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Swords y and blood spills like soup as the Spartans make another stand in : Rise of an Empire THE ABS STRIKE BACK NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Hurst, Blue Streaks top Lemon Bay, 6-2A9REVIEW, B2Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce honors it best at annual awards A6 Friday-Saturday, March 7-8, 2014 VOL. 95 N O 26 Breezy, cooler with clouds breaking High 74 Low 48 Details on A12Classieds .............. B9 Dear Abby ................ B2 Healthy Living ........... B3 Obituaries .............. A6 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Movie Review ........... B2 Religion .................... B5 Sports on TV ......... A10 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 newssun thenewssun Fix volume/UPC/weather/Index BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING By consensus, Highlands County commissioners Tuesday agreed to continue to pur sue the idea of in-house legal counsel rather than contracting for such repre sentation as has been done in the past. Ross Macbeth has been serving as the county at torney since he was hired to replace former coun ty attorney Bob Dunty in 1990. Commissioner Jim Brooks broached the issue, saying it was not a mat ter of personalities but a means of being more ef cient. Again, I reiterate my point Its not that I think we are going to save mon ey; Im not looking at it that way. I think the cost would not be any greater than what we have now, he said. I think its for County wants in-house attorneyHas had contract with Macbeth since 1990 TOPWEEKENDS3From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, you can take part in a potato sack race, egg toss, limbo contest, two-legged race, boot scramble boogie, obstacle course, tug-of-war or a bounce house. Tickets are $3. Details on A2.YMCA FAMIL Y FUN DAY3R UN OR RIDE AR O UND THE RACE TRACKThe annual Sebring Hall of Fame Run the Track a 3.7-mile run around the historic Sebring International Raceway circuit starts at 7:45 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $30. On Sunday, you can ride instead of run during the annual Ride the Race Track. Take two laps around the track in a Skip Barber Racing School car driven by a professional from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $20 (no car seats or pets). Details on A2.2 Drivers from all over the country will be in Avon Park at the MowerPlex for the Snowbird Nationals. There will be a free open house tonight and racing (a eld of more than 100 mowers could be on hand) starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Details on page A5.SNO WBIRD NATIONALS AT AV ON PARK MO WERPLEX1 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Citrus is a huge part of what makes Florida Florida. From fresh-squeezed juice to the smell of orange blos soms on the historic walking paths of state parks, citrus is what has put the state on the map. The marketing team at the Highlands Art League kept that fact in mind when they began planning a new exhibition for the museum back in Decem ber. With careful planning, the team has successfully pulled together a unique event that is sure to catch the eye of every attendee. MOTA recently revealed its newest exhibit, Flori das Rich Citrus Heritage/ Citrus Label Art Exhibit, in downtown Sebring after months of planning and preparation. Thursday marked the rst day of the exhibit which highlights local art ists take on the world of citrus. Citrus Labels & Crate Expectations will run at the MOTA at the High lands Art League Village on the shores of Lake Jackson in downtown Se bring (351 W. Center Ave.) through May 31. We (Highlands Art League) got a lot of feed back that they would like to see exhibits that tie in to our local area, so we knew this citrus exhibit would be a great t, said marketing director Casey Wohl. Though the idea and use of citrus has likely been used before in oth er exhibitions, the HAL and MOTA hope to bring a fresh twist on an old fa vorite. The idea behind the M OT A unveils citrus exhibition Courtesy photoCitrus labels like this one will be on display at the Highlands Museum of the Arts Citrus Labels & Crate Expectations exhibit through May 31. SEE ATTORNEY | A7SEE CITRUS | A7 BY PHI L ATTI NGERStaff WriterSEBRING Theres only one true Le Mans start left at Sebring International Raceway, and its not on the track. Its next Wednesday when campers in the eld south of the track run to their RVs and do what Bruce Sallet of Tam pa calls the Oklahoma Land Rush to get to camping spots inside the fence. He and buddies Jimmy Meier, Jeff Ellston and Alan Ebersole, all from Tampa, spent Thursdays overcast morning setting up the Party Barge and Magic Bus for preRace festivities. Except Ebersole was the only one actually working, spreading spray wax on all wooden surfaces to protect them from humidity and spilled drinks. Ellston kept a swivel chair warm. Its our last grasp at child hood, Ellston said, where we act like frat boys. Next Tuesday, what they call Hell Day, theyll break down and pack up every thing, run it to their spot between Turn 9 and Turn 10 in Green Park and set it all back up, complete with an inat able Sponge Bob cheering drivers from atop their trail er. A lot of drivers use Sponge Party Barge ready for sprint into Raceway By PHIL ATTINGER/Staff WriterBruce Sallet (from left), Alan Ebersole and Jimmy Meier, all of Tampa, set up the Party Barge Thursday in the campground just south of Sebring International Raceway, in preparation for the 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida. HAPPY CAMPERSSEE CAMP | A7 BY PHI L ATTI NGERStaff WriterAVON PARK A popular swimming and boating spot in Avon Park has been closed. Lake Verona has had higher than acceptable levels of fecal coliform bacteria since Jan. 8, ac cording to Tom Moran, spokesman for the Flor ida Health Department of Highlands County. It has since been closed by the city, he said, although he did not know the exact day. Usually when the Health Department nds that type of con tamination, it indicates that other bacteria may be growing in the lake, Moran said. So the Health Department recommended that a lake be closed out of an abundance of caution. According to the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resourc es Department, Verona is not a spring-fed lake, but only gets its water from rainfall and storm water runoff. Moran said the Health Departments environ mental health supervisor called the Florida Department of Envi ronmental Protection to see if there had been any reports of sewer or Lake Verona closed by bacteriaSight Unseen doing on-shore games to stay aoat SEE VERONA | A7Super foods help prevent diabetes B3 M C Y K


A2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 Traffic pattern changesLAKE PLACID The Highlands County Engineering Department announces that the traf c pattern at the West Interlake Boulevard roundabout will change effective Saturday. Vehicles approach ing the circular intersection from West Interlake Boulevard or any other side streets must wait for a gap in the circulating ow, and yield, before en tering the roundabout. For more informa tion, contact Kenya A. Anderson, project man ager, at 402-6877 or email Day set at ArmySEBRING A Scrapbook Day will be held at The Salvation Army from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at 120 N. Ridgewood Drive. The fee is $15, which includes lunch, door prizes and page layout contests. Space is limited to 20 people. Reserve a space by calling The Salvation Army at 385-7548, ext. 111 or by email to Vicki_ Stefanik@uss.salvationar Recreation Club yard sale setSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club is holding its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Lunch will be available today. There will also be a bake sale. Call 385-2966.Buddy Canova plays at Dance ClubSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the talented Buddy Canova from 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Dance to the big band sounds of the s, s and s. Snacks and sandwiches will be available. Admission is $7 for non-members, and $5 for members. Dress is smart casual. Everyone is wel come, including singles. BYOB. For more informa tion, call 386-0855 or visit www.highlandsdance hosting Family Fun DaySEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCA is hosting a Family Fun Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be a variety of fun family events throughout the day to include a potato sack race, egg toss, limbo con test, two legged race, boot scramble boogie, obstacle course, tug-a-war and a bounce house. Medallions will be awarded to the top three nishers in each event. Concessions will be available on site. Admission is only $3 per person. For information, contact 382-9622.LeBlanc to speak at chamber lunchLAKE PLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will take place at noon Wednesday at the Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center. A pre sentation will be made by Ken LeBlanc, owner of The Cottage Company. He will highlight a new cham ber initiative that covers the Downtown Needs Assessment Project. The luncheon is spon sored by The Cottage Company. Cost is $10 per person. This is open to members and their guests only. RSVP the chamber on or before Monday by email at chamber@lpa. com or call 465-4331.Interlake Merchants plan Street PartyLAKE PLACID Its once again time for the Interlake Merchants Street Party from 6-9 p.m. today. The event will be big ger and better than ever with shing and water craft demonstrations, golf demonstrations, off-road vehicles, DARE car and K-9 unit, muscle and clas sic cars and trucks, fruit and vegetable stand and more.Crazy Carol to be at VFWAVON PARK Crazy Carol will be at VFW 9853 for a dinner and show at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Tickets for the show only are $10; dinner and show tickets are $15. Dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m.Church holding yard saleLORIDA First Baptist Church of Lorida will be having a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Various items will be for sale, as well as baked goods and hamburgers. All proceed will go to ward a new church van. Donations will be accept ed. Call 655-1878l http// The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Peri odical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Halifax Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the writ ten permission of the publisher. All material submitted for 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; 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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This actually is our 30th year, said new Greater Sebring Cham ber of Commerce Execu tive Director Liz Barber. The idea originat ed with previous chamber director Mike Lee in the early 1990s. He en listed a number of local competitors includ ing John Dean, Kenny LaGrow, Gary Blackman and others who brought their person al race vehicles out to give folks a number of laps around the historic Raceway. The rst event was greeted by cold, windy and rainy weather. Nev ertheless, fans turned out in droves to have a chance to ride on the storied circuit and a tra dition was born. Since that time, lo cal drivers have been replaced by professionals and instructors from the Skip Barber Racing School, including Terry Earwood and John Dean II, son of one of the driv ers that helped to originate the event. Dean not only is an instructor for the Skip Barber school, but also heads the Se bring-based Sick Sideways Racing effort that competes in the Mazda MX5 BF Goodrich Cup series. Instead of private race cars, participants now are able to ride in Maz da 3s provided by the Skip Barber school. Skip Barber also provides the fuel as well as standing good for the tires, brakes and other equipment that wears down during the four hours-worth of ontrack tours. It really is a lot differ ent when you have passengers in the car than it is when I am driving by myself in the MX5, Dean said. The cars are run in ites of three or four at a time. In addition to a running commentary on how drivers handle the tricky 3.74-mile race course, the cars draft, pass and are passed so passengers can get a feel of what it is like during racing. While the cars are run ning hard, Dean said it is really a choreographed exhibition. In all the years I have been out there, we have never really had an in cident or any kind of problem, he said. Moreover, it is such fun that many of the participants get back in line, wanting a second bit of the apple and ride the track again. Those who ride the track receive a diplo ma saying they have completed laps at speed during the event. We also have picked up a great sponsor in Mid-Florida Credit Union this year, Barber said. Mid-Florida has a rich history at Sebring, spon soring the Miracle Motorsports Lola LMP2 that was the 12 Hour class winner in 2004. The 30th annual Ride the Racetrack will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Pre-sale tick ets are available for $15 at area Mid-Florida lo cations. Tickets also are available at the gate for $20. All the proceeds go to assist the Greater Se bring Chamber of Commerce.Ride the Racetrack hits 30th year News-Sun le photoRide the Racetrack offers a chance to take two laps around Sebring International Raceway with a Skip Barber Racing School driver at the wheel and other cars on the track. The event will be Sunday at the Raceway. B Y BARRY FO STE RNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING So far this year the Sebring Inter national Raceway has seen cars racing and bi cycle racing at the historic airport circuit. This weekend, the histor ic 3.74-mile road course will see foot trafc as the annual Run the Race track gets underway. The green ag will drop on the group Satur day at 7:45 a.m. as runners will challenge the historic 17-turn raceway that soon will be popu lated with high-powered sports cars. We started this as a 5K, but now it is just a running of the track, said Jan Shoop, who ad ministrates the competition with resident John Barben for the Sebring Hall of Fame committee. It begins and ends at the start/nish line. As of Thursday, there had been 160 runners signed up for the event, however, organizers say if it looks to be good weather that number could increase signi cantly. Shoop said there is a wide array of individuals who participate in the annual event, which is in its fth year. We have all kinds of people from serious runners to those who just want to enjoy the exercise and say they did it, Shoop said. It goes pretty fast because youre out there looking at the track. She said there had not been any complaints about the course, how ever, from time to time participants have re marked about a headwind that develops down the back stretch. Although pre-regis tration closed Thursday, race day sign-ups will commence Saturday at 6:30 a.m. Registration on the day of the race will be $30. Proceeds go to the Raceway Hall of Fame.Runners take their turn at Raceway on Saturday RU N TH E RA C ETRA CKWHEN: Saturday, 7:45 a.m. (sign-ups open at 6:30 a.m.) WHERE: Sebring International Raceway C O S T : $30 R I DE TH E RA C ETRA CKWHEN: Sunday, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. WHERE: Sebring International Raceway C O S T : $15 presale; $20 on Sunday. Tickets available at MidFlorida Credit Union locations. NOTE: No car seats or pets M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted last week. During a speech at the Pentagon, Ha gel said plans are for the active-duty U.S. Army to be cut from its current 522,000 soldiers to as few as 440,000. The Army has not been that small since before World War II. At the same time, Hagel said President Barack Obama wants to enhance the Pentagon budget. The Defense Depart ment is scheduled to receive $496 billion next year but Obama wants to add $26 billion to that. Obviously, the cost of military hardware continues to increase dramatically. Just as plainly, however, the Pentagon wastes billions of dollars each year. One way of reducing defense spend ing is to close more military bases in the United States, Hagel said. What about overseas? Why, for exam ple, do Americans continue to spend $2 billion a year to station 50,000 troops and Marines in Japan? Why is Japan allowed to benet from that, while contributing just $200 million to the cost? Europe, where about 70,000 U.S. mili tary personnel are stationed, is a similar situation. Hagel and Obama should look at base closings abroad.An editorial from The Leader Herald of Gloversville, N.Y.Pentagon should look abroad for base closingsIt would seem I owe a very sincere apology to the Se bring City Council and the News-Sun readers because of an article in Wednes days edition. In that article, I shared my heart-felt concerns regarding a mon ument along Lake Jackson, which now sits in water and is pelted and dripping with bird residue. May I offer my sincere apology for not having all the facts before writing my concerns in the News-Sun. What I thought was a monu ment to Sebrings veterans is in fact a monument thank ing businesses who planted trees along the shoreline. To be sure, that was such a nice gesture on the part of Sebrings businesses, but why place a monument out where no one can read the names or be reminded why it is there? We have lived here since 2002, and I cannot actually recall when I rst noticed the monument, but I do recall thinking how sad it looked. Through the years, I have seen it sit in grass and weeds or surrounded by water de pending on the number of hurricanes or rainstorms in the area. When talking to friends who live in this area, they too share the same viewpoint: how sad to put monument there. One dear lady said her husband (a World War II veteran) commented every time they passed the monu ment. He is gone, but she de clares his feelings were valid. If the monument were moved just a little farther around the lake to a point where people could stand and view it, the questions and concerns would end, the monument could be ap preciated much more, and it could certainly be kept clean. My sincere apologies again for upsetting anyone.Carol Kline is a Sebring resident. The News-Sun apologizes for the errors in Wednesdays column and appreciates this chance to set the record straight.My apologies: Neglected monument not for veterans Courtesy photoThis monument placed on the shore of Lake Jackson near U.S. 27 lists the names of businesses who donated 100 oak trees that were planted along the shore of the lake, not local veterans. GUEST COLUMNCarol Kline Ukraine IssuesControversy between Russia and the Ukraine over the naval bases and the Black Sea eet goes back to 1992 when the Crimea briey declared, then rescinded a claim of indepen dence but secured acknowledgment that it was an autonomous state within the Ukraine. These disagreements between the involved states have been of an ongoing nature and the United States should not con clude that it is an opportunistic move by Russia based solely on Ukraines current internal dif culties. While it appears to be no lon ger true that politics stops at the waters edge, it still serves the interests of the United States when Senator McCain and Speaker Boehner both at tempt to undermine the ability of the President to deal with Putin concerning the current dustup in Ukraine over Russias concerns in the Crimea and the Black Sea Fleet. Whether Putin holds Obama in high regard or not will not be the sole or even a signicant factor in the devel opments in Ukraine, which are exceedingly complex. Krushev held a low opinion of President Kennedy only to change his po sition as the Cuban missile crisis played out. Undercutting our President in a time of international crisis is clearly not in the best inter est of the U.S., and our elected representatives in the congress should save their constant criti cism for less dangerous issues.RA NDY L UD AC ERLake PlacidPaul needs to learn innocent people die by common criminalsYou might think that someone as conservative as Represen tative Ron Paul, a Republican from Texas, and a Libertarian, would be in favor of the death penalty. He is actually against it. Paul tries to make it sound like his opposition to the death pen alty is recent but he has actually opposed it since 1980. He opposed capital punishment in his book, Liberty Dened, rst published in 1980. A true politician, he waf es a bit. He is opposed to the death penalty at the Federal lev el, making no comment on the states. Although Paul is pro-life, he criticizes pro-lifers on capi tal punishment, claiming to see inconsistency. Pauls reasoning on capital punishment offers nothing new except for rhetoric. He says that supporters believe in the om nipotence of state military power, whatever that means. He complains of the governments ineptness and says that rich people are usually acquitted. Basically, Paul recycles the same concerns as liberal opponents of capital punishment, such as wrongful convictions. It has apparently never oc curred to Ron Paul that innocent people are put to death all the time, not by government, but by common criminals. Since Ron Paul has gone on record opposing Federal execu tions, how much of a problem are they? George W. Bush was supposed to be a strong sup porter of the death penalty, yet there were only three Feder al executions during the either years he was President. It looks like the number of ex ecutions is negligible, unlike the number of Americans being killed by criminals.DA LE GILLISSebringPoppy Dinner a successThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 of Avon Park recently held a very successful Poppy Dinner. The Poppy is a symbol that stands for our veterans and our military that are still ghting for our freedom. This was to help us celebrate and give back to the veterans who have given us so much of what we have today. Poppies are a symbol for them and have been since 1919 when amidst compete devastion, the poppies bloomed on the battle eld of France where so many of our men had fallen in battle and that replica of this has be come the Memorial Flower of the American Legion Auxiliary. We pass them out to let them know they are still in our hearts and prayers. This is also a sym bol of our devotion to help and give back to the wounded and the disabled that need our help. We also help their families and children. The Junior ROTC from Avon Park High School served at din ner and then presented their wonderful military program, which will not soon be forgot ten by all those in attendance. Thank you everyone for all your support.MA RY S TIE C KERPast President and Poppy ChairmanY OUR VIEWS L ETTERS P OLI C YShould be be 250 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and tele phone number for verication. We reserve the right to edit or reject let ters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Only two letters per month per writer. Send letters to:E M A IL editor@newssun.comM A ILLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 M C Y K


