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The news-sun
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Canned fruits and vegetables can be used to make good meals that are good for you, too DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Lady Streaks sweep Heartland InvitationalA8B1Honors awarded at Military Ball A2 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, February 26-27, 2014 VOL. 95 NO. 22 Fog in the AM, then increasing clouds High 79 Low 60 Details on A12Chefs Corner .......... B3 Classieds .............. B8 Clubs ....................... B5 Dear Abby ................ B2 Friends & Neighbors B7 Obituaries .............. A7 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING A home invasion Tuesday morning at Fountainhead Condominiums left Sebring Police Department, assisted by Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce, in search of a suspect following the early morn ing incident. SPDs Commander Steve Carr said the incident happened at 6:34 a.m. The home invasion involved a female victim. There were no inju ries. The suspect was a male and he did have a weapon. He ed from the scene and the K-9 unit initiated a track, said Carr. The SPD and HCSOs track ended at Waters Edge Apartments across from the Southgate Publix where SPD questioned neighbors and briey took one man into custody before releasing him without mak ing an arrest. They terminated the search without locating a suspect, Carr said Tuesday afternoon. The suspect is described as a white male with a stocky build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was shirtless, unshaven and wore blue jeans. Anyone with any information regarding the suspects whereabouts or any information that may aid in the investigation may contact Carr at the SPD at 471-5108.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha. gholar@newssun.com or 385-6155 ext: 526.Sebring police seeking home invasion suspect Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Sebring Police Department with assistance from the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce question a potential suspect Tuesday at Waters Edge Apartments in Sebring. The suspect was released due to a lack of evidence.Manhunt turns up empty after early morning incident at Fountainhead Condominiums in Sebring BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Council members had very little discussion Monday night before approving lawsuit protection for City Manager Julian Deleon as an amendment to his upcoming contract renewal. Deleons contract is set to end Sept. 12, he said. Another part of the amendment was to extend his contract not for three more years, but for ve. The measure passed 4-1, with Councilman Garrett Anderson dissenting. Anderson may face pay ing the legal fees on an ethics complaint he led against Deleon, which was later dismissed. Anderson alleged that Deleon had used his position to investigate his business for possible code violations, and that it was retaliation for voting against granting Deleon a time extension to sell his house in Lake Placid and move to Avon Park as required by the city charter. An investigation by the Florida Commission on Ethics dismissed the complaint in September 2013 under the statement that Anderson presented no probable cause to prove Deleon had done what he claimed.Deleon gets lawsuit fee protectionCouncilman pushes for increase in pay BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Highlands County Community Programs/Administrative Project Manager Chris Benson said Tuesday that only two letters of interest about turning an abandoned clay pit and BMX track north of Avon Park into a shooting range were submitted to the county after being solicited earlier this month. The rst came from Boom Booms LLC, doing business as AimRight Indoor Shooting Range & Tactical Training Center. The company offered to put up a handgun range, rie and shotgun ranges as well as archery facilities. The proposal also offered supervised instruction and gun safety courses. A similar proposal was submitted by the Heartland Gun Club. They also proposed a shooting and archery range, offering their members as qualied instructors. Both applicants indicated they have petitions. Boom Booms also indi cated they have a binder in place with a National Rie Association-afliated insurance company for the site.Two groups show interest in proposed shooting range in AP Katara Simmons/News-SunBoom Booms Owner Steve Marabel (from left), Action Target Range Design Associate Jeremy Hebdon and Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Director Vicki Pontius meet Tuesday to discuss the possibility of opening a shooting range at the old BMX track in Avon Park. SEE DELEON | A6 SEE SHOOTING | A7 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING North Carolina artist Adam Walls stood back and admired his one-of-a-kind sculpture Father and Son Monday morning after Sebring Public Works employees unloaded the life-size toy tank onto a concrete slab in Rotary Park at the foot of the City Pier. So much of my art now symbolizes my hope to start a family one day soon, Walls said as he looked on while Polk Museum of the Arts Curator Adam Justice bolted the white, Sculpture installed at Rotary Park Samantha Gholar/News SunArtist Adam Walls puts a few nishing touches on his Father and Son sculpture Monday morning at Rotary Park. The piece is part of a year long outdoor sculpture exhibition hosted by Polk Museum of Art. Walls piece will be on display at Rotary Park for one year. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK In a reversal of recommendations from a of Southside citizens task force, the City Council voted to handle stormwater with a retention pond and not under ground piping. Mayor Sharon Schuler said she was confused why the Citizens Advisory Task Force for a Community Development Block Grant application would choose to allocate $140,000 more on drainage by piping stormwater from Delaney Avenue two City sinks Southside drainage plans SEE SCULPTURE | A5SEE CITY | A5

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 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 1927LOTTERYL OTTOSaturday, Feb. 22 4-5-14-33-39-46 X-3 Todays Jackpot: $14 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, Feb. 22 2-3-13-14-54 PB-4 X-5 Saturdays Jackpot: $50 millionMEGA M ONEYTuesday, Feb. 25 8-19-20-22 PB-22 Tuesdays Jackpot: $500,000MEGA M ILLION SFriday, Feb. 21 23-29-32-45-46 PB-15 X-5 Next Jackpot: $195 million CAS H 3 Saturday, Feb. 22 Day: 0-1-0 Night: 3-0-5 Sunday, Feb. 23 Day: 4-6-0 Night: 2-3-0 Monday, Feb. 24 Day: 6-5-5 Night: 5-8-3 P LAY 4Saturday, Feb. 22 Day: 2-5-5-7 Night: 1-1-9-1 Sunday, Feb. 23 Day: 3-0-0-7 Night: 5-2-5-5 Monday, Feb. 24 Day: 6-6-4-4 Night: 9-4-3-0 F ANTA SY 5 Saturday, Feb. 22 5-18-22-25-33 Sunday, Feb. 23 13-15-23-27-35 Monday, Feb. 24 8-19-25-26-31NRAC meets todaySEBRING The Natural Resources Advisory Commission will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. today at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center (Conference Room 3), 4509 George Blvd.Iowa residents gathering todaySEBRING The annual gathering of Iowa residents present and past will be held today at Homers Restaurant. Registration and fellow ship will be at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and fellowship at 1:30 p.m. Call 735-0038.Square dance set T hursdayLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders will be hosting a square dance on Thursday with Larry Chatos cueing early rounds starting at 7 p.m. and Mike Doughty calling tips starting at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and visitors are al ways welcome. Square dance attire is optional. The Mardi Gras-themed dance will be held at Sunshine RV Resort located on State Road 70, 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27, south of Lake Placid.Identity theft seminar plannedLAKE PLACID Theresa Ronnebaum from the Ofce of the Attorney General in Orlando will give a free seminar Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft at 2 p.m. Thursday at Southern Lifestyle ALF, 1297 US 27 North. Ronnebaum is a Victim Services Program Specialist with the Division of Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs in the Florida Ofce of the Attorney General, spe cializing in the area of Identity Theft. This seminar is hosted by Lake Placid Health Care, Southern Lifestyle ALF and Lake Placid Noon Rotary. Refreshments will be served. Call 465-0568.Leitzel to speak to DemocratsSEBRING The speaker at the Monday meeting of the Highlands County Democratic Party is Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, president of SFSC. Meetings are held the rst Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at party headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, beside Ruby Tuesday. The public is welcome to attend.Gospel music at HomersSEBRING So Loved, featuring Bill and Judy Williams, will be singing southern gos pel music at Homers Smorgasbord, 1000 Sebring Square, at 6 p.m. on Friday. A love offering will be taken.Free financial seminar setSEBRING Travis Hill, Edward Jones nan cial advisor in Sebring, is hosting a free 35-minute educational seminar to discuss timely market topics and potential solutions to help investors stay on track toward their nancial goals. The seminar will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Sebring Public Library, 319 W Center Ave.Womans Club sponsors Dessert Card PartySEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebrings dessert card and board game party will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Gamers may bring a lunch, but des sert and beverages will be provided as part of the $3 admission. The winner at each table will receive a monetary prize. The general public, both men and women, are encouraged to join the fun. Call Marjorie Blanda at 402-0654 or Bobbie Harrell at 4710904 to reserve a table.SNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EW S CorrectionIn a story on page A7 Friday, the trainer of the mustang Desert Rose was misidentied. S uzanne Parks from Bit of Hope Ranch trained the horse while W olfes Born to Ride is her owner. Special to the News-SunSEBRING More than 75 Sebring High School International Baccalaureate (IB) students will invade the Highlands Art League (HAL) on Satur day to host the communitys rst organized care mob. Like groups that organize a ash mob to promote awareness of an issue or a cash mob - as these students did last year to promote Mae Lees Deli the goal of the care mob is to promote community caring, awareness of HAL and the impor tance of art and culture in our local community. The students will spend the day cleaning, painting and landscaping HALs Art Village. Some supplies, such as a portion of the paint and mulch needed, as well as new irrigation and preparatory labor, have been donated by Marm er Construction, Edgewood Landscape, Scosta Supply/Porter Paints and Palmer Ace Hardware. The students are still in need of: Additional paint and mulch Painting supplies (brushes, drop cloths, painters tape, paint pans, rollers) Yard tools (rakes, shov els, wheelbarrows, buckets) Financial donations for supplies Anyone interested in supporting these students with their care mob and helping to clean up the Highlands Art League, please call the HAL ofce at 385-5312, email Info@ HighlandsArtLeague.org or drop off your donation at HAL no later than noon Friday at 1989 Lakeview Drive in downtown Se brings Cultural Center.Student care mob invades HAL March 1 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bud Wallen, local representative for ESGR and Lake Placid Elks representative to the Veterans Coun cil, was named the Veteran of the Year during the eighth annual Highlands County Military Ball held Saturday at the Island View Restaurant. Unable to be pres ent to receive his award, Wallen will be presented the award at the next Veteran Council meeting on March 18. Wallen has served for several years on the ESGR (Employer Sup port of the Guard and Reserve), encouraging the employers to honor their Guard or Reservists with a position when they return should they be called up for active duty. Wallen has been a speaker at many of the local businesses and or ganizations, paving the way for these veterans to keep their job when they return. Kathy Rapp, coming from a huge military family, is an avid supporter of the veterans. She and her committee of Republican Women Network have worked several years in a row, to raise money for the Veterans Assistance Fund and holding a Salute to Veterans program at the Sebring Elks. She has helped raise more than $17,000 for the veterans served by the Veterans Assistance Fund. Rapp was also the recipient of the 2013 Non-Veteran of the Year Award, present ed at last years Military Ball. The Unit of the Year award goes to Bruce E. Simpson AmVets Post 21 and their Ladies Auxiliary. The AmVets Ladies Auxiliary adopted a family last year, seeing to each holiday and birthday during the year, as well as Mothers Day. They also adopted several families for Thanksgiving and Christmas, ensuring there are meals for the holidays. Among the busiest of the veteran organizations, the AmVets hold a function almost every day, including card games, darts, corn-hole games, line dancing, karaoke, and Monday Madness. Most of the proceeds from these events go to assist other veterans from Highlands County. Accepting the award was Joan Mix, representative for the Womens Auxilia ry, and Jo Adamson, representative for AmVets. The Military Ball began with an opening ceremony by Rick Ingler. Jack Richie, an Army veteran, explained the symbolic elements of the POW/MIA table. The Blessing of the Meal was provided by Barry Fos ter, with WWOJ, a huge supporter of local veterans Billy Jewett, USMC China Marine, presid ed over the ceremonial toasts and the military cake cutting ceremony. Jewett was assisted by Elizabeth Waddell, USN CPO, (Ret). After the cake was sliced, the oldest veteran present. Robert Pye, 93, was pre sented his slice of cake by Waddell. Jewett sliced another piece of cake, handing it to Pye, who in turn served it to the youngest veteran present, Yolanda Cantu, representing the passing of knowledge from the older generation to the younger. The entertainment for the evening was Bob Weed, a local DJ provid ing music and entertain ment for the evening. There were more than 180 people in attendance, and 13 corporate sponsors helped support the Military Ball. All proceeds from the event will be added to the Veterans Assistance Fund for the Veterans Council of Highlands County, Inc. The Veteran Assis tance Fund The proceeds are set aside for veterans from Highlands County, who are full-time residents, having resided in the county for at least one year, and have found themselves in a nancial crisis. This is a one-time grant, up to $350. Wallen receives top honors at Military Ball Courtesy photoRick Ingler presents a plaque to Kathy Rapp for her work in raising money for the Veterans Assistance Fund and holding a Salute to Veterans program at the Sebring Elks. Courtesy photoElizabeth Waddell, USN CPO (Ret) assists Billy Jewett, USMC China Marine with the military cake cutting ceremony. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK SFSC art students, veterans, community leaders and residents unveiled an ar tistic tribute to Highlands County veterans at the Avon Park Housing Authority (APHA) Veterans Veranda dedication on Feb. 20. Cathy Futral, chair of the SFSC Art Department, helped design the mural that is now displayed permanently behind the APHAs Delaney Heights Communi ty Center. The SFSC art students who volunteered their time paint ing the project were Liz Carroll, Molly Haney, Alexandra Ibanez, Omar Montelongo, Casey Mullins, Kristina Mullins, Steve Mullins, and Ashley Sims. The mural stands as an acknowledgment of what generations of American veterans have done for our country, said Futral. Were acknowledging their presence in the community and creating something for their families and community members to be proud of and reminded of each day. It was a privilege to be a part of this profound experience, said Carroll, an SFSC student major ing in ne arts. Being from the Vietnam era, I was emotionally involved in those wars. Quite a few of my friends have died serv ing our country or have been affected emotionally or physically as a result. Its important for us to honor and take care of those who have given their lives in order for us to be free. The new painting salutes those who served our country in the past and present. The mu ral reads, Freedom is not free. Without your sacrice, the cause would be lost. But you carried onward, no matter the cost. The mural was inspired by the Fallen Soldier Battle Cross (a helmet, rie, set of dog tags, and a pair of boots) and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. We appreciate the colleges generosity for painting this beautiful mural with a purpose of recognizing the value of our veterans and their service to our country, said Larry Shoeman, executive director of the APHA.SFSC students paint mural at AP Housing Authoritys Veterans Veranda Courtesy photo/Students from South Florida State College worked with the Avon Park Housing Authority to create a mural that honors Highlands County veterans. Pictured left to right: Steve Mullins, Casey Mullins, Alexandra Ibanez, Kristina Mullins, Omar Montelongo and Cathy Futral. Associated PressMIAMI The U.S. government has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn a nationwide ban on four giant snake species. Attorneys for Interi or Secretary Sally Jewell and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the United States Association of Reptile Keepers has not sufciently explained why importing the snakes into the U.S. or transporting them across state lines was vital to research and conservation activities among its members. In a motion Friday in federal court in Wash ington, D.C., the government dismissed the associations claims that snake sales funded those activities. Not only are these interests entirely economic, they are also totally unrelated to the environment: they involve the breeding and selling of captive snakes as part of the pet industry, the motion states. The North Carolinabased association says the ban has cost reptile breeders, handlers, hobbyists and vendors tens of millions of dollars. Feds ask court to dismiss snake suit M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS When it comes to elections the NewsSun is all about getting electors to the polls, armed with useful infor mation. This is why we support the propos al to change Sebrings city election from the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in March, to the second Tuesday in No vember. In fact, we think all of Highlands Countys elections should be held in No vember. We agree with other proponents that combining the city and national elec tions will bring more voters to the polls because they are already paying atten tion to the issues and candidates. After the dismal turnout in Sebrings last city election, anything that gets peo ple to the polls is a good idea. Opponents of changing the date wor ry that candidates for city council will be lost among the large number of people running for state and federal ofces in a general election. Electoral ballots can be come complicated, crowded, confusing and long. In national elections, candi dates are listed by the level of the desired ofce. Municipal candidates are typically pushed down near the bottom of the bal lot where they can be overlooked. The citys election date is established by its charter, but the city council may change it. The council may not change structural elements of the charter, like the term of an elected ofce, without a binding referendum amending the city charter. In fact, Sebring has shifted the date of its municipal election over the years. Elections were held in December before being moved to the current date. Municipalities pay for and run their own elections. This means the city qual ies the candidates. The countys Elec tion Supervisor administers the election. That means the supervisor is responsi ble for creating the ballot, providing poll workers and voting machines, counting absentee ballots, providing a canvassing board. Election Supervisor Penny Ogg told the News-Sun cities save a little money by holding their elections in November be cause they dont have to pay for ballots which the county has to buy anyway or pay for poll watchers, who are already in place. The amount saved, however, is small. No one we have spoken to considers sav ing money to be the deciding factor.The primary issue is the best way to get peo ple to vote. We think the bigger the crowd and the greater the discussion the higher voter turnout will be.Elections should be held in NovemberOUR VIEWThank you Duke Energy not!How lucky can we get? We should sing our praises from the roof tops! We now have the honor of having our electricity supplied by Duke Energy. How many had sticker shock when they opened their electric bill this month? All of us! When Duke took over from Progress Energy I knew we would be in for an increase in our rate, I just didnt expect this much. Our electricity is still sup plied by the same generators, the same distribution system, the same overhead wires, the same meters, most of the same employ ees and the same vehicles but with a different logo. The only difference is the increase in the price we have to pay for the electricity we were getting from Progress Energy. Energy charge The rst 1000 Kilowatt Hour up $.216 Above 1000 KWH up $.343 Fuel chargeThe rst 1000 KWH up $.684 Above 1000 KWH up $.684 Plus they added one ex tra week to this billing cy cle that pushed many of us over the minimum usage. My own bill for February 2012 was $98.84, then $103.25 in 2013 this month it went to a whopping $220.58! I dont remember the snow and ice storms, do you? The effect on the local economy will be devas tating. Every business will have to increase their prices to cover this additional expense as will every home owner. They too will have to tighten the money belt, cut back on luxury items, entertainment, clothes, dining out all because Duke wants to get back the money it spent to buy progress. Where was the Florida Public Service Commission? Are they not supposed to protect the citizens of Florida from excessive costs? The Florida Public Service Commission regulates investor-owned electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater utilities. The Florida Public Service Commission consists of ve members appointed by the Governor and con rmed by the Senate. So we now know that we can thank our Republican governor for the increase in rates. How did Duke justify this increase to the commis sion? Did they promise to upgrade the existing pow er plants? Dont hold your breath waiting. Im from New York City and I can remember a cer tain ethnic group that would lend you money at 100 percent daily interest. Is it possible they now own Duke Energy?SANDY OLEE S KYSebringCan the sheep stop hearing and following the Shepherd?I read with interest the response of Gerald Webber to Kevins Komments. Webber should have quoted John 10:27 before he quoted verses 28 and 29! Who is the they? My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me. The hear and follow in dicate continuous action. Can the sheep stop hear ing and following the Shepherd? The same principle is true in John 5:24. Jesus indeed does teach security but not unconditional security as taught in Calvinism. It does not take the wisdom of Solomon or a PhD to know if there are hun dreds of warnings of apostasy, falling away is possible. You cannot fall away from something you never possessed or leave a place or position you have never been!FRANK PARKERSebringTanglewood residents raise $65,100 for cancer researchSeventeen events were held as part of this years fundraising efforts by the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet. On Feb. 18, a Benet Bash sponsored by Drs. Thakkar, Patel and Avalos, Florida Hospital Heart land Division and Hometown America was held in the Tanglewood clubhouse. This event brought the years total raised to $65,100. More than $495,000 has been donated for cancer research during the benets 15-year history. Major prizes were donated by Alan J. Holmes of Edward Jones, Hometown America, Drs. Thakkar, Patel and Avalos, Florida Hospital, Gary and Gerry Humphrey and Sevigny Associates Eye Care. Door prizes were contributed by: Almighty Ink, Beef OBradys, Big T Tire, Blue Lagoon Saloon, Bob Evans Restaurant, Chilis, Codys Roadhouse, Dots Restaurant, Dutchers Diner, Evolutions of Beauty, Fairmount Cafe, Finishing Touch Hair, Flames Water side Restaurant and Bar, Gyro Plus, Halos Hair Designs (Lois Brown), Heartland Granary, Hibachi Buffet, Highlands Today, Homers Original Smorgasbord, Lake Placid Health Care Center, Lakeshore 8 Theaters, Malibu Tan, Mill ers Central Air, Mobility Express, Morguard Investments (Ontario), Olive Gar den, Outback Steakhouse, Papa Johns Pizza, Pizza nos, Red Lobster, Sebring Square Barber Shop, Spring Lake Golf Resort, Thai House, Todays Creations (Jodi and Annette), Turner Furniture and Wells Motor Company. Special thanks is extend ed to Bob Weed, Positive Medical Tansport, Boner Outtters, the Tanglewood residents who donated prizes and the multitude of volunteers who made each of this years events suc cessful. Tanglewood is indebted to the News-Sun for the excellent coverage of this years Cancer Benet events.TANGLEW OO D RESIDEN TS CAN C ER BENE FITSebring Courtesy photoThe Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet drive made a sizable donation $65,100 after this years event came to a close last week. Present for the check passing are (standing from left) Gary JnPierre (Hometown America), Lee Ann Hinskey (ACS Relay for Life Specialist), Jean Lund (ACS Highland Unit Chair), Leesa Skipper (Newsom Eye), Debbie Rogers (Hometown America), Cathy Albritton (Florida Hospital), Doug Gentry (Bill Jarrett Ford), William Allbritton (Heartland National Bank), Nita Ball (Heartland National Bank), Wini Quesenbury (Heartland National Bank), Alan Holmes (Edward Jones); (seated from left) Tom Stadler, coordinator of ticket sales; Larry Conrad, Benet treasurer; Judy Weyrauch, coordinator of food; Cindy Gallenberger, lasagna dinner coordinator; Terry Athorn, chair of the Ride for the Cure; and Shirley Kabet, chair of A Walk in the Park.Y OUR VIEW S LE TT ER S TO T HE EDI TO RShoulde be 250 words or less and must contain the writ ers full name, address and telephone number for verication. We reserve the right to edit or reject let ters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publi cation. Only two letters and one guest column per month per writer will be accepted. Send letters to:E MAILeditor@newssun.comMAILLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 blue and orange fabricated steel tank to the slab. Walls, newly engaged, said that his work has always been inspired by something nearly every person at every age can relate to cartoons. All the cartoons I loved as a kid, thats where my inspiration has always come from, just like this, Walls said pausing then pulling out an old G.I. Joe wallet from his back pock et. Now I nd that its more for the kids I hope to have one day. Father and Son stands nearly 5 feet tall and is hand-painted by walls. The main piece, the big tank, was nished just af ter Walls completion of graduate school eight years ago. I knew then I didnt want to leave it like that. I didnt want this piece to be alone, Walls said. So he added a tiny ver sion of the big tanks that now sits on its shoulder. The smaller tank, the son, was completed and installed last summer. I added the smaller piece not quite a year ago, so it is very new. It com pletes it, Walls said. Father and Son was an idea Walls dreamed up years ago while at an art exhibit in Minnesota. Dur ing a break for weather, Walls decided to go catch a lm to kill time. The lm just happened to turn out to be a huge favorite for children and adults. I went to see Find ing Nemo. You know how the clown sh are orange, black and white? Something just struck me with those colors and how the sh are camouaged in a coral reef. I decided I waned to make a series of pieces with colorful camouage from cartoon type inspiration, Walls said. The piece may have been sparked by a Disney movie and Walls love of cartoons, but Father and Son holds a personal val ue just as much as any thing else. I have no military background, but the piece reminds me of my dad and I. We are both big, thick guys. Were both kind of built like tanks, said Walls. Walls said that Father and Son is one of his fa vorite pieces of the nearly 50 sculptures he has created over the past 15 years. Justice admired the piece after it had been bolted and was happy with the end result. Pieces like these are important. Outdoor art is needed, it energizes the place, anyplace. Im glad we got it here it looks great, Justice said. Justice is one of three Polk employees who helps select pieces and in stalls them throughout Polk County. Justice was thrilled when Highlands County jumped on board with the year-long outdoor sculpture exhibition. I was pleasantly sur prised, Justice said. We were looking to expand the exhibition fur ther throughout Polk any way; this just worked out great. Walls added a few touches of fresh white paint to his sculpture before he and anc Christina Stone loaded up their truck and headed back to Polk County to pick up a second piece for installation in one of the other participating cities. Its important for me to build things kids can engage with. I used to make things specically for kids to climb on and play on. It doesnt really bother me that much, Walls said. I know there is a liability issue that adults and cities worry about, but someone could just as easily get hurt on a park bench out here. That doesnt mean we should stop putting them out. I want my art to be seen and for it to be admired. Thats why I make it. Father and Son will be on display at Rotary Park behind Jack Stroup Civic Center on Lake Jackson for the next year. Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Executive Director Robin Hinote, CRA board member Mark Gose, and members Gene Brenner and Casey Wohl chose Father and Son and the other sculptures that the city will be receiving. The City of Sebring will receive its second of the ve outdoor sculptures on Tuesday, March 4.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. Samantha Gholar/News SunFather and Son, a fabricated steel toy tank sculpture, is bolted down by Polk Museum of the Arts curator Adam Justice Monday morning in Rotary Park. Father and Son, created by artist Adam Walls, is the rst of ve sculptures that will be placed in Sebring for a year. SCULPTURE FROM PA GE A1or more blocks to an existing retention pond versus putting the pond in a cityowned lot near where the water collects. I realize some of the task force have land around the lot, Schul er said. I hope they know they can get more light(ing). Avon Park City Council members agreed, and voted 4-0 in favor of the retention pond plan, as well as allocating $125,000 of funds from the Southside Community Redevelopment Agency District as a local match for the $750,000 state grant. Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles abstained because she owns property in the area to be redeveloped: Delaney Avenue from East Green Street to Fred Con ner Street and Hal McRae Boulevard from Verona Avenue to South Carolina Avenue. The Task Force had originally recommended that contract engineer Carl Cool design a plan for stormwater drains at a low point in Delaney Avenue, just north of Hal McRae Boulevard, and bury pipe to carry water to a reten tion pond on former railroad property off South Atlantic Avenue. Southside residents had said they didnt want a retention pond on a low spot along Delaney Avenue between East Green Street and Hal McRae Boulevard, calling it ugly and worrying it would stie commercial development. They preferred to have the city-owned lot be made into a pedestrian park. Cool said told the City Council that the Task Force held a spirited meeting: Nobody held ideas back. Right now, he said, a culvert under the road sends stormwater onto private property, which must be corrected. The re tention pond on the old railroad bed never lls up, he said, but getting water there would require burying 8-inch reinforced concrete pipe 9 feet under Delaney Avenue for the entire route, crossing and digging up Hal McRae Boulevard. He didnt recommend that, given the sandy soil of the area, because it would mean digging out the entire street and dis turbing water and sewer mains and telecommunication lines. When you dig deep holes in an urban area, all sorts of things can fall in with you, Cool said. He said that he could design a retention pond that would be attractive and only 3-4 feet deep, with a gentle slope and a 6-foot-tall chain link fence for safety. He said he could position it away from any adjacent build ings. Resident Patricia Johnson said the retention pond sounded like the most feasible solution. Councilman Terry Heston asked if retention pond fences are always chain link, and Cool said thats the norm. Councilman Garrett Anderson also asked about landscaping the pond. Schuler said that by saving $140,000, the city could do a nicer fence. Id rather not waste for something we dont need, she said. The city could take ei ther direction, as long as they decided that night, Cool said: He must have plans to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity by March 12. Task Force member Gerald Snell told the City Council that although he voted in favor of the piping recommendation, he had reconsidered his decision after visiting and inspecting the low area on Delaney. CITY FROM PA GE A1 M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com Classied ads get results! Call 314-9876In his proposal for the contract amendment, Deleon cited a $12,000 legal cost for the ethics complaint as well as four other lawsuits two from for mer city employees that are still pending and said his salary would not cover such expenses. The clause now included in his contract asks the city to provide an attorney for any le gal actions against him based on allegations related to per formance of his duties, particularly if the citys insurance company doesnt provide an attorney. When asked Monday why he couldnt represent Deleon, City Attorney Ger ald Buhr said it could be a conict of interest, since Buhr represents the Avon Park City Council, and not staff. If the case involved a conict between Deleon and the city, Buhr said he would be the citys attorney. The proposed contract amendment also would have Deleon reimburse legal expenses to the city if the representing counsel or city attorney nd that paying attorneys fees dont serve a public pur pose, if his actions violated the Avon Park City Charter or if his actions were sufcient to justify being red without sever ance pay or benets. Councilman Parke Sutherland suggested that the City Council could consider raising Deleons salary. Sutherland stated that Deleon is paid $93,000 per year plus benets, which he thought was low when compared to salaries of Highlands County government department heads or the administrators of the city of Sebring, the Sun N Lake Special Improvement District or the Spring Lake Special Improvement District. Julian handles more and is responsible for more, Sutherland said. Its my personal opinion that Julian has low pay. Sutherland acknowl edged that raising Deleons pay could cause issues with employees, since the city has a salary freeze, but argued that collective bargaining each year could adjust for that. Anderson asked if the City Council had the power to adjust any employ ee salaries other than Deleons, but other council members said that was Deleons responsibility. Council members asked Deleon to put the item on the agenda for a future city meeting. DELEON FROM PAGE A1 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK A man ar rested last week remains in jail on charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, false imprisonment of that woman and cruelty towards a child. According to Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce records, Michael Rivera, 33, of Avon Park has been in jail since Feb. 18 lieu of $40,000 total bond. The name and address of the victim was not included in reports, although reports did state that she was under 18 and that she and Rivera once had an intimate relationship, residing together as a family in October 2013, but are now friends. Reports also said she had told him in December 2013 that she is pregnant. The victims age was a factor in a charge of child cruelty. According to reports, the two got into an argument that escalated into a ght between 9:30 a.m. and 10:07 a.m. Feb. 18. During the ght, Rivera is accused of slapping the left side of her face three times and then punching her once in the right ribs near her stomach and then once in the lower back. Reports also said he threw her down on the ground, where her head struck a wall and her right arm grazed a bedroom door, which had jagged holes in it. Deputies report ed scratches on her right arm and a bruise on the right side of her head, above her ear. Rivera then allegedly didnt let the woman leave the residence by blocking the door and grab bing her arm as she tried to pass him, reports said. When questioned by deputies, Rivera admitted to the argument and the escalation, which included him being punched in the mouth. He also admitted to the being involved with the woman before now and knowing that she is now pregnant, but denied any further involvement in the matter.Man jailed, charged with battery on pregnant teen DELEON RIVERA M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 ANNE ANNIE AYDELOTTEAnne (Annie) Aydelotte Age 90, of Portage, Ind., entered heaven Feb. 18, 2014. She was born in River Rouge, Mich., on Aug. 2, 1923 the daughter of Eli and Mary (Tzitz) Lazar. Growing up, she lived in River Rouge, Mich., East Chicago, Ind., Hobart, Ind., Beaver Falls, Penn., and Gary, Ind., moving often due to her Dads search for work during the Great Depression and her mothers untimely death when Anne was 12. Anne is survived by the love of her life, Chester Maris Aydelotte. Blessed with 57 years of marriage, they made their home in Portage. After retiring they en joyed 20 years of being snowbirds with a home in Sebring, eventually staying there full time, returning to Portage to be near family. Anne is also survived by her children; Kathy (Mike) Bloomquist of Gleason, Wisc., Candace (John) Kilmut of Is tanbul, Turkey, Denise (Ed) Wodesky of Las Vegas, N.V., Lori (Tim) Larson of Portage, Ind., Michael (Chaya) Aydelotte of Demotte, Ind., daughter-inlaw, Joann Aydelotte of Gar ner, Iowa; grandchildren, Jim (Darlene) Aydelotte, Scott (Michele) Aydelotte of Iowa, Julie (Jamie Belant of Wisc., Eric Bloomquist of Alask, Travis Larson of Indian; great grandchildren, Salida Aydelotte, Derek Burgener, Cameron, Mackenzie and Cadence Belant, Noah, Hannah, Jessie and Kaycee Bloomquist; brother, Paul Lazar of Bartlett, Ill., brother-inlaw and wife Elmer and Billie Aydelotte of Sebring; special friends Julie and Felix Bannon plus a host of extended relatives, step grandchildren, friends and her loving family of caregivers at Millers in Portage. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Mary Lazar, brothers Eli and Nick; sisters, Victoria and Vicky (Mickey) Sliger; son, Terry Aydelotte and sister-in-law Grace Lazar. Anne had many jobs but made her career at the EJ & E Railroad as a yard clerk, retiring with thirty years of service in 1983. Anne was a wonderful, loving, protective mom, grand ma and great grandma. Affectionately called Granny Annie by many. She was a feisty, full of fun, friendly, caring and generous person. Blessed with the gift of gab, she made friends wherever she went. She loved playing bin go, cards, crosswords, watching game shows, mysteries and the Cubs. She was a fantastic cook and especially enjoyed country music. Annies family was her greatest joy. She will be greatly missed and forever loved. A celebration of Annes life will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Evangelical Covenant Church of Portage, 5051 Central Ave. Portage, Ind., with Pastor Michaile Broadnax ofciating. Visit with the family at 3 p.m. until time of celebration at 4 p.m. Supper at church following service. Memorials in Annes name may be given to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were handled through Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave, Portage, IN 46368. Call 219-762-3013 or online at www.reesfuneralhomes.com AYDELOTTEDON A LD W. S WA NSONDonald W. Swanson, age 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sebring. Swanson was born in McKeesport, Penn., to Charles and Minnie (Lickman) Swanson. He was a stationary engineer for a gas company, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, served in the United State Army during the Korean War, was a life member of the VFW, a member of the American Le gion and the Masons and had been a resident of Avon Park since 1986, coming from Pittsburgh, Penn. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Swanson of Avon Park; daughter Suzanne Swanson of Las Vegas; son Christopher Scott Swanson of Las Vegas; step-children Robert Puharic of Pennsylvania, Robin Dannahower of Vero Beach and Lynn Blalock of Sebring; one grandchild and two greatgrandchildren. Arrangements were entrust ed to: Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park www.stephensonnelsonfh.com ALBERT B YTRON NEW BERRYAlbert Byron Newberry, age 81, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in Sebring. Newberry was born in Me dulla to James Albert and Eva Mae (Hicks) Newberry. He was the owner/operator of Cyclone Pump and Welding of Avon Park, Director of Peace River Electric for 23 years and Director of Florida Electric in Tallahassee for 15 years. He was a member and music director of New Life Baptist Church in Ft. Meade for many years, he attended schools in Medulla and Mulberry, he loved to sh and hunt, he worked in the phosphate mines as a welder; he served in the United States Army during the Korean War and had been a resident of Ft. Meade since 1970 coming from Lakeland. Newberry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie B. Newberry; sisters JoAnn Still (Tom) of Lakeland, Florida and Teresa Bridges (Cecil) of Lake land; brothers Van Newberry (Judy) of Winter Haven, Von Newberry (Joy) of Lakeland and Frank Newberry (Rita) of Lakeland and many nieces and nephews. Newberry was preceded in death by his parents, sons Steven and Jamie Newberry; and brothers Joe, Leslie and Gilbert Newberry. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. with funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park with Rev. Joe Parrish and Missionary Robert Heath ofciating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice: 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33870. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park www.stephensonnelsonfh.comOBITUARIES NEWS-SUN BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Ofcials of the Southwest Florida Water Management District say it may be a while before they can analyze and re spond to the latest proposal from County Club Utilities. The system, which serves the Country Club of Sebring, met a Feb. 17 deadline by turning in its latest response to concerns about excessive water use at the sprawl ing housing development. The response from Andreyev Engineering Inc. included a revised water conservation plan as well as responses to a number of issues raised by the district. In her response to SWFWMD, AEI Senior Project Geologist Vivian Bielski told district ofcials the utilitys previous plan had spelled out such things as proposed water audits and how the utility is bound by the conditions of their current permit to perform audits annually. However, she indicated the utility would perform the surveys more often, if necessary, based on their monthly system analysis. Bielski also told SWFWMD ofcials that maintenance, customer education and awareness programs also were included in the plan. The response is the latest one in a decade-old battle, with ofcials of the water management district charging that Country Club Utilities has consistently been out of compliance by exceeding its per mitted water use quantities. Country Club Utilities owner and operator Greg Harris has countered that he has attempted unsuccessfully to implement and encourage water conservation measures among his customers. Harris has complained that his company has no enforcement ability and cannot penalize homeowners for over-use. He also contends the company is slowed due to the lack of personnel. There have been ongoing negotiations for nearly two years, with the City of Sebring looking at the possibility of either interconnecting or purchasing the utility We have looked at the system. We have looked at the water and wastewater treatment plants plus their lift stations, said Sebring Utilities Director Bob Boggus. Based on our observations, the plants are not in real good shape. If the city should acquire the system, we think it would be more cost ef cient for us just to go ahead and connect to our municipal system. Should that occur, one of the shocks to the system might be the price. While Country Club Utilities is charging 69 cents per 1,000 gallons, the City of Sebring rate would be $3.30 the same amount. Thats the outside-the-city rate, Boggus said.Country Club Utilities gives new proposal to water district Reportedly, the Heartland Gun Club has not yet registered as a notfor-prot organization although they told county ofcials that would be their intent. Because the only pur pose suggested for the use of the old clay pit was a shooting range, staff members say that is the only use that will be suggested to the county commission. Because there was no interest in any other use, we will bring that use back to the board, Ben son said. But, Benson said, commissioners could very well decide to do something else regardless of staff recommendation. Despite the fact that one entity is a business and the other a not for prot, Highlands County Attorney Ross Macbeth has indicated he believes the issue should be put out to a competitive bid. This was the rst time the county has called for a letter of interest pro cess. Although the period of consideration was only 10 days, the rules for such advertisements are much looser than the more formal Request for Proposals bidding pro cess. Because this is a different kind of process, we dont have to necessarily advertise for a specific period of time, Benson said. Benson said the plan is to post it as a legal adver tisement, but that county commissioners still are free to take action on a pending proposal. This really is more prevalent in areas where there were municipalities or counties that owned marinas, Benson said of the Letter of Inter est route. They generally solicit letters of interest from entities wanting to lease or rent space to put in a gas station, concession stand or restaurant. The idea is to determine the highest and best use. There is an indoor range in Highlands County, however many shooters and archers drive to destinations in Okeechobee, Polk or Manatee counties to shoot at a public, out door facility. SHOOTING FROM PAGE A1 M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING There may be a whole lot of new faces on the Sebring girls varsity tennis squad this season, but the results look awfully familiar as a strong season continued this past weekend. Hosting the Heartland Conference Tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, the Lady Streaks took the title in all ve singles slots, as well as both doubles brackets. And this, with just two returning varsity players. Its the rst time in a few years that weve had to replace so many players, head coach Janie Hollinger said. Ive had to do a lot of shufing, my No. 5 singles player last year is playing No. 2, but the girls have all responded and are playing well. Returning No. 1 singles player, Nisha Patel, cruised through Fridays preliminary rounds to reach Saturdays singles title match, where she met a familiar face in Lake Placids Hannah Waller. Both are four-year var sity starters and have squared off numerous times throughout their high school careers. Patel powered through the rst set, getting a 6-1 win, but Waller kicked it up a notch in the second set, and stood at the verge of tying it after taking the seventh game and closing the gap to 4-3. But Patel prevailed in the next two to secure the match win and tournament title. That No. 5 singles play er from a year ago that was moved up to No. 2 is Micaela DeVane, who has shown she is more than capable of holding that spot. After winning her Friday matches, DeVane faced Hardees Caroline Dur rance Saturday morning in the nale. Durrance did net a couple of rst-set wins, but wouldnt have near ly enough as DeVane took it 6-2, before getting a 6-1 win in the second to grab rm hold of the title. And looking at the scores of the Nos 3-5 singles matches, one might not suspect that Alaina Keith, Sarah Beth Rogers Lady Streaks serve up Heartland Conference Tournament sweep Dan Hoehne/News-SunAbove: Alaina Keith reaches to return this shot Saturday against Hardees Rachael Shattler in the No. 3 singles title match of the Heartland Conference Tournament. Below: Nisha Patel hammers a shot back over the net during her run to the No. 1 singles title. SEE TENNIS | A11 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK This year, Special STARS celebrates 10 years of ser vice in Highlands County and the group kicked off their celebration by being honored at a South Florida State College baseball game on Saturday, Feb. 22. Approximately 70 special athletes, volunteers and their caregivers started their day with a tailgating party near the eld before the game. They then cheered the Panther baseball team to victory against Dundalk Community College. The Panthers won 4-0 in the rst game of their double header and took the second game by a 3-1 score. Special STARS Coordinator Cindy Marshall and special athlete Raymond Mac Smith represented Special STARS in throwing out the rst pitch of the game. Smith got the honor of throwing out the pitch. Before making the throw, SFSC Baseball Coach Rick Hitt presented Smith with an ofcial Panther baseball cap. Marshall also received an SFSC T-shirt. After making the throw to the catcher, Smith shook hands with every Panther baseball play er and coach and wished them good luck during the game. Marshall selected Smith, of Sebring, for the honor of throwing out the rst pitch because he has overcome all obstacles to compete in sports. Mac has the I Can attitude when it comes to playing sports, Marshall said. Although he has some physical disabilities, he never lets that slow him down or stop him from participating. I am so proud of him. Smith has been a part of Special STARS and Special Olympics for more than 35 years. At age 58, he participates in softball, horseshoes, bowling, tennis, Special STARS honored Saturday at SFSC baseball game Courtesy photoRaymond Mac Smith, of Sebring, prepares to throw in the rst pitch of the baseball game at South Florida State College against Dundalk Community College on Saturday, Feb. 22. SFSC Baseball Coach Rick Hitt, along with his team, watched as Smith made the throw. BY BARRY FOSTERSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING More than 70 cars from the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge tried the track at the Sebring International Raceway last week at the annual winter test. This was the rst time at Sebring for a lot of the cars, especially the Day tona Prototypes, said J.J. OMalley, Director of Communications for the International Motor Sports Association. The schedule was an informal one, with open sessions alternating for the TUDOR and Continental series competitors. Most impressive was the sheer number of vehicles slated to try the historic 3.74-mile cir cuit. Sebastian Borourdais set fast times both Thursday and Friday piloting the Action Express Daytona prototype Cor vette around the 17-turn airport circuit at 152.480, an average of just shy of 120 miles per hour. They bested the Oak Racing Nissan/Morgan P2 car that made the cir cuit at 153.230 In the GT division, Porsche North America swept the eld clocking a 159.395 with Patrick Pilet at the wheel of the 911 RSR. Sbastien Bourdais drove the Rolex 24 At Daytona-winning machine to the top of the time chart on Friday for the second consecutive day at the Sebring Inter national Raceway winter test. See more at: http://www.imsa.com/ articles/corvette-dpcloses-out-sebring-testtop#sthash.B9u54jwN. dpuf The schedule showed 41 cars from the TUDOR series and 30 teams competing in the Continental Series in the paddock. Among the prototype competitors joining Oak Racing and the Action Express Racing Corvette DP, were the Ganassi Racing Telcel/Target Ford EcoBoost Riley, the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Nissan/ORECA and the Extreme Speed Motorsports Honda Per formance Development ARX-03b among others. Joining Porsche North America in the paddock was full slate of GT including American entrants Corette Racing and the new SRT Viper GTS-rs of SRT Motorsports. German marques included the new Audi R8 elded by a number of teams including Sebring stalwarts Flying Lizard Motorsports and the BMW Z4 GTE of BMW Team RLL. Indeed there also was a passel of Porsches in-TUDOR tests draw record numbersSEE TUDOR | A11SEE STARS | A11 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesKala Thompson and the Lady Panthers struggled to start the season, but appear to be coming together in their latest stretch of games. With 10 new faces on the 16-player roster, some adjustment time could be understood, and things did start out rough as South Florida dropped its rst 10 contests. But theyve gone 3-3 in their last six, including a twin-bill sweep of Broward last week and a split with Santa Fe on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Panthers were on the road Tuesday at Palm Beach State, but will start a four-date homestand Saturday, March 1, with a doubleheader tilt against Miami Dade.LADY PANTHERS START TO GROWL M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 TodayCollege Basketball Georgia Tech at Notre Dame 7 p.m. ESPN2 Miami at Virginia 7 p.m. SUN Texas A&M at LSU 8 p.m. WTTA California at Arizona 9 p.m. ESPN2 South Carolina at Auburn 9 p.m. SUN NBA New Orleans at Dallas 8 p.m. ESPN Houston at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. ESPNThursdayCollege Basketball Arkansas at Kentucky 7 p.m. ESPN Ohio State at Penn State 7 p.m. ESPN2 Iowa at Indiana 9 p.m. ESPN Temple at Louisville 9 p.m. ESPN2 Golf EuroPGA Tshwane Open 9 a.m. GOLF PGA Honda Classic 2 p.m. GOLF MLB Preseason Chicago Cubs at Arizona 3 p.m. WGN NBA New York at Miami 8 p.m. TNT Brooklyn at Denver 10:30 p.m. TNT NHL Tampa Bay at Nashville 8 p.m. SUNSPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD COMING UPHigh School Baseball Thursday Sebring vs. Haines City, 7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Frostproof, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid at DeSoto, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Berkeley Prep, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC at State College of Florida, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. State College of Florida, 6 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Avon Park vs. Fort Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at Sebring, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. All Saints, 6 p.m.; Sebring at DeSoto, 5:30/7:30 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; Sebring vs. Lemon Bay, 4 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; Sebring vs. Lemon Bay, 4 p.m. SNAPSHOTS SPORTS National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 31 25 .554 Brooklyn 26 28 .481 4 New York 21 36 .368 10 Boston 19 39 .328 13 Philadelphia 15 42 .263 16 Southeast W L Pct GB Miami 40 14 .741 Washington 28 28 .500 13 Charlotte 27 30 .474 14 Atlanta 26 29 .473 14 Orlando 17 41 .293 25 Central W L Pct GB Indiana 42 13 .764 Chicago 29 26 .527 13 Detroit 23 34 .404 20 Cleveland 22 35 .386 21 Milwaukee 11 45 .196 31 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 40 16 .714 Houston 38 18 .679 2 Dallas 35 23 .603 6 Memphis 31 24 .564 8 New Orleans 23 33 .411 17 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 43 14 .754 Portland 38 18 .679 4 Minnesota 27 29 .482 15 Denver 25 30 .455 17 Utah 20 36 .357 22 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 39 20 .661 Golden State 35 22 .614 3 Phoenix 33 22 .600 4 Sacramento 20 36 .357 17 L.A. Lakers 19 37 .339 18 Mondays Games Milwaukee 130, Philadelphia 110 Golden State 104, Detroit 96 Dallas 110, New York 108 L.A. Clippers 123, New Orleans 110 Utah 110, Boston 98 Tuesdays Games L.A. Lakers at Indiana, late Orlando at Washington, late Toronto at Cleveland, late Chicago at Atlanta, late Minnesota at Phoenix, late Portland at Denver, late Houston at Sacramento, late Wednesdays Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m. Brooklyn at Portland, 10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Miami, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Denver, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164 200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Wednesdays Games Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAll Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Baltimore 0 0 .000 Boston 0 0 .000 Chicago 0 0 .000 Cleveland 0 0 .000 Detroit 0 0 .000 Houston 0 0 .000 Kansas City 0 0 .000 Los Angeles 0 0 .000 Minnesota 0 0 .000 New York 0 0 .000 Oakland 0 0 .000 Seattle 0 0 .000 Tampa Bay 0 0 .000 Texas 0 0 .000 Toronto 0 0 .000 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Arizona 0 0 .000 Atlanta 0 0 .000 Chicago 0 0 .000 Cincinnati 0 0 .000 Colorado 0 0 .000 Los Angeles 0 0 .000 Miami 0 0 .000 Milwaukee 0 0 .000 New York 0 0 .000 Philadelphia 0 0 .000 Pittsburgh 0 0 .000 San Diego 0 0 .000 San Francisco 0 0 .000 St. Louis 0 0 .000 Washington 0 0 .000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesdays Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Oakland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.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. F or registration and/ or more information call Coach Hollinger at 4715513.SFSC hosts Panther 5KAVON PARK On your mark, get set, go! Registration for the 5th annual Panther 5K Run/ Walk is now available online at www.southorida. edu/panther5k. This annual family event will take place on Saturday, March 1, and benets the South Florida State College (SFSC) Athletic Department. The Panther 5K Run/ Walk will take participants on a path through the beautiful SFSC Highlands Campus and along College Drive. Participants can choose to run the 5K as a race or to take a more leisurely, family-friendly walk fourlegged friends and strollers are welcome. This event helps us to promote health among our community and raise funds to help support SFSC athletics, said Rick Hitt, SFSC athletic director and head baseball coach. We will earmark a por tion of the raised funds to go toward the Panther Fieldhouse fundraising effort, which is our effort to supply the softball, baseball and future cross country team with a dressing facility located down on the athletic complex grounds. Other funds raised will be earmarked for things that may arise during the year outside of our normal budget. The entry fee for the SFSC Panther 5K Run/ Walk is $25 for adults, $20 for students with a current I.D., and $15 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free with a completed form, but do not receive a shirt. The rst 200 registered runners receive a goody bag and an ofcial Panther 5K dri-t shirt for adults and students. Children receive a T-shirt. The entry fee remains the same through race day. Sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter on or after Feb. 9. Registration is 7 -7:45 a.m. on race day and the race begins at 8 a.m. Scrambled eggs and fruit will be available to participants after the race. 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.Sebring Elks Golf TournamentThe Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, March 3, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $34, which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on (863) 471-3295. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. by the Pro Shop.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 HoleIn-One sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a $250 Closest to the Pin sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive. The tournament is a four-person scramble. Entry is $60 per per son made payable to the Highlands Art League. The entry includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, prizes and a post-golf 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) 452-0512 or the Clubhouse at (863) 453-7555. Deadline for entry is Thursday, March 6. $100 hole sponsorships are available.Run the TrackSEBRING The Fifth Annual Run the Track event will take off on Saturday, March 8. Presented by the Sebring Hall of Fame and Golds Gym, runners will begin checking in at the main gate of the Sebring International Raceway. The green ag drops at 7:45 a.m. when runners will take to the 3.74-mile course. Pre-registration is $25 for adults and includes a long-sleeve, Tec dri-t shirt. For the Kids Fun Run, it is $15 for children 10 and under, and includes a short sleeve cotton T-shirt. Pre-registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 27, shirts are not guaranteed after this date. Race day registration is $30 for adults, $15 for children. For more information, call Toni Feo at (863) 6551442, ext. 205, or email tfeo@sebringraceway.com. All proceeds go to the Sebring Hall of Fame.LP Project GraduationLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Project Graduation 2014 Golf Tournament will tee off on Saturday, March 29, at the Placid Lakes Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. before a shotgun start kicks off play at 8 a.m. Cost is $60 per person, $240 per team, and includes greens fee, cart and meal. There will be a 50/50 drawing, a rafe, straightest drive and closest to the pin contests and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. For more information, contact Charlotte McQuillen at 633-8450.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 Scholarship 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 tournament, 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.Samaritans Touch Golf TournamentSEBRING Its Just What the Doctor Ordered! Samaritans Touch Care Center (STCC) presents the 2014 Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 1, at the Sun N Lake Golf Club of Sebring. All proceeds will benet STCC, a faith-based, non-prot healthcare center, providing free comprehensive medical care to our uninsured, nancially struggling neighbors in Highlands County. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four person-teams will be ighted by handicap. Entry fee includes continental breakfast, fabulous prizes, refreshments on the course, lunch and awards following play. There will be a $2,000 hole-in-one sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. E ntry fee is $260 per team or $350 for team and hole sponsorship. Download entry form at www.samaritanstouch.org. For additional infor mation, please contact Heather Stephenson at (863) 471-1870 ext. 210 or (863) 214-0340, or by email at ops.director@samaritanstouch.org. For every $1 dollar collected during this golf tournament, STCC is able to provide patients with over $10, in health care services. Heres how far your support will go $100 hole sponsorship will provide a patient with $1,000 in health care services, a $260 team will provide a patient with $2,600 in health care services and a $350 team and hole sponsorship will provide a patient with $3,500 in health care services.Mondays College Basketball Scores EAST Mount St. Marys 88, Bryant 73 Wagner 67, Fairleigh Dickinson 64 SOUTH Alcorn St. 64, Alabama A&M 56 Delaware St. 59, Morgan St. 56 Elon 78, Furman 49 Hampton 104, Md.-Eastern Shore 89 Lindenwood (Ill.) 79, Campbellsville 76 MVSU 75, Prairie View 69 Norfolk St. 66, Howard 60 Southern U. 87, Alabama St. 64 Syracuse 57, Maryland 55 The Citadel 81, Samford 71 MIDWEST E. Illinois 84, Chicago St. 62 Kansas 83, Oklahoma 75 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. 76, TCU 54 Texas Southern 65, Ark.-Pine Bluff 55 FAR WEST Portland St. 87, E. Washington 76 LAKE PLACID, N.Y. Parades are being planned for the Adirondack Mountain villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to honor local Olympic athletes after they return home. Kelly Morgan of the Womens Civic Chamber says shes been reaching out to the athletes and gures the Saranac Lake festivities will be at the end of March. Some of the athletes are attending World Cup events in Norway, while others have been invited to visit the White House. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall also says its too early to set a concrete date for the Olympic villages event. Both towns also hosted parades four years ago after the Vancouver Games. Among the athletes to be feted is Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht (WHY-brekt), who captured a skiing silver with a stunning performance in the super-G.Lake Placid planning Olympic parade M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 Dan Hoehne/News-SunLake Placids Hannah Waller swats this serve netward Saturday, and would put together a strong weekend to take second in both No. 1 singles and doubles during the Heartland Conference Tournament.and Ashley Castelli are vir tual varsity newcomers. Combined, the trio lost just four games during Saturdays title matches. Keith won the No. 3 championship over Lake Placids Rachael Shattler 6-1, 6-1, while Rogers had the same pair of scores in the No. 4 title match over another Lady Wildcat, Abby Clark. Castelli then cruised to the No. 5 win over Lady Dragon Camille Shattler without losing a game. It was then onto the doubles nales, where the Streaks were both, as was Lake Placid. Keith and Castelli proved a formidable duo in get ting a 6-1, 6-0 win in the No. 2 match over Rachael Shattler and Abigail Camp bell. And while Patel and DeVane raced to a 6-0 win in the rst set of their match with Waller and Clair LeBlanc, the Lady Dragon pair pushed them to the brink in the second. It nearly was forced into a third set as Waller and LeBlanc battled the Streaks to a stand-off and the set moved into a tie-breaker. DeVane and Patel pre vailed, however, for a hardearned 7-6 (7-4) win to complete the tournament sweep for the Streaks. Sebring totaled 21 points overall for the weekend, with Lake Placid nishing second as a team with 11. Hardee tallied seven points and Okeechobee three. With this weekend of strong performances be hind them, it is back to the regular season schedule. Lake Placid gets back to the courts Thursday as they host DeSoto, while Sebring welcomed George Jenkins to town Tuesday and will play host to new district rival Lemon Bay on Thursday. The Manta Rays swept the Lady Streaks on the road Thursday, Feb. 13, for their rst and only loss of the season thus far. They are very, very good team, the sort of team we usually dont see until after districts, Hollinger said. But thats good for us, to face that kind of competi tion during the season to better prepare us. TENNIS FROM PAGE A8cluding those put on the track by Team Falken Tire, Rum Bum Racing and Dempsy Racing. They were challenged by Aston Martin V12 Vantage and Ferrari F 458 Italias among others in town for the test and tune session. Also trying the historic circuit were competitors from the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in both the Grand Sport and Street Tuner divisions. In addition to drivers testing the track, teams got a feel for the pit and paddock facilities at the Sebring raceway, which will be signicantly dif ferent than the Daytona International Speedway where the series opened in January. Dozens of fans lined the general admission area of the track, watch ing the sessions from the viewing mounds located at the esses all the way down to the famous Hair pin turn. Many others got a view up the front stretch to watch fueling, tire and driver changes being practiced by the teams. TUDOR FROM PAGE A8 swimming, bicycling, billiards, golf and basketball. In essence, he has done every sport offered by Special STARS and he is not afraid to try anything new. If you have never seen him catch a softball with one hand and throw the ball with that same hand or witnessed his one-arm serve in tennis, you have not seen a true champi on play sports. Marshall said. Marshall, along with a group of athletes, volun teers and family members, organized Special STARS in 2004. She has been the coor dinator ever since. She also served as the Special Olympics Coordi nator in Highlands County prior to Special STARS. She has worked with people with disabilities in sports and recreational programs for 24 years. Special STARS (Sports Training And Recreation al Services) is a program that offers 12 different sports and eight recreational activities for more than 400 children and adults with mental and physical disabilities in Highlands, Hardee and Okeechobee counties. The athletes will be starting their softball sea son in March. To learn more about Special STARS, call Mar shall at 452-1295, ext. 124. STARS FROM PAGE A8 TERESA M. WALKERA ssociated PressThe Gators (25-2) moved up one place Monday, replacing Syr acuse (25-2), which lost twice last week and dropped to fourth. Wichita State (29-0) and Arizona (25-2) both moved up one place to second and third. Florida, the fth school to hold the No. 1 spot this season, received 47 rst-place votes from the 65-member national me dia panel. The Gators were ranked No. 1 for eight weeks in 2007. Wichita State was No. 1 on 14 ballots with Arizona receiving the other four rst-place votes. Head coach Billy Donovan called the rankings a revolving door before his Gators took over the top spot, and he said being No. 1 is an honor and compliment. But lets be honest right now: The only reason we have garnered No. 1 and we would have never, ever been No. 1 if it had not been for the teams in front of us losing, Donovan said. To Donovan, a lot of teams could be considered the nations best right now with undefeated Wichita State having a strong argument. Donovan also said hes impressed by Syracuse winning 25 straight games along with what Arizona did before Brandon Ashleys foot injury. Its not like all of a sud den Florida is No. 1 or you get a ranking and were the best team in the country, Donovan said. Weve been given a num ber, and thats about the extent of it. These Gators have won a school record 19 straight games coming off a 75-71 win at Mississippi where they shut down Marshall Henderson in the second half. They can clinch at least a share of the Southeastern Conference title on Tuesday night with a win at Vanderbilt before having a chance to wrap up the championship against LSU on Saturday. Playing at Memorial Gym means dealing with the unique layout with the benches on the end lines. Even though Vanderbilt is playing short-hand ed with only seven scholarship players and even used a couple walk-ons, the Gators with their new ranking will be tested quickly. Florida senior forward Will Yeguete thinks the Gators will handle the challenge well. Our lives arent really changing, Yeguete said. Were No. 1. Thats a real ly good accomplishment. But I think Coach D will use that to motivate us. Weve been No. 2 before. We know what it is to be ranked really high. We know you just take one game at a time. Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall told The Associated Press that be ing ranked No. 2 means the Shockers are being recognized for an outstanding season so far, and they plan to keep pushing to see how high they can go.Gators step to top of AP rankings M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYFog in the a.m.; increasing clouds79 / 60Winds: WSW at 6-12 mphCooler with spotty showers69 / 50Winds: NW at 6-12 mphTHURSDAYPartly sunny74 / 55Winds: NE at 4-8 mphFRIDAYPeriods of clouds and sun79 / 57Winds: NNE at 3-6 mphSATURDAYPleasant with periods of sun81 / 60Winds: E at 6-12 mphSUNDAY High .............................................. 5:54 a.m. Low ............................................. 11:42 a.m. High .............................................. 6:12 p.m. Low ...................................................... none High .............................................. 1:17 p.m. Low ............................................... 6:15 a.m. High ............................................ 11:33 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:18 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.99 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 88 Low Friday ............................................. 60 High Saturday ........................................ 88 Low Saturday ......................................... 59 High Sunday .......................................... 88 Low Sunday ........................................... 56 High Monday ......................................... 84 Low Monday .......................................... 55 Relative humidity .................................. 52% Expected air temperature ....................... 78 Makes it feel like .................................... 76 Saturday ............................................. 30.06 Sunday ................................................ 29.98 Monday ............................................... 29.97 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.00 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 1.73 Year to date ......................................... 4.68Sunrise 6:52 a.m. 6:52 a.m. Sunset 6:26 p.m. 6:26 p.m. Moonrise 4:25 a.m. 5:16 a.m. Moonset 3:50 p.m. 4:56 p.m.Albuquerque 62/40/pc 63/40/pc 61/41/s Atlanta 44/24/r 51/27/s 53/38/s Baltimore 34/14/sn 37/13/s 28/20/s Birmingham 40/21/r 49/25/s 57/43/pc Boston 29/15/sn 28/14/sf 23/14/s Charlotte 50/25/pc 52/21/s 46/31/s Cheyenne 40/22/s 47/30/c 44/18/pc Chicago 12/-3/pc 5/-12/pc 14/8/sn Cleveland 16/8/c 15/1/sf 19/14/s Columbus 18/10/pc 18/3/pc 24/18/s Dallas 40/28/sh 56/43/s 72/45/pc Denver 48/26/s 55/33/pc 53/24/pc Detroit 16/6/c 12/-4/sf 15/11/pc Harrisburg 28/10/sn 29/9/pc 21/14/s Honolulu 77/65/s 79/68/pc 81/70/s Houston 54/37/r 58/37/c 70/50/pc Indianapolis 18/4/s 15/-3/s 26/19/pc Jackson, MS 42/24/sh 53/28/pc 62/48/t Kansas City 32/12/s 25/16/s 31/12/sn Lexington 26/13/s 27/5/s 38/25/pc Little Rock 38/24/pc 51/26/s 55/42/r Los Angeles 68/55/pc 66/56/r 65/54/r Louisville 28/15/s 27/6/s 33/24/pc Memphis 36/26/pc 47/23/s 52/42/r Milwaukee 13/-7/pc 2/-13/pc 12/4/sn Minneapolis 16/-14/pc -5/-16/s 5/-11/c Nashville 32/18/s 41/13/s 48/38/pc New Orleans 54/36/r 52/39/c 64/56/c New York City 31/17/sn 30/16/s 26/20/s Norfolk 42/23/sn 48/26/s 30/25/s Oklahoma City 42/22/pc 55/34/s 65/32/pc Philadelphia 32/16/sn 34/14/s 25/16/s Phoenix 78/57/s 77/58/s 78/56/s Pittsburgh 19/7/sn 19/2/sf 21/15/s Portland, ME 26/7/sn 24/9/sn 22/6/s Portland, OR 55/38/c 54/39/r 59/39/c Raleigh 44/24/sf 53/22/s 42/31/s Rochester 16/8/sf 17/3/sn 13/10/pc St. Louis 26/13/s 22/7/s 31/19/sn San Francisco 61/52/r 61/50/r 59/49/r Seattle 57/39/c 53/40/sh 53/36/pc Wash., DC 35/19/sn 40/17/s 29/23/s Cape Coral 80/65/pc 73/54/sh 76/59/pc Clearwater 74/58/r 63/50/sh 69/56/s Coral Springs 84/71/pc 78/59/sh 76/64/sh Daytona Beach 70/54/r 63/45/c 67/51/s Ft. Laud. Bch 83/71/pc 79/60/sh 75/66/t Fort Myers 81/66/pc 75/55/sh 77/60/pc Gainesville 68/44/r 61/36/c 67/43/s Hollywood 84/70/pc 79/60/sh 76/64/t Homestead AFB 82/70/pc 80/61/sh 75/63/t Jacksonville 62/45/r 60/36/pc 64/45/s Key West 80/73/pc 79/67/sh 76/68/t Miami 84/72/pc 80/62/sh 75/66/t Okeechobee 79/67/pc 71/52/sh 73/55/pc Orlando 76/59/r 66/49/sh 73/53/s Pembroke Pines 84/70/pc 79/60/sh 76/64/t St. Augustine 64/49/r 60/41/c 63/50/s St. Petersburg 74/59/r 64/51/sh 70/56/s Sarasota 74/62/pc 65/49/sh 72/56/pc Tallahassee 60/39/r 59/30/pc 64/36/s Tampa 72/58/r 65/50/sh 71/55/s W. Palm Bch 83/71/pc 76/57/sh 76/62/sh Winter Haven 76/58/r 66/49/sh 72/54/s Acapulco 91/70/pc 88/72/pc 88/67/pc Athens 58/44/pc 61/47/pc 59/45/c Beirut 63/54/sh 62/52/pc 65/54/s Berlin 52/38/pc 47/37/c 47/35/c Bermuda 71/66/pc 71/60/r 64/60/sh Calgary 28/9/s 19/-3/c 5/-18/c Dublin 47/41/pc 45/37/pc 46/34/pc Edmonton 15/-5/s 12/-14/pc -2/-19/c Freeport 78/72/pc 77/66/sh 72/64/sh Geneva 46/31/r 46/32/pc 47/36/r Havana 87/64/s 86/65/t 85/64/t Hong Kong 76/65/pc 74/66/pc 73/67/c Jerusalem 56/42/pc 56/41/s 59/47/s Johannesburg 78/54/t 73/55/pc 80/56/pc Kiev 34/23/c 37/26/c 40/28/c London 52/42/pc 50/38/sh 50/40/sh Montreal 19/3/sn 18/0/sn 9/0/s Moscow 35/19/s 35/19/s 35/18/pc Nice 61/44/sh 58/42/s 51/43/sh Ottawa 12/3/sn 14/-7/sn 8/-1/s Quebec 16/-9/sn 12/-9/sn 3/-13/s Rio de Janeiro 91/75/s 93/77/s 89/76/pc Seoul 57/36/pc 57/30/c 52/36/pc Singapore 90/77/pc 90/77/pc 90/77/pc Sydney 90/68/pc 75/66/c 73/66/c Toronto 14/8/sf 17/-4/sn 11/9/pc Vancouver 45/38/c 50/39/c 47/30/pc Vienna 54/39/pc 54/39/c 54/44/sh Warsaw 42/31/s 45/34/s 50/34/pc Winnipeg 2/-24/c -9/-28/pc -8/-32/pc Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Nuisance snow will spread across the Northeast today as a weak disturbance slides out to sea. Most of the snow will end in the morning across Pennsylvania and New York. However, heavier squalls may impact portions of northern New England. Farther south, heavy rain and thunderstorms will soak folks across Florida and southern Georgia. Less intense rain will impact the Gulf Coast. Bene cial rain will spread across California as a disturbance approaches the coast. National Forecast for February 26 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Patchy fog in the morning; increasing clouds today. Mostly cloudy tonight with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. Variable cloudiness tomorrow with a couple of showers; cooler. Friday, Saturday and Sunday: partly sunny. A dam in Buffalo Creek, W.Va., gave way on Feb. 26, 1972, after rain and melting snow increased the water level. It killed 125 people. Fog in the morning; increasing clouds today. Winds west-southwest 6-12 mph. Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 60% and fair drying conditions. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast Mar 1Mar 8Mar 16Mar 23 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 62/45 68/44 70/49 70/54 76/59 76/58 72/58 74/58 74/59 74/62 81/66 80/67 79/67 83/71 83/71 84/72 60/39 61/41 54/33 78/60 79/60 79/62 81/63 81/63 80/65 80/73 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BWednesday, February 26, 2014 Family Features Whether youre prepar ing a quick breakfast for the family, feeding a crowd at dinner or looking for a light lunch for yourself, the key to a deli cious, nutritious homemade meal is just minutes away thanks to the canned foods in your pantry. Canned fruits and vegetables are a must in my pantry. They are picked and canned at the peak of ripeness, hours after theyre harvested, locking in their avor, freshness and nutrition, says Kelsey Nixon, host of Kelseys Essentials on Cooking Channel and Food Network. Having canned fruits and vegetables on hand means a healthy snack, meal or side dish is achievable anytime. In addition to nutrientrich staples like tomatoes, corn and beans, Nixon recom mends stocking up on ingredients such as canned olives, tuna, artichokes, pumpkin and chiles. These canned foods can elevate the avors of a dish and breathe new life into some of your favorite recipes. Here are some more great tips and delicious recipes from Nixon: Keeping a wellstocked pantry, or Cantry, will help you avoid unneces sary trips to the grocery store after a long day. Tomatobased canned ingredients, like diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, are the most versatile when it comes to making a wide variety of recipes like chili, salsa, marinara sauce, soups or casseroles. Canned fruits add an un expected twist to savory dishes, and can transform recipes in exciting ways. Just add canned peaches to homemade barbecue sauce or canned pine apple to curries and stir fry recipes for a healthy and avorful upgrade. For more information, visit: www.CansGetYouCooking. com. CHI CKEN POZOLEPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time : 15 minutes Serves: 4 1 1/2 cups of chicken, shredded from a store bought (3to 4-pound) rotisserie chick en 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped (about 2 cups) 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon oregano 3 teaspoons ground coriander 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chiles 1/2 (14.5-ounce) can chopped tomatoes 1 can (7 ounces) salsa verde 2 cans (15 ounces each) hominy, drained 2 cans (14 ounces each) low-sodium chick en broth Kosher salt and cracked black pepper Garnishes (optional) 1 red onion, nely chopped 1 lime, cut into wedges 1/2 cup crema or sour cream Crushed tortilla chips 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Thinly sliced radishes 1 avocado, diced Remove meat from chicken and shred into 1-inch pieces; discard skin and bones. Set aside about 1 1/2 cups of meat for soup; re serve remaining chicken for another use. In large Dutch oven or saucepot set over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until translucent and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes. Add oregano, coriander and cumin, and cook until slightly darkened and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add green chiles, chopped toma toes, salsa verde and cook until it just comes to a boil, about 2 minutes. Add hominy and chicken broth and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for at least 10 minutes to allow avors to develop. Season with salt and pepper. Add shredded chicken and cook until heated through, 3 minutes. To serve, divide among 4 bowls and garnish as desired. ARTI CHOKE & BEAN SALAD WITH T UN APrep Time: 10 minutes Refrigerate for 45 minutes Serves: 4 2 cups (one 15-ounce can) white northern or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 1 rib celery, nely diced 2 tablespoons red onion, nely diced 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and aked 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Juice and zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Kosher salt and cracked black pepperCombine all ingredients in mixing bowl, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss gently and refrigerate 45 minutes be fore serving. Serve salad on bed of mixed greens with crusty bread. Or alternative ly, serve salad scooped onto hero roll with arugula. SLOW COOKER RA GUPrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours (depending on heat setting) Serves: 8 to 10 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, nely chopped 1 celery stalk, nely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced Kosher salt and cracked black pepper 1/4 cup canned tomato paste 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth (canned) 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed to matoes 1 pound ground pork 1 pound ground beef sirloin 1 can (14.5 ounces) sliced carrots, drained 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained Cooked pasta, such as spaghetti, for servingHeat oil in large saute pan over mediumhigh heat. Add onion and celery and saute for 1 minute just to soften. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper, cooking for about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste and thyme and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. Slowly add beef broth to deglaze bottom of pan, stirring with wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper. Care fully transfer mixture to slow cooker. Stir in canned tomatoes. Mix pork and sirloin together in separate bowl, using your hands, until combined. Stir meat into slow cooker, spreading out evenly and avoiding any large clumps. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours. During last two hours of cooking, add canned carrots and mushrooms to ragu. Skim accumulated grease from top before serving. Serve over pasta with crusty bread for soaking up sauce.Chicken Pozole Artichoke & Bean Salad with Tuna Peaches and Cream Cheesecake Bars Crust-less Quiche Slow Cooker Ragu PE AC HE S AND CREAM CHEE SE CA KE B ARS Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 36 bars 1 cup almonds, nely chopped 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened con densed milk 2 large eggs 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose our 1 can (8.75 ounces) peaches, drained Pinch of saltPreheat oven to 375F. Spray 9-by-13inch pan with non-stick spray. In mixing bowl combine almonds, graham crack er crumbs and butter with fork until combined. Press into bottom of pan. Using handheld or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and no lumps remain. While mix ing, add sweetened condensed milk, eggs, lemon juice, almond extract and our. Mix until fully combined. Pour over crust. In food processor or blender, puree peaches. Stir in a pinch of salt. Using tablespoon, drop spoonfuls of peach puree over top of cream cheese mixture. Using knife, gently swirl peaches through lling to create marbled look. Bake for 30 min utes or until center is set. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature before transferring to refrigerator to chill throughout. Cut bars and serve chilled. CRU S T-LE SS QUI C HE Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 8 4 large eggs 1 1/3 cups milk 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon dried mustard 1/2 cup chopped scallions 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, thoroughly drained 1/2 (14.5-ounce) can chopped to matoes, thoroughly drained 1/2 cup diced honey-baked/deli ham Kosher salt and cracked black pep per 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 1/2 cups plain crouton Preheat the oven to 375F. In large mixing bowl, whisk eggs together with milk, cornstarch and mustard. Stir in scallions, drained mushrooms, tomatoes and ham. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to 9-inch pie plate or quiche dish. Top with shredded cheese and croutons. Bake until center is set 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Summer refreshers 5 Israels Netanyahu, infor mally 9 Bowler and sailor 13 Tracking systems 19 Ports 21 Memphis deity 22 Actress Cuthbert of 23 One who turned Cinder ellas pumpkin into pumpkin cheesecake? 25 Drive away 26 Reference 27 New Yorks Jacob ___ Park 28 Crude coconut opener 29 Cherry part 30 Worth mentioning 32 Iglu and yoghurt, e.g. 33 Bad beginning? 36 ___ cycle 37 Dustin Hoffman title role 39 County or lake of Cooper stown, N.Y. 42 Dunking cookie 44 Be too syrupy 45 Liquor unit 49 Snorkeling bargain? 52 Hip-hop artist with the 2013 #1 album Born Sinner 53 Up to, shortly 54 French noodles? 55 What makes blue jeans blue 56 Shes got electric boots, a ___ suit (Bennie and the Jets lyric) 57 Rust-causing agents 59 Vex 60 Stomachs 61 Fit to ___ 62 Tin can plinker, maybe 63 Challenge for a speech coach 64 Oscar winner Leachman 67 Setting of The Crucible 68 Nappy fabric 72 Undeveloped 73 Elizabeth Taylor role of 74 Roman ruler before Caesar 75 Subj. of Snowden leaks 76 Dismantle on a ship 77 Transportation company that skimps on safety? 80 Conk 81 Wisecrack 82 Of the ock 83 Lawn care brand 84 Mythological monster 87 Addr. book datum 88 Even if, in brief 89 Corkscrewed 92 ___ no turning back 95 Dress accessory 99 Knacks 100 Reason for an ophthal mologists visit 101 It might be answered, Muy bien, gracias 104 Sergeants order 105 Stephen Hawkings computer-generated voice? 107 Church vessel 108 Bring in 109 Duvel pub offering 110 Prepares to propose 111 Kind of rug 112 Buttonhole, for example 113 NASAs ___ Research Center DOWN 1 Acting family 2 Did a Vegas job 3 Return option 4 Pulled strings, maybe? 5 Former 6 N.B.A.er Hayes, to fans 6 What did ___ deserve this? 7 Comfortable state 8 Sufx with age 9 Bands cue 10 More wan 11 Draws 12 Old atlas initials 13 Force under Stalin 14 Keys on a piano 15 Two things seen beside James Bond at a casino? 16 Popular ski spot 17 Butler of literature 18 Register ring-ups 20 Screenwriting guru Field 24 Call from a balcony 28 Massenet opera 31 Indoor balls 32 In a loathsome way 34 Starting trouble 35 Tryst site 38 Directors cry 39 The Simpsons character with a habit of calling things gnarly 40 Candy bar that comes two to a pack 41 Most arias 43 Insect repellent ingredient 46 Artery 47 Thats ___! 48 Bodies of eau 50 Little: Sufx 51 Per ___ 52 Use for a rsum 56 Spammer enabler 58 Oh, yeah? Lets see you hold your breath for two min utes! e.g.? 59 Better qualied 62 Like Bruce Willis, in his later movie roles 63 She drank champagne and danced all night, in song 64 Crude weapon 65 46-Down division 66 Spanish alternative? 67 Checked (out) 68 Myocyte 69 Sweater, e.g. 70 ___ it rich? (Sondheim lyric) 71 Highlands refusals 74 Better at conniving 77 Handles 78 Triangular sail 79 Infuser contents 81 Altar no-shows 85 Gingerbread house visitor 86 Enrobe 89 Heap 90 Eucharist holder 91 TV actress Graff 93 Spotted scavenger 94 Ditto 96 Take me ___ 97 Lifted 98 Hosiery brand 100 Kind of tissue 102 Coin grade 103 Repetitive behavior condi tion, for short 105 View from a boardwalk 106 Grammy Awards airerP ASS ING G RADES BY YAAKOV BENDAVIDSolution on B4 1234 5678 910 11 12131415161718 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 3031 32 33343536 3738 394041 42 4344 45464748 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 646566 67 68 697071 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 8485 8687 88 899091 9293 94 95969798 99 100 101102103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 Coupon clipping can be time consuming, but the payoff is worth it in the end. Still, clipping and organizing coupons may not be your cup of tea. Over the next few weeks we will discuss ways and techniques that you can save with out clipping coupons. Grocery, drug, super center stores and more, you can still save on your bottom line by learning to be a savvy shopper. I would love to hear all the ways that you save on the things your family needs. Send an email to Tanya@Di vineSavings.com The biggest chunk of your grocery budget comes from fresh meat and produce. It can be rare to nd coupons for just meat and produce, but it can be done. Pub lix often has coupons in the paper for money off meat, produce, deli, seafood etc ... Until then there are ways to save on meat and produce. Locally Winn-Dixie rou tinely marks down meat every few days. Thursday and Fridays are great days to nd the stickered meat markdowns. Tonight while shopping Winn-Dixie I came across Hormel Bacon with $3 off red stickers and I was able to use my Hormel Bacon coupon. There is nothing wrong with the meat; it just needs to be moved so that fresher meat prod ucts can be rotated in. You can save up to 50 percent off the meat and freeze it for up to six months at a time. If you have a fresh food vacuum saver, you can freeze it longer. Walmart and Target also mark down meat on occasion as well. Aldi and Save-A-Lot have great prices on meat as well. But if you do not have the time to go from store to store trying to save a buck, then price matching is the way to go. Target and Walmart both price match all other local competitor store ads. You can go to one store and get the prices of all your favorite stores like Publix, Winn-Dixie, CVS, Walgreens, Aldi, Save-a-lot etc. Simply show the cashier the exact same item in the sales yer and you will get that price. You can do this at any register in Walmart, but at Target you will need to go to customer ser vice. By price matching your produce and meat needs, you will have a great variety of fruit, vegetables and meat to build meals from. By just shopping at one store, you are limited to purchasing the produce and meat items that are on sale. Another option is your local fresh produce market. The fruits and vegetables mainly come from local farmers and growers. You are help ing the community and your local growers as well as getting the freshest products available. If you live near a local grower/farmer consider bartering a service of yours in trade for fresh produce and vegetables. Stay tuned next week for more ways to save without clipping a coupon.Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to re duce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Senseney travels the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Senseney for more informa tion at Tanya@DivineSavings. com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information.How to save without clipping SAVINGS DIVATanya Senseney Dear Abby: Im incredibly fond of my friend Russell. He is always supportive, considerate and kind to me. However, I know that he is into S&M and this worries me, as I cant reconcile the two different people a gentle person with someone wanting to dominate and possibly hurt a woman in bed. Should I be worried that Russell is hiding a dark side that will eventual ly come out and ruin our friendship? Worried Friend in AustaliaDear Worried: You and Russell must be very close friends if he is describing his sexual practices with you. My experts tell me that acting out on aggressive fantasies does not necessarily mean a person IS aggressive. As long as your relationship remains platonic, what he does in the bedroom shouldnt affect it. But if youre consider ing taking your friendship with Russell to another level, its important that you talk further about this. If this isnt something youre interested in exploring and it isnt for everyone then draw the line or move on. Dear Abby: Im a 14-year-old girl, and my mother just got home from rehab. I have been living with my grand mother for a year and a half. I want to tell my mother my feelings, but I dont want to hurt her. I love her, but Im still not over what she has done. She is barely home. She has meetings, and she likes to stay with her boyfriend. I think its too soon. She came home only a week ago. What do I do, Abby? Confused TeenDear Confused: You have my sympathy. I hope your mothers rehabilita tion will be successful. Its good that she is going to meetings, and I agree with you that its too soon for her to be staying with her boyfriend. However, shes unlike ly to accept hearing it from you or me, which is why you should talk to your grandmother about your feelings. Your mother might accept it if she hears from your grandmother that should there be any bumps in her relation ship with this man and there usually are a few that they could jeopardize her sobriety. Dear Abby: I have a 19-month-old son, Nicky. He stays at my in-laws house most days while my husband and I work. Lately, Ive noticed when I go to pick him up that Grandma and Grand pa like to give him kiss attacks, where they hold him hostage and give him several kisses. Sometimes he lets them, and its not a problem. Other times he squirms, whines and tells them no. Its painful to watch, espe cially when they respond with, I know youre not going to like this, but Im going to do it anyway. I think this is a huge violation of my sons boundaries. It teaches him he should just give in because nobody cares that hes un comfortable. My husband thinks Nicky is too young to understand, and that its not going to hurt him to have extra affection. Im an affectionate per son who likes to hug and kiss my son, too, but if hes not in the mood, I let him be. Who is right? Loving Mommy in ColoradoDear Loving Mommy: You are. Affection is some thing welcome. If you dont want it, its not affec tion. The most signicant issues in child development have to do with nur turing and building trust. However well meant, holding a child hostage is more a display of power than affection. If your in-laws stopped attacking, your son would be more likely to seek their affection when he wants it. A better way to demonstrate their love for him would be to do something creative, like draw a picture showing their affection for him.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two book lets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mail ing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and han dling are included in the price.)Woman worries her gentle friend may be harboring dark side DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 As the Races get closer, its time to start thinking about what kind of cool food you could make at the Races. I have seen stuff out there that probably had a lot of thought into making it. I think you could impress your friends with something fun like pork tacos. They are easy to assemble and you can eat them with your hands. But I wouldnt just serve plain old pulled pork taco. I would want to jazz them up a bit with some heat and some kind of notwhat-youre-expecting spice. I have a recipe for you that has exactly that in it. It has some heat and some cinnamon. I tried this recipe because I want ed to see what the cinnamon would be like next to the heat from the chipotle peppers. I thought it was pretty good, but what made it over the top was the mango mint mojo that goes on top as a sauce. The mojo has a little habanero in it so be careful not to overdo and make it too spicy. Remember, you can always have a little fresh chopped habanero on the side for those who are brave. I would recommend you do all the prep for your tacos before going to the Races and then all you have to do is warm up your pork and assem ble them. I would also buy boneless pork so you dont have to worry about making sure all of the bone is removed when shredding the meat. I would put the mojo in a squeeze bottle. You might want to have a few backups because this sauce is really good. If you dont have a chaf ing dish to keep your pork hot at the event I recommend getting four clay bricks. Set either a grill pan or a large iron skillet over the bricks and place sternos under the skillet or grill pan. Place your pot of pulled pork on top of that. It so creative and is a nice presentation. Hope you enjoy this years Races. Cheers, Chef.CHIPOTLE/ CINNAMON PORK TAC OS 1 ounce chipotle pepper paste 1/4 ounce Seasoning, Sweet & Smoky Rub, Grill Mates 2-1/4 ounce Sugar, Brown, Light 40 each Tortilla, Flour, 6 6-2/3 pound Pork, Shoul der, Raw 1-1/4 quart Street Food: Mango Mint Mojo Prepare Mango Mint Mojo according to recipe. Blend spice rub and brown sugar. Rub bone less pork shoulder. Marinate in the refriger ator overnight. Place pork on a bakers rack in a roasting pan and place in a 325F oven. Baste occasionally with water to prevent scorching and cover with foil if necessary. Cook for 3-4 hours or until fork tender or can be shredded with the back of a knife. While still warm, pull pork into strips. Do not cut. To assemble: Slightly warm tortillas on a griddle. Place 2 oz. of pork in the center of each tortilla and serve with 1 oz. of Mojo.MANGO MINT MOJO SAUCE 18 ounce Mango, Fresh, Peeled, Diced 8 ounce Banana, Medium, Fresh, Diced 8 oz. Juice, Lime 2 ounce Mint, Fresh, Chopped 1 tbsp. Peppers, Chili, Ha banero, Fresh, Seeded, Minced 1 tsp. Spice, Cumin, GroundIn a non-stick pan, toast cumin until fragrant. Place the remainder of ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.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/.Pork tacos a good way to spice up your Race Week menu CHEFS CORNERTim Spain Courtesy photoThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 held its annual fashion show with Great Gatsby Garden Party theme and luncheon on Feb. 12. It was a great success and raised a lot of money for veterans. Nancy Galida was chairman and wishes to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who helped her, kitchen crew, decorators, servers and models. A very special thanks to Red Lobster for donating their delicious garlic rolls, Olive Garden for donating mints, Robbins Nursery and Garden Cafe at McLanes Country Garden for lending plants and wrought iron pieces for the Gatsby Garden Party setting. Thanks to Reggie Lemmen, who played music during the entire luncheon and fashion show. The models looked fantastic in their clothes from Dress Barn and Bon Worth. Wanda Reeves is thanked for all of her help.GARDEN PARTY M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com Around here you see a lot of articles and recipes calling for organic ingredients, you probably wonder why. Sometimes it is difcult to get organic ingredients so my feeling is that you should do your best to use the most naturally grown and prepared organic in gredients in all your dishes that you can reasonably accomplish and forget the rest. As long as you are do ing your best that is all any one can ask. But, I want to explain why organic is best when you can get it. You might have noticed your grocery starting to carry what they call, conventionally grown and organic products. Essentially, conventionally means pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and antibiotics were used. Organic means that the farmer uses the most natural practices possible using compost, and the science of benecial insects and or birds to reduce pests. They allow their animals to eat organic feed and to go outdoors. Rather than antibiotics to ght disease they keep their housing clean, and feed appropriate balanced diets to the animals. Only products that are completely organic can carry the USDA seal. Non single ingredient products that have most of their ingredients, 95 percent can say Organic, products made with mostly, 70 per cent organic, can say Made with organic ingredients. Labels that say all-natural, free range or hor mone-free may or may not also be organic. These labels are good so that you know what youre buying. So why buy organic? Here are some reasons that I believe are true: Organic tastes better Organic is more nutritious Organic has no pesticides Organic is best for the environment Organic often supports local farmers Whether or not you can afford to purchase all or ganic ingredients, remem ber that one small change helps whether its just that you want to support a local farmer, or whether you are worried about contaminants in your childs food.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. Find out more at www.savingdinner.com.Why you should try to use organic food DINNER DIVALeanne Ely ADESBIBIHATSRADARS LEFTSIDESISISELISHA DAIRYGODMOTHERDISPEL ALLUDETORIISMACHETE STEMOFNOTEVARIANTS MALREMRAINMAN OTSEGOOREOCLOYDRAM TWODIVESFORATENJCOLE TILTETESANILMOHAIR OXIDANTSANNOYABIDES ATEEBBGUNLISP CLORISSALEMMOLESKIN LATENTCLEOSULLANSA UNRIGNODRILLSAIRLINE BEANJAPELAICSCOTTS CHIMERATELTHO SPIRALEDTHERESSASH TALENTSSTYECOMOESTA ATEASESCIENCEDICTION CENSEREARNBLONDEALE KNEELSAREASLITAMES CROSSWORD SOLUTION M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Dr. Joni Jones, podiatric phy sician and surgeon of the foot, and Steve Hise, ther apist/consultant, were the guest speakers at the Lake Placid Noon Rotary clubs luncheon held on Feb. 20. Jones started off with a tap dance entertaining Rotarians. Jones owns Se bring Foot Care and she treats patients for all ankle or foot injuries and sprains. She also treats them for heel spurs, neuromas, ultrasounds and lesions, neuropathies, ath letes foot, bunions and hammer toes. Hise then explained the benets of laser therapy. It is the wave of the future in pain management. It can treat arthritis, bursi tis, sports injuries, Achilles tendonitis, occupational injuries, repetitive motion injuries, post-sur gical swelling, heel pain, wound bruising and much more. It is a non-surgical treatment with no negative side effects, rapid results and it can speed the healing process. Hise spoke of patients coming into the ofce that could barely walk and after laser treatments they were completely healed. Call (863) 547-5406 for Hise or 382-3228 for Dr. Joni Jones, or visit them at 206 W. Center Ave.Rotarians learn about foot care Courtesy photoDr. Joni Jones and Steve Hise from Sebring Foot Care spoke to members of the Lake Placid Rotary Club last week. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Or chid Society of Highlands County will hold its eighth annual show, Years of Orchids, at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. The hours of the show will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30. Admission is $3 per per son over the age of 12. This is an American Or chid Society judged show. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the best plants in different categories. Individuals who have plants they want judged need to bring them to the Ag Center before 4 p.m. Friday, March 29. The plants must be free of dis ease and have the correct name tag. This is open to the public and for more information go to the Or chid Society website, or chidsocietyhighlands. org/. More than 1,000 bloom ing orchids of variosu types and sizes will be on display for the public to enjoy. Door prizes will be awarded hourly and there will be an opportunity table with large blooming orchids to be rafed. Also, books on orchid grow ing will be for sale. People new to orchids and those wanting to know about them will not want to miss this event. Infor mation and applications for membership in the Or chid Society of Highlands County will be available. The Orchid Society holds its meetings on the fourth Monday of each month at the Sebring Civic Center on Center Street behind the Sebring Library. There will be six grow ers offering reasonably priced, quality orchids plus educational information about orchids. The list of growers is as follows: Awesome Orchids of Lake Placid, Elliott Orchids and Red Hawk Orchids, both of Okeechobee, Odoms Or chids of Fort Pierce, Quest Orchids of Miami, and Ritter Tropic 1 Orchids of Kissimmeee. The Ridge Or chid Society of Lakeland and the Orchid Society of Highlands County will also have exhibits. Green Barn Orchid Supplies of Delray will have a large se lection of orchid-growing supplies and will present a short educational seminar on both afternoosn. A special treat this year will be a display of orchidrelated artwork provid ed by students of Cracker Trail Elementary School of Sebring. For additional information regarding the show or the society, contact either Pete Otway at 699-1575 or Lori Coon at 414-3381.Orchid Society to celebrate 20 years with show on March 29 Courtesy photoGFWC Lake Placid Womans Club welcomed two new members at the February meeting, bringing the total to nine for this club year. Pictured are Mary Joy Whelpton (from left) with Terry Daisey and Marilyn Stokes with Paula Pero.LP WOMANS CLUB ADDS MEMBERS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The February meeting of the Avon Park Founders Gar den Club was held at the home of Pam Johnson. Guest speaker was David Austin, the Urban Horticulture Faculty and Master Gardener coordinator with the Highlands County Cooperative Ex tension Service. Austin spoke on the various methods of plant propagation, from sowing seeds to root and air layering. He explained the differences in terminate and indeterminate plants. He gave some interesting items of infor mation that included how gardeners who smoke can pass on tobacco mosaic disease to plants by touching them with their bare hands. During the business meeting, members were informed of the times that the Avon Park Springtime on the Mall Festival will be held and all were asked to set aside time to help at the booth. Herb seeds were handed out to start plants for the sale. A collection was taken up to contribute to the District IX Pennies for Pines program. President Betty Hannah announced that Florida Arbor Day will be held on the fourth Friday in April and asked members to recommend areas to plant a tree. Rosie Longanecker was appoint ed to chair this committee. Hannah asked members to consider heading the committee for the yard tour, tentatively set to held in April. Anita Helbig told the group that two more of the mannequins that have been used by the club in the past have been donated to the Highlands Little Theatre. She also asked the group for suggestions for the Yard of the Month award as none had been selected for this month. Hannah presented a lifetime mem bership to the Florida Federation of Gardeners Club to Martha Williams. Martha has been the club treasurer for many years and is always willing to help with any project the club under takes. She is the third member of the club to be honored with this award. The next meeting of the Founders Garden Club will be held March 13 with a program on planting by the phases of the moon. Anyone interested in attending can call 452-1927.AP Garden Club learns about many propagation methods Courtesy photoBetty Hannah (right), president of the Avon Park Founders Garden Club, presents Martha Williams with a life membership to the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GFWC Womans Club of SebringSEBRING A unique fashion show held Feb. 21 by the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring was a wonderful event for the 100-plus women who attended. One end of the club house was transformed into a boutique lled with unique jewelry and clothing for all occasions from sizes petite to 3x. The women found and purchased on site the outts and accessories of their choice and to their delight they received a 20 percent discount. After an hour of shopping, a delightful lunch was served consisting of a bountiful vegetable salad topped with grilled chicken or baked salmon, rolls, butter, lemonade, ice tea, or coffee and a selection of cheesecake or chocolate petit ores. Then the style show began featuring members of the womans club as models: Bobbie Harrell, Barbara Sherr, Tootie Marschke, Rusty Sherman, Louanne Boudreau and Beverly Smith-Ford.Lake Placid Garden ClubLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club fundraiser was a great success. The event was held at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge on Feb.8. President Alice Stahr welcomed everyone to an afternoon of fashions, door prizes, opportunity table and entertainment by Elvis, Al Pelski. A de licious lunch was catered by Elks, chef Vince Connel and served by Sandy Lopes and ladies from Potter House. Models were members, Sue Grady and Celeste Tharp, for Amber Louise & Accessories: Maryel Clare and Sue Wilson, for Bon Worth: Margo Sanders and Patsy Stamm, for Chic Chick Boutique: Polly Moody and Sue Rood, for Dress Barn: David Austin and Shirley Puzey, for Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear. Cindy Trainor, coor dinator. Moderator was Sally Kinsey. Escorting the models were Bill Watson and Jerry Kinsey. The Garden Club would like to give special thanks to everyone who made the event a great success: Lake Placid Elks and the donations by members, local merchants, oppor tunity prizes and ticket purchasers on making the fashion show spectacular.