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The news-sun
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VOL. 95 NO 19 A nice day with plenty of sunshine High 83 Low 60 Details on A12Celebrations ........... B6 Classieds .............. B8 Clubs ....................... B5 Dear Abby ................ B2 Friends & Neighbors B7 Obituaries .............. A5 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssunWant to eat healthier but afraid youll miss your mashed potatoes? Try mashing cauliower for a healthy alternativeCHEFS CORNER NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Panthers run away with win over RollinsA8B4Cracker Trail Ride to honor Polston A6Highlands Hammocks Smith named top state park volunteer of the yearA2 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, February 19-20, 2014Fix it up or tear it down?Harder Hall not only historic area hotel sitting in limbo BY BARRY FOST ERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County commissioners Tuesday morning approved moving ahead with construction on the new sheriffs ofce build ing in downtown Sebring, contingent on a decision by the Florida Department of Transportation. Commissioners will be asking FDOT ofcials to move $3 million currently allocated for Phase III of the Sebring Parkway and instead it be used on Phase II of the second most popular thoroughfare in the county. That request is expected to be hand delivered by commission chair Greg Harris when he travels to Tallahassee N ew HC SO building awaits FDO T nodCounty hoping state OKs shift of Phase III Parkway allocations BY BARRY FOST ERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Want to learn how to navigate the streamlined govern ment? The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and High lands County ofcials are teaming up to host a seminar on that very subject at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Civic Center. Slated to begin at 3 p.m. on Open house to help citizens navigate governmentDEP hosting event on Feb. 27 at Harris Center SEE SHERIFF | A6SEE OPEN | A6 BY KE VIN B OU FF ARDLedger Media GroupSEBRING In its hey day, Harder Hall hotel in Sebring was known by the matriarchal nickname the pink lady. The 86-year-old Highlands County landmark still appears matriarchal from the outside, but it is slowly deteriorating on the inside from nearly three decades of disuse. A more common nickname today is pink elephant, a play on white elephant, a possession difcult to dispose. Whatever the color, many communities across Florida have faced the same issue of preserving historic downtown hotels or tearing them down. In Polk County, that includes Lakelands Terrace Ho tel and the former Regency Hotel, now Lake Mir ror Tower; Grand Hotel in Lake Wales; and Polk Hotel in Haines City. The Lakeland and Haines City hotels got new life after many calls for their demolition. The Sebring and Lake Wales hotels have avoided the wrecking ball so far, but Lake Wales, Haines City face similar issues Katara Simmons/News-SunA lone buzzard was about the only sign of life Tuesday afternoon near Harder Hall in Sebring. Ebyabe/WikipediaThe Hotel Grand in Lake Wales has a history that mirrors many of the other landmark hotels built during the 1920s boom, successful for the rst few decades, then going into gradual decline. SEE HARDER | A7 BY PHIL ATTING ERStaff WriterSEBRING City Council candidates want to keep Sebring nancially secure by not expanding services while expanding city limits and utilities to bring in more rev enue. Candidates also want the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce headquarters to stay downtown with the rest of county government and help attract more professional, re tail and restaurant business, along with residential devel opment. At Monday nights candidates forum sponsored by the News-Sun, the candidates differed, however, on public transportation, singlestream recycling and keeping Harder Hall. The seven candidates running for three open seats are: Lenard Carlisle, Robert Horne, MaryAnn Lewis, Mar ty Roepstorff, Mark Stewart, Nadine Elliot-Tedstone and incumbent Bud Whitlock. Carlisle, Roepstorff and Council hopefuls address issuesSebring candidates want to cut costs, grow economy Katara Simmons/News-SunEditor Scott Dressel asks questions Monday evening during a City of Sebring Candidates Forum hosted by the News-Sun. SEE FORUM | A7

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 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-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERYCA SH 3 Saturday, Feb. 15 Day: 2-1-4 Night: 5-9-4 Sunday, Feb. 16 Day: 5-9-0 Night: 1-1-7 Monday, Feb. 17 Day: 6-0-4 Night: 2-0-1P LAY 4Saturday, Feb. 15 Day: 3-1-1-1 Night: 6-9-1-4 Sunday, Feb. 16 Day: 2-0-1-5 Night: 5-7-1-0 Monday, Feb. 17 Day: 0-9-5-3 Night: 4-5-0-5F ANTA SY 5 Saturday, Feb. 15 4-6-17-18-33 Sunday, Feb. 16 7-13-20-31-34 Monday, Feb. 17 11-20-27-33-35L OTTOSaturday, Feb. 15 1-3-5-10-38-49 X-2 Wednesdays Jackpot: $11 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, Feb. 14 2-9-14-21-23 PB-3 X-3 Saturdays Jackpot: $400 millionMEGA 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 million Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County is celebrating 125 years of public health in Florida by hav ing an open house featuring a historical pre sentation, educational materials as well getting to know you on from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at 7205 South George Blvd. The state legislature created the State Board of Health on Feb. 20, 1889, in response to a yellow fever epidemic in Jacksonville, and Dr. Joseph Yates Porter from Key West became Floridas rst State Public Health Of cer. Yellow fever in Florida was eradicated in 1905. Floridas dramatic growth was made possible through public health efforts that controlled disease and improved environmental health, said Dr. John Armstrong, state Sur geon General and Secretary of Health. Just as Dr. Porter and colleagues saved Floridians from yellow fever over a century ago, we are committed to solving the top public health threat to Florida families now: weight challenge. The year-long celebration of 125 years of Florida Public Health was launched in Key West on Feb. 3, where Dr. Armstrong joined Dr. Porters great-great granddaughter in a ceremonial wreath laying at Dr. Porters grave site. Throughout 2014, the Department will offer educational and health information opportunities. A resource featuring Public Health Heroes from all 67 counties will be released later this spring. During the week of April 7-11, the Department will further high light the 125th Anniversary as part of National Public Health Week. In September, the Department will unveil a full historical exhibit of Florida Public Health heritage at Floridas Historic Capitol Museum in Tallahassee. More information is available at www.FLHealth125.gov.Find out more on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health/ please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov/.Dept. of Health celebrates 125 yearsOpen house planned Thursday at Sebring ofce HAL plans Roast & Toast for HensleySEBRING Raise your glasses and join the Highlands Art League (HAL) on Saturday, April 5, at the Jack Stroup Sebring Civic Center to roast and toast one of the communitys most respected and admired public leaders George Hensley, mayor of Sebring, businessman and community advocate. HALs Roast & Toast celebrating Hensley will also serve as the Art Villages grand opening with every building slated to be completed the end of March. The event will start with an Art Village Wine Walk to the four HAL buildings and feature entertainment, food and beverages and the Roast & Toast honoring Hensley. Roasters will share Hensleys accomplishments and some humorous little-known personal stories and experiences. Sponsorships, corporate tables and individual tickets will be available soon. Contact the Highlands Art League at 385-5312 or email info@HighlandsArtLeague.org for more information or visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org.Downtown Sebring expands banner programSEBRING Since December 2013, the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has been expanding its banner program, which is part of the agencys marketing plan. Banners add interest to the streetscape, as well as help to promote the area and its unique char acter. The rst new set of banners were installed in December for the Heartland Holiday Festival. The banners were red, white and green with various holiday messaging. The second set of new banners will be installed in mid-February. These brightly colored banners will feature the words Dine, Shop & Explore on each one with a corre sponding graphic and the Downtown Sebring website listed on the left side. Our goal, per the mar keting plan, is to have a several sets of rotat ing banners to feature throughout the year to add color and vibrancy to the Downtown Sebring area, said Robin Hinote, CRA executive director. The response we have received has been very positive. Other sets of banners to be used in the yearround rotation include one design for the Roar ing s Festival and one set for Fourth of July/ Independence Day. The holiday and gener al sets of banners were designed by local artist Kristy Harris. For more information about Downtown Sebring, visit www.DowntownSebring.org.Barbershop chorus prepares for concertAVON PARK The Heartland Barber shop Chorus will present How the West was Lost!, a less-than-serious tale of Gunsmoke, during two shows Friday, March 14 at Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave. The shows will be at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available from any chorus member or Jacaranda Hotel, Maxcys Mens Wear or Home & Ofce Essentials. Call 314-9700 for more information.Veterans Veranda to be dedicated T hursdayAVON PARK The Avon Park Housing Au thority (APHA) will dedicate a new 1,000-squarefoot portico/pavilion on behalf of all Highlands County veterans at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The pavilion is located behind the APHAs Del aney Heights Community Center 541 Alton St. The new structure replaces the old obsolete shufeboard court and will be maintained by the APHA for use by local veterans and Delaney Heights residents for social gatherings and related communal multi-pur pose use. The project was made possible by a grant from the Home Depot Foundation and additionally sponsored with labor volunteers from Home Depot in Sebring. More information about the new facility can be found on the APHAs website, www. avonparkhousing.org, or by calling the ofce at 452-4432.SNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EW S BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING The Highlands County Tourist Development Commission has selected an Orlando rm as its candidate to help in marketing the arts and culture aspect of Highlands County to the rest of the world. Massey Communications scored the highest of ve applicants that made the short list. The TDC had sent out a request for qualications in October of last year, looking for rms interested in the job. Five companies, in cluding one local business and one out-of-state applicant had made the cut initially. Massy Communications is an all-woman team that tells clients to think of their rm as a thought bubble a fullservice advertising and public relations agency that provides a unique boutique approach to branding. With over 100 collective years of experience, making businesses pop since 1985. John Scherlacher, High lands TDC executive director, said the next step will be to go to contract negotiations. The three-member committee will be comprised of Scherlacher, Highlands County Development Services Director Mark Hill and Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Manager Danielle Gilbert. The meetings could commence as early as this week. There we will be going over the tasks that we expect from them, said Scherlacher, who has been compiling a list suggested by the TDCs Mar keting Committee. The focus will be on marketing arts and culture in Highlands County Scherlacher said the process would not be a quick one, indicating it could be as much as a year after any plans are approved by Highlands County commissioners before a plan might be put in place. There are several steps to be done, but we are moving right along here, he said. Itll probably be a slow start because we are requesting them to come and visit Highlands County and look at our assets, develop a plan, then bring it back to the TDC.TDC selects Orlando firm for arts and culture marketingMassey Communications picked from short listItll probably be a slow start because we are requesting them to come and visit Highlands County and look at our assets, develop a plan, then bring it back to the TDC .John Scherlacher TDC executive director BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Local resident Darrel Smith has picked up top honors from the Florida State Park Service, being awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Smith was cited for his work as Museum curator at Highlands Hammock State Park. Its a job he has per formed since he was hired there in the mid 1990s. Although he later became a park ranger, Smith continued to research the history of the park and the part played by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Then, working with Civilian Conser vation Corps veterans, he developed a monologue using many of their stories to become a re-enactor. He presenting many of the remembrances in a single, Chautauqua-style perfor mance. It was the CCC that built the park back in 1931. Each year a festival is held at the Hammock with former CCC members invited to share their memories of the work there and at other sites. In addition to oversee ing the CCC Museum at the Hammock, Smith also a board member of the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park and volunteers there. Every year, the Flori da Park Service and the Friends of Florida State Parks partner to recognize the Volunteers and citizen support organizations. Those under consider ation are judged by such things as hours served, the contribution to the overall park program as well as overall communi ty involvement. Smiths was selected from 33 nominations. Smith received the honorarium at the annual volunteer luncheon held Saturday at the Hammock. The Parks volunteers also were judged best in the state for their citizen service organization. Reportedly, those are the two highest awards that are given by the Flor ida State Park system.Smith named state park Volunteer of Year SMITH 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. City clerk retires to pamper pets 5. Sheriff launches human trafcking prevention initiative M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS I was thinking of not doing a column this week. Now that the White House has told us we shouldnt have to keep a full-time job because of health care, I thought Id do just one column a month. I want to cut back my work hours so I can qualify for some of those federal subsidies thatll help me pay for ObamaCare. Better yet, I think Ill quit working altogether and spend more time with my kids. Oh, I forgot. My kids are grown up and gone. I also forgot Im too old to qualify for President Obamas latest government freedom the freedom not to have to pay for my own healthcare and force taxpayers to pay for it instead. Unless he adds convertibles and Mediterranean cruises to the list of things he thinks we all deserve but shouldnt have to pay for, the presidents perverse theory of labor comes 60 years too late to do me any good. Where was he in 1955, when I was being brought up by the meanest parents in Beverly Hills? When I told my mother Jane Wyman I wanted a fancy new blue 3-speed Schwinn bicycle like the ones the other rich kids all were getting, she told me if I really wanted a bike I should get a job to pay for it. Mom, I said. Im only 10 years old. What kind of job can I get? She didnt believe in Bever ly Hills welfare. She told me to get a paper route. She loaned me the money for the bike, but she made me sign a promissory note. I was 10 years old and in debt to my mother. I had to pay her back from the pennies I earned every Sunday morning selling copies of the Los Angeles Times in front of Good Shepard Church in Bever ly Hills. I realize now why my par ents seemed so mean. They believed in training their children to go to work. I believe it used to be called the work ethic. When I was a teen-ager in the early 1960s, I had to spend summers as a fry cook in a lodge at Yellowstone National Park. I barely made enough money for beer and cigarettes, but if I wanted them I had to work fulltime to pay for them myself. If Barack Obama had been president then, he would have made sure I was entitled to sub sidized ObamaBeer, not to mention a $10.10 minimum wage. When I was 20, after I dropped out of college, my parents wouldnt let me move back home. They told me to get a job and nd my own place. Thats why I was working on the dock at a trucking company for $2.10 an hour when my fa ther became governor of California. When I asked my father if he could get me a job in the state government, he said, I dont believe in nepotism. In the early 1990s, when I was buying health care for my fam ily and putting my kids through school, I was trying to get a radio talk show started. I commuted from L.A. to a sta tion in San Diego three times a week 262 miles roundtrip. For two years I did that commute every day for what turned out to be little more than gas money. When I called my mother to tell her how tough it was doing my talk show and asked for some help, she said, You have to pay your dues like everyone else, so shut up and keep driving. I ended up getting a national talk show that I walked away from in 2009. If Barack Obama had been president when I was making those long commutes, he would have said, Its OK, Mike. Turn around and go home. You de serve more freedom. Dont wor ry, Ill take care of everything. The presidents work ethic would have made my life much easier, but not better. Im glad my mean parents knew that.Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant and author Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to Reagan@ caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not neces sarily those of the News-Sun staff.Obamacare and work ethic seem to be mutually exclusive GUEST COLUMNMichael Reagan Spring training is hereLast April I wrote a letter about the proposed legislation in Tallahassee to set aside some $3 million starting in 2015 to help several Major League teams enhance their spring training facilities. I said then that the $3 million was going to come right out of our pockets in the form of tax money. It is inconceivable to me that the owners need any money at all considering the contracts they hand out to players the latest, Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, at $24 million a year; Rodriguez at $27 million; Pujols at $24 million, etc. The aver age salary in the Majors last year was $3.39 million. In 2013, 74,026,895 people attended a major league game in one of the 30 parks. Ticket prices ranged from $53.38 in Boston down to $15.99 in San Diego. The average ticket price for the 30 teams was $28. The aver age cost for a family of four (which includes tickets, four soft drinks, four hotdogs, two draft beers, parking for one car, one program and one cheap hat) was $210.46. Now, using simple math (thats because Im simple minded), $28 a ticket multiplied by 74,026,895 amounts to $2,072,753,000 and some change. Folks, thats the average ticket. Dont forget, Boston charges $53 a ticket, plus many other teams are above the $28 gure. A family of four in Boston would pay $336.99 for the above men tioned items. Closer to home, the Tampa Bay Rays ticket was $20.39. A family of four could go for $155.54. Putting some players salary in per spective: Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees gets $27 million a year. If he hadnt been suspended recently, he would have been paid $111,111.11 a day. Next time you are talking with your representative, tell them to attend a game, have one of those $8 hotdogs and a $7 draft beer and watch a pitch er with a 6.53 ERA pitch to a .239 hitter, both making at least $3 million a year, and then approve legislation giv ing these guys $3 million of our money. Lets play ball.HAL GRAVESSebringFundraiser was big successI would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of our commu nity who came together in support of my son, Chris Faircloth, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer late last year. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, a barbe cue fundraiser was held in his honor. People came out in droves and the response was so overwhelming that we ran out of food, twice! There were so many businesses and community members who provided food, supplies, time, gifts, and more that I cant begin to thank you all. I would like to give a special thanks to Cindy Dutton for organizing and leading the event. I would like to recognize Nicky Byrd for going above and beyond to promote community awareness. I would like to thank Encore Respiratory and Sunny Hills ALF for their major contributions in making the event successful. I have worked in the medical community of Highlands County for more than 20 years and I have seen many acts of compassion but I am truly in awe of the kindness we were shown! May God Bless you all for your support!HELENA L. ROLAND AND FAMILYAvon ParkCandidates forum well attendedThe News-Sun would like to thank the seven candidates for Sebring City Council, along with mayor-elect John Shoop and City Clerk Kathy Haley for attending the candidates forum Mon day night at the Jack Stroup (Sebring) Civic Center. The candidates patiently waited through and answered two hours of questions generated from the News-Sun staff and the audience. The News-Sun would also like to say a big thank you to those voters in the Sebring area who came out to hear what the candidates had to say about various key issues pertaining to the city. Sebring Wholesale Meats was gra cious in donating hotdogs for all of those in attendance to enjoy prior to and during the forum. The News-Sun hosted the candidates forum in hopes of turning more people out for this years city election, set for March 11. Early voting begins March 3 and goes through March 7. Last year only 278 of 5,500 registered voters turned out to cast their ballots. This years election deserves more attention from the voters.N EWSSUN S TAFFY OUR V IEW OUR V IEWWe thank all seven Sebring city council candidates for stepping forward and running for ofce. It takes courage and effort to campaign and serve. Each of you is to be admired. We apologize to you on behalf of your Sebring neighbors the ones who arent bothering to take an interest in democracys most essential event an election. The candidate forums small audience was disappointing, made up of roughly 50 people. The voters, however, asked interesting questions. Important questions as well, because if history is a guide, the roughly 50 members of the audience will be the deciding voice on election day. The most consistent message of the night was that Sebring is doing well nancially, and the vast majority of Sebring residents are content. Which is probably why so few people seem to care about the election; when things go well we tend to our day-to-day lives and delegate everything else. Becoming a representative under these conditions means extra responsibility, and there are a few areas where all the candidates can do more homework. For example, there appears to be some confusion about what a city council members responsibilities are. By state statute, a city council only sets policy. Members have no say in the day-to-day running of the city. For instance, a city council may set a policy of applying for state or federal grants, but individual members do not write grants themselves. The candidates also showed confusion about the citys charter what it is, what is says. Not one candidate appeared to have read the document. Candidates appeared to be in the dark about the states Sunshine Laws. Only one candidate used the word transpar ency, and no one addressed the issue of the publics need to know. There are weeks to go before the election, giving the candidates time to learn more about actual governance. Most of them already have a strong sense of what they hope to do for the city. If more people had turned out Monday night, theyd know what those hopes are.What a city councilor does M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 OUIDA CHUMNEYOuida Lou Chumney, 84, of Shady Grove went to be with her Lord on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Tallahassee. Ouida was born April 5, 1929 in Geneva County, Ala., to Charles and Bobbie (Newton) Creel. Mrs. Chumney was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shady Grove She retired as manager of Kings Kids Daycare in Avon Park, after many years of service and many young lives blessed by her gifts. A true woman of faith, Mrs. Chumney was very active in her church, faithful in her Sunday School class, and an inspira tion to those wanting to draw nearer to our Lord. Even into her 80s, she faithfully served through the churchs weekly jail ministry for women. She will be joyfully remem bered by her family as a devoted wife and a loving mother to her children and grandchildren. She loved her family passionately, and her kind and seless heart and strong and generous spirit lled her home and beautiful garden with love and much laughter. Mrs. Chumney was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Henry and Bobbie Creel, and a beloved granddaughter, Kim Johnson, all of whom have now joyfully welcomed her home. She is survived by her hus band of 68 years, Ollie Clyde Chumney of Shady Grove; son, Jim Chumney and his wife, Linda, of Ormond Beach; her daughters, Bobbie Sue Cyphers and her husband, John, of Newport, Tenn., and Carla Wilson and her husband, Barry, of Shady Grove; grandchildren, Stephen Chumney and his wife, Sandra, Maisie Wilson, Molly Wilson and Caleb Wilson; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shady Grove with Brother Danny Lundy ofciating. Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home. Send condolences to the family at www.joepburnsfuner alhomes.com. CHUMNEYOBITUARIES SUB SC RIBE T O THE N EW S -SUN CALL 385-6155! BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Live music will once again ll the air at the newly restored Champion for Children Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring with the Highlands County YMCA hosts its Strong Kids Campaign benet concert on March 1. The Strong Kids Campaign works to provide funds to local children who participate in YMCA events and competitions. Through this campaign children are given the opportunity to par ticipate in healthy, active lifestyles. With the help of local musicians and other businesses, the YMCA will bring a night of fun and music to the forefront of the downtown Sebring area. Four local and talented artists will take the stage to perform some of the most well known contemporary Christian and Gospel music. Country music stars the Wacaster Family, lo cal gospel artist Kendall Onheirser, the rocking Jayce Harold Band and two-time Heartland Idol winner Nala Price will belt out songs throughout the evening. Attendees will have two different ways to enjoy the show gener al seating and the upclose-and-personal Artist Circle seating. General seating tickets are on sale for $10 and give attendees access to the lower and upper seating in the theater while the $15 Artist Cir cle tickets get guests the front and center (and lower) level seating. Dees Place will provide home-style food and refreshments for the evening. Dees Place is well-known for being the host venue for many of the countys Christian concerts and ministry gatherings in the heart of downtown Sebring. Tickets can be pur chased at the Highlands County YMCA located at 100 YMCA Lane, just off of Hammock Road. Seating is limited and tickets should be pur chased early. For more information, contact the YMCA at 382-9622.Samantha Gholar may be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun.com or 385-6155 ext: 526.YMCAs Strong Kids to benefit from concert Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges Girls Garage is a fun, in teractive car care clinic for women that teaches the basics about car maintenance, driving safety, and communicating with a mechanic. Girls Garage is offered as a once-a-month series of clinics, beginning in Feb ruary and held on Satur days in SFSCs Automotive Service Laboratory, Highlands Campus. Participants may opt to take one, two, or all three clinics. The cost of each clinic is $20. Girls Garage is offered through the SFSC Corporate and Community Education Department, and SFSC instructors teach the clinics. In General Maintenance (CRN 21564), learn how to check vital uids and determine when they need to be changed. Get comfortable inspecting belts, hoses, air lters, and other maintenance points. This clinic is offered Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to noon. In All About Tires (CRN 21566), learn how to change a tire, recog nize worn out tire treads, and what to consider when purchasing new tires. Get tips for staying safe while waiting for roadside assistance. This clinic is offered Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to noon. In Your Service Experience (CRN 21568), learn how to effectively communicate with your automotive service tech nician, and gain an under standing of the multi-point inspection most automotive service facilities per form. Participants will learn ways to ensure that what you are being sold is what your vehicle actually needs. This clinic meets Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to noon. To register for the Girls Garage Car Care Clin ics, call 863-784-7405. For more information about Girls Garage, call 863-7847388 or email communityeducation@southorida. edu/.SFSC offers Girls Garage car care clinics MetroSouth Florida State Colleges Girls Garage is a car care clinic for women that teaches the basics about car maintenance, driving safety and communicating with a mechanic. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The venue has changed but the names and faces will be the same in this years an nual fashion show for adult learning and training clients. This years showcase event will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Avon Park High School auditorium. It will showcase the tal ents of the clients of such services as Visions ADT Inc. in Sebring, Ridge Area Arc in Avon Park and Support Solutions in Sebring. Latrell Morris, organizer with the event for the past three years, said the event features individuals who live with conditions or diseases, like Down syndrome or cere bral palsy, but are deter mined to prove they have talents, such as dancing, singing, rapping and public speaking. (We) want to give people a chance to shine with a disability, Morris said. Im looking for this to ex pand and get bigger every year. Its not a fundraiser and admission is free, she said. Its just a chance for people to show they have talent. The show started ve years ago with 10-15 peo ple in attendance, Morris said. Now, it brings in 200 people. Originally held at Visions ADT at 4141 U.S. 27 North, it grew too large and was moved to Sebring Middle School commons in 2012. It has grown again, Morris said, and is now in Avon Park. She has 29 people signed up: 15 women and 14 men. Two of them will be crowned King and Queen by the judges. Beth Horn, a client of Support Solutions since August, said she, her twin sister and a friend will perform a dance number. Her sister is also compet ing in the fashion show, Horn said. One contestant this year will show aptitude for praying, Morris said. Another will return to give his impersonation of Lady Gaga. Morris wants to thank those who have support ed the event, such as Dawn Lewis, Kathys Consignment in for donating gowns for the fashion show, Collin Roberts for putting together music, Avon Park High for lending the venue along with Avon Park High Assistant Principal Danielle Erwin and her husband for providing food. Morris also thanks ev ery other volunteer who helps her put in the time to make the event happen each year. Those still interested in getting involved in the show may call Morris at 863-873-3604.Fashion, talent show set for Friday M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com on another matter. To help construct the facility, Highlands County engineer Ramon Gavarette pointed to $1.1 million unallocated funds in the countys capital nancial strategy fund that could be available and $3,676,258 in county funding set aside for Phase III of the Sebring Parkway. He also pointed to $2.7 million to be used for a proposed property and evidence building for the sheriffs ofce. That facil ity now would be included as part of the planned new building. During a discussion over a tennis court complex at their last session, commissioners were made aware of $600,000 held by the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee for infrastructure projects. Some commissioners suggested a portion of that money also could be used to help fund the sheriffs ofce new building. At their workshop in January, the board had discussed a number of op tions that were presented to meet the space needs of the sheriffs ofce an issue that has been going on for years. The board by consensus selected option number one, to construct an approximately 42,000-square-foot building on property adjacent to the existing government complex in Sebring. The projected cost of the building has been set at some $9,151,260. Staff members have sought input from the Ar chitects Design Group regarding expected costs and fees to revise and reuse the original construction documents that ADG had prepared when the law enforcement facility rst was proposed for a George Boulevard site. County Attorney Ross Macbeth has conrmed that commissioners may simply use an addendum to the original contract to do the work rather than having to put the project back out to bid. Two lots on Palmetto Av enue needed to facilitate the project already are under contract at $49,500. Gavarette told commissioners the county might have to take out a loan to do at least some of the project, with payments to be made in part. Commissioners worried about the money gener ated by the infrastructure or extra penny on the dollar sales tax noting it currently will be in effect for ve more years, with no assurance that voters will again approve that levy. Former Highlands County administrator Carl Cool told commissioners that trying to pay for the entire project out of a sin gle years budget might be too ambitious. Commissioner Jim Brooks balked at the idea of borrowing money to do the construction, saying he did not want to burden future commissions with the debt. In any case, the issue is not over, with individu al contracts and other issues to come back before commissioners on a regular basis for their consideration. SHERIFF FROM PAGE A1Thursday, Feb. 27, the program is billed both as an open house and an educational event featur ing a number of different state and local agencies addressing a wide array of topics and issues. Environmental Administrator/Ombudsman and Community Outreach Di rector for the DEP Terry Cerullo said the program is being put on by the departments South District. Were doing these open houses in all of the nine counties we work with, he said. The whole process here is to get out and meet the residents and the business owners of our communities. That list includes Sara sota, Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Munroe, Hendry, Glades, DeSoto and Highlands counties. We want to show the people what the Department of Environmental Protection does and let them know how we work hand in hand with county government, the water management districts, the Florida wildlife commission and other agencies for the betterment of the community, he said. Cerullo said they picked the word streamlined to highlight how government has been made easier. Streamlined has been a key word in the pri vate sector and in government, he said. Were getting leaner, were getting smarter and we are reducing the burden to the taxpayers. With recent changes, Cerullo said he event would provide an oppor tunity to let people come out and meet the agencies which are part of the regulation process and learn how things are being done more efciently We understand what the countys needs are, they understand our rules and regulations which are there for their better ment, Cerullo said. The day will begin with educational courses covering single-family docks and self-certication for docking structures. Another program will cover asbestos materials and the management of demolition waste. Cerullo said much of that work now may be done online. There will be two more programs offered at 4 p.m. including how to become a certied state vendor and how to do business with the state. A lot of business own ers dont know that they have the ability to become a registered vendor for the state of Flor ida, Cerullo said. They can learn about that, so when requests for propos als for something they sell is issued, they will have a copy and can then decide whether they want to submit a bid for that good or service. Also on tap at 4 p.m. will be an instructional on renovation, demolition and asbestos precautions in dealing with manufac tured homes. One program of particular interest will be put on by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on living with black bears. That is sue came to the forefront recently with the arrest of Mary H. Musselman. The elderly Sebring woman was picked up for violating a court order for repeatedly feeding wild bears, which is against Florida law. As part of the program, members of the public also will have an opportu nity to