www.newssun.comFriday, March 7, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Racers, rigs and ofcials already are set up at the track for the biggest race of the year. But these are not cars at Sebring, they are lawnmowers at the Avon Park MowerPlex. Dubbed The Snowbird Nationals, the races rep resent the United States Lawn Mower Racing Asso ciation gears up for their rst national competition of the new year. This starts our season, said USLMRA spokesman Bruce Kauffman, and we are delighted to be back at where it all started. The Avon Park Mower plex is the rst for-pur pose lawn mower racing facility built in the Unit ed States. Constructed by club members, the fthmile oval now has been declared the fastest mow er track in the southeast and holds races on the second Saturday of each month. Were told we are the fastest growing club in the United States, said Wes Pyburn, president of the North American Society of Grass Racers and Sod Slingers also known as NASGRASS. In addition to the bur geoning club, crowds have been growing at the monthly races as the op eration continues to grow, adding vendors and ame nities to the monthly nights of racing. We pack the two grand stands that we have, so some folks might want to bring some lawn chairs, he said. While they average 3040 competitors in the pits for a regular Saturday night race, local ofcials say that number could swell to more than 100 for this weekend since it will be a national competition. We have conrmations from as far away as North Carolina, Delaware, Ohio and Alabama as well as drivers from all over Flori da, Kauffman said. Also slated for these rac es is Sta-bil spokesman and the Worlds Fast est Lawn Mower Racer Bobby Cleveland. It was Cleveland who set a record of more than 96 miles per hour on a spe cially-prepared racing mower on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Activities will begin to night (Friday) with an open house and open practice that members of the public may view free of charge. That will com mence at 6 p.m. Racing will get under way at 6 p.m. Saturday. Fans will have an oppor tunity to see an extended night of racing due to the increased number of com petitors in the eld. Following Saturday nights racing, Karaoke by Dalton will be offered. Due to the increased number of racers, Sun day features also will be run. Heat races will start at 1 p.m. Because it is a nation al race, tickets will be $10 each. For more informa tion visit the NASGRASS FaceBook page or the AP MowerPlex FaceBook page.Snowbird Nationals lawn mower races start today in Avon Park Courtesy photoThere will be plenty of on-track action this week at the Avon Park MowerPlex during the Snowbird Nationals.HAULING GRASS BY PHIL ATT INGERStaff WriterSEBRING No one was injured, but trafc slowed Tuesday evening through the intersec tion of Sebring Parkway and Kenilworth Boule vard while police and re crews cleared up a twocar wreck. Troy Nicolai, 41, of Lake Placid working for C&C Plumbing, told police that at 4:44 p.m., he was in the northbound turn lane at the intersection, making a turn on a pro tected green arrow. He said at the scene that he saw a silver sedan heading southbound and thought nothing of it, but the car was approaching quickly and wasnt slow ing down. She was ying, Nico lai said. The sedan, driven by Ruth Heckman, 62, of Lake Placid director of secondary programs for the Highlands Coun ty School District went through the light and struck the right-hand rear side of the truck, spin ning it around almost 90 degrees, tossing ladders off the top of the truck. Im glad the stuff we had in the back seat didnt hurt us, said Na than Rados, 28, of Sebring, the passenger in the truck. He and Nico lai said they were on their way to another job when the wreck occurred. The trucks Reading work body was full of heavy tools and plumbing parts, they said. Sebring police report ed that both vehicles had to be towed, but no one went to the hospital. Two independent wit nesses a southbound motorist and a north bound motorist also waiting to turn left each veried, respectively, that Heckman had a red light and Nicolai had a green arrow. Police cited Heckman for failure to stop for a red light. That area of the Parkway is bordered on the east by Sebring High School and on the west by Firemens Field. School was not in session at the time of the wreck. Ofcers directed traf c while Sebring Fire and Rescue crews helped clean up the scene. Southbound Parkway trafc and eastbound Ke nilworth trafc had to turn right until the road was cleared, almost one hour after the wreck.Wreck spins work truck, blocks Sebring Parkway Phil Attinger/News-SunA work crew from C&C Plumbing inspect the damage to their Ford F250 with a Reading work body Tuesday evening while Sebring police ofcers speak with the driver and passenger of a Hyundai sedan at a wreck that closed southbound Sebring Parkway and eastbound Kenilworth Boulevard for almost an hour. MIAMI (AP) Florida has joined a multistate lawsuit stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Ho rizon oil spill, seeking to hold British oil company BP accountable for dam age to the states natural resources. The complaint was led Wednesday in Pan ama City federal court by the states secretary of environmental protec tion and the head of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis sion. It is separate from a lawsuit Floridas attorney general led against BP last year over econom ic losses related to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Along with BP, the new complaint lists minori ty partner Anadarko and rig owner Transcocean as defendants respon sible for environmental harm caused by the spill. The Deepwater Hori zon spill caused, is causing and will continue to cause extensive damag es to the state of Floridas natural resources, the complaint states. Those resources include Flor idas sandy beaches, salt marshes, wetlands, estu aries, submerged aquatic vegetation, deepwater communities and cor al reefs, as well as wildlife such as manatees, oysters, sea turtles, birds and sh. The April 2010 blowout of BPs Macondo well triggered an explosion that killed 11 workers on the rig and, for weeks, spilled millions of gal lons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.State sues BP over oil spill damage M C Y K


A6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 MYRA HANNIMyra Lee Hanni, age 86, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Avon Park Mrs. Hanni was a public health ad ministrator for the state of Florida; member of the Ameri can Public Health Association, member of the Florida Public Health Association, member of the American Nurses Asso ciation, member of the Florida Nurses Association, Founda tion Board of Florida Hospital, past president of Broward County Health Planning Asso ciation, recipient of the Florida Meritorious Service Award for Public Health, and a mem ber of First United Methodist Church in Avon Park and Park er Methodist Church in Raeford, N.C. She received her Registered Nurse Certicate at Watts School of Nursing, and her bachelor and master degrees from the University of North Carolina. She had been a resi dent of Avon Park since 1989 coming from Margate Mrs. Hanni is survived by her sons, Gregory Alan Lentz (Carin) and Robert Earl Lentz; ve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her hus band, Herman Squier Hanni; sons, Sidney Lentz, James Bomba and Wayne Bomba; and a brother, Robert Mott. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Avon Park with Rev. Gary Pendrak ofci ating. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park www.stephensonnelsonfh.comJA M ES PATTONJames P. Patton, age 78, passed away March 3, 2014, in Sebring He was born March 8, 1935, in Miami to the late John and Norma (Murdoff) Patton. He was a member of Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, shing, play ing cards collecting toy guns and he loved watching nascar racing and his six dogs. He is survived by his six daughters, Chris Stoddart (Jack) of Sebring, Sara Peters (David) of Sebring Fla., Ellen Harmon (Lynn) of Sebring, Missy Sands (Mike) of Homestead, Pam Collier of Sebring, and Candace Payne (Kelsey) of Sebring Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Faye Patton; one daughter, Melanie Johnson; two sisters and one brother. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Crewsville Baptist Church in Zolfo Springs, FL. Burial to take place immediately following service at Crewsville Baptist Church Ceme tery. Refreshments will be served at his home at the end of services. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Tes tament Mission, 604 Lemon St., Sebring, FL 33870 Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home PATTON OBITUARIES BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce celebrated its member ship with its yearly banquet with a dinner and awards ceremony at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center Feb. 27. There were a total of 214 at the banquet, said Executive Director Eileen M. May. That number is up from last years total of 192. After dinner was served, the annual awards were presented. The Chamber Board Appreciation award is for exceptional service and contribution to the com munity. The award went to Mary Tanner. The Chamber Charger Award is presented to a member who has dem onstrated outstanding service on chamber proj ects and was awarded to Donald Clarke. The Dal Hall Memorial Award was given to Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler. The Industry Appreci ation Award for growth, support and involvement in the Greater Lake Placid Community waswon by Lake Placid Health Care. Outstanding Service to Youth award went to Sheri Grifn. The Spectrum Award is given for perpetual beau tication and maintenance of a business, and was presented to Kellie Kelley who is the owner of Kellys Florist and Dec orations. The Volunteer of the Year went to Wanda Hat eld. The Presidents Award is given by the president of the chamber to a per son or organization that deserves acknowledge ment and does not fall into another category. This award was present ed to Mary Basso. The Harry Seeber Me morial Award is given in memory of past Ex ecutive Director of the Chamber Harry Seeber. This award was given to Sammy Telesco from Str8up Ministries. When you go to one of these awards you nev er know what to expect, Telesco said. When the award for outstanding service to the community went to Sheri Grifn, I knew that I wasnt going to win any award. But when Bobby Seeber, who presented the Harry Seeber Award on behalf of his father, started talking about challenges and Gods in tervention, I knew he was talking about me. The rest was a blur until my wife tapped me on the leg to go get the award. The outgoing director award was presented to outgoing directors Cher yl Brantley and Michael Noel, who are nishing their terms as directors. The awards are cho sen by the executive committee with the ex ception of the Seeber Award. The Seeber Award is given by Bobby Seeber in honor of his father, May said. The banquet was out standing, May said. The Chateau Elan did a great job. We have had nothing but positive feedback. May was excited about several things the cham ber has in the works, including an addition to the chamber ofce. We are thrilled that Keith Goodson is going to open a gallery in the chamber building, May said. We will have an event for the gallery and to dedicate the latest mu ral Goodson painted that honors Bob and Harriet Porter for all of their work with the murals. The date is not set yet, but will be posted. For more information about the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Com merce contact the chamber at 465-4331 or visit its web page at http://www. lpa.comLake Placid chamber hands out awards Rod Lewis/News-SunSammy Telesco (left) accepts the Harry Seeber Memorial Award at the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Banquet from Bobby Seeber. Rod Lewis/News-SunChamber Executive Director Eileen May welcomes the members to the Greater Lake Placid Banquet Feb. 27.SH ARON S TRAUG H NSharon L. Straughn, 61, passed away March 5, 2014 in Sebring She was born Oct. 29, 1952 in Pontiac, Mich. She is survived by hus band, Steven L. Straughn and daughter, Angel L. Kiser, both of Sebring; sister, San dra Simms; brothers, Richard Spitler, Scott, Greg, Rob, and William Tracy; grandchildren, Michael Durkin, and Ian and Cadin McRoy; and two greatgrandchildren. There will be a grave side service at noon Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Pellicer Creek Cemetery in St. Augus tine Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home TALLAHASSEE (AP) Environmentalists are ap pealing a federal judges approval of Floridas water pollution rules. In January, a feder al judge in Tallahassee ruled that state and feder al authorities could move ahead with an agreement that allows Florida to take the lead in writing and en forcing water pollution rules. Environmental groups argued that the state rules had loopholes and that the ruling meant that stricter federal Clean Wa ter Act protections would not apply to two-thirds of Florida waters. The nonprot environ mental law rm Earthjustice led an appeal Thursday in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in At lanta. In a statement, Earthjustice attorney Da vid Guest says the state and federal agreement is doing the bidding of the big polluters and selling out the public.Environmentalists appeal water ruling Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Drug Free Highlands Coalition has a new monthly meeting home. Their monthly meetings, which take place at 9:35 a.m. every sec ond Wednesday, will now be held at the Champion for Children Ad vocacy Center, 1968 Sebring Parkway. This recent move only helps to enhance the existing partner ship between the Coalition and the Advocacy Center and is a wel comed change of venue. The next meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and will have a special guest presentation by Epiphany Community Servic es that will prove to be a benet to many area organizations. Epiphany Community Services is an experienced evaluation and training rm that serves clients na tionwide with a focus on clients in under-served areas. ECS provides support in all areas of organizational development, capacity development and evalua tion with a focus on coalition evaluation. Coalition evaluation allows your coalition to tell its story by demonstrating the impact on community problems and the abil ity to address emerging needs. ECS implements the recom mended methodology of the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization for coalitions and collaborations. Drug Free Highlands Coalition is a 501 3 and invites the com munity to come and learn about substance abuse use and abuse in an effort to educate and keep the county safe. In addition to the monthly coalition meeting there are three focus committee meet ings, including the Policy Committee, The Assessment & Evaluation Committee and the Capacity Building & Fundraising Commit tee. Those with an interest or skill in these areas are invited to learn more by visiting www.drugfree or contact Drug Free Highlands at 382-2138.Drug Free Highlands Coalition moves to new meeting place M C Y K


