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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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VOL. 95 NO 18 Sunn and nice in the afternoon High 73 Low 47 Details on A12Arts/Entertainment B3 Business ................ B5 Classied ............... B9 Dear Abby ................ B2 Obituaries .............. A7 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Religion .................. B6 Sports on TV ......... A10 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Avon Parks Blake ghts way into state title match A9 Free File from the IRS has saved 40 million taxpayers an estimated $1.2 billion in preparation fees DO YOUR T A XES FOR FREEB1Pinson named new manager at Hammock A2 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Call it Esprit de Corps. Call it brotherhood. Call it just being good friends and neigh bors, but when neighbors learned their fellow retired U.S. Marine had lost his wife, they jumped in to help. Its not just the (U.S.) Marines. The park is like an extended family, said Chuck Frum about the camaraderie among all military veter ans at Highland Oaks RV Resort. In the Corps, we talked about Espirt de Corps. When someone says hes got your six, hes got your six. Frum, 72, and fellow retired Ma rine Gary Dyer, 76, had the back of Jay Adams, 74, also retired USMC, when his wife died of a heart attack on Dec. 19, 2013, the Thursday before Christmas. They had been married 49 years, 3 months and 28 days, but whos counting? Jay said. Adams daughter, Lynn Marie Ir win, didnt want her dad driving alone 2,600 miles, round-trip, to the couples home in Arkansas for the funeral. An auto accident in 1981 and years of back surgery had left Jay unable to drive for long periods of time without a rest. So Frum and Dyer offered to drive him and tow his Jeep for two solid days, Dyer said. He didnt know the Adams as well as Frum did, but when they needed Semper FiFormer Marines step up to help buddy Phil Attinger/News-SunWhen someone says theyve got your six, hes got your six, said Chuck Frum (right) about members, active or retired, of the U.S. Marine Corps. When Frum and Gary Dyer (center) learned the wife of fellow Marine Jay Adams died just before Christmans, and he had to make a long trip to Arkansas to arrange for the funeral, they volunteered to drive him in shifts. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING School board members said they loved doing walk-through tours of all Highlands County schools last week. For Bill Brantley, the vis it was eerily familiar. This is my fourth walkthrough. We have the same list of wants and repairs as always, Brantley said. During Tuesdays School Board of High lands County regular meeting, he noted that some schools have had the same carpet for 25 years, the same furniture or the same problems with roofing and plumbing. Some schools have up to 12 portable classrooms, with no immediate plans to replace them with sitebuilt facilities. We have a lot of issues, but unfortunately no re sources, Brantley said. School Board Chairman Ronnie Jackson recalled both he and Board Attor ney John McClure both attended Avon Elementary School 50 years ago. (It) probably has the same carpet as when McClure and I were there, Jackson said. Brantley recommended the school board have a workshop on the half-cent sales tax and see if there is any way to increase fund ing to the district. Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox and As sistant Super intendent Mike Averyt, head of operations, said they would look at the workshop schedule and see when they could t that in. Cox said they would likely have the discussions well before budget workshops start late this spring The last voter referen dum on taxes was in 2005 to levy a half-cent sales tax for capital improve ments, Cox said. The turnout was fairly low and the measure was defeated.Schools may look to increase fundingRevenue has dropped by $6 million since We have a lot of issues, but unfortunately no resources.Bill Brantley school board memberIn the Corps, we talked about Esprit de Corps. When someone says hes got your six, hes got your six.Chuck Frum former MarineSEE SCHOOLS | A8SEE MARINES | A7 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING This years Sebring City Council election is less than one month away and, like the candidates, the News-Sun is in election mode. The 2014 Sebring elections will feature seven candidates for three seats on the Sebring council. Kathy Haley is running unopposed for her city clerk position and John Shoop is also unopposed in his bid to replace George Hensley as mayor. The News-Sun will present a Candidate Forum Monday at the Jack Stroup Civic News-Sun Sebring Candidate Forum slated for Monday Walking tour to teach how scrub jays make a living in the scrubA6 SEE FORUM | A8 www.newssun.com Sunday, February 16, 2014 BY S AMANTHA GHO LARStaff WriterSEBRING The histor ic Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring smelled of fresh cut roses and sweet treats Saturday morning as more than 100 guests lled the room for the inaugural Cups of Love High Tea presented by the Champion for Children Foundation. The theatre was transformed in a love-lled, gar den-like atmosphere at the hands of volunteers and coordinators. The newly formed Awetistic Child Committee, a part of the CCF, is headed by Jennifer Lipowski and Joy Salinder. Both were greeting guests and visitors Saturday during the special event. The co-chairs are avid advocates for autistic children in the community and are working to build a network of assistance for these children and their families. We dont really have a number for children suffering from autism in this community, said Salinder. Thats something we are trying to work on. For now we want to raise aware ness. One in 88 children suffer from some form of autism, said Lipowski. One in 56 of those with autism is Cups of Love benefits autistic children Katara Simmons/News-SunCharlene Edwards and Martile Blackman chat Saturday during the Cups of Love High Tea fundraiser event in Sebring. SEE TEA | A8 M C Y K

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com http//:www.newssun.com 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 editor@newssun.com.; 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 obits@newssun.com 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 mitch.collins@newssun.com Vickie Watson 386-5631 vickie.watson@newssun.com 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 scott.dressel@newssun.com Phil Attinger, Staff Writer, ext. 541 or phil.attinger@newssun. com Samantha Gholar, Staff Writ er, ext. 526 or samantha.gholar@ newssun.com Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@newssun. com Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ newssun.com. ROMONA W A SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERYL OTTOWednesday, Feb. 12 5-8-19-34-41-49 X-4 Saturdays Jackpot: $10 millionP OWERBALLWednesday, Feb. 12 36-44-49-52-57 PB-1 X-2 Saturdays Jackpot: $330 millionF ANTA SY 5 Thursday, Feb. 13 2-7-11-13-34 Friday, Feb. 14 10-20-29-33-34MEGA M ONEYFriday, Feb. 14 2-20-28-37 PB-3 Feb. 14 Jackpot: $1.3 millionMEGA M ILLION STuesday, Feb. 14 20-28-35-71-72 PB-7 X-3 Feb. 14 Jackpot: $154 millionCA SH 3 Thursday, Feb. 13 Day: 9-7-8 Night: 1-7-2 Friday, Feb. 14 Day: 9-6-6 Night: 9-6-2 P LAY 4Thursday, Feb. 13 Day: 0-7-8-8 Night: 7-6-5-3 Friday, Feb. 14 Day: 5-4-6-3 Night: 4-2-6-0 Culvert installation closes roadLAKE PLACID Highlands County Road and Bridge Department will be closing Old Parker Island Road from County Road 29 to McClellan Road from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday for culvert installation. Detours will be posted. For further information you may contact the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 402-6529.News-Sun hosts Candidates ForumSEBRING The NewsSun will host a Candidates Forum from 5:308:30 p.m. Monday at the Jack Stroup Civic Center in Sebring. Questions will be asked of the seven candidates for Sebring City Council Lenard Carlisle, Rob Horne, Mary Ann Lewis, Marty Roepstorff, Mark Stewart, Nadine Tedstone-Elliott and Bud Whitlock. It will also give May or-elect John Shoop and City Clerk Kathy Haley an opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience. A number of Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Commissioners and Sebring Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) Board Members are anticipated to attend. Subject matters may be raised that could reasonably be expected to appear before a Board therefore in an abundance of caution is given public notice of the event.Makayla Ryan has book signingAVON PARK The Avon Park Public Library will host local author Makayla Ryan for a book signing at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Ryan is a Christian self-help author with the desire to make a positive contribution to humanity. She has written six Christian books, and is also a poet and a novelist. Two of Ryans books will be available for pur chase at the library book signing: The Pure in Heart, a resource book for those who wish to study the deeper meanings of Scripture; and A Journey of Faith, the story of overcoming abuse and severe emotional struggle through faith. Ryans books can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Books-A-Million. Several are also available as e-books through her website, christfollowers.yolasite.com. A portion of the money from each sale of A Journey of Faith is donated to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), which is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. RAINN operates the National Sexual Abuse Hotline and carries out many programs to pre vent sexual violence and help survivors. The Avon Park Public Library is at 100 N. Museum Ave. For more information, contact the library at 452-3803 or visit the librarys website at www.myhlc.org.Ride the R acetrack tickets on saleSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce Ride the Racetrack is almost here. Presented by MidFlor ida, Sebring International Raceway and Skip Barber School of Racing, Ride the Racetrack is a twisting and turning ride for anyone who dares to go two laps around the entire 3.7mile track. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at Sebring Internation al Raceway. Avoid the lines and purchase tickets ear ly at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North or at any Highlands County MidFlorida branch. Tickets are $15 per per son in advance, or $20 the day of the event. No car seats or pets. Rides are limited.AMV ET S plan Monday MadnessSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have Monday Madness with snacks and music by Thomas McGannon from 3-6 p.m. Monday.More Snapshots, A8 SNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EW S MOST POPU LA R STO R IES ON WWW NEWSS UN.COM1. Zac Taylor a born ghter 2. City rejects Andersons settlement 3. Only one location fails HCSO alcohol sales check 4. Sheriff launches human trafcking prevention initiative 5. Olympian has local cheering section Courtesy photoRetiring king Leslie Hollandy crowns the new king for 2014 Dakota Anderson as queen Amy Matthews stands by during the annual Ridge Area Arc Valentines Dance on Feb. 14 at the Arc main campus in Avon Park. Arc consumers and staff voted among ve king and queen candidates for this years royalty. CenturyLink provided the funding for the refreshments and prizes. Canadian Terry Derbyshire, who is a resident of Reections on Silver Lake in Avon Park, played the bagpipes for the coronation ceremony. Arc consumers and staff enjoyed a dance after the ceremony.VALENTINE ROYALTY BY BARRY F OS TERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands Hammock State Park has a new manager. It was announced this past Thursday that former as sistant manager Brian Pinson has been tapped to take over the facility. He succeeds former manager Steve Dale, who was transferred back to John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach in early January. I am both relieved and overwhelmed, Pin son said.I have the best job in the world. I am having fun with it. Pinson has been working at Highlands Hammock State Park for about 18 months. Since starting as a ranger in 2002, Pinson also has worked at Hillsborough River and at the High Moon Island state parks. He believes he was trans ferred due to his background in running events. In fact, he spent the day Saturday hosting the volunteer appreciation day at the park. Now, said Pinson, he will turn his attention to the inau gural Know Your Neighborhood Festival. Thats slated for Highlands Hammock this Saturday. Weve partnered with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Ridge Rangers and others. Even Smokey the Bear will be here, he said. We plan to do a lot more outreach and a lot more special events. Dale had been named to Highlands Hammocks top post in July 2010, transferring from Oleta River State Park where he had served as manager for eight years. Now, Dale has been transferred back to the John U. Lloyd Beach State Park where he served from 1990 to 2002. Dale said although his family has ties to Lake Placid, his wife and children had continued to stay on in South Flor ida. I was working up there and spending the weekends down here. Were all reunited now, Dale said. As manager here, Pin son will oversee both Highlands Hammock and Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Park. Highlands Hammock is one of Floridas oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931. The park was established when local citizens came together to promote the hammock as a candidate for national park status. During the Great Depression, just prior to World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed additional park facilities and the beginnings of a botanical garden. Known locally as The Hammock, Highlands Hammock offers a fullfacility campground, as well as a youth/group tent campground. Pinson is new manager at Highlands Hammock Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands Hammock State Park is holding its rst Know Your Neighborhood event on Sat urday, Feb. 22. The Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) South District Regional Ofce and others are partnering with the park to provide information and hands-on educational ac tivities for families and children. The highly interactive event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to climb in to a real Florida Forest Service he licopter and have an up close look at brush trucks and re equipment dat ing back to the 1940s. Youngsters can gear up and touch the truck, hit the lights, deploy a re hose in an interactive hose chal lenge and meet Smokey the Bear. Park Rangers and staff from DEP, Forestry, and FWC Law Enforcement as well as those working in wild life management, conservation and resource management will be available to answer questions and provide in depth information concerning re management, environmental permitting, hunting laws, shing regulations, creating wildlife friendly backyards and much more. Safety issues such as rewise homes and black bear/human conicts will be addressed. Dont miss this most unique event to know your neighborhood, meet the professionals in your community that keep you safe, and learn about volunteer opportunities. The rst 200 cars will re ceive a free goody bag from the Florida Forest Service. This event is free with a paid park entry fee of $6 per vehicle (up to eight peo ple per car) or $4 for single occupancy. Enjoy a picnic or a trail walk and come back for this months Music in the Park Concert featuring the California Toe Jam Band from 7-9 p.m. Park entry fees are good all day. Visitors may leave and return by showing their receipts. Concert admis sion is $5 per person with accompanied children 12 years and under free of charge. Hammock hosting Know Your Neighborhood event The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEW Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there of... Sixteen words. Part of the First Amendment to our Constitution. A part that has been hotly debated as people argue about just how much, if any, religion should be allowed in the public sector. For many years, the arguments were few, if any. It only seems to be in the last 50 or 60 years that questions have been raised about the constitution ality of religions place in our gov ernment and our schools. And those against such things, who demand a religious neutral public sector, have won a lot of battles to accomplish that. Those striving to wipe religion out of our government, our schools, and our public life claim the Constitution ad vocates a separation of church and state. They say its unfair to those who have no faith to allow faith to play any public role. Government and schools must be religious neutral, they state, and woe betide any who say differently. Is this what the Founding Fathers intended? Did they believe that God was a dangerous concept to exist in the halls of our government, in our classrooms? Is that what the First Amendment means? Dr. Dave Miller, executive director of Apologetics Press, doesnt think so. In fact, he fears that those who oppose Christianity in the public sector are not simply religious neutral they are instead religious hostile, wanting any thing that smacks of God and faith put as far out of sight as they can manage. Dr. Miller will be in Sebring Feb. 2123 discussing the topic The Silencing of God. The seminar will be held at the Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway. Call 385-7443 for directions and times. Come on, Laura, some of you might be saying. Its not that bad. People are still allowed to worship God openly. And didnt the Founding Fathers want separation of church and state? Isnt that a good thing? First off, yes, I do not take for grant ed that in this country I am still al lowed to speak about my faith and to worship God publically. Its not that way everywhere in the world, thats for sure. But this doesnt mean that our rights indeed, the foundations of our country arent being chipped away bit by bit. And it starts by a little revi sionist history concerning the separation of church and state. If you read the Constitution from beginning to end, you will not see the words separation of church and state. That phrase is in fact found in a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists, a minority re ligious group. The Baptists were concerned about their rights. He afrmed in the letter that a mans faith was between himself and God and that the government couldnt interfere with it. But this letter wasnt addressing reli gion in the public sector at least the pertinent section of the letter I read wasnt. People have taken that phrase and run with it, making all kinds of de cisions that appear, in my opinion, far removed from the founders intentions on the matter. You may disagree with me. You can even say my opinion is a load of peanut butter. Thats ne, and part of another clause in the First Amendment, the right to freedom of speech. Go for it. But study it out for yourself. What was the founders intentions concerning religion and public life? And take a look at the rise of immorality and the like in our nation these days. Hows that religious neutral thing working out for us? If you can, attend Dave Millers seminar this weekend. Find out how religion is being attacked in the public sector, and what we can do about it. Before we get to the point of no return. I pray its not too late already.Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@embarqmail. com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun.God and government LA UR AS L OOKLaura Ware Save AmericaPlease God, save America with a Common Sense Party. Ladies and gentlemen of America, it is time to stand up and answer for our actions and inactions. We must pray and ask God for forgiveness of Americas sins. Are you tired for murders down the street going on and if the police catch them, the system simply slaps their hands and says dont do that again? Are you tired of the rapes, robber ies, and killings with no deterrents to these crimes? Do you remember when no one would dare touch a mailbox because it was a federal offense? Would you like to start a business or see the man or woman down the street start a business, like we could 60 or 70 years ago in a free country, without being regulated out of business before we get started or shortly after starting? We are regulating our country out of business. Many of these small businesses would hire two, eight, 15 workers instead of welfare think about it! Let me ask you four questions. Do you love God? Do you love America? Do you love where America is headed? and Would you like to do something about it? Now, if you answer yes, yes, no, yes, I have the answer of the Common Sense Party. If you answer yes, yes, no, no, you are kind of like the guy who says, It is so bad I dont vote. Well, I say if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.RA LPH CO ST ELLOAvon ParkTanglewood golfers raise more than $11,000Tanglewoods Golf Fore a Cure tournament, held at Sun N Lake on Feb. 8 was a huge success. About 156 golfers took part and $11,047.02 was donated to the Moftt Cancer Center Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. The 9th annual tournament would not have been possible without the generous support of community businesses and the residents of Tanglewood. Major sponsors were: Alan Jay Au tomotive Network, Edward Jones/ Alan J. Homes and Ron & Judy Tietze. Hole sponsors were: All Florida Weather Proong, Alligator Pack & Ship, Allstate Snyder Inurance Agency, Artistic Frames, Graphics, Signs, Batteries Plus, Big T Tire, Bugs-Bee-Ware, Camper Corral, Central Florida Roong, Chen Dental, Christines Golf Carts, Cools Auto motive, Curb n Scape, Dr. Michael Lamp, Edible Arrangements, Edward Jones Alan J. Holmes, FHC Insur ance, Hayes Automotive, Heacock Insurance, Heartland Pharmacy, Joan Aguilar Sun Trust Financial, John Palmer Electric, KanDu Embroidery, Legacy Bicycles, Mark Palmer Elec tric, Millers Central Air, Inc., Newsom Eye, Rons Automotive, Spurlock Roong, Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Steve Bond Insurance Agency, Stewarts Mobile Village, The Bulb Bin, Triangle Hardware, Wells Mo tor Company, Wells & Associates Insurance, Buck & Erma Anderson, Rich & Mary Balduff, Bob Bugbee, June George, Terry & Victoria Keelan, Peg Myers, Bonnie Nixon, Fran & Maureen OConnell, Jerry & Lottie Omand, George & Judy Slacum, Mary Lou & Neil Simpson, Walt & Barb Snyder, Ron & Judy Tietze. Special thanks to: Andy Kessling, Megan Bell and staff at Sun n Lake G.C. and the Tanglewood Golf Asso ciation.T ANG LEWOOD RESIDE NTS CAN CER BENEFIT LE TT ER S TO TH E EDIT ORShoulde be 200 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and telephone number for verication. 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:EMA ILeditor@newssun.comMA ILLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870YOUR VIEW William E. Vaughan, who died in 1977, was a columnist for the Kansas City Star. It was he who wrote, A citizen of America will cross the ocean to ght for democracy, but wont cross the street to vote in a national election. Sadly, when it comes to municipal elections, we have to add that most American citizens wont even look out the window to see whats going on. For example, during the Sebring election last March, of 5,501 registered voters only 278 cast ballots. The embarrassingly low turnout less than 1 percent of eligible electors is sur prising, because local elected ofcials impact us every day in intimate ways the federal and state governments do not. City councils deal mostly with immediate, everyday issues like street repair, or zoning, or providing re ghters and police ofcers. These are the ofcials who decide community policy, like where businesses may be established, what kind of fences a homeowner may install, what kinds of pets and how many a family may keep in the home. Giving individuals that kind of power over our daily lives makes voting not just a precious privilege and solemn responsibility, but a matter of enlightened self-interest well, providing the voters have educated themselves rst. The only thing worse than not voting is voting blind; you are too likely to wind up with an ofcial who in no way agrees your views. Which is why the News-Sun is happy to be hosting the Sebring City Council Candidate Forum starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday. We hope you come. In fact, we hope you ll the Jack Stroup Civic Center to standing room only. And we hope the men and women who work for the city come too. We hope all of you arrive curious with lots of questions. John Shoop, who is unopposed for mayor, and Cathy Haley, who is unopposed for city clerk, will be on hand to answer questions as well. Please remember, the citys near future is on you.Its on you M C Y K

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www.newssun.comSunday, February 16, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK After almost six years as city clerk, Cheryl Tietjen has retired to spoil pets. Not just her own, but others, too. Tietjen has started Cheryl Tietjen, The Pet Spoiler, a pet sitting busi ness. Ive always loved animals, especially little dogs, said Tietjen, 62. Ev erybody here seems to have dogs and cats. Shes had cards printed up and is asking anyone who needs those services to contact her at ladydog cat@hotmail.com. Tietjen said she has good memories of working the last 12 years in Avon Park. It was a wonderful experience, said Tietjen, 62. I just loved all the differ ent aspects of the city job. Administrative Services Director Maria Sutherland said Tietjen signed a sever ance agreement in her of ce on Monday. Under the conditions of her agreement, Tietjen is to receive six weeks of base salary at $19.76 per hour. Her annual sal ary was $41,100.82, with approximately $12,000 in benets. A question about whether or not Tietjen had been red from her job was brought up at Mon day nights Avon Park City Council meeting when Sherri Anderson, mother of Councilman Garrett An derson, asked about why Tietjen was no longer at City Hall. She asked the City Council to comment on whether Tietjens hours had been cut or if she had been red. Sutherland said at the city meeting that the city wouldnt discuss person nel matters in a public setting, and recommended Anderson submit a public records request. City Attorney Gerald Buhr also said that if Tietjen wanted to talk about it, Anderson could ask her directly. Anderson said after the meeting that she was concerned for Tietjen after the clerk was rst moved to the basement and then to the billing ofce. Tietjen conrmed that her ofce was moved within City Hall, but wouldnt comment further on that matter. Her ofce was moved af ter Tietjen and several other employees had led a letter with the City Council on Aug. 1, 2013, asking for the government body to look into allegations of intimidation in the workplace. The request was withdrawn and Tietjens ofce was moved a short time later. In her agreement, Tietjen agreed to release the city from any claims, lawsuits, liabilities or similar obligations. She also agreed not to speak negatively about the city, the agreement states. Sutherland said that she would now be taking over Tietjens duties since there are no immediate plans to replace her. City nances were one reason. Its always a tight bud get, Sutherland said. She also did not want to see anyone take the job cold turkey, since Tietjen had been involved in several projects. I worked closely with her, Sutherland said. I will make do the best I can. Tietjen had spent just more than 12 years at Avon Park City Hall. She was hired on Dec. 24, 2001, as a records clerk by thencity manager C.B. Shirey. She was promoted to city clerk when then-clerk Sar ah Adelt became city manager in March 2008. Avon Park was Tietjens rst public service job, and Adelt was her mentor. There was a lot of onthe-job training, Tietjen said. Tietjen also said she wore many different hats, including working in re cords management, planning and zoning and even elections. Prior to working for the city, Tietjen said she worked for Florida Power and Light which is now Nextera off and on for 15 years.. She and her ex-husband were employed with the company in the Miami area in 1991 when Hurri cane Andrew came ashore. It taught her a lot about how power companies deal with disasters. We had never experienced anything like that down there, Tietjen said. Now when I see storms coming, (I) have an idea what alls going on.Avon Park City Clerk retires to pamper pets MCYK

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www.newssun.comSunday, February 16, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7a second driver, he said, When are we leaving? The funeral at Fayetteville National Cemetery had a sea of red from the Marines in attendance, Jay said. Along the way, he was on the phone making ar rangements when the satellite radio started playing their song: Anne Mur rays Could I Have This Dance? Joyce had something to do with that, Jay said. She was telling me something. She had been trying to give him the green light for a while when they started dating 50 years ago. Jay had been slow to go after her. They met in 1958 at West Michigan University both born on Westland Street in Dearborn, Mich. They didnt have their rst date until sometime later, after a chance meeting at the local post ofce. By that time, she was n ishing college and he was joining the Marines. They put together a few dates while Jay was on leave, but she kept having to cancel, so he gured she wasnt interested. About the time Jay got assigned to sail for Japan, his mother brought him a thick brown envelope full of Joyces letters, basically saying that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. I chased her until she caught me, Jay said, laughing at her timing. I was going overseas for 14 months. So they corresponded like guys and gals in World War II, Jay said, writing honest things in their letters. Jay said he could tell a difference in her. She wasnt a teenage girl or coed. She had changed. I heard it, Jay said. He got out of the service in November 1963 and they were married Aug. 22, 1964. Joyce would have been 74 this year on Jan. 31. Joyce is the kind of per son who never thought bad of anybody, Jay said. She took the good side. While he nished college, they raised a family Lynn and son, Jay Michael Adams. Jay considered going into law, but I wanted my kids to know me. He was working with 3M business products in Minnesota when they bought their rst trailer in 1968 to spend weekends together as a family. We went camping every year since, Jay said. The children even helped him convert an old Greyhound bus into a camper some time later. Lynn, at age 13, lifted the large windshield into place since her fathers injuries wouldnt let him. Mike freed up rusted bolts. While his injuries sometimes left him paralyzed, Joyce never gave up. I never gave up, Jay said. She wouldnt let me. Frum said Jay and Joyce were at the park Christmas party on Dec. 19, having a great time. The two had won a pair of Santa and Mrs. Claus gurines in a white elephant gift exchange. She was laughing and carrying on, Frum said. She was tickled to get (those) gurines. Then, on the way back to their camper, Joyce had a heart attack. Neither she nor Jay knew the warning signs, but he now hands them out on slips of paper to everyone he meets: Chest, jaw, neck and shoulder pain Nausea, indigestion and stomach pain Unusual fatigue Dizziness and/or light-headedness Shortness of breath While hes helping oth ers, neighbors have helped him, including spraying Joyces perfume on her pil low so the couples shih tzu, Brandy Manhattan, wont feel lonely. Jay said he chose to return to Florida and nish the season at Highland Oaks to be with friends. I wanted time to think on what we had, Jay said. The people here are fantastic. I couldnt believe the help.MARINES FROM PAGE A1Phil Attinger/News-SunJay Adams and Brandy Manhattan, his and his late wifes shih tzu, share a moment during a gathering at Highland Oaks RV Resort in Sebring with friends who have become family. After his wife, Joyce, died just before Christmas, the whole community pitched in to help Jay any way they could. Two fellow retired U.S. Marines drove him more than 2,600 miles to and from Arkansas to arrange for and attend his wifes funeral.DOROTHY JERI SHAFitchburg Wis. / Sebring, Fla: Dorothy A nn Jerisha (Dolinshek), age 95, passed away on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 2014 in Fitchburg, Wis. reuniting with her husband Tony. Dorothy was born on Nov. 19, 1918 in Joliet, Ill. where she lived the majority of her life. Dor othy married A nthony F. Jerisha Sr. on Nov. 15, 1947 following his return from World War II in the P acic. They were married for 59 years and were together in the same grade throughout grade school. Dorothy was a very loving, caring wife and mother. Dorothy en joyed sports with her family and was an avid reader. Dorothy was a hard worker, had a pleasant personality, and was not a complainer. Dorothy worked 22 years at A merican Slovenian Catholic Union (KSKJ) in Joliet, Ill. where her husband Tony served as a captain on the re department. Following their retirement, Dorothy and Tony spent the majority of the year, for 23 years, in Sebring In their lat er years, they resided in Fitchburg, Wis. with their son, John. Dorothy is preceded in death by husband, A nthony F. Jerisha Sr.; parents, P aul and M ary Dolinshek; sisters, M ary (Hirsch), M argaret (P lankar), Jean (P ierson), and brother, E dward Dolin shek. Dorothy is survived by sisters, Frances (Wagner) and Ann (Horvatin); son, Anthony F. Jerisha Jr. (Deborah); grandson, A nthony P aul (Lori); great-grandson, Darin Jerisha; grandson, Jason; son, John A Jerisha M .D. (Susan); and grandson, Joshua Jerisha. Dorothy will be dearly missed by family and friends who were close to her. P lease share a memory of Dorothy at www.CressFuneralService. com Cress Funeral Home 6021 University A ve., M adi son, WI 53705 (608) 238-8406JERISHA OBITUARIES ST. PETERSBURG (AP) For tourism in Florida, 2013 was a record year. Tourism in the Sunshine State increased by 3.5 percent in 2013 compared with the prior year, with about 94.7 million people visiting Florida in 2013. Gov. Rick Scott announced last years numbers Friday at Universal Orlando Re sort, where nearly 3,500 new jobs are expected to be created this year. Universal Orlando is building the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley, adding a new hotel and expanding the CityWalk entertainment complex.2013 was a record year for tourism in Florida MCYK A6 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Fred Leavitt made one more pitch last week to have an art museum at the Avon Park Community Center. Despite favorable com ments, the Avon Park City Council turned him down. Council members balked at the idea of agreeing to let the Heartland Cultural Alliance use the top oor of the community center to showcase the lifes work of Florida wildlife and landscape artist Peter Powell Roberts. It would have meant spending $35,000 of Community Redevelopment Agency funds toward renovations. I think the idea of a museum is a good idea, May or Sharon Schuler said, adding that the city could do some work and then complete improvements after the museum is established. However, she was one of three council members who voted against moving forward on the proposed museum Leavitt told the Avon Park City Council that the Heartland Cultural Al liance would now start looking at other venues. He said he had hoped to put the museum in Avon Park, to give the city an arts and culture draw when the Tourism De velopment Council initiates a $105,000 marketing campaign this year to draw arts tourism to Highlands County. He had also hoped having the facility staffed by HCA volunteers 20 hours each week would give the citys downtown area more trafc. Councilman Parke Sutherland had asked that the matter be placed back on the agenda to give Leavitt a clear response from the City Council. When council members discussed the matter in December sitting as the CRA Board they told Leavitt he needed better specications for the work to be done so the CRA could ask for bids. Sutherland said he un derstood that roughly half of the funding Leavitt requested would pay for improvements the building already needs. Unfortunately for Leavitt, city staff was unable to get specications. Administrative Services Director Maria Suther land, Park Sutherlands wife, said she asked local contractors to draw up es timates, but they declined, concerned their estimates could be made public as part of the bid process, allowing competitors to underbid them. She said another concern was that specications from one contractor wouldnt compare well to others because of differences in materials and construction methods. Based on estimations she already had, the downstairs of the building would need $22,000 in renovations to function better as an event venue $7,000 of that for the downstairs kitchen. The smaller upstairs area is only used 15-20 times per year, often as overow for downstairs events, she said, but it has its own kitchen. Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles said the city should improve the downstairs rst before xing the up stairs. City Manager Julian Deleon also cautioned that the city has other facilities in need of repairs, such as the shufeboard courts at 109 E. Main St. Leavitt said the museum would have established a cultural center for Avon Park and help establish Highlands County as an arts and culture communi ty, but he also said it could take two years for the museum to gain a reputation in arts tourism circles. When Parke Suther land made a motion to join the HCA in an effort to establish a museum, Schuler seconded the motion. City Attorney Gerald Buhr said the city should forge a contract with the HCA rst, so Sutherland amended his motion to draw up a contract with the HCA. The amendment passed 4-1 with Giles dissenting, but the main motion was defeated 3-2, with Parke Sutherland and Council man Garrett Anderson in support. Theres no point in vot ing in favor of the amendment if youre going to vote against the motion, Buhr said. Special to the News-SunVENUS Animated movies have been big hits over the past sever al years. Toys, animals, bugs, and even food make great subjects. The Bee Movie tells a humorous story of a bee named Barry, who becomes a pollen jock ey (a worker bee resembling a ghter pilot), and his challenge to save the honey. Translate that to the Florida scrub jay and their challenge to establish and protect family, and territories as they struggle with Making a Living in the Scrub, the reality show of the scrub and focus of the latest nature encounter being offered at Arch bold Biological Station. On Saturday, Dr. Reed Bowman, Avian Ecology Program Director, will lead the public on a walking tour through scrub-jay habitat, explaining the behaviors, efforts, and habitat conditions affecting the sur vival of the beautiful blue and gray jay. Signin begins at 8:45 a.m. and the one-hour walking tour begins at 9 a.m. A suggested donation for the tour is $5 per person. Join us for an ear ly morning stroll in the scrubhome to Flori das only native bird the Florida scrub jay, Bowman said. See the jays up close and learn why they are the canaries in the coal mine for the health of scrub and the many ways in which their lives are a reality show a lot like our own. The public is invited to extend their visit to take advantage of our oth er trails, weather per mitting, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the scrub. Archbold Biological Station is eight miles south of Lake Placid. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of State Road 70 on Old State Road 8. Visit www.archboldstation.org. During busi ness hours, call 4652571.Learn how scrub jays make a living in the scrub Courtesy photoThe Florida Scrub-jay will be the subject of a tour at Archbold Biological Station on Saturday. Courtesy photoDr. Reed Bowman will lead the Florida Scrub-jay Tour at Archbold Biological Station.Dr. Reed Bowman to lead walking tour at Archbold on SaturdayAvon Park turns down HCAs Roberts museumCouncil gives a mixed-message no BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Ofcials from the Florida Depart ment of Economic Oppor tunity have reported that Floridas January unemployment report will not be ready until at least midMarch. That is not due to last years partial government shutdown, which has been cited for the past few cy cles, but is part of the regular calendar release as DEO spokespersons say they are now back on track. However, ofcials from CareerSource Heartland in Sebring say locally, they have a virtual glut of jobs ranging from unskilled jobs, to skilled positions all the way up to executive level employment. Donna Doubleday, ex ecutive director of the ser vice that recently changed its name from the Heartland Workforce Investment Board, said it appears that an increasing number of employers have discovered their operation as a reliable source of workers. I think a lot of business es that have not been using us in the past have decided to try us as a source of employees, she said. The jump has been signicant, with job listings up by 50-60 positions in January last year. Doubleday attributed the increase in interest in part to the outreach being done by the organization, both in regular appearances on local radio as well as newspaper articles about them. Jobs range from housekeeping, maintenance and similar level jobs, to skilled positions in the medical and transportation eld, all the way to top level administrative posts. The interaction between CareerSource and potential employers has also been credited for getting more people employed. From the day the busi ness contacts us, we try to keep open communications to nd out who they hired and who they didnt hire and go over the issues, she said. Because Florida is in the midst of the citrus har vesting season, Doubleday said there are employ ment opportunities there as well. Honestly, the labor force for lling those positions is down. Were nding that many of the employers are going for the H2A, or out-of-country candidates, to ll those positions as it has become difcult to nd qualied workers to ll the jobs, she said. Doubleday said fruit harvesters, like many oth er positions, have specific job skills including proper picking techniques so as to not injure the fruit, the ability to carry 90-pound sacks of oranges and to move heavy ladders.January unemployment numbers not yet ready M C Y K

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www.newssun.comSunday, February 16, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 a second driver, he said, When are we leaving? The funeral at Fayetteville National Cemetery had a sea of red from the Marines in attendance, Jay said. Along the way, he was on the phone making ar rangements when the satellite radio started playing their song: Anne Mur rays Could I Have This Dance? Joyce had something to do with that, Jay said. She was telling me something. She had been trying to give him the green light for a while when they started dating 50 years ago. Jay had been slow to go after her. They met in 1958 at West Michigan University both born on Westland Street in Dearborn, Mich. They didnt have their rst date until sometime later, after a chance meeting at the local post ofce. By that time, she was n ishing college and he was joining the Marines. They put together a few dates while Jay was on leave, but she kept having to cancel, so he gured she wasnt interested. About the time Jay got assigned to sail for Japan, his mother brought him a thick brown envelope full of Joyces letters, basically saying that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. I chased her until she caught me, Jay said, laughing at her timing. I was going overseas for 14 months. So they corresponded like guys and gals in World War II, Jay said, writing honest things in their letters. Jay said he could tell a difference in her. She wasnt a teenage girl or coed. She had changed. I heard it, Jay said. He got out of the service in November 1963 and they were married Aug. 22, 1964. Joyce would have been 74 this year on Jan. 31. Joyce is the kind of per son who never thought bad of anybody, Jay said. She took the good side. While he nished college, they raised a family Lynn and son, Jay Michael Adams. Jay considered going into law, but I wanted my kids to know me. He was working with 3M business products in Minnesota when they bought their rst trailer in 1968 to spend weekends together as a family. We went camping every year since, Jay said. The children even helped him convert an old Greyhound bus into a camper some time later. Lynn, at age 13, lifted the large windshield into place since her fathers injuries wouldnt let him. Mike freed up rusted bolts. While his injuries sometimes left him paralyzed, Joyce never gave up. I never gave up, Jay said. She wouldnt let me. Frum said Jay and Joyce were at the park Christmas party on Dec. 19, having a great time. The two had won a pair of Santa and Mrs. Claus gurines in a white elephant gift exchange. She was laughing and carrying on, Frum said. She was tickled to get (those) gurines. Then, on the way back to their camper, Joyce had a heart attack. Neither she nor Jay knew the warning signs, but he now hands them out on slips of paper to everyone he meets: Chest, jaw, neck and shoulder pain Nausea, indigestion and stomach pain Unusual fatigue Dizziness and/or light-headedness Shortness of breath While hes helping oth ers, neighbors have helped him, including spraying Joyces perfume on her pil low so the couples shih tzu, Brandy Manhattan, wont feel lonely. Jay said he chose to return to Florida and nish the season at Highland Oaks to be with friends. I wanted time to think on what we had, Jay said. The people here are fantastic. I couldnt believe the help. MARINES FROM PAGE A1 Phil Attinger/News-SunJay Adams and Brandy Manhattan, his and his late wifes shih tzu, share a moment during a gathering at Highland Oaks RV Resort in Sebring with friends who have become family. After his wife, Joyce, died just before Christmas, the whole community pitched in to help Jay any way they could. Two fellow retired U.S. Marines drove him more than 2,600 miles to and from Arkansas to arrange for and attend his wifes funeral.DOROTHY JERI SHAFitchburg Wis. / Sebring, Fla: Dorothy A nn Jerisha (Dolinshek), age 95, passed away on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 2014 in Fitchburg, Wis. reuniting with her husband Tony. Dorothy was born on Nov. 19, 1918 in Joliet, Ill. where she lived the majority of her life. Dor othy married A nthony F. Jerisha Sr. on Nov. 15, 1947 following his return from World War II in the P acic. They were married for 59 years and were together in the same grade throughout grade school. Dorothy was a very loving, caring wife and mother. Dorothy en joyed sports with her family and was an avid reader. Dorothy was a hard worker, had a pleasant personality, and was not a complainer. Dorothy worked 22 years at A merican Slovenian Catholic Union (KSKJ) in Joliet, Ill. where her husband Tony served as a captain on the re department. Following their retirement, Dorothy and Tony spent the majority of the year, for 23 years, in Sebring In their lat er years, they resided in Fitchburg, Wis. with their son, John. Dorothy is preceded in death by husband, A nthony F. Jerisha Sr.; parents, P aul and M ary Dolinshek; sisters, M ary (Hirsch), M argaret (P lankar), Jean (P ierson), and brother, E dward Dolin shek. Dorothy is survived by sisters, Frances (Wagner) and Ann (Horvatin); son, Anthony F. Jerisha Jr. (Deborah); grandson, A nthony P aul (Lori); great-grandson, Darin Jerisha; grandson, Jason; son, John A Jerisha M .D. (Susan); and grandson, Joshua Jerisha. Dorothy will be dearly missed by family and friends who were close to her. P lease share a memory of Dorothy at www.CressFuneralService. com Cress Funeral Home 6021 University A ve., M adi son, WI 53705 (608) 238-8406 JERISHA OBITUARIES ST. PETERSBURG (AP) For tourism in Florida, 2013 was a record year. Tourism in the Sunshine State increased by 3.5 percent in 2013 compared with the prior year, with about 94.7 million people visiting Florida in 2013. Gov. Rick Scott announced last years numbers Friday at Universal Orlando Re sort, where nearly 3,500 new jobs are expected to be created this year. Universal Orlando is building the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley, adding a new hotel and expanding the CityWalk entertainment complex.2013 was a record year for tourism in Florida M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com Sebring Masons serve barbecueSEBRING Sebring Masons Lodge 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for a $10 donation. The menu includes chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The lodge is on the cor ner of Home Avenue and Sebring Parkway. The public is invited; take out is available.Lake Placid Masons serve pulled porkLAKE PLACID A pulled pork dinner will be served at the Placid Masonic Lodge 282, 102 N. Main St., from 12-4 p.m. today. The cost is $8 and will include baked beans, cole slaw, bread, drink and dessert. Eat in or take out. For information call 465-8185.Crout holds Couponing SeminarLAKE PLACID JoLynne Crout will be holding a Couponing Seminar from 2-4 p.m. today at the Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Bring your shoe box, envelopes and coupons. There will also be instructions to make laundry detergent the inexpensive way.Placid Lakes HPOA meetsLAKE PLACID There will be a general member ship meeting of the Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association at 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be held in the Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Persons living in the Placid Lakes Subdivi sion are welcome to attend. Only members who have paid their dues may vote. The agenda includes comments from County Commissioner Jack Richie, board reports, public comment and Social Cir cle updates. Guest speakers include Melissa Yunas, Wildre Mitigation Specialist from the Florida Forest Service. She will present information about the Fire Wise Program, a program designed to help residents protect their homes and property. Also presenting will be Lake Placid Chief of Po lice James Fansler. He will present information regarding the use of Facebook by law enforcement agencies. He will also share information about some area scams to be aware of.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet Tuesday at Homers Buffet, Sebring Square. The executive board will meet at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Denise Williams, High lands County Veterans Service Ofcer. She will speak about her recent Afghanistan tour. All meetings are open to active and retired employees and their spouses. For more information, call vice president Tom Single tary at 452-5477.SALT meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council will hold its next monthly educational forum Tuesday at Hardin Hall of Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The program will be spon sored by the Sebring Police Department and will feature Chief Tom Dett man speaking on pedestrian safety, the dangers of texting while driving and other safety issues. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Attendees should park in the lot on Yellow Pine Street to be closest to the entrance of Hardin Hall. For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, call Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce, 402-7369 or Janet Tindell, 443-0747. SNAPSHOTS LOCAL NEWSThe last initiative was in 2010 for an increase of 25 cents per $1,000 of taxable value. That passed. Averyt said that the district got $13 million in annual taxes for its capital improvement fund as re cently as the 2007-08 budget year. Now the revenue is $7 million, he said. Dropping property values was one reason, but another reason for a drop was that the state pulled a half mill 50 cents for every $1,000 in taxable value from the districts 2 mills of capital fund revenue and put it in the districts general fund, unusable for capital improvement. It started with 25 cents in 2008-09 and then another 25 cents in 2009-10, Averyt said. Thats the money the district needs to maintain its 19 facilities, including the school board ofces, and to buy new equipment. We have bought no new buses in three years, Averyt said, with a eet that is aging rapidly. In addition, Averyt said that the district is paying $5.4 million of its annu al debt service which totalled $7.1 million in 2012-13 for capital improvement debt service. That debt was accumulated when the district built Memorial Elementary School and added wings on several other schools to comply with Floridas class size amendment. SCHOOLS FROM PAGE A1 Center on Lake Jackson. Doors open at 5:30, with the forum start ing at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited at the civic center. Free hot dogs will be available for attendees. A candidates forum provides citizens of Sebring and voters the opportunity to get up close and personal with potential city ofcials and get insight into what the candidates opinions and thoughts are on major city and resident issues. Candidates for Sebring council Lenard Carl isle Jr., Rob Horne, Mary Ann Lewis. Marty Roepstorff, Mark Stewart, Nadine Elliot Tedstone and Bud Whitlock have each agreed to par ticipate in the forum. Shoop and Haley will also be present at the News-Suns Candidate Forum. Each of the seven council candidates will be addressing questions regarding the city, its function, departments, procedures and much more, rst from the News-Sun, then from au dience members. The News-Sun Candidate Forum is being held in an effort to promote the election as well as provide the community, citizens and business owners an opportunity to voice their concerns, complaints and praises in an open atmosphere. With the poor turnout of last Marchs election, the upcoming Sebring city election is an oppor tunity for the more than 5,500 registered Sebring voters to take charge of what is happening in the city while becoming more informed citizens and voters. The Sebring city elec tions will be held Tuesday, March 11. Early voting will be March 3-7. For more information call 385-6155, ext. 526.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. FORUM FROM PAGE A1 a boy. The condition is much more prevalent in males than it is in fe males. Despite constant research, there are varying opinions on why so many children are being diag nosed autistic. It can be environmental, the food, genetics, vaccinations. There are just so many theories right now. It could be a mixture of all these things, they just dont know, Lipowski said. CCF and the Awe-tistic com mittee are using the High Tea as a starting point to raise funds in or der to help families and children who suffer with the condition. Awareness, acceptance and assistance are the three main functions of the initiative. Resources for autistic children in Highlands County arent easy to come by, which is why the co-chairs are working to create options for these children and families. Its about helping in any way we can. Just a few weeks back we had a boy who has sensory issues. He has a hard time doing his schoolwork with pen and paper so we allocated funds to purchase him an iPad. Its easier for him. He can participate and do his school work without as many problems, Lip owski. The initiative will continue its work to provide resources and referrals, respite care, non-medical related expenses and family support. For more information on autism awareness or if you know a child who you think may be suffer from autism please contact Lipowski at 214-3674 or by email jenniferlipowski@yahoo.com/.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. TEA FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunMeredith Keiber models apparel from Steve and Company on Saturday during the Cups of Love High Tea event to benet the AWE-tistic Child Initiative at the Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring. Samantha Gholar/News-SunHundreds of guests lled the Sebring High School cafeteria Thursday evening for the 12th annual Soup Up the Arts fundraiser. The SHS Art Club did an impressive job this year, creating approximately 600 one-of-a-kind bowls for guests to choose from. The Soup Up event raises funds for local families with medical needs. This years Soup Up benetted Lake Placid resident Mary Goldburne who is currently battling lung cancer and Zac Taylor a HillGustat Middle School student who suffers from neurobromatosis an incurable disease that affects all parts of his body. Soup Up also splits funds between deserving graduating art students for scholarships.SOUP UP THE ARTS M C Y K