schedule one-onone appointments with agency representatives. That is something new this year, Cerullo said. We can make appointments during the open house for people to have individual meetings with some of our eld agents to discuss specic problems or concerns. Those who want to make appointments may call Julie Furlong at 239344-5652. For those who simply want to browse, various agencies will have exhibits to exhibit their programs for visitors. We are going to have a lot of displays. At this time I know Highlands Coun ty will be set up. The FWC will be there, the state park system will have a display, both the South and the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis tricts plan to participate and there will be several others, as well, he said. Cerullo complimented the Highlands County staff noting they had been very, very helpful in facilitating the event. He also noted that the FDEP has a staff member who works in Highlands County. The county also reportedly has provided her working space in the Highlands County Government Annex at 501 South Commerce Ave. We have been in Highlands County for a long time. We think it is so im portant to be there, Cerullo said. OPEN FROM PAGE A1 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Without fanfare, the annual Florida Cracker trail ride got under way this past weekend. The riders and wagoneers are making their way from East Manatee County toward Fort Pierce, where the ride is set to wind up this coming Sunday with a parade heralding the end of the trek. Tuesday night the group camped out at the Kahn Ranch in eastern Hardee County before making their way west on State Road 66 to High lands. They will begin the day Wednesday with their yearly stop at the Cracker Trail Elementary School where they will have a whip popping demon stration for the teachers and youngsters. At or before noon today (Wednesday), they will make their ceremonial crossing of U.S. 27 at the intersection of U.S. 98 and State Road 66. The demarcation will mark the half-way point in their cross-state trek. There will be a bit of a sad note at this years ceremony, Cracker Trail Association president Charlie Mercer will lead a riderless horse through the intersection. We are going to do that in honor of longtime patron and supporter Clarence Polston, who has passed away, Mercer said. Were doing this as a tribute to his family and Clarences passion for the Cracker Trail. Whip-popping rid ers will head the procession, followed by Mercer, who said the black horse will have Polstons boots mounted backwards and his hat on the saddle horn. Wednesday night the group will stay overnight at Hickory Hammock near Lorida. They are slated to enjoy an eve ning of entertainment and competition including a cow whip-popping contest, plus a presentation by Judge Nelson Bailey, who will speak on Florida history. The Cracker Trail Association was formed in 1987 with the idea of recreating a cross-state ride designed to highlight and preserve the states historical role in the introduction of horses and cattle to the continent. Sebring resident Marvin Kahn, on whose property the riders camped Tuesday evening, was a driving force along with Florida State Representative Bert Harris Jr. in creating the Cracker Trail. A local citrus grower and rancher, Kahn said the goal was to widen the lanes of the county roads along the trail, connect the areas of the trail where they were not joined together and to compile histories of the communities along the route. The ride also serves as a means of recognizing the east/west trail used by early cowmen and other settlers.Cracker Trail riders to honor Polston Katara Simmons/News-Sun le photoCracker trail riders will make their way through Sebring today. Check out our new website at www.newssun.com M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 their futures remain murky as each requires millions of dollars in renovations that wont happen until the buildings nd a new pur pose compatible with their current local economies. Theres a growing market in Lakeland, and thats what made it happen, said Jim Studiale, the citys director of community development, referring to the successful restoration of The Terrace as a hotel and the transforma tion of the Regency to upscale apartments. Sebring and Lake Wales dont have that advantage. The Polk and Highlands hotels share a common history with many other Flor ida hotels, such as the Don CeSar, another pink palace in St. Petersburg Beach, said Terry Hunter, 67, a partner in Pickett Hunter Associates Architecture of Lakeland and a student of the states archi tecture history. All were built during the Florida real estate boom in the 1920s, Hunter said. Every community wanted to have one or more of these hotels. Everybody was thinking that there would be all these people (tour ists) coming, he said. They tended to be not just a point of community pride but a community center because they had restaurants, large meeting rooms and other facilities. Most survived and even ourished after the 1927 Florida real estate bust and the subsequent Great Depression because tourism in those decades largely meant train travel, which deposited tourists in city centers, Hunter said. Those winter tourists came for golf and other recreational activities that even smaller communities could provide. That changed in the 1950s when the automobile became the primary vehicle bringing tourists to Florida, he said. When the car took over after World War II, the carbased tourists werent looking for these downtown hotels, Hunter said. Instead they favored beach hotels and later theme parks and resorts designed as destination attractions, a single location offering a variety of amusements and recreation, he said. Beginning in the 1960s, many of the 1920s hotels closed or scraped by serving other clientele, Hunter said. The Terrace became a bum hotel, Studiale said, while the Regency became affordable housing for retir ees. Harder Hall remained a resort hotel until it closed in 1986 when the owners declared bankruptcy. The Harder Hall story typies the travails of those classic hotels still struggling to survive. When Vince Hall and Lewis Harder opened their eponymous 138-room re sort hotel in 1927, it immediately became a community gem, reputedly the rst $1 million building in the coun ty, according to archives at Sebring Historical Society. Construction costs at the time were put at $1.5 million, or more than $20 million in 2013 dollars. In addition to rooms and an upscale restaurant with banquet hall, it offered swimming, boating and sunbathing on Little Lake Jackson, on whose shore it rests, along with its own golf course and tennis courts. After the bankruptcy, Harder Hall fell into the hands of Resolution Trust Corp., the federal agency created in the late 1980s to sell off the assets from failed savings and loan companies. The agency made one move that diminished the hotels chances for revival as a resort business: selling off the golf course and some ad joining land. That reduced Harder Halls footprint from about 300 acres to its cur rent 13 acres, said Bob Hoffman, assistant administrator for the city of Sebring, which owns the property. Since its closing, Hard er Hall saw two aborted attempts at restoration. Miami developer Avi Limor purchased the proper ty from Resolution Trust in June 1994 for $517,300, most of which went into an escrow account to remove environmentally hazardous asbestos and lead xtures. Limor spent $1.5 million on renovations before perishing in a private plane crash in November 1995. Marc Shenker, another Mi ami developer, purchased Harder Hall in December 2003, and worked with the city to obtain $5.2 million in a loan and grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for restoration. The work ended in 2006, when Shenker went bankrupt and left scores of local contractors unpaid to the tune of more than $350,000, according to His torical Society archives. The city foreclosed on the property and took responsibility for paying off almost the entire HUD loan. Shenkers exit created one more obstacle to future res toration, Hoffman said. We have very few building plans, called as-builts, showing what restoration was completed, he said. The as-builts would be important for any future buy er to calculate the cost of completing the restoration, Hoffman said. He estimated Harder Halls three-story north wing about 70 percent complete, the central sixstory tower about 60 percent restored but the south wing only about 10 percent renovated. Hoffman elds dozens of calls each month inquir ing about selling Harder Hall and has given prospective buyers many tours of the resorts interior, he said. Most were just kicking the tires, Hoffman said. The only serious offer came from a St. Petersburg investment rm that proposed to turn Harder Hall into independent and assisted living facilities for seniors, he said, but the company could not arrange another HUD loan. Hunter, Studiale and city ofcials agreed it would probably take $10 million to $15 million to complete the restoration. Like the Terrace and Re gency hotels, Harder Halls future rests on nding an economically viable future for the property, Hoffman said. The key is nding some kind of use that allows you to generate a revenue ow you can make use of as an ongoing business, Hunter agreed. Thats the same issue fac ing Ray Brown of Walesbilt Hotel Restoration, the owner of Grand Hotel in Lake Wales, originally called the Dixie Walesbilt Hotel when it opened Jan. 14, 1927. The Grands history mir rors that of the other landmark hotels built during the 1920s boom, successful for the rst few decades, then going into gradual decline under a series of landlords who couldnt generate the money to maintain the building said Brown, also a student of architectural history who has studied the hotels history. The Grand closed in the late 1980s, at which time it was already in considerable disrepair, he said. A manag er had stripped the hotel of copper pipes and wiring and other xtures that he sold for cash. The city obtained ownership through a lien foreclosure in October 2007. It made a deal with Brown in February 2010 to turn over ownership after his company had completed $1.5 million in renovation work within 16 months. That happened in June 2011, when Brown became the owner. The 11-story hotel has 100 guest rooms and retail space on the ground oor, he said. He and two employees are continuing to restore the Grand, but he acknowledged the work will proceed slowly until he lines up other inves tors for the property. He estimated the cost of completing the work would range from $6 million to $12 million, depending upon future use of the building. Ive stayed committed to it, Brown said. We used to have a lot more love in our hearts for these old buildings. Its not that we cant restore them; we dont even try. The pull between the communitys love for its histor ic buildings and brutal economic reality has so far kept the wrecking ball away from Harder Hall and Grand Hotel. Hoffman noted the city agreed to back the HUD loan after people packed the city commission chambers to overowing in December 2004. Many pleaded with commissioners to back Harder Halls restoration and nobody spoke against it. Sebring Commissioner John Grifn said he believes the community support is still there. People still have memo ries of their weddings and other signicant events in their lives that happened at Harder Hall. They wouldnt want to tear it down, Grifn said. But some in the community who see futility in continuing the search for a savior with deep enough pockets are becoming more vocal about tearing down Harder Hall. The same cries were heard in Lakeland before the city sealed the deals for the Re gency and Terrace restorations, Studiale said. In fact, the Lakeland City Commis sion had v oted unanimously to tear the Regency down before Studiale bought time to nd a buyer. Sebring Commissioner Bud Whitlock voted nine years ago to back the HUD loan, but he now agrees the building should be torn down so the city can sell the 13-acre property. The land alone, less than a block off U.S. 27, probably has more value without the building, he said. There was a lot of sen timental value from some long-time residents who had their proms there, Whitlock said. Its too far gone now to save. Even now it (demolition) would be controversial, but the longer Harder Hall sits there, the less support restoration gets. HARDER FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunCluttered with tools and construction debris, Harder Halls interior remains far from nished.Whitlock are Sebring natives and life-long residents. Both Horne and Stewart are general contractors. They, with both Lewis and Tedstone, are transplants. John Shoop, for mayor, and Sebring-native Kathy Haley, incumbent city clerk, are running unopposed. Mondays candidates forum had 57 attendees 20 percent of 287 who voted in the 2013 election. Yall showing up shows me people do care, Whitlock said. On Harder Hall, candidates said the city cant afford to keep paying $260,000 or more each year mortgage with inter est. The city still owes $3.7 million on a $5 million Housing and Urban Develop ment loan it inherited when the buildings last developer went bankrupt and the city foreclosed on the project in October 2006, Haley said. The city hopes to pay it off in 10 years. Roepstorff said the deteriorating building was the site of his junior prom in 1964. It was beautiful. It was packed, Roepstorff said. Somewhere in (years since), it fell apart. Lewis suggested inviting the Seminole Tribe of Florida to set up a casino, but Roepstorff said the tribe is exempt from property taxes. Both Carlisle and Tedstone oppose having a local casino. Whitlock recommended knocking it down and selling the land, but Roepstorff warned demolishing would cost more money and selling the building or land wont pay off what the city owes. Roepstorff and Whitlock said both the Nancesowee Hotel and Santa Rosa Inn sitting derelict on Ridgewood Drive should be xed up and used or ought to go. Other than that, candidates said Se brings Community Redevelopment Agency is working hard to increase downtown business, and would be willing to expand the district. Lewis and Horne suggested having either a big store or public space to attract trafc. Lewis wants to help direct visitors to parking. Candidates said big-crowd events like the Wine Walk help. Roepstorff lament ed the loss of the annual Race Gala that brought international visitors each year. He recommended more young person events. A lot of us are on our retirement money. The younger population has left, Roepstorff said. (Youve) got to draw young people in for the city to grow. (You) cant get old people to do it. Mark Stewart said Sebring has been wise to have private entities fund Fourth of July reworks. Other candidates were OK with the city chipping in, but Horne said reworks are not a prudent use of funds. Some candidates like the idea of singlestream recycling or public transportation, but all agreed both are expensive. Lewis said the state of Florida wants communi ties to increase recycling participation 75 percent by 2020. Single-stream is convenient, but Horne said thats the problem. Once you go single stream, you cant go back, he said. On public transportation, Tedstone said absolutely, but Whitlock said absolutely not. After two tries, it didnt pull enough riders, he said. Talk about a money-grabber, Whitlock said. (It) takes your rainy-day fund and turns it into a tornado. Carlisle, Horne and Stewart said High lands doesnt have the population density. Roepstorff, former Sebring utilities direc tor, said if a two-mile taxi ride to a grocery store costs $11, the city cant afford it. Almost all candidates said they hadnt read or were OK with the city charter. Tedstone said she would like to change the city election date to November. That would require a charter amendment. All also said they want to see strict ad herence to Floridas Government-in-theSunshine law. FORUM FROM PAGE A7 M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Special to the News-SunHighlands Senior Softball has some angels on the eld, as we honor three clergymen who have a passion for playing softball when they are not preaching the gospel. Les Osbeck of Calvary Church and the Alan Jay Red Sox, Gary Kindle of New Beginnings and the Reections Orioles and Greg Ramos of Mt. Zion Christian Church Inglesia Christiana, Mt. Zion Avon Park also plays for Reections Orioles. They are always available for helping and aiding softball players and anyone who needs prayers in there life. The results of the 60s HCSL Monday had Fair mount Services all over the VFW 4300 White Sox, 17-11. John Smutnik led the attack with four hits and an out-of-the-park home run. Steve Blazing, Jim Holmes and Phil Grimpe all had three hits while Bob Poulin took the win on the hill. The losing White Sox Bill Wilson had two hits with a triple and Tom McNally belted two doubles. On the other diamond Reections Orioles edged the Cubs 12-9 with winning pitcher Dick Osterich and Ron Rieches banging out four hits each. Don Cunningham had three hits and Orlando Hernandez two triples while Greg Ramos added a triple and single. The Cubs Bill Scrase and WayneMcNett each had three-hit games. On Wednesday, the Alan Jay Red Sox squeaked by the Cubs 19-18. Alan Jay was led by Roger Gasperlin and Les Osbeck getting four hits apiece and Gallo Gonzalez three hits. The losing Cubs leading hitters were Jim Kahn with ve hits and Frank Lantz with three. Five other players had multi-hit games. The other game had Reections upending the Fairmount Services Rockies 11-8. Reections was led by Ron Rieches three hits, with one double, Greg Ramos two hits with a triple. Don Cunningham, Or lando Hernandez and Rick Enfeils had two hits each. Fairmount Services Rockies had Bob Poulin with four hits, Bill Toad Todd, Gene Phillips, Dave Rosario and Jim Goodhue with three hits each. Reections and Fair mount Service Rockies are currently tied for rst. Results of the HCSS 70s on Tuesday had Highlands Ridge closing out Buttonwood Bay 12-9. Highlands Ridges Bob Roth socked out four hits with one double, Bill Toad Todd had three hits, Doug Hammond added three hits, one Preachers on the diamond with Highlands Seniors SEE SENIORS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe warm-up corridor tucked beneath the stands of the Lakeland Center seemed emptier now as Avon Parks Delroy Blake sat alone to vent his frustration. The hope, the re, the determination to bring home gold in the FHSAA Wrestling Championship had just been vanquished and Blake was left seething in the darkened hallway. He had, after all, faced Ryan Thomas of Cardinal Gibbon the year before and beat him on his way to a fourth-place nish. And here he had been again, facing Thomas, this time for the Class 1A, 195-pound state title. But this time around, Thomas took away Blakes strength. An aggressive approach that had him trouncing opponents through districts, regionals and the early rounds of this state tournament. Pins and technical falls marked all his wins in claiming a regional title, and in his rst two matches in Lakeland on Friday, Blake had taken a 20-4, technical fall win, and a 17-7 domination. Things were closer in the seminal match, a 12-8 win over Cole Fagan, but it showed that given the opportunity, Blake would pile up the points. Blake brings home silver Dan Hoehne/News-SunDelroy Blake looks for an opening against Ryan Thomas Saturday. An opening that would rarely present itself as the Red Devil senior settled for silver at the FHSAA State Championships. SEE BLAKE | A11 Special to the News-SunThe Highlands County Tennis Association (HCTA) held its 20th annual Thakkar and Thakkar Valentines Tour nament Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16. Thirty four mixed doubles teams took to the courts at the Thakkar Tennis Center, which is owned by the HCTA, for two full days of tennis competition. Players ranged in age from 10-year-old Trace Lackey to 90-year-old Bob Keefner. Drs. Vinod and Tarlika Thakkar have sponsored this tournament each of those 20 years, and the HCTA thanks them for their generosity and overall support of tennis. The entry into the courts located at the Country Club of Sebring is now marked as Thakkar Lane. The Thakkars were surprised at the awards banquet, held at Chicanes restaurant Sunday evening, with the Thakkar Lane sign post, visit and letters from their children and grandchildren, and a humor ous roast by several of the HCTA members who have played with Dr. Vinod Thakkar over the years. The HCTA is a big supporter of youth tennis in Highlands County, having given over $40,000 to youth programs and clinics, in support of the high school tennis teams, and college scholarships to graduating high school team players. This year we had 23 youth playing in the tournament eld of 68 players. Sebring High School was very well represented, and thanks go to the coaches there, Jane Hollinger, Kenny Johnson and Tosin Amomewe for encouraging their team members to play. Tournament Finals were played Sunday afternoon. In A Division, Caroline(Kitty) Lackey and Dr. T. C. Lackey defeated Lynda Hahn and Erik Patel 6-3, 7-6, 12-10 for the championship, while Pam Henderson and Eugene Bengston defeated Laurie Wohlers and Mickey Byrd 7-6, 7-6 to take the consolation title. In the B Division nals, Alaina Keith and Joe Anderson defeated Barbara Spears and Mike Spears 6-2, 7-5. In the consolation bracket nale, Amanda Rios and Cody Crivello defeated Sarah Beth Rogers and Sam Galatti 6-3, 6-4. Cassy Rios and Larry Johnson won the C Division title by defeating Kim Reed and Rob Reed 6-2, 6-2, and the consolation nal saw Destiny Lewis and Bob Keefner defeat Jackie Manley and Ted Poliac 6-2, 6-3. The HCTA welcomes all tennis players to join us at the Thakkar Tennis Center. For more information about the HCTA go to www.highlandscountytennisassociation.org.Valentines Tennis results Courtesy photoDr. T.C. Lackey prepares to hit a forehand smash as Caroline Kitty Lackey looks on Sunday during the Valentines Tennis Tournament. BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe South Florida State College baseball squad may have found its footing. After starting the season 1-6, the Panthers have gone 2-2 in their last four contests, including Monday nights 12-3 trouncing of the Rollins College B team. The visiting Tars actually took the early lead, scoring twice in the top of the rst inning. But the Panthers pitching and defense settled in, allowing just one more run the rest of the way, while the offense scratched its way back into the lead and then ran away with it. Zach Bailey got the win in relief, while Pablo Rubio got the save with four innings of scoreless work, striking out ve. Offensively, SFSCs Justin Tedder went 3-for-5, including a triple, with two runs scored. Austin Bingham went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI. The Panthers look to keep the momentum going during a busy week of home dates. They host Indian River tonight at 5 p.m., Daytona State Friday at 2 p.m. and have a home doubleheader Saturday against Baltimore-area Dundalk Community College beginning at 1 p.m.Panthers rally past, rout Rollins Dan Hoehne/News-SunSecond-baseman Damian Boyum res to rst to complete a double play Monday night in South Floridas win over Rollins. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The second day of the Tanglewood Winter Classic Pickleball Tournament, sponsored by Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes, was played under ideal conditions. There was a clear blue sky and virtually no wind throughout the day as 102 mixed doubles matches were played on the Tanglewood courts. The large groupings in the 3.0 and 3.5 skill levels played a double elimination series while in the smaller 4.0 and 4.5 brackets, a round robin format was adopted. As on Saturday, there was great competition in all of the age and skill level categories. The majority of play ers were from local clubs while others hailed from places such as Bradenton, Ft. Myers, Lake Okeechobee and The Villages. Local teams did well throughout the day with Sue and Gary Schinder le of Highlands Ridge capturing bronze in the extremely tough 4.5 division for players over 50. At the 4.0 level 50+ age group, the gold medal match took close to two hours to complete as the teams battled back and forth with a large crowd cheering on Tanglewoods Debi Yandell and her partner Mickey Gormand from LaBelle. They emerged with the silver medal. Tanglewoods Mike and Sandi March won bronze. In the over 65 bracket of the 4.0 competition, Tanglewood took both gold (Dianne Reynolds and Roger Binette) and bronze (Gail Brown and Gordon King). In the 3.5 class, local Tanglewood Winter Classic wraps upSEE CLASSIC | A11 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 COMING UP SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARDHigh School Baseball Friday Avon Park at Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Lakeland, 7 p.m. Saturday Sebring vs. Tampa Catholic, 3 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. Indian River, 5 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. Daytona State, 2 p.m. Saturday SFSC vs. Dundalk, 1 p.m. Boys Basketball Friday Avon Park in 4A Regional Finals, 7 p.m., if necessary. Saturday Sebring in 5A Regional Finals, 7 p.m., if necessary. High School Softball Thursday Sebring vs. Clewiston, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Sebring at Okeechobee, 5:30/7:30 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC at Lake Sumter, 5 p.m. Saturday SFSC vs. Sante Fe, 1 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Lake Placid at Clewiston, 4:30 p.m. Friday Lake Placid at Heartland Conference Tournament, Avon Park, 1 p.m.; Avon Park hosts Heartland Conference Tournament, 1 p.m.; Sebring at Heartland Conference Tournament, Avon Park, 1 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. Clewiston, 4:30 p.m. Friday Lake Placid at Heartland Conference Tournament, Sebring, 1 p.m.; Avon Park at Heartland Conference Tournament, Sebring, 1 p.m.; Sebring hosts Heartland Conference Tournament, 1 p.m. TodayCollege Basketball Boston College at Syracuse 7 p.m. ESPN2 Auburn at Florida 7 p.m. SUN Mississippi State at LSU 8 p.m. WTTA Washington at Oregon 9 p.m. ESPN2 Notre Dame at Miami 9 p.m. SUN New Mexico at UNLV 11 p.m. ESPN2 Golf PGA WGC Accenture Match Play Championship Noon GOLF NBA Indiana at Minnesota 8 p.m. ESPN Houston at L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m. ESPN Olympics Hockey Mens Quarternal Noon USA Speed Skating, Cross-Country Skiing 3 p.m. NBC Curling Mens Seminal 5 p.m. CNBC Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Bobsled 8 p.m. NBCThursdayCollege Basketball Michigan State at Purdue 7 p.m. ESPN Alabama at Texas A&M 7 p.m. ESPN2 Duke at North Carolina 9 p.m. ESPN Connecticut at Temple 9 p.m. ESPN2 Gonzaga at BYU 11 p.m. ESPN2 Golf LPGA Honda LPGA Thailand 9 a.m. GOLF PGA WGC Accenture Match Play Championship 7 p.m. ESPN2 NBA Miami at Oklahoma City 8 p.m. TNT Houston at Golden State 10:30 p.m. TNT Olympics Hockey Womens Gold Medal Final Noon NBC Curling Womens Gold Medal Final 5 p.m. CNBC Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing 8 p.m. NBC Womens College Basketball Missouri at Florida 7 p.m. SUNSNAPSHOTS LOCAL SPORTSAmerican 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 Satur day, March 1, and benets the South Florida State College (SFSC) Athletic Department. The Panther 5K Run/ Walk will take participants on a path through the beautiful SFSC Highlands Campus and along College Drive. Participants can choose to run the 5K as a race or to take a more leisurely, family-friendly walk four-legged friends and strollers are welcome. This event helps us to promote health among our community and raise funds to help support SFSC athletics, said Rick Hitt, SFSC athletic director and head baseball coach. We will earmark a portion of the raised funds to go toward the Panther Fieldhouse fundraising effort, which is our effort to supply the softball, baseball and future cross country team with a dressing facility located down on the athletic complex grounds. Other funds raised will be earmarked for things that may arise during the year outside of our normal budget. The entry fee for the SFSC Panther 5K Run/ Walk is $25 for adults, $20 for students with a current I.D., and $15 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free with a completed form, but do not receive a shirt. The 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 863-453-3133.Art League golf tournamentSEBRING The 4th Annual Highlands Art League (HAL) Golf Classic, sponsored by Barben Fruit Company, will be held on Saturday, March 8, at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Additional sponsors include a $2,000 Hole-InOne sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a $250 Closest to the Pin sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive. The tournament is a four-person scramble. Entry is $60 per person made payable to the Highlands Art League. The entry includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, prizes and a postgolf meal in the clubhouse. Individuals welcome. There will be a 50/50, other contests, a great day of golf, rafe prizes, mulligans and fun for a good cause to support art education in our community. Proceeds benet HAL, which provides art classes, programs and workshops to youth and adult students, as well as art exhibits in the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA). An application and entry form can be obtained online at 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. 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 Sundays Games East 163, West 155 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games Atlanta at Indiana, late Cleveland at Philadelphia, late Toronto at Washington, late Charlotte at Detroit, late Orlando at Milwaukee, late New York at Memphis, late Miami at Dallas, late Phoenix at Denver, late San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, late Wednesdays Games Orlando at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New York at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 10 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.League LeadersPOINTS PER GAME G FG FT PTS AVG Durant, OKC 54 558 463 1699 31.5 Anthony, NYK 49 472 293 1338 27.3 James, MIA 50 484 287 1324 26.5 Love, MIN 50 418 342 1292 25.8 Curry, GOL 50 425 211 1232 24.6 Grifn, LAC 55 495 330 1329 24.2 Aldridge, POR 53 518 229 1267 23.9 Harden, HOU 45 322 339 1075 23.9 Cousins, SAC 46 369 299 1037 22.5 DeRozan, TOR 50 390 292 1121 22.4 REBOUNDS PER GAME G OFF DEF TOT AVG Jordan, LAC 55 230 539 769 14.0 Love, MIN 50 163 498 661 13.2 Drummond, DET 52 283 393 676 13.0 Howard, HOU 53 173 489 662 12.5 Cousins, SAC 46 147 393 540 11.7 Noah, CHI 50 190 385 575 11.5 Aldridge, POR 53 125 477 602 11.4 Bogut, GOL 48 141 373 514 10.7 Jefferson, CHA 44 92 370 462 10.5 Randolph, MEM 50 162 356 518 10.4 ASSISTS PER GAME G AST AVG Curry, GOL 50 450 9.0 Lawson, DEN 45 396 8.8 Wall, WAS 52 443 8.5 Rubio, MIN 53 441 8.3 Jennings, DET 50 404 8.1 Lowry, TOR 52 395 7.6 Teague, ATL 49 354 7.2 James, MIA 50 328 6.6 Nelson, ORL 49 321 6.6 Carter-Williams, PHL 42 272 6.5 STEALS PER GAME G STL AVG Rubio, MIN 53 135 2.55 Carter-Williams, PHL 42 89 2.12 Young, PHL 51 107 2.10 Wall, WAS 52 106 2.04 Butler, CHI 39 78 2.00 Ariza, WAS 47 88 1.87 Millsap, ATL 50 92 1.84 George, IND 52 93 1.79 Ellis, DAL 54 96 1.78 Chalmers, MIA 45 78 1.73 BLOCKED SHOTS PER GAME G BLK AVG Davis, NOR 44 135 3.07 Ibaka, OKC 54 138 2.56 Hibbert, IND 52 129 2.48 Jordan, LAC 55 129 2.35 Henson, MIL 40 87 2.18 Duncan, SAN 49 101 2.06 Bogut, GOL 48 92 1.92 Drummond, DET 52 97 1.87 Howard, HOU 53 96 1.81 Gortat, WAS 52 80 1.54National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164 200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Games No games scheduledNHL Scoring Leaders GP G A PTS Sidney Crosby, Pit 58 28 50 78 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh 56 29 38 67 John Tavares, NYI 59 24 42 66 Phil Kessel, Tor 60 31 34 65 Patrick Kane, Chi 59 27 36 63 Alex Ovechkin, Was 55 40 20 60 Corey Perry, Anh 60 30 30 60 Kyle Okposo, NYI 59 24 35 59 Patrick Sharp, Chi 60 28 30 58 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 47 18 40 58 Claude Giroux, Phi 59 19 38 57 5 tied with 56 pts. 