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NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 A lot had to happen to get you that beer at the RacesB1Dragons and Devils both get wins A8Sebrings Holly Ogg selected as NAPW Woman of the YearA5 VOL. 95 N O 29 Cool in the morning and mostly sunny High 75 Low 53 Details on A12Classieds .............. B9 Dear Abby ................ B2 Healthy Living .......... B3 Obituaries .............. A6 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Movie Review .......... B2 Religion .................. B5 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun An insane, adrenaline-fueled stunt fest, Need For Speed brings video game to big screen B2 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, March 14-15, 2014 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Among the few things conrmed since Sun days early-morning shooting incident is that scarcely more than 30 minutes after neighbors called 911, the ordeal ended with a sin gle shot that killed gunman Floyd Gene Hodge, 31. What hasnt been conrmed was why, or whether anything could have been done to prevent it. His wife, who also called dis patchers that morning, said he was acting possessed. In those foggy, predawn hours starting at approximate ly 4:30 a.m. Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce reports state he red dozens of times at neighbors homes, then at sheriffs deputies, with an AK-47 assault rie. A sin gle rie shot from a deputy killed him at 5:05 a.m. Sheriff Susan Benton posed the question that afternoon of why, adding that his family tried to get him treatment to prevent such a situation. Benton said she would have SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Just as the racing action began at Se bring International Raceway, the race for three seats on the Sebring City Council came to an end as Lendard Carlisle, Jr., Mark Stewart and Bud Whitlock were elected Tuesday. Stewart was the lead ing vote-getter with 305 votes, or 23.07 percent of the total 510 ballots cast (out of 5,299 registered voters). Whitlock had 281 votes and Carlisle 186. Mary Ann Lewis had 158 votes, fol lowed by Nadine El liott-Tedstone with 140, Mar ty Roepstorff with 132 and Rob Horne with 120. High lands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg said that the voting went as smoothly as possible. The day went well. We had no problems, no is sues at the precincts, said Ogg. We were pleased with the election. We start ed early and we were done and wrapped up by 8:30 (p.m.). Overall, the voter turn out went up approximately 4 percent. We had a 9.62 percent turnout this election. Last Carlisle, Stewart, Whitlock elected Race starts at 10:30 a.m. SaturdayQuestions remain in shooting incidentBenton still trying to get Baker Act facilityThe odd is ordinary at the Races BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID The Town Council decided Monday to draft a resolu tion asking the county to come up with a way for the Health Department to keep providing key ser vices in the southern end of the county. The discussion came after Wanda Hall spoke from the audience and asked the council why WHITLOCK STEWART CARLISLE BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING School board members didnt like hearing that the Florida Department of Health might not have a full-service ofce any longer in Lake Placid. They voted Tuesday to send a resolution asking the Health Department and Board of County Commissioners to re consider pulling out of B Y SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Several monks, a giant teddy bear and the infa mous skunk ape were all spotted Thursday morning amongst the 62nd annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring fans. The slow, calm atmosphere on Thursday will likely yield a chaotic Friday and Saturday as thousands more Race fans con verge on the Sebring Interna tional Raceway. The cool morning and maybe a few hangovers kept many fans in their camps midmorning Thursday, but several bright-eyed attendees were out and about. Decked out with thousands of bottle caps and wine corks, the Sebring Skunk Ape camp drew a lot of attention. The campers, all men who specically left the ladies at home for the week, put the nishing touches on their unique bottle cap art while checking on some delicious smells from the grill. The crew from Fort Pierce consisting of Dave Talbot, Phil Jacobson, Scott Grow, Mike Kendall and Chris Craft have been attending the Races for the past decade.Raceway where Drunk Monks, Skunk Apes, fans of all ages come together Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Drunk Monks were on a walkabout Thursday morning at Sebring International Raceway. The crew has members from all over the world. Katara Simmons/News-SunBrien Hackney reads with his son, 16 month-old Tanner on Thursday morning in Sebring.Phil Attinger/News-SunSheriff Susan Benton speaks with family members of Floyd Gene Hodge, 31, who died after being shot early Sunday morning in a gun battle with Highlands County Sheriffs deputies. The family had been trying to get mental health treatment for Hodge. Benton, in turn, has been trying for 10 years to get coordinated mental health and substance abuse treatment for county residents.Town Council critical of decision Rod Lewis/News-SunThe Lake Placid ofce of the county Health Department has stopped offering medical and dental services. Those have been shifted to Sebring, which has drawn criticism from Lake Placid ofcials.Lake Placids loss of key Health Department services draws questions SEE ELECTION | A5SEE SHOOTING | A6SEE RACES | A7School Board against changeSEE COUNCIL | A7SEE SCHOOL | A7 School board to ask voters for half-cent sales tax hikeA7 M C Y K