www.newssun.comFriday, March 7, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 the convenience and the overall efciency of get ting things done. Brooks complained of the amount of time it takes for Highlands Coun ty government to get things accomplished, say ing that just about the time we have something completed and ready to go, something legal comes up. He indicated there are 67 counties in the state and more than half re portedly have in-house legal counsel, includ ing four counties that are smaller than Highlands. Brooks made the case, estimating that for a staff attorney, secretary and paralegal, the expen diture would be about around $300,000 annually about what the county currently is paying for the contract with Macbeth. Commissioner Ron Handley concurred with Brooks, saying he hit it right on the head. Hand ley also allowed that over time the commission might save money by hav ing in-house counsel. Commissioner Jack Richie lobbied for Mac beth, pointing to his experience and what it would take for a new attorney to get up to speed on county issues and state laws. The dollar value is there. The amount of his tory Mr. Macbeth has with the county is extremely important, Richie said. I just have never had any real problem with his availability. Commissioner Don El well also has had no problem with Macbeths per formance and availability, but said there was an up side to having a staff attorney. But its more than just Ross. Youre getting the of ce, equipment and all the different variable ex penses of having somebody there, he said. I think the time has prob ably come for us to move toward having an inhouse attorney. Elwell then made the suggestion that the tran sition begin in next years budget with the of cial switch to be made in the 2015-16 scal year. He also predicted there would be a transition pe riod as the county made the move. Commission chair Greg Harris described him self as a Ross man, suggesting that commissioners prioritize issues so that Macbeth might move through his workload more efciently. I have never had an is sue with issues being expedited. I have never had an issue with him calling me back, Harris said. Richie responded that prioritizing should be the purview of the county ad ministrator and her staff. That idea was rejected by Brooks, who said it was commissioners responsi bility to deal with prioritizing issues. Harris again said that commissioners should have a list of priorities and pending issues at each meeting. That is an idea that was discussed most recently at the commis sioners goal-setting session. In fact, it was Harris at that session who had called on staff to create a running master list of programs and requests by the commission to deter mine how staff was progressing on the various issues brought before the county for action. You receive lists of ev erything that is going into and coming out of my of ce, Macbeth told commissioners. Anyone can see what has moved for ward quickly and what is still there. He said delays occur at times while he is waiting for information from staff, while other issues he had not gotten to working on yet. Macbeth pointed out that the countys current legal service was no differ ent from other staff ofces where some items move through more quickly than others. I am willing to contin ue working for the county, I am honored to do that and I am not looking to change, Macbeth said. I look forward to what I do every day. I have no plans of retiring any time soon. ATTORNEY FROM PAGE A1MOTAs new exhibit is simple: display something well known and well liked in a totally artistic and funky way. In addition to the two citrus exhibits from the Museum of Florida His tory, attendees will see vintage farm and citrus equipment on display, as well as the cycle of life depicted with real cit rus trees. All of this is displayed in a very contemporary manner, which will be different from any oth er citrus label art exhibit, Wohl said. Highlands County is one of the states top citrus producing counties, mak ing the citrus exhibition a no-brainer when it comes to a theme for MOTA. The impact of this in dustry has a substantial impact nationwide, Wohl said. These citrus labels, which were once an in tegral part of the industry, are now considered by many as collectors items and great works of art that shaped an industry. Local Cuban artist Hec tor Nieblas has created an astounding amount of citrus art for this exhib it. Nieblas, who previously resided in Miami, is the artistic mind behind the Citrus Heritage/Label Art exhibition. I think attendees will be highly impressed not only by the exhibit itself but by the quality of the museum as well, Wohl said. As a small, rural community, we are fortu nate to have such a wonderful art museum facility. We encourage the com munity to support the museum by planning a visit to see this exciting ex hibit. The MOTA exhibit not only allows attendees to look and observe one-ofa-kind art, but allows interested individuals the opportunity to create art work of their own. In addition to the MoTA exhibit, people can sign up to paint their own citrus label and cit rus landscape as Art Uncorked will go orange later this spring with a citrusthemed Art Uncorked class, said Wohl. Docent volunteers are needed to help and assist with the exhibit during museum hours (Thurs days and Fridays from 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.). For more information or to volun teer, visit the HAL website or call 385-5312.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or at 385-6155 ext: 526. CITRUS FROM PAGE A1 News-Sun leRoss Macbeth has been under contract as attorney for the Highlands County Commission since 1990, but those days may be coming to an end as the county pursues in-house legal counsel. Bob as a braking point, Sallet said. So they have to be at that spot every year. They have, since the mid-1970s, only after al most four decades at the Race, they say the fun has shifted locations. Out here, for us, has gotten to be more fun than inside, Sallet said. If theyd let us, (we) could just stay here. Sallet cant think of any other racetrack in the na tion where fans can camp out free before the race. The Party Barge crew has been in Sebring since Feb. 28, just in time for the ofcial gate opening for early-arrivals. Ellston said they come in early and pump money into the local economy at least $1,000 in grocery sales and they are just one of 20-30 campers in the eld. The crew is famous at the race for the Magic Bus, a converted school bus made into a bar that they call their mobile man cave. They also have a homemade trailer con nected to a trailer-mounted desk and outtted like a skybox with a show er, kitchenette and stereo with 600 watt-per-chan nel subwoofers. They make the ground shake, Sallet said. Mei er said after the crew watched Godzilla one night, he looked outside the next morning for the beasts footprints. For the last three years, they said, Race ofcials have had early birds camp on an open eld through Gate 4, away from the main gate and vendor staging areas. Thats ne with Sallet, who said this keeps camp ers out of the way of everyone else. Meier said it makes get ting into the Raceway when the gates open a lot more efcient, but he will feel a little let down when they move to Green Park. Its not the fact that they will have to pack up and move the brand-new foos ball table, the homemade pool table, the various tiki bars or the loveseat made from the rear end of Manfred Freisinger Jr.s Porsche GT. Its not that the Mondaynight party will run into too many drinks, which Meier calls a tactical er ror when it comes to packing up the next day. He just prefers the neighborhood atmo sphere outside the gate to the ineld, Meier said. That doesnt mean they wont have a line 20 yards long with people waiting more than an hour to get a shot of their signature drink, a Tropicoma, or that they wont have lots of takers when the Mag ic Bus does a circuit of Green Park. However, Meier wouldnt mind a bit more gentrication, like power outlets for rent in the in eld to cut down on car bon dioxide emissions from generators. That would also reduce the crowds of not-so-sober people with cigarettes in the dark trying to rell hot generators with gasoline, Sallet said. And theyve learned, Meier said, that they can pay for a shower over at Spring Lake Golf Course and get a round of golf for free. Between games, they practice with a driving net by the campsite. When asked if they also practice place kicks, Eber sole laughs. Do you want me to break a hip? he joked. CAMP FROM PAGE A1septic tank leakage into the lake, but there had been no reports of that. That may be worth looking into if it remains high, Moran said. Meanwhile, the closed beach has put a crimp on Sight Unseen Enterpris es Inc., a venture that local entrepreneurs Judy McCarter and Robert Tal ley had hoped to expand this year. They started an activi ties business at the beach a year ago with rentals of WaterPillar and Hy droBike human-powered craft to take onto the lake. Everything is sitting parked right now, Tall ey said. The couple is still hosting games on shore, such as cornhole, horse shoes, bean bag toss, ladder ball, ping pong and lawn darts. Talley, who is blind, got started with some help from government pro grams designed to help disabled entrepreneurs. But since the watercraft rental is the big moneymaker, he and McCart er are concerned about keeping it going. They want everyone in Avon Park and the sur rounding areas that they are still hosting games on the beach and at Donald son Park by calling 863257-4791. And Talley said hell still challenge any player to a cornhole game, as long as theyll do it blindfolded. VERONA FROM PAGE A1 By Phil Attinger/Staff WriterSponge Bob Square Viking stands guard over historic grafti inside the P arty Barge mobile race viewing box. Some grafti got lost when the Barge crew replaced cabinets. They are new and ready for new signatures, even if the cabinets were installed upsidedown. M C Y K


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www.newssun.comFriday, March 7, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 Highland County lakes have been on-re the last couple of weeks, with a number of big bass being caught everywhere. With a slow January and the rst couple weeks of February hammered with cold fronts and windy conditions, the bass have nally started to cooperate. Lake Istokpoga has been leading the charge with dozens of eight pound plus bass being reported and a number of sh over 10 pounds. Fishermen are also reporting huge sh being caught in Lake Placid, Lake June and Lake Josephine. But the real surprise has been Lake Jackson. As Ive reported a number of times, we shed weekly tournaments on Jackson for almost six months and with over 20 shermen shing hard, only three bass were weighed in over ve pounds in that time frame. In the last week, anglers have reported over a dozen bass, eight pounds and up, with several topping 10 pounds and one over 11. Most are being caught on plastic creature baits, primarily worms and craws, with a few being taken on frogs. In-line spinners with swim baits have also been working really well. The bass have been spawning for some time, but many have been run off their beds with each new cold front. The weather over the past couple of weeks has been much more stable and as a result, some of the biggest bass in the waters have nally moved in to spawn. Beds can be found on all of the area lakes, although theyre hard to see in the tannic water of Lake Istokpoga. On Lake Jackson, shorelines are covered with beds, many already abandoned by the bass SPORTS FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonLots of big bass being caught Courtesy photoDon and Bud Kammerman hold up a nice seven pounder caught on a recent outing. SEE BASS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comIf Tuesday nights road dates for Lake Placid and Avon Park were ultimate ghting matches, the big punches were landed late as the Dragons topped Frostproof and the Devils were stunned at McKeel. Lake Placid got on the board rst with a Laine Daum single driving home Diego Morales, but the Bulldogs answered back with a four-run second and added another in the fourth to take a 5-1 lead. The Dragons cut into the lead in the top of the fth. With two out, Tyler Carr reached when his y to center couldnt be snared. Daum then belted one into the right-center eld gap to bring Carr in, and came across himself on an Alex Miller single to right to make it a 5-3 contest. Frostproof put it to 6-3 with a run in the bottom of the frame and the sixth went by scoreless for both sides. But with two out, Lake Placid set the stage in the top of the seventh. Down to their nal out, Miller worked a walk and moved up when Justin Mason singled. Alan Vega followed with an RBI single to score Miller and Justin LaRosa crushed a pitch into left-center for a two-run double, tying the game at 6-6.Dragons top Frostproof with late flurryMcKeel rally stuns Red Devils Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesLaine Daum had a pair of hits and RBI Tuesday night in Lake Placids comeback win at Frostproof. SEE SPLIT | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING It took a few innings, or once through the order, before the Blue Streaks could get on track Tuesday night in their district opener. But as is the mentality of this Sebring squad, they adjusted to Lemon Bays crafty, left-handed starter and would come away with a 6-2 win. Hes hiding the ball well, left elder Seth Cannady said during the ear ly innings. Hes got a whip type motion and you cant pick up the ball right away. And while the visiting Manta Rays werent exactly solving Streak starter Everett Hurst, they did manufacture a run in the top of the second. A looping single to right was followed by a Sebring error. A sacrice bunt moved the runners to second and third, and with perhaps one of the harder hit balls of a night, a y to left went for a sacrice y to give Lemon Bay a 1-0 lead. But with one out in the bottom of the third, the top of the order came up and the adjustment to the Manta Ray southpaw began to unfold. Jordan Austin ripped a double to left and Cullen Lovett reached on a catchers interference call. Jimmy Peck just got under one, lofting a y to right that moved Austin to third. Cannady then bounced one over a drawn in third baseman, into the hole at short for an RBI ineld single to knot the score at 1-1. The adjustment clicked in fully in the fourth with the Streaks plating four more. Ty Little and Josh Crouch each singled, with David DeGenaro following suit for an RBI. Jared Lang laid down a bunt to move the runners up, with an error allowing him to reach and another run to come in. Austin lifted a sacrice y for an RBI, Lovett singled and Peck hit a screaming liner to left that was caught, but brought another run in for a 5-1 lead. Hurst worked around an error and his lone walk to keep the Rays off the board in the fth before calling it a night and giving way to Jonathan Struck. Lemon Bay would get a score off Struck in the sixth, though it was unearned.Blue Streaks solve Lemon Bay Dan Hoehne/News-SunLeft elder Seth Cannady slides past third baseman David DeGenaro in snaring this foul pop in Sebrings win over Lemon Bay Tuesday. SEE STREAKS | A11 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Michigan native Pete Mathews remembers cold winters working for the Penn Central Railroad and longing to see his beloved Tigers in Grapefruit League action. After retiring in 1990, he fullled his dream and bought a home close to Lakeland, the Tigers spring home. Each year he goes to ve games and remembers fondly when his favorite Al Kaline patrolled right eld for The Motor City Nine. Pete played years of baseball along with fast and slow pitch softball in Kalamazoo. He now manages the Schoonis Restaurant team in Lake Placid senior softball. Beautiful weather, and beautiful guys to play ball with, observed Mathews prior to a recent game. On Monday, Pete guided his Schoonis Eleven to a 24-23 heartbreaking loss to Yates Insurance. The Restauranteurs had the bases loaded with two out in the last inning, but right elder Phil Lucas snared a drive by Wild Bill DeStefano to end the game. For Schoonis, Mike Kratt, Kyle Saunders (two doubles), and Ron Hanisch had four hits each. Norm Grubbs slugged three doubles. Leading Yates were Darrel Richards (double), Richard Rucker (double) and Bill Gallagher (double, triple) with four hits apiece. Central Security defeated Seminole Tire 18-10. Pacing The Security men were Larry Oser and Woody Hoffman with four hits each. The Central defense turned two double plays in the rst two innings, and pitcher JC Brown made the play of the game by spearing a hot smash ticketed for centereld. For The Noles, pitcher Wahoo Stanley had four hits including a home run. Left elder Ray Wilson made a couple of spar kling catches on defense. In Wednesday action, Seminole Tire (1-5) notched its rst win of the second half by defeating Schoonis (1-5) 23-19. The Noles defense witnessed as pitcher Wahoo Stanley start a triple play, shortstop Bob Roth gun down two runners at the plate, and rover Ed Engler make two overthe-shoulder catches to thwart Schooni rallies. Roth (triple), Stanley (double) and Chet Johnson notched ve hits each. Engler (double, two triples), Tom Ashley (double) and Ray Wilson (dou ble) chipped in with four apiece. For Schoonis, The Four Torrid Yates Insurance wins sixth straightSEE SENIORS | A11 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesSarah Beth Rogers and the Blue Streaks swept the Lady Dragons Tues day to move their season record to 8-2. My girls played very strong against a continuously improving Lake Placid team, head coach Janie Hollinger said. Sebring was at Hardee Thursday.ROGERS, STREAKS TOP LP M C Y K


