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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Champions Club adds 5 to Hall of FameA8Elwell running for re-election A2Have a very berry picnic with Florida blueberriesB1 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, March 5-6, 2014 VOL. 95 N O 25 Partly sunny with a T-storm possible High 84 Low 64 Details on A12Births .................... B8 Classieds .............. B9 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 BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Residents between the ages of four and 96 are be ing called for jury duty as the Wash Pin Players again stage Fairy Tale Courtroom. It is a play written by Dana Prouix and will be staged in the Smith Cen ter at the campus of Sebring Senior High School at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Thursday, March 13. Were staging it in the Comedia Dellarte style, which means a lot of action chases and fast-paced hu mor, said Kaerdi Arthur McGovern, Sebring High theater instructor and the director of the play. Audience members will serve as the jury who will decide the fate of defendants the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch for crimes against the Fairy Tale Court.Wash Pin Players to stage Fairytale Courtroom Courtesy photoOne of the Three Little Pigs, played by junior Elizabeth Staley, sits next to the District Attorney, played by her sister, freshman Hannah Staley, during a rehearsal of the Wash Pin Players Fairy Tale Courtroom.Storybook justice BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING An 81-year-old former Se bring Middle School teacher is back in the Highlands County Jail after she reportedly de ed a court or der and again left food out for wild animals. Mary H. Mussel man was charged Monday with four counts of conditional release vio lation. Two of them car ry a $5,000 bond, but the other two are with out bond. The charges came af ter food was reportedly found scattered on the ground outside her Kenilworth Boulevard home during a routine inspec tion by the Flor ida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, act ing on a court or der by Judge Anthony Rittenour. Although she has been seen by a psychi atrist, Rittenour has or dered that Musselman Musselman back in custodyJudge orders mental evaluation after report she was again feeding animals MUSSELMAN IF Y O U GOSHS Wash Pin Players present Fairy Tale Courtroom WHEN : Friday, Saturday and Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Smith Center, Sebring High School COST : $5 at box ofce N O T ES: The proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Highlands County and the group is asking those who attend to bring something to do nate to the Society. BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Its a big election for the city of Sebring and the early voting process be gan Monday for the more than 5,000 registered Sebring vot ers. Seven candidiates Lenard Carlisle, Rob Horne, Mary Ann Lewis, Marty Roepstorff, Mark Stewart, Nadine Elliot Ted stone, and Bud Whitlock are running for three open seats on the city council The Highlands County Su pervisor of Elections ofce opened the polls early Mon day to voters looking to do their civic duty before the ac tual election day on March 11. Voters may cast their vote at the Highlands County Gov ernment Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave. Early voting will run until Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day this week. The elections ofce notied voters that two polling pre cincts have been changed for the actual election day. Voters assigned to precinct 11S are being redirected to the Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 at 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. in Se bring. Precinct 15S voters are being directed to cast their ballots at the Sebring Recreation Club at Early voting open in Sebring Katara Simmons/News-SunEarly voting is taking place for the City of Sebring now through Friday at the Highlands County Supervisor of Elections ofce in Sebring. The regular election will be held March 11.Polls open until Friday ahead of March 11 electionSEE PLAYERS | A5SEE VOTING | A7 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Despite receiving letters of in terest from two entities wanting to turn a coun ty-owned clay pit into an outdoor shooting range, Highlands Coun ty Commissioners Tuesday morning decided to put the issue out to bid to see if anybody else might be interested in using the property. This will be opened up for proposals, not only from these two, but for anybody else who wants to lease this property, said High lands County Commission Chairman Greg Harris. The issue was not on the commissions agen da but was presented at the end of the meeting under County Admin istrator June Fishers report. Once touted as a world-class BMX bicy cle racing facility, the property since has be come unused, vandalized and overgrown.County still seeking options for clay pitSEE COUNTY | A6 SEE JAILED | A5 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Two federal cases against Avon Park have been dismissed. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was unable to conclude that discrimination had occurred in cases led by former city employ ees Sally Perry and Gloria Shrum. The two women still have the right to sue the city in state or fed eral court, according to the EEOC ruling. Howev er, they already had cases in federal court that have been dismissed. Both Perry and Schrum were ofcers in the Amer ican Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3597, and have alleged that lay offs that dropped the citys workforce from 103 fulltime employees to 50 peo ple targeted union members. However, an arbitrator ruled against that com plaint. One of the cases the city is still facing is Michael A. Rowan v. City of Avon Park. Rowan, who was on contract as city po lice chief, was suspended without pay by City Manager Julian Deleon on June 13, 2011, after Row an and the city could not come to terms on a sepa ration agreement. His dismissal followed his investigation of city Two EE OC cases against AP dismissedSEE SUITS | A7 M C Y K

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com Ride the Racetrack tickets on saleSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce Ride the Racetrack is al most here. Presented by MIDFLORIDA, Sebring International Raceway and Skip Barber School of Racing, Ride the Racetrack is a twist ing and turning ride for anyone who dares to go two laps around the en tire 3.7-mile track. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Sebring International Raceway. This is a huge event for the community each year, as local residents and visitors get an adren aline rush as they ride the internationally known Sebring International Raceway with one of Skip Barbers profession al drivers. Avoid the lines and purchase tickets early at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, or at any Highlands County MIDFLORIDA branch. Tickets are $15 per per son in advance, or $20 the day of the event. No car seats or pets. Rides are limited.Tax Collector wants to help motorists save moneySEBRING Florida motor vehicle registra tion costs may be lowered by up to $25 annually, and Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer wants residents to take advantage of these poten tial savings now. Zwayer said, In 2009, former Tax Collector Charles Bryan did a great service to our citizens by encouraging motor ists to do a two-year renewal to save money before the motor vehicle renewal prices went up. Now with the proposal to lower these prices sub stantially, I am encouraging folks to limit their registration to a single year so that they do not lose out on potential savings if the law should take effect on Sept. 1, 2014. Currently, when citi zens choose the option of a biennial vehicle reg istration, they realize no cost savings, only the convenience of a twoyear renewal. With the pending proposal to re duce fees, anyone renewing for two years before Sept. 1 would lose the benet of the reduction for the second year of their renewal period. Fees paid prior to the effec tive date of the reduction would not be eligible for a refund or adjustment once the law takes effect. The Tax Collectors of ce can be contacted for questions at 402-6685, or by email at info@hctax collector.com.Effort being made to reinstate Common Law Grand JurySEBRING We the People will hold an elec tion for the reinstating of the Common Law Grand Jury here in Highlands County at 7 p.m. Thursday. The election will be at Homers, 1000 Sebring Parkway. There will be a 35-min ute presentation starting at 7 p.m. and a vote by showing of hands will be at 7:35 p.m. All par ticipants will then be invited to register for the Common Law Grand Jury. For information, call John Nelson at 385-8274 or email jenkan04@gmail. com.Guardian ad Litem volunteer information at the Avon Park LibraryAVON PARK The Guardian ad Litem pro gram, which serves abused and neglected children across Highlands County, is seeking volunteers. Dawn Shinskey, a re cruiter for the program, will have information about becoming a vol unteer at the Avon Park Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Stop by with any questions. If you cannot attend this orientation session but are interested in be coming a volunteer, call Dawn Shinskey at (863) 534-4597 or email Dawn. Shinskey@gal..gov.HIP to distribute phonesSEBRING Hearing Impaired Persons will distribute free amplied telephones from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to Florida residents with a hearing or speech loss The distribution will take place in the conference room at Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, 6414 U.S. 27 South. Distributions will also take place again from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20. These distributions are by appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347.Support groups meetChange of Pace offers support groups for Caregivers that are deal ing with loved ones that have Alzheimers or an other dementia. In Avon Park a group meets weekly at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church on Camphor Street (behind the McDonalds). In Lake Placid the group meets week ly at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave. In Sebring the group meets weekly at 1 p.m. Thursday at Change of Pace (Sebring Christian Church), 4514 Hammock Road, and at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday. For more information contact Change of Pace at 382-1188.Shrine Club hosts bandAVON PARK The Highlands Shrine Club will host North and South Band playing coun try, gospel and bluegrass music from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the lodge on State Road 17 North. Refreshments will be available. No alcohol will be served. These events are open to the public. 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. 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 C E Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon day-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 re placement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. 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Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date.O BITUARIE S AN D A NNOUN C EMENT SEmail all obituaries and death notices to 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 1927LO TTER YL OTTOSaturday, March 1 2-7-9-16-19-45 X-3 Toays Jackpot: $16 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, March 1 3-8-25-30-47 PB-13 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $40 millionM EGA M ONEYFriday, Feb. 28 20-22-30-34 PB-19 Tuesdays Jackpot: $700,000M EGA M ILLION SFriday, Feb. 28 3-31-50-58-59 PB-6 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $240 million CAS H 3 Saturday, March 1 Day: 6-1-8 Night: 9-4-2 Sunday, March 2 Day: 0-6-8 Night: 2-5-3 Monday, March 3 Day: 8-9-8 Night: 8-8-2 P LAY 4Saturday, March 1 Day: 6-1-7-7 Night: 5-0-3-8 Sunday, March 2 Day: 0-3-3-3 Night: 6-6-9-4 Monday, March 3 Day: 0-8-3-7 Night: 2-1-7-6 F ANTA S Y 5 Saturday, March 1 23-27-29-30-33 Sunday, March 2 7-18-20-25-35 Monday, March 3 5-19-24-26-32SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EW S BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Truck owners value tailgates for their help in loading heavy equipment or supplies, or just providing a serving area for the football season tailgate party. Lately, however, those tailgates have gone miss ing. Since November, ve truck owners have had their tailgates stolen. Four of them lost their tailgates in the same 24-hour pe riod. It was a sour Valentines Day celebration for those drivers when sometime between that night and the morning of Feb. 15, thieves made off with tailgates in Avon Park and the Lake Jo sephine area, south of Sebring. The tailgate theft last No vember was in the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park, according to Nell Hays, public information ofcer for the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce. According to last years data from the NICB, 2008 and 2010 Ford F150 truck tailgates were claimed as stolen most often from January 2006 to Septem ber 2012, followed by 2007 Chevrolet Silverados. A 1985 Ford F150 was in the insurance claims, while the newest vehi cles were 2012 Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC and Toyota pickups. While tailgate thefts are not new, the rate of thefts has been increasing: 20062009 saw only 23 tailgate theft claims, while 2010 saw that number shoot up to 430 and again in 2011 to 472. In 2012, through Sept. 30, tailgate theft claims reached 418, with 557 pro jected through that year. The NICB states that tail gates can be stolen in less than 30 seconds, mak ing them prime targets. With replacement costs of $1,000 or more, it makes sense for pickup owners to make their tailgates less at tractive to thieves: If your model has an in tegrated lock, use it. If a tailgate cant be opened, it cant be stolen as eas ily. If you dont have one, get one; they are rela tively inexpensive. Park with the tailgate as close as you can to an object or a structure to prevent the tailgate from opening. Etch your trucks vehi cle identication number (VIN) or a personal identication number into the tailgate. Deputies are looking for leads to who may be com mitting these thefts. Any one with information is requested to call Detective Allison Hinkle at 402-7820. Anyone with informa tion who wants to remain anonymous and be eli gible for a cash reward is asked to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800226-TIPS (8477) or on the Internet at www.heart landcrimestoppers.com.Sheriff warns of tailgate thefts Special to the News-SunSEBRING County Commissioner Don Elwell dropped off the necessary paperwork late Friday afternoon to begin his campaign for re-election as Highlands County Commission er for District 2. He was rst elected in 2010. I cant tell you how much it means to me to have the opportuni ty to run for re-election and hopefully represent our countys citizens for one more term, Elwell said. I had delayed l ing the paperwork a bit, and was getting a lot of questions about wheth er I was going to run. It was absolutely nev er a question of desire, thats for sure. My re sponsibilities at Alan Jay have expanded tre mendously over the past couple months, and I wasnt going to run for re-election un less I knew I could dedicate the same amount of time and work as a commissioner as I have throughout my rst term. Elwell serves as the di rector of Marketing & Public Relations for the Alan Jay Automotive Network. Throughout his rst term, Elwell has served on the commission dur ing some difcult issues as well as through some of the countys most challenging budget dis cussions. Additionally, he has been appointed as the commission liai son for the Hospital District Board, Transpor tation Disadvantaged Board, Lake Istokpoga Management Commit tee, Heartland Library Cooperative Advisory Board and Affordable Housing Advisory Com mittee. In 2013, Elwell was also appointed to the Heartland CrimeStop pers board. He has received the designation of Certied County Commissioner from the Florida Association of Counties and will have completed the neces sary training to achieve the rank of Advanced County Commissioner in June of this year. He has held six town hall-style meetings to date while in ofce, with attendance rang ing from a few dozen to over one hundred at each event. I have found that the transparency and open dialogue really works for me on the commission and I have no intention of slowing that down in the future, Elwell said. Elwell is a regis tered Republican, and has lived in Highlands County since 2002, currently living in the Spring Lake area with his wife and family. Elwell seeks re-election Katara Simmons/News-SunDon Elwell is running for re-election as Highlands County Commissioner for District 2. M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEWUnable to enjoy a mealI have been going to (a fast food restaurant) in Avon Park for the last 10-12 years, and I have never had any prob lems. My friends and I sit every morning in a group and just chat. Well, there is one employee who works there that I dont get along with, but I have always been polite. The rst of January 2013, they got a new manag er and for some reason she took it upon herself to start accusing me of harass ing the customers. She has called me outside on several occasions to let me know that if I dont start getting along with this one employee, she will stop me from coming in. The week before Easter she done just that called the police and said I was harassing the customer. Everyone was telling her that I have not done any thing. I called Tampa and I called Illinois, and to this day they have not returned my call. All I ask them to do is watch the video or send someone in to inves tigate. They have not done anything. Its a shame when senior citizens cant go in and enjoy themselves. If they were to do this to all of their people, they would not have much business. They are more concerned about money than their customers. I was always told the customer was right, but according to the one in Avon Park, this is not so.ANN SP AI NAvon ParkCustomer loses to big energy companyI would like an explanation that is a bit more substantial than the rhetoric I got when I recently emailed Duke En ergy about my concerns with the way they transitioned to their new billing cycles by extending the days in some customers most recent billing cycle. My question to Duke Energy was sim ple why should some customers be penalized in our pockets because they decided to make adjustments to their routes to be more efcient that caused some of our billing cycles to go beyond our standard billing period. Hypothetically, lets say that the regu lar billing cycle was 30 days. Our most recent billing cycle ran an addition al nine days beyond the 30-day period, which means that technically a new billing cycle would have started and we would have been within our rst 1000 KWH Energy and Fuel Charges had they not extended the cycle an ex tra nine days. The extended nine days in this cycle caused us to go above the 1000 KWH for Energy and Fuel and therefore, we paid 8.625 cents and 5.07 cents per KWH, respectively, rather than the normal rate of 7.263 and 4.077, respectively Why should we be penalized and have to pay more at the above 1,000 KWH for additional days added to our billing cycle because we had no choice in this matter? This same usage would have been within the below 1,000 KWH had they maintained the normal bill ing cycle. Again, its the customer who loses and not the big energy company. Its not like we can take our business else where if we dont like their business practices.K E LLY J O HN SO NSebringAMVETS show had a lot of supportThe Sons of AMVETs Post 21 would like to thank everyone that brought cars and motorcycles to our show at Post 21 on Feb. 22. We also want to thank the following for their support with door prizes: Advance Auto Parts north, AAMCO Transmission, Race Thru Kwik Lube, Car Quest, Frames & Images, T.J. Leathers, Advance Auto south, Sonnys Barbecue, Papa Johns Pizza, Auto Zone, Pizza Hut, 24/7 Car Wash and a special thank you to Larry Buehler for bring ing the No. 8 Budweiser car and also the Ladies Auxiliary, Sons and AMVETS who helped.G EORGE G RA YSebringWest Sebring VFD says thanksChief (Scott) Mann and the entire membership and Board of Directors of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Depart ment extend their thanks for the following sponsors who so generously donat ed their time and/or goods to help us with our 39th Annual BBQ: Aeromed, Cohan Radio Network, News-Sun, Sams Club, Sysco, Wal-Mart, Winn-Di xie and the support of our community. This years Annual BBQ was a great success and we couldnt have done it without the help of these sponsors and our local community. Their generosity is genuinely appreciated.W ES T S E B RI N G VFDIts been almost 12 years since my husband and I moved to Sebring from our hometown of Lebanon, Pa., not far from Hershey. We fell in love with all of it except for one thing: the monu ment that sits out in the water along the edge of Lake Jackson. Each time we ride along the lake on U.S. 27, I look for it. In past years, the monument has been on dry land, but still down off the sidewalk and far enough away so that people cant really see the names listed there. There is no concrete walk that leads out to it, and there are no steps lead ing down from the sidewalk along the highway. The rail ing prevents anyone from going out to it and, quite honestly, Im not even cer tain what the monument says. With all the rain these past months, the monu ment now sits in the water making it impossible for anyone to get to it except possibly by boat. Just the other day, we drove past the monument again and I no ticed the cranes have taken to sitting on the monument, since its out in the water and that gives the birds a nice vantage point to look for sh. Thats wonderful. But realizing that birds of all kinds do tend to leave a mess below wherever they perch will give you some idea of what the monument looks like at this point. Frankly, being the moth er of an Iraq War veteran and having had numerous relatives who have served this country in past wars, I am appalled that any or ganization or group or city would permit a monument of any kind to be erected in such an unhandy, unsightly and unceremonious place. I have heard others comment bitterly about it for many years, and it breaks my heart every time I see. So heres my proposal for the city of Sebring: Move the monument. Relocate it somewhere where people can walk up to it, read what is on it, share the emotion from it, and pay homage to all those who gave so much. Sebring and the surround ing area is lled with veter ans from all wars. Perhaps they would like to have a Veterans Day service at the monument some time. That would be impossible at its present location. I would be delighted to join in such a ceremony when the monument is re located where there is parking, where there are sidewalks, where chairs can be placed for seating, where someone can speak from a podium, and where recog nition can be given to those listed on that huge piece of granite. Its time to do something about that monument, Se bring. Can we start a movement? Can we get people on board? Can we start a Move That Monument campaign? I would love to hear other viewpoints. Write to me: Carol Kline, c/o of the News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Ill take it from there. Poli ticians welcome. (There is another voting season com ing!)Carol Kline is a Sebring resident and an occasional correspondent for the News-Sun.A war memorial no one can visit Courtesy photoThis monument placed on the shore of Lake Jackson near U.S. 27 is now surrounded by water. G UES T C O L U MNCarol KlineY OUR VIEW S Today is Ash Wednesday, a solemn holy day for Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Ro man Catholics and other Christian de nominations with a Western European background. Ash Wednesday marks the rst day of Lent, a time of fasting and repen tance. According to Online Etymolo gy Dictionary, the name Lent, derives from the old Saxon word Lenten, which means the 40 days before Easter. The name came into common use some time in the late 14th Century. Easter is the holiest day of the Chris tian calendar. It is a joyous celebra tion of resurrection and eternal life, mirrored by nature. As Christ arises, so does spring. Days get longer. Trees burst into bud. We feel hope and well being, spiced with a sense of possibil ity. Paradoxically, and this is true whether religious or secular, one needs darkness in order to see the light. Which is why a time of inner reection, like Lent, is so powerful and cleansing. It is impor tant to stop and look inward, admitting ones weaknesses, asking for forgive ness from those we have wronged and nding forgiveness for those who have wronged us. In fact, whatever ones religious be liefs, these next 40 days are a good time to reect on the gift of life and how we use it. Lent is a time to reach out to a neighbor, or take a veteran out to lunch, or mentally regroup and press forward with New Years resolutions that have fallen by the wayside. In other words, you dont have to give anything up for Lent, but you can use the next 40 days to feed your soul, no matter what your religionLent can be about more than giving things up LE TT ERS T O TH E EDI T ORShoulde be 200 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 re ject letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publication. Only two letters per month per writer will be accepted. Send letters to:EM AI Leditor@newssun.comM AI LLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Serving as the judge this time around will be Queen Shell-Zap-Um with a very proper British rabbit serving as the bai liff. The last time we did it he was a dumb bunny, but he is a proper English rab bit for this one, McGovern said. The defendants will stand trial for all of the stories in which they served as the villains, with their victims slated to take the stand against them. We have Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs and others who will be testi fying against the Big Bad Wolf while Dorothy, Sleep ing Beauty and Snow White will be making the case against the Wicked Witch, McGovern said. Tickets are $5 each and will be on sale at the box ofce window each eve ning before show time. It will be general admis sion seating, meaning rst come, rst served. These plays really are a lot of fun and good for the whole family, there is enough humor of the adults and enough action for the kids, McGovern said. McGovern said, as in all her plays, they urge the children and families with children to sit up front. This year, the troupe is starting a new tradition. Being sponsors of the Hu mane Society of Highlands County, McGovern is asking all who plan to attend any of the per formances to bring cat or dog food for the animals housed at the shelter on Haywood Taylor Boule vard. They can bring oth er items such as kitty litter, small blankets, animal toys or puppy pads if they would like, McGov ern said. The group already ex ercised their thespian talents earlier this year as Christmas zombies during the Humane Societys re scheduled Terror Trail entitled the Dead of Winter in January. We helped raise $6,000 in that one, McGovern said. We want to continue to help them. Courtesy photoQueen Shell-Zap-Um, played by 10th-grader Breeana Smith, zaps the bailiff bunny, played by sophomore Ethan Dilday. PLAYERS FROM PAGE A1 We have Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs and others who will be testifying against the Big Bad Wolf while Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White will be making the case against the Wicked Witch. These plays really are a lot of fun and good for the whole family, there is enough humor of the adults and enough action for the kids.Kaerdi McGovern SHS drama instructornow be held in a secure facility until a more complete mental evalua tion can be conducted. Sebring attorney Bill Fletcher, who serves as Musselmans legal coun sel, said he had taken the Sebring woman to the Highlands County jail Monday evening to avoid any issues. Mus selman was charged with resisting arrest in February when she was picked up by FWC agents and Highlands County sheriffs depu ties. Fletcher indicated that Musselman already had been seen in a pri vate appointment by a psychiatrist and suffers from Alzheimers and dementia. Even before her Mon day arraignment on counts of feeding ani mals in opposition to the court order, the Sebring woman had another count led against her. An additional charge of placing food or gar bage to attract bears, foxes or raccoons, a sec ond-degree misdemeanor, was added to her list of counts this past week end. Christine Pletcher, an intake attorney for the local State Attorneys ofce, said the counts against Musselman will be parceled out and handled differently. The felony case is completely separate from the misdemean or violation of probation, she said. They are different cases and they will be handed in differ ent courtrooms. When Musselman was released from jail last month after a week-long stay, Rittenour had ex acted a promise from her that she would cease and desist putting out food for feral animals. You understand we had problems with that in the past. If I say you have to have a mental heath evaluation, if I say you cant have anything out there to feed the bears, are you you go ing to do that? Rittenour asked. Musselman at the time responded she certainly would. The case itself dates back to November of last year, with FWC of cials indicating they had to euthanize a bear that had been fed by Mussel man and had lost its fear of humans. Wildlife agents say that once bears lose their natural fear of humans they cannot be relocated as they are a danger any where they are put. The next scheduled court appearance for Musselman is a March 31 case status hearing. JAILED FROM PAGE A1 BRANDON (AP) One man is dead follow ing an early-morning altercation with Hills borough County Sheriffs deputies in a Brandon neighborhood. Deputies shot Lew Tyree, 41, early Tuesday in a suburb near Tampa. Sheriffs spokeswoman Cristal Bermudez Nunez said the man had burned his clothes, cut a cat with a butcher knife and then charged at arriving dep uties while holding the knife and a 20-pound barbell. Deputies said the man was trying to break a window of an apartment when they ar rived. Nunez said the dep uties tried to calm the man. When that didnt work, they tried using a stun gun on him. At that point, he turned around and was about ve feet away from the deputies, she said. He was not listen ing to commands and he was armed with a large butcher knife and charged the deputies. Ofcials say all three deputies red multiple shots. The three deputies in volved Steve Gutier rez, 35, Marina Stroud, 34, and James Maiello, 25 were not injured. Deputies shoot, kill suspect in Brandon M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING A local couple in bed at 10:55 p.m. Sunday heard a banging noise on their window. One went and opened his front door at his Bar num Street home and found a man standing in his screened-in porch. He shut the door, but the man started banging on it. When Highlands County sheriffs deputies arrived at the home, they found a man with one foot and leg already through the crack of the door, ramming the door with his shoulder. The residents were pushing against the door to prevent him from get ting in, reports said. At one point, he hit the door so hard that it knocked one resident back onto the oor, reports said. A deputy drew his weap on and ordered the man to get on the ground with his hands up. He didnt, so the deputy red a stun gun at him. He then handcuffed the man once he was on the ground and incapaci tated. According to arrest re ports, the residents didnt know the man identi ed as Don Earle Morgan, 42, of 5110 Roanoke St., Sebring and they nev er gave him permission to come into the screened-in porch or the house. They estimated damage to the door at $100. Mor gan was charged with bur glary with assault or battery and criminal mischief of more than $200, but less than $1,000.Man stunned, arrested after trying to storm home BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK When Highlands County Sher iffs deputies rst arrived Sunday night for a domes tic battery complaint, the victim denied anything had happened. But when a third par ty told deputies that Ray mond Paul Massey, 44, of 4024 Capri St. in Sebring had hit the 40-year-old woman in her stomach, in the head and slap her face, the victim reportedly re canted her story and said she was pushed, put in a headlock and hit several times between 8:50 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. Sunday. She also said Massey had head-butted her above her left eye. Massey was then arrest ed on a charge of aggravated battery when the offender knew or should have known she was preg nant. Reports also said she both appears to be preg nant and that she conrmed she is seven and one-half months pregnant with Masseys child. According to reports, he is aware that the child is his and sometimes yells at her for becoming preg nant and belittles her. The two have dated for approximately eight months and have resid ed together as a couple on several occasions during that time, reports said. Reports stated that the victim already had a black eye before Sunday, but told deputies she didnt re port it because she feared the repercussions from Massey if she told. Massey told deputies he and the victim had only been arguing and that any noises the neighbors heard were from him fall ing in the shower by accident.Man charged with battery on pregnant girlfriend Phil Attinger/News-SunCounty commissioners voted Tuesday to solicit letters of interest from anybody who might want to submit proposals for the use of a mined-out clay pit north of Avon Park. One group is proposing a shooting range for the property.Jeri Canale, a former county commission er and owner of Boom Boom Guns and Ammo, had suggest the idea of turning the facility into an outdoor shooting and archery range back in January. That proposal, she said, had come in response to requests from her cus tomers, who had complained that they have to drive to Okeechobee and Manatee counties to shoot riles or high-pow ered handguns as well as from local 4-H members who wanted to hone their gun and archery skills. Commissioners re sponded in February by issuing a request for let ters of interest. Only Canale and the newly formed Heartland Gun Club responded. Despite only receiving the two inquiries, Com missioner Ron Handley suggested that the coun ty put the land out to bid and not limit itself to only the one use. Didnt we do that when we asked for the letter of interest? asked Commis sioner Jim Brooks. So what are we saying? That we want to go back out again and ask if there is any more interest? County Attorney Ross Macbeth told Brooks that because the property now would be put out to bid, the county would not have to restrict it to any single use. If it is an unspecied use we may have more to talk about after the bids come in, he said. In addressing the board, Canale all but withdrew her request, saying that she had been worn down by the coun tys processes. She suggested that the county take over the project. I have done everything I can to show you what I can do, she said. I give up. I am too old for this. She later recanted, say ing she would wait to hear feedback from her customers. Gerald Roach, vice president of the Heart land Gun Club, told commissioners his groups effort also was to create an affordable place for shooters. He said there also were resources to the club available from the National Rie Associa tion. No date was given for the issuance of bid re quests, however, under the boards normal pro cess, the formal solicitation for RFPs could take at least another 30 days. COUNTY FR OM PA GE A1 GAR Y FINEOUTAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE A bid to bring major casinos to South Florida was dealt a signicant setback under a sweeping gambling pro posal rolled out late Monday by the Republicancontrolled Florida House. The House bill, spon sored by the GOP chair man who is overseeing gambling legislation, would create a statewide commission to oversee the multi-billion dollar in dustry. But it does not authorize the creation of two Las Ve gas-styled casinos. A Senate proposal released last week would allow resort casinos in both Broward and Miami-Dade coun ties. Instead the House would leave it up to voters to decide if casinos could ever come to the Sunshine State. Thats because the House is also proposing a constitutional amend ment that would require voter approval to for any future expansions of gam bling. An amendment requires a yes vote by 60 percent of voters in order to pass. Rep. Robert Schenck, R-Spring Hill, and spon sor of the bill called the House plan a responsi ble proposal. He added that would it also clean up signicant and glar ing loopholes in current law. Schenck said that any gambling bill consid ered during the session must be accompanied by the constitutional amend ment. The House propos al would also appear to do little to undo the cur rent compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida that cur rently brings in more than $200 million a year to the state. The tribe operates sev eral casinos around the state, including the large Hard Rock casino in Tam pa. The tribe inked a deal with former Gov. Char lie Crist that allowed slot machines and card games such as blackjack. The main portion of that com pact, however, expires in 2015 and its not clear if Gov. Rick Scott plans to begin negotiating with the Seminoles anytime soon. The decision of House Republicans to throw out a starkly different pro posal from their Senate counterparts could be an other sign that the Legislature may be unable to yet again reach any agree ment on gambling. The annual 60-day session starts on Tuesday. The House killed a bill two years ago to bring re sort casinos to the state, but last year legislative leaders agreed to under take a major study of the states gambling industry. Some in Floridas busi ness community, including political heavyweights such as Disney, remain steadfastly opposed to any gambling expansion. All sides caught up in the ght over gambling, have poured hundreds of thou sands of dollars into campaign accounts. Sen. Garrett Richter, RNaples and chairman of the Senate Gaming Com mittee, said it may be a few weeks before the Sen ate gambling proposal is ready to leave the run way. Richters committee spent nearly 90 minutes going over the legislation (SB 7052) but he said it is unlikely legislators will vote on the bill until later this month.State House gambling bill would not allow casinos M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 IRENE O RO URKEIrene (Kassack) ORourke of Still River and Sebring passed away at sundown on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her home in Still River. She was 92 years old. Mrs. ORourke was born in Queens, N.Y. She married James (Jimmy) ORourke, a lawyer, in 1948. They had ve children, Ste phen ORourke of Silver Spring, Md., Christine ORourke of Rumson, N.J., Martin ORourke of Millville, Daniel ORourke of Holtsville, N.Y., and Andrea ORourke-Friel, of Still River. She is survived by her children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Jimmy ORourke passed away in 1997. Irene taught third grade at Holy Child Jesus School in Richmond Hill, Queens, from 1967-1979. She also worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and Ci tiBank of New York. A resident of the Buttonwood Bay community in Florida since 1987, she was a found ing member of and enjoyed performing for The Button wood Theatre in the park. She was a seniorpage correspondent and wrote a column titled Among Other Things for the Se bring News-Sun. She volunteered at Walk er Memorial Hospital in Avon Park, as Cuddles the Clown, work ing with infants, and she was an inveterate world trav eler. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Trinity Church in Harvard, and she was in terred beside her spouse at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass. ORO URKEJACK I E PACEJackie Lee Pace, of Se bring was born in Bluff ton, Ind. on May 24, 1950 and died at home on Feb. 28, 2014. Mr. Pace is survived by a daughter, Melinda Ann Pace Povanda of Jacksonville; his mother, Marjorie Mae Sei bold; a brother, Gregory D. Simmons; a sister, Cheryl L. Poole four grandchildren, an aunt, uncle, two neph ews and a niece. Jack was loved by many people and gave of himself generously in return. Mr. Pace graduated from Wendell L. Willkie High School in 1968 and served in air trafc control in Viet Nam during his military ser vice in 1971-77. He had a lifelong love of ying, which gave rise to his being a pilot and a ight in structor. OBITUARIES 333 Pomegranate Ave. The changes to the two previous polling locations are slated for this election only, according to the Su pervisor of Elections Ofce. A sample ballot may also be found at high lands.elections.org/.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. VOTING FROM PAG E A1 BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott touted Floridas improving economy in a State of the State speech Tuesday that drew a con trast between the recession years under former Gov. Charlie Crist and the jobs created during his rst three years in ofce. Scott described the bleak economic condi tion the state was in when he took ofce in 2011 and then highlighted ef forts hes made to make the state more business friendly. Without direct ly naming Crist, a Republican-turned-Democrat who hopes to challenge Scott in November, he placed blame on his pre decessor for Floridas hard times. Florida was in a hole. Unemployment was above 11 percent, more than one million people were unemployed and our debt ballooned to more than $28 billion, Scott said in the prepared ver sion of his address. Some say these statistics were all because of a glob al recession. They say it doesnt matter who was running our state that anyone would have been just a victim of the times. I disagree. The speech reected more on Scotts accom plishments than it laid out a vision for the nal year of his rst term. It also in troduced a new catchphrase that will likely be used in his re-election. Scott campaigned with the catch phrase lets get to work and last year proclaimed its working in his State of the State speech. This year he said Lets keep working several times in the speech that marks the opening of the Legisla tures 60-day session. Unlike the previous ad ministration which lost 1 million jobs, we add ed almost a half a million jobs, Scott said. Working together, we have made Florida not just a destina tion for tourists, but a des tination for opportunity. Scott cited 24 tax cuts and the elimination of nearly 3,000 regulations since he took ofce as ex amples of how Florida has become more business friendly. He said state debt is down, and government has become more efcient under his watch. Four years ago peo ple were down on Florida. High unemployment, shrinking home values Florida was in retreat, Scott said. Now, we are on the rise, jobs are com ing back, career opportunities are growing, home values are improving and there is simply no reason that Flori da cannot be the number one state in the country to nd a job. Scott urged law makers to continue cutting taxes by another $500 million this year, including a rollback of vehicle registration fees that were increased under Crist and further cutting corporate income taxes. He also criticized laws passed under Crist that al lowed state universities to increase tuition and asked lawmakers to keep tuition from rising this year. Scott, a former hospi tal chain CEO who spent $73 million of his and his wifes money to win the 2010 election, has been perceived as being out of touch with working fami lies. He used his speech to describe his own humble beginnings, telling law makers that he lived in public housing and never knew his birth father. Scott touts improving economy in annual State of the State speech SCO TTcouncil members, including Mayor Sharon Schuler and Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles, on citizen complaints of corruption and Sun shine Law violations. A major issue in the case is whether Row an was put on administrative leave, then suspended, then red in response to his investi gation. Rowan states that he is protected as a whis tleblower under Florida law and is asking the court to order the city to reinstate him, to state there is no basis for sus pension without pay and to have the city pay back pay, damages and attorneys fees. No ruling has been made in his case. Perrys case dates back to July 27, 2012, from an inspection of two ve hicles Perry used in her job with the city. She al leged that her supervisor, Jimmy Runner, and coworker Brenda Sliva overstepped their au thority by looking in the glove compartment, be hind and under seats and inside her handbag. Perry, a 15-year-em ployee, named Runner, Sliva and Jason Lister, of the Avon Park Police, as defendants. Alleged ly Lister told her at the time of the search that she had no rights in the matter. She told the News-Sun at that time that every thing inside her handbag was scrutinized, that she was deprived Constitutional rights and that the city failed to protect those rights. The court dismissed claims against Sliva, Lister, Runner and City Manager Julian Dele on on Jan. 22, 2013, and ruled against Perry on Sept. 3, stating that the citys personnel policy allowed city ofcials to search her handbag. That policy states that anything brought onto city property is sub ject to inspection, including personal equipment, clothing, property and belongings even trunks and lunch bags. The case was dis missed on Oct. 30, 2013, and the city sought to have legal fees paid by Perry. SUITS FROM PAG E A1 M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS BY SCOTT DRESSELEditorAVON PARK There was a lot of red in the packed room Saturday night at the Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park, but only one type really mattered the red jackets worn by the Champions Club Hall of Fame members. The club inducted its third Hall of Fame class, adding Ralph Hill, Dwayne Lemler, Dexter Seigler, Dr. Ronald Sevigny and Don Sisemore to the ranks that already included 11 Avon Park legends. Hill was a star player for the Devils 1948 state championship baseball team and later coached Avon Park to baseball titles in 1966 and again in 1972, a team that featured Sisemore. Hill, who also coached basketball and football for the Devils, was 103-40 in eight seasons as baseball coach. Hall of Fame member Hoppy Rewis, who played for Hill and then later coached with him, honored his former mentor, who died in 2008. Literally, I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for him, Rewis said, since Hill was the one who planted the seed that grew into his teaching and coaching career. Rewis recalled Hills upbeat attitude. If he was here today, hed be tickled to death to get this, but if he didnt (get elected), there wouldnt be a breath that came out of him complaining or saying he got cheated. Lemler, who died in 2012, graduated from Avon Park in 1963, winning the title of best allaround athlete that year. He taught (and coached JV football, baseball and basketball) at APHS from 1967-82 before moving into administration as an assistant principal. Avon Park Champions Club adds to Hall of Fame Scott Dressel/News-SunChampions Club President Charles Devlin helps new Hall of Fame member Don Sisemore put on his red jacket during Saturdays ceremony. Sisemore was one of ve added to the Hall of Fame. SEE HALL | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It may be a down year for the usually powerhouse DeSoto softball program, but that didnt mean they were going to get any mer cy from a Lady Dragon squad on the rise. And thats how it played out in Mondays contest at Lake Placid, with the host Dragons mercy-ruling the Lady Bulldogs by a 12-2 count. Starting pitcher Holly Krett worked around a minor threat in the rst to keep DeSoto off the board before Lake Placid plated three in their half. Kaeli Spurlock got it started with a running, slap single and Krett beat out a slow chopper toward second. With one out, Courtney Delaney and Raveen Gobourne raked back-toback RBI singles and the third came in when Lana Sedatols shot to second got through. The second went by scoreless on both sides and Krett kept the Bulldogs at bay in the third. Then two more were added in the bottom of the third with Delaney reaching on an error and with two out, Tamija Douglas walked. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch and when Breauna Corleys smash toward short couldnt be handled, both came in to score for a 5-0 lead. But even in a down year for DeSoto, the Bulldogs did show they still had a little bite in them as they got to Krett in the fourth. Two runs came in and two were on with one out when the call went to the bullpen for Shannon Huber to come on in relief. Huber set down her rst batter on strikes, though walked the second one to load the bases with a 5-2 lead hanging in the balance. But she induced a elders choice grounder to Corley at short to quell the threat and set the stage for the Dragons big inning. Six came across in the bottom of the fourth, all with two out. Spurlock walked to start it, but was forced at second with Krett reaching. But then Krett was forced as well, with Annie Weber-Callahan making it safely to rst. Delaney then singled and Weber-Callahan came in when Gobournes blast to left couldnt be cor ralled. Sedatol worked a walk to load the bases, as did Douglas to bring Delaney in and keep the bags packed. Corley and Ashley Royce then brought home two each on singles and the once three-run lead now stood at 11-2. DeSoto tried to cut back into the decit, putting two runners on in the fth, but Huber got out of it when she snared a comebacker for the nal out. Then, in the bottom of Lady Dragons lay it on DeSoto Dan Hoehne/News-SunHolly Krett pitched into the fourth before letting Shannon Huber nish up in the Dragons 12-2 win over DeSoto Monday night. SEE DRAGONS | A11 PANTHERS DOWNED BY HAWKSFemale Ages 6-8 Kinsley White 24:23 Ages 9-11 Kassidy Caputo 30:17 Thalia Sanchez 31:17 Jenna Caputo 33:44 Ages 12-14 Savannah Oldeld 25:51 Briana Quinn 38:06 Ages 15-19 Kylee Martin 32:38 Giana Gutierrez 33:53 Dominique Juliano 34:41 Ages 20-24 Laura Lovell 25:06 Samantha DiGiacomo 25:55 Katiana Ortiz 27:23 Ages 25-29 Melissa Acosta 25:57 Emily Jones 26:56 Julie Fells 37:22 Ages 30-34 Krista Schult 22:36 Trisha Johnson 30:38 Wendy Turner 30:59 Ages 35-39 Theresa Juliano 26:14 Diorelly Marquez 27:25 Carrie Cornelius 27:38 Ages 40-44 Aleesa White 27:40 Vicki Hicks 31:21 Jody Swaine 34:25 Ages 45-49 Davida Austin 27:28 Helen Buron 41:11 Judy Bassett 46:02 Ages 50-54 Debbie Bailey 24:11 Lisa Foster 26:14 Kimberly Smith 26:34 Ages 55-59 Brenda Rickert 26:54 April Roberts 36:35 Suzie Gentry 41:00 Ages 60-64 Ann Frakes 35:36 Gaylin Thomas 47:07 Colleen Rafatti 52:47 Ages 65-69 Deborah Fuschetti 35:34 Maryann Henry 36:10 Joyce Lumpkin 60:13 Ages 70-74 Lois Hotchkiss 33:05 Julianne Creed 46:49 Men Ages 6-8 Nicholas Lynch 32:44 Aiden Thomas 33:22 Austin Ulm 37:19 Ages 9-11 Keegan White 23:19 Kalab Ramos 23:23 Daniel Lynch 29:32 Ages 12-14 Gavin Cool 20:00 Chase Doty 20:04 Christian Picon 21:00 Ages 15-19 Nicholas Gregor 20:38 Christian Suarez 20:57 Clint Patrick 25:49 Ages 20-24 Jermaine Nixon 22:03 Elvis Villalobos 22:24 Fabian Arreguin 24:17 Ages 25-29 Eduardo Rosales 21:30 Jose Chavez 21:39 Roy Petteway 24:30 Ages 30-34 Jeremy Vincent 29:33 Daniel Hudon 29:38 Hector Matute 33:15 Ages 35-39 Jeremy Freeze 21:04 Jason True 24:41 Antonio Vasquez 25:16 Ages 40-44 Charles Harrison 40:06 John Collier 55:44 Ages 45-49 Chris Capuano 29:06 Brian Jarrett 31:45 John Scherlacher 34:19 Ages 50-54 Ron Smith 25:54 Lamont Simpson 26:20 Ron Scali 26:28 Ages 55-59 James Hawker 24:50 Joe Wright 25:06 Bill Jarrett 26:11Panther 5K draws large field Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The annual SFSC Panther 5K saw nearly 100 participants on a sunny Satur day morning. The SFSC Phi Beta Lambda club was the winner of the Club Cup Championship for having the most participants in the race. The race, a fundraiser to benet the colleges athletic department so a host of sponsors, including the Jarrett Family Foundation, Hodges University, Highlands Regional Medical Center, Wauchula State Bank, Charles and Tami Cullens, Jessica Wackler and Kailey McCain, Kinsloe and Will Barben, Allstar Car Sales, Winn Dixie, Sebring International Raceway, Souther Signs, Swaine and Leidel and the Association of Florida Colleges. Taking the overall male championship for the race was Chandler Gowan, who completed the course through the SFSC campus with a time of 19:10. David Leidel was the Masters champion with a time of 24:31 and Michael Stewart was the Grand Masters champ with a time of 24:34. Overall Female champ was Zoe Wortinger who nished in 22-minutes at, while Jennisfer Blass burns time of 24:08 was good for Masters champion and Nina Roudebush was the Grand Masters champ in 29:16.SEE RESULTS | A11Panther 5K results by age group Dan Hoehne/News-SunSouth Florida catcher Jorge Flores waited to put the tag on Hillsbor oughs Tylor Key Monday night and Taylor Layner belted a seventh-inning home run. The Panthers were coming off a hard-fought, three-game se ries with the State College of Florida to open the Suncoast Conference schedule. The teams each scored 15 runs in the series, though the Manatees came out on top two games to one. But Monday proved a letdown as the Panthers couldnt keep up with the high-ying Hawks in a 14-6 loss. The series with Hillsborough continues this afternoon in Tam pa and returns to the South Florida Avon Park campus Friday at 6 p.m. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 SNAP S HOT S SPORTSOBT Baseball GamesSEBRING Orange Blossom Tours has reserved excellent grandstand seats for two upcoming Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training baseball games. The rst is Tuesday, March 11, when the Rays will play the Minnesota Twins in a day game at Port Charlotte. The second is Friday, March 28, when the Rays will play the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. The March 28 trip also includes dinner and Ernie, a play about renowned Detroit radio broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in the beautifully restored Polk Theater. For ticket prices and pickup times and locations, please go to ww.orangeblossomtours. com or call 855-628-0855 or 451-3040.Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5KAVON PARK The 27th Annual Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5K and One mile Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 7:30 a.m. The 5K will benet the boys and girls track programs at Avon Park High School. Early entry fee is $15 thru March 17 and then $25 including race day. Youngsters 13 and under may register for $10 with no shirt at this cost. Registration and sign in on race day will begin at 6:30 a.m. and close at the Baptist Youth Center across from the tennis courts in Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Race tee shirts sizes are only guaranteed to preregistered runners. Entry forms may be obtained by emailing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or by calling him at 385-4736. You may mail your entry information including name, age, tee size and race distance to the coach at 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872Nu-Hope Golf tournamentAVON PARK NUHOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA, will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. The event is a 2-person scramble. Cost is $65/person ($130 per 2-person team.) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a Shot Gun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon follows the event. All funds raised are used to support services for seniors in Highlands and Hardee County. To register or for more information, please contact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@nuhope.org or visit www.nuhopeelder care.orgBlue 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.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 postgolf meal in the clubhouse. Individuals welcome. There will be a 50/50, other contests, a great day of golf, rafe prizes, mulligans and fun for a good cause to support art education in our community. Proceeds benet HAL, which provides art classes, programs and workshops to youth and adult students, as well as art exhibits in the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA). An application and entry form can be obtained online at www. HighlandsArtLeague.org, by emailing Manager@ HighlandsArtLeague. org, by calling Barb Hall at (863) 452-0512 or the Clubhouse at (863) 453-7555. Deadline for entry is Thursday, March 6. $100 hole sponsorships are available.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.Sottile Memorial GolfLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association will be hosting the 8th Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 12, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-per son scramble with cash prizes for winning teams in each ight and individual cash prizes for closest to the line, closest to the pin and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. Cost is $100 per golfer, $400 per team, and there will be an 8 a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, complementary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 holesponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the tour nament directly benet youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of the proceeds will also be used for completion of a new sports weight-training facility. For more information, call Laura Teal at (863) 441-0729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.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 per son, 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.COMING UPHigh School Baseball Friday Avon Park vs. Mulberry, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. McKeel, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Seminole, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC at Hillsborough, 3 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. Hillsborough, 6 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Avon Park vs. Sebring, 7 p.m. Friday Lake Placid at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Sebring at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC vs. Pasco-Hernando, 5 p.m. Saturday SFSC vs. Lincoln Land, 1 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Lake Placid at LaBelle, 4:30 p.m.; Sebring vs. Hardee, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. LaBelle, 4:30 p.m.; Sebring at Hardee, 4:30 p.m. TODAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Duke at Wake Forest 7 p.m. ESPN2 Tennessee at Auburn 8 p.m. WTTA Colorado at Stanford 9 p.m. ESPN2NBA Dallas at Denver 8 p.m. ESPN Atlanta at Portland 10:30 p.m. ESPNWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL ACC Tournament, First Round 1 p.m. SUN ACC Tournament, First Round 3:30 p.m. SUN ACC Tournament, First Round 6:30 p.m. SUN SEC Tournament, First Round 8:30 p.m. SUNTHURSDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Memphis at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPN LSU at Vanderbilt 7 p.m. ESPN2 Iowa at Michigan State 9:30 p.m. ESPN UCLA at Washington 9:30 p.m. ESPN2GOLF PGA WGC Cadillac Championship 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Puerto Rico Open 6:30 p.m. GOLFNBA Miami at San Antonio 8 p.m. TNT L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m. TNTWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL SEC Tournament, Second Round Noon SUN SEC Tournament, Second Round 2:30 p.m. SUNSPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARDNational Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 33 26 .559 Brooklyn 29 29 .500 3 New York 21 40 .344 13 Boston 20 40 .333 13 Philadelphia 15 45 .250 18 Southeast W L Pct GB Miami 43 14 .754 Washington 31 29 .517 13 Charlotte 27 33 .450 17 Atlanta 26 32 .448 17 Orlando 19 43 .306 26 Central W L Pct GB Indiana 46 13 .780 Chicago 33 27 .550 13 Detroit 24 36 .400 22 Cleveland 24 37 .393 23 Milwaukee 12 47 .203 34 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 43 16 .729 Houston 40 19 .678 3 Dallas 36 25 .590 8 Memphis 34 25 .576 9 New Orleans 23 37 .383 20 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 45 15 .750 Portland 41 19 .683 4 Minnesota 30 29 .508 14 Denver 25 34 .424 19 Utah 21 39 .350 24 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 41 20 .672 Golden State 36 24 .600 4 Phoenix 35 24 .593 5 L.A. Lakers 21 39 .350 19 Sacramento 21 39 .350 19 Mondays Games Memphis 110, Washington 104 Brooklyn 96, Chicago 80 Miami 124, Charlotte 107 Detroit 96, New York 85 Milwaukee 114, Utah 88 Minnesota 132, Denver 128 L.A. Lakers 107, Portland 106 Sacramento 96, New Orleans 89 Tuesdays Games Golden State at Indiana, late San Antonio at Cleveland, late Miami at Houston, late Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, late L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, late New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Houston at Orlando, 7 p.m. Utah at Washington, 7 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Memphis at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 8 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Portland, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 60 38 17 5 81 188 137 Montreal 63 34 22 7 75 160 154 Tampa Bay 61 34 22 5 73 177 156 Toronto 63 32 23 8 72 186 193 Detroit 60 28 20 12 68 159 165 Ottawa 61 27 23 11 65 174 199 Florida 61 23 31 7 53 151 197 Buffalo 61 18 35 8 44 124 183 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 60 40 16 4 84 192 149 Philadelphia 62 32 24 6 70 174 180 N.Y. Rangers 62 33 26 3 69 162 157 Washington 62 29 23 10 68 184 186 Columbus 61 31 25 5 67 180 170 New Jersey 62 26 23 13 65 148 153 Carolina 61 26 26 9 61 151 173 N.Y. Islanders 63 23 32 8 54 173 215 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 60 40 14 6 86 200 139 Chicago 62 36 12 14 86 213 166 Colorado 61 39 17 5 83 188 164 Minnesota 62 34 21 7 75 153 150 Dallas 61 29 22 10 68 173 171 Winnipeg 62 30 26 6 66 174 178 Nashville 61 26 25 10 62 150 185 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 62 43 14 5 91 202 150 San Jose 62 39 17 6 84 188 151 Los Angeles 63 35 22 6 76 152 134 Vancouver 63 28 25 10 66 150 166 Phoenix 61 27 23 11 65 169 180 Calgary 61 23 31 7 53 141 185 Edmonton 62 20 34 8 48 154 204 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Columbus 2, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Buffalo 2 Minnesota 3, Calgary 2 Los Angeles 2, Montreal 1 Tuesdays Games Florida at Boston, late Detroit at New Jersey, late Dallas at Columbus, late Colorado at Chicago, late Tampa Bay at St. Louis, late Pittsburgh at Nashville, late N.Y. Islanders at Winnipeg, late Vancouver at Phoenix, late Ottawa at Edmonton, late Carolina at San Jose, late Wednesdays Games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Montreal at Anaheim, 10 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Seattle 5 1 .833 Cleveland 4 1 .800 Minnesota 4 1 .800 Oakland 4 1 .800 Houston 3 1 .750 Chicago 2 1 .667 Detroit 4 2 .667 New York 4 2 .667 Tampa Bay 2 1 .667 Kansas City 3 2 .600 Baltimore 2 2 .500 Los Angeles 2 2 .500 Toronto 3 3 .500 Boston 1 3 .250 Texas 1 3 .250 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Pittsburgh 4 1 .800 Washington 3 1 .750 Miami 3 2 .600 Arizona 4 4 .500 Cincinnati 3 3 .500 Milwaukee 3 3 .500 Los Angeles 2 3 .400 San Francisco 2 3 .400 Chicago 1 3 .250 New York 1 3 .250 St. Louis 1 3 .250 Colorado 1 4 .200 San Diego 1 4 .200 Philadelphia 1 5 .167 Atlanta 0 6 .000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Mondays Games Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2 Minnesota (ss) 12, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 7, Boston 6 Minnesota (ss) 9, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 2 Detroit 8, St. Louis 5 Houston 4, Miami 0 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2 Seattle (ss) 8, Colorado 1 Seattle (ss) 6, Cincinnati 5 Cleveland 6, Texas 5 San Diego 7, San Francisco 2 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 7 Oakland 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 L.A. Angels 3, Arizona 2 Arizona 5, Colorado 0 Tuesdays Games Tampa Bay vs. Boston, late Washington vs. Atlanta, late Pittsburgh vs. Detroit, late Minnesota vs. Miami, late Houston vs. N.Y. Mets, late Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland, late Milwaukee vs. Oakland (ss), late Cincinnati vs. Kansas City, late Oakland (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs, late Seattle vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Arizona vs. San Diego, late Texas vs. L.A. Angels, late San Francisco vs. Colorado, late Toronto vs. Philadelphia, late Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees, late Wednesdays Games Detroit vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Pt Charlotte, 1 p.m. N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets (ss) at Pt St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, AZ., 3 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, AZ., 3:05 p.m. TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball WriterMIAMI An hour after what he called the best regular-season game hes ever played, LeBron James simply explained why this performance was like none other. The basketball, he said, felt small as a golf ball. The basket, to him, looked as wide as the ocean. Best player in the game. Best game of his career. James rewrote his record book Monday night, etched his name a few different times in Miami Heat annals as well, and let the NBA know in crystal-clear terms that his MVP award wont be ceded without a ght this season. He scored 61 points, setting careerand franchisebests, as the Heat topped the Charlotte Bobcats 124107. A surreal feeling for me right now, James said. With good reason. He made 22 of his 33 eldgoal tries, becoming just the third player in the past 25 years to take that many shots and make at least two-thirds of them, with only Alex English and Shaquille ONeal on that list. James set a career-high for eld goals made, plus Heat records for points in a quarter (25) and a half (37). And of all his feats on Monday, the most impressive might have been how he started 8 for 8 from 3-point range. The man above has given me some unbelievable abilities to play the game of basketball, James said before the Heat ew to Houston for a game there Tuesday. I just try to take advantage of it every night. I got the trust of my teammates and my coaching staff to go in there and let it go. Glen Rice scored 56 to set the Heat record on April 15, 1995, against Or lando. James previous career best had been 56 points, on March 20, 2005, for Cleveland against Toronto. This outing was much better, James said. Not because 61 tops 56 but because the night he scored 56, his Cavaliers lost. James had 24 points at halftime, then added 25 in the third quarter. The record-breaker came with 5:46 left, when James spun through and around three defenders for a layup that fell as he tumbled to the court. Every night I go on the oor I want to be the MVP, of this league, MVP of this team, MVP for me, my self and my family, James said. Ive set a high standard and I have to live by that. On this night, he did.James scores 61, sets career-high and Heat-best M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 He later served as principal at Sebring High from 1993-95 before returning to APHS for the nal two years before he retired. His oldest son, Dustin, said that one of his fathers highlights was that he coached the JV baseball team that later won a state title in 1984 under Ronnie Jackson. Anyone you ask who knew him would say he made a memorable impact on their lives, Dustin said. He made a memorable investment in hundreds of young men. It would have meant so much for him to be here tonight, said Dustin, who recalled that his father had been described as a campre we all gathered around for warmth. Seigler, who quarter backed the Devils to back-to-back state football titles in 1987-88 losing only one game in the process despite being only 16 when he graduated became the youngest member of the Hall of Fame with his induction. Seigler won two national titles as a defensive back for the Miami Hur ricanes before playing in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League, but he said that rst state title with the Red Devils was his fondest memory. That was my most fun championship, he said. Seigler spent most of his speech talking about being coached by now fel low Hall of Famers Rewis and Jackson. Those are the two toughest coaches I ever played for, and Im not exaggerating. They prepared me for what was going to come down the road. They really had a hard job. For them to come out every day ... sacrice their time with their families ... their job was to make us better men. Sevigny, who has had an optometry practice in Avon Park since 1974, has become the authority on Red Devil baseball history and one of its most faithful supporters, including being a founding member of the Diamond Club. He even has a replica Babe Ruth uniform he dons for occasional oneman shows about the history of baseball in Avon Park. He said he learned about that history while hunting with APHS coaches Hill and Joe Franza, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012. Of all the small towns in Florida, theres not town that has the tradition Avon Park has in baseball. None, Sevigny told the crowd Saturday. Sisemore had a legendary career at Avon Park, earning letters in all four years in football, baseball and basketball, then returning to his alma mater as a coach. He took over the basketball program in 1979 and went 98-15 in four years, going to the state nal four in 1981 and 1982 before leaving to coach Bradenton Manatee. Sisemore looked back on the coaches he played for like Hill and Franza, as well as the support of the entire community. We always had people who supported our programs. As I look back ... theres so many names and people Ive always cherished and loved, Sisemore said, adding that no matter where he went, he was always proud to say that he played for Avon Park. I will always be an Avon Park Red Devil, he said. The 2012 Hall of Fame Class included Jackson and Rewis in addition to Franza, Guy Garrett, Bill Jarrett, Lucy Derkman and Thomas Gordon. Gordon who hadnt been able to make that induction ceremony or the one in 2013 when Chet Brojek, Fred Jahna, Virgil Martin (Sisemores uncle), Rewis and J.C. Walker were added to the ranks was on hand Saturday night to nally get his red jacket. The Champions Club also handed out two $1,000 college scholar ships Saturday night to Maria Tataris, who plans to go to the University of South Florida, and Charles Council, who will attend Warner Southern. HALL FROM PAGE A8 Scott Dressel/News-SunAbove left: Champions Club President Charles Devlin tells the crowd Saturday how hes had Thomas Gordons red jacket in his closet for three years and is glad to be able to nally give it to the former Red Devil and Major League Baseball standount. Gordon was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012, but hadnt been able to make it to the ceremony. Above right: Don Sisemore (from left), Dr. Ron Sevigny and Dexter Seigler, along with the late Ralph Hill and the late Dwayne Lemler, were inducted into the Champions Club Hall of Fame on Saturday. the fth, Hali Pollard was on rst with one out and moved to second on a Weber-Callahan sacrice. Krett came in to run for Pollard and Delaney then came through with the mercy-rule game-winner as she belted one over the center elders head to end it early. Its a big difference from last year, Krett said afterward. Were really busting our butts to get better and play well. I just hope we can keep it up. They will look to do just that with two dates left this week. The Dragons travel to Frostproof Friday before coming home to host Clewiston Monday, March 10. DRAGONS FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunRaveen Gobourne rockets this pitch to left for an RBI single in the rst inning of Lake Placids Monday win over DeSoto.Ages 60-64 Randy Severn 24:58 Daniel Hamilton 26:59 Larry Lovell 31:38 Ages 65-69 Rod Matthews 29:12 Jim Henry 40:16 Ages 70-74 Jim Rector 26:35 Don Appelquist 34:43 Cliff Ables 35:08 Ages 75-79 Mac Perkins 47:58 Ages 80+ Ken Filippula 45:22 Harvey Jones 1:00.39 RESULTS FROM PAGE A8 M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYPartly sunny with a thunderstorm84 / 64Winds: SSW at 4-8 mphMostly cloudy, a couple of t-storms78 / 61Winds: WSW at 6-12 mphTHURSDAYPleasant with plenty of sun75 / 53Winds: N at 7-14 mphFRIDAYNice with plenty of sun79 / 56Winds: ESE at 4-8 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny and pleasant81 / 59Winds: WSW at 4-8 mphSUNDAY High ............................................ 11:30 a.m. Low ............................................... 5:09 a.m. High ..................................................... none Low ............................................... 5:33 p.m. High .............................................. 4:51 a.m. Low ............................................... 9:58 a.m. High .............................................. 4:10 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:33 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.94 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 73 Low Friday ............................................. 43 High Saturday ........................................ 80 Low Saturday ......................................... 53 High Sunday .......................................... 83 Low Sunday ........................................... 48 High Monday ......................................... 85 Low Monday .......................................... 51 Relative humidity .................................. 46% Expected air temperature ....................... 84 Makes it feel like .................................... 85 Saturday ............................................. 30.13 Sunday ................................................ 30.04 Monday ............................................... 30.02 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.00 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.00 Year to date ......................................... 