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com http//:www.newssun.com The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Peri odical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Halifax Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the writ ten permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publica tion becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as re printed, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A CC URA C YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the news room at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@newssun.com.; or call (863) 385-6155.O FFI C E Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon day-Friday Phone: (863) 385-6155 Main Fax: (863) 385-1954 Newsroom Fax: (863) 3852453SUB SC RIPTION RATE SHome 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home deliv ered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publication date, please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A re placement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon Fri day for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date.O BITUARIE S AN D A NNOUN C EMENT SEmail all obituaries and death notices to obits@newssun.com Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comP LA C E A CLA SS IFIE D ADFrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 386-6155, ext. 505 or (863) 314-9876RETAIL AD VERTI S INGMitch Collins 386-5626 mitch.collins@newssun.com Vickie Watson 386-5631 vickie.watson@newssun.com Terri Lee 386-5628 terri.lee@newssun.comL EGAL AD VERTI S INGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 legals@newssun.comNEW S ROOM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Editor, ext. 516 or scott.dressel@newssun.com Phil Attinger, Staff Writer, ext. 541 or phil.attinger@newssun. com Samantha Gholar, Staff Writ er, ext. 526 or samantha.gholar@ newssun.com Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@newssun. com Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ newssun.com. ROMONA W A SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERYL OTTOWednesday, March 12 12-14-20-25-36-52 X-5 Todays Jackpot: $21 millionP OWERBALLWednesday, March 12 14-15-28-37-54 PB-10 X-2 Todays Jackpot: $70 millionM EGA M ONEYTuesday, March 11 13-24-35-42 PB-13 Next Jackpot: $1.7 millionM EGA M ILLION STuesday, March 11 9-14-56-57-69 PB-10 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $353 millionCAS H 3 Monday, March 10 Day: 1-1-7 Night: 8-1-7 Tuesday, March 11 Day: 9-9-4 Night: 5-2-2 Wednesday, March 12 Day: 4-3-4 Night: 8-2-7P LAY 4Monday, March 10 Day: 6-9-3-3 Night: 2-9-7-6 Tuesday, March 11 Day: 7-7-1-7 Night: 4-6-6-4 Wednesday, March 12 Day: 7-4-9-2 Night: 7-2-7-6 F ANTA S Y 5 Monday, March 10 3-13-20-21-34 Tuesday, March 11 15-20-27-28-32 Wednesday, March 12 4-8-17-28-29 R ace car to be at L OI Insurance todaySEBRING The Gainsco Auto Insurance No. 99 Dayota Prototype race car will make an appearance at LOI Insurance in Sebring from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Race fans can get an up-close look at the bright red car, an exact replica of the 500-horse power one driven in the 2007 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car series by Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty, Jimmy Vasser and Sprint Cup Jimmie Johnson. Also on hand will be the custom car haul er, which is a show in itself, featuring an 80foot wraparound mural painted by famed mo torsports artist Bill Patterson. Lake Okeechobee Insurance is at 2631 U.S. 27 South in Sebring, just south of Sparta Road.Sons of the American R evolution meetings setLAKE PLACID The March 15 and April 19 Sons of the American Revolution Highlands Chapter meetings will be at 12:30 p.m. at Highlands National Bank in Lake Placid. The chapter will vote in April on its ofcers for 2014-16. These of cers will then be inducted into ofce at the May meeting. For more informa tion, contact Woody at 863-465-7345.Y MCA hosting plant saleSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCA is hosting a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. They will have canna lilies, salvia, bush dai seys, delphinium, ver bena, gaura, lilies and plumbago and will have the best prices in town, guaranteed. All proceeds will benet the Strong Kids Campaign. Call 382-9622.Dance at R eflections tonightAVON PARK Reections on Silver Lake is host ing a dance featuring Larry Musgrave from 7:3010:30 p.m. today. Take your own drinks and snacks, ice will be provided. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. The public is welcome.Skylarks play at Dance ClubSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the talented The Skylarks 10-piece band 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 welcome, including singles. BYOB. For more information, call 386-0855 or visit www.highlandsdance club.org.Lake Placid FFA plans Cornhole tourneyLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Senior FFA is planning its third annual Cornhole Tournament at Roger Scarborough Field on March 28. Registration is $40 per team. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the tour nament play begins at 6 p.m. Teams can regis ter on site. The winner of the tournament will re ceive a commemorative set of cornhole boards. The tournament is held in conjunction with the Lake Placid Alumni Barbecue. For more information, contact Lauren Butler at 699-5010 or email but lerl@highlands.k12..us.Sebring Masons serving BBQSEBRING Masons Lodge No 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat bar becue chicken lunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a $10 donation. The menu is chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The Lodge is on the corner of Home Avenue and the Sebring Parkway. The public is invited and take out is available. SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EW S The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Courtesy photoMaster Gardener Class which started Feb. 22 recently visited Robbins Nursery after learning about Florida-friendly landscaping. The Master Gardener Class is taught annually at UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County in Sebring. For more information on the program visit the Extension ofce at 4509 George Blvd. or call 402-6540.MASTER GARDNER CLASS LEARNS ABOUT FLORID A-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Dr. Kimberly Batty-Her bert and Lori Shumard are South Florida State Colleges recipients of the 2013 National Insti tute for State and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Awards. Each year, NISODs Ex cellence Awards recognize community and technical college educa tors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contri bution to their students and colleagues. Dr. Bat ty-Herbert is the dean of arts and sciences and Shumard is a mathemat ics professor at the Hardee and DeSoto campuses. SFSCs NISOD award recipients are typically those who received the faculty Presidents Award the previous year, as Dr. Batty-Herbert and Shu mard did in December 2013. The NISOD Excel lence in Teaching Awards recognize faculty who are our best and bright est, and provide excellent teaching in the classroom, said Dr. Leana Revell, vice pres ident, educational and student services. NISOD provides us with an op portunity to recognize the excellence that is abundant in our college faculty. We are pleased to be able to nomi nate these superb faculty members to represent SFSC at the NISOD awards. Recognizing those in dividuals who have contributed to student success and their colleges mission is something we look forward to doing each year, said Dr. Ed ward J. Leach, NISODs director. The extraordinary work of these men and women includes not only what they do for their students and col leagues, but what they do for the communi ties in which they live and work. Were hon ored to be able to play a part in celebrating their achievements. Formed in 1978, NI SOD is dedicated to the professional develop ment of faculty, administrators, and staff and to the continued improve ment of teaching and learning. It has presented its Teaching in Excellence Awards each year since 1984.SFSC Batty-Herbert, Shumard honored with NIS O D Awards Courtesy photoDr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert Courtesy photoLori Shumard BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Highlands County has a new emer gency and informational app for smart phones. It is designed for users as a one-stop shop for emergency prepared ness, county contact and emergency information alerts. The system features local weather, emer gency alerts and announcements, as well as a department directory and a parks directory. This is a quick access for the county Website, said Highlands Coun ty Public Information Ofcer Gloria Rybinski. We use this for any type of emergency notica tions we receive such as freezes, lake wind advi sories or other inclement weather. For instance, she said, there was a lake wind ad visory and also a tornado alert issued last week and those who had the app got an immediate notication of those. The app was devel oped by OCV, but it is the county itself that admin isters it and feeds infor mation into the system. It cost $1,495 and was paid for by an EMPA/ Base grant from the state of Florida. So far, more than a hundred people have signed up for the service since it went online this past November. The app is free for all Apple and Android de vices, and is available at Google Play and iTunes. It can be found by searching for Highlands County Florida Emer gency and Informational App.County uses app for emergency alerts, info We use this for any type of emergency notifications we receive such as freezes, lake wind advisories or other inclement weather.Gloria Rybinski Highlands County Public Information Ofcer M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW Audits are a fundamental tool to hold government and quasi-government entities accountable. Without thorough examination by in dependent parties, citizens would have to rely on the agencys word that its oper ations and accounting are above-board. When it comes to the activities of the Federal Reserve, the nations central bank, verbal assurances just arent good enough. Thankfully, momentum is build ing for legislation to enable the Gener al Accountability Ofce to audit the Fed, something that has not happened in the 100 years since it was created to set mon etary policy. The bipartisan Federal Reserve Trans parency Act passed the House late last year. A similar bill co-sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul is making its way through the Senate. The Kentucky Republicans father, former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a longtime Federal Reserve critic, tried unsuccess fully to get similar bills passed. Though the proposed legislation pro vides no specics about the scope of the audit, there already is substantial push back from former and current Fed of cials, who are used to doing most of their work in secret. Ofcials fear, for example, that their closed-door Federal Open Mar ket Committee will be subject to second guessing. Transcripts of deliberations are released ve years after the fact to shield members from political blowback arising from policy decisions. When government is nervous about openness, it should make everybody ner vous. We hardly would advocate microman aging Fed operations, but there should be signicant oversight. Deciding how much money enters the economy, and under what terms, are critical Fed responsibili ties that should be better monitored. We need increased transparency at the Federal Reserve. Considering its massive inuence over the U.S. economy, its bu reaucratic movements cry out for consis tent oversight. Thats something all citizens should approve of, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. Government simply cant be trusted to watch itself, and neither should its big gest bank.An editorial from the Chronicle in Augusta, Ga.Fed is past due for a checkupDid you ever think youd see the day when decrying low-in come kids who get free school lunches would become a political bat tle cry, coupled with the suggestion that par ents who sign up their kids for free lunch es love them less than parents who send their children to school with brown bagged baloney sandwiches? The real baloney is actually in con servatives No free school lunches! battle cry, and in what turned out to be a bogus example Rep. Paul Ryan used in his speech before the Con servative Political Action Conference to take the argument to a new (low) level. He suggested needy parents of poor children on free school lunches dont care about their children. The school lunch program is mere ly the latest example of 21st century conservatives distancing themselves from a given strongly support ed by both political parties (for instance, food stamps, supported by Richard Nixon, among others). Ryan told the proven-to-be-ctitious sto ry of a child who didnt want a free lunch but a brown bag lunch be cause he knew a kid with a brown bag had someone who cared from him. This is what the left does not understand. In fact, Ryan apparently doesnt understand. The 1946 Richard B. Russell Na tional School act, signed by President Harry Truman, had two specic policy goals: to provide food to poor school age children while helping prop up food prices by putting farm surpluses to use. Studies have shown that hungry kids are less able to con centrate and learn. The program isnt perfect: reports suggest it doesnt al ways work well, is not always available in some older schools, and there isnt always enough funding so some kids are indeed hungry in school. The lunch program was never a case of just one party saying, Lets get involved in providing needy kids free lunches because we have the power to do it, and we need to show we have that power to make them dependent! And it was never a case of parents saying, Since we dont love our kids, we wont make a balo ney sandwich with our loving hands and shove it and a bag of Doritos in a brown bag and let them take it to school. Let them suffer and eat that free school lunch! If those sound like silly and unfair characterizations, they are no more silly or un fair than Ryans suggestion that poor par ents whove signed their kids up for free school lunches are lousy and unfeeling parents. But you could argue that those who demonize and diss needy chil dren and parents would make lousy leaders and are seemingly unfeeling human beings even though they will insist otherwise. Mr. Ryan apparently has not spent much time talking to needy kids or their parents. They dont show up at fundraisers. Frederick Douglass said: Its easi er to build strong children then to repair broken men. The compassion lever seems broken on some of to days conservatives who are seemingly in a frenzied race to prove themselves to be the least compas sionate. Precisely what is Ryans alternative? Deny a child from a family that may be nancially hurting a free lunch? Nelson Mandela correctly noted: There can be no keener rev elation of a society soul than the way it treats its children. Fortunately, the American main stream isnt ready to deny innocent kids free lunches or denigrate par ents who sign up for free lunches so their child can compete with betteroff kids at school. The operative word here is main stream. More and more 21st century conservatives seem to be moving away from Americas mainstream, and polls conrm they arent in step with the bulk of millennial voters. Does Mr. Ryan really feel that way about poor parents? Or was he using kids who get free school lunches as an ideological tool to pander to his conservative audience and political best buds? He and those who seemingly seek political gain by dissing parents whose kids get free school lunches might ponder a quote from anoth er major thinker, Harry Potters Professor Dumbledore: It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the Unit ed States. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Moderate Voice, an Internet hub for independents, centrists and moderates. He can be reached at jgandelman@themoderatevoice.com, Fol low him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/joegandelman. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.Conservatives target free school lunches GUEST COLUMNJoe Gandelman For as long as I can re member, I have been go ing to car races of all sorts. Growing up in rural Illi nois offered many oppor tunities to nd cheap fun on the weekends. Usually that fun centered around a race track and fast vehicles. As a child, I remember my parents taking me to stock car races in Flat Rock, Ill. That must have been my dads favorite track because thats the one I remember most. My Uncle Paul raced stock cars so wed go as often as possible to watch him. One of my best childhood friends raced go-carts. We would go watch him when we had the opportunity and I re member wishing that I could race a gocart ... until I saw him crash into a big bale of hay. My brother and I did eventually get a go-cart, thanks to my dads ability to build us one. We raced it around the barnyard and up and down the coun try roads. Then we graduated to a minibike. One of us would take off on the gocart, the other on the mini-bike ... until the go-cart met a fence and was retired. We also saw the drag races at Bowling Green, Ky. and I have personally been to the Indy 500. Of course, there are also the demoli tion derbies that we would so often see. In Illinois, its not unusual to see demo lition derbies held at the county fair grounds. I always wanted to do a Powder Puff event (for women), but we moved to Florida before I could con vince my dad to let me try it. Yes, Ive been to the DeSoto Speed way. Some day Ill get to Daytona and to Gatornationals in Gainesville. For now, Im more than happy with attending the 12 Hours of Sebring, which I have been going to since the family moved here in 1978. Ive only missed one and that was because my daughter was less than a week old. We thought it best that I stay home. Ive worked in the press box as a teen ager running back and forth to the timing tower. Ive worked the curves as a volunteer reghter (and let me tell you, that will give you a completely dif ferent viewpoint of the Race). Ive written about the human side of the Race. Ive written about the fun and about the tragedy. This year, Im adding a new race to my bucket list, if you will. I am planning to go to a Global RallyCross race, some thing a friend found on YouTube. Im not sure which one I will go to, but I am certainly going to get there. I spoke recently with GRC founder Chip Pankow, who knew exactly where Sebring and The Watering Hole are. He was telling me that there were some exciting things coming this year. New teams. A new class. New race locations. More dates even one in Florida. GRC has really taken off. The race was been rened over the past three years and has grown in popularity to the point that its TV ratings are really high, Pankow said. According to global-rally cross.com, nine of this years Red Bull Global Rallycross events will be broad cast on NBC. Not bad for a fairly new sport. Making its debut at the X Games in 2010, GRC was launched in March 2011. GRC is best described on its website as a revolutionary new form of motors ports ... over huge jumps on combination dirt and asphalt courses around the world. The drivers are world champi ons, crossover legends and others. My favorite Travis Pastrana. Once the track at Sebring goes dark Saturday night, Ill be counting the days to see a GRC race in person. If you see Mr. Pankow out at the track, tell him one of his new fans says hello.Romona Washington is publisher and executive editor of the News-Sun. She can be reached at 385-6155, ext. 515 or at romona.washington@newssun.comHot wheels AT RA NDOMRomona Washington M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Courtesy photoA record number of thrill seekers showed up this year at the Sebring Chamber of Commerces 30th Annual Ride the Racetrack event Sunday. Around 400 race fans gathered to take the ride of their life around the 3.7mile racetrack at Sebring International Raceway with a race car driver, courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School. Susan Jones of MidFlorida Credit Union, the title sponsor of the event, expressed that she loves taking part in the event. The people who attend have such a great time, and were so excited to be a part of it all, said Jones, shown here with driver John Dean II. Of the 400 participants, there was a mixture of rst-timers and veterans. Ride the Racetrack rst-timer Ariel Maloney stated that she has lived in Sebring way too long not to have tried this! The Sebring Chamber would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers, staff and participants who helped to make the event a huge success. The proceeds of the event benet the Sebring Chamber of Commerce.RIDE THE RA CE TRA CK A SUCCESS BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Holly Ogg, daughter of Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg, has been awarded the title of Woman of the Year for 2014 by the National As sociation of Professional Women. The Sebring woman originally had partnered with the NAPW as part of her networking for school. It actually started in October of last year when I took a class and I was looking to get connected, Ogg explained. I looked at a number of different organizations, but I was particularly drawn to the NAPW. She said she found the fact the organiza tion offered a number of resources, including mentoring for women, es pecially appealing. I actually found the NAPW through my Twit ter account, Ogg said. I went online and signed up though there. Apparently, it was dur ing the membership approval process that ofcials of the NAPW became interested in Ogg. After that, they called me back and I talked with them for about an hour and a half, she said. They asked me about what I did, what I planned to do, what I am passion ate about and things like that. Ogg said she was total ly shocked when she got the call that she had been selected. The honorarium comes with a num ber of perks, including free software and access to re sources such as admission to lectures, leadership training and other learning opportuni ties at no charge. In addition, Ogg will re ceive an endorsement from the NAPW she can put on her work. We also get free seats to their convention, which is coming up next month, she said Ogg, a sophomore, is a graphic design student at Full Sail University in Winter Park. Her goal is to work on a corporate level with an eye toward work ing freelance. I would like to use my abilities to support or ganizations that support adoption, ght childhood cancer and other illness and bringing awareness to those kinds of causes, she said. She already has done some work locally, includ ing for Warrens Auto Sales in Avon Park, some work for private individuals and also redesigned the eld on the shield for the Highlands County Super visor of Elections ofce.Holly Ogg named NAPW Woman of the Y ear HOLLY OGG election it was a little over 5 percent, so we did do a little bet ter this time, Ogg said. That was an increase of nearly 250 votes. Carlisle said that he was nervous about his upcoming threeyear term on the coun cil. Its a big responsibil ity, you know that going in, but its different when you win and re ality smacks you in the face. Now youve got to step up to the plate, Carlisle said. Im very thankful for everybody that voted for me. It gives me con dence knowing that some people do trust in me. Im really thankful for that and Im ready to go to work, said Carlisle. Stewart was pleased with his victory, but not so much with the voter turnout. I wasnt impressed. That turnout was sad, thats the only way to describe it, Stew art said. Despite that, I am very pleased and very humbled with be ing elected. Stewart stated that he would be a supporter of moving the munici pal elections to November to coincide with the general election. It only makes sense, Stewart said. I am very eager and looking forward to serving. Serving, thats the key word and thats what I want to do. Im fairly new to the public service realm, so its go ing to be a new adventure. Stewart, who has served on the Commu nity Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for just shy of a year, will be stepping down from his position with the orga nization. You know, I really enjoy the CRA they are a great group of people to work with and they get things done quick ly and efciently. I will miss the CRA when I go to the council, Stew art said. Whitlock will return to the Sebring council for his sixth term. He, Stewart and Car lisle will be sworn into ofce on Monday, March 31, at City Hall. ELECTION FROM P A GE A1 Associated P ressTALLAHASSEE Florida legislators, already set to cut as much as $500 million from existing tax es and fees, got some additional good news on Wednesday. State economists drew up new estimates that show state tax collections will grow 5.2 percent in the next year and should continue to grow between now and 2017. The bottom line is that it should grow an estimated budget surplus to rough ly $1.2 billion a far cry from recent years where legislators grappled with cutting money to schools or health care. Todays estimate con rms Floridas economy is growing as businesses and families across our state continue to recover from the impacts of a lengthy recession, said Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart and the Senate budget chief. Legislators are already poised to use part of the expected surplus on sev eral cuts in existing taxes and fees, including a roll back on auto registration fees that the Republicancontrolled Legislature in crease ve years ago. Steady growth to increase states budget surplus TALLAHASSEE (AP) Florida Gov. Rick Scott is backing a bill that would allow qualied Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. Scott told The Associ ated Press that he supports the legislation sponsored by Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, because it would also prevent state universi ties from being able to raise tuition rates above the amount annually set by the state Legislature. Im appreciative of the fact that hes con cerned about the debt that our students are ending up with and that tuition has been growing too fast, Scott said. Scotts decision to back the legislation is a turn from 2010 when he took a hard line on im migration issues and supported having Flor ida pass a law similar to those passed in oth er states that bar the instate benet. For the past two years, however, Scott has been staunchly opposed to tu ition hikes and vetoed one proposed by the Florida Legislature. In his State of the State speech, Scott called for taking away from uni versities the ability to raise tuition above the rate set annually by leg islators. Right now, state universities can raise tu ition up to 15 percent a year.Scott to back instate tuition for some illegal immigrants M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com RUTH WILLIAMSRuth Williams, 83, died March 10, 2014. The dar ling wife of Jack Williams (deceased), she is survived by her six children: Barba ra (Tom), Linda (Steve), Mike (Rita), Jack (Leslie), Eddie (Karen), and Melissa (David). She has 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ruth recently lived at Bark ley Place, previously at Jamaica Bay and Tice. Ruth was from Beckley, W.Va. A graveside service was held at Bougainvillea Ceme tery. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The explosion of or ange blossoms in March is hard to ignore, but tracking down the more modest, elusive owers of local native plants of ten requires a sharper eye. Consider yourself lucky to see the grace ful, fountain of blooms of the rare Pygmy Fringe Tree. This year a new Pyg my Fringe Tree Wildower Festival is being organized to celebrate the blooming season of native wildowers found on the Lake Wales Ridge. Sponsored by a team of local organiza tions South Florida State College, Bok Tower Gardens, Archbold Bio logical Station, The Nature Conservancy, and Champion for Children the festival kicked off Thursday at SFSC. To day and Saturday there will be other wildow er walks at sites along the Ridge including Bok Tower, Tiger Creek Pre serve, and Archbold Biological Station. The wildower walk at Archbold Biologi cal Station will be led by Station scientist Sta cy Smith from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Ill be leading the tour along our trail, Smith said. I plan to share lots of sto ries about local wildowers, and discuss Archbolds research on native plants. A walk with Stacy is always a great way to learn how to identi fy owers in the Florida scrub, noted Hilary Swain, executive direc tor. Archbold Biological Station is eight miles south of Lake Plac id. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of State Road 70 on Old State Road 8. For more information about the festival, vis it fringetreewildower festival.com/. For more information Archbold, visit www.archbold-sta tion.org. Courtesy photoAvon Park Champions Club President Charles Devlin presents a check for $1,000 to the Avon Park High School Culinary Arts Program. Culinary Program instructor Megan Bronson, along with several students from her class, accept the donation. The programs students provided dinner service at the clubs annual Hall of Fame Banquet earlier this month.CHAMPIONS CLUB MAKES DONATION Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Boys & Girls Club of High lands County has acquired a box truck for use in picking up and deliver ing large donations for its downtown Sebring thrift store, The Emporium. Board member Paul Du Brule, Elli-B Honey Company owner Robert Elliott and volunteer Patty Bird of Avon Park were instru mental in obtaining the truck. The Boys & Girls Club is an organization that pro vides daily after-school programs for 300 local children, ages 6-18, who are either from single parent homes or homes where parents both work multiple, low-paying jobs and are not at home when the children arrive after school. The Boys & Girls Club is a safe place for children to go, where they receive a snack, help with their school work, recreation activities, and guidance with socialization. The Five Core pro gram of the club consists of guidance in character and leadership develop ment, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports and tness. The donated truck is not new, but it is very service able and much appreciated by club staff members. The Emporium manag er Levon Stukes is thrilled to have the truck. Man, what a help ... couches, easy chairs and large ap pliances are tough to load in a van or a small pickup. We can put a lot of items at once in the box truck and we wont have to keep running back and forth to the store after every deliv ery or pick up like we had to before, he said. Stukes and Boys & Girls Club director Woodraun Wright plan to make the truck a rolling billboard that will generate muchneeded income for the club by advertising local businesses. The truck needs to be stripped of its current graphics and painted, which will involve a lot of hard work. Wright and DuBrule contacted Bev erly Ragland, owner of Ducks Body Shop, who will paint the truck at no charge. It should be ready by mid-April, DuBrule said. The plan is to offer local businesses the opportuni ty to purchase advertising space on the truck. A local sign company will produce the vinyl sig nage for each business and it will be applied to the truck, which will also display the Boys & Girls Club logo. For more infor mation, call 658-1042. Anyone having good, usable items to donate call the club at 873-6160. Smaller items may be brought to The Empori um, 248 Pomegranate Ave. (one block off the west side of North Ridgewood, near the police station),Boys & Girls Club gets Emporium box truck Courtesy photoLevon Stukes (from left), manager of The Emporium, joins Beverly Ragland, of Ducks Auto Body, The Emporium volunteer Patty Bird and Boys & Girls Club board member Paul DuBrule in the excitement of the recent acquisition of a box truck. The old logo will soon disappear and be replaced by those of club sponsors.preferred that. Shes said since becoming sher iff 10 years ago that she wants to establish in terconnected and local preventative substance abuse and mental health care. Our goal is to be on cutting edge of treating the whole person, Ben ton said. She said that treat ment programs for substance abuse or mental health are often sepa rate silos, but in the eld, the two are related. Law enforcement often encounters people who have both, she said, be cause one problem often affects another. Her ofce, in partner ship with the Highlands County Commission and Tri-County Human Services, applied on Oct. 20, 2013, for a Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant to facilitate treatment within the county. It was declined. Jacque Henderson, administrative residen tial program director at Tri-County Human Ser vices, said Lake and Flagler counties have received grants as well as Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville. We will look at some (scoring) sheets and see how we did, Hender son said. Benton said the sit uation, as it is, doesnt work. Bartow has the nearest facility for any one who has been involuntarily committed for observation under the Baker Act. Substance abuse patients under age 18 have to go Tam pa, she said. Law enforcement must provide transpor tation, which pulls deputies off patrol, plus with treatment so far away, its hard to get fol low-up treatment, she said. Deputies (are) driv ing all over central Flor ida for people in crisis, Benton said. The far ther away you get, like Tampa, the less oppor tunity there is for families to get involved. Still, Benton is not daunted. She believes Highlands County will eventually have a treat ment facility, but is getting teams together in the meantime. Even though we didnt get the grants, were moving forward to have all our law enforce ment deputies and detention deputies trained in crisis intervention, to better utilize the re sources we have, Benton said. She also wants to get emergency room per sonnel and mental health providers trained to help. For now, however, she and her deputies have to rely on out-of-county resources and families ability to get help for their loved ones. SHOOTING FR OM PAGE A1 Phil Attinger/News-SunHighlands County Sheriffs detectives and crime scene investigators work the scene Sunday afternoon at 215 Plantation Drive in Sebring after Floyd Gene Hodge, 31, red on neighbors homes from his yard and then on Sheriffs vehicles before being shot and killed by a deputy. The patrol car by the suspects house (background) arrived there when he reportedly jumped into it and drove it there during the incident. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN Pygmy Fringe Tree festival under wayOBITUARIES EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK (AP) A deadly young Nile croc odile has been captured alive in Everglades Na tional Park. The crocodile caught Sunday has eluded of cials for nearly two years, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokes man Jorge Pino. He said the 5 -foot, 37-pound croc likely escaped from a facility in Miami-Dade County with two others, which were captured in 2009 and 2012. We are conducting DNA sampling to deter mine if the crocodile recovered on Sunday is part of a stock of crocs being housed in south ern Dade, Pino said. Florida considers the Nile crocodile an exotic species, so their escape is considered a crime. So if we can prove through DNA that the animal that was caught belonged to that specif ic individual, then that individual will be facing charges, Pino added. Wildlife ofcials said Nile crocs can grow up to 17 feet, some three feet Deadly Nile crocodile captured in Everglades M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 We got here Wednesday, said Talbot. We may or may not catch the actual Races, al ways depends. This is a big, awesome party. We love it, said Grow. The crew showed off their collection of wine cork and beer bottle cap artwork, which includes a large American Le Mans Series logo (which is now a relic since the ALMS is gone), a small Raceway replica and also a light-up skunk ape piece complete with glowing eyes. We work on them throughout the year, all of us pitch in. Some take lon ger than others. This one we started after the Races last year, Grow said. The Skunk Ape crew were prepping for an ear ly lunch when camp chef Craft pulled a tray of spicy sausages from the grill. Look at this, its just beautiful, Craft said, checking the smoker and tending to a pork butt and shoulder. Its been cook ing since 9 this morning, itll be good to go by 5 or 6 (p.m.). Five very enthusias tic Drunk Monks meandered around the outside of the track enjoying the sights and sounds of the Raceway. The crew has become popular over the past ve years, when they decided to create their own unique look. Why not? one of the monks said with a laugh. We wanted something different out here so, we thought Why not monks? Around 10 to 15 Drunk Monks show up each year for the 12 Hours, some from as far away as New Zealand and Norway. A closer-to-home-crew from the Jacksonville and Gainesville areas enjoyed the Races in a laid-back fashion with one of the youngest race fans at the track. Tanner Hackney, who is 16 months old, read aloud with his father, Brien, in a cozy seat at their camp while the rest of the crew geared up for the day. Weve been coming for 10 years. Theres 37 of us total this year. Weve got a group thats just about to be here in a few min utes, they drove all day and night from Pennsylvania, said Albert Holland. Holland along with buddies Neil Heggod, Chuck Broddeck, and Jeff Pfannes relaxed at their camp and made plans for the evening. We absolutely watch the Races, thats what its all about. We may not watch all of it, we may watch the beginning or we may watch the end, but we watch it and we party, Holland said. The 62nd annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring kicks off at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or at 385-6155 ext: 526. RACES FROM PAGE A1the health department ofce at 106 N. Main Ave. was closed. We are not closing the Lake Placid Center, said Thomas Moran, pub lic information ofcer of the Florida Department of Health of Highlands County. In order to pro vide services in the most effective way, the High lands County Department of Health, along with the county com missioners of Highlands County, decided to con solidate the medical and dental services to the Se bring location. Moran went on to say that there are negotia tions for transportation for the transportation impaired, and that the womens and childrens services are still available at the Lake Placid site. Moran also said there also were a number of nurses that retired from the Lake Placid site, which was another factor in the decision. There are three places in Avon Park and one in Sebring where the same services are offered, but none in Lake Placid? asked Town Attorney Bert Harris III. Moran answered that Harris was correct. What is important to remember here is that they didnt just withdraw services from Lake Plac id, they withdrew ser vices from 32 percent of Highlands County, said council member Ray Royce. Im amazed that Highlands Coun ty, without amending their interlocal funding agreement, would disen franchise 32 percent of the county for the care they were receiving pre viously. The council decided to draft a resolution for the mayors signature to be presented to the county commission to provide the services in Lake Plac id until other arrangements are in place. In other business, the council addressed the parking issue on Magno lia, adjacent to the new location of Chef Buddys Restaurant. We need to delineate where the parking is so that there is no confusion, Royce said. There are a lot of things happening in that area so we need to make improvements in that block. The town decid ed to paint stripes on the pavement to elimi nate confusion immediately and to and to research options to solve the problem for the long term. The council also dis cussed annexations. There are four options for rezoning the area along Tangerine for an nexation into the town of Lake Placid, Highlands County Planning Su pervisor Susan Buchans said. Option 1: They main tain county zoning and county land use that they have now, including agri culture. Option 2: Adopt town land use and maintain county zoning. Option 3: Adopt town land use and rezone to a conceptual site plan. Option 4 adopt town land use and rezone to a planned development (PD) district. Tonights presentation was merely to get the councils guidance on how to present these op tions, Harris said. We are giving them broad options. The council decided to have staff discuss the options with the people that are interested in an nexation. COUNCIL FROM PAGE A1the town. They told me funding was down and the se nior nurse retired, said Vice Chairperson Wil liam Bill Brantley II, who represents District 4, which covers Lake Placid. Tom Moran, spokes man for the Health Department, said that while medical and den tal services have moved to the Sebring ofce on South George Boulevard, womens and childrens services should still be available at the Lake Placid site. He also said that he spoke with Brantley and emphasized that the drop in revenue was the main reason. The retire ment of a nurse wasnt a deciding factor, but it was a consideration in reorganizing the ofce. Brantley, who lives in Lake Placid, said many students get their ath letics physicals, annual checkups and shots there, he said, especially since their families dont have reliable transpor tation to get to and from Sebring for medical care. He said the Lake Placid Town Coun cil has already passed a resolution to Health De partment and the Highlands County Commission asking for reconsideration. Brant ley said he would be ne with the ofce having a reduced hours, as long as it doesnt close com pletely. Both Brantley and County Commissioner Jack Richie were sched uled to attend a county staff meeting Thursday afternoon to learn more about it. My reaction was com plete surprise, said Richie, who represents District 4, which in cludes Lake Placid. I heard about it when the rest of the public found out. He said he hoped to nd out more at the meeting. Brantley said he had been told it partly fund ed by the county, but Richie has told him its not, although its in a county building. There is a lot of mis communication, Brantley said, between the department and the county. While WIC is still avail able in Lake Placid and Avon Park, what Brantley considers to be the two most important services medical and dental are only in Sebring now. Although two elect ed ofcials were present at Thursdays meeting, they were not from the same governing board, so the meeting did not have to be noticed or open to the public un deer the Sunshine Law. The meeting was not complete at press time and results of the meet ing were not available. SCHOOL FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Sebring Skunk Apes are feeling frisky Thursday morning at their camp in Sebring. The group has spent countless hours creating artwork made out of bottle caps and wine bottle corks. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING In 2005, the last time the Highlands County School Board asked voters to approve a local sales tax to fund cap ital improvement, turnout was low and the answer was, No. Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox said the district did a good job talking it up, but vot er turnout was low, especially among school staff and faculty, who were at schools all day, he said. I do think we need to get some people outside of the school system who would support it, Cox said. This time, Cox wants board members, facul ty and staff to learn about the issue, talk it up with voters and answer their questions on why the school district needs the money and where it will go. Anyone who questions this, take them on a walkthrough (school tour), said board member Jan Shoop, District 3. The district asked for a vote in 2010 for an in crease of 25 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, and that passed, but it ex pired after two years. Cox said he prefers in creasing sales tax to increasing property tax. It helps to do a halfcent sales tax, Cox said. Everyone pays a little bit. He said 35 percent of the tax would be paid by tour ists or seasonal residents, and would raise $6 mil lion, based on projections from Assistant Superin tendent Mike Averyt, head of operations. The call for new funding came to light this year af ter board members toured county schools in ear ly February. Bill Brantley, District 4, said after four years walking through schools, hes seen the same unmet needs: Roof ing, plumbing, permanent classrooms, buses and upto-date technology. Averyt said the district has been unable to re place a single bus in three years. Technology needs will be considerable as we re place (computers) over the next 10-20 years, Av eryt said. Highlands County, like most taxing entities, lost revenue when property values dropped in the re cession, down from $5.8 billion in 2006-07 to $4.8 billion for this scal year (2013-14), almost half the original projection of $9.2 billion, Averyt said. Cox said the district was hit again when the Flor ida Legislature redirected a half mill 50 cents for every $1,000 of taxable value from the districts capital improvement fund into its general fund. The change came in two 25cent installments in 200809 and in 2009-10, and cut the capital improvement revenue from $13 million per year to $6.9 million, Averyt said. A half-cent sales tax would close that gap, Cox said. For scal year 2013-14, the capital outlay plan has $6.9 million in revenue, $1.6 million carried over from last year and another $15,000 in interest. How ever, the district needs to transfer $950,000 to the general fund for mainte nance and has a debt pay ment of $5.1 million this year and another of $5.3 million next year, Averyt said. That debt was incurred when the district built Me morial Elementary School and added onto other schools to comply with Floridas class size amend ment, he said. New needed projects include school buildings, remodeling and technology, he said.School Board talks sales tax strategy The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Many of the big sh being caught lately at Lake Istokpoga have already spawned out. But there are still plenty of trophy sized sh moving in every day to spawn. Last Friday, March 7, Nick DeSanta and I shed the Lake Istokpoga tour nament out of Windy Point. I had shed this tour nament four or ve weeks ago with Kyle King in a torrential downpour and although only four boats braved the weather, we won the event with about 10 pounds. The weather report last Friday said high winds, 15-20 mph, and Nick and I decided to run to the north end of the lake to a spot where wed been doing well for the last couple of weeks. Hopefully wed get to sh the area before the winds picked up. The ride up wasnt bad, but within 20 minutes of arriving, the wind was blowing at gale force and we couldnt hold our position so we decided to head back. Big mistake! The heavy wind was coming out of the west and rollers, not waves, were pummeling the boat. I havent seen such rough water since shing Lake Erie, up in Ohio. It was so rough we ended up heading southeast, unable to cross the lake going west and sought refuge behind the Big Island. But even that seemed futile since we hit the rough water again once we reached the bottom of the island. Getting back to the Windy Point boat ramp area was tough, but we nally made it. Soaked with water that came over the front and sides of the boat, we shed the pads south of the boat ramp and although wed never shed that area before, I had a good strike on a Rage Craw and as soon as I set the hook, the sh circled the stems of the monster pads and I couldnt budge her. With the wind blowing us away from the bass, I ipped the electric motor on high and continued maintaining pressure on the line while I tried to get back to where the bass was wrapped up. Nick knelt down in the front of the boat and tried to pull the pads out by the roots but they were too strong. Breaking off some of the stems, Nick was sure the bass had gotten off. I couldnt feel anything but my snag so I nally stuck my rod tip down in the water and started pok ing around with the tip. That was all it took. She shot out of the pads with a vengeance and started ripping out line. We were both surprised that she was still on the hook, but we were even more surprised she was that big. But I got over the shock pretty quick and after a couple of good jumps, I was able to work her back to the net and Nick scooped her up. We quickly measured her (25 ) and slid her into the livewell. A good sh in any tour nament, we gured shed go close to nine pounds. With only an hour left, we continued to work the pads and I nally caught another bass around a pound and a half as the tournament ended. We took our two sh up to the scales and weighed them in. To our surprise, the bass only weighed 7.66 lbs, obviously having spawned out.Pre-spawn and post-spawn bass Courtesy photoJim Morgan shows off his nearly nine-pound bass caught on Lake Josephine in Sundays Sebring Bassmasters tournament. FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonSEE BASS | A11 Special to the News-SunIn Lake Placid Senior Softball on Monday, March 10, Yates Insurance continued their winning ways with a tight 15-14 win over Seminole Tire. The Noles rallied in the last inning, highlighted by Wahoo Stanleys home run, but stranded the tying run on base when third baseman Gene Welbaum squeezed a twisting popup for the last out. Darrel Richards (two triples), Richard Rucker (two doubles), Howard Carney (double, triple) and Brian Heaphy (double) paced the Yates attack with three hits each. Stanley, Ed Engler (two doubles), Bob Roth and Frank Hedges had four hits apiece for Seminole Tire. Outelder Chet Johnson took a y ball to the mouth, went to the hospital for stitches, but vowed to be back in the lineup next week. Schoonis Restaurant also won a one-run affair, defeating Central Security 13-12. Winning pitcher VRod Rodriguez aided his own cause with four hits (double), while Wild Bill DeStefano had three hits. Outelder Harvey Jones made a ne, running catch for the play of the game. For the Securitymen, Ross Anderson (triple), Ian McCuaig, Dick Cook (double, home run) and Woody Hoffman (triple) had three hits each. In Wednesday, March 12, action, Seminole Tire (2-6) upset Central Security (44) 19-16. Bob Roth and winning pitcher Wahoo Stanley had four hits each and hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning to secure the victory. Second baseman Frank Hedges also had four hits and made the play of the game when he backhanded a liner off the bat of his nephew Joe and threw him out at rst. Tell Joe all is forgiven and he is invited back to dinner, quipped Uncle Frank following the game. For The Securitymen, Ross Anderson homered, Dave Londo (two doubles) and Fred Moore had four hits each. Yates (8-0) continued their perfect second half with an extra-inning, 1817 thriller over Schoonis (2-6). It was the fourth straight one-run win for The Insurers. With the tying run on third and two out in the last inning, rover Darrel In LP Seniors, Yates wins eighth straightSEE SENIORS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID If we lose to a cold team, Im not going to be happy, Green Dragon head coach D.W. Daum said prior to Tuesdays late-starting district contest against Mulberry. By cold, he meant a team hur rying off the bus and going through a rushed warmup before play got underway as that Panthers late arrival saw the rst pitch for the scheduled 7 p.m. start be delivered at 8:20 p.m. Then again, with the added time waiting, Daums charges were relatively cool themselves by the time that game got started. But Lake Placid made the skipper happy with a 5-1 win. Jacob Cram pitched a gem, going six innings, surrendering just two hits and three walks while striking out 11. Justin Mason came on to work a 1-2-3 seventh to close it out. It wasnt until the fth when Mulberry got on the board, as a walk, stolen base and double plated a run, but that would be it. And by then, the Dragons had scored twice. In the third, Isaiah Velasquez was hit by a pitch and stole second as Tyler Carr drew a walk. Laine Daum reached on an error to load the bases and Cram helped his own cause with a deep drive that went for a sacrice y. Then in the fourth, Justin LaRosa lead off with a double to right-center and a pair of bunts, by Alex Miller and Mason, made it a 2-0 game. After the Panthers had halved it in the top of the fth, Lake Placid added three insurance runs in the bottom of the frame. With one out, Daum singled and Cram reached on an error. The runners moved to second and third on a wild pitch before Alan Vega ripped one into the corner in left for a Dragons, Devils double down Dan Hoehne/News-SunJustin LaRosa lashed two doubles Tuesday night in Lake Placids 5-1 win over Mulberry.LAKE PLACID5MULBERRY1SEE BASEBALL | A10Dean takes second in MX-5 opener BY BARRY FOSTERSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING After winning the pole position, Sebring driver John Dean had to settle for second place in the opener of the Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich on Thursday. Just like his effort in 2013, it was a photo nish as the No. 12 car of Ken Koch raced through the checkers just .053 seconds ahead of the Projections Research car of Sick Sideways Racing. Although Dean led most of the 45-minute competition, Koch was able to get around him on Turn 17 to take the win. The race was slowed for several laps when the No. 31 of Maryland driver Jason Cherry hit the wall causing a full course yellow. Dean had had drawn rst blood capturing the pole Wednesday with a lap of 2:31.372 around the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway. Thats an average speed of 87.995 mph. Dean, who didnt get to drive at Tuesdays promoter test day had worried about the equipment on his No. 16 Projections Research/PPG MX-5. We had some really old tires, from the middle of last year, on the car and it felt great. Being fastest at my home track in the rst three laps I turned felt really good, Dean said. I had a lot of friends and family that were watching live timing, so Im sure Ive got a million text messages. Deans car also serves an ambassador for the Photo courtesy of Myles ReganKen Koch slips to the front of the pack in the nal turn, edging out Sebrings John Dean Thursday morning. SEE DEAN | A10 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 OBT Baseball GamesSEBRING Orange Blossom Tours has reserved excellent grandstand seats for the Friday, March 28, Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. The 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. orangeblossomtours.com or call 855-628-0855 or 451-3040.Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5KAVON PARK The 27th Annual Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5K and One mile Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 8 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 pre-registered runners. Entry forms may be obtained by emailing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or by calling him at 385-4736. You may mail your entry information including name, age, tee size and race distance to the coach at 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Lake Placid Cornhole TournamentLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Senior FFA will be hosting its third annual Cornhole Tournament on Friday, March 28, at Roger Scarborough Field. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with tournament play beginning at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $40 per team, with the winner receiving a commemorative set of Cornhole boards. The tournament is being held in conjunction with the Lake Placid Alumni BBQ. For more information, call Lake Placid Sr. FFA advisor Lauren Butler at (863) 699-5010, or email ButlerL@highlands.k12. .us.STR8UP Family Sports DayLAKE PLACID STR8UP Youth Ministry will be presenting a Family Sports Day on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The day will feature Sun, Sand and Hoops with 2-on-2 and 5-on-5 volley ball tournaments, as well as 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 basketball tournaments, with cash prizes to overall win ners not to mention food, drinks and music all day long. Cost is $10 per per son that pre-registers, $15 per person the day of the event. Registration forms are available at Dock 633, the Florida Hospital Gym and Chef Buddys, or go to www.str8up.org for Paypal registration. Listen on 91.5 JOY FM for details. Please make checks pay able to STR8UP Youth Ministry, Inc., and send to P.O. Box 654, Lake Placid, FL 33862. There will be a live DJ and announcer, featuring guest speakers Chad Varga, Magic Benton and Big John Merrill. Kalie Spurlock will be singing the national anthem, along with ribbon cutting by the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (863) 699-1480.Lake Placid Bass TournamentLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 18th Annual Bass Tournament on Sunday, March 30, on Lake Istokpoga. Cost is $120 per team, which includes Big Bass, with a 100-percent pay back. Applications are available on the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitlakeplacidorida.com, or by calling the Chamber at (863) 465-4331.Sebring Chamber Golf ClassicSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce will hold their Spring Golf Classic tournament on Saturday, April 5, at Sun N Lake Golf Club. The event is a four per son scramble with handicapped ights. There will be cash prizes: $2,000 for hole-in-one, $250 for longest drive and $250 for closest to the pin. Entry fee is $60 per play er, or $225 for a four-per son team, and includes greens fee, cart, drinks on the course and lunch. Corporate sponsor ship includes a four-per son team and hole sign for $300. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benet the Sebring Chamber of Commerce. For questions or a registration form, call (863) 385-8448 or email information@sebring.orgNu-Hope Golf tournamentAVON PARK NU-HOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA, will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. The event is a 2-person scramble. Cost is $65/person ($130 per 2-person team.) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a Shot Gun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon follows the event. All funds raised are used to support services for seniors in Highlands and Hardee County. To register or for more information, please contact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@nuhope.org or visit www.nuhopeelder care.orgLP 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 payment is due Saturday, March 22. 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 GolfLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association will be hosting the 8th Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 12, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-per son scramble with cash prizes for winning teams in each ight and individual cash prizes for closest to the line, closest to the pin and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. Cost is $100 per golfer, $400 per team, and there will be an 8 a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, complementary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 hole-sponsors 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) 4410729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.Florida Hospital Clay ShootOKEECHOBEE The Florida Hospital Heartland Clay Shoot will be held on Friday, April 25, at the Quail Creek Plantation beginning at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. at Quail Creek, located at 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee. There will also be a home-cooked BBQ lunch and fantastic rafe and green bird prizes. There are four levels of sponsorships available, from Station Sponsor which includes advertising on course station signage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which includes registration for one shooter and lunch. The $500 Team Sponsor includes one four-man shooting team, lunch and advertising on banner displayed at lunch tents. The $2,500 Gold Sponsor includes one four-man team, cart and lunch, a banner hanging during event with company logo, company logo on yer/registration and all mail pieces, one station sign, one suite for Thursday nights social and two Thursday night dinner tickets. For more information or to register, call the Foundation at (863) 4025525, or visit the website www.FHHeartland.org/ Foundation.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING The Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center will be hosting their 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Sun N Lake. Format is a four-per son scramble with handicapped ights. Entry fee is $65 per per son, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to benet college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578. SNAP S HOT S SPORTSCOMING UPHigh School Baseball Today Avon Park vs. Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; Sebring at Hardee, 7 p.m. Monday Sebring at New Smyrna Beach, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid at Hardee, 6 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. Polk State, 6 p.m. Saturday SFSC at Polk State, 1 p.m. Monday SFSC vs. Polk State, 6 p.m. High School Softball Today Avon Park at McKeel, 4 p.m.; Lake Placid at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Sebring at Moore Haven, 5:30/7:30 p.m. College Softball Saturday SFSC at Broward, 3 p.m. TODAYCOLLEGE BASEBALL Arkansas at Florida 7 p.m. SUNCOLLEGE BASKETBALL ACC Tournament, Quarternal Noon ESPN Big Ten Tournament, Quarternal Noon ESPN2 ACC Tournament, Quarternal 2:30 p.m. ESPN Big Ten Tournament, Quarternal 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Quarternal 7 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, Quarternal 7 p.m. ESPN AAC Tournament, Seminal 7 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Quarternal 9:30 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, Quarternal 9:30 p.m. ESPN AAC Tournament, Seminal 9:30 p.m. ESPN2GOLF EuroPGA Trophee Hassan II 9:30 a.m. GOLF PGA Valspar Championship 3 p.m. GOLF PGA Toshiba Classic 6:30 p.m. GOLFTENNIS ATP BNP Paribas Open, Quarternal 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 ATP BNP Paribas Open, Seminal 11:30 p.m. ESPN2MONDAYAUTO RACING NASCAR Grit Chips 300, Qualifying 10 a.m. ESPN2 NASCAR Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 2 p.m. ESPN2BOXING Danny Garcia vs. Mauricio Herrera 9 p.m. SHOWCOLLEGE BASEBALL Mississippi State at Georgia Noon SUNCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Conference USA Tournament, Final 11:30 a.m. CBS America East Tournament, Final 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Seminal 1 p.m. ABC ACC Tournament, Seminal 1 p.m. ESPN Big Ten Tournament, Seminal 1:40 p.m. CBS SEC Tournament, Seminal 3 p.m. ABC ACC Tournament, Seminal 3 p.m. ESPN Big Ten Tournament, Seminal 4 p.m. CBS SWAC Tournament, Final 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 Mountain West Tournament, Final 6 p.m. CBS AAC Tournament, Final 6 p.m. ESPN MAC Tournament, Final 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Southland Tournament, Final 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 Big 12 Tournament, Final 9 p.m. ESPN2 Big West Tournament, Final 10:30 p.m. ESPN2GOLF PGA Valspar Championship 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Valspar Championship 3 p.m. NBC PGA Toshiba Classic 7 p.m. GOLFMLB Chicago Cubs vs. N.Y. Mets 4 p.m. WGNNBA Sacramento at Chicago 8 p.m. WGNNHL New Jersey at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUNOLYMPICS Paralympics Ice Sledge Hockey 1 p.m. NBCSPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 36 27 .571 Brooklyn 33 30 .524 3 New York 26 40 .394 11 Boston 22 43 .338 15 Philadelphia 15 49 .234 21 Southeast W L Pct GB x-Miami 44 18 .710 Washington 33 31 .516 12 Charlotte 31 34 .477 14 Atlanta 27 35 .435 17 Orlando 19 47 .288 27 Central W L Pct GB x-Indiana 47 17 .734 Chicago 35 29 .547 12 Detroit 25 40 .385 22 Cleveland 25 40 .385 22 Milwaukee 13 51 .203 34 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 48 16 .750 Houston 44 20 .688 4 Memphis 38 26 .594 10 Dallas 39 27 .591 10 New Orleans 26 38 .406 22 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 47 17 .734 Portland 42 23 .646 5 Minnesota 32 31 .508 14 Denver 28 36 .438 19 Utah 22 43 .338 25 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 46 20 .697 Golden State 41 25 .621 5 Phoenix 36 28 .563 9 Sacramento 23 42 .354 22 L.A. Lakers 22 42 .344 23 x-clinched playoff spot Wednesdays Games Denver 120, Orlando 112 Sacramento 115, Philadelphia 98 Charlotte 98, Washington 85 Brooklyn 96, Miami 95 Toronto 101, Detroit 87 New York 116, Boston 92 Memphis 90, New Orleans 88 Dallas 108, Utah 101 San Antonio 103, Portland 90 Cleveland 110, Phoenix 101 L.A. Clippers 111, Golden State 98 Thursdays Games Houston at Chicago, late Milwaukee at Atlanta, late L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, late Fridays Games Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Memphis at Toronto, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m. Cleveland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 65 43 17 5 91 208 144 Toronto 67 35 24 8 78 198 205 Montreal 67 35 25 7 77 167 170 Tampa Bay 65 34 24 7 75 186 171 Detroit 65 29 23 13 71 172 183 Ottawa 65 28 25 12 68 185 213 Florida 65 24 34 7 55 157 209 Buffalo 65 19 38 8 46 129 192 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 65 44 17 4 92 206 159 N.Y. Rangers 66 35 27 4 74 172 165 Columbus 65 34 26 5 73 190 179 Philadelphia 65 33 25 7 73 184 190 New Jersey 66 29 24 13 71 163 168 Washington 67 30 27 10 70 193 202 Carolina 65 28 28 9 65 163 185 N.Y. Islanders 67 25 33 9 59 188 228 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 65 44 14 7 95 213 148 Colorado 66 43 18 5 91 202 174 Chicago 66 38 14 14 90 225 175 Minnesota 65 34 22 9 77 161 161 Dallas 65 32 23 10 74 188 181 Winnipeg 67 30 28 9 69 184 195 Nashville 66 28 28 10 66 160 195 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 66 43 16 7 93 210 167 San Jose 66 42 17 7 91 205 159 Los Angeles 66 38 22 6 82 162 139 Phoenix 66 31 24 11 73 184 189 Vancouver 68 30 28 10 70 160 183 Calgary 66 26 33 7 59 159 196 Edmonton 66 23 35 8 54 166 215 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for over time loss. Wednesdays Games Vancouver 3, Winnipeg 2, SO Boston 4, Montreal 1 Colorado 3, Chicago 2 Calgary 7, Anaheim 2 Thursdays Games Phoenix at Boston, late Buffalo at Carolina, late San Jose at Columbus, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late Edmonton at St. Louis, late N.Y. Rangers at Minnesota, late Toronto at Los Angeles, late Fridays Games San Jose at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Washington, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Cleveland 11 2 .846 Seattle 12 4 .750 Tampa Bay 7 3 .700 Baltimore 9 4 .692 New York 7 5 .583 Detroit 7 6 .538 Kansas City 7 6 .538 Houston 6 6 .500 Los Angeles 7 7 .500 Oakland 6 6 .500 Toronto 6 7 .462 Chicago 5 6 .455 Minnesota 5 6 .455 Boston 5 8 .385 Texas 3 9 .250 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Miami 8 4 .667 San Francisco 9 5 .643 Pittsburgh 8 5 .615 Washington 8 6 .571 Arizona 9 7 .563 Colorado 8 8 .500 Chicago 6 8 .429 Los Angeles 5 7 .417 New York 5 7 .417 San Diego 5 7 .417 Atlanta 6 9 .400 Milwaukee 6 9 .400 St. Louis 3 7 .300 Cincinnati 4 12 .250 Philadelphia 3 10 .231 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesdays Games Houston 10, Washington (ss) 9 Atlanta (ss) 3, Miami 1 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4 Pittsburgh 8, Minnesota 4 Atlanta (ss) 3, Washington (ss) 2 N.Y. Yankees 7, Detroit 7, tie, 10 innings Philadelphia 6, Baltimore 5 St. Louis 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Cleveland 12, San Diego 7 Kansas City 3, Oakland 1 Arizona 9, L.A. Dodgers 2 L.A. Angels (ss) 12, Texas 1 L.A. Angels (ss) 12, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Colorado 3, Cincinnati 2 Seattle 8, Chicago Cubs 7, 10 innings Arizona 6, Colorado 4 Thursdays Games Houston vs. Toronto, late N.Y. Mets vs. Washington, late N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Philadelphia, late Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss), late Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay, late Miami vs. Detroit, late Boston vs. Minnesota, late Atlanta vs. St. Louis, late Cincinnati vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Angels, late Milwaukee vs. San Diego, late Kansas City vs. Cleveland, late Seattle vs. Arizona, late San Francisco vs. Texas, late Colorado vs. Oakland, late Fridays Games Minnesota (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota (ss) at Ft Myers, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Az., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. San Diego at Peoria, Az., 4:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Az., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Az., 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Az., 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, 7:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado (ss) at Scottsdale, Az., 9:40 p.m. M C Y K

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com Dan Hoehne/News-SunLady Dragon Quiahja Williams was a multiple winner Tuesday, getting vic tories in the high jump, long jump and 100-meter dash.two-run double. LaRosa followed with an RBI double of his own and the game was all but had.FRAZIER MIFFS MINERSOn a night when the usually potent Avon Park offense was held in check, Trey Frazier made the scant two runs hold up in a 2-1 win at Ft. Meade Tuesday. The freshman right-hander went an economical seven innings throwing just 76 pitches, scattering ve hits, walking one, striking out eight and surrendering the one run, which was unearned. The Devils got on the board early, with Alfred Brown doubling down the third-base line and quickly stealing third off Miner hurler Glavine Harpe. Tyrone Perry drove him in with a grounder, but that would be all Avon Park would muster as Harpe was matching Frazier inning by inning. But a bit of a bout of wildness in the fourth would nip Harpe as after a Mason Jahna base hit lead off the inning, he plunked Alex Gomez who gave way to courtesy runner Norris Gordon. J.C. Cobb followed with a single to load the bases, but after a strike out, a elders choice saw Jahna forced at home. But with the bases still loaded, Luis Martinez worked a walk to force in run number two. Ft. Meade would scratch for that unearned run in the bottom of the inning, but Frazier faced just one batter over the minimum over the nal three innings to secure the win for the now 8-2 Devils. Down in Arcadia Tuesday, Sebring also suffered from a lack of offense in a 5-2 loss to Desoto, moving them to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in District 11-5A play. The Blue Streaks were out of district and into the backyard brawl Thursday night as they hosted Avon Park, before returning to district play tonight at Hardee. The Red Devils follow Thursdays in-county tilt with another, that also has district ramications, as they play host to Lake Placid tonight at Head Field. BASEBALL FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunJacob Cram struck out 11 in six innings Tuesday night in getting a 5-1 win over late-arriving Mulberry.AVON PARK2FT. MEADE1 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The Blue Streak boys and Lady Green Dragons took top honors at the fourteam Lake Placid Track and Field meet Tuesday. The Sebring boys finished five points ahead of Hardee, 100-95, while the Ladies in Green stayed ahead of the Lady Streaks by four, 70-66. With full team scores combined, Sebring had the overall edge with 166 points to Hardees 155, Lake Placids 100 and Avon Parks 94. The action began in the field events, with Latoya Henley getting a girls shot put win for the Streaks, putting the shot 32-feet, 7-inches, while Red Devil Bryan Johnson won the boys side of the event with a toss of 40feet, 6-inches. In the discus, Sebring got second for both the boys and girls, with Sheliah Harris coming one foot shy of Hardees Allison Smith and Brendon Rentz getting a throw of 94-feet, 8-inches. Lady Dragon Quiahja Williams proved a dual leaping threat, winning both the long and high jumps, while Sebrings Jordyn Blount matched that feat for the boys. Lady Streak Imani Powell continued her quest for the Sebring triple jump record, getting Tuesdays win with a 30feet, 5-inch landing, with Avon Parks Lashaday Love taking second. On the boys side, ODerrick Gall finished a scant one inch shy of Hardees Tristen Lanier for a second-place finish. Sebring showed its superiority on the pole vault, with Cameron Cobb and Mitchel Winslow taking first and third, respectively, while Ali Blackman and Shannon Bloemsma took the top two spots for the girls. Hardee won the girls 4X800 relay, with Lady Dragons Jacqueline Barajas, Gabriella Per ez, Elizabeth Gloria and Rosa Ramirez taking second. The Sebring boys won their side of the 4X800. In the hurdling events, Lake Placid got a win in the girls 100 from Devany Moore, with Avon Parks Shanice Leverson taking second. In the boys 110, Hardee took the top two spots with Quincy Claitt getting a third for the Devils. In the girls 300, Lever son won for Avon Park, with Lake Placid getting second through fourth courtesy of Kathryn LeBlanc, Moore and Allison Kinchen. On the boys side, Josh Jones and Christian Suarez were second and fourth, respectively. Lady Dragon Williams then showed the power of her leaping legs translated well to running short distances as she won the girls 100 ahead of Lady Devil Love. Sebring took the top three spots in the boys 100, with Brian Dixon winning, Desmond Edwards second and Dygeriyan Barge third. Moving to the longer distance, Kaytlyn Cooper got a second in the 1,600 for Sebring, with Lake Placids Perez taking third. But the Dragons got a win from Dalton Shelton, who stayed ahead of Sebrings Fosters, Damien and Eric, to take the boys mile. The Lady Devils just edged ahead of Lake Placid in the girls 4X100, with their time of 54.59 to the Dragons 55.38, though the Sebring boys won their side of the event a bit more comfortably, by almost four seconds over Hardee. Torianna Jones got another win for the Avon Park girls, taking the 400, finishing ahead of Sebrings Adrianna Taylor and Lake Placids Belkis Rivero. On the boys side, Lanier got the win for Hardee, with Blue Streak Jar vis Bridges second, Red Devil Dre Neely third and teammate Warren Buckner fourth. Lake Placids LeBlanc and Sebrings Katie Stoll got second and third in the girls 800, with Shelton winning the boys side and Sebrings Lukas High getting third. Avon Park took the top two spots in the girls 200, in the form of Love and Keyanessahe Fullard, with Lady Streak Denise Constant third and Lady Dragon Kinchen fourth. On the boys side, Sebrings Bridges and Edwards went one and two, respectively, with Avon Parks Jones third. Shelton picked up his third win of the day, finishing 21 seconds ahead of the pack in the boys 3,200, while Lady Dragon Perez was second for the girls. The Red Devils picked up one more win, taking the girls 4X400 relay, while the Blue Streaks took second to Hardee in the boys event.Blue Streaks top LP track meet Dan Hoehne/News-sunAvon Parks Josh Jones clears this hurdle coming around the bend on his way to a second-place nish in the 300 hurdles Tuesday at Lake Placid. Dan Hoehne/News-SunThough center elder Lahna Sedatol made this ne, running catch in the left-center eld gap Tuesday night against McKeel, the visiting Wildcats would see many of their hits drop safely, while the Lake Placid bats were predominantly silent, as they bested the Lady Dragons in district action by an 11-1 score. McKeel is undefeated in District 9-4A play and sits atop the standings. Lake Placid, is 2-4 in in their district schedule, putting them in the middle of the pack. The Dragons will look to move up tonight as they host travel to Mulberry to face the Lady Panthers.SEDATOL SNARES ONE IN LADY DRAGON LOSSCity on the Circle, carry ing the seal of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce around the country on the 12 race circuit advertising both the raceway and the community. His car also has been immortalized by local artist James R. Hahn as part of the Trend at the Track mural located at the Sebring Regional Air port industrial park. Dean is here the other 364 days out of the year as well, operating a business in addition to his coaching services for drivers. His Sick Sideways shop offers race car build/ preparation, rentals, transportation, maintenance, trackside support, setup services, driver coaching, marketing/media services and race car storage. We mainly work on race cars, but we do private cars as well, he said. Currently in his shop Dean said he had a variety of cars including Porsches, Vipers, Hondas and MX5s among others. He also has added new equipment including a new dyno-tuning machine. Before, people had to drive more than an hour for that kind of service, he said. We can use it to nd untapped power in a car. Dean has been running the operation here for three years now. The employees also serve as the Projections Research Mazda pit crew. They do everything. We have lost a lot of sleep getting the car ready for this weeks race. he said. The series will hold its second race of the season Friday (this) morning with another 45-minute competition to kick off the days action. Dean will hold the pole position for that race as well. The green ag is slated to drop at 7:45 a.m. DEAN FROM PAGE A8 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 I took the bass back out and released them a couple hundred feet from the ramp and we loaded up the boat. Nick said we nished second with about nine pounds, but we won big bass. We went up to collect our money and we were told that we were disqualied. The tournament director informed us that because I was a bass shing guide, their rules did not allow guides to sh their tournaments. Nick and I were shocked. Not only did we sh and win a tournament with this group four weeks earlier, but we won the tournament and noone said anything about me being a guide. The tournament director said it was in their rules, although he didnt have a copy to show me. He returned our entry fee, but kept our $200+ winnings. Needless to say, I wont be shing with this group again. In fact, REDS is now holding a Friday tournament on Lake Istokpoga, out of the North State Park, beginning March 14, and anyone and everyone is invited to sh with us. Entry fee is $30 per team, three-sh limit and as a bonus, the winners will receive a $50 gift cer ticate from REDS, and a $25 gift certicate for big bass. Come out and join us. We plan on holding this tournament every Friday going forward.FRIENDS OF ISTOKPOGA BIG BASS TOURNAMENTOn Saturday, 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 ar ticial and limited to 25 boats. The tournament will go out of Trails End, off Rt. 98 on Cowhouse Rd. Participants must be members of The Friends of Istokpoga ($10 annual membership). There will be 100-percent pay back with 60 going to rst place, 25 for second place 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 tournament, 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. You must pre-register by 5 p.m today. Entry fees will not be accepted at the boat ramp. Sign up now at REDS II Fishing Tackle at 3603 Sebring Parkway.SEBRING BASSMASTERSThe Sebring BassMasters held its third tournament of the year on Sunday, March 9, on Lake Josephine. It was a slow start, with fog keeping everyone from traveling very far. My partner, Jim Morgan nailed a beautiful bass before the fog lifted. He had another nice sh right up to the boat before it got away. I struggled all day and nally caught two keepers after 1 p.m. Jims bass weighed almost nine pounds and proved to be enough to win both big bass and the tournament. Nick Tidwell nished second with three bass weighing around six pounds.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 863-273-4998 or by email at donorton13@gmail. com. Visit his REDS FISHING facebook page or his website at theamericansherman.com. or stop by the store to see him anytime. BASS FROM PAGE A8 Richards speared a hot liner off the bat of VRod Rodriguez to end the game. I see a lot of my play ers in church on Sunday, observed manager Doran Quigg. I better keep seeing them there. For Yates, John McCallum homered, while Quigg, Cliff Bluml (three doubles), Bill Gallagher (three doubles) and Howard Carney formed the Four Hit Club. Pacing Schoonis with four hits each were Wild Bill DeStefano (double), Norm Grubbs (two doubles) and Victor Rodriguez (two triples). Elston Hedges slugged three doubles. For further league infor mation, visit the website at lpsoftball.com. SENIORS FROM PAGE A8 Golf Hammock Last Monday, March 10, the Mezza Group played an Individual Pro-Am Points event. A group saw Jim Gulick take rst with +3, Ike Richards took second with +2 and Les Campbell won third with Even. In B group, Roger Culberson and Danny Geier tied for rst with +3, and Bob Trier and Mike Laji ness tied for second with +1. Jack Schell took rst in C group with +3, Bob Watson took second with +1, Joe Hyzny took third at Even, and honorable mention goes to Pat Dell at -1. D group had Jim Hammond winning rst with +3, followed by Ed Northrup in second at +1, and Howard Brown in third at -1. In E group, Bobby Culbert took rst with +9, Mike Anselm in second with +3, Tony Frances in third at +2, with honor able mention going to Bill Alesi at +1. F group had a three-way tie for rst between Curt Matterson, Jim Daigneault and Bob Wimmers in second at +1, with Dick Botel ho in third with -1. Jerry Edwards took rst in G group with +7, followed by a tie for second between Terry Yandle and Greg Brewer at +4. H group saw Ozzie Ber groth take rst with +6, Jerry Linsley took second with Even, and Doc Thomas took third with -1. In I group, Janet Regan was in rst with +6, Bill Woudenberg in second with +2, and Terri Trumbull in third with-1. J group saw Bill Katcher in rst with +6, Dan Tripkovic with +5, Mark Flora in third with +2. Finally, in K group, Ken Porter grabbed rst with +7, Joan Hebert took second with +5, and Bob Goldsworthy in third with +3. Special notice, there will be a banquet for all members of the Mezza Group at Homers Smorgasbord at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 24. Next Monday, March 17, the Mezza Group will continue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early due to a big eld of players. For more information, call Pete at 382-1280. Lake June West The Mens League held a Best 36 Holes tournament Thursday, March 13 and crowned Jack MaGinnis as club champ with a net score of 96. In A Flight, low gross went to the 130 brought in by Claude Cash, second went to Ron West and his 135, while Ron Cobert took third with a 138. Low net for the ight had Doyan Eades in rst with a 102, one shot ahead of the 103 brought in by Art Shmeltz for second. Bill Hintz was third with a 112. In B Flight, Howard Langston had a 136 for low gross, George Hay was second with 143 and Bill Fowler third with 146. Bob Knishka had low net in the ight with a 102, Ward Shaw a close second with 103 and Bob Berard third at 109. MaGinnis also had low gross for the tournament in C Flight, carding a 142, with Gene Ray second at 145 and Orville Huffman third at 146. Jerry Ingersol and Boyd York were tied for rst in low net in the ight with 101 each and Walter Nagel had a 110 for third. A Couples Scramble was played on Thursday, March 6. The Swartzs, Joe and Joyce, teamed with Lyan Huseu and Brent Schumacher to card a 48 for the win. Art and Kim Ames, John and Donna Stewart and Wanda Jones were second with a 49 while Dick and Norma Denhart, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau and Joanne McGill came in with a 52 for third. R. Freeman was closest to the pin for the men, hitting to 13-feet, 11-inches from No. 4, with Kar en James getting to within 5-feet, 10-inches from No. 6 and Joyce Swartz to just 1-foot, 3-inches from No. 2. SpringLake On Wednesday, March 12, the SpringLake Ladies Golf League played a 2 Person 1 Best Ball on the Front Nine of the Panther Creek Course and Alternate Shot on the Back Nine. Net team scores were used for the front 9 and Gross scores for the back 9. Three teams tied for rst place with a combined score of 76. Winners were deter mined by using the most difcult handicap holes. The team of Debbie Koperski and Kay Baxter won rst place with a 76 followed by the team of Linda Peger and Terrie Austin for second place and third place went to the team of Dotti Blackwell and Judy Devries. Fourth-place winners with a combined score of 80 went to Rosie Foote and Linda Benden. On Tuesday, March 11, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association conducted a Two Man, Pick Your Partner Scramble on the Panther Creek golf course. There were two ights handicapped by the aver age of the two players in each team. In the A Flight, Gerry Esty and Steve Hall won rst place with a gross 71 minus 15 handicap for a net 56 strokes. Jan Hard and Bill Lawens took second place with a gross 65 minus 8 handicap for a net 57 strokes. There was a tie in A Flight for third place at net 58 between Don Cunning and Vern Hoffman and the team of Joe Troia and Rick Nelson. In the B Flight, grouchy old Ed Clay and Jerry Ter rell took rst honors with a gross 76 minus 22 handicap for a net 54 strokes. Tom Bates and Chips Ryan took home second place with a gross 76 minus 22 for a net 55 strokes. Third place went to Ray McKenzie and Bill Schauwecker with a net 57 strokes. On Tuesday and Thursday, March 4 and 6, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held their Annual Championship tournament; Tuesday on Cougar Trail and Thursday on Panther Creek golf course. The Overall Low Gross Championship went to Gary Behrendt, who scored 73 (3 over par) on Cougar and 71 (1 under par) on Panther, for a total 144 strokes. The Low Gross award for the A Flight was won by Pat Jaskowski with 75, 78, and a total 153 strokes. In B Flight, Bill Lawens won a tiebreak with Dave Kamish at 158 strokes to win the Flight. In C Flight Low Gross, Joe Troia won a tiebreak at 178 strokes over Ray McKenzie and in D Flight, Jer ry Terrell won a tiebreak at 184 strokes over Steve Hall and John Schroeder. The Overall Low Net Championship was won by Gene Hearn with a net 66, a net 72, and a total 138 net strokes for the two days. Flightwise, in A Flights Low Net contest, Bazz van Willigen took rst with a two-day net 146. Jan Hard and Ken Kirby tied for second place with 147 net strokes. In B Flight Low Net, there was a tie for rst place at 139 net strokes between Dave Kamish and Joe Austin, with Joe winning the tiebreak. There was also a tie for third place low net at 148 between Jim Hearn and Don Cunning. The C Flight Low Net was won by Ray McKenzie at a net 139, with second place going to Ed Clay at 143 and third place to Jay Payne at 144. D Flight Low Net winner was Charlie Keniston, who hung on for dear life with a 64 / 79 = 143 strokes over a four-way tie at 144 strokes between Larry Colclasure, John Schroeder, Steve Hall and George Thomas. On Wednesday, March 5, the SpringLake Ladies Golf League played In the Bucket on the Cougar Trail Course. In The Bucket is a Best Ball tournament in which every fourth hole, one player is in the bucket and her net score counts as the team score. The Net Team winners were Debbie Koperski, Kay Gorham, Diana Ackling and Ruth Ann Payne with a team net score of 121. Second place winners were Teri Swisher, Judy Devries, Betty Blaser and Chris Murchie with a team net score of 137. Third place winners were Lou Cannon, Terrie Austin, Rita Jaskowski and Ann McWilliams with a team net score of 138.Area Golf League Scores FRED GOODALLAssociated PressTAMPA Free agent quarterback Josh McCown has agreed to terms of a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a move that reunites him with coach Lovie Smith. A career backup, the 12th-year pro is coming off the best season of his career with Chicago. Bucs agree with QB McCown M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYCool in the morning; mostly sunny75 / 53Winds: E at 7-14 mphPartly sunny79 / 60Winds: SE at 6-12 mphSATURDAYClouds and sun84 / 67Winds: S at 7-14 mphSUNDAYMostly cloudy, t-storms possible82 / 61Winds: W at 6-12 mphMONDAYTimes of clouds and sun82 / 61Winds: ENE at 7-14 mphTUESDAY High .............................................. 8:05 a.m. Low ............................................... 1:40 a.m. High .............................................. 8:23 p.m. Low ............................................... 2:00 p.m. High .............................................. 1:17 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:01 a.m. High .............................................. 2:26 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:54 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.83 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 82 Low Sunday ........................................... 47 High Monday ......................................... 83 Low Monday .......................................... 43 High Tuesday ......................................... 84 Low Tuesday .......................................... 45 High Wednesday .................................... 85 Low Wednesday ..................................... 59 Relative humidity .................................. 38% Expected air temperature ....................... 74 Makes it feel like .................................... 74 Monday ............................................... 29.98 Tuesday ............................................... 29.81 Wednesday ......................................... 29.95 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.22 Year to date ......................................... 5.09Sunrise 7:37 a.m. 7:36 a.m. Sunset 7:34 p.m. 7:35 p.m. Moonrise 6:02 p.m. 6:54 p.m. Moonset 6:08 a.m. 6:44 a.m.Albuquerque 59/37/pc 62/35/s 57/37/pc Atlanta 64/47/s 61/48/c 64/43/r Baltimore 57/35/s 61/39/pc 48/26/pc Birmingham 67/49/s 64/51/sh 69/37/r Boston 39/34/pc 50/30/pc 38/14/pc Charlotte 64/39/s 66/47/c 59/36/r Cheyenne 52/31/pc 41/21/sn 55/35/s Chicago 53/28/pc 42/18/pc 28/17/s Cleveland 52/33/pc 43/18/pc 22/15/pc Columbus 59/37/pc 53/24/pc 37/19/pc Dallas 69/57/c 76/54/t 67/42/r Denver 59/33/pc 50/24/c 64/37/s Detroit 44/29/pc 40/13/c 25/12/s Harrisburg 56/36/s 59/34/pc 45/19/pc Honolulu 84/72/s 81/68/sh 78/68/pc Houston 68/60/c 74/61/t 75/47/c Indianapolis 59/34/pc 53/19/pc 35/18/pc Jackson, MS 69/53/pc 70/57/sh 66/39/r Kansas City 61/39/s 63/27/pc 44/32/pc Lexington 60/42/pc 57/31/c 44/25/c Little Rock 69/51/pc 65/48/r 61/35/r Los Angeles 73/54/pc 80/57/s 91/58/s Louisville 63/44/pc 59/31/pc 46/25/c Memphis 67/52/pc 65/46/sh 56/34/r Milwaukee 48/25/pc 38/12/pc 24/17/s Minneapolis 40/16/s 26/3/pc 24/22/pc Nashville 66/46/pc 63/40/c 56/29/r New Orleans 69/59/pc 74/63/c 74/51/sh New York City 46/39/pc 57/36/pc 44/22/pc Norfolk 58/43/s 67/47/pc 54/36/r Oklahoma City 72/47/pc 67/45/pc 60/38/r Philadelphia 50/37/s 60/36/pc 47/24/pc Phoenix 79/58/s 83/57/s 82/56/s Pittsburgh 57/36/s 51/23/pc 35/13/pc Portland, ME 32/30/pc 43/27/pc 35/3/pc Portland, OR 59/39/r 63/43/pc 66/44/r Raleigh 61/39/s 68/47/pc 56/38/r Rochester 48/33/pc 40/14/c 22/8/sf St. Louis 66/41/pc 60/29/pc 42/27/c San Francisco 71/49/s 69/47/s 70/50/s Seattle 57/40/r 56/45/r 59/39/r Wash., DC 58/40/s 63/43/pc 52/26/pc Cape Coral 78/55/s 81/62/pc 84/69/c Clearwater 73/58/s 77/64/pc 79/68/pc Coral Springs 74/64/pc 78/69/pc 83/73/pc Daytona Beach 69/53/s 73/60/pc 79/65/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 75/67/pc 78/71/pc 83/75/pc Fort Myers 78/57/s 81/63/pc 85/69/c Gainesville 71/46/s 75/55/pc 76/61/sh Hollywood 74/62/pc 78/67/pc 84/71/pc Homestead AFB 74/63/pc 77/67/pc 82/71/pc Jacksonville 68/47/s 75/56/c 78/60/sh Key West 76/69/pc 79/72/pc 82/74/pc Miami 75/66/pc 78/70/pc 83/73/pc Okeechobee 71/56/s 76/62/pc 83/69/c Orlando 73/53/s 77/60/pc 81/65/pc Pembroke Pines 75/62/pc 78/67/pc 84/71/pc St. Augustine 65/53/s 71/60/pc 77/65/sh St. Petersburg 74/57/s 78/64/pc 79/67/pc Sarasota 75/54/s 78/61/pc 80/69/pc Tallahassee 69/43/s 72/53/c 72/56/sh Tampa 72/55/s 76/62/pc 77/65/sh W. Palm Bch 73/63/pc 77/69/pc 83/73/pc Winter Haven 73/54/s 78/60/pc 82/66/pc Acapulco 91/72/pc 90/69/pc 89/67/pc Athens 63/44/s 63/47/s 65/52/s Beirut 58/51/pc 63/53/s 67/63/pc Berlin 57/42/s 50/37/c 49/43/r Bermuda 60/56/s 61/56/c 67/64/pc Calgary 44/28/c 48/29/pc 52/30/pc Dublin 55/42/pc 58/44/pc 56/43/pc Edmonton 35/18/pc 40/22/pc 44/21/c Freeport 71/63/pc 75/68/pc 79/73/pc Geneva 64/42/s 60/39/c 59/38/s Havana 83/58/s 86/64/s 87/67/s Hong Kong 65/61/c 71/65/c 73/66/pc Jerusalem 49/40/sh 54/41/pc 64/57/pc Johannesburg 70/54/c 76/57/c 76/57/pc Kiev 56/40/s 61/32/c 42/30/c London 61/41/pc 57/45/pc 64/45/pc Montreal 30/28/sn 36/10/sf 18/3/pc Moscow 46/32/pc 45/35/c 39/27/c Nice 67/51/s 68/53/s 68/54/pc Ottawa 36/22/sn 33/3/sf 17/-1/pc Quebec 18/17/sn 36/10/sn 19/-4/pc Rio de Janeiro 89/76/pc 92/76/s 93/77/s Seoul 48/30/pc 54/33/s 60/34/s Singapore 90/79/c 90/77/c 90/77/c Sydney 84/68/pc 88/70/pc 86/61/t Toronto 42/25/pc 35/7/c 22/9/pc Vancouver 52/42/r 47/42/r 50/43/r Vienna 65/48/s 62/44/r 57/47/c Warsaw 57/41/pc 49/32/r 44/38/pc Winnipeg 16/-9/sf 7/-10/pc 25/17/c Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Milder weather will make a return to the Midwest and Northeast today following a frigid day Thursday; however, some snow showers will still be seen around the Great Lakes. Moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico will bring clouds and sprinkles to Louisiana and coastal Texas while high pressure promotes sunshine and dry weather over the Southeast. Dry, sunny weather will also be featured from the northern Plains into the Southwest. National Forecast for March 14 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. Mostly sunny today; cool in the morning, then pleasant in the afternoon. A moonlit sky tonight. Partly sunny tomorrow and Sunday. Monday: mainly cloudy with thunderstorms possible. On March 14, very cold air invaded the East during the Blizzard of 1888. Norfolk, Va., reached only 14 degrees. This tied the record for the coldest March day ever there. Mostly sunny today; cool in the morning, then nice. Winds east-southeast 7-14 mph. Expect 8-12 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 50% and good drying conditions. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. Full Last New First Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 7 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 68/47 71/46 72/48 69/53 73/53 73/54 72/55 73/58 74/57 75/54 78/57 77/59 71/56 73/63 75/67 75/66 69/43 65/50 66/54 74/54 75/53 73/55 76/52 76/52 74/54 76/69 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BFriday, March 14, 2014 Most people know that it takes yeast to make beer, and some people know a little bit about how it per forms that miracle. But probably few people besides brewers and biochemists are famil iar with the intricate series of seem ingly unrelated chemical reactions that must occur in a particular or der from long before the yeast does its magic to turn ordi nary grain and water into the delicious and mildly alcohol ic carbonated concoction so many of us enjoy. Here is a step-by-step primer on the natural science of brewing. When you pop open a tall, cool, smooth one at the 12 Hours of Sebirng this weekend, take a mo ment to further appreciate the marvelous result of the art we have made of that science. Beer was brewed from barley at least 7,000 years ago. But only lately have we discovered that barley, among all grains, is so rich in enzymes that it can convert to sugars not only its own starches but up to its own weight in additional starches. This is grandly referred to as diastatic power and accounts for the ability of large brewers to brew beer from up to 50 per cent corn (Miller, et al.) or rice (Budweiser). Those grains do not contain, on their own, the necessary enzymes to convert starches to cleanly fermentable sugars. They need help. Barley provides. In ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, laborers were paid in beer. Gigantic bakeries produced huge quantities of bread, which was not distributed. Rather, the loaves of bread were dissolved in water and turned into beer. We like to think that the brew ing art and science have been perfected only recently, but even in ancient times, certain brewers were recognized for their talents. Many of them had hereditary status. Their secret: They used wooden bowls and spoons hand ed down through generations. The secret of that: Yeast cells are very hardy and can survive dormancy in many extreme con ditions and habitats. One that they are especially well adapt ed to is the grain of wood. The spoons and bowls of ancient brewers harbored unique strains of good brewing yeast that were reconstituted with every use. The Pilgrims were aiming for Virginia but got off course. When they landed in the uninvit ing region of New England, they begged the crew of the Mayow er to take them south. The crew demurred. They were running out of beer. They left the Pilgrims to their fate, and half died before they managed to establish a suf cient brewing regimen, mostly from pumpkins. The lesson: Dont drink the water. No known disease pathogen can survive in even weak beer.1 Malting: Malting is the controlled germination of barley. After steeping the barley in water, the grain is spread on a malting floor and allowed to grow until it is modified. During this time, natural enzymes transform the endosperm from complex to simple starches. The grain is dried at high tempera tures and milled.2Mashing: Astonishingly, drying sprouted grain at temperatures high enough to destroy its life force does not destroy its ability to pro duce momentous chemical activity. Bringing the mash to between 148 and 158 degrees activates a pair of related enzymes that liquefy and reduce the now-soluble starch es into maltose and other simple sugars.3 Lautering: Once all reducible starches have been converted, the mash is heated yet again, to 170 degrees. The liquid is drawn off through a filter bed of the remaining husks of the original grain. The husks are then rinsed (lautered) thoroughly with more hot water. All the runoff from the mash is known as wort, and it constitutes what will become the finished beer.4 The boil: Achieving clear beer with a firm, foamy head is largely a function of removing most but not quite all proteins from the original mash. Proteins, when boiled, will coagulate and settle out of the liquid, forming a gummy mass called trub. This action is called the hot break. Boiling is also necessary to extract important flavoring agents, called alpha acids, from hops. Up to a point, the longer the wort is boiled, the more efficiently a given amount of hops can bitter a quantity of beer. Boiling even longer can pro duce caramelization of sugars in the wort.5 The cold break: As soon as the boil is complete, the wort is quickly cooled. This precipitates even more undesirable proteins and tannins out of the wort. This time the process is called the cold break, and the residue is called cold trub.6 THE FERMENT A TION CYCLE Pitching the yeast: Perhaps the most important key to making good beer is to keep wild yeast and bacteria from gaining a foothold in your brew before the preferred yeast does. This is done through good sanitation and proper pitch ing of a sufficient quantity of carefully cultivated beer yeast. When the wort is cooled, a thick broth of cultivated yeast is added.a. The lag phase: The yeast immediately begins to absorb oxygen. Enzymes facilitate yeasts intake of glucose, more complex sugars and other nutri ents. All this takes place within a few hours.b. The respiration and fermentation phases: With sufficient food reserves stored away, the yeast begins to repro duce by budding. It absorbs all the remaining oxygen in the wort and uses it and the various other nutrients to produce new daughter cells. Once all oxygen is absorbed, reproduction halts and fermentation proper begins. In a simplified explanation, yeast turns one molecule of glucose into two molecules each of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide.Bob Fila/Chicago TribuneBarley is rich in enzymes, which makes it an important ingredient in beer brewing.Malting floor Grain Endosperm 2Mash tun Mash Lauter tun Brew kettle 3 4 6aEnzymes Fermentation tank Enzymes Bright beer tank Glucose Ethyl alcohol Carbon dioxideH O C 6b 6bHusk Crushed malt Simple sugar Complex sugar Enzyme Filter bed Wort Hop Sugar Protein Proteins form a gummy massYeast Complex sugar Simple sugar Budding yeast Daughter cell Germinated barley is softer and sweeter Text by Jim Price, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Graphic by Rika Kanaoka, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Benjamin Franklin FRO M B ARL EY T O B REW: ST EP-B Y-ST EPAny starch or sugar can be processed as a fermented product, but civilizations as old as ancient Sumeria determined that barley produced the most satisfying examples of what we have come to know as beer. When these grains are ripe, however, the complex starches of the endosperm, the meaty part of the grain, will not dissolve in water. Simply cooking the grain makes it soluble, but that creates extreme cloudiness and a porridge-like flavor and prevents a successful fermentation.M IL WA UKEE J O URNA L SENTINE L Clarifying and carbonation: Once all available fermentable sugars are consumed, fermentation grinds to a halt and the yeast begins to go dormant. The beer is clarified by storing in a cool, still, sterile environment. It is now nearly free of clouding agents and is clear. It is also flat. During the whole fermenta tion process, the huge amount of carbon dioxide produced has been allowed to escape through a gas vent, while the alcohol has been preserved in an otherwise closed environment. To achieve carbonation, brewers inject carbon dioxide to the desired level. 1Who knew chemistry could be so delicious? M C Y K

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B2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, March 14, 2014 B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com PUZZLE CORNER Solution on B4 Courtesy DreamWorks Pictures/MCTAaron Paul stars in Need for Speed. JESSICA HERNDONAP Film WriterIt takes a lot for a lm based on a video game to impress a crowd these days, given the dazzling advancements in gam ing technology. But Need for Speed, based on the hit EA Entertainment rac ing game thats sold 150 million units, could now drive some of that success toward the box ofce. Despite its clichd ele ments, this adrenalinefueled stunt fest is an unequivocal thrill that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Starring Breaking Bads Aaron Paul, Need for Speed is ercely entertaining, load ed with beautiful cars, winding roads and racers in leather coats. Since Breaking Bad ended last year, Paul has been making an impres sive transition to lm, starting with the indie drama Hellion, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. In Need for Speed, he exes his ma chismo as a street racer on a vendetta. Following a two-year prison sentence for a crime he didnt commit, mechanic and race driv er Tobey Marshall (Paul) is determined to get revenge on Dino Brewster (Domi nic Cooper), the man who framed him. To do so, To bey drives from New York to California to battle Dino in a high-stakes race dubbed the De Leon. Along for the ride are British car buff Julia (Imo gen Poots) and Benny (Scott Mescudi, also known as recording artist Kid Cudi), the jovial air borne lookout of Tobeys crew. Written by rst-timer George Gatins, who pro duced Shes Out of My League, the plot is heavy with questionable log ic and monotonous dialogue. Modeled after classic 1960s and 1970s action lms, where the cars were key, Need for Speed of ten attempts to be a dramatic thriller. But its best when consciously com ical. Trite conventions, like Tobeys brooding de meanor, punctuated by his deep monotone and acute stare, are effec tive, although overdone at times. But Tobey isnt al ways serious. When riding cross-country, the eccentric Julia gets him to loosen up. Their banter offers cute comedic re lief and sets the stage for romance. Long gone are thoughts of his ex, Ani ta, played by upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, who tests out her siren poten tial and achieves it. But its the sexy, witty and ac cessible Poots who really shines. Michael Keaton, as the ridiculously animated mystery man behind the De Leon race, is another highlight. Compared to the Fast & Furious franchise by way of fast cars, harrowing rac es and a band of brothers connected mostly by loyalty, not blood, Need for Speed is more like an underdeveloped sib ling. It lacks the brutal and brawny gentleman quo tient, perhaps the most delicious feature of Furi ous. Still, the boyish good looks of Paul and Cooper are appealing. But could they really save us in a pinch? Vin Diesels Dom in Furious seems more re liable. Easily the best parts of this ride are the thrilling stunts and races. Stunt man-turned-director Scott Waugh puts us right in the drivers seat as cars exceed 120 mph and spin through the air. First-per son camera angles keep the action immediate and personal, just like the video game. Additional ly, overhead views offer a sweeping scope of the races as the drivers speed past vineyards in Califor nias Mendocino County, where the De Leon race scenes were lmed. Though the pace re mains mostly high-octane throughout, it drags in the beginning and during the nal face-off. But overall, this ashy underworld of super-charged machin ery and intense action is a blast. N eed for Speed insane, but also a thrilling stunt fest MOVIE REVIEW CRI T I C S RA T ING: DEAR A BBY: My sister has children younger than mine, but the kids all play together frequently. She recently caught them in volved in a game of truth or dare and a couple of the kids had no clothes on. While I was surprised to hear it and have spoken to my children about it, it seems to me to be one of those games that kids play. My sister insists its about dominance and sex and refuses to let my kids play with hers any longer. Im heartbroken over her reaction and dont know how to respond. We barely speak anymore. What do you think? Just A Game? in IowaDear Just A Game: Not allowing the children to play together again seems like an overreaction, but a serious discussion about boundaries should cer tainly have taken place after the incident. DEAR A BBY: I start ed dating my childhood sweetheart when we were in high school. Im now in college. My dreams and goals have always been to move from our small town to a big city in another state. The problem is my boy friend, Clay, never wants to leave here. He isnt even interested in travel. Everyone in my fami ly thinks hes holding me back and isnt being fair. He may not be perfect, but he does make me happy. I now have an opportu nity to move, but Clay refuses to go. Should I go anyway, regardless of what it does to our relation ship? Do I take the risk of being happy in a new city by myself, or stay where I know what the ending will be? Stuck in Smalltown, USADear Stuck: All of life is a risk. Please listen to your family. I think you know in your heart that you need to experience a little inde pendence. DEAR A BBY: My wife and I have been married for 10 years. She is a Real tor and Im a maintenance worker. My wife thinks that when Im off on week ends I should be working around the house. I have tried telling her that those are my days off to do what I prefer or just relax. I do maintenance work all week, and then she ex pects me to do it on weekends, too? I dont mind it occasionally, but with her its every weekend. I feel like getting a divorce be cause of her never-ending demands. How can I get her to understand? Wants To RelaxDear Wants: Have you told your wife you feel like divorcing her because of her never-ending de mands? It might be a way to get her attention. Tell her that youre will ing to x things around the house one or two days a month, but if her punch list requires more than that, she should hire someone. And as to your playing in the band invite her to come and listen if she wants, but make it plain that you dont intend to stop.Dear Abby is written by eanne Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Kids game of truth or dare causes strife among adults DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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Friday, March 14, 2014 DAILY COMMERCIAL B3 www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 Dear Pharmacist: Re cently I saw a major network news program about researchers looking for drugs to prevent Alzheim ers. The doctors inter viewed held out so little hope and it really upset me that they didnt sug gest diet and exercise. Both my parents had de mentia. Im scared of it happening to me. A.F., ChicagoThe number of people with Alzheimers is expected to triple in the coming years. The doc tors were certainly right that at present there isnt a single drug on the mar ket that can hold Alzheimers at bay. But shame on them for not mentioning that theres a whole host of things you can do to pro tect yourself. Ive written about this important topic before, but with millions of aging Americans at risk, I dont mind revisiting. Please put curcumin, the active ingredient of the common spice tur meric, at the top of your list of Alzheimers preven tives. Seriously. Researchers have published 1,000 scientic studies on the antioxidant and anti-in ammatory properties of curcumin. A recent Japa nese study showed symptom improvement in those who supplement ed with turmeric capsules for one year. Two partici pants who had severe cases were even able to recognize family members by the studys conclusion. Back in 2008, research ers in India published a paper reviewing the major research done on curcum in as a treatment for Alzheimers. They noted that curcumin apparently has the ability to help a com ponent of the immune system (macrophages) clear away amyloid plaques from the brain. They concluded, based on the main ndings above, curcumin will lead to a promising treatment for Alzheimers. What theyre saying is that, in time, someone will turn it into a drug. Then it will take years to study the new drug on animals and people before its brought to market for a hefty price. Well, duh! The take home point is that turmeric and cur cumin supplements are readily available, afford able and worth a try. Since supplements are hard to absorb, you can eat the spice. Its popular in curry dishes. Sprinkle it on ev erything like I do because its good for heart disease, arthritis and breast health. Other food items you should add to your shop ping list are colorful fruits and vegetables, with a special emphasis on blue and purple, which indi cates the presence of anthocyanins, a pigment that scientists are looking at as a possible Alzheim ers preventive. In fact, I suggest eating blueberries several times a week. Oth er memory boosting supplements include citicoline, phosphatidylcholine and Acetyl L-carnitine. What else can you do? Theres a tight associa tion with memory loss and damage from popu lar foods so I often recommend either a Paleo diet or Doug Kaufmanns Phase One diet. You could read about the dan gers of gluten in the new book, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter. I would absolutely include at least 2 teaspoons of organic co conut oil in your diet each day. Get plenty of exercise to turn on life-extension genes and increase pro duction of memory molecules. Im glad to hear your mind and emotional health are a priority. None of us should take it for granted.Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24Hour Pharmacist and Real Solu tions. For more information, visit www. suzycohen. com. This infor mation is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition.Memory enhancing tips and supplementsHEALT H Y LIVING DEAR PHARMACISTSuzy Cohen Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands and Hardee County resi dents who want to make a difference in their commu nity are invited to join the team of dedicated and car ing Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care volun teers. Hospice volunteers as sist with ofce duties and marketing events, as well as visit hospice patients in their homes offering con versation and to give caregivers a welcome break. Some volunteers even help take care of the patients pets or bring their own cer tied therapy dogs to provide furry companionship. All volunteers must com plete a 16-hour training session and the next train ing is scheduled for April 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. each day Tuesdays, April 8 and 15, and Fridays, April 11 and 18. The training will take place at the local Cor nerstone Hospice, 209 N. Ridgewood Drive, Suite 3. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. All four days of training are required. Call or email Dorothy Harris, volunteer special ist, at 253-1611; Lisa Gray, volunteer manager, (352) 742-6806; or toll-free, 888728-6234.Cornerstone Hospice seeks local volunteers with hospice hearts WASHINGTON (AP) If the Obama adminis trations health care plan is going to pass what amounts to its rst phys ical, people have to sign up this month at a pret ty speedy rate: 42 times a minute. Thats somewhere be tween the steady rate you breathe and how fast your heart beats. Someone has to sign up every 1.4 seconds in March for the Obama ad ministration to reach its 6 million sign-up goal. Enrollment season ends March 31 and as of March 1, sign-ups were at 4.2 million. The government needs 1.8 million sign-ups in the 30 days between March 2 and March 31, ofcials said. Thats 60,000 a day or 2,500 per hour. Thats way more than the daily aver ages for January and February, which ranged between 33,000 and 34,000. To put it in health terms, the average healthy adult at rest takes 12 to 18 breaths per minute. The average adult pulse is be tween 60 and 100 beats per minute at rest. High ly trained athletes can get their heart rate below 50 beats per minute. It takes about a minute to read this. If the Obama administration wants to hit its goal, another 42 people had to sign up in that time.Go Figure: Obamacare needs 42 sign-ups a minute M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com HEALT H Y LIVING Courtesy photoSteve Austin, Palms executive director, accepts two benches for the benches from Marcel Miranda, president of the Palms Auxiliary. The benches honor Lester Kesselring, longtime past activities director, and Betty Thomas, past nance director. These benches will be placed at the Oak Avenue entrance of the Palms. The Palms Auxiliary is a nonprot organization that provides assistance to the Palms residents, Palms Apartments, and Palms Estates. Their primary income comes from the Maphis Merchantile Gift Shop inside the Palms. The shop is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. New members and volunteers are always needed to help in the gift shop. Anyone interested can leave a message for Barbara Kesselring at 382-1472. Shown are (from left) Barbara Kesselring, Marcel Miranda, Steve Austin, Rick Demeri, LaRue Thomas, and Shirley Demeri.MEMORIAL BENCHES FOR P ALMS RESIDENTS Community outreach programs setThe following community outreach programs are planned by ACE Homecare: Monday 10 a.m., Town and Country Mobile Home Park (Sebring), health fair. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Lake Placid Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair. Wednesday 9 a.m., Avon Park Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair; 1:30 p.m., Crown Pointe Assisted Living Facility (Sebring), Gaming. Thursday 9 a.m., Fair Haven Apartments NuHope Meal Site (Sebring), health fair. Friday 8:30 a.m., Covered Bridge Community (Lake Placid), health fair; 10 a.m., The Groves at Victoria Park Nu-Hope Meal Site (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. The following com munity outreach programs are planned by Comprehensive Homecare: Monday Crown Pointe Caregivers Support Group, Sebring. Tuesday 8 a.m., Sebring Bluffs off U.S. 27, Sebring; and 12:30 p.m., Groves of Victoria Park, Sebring. Thursday 10:30 a.m., Balmoral Support Group, Lake Placid. All sites are sponsored by each site guest speak ers from Comprehensive Homecare. All sites are open to the public. Call 214-6795.Free diabetes management class setSEBRING The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County is of fering Diabetes SelfManagement Education classes as part of its Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. This program serves Highlands County residents of all ages, especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. Education is the key to success for diabetes con trol and for the prevention of complications. These classes are free of charge and provided by Margaret Pierce, RN and Aleyda Oliveros, Nutritionist. Classes in English are scheduled in Sebring from 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 7-9 and from 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 21-23 at the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County, 7205 S. George Blvd. in Sebring Conference room A. Enrollment is limited and registration is required. Contact the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County Wellness and Diabetes Education Program, at 382-7294. SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EWS MATTHEW PERRONEAssociated PressWASHINGTON The maker of OxyContin says it has completed testing of an abuse-resistant ver sion of the painkiller hy drocodone, a surprise development that could derail sales of the recent ly launched Zohydro, a powerful pain medica tion that has been heavily criticized for lacking such safeguards. Purdue Pharma says it plans to submit its ex tended-release hydrocodone drug to the Food and Drug Administra tion later this year. The companys tablets are de signed to prevent users from crushing them for snorting or injection. Shares of Zogenix Inc. plunged more than 20 percent after the an nouncement, which appears to jeopardize sales of the companys justlaunched drug Zohydro. Physicians would pre sumably be more likely to prescribe a harder-toabuse form of hydroco done to try to protect their patients from ad diction and abuse. And the Food and Drug Ad ministration could potentially pull Zogenixs drug off the market if its regulators determine that a safer alternative is available. Zogenix began ship ping Zohydro to pharmacies last week. Hydrocodone is used to treat pain from in juries, surgery, arthritis, migraines and a variety of other ailments. It is part of the family of drugs known as opiates that also includes mor phine and heroin. Hy drocodone can unleash intense feelings of eu phoria, especially when quickly absorbed via in jection or inhalation. Before Zohydros ap proval, hydrocodone was available only in combi nations with other nonaddictive pain relievers, such as acetaminophen. These combination pills, such as Vicodin, were the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. in 2012, with more than 125 million prescriptions lled. But they are also the most abused medications in the U.S, according to the federal government. As the rst pure form of hydrocodone, Zohydros approval by the FDA in December touched off a restorm of criti cism from some medical groups, lawmakers and state prosecutors who feared the drug would exacerbate the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse. This month Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., separately called on the Obama administra tion to overturn the approval of Zohydro. One of the chief criti cisms leveled against the drug is that it does not have any design features to discourage abuse, something that has be come increasingly common for extended-release painkillers. Purdue says its version of hydrocodone will be similar to the tamper-re sistant version of Oxy Contin it launched in 2010.OxyContin maker to offer abuse-resistant version Liz O Baylen/Los Angeles T imes/MCTPurdue Pharma has sold more than $27 billion worth of the powerful painkiller OxyContin since its introduction in 1996. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 RELIGION Avon Park Christian Church AVON PARK The Annual Chili Cook-Off is Wednesday evening. To bring chili to be judged or to be a judge, call the church by noon Tuesday. To taste all the differ ent avors, stop by the church. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email accoun tapcc.2014@yahoo.com with any questions. The church website is www. avonparkchristianchurch. com/Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the second Sunday of Lent, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled The Gospel in a Scallop Shell. Wednesdays Lenten Devotions are at 7 p.m. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. For more infor mation, call 471-2663 or search online at christlu theranavonpark.org.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Promise of New: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor David Smalley will preach from Romans 12:38. The title of the sermon will be Mission Made Possible. The theme for Sunday School will be God Raises Up a Deliverer. The scrip ture will be from Exodus 3-4. For more information, call 385-1597.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the ser mon, Stage 1... with scripture from Genesis 12:1-9 on Sundy. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanue lucc.com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID This Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will preach The Believer and the Government from the book of Romans. Sunday evening he will preach Can You Hear Me Now? from the Gospel of John. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave. To listen to Faith Baptists Sunday morning sermons or for more information, visit the website, www.faith baptistchurchLP.com, or call the church ofce at 465-0060.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sunday, the church celebrates First Sunday in Lent. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliver his sermon ti tled Passing The Test Of Temptation. L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Togethers study is called Productive. The study for March 21 will be Finding Joy in What We Do. In Pauls Second Letter to the Corinthians, we discov er how God has entrusted money and resources so that we can support His work in the world today 2 Corinthians 8:1-9. Lenten services will be held Wednesday evenings. The theme for March 19 is Facing Our Fears Isaiah 41:10. Recognizing what strikes fear in our hearts helps us to grab on more tightly to Christ. A soup supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. prior to service. For more informa tion on any event, check the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ FaithLutheranSebring.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will preach morn ing worship service out of James 5:1-6. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more infor mation call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Sunday, Pastor Kevin Ahrens will preach on Weaving Together in Fellowship from Acts 2:42 Sunday evening, he will preach Joy, Joy, Joy, Down in My Heart from his series on the Fruit of the Spirit. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Jeff Taylors message will be Prayers You Never Asked. The OASIS group is planning a trip to Sarasota on Thursday, March 20. They are leaving from the church at 8:30 a.m. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. Call the church ofce at 4655126 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING This is Mens Sunday. The Message is from Romans 1:18-23, Sin in Our Changing World by Rob Plymers. Greeting the congrega tion will be Terry Ducar. Elders are Dick Asmussen and Howard Lewis. Deacons and servers are Dick Campbell, Roger Sands, Terry Ducar and Richard Neff. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peers ser mon on Sunday will be Gods Ways Part II from Hebrews 11:35-38. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107 for information.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Pastor John Bryant will bring the mes sage with the adult vocal ensemble providing the anthem, Faithfulness. The bloodmobile will be in the church parking lot from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Fine Food and Fellowship Dinner is March 23 after the morn ing services. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church ofce for informa tion at 385-5184.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Will We Know Our Loved Ones in Heaven? with scripture from I Thessalonians 4:14-18. The service will include music by Ralph Sylvester, Harold Liming, Roger Beeman, and Homer Beeman. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693 for information.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haas will preach on the subject of Journey To The Cross Nicodemus. The scripture lesson will be from John 3:1-17. Wednesday is Lenten Study at 5:30 p.m.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles ser mon is titled My Help Comes From the Lord based on Psalm 121. The churchs pres ent location is the Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more informa tion, call 835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, An Everlasting King, is taken from Psalm 110 and Acts 2. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message on Sunday. The Lords Supper will be observed during the 11 a.m. service and Foot Washing in the 6 p.m. service. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552 for information.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Shiela Swangers sermon topic will be Peeking Over the Fence. Biblical reference is from John 3:1-12. SNAP S HOT S CHURCH SERVICES The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Woody Wright in concert SundayLAKE PLACID Woody Wright will be in concert at Community Church of God, 735 Sun N Lakes Blvd., at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The church is direct ly across from Lake Country Elementary School. He calls himself Warner Universitys most successful drop out! Wright and his wife Vonnie will be church guests for a Sunday morning concert that youll be talking about for a long time. As a soloist and a vet eran of traveling gospel groups, Wrights minis try spans ve decades (he was really young when he started). He has been on a Gaither Homecoming program. Youve likely heard his music sung, also, by oth ers maybe even by your church choir. For information, call 465-3715Back Porch Revival in concert SundaySEBRING After the race cars have whizzed by, come relax and restart your engines spir itually at First Baptist Sebring (200 E. Center Ave.) Call 385-5154. The gospel blue grass group, Back Porch Revival, will be in con cert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Theres no ticket needed.Barbecue to raise funds for Heartland Food ReservoirLAKE PLACID On behalf of the Hands of Christ Food Ministry, the Mens Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Placid Lakes, 116 Cleveland Ave. NE is hosting a barbecue fundraiser to bene t The Heartland Food Reservoir from 12:303 p.m. Sunday, March 30. Eat inside, eat outside, or drive up and take it home to enjoy. Pre-purchased tick ets are $7 and they can be bought from any Heartland Food vol unteer, or you can call the Heartland Food Reservoir Ofce at 3857885 or the First Baptist Church Ofce at 4655126 for tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the First Baptist Church of Placid Lakes in the church lobby 15 min utes before and after all services through Wednesday, March 26. Tickets purchased at the door on March 30 will cost $8. The meal consists of a generous portion of barbecue pork, potato salad, baked beans and a homemade brownie for dessert. For those dining at the church, ice tea will be served as a beverage.Highlands Ridge Chorale presents Broadway musicSEBRING The Highlands Ridge Chorale will present a concert of beautiful Broadway music at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. The chorale is direct ed by Connie Carter and Sue Shellhammer. This concert will con clude the 2013-14 concert series at St. John. For information, call 382-1736. A donation will be taken. Courtesy photoWoody Wight will be in concert this Sunday at Community Church of God in Lake Placid. SNAP S HOT S R ELIGION N EWS M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 596.ANGLIC 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; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. Sun day Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMB L Y OF GODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Await ing His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Wor ship, 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.; Morn ing Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Fam ily Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ cen tered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (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 be gins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church ofce 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 Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Tele phone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: ofce@apfellowship.org; Web site, www.ap fellowship.org. First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of mu sic. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meet ing/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. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at www.fb cap.net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both ser vices with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meet ing at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp. com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contem porary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Fam ily dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School be gins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday 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 September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the minis tries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Tele phone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, pre school director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mis ion Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Gird ley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday wor ship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 808 Gardenia 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 Ser vice, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bi ble Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available 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 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hick ory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 3850049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, ofce@stcathe.com; website, www. stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing, Princi pal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Se bring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Fri day. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; As sisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilli ation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Of ce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MondayFriday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sunday 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: Healing Mass, 9 a.m.CHR 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. Kristy Marvin, Child rens Director. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. 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.CHR I ST I A N & M I SS I ON 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. Sun day services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Ser vice meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.CHUR CH 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.CHUR CH OF CHR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered class es for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 4022159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bi ble class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website www.thelord sway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 3857443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of 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. CHUR CH OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.CHUR CH 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.CHUR CHES OF CHR I ST IN CHR 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. Sunday 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 Motor 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 worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 4534853. Visit us at our website at redeem eravonpark.com. 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. Wor ship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NG E LIC 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: 2733674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail. com. Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren C hurch, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Ran dall 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 grace.org.INDEPE N DE N TFirst C hristian C hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.rstchris tianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior 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. Je sus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park 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 Congre gation 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.newlifesebring.com. 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 www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. 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 www.bfcsebring.com. Church of ce 385-1024. C alvary C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on 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 minis try. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail. com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www.ctmforme.com C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 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 nnected.org 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 & Wor ship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children class es are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spirit-lled services. Moving For ward in Unity. Church ofce, 385-1800 or 655-2748. 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. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com 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 www.juanitafolsomministries.com. 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 www.weareunion.org. Unity L ife E nrichment C entre,new lo cation, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; email unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www. unityofsebring.org. 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

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 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@stra to.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Ofce hours: 8:30-12:30 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@strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 3829092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www. salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor John A. Bryant. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuelucc.com.P LACES T O WO RS HI P RELIGION The story is told of an evil man who died and went to torment. Upon ar rival, he was told that he had the choice of enter ing one of six closed doors that would lead him to his eternal punishment. He put his ear to the rst door and heard horrible shrieks of pain and ago ny. Obviously disturbed by what he heard, the man went to the second door and heard the same thing. Quickly moving to the third, fourth, and fth doors, again and again he heard the same terrible sounds. However, upon his arrival at the sixth door, the man listened and heard nothing but the sound of gentle murmur ing. He quickly said, Ill take this one. The door was ung open, and the man was tossed inside. Instantly, he found himself up to his bottom lip in a vast sea of sewage. The unexplained murmuring the man had heard just moments be fore was now clear. With the man were count less millions of others standing on their tiptoes with their mouths halfopen whispering, Dont make waves! Dont make waves! That story depicts the philosophy of many in the religious world to not make waves. The only problem with this kind of thinking is that it comes from man and not from God. Now making waves does not mean that we are to be mean, hateful, or de structive by invading anothers freedom or right to choose. What I mean by making waves is the kind of impact and dif ference that Christ made wherever He went, and He certainly rocked the boat from time to time! Christ spread the crys tal-clear message of His Father no matter where He went. He taught the rich and the poor, the powerful and the helpless, and the willing and the unwilling. He taught Gods will without reservation or modication. Sometimes, we do not want to make waves when it comes to teach ing the truths of Gods word. We might be afraid to stand up for what is right because it is not con sidered popular by others. We might be afraid to teach a particular part of Gods word because the religious world does not accept it. We might be afraid to share the Bi ble with others because it would reveal how their lives were being lived in an ungodly way. Yet, if we are going to do things Gods way, sometimes we must make waves! Paul told Timothy that he might have to make waves in the effort to preach Gods inspired word and that word only. He said in 2 Timothy 4:2-5, Preach the Word; be pre pared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and care ful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situ ations, endure hardship, do the work of an evange list, discharge all the duties of your ministry. Remember, if you desire to please God, you must believe, live, and teach Gods will just as Christ did. That may mean you will occasionally make waves. However, if mak ing waves causes others to examine their lives, turn from sin, and submit themselves in obedience to Gods will, then by all means, make waves!Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway. On the Internet go to at www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail se bringparkway@sebringcoc.com.Are you making waves? Special to the News-SunDr. Knute Larson will be the Bible teacher at the next Bible and Mis sionary Conference sponsored by Sudan In terior Missions. The conference runs from Sunday through Wednesday. For 25 years Larson was pastor of The Cha pel, a mega-church in Akron, Ohio. Missions became the churchs middle name with local and global involvement. The Chapels Adult Bible Fellowship approach is now used in more than 4,000 churches. Larson now gives his time to coaching pastors and churches. He is an associate Bible teacher for Radio Bible Class, and teaches grad courses for Moody Bible College and Trinity Seminary. Larson has authored several books. His lat est is You Decide: Five Beliefs that Change My Life. World mission updates will be brought by Chris Stark, a SIM missionary to Thailand. His reports will bring everyone up to date about what God is doing in that part of the world. The opening ser vice is at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Monday through Wednesday sessions are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The SIM Chapel is on Schlosser Road off Spar ta Road. The conference is free and open to every one.Larson to speak at next SIM conference LARSON BY DAVI D L. CO WLESSpecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Dr. Thomas Hermiz, presi dent of the Avon Park Holiness Camp Association, shared last month at the 75th Anniversary Holiness Camp Meeting a thrilling, yet tragic account of how his family became Chris tians and some came to the United States to escape persecution. Near the turn of the 20th century, a young cou ple from Boston felt that God was calling them to be missionaries in the coun try of Turkey, Hermiz said. They traveled to Turkey and located in the little vil lage of Midyet, where my great-grandfather lived. His father warned him, Whenever you get around those missionaries, be sure to put your ngers in your ears because the stuff they are preaching and teach ing will pollute your mind. One day he was at an open market trying to buy some meat for his family. The missionary was across the road preaching the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This mar ket was located in an open eld with a lot of ies around the fresh meat. While he was trying to buy meat for his family, with his ngers in his ears, a y landed on his nose. The y was driving him crazy. Fi nally, in desperation, he took his ngers out of his ears and swatted the y away. At that time he heard the missionary say, The Bible says, He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says. It was the rst Bible verse he had ever heard. It so intrigued and captivated him that he never got his ners back in his ears. He kept listen ing to the missionary and walked across the road to join the crowd. This was the rst evangelical and evangelistic service he had ever been in. Dr. Hermiz continued, At the close of the mis sionarys message, my great-grandfather, at 21 years of age, went forward and invited Jesus Christ into his life. As far as we know he was the rst born again Christian in our family, led to the Lord by this missionary from Bos ton. My great-grandfather paid a great price. His par ents said, Our son is dead. When anyone asked about him, they would say, on the day of his conversion to Christianity, that was the day he died. They dis inherited him. His wife, also left him immediately, with their two children. Yet, after a few weeks, she came back and they were reunited and reconciled. She be came a believer in Jesus Christ and they established a Christian home. Hermiz added, My great-grandfather became a community leader and a very wealthy man. He led many people to Christ and helped the missionary build a church in down town Midyet. That church is still there today and the Gospel has continued to be preached in that com munity across more than a century. The years went by and there was a great massacre in that area with hundreds of thousands of Christians massacred in the Mid dle East. My grandfather ed the country without his family. His intention was to get settled and then bring them to the Unit ed States. In the meantime his wife and more than 30 members of their fami ly were martyred for their faith in Christ. Hermiz shared, Mirac ulously, my father, Thomas E. Hermiz, was smuggled out of the country and reunited with his fa ther and other relatives in New York. He concluded that as a result of the witness of the missionaries who came to Turkey, there are ve gen erations of Christians in his family. His father was a pastor for 60 years. He and Dr. Hermiz and other fam ily members have shared more than 100 years of combined missionary evangelism and pasto ral ministry in the United States and other countries of the world. David L. Cowles is a freelance writer residing in Avon Park. He directs PACER Minis tries, www.pacerministries.org.H ermiz shares how missionary witness reached across generations K EVIN S K OMMENTSKevin Patterson M C Y K

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w ww.newssun.com Friday, March 14, 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.: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 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 eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com NR-11-78029 March 7,14,2013 dens 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 Michala k 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 eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com NR-007097F01 March 7,14,2013 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 Pendescribed 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: (863) 402-6664. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com 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 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: 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 Florida Bar Number:0306850 Robinson,Kennon & Kendron,P.A. 582 West Duval Street PO Box 1178 Lake City,Florida 32056-1178 Fax:(386) 755-1336 E-Mail:jjk@rkkattorneys.com Secondary E-Mail:mad@rkkattorneys.com March 14,21,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.2014-75-CP Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF ROBERT L.SAUNDERS,JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Robert L.Saunders,Jr.,deceased,whose date of death was January 12,2014,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave.,Sebring,Florida 33870-3867.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 14,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Jerilyn G.Saunders 455 Panther Place Sebring,Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ John J.Kendron Attorney for Jerilyn G.Saunders 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 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-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. 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,SECTION 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 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 1050LegalsCourt 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. 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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-70 IN RE:ESTATE OF QUEEN AYERS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of QUEEN AYERS,deceased,whose date of death was June 6,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO 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 A M 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 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 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. A lbertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com NR-11-89084 March 7,14,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000242 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC. Plaintiff, v. RALPH THOMPSON A/K/A RALPH E. THOMPSON; JACKIE LOWDER A/AK/A JACKIE L.LOWDER; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE A BOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PLACID LAKES HOME A ND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; SUNTRUST BANK Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 2,2013,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 24,BLOCK 88,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION EIGHT,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 70,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 495 ARCHIE SUMMERS RD,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Highlands County,Florida,at eleven o'clock a.m.,on A pril 01,2014. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 6th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 617120869 March 14,21,2014 1050Legals***PROCESS COLOR**** DUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00036497

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w ww.newssun.com Friday, March 14, 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, like new tires, $3500 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 LIKE NEW $300 OBO 863-471-2739 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 Recreation PIT BULLBlue nose, free to loving home. Gentle female, over 2 yrs. old. 863-699-1807 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 & SuppliesNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & 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 & Tools **LAKE PLACIDESTATE SALE** Sat. March 15 8am-3pm Sun. March 16 Noon-3pm Placid Lakes 100 NE Lemon Dr. Great sale by the professionals The Furniture Doctors Serving Highlands County over 30 years 863-414-7388 SEBRING -SPRING TRASH/TREASURE/BAKE SALE Fri., March 14, 8am-3pm Sat., March 15, 8am-noon St. John United Methodist Church 3214 Grand Prix Drive (behind Sebring Walmart) Lunch served Friday. Call 863-382-1736 for info. AVON PARKESTATE SALE. Hooded cradle, pressed back rocker, Noritake, Pfalsgraff USA, red wagon, household items, tools, shelving, furniture, quilting frame. Fri.-Sat. 3/14-15, 195 S. Railroad Ave. Downtown Mini Storage. LAKE PLACIDFri. Sun. 8 4pm. 1613 Sylvan Circle. 55"LG 3D Google TV, Cozy E-bike,vintage items, handmade Easter bunnies, furniture, woven baskets, books, cookbooks, vintage items, crafts +more. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING *ESTATE SALE 4305 Elson Ave Us 27 to Hammock Rd to Lakewood Dr to Golview (R) to Elson. Friday March 14, through Sunday March 16, 8am to 4pm. Tools Tools Tools! Gone With The Wind Lamps, over 25 antique, anniversary, mantel, novelty and wall clocks. Small tables, cherry BR furn. w/dbl. 4 poster bed, lane cedar storage cabinets, spindleback chair, Serta dbl. bed w/pine headboard, sheets & towels, antique mirror, Corelle, baking dishes, slow cookers, plants, staghorn, three person swing, lg. patio set w/glass table and extra chairs avail., beach chairs, oak pedestal (has been repaired) DR table & 4 chairs, elec. griddle, iron pans, Club pans, many kitchen items, recliner, Nascar collectibles, desk, race posters, stereo components, old beer signs, cookbooks, mens clothing, very large shelf/storage unit, garage fridge, lg. shop vac, older washer/dryer, (look bad work great), ladder, Kirby vac, Wind Tunnel vac, desks, Schwinn bike, Snapper mower, Win 98 computer, sm. flat screen monitor, tvs, dvd, vcr, approx. 15 stacking Craftsman and other stacking rolling toll box pieces, blower, chainsaw, trimmer, steel shelves, pressure washer. Mechanics, Lg. array of carpenter and yard hand and power tools, ladders, flower pots and etc. Sunday is 1/2 price day. Cash & FL check accepted. Donna Collins Estate Sale www.estatesales.net SEBRING FIRSTBAPTIST CHURCH of LAKE JOSEPHINE. Sat. 3/15. 8 1pm. 111 Lake Josephine Dr. (South of 98 and US 27, behind Sunoco Station). SEBRING -THURS.-SAT. March 13, 14, 15, 8am-4pm, 214 Pine Tree Lane. Tools, fishing poles, etc.; many electrical/plumbing fittings, cabinet doors/drawers, musical instruments, Xmas items, misc. LAKE PLACIDSat. March 15th. 9 3pm. 17 Grape Ln. Furn., lamps, microwave, bar w/stools, misc. Rain Or Shine. AVON PARKSaturday, March 15, 8am ? Tools, kitchen items, dishes, adult and baby clothes, medical equipment, furniture and more. 1275 Lake Lotela Dr. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VAC, UPRIGHT,bagless, completely reconditioned, guaranteed for 30 days, $25, 863-402-2285. LARGE DOGhouse, solid, very well made, very spacious. Call 382-9044. DOLL HOUSEVictorian. 2 story. Needs assembly, free with purchase of furniture, 5 rooms+ lots of acces. Made of balsa wood, $40, 863-402-2285. BATHROOM SINK WITH COUNTER, $30. 863-835-1734. BATHROOM SINK WITH COUNTER AND HARDWARE READY TO INSTALL, $70. 863-835-1734 7310Bargain BuysAPPLE BLOSSOMDINNERWARE EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER USED Gold trim. By Theodore Haviland. 60 plus pieces. 863-205-3944. 7300MiscellaneousLATE 1800'SEAST LAKE 5-drawer chest $325 OBO. Lamp table $225 OBO. Both beautiful & clean.. 863-471-2739. 7060Antiques -CollectibleKENMORE WASHER& DRYER Front load large capacity $450 OBO. 863-381-7198 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise3/2 ONLAKE CARRIE access LAKE JUNE/HENRY. $800 1st/sec. Ref req Call/text 786-285-5026 6300Unfurnished HousesMOBILE HOMEFOR SALE 50 x 100' Lot, clear. 2/2, carport, screen room, covered patio. Close to Hospital. Furnished. $32,000. Call 863-382-3049 6250Furnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING *NICE & LARGE NEWLY REMODELED 2BR, 1BA, 1917 Wightman Ave. $500/mo. & $500 sec. dep. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORHOMES 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 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 SaleFOR SALE,CBS 3BR/2BA, 1 car gar., in Avon Park Lakes, fenced back yard, built in 2006, newly renovated in 2010, asking, $99,900, 863-368-1963. 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkTHE 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 SERVERS NEEDEDIMMEDIATELY Apply @ Springlake Golf Resort MonSat. 8 5pm. Call 863-655-6215 For Directions Only MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTS FOR BUSY OFFICE. Send Resume to P. O. Box 991, Lake Placid FL, 33862. 2100Help WantedMANAGER -CIRCLE THEATRE Full-time employment opportunity: Manager of the beautiful newly renovated Circle Theatre in historic downtown Sebring. Salary is competitive. Employment hours are flexible, requiring some evening and weekend work. The Executive Committee of the Champion for Children Foundation will interview all finalists that are selected from the pool of applicants. This position will report directly to the CEO. Strong leadership qualities are essential. An associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred but not required. Applicants should have at least 5 years of proven management and administrative experience. The Circle Theatre Manager will oversee operations and supervise all aspects of the Circle Theatre, including events, Sweet Shoppe, personnel, volunteers, facilities and children's programs. The successful applicant must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, focused and detail oriented. Computer skills are a must. We are looking for a dynamic team player and a problem solver. Marketing, networking, public presentations, financial management & event planning are important requirements of this professional job. Send resume and references, postmarked by March 31, 2014 to: Champion for Children Foundation, P.O. Box 7125, Sebring, Fl 33872-0103 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. DIETARY AID Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT Dietary Aid position available. The applicant must have some knowledge of working in a long term care setting. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. CERTIFIED NURSING 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 Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. ARTIST ASSISTANT,part-time could become full time. Cataloging and restoring paintings. Flexible hours. Lake Placid area. 863-699-0072, 239-287-6298. 2100Help Wanted 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 1100AnnouncementsFederal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida March 14,21 2014 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsThe City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-023:MATERIAL & LABOR TO DISPOSE OF DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT BIOSOLIDS Commodity Code 962-39 Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from publicpurchase.com or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email: kirkzimmerman@mysebring.com,at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce A venue,Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, A pril 10,2014,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference beginning at the Cemetery Road WWTP on March 26,2014,at 10:00 AM.Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person,by mail,of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances of local,state and federal authorities having j urisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN 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 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,N.A.is 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 a.m.at 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 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,desiring to engagein business under the fictitious name of CHRISTIAN WORSHIP FESTIVAL OF THE HEARTLANDS located at 3631 Dolphin Drive,in the County of Highlands,in the City of Sebring,Florida 33870,intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State,Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 13th day of March,2014. Jorge J.Martinez March 14,2014 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Judy Terry that on 03/26/2014 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon A ve.Sebring,FL 33870.The personal property in Unit #50 of Judy Terry will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S.83.806(4). March 14,21,2014 (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 14,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Valerie Grundy 310 Earnest E.Sims Street Avon Park,Florida 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representatives: WILLIAM J.NIELANDER Florida Bar Number:0386014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 E-Mail:wjn@nielander.com March 14,21,2014 1050Legals rf PALMS OF SEBRING 1X3 AD # 00036461 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344