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www.newssun.comSunday, February 16, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 SPORTS A PAIR OF PLAYOFF WINS BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK Ding, dong the witch is dead. Or in this case, the Tampa Catholic Crusaders have been vanquished as Avon Park made a stunning comeback to get Thursdays 4A Regional Quarternal contest 7470 in overtime. Weve played them four times the last two years, with virtually the same teams, Devil head coach Marty OHora said afterward. They had gotten us good a couple of times, but the kids stuck with the game plan tonight and kept battling the whole way through. Among those previous contests, Tampa had trounced Avon Park by 40+ points twice last year at home, while the Devils nearly pulled out an upset on their home court before falling by eight. And at times this night, the Crusaders looked about to blow it open and make any sort of comeback look for naught. But Avon Park hung in there, bouncing the decit between seven and 15 points throughout. They trailed 19-12 after one, 34-25 at the half and 55-42 entering the fourth. John Mason opened the nal frame with a jumper, though it was answered by a Sam Harris drive. Recarus Burley then converted a three-point play, but Harris responded again with a bank from the wing. Gus Owens hit a oater in the lane, with Thomas Dziagwa answering back again for Tampa. Then the Devils made their move. Burley drove for two and Alfred Brown drained back-to-back three-pointers and the margin was cut to 61-57 with 3:38 left to play. Chivarsky Corbett pushed it back to six with a baby hook in the lane, and it bounced back and forth between four and six Red Devils shock Crusaders in OT Dan Hoehne/News-SunRecarus Burley lead the Devils with 18 points, but it was a key assist that pushed Thursdays game into overtime. SEE DEVILS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comThings were far less dramatic in Sebring Thursday night, with the Blue Streaks defense keeping the visiting Seahawks sufciently stied in the rst have to cruise to a 63-45 win in their 5A Regional Quarternal contest. Utilizing their quickness and size in breaking out their press, Sebring shut down Cape Coral and not only kept them in single digits in the rst quarter, but had them still yearning for double digits at the half. We havent used it much during the season, head coach Princeton Harris said of their frenzied, full-court press. Its a constant for us in practice, but I didnt want to bring it out until we needed it. The Seahawks would manage just four points in the rst quarter and ve in the second for a mere nine at halftime. The Blue Streak offense, was chugging right along, scoring in double gures in each of the opening quarters and building up the 18-point halftime lead they would still hold at games end. They came out and did what they were supposed to do, Harris said. I had watched Cape Coral play and saw they like to slow it down, which is not our style of play, so we wanted to kind of force the issue, get them to make some mistakes that we could capitalize on. Gary Demarest was the big scorer early for the Streaks, getting inside for six, rst-quarter points. Connor Cook then added six of his own in the second, with two points apeice coming from Keizhawn Hester, C.J. Harris, Luke Ancrum, Rolando Powery and Demarest for the lopsided, 27-9 halftime lead. The Seahawks did pick up their scoring in the second half, scoring 12 in the third and 24 in the fourth, predominantly behind Jovan Boyd and C.J. Lewis, each of whom totaled 10 in the nal period. But the Streaks had more than enough Blue Streaks cruise past Cape Coral Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesKeizhawn Hester scored 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second half of Sebrings playoff win Thursday night. SEE SEBRING | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKELAND As Sebring head wrestling coach Josh Miller summed up Friday evening at the Lakeland Center after the rst day of the FHSAA State Finals, there have been some ups and downs today. His Blue Streak wrestlers, Casey Ricker and Luis Sanchez, certainly experienced some of that roller-coaster ride before having the quests come to an end Saturday morning. Ricker took a 5-4 loss in his opening match in the Class 2A, 170-pound weight class to Shamar Johnson to move him into the consolation bracket and having to claw his way back into medal contention. He would do just that, getting a pin of Colton Whitaker and then outpointing Ariel Jimenez in a tight match, 2-1. Its tough, because I think nine times out of 10 Casey would beat that guy, Miller said of Rickers rst-match loss. But looking at the bracket, its almost better that he lost that one than in the next round, because I think hes got a better shot and getting a medal with how it has shaped up. Things didnt quite turn out that way as the second day of competition commenced, with Ricker getting outpointed by Jamel Davis of Barron Collier, 4-1. In the 285 class, Luis Sanchez got a bit of a breather when his rst-round match forfeited with an injury. But he had no such luck as his next match had him squared with the top-ranked wrestler in the state for his weight class, Tampa Jesuits Austin Under wood. The guy is 33-0, and has a full scholarship to wrestle at Virginia, Miller said. He does things most heavyweights dont do. Hes a big guy that wrestles like someone at a much lighter weight class. And so Sanchez loss by fall wasnt too much of a surprise, though a surprise is what they were hoping for. You never know, Miller said. With those big guys, one little mistake can turn it around. But it just didnt happen. Sanchez kept his drive to a medal going, however, with a 14-4 win in his next match over Kelton Johnson. But his pursuit toward the podium came to an end early Saturday as well when he fell to Bucky Dennis of Charlotte. Avon Parks Delroy Blake, back for a return trip after placing fourth last year, kept up his strong recent run with back-toback wins Friday. Blake won the regional championship by getting all his wins by either pin or technical falls, but even with the hot streak and a return to this familiar stage, it isnt any easier, as this is the best of the best. Its still really tough, he said after easily outpointing James Douin of Wakula, 17-7 for his second win. There were times this year where I wasnt sure Id make it back. But with the help of my teammates and my coaches working me hard and teaching me more, Im blessed to be here. Blake won his rst match of the day in even more dominant fashion, getting a 20-4, technical fall win over Drake Carson of Hudson. The two opening-day wins assured Blake of a medal, and as of Saturday morning he was assured of a spot in the championship match. In a hard-fought match State Finals sees ups and downs for local wrestlers Dan Hoehne/News-SunAbove: Delroy Blake won his rst two matches by 20-4 and 17-7 scores and has moved into the title match at the State Championships in Lakeland. Right: Casey Ricker reaches to get a hold on Colton Whittaker and would rebound from a rst-match loss to reach Saturday. But a loss early Saturday morning ended his medal run. SEE STATE | A11The kids stuck with the game plan tonight and kept battling the whole way through.Marty OHora Avon Park head coach M C Y K

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com COMING UP SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARDBoys Basketball Tuesday Avon Park at Berkeley Prep, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Mariner, 7 p.m. High School Baseball Monday Avon Park at Okeechobee, 7 p.m. Tuesday Lake Placid at Mulberry, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Okeechobee, 7 p.m. High School Softball Tuesday Avon Park vs. Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at McKeel Academy, 4 p.m. Thursday Sebring vs. Clewiston, 5/7 p.m. Boys Tennis Tuesday Lake Placid at Vanguard, 4 p.m.; Sebring at Okeechobee, 3:30 p.m. Thursday Lake Placid at Clewiston, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Tuesday Sebring at Okeechobee, 3:30 p.m. Thursday Lake Placid vs. Clewiston, 4:30 p.m. College Baseball Monday SFSC vs. Rollins College, 6 p.m. Wednesday SFSC vs. Indian River, 5 p.m. College Softball Tuesday SFSC vs. Broward, 4 p.m. Thursday SFSC at Lake Sumter, 5 p.m.SundayAuto Racing NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Series Noon ESPN2 NASCAR Daytona 500, Qualifying 1 p.m. FOX College Basketball Wisconsin at Michigan 1 p.m. CBS Rutgers at Louisville 6 p.m. ESPN2 Golf PGA Northern Trust Open 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Northern Trust Open 3 p.m. CBS PGA ACE Group Classic 3 p.m. GOLF LPGA ISPS Handa Australian Open 5 p.m. GOLF NBA All-Star Game 8 p.m. TNT Olympics Hockey Finland vs. Canada Noon USA Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding 3 p.m. NBC Curling Mens, USA vs. Sweden 5 p.m. CNBC Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Bobsled 7 p.m. NBC Biathlon, Figure Skating 11:35 p.m. NBC Womens College Basketball Kentucky at Tennessee 1 p.m. ESPN Wisconsin at Penn State 1 p.m. ESPN2 Texas A&M at Alabama 1 p.m. SUN Vanderbilt at Mississippi State 2 p.m. WTTA Missouri at Auburn 3 p.m. SUN North Carolina at North Carolina State 3:30 p.m. ESPN2MondayCollege Basketball North Carolina at Florida State 7 p.m. ESPN Oklahoma State at Baylor 9 p.m. ESPN Olympics Biathlon, Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing 3 p.m. NBC Curling Womens Denmark vs. Great Britain 5 p.m. CNBC Figure Skating, Snowboarding, Ski Jumping 8 p.m. NBC Womens College Basketball Maryland at Duke 7 p.m. ESPN2 Georgia Tech at Notre Dame 7 p.m. SUNTuesdayCollege Basketball Kentucky at Mississippi 7 p.m. ESPN Texas at Iowa State 7 p.m. ESPN2 Wake Forest at Maryland 7 p.m. SUN Iowa at Indiana 9 p.m. ESPN Olympics Speed Skating, Nordic Combined 3 p.m NBC Curling 5 p.m. CNBC Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Bobsled 8 p.m. NBC Tanglewood Winter ClassicSEBRING Tanglewoods Winter Classic Pickleball Tournament will nish up today, Feb. 16. Sponsored by Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes, this second annual tournament is expected to attract more than 100 play ers from south-central Florida. There will be mens, ladies and mixed doubles competitions.American Legion golfSEBRING 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. For further information call the Post at 465-0975.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 cbrojek@comcast.net 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 online at www.southorida. edu/panther5k. This annual family event will take place on Saturday, 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 portion of the raised funds to go toward the Panther Fieldhouse fundraising effort, which is our effort to supply the softball, baseball and future cross country team with a dressing facility located down on the athletic complex grounds. Other funds raised will be ear marked 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 cur rent 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 www.southorida.edu/panther5k. For information about the SFSC Panther 5K Run/Walk or to become a sponsor, call the SFSC Foundation at 863-4533133.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 per son 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 www.HighlandsArtLeague.org, by emailing Manager@HighlandsArtLeague.org, 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 Worship 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. SNAPSHOTS LOCAL SPORTS 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 scroggie@aol.com 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 Assocation February Activities National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 28 24 .538 Brooklyn 24 27 .471 3 New York 20 32 .385 8 Boston 19 35 .352 10 Philadelphia 15 39 .278 14 Southeast W L Pct GB Miami 37 14 .725 Atlanta 25 26 .490 12 Washington 25 27 .481 12 Charlotte 23 30 .434 15 Orlando 16 38 .296 22 Central W L Pct GB Indiana 40 12 .769 Chicago 27 25 .519 13 Detroit 22 30 .423 18 Cleveland 20 33 .377 20 Milwaukee 9 43 .173 31 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 38 15 .717 Houston 36 17 .679 2 Dallas 32 22 .593 6 Memphis 29 23 .558 8 New Orleans 23 29 .442 14 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 43 12 .782 Portland 36 17 .679 6 Minnesota 25 28 .472 17 Denver 24 27 .471 17 Utah 19 33 .365 22 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 37 18 .673 Phoenix 30 21 .588 5 Golden State 31 22 .585 5 L.A. Lakers 18 35 .340 18 Sacramento 18 35 .340 18 Fridays Games No games scheduled Saturdays Games No games scheduled Sundays Games East vs. West, 8 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 V ancouver 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. Fridays Games No games scheduled Saturdays Games No games scheduled Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games No games scheduledSaturdays Winter Olympic ScoresCURLING Men Sweden 8, Germany 4 Switzerland 9, Denmark 3 Canada 7, Britain 5 China 9, Russia 6 Women Canada 8, Japan 6 China 7, Sweden 6 Britain 10, South Korea 8 ICE HOCKEY Men Slovenia 3, Slovakia 1 Women Quarternals Sweden 4, Finland 2 Switzerland 2, Russia 0Winter Olympic Medals TableAt Sochi, Russia (4 of 7 events, Saturday, Feb. 15) (48 of 51 total events) Nation G S B Tot Russia 3 6 5 14 Netherlands 4 3 6 13 Norway 4 3 6 13 United States 4 3 6 13 Germany 7 3 2 12 Canada 4 5 2 11 Sweden 1 5 2 8 Switzerland 5 1 1 7 Austria 2 4 1 7 China 3 2 0 5 Italy 0 2 3 5 Belarus 3 0 1 4 France 2 0 2 4 Japan 1 2 1 4 Slovenia 1 1 2 4 South Korea 1 1 1 3 Czech Republic 0 2 1 3 Poland 2 0 0 2 Britain 1 0 1 2 Finland 0 2 0 2 Australia 0 1 1 2 Latvia 0 0 2 2 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 Croatia 0 1 0 1 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1 Ukraine 0 0 1 1NBA CalendarFeb. 14-16 All-Star weekend, New Orleans. Feb. 20 Trade deadline, 3 p.m. EST. April 16 Last day of regular season. April 19 Playoffs begin. May 20 Draft lottery. June 5 NBA Finals begin. June 16 Draft early entry withdrawal deadline. June 26 NBA draft. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN GREG BEACHAMAssociated PressSOCHI, Russia T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the United States past Russia 3-2 Saturday in the thrilling revival of an Olympic hockey rivalry. Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Americans in the marquee game of the preliminary round. Jonathan Quick made 29 saves and stopped ve attempts in the shootout. International rules allow the same player to take multiple shots after the rst three rounds of a shootout, and U.S. coach Dan Bylsma leaned on Oshie. The St. Louis forward went 4 for 6 against Sergei Bobrovsky.Oshies shootout goals lead US past Russia 3-2 M C Y K

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www.newssun.com Sunday, February 16, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 as Brown hit a pair of free throws, Mason put back an offensive rebound, with the Crusaders answering each time. But Avon Park tightened the screws defensively and crashed the boards relentlessly. Tyrone Perry bulled in for an offensive rebound and put it back in, and after Owens hit a free throw, his second one caromed off, with Mason pulling it down and putting it back up to make it 67-66. Corbett split a pair at the line with 7.6 seconds left, leaving the Devils down two and a time out to plan their attack. Brown moved the ball into the frontcourt and got it into Burleys hands, who made a beeline for the hoop from the left side. As the defense collapsed to block his path, Burley dished it off to Owens, moving in from the right block, who put it up and in for the tie just before the buzzer sounded. Thats what we wanted, to take it to the hoop and take what the defense gives you, OHora said. Recarus took the ball in and found the open man. It looked as if free throws might spell the Devils downfall in the extra frame, as they hit just one of their rst four attempts. Fortunately, the Crusaders were just two of their rst four. Then Brown hit a leaner to put Avon Park up 7170, and with time winding down, Tampa Catholic was forced to foul. Owens hit one of two to keep it within reach, and when the Crusaders couldnt convert and fouled Brown, he had the chance to seal it. His rst rang true, as did the second and the win was sealed as the boisterous crowd erupted in celebration. The kids really earned this tonight, OHora said. Great effort and contributions from everybody. They never got down, but stuck together and made the plays when they needed to. Those teamwide contributions can be seen in the balanced scoring that saw ve Red Devils get into double gures. Burley lead the way with 18, followed by Browns 17, Masons 15, Owens 12 and Perrys 10. With the win, its on to the Regional Seminals, with the Avon Park hitting the road Tuesday to face Berkeley Prep, 75-41 winners over Frostproof Friday night. DEVILS FROM PAGE A9 Dan Hoehne/News-SunJohn Mason gets hammered on this drive to the basket, but would score 14 and be big on the glass for the Devils in Thursdays win. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesGary Demarest lead the charge early, scoring eight points in the rst half and nearly matching Cape Corals team output. repower to match them and maintain the lead. Hester scored 14 of his team high 18 in the sec ond half, with Cook add ing 10 in the second half and 16 for the game. Its a big step for these kids and the program, Harris said. Ive made it here three times before and lost all of them, so I guess the fourth time was the charm. Looking ahead, Sebring will play host to Mariner of Cape Coral, 72-43 winners over Lem on Bay Thursday night. Game time is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18. Theyre a good team and they have a big guy inside that they like to go to, Harris said. Ive already got the work set up on my desk. We will be prepared.News-Sun reporter Samantha Gholar contributed to this story. SEBRING FROM PAGE A9Its a big step for these kids and the program.Princeton Harris Sebring head coach against Cole Fagan of Dunnellon, Blake lead throughout, but saw the gap close to 8-7 before opening up the points to ward a 12-8 win. But in the biggest downer of the day, Red Devil Dre Neely wasnt able to hit the mat in his return trip. When we got up this morning he was almost a pound overweight, Avon Park head coach Blake Germaine said. We did all we could, running, sweating, but at the weigh-in, he needed to be 113, and he was at 113.2. A tough way to end a long season full of hard work and success, though with Neely being just a sophomore, it can be chalked up as a cruel lesson learned, with more chances to make up for it the next two years. STATE FROM PAGE A9 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Luis Sanchez had his hands full with the states top-rated wrestler for his weight class, but battled back to reach Saturday at the FHSAA State Championships. Associated PressKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia A trial round scheduled ahead of the gold medal nal in large hill ski jumping was can celed Saturday due to gusty, uctuating winds at the Sochi Olympics. After several stoppages due to the stronger than allowed winds, of cials canceled the practice round after 26 of a sched uled 50 competitors had gone down the large hill at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center. A rst round of competition was scheduled later Saturday, with 20 jumpers to be eliminated after that round. The medal winners would be determined by the highest number of points after two rounds. Kamil Stoch of Poland won the normal hill gold and was among the favor ite in the large hill.Trial round canceled due to fluctuating windsTrial round canceled due to uctuating winds ahead of Olympic ski jumping nal MCYK

