers playing the piano. We also sang for a 56th Wedding Anniversary to Ken and Marilyn Bigham. This is my last chance to remind you of the Crazy Card Party Satur day, Feb. 15. You bought your ticket, so dont for get to come and have a fun time. Feb. 16 is the Soup and Sandwich Meal. Lord willing, you bought your ticket for this too, so you can come and enjoy a meal with friends. This is another busy weekend in the park. Monday, Feb. 17 we pick up our phone directo ries at the morning coffee. Weve all been looking forward to this. That picture directory that we will look at again and again to help restore our memory. Feb. 18 is the day we all go out to eat. The Mustangs go out to the Caddy Shack Bar and Grill for their lunch in Sebring. Bob Reed made the ar rangements. The ladies will go to Spring Lake to Michaels with Doris Dornbach and Mary Dixon hosting. Feb. 20 the Red Hats go to the Lake Placid Moose Lodge for lunch. After this, they will be going on a ride to and through the Archbold Ranch. Feb. 22 is the second dance of the season with s/s/s music. The music will be provided by Larry Musgrove. Tickets are $5. Come and dance, or just listen. The fol lowing Sunday at 6 p.m. will be the Walking Ta cos Meal. You dont know what they are? Buy a ticket and come and nd out. This is a fundraiser for Re lay for Life. Feb. 3 was the homeowners meeting. The new board members who took over were president, Louis F. Wackerhauser; vice president, Tom Hoover; treasurer, Tom Slango; membership, Alice Fazio; and member at large, Jim Quartier. All the members gave their thanks to the resi dents for voting for them. It is very important that all residents join the HOA if you want to take an active part in this community. The ladies coffee was made by Marysue Willeke and I treated with pumpkin nut bread. Charlotte Charlton led the meeting. There was a large meet ing as everyone was home from the cruise. Judy Muise and Mary Pelfrey were thanked for the great time everyone had on the cruise. Charlotte went through the activities for the month. She also asked all winners at the Country Fair to stand up and be acknowledged. Always remember that life is the journey that gets us to our heavenly destination, so, enjoy the journey. M C Y K


B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 LINDSEY TANNERAssociated PressCHICAGO Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didnt budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis nds. Though even most preschoolers consume some caffeinecontaining products, their average was the amount found in half a can of soda, and overall caffeine intake declined in children up to age 11 during the decade. The analysis is the rst to examine recent national trends in caffeine intake among children and young adults and comes amid a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investiga tion into the safety of caffeine-containing foods and drinks, especially for children and teens. In an online announcement about the investigation, the FDA notes that caffeine is found in a variety of foods, gum and even some jelly beans and marshmal lows. The probe is partly in response to reports about hospitalizations and even several deaths after consuming highly caffeinated drinks or energy shots. The drinks have not been proven to be a cause in those cases. The new analysis, by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that at least through 2010, energy drinks were an uncommon source of caffeine for most U.S. youth. The results were published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against caffeine consumption for children and teens because of po tentially harmful effects from the mild stimulant, including increases in heart rate and blood pressure, and worsening anxiety in those with anxiety disorders. Dr. Stephen Daniels, chairman of the academys nutrition committee, said caffeine has no nutritional value and theres no good data on what might be a safe amount for kids. Evidence that even very young children may regularly consume caffeine products raises concerns about possible long-term health effects, so parents should try to limit their kids intake, said Daniels, head of pediatrics at the Universi ty of Colorados medical school. The authors analyzed national health surveys from 1999 through 2010, involving a total of 22,000 from age 2 to 22. The children or their parents answered questions about what they ate or drank the previous day, a common method researchers use to assess Americans diets. In 2010, 10 percent of daily caffeine came from energy drinks for 19to 22-yearolds; 2 percent for 17to 18-year-olds, and 3 percent for 12to 16-year-olds. For younger kids, the amount from energy drinks was mostly minimal or none during the study. The average intake in the study was about 60to 70 milligrams daily, the amount in a 6-ounce cup of coffee or two sodas, said lead author Amy Branum, a health statistician at the CDCs National Center for Health Statistics. For the youngest kids it was much less than that. Use of energy drinks increased rapidly during the study, even if they didnt amount to a big portion of kids caffeine intake, and that rise is a trend researchers are going to keep their eyes on, Branum said. Soda was the most common source of caffeine throughout the study for older children and teens; for those up to age 5, it was the second most com mon after tea. Soda intake declined for all ages as many schools stopped selling sugary soft drinks because of obesity concerns. The American Beverage Association, whose members include makers of soft drinks and energy drinks, maintains that caffeine has been safely added to drinks as a avor enhancer for more than 100 years. In amounts often found in coffee and some energy drinks, caffeine can have a pleasant stimulating or alerting effect, the groups website says. Maureen Beach, a group spokeswom an, said the study conrms that kids consumption of caffeine from soft drinks has decreased.Caffeine common in kids, young adults; mainly soda Dr. Stephen Daniels, chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics nutrition committee, said caffeine has no nutritional value and theres no good data on what might be a safe amount for kids.Even in preschoolers, study shows M C Y K


w Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-541 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF MILDRED E.PERALTA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MILDRED E.PERALTA,deceased,whose date of death was September 28,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. 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 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 February 5,2014. Personal Representative: JoAnn Ruth Sinay 10945 SW 90th Avenue Miami,Florida 33176 Attorney 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 agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. February 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-00217 DIVISION: U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2010-1, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT A.LUNDY,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04,2013 and entered in Case No.28-2013-CA-00217 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2010-1,is the Plaintiff and ROBERT A.LUNDY; JENNIFER LUNDY; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION,INC.; 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 4th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 100 FEET OF LOT 13, BLOCK R,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS: LOT 13,BLOCK R,SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 13,BLOCK R, SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 126.67 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 97.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 7533 VALENCIA ROAD,SEBRING, FL 33876 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 December 5,2013. 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 F12013611 NATIONSTAR-CONV-kpeterson-Team 4 F12013611 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or der to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 12-08283 OWB February 5,12,2014 1050Legals 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, AS 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 AULETTO; 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 orA 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 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'' IN 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 Clerk February 5,12,2014 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 12,2014. Personal Representative: JOHN E.HORSHAM a/k/a JOHN HORSHAM 2773 North Pomelo Avenue Avon Park,Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: VICTORIA J.ALVAREZ,ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.338591 V.J.ALVAREZ & ASSOCIATES,P.A. 1202 N.Armenia Tampa,Florida 33607 Telephone:(813) 835-1955 February 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.13000535PCAXMX IN RE:ESTATE OF JANET G.HORSHAM, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JANET G.HORSHAM,deceased,whose date of death was August 1,2012,file number 13000535PCAXMX,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870-3867.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. through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against the above named not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 28,2014,entered in Civil Case No.2012-CA-000961 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein The Bank of New York Mellon formerly known as The Bank of New York as successor Trustee to JP Morgan Chase Bank as Trustee,FKA Bank One,National Association,as Trustee for certificate holders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities,Inc.Asset Backed Certificates,Series 2002-1 Plaintiff and Faye M. Jerido McFadden a/k/a Faye M.Jerido a/k/a Faye M.McFadden are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W.GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M.,March 12,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 4,BLOCK B,STEWART'S ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 3,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 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 12-243366 FC1 W50 February 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000961 The Bank of New York Mellon formerly known as The Bank of New York as successor Trustee to JP Morgan Chase Bank as Trustee,FKA Bank One,National Association,as Trustee for certificate holders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities,Inc. A sset Backed Certificates,Series 2002-1 Plaintiff, -vs.Faye M.Jerido McFadden a/k/a Faye M.Jerido a/k/a Faye M.McFadden and Simon W.McFadden; City of Sebring, Florida; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by, 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000508 Wells Fargo Bank,National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Denver G.Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew and Lorna A.Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew, Husband and Wife; Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association,Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against the above named not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 28,2014,entered in Civil Case No.2012-CA-000508 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein Wells Fargo Bank,National Association,Plaintiff and Denver G.Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew and Lorna A.Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew,Husband and Wife are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W. GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M.,March 12, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 20,IN BLOCK 65,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-207572 FC01 WN1 February 12,19,2014


B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.83:801-809.Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M.ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2014,at Highlands Self Storage Inc.7825 S.Georage Blvd.Sebring, FL 33872.All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted.Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNITS TO BE SOLD #19 & 77 February 12,19,2014 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 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated 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 A lbertelli Law A ttorney 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 A venue,Ocala,Florida 34475 on or before March 5,2014,and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter.If you fail to do so,a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: none.Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders,are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office.You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address.(You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office.WARNING:Rule 12.285,Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information.Failure to comply can result in sanctions,including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED:January 16,2014 ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Cyndi Dassinger Deputy Clerk January 22,29; February 5,12,2014 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Meredith Dunbar & Latanya Wright that on 02/24/2014 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave.Sebring, FL 33870.The personal property in Unit #45 of Meredith Dunbar & Latanya Wright will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S. 83.806(4). February 12,19,2014 The date of first publication of this Notice is February 12,2014. Personal Representative: Tracie L.Wilson P.O.Box 44 Leicester,North Carolina 28748 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. A ttorney for Tracie L.Wilson Florida Bar Number:21297 STONE LAW GROUP,P.L. 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863)402-5424 Fax:(863)402-5425 Secondary E-Mail: February 12,19,2014 1050Legals DUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894


w Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 FORD ASTRO1989. Runs good. Perfect for work truck. $700. Call 863-699-9429 or 863-243-4019 1977 FORD Ranchero GT Pickup, 351 Windsor Engine, Automatic, & Pwr steering. May consider trade. $3650 Will Sacrifice / Make offer Must See & Drive! 863-414-0732 or 863-465-9100 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationEZ GORuns good. New Charger 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 REDUCED 8400RecreationalVehiclesPOOL TABLEMizerak. Great condition with Balls, Triangle and Cue Stick. $350. Call 727-744-0767 8350Sporting Goods 8000 Recreation SWING AWAYLIFT Harman for power chair or cart. New $1800, Now $800 obo. Call 352-304-2849 ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR,never used. 2yrs. old. $3500 brand new. Now $1,000 obo. Call 863-304-2849 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesWANTED: GOOD,Used, Hand held wood carving tools, and Jewelers magnifying Head Band. 863-465-0978 7340Wanted to BuyTAG SALES,ESTATE SALES, LIQUIDATIONS. Certified Appraiser 45 + Years of experience, Fees based on Sales. We do it all! Call Stan at 863-414-5284 SEBRING VILLAGE Trash & Treasure Sale. 4343 Schumacher Rd. 1 mile west of Wal Mart Sat. Feb 15th, 7;30AM1:00 PM., in the Club House. Coffee & Donuts Available for Sale. SEBRING THUR.SAT. 8 2pm. The corner of Roadrunner and Heron. Huge Moving Sale! Lots of new stuff! Housewares, electronics. Everything Must Go! SEBRING -WHISPERING PINES Village Annual Bazaar & Flea Market, Sat. 2/15, 8-12 2323 Brunns Rd. Sausage muffins, hot dogs, funnel cakes, bake sale, quilt & basket raffle, door prizes. Fun band. Dog parade. SEBRING *MULTIFAMILY SALE* 2800 State Road 17 N (Dinner lake Villa #13) Fri & Sat, Feb. 14 & 15 8am 2pm. Great Variety / Good Prices.Something For Everyone. SEBRING *HUGE SALE 4101 Higson Ave. (off Golfview Dr.) Fri & Sat, Feb 14 & 15, 8:30-?. Furn., Sm. Appl., Lawn mowers, Tools, Antiq., Household Items, Home School books etc., Drum Heads, Electric Piano. MORE! SEBRING *MULTIFAMILY SALE* 327 Tern Ave., Sat. Feb. 15, 8am 2pm. Baby Items, Furn., Toys, Ladies Clothing, Household Items. Too Much To List! L.P.COVEREDBRIDGE Annual Fair. Sat. 2/15, 8 2. White Elephant, Bake Sale, Food, Plants, Clothing, Jewelry, Furn., Drawing for Hand Made Quilt, Gift Certificates, Cash, & Many More! Hwy. 27 to Lk. Francis Rd. follow signs. AVON PARKSat. 8 2pm. 100 N. Anoka Ave. Multi-Family Sale! Furn., elec., clothes, books, Barbies & misc. household. AVON PARKFri. Sat. 8 2pm. 16 Forest Hill Dr. Adult walker, bed side potty, 13" T.V., 1.7 cu.ft. refrigerator, motorized Barbie Jeep, tools, knick knacks, clothes, shoes & much more! AVON PARK716 E. Cornell St., Fri & Sat, Feb. 14th & 15th. 8am 6pm. Glassware, household items, clothing and lots of misc. AVON PARK*Multi Family Sale* 404 Malcolm St.Fri & Sat,Feb.14 & 15, 8am? Furniture, Blue glasses & plates, Fire King green dishes, Fishing gear/rods/reels, Shelves, Baby/Adult clothing. Much More! AVON PARK*MOVING / ESTATE* Sale 402 S, Florida Ave, Fri & Sat, Feb 14 & 15, 8am 2pm. Furn, Sm. Appliances, Household Items, Tools. Too Much Too List! 7320Garage &Yard Sales ROCKING CHAIRAntique. $95 obo. Call 863-471-0927 HOMELITE BLOWERHandheld Good Condition. $40. 863-443-0912 7310Bargain BuysHEATER PORTABLEHD. One big room. $20. Call 863-441-4418 GOLF CLUBSladies full set w/headcovers & bag w/stand, used few times, good cond., $65 all, 863-453-7027. GOLF CLUBS(Full Set) Leather Trimmed Bag / Head Covers / Pull Cart w/ fold down attached seat. $40. 863-385-7295 GOLF CLUBS( Full Set) With BAG & CLUB COVERS. Bag has stand. Very good condition. All used a few times. $65. 863-453-7027 GE REFRIGERATOR almond color, $50. 863-257-1174 GALAXY RANGE( Natural Gas ) Works Excellent. Real Clean / No Frills. Top has paint issues. $50. OBO 863-402-2285 DOLL HOUSEFurniture, Handmade from balsa wood. Not for children. 5 rooms & lots of accessories. Doll house included. $50. 863-402-2285 DEER STAGBOOTS / 1 pair 5" in Mens Size 7 1/2 Medium. NEW! Never worn. $27. 863-382-6741 CRAFTSMAN ACBlower / Vac With Bag. Used 2 Times. $67. 863-382-6741 COLEMAN LANTERNNorth Star / Butane Fuel. Like New w/ extra Mantel. $20. 863-402-2285 CAR BUFFER3". Like new. $20. Call 863-441-4418 CALLAWAY DRIVERLadies 10 degree $20. Golf Hammock Area. 269-963-7817 BOOKS WESTERNStake your pick. .50 cents a book. Call 863-385-1563 BIFOLD DOORS2, 75" long. 2 Bifold doors 66" long. 3 passage doors 30" wide. $15. the lot. 863-453-3104 ANTIQUEWICKERRocking Chair. Early 1900's, Wicker painted in good condition, but needs special attention. $50. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain BuysGREAT DEALS!10'X14' storage shed, like new, $1500. 42'' John Deere lawnmower. 5'x9' metal trailer, $1000 both. 863-451-6990. 7300MiscellaneousBEAUTIFUL GENTLYused home theater organ/bench. New price near $60,000, purchased locally from Fletcher Music. Top line model, still one of the best home instruments on the market From estate of home in Highlands Village, proceeds to church ministry. $9800 obo, no trades. Call Pastor Gerald Webber at 863-214-4859 for appointment. 7260MusicalMerchandiseREDECORATING !COMPLETE Living Room Furniture For Sale. Sofa, Recliner, Coffee / End Tables, 2 Wall Unit Book Shelves. Info. & Prices Call 863-381-3549. 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise 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 2/2,1450 sq. ft. New A/C, 1 car over sized garage. 1 yr. Lease, 1st/last. $800/mo. + deposit. Includes lawn care, must have references. Call Tony 863-446-3082 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.863-453-2669AVON PARKUnfurnished Studio Apartment. $295/mo. + Security. Call 863-452-0101. 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 Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING DOUBLE-WIDEMobile 2/2. Excel cond. Heated pool, water & sewer, trash pick up & other amenities. 55+ Park. Call 863-471-6516 for an appointment. PALM HARBORHOMES 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 for details 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 LAKE FRONT,Beach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board, 55+. 2/1, new appliances, laminate floors, sun room. Beautiful. Dinner Lake MHP. $12,500. 813-965-3092 LAKE FRONT,Beach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board. Dinner Lake MHP, 55+. 2/1, Completely remodeled w/furniture, sun room. Beautiful Lake View. $12,500. Call 813-965-3092 5050Mobile HomesFor SaleLAKE FRONTBeach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board. Dinner Lake MHP, 55+. 1/1, new laminate flooring, central air, screened in porch. Sweet. $4,500. 813-965-3092 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING MUSTSELL! 1 acre Vacant lot in an up & coming area. Could be your vacation dream spot. Call 614-837-2394 4220Lots for Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialGENTLEMAN/SITTER CAREGIVER looking for position. Experienced with References. 863-658-4837 2300Work Wanted SUNSHINE P A YDA Y LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 386-338-3021 SHOP SUPERVISOR/MECHANIC to work on farm/ ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, fleet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills needed. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 SEBRING PRECIOUSAngels is seeking CNA's or Home Maker Companions. Must be able to pass Level 2 Background check. Driver license, Reliable car and Insurance on the car is a must. Call 863-382-2796 or stop in to fill out application. RESTAURANT TAKING APPLICATIONS for Servers, Cooks, Dishwashers & Janitorial. Apply @ Springlake Golf Resort MonSat. 8 5pm. Call 863-655-6215 For Directions Only LOOKING FORLPN P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. We have a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa 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 CASE MANAGER,FARMWORKER JOBS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM (FT)Open until filled. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. 2100Help Wanted K &M Blueberry Farm and Nursery4 Temporary workers needed in Waynesboro, MS from approximately Feb. 23, 2014 Oct 15, 2014. There will be a 1 week training period and 2 week probation period for the worker to meet the production standards listed in the application. Manual plant, cultivate, harvest field crops. Use hand tools, shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Inspect field irrigation systems, dig up and replace damaged pipes, valves, water jets, sprinklers, etc. using shovels, wrenches, etc. May construct trellises, repair farm fences and farm buildings by mending or replacing, replacing damaged posts by removing, digging a hole and putting in a new post using hammers, wire stretchers, paint, brushes, etc. Prune blueberry bushes by hand using pruning shears and loppers. Remove debris from fields using hoes, shovels, baskets, etc. Load mulch on trailer and move to fields, unload and spread mulch around plants as needed. Inspect the field to maintain a 3 to 5 foot weed free strip between rows by removing weeds, grass, etc., using a hoe or pulling by hand. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilizers and applying pesticides, clean pack, load harvested products, post harvest clean-up & other related activities. Each worker may be given a picking card which he will keep throughout the workday. Workers may receive a hooked belt and carry 2 1 gallon picking buckets as they move down assigned rows picking all ripe berries, placing them in the bucket. Each worker must pick the plants clean of all ripe fruit. When buckets are filled the worker will take to the Supervisor who then punches their picking card. Harvest by use of mechanical equipment, load and transport blueberries to processing shed. Inspect bushes for damage, disease or insect infestation and remove or replace as directed. Clean, adjust and repair machinery and implements. Workers must be able to stand, sit, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from waist), push, pull, reach, lift and carry items from 5 to 30 pounds, withstand exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and natural elements. Work may vary due to weather conditions: blueberries must be picked and packed within a limited time of harvest. Workers must wear appropriate clothing and footwear for working conditions described. Expect occasional periods of little/no work because of weather/crop/ other conditions. will be paid the highest of $9.87 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, _3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. A pply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 601-584-1202, A L 256-259-1835, LA 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672 using job order # MS84631. EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER, Fast Pace Industrial Cleaning. Flexible schedule. Starting at minimum wage. Contact Mary 863-465-2197 DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS P/T, wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at HAIRSTYLISTS. YOUdon't need to pay outrageous booth rent to work in a beautiful salon. Great Location. Call Lois at 863-385-2728 or 863-414-6903 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentHAVE SCISSORSWILL TRAVEL Will cut Hair in YOUR home. $15. Avon Park. Licensed in 3 states. Call 863-453-8955 1550ProfessionalServicesCHECK 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 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035576 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035577CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00035726 SFSC HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD # 00035900


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