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NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 A lot had to happen to get you that beer at the RacesB1Dragons and Devils both get wins A8Sebrings Holly Ogg selected as NAPW Woman of the YearA5 VOL. 95 NO. 29 Cool in the morning and mostly sunny High 75 Low 53 Details on A12Classieds .............. B9 Dear Abby ................ B2 Healthy Living .......... B3 Obituaries .............. A6 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Movie Review .......... B2 Religion .................. B5 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun An insane, adrenaline-fueled stunt fest, Need For Speed brings video game to big screen B2 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, March 14-15, 2014 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Among the few things conrmed since Sun days early-morning shooting incident is that scarcely more than 30 minutes after neighbors called 911, the ordeal ended with a single shot that killed gunman Floyd Gene Hodge, 31. What hasnt been conrmed was why, or whether anything could have been done to prevent it. His wife, who also called dispatchers that morning, said he was acting possessed. In those foggy, predawn hours starting at approximately 4:30 a.m. Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce reports state he red dozens of times at neighbors homes, then at sheriffs deputies, with an AK-47 assault rie. A single rie shot from a deputy killed him at 5:05 a.m. Sheriff Susan Benton posed the question that afternoon of why, adding that his family tried to get him treatment to prevent such a situation. Benton said she would have SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Just as the racing action began at Sebring International Raceway, the race for three seats on the Sebring City Council came to an end as Lendard Carlisle, Jr., Mark Stewart and Bud Whitlock were elected Tuesday. Stewart was the lead ing vote-getter with 305 votes, or 23.07 percent of the total 510 ballots cast (out of 5,299 registered voters). Whitlock had 281 votes and Carlisle 186. Mary Ann Lewis had 158 votes, followed by Nadine Elliott-Tedstone with 140, Mar ty Roepstorff with 132 and Rob Horne with 120. Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg said that the voting went as smoothly as possible. The day went well. We had no problems, no issues at the precincts, said Ogg. We were pleased with the election. We started early and we were done and wrapped up by 8:30 (p.m.). Overall, the voter turnout went up approximately 4 percent. We had a 9.62 percent turnout this election. Last Carlisle, Stewart, Whitlock elected Race starts at 10:30 a.m. SaturdayQuestions remain in shooting incidentBenton still trying to get Baker Act facilityThe odd is ordinary at the Races BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID The Town Council decided Monday to draft a resolu tion asking the county to come up with a way for the Health Department to keep providing key ser vices in the southern end of the county. The discussion came after Wanda Hall spoke from the audience and asked the council why WHITLOCK STEWART CARLISLE BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING School board members didnt like hearing that the Florida Department of Health might not have a full-service ofce any longer in Lake Placid. They voted Tuesday to send a resolution asking the Health Department and Board of County Commissioners to re consider pulling out of BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Several monks, a giant teddy bear and the infa mous skunk ape were all spotted Thursday morning amongst the 62nd annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring fans. The slow, calm atmosphere on Thursday will likely yield a chaotic Friday and Saturday as thousands more Race fans con verge on the Sebring International Raceway. The cool morning and maybe a few hangovers kept many fans in their camps midmorning Thursday, but several bright-eyed attendees were out and about. Decked out with thousands of bottle caps and wine corks, the Sebring Skunk Ape camp drew a lot of attention. The campers, all men who specically left the ladies at home for the week, put the nishing touches on their unique bottle cap art while checking on some delicious smells from the grill. The crew from Fort Pierce consisting of Dave Talbot, Phil Jacobson, Scott Grow, Mike Kendall and Chris Craft have been attending the Races for the past decade.Raceway where Drunk Monks, Skunk Apes, fans of all ages come together Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Drunk Monks were on a walkabout Thursday morning at Sebring International Raceway. The crew has members from all over the world. Katara Simmons/News-SunBrien Hackney reads with his son, 16 month-old Tanner on Thursday morning in Sebring.Phil Attinger/News-SunSheriff Susan Benton speaks with family members of Floyd Gene Hodge, 31, who died after being shot early Sunday morning in a gun battle with Highlands County Sheriffs deputies. The family had been trying to get mental health treatment for Hodge. Benton, in turn, has been trying for 10 years to get coordinated mental health and substance abuse treatment for county residents.Town Council critical of decision Rod Lewis/News-SunThe Lake Placid ofce of the county Health Department has stopped offering medical and dental services. Those have been shifted to Sebring, which has drawn criticism from Lake Placid ofcials.Lake Placids loss of key Health Department services draws questions SEE ELECTION | A5SEE SHOOTING | A6SEE RACES | A7School Board against changeSEE COUNCIL | A7SEE SCHOOL | A7 School board to ask voters for half-cent sales tax hikeA7 MCYK

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ROMONA W A SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERYL OTTOWednesday, March 12 12-14-20-25-36-52 X-5 Todays Jackpot: $21 millionP OWERBALLWednesday, March 12 14-15-28-37-54 PB-10 X-2 Todays Jackpot: $70 millionMEGA M ONEYTuesday, March 11 13-24-35-42 PB-13 Next Jackpot: $1.7 millionMEGA M ILLION STuesday, March 11 9-14-56-57-69 PB-10 X-4 Todays Jackpot: $353 millionCAS H 3 Monday, March 10 Day: 1-1-7 Night: 8-1-7 Tuesday, March 11 Day: 9-9-4 Night: 5-2-2 Wednesday, March 12 Day: 4-3-4 Night: 8-2-7P LAY 4Monday, March 10 Day: 6-9-3-3 Night: 2-9-7-6 Tuesday, March 11 Day: 7-7-1-7 Night: 4-6-6-4 Wednesday, March 12 Day: 7-4-9-2 Night: 7-2-7-6 F ANTA SY 5 Monday, March 10 3-13-20-21-34 Tuesday, March 11 15-20-27-28-32 Wednesday, March 12 4-8-17-28-29 Race car to be at LOI Insurance todaySEBRING The Gainsco Auto Insurance No. 99 Dayota Prototype race car will make an appearance at LOI Insurance in Sebring from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Race fans can get an up-close look at the bright red car, an exact replica of the 500-horse power one driven in the 2007 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car series by Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty, Jimmy Vasser and Sprint Cup Jimmie Johnson. Also on hand will be the custom car haul er, which is a show in itself, featuring an 80foot wraparound mural painted by famed motorsports artist Bill Patterson. Lake Okeechobee Insurance is at 2631 U.S. 27 South in Sebring, just south of Sparta Road.Sons of the American R evolution meetings setLAKE PLACID The March 15 and April 19 Sons of the American Revolution Highlands Chapter meetings will be at 12:30 p.m. at Highlands National Bank in Lake Placid. The chapter will vote in April on its ofcers for 2014-16. These of cers will then be inducted into ofce at the May meeting. For more information, contact Woody at 863-465-7345.Y MCA hosting plant saleSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCA is hosting a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. They will have canna lilies, salvia, bush dai seys, delphinium, ver bena, gaura, lilies and plumbago and will have the best prices in town, guaranteed. All proceeds will benet the Strong Kids Campaign. Call 382-9622.Dance at R eflections tonightAVON PARK Reections on Silver Lake is hosting a dance featuring Larry Musgrave from 7:3010:30 p.m. today. Take your own drinks and snacks, ice will be provided. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. The public is welcome.Skylarks play at Dance ClubSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the talented The Skylarks 10-piece band 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 welcome, including singles. BYOB. For more information, call 386-0855 or visit www.highlandsdance club.org.Lake Placid FFA plans Cornhole tourneyLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Senior FFA is planning its third annual Cornhole Tournament at Roger Scarborough Field on March 28. Registration is $40 per team. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the tour nament play begins at 6 p.m. Teams can regis ter on site. The winner of the tournament will receive a commemorative set of cornhole boards. The tournament is held in conjunction with the Lake Placid Alumni Barbecue. For more information, contact Lauren Butler at 699-5010 or email but lerl@highlands.k12..us.Sebring Masons serving BBQSEBRING Masons Lodge No 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat bar becue chicken lunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a $10 donation. The menu is chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The Lodge is on the corner of Home Avenue and the Sebring Parkway. The public is invited and take out is available. SNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EW S The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Courtesy photoMaster Gardener Class which started Feb. 22 recently visited Robbins Nursery after learning about Florida-friendly landscaping. The Master Gardener Class is taught annually at UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County in Sebring. For more information on the program visit the Extension ofce at 4509 George Blvd. or call 402-6540.MASTER GARDNER CLASS LEARNS ABOUT FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Dr. Kimberly Batty-Her bert and Lori Shumard are South Florida State Colleges recipients of the 2013 National Institute for State and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Awards. Each year, NISODs Excellence Awards recognize community and technical college educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. Dr. Batty-Herbert is the dean of arts and sciences and Shumard is a mathematics professor at the Hardee and DeSoto campuses. SFSCs NISOD award recipients are typically those who received the faculty Presidents Award the previous year, as Dr. Batty-Herbert and Shumard did in December 2013. The NISOD Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize faculty who are our best and brightest, and provide excellent teaching in the classroom, said Dr. Leana Revell, vice president, educational and student services. NISOD provides us with an opportunity to recognize the excellence that is abundant in our college faculty. We are pleased to be able to nominate these superb faculty members to represent SFSC at the NISOD awards. Recognizing those individuals who have contributed to student success and their colleges mission is something we look forward to doing each year, said Dr. Edward J. Leach, NISODs director. The extraordinary work of these men and women includes not only what they do for their students and col leagues, but what they do for the communities in which they live and work. Were honored to be able to play a part in celebrating their achievements. Formed in 1978, NISOD is dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators, and staff and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning. It has presented its Teaching in Excellence Awards each year since 1984.SFSC Batty-Herbert, Shumard honored with NIS O D Awards Courtesy photoDr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert Courtesy photoLori Shumard BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Highlands County has a new emer gency and informational app for smart phones. It is designed for users as a one-stop shop for emergency preparedness, county contact and emergency information alerts. The system features local weather, emer gency alerts and announcements, as well as a department directory and a parks directory. This is a quick access for the county Website, said Highlands County Public Information Ofcer Gloria Rybinski. We use this for any type of emergency notica tions we receive such as freezes, lake wind advi sories or other inclement weather. For instance, she said, there was a lake wind advisory and also a tornado alert issued last week and those who had the app got an immediate notication of those. The app was developed by OCV, but it is the county itself that administers it and feeds infor mation into the system. It cost $1,495 and was paid for by an EMPA/ Base grant from the state of Florida. So far, more than a hundred people have signed up for the service since it went online this past November. The app is free for all Apple and Android de vices, and is available at Google Play and iTunes. It can be found by searching for Highlands County Florida Emer gency and Informational App.County uses app for emergency alerts, info We use this for any type of emergency notifications we receive such as freezes, lake wind advisories or other inclement weather.Gloria Rybinski Highlands County Public Information Ofcer M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW Audits are a fundamental tool to hold government and quasi-government entities accountable. Without thorough examination by in dependent parties, citizens would have to rely on the agencys word that its oper ations and accounting are above-board. When it comes to the activities of the Federal Reserve, the nations central bank, verbal assurances just arent good enough. Thankfully, momentum is build ing for legislation to enable the Gener al Accountability Ofce to audit the Fed, something that has not happened in the 100 years since it was created to set mon etary policy. The bipartisan Federal Reserve Trans parency Act passed the House late last year. A similar bill co-sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul is making its way through the Senate. The Kentucky Republicans father, former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a longtime Federal Reserve critic, tried unsuccess fully to get similar bills passed. Though the proposed legislation provides no specics about the scope of the audit, there already is substantial push back from former and current Fed of cials, who are used to doing most of their work in secret. Ofcials fear, for example, that their closed-door Federal Open Mar ket Committee will be subject to second guessing. Transcripts of deliberations are released ve years after the fact to shield members from political blowback arising from policy decisions. When government is nervous about openness, it should make everybody ner vous. We hardly would advocate microman aging Fed operations, but there should be signicant oversight. Deciding how much money enters the economy, and under what terms, are critical Fed responsibili ties that should be better monitored. We need increased transparency at the Federal Reserve. Considering its massive inuence over the U.S. economy, its bu reaucratic movements cry out for consistent oversight. Thats something all citizens should approve of, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. Government simply cant be trusted to watch itself, and neither should its big gest bank.An editorial from the Chronicle in Augusta, Ga.Fed is past due for a checkupDid you ever think youd see the day when decrying low-income kids who get free school lunches would become a political battle cry, coupled with the suggestion that par ents who sign up their kids for free lunches love them less than parents who send their children to school with brown bagged baloney sandwiches? The real baloney is actually in con servatives No free school lunches! battle cry, and in what turned out to be a bogus example Rep. Paul Ryan used in his speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference to take the argument to a new (low) level. He suggested needy parents of poor children on free school lunches dont care about their children. The school lunch program is mere ly the latest example of 21st century conservatives distancing themselves from a given strongly support ed by both political parties (for instance, food stamps, supported by Richard Nixon, among others). Ryan told the proven-to-be-ctitious sto ry of a child who didnt want a free lunch but a brown bag lunch be cause he knew a kid with a brown bag had someone who cared from him. This is what the left does not understand. In fact, Ryan apparently doesnt understand. The 1946 Richard B. Russell Na tional School act, signed by President Harry Truman, had two specic policy goals: to provide food to poor school age children while helping prop up food prices by putting farm surpluses to use. Studies have shown that hungry kids are less able to concentrate and learn. The program isnt perfect: reports suggest it doesnt always work well, is not always available in some older schools, and there isnt always enough funding so some kids are indeed hungry in school. The lunch program was never a case of just one party saying, Lets get involved in providing needy kids free lunches because we have the power to do it, and we need to show we have that power to make them dependent! And it was never a case of parents saying, Since we dont love our kids, we wont make a balo ney sandwich with our loving hands and shove it and a bag of Doritos in a brown bag and let them take it to school. Let them suffer and eat that free school lunch! If those sound like silly and unfair characterizations, they are no more silly or un fair than Ryans suggestion that poor par ents whove signed their kids up for free school lunches are lousy and unfeeling parents. But you could argue that those who demonize and diss needy chil dren and parents would make lousy leaders and are seemingly unfeeling human beings even though they will insist otherwise. Mr. Ryan apparently has not spent much time talking to needy kids or their parents. They dont show up at fundraisers. Frederick Douglass said: Its easi er to build strong children then to repair broken men. The compassion lever seems broken on some of todays conservatives who are seemingly in a frenzied race to prove themselves to be the least compassionate. Precisely what is Ryans alternative? Deny a child from a family that may be nancially hurting a free lunch? Nelson Mandela correctly noted: There can be no keener rev elation of a society soul than the way it treats its children. Fortunately, the American mainstream isnt ready to deny innocent kids free lunches or denigrate par ents who sign up for free lunches so their child can compete with betteroff kids at school. The operative word here is mainstream. More and more 21st century conservatives seem to be moving away from Americas mainstream, and polls conrm they arent in step with the bulk of millennial voters. Does Mr. Ryan really feel that way about poor parents? Or was he using kids who get free school lunches as an ideological tool to pander to his conservative audience and political best buds? He and those who seemingly seek political gain by dissing parents whose kids get free school lunches might ponder a quote from anoth er major thinker, Harry Potters Professor Dumbledore: It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Moderate Voice, an Internet hub for independents, centrists and moderates. He can be reached at jgandelman@themoderatevoice.com, Fol low him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/joegandelman. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.Conservatives target free school lunches GUEST COLUMNJoe Gandelman For as long as I can remember, I have been going to car races of all sorts. Growing up in rural Illinois offered many oppor tunities to nd cheap fun on the weekends. Usually that fun centered around a race track and fast vehicles. As a child, I remember my parents taking me to stock car races in Flat Rock, Ill. That must have been my dads favorite track because thats the one I remember most. My Uncle Paul raced stock cars so wed go as often as possible to watch him. One of my best childhood friends raced go-carts. We would go watch him when we had the opportunity and I re member wishing that I could race a gocart ... until I saw him crash into a big bale of hay. My brother and I did eventually get a go-cart, thanks to my dads ability to build us one. We raced it around the barnyard and up and down the coun try roads. Then we graduated to a minibike. One of us would take off on the gocart, the other on the mini-bike ... until the go-cart met a fence and was retired. We also saw the drag races at Bowling Green, Ky. and I have personally been to the Indy 500. Of course, there are also the demoli tion derbies that we would so often see. In Illinois, its not unusual to see demo lition derbies held at the county fair grounds. I always wanted to do a Powder Puff event (for women), but we moved to Florida before I could convince my dad to let me try it. Yes, Ive been to the DeSoto Speedway. Some day Ill get to Daytona and to Gatornationals in Gainesville. For now, Im more than happy with attending the 12 Hours of Sebring, which I have been going to since the family moved here in 1978. Ive only missed one and that was because my daughter was less than a week old. We thought it best that I stay home. Ive worked in the press box as a teen ager running back and forth to the timing tower. Ive worked the curves as a volunteer reghter (and let me tell you, that will give you a completely different viewpoint of the Race). Ive written about the human side of the Race. Ive written about the fun and about the tragedy. This year, Im adding a new race to my bucket list, if you will. I am planning to go to a Global RallyCross race, something a friend found on YouTube. Im not sure which one I will go to, but I am certainly going to get there. I spoke recently with GRC founder Chip Pankow, who knew exactly where Sebring and The Watering Hole are. He was telling me that there were some exciting things coming this year. New teams. A new class. New race locations. More dates even one in Florida. GRC has really taken off. The race was been rened over the past three years and has grown in popularity to the point that its TV ratings are really high, Pankow said. According to global-rally cross.com, nine of this years Red Bull Global Rallycross events will be broadcast on NBC. Not bad for a fairly new sport. Making its debut at the X Games in 2010, GRC was launched in March 2011. GRC is best described on its website as a revolutionary new form of motorsports ... over huge jumps on combination dirt and asphalt courses around the world. The drivers are world champions, crossover legends and others. My favorite Travis Pastrana. Once the track at Sebring goes dark Saturday night, Ill be counting the days to see a GRC race in person. If you see Mr. Pankow out at the track, tell him one of his new fans says hello.Romona Washington is publisher and executive editor of the News-Sun. She can be reached at 385-6155, ext. 515 or at romona.washington@newssun.comHot wheels AT RA NDOMRomona Washington M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Courtesy photoA record number of thrill seekers showed up this year at the Sebring Chamber of Commerces 30th Annual Ride the Racetrack event Sunday. Around 400 race fans gathered to take the ride of their life around the 3.7mile racetrack at Sebring International Raceway with a race car driver, courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School. Susan Jones of MidFlorida Credit Union, the title sponsor of the event, expressed that she loves taking part in the event. The people who attend have such a great time, and were so excited to be a part of it all, said Jones, shown here with driver John Dean II. Of the 400 participants, there was a mixture of rst-timers and veterans. Ride the Racetrack rst-timer Ariel Maloney stated that she has lived in Sebring way too long not to have tried this! The Sebring Chamber would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers, staff and participants who helped to make the event a huge success. The proceeds of the event benet the Sebring Chamber of Commerce.RIDE THE RA CE TRACK A SUCCESS BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Holly Ogg, daughter of Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg, has been awarded the title of Woman of the Year for 2014 by the National As sociation of Professional Women. The Sebring woman originally had partnered with the NAPW as part of her networking for school. It actually started in October of last year when I took a class and I was looking to get connected, Ogg explained. I looked at a number of different organizations, but I was particularly drawn to the NAPW. She said she found the fact the organiza tion offered a number of resources, including mentoring for women, especially appealing. I actually found the NAPW through my Twit ter account, Ogg said. I went online and signed up though there. Apparently, it was dur ing the membership approval process that ofcials of the NAPW became interested in Ogg. After that, they called me back and I talked with them for about an hour and a half, she said. They asked me about what I did, what I planned to do, what I am passion ate about and things like that. Ogg said she was totally shocked when she got the call that she had been selected. The honorarium comes with a number of perks, including free software and access to resources such as admission to lectures, leadership training and other learning opportuni ties at no charge. In addition, Ogg will receive an endorsement from the NAPW she can put on her work. We also get free seats to their convention, which is coming up next month, she said Ogg, a sophomore, is a graphic design student at Full Sail University in Winter Park. Her goal is to work on a corporate level with an eye toward work ing freelance. I would like to use my abilities to support or ganizations that support adoption, ght childhood cancer and other illness and bringing awareness to those kinds of causes, she said. She already has done some work locally, includ ing for Warrens Auto Sales in Avon Park, some work for private individuals and also redesigned the eld on the shield for the Highlands County Super visor of Elections ofce.Holly Ogg named NAPW Woman of the Y ear HOLLY OGG election it was a little over 5 percent, so we did do a little better this time, Ogg said. That was an increase of nearly 250 votes. Carlisle said that he was nervous about his upcoming threeyear term on the coun cil. Its a big responsibility, you know that going in, but its different when you win and re ality smacks you in the face. Now youve got to step up to the plate, Carlisle said. Im very thankful for everybody that voted for me. It gives me con dence knowing that some people do trust in me. Im really thankful for that and Im ready to go to work, said Carlisle. Stewart was pleased with his victory, but not so much with the voter turnout. I wasnt impressed. That turnout was sad, thats the only way to describe it, Stew art said. Despite that, I am very pleased and very humbled with being elected. Stewart stated that he would be a supporter of moving the municipal elections to November to coincide with the general election. It only makes sense, Stewart said. I am very eager and looking forward to serving. Serving, thats the key word and thats what I want to do. Im fairly new to the public service realm, so its go ing to be a new adventure. Stewart, who has served on the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for just shy of a year, will be stepping down from his position with the organization. You know, I really enjoy the CRA they are a great group of people to work with and they get things done quickly and efciently. I will miss the CRA when I go to the council, Stewart said. Whitlock will return to the Sebring council for his sixth term. He, Stewart and Car lisle will be sworn into ofce on Monday, March 31, at City Hall. ELECTION FROM PAGE A1 Associated P ressTALLAHASSEE Florida legislators, already set to cut as much as $500 million from existing taxes and fees, got some additional good news on Wednesday. State economists drew up new estimates that show state tax collections will grow 5.2 percent in the next year and should continue to grow between now and 2017. The bottom line is that it should grow an estimated budget surplus to rough ly $1.2 billion a far cry from recent years where legislators grappled with cutting money to schools or health care. Todays estimate conrms Floridas economy is growing as businesses and families across our state continue to recover from the impacts of a lengthy recession, said Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart and the Senate budget chief. Legislators are already poised to use part of the expected surplus on sev eral cuts in existing taxes and fees, including a rollback on auto registration fees that the Republicancontrolled Legislature in crease ve years ago. Steady growth to increase states budget surplus TALLAHASSEE (AP) Florida Gov. Rick Scott is backing a bill that would allow qualied Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. Scott told The Associ ated Press that he supports the legislation sponsored by Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, because it would also prevent state universities from being able to raise tuition rates above the amount annually set by the state Legislature. Im appreciative of the fact that hes concerned about the debt that our students are ending up with and that tuition has been growing too fast, Scott said. Scotts decision to back the legislation is a turn from 2010 when he took a hard line on immigration issues and supported having Flor ida pass a law similar to those passed in other states that bar the instate benet. For the past two years, however, Scott has been staunchly opposed to tuition hikes and vetoed one proposed by the Florida Legislature. In his State of the State speech, Scott called for taking away from universities the ability to raise tuition above the rate set annually by legislators. Right now, state universities can raise tu ition up to 15 percent a year.Scott to back instate tuition for some illegal immigrants M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com RUTH WILLIAMSRuth Williams, 83, died March 10, 2014. The darling wife of Jack Williams (deceased), she is survived by her six children: Barbara (Tom), Linda (Steve), Mike (Rita), Jack (Leslie), Eddie (Karen), and Melissa (David). She has 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ruth recently lived at Bark ley Place, previously at Jamaica Bay and Tice. Ruth was from Beckley, W.Va. A graveside service was held at Bougainvillea Cemetery. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The explosion of or ange blossoms in March is hard to ignore, but tracking down the more modest, elusive owers of local native plants often requires a sharper eye. Consider yourself lucky to see the graceful, fountain of blooms of the rare Pygmy Fringe Tree. This year a new Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildower Festival is being organized to celebrate the blooming season of native wildowers found on the Lake Wales Ridge. Sponsored by a team of local organiza tions South Florida State College, Bok Tower Gardens, Archbold Biological Station, The Nature Conservancy, and Champion for Children the festival kicked off Thursday at SFSC. Today and Saturday there will be other wildower walks at sites along the Ridge including Bok Tower, Tiger Creek Pre serve, and Archbold Biological Station. The wildower walk at Archbold Biological Station will be led by Station scientist Stacy Smith from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Ill be leading the tour along our trail, Smith said. I plan to share lots of stories about local wildowers, and discuss Archbolds research on native plants. A walk with Stacy is always a great way to learn how to identify owers in the Florida scrub, noted Hilary Swain, executive direc tor. Archbold Biological Station is eight miles south of Lake Placid. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of State Road 70 on Old State Road 8. For more information about the festival, visit fringetreewildower festival.com/. For more information Archbold, visit www.archbold-station.org. Courtesy photoAvon Park Champions Club President Charles Devlin presents a check for $1,000 to the Avon Park High School Culinary Arts Program. Culinary Program instructor Megan Bronson, along with several students from her class, accept the donation. The programs students provided dinner service at the clubs annual Hall of Fame Banquet earlier this month.CHAMPIONS CLUB MAKES DONATION Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County has acquired a box truck for use in picking up and deliver ing large donations for its downtown Sebring thrift store, The Emporium. Board member Paul Du Brule, Elli-B Honey Company owner Robert Elliott and volunteer Patty Bird of Avon Park were instrumental in obtaining the truck. The Boys & Girls Club is an organization that provides daily after-school programs for 300 local children, ages 6-18, who are either from single parent homes or homes where parents both work multiple, low-paying jobs and are not at home when the children arrive after school. The Boys & Girls Club is a safe place for children to go, where they receive a snack, help with their school work, recreation activities, and guidance with socialization. The Five Core pro gram of the club consists of guidance in character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports and tness. The donated truck is not new, but it is very serviceable and much appreciated by club staff members. The Emporium manager Levon Stukes is thrilled to have the truck. Man, what a help ... couches, easy chairs and large appliances are tough to load in a van or a small pickup. We can put a lot of items at once in the box truck and we wont have to keep running back and forth to the store after every deliv ery or pick up like we had to before, he said. Stukes and Boys & Girls Club director Woodraun Wright plan to make the truck a rolling billboard that will generate muchneeded income for the club by advertising local businesses. The truck needs to be stripped of its current graphics and painted, which will involve a lot of hard work. Wright and DuBrule contacted Bev erly Ragland, owner of Ducks Body Shop, who will paint the truck at no charge. It should be ready by mid-April, DuBrule said. The plan is to offer local businesses the opportuni ty to purchase advertising space on the truck. A local sign company will produce the vinyl signage for each business and it will be applied to the truck, which will also display the Boys & Girls Club logo. For more infor mation, call 658-1042. Anyone having good, usable items to donate call the club at 873-6160. Smaller items may be brought to The Emporium, 248 Pomegranate Ave. (one block off the west side of North Ridgewood, near the police station),Boys & Girls Club gets Emporium box truck Courtesy photoLevon Stukes (from left), manager of The Emporium, joins Beverly Ragland, of Ducks Auto Body, The Emporium volunteer Patty Bird and Boys & Girls Club board member Paul DuBrule in the excitement of the recent acquisition of a box truck. The old logo will soon disappear and be replaced by those of club sponsors.preferred that. Shes said since becoming sher iff 10 years ago that she wants to establish interconnected and local preventative substance abuse and mental health care. Our goal is to be on cutting edge of treating the whole person, Ben ton said. She said that treatment programs for substance abuse or mental health are often separate silos, but in the eld, the two are related. Law enforcement often encounters people who have both, she said, because one problem often affects another. Her ofce, in partner ship with the Highlands County Commission and Tri-County Human Services, applied on Oct. 20, 2013, for a Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant to facilitate treatment within the county. It was declined. Jacque Henderson, administrative residen tial program director at Tri-County Human Ser vices, said Lake and Flagler counties have received grants as well as Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville. We will look at some (scoring) sheets and see how we did, Hender son said. Benton said the situation, as it is, doesnt work. Bartow has the nearest facility for any one who has been involuntarily committed for observation under the Baker Act. Substance abuse patients under age 18 have to go Tampa, she said. Law enforcement must provide transpor tation, which pulls deputies off patrol, plus with treatment so far away, its hard to get fol low-up treatment, she said. Deputies (are) driving all over central Flor ida for people in crisis, Benton said. The far ther away you get, like Tampa, the less oppor tunity there is for families to get involved. Still, Benton is not daunted. She believes Highlands County will eventually have a treatment facility, but is getting teams together in the meantime. Even though we didnt get the grants, were moving forward to have all our law enforcement deputies and detention deputies trained in crisis intervention, to better utilize the resources we have, Benton said. She also wants to get emergency room per sonnel and mental health providers trained to help. For now, however, she and her deputies have to rely on out-of-county resources and families ability to get help for their loved ones. SHOOTING FROM PAGE A1 Phil Attinger/News-SunHighlands County Sheriffs detectives and crime scene investigators work the scene Sunday afternoon at 215 Plantation Drive in Sebring after Floyd Gene Hodge, 31, red on neighbors homes from his yard and then on Sheriffs vehicles before being shot and killed by a deputy. The patrol car by the suspects house (background) arrived there when he reportedly jumped into it and drove it there during the incident. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN Pygmy Fringe Tree festival under wayOBITUARIES EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK (AP) A deadly young Nile crocodile has been captured alive in Everglades Na tional Park. The crocodile caught Sunday has eluded ofcials for nearly two years, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino. He said the 5 -foot, 37-pound croc likely escaped from a facility in Miami-Dade County with two others, which were captured in 2009 and 2012. We are conducting DNA sampling to deter mine if the crocodile recovered on Sunday is part of a stock of crocs being housed in southern Dade, Pino said. Florida considers the Nile crocodile an exotic species, so their escape is considered a crime. So if we can prove through DNA that the animal that was caught belonged to that specif ic individual, then that individual will be facing charges, Pino added. Wildlife ofcials said Nile crocs can grow up to 17 feet, some three feet Deadly Nile crocodile captured in Everglades M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 We got here Wednesday, said Talbot. We may or may not catch the actual Races, always depends. This is a big, awesome party. We love it, said Grow. The crew showed off their collection of wine cork and beer bottle cap artwork, which includes a large American Le Mans Series logo (which is now a relic since the ALMS is gone), a small Raceway replica and also a light-up skunk ape piece complete with glowing eyes. We work on them throughout the year, all of us pitch in. Some take lon ger than others. This one we started after the Races last year, Grow said. The Skunk Ape crew were prepping for an ear ly lunch when camp chef Craft pulled a tray of spicy sausages from the grill. Look at this, its just beautiful, Craft said, checking the smoker and tending to a pork butt and shoulder. Its been cook ing since 9 this morning, itll be good to go by 5 or 6 (p.m.). Five very enthusiastic Drunk Monks meandered around the outside of the track enjoying the sights and sounds of the Raceway. The crew has become popular over the past ve years, when they decided to create their own unique look. Why not? one of the monks said with a laugh. We wanted something different out here so, we thought Why not monks? Around 10 to 15 Drunk Monks show up each year for the 12 Hours, some from as far away as New Zealand and Norway. A closer-to-home-crew from the Jacksonville and Gainesville areas enjoyed the Races in a laid-back fashion with one of the youngest race fans at the track. Tanner Hackney, who is 16 months old, read aloud with his father, Brien, in a cozy seat at their camp while the rest of the crew geared up for the day. Weve been coming for 10 years. Theres 37 of us total this year. Weve got a group thats just about to be here in a few minutes, they drove all day and night from Pennsylvania, said Albert Holland. Holland along with buddies Neil Heggod, Chuck Broddeck, and Jeff Pfannes relaxed at their camp and made plans for the evening. We absolutely watch the Races, thats what its all about. We may not watch all of it, we may watch the beginning or we may watch the end, but we watch it and we party, Holland said. The 62nd annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring kicks off at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or at 385-6155 ext: 526. RACES FROM PAGE A1the health department ofce at 106 N. Main Ave. was closed. We are not closing the Lake Placid Center, said Thomas Moran, public information ofcer of the Florida Department of Health of Highlands County. In order to provide services in the most effective way, the Highlands County Department of Health, along with the county commissioners of Highlands County, decided to consolidate the medical and dental services to the Sebring location. Moran went on to say that there are negotiations for transportation for the transportation impaired, and that the womens and childrens services are still available at the Lake Placid site. Moran also said there also were a number of nurses that retired from the Lake Placid site, which was another factor in the decision. There are three places in Avon Park and one in Sebring where the same services are offered, but none in Lake Placid? asked Town Attorney Bert Harris III. Moran answered that Harris was correct. What is important to remember here is that they didnt just withdraw services from Lake Plac id, they withdrew ser vices from 32 percent of Highlands County, said council member Ray Royce. Im amazed that Highlands County, without amending their interlocal funding agreement, would disenfranchise 32 percent of the county for the care they were receiving previously. The council decided to draft a resolution for the mayors signature to be presented to the county commission to provide the services in Lake Plac id until other arrangements are in place. In other business, the council addressed the parking issue on Magnolia, adjacent to the new location of Chef Buddys Restaurant. We need to delineate where the parking is so that there is no confusion, Royce said. There are a lot of things happening in that area so we need to make improvements in that block. The town decid ed to paint stripes on the pavement to eliminate confusion immediately and to and to research options to solve the problem for the long term. The council also discussed annexations. There are four options for rezoning the area along Tangerine for annexation into the town of Lake Placid, Highlands County Planning Supervisor Susan Buchans said. Option 1: They maintain county zoning and county land use that they have now, including agriculture. Option 2: Adopt town land use and maintain county zoning. Option 3: Adopt town land use and rezone to a conceptual site plan. Option 4 adopt town land use and rezone to a planned development (PD) district. Tonights presentation was merely to get the councils guidance on how to present these op tions, Harris said. We are giving them broad options. The council decided to have staff discuss the options with the people that are interested in an nexation. COUNCIL FROM PAGE A1the town. They told me funding was down and the senior nurse retired, said Vice Chairperson William Bill Brantley II, who represents District 4, which covers Lake Placid. Tom Moran, spokes man for the Health Department, said that while medical and dental services have moved to the Sebring ofce on South George Boulevard, womens and childrens services should still be available at the Lake Placid site. He also said that he spoke with Brantley and emphasized that the drop in revenue was the main reason. The retire ment of a nurse wasnt a deciding factor, but it was a consideration in reorganizing the ofce. Brantley, who lives in Lake Placid, said many students get their athletics physicals, annual checkups and shots there, he said, especially since their families dont have reliable transpor tation to get to and from Sebring for medical care. He said the Lake Placid Town Coun cil has already passed a resolution to Health Department and the Highlands County Commission asking for reconsideration. Brantley said he would be ne with the ofce having a reduced hours, as long as it doesnt close completely. Both Brantley and County Commissioner Jack Richie were scheduled to attend a county staff meeting Thursday afternoon to learn more about it. My reaction was com plete surprise, said Richie, who represents District 4, which includes Lake Placid. I heard about it when the rest of the public found out. He said he hoped to nd out more at the meeting. Brantley said he had been told it partly fund ed by the county, but Richie has told him its not, although its in a county building. There is a lot of miscommunication, Brantley said, between the department and the county. While WIC is still available in Lake Placid and Avon Park, what Brantley considers to be the two most important services medical and dental are only in Sebring now. Although two elect ed ofcials were present at Thursdays meeting, they were not from the same governing board, so the meeting did not have to be noticed or open to the public un deer the Sunshine Law. The meeting was not complete at press time and results of the meeting were not available. SCHOOL FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Sebring Skunk Apes are feeling frisky Thursday morning at their camp in Sebring. The group has spent countless hours creating artwork made out of bottle caps and wine bottle corks. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING In 2005, the last time the Highlands County School Board asked voters to approve a local sales tax to fund capital improvement, turnout was low and the answer was, No. Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox said the district did a good job talking it up, but vot er turnout was low, especially among school staff and faculty, who were at schools all day, he said. I do think we need to get some people outside of the school system who would support it, Cox said. This time, Cox wants board members, facul ty and staff to learn about the issue, talk it up with voters and answer their questions on why the school district needs the money and where it will go. Anyone who questions this, take them on a walkthrough (school tour), said board member Jan Shoop, District 3. The district asked for a vote in 2010 for an in crease of 25 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, and that passed, but it expired after two years. Cox said he prefers increasing sales tax to increasing property tax. It helps to do a halfcent sales tax, Cox said. Everyone pays a little bit. He said 35 percent of the tax would be paid by tour ists or seasonal residents, and would raise $6 million, based on projections from Assistant Superintendent Mike Averyt, head of operations. The call for new funding came to light this year after board members toured county schools in ear ly February. Bill Brantley, District 4, said after four years walking through schools, hes seen the same unmet needs: Roofing, plumbing, permanent classrooms, buses and upto-date technology. Averyt said the district has been unable to replace a single bus in three years. Technology needs will be considerable as we replace (computers) over the next 10-20 years, Averyt said. Highlands County, like most taxing entities, lost revenue when property values dropped in the recession, down from $5.8 billion in 2006-07 to $4.8 billion for this scal year (2013-14), almost half the original projection of $9.2 billion, Averyt said. Cox said the district was hit again when the Flor ida Legislature redirected a half mill 50 cents for every $1,000 of taxable value from the districts capital improvement fund into its general fund. The change came in two 25cent installments in 200809 and in 2009-10, and cut the capital improvement revenue from $13 million per year to $6.9 million, Averyt said. A half-cent sales tax would close that gap, Cox said. For scal year 2013-14, the capital outlay plan has $6.9 million in revenue, $1.6 million carried over from last year and another $15,000 in interest. How ever, the district needs to transfer $950,000 to the general fund for maintenance and has a debt pay ment of $5.1 million this year and another of $5.3 million next year, Averyt said. That debt was incurred when the district built Memorial Elementary School and added onto other schools to comply with Floridas class size amendment, he said. New needed projects include school buildings, remodeling and technology, he said.School Board talks sales tax strategy The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Many of the big sh being caught lately at Lake Istokpoga have already spawned out. But there are still plenty of trophy sized sh moving in every day to spawn. Last Friday, March 7, Nick DeSanta and I shed the Lake Istokpoga tour nament out of Windy Point. I had shed this tour nament four or ve weeks ago with Kyle King in a torrential downpour and although only four boats braved the weather, we won the event with about 10 pounds. The weather report last Friday said high winds, 15-20 mph, and Nick and I decided to run to the north end of the lake to a spot where wed been doing well for the last couple of weeks. Hopefully wed get to sh the area before the winds picked up. The ride up wasnt bad, but within 20 minutes of arriving, the wind was blowing at gale force and we couldnt hold our position so we decided to head back. Big mistake! The heavy wind was coming out of the west and rollers, not waves, were pummeling the boat. I havent seen such rough water since shing Lake Erie, up in Ohio. It was so rough we ended up heading southeast, unable to cross the lake going west and sought refuge behind the Big Island. But even that seemed futile since we hit the rough water again once we reached the bottom of the island. Getting back to the Windy Point boat ramp area was tough, but we nally made it. Soaked with water that came over the front and sides of the boat, we shed the pads south of the boat ramp and although wed never shed that area before, I had a good strike on a Rage Craw and as soon as I set the hook, the sh circled the stems of the monster pads and I couldnt budge her. With the wind blowing us away from the bass, I ipped the electric motor on high and continued maintaining pressure on the line while I tried to get back to where the bass was wrapped up. Nick knelt down in the front of the boat and tried to pull the pads out by the roots but they were too strong. Breaking off some of the stems, Nick was sure the bass had gotten off. I couldnt feel anything but my snag so I nally stuck my rod tip down in the water and started pok ing around with the tip. That was all it took. She shot out of the pads with a vengeance and started ripping out line. We were both surprised that she was still on the hook, but we were even more surprised she was that big. But I got over the shock pretty quick and after a couple of good jumps, I was able to work her back to the net and Nick scooped her up. We quickly measured her (25 ) and slid her into the livewell. A good sh in any tour nament, we gured shed go close to nine pounds. With only an hour left, we continued to work the pads and I nally caught another bass around a pound and a half as the tournament ended. We took our two sh up to the scales and weighed them in. To our surprise, the bass only weighed 7.66 lbs, obviously having spawned out.Pre-spawn and post-spawn bass Courtesy photoJim Morgan shows off his nearly nine-pound bass caught on Lake Josephine in Sundays Sebring Bassmasters tournament. FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonSEE BASS | A11 Special to the News-SunIn Lake Placid Senior Softball on Monday, March 10, Yates Insurance continued their winning ways with a tight 15-14 win over Seminole Tire. The Noles rallied in the last inning, highlighted by Wahoo Stanleys home run, but stranded the tying run on base when third baseman Gene Welbaum squeezed a twisting popup for the last out. Darrel Richards (two triples), Richard Rucker (two doubles), Howard Carney (double, triple) and Brian Heaphy (double) paced the Yates attack with three hits each. Stanley, Ed Engler (two doubles), Bob Roth and Frank Hedges had four hits apiece for Seminole Tire. Outelder Chet Johnson took a y ball to the mouth, went to the hospital for stitches, but vowed to be back in the lineup next week. Schoonis Restaurant also won a one-run affair, defeating Central Security 13-12. Winning pitcher VRod Rodriguez aided his own cause with four hits (double), while Wild Bill DeStefano had three hits. Outelder Harvey Jones made a ne, running catch for the play of the game. For the Securitymen, Ross Anderson (triple), Ian McCuaig, Dick Cook (double, home run) and Woody Hoffman (triple) had three hits each. In Wednesday, March 12, action, Seminole Tire (2-6) upset Central Security (44) 19-16. Bob Roth and winning pitcher Wahoo Stanley had four hits each and hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning to secure the victory. Second baseman Frank Hedges also had four hits and made the play of the game when he backhanded a liner off the bat of his nephew Joe and threw him out at rst. Tell Joe all is forgiven and he is invited back to dinner, quipped Uncle Frank following the game. For The Securitymen, Ross Anderson homered, Dave Londo (two doubles) and Fred Moore had four hits each. Yates (8-0) continued their perfect second half with an extra-inning, 1817 thriller over Schoonis (2-6). It was the fourth straight one-run win for The Insurers. With the tying run on third and two out in the last inning, rover Darrel In LP Seniors, Yates wins eighth straightSEE SENIORS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID If we lose to a cold team, Im not going to be happy, Green Dragon head coach D.W. Daum said prior to Tuesdays late-starting district contest against Mulberry. By cold, he meant a team hur rying off the bus and going through a rushed warmup before play got underway as that Panthers late arrival saw the rst pitch for the scheduled 7 p.m. start be delivered at 8:20 p.m. Then again, with the added time waiting, Daums charges were relatively cool themselves by the time that game got started. But Lake Placid made the skipper happy with a 5-1 win. Jacob Cram pitched a gem, going six innings, surrendering just two hits and three walks while striking out 11. Justin Mason came on to work a 1-2-3 seventh to close it out. It wasnt until the fth when Mulberry got on the board, as a walk, stolen base and double plated a run, but that would be it. And by then, the Dragons had scored twice. In the third, Isaiah Velasquez was hit by a pitch and stole second as Tyler Carr drew a walk. Laine Daum reached on an error to load the bases and Cram helped his own cause with a deep drive that went for a sacrice y. Then in the fourth, Justin LaRosa lead off with a double to right-center and a pair of bunts, by Alex Miller and Mason, made it a 2-0 game. After the Panthers had halved it in the top of the fth, Lake Placid added three insurance runs in the bottom of the frame. With one out, Daum singled and Cram reached on an error. The runners moved to second and third on a wild pitch before Alan Vega ripped one into the corner in left for a Dragons, Devils double down Dan Hoehne/News-SunJustin LaRosa lashed two doubles Tuesday night in Lake Placids 5-1 win over Mulberry.LAKE PLACID5MULBERRY1SEE BASEBALL | A10Dean takes second in MX-5 opener BY BARRY FOSTERSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING After winning the pole position, Sebring driver John Dean had to settle for second place in the opener of the Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich on Thursday. Just like his effort in 2013, it was a photo nish as the No. 12 car of Ken Koch raced through the checkers just .053 seconds ahead of the Projections Research car of Sick Sideways Racing. Although Dean led most of the 45-minute competition, Koch was able to get around him on Turn 17 to take the win. The race was slowed for several laps when the No. 31 of Maryland driver Jason Cherry hit the wall causing a full course yellow. Dean had had drawn rst blood capturing the pole Wednesday with a lap of 2:31.372 around the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway. Thats an average speed of 87.995 mph. Dean, who didnt get to drive at Tuesdays promoter test day had worried about the equipment on his No. 16 Projections Research/PPG MX-5. We had some really old tires, from the middle of last year, on the car and it felt great. Being fastest at my home track in the rst three laps I turned felt really good, Dean said. I had a lot of friends and family that were watching live timing, so Im sure Ive got a million text messages. Deans car also serves an ambassador for the Photo courtesy of Myles ReganKen Koch slips to the front of the pack in the nal turn, edging out Sebrings John Dean Thursday morning. SEE DEAN | A10 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 OBT Baseball GamesSEBRING Orange Blossom Tours has reserved excellent grandstand seats for the Friday, March 28, Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. The 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. orangeblossomtours.com or call 855-628-0855 or 451-3040.Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5KAVON PARK The 27th Annual Avon Park Mall Early Bird 5K and One mile Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 8 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 pre-registered runners. Entry forms may be obtained by emailing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or by calling him at 385-4736. You may mail your entry information including name, age, tee size and race distance to the coach at 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Lake Placid Cornhole TournamentLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Senior FFA will be hosting its third annual Cornhole Tournament on Friday, March 28, at Roger Scarborough Field. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with tournament play beginning at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $40 per team, with the winner receiving a commemorative set of Cornhole boards. The tournament is being held in conjunction with the Lake Placid Alumni BBQ. For more information, call Lake Placid Sr. FFA advisor Lauren Butler at (863) 699-5010, or email ButlerL@highlands.k12. .us.STR8UP Family Sports DayLAKE PLACID STR8UP Youth Ministry will be presenting a Family Sports Day on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The day will feature Sun, Sand and Hoops with 2-on-2 and 5-on-5 volley ball tournaments, as well as 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 basketball tournaments, with cash prizes to overall win ners not to mention food, drinks and music all day long. Cost is $10 per per son that pre-registers, $15 per person the day of the event. Registration forms are available at Dock 633, the Florida Hospital Gym and Chef Buddys, or go to www.str8up.org for Paypal registration. Listen on 91.5 JOY FM for details. Please make checks pay able to STR8UP Youth Ministry, Inc., and send to P.O. Box 654, Lake Placid, FL 33862. There will be a live DJ and announcer, featuring guest speakers Chad Varga, Magic Benton and Big John Merrill. Kalie Spurlock will be singing the national anthem, along with ribbon cutting by the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (863) 699-1480.Lake Placid Bass TournamentLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 18th Annual Bass Tournament on Sunday, March 30, on Lake Istokpoga. Cost is $120 per team, which includes Big Bass, with a 100-percent pay back. Applications are available on the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitlakeplacidorida.com, or by calling the Chamber at (863) 465-4331.Sebring Chamber Golf ClassicSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce will hold their Spring Golf Classic tournament on Saturday, April 5, at Sun N Lake Golf Club. The event is a four per son scramble with handicapped ights. There will be cash prizes: $2,000 for hole-in-one, $250 for longest drive and $250 for closest to the pin. Entry fee is $60 per play er, or $225 for a four-per son team, and includes greens fee, cart, drinks on the course and lunch. Corporate sponsor ship includes a four-per son team and hole sign for $300. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benet the Sebring Chamber of Commerce. For questions or a registration form, call (863) 385-8448 or email information@sebring.orgNu-Hope Golf tournamentAVON PARK NU-HOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA, will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. The event is a 2-person scramble. Cost is $65/person ($130 per 2-person team.) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a Shot Gun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon follows the event. All funds raised are used to support services for seniors in Highlands and Hardee County. To register or for more information, please contact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@nuhope.org or visit www.nuhopeelder care.orgLP 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 payment is due Saturday, March 22. 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 GolfLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association will be hosting the 8th Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 12, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-per son scramble with cash prizes for winning teams in each ight and individual cash prizes for closest to the line, closest to the pin and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. Cost is $100 per golfer, $400 per team, and there will be an 8 a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, complementary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 hole-sponsors 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) 4410729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.Florida Hospital Clay ShootOKEECHOBEE The Florida Hospital Heartland Clay Shoot will be held on Friday, April 25, at the Quail Creek Plantation beginning at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. at Quail Creek, located at 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee. There will also be a home-cooked BBQ lunch and fantastic rafe and green bird prizes. Ther e are four levels of sponsorships available, from Station Sponsor which includes advertising on course station signage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which includes registration for one shooter and lunch. The $500 Team Sponsor includes one four-man shooting team, lunch and advertising on banner displayed at lunch tents. The $2,500 Gold Sponsor includes one four-man team, cart and lunch, a banner hanging during event with company logo, company logo on yer/registration and all mail pieces, one station sign, one suite for Thursday nights social and two Thursday night dinner tickets. For more information or to register, call the Foundation at (863) 4025525, or visit the website www.FHHeartland.org/ Foundation.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING The Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center will be hosting their 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Sun N Lake. Format is a four-per son scramble with handicapped ights. Entry fee is $65 per per son, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to benet college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578. SNAPSHOTS SPORTSCOMING UPHigh School Baseball Today Avon Park vs. Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; Sebring at Hardee, 7 p.m. Monday Sebring at New Smyrna Beach, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid at Hardee, 6 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. Polk State, 6 p.m. Saturday SFSC at Polk State, 1 p.m. Monday SFSC vs. Polk State, 6 p.m. High School Softball Today Avon Park at McKeel, 4 p.m.; Lake Placid at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Sebring at Moore Haven, 5:30/7:30 p.m. College Softball Saturday SFSC at Broward, 3 p.m. TODAYCOLLEGE BASEBALL Arkansas at Florida 7 p.m. SUNCOLLEGE BASKETBALL ACC Tournament, Quarternal Noon ESPN Big Ten Tournament, Quarternal Noon ESPN2 ACC Tournament, Quarternal 2:30 p.m. ESPN Big Ten Tournament, Quarternal 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Quarternal 7 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, Quarternal 7 p.m. ESPN AAC Tournament, Seminal 7 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Quarternal 9:30 p.m. WTTA ACC Tournament, Quarternal 9:30 p.m. ESPN AAC Tournament, Seminal 9:30 p.m. ESPN2GOLF EuroPGA Trophee Hassan II 9:30 a.m. GOLF PGA Valspar Championship 3 p.m. GOLF PGA Toshiba Classic 6:30 p.m. GOLFTENNIS ATP BNP Paribas Open, Quarternal 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 ATP BNP Paribas Open, Seminal 11:30 p.m. ESPN2MONDAYAUTO RACING NASCAR Grit Chips 300, Qualifying 10 a.m. ESPN2 NASCAR Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 2 p.m. ESPN2BOXING Danny Garcia vs. Mauricio Herrera 9 p.m. SHOWCOLLEGE BASEBALL Mississippi State at Georgia Noon SUNCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Conference USA Tournament, Final 11:30 a.m. CBS America East Tournament, Final 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, Seminal 1 p.m. ABC ACC Tournament, Seminal 1 p.m. ESPN Big Ten Tournament, Seminal 1:40 p.m. CBS SEC Tournament, Seminal 3 p.m. ABC ACC Tournament, Seminal 3 p.m. ESPN Big Ten Tournament, Seminal 4 p.m. CBS SWAC Tournament, Final 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 Mountain West Tournament, Final 6 p.m. CBS AAC Tournament, Final 6 p.m. ESPN MAC Tournament, Final 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Southland Tournament, Final 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 Big 12 Tournament, Final 9 p.m. ESPN2 Big West Tournament, Final 10:30 p.m. ESPN2GOLF PGA Valspar Championship 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Valspar Championship 3 p.m. NBC PGA Toshiba Classic 7 p.m. GOLFMLB Chicago Cubs vs. N.Y. Mets 4 p.m. WGNNBA Sacramento at Chicago 8 p.m. WGNNHL New Jersey at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUNOLYMPICS Paralympics Ice Sledge Hockey 1 p.m. NBCSPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 36 27 .571 Brooklyn 33 30 .524 3 New York 26 40 .394 11 Boston 22 43 .338 15 Philadelphia 15 49 .234 21 Southeast W L Pct GB x-Miami 44 18 .710 Washington 33 31 .516 12 Charlotte 31 34 .477 14 Atlanta 27 35 .435 17 Orlando 19 47 .288 27 Central W L Pct GB x-Indiana 47 17 .734 Chicago 35 29 .547 12 Detroit 25 40 .385 22 Cleveland 25 40 .385 22 Milwaukee 13 51 .203 34 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 48 16 .750 Houston 44 20 .688 4 Memphis 38 26 .594 10 Dallas 39 27 .591 10 New Orleans 26 38 .406 22 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 47 17 .734 Portland 42 23 .646 5 Minnesota 32 31 .508 14 Denver 28 36 .438 19 Utah 22 43 .338 25 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 46 20 .697 Golden State 41 25 .621 5 Phoenix 36 28 .563 9 Sacramento 23 42 .354 22 L.A. Lakers 22 42 .344 23 x-clinched playoff spot Wednesdays Games Denver 120, Orlando 112 Sacramento 115, Philadelphia 98 Charlotte 98, Washington 85 Brooklyn 96, Miami 95 Toronto 101, Detroit 87 New York 116, Boston 92 Memphis 90, New Orleans 88 Dallas 108, Utah 101 San Antonio 103, Portland 90 Cleveland 110, Phoenix 101 L.A. Clippers 111, Golden State 98 Thursdays Games Houston at Chicago, late Milwaukee at Atlanta, late L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, late Fridays Games Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Memphis at Toronto, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m. Cleveland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 65 43 17 5 91 208 144 Toronto 67 35 24 8 78 198 205 Montreal 67 35 25 7 77 167 170 Tampa Bay 65 34 24 7 75 186 171 Detroit 65 29 23 13 71 172 183 Ottawa 65 28 25 12 68 185 213 Florida 65 24 34 7 55 157 209 Buffalo 65 19 38 8 46 129 192 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 65 44 17 4 92 206 159 N.Y. Rangers 66 35 27 4 74 172 165 Columbus 65 34 26 5 73 190 179 Philadelphia 65 33 25 7 73 184 190 New Jersey 66 29 24 13 71 163 168 Washington 67 30 27 10 70 193 202 Carolina 65 28 28 9 65 163 185 N.Y. Islanders 67 25 33 9 59 188 228 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 65 44 14 7 95 213 148 Colorado 66 43 18 5 91 202 174 Chicago 66 38 14 14 90 225 175 Minnesota 65 34 22 9 77 161 161 Dallas 65 32 23 10 74 188 181 Winnipeg 67 30 28 9 69 184 195 Nashville 66 28 28 10 66 160 195 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 66 43 16 7 93 210 167 San Jose 66 42 17 7 91 205 159 Los Angeles 66 38 22 6 82 162 139 Phoenix 66 31 24 11 73 184 189 Vancouver 68 30 28 10 70 160 183 Calgary 66 26 33 7 59 159 196 Edmonton 66 23 35 8 54 166 215 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesdays Games Vancouver 3, Winnipeg 2, SO Boston 4, Montreal 1 Colorado 3, Chicago 2 Calgary 7, Anaheim 2 Thursdays Games Phoenix at Boston, late Buffalo at Carolina, late San Jose at Columbus, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late Edmonton at St. Louis, late N.Y. Rangers at Minnesota, late Toronto at Los Angeles, late Fridays Games San Jose at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Washington, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Cleveland 11 2 .846 Seattle 12 4 .750 Tampa Bay 7 3 .700 Baltimore 9 4 .692 New York 7 5 .583 Detroit 7 6 .538 Kansas City 7 6 .538 Houston 6 6 .500 Los Angeles 7 7 .500 Oakland 6 6 .500 Toronto 6 7 .462 Chicago 5 6 .455 Minnesota 5 6 .455 Boston 5 8 .385 Texas 3 9 .250 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Miami 8 4 .667 San Francisco 9 5 .643 Pittsburgh 8 5 .615 Washington 8 6 .571 Arizona 9 7 .563 Colorado 8 8 .500 Chicago 6 8 .429 Los Angeles 5 7 .417 New York 5 7 .417 San Diego 5 7 .417 Atlanta 6 9 .400 Milwaukee 6 9 .400 St. Louis 3 7 .300 Cincinnati 4 12 .250 Philadelphia 3 10 .231 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesdays Games Houston 10, Washington (ss) 9 Atlanta (ss) 3, Miami 1 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4 Pittsburgh 8, Minnesota 4 Atlanta (ss) 3, Washington (ss) 2 N.Y. Yankees 7, Detroit 7, tie, 10 innings Philadelphia 6, Baltimore 5 St. Louis 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Cleveland 12, San Diego 7 Kansas City 3, Oakland 1 Arizona 9, L.A. Dodgers 2 L.A. Angels (ss) 12, Texas 1 L.A. Angels (ss) 12, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Colorado 3, Cincinnati 2 Seattle 8, Chicago Cubs 7, 10 innings Arizona 6, Colorado 4 Thursdays Games Houston vs. Toronto, late N.Y. Mets vs. Washington, late N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Philadelphia, late Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss), late Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay, late Miami vs. Detroit, late Boston vs. Minnesota, late Atlanta vs. St. Louis, late Cincinnati vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Angels, late Milwaukee vs. San Diego, late Kansas City vs. Cleveland, late Seattle vs. Arizona, late San Francisco vs. Texas, late Colorado vs. Oakland, late Fridays Games Minnesota (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota (ss) at Ft Myers, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Az., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. San Diego at Peoria, Az., 4:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Az., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Az., 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Az., 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, 7:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado (ss) at Scottsdale, Az., 9:40 p.m. M C Y K

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com Dan Hoehne/News-SunLady Dragon Quiahja Williams was a multiple winner Tuesday, getting victories in the high jump, long jump and 100-meter dash.two-run double. LaRosa followed with an RBI double of his own and the game was all but had.FRAZIER MIFFS MINERSOn a night when the usually potent Avon Park offense was held in check, Trey Frazier made the scant two runs hold up in a 2-1 win at Ft. Meade Tuesday. The freshman right-hander went an economical seven innings throwing just 76 pitches, scattering ve hits, walking one, striking out eight and surrendering the one run, which was unearned. The Devils got on the board early, with Alfred Brown doubling down the third-base line and quickly stealing third off Miner hurler Glavine Harpe. Tyrone Perry drove him in with a grounder, but that would be all Avon Park would muster as Harpe was matching Frazier inning by inning. But a bit of a bout of wildness in the fourth would nip Harpe as after a Mason Jahna base hit lead off the inning, he plunked Alex Gomez who gave way to courtesy runner Norris Gordon. J.C. Cobb followed with a single to load the bases, but after a strike out, a elders choice saw Jahna forced at home. But with the bases still loaded, Luis Martinez worked a walk to force in run number two. Ft. Meade would scratch for that unearned run in the bottom of the inning, but Frazier faced just one batter over the minimum over the nal three innings to secure the win for the now 8-2 Devils. Down in Arcadia Tuesday, Sebring also suffered from a lack of offense in a 5-2 loss to Desoto, moving them to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in District 11-5A play. The Blue Streaks were out of district and into the backyard brawl Thursday night as they hosted Avon Park, before returning to district play tonight at Hardee. The Red Devils follow Thursdays in-county tilt with another, that also has district ramications, as they play host to Lake Placid tonight at Head Field. BASEBALL FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunJacob Cram struck out 11 in six innings Tuesday night in getting a 5-1 win over late-arriving Mulberry.AVON PARK2FT. MEADE1 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The Blue Streak boys and Lady Green Dragons took top honors at the fourteam Lake Placid Track and Field meet Tuesday. The Sebring boys finished five points ahead of Hardee, 100-95, while the Ladies in Green stayed ahead of the Lady Streaks by four, 70-66. With full team scores combined, Sebring had the overall edge with 166 points to Hardees 155, Lake Placids 100 and Avon Parks 94. The action began in the field events, with Latoya Henley getting a girls shot put win for the Streaks, putting the shot 32-feet, 7-inches, while Red Devil Bryan Johnson won the boys side of the event with a toss of 40feet, 6-inches. In the discus, Sebring got second for both the boys and girls, with Sheliah Harris coming one foot shy of Hardees Allison Smith and Brendon Rentz getting a throw of 94-feet, 8-inches. Lady Dragon Quiahja Williams proved a dual leaping threat, winning both the long and high jumps, while Sebrings Jordyn Blount matched that feat for the boys. Lady Streak Imani Powell continued her quest for the Sebring triple jump record, getting Tuesdays win with a 30feet, 5-inch landing, with Avon Parks Lashaday Love taking second. On the boys side, ODerrick Gall finished a scant one inch shy of Hardees Tristen Lanier for a second-place finish. Sebring showed its superiority on the pole vault, with Cameron Cobb and Mitchel Winslow taking first and third, respectively, while Ali Blackman and Shannon Bloemsma took the top two spots for the girls. Hardee won the girls 4X800 relay, with Lady Dragons Jacqueline Barajas, Gabriella Per ez, Elizabeth Gloria and Rosa Ramirez taking second. The Sebring boys won their side of the 4X800. In the hurdling events, Lake Placid got a win in the girls 100 from Devany Moore, with Avon Parks Shanice Leverson taking second. In the boys 110, Hardee took the top two spots with Quincy Claitt getting a third for the Devils. In the girls 300, Lever son won for Avon Park, with Lake Placid getting second through fourth courtesy of Kathryn LeBlanc, Moore and Allison Kinchen. On the boys side, Josh Jones and Christian Suarez were second and fourth, respectively. Lady Dragon Williams then showed the power of her leaping legs translated well to running short distances as she won the girls 100 ahead of Lady Devil Love. Sebring took the top three spots in the boys 100, with Brian Dixon winning, Desmond Edwards second and Dygeriyan Barge third. Moving to the longer distance, Kaytlyn Cooper got a second in the 1,600 for Sebring, with Lake Placids Perez taking third. But the Dragons got a win from Dalton Shelton, who stayed ahead of Sebrings Fosters, Damien and Eric, to take the boys mile. The Lady Devils just edged ahead of Lake Placid in the girls 4X100, with their time of 54.59 to the Dragons 55.38, though the Sebring boys won their side of the event a bit more comfortably, by almost four seconds over Hardee. Torianna Jones got another win for the Avon Park girls, taking the 400, finishing ahead of Sebrings Adrianna Taylor and Lake Placids Belkis Rivero. On the boys side, Lanier got the win for Hardee, with Blue Streak Jar vis Bridges second, Red Devil Dre Neely third and teammate Warren Buckner fourth. Lake Placids LeBlanc and Sebrings Katie Stoll got second and third in the girls 800, with Shelton winning the boys side and Sebrings Lukas High getting third. Avon Park took the top two spots in the girls 200, in the form of Love and Keyanessahe Fullard, with Lady Streak Denise Constant third and Lady Dragon Kinchen fourth. On the boys side, Sebrings Bridges and Edwards went one and two, respectively, with Avon Parks Jones third. Shelton picked up his third win of the day, finishing 21 seconds ahead of the pack in the boys 3,200, while Lady Dragon Perez was second for the girls. The Red Devils picked up one more win, taking the girls 4X400 relay, while the Blue Streaks took second to Hardee in the boys event.Blue Streaks top LP track meet Dan Hoehne/News-sunAvon Parks Josh Jones clears this hurdle coming around the bend on his way to a second-place nish in the 300 hurdles Tuesday at Lake Placid. Dan Hoehne/News-SunThough center elder Lahna Sedatol made this ne, running catch in the left-center eld gap Tuesday night against McKeel, the visiting Wildcats would see many of their hits drop safely, while the Lake Placid bats were predominantly silent, as they bested the Lady Dragons in district action by an 11-1 score. McKeel is undefeated in District 9-4A play and sits atop the standings. Lake Placid, is 2-4 in in their district schedule, putting them in the middle of the pack. The Dragons will look to move up tonight as they host travel to Mulberry to face the Lady Panthers.SEDATOL SNARES ONE IN LADY DRAGON LOSSCity on the Circle, carry ing the seal of the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce around the country on the 12 race circuit advertising both the raceway and the community. His car also has been immortalized by local artist James R. Hahn as part of the Trend at the Track mural located at the Sebring Regional Air port industrial park. Dean is here the other 364 days out of the year as well, operating a business in addition to his coaching services for drivers. His Sick Sideways shop offers race car build/ preparation, rentals, transportation, maintenance, trackside support, setup services, driver coaching, marketing/media services and race car storage. We mainly work on race cars, but we do private cars as well, he said. Currently in his shop Dean said he had a variety of cars including Porsches, Vipers, Hondas and MX5s among others. He also has added new equipment including a new dyno-tuning machine. Before, people had to drive more than an hour for that kind of service, he said. We can use it to nd untapped power in a car. Dean has been running the operation here for three years now. The employees also serve as the Projections Research Mazda pit crew. They do everything. We have lost a lot of sleep getting the car ready for this weeks race. he said. The series will hold its second race of the season Friday (this) morning with another 45-minute competition to kick off the days action. Dean will hold the pole position for that race as well. The green ag is slated to drop at 7:45 a.m. DEAN FROM PAGE A8 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 I took the bass back out and released them a couple hundred feet from the ramp and we loaded up the boat. Nick said we nished second with about nine pounds, but we won big bass. We went up to collect our money and we were told that we were disqualied. The tournament director informed us that because I was a bass shing guide, their rules did not allow guides to sh their tournaments. Nick and I were shocked. Not only did we sh and win a tournament with this group four weeks earlier, but we won the tournament and noone said anything about me being a guide. The tournament director said it was in their rules, although he didnt have a copy to show me. He returned our entry fee, but kept our $200+ winnings. Needless to say, I wont be shing with this group again. In fact, REDS is now holding a Friday tournament on Lake Istokpoga, out of the North State Park, beginning March 14, and anyone and everyone is invited to sh with us. Entry fee is $30 per team, three-sh limit and as a bonus, the winners will receive a $50 gift cer ticate from REDS, and a $25 gift certicate for big bass. Come out and join us. We plan on holding this tournament every Friday going forward.FRIENDS OF ISTOKPOGA BIG BASS TOURNAMENTOn Saturday, 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 ar ticial and limited to 25 boats. The tournament will go out of Trails End, off Rt. 98 on Cowhouse Rd. Participants must be members of The Friends of Istokpoga ($10 annual membership). There will be 100-percent pay back with 60 going to rst place, 25 for second place 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 tournament, 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. You must pre-register by 5 p.m today. Entry fees will not be accepted at the boat ramp. Sign up now at REDS II Fishing Tackle at 3603 Sebring Parkway.SEBRING BASSMASTERSThe Sebring BassMasters held its third tournament of the year on Sunday, March 9, on Lake Josephine. It was a slow start, with fog keeping everyone from traveling very far. My partner, Jim Morgan nailed a beautiful bass before the fog lifted. He had another nice sh right up to the boat before it got away. I struggled all day and nally caught two keepers after 1 p.m. Jims bass weighed almost nine pounds and proved to be enough to win both big bass and the tournament. Nick Tidwell nished second with three bass weighing around six pounds.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 863-273-4998 or by email at donorton13@gmail. com. Visit his REDS FISHING facebook page or his website at theamericansherman.com. or stop by the store to see him anytime. BASS FROM PAGE A8 Richards speared a hot liner off the bat of VRod Rodriguez to end the game. I see a lot of my play ers in church on Sunday, observed manager Doran Quigg. I better keep seeing them there. For Yates, John McCallum homered, while Quigg, Cliff Bluml (three doubles), Bill Gallagher (three doubles) and Howard Carney formed the Four Hit Club. Pacing Schoonis with four hits each were Wild Bill DeStefano (double), Norm Grubbs (two doubles) and Victor Rodriguez (two triples). Elston Hedges slugged three doubles. For further league infor mation, visit the website at lpsoftball.com. SENIORS FROM PAGE A8 Golf Hammock Last Monday, March 10, the Mezza Group played an Individual Pro-Am Points event. A group saw Jim Gulick take rst with +3, Ike Richards took second with +2 and Les Campbell won third with Even. In B group, Roger Culberson and Danny Geier tied for rst with +3, and Bob Trier and Mike Laji ness tied for second with +1. Jack Schell took rst in C group with +3, Bob Watson took second with +1, Joe Hyzny took third at Even, and honorable mention goes to Pat Dell at -1. D group had Jim Hammond winning rst with +3, followed by Ed Northrup in second at +1, and Howard Brown in third at -1. In E group, Bobby Culbert took rst with +9, Mike Anselm in second with +3, Tony Frances in third at +2, with honor able mention going to Bill Alesi at +1. F group had a three-way tie for rst between Curt Matterson, Jim Daigneault and Bob Wimmers in second at +1, with Dick Botelho in third with -1. Jerry Edwards took rst in G group with +7, followed by a tie for second between Terry Yandle and Greg Brewer at +4. H group saw Ozzie Ber groth take rst with +6, Jerry Linsley took second with Even, and Doc Thomas took third with -1. In I group, Janet Regan was in rst with +6, Bill Woudenberg in second with +2, and Terri Trumbull in third with-1. J group saw Bill Katcher in rst with +6, Dan Tripkovic with +5, Mark Flora in third with +2. Finally, in K group, Ken Porter grabbed rst with +7, Joan Hebert took second with +5, and Bob Goldsworthy in third with +3. Special notice, there will be a banquet for all members of the Mezza Group at Homers Smorgasbord at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 24. Next Monday, March 17, the Mezza Group will continue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early due to a big eld of players. For more information, call Pete at 382-1280. Lake June West The Mens League held a Best 36 Holes tournament Thursday, March 13 and crowned Jack MaGinnis as club champ with a net score of 96. In A Flight, low gross went to the 130 brought in by Claude Cash, second went to Ron West and his 135, while Ron Cobert took third with a 138. Low net for the ight had Doyan Eades in rst with a 102, one shot ahead of the 103 brought in by Art Shmeltz for second. Bill Hintz was third with a 112. In B Flight, Howard Langston had a 136 for low gross, George Hay was second with 143 and Bill Fowler third with 146. Bob Knishka had low net in the ight with a 102, Ward Shaw a close second with 103 and Bob Berard third at 109. MaGinnis also had low gross for the tournament in C Flight, carding a 142, with Gene Ray second at 145 and Orville Huffman third at 146. Jerry Ingersol and Boyd York were tied for rst in low net in the ight with 101 each and Walter Nagel had a 110 for third. A Couples Scramble was played on Thursday, March 6. The Swartzs, Joe and Joyce, teamed with Lyan Huseu and Brent Schumacher to card a 48 for the win. Art and Kim Ames, John and Donna Stewart and Wanda Jones were second with a 49 while Dick and Norma Denhart, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau and Joanne McGill came in with a 52 for third. R. Freeman was closest to the pin for the men, hitting to 13-feet, 11-inches from No. 4, with Kar en James getting to within 5-feet, 10-inches from No. 6 and Joyce Swartz to just 1-foot, 3-inches from No. 2. SpringLake On Wednesday, March 12, the SpringLake Ladies Golf League played a 2 Person 1 Best Ball on the Front Nine of the Panther Creek Course and Alternate Shot on the Back Nine. Net team scores were used for the front 9 and Gross scores for the back 9. Three teams tied for rst place with a combined score of 76. Winners were deter mined by using the most difcult handicap holes. The team of Debbie Koperski and Kay Baxter won rst place with a 76 followed by the team of Linda Peger and Terrie Austin for second place and third place went to the team of Dotti Blackwell and Judy Devries. Fourth-place winners with a combined score of 80 went to Rosie Foote and Linda Benden. On Tuesday, March 11, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association conducted a Two Man, Pick Your Partner Scramble on the Panther Creek golf course. There were two ights handicapped by the aver age of the two players in each team. In the A Flight, Gerry Esty and Steve Hall won rst place with a gross 71 minus 15 handicap for a net 56 strokes. Jan Hard and Bill Lawens took second place with a gross 65 minus 8 handicap for a net 57 strokes. There was a tie in A Flight for third place at net 58 between Don Cunning and Vern Hoffman and the team of Joe Troia and Rick Nelson. In the B Flight, grouchy old Ed Clay and Jerry Ter rell took rst honors with a gross 76 minus 22 handicap for a net 54 strokes. Tom Bates and Chips Ryan took home second place with a gross 76 minus 22 for a net 55 strokes. Third place went to Ray McKenzie and Bill Schauwecker with a net 57 strokes. On Tuesday and Thursday, March 4 and 6, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held their Annual Championship tournament; Tuesday on Cougar Trail and Thursday on Panther Creek golf course. The Overall Low Gross Championship went to Gary Behrendt, who scored 73 (3 over par) on Cougar and 71 (1 under par) on Panther, for a total 144 strokes. The Low Gross award for the A Flight was won by Pat Jaskowski with 75, 78, and a total 153 strokes. In B Flight, Bill Lawens won a tiebreak with Dave Kamish at 158 strokes to win the Flight. In C Flight Low Gross, Joe Troia won a tiebreak at 178 strokes over Ray McKenzie and in D Flight, Jer ry Terrell won a tiebreak at 184 strokes over Steve Hall and John Schroeder. The Overall Low Net Championship was won by Gene Hearn with a net 66, a net 72, and a total 138 net strokes for the two days. Flightwise, in A Flights Low Net contest, Bazz van Willigen took rst with a two-day net 146. Jan Hard and Ken Kirby tied for second place with 147 net strokes. In B Flight Low Net, there was a tie for rst place at 139 net strokes between Dave Kamish and Joe Austin, with Joe winning the tiebreak. There was also a tie for third place low net at 148 between Jim Hearn and Don Cunning. The C Flight Low Net was won by Ray McKenzie at a net 139, with second place going to Ed Clay at 143 and third place to Jay Payne at 144. D Flight Low Net winner was Charlie Keniston, who hung on for dear life with a 64 / 79 = 143 strokes over a four-way tie at 144 strokes between Larry Colclasure, John Schroeder, Steve Hall and George Thomas. On Wednesday, March 5, the SpringLake Ladies Golf League played In the Bucket on the Cougar Trail Course. In The Bucket is a Best Ball tournament in which every fourth hole, one player is in the bucket and her net score counts as the team score. The Net Team winners were Debbie Koperski, Kay Gorham, Diana Ackling and Ruth Ann Payne with a team net score of 121. Second place winners were Teri Swisher, Judy Devries, Betty Blaser and Chris Murchie with a team net score of 137. Third place winners were Lou Cannon, Terrie Austin, Rita Jaskowski and Ann McWilliams with a team net score of 138.Area Golf League Scores FRED GOODALLAssociated PressTAMPA Free agent quarterback Josh McCown has agreed to terms of a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a move that reunites him with coach Lovie Smith. A career backup, the 12th-year pro is coming off the best season of his career with Chicago. Bucs agree with QB McCown M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYCool in the morning; mostly sunny75 / 53Winds: E at 7-14 mphPartly sunny79 / 60Winds: SE at 6-12 mphSATURDAYClouds and sun84 / 67Winds: S at 7-14 mphSUNDAYMostly cloudy, t-storms possible82 / 61Winds: W at 6-12 mphMONDAYTimes of clouds and sun82 / 61Winds: ENE at 7-14 mphTUESDAY High .............................................. 8:05 a.m. Low ............................................... 1:40 a.m. High .............................................. 8:23 p.m. Low ............................................... 2:00 p.m. High .............................................. 1:17 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:01 a.m. High .............................................. 2:26 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:54 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.83 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 82 Low Sunday ........................................... 47 High Monday ......................................... 83 Low Monday .......................................... 43 High Tuesday ......................................... 84 Low Tuesday .......................................... 45 High Wednesday .................................... 85 Low Wednesday ..................................... 59 Relative humidity .................................. 38% Expected air temperature ....................... 74 Makes it feel like .................................... 74 Monday ............................................... 29.98 Tuesday ............................................... 29.81 Wednesday ......................................... 29.95 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.22 Year to date ......................................... 5.09Sunrise 7:37 a.m. 7:36 a.m. Sunset 7:34 p.m. 7:35 p.m. Moonrise 6:02 p.m. 6:54 p.m. Moonset 6:08 a.m. 6:44 a.m.Albuquerque 59/37/pc 62/35/s 57/37/pc Atlanta 64/47/s 61/48/c 64/43/r Baltimore 57/35/s 61/39/pc 48/26/pc Birmingham 67/49/s 64/51/sh 69/37/r Boston 39/34/pc 50/30/pc 38/14/pc Charlotte 64/39/s 66/47/c 59/36/r Cheyenne 52/31/pc 41/21/sn 55/35/s Chicago 53/28/pc 42/18/pc 28/17/s Cleveland 52/33/pc 43/18/pc 22/15/pc Columbus 59/37/pc 53/24/pc 37/19/pc Dallas 69/57/c 76/54/t 67/42/r Denver 59/33/pc 50/24/c 64/37/s Detroit 44/29/pc 40/13/c 25/12/s Harrisburg 56/36/s 59/34/pc 45/19/pc Honolulu 84/72/s 81/68/sh 78/68/pc Houston 68/60/c 74/61/t 75/47/c Indianapolis 59/34/pc 53/19/pc 35/18/pc Jackson, MS 69/53/pc 70/57/sh 66/39/r Kansas City 61/39/s 63/27/pc 44/32/pc Lexington 60/42/pc 57/31/c 44/25/c Little Rock 69/51/pc 65/48/r 61/35/r Los Angeles 73/54/pc 80/57/s 91/58/s Louisville 63/44/pc 59/31/pc 46/25/c Memphis 67/52/pc 65/46/sh 56/34/r Milwaukee 48/25/pc 38/12/pc 24/17/s Minneapolis 40/16/s 26/3/pc 24/22/pc Nashville 66/46/pc 63/40/c 56/29/r New Orleans 69/59/pc 74/63/c 74/51/sh New York City 46/39/pc 57/36/pc 44/22/pc Norfolk 58/43/s 67/47/pc 54/36/r Oklahoma City 72/47/pc 67/45/pc 60/38/r Philadelphia 50/37/s 60/36/pc 47/24/pc Phoenix 79/58/s 83/57/s 82/56/s Pittsburgh 57/36/s 51/23/pc 35/13/pc Portland, ME 32/30/pc 43/27/pc 35/3/pc Portland, OR 59/39/r 63/43/pc 66/44/r Raleigh 61/39/s 68/47/pc 56/38/r Rochester 48/33/pc 40/14/c 22/8/sf St. Louis 66/41/pc 60/29/pc 42/27/c San Francisco 71/49/s 69/47/s 70/50/s Seattle 57/40/r 56/45/r 59/39/r Wash., DC 58/40/s 63/43/pc 52/26/pc Cape Coral 78/55/s 81/62/pc 84/69/c Clearwater 73/58/s 77/64/pc 79/68/pc Coral Springs 74/64/pc 78/69/pc 83/73/pc Daytona Beach 69/53/s 73/60/pc 79/65/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 75/67/pc 78/71/pc 83/75/pc Fort Myers 78/57/s 81/63/pc 85/69/c Gainesville 71/46/s 75/55/pc 76/61/sh Hollywood 74/62/pc 78/67/pc 84/71/pc Homestead AFB 74/63/pc 77/67/pc 82/71/pc Jacksonville 68/47/s 75/56/c 78/60/sh Key West 76/69/pc 79/72/pc 82/74/pc Miami 75/66/pc 78/70/pc 83/73/pc Okeechobee 71/56/s 76/62/pc 83/69/c Orlando 73/53/s 77/60/pc 81/65/pc Pembroke Pines 75/62/pc 78/67/pc 84/71/pc St. Augustine 65/53/s 71/60/pc 77/65/sh St. Petersburg 74/57/s 78/64/pc 79/67/pc Sarasota 75/54/s 78/61/pc 80/69/pc Tallahassee 69/43/s 72/53/c 72/56/sh Tampa 72/55/s 76/62/pc 77/65/sh W. Palm Bch 73/63/pc 77/69/pc 83/73/pc Winter Haven 73/54/s 78/60/pc 82/66/pc Acapulco 91/72/pc 90/69/pc 89/67/pc Athens 63/44/s 63/47/s 65/52/s Beirut 58/51/pc 63/53/s 67/63/pc Berlin 57/42/s 50/37/c 49/43/r Bermuda 60/56/s 61/56/c 67/64/pc Calgary 44/28/c 48/29/pc 52/30/pc Dublin 55/42/pc 58/44/pc 56/43/pc Edmonton 35/18/pc 40/22/pc 44/21/c Freeport 71/63/pc 75/68/pc 79/73/pc Geneva 64/42/s 60/39/c 59/38/s Havana 83/58/s 86/64/s 87/67/s Hong Kong 65/61/c 71/65/c 73/66/pc Jerusalem 49/40/sh 54/41/pc 64/57/pc Johannesburg 70/54/c 76/57/c 76/57/pc Kiev 56/40/s 61/32/c 42/30/c London 61/41/pc 57/45/pc 64/45/pc Montreal 30/28/sn 36/10/sf 18/3/pc Moscow 46/32/pc 45/35/c 39/27/c Nice 67/51/s 68/53/s 68/54/pc Ottawa 36/22/sn 33/3/sf 17/-1/pc Quebec 18/17/sn 36/10/sn 19/-4/pc Rio de Janeiro 89/76/pc 92/76/s 93/77/s Seoul 48/30/pc 54/33/s 60/34/s Singapore 90/79/c 90/77/c 90/77/c Sydney 84/68/pc 88/70/pc 86/61/t Toronto 42/25/pc 35/7/c 22/9/pc Vancouver 52/42/r 47/42/r 50/43/r Vienna 65/48/s 62/44/r 57/47/c Warsaw 57/41/pc 49/32/r 44/38/pc Winnipeg 16/-9/sf 7/-10/pc 25/17/c Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Milder weather will make a return to the Midwest and Northeast today following a frigid day Thursday; however, some snow showers will still be seen around the Great Lakes. Moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico will bring clouds and sprinkles to Louisiana and coastal Texas while high pressure promotes sunshine and dry weather over the Southeast. Dry, sunny weather will also be featured from the northern Plains into the Southwest. National Forecast for March 14 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. Mostly sunny today; cool in the morning, then pleasant in the afternoon. A moonlit sky tonight. Partly sunny tomorrow and Sunday. Monday: mainly cloudy with thunderstorms possible. On March 14, very cold air invaded the East during the Blizzard of 1888. Norfolk, Va., reached only 14 degrees. This tied the record for the coldest March day ever there. Mostly sunny today; cool in the morning, then nice. Winds east-southeast 7-14 mph. Expect 8-12 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 50% and good drying conditions. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst Mar 16Mar 23Mar 30Apr 7 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 68/47 71/46 72/48 69/53 73/53 73/54 72/55 73/58 74/57 75/54 78/57 77/59 71/56 73/63 75/67 75/66 69/43 65/50 66/54 74/54 75/53 73/55 76/52 76/52 74/54 76/69 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BFriday, March 14, 2014 Most people know that it takes yeast to make beer, and some people know a little bit about how it per forms that miracle. But probably few people besides brewers and biochemists are familiar with the intricate series of seemingly unrelated chemical reactions that must occur in a particular or der from long before the yeast does its magic to turn ordinary grain and water into the delicious and mildly alcohol ic carbonated concoction so many of us enjoy. Here is a step-by-step primer on the natural science of brewing. When you pop open a tall, cool, smooth one at the 12 Hours of Sebirng this weekend, take a mo ment to further appreciate the marvelous result of the art we have made of that science. Beer was brewed from barley at least 7,000 years ago. But only lately have we discovered that barley, among all grains, is so rich in enzymes that it can convert to sugars not only its own starches but up to its own weight in additional starches. This is grandly referred to as diastatic power and accounts for the ability of large brewers to brew beer from up to 50 per cent corn (Miller, et al.) or rice (Budweiser). Those grains do not contain, on their own, the necessary enzymes to convert starches to cleanly fermentable sugars. They need help. Barley provides. In ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, laborers were paid in beer. Gigantic bakeries produced huge quantities of bread, which was not distributed. Rather, the loaves of bread were dissolved in water and turned into beer. We like to think that the brew ing art and science have been perfected only recently, but even in ancient times, certain brewers were recognized for their talents. Many of them had hereditary status. Their secret: They used wooden bowls and spoons hand ed down through generations. The secret of that: Yeast cells are very hardy and can survive dormancy in many extreme con ditions and habitats. One that they are especially well adapted to is the grain of wood. The spoons and bowls of ancient brewers harbored unique strains of good brewing yeast that were reconstituted with every use. The Pilgrims were aiming for Virginia but got off course. When they landed in the uninvit ing region of New England, they begged the crew of the Mayower to take them south. The crew demurred. They were running out of beer. They left the Pilgrims to their fate, and half died before they managed to establish a suf cient brewing regimen, mostly from pumpkins. The lesson: Dont drink the water. No known disease pathogen can survive in even weak beer.1 Malting: Malting is the controlled germination of barley. After steeping the barley in water, the grain is spread on a malting floor and allowed to grow until it is modified. During this time, natural enzymes transform the endosperm from complex to simple starches. The grain is dried at high tempera tures and milled.2Mashing: Astonishingly, drying sprouted grain at temperatures high enough to destroy its life force does not destroy its ability to pro duce momentous chemical activity. Bringing the mash to between 148 and 158 degrees activates a pair of related enzymes that liquefy and reduce the now-soluble starch es into maltose and other simple sugars.3 Lautering: Once all reducible starches have been converted, the mash is heated yet again, to 170 degrees. The liquid is drawn off through a filter bed of the remaining husks of the original grain. The husks are then rinsed (lautered) thoroughly with more hot water. All the runoff from the mash is known as wort, and it constitutes what will become the finished beer.4 The boil: Achieving clear beer with a firm, foamy head is largely a function of removing most but not quite all proteins from the original mash. Proteins, when boiled, will coagulate and settle out of the liquid, forming a gummy mass called trub. This action is called the hot break. Boiling is also necessary to extract important flavoring agents, called alpha acids, from hops. Up to a point, the longer the wort is boiled, the more efficiently a given amount of hops can bitter a quantity of beer. Boiling even longer can pro duce caramelization of sugars in the wort.5 The cold break: As soon as the boil is complete, the wort is quickly cooled. This precipitates even more undesirable proteins and tannins out of the wort. This time the process is called the cold break, and the residue is called cold trub.6 THE FERMENTATION CYCLE Pitching the yeast: Perhaps the most important key to making good beer is to keep wild yeast and bacteria from gaining a foothold in your brew before the preferred yeast does. This is done through good sanitation and proper pitch ing of a sufficient quantity of carefully cultivated beer yeast. When the wort is cooled, a thick broth of cultivated yeast is added.a. The lag phase: The yeast immediately begins to absorb oxygen. Enzymes facilitate yeasts intake of glucose, more complex sugars and other nutri ents. All this takes place within a few hours.b. The respiration and fermentation phases: With sufficient food reserves stored away, the yeast begins to repro duce by budding. It absorbs all the remaining oxygen in the wort and uses it and the various other nutrients to produce new daughter cells. Once all oxygen is absorbed, reproduction halts and fermentation proper begins. In a simplified explanation, yeast turns one molecule of glucose into two molecules each of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide.Bob Fila/Chicago TribuneBarley is rich in enzymes, which makes it an important ingredient in beer brewing.Malting floor Grain Endosperm 2Mash tun Mash Lauter tun Brew kettle 3 4 6aEnzymes Fermentation tank Enzymes Bright beer tank Glucose Ethyl alcohol Carbon dioxideH O C 6b 6bHusk Crushed malt Simple sugar Complex sugar Enzyme Filter bed Wort Hop Sugar Protein Proteins form a gummy massYeast Complex sugar Simple sugar Budding yeast Daughter cell Germinated barley is softer and sweeter Text by Jim Price, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Graphic by Rika Kanaoka, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Benjamin Franklin FRO M B ARL EY T O B REW: ST EP-B Y-ST EPAny starch or sugar can be processed as a fermented product, but civilizations as old as ancient Sumeria determined that barley produced the most satisfying examples of what we have come to know as beer. When these grains are ripe, however, the complex starches of the endosperm, the meaty part of the grain, will not dissolve in water. Simply cooking the grain makes it soluble, but that creates extreme cloudiness and a porridge-like flavor and prevents a successful fermentation.M IL WA UKEE J O URNA L SENTINEL Clarifying and carbonation: Once all available fermentable sugars are consumed, fermentation grinds to a halt and the yeast begins to go dormant. The beer is clarified by storing in a cool, still, sterile environment. It is now nearly free of clouding agents and is clear. It is also flat. During the whole fermenta tion process, the huge amount of carbon dioxide produced has been allowed to escape through a gas vent, while the alcohol has been preserved in an otherwise closed environment. To achieve carbonation, brewers inject carbon dioxide to the desired level. 1Who knew chemistry could be so delicious? M C Y K

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B2 DAIL Y COMMERCIAL Friday March 14, 2014 B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com PUZZLE CORNER Solution on B4 Courtesy DreamWorks Pictures/MCTAaron Paul stars in Need for Speed. JESSICA HERNDONAP Film WriterIt takes a lot for a lm based on a video game to impress a crowd these days, given the dazzling advancements in gaming technology. But Need for Speed, based on the hit EA Entertainment racing game thats sold 150 million units, could now drive some of that success toward the box ofce. Despite its clichd elements, this adrenalinefueled stunt fest is an unequivocal thrill that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Starring Breaking Bads Aaron Paul, Need for Speed is ercely entertaining, load ed with beautiful cars, winding roads and racers in leather coats. Since Breaking Bad ended last year, Paul has been making an impressive transition to lm, starting with the indie drama Hellion, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. In Need for Speed, he exes his machismo as a street racer on a vendetta. Following a two-year prison sentence for a crime he didnt commit, mechanic and race driver Tobey Marshall (Paul) is determined to get revenge on Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper), the man who framed him. To do so, Tobey drives from New York to California to battle Dino in a high-stakes race dubbed the De Leon. Along for the ride are British car buff Julia (Imogen Poots) and Benny (Scott Mescudi, also known as recording artist Kid Cudi), the jovial air borne lookout of Tobeys crew. Written by rst-timer George Gatins, who produced Shes Out of My League, the plot is heavy with questionable logic and monotonous dialogue. Modeled after classic 1960s and 1970s action lms, where the cars were key, Need for Speed often attempts to be a dramatic thriller. But its best when consciously comical. Trite conventions, like Tobeys brooding de meanor, punctuated by his deep monotone and acute stare, are effec tive, although overdone at times. But Tobey isnt always serious. When riding cross-country, the eccentric Julia gets him to loosen up. Their banter offers cute comedic relief and sets the stage for romance. Long gone are thoughts of his ex, Anita, played by upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, who tests out her siren potential and achieves it. But its the sexy, witty and accessible Poots who really shines. Michael Keaton, as the ridiculously animated mystery man behind the De Leon race, is another highlight. Compared to the Fast & Furious franchise by way of fast cars, harrowing rac es and a band of brothers connected mostly by loyalty, not blood, Need for Speed is more like an underdeveloped sibling. It lacks the brutal and brawny gentleman quotient, perhaps the most delicious feature of Furious. Still, the boyish good looks of Paul and Cooper are appealing. But could they really save us in a pinch? Vin Diesels Dom in Furious seems more re liable. Easily the best parts of this ride are the thrilling stunts and races. Stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh puts us right in the drivers seat as cars exceed 120 mph and spin through the air. First-per son camera angles keep the action immediate and personal, just like the video game. Additionally, overhead views offer a sweeping scope of the races as the drivers speed past vineyards in Califor nias Mendocino County, where the De Leon race scenes were lmed. Though the pace remains mostly high-octane throughout, it drags in the beginning and during the nal face-off. But overall, this ashy underworld of super-charged machinery and intense action is a blast.N eed for Speed insane, but also a thrilling stunt fest MOVIE REVIEW CRI TICS RA T ING: DEAR A BBY: My sister has children younger than mine, but the kids all play together frequently. She recently caught them involved in a game of truth or dare and a couple of the kids had no clothes on. While I was surprised to hear it and have spoken to my children about it, it seems to me to be one of those games that kids play. My sister insists its about dominance and sex and refuses to let my kids play with hers any longer. Im heartbroken over her reaction and dont know how to respond. We barely speak anymore. What do you think? Just A Game? in IowaDear Just A Game: Not allowing the children to play together again seems like an overreaction, but a serious discussion about boundaries should cer tainly have taken place after the incident. DEAR A BBY: I started dating my childhood sweetheart when we were in high school. Im now in college. My dreams and goals have always been to move from our small town to a big city in another state. The problem is my boy friend, Clay, never wants to leave here. He isnt even interested in travel. Everyone in my family thinks hes holding me back and isnt being fair. He may not be perfect, but he does make me happy. I now have an opportunity to move, but Clay refuses to go. Should I go anyway, regardless of what it does to our relationship? Do I take the risk of being happy in a new city by myself, or stay where I know what the ending will be? Stuck in Smalltown, USADear Stuck: All of life is a risk. Please listen to your family. I think you know in your heart that you need to experience a little inde pendence. DEAR A BBY: My wife and I have been married for 10 years. She is a Realtor and Im a maintenance worker. My wife thinks that when Im off on weekends I should be working around the house. I have tried telling her that those are my days off to do what I prefer or just relax. I do maintenance work all week, and then she ex pects me to do it on weekends, too? I dont mind it occasionally, but with her its every weekend. I feel like getting a divorce because of her never-ending demands. How can I get her to understand? Wants To RelaxDear Wants: Have you told your wife you feel like divorcing her because of her never-ending de mands? It might be a way to get her attention. Tell her that youre willing to x things around the house one or two days a month, but if her punch list requires more than that, she should hire someone. And as to your playing in the band invite her to come and listen if she wants, but make it plain that you dont intend to stop.Dear Abby is written by eanne Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Kids game of truth or dare causes strife among adults DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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Friday, March 14, 2014 DAIL Y COMMERCIAL B3 www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 Dear Pharmacist: Re cently I saw a major network news program about researchers looking for drugs to prevent Alzheimers. The doctors inter viewed held out so little hope and it really upset me that they didnt suggest diet and exercise. Both my parents had dementia. Im scared of it happening to me. A.F., ChicagoThe number of people with Alzheimers is expected to triple in the coming years. The doctors were certainly right that at present there isnt a single drug on the mar ket that can hold Alzheimers at bay. But shame on them for not mentioning that theres a whole host of things you can do to protect yourself. Ive written about this important topic before, but with millions of aging Americans at risk, I dont mind revisiting. Please put curcumin, the active ingredient of the common spice tur meric, at the top of your list of Alzheimers preven tives. Seriously. Researchers have published 1,000 scientic studies on the antioxidant and anti-inammatory properties of curcumin. A recent Japanese study showed symptom improvement in those who supplemented with turmeric capsules for one year. Two participants who had severe cases were even able to recognize family members by the studys conclusion. Back in 2008, research ers in India published a paper reviewing the major research done on curcumin as a treatment for Alzheimers. They noted that curcumin apparently has the ability to help a component of the immune system (macrophages) clear away amyloid plaques from the brain. They concluded, based on the main ndings above, curcumin will lead to a promising treatment for Alzheimers. What theyre saying is that, in time, someone will turn it into a drug. Then it will take years to study the new drug on animals and people before its brought to market for a hefty price. Well, duh! The take home point is that turmeric and cur cumin supplements are readily available, affordable and worth a try. Since supplements are hard to absorb, you can eat the spice. Its popular in curry dishes. Sprinkle it on everything like I do because its good for heart disease, arthritis and breast health. Other food items you should add to your shopping list are colorful fruits and vegetables, with a special emphasis on blue and purple, which indicates the presence of anthocyanins, a pigment that scientists are looking at as a possible Alzheimers preventive. In fact, I suggest eating blueberries several times a week. Oth er memory boosting supplements include citicoline, phosphatidylcholine and Acetyl L-carnitine. What else can you do? Theres a tight association with memory loss and damage from popular foods so I often recommend either a Paleo diet or Doug Kaufmanns Phase One diet. You could read about the dangers of gluten in the new book, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter. I would absolutely include at least 2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil in your diet each day. Get plenty of exercise to turn on life-extension genes and increase production of memory molecules. Im glad to hear your mind and emotional health are a priority. None of us should take it for granted.Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. suzycohen. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition.Memory enhancing tips and supplementsHEALTHY LIVING DEAR PHARMACISTSuzy Cohen Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands and Hardee County resi dents who want to make a difference in their community are invited to join the team of dedicated and car ing Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care volun teers. Hospice volunteers assist with ofce duties and marketing events, as well as visit hospice patients in their homes offering conversation and to give caregivers a welcome break. Some volunteers even help take care of the patients pets or bring their own cer tied therapy dogs to provide furry companionship. All volunteers must complete a 16-hour training session and the next train ing is scheduled for April 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. each day Tuesdays, April 8 and 15, and Fridays, April 11 and 18. The training will take place at the local Cor nerstone Hospice, 209 N. Ridgewood Drive, Suite 3. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. All four days of training are required. Call or email Dorothy Harris, volunteer special ist, at 253-1611; Lisa Gray, volunteer manager, (352) 742-6806; or toll-free, 888728-6234.Cornerstone Hospice seeks local volunteers with hospice hearts WASHINGTON (AP) If the Obama administrations health care plan is going to pass what amounts to its rst physical, people have to sign up this month at a pretty speedy rate: 42 times a minute. Thats somewhere be tween the steady rate you breathe and how fast your heart beats. Someone has to sign up every 1.4 seconds in March for the Obama administration to reach its 6 million sign-up goal. Enrollment season ends March 31 and as of March 1, sign-ups were at 4.2 million. The government needs 1.8 million sign-ups in the 30 days between March 2 and March 31, ofcials said. Thats 60,000 a day or 2,500 per hour. Thats way more than the daily aver ages for January and February, which ranged between 33,000 and 34,000. To put it in health terms, the average healthy adult at rest takes 12 to 18 breaths per minute. The average adult pulse is between 60 and 100 beats per minute at rest. Highly trained athletes can get their heart rate below 50 beats per minute. It takes about a minute to read this. If the Obama administration wants to hit its goal, another 42 people had to sign up in that time.Go Figure: Obamacare needs 42 sign-ups a minute MCYK