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYSunny; nice in the afternoon73 / 47Winds: N at 3-6 mphPartly sunny and beautiful77 / 53Winds: E at 4-8 mphMONDAYMostly sunny80 / 59Winds: SE at 3-6 mphTUESDAYPlenty of sun83 / 60Winds: SSE at 3-6 mphWEDNESDAYPartly sunny85 / 63Winds: SE at 6-12 mphTHURSDAY High .............................................. 9:28 a.m. Low ............................................... 2:57 a.m. High .............................................. 9:46 p.m. Low ............................................... 3:17 p.m. High .............................................. 2:10 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:52 a.m. High .............................................. 3:01 p.m. Low ............................................... 8:49 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.00 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Tuesday ......................................... 85 Low Tuesday .......................................... 45 High Wednesday .................................... 86 Low Wednesday ..................................... 56 High Thursday ....................................... 69 Low Thursday ........................................ 31 Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayMakes it feel like .................................... 68 BarometerTuesday ............................................... 30.01 Thursday ............................................. 29.97 PrecipitationTuesday ............................................... 0.00 Thursday ............................................. 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 1.73 Year to date ......................................... 4.68Sunrise 7:01 a.m. 7:00 a.m. Sunset 6:20 p.m. 6:20 p.m. Moonrise 8:00 p.m. 8:53 p.m. Moonset 7:44 a.m. 8:19 a.m.Albuquerque 71/43/pc 62/39/s 65/39/s Atlanta 58/36/pc 62/50/pc 66/53/c Baltimore 33/18/c 33/26/pc 49/34/pc Birmingham 62/40/pc 64/54/pc 70/56/c Boston 31/14/pc 30/20/s 38/31/sn Charlotte 50/26/pc 51/39/pc 68/48/c Cheyenne 60/29/c 55/33/pc 49/29/pc Chicago 28/18/pc 32/23/sn 39/25/pc Cleveland 25/6/sn 30/23/sn 38/31/c Columbus 31/15/sf 35/28/r 43/33/pc Dallas 71/56/pc 74/44/pc 76/55/s Denver 66/33/pc 62/35/s 58/31/s Detroit 25/9/sn 26/20/sn 35/28/c Harrisburg 28/13/sf 30/22/pc 41/31/pc Honolulu 81/69/c 78/70/r 81/70/sh Houston 73/62/pc 76/60/pc 75/60/pc Indianapolis 31/21/pc 37/24/i 42/29/pc Jackson, MS 68/50/pc 71/54/c 72/56/c Kansas City 43/30/pc 49/30/pc 58/31/s Lexington 39/24/pc 48/33/sh 51/38/pc Little Rock 63/46/pc 69/40/sh 66/48/s Los Angeles 73/52/pc 72/52/s 69/51/pc Louisville 39/28/pc 50/33/sh 53/38/pc Memphis 58/44/pc 65/40/sh 64/49/pc Milwaukee 25/18/pc 30/21/sn 36/27/pc Minneapolis 21/15/pc 36/25/sn 39/21/pc Nashville 50/32/pc 58/41/sh 63/46/pc New Orleans 69/56/pc 73/61/pc 74/59/pc New York City 29/17/pc 32/29/pc 41/34/sn Norfolk 43/30/pc 38/35/pc 59/42/pc Oklahoma City 67/45/pc 66/37/pc 70/43/s Philadelphia 30/17/pc 32/29/pc 46/34/pc Phoenix 84/58/pc 84/56/s 81/55/s Pittsburgh 28/-1/sn 35/26/sn 41/33/c Portland, ME 31/7/pc 25/11/s 32/23/sn Portland, OR 51/42/r 51/41/r 51/38/r Raleigh 51/27/pc 49/38/pc 66/48/c Rochester 21/2/sf 25/20/pc 38/29/sn St. Louis 37/26/pc 44/28/sh 56/34/s San Francisco 60/46/pc 59/49/pc 59/49/r Seattle 46/39/r 44/37/r 46/35/r Wash., DC 38/22/c 37/31/pc 52/38/pc Cape Coral 74/49/s 79/55/s 82/61/s Clearwater 68/50/s 74/55/s 77/60/s Coral Springs 77/59/s 78/63/pc 80/69/s Daytona Beach 67/45/s 72/52/pc 77/57/s Ft. Laud. Bch 75/61/s 76/66/pc 79/71/s Fort Myers 75/52/s 79/57/s 83/62/s Gainesville 67/37/s 73/45/s 77/50/s Hollywood 76/57/s 77/62/pc 80/66/s Homestead AFB 76/57/s 77/63/pc 79/67/s Jacksonville 65/38/s 71/47/pc 76/51/pc Key West 73/65/s 77/68/s 78/70/s Miami 77/61/s 79/66/pc 81/69/s Okeechobee 72/47/s 75/53/pc 80/59/s Orlando 70/47/s 75/53/pc 81/58/s Pembroke Pines 76/57/s 78/62/pc 80/66/s St. Augustine 63/43/s 69/50/pc 75/53/pc St. Petersburg 68/50/s 75/56/s 78/60/s Sarasota 69/47/s 74/53/s 77/58/s Tallahassee 68/35/s 72/45/s 76/50/pc Tampa 68/50/s 76/57/s 77/60/s W. Palm Bch 74/56/s 77/62/pc 80/68/s Winter Haven 72/49/s 75/55/s 80/60/s Acapulco 89/71/s 89/70/s 88/70/s Athens 63/49/s 69/52/s 71/51/s Beirut 61/52/pc 64/51/s 66/54/s Berlin 47/32/s 45/34/pc 48/38/c Bermuda 67/60/s 65/56/pc 64/59/pc Calgary 32/19/pc 36/15/pc 31/15/c Dublin 46/42/pc 51/40/sh 48/38/pc Edmonton 33/5/sn 31/7/pc 29/9/pc Freeport 73/63/s 75/64/s 77/68/s Geneva 41/37/c 46/37/s 53/41/pc Havana 81/55/s 82/59/s 84/63/s Hong Kong 71/66/c 75/67/pc 75/54/c Jerusalem 52/42/sh 56/42/pc 59/44/s Johannesburg 80/52/pc 80/55/t 78/56/t Kiev 42/32/c 44/30/r 43/29/s London 50/41/s 50/45/r 52/37/sh Montreal 18/3/pc 14/7/pc 25/23/sn Moscow 31/27/c 35/29/sn 35/25/c Nice 63/51/pc 63/52/s 65/52/c Ottawa 15/-6/pc 14/7/pc 25/21/sn Quebec 19/5/pc 14/0/s 23/10/sn Rio de Janeiro 81/75/r 84/73/r 83/72/sh Seoul 46/30/c 46/30/c 39/27/c Singapore 86/77/pc 86/77/t 88/77/c Sydney 81/68/r 79/66/pc 79/70/t Toronto 16/4/sn 28/27/sn 38/31/c Vancouver 44/39/r 44/38/r 43/37/r Vienna 49/39/r 49/38/c 53/45/c Warsaw 43/32/c 42/30/pc 41/33/pc Winnipeg 15/8/sn 29/19/c 27/7/c Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. A blizzard will impact eastern Maine for a time today morning. Snow accumulation will total 1 to 2 feet across portions of the state as the snowpack in some areas climbs toward 4 feet. A weak clipper system will produce a fresh covering of snow across sections of the Midwest into Pennsylvania. Cold Canadian high pressure building into the northern tier will lead to dry conditions. The active weather pattern will continue in the Northwest as another storm barrels onshore. National Forecast for February 16 Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. A full day of sunshine today; nice during the afternoon. Mainly clear tonight. Partly sunny and beautiful tomorrow. Tuesday and Wednesday: mostly sunny. Thursday: partly sunny. On Feb. 16, 1958, a storm brought heavy, windblown snow to the northern and mid-Atlantic states. Accumulations from Washington, D.C., through Boston exceeded 12 inches. Sunny today; nice in the afternoon. Winds north-northwest 3-6 mph. Expect a full day of sunshine with average relative humidity 35% and good drying conditions. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull Feb 22Mar 1Mar 8Mar 16 Today MondayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 65/38 67/37 67/37 67/45 70/47 72/49 68/50 68/50 68/50 69/47 75/52 74/52 72/47 74/56 75/61 77/61 68/35 64/41 66/49 72/47 73/47 72/48 74/44 74/44 73/46 73/65 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidRelative humidity .................................. 20% Expected air temperature ....................... 73 Wednesday ......................................... 29.82 Wednesday ......................................... 0.93 Five-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BSunday, February 16, 2014 EARN E D INCOM E TAX CREDIT : HOW T O G ET IT RIGHTNo tax benet offers a greater lifeline to working families than the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But putting this credit to work can be complex. The IRS has upgraded its EITC Assistant on IRS.gov to make it easier than ever to determine if you are qualied and how much you may receive. Here are a few things to keep in mind: You must have a social security number and have earned an income. The maximum credit for 2013 tax returns is $6,044 for workers with three or more qualifying children. Eligibility for the EITC is determined based on a num ber of factors including earnings, ling status and eligible children. Workers without qualifying children may be eligible for a smaller credit amount. You can learn more at www.irs.gov/eitc and use the EITC Assistant or ask your tax profes sional. If you are eligible for EITC, you also qualify for free tax help at VITA sites nation wide or for Free File at www.irs.gov/ freele.Photo courtesy of Getty Images Family Features Looking to save money and time when it comes to your taxes? Theres a simple way to do your federal taxes, and its all for free. The program, called Free File, does the hard work for you, either through brandname software or online llable forms. And, its available only at IRS.gov.A SIMPLE W AY TO CUT FEESFree File is offered through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by 14 of the nations leading tax soft ware manufac turers. Near ly 40 million people have used this help ful program, and using the most conser vative estimate, theyve saved $1.2 billion in fees. Its available 24/7, giving you the freedom to decide when and how to do your federal taxes. Plus, the soft ware is userfriendly, offering a familiar Q&A format and the freedom to complete your return at your own pace.HO W TO SIGN UPHeres how you start: Go to www.irs.gov/freele. If your income was $58,000 or less, select the Start Free File Now button. Each of the 14 participating compa nies has a special offer. Review the company offers or use the help me nd Free File software tool. Select your tax software that matches your situation. Leave IRS.gov and go to the companys site to begin your taxes. If your income was more than $58,000, you can use Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms. Just select the Free File Fillable Forms button at www.irs.gov/freele. This ver sion is best if you are comfortable prepar ing your own tax return with more limited help. Remember to always use e-le to le your returns electronically. Youll get your refund faster when you combine e-le and direct deposit. USE SELF -HELP O PTION S ON IRS.GOVFree File is just one of many self-help options available at IRS.gov. Wondering about your refund? Just select Wheres My Refund to track the status of your re fund and get a personalized refund date. Have a tax law question? Visit the Interactive Tax Assistant, IRS Tax Map or Tax Trails. You also can nd payment options and request an install ment payment agreement online. You can even order a summary of a previous tax return. When you have ques tions, make IRS.gov your rst stop.MA TERI ALS NEE DED TO G ET ST AR TE DKeep this as a checklist of the items you will need to le your return. The IRS rec ommends keeping all tax-related documents for three years, in case of an audit. Tracking income-related documents can help you take full advantage of deductions available to you. A copy of last years tax return Valid social security numbers for your self, spouse and children All income statements, i.e. W-2 forms from all employers Interest/dividend statements, i.e. 1099 forms Form 1099-G showing any state refunds Unemployment compensation amount Social Security benets Expense receipts for deductions Day care providers identifying number VOLUN TEER INCOME TAX A SS IST ANC EThere are 13,000 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites nationwide that offer free help to people earning $52,000 or less. Search VITA on IRS.gov for a nearby site. Tax Counseling for the Elderly, which is op erated by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, offers free help all with priority assistance to people who are age 60 and older. Find a Tax-Aide site at AARP.org or call 888-227-7660. Some VITA/TCE sites even offer Free File. DID YOU KNOW? Most refunds are issued in less than 21 days. Combining e-le with direct deposit is still the fastest way to get your refund. Use Wheres My Refund? to get personalized refund information. You can also use the IRS app, IRS2Go, to check the status of your refund. Cant meet the April 15 dead line? Use Free File for a free extension; then use Free File to do your taxes by October 15. Doug Gabriel and family to be at SFSC on Tuesday B4 M C Y K

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS1 Two-time s US Open champ 7 Red-hot sauce 14 Studio sign 19 __ Patri: hymn 20 Bunker portrayer 21 Frolic 22 Taking inventory at the Tropicana plant? 24 Tattered 25 Name on a tablet 26 OR hookups 27 Most thick, as fog 28 Rogers contemporary 32 Laser pointer battery 34 Mark successors 36 Inter __ 37 This might not be good 38 Electees 39 Miniature golf with clowns and windmills? 42 Like thrift store bread 44 s-s Mets coach Ed die 46 Gp. that funds psychiatric drug testing 47 Black or white drink 49 Seriously harms 52 __ Tamid: synagogue lamp 53 Indian state 56 In-ight stat 57 Boxer catching ies? 60 Fly off the handle 62 Traveling with the band 64 Manets __ at the FoliesBergre 65 Score 66 Iberian river 68 Listing 71 Equipment for 74-Across 73 Role for Ingrid 74 Lake Placid Olympics star Eric 76 I could __ horse! 78 Emphatic rebuke 80 Bedding 81 Making bad wagers? 84 ASCAP alternative 87 H.S. subject 88 Bandleader Brown 90 Vega of Spy Kids 91 Late riser 93 Jai __ 95 Hamburgers one 97 In a scary way 98 Part of a supermarket uni form? 104 Brief afterthoughts 106 Law school tyro 107 Gallic phone greeting 108 Sunset direccin 109 Old draft deferment 111 Rims 112 Panama relatives 114 __ polloi 116 Alphabetical list 118 Tab function 119 Nocturnal animal in a hammock? 125 __ sale 126 Tiny dividers 127 Sailors omen 128 Ruins 129 Lessees 130 Braves div. DOWN 1 __ trip 2 MSRP poster 3 Flowing scarf 4 Coastal raptor 5 Cathy who played Pan 6 Earth goddess 7 No challenge at all 8 Upscale Honda 9 Rocker __ Jovi 10 Debate side 11 Whine 12 Roman Republic ofcial 13 Dot follower 14 Setting for The Plague 15 Badgers 16 Seraphim and cherubim, to Giovanni 17 Strands at Chamonix, per haps 18 Sale indicator 21 Suppose 23 Photo lab color 27 Armstrongs admission 28 Actress Lindley 29 Ryder competitor 30 Putting Tonka Trucks in the attic? 31 Frat letters 33 Very, in scores 35 Rembrandt van __ 38 Pocatello native 40 Autobiography featuring Ike 41 Tossed 43 Lean 45 Texters Yikes! 48 Astro ending 50 Old British roadsters 51 Pierres home: Abbr. 53 Gently tossing ries? 54 Declines, with out 55 Back __! 58 Peer Gynt Suite com poser 59 Praying gure 61 Corral, with in 63 Connection point 65 Converses, e.g., slangily 66 Actress Jennifer 67 s counterculture event 69 Like an unreal land? 70 Until next time, in IMs 72 Slave 75 Zhou __ 77 Red as __ 79 Fancy molding 81 Grammarians concerns 82 Live 83 Bronze shade 85 Brawl 86 Poems describing rustic life 89 The United States, in Nue vo Laredo 92 Controversial inelder 94 Tape speed unit: Abbr. 96 Eager learners, metaphorically 98 Coddled 99 King in The Tempest 100 My pleasure! 101 Cheerleaders cheer 102 Where batters are seen 103 Recent rightist 105 __ City, Iraq 110 Be victorious in 111 Ofce component 113 Rhinitis docs 115 Company name that be gins with its founders initials 117 Merit 119 Singer? 120 Arabic son of 121 Start of a beginners piano scale 122 Spanish she-bear 123 Signs off on 124 Big Apple news initials KI DD ING POOL BY MIKE PELUSOSolution on B7 Metro News ServiceAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, there is more to you than meets the eye. You enjoy letting others get small glimpses of your true self, but this week they will get a lot of information all at once. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Feeling restless, Tau rus? Spend some time with a hobby that you enjoy, whether that is cooking in the kitchen or building something out in the garage. G emini (May 22-June 21) Others may have trouble reading you this week, Gemini. Thats because you are putting forth a few different faces. It is better for all involved if you remain consistent. C ancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer, now is the time to introduce your family to a special friend of yours. This person will be received graciously, so there is no need to fret about the meeting. L eo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, when you want to get something done, it is probably best if you do it yourself this week. This way you can bring your own unique approach to the task at hand. Virgo (Aug. 24-S ept. 22) Cash seems to be owing out of your pockets this week, Virgo. You may want to sit down and make some adjustments to your spending habits so you can get your nances in order. L ibra (S ept. 23-O ct. 23) Libra, your patience is wearing thin, but you need to keep your cool or you could end up in a sticky sit uation at work. Ride things out until the weekend arrives. S corpio (O ct. 24-N ov. 22) It isnt in your makeup to be meek, Scorpio. If something needs to be discussed, speak up and let others know your perspective on the situation. S agittarius (N ov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, a lucky streak has you excited to test your good fortune. Ride this wave, but do not go through all of your money in one fell swoop. That can spell trouble. C apricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, you have been doing a lot of waiting around, but now your patience is bound to pay off. You just need to wait a little while longer to bear the fruits of your labors. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, a big adventure is on the horizon. The trouble is, you do not know what to expect and what to bring along for the ride. Things will come into focus soon. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) You need to take a rest, Pisces. Otherwise, you will burn out very quickly. Friends are urg ing you to slow down this week.FAMOUS BIRTHDAYSFeb. 16 Matthew Knight, actor (20); Feb. 17 Ed Sheeran, singer (23); Feb. 18 Matt Dillon, actor (50); Feb. 19 Jeff Daniels, actor (59); Feb. 20 Brian Littrell, singer (39); Feb. 21 Alan Rickman, actor (68); and Feb. 22 Drew Barry more, actress (39).Taurus should spend time with a hobby this weekWEEKL Y H OROS CO PEDear Abby: My husband and I have been married for three years. I trust him with my whole heart. He is the sweetest man I know. Lately, I have been wanting to know more about his brother. My husband hasnt said much about him other than he was murdered in prison about 10 years ago. Im not saying that he and his family are lying, but I did some research on the Web and came across multiple websites about my husbands brother. Yes, he was in prison, but Im not sure he was actually murdered there. Some de tails are better left unsaid. I know, of course, that you cant believe every thing you read on the Internet, but there is more than one Google page with a lot of information. I want to talk to my husband and nd out what really happened and try to get to know his brother, but Im scared he will get angry and even shut me out, and I dont want that to happen. Please give me some advice on what to do. I just want some straight answers no more sweeping it under the car pet. In the Dark in Ohio Dear In the Dark: There is always a risk when someone goes poking around the family clos et and starts rattling the skeletons. I suggest you be frank with your husband. Tell him you were curious about his brother, went on the Internet, found some surprising informa tion and would like some honest answers. If you trust him with your whole heart, then his response will tell you all you need to know. Dear Abby: I am a wid ow with ve daughters. The youngest is 8, and the others are in their late teens and early 20s. I am self-employed, work from home and very involved in my kids lives. I have a boyfriend I have been seeing for the last 18 months. I spend the night with him two or three times a month, which in volves less than a 24-hour stay. I would like to have an extended weekend or a short vacation with him, but he is balking. He says I shouldnt be away from my baby that long. He grew up with a very dis tant mother and had an unhappy childhood. My daughter spends a lot of time with me, but still enjoys her sister time. How can I get him to realize that my being away for a few days would recharge me and make me a better mom? Badly in Need of a Break Dear Baldy in Need: If you havent already point ed out to this man that his childhood was far differ ent than the one you have provided for your children, then you should. I am somewhat concerned that he is giving you parenting advice, since nowhere in your let ter did you mention that he has any children. It occurs to me that he may have his own reasons for not spending more time with you than he does, and if Im right, you need to get to the bottom of what they are because I dont think hes giving you the whole story. Dear Abby: My husband goes into a tirade if any one has a taste of food or a bread roll before a meal is properly served. He goes off on everyone even a child who has had to wait because the meal is late or they just love light rolls. We have great respect for your answers. He threat ened to write you, so I called his bluff. What do you think about this? Losing My Appetite in Virginia Dear Losing: I think your husband appears to be excessively controlling. For him to expect hun gry people to sit at a table with food and not partake of it is unrealistic, unless its a formal dinner party. Children should be taught proper table manners, but to force a hungry child to sit at a table with bread on it for fear of a tirade is, in my opinion, abusive. People sometimes over react the way your husband does because they have low blood sugar. Could this be his problem?Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447.Curious wife seeks truth about death of husbands brother DE AR ABBYJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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www.newssun.comSunday, February 16, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 OUTDOORS Young friend finds scrub jays interesting Courtesy photoMackenzie Jones took an interest in the scrub jay, which she holds a picture of. Mackenzie lives in Euclid, Ohio.Welcome to the roost! There are some loose ends and reader questions that need to be addressed and answered. We are indeed glad to see that several called and wanted to know about the color of the eye in our photo of the Rufous-sided Towhee; as we went on to say that the male white-eyed Towhee, etc., and thats what our astute readers had refer ence to because the photo shows a red-eyed bird. The fact of the matter is that the Towhee found in the northern sections of Florida has the red eye and the ones found in central and south have a white eye. Second complaint was that we did not give cred it to the Towhees call. This certainly was an oversight as the call is so distinct as to make you believe someone has put their two ngers to their lips and blew. The call note is a two-syllabled tow-hee. The song is pleasing and rather loud, usually being translated into drink-your-teaee. There! Glad to make things a little clearer. We want to give credit to Ruth and Larry Reese, who sent a great photo of a human hand holding a bluebird. As explained in the lovely note that came with the photo, no blue birds were harmed in the making of the card. It got caught in our starling trap another introduced farm pest. The Reeses are farmers in Indiana. We had asked if any one out there had another name for the English spar row. Well, Mrs. Reese said that her husbands grandfather called them spatties. We are grateful for the hands-on information and love it when readers share their bird (or other animal) stories. For some time now, we have wanted to show how important it is for the nat ural environment to educate our children about the wonderful world of bees, butteries, birds, insects, snakes and the great plants and trees, sharing all of Creation, with one and all. The incentive to do this came about as a result of an encounter with a very intelligent 10-yearold who happened to be the granddaughter of my foot doctor. To help me put up with the waiting time before a treatment, Dr. Joni Jones introduced me to Miss Mackenzie Cheryl Jones. Dr. Joni said to Macken zie, Id like you to meet Mr. Hank Kowalski. He is a bird expert and will be able to answer any question you may have about birds. Wow, how am I going to live up to that intro? It was as easy as pie. Most everyone knows how crazy I am about scrub-jays and that was my subject for my new best friend. She was all ears as I went down the list of important features about the life and living problems of this great bird and with the questions Mackenzie asked I knew I had a budding naturalist in my grasp. The off-the-cuff lec ture came to an end when I went in to the x-myfeet room, but when I came out, Mackenzie had drawn a cute picture of a couple of birds for me to take home as a gift from my new best friend. It does hang on a wall, just un der a great pen and ink of a scrub-jay by none other than Dr. Mark Deyrup. Mackenzie and I keep in touch, and the photo in this article was taken at her home in Euclid, Ohio. Of course, all my readers will recognize that pho to, as I consider it the best photo of a Florida scrubjay that I have ever been lucky to have snapped so many years ago. It is of most importance that we do what we can to introduce children to the beauty of nature and how they themselves t into the grand picture. Mackenzie is only 10 years old, but her mind absorbed the story of the scrub-jay like a sponge. The Archbold Biological Station folks apparently agree with that thinking and they promote having school children visit the station and participate in various activities while there. My wife, Ruth, so enjoyed volunteering at the station whenever possible because being able to educate the kids regarding our natural world was a high for her. The local Highlands County Audubon Society has a program that is for mulated by the National Audubon Society to give to all the fourth graders in Highlands County. Certain programs outline different segments of the natural world. This is paid for by voluntary donations from folks who feel that our fu ture protection of wild places, animals, et al, is with the youth of our nation. Amen to that! Until next time, send me your unusual bird or animal observations so that we can share with our readers. How many birds and what were their names? Want to keep track? Send us a stamped, self-addressed business size envelope and we will send you a life list card.Hank Kowalski lives in Lake Placid and is a graduate of the Dr. Reed Bowman Bird Study Course, given at South Florida State Col lege. He is a past commissioner of the Natural Resources Advisory Commission (NRAC). He is also a past president of the Highlands County Audubon Society and a past president of the Heartland Environmental Council, Inc. Email him at hankwildbird@htn.net. BIRDS & OTHER W ILD THI NGSHank Kowalski ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Independence Jazz Reunion will be on the South Florida State College University Center Stage for the 2014 SFSC Jazz Series Friday at 7:30 p.m. The group fuses legendary and contemporary styles, embracing big band riffs, contemporary jazz harmony, lyri cism, powerful dynamics, and spontaneous arrangements lled with satire, love, humor, and joy. The Independence Jazz Reunion originated in 1957 at the University of Pennsylvania under the name of Pennsylvanias Six-Pence. At that time, three of the boys were attending high school and three were attending the University of Pennsylvania. Nearly 45 years later, these life long friends rekindled their boyhood dreams by reinventing their refreshing and innovative music, and playing the spectrum of jazz entertainment. The performance sponsor for Independence Jazz Reunion is Central Security & Electronics, Inc. Season sponsors for the 2014 SFSC Jazz Series season include Tom and Nancy Mitchell, John P. Mills, Charles and Anne Reynolds, anonymous, Dr. and Mrs. Norman L. Stephens Jr., Highlands To day, and The Journal. Individual tickets for Independence Jazz Reunion are $25 and $27. Tick ets are available for purchase online at www.performances.southorida.edu or by calling the SFSC Box Ofce at 863784-7178. SFSC Box Ofce hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday Friday and one hour prior to showtime. Tickets are also available by visiting the box ofce dur ing business hours. The box ofce is in front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive.Independence Jazz Reunion coming to SFSCs Jazz Series Courtesy photoIndependence Jazz Reunion will be on the South Florida State College University Center Stage for the 2014 SFSC Jazz Series Friday at 7:30 p.m. M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunWith galleries and hundreds of projects completed in both cities, James R. Hahn is most know for his large-scale murals and out-ofthe-box designs for businesses, schools and camps. Last year, Hahn decided to shift his artistic focus and bring something new to the front: live painting exhibi tions. Hahn has done shows and painted in a plenn air (in the open air) capacity, but he always wanted to take it to another level altogether. He will get that chance May 14-15 when the Hahns will take it to yet another level, by sharing the Boston World Trade Center stage along with the likes of CEOs and reps from GoogleGlass, MakerBot, Coca Cola, Mi crosoft, Disney and others. The annual Front End of Innovation event fea tures the top innovators in the world, and after seeing the Hahns stage show, the event coordina tors booked the them for a headliner show, plus an additional encore perfor mance. James and his wife, Kay, have developed a live painting exhibition format that includes a big screen projection/presentation with music and exciting visuals of past projects and ideas. To add anoth er dimension to the show, Kay tells stories and anecdotes that are not only about art, but about how art can motivate, brand businesses, and create joy in general. The main part of the Hahn exhibitions usu ally lasts an hour, James starts and nishes a painting on canvas within this hour, while the audience watches, enjoys the big screen visuals, then interactively helps with the countdown to zero. Kay calls Times up! while James signs the work he has completed within the hour. There are many other speed painters in the world market, but the Hahns present something unusual. Hahn explains, I create a brand new work for every show, with out practice or templates. Many other speed painters either paint the same rehearsed work over and over, or create pop art that can easily be mimicked.Hahn to perform live painting at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston Courtesy of Dom Miguel PhotographyThe Seaport World Trade Center in Boston where Sebring artist James R. Hahn will share the stage with CEOs and reps from GoogleGlass, MakerBot, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Disney and others in May. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Doug Gabriel and his family are coming to the 2014 SFSC Matinee Series on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the South Florida State College Theatre for the Performing Arts. Gabriel is considered one of the fastest boogie-woogie players in the world. Gabriel began singing at the age of 2 and started using his talent professionally at the age of 12. He has toured and opened for many stars like Marie Osmond, Roy Clark, Tony Orlando, Tanya Tucker, Bobby Vinton, Mel Tillis and the Gatlins. Since he began perform ing, Gabriel has been a staple in Branson, Mo. In 1994, he found his home on stage in his own show, The Doug Gabriel Show. His talent has made him Bransons most awarded performer. The Doug Ga briel Show is the eighth longest-running act in the Branson area because of his seemingly effortless talent, the quality of his show and the changing of his show each year. The Matinee Series features performances on 10 consecutive Tuesdays starting January through March, at 1:30 p.m. in the SFSC Theatre for the Per forming Arts. The 2014 Matinee Series season sponsors are Dennis and Melanie Bassetti, Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, Inc., Palms of Sebring Retirement Community and the News-Sun. Individual tickets for Doug Gabriel and Family are $13, $16, and $19. Tickets are available for purchase online at www. performances.southor ida.edu or by calling the SFSC Box Ofce at 863784-7178. SFSC Box Ofce hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available by visiting the box ofce during business hours. The box ofce is in front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive.Doug Gabriel and family coming to SFSC Tuesday Courtesy photoDoug Gabriel and his family are coming to the 2014 SFSC Matinee Series on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comSunday, February 16, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 BUSINESS Special to the News-SunWINTER HAVEN Patients under the loving, specialized care of Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care now have another experienced advocate helping to ensure comfort and peace during their end-of-life journey. Gayle Bartoe, ARNP, has joined the Cornerstone Hospice clinical team that serves Highlands, Hardee and Polk coun ties. A Sebring resident, Bartoe began her medical career as a registered nurse and became a nurse practitioner 15 years ago, specializing in primary care and geriatrics. While working in area nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Bartoe became interested in hospice care. I think everyone deserves to have someone with them, caring for them when they die, Bartoe said. If I can help make a persons end-of-life journey better, it is better for the patient and for humanity. Bartoe will visit with patients who need expert symptom management or when hospice nurses request her attention. She will also help oversee admissions of new patients into Cornerstones care. Gayle and her extensive background in geriatric care helps elevate the level of service Cornerstone Hospice provides to the growing number of patients under our care, said Dr. Lucy Ertenberg, MD, vice president and Cornerstone Hos pices Chief Medical Ofcer. In addition to her medical career, Bar toe is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and has been a member for 53 years. She is currently overseeing this years Girl Scout cookie sales operations in Highlands and Hardee counties.Bartoe brings experience to Cornerstone Hospice Courtesy photoNurse Practitioner Gayle Bartoe brings decades of medical experience to Cornerstone Hospice. Special to the News-SunYouve got the idea. Now you need to know how get on your way. Starting Your Business is a class that teaches just that. From how to determine feasibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Starting Your Business is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at University of South Flori da. It is designed for per sons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. The class will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at South Flor ida State College Cor porate and Community Education Room T20. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, Certied Business Analyst with the Florida SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 784-7378.Starting a business seminar set for Wednesday Samantha Gholar/News-SunNewsom Eye Center employees, project managers and administrators break ground Tuesday afternoon at the site of the future Newsom Eye Center in Sebring on U.S. 27 across from Love Buggs service station. Stacy Newsom (center), CFO and wife to Dr. T Hunter Newsom, is surrounded by a team of engineers, clinic managers and other Newsom employees as they dug their shovels into the foundation. Newsom Eye Center was started in August of 2001. The new state-of-the-art surgery center and clinic is scheduled to be open by the end of 2014, Stacy Newsom said at the event.NEWSOM EYE CENTER COMING BY END OF YEAR Special to the News-SunBABSON PARK Webber International Univer sity announced Friday that Laura Wade has been promoted to Director of Community Relations and Mar keting. Wade joined Webber in 2012 as Director of Career Services. Before coming to Webber, Wade was the director of the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and has also served as di rector of Theatre Charlotte High School. She also worked for South Florida State College where she was an ESOL instructor, coordinator of student life, and direc tor and instructor for the Summer Theatre Institute. Wade is originally from Highlands County and is a graduate of Sebring High School. She and her husband currently own The Pure Grit Boot Company, a western wear store in Avon Park. In this new role, Wade, who reports directly to the president, will coordinate and execute the univer sitys marketing, including social media and web presence, serve as a liaison to various community events and continue to be a conduit between businesses who need well educated employees and students who need internships and careers. Given the great impor tance we place on career development at Webber, the integration of community relations, marketing, and career development just made sense, said Dr. H. Keith Wade (no rela tion), president and CEO. Wade gets new title at Webber Courtesy photoDuke Energy Foundation is helping the Heartland Food Bank with its Elementary School Weekend Feeding Program. Duke Energy recently awarded the Heartland Food Bank a $5,000 check that will be used to combat child hunger in Highlands County. Because of this corporate partnership, we can provide food for 100 children throughout Highlands County every weekend for one year. Duke Energy has a long history of charitable giving and volunteerism in the communities they serve. Duke Energy is proud to support The Heartland Food Bank in their efforts to ght against child hunger in the Highlands County area, Jerry Miller, community relations manager, South Central Region.DUKE ENERGY LENDS HAND TO HEARTLAND FOOD BANK M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 596.ANGLIC ANNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@ yahoo.com. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellow ship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMB L Y OF G ODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Await ing His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A ssembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Eve ning Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ cen tered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARBC ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednes days, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www. bethanybaptistap.com or call the church of ce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist C hurch, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C hurch, 1000 Max well St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: ofce@apfellowship.org; Web site, www.ap fellowship.org. First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, His panic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Wor ship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednes day Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at www.fbcap.net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both ser vices with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meet ing at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp. com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contem porary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Fam ily dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School be gins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., fol lowed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the minis tries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, se nior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Gird ley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday wor ship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 808 Gar denia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Wor ship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Eve ning Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Mes senger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 2143025. Afliated with the National Associa tion of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S parta R oad Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For infor mation, call 382-0869. S outhside Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kin dergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is avail able at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 385-0752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Vil lage II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednes day Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vig il Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sun day for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hick ory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 3850049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, ofce@stcathe.com; website, www. stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing, Princi pal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@ stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; De cons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Satur day and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placid view Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., rst Satur day at 9 a.m.C HR I ST IANC ornerstone C hristian C hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 West Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bi ble Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-7679. S ebring C hristian C hurch, 4514 Ham mock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sun day Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Al zheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Ofce hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First C hristian C hurch (Disciples of C hrist), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR I ST IAN & M I SS ION ARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednes day Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C HR I ST IAN S CI E NC EC hristian S cience C hurch, 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/ bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Sci ence and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons.C HUR C H OF BRETHRE NC hurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C HUR C H OF C HR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered class es for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 4022159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bi ble class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website www.thelord sway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 3857443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sun day Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C HUR C H OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sun day, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C HUR C H OF N AZARE NEFirst C hurch of the Nazarene of A von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 338251118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. C hurch of the Nazarene of L ake Plac id, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednes day evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C HUR C HES OF C HR I ST IN C HR I ST IAN U NI ON C ommunity Bible C hurch C hurches of C hrist in C hristian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eterni ty Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church ac tivities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP ISC OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Mo tor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday Bible study at 2:15 p.m. Ev eryone is welcome. Come and worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at redeemeravon park.com. Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 664-9668 or 4535664. S t. A gnes E piscopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucha rist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednes day at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. S t. Francis of A ssisi A nglican E pisco pal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Eliz abeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NG E LIC AL FREE C HUR C H OF AMER IC AT he C hurch of the Way EF CA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednes days. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provid ed. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: the waychurch@ hotmail.com. Web site: www. TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren C hurch, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Chil drens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 3853111). Check us out on the Web at www. sebringgrace.org.INDEPE N DE NTFirst C hristian C hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 4535334; on the Web at www.rstchristianap. com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Min ister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.INTERDE N OM IN AT IONAL World H arvest and R estoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 4529777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sun day School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L UTHERANA tonement L utheran C hurch (ELCA) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Je sus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park LCMS 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrat ed every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellow ship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. Faith L utheran C hurch LCMS ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 3857848; Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Sunday Traditional Worship Service: 8 a.m.; Sunday Praise Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.; Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sun day. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:15 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational op portunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good S hepherd L utheran C hurch (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Church es, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Ser vice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. New L ife E vangelical L utheran C hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fel lowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more in formation, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 3852293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. R esurrection L utheran C hurch ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following 10:30 a.m. service. Wednesday Worship Ser vice is at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T rinity L utheran C hurch LCMS 25 Lakev iew St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director Edu cation Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled dur ing worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship ser vice for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal MidWeek Services each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at www.Trinity lutheranlp.com. Other activities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.NON -DE N OM IN AT IONALBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed rst and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Ser vice, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church ofce 3851024. C alvary C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An indepen dent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on Se bring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denomi national ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail. com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www.ctmforme.com C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We ex pect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpret er. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible C hurch, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Pro grams, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Faith C enter West Ministry, Restoring Lives, Families & Communities. In the Ban yan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Min istries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spirit-lled services. Moving Forward in Uni ty. Church ofce, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H ighlands C ommunity C hurch, a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings C hurch of S ebring, wor shiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningsch urchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. T he L ords S entinel Fellowship C hurch, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Fol som. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More infor mation at www.juanitafolsomministries.com. Union C hurch, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional wor ship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednes day night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Sol id Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. Web page at www.wea reunion.org. Unity L ife E nrichment C entre,new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@ vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring. org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Ser vice, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraor dinary. RELIGION M C Y K

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www.newssun.comSunday, February 16, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional ser vice, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednes day evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato. net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Ofce hours: 8:3012:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email: faith@ strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:306:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 6550713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 3829092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www. salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor John A. Bryant. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap. org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring. org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuelucc.com.P LACES T O WO RS HI P RELIGION A mantle clock on the living room replace and a hanging banjo clock in the dining room both chime every quarter hour and bong on the hour. We have them spaced about a minute apart so that their individual sounds do not compete with each other. These two clocks fas cinated our youngest grandchildren. When they were here, theyd run to the clocks each time they began their song. And when we visit by phone, if the clock happens to chime, we stop our conversation for a few moments so they can listen. We have set them to turn off at night so that our sleep isnt disturbed. And yet, in the busyness of the daytime hours, I sometimes dont even no tice when they chime. But when I do, I enjoy the pleasant sound. We are already into the third week of the second month of the year. When did that happen? It seemed like we just turned the calendar of 2014 yesterday. Already we have celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary and another Valentines Day. Weve spent a week with our older grandchildren in Atlanta so their parents could go on a cruise. And, now were looking forward to the beginning of spring and Easter. We each have the same 24 hours. Keeping a proper perspective on the gift of time will help us invest each moment wisely. Even if we already have a set agenda, a job to go to, a business to run, or other commitments, ac knowledging God each morning before the start of the day makes a wonderful difference. For example, when interruptions come along, turn to the Lord to evaluate if its a tap on the shoulder from him. Plans may get frustrated. But, perhaps the Lord is bringing along a needed change. We may be disappointed when a hoped for expectation doesnt materialize in the time planned. But, God has perfect timing in all things. As it says in Ecclesias tes 3:1 & 11, NKJV, To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven...He has made everything beautiful in its time. A while ago, I learned that the Westminster chimes actually have words attached to their song. Our clocks sing the Westminster tune. From what I understand, the lyrics are these: All through this hour, Lord, be my guide; and by Thy power, no foot shall slide. Our clocks just chimed as I typed those words! May it help us remem ber that we need Gods guidance every hour. SelahJan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent.Song of the chiming clocks P AUSE & C ONSIDERJan Merop The Associated PressW ALL S TREET J OURNALFICTION 1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegan Books) 3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 5. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking Adult) 6. Hollow City by Ranson Riggs (Quirk Books) 7. Love Monster by Rachel Bright (Farrar Straus Giroux) 8. The Goldnch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) 9. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 10. Pete the Cat by Kimberly Dean (HarperBooks)NONFICTION 1. Jesus Calling by Sar ah Young (Thomas Nelson) 2. Duty by Robert M. Gates (Knopf) 3. Killing Jesus: A His tory by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co) 4. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum) 5. 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The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel (Center Street) 11. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Doubleday) 12. Be With Me by J. Lynn (William Morrow Paperbacks) 13. The Husbands Se cret by Liane Moriarty (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam) 14. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (HarperPerennial 15. The Witness by Nora Roberts (Jove) 16. The Arrangement 13 by H.M. Ward (Laree Bailey Press) 17. Until the End of Time by Danielle Steele (Dell) 18. Cress by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends) 19. Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (Random House) 20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 21. Bullseye by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 22. Home to Seaview Key by Sherryl Woods (Harlequin MIRA) 23. Duty by Robert M. Gates (Knopf) 24. First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond (Little, Brown) 25. Hollow City by Ranson Riggs (Quirk Books) BOOKS C ROSSWORD S OLUTION B EST SELLERS M C Y K

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KATHRYN D.KELLER,deceased,whose date of death was November 22,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South 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 9,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Marsha A.Keller 2246 Fenton Ave. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.12-001144 GCS M & T BANK, vs. JOSE M.RIESGO,BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,LAKE HAVEN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC., UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2 N/K/A KENT LITTERFIELD,UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1 N/K/A SHANON LITTERFIELD,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE M.RIESGO N/K/A JANE DOE, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered January 29,2014 in Civil Case No. 12-001144 GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 6th day of March,2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 5,Block 23,of LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION TWO,according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7,Page 61,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLER K CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k 2358119 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 Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. February 16,23,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000357 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, vs. SALLY FORD A/K/A SALLY M.FORD A/K/A SALLYE HART FORD, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SALLY FORD A/K/A SALLY M.FORD A/K/A SALLYE HART FORD, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed February 5,2014 in Civil Case No. 28-2013-CA-00357 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 7th day of March,2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 11840 and 11841,AVALON PARK LAKES,UNIT 37,according to plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5,Page 69,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 2322787 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 Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. February 16,23,2014 S P R I N G L A K E I M P R O V E M E N T D I S T R I C T R E Q U E S T F O R Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S F O R A N N U A L F I N A N C I A L A U D I T S E R V I C E S Proposals for Annual Financial Audit Services will be received in the Administrative Office,Spring Lake Improvement District,115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring,FL 33876 by no later than March 10, 2014. S C O P E O F S E R V I C E S :Spring Lake Improvement District is soliciting the services of an independent certified public accounting firm to provide annual external independent financial auditing services to the District for a period of up to five (5) years beginning with an audit of the financial statements of the District for its fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.The District desires the auditor to express an opinion on the fair presentation of the Districts basic financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and any other value added services that may be part of the contract. Additionally,please include optional services in overseeing State and Federal Grants. C o n t a c t : J o e D e C e r b o D i s t r i c t M a n a g e r S p r i n g L a k e I m p r o v e m e n t D i s t r i c t 1 1 5 S p r i n g L a k e B l v d S e b r i n g F L 3 3 8 7 6 ( 8 6 3 ) 6 5 5 1 7 1 5 p h o n e ( 8 6 3 ) 6 5 5 4 4 3 0 f a x j d e c e r b o @ s p r i n g l a k e f l c o m O f f i c e H o u r s : M o n d a y F r i d a y 8 : 0 0 a m t o 4 : 3 0 p m Joe DeCerbo District Manager February 16,23,2014 February 16,23,2014be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 3rd day of February,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp 08-66953 February 16,23,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2009-CA-000079 LASALLE BANK,NA AS TRUSTEE FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES WMALT SERIES 2006-AR1 TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. SHELLEY L.MIELE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC.; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) NKA JOHN NEWBOLD; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 31st day of January,2014,and entered in Case No.28-2009-CA-000079,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein U.S. BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES FOR WMALT SERIES 2006-AR1 TRUST is the Plaintiff and SHELLEY L.MIELE,MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC.,SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) NKA JOHN NEWBOLD N/K/A JOHN NEWBOLD IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 11:00 AM on the 7th day of March,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 22,BLOCK 4,SEBRING RIDGE,SECTION G,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,AT PAGE 28,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please tion to foreclose mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: The Property:a/k/a 607 S.Willow Avenue,Avon Park,FL 33825 Lot 8,LESS the North 5 feet of the West 170 feet of said Lot 8,PINEHURST,according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1,Page 35,Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. Parcel I.D.A-23-33-28-260-0000-0080 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to John K.McClure,Esquire, JOHN K.MCCLURE,P.A.,211 South Ridgewood Drive,Sebring,FL 33870,the Plaintiffs attorney,and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before March 4,2014 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 4th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870; telephone (863) 402-6591,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 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:13-802 GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, HENRY BRIGNONI,SR.and HEATHER DAWN BRIGNONI,Husband and Wife,if living including any unknown spouse of said Defendant,if remarried,and if deceased,the respective unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, assignees,creditors,lienors,and trustees, and all other persons claiming by,through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and UNKNOWN TENANT #1,UNKNOWN TENANT #2,the names being fictitious to account for parties in possession; Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO:HEATHER DAWN BRIGNONI,if living including any unknown spouse of said Defendant,if remarried,and if deceased,the respective unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, assignees,creditors,lienors,and trustees, and all other persons claiming by,through, under or against the named Defendant(s); 1207 Corvette Ave.,Sebring,FL 33872 OR 607 Willow Avenue,Avon Park,FL 33825 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an acIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No.282012CA001074GCAXMX CitiMortgage,Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Charles E.Jones; Ladonna F.Jones; Unknown Tenant in Possession of Subject Property, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 331,2013,entered in Case No.282012CA001074GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit,in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein is the Plaintiff and Charles E.Jones; Ladonna F. Jones; Unknown Tenant in Possession of Subject Property are the Defendants,that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at,the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the courthouse,590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870,beginning at 11:00 AM on the 4th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 3,IN BLOCK 53,OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES,SECTION THREE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 6,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. February 9,16,2013 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 665110997 February 16,23,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000656 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES, DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF FRANCES I.DRIGGERS, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES,DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF DEBORAH JEAN DRIGGERS, DECEASED; DUSTIN COLE DRIGGERS; JOHN BLAKE LOWRY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DUSTIN COLE DRIGGERS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES, SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26,2013,and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on January 28,2014,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 15,BLOCK 5,OF SEBRING VILLAS SUBDIVISION,FIRST ADDITION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 83,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 4730 COCO PALM DR.,SEBRING,FL 33870-5301 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Highlands County,Florida,at eleven o'clock a.m.,on March 6,2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any.other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 29th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 888110684 LOT 15,BLOCK 5,OF SEBRING VILLAS SUBDIVISION,FIRST ADDITION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 83,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 4730 COCO PALM DR.,SEBRING,FL 33870-5301 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Highlands County,Florida,at eleven o'clock a.m.,on March 6,2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any.other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 29th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 888110684 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 665110997 February 16,23,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000656 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES, DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF FRANCES I.DRIGGERS, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES,DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF DEBORAH JEAN DRIGGERS, DECEASED; DUSTIN COLE DRIGGERS; JOHN BLAKE LOWRY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DUSTIN COLE DRIGGERS; UNKNOWN TENA NT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES, SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; UNITED STATES OF A MERICA,DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26,2013,and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on January 28,2014,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:08000710GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC TRUST 2006-NC4 Plaintiff, vs. MAYDELIS RODRIGUEZ, A LAIN GARCIA,UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAYDELIS RODRIGUEZ, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALAIN GARCIA,ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH, UNDER,AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHOA RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION,JOHN DOE, JANE DOE,AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on January 29,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 10,IN BLOCK 14,OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES,UNIT 7,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 26,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as:5740 WOLF LAKE RD,SEBRING,FL 33875; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on March 6,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of January,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327611/1024913/anp February 16,23,2014 1050Legals

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA TO CONSIDER THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.1 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY is developing an amendment to Rule 4.1,Student Progression Plan.The School Board will discuss/approve future plans to amend the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on T u e s d a y M a r c h 1 1 2 0 1 4 ,at 5:30 p.m.in the Board Meeting Room,George Douglas Administration Building,426 School Street,Sebring,Florida 33870.If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice,a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper.The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent,at 426 School Street,Sebring,Florida 33870.The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to modify the plan to update in accordance with annual review and implementation of statutory and district changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary.The following topics will be amended:Revision of the weighted GPA for each Honor and Academic Level 3 course when the credit is earned from .05 to .5.The specific legal authority includes Sections 120.54,1001.41, 1001.42,Florida Statutes.The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business.The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers,individual industries or state or local government agencies,and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition,employment,investment,productivity,innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law.The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200.The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0.The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn.Marlene Welborn) George Douglas Administration Building,426 School Street,Sebring, Florida 33870,between the hours of 8:00 a.m.and 4:30 p.m.,Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY:Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary February 16,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-39 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF THEDA LYNDA PEMBERTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THEDA LYNDA PEMBERTON,deceased, whose date of death was January 9,2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 9,2014. Personal Representative: MICHAEL A.RIDER 13 N.Oak Avenue Lake Placid,Florida 33852 A ttorney for Personal Representatives: MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 E-Mail:marider@mariderlaw.com February 9,16,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-38 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF CAROLYN LEA SHANER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CAROLYN LEA SHANER,deceased,whose date of death was December 19,2013,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 representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 9,2014. Personal Representatives: CHARLES J.SHANER 366 Lasayette Drive Port Charlotte,Florida 33952 CONNIE C.WALLACE 13031 Walking Horse Helotes,TX 78023 A ttorney for Personal Representatives: MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 E-Mail:marider@mariderlaw.com February 9,16,2014 Clermont,Florida 34711 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Patrick L.Smith,Esq. A ttorney for Marsha A.Keller Florida Bar Number:27044 Law Offices of Joseph F.Pippen,Jr.& A ssociates 179 N.US Hwy 27 Ste.F Clermont,FL 34711 Telephone:(352) 241-8780 Fax:(352) 241-0220 E-Mail:patricksmith@attypip.com Secondary E-Mail:becky@attypip.com February 9,16,2014 1050LegalsDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894

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w ww.newssun.com Sunday, February 16, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 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 www.jobs.thementornetwork.com/florida863-452-5141 CERTIFIED DIETARYMANAGER Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT position available for a CDM with long term care experience, computer experience a plus. Excellent benefit package available, salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. 2100Help Wanted 2100Help WantedEXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 2100Help Wanted 2000 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 NOTICE OF MEETING FOR THE TOWN OF LAKE PLACID Utilities Director Hiring Review Committee The Lake Placid Town Council appointed Utilities Director Hiring Review Committee will meet Wednesday,February 19,2014 at 2:00 PM in Town Hall,311 West Interlake Blvd.,Lake Placid,Florida. One or more members of the Town Council may attend and participate in this meeting. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the office of the Town Clerk (863) 699-3747 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8770. TOWN OF LAKE PLACID Eva Cooper Hapeman Town Clerk February 16,2014 later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person,by mail,of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances of local,state and federal authorities having jurisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida February 9,16,2014 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsINVITATION TO BID CITY OF SEBRING SEBRING,FLORIDA The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-020:845 SEBRING PKWY,SEBRING,FL 33870 SEBRING PARKWAY MANHOLE REPLACEMENT,AT THE INTERSECTION OF LONGVIEW ROAD AND SEBRING PARKWAY Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at:mysebring.com.or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email: kirkzimmerman@mysebring.com,at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM, Thursday,February 27,2014,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.Proposals received 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-36 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF JOAN FELLINGER CULLEN a.k.a.JOAN M.CULLEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOAN FELLINGER CULLEN a.k.a.JOAN M. CULLEN,deceased,whose date of death was January 3,2014,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-3518,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerc Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,IN 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 16,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ C.David Dick 280 Aqua Marine Drive Oak Point,Texas 75068 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Address:lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 Avon Park,Florida 33826-0400 Telephone:(863)453-4457 January 26; February 2,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-61 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF HUGO T.PEREIRA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Hugo T.Pereira,deceased,whose date of death was December 24,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 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 A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 16,2014. Personal Representative: Stephen Pereira 72 Tirrell Road Bedford,NH 03110 Matthew Pereira 13009 Shadow Ridge Road Lindale,TX 75771 BREED & NUNNALLEE,P.A. A ttorneys for Personal Representatve 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING,FL 33870 By:/s/ E Mark Breed III E.MARK BREED III Florida Bar No.338702 Email Address:service@bnpalaw.com February 16,23,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No:FC 13-737 WALTER H.ROLLF,Petitioner and PAULA ROBIN ROLLF,Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO:Paula Robin Rollf YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to Walter Rollf, 1995 County Line Rd.,#5,Avon Park,FL 33825,on or before March 10,2014,and file the original with the Clerk of Court,430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870,either before service on Petitioner,or immediately thereafter,otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED 8/1/13 Robert W.Germaine,Clerk of Court By:E.Krumholz,As Deputy Clerk 1050Legals rf AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00035974SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X2 AD #00035971 CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD #00036003 SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD #00035900

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B12 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 16, 2014 www.newssun.com FORD ASTRO1989. Runs good. Perfect for work truck. $700. Call 863-699-9429 or 863-243-4019 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationPOOL TABLEMizerak. Great condition with Balls, Triangle and Cue Stick. $350. Call 727-744-0767 8350Sporting GoodsWEIDER PROHOME GYM Weight System 38 Exercises. Like New / Hardly Used. $200. 863-452-1927 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipmentTRACKER BASSPRO & Trailer, trim tilt, trolling motor. Many accessories. Excel cond. Custom cover included. $2750. Call 502-439-1546 Sebring. 8050Boats & Motors 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 & SuppliesCRAFTSMAN 42"Lawn Tractor 2012 ( Used 40 hrs) Still under Warranty) Complete w/ Trailer, Dump Cart & Mo Jack. Almost like new. $950. Firm. 863-402-2285 7400Lawn & GardenLAKE PLACIDFRI. SUN 8 4. 1613 Sylvan Circle. Portable Steam bath, cables, gadgets, cookware, fabrics, linens, doilies, antique/collectibles, old wall pocket collection and flower frogs, Cozy Electric bike, Lg parrot cage, televisions, vcr, dvd player, CD storage rack, lg. nice computer hutch,cookbooks, Kribensis fish A little of everything!ANNUAL COMMUNITY SALE!!"ESTATES OF SEBRING PARK" Multi-Family Sale! Fri-Sat, Feb 21st & 22nd, 8am-4pm. Furniture, Household, Tools, Fishing, Crafts, & MUCH MORE!! Go East on Hwy 98 from US 27, approx. 9 miles. 7320Garage &Yard Sales HOMELITE BLOWERHandheld Good Condition. $40. 863-443-0912 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 HOUSEFurni.,, Handmade from balsa wood, not for children. 5 rooms+ lots of acces. Includes doll house -needs special attention. $50. 863-402-2285 COLEMAN LANTERNNorth Star / Butane Fuel. Like New w/ extra Mantel. $20. 863-402-2285 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, in good condition. Painted 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 3/2,1450 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 1,2 & 3 BR Homes. $450 to $700 Per Month. First & Last Months Rent, Required. Call 863-655-3504 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.RENTED!!!!AVON PARKUnfurnished Studio Apartment. $295/mo. + Security. Call 863-452-0101. 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 Rentals TRIPLE YOURTAX REFUND at Palm Harbor Homes Plant City!! www.plantcity.palmharbor.com John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details SEBRING DOUBLE-WIDEMobile 2/2. Excel cond. Heated pool, water & sewer, trash pick up & other amenities. Oak Ridge MHP 55+ Park. 863-471-6516 for an appt. 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 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 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesMAUSOLEUM UNITS.(2). Oak Hill Cemetery. Lake Placid. $900. Call 863-449-0101 4280Cemetery LotsSEBRING MUSTSELL! 1 acre Vacant lot in an up & coming area. Could be your vacation dream spot. Call 614-837-2394 4220Lots for SaleTHE BLUFFSOF SEBRING: For Sale by Owners: 55+, Amenities include stocked lake, heated pool spa, clubhouse, fitness room, tennis, chipping/putting area, library (books, videos, wi-fi stations). One unit is 2 BR/2BA, ground level, covered parking storage shed for $85K, second is 3 BR/2BA, ground level, lots of upgrades for $106K. Shown by appointment only, Phone 863-382-2853 or 863-385-4654 4040Homes 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 OPPORTUNITY FORA MASSAGE THERAPIST at a well Established & Successful Day Spa the Studio of Health & Beauty, MM21553. 1951 US 27 S. Sebring 33870. Call 863-386-0822. 2100Help Wanted 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 or office@lpclp.com 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 atwww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/floridaQuestions call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa GENERAL LABORPOSITIONS Local Retailer hiring general laborers for project for 10+ weeks in Sebring. 2 shifts available immediately. 40 hours a week. Benefits offered Light cleaning, stocking shelves, moving equipment, and painting Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift 40 lbs. Please call 863-535-1318. Must be able to pass drug screening and background check, and have verifiable references. FULL TIMEExperienced Hospitalist A RNP Needed for Local Sebring Hospital Please send resume to s.dyal@achhospitalist.com 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 PALMS OF SEBRING 1X3 AD # 00035985 DAWN DELL 1X4 AD # 00035559 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035576 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035577**********RED HOAGLAND ROP PROCESS COLOR AD 6X10.5 AD # 00036044***********