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 Association February Activities Winter Olympic Medals TableAt Sochi, Russia 6 of 7 events Tuesday (66 of 67 events)Nation G S B Tot Netherlands 6 6 8 20 Russia 5 8 6 19 United States 5 4 10 19 Norway 7 4 7 18 Canada 4 8 4 16 Germany 8 3 4 15 Austria 2 6 1 9 Sweden 2 5 2 9 Switzerland 5 2 1 8 France 3 1 4 8 Belarus 5 0 1 6 China 3 2 1 6 Slovenia 2 1 3 6 Czech Republic 1 3 2 6 Japan 1 3 2 6 Italy 0 2 4 6 Poland 4 0 0 4 South Korea 2 1 1 4 Australia 0 2 1 3 Latvia 0 1 2 3 Britain 1 0 1 2 Finland 0 2 0 2 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 Croatia 0 1 0 1 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1 Ukraine 0 0 1 1KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have become the ninth and 10th Americans to compete in differ ent sports at the Summer and Winter Olympics. Williams and Jones both raced for the U.S. in the womens bobsled event that started Tuesday night. Williams won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at Athens in 2004, was fourth in that race at Beijing in 2008 and helped the U.S. win a gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay at London in 2012. Jones competed in the 100-meter hurdles at Beijing and London. The other eight on the list: Connie Carpenter-Phinney (cycling-speedskating), Willie Davenport (track-bobsled), Eddie Eagan (boxing-bobsled), David Gilman (canoe-luge), Art Longsjo Jr. (cycling-speedskating), Connie Paraskevin-Young (cycling-speedskating), Arnold Uhrlass (cyclingspeedskating) and Chris Witty (cy cling-speedskating).Lauryn Williams, Lolo Jones officially become dual Olympians M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 double and ve RBI. Winning pitcher with two hits was Charie Quinn. Buttonwood Bay had John Degren with four hits, Bob Wood with three hits and a triple, R. Vanculren, Dia Jones Fred and Nelson Richardson with three hits each. The VFW 4300 over whelmed Silent Salesmen 15-3. Don Cunningham had the hot bat with ve hits, including a double and three-run homer. Curt Brown, Gene Phillips and Andy Timmer manis had three hits apiece. John Kloet took the win on the mound. Silent Salesmen stars were Kyle Saunders wth three hits, while Tom Royal pitched in with two hits. The Royal Palms took it on the chin by the leagueleading KFC team 16-11. KFC again had the hot bat of Norm Grubb a homer among his three hits, Ed Lindberg, Bob Fox and winning pitcher Rudy Pribble getting a triple to go with his three hits. Royal Palms Rich Godfrey had four hits, while Victor Rodriquez and Gallo Gonzalez added three hits each. In the Thursday games, KFC increased their lead over VFW 4300 to two games by easily taking VFW 4300 15-8. Jose Torres, Jack Denney and Don Lariviere led the attack with three hits each. Rudy Pribble took the win on the mound. VFW 4300 were led by Gene The Stilt Phillips with ve hits, three of which were doubles. Dale Baughman and losing pitcher John Kloet had three hits each. Highlands Ridge got of to a fast start and held on to beat Royal Palms 1916. Highlands Ridge had hot-hitting Doug Hammond with a grand slam home run among his four hits. Bill Toad Todd and Charlie Qjinn added four hits each. Bob Fahnestock, Ross Anderson and LLoyd had three hits apiece. The losing Royal Palms Dick Osterich and Jim Hensley had three hits and each one had a double to their credit. Jerry Murphy also hit a double. Silent Salesmen took advantage of 24 walks by Buttonwood Bay pitchers to get their rst win of the year. Dick Schlitz had ve hits, Kyle Saunders and Dale Demeer had three hits and Woody Woodward had a double and home run. Ken Filapulo had two hits and four walks, and also was the winning pitcher when the nal score stood at 26-18. Buttonwood Bay was led by Tom Moose Mor risettes ve hits and Jack Grassos four hits and two triples. F Boyd had four hits and two doubles while Bob Wood also had four base-hits. SENIORS FROM PAGE A8 Saturday, Feb. 15Female Open Winner Name TimeZoe Wortinger 24:38.5Female Masters WinnerDavida Austin 29:49.9Female 14 and underRachel Sharp 25:28.2 Kasi Lorenzo 26:29.6 Anna Capuano 26:31.3 Hailey McMahon 28:34.6 Madeline Whitney 30:26.2 Katelyn VanFleet 35:25.2 Jenna Capuano 37:39.0 Baxley Hines 39:22.4 Katie Reifsnyder 41:02.2 Lindsey True 43:08.5 Sarah True 43:08.6 Lyla Marshall 43:09.8 Keely Irwin 50:32.8Female 15 to 20Chelsea Whitmire 28:45.2 Julia VanFleet 29:48.9 Krista Marshall 42:18.8 Mikaela Talley 45:09.4 Chelsea Bassett 45:16.3Female 21 to 29Laura Lovell 26:42.8 Linda Eveleth 27:27.0 Kristina Himrod 29:26.9 Nicole Screws 34:32.9 Krystal Loomis 38:36.8 Courtney Pollard 39:12.0 Heather Knoop 3:39.1 Kristine Cole 45:58.4 Kristin Angell 51:44.6Female 30 to 39Bonny Revell 27:03.5 Amy Zwayer 27:05.0 Shannon Sapp 28:57.5 Trisha Johnson 31:31.4 Ginny Cox 31:45.5 Joan Aguilar 32:03.7 Kelly Dressel 35:39.1 Jennifer Lundry 36:24.3 Stacy Clark-LaMorte 36:59.9 Heather Owens 37:03.7 Mari Gomez 37:11.9 Season Hale 37:24.5 Heather Stephenson 39:09.4 Denise Hines 39:27.1 Chastini Manint 41:10.0 Misty Matthews 41:32.7 Kelly Marshall 43:10.2 Rhonda Pattillo 45:07.9 Jessie Migenis 47:57.9 Christi Gose 48:39.7 Emily Jones 48:48.3 Susan McCarta 48:49.5 Erin McCarta 49:22.7Female 40 to 49Dana ORourke 30:17.4 Tammy Williams 32:40.7 Christine Gilbert 32:43.9 Vicki Hicks 33:56.6 Kim Dorman 36:24.2 Mary Jo Grice 37:23.0 Sara Zamora-Baldridge 38:47.2 Mary Beth Przychocki 41:31.9 Amy Mahaffey 42:51.0 Annette True 45:32.1 Vicki Million 45:40.4 Mindy Whitney 45:56.5 Patty Lorenzo 46:10.5 Jennifer Corley 47:46.6 Jennifer Rhynes 47:50.8 Tina Scali 48:44.4 Carey Conner 48:48.5 Judy Bassett 48:55.8 Dina Capuano 50:32.4 Marcy Irwin 50:32.7 Kristine Reifsnyder 50:32.8Female 50 to 59Dawn Allen 35:16.8 Martie Brooker 35:28.9 April Roberts 39:07.1 Dayna Carlton 42:23.8 Phyllis Beach 47:57.0Female 60 and overJoann Merkel 38:43.5Male Open WinnerDylan Branch 19:08.2Male Masters WinnersChris Doty 20:57.3Male 14 and underTrevor Doty 20:38.0 Chandler Gowan 20:38.3 Chase Doty 22:29.4 Noah Roth 23:33.9 Juan Oliveras 24:03.3 Zachary VanFleet 24:29.1 Christian Picon 25:41.1 Anthony Capuano 26:00.4 Samuel Aguilar 26:51.8 Cole Losa 26:54.9 Finn Losa 29:35.2 Kaleb Lundry 30:57.6 Wesley Gilbert 32:28.3 Ethan Nance 32:28.4 Jayden Bolin 32:31.9 Austin Ulm 32:32.1 Logan Million 35:05.3 Braden Million 35:06.1 Ronnie McMahon 41:24.8 Anthony Migenis 47:56.8Male 21 to 29Roy Pettaway 26:22.7 Pranav Deshpande 27:00.6 Justin Jones 28:45.9 Kyle Bovard 33:50.9 Aaron Himrod 34:01.0 James Wolfhope 38:15.5Male 30 to 39Josh Eveleth 24:39.4 Eric Marshall 27:48.5 Jason True 29:46.2 Frank Migenis 47:58.6Male 40 to 49Lou Aguilar 28:34.3 David Stewart 29:16.1 Chris Capuano 31:00.3 Michael Eastman 33:51.9 Ronald McMahon 44:47.2 Matt Gose 48:39.6Male 50 to 59Darrell Jensen 26:31.0 Ron Scali 28:31.9 Chris Beach 28:41.9 Nelson Pacheco 35:52.8 Lamonte Simpson 37:03.5 Kevin Aubrey 37:09.8 Jay Jensen 44:08.2Male 60 and overCliff Ables 37:02.5 Mac Perkins 52:17.3Results By Race Management Systems, Inc., Central Florida StridersDash and Splash 5K resultsThomas didnt give him that opportunity. He had a game plan, Blake said afterward. He stayed up and wasnt going to allow me to wrestle. And thats how the match played out, as Thomas stayed on his feet, keeping away from the persistent attempts by Blake to get him on the ground where he could go to work. Scoring attempts were quelled, and in the end, Thomas came away with the 2-1 win, sending a ustered Blake into that empty corridor. He was soon joined by teammates and head coach Blake Germaine to both share in the frustration and to lift him back up with reminders of what had been accomplished. Its frustrating sure, Germaine said. (Thomas) is really good on his feet and he stayed there. But taking second in state, after nishing fourth last year, theres nothing to hang your head about at all. Delroy only started wrestling his freshman year, so thats pretty impressive that in just four years of wrestling hes brought home two medals. With his mood later calmed, Blake took time to reect and look ahead. I look at it as a learning experience, he said. Its my senior year, so I wont have a chance to use it for myself, but I can help teach it to other wrestlers so they can learn from it. Keeping things positive in the face of adver sity, a mark of both Blake and the Avon Park wrestling program. A program nine years in existence, with state qualiers in each and every season and medal winners in all but the rst year. A proud tradition that Delroy Blake has now continued, two times over. BLAKE FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunDelroy Blake moved up a couple spots on the podium, going from a fourth-place nish last year to the silver medal spot this year. teams were shut out of the medals in the 50+ bracket but swept the medals in the 65+ age group. John Prentice of Sebring Village and Barb Danklefsen from Crystal Lake won gold. The silver medal went to Tanglewoods brother and sister team, Tom Stadler and Betty Schleis while Gloria Soltes and Gary Sewell, also from Tanglewood, took home the bronze medal. Tanglewood was well represented on the podium for the 50+ competition at the 3.0 skill level. Taking top honors were Cindy Riess and Ed Schmidt, followed in second place by Luann Kerr and Patrick Smith. All four players are Tanglewood residents. The bronze medal was captured by Marilyn Bradley of Tanglewood and her partner, Len Shaw, from Lake Okeechobee. The last matches of the day nished just before sunset with all local play ers vying for the medals. After a hard-fought series of games, Tanglewoods husband and wife team, Barb and Bob Thulin, came from behind to capture the gold while Chuck Keller of Tanglewood and Barb Zeman from Sun N Lake had to settle for silver. The bronze medal went to Dave Linderman and Betty Slaveski who both play out of Sun n Lake. The second annual Tanglewood Winter Classic was a great success thanks to the organization by Nancy and Cindy of Pickleball Specialties. Special thanks to Clay ton Farrar, Tournament Director, and his organizing team. Hats off to those who worked so hard to line the tennis courts and do the necessary cleanup. Marvin Strope coordinated referees with many of them spending hours on the courts each day making certain that play proceeded according to the rules. The players appreciated having food available thanks to Ben and Ruth Ann Yantis and their team. The entire Tanglewood Pickleball Club did a great job planning and carrying out the numer ous tasks required in a tournament of this magnitude. CLASSIC FROM PAGE A8In just four years of wrestling hes brought home two medals.Blake Germaine Avon Park head coach STEVE REEDAssociated PressDolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito offered apologies to teammate Jonathan Martin, team owner Stephen Ross and investigator Ted Wells in the wake of the NFL-or dered report detailing a racially charged bullying scandal. The report stated there was a pattern of harassment committed by Incognito and teammates John Jerry and Mike Pouncey that extended to two Dolphins linemen and an assistant trainer, all targets of vicious taunts and racist insults. On his Twitter account Tuesday, Incognito wrote, I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well. Until someone tells me different you are still my brother. No hard feelings :)Incognito issues apology M C Y K

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LIVING BWednesday, February 19, 2014 -Janet Jane Noeb Chicke Be t He Musr Weve been cooking like crazy in the Test Kitchen and last week I really did not feel like making din ner (and, I couldnt gure out what I wanted to eat either). So my husband and I went to one of our favorite local restaurants. At dinner, I still couldnt make up my mind so I ended up ordering a cou ple of appetizers. And that got me thinking. Why do we always need to come up with a big meal for dinner? Wouldnt it be fun to do an apps for dinner night right at home?! Dee Robinsons Chicken Bites with Honey Mustard would be perfect for this and are bite-sized chicken yumminess. The honey mustard sauce is great, says Dee. The Kitchen Crew would agree with that. We couldnt stop munching on these deli cious chicken bites. When you make these, make sure to make plenty. Not only are J White Harris Shanghai Lumpia yummy, but they can also be prepared in advance! Lumpia is a hands down favorite treat for my fam ily. It is a variation of egg roll from the Philippines, explains J White. Once prepped, this is a quick and easy dish your family can munch on. I love Jalapeno Pop pers but nd them somewhat messy. I came up with these quick easy nger snacks [and] now my co-workers ask for them all the time, says Dawn Cordova. I loved her Jalapeno Popper Roll-ups great pops of avor. Really how can you go wrong with crescent rolls, bacon and cream cheese! This one is a guaranteed people pleaser. Didi Dalabas Tiropitakia are so savory, creamy and delicate. I do love most everything about phyllo dough, and this recipe did not disappoint me. This a very old passed many generations down Greek recipe, says Didi. Whether you make larger pieces as a main dish, or smaller pieces as appetiz ers... you can rest assure, guests and family will completely devour your plate! I know I did. Devon Delaneys Cowboy Pork Tenderloin on Texas Toast with Horse radish Ranch Sauce is a mouthful of avor! I love bold avors to shine when I grill, so this represents the best of the west, says Devon. The rub in this recipe is delicious. It blended so well with the avors of tomato, blue cheese and horseradish. The Kitchen Crew couldnt get enough of these! I do like a little kick in my recipes, and Adriana Torres Flaky Chorizo Po tato and Cheese Empanadas are perfectly spicy and 100% delicious! Empanadas can be made in many different ways, says Adri ana. Here, I skipped the sugar in the dough and prepared a savory chorizo and potato lling with cheese. We love the combination of avors and cant wait to make this recipe again. This week, put a twist on your traditional din ner and try one of these yummy appetizers. Im sure your family will enjoy mixing things up a little.Copyright 2011 Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Used by Permis sion. Brought to you by American Hometown MediaMix up your traditional dinner tonight Family FeaturesWhether youre following a weight loss plan or simply maintaining healthy habits, nding foods that are nutritious sources of protein and promote satiety can help curb your urge to snack throughout the day. Wholesome soyfoods can replace other foods in your diet that might be adding too much fat, sugar and cholesterol. Soyfoods also provide high-quality, complete protein, shown to in crease satiety, the feeling of fullness. Soy protein can play a major role in satiety, said Russ Egbert, director of protein research at Archer Daniels Midland Co. We know that diets that are high in protein are more satiating than diets that are high in carbohydrates or high in fat. Regardless of your lifestyle or age, protein is an essential nutrient your body needs, and compared to other common protein sources, the soy bean is a giant. The soy bean is upwards of 38 percent protein, says Karl Weingartner, director of the International Soybean Program at Uni versity of Illinois at Ur bana-Champaign. Fish such as salmon contain about 18 percent protein, while a T-bone steak is about 22 per cent. In addition, a recent study published in Molecular Food & Nutrition Research found that soy ber has favorable effects on body weight, body mass index and fasting LDL-cholesterol levels in overweight and obese adults, all factors that are helpful in weight loss and managing high blood pressure. The soybean by its nature is a complete food. Its very high in protein, it contains valu able oils, essential fatty acids, ber, even the sugars in it are considered to be prebiotics, said Peter Golbitz, director of international business development for the SunOpta Grains and Foods Group. Simple substitutions make it easy to incorporate soy into your favor ite dishes: Combine an avocado, a cup of extra-rm tofu and salsa for a lighter guacamole Substitute soymilk into garlic mashed potatoes Energize your childs morning breakfast with protein-rich soy yogurt Fix a quick, healthy dinner with soy-based burgers in place of tradi tional ground beef Toss fresh edamame on top of your favorite salad Select delicious whole soy nutrition bars as snacks Or, you can experi ment with new recipes such as this protein-rich, low-carb Soy and Spin ach Artichoke Dip for guilt-free indulgence.Manage hunger with wholesome foods SOY AND SPINACH ARTICHOKE D IP12 servings 1 pound silken tofu, crumbled 1 pound low fat cream cheese, cubed 1 cup low fat mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 1 pound frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 pound marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped 1/2 cup green onions, chopped Parmesan cheese, grated for garnish 1. Beat tofu until smooth. Mix in cream cheese, mayonnaise and pepper in mixer bowl. Fold in spinach, artichokes and green onions. 2. Divide mixture equally into 12 (4-ounce) au gratin dishes. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top, if desired. 3. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly and browned on top. Serve with low-carb crackers or bread for an all-around low-carb snack or lunch!Nutrition per 4-oz. serving: 62 calories, 6.6 g protein, 5.7 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g ber, 1.4 g fat, 254 mg sodiumTo nd more recipes featuring soy protein, visit www.soyfoods.org. Soy and spinach artichoke dip

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DEBERSolution on B7 The most requested items Im asked about how to save on are pro duce and meats. They are such a huge part of our everyday meals. It is true that we do not always nd coupons for produce, but it doesnt mean we cant still save on produce and vegetable goodness.BUY S EA S ONAL PRODUCEYour checkbook will thank you when you shop produce that is in season. We get focused on wanting to buy cer tain produce or veggies, but in reality they may not be in season and will cost you more. If you buy produce that is in season and readily available you will save more.BE FLEXI B LEIf you are a one-store shopper, then it is possible you may not save as much than if you broaden your horizons and look at the other store ads or even farmers mar kets and such. Remember it is all about stretching our budgets further.MAXI M IZE YOUR PRODUCEIf you spotted a great deal on strawberries by the at, consider freezing, canning or dehy drating a pint or two for a later time. Last year, we purchased ats of ber ries and bushels of apples from our local high school as a fundraiser. I learned how to freeze and can the fruit. When frozen correctly, you can make this stretch further and free up other room in your budget. Fresh fro zen fruit is perfect in a smoothie or yogurt.P RODUCE CO-OPMany counties have a local produce co-op where you can buy freshfrom-the-garden pro duce and vegetables in bulk and/or share with someone. Not only are you buying organically and fresh, you are help ing to put money back into local farming.F AR M ER S M ARKET SCheck out your local farmers market or roadside produce stands. You are most likely buying straight from the farm. You will get the fresh est produce, sometimes picked that day.P LANT A GARDENLets be real, we may not all have the room or the time to plant a gar den, but there are ways you can grow a few items no matter where you live apartments, rent als or small spaces. Did you know you can slice off the end of head of lettuce, place it in a small dish with a wet paper towel and grow lettuce right in your window sill? The same can be said for onions and a few other vegetables. Re-use your plastic soda bottles or milk jugs as planters.BUY FROZEN PRODUCE AND VEGETA B LE SThis week at my local store, Birds Eye frozen vegetables are free with a coupon. I will stock up on this sale and ll my freezer to the brim. By doing this, I not only will have a fresh stock pile of vegetables but I will be feeding my family healthy and nutritious food for less. This is a great way to add to your slow cooker dishes, and perfect in soup and other dishes.L OOK FOR PRODUCE COUPONSLets face it, the major ity of my groceries are purchased with coupons. It is how I stretch our budget to the fullest and provide for my fam ily, but produce coupons are rare. They are becoming more readily available, though. Sign up for your store newsletter and get on their mailing list for store coupons and savings.P RICE M ATCH PRODUCERemember that you can price match any lo cal store ad at Walmart. If you plan on making stuffed pepper and looking for grapes this week, you may be disappointed because you would have to go to multiple stores to get the best deal. Instead of wasting your gas, bring all your store ads with you into Walmart and get the fresh produce and vegetables you are looking for all in one place. Yes, you can even take your Aldis ad into Wamart and price match for the best produce.Tanya Senseney has over 16 years experience saving & teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Tanya is a colum nist and national speaker. Tanya travels the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audi ences large and small on how to shop for FREE. Contact Tanya for more information at Tanya@Divine Savings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information.How to save on produce SAVINGS DIVATanya Senseney Dear Abby: My husband and I relocated to Florida a little over a year ago and were quickly welcomed into our new neighbors social whirl. Two couples in the neighborhood are gay one male, one fe male. While they are nice enough, my husband and I did not include them when it was our turn to host because we do not approve of their lifestyle choices. Since then, we have been excluded from neighborhood gatherings, and someone even sug gested that we are bigots. Abby, we moved here from a conservative community where people were pretty much the same. If people were different, they apparently kept it to themselves. While I understand the phrase when in Rome, I dont feel we should have to compromise our values just to win the approval of our neighbors. But re ally, who is the true bigot here? Would you like to weigh in? Unhappy in Tampa Dear Unhappy: I sure would. The rst thing Id like to say is that regard less of what you were told in your previous community, a persons sexual orientation isnt a lifestyle choice. Gay people dont choose to be gay; they are born that way. They cant change being gay any more than you can change being heterosexual. I nd it interesting that you are unwilling to re ciprocate the hospitality of people who welcomed you and opened their homes to you, and yet you complain because you are receiving similar treatment. From where I sit, you may have chosen the wrong place to live because it appears you would be happier in a less integrated neighborhood surrounded by people who think the way you do. But if you interact only with people like your selves, you will have missed a chance for growth, which is what you have been offered here. Please dont blow it. Dear Abby: Im 14 and in high school. My fa ther died in a car accident when I was 8. A man who attends my church took me under his wing and has been like a father to me ever since. He is very supportive most of the time. However, he spanks me with a belt when he feels I misbehave. My mom doesnt know about it because she works long hours to sup port the family. I like the nurturing and encouragement this man gives me, but I cant take another beating. What should I do? Blue in the Southwest Dear Blue: What you are describing is a form of child abuse. This nur turing man has no right to hit you. You shouldnt have to tolerate being beaten in order to feel supported. Tell your mother what has been going on, or a teacher or a counselor at your school. You appear to be an intelligent young man. Your silence is what enables those beatings to continue, so please do not remain silent about this any longer.Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Couple arent happy with gay neighbors DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 I recently wrote blog posts teaching you how to braise and how to sear. So it just occurred to me that I should go ahead and combine the two and tell yall about how to stew. What hits the spot on a cold day better than a nice steamy hot bowl of thick beef stew? By denition, stew is not a dish its a cooking method that involves sim mering meat and vegetables in a rich avorful liquid. Now, Leanne, youre thinking, that sounds an awful lot like braising. And it does (gold star for you) there are only a couple of differences be tween a braise and a stew: With a braise, the meat is generally left in its whole form; with stew, the meat is generally cut into pieces With stew, the cook ing liquid usually covers the meat and the vegetables; in a braise, the liquid comes up to the halfway mark of the item youre cooking Very small differences, yes, but apparently enough to dene each of them as their very own method of cooking! What to stew The best things to stew are hardy vegetables and tough cuts of meat. (Did I mention stewing is a dirt cheap way to feed your family?) The best protein to stew would be: Brisket Chuck Oxtail Round Shank Pork shoulder Chicken thighs Mutton You can stew sh, but you dont want to cook it very long or your sh will just cook down into a pot of mush. Sea bass, cod, halibut and shark are good options for sh stew. And when it comes to vegetables, the following are prime candidates: Potato Carrot Celery root Leek Cabbage Celery Eggplant Tomato Tough greens handle stewing well, too, but you might want to add them closer to the end of your cooking time. Kale, chard and collard greens are good in a stew. Now, how do you stew? Im so glad you asked! The following is the basic method youll follow, no matter what youre stew ing: Prepare your protein by dredging in some our seasoned with salt and pepper. This step will help your stew to thicken later in the process (gluten free? No worries, any glu ten free our will work) Take your dutch oven (perfect vessel for stew ing) or other heavy pot and sear the meat in some butter or coconut oil When your meat has a nice dark sear on it, remove it from the pot and add some diced onions, carrots and celery, and stir until golden brown Toss in any herbs and spices you would like to use to season your stew and deglaze the pot with wine, beer, stock, water, or a combination of liquids Put your meat back in the pan and add enough liquid to just cover the meat in the pan Bring to a simmer Cover and place in the oven at 300 degrees for a couple of hours, depend ing on your protein (sh will only take 15 or 20 minutes, while a tough cut of beef will need at least two hours) When theres 30 minutes or so left in the stewing process, add vegetables At the end of the process, if your liquid isnt as thick as you would like, you can thicken it with a roux of our and butter, some arrowroot our or a little cornstarch dissolved in water. Youll then need to bring the stew to a boil on the stove top so that the starch can go ahead and do its work to thicken that cooking liquid. And there you have it. A delicious and nutritious stew. Whats your favor ite one-pot meal? Let us know on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/ savingdinnerLeanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. www.savingdinner.com.Something to stew over: Its not the same as braising DINNER DIVALeanne Ely Here are this weeks Bridge scores for Woodhaven Estates: Party Bridge First: Ken Meyer Second: Bob Helton Third: Betty Frizzell Duplicate Bridge First: Bob Helton and Margaret Bouseld Second: Laurie LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson Third: Nancy Pratt and Shirley BreckenridgeWoodhaven Bridge scores Did You KNOW? In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com A lot of people are talking about eating less starch and trying to avoid carbohydrates these days. I am one of those people. I try and only eat vegetables without starch and often double portions. When we go out to eat, I always ask for double vegetables, even though I know I would love a big pile of garlic mashed redskinned potatoes. I just dont order them. There is not a vegetable that I wont eat and I en joy discovering new ones and nding ways to bring out the avors with proper cooking techniques and fresh herbs and spices. Last week, I did a dinner for the medical executives at work and I served them some carnival cauliower. If you havent seen that before, get in touch with John or Mike McCracken at McCracken Farms in Sebring and ask them to get you some. They will probably offer to grow it for you if they cant nd it. Carnival cauliower is exactly like regular cauli ower but is brightly colored with purples, pinks, greens and yellows. They look great on plates and make your presentations even better. Be careful not to over cook them because it will dull the bright colors. Another good use for cauliower is to use it like I would mash potatoes. I think that you can make smashed cauliower taste great and give yourself the satisfaction of the pile of garlic mash potatoes but in a healthy way. Wouldnt be great to have carnival cauliow er mash with bacon and garlic? What about a little sour cream and chives to go with it? I think that sounds like what I am going to make tonight. Cheers, Chef.GARLIC MASHED CAULIFLOWER 1 quart boiling water 1 pound fresh cauliower orets 1/4 tsp. chicken base 1 tbs. bulk cream cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp. peeled, fresh, minced garlic cloves 1/8 tsp Spice, Pepper, White, Ground 1 tbs. real sour cream 3 tbs. unsalted butter 1/2 tsp. precooked, chopped bacon 1/2 tsp. fresh minced chivesSet a stockpot of water to boil over high heat. Clean cauliower. Add to boiling water and cook for 6 minutes, or until done. Drain well. Do not let cool. In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliower with the cream cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, gar lic, butter, chicken base and white pepper until smooth. Half-cup serving. Ensure internal temperature of 165 F. Garnish with chives and chopped bacon. Hold warm for service.Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at timmiespain@iammorrison.com/.Smash your cauliflower for a potato substitute C HEFS C ORNERTim Spain M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Sebring Elks announce winners in essay contestSEBRING Sebring Elks 1529 held a School Essay Contest What Veterans Day Means To Me. More than 100 essays were received. Winners from the Sebring Lodge were Division One Fifth Grade, Cracker Trail Elementary: Tyler Summors, Melissa Yaezel and Dylan Austin. Division Two Seventh Grade, Hill Gustat Middle School: Kaycee Ryan, Christofer Wolf and Carsen Angell. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 awarded each of the six winners a $30 Walmart gift certicate. The presenta tions were made by the school principals. Winners names from the Sebring Lodge were sent to SWC District in January. The District will submit their winners to the state no later than Feb. 28 and the state will sub mit to national no later than March 31. The purpose of this contest was to provide these children the opportunity to express their pride in America. Winners were judged in two divisions (Division One was fth and sixth grades and Two was seventh and eighth grades). The essays were not to exceed 250 words and were judged on orig inality, development of theme, mechanics and neatness. TOPS 632LAKE PLACID TOPS FL 632 meets every Monday at the Womens Club House on Main Street in Lake Placid. Weigh-in is 3-3:45 p.m. with the meeting starting at 4 p.m. Any one is invited to attend. Call Judy OBoyle at 26008 31. Donna Raff gave an interesting program on Emotional Eating. Some of her suggestions were to identify your problem, learn to feed your feelings without using food, dont beat yourself up and to count to 10 minutes. This was the same idea leader Judy OBoyle talked about in her prep talks before the meeting starts. Karen Goodwin took the roll call and with 34 members weighing in, the club lost weight again this week. The Best Loser was Anna Harrington. The club had two guests, Sha ron Van Dis and Cory Wilson. No-No this week is emotional eating and the Yes-Yes is broccoli and carrots. The club has two contests running. The Dont Spill The Beans contest winners were Elaine Orr, Gail Shane, Christie Nowland, Mary Jo Finn, Barbara Helminger, Jean Ottoway, Betty Snyder, Carolyn Mead and Linda Pollard. For the Alphabet contest, winners were Penny Her warth, Anna Harrington, Christie Nowland and Linda Haidle. Next week. the letter will be S.Dance Club hosts Golden Era BandSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the Golden Era Band 14-piece dance band from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Snacks and sandwiches will be available. BYOB. Admission is $5 for members, and $7 for nonmembers. Dress is smart casual. Everyone wel come, including singles. Call 386-0855, or visit www.highlandsdanceclub. org/.Promenaders plan square danceLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders will be hosting a square dance on Thursday. Ron Reardon will begin calling at 7:30 p.m. and pie will be served at the break. The dance will be held at Sunshine RV Resort on State Road 70, 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27, south of Lake Placid. Square dance attire is not required and visitors are always wel come. Call Jim at 863-2431226.Buttonwood Squares plan Cookie DanceSEBRING The Buttonwood Squares of Buttonwood Bay RV Resort are hosting a Cookie Dance on Friday at the recreation hall in the park. Nelson Wakeman will be calling the squares with Jama Wakeman doing some line dances. It starts at 7 p.m. with some line dancing then squares from 7:30-9:30. The next dance will be March 21.AP Lakes Association plans yard saleAVON PARK The Avon Park Lakes Association will be having its annual yard sale on March 8. Tables are available. Inside table rentals are $10 and outside table rentals are $5. For more infor mation or to rent a table, please call Carol at 4526707.Shrine Club hosting musicSEBRING The Sebring Shrine Club will host the Band North and South playing country, gospel and bluegrass music from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the lodge located on State Road 17 North. Refreshments will be available. No alcohol will be served. This event is open to the public.Friends of Istokpoga winter meeting and election is ThursdayLORIDA The Friends of Istokpoga will hold its 2014 winter general membership meeting and election at the Lorida community center at 7 p.m. on Thursday. This meeting will be the election of ofcers for 2014 and there will be two guest speakers. The rst speaker for the evening will be Don Nor ton, proprietor and shing guide of the Reds II Fishing and Bait store. He will give rst-hand advice on catching the big bass of Lake Istokpoga and tips about the best tackle to do it with. The second speaker will be Bill Pouder, FWC Fish eries Administrator. He will give an update on the Lake Istokpoga crappie study and some infor mation about a proposed change to the bass regulation on Lake Istokpoga. There will also be a question-and-answer session after there presentation. Low Vision Information Group & The Red Cane Club meet ThursdaySEBRING Low Vision Information Group & The Red Cane Club are planning to meet Thursday at Highlands Community Church at 11 a.m. for introductions, sharing experiences, tips and announcements. The purpose of the group is to encourage people with low vision or those that are legally blind to share their experiences and to understand that there are many ways to help keep ones independence and continue to do nearly all of their daily activities that they have done in the past. This month, the speaker will be William Eastburn, OTR/L, the chief occupational therapist with ACE HomeCare. Eastburns topic will be about low vision and how occupational therapy can help you. The lecture starts at noon. The lecture series for the Red Cane Club and the Low Vision Information Group is organized through H.A.L.L.O. (Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization). If you would like to be on the mailing list for notication of the meetings and guest speakers, please call HALLO at 3851196; email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872.Garden Club plans card partySEBRING The Garden Club of Sebring is host ing its Annual Luncheon Card Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 6 at the Jack Stroup Civic Center downtown. Tickets are $8. There will be door prizes and silent auction. Bring your games and join the fun. All proceeds are ded icated to our scholarship program. Call Dottee Cohen at 385-0759.Womans Club plans fashion showSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring brings a unique fashion show to its clubhouse at 11 a.m. Friday. The Mobile Boutique Clothing Store On Wheels offers the n est collection of cruise, resort, and casual related separates, jewelry and accessories with a wide variety of style and sizes for everyone. Items that you see and like can be pur chased at the event. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from all Womans Club members or call Judy Trier at (260) 242-0612 or Barbara Nor ling at (860) 965-5114 for information or tickets.DAR is Cruisin Into SpringSEBRING The Patriots Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is having their annual fundraiser. This year, it is a catered luncheon by Mae Lees and a fashion show with a Cruisin Into Spring theme. The event will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 126 S. Pine St., Sebring. Tickets are $25 each and the proceeds are used to fund scholarships and youth programs. S ponsors are Swaine & Leidel and Frames and Images. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Sheila Smith, Chairman at 465-5667 or sheilasmith1220@msn. com/. VFW plans day cruiseAVON PARK VFW Post 9853 Mens Auxiliary will host a day trip to Vic tory Casino Ship for a funlled day on the ocean Saturday. Cost is $40 for the day. Transportation and hot meal is another $20. Free play. You must have a reservation. Call 452-5647 or 4535560.Woodcarvers plan show SaturdaySEBRING The Highlands Woodcarvers Artistry in Wood Show, in conjunction with the Lake Placid Woodcarvers, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center O.S. Polston Auditorium, 4905 George Blvd. There will be a carving competition and sale, carving demonstrations and vendors, woodworking and wood turning display (table top-sized only), refreshments and door prizes. Entry is a $3 donation. Call Eric Maron at 2736136.Placid Lakes plans rummage saleLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Homeowners Association annual rum mage sale will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. It will include a bake sale and a plant sale. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Noon Rotary presented Jackie Coyne with the Teacher of the Month award on Feb. 12 at the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Coyne re ceived $50 and a certicate from the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club. She is a current AVID elective Teacher at Lake Placid High School, in addition to teaching physical education classes including team sports, tennis and basketball. Prior to being hired as the physical education teacher in 2012, she served as the P.E. paraprofessional for two years. While living in Pennsylvania she served as the accounts payable personnel for Chartiers Valley School District. Additionally she served as a paraprofession al one to one for a profoundly handicapped student from 2003-2006. Coyne graduated from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in elementary and ear ly childhood education. Upon moving to Florida, she worked diligently to complete all DOE requirements and received her permanent certi cation in November of 2013. Coyne is current ly the Lake Placid High Schools varsity girls basketball and tennis coach. Her second sea son in basketball was a historical moment for her because the girls became district champs. Coyne was honored as Coach of the Year for Highlands County Womens Basketball in 20122013 and was nominated as Teacher of the Year for Lake Placid High School for 2013-2014 and was chosen. Teaching has been a lifelong dream, career goal and desire of mine. It was while serving as a one on one paraprofes sional that my passion grew and I knew I was destined to be in teaching. My desire to impact students, athletes and people is something, which can truly never be explained. My desire to make a difference has formed a successful teacher. It is the intangible traits that separate us as teachers. I rmly believe I was in this eld to teach and impact students in the same manner I was impacted by my teachers and coaches. No matter what the situation, the circumstance or the mentality, I refer often to one of the greatest coaches and speakers of my time, Jimmy Valvano, Dont give up ... Dont ever give up! I live my life this way, I attack each day, I wake up and go to work this way, and in par enting, I exist this way, Coyne said.LP Noon Rotary names Coyne Teacher of Month Courtesy photoLake Placid High School principal Toni Stivender (from left) joins Lake Placid Noon Rotary director Lorraine Hutchins in congratulating Jackie Coyne, Teacher of the Month. The news is just a click away! www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com Leah FeathersDaniel Feathers and Jennifer Zenner of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Leah Elizabeth Feathers, at 7:53 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Leah weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Ann Zenner. Paternal grandparents are Mel and Marsha Feathers.Cadance PattersonJoshua Glenn Patterson and Elizabeth Jody Capmany of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Cadance Annabelle Patterson, at 3:50 a.m. on Feb. 15, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Cadance weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandfather is Dennis Lee Capmany. Pater nal grandparents are Everette Warden Ritenour Jr. and Beth Ann Patterson. Earl and Claudelle Keene of Sebring will cel ebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19. They were married in Sana Anna, Calif. by an Army chaplan. The couple moved to Sebring 20 years ago from Belleville, Mich. Earl is a veteran of World War II and worked as a pi lot for United Airlines while Claudelle made a home for them and their three children Claudia (Darrell) Edgar of Virginia, Christy (Bob) Arrell of Washington, and Earl R. Keene of California. The Keenes also have six grandchildren and seven great-grandchil dren. A reception was held at Inn on the Lakes on Feb. 16 and was hosted by their children, grandchil dren and friends. Courtesy photoMr. and Mrs. Earl Keene Courtesy photoA young Mr. and Mrs. Earl KeeneCELEBRATIONS 70TH ANNIVERSA RYKeenBIRTH A NNOUN C EMENTS Courtesy photoSebring Elks 1529 is proud to announce Janice Garrison as Elk Of The Month for February. Since joining the lodge last March, Garrison has spent a lot of time in the kitchen and out at the steamers. Garrison has experience as a banquet caterer and waitress and puts this knowledge to work helping kitchen volunteers prepare and serve the meals.SEBRING ELK OF THE MONTH S UBMIT Y OUR CELEBR A TIONSThe News-Sun publishes announcements about births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in ve-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. The News-Suns ofce hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.O NLINEwww.newssun.comEMA ILeditor@newssun.comMAIL/DROP 0FFCelebrations News 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 JESSICA HERNDONAP Film WriterLOS ANGELES In an awards season that seems to have a ceremony for every facet of lmmaking, the Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild awards returned after a 10-year hiatus with an award for Johnny Depp. The actor received the rst ever distinguished artisan award for his work in lms like Ed ward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland. Depps honor was presented by his long-time collaborator and makeup artist Joel Harlow, who is nominated for an Academy Award this year for makeup in The Lone Ranger. Depp also starred in the lm. This is a great hon or, but glancing up at the screen I realize what a ri diculous thing Ive done, joked Depp while accepting his trophy after clips of his work were shown at Paramount Studios theatre on Saturday evening. I mean seriously, why do they still give me jobs? he added. Ive done a lot of things...I should probably apologize for a few, but I wont. Praising the work of the makeup artists whove helped him nd the root of each character, the soft-spoken actor said he liked when his face was molded in A Nightmare on Elm Street. I found, oddly, that I liked being encased in all of that stuff, he said. I try something differ ent each time as an actor with the amazing help of makeup artists who have made my whole career. Resembling the boozy party that is the Golden Globes rather than the formal Oscars, the makeup and hair stylists awards, which honors the best in the business from lm to television, was a reunion for the be hind-the-scenes artists. Squeals echoed throughout the auditorium as artists with multi-colored hair and thick cat-eye style makeup hugged and kissed. Its our circle or little familys time to celebrate, said Harlow prior to the ceremony. As an ode to visual effects, a woman painted white and dressed in white stood in the lobby balancing a large headpiece made of owers as she was lit by green lights. Host Tom Arnold later joked she looked edible, like a big white cake. There to present the award for best contem porary hair styling to the stylists for Lee Daniels the Butler, best supporting actress Oscar nominee June Squibb called the green lighting wild. Johnny Depp honored at makeup and hair awardsENTERTAINMENT M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS PLACID L AKES PARTY L INEBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Home Owners Association annual rummage sale will be on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be a humdinger, talk about stuff! The folks in Placid Lakes have donated tons of good stuff; you wont walk away from this one empty-handed. The Placid Lakes So cial Circle had Carol Kelly, a RN from Home Health Services, speak last month about having free services at the town hall. Car ol, we have a oneor twohour slot for you; please call Bonnie at 465-4888 for scheduling. The tentative plan is to have this ser vice on a Thursday, once a month from 10 a.m. to 11 or noon. Its time, Pioneers of Placid Lakes, to get orga nized. We have made ar rangements with the Placid Lakes Country Club to start the ball rolling on Thursday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. But theres one important issue that must be taken care of by you, and that is to please call the town hall and RSVP with Bonnie and be count ed. We must have a headcount for the restaurant. You have plenty of time before March 13 to let us know; the number is 4654888. Even if you call offhours, someone will even tually catch up with the answering machine and you will be counted. We have rounded up an old menu from wa-a-a-y back, an original advertising cir cular that August Tobler circulated in the s pic tures of the Catsh Bridge being built, lots of great snapshots of good times past at Tobler Park, original shots of the shopping center being built, etc. The Dalton Gang will be meeting the same day as the Pioneers. The same goes for PLSC. When Joyce calls and leaves you a message, please RSVP, call 699-6331 and let her know if you will be attending the dinner/meeting. Thats March 13 at 4 p.m. Were going to nail some daytrips, and we need your help to do that. Phil and Dee Grayber, volunteers at Southern Lifestyle, helped to host a wonderful Valentine Par ty on Feb. 12 at that facility. On hand were some of the local Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers who enjoyed the evening dancing and watching the crowning of the King and Queen of Hearts for 2014. Phil wears many hats, and is president of the PLHOA. Dee also wears a few hats, teaching line-dancing at the town hall every week, among many other proj ects. Its that time of year, this is when we really get homesick, the robins are coming through, and that means they will be making their way up North. Think they better check the weather a little better, this is not the time to make those plans. Not this week, anyway.T RO P ICAL HARBOR E STATESBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID On a beautiful sunny Monday morning, Marilyn Cromer, Sharon and Jim Boor made the coffee for the meeting on Feb. 10. Joketelling Peggy Sue Teague was the emcee. She read the names of the birthdays and wedding anniversaries and Ruth Ann Walls played the piano so we sang Happy Birthday to Kris Tyfair and Happy Anniversary to Al and Pat Loritz. It was announced that Paula and Jim Bannister are now the proud grand parents of Jackson James Bannister. Im sure they let their son and his wife know how pleased they are of the dark-haired, seven-pound baby. We were sorry to hear that Wilma Miller had fallen and bruised her ribs. So many of us know what it is like to fall and how fast it happens. We welcomed new resi dents at the coffee: Debbie and Wayne Gilham from Missouri at 531 Beechcraft St. and a visitor, Jack Barnes, from Lima, Ohio, a cousin of Gary and Judy Price. Virginia Tharp mentioned that the Highlands Health Department is having a diabetes class twice a month. On Feb. 20, the Red Hats go to the Lake Placid Moose Lodge for lunch after which they will be going on a ride to and around the Archibald Ranch. It should be fun and educational. The March 5 Strawberry Festi val bus trip is $20 and for the admission, the ticket is $8 to the festival. Jim Quarter said the directories will be given out next Monday, but the picture directories will be given out from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. The s/s/s dance will be Feb. 22. Do you remember the tunes from those years? Larry Musgrove will provide the music and even if you cant dance, come and listen. Happy memories. Have you ever had a Walking Taco? Come Sun day, Feb. 23 to a fun meal at 5 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Relay for Life. Our book group meets much later this month, Feb. 27, which gives you plenty of time to read the two books, Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Re becca Sckloot. You may also want to start reading I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai for March. Charlotte Charlton and a couple of volunteers decorated the clubhouse for February. How lovely it looks. Just like we were having a Valentine Ball. Marilyn Cromer made the coffee this morning. Charlotte Charlton held the meeting. Lois Prator announced tha the Sin gles Group will be going to Henscratch Farm on Feb. 19 for the day to enjoy lunch and the music. Debbie Gilham, a new resident, was at coffee. We also had Phyllis (and Gus) Kucinic, friends of Vicki Eckelberry, and Jan Webt, guest of Judy Muise. Faye Christenson also was a guest and has been en joying the park. The February carry-in dinner will be Feb. 27. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. The noon carry-in took place Feb. 11 with a good assembly and plenty of food. Melanie Cornwell said grace and Carolyn Re ece led the pledge to the U.S. ag followed by Oh, Canada, led by Carhlotte Charlton. After the meal, people stayed to visit as it was a real fun gathering. If you think your best days are behind you, they are. If you think your best days are ahead of you, they are. MOBILESAPARTSTRASSE ONESIDEBASIETHITHER STATISTBUENAREDEEMS TOTOUSUALGRIEFSLIT LOLLOPMIODEARTO TSEULNACOSITBEVAS YEMENIACUTEFINEST REALTVAVAALIODESSA OONAAPTERRICEUWYES NUISANCETAREARPHONE ETATSTEENAGERSROUTS IWASNEUERTTOP OILCAROJYORGOBEYER AMINACHOAERIEECO FIVEMANYSATHOLTSOS STEMSBLEHLIAMGUTSY ARUTLEDAACREUTEP STPOVENNAMRONIRHO HOOPLANONNOSIETUDES ERODESMOODYSAFARI ASLANTANNESTROYES C ROSSWORD S OLUTION BY NEIL SIMPSONSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING On Feb. 13, Bill Jarrett Ford ar rived at Tanglewood with six new vehicles for residents to take for a test drive. For each family that enjoyed a brief spin, Bill Jarrett donated $10 to the Tanglewood Res idents Cancer Benefit. This is the fourth year in a row that Bill Jarrett has run the program to help in the fight against cancer. Most people are skeptical of salespeo ple but everyone who has taken a test drive in the four years of the program comes away very impressed by the great team from Bill Jarrett Ford. No pressure to buy, just a chance to enjoy a drive and see what Ford has to offer. Doug Gentry, general manager of Bill Jarretts Avon Park dealership, said, The opportunity to have someone actu ally sit in a Ford while we are helping a community, such as Tanglewood, work for such a good cause is a winwin. This is one of the most fun ride and drives we do, said Marie Anderson, Jarrett salesperson. The people in Tanglewood are so sweet. Its my fourth year be ing out here and I see some of the same people each year and get my hugs. It feels good that the money raised from this drive is going to cancer research. Two of the ladies that rode with me today are cancer survivors, said Anna Lineback of Jarrett Ford. It makes me feel good to be helping and maybe one day, theyll find a cure. Jerry Omand, a Tanglewood snowbird, took a Ford F-150 out. When he returned, he commented that they dont make them like trucks anymore. My Lexus likely doesnt run as smoothly as the F-150 did. After getting out of the C-Max Hybrid, Wal ter Finhert, another snowbird, said. It was fantastic. So quiet! I thought it hadnt started. Im hard of hearing, but not that bad. Tanglewoods new park manager, Rick Sellers, was most im pressed with the Drive for the Cure and feels that Bill Jarrett should return to Tanglewood each year. There was no sales pressure and the Jarrett team was great to deal with. Rick agreed to have all of his staff take time during the day for a test drive in support of the Cancer Benefit. By noon, 149 resi dents had taken a drive and at the end of the day, Tanglewood had surpassed its target of 250 drives. This will re sult in a contribution of $2,500 from Bill Jar rett Ford for the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit.Tanglewood, Bill Jarrett Ford team up for fourth year Courtesy photoKeith and Eileen Walker enjoy their test drive with Marie Anderson of Bill Jarrett Ford. Courtesy photoTanglewood residents line up for a test drive.Test drives raise money for Cancer Benet M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-00217 DIVISION: U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2010-1, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT A.LUNDY,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04,2013 and entered in Case No.28-2013-CA-00217 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2010-1,is the Plaintiff and ROBERT A.LUNDY; JENNIFER LUNDY; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION,INC.; are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JUR Y ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM,on the 4th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 100 FEET OF LOT 13, BLOCK R,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS: LOT 13,BLOCK R,SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 13,BLOCK R, SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282010CA000822XXAXMX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM B.LONDONO, ANA M.LONDONO, MARONDA HONES,INC.OF FLORIDA, SUNTRUST BANK,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 February 4,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 3,BLOCK 703,A REPLAT OF UNIT 4,1988 REVISION SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 4,1989 REVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 65, SHEETS 1 THROUGH 3,INCLUSIVE,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as:4756 TARREG A ST.,SEBRING,FL 33872; 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 10,2014 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 6th day of February,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k 327628/1212902/wmr February 19,26,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000961 The Bank of New York Mellon formerly known as The Bank of New York as successor Trustee to JP Morgan Chase Bank as Trustee,FKA Bank One,National Association,as Trustee for certificate holders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities,Inc. Asset Backed Certificates,Series 2002-1 Plaintiff, -vs.Faye M.Jerido McFadden a/k/a Faye M.Jerido a/k/a Faye M.McFadden and Simon W.McFadden; City of Sebring, Florida; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against the above named not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 28,2014,entered in Civil Case No.2012-CA-000961 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein The Bank of New York Mellon formerly known as The Bank of New York as successor Trustee to JP Morgan Chase Bank as Trustee,FKA Bank One,National Association,as Trustee for certificate holders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities,Inc.Asset Backed Certificates,Series 2002-1 Plaintiff and Faye M. Jerido McFadden a/k/a Faye M.Jerido a/k/a Faye M.McFadden are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W.GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M.,March 12,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 4,BLOCK B,STEWART'S ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 3,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 12-243366 FC1 W50 February 12,19,2014 ticipate 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. 888122281 February 19,26,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001175 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. NANCY N.MARTIN A/K/A NANCY MARTIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NANCY N.MARTIN; 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; CASA DEL LAGO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,INC.; WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 5,2014,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: UNIT 4-A,BUILDING 15,LOT 15,CASA DEL LAGO CONDOMINIUM PHASE 4,ACCORDING TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AS RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 940, PAGE 366 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 954,PAGE 506 AND SCRIVENER'S ERROR AFFIDAVIT AS RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 963,PAGE 30 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 969,PAGE 683,BEING RE-RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 970,PAGE 828,AND AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AS RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 997,PAGE 341, AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 999,PAGE 708,AMENDMENT RE-RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1032,PAGE 219, AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1047,PAGE 520,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1102,PAGE 1543,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1107, PAGE 0707,AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1108,PAGE 1649 AND RE-RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1109,PAGE 1581 AND RE-RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1110,PAGE 0073,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1114,PAGE 1972, AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1117,PAGE 1507,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1133,PAGE 0896 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1187,PAGE 598 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1206,PAGE 0160, AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1233,PAGE 0921,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1242,PAGE 1394 AND AMENDMENT AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 1268,PAGE 1345,AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1296,PAGE 1043 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1318,PAGE 435 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1332,PAGE 304, AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1518,PAGE 141,ALL OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. LYING IN BLOCK 41,OF PABOR LAKE COLONY LANDS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY,FLORIDA,OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART, FLORIDA. a/k/a 2814 PALO VERDE DR,AVON PARK, FL 33825-8966 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 7,2014. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 6th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par485130023 February 19,26,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13000421GCAXMX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v. MARLIE J.WESTERVELT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARLIE J.WESTERVELT; 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; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 05,2014,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 8,BLOCK 6,ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13 THROUGH 19,INCLUSIVE,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,PAGE(S) 6,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 2231 PLEASANT DR.,SEBRING,FL 33875-9493 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 7,2014. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 6th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. Florida 33870-3867.The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's Estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 12,2014. Personal Representative: JOHN E.HORSHAM a/k/a JOHN HORSHAM 2773 North Pomelo Avenue Avon Park,Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: VICTORIA J.ALVAREZ,ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.338591 V.J.ALVAREZ & ASSOCIATES,P.A. 1202 N.Armenia Tampa,Florida 33607 Telephone:(813) 835-1955 February 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.13000535PCAXMX IN RE:ESTATE OF JANET G.HORSHAM, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JANET G.HORSHAM,deceased,whose date of death was August 1,2012,file number 13000535PCAXMX,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:2010-CA-001163 FLAGSTAR BANK,FSB, Plaintiff, vs. ELAIDA PEREZ-ACOSTA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELAIDA PEREZ-ACOSTA; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment.Final Judgment was awarded on January 28,2014 in Civil Case No.2010-CA-001163,of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein FLAGSTAR BANK,FSB is the Plaintiff,and JUAN PABEY INDIVIDUALLY AND A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF MARCIAL PABEY; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELADIA PEREZ-ACOSTA; ELADIA PEREZ-ACOSTA; UNITD STATES OF AMERICA; ATTORNEY GENRAL FO THE UNITED STATES; UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES OF THE STATE OF MARCIAL PABEY,are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court,Robert Germaine,will sell to the highest bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on the 12th day of March,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: LOT 7248,AND LOT 7249,AND THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 7250,OF AVON PARK UNIT NO.23,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 19,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,SAID SOUTH HALF OF LOT 7250 BEING THAT PART OF SAID LOT LYING SOUTHEASTERLY OF A STRAIGHT LINE JOINING THE MIDPOINTS OF THE FRONT AND REAR BOUNDARIES OF SAID LOT. 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. Dates this 29th day of January,2014. IMPORTANT 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 at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appeaarnce is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. CLERK OF THE COURT Robert W.Germaine By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk February 19,26,2014 within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-207572 FC01 WN1 February 12,19,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000508 Wells Fargo Bank,National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Denver G.Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew and Lorna A.Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew, Husband and Wife; Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association,Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against the above named not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 28,2014,entered in Civil Case No.2012-CA-000508 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein Wells Fargo Bank,National Association,Plaintiff and Denver G.Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew and Lorna A.Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew,Husband and Wife are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W. GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M.,March 12, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 20,IN BLOCK 65,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, 1050Legals 1000 Announcements KNOW?rf ntbtffb nnntttbf ntfnftftbtb nbntft tttfbtf fntttt tttbttt fbt tttr fntbt trfn fntbnb tft

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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.13000485GCAXMX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE A SSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER KELLEY A KA CHRISTOPHER C.KELLEY; LAURIE KELLEY AKA LAURIE A. KELLEY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CORINTHIAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA SOUTHBANC MORTGAGE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 7, 2014,and entered in Case No. 13000485GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER KELLEY AKA CHRISTOPHER C.KELLEY; LAURIE KELLEY AKA LAURIE A. KELLEY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CORINTHIAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA SOUTHBANC MORTGAGE; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, A T 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 12th IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2013-000376-CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY IN ITS CAPACITY A S INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE NOTE HOLDERS OF AAMES MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2005-2, A DELAWARE STATUTORY TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. MISAEL MORALES; ANGELA MORALES; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 7, 2014,and entered in Case No. 2013-000376-CA,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY IN ITS CAPACITY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE NOTE HOLDERS OF AAMES MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2005-2,A DELAWARE STATUTORY TRUST,is Plaintiff and MISAEL MORALES; A NGELA MORALES; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE A VENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 12th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment,to wit: THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF LOT 4,BLOCK 3,LESS THE EAST 88 FEET OF THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF LOT 4,BLOCK 3 AND THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF THE NORTH 180 FEET OF LOT 4,BLOCK 3,LESS THE EAST 3 FEET OF THE SOUTH 45 FEET OF LOT 4,BLOCK 3,AND THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF LOT 5, BLOCK 3,AND THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE NORTH 110 FEET OF LOT 5,BLOCK 3, TOWN OF AVON PARK IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,AS RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court A dministrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 13-01142 RCS February 19,26,2014 THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 126.67 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST A LONG THE SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 97.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 7533 VALENCIA ROAD,SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 5,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F12013611 NATIONSTAR-CONV-kpeterson-Team 4 F12013611 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities A ct,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & A ssociates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. February 12,19,2014 1050LegalsDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.co m HAVE 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 1100AnnouncementsNOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Meredith Dunbar & Latanya Wright that on 02/24/2014 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave.Sebring, FL 33870.The personal property in Unit #45 of Meredith Dunbar & Latanya Wright will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S. 83.806(4). February 12,19,2014 1050Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.83:801-809.Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M.ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2014,at Highlands Self Storage Inc.7825 S.Georage Blvd.Sebring, FL 33872.All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted.Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNITS TO BE SOLD #19 & 77 February 12,19,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-541 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF MILDRED E.PERALTA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MILDRED E.PERALTA,deceased,whose date of death was September 28,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce A venue,Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 12,2014. Personal Representative: Tracie L.Wilson P.O.Box 44 Leicester,North Carolina 28748 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. A ttorney for Tracie L.Wilson Florida Bar Number:21297 STONE LAW GROUP,P.L. 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863)402-5424 Fax:(863)402-5425 E-Mail:charlotte@stonelawgroupfl.com Secondary E-Mail: kelly@stonelawgroupfl.com February 12,19,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2009-CA-001943 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P., Plaintiff, vs. RICKY A.BENNETT; KATHLEEN BENNETT; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED A S A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); 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 6th day of February,2014,and entered in Case No.28-2009-CA-001943,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.is the Plaintiff and RICKY A.BENNETT,KATHLEEN BENNETT,MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED A S A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK N.A.; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants.The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,11:00 AM on the 10th day of March, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 19A COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING PHASE 2,SECTION 1,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,PAGE 7,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 6th day of February,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp 09-62154 February 19,26,2014 day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9,BLOCK 30,SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION TWO,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 34,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court A dministrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 13-02260 LBPS February 19,26,2014 1050Legals KNOW?r fnrrtf bftr nrrtn rn rn rrrr rbfb bb bbrr nr bftbb rbnnn nnr trrr ttrt rttrb ttrr tr rtbtt rrtrb brtb brbn nn rffrn rfrtbTOWN OF LAKE PLACID NOTICE RESCHEDULING the TOWN OF LAKE PLACID REGULAR WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD MEETING The Town of Lake Placid Watershed Advisory Board regular meeeting scheduled for Wednesday February 19,2014,8:30am has been rescheduled and will be held on Friday February 21,2014 at 6:00 PM in Town Hall, 311 West Interlake Blvd.,Lake Placid,Florida 33852. One or more members of the Town Council and County Commissioners may be present. 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 19,2014

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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 FORD ASTRO1989. Runs good. Perfect for work truck. $700. Call 863-699-9429 or 863-243-4019 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationWEIDER 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 & Garden SEBRING THUR.Sat. Fairmont Estates 3232 New York Ave. Plants, clothes. Something For Everyone! SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSALE! Fri. Sat. Corner of Lark & 404 N. Heron. Lots of clothes, books, puzzles, household goods & misc. Everything priced to sell. Please park on Lark, no parking on Heron. SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSALE! Sat. 8 12. 4310 Sturgeon Dr. SEBRING LARGEMULTI FAMILY 1530 Vickie Dr., Fri & Sat., Feb.21 & 22, 8am4pm. Craft supplies, Books, Fabric, Clothes inc. + size, Lots of men's stuff, Sm. appli. Something For Everyone! SEBRING GARDENSRV PARK 1920 Brunns Rd. off Hammock Rd. Annual Yard & Bake Sale, Friday Feb. 21, 8-12 at Clubhouse & Other locations in park. Misc.Household items & Much More! Coffee/Donuts Hot dogs / Sloppy-Joe's / Drinks. Homemade Baked Goods 4 sale! SEBRING FRANCISI MHP Annual Rummage Sale! Huge Yard Sale being held inside & outside, of f Clubhouse at 29 Mimi St. & Sebring Dr. (behind Walgreens South) Furn., household goods, clothing etc. Items too numerous to mention. Something for Everyone! Fri. Feb. 21st 8 12. SEBRING CHURCHYARD SALE Saturday, February 22nd. 7:00 am 12:30 pm Emmanuel United Church of Christ 1.8 miles west of US 27 On Hammock Road A Bargain Bonanza! Donuts, Coffee, Sodas, Hot Dogs. Information call 863-471-1999 SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY Fri. & Sat. Feb. 21 & 22, 8am-2pm, 109 Karola Dr. (off Parkway). Furniture, linens, clothes, dishes, Christmas, collectibles. LAKE PLACIDSat. Feb. 22, 3005 Beech St., Leisure Lakes. Pressure washer, 9hp generator, 20' fiberglass extension ladder, air compressor, grills charcoal, propane, electric; hand tools, household. 7320Garage &Yard SalesAVON PARKMoving Sale! Fri & Sat, Feb. 21 & 22, 8am 2pm. 71 E Thomas St. Too Much To List!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. 16TH ANNUAL SPRING Garage Sale TANGLEWOOD RV RESORTSatur day February 22nd. 2014 Doors open 8 a.m 11 a.m. 125+ Family tables of tools, household, furniture, books, golfing, fishing, camping, clothing, decorations, dishes, crafts & sporting goods. Sale held indoors & in front of the Main Hall. Coffee & Donuts available. Tanglewood Resort 1/2 mile N. of Wal-Mart on US 27. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LOVESEAT /BEIGEEarth Tone Stripe, Upholstered w/2 Extra Pillows. ONLY $35 OBO (not a sleeper) Cash Only! 863-471-2502 DINETTE SETBlond w/4 chairs. Excel. cond. Call 863-253-1667 BIFOLD DOORS2, 75" long. 2 Bifold doors 66" long. 3 passage doors 30" wide. $15. the lot. 863-453-3104 BEIGE RECLINER$50. Great shape. Call 863-253-1667 7310Bargain Buys PEDESTAL TABLELt wood, w/ 2 chairs $200 / 2 Bars Stools, Dk wood 28" $40 / Computer Desk $35 / High Chair $30 / Pack N Play $35 / Tricycle $15. Call 863-453-3398 GREAT 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 2/1.5,garage, study room, new kitchen, tile floors, & basic appliances. CHA. $650/mo. 863-873-6099. 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 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 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-WIDE28 x 40. 2/2. Well maintained. Open floor plan, w/vaulted ceiling. Heated pool, & other amenities. Oakridge MHP. $12,900. 863-471-6516 LAKE FRONT,Beach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board, 55+. 2/1, new appliances, laminate floors, sun room. Beautiful. Dinner Lake MHP. $12,500. 813-965-3092 LAKE FRONT,Beach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board. Dinner Lake MHP, 55+. 2/1, Completely remodeled w/furniture, sun room. Beautiful Lake View. $12,500. Call 813-965-3092 5050Mobile HomesFor 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 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 RESTAURANT TAKING APPLICATIONS for Servers, Cooks, Dishwashers & Janitorial. Apply @ Springlake Golf Resort MonSat. 8 5pm. Call 863-655-6215 For Directions Only 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. LOOKING FORLPN P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. Wehave a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online atwww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/floridaQuestions call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa 2100Help Wanted GREAT SOUTHERNFarms 55 Temporary workers needed in Richton, MS from approximately March 17, 2014 September 28, 2014. Following Supervisors instructions the worker may inspect field irrigation systems, dig up and replace damaged pipes, valves, water jets, sprinklers, etc. using shovels, wrenches, etc. Repair farm fences and farm buildings by mending or replacing wire, replacing damaged posts by removing, digging a hole and putting in new post using hammers, wire stretchers, paint, brushes, etc. Prune blueberry bushes by hand using pruning shears and loppers. Remove debris from fields using hoes, shovels, baskets, etc. Load mulch on trailer and move to fields, unload and spread mulch around plants as needed. Inspect the field to maintain a 3 to 5 foot weed free strip between rows by removing weeds, grass, etc using a hoe or pulling by hand. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilizers and applying pesticides. Harvest by use of mechanical equipment, load and transport blueberries to processing shed. Inspect bushes for damage, disease or insect infestation and remove or replace as directed by farm manager. Clean, adjust and repair machinery and implements, oiling moving parts and replacing damaged parts. Work outside in hot, cold and damp weather; stand for long periods of time. Some heavy lifting (30lbs) Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions; blueberries are perishable and must be picked and packed within a limited time of harvest. Must be physically able because job will require considerable use of arms, legs and moving whole body, lifting, balancing, stooping, bending stooping and kneeling 80% of the time. Workers should expect occasional periods of little/no work because of weather/crop/other conditions beyond the employers control. Proper work attire is required. Worker must wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, no shorts, hard sole shoes, preferably boots, no tennis shoes. Workers performing General Farm Labor will be paid the highest of $9.87 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 601-584-1202, AL 256-259-1835, LA 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672, using job order # MS90149. 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 ARNP Needed for Local Sebring Hospital Please send resume to s.dyal@achhospitalist.com 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 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. A pply in person at Royal Care of A von Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., A von Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Independent Contractor wanted for FREE and established Mission Foods Direct Store Delivery (DSD) route in Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid areas. Product consists of tortillas and chips. Growth opportunity exists for qualified candidates with GOOD credit. If interested, please contact Robert Chencinski at (863) 640-3249 for more information. A /C INSTALLERw/at least 2yrs. experience. Electrician w/at least 3 yrs.+. Journeymen preferred. Pay negotiable. Bring resume to: Air & Electrical Services 4715 US HWY. 27S. Sebring HAIRSTYLISTS. YOUdon't need to pay outrageous booth rent to work in a beautiful salon. Great Location. Call Lois at 863-385-2728 or 863-414-6903 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment rf CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00036003 SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X2 AD #00035971 SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD #00035900PALMS OF SEBRING 1X3 AD # 00035985 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035576 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035577HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 3X4 AD # 00036045 HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 3X4 AD # 00036062