A10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 COMING UPHigh School Baseball Today Avon Park vs. Mulberry, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. McKeel, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Seminole, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. Hillsborough, 6 p.m. Saturday SFSC vs. University of Tampa B Team, Doubleheader, 1 p.m. Monday SFSC at Daytona State, 5 p.m. High School Softball Today Lake Placid at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Sebring at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. Monday Lake Placid vs. Clewiston, 5/7 p.m.; Sebring vs. LaBelle, 5/7 p.m. College Softball Saturday SFSC vs. Lincoln Land, 1 p.m. Boys Tennis Monday Lake Placid vs. Vanguard, 4 p.m. TODAYBOXING Rustam Nugaev vs. Marvin Quintero 9 p.m. ESPN2COLLEGE BASKETBALL Kent State at Akron 7 p.m. ESPN2GOLF PGA WGC Cadillac Championship 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Puerto Rico Open 6:30 p.m. GOLFNBA Memphis at Chicago 7 p.m. ESPN Indiana at Houston 9:30 p.m. ESPNWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL ACC Tournament, Quarternal 11 a.m. SUN ACC Tournament, Quarternal 2 p.m. SUN ACC Tournament, Quarternal 6 p.m. SUN ACC Tournament, Quarternal 8 p.m. SUNSATURDAYAUTO RACING NASCAR Boyd Gaming 300 4:15 p.m. ESPN2COLLEGE BASKETBALL Kentucky at Florida Noon CBS Kansas at West Virginia Noon ESPN SMU at Memphis Noon ESPN2 Vanderbilt at Mississippi 1:30 p.m. WTTA Connecticut at Louisville 2 p.m. CBS Oklahoma State at Iowa State 2 p.m. ESPN Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech 2 p.m. ESPN2 Arizona at Oregon 4 p.m. CBS Missouri at Tennessee 4 p.m. ESPN South Carolina at Mississippi State 4 p.m. WTTA Indiana at Michigan 6 p.m. ESPN Ohio Valley Tournament Final 7 p.m. ESPN2 North Carolina at Duke 9 p.m. ESPN WCC Tournament Quarternal 9 p.m. ESPN2 WCC Tournament Quarternal 11 p.m. ESPN2GOLF PGA WGC Cadillac Championship Noon GOLF PGA WGC Cadillac Championship 2 p.m. NBC PGA Puerto Rico Open 6:30 p.m. GOLFNHL Boston at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUNOLYMPICS Paralympic Winter Games 1 p.m. NBCWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Big 12 Tournament, Quarternal Noon SUN Big 12 Tournament, Quarternal 2:30 p.m. SUN Big 12 Tournament, Quarternal 10 p.m. SUNSPORTS ON TV SPORTS ON TV Eagles garage saleSEBRING The Highlands Eagles will be having their annual Community Garage Sale this Saturday, March 8, starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse, 3420 Grand Prix Dr. (behind Walmart). Proceeds from the sale of items will be used towards the purchase of new jerseys and Cheer uniforms for the 2014 season. We will also be holding registrations for Football and Cheer at all age divisions at this time.OBT 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 www. 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 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@ or visit www. nuhopeeldercare.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 encouraged. 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 post-golf meal in the clubhouse. Individuals welcome. There will be a 50/50, other contests, a great day of golf, rafe prizes, mulligans and fun for a good cause to support art education in our community. Proceeds benet HAL, which provides art classes, programs and workshops to youth and adult students, as well as art exhibits in the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA). An application and entry form can be obtained online at www., 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.Sottile Memorial Golf TournamentLAKE 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 clos est 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 person, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to ben et college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578.SNAP S HOT S SPORTS National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 33 26 .559 Brooklyn 30 29 .508 3 New York 22 40 .355 12 Boston 20 41 .328 14 Philadelphia 15 46 .246 19 Southeast W L Pct GB Miami 43 15 .741 Washington 32 29 .525 12 Charlotte 28 33 .459 16 Atlanta 26 33 .441 17 Orlando 19 44 .302 26 Central W L Pct GB x-Indiana 46 15 .754 Chicago 34 27 .557 12 Detroit 24 37 .393 22 Cleveland 24 38 .387 22 Milwaukee 12 48 .200 33 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 44 16 .733 Houston 42 19 .689 2 Dallas 36 26 .581 9 Memphis 34 26 .567 10 New Orleans 24 37 .393 20 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 46 15 .754 Portland 42 19 .689 4 Minnesota 30 30 .500 15 Denver 26 34 .433 19 Utah 21 40 .344 25 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 42 20 .677 Golden State 38 24 .613 4 Phoenix 35 25 .583 6 Sacramento 22 39 .361 19 L.A. Lakers 21 40 .344 20 x-clinched playoff spot Wednesdays Games Houston 101, Orlando 89 Washington 104, Utah 91 Charlotte 109, Indiana 87 Brooklyn 103, Memphis 94 Golden State 108, Boston 88 Chicago 105, Detroit 94 Denver 115, Dallas 110 New York 118, Minnesota 106 Sacramento 116, Milwaukee 102 Portland 102, Atlanta 78 Thursdays Games Miami at San Antonio, late Oklahoma City at Phoenix, late L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, late Fridays Games Memphis at Chicago, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at New York, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9 p.m. Indiana at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 61 39 17 5 83 192 138 Montreal 64 35 22 7 77 164 157 Toronto 64 33 23 8 74 189 195 Tampa Bay 62 34 23 5 73 179 160 Detroit 61 28 21 12 68 162 169 Ottawa 63 27 25 11 65 177 206 Florida 62 23 32 7 53 152 201 Buffalo 61 18 35 8 44 124 183 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 61 41 16 4 86 195 150 Philadelphia 63 33 24 6 72 180 184 N.Y. Rangers 63 33 26 4 70 164 160 Columbus 62 32 25 5 69 184 172 Washington 63 29 24 10 68 188 192 New Jersey 63 27 23 13 67 152 156 Carolina 62 27 26 9 63 154 175 N.Y. Islanders 64 24 32 8 56 176 217 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 61 41 14 6 88 204 141 Chicago 63 36 13 14 86 215 170 Colorado 62 40 17 5 85 192 166 Minnesota 62 34 21 7 75 153 150 Dallas 62 29 23 10 68 175 175 Winnipeg 63 30 26 7 67 176 181 Nashville 62 26 26 10 62 151 188 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 63 43 14 6 92 205 154 San Jose 63 39 17 7 85 190 154 Los Angeles 63 35 22 6 76 152 134 Phoenix 62 28 23 11 67 170 180 Vancouver 64 28 26 10 66 150 167 Calgary 62 24 31 7 55 145 186 Edmonton 63 21 34 8 50 157 206 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesdays Games Montreal 4, Anaheim 3, SO Toronto 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Philadelphia 6, Washington 4 Calgary 4, Ottawa 1 Thursdays Games Washington at Boston, late Los Angeles at Winnipeg, late Buffalo at Tampa Bay, late Colorado at Detroit, late Columbus at Chicago, late St. Louis at Nashville, late Vancouver at Dallas, late Montreal at Phoenix, late N.Y. Islanders at Edmonton, late Pittsburgh at San Jose, late Fridays Games N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 9 p.m. Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 10 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Cleveland 6 1 .857 Tampa Bay 4 1 .800 Seattle 6 2 .750 Kansas City 5 2 .714 Baltimore 4 2 .667 Detroit 5 3 .625 Oakland 5 3 .625 Minnesota 4 3 .571 Houston 3 3 .500 Los Angeles 3 3 .500 New York 4 4 .500 Toronto 4 4 .500 Chicago 2 3 .400 Boston 1 5 .167 Texas 1 5 .167 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Pittsburgh 6 1 .857 Miami 5 2 .714 Washington 4 2 .667 San Francisco 4 3 .571 Arizona 5 5 .500 Milwaukee 4 4 .500 Los Angeles 3 4 .429 St. Louis 2 3 .400 Cincinnati 3 5 .375 Colorado 3 5 .375 Chicago 2 4 .333 New York 2 5 .286 San Diego 2 5 .286 Atlanta 1 6 .143 Philadelphia 1 6 .143 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesdays Games Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 Washington 11, N.Y. Mets (ss) 5 Philadelphia 2, Atlanta 2, tie Pittsburgh 6, Toronto 4 St. Louis 8, Boston 6 Detroit 3, Houston 0 Miami 5, N.Y. Mets (ss) 2, 10 innings San Diego 8, Chicago White Sox 0 Milwaukee 7, Oakland 2 Colorado (ss) 8, Texas 2 Cleveland 8, Seattle 5 San Francisco 3, L.A. Angels 2 Colorado (ss) 7, Chicago Cubs 5 Kansas City 6, Arizona 5 Baltimore 11, Minnesota 5 L.A. Dodgers 10, Cincinnati 3 Thursdays Games N.Y. Mets vs. Houston, late St. Louis vs. Minnesota, late Boston vs. Miami, late Toronto vs. Pittsburgh, late Philadelphia (ss) vs. Detroit, late Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia (ss), late Seattle vs. Chicago White Sox (ss), late Cincinnati vs. San Francisco,late Colorado vs. Milwaukee, late Texas vs. San Diego, late Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Kansas City, late Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland, late L.A. Dodgers vs. L.A. Angels, late Oakland vs. Arizona, late Washington vs. Atlanta, late Fridays Games Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis (ss) at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis (ss) vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 7:05 p.m. Saturdays Games Houston (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, 7:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. M C Y K

PAGE 11 Friday, March 7, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 and taken over by tilapia. In some areas of Lake Istokpoga, big bass are be ing caught both moving in to spawn as well as com ing off the beds. On one trip last week we landed an 11-pound bass with a bloody tail and no belly, and an hour lat er a football sized eight pounder came into the boat. So what were seeing in a number of areas are pre-spawn, spawning and post-spawn bass. It doesnt get any better than this.Guide trips I had a couple of guide trips last week and one so far this week and we caught some really nice sh. We caught a number of veand six-pound sh last week in very shallow water. Most were caught on a spinnerbait or in-line spinner with a swim bait in 6 of water. We had a couple of bigger sh on Rage Craws ippin the reeds, but werent able to get them to the boat. On Tuesday of this week, I went out with Bud Kammerman and his son Mike. We met around 8:30 a.m. and I wasnt in any hurry to get to the lake. The past couple of weeks weve done much better in the afternoon, after the water warms up, than we have in the morning. This trip proved no different. I caught one small bass around 11 a.m., and after trying four different spots, we nally started getting some quality bites around 1 p.m. Throwing a swimjig, I caught a nice seven pounder in about four feet of water, 400 yards out from Mallards. Mike picked up a solid three pounder and missed another sh before we moved to another spot. From 2:30 to about 4 p.m., we caught and released another 10 or 11 bass, a couple well over six and seven pounds respectively. The biggest bass of the day nailed my swim jig and came right to the boat. I didnt think she was that big as I tried to reel in the line and catch up with her. I knew I had a poor hook set, and as I struggled to tighten my line, the bass was already boatside and with one nal leap, she spit my jig back at me. Hard to guess how big a bass is when you lose them (and everyone estimates them bigger than they probably were, and Im no exception), but this bass was bigger than any we had boated for the day. I told the guys that it was just a quick live-release.Friends of Istokpoga Big Bass TournamentSaturday, March 15, the Friends of Istokpoga are hosting a Big Bass Tournament on Lake Istokpoga. Entry fee is $25 per per son, up to three people per boat, live-bait or articial and limited to 25 boats. The tournament will go out of the State Park Boat Launch on Rt. 98 at rst light until 2 p.m. We currently have eight boats registered. Participants must be members of The Friends of Istokpoga ($7 annual membership fee until March 1, then $10). There is a 100-percent payback with 60 percent going to rst place, 25 for second and 15 for third. Only one sh can be weighed in per person and the three biggest win. If you love this lake as many of us do, come out and join us in this fun tournament. We dont need much of an excuse to have a tour nament, but this is a really good cause. Becoming members of the Friends of Istokpoga is an investment in the future of this lake. If you cant make the tournament, at least become a member. Sign up now at REDS II Fishing Tackle at 3603 Sebring Parkway. Registration is limited to 25 boats and must be completed prior to Friday, March 14, at 5 p.m. I will be the tournament director. If you have any questions, give me a call.Sebring BassmastersThe Sebring BassMasters will hold its third tour nament of the year on Sunday, March 9, on Lake Josephine. Anyone interested in becoming a member, please give me a call.Highlands Bass ClubThe Highlands Bass Club will be holding their second tournament of the year on Saturday, March 8, on Lake Huntley. Anyone interested in more information can call directors Ly Nguyen at (863) 381-2310 or Joel Walkup at (863) 381-9649.Don Norton is a professional tournament bass sherman, bass shing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service shing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-2734998 or by email at dnorton13@ Visit his REDS FISHING facebook page or his website at or stop by the store to see him anytime. BASS FROM PAGE A9 Gunner Smoak followed with the tie-breaker, a single to bring LaRosa in and nudge the Dragons ahead 7-6. Mason then worked around a pair of walks and a sacrice in the bottom of the seventh, getting a elders choice and a grounder to second to clinch Lake Placids rst district win. Up in Lakeland at McKeels Henley Field, however, Avon Park suffered a similar fate to Frostproof as a furious seventh-inning rally handed the Dev ils their rst district loss. Like the Dragons, Avon Park drew rst blood on a Mykel Gordon RBI single in the rst. They added another in the second when J.C. Cobb singled, stole second, moved to third on a Trey Frazier ground out and came in on a passed ball for a 2-0 lead. It held into the fourth, when the host Wildcats scratched for a run to cut the lead in half. But in the top of the seventh, it looked as if Avon Park had blown it open to secure the win. With two out, Luis Mar tinez worked a walk and went to second when Alfred Brown reached on an error. Both runners came home when Tyrone Per ry ripped a triple to rightcenter. Gordon was then hit by a pitch and stole second before Mason Jahna singled laced a single to right for two more and making it a 6-1 lead. But the roof caved in during the bottom of the fth when the rst three McKeel batters reached on a single, walk and hit by pitch. The next two batters singled and doubled, respectively, to plate three runs, with another soon coming in on a sacrice y to center. A Clark Grenfell double to left-center plated the tying run with Grenfell then stealing third to put the winning run just 90 feet away. It stayed there on a ground out to short, but a hard grounder from the next batter couldnt be elded cleanly and Grenfell came sprinting across with the clincher. The evenings results create a log-jam atop the District 9-4A standings with Avon Park, McKeel and Mulberry all standing at 2-1, with Lake Placid and Frostproof each at 1-2. But things will be working themselves out as the district schedule continues tonight with the Devils hosting Mulberry and the Dragons getting a visit from McKeel. SPLIT FROM PAGE A9A pop-up down the right-eld line fell for a single, with the runner moving to third as the next two batters were retired. But on a pick-off attempt at third, the catchers throw caromed off the runner and into left eld, allowing him to race home. Struck soon ended the inning with a strike out. Sebring would add an insurance run off reliever Shane Shifett in the bottom of the sixth. Austin singled and, one out later, stole second. He moved to third on Pecks smashed single into left and came in on a sacrice y by Matt Portis. Struck then worked through a scoreless seventh to seal the deal and open the district calender with the win. The kids really did a good job tonight, head coach Jayson DeWitt said. We worked on hitting with runners in scoring position yesterday in practice and they really did well with that tonight. We still have to clean some things up defensively and they will, he continued. This is such a great group the come to practice every day ready to work. That work will continue tonight as the Streaks play host to the Class 7A War hawks of Seminole. STREAKS FROM PAGE A9 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Everett Hurst pitched ve innings of one-hit ball Tuesday, walking one and striking out four in the Blue Streaks win over Lemon Bay. AREA GOLF SCORES Golf Hammock The Golf Hammock Ladies played Low Gross/Low Net on Wednes day, March 5. Low Gross in the First Flight went to Ruth Harris with an 86, while Laura Kebberly nish second with 92. Ruth Kirk was third with 100. Low Net in the ight went to Flor ence Towell with a 67. Carol Troup and Anne Coffee each came in with 68s with a match of cards giving Troup second and Cof fee third. Low Gross in Second Flight went to Cinday Dall with a 104. Betty Clarke was second at 106 and Joyce Stanley third with a 108. Jo Thornburg had Low Net with a 69, with Gladys Zitelli taking sec ond with 71 and Nancy Senior third with 77. Last Monday, March 3, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points. Fred Latshaw took rst place in A group with +4, Gary Towell was in second with +2, and there was a three-way tie for third between Doug Brewer, Jim Gulick and Ken Hore all at +1. In B group, Less Campbell came in rst with +4, while second went to Roger Culberson at +1, and third to Taff Brown at -1. C group had Dana Smith taking rst with +5 and there was a tie between Danny Geier and Paul Brown II for sec ond place at +2. In D group, rst place went to Gary Galle who scored +5, Joe Hyzny took second with +2, and third went toJack Stafford at -1. Craig Morris took rst in E group with +7, Bob Watson placed second with +3, and third went to Billy Parr and Ed Northrup both at +2. F group saw Howard Brown take rst with +5, Second went to Bobby Culbert at +2, and there was a tie for third be tween Jim Daigneault and Delbert Nel son at +1. There was a tie for rst in G group be tween Paul Skidmore and Bob Hughes at +4, and Doug Haire and Wayne Meyer tied for second with +1. In H group, Wayne Schultz took rst with +7, Bob Wimmers took second with +3, and Terry Yandle and Jerry Patterson tied for third with +2. I group had Jack Bardelli taking rst with +3, Jerry Hodges in second with +2, and there was a three-way tie at -1 between Bill Young, Jerry Linsley, and Bob Morrison. Greg Brewer took rst in J group with +5, second went to Ginny McVey at +3, and Bob Colandrea took third with +2. In K group, Ozzie Bergroth took rst with +8, Jerry Edwards was in second with +7, and third went to Ron Geoque with +4. L groups Jean Terrell took rst with +5, followed by a three-way tie for second at +3 between Joan Hebert, Jim Ruscher and Mary Linsley. Next Monday, March 10, the Mezza Group will continue to play beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early due to a big eld of players. For more information, call Pete at 3821280.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played a One Best Ball Front, Two Best Balls Back event on Wednesday, March 5. Bob Bauman, Ed Bartusch, Wayne Wood and Lane Capp shot a -25 for the win, with a match of cards needed to decide a tie at -23. The team of John Goble, Russ Isaacs, Gene Ransom and Tom Bramos got the nod for second while Harry Bentz, Frank Fisher, John Rosettis and Dick McArdle settled for third. Rosettis had closest to the pin on No. 2. The Womens Association played a Two Person Blind Draw, Low Net event on Tuesday, March 4. Bobbie Miller and Narola Rosenberg teamed up to card a 140 for the win, with Sue Mackey and Carol Olsen scoring a 150 for second. Karen Wallin and Judy Thompson got the better of the card match with their 151 to take third while Handan Schneider and Von Lacys 151 got them fourth. At 152, Barb McArdle and Pat Haas nished fth. Mackey had closest to the pin on No. 11, hitting to 17-feet, 3-inches. A Two-Man Blind Draw, low net, event was played on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Taking rst, with a 130, was the pairing of John Moss and Darrell Gardner, with the duo of Russ Isaacs and Bob Bauman ve back for second. Coming in with a 138 for third were Ed Bartusch and Jack Marceau, while Dan King and John Rosettis were fourth with 141. Moss had closest to the pin on the day at No. 11. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Womens Association nished up their three-day Club Championship. When the net total of the three days was settled, Sue Mackey came away as the club champ with a 270. Winning Flight A was Judy Thompson with a 288, Alice Blitzer won Flight B with 291 and Janice Geiger took Flight C with 358. Hit Club included Elston Hedges (two doubles, two home runs), Bill DeSte fano, Kyle Saunders (two doubles), Norm Grubbs and Ron Hanisch. In a battle for rst place, Yates (6-0) retained their unblemished record when Joe Alviano stroked a two-out, walk-off single to plate the winning run in a 16-15 triumph over Central Security (4-2). Yates fell behind 11-4 before rallying in the late innings to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Bill Gallagher (triple, home run) had four hits for Yates. Both Howard Car ney and Darrel Richards logged a single, double and triple. For The Securitymen, Dick Cook slugged three doubles, and a quintet of hitters recorded three hits each. For further league information, visit lpsoftball. com. SENIORS FROM PAGE A9 M C Y K


A12 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 TODAYBreezy with clouds breaking74 / 48Winds: W at 10-20 mphNice with plenty of sun75 / 54Winds: NE at 4-8 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny and pleasant79 / 58Winds: NNE at 3-6 mphSUNDAYNice with plenty of sunshine82 / 59Winds: W at 3-6 mphMONDAYPartly sunny83 / 64Winds: WSW at 4-8 mphTUESDAY High ............................................ 12:55 a.m. Low ............................................... 6:53 a.m. High .............................................. 1:05 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:20 p.m. High .............................................. 7:33 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:39 a.m. High .............................................. 5:30 p.m. Low ............................................. 10:46 a.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.88 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 83 Low Sunday ........................................... 48 High Monday ......................................... 85 Low Monday .......................................... 51 High Tuesday ......................................... 84 Low Tuesday .......................................... 54 High Wednesday .................................... 86 Low Wednesday ..................................... 63 Relative humidity .................................. 49% Expected air temperature ....................... 73 Makes it feel like .................................... 73 Monday ............................................... 30.02 Tuesday ............................................... 29.96 Wednesday ......................................... 29.88 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.00 Year to date ......................................... 4.87Sunrise 6:44 a.m. 6:43 a.m. Sunset 6:31 p.m. 6:31 p.m. Moonrise 11:11 a.m. 11:59 a.m. Moonset 12:02 a.m. 12:54 a.m.Albuquerque 67/39/pc 54/34/pc 62/38/s Atlanta 56/43/r 70/47/s 67/47/pc Baltimore 40/30/r 55/36/pc 46/31/c Birmingham 61/44/pc 71/46/s 67/48/pc Boston 38/28/pc 44/27/pc 36/26/c Charlotte 41/32/i 65/41/s 67/39/pc Cheyenne 40/21/r 48/29/pc 64/39/pc Chicago 42/23/pc 31/16/sn 40/31/s Cleveland 45/29/s 37/22/sn 42/32/pc Columbus 52/33/s 48/25/c 46/35/pc Dallas 69/49/pc 57/41/t 63/48/c Denver 43/23/r 51/34/pc 73/41/pc Detroit 39/28/pc 35/18/sf 34/30/pc Harrisburg 39/26/c 44/30/c 43/31/pc Honolulu 82/69/sh 78/69/pc 81/70/pc Houston 68/49/pc 72/53/c 65/53/c Indianapolis 50/31/s 44/24/c 48/36/s Jackson, MS 62/43/s 72/46/pc 72/46/c Kansas City 53/28/c 40/27/c 59/37/s Lexington 56/34/s 56/31/pc 51/38/pc Little Rock 59/40/s 64/42/c 63/47/pc Los Angeles 77/53/s 84/56/s 85/59/pc Louisville 57/36/s 57/32/c 54/41/pc Memphis 59/44/s 68/43/pc 61/49/pc Milwaukee 40/21/pc 30/15/c 38/31/pc Minneapolis 32/8/i 22/18/pc 40/29/pc Nashville 59/37/s 66/39/pc 59/42/pc New Orleans 61/48/s 68/53/pc 72/54/c New York City 42/34/c 51/35/pc 43/32/c Norfolk 46/39/r 57/41/s 51/38/c Oklahoma City 66/41/pc 47/31/r 63/39/pc Philadelphia 44/34/c 54/36/pc 45/31/c Phoenix 81/59/pc 80/57/s 81/56/s Pittsburgh 48/33/s 48/25/c 42/32/pc Portland, ME 35/21/pc 40/19/c 31/16/c Portland, OR 61/40/c 61/50/r 61/44/r Raleigh 39/34/i 64/40/s 64/38/pc Rochester 40/28/s 38/22/sf 32/29/pc St. Louis 60/34/pc 46/29/c 60/41/s San Francisco 65/47/pc 67/50/pc 66/54/r Seattle 57/42/c 58/49/r 57/42/r Wash., DC 42/31/r 58/39/pc 50/37/c Cape Coral 76/51/pc 76/56/s 81/60/pc Clearwater 68/52/pc 72/58/s 76/60/pc Coral Springs 81/57/pc 76/62/s 79/65/pc Daytona Beach 66/47/pc 69/51/s 75/54/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 81/58/pc 76/65/s 79/67/pc Fort Myers 76/52/pc 77/57/s 82/62/pc Gainesville 61/37/pc 72/47/s 75/50/pc Hollywood 81/57/pc 76/61/s 79/62/pc Homestead AFB 81/57/pc 75/61/s 79/63/pc Jacksonville 56/39/pc 69/47/s 74/51/pc Key West 79/65/pc 73/66/s 78/68/pc Miami 81/59/pc 77/65/s 79/66/pc Okeechobee 76/52/pc 74/54/s 77/56/pc Orlando 71/48/pc 74/53/s 80/57/pc Pembroke Pines 81/57/pc 76/61/s 80/62/pc St. Augustine 60/45/pc 65/51/s 72/54/pc St. Petersburg 68/52/pc 73/56/s 77/60/pc Sarasota 70/49/pc 73/55/s 77/58/pc Tallahassee 56/39/pc 72/42/s 74/48/pc Tampa 68/49/pc 73/52/s 77/58/pc W. Palm Bch 80/56/pc 75/62/s 78/63/pc Winter Haven 71/48/pc 74/55/s 79/58/pc Acapulco 91/71/pc 89/72/pc 90/70/pc Athens 61/52/sh 58/47/sh 54/45/pc Beirut 76/69/s 83/61/pc 70/58/t Berlin 53/37/pc 54/39/pc 61/42/s Bermuda 70/66/r 73/62/sh 68/61/pc Calgary 37/25/pc 43/21/c 50/28/pc Dublin 47/37/pc 55/45/sh 51/33/sh Edmonton 19/9/pc 38/21/pc 41/22/c Freeport 78/64/pc 74/65/s 75/65/pc Geneva 58/33/s 61/36/s 64/36/s Havana 84/56/pc 83/58/s 84/56/s Hong Kong 68/64/c 72/61/c 65/61/sh Jerusalem 79/62/pc 76/54/pc 65/48/sh Johannesburg 72/57/t 73/58/t 73/57/t Kiev 43/32/c 45/33/pc 46/31/s London 57/43/sh 61/45/pc 64/43/s Montreal 32/28/s 32/12/sn 27/16/sn Moscow 35/23/c 39/31/s 42/30/s Nice 65/53/s 65/52/s 66/52/s Ottawa 33/23/pc 33/4/sf 26/14/sn Quebec 28/18/pc 30/3/sn 21/1/c Rio de Janeiro 82/72/t 81/73/r 85/75/c Seoul 41/26/s 46/28/pc 45/24/pc Singapore 90/75/pc 90/75/pc 91/75/pc Sydney 82/68/pc 79/66/pc 79/68/t Toronto 37/25/c 35/14/pc 28/23/pc Vancouver 51/46/c 49/45/r 54/44/r Vienna 51/38/pc 56/40/s 58/38/s Warsaw 45/34/pc 49/32/pc 50/35/s Winnipeg 13/-10/s 17/16/pc 35/21/pc Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Low pressure tracking up the East Coast will deliver rain from Georgia to the Delmarva Peninsula today with some sleet mixing in for a time in the morning from northwestern North Carolina to central Virginia. This could cause a slippery commute for those traveling along the I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond, Va. High pressure will spare the Northeast of this rain as milder weather moves over the region. Dry weather will also be the story over the southern Plains. National Forecast for March 7 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Clouds giving way to some sun and breezy today. Clear to partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Nice tomorrow with plenty of sun. Sunday: partly sunny and pleasant. Monday: nice with plenty of sunshine. An ice storm in Iowa on March 7, 1990, caused $60 million in damage. Power loss for over a quarter of a million people was included in the damages. Clouds giving way to some sun and breezy today. Winds west 10-20 mph. Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 60% and fair drying conditions. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. First Full Last New Mar 8 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 56/39 61/37 64/40 66/47 71/48 71/48 68/49 68/52 68/52 70/49 76/52 76/54 76/52 80/56 81/58 81/59 56/39 59/43 60/46 74/48 74/48 75/50 76/48 76/48 76/50 79/65 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 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


LIVING BFriday, March 7, 2014 Transporting Your TreasuresChoosing a moving truck for your DIY move is one of the biggest decisions youll make. When weighing your options, bear these tips in mind: Look for a reputable com pany with a strong track record of customer satisfaction, exible reservation and cancellation policies, and emergency-friendly services such as 24-hour roadside assistance. Choose the right size of truck to accommodate your possessions. Too small, and items may be shoved in too tightly; too big leaves room for items to shift during transport. Either way can result in preventable damage. Determine what truck features youll need: at oor, loading ramp/lift, towing equipment or other amenities. Dont forget cruise control, climate control and seating options to ensure a comfortable ride.Major AppliancesCheck with the dealer for any special moving instructions. Remove loose t tings and acces sories, and pack them separately. Tie down, tape or wedge all movable parts and doors, and pad the ex terior well.BooksUse small boxes so they wont be too heavy. To protect the spines, pack books at, alter nating bindings. Fill empty spac es with wadded paper and reinforce the box bottoms with extra tape.Bureaus and DressersFill drawers with small breakable items, and cushion them with loose clothes. Se cure drawers with a pad or blanket (tape can remove the nish) and tie with rope. Do not overload drawers with heavy items. Paint and FlammablesDont move paint and ammables, such as alcohol, solvents, lighter uid, ammu nition and greasy mops or rags. Dispose of them properly instead.Dishes and GlassesIndividually wrap each piece in plastic before protective newspaper to minimize dishwash ing later. Place saucers, plates and platters on edge not stacked at. Place cups and bowls inside each other; wrapping three to four in a bundle. Fill empty box space with wadded-up news paper.LampsDisassemble and pack small bases in dresser drawers surrounded by loose clothing. Pack large bases in boxes stuffed with wadded paper. Box shades individu ally in boxes with plenty of tissue paper; avoid newspaper it will smudge. Always pack light bulbs separately.Mirrors, Paintings and PrintsWrap small items in paper and pack in boxes. For larger glass-faced frames and mirrors, use bubble packing and corru gated cardboard to create a case and tape well to secure. Mark glass or fragile on the box, and always load and store on end.Radios, TVs and ComputersBox upright and make sure items are well padded on all sides, with extra lay ers on TV and monitor screens. Surround console-size equipment with furniture pads; move and load upright.Tools and Gardening EquipmentDrain hoses, coil and pack in boxes. Fill remaining space with lawn sprinklers, small garden hand tools and so forth. Tie rakes, shovels and other long-handled tools together with rope or tape.FAMILY FEATURES Whether youve bought a new house or are renting an apartment, you know that nding the perfect place to call home is just the beginning. Before you can settle in and begin enjoying your new surroundings, you have to actually get all of your stuff packed and moved. In todays tightened economy, more and more people are opting for DIY moves. Not only can personally overseeing your move save money, it can give you a sense of security from having a hands-on role in managing how all your pos sessions are handled. Do-it-yourselfers are becoming the norm for residential moves, and with the right planning, managing a move yourself can really pay off, said Don Mikes, Senior Vice President of Rental for Penske Truck Leasing. You can save time by buying boxes ahead of time, and some companies even offer the abil ity to purchase boxes and other supplies online. Be sure to label all boxes so its easy to put them in the right room when you arrive. Above all, plan ahead. Reserve your truck early and begin packing nonessential items as soon as possible. Give yourself time to sort items for donation or a garage sale. Prepare a moving-day kit, including directions, map, GPS, checkbook, credit cards, IDs, eyeglasses, sun glasses, prescription drugs, ashlight, water, snacks, games for kids, and old and new house keys. With the right preparation, you can turn the daunting task of a DIY move into a done deal and get on with enjoying your new digs. For additional moving tips and information to make your moving day run smoothly, visit www. 101You can set yourself up for a hassle-free move and keep your possessions safe by carefully and properly packing your belongings. The experts at Penske offer these tips to get you started:Photo courtesy of Getty Images ReligionB5Healthy LivingB3 M C Y K


B2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, March 7, 2014 B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 PUZZLE CORNER Solution on B8Dear Abby: As a child, I was sexually, physical ly and mentally abused. As an adult, I suffered sev eral miscarriages and two of my children died as in fants. I have two living children, ages 9 and 16. It should be no surprise that I turned to food for comfort; I ate myself to a whopping 420 pounds. After my marriage end ed in a bitter divorce, I decided it was time for a complete makeover. I have lost more than 200 pounds. Because of my weight loss, I have gained better health, more ener gy, a better outlook on life and almost 36 pounds of baggy skin. With this much excess skin, Im sure you can imagine that I bring a whole new mean ing to the word skinny. Insurance will not help with skin removal. Burn centers use skin from ca davers, so I cant donate it to a good cause. I view myself as an overcomer of many things. I just need assistance in overcom ing this oversized birthday suit. Can you please advise? Left Hanging in ColoradoDear Left Hanging: I addressed your question to prominent Los Ange les plastic surgeon Joel Aronowitz, who suggests you start calling around to universities that offer plastic surgery residen cies. Its possible a resident could perform your surgery under the supervi sion of an experienced attending physician and you would pay a lower rate for the procedure than you would be charged by a pri vate physician. He also told me that in surance should pay for the excision of skin in ar eas where it overlaps with other skin because it could be medically nec essary if it causes rashes or infections that are giv ing you problems. If this is documented by an expe rienced plastic surgeon, those areas of your body might be covered by your insurance. Many people nance their plastic surgeries through companies that specialize in this. The doc tors patient coordinator can direct you to one that works with the practice. However, I would advise you to wait until you have lost ALL of the weight you intend to before getting anything done. Dear Abby: About 10 years ago I became in volved with a man I later found out was married. It was hard for me, but I ended the relationship and ceased all contact with him because I didnt want to be the cause of a broken family. Since then, I no longer think of myself as a good person, Abby. I cant for get that I was the other woman, and I feel horri ble about it. I have tried my best to keep my nose clean. I returned to college to complete a degree, and I avoid the dating scene. I graduated with good grades, but with all the free time I have now, I re alize how lonely I am. The majority of my friends are married or in long-term relationships. I visit with them less and less because it reminds me of my aching to have a special someone. Im tired of hating myself and feel ing lonely, but Im afraid Ill mess up again. Do you have any advice? Miserable in Killeen, TexasDear Miserable: Yes. Please stop feeling guilty and ogging yourself for what happened. In a sense, you were as much a victim of this cheater as his wife was. Instead, thank your lucky stars that he didnt waste more of your time. While I understand why youd question your judg ment or have some trust issues, by avoiding all contact with men, you have gone too far. If nec essary, talk this through with a religious adviser or a licensed mental health professional. If you do, it will help you more quickly get on with your life.. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Woman seeks way to shed the shell of her former self DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips Warner Bros. PicturesLena Headey stars as Queen Gorgo and Sullivan Stapleton stars as Themistocles in : Rise of an Empire. JAKE CO Y LEAP Film WriterThe glistening abs are back in : Rise of an Empire, and theyve been doing crunches. Like its forerunner, the 2007 hit , Rise of an Empire again plunges us into bloody, hyper-stylized Greek history: mythology with muscles. The com puter-generated warfare franchise is now a third of the way to a six-pack. Made clearly to capi talize on the popularity of , Rise of an Em pire is something like collected behind-the-scenes from the Persian invasion featured in . Where as the rst lm chronicled, ab by ab, the Spartans he roic stand in the Battle of Thermopylae against Xe rxess Persian invasion, Rise of an Empire is about the concurrent na val ght, the Battle of Ar temisium. This may be war by sea, but the ingredients of are largely unal tered. An outnumbered band of Greeks staves off a tyrannical Persian army below roiling skies of red and gray. Manly honor is fetishized to a comical degree. Blood spills like soup. These two lms, very much intertwined, pro voke a number of questions: Did everyone forget their shirts? Is this a work out video? Or is this just the most absurdly ridicu lous thing ever? Yes and no. In Rise of an Empire, Zack Snyder moves from the directors chair to producer (and co-screenwriter with Kurt Johnstad), leaving Noam Murro to helm the lm. But Snyders imprint is un mistakable, with his visual style carried over, mimick ing the extremes of Frank Millers comic book illus trations (the inspiration of both movies). These are easy lms to make fun of. Its why per haps the best thing to come out of was the viral video Its Raining Men, a clip of the mov ies Mediterranean men in various states of brother ly togetherness, set to the disco tune. But theyre also precise ly the movies they seek to be: Some kind of grand ly warped, excessively heightened dream of mythical battle. Its as if Douglas Sirk made a com bat video game. At least its the wom en who reign in Rise of an Empire, though one wouldnt expect that given its seconds into the lm when naked breasts make their rst gratuitous ap pearance. The male actors here Sullivan Stapleton as the Greek hero Themis tokles, Santoro, back as the bronzed Xerxes are easily outdone by the fe males. There is Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey of Game of Thrones) lordly presiding over Sparta. But as Persian commander Artemisia, Eva Green rules ferocious ly over the lm. She drives the Persians with a warriors desper ate thirst for revenge and a stare that makes the men of her army cower. Its like a reckoning of the macho multitudes of . She single-handed ly spoils the landscape of manly torsos. : Rise of an Empire, a Warner Bros. Pictures release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Associa tion of America for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some lan guage. Running time: 102 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http// abs strike back in 300 sequelMOVIE REVIEW CRITI C S RATING: M C Y K


Friday, March 7, 2014 DAILY COMMERCIAL B3 www.newssun.comFriday, March 7, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 MARIA CHENGAssociated PressLONDON Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organiza tion says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total cal ories half of what the agency previously rec ommended, according to new draft guidelines pub lished Wednesday. After a review of about 9,000 studies, WHOs ex pert panel says dropping sugar intake to that level will combat obesity and cavities. That includes sugars added to foods and those present in hon ey, syrups and fruit juices, but not those occurring naturally in fruits. Dr. Francesco Branca, WHOs director for nutri tion, conceded the new target was somewhat as pirational. We should aim for 5 percent if we can ... but 10 percent is more realistic, he said in a news confer ence on Wednesday. Americans and others in the West eat a lot more sugar than that: Their av erage sugar intake would have to drop by two-thirds to meet WHOs suggest ed limit. WHOs new guidelines have been published on line and the agency is inviting the public to comment via its website until the end of March. Many doctors applaud ed the U.N. agencys attempt to limit the global sweet tooth. The less sugar youre eating, the better, said Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor of pediatrics at the Uni versity of California and author of a book about the dangers of sugar. If the sugar threshold is low ered, I think breakfast cereal is going to have a really hard time justifying its existence, he said, refer ring to sweetened cereals often targeted to children. When WHO last revised its sugar guidelines more than a decade ago, it rec ommended sugar should be less than 10 percent of daily calories. The U.S. sugar industry was so in censed it lobbied Congress to threaten to withdraw millions of dollars in funding to WHO. A con tentious reference to the sugar limit was removed from a global diet strategy, but the recommendation passed. Lustig said WHOs new guidelines could alter the food environment by forc ing manufacturers to rethink how theyre using sugar in processed foods like bread, soups, pas ta sauces and even salad dressings. He called the amount of sugar in pro cessed food an absolute, unmitigated disaster. WHOs expert group found high sugar con sumption is strongly linked to obesity and tooth decay. It noted that heavy people have a high er risk of chronic diseases, responsible for more than 60 percent of global deaths. HEALT H Y LIVING Recently, I joined the 25 million American adults and children who live with some form of diabe tes. Estimated costs of di abetes annually are estimated at $245 billion. There are also an esti mated 79 million who are pre-diabetic mean ing they are at increased risk of developing diabe tes. 50 percent of Americans over the age of 65 are at risk. The YMCA website ( has an easy quiz for determining if you are at risk. Medicare, after a 10year trial, now pays for evidence-based, nation ally certied diabetes prevention programs. It is estimated that if even 3.5 percent of Medicare ben eciaries enroll, the savings would amount to $5 million annually. Diabetes is also asso ciated with circulation problems, nerves that do not work correctly often giving unpleasant sensa tions (dysesthesias) and vision problems. Twothirds of diabetics have increased blood pressure that can lead to an in creased risk of stroke and heart problems. What can you do be sides keeping your blood pressure down, and de creasing your sugar and bad cholesterol intake? Not all carbohydrates are bad. Fruits and veg etables that help you increase your ber intake are good. They help you feel full and lose weight. The American Diabe tes Association has a list of 10 super foods. These are high in nutrients with out increasing your sugar. They are berries, includ ing the strawberries that are currently in season here, dark leafy green veg etables (eat the latest food trend: collards), tomatoes, whole grains, sweet pota toes, beans, nuts, sh and citrus (support our local industry). Body fat makes insu lin work harder. Both diabetics and pre-diabetics will benet from losing weight. Avoid fad diets. Successful dieters, those that lose weight and keep it off, do so by gradually by changing eating habits. The YMCA ( and the American Dia betes Association ( have strategies for eating out, meal planning and recipes for everything from appetizers to des sert. Think of this as a chance to try new foods. Craig Claiborne, a noted food critic and chef, was told by his doctor that he needed to revise his diet or else die of a stroke or heart attack. Since he loved good food, he went in search of healthy reci pes. He published these in Craig Claibornes Gourmet Diet. It is out of print, but used copies are available on Amazon. Another good source is the Mayo clinic cook book, available from multiple sources. Many of their recipes are also available online. You do not have to be a gourmet cook or spend a lot of money to make healthier dishes. One of my favorites is making a sauce of chopped toma toes, garlic, onions and Italian spices. The last 10 minutes, I add fresh tila pia llets and serve over spinach and orzo pasta or rice. The nished dish not only looks appetizing but has four super foods (tomatoes, sh, spin ach and whole grain). My mother, who was not fond of spinach or sh, would request this dish. Start being less sweet in your eating and start on your healthier food adventure.Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Special ists offering specialty care close to home with a concentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. She is certied by the American Board of Orthopae dic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopae dic Surgeons. Dr. Carrs long list of achievements include being the areas only Orthopaedic Sur geon certied as a hand specialist. For more information, please vis it http://hand-shoulder-specialist. com or call (863) 382-7777. This information is not intended to diag nose, treat or cure your condition.You can be too sweet Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCTFoods like blueberries, quinoa, seaweed, walnuts, ker, apples, chiles, lentils, eggs, and romaine lettuce are a good base to a diet for a healthier lifestyle. GUE ST COLU M NDr. Diana Carr WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar Associated PressWASHINGTON A senior U.S. drug enforcement ofcial urged Congress and others Tuesday not to abandon scientif ic concerns over marijuana in favor of public opinion to legalize it, even as the Obama administra tion takes a hands-off approach in states where voters have made legal its sale and use. The deputy adminis trator for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Thomas Harrigan, testied Tuesday before a House oversight panel that easing laws governing marijuana threatens U.S. institutions. We should not aban don science and fact in favor of public opinion, Harrigan said. He echoed previous testimony from James Capra, DEAs chief of operations, who told a Senate panel in Janu ary that going down the path to legalization in this country is reckless and ir responsible. The subcommittee chairman, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said the country is in a state of conict and chaos right now over U.S. marijuana policy. In an election year that could tip the balance of power in Congress, some Republicans have accused the White House of cher ry-picking which federal laws to enforce. Lawmakers press White House, again, on pot rules M C Y K


B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 MIKE STOBBEAssociated PressATLANTA Home births have risen to their highest lev el in about four decades but are still only a fraction of all births, according to a new gov ernment report released Tuesday. A little more than 1 percent of U.S. births occur at home, the Centers for Disease Con trol and Prevention reported. Experts say they remain large ly a phenomenon of white women and those who live in remote areas. In the 20th century, births shifted from homes to hospi tals. Out-of-hospital deliver ies were down to 1 percent by 1969. But around 2004, they began inching up again and reached about 1.36 percent in 2012. That translates to about 35,000 births in homes and another 16,000 in freestanding, birth ing centers While more birthing cen ters have opened, perhaps the main driver was an increase in out-of-hospital births involv ing white mothers, said T.J. Mathews, one of the authors of the new report. The proportion of white moms delivering outside hos pitals rose to 1 in 49. For Hispanic, black and Asian mothers, it is around 1 in 200. Experts believe theres been a culture shift among many white women, who question high rates of cesarean sections in hospitals and have come to think of home births with mid wives as a preferable alternative. They are having conversa tions about it and inuencing each other, said Mathews, a CDC demographer. Alaska had the most out-ofhospital births about 1 in 17. Women in remote loca tions may not able to get to hospitals in time for delivery.Home births still rising HEALT H Y LIVING Cornerstone Hospice offers community education seriesSEBRING Help for caregivers and learning to manage shortness of breath are the remaining topics in a series of com munity lectures available to Highlands County residents. The seminars, led by Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care Clinical Community Educator Mary Bowers, are free. The lectures will be held from 2-3 p.m. on the following dates, at the Cornerstone Hospice of ce, 209 North Ridgewood Drive, Suite 3, in Sebring: Caregiver Anxiety and Stress (March 19) Learn about proven stress re duction techniques that can improve overall health and the ability to cope with the everyday chal lenges of being a caregiver. Information about local support services for care givers will also be available. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Managing Shortness of Breath (April 16) COPD includes emphysema and chron ic bronchitis. It is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and often causes years of uncomfortable and debilitating short ness of breath. Bowers will discuss and practice non-pharmacological in terventions proven helpful in treatment of shortness of breath that can be used by both patients and caregivers. Registration is request ed as space is limited. Call 382-4563 or email mbow support groups offeredChange of Pace offers support groups for care givers that are dealing with loved ones that have Alzheimers or another dementia. In Avon Park, the group meets weekly on Mondays at First Christian Church on Camphor Street (be hind the McDonald-s) from 10:30-11:30 a.m. In Sebring, they meet weekly on Thursday at Change of Pace (Sebring Christian Church), 4514 Hammock Road from 1-2 p.m. and every second and fourth Thursday in the evening from 6-7. In Lake Placid, they meet at Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., week ly on Tuesday from 10:3011:30 a.m. Call 382-1188.Parkinsons Group meets MondaySEBRING The Highlands County Parkinsons Disease Support Group will meet Monday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Sebring. The speaker will be Dennis Mungall, Ph.D. in pharmacy. Call 453-6589.Community outreach events plannedAce Homecare Community Outreach Activities for next week include: Monday 9 a.m., Rest Haven Assisted Living Facility (Zolfo Springs), Music and Motion; 10:30 a.m., Chatham Point Apartments (Wauchula), health fair. Wednesday 9 a.m., Faith Pentecostal House of God (Avon Park), health fair; 1 p.m., Pine Key Estates (Sebring), health fair. Thursday 10 a.m., Balmoral Assisted Living and Memory Care (Lake Placid), Music and Motion. Friday 10 a.m., Highlands Village Apartments (Sebring), health fair. All programs are free of charge and are open to the public. For more informa tion, call Ace Homecare at 385-7058. Comprehensive Homecare activities for next week include: Monday 6:30 a.m., Queen Palm Arc site, Sebring; 8 a.m., Hammock Estates, Sebring; 1 p.m., Crown Pointe Caregivers Support Group, Sebring; 2:30 p.m., Castle Hill, Avon Park. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., Lakeside Gardens, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Herons Landing, Lake Placid; 12:30 p.m., Groves of Victoria Park, Sebring. Wednesday 8 a.m., Neiberts, Sebring; 9 a.m., Palms Estates, Lorida. Thursday 6:30 a.m., Sunset Arc, Sebring; 9 a.m., Maranatha, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., Elks Lodge, Sebring. All sites are sponsored by each site. Guest speak ers from Comprehensive Homecare. All sites are open to the public. For in formation, call 214-6795. SNAP S HOT S HEALTH N E WSDear Pharmacist: I take Synthroid for my thyroid condi tion and also Wellbutrin for depression. I am in pretty good health oth er than my hair still coming out, and I have cold hands and feet, but I feel bet ter overall. What else can I take or do to help myself?-R.P., Boston, Mass.Answer: It sounds like your getting somewhere but not fast enough. The symptoms you de scribe are commonly associated with low thyroid. I suggest you ask your doctor for added support. By that, I mean a slight dosage increase, or a different medication altogether and/or supplements. Lets talk about this more. Synthroid contains synthetic thyroxine (T4). Its pure T4 and its a bio-identical match to our own natural thyroid hormone. Some people can easily con vert that drug to its active form called T3, but not everyone. The problem is that in people with depression, they have a very hard time converting T4 to ac tive T3 which is what your cells are starving for. It sounds like this could be happening to you. Its what I call being thyroid sick as opposed to hypothy roidism which is where your gland fails you. There are ways to overcome this: One way is to switch to a nat ural dessicated thyroid (NDT) drug such as Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid or WP Thyroid (very clean ingredients). Since NDT drugs are combinations of T4 and T3, youll probably get better results. Another way is to take a T3 drug with your Synthroid each morning (two pills). This of fers the active T3 to your body which could ease your depres sion and other symptoms. T3 drugs are compounded at spe cial pharmacies and you can buy a readymade brand called Cytomel at any pharmacy. Yet another way to help improve T4 to T3 conversion is to take natural herbs and vitamins that help your body acti vate the Synthroid. Im thinking of a high-quality trace mineral formula that contains zinc, magnesium and so forth. Selenium is particularly impor tant because it improves T3 activation while reducing antibodies that would otherwise destroy your thyroid gland. Here are tips for everyone: Wear a thyroid collar when ever you get a chest X ray, or any X ray where your thyroid gland is exposed to the radia tion. Your thyroid is extremely sensitive to radiation so do whatever you can to pro tect it. Before you become pregnant, have your thyroid checked properly. Hypothyroidism is a risk factor for infertili ty, premature birth, low birth weight, miscarriage and poor fetal neurological develop ment. I often hear a person describe obvious symptoms of hypo thyroidism several weeks or months after surgery. This is termed non-thyroidal ill ness and it happens after sur gery. Its detrimental to not treat this condition. Your cells could be starving (what I call thyroid sick) even though your TSH test is normal so if you feel hypothyroid despite a normal lab test, ask for a tri al course of medicine and see how you respond.Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharma cist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. suzycohen. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition.How to make Synthroid work better DEA R P HA RM A CIS TSuzy Cohen MCTA little more than 1 percent of births in the United State are at home rather than in a hospital and most of them are in remote areas. WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obamas budget pushes Health and Human Ser vices spending over $1 trillion for the rst time, reecting an aging population adding to the Medicare rolls, as well as expanded coverage for younger people through the new health law. Released Tuesday, the HHS budget for the 2015 scal year calls for just over $1 trillion, which budget ofcials said is a new milestone for the department. HHS runs Medicare, Medicaid and the insur ance expansion in Obamas health overhaul law, which together provide coverage for about 1 in 3 Americans. Its growing prominence in the fed eral budget reects the rise of benet programs, which now account for more than two-thirds of all government spending. And the trillion-dollar HHS budget left out a signicant chunk of spending: another $60 bil lion for tax credits to nance private coverage under the health care law was included in the Treasury Departments budget, since those ben ets are delivered through the Internal Revenue Service.Health care agency passes $1 trillion milestone M C Y K


www.newssun.comFriday, March 7, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 R ELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church SEBRING Deacon David Thoresen will lead the service on Sunday. Mid-Week Lenten Service is every Wednesday with soup and sandwiches at 6 p.m. and the service at 7 p.m. St. Patricks Day party will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $5 per person. Music Director Jim Helwig will open the party with his special medley of old and new tunes. The menu will be corned beef and cab bage and Irish potatoes. Bring a side dish. Proceeds will go towards establishing a water well in a third world country.Avon Park Christian Church AVON PARK Pastor Greg Ratliff will bring a message Sunday from the sermon series Is Something On Fire? The church will be host ing The Back Porch Revival bluegrass band Sunday at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible study will continue in the Ecclesiastes. Avon Park Christian Church motto is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email The church website is www.avonparkchristian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Promise of New at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of the Brethren SEBRING Pastor David Smalley will preach Sunday from Romans 12:1-2. The title of his ser mon will be Surrender and Renewal. The theme for Sunday will be Beginning Again. The scripture will be from Genesis 6:5-9:17. The Messenger Class will meet in the confer ence room and contin ue their studies from The Messenger. Call 385-1597. Emmanuel United Church of Christ SEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the ser mon, Led by the Spirit; Attended by Angels, from Matthew 1:1-11 on Sunday. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanue Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Sunday morning, Pastor Bill Cole will be preaching What Makes Christians Different? from the book of Romans and Sunday evening he will preach Daylight! Saving Time from the Gospel of John. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave. The church website is www.faithbap or call 465-0060.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Sunday morning, Rev. Jon Beck will be preaching What is the Gospel? The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more infor mation call 863-453-6681 or email info@fbcap.netFirst Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Pastor Kevin Ahrens will be preaching We are in the Army of the Lord Sunday morning and evening. The church will welcome Great Day Ministry for a concert of gospel music with some contemporary touches. First Baptist Lake Josephine is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive. For direc tions or more information, please call the church of ce at 655-1524.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Jeff Taylors message will be titled Spiritual Maturity. The church group OASIS (Older Adults Sharing In Service) meets every Tuesday and Thursday. The church is at the cor ner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. Call the church of ce at 465-5126 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.First Christian Church of SebringSEBRING Sunday message by Pastor Ron Norton will be Content in What We Have from Philippians 4:8-13 Greeting the congre gation will be Peggy Plymers. Elders will be Elisa Crothers and Lynne Warman. Deacons and servers will be Mike and Carol Graves, Rogers Sands and Richard Neff The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peer will preach Sunday on Gods Ways from Exodus 14:21-27. The Dorcas Sewing Circle and Bonclarken Gift Workshop will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107 for information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is en titled What You Are and What You Do based on Matthew 4:18-22. The choirs introit will be Thou Art Worthy and the anthem It is Well with My Soul. The adult Sunday school class is using the de nominational quarter ly. The theme this quarter is the Gospel of Matthew. Sundays lesson is en titled Wonders in the Wilderness based on Matthew 14:13-36. Youth Group will meet at the Johnsons home Sunday evening for a meal, a short Bible study, games and crafts. On Wednesday morn ing, Pastor Johnson will lead Bible study from the book What is Spiritual Warfare? The church is located at 215 E. Circle St. Call 4533242 or visit www.avon Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Your Reputation Matters with scripture from: I Thessalonians 4:912. The service will include a skit and singing by Alan Warchak. Tuesday night adult Bible study is taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Wednesday night supper is served by Barbra Kelly and Dorothy Newton and young adult and childrens programs are taught by George Kelly, Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haas will preach on the subject: Journey To The Cross Jesus Tempted. The Scripture lesson is from Matthew 4:1-11. Lake Placid Health Care worship service is Sunday afternoon with Pastor Jerry McCauley preaching on the subject, The Holy Spirit. The Church is behind the tower at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled Forgiveness, Greater than Temptation and is based on Romans 5:12-19. New Beginnings Church of Sebring is a Bibleoriented, non-denomina tional church led by Pastor Gary Kindle. The church meets at the Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. Call 835-2405.New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church SEBRING Pastor Luke John Willitz will preach on the subject of Satan Tempts from Matthew 4:1-11 on Sunday. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS/WELS) is at 3725 Hammock Road. Call 385-2293.Parkway Free Will Baptist Church SEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Son of David, is taken from Psalm 89 and Matthew 1. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 382-3552St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Ronald De Genaro Jr.s sermon topic will be Crime and Punishment. Biblical reference is from Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7. Special to the News-SunJill Badonsky, an inspirational humorist and author from Cali fornia, will speak at Emmanuel United Church of Christ at the corner of Hammock Road and Hope Street in Sebring. Badonsky will be at the church fellowship hall at 2 p.m. Thursday for this free couple of hours of fun and entertain ment. Badonsky is a creativity coaching pioneer., inspiration al humorist, artist and founder of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching, a coaching model that guides individuals by using unprecedented approaches to busting through blocks to cre ative joy. She has been a creativity coach and consultant since 1996 and specializes in con sulting lm makers, storytellers, stand-up comedians, and coaching writers, artists and anyone wanting to live life with more creative thought, action and fulllment. She is a nationally recognized workshop leader and author of The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Exis tence, and the award-winning, The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder. Badonsky is a multimedia art ist/illustrator, poet, playwright and storyteller. She is also a certied Yoga teacher; teach ing for more than 20 years. She is a corporate dropout with a background in mental health, marketing, media, instruction al design, and creative consulting with national magazines. She writes a monthly column for Creativity Portal, and is chief editor of the monthly The Muse Flash, a newsletter devoted to creativity since 1997.Inspirational humorist, author coming to Emmanuel SNAP S HOT S CHUR C H NEWS NEWS-SUN M C Y K


B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 596.ANGLIC A NNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sun day Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Commu nion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pas toral and Spiritual.ASSEMB L Y OF G ODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Await ing His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morn ing Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A ssembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Eve ning Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ cen tered and biblically based. Sunday wor ship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARB C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednes days, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www. or call the church of ce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist C hurch, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C hurch, 1000 Max well St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Wor ship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Ser vice, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Tele phone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail:; Web site, www.ap First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, His panic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Wor ship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both ser vices. Wednesday Wednesday Night Sup per, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednes day Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both ser vices with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meet ing at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp. com. Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contem porary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Fam ily dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reserva tions required). Prayer meeting, Youth Inter sections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School be gins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday wor ship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., fol lowed by adult choir rehearsal. From Septem ber the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the minis tries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, se nior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associ ate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool direc tor. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blend ed Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Gird ley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday wor ship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 808 Gar denia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Wor ship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C hurch (GARB C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Eve ning Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Mes senger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 2143025. Afliated with the National Associa tion of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S parta R oad Baptist C hurch, (S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For infor mation, call 382-0869. S outhside Baptist C hurch (GARB C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kin dergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is avail able at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 385-0752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Vil lage II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednes day Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vig il Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sun day for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hick ory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 3850049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, www. School Ofce/Mailing, Princi pal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@ or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; De cons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHED ULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Fam ily Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Satur day and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placid view Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sun day 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Weekdays 9 a.m. Holy days 9:30 a.m. (Vigil evening before at 7 p.m.) First Saturday of each month: Heal ing Mass, 9 a.m.C HR I ST I A NC ornerstone C hristian C hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 West Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bi ble Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-7679. S ebring C hristian C hurch, 4514 Ham mock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sun day Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Al zheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Ofce hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First C hristian C hurch (Disciples of C hrist), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR I ST I A N & M I SS I O N ARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednes day Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C HUR C H OF BRETHRE NC hurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C HUR C H OF C HR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered class es for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 4022159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bi ble class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website www.thelord S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 3857443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of ser vice are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Ser vice, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C HUR C H OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sun day, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C HUR C H OF N AZARE N EFirst C hurch of the Nazarene of A von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 338251118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. C hurch of the Nazarene of L ake Plac id, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednes day evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C HUR C HES OF C HR I ST IN C HR I ST I A N U NI O N C ommunity Bible C hurch C hurches of C hrist in C hristian Union, (Orange Blos som Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eterni ty. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church ac tivities at same time for K-6 grade. Sun day School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday eve ning praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP I S C OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Mo tor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday Bible study at 2:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and wor ship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at redeemeravon Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 664-9668 or 453-5664. S t. A gnes E piscopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Fa ther Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucha rist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bi ble study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. S t. Francis of A ssisi A nglican E pis copal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Wor ship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NG E LIC A L FREE C HUR C H OF AMER IC AT he C hurch of the Way E F CA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednes days. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teach ing of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren C hurch, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry through out all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married cou ples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebring N DE N TFirst C hristian C hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.rstchristi Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Se nior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.IN TERDE N OM IN AT I O N A L World H arvest and R estoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rog ers.L UTHERANA tonement L utheran C hurch (ELCA) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eu charist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park LCM S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Wor ship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with tradition al Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come wor ship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark. org. Faith L utheran C hurch LCM S ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 3857848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Traditional Worship Ser vice: 8 a.m.; Sunday Praise Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.; Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:15 a.m. Worship Svc. Broad cast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warm ly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good S hepherd L utheran C hurch (AALC) American Association of Luther an Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bi ble Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New L ife E vangelical L utheran C hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www. R esurrection L utheran C hurch ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sun day worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following 10:30 a.m. service. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Com munion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T rinity L utheran C hurch LCM S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Com munion each rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal MidWeek Services each Wwednesday eve ning during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at Other ac tivities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.N O N -DE N OM IN AT I O N A LBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed rst and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site Church of ce 385-1024. C alvary C hurch 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An inde pendent community church. Sunday morn ing worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Chris tian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadown Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine ap pointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we re ceive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible C hurch 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCco Faith C enter West Ministry, Restor ing Lives, Families & Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held through out the month. Please attend these Spirit-lled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church ofce, 385-1800 or 6552748. H ighlands C ommunity C hurch, a ca sual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings C hurch of S ebring, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. Be gin your week with us. T he L ords S entinel Fellowship C hurch, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church ser vice, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at Union C hurch, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Ti ger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. Web page at Unity L ife E nrichment C entre,new lo cation, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; email Web site, www. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Chil drens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister trans forming lives from ordinary to extraordinary.RELIGION M C Y K


www.newssun.comFriday, March 7, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional ser vice, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednes day evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato. net; Web site: Ofce hours: 8:3012:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email: faith@, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:306:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP,, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 6550713; e-mail,, Web site, ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail:, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 3829092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www. or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor John A. Bryant. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap. org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring. org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; LACES T O WO RS HI P RELIGION The famed author and lecturer, Leo Buscaglia, once commented about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the competition was to nd the areas most caring child. The winner turned out to be a little boy who was only 4 years old. His next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife of more than 50 years. One day, while see ing his neighbor cry ing, the little boy walked into the old mans yard, climbed up onto his lap, and just sat there. Later that same day, when his mother asked him what he had said to the elderly man, the little boy replied, Nothing. I just helped him cry. Sometimes, we need that type of caring in our own lives, and there are certainly many others who could benet from the same if only some one would take the time to share it with them. One of the hallmark signs of a faithful Christian is how much he or she cares for those around him or her. Jesus even said of those who would follow Him, So then, you will know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:20) In a world that too often concerns it self with selsh matters, those who would claim to follow Christ must be concerned with seless matters even more. Paul told a group of Christians in 1 Thessalo nians 5:14-18, We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with ev eryone. See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus. Our attitudes and actions to ward those around us say a lot about who and whose we are. A Christian is one who belongs to and follows after the example of Jesus Christ. Therefore, if you truly love Him, then you will care enough to make a difference in the lives of those around you.Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Park way. On the Internet visit www., or e-mail se and Whose are you? K EVIN S K OMMENTSKevin Patterson Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid will host baritone Joshua Mazur and the Canti di Gioia ensemble at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the nal event of the churchs 2013-14 concert series. The program will fea ture a wide variety of solo and choral works, including several rous ing African-American spirituals, excerpts from Ralph Vaughan Wil liams acclaimed Songs of Travel, and a setting of the well-loved hymn Day by Day by Mark Hayes. Soloist Joshua Mazur is a native of Davenport, with a broad background in music. His mother, Becky, is an active blue grass gospel singer, and his father Lee was a very talented guitarist whose playing was compared to that of Eric Clapton. Mazur studied voice performance at South eastern University in Lakeland, graduating with his bachelors de gree in 2013. In addition to his background in bluegrass and gospel music, Mazur has sung lead roles in both op era and oratorio. He has also contributed to the soundtrack for a lm about the Mariel boatlift and served as assistant conductor for the be loved Christmas production Amahl and the Night Visi tors at the Lakeland Opera The ater. Sundays concert will also fea ture the Canti di Gioia, a specially auditioned vo cal group from the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales. The Can ti sings a wide variety of exciting and challenging choral music, much of it a cappella, ranging from classical to modern and ethnic styles. Among the pieces scheduled for the con cert is the thrilling Moses Hogan setting of Elijah Rock performed by concert choirs at fes tivals throughout the United States. The Canti is under the direction of Mr. Vince Treadway, a graduate of Westminster Choir Col lege and founder of the Alliance of Christian Mu sicians. Treadway has toured internationally in France, Japan, and the Ukraine, and previously served as director at the Proclamation Presbyteri an Church of Bryn Maw, Pennsylvania. While there, he built a music program that included three childrens choirs and a youth ensemble. Refreshments will be served in the churchs Gospel Garden starting at 3:15 p.m. As with other concerts of this series, there is no charge for the perfor mance, but a love offer ing will be collected. First Presbyterian Church is at 117 N. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid be tween Dal Hall and Interlake Boulevard. Call 465-2742.Mazur, Canti di Gioia in concert Sunday in LP Courtesy photoThe Canti di Gioia ensemble, along with baritone Joshua Mazur, will perform Sunday in the First Presbyterian Churchs nal event of the 2013-14 concert series. MAZUR The news is just a click away! NEWS-SUN OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has approved legislation that authorizes public school students, teach ers and other school staff members to greet each other with tradi tional phrases like mer ry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and happy holidays. The House voted 73-10 for the measure Monday and sent it to the Senate. The bill says pub lic schools can display scenes or symbols as sociated with traditional winter celebrations on school property provid ing they include more than one religion or one religion and at least one secular symbol. Republican Rep. Bobby Cleveland of Norman au thored the bill and says the legislation will pro tect Oklahoma schools from lawsuits over reli gious-based holiday displays. Opponents say such displays are already al lowed. A proposal to include Kwanzaa, a celebration that honors African heritage, was ta bled.Amish workers returning to Catoctin Mountain Park THURMONT, Md. (AP) The National Park Service says Amish vol unteers from Indiana are returning to Catoc tin Mountain Park near Thurmont to help re store some cabins dating to the 1930s. Park managers say eight young men from Napanee, Ind., will spend most of March at the park. This is the sec ond year of the program. The volunteers are working with the parks historic preservation car penters to restore a collection of wood-andstone cabins built by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration. The park service says the volunteers will help strip cabins to their orig inal components. Then theyll restore the build ings using historically accurate techniques and materials The men are partici pants in a church-related community service pro gram that enables them serve their country with out joining the military.Washtenaw County ordered to pay in Muslim bias ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) A jury has award ed nearly $1.2 million to a Muslim man who said he was called a terror ist and repeatedly passed over for promotions while working for Washt enaw County. The verdict was re turned Thursday in Detroit federal court. Attorney Shereef Akeel says Ali Aboubaker was awarded money for lost wages and pain and suf fering.Oklahoma House passes merry Christmas Bill M C Y K