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com HEALTHY LIVING Courtesy photoSteve Austin, Palms executive director, accepts two benches for the benches from Marcel Miranda, president of the Palms Auxiliary. The benches honor Lester Kesselring, longtime past activities director, and Betty Thomas, past nance director. These benches will be placed at the Oak Avenue entrance of the Palms. The Palms Auxiliary is a nonprot organization that provides assistance to the Palms residents, Palms Apartments, and Palms Estates. Their primary income comes from the Maphis Merchantile Gift Shop inside the Palms. The shop is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. New members and volunteers are always needed to help in the gift shop. Anyone interested can leave a message for Barbara Kesselring at 382-1472. Shown are (from left) Barbara Kesselring, Marcel Miranda, Steve Austin, Rick Demeri, LaRue Thomas, and Shirley Demeri.MEMORIAL BENCHES FOR PALMS RESIDENTS Community outreach programs setThe following community outreach programs are planned by ACE Homecare: Monday 10 a.m., Town and Country Mobile Home Park (Sebring), health fair. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Lake Placid Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair. Wednesday 9 a.m., Avon Park Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair; 1:30 p.m., Crown Pointe Assisted Living Facility (Sebring), Gaming. Thursday 9 a.m., Fair Haven Apartments NuHope Meal Site (Sebring), health fair. Friday 8:30 a.m., Covered Bridge Community (Lake Placid), health fair; 10 a.m., The Groves at Victoria Park Nu-Hope Meal Site (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. The following community outreach programs are planned by Comprehensive Homecare: Monday Crown Pointe Caregivers Support Group, Sebring. Tuesday 8 a.m., Sebring Bluffs off U.S. 27, Sebring; and 12:30 p.m., Groves of Victoria Park, Sebring. Thursday 10:30 a.m., Balmoral Support Group, Lake Placid. All sites are sponsored by each site guest speak ers from Comprehensive Homecare. All sites are open to the public. Call 214-6795.Free diabetes management class setSEBRING The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County is offering Diabetes SelfManagement Education classes as part of its Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. This program serves Highlands County residents of all ages, especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. Education is the key to success for diabetes con trol and for the prevention of complications. These classes are free of charge and provided by Margaret Pierce, RN and Aleyda Oliveros, Nutritionist. Classes in English are scheduled in Sebring from 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 7-9 and from 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 21-23 at the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County, 7205 S. George Blvd. in Sebring Conference room A. Enrollment is limited and registration is required. Contact the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County Wellness and Diabetes Education Program, at 382-7294. SNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EWS MATTHEW PERRONEAssociated PressWASHINGTON The maker of OxyContin says it has completed testing of an abuse-resistant ver sion of the painkiller hy drocodone, a surprise development that could derail sales of the recently launched Zohydro, a powerful pain medication that has been heavily criticized for lacking such safeguards. Purdue Pharma says it plans to submit its extended-release hydrocodone drug to the Food and Drug Administration later this year. The companys tablets are designed to prevent users from crushing them for snorting or injection. Shares of Zogenix Inc. plunged more than 20 percent after the announcement, which appears to jeopardize sales of the companys justlaunched drug Zohydro. Physicians would presumably be more likely to prescribe a harder-toabuse form of hydrocodone to try to protect their patients from addiction and abuse. And the Food and Drug Administration could potentially pull Zogenixs drug off the market if its regulators determine that a safer alternative is available. Zogenix began shipping Zohydro to pharmacies last week. Hydrocodone is used to treat pain from injuries, surgery, arthritis, migraines and a variety of other ailments. It is part of the family of drugs known as opiates that also includes mor phine and heroin. Hy drocodone can unleash intense feelings of euphoria, especially when quickly absorbed via injection or inhalation. Before Zohydros approval, hydrocodone was available only in combinations with other nonaddictive pain relievers, such as acetaminophen. These combination pills, such as Vicodin, were the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. in 2012, with more than 125 million prescriptions lled. But they are also the most abused medications in the U.S, according to the federal government. As the rst pure form of hydrocodone, Zohydros approval by the FDA in December touched off a restorm of criti cism from some medical groups, lawmakers and state prosecutors who feared the drug would exacerbate the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse. This month Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., separately called on the Obama administra tion to overturn the approval of Zohydro. One of the chief criticisms leveled against the drug is that it does not have any design features to discourage abuse, something that has become increasingly common for extended-release painkillers. Purdue says its version of hydrocodone will be similar to the tamper-resistant version of Oxy Contin it launched in 2010.OxyContin maker to offer abuse-resistant version Liz O Baylen/Los Angeles Times/MCTPurdue Pharma has sold more than $27 billion worth of the powerful painkiller OxyContin since its introduction in 1996. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 RELIGION Avon Park Christian Church AVON PARK The Annual Chili Cook-Off is Wednesday evening. To bring chili to be judged or to be a judge, call the church by noon Tuesday. To taste all the differ ent avors, stop by the church. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email accoun tapcc.2014@yahoo.com with any questions. The church website is www. avonparkchristianchurch. com/Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the second Sunday of Lent, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled The Gospel in a Scallop Shell. Wednesdays Lenten Devotions are at 7 p.m. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. For more infor mation, call 471-2663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Promise of New: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor David Smalley will preach from Romans 12:38. The title of the sermon will be Mission Made Possible. The theme for Sunday School will be God Raises Up a Deliverer. The scrip ture will be from Exodus 3-4. For more information, call 385-1597.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the ser mon, Stage 1... with scripture from Genesis 12:1-9 on Sundy. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanue lucc.com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID This Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will preach The Believer and the Government from the book of Romans. Sunday evening he will preach Can You Hear Me Now? from the Gospel of John. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave. To listen to Faith Baptists Sunday morning sermons or for more information, visit the website, www.faith baptistchurchLP.com, or call the church ofce at 465-0060.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sunday, the church celebrates First Sunday in Lent. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliver his sermon ti tled Passing The Test Of Temptation. L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Togethers study is called Productive. The study for March 21 will be Finding Joy in What We Do. In Pauls Second Letter to the Corinthians, we discov er how God has entrusted money and resources so that we can support His work in the world today 2 Corinthians 8:1-9. Lenten services will be held Wednesday evenings. The theme for March 19 is Facing Our Fears Isaiah 41:10. Recognizing what strikes fear in our hearts helps us to grab on more tightly to Christ. A soup supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. prior to service. For more informa tion on any event, check the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ FaithLutheranSebring.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will preach morning worship service out of James 5:1-6. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more infor mation call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Sunday, Pastor Kevin Ahrens will preach on Weaving Together in Fellowship from Acts 2:42 Sunday evening, he will preach Joy, Joy, Joy, Down in My Heart from his series on the Fruit of the Spirit. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Jeff Taylors message will be Prayers You Never Asked. The OASIS group is planning a trip to Sarasota on Thursday, March 20. They are leaving from the church at 8:30 a.m. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. Call the church ofce at 4655126 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING This is Mens Sunday. The Message is from Romans 1:18-23, Sin in Our Changing World by Rob Plymers. Greeting the congrega tion will be Terry Ducar. Elders are Dick Asmussen and Howard Lewis. Deacons and servers are Dick Campbell, Roger Sands, Terry Ducar and Richard Neff. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peers ser mon on Sunday will be Gods Ways Part II from Hebrews 11:35-38. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107 for information.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Pastor John Bryant will bring the message with the adult vocal ensemble providing the anthem, Faithfulness. The bloodmobile will be in the church parking lot from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Fine Food and Fellowship Dinner is March 23 after the morn ing services. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church ofce for information at 385-5184.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Will We Know Our Loved Ones in Heaven? with scripture from I Thessalonians 4:14-18. The service will include music by Ralph Sylvester, Harold Liming, Roger Beeman, and Homer Beeman. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693 for information.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haas will preach on the subject of Journey To The Cross Nicodemus. The scripture lesson will be from John 3:1-17. Wednesday is Lenten Study at 5:30 p.m.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles ser mon is titled My Help Comes From the Lord based on Psalm 121. The churchs present location is the Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more informa tion, call 835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, An Everlasting King, is taken from Psalm 110 and Acts 2. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message on Sunday. The Lords Supper will be observed during the 11 a.m. service and Foot Washing in the 6 p.m. service. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552 for information.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Shiela Swangers sermon topic will be Peeking Over the Fence. Biblical reference is from John 3:1-12. SNAPSHOTS CHURCH SERVICES The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Woody Wright in concert SundayLAKE PLACID Woody Wright will be in concert at Community Church of God, 735 Sun N Lakes Blvd., at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The church is direct ly across from Lake Country Elementary School. He calls himself Warner Universitys most successful dropout! Wright and his wife Vonnie will be church guests for a Sunday morning concert that youll be talking about for a long time. As a soloist and a vet eran of traveling gospel groups, Wrights minis try spans ve decades (he was really young when he started). He has been on a Gaither Homecoming program. Youve likely heard his music sung, also, by oth ers maybe even by your church choir. For information, call 465-3715Back Porch Revival in concert SundaySEBRING After the race cars have whizzed by, come relax and restart your engines spir itually at First Baptist Sebring (200 E. Center Ave.) Call 385-5154. The gospel bluegrass group, Back Porch Revival, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Theres no ticket needed.Barbecue to raise funds for Heartland Food ReservoirLAKE PLACID On behalf of the Hands of Christ Food Ministry, the Mens Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Placid Lakes, 116 Cleveland Ave. NE is hosting a barbecue fundraiser to benet The Heartland Food Reservoir from 12:303 p.m. Sunday, March 30. Eat inside, eat outside, or drive up and take it home to enjoy. Pre-purchased tick ets are $7 and they can be bought from any Heartland Food volunteer, or you can call the Heartland Food Reservoir Ofce at 3857885 or the First Baptist Church Ofce at 4655126 for tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the First Baptist Church of Placid Lakes in the church lobby 15 min utes before and after all services through Wednesday, March 26. Tickets purchased at the door on March 30 will cost $8. The meal consists of a generous portion of barbecue pork, potato salad, baked beans and a homemade brownie for dessert. For those dining at the church, ice tea will be served as a beverage.Highlands Ridge Chorale presents Broadway musicSEBRING The Highlands Ridge Chorale will present a concert of beautiful Broadway music at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. The chorale is direct ed by Connie Carter and Sue Shellhammer. This concert will conclude the 2013-14 concert series at St. John. For information, call 382-1736. A donation will be taken. Courtesy photoWoody Wight will be in concert this Sunday at Community Church of God in Lake Placid. SNAPSHOTS R ELIGION N EWS M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com PLACES TO WORSHIPPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 596.ANGLIC ANNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. Sun day Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMB L Y OF GODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Await ing His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A ssembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morn ing Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Fam ily Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ cen tered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARBC ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednes days, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time be gins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church ofce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist C hurch, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C hurch, 1000 Max well St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Tele phone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: ofce@apfellowship.org; Web site, www.ap fellowship.org. First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of mu sic. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meet ing/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. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at www.fb cap.net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both ser vices with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meet ing at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp. com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contem porary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Fam ily dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School be gins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., fol lowed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the minis tries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Tele phone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Gird ley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday wor ship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Wor ship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Eve ning Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Mes senger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 2143025. Afliated with the National Associa tion of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S parta R oad Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For infor mation, call 382-0869. S outhside Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Ser vice, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bi ble Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 385-0752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Vil lage II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednes day Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vig il Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sun day for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hick ory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 3850049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, ofce@stcathe.com; website, www. stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing, Princi pal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Se bring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Fri day. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; As sisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilli ation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MondayFriday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sunday 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: Healing Mass, 9 a.m.CHR I ST IANC ornerstone C hristian C hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 West Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bi ble Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-7679. S ebring C hristian C hurch, 4514 Ham mock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Marvin, Child rens Director. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. 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.CHR I ST IAN & M I SS ION ARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sun day 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); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.CHUR CH 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.CHUR CH OF CHR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered class es for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 4022159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bi ble class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website www.thelord sway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 3857443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of ser vice are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHUR CH OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.CHUR CH OF N AZARE NEFirst C hurch of the Nazarene of A von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 338251118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. C hurch of the Nazarene of L ake Plac id, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednes day evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.CHUR CHES OF CHR I ST IN CHR I ST IAN U NI ON C ommunity Bible C hurch C hurches of C hrist in C hristian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eterni ty. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church ac tivities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP ISC OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Motor 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 worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 4534853. Visit us at our website at redeem eravonpark.com. 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 Eucharist 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. Wor ship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NG E LIC AL FREE C HUR C H OF AMER IC AT he C hurch of the Way EF CA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednes days. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, 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: 2733674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail. com. Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren C hurch, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Ran dall 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 couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebring grace.org.INDEPE N DE NTFirst C hristian C hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.rstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.INTERDE N OM IN ATIONAL 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. Je sus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park LCMS 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Wor ship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional 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 LCMS ,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. Bible 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 Congre gation 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.newlifesebring.com. 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 LCMS 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 www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. 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.NON -DE N OM IN AT IONALBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed rst and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening 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 www.bfcsebring.com. Church of ce 385-1024. C alvary C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on 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 minis tr y. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail. com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www.ctmforme.com C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 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 nnected.org 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 & Wor ship 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 throughout the month. Please attend these Spirit-lled services. Moving For ward in Unity. Church ofce, 385-1800 or 655-2748. 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. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com 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 www.juanitafolsomministries.com. 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 www.weareunion.org. Unity L ife E nrichment C entre,new lo cation, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; email unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www. unityofsebring.org. 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

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 14, 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@stra to.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Ofce hours: 8:30-12:30 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@strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 3829092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www. salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor John A. Bryant. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuelucc.com.P LACES T O WO RS HI P RELIGION The story is told of an evil man who died and went to torment. Upon ar rival, he was told that he had the choice of enter ing one of six closed doors that would lead him to his eternal punishment. He put his ear to the rst door and heard horrible shrieks of pain and agony. Obviously disturbed by what he heard, the man went to the second door and heard the same thing. Quickly moving to the third, fourth, and fth doors, again and again he heard the same terrible sounds. However, upon his arrival at the sixth door, the man listened and heard nothing but the sound of gentle murmur ing. He quickly said, Ill take this one. The door was ung open, and the man was tossed inside. Instantly, he found himself up to his bottom lip in a vast sea of sewage. The unexplained murmuring the man had heard just moments be fore was now clear. With the man were countless millions of others standing on their tiptoes with their mouths halfopen whispering, Dont make waves! Dont make waves! That story depicts the philosophy of many in the religious world to not make waves. The only problem with this kind of thinking is that it comes from man and not from God. Now making waves does not mean that we are to be mean, hateful, or de structive by invading anothers freedom or right to choose. What I mean by making waves is the kind of impact and difference that Christ made wherever He went, and He certainly rocked the boat from time to time! Christ spread the crystal-clear message of His Father no matter where He went. He taught the rich and the poor, the powerful and the helpless, and the willing and the unwilling. He taught Gods will without reservation or modication. Sometimes, we do not want to make waves when it comes to teach ing the truths of Gods word. We might be afraid to stand up for what is right because it is not considered popular by others. We might be afraid to teach a particular part of Gods word because the religious world does not accept it. We might be afraid to share the Bible with others because it would reveal how their lives were being lived in an ungodly way. Yet, if we are going to do things Gods way, sometimes we must make waves! Paul told Timothy that he might have to make waves in the effort to preach Gods inspired word and that word only. He said in 2 Timothy 4:2-5, Preach the Word; be pre pared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situ ations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. Remember, if you desire to please God, you must believe, live, and teach Gods will just as Christ did. That may mean you will occasionally make waves. However, if mak ing waves causes others to examine their lives, turn from sin, and submit themselves in obedience to Gods will, then by all means, make waves!Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway. On the Internet go to at www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail se bringparkway@sebringcoc.com.Are you making waves? Special to the News-SunDr. Knute Larson will be the Bible teacher at the next Bible and Missionary Conference sponsored by Sudan Interior Missions. The conference runs from Sunday through Wednesday. For 25 years Larson was pastor of The Chapel, a mega-church in Akron, Ohio. Missions became the churchs middle name with local and global involvement. The Chapels Adult Bible Fellowship approach is now used in more than 4,000 churches. Larson now gives his time to coaching pastors and churches. He is an associate Bible teacher for Radio Bible Class, and teaches grad courses for Moody Bible College and Trinity Seminary. Larson has authored several books. His lat est is You Decide: Five Beliefs that Change My Life. World mission updates will be brought by Chris Stark, a SIM missionary to Thailand. His reports will bring everyone up to date about what God is doing in that part of the world. The opening ser vice is at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Monday through Wednesday sessions are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The SIM Chapel is on Schlosser Road off Spar ta Road. The conference is free and open to every one.Larson to speak at next SIM conference LARSON BY DAVI D L. CO WLESSpecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Dr. Thomas Hermiz, president of the Avon Park Holiness Camp Association, shared last month at the 75th Anniversary Holiness Camp Meeting a thrilling, yet tragic account of how his family became Christians and some came to the United States to escape persecution. Near the turn of the 20th century, a young couple from Boston felt that God was calling them to be missionaries in the country of Turkey, Hermiz said. They traveled to Turkey and located in the little village of Midyet, where my great-grandfather lived. His father warned him, Whenever you get around those missionaries, be sure to put your ngers in your ears because the stuff they are preaching and teach ing will pollute your mind. One day he was at an open market trying to buy some meat for his family. The missionary was across the road preaching the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This mar ket was located in an open eld with a lot of ies around the fresh meat. While he was trying to buy meat for his family, with his ngers in his ears, a y landed on his nose. The y was driving him crazy. Fi nally, in desperation, he took his ngers out of his ears and swatted the y away. At that time he heard the missionary say, The Bible says, He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says. It was the rst Bible verse he had ever heard. It so intrigued and captivated him that he never got his ners back in his ears. He kept listen ing to the missionary and walked across the road to join the crowd. This was the rst evangelical and evangelistic service he had ever been in. Dr. Hermiz continued, At the close of the mis sionarys message, my great-grandfather, at 21 years of age, went forward and invited Jesus Christ into his life. As far as we know he was the rst born again Christian in our family, led to the Lord by this missionary from Boston. My great-grandfather paid a great price. His par ents said, Our son is dead. When anyone asked about him, they would say, on the day of his conversion to Christianity, that was the day he died. They disinherited him. His wife, also left him immediately, with their two children. Yet, after a few weeks, she came back and they were reunited and reconciled. She be came a believer in Jesus Christ and they established a Christian home. Hermiz added, My great-grandfather became a community leader and a very wealthy man. He led many people to Christ and helped the missionary build a church in down town Midyet. That church is still there today and the Gospel has continued to be preached in that community across more than a century. The years went by and there was a great massacre in that area with hundreds of thousands of Christians massacred in the Middle East. My grandfather ed the country without his family. His intention was to get settled and then bring them to the United States. In the meantime his wife and more than 30 members of their family were martyred for their faith in Christ. Hermiz shared, Miraculously, my father, Thomas E. Hermiz, was smuggled out of the country and reunited with his father and other relatives in New York. He concluded that as a result of the witness of the missionaries who came to Turkey, there are ve generations of Christians in his family. His father was a pastor for 60 years. He and Dr. Hermiz and other family members have shared more than 100 years of combined missionary evangelism and pastoral ministry in the United States and other countries of the world. David L. Cowles is a freelance writer residing in Avon Park. He directs PACER Ministries, www.pacerministries.org.H ermiz shares how missionary witness reached across generations KEVINS K OMMENTSKevin Patterson MCYK

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w ww.newssun.com Friday, March 14, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf 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 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 eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com NR-11-78029 March 7,14,2013 dens 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 Michala k 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 eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com NR-007097F01 March 7,14,2013 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 Pendescribed 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: (863) 402-6664. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com 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 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: 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 Florida Bar Number:0306850 Robinson,Kennon & Kendron,P.A. 582 West Duval Street PO Box 1178 Lake City,Florida 32056-1178 Fax:(386) 755-1336 E-Mail:jjk@rkkattorneys.com Secondary E-Mail:mad@rkkattorneys.com March 14,21,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.2014-75-CP Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF ROBERT L.SAUNDERS,JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Robert L.Saunders,Jr.,deceased,whose date of death was January 12,2014,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave.,Sebring,Florida 33870-3867.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 14,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Jerilyn G.Saunders 455 Panther Place Sebring,Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ John J.Kendron Attorney for Jerilyn G.Saunders 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 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-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. 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,SECTION 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 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 1050LegalsCourt 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. 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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 14, 2014 www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-70 IN RE:ESTATE OF QUEEN AYERS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of QUEEN AYERS,deceased,whose date of death was June 6,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO 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 A M 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 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 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. A lbertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile eService:servealaw@albertellilaw.com NR-11-89084 March 7,14,2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000242 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC. Plaintiff, v. RALPH THOMPSON A/K/A RALPH E. THOMPSON; JACKIE LOWDER A/AK/A JACKIE L.LOWDER; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE A BOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PLACID LAKES HOME A ND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; SUNTRUST BANK Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 2,2013,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 24,BLOCK 88,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION EIGHT,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 70,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 495 ARCHIE SUMMERS RD,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Highlands County,Florida,at eleven o'clock a.m.,on A pril 01,2014. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 6th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 617120869 March 14,21,2014 1050Legals***PROCESS COLOR**** DUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00036497

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w ww.newssun.com Friday, March 14, 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, like new tires, $3500 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 LIKE NEW $300 OBO 863-471-2739 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 Recreation PIT BULLBlue nose, free to loving home. Gentle female, over 2 yrs. old. 863-699-1807 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 & SuppliesNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & 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 & Tools **LAKE PLACIDESTATE SALE** Sat. March 15 8am-3pm Sun. March 16 Noon-3pm Placid Lakes 100 NE Lemon Dr. Great sale by the professionals The Furniture Doctors Serving Highlands County over 30 years 863-414-7388 SEBRING -SPRING TRASH/TREASURE/BAKE SALE Fri., March 14, 8am-3pm Sat., March 15, 8am-noon St. John United Methodist Church 3214 Grand Prix Drive (behind Sebring Walmart) Lunch served Friday. Call 863-382-1736 for info. AVON PARKESTATE SALE. Hooded cradle, pressed back rocker, Noritake, Pfalsgraff USA, red wagon, household items, tools, shelving, furniture, quilting frame. Fri.-Sat. 3/14-15, 195 S. Railroad Ave. Downtown Mini Storage. LAKE PLACIDFri. Sun. 8 4pm. 1613 Sylvan Circle. 55"LG 3D Google TV, Cozy E-bike,vintage items, handmade Easter bunnies, furniture, woven baskets, books, cookbooks, vintage items, crafts +more. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING *ESTATE SALE 4305 Elson Ave Us 27 to Hammock Rd to Lakewood Dr to Golview (R) to Elson. Friday March 14, through Sunday March 16, 8am to 4pm. Tools Tools Tools! Gone With The Wind Lamps, over 25 antique, anniversary, mantel, novelty and wall clocks. Small tables, cherry BR furn. w/dbl. 4 poster bed, lane cedar storage cabinets, spindleback chair, Serta dbl. bed w/pine headboard, sheets & towels, antique mirror, Corelle, baking dishes, slow cookers, plants, staghorn, three person swing, lg. patio set w/glass table and extra chairs avail., beach chairs, oak pedestal (has been repaired) DR table & 4 chairs, elec. griddle, iron pans, Club pans, many kitchen items, recliner, Nascar collectibles, desk, race posters, stereo components, old beer signs, cookbooks, mens clothing, very large shelf/storage unit, garage fridge, lg. shop vac, older washer/dryer, (look bad work great), ladder, Kirby vac, Wind Tunnel vac, desks, Schwinn bike, Snapper mower, Win 98 computer, sm. flat screen monitor, tvs, dvd, vcr, approx. 15 stacking Craftsman and other stacking rolling toll box pieces, blower, chainsaw, trimmer, steel shelves, pressure washer. Mechanics, Lg. array of carpenter and yard hand and power tools, ladders, flower pots and etc. Sunday is 1/2 price day. Cash & FL check accepted. Donna Collins Estate Sale www.estatesales.net SEBRING FIRSTBAPTIST CHURCH of LAKE JOSEPHINE. Sat. 3/15. 8 1pm. 111 Lake Josephine Dr. (South of 98 and US 27, behind Sunoco Station). SEBRING -THURS.-SAT. March 13, 14, 15, 8am-4pm, 214 Pine Tree Lane. Tools, fishing poles, etc.; many electrical/plumbing fittings, cabinet doors/drawers, musical instruments, Xmas items, misc. LAKE PLACIDSat. March 15th. 9 3pm. 17 Grape Ln. Furn., lamps, microwave, bar w/stools, misc. Rain Or Shine. AVON PARKSaturday, March 15, 8am ? Tools, kitchen items, dishes, adult and baby clothes, medical equipment, furniture and more. 1275 Lake Lotela Dr. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VAC, UPRIGHT,bagless, completely reconditioned, guaranteed for 30 days, $25, 863-402-2285. LARGE DOGhouse, solid, very well made, very spacious. Call 382-9044. DOLL HOUSEVictorian. 2 story. Needs assembly, free with purchase of furniture, 5 rooms+ lots of acces. Made of balsa wood, $40, 863-402-2285. BATHROOM SINK WITH COUNTER, $30. 863-835-1734. BATHROOM SINK WITH COUNTER AND HARDWARE READY TO INSTALL, $70. 863-835-1734 7310Bargain BuysAPPLE BLOSSOMDINNERWARE EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER USED Gold trim. By Theodore Haviland. 60 plus pieces. 863-205-3944. 7300MiscellaneousLATE 1800'SEAST LAKE 5-drawer chest $325 OBO. Lamp table $225 OBO. Both beautiful & clean.. 863-471-2739. 7060Antiques -CollectibleKENMORE WASHER& DRYER Front load large capacity $450 OBO. 863-381-7198 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise3/2 ONLAKE CARRIE access LAKE JUNE/HENRY. $800 1st/sec. Ref req Call/text 786-285-5026 6300Unfurnished HousesMOBILE HOMEFOR SALE 50 x 100' Lot, clear. 2/2, carport, screen room, covered patio. Close to Hospital. Furnished. $32,000. Call 863-382-3049 6250Furnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING *NICE & LARGE NEWLY REMODELED 2BR, 1BA, 1917 Wightman Ave. $500/mo. & $500 sec. dep. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORHOMES 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 for details 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 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 SaleFOR SALE,CBS 3BR/2BA, 1 car gar., in Avon Park Lakes, fenced back yard, built in 2006, newly renovated in 2010, asking, $99,900, 863-368-1963. 4060Homes for SaleAvon ParkTHE 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 SERVERS NEEDEDIMMEDIATELY Apply @ Springlake Golf Resort MonSat. 8 5pm. Call 863-655-6215 For Directions Only MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTS FOR BUSY OFFICE. Send Resume to P. O. Box 991, Lake Placid FL, 33862. 2100Help WantedMANAGER -CIRCLE THEATRE Full-time employment opportunity: Manager of the beautiful newly renovated Circle Theatre in historic downtown Sebring. Salary is competitive. Employment hours are flexible, requiring some evening and weekend work. The Executive Committee of the Champion for Children Foundation will interview all finalists that are selected from the pool of applicants. This position will report directly to the CEO. Strong leadership qualities are essential. An associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred but not required. Applicants should have at least 5 years of proven management and administrative experience. The Circle Theatre Manager will oversee operations and supervise all aspects of the Circle Theatre, including events, Sweet Shoppe, personnel, volunteers, facilities and children's programs. The successful applicant must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, focused and detail oriented. Computer skills are a must. We are looking for a dynamic team player and a problem solver. Marketing, networking, public presentations, financial management & event planning are important requirements of this professional job. Send resume and references, postmarked by March 31, 2014 to: Champion for Children Foundation, P.O. Box 7125, Sebring, Fl 33872-0103 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. DIETARY AID Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT Dietary Aid position available. The applicant must have some knowledge of working in a long term care setting. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. CERTIFIED NURSING 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 Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL (863) 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. ARTIST ASSISTANT,part-time could become full time. Cataloging and restoring paintings. Flexible hours. Lake Placid area. 863-699-0072, 239-287-6298. 2100Help Wanted 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 1100AnnouncementsFederal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida March 14,21 2014 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsThe City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-023:MATERIAL & LABOR TO DISPOSE OF DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT BIOSOLIDS Commodity Code 962-39 Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from publicpurchase.com or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email: kirkzimmerman@mysebring.com,at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce A venue,Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, A pril 10,2014,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference beginning at the Cemetery Road WWTP on March 26,2014,at 10:00 AM.Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person,by mail,of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances of local,state and federal authorities having j urisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN 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 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,N.A.is 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 a.m.at 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 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,desiring to engagein business under the fictitious name of CHRISTIAN WORSHIP FESTIVAL OF THE HEARTLANDS located at 3631 Dolphin Drive,in the County of Highlands,in the City of Sebring,Florida 33870,intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State,Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 13th day of March,2014. Jorge J.Martinez March 14,2014 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Judy Terry that on 03/26/2014 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon A ve.Sebring,FL 33870.The personal property in Unit #50 of Judy Terry will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S.83.806(4). March 14,21,2014 (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 14,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Valerie Grundy 310 Earnest E.Sims Street Avon Park,Florida 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representatives: WILLIAM J.NIELANDER Florida Bar Number:0386014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 E-Mail:wjn@nielander.com March 14,21,2014 1050Legals rf PALMS OF SEBRING 1X3 AD # 00036461 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344

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