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NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Ogg planning another candidate classA3 VOL. 95 N O 34 Cooler, not as humid and more sunshine High 69 Low 51 Details on A12Births ..................... B9 Classieds ............ B10 Clubs ..................... B6 Dear Abby ................ B2 Dinner Diva ............. B3 Obituaries .............. A7 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Only one meal has the power to pull even the most tired from their bed: a satisfying, beautiful brunch B1 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, March 26-27, 2014 SFSC Panthers may be close to breaking out of slumpA8 BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Comedic turns, romance and competition all centered around a golf tournament are elements of Highlands Little Theatres produc tion of Ken Ludwigs The Fox on the Fairway, now playing on the Lakeside Stage. The story is about two rival golf clubs that com pete every year for a tour nament, said Director Art Harriman. Henry Bing ham president of Quail Valley Country Club and Dickie Bell his counter part at Crouching Squir rel Country Club. They always bet a lot of mon ey on the outcome (of the tournament), and Hen ry would do anything he could to win. His club has lost for several years in a row and he has to beat Dickie. Harriman has per formed on stage, back stage, and has directed many productions includ ing The Drowsy Chaper one, and last years production of Sex, Please, Were Sixty. I love the comedies, Harriman said. I also love working with old er actors, it is fun directing them. While there Fox loose at Highlands Little Theatre Rod Lewis/News-SunJustin Hicks (Todd Coleman) reacts when Louise Heinbedder (Vanessa Richardson) tells him she lost his engagement ring in The Fox on the Fairway at Highlands Little Theatre.Fox on the Fairway on stage until March 30SEE FOX | A5 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING An 82-yearold Sebring man was hit and killed Tuesday morn ing while walking on Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said Doyle Herrin was walking at 9:18 a.m. in the south bound travel lane of the roadway, not the sidewalk, Carr said. He was on the lakeside of the roadway past where the road forks into Lakeview Drive and Sebring Drive. The car that hit him, a 1999 tan Mercury Grand Marquis, was driven by Ruby Collier, 89, of Se bring. Based on his injuries and statements, the man was hit on his left side, indicating he was walking along the curb of the road. Carr said there was a light rain during the time of the accident, but there were no visibility prob lems. Preliminary analysis is that he stepped out into trafc, Carr said. However, charges are still pending investigation.82-year-old pedestrian hit, killed on Lakeview Drive Phil Attinger/News-SunSebring Police stand by Tuesday morning with 89-year-old driver Ruby Collier (seated, right) of Sebring after her 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis hit and killed a pedestrian on Southeast Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said the 82-year-old Sebring man was walking in the lakeside travel lane when the incident occurred. Charges are pending investigation.Was walking along curb, police say BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Buying the Sebring Ridge wastewater utility would be expensive. Still, the Avon Park City Council has asked City Manager Julian Deleon to look into it. It wasnt unanimous. In the 3-2 vote, Mayor Sharon Schuler and Councilman Garrett Anderson voted against it. At issue is whether the city should pay Sebring Ridge Utili ties Inc. the requested price of $500,000 for its wastewa ter utility, and then spend another $1 million, by Deleons estimate, to rehabilitate the plants three lift stations, shut down the treatment facility itself and lay pipe to bring the sewage to the citys facility off U.S. 27. He has recommended that the city council also consider a spe cial assessment to the customers AP looks at buying utility, approves annexationsWould cost more than $1.5 million DELEONSEE UTILITY | A7 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Ned Hancock, local citrus grower and former chairman of The School Board of Highlands County, has been tapped by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Flor ida Citrus Commission. The citrus commission is a nine-member board that represents citrus growers, processors and packers. Members serve as a board of directors for the Florida Department of Citrus to oversee and guide those activities. The com mission is responsible, among oth er things, for setting the annu al amount of the excise tax as well as quality standards for all citrus grown, packed or processed in Florida. Hancock recently re tired from the school board and now has turned his attention back full time to the citrus business. He had been encouraged by a number of friends to apply for the Hancock appointed to Citrus Commission HANCOCKSEE HANCOCK | A6 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Im ready and I feel the museum is ready, said Childrens Museum of High lands County Executive Director Linda Crowder about her impending retirement, which she announced on Monday. After a quarter of a century working as the head honcho at the museum, Crowder has de cided to hang up her leadership hat and take on the role of a re tiree. Im very happy with my de cision. My husband and I have been talking about it for a few years, so its not like it came out of nowhere. It wasnt a big sur prise. We are ready and I think the museum is, too, Crowder said. Her last day as director will be Sept. 6. Though the museum has only been ofcially open 23 years, Crowder spent two years work ing on the concept and getting things in order to bring the countys rst ever Childrens Museum to life. Crowder said the most Childrens Museum Director Linda Crowder announces retirement Katara Simmons/News-SunChildrens Museum of the Highlands director Linda Crowder will retire in September.23 years of smiles SEE CROWDER | A6 M C Y K