B8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 RELIGION Spring Break VBS at EastsideLAKE PLACID Eastside Christian Church of Lake Placid invites all elementary aged chil dren to its Spring Break Vacation Bible School. The theme is SonQuest Rainforest, where you can follow Jesus on a lifechanging adventure. VBS will be held the week of March 17-21, from 9-11 a.m. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Avenue, Lake Placid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R. 621. Call 465-7065 to register.Harpist to perform at Holiness Camp, MaranathaAVON PARK Eduard Klassen, harpist and speaker, will be shar ing a concert and testimony at the Avon Park Holiness Camp Service today at 7 p.m. and at the nal program of the Winter Concert Series at Maranatha Baptist Church on Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Klassen is a Paraguayan folk harpist, now living in Canada, who has pre sented more than 3,500 concerts in 23 countries since making a person al commitment to Christ. A typical concert includes a variety of Christian harp music from South America, North America and Europe, interspersed with personal testimony and stories of Gods work in his life The Avon Park Holiness Camp is at 1001 W. Lake Isis Rd., (across from Walmart and U.S. 27), Avon Park. For more in formation, call the camp ofce at 863-453-6831 or visit www.avonparkcamp. org. The Maranatha Baptist Church is in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of S.R. 17 North in Sebring. Call 392-4301 or 382-8594.Lewis concert at Sparta Road BaptistSEBRING Sparta Road Baptist Church is pleased to present Bill and Linda Lewis in their southern gospel concert series at 6 p.m. Sunday in the au ditorium of Sparta Road Baptist Church, 4400 Sparta Road. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken. Bill and Linda perform southern gospel favor ites together with great ar rangements of traditonal hymns. Call 382-0869. The Lewiss will also per form at 6 p.m. Saturday at Homers Buffet.Heartland Traditional English Tea plannedSEBRING Unity Life Enrichment Centre is hosting the fth annu al Heartland Traditional English Tea on Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. The tea is a wonder ful opportunity for women in our area to gather for a lovely event, enjoy one an others company and to lend nancial support to local non-prot organiza tions who assist women in their moment of need, Tea organizer Anneta Kraus said. We suggest grandmothers and moth ers bring their daughters and granddaughters. The event has always proven to be a great time for women of all ages. The young er ones truly have a ball dressing up and playing grown-up. A donation will be re ceived during the event. A special program focusing on local women who have made contributions to the area will be featured along with music by Adam Ray and door prizes. Reservations are re quested by noon, March 10. Call Unity at 863-4711122 or email Unity@vista and Treasure sale setSEBRING The Spring Trash and Treasure Sale will be held Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at St. John United Methodist Church. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. There will be lots of good usable items for sale and a bake sale. Lunch will be avail able on Friday. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. Call 382-1736.St. Patricks Day Feast setAVON PARK The sixth annual St. Patricks Day Feast will be held at First United Methodist Church of Avon Park on Monday, March 17. The rst seating is at 4:30 p.m. The second seating is at 5:30 p.m. The meal will consist of corned beef and cabbage (or ham) and all the trim mings including desert and beverage. Tickets are required and may be purchased at the church ofce between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Thursday for $10. Call 453-3759. SNAP S HOT S RELIGION N EWSA look at Wikipedia and Google reveal a wide range of denominational teach ings regarding baptism. When you scan the many manuals, disciplines, creed books of sects you encoun ter such things as affusion, christening, immersion, sprinkling, believers bap tism and even no baptism. Very little can be gain from these sources accept confusion whereas the Bi ble as in all matters is very simple and plain. Thus, that is where we will direct our attention. Matthew 28:19,20 Go therefore and make dis ciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teach ing them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Mark 16:15,16 And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be con demned. Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and, the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike. Acts 8:35-39 Then Philip opened his mouth, and be ginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him. As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized? And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may. And he an swered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing. Acts 16:30-34 Sirs, what must I do to be saved? They said, Be lieve in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household. And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house. And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was bap tized, he and all his household. And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having believed in God with his whole house hold. These are examples of people coming face to face with the amazing grace through Jesus, the Christ and manifesting the pow er of that gospel through obedience, i.e. a living sav ing faith! The truth of the inspired statement, You see that a man is justied by works and not by faith along. (James 2:24) is ev ident in these and many other accounts of conver sions in Acts. Observe some very evi dent conclusions from the above information: In the orders Jesus gave to the apostles, preaching, mak ing disciples proceeded those being baptized. This would necessitate a per son being of age to understand and believe the gospel. The examples sit ed shows the hearers understood the part baptism had in Gods plan of sal vation, thus immediate obediencei.e. same day, stopped the chariot, very hour of the night! Romans 1:16,17 comes alive in the book of Acts and the letters that follow.Frank Parker can be contacted at Guest columns are the opin ion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.Comparative religion: baptistm G UEST COLUMNFrank Parker NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated PressVATICAN CITY Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he doesnt get it on sex abuse. Three months after the Vatican announced a commission of ex perts to study best practices on protecting children, no action has been taken, no members ap pointed, no statute outlining the commissions scope approved. Francis hasnt met with any victims, hasnt moved to oust a bish op convicted of failing to report a problem priest, and on Wednesday in sisted that the church had been unfairly at tacked on abuse, using the defensive rhetoric of the Vatican from a de cade ago. Victims groups cried foul, saying his tone was archaic and urging Fran cis to show the same compassion he shows to the sick, poor and dis abled to people who were raped by priests. Pope Francis nds the hype that is increasing ly surrounding him offensive, according to an interview published Wednesday, even as the Vatican is marking the anniversary of his elec tion with commemorative stamps and coins and a DVD with neverbefore-seen footage of the pope. Francis told Italian daily Corriere della Sera he doesnt appreciate the myth-making that has seen him depicted as a Superpope (as an Italian street artist re cently painted him) who sneaks out at night to feed the poor (as Italian newspapers have sug gested). On Wednesday, he had to contend with a new bout of celebrity as My Pope hit Italian news stands, a weekly gossip magazine devoted entirely to Francis. It is published by Mondado ri, which is owned by exPremier Silvio Berlus conis media empire. In addition, at his general audience, someone tried to give him a replica of an Oscar statue that said Oscar Pope on it. I dont like ideological interpretations, this type of mythology of Pope Francis, the pope told Corriere. If Im not mis taken, Sigmund Freud said that in every ideal ization theres an aggression. Depicting the pope as a sort of Superman, a star, is offensive to me. The pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps calmly and has friends like everyone else. A normal person. Francis marks his an niversary as pope March 13. For the occasion, the Vatican has issued new coins and stamps. The DVD will feature be hind-the-scenes footage of the pope leaving the Sistine Chapel just after he was elected and pray ing in the nearby Paoline Chapel before he went out onto the balcony of St. Peters Basilica to greet the world with his famous Buonasera. In the interview, Fran cis also said he and Pope Benedict XVI had agreed that the emeritus pontiff wouldnt remain hidden away, as Benedict had said he would spend his retirement, but would participate more in the life of the church. Thats in keeping with Francis belief that the elderly have a wealth of wisdom to offer younger genera tions.Pope defensive on sex abuse as commission lags MCTPope Francis has come under re for his lack of action on sex abuse inside the church. M C Y K


w Friday, March 7, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2011-CA-000523 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN M.GARRISON,IV,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 18,2013,and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000523 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank,N.A.,is the Plaintiff and John M.Garrison,IV,Joy R.Garrison,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870,Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 25th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 34,BLOCK 54,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 5,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 51,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 5926 ORION DR,SEBRING,FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County,Florida this 23rd day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile NR-11-89084 March 7,14,2013 property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County,Florida this 23rd day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile NR-11-78029 March 7,14,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000201 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SAMUEL D.SINGLETON,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 18,2013,and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000201 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank,National Association,is the Plaintiff and Samuel D.Singleton,Shanon N.Singleton,JP Morgan Chase Bank,N.A.,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870,Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 25th day of March, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 5,BLOCK 101,PLACID LAKES SECTION FOURTEEN,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 19,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 422 LAKE AUGUST DR,LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-4021 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001123-GCAX-MX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, vs. NELSON S.HILL,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,described as: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO.L-3,THE BLUFFS OF SEBRING CONDOMINIUM,PHASE VIII, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 849,PAGE 363 AND BEING A PART OF LAKE SEBRING TRACTS,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 146, BOTH OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:6750 US 27 North,Unit #L-3,Sebring,FL 33870 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on March 26, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 125565 dcs March 7,14,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000818 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE H.SPENCE,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 18,2013,and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000818 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank,National Association,is the Plaintiff and The Unknown Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,Assignees,Lienors,Creditors, Trustees,or other Claimants claiming by, through,under,or against,George H. Spence,deceased,Theresa L.Spence,Tenant #1 also known as Theresa Spence,Tenant #2,The Unknown Spouse of Theresa Spence,Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming By,Through,Under,And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead or Alive,Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest As Spouses,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,Or Other Claimants,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870,Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 25th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: TRACT C,OF AVON PARK ESTATES,UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 43,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO,DESCRIBED AS A 1999 HICK DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS GAFLX35A16274HH21 AND GAFLX35B16274HH21 AND TITLE NUMBER 008213809 AND 0082138137. A/K/A 3333 W MUNSON RD AVON PARK FL 33825-7816 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County,Florida this 23rd day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile NR-007097F01 March 7,14,2013 (863) 402-6664. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile NR-001638F01 March 7,14,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:2012 CA 000405 DIVISION: PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE L.DOUGLAS,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 18,2013,and entered in Case No.2012 CA 000405 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which PHH Mortgage Corporation, is the Plaintiff and Diane L.Douglas,Robert D.Douglas also known as Robert D.Douglas Sr.,Highlands Park Estates Association,Inc., Tenant #1,Tenant #2,The Unknown Spouse of Diane L.Douglas,The Unknown Spouse of Robert D.Douglas also known as Robert D. Douglas Sr.,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870, Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 25th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 42,BLOCK 2,HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION E,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE(S) 87,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 1503 GOLDBUD ST LAKE PLACID FL 33852-7791 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County,Florida this 23rd day of January,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: LOTS 3115,LOT 3116,LOT 3117,LOT 3118,LOT 3129,LOT 3130,PAGE 3131 AND LOT 3132 OF AVON PARK LAKES,UNIT NO.11,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 4,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:2435 North Avon Blvd., Avon Park,FL 33825 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on March 26, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 86577-T dcs March 7,14,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000473-GCAX-MX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, vs. RAMONA CAMPBELL,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,described as: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000205-GCAX-MX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, vs. JOHN H.BOND,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,described as: LOT 31,BLOCK 270,SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 13,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 71,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:4607 Boabadilla Ave.,Sebring,FL 33872 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on March 26, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 139292 dcs March 7,14,2014 TION FOUR,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.The Court,in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale.Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group,P.A. 1499 W.Palmetto Park Rd.,Suite 300 Boca Raton,FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Office of the Court Administrator at 863-534-4686,255 North Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. File #12-001656-FNMA-FSC March 7,14,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001145 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP,FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP, PLAINTIFF, VS. DENISE R.BENOIT,ET AL., DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated,in the above action,I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands,Florida,on March 26, 2014,at 11:00 AM,at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 for the following described property: LOT 28 AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 29,BLOCK 30,OF LEISURE LAKES,SEC1050Legals 1000 Announcements rfrntb rrnrfn tb tr rfb rf ttrftb rffnt rtbbbbbbb rbbbb rbbbbbbb ttn bbbbbbb nbbbb tbbbbbbbbbbbbb r tt b rnb tnr nbfrr trr bf nrtn nt nb


B10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 7, 2014 Notice 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:12-996 GCS T.D.BANK,N.A., Plaintiff, v. CHRIS M.DRAKE, SHIRLEE P.DRAKE, A 2P INVESTMENTS,LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated this 24th day of February 2014 entered in Case No.12-996 GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein T.D.BANK, Plaintiff,and CHRIS M.DRAKE,SHIRLEE P. DRAKE,A2P INVESTMENTS,LLC,a Florida Limited Liability Company and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the 28th day of March 2014 at 11:00 the Main Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Jury A ssembly Room,Sebring,Florida 33870 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 23 AND 24,IN BLOCK C,CHEROKEE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 40,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. DATED this 24th day of February,2014. BOB GERMAINE,Clerk of Courts Highlands County By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk March 7,14,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-49 IN RE:ESTATE OF VIRGINIA M.MCDANIEL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent,the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending,and the file number are indicated above.The address of the court is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870.The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate,even if that claim is unmatured,contingent or unliquidated,you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate,including unmatured,contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE,ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is January 10,2014. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 28,2014. Personal Representative: ROBERT L.MCDANIEL 1015 West Bell St.,Apt.7 Avon Park,FL 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R.RHOADES,P.A. Florida Bar No.:308714 Clifford R.Rhoades,P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring,Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 February 28; March 7,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000871-GCAX-MX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. JENNY L.REED,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,described as: LOT 32 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 33, BLOCK 117,LAKEWOOD TERRACES,SHEET NO.3,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF A S RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:4523 Elson Ave.,Sebring, FL 33875 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on March 26, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 111496 dcs March 7,14,2014 1050LegalsDUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY **PROCESS COLOR** 5X21.5 AD # 00034894


w Friday, March 7, 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 Transportation2013 44'5TH WHEEL RV 3 slideouts, 2BR, full bath, full kitchen, sleeps 8, excellent condition, $23,500. 210-800-6389. 8400RecreationalVehiclesNORDICTRACK 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 & SuppliesCUB CADETLTX1040 MOWER AS GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT VIJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 7400Lawn & GardenRADIAL ARMSAW 10" CRAFTSMAN.Very good cond. $200. 863-314-6750 7380Machinery & ToolsWANTED 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 -MOVING/FUND RAISER sale Fri.-Sat., 8am-4pm, 3313 Dauphine St. (behind Wal-Mart). Furn., tools, workbench, RC airplane, crib, collectibles, lots of misc. & baked goods. Saturday after 12 everything 1/2 price unless marked. 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!! AVON PARKHIGHLANDS RIDGE "ELEGANT JUNQUE" Sale Saturday March 8th, 8 am till noon, 3003 E Fairway Vista Dr off Powerline Rd off 17. 7320Garage &Yard Sales 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. AVON PARKFinal Moving Sale! Inside, Rain or Shine! Fri. Sat. 8 2pm. 307 E. Canfield. Prices reduced! Everything Must Go! Offers Welcome! Lawnmower, weed whip, ladder, furn., clothing, Christmas items, misc. household. AVON PARK44 Miracle Ave. Furniture, clothing, yard equipment, electronics, etc. AVON PARKSat. Only! 8:30 4:00. 1500 US Hwy 27 South. Proceeds to benefit brother awaiting liver transplant Furniture, misc. items. 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. LAKE PLACIDSat/Sun, March 8/9, 8am-2pm. Lots of items boys, girls, and women's clothing, furniture, household items, toys, tools. 1526 Sycamore Ave. AVON PARKMulti-family yard sale March 8, River Greens Subdivision, 913 W. Lake Damon Drive, 8am to 2pm. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LADIES DRESSES(5) Size 12/14. Perfect cond. $20 the lot. 863-453-3104 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 COCATIELS, 12WEEKS old, gray/yellow/white, hand fed, $50 each. 863-385-3639 ask for Joan. BOOKS LOUISL'amour collection of 250 paperbacks for $150. Cash. Call 863-385-1563 3'X3' L-SHAPEDdark mahogany desk, $50. 863-385-3639 ask for Joan. 2 TWINMATTRESSES, no box springs, $35 each, 863-381-7198. 7310Bargain BuysBEAUTIFUL 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 HomesSPRING 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 TESOL ADJUNCTINSTRUCTOR (P/T)Open until filled. Please visit for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132.EA/EO. NIGHT AUDITOR, HOTEL JACARANDA Part-time, primarily 10 p.m. 2 a.m. Please visit 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 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 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 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 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. AIR CONDITIONINGTECHNICIAN & INSTALLER WANTED Experience Necessary! Call 863-832-3399. 2100Help WantedCERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS (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. 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 1100Announcements************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No.:Sec: 53-2014DR-00846-0000-LK Lydiann McClure & Roger McClure, Petitioners and Brooke Payne, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR TEMPORARY CUSTODY TO:Brooke Payne,1015 W.Bell St.#36, A von Park,FL 33825. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Lydiann McClure whose address is 3158 Galloway Oaks Dr., Lakeland,FL 33810 on or before March 18, 2014,and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 930 E.Parker St.,Lakeland,FL 33801,before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter.If you fail to do so,a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case,including orders,are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address.(You may file Notice of Current A ddress,Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office. WARNING:Rule 12.285,Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information.Failure to comply can result in sanctions,including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Stacy M.Butterfield,Clerk of the Circuit Court Dated:2/18/2014.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:Linsey Wright Deputy Clerk 1050Legals AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00036470 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343


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