4.87Sunrise 6:46 a.m. 6:45 a.m. Sunset 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Moonrise 9:41 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Moonset 11:07 p.m. noneAlbuquerque 64/38/s 67/44/pc 67/41/pc Atlanta 56/39/pc 49/33/r 65/43/s Baltimore 36/24/pc 36/28/c 46/30/c Birmingham 60/42/pc 56/35/r 66/43/s Boston 29/19/sf 32/21/pc 40/32/pc Charlotte 54/34/pc 44/31/r 60/36/r Cheyenne 48/35/pc 57/35/c 43/24/r Chicago 26/17/sn 30/21/pc 38/25/c Cleveland 26/19/sn 33/25/c 44/27/pc Columbus 32/23/pc 42/27/c 49/31/s Dallas 52/35/c 57/39/s 74/48/pc Denver 56/33/pc 67/38/pc 49/25/r Detroit 27/14/sn 30/19/pc 36/24/c Harrisburg 36/25/pc 35/24/c 43/29/pc Honolulu 79/68/s 82/69/c 82/69/sh Houston 58/42/c 65/37/pc 72/54/s Indianapolis 30/21/c 36/21/pc 48/27/s Jackson, MS 61/40/c 54/35/c 67/43/s Kansas City 33/16/sn 47/28/pc 47/28/c Lexington 41/28/pc 47/30/c 57/35/s Little Rock 40/35/c 52/24/pc 55/39/pc Los Angeles 70/56/pc 73/54/pc 78/54/s Louisville 37/29/pc 45/28/c 59/34/s Memphis 42/34/c 43/25/c 55/41/s Milwaukee 24/16/sn 27/20/sn 37/22/sf Minneapolis 21/10/c 31/25/sn 31/3/c Nashville 52/33/pc 55/31/c 62/38/s New Orleans 60/50/c 61/45/c 67/49/s New York City 37/23/pc 34/29/c 42/37/pc Norfolk 42/35/pc 45/42/r 51/39/r Oklahoma City 42/28/sh 61/33/s 75/41/pc Philadelphia 37/25/pc 37/34/c 44/34/pc Phoenix 82/60/s 83/62/s 83/56/pc Pittsburgh 32/20/pc 37/25/c 48/31/pc Portland, ME 24/7/sf 27/9/pc 39/25/pc Portland, OR 60/48/r 55/45/r 59/40/c Raleigh 48/31/pc 44/35/r 52/37/r Rochester 24/10/sn 28/22/pc 40/28/pc St. Louis 34/24/c 40/23/pc 50/29/pc San Francisco 65/54/pc 62/48/sh 63/45/pc Seattle 58/45/r 55/42/r 56/43/c Wash., DC 40/27/pc 39/32/c 51/37/c Cape Coral 83/66/t 79/64/t 77/55/s Clearwater 78/65/t 75/63/t 69/57/pc Coral Springs 85/69/t 84/71/t 80/64/s Daytona Beach 73/62/pc 71/59/t 68/53/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 83/70/t 83/72/t 80/66/s Fort Myers 83/67/t 80/65/t 78/57/s Gainesville 65/56/r 67/50/t 68/43/pc Hollywood 84/67/t 84/70/t 80/62/s Homestead AFB 83/67/t 83/69/t 80/63/s Jacksonville 58/54/r 62/48/t 64/44/pc Key West 82/71/t 82/71/t 77/67/s Miami 85/70/t 84/72/t 80/65/s Okeechobee 83/62/t 79/67/t 75/57/s Orlando 82/64/pc 77/61/t 72/53/pc Pembroke Pines 84/67/t 85/70/t 80/62/s St. Augustine 64/59/sh 64/55/t 64/50/pc St. Petersburg 78/65/t 74/63/t 70/57/pc Sarasota 78/64/t 74/63/t 71/54/s Tallahassee 60/50/r 64/43/r 67/40/pc Tampa 78/64/t 72/61/t 70/54/pc W. Palm Bch 83/68/t 83/71/t 79/63/s Winter Haven 82/64/t 77/61/t 73/54/pc Acapulco 91/71/pc 88/72/pc 89/72/pc Athens 56/51/r 60/48/pc 60/51/r Beirut 72/62/s 76/56/pc 74/63/s Berlin 52/34/pc 51/33/pc 52/33/pc Bermuda 73/66/sh 71/64/sh 72/65/sh Calgary 7/-4/sn 13/6/sn 24/13/pc Dublin 48/39/sh 55/46/r 50/33/pc Edmonton 8/-10/c 11/-3/sn 16/2/pc Freeport 79/71/t 80/72/t 77/66/s Geneva 48/30/pc 50/30/s 57/32/s Havana 86/64/pc 85/63/t 79/53/pc Hong Kong 68/63/c 69/65/c 69/63/c Jerusalem 71/56/s 74/53/s 76/58/pc Johannesburg 69/58/t 71/59/t 67/56/t Kiev 44/39/c 43/36/sh 43/31/pc London 52/39/pc 55/43/pc 57/41/sh Montreal 18/0/sf 19/14/pc 28/23/c Moscow 36/25/pc 32/23/c 33/21/pc Nice 56/49/s 63/51/s 64/50/s Ottawa 17/4/c 19/11/pc 33/12/c Quebec 12/-4/pc 19/10/pc 28/18/c Rio de Janeiro 88/77/pc 88/75/t 85/75/t Seoul 43/27/s 41/25/pc 43/28/s Singapore 90/75/pc 90/77/pc 90/77/c Sydney 82/68/pc 77/68/c 81/68/t Toronto 22/9/c 23/20/c 34/18/c Vancouver 50/43/r 49/41/r 51/43/c Vienna 55/42/c 52/40/c 52/39/pc Warsaw 45/36/c 47/35/c 46/33/c Winnipeg 18/11/sn 23/-1/sn 11/-13/s Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today is shaping up to be another cold day across the Northeast and the Midwest with temperatures continuing to run below normal. However, temperatures are not forecast to run quite as low as they did on Tuesday in places such as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Light snow will also be seen across the region stretching from Maine through northern Illinois and down into Kansas. Dry weather is on tap for much of the Southeast with the exception of rain and a few thunderstorms over Florida. National Forecast for March 5 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. Clouds and sunshine today with a shower or thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy and mild tonight with a passing shower. Mainly cloudy tomorrow with a few showers and a thunderstorm. Friday: pleasant with plenty of sun. At many inland locations, the three coldest months of the year are normally Dec. 5 to March 5, so many meteorologists proclaim March 5 the rst day of meteorological spring. A shower or thunderstorm today. Winds south-southwest 4-8 mph. Expect 2-4 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 65%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. First Full Last New Mar 8 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 58/54 65/56 72/59 73/62 82/64 82/64 78/64 78/65 78/65 78/64 83/67 82/66 83/62 83/68 83/70 85/70 60/50 61/55 62/51 84/64 84/64 84/63 84/64 84/64 83/63 82/71 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, March 5, 2014 Family Features Boasting a wealth of nutr tional ben ets and a sweet, delectable taste, blueberries are a top choice among fruit eaters. Whether eaten raw or add ed to batters, smoothies and milk shakes, these tasty little berries add a burst of color and avor to many dishes or snacks. Sweet and tart, blueberries are one of my favorite treats, said Justin Timineri, Exec utive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Try visiting a blueberry farm and picking a bucket yourself! These recipes show you some of the great ways to enjoy Florida blueberries. For more healthy and delicious recipes, visit http://bit. ly/blueberries. BLUEB ERRY BAR B ECUE SAUCEYield: 4 to 6 servings 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup minced Florida onion 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup vinegar 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 cups fresh Florida blueberries Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Heat oil in non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Add on ion, stirring until almost translucent, about 3 minutes. Add ketchup, vinegar, sugar and mustard. Bring ingredients to a sim mer. Add blueberries. Continue to simmer over low heat, stir ring until thickened, about 10 minutes. Pure sauce in blender or food processor until smooth. Pass through strainer if smoother consistency is desired. Season with salt and pepper. Keep refrigerated and serve at room temperature. Kids Can: Help strain sauce after pureed.GRILLED BONELE SS SKINLE SS C HICKEN BREA S T SYield: 4 servings 4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Preheat grill to medium high heat. Trim chicken breasts of ex cess fat. Season both sides with salt and pepper and coat lightly with oil. Place on preheated grill. Cook for 3 to 4 min utes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 165F. When done, remove from grill and let rest before serving. Serve with Blueberry Barbecue Sauce. Chefs Tip: Always add sauce last. The sugars in BBQ sauce can burn and become bitter if added to food while still on the grill. Sign-up to receive a FREE copy of the Kids in the Kitchen cookbook at: http://bit.ly/fffkids. BLUE B ERRYL EMON C ORN M UFFIN SYield: 6 servings Paper mufn cup liners 3/4 cup all-purpose our 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest Pinch of salt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large egg yolks 1/2 cup fresh Florida blueberries, di vided Preheat oven to 375F and line six mufn cups with liners. In large bowl, sift together our and bak ing powder. Whisk in cornmeal, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon zest and generous pinch of salt. In separate bowl, whisk together melt ed butter, milk and yolks. Add to our mixture with half of blueberries, gently stirring until just combined. Divide batter evenly among cups. Press remaining blueberries into tops of mufns. Sprinkle tops evenly with remaining sug ar. Bake mufns on middle rack for about 15 minutes, or until tops are golden and tester comes out clean. Remove mufns from cups and cool on rack. Mufns keep in airtight container at room temperature for 2 days. Kids Can: Pour batter into pans and press blueberries into tops of mufns.BLUEB ERRY SMOOTHIEYield: 2 servings 2 cups fresh Florida blueberries 1 cup low-fat milk 2 cups vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt 8 ice cubes Rinse blueberries under cool water. Place blueberries in blender with half of milk. Make sure lid is tight. Blend on high speed until smooth. Add frozen yogurt, remaining milk and ice cubes; continue to blend un til smooth and creamy. Serve immediately. Pour any leftovers into ice cube tray and freeze for later use. Kids Can: Help blend smoothies with adult supervision. HEALT H BENEFITSBlueberries have one of the highest levels of antioxidants among fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants ght off organisms, like cell damaging free radicals, making them great for your health. Chef Justin Timineri BLUEB ERRY C OBBLERYield: 6 servings 1/2 cup butter 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4 cups fresh Florida blueberries, rinsed and dried 1 cup sugar 1 cup self-rising our 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla avoring 1/2 cup of milk To make lling, preheat oven to 375F. Place butter in 8 x 8-inch square glass baking dish and melt in oven or microwave. In mixing bowl, combine lem on juice and blueberries. Add sugar and mix well. Add blueberry mixture to baking dish with melted butter. Do not stir. To make topping, combine all topping ingredients in small bowl. Pour mixture over blueberries and bake 45 minutes, or until brown. Kids Can: Help mix the lling. M C Y K

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Bush judicial appointee 8 Quarterbacks, often 15 Bush judicial appointee 20 Professional tennis since 1968 21 Rank 22 Singer with the album Live at the Polynesian Palace 23 Time for the best deals, maybe, in a going-out-of-busi ness sale 24 1939 Judy Garland lm 26 There was a great one in Genesis 27 One-named designer 28 Lava comes out of it 29 Kind of car or tee 32 Appear suddenly 36 Slaughter in the 1946 World Series 37 1933 Jean Harlow lm 40 Nuts! 41 Gators tail? 43 D-backs, on scoreboards 44 Daily riser 45 How things may be brought 47 Pass 51 Restful places 53 Each 54 1943 Spencer Tracy/Irene Dunne lm 56 Is threatening, in a way 58 Colorist 60 Self-absorbed sort 61 Hit 63 Some kitchenware 66 Call from a curb 67 Sprint competitor, once 68 1939 Vivien Leigh/Clark Ga ble lm 73 ___ king 76 Sprint 77 Word of agreement 78 2000s events in North Ko rea, for short 82 Provider of music on the go? 85 Court grp. 88 Footnote abbr. 89 1942 Spencer Tracy/Hedy Lamarr lm 92 Odists preposition 94 When repeated, a Polyne sian capital 95 Publish 96 Drinkers toasts 97 Brother of George W. and Jeb 99 Award for Miss Hawaii, in ad dition to a tiara 100 Summer hrs. 102 Snow queen in Disneys Frozen 103 1948 Ingrid Bergman lm 105 Elegance 108 eBay user 110 Certain newspaper adver tisement 111 Like Christiane Amanpour, by upbringing 113 Pub containers 115 Perfect, as a home 119 Director of the eight starred lms in this puzzle, who was born on 2/23/1889 123 Torrey Pines Golf Course locale 125 Suffer humiliation, in slang 126 Comeback 127 Brooks Robinsons team 128 Sitcom with a 1974 wed ding 129 Foreign travelers purchase, maybe 130 Source of the line Whats past is prologue, with The DOWN 1 Massage therapeutically 2 ___-blue 3 I should ___ lucky 4 Put into a sepulcher 5 1932 Clark Gable/Jean Har low lm 6 La-la lead-in 7 Perhaps 8 Migratory seabird 9 Vier + vier 10 What Babe wants to be in Babe 11 Finish (up) 12 New Haven reuner 13 Frasier role 14 Major glitch 15 Puts together 16 Things that should be tied up by the curtain? 17 Playfully 18 Complete, informally 19 Transudes 25 Beatles title girl 27 Queen of literature 30 Send off 31 Gave up 33 Birthplace of 22-Across 34 Hunts, with on 35 Lacking variety 37 Gives up, in slang 38 Then again, I could be wrong 39 Adults counterpart 42 Obsessed with 45 Fortunetelling aids 46 1980s-s series based on the ctional rm McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak 48 Doing ___ (dancing springily) 49 Basis in accounting 50 Head to Paris? 52 Overly condent 55 Recipe instruction 57 Wiry-coated terriers 59 Lead-in to Pen, commercially 62 Genuect 64 Night that Friends aired: Abbr. 65 Swashbuckles, say 69 Some London lords 70 Effected, in a bad way 71 ___ ba-a-ack! 72 Ed Wood star 73 When the story begins, per haps 74 1960s U.S. bombing target 75 Flight board info: Abbr. 79 Milans La ___ 80 Go-getter 81 Unemotive 83 Means of access to a cafe teria, maybe 84 In past centuries 86 Joint parts 87 Specialties 90 Give off coherent light 91 Overreacting sort 93 Essen article 98 1925 Percy Marmont lm 101 One way to the top 103 Pub measure 104 1960s western sitcom 105 Chopped ___ 106 ___ Heep (Dickens char acter) 107 Blade brand 109 Red opening? 112 Bit 114 Render ___ Caesar 116 Shelfmate of Vogue 117 Tavern stock 118 Place for a topgallant 120 Lash holder 121 Green monitor, for short? 122 Finish (up) 123 Fate 124 ___ we done? 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 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 R EEL-LIFE ANN IVE RSAR Y BY A NAMESAKE OF 119 ACROSSSolution on B7 Dear Abby: My 13-year-old daughter, Lizzie, continues to talk to a 14-year-old boy who is very controlling and abusive to her. I made her stop talking to him, took away her cellphone privileges, and tried to show her how wrong he was for her and that she was going to wind up very hurt. After recently giving her the cellphone back, I learned last night that Lizzie has been talking to him and lying to me about it. He sent her a text that if she didnt an swer his call within seven minutes, he was either going to shoot himself or cut himself. He included a picture of his arm with a knife held against it. She thinks that her com pliance is all thats standing in the way of this boy killing himself. Im scared for her safe ty, but she wont listen to me because she loves him. When I called the boys mother about it, she became defensive and accused me of imply ing she was a bad mother. Please tell me how to handle this. Worried Mom in North CarolinaDear Worried Mom: Its time to have a non confrontational conver sation with your daughter about the dynamics of emotional blackmail, be cause thats exactly what shes experiencing. Your daughter needs to realize that the boy appears to have serious emotional problems and as much as she may love him, shes not equipped to help him or to prevent him from hurting himself if he real ly wants to. As long as Lizzie sees herself as a hero who is saving his life by sacric ing hers, he wont get the help he needs. So if she REALLY cares about him and I have no doubt she does she will end the relationship because it isnt a healthy one for either of them. Dear Abby: A friend of mine, Cameron, has a problem. Its his sec ond year in college and hes still a virgin. He gave his heart to a girl in the past, and it left him bit ter, emotionally unavailable and, unfortunately, unlaid. He is outspoken, but deep down he lacks condence. How can my friends and I help him, and how can he help himself? His BFF in CaliforniaDear BFF: You are wellmeaning, but the per son asking this question should be your friend Cameron. While the fact that he may be unlaid and unavailable both ers you and your friends, its possible that it doesnt bother HIM. If and when Cameron does tell you he is trou bled by it, advise him to visit the student health center and discuss it with a counselor because there may be compli cated reasons for it. He doesnt need help losing his virginity. But he may need help addressing his trust issues or he may al ways remain emotionally unavailable. Dear Abby: How do you feel about young adults using the F-word in pub lic? My sweetie, a mom of two, insists the word is becoming accepted. I am of the old school, and I maintain that the word is tasteless and shouldnt be used in public. What do you think? Keeping It Clean in MassachusettsDear Keeping It Clean: I think that, regardless of age, the F-word should not be used in public and if its used in private, it should be reserved only for special occasions.Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Mom afraid for girl who loves troubled boy DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips While shopping last week, I came across a shopper that asked me about buying one brand verses another brand item. This is a great question and goes hand in hand with our series this month on Savings without Clip ping. Have you discovered the Thrifty King or Queen inside of you? We all have one waiting to break out.Brand snobsIf you are brand specic then you may not save as much, but if you relax your brands a bit and come out side your box to try other brands then you will save even more. Try your fa vorite store brands for a change and see if you like them. Eighty percent of all store brand items are ac tually made by the same manufacturer as the big names. The only differ ence is they stick on a store brand label.I mpulse controlI am a sucker when it comes to holiday bar gains. I love to decorate my house in whatever the cur rent holiday is. My husband tells me I have too many bins of holiday d cor, but impulse control is not easy when shopping. Usually it isnt until you get up to check out that buy ers remorse kicks in. Avoid the pitfalls of impulse buy ing. It translates over to the grocery store and your su per center stores as well. It is hard not to walk into Tar get or Walmart for just groceries, when you know the kids need socks, or things like that. Make a list and stick to it. Your checkbook will thank you.Buying in bulk onlineDid you know that Amazon has a huge grocery ser vice? They carry one of the largest selections of natural and organic foods for your family. Not only foods, but paper products and more. More often than not, I have found my toilet paper, de tergents, cereal, coffee etc ... cheaper on Amazon without a coupon, than in store. You could also go in with another friend or family member to buy this way and split the cost and products. Check out www. divinesavings.com/cate gory/amazon-deals/ for more info on Amazon and how to get free shipping, diapers and more.Text and email savingsTechnology can play a big part in helping you to save at the store. Sign up for any text deals, email savings, text/email alerts that your favorite stores of fer. This will aid you in sav ing even more. Target and JCPenny are great about texting you offers to use in store. Even fast food and restaurants have texting programs that will save you money.Shopping warehouse storesPlaces like BJs and Sams Club can save you mon ey if you are getting certain items. If you are shopping for a small family or buy ing meat in large quantities, you are not really saving. One of my favorite benets of BJs is that they allow you to use manufac turer coupons on items as well as stack any BJs cou pons you may have. For ex ample, If you are buying a two-pack of contact solu tion, then you can use two manufacturer coupons on the pack. At Sams Club, if you go through each aisle you will nd items that are marked super cheap. Like a big bottle of mustard for $1.20, which is less than the smaller bottles at your regular grocery store. It varies weekly on the items marked this way, but it is worth the walk through of the store. My kids and I think of it as a treasure hunt. You can also ask your cashier when you check out at Sams if they know of any mark down deals. Last time reader Pam asked her cashier, she discovered that the giant bag of pista chios were on mark down to $1 for the bag. Normally this bag was $12. What ways are you able to cut back and save? I would love to hear your tips and tricks to helping you bring out the thrifti er side in you. Send me an email to Tanya@DivineSav ings.com. Next week learn how planning your meals can save you 30 percent at the grocery store.Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teach ing others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Senseney speaks at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage au diences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Senseney for more information at Tanya@Divine Savings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information.Top 5 ways to save without clipping SAVING S DIVATanya Senseney M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 When I think of the Heartland in March, I think Races, awesome weather and, of, course strawberries. Strawberries are prob ably my favorite fruit to work with because they seem to lend their favor to just about whatever you want to pair them with. I eat them every morning at work with some yogurt and granola with a few pieces of pineapple. This week, I have a rec ipe for you that involves strawberries and chick en. It has a really easy rub recipe for the chick en and strawberry bar becue sauce to give it the right touch. I think this is also something you could make ahead of time and take to the Races with you. If you have leftovers, this recipe would make for a great pulled chick en salad over eld greens or maybe even a chicken salad sandwich with some added mayo and pecans. If I were serving this as a dinner entre, I would probably serve it with a side of toasted corn and black bean salsa with some jalapeno cornbread. For the starch, I would use some blue corn grits. I can see this entre right now with all the colors and bright avors and am sure this would a great dish to serve my friends. Having said that, I think I just thought of what I will make for dinner this weekend and invite some friends over for some strawberry barbecue chicken and a good glass of red wine. For the wine pairing, you are going to need something that can stand up to the sweetness of the sauce and the spice from the rub, so I would rec ommend a good red zinfandel from Napa Valley. Red zinfandels have lots of tannins and usually are big bold wines with lots of body to them and go well with dishes that have a lit tle spice and sweetness. Hope you try this dish and nd it to be pleasing. Cheers, Chef.STRAWBERRY B ARBECUE CHICKEN 1 each Chicken, Whole Fry er, Raw 1-5/8 tbs. BBQ Rub 8 oz. Strawberry Barbecue Sauce1. Rinse chickens and pat dry. Sprinkle 2 tbs. of the BBQ rub inside each chicken cavity. Sprinkle each chicken with 2 tbs. of rub outside the chicken, covering the entire bird. 2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Bake chicken for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat of the oven to 275F and continue to roast for anoth er 45-60 minutes or until the juices run clear and an internal temperature of 165 F has been reached. Baste each chicken with one cup of the sauce, to cover the chicken. Place back in the oven for 10 minutes more to caramelize the sauce on the skin. 3. Remove chicken to warm area and cover; let rest for 1520 minutes before carving. Portion size is 1/4 cut of a chicken. Chicken can be carved to order as is and served with more sauce on the side, or carved and immediately marked on the char broiler and glazed with more sauce for a BBQ pre sentation.BB Q R UB 2-7/8 tbs. Seasoning, Salt Free 17 3/8 cup Sugar, Brown, Light 1-1/8 tbs. Spice, Paprika, Smoked 2-1/8 tsp. Salt, Kosher1. Combine all ingredients. 2. Use 2 tbs. inside the cavity of each chicken and then 2 tbs. outside to season before roast ing. (For ribs, 4 tbs. per rack or as needed).STRAWBERRY BB Q SAUCE 1-1/3 oz. Strawberries, Fresh, Capped, Whole 1/3 cup Preserves, Straw berry, Canned 1-2/3 oz. Ketchup, Canned 1 tsp. Molasses, Dark 1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce 1/4 tsp. Peppers, Chili, Ja lapeno, Fresh, Minced 1/2 tsp. Juice, Lime 3/4 tsp. Ginger Root, Fresh, Minced 3/4 tsp. Shallots, Peeled, Fresh, Chopped 1-1/3 tbs. Water, Cool 1/8 tsp. Sauce, Hot Ta basco 1. Make sure to remove all of the seeds and membranes from the jalapeno before minc ing. Place all ingredients into a non-reactive stock pot and place over medium heat. Stir frequently, to keep sugar from burning. Cook until the straw berries and vegetables are soft. Place into a blender and puree until smooth.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/.Spring brings to mind Races, good weather and strawberries CHEFS CORNERTim Spain M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com If you are among the thousands of folks who love our Saving Dinner freezer menus, I hope youre using your prep as a teaching opportunity. The way our freezer menus work (in case youre not familiar) is that you do all of your prep at once so that you can cook your meals fresh from the freez er on those nights when youre frazzled and tempt ed to order takeout. Not only are these freez er menus a real life saver and an essential tool in the kitchen, in my opinion, but they are also an ide al way to get the kids involved in dinner prep. Depending on the age of the child, this could give you a bit of help and we all know that when kids have a hand in the meal, they are much more likely to eat it. The following are the ways you can involve your children in freezer meal prep: Have the kids help with the grocery list. Meal planning and grocery shopping are essential skills! Our freezer meals come with shopping lists, so go over them with your child before you head out to the mar ket. Have them help you determine which items you already have on hand. When youre at the store, show them why youre choosing those darker avocados over the light green ones. Ex plain best before dates and why you buy certain items in bulk. Talk about budgeting and why you buy certain items frozen rather than fresh. Gro cery shopping is a giant teaching opportunity. Make your child the sous chef. When you get home and are ready to do the meal assem bly prep, while you handle the protein, let the kids set up the produce required for the reci pes. Depending on age, this might be simple stuff like passing you two onions or selecting the right spices from the cupboard. If your chil dren are of chopping age, let them do some of that prep while you su pervise. If they arent old enough to master knife skills, they can stir spice mixes and help place the assembled meal into the plastic bag, sealing it for the freezer. Have them do the label ing. Hand your child the marker and ask them to label and date the bag for you. When its time to take that meal out of the freezer and cook it, get junior back in the kitch en! Go over the cooking ingredients together and see what you need to get from the store and what you have on hand. Not only does this teach cooking skills, but it also helps with literacy and math skills. Then, show the kids how you safely thaw the meal (in a bowl of cold water), and let them help you prepare the side dish youll be serving along side the meal. Kids are great at making salads. If you have multiple children, put someone in charge of setting the ta ble, someone in charge of clearing it, and make sure to enlist help with the dishes preferably some one who didnt help with the cooking. I am so passionate about getting the family around the table together, and having everyone pitch in at dinner table is a fabulous way to let everyone have a stake in the meal youll be enjoying.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. Find out more at www.savingdinner.com.How to get the kids involved in freezer meal preparation DINNER DIVALeanne Ely M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 CLUBS & ORGANIZATI O NS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Fortythree members and four guests attended the Feb. 8 meeting of the Lake Placid Garden Club, held at the Lake Placid Womans Club with Alice Stahr presiding. Following the catered lunch of lasagna with trimmings and createyour-own ice cream sun dae, rst vice president Marsha Browning in troduced guest speaker Dustin Angell, education coordinator at Archbold Biological Station. Angell thanked the club for the Nature Camp sponsor ships and gave a very informative and interesting history about Archbold Station and a summary of summer camping. He also informed the members and guests that Archbold Station and Reserve is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is free. Shirley Puzey, mem bership chairman, introduced new member Gail Smith. Sharon Diaz, Plant Study and Tour chairman, reported on the Jan.10 trip to Fort Myers of the Echo Global Working Farm. The guided, walking tour was great and very interesting and informative. She also informed the members to start pressing owers and greenery for the card making project and plant study at member Sand Ot ways home. Also April 3 will be a herb garden plant study at member Marsha Prices home. Patsy Stamm reminded members that the garden club will be hosting the Spring District 1X meet ing April 22 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Volun teers are needed. She also explained the Lake Clay Project and it is working. During Fuss and Brag, members Barbara Scott showed her blooming gloriosa vine; Sue Rood showed a new plant by Phil Elting, a bromeliad called Liydia; Joan Her rold brought two blooming orchids; and Betty Jane brought her camel lias and a new variety High Fragrance, Camel lia Lutchuensis. The Lake Placid Garden Club meets every second Wednesday of the month from September through May. Guest speaker for the March 12 meeting will be Master Gardener Walt Darnell. The topic will be palm trees. Anyone interested in visiting or joining, call Shirley Puzey at 465-3008.LP Garden Club learns about Archbold Station Courtesy photoDustin Angell, education coordinator at Archbold Biological Station, was the guest speaker at the recent Lake Placid Garden Club meeting. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Emir Hernandez was the guest speaker at the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Clubs lun cheon on Feb. 27. Her nandez is the Victim Ser vices Program specialist with the Division of Vic tim Services and Criminal Justice Programs in the Ofce of Attorney General in Miami. Hernandez began work ing with crime victims in 2007 as an administra tive secretary for the Bureau of Criminal Appeals, then he was promoted to a victim specialist in 2013. Since his promotion, he has extensively focused on identity theft and con sumer fraud issues. As a representative of the agency, he has con ducted presentations throughout Florida in places such as the cham ber of commerce, Rotary clubs, local businesses, medical facilities and se nior care centers. During his career, he re ceived his designation as a Victim Services Practi tioner and has managed to assist a va riety of victims with their vic timizations. Hernan dez holds a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Public Ad ministration and is cur rently seeking a masters degree in social work. There were 69,795 iden tity theft complaints reported in Florida alone and a lot of victims do not make reports. Once you have fallen victim to iden tity theft it will take an average of 200 hours to clear your name. There were 133,973 fraud complaints in Flor ida last year. In 2011, 51 percent or 33,595 peo ple were victims of tax fraud. The most com mon breach for fraud is through stolen laptop or stolen devices; 52 percent of all fraud is committed this way. The number one place in Florida for fraud is in Miami. His suggestions for pre venting fraud were to not carry around your So cial Security card. Use strong passwords, where no one can guess them. Do not share your pass words with anyone. Lock your computer when you are away from it. To con tact Hernandez, call (305) 377-5850 or email Emir. Hernandez@myoridale gal.comLake Placid Rotarians learn about victim services HERNANDEZ Courtesy photoThe Historical Society of Avon Park held their annual banquet at the Jacaranda Hotel Feb. 22. Fifty members and guests attended the banquet. Opening the event and welcome was given by HSAP President Kathy Johnson, who presented the volunteer of the year award to Jean Jordan (pictured). Jim Deal, museum volunteer recapped the years events with a slide show. Guest speaker was Avon Park City Manager Julian Deleon who spoke on the current state of the city government.AP HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLDS BANQUET Sebring Elks 1529SEBRING Sebring Elks 1529 held a school essay contest with the theme What Veterans Day Means To Me. More than 100 essays were re ceived. Winners names from the Sebring Lodge were sent to SWC District in January 2014. The dis trict submit their winners to the state and the state will submit to national no later than March 31. The purpose of this con test was to provide these children the opportuni ty to express their pride in America. Winners were judged in two divisions: fth and sixth grades, and seventh and eighth grades. The essays were judged on originality, de velopment of theme and mechanics and neatness. Winners from the Sebring lodge were: Division One fth grade Cracker Elementary students Tyler Simmons, Madison Yaezel, and Dylan Austin. Division Two sev enth grade Hill Gustat Middle School students Kaycee Ryan, Christopher Wolf, and Carson Angell. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 awarded each of the six winners a $30 Walmart gift certicate. The presenta tions were made by the school principals.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID TOPS 632 leader Judy OBoyles discussion before the re cent meeting was about a typical days menu. It seemed like a lot of food, but it was nutritious and recommended by the TOPS organization. Members contributed all sorts of ideas that they use for snacks and meals and that they have lost weight on. Ethel Emanuel led a song and then gave an in teresting program on Ten Ways To Kill Our Craving. Ideas were to pinch your nose or ear lobes, add more light to the dining area, add vinegar to the diet, light a vanilla candle, etc. These all help in set ting the mood to eat and to be more aware of what is eaten. She also passed out 100 diet tips from Dr. OZ. Roll call was taken by Karen Goodwin and the club had another net loss. Carolyn Mead was the best loser. The No No for this week will be pota to chips and the Yess are cauliower and any green leafy vegetables, such as kale or spinach. TOPS 632 received a perfect score on its re sume and this years the queen is Ethel Emanuel. She will represent the club at the SRD in March. TOPS FL 632 meets every Monday at the Womens Club House in Lake Placid. Weigh in is between 3 and 3:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 4. For more information call 260-0831.Garden Club hosting plant saleAVON PARK The Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park will host a cut ting give-away and plant sale at Donaldson Park in downtown Avon Park on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. For details about the sale, contact Nina Seibold at 453-8528.Square dance ThursdayLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders will be hosting a square and round dance with a Hawaiian theme on Thursday. Ione and Wally Wade will cue early rounds starting at 7 p.m. and caller Robert Arias will start the square dance at 7:30 p.m. The dance will be held at Sunshine RV Resort lo cated south of Lake Placid on State Road 70, 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27. Visitors are always wel come and square dance attire is not required. For more info contact Jim at 863-243-1226.SNAP S HOT S C LUBS N EWS M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com BY NEIL SIMPSONSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING Bob Thulin rounded up a group of vol unteers to sell 50/50 tickets, man the grill, dole out hotdogs and keep the mu sic playing at the second annual Tanglewood Classic Car Show on Sunday. Phil Candella (Phils Har monics), a Tanglewood resident for just six weeks, was recruited to provide the music with the top 100 car songs on his play list. Thulin has been a car guy all his life. He was showing off his bright red Chevy with its 1974, 350 engine and Camaro drive. Wife, Barb, was happy to pose in their 2006 Califor nia Roadster, one of three souped up golf carts on display. Many other Tanglewood residents were showing off their prized possessions. Mella and Lew Wells dis played their Chevy golf cart while Susan and Wal ly Johnson brought along their convertible cart. Sylvia Salmon, in her poodle skirt and horn rimmed glasses, sat with hubby Gene by their 1958 pink Cadillac, which they had hauled south when they sold their home up north. It may not t very well in their big garage but they sure look good in it. The largest classic on display was Paul Hewitts 1977 GMC Elegance mo torhome, one of just 12,000 built between 1973 and 1978. Amazingly, 8,000 of these unique buses are still on the road. It has a To ronado 455 engine and is the only front wheel drive motorhome ever built. It drives like a Caddy but can only be towed backward. The airbags allow it to stay level when cornering and when parked on a camp site. Elaine Schmidt admits that she doesnt know a lot about her 2003 Thunder bird (cars are Nicks domain) but she does know that it is only one of 688 of the James Bond models built. Ron and Judy Tietze, for mer Tanglewooders, now winter in Lake Wales so that Ron can have a garage large enough to allow him to work on cars. They drove down in their Whiskey Runner, a green Ford Coupe which was also a favorite as a race car. The classic car buffs who gathered Sunday may all think their cars are safe now that they have been fully restored and main tained in pristine condition, but Ralph Nader may not have been happy to see the Corvairs at the show. Brian and Sue Seyller bought their 1966 Corvair off the Internet at a reason able price after having attended a Corvair Car Show in Peoria, Ill. a few years ago. Lee and Jan Hunt of Indian Lake Estates are proud of their candy red Corvair, which has nev er been out of Florida. Don Smith of Sebring demonstrated his agility by climbing into his doorless T Bucket 1923 Model T. Don and Pat Klyn stra, from the Harder Hall area, each brought a vehi cle. Dons Ford Roadster, featured in the movie, American Grafti, was built from a kit. It ts in the back of their Toy Hauler fth wheel. Pat is mighty proud of her 1946 Mercu ry, which they have owned for 30 years. They packed all their luggage and put 9,000 miles on it last year alone. With its Corvette 350 Crate engine it purrs right along with Buffy the dog enjoying all of the trips. What is a crate engine? One that comes directly from the factory in a crate. Rose Siroky of Avon Park owns one of only 9,000 1956 Chevy Belair Beau villes built. This nine-seater station wagon took Rose and her husband two years to restore and is worth ev ery minute spent working on it. They do haul some kids around in it from time to time, but Rose isnt al lowed to take it grocery shopping. The weather was perfect, the owners were proud to share stories about the 60 cars and carts on display, and the people of Tangle wood got a chance to relive the past.CLUBS & ORGANIZATI O NS Safe at any speed: Tanglewood hosts annual classic car show Courtesy photoRon and Judy Tietzes 1939 Ford Coupe was a popular stop at Tanglewoods Car Show this past weekend. Courtesy photoGene and Sylvia Salmon sit close to their 1958 Cadillac. Courtesy photoBob Thulin shows off his Chevy. Courtesy photoKnee Deep In the Water ... Somewhere is the theme for Sundays China Painters Tea at the Lake Placid Caladium Cooperative, 132 Interlake Blvd. The free china demonstrations will go on from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy door prizes, delicious refreshments and try-your-hand china painting. For information, call Linda Carr at 465-0616.FREE CHINA PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS Courtesy photoFocusing on quilt history, the Highlands County Quilt Guild will hold A Vintage Quilt Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the Highlands Ridge Founders Hall in Avon Park. Members will display quilts handed down through family generations and treasures found in thrift shops and yard sales representing 1950 and earlier years. A collection of antique sewing tools will also be displayed. The annual opportunity quilt will be given away with proceeds going to help fund the guilds community service projects, donating to area groups in need. Tickets for a chance to win will be available. In addition, a variety of quilts made by members will be available for purchase. For more information, call Deb Martens at 257-3139.VINTAGE QUILT SHOW PLANNED MARCH 18 Courtesy photoThe Avon Park Inner Wheel Club had its annual scholarship concert luncheon at the Island View Restaurant in Sebring on Feb. 21. The event featured music from Nat King Cole, sung by Inner Wheel member Billie Jo Morrison. The purpose of the event was to raise money for three nursing scholarships given to students attending South Florida State College. From left are Gill Broadaway, Inner Wheel USA Foundation chairman; Cydny Stanley, committee member; Patti Crawford, Inner Wheel Foundation chairman; Morrison; and Betty Tucker, Inner Wheel USA vice president.INNER WHEEL RAISES MONEY FOR SCHOLARSHIP M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 LOS ANGELES (AP) Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards. For the rst time, a lm directed by a black lmmaker Steve Mc Queen of Years a Slave won best pic ture and a Latino Alfonso Cuaron of Gravity took home best director in a ceremony presided over by a lesbi an host and overseen by the academys rst black president. McQueens grimly his torical drama Years a Slave took best picture, leading the usually se date lmmaker to jump up and down in celebra tion after his acceptance speech. The British director dedicated his award to all of the people who endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today. Cuarons lost-in-space thriller Gravity led the Oscars with sev en awards, including cinematography, edit ing, score, visual effects, sound mixing and sound editing. Some in his na tive Mexico have been critical that since the at tention came for a Hollywood release and not a Mexican-themed lm, his win didnt have the same kind of impor tance. Im Mexican so I hope some Mexicans were rooting for me, he told reporters backstage. The entire Oscar cer emony had the feel of a make-over for the Acad emy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences an institution that has sometimes seemed stuck in the past. After a Los Angeles Times re port revealed the academy was overwhelming older white men, new president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has pushed for a more varied member ship. The movie industry that the Oscars reect has also been reluctant to tell a wider range of stories. Dallas Buyers Club, the best picture-nomi nated drama about AIDS in 1980s Texas, took two decades to get made af ter countless executives balked at nancing such a tale. Matthew McCo naughey and Jared Leto won best actor and best supporting actor for their roles in the lm as a heterosexual rodeo rat (McConaughey) and a transgender drug addict (Leto) united by HIV. Thirty-six million people who have lost the battle to AIDS and to those of you out there who have ever felt in justice because of who you are or who you love, tonight I stand here in front of the world with you and for you, said Leto is his acceptance speech. Cate Blanchett, bestactress winner for her bitter, ruined socialite in Woody Allens Blue Jas mine, used her acceptance speech to trumpet the need to make lms with female leads lms like her own and like Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock. PLACID L AKES PARTY L INEBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID Car ol Kelly, RN will be at the Placid Lakes Town Hall on March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will con duct free blood pressure screenings. She will also offer information per taining to disease education, and armchair exer cises for the elderly and handicapped. This health program will be held ev ery month on the fourth Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. free of charge. Call 465-4888 for further information. The Litter Patrol will be out and about on March 8. We will supply the grab bers, gloves, bags and safety vests and will meet at 8 a.m. at the town hall. This is all volunteer, and we welcome any and all of you to help keep Placid Lakes clean and green. March 13 is the date of the rst ever Pio neer meeting at the Placid Lakes Country Club. Please call Bonnie at 4654888 to register; you are in charge of getting the wheels turning on this group. The meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. If you have any memorabil ia from your early days, be sure to bring it along. The Placid Lakes Social Cir cle will meet the same day at 4 p.m., and you Dalton Gang people make sure to let us know youre coming. The Lake Placid Ball room Dancers will be celebrating St. Paddys Day on March 15 with Wear ing of the Green at the Elks Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. We have several Leprechauns right here in Placid Lakes who will be invading that night. Spotted a Painted Bun ting this past week; the colors are unbelievable. Robins are still here. There are some weird stories about their winter nest ing habits that are hard to believe. They say dont be lieve everything you hear; good advice.T RO PICAL HARBOR E STATESBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID The Red Hats Chapter 49088 were served an attractive lunch by the Ladies of the Moose on Feb. 20. Larry Musgrave provid ed the music for the dance Feb. 22. The decorating committee had hung large musical notes from the ceiling in the clubhouse. When people crowd the oor you know that the dance music is good and it was. The people really en joy Larry and his singing. At 5 p.m. Sunday, Walk ing Tacos were served in the clubhouse. This fun meal was served as a fun draiser for the Relay for Life by Joan Rau and her volunteers. There were around 130 people that enjoyed this meal. Monday morning cof fee was made and served by Ceanne and Ed Hustad. Peggy Sue Teague was the emcee. Visitor Janita Ol son was a resident and is back with her son for two weeks to enjoy the park and seeing old friends. The birthdays announced by Peggy Sue were Burt Pritchett and Huertha Thomson. Ruth Ann Walls played Happy Birthday on the piano while we sang. Carol Noel, our sun shine person, told that Stan Price, Fran Turley and Kay Holmes are in the hospital for procedures. Please sign the papers for the greeting cards. Luetta Kiger had another greatgrandson born Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. His name is Alexander William Irby and he lives in Michigan. Luetta Kiger had com pany for three days last week from Ocala and In terlocken, Mich. Marianne Carlson and Luetta have been friends for years. Bob and I were vis ited this last Sunday by our son, Keith, and friend, Victoria Burk, from Lake land. This week, Sharon and Jim Boor have their son, Andy, and wife, Erika, with daughter, Kylee, visit ing them from Lexington, Ohio. Betty Schultz was hon ored recently with a twoweek visit from her son, Robert, and his wife, Deb bie, from Sylva, N.C. While they were here, Robert had a booth in the Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Country Fair, displaying his one-of-a-kind cab inets and tables crafted by him from six differ ent woods he obtained by tearing down old barns and houses. Betty is proud of her son being the own er of Woodgrain Studios in the Smokey Mountains of North Caorlina. Computer class is held at 3:30 p.m. every Thurs day. All are welcome regardless of whether a novice or a more sophis ticated user. So take your laptop, if you have one, and come down to the clubhouse. The soup and sand wich meal for March will be at 5 p.m. March 9. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. There will be broccoli soup and chick en noodle and BLT sandwiches. Monday, March 17 is St. Patricks Day and Louis Wackershauser and all his helpers will be cooking up a corned beef diner with all the trimmings for $8 to be served at 5 p.m. The proceeds will go to the Tropical Harbor Home owners Association. It has been a while since the ladies of this park have been to the Jacaranda Ho tel with its southern-style buffet in Avon Park. How ever, Doris True and Paula Bannister are making the arrangements for us to go there March 18 for lunch for $12.50. We southern la dies should enjoy it. Every Monday at 3:30 p.m. we have cho ral practice. On Saturday, March 29 we will hold our choral concert, the Spring Follies. The tickets will be $3. Come and enjoy. The Tuesday Ladies cof fee was made by Marilyn Cromer and she also led the meeting. Shirley Clark attended her rst ladies coffee though shes been a resident for years. We were happy to have her. Carol Noel, the Sunshine Lady, told us that Pat Maynard is in the hospital. The Red Hats are going to Jack sons for their lunch out on March 13. Eunice Brown is celebrating her 80th birth day on March 23. Lets bless her with a Birthday Card Shower. All activities will come to a halt this month for baskets, birdhouses, raf es, collections for coins, and other fundraisers for the Relay for Life. March 8 at 7 p.m. there will be cof fee, punch and desserts served in the clubhouse, free of charge, as the com mittees way of thanking everyone for their partic ipation. The rafes will be held at 7:30 p.m. af ter which we we can walk around the luminaries cir cle in contemplation. Live your life and forget your age.S coreboardHere are this weeks bridge scores for Wood haven Estates: Party Bridge: First: Betty Frizzell Second: Ray Krahn Third: Jeanne Sisson Duplicate Bridge: First: Roz and Ray Krahn Second: Laurie LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson Third: Betty Frizzell and Ken MeyerCLUBS & ORGANIZATI O NS R O B E R T S P A S S E R S A L I T O O P E N E R A E C H E L O N D O N H O L A S T D A Y T H E W I Z A R D O F O Z F L O O D E R T E F I S S U R E M U S C L E P O P O U T E N O S B O M B S H E L L D A R N A D E A R I T I D E T O H E E L E N A C T I N N S P E R A G U Y N A M E D J O E L O O M S D Y E R S O L I P S I S T S T R U C K P O T S T A X I G T E G O N E W I T H T H E W I N D A L A T E A R S U R E N T E S T S C A R S T E R E O U S T A O P C I T T O R T I L L A F L A T E R E P A G O I S S U E S K O A L S N E I L L E I D S T E L S A J O A N O F A R C L U X E B I D D E R I N S E R T I R A N I A N M U G S D R E A M V I C T O R F L E M I N G L A J O L L A E A T I T R I P O S T E O R I O L E S R H O D A A D A P T O R T E M P E S T C ROSSWORD S OLUTIOND iversity wins big at O scarsENT E RTAINM E NT M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com Bianca AsisAndrew E. and Dr. Maria B. Asis of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Bianca Emmanuelle, at 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Bianca weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length.Treasure BarnesTrace Barnes and Jashanie Negron, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Treasure Marie Barnes, at 8 p.m. on Dec. 25, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Treasure weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Grandmother is Sherry Gray.Logan BartschStephen Young of Ponca City, Okla. and Katie Bartsch of Sebring an nounce the birth of a son, Logan Kirt Alan Bartsch, at 4:52 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Logan weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Tina Bartsch, great-grand mother is Judy Prescott, and great-great-grand mother is Joanne Clark, all of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Jack and Stephanie Young of Avon Park.Teagan BassJasyon Bass and Alicia Jetton, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Teagan Alexandria Bass, at 2:57 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Teagan weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Denise Moore of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Glenn Bass and Linda Deen, both of Avon Park.Jackson BertkaKevin Bertka and Brittany Brown, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Jackson James Bertka on Jan. 13, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Jackson weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Terry Brown and Jenny Casey, both of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are James Bertka, Beverly Bertka and Barb Shovlin, all of Lake Placid.Kayden BorkowskiRicky Borkowski Jr. and Destiney Mullin, both of Okeechobee, announce the birth of a son, Kayden Richard Borkowski, at 2:15 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Kayden weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are James Mullin of Carabelle, and Christina and Eric Miller of Chester, S.C. Paternal grandparents are Ricky Borkowski Sr. of Buffalo, N.Y. and Sharon Dari of Okeechobee.Sophia BosqueCarlos Andres Bosque and Amanda Nicole Francis, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia Ann Bosque, at 4:22 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Sophia weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Eric Prands and Tammy Ayles, both of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Carlos Bosque and Carmen Esquilin, both of Puerto Rico.Wyatt BowenCharlie and and Laura Bowen announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Wesley, at 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Wyatt weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Earl and Leon Luterbach. Paternal grand parents are Glenn Bowen and Linda Laux.Erin CamelEric and Erica Alvarez Camel of Wauchula an nounce the birth of a son, Erin Isaiah, at 9:44 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Erin weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Maternal grandmoth er is Maria DeArmas of Wauchula. Paternal grand mother is Jacklyn Camel, also of Wauchula.Nora CocanougherJake and Joy Cocanougher of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Nora Jean, at 7:50 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Nora weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inch es in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Dennis and Kathy Berard of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Jake and Deb Cocanougher, also of Sebring.Ayla CollarMatthew and Allyson Collar of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Ayla Breeze, at 9:52 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Ayla weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Charles and Karen Staneld of Scottsdale, Ariz. Paternal grandfather is Joe Collar of Noblesville, Ind.Levi DeboardBryan Keith Deboard and Angela Renee Singley, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Levi Carter Deboard, at 6:28 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Levi weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inch es in length. Maternal grandparents are Anthony and Ladonna Singley of Avon Park. Paternal grandparent is Jackie Cavill of Sebring.Abigail EvansWilliam Jr. and Tina Evans of Frostproof announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Anne Evans, at 8:44 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Abigail weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Johnny and Roseanne Hester. Paternal grandpar ents are William Sr. and Alice Evans.Daniel GarciaSamuel Garcia and Lea Lastrina of Sebring an nounce the birth of a son, Daniel Garcia, on Feb. 23, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Daniel weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches in length.Mason GranthamMichael Grantham and Arielle Collier, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Mason Cole Grantham, at 10:05 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2014. Mason weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Dwayne and Pamela Collier of Sebring. Paternal grandfather is Benny Grantham of Avon Park.Julian GuerreroJose Guerrero of Avon Park and Katrina Flores of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Julian Ignacio Guerrero, at 8:03 a.m. on Jan. 31, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Julian weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches in length.Jordyn JobsonIan and Ashley Jobson of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Jordyn Aaliyah, at 5:26 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Jordyn weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are John Miners of Sebring and Lois Miners of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Jean Reid of Brooklyn, N.Y.Ryland KindrickMegan Kindrick of Avon Park announces the birth of a son, Ryland Blake, at 8:39 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Ryland weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Robbie Kindrick, and Debbie and Robert Wiggins, all of Avon Park.Izaac KrenlichBen Alan Shoemaker and Leah Marie Krenlich, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Izaac Lee Krenlich, at 12:35 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Izaac weighed 10 pounds, 6 ounces and was 22 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tina Wampler, Calvin Wampler and William Krenlich. Paternal grandfa ther is Robert Shoemaker.Emersyn LashleyLoye Lashley and Melissa Aul, both of Sebring, an nounce the birth of a daughter, Emersyn Grace Lashley, at 4:04 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Emersyn weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Bill and Renee Crenshaw, and Roxanne and Mickey Hammonds, all of Lake Placid.. Paternal grandparents are Junior and Helen Lashley of Avon Park.Ashlynn MabbScott Mabb of Brandon and Amnesty Lightsey of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Ashlynn Jade Mabb, at 2:32 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Ashlynn weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Debra Lightsey of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are William Mabb of Newport News, Va., and Kathryn Schroeder of Brandon.Rebekah McleodChris and Melissa Mcleod of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Rebekah Marie, at 4:04 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Rebekah weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17 inches in length. Maternal grandmoth er is Cindy Johnson of Fort Meade. Paternal grandpar ents are Milton and Wendy Goodson of Marion, Ala.Brooklyn OwensBrandon and Kerry Owens of Sebring an nounce the birth of a daughter, Brooklyn Elizabeth, at 10:42 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Brooklyn weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Dorinda Brooks of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Terry Elwood, Greg Owens and Randall Elwood, all of Sebring.Rafael Pabon-MatosRafael Pabon-Cortes and Natalie Matos, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Rafael Josiel Pabon-Matos, at 10:42 a.m. on Feb. 7, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Rafael weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and 17 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Gerardo Matos of Connection and Alga Lozada of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Rafael and Jannette Pabon of Poinciana.Paisley PadelfordMatt and Megan Padelford of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Paisley June, at 2:32 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Paisley weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Brett and Laurie Tanner of Slidell, La. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Lane Padelford of Sebring.Brooklyn PalmerRoy Palmer of Fort Meade and Jessica Ward of Bowling Green announce the birth of a daughter, Brooklyn Taylor Sky Palmer, at 8:37 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Brooklyn weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Robert Earl Jr. and Bridget Ward of Bowling Green. Paternal grandpar ents are Roy Sr. and Marsha Palmer.Kaylee PhillipsChristopher A. and Danielle L. Phillips of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Kaylee Ann, at 2:25 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Kaylee weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are John and Kathy Wood of Wellington. Paternal grand parents are Charles and Pamela Phillips of Sebring.Madison PhillipsNicholas and Michele Phillips of Lake Placid an nounce the birth of a daughter, Madison Grace, at 4:08 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Madison weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandmoth er is Paula Duncan of Lake Placid.Janyiah PizarroJose Pizarro and Briana Beumel, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Janyiah Leeauna Pizarro, at 12:50 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Janyiah weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Barry Beumel of Avon Park and Tabbatha Parsely of Myakka. Paternal grand parents are Isador and Alicia Vega of Sebring.Camille PoughClyde Chop Pough and Alllison Macklin, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Camille Janae Pough, at 1:13 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Camille weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Don and Cindy Booth of Avon Park. Paternal grand mother is Patricia Pough, also of Avon Park.Owen PrevattKevin W. Prevatt and Jena L. Miller, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Owen, at 10:47 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Owen weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 22 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Lars Miller of Okeechobee and Raene McCollum of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Jimmy and Teresa Prevatt of Avon Park.Majesty RodriguezJacob and Cassandra Rodriguez of Sebring an nounce the birth of a daughter, Majesty Amelia Rodriguez, at 7:49 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Majesty weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ramiro Cisneros and Margaret Livar. Paternal grandparents are Sixto Rodriguez Sr. and Janie Ronquillo.Siyana SimmonsWillie D. and Belize Simmons of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Siyana Leigh, at 5:06 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Siyana weighed 7 pounds and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Belizaire Joseph of Georgia and Manvelle Joseph of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Willie L. and Jeanine Dudley of Avon Park.Roy StephensRoy and Ruby Stephens of Fort Meade announce the birth of a son, Roy Alan, at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Roy Alan weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Jerry and Vickie Riley of Coalgate, Okla. Paternal grandparents are Edward and Betty Florian of Chicago.Zaidan TownsendRaymond Lee Townsend and Amanda Yvonne Brennan, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Zaidan Matthew Thomas Townsend, at 11:08 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Zaidan weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.25 inch es in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Mark and Racheal Brennan and Sherry Kerse, all of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Edwin and Peggy Townsend Sr., also of Avon Park.Janelle WilliamsJeremy Williams and Eva White, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Janelle Evangaline Williams, at 7:07 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Janelle weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kevin Brown and Mary White, both of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are John Williams and Jewell Wilson, both of Sebring.BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS M C Y K

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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CITY OF SEBRING CANVASSING BOARD TO CANVASS THE ABSENTEE AND PROVISIONAL BALLOTS; FINAL CERTIFICATION OF THE ELECTION RESULTS; SELECTION OF A RANDOM PRECINCT AND CONTEST TO BE AUDITED, NOTICE OF THE MANUAL AUDIT TO BE PERFORMED PERTAINING TO THE MARCH 11,2014 CITY OF SEBRING ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the City of Sebring Canvassing Board will meet at 5:30 p.m.on Tuesday,March 11,2014 to begin the public inspection,canvass and tabulation of the absentee ballots received up to that time for the March 11,2014 City of Sebring election.The public inspection of the ballots will start at 5:30 p.m.and any member of the public who wishes to examine these ballots,should be present at that time.At 6:00 p.m.the Canvassing Board will begin their canvass of the absentee ballots that have been received up to that time and the early voting provisional ballots that have been cast.The meeting will be at the Supervisor of Elections Office located at the Highlands County Government Center,580 South Commerce Ave.,Room A201, Sebring,Florida.Once the cavassing process begins,it will continue through election night,March 11,2014,and beyond until the final results are official and certified.If a recess is needed during the meeting,it will be announced at the meeting. Any absentee ballots received will be available for public inspection until opened. Those wishing to inspect absentee ballots received during the time period must be present.The ballots will be canvassed, processed and tabulated but no results will be released until after 7:00 p.m.on March 11,2014 in accordance with Florida Statutes. The canvassing and tabulation of any provisional ballots cast at the precincts will begin on the evening of March 11,2014.In the event final certification takes place election night,the manual audit will begin immediately thereafter.Otherwise,the post election manual audit will begin at 8:30 a.m.on March 14,2014 at the Supervisor of Elections office. Should the Canvassing Board need to meet again to discuss matters of this election,the meeting time and place will be announced at the end of the March 11,2014 meeting.All or some scheduling in this ad may be changed due to a recount or some other unforeseen reason.If an additional meeting is needed,it will be advertised in the newspaper,if time permits.If time doesn't permit, the time and place of the meeting will be posted in the Supervisor of Elections office and at Sebring City Hall. The entire canvassing board procedure is open to the public and may be observed by the public in the front lobby of the Supervisor of Elections office in Room A201 at the Highlands County Government Center. The City of Sebring Canvassing Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status.This non-discriminatory policy involved every aspect of the Board's functions,including one's access to or participation in its activities.Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Karen Kensinger at 863-402-6655 (voice),or via Florida Relay 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsNotice is hereby given that Downtown Mini Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195 S.Railroad Ave.,Avon Park,Florida 33825 at 1:00 P.M.Saturday 15th March 2014 to the highest bidder. Items held for Theresa Baker,air conditioner, lamp,suitcases,boxes & bags of unknown contents. Items held for Yamila Escalett,file cabinet, office chair,computer,stereo,file box,air conditioner,batter charger,refrigerator, pacman arcade cabinet,flags,fishing rods, pool cues,slate pool top,lamps,trash can, insulation,xmas tree,tv wall mount,lion, boxes & bags of unknown contents. March 5,7,2014 1050Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.83:801-809.Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M.ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14,2014,at Highlands Self Storage Inc.7825 S.Georage Blvd.Sebring, FL 33872.All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted.Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNITS TO BE SOLD #25 & 43 March 5,12,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-62 IN RE:ESTATE OF ELEANOR LINK Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELEANOR LINK,deceased,whose date of death was November 30,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 5,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Betty Heiring 14 N.Lotela Ave. Avon Park,Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ C.Parke Sutherland C.PARKE SUTHERLAND,ESQUIRE Attorney for BETTY HEIRING Florida Bar Number:0870781 900 W.Main St. Avon Park,FL 33825 Telephone:(863) 452-6900 Fax:(863) 452-5200 E-Mail:sutherland@a vonparkla w .com March 5,12,2014 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 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 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 MAINE 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 ASSOCIATION,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. 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.GERIN 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 ALL 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 Attorney 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 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 Additional address:4570 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, SEBRING,FL 33870 Additional address:1908 FERNWAY ST,#1, SEBRING,FL 33872 Additional address:209 JAY AVE,SEBRING, FL 33870 YOU 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 the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 5,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Donna Bovard 3708 Craig Avenue Sebring,FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 Facsimile:(863) 385-1161 Email:livingston@livingstonpa.com March 5,12,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-77 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF JOSEPH LIBASCI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOSEPH LIBASCI,deceased,whose date of death was February 20,2014,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and 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 A ND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM A N INTEREST IN ESTATE OF WILLIAM O.TIELERT,DECEASED; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A CTING 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. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: 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 1000 Announcements

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com AVON PARKMulti-family yard sale Friday March 7, Saturday March 8, 8am-? 404 Malcolm Street. Furn., tools, fishing gear, cookware, household items, glass vase, clothes. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LEATHER SLACKSLadies Sizes 8 10 12. Brown Black Tan. Like New. $50. 863-385-4612 GOLF CLUBS-Ladies full set w/ head covers, plus bag w/ stand. Used a few times & in very good condition. $65.00 863 453-7027 GOLF CLUBSMen's full set, w/ head covers, plus bag w/stand. Used a few times.In very good condition $65. 863453-7027 BIRD CAGE& brand new Stand, includes food, toys & access. for Parakeet. $40. 863-402-2495 AIR BEDS1 Queen Deluxe, Double High NEW & 1 Twin Size. Like New $90. 863-385-4612 2 TWINMATTRESSES, no box springs, $35 each, 863-381-7198. 7310Bargain BuysHOT 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. 7260MusicalMerchandiseSECTIONAL SOFAMulti-color earth tones, La-Z-Boy, recliners on each end. Like new. $275. Call 863-452-2443 7180FurnitureLATE 1800'SEAST LAKE 5-drawer chest $325 OBO. Lamp table $225 OBO. Both good condition. 863-471-2739. 7060Antiques -CollectibleKENMORE WASHER& DRYER Front load large capacity $450 OBO. 863-381-7198 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile HomesLAKEVIEW MEMORIALGARDENS side by side Deluxe Companion External Crypts. $5,000. Call 863-452-5860 4280Cemetery LotsSPRING LAKE2BR/2BA VILLA Central Air/Heat, Washer Dryer Hook Up, Dishwasher, Fridge w/ice maker, range. $49,900 owner financing. 863-381-8069. 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleTHE BLUFFSOF SEBRING: For Sale by Owners: 55+, Amenities include stocked lake, heated pool spa, clubhouse, fitness room, tennis, chipping/putting area, library (books, videos, wi-fi stations). One unit is 2 BR/2BA, ground level, covered parking storage shed for $85K, second is 3 BR/2BA, ground level, lots of upgrades for $106K. Shown by appointment only, Phone 863-382-2853 or 863-385-4654 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 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 LIL WIZARDSACADEMY Seeking F/T Child Care Teacher and a P/T Teacher from 12pm to 6pm. Call 863-381-9676 or Email jamesbox_3408 @yahoo.com LABORERS WITH CLEAN RECORD, Transportation, and No Wimps. Mid State Dewatering Call 863-385-2122 GENERAL CLERK. Full time position. Experience in computers and Microsoft and other office duties. Mail resume to POB 1987, Sebring, FL 33871-1987 by 3/14/14. Excellent salary and benefit package. EOE. EXPERIENCED RESIDENTIAL ROOFERS NEEDED Call 863-402-9161 ARTIST ASSISTANT,part-time could become full time. Cataloging and restoring paintings. Flexible hours. Lake Placid area. 863-699-0072, 239-287-6298. 2100Help Wanted END USERSUPPORT ANALYST (FT)Application deadline: 3/10/14. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO. 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 DIETARY AID Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT Dietary Aid position available. The applicant must have some knowledge of working in a long term care setting. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. CERTIFIED NURSING A SSISTANTS (C.N.A.) Royal Care of Avon Park currently has FT 7-3 positions available for C.N.A. in a Long Term Care setting. If you enjoy working with the elderly, come and be a part of the Royal Care Team. We offer Personal Days, Holidays, Health Benefits, LTD, STD, and much more. If you are one of the best, come join us at Royal Care of A von Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., A von Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. AIR CONDITIONINGTECHNICIAN & INSTALLER WANTED Experience Necessary! Call 863-832-3399. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsServie 711,or by e-mail:soe@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Note:Persons are advised that if they wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting, they will need a record of the procedings and for such purpose,they may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based per Section 286.0105,Florida Statutes. Kathy Haley,CMC,City Clerk City of Sebring 863-471-5100 March 5,2014 1055HighlandsCounty Legals KNOW?rf ntbtffb nnntttbf ntfnftftbtb nbntft tttfbtf fntttt tttbttt fbt tttr fntbt trfn fntbnb tft rf AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD # 00036299AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343CITY OF AVON PARK 3X21.5 AD # 00036038

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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 CAR TRAILER16'x7' full deck w/ dual drop axles, removable & adj ramps, 2x4 utility side pockets. New tongue jack,lights, bearings, grease seals, & safety chains.Low profile14"white spoke wheels/ tires. $1695.obo(863)471-3329/414-6564 SOLD!!! 9350Automotive Parts& Accessories2001 WINDSTAR LIMITED EDITION VAN 1 owner, very good condition $3950 OBO 863-471-2739 9250VansKAWASAKI VULCAN1500. 1988, Good condition, 20,000 miles, new tires, leather saddle bags. $1850.00 or best offer. 863-465-7112 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationNORDICTRACK 1000TREADMILL $450 OBO 863-471-2739 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 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. PIT BULLBlue nose, free to loving home. Gentle female, over 2 yrs. old. 863-699-1807 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. KITTEN FRIENDLY,black & white. 4 mo. old. Spayed & rabies. Looking for forever indoor/adult/older child home. Sebring. $20. 863-446-0395 Call or text 7520Pets & Supplies CUB CADETLTX1040 MOWER A S GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT V IJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 CRAFTSMAN 42''CUT LAWN TRACTOR V ery good condition with bag attachments in excellent condition, $450 OBO. 863-446-0034 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 BuySEBRING WOODHAVENESTATES SPRING FAIROff Brunns Rd. 2122 Jacaranda Way, Fri. Mar. 7, 8-12. Raffles, Rummage/Bake Sale, Crafts, Food. SEBRING RECREATIONCLUB HUGE ANNUAL YARD SALE. 333 Pomegranate Ave,behind Sebring Police station. Fri-Sat, Mar 7-8, Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm. Clothing, decor, furniture, hardware, electronics. This is an exceptional sale! Something for Everyone! SEBRING -YARD SALE 1606 Charlotte Dr., Fri.-Sat. March 7-8, 8am-2pm. Tools, furniture, household items, beer mirrors, clothes, misc. SEBRING -THURS.-FRI. March 6 & 7, 8am-? 463 Sunrise Blvd. Francis I (end of street). Lots of misc., tools, jewelry, golf bags/clubs., SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY sale, 4200 Golfview Rd. March 7-8, 8am-? Infants, children's all sizes boys & girls, shoes, toys, household items, misc. SEBRING -CARPORT sale 9-3:30, Sat. 3/8, Sun. 3/9, 1441 Whisper Lake Blvd. Fax, copy, printer all in one; monitors & speakers, keyboard, mouse, clock radio, Elvis Presley collectables, lots of misc. SEBRING *HUGEMULTI FAMILY* Sale. Sebring Hills / 310 Rail Ave. Thurs Fri & Sat. 8 am ? Toys, Clothes, Teenage Stuff! EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!! SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 3312 & 3248 Illinois Ave.,Thur & Fri, Mar 6 & 7, 8am 3pm. Furniture Household Items, Lawn & Garden Equipment. Too Much To List! CHURCH OFGOD OF PROPHECY 1800 US 98, Lorida. Fri. March 7, 8am-? Too much stuff to list many clothes. Sat. March 8, B-B-Q 11am. Ribs or chicken. Come and enjoy. Thank you for your support. AVON PARKLAKES Clubhouse on Lake Olivia, 2714 Nautilus Dr. FLEA MARKET MARCH 8, 7am-noon. 15 plus participants. A VON PARKHIGHLANDS RIDGE "ELEGANT JUNQUE" Sale Saturday March 8th, 8 am till noon, 3003 E Fairway Vista Dr off Powerline Rd off 17. 7320Garage &Yard SalesDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894

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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Champions Club adds 5 to Hall of FameA8Elwell running for re-election A2Have a very berry picnic with Florida blueberriesB1 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, March 5-6, 2014 VOL. 95 NO 25 Partly sunny with a T-storm possible High 84 Low 64 Details on A12Births .................... B8 Classieds .............. B9 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 BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Residents between the ages of four and 96 are being called for jury duty as the Wash Pin Players again stage Fairy Tale Courtroom. It is a play written by Dana Prouix and will be staged in the Smith Cen ter at the campus of Sebring Senior High School at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Thursday, March 13. Were staging it in the Comedia Dellarte style, which means a lot of action chases and fast-paced humor, said Kaerdi Arthur McGovern, Sebring High theater instructor and the director of the play. Audience members will serve as the jury who will decide the fate of defendants the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch for crimes against the Fairy Tale Court.Wash Pin Players to stage Fairytale Courtroom Courtesy photoOne of the Three Little Pigs, played by junior Elizabeth Staley, sits next to the District Attorney, played by her sister, freshman Hannah Staley, during a rehearsal of the Wash Pin Players Fairy Tale Courtroom.Storybook justice BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING An 81-year-old former Sebring Middle School teacher is back in the Highlands County Jail after she reportedly deed a court or der and again left food out for wild animals. Mary H. Musselman was charged Monday with four counts of conditional release violation. Two of them car ry a $5,000 bond, but the other two are without bond. The charges came after food was reportedly found scattered on the ground outside her Kenilworth Boulevard home during a routine inspection by the Flor ida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, acting on a court or der by Judge Anthony Rittenour. Although she has been seen by a psychiatrist, Rittenour has or dered that Musselman Musselman back in custodyJudge orders mental evaluation after report she was again feeding animals MUSSELMAN IF Y O U GOSHS Wash Pin Players present Fairy Tale Courtroom WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Smith Center, Sebring High School COST: $5 at box ofce NOT ES: The proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Highlands County and the group is asking those who attend to bring something to do nate to the Society. BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Its a big election for the city of Sebring and the early voting process began Monday for the more than 5,000 registered Sebring voters. Seven candidiates Lenard Carlisle, Rob Horne, Mary Ann Lewis, Marty Roepstorff, Mark Stewart, Nadine Elliot Tedstone, and Bud Whitlock are running for three open seats on the city council The Highlands County Supervisor of Elections ofce opened the polls early Monday to voters looking to do their civic duty before the actual election day on March 11. Voters may cast their vote at the Highlands County Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave. Early voting will run until Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day this week. The elections ofce notied voters that two polling precincts have been changed for the actual election day. Voters assigned to precinct 11S are being redirected to the Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 at 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. in Sebring. Precinct 15S voters are being directed to cast their ballots at the Sebring Recreation Club at Early voting open in Sebring Katara Simmons/News-SunEarly voting is taking place for the City of Sebring now through Friday at the Highlands County Supervisor of Elections ofce in Sebring. The regular election will be held March 11.Polls open until Friday ahead of March 11 electionSEE PLAYERS | A5SEE VOTING | A7 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Despite receiving letters of interest from two entities wanting to turn a county-owned clay pit into an outdoor shooting range, Highlands Coun ty Commissioners Tuesday morning decided to put the issue out to bid to see if anybody else might be interested in using the property. This will be opened up for proposals, not only from these two, but for anybody else who wants to lease this property, said High lands County Commission Chairman Greg Harris. The issue was not on the commissions agenda but was presented at the end of the meeting under County Administrator June Fishers report. Once touted as a world-class BMX bicy cle racing facility, the property since has become unused, vandalized and overgrown.County still seeking options for clay pitSEE COUNTY | A6 SEE JAILED | A5 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Two federal cases against Avon Park have been dismissed. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was unable to conclude that discrimination had occurred in cases led by former city employ ees Sally Perry and Gloria Shrum. The two women still have the right to sue the city in state or federal court, according to the EEOC ruling. However, they already had cases in federal court that have been dismissed. Both Perry and Schrum were ofcers in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3597, and have alleged that layoffs that dropped the citys workforce from 103 fulltime employees to 50 people targeted union members. However, an arbitrator ruled against that complaint. One of the cases the city is still facing is Michael A. Rowan v. City of Avon Park. Rowan, who was on contract as city police chief, was suspended without pay by City Manager Julian Deleon on June 13, 2011, after Rowan and the city could not come to terms on a separation agreement. His dismissal followed his investigation of city Two EE OC cases against AP dismissedSEE SUITS | A7 M C Y K

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com Ride the Racetrack tickets on saleSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce Ride the Racetrack is almost here. Presented by MIDFLORIDA, Sebring International Raceway and Skip Barber School of Racing, Ride the Racetrack is a twisting and turning ride for anyone who dares to go two laps around the entire 3.7-mile track. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Sebring International Raceway. This is a huge event for the community each year, as local residents and visitors get an adren aline rush as they ride the internationally known Sebring International Raceway with one of Skip Barbers profession al drivers. Avoid the lines and purchase tickets early at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, or at any Highlands County MIDFLORIDA branch. Tickets are $15 per per son in advance, or $20 the day of the event. No car seats or pets. Rides are limited.Tax Collector wants to help motorists save moneySEBRING Florida motor vehicle registration costs may be lowered by up to $25 annually, and Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer wants residents to take advantage of these potential savings now. Zwayer said, In 2009, former Tax Collector Charles Bryan did a great service to our citizens by encouraging motor ists to do a two-year renewal to save money before the motor vehicle renewal prices went up. Now with the proposal to lower these prices substantially, I am encouraging folks to limit their registration to a single year so that they do not lose out on potential savings if the law should take effect on Sept. 1, 2014. Currently, when citizens choose the option of a biennial vehicle registration, they realize no cost savings, only the convenience of a twoyear renewal. With the pending proposal to reduce fees, anyone renewing for two years before Sept. 1 would lose the benet of the reduction for the second year of their renewal period. Fees paid prior to the effective date of the reduction would not be eligible for a refund or adjustment once the law takes effect. The Tax Collectors ofce can be contacted for questions at 402-6685, or by email at info@hctaxcollector.com.Effort being made to reinstate Common Law Grand JurySEBRING We the People will hold an election for the reinstating of the Common Law Grand Jury here in Highlands County at 7 p.m. Thursday. The election will be at Homers, 1000 Sebring Parkway. There will be a 35-min ute presentation starting at 7 p.m. and a vote by showing of hands will be at 7:35 p.m. All par ticipants will then be invited to register for the Common Law Grand Jury. For information, call John Nelson at 385-8274 or email jenkan04@gmail. com.Guardian ad Litem volunteer information at the Avon Park LibraryAVON PARK The Guardian ad Litem program, which serves abused and neglected children across Highlands County, is seeking volunteers. Dawn Shinskey, a re cruiter for the program, will have information about becoming a volunteer at the Avon Park Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Stop by with any questions. If you cannot attend this orientation session but are interested in be coming a volunteer, call Dawn Shinskey at (863) 534-4597 or email Dawn. Shinskey@gal..gov.HIP to distribute phonesSEBRING Hearing Impaired Persons will distribute free amplied telephones from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to Florida residents with a hearing or speech loss The distribution will take place in the conference room at Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, 6414 U.S. 27 South. Distributions will also take place again from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20. These distributions are by appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347.Support groups meetChange of Pace offers support groups for Caregivers that are deal ing with loved ones that have Alzheimers or another dementia. In Avon Park a group meets weekly at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church on Camphor Street (behind the McDonalds). In Lake Placid the group meets week ly at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave. In Sebring the group meets weekly at 1 p.m. Thursday at Change of Pace (Sebring Christian Church), 4514 Hammock Road, and at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday. For more information contact Change of Pace at 382-1188.Shrine Club hosts bandAVON PARK The Highlands Shrine Club will host North and South Band playing country, gospel and bluegrass music from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the lodge on State Road 17 North. Refreshments will be available. No alcohol will be served. 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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 1927LO TTER YL OTTOSaturday, March 1 2-7-9-16-19-45 X-3 Toays Jackpot: $16 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, March 1 3-8-25-30-47 PB-13 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $40 millionMEGA M ONEYFriday, Feb. 28 20-22-30-34 PB-19 Tuesdays Jackpot: $700,000MEGA M ILLION SFriday, Feb. 28 3-31-50-58-59 PB-6 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $240 million CAS H 3 Saturday, March 1 Day: 6-1-8 Night: 9-4-2 Sunday, March 2 Day: 0-6-8 Night: 2-5-3 Monday, March 3 Day: 8-9-8 Night: 8-8-2 P LAY 4Saturday, March 1 Day: 6-1-7-7 Night: 5-0-3-8 Sunday, March 2 Day: 0-3-3-3 Night: 6-6-9-4 Monday, March 3 Day: 0-8-3-7 Night: 2-1-7-6 F ANTA SY 5 Saturday, March 1 23-27-29-30-33 Sunday, March 2 7-18-20-25-35 Monday, March 3 5-19-24-26-32SNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EW S BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Truck owners value tailgates for their help in loading heavy equipment or supplies, or just providing a serving area for the football season tailgate party. Lately, however, those tailgates have gone miss ing. Since November, ve truck owners have had their tailgates stolen. Four of them lost their tailgates in the same 24-hour period. It was a sour Valentines Day celebration for those drivers when sometime between that night and the morning of Feb. 15, thieves made off with tailgates in Avon Park and the Lake Jo sephine area, south of Sebring. The tailgate theft last No vember was in the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park, according to Nell Hays, public information ofcer for the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce. According to last years data from the NICB, 2008 and 2010 Ford F150 truck tailgates were claimed as stolen most often from January 2006 to Septem ber 2012, followed by 2007 Chevrolet Silverados. A 1985 Ford F150 was in the insurance claims, while the newest vehicles were 2012 Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC and Toyota pickups. While tailgate thefts are not new, the rate of thefts has been increasing: 20062009 saw only 23 tailgate theft claims, while 2010 saw that number shoot up to 430 and again in 2011 to 472. In 2012, through Sept. 30, tailgate theft claims reached 418, with 557 pro jected through that year. The NICB states that tailgates can be stolen in less than 30 seconds, making them prime targets. With replacement costs of $1,000 or more, it makes sense for pickup owners to make their tailgates less attractive to thieves: If your model has an integrated lock, use it. If a tailgate cant be opened, it cant be stolen as easily. If you dont have one, get one; they are rela tively inexpensive. Park with the tailgate as close as you can to an object or a structure to prevent the tailgate from opening. Etch your trucks vehi cle identication number (VIN) or a personal identication number into the tailgate. Deputies are looking for leads to who may be committing these thefts. Any one with information is requested to call Detective Allison Hinkle at 402-7820. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800226-TIPS (8477) or on the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.Sheriff warns of tailgate thefts Special to the News-SunSEBRING County Commissioner Don Elwell dropped off the necessary paperwork late Friday afternoon to begin his campaign for re-election as Highlands County Commission er for District 2. He was rst elected in 2010. I cant tell you how much it means to me to have the opportunity to run for re-election and hopefully represent our countys citizens for one more term, Elwell said. I had delayed l ing the paperwork a bit, and was getting a lot of questions about whether I was going to run. It was absolutely never a question of desire, thats for sure. My responsibilities at Alan Jay have expanded tremendously over the past couple months, and I wasnt going to run for re-election unless I knew I could dedicate the same amount of time and work as a commissioner as I have throughout my rst term. Elwell serves as the director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Alan Jay Automotive Network. Throughout his rst term, Elwell has served on the commission dur ing some difcult issues as well as through some of the countys most challenging budget discussions. Additionally, he has been appointed as the commission liaison for the Hospital District Board, Transpor tation Disadvantaged Board, Lake Istokpoga Management Committee, Heartland Library Cooperative Advisory Board and Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. In 2013, Elwell was also appointed to the Heartland CrimeStop pers board. He has received the designation of Certied County Commissioner from the Florida Association of Counties and will have completed the necessary training to achieve the rank of Advanced County Commissioner in June of this year. He has held six town hall-style meetings to date while in ofce, with attendance rang ing from a few dozen to over one hundred at each event. I have found that the transparency and open dialogue really works for me on the commission and I have no intention of slowing that down in the future, Elwell said. Elwell is a regis tered Republican, and has lived in Highlands County since 2002, currently living in the Spring Lake area with his wife and family. Elwell seeks re-election Katara Simmons/News-SunDon Elwell is running for re-election as Highlands County Commissioner for District 2. M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEWUnable to enjoy a mealI have been going to (a fast food restaurant) in Avon Park for the last 10-12 years, and I have never had any prob lems. My friends and I sit every morning in a group and just chat. Well, there is one employee who works there that I dont get along with, but I have always been polite. The rst of January 2013, they got a new manager and for some reason she took it upon herself to start accusing me of harassing the customers. She has called me outside on several occasions to let me know that if I dont start getting along with this one employee, she will stop me from coming in. The week before Easter she done just that called the police and said I was harassing the customer. Everyone was telling her that I have not done any thing. I called Tampa and I called Illinois, and to this day they have not returned my call. All I ask them to do is watch the video or send someone in to investigate. They have not done anything. Its a shame when senior citizens cant go in and enjoy themselves. If they were to do this to all of their people, they would not have much business. They are more concerned about money than their customers. I was always told the customer was right, but according to the one in Avon Park, this is not so.ANN SP AI NAvon ParkCustomer loses to big energy companyI would like an explanation that is a bit more substantial than the rhetoric I got when I recently emailed Duke En ergy about my concerns with the way they transitioned to their new billing cycles by extending the days in some customers most recent billing cycle. My question to Duke Energy was simple why should some customers be penalized in our pockets because they decided to make adjustments to their routes to be more efcient that caused some of our billing cycles to go beyond our standard billing period. Hypothetically, lets say that the regu lar billing cycle was 30 days. Our most recent billing cycle ran an addition al nine days beyond the 30-day period, which means that technically a new billing cycle would have started and we would have been within our rst 1000 KWH Energy and Fuel Charges had they not extended the cycle an extra nine days. The extended nine days in this cycle caused us to go above the 1000 KWH for Energy and Fuel and therefore, we paid 8.625 cents and 5.07 cents per KWH, respectively, rather than the normal rate of 7.263 and 4.077, respectively Why should we be penalized and have to pay more at the above 1,000 KWH for additional days added to our billing cycle because we had no choice in this matter? This same usage would have been within the below 1,000 KWH had they maintained the normal bill ing cycle. Again, its the customer who loses and not the big energy company. Its not like we can take our business elsewhere if we dont like their business practices.KE LLY J O HN SO NSebringAMVETS show had a lot of supportThe Sons of AMVETs Post 21 would like to thank everyone that brought cars and motorcycles to our show at Post 21 on Feb. 22. We also want to thank the following for their support with door prizes: Advance Auto Parts north, AAMCO Transmission, Race Thru Kwik Lube, Car Quest, Frames & Images, T.J. Leathers, Advance Auto south, Sonnys Barbecue, Papa Johns Pizza, Auto Zone, Pizza Hut, 24/7 Car Wash and a special thank you to Larry Buehler for bring ing the No. 8 Budweiser car and also the Ladies Auxiliary, Sons and AMVETS who helped.G EORGE G RA YSebringWest Sebring VFD says thanksChief (Scott) Mann and the entire membership and Board of Directors of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Depart ment extend their thanks for the following sponsors who so generously donated their time and/or goods to help us with our 39th Annual BBQ: Aeromed, Cohan Radio Network, News-Sun, Sams Club, Sysco, Wal-Mart, Winn-Dixie and the support of our community. This years Annual BBQ was a great success and we couldnt have done it without the help of these sponsors and our local community. Their generosity is genuinely appreciated.W ES T S EB RI NG VFDIts been almost 12 years since my husband and I moved to Sebring from our hometown of Lebanon, Pa., not far from Hershey. We fell in love with all of it except for one thing: the monu ment that sits out in the water along the edge of Lake Jackson. Each time we ride along the lake on U.S. 27, I look for it. In past years, the monument has been on dry land, but still down off the sidewalk and far enough away so that people cant really see the names listed there. There is no concrete walk that leads out to it, and there are no steps lead ing down from the sidewalk along the highway. The rail ing prevents anyone from going out to it and, quite honestly, Im not even cer tain what the monument says. With all the rain these past months, the monu ment now sits in the water making it impossible for anyone to get to it except possibly by boat. Just the other day, we drove past the monument again and I noticed the cranes have taken to sitting on the monument, since its out in the water and that gives the birds a nice vantage point to look for sh. Thats wonderful. But realizing that birds of all kinds do tend to leave a mess below wherever they perch will give you some idea of what the monument looks like at this point. Frankly, being the moth er of an Iraq War veteran and having had numerous relatives who have served this country in past wars, I am appalled that any or ganization or group or city would permit a monument of any kind to be erected in such an unhandy, unsightly and unceremonious place. I have heard others comment bitterly about it for many years, and it breaks my heart every time I see. So heres my proposal for the city of Sebring: Move the monument. Relocate it somewhere where people can walk up to it, read what is on it, share the emotion from it, and pay homage to all those who gave so much. Sebring and the surrounding area is lled with veter ans from all wars. Perhaps they would like to have a Veterans Day service at the monument sometime. That would be impossible at its present location. I would be delighted to join in such a ceremony when the monument is relocated where there is parking, where there are sidewalks, where chairs can be placed for seating, where someone can speak from a podium, and where recog nition can be given to those listed on that huge piece of granite. Its time to do something about that monument, Sebring. Can we start a movement? Can we get people on board? Can we start a Move That Monument campaign? I would love to hear other viewpoints. Write to me: Carol Kline, c/o of the News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Ill take it from there. Poli ticians welcome. (There is another voting season coming!)Carol Kline is a Sebring resident and an occasional correspondent for the News-Sun.A war memorial no one can visit Courtesy photoThis monument placed on the shore of Lake Jackson near U.S. 27 is now surrounded by water. G UES T COLU MNCarol KlineY OUR VIEW S Today is Ash Wednesday, a solemn holy day for Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Ro man Catholics and other Christian de nominations with a Western European background. Ash Wednesday marks the rst day of Lent, a time of fasting and repen tance. According to Online Etymology Dictionary, the name Lent, derives from the old Saxon word Lenten, which means the 40 days before Easter. The name came into common use some time in the late 14th Century. Easter is the holiest day of the Chris tian calendar. It is a joyous celebra tion of resurrection and eternal life, mirrored by nature. As Christ arises, so does spring. Days get longer. Trees burst into bud. We feel hope and well being, spiced with a sense of possibil ity. Paradoxically, and this is true whether religious or secular, one needs darkness in order to see the light. Which is why a time of inner reection, like Lent, is so powerful and cleansing. It is impor tant to stop and look inward, admitting ones weaknesses, asking for forgive ness from those we have wronged and nding forgiveness for those who have wronged us. In fact, whatever ones religious be liefs, these next 40 days are a good time to reect on the gift of life and how we use it. Lent is a time to reach out to a neighbor, or take a veteran out to lunch, or mentally regroup and press forward with New Years resolutions that have fallen by the wayside. In other words, you dont have to give anything up for Lent, but you can use the next 40 days to feed your soul, no matter what your religionLent can be about more than giving things up LE TT ERS TO TH E EDIT ORShoulde be 200 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 letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publication. Only two letters per month per writer will be accepted. 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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Serving as the judge this time around will be Queen Shell-Zap-Um with a very proper British rabbit serving as the bailiff. The last time we did it he was a dumb bunny, but he is a proper English rabbit for this one, McGovern said. The defendants will stand trial for all of the stories in which they served as the villains, with their victims slated to take the stand against them. We have Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs and others who will be testi fying against the Big Bad Wolf while Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White will be making the case against the Wicked Witch, McGovern said. Tickets are $5 each and will be on sale at the box ofce window each eve ning before show time. It will be general admission seating, meaning rst come, rst served. These plays really are a lot of fun and good for the whole family, there is enough humor of the adults and enough action for the kids, McGovern said. McGovern said, as in all her plays, they urge the children and families with children to sit up front. This year, the troupe is starting a new tradition. Being sponsors of the Hu mane Society of Highlands County, McGovern is asking all who plan to attend any of the performances to bring cat or dog food for the animals housed at the shelter on Haywood Taylor Boule vard. They can bring other items such as kitty litter, small blankets, animal toys or puppy pads if they would like, McGovern said. The group already exercised their thespian talents earlier this year as Christmas zombies during the Humane Societys rescheduled Terror Trail entitled the Dead of Winter in January. We helped raise $6,000 in that one, McGovern said. We want to continue to help them. Courtesy photoQueen Shell-Zap-Um, played by 10th-grader Breeana Smith, zaps the bailiff bunny, played by sophomore Ethan Dilday. PLAYERS FROM PAGE A1 We have Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs and others who will be testifying against the Big Bad Wolf while Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White will be making the case against the Wicked Witch. These plays really are a lot of fun and good for the whole family, there is enough humor of the adults and enough action for the kids.Kaerdi McGovern SHS drama instructornow be held in a secure facility until a more complete mental evaluation can be conducted. Sebring attorney Bill Fletcher, who serves as Musselmans legal counsel, said he had taken the Sebring woman to the Highlands County jail Monday evening to avoid any issues. Musselman was charged with resisting arrest in February when she was picked up by FWC agents and Highlands County sheriffs deputies. Fletcher indicated that Musselman already had been seen in a private appointment by a psychiatrist and suffers from Alzheimers and dementia. Even before her Monday arraignment on counts of feeding animals in opposition to the court order, the Sebring woman had another count led against her. An additional charge of placing food or gar bage to attract bears, foxes or raccoons, a sec ond-degree misdemeanor, was added to her list of counts this past weekend. Christine Pletcher, an intake attorney for the local State Attorneys ofce, said the counts against Musselman will be parceled out and handled differently. The felony case is completely separate from the misdemean or violation of probation, she said. They are different cases and they will be handed in differ ent courtrooms. When Musselman was released from jail last month after a week-long stay, Rittenour had exacted a promise from her that she would cease and desist putting out food for feral animals. You understand we had problems with that in the past. If I say you have to have a mental heath evaluation, if I say you cant have anything out there to feed the bears, are you you go ing to do that? Rittenour asked. Musselman at the time responded she certainly would. The case itself dates back to November of last year, with FWC of cials indicating they had to euthanize a bear that had been fed by Musselman and had lost its fear of humans. Wildlife agents say that once bears lose their natural fear of humans they cannot be relocated as they are a danger any where they are put. The next scheduled court appearance for Musselman is a March 31 case status hearing. JAILED FROM PAGE A1 BRANDON (AP) One man is dead following an early-morning altercation with Hillsborough County Sheriffs deputies in a Brandon neighborhood. Deputies shot Lew Tyree, 41, early Tuesday in a suburb near Tampa. Sheriffs spokeswoman Cristal Bermudez Nunez said the man had burned his clothes, cut a cat with a butcher knife and then charged at arriving dep uties while holding the knife and a 20-pound barbell. Deputies said the man was trying to break a window of an apartment when they ar rived. Nunez said the deputies tried to calm the man. When that didnt work, they tried using a stun gun on him. At that point, he turned around and was about ve feet away from the deputies, she said. He was not listening to commands and he was armed with a large butcher knife and charged the deputies. Ofcials say all three deputies red multiple shots. The three deputies in volved Steve Gutier rez, 35, Marina Stroud, 34, and James Maiello, 25 were not injured. Deputies shoot, kill suspect in Brandon M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING A local couple in bed at 10:55 p.m. Sunday heard a banging noise on their window. One went and opened his front door at his Bar num Street home and found a man standing in his screened-in porch. He shut the door, but the man started banging on it. When Highlands County sheriffs deputies arrived at the home, they found a man with one foot and leg already through the crack of the door, ramming the door with his shoulder. The residents were pushing against the door to prevent him from get ting in, reports said. At one point, he hit the door so hard that it knocked one resident back onto the oor, reports said. A deputy drew his weapon and ordered the man to get on the ground with his hands up. He didnt, so the deputy red a stun gun at him. He then handcuffed the man once he was on the ground and incapaci tated. According to arrest reports, the residents didnt know the man identied as Don Earle Morgan, 42, of 5110 Roanoke St., Sebring and they never gave him permission to come into the screened-in porch or the house. They estimated damage to the door at $100. Mor gan was charged with bur glary with assault or battery and criminal mischief of more than $200, but less than $1,000.Man stunned, arrested after trying to storm home BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK When Highlands County Sher iffs deputies rst arrived Sunday night for a domestic battery complaint, the victim denied anything had happened. But when a third par ty told deputies that Ray mond Paul Massey, 44, of 4024 Capri St. in Sebring had hit the 40-year-old woman in her stomach, in the head and slap her face, the victim reportedly recanted her story and said she was pushed, put in a headlock and hit several times between 8:50 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. Sunday. She also said Massey had head-butted her above her left eye. Massey was then arrest ed on a charge of aggravated battery when the offender knew or should have known she was preg nant. Reports also said she both appears to be pregnant and that she conrmed she is seven and one-half months pregnant with Masseys child. According to reports, he is aware that the child is his and sometimes yells at her for becoming preg nant and belittles her. The two have dated for approximately eight months and have resided together as a couple on several occasions during that time, reports said. Reports stated that the victim already had a black eye before Sunday, but told deputies she didnt re port it because she feared the repercussions from Massey if she told. Massey told deputies he and the victim had only been arguing and that any noises the neighbors heard were from him fall ing in the shower by accident.Man charged with battery on pregnant girlfriend Phil Attinger/News-SunCounty commissioners voted Tuesday to solicit letters of interest from anybody who might want to submit proposals for the use of a mined-out clay pit north of Avon Park. One group is proposing a shooting range for the property.Jeri Canale, a former county commissioner and owner of Boom Boom Guns and Ammo, had suggest the idea of turning the facility into an outdoor shooting and archery range back in January. That proposal, she said, had come in response to requests from her cus tomers, who had complained that they have to drive to Okeechobee and Manatee counties to shoot riles or high-powered handguns as well as from local 4-H members who wanted to hone their gun and archery skills. Commissioners responded in February by issuing a request for let ters of interest. Only Canale and the newly formed Heartland Gun Club responded. Despite only receiving the two inquiries, Com missioner Ron Handley suggested that the county put the land out to bid and not limit itself to only the one use. Didnt we do that when we asked for the letter of interest? asked Commissioner Jim Brooks. So what are we saying? That we want to go back out again and ask if there is any more interest? County Attorney Ross Macbeth told Brooks that because the property now would be put out to bid, the county would not have to restrict it to any single use. If it is an unspecied use we may have more to talk about after the bids come in, he said. In addressing the board, Canale all but withdrew her request, saying that she had been worn down by the coun tys processes. She suggested that the county take over the project. I have done everything I can to show you what I can do, she said. I give up. I am too old for this. She later recanted, say ing she would wait to hear feedback from her customers. Gerald Roach, vice president of the Heartland Gun Club, told commissioners his groups effort also was to create an affordable place for shooters. He said there also were resources to the club available from the National Rie Association. No date was given for the issuance of bid requests, however, under the boards normal process, the formal solicitation for RFPs could take at least another 30 days. COUNTY FROM PA GE A1 GARY FINEOUTAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE A bid to bring major casinos to South Florida was dealt a signicant setback under a sweeping gambling proposal rolled out late Monday by the Republicancontrolled Florida House. The House bill, sponsored by the GOP chair man who is overseeing gambling legislation, would create a statewide commission to oversee the multi-billion dollar industry. But it does not authorize the creation of two Las Vegas-styled casinos. A Senate proposal released last week would allow resort casinos in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Instead the House would leave it up to voters to decide if casinos could ever come to the Sunshine State. Thats because the House is also proposing a constitutional amend ment that would require voter approval to for any future expansions of gambling. An amendment requires a yes vote by 60 percent of voters in order to pass. Rep. Robert Schenck, R-Spring Hill, and sponsor of the bill called the House plan a responsible proposal. He added that would it also clean up signicant and glar ing loopholes in current law. Schenck said that any gambling bill considered during the session must be accompanied by the constitutional amendment. The House proposal would also appear to do little to undo the cur rent compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida that cur rently brings in more than $200 million a year to the state. The tribe operates sev eral casinos around the state, including the large Hard Rock casino in Tampa. The tribe inked a deal with former Gov. Char lie Crist that allowed slot machines and card games such as blackjack. The main portion of that compact, however, expires in 2015 and its not clear if Gov. Rick Scott plans to begin negotiating with the Seminoles anytime soon. The decision of House Republicans to throw out a starkly different pro posal from their Senate counterparts could be another sign that the Legislature may be unable to yet again reach any agreement on gambling. The annual 60-day session starts on Tuesday. The House killed a bill two years ago to bring resort casinos to the state, but last year legislative leaders agreed to under take a major study of the states gambling industry. Some in Floridas business community, including political heavyweights such as Disney, remain steadfastly opposed to any gambling expansion. All sides caught up in the ght over gambling, have poured hundreds of thou sands of dollars into campaign accounts. Sen. Garrett Richter, RNaples and chairman of the Senate Gaming Committee, said it may be a few weeks before the Senate gambling proposal is ready to leave the runway. Richters committee spent nearly 90 minutes going over the legislation (SB 7052) but he said it is unlikely legislators will vote on the bill until later this month.State House gambling bill would not allow casinos M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 IRENE O RO URKEIrene (Kassack) ORourke of Still River and Sebring passed away at sundown on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her home in Still River. She was 92 years old. Mrs. ORourke was born in Queens, N.Y. She married James (Jimmy) ORourke, a lawyer, in 1948. They had ve children, Ste phen ORourke of Silver Spring, Md., Christine ORourke of Rumson, N.J., Martin ORourke of Millville, Daniel ORourke of Holtsville, N.Y., and Andrea ORourke-Friel, of Still River. She is survived by her children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Jimmy ORourke passed away in 1997. Irene taught third grade at Holy Child Jesus School in Richmond Hill, Queens, from 1967-1979. She also worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and Ci tiBank of New York. A resident of the Buttonwood Bay community in Florida since 1987, she was a founding member of and enjoyed performing for The Buttonwood Theatre in the park. She was a seniorpage correspondent and wrote a column titled Among Other Things for the Sebring News-Sun. She volunteered at Walker Memorial Hospital in Avon Park, as Cuddles the Clown, work ing with infants, and she was an inveterate world traveler. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Trinity Church in Harvard, and she was interred beside her spouse at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass. ORO URKEJACK I E PACEJackie Lee Pace, of Se bring was born in Bluffton, Ind. on May 24, 1950 and died at home on Feb. 28, 2014. Mr. Pace is survived by a daughter, Melinda Ann Pace Povanda of Jacksonville; his mother, Marjorie Mae Sei bold; a brother, Gregory D. Simmons; a sister, Cheryl L. Poole four grandchildren, an aunt, uncle, two nephews and a niece. Jack was loved by many people and gave of himself generously in return. Mr. Pace graduated from Wendell L. Willkie High School in 1968 and served in air trafc control in Viet Nam during his military ser vice in 1971-77. He had a lifelong love of ying, which gave rise to his being a pilot and a ight instructor. OBITUARIES 333 Pomegranate Ave. The changes to the two previous polling locations are slated for this election only, according to the Supervisor of Elections Ofce. A sample ballot may also be found at highlands.elections.org/.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. VOTING FROM PAG E A1 BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott touted Floridas improving economy in a State of the State speech Tuesday that drew a con trast between the recession years under former Gov. Charlie Crist and the jobs created during his rst three years in ofce. Scott described the bleak economic condition the state was in when he took ofce in 2011 and then highlighted efforts hes made to make the state more business friendly. Without directly naming Crist, a Republican-turned-Democrat who hopes to challenge Scott in November, he placed blame on his predecessor for Floridas hard times. Florida was in a hole. Unemployment was above 11 percent, more than one million people were unemployed and our debt ballooned to more than $28 billion, Scott said in the prepared ver sion of his address. Some say these statistics were all because of a global recession. They say it doesnt matter who was running our state that anyone would have been just a victim of the times. I disagree. The speech reected more on Scotts accom plishments than it laid out a vision for the nal year of his rst term. It also introduced a new catchphrase that will likely be used in his re-election. Scott campaigned with the catchphrase lets get to work and last year proclaimed its working in his State of the State speech. This year he said Lets keep working several times in the speech that marks the opening of the Legisla tures 60-day session. Unlike the previous administration which lost 1 million jobs, we add ed almost a half a million jobs, Scott said. Working together, we have made Florida not just a destination for tourists, but a des tination for opportunity. Scott cited 24 tax cuts and the elimination of nearly 3,000 regulations since he took ofce as examples of how Florida has become more business friendly. He said state debt is down, and government has become more efcient under his watch. Four years ago peo ple were down on Florida. High unemployment, shrinking home values Florida was in retreat, Scott said. Now, we are on the rise, jobs are com ing back, career opportunities are growing, home values are improving and there is simply no reason that Florida cannot be the number one state in the country to nd a job. Scott urged lawmakers to continue cutting taxes by another $500 million this year, including a rollback of vehicle registration fees that were increased under Crist and further cutting corporate income taxes. He also criticized laws passed under Crist that al lowed state universities to increase tuition and asked lawmakers to keep tuition from rising this year. Scott, a former hospital chain CEO who spent $73 million of his and his wifes money to win the 2010 election, has been perceived as being out of touch with working families. He used his speech to describe his own humble beginnings, telling lawmakers that he lived in public housing and never knew his birth father. Scott touts improving economy in annual State of the State speech SCOTTcouncil members, including Mayor Sharon Schuler and Deputy Mayor Brenda Giles, on citizen complaints of corruption and Sunshine Law violations. A major issue in the case is whether Rowan was put on administrative leave, then suspended, then red in response to his investigation. Rowan states that he is protected as a whistleblower under Florida law and is asking the court to order the city to reinstate him, to state there is no basis for suspension without pay and to have the city pay back pay, damages and attorneys fees. No ruling has been made in his case. Perrys case dates back to July 27, 2012, from an inspection of two ve hicles Perry used in her job with the city. She alleged that her supervisor, Jimmy Runner, and coworker Brenda Sliva overstepped their authority by looking in the glove compartment, behind and under seats and inside her handbag. Perry, a 15-year-employee, named Runner, Sliva and Jason Lister, of the Avon Park Police, as defendants. Allegedly Lister told her at the time of the search that she had no rights in the matter. She told the News-Sun at that time that everything inside her handbag was scrutinized, that she was deprived Constitutional rights and that the city failed to protect those rights. The court dismissed claims against Sliva, Lister, Runner and City Manager Julian Dele on on Jan. 22, 2013, and ruled against Perry on Sept. 3, stating that the citys personnel policy allowed city ofcials to search her handbag. That policy states that anything brought onto city property is sub ject to inspection, including personal equipment, clothing, property and belongings even trunks and lunch bags. The case was dismissed on Oct. 30, 2013, and the city sought to have legal fees paid by Perry. SUITS FROM PAG E A1 M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS BY SCOTT DRESSELEditorAVON PARK There was a lot of red in the packed room Saturday night at the Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park, but only one type really mattered the red jackets worn by the Champions Club Hall of Fame members. The club inducted its third Hall of Fame class, adding Ralph Hill, Dwayne Lemler, Dexter Seigler, Dr. Ronald Sevigny and Don Sisemore to the ranks that already included 11 Avon Park legends. Hill was a star player for the Devils 1948 state championship baseball team and later coached Avon Park to baseball titles in 1966 and again in 1972, a team that featured Sisemore. Hill, who also coached basketball and football for the Devils, was 103-40 in eight seasons as baseball coach. Hall of Fame member Hoppy Rewis, who played for Hill and then later coached with him, honored his former mentor, who died in 2008. Literally, I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for him, Rewis said, since Hill was the one who planted the seed that grew into his teaching and coaching career. Rewis recalled Hills upbeat attitude. If he was here today, hed be tickled to death to get this, but if he didnt (get elected), there wouldnt be a breath that came out of him complaining or saying he got cheated. Lemler, who died in 2012, graduated from Avon Park in 1963, winning the title of best allaround athlete that year. He taught (and coached JV football, baseball and basketball) at APHS from 1967-82 before moving into administration as an assistant principal. Avon Park Champions Club adds to Hall of Fame Scott Dressel/News-SunChampions Club President Charles Devlin helps new Hall of Fame member Don Sisemore put on his red jacket during Saturdays ceremony. Sisemore was one of ve added to the Hall of Fame. SEE HALL | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It may be a down year for the usually powerhouse DeSoto softball program, but that didnt mean they were going to get any mer cy from a Lady Dragon squad on the rise. And thats how it played out in Mondays contest at Lake Placid, with the host Dragons mercy-ruling the Lady Bulldogs by a 12-2 count. Starting pitcher Holly Krett worked around a minor threat in the rst to keep DeSoto off the board before Lake Placid plated three in their half. Kaeli Spurlock got it started with a running, slap single and Krett beat out a slow chopper toward second. With one out, Courtney Delaney and Raveen Gobourne raked back-toback RBI singles and the third came in when Lana Sedatols shot to second got through. The second went by scoreless on both sides and Krett kept the Bulldogs at bay in the third. Then two more were added in the bottom of the third with Delaney reaching on an error and with two out, Tamija Douglas walked. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch and when Breauna Corleys smash toward short couldnt be handled, both came in to score for a 5-0 lead. But even in a down year for DeSoto, the Bulldogs did show they still had a little bite in them as they got to Krett in the fourth. Two runs came in and two were on with one out when the call went to the bullpen for Shannon Huber to come on in relief. Huber set down her rst batter on strikes, though walked the second one to load the bases with a 5-2 lead hanging in the balance. But she induced a elders choice grounder to Corley at short to quell the threat and set the stage for the Dragons big inning. Six came across in the bottom of the fourth, all with two out. Spurlock walked to start it, but was forced at second with Krett reaching. But then Krett was forced as well, with Annie Weber-Callahan making it safely to rst. Delaney then singled and Weber-Callahan came in when Gobournes blast to left couldnt be cor ralled. Sedatol worked a walk to load the bases, as did Douglas to bring Delaney in and keep the bags packed. Corley and Ashley Royce then brought home two each on singles and the once three-run lead now stood at 11-2. DeSoto tried to cut back into the decit, putting two runners on in the fth, but Huber got out of it when she snared a comebacker for the nal out. Then, in the bottom of Lady Dragons lay it on DeSoto Dan Hoehne/News-SunHolly Krett pitched into the fourth before letting Shannon Huber nish up in the Dragons 12-2 win over DeSoto Monday night. SEE DRAGONS | A11 PANTHERS DOWNED BY HAWKSFemale Ages 6-8 Kinsley White 24:23 Ages 9-11 Kassidy Caputo 30:17 Thalia Sanchez 31:17 Jenna Caputo 33:44 Ages 12-14 Savannah Oldeld 25:51 Briana Quinn 38:06 Ages 15-19 Kylee Martin 32:38 Giana Gutierrez 33:53 Dominique Juliano 34:41 Ages 20-24 Laura Lovell 25:06 Samantha DiGiacomo 25:55 Katiana Ortiz 27:23 Ages 25-29 Melissa Acosta 25:57 Emily Jones 26:56 Julie Fells 37:22 Ages 30-34 Krista Schult 22:36 Trisha Johnson 30:38 Wendy Turner 30:59 Ages 35-39 Theresa Juliano 26:14 Diorelly Marquez 27:25 Carrie Cornelius 27:38 Ages 40-44 Aleesa White 27:40 Vicki Hicks 31:21 Jody Swaine 34:25 Ages 45-49 Davida Austin 27:28 Helen Buron 41:11 Judy Bassett 46:02 Ages 50-54 Debbie Bailey 24:11 Lisa Foster 26:14 Kimberly Smith 26:34 Ages 55-59 Brenda Rickert 26:54 April Roberts 36:35 Suzie Gentry 41:00 Ages 60-64 Ann Frakes 35:36 Gaylin Thomas 47:07 Colleen Rafatti 52:47 Ages 65-69 Deborah Fuschetti 35:34 Maryann Henry 36:10 Joyce Lumpkin 60:13 Ages 70-74 Lois Hotchkiss 33:05 Julianne Creed 46:49 Men Ages 6-8 Nicholas Lynch 32:44 Aiden Thomas 33:22 Austin Ulm 37:19 Ages 9-11 Keegan White 23:19 Kalab Ramos 23:23 Daniel Lynch 29:32 Ages 12-14 Gavin Cool 20:00 Chase Doty 20:04 Christian Picon 21:00 Ages 15-19 Nicholas Gregor 20:38 Christian Suarez 20:57 Clint Patrick 25:49 Ages 20-24 Jermaine Nixon 22:03 Elvis Villalobos 22:24 Fabian Arreguin 24:17 Ages 25-29 Eduardo Rosales 21:30 Jose Chavez 21:39 Roy Petteway 24:30 Ages 30-34 Jeremy Vincent 29:33 Daniel Hudon 29:38 Hector Matute 33:15 Ages 35-39 Jeremy Freeze 21:04 Jason True 24:41 Antonio Vasquez 25:16 Ages 40-44 Charles Harrison 40:06 John Collier 55:44 Ages 45-49 Chris Capuano 29:06 Brian Jarrett 31:45 John Scherlacher 34:19 Ages 50-54 Ron Smith 25:54 Lamont Simpson 26:20 Ron Scali 26:28 Ages 55-59 James Hawker 24:50 Joe Wright 25:06 Bill Jarrett 26:11Panther 5K draws large field Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The annual SFSC Panther 5K saw nearly 100 participants on a sunny Satur day morning. The SFSC Phi Beta Lambda club was the winner of the Club Cup Championship for having the most participants in the race. The race, a fundraiser to benet the colleges athletic department so a host of sponsors, including the Jarrett Family Foundation, Hodges University, Highlands Regional Medical Center, Wauchula State Bank, Charles and Tami Cullens, Jessica Wackler and Kailey McCain, Kinsloe and Will Barben, Allstar Car Sales, Winn Dixie, Sebring International Raceway, Souther Signs, Swaine and Leidel and the Association of Florida Colleges. Taking the overall male championship for the race was Chandler Gowan, who completed the course through the SFSC campus with a time of 19:10. David Leidel was the Masters champion with a time of 24:31 and Michael Stewart was the Grand Masters champ with a time of 24:34. Overall Female champ was Zoe Wortinger who nished in 22-minutes at, while Jennisfer Blassburns time of 24:08 was good for Masters champion and Nina Roudebush was the Grand Masters champ in 29:16.SEE RESULTS | A11Panther 5K results by age group Dan Hoehne/News-SunSouth Florida catcher Jorge Flores waited to put the tag on Hillsboroughs Tylor Key Monday night and Taylor Layner belted a seventh-inning home run. The Panthers were coming off a hard-fought, three-game series with the State College of Florida to open the Suncoast Conference schedule. The teams each scored 15 runs in the series, though the Manatees came out on top two games to one. But Monday proved a letdown as the Panthers couldnt keep up with the high-ying Hawks in a 14-6 loss. The series with Hillsborough continues this afternoon in Tampa and returns to the South Florida Avon Park campus Friday at 6 p.m. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 SNAPSHOTS SPORTSOBT Baseball GamesSEBRING Orange Blossom Tours has reserved excellent grandstand seats for two upcoming Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training baseball games. The rst is Tuesday, March 11, when the Rays will play the Minnesota Twins in a day game at Port Charlotte. The second is Friday, March 28, when the Rays will play the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. The March 28 trip also includes dinner and Ernie, a play about renowned Detroit radio broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in the beautifully restored Polk Theater. For ticket prices and pickup times and locations, please go to ww.orangeblossomtours. com or call 855-628-0855 or 451-3040.Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5KAVON PARK The 27th Annual Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5K and One mile Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 7:30 a.m. The 5K will benet the boys and girls track programs at Avon Park High School. Early entry fee is $15 thru March 17 and then $25 including race day. Youngsters 13 and under may register for $10 with no shirt at this cost. Registration and sign in on race day will begin at 6:30 a.m. and close at the Baptist Youth Center across from the tennis courts in Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Race tee shirts sizes are only guaranteed to preregistered runners. Entry forms may be obtained by emailing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or by calling him at 385-4736. You may mail your entry information including name, age, tee size and race distance to the coach at 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872Nu-Hope Golf tournamentAVON PARK NUHOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA, will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. The event is a 2-person scramble. Cost is $65/person ($130 per 2-person team.) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a Shot Gun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon follows the event. All funds raised are used to support services for seniors in Highlands and Hardee County. To register or for more information, please contact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@nuhope.org or visit www.nuhopeelder care.orgBlue 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.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 postgolf meal in the clubhouse. Individuals welcome. There will be a 50/50, other contests, a great day of golf, rafe prizes, mulligans and fun for a good cause to support art education in our community. Proceeds benet HAL, which provides art classes, programs and workshops to youth and adult students, as well as art exhibits in the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA). An application and entry form can be obtained online at www. HighlandsArtLeague.org, by emailing Manager@ HighlandsArtLeague. org, by calling Barb Hall at (863) 452-0512 or the Clubhouse at (863) 453-7555. Deadline for entry is Thursday, March 6. $100 hole sponsorships are available.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.Sottile Memorial GolfLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association will be hosting the 8th Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 12, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-per son scramble with cash prizes for winning teams in each ight and individual cash prizes for closest to the line, closest to the pin and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. Cost is $100 per golfer, $400 per team, and there will be an 8 a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, complementary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 holesponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the tour nament directly benet youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of the proceeds will also be used for completion of a new sports weight-training facility. For more information, call Laura Teal at (863) 441-0729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.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 per son, 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.COMING UPHigh School Baseball Friday Avon Park vs. Mulberry, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. McKeel, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Seminole, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC at Hillsborough, 3 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. Hillsborough, 6 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Avon Park vs. Sebring, 7 p.m. Friday Lake Placid at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Sebring at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC vs. Pasco-Hernando, 5 p.m. Saturday SFSC vs. Lincoln Land, 1 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Lake Placid at LaBelle, 4:30 p.m.; Sebring vs. Hardee, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. LaBelle, 4:30 p.m.; Sebring at Hardee, 4:30 p.m. TODAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Duke at Wake Forest 7 p.m. ESPN2 Tennessee at Auburn 8 p.m. WTTA Colorado at Stanford 9 p.m. ESPN2NBA Dallas at Denver 8 p.m. ESPN Atlanta at Portland 10:30 p.m. ESPNWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL ACC Tournament, First Round 1 p.m. SUN ACC Tournament, First Round 3:30 p.m. SUN ACC Tournament, First Round 6:30 p.m. SUN SEC Tournament, First Round 8:30 p.m. SUNTHURSDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Memphis at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPN LSU at Vanderbilt 7 p.m. ESPN2 Iowa at Michigan State 9:30 p.m. ESPN UCLA at Washington 9:30 p.m. ESPN2GOLF PGA WGC Cadillac Championship 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Puerto Rico Open 6:30 p.m. GOLFNBA Miami at San Antonio 8 p.m. TNT L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m. TNTWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL SEC Tournament, Second Round Noon SUN SEC Tournament, Second Round 2:30 p.m. SUNSPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARDNational Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 33 26 .559 Brooklyn 29 29 .500 3 New York 21 40 .344 13 Boston 20 40 .333 13 Philadelphia 15 45 .250 18 Southeast W L Pct GB Miami 43 14 .754 Washington 31 29 .517 13 Charlotte 27 33 .450 17 Atlanta 26 32 .448 17 Orlando 19 43 .306 26 Central W L Pct GB Indiana 46 13 .780 Chicago 33 27 .550 13 Detroit 24 36 .400 22 Cleveland 24 37 .393 23 Milwaukee 12 47 .203 34 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 43 16 .729 Houston 40 19 .678 3 Dallas 36 25 .590 8 Memphis 34 25 .576 9 New Orleans 23 37 .383 20 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 45 15 .750 Portland 41 19 .683 4 Minnesota 30 29 .508 14 Den ver 25 34 .424 19 Utah 21 39 .350 24 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 41 20 .672 Golden State 36 24 .600 4 Phoenix 35 24 .593 5 L.A. Lakers 21 39 .350 19 Sacramento 21 39 .350 19 Mondays Games Memphis 110, Washington 104 Brooklyn 96, Chicago 80 Miami 124, Charlotte 107 Detroit 96, New York 85 Milwaukee 114, Utah 88 Minnesota 132, Denver 128 L.A. Lakers 107, Portland 106 Sacramento 96, New Orleans 89 Tuesdays Games Golden State at Indiana, late San Antonio at Cleveland, late Miami at Houston, late Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, late L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, late New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Houston at Orlando, 7 p.m. Utah at Washington, 7 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Memphis at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 8 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Portland, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 60 38 17 5 81 188 137 Montreal 63 34 22 7 75 160 154 Tampa Bay 61 34 22 5 73 177 156 Toronto 63 32 23 8 72 186 193 Detroit 60 28 20 12 68 159 165 Ottawa 61 27 23 11 65 174 199 Florida 61 23 31 7 53 151 197 Buffalo 61 18 35 8 44 124 183 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 60 40 16 4 84 192 149 Philadelphia 62 32 24 6 70 174 180 N.Y. Rangers 62 33 26 3 69 162 157 Washington 62 29 23 10 68 184 186 Columbus 61 31 25 5 67 180 170 New Jersey 62 26 23 13 65 148 153 Carolina 61 26 26 9 61 151 173 N.Y. Islanders 63 23 32 8 54 173 215 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 60 40 14 6 86 200 139 Chicago 62 36 12 14 86 213 166 Colorado 61 39 17 5 83 188 164 Minnesota 62 34 21 7 75 153 150 Dallas 61 29 22 10 68 173 171 Winnipeg 62 30 26 6 66 174 178 Nashville 61 26 25 10 62 150 185 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 62 43 14 5 91 202 150 San Jose 62 39 17 6 84 188 151 Los Angeles 63 35 22 6 76 152 134 Vancouver 63 28 25 10 66 150 166 Phoenix 61 27 23 11 65 169 180 Calgary 61 23 31 7 53 141 185 Edmonton 62 20 34 8 48 154 204 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Games Columbus 2, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Buffalo 2 Minnesota 3, Calgary 2 Los Angeles 2, Montreal 1 Tuesdays Games Florida at Boston, late Detroit at New Jersey, late Dallas at Columbus, late Colorado at Chicago, late Tampa Bay at St. Louis, late Pittsburgh at Nashville, late N.Y. Islanders at Winnipeg, late Vancouver at Phoenix, late Ottawa at Edmonton, late Carolina at San Jose, late Wednesdays Games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Montreal at Anaheim, 10 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Seattle 5 1 .833 Cleveland 4 1 .800 Minnesota 4 1 .800 Oakland 4 1 .800 Houston 3 1 .750 Chicago 2 1 .667 Detroit 4 2 .667 New York 4 2 .667 Tampa Bay 2 1 .667 Kansas City 3 2 .600 Baltimore 2 2 .500 Los Angeles 2 2 .500 Toronto 3 3 .500 Boston 1 3 .250 Texas 1 3 .250 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Pittsburgh 4 1 .800 Washington 3 1 .750 Miami 3 2 .600 Arizona 4 4 .500 Cincinnati 3 3 .500 Milwaukee 3 3 .500 Los Angeles 2 3 .400 San Francisco 2 3 .400 Chicago 1 3 .250 New York 1 3 .250 St. Louis 1 3 .250 Colorado 1 4 .200 San Diego 1 4 .200 Philadelphia 1 5 .167 Atlanta 0 6 .000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Mondays Games Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2 Minnesota (ss) 12, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 7, Boston 6 Minnesota (ss) 9, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 2 Detroit 8, St. Louis 5 Houston 4, Miami 0 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2 Seattle (ss) 8, Colorado 1 Seattle (ss) 6, Cincinnati 5 Cleveland 6, Texas 5 San Diego 7, San Francisco 2 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 7 Oakland 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 L.A. Angels 3, Arizona 2 Arizona 5, Colorado 0 Tuesdays Games Tampa Bay vs. Boston, late Washington vs. Atlanta, late Pittsburgh vs. Detroit, late Minnesota vs. Miami, late Houston vs. N.Y. Mets, late Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland, late Milwaukee vs. Oakland (ss), late Cincinnati vs. Kansas City, late Oakland (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs, late Seattle vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Arizona vs. San Diego, late Texas vs. L.A. Angels, late San Francisco vs. Colorado, late Toronto vs. Philadelphia, late Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees, late Wednesdays Games Detroit vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Pt Charlotte, 1 p.m. N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets (ss) at Pt St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, AZ., 3 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, AZ., 3:05 p.m. TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball WriterMIAMI An hour after what he called the best regular-season game hes ever played, LeBron James simply explained why this performance was like none other. The basketball, he said, felt small as a golf ball. The basket, to him, looked as wide as the ocean. Best player in the game. Best game of his career. James rewrote his record book Monday night, etched his name a few different times in Miami Heat annals as well, and let the NBA know in crystal-clear terms that his MVP award wont be ceded without a ght this season. He scored 61 points, setting careerand franchisebests, as the Heat topped the Charlotte Bobcats 124107. A surreal feeling for me right now, James said. With good reason. He made 22 of his 33 eldgoal tries, becoming just the third player in the past 25 years to take that many shots and make at least two-thirds of them, with only Alex English and Shaquille ONeal on that list. James set a career-high for eld goals made, plus Heat records for points in a quarter (25) and a half (37). And of all his feats on Monday, the most impressive might have been how he started 8 for 8 from 3-point range. The man above has given me some unbelievable abilities to play the game of basketball, James said before the Heat ew to Houston for a game there Tuesday. I just try to take advantage of it every night. I got the trust of my teammates and my coaching staff to go in there and let it go. Glen Rice scored 56 to set the Heat record on April 15, 1995, against Or lando. James previous career best had been 56 points, on March 20, 2005, for Cleveland against Toronto. This outing was much better, James said. Not because 61 tops 56 but because the night he scored 56, his Cavaliers lost. James had 24 points at halftime, then added 25 in the third quarter. The record-breaker came with 5:46 left, when James spun through and around three defenders for a layup that fell as he tumbled to the court. Every night I go on the oor I want to be the MVP, of this league, MVP of this team, MVP for me, my self and my family, James said. Ive set a high standard and I have to live by that. On this night, he did.James scores 61, sets career-high and Heat-best M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 He later served as principal at Sebring High from 1993-95 before returning to APHS for the nal two years before he retired. His oldest son, Dustin, said that one of his fathers highlights was that he coached the JV baseball team that later won a state title in 1984 under Ronnie Jackson. Anyone you ask who knew him would say he made a memorable impact on their lives, Dustin said. He made a memorable investment in hundreds of young men. It would have meant so much for him to be here tonight, said Dustin, who recalled that his father had been described as a campre we all gathered around for warmth. Seigler, who quarter backed the Devils to back-to-back state football titles in 1987-88 losing only one game in the process despite being only 16 when he graduated became the youngest member of the Hall of Fame with his induction. Seigler won two national titles as a defensive back for the Miami Hur ricanes before playing in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League, but he said that rst state title with the Red Devils was his fondest memory. That was my most fun championship, he said. Seigler spent most of his speech talking about being coached by now fel low Hall of Famers Rewis and Jackson. Those are the two toughest coaches I ever played for, and Im not exaggerating. They prepared me for what was going to come down the road. They really had a hard job. For them to come out every day ... sacrice their time with their families ... their job was to make us better men. Sevigny, who has had an optometry practice in Avon Park since 1974, has become the authority on Red Devil baseball history and one of its most faithful supporters, including being a founding member of the Diamond Club. He even has a replica Babe Ruth uniform he dons for occasional oneman shows about the history of baseball in Avon Park. He said he learned about that history while hunting with APHS coaches Hill and Joe Franza, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012. Of all the small towns in Florida, theres not town that has the tradition Avon Park has in baseball. None, Sevigny told the crowd Saturday. Sisemore had a legendary career at Avon Park, earning letters in all four years in football, baseball and basketball, then returning to his alma mater as a coach. He took over the basketball program in 1979 and went 98-15 in four years, going to the state nal four in 1981 and 1982 before leaving to coach Bradenton Manatee. Sisemore looked back on the coaches he played for like Hill and Franza, as well as the support of the entire community. We always had people who supported our programs. As I look back ... theres so many names and people Ive always cherished and loved, Sisemore said, adding that no matter where he went, he was always proud to say that he played for Avon Park. I will always be an Avon Park Red Devil, he said. The 2012 Hall of Fame Class included Jackson and Rewis in addition to Franza, Guy Garrett, Bill Jarrett, Lucy Derkman and Thomas Gordon. Gordon who hadnt been able to make that induction ceremony or the one in 2013 when Chet Brojek, Fred Jahna, Virgil Martin (Sisemores uncle), Rewis and J.C. Walker were added to the ranks was on hand Saturday night to nally get his red jacket. The Champions Club also handed out two $1,000 college scholar ships Saturday night to Maria Tataris, who plans to go to the University of South Florida, and Charles Council, who will attend Warner Southern. HALL FROM PAGE A8 Scott Dressel/News-SunAbove left: Champions Club President Charles Devlin tells the crowd Saturday how hes had Thomas Gordons red jacket in his closet for three years and is glad to be able to nally give it to the former Red Devil and Major League Baseball standount. Gordon was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012, but hadnt been able to make it to the ceremony. Above right: Don Sisemore (from left), Dr. Ron Sevigny and Dexter Seigler, along with the late Ralph Hill and the late Dwayne Lemler, were inducted into the Champions Club Hall of Fame on Saturday. the fth, Hali Pollard was on rst with one out and moved to second on a Weber-Callahan sacrice. Krett came in to run for Pollard and Delaney then came through with the mercy-rule game-winner as she belted one over the center elders head to end it early. Its a big difference from last year, Krett said afterward. Were really busting our butts to get better and play well. I just hope we can keep it up. They will look to do just that with two dates left this week. The Dragons travel to Frostproof Friday before coming home to host Clewiston Monday, March 10. DRAGONS FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunRaveen Gobourne rockets this pitch to left for an RBI single in the rst inning of Lake Placids Monday win over DeSoto.Ages 60-64 Randy Severn 24:58 Daniel Hamilton 26:59 Larry Lovell 31:38 Ages 65-69 Rod Matthews 29:12 Jim Henry 40:16 Ages 70-74 Jim Rector 26:35 Don Appelquist 34:43 Cliff Ables 35:08 Ages 75-79 Mac Perkins 47:58 Ages 80+ Ken Filippula 45:22 Harvey Jones 1:00.39 RESULTS FROM PAGE A8 M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYPartly sunny with a thunderstorm84 / 64Winds: SSW at 4-8 mphMostly cloudy, a couple of t-storms78 / 61Winds: WSW at 6-12 mphTHURSDAYPleasant with plenty of sun75 / 53Winds: N at 7-14 mphFRIDAYNice with plenty of sun79 / 56Winds: ESE at 4-8 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny and pleasant81 / 59Winds: WSW at 4-8 mphSUNDAY High ............................................ 11:30 a.m. Low ............................................... 5:09 a.m. High ..................................................... none Low ............................................... 5:33 p.m. High .............................................. 4:51 a.m. Low ............................................... 9:58 a.m. High .............................................. 4:10 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:33 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.94 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 73 Low Friday ............................................. 43 High Saturday ........................................ 80 Low Saturday ......................................... 53 High Sunday .......................................... 83 Low Sunday ........................................... 48 High Monday ......................................... 85 Low Monday .......................................... 51 Relative humidity .................................. 46% Expected air temperature ....................... 84 Makes it feel like .................................... 85 Saturday ............................................. 30.13 Sunday ................................................ 30.04 Monday ............................................... 30.02 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.00 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.00 Year to date ......................................... 4.87Sunrise 6:46 a.m. 6:45 a.m. Sunset 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Moonrise 9:41 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Moonset 11:07 p.m. noneAlbuquerque 64/38/s 67/44/pc 67/41/pc Atlanta 56/39/pc 49/33/r 65/43/s Baltimore 36/24/pc 36/28/c 46/30/c Birmingham 60/42/pc 56/35/r 66/43/s Boston 29/19/sf 32/21/pc 40/32/pc Charlotte 54/34/pc 44/31/r 60/36/r Cheyenne 48/35/pc 57/35/c 43/24/r Chicago 26/17/sn 30/21/pc 38/25/c Cleveland 26/19/sn 33/25/c 44/27/pc Columbus 32/23/pc 42/27/c 49/31/s Dallas 52/35/c 57/39/s 74/48/pc Denver 56/33/pc 67/38/pc 49/25/r Detroit 27/14/sn 30/19/pc 36/24/c Harrisburg 36/25/pc 35/24/c 43/29/pc Honolulu 79/68/s 82/69/c 82/69/sh Houston 58/42/c 65/37/pc 72/54/s Indianapolis 30/21/c 36/21/pc 48/27/s Jackson, MS 61/40/c 54/35/c 67/43/s Kansas City 33/16/sn 47/28/pc 47/28/c Lexington 41/28/pc 47/30/c 57/35/s Little Rock 40/35/c 52/24/pc 55/39/pc Los Angeles 70/56/pc 73/54/pc 78/54/s Louisville 37/29/pc 45/28/c 59/34/s Memphis 42/34/c 43/25/c 55/41/s Milwaukee 24/16/sn 27/20/sn 37/22/sf Minneapolis 21/10/c 31/25/sn 31/3/c Nashville 52/33/pc 55/31/c 62/38/s New Orleans 60/50/c 61/45/c 67/49/s New York City 37/23/pc 34/29/c 42/37/pc Norfolk 42/35/pc 45/42/r 51/39/r Oklahoma City 42/28/sh 61/33/s 75/41/pc Philadelphia 37/25/pc 37/34/c 44/34/pc Phoenix 82/60/s 83/62/s 83/56/pc Pittsburgh 32/20/pc 37/25/c 48/31/pc Portland, ME 24/7/sf 27/9/pc 39/25/pc Portland, OR 60/48/r 55/45/r 59/40/c Raleigh 48/31/pc 44/35/r 52/37/r Rochester 24/10/sn 28/22/pc 40/28/pc St. Louis 34/24/c 40/23/pc 50/29/pc San Francisco 65/54/pc 62/48/sh 63/45/pc Seattle 58/45/r 55/42/r 56/43/c Wash., DC 40/27/pc 39/32/c 51/37/c Cape Coral 83/66/t 79/64/t 77/55/s Clearwater 78/65/t 75/63/t 69/57/pc Coral Springs 85/69/t 84/71/t 80/64/s Daytona Beach 73/62/pc 71/59/t 68/53/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 83/70/t 83/72/t 80/66/s Fort Myers 83/67/t 80/65/t 78/57/s Gainesville 65/56/r 67/50/t 68/43/pc Hollywood 84/67/t 84/70/t 80/62/s Homestead AFB 83/67/t 83/69/t 80/63/s Jacksonville 58/54/r 62/48/t 64/44/pc Key West 82/71/t 82/71/t 77/67/s Miami 85/70/t 84/72/t 80/65/s Okeechobee 83/62/t 79/67/t 75/57/s Orlando 82/64/pc 77/61/t 72/53/pc Pembroke Pines 84/67/t 85/70/t 80/62/s St. Augustine 64/59/sh 64/55/t 64/50/pc St. Petersburg 78/65/t 74/63/t 70/57/pc Sarasota 78/64/t 74/63/t 71/54/s Tallahassee 60/50/r 64/43/r 67/40/pc Tampa 78/64/t 72/61/t 70/54/pc W. Palm Bch 83/68/t 83/71/t 79/63/s Winter Haven 82/64/t 77/61/t 73/54/pc Acapulco 91/71/pc 88/72/pc 89/72/pc Athens 56/51/r 60/48/pc 60/51/r Beirut 72/62/s 76/56/pc 74/63/s Berlin 52/34/pc 51/33/pc 52/33/pc Bermuda 73/66/sh 71/64/sh 72/65/sh Calgary 7/-4/sn 13/6/sn 24/13/pc Dublin 48/39/sh 55/46/r 50/33/pc Edmonton 8/-10/c 11/-3/sn 16/2/pc Freeport 79/71/t 80/72/t 77/66/s Geneva 48/30/pc 50/30/s 57/32/s Havana 86/64/pc 85/63/t 79/53/pc Hong Kong 68/63/c 69/65/c 69/63/c Jerusalem 71/56/s 74/53/s 76/58/pc Johannesburg 69/58/t 71/59/t 67/56/t Kiev 44/39/c 43/36/sh 43/31/pc London 52/39/pc 55/43/pc 57/41/sh Montreal 18/0/sf 19/14/pc 28/23/c Moscow 36/25/pc 32/23/c 33/21/pc Nice 56/49/s 63/51/s 64/50/s Ottawa 17/4/c 19/11/pc 33/12/c Quebec 12/-4/pc 19/10/pc 28/18/c Rio de Janeiro 88/77/pc 88/75/t 85/75/t Seoul 43/27/s 41/25/pc 43/28/s Singapore 90/75/pc 90/77/pc 90/77/c Sydney 82/68/pc 77/68/c 81/68/t Toronto 22/9/c 23/20/c 34/18/c Vancouver 50/43/r 49/41/r 51/43/c Vienna 55/42/c 52/40/c 52/39/pc Warsaw 45/36/c 47/35/c 46/33/c Winnipeg 18/11/sn 23/-1/sn 11/-13/s Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today is shaping up to be another cold day across the Northeast and the Midwest with temperatures continuing to run below normal. However, temperatures are not forecast to run quite as low as they did on Tuesday in places such as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Light snow will also be seen across the region stretching from Maine through northern Illinois and down into Kansas. Dry weather is on tap for much of the Southeast with the exception of rain and a few thunderstorms over Florida. National Forecast for March 5 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. Clouds and sunshine today with a shower or thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy and mild tonight with a passing shower. Mainly cloudy tomorrow with a few showers and a thunderstorm. Friday: pleasant with plenty of sun. At many inland locations, the three coldest months of the year are normally Dec. 5 to March 5, so many meteorologists proclaim March 5 the rst day of meteorological spring. A shower or thunderstorm today. Winds south-southwest 4-8 mph. Expect 2-4 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 65%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. FirstFullLastNew Mar 8Mar 16Mar 23Mar 30 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 58/54 65/56 72/59 73/62 82/64 82/64 78/64 78/65 78/65 78/64 83/67 82/66 83/62 83/68 83/70 85/70 60/50 61/55 62/51 84/64 84/64 84/63 84/64 84/64 83/63 82/71 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, March 5, 2014 Family Features Boasting a wealth of nutr tional ben ets and a sweet, delectable taste, blueberries are a top choice among fruit eaters. Whether eaten raw or add ed to batters, smoothies and milk shakes, these tasty little berries add a burst of color and avor to many dishes or snacks. Sweet and tart, blueberries are one of my favorite treats, said Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Try visiting a blueberry farm and picking a bucket yourself! These recipes show you some of the great ways to enjoy Florida blueberries. For more healthy and delicious recipes, visit http://bit. ly/blueberries. BLUEB ERRY BAR B ECUE SAUCEYield: 4 to 6 servings 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup minced Florida onion 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup vinegar 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 cups fresh Florida blueberries Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Heat oil in non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, stirring until almost translucent, about 3 minutes. Add ketchup, vinegar, sugar and mustard. Bring ingredients to a sim mer. Add blueberries. Continue to simmer over low heat, stirring until thickened, about 10 minutes. Pure sauce in blender or food processor until smooth. Pass through strainer if smoother consistency is desired. Season with salt and pepper. Keep refrigerated and serve at room temperature. Kids Can: Help strain sauce after pureed.GRILLED BONELE SS SKINLE SS C HICKEN BREA STSYield: 4 servings 4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Preheat grill to medium high heat. Trim chicken breasts of ex cess fat. Season both sides with salt and pepper and coat lightly with oil. Place on preheated grill. Cook for 3 to 4 min utes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 165F. When done, remove from grill and let rest before serving. Serve with Blueberry Barbecue Sauce. Chefs Tip: Always add sauce last. The sugars in BBQ sauce can burn and become bitter if added to food while still on the grill. Sign-up to receive a FREE copy of the Kids in the Kitchen cookbook at: http://bit.ly/fffkids. BLUE B ERRYLEMON CORN M UFFIN SYield: 6 servings Paper mufn cup liners 3/4 cup all-purpose our 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest Pinch of salt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large egg yolks 1/2 cup fresh Florida blueberries, di vided Preheat oven to 375F and line six mufn cups with liners. In large bowl, sift together our and bak ing powder. Whisk in cornmeal, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon zest and generous pinch of salt. In separate bowl, whisk together melt ed butter, milk and yolks. Add to our mixture with half of blueberries, gently stirring until just combined. Divide batter evenly among cups. Press remaining blueberries into tops of mufns. Sprinkle tops evenly with remaining sug ar. Bake mufns on middle rack for about 15 minutes, or until tops are golden and tester comes out clean. Remove mufns from cups and cool on rack. Mufns keep in airtight container at room temperature for 2 days. Kids Can: Pour batter into pans and press blueberries into tops of mufns.BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIEYield: 2 servings 2 cups fresh Florida blueberries 1 cup low-fat milk 2 cups vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt 8 ice cubes Rinse blueberries under cool water. Place blueberries in blender with half of milk. Make sure lid is tight. Blend on high speed until smooth. Add frozen yogurt, remaining milk and ice cubes; continue to blend un til smooth and creamy. Serve immediately. Pour any leftovers into ice cube tray and freeze for later use. Kids Can: Help blend smoothies with adult supervision. HEALT H BENEFITSBlueberries have one of the highest levels of antioxidants among fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants ght off organisms, like cell damaging free radicals, making them great for your health. Chef Justin Timineri BLUEB ERRY COBBLERYield: 6 servings 1/2 cup butter 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4 cups fresh Florida blueberries, rinsed and dried 1 cup sugar 1 cup self-rising our 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla avoring 1/2 cup of milk To make lling, preheat oven to 375F. Place butter in 8 x 8-inch square glass baking dish and melt in oven or microwave. In mixing bowl, combine lemon juice and blueberries. Add sugar and mix well. Add blueberry mixture to baking dish with melted butter. Do not stir. To make topping, combine all topping ingredients in small bowl. Pour mixture over blueberries and bake 45 minutes, or until brown. Kids Can: Help mix the lling. M C Y K

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Bush judicial appointee 8 Quarterbacks, often 15 Bush judicial appointee 20 Professional tennis since 1968 21 Rank 22 Singer with the album Live at the Polynesian Palace 23 Time for the best deals, maybe, in a going-out-of-busi ness sale 24 1939 Judy Garland lm 26 There was a great one in Genesis 27 One-named designer 28 Lava comes out of it 29 Kind of car or tee 32 Appear suddenly 36 Slaughter in the 1946 World Series 37 1933 Jean Harlow lm 40 Nuts! 41 Gators tail? 43 D-backs, on scoreboards 44 Daily riser 45 How things may be brought 47 Pass 51 Restful places 53 Each 54 1943 Spencer Tracy/Irene Dunne lm 56 Is threatening, in a way 58 Colorist 60 Self-absorbed sort 61 Hit 63 Some kitchenware 66 Call from a curb 67 Sprint competitor, once 68 1939 Vivien Leigh/Clark Ga ble lm 73 ___ king 76 Sprint 77 Word of agreement 78 2000s events in North Ko rea, for short 82 Provider of music on the go? 85 Court grp. 88 Footnote abbr. 89 1942 Spencer Tracy/Hedy Lamarr lm 92 Odists preposition 94 When repeated, a Polyne sian capital 95 Publish 96 Drinkers toasts 97 Brother of George W. and Jeb 99 Award for Miss Hawaii, in ad dition to a tiara 100 Summer hrs. 102 Snow queen in Disneys Frozen 103 1948 Ingrid Bergman lm 105 Elegance 108 eBay user 110 Certain newspaper adver tisement 111 Like Christiane Amanpour, by upbringing 113 Pub containers 115 Perfect, as a home 119 Director of the eight starred lms in this puzzle, who was born on 2/23/1889 123 Torrey Pines Golf Course locale 125 Suffer humiliation, in slang 126 Comeback 127 Brooks Robinsons team 128 Sitcom with a 1974 wed ding 129 Foreign travelers purchase, maybe 130 Source of the line Whats past is prologue, with The DOWN 1 Massage therapeutically 2 ___-blue 3 I should ___ lucky 4 Put into a sepulcher 5 1932 Clark Gable/Jean Har low lm 6 La-la lead-in 7 Perhaps 8 Migratory seabird 9 Vier + vier 10 What Babe wants to be in Babe 11 Finish (up) 12 New Haven reuner 13 Frasier role 14 Major glitch 15 Puts together 16 Things that should be tied up by the curtain? 17 Playfully 18 Complete, informally 19 Transudes 25 Beatles title girl 27 Queen of literature 30 Send off 31 Gave up 33 Birthplace of 22-Across 34 Hunts, with on 35 Lacking variety 37 Gives up, in slang 38 Then again, I could be wrong 39 Adults counterpart 42 Obsessed with 45 Fortunetelling aids 46 1980s-s series based on the ctional rm McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak 48 Doing ___ (dancing springily) 49 Basis in accounting 50 Head to Paris? 52 Overly condent 55 Recipe instruction 57 Wiry-coated terriers 59 Lead-in to Pen, commercially 62 Genuect 64 Night that Friends aired: Abbr. 65 Swashbuckles, say 69 Some London lords 70 Effected, in a bad way 71 ___ ba-a-ack! 72 Ed Wood star 73 When the story begins, per haps 74 1960s U.S. bombing target 75 Flight board info: Abbr. 79 Milans La ___ 80 Go-getter 81 Unemotive 83 Means of access to a cafe teria, maybe 84 In past centuries 86 Joint parts 87 Specialties 90 Give off coherent light 91 Overreacting sort 93 Essen article 98 1925 Percy Marmont lm 101 One way to the top 103 Pub measure 104 1960s western sitcom 105 Chopped ___ 106 ___ Heep (Dickens char acter) 107 Blade brand 109 Red opening? 112 Bit 114 Render ___ Caesar 116 Shelfmate of Vogue 117 Tavern stock 118 Place for a topgallant 120 Lash holder 121 Green monitor, for short? 122 Finish (up) 123 Fate 124 ___ we done? 1234567 89 10 11 1213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 293031 32333435 36 373839 40 4142 43 44 45 4647484950 51 5253 54 55 56 575859 60 61 62 63646566 67 68 6970 71 72 73747576 77 78 798081 82 83 84 85868788 89 9091 929394 95 96 97 9899 100101102 103 104 105106107 108109 110 111 112 113114 115116117118 119 120121122 123124 125 126 127 128 129 130 R EEL-LIFE ANN IVE RSAR Y BY A NAMESAKE OF 119 ACROSSSolution on B7 Dear Abby: My 13-year-old daughter, Lizzie, continues to talk to a 14-year-old boy who is very controlling and abusive to her. I made her stop talking to him, took away her cellphone privileges, and tried to show her how wrong he was for her and that she was going to wind up very hurt. After recently giving her the cellphone back, I learned last night that Lizzie has been talking to him and lying to me about it. He sent her a text that if she didnt an swer his call within seven minutes, he was either going to shoot himself or cut himself. He included a picture of his arm with a knife held against it. She thinks that her compliance is all thats standing in the way of this boy killing himself. Im scared for her safe ty, but she wont listen to me because she loves him. When I called the boys mother about it, she became defensive and accused me of imply ing she was a bad mother. Please tell me how to handle this. Worried Mom in North CarolinaDear Worried Mom: Its time to have a nonconfrontational conver sation with your daughter about the dynamics of emotional blackmail, because thats exactly what shes experiencing. Your daughter needs to realize that the boy appears to have serious emotional problems and as much as she may love him, shes not equipped to help him or to prevent him from hurting himself if he real ly wants to. As long as Lizzie sees herself as a hero who is saving his life by sacricing hers, he wont get the help he needs. So if she REALLY cares about him and I have no doubt she does she will end the relationship because it isnt a healthy one for either of them. Dear Abby: A friend of mine, Cameron, has a problem. Its his sec ond year in college and hes still a virgin. He gave his heart to a girl in the past, and it left him bitter, emotionally unavailable and, unfortunately, unlaid. He is outspoken, but deep down he lacks condence. How can my friends and I help him, and how can he help himself? His BFF in CaliforniaDear BFF: You are wellmeaning, but the per son asking this question should be your friend Cameron. While the fact that he may be unlaid and unavailable bothers you and your friends, its possible that it doesnt bother HIM. If and when Cameron does tell you he is troubled by it, advise him to visit the student health center and discuss it with a counselor because there may be complicated reasons for it. He doesnt need help losing his virginity. But he may need help addressing his trust issues or he may always remain emotionally unavailable. Dear Abby: How do you feel about young adults using the F-word in public? My sweetie, a mom of two, insists the word is becoming accepted. I am of the old school, and I maintain that the word is tasteless and shouldnt be used in public. What do you think? Keeping It Clean in MassachusettsDear Keeping It Clean: I think that, regardless of age, the F-word should not be used in public and if its used in private, it should be reserved only for special occasions.Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Mom afraid for girl who loves troubled boy DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips While shopping last week, I came across a shopper that asked me about buying one brand verses another brand item. This is a great question and goes hand in hand with our series this month on Savings without Clip ping. Have you discovered the Thrifty King or Queen inside of you? We all have one waiting to break out.Brand snobsIf you are brand specic then you may not save as much, but if you relax your brands a bit and come outside your box to try other brands then you will save even more. Try your favorite store brands for a change and see if you like them. Eighty percent of all store brand items are ac tually made by the same manufacturer as the big names. The only differ ence is they stick on a store brand label.I mpulse controlI am a sucker when it comes to holiday bar gains. I love to decorate my house in whatever the cur rent holiday is. My husband tells me I have too many bins of holiday dcor, but impulse control is not easy when shopping. Usually it isnt until you get up to check out that buy ers remorse kicks in. Avoid the pitfalls of impulse buy ing. It translates over to the grocery store and your super center stores as well. It is hard not to walk into Tar get or Walmart for just groceries, when you know the kids need socks, or things like that. Make a list and stick to it. Your checkbook will thank you.Buying in bulk onlineDid you know that Amazon has a huge grocery ser vice? They carry one of the largest selections of natural and organic foods for your family. Not only foods, but paper products and more. More often than not, I have found my toilet paper, de tergents, cereal, coffee etc ... cheaper on Amazon without a coupon, than in store. You could also go in with another friend or family member to buy this way and split the cost and products. Check out www. divinesavings.com/cate gory/amazon-deals/ for more info on Amazon and how to get free shipping, diapers and more.Text and email savingsTechnology can play a big part in helping you to save at the store. Sign up for any text deals, email savings, text/email alerts that your favorite stores offer. This will aid you in sav ing even more. Target and JCPenny are great about texting you offers to use in store. Even fast food and restaurants have texting programs that will save you money.Shopping warehouse storesPlaces like BJs and Sams Club can save you money if you are getting certain items. If you are shopping for a small family or buy ing meat in large quantities, you are not really saving. One of my favorite benets of BJs is that they allow you to use manufacturer coupons on items as well as stack any BJs coupons you may have. For ex ample, If you are buying a two-pack of contact solution, then you can use two manufacturer coupons on the pack. At Sams Club, if you go through each aisle you will nd items that are marked super cheap. Like a big bottle of mustard for $1.20, which is less than the smaller bottles at your regular grocery store. It varies weekly on the items marked this way, but it is worth the walk through of the store. My kids and I think of it as a treasure hunt. You can also ask your cashier when you check out at Sams if they know of any mark down deals. Last time reader Pam asked her cashier, she discovered that the giant bag of pistachios were on mark down to $1 for the bag. Normally this bag was $12. What ways are you able to cut back and save? I would love to hear your tips and tricks to helping you bring out the thrifti er side in you. Send me an email to Tanya@DivineSavings.com. Next week learn how planning your meals can save you 30 percent at the grocery store.Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach others how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Senseney speaks at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage au diences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Senseney for more information at Tanya@Divine Savings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information.Top 5 ways to save without clipping SAVINGS DIVATanya Senseney M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 When I think of the Heartland in March, I think Races, awesome weather and, of, course strawberries. Strawberries are probably my favorite fruit to work with because they seem to lend their favor to just about whatever you want to pair them with. I eat them every morning at work with some yogurt and granola with a few pieces of pineapple. This week, I have a rec ipe for you that involves strawberries and chicken. It has a really easy rub recipe for the chicken and strawberry bar becue sauce to give it the right touch. I think this is also something you could make ahead of time and take to the Races with you. If you have leftovers, this recipe would make for a great pulled chick en salad over eld greens or maybe even a chicken salad sandwich with some added mayo and pecans. If I were serving this as a dinner entre, I would probably serve it with a side of toasted corn and black bean salsa with some jalapeno cornbread. For the starch, I would use some blue corn grits. I can see this entre right now with all the colors and bright avors and am sure this would a great dish to serve my friends. Having said that, I think I just thought of what I will make for dinner this weekend and invite some friends over for some strawberry barbecue chicken and a good glass of red wine. For the wine pairing, you are going to need something that can stand up to the sweetness of the sauce and the spice from the rub, so I would rec ommend a good red zinfandel from Napa Valley. Red zinfandels have lots of tannins and usually are big bold wines with lots of body to them and go well with dishes that have a little spice and sweetness. Hope you try this dish and nd it to be pleasing. Cheers, Chef.STRAWBERRY B ARBECUE CHICKEN 1 each Chicken, Whole Fryer, Raw 1-5/8 tbs. BBQ Rub 8 oz. Strawberry Barbecue Sauce1. Rinse chickens and pat dry. Sprinkle 2 tbs. of the BBQ rub inside each chicken cavity. Sprinkle each chicken with 2 tbs. of rub outside the chicken, covering the entire bird. 2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Bake chicken for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat of the oven to 275F and continue to roast for anoth er 45-60 minutes or until the juices run clear and an internal temperature of 165 F has been reached. Baste each chicken with one cup of the sauce, to cover the chicken. Place back in the oven for 10 minutes more to caramelize the sauce on the skin. 3. Remove chicken to warm area and cover; let rest for 1520 minutes before carving. Portion size is 1/4 cut of a chicken. Chicken can be carved to order as is and served with more sauce on the side, or carved and immediately marked on the char broiler and glazed with more sauce for a BBQ pre sentation.BB Q R UB 2-7/8 tbs. Seasoning, Salt Free 17 3/8 cup Sugar, Brown, Light 1-1/8 tbs. Spice, Paprika, Smoked 2-1/8 tsp. Salt, Kosher1. Combine all ingredients. 2. Use 2 tbs. inside the cavity of each chicken and then 2 tbs. outside to season before roast ing. (For ribs, 4 tbs. per rack or as needed).STRAWBERRY BB Q SAUCE 1-1/3 oz. Strawberries, Fresh, Capped, Whole 1/3 cup Preserves, Straw berry, Canned 1-2/3 oz. Ketchup, Canned 1 tsp. Molasses, Dark 1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce 1/4 tsp. Peppers, Chili, Ja lapeno, Fresh, Minced 1/2 tsp. Juice, Lime 3/4 tsp. Ginger Root, Fresh, Minced 3/4 tsp. Shallots, Peeled, Fresh, Chopped 1-1/3 tbs. Water, Cool 1/8 tsp. Sauce, Hot Ta basco 1. Make sure to remove all of the seeds and membranes from the jalapeno before minc ing. Place all ingredients into a non-reactive stock pot and place over medium heat. Stir frequently, to keep sugar from burning. Cook until the straw berries and vegetables are soft. Place into a blender and puree until smooth.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/.Spring brings to mind Races, good weather and strawberries CHEFS CORNERTim Spain M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com If you are among the thousands of folks who love our Saving Dinner freezer menus, I hope youre using your prep as a teaching opportunity. The way our freezer menus work (in case youre not familiar) is that you do all of your prep at once so that you can cook your meals fresh from the freez er on those nights when youre frazzled and tempted to order takeout. Not only are these freezer menus a real life saver and an essential tool in the kitchen, in my opinion, but they are also an ideal way to get the kids involved in dinner prep. Depending on the age of the child, this could give you a bit of help and we all know that when kids have a hand in the meal, they are much more likely to eat it. The following are the ways you can involve your children in freezer meal prep: Have the kids help with the grocery list. Meal planning and grocery shopping are essential skills! Our freezer meals come with shopping lists, so go over them with your child before you head out to the mar ket. Have them help you determine which items you already have on hand. When youre at the store, show them why youre choosing those darker avocados over the light green ones. Ex plain best before dates and why you buy certain items in bulk. Talk about budgeting and why you buy certain items frozen rather than fresh. Grocery shopping is a giant teaching opportunity. Make your child the sous chef. When you get home and are ready to do the meal assembly prep, while you handle the protein, let the kids set up the produce required for the reci pes. Depending on age, this might be simple stuff like passing you two onions or selecting the right spices from the cupboard. If your children are of chopping age, let them do some of that prep while you su pervise. If they arent old enough to master knife skills, they can stir spice mixes and help place the assembled meal into the plastic bag, sealing it for the freezer. Have them do the label ing. Hand your child the marker and ask them to label and date the bag for you. When its time to take that meal out of the freezer and cook it, get junior back in the kitch en! Go over the cooking ingredients together and see what you need to get from the store and what you have on hand. Not only does this teach cooking skills, but it also helps with literacy and math skills. Then, show the kids how you safely thaw the meal (in a bowl of cold water), and let them help you prepare the side dish youll be serving along side the meal. Kids are great at making salads. If you have multiple children, put someone in charge of setting the table, someone in charge of clearing it, and make sure to enlist help with the dishes preferably some one who didnt help with the cooking. I am so passionate about getting the family around the table together, and having everyone pitch in at dinner table is a fabulous way to let everyone have a stake in the meal youll be enjoying.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. Find out more at www.savingdinner.com.How to get the kids involved in freezer meal preparation DINNER DIVALeanne Ely M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Fortythree members and four guests attended the Feb. 8 meeting of the Lake Placid Garden Club, held at the Lake Placid Womans Club with Alice Stahr presiding. Following the catered lunch of lasagna with trimmings and createyour-own ice cream sun dae, rst vice president Marsha Browning introduced guest speaker Dustin Angell, education coordinator at Archbold Biological Station. Angell thanked the club for the Nature Camp sponsor ships and gave a very informative and interesting history about Archbold Station and a summary of summer camping. He also informed the members and guests that Archbold Station and Reserve is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is free. Shirley Puzey, mem bership chairman, introduced new member Gail Smith. Sharon Diaz, Plant Study and Tour chairman, reported on the Jan.10 trip to Fort Myers of the Echo Global Working Farm. The guided, walking tour was great and very interesting and informative. She also informed the members to start pressing owers and greenery for the card making project and plant study at member Sand Ot ways home. Also April 3 will be a herb garden plant study at member Marsha Prices home. Patsy Stamm reminded members that the garden club will be hosting the Spring District 1X meet ing April 22 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Volunteers are needed. She also explained the Lake Clay Project and it is working. During Fuss and Brag, members Barbara Scott showed her blooming gloriosa vine; Sue Rood showed a new plant by Phil Elting, a bromeliad called Liydia; Joan Her rold brought two blooming orchids; and Betty Jane brought her camellias and a new variety High Fragrance, Camel lia Lutchuensis. The Lake Placid Garden Club meets every second Wednesday of the month from September through May. Guest speaker for the March 12 meeting will be Master Gardener Walt Darnell. The topic will be palm trees. Anyone interested in visiting or joining, call Shirley Puzey at 465-3008.LP Garden Club learns about Archbold Station Courtesy photoDustin Angell, education coordinator at Archbold Biological Station, was the guest speaker at the recent Lake Placid Garden Club meeting. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Emir Hernandez was the guest speaker at the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Clubs lun cheon on Feb. 27. Her nandez is the Victim Ser vices Program specialist with the Division of Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs in the Ofce of Attorney General in Miami. Hernandez began working with crime victims in 2007 as an administrative secretary for the Bureau of Criminal Appeals, then he was promoted to a victim specialist in 2013. Since his promotion, he has extensively focused on identity theft and consumer fraud issues. As a representative of the agency, he has conducted presentations throughout Florida in places such as the cham ber of commerce, Rotary clubs, local businesses, medical facilities and senior care centers. During his career, he re ceived his designation as a Victim Services Practitioner and has managed to assist a variety of victims with their victimizations. Hernandez holds a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Public Administration and is cur rently seeking a masters degree in social work. There were 69,795 identity theft complaints reported in Florida alone and a lot of victims do not make reports. Once you have fallen victim to identity theft it will take an average of 200 hours to clear your name. There were 133,973 fraud complaints in Flor ida last year. In 2011, 51 percent or 33,595 people were victims of tax fraud. The most common breach for fraud is through stolen laptop or stolen devices; 52 percent of all fraud is committed this way. The number one place in Florida for fraud is in Miami. His suggestions for pre venting fraud were to not carry around your Social Security card. Use strong passwords, where no one can guess them. Do not share your passwords with anyone. Lock your computer when you are away from it. To con tact Hernandez, call (305) 377-5850 or email Emir. Hernandez@myoridalegal.comLake Placid Rotarians learn about victim services HERNANDEZ Courtesy photoThe Historical Society of Avon Park held their annual banquet at the Jacaranda Hotel Feb. 22. Fifty members and guests attended the banquet. Opening the event and welcome was given by HSAP President Kathy Johnson, who presented the volunteer of the year award to Jean Jordan (pictured). Jim Deal, museum volunteer recapped the years events with a slide show. Guest speaker was Avon Park City Manager Julian Deleon who spoke on the current state of the city government.AP HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLDS BANQUET Sebring Elks 1529SEBRING Sebring Elks 1529 held a school essay contest with the theme What Veterans Day Means To Me. More than 100 essays were received. Winners names from the Sebring Lodge were sent to SWC District in January 2014. The district submit their winners to the state and the state will submit to national no later than March 31. The purpose of this contest was to provide these children the opportunity to express their pride in America. Winners were judged in two divisions: fth and sixth grades, and seventh and eighth grades. The essays were judged on originality, de velopment of theme and mechanics and neatness. Winners from the Sebring lodge were: Division One fth grade Cracker Elementary students Tyler Simmons, Madison Yaezel, and Dylan Austin. Division Two sev enth grade Hill Gustat Middle School students Kaycee Ryan, Christopher Wolf, and Carson Angell. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 awarded each of the six winners a $30 Walmart gift certicate. The presenta tions were made by the school principals.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID TOPS 632 leader Judy OBoyles discussion before the recent meeting was about a typical days menu. It seemed like a lot of food, but it was nutritious and recommended by the TOPS organization. Members contributed all sorts of ideas that they use for snacks and meals and that they have lost weight on. Ethel Emanuel led a song and then gave an in teresting program on Ten Ways To Kill Our Craving. Ideas were to pinch your nose or ear lobes, add more light to the dining area, add vinegar to the diet, light a vanilla candle, etc. These all help in set ting the mood to eat and to be more aware of what is eaten. She also passed out 100 diet tips from Dr. OZ. Roll call was taken by Karen Goodwin and the club had another net loss. Carolyn Mead was the best loser. The No No for this week will be pota to chips and the Yess are cauliower and any green leafy vegetables, such as kale or spinach. TOPS 632 received a perfect score on its resume and this years the queen is Ethel Emanuel. She will represent the club at the SRD in March. TOPS FL 632 meets every Monday at the Womens Club House in Lake Placid. Weigh in is between 3 and 3:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 4. For more information call 260-0831.Garden Club hosting plant saleAVON PARK The Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park will host a cutting give-away and plant sale at Donaldson Park in downtown Avon Park on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. For details about the sale, contact Nina Seibold at 453-8528.Square dance ThursdayLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders will be hosting a square and round dance with a Hawaiian theme on Thursday. Ione and Wally Wade will cue early rounds starting at 7 p.m. and caller Robert Arias will start the square dance at 7:30 p.m. The dance will be held at Sunshine RV Resort lo cated south of Lake Placid on State Road 70, 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27. Visitors are always welcome and square dance attire is not required. For more info contact Jim at 863-243-1226.SNAPSHOTS C LUBS N EWS M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com BY NEIL SIMPSONSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING Bob Thulin rounded up a group of volunteers to sell 50/50 tickets, man the grill, dole out hotdogs and keep the music playing at the second annual Tanglewood Classic Car Show on Sunday. Phil Candella (Phils Har monics), a Tanglewood resident for just six weeks, was recruited to provide the music with the top 100 car songs on his play list. Thulin has been a car guy all his life. He was showing off his bright red Chevy with its 1974, 350 engine and Camaro drive. Wife, Barb, was happy to pose in their 2006 Califor nia Roadster, one of three souped up golf carts on display. Many other Tanglewood residents were showing off their prized possessions. Mella and Lew Wells dis played their Chevy golf cart while Susan and Wally Johnson brought along their convertible cart. Sylvia Salmon, in her poodle skirt and horn rimmed glasses, sat with hubby Gene by their 1958 pink Cadillac, which they had hauled south when they sold their home up north. It may not t very well in their big garage but they sure look good in it. The largest classic on display was Paul Hewitts 1977 GMC Elegance mo torhome, one of just 12,000 built between 1973 and 1978. Amazingly, 8,000 of these unique buses are still on the road. It has a To ronado 455 engine and is the only front wheel drive motorhome ever built. It drives like a Caddy but can only be towed backward. The airbags allow it to stay level when cornering and when parked on a camp site. Elaine Schmidt admits that she doesnt know a lot about her 2003 Thunder bird (cars are Nicks domain) but she does know that it is only one of 688 of the James Bond models built. Ron and Judy Tietze, for mer Tanglewooders, now winter in Lake Wales so that Ron can have a garage large enough to allow him to work on cars. They drove down in their Whiskey Runner, a green Ford Coupe which was also a favorite as a race car. The classic car buffs who gathered Sunday may all think their cars are safe now that they have been fully restored and main tained in pristine condition, but Ralph Nader may not have been happy to see the Corvairs at the show. Brian and Sue Seyller bought their 1966 Corvair off the Internet at a reasonable price after having attended a Corvair Car Show in Peoria, Ill. a few years ago. Lee and Jan Hunt of Indian Lake Estates are proud of their candy red Corvair, which has never been out of Florida. Don Smith of Sebring demonstrated his agility by climbing into his doorless T Bucket 1923 Model T. Don and Pat Klynstra, from the Harder Hall area, each brought a vehicle. Dons Ford Roadster, featured in the movie, American Grafti, was built from a kit. It ts in the back of their Toy Hauler fth wheel. Pat is mighty proud of her 1946 Mercury, which they have owned for 30 years. They packed all their luggage and put 9,000 miles on it last year alone. With its Corvette 350 Crate engine it purrs right along with Buffy the dog enjoying all of the trips. What is a crate engine? One that comes directly from the factory in a crate. Rose Siroky of Avon Park owns one of only 9,000 1956 Chevy Belair Beau villes built. This nine-seater station wagon took Rose and her husband two years to restore and is worth every minute spent working on it. They do haul some kids around in it from time to time, but Rose isnt al lowed to take it grocery shopping. The weather was perfect, the owners were proud to share stories about the 60 cars and carts on display, and the people of Tangle wood got a chance to relive the past.CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Safe at any speed: Tanglewood hosts annual classic car show Courtesy photoRon and Judy Tietzes 1939 Ford Coupe was a popular stop at Tanglewoods Car Show this past weekend. Courtesy photoGene and Sylvia Salmon sit close to their 1958 Cadillac. Courtesy photoBob Thulin shows off his Chevy. Courtesy photoKnee Deep In the Water ... Somewhere is the theme for Sundays China Painters Tea at the Lake Placid Caladium Cooperative, 132 Interlake Blvd. The free china demonstrations will go on from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy door prizes, delicious refreshments and try-your-hand china painting. For information, call Linda Carr at 465-0616.FREE CHINA PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS Courtesy photoFocusing on quilt history, the Highlands County Quilt Guild will hold A Vintage Quilt Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the Highlands Ridge Founders Hall in Avon Park. Members will display quilts handed down through family generations and treasures found in thrift shops and yard sales representing 1950 and earlier years. A collection of antique sewing tools will also be displayed. The annual opportunity quilt will be given away with proceeds going to help fund the guilds community service projects, donating to area groups in need. Tickets for a chance to win will be available. In addition, a variety of quilts made by members will be available for purchase. For more information, call Deb Martens at 257-3139.VINTAGE QUILT SHOW PLANNED MARCH 18 Courtesy photoThe Avon Park Inner Wheel Club had its annual scholarship concert luncheon at the Island View Restaurant in Sebring on Feb. 21. The event featured music from Nat King Cole, sung by Inner Wheel member Billie Jo Morrison. The purpose of the event was to raise money for three nursing scholarships given to students attending South Florida State College. From left are Gill Broadaway, Inner Wheel USA Foundation chairman; Cydny Stanley, committee member; Patti Crawford, Inner Wheel Foundation chairman; Morrison; and Betty Tucker, Inner Wheel USA vice president.INNER WHEEL RAISES MONEY FOR SCHOLARSHIP M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 LOS ANGELES (AP) Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards. For the rst time, a lm directed by a black lmmaker Steve Mc Queen of Years a Slave won best picture and a Latino Alfonso Cuaron of Gravity took home best director in a ceremony presided over by a lesbi an host and overseen by the academys rst black president. McQueens grimly his torical drama Years a Slave took best picture, leading the usually sedate lmmaker to jump up and down in celebration after his acceptance speech. The British director dedicated his award to all of the people who endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today. Cuarons lost-in-space thriller Gravity led the Oscars with sev en awards, including cinematography, editing, score, visual effects, sound mixing and sound editing. Some in his native Mexico have been critical that since the attention came for a Hollywood release and not a Mexican-themed lm, his win didnt have the same kind of impor tance. Im Mexican so I hope some Mexicans were rooting for me, he told reporters backstage. The entire Oscar cer emony had the feel of a make-over for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences an institution that has sometimes seemed stuck in the past. After a Los Angeles Times report revealed the academy was overwhelming older white men, new president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has pushed for a more varied member ship. The movie industry that the Oscars reect has also been reluctant to tell a wider range of stories. Dallas Buyers Club, the best picture-nomi nated drama about AIDS in 1980s Texas, took two decades to get made after countless executives balked at nancing such a tale. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won best actor and best supporting actor for their roles in the lm as a heterosexual rodeo rat (McConaughey) and a transgender drug addict (Leto) united by HIV. Thirty-six million people who have lost the battle to AIDS and to those of you out there who have ever felt in justice because of who you are or who you love, tonight I stand here in front of the world with you and for you, said Leto is his acceptance speech. Cate Blanchett, bestactress winner for her bitter, ruined socialite in Woody Allens Blue Jas mine, used her acceptance speech to trumpet the need to make lms with female leads lms like her own and like Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock. PLACID LAKES PARTY L INEBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID Car ol Kelly, RN will be at the Placid Lakes Town Hall on March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will conduct free blood pressure screenings. She will also offer information per taining to disease education, and armchair exer cises for the elderly and handicapped. This health program will be held every month on the fourth Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. free of charge. Call 465-4888 for further information. The Litter Patrol will be out and about on March 8. We will supply the grab bers, gloves, bags and safety vests and will meet at 8 a.m. at the town hall. This is all volunteer, and we welcome any and all of you to help keep Placid Lakes clean and green. March 13 is the date of the rst ever Pio neer meeting at the Placid Lakes Country Club. Please call Bonnie at 4654888 to register; you are in charge of getting the wheels turning on this group. The meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. If you have any memorabil ia from your early days, be sure to bring it along. The Placid Lakes Social Cir cle will meet the same day at 4 p.m., and you Dalton Gang people make sure to let us know youre coming. The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will be celebrating St. Paddys Day on March 15 with Wear ing of the Green at the Elks Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. We have several Leprechauns right here in Placid Lakes who will be invading that night. Spotted a Painted Bun ting this past week; the colors are unbelievable. Robins are still here. There are some weird stories about their winter nesting habits that are hard to believe. They say dont be lieve everything you hear; good advice.T RO PICAL HARBOR E STATESBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID The Red Hats Chapter 49088 were served an attractive lunch by the Ladies of the Moose on Feb. 20. Larry Musgrave provid ed the music for the dance Feb. 22. The decorating committee had hung large musical notes from the ceiling in the clubhouse. When people crowd the oor you know that the dance music is good and it was. The people really en joy Larry and his singing. At 5 p.m. Sunday, Walk ing Tacos were served in the clubhouse. This fun meal was served as a fundraiser for the Relay for Life by Joan Rau and her volunteers. There were around 130 people that enjoyed this meal. Monday morning coffee was made and served by Ceanne and Ed Hustad. Peggy Sue Teague was the emcee. Visitor Janita Olson was a resident and is back with her son for two weeks to enjoy the park and seeing old friends. The birthdays announced by Peggy Sue were Burt Pritchett and Huertha Thomson. Ruth Ann Walls played Happy Birthday on the piano while we sang. Carol Noel, our sun shine person, told that Stan Price, Fran Turley and Kay Holmes are in the hospital for procedures. Please sign the papers for the greeting cards. Luetta Kiger had another greatgrandson born Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. His name is Alexander William Irby and he lives in Michigan. Luetta Kiger had com pany for three days last week from Ocala and Interlocken, Mich. Marianne Carlson and Luetta have been friends for years. Bob and I were visited this last Sunday by our son, Keith, and friend, Victoria Burk, from Lakeland. This week, Sharon and Jim Boor have their son, Andy, and wife, Erika, with daughter, Kylee, visiting them from Lexington, Ohio. Betty Schultz was honored recently with a twoweek visit from her son, Robert, and his wife, Debbie, from Sylva, N.C. While they were here, Robert had a booth in the Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Country Fair, displaying his one-of-a-kind cabinets and tables crafted by him from six differ ent woods he obtained by tearing down old barns and houses. Betty is proud of her son being the owner of Woodgrain Studios in the Smokey Mountains of North Caorlina. Computer class is held at 3:30 p.m. every Thursday. All are welcome regardless of whether a novice or a more sophisticated user. So take your laptop, if you have one, and come down to the clubhouse. The soup and sandwich meal for March will be at 5 p.m. March 9. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. There will be broccoli soup and chicken noodle and BLT sandwiches. Monday, March 17 is St. Patricks Day and Louis Wackershauser and all his helpers will be cooking up a corned beef diner with all the trimmings for $8 to be served at 5 p.m. The proceeds will go to the Tropical Harbor Home owners Association. It has been a while since the ladies of this park have been to the Jacaranda Hotel with its southern-style buffet in Avon Park. However, Doris True and Paula Bannister are making the arrangements for us to go there March 18 for lunch for $12.50. We southern ladies should enjoy it. Every Monday at 3:30 p.m. we have choral practice. On Saturday, March 29 we will hold our choral concert, the Spring Follies. The tickets will be $3. Come and enjoy. The Tuesday Ladies cof fee was made by Marilyn Cromer and she also led the meeting. Shirley Clark attended her rst ladies coffee though shes been a resident for years. We were happy to have her. Carol Noel, the Sunshine Lady, told us that Pat Maynard is in the hospital. The Red Hats are going to Jack sons for their lunch out on March 13. Eunice Brown is celebrating her 80th birthday on March 23. Lets bless her with a Birthday Card Shower. All activities will come to a halt this month for baskets, birdhouses, rafes, collections for coins, and other fundraisers for the Relay for Life. March 8 at 7 p.m. there will be coffee, punch and desserts served in the clubhouse, free of charge, as the committees way of thanking everyone for their participation. The rafes will be held at 7:30 p.m. after which we we can walk around the luminaries cir cle in contemplation. Live your life and forget your age.S coreboardHere are this weeks bridge scores for Woodhaven Estates: Party Bridge: First: Betty Frizzell Second: Ray Krahn Third: Jeanne Sisson Duplicate Bridge: First: Roz and Ray Krahn Second: Laurie LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson Third: Betty Frizzell and Ken MeyerCLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ROBERTSPASSERSALITO OPENERAECHELONDONHO LASTDAYTHEWIZARDOFOZ FLOODERTEFISSURE MUSCLEPOPOUTENOS BOMBSHELLDARNADE ARITIDETOHEELENACT INNSPERAGUYNAMEDJOE LOOMSDYERSOLIPSIST STRUCKPOTSTAXIGTE GONEWITHTHEWIND ALATEARSURENTESTS CARSTEREOUSTAOPCIT TORTILLAFLATEREPAGO ISSUESKOALSNEILLEI DSTELSAJOANOFARC LUXEBIDDERINSERT IRANIANMUGSDREAM VICTORFLEMINGLAJOLLA EATITRIPOSTEORIOLES RHODAADAPTORTEMPEST CROSSWORD SOLUTIOND iversity wins big at O scarsENTERTAINMENT M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com Bianca AsisAndrew E. and Dr. Maria B. Asis of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Bianca Emmanuelle, at 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Bianca weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length.Treasure BarnesTrace Barnes and Jashanie Negron, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Treasure Marie Barnes, at 8 p.m. on Dec. 25, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Treasure weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Grandmother is Sherry Gray.Logan BartschStephen Young of Ponca City, Okla. and Katie Bartsch of Sebring an nounce the birth of a son, Logan Kirt Alan Bartsch, at 4:52 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Logan weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Tina Bartsch, great-grand mother is Judy Prescott, and great-great-grandmother is Joanne Clark, all of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Jack and Stephanie Young of Avon Park.Teagan BassJasyon Bass and Alicia Jetton, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Teagan Alexandria Bass, at 2:57 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Teagan weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Denise Moore of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Glenn Bass and Linda Deen, both of Avon Park.Jackson BertkaKevin Bertka and Brittany Brown, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Jackson James Bertka on Jan. 13, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Jackson weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Terry Brown and Jenny Casey, both of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are James Bertka, Beverly Bertka and Barb Shovlin, all of Lake Placid.Kayden BorkowskiRicky Borkowski Jr. and Destiney Mullin, both of Okeechobee, announce the birth of a son, Kayden Richard Borkowski, at 2:15 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Kayden weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are James Mullin of Carabelle, and Christina and Eric Miller of Chester, S.C. Paternal grandparents are Ricky Borkowski Sr. of Buffalo, N.Y. and Sharon Dari of Okeechobee.Sophia BosqueCarlos Andres Bosque and Amanda Nicole Francis, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia Ann Bosque, at 4:22 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Sophia weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Eric Prands and Tammy Ayles, both of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Carlos Bosque and Carmen Esquilin, both of Puerto Rico.Wyatt BowenCharlie and and Laura Bowen announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Wesley, at 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Wyatt weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Earl and Leon Luterbach. Paternal grandparents are Glenn Bowen and Linda Laux.Erin CamelEric and Erica Alvarez Camel of Wauchula announce the birth of a son, Erin Isaiah, at 9:44 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Erin weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Maternal grandmoth er is Maria DeArmas of Wauchula. Paternal grandmother is Jacklyn Camel, also of Wauchula.Nora CocanougherJake and Joy Cocanougher of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Nora Jean, at 7:50 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Nora weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inch es in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Dennis and Kathy Berard of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Jake and Deb Cocanougher, also of Sebring.Ayla CollarMatthew and Allyson Collar of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Ayla Breeze, at 9:52 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Ayla weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Charles and Karen Staneld of Scottsdale, Ariz. Paternal grandfather is Joe Collar of Noblesville, Ind.Levi DeboardBryan Keith Deboard and Angela Renee Singley, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Levi Carter Deboard, at 6:28 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Levi weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inch es in length. Maternal grandparents are Anthony and Ladonna Singley of Avon Park. Paternal grandparent is Jackie Cavill of Sebring.Abigail EvansWilliam Jr. and Tina Evans of Frostproof announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Anne Evans, at 8:44 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Abigail weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Johnny and Roseanne Hester. Paternal grandpar ents are William Sr. and Alice Evans.Daniel GarciaSamuel Garcia and Lea Lastrina of Sebring an nounce the birth of a son, Daniel Garcia, on Feb. 23, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Daniel weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches in length.Mason GranthamMichael Grantham and Arielle Collier, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Mason Cole Grantham, at 10:05 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2014. Mason weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Dwayne and Pamela Collier of Sebring. Paternal grandfather is Benny Grantham of Avon Park.Julian GuerreroJose Guerrero of Avon Park and Katrina Flores of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Julian Ignacio Guerrero, at 8:03 a.m. on Jan. 31, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Julian weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches in length.Jordyn JobsonIan and Ashley Jobson of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Jordyn Aaliyah, at 5:26 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Jordyn weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are John Miners of Sebring and Lois Miners of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Jean Reid of Brooklyn, N.Y.Ryland KindrickMegan Kindrick of Avon Park announces the birth of a son, Ryland Blake, at 8:39 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Ryland weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Robbie Kindrick, and Debbie and Robert Wiggins, all of Avon Park.Izaac KrenlichBen Alan Shoemaker and Leah Marie Krenlich, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Izaac Lee Krenlich, at 12:35 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Izaac weighed 10 pounds, 6 ounces and was 22 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tina Wampler, Calvin Wampler and William Krenlich. Paternal grandfa ther is Robert Shoemaker.Emersyn LashleyLoye Lashley and Melissa Aul, both of Sebring, an nounce the birth of a daughter, Emersyn Grace Lashley, at 4:04 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Emersyn weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Bill and Renee Crenshaw, and Roxanne and Mickey Hammonds, all of Lake Placid.. Paternal grandparents are Junior and Helen Lashley of Avon Park.Ashlynn MabbScott Mabb of Brandon and Amnesty Lightsey of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Ashlynn Jade Mabb, at 2:32 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Ashlynn weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Debra Lightsey of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are William Mabb of Newport News, Va., and Kathryn Schroeder of Brandon.Rebekah McleodChris and Melissa Mcleod of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Rebekah Marie, at 4:04 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical C enter. Rebekah weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17 inches in length. Maternal grandmoth er is Cindy Johnson of Fort Meade. Paternal grandpar ents are Milton and Wendy Goodson of Marion, Ala.Brooklyn OwensBrandon and Kerry Owens of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Brooklyn Elizabeth, at 10:42 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Brooklyn weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Dorinda Brooks of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Terry Elwood, Greg Owens and Randall Elwood, all of Sebring.Rafael Pabon-MatosRafael Pabon-Cortes and Natalie Matos, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Rafael Josiel Pabon-Matos, at 10:42 a.m. on Feb. 7, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Rafael weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and 17 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Gerardo Matos of Connection and Alga Lozada of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Rafael and Jannette Pabon of Poinciana.Paisley PadelfordMatt and Megan Padelford of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Paisley June, at 2:32 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Paisley weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Brett and Laurie Tanner of Slidell, La. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Lane Padelford of Sebring.Brooklyn PalmerRoy Palmer of Fort Meade and Jessica Ward of Bowling Green announce the birth of a daughter, Brooklyn Taylor Sky Palmer, at 8:37 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Brooklyn weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Robert Earl Jr. and Bridget Ward of Bowling Green. Paternal grandpar ents are Roy Sr. and Marsha Palmer.Kaylee PhillipsChristopher A. and Danielle L. Phillips of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Kaylee Ann, at 2:25 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Kaylee weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are John and Kathy Wood of Wellington. Paternal grand parents are Charles and Pamela Phillips of Sebring.Madison PhillipsNicholas and Michele Phillips of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Grace, at 4:08 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Madison weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandmoth er is Paula Duncan of Lake Placid.Janyiah PizarroJose Pizarro and Briana Beumel, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Janyiah Leeauna Pizarro, at 12:50 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Janyiah weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Barry Beumel of Avon Park and Tabbatha Parsely of Myakka. Paternal grand parents are Isador and Alicia Vega of Sebring.Camille PoughClyde Chop Pough and Alllison Macklin, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Camille Janae Pough, at 1:13 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Camille weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Don and Cindy Booth of Avon Park. Paternal grand mother is Patricia Pough, also of Avon Park.Owen PrevattKevin W. Prevatt and Jena L. Miller, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Owen, at 10:47 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Owen weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 22 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Lars Miller of Okeechobee and Raene McCollum of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Jimmy and Teresa Prevatt of Avon Park.Majesty RodriguezJacob and Cassandra Rodriguez of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Majesty Amelia Rodriguez, at 7:49 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Majesty weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ramiro Cisneros and Margaret Livar. Paternal grandparents are Sixto Rodriguez Sr. and Janie Ronquillo.Siyana SimmonsWillie D. and Belize Simmons of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Siyana Leigh, at 5:06 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Siyana weighed 7 pounds and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Belizaire Joseph of Georgia and Manvelle Joseph of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Willie L. and Jeanine Dudley of Avon Park.Roy StephensRoy and Ruby Stephens of Fort Meade announce the birth of a son, Roy Alan, at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2013 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Roy Alan weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Jerry and Vickie Riley of Coalgate, Okla. Paternal grandparents are Edward and Betty Florian of Chicago.Zaidan TownsendRaymond Lee Townsend and Amanda Yvonne Brennan, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Zaidan Matthew Thomas Townsend, at 11:08 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Zaidan weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.25 inch es in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Mark and Racheal Brennan and Sherry Kerse, all of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Edwin and Peggy Townsend Sr., also of Avon Park.Janelle WilliamsJeremy Williams and Eva White, both of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Janelle Evangaline Williams, at 7:07 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Janelle weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kevin Brown and Mary White, both of Avon Park. 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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CITY OF SEBRING CANVASSING BOARD TO CANVASS THE ABSENTEE AND PROVISIONAL BALLOTS; FINAL CERTIFICATION OF THE ELECTION RESULTS; SELECTION OF A RANDOM PRECINCT AND CONTEST TO BE AUDITED, NOTICE OF THE MANUAL AUDIT TO BE PERFORMED PERTAINING TO THE MARCH 11,2014 CITY OF SEBRING ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the City of Sebring Canvassing Board will meet at 5:30 p.m.on Tuesday,March 11,2014 to begin the public inspection,canvass and tabulation of the absentee ballots received up to that time for the March 11,2014 City of Sebring election.The public inspection of the ballots will start at 5:30 p.m.and any member of the public who wishes to examine these ballots,should be present at that time.At 6:00 p.m.the Canvassing Board will begin their canvass of the absentee ballots that have been received up to that time and the early voting provisional ballots that have been cast.The meeting will be at the Supervisor of Elections Office located at the Highlands County Government Center,580 South Commerce Ave.,Room A201, Sebring,Florida.Once the cavassing process begins,it will continue through election night,March 11,2014,and beyond until the final results are official and certified.If a recess is needed during the meeting,it will be announced at the meeting. Any absentee ballots received will be available for public inspection until opened. Those wishing to inspect absentee ballots received during the time period must be present.The ballots will be canvassed, processed and tabulated but no results will be released until after 7:00 p.m.on March 11,2014 in accordance with Florida Statutes. The canvassing and tabulation of any provisional ballots cast at the precincts will begin on the evening of March 11,2014.In the event final certification takes place election night,the manual audit will begin immediately thereafter.Otherwise,the post election manual audit will begin at 8:30 a.m.on March 14,2014 at the Supervisor of Elections office. Should the Canvassing Board need to meet again to discuss matters of this election,the meeting time and place will be announced at the end of the March 11,2014 meeting.All or some scheduling in this ad may be changed due to a recount or some other unforeseen reason.If an additional meeting is needed,it will be advertised in the newspaper,if time permits.If time doesn't permit, the time and place of the meeting will be posted in the Supervisor of Elections office and at Sebring City Hall. The entire canvassing board procedure is open to the public and may be observed by the public in the front lobby of the Supervisor of Elections office in Room A201 at the Highlands County Government Center. The City of Sebring Canvassing Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status.This non-discriminatory policy involved every aspect of the Board's functions,including one's access to or participation in its activities.Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Karen Kensinger at 863-402-6655 (voice),or via Florida Relay 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsNotice is hereby given that Downtown Mini Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195 S.Railroad Ave.,Avon Park,Florida 33825 at 1:00 P.M.Saturday 15th March 2014 to the highest bidder. Items held for Theresa Baker,air conditioner, lamp,suitcases,boxes & bags of unknown contents. Items held for Yamila Escalett,file cabinet, office chair,computer,stereo,file box,air conditioner,batter charger,refrigerator, pacman arcade cabinet,flags,fishing rods, pool cues,slate pool top,lamps,trash can, insulation,xmas tree,tv wall mount,lion, boxes & bags of unknown contents. March 5,7,2014 1050Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.83:801-809.Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M.ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14,2014,at Highlands Self Storage Inc.7825 S.Georage Blvd.Sebring, FL 33872.All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted.Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNITS TO BE SOLD #25 & 43 March 5,12,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-62 IN RE:ESTATE OF ELEANOR LINK Division PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELEANOR LINK,deceased,whose date of death was November 30,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 5,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Betty Heiring 14 N.Lotela Ave. Avon Park,Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ C.Parke Sutherland C.PARKE SUTHERLAND,ESQUIRE Attorney for BETTY HEIRING Florida Bar Number:0870781 900 W.Main St. Avon Park,FL 33825 Telephone:(863) 452-6900 Fax:(863) 452-5200 E-Mail:sutherland@a vonparkla w .com March 5,12,2014 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 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 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 MAINE 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 ASSOCIATION,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. 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.GERIN 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 ALL 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 Attorney 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 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 Additional address:4570 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, SEBRING,FL 33870 Additional address:1908 FERNWAY ST,#1, SEBRING,FL 33872 Additional address:209 JAY AVE,SEBRING, FL 33870 YOU 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 the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 5,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Donna Bovard 3708 Craig Avenue Sebring,FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 Facsimile:(863) 385-1161 Email:livingston@livingstonpa.com March 5,12,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-77 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF JOSEPH LIBASCI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOSEPH LIBASCI,deceased,whose date of death was February 20,2014,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and 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 A ND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM A N INTEREST IN ESTATE OF WILLIAM O.TIELERT,DECEASED; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A CTING 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. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: 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 1000 Announcements

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 www.newssun.com AVON PARKMulti-family yard sale Friday March 7, Saturday March 8, 8am-? 404 Malcolm Street. Furn., tools, fishing gear, cookware, household items, glass vase, clothes. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LEATHER SLACKSLadies Sizes 8 10 12. Brown Black Tan. Like New. $50. 863-385-4612 GOLF CLUBS-Ladies full set w/ head covers, plus bag w/ stand. Used a few times & in very good condition. $65.00 863 453-7027 GOLF CLUBSMen's full set, w/ head covers, plus bag w/stand. Used a few times.In very good condition $65. 863453-7027 BIRD CAGE& brand new Stand, includes food, toys & access. for Parakeet. $40. 863-402-2495 AIR BEDS1 Queen Deluxe, Double High NEW & 1 Twin Size. Like New $90. 863-385-4612 2 TWINMATTRESSES, no box springs, $35 each, 863-381-7198. 7310Bargain BuysHOT 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. 7260MusicalMerchandiseSECTIONAL SOFAMulti-color earth tones, La-Z-Boy, recliners on each end. Like new. $275. Call 863-452-2443 7180FurnitureLATE 1800'SEAST LAKE 5-drawer chest $325 OBO. Lamp table $225 OBO. Both good condition. 863-471-2739. 7060Antiques -CollectibleKENMORE WASHER& DRYER Front load large capacity $450 OBO. 863-381-7198 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile HomesLAKEVIEW MEMORIALGARDENS side by side Deluxe Companion External Crypts. $5,000. Call 863-452-5860 4280Cemetery LotsSPRING LAKE2BR/2BA VILLA Central Air/Heat, Washer Dryer Hook Up, Dishwasher, Fridge w/ice maker, range. $49,900 owner financing. 863-381-8069. 4120Villas & CondosFor SaleTHE BLUFFSOF SEBRING: For Sale by Owners: 55+, Amenities include stocked lake, heated pool spa, clubhouse, fitness room, tennis, chipping/putting area, library (books, videos, wi-fi stations). One unit is 2 BR/2BA, ground level, covered parking storage shed for $85K, second is 3 BR/2BA, ground level, lots of upgrades for $106K. Shown by appointment only, Phone 863-382-2853 or 863-385-4654 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 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 LIL WIZARDSACADEMY Seeking F/T Child Care Teacher and a P/T Teacher from 12pm to 6pm. Call 863-381-9676 or Email jamesbox_3408 @yahoo.com LABORERS WITH CLEAN RECORD, Transportation, and No Wimps. Mid State Dewatering Call 863-385-2122 GENERAL CLERK. Full time position. Experience in computers and Microsoft and other office duties. Mail resume to POB 1987, Sebring, FL 33871-1987 by 3/14/14. Excellent salary and benefit package. EOE. EXPERIENCED RESIDENTIAL ROOFERS NEEDED Call 863-402-9161 ARTIST ASSISTANT,part-time could become full time. Cataloging and restoring paintings. Flexible hours. Lake Placid area. 863-699-0072, 239-287-6298. 2100Help Wanted END USERSUPPORT ANALYST (FT)Application deadline: 3/10/14. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO. 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 DIETARY AID Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT Dietary Aid position available. The applicant must have some knowledge of working in a long term care setting. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. CERTIFIED NURSING A SSISTANTS (C.N.A.) Royal Care of Avon Park currently has FT 7-3 positions available for C.N.A. in a Long Term Care setting. If you enjoy working with the elderly, come and be a part of the Royal Care Team. We offer Personal Days, Holidays, Health Benefits, LTD, STD, and much more. If you are one of the best, come join us at Royal Care of A von Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., A von Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. AIR CONDITIONINGTECHNICIAN & INSTALLER WANTED Experience Necessary! Call 863-832-3399. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsServie 711,or by e-mail:soe@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Note:Persons are advised that if they wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting, they will need a record of the procedings and for such purpose,they may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based per Section 286.0105,Florida Statutes. Kathy Haley,CMC,City Clerk City of Sebring 863-471-5100 March 5,2014 1055HighlandsCounty Legals KNOW?rf ntbtffb nnntttbf ntfnftftbtb nbntft tttfbtf fntttt tttbttt fbt tttr fntbt trfn fntbnb tft rf AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344SFSC-HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD # 00036299AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343CITY OF AVON PARK 3X21.5 AD # 00036038

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w ww.newssun.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 CAR TRAILER16'x7' full deck w/ dual drop axles, removable & adj ramps, 2x4 utility side pockets. New tongue jack,lights, bearings, grease seals, & safety chains.Low profile14"white spoke wheels/ tires. $1695.obo(863)471-3329/414-6564 SOLD!!! 9350Automotive Parts& Accessories2001 WINDSTAR LIMITED EDITION VAN 1 owner, very good condition $3950 OBO 863-471-2739 9250VansKAWASAKI VULCAN1500. 1988, Good condition, 20,000 miles, new tires, leather saddle bags. $1850.00 or best offer. 863-465-7112 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationNORDICTRACK 1000TREADMILL $450 OBO 863-471-2739 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 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. PIT BULLBlue nose, free to loving home. Gentle female, over 2 yrs. old. 863-699-1807 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. KITTEN FRIENDLY,black & white. 4 mo. old. Spayed & rabies. Looking for forever indoor/adult/older child home. Sebring. $20. 863-446-0395 Call or text 7520Pets & Supplies CUB CADETLTX1040 MOWER A S GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT V IJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 CRAFTSMAN 42''CUT LAWN TRACTOR V ery good condition with bag attachments in excellent condition, $450 OBO. 863-446-0034 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 BuySEBRING WOODHAVENESTATES SPRING FAIROff Brunns Rd. 2122 Jacaranda Way, Fri. Mar. 7, 8-12. Raffles, Rummage/Bake Sale, Crafts, Food. SEBRING RECREATIONCLUB HUGE ANNUAL YARD SALE. 333 Pomegranate Ave,behind Sebring Police station. Fri-Sat, Mar 7-8, Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm. Clothing, decor, furniture, hardware, electronics. This is an exceptional sale! Something for Everyone! SEBRING -YARD SALE 1606 Charlotte Dr., Fri.-Sat. March 7-8, 8am-2pm. Tools, furniture, household items, beer mirrors, clothes, misc. SEBRING -THURS.-FRI. March 6 & 7, 8am-? 463 Sunrise Blvd. Francis I (end of street). Lots of misc., tools, jewelry, golf bags/clubs., SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY sale, 4200 Golfview Rd. March 7-8, 8am-? Infants, children's all sizes boys & girls, shoes, toys, household items, misc. SEBRING -CARPORT sale 9-3:30, Sat. 3/8, Sun. 3/9, 1441 Whisper Lake Blvd. Fax, copy, printer all in one; monitors & speakers, keyboard, mouse, clock radio, Elvis Presley collectables, lots of misc. SEBRING *HUGEMULTI FAMILY* Sale. Sebring Hills / 310 Rail Ave. Thurs Fri & Sat. 8 am ? Toys, Clothes, Teenage Stuff! EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!! SEBRING *MULTI FAMILY SALE 3312 & 3248 Illinois Ave.,Thur & Fri, Mar 6 & 7, 8am 3pm. Furniture Household Items, Lawn & Garden Equipment. Too Much To List! CHURCH OFGOD OF PROPHECY 1800 US 98, Lorida. Fri. March 7, 8am-? Too much stuff to list many clothes. Sat. March 8, B-B-Q 11am. Ribs or chicken. Come and enjoy. Thank you for your support. AVON PARKLAKES Clubhouse on Lake Olivia, 2714 Nautilus Dr. FLEA MARKET MARCH 8, 7am-noon. 15 plus participants. A VON PARKHIGHLANDS RIDGE "ELEGANT JUNQUE" Sale Saturday March 8th, 8 am till noon, 3003 E Fairway Vista Dr off Powerline Rd off 17. 7320Garage &Yard SalesDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894

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