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID Meetings of TOPS 632 are held at the Womens Club House in Lake Placid every Monday. Weigh in is between 3 and 3:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 4. Leader Judy OBoyle asked how members deal with friends or family when they say, Why are you dieting; youre not fat. or You dont have to lose weight. People need support to change their way of eating so that it is healthier. Members are healthi er and at the TOPS club they nd that kind of support that they dont get elsewhere. There was another net loss of 28.50 pounds. Mary Lou Lilja was the best loser and her name was also drawn for the travel gift. She has to lose three more weeks to earn the prize. The alphabet con test winners were Team I, Linda Pollard; Team II, Nancy Reed; Team III, Mary Lou Lilja; and the KOPS team, Jean Trahan. Next week the letter will be T. Mary Andersons Dont Spill The Beans con test ended with the following being prize winners: Nancy Reed, Joan Dunn, Anna Harrington, Gail Shane, Putt Crandall, Betty Snyder, Donna Raaf, Linda Pollard, Barbara Embick, and Jean Trahan. The Red Bean team lost so they have to put on a skit for the White Bean team. Barbara Huff is in charge. The No No for the com ing week is pie and the Yess are to drink eight glasses of water a day and eat one tablespoon of peanut butter a couple times a week. Visit any Monday after noon or call 260-0831 for more information.SNAPSHOTS CLUBS NEWS Special to the News-SunSEBRING At the Feb. 10 meeting the women of the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring enjoyed a salad luncheon with dessert and drinks provided by members of the Community Service Conservation Committee. The meeting proceeded with Sissel Hopper, chairwoman, introducing guest speaker Charlie Reynolds, Master Gardner of the Year in Highlands County. Reynolds spoke of his journey to become a Master Gardner and then he spoke about the fact that citrus is not native to Flor ida, but that it was originally from Asia. He discussed citrus greening and he stated that soil Ph is very important to the success of any grass, shrub or tree. Reynolds was presented with a monetary gift from the Womans Club by Sis sel Hopper. The general meeting progressed with committee reports, announcements, and was concluded with the approval of the modied by-laws. Community Service International Affairs will be the program emphasis for the March meeting. Lunch will be a catered Mexican self-serve taco bar. Reser vations are requested.Reynolds explains importance of soils pH to Womans Club Courtesy PhotoSissel Hopper presents Charlie Reynolds with a monetary gift. Courtesy photoShirley Bott, Lake Placid Elks Lodges new Lady Elk of the Month, has been active for many years and has been a loyal Lady Elk. She has hosted the Paradise Village luncheon since it started, has been the hospitality chairlady and worked in the kitchen with her husband Herman on many occasions. The Botts have taken over the newsletter mailing committee and she has helped with the lodge cleaning. Lady President Vicci Grant said she is also the one who does the beautiful calligraphy for the certicates that are presented.L.P. LADY ELK OF THE MONTH BY NEIL SIMPSONSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING The 2014 Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet concluded last week with a huge party in the Tanglewood clubhouse. Several hundred people came to party with their friends and neighbors, to enjoy lunch and lots of drinks, as well as to take a chance on winning one of 96 prizes. At the end of the day lots of people went home carrying or riding their prizes. The biggest winners of all are those who will benet from enhanced treatment for cancer, thanks to ongoing research that is being funded, in no small way, by the efforts of the residents of Tanglewood. At the conclusion of the party, it was announced that this years many events had raised a total of $65,100 for cancer research, bringing the Tanglewood total over 15 years to an astounding $495,000. Bob Weed provided great music and lots of people were on the dance oor, especially for line dances. The scrump tious Bob Evans bacon turkey wraps were washed down by ample beer, soda and water provided by Hometown America. This was followed by fabulous sundaes served up by the parks Red Hatters. Ticket sellers could be seen every where. With an arms length of tickets in hand, residents strolled through the door prize room checking out the 35 prize packages donated by local mer chants then made their way into the rafe room where 40 prizes, all donated by Tanglewood residents, were on display. During the event, things came to a standstill as the lucky winners of the hourly 50/50 draws were announced. The ladies were the lucky ones with Pauline Leonardo, Elayne Macdonald and Cheryl Semmelroth each winning a large share of the $1,910 doled out. Eileen Giordano took home the beautiful quilt rafed off by the Tanglethread Quilters. Winners of premium prizes donat ed by Hometown America, Drs. Thakkar, Patel and Avalos, Florida Hospital, Gary and Gerry Humphrey, and Sevigny Eye Care were; Kristie Plank, Jerry Elen baas, Neil Simpson, Bob Yeager, Cindy Gallenberger, Ron Bowman, Gloria Vegh and double winner, Marvin Strope. The last prizes to be awarded were six Razor Scooters donated by Alan Holmes of Edward Jones. Much to everyones amazement, after ve winners had been announced, the back door to the hall opened and two more scooters came tearing in, bringing the total number to eight. Riding home on battery powered scooters were Bill Henry, Larry Conrad, Lowell Henline, Ronda Poorbaugh, Katie Oatman, Jan Garrison, Gloria Olson and Heather Paine.Tanglewood approaches $500,000 in contributions to cancer research Courtesy photoAlan Holmes (standing) of Edward Jones gave away six Razor Scooters during Tanglewoods wrap up of its Cancer Benet drive. Riding home on battery powered scooters were Bill Henry, Larry Conrad, Lowell Henline, Ronda Poorbaugh, Katie Oatman, Jan Garrison, Gloria Olson and Heather Paine. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 PLACID LAKES PARTY L INEBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID Pioneers of Placid Lakes are reminded to call the town hall, 465-4888, for the March 13 meeting at the Placid Lakes Country Club at 11:30 a.m. This will be an organizational meeting to create a historical com mission in Placid Lakes to preserve and protect our heritage with information gathered by this group. The Placid Lakes Social Circle will also meet on the same day, March 13, at 4 p.m. at the Placid Lakes Country Club to go over plans for the upcoming day trips in April and/ or May. The Litter Patrol is work ing on another cleanup day. We can use volunteers; we supply the gloves, bags, safety vests. Also, grabbers. The date is March 8 at 8 a.m.; we welcome golf carts, and if you have a trailer, thats even better! Help us keep our village green.TOWN AND COUNTRY MHPBy Janet DaySEBRING On Feb. 8, park members enjoyed the rst park-wide birth day celebration hosted by Hal and Wendy Johnson featuring ice cream, cake and punch and entertainment by Lora Patton, a local vocalist. Members donated food for the local Humane Society. By our standards, we thought we collected a great amount of food but when Wendy and Hal delivered the supply, they learned this amount would feed the animals for approximately only one week. This reects the number of animals housed there. An ongoing effort by Nancy Dubuque of Town and Country has been to feed and tame stray cats who wander into the park during her win ter stay. These she transports to the Human Society where eventually they are available for adoption. To aid her in temporarily housing these animals, Mark and Becky Sims have constructed a shelter in their storage ar eas that Ive been told is fantastic with individual cages and more. Between Nancy and the Sims the animals are receiving great care and will hopefully provide wonderful pets to a desirable family. Nancy presently has available a grown cat (Boots) and three kittens until Humane Society openings occur. Kudos to Nancy and the Sims interest/car ing for Gods small creatures. The Chili Cook-off and Slave Auction was Feb.22 and well report the out come next time. Park members have experienced a rash of var ious illnesses/hospitalizations in February including Bill Aeschliman, Cindy DiVietro, Natalie Checkley, Nancy Dubuque, Claudia McManus. Marilyn White, Daphne Rigle, and Betty Geiter are still healing from health issues. Our prayers and best wishes are extended to all for complete recuperation. It is good to see Alan Grossman out walking Olivia after healing well from fusion surgery. We are sorry to hear Ray Dubuque traveled north due to serious illness of his son; we pray for strength, healing and recovery, and safety as Ray travels in the snowy northeast. Sincere sympathy to Shirley and Lee Lund gren on the passing of her mother in Minnesota this past week. The Heartland Barber shop Chorus features their annual concert, How the West Was Lost, on March 14 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Union Congregational Church in Avon Park. Our own Richard Eade is a par ticipant. We will be hear ing a sample of the program at our homeowners association meeting on March 3 when a quartet group performs. Mens Breakfast out is at the Blue Crab on March 12. March events also in clude a park breakfast and Italian dinner. Ongoing daily activities continue with all residents welcome. I read of the Hermanns Royal Lipizzan Stallions dress performance at Myakka City on March 9 at 4 p.m. Adult tickets $12. Sounds like an interesting day trip. Thanks to our park managers and park own er, we now have round tables in the clubhouse. This arrangement will hopefully provide easier movement for dinners/events. Great news today that our pool is open and operating. Several residents and visitors have been disappointed to hear the pool is down, so great news. Thank you. Speaking of visitors, February must take the record for visitations to the park. Chuck and I were happy to have our son and grandson for a brief visit but know Ill miss some if I attempt to credit others for adding to the tourist business. It is a pleasure to show off our lovely park to others. There are homes available for sale. March birthdays include Cynthia DeVeitro, Lin da Hartley, Jerry Niedzielski, Dolly Blonde, Bette Chapel, Marion Hibbard, Marge Cerda, Elli Schweitzer, Mary Tennant, Connie Mullen and Doug Purdy. Happy day to all and a Happy St. Patricks Day.T RO PICAL HARBOR E STATESBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID Crazy Cards were played by a full house and everyone enjoyed the evening Feb. 15. Cake and coffee were served while the scores were tallied. People went home with prizes and more prizes. Thanks to the cooperation from the peo ple in this park, we took in $900 for the Nu-Hope Elder Care Services in this area. Sunday evening, the soup and sandwich meal of chicken noodle soup and minestrone soup and meat ball sandwiches were served by the Help ing Hands Committee. The Valentine theme was still carried out in the table settings. Even if Valentines Day was over, no one turned down the chocolate at each place setting. Joan Rau was happy to tell that 132 people came to the meal. The Monday morning co-ed coffee was made by Debbie and Gary Henbrey and Pat Boggs. They served a variety of homemade goodies to go with the coffee. Our clubhouse is lled up for the coffee hour, which is great. Jan Hansons guests were Jean and Phil Olson from Minnesota. Bob and I had guests this weekend Harry Michelson from Mukwonago, Wis. and his daughter, Ann Tack ett from Land OLakes. Harry and Bob have been friends for some 60 years, going back to their college days. Helen Todd has also had guests for the past week her daughter-inlaw, Rosemary Todd, and granddaughter, Mandalea Todd. Peggy Sue Teague, our emcee, read the list of birthdays and the follow ing were present: Melanie Cornwell, Wilma Miller, Tom Walton, Rita Ander son, Jim Van Camp, Alice Fazio and Jerry Hallet. Marilyn Cromer played Happy Birthday on the piano and everyone in the clubhouse sang. Carol Noel gave her car ing report and on the list were Art Schoening and Jim Heth. Steve and Juaneta Johnsons granddaughters husband was killed in a car accident. Remember to sign all the caring cards, as we do care. Carolyn Reece is selling luminaries for the Relay for Life. Buy these in memory of your loved ones. They will be placed around the circle on the evening of March 8. It is a beautiful sight. March 5 is the Strawber ry Festival bus trip, which is $20 and the admission ticket of $8. March 20 is the boat trip for the Red Hats and their friends. They will be going up the Caloosahatchie River. They will be given a buffet meal and entertainment on the boat. Doesnt it sound like a fun day? Dont forget the carryin dinner at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27. Bring a dish to pass and your own table setting and an appetite. The book club meets at 7 p.m. that same day. So well have to eat and run to the meet ing. The ladies coffee meeting was held by Charlotte Charlton. The coffee was set up by Marysue Willeke and Marilyn Cromer. The guests present were NAncy Michaels, Cynthia Rutledge from St. Thomas, Ontario. Canada. Cynthis is Charlottes Canadian friend. Charlotte went through the rest of the activities for February. The activities for March are starting up with the Mens Pancake Breakfast on March 1; Inky Fingers is always the rst Mon day of each month. The HOA meeting is Monday, March 3. The mens breakfast out is the rst Tuesday morning of each month at the Truck Stop. Darts is every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Nu-Hope sewing is every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Other dates coming up will be the Memorial Fun dRaiser, Eunice Browns 80th birthday party, The Tropical Harbor Spring Choral Concert and the Nu-Hope Movie. Debbie Henbrey called it to our attention that our local re department has received a grant to pro vide the residents living in mobile homes in our area with working smoke alarms. If your smoke alarm needs replacing or needs new battiers and you do need assistance, call 699-3753. The ladies lunch out Feb. 18 was held at Mi chaels in Spring Lake with Doris Dornbach and Mary Dixon hosting. All 68 ladies had a very nice time at Michaels with these ladies hosting. Door prizes were also given away. The Mustangs went to the Caddy Shack Bar and Grill in Sebring. The arrangements were made by Bob Reed for the 18 men. If youre not part of the solution, youre part of the problem.W OOD H AVEN E STATES B RIDGE SCORESHere are this weeks bridge scores for Woodhaven Estates: Party Bridge: First Ray Krahn Second Ken Meyer Third Nancy Pratt Duplicate Bridge: First Laurie LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson Second (a tie) Ray and Roz Krahn, and Bob Helton and Nancy Pratt Third Betty Frizzell and Ken MeyerFRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Courtesy photoWendy and Hal Johnson deliver Town and Country members donated animal food to the Humane Society. Get the paper delivered to you! N EWS -S UN M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 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 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.13000485GCAXMX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER KELLEY AKA 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, AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORID A 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: LOT 9,BLOCK 30,SEBRING COUNTR Y 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 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 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2013-000376-CA 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, 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; ANGELA 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 AVENUE,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 Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 13-01142 RCS February 19,26,2014 LOT 543,SEBRING RIDGE SECTION A,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 45,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100,Boca Raton,Florida 33487 on or before March 19,2014 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Highlands County,Florida,this 17th day of February,2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK February 26; March 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO:13000600GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN ESTATE OF WILLIAM O.TIELERT,DECEASED; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; SUSAN TIELERT; CHRISTOPHER TIELERT; UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST DATED 12/17/2007; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES UNDER TRUST DATED 12/17/2007; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,ET AL Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO:THE UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST DATED 12/17/2007 AND UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES UNDER TRUST DATED 12/17/2007 whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors, creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interest by,through,under or against the Defendants,who are not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:GC-12-001120 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. NORMAN D.MCLARTY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NORMAN D.MCLARTY; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; and any unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, creditors,and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,will on the 17th day of March,2014,at 11:00 o'clock A.M.at the in 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.,offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash,the following-described property situate in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 44,BLOCK 3,ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES,UNIT NO.11,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 48,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court,the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus,if any,resulting from the foreclosure sale,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 13th day of December,2013. 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 the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired,call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) 314848 February 21,28,2014 1050Legals 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 SOTO 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 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. 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 DEat 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. 485130023 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; A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE A BOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE,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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-59 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF MARY G.RUSS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of MARY G.RUSS,deceased, File Number PC 14-59,by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was August 13, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $25,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address HUGH L.RUSS,JR.116 Parkview Circle Lake Placid,FL 33852 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,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 26,2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Hugh L.Russ Jr. 116 Parkview Circle Lake Placid,Florida 33852 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: / s/ Pamela Karlson PAMELA T.KARLSON Florida Bar Number:0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863)465-5033 Fax:(863)465-6022 E-Mail:pam@karlsonlaw.com February 26; March 5,2014 1050Legals

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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-34 IN RE:ESTATE OF LORELL DIPP Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LORELL DIPP,deceased,whose date of death was September 14,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 26,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Deborah S.Chrisman 3190 Topview Court Rochester Hills,Michigan 48309 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ William J.Nielander Florida Bar Number:0386014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 E-Mail:wjn@nielander.com February 26; March 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28 2010 CA 000801 XXAXMX U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGEBACKED TRUST MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-3, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL W.ZIMMERMAN A/K/A MICHAEL WAYNE ZIMMERMAN; PATRICIA M.ZIMMERMAN F/K/A PATRICIA M.VINSAND,ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 20,2012,and entered in Case No.28 2010 CA 000801 XXAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-3 (hereafter ``Plaintiff''),is Plaintiff and MICHAEL W.ZIMMERMAN A/K/A MICHAEL WAYNE ZIMMERMAN; PATRICIA M. ZIMMERMAN F/K/A PATRICIA M.VINSAND; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.,AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS LLC,are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 25th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 3 AND 4,OF SMITH-MCGINNIS COS. RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 2 TO 5 INCLUSIVE BLOCK 25,AVON PARK FLORIDA,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 40,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. Dated this 20th day of February,2014. (SEAL) ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 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. OC3350-13/sp February 26; March 5,2014 28-2013-CA-000310,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC (hereafter ``Plaintiff''),is Plaintiff and LINNETTE HAUGHTON; CIT OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; EAST PALMHURST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.,are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING, at 11:00 a.m.,on the 25th day of March, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 4,IN BLOCK 232,OF EAST-PALMHURST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. Dated this 20th day of February,2014. (SEAL) ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 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. FN3399-11NS/vs February 26; March 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000310 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LINNETTE HAUGHTON; CITY OF SEBRING,FLORIDA; EAST PALMHURST HOMEOWNERS A SSOCIATION,INC.; Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 8, 2013,and entered in Case No. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13000882GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LOIS J.PEIRCE,ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): LOIS J.PEIRCE (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address:1517 CLEARVIEW CT, SEBRING,FL 33870 A dditional address:4570 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, SEBRING,FL 33870 A dditional address:1908 FERNWAY ST,#1, SEBRING,FL 33872 A dditional address:209 JAY AVE,SEBRING, FL 33870 Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 1,BLOCK 1,LAGO VISTA,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 11,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.A/K/A 1517 CLEARVIEW CT,SEBRING,FL 33870 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to David A.Friedman,Esq.at VAN NESS LAW FIRM P.A.,Attorney for the Plaintiff,whose address is 1239 E.NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE,SUITE #110,DEERFIELD BEACH,FL 33442 on or before April 1,2014 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.This notice is provided to Administrative order No.2065 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 19th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk FN2597-13NS/asc February 26; March 5,2014 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 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 2000 Employment 2100Help Wanted CITY OF AVON PARK 3X21 AD # 00035969CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00036257 SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X2 AD #00035971 AT HOME PROFESSIONALS 2X3 AD # 00036081

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com H2A COMPLETEII, Inc 10 Temporary workers needed in DeSoto County, MS. from approximately March 17, 2014 Dec. 15, 2014. Following Supervisors instructions the worker may shovel, haul, spread manure, dig holes, ditches, and trenches. Manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties and field crops. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilizers, transplanting, weeding, thinning or pruning crops, applying pesticides, cleaning, grading, packing and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings and participate in irrigation activities. Work in extreme weather conditions. Proper work attire is required. There will be a 1 week training period and 2 week probation period. A Worker 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 too 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 to work. A pply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS. 662-342-4002, AL. 256-259-1835, LA. 318-676-7705, Fl. 863-385-3672, using job order #MS89977. FULL TIMEExperienced Hospitalist A RNP Needed for Local Sebring Hospital Please send resume to s.dyal@achhospitalist.com EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for mproving 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 2100Help Wanted KNOW?rf ntbtffb nnntttbf ntfnftftbtb nbntft tttfbtf fntttt tttbttt fbt tttr fntbt trfn fntbnb tftDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B1 1 KAWASAKI VULCAN1500. 1988, Good condition, 20,000 miles, new tires, leather saddle bags. $1850.00 or best offer. 863-465-7112 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 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. SOLD!!!!! 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation ROTTWEILER PUPPIES,8 wks. old. $400. Health certs & shots. Will email photos. 863-452-5001 PUG PUPPIES,Fawn color. One male and one female, pure bred pug with no papers. Born January 3. First shots and wormed. Reasonable price to good home only, both parents on site. Call 910-382-5660.NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies CUB CADETLTX1040 MOWER AS GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT VIJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 CRAFTSMAN 42''CUT LAWN TRACTOR Very good condition with bag attachments in excellent condition, $450 OBO. 863-446-0034 CRAFTSMAN 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 & GardenWANTED CHEVROLETS-10, 2 wheel drive, standard shift, in the 90's. Any engine, good or bad. Good body. 810-516-9152 7340Wanted to Buy SEBRING FALLSRyant Blvd. to 1541 Caribbean Rd., March 1, 8am-2pm. Coleman grill, edger, household, lots of misc. SEBRING -WOODHAVEN Estates off Brunns Rd. 22 homes, Feb. 28, 8am-5pm; March 1 8am-1pm. Furniture, crafts, jewelry, kids toys, power tools. Lots of misc. items. Something for everyone! SEBRING -LARGE MULTI-FAMILY sale, 1920 Brunns Rd. Lot 19 (off Hammock Rd.) Fri.-Sat. Feb. 28 & March 1, 8am-2pm. Household goods, table & chairs, lamps, chairs, Xmas village houses, books. SEBRING -GREAT SALE Sat., March 1, 8400 Pine Glen Rd. Everything you could imagine! Pressure cleaner, baby beds, clothing for all ages! Something for the big girls too! Old toys! Bikes and hot wheels, Chevy truck engine. SEBRING -GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat. Feb. 28th & March 1st, 8am-2pm, 2328 Glen Dr. (off Whispering Pines). Musical instruments, jewelry, ham radio antennas, ladies bike, misc. SEBRING -5218 LAFAYETTE AVE., Sat.-Sun., Mar. 1 & 2, 8am-2pm., Furniture, Knick Knacks, Household Items, Sm. Appliances, Sporting Goods. Much More! LAKE PLACIDThur. -Fri. 8 4. Sat. 8 12. 219 Kumquat Rd. NE. Tools, fishing equip., & household. LAKE PLACIDHuge Yard Sale!!! Fri. Sat, 8 ?. 1741 Citadel St. Household items, tools, electronics, collector plates, baseball cards & much much more! AVON PARK2515 N. Arrowhead Rd. Furn., vintage items & jewelry, small appl., tools, kitchen ware, clothing & more! Fri. 2/28 Sat. 3/1. 8 ?. SEBRING FALLSANNUAL Garage/Bake Sale "Sebring Falls" MHP Sat. Mar. 1ST., 8AM till noon. All kinds of items, electrical, linens, furniture, books, puzzles, glassware. Bake sale and concessions. Everyone welcome! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WEIGHT BENCHwith 80 pounds. $75. Good Condition. 863-453-3398 PROJECTION T.V.60". Works. $100. Call 863-453-6391 NEW BLACKAND DECKER Hedge Trimmer $20. 863-243-8643 KITCHEN TABLEw/6 chairs. Good cond. Light oak. $100. 863-453-6391 GOLF CLUBS(Full Set) Leather Trimmed Bag / Head Covers / Pull Cart w/ fold down attached seat. $40. 863-385-7295 FLAT SCREENTV SANYO H.D. 26 INCH. Good Condition. $50. 863-243-8643 7310Bargain Buys FISHER PRICERain Forest Design Infant Swing and Activity & Gym. Very Good Condition. Both for $50. 863-381-2600 DRIVER /MEN'S NIKE $45. 863-453-3398 DOLL HOUSEFurn., Handmade from balsa wood, not for children. 5 rooms+ lots of acces. Includes doll house -needs special attention. $50. 863-402-2285 COLEMAN LANTERNNorth Star / Butane Fuel. Like New w/ extra Mantel. $20. 863-402-2285 CALLAWAY DRIVERLadies 10 degree $18. Golf Hammock Area. 269-963-7817 BIFOLD DOORS2, 75" long. 2 Bifold doors 66" long. 3 passage doors 30" wide. $15. the lot. 863-453-3104 ANTIQUEWICKERRocking Chair. Early 1900's, in good condition. Painted but needs special attention. $50. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain 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 HOT TUB Artesian, 4'9" x 6'7". Good cond. Original cost $6600. Now, $800. Call 863-991-0584 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. 7260MusicalMerchandise 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsRELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting.RENTED!!!! 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR, 1BA, on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Utilities & cable included $400/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORHOMES 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes MAUSOLEUM UNITS.(2). Oak Hill Cemetery. Lake Placid. $900. Call 863-449-0101 LAKEVIEW MEMORIALGARDENS side by side Deluxe Companion External Crypts. $5,000. Call 863-452-5860 4280Cemetery LotsTHE 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 Financial TREE COMPANYSEEKING F/T Employee. Experienced in Tree Work w/CDL. Call 863-655-1838 TESOL ADJUNCTINSTRUCTOR (P/T)Open until filled. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO. NIGHT AUDITOR, HOTEL JACARANDA Part-time, primarily 10 p.m. 2 a.m. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. Open until filled. 863-784-7132.EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. LOOKING FORLPN P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. We have a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online atwww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/floridaQuestions call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa LABORERS WITH CLEAN RECORD, Transportation, and No Wimps. Mid State Dewatering Call 863-385-2122 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. EXPANDING DAYSPA, Job Opportunity for a Massage Therapist, Stylist & Nail Tech. at a well Established & Successful Day Spa the Studio of Health & Beauty, MM21553. 1951 US 27 S. Sebring 33870. 863-386-0822. EXPERIENCED RESIDENTIAL ROOFERS NEEDED Call 863-402-9161 2100Help Wanted AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035576 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035577

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Canned fruits and vegetables can be used to make good meals that are good for you, too DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Lady Streaks sweep Heartland InvitationalA8B1Honors awarded at Military Ball A2 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, February 26-27, 2014 VOL. 95 N O 22 Fog in the AM, then increasing clouds High 79 Low 60 Details on A12Chefs Corner .......... B3 Classieds .............. B8 Clubs ....................... B5 Dear Abby ................ B2 Friends & Neighbors B7 Obituaries .............. A7 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING A home invasion Tuesday morning at Fountainhead Condominiums left Sebring Police Department, assisted by Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce, in search of a suspect following the early morn ing incident. SPDs Commander Steve Carr said the incident happened at 6:34 a.m. The home invasion involved a female victim. There were no inju ries. The suspect was a male and he did have a weapon. He ed from the scene and the K-9 unit initiated a track, said Carr. The SPD and HCSOs track ended at Waters Edge Apartments across from the Southgate Publix where SPD questioned neighbors and briey took one man into custody before releasing him without mak ing an arrest. They terminated the search without locating a suspect, Carr said Tuesday afternoon. The suspect is described as a white male with a stocky build. At the time of the incident, the sus pect was shirtless, unshaven and wore blue jeans. Anyone with any information re garding the suspects whereabouts or any information that may aid in the investigation may contact Carr at the SPD at 471-5108.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha. gholar@newssun.com or 385-6155 ext: 526.Sebring police seeking home invasion suspect Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Sebring Police Department with assistance from the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce question a potential suspect Tuesday at Waters Edge Apartments in Sebring. The suspect was released due to a lack of evidence.Manhunt turns up empty after early morning incident at Fountainhead Condominiums in Sebring BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Council members had very little discussion Monday night before approving lawsuit protection for City Man ager Julian Deleon as an amendment to his up coming contract renewal. Deleons contract is set to end Sept. 12, he said. Another part of the amendment was to ex tend his contract not for three more years, but for ve. The measure passed 4-1, with Councilman Garrett Anderson dissent ing. Anderson may face pay ing the legal fees on an ethics complaint he led against Deleon, which was later dismissed. An derson alleged that Deleon had used his position to investigate his busi ness for possible code violations, and that it was retaliation for voting against granting Deleon a time extension to sell his house in Lake Placid and move to Avon Park as re quired by the city charter. An investigation by the Florida Commission on Ethics dismissed the complaint in Septem ber 2013 under the statement that Anderson presented no probable cause to prove Deleon had done what he claimed.Deleon gets lawsuit fee protectionCouncilman pushes for increase in pay B Y BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Highlands County Community Pro grams/Administrative Project Manager Chris Benson said Tuesday that only two letters of interest about turning an aban doned clay pit and BMX track north of Avon Park into a shooting range were submitted to the county after being solicit ed earlier this month. The rst came from Boom Booms LLC, doing business as AimRight In door Shooting Range & Tactical Training Center. The company offered to put up a handgun range, rie and shotgun rang es as well as archery facilities. The proposal also offered supervised in struction and gun safety courses. A similar proposal was submitted by the Heart land Gun Club. They also proposed a shooting and archery range, offering their members as quali ed instructors. Both applicants indi cated they have petitions. Boom Booms also indi cated they have a binder in place with a National Rie Association-afliat ed insurance company for the site.Two groups show interest in proposed shooting range in AP Katara Simmons/News-SunBoom Booms Owner Steve Marabel (from left), Action Target Range Design Associate Jeremy Hebdon and Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Director Vicki Pontius meet Tuesday to discuss the possibility of opening a shooting range at the old BMX track in Avon Park. SEE DELEON | A6 SEE SHOOTING | A7 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING North Carolina artist Adam Walls stood back and admired his one-of-a-kind sculpture Father and Son Monday morning after Se bring Public Works employees unloaded the life-size toy tank onto a concrete slab in Rotary Park at the foot of the City Pier. So much of my art now symboliz es my hope to start a family one day soon, Walls said as he looked on while Polk Museum of the Arts Cu rator Adam Justice bolted the white, Sculpture installed at Rotary Park Samantha Gholar/News SunArtist Adam Walls puts a few nishing touches on his Father and Son sculpture Monday morning at Rotary Park. The piece is part of a year long outdoor sculpture exhibition hosted by Polk Museum of Art. Walls piece will be on display at Rotary Park for one year. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK In a reversal of recommendations from a of Southside citizens task force, the City Council voted to handle stormwater with a reten tion pond and not under ground piping. Mayor Sharon Schuler said she was confused why the Citizens Adviso ry Task Force for a Community Development Block Grant application would choose to allocate $140,000 more on drain age by piping stormwater from Delaney Avenue two City sinks Southside drainage plans SEE SCULPTURE | A5SEE CITY | A5

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 26, 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 publica tion becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as re printed, 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 URA C YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the news room at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. 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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 1927LOTTERYL OTTOSaturday, Feb. 22 4-5-14-33-39-46 X-3 Todays Jackpot: $14 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, Feb. 22 2-3-13-14-54 PB-4 X-5 Saturdays Jackpot: $50 millionM EGA M ONEYTuesday, Feb. 25 8-19-20-22 PB-22 Tuesdays Jackpot: $500,000M EGA M ILLION SFriday, Feb. 21 23-29-32-45-46 PB-15 X-5 Next Jackpot: $195 million CAS H 3 Saturday, Feb. 22 Day: 0-1-0 Night: 3-0-5 Sunday, Feb. 23 Day: 4-6-0 Night: 2-3-0 Monday, Feb. 24 Day: 6-5-5 Night: 5-8-3 P LAY 4Saturday, Feb. 22 Day: 2-5-5-7 Night: 1-1-9-1 Sunday, Feb. 23 Day: 3-0-0-7 Night: 5-2-5-5 Monday, Feb. 24 Day: 6-6-4-4 Night: 9-4-3-0 F ANTA S Y 5 Saturday, Feb. 22 5-18-22-25-33 Sunday, Feb. 23 13-15-23-27-35 Monday, Feb. 24 8-19-25-26-31NR AC meets todaySEBRING The Natural Resources Advisory Commission will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. today at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center (Conference Room 3), 4509 George Blvd.Iowa residents gathering todaySEBRING The annual gathering of Iowa residents present and past will be held today at Homers Restaurant. Registration and fellow ship will be at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and fellowship at 1:30 p.m. Call 735-0038.Square dance set T hursdayLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders will be hosting a square dance on Thursday with Larry Chatos cueing early rounds starting at 7 p.m. and Mike Doughty calling tips starting at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and visitors are al ways welcome. Square dance attire is optional. The Mardi Gras-themed dance will be held at Sunshine RV Resort lo cated on State Road 70, 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27, south of Lake Placid.Identity theft seminar plannedLAKE PLACID Theresa Ronnebaum from the Ofce of the Attorney General in Orlando will give a free seminar Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft at 2 p.m. Thursday at Southern Lifestyle ALF, 1297 US 27 North. Ronnebaum is a Victim Services Program Specialist with the Division of Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs in the Florida Ofce of the Attorney General, spe cializing in the area of Identity Theft. This seminar is host ed by Lake Placid Health Care, Southern Lifestyle ALF and Lake Placid Noon Rotary. Refreshments will be served. Call 465-0568.Leitzel to speak to DemocratsSEBRING The speaker at the Monday meeting of the Highlands County Democratic Party is Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, presi dent of SFSC. Meetings are held the rst Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at party headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, beside Ruby Tuesday. The public is welcome to attend.Gospel music at HomersSEBRING So Loved, featuring Bill and Judy Williams, will be singing southern gos pel music at Homers Smorgasbord, 1000 Sebring Square, at 6 p.m. on Friday. A love offering will be taken.Free financial seminar setSEBRING Travis Hill, Edward Jones nan cial advisor in Sebring, is hosting a free 35-minute educational seminar to discuss timely market topics and potential so lutions to help investors stay on track toward their nancial goals. The seminar will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Sebring Public Library, 319 W Center Ave.Womans Club sponsors Dessert Card PartySEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebrings dessert card and board game party will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Gamers may bring a lunch, but des sert and beverages will be provided as part of the $3 admission. The winner at each table will receive a monetary prize. The general public, both men and women, are encouraged to join the fun. Call Marjorie Blanda at 402-0654 or Bobbie Harrell at 4710904 to reserve a table.SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EW S CorrectionIn a story on page A7 Friday, the trainer of the mustang Desert Rose was misidentied. S uzanne Parks from Bit of Hope Ranch trained the horse while W olfes Born to Ride is her owner. Special to the News-SunSEBRING More than 75 Sebring High School International Baccalaure ate (IB) students will invade the Highlands Art League (HAL) on Satur day to host the communitys rst organized care mob. Like groups that orga nize a ash mob to promote awareness of an issue or a cash mob - as these students did last year to promote Mae Lees Deli the goal of the care mob is to promote com munity caring, awareness of HAL and the impor tance of art and culture in our local community. The students will spend the day cleaning, painting and landscaping HALs Art Village. Some supplies, such as a portion of the paint and mulch needed, as well as new irrigation and preparatory labor, have been donated by Marm er Construction, Edgewood Landscape, Scosta Supply/Porter Paints and Palmer Ace Hardware. The students are still in need of: Additional paint and mulch Painting supplies (brushes, drop cloths, painters tape, paint pans, rollers) Yard tools (rakes, shov els, wheelbarrows, buckets) Financial donations for supplies Anyone interested in supporting these stu dents with their care mob and helping to clean up the Highlands Art League, please call the HAL ofce at 385-5312, email Info@ HighlandsArtLeague.org or drop off your donation at HAL no later than noon Friday at 1989 Lakeview Drive in downtown Se brings Cultural Center.Student care mob invades HAL March 1 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bud Wallen, local representative for ESGR and Lake Plac id Elks representative to the Veterans Coun cil, was named the Veteran of the Year during the eighth annual High lands County Military Ball held Saturday at the Island View Restaurant. Unable to be pres ent to receive his award, Wallen will be present ed the award at the next Veteran Council meet ing on March 18. Wallen has served for several years on the ESGR (Employer Sup port of the Guard and Reserve), encouraging the employers to honor their Guard or Reservists with a position when they return should they be called up for active duty. Wallen has been a speaker at many of the local businesses and or ganizations, paving the way for these veterans to keep their job when they return. Kathy Rapp, com ing from a huge military family, is an avid sup porter of the veterans. She and her committee of Republican Women Network have worked several years in a row, to raise money for the Vet erans Assistance Fund and holding a Salute to Veterans program at the Sebring Elks. She has helped raise more than $17,000 for the veterans served by the Veterans Assistance Fund. Rapp was also the recipient of the 2013 Non-Veteran of the Year Award, present ed at last years Military Ball. The Unit of the Year award goes to Bruce E. Simpson AmVets Post 21 and their Ladies Auxil iary. The AmVets Ladies Auxiliary adopted a fam ily last year, seeing to each holiday and birth day during the year, as well as Mothers Day. They also adopted sev eral families for Thanksgiving and Christmas, ensuring there are meals for the holidays. Among the busiest of the vet eran organizations, the AmVets hold a func tion almost every day, including card games, darts, corn-hole games, line dancing, karaoke, and Monday Madness. Most of the proceeds from these events go to assist other veterans from Highlands County. Accepting the award was Joan Mix, representative for the Womens Auxilia ry, and Jo Adamson, representative for AmVets. The Military Ball be gan with an opening ceremony by Rick Ingler. Jack Richie, an Army veteran, explained the symbolic elements of the POW/MIA table. The Blessing of the Meal was provided by Barry Fos ter, with WWOJ, a huge supporter of local vet erans Billy Jewett, USMC China Marine, presid ed over the ceremonial toasts and the military cake cutting ceremo ny. Jewett was assisted by Elizabeth Waddell, USN CPO, (Ret). After the cake was sliced, the oldest veteran present. Robert Pye, 93, was pre sented his slice of cake by Waddell. Jewett sliced another piece of cake, handing it to Pye, who in turn served it to the youngest veteran pres ent, Yolanda Cantu, representing the passing of knowledge from the older generation to the younger. The entertainment for the evening was Bob Weed, a local DJ provid ing music and entertain ment for the evening. There were more than 180 people in atten dance, and 13 corporate sponsors helped sup port the Military Ball. All proceeds from the event will be added to the Veterans Assistance Fund for the Veterans Council of Highlands County, Inc. The Veteran Assis tance Fund The proceeds are set aside for veterans from Highlands County, who are full-time residents, having resided in the county for at least one year, and have found themselves in a nancial crisis. This is a one-time grant, up to $350. Wallen receives top honors at Military Ball Courtesy photoRick Ingler presents a plaque to Kathy Rapp for her work in raising money for the Veterans Assistance Fund and holding a Salute to Veterans program at the Sebring Elks. Courtesy photoElizabeth Waddell, USN CPO (Ret) assists Billy Jewett, USMC China Marine with the military cake cutting ceremony. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK SFSC art students, veterans, community leaders and residents unveiled an ar tistic tribute to Highlands County veterans at the Avon Park Hous ing Authority (APHA) Veterans Veranda dedication on Feb. 20. Cathy Futral, chair of the SFSC Art Department, helped design the mural that is now displayed permanently behind the APHAs Delaney Heights Communi ty Center. The SFSC art students who volunteered their time paint ing the project were Liz Carroll, Molly Haney, Alexandra Ibanez, Omar Montelongo, Casey Mull ins, Kristina Mullins, Steve Mullins, and Ashley Sims. The mural stands as an ac knowledgment of what generations of American veterans have done for our country, said Futral. Were acknowledging their pres ence in the community and creating something for their families and community members to be proud of and reminded of each day. It was a privilege to be a part of this profound experience, said Carroll, an SFSC student major ing in ne arts. Being from the Vietnam era, I was emotional ly involved in those wars. Quite a few of my friends have died serv ing our country or have been affected emotionally or physically as a result. Its important for us to honor and take care of those who have given their lives in order for us to be free. The new painting salutes those who served our country in the past and present. The mu ral reads, Freedom is not free. Without your sacrice, the cause would be lost. But you carried on ward, no matter the cost. The mural was inspired by the Fallen Soldier Battle Cross (a hel met, rie, set of dog tags, and a pair of boots) and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washing ton, D.C. We appreciate the colleges generosity for painting this beau tiful mural with a purpose of rec ognizing the value of our veterans and their service to our country, said Larry Shoeman, executive di rector of the APHA.SFSC students paint mural at AP Housing Authoritys Veterans Veranda Courtesy photo/Students from South Florida State College worked with the Avon Park Housing Authority to create a mural that honors Highlands County veterans. Pictured left to right: Steve Mullins, Casey Mullins, Alexandra Ibanez, Kristina Mullins, Omar Montelongo and Cathy Futral. Associated PressMIAMI The U.S. government has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn a nationwide ban on four giant snake species. Attorneys for Interi or Secretary Sally Jewell and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the United States Associa tion of Reptile Keepers has not sufciently ex plained why importing the snakes into the U.S. or transporting them across state lines was vital to research and conservation activities among its members. In a motion Friday in federal court in Wash ington, D.C., the government dismissed the associations claims that snake sales funded those activities. Not only are these interests entirely eco nomic, they are also totally unrelated to the environment: they in volve the breeding and selling of captive snakes as part of the pet industry, the mo tion states. The North Carolinabased association says the ban has cost rep tile breeders, handlers, hobbyists and vendors tens of millions of dol lars. Feds ask court to dismiss snake suit M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS When it comes to elections the NewsSun is all about getting electors to the polls, armed with useful infor mation. This is why we support the propos al to change Sebrings city election from the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in March, to the second Tuesday in No vember. In fact, we think all of Highlands Countys elections should be held in No vember. We agree with other proponents that combining the city and national elec tions will bring more voters to the polls because they are already paying atten tion to the issues and candidates. After the dismal turnout in Sebrings last city election, anything that gets peo ple to the polls is a good idea. Opponents of changing the date wor ry that candidates for city council will be lost among the large number of people running for state and federal ofces in a general election. Electoral ballots can be come complicated, crowded, confusing and long. In national elections, candi dates are listed by the level of the desired ofce. Municipal candidates are typically pushed down near the bottom of the bal lot where they can be overlooked. The citys election date is established by its charter, but the city council may change it. The council may not change structural elements of the charter, like the term of an elected ofce, without a binding referendum amending the city charter. In fact, Sebring has shifted the date of its municipal election over the years. Elections were held in December before being moved to the current date. Municipalities pay for and run their own elections. This means the city qual ies the candidates. The countys Elec tion Supervisor administers the election. That means the supervisor is responsi ble for creating the ballot, providing poll workers and voting machines, counting absentee ballots, providing a canvassing board. Election Supervisor Penny Ogg told the News-Sun cities save a little money by holding their elections in November be cause they dont have to pay for ballots which the county has to buy anyway or pay for poll watchers, who are already in place. The amount saved, however, is small. No one we have spoken to considers sav ing money to be the deciding factor.The primary issue is the best way to get peo ple to vote. We think the bigger the crowd and the greater the discussion the higher voter turnout will be.Elections should be held in NovemberOUR VIEWThank you Duke Energy not!How lucky can we get? We should sing our praises from the roof tops! We now have the honor of having our electricity supplied by Duke Energy. How many had sticker shock when they opened their electric bill this month? All of us! When Duke took over from Progress Energy I knew we would be in for an increase in our rate, I just didnt expect this much. Our electricity is still sup plied by the same generators, the same distribution system, the same overhead wires, the same meters, most of the same employ ees and the same vehicles but with a different logo. The only difference is the increase in the price we have to pay for the electric ity we were getting from Progress Energy. Energy charge The rst 1000 Kilowatt Hour up $.216 Above 1000 KWH up $.343 Fuel chargeThe rst 1000 KWH up $.684 Above 1000 KWH up $.684 Plus they added one ex tra week to this billing cy cle that pushed many of us over the minimum us age. My own bill for February 2012 was $98.84, then $103.25 in 2013 this month it went to a whopping $220.58! I dont remember the snow and ice storms, do you? The effect on the local economy will be devas tating. Every business will have to increase their pric es to cover this additional expense as will every home owner. They too will have to tighten the money belt, cut back on luxury items, en tertainment, clothes, dining out all because Duke wants to get back the mon ey it spent to buy progress. Where was the Flori da Public Service Commission? Are they not supposed to protect the cit izens of Florida from excessive costs? The Florida Public Service Commission regulates investor-owned electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater utilities. The Florida Public Service Commission consists of ve members appointed by the Governor and con rmed by the Senate. So we now know that we can thank our Republican governor for the increase in rates. How did Duke justify this increase to the commis sion? Did they promise to upgrade the existing pow er plants? Dont hold your breath waiting. Im from New York City and I can remember a cer tain ethnic group that would lend you money at 100 percent daily interest. Is it possible they now own Duke Energy?SANDY OLEE S KYSebringCan the sheep stop hearing and following the Shepherd?I read with interest the response of Gerald Webber to Kevins Komments. Web ber should have quoted John 10:27 before he quot ed verses 28 and 29! Who is the they? My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me. The hear and follow in dicate continuous action. Can the sheep stop hear ing and following the Shepherd? The same principle is true in John 5:24. Jesus in deed does teach security but not unconditional se curity as taught in Calvinism. It does not take the wis dom of Solomon or a PhD to know if there are hun dreds of warnings of apostasy, falling away is possible. You cannot fall away from something you never possessed or leave a place or position you have never been!FRANK PARKERSebringTanglewood residents raise $65,100 for cancer researchSeventeen events were held as part of this years fundraising efforts by the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet. On Feb. 18, a Benet Bash sponsored by Drs. Thakkar, Patel and Avalos, Florida Hospital Heart land Division and Hometown America was held in the Tanglewood club house. This event brought the years total raised to $65,100. More than $495,000 has been donated for cancer research during the benets 15-year his tory. Major prizes were do nated by Alan J. Holmes of Edward Jones, Home town America, Drs. Thakkar, Patel and Avalos, Florida Hospital, Gary and Gerry Humphrey and Sevigny As sociates Eye Care. Door prizes were con tributed by: Almighty Ink, Beef OBradys, Big T Tire, Blue Lagoon Saloon, Bob Evans Restaurant, Chilis, Codys Roadhouse, Dots Restaurant, Dutchers Din er, Evolutions of Beauty, Fairmount Cafe, Finishing Touch Hair, Flames Water side Restaurant and Bar, Gyro Plus, Halos Hair De signs (Lois Brown), Heartland Granary, Hibachi Buffet, Highlands Today, Homers Original Smorgas bord, Lake Placid Health Care Center, Lakeshore 8 Theaters, Malibu Tan, Mill ers Central Air, Mobility Express, Morguard Invest ments (Ontario), Olive Gar den, Outback Steakhouse, Papa Johns Pizza, Pizza nos, Red Lobster, Sebring Square Barber Shop, Spring Lake Golf Resort, Thai House, Todays Creations (Jodi and Annette), Turner Furniture and Wells Motor Company. Special thanks is extend ed to Bob Weed, Positive Medical Tansport, Boner Outtters, the Tanglewood residents who donated prizes and the multitude of volunteers who made each of this years events suc cessful. Tanglewood is indebt ed to the News-Sun for the excellent coverage of this years Cancer Benet events.TANGLEW OO D R E SI DEN TS CAN C ER BENE F I TSebring Courtesy photoThe Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet drive made a sizable donation $65,100 after this years event came to a close last week. Present for the check passing are (standing from left) Gary JnPierre (Hometown America), Lee Ann Hinskey (ACS Relay for Life Specialist), Jean Lund (ACS Highland Unit Chair), Leesa Skipper (Newsom Eye), Debbie Rogers (Hometown America), Cathy Albritton (Florida Hospital), Doug Gentry (Bill Jarrett Ford), William Allbritton (Heartland National Bank), Nita Ball (Heartland National Bank), Wini Quesenbury (Heartland National Bank), Alan Holmes (Edward Jones); (seated from left) Tom Stadler, coordinator of ticket sales; Larry Conrad, Benet treasurer; Judy Weyrauch, coordinator of food; Cindy Gallenberger, lasagna dinner coordinator; Terry Athorn, chair of the Ride for the Cure; and Shirley Kabet, chair of A Walk in the Park.Y OUR VIEW S L E TT ER S TO T HE EDI TO RShoulde be 250 words or less and must contain the writ ers full name, address and telephone number for verica tion. We reserve the right to edit or reject let ters for clarity, length, taste and libel. 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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 blue and orange fabricated steel tank to the slab. Walls, newly engaged, said that his work has al ways been inspired by something nearly every person at every age can relate to cartoons. All the cartoons I loved as a kid, thats where my inspiration has always come from, just like this, Walls said pausing then pulling out an old G.I. Joe wallet from his back pock et. Now I nd that its more for the kids I hope to have one day. Father and Son stands nearly 5 feet tall and is hand-painted by walls. The main piece, the big tank, was nished just af ter Walls completion of graduate school eight years ago. I knew then I didnt want to leave it like that. I didnt want this piece to be alone, Walls said. So he added a tiny ver sion of the big tanks that now sits on its shoulder. The smaller tank, the son, was completed and installed last summer. I added the smaller piece not quite a year ago, so it is very new. It com pletes it, Walls said. Father and Son was an idea Walls dreamed up years ago while at an art exhibit in Minnesota. Dur ing a break for weather, Walls decided to go catch a lm to kill time. The lm just happened to turn out to be a huge favorite for children and adults. I went to see Find ing Nemo. You know how the clown sh are orange, black and white? Some thing just struck me with those colors and how the sh are camouaged in a coral reef. I decided I waned to make a series of pieces with colorful cam ouage from cartoon type inspiration, Walls said. The piece may have been sparked by a Disney movie and Walls love of cartoons, but Father and Son holds a personal val ue just as much as any thing else. I have no military back ground, but the piece reminds me of my dad and I. We are both big, thick guys. Were both kind of built like tanks, said Walls. Walls said that Father and Son is one of his fa vorite pieces of the nearly 50 sculptures he has creat ed over the past 15 years. Justice admired the piece after it had been bolted and was happy with the end result. Pieces like these are important. Outdoor art is needed, it energizes the place, anyplace. Im glad we got it here it looks great, Justice said. Justice is one of three Polk employees who helps select pieces and in stalls them throughout Polk County. Justice was thrilled when Highlands County jumped on board with the year-long out door sculpture exhibition. I was pleasantly sur prised, Justice said. We were looking to ex pand the exhibition fur ther throughout Polk any way; this just worked out great. Walls added a few touches of fresh white paint to his sculpture be fore he and anc Christina Stone loaded up their truck and headed back to Polk County to pick up a second piece for instal lation in one of the other participating cities. Its important for me to build things kids can en gage with. I used to make things specically for kids to climb on and play on. It doesnt really bother me that much, Walls said. I know there is a liability is sue that adults and cities worry about, but some one could just as easily get hurt on a park bench out here. That doesnt mean we should stop putting them out. I want my art to be seen and for it to be ad mired. Thats why I make it. Father and Son will be on display at Rotary Park behind Jack Stroup Civ ic Center on Lake Jackson for the next year. Community Redevelop ment Agency (CRA) Executive Director Robin Hinote, CRA board member Mark Gose, and members Gene Brenner and Casey Wohl chose Father and Son and the other sculp tures that the city will be receiving. The City of Sebring will receive its second of the ve outdoor sculptures on Tuesday, March 4.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. Samantha Gholar/News SunFather and Son, a fabricated steel toy tank sculpture, is bolted down by Polk Museum of the Arts curator Adam Justice Monday morning in Rotary Park. Father and Son, created by artist Adam Walls, is the rst of ve sculptures that will be placed in Sebring for a year. SCULPTURE FR OM PA GE A1or more blocks to an existing retention pond versus putting the pond in a cityowned lot near where the water collects. I realize some of the task force have land around the lot, Schul er said. I hope they know they can get more light(ing). Avon Park City Coun cil members agreed, and voted 4-0 in favor of the retention pond plan, as well as allocating $125,000 of funds from the South side Community Redevelopment Agency District as a local match for the $750,000 state grant. Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles abstained because she owns property in the area to be redeveloped: Delaney Avenue from East Green Street to Fred Con ner Street and Hal McRae Boulevard from Verona Avenue to South Carolina Avenue. The Task Force had orig inally recommended that contract engineer Carl Cool design a plan for stormwater drains at a low point in Delaney Avenue, just north of Hal McRae Boulevard, and bury pipe to carry water to a reten tion pond on former railroad property off South Atlantic Avenue. Southside residents had said they didnt want a re tention pond on a low spot along Delaney Ave nue between East Green Street and Hal McRae Boulevard, calling it ugly and worrying it would sti e commercial development. They preferred to have the city-owned lot be made into a pedestrian park. Cool said told the City Council that the Task Force held a spirited meeting: Nobody held ideas back. Right now, he said, a culvert under the road sends stormwater onto private property, which must be corrected. The re tention pond on the old railroad bed never lls up, he said, but getting wa ter there would require burying 8-inch reinforced concrete pipe 9 feet un der Delaney Avenue for the entire route, crossing and digging up Hal McRae Boulevard. He didnt recommend that, given the sandy soil of the area, because it would mean digging out the entire street and dis turbing water and sewer mains and telecommuni cation lines. When you dig deep holes in an urban area, all sorts of things can fall in with you, Cool said. He said that he could design a retention pond that would be attractive and only 3-4 feet deep, with a gentle slope and a 6-foot-tall chain link fence for safety. He said he could position it away from any adjacent build ings. Resident Patricia John son said the retention pond sounded like the most feasible solution. Councilman Terry Heston asked if retention pond fences are always chain link, and Cool said thats the norm. Councilman Garrett Anderson also asked about landscaping the pond. Schuler said that by saving $140,000, the city could do a nicer fence. Id rather not waste for something we dont need, she said. The city could take ei ther direction, as long as they decided that night, Cool said: He must have plans to the Florida De partment of Economic Opportunity by March 12. Task Force member Gerald Snell told the City Council that although he voted in favor of the pip ing recommendation, he had reconsidered his deci sion after visiting and inspecting the low area on Delaney. CITY FR OM PA GE A1 M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com Classied ads get results! Call 314-9876In his proposal for the contract amendment, De leon cited a $12,000 legal cost for the ethics com plaint as well as four other lawsuits two from for mer city employees that are still pending and said his salary would not cover such expenses. The clause now included in his contract asks the city to provide an attorney for any le gal actions against him based on al legations related to per formance of his duties, particularly if the citys in surance company doesnt provide an attorney. When asked Monday why he couldnt represent Deleon, City Attorney Ger ald Buhr said it could be a conict of interest, since Buhr represents the Avon Park City Council, and not staff. If the case involved a conict between Dele on and the city, Buhr said he would be the citys at torney. The proposed contract amendment also would have Deleon reimburse le gal expenses to the city if the representing coun sel or city attorney nd that paying attorneys fees dont serve a public pur pose, if his actions violated the Avon Park City Charter or if his actions were sufcient to justify being red without sever ance pay or benets. Councilman Parke Sutherland suggested that the City Council could consider raising Deleons salary. Sutherland stat ed that Deleon is paid $93,000 per year plus ben ets, which he thought was low when compared to salaries of Highlands County govern ment department heads or the ad ministrators of the city of Sebring, the Sun N Lake Spe cial Improvement District or the Spring Lake Special Improvement Dis trict. Julian handles more and is responsible for more, Sutherland said. Its my personal opinion that Julian has low pay. Sutherland acknowl edged that raising Deleons pay could cause issues with employees, since the city has a sala ry freeze, but argued that collective bargaining each year could adjust for that. Anderson asked if the City Council had the pow er to adjust any employ ee salaries other than Deleons, but other council members said that was Deleons responsibility. Council members asked Deleon to put the item on the agenda for a future city meeting. DELEON FROM PAGE A1 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK A man ar rested last week remains in jail on charges of aggra vated battery on a pregnant woman, false imprisonment of that woman and cruelty towards a child. According to Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce re cords, Michael Rivera, 33, of Avon Park has been in jail since Feb. 18 lieu of $40,000 to tal bond. The name and ad dress of the victim was not included in reports, although re ports did state that she was under 18 and that she and Rivera once had an inti mate relationship, residing together as a family in October 2013, but are now friends. Reports also said she had told him in De cember 2013 that she is pregnant. The victims age was a factor in a charge of child cruelty. According to reports, the two got into an argu ment that escalated into a ght between 9:30 a.m. and 10:07 a.m. Feb. 18. During the ght, Rivera is accused of slapping the left side of her face three times and then punching her once in the right ribs near her stomach and then once in the lower back. Reports also said he threw her down on the ground, where her head struck a wall and her right arm grazed a bedroom door, which had jagged holes in it. Deputies report ed scratches on her right arm and a bruise on the right side of her head, above her ear. Rivera then alleg edly didnt let the woman leave the residence by blocking the door and grab bing her arm as she tried to pass him, reports said. When questioned by deputies, Rivera admitted to the argument and the es calation, which included him being punched in the mouth. He also admitted to the being involved with the woman before now and knowing that she is now pregnant, but denied any further involvement in the matter.Man jailed, charged with battery on pregnant teen DELEON RIVERA M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 ANNE ANNIE AYDELOTTEAnne (Annie) Aydelotte Age 90, of Portage, Ind., en tered heaven Feb. 18, 2014. She was born in River Rouge, Mich., on Aug. 2, 1923 the daughter of Eli and Mary (Tzitz) Lazar. Growing up, she lived in River Rouge, Mich., East Chi cago, Ind., Hobart, Ind., Beaver Falls, Penn., and Gary, Ind., moving often due to her Dads search for work during the Great Depression and her mothers untimely death when Anne was 12. Anne is survived by the love of her life, Chester Maris Aydelotte. Blessed with 57 years of marriage, they made their home in Portage. After retiring they en joyed 20 years of being snowbirds with a home in Sebring, eventually staying there full time, returning to Portage to be near family. Anne is also survived by her children; Kathy (Mike) Bloomquist of Gleason, Wisc., Candace (John) Kilmut of Is tanbul, Turkey, Denise (Ed) Wodesky of Las Vegas, N.V., Lori (Tim) Larson of Portage, Ind., Michael (Chaya) Aydelotte of Demotte, Ind., daughter-inlaw, Joann Aydelotte of Gar ner, Iowa; grandchildren, Jim (Darlene) Aydelotte, Scott (Mi chele) Aydelotte of Iowa, Julie (Jamie Belant of Wisc., Eric Bloomquist of Alask, Travis Lar son of Indian; great grandchildren, Salida Aydelotte, Derek Burgener, Cameron, Macken zie and Cadence Belant, Noah, Hannah, Jessie and Kaycee Bloomquist; brother, Paul La zar of Bartlett, Ill., brother-inlaw and wife Elmer and Billie Aydelotte of Sebring; special friends Julie and Felix Ban non plus a host of extended relatives, step grandchildren, friends and her loving family of caregivers at Millers in Por tage. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Mary La zar, brothers Eli and Nick; sisters, Victoria and Vicky (Mickey) Sliger; son, Terry Aydelotte and sister-in-law Grace Lazar. Anne had many jobs but made her career at the EJ & E Railroad as a yard clerk, retiring with thirty years of service in 1983. Anne was a wonderful, loving, protective mom, grand ma and great grandma. Affectionately called Granny Annie by many. She was a feisty, full of fun, friendly, caring and generous person. Blessed with the gift of gab, she made friends wherever she went. She loved playing bin go, cards, crosswords, watching game shows, mysteries and the Cubs. She was a fantastic cook and especially enjoyed country mu sic. Annies family was her greatest joy. She will be greatly missed and forever loved. A celebration of Annes life will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Evangelical Cove nant Church of Portage, 5051 Central Ave. Portage, Ind., with Pastor Michaile Broadnax of ciating. Visit with the family at 3 p.m. until time of celebration at 4 p.m. Supper at church following service. Me morials in Annes name may be given to the American Diabe tes Association. Arrangements were handled through Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave, Portage, IN 46368. Call 219-762-3013 or online at www.reesfuneral homes.com AYDELOTTEDON A LD W. S WA N SONDonald W. Swanson, age 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sebring. Swanson was born in McK eesport, Penn., to Charles and Minnie (Lickman) Swanson. He was a stationary engineer for a gas company, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, served in the United State Army during the Korean War, was a life member of the VFW, a member of the American Le gion and the Masons and had been a resident of Avon Park since 1986, coming from Pitts burgh, Penn. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Swanson of Avon Park; daughter Suzanne Swan son of Las Vegas; son Christopher Scott Swanson of Las Vegas; step-children Robert Puharic of Pennsylvania, Rob in Dannahower of Vero Beach and Lynn Blalock of Sebring; one grandchild and two greatgrandchildren. Arrangements were entrust ed to: Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park www.stephensonnelsonfh.com ALBERT B YTRON N E W BERRYAlbert Byron Newberry, age 81, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in Sebring. Newberry was born in Me dulla to James Albert and Eva Mae (Hicks) Newberry. He was the owner/operator of Cyclone Pump and Welding of Avon Park, Director of Peace River Electric for 23 years and Direc tor of Florida Electric in Tallahassee for 15 years. He was a member and music director of New Life Baptist Church in Ft. Meade for many years, he at tended schools in Medulla and Mulberry, he loved to sh and hunt, he worked in the phos phate mines as a welder; he served in the United States Army during the Korean War and had been a resident of Ft. Meade since 1970 coming from Lakeland. Newberry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie B. Newberry; sisters JoAnn Still (Tom) of Lakeland, Florida and Teresa Bridges (Cecil) of Lake land; brothers Van Newberry (Judy) of Winter Haven, Von Newberry (Joy) of Lakeland and Frank Newberry (Rita) of Lake land and many nieces and nephews. Newberry was preceded in death by his parents, sons Ste ven and Jamie Newberry; and brothers Joe, Leslie and Gil bert Newberry. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. with fu neral service beginning at 2 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nel son Funeral Home in Avon Park with Rev. Joe Parrish and Mis sionary Robert Heath ofciating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shep herd Hospice: 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33870. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park www.stephensonnelsonfh.comOBITUARIES NEWS-SUN BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Ofcials of the Southwest Florida Water Manage ment District say it may be a while before they can analyze and re spond to the latest proposal from County Club Utilities. The system, which serves the Country Club of Sebring, met a Feb. 17 deadline by turning in its latest response to concerns about excessive water use at the sprawl ing housing development. The response from Andreyev En gineering Inc. included a revised water conservation plan as well as responses to a number of issues raised by the district. In her response to SWFWMD, AEI Senior Project Geologist Viv ian Bielski told district ofcials the utilitys previous plan had spelled out such things as proposed water audits and how the utility is bound by the conditions of their current permit to perform audits annually. However, she indicated the utility would perform the surveys more often, if necessary, based on their monthly system analysis. Bielski also told SWFWMD of cials that maintenance, customer education and awareness programs also were included in the plan. The response is the latest one in a decade-old battle, with ofcials of the water management district charging that Country Club Utili ties has consistently been out of compliance by exceeding its per mitted water use quantities. Country Club Utilities own er and operator Greg Harris has countered that he has attempt ed unsuccessfully to implement and encourage water conservation measures among his customers. Harris has complained that his company has no enforcement abil ity and cannot penalize homeowners for over-use. He also contends the company is slowed due to the lack of personnel. There have been ongoing nego tiations for nearly two years, with the City of Sebring looking at the possibility of either interconnect ing or purchasing the utility We have looked at the system. We have looked at the water and wastewater treatment plants plus their lift stations, said Sebring Utilities Director Bob Boggus. Based on our observations, the plants are not in real good shape. If the city should acquire the system, we think it would be more cost ef cient for us just to go ahead and connect to our municipal system. Should that occur, one of the shocks to the system might be the price. While Country Club Utilities is charging 69 cents per 1,000 gal lons, the City of Sebring rate would be $3.30 the same amount. Thats the outside-the-city rate, Boggus said.Country Club Utilities gives new proposal to water district Reportedly, the Heartland Gun Club has not yet registered as a notfor-prot organization although they told coun ty ofcials that would be their intent. Because the only pur pose suggested for the use of the old clay pit was a shooting range, staff members say that is the only use that will be suggested to the county commission. Because there was no interest in any other use, we will bring that use back to the board, Ben son said. But, Benson said, com missioners could very well decide to do some thing else regardless of staff recommendation. Despite the fact that one entity is a business and the other a not for prot, Highlands Coun ty Attorney Ross Macbeth has indicated he believes the issue should be put out to a competitive bid. This was the rst time the county has called for a letter of interest pro cess. Although the peri od of consideration was only 10 days, the rules for such advertisements are much looser than the more formal Request for Proposals bidding pro cess. Because this is a dif ferent kind of process, we dont have to necessari ly advertise for a specific period of time, Benson said. Benson said the plan is to post it as a legal adver tisement, but that county commissioners still are free to take action on a pending proposal. This really is more prevalent in areas where there were municipalities or counties that owned marinas, Benson said of the Letter of Inter est route. They generally solicit letters of interest from entities wanting to lease or rent space to put in a gas station, conces sion stand or restaurant. The idea is to determine the highest and best use. There is an indoor range in Highlands County, however many shooters and archers drive to destinations in Okeechobee, Polk or Manatee counties to shoot at a public, out door facility. 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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING There may be a whole lot of new faces on the Sebring girls varsity tennis squad this season, but the results look awfully familiar as a strong season continued this past weekend. Hosting the Heartland Conference Tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, the Lady Streaks took the title in all ve singles slots, as well as both doubles brackets. And this, with just two returning varsity players. Its the rst time in a few years that weve had to replace so many players, head coach Janie Hollinger said. Ive had to do a lot of shufing, my No. 5 singles player last year is playing No. 2, but the girls have all responded and are playing well. Returning No. 1 singles player, Nisha Patel, cruised through Fridays preliminary rounds to reach Saturdays singles title match, where she met a familiar face in Lake Placids Hannah Waller. Both are four-year var sity starters and have squared off numerous times throughout their high school careers. Patel powered through the rst set, getting a 6-1 win, but Waller kicked it up a notch in the second set, and stood at the verge of tying it after taking the seventh game and closing the gap to 4-3. But Patel prevailed in the next two to secure the match win and tournament title. That No. 5 singles play er from a year ago that was moved up to No. 2 is Micaela DeVane, who has shown she is more than capable of holding that spot. After winning her Friday matches, DeVane faced Hardees Caroline Dur rance Saturday morning in the nale. Durrance did net a couple of rst-set wins, but wouldnt have near ly enough as DeVane took it 6-2, before getting a 6-1 win in the second to grab rm hold of the title. And looking at the scores of the Nos 3-5 singles matches, one might not suspect that Alaina Keith, Sarah Beth Rogers Lady Streaks serve up Heartland Conference Tournament sweep Dan Hoehne/News-SunAbove: Alaina Keith reaches to return this shot Saturday against Hardees Rachael Shattler in the No. 3 sin gles title match of the Heartland Conference Tournament. Below: Nisha Patel hammers a shot back over the net during her run to the No. 1 singles title. SEE TENNIS | A11 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK This year, Special STARS celebrates 10 years of ser vice in Highlands County and the group kicked off their celebration by being honored at a South Florida State College baseball game on Saturday, Feb. 22. Approximately 70 special athletes, volunteers and their caregivers started their day with a tailgating party near the eld before the game. They then cheered the Panther baseball team to victory against Dundalk Community College. The Panthers won 4-0 in the rst game of their double header and took the second game by a 3-1 score. Special STARS Coordinator Cindy Marshall and special athlete Raymond Mac Smith represented Special STARS in throwing out the rst pitch of the game. Smith got the honor of throwing out the pitch. Before making the throw, SFSC Baseball Coach Rick Hitt presented Smith with an ofcial Panther baseball cap. Marshall also received an SFSC T-shirt. After making the throw to the catcher, Smith shook hands with every Panther baseball play er and coach and wished them good luck during the game. Marshall selected Smith, of Sebring, for the honor of throwing out the rst pitch because he has overcome all obstacles to compete in sports. Mac has the I Can attitude when it comes to playing sports, Marshall said. Although he has some physical disabilities, he never lets that slow him down or stop him from participating. I am so proud of him. Smith has been a part of Special STARS and Special Olympics for more than 35 years. At age 58, he participates in softball, horseshoes, bowling, tennis, Special STARS honored Saturday at SFSC baseball game Courtesy photoRaymond Mac Smith, of Sebring, prepares to throw in the rst pitch of the baseball game at South Florida State College against Dundalk Com munity College on Saturday, Feb. 22. SFSC Baseball Coach Rick Hitt, along with his team, watched as Smith made the throw. BY BARRY FOSTERSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING More than 70 cars from the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge tried the track at the Sebring International Raceway last week at the annual winter test. This was the rst time at Sebring for a lot of the cars, especially the Day tona Prototypes, said J.J. OMalley, Director of Communications for the International Motor Sports Association. The schedule was an informal one, with open sessions alternating for the TUDOR and Continental series competitors. Most impressive was the sheer number of vehicles slated to try the historic 3.74-mile cir cuit. Sebastian Borourdais set fast times both Thursday and Friday piloting the Action Express Daytona prototype Cor vette around the 17-turn airport circuit at 152.480, an average of just shy of 120 miles per hour. They bested the Oak Racing Nissan/Morgan P2 car that made the cir cuit at 153.230 In the GT division, Porsche North America swept the eld clocking a 159.395 with Patrick Pilet at the wheel of the 911 RSR. Sbastien Bourdais drove the Rolex 24 At Daytona-winning machine to the top of the time chart on Friday for the second consecutive day at the Sebring Inter national Raceway winter test. See more at: http://www.imsa.com/ articles/corvette-dpcloses-out-sebring-testtop#sthash.B9u54jwN. dpuf The schedule showed 41 cars from the TUDOR series and 30 teams competing in the Continental Series in the paddock. Among the prototype competitors joining Oak Racing and the Action Express Racing Corvette DP, were the Ganassi Racing Telcel/Target Ford EcoBoost Riley, the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Nissan/ORECA and the Extreme Speed Motorsports Honda Per formance Development ARX-03b among others. Joining Porsche North America in the paddock was full slate of GT including American entrants Corette Racing and the new SRT Viper GTS-rs of SRT Motorsports. German marques included the new Audi R8 elded by a number of teams including Sebring stalwarts Flying Lizard Motorsports and the BMW Z4 GTE of BMW Team RLL. Indeed there also was a passel of Porsches in-TUDOR tests draw record numbersSEE TUDOR | A11SEE STARS | A11 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesKala Thompson and the Lady Panthers struggled to start the season, but appear to be coming together in their latest stretch of games. With 10 new faces on the 16-player roster, some adjustment time could be understood, and things did start out rough as South Florida dropped its rst 10 contests. But theyve gone 3-3 in their last six, including a twin-bill sweep of Broward last week and a split with Santa Fe on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Panthers were on the road Tuesday at Palm Beach State, but will start a four-date homestand Saturday, March 1, with a doubleheader tilt against Miami Dade.LADY PANTHERS START TO GROWL M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 TodayCollege Basketball Georgia Tech at Notre Dame 7 p.m. ESPN2 Miami at Virginia 7 p.m. SUN Texas A&M at LSU 8 p.m. WTTA California at Arizona 9 p.m. ESPN2 South Carolina at Auburn 9 p.m. SUN NBA New Orleans at Dallas 8 p.m. ESPN Houston at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. ESPNThursdayCollege Basketball Arkansas at Kentucky 7 p.m. ESPN Ohio State at Penn State 7 p.m. ESPN2 Iowa at Indiana 9 p.m. ESPN Temple at Louisville 9 p.m. ESPN2 Golf EuroPGA Tshwane Open 9 a.m. GOLF PGA Honda Classic 2 p.m. GOLF MLB Preseason Chicago Cubs at Arizona 3 p.m. WGN NBA New York at Miami 8 p.m. TNT Brooklyn at Denver 10:30 p.m. TNT NHL Tampa Bay at Nashville 8 p.m. SUNSPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD COMING UPHigh School Baseball Thursday Sebring vs. Haines City, 7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Frostproof, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid at DeSoto, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Berkeley Prep, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC at State College of Florida, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. State College of Florida, 6 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Avon Park vs. Fort Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at Sebring, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. All Saints, 6 p.m.; Sebring at DeSoto, 5:30/7:30 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; Sebring vs. Lemon Bay, 4 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. DeSoto, 4:30 p.m.; Sebring vs. Lemon Bay, 4 p.m. SNAP S HOT S SPORTS National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 31 25 .554 Brooklyn 26 28 .481 4 New York 21 36 .368 10 Boston 19 39 .328 13 Philadelphia 15 42 .263 16 Southeast W L Pct GB Miami 40 14 .741 Washington 28 28 .500 13 Charlotte 27 30 .474 14 Atlanta 26 29 .473 14 Orlando 17 41 .293 25 Central W L Pct GB Indiana 42 13 .764 Chicago 29 26 .527 13 Detroit 23 34 .404 20 Cleveland 22 35 .386 21 Milwaukee 11 45 .196 31 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 40 16 .714 Houston 38 18 .679 2 Dallas 35 23 .603 6 Memphis 31 24 .564 8 New Orleans 23 33 .411 17 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 43 14 .754 Portland 38 18 .679 4 Minnesota 27 29 .482 15 Denver 25 30 .455 17 Utah 20 36 .357 22 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 39 20 .661 Golden State 35 22 .614 3 Phoenix 33 22 .600 4 Sacramento 20 36 .357 17 L.A. Lakers 19 37 .339 18 Mondays Games Milwaukee 130, Philadelphia 110 Golden State 104, Detroit 96 Dallas 110, New York 108 L.A. Clippers 123, New Orleans 110 Utah 110, Boston 98 Tuesdays Games L.A. Lakers at Indiana, late Orlando at Washington, late Toronto at Cleveland, late Chicago at Atlanta, late Minnesota at Phoenix, late Portland at Denver, late Houston at Sacramento, late Wednesdays Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m. Brooklyn at Portland, 10 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Miami, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Denver, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164 200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Wednesdays Games Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAll Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Baltimore 0 0 .000 Boston 0 0 .000 Chicago 0 0 .000 Cleveland 0 0 .000 Detroit 0 0 .000 Houston 0 0 .000 Kansas City 0 0 .000 Los Angeles 0 0 .000 Minnesota 0 0 .000 New York 0 0 .000 Oakland 0 0 .000 Seattle 0 0 .000 Tampa Bay 0 0 .000 Texas 0 0 .000 Toronto 0 0 .000 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Arizona 0 0 .000 Atlanta 0 0 .000 Chicago 0 0 .000 Cincinnati 0 0 .000 Colorado 0 0 .000 Los Angeles 0 0 .000 Miami 0 0 .000 Milwaukee 0 0 .000 New York 0 0 .000 Philadelphia 0 0 .000 Pittsburgh 0 0 .000 San Diego 0 0 .000 San Francisco 0 0 .000 St. Louis 0 0 .000 Washington 0 0 .000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesdays Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Oakland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.Blue Streak Tennis CampSEBRING The Sebring High School girls tennis team will be hosting their 2nd Annual Tennis Camp on Saturday, March 8. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Thakkar Tennis Center located in the Country Club of Sebring. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 4 to 18. Instruction will be available for all levels of play. Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a camp t-shirt. Cost is $25 per student with family discounts available. Pre-registration is en couraged. For registration and/ or more information call Coach Hollinger at 4715513.SFSC hosts Panther 5KAVON PARK On your mark, get set, go! Registration for the 5th annual Panther 5K Run/ Walk is now available online at www.southorida. edu/panther5k. This annual family event will take place on Saturday, March 1, and benets the South Florida State College (SFSC) Athletic Department. The Panther 5K Run/ Walk will take participants on a path through the beautiful SFSC Highlands Campus and along College Drive. Participants can choose to run the 5K as a race or to take a more leisurely, family-friendly walk fourlegged friends and strollers are welcome. This event helps us to promote health among our community and raise funds to help support SFSC athletics, said Rick Hitt, SFSC athletic director and head baseball coach. We will earmark a por tion of the raised funds to go toward the Panther Fieldhouse fundraising effort, which is our effort to supply the softball, baseball and future cross country team with a dressing facility located down on the athletic complex grounds. Other funds raised will be earmarked for things that may arise during the year outside of our normal budget. The entry fee for the SFSC Panther 5K Run/ Walk is $25 for adults, $20 for students with a current I.D., and $15 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free with a completed form, but do not receive a shirt. The rst 200 registered runners receive a goody bag and an ofcial Panther 5K dri-t shirt for adults and students. Children receive a T-shirt. The entry fee remains the same through race day. Sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter on or after Feb. 9. Registration is 7 -7:45 a.m. on race day and the race begins at 8 a.m. Scrambled eggs and fruit will be available to participants after the race. 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.Sebring Elks Golf TournamentThe Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, March 3, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $34, which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on (863) 471-3295. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. by the Pro Shop.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 HoleIn-One sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a $250 Closest to the Pin sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive. The tournament is a four-person scramble. Entry is $60 per per son made payable to the Highlands Art League. The entry includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, prizes and a post-golf 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) 452-0512 or the Clubhouse at (863) 453-7555. Deadline for entry is Thursday, March 6. $100 hole sponsorships are available.Run the TrackSEBRING The Fifth Annual Run the Track event will take off on Saturday, March 8. Presented by the Sebring Hall of Fame and Golds Gym, runners will begin checking in at the main gate of the Sebring International Raceway. The green ag drops at 7:45 a.m. when runners will take to the 3.74-mile course. Pre-registration is $25 for adults and includes a long-sleeve, Tec dri-t shirt. For the Kids Fun Run, it is $15 for children 10 and under, and includes a short sleeve cotton T-shirt. Pre-registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 27, shirts are not guaranteed after this date. Race day registration is $30 for adults, $15 for children. For more information, call Toni Feo at (863) 6551442, ext. 205, or email tfeo@sebringraceway.com. All proceeds go to the Sebring Hall of Fame.LP Project GraduationLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Project Graduation 2014 Golf Tournament will tee off on Saturday, March 29, at the Placid Lakes Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. before a shotgun start kicks off play at 8 a.m. Cost is $60 per person, $240 per team, and includes greens fee, cart and meal. There will be a 50/50 drawing, a rafe, straightest drive and closest to the pin contests and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. For more information, contact Charlotte McQuillen at 633-8450.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 Scholarship 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 tournament, 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.Samaritans Touch Golf TournamentSEBRING Its Just What the Doctor Ordered! Samaritans Touch Care Center (STCC) presents the 2014 Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 1, at the Sun N Lake Golf Club of Sebring. All proceeds will benet STCC, a faith-based, non-prot healthcare center, providing free compre hensive medical care to our uninsured, nancially struggling neighbors in Highlands County. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four person-teams will be ighted by handicap. Entry fee includes continental breakfast, fabulous prizes, refreshments on the course, lunch and awards following play. There will be a $2,000 hole-in-one sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. Entry fee is $260 per team or $350 for team and hole sponsorship. Download entry form at www.samaritanstouch.org. For additional infor mation, please contact Heather Stephenson at (863) 471-1870 ext. 210 or (863) 214-0340, or by email at ops.director@samaritanstouch.org. For every $1 dollar collected during this golf tournament, STCC is able to provide patients with over $10, in health care services. Heres how far your support will go $100 hole sponsorship will provide a patient with $1,000 in health care services, a $260 team will provide a patient with $2,600 in health care services and a $350 team and hole sponsorship will provide a patient with $3,500 in health care services.Mondays College Basketball Scores EAST Mount St. Marys 88, Bryant 73 Wagner 67, Fairleigh Dickinson 64 SOUTH Alcorn St. 64, Alabama A&M 56 Delaware St. 59, Morgan St. 56 Elon 78, Furman 49 Hampton 104, Md.-Eastern Shore 89 Lindenwood (Ill.) 79, Campbellsville 76 MVSU 75, Prairie View 69 Norfolk St. 66, Howard 60 Southern U. 87, Alabama St. 64 Syracuse 57, Maryland 55 The Citadel 81, Samford 71 MIDWEST E. Illinois 84, Chicago St. 62 Kansas 83, Oklahoma 75 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. 76, TCU 54 Texas Southern 65, Ark.-Pine Bluff 55 FAR WEST Portland St. 87, E. Washington 76 LAKE PLACID, N.Y. Parades are being planned for the Adirondack Mountain villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to honor local Olympic athletes after they return home. Kelly Morgan of the Womens Civic Chamber says shes been reaching out to the athletes and gures the Saranac Lake festivities will be at the end of March. Some of the athletes are attending World Cup events in Norway, while others have been invited to visit the White House. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall also says its too early to set a concrete date for the Olympic villages event. Both towns also hosted parades four years ago after the Vancouver Games. Among the athletes to be feted is Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht (WHY-brekt), who captured a skiing silver with a stunning performance in the super-G.Lake Placid planning Olympic parade M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 Dan Hoehne/News-SunLake Placids Hannah Waller swats this serve netward Saturday, and would put together a strong weekend to take second in both No. 1 singles and doubles during the Heartland Conference Tournament.and Ashley Castelli are vir tual varsity newcomers. Combined, the trio lost just four games during Sat urdays title matches. Keith won the No. 3 championship over Lake Placids Rachael Shattler 6-1, 6-1, while Rogers had the same pair of scores in the No. 4 title match over another Lady Wildcat, Abby Clark. Castelli then cruised to the No. 5 win over Lady Dragon Camille Shattler without losing a game. It was then onto the doubles nales, where the Streaks were both, as was Lake Placid. Keith and Castelli proved a formidable duo in get ting a 6-1, 6-0 win in the No. 2 match over Rachael Shattler and Abigail Camp bell. And while Patel and DeVane raced to a 6-0 win in the rst set of their match with Waller and Clair LeBlanc, the Lady Dragon pair pushed them to the brink in the second. It nearly was forced into a third set as Waller and LeBlanc battled the Streaks to a stand-off and the set moved into a tie-breaker. DeVane and Patel pre vailed, however, for a hardearned 7-6 (7-4) win to complete the tournament sweep for the Streaks. Sebring totaled 21 points overall for the weekend, with Lake Placid nishing second as a team with 11. Hardee tallied seven points and Okeechobee three. With this weekend of strong performances be hind them, it is back to the regular season schedule. Lake Placid gets back to the courts Thursday as they host DeSoto, while Sebring welcomed George Jenkins to town Tuesday and will play host to new district rival Lemon Bay on Thursday. The Manta Rays swept the Lady Streaks on the road Thursday, Feb. 13, for their rst and only loss of the season thus far. They are very, very good team, the sort of team we usually dont see until after districts, Hollinger said. But thats good for us, to face that kind of competi tion during the season to better prepare us. TENNIS FROM P AGE A8cluding those put on the track by Team Falken Tire, Rum Bum Racing and Dempsy Racing. They were challenged by Aston Martin V12 Van tage and Ferrari F 458 Italias among others in town for the test and tune session. Also trying the historic circuit were competitors from the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in both the Grand Sport and Street Tuner divisions. In addition to drivers testing the track, teams got a feel for the pit and paddock facilities at the Sebring raceway, which will be signicantly dif ferent than the Daytona International Speedway where the series opened in January. Dozens of fans lined the general admission area of the track, watch ing the sessions from the viewing mounds locat ed at the esses all the way down to the famous Hair pin turn. Many others got a view up the front stretch to watch fueling, tire and driver changes being practiced by the teams. TUDOR FROM P AGE A8 swimming, bicycling, billiards, golf and basketball. In essence, he has done every sport offered by Special STARS and he is not afraid to try anything new. If you have never seen him catch a softball with one hand and throw the ball with that same hand or witnessed his one-arm serve in tennis, you have not seen a true champi on play sports. Marshall said. Marshall, along with a group of athletes, volun teers and family members, organized Special STARS in 2004. She has been the coor dinator ever since. She also served as the Special Olympics Coordi nator in Highlands County prior to Special STARS. She has worked with people with disabilities in sports and recreational programs for 24 years. Special STARS (Sports Training And Recreation al Services) is a program that offers 12 different sports and eight recre ational activities for more than 400 children and adults with mental and physical disabilities in Highlands, Hardee and Okeechobee counties. The athletes will be starting their softball sea son in March. To learn more about Special STARS, call Mar shall at 452-1295, ext. 124. STARS FROM P AGE A8 TERESA M. WALKERA ssociated PressThe Gators (25-2) moved up one place Monday, replacing Syr acuse (25-2), which lost twice last week and dropped to fourth. Wichita State (29-0) and Arizona (25-2) both moved up one place to second and third. Florida, the fth school to hold the No. 1 spot this season, received 47 rst-place votes from the 65-member national me dia panel. The Gators were ranked No. 1 for eight weeks in 2007. Wichita State was No. 1 on 14 ballots with Arizona receiving the oth er four rst-place votes. Head coach Billy Don ovan called the rankings a revolving door before his Gators took over the top spot, and he said be ing No. 1 is an honor and compliment. But lets be honest right now: The only rea son we have garnered No. 1 and we would have never, ever been No. 1 if it had not been for the teams in front of us los ing, Donovan said. To Donovan, a lot of teams could be consid ered the nations best right now with undefeat ed Wichita State having a strong argument. Donovan also said hes impressed by Syra cuse winning 25 straight games along with what Arizona did before Bran don Ashleys foot injury. Its not like all of a sud den Florida is No. 1 or you get a ranking and were the best team in the country, Donovan said. Weve been given a num ber, and thats about the extent of it. These Gators have won a school record 19 straight games coming off a 75-71 win at Mississip pi where they shut down Marshall Henderson in the second half. They can clinch at least a share of the Southeast ern Conference title on Tuesday night with a win at Vanderbilt before hav ing a chance to wrap up the championship against LSU on Saturday. Playing at Memorial Gym means dealing with the unique layout with the benches on the end lines. Even though Vanderbilt is playing short-hand ed with only seven scholarship players and even used a couple walk-ons, the Gators with their new ranking will be tested quickly. Florida senior forward Will Yeguete thinks the Gators will handle the challenge well. Our lives arent really changing, Yeguete said. Were No. 1. Thats a real ly good accomplishment. But I think Coach D will use that to motivate us. Weve been No. 2 before. We know what it is to be ranked really high. We know you just take one game at a time. Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall told The Associated Press that be ing ranked No. 2 means the Shockers are being recognized for an out standing season so far, and they plan to keep pushing to see how high they can go.Gators step to top of AP rankings M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYFog in the a.m.; increasing clouds79 / 60Winds: WSW at 6-12 mphCooler with spotty showers69 / 50Winds: NW at 6-12 mphTHURSDAYPartly sunny74 / 55Winds: NE at 4-8 mphFRIDAYPeriods of clouds and sun79 / 57Winds: NNE at 3-6 mphSATURDAYPleasant with periods of sun81 / 60Winds: E at 6-12 mphSUNDAY High .............................................. 5:54 a.m. Low ............................................. 11:42 a.m. High .............................................. 6:12 p.m. Low ...................................................... none High .............................................. 1:17 p.m. Low ............................................... 6:15 a.m. High ............................................ 11:33 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:18 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.99 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 88 Low Friday ............................................. 60 High Saturday ........................................ 88 Low Saturday ......................................... 59 High Sunday .......................................... 88 Low Sunday ........................................... 56 High Monday ......................................... 84 Low Monday .......................................... 55 Relative humidity .................................. 52% Expected air temperature ....................... 78 Makes it feel like .................................... 76 Saturday ............................................. 30.06 Sunday ................................................ 29.98 Monday ............................................... 29.97 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.00 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 1.73 Year to date ......................................... 4.68Sunrise 6:52 a.m. 6:52 a.m. Sunset 6:26 p.m. 6:26 p.m. Moonrise 4:25 a.m. 5:16 a.m. Moonset 3:50 p.m. 4:56 p.m.Albuquerque 62/40/pc 63/40/pc 61/41/s Atlanta 44/24/r 51/27/s 53/38/s Baltimore 34/14/sn 37/13/s 28/20/s Birmingham 40/21/r 49/25/s 57/43/pc Boston 29/15/sn 28/14/sf 23/14/s Charlotte 50/25/pc 52/21/s 46/31/s Cheyenne 40/22/s 47/30/c 44/18/pc Chicago 12/-3/pc 5/-12/pc 14/8/sn Cleveland 16/8/c 15/1/sf 19/14/s Columbus 18/10/pc 18/3/pc 24/18/s Dallas 40/28/sh 56/43/s 72/45/pc Denver 48/26/s 55/33/pc 53/24/pc Detroit 16/6/c 12/-4/sf 15/11/pc Harrisburg 28/10/sn 29/9/pc 21/14/s Honolulu 77/65/s 79/68/pc 81/70/s Houston 54/37/r 58/37/c 70/50/pc Indianapolis 18/4/s 15/-3/s 26/19/pc Jackson, MS 42/24/sh 53/28/pc 62/48/t Kansas City 32/12/s 25/16/s 31/12/sn Lexington 26/13/s 27/5/s 38/25/pc Little Rock 38/24/pc 51/26/s 55/42/r Los Angeles 68/55/pc 66/56/r 65/54/r Louisville 28/15/s 27/6/s 33/24/pc Memphis 36/26/pc 47/23/s 52/42/r Milwaukee 13/-7/pc 2/-13/pc 12/4/sn Minneapolis 16/-14/pc -5/-16/s 5/-11/c Nashville 32/18/s 41/13/s 48/38/pc New Orleans 54/36/r 52/39/c 64/56/c New York City 31/17/sn 30/16/s 26/20/s Norfolk 42/23/sn 48/26/s 30/25/s Oklahoma City 42/22/pc 55/34/s 65/32/pc Philadelphia 32/16/sn 34/14/s 25/16/s Phoenix 78/57/s 77/58/s 78/56/s Pittsburgh 19/7/sn 19/2/sf 21/15/s Portland, ME 26/7/sn 24/9/sn 22/6/s Portland, OR 55/38/c 54/39/r 59/39/c Raleigh 44/24/sf 53/22/s 42/31/s Rochester 16/8/sf 17/3/sn 13/10/pc St. Louis 26/13/s 22/7/s 31/19/sn San Francisco 61/52/r 61/50/r 59/49/r Seattle 57/39/c 53/40/sh 53/36/pc Wash., DC 35/19/sn 40/17/s 29/23/s Cape Coral 80/65/pc 73/54/sh 76/59/pc Clearwater 74/58/r 63/50/sh 69/56/s Coral Springs 84/71/pc 78/59/sh 76/64/sh Daytona Beach 70/54/r 63/45/c 67/51/s Ft. Laud. Bch 83/71/pc 79/60/sh 75/66/t Fort Myers 81/66/pc 75/55/sh 77/60/pc Gainesville 68/44/r 61/36/c 67/43/s Hollywood 84/70/pc 79/60/sh 76/64/t Homestead AFB 82/70/pc 80/61/sh 75/63/t Jacksonville 62/45/r 60/36/pc 64/45/s Key West 80/73/pc 79/67/sh 76/68/t Miami 84/72/pc 80/62/sh 75/66/t Okeechobee 79/67/pc 71/52/sh 73/55/pc Orlando 76/59/r 66/49/sh 73/53/s Pembroke Pines 84/70/pc 79/60/sh 76/64/t St. Augustine 64/49/r 60/41/c 63/50/s St. Petersburg 74/59/r 64/51/sh 70/56/s Sarasota 74/62/pc 65/49/sh 72/56/pc Tallahassee 60/39/r 59/30/pc 64/36/s Tampa 72/58/r 65/50/sh 71/55/s W. Palm Bch 83/71/pc 76/57/sh 76/62/sh Winter Haven 76/58/r 66/49/sh 72/54/s Acapulco 91/70/pc 88/72/pc 88/67/pc Athens 58/44/pc 61/47/pc 59/45/c Beirut 63/54/sh 62/52/pc 65/54/s Berlin 52/38/pc 47/37/c 47/35/c Bermuda 71/66/pc 71/60/r 64/60/sh Calgary 28/9/s 19/-3/c 5/-18/c Dublin 47/41/pc 45/37/pc 46/34/pc Edmonton 15/-5/s 12/-14/pc -2/-19/c Freeport 78/72/pc 77/66/sh 72/64/sh Geneva 46/31/r 46/32/pc 47/36/r Havana 87/64/s 86/65/t 85/64/t Hong Kong 76/65/pc 74/66/pc 73/67/c Jerusalem 56/42/pc 56/41/s 59/47/s Johannesburg 78/54/t 73/55/pc 80/56/pc Kiev 34/23/c 37/26/c 40/28/c London 52/42/pc 50/38/sh 50/40/sh Montreal 19/3/sn 18/0/sn 9/0/s Moscow 35/19/s 35/19/s 35/18/pc Nice 61/44/sh 58/42/s 51/43/sh Ottawa 12/3/sn 14/-7/sn 8/-1/s Quebec 16/-9/sn 12/-9/sn 3/-13/s Rio de Janeiro 91/75/s 93/77/s 89/76/pc Seoul 57/36/pc 57/30/c 52/36/pc Singapore 90/77/pc 90/77/pc 90/77/pc Sydney 90/68/pc 75/66/c 73/66/c Toronto 14/8/sf 17/-4/sn 11/9/pc Vancouver 45/38/c 50/39/c 47/30/pc Vienna 54/39/pc 54/39/c 54/44/sh Warsaw 42/31/s 45/34/s 50/34/pc Winnipeg 2/-24/c -9/-28/pc -8/-32/pc Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Nuisance snow will spread across the Northeast today as a weak disturbance slides out to sea. Most of the snow will end in the morning across Pennsylvania and New York. However, heavier squalls may impact portions of northern New England. Farther south, heavy rain and thunderstorms will soak folks across Florida and southern Georgia. Less intense rain will impact the Gulf Coast. Bene cial rain will spread across California as a disturbance approaches the coast. National Forecast for February 26 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Patchy fog in the morning; increasing clouds today. Mostly cloudy tonight with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. Variable cloudiness tomorrow with a couple of showers; cooler. Friday, Saturday and Sunday: partly sunny. A dam in Buffalo Creek, W.Va., gave way on Feb. 26, 1972, after rain and melting snow increased the water level. It killed 125 people. Fog in the morning; increasing clouds today. Winds west-southwest 6-12 mph. Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 60% and fair drying conditions. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. New First Full Last Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 16 Mar 23 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 62/45 68/44 70/49 70/54 76/59 76/58 72/58 74/58 74/59 74/62 81/66 80/67 79/67 83/71 83/71 84/72 60/39 61/41 54/33 78/60 79/60 79/62 81/63 81/63 80/65 80/73 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BWednesday, February 26, 2014 Family Features Whether youre prepar ing a quick breakfast for the family, feeding a crowd at dinner or looking for a light lunch for yourself, the key to a deli cious, nutritious homemade meal is just minutes away thanks to the canned foods in your pantry. Canned fruits and vegetables are a must in my pantry. They are picked and canned at the peak of ripeness, hours after theyre harvested, lock ing in their avor, freshness and nutrition, says Kelsey Nixon, host of Kelseys Es sentials on Cooking Channel and Food Network. Having canned fruits and vegetables on hand means a healthy snack, meal or side dish is achievable anytime. In addition to nutrientrich staples like tomatoes, corn and beans, Nixon recom mends stocking up on ingredients such as canned olives, tuna, artichokes, pumpkin and chiles. These canned foods can elevate the avors of a dish and breathe new life into some of your favorite recipes. Here are some more great tips and delicious recipes from Nixon: Keeping a wellstocked pantry, or Cantry, will help you avoid unneces sary trips to the grocery store after a long day. Tomatobased canned in gredients, like diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, are the most versatile when it comes to making a wide variety of recipes like chili, salsa, marinara sauce, soups or casseroles. Canned fruits add an un expected twist to savory dishes, and can transform recipes in exciting ways. Just add canned peach es to homemade barbecue sauce or canned pine apple to curries and stir fry reci pes for a healthy and avorful upgrade. For more information, vis it: www.CansGetYouCooking. com. CHI C KEN POZOLEPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time : 15 minutes Serves: 4 1 1/2 cups of chicken, shredded from a store bought (3to 4-pound) rotisserie chick en 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped (about 2 cups) 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon oregano 3 teaspoons ground coriander 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chiles 1/2 (14.5-ounce) can chopped tomatoes 1 can (7 ounces) salsa verde 2 cans (15 ounces each) hominy, drained 2 cans (14 ounces each) low-sodium chick en broth Kosher salt and cracked black pepper Garnishes (optional) 1 red onion, nely chopped 1 lime, cut into wedges 1/2 cup crema or sour cream Crushed tortilla chips 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Thinly sliced radishes 1 avocado, diced Remove meat from chicken and shred into 1-inch pieces; discard skin and bones. Set aside about 1 1/2 cups of meat for soup; re serve remaining chicken for another use. In large Dutch oven or saucepot set over me dium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until translucent and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes. Add oregano, coriander and cumin, and cook until slightly darkened and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add green chiles, chopped toma toes, salsa verde and cook until it just comes to a boil, about 2 minutes. Add hominy and chicken broth and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for at least 10 minutes to allow avors to develop. Season with salt and pepper. Add shredded chicken and cook until heated through, 3 minutes. To serve, divide among 4 bowls and garnish as desired. ARTI C HOKE & BE A N S A L AD WITH T UN APrep Time: 10 minutes Refrigerate for 45 minutes Serves: 4 2 cups (one 15-ounce can) white northern or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 1 rib celery, nely diced 2 tablespoons red onion, nely diced 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and aked 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Juice and zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Kosher salt and cracked black pepperCombine all ingredients in mixing bowl, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss gently and refrigerate 45 minutes be fore serving. Serve salad on bed of mixed greens with crusty bread. Or alternative ly, serve salad scooped onto hero roll with arugula. SLOW COOKER RA GUPrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours (depending on heat setting) Serves: 8 to 10 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, nely chopped 1 celery stalk, nely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced Kosher salt and cracked black pepper 1/4 cup canned tomato paste 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth (canned) 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed to matoes 1 pound ground pork 1 pound ground beef sirloin 1 can (14.5 ounces) sliced carrots, drained 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained Cooked pasta, such as spaghetti, for servingHeat oil in large saute pan over mediumhigh heat. Add onion and celery and saute for 1 minute just to soften. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper, cooking for about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste and thyme and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. Slowly add beef broth to deglaze bottom of pan, stirring with wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper. Care fully transfer mixture to slow cooker. Stir in canned tomatoes. Mix pork and sirloin together in separate bowl, using your hands, until combined. Stir meat into slow cooker, spreading out evenly and avoiding any large clumps. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours. During last two hours of cooking, add canned carrots and mushrooms to ragu. Skim accumulated grease from top before serving. Serve over pasta with crusty bread for soaking up sauce.Chicken Pozole Artichoke & Bean Salad with Tuna Peaches and Cream Cheesecake Bars Crust-less Quiche Slow Cooker Ragu PE AC HE S A ND CRE A M CHEE SE CA KE B A R S Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 36 bars 1 cup almonds, nely chopped 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened con densed milk 2 large eggs 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose our 1 can (8.75 ounces) peaches, drained Pinch of saltPreheat oven to 375F. Spray 9-by-13inch pan with non-stick spray. In mixing bowl combine almonds, graham crack er crumbs and butter with fork until combined. Press into bottom of pan. Using handheld or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and no lumps re main. While mix ing, add sweetened condensed milk, eggs, lemon juice, almond extract and our. Mix until fully combined. Pour over crust. In food processor or blender, puree peaches. Stir in a pinch of salt. Using ta blespoon, drop spoonfuls of peach puree over top of cream cheese mixture. Using knife, gently swirl peaches through lling to create marbled look. Bake for 30 min utes or until center is set. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature before transferring to refrigerator to chill throughout. Cut bars and serve chilled. CRU S T-LE SS QUI C HE Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 8 4 large eggs 1 1/3 cups milk 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon dried mustard 1/2 cup chopped scallions 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, thoroughly drained 1/2 (14.5-ounce) can chopped to matoes, thoroughly drained 1/2 cup diced honey-baked/deli ham Kosher salt and cracked black pep per 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 1/2 cups plain crouton Preheat the oven to 375F. In large mix ing bowl, whisk eggs together with milk, cornstarch and mustard. Stir in scal lions, drained mushrooms, tomatoes and ham. Season liberally with salt and pep per. Transfer mixture to 9-inch pie plate or quiche dish. Top with shredded cheese and croutons. Bake until center is set 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Summer refreshers 5 Israels Netanyahu, infor mally 9 Bowler and sailor 13 Tracking systems 19 Ports 21 Memphis deity 22 Actress Cuthbert of 23 One who turned Cinder ellas pumpkin into pumpkin cheesecake? 25 Drive away 26 Reference 27 New Yorks Jacob ___ Park 28 Crude coconut opener 29 Cherry part 30 Worth mentioning 32 Iglu and yoghurt, e.g. 33 Bad beginning? 36 ___ cycle 37 Dustin Hoffman title role 39 County or lake of Cooper stown, N.Y. 42 Dunking cookie 44 Be too syrupy 45 Liquor unit 49 Snorkeling bargain? 52 Hip-hop artist with the 2013 #1 album Born Sinner 53 Up to, shortly 54 French noodles? 55 What makes blue jeans blue 56 Shes got electric boots, a ___ suit (Bennie and the Jets lyric) 57 Rust-causing agents 59 Vex 60 Stomachs 61 Fit to ___ 62 Tin can plinker, maybe 63 Challenge for a speech coach 64 Oscar winner Leachman 67 Setting of The Crucible 68 Nappy fabric 72 Undeveloped 73 Elizabeth Taylor role of 74 Roman ruler before Caesar 75 Subj. of Snowden leaks 76 Dismantle on a ship 77 Transportation company that skimps on safety? 80 Conk 81 Wisecrack 82 Of the ock 83 Lawn care brand 84 Mythological monster 87 Addr. book datum 88 Even if, in brief 89 Corkscrewed 92 ___ no turning back 95 Dress accessory 99 Knacks 100 Reason for an ophthal mologists visit 101 It might be answered, Muy bien, gracias 104 Sergeants order 105 Stephen Hawkings com puter-generated voice? 107 Church vessel 108 Bring in 109 Duvel pub offering 110 Prepares to propose 111 Kind of rug 112 Buttonhole, for example 113 NASAs ___ Research Center DOWN 1 Acting family 2 Did a Vegas job 3 Return option 4 Pulled strings, maybe? 5 Former 6 N.B.A.er Hayes, to fans 6 What did ___ deserve this? 7 Comfortable state 8 Sufx with age 9 Bands cue 10 More wan 11 Draws 12 Old atlas initials 13 Force under Stalin 14 Keys on a piano 15 Two things seen beside James Bond at a casino? 16 Popular ski spot 17 Butler of literature 18 Register ring-ups 20 Screenwriting guru Field 24 Call from a balcony 28 Massenet opera 31 Indoor balls 32 In a loathsome way 34 Starting trouble 35 Tryst site 38 Directors cry 39 The Simpsons character with a habit of calling things gnarly 40 Candy bar that comes two to a pack 41 Most arias 43 Insect repellent ingredient 46 Artery 47 Thats ___! 48 Bodies of eau 50 Little: Sufx 51 Per ___ 52 Use for a rsum 56 Spammer enabler 58 Oh, yeah? Lets see you hold your breath for two min utes! e.g.? 59 Better qualied 62 Like Bruce Willis, in his lat er movie roles 63 She drank champagne and danced all night, in song 64 Crude weapon 65 46-Down division 66 Spanish alternative? 67 Checked (out) 68 Myocyte 69 Sweater, e.g. 70 ___ it rich? (Sondheim lyric) 71 Highlands refusals 74 Better at conniving 77 Handles 78 Triangular sail 79 Infuser contents 81 Altar no-shows 85 Gingerbread house visitor 86 Enrobe 89 Heap 90 Eucharist holder 91 TV actress Graff 93 Spotted scavenger 94 Ditto 96 Take me ___ 97 Lifted 98 Hosiery brand 100 Kind of tissue 102 Coin grade 103 Repetitive behavior condi tion, for short 105 View from a boardwalk 106 Grammy Awards airerP ASS I N G G RADE S B Y YAAKOV BENDAVIDSolution on B4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 Coupon clipping can be time consuming, but the payoff is worth it in the end. Still, clipping and organizing coupons may not be your cup of tea. Over the next few weeks we will discuss ways and techniques that you can save with out clipping coupons. Grocery, drug, su per center stores and more, you can still save on your bottom line by learning to be a savvy shopper. I would love to hear all the ways that you save on the things your family needs. Send an email to Tanya@Di vineSavings.com The biggest chunk of your grocery budget comes from fresh meat and produce. It can be rare to nd coupons for just meat and produce, but it can be done. Pub lix often has coupons in the paper for money off meat, produce, deli, seafood etc ... Until then there are ways to save on meat and produce. Locally Winn-Dixie rou tinely marks down meat every few days. Thurs day and Fridays are great days to nd the stickered meat mark downs. Tonight while shop ping Winn-Dixie I came across Hormel Bacon with $3 off red stickers and I was able to use my Hormel Bacon coupon. There is nothing wrong with the meat; it just needs to be moved so that fresher meat prod ucts can be rotated in. You can save up to 50 percent off the meat and freeze it for up to six months at a time. If you have a fresh food vacuum saver, you can freeze it longer. Walmart and Target also mark down meat on occasion as well. Aldi and Save-A-Lot have great prices on meat as well. But if you do not have the time to go from store to store trying to save a buck, then price matching is the way to go. Target and Walmart both price match all other local competitor store ads. You can go to one store and get the prices of all your favorite stores like Publix, Winn-Dixie, CVS, Walgreens, Aldi, Save-a-lot etc. Simply show the cashier the ex act same item in the sales yer and you will get that price. You can do this at any register in Walmart, but at Target you will need to go to customer ser vice. By price matching your produce and meat needs, you will have a great variety of fruit, vegetables and meat to build meals from. By just shopping at one store, you are limited to purchasing the produce and meat items that are on sale. Another option is your local fresh produce market. The fruits and vegetables mainly come from local farmers and growers. You are help ing the community and your local growers as well as getting the fresh est products available. If you live near a local grower/farmer consid er bartering a service of yours in trade for fresh produce and vegetables. Stay tuned next week for more ways to save without clipping a cou pon.Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to re duce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to nev er go without. In addition to her workshops, Senseney trav els the country to speak at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Senseney for more informa tion at Tanya@DivineSavings. com or visit www.DivineSav ings.com for more information.How to save without clipping SAVING S DIVATanya Senseney Dear Abby: Im incredibly fond of my friend Russell. He is always supportive, considerate and kind to me. Howev er, I know that he is into S&M and this worries me, as I cant reconcile the two different people a gen tle person with someone wanting to dominate and possibly hurt a woman in bed. Should I be worried that Russell is hiding a dark side that will eventual ly come out and ruin our friendship? Worried Friend in AustaliaDear Worried: You and Russell must be very close friends if he is describ ing his sexual practices with you. My experts tell me that acting out on ag gressive fantasies does not necessarily mean a person IS aggressive. As long as your rela tionship remains platonic, what he does in the bedroom shouldnt affect it. But if youre consider ing taking your friendship with Russell to another level, its important that you talk further about this. If this isnt something youre interested in ex ploring and it isnt for everyone then draw the line or move on. Dear Abby: Im a 14-year-old girl, and my mother just got home from rehab. I have been living with my grand mother for a year and a half. I want to tell my moth er my feelings, but I dont want to hurt her. I love her, but Im still not over what she has done. She is barely home. She has meetings, and she likes to stay with her boyfriend. I think its too soon. She came home only a week ago. What do I do, Abby? Confused TeenDear Confused: You have my sympathy. I hope your mothers rehabilita tion will be successful. Its good that she is going to meetings, and I agree with you that its too soon for her to be staying with her boyfriend. However, shes unlike ly to accept hearing it from you or me, which is why you should talk to your grandmother about your feelings. Your mother might accept it if she hears from your grandmother that should there be any bumps in her relation ship with this man and there usually are a few that they could jeopardize her sobriety. Dear Abby: I have a 19-month-old son, Nicky. He stays at my in-laws house most days while my husband and I work. Lately, Ive noticed when I go to pick him up that Grandma and Grand pa like to give him kiss attacks, where they hold him hostage and give him several kisses. Sometimes he lets them, and its not a problem. Other times he squirms, whines and tells them no. Its painful to watch, espe cially when they respond with, I know youre not going to like this, but Im going to do it anyway. I think this is a huge vio lation of my sons boundaries. It teaches him he should just give in because nobody cares that hes un comfortable. My husband thinks Nicky is too young to understand, and that its not going to hurt him to have extra affection. Im an affectionate per son who likes to hug and kiss my son, too, but if hes not in the mood, I let him be. Who is right? Loving Mommy in ColoradoDear Loving Mommy: You are. Affection is some thing welcome. If you dont want it, its not affec tion. The most signicant issues in child develop ment have to do with nur turing and building trust. However well meant, holding a child hostage is more a display of power than affection. If your in-laws stopped attacking, your son would be more likely to seek their affection when he wants it. A better way to demonstrate their love for him would be to do something creative, like draw a picture showing their affection for him.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two book lets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mail ing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and han dling are included in the price.)Woman worries her gentle friend may be harboring dark side DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 As the Races get closer, its time to start thinking about what kind of cool food you could make at the Races. I have seen stuff out there that prob ably had a lot of thought into making it. I think you could im press your friends with something fun like pork tacos. They are easy to as semble and you can eat them with your hands. But I wouldnt just serve plain old pulled pork taco. I would want to jazz them up a bit with some heat and some kind of notwhat-youre-expecting spice. I have a recipe for you that has exactly that in it. It has some heat and some cinnamon. I tried this recipe because I want ed to see what the cinnamon would be like next to the heat from the chipo tle peppers. I thought it was pretty good, but what made it over the top was the mango mint mojo that goes on top as a sauce. The mojo has a little ha banero in it so be careful not to overdo and make it too spicy. Remember, you can always have a little fresh chopped habanero on the side for those who are brave. I would recommend you do all the prep for your tacos before going to the Races and then all you have to do is warm up your pork and assem ble them. I would also buy boneless pork so you dont have to worry about mak ing sure all of the bone is removed when shredding the meat. I would put the mojo in a squeeze bottle. You might want to have a few backups because this sauce is really good. If you dont have a chaf ing dish to keep your pork hot at the event I recom mend getting four clay bricks. Set either a grill pan or a large iron skillet over the bricks and place sternos under the skillet or grill pan. Place your pot of pulled pork on top of that. It so creative and is a nice presentation. Hope you enjoy this years Races. Cheers, Chef.CHIPOTLE/ C INNAMON PORK TA C OS 1 ounce chipotle pepper paste 1/4 ounce Seasoning, Sweet & Smoky Rub, Grill Mates 2-1/4 ounce Sugar, Brown, Light 40 each Tortilla, Flour, 6 6-2/3 pound Pork, Shoul der, Raw 1-1/4 quart Street Food: Mango Mint Mojo Prepare Mango Mint Mojo according to recipe. Blend spice rub and brown sugar. Rub bone less pork shoulder. Marinate in the refriger ator overnight. Place pork on a bak ers rack in a roasting pan and place in a 325F oven. Baste occasionally with water to prevent scorch ing and cover with foil if necessary. Cook for 3-4 hours or until fork tender or can be shredded with the back of a knife. While still warm, pull pork into strips. Do not cut. To assemble: Slightly warm tortillas on a grid dle. Place 2 oz. of pork in the center of each torti lla and serve with 1 oz. of Mojo.MANGO MINT MOJO SAU C E 18 ounce Mango, Fresh, Peeled, Diced 8 ounce Banana, Medium, Fresh, Diced 8 oz. Juice, Lime 2 ounce Mint, Fresh, Chopped 1 tbsp. Peppers, Chili, Ha banero, Fresh, Seeded, Minced 1 tsp. Spice, Cumin, GroundIn a non-stick pan, toast cumin until fragrant. Place the remainder of ingredients in a food pro cessor and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.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/.Pork tacos a good way to spice up your Race Week menu CHEFS CORNERTim Spain Courtesy photoThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 held its annual fashion show with Great Gatsby Garden Party theme and luncheon on Feb. 12. It was a great success and raised a lot of money for veterans. Nancy Galida was chairman and wishes to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who helped her, kitchen crew, decorators, servers and models. A very special thanks to Red Lobster for donating their delicious garlic rolls, Olive Garden for donating mints, Robbins Nursery and Garden Cafe at McLanes Country Garden for lending plants and wrought iron pieces for the Gatsby Garden Party setting. Thanks to Reggie Lemmen, who played music during the entire luncheon and fashion show. The models looked fantastic in their clothes from Dress Barn and Bon Worth. Wanda Reeves is thanked for all of her help.GARDEN PARTY M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com Around here you see a lot of articles and recipes call ing for organic ingredients, you probably wonder why. Sometimes it is difcult to get organic ingredients so my feeling is that you should do your best to use the most naturally grown and prepared organic in gredients in all your dishes that you can reasonably accomplish and forget the rest. As long as you are do ing your best that is all any one can ask. But, I want to explain why organic is best when you can get it. You might have noticed your gro cery starting to carry what they call, conventionally grown and organic prod ucts. Essentially, conventionally means pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and antibiotics were used. Organic means that the farmer uses the most natu ral practices possible using compost, and the science of benecial insects and or birds to reduce pests. They allow their animals to eat organic feed and to go out doors. Rather than antibiotics to ght disease they keep their housing clean, and feed appropriate bal anced diets to the animals. Only products that are completely organic can carry the USDA seal. Non single ingredient products that have most of their in gredients, 95 percent can say Organic, products made with mostly, 70 per cent organic, can say Made with organic ingredients. Labels that say all-natu ral, free range or hor mone-free may or may not also be organic. These labels are good so that you know what youre buying. So why buy organic? Here are some reasons that I believe are true: Organic tastes better Organic is more nutri tious Organic has no pesti cides Organic is best for the environment Organic often supports local farmers Whether or not you can afford to purchase all or ganic ingredients, remem ber that one small change helps whether its just that you want to support a lo cal farmer, or whether you are worried about contam inants in your childs food.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. Find out more at www.savingdinner.com.Why you should try to use organic food DINNER DIVALeanne Ely A D E S B I B I H A T S R A D A R S L E F T S I D E S I S I S E L I S H A D A I R Y G O D M O T H E R D I S P E L A L L U D E T O R I I S M A C H E T E S T E M O F N O T E V A R I A N T S M A L R E M R A I N M A N O T S E G O O R E O C L O Y D R A M T W O D I V E S F O R A T E N J C O L E T I L T E T E S A N I L M O H A I R O X I D A N T S A N N O Y A B I D E S A T E E B B G U N L I S P C L O R I S S A L E M M O L E S K I N L A T E N T C L E O S U L L A N S A U N R I G N O D R I L L S A I R L I N E B E A N J A P E L A I C S C O T T S C H I M E R A T E L T H O S P I R A L E D T H E R E S S A S H T A L E N T S S T Y E C O M O E S T A A T E A S E S C I E N C E D I C T I O N C E N S E R E A R N B L O N D E A L E K N E E L S A R E A S L I T A M E S CROSSWORD S OLUTION M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 CLUBS & ORGANIZATI O NS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Dr. Joni Jones, podiatric phy sician and surgeon of the foot, and Steve Hise, ther apist/consultant, were the guest speakers at the Lake Placid Noon Rotary clubs luncheon held on Feb. 20. Jones started off with a tap dance entertaining Rotarians. Jones owns Se bring Foot Care and she treats patients for all an kle or foot injuries and sprains. She also treats them for heel spurs, neu romas, ultrasounds and lesions, neuropathies, ath letes foot, bunions and hammer toes. Hise then explained the benets of laser therapy. It is the wave of the future in pain management. It can treat arthritis, bursi tis, sports injuries, Achilles tendonitis, occupational injuries, repetitive motion injuries, post-sur gical swelling, heel pain, wound bruising and much more. It is a non-surgical treatment with no nega tive side effects, rapid results and it can speed the healing process. Hise spoke of patients coming into the ofce that could barely walk and after la ser treatments they were completely healed. Call (863) 547-5406 for Hise or 382-3228 for Dr. Joni Jones, or visit them at 206 W. Center Ave.Rotarians learn about foot care Courtesy photoDr. Joni Jones and Steve Hise from Sebring Foot Care spoke to members of the Lake Placid Rotary Club last week. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Or chid Society of Highlands County will hold its eighth annual show, Years of Orchids, at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Cen ter, 4509 George Blvd. The hours of the show will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30. Admission is $3 per per son over the age of 12. This is an American Or chid Society judged show. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the best plants in different catego ries. Individuals who have plants they want judged need to bring them to the Ag Center before 4 p.m. Friday, March 29. The plants must be free of dis ease and have the correct name tag. This is open to the public and for more information go to the Or chid Society website, or chidsocietyhighlands. org/. More than 1,000 bloom ing orchids of variosu types and sizes will be on display for the public to enjoy. Door prizes will be awarded hourly and there will be an opportunity ta ble with large blooming orchids to be rafed. Also, books on orchid grow ing will be for sale. People new to orchids and those wanting to know about them will not want to miss this event. Infor mation and applications for membership in the Or chid Society of Highlands County will be available. The Orchid Society holds its meetings on the fourth Monday of each month at the Sebring Civic Center on Center Street behind the Sebring Library. There will be six grow ers offering reasonably priced, quality orchids plus educational informa tion about orchids. The list of growers is as follows: Awesome Orchids of Lake Placid, Elliott Orchids and Red Hawk Orchids, both of Okeechobee, Odoms Or chids of Fort Pierce, Quest Orchids of Miami, and Rit ter Tropic 1 Orchids of Kissimmeee. The Ridge Or chid Society of Lakeland and the Orchid Society of Highlands County will also have exhibits. Green Barn Orchid Supplies of Delray will have a large se lection of orchid-growing supplies and will present a short educational seminar on both afternoosn. A special treat this year will be a display of orchidrelated artwork provid ed by students of Cracker Trail Elementary School of Sebring. For additional informa tion regarding the show or the society, contact either Pete Otway at 699-1575 or Lori Coon at 414-3381.Orchid Society to celebrate 20 years with show on March 29 Courtesy photoGFWC Lake Placid Womans Club welcomed two new members at the February meeting, bringing the total to nine for this club year. Pictured are Mary Joy Whelpton (from left) with Terry Daisey and Marilyn Stokes with Paula Pero.LP WOMANS CLUB ADDS MEMBERS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The February meeting of the Avon Park Founders Gar den Club was held at the home of Pam Johnson. Guest speaker was David Austin, the Urban Horticulture Faculty and Master Gardener coordinator with the Highlands County Cooperative Ex tension Service. Austin spoke on the various meth ods of plant propagation, from sowing seeds to root and air layering. He explained the differences in termi nate and indeterminate plants. He gave some interesting items of infor mation that included how gardeners who smoke can pass on tobacco mo saic disease to plants by touching them with their bare hands. During the business meeting, mem bers were informed of the times that the Avon Park Springtime on the Mall Festival will be held and all were asked to set aside time to help at the booth. Herb seeds were handed out to start plants for the sale. A collection was taken up to contribute to the District IX Pennies for Pines program. President Betty Hannah announced that Florida Arbor Day will be held on the fourth Friday in April and asked members to recommend areas to plant a tree. Rosie Longanecker was appoint ed to chair this committee. Hannah asked members to consid er heading the committee for the yard tour, tentatively set to held in April. Anita Helbig told the group that two more of the mannequins that have been used by the club in the past have been donated to the Highlands Little Theatre. She also asked the group for suggestions for the Yard of the Month award as none had been selected for this month. Hannah presented a lifetime mem bership to the Florida Federation of Gardeners Club to Martha Williams. Martha has been the club treasurer for many years and is always willing to help with any project the club under takes. She is the third member of the club to be honored with this award. The next meeting of the Found ers Garden Club will be held March 13 with a program on planting by the phases of the moon. Anyone interested in attending can call 452-1927.AP Garden Club learns about many propagation methods Courtesy photoBetty Hannah (right), president of the Avon Park Founders Garden Club, presents Martha Williams with a life membership to the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com CLUBS & ORGANIZATI O NS GFWC Womans Club of SebringSEBRING A unique fashion show held Feb. 21 by the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring was a wonderful event for the 100-plus women who attended. One end of the club house was transformed into a boutique lled with unique jewelry and cloth ing for all occasions from sizes petite to 3x. The women found and purchased on site the out ts and accessories of their choice and to their delight they received a 20 percent discount. After an hour of shop ping, a delightful lunch was served consisting of a bountiful vegetable salad topped with grilled chick en or baked salmon, rolls, butter, lemonade, ice tea, or coffee and a selection of cheesecake or choco late petit ores. Then the style show began featuring mem bers of the womans club as models: Bobbie Harrell, Barbara Sherr, Tootie Marschke, Rusty Sherman, Louanne Boudreau and Beverly Smith-Ford.Lake Placid Garden ClubLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club fundraiser was a great success. The event was held at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge on Feb.8. President Alice Stahr welcomed everyone to an afternoon of fashions, door prizes, opportunity table and entertainment by Elvis, Al Pelski. A de licious lunch was catered by Elks, chef Vince Connel and served by Sandy Lopes and ladies from Potter House. Models were mem bers, Sue Grady and Celeste Tharp, for Amber Louise & Accessories: Maryel Clare and Sue Wilson, for Bon Worth: Margo Sanders and Patsy Stamm, for Chic Chick Boutique: Polly Moody and Sue Rood, for Dress Barn: David Austin and Shirley Puzey, for Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear. Cindy Trainor, coor dinator. Moderator was Sally Kinsey. Escorting the models were Bill Watson and Jerry Kinsey. The Garden Club would like to give special thanks to everyone who made the event a great success: Lake Placid Elks and the donations by members, local merchants, oppor tunity prizes and ticket purchasers on making the fashion show spectacular.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID Meetings of TOPS 632 are held at the Womens Club House in Lake Placid every Monday. Weigh in is between 3 and 3:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 4. Leader Judy OBoyle asked how members deal with friends or family when they say, Why are you dieting; youre not fat. or You dont have to lose weight. People need support to change their way of eating so that it is healthier. Members are healthi er and at the TOPS club they nd that kind of sup port that they dont get elsewhere. There was another net loss of 28.50 pounds. Mary Lou Lilja was the best loser and her name was also drawn for the travel gift. She has to lose three more weeks to earn the prize. The alphabet con test winners were Team I, Linda Pollard; Team II, Nancy Reed; Team III, Mary Lou Lilja; and the KOPS team, Jean Trahan. Next week the letter will be T. Mary Andersons Dont Spill The Beans con test ended with the following being prize winners: Nancy Reed, Joan Dunn, Anna Harrington, Gail Shane, Putt Crandall, Betty Snyder, Donna Raaf, Linda Pollard, Barbara Embick, and Jean Trahan. The Red Bean team lost so they have to put on a skit for the White Bean team. Barbara Huff is in charge. The No No for the com ing week is pie and the Yess are to drink eight glasses of water a day and eat one tablespoon of peanut butter a couple times a week. Visit any Monday after noon or call 260-0831 for more information.SNAP S HOT S CLUBS NEWS Special to the News-SunSEBRING At the Feb. 10 meeting the women of the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring enjoyed a sal ad luncheon with dessert and drinks provided by members of the Commu nity Service Conservation Committee. The meet ing proceeded with Sissel Hopper, chairwoman, introducing guest speak er Charlie Reynolds, Master Gardner of the Year in Highlands County. Reynolds spoke of his journey to become a Mas ter Gardner and then he spoke about the fact that citrus is not native to Flor ida, but that it was originally from Asia. He discussed citrus greening and he stated that soil Ph is very important to the success of any grass, shrub or tree. Reynolds was presented with a monetary gift from the Womans Club by Sis sel Hopper. The general meeting progressed with commit tee reports, announcements, and was concluded with the approval of the modied by-laws. Community Service In ternational Affairs will be the program emphasis for the March meeting. Lunch will be a catered Mexican self-serve taco bar. Reser vations are requested.Reynolds explains importance of soils pH to Womans Club Courtesy PhotoSissel Hopper presents Charlie Reynolds with a monetary gift. Courtesy photoShirley Bott, Lake Placid Elks Lodges new Lady Elk of the Month, has been active for many years and has been a loyal Lady Elk. She has hosted the Paradise Village luncheon since it started, has been the hospitality chairlady and worked in the kitchen with her husband Herman on many occasions. The Botts have taken over the newsletter mailing committee and she has helped with the lodge cleaning. Lady President Vicci Grant said she is also the one who does the beautiful calligraphy for the certicates that are presented.L.P. LADY ELK OF THE MONTH BY NEIL SIMPSONSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING The 2014 Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet concluded last week with a huge party in the Tan glewood clubhouse. Several hundred people came to party with their friends and neighbors, to enjoy lunch and lots of drinks, as well as to take a chance on winning one of 96 prizes. At the end of the day lots of peo ple went home carrying or riding their prizes. The biggest winners of all are those who will benet from enhanced treatment for cancer, thanks to ongo ing research that is being funded, in no small way, by the efforts of the resi dents of Tanglewood. At the conclusion of the party, it was announced that this years many events had raised a total of $65,100 for cancer research, bringing the Tanglewood total over 15 years to an astounding $495,000. Bob Weed provided great music and lots of people were on the dance oor, especially for line dances. The scrump tious Bob Evans bacon turkey wraps were washed down by ample beer, soda and water provided by Hometown America. This was followed by fabulous sundaes served up by the parks Red Hatters. Ticket sellers could be seen every where. With an arms length of tickets in hand, residents strolled through the door prize room checking out the 35 prize packages donated by local mer chants then made their way into the rafe room where 40 prizes, all donated by Tanglewood residents, were on dis play. During the event, things came to a standstill as the lucky winners of the hourly 50/50 draws were announced. The ladies were the lucky ones with Pauline Leonardo, Elayne Macdonald and Cheryl Semmelroth each winning a large share of the $1,910 doled out. Eileen Giordano took home the beau tiful quilt rafed off by the Tanglethread Quilters. Winners of premium prizes donat ed by Hometown America, Drs. Thakkar, Patel and Avalos, Florida Hospital, Gary and Gerry Humphrey, and Sevigny Eye Care were; Kristie Plank, Jerry Elen baas, Neil Simpson, Bob Yeager, Cindy Gallenberger, Ron Bowman, Gloria Vegh and double winner, Marvin Strope. The last prizes to be awarded were six Razor Scooters donated by Alan Holmes of Edward Jones. Much to ev eryones amazement, after ve winners had been announced, the back door to the hall opened and two more scoot ers came tearing in, bringing the total number to eight. Riding home on bat tery powered scooters were Bill Henry, Larry Conrad, Lowell Henline, Ronda Poorbaugh, Katie Oatman, Jan Garri son, Gloria Olson and Heather Paine.Tanglewood approaches $500,000 in contributions to cancer research Courtesy photoAlan Holmes (standing) of Edward Jones gave away six Razor Scooters during Tanglewoods wrap up of its Cancer Benet drive. Riding home on battery powered scooters were Bill Henry, Larry Conrad, Lowell Henline, Ronda Poorbaugh, Katie Oatman, Jan Garrison, Gloria Olson and Heather Paine. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 PLACID L AKES PARTY L INEBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID Pioneers of Placid Lakes are reminded to call the town hall, 465-4888, for the March 13 meeting at the Placid Lakes Country Club at 11:30 a.m. This will be an organizational meeting to create a historical com mission in Placid Lakes to preserve and protect our heritage with information gathered by this group. The Placid Lakes So cial Circle will also meet on the same day, March 13, at 4 p.m. at the Placid Lakes Country Club to go over plans for the upcom ing day trips in April and/ or May. The Litter Patrol is work ing on another cleanup day. We can use vol unteers; we supply the gloves, bags, safety vests. Also, grabbers. The date is March 8 at 8 a.m.; we welcome golf carts, and if you have a trailer, thats even better! Help us keep our village green.T OWN AND C OUNTRY MHPBy Janet DaySEBRING On Feb. 8, park members enjoyed the rst park-wide birth day celebration hosted by Hal and Wendy Johnson featuring ice cream, cake and punch and entertain ment by Lora Patton, a local vocalist. Members donated food for the local Humane Society. By our standards, we thought we collected a great amount of food but when Wen dy and Hal delivered the supply, they learned this amount would feed the animals for approximate ly only one week. This reects the number of animals housed there. An ongoing effort by Nancy Dubuque of Town and Country has been to feed and tame stray cats who wander into the park during her win ter stay. These she transports to the Human Society where eventually they are available for adop tion. To aid her in temporarily housing these animals, Mark and Becky Sims have constructed a shelter in their storage ar eas that Ive been told is fantastic with individu al cages and more. Between Nancy and the Sims the animals are receiving great care and will hope fully provide wonderful pets to a desirable family. Nancy presently has avail able a grown cat (Boots) and three kittens until Hu mane Society openings occur. Kudos to Nancy and the Sims interest/car ing for Gods small creatures. The Chili Cook-off and Slave Auction was Feb.22 and well report the out come next time. Park members have ex perienced a rash of var ious illnesses/hospitalizations in February including Bill Aeschli man, Cindy DiVietro, Natalie Checkley, Nan cy Dubuque, Claudia McManus. Marilyn White, Daphne Rigle, and Bet ty Geiter are still healing from health issues. Our prayers and best wish es are extended to all for complete recuperation. It is good to see Alan Gross man out walking Olivia after healing well from fusion surgery. We are sorry to hear Ray Dubuque trav eled north due to serious illness of his son; we pray for strength, healing and recovery, and safety as Ray travels in the snowy northeast. Sincere sympathy to Shirley and Lee Lund gren on the passing of her mother in Minnesota this past week. The Heartland Barber shop Chorus features their annual concert, How the West Was Lost, on March 14 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Union Congregational Church in Avon Park. Our own Richard Eade is a par ticipant. We will be hear ing a sample of the program at our homeowners association meeting on March 3 when a quartet group performs. Mens Breakfast out is at the Blue Crab on March 12. March events also in clude a park breakfast and Italian dinner. Ongo ing daily activities continue with all residents welcome. I read of the Hermanns Royal Lipizzan Stallions dress performance at Myakka City on March 9 at 4 p.m. Adult tickets $12. Sounds like an interesting day trip. Thanks to our park managers and park own er, we now have round tables in the clubhouse. This arrangement will hope fully provide easier movement for dinners/events. Great news today that our pool is open and operat ing. Several residents and visitors have been disap pointed to hear the pool is down, so great news. Thank you. Speaking of visitors, February must take the record for visita tions to the park. Chuck and I were happy to have our son and grandson for a brief visit but know Ill miss some if I attempt to credit others for adding to the tourist business. It is a pleasure to show off our lovely park to others. There are homes available for sale. March birthdays include Cynthia DeVeitro, Lin da Hartley, Jerry Niedzielski, Dolly Blonde, Bette Chapel, Marion Hibbard, Marge Cerda, Elli Sch weitzer, Mary Tennant, Connie Mullen and Doug Purdy. Happy day to all and a Happy St. Patricks Day.T RO P ICAL HARBOR E STATESBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID Crazy Cards were played by a full house and everyone enjoyed the evening Feb. 15. Cake and coffee were served while the scores were tallied. People went home with prizes and more prizes. Thanks to the cooperation from the peo ple in this park, we took in $900 for the Nu-Hope El der Care Services in this area. Sunday evening, the soup and sandwich meal of chicken noodle soup and minestrone soup and meat ball sandwiches were served by the Help ing Hands Committee. The Valentine theme was still carried out in the ta ble settings. Even if Valentines Day was over, no one turned down the chocolate at each place setting. Joan Rau was hap py to tell that 132 people came to the meal. The Monday morning co-ed coffee was made by Debbie and Gary Hen brey and Pat Boggs. They served a variety of home made goodies to go with the coffee. Our clubhouse is lled up for the cof fee hour, which is great. Jan Hansons guests were Jean and Phil Olson from Minnesota. Bob and I had guests this weekend Harry Michelson from Mukwonago, Wis. and his daughter, Ann Tack ett from Land OLakes. Harry and Bob have been friends for some 60 years, going back to their college days. Helen Todd has also had guests for the past week her daughter-inlaw, Rosemary Todd, and granddaughter, Mandalea Todd. Peggy Sue Teague, our emcee, read the list of birthdays and the follow ing were present: Melanie Cornwell, Wilma Miller, Tom Walton, Rita Ander son, Jim Van Camp, Alice Fazio and Jerry Hallet. Marilyn Cromer played Happy Birthday on the pi ano and everyone in the clubhouse sang. Carol Noel gave her car ing report and on the list were Art Schoening and Jim Heth. Steve and Jua neta Johnsons granddaughters husband was killed in a car accident. Remember to sign all the caring cards, as we do care. Carolyn Reece is sell ing luminaries for the Relay for Life. Buy these in memory of your loved ones. They will be placed around the circle on the evening of March 8. It is a beautiful sight. March 5 is the Strawber ry Festival bus trip, which is $20 and the admission ticket of $8. March 20 is the boat trip for the Red Hats and their friends. They will be go ing up the Caloosahatchie River. They will be given a buffet meal and entertain ment on the boat. Doesnt it sound like a fun day? Dont forget the carryin dinner at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27. Bring a dish to pass and your own table setting and an appetite. The book club meets at 7 p.m. that same day. So well have to eat and run to the meet ing. The ladies coffee meet ing was held by Charlotte Charlton. The coffee was set up by Marysue Willeke and Marilyn Cromer. The guests present were NAn cy Michaels, Cynthia Rutledge from St. Thomas, Ontario. Canada. Cyn this is Charlottes Canadian friend. Charlotte went through the rest of the activities for February. The activities for March are starting up with the Mens Pancake Breakfast on March 1; Inky Fingers is always the rst Mon day of each month. The HOA meeting is Monday, March 3. The mens break fast out is the rst Tuesday morning of each month at the Truck Stop. Darts is every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Nu-Hope sewing is every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Other dates coming up will be the Memorial Fun dRaiser, Eunice Browns 80th birthday party, The Tropical Harbor Spring Choral Concert and the Nu-Hope Movie. Debbie Henbrey called it to our attention that our local re department has received a grant to pro vide the residents living in mobile homes in our area with working smoke alarms. If your smoke alarm needs replacing or needs new battiers and you do need assistance, call 699-3753. The ladies lunch out Feb. 18 was held at Mi chaels in Spring Lake with Doris Dornbach and Mary Dixon hosting. All 68 la dies had a very nice time at Michaels with these la dies hosting. Door prizes were also given away. The Mustangs went to the Caddy Shack Bar and Grill in Sebring. The arrange ments were made by Bob Reed for the 18 men. If youre not part of the solution, youre part of the problem.W OOD H AVEN E STATES B RIDGE SCORESHere are this weeks bridge scores for Wood haven Estates: Party Bridge: First Ray Krahn Second Ken Meyer Third Nancy Pratt Duplicate Bridge: First Laurie LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson Second (a tie) Ray and Roz Krahn, and Bob Helton and Nancy Pratt Third Betty Frizzell and Ken MeyerFRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Courtesy photoWendy and Hal Johnson deliver Town and Country members donated animal food to the Humane Society. Get the paper delivered to you! N EWS -S UN M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 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 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.13000485GCAXMX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER KELLEY AKA 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, AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORID A 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: LOT 9,BLOCK 30,SEBRING COUNTR Y 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 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 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2013-000376-CA 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, 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; ANGELA 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 AVENUE,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 Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 13-01142 RCS February 19,26,2014 LOT 543,SEBRING RIDGE SECTION A,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 45,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100,Boca Raton,Florida 33487 on or before March 19,2014 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Highlands County,Florida,this 17th day of February,2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK February 26; March 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO:13000600GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN ESTATE OF WILLIAM O.TIELERT,DECEASED; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; SUSAN TIELERT; CHRISTOPHER TIELERT; UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST DATED 12/17/2007; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES UNDER TRUST DATED 12/17/2007; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,ET AL Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO:THE UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST DATED 12/17/2007 AND UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES UNDER TRUST DATED 12/17/2007 whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors, creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interest by,through,under or against the Defendants,who are not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:GC-12-001120 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. NORMAN D.MCLARTY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NORMAN D.MCLARTY; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; and any unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, creditors,and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,will on the 17th day of March,2014,at 11:00 o'clock A.M.at the in 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.,offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash,the following-described property situate in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 44,BLOCK 3,ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES,UNIT NO.11,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 48,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court,the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus,if any,resulting from the foreclosure sale,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 13th day of December,2013. 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 the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired,call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) 314848 February 21,28,2014 1050Legals 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 SOTO 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 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. 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 DEat 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. 485130023 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; A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE A BOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE,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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-59 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF MARY G.RUSS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of MARY G.RUSS,deceased, File Number PC 14-59,by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was August 13, 2013; that the total value of the estate is $25,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address HUGH L.RUSS,JR.116 Parkview Circle Lake Placid,FL 33852 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,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 26,2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Hugh L.Russ Jr. 116 Parkview Circle Lake Placid,Florida 33852 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: / s/ Pamela Karlson PAMELA T.KARLSON Florida Bar Number:0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863)465-5033 Fax:(863)465-6022 E-Mail:pam@karlsonlaw.com February 26; March 5,2014 1050Legals

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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-34 IN RE:ESTATE OF LORELL DIPP Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LORELL DIPP,deceased,whose date of death was September 14,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 26,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Deborah S.Chrisman 3190 Topview Court Rochester Hills,Michigan 48309 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ William J.Nielander Florida Bar Number:0386014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 E-Mail:wjn@nielander.com February 26; March 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28 2010 CA 000801 XXAXMX U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGEBACKED TRUST MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-3, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL W.ZIMMERMAN A/K/A MICHAEL WAYNE ZIMMERMAN; PATRICIA M.ZIMMERMAN F/K/A PATRICIA M.VINSAND,ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 20,2012,and entered in Case No.28 2010 CA 000801 XXAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-3 (hereafter ``Plaintiff''),is Plaintiff and MICHAEL W.ZIMMERMAN A/K/A MICHAEL WAYNE ZIMMERMAN; PATRICIA M. ZIMMERMAN F/K/A PATRICIA M.VINSAND; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,INC.,AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS LLC,are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 25th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 3 AND 4,OF SMITH-MCGINNIS COS. RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 2 TO 5 INCLUSIVE BLOCK 25,AVON PARK FLORIDA,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 40,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. Dated this 20th day of February,2014. (SEAL) ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 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. OC3350-13/sp February 26; March 5,2014 28-2013-CA-000310,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC (hereafter ``Plaintiff''),is Plaintiff and LINNETTE HAUGHTON; CIT OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; EAST PALMHURST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.,are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING, at 11:00 a.m.,on the 25th day of March, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 4,IN BLOCK 232,OF EAST-PALMHURST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. Dated this 20th day of February,2014. (SEAL) ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 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. FN3399-11NS/vs February 26; March 5,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000310 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LINNETTE HAUGHTON; CITY OF SEBRING,FLORIDA; EAST PALMHURST HOMEOWNERS A SSOCIATION,INC.; Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 8, 2013,and entered in Case No. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13000882GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LOIS J.PEIRCE,ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): LOIS J.PEIRCE (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address:1517 CLEARVIEW CT, SEBRING,FL 33870 A dditional address:4570 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, SEBRING,FL 33870 A dditional address:1908 FERNWAY ST,#1, SEBRING,FL 33872 A dditional address:209 JAY AVE,SEBRING, FL 33870 Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 1,BLOCK 1,LAGO VISTA,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 11,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.A/K/A 1517 CLEARVIEW CT,SEBRING,FL 33870 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to David A.Friedman,Esq.at VAN NESS LAW FIRM P.A.,Attorney for the Plaintiff,whose address is 1239 E.NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE,SUITE #110,DEERFIELD BEACH,FL 33442 on or before April 1,2014 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.This notice is provided to Administrative order No.2065 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 19th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk FN2597-13NS/asc February 26; March 5,2014 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 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 2000 Employment 2100Help Wanted CITY OF AVON PARK 3X21 AD # 00035969CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00036257 SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X2 AD #00035971 AT HOME PROFESSIONALS 2X3 AD # 00036081

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 www.newssun.com H2A COMPLETEII, Inc 10 Temporary workers needed in DeSoto County, MS. from approximately March 17, 2014 Dec. 15, 2014. Following Supervisors instructions the worker may shovel, haul, spread manure, dig holes, ditches, and trenches. Manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties and field crops. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilizers, transplanting, weeding, thinning or pruning crops, applying pesticides, cleaning, grading, packing and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings and participate in irrigation activities. Work in extreme weather conditions. Proper work attire is required. There will be a 1 week training period and 2 week probation period. A Worker 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 too 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 to work. A pply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS. 662-342-4002, AL. 256-259-1835, LA. 318-676-7705, Fl. 863-385-3672, using job order #MS89977. FULL TIMEExperienced Hospitalist A RNP Needed for Local Sebring Hospital Please send resume to s.dyal@achhospitalist.com EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for mproving 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 2100Help Wanted KNOW?rf ntbtffb nnntttbf ntfnftftbtb nbntft tttfbtf fntttt tttbttt fbt tttr fntbt trfn fntbnb tftDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B1 1 KAWASAKI VULCAN1500. 1988, Good condition, 20,000 miles, new tires, leather saddle bags. $1850.00 or best offer. 863-465-7112 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 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. SOLD!!!!! 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation ROTTWEILER PUPPIES,8 wks. old. $400. Health certs & shots. Will email photos. 863-452-5001 PUG PUPPIES,Fawn color. One male and one female, pure bred pug with no papers. Born January 3. First shots and wormed. Reasonable price to good home only, both parents on site. Call 910-382-5660.NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies CUB CADETLTX1040 MOWER AS GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT VIJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 CRAFTSMAN 42''CUT LAWN TRACTOR Very good condition with bag attachments in excellent condition, $450 OBO. 863-446-0034 CRAFTSMAN 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 & GardenWANTED CHEVROLETS-10, 2 wheel drive, standard shift, in the 90's. Any engine, good or bad. Good body. 810-516-9152 7340Wanted to Buy SEBRING FALLSRyant Blvd. to 1541 Caribbean Rd., March 1, 8am-2pm. Coleman grill, edger, household, lots of misc. SEBRING -WOODHAVEN Estates off Brunns Rd. 22 homes, Feb. 28, 8am-5pm; March 1 8am-1pm. Furniture, crafts, jewelry, kids toys, power tools. Lots of misc. items. Something for everyone! SEBRING -LARGE MULTI-FAMILY sale, 1920 Brunns Rd. Lot 19 (off Hammock Rd.) Fri.-Sat. Feb. 28 & March 1, 8am-2pm. Household goods, table & chairs, lamps, chairs, Xmas village houses, books. SEBRING -GREAT SALE Sat., March 1, 8400 Pine Glen Rd. Everything you could imagine! Pressure cleaner, baby beds, clothing for all ages! Something for the big girls too! Old toys! Bikes and hot wheels, Chevy truck engine. SEBRING -GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat. Feb. 28th & March 1st, 8am-2pm, 2328 Glen Dr. (off Whispering Pines). Musical instruments, jewelry, ham radio antennas, ladies bike, misc. SEBRING -5218 LAFAYETTE AVE., Sat.-Sun., Mar. 1 & 2, 8am-2pm., Furniture, Knick Knacks, Household Items, Sm. Appliances, Sporting Goods. Much More! LAKE PLACIDThur. -Fri. 8 4. Sat. 8 12. 219 Kumquat Rd. NE. Tools, fishing equip., & household. LAKE PLACIDHuge Yard Sale!!! Fri. Sat, 8 ?. 1741 Citadel St. Household items, tools, electronics, collector plates, baseball cards & much much more! AVON PARK2515 N. Arrowhead Rd. Furn., vintage items & jewelry, small appl., tools, kitchen ware, clothing & more! Fri. 2/28 Sat. 3/1. 8 ?. SEBRING FALLSANNUAL Garage/Bake Sale "Sebring Falls" MHP Sat. Mar. 1ST., 8AM till noon. All kinds of items, electrical, linens, furniture, books, puzzles, glassware. Bake sale and concessions. Everyone welcome! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WEIGHT BENCHwith 80 pounds. $75. Good Condition. 863-453-3398 PROJECTION T.V.60". Works. $100. Call 863-453-6391 NEW BLACKAND DECKER Hedge Trimmer $20. 863-243-8643 KITCHEN TABLEw/6 chairs. Good cond. Light oak. $100. 863-453-6391 GOLF CLUBS(Full Set) Leather Trimmed Bag / Head Covers / Pull Cart w/ fold down attached seat. $40. 863-385-7295 FLAT SCREENTV SANYO H.D. 26 INCH. Good Condition. $50. 863-243-8643 7310Bargain Buys FISHER PRICERain Forest Design Infant Swing and Activity & Gym. Very Good Condition. Both for $50. 863-381-2600 DRIVER /MEN'S NIKE $45. 863-453-3398 DOLL HOUSEFurn., Handmade from balsa wood, not for children. 5 rooms+ lots of acces. Includes doll house -needs special attention. $50. 863-402-2285 COLEMAN LANTERNNorth Star / Butane Fuel. Like New w/ extra Mantel. $20. 863-402-2285 CALLAWAY DRIVERLadies 10 degree $18. Golf Hammock Area. 269-963-7817 BIFOLD DOORS2, 75" long. 2 Bifold doors 66" long. 3 passage doors 30" wide. $15. the lot. 863-453-3104 ANTIQUEWICKERRocking Chair. Early 1900's, in good condition. Painted but needs special attention. $50. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain 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 HOT TUB Artesian, 4'9" x 6'7". Good cond. Original cost $6600. Now, $800. Call 863-991-0584 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. 7260MusicalMerchandise 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsRELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting.RENTED!!!! 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR, 1BA, on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Utilities & cable included $400/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORHOMES 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes MAUSOLEUM UNITS.(2). Oak Hill Cemetery. Lake Placid. $900. Call 863-449-0101 LAKEVIEW MEMORIALGARDENS side by side Deluxe Companion External Crypts. $5,000. Call 863-452-5860 4280Cemetery LotsTHE 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 Financial TREE COMPANYSEEKING F/T Employee. Experienced in Tree Work w/CDL. Call 863-655-1838 TESOL ADJUNCTINSTRUCTOR (P/T)Open until filled. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO. NIGHT AUDITOR, HOTEL JACARANDA Part-time, primarily 10 p.m. 2 a.m. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. Open until filled. 863-784-7132.EA/EO/VETERAN'S PREF. LOOKING FORLPN P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. We have a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online atwww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/floridaQuestions call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa LABORERS WITH CLEAN RECORD, Transportation, and No Wimps. Mid State Dewatering Call 863-385-2122 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. EXPANDING DAYSPA, Job Opportunity for a Massage Therapist, Stylist & Nail Tech. at a well Established & Successful Day Spa the Studio of Health & Beauty, MM21553. 1951 US 27 S. Sebring 33870. 863-386-0822. EXPERIENCED RESIDENTIAL ROOFERS NEEDED Call 863-402-9161 2100Help Wanted AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035576 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00035577

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