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VOL. 95 N O 19 A nice day with plenty of sunshine High 83 Low 60 Details on A12Celebrations ........... B6 Classieds .............. B8 Clubs ....................... B5 Dear Abby ................ B2 Friends & Neighbors B7 Obituaries .............. A5 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssunWant to eat healthier but afraid youll miss your mashed potatoes? Try mashing cauliower for a healthy alternativeC HEFS CORNER NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Panthers run away with win over RollinsA8B4Cracker Trail Ride to honor Polston A6Highlands Hammocks Smith named top state park volunteer of the yearA2 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, February 19-20, 2014Fix it up or tear it down?Harder Hall not only historic area hotel sitting in limbo BY BARRY FOST ERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Highlands County commissioners Tuesday morning ap proved moving ahead with construction on the new sheriffs ofce build ing in downtown Sebring, contingent on a decision by the Florida Depart ment of Transportation. Commissioners will be asking FDOT ofcials to move $3 million currently allocated for Phase III of the Sebring Parkway and instead it be used on Phase II of the second most popular thoroughfare in the county. That request is expected to be hand delivered by commission chair Greg Harris when he travels to Tallahassee N ew HC SO building awaits F D O T nodCounty hoping state OKs shift of Phase III Parkway allocations BY BARRY FOST ERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Want to learn how to navigate the streamlined govern ment? The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and High lands County ofcials are teaming up to host a seminar on that very subject at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Civ ic Center. Slated to begin at 3 p.m. on Open house to help citizens navigate governmentDEP hosting event on Feb. 27 at Harris Center SEE SHERIFF | A6SEE OPEN | A6 BY KE VIN B O U FF A R DLedger Media GroupSEBRING In its hey day, Harder Hall hotel in Sebring was known by the matriarchal nickname the pink lady. The 86-year-old High lands County landmark still appears matriarchal from the outside, but it is slowly deteriorating on the inside from nearly three decades of disuse. A more common nickname today is pink elephant, a play on white elephant, a possession difcult to dispose. Whatever the color, many communities across Florida have faced the same issue of preserving historic downtown hotels or tearing them down. In Polk County, that includes Lakelands Terrace Ho tel and the former Regency Hotel, now Lake Mir ror Tower; Grand Hotel in Lake Wales; and Polk Ho tel in Haines City. The Lakeland and Haines City hotels got new life after many calls for their demolition. The Sebring and Lake Wales hotels have avoided the wrecking ball so far, but Lake Wales, Haines City face similar issues Katara Simmons/News-SunA lone buzzard was about the only sign of life Tuesday afternoon near Harder Hall in Sebring. Ebyabe/WikipediaThe Hotel Grand in Lake Wales has a history that mirrors many of the other landmark hotels built during the 1920s boom, successful for the rst few decades, then going into gradual decline. SEE HARDER | A7 BY PHIL ATTIN G ERStaff WriterSEBRING City Council candidates want to keep Se bring nancially secure by not expanding services while expanding city limits and utilities to bring in more rev enue. Candidates also want the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce headquarters to stay downtown with the rest of county government and help attract more professional, re tail and restaurant business, along with residential devel opment. At Monday nights candi dates forum sponsored by the News-Sun, the candi dates differed, however, on public transportation, singlestream recycling and keeping Harder Hall. The seven candidates run ning for three open seats are: Lenard Carlisle, Robert Horne, MaryAnn Lewis, Mar ty Roepstorff, Mark Stewart, Nadine Elliot-Tedstone and incumbent Bud Whitlock. Carlisle, Roepstorff and Council hopefuls address issuesSebring candidates want to cut costs, grow economy Katara Simmons/News-SunEditor Scott Dressel asks questions Monday evening during a City of Sebring Candidates Forum hosted by the News-Sun. SEE FORUM | A7

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ROMONA W A SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERYCA SH 3 Saturday, Feb. 15 Day: 2-1-4 Night: 5-9-4 Sunday, Feb. 16 Day: 5-9-0 Night: 1-1-7 Monday, Feb. 17 Day: 6-0-4 Night: 2-0-1P LAY 4Saturday, Feb. 15 Day: 3-1-1-1 Night: 6-9-1-4 Sunday, Feb. 16 Day: 2-0-1-5 Night: 5-7-1-0 Monday, Feb. 17 Day: 0-9-5-3 Night: 4-5-0-5F ANTA S Y 5 Saturday, Feb. 15 4-6-17-18-33 Sunday, Feb. 16 7-13-20-31-34 Monday, Feb. 17 11-20-27-33-35L OTTOSaturday, Feb. 15 1-3-5-10-38-49 X-2 Wednesdays Jackpot: $11 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, Feb. 14 2-9-14-21-23 PB-3 X-3 Saturdays Jackpot: $400 millionM EGA M ONEYFriday, Feb. 14 2-20-28-37 PB-3 Feb. 14 Jackpot: $1.3 millionM EGA M ILLION STuesday, Feb. 14 20-28-35-71-72 PB-7 X-3 Feb. 14 Jackpot: $154 million Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County is celebrating 125 years of public health in Florida by hav ing an open house featuring a historical pre sentation, educational materials as well get ting to know you on from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at 7205 South George Blvd. The state legislature created the State Board of Health on Feb. 20, 1889, in response to a yellow fever epidemic in Jacksonville, and Dr. Joseph Yates Porter from Key West became Floridas rst State Public Health Of cer. Yellow fever in Florida was eradicated in 1905. Floridas dramatic growth was made pos sible through public health efforts that con trolled disease and improved environmental health, said Dr. John Armstrong, state Sur geon General and Secretary of Health. Just as Dr. Porter and colleagues saved Floridians from yellow fever over a century ago, we are committed to solving the top public health threat to Florida families now: weight chal lenge. The year-long celebration of 125 years of Florida Public Health was launched in Key West on Feb. 3, where Dr. Armstrong joined Dr. Porters great-great granddaughter in a ceremonial wreath laying at Dr. Porters grave site. Throughout 2014, the Department will offer educational and health information opportunities. A resource featuring Public Health Heroes from all 67 counties will be released later this spring. During the week of April 7-11, the Department will further high light the 125th Anniversary as part of National Public Health Week. In September, the Department will unveil a full historical exhibit of Florida Public Health heritage at Floridas Historic Capitol Muse um in Tallahassee. More information is available at www.FL Health125.gov.Find out more on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Face book. For more information about the Florida Department of Health/ please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov/.Dept. of Health celebrates 125 yearsOpen house planned Thursday at Sebring ofce HAL plans R oast & T oast for HensleySEBRING Raise your glasses and join the Highlands Art League (HAL) on Saturday, April 5, at the Jack Stroup Se bring Civic Center to roast and toast one of the communitys most respected and admired public leaders George Hensley, mayor of Se bring, businessman and community advocate. HALs Roast & Toast celebrating Hensley will also serve as the Art Vil lages grand opening with every building slat ed to be completed the end of March. The event will start with an Art Village Wine Walk to the four HAL buildings and feature en tertainment, food and beverages and the Roast & Toast honoring Hens ley. Roasters will share Hensleys accomplish ments and some humorous little-known personal stories and ex periences. Sponsorships, corpo rate tables and individual tickets will be available soon. Contact the Highlands Art League at 385-5312 or email info@High landsArtLeague.org for more information or visit www.Highland sArtLeague.org.Downtown Sebring expands banner programSEBRING Since December 2013, the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has been expanding its banner program, which is part of the agencys marketing plan. Banners add interest to the streetscape, as well as help to promote the area and its unique char acter. The rst new set of banners were installed in December for the Heart land Holiday Festival. The banners were red, white and green with various holiday messag ing. The second set of new banners will be installed in mid-February. These brightly colored banners will feature the words Dine, Shop & Explore on each one with a corre sponding graphic and the Downtown Sebring website listed on the left side. Our goal, per the mar keting plan, is to have a several sets of rotat ing banners to feature throughout the year to add color and vibran cy to the Downtown Sebring area, said Robin Hinote, CRA executive director. The response we have received has been very positive. Other sets of banners to be used in the yearround rotation include one design for the Roar ing s Festival and one set for Fourth of July/ Independence Day. The holiday and gener al sets of banners were designed by local artist Kristy Harris. For more information about Downtown Se bring, visit www.DowntownSebring.org.Barbershop chorus prepares for concertAVON PARK The Heartland Barber shop Chorus will present How the West was Lost!, a less-than-seri ous tale of Gunsmoke, during two shows Friday, March 14 at Union Con gregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave. The shows will be at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available from any cho rus member or Jacaranda Hotel, Maxcys Mens Wear or Home & Ofce Essentials. Call 314-9700 for more information.Veterans Veranda to be dedicated T hursdayAVON PARK The Avon Park Housing Au thority (APHA) will dedicate a new 1,000-squarefoot portico/pavilion on behalf of all Highlands County veterans at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The pavilion is located behind the APHAs Del aney Heights Community Center 541 Alton St. The new structure re places the old obsolete shufeboard court and will be maintained by the APHA for use by lo cal veterans and Delaney Heights residents for so cial gatherings and related communal multi-pur pose use. The project was made possible by a grant from the Home Depot Foun dation and additionally sponsored with labor volunteers from Home Depot in Sebring. More information about the new facili ty can be found on the APHAs website, www. avonparkhousing.org, or by calling the ofce at 452-4432.SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EW S BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING The Highlands County Tourist Development Commission has selected an Orlan do rm as its candidate to help in marketing the arts and culture aspect of Highlands County to the rest of the world. Massey Communica tions scored the highest of ve applicants that made the short list. The TDC had sent out a re quest for qualications in October of last year, look ing for rms interested in the job. Five companies, in cluding one local business and one out-of-state applicant had made the cut initially. Massy Communica tions is an all-woman team that tells clients to think of their rm as a thought bubble a fullservice advertising and public relations agen cy that provides a unique boutique approach to branding. With over 100 collective years of experi ence, making businesses pop since 1985. John Scherlacher, High lands TDC executive director, said the next step will be to go to contract negotiations. The three-member committee will be com prised of Scherlacher, Highlands County Devel opment Services Director Mark Hill and Highlands County General Servic es/Purchasing Manager Danielle Gilbert. The meetings could commence as early as this week. There we will be go ing over the tasks that we expect from them, said Scherlacher, who has been compiling a list sug gested by the TDCs Mar keting Committee. The focus will be on marketing arts and cul ture in Highlands County Scherlacher said the process would not be a quick one, indicating it could be as much as a year after any plans are approved by Highlands County commissioners before a plan might be put in place. There are several steps to be done, but we are moving right along here, he said. Itll probably be a slow start because we are requesting them to come and visit Highlands County and look at our assets, develop a plan, then bring it back to the TDC.TDC selects Orlando firm for arts and culture marketingMassey Communications picked from short listItll probably be a slow start because we are requesting them to come and visit Highlands County and look at our assets, develop a plan, then bring it back to the TDC .John Scherlacher TDC executive director BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Local resident Darrel Smith has picked up top hon ors from the Florida State Park Service, being awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Smith was cited for his work as Mu seum curator at Highlands Hammock State Park. Its a job he has per formed since he was hired there in the mid 1990s. Although he lat er became a park ranger, Smith continued to research the history of the park and the part played by the Civilian Conserva tion Corps. Then, working with Ci vilian Conser vation Corps veterans, he de veloped a mono logue using many of their stories to become a re-enactor. He pre senting many of the remembrances in a single, Chautauqua-style perfor mance. It was the CCC that built the park back in 1931. Each year a festival is held at the Hammock with former CCC mem bers invited to share their memories of the work there and at other sites. In addition to oversee ing the CCC Museum at the Hammock, Smith also a board member of the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park and volunteers there. Every year, the Flori da Park Service and the Friends of Florida State Parks partner to recog nize the Volunteers and citizen support organiza tions. Those under consider ation are judged by such things as hours served, the contribution to the overall park program as well as overall communi ty involvement. Smiths was selected from 33 nominations. Smith received the honorarium at the an nual volunteer luncheon held Saturday at the Hammock. The Parks volunteers also were judged best in the state for their citizen service organization. Reportedly, those are the two highest awards that are given by the Flor ida State Park system.Smith named state park Volunteer of Year SMITH MOST POP U LA R STO R IES ON WWW NEWSS U N COM1. Zac Taylor a born ghter 2. City rejects Andersons settlement 3. Only one location fails HCSO alcohol sales check 4. City clerk retires to pamper pets 5. Sheriff launches human trafcking prevention initiative M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS I was thinking of not doing a column this week. Now that the White House has told us we shouldnt have to keep a full-time job because of health care, I thought Id do just one column a month. I want to cut back my work hours so I can qualify for some of those federal subsidies thatll help me pay for ObamaCare. Better yet, I think Ill quit working altogether and spend more time with my kids. Oh, I forgot. My kids are grown up and gone. I also forgot Im too old to qualify for President Obamas latest government freedom the freedom not to have to pay for my own healthcare and force taxpayers to pay for it instead. Unless he adds convertibles and Mediterranean cruises to the list of things he thinks we all deserve but shouldnt have to pay for, the presidents perverse theory of labor comes 60 years too late to do me any good. Where was he in 1955, when I was being brought up by the meanest parents in Beverly Hills? When I told my mother Jane Wyman I wanted a fancy new blue 3-speed Schwinn bicycle like the ones the other rich kids all were getting, she told me if I really wanted a bike I should get a job to pay for it. Mom, I said. Im only 10 years old. What kind of job can I get? She didnt believe in Bever ly Hills welfare. She told me to get a paper route. She loaned me the money for the bike, but she made me sign a promisso ry note. I was 10 years old and in debt to my mother. I had to pay her back from the pennies I earned every Sunday morning selling copies of the Los Angeles Times in front of Good Shepard Church in Bever ly Hills. I realize now why my par ents seemed so mean. They believed in training their children to go to work. I believe it used to be called the work ethic. When I was a teen-ager in the early 1960s, I had to spend sum mers as a fry cook in a lodge at Yellowstone National Park. I barely made enough money for beer and cigarettes, but if I wanted them I had to work fulltime to pay for them myself. If Barack Obama had been president then, he would have made sure I was entitled to sub sidized ObamaBeer, not to mention a $10.10 minimum wage. When I was 20, after I dropped out of college, my parents wouldnt let me move back home. They told me to get a job and nd my own place. Thats why I was working on the dock at a trucking company for $2.10 an hour when my fa ther became governor of California. When I asked my father if he could get me a job in the state government, he said, I dont believe in nepotism. In the early 1990s, when I was buying health care for my fam ily and putting my kids through school, I was trying to get a ra dio talk show started. I commuted from L.A. to a sta tion in San Diego three times a week 262 miles roundtrip. For two years I did that commute every day for what turned out to be little more than gas mon ey. When I called my mother to tell her how tough it was doing my talk show and asked for some help, she said, You have to pay your dues like everyone else, so shut up and keep driv ing. I ended up getting a nation al talk show that I walked away from in 2009. If Barack Obama had been president when I was making those long commutes, he would have said, Its OK, Mike. Turn around and go home. You de serve more freedom. Dont wor ry, Ill take care of everything. The presidents work ethic would have made my life much easier, but not better. Im glad my mean parents knew that.Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant and author Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelerea gan.com. Send comments to Reagan@ caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not neces sarily those of the News-Sun staff.Obamacare and work ethic seem to be mutually exclusive GUEST COLUMNMichael Reagan Spring training is hereLast April I wrote a letter about the proposed legislation in Tallahassee to set aside some $3 million starting in 2015 to help several Major League teams enhance their spring training facilities. I said then that the $3 mil lion was going to come right out of our pockets in the form of tax money. It is inconceivable to me that the owners need any money at all consid ering the contracts they hand out to players the latest, Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, at $24 mil lion a year; Rodriguez at $27 million; Pujols at $24 million, etc. The aver age salary in the Majors last year was $3.39 million. In 2013, 74,026,895 people attend ed a major league game in one of the 30 parks. Ticket prices ranged from $53.38 in Boston down to $15.99 in San Diego. The average ticket price for the 30 teams was $28. The aver age cost for a family of four (which includes tickets, four soft drinks, four hotdogs, two draft beers, parking for one car, one program and one cheap hat) was $210.46. Now, using simple math (thats be cause Im simple minded), $28 a ticket multiplied by 74,026,895 amounts to $2,072,753,000 and some change. Folks, thats the average ticket. Dont forget, Boston charges $53 a ticket, plus many other teams are above the $28 gure. A family of four in Boston would pay $336.99 for the above men tioned items. Closer to home, the Tampa Bay Rays ticket was $20.39. A family of four could go for $155.54. Putting some players salary in per spective: Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees gets $27 million a year. If he hadnt been suspended recently, he would have been paid $111,111.11 a day. Next time you are talking with your representative, tell them to attend a game, have one of those $8 hotdogs and a $7 draft beer and watch a pitch er with a 6.53 ERA pitch to a .239 hitter, both making at least $3 million a year, and then approve legislation giv ing these guys $3 million of our money. Lets play ball.HAL GRAVESSebringFundraiser was big successI would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of our commu nity who came together in support of my son, Chris Faircloth, who was di agnosed with prostate cancer late last year. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, a barbe cue fundraiser was held in his honor. People came out in droves and the response was so overwhelming that we ran out of food, twice! There were so many businesses and communi ty members who provided food, supplies, time, gifts, and more that I cant begin to thank you all. I would like to give a special thanks to Cindy Dutton for organizing and leading the event. I would like to rec ognize Nicky Byrd for going above and beyond to promote communi ty awareness. I would like to thank Encore Respiratory and Sunny Hills ALF for their major contributions in making the event successful. I have worked in the medical communi ty of Highlands County for more than 20 years and I have seen many acts of compassion but I am truly in awe of the kindness we were shown! May God Bless you all for your support!HELENA L ROLAND AND FAMILYAvon ParkCandidates forum well attendedThe News-Sun would like to thank the seven candidates for Sebring City Council, along with mayor-elect John Shoop and City Clerk Kathy Haley for attending the candidates forum Mon day night at the Jack Stroup (Sebring) Civic Center. The candidates patient ly waited through and answered two hours of questions generated from the News-Sun staff and the audience. The News-Sun would also like to say a big thank you to those voters in the Sebring area who came out to hear what the candidates had to say about various key issues pertaining to the city. Sebring Wholesale Meats was gra cious in donating hotdogs for all of those in attendance to enjoy prior to and during the forum. The News-Sun hosted the candi dates forum in hopes of turning more people out for this years city election, set for March 11. Early voting begins March 3 and goes through March 7. Last year only 278 of 5,500 regis tered voters turned out to cast their ballots. This years election deserves more attention from the voters.N EWSS UN S TAFFY OUR V IEW OUR V IEWWe thank all seven Sebring city council candidates for stepping forward and running for ofce. It takes courage and effort to campaign and serve. Each of you is to be admired. We apologize to you on behalf of your Sebring neighbors the ones who arent bothering to take an interest in democracys most essential event an election. The candidate forums small audience was disappointing, made up of roughly 50 people. The voters, however, asked interesting questions. Important questions as well, because if history is a guide, the roughly 50 members of the audience will be the deciding voice on election day. The most consistent message of the night was that Sebring is doing well nancially, and the vast majority of Sebring residents are content. Which is probably why so few people seem to care about the election; when things go well we tend to our day-to-day lives and delegate everything else. Becoming a representative under these conditions means extra responsibility, and there are a few areas where all the candidates can do more homework. For example, there appears to be some confusion about what a city council members responsibilities are. By state statute, a city council only sets policy. Members have no say in the day-to-day running of the city. For instance, a city council may set a policy of applying for state or federal grants, but individual members do not write grants themselves. The candidates also showed confusion about the citys charter what it is, what is says. Not one candidate appeared to have read the document. Candidates appeared to be in the dark about the states Sunshine Laws. Only one candidate used the word transpar ency, and no one addressed the issue of the publics need to know. There are weeks to go before the election, giving the candidates time to learn more about actual governance. Most of them already have a strong sense of what they hope to do for the city. If more people had turned out Monday night, theyd know what those hopes are.What a city councilor does M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 OUIDA CHUMNEYOuida Lou Chumney, 84, of Shady Grove went to be with her Lord on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Tallahassee. Ouida was born April 5, 1929 in Ge neva County, Ala., to Charles and Bobbie (Newton) Creel. Mrs. Chumney was of the Baptist faith and was a mem ber of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shady Grove She retired as manag er of Kings Kids Daycare in Avon Park, after many years of service and many young lives blessed by her gifts. A true woman of faith, Mrs. Chumney was very active in her church, faithful in her Sunday School class, and an inspira tion to those wanting to draw nearer to our Lord. Even into her 80s, she faithfully served through the churchs weekly jail ministry for women. She will be joyfully remem bered by her family as a devoted wife and a loving mother to her children and grandchil dren. She loved her family passionately, and her kind and seless heart and strong and generous spirit lled her home and beautiful garden with love and much laughter. Mrs. Chumney was preced ed in death by her parents, Charles Henry and Bobbie Creel, and a beloved grand daughter, Kim Johnson, all of whom have now joyfully wel comed her home. She is survived by her hus band of 68 years, Ollie Clyde Chumney of Shady Grove; son, Jim Chumney and his wife, Linda, of Ormond Beach; her daughters, Bobbie Sue Cyphers and her hus band, John, of Newport, Tenn., and Carla Wil son and her husband, Barry, of Shady Grove; grandchildren, Stephen Chumney and his wife, Sandra, Maisie Wilson, Molly Wilson and Caleb Wil son; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Bap tist Church in Shady Grove with Brother Danny Lundy of ciating. Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home. Send condolences to the family at www.joepburnsfuner alhomes.com. CHUMNEYOBITUARIES SUB SC RIBE T O THE N EW S -SUN CALL 385-6155! BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Live music will once again ll the air at the newly restored Champion for Children Circle Theatre in down town Sebring with the Highlands County YMCA hosts its Strong Kids Campaign benet con cert on March 1. The Strong Kids Cam paign works to provide funds to local children who participate in YMCA events and competi tions. Through this campaign children are given the opportunity to par ticipate in healthy, active lifestyles. With the help of lo cal musicians and other businesses, the YMCA will bring a night of fun and music to the fore front of the downtown Sebring area. Four local and talent ed artists will take the stage to perform some of the most well known contemporary Christian and Gospel music. Country music stars the Wacaster Family, lo cal gospel artist Kendall Onheirser, the rocking Jayce Harold Band and two-time Heartland Idol winner Nala Price will belt out songs throughout the evening. Attendees will have two different ways to en joy the show gener al seating and the upclose-and-personal Artist Circle seating. General seating tickets are on sale for $10 and give attendees access to the lower and upper seating in the theater while the $15 Artist Cir cle tickets get guests the front and center (and lower) level seating. Dees Place will pro vide home-style food and refreshments for the evening. Dees Place is well-known for being the host venue for many of the countys Christian concerts and ministry gatherings in the heart of downtown Sebring. Tickets can be pur chased at the Highlands County YMCA located at 100 YMCA Lane, just off of Hammock Road. Seating is limited and tickets should be pur chased early. For more information, contact the YMCA at 382-9622.Samantha Gholar may be reached at saman tha.gholar@newssun.com or 385-6155 ext: 526.YMCAs Strong Kids to benefit from concert Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges Girls Garage is a fun, in teractive car care clinic for women that teaches the basics about car mainte nance, driving safety, and communicating with a mechanic. Girls Garage is offered as a once-a-month series of clinics, beginning in Feb ruary and held on Satur days in SFSCs Automotive Service Laboratory, High lands Campus. Participants may opt to take one, two, or all three clinics. The cost of each clinic is $20. Girls Garage is offered through the SFSC Corpo rate and Community Education Department, and SFSC instructors teach the clinics. In General Maintenance (CRN 21564), learn how to check vital uids and de termine when they need to be changed. Get com fortable inspecting belts, hoses, air lters, and other maintenance points. This clinic is offered Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to noon. In All About Tires (CRN 21566), learn how to change a tire, recog nize worn out tire treads, and what to consider when purchasing new tires. Get tips for staying safe while waiting for roadside as sistance. This clinic is offered Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to noon. In Your Service Experience (CRN 21568), learn how to effectively communicate with your automotive service tech nician, and gain an under standing of the multi-point inspection most automo tive service facilities per form. Participants will learn ways to ensure that what you are being sold is what your vehicle actual ly needs. This clinic meets Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to noon. To register for the Girls Garage Car Care Clin ics, call 863-784-7405. For more information about Girls Garage, call 863-7847388 or email communi tyeducation@southorida. edu/.SFSC offers Girls Garage car care clinics MetroSouth Florida State Colleges Girls Garage is a car care clinic for women that teaches the basics about car maintenance, driving safety and communicating with a mechanic. B Y PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The venue has changed but the names and faces will be the same in this years an nual fashion show for adult learning and train ing clients. This years showcase event will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Avon Park High School auditorium. It will showcase the tal ents of the clients of such services as Visions ADT Inc. in Sebring, Ridge Area Arc in Avon Park and Support Solutions in Se bring. Latrell Morris, organiz er with the event for the past three years, said the event features individ uals who live with conditions or diseases, like Down syndrome or cere bral palsy, but are deter mined to prove they have talents, such as dancing, singing, rapping and pub lic speaking. (We) want to give peo ple a chance to shine with a disability, Morris said. Im looking for this to ex pand and get bigger every year. Its not a fundraiser and admission is free, she said. Its just a chance for people to show they have talent. The show started ve years ago with 10-15 peo ple in attendance, Morris said. Now, it brings in 200 people. Originally held at Visions ADT at 4141 U.S. 27 North, it grew too large and was moved to Se bring Middle School commons in 2012. It has grown again, Morris said, and is now in Avon Park. She has 29 people signed up: 15 women and 14 men. Two of them will be crowned King and Queen by the judges. Beth Horn, a client of Support Solutions since August, said she, her twin sister and a friend will perform a dance number. Her sister is also compet ing in the fashion show, Horn said. One contestant this year will show aptitude for praying, Morris said. Another will return to give his impersonation of Lady Gaga. Morris wants to thank those who have support ed the event, such as Dawn Lewis, Kathys Con signment in for donating gowns for the fashion show, Collin Roberts for putting together music, Avon Park High for lend ing the venue along with Avon Park High Assistant Principal Danielle Erwin and her husband for pro viding food. Morris also thanks ev ery other volunteer who helps her put in the time to make the event happen each year. Those still interested in getting involved in the show may call Morris at 863-873-3604.Fashion, talent show set for Friday M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com on another matter. To help construct the fa cility, Highlands County engineer Ramon Gavarette pointed to $1.1 million unallocated funds in the countys capital nancial strategy fund that could be available and $3,676,258 in coun ty funding set aside for Phase III of the Sebring Parkway. He also pointed to $2.7 million to be used for a proposed property and evidence building for the sheriffs ofce. That facil ity now would be included as part of the planned new building. During a discussion over a tennis court complex at their last session, com missioners were made aware of $600,000 held by the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee for infrastructure projects. Some commissioners sug gested a portion of that money also could be used to help fund the sheriffs ofce new building. At their workshop in January, the board had discussed a number of op tions that were presented to meet the space needs of the sheriffs ofce an issue that has been going on for years. The board by con sensus selected option number one, to con struct an approximately 42,000-square-foot build ing on property adjacent to the existing govern ment complex in Sebring. The projected cost of the building has been set at some $9,151,260. Staff members have sought input from the Ar chitects Design Group regarding expected costs and fees to revise and re use the original construction documents that ADG had prepared when the law enforcement facili ty rst was proposed for a George Boulevard site. County Attorney Ross Macbeth has conrmed that commissioners may simply use an addendum to the original contract to do the work rather than having to put the project back out to bid. Two lots on Palmetto Av enue needed to facilitate the project already are un der contract at $49,500. Gavarette told commis sioners the county might have to take out a loan to do at least some of the project, with payments to be made in part. Commissioners worried about the money gener ated by the infrastructure or extra penny on the dollar sales tax noting it currently will be in effect for ve more years, with no assurance that vot ers will again approve that levy. Former Highlands County administrator Carl Cool told commissioners that trying to pay for the entire project out of a sin gle years budget might be too ambitious. Commissioner Jim Brooks balked at the idea of borrowing money to do the construction, saying he did not want to burden future commissions with the debt. In any case, the issue is not over, with individu al contracts and other issues to come back before commissioners on a regu lar basis for their consideration. SHERIFF FROM PAGE A1Thursday, Feb. 27, the program is billed both as an open house and an ed ucational event featur ing a number of different state and local agencies addressing a wide array of topics and issues. Environmental Admin istrator/Ombudsman and Community Outreach Di rector for the DEP Terry Cerullo said the program is being put on by the de partments South District. Were doing these open houses in all of the nine counties we work with, he said. The whole pro cess here is to get out and meet the residents and the business owners of our communities. That list includes Sara sota, Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Munroe, Hendry, Glades, DeSoto and High lands counties. We want to show the people what the Depart ment of Environmental Protection does and let them know how we work hand in hand with coun ty government, the water management districts, the Florida wildlife commis sion and other agencies for the betterment of the community, he said. Cerullo said they picked the word streamlined to highlight how government has been made easier. Streamlined has been a key word in the pri vate sector and in government, he said. Were getting leaner, were getting smarter and we are reduc ing the burden to the taxpayers. With recent chang es, Cerullo said he event would provide an oppor tunity to let people come out and meet the agencies which are part of the reg ulation process and learn how things are being done more efciently We understand what the countys needs are, they understand our rules and regulations which are there for their better ment, Cerullo said. The day will begin with educational courses cov ering single-family docks and self-certication for docking structures. An other program will cover asbestos materials and the management of de molition waste. Cerullo said much of that work now may be done online. There will be two more programs offered at 4 p.m. including how to become a certied state vendor and how to do business with the state. A lot of business own ers dont know that they have the ability to be come a registered vendor for the state of Flor ida, Cerullo said. They can learn about that, so when requests for propos als for something they sell is issued, they will have a copy and can then decide whether they want to sub mit a bid for that good or service. Also on tap at 4 p.m. will be an instructional on renovation, demolition and asbestos precautions in dealing with manufac tured homes. One program of partic ular interest will be put on by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on living with black bears. That is sue came to the forefront recently with the arrest of Mary H. Musselman. The elderly Sebring woman was picked up for violating a court order for repeatedly feeding wild bears, which is against Florida law. As part of the program, members of the public also will have an opportu nity to schedule one-onone appointments with agency representatives. That is something new this year, Cerullo said. We can make appoint ments during the open house for people to have individual meetings with some of our eld agents to discuss specic problems or concerns. Those who want to make appointments may call Julie Furlong at 239344-5652. For those who simply want to browse, various agencies will have exhibits to exhibit their programs for visitors. We are going to have a lot of displays. At this time I know Highlands Coun ty will be set up. The FWC will be there, the state park system will have a display, both the South and the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis tricts plan to participate and there will be several others, as well, he said. Cerullo compliment ed the Highlands County staff noting they had been very, very helpful in fa cilitating the event. He also noted that the FDEP has a staff mem ber who works in Highlands County. The county also reportedly has pro vided her working space in the Highlands County Government Annex at 501 South Commerce Ave. We have been in High lands County for a long time. We think it is so im portant to be there, Cerullo said. OPEN FROM PAGE A1 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Without fanfare, the annual Florida Cracker trail ride got under way this past weekend. The riders and wag oneers are making their way from East Mana tee County toward Fort Pierce, where the ride is set to wind up this com ing Sunday with a parade heralding the end of the trek. Tuesday night the group camped out at the Kahn Ranch in eastern Hardee County before making their way west on State Road 66 to High lands. They will begin the day Wednesday with their yearly stop at the Cracker Trail Elementary School where they will have a whip popping demon stration for the teachers and youngsters. At or before noon to day (Wednesday), they will make their ceremo nial crossing of U.S. 27 at the intersection of U.S. 98 and State Road 66. The demarcation will mark the half-way point in their cross-state trek. There will be a bit of a sad note at this years cer emony, Cracker Trail Association president Char lie Mercer will lead a riderless horse through the intersection. We are going to do that in honor of long time patron and supporter Clarence Polston, who has passed away, Mercer said. Were doing this as a tribute to his family and Clarences passion for the Cracker Trail. Whip-popping rid ers will head the procession, followed by Mercer, who said the black horse will have Polstons boots mounted backwards and his hat on the saddle horn. Wednesday night the group will stay overnight at Hickory Hammock near Lorida. They are slated to enjoy an eve ning of entertainment and competition includ ing a cow whip-popping contest, plus a presenta tion by Judge Nelson Bailey, who will speak on Florida history. The Cracker Trail As sociation was formed in 1987 with the idea of rec reating a cross-state ride designed to highlight and preserve the states his torical role in the introduction of horses and cattle to the continent. Sebring resident Mar vin Kahn, on whose property the riders camped Tuesday eve ning, was a driving force along with Florida State Representative Bert Har ris Jr. in creating the Cracker Trail. A local citrus grow er and rancher, Kahn said the goal was to wid en the lanes of the county roads along the trail, connect the areas of the trail where they were not joined together and to compile histories of the communities along the route. The ride also serves as a means of recognizing the east/west trail used by early cowmen and other settlers.Cracker Trail riders to honor Polston Katara Simmons/News-Sun le photoCracker trail riders will make their way through Sebring today. Check out our new website at www.newssun.com M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 their futures remain murky as each requires millions of dollars in renovations that wont happen until the buildings nd a new pur pose compatible with their current local economies. Theres a growing market in Lakeland, and thats what made it happen, said Jim Studiale, the citys director of community development, referring to the successful restoration of The Terrace as a hotel and the transforma tion of the Regency to upscale apartments. Sebring and Lake Wales dont have that advantage. The Polk and Highlands hotels share a common his tory with many other Flor ida hotels, such as the Don CeSar, another pink palace in St. Petersburg Beach, said Terry Hunter, 67, a partner in Pickett Hunter Associates Architecture of Lakeland and a student of the states archi tecture history. All were built during the Florida real estate boom in the 1920s, Hunter said. Every community want ed to have one or more of these hotels. Everybody was thinking that there would be all these people (tour ists) coming, he said. They tended to be not just a point of community pride but a community center because they had restaurants, large meeting rooms and other fa cilities. Most survived and even ourished after the 1927 Florida real estate bust and the subsequent Great De pression because tourism in those decades largely meant train travel, which depos ited tourists in city centers, Hunter said. Those winter tourists came for golf and other recreational activities that even smaller communi ties could provide. That changed in the 1950s when the automobile be came the primary vehicle bringing tourists to Florida, he said. When the car took over after World War II, the carbased tourists werent look ing for these downtown hotels, Hunter said. Instead they favored beach hotels and later theme parks and resorts designed as des tination attractions, a single location offering a variety of amusements and recreation, he said. Beginning in the 1960s, many of the 1920s hotels closed or scraped by serving other clientele, Hunter said. The Terrace became a bum hotel, Studiale said, while the Regency became affordable housing for retir ees. Harder Hall remained a resort hotel until it closed in 1986 when the owners de clared bankruptcy. The Harder Hall story typi es the travails of those classic hotels still struggling to survive. When Vince Hall and Lewis Harder opened their eponymous 138-room re sort hotel in 1927, it immediately became a community gem, reputedly the rst $1 million building in the coun ty, according to archives at Sebring Historical Society. Construction costs at the time were put at $1.5 mil lion, or more than $20 million in 2013 dollars. In addition to rooms and an upscale restaurant with banquet hall, it offered swimming, boating and sunbathing on Little Lake Jackson, on whose shore it rests, along with its own golf course and tennis courts. After the bankruptcy, Harder Hall fell into the hands of Resolution Trust Corp., the federal agency created in the late 1980s to sell off the assets from failed savings and loan companies. The agency made one move that diminished the hotels chances for revival as a resort business: selling off the golf course and some ad joining land. That reduced Harder Halls footprint from about 300 acres to its cur rent 13 acres, said Bob Hoffman, assistant administrator for the city of Sebring, which owns the property. Since its closing, Hard er Hall saw two aborted attempts at restoration. Miami developer Avi Li mor purchased the proper ty from Resolution Trust in June 1994 for $517,300, most of which went into an es crow account to remove environmentally hazardous asbestos and lead xtures. Limor spent $1.5 million on renovations before perishing in a private plane crash in November 1995. Marc Shenker, another Mi ami developer, purchased Harder Hall in December 2003, and worked with the city to obtain $5.2 million in a loan and grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for restoration. The work ended in 2006, when Shenker went bankrupt and left scores of local contractors unpaid to the tune of more than $350,000, according to His torical Society archives. The city foreclosed on the property and took respon sibility for paying off almost the entire HUD loan. Shenkers exit created one more obstacle to future res toration, Hoffman said. We have very few build ing plans, called as-builts, showing what restoration was completed, he said. The as-builts would be im portant for any future buy er to calculate the cost of completing the restoration, Hoffman said. He estimat ed Harder Halls three-story north wing about 70 percent complete, the central sixstory tower about 60 percent restored but the south wing only about 10 percent reno vated. Hoffman elds dozens of calls each month inquir ing about selling Harder Hall and has given prospective buyers many tours of the re sorts interior, he said. Most were just kicking the tires, Hoffman said. The only serious offer came from a St. Petersburg investment rm that pro posed to turn Harder Hall into independent and as sisted living facilities for seniors, he said, but the company could not arrange another HUD loan. Hunter, Studiale and city ofcials agreed it would probably take $10 million to $15 million to complete the restoration. Like the Terrace and Re gency hotels, Harder Halls future rests on nding an ec onomically viable future for the property, Hoffman said. The key is nding some kind of use that allows you to generate a revenue ow you can make use of as an ongoing business, Hunter agreed. Thats the same issue fac ing Ray Brown of Walesbilt Hotel Restoration, the own er of Grand Hotel in Lake Wales, originally called the Dixie Walesbilt Hotel when it opened Jan. 14, 1927. The Grands history mir rors that of the other landmark hotels built during the 1920s boom, success ful for the rst few decades, then going into gradual de cline under a series of landlords who couldnt generate the money to maintain the building said Brown, also a student of architectural history who has studied the hotels history. The Grand closed in the late 1980s, at which time it was already in considerable disrepair, he said. A manag er had stripped the hotel of copper pipes and wiring and other xtures that he sold for cash. The city obtained own ership through a lien foreclosure in October 2007. It made a deal with Brown in February 2010 to turn over ownership after his com pany had completed $1.5 million in renovation work within 16 months. That happened in June 2011, when Brown became the owner. The 11-story ho tel has 100 guest rooms and retail space on the ground oor, he said. He and two employees are continuing to restore the Grand, but he acknowledged the work will proceed slowly until he lines up other inves tors for the property. He estimated the cost of completing the work would range from $6 million to $12 mil lion, depending upon future use of the building. Ive stayed committed to it, Brown said. We used to have a lot more love in our hearts for these old build ings. Its not that we cant restore them; we dont even try. The pull between the com munitys love for its histor ic buildings and brutal economic reality has so far kept the wrecking ball away from Harder Hall and Grand Ho tel. Hoffman noted the city agreed to back the HUD loan after people packed the city commission cham bers to overowing in December 2004. Many pleaded with commissioners to back Harder Halls restoration and nobody spoke against it. Sebring Commissioner John Grifn said he believes the community support is still there. People still have memo ries of their weddings and other signicant events in their lives that happened at Harder Hall. They wouldnt want to tear it down, Grif n said. But some in the commu nity who see futility in continuing the search for a savior with deep enough pockets are becoming more vocal about tearing down Harder Hall. The same cries were heard in Lakeland before the city sealed the deals for the Re gency and Terrace restorations, Studiale said. In fact, the Lakeland City Commis sion had voted unanimously to tear the Regency down before Studiale bought time to nd a buyer. Sebring Commission er Bud Whitlock voted nine years ago to back the HUD loan, but he now agrees the building should be torn down so the city can sell the 13-acre property. The land alone, less than a block off U.S. 27, probably has more value without the building, he said. There was a lot of sen timental value from some long-time residents who had their proms there, Whitlock said. Its too far gone now to save. Even now it (demoli tion) would be controversial, but the longer Harder Hall sits there, the less support restoration gets. HARDER FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunCluttered with tools and construction debris, Harder Halls interior remains far from nished.Whitlock are Sebring natives and life-long residents. Both Horne and Stewart are general contractors. They, with both Lewis and Tedstone, are transplants. John Shoop, for mayor, and Sebring-na tive Kathy Haley, incumbent city clerk, are running unopposed. Mondays candidates forum had 57 at tendees 20 percent of 287 who voted in the 2013 election. Yall showing up shows me people do care, Whitlock said. On Harder Hall, candidates said the city cant afford to keep paying $260,000 or more each year mortgage with inter est. The city still owes $3.7 million on a $5 million Housing and Urban Develop ment loan it inherited when the buildings last developer went bankrupt and the city foreclosed on the project in October 2006, Haley said. The city hopes to pay it off in 10 years. Roepstorff said the deteriorating build ing was the site of his junior prom in 1964. It was beautiful. It was packed, Roep storff said. Somewhere in (years since), it fell apart. Lewis suggested inviting the Seminole Tribe of Florida to set up a casino, but Roepstorff said the tribe is exempt from property taxes. Both Carlisle and Tedstone oppose having a local casino. Whitlock recommended knocking it down and selling the land, but Roepstorff warned demolishing would cost more money and selling the building or land wont pay off what the city owes. Roepstorff and Whitlock said both the Nancesowee Hotel and Santa Rosa Inn sitting derelict on Ridgewood Drive should be xed up and used or ought to go. Other than that, candidates said Se brings Community Redevelopment Agency is working hard to increase downtown business, and would be willing to expand the district. Lewis and Horne suggested having either a big store or public space to attract trafc. Lewis wants to help direct visitors to parking. Candidates said big-crowd events like the Wine Walk help. Roepstorff lament ed the loss of the annual Race Gala that brought international visitors each year. He recommended more young person events. A lot of us are on our retirement mon ey. The younger population has left, Roepstorff said. (Youve) got to draw young people in for the city to grow. (You) cant get old people to do it. Mark Stewart said Sebring has been wise to have private entities fund Fourth of July reworks. Other candidates were OK with the city chipping in, but Horne said reworks are not a prudent use of funds. Some candidates like the idea of singlestream recycling or public transportation, but all agreed both are expensive. Lewis said the state of Florida wants communi ties to increase recycling participation 75 percent by 2020. Single-stream is conve nient, but Horne said thats the problem. Once you go single stream, you cant go back, he said. On public transportation, Tedstone said absolutely, but Whitlock said absolutely not. After two tries, it didnt pull enough riders, he said. Talk about a money-grabber, Whitlock said. (It) takes your rainy-day fund and turns it into a tornado. Carlisle, Horne and Stewart said High lands doesnt have the population density. Roepstorff, former Sebring utilities direc tor, said if a two-mile taxi ride to a grocery store costs $11, the city cant afford it. Almost all candidates said they hadnt read or were OK with the city charter. Tedstone said she would like to change the city election date to November. That would require a charter amendment. 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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Special to the News-SunHighlands Senior Softball has some angels on the eld, as we honor three clergymen who have a passion for playing softball when they are not preaching the gospel. Les Osbeck of Calvary Church and the Alan Jay Red Sox, Gary Kindle of New Beginnings and the Reections Orioles and Greg Ramos of Mt. Zion Christian Church Inglesia Christiana, Mt. Zion Avon Park also plays for Reections Orioles. They are always available for helping and aiding softball players and anyone who needs prayers in there life. The results of the 60s HCSL Monday had Fair mount Services all over the VFW 4300 White Sox, 17-11. John Smutnik led the attack with four hits and an out-of-the-park home run. Steve Blazing, Jim Holmes and Phil Grimpe all had three hits while Bob Poulin took the win on the hill. The losing White Sox Bill Wilson had two hits with a triple and Tom McNally belted two doubles. On the other diamond Reections Orioles edged the Cubs 12-9 with winning pitcher Dick Osterich and Ron Rieches banging out four hits each. Don Cunningham had three hits and Orlando Hernandez two triples while Greg Ramos added a triple and single. The Cubs Bill Scrase and WayneMcNett each had three-hit games. On Wednesday, the Alan Jay Red Sox squeaked by the Cubs 19-18. Alan Jay was led by Roger Gasperlin and Les Osbeck getting four hits apiece and Gallo Gonzalez three hits. The losing Cubs leading hitters were Jim Kahn with ve hits and Frank Lantz with three. Five other players had multi-hit games. The other game had Reections upending the Fairmount Services Rockies 11-8. Reections was led by Ron Rieches three hits, with one double, Greg Ramos two hits with a triple. Don Cunningham, Or lando Hernandez and Rick Enfeils had two hits each. Fairmount Services Rockies had Bob Poulin with four hits, Bill Toad Todd, Gene Phillips, Dave Rosario and Jim Goodhue with three hits each. Reections and Fair mount Service Rockies are currently tied for rst. Results of the HCSS 70s on Tuesday had Highlands Ridge closing out Buttonwood Bay 12-9. Highlands Ridges Bob Roth socked out four hits with one double, Bill Toad Todd had three hits, Doug Hammond added three hits, one Preachers on the diamond with Highlands Seniors SEE SENIORS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe warm-up corridor tucked beneath the stands of the Lakeland Center seemed emptier now as Avon Parks Delroy Blake sat alone to vent his frustration. The hope, the re, the determination to bring home gold in the FHSAA Wrestling Championship had just been vanquished and Blake was left seething in the darkened hallway. He had, after all, faced Ryan Thomas of Cardinal Gibbon the year before and beat him on his way to a fourth-place nish. And here he had been again, facing Thomas, this time for the Class 1A, 195-pound state title. But this time around, Thomas took away Blakes strength. An aggressive approach that had him trouncing opponents through districts, regionals and the early rounds of this state tournament. Pins and technical falls marked all his wins in claiming a regional title, and in his rst two matches in Lakeland on Friday, Blake had taken a 20-4, technical fall win, and a 17-7 domination. Things were closer in the seminal match, a 12-8 win over Cole Fagan, but it showed that given the opportunity, Blake would pile up the points. Blake brings home silver Dan Hoehne/News-SunDelroy Blake looks for an opening against Ryan Thomas Saturday. An opening that would rarely present itself as the Red Devil senior settled for silver at the FHSAA State Championships. SEE BLAKE | A11 Special to the News-SunThe Highlands County Tennis Association (HCTA) held its 20th annual Thakkar and Thakkar Valentines Tour nament Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16. Thirty four mixed doubles teams took to the courts at the Thakkar Tennis Center, which is owned by the HCTA, for two full days of tennis competition. Players ranged in age from 10-year-old Trace Lackey to 90-year-old Bob Keefner. Drs. Vinod and Tarlika Thakkar have sponsored this tournament each of those 20 years, and the HCTA thanks them for their generosity and overall support of tennis. The entry into the courts located at the Country Club of Sebring is now marked as Thakkar Lane. The Thakkars were surprised at the awards banquet, held at Chicanes restaurant Sunday evening, with the Thakkar Lane sign post, visit and letters from their children and grandchildren, and a humor ous roast by several of the HCTA members who have played with Dr. Vinod Thakkar over the years. The HCTA is a big supporter of youth tennis in Highlands County, having given over $40,000 to youth programs and clinics, in support of the high school tennis teams, and college scholarships to graduating high school team players. This year we had 23 youth playing in the tournament eld of 68 players. Sebring High School was very well represented, and thanks go to the coaches there, Jane Hollinger, Kenny Johnson and Tosin Amomewe for encouraging their team members to play. Tournament Finals were played Sunday afternoon. In A Division, Caroline(Kitty) Lackey and Dr. T. C. Lackey defeated Lynda Hahn and Erik Patel 6-3, 7-6, 12-10 for the championship, while Pam Henderson and Eugene Bengston defeated Laurie Wohlers and Mickey Byrd 7-6, 7-6 to take the consolation title. In the B Division nals, Alaina Keith and Joe Anderson defeated Barbara Spears and Mike Spears 6-2, 7-5. In the consolation bracket nale, Amanda Rios and Cody Crivello defeated Sarah Beth Rogers and Sam Galatti 6-3, 6-4. Cassy Rios and Larry Johnson won the C Division title by defeating Kim Reed and Rob Reed 6-2, 6-2, and the consolation nal saw Destiny Lewis and Bob Keefner defeat Jackie Manley and Ted Poliac 6-2, 6-3. The HCTA welcomes all tennis players to join us at the Thakkar Tennis Center. For more information about the HCTA go to www.highlandscountytennisassociation.org.Valentines Tennis results Courtesy photoDr. T.C. Lackey prepares to hit a forehand smash as Caroline Kit ty Lackey looks on Sunday during the Valentines Tennis Tournament. BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe South Florida State College baseball squad may have found its footing. After starting the season 1-6, the Panthers have gone 2-2 in their last four contests, including Monday nights 12-3 trouncing of the Rollins College B team. The visiting Tars actually took the early lead, scoring twice in the top of the rst inning. But the Panthers pitching and defense settled in, allowing just one more run the rest of the way, while the offense scratched its way back into the lead and then ran away with it. Zach Bailey got the win in relief, while Pablo Rubio got the save with four innings of scoreless work, striking out ve. Offensively, SFSCs Justin Tedder went 3-for-5, including a triple, with two runs scored. Austin Bingham went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI. The Panthers look to keep the momentum going during a busy week of home dates. They host Indian River tonight at 5 p.m., Daytona State Friday at 2 p.m. and have a home doubleheader Saturday against Baltimore-area Dundalk Community College beginning at 1 p.m.Panthers rally past, rout Rollins Dan Hoehne/News-SunSecond-baseman Damian Boyum res to rst to complete a double play Monday night in South Floridas win over Rollins. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The second day of the Tanglewood Winter Classic Pickleball Tournament, sponsored by Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes, was played under ideal conditions. There was a clear blue sky and virtually no wind throughout the day as 102 mixed doubles matches were played on the Tanglewood courts. The large groupings in the 3.0 and 3.5 skill levels played a double elimination series while in the smaller 4.0 and 4.5 brackets, a round robin format was adopted. As on Saturday, there was great competition in all of the age and skill level categories. The majority of play ers were from local clubs while others hailed from places such as Bradenton, Ft. Myers, Lake Okeechobee and The Villages. Local teams did well throughout the day with Sue and Gary Schinder le of Highlands Ridge capturing bronze in the extremely tough 4.5 division for players over 50. At the 4.0 level 50+ age group, the gold medal match took close to two hours to complete as the teams battled back and forth with a large crowd cheering on Tanglewoods Debi Yandell and her partner Mickey Gormand from LaBelle. They emerged with the silver medal. Tanglewoods Mike and Sandi March won bronze. In the over 65 bracket of the 4.0 competition, Tanglewood took both gold (Dianne Reynolds and Roger Binette) and bronze (Gail Brown and Gordon King). In the 3.5 class, local Tanglewood Winter Classic wraps upSEE CLASSIC | A11 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 COMING UP SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARDHigh School Baseball Friday Avon Park at Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Lakeland, 7 p.m. Saturday Sebring vs. Tampa Catholic, 3 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. Indian River, 5 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. Daytona State, 2 p.m. Saturday SFSC vs. Dundalk, 1 p.m. Boys Basketball Friday Avon Park in 4A Regional Finals, 7 p.m., if necessary. Saturday Sebring in 5A Regional Finals, 7 p.m., if necessary. High School Softball Thursday Sebring vs. Clewiston, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Se bring at Okeechobee, 5:30/7:30 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC at Lake Sumter, 5 p.m. Saturday SFSC vs. Sante Fe, 1 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Lake Placid at Clewiston, 4:30 p.m. Friday Lake Placid at Heartland Conference Tournament, Avon Park, 1 p.m.; Avon Park hosts Heartland Conference Tournament, 1 p.m.; Sebring at Heartland Conference Tournament, Avon Park, 1 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. Clewiston, 4:30 p.m. Friday Lake Placid at Heartland Conference Tournament, Sebring, 1 p.m.; Avon Park at Heartland Conference Tournament, Sebring, 1 p.m.; Sebring hosts Heartland Conference Tournament, 1 p.m. TodayCollege Basketball Boston College at Syracuse 7 p.m. ESPN2 Auburn at Florida 7 p.m. SUN Mississippi State at LSU 8 p.m. WTTA Washington at Oregon 9 p.m. ESPN2 Notre Dame at Miami 9 p.m. SUN New Mexico at UNLV 11 p.m. ESPN2 Golf PGA WGC Accenture Match Play Championship Noon GOLF NBA Indiana at Minnesota 8 p.m. ESPN Houston at L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m. ESPN Olympics Hockey Mens Quarternal Noon USA Speed Skating, Cross-Country Skiing 3 p.m. NBC Curling Mens Seminal 5 p.m. CNBC Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Bobsled 8 p.m. NBCThursdayCollege Basketball Michigan State at Purdue 7 p.m. ESPN Alabama at Texas A&M 7 p.m. ESPN2 Duke at North Carolina 9 p.m. ESPN Connecticut at Temple 9 p.m. ESPN2 Gonzaga at BYU 11 p.m. ESPN2 Golf LPGA Honda LPGA Thailand 9 a.m. GOLF PGA WGC Accenture Match Play Championship 7 p.m. ESPN2 NBA Miami at Oklahoma City 8 p.m. TNT Houston at Golden State 10:30 p.m. TNT Olympics Hockey Womens Gold Medal Final Noon NBC Curling Womens Gold Medal Final 5 p.m. CNBC Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing 8 p.m. NBC Womens College Basketball Missouri at Florida 7 p.m. SUNSNAP S HOT S LOCAL SPORTSAmerican 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 Satur day, March 1, and benets the South Florida State College (SFSC) Athletic Department. The Panther 5K Run/ Walk will take participants on a path through the beautiful SFSC Highlands Campus and along College Drive. Participants can choose to run the 5K as a race or to take a more leisurely, family-friendly walk four-legged friends and strollers are welcome. This event helps us to promote health among our community and raise funds to help support SFSC athletics, said Rick Hitt, SFSC athletic director and head baseball coach. We will earmark a portion of the raised funds to go toward the Panther Fieldhouse fundraising effort, which is our effort to supply the softball, baseball and future cross country team with a dressing facility located down on the athletic complex grounds. Other funds raised will be earmarked for things that may arise during the year outside of our normal budget. The entry fee for the SFSC Panther 5K Run/ Walk is $25 for adults, $20 for students with a current I.D., and $15 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free with a completed form, but do not receive a shirt. The 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 863-453-3133.Art League golf tournamentSEBRING The 4th Annual Highlands Art League (HAL) Golf Classic, sponsored by Barben Fruit Company, will be held on Saturday, March 8, at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Additional sponsors include a $2,000 Hole-InOne sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a $250 Closest to the Pin sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive. The tournament is a four-person scramble. Entry is $60 per person made payable to the Highlands Art League. The entry includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, prizes and a postgolf meal in the clubhouse. Individuals welcome. There will be a 50/50, other contests, a great day of golf, rafe prizes, mulligans and fun for a good cause to support art education in our community. Proceeds benet HAL, which provides art classes, programs and workshops to youth and adult students, as well as art exhibits in the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA). An application and entry form can be obtained online at 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. 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 Sundays Games East 163, West 155 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games Atlanta at Indiana, late Cleveland at Philadelphia, late Toronto at Washington, late Charlotte at Detroit, late Orlando at Milwaukee, late New York at Memphis, late Miami at Dallas, late Phoenix at Denver, late San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, late Wednesdays Games Orlando at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New York at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 10 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.League LeadersPOINTS PER GAME G FG FT PTS AVG Durant, OKC 54 558 463 1699 31.5 Anthony, NYK 49 472 293 1338 27.3 James, MIA 50 484 287 1324 26.5 Love, MIN 50 418 342 1292 25.8 Curry, GOL 50 425 211 1232 24.6 Grifn, LAC 55 495 330 1329 24.2 Aldridge, POR 53 518 229 1267 23.9 Harden, HOU 45 322 339 1075 23.9 Cousins, SAC 46 369 299 1037 22.5 DeRozan, TOR 50 390 292 1121 22.4 REBOUNDS PER GAME G OFF DEF TOT AVG Jordan, LAC 55 230 539 769 14.0 Love, MIN 50 163 498 661 13.2 Drummond, DET 52 283 393 676 13.0 Howard, HOU 53 173 489 662 12.5 Cousins, SAC 46 147 393 540 11.7 Noah, CHI 50 190 385 575 11.5 Aldridge, POR 53 125 477 602 11.4 Bogut, GOL 48 141 373 514 10.7 Jefferson, CHA 44 92 370 462 10.5 Randolph, MEM 50 162 356 518 10.4 ASSISTS PER GAME G AST AVG Curry, GOL 50 450 9.0 Lawson, DEN 45 396 8.8 Wall, WAS 52 443 8.5 Rubio, MIN 53 441 8.3 Jennings, DET 50 404 8.1 Lowry, TOR 52 395 7.6 Teague, ATL 49 354 7.2 James, MIA 50 328 6.6 Nelson, ORL 49 321 6.6 Carter-Williams, PHL 42 272 6.5 STEALS PER GAME G STL AVG Rubio, MIN 53 135 2.55 Carter-Williams, PHL 42 89 2.12 Young, PHL 51 107 2.10 Wall, WAS 52 106 2.04 Butler, CHI 39 78 2.00 Ariza, WAS 47 88 1.87 Millsap, ATL 50 92 1.84 George, IND 52 93 1.79 Ellis, DAL 54 96 1.78 Chalmers, MIA 45 78 1.73 BLOCKED SHOTS PER GAME G BLK AVG Davis, NOR 44 135 3.07 Ibaka, OKC 54 138 2.56 Hibbert, IND 52 129 2.48 Jordan, LAC 55 129 2.35 Henson, MIL 40 87 2.18 Duncan, SAN 49 101 2.06 Bogut, GOL 48 92 1.92 Drummond, DET 52 97 1.87 Howard, HOU 53 96 1.81 Gortat, WAS 52 80 1.54National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164 200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Games No games scheduledNHL Scoring Leaders GP G A PTS Sidney Crosby, Pit 58 28 50 78 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh 56 29 38 67 John Tavares, NYI 59 24 42 66 Phil Kessel, Tor 60 31 34 65 Patrick Kane, Chi 59 27 36 63 Alex Ovechkin, Was 55 40 20 60 Corey Perry, Anh 60 30 30 60 Kyle Okposo, NYI 59 24 35 59 Patrick Sharp, Chi 60 28 30 58 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 47 18 40 58 Claude Giroux, Phi 59 19 38 57 5 tied with 56 pts. 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 de tails.Heartland Trail Association February Activities Winter Olympic Medals TableAt Sochi, Russia 6 of 7 events Tuesday (66 of 67 events)Nation G S B Tot Netherlands 6 6 8 20 Russia 5 8 6 19 United States 5 4 10 19 Norway 7 4 7 18 Canada 4 8 4 16 Germany 8 3 4 15 Austria 2 6 1 9 Sweden 2 5 2 9 Switzerland 5 2 1 8 France 3 1 4 8 Belarus 5 0 1 6 China 3 2 1 6 Slovenia 2 1 3 6 Czech Republic 1 3 2 6 Japan 1 3 2 6 Italy 0 2 4 6 Poland 4 0 0 4 South Korea 2 1 1 4 Australia 0 2 1 3 Latvia 0 1 2 3 Britain 1 0 1 2 Finland 0 2 0 2 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 Croatia 0 1 0 1 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1 Ukraine 0 0 1 1KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have become the ninth and 10th Americans to compete in differ ent sports at the Summer and Winter Olympics. Williams and Jones both raced for the U.S. in the womens bobsled event that started Tuesday night. Williams won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at Athens in 2004, was fourth in that race at Beijing in 2008 and helped the U.S. win a gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay at London in 2012. Jones competed in the 100-meter hurdles at Beijing and London. The other eight on the list: Connie Carpenter-Phinney (cycling-speedskating), Willie Davenport (track-bobsled), Eddie Eagan (boxing-bobsled), David Gilman (canoe-luge), Art Longsjo Jr. (cycling-speedskating), Connie Paraskevin-Young (cycling-speedskating), Arnold Uhrlass (cyclingspeedskating) and Chris Witty (cy cling-speedskating).Lauryn Williams, Lolo Jones officially become dual Olympians M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 double and ve RBI. Winning pitcher with two hits was Charie Quinn. Buttonwood Bay had John Degren with four hits, Bob Wood with three hits and a triple, R. Vanculren, Dia Jones Fred and Nelson Richardson with three hits each. The VFW 4300 over whelmed Silent Salesmen 15-3. Don Cunningham had the hot bat with ve hits, including a double and three-run homer. Curt Brown, Gene Phillips and Andy Timmer manis had three hits apiece. John Kloet took the win on the mound. Silent Salesmen stars were Kyle Saunders wth three hits, while Tom Royal pitched in with two hits. The Royal Palms took it on the chin by the leagueleading KFC team 16-11. KFC again had the hot bat of Norm Grubb a homer among his three hits, Ed Lindberg, Bob Fox and winning pitcher Rudy Pribble getting a triple to go with his three hits. Royal Palms Rich Godfrey had four hits, while Victor Rodriquez and Gallo Gonzalez added three hits each. In the Thursday games, KFC increased their lead over VFW 4300 to two games by easily taking VFW 4300 15-8. Jose Torres, Jack Denney and Don Lariviere led the attack with three hits each. Rudy Pribble took the win on the mound. VFW 4300 were led by Gene The Stilt Phillips with ve hits, three of which were doubles. Dale Baughman and losing pitcher John Kloet had three hits each. Highlands Ridge got of to a fast start and held on to beat Royal Palms 1916. Highlands Ridge had hot-hitting Doug Hammond with a grand slam home run among his four hits. Bill Toad Todd and Charlie Qjinn added four hits each. Bob Fahnestock, Ross Anderson and LLoyd had three hits apiece. The losing Royal Palms Dick Osterich and Jim Hensley had three hits and each one had a double to their credit. Jerry Murphy also hit a double. Silent Salesmen took advantage of 24 walks by Buttonwood Bay pitchers to get their rst win of the year. Dick Schlitz had ve hits, Kyle Saunders and Dale Demeer had three hits and Woody Woodward had a double and home run. Ken Filapulo had two hits and four walks, and also was the winning pitcher when the nal score stood at 26-18. Buttonwood Bay was led by Tom Moose Mor risettes ve hits and Jack Grassos four hits and two triples. F Boyd had four hits and two doubles while Bob Wood also had four base-hits. SENIORS FROM PAGE A8 Saturday, Feb. 15Female Open Winner Name TimeZoe Wortinger 24:38.5Female Masters WinnerDavida Austin 29:49.9Female 14 and underRachel Sharp 25:28.2 Kasi Lorenzo 26:29.6 Anna Capuano 26:31.3 Hailey McMahon 28:34.6 Madeline Whitney 30:26.2 Katelyn VanFleet 35:25.2 Jenna Capuano 37:39.0 Baxley Hines 39:22.4 Katie Reifsnyder 41:02.2 Lindsey True 43:08.5 Sarah True 43:08.6 Lyla Marshall 43:09.8 Keely Irwin 50:32.8Female 15 to 20Chelsea Whitmire 28:45.2 Julia VanFleet 29:48.9 Krista Marshall 42:18.8 Mikaela Talley 45:09.4 Chelsea Bassett 45:16.3Female 21 to 29Laura Lovell 26:42.8 Linda Eveleth 27:27.0 Kristina Himrod 29:26.9 Nicole Screws 34:32.9 Krystal Loomis 38:36.8 Courtney Pollard 39:12.0 Heather Knoop 3:39.1 Kristine Cole 45:58.4 Kristin Angell 51:44.6Female 30 to 39Bonny Revell 27:03.5 Amy Zwayer 27:05.0 Shannon Sapp 28:57.5 Trisha Johnson 31:31.4 Ginny Cox 31:45.5 Joan Aguilar 32:03.7 Kelly Dressel 35:39.1 Jennifer Lundry 36:24.3 Stacy Clark-LaMorte 36:59.9 Heather Owens 37:03.7 Mari Gomez 37:11.9 Season Hale 37:24.5 Heather Stephenson 39:09.4 Denise Hines 39:27.1 Chastini Manint 41:10.0 Misty Matthews 41:32.7 Kelly Marshall 43:10.2 Rhonda Pattillo 45:07.9 Jessie Migenis 47:57.9 Christi Gose 48:39.7 Emily Jones 48:48.3 Susan McCarta 48:49.5 Erin McCarta 49:22.7Female 40 to 49Dana ORourke 30:17.4 Tammy Williams 32:40.7 Christine Gilbert 32:43.9 Vicki Hicks 33:56.6 Kim Dorman 36:24.2 Mary Jo Grice 37:23.0 Sara Zamora-Baldridge 38:47.2 Mary Beth Przychocki 41:31.9 Amy Mahaffey 42:51.0 Annette True 45:32.1 Vicki Million 45:40.4 Mindy Whitney 45:56.5 Patty Lorenzo 46:10.5 Jennifer Corley 47:46.6 Jennifer Rhynes 47:50.8 Tina Scali 48:44.4 Carey Conner 48:48.5 Judy Bassett 48:55.8 Dina Capuano 50:32.4 Marcy Irwin 50:32.7 Kristine Reifsnyder 50:32.8Female 50 to 59Dawn Allen 35:16.8 Martie Brooker 35:28.9 April Roberts 39:07.1 Dayna Carlton 42:23.8 Phyllis Beach 47:57.0Female 60 and overJoann Merkel 38:43.5Male Open WinnerDylan Branch 19:08.2Male Masters WinnersChris Doty 20:57.3Male 14 and underTrevor Doty 20:38.0 Chandler Gowan 20:38.3 Chase Doty 22:29.4 Noah Roth 23:33.9 Juan Oliveras 24:03.3 Zachary VanFleet 24:29.1 Christian Picon 25:41.1 Anthony Capuano 26:00.4 Samuel Aguilar 26:51.8 Cole Losa 26:54.9 Finn Losa 29:35.2 Kaleb Lundry 30:57.6 Wesley Gilbert 32:28.3 Ethan Nance 32:28.4 Jayden Bolin 32:31.9 Austin Ulm 32:32.1 Logan Million 35:05.3 Braden Million 35:06.1 Ronnie McMahon 41:24.8 Anthony Migenis 47:56.8Male 21 to 29Roy Pettaway 26:22.7 Pranav Deshpande 27:00.6 Justin Jones 28:45.9 Kyle Bovard 33:50.9 Aaron Himrod 34:01.0 James Wolfhope 38:15.5Male 30 to 39Josh Eveleth 24:39.4 Eric Marshall 27:48.5 Jason True 29:46.2 Frank Migenis 47:58.6Male 40 to 49Lou Aguilar 28:34.3 David Stewart 29:16.1 Chris Capuano 31:00.3 Michael Eastman 33:51.9 Ronald McMahon 44:47.2 Matt Gose 48:39.6Male 50 to 59Darrell Jensen 26:31.0 Ron Scali 28:31.9 Chris Beach 28:41.9 Nelson Pacheco 35:52.8 Lamonte Simpson 37:03.5 Kevin Aubrey 37:09.8 Jay Jensen 44:08.2Male 60 and overCliff Ables 37:02.5 Mac Perkins 52:17.3Results By Race Management Systems, Inc., Central Florida StridersDash and Splash 5K resultsThomas didnt give him that opportunity. He had a game plan, Blake said afterward. He stayed up and wasnt going to allow me to wrestle. And thats how the match played out, as Thomas stayed on his feet, keeping away from the persistent attempts by Blake to get him on the ground where he could go to work. Scoring attempts were quelled, and in the end, Thomas came away with the 2-1 win, sending a ustered Blake into that empty corridor. He was soon joined by teammates and head coach Blake Germaine to both share in the frustration and to lift him back up with reminders of what had been accomplished. Its frustrating sure, Germaine said. (Thomas) is really good on his feet and he stayed there. But taking second in state, after nishing fourth last year, theres nothing to hang your head about at all. Delroy only started wrestling his freshman year, so thats pretty impressive that in just four years of wrestling hes brought home two medals. With his mood later calmed, Blake took time to reect and look ahead. I look at it as a learning experience, he said. Its my senior year, so I wont have a chance to use it for myself, but I can help teach it to other wrestlers so they can learn from it. Keeping things positive in the face of adver sity, a mark of both Blake and the Avon Park wrestling program. A program nine years in existence, with state qualiers in each and every season and medal winners in all but the rst year. A proud tradition that Delroy Blake has now continued, two times over. BLAKE FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunDelroy Blake moved up a couple spots on the podium, going from a fourth-place nish last year to the silver medal spot this year. teams were shut out of the medals in the 50+ bracket but swept the medals in the 65+ age group. John Prentice of Sebring Village and Barb Danklefsen from Crystal Lake won gold. The silver medal went to Tanglewoods brother and sister team, Tom Stadler and Betty Schleis while Gloria Soltes and Gary Sewell, also from Tanglewood, took home the bronze medal. Tanglewood was well represented on the podium for the 50+ competition at the 3.0 skill level. Taking top honors were Cindy Riess and Ed Schmidt, followed in second place by Luann Kerr and Patrick Smith. All four players are Tanglewood residents. The bronze medal was captured by Marilyn Bradley of Tanglewood and her partner, Len Shaw, from Lake Okeechobee. The last matches of the day nished just before sunset with all local play ers vying for the medals. After a hard-fought series of games, Tanglewoods husband and wife team, Barb and Bob Thulin, came from behind to capture the gold while Chuck Keller of Tanglewood and Barb Zeman from Sun N Lake had to settle for silver. The bronze medal went to Dave Linderman and Betty Slaveski who both play out of Sun n Lake. The second annual Tanglewood Winter Classic was a great success thanks to the organization by Nancy and Cindy of Pickleball Specialties. Special thanks to Clay ton Farrar, Tournament Director, and his organizing team. Hats off to those who worked so hard to line the tennis courts and do the necessary cleanup. Marvin Strope coordinated referees with many of them spending hours on the courts each day making certain that play proceeded according to the rules. The players appreciated having food available thanks to Ben and Ruth Ann Yantis and their team. The entire Tanglewood Pickleball Club did a great job planning and carrying out the numer ous tasks required in a tournament of this magnitude. CLASSIC FROM PAGE A8In just four years of wrestling hes brought home two medals.Blake Germaine Avon Park head coach STEVE REEDAssociated PressDolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito offered apologies to teammate Jonathan Martin, team owner Stephen Ross and investigator Ted Wells in the wake of the NFL-or dered report detailing a racially charged bullying scandal. The report stated there was a pattern of harassment committed by Incognito and teammates John Jerry and Mike Pouncey that extended to two Dolphins linemen and an assistant trainer, all targets of vicious taunts and racist insults. On his Twitter account Tuesday, Incognito wrote, I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well. Until someone tells me different you are still my brother. No hard feelings :)Incognito issues apology M C Y K

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LIVING BWednesday, February 19, 2014 -Janet Jane Noeb Chicke Be t He Musr Weve been cooking like crazy in the Test Kitchen and last week I really did not feel like making din ner (and, I couldnt gure out what I wanted to eat either). So my husband and I went to one of our favorite local restaurants. At dinner, I still couldnt make up my mind so I ended up ordering a cou ple of appetizers. And that got me think ing. Why do we always need to come up with a big meal for dinner? Wouldnt it be fun to do an apps for dinner night right at home?! Dee Robinsons Chicken Bites with Honey Mustard would be perfect for this and are bite-sized chicken yumminess. The honey mustard sauce is great, says Dee. The Kitchen Crew would agree with that. We couldnt stop munching on these deli cious chicken bites. When you make these, make sure to make plenty. Not only are J White Harris Shanghai Lumpia yummy, but they can also be prepared in advance! Lumpia is a hands down favorite treat for my fam ily. It is a variation of egg roll from the Philippines, explains J White. Once prepped, this is a quick and easy dish your family can munch on. I love Jalapeno Pop pers but nd them somewhat messy. I came up with these quick easy n ger snacks [and] now my co-workers ask for them all the time, says Dawn Cordova. I loved her Ja lapeno Popper Roll-ups great pops of avor. Real ly how can you go wrong with crescent rolls, bacon and cream cheese! This one is a guaranteed peo ple pleaser. Didi Dalabas Tiropitakia are so savory, creamy and delicate. I do love most everything about phyl lo dough, and this recipe did not disappoint me. This a very old passed many generations down Greek recipe, says Didi. Whether you make larger pieces as a main dish, or smaller pieces as appetiz ers... you can rest assure, guests and family will completely devour your plate! I know I did. Devon Delaneys Cow boy Pork Tenderloin on Texas Toast with Horse radish Ranch Sauce is a mouthful of avor! I love bold avors to shine when I grill, so this repre sents the best of the west, says Devon. The rub in this recipe is delicious. It blended so well with the avors of tomato, blue cheese and horseradish. The Kitchen Crew couldnt get enough of these! I do like a little kick in my recipes, and Adriana Torres Flaky Chorizo Po tato and Cheese Empanadas are perfectly spicy and 100% delicious! Empana das can be made in many different ways, says Adri ana. Here, I skipped the sugar in the dough and prepared a savory chorizo and potato lling with cheese. We love the com bination of avors and cant wait to make this recipe again. This week, put a twist on your traditional din ner and try one of these yummy appetizers. Im sure your family will enjoy mixing things up a little.Copyright 2011 Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Used by Permis sion. Brought to you by American Hometown MediaMix up your traditional dinner tonight Family FeaturesWhether youre following a weight loss plan or simply maintaining healthy habits, nding foods that are nutritious sources of protein and promote satiety can help curb your urge to snack throughout the day. Wholesome soyfoods can replace other foods in your diet that might be adding too much fat, sugar and cholesterol. Soyfoods also provide high-quality, complete protein, shown to in crease satiety, the feeling of fullness. Soy protein can play a major role in satiety, said Russ Egbert, direc tor of protein research at Archer Daniels Midland Co. We know that di ets that are high in protein are more satiating than diets that are high in carbohydrates or high in fat. Regardless of your life style or age, protein is an essential nutrient your body needs, and com pared to other common protein sources, the soy bean is a giant. The soy bean is upwards of 38 percent protein, says Karl Weingartner, direc tor of the International Soybean Program at Uni versity of Illinois at Ur bana-Champaign. Fish such as salmon con tain about 18 percent protein, while a T-bone steak is about 22 per cent. In addition, a recent study published in Mo lecular Food & Nutrition Research found that soy ber has favorable ef fects on body weight, body mass index and fasting LDL-cholesterol levels in overweight and obese adults, all factors that are helpful in weight loss and managing high blood pressure. The soybean by its nature is a complete food. Its very high in protein, it contains valu able oils, essential fatty acids, ber, even the sugars in it are consid ered to be prebiotics, said Peter Golbitz, direc tor of international business development for the SunOpta Grains and Foods Group. Simple substitutions make it easy to incorpo rate soy into your favor ite dishes: Combine an avocado, a cup of extra-rm tofu and salsa for a lighter guacamole Substitute soymilk into garlic mashed potatoes Energize your childs morning breakfast with protein-rich soy yogurt Fix a quick, healthy dinner with soy-based burgers in place of tradi tional ground beef Toss fresh edamame on top of your favorite salad Select delicious whole soy nutrition bars as snacks Or, you can experi ment with new recipes such as this protein-rich, low-carb Soy and Spin ach Artichoke Dip for guilt-free indulgence.Manage hunger with wholesome foods SOY AND SPINACH A RTICHOKE D IP12 servings 1 pound silken tofu, crumbled 1 pound low fat cream cheese, cubed 1 cup low fat mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 1 pound frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 pound marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped 1/2 cup green onions, chopped Parmesan cheese, grated for garnish 1. Beat tofu until smooth. Mix in cream cheese, mayon naise and pepper in mixer bowl. Fold in spinach, arti chokes and green onions. 2. Divide mixture equally into 12 (4-ounce) au gratin dish es. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top, if desired. 3. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly and browned on top. Serve with low-carb crackers or bread for an all-around low-carb snack or lunch!Nutrition per 4-oz. serving: 62 calories, 6.6 g protein, 5.7 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g ber, 1.4 g fat, 254 mg sodiumTo nd more recipes featuring soy protein, visit www.soyfoods.org. Soy and spinach artichoke dip

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They are such a huge part of our everyday meals. It is true that we do not al ways nd coupons for produce, but it doesnt mean we cant still save on produce and vegeta ble goodness.BUY S EA S ONAL PRODUCEYour checkbook will thank you when you shop produce that is in season. We get focused on wanting to buy cer tain produce or veggies, but in reality they may not be in season and will cost you more. If you buy produce that is in season and readily available you will save more.BE FLEXI B LEIf you are a one-store shopper, then it is possi ble you may not save as much than if you broad en your horizons and look at the other store ads or even farmers mar kets and such. Remember it is all about stretching our budgets further.MAXI M IZE YOUR PRODUCEIf you spotted a great deal on strawberries by the at, consider freez ing, canning or dehy drating a pint or two for a later time. Last year, we purchased ats of ber ries and bushels of apples from our local high school as a fundraiser. I learned how to freeze and can the fruit. When frozen correctly, you can make this stretch further and free up other room in your budget. Fresh fro zen fruit is perfect in a smoothie or yogurt.P RODUCE CO-OPMany counties have a local produce co-op where you can buy freshfrom-the-garden pro duce and vegetables in bulk and/or share with someone. Not only are you buying organically and fresh, you are help ing to put money back into local farming.F AR M ER S M ARKET SCheck out your local farmers market or roadside produce stands. You are most likely buying straight from the farm. You will get the fresh est produce, sometimes picked that day.P LANT A GARDENLets be real, we may not all have the room or the time to plant a gar den, but there are ways you can grow a few items no matter where you live apartments, rent als or small spaces. Did you know you can slice off the end of head of let tuce, place it in a small dish with a wet paper towel and grow lettuce right in your window sill? The same can be said for onions and a few other vegetables. Re-use your plastic soda bottles or milk jugs as planters.BUY FROZEN PRODUCE AND VEGETA B LE SThis week at my local store, Birds Eye frozen vegetables are free with a coupon. I will stock up on this sale and ll my freezer to the brim. By doing this, I not only will have a fresh stock pile of vegetables but I will be feeding my fam ily healthy and nutritious food for less. This is a great way to add to your slow cooker dishes, and perfect in soup and other dishes.L OOK FOR PRODUCE COUPON SLets face it, the major ity of my groceries are purchased with cou pons. It is how I stretch our budget to the fullest and provide for my fam ily, but produce coupons are rare. They are becom ing more readily available, though. Sign up for your store newsletter and get on their mailing list for store coupons and savings.P RICE M ATCH PRODUCERemember that you can price match any lo cal store ad at Walmart. If you plan on making stuffed pepper and look ing for grapes this week, you may be disappointed because you would have to go to multiple stores to get the best deal. In stead of wasting your gas, bring all your store ads with you into Walmart and get the fresh pro duce and vegetables you are looking for all in one place. Yes, you can even take your Aldis ad into Wamart and price match for the best produce.Tanya Senseney has over 16 years experience saving & teaching oth ers how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Tanya is a colum nist and national speaker. Tanya travels the country to speak at nu merous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audi ences large and small on how to shop for FREE. Contact Tanya for more information at Tanya@Divine Savings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information.How to save on produce SAVING S DIVATanya Senseney Dear Abby: My husband and I relocated to Florida a little over a year ago and were quickly welcomed into our new neighbors social whirl. Two couples in the neighborhood are gay one male, one fe male. While they are nice enough, my husband and I did not include them when it was our turn to host because we do not approve of their lifestyle choices. Since then, we have been excluded from neighborhood gatherings, and someone even sug gested that we are bigots. Abby, we moved here from a conservative com munity where people were pretty much the same. If people were dif ferent, they apparently kept it to themselves. While I understand the phrase when in Rome, I dont feel we should have to compromise our values just to win the approval of our neighbors. But re ally, who is the true bigot here? Would you like to weigh in? Unhappy in Tampa Dear Unhappy: I sure would. The rst thing Id like to say is that regard less of what you were told in your previous commu nity, a persons sexual orientation isnt a lifestyle choice. Gay people dont choose to be gay; they are born that way. They cant change being gay any more than you can change being heterosexual. I nd it interesting that you are unwilling to re ciprocate the hospitality of people who welcomed you and opened their homes to you, and yet you complain because you are receiving similar treat ment. From where I sit, you may have chosen the wrong place to live be cause it appears you would be happier in a less integrated neighborhood surrounded by people who think the way you do. But if you interact only with people like your selves, you will have missed a chance for growth, which is what you have been offered here. Please dont blow it. Dear Abby: Im 14 and in high school. My fa ther died in a car accident when I was 8. A man who attends my church took me under his wing and has been like a father to me ever since. He is very supportive most of the time. However, he spanks me with a belt when he feels I misbehave. My mom doesnt know about it because she works long hours to sup port the family. I like the nurturing and encourage ment this man gives me, but I cant take another beating. What should I do? Blue in the Southwest Dear Blue: What you are describing is a form of child abuse. This nur turing man has no right to hit you. You shouldnt have to tolerate being beaten in order to feel supported. Tell your mother what has been going on, or a teacher or a counselor at your school. You appear to be an intelligent young man. Your silence is what enables those beatings to continue, so please do not remain silent about this any longer.Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Couple arent happy with gay neighbors DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 I recently wrote blog posts teaching you how to braise and how to sear. So it just occurred to me that I should go ahead and combine the two and tell yall about how to stew. What hits the spot on a cold day better than a nice steamy hot bowl of thick beef stew? By denition, stew is not a dish its a cooking method that involves sim mering meat and vegetables in a rich avorful liquid. Now, Leanne, youre thinking, that sounds an awful lot like braising. And it does (gold star for you) there are only a couple of differences be tween a braise and a stew: With a braise, the meat is generally left in its whole form; with stew, the meat is generally cut into pieces With stew, the cook ing liquid usually covers the meat and the vegeta bles; in a braise, the liquid comes up to the halfway mark of the item youre cooking Very small differenc es, yes, but apparently enough to dene each of them as their very own method of cooking! What to stew The best things to stew are hardy vegetables and tough cuts of meat. (Did I mention stewing is a dirt cheap way to feed your family?) The best protein to stew would be: Brisket Chuck Oxtail Round Shank Pork shoulder Chicken thighs Mutton You can stew sh, but you dont want to cook it very long or your sh will just cook down into a pot of mush. Sea bass, cod, halibut and shark are good options for sh stew. And when it comes to vegetables, the following are prime candidates: Potato Carrot Celery root Leek Cabbage Celery Eggplant Tomato Tough greens handle stewing well, too, but you might want to add them closer to the end of your cooking time. Kale, chard and collard greens are good in a stew. Now, how do you stew? Im so glad you asked! The following is the basic method youll follow, no matter what youre stew ing: Prepare your protein by dredging in some our seasoned with salt and pepper. This step will help your stew to thicken later in the process (gluten free? No worries, any glu ten free our will work) Take your dutch oven (perfect vessel for stew ing) or other heavy pot and sear the meat in some butter or coconut oil When your meat has a nice dark sear on it, re move it from the pot and add some diced onions, carrots and celery, and stir until golden brown Toss in any herbs and spices you would like to use to season your stew and deglaze the pot with wine, beer, stock, water, or a combination of liquids Put your meat back in the pan and add enough liquid to just cover the meat in the pan Bring to a simmer Cover and place in the oven at 300 degrees for a couple of hours, depend ing on your protein (sh will only take 15 or 20 minutes, while a tough cut of beef will need at least two hours) When theres 30 min utes or so left in the stewing process, add vegetables At the end of the pro cess, if your liquid isnt as thick as you would like, you can thicken it with a roux of our and butter, some arrowroot our or a little cornstarch dissolved in water. Youll then need to bring the stew to a boil on the stove top so that the starch can go ahead and do its work to thicken that cooking liquid. And there you have it. A delicious and nutritious stew. Whats your favor ite one-pot meal? Let us know on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/ savingdinnerLeanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clut ter and the Saving Dinner series. www.savingdinner.com.Something to stew over: Its not the same as braising DINNER DIVALeanne Ely Here are this weeks Bridge scores for Wood haven Estates: Party Bridge First: Ken Meyer Second: Bob Helton Third: Betty Frizzell Duplicate Bridge First: Bob Helton and Margaret Bouseld Second: Laurie LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson Third: Nancy Pratt and Shirley BreckenridgeWoodhaven Bridge scores Did You KNOW? In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com A lot of people are talking about eating less starch and trying to avoid carbohydrates these days. I am one of those people. I try and only eat vegetables without starch and often double portions. When we go out to eat, I always ask for double vegetables, even though I know I would love a big pile of garlic mashed redskinned potatoes. I just dont order them. There is not a vegetable that I wont eat and I en joy discovering new ones and nding ways to bring out the avors with prop er cooking techniques and fresh herbs and spices. Last week, I did a dinner for the medical executives at work and I served them some carnival cauliow er. If you havent seen that before, get in touch with John or Mike McCrack en at McCracken Farms in Sebring and ask them to get you some. They will probably offer to grow it for you if they cant nd it. Carnival cauliower is exactly like regular cauli ower but is brightly colored with purples, pinks, greens and yellows. They look great on plates and make your pre sentations even better. Be careful not to over cook them because it will dull the bright colors. Another good use for cauliower is to use it like I would mash potatoes. I think that you can make smashed cauliower taste great and give yourself the satisfaction of the pile of garlic mash potatoes but in a healthy way. Wouldnt be great to have carnival cauliow er mash with bacon and garlic? What about a little sour cream and chives to go with it? I think that sounds like what I am going to make tonight. Cheers, Chef.GARLIC MASHED CAULIFLOWER 1 quart boiling water 1 pound fresh cauliower orets 1/4 tsp. chicken base 1 tbs. bulk cream cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp. peeled, fresh, minced garlic cloves 1/8 tsp Spice, Pepper, White, Ground 1 tbs. real sour cream 3 tbs. unsalted butter 1/2 tsp. precooked, chopped bacon 1/2 tsp. fresh minced chivesSet a stockpot of water to boil over high heat. Clean cauliower. Add to boiling water and cook for 6 minutes, or until done. Drain well. Do not let cool. In a bowl with an im mersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliower with the cream cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, gar lic, butter, chicken base and white pepper until smooth. Half-cup serving. Ensure internal temperature of 165 F. Garnish with chives and chopped bacon. Hold warm for service.Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heart land Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at tim miespain@iammorrison.com/.Smash your cauliflower for a potato substitute C HEFS C ORNERTim Spain M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 CLUBS & ORGANIZATI O NS Sebring Elks announce winners in essay contestSEBRING Sebring Elks 1529 held a School Essay Contest What Vet erans Day Means To Me. More than 100 essays were received. Winners from the Se bring Lodge were Division One Fifth Grade, Crack er Trail Elementary: Tyler Summors, Melissa Yaezel and Dylan Austin. Division Two Seventh Grade, Hill Gus tat Middle School: Kaycee Ryan, Christofer Wolf and Carsen Angell. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 awarded each of the six winners a $30 Walmart gift certicate. The presenta tions were made by the school principals. Winners names from the Sebring Lodge were sent to SWC District in January. The District will submit their winners to the state no later than Feb. 28 and the state will sub mit to national no later than March 31. The purpose of this con test was to provide these children the opportuni ty to express their pride in America. Winners were judged in two divisions (Division One was fth and sixth grades and Two was seventh and eighth grades). The essays were not to exceed 250 words and were judged on orig inality, development of theme, mechanics and neatness. TOPS 632LAKE PLACID TOPS FL 632 meets every Mon day at the Womens Club House on Main Street in Lake Placid. Weigh-in is 3-3:45 p.m. with the meet ing starting at 4 p.m. Any one is invited to attend. Call Judy OBoyle at 26008 31. Donna Raff gave an in teresting program on Emotional Eating. Some of her suggestions were to identify your problem, learn to feed your feelings without using food, dont beat yourself up and to count to 10 minutes. This was the same idea leader Judy OBoyle talked about in her prep talks before the meeting starts. Karen Goodwin took the roll call and with 34 members weighing in, the club lost weight again this week. The Best Loser was Anna Harrington. The club had two guests, Sha ron Van Dis and Cory Wilson. No-No this week is emotional eating and the Yes-Yes is broccoli and carrots. The club has two con tests running. The Dont Spill The Beans contest winners were Elaine Orr, Gail Shane, Christie Nowl and, Mary Jo Finn, Barbara Helminger, Jean Ottoway, Betty Snyder, Carolyn Mead and Linda Pollard. For the Alphabet contest, winners were Penny Her warth, Anna Harrington, Christie Nowland and Lin da Haidle. Next week. the letter will be S.Dance Club hosts Golden Era BandSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the Golden Era Band 14-piece dance band from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the High lands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Snacks and sandwiches will be available. BYOB. Admission is $5 for members, and $7 for nonmembers. Dress is smart casual. Everyone wel come, including singles. Call 386-0855, or visit www.highlandsdanceclub. org/.Promenaders plan square danceLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders will be hosting a square dance on Thursday. Ron Reardon will begin calling at 7:30 p.m. and pie will be served at the break. The dance will be held at Sunshine RV Resort on State Road 70, 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27, south of Lake Placid. Square dance attire is not required and visitors are always wel come. Call Jim at 863-2431226.Buttonwood Squares plan Cookie DanceSEBRING The Buttonwood Squares of Buttonwood Bay RV Resort are hosting a Cookie Dance on Friday at the recreation hall in the park. Nelson Wakeman will be calling the squares with Jama Wakeman doing some line dances. It starts at 7 p.m. with some line dancing then squares from 7:30-9:30. The next dance will be March 21.AP Lakes Association plans yard saleAVON PARK The Avon Park Lakes Association will be having its annual yard sale on March 8. Tables are available. In side table rentals are $10 and outside table rent als are $5. For more infor mation or to rent a table, please call Carol at 4526707.Shrine Club hosting musicSEBRING The Sebring Shrine Club will host the Band North and South playing country, gospel and bluegrass mu sic from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the lodge located on State Road 17 North. Refreshments will be available. No alcohol will be served. This event is open to the public.Friends of Istokpoga winter meeting and election is ThursdayLORIDA The Friends of Istokpoga will hold its 2014 winter general mem bership meeting and election at the Lorida community center at 7 p.m. on Thursday. This meet ing will be the election of ofcers for 2014 and there will be two guest speakers. The rst speaker for the evening will be Don Nor ton, proprietor and shing guide of the Reds II Fishing and Bait store. He will give rst-hand advice on catching the big bass of Lake Istokpoga and tips about the best tackle to do it with. The second speaker will be Bill Pouder, FWC Fish eries Administrator. He will give an update on the Lake Istokpoga crap pie study and some infor mation about a proposed change to the bass regu lation on Lake Istokpoga. There will also be a ques tion-and-answer session after there presentation. Low Vision Information Group & The Red Cane Club meet ThursdaySEBRING Low Vision Information Group & The Red Cane Club are plan ning to meet Thursday at Highlands Community Church at 11 a.m. for in troductions, sharing experiences, tips and announcements. The purpose of the group is to encourage people with low vision or those that are legally blind to share their experienc es and to understand that there are many ways to help keep ones indepen dence and continue to do nearly all of their dai ly activities that they have done in the past. This month, the speaker will be William Eastburn, OTR/L, the chief occupa tional therapist with ACE HomeCare. Eastburns topic will be about low vi sion and how occupational therapy can help you. The lecture starts at noon. The lecture series for the Red Cane Club and the Low Vision Informa tion Group is organized through H.A.L.L.O. (Hand icapped Americans Love of Life Organization). If you would like to be on the mailing list for no tication of the meetings and guest speakers, please call HALLO at 3851196; email: halloinc@em barqmail.com or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872.Garden Club plans card partySEBRING The Garden Club of Sebring is host ing its Annual Luncheon Card Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 6 at the Jack Stroup Civic Center downtown. Tickets are $8. There will be door prizes and silent auction. Bring your games and join the fun. All proceeds are ded icated to our scholarship program. Call Dottee Co hen at 385-0759.Womans Club plans fashion showSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring brings a unique fashion show to its clubhouse at 11 a.m. Friday. The Mobile Boutique Clothing Store On Wheels offers the n est collection of cruise, re sort, and casual related separates, jewelry and ac cessories with a wide variety of style and sizes for everyone. Items that you see and like can be pur chased at the event. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from all Womans Club members or call Judy Trier at (260) 242-0612 or Barbara Nor ling at (860) 965-5114 for information or tickets.DAR is Cruisin Into SpringSEBRING The Patriots Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolu tion is having their annual fundraiser. This year, it is a catered luncheon by Mae Lees and a fashion show with a Cruisin Into Spring theme. The event will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 126 S. Pine St., Sebring. Tickets are $25 each and the proceeds are used to fund scholarships and youth programs. Sponsors are Swaine & Leidel and Frames and Images. For tickets or sponsorship informa tion, contact Sheila Smith, Chairman at 465-5667 or sheilasmith1220@msn. com/. VFW plans day cruiseAVON PARK VFW Post 9853 Mens Auxiliary will host a day trip to Vic tory Casino Ship for a funlled day on the ocean Saturday. Cost is $40 for the day. Transportation and hot meal is another $20. Free play. You must have a reservation. Call 452-5647 or 4535560.Woodcarvers plan show SaturdaySEBRING The Highlands Woodcarvers Artistry in Wood Show, in conjunction with the Lake Placid Woodcarvers, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Cen ter O.S. Polston Auditorium, 4905 George Blvd. There will be a carv ing competition and sale, carving demonstrations and vendors, woodwork ing and wood turning display (table top-sized only), refreshments and door prizes. Entry is a $3 donation. Call Eric Maron at 2736136.Placid Lakes plans rummage saleLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Homeowners Association annual rum mage sale will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. It will include a bake sale and a plant sale. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Noon Rotary presented Jackie Coyne with the Teacher of the Month award on Feb. 12 at the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Coyne re ceived $50 and a certicate from the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club. She is a current AVID elective Teacher at Lake Placid High School, in addition to teach ing physical education classes including team sports, tennis and bas ketball. Prior to being hired as the physical education teacher in 2012, she served as the P.E. paraprofessional for two years. While living in Pennsylvania she served as the accounts payable personnel for Chartiers Valley School District. Additionally she served as a paraprofession al one to one for a profoundly handicapped student from 2003-2006. Coyne graduated from St. Vincent Col lege in Latrobe, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in elementary and ear ly childhood education. Upon moving to Flori da, she worked diligently to complete all DOE re quirements and received her permanent certi cation in November of 2013. Coyne is current ly the Lake Placid High Schools varsity girls basketball and tennis coach. Her second sea son in basketball was a historical moment for her because the girls be came district champs. Coyne was honored as Coach of the Year for Highlands County Wom ens Basketball in 20122013 and was nominated as Teacher of the Year for Lake Placid High School for 2013-2014 and was chosen. Teaching has been a lifelong dream, career goal and desire of mine. It was while serving as a one on one paraprofes sional that my passion grew and I knew I was destined to be in teach ing. My desire to impact students, athletes and people is something, which can truly nev er be explained. My desire to make a difference has formed a successful teacher. It is the intan gible traits that separate us as teachers. I rmly believe I was in this eld to teach and impact stu dents in the same manner I was impacted by my teachers and coach es. No matter what the situation, the circum stance or the mentality, I refer often to one of the greatest coaches and speakers of my time, Jimmy Valvano, Dont give up ... Dont ever give up! I live my life this way, I attack each day, I wake up and go to work this way, and in par enting, I exist this way, Coyne said.LP Noon Rotary names Coyne Teacher of Month Courtesy photoLake Placid High School principal Toni Stivender (from left) joins Lake Placid Noon Rotary director Lorraine Hutchins in congratulating Jackie Coyne, Teacher of the Month. The news is just a click away! www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com Leah FeathersDaniel Feathers and Jennifer Zenner of Sebring an nounce the birth of a daughter, Leah Elizabeth Feathers, at 7:53 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Leah weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Ann Zenner. Pa ternal grandparents are Mel and Marsha Feathers.Cadance PattersonJoshua Glenn Patterson and Elizabeth Jody Capmany of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Cadance Annabelle Patterson, at 3:50 a.m. on Feb. 15, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Cadance weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandfather is Dennis Lee Capmany. Pater nal grandparents are Everette Warden Ritenour Jr. and Beth Ann Patterson. Earl and Claudelle Keene of Sebring will cel ebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19. They were married in Sana Anna, Calif. by an Army chaplan. The couple moved to Sebring 20 years ago from Belleville, Mich. Earl is a veteran of World War II and worked as a pi lot for United Airlines while Claudelle made a home for them and their three children Claudia (Darrell) Edgar of Virginia, Christy (Bob) Arrell of Washington, and Earl R. Keene of California. The Keenes also have six grandchildren and seven great-grandchil dren. A reception was held at Inn on the Lakes on Feb. 16 and was hosted by their children, grandchil dren and friends. Courtesy photoMr. and Mrs. Earl Keene Courtesy photoA young Mr. and Mrs. Earl KeeneCELEBRATIONS 70TH ANNIVERSA RYKeenBIRTH A NNOUN C EMENTS Courtesy photoSebring Elks 1529 is proud to announce Janice Garrison as Elk Of The Month for February. Since joining the lodge last March, Garrison has spent a lot of time in the kitchen and out at the steamers. Garrison has experience as a banquet caterer and waitress and puts this knowledge to work helping kitchen volunteers prepare and serve the meals.SEBRING ELK OF THE MONTH S UBMIT Y OUR CELEBR A TIONSThe News-Sun publishes announcements about births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries on Wednes days. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in ve-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompa nied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be consid ered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. The News-Suns ofce hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.O NLINEwww.newssun.comE M A ILeditor@newssun.comM A IL/DROP 0FFCelebrations News 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 JESSICA HERNDONAP Film WriterLOS ANGELES In an awards season that seems to have a ceremo ny for every facet of lmmaking, the Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild awards returned after a 10-year hiatus with an award for Johnny Depp. The actor received the rst ever distinguished artisan award for his work in lms like Ed ward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Choco late Factory and Alice in Wonderland. Depps honor was pre sented by his long-time collaborator and make up artist Joel Harlow, who is nominated for an Academy Award this year for makeup in The Lone Ranger. Depp also starred in the lm. This is a great hon or, but glancing up at the screen I realize what a ri diculous thing Ive done, joked Depp while accept ing his trophy after clips of his work were shown at Paramount Studios the atre on Saturday evening. I mean seriously, why do they still give me jobs? he added. Ive done a lot of things...I should probably apol ogize for a few, but I wont. Praising the work of the makeup artists whove helped him nd the root of each character, the soft-spoken actor said he liked when his face was molded in A Nightmare on Elm Street. I found, oddly, that I liked being encased in all of that stuff, he said. I try something differ ent each time as an actor with the amazing help of makeup artists who have made my whole career. Resembling the boozy party that is the Gold en Globes rather than the formal Oscars, the makeup and hair stylists awards, which honors the best in the business from lm to television, was a reunion for the be hind-the-scenes artists. Squeals echoed through out the auditorium as artists with multi-colored hair and thick cat-eye style makeup hugged and kissed. Its our circle or lit tle familys time to celebrate, said Harlow prior to the ceremony. As an ode to visual ef fects, a woman painted white and dressed in white stood in the lobby balancing a large head piece made of owers as she was lit by green lights. Host Tom Arnold later joked she looked edible, like a big white cake. There to present the award for best contem porary hair styling to the stylists for Lee Daniels the Butler, best support ing actress Oscar nominee June Squibb called the green lighting wild. Johnny Depp honored at makeup and hair awardsENTERTAINMENT M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS PLACID L AKES PARTY L INEBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Home Own ers Association annual rummage sale will be on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be a humdinger, talk about stuff! The folks in Placid Lakes have donated tons of good stuff; you wont walk away from this one empty-handed. The Placid Lakes So cial Circle had Carol Kelly, a RN from Home Health Services, speak last month about having free servic es at the town hall. Car ol, we have a oneor twohour slot for you; please call Bonnie at 465-4888 for scheduling. The tentative plan is to have this ser vice on a Thursday, once a month from 10 a.m. to 11 or noon. Its time, Pioneers of Placid Lakes, to get orga nized. We have made ar rangements with the Placid Lakes Country Club to start the ball rolling on Thursday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. But theres one important issue that must be taken care of by you, and that is to please call the town hall and RSVP with Bonnie and be count ed. We must have a headcount for the restaurant. You have plenty of time before March 13 to let us know; the number is 4654888. Even if you call offhours, someone will even tually catch up with the answering machine and you will be counted. We have rounded up an old menu from wa-a-a-y back, an original advertising cir cular that August Tobler circulated in the s pic tures of the Catsh Bridge being built, lots of great snapshots of good times past at Tobler Park, origi nal shots of the shopping center being built, etc. The Dalton Gang will be meeting the same day as the Pioneers. The same goes for PLSC. When Joyce calls and leaves you a message, please RSVP, call 699-6331 and let her know if you will be attending the dinner/meeting. Thats March 13 at 4 p.m. Were going to nail some daytrips, and we need your help to do that. Phil and Dee Grayber, volunteers at Southern Lifestyle, helped to host a wonderful Valentine Par ty on Feb. 12 at that facility. On hand were some of the local Lake Placid Ball room Dancers who enjoyed the evening dancing and watching the crown ing of the King and Queen of Hearts for 2014. Phil wears many hats, and is president of the PLHOA. Dee also wears a few hats, teaching line-dancing at the town hall every week, among many other proj ects. Its that time of year, this is when we really get homesick, the robins are coming through, and that means they will be mak ing their way up North. Think they better check the weather a little bet ter, this is not the time to make those plans. Not this week, anyway.T RO P ICAL HARBOR E STATESBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID On a beautiful sunny Monday morning, Marilyn Cromer, Sharon and Jim Boor made the coffee for the meeting on Feb. 10. Joketelling Peggy Sue Teague was the emcee. She read the names of the birth days and wedding anniversaries and Ruth Ann Walls played the piano so we sang Happy Birthday to Kris Tyfair and Happy Anniversary to Al and Pat Loritz. It was announced that Paula and Jim Bannister are now the proud grand parents of Jackson James Bannister. Im sure they let their son and his wife know how pleased they are of the dark-haired, seven-pound baby. We were sorry to hear that Wilma Miller had fallen and bruised her ribs. So many of us know what it is like to fall and how fast it happens. We welcomed new resi dents at the coffee: Debbie and Wayne Gilham from Missouri at 531 Beech craft St. and a visitor, Jack Barnes, from Lima, Ohio, a cousin of Gary and Judy Price. Virginia Tharp men tioned that the Highlands Health Department is hav ing a diabetes class twice a month. On Feb. 20, the Red Hats go to the Lake Placid Moose Lodge for lunch after which they will be going on a ride to and around the Archibald Ranch. It should be fun and educational. The March 5 Strawberry Festi val bus trip is $20 and for the admission, the ticket is $8 to the festival. Jim Quarter said the di rectories will be given out next Monday, but the pic ture directories will be given out from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. The s/s/s dance will be Feb. 22. Do you re member the tunes from those years? Larry Mus grove will provide the music and even if you cant dance, come and listen. Happy memories. Have you ever had a Walking Taco? Come Sun day, Feb. 23 to a fun meal at 5 p.m. This is a fund raiser for the Relay for Life. Our book group meets much later this month, Feb. 27, which gives you plenty of time to read the two books, Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Re becca Sckloot. You may also want to start reading I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai for March. Charlotte Charlton and a couple of volunteers decorated the clubhouse for February. How lovely it looks. Just like we were having a Valentine Ball. Marilyn Cromer made the coffee this morning. Charlotte Charlton held the meeting. Lois Prator announced tha the Sin gles Group will be going to Henscratch Farm on Feb. 19 for the day to enjoy lunch and the music. Debbie Gilham, a new resident, was at coffee. We also had Phyllis (and Gus) Kucinic, friends of Vicki Eckelberry, and Jan Webt, guest of Judy Muise. Faye Christenson also was a guest and has been en joying the park. The February carry-in dinner will be Feb. 27. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. The noon carry-in took place Feb. 11 with a good assembly and plenty of food. Melanie Cornwell said grace and Carolyn Re ece led the pledge to the U.S. ag followed by Oh, Canada, led by Carhlotte Charlton. After the meal, people stayed to visit as it was a real fun gathering. If you think your best days are behind you, they are. If you think your best days are ahead of you, they are. M O B I L E S A P A R T S T R A S S E O N E S I D E B A S I E T H I T H E R S T A T I S T B U E N A R E D E E M S T O T O U S U A L G R I E F S L I T L O L L O P M I O D E A R T O T S E U L N A C O S I T B E V A S Y E M E N I A C U T E F I N E S T R E A L T V A V A A L I O D E S S A O O N A A P T E R R I C E U W Y E S N U I S A N C E T A R E A R P H O N E E T A T S T E E N A G E R S R O U T S I W A S N E U E R T T O P O I L C A R O J Y O R G O B E Y E R A M I N A C H O A E R I E E C O F I V E M A N Y S A T H O L T S O S S T E M S B L E H L I A M G U T S Y A R U T L E D A A C R E U T E P S T P O V E N N A M R O N I R H O H O O P L A N O N N O S I E T U D E S E R O D E S M O O D Y S A F A R I A S L A N T A N N E S T R O Y E S C ROSSWORD S OLUTION BY NEIL SIMPS O NSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING On Feb. 13, Bill Jarrett Ford ar rived at Tanglewood with six new vehicles for residents to take for a test drive. For each family that enjoyed a brief spin, Bill Jarrett donated $10 to the Tanglewood Res idents Cancer Benefit. This is the fourth year in a row that Bill Jarrett has run the program to help in the fight against cancer. Most people are skeptical of salespeo ple but everyone who has taken a test drive in the four years of the program comes away very impressed by the great team from Bill Jarrett Ford. No pressure to buy, just a chance to enjoy a drive and see what Ford has to offer. Doug Gentry, general manager of Bill Jarretts Avon Park dealership, said, The opportunity to have someone actu ally sit in a Ford while we are helping a com munity, such as Tanglewood, work for such a good cause is a winwin. This is one of the most fun ride and drives we do, said Ma rie Anderson, Jarrett salesperson. The people in Tan glewood are so sweet. Its my fourth year be ing out here and I see some of the same peo ple each year and get my hugs. It feels good that the money raised from this drive is going to cancer research. Two of the la dies that rode with me today are cancer survi vors, said Anna Lineback of Jarrett Ford. It makes me feel good to be helping and maybe one day, theyll find a cure. Jerry Omand, a Tan glewood snowbird, took a Ford F-150 out. When he returned, he commented that they dont make them like trucks anymore. My Lexus likely doesnt run as smoothly as the F-150 did. After getting out of the C-Max Hybrid, Wal ter Finhert, another snowbird, said. It was fantastic. So quiet! I thought it hadnt started. Im hard of hearing, but not that bad. Tanglewoods new park manager, Rick Sellers, was most im pressed with the Drive for the Cure and feels that Bill Jarrett should return to Tanglewood each year. There was no sales pressure and the Jarrett team was great to deal with. Rick agreed to have all of his staff take time during the day for a test drive in support of the Cancer Benefit. By noon, 149 resi dents had taken a drive and at the end of the day, Tanglewood had surpassed its target of 250 drives. This will re sult in a contribution of $2,500 from Bill Jar rett Ford for the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit.Tanglewood, Bill Jarrett Ford team up for fourth year Courtesy photoKeith and Eileen Walker enjoy their test drive with Marie Anderson of Bill Jarrett Ford. Courtesy photoTanglewood residents line up for a test drive.Test drives raise money for Cancer Benet M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.com rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnn nnn nnnfnffnnnbn f bfffnffbf fnbfnb f fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-00217 DIVISION: U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2010-1, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT A.LUNDY,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 04,2013 and entered in Case No.28-2013-CA-00217 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2010-1,is the Plaintiff and ROBERT A.LUNDY; JENNIFER LUNDY; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION,INC.; are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JUR Y ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM,on the 4th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 100 FEET OF LOT 13, BLOCK R,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS: LOT 13,BLOCK R,SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 13,BLOCK R, SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282010CA000822XXAXMX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM B.LONDONO, ANA M.LONDONO, MARONDA HONES,INC.OF FLORIDA, SUNTRUST BANK,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 February 4,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 3,BLOCK 703,A REPLAT OF UNIT 4,1988 REVISION SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 4,1989 REVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,PAGE 65, SHEETS 1 THROUGH 3,INCLUSIVE,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as:4756 TARREG A ST.,SEBRING,FL 33872; 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 10,2014 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 6th day of February,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k 327628/1212902/wmr February 19,26,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000961 The Bank of New York Mellon formerly known as The Bank of New York as successor Trustee to JP Morgan Chase Bank as Trustee,FKA Bank One,National Association,as Trustee for certificate holders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities,Inc. Asset Backed Certificates,Series 2002-1 Plaintiff, -vs.Faye M.Jerido McFadden a/k/a Faye M.Jerido a/k/a Faye M.McFadden and Simon W.McFadden; City of Sebring, Florida; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against the above named not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 28,2014,entered in Civil Case No.2012-CA-000961 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein The Bank of New York Mellon formerly known as The Bank of New York as successor Trustee to JP Morgan Chase Bank as Trustee,FKA Bank One,National Association,as Trustee for certificate holders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities,Inc.Asset Backed Certificates,Series 2002-1 Plaintiff and Faye M. Jerido McFadden a/k/a Faye M.Jerido a/k/a Faye M.McFadden are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W.GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M.,March 12,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 4,BLOCK B,STEWART'S ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 3,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 12-243366 FC1 W50 February 12,19,2014 ticipate 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. 888122281 February 19,26,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001175 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. NANCY N.MARTIN A/K/A NANCY MARTIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NANCY N.MARTIN; 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; CASA DEL LAGO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,INC.; WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 5,2014,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: UNIT 4-A,BUILDING 15,LOT 15,CASA DEL LAGO CONDOMINIUM PHASE 4,ACCORDING TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AS RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 940, PAGE 366 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 954,PAGE 506 AND SCRIVENER'S ERROR AFFIDAVIT AS RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 963,PAGE 30 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 969,PAGE 683,BEING RE-RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 970,PAGE 828,AND AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AS RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 997,PAGE 341, AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 999,PAGE 708,AMENDMENT RE-RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1032,PAGE 219, AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1047,PAGE 520,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1102,PAGE 1543,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1107, PAGE 0707,AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1108,PAGE 1649 AND RE-RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1109,PAGE 1581 AND RE-RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1110,PAGE 0073,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1114,PAGE 1972, AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1117,PAGE 1507,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1133,PAGE 0896 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1187,PAGE 598 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1206,PAGE 0160, AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1233,PAGE 0921,AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1242,PAGE 1394 AND AMENDMENT AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 1268,PAGE 1345,AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1296,PAGE 1043 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1318,PAGE 435 AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1332,PAGE 304, AND AMENDMENT RECORDED IN O.R.BOOK 1518,PAGE 141,ALL OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. LYING IN BLOCK 41,OF PABOR LAKE COLONY LANDS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY,FLORIDA,OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART, FLORIDA. a/k/a 2814 PALO VERDE DR,AVON PARK, FL 33825-8966 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 7,2014. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 6th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par485130023 February 19,26,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13000421GCAXMX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v. MARLIE J.WESTERVELT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARLIE J.WESTERVELT; 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; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 05,2014,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 8,BLOCK 6,ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13 THROUGH 19,INCLUSIVE,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,PAGE(S) 6,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 2231 PLEASANT DR.,SEBRING,FL 33875-9493 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 7,2014. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 6th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. Florida 33870-3867.The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's Estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 12,2014. Personal Representative: JOHN E.HORSHAM a/k/a JOHN HORSHAM 2773 North Pomelo Avenue Avon Park,Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: VICTORIA J.ALVAREZ,ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.338591 V.J.ALVAREZ & ASSOCIATES,P.A. 1202 N.Armenia Tampa,Florida 33607 Telephone:(813) 835-1955 February 12,19,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.13000535PCAXMX IN RE:ESTATE OF JANET G.HORSHAM, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JANET G.HORSHAM,deceased,whose date of death was August 1,2012,file number 13000535PCAXMX,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:2010-CA-001163 FLAGSTAR BANK,FSB, Plaintiff, vs. ELAIDA PEREZ-ACOSTA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELAIDA PEREZ-ACOSTA; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment.Final Judgment was awarded on January 28,2014 in Civil Case No.2010-CA-001163,of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein FLAGSTAR BANK,FSB is the Plaintiff,and JUAN PABEY INDIVIDUALLY AND A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF MARCIAL PABEY; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELADIA PEREZ-ACOSTA; ELADIA PEREZ-ACOSTA; UNITD STATES OF AMERICA; ATTORNEY GENRAL FO THE UNITED STATES; UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES OF THE STATE OF MARCIAL PABEY,are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court,Robert Germaine,will sell to the highest bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on the 12th day of March,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: LOT 7248,AND LOT 7249,AND THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 7250,OF AVON PARK UNIT NO.23,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 19,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,SAID SOUTH HALF OF LOT 7250 BEING THAT PART OF SAID LOT LYING SOUTHEASTERLY OF A STRAIGHT LINE JOINING THE MIDPOINTS OF THE FRONT AND REAR BOUNDARIES OF SAID LOT. 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. Dates this 29th day of January,2014. IMPORTANT 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 at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appeaarnce is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. CLERK OF THE COURT Robert W.Germaine By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk February 19,26,2014 within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-207572 FC01 WN1 February 12,19,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000508 Wells Fargo Bank,National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Denver G.Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew and Lorna A.Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew, Husband and Wife; Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association,Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through, under and against the above named not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 28,2014,entered in Civil Case No.2012-CA-000508 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein Wells Fargo Bank,National Association,Plaintiff and Denver G.Pettigrew a/k/a Denver Pettigrew and Lorna A.Pettigrew a/k/a Lorna Pettigrew,Husband and Wife are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W. GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M.,March 12, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 20,IN BLOCK 65,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, 1050Legals 1000 Announcements KNOW?rf ntbtffb nnntttbf ntfnftftbtb nbntft tttfbtf fntttt tttbttt fbt tttr fntbt trfn fntbnb tft

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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.13000485GCAXMX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE A SSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER KELLEY A KA CHRISTOPHER C.KELLEY; LAURIE KELLEY AKA LAURIE A. KELLEY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CORINTHIAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA SOUTHBANC MORTGAGE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 7, 2014,and entered in Case No. 13000485GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER KELLEY AKA CHRISTOPHER C.KELLEY; LAURIE KELLEY AKA LAURIE A. KELLEY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.AS NOMINEE FOR CORINTHIAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA SOUTHBANC MORTGAGE; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, A T 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 12th IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2013-000376-CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY IN ITS CAPACITY A S INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE NOTE HOLDERS OF AAMES MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2005-2, A DELAWARE STATUTORY TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. MISAEL MORALES; ANGELA MORALES; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 7, 2014,and entered in Case No. 2013-000376-CA,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY IN ITS CAPACITY AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE NOTE HOLDERS OF AAMES MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2005-2,A DELAWARE STATUTORY TRUST,is Plaintiff and MISAEL MORALES; A NGELA MORALES; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE A VENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 12th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment,to wit: THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF LOT 4,BLOCK 3,LESS THE EAST 88 FEET OF THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF LOT 4,BLOCK 3 AND THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF THE NORTH 180 FEET OF LOT 4,BLOCK 3,LESS THE EAST 3 FEET OF THE SOUTH 45 FEET OF LOT 4,BLOCK 3,AND THE SOUTH 90 FEET OF LOT 5, BLOCK 3,AND THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE NORTH 110 FEET OF LOT 5,BLOCK 3, TOWN OF AVON PARK IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,AS RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court A dministrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 13-01142 RCS February 19,26,2014 THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 126.67 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST A LONG THE SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 97.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 7533 VALENCIA ROAD,SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 5,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F12013611 NATIONSTAR-CONV-kpeterson-Team 4 F12013611 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities A ct,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & A ssociates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. February 12,19,2014 1050LegalsDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.newssun.co m HAVE 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 1100AnnouncementsNOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Meredith Dunbar & Latanya Wright that on 02/24/2014 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave.Sebring, FL 33870.The personal property in Unit #45 of Meredith Dunbar & Latanya Wright will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S. 83.806(4). February 12,19,2014 1050Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.83:801-809.Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M.ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2014,at Highlands Self Storage Inc.7825 S.Georage Blvd.Sebring, FL 33872.All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted.Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNITS TO BE SOLD #19 & 77 February 12,19,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-541 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF MILDRED E.PERALTA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MILDRED E.PERALTA,deceased,whose date of death was September 28,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce A venue,Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 12,2014. Personal Representative: Tracie L.Wilson P.O.Box 44 Leicester,North Carolina 28748 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. A ttorney for Tracie L.Wilson Florida Bar Number:21297 STONE LAW GROUP,P.L. 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863)402-5424 Fax:(863)402-5425 E-Mail:charlotte@stonelawgroupfl.com Secondary E-Mail: kelly@stonelawgroupfl.com February 12,19,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2009-CA-001943 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P., Plaintiff, vs. RICKY A.BENNETT; KATHLEEN BENNETT; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED A S A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); 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 6th day of February,2014,and entered in Case No.28-2009-CA-001943,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P.is the Plaintiff and RICKY A.BENNETT,KATHLEEN BENNETT,MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED A S A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK N.A.; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants.The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,11:00 AM on the 10th day of March, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 19A COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING PHASE 2,SECTION 1,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,PAGE 7,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 6th day of February,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp 09-62154 February 19,26,2014 day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9,BLOCK 30,SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION TWO,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 34,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of January,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court A dministrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 13-02260 LBPS February 19,26,2014 1050Legals KNOW?r fnrrtf bftr nrrtn rn rn rrrr rbfb bb bbrr nr bftbb rbnnn nnr trrr ttrt rttrb ttrr tr rtbtt rrtrb brtb brbn nn rffrn rfrtbTOWN OF LAKE PLACID NOTICE RESCHEDULING the TOWN OF LAKE PLACID REGULAR WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD MEETING The Town of Lake Placid Watershed Advisory Board regular meeeting scheduled for Wednesday February 19,2014,8:30am has been rescheduled and will be held on Friday February 21,2014 at 6:00 PM in Town Hall, 311 West Interlake Blvd.,Lake Placid,Florida 33852. One or more members of the Town Council and County Commissioners may be present. 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 19,2014

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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 FORD ASTRO1989. Runs good. Perfect for work truck. $700. Call 863-699-9429 or 863-243-4019 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationWEIDER 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 & Garden SEBRING THUR.Sat. Fairmont Estates 3232 New York Ave. Plants, clothes. Something For Everyone! SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSALE! Fri. Sat. Corner of Lark & 404 N. Heron. Lots of clothes, books, puzzles, household goods & misc. Everything priced to sell. Please park on Lark, no parking on Heron. SEBRING MULTI-FAMILYSALE! Sat. 8 12. 4310 Sturgeon Dr. SEBRING LARGEMULTI FAMILY 1530 Vickie Dr., Fri & Sat., Feb.21 & 22, 8am4pm. Craft supplies, Books, Fabric, Clothes inc. + size, Lots of men's stuff, Sm. appli. Something For Everyone! SEBRING GARDENSRV PARK 1920 Brunns Rd. off Hammock Rd. Annual Yard & Bake Sale, Friday Feb. 21, 8-12 at Clubhouse & Other locations in park. Misc.Household items & Much More! Coffee/Donuts Hot dogs / Sloppy-Joe's / Drinks. Homemade Baked Goods 4 sale! SEBRING FRANCISI MHP Annual Rummage Sale! Huge Yard Sale being held inside & outside, of f Clubhouse at 29 Mimi St. & Sebring Dr. (behind Walgreens South) Furn., household goods, clothing etc. Items too numerous to mention. Something for Everyone! Fri. Feb. 21st 8 12. SEBRING CHURCHYARD SALE Saturday, February 22nd. 7:00 am 12:30 pm Emmanuel United Church of Christ 1.8 miles west of US 27 On Hammock Road A Bargain Bonanza! Donuts, Coffee, Sodas, Hot Dogs. Information call 863-471-1999 SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY Fri. & Sat. Feb. 21 & 22, 8am-2pm, 109 Karola Dr. (off Parkway). Furniture, linens, clothes, dishes, Christmas, collectibles. LAKE PLACIDSat. Feb. 22, 3005 Beech St., Leisure Lakes. Pressure washer, 9hp generator, 20' fiberglass extension ladder, air compressor, grills charcoal, propane, electric; hand tools, household. 7320Garage &Yard SalesAVON PARKMoving Sale! Fri & Sat, Feb. 21 & 22, 8am 2pm. 71 E Thomas St. Too Much To List!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. 16TH ANNUAL SPRING Garage Sale TANGLEWOOD RV RESORTSatur day February 22nd. 2014 Doors open 8 a.m 11 a.m. 125+ Family tables of tools, household, furniture, books, golfing, fishing, camping, clothing, decorations, dishes, crafts & sporting goods. Sale held indoors & in front of the Main Hall. Coffee & Donuts available. Tanglewood Resort 1/2 mile N. of Wal-Mart on US 27. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LOVESEAT /BEIGEEarth Tone Stripe, Upholstered w/2 Extra Pillows. ONLY $35 OBO (not a sleeper) Cash Only! 863-471-2502 DINETTE SETBlond w/4 chairs. Excel. cond. Call 863-253-1667 BIFOLD DOORS2, 75" long. 2 Bifold doors 66" long. 3 passage doors 30" wide. $15. the lot. 863-453-3104 BEIGE RECLINER$50. Great shape. Call 863-253-1667 7310Bargain Buys PEDESTAL TABLELt wood, w/ 2 chairs $200 / 2 Bars Stools, Dk wood 28" $40 / Computer Desk $35 / High Chair $30 / Pack N Play $35 / Tricycle $15. Call 863-453-3398 GREAT 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 2/1.5,garage, study room, new kitchen, tile floors, & basic appliances. CHA. $650/mo. 863-873-6099. 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 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 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-WIDE28 x 40. 2/2. Well maintained. Open floor plan, w/vaulted ceiling. Heated pool, & other amenities. Oakridge MHP. $12,900. 863-471-6516 LAKE FRONT,Beach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board, 55+. 2/1, new appliances, laminate floors, sun room. Beautiful. Dinner Lake MHP. $12,500. 813-965-3092 LAKE FRONT,Beach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board. Dinner Lake MHP, 55+. 2/1, Completely remodeled w/furniture, sun room. Beautiful Lake View. $12,500. Call 813-965-3092 5050Mobile HomesFor 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 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 RESTAURANT TAKING APPLICATIONS for Servers, Cooks, Dishwashers & Janitorial. Apply @ Springlake Golf Resort MonSat. 8 5pm. Call 863-655-6215 For Directions Only 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. LOOKING FORLPN P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. Wehave a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online atwww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/floridaQuestions call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa 2100Help Wanted GREAT SOUTHERNFarms 55 Temporary workers needed in Richton, MS from approximately March 17, 2014 September 28, 2014. Following Supervisors instructions the worker may inspect field irrigation systems, dig up and replace damaged pipes, valves, water jets, sprinklers, etc. using shovels, wrenches, etc. Repair farm fences and farm buildings by mending or replacing wire, replacing damaged posts by removing, digging a hole and putting in new post using hammers, wire stretchers, paint, brushes, etc. Prune blueberry bushes by hand using pruning shears and loppers. Remove debris from fields using hoes, shovels, baskets, etc. Load mulch on trailer and move to fields, unload and spread mulch around plants as needed. Inspect the field to maintain a 3 to 5 foot weed free strip between rows by removing weeds, grass, etc using a hoe or pulling by hand. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilizers and applying pesticides. Harvest by use of mechanical equipment, load and transport blueberries to processing shed. Inspect bushes for damage, disease or insect infestation and remove or replace as directed by farm manager. Clean, adjust and repair machinery and implements, oiling moving parts and replacing damaged parts. Work outside in hot, cold and damp weather; stand for long periods of time. Some heavy lifting (30lbs) Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions; blueberries are perishable and must be picked and packed within a limited time of harvest. Must be physically able because job will require considerable use of arms, legs and moving whole body, lifting, balancing, stooping, bending stooping and kneeling 80% of the time. Workers should expect occasional periods of little/no work because of weather/crop/other conditions beyond the employers control. Proper work attire is required. Worker must wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, no shorts, hard sole shoes, preferably boots, no tennis shoes. Workers performing General Farm Labor will be paid the highest of $9.87 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 601-584-1202, AL 256-259-1835, LA 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672, using job order # MS90149. 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 ARNP Needed for Local Sebring Hospital Please send resume to s.dyal@achhospitalist.com 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 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. A pply in person at Royal Care of A von Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., A von Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Independent Contractor wanted for FREE and established Mission Foods Direct Store Delivery (DSD) route in Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid areas. Product consists of tortillas and chips. Growth opportunity exists for qualified candidates with GOOD credit. If interested, please contact Robert Chencinski at (863) 640-3249 for more information. A /C INSTALLERw/at least 2yrs. experience. Electrician w/at least 3 yrs.+. Journeymen preferred. Pay negotiable. Bring resume to: Air & Electrical Services 4715 US HWY. 27S. Sebring HAIRSTYLISTS. YOUdon't need to pay outrageous booth rent to work in a beautiful salon. Great Location. Call Lois at 863-385-2728 or 863-414-6903 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment rf CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00036003 SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X2 AD #00035971 SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD #00035900PALMS OF SEBRING 1X3 AD # 00035985 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035576 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035577HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 3X4 AD # 00036045 HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 3X4 AD # 00036062

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