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com http//:www.newssun.com The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Peri odical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Halifax Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the writ ten permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publica tion becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as re printed, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A CC URA C YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the news room at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. 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: 385-2453SUB SC RIPTION RATE SHome 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home deliv ered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publication date, please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A re placement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. 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Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date.O BITUARIE S AN D A NNOUN C EMENT SEmail all obituaries and death notices to obits@newssun.com Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comP LA C E A CLA SS IFIE D ADFrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 385-6155, 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 OTTOSaturday, March 22 1-8-10-16-52-53 X-2 Saturdays Jackpot: $25 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, March 22 13-28-31-55-58 PB-15 X-2 Saturdays Jackpot: $40 millionM EGA M ONEYFriday, March 21 13-24-38-42 PB-13 Todays Jackpot: $550,000M EGA M ILLION SFriday, March 21 2-23-30-35-53 PB-10 X-5 Todays Jackpot: $20 million CAS H 3 Saturday, March 22 Day: 0-2-3 Night: 8-1-7 Sunday, March 23 Day: 4-5-4 Night: 7-0-8 Monday, March 24 Day: 7-9-0 Night: 1-4-2 P LAY 4Saturday, March 22 Day: 2-0-3-4 Night: 4-2-4-7 Sunday, March 23 Day: 3-5-2-6 Night: 6-9-21 Monday, March 24 Day: 7-1-5-9 Night: 8-1-1-0 F ANTA S Y 5 Saturday, March 22 13-19-21-22-36 Sunday, March 23 9-10-15-19-34 Monday, March 24 5-11-15-28-36 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Having a passion and being able to share it is a won derful experience. That is what members of the Ex perimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240 were able to do last Thurs day when they presented an $8,000 ight training scholarship to Billy Pow ers of Lake Placid. EAA Chapter 1240 has made it a priority to pro vide programs to help youth to become in volved with and explore opportunities in aviation through programs such as EAA Young Eagles. That program allows youth ages 8-17 to take a free ight in an aircraft with an EAA pilot. Powers is enrolled in the Lake Placid High School Aerospace class es and is active member in EAA Chapter 1240 pro grams. It all started with his rst Young Eagle ight a few years ago. The EAA chapter 1240 has two do nated aircraft for youth projects, where youth work on restoring classic aircraft and learning air craft maintenance and teamwork skills. Powers will be be ginning his ight training in Sebring and has a goal of soloing with in six months and nishing with his pilot license within 18 months. EAA 1240 fundraising efforts support the schol arship and youth aviation projects. The second Saturday of every month, the chapter holds a pan cake breakfast at the EAA Chapter 1240 Aviation Development Center at the Sebring Regional Air port. There is also an annual fundraising dinner held during the USA Sport Aviation EXPO each January.EAA presents scholarship to Powers BY RO D LE WISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID Trucks, boats, a re truck, clowns, and even a SWAT truck were some of the attractions at the Tow er parking lot Saturday at the Touch a Truck fund raiser by the Lake Placid Morning Rotary Club to help support Honor Flight. This is the rst time that we had this event, said Hugh (Skip) Dent, event organizer. The res idents and kids really enjoyed it. Honor Flight is a nonprot organization creat ed transport veterans to Washington D.C. to vis it the memorials. There is an estimate that 640 World War II veterans die each day. Although it is open for anyone to apply, prefer ence is given to the elder ly and those that may be terminally ill. Saturdays event raised $2,900, which will send six veterans on the Hon or Flight. There is also another need related to the Hon or Flights, according to Dent. We have more Honor Flight recipients than we do chaperones, he said. If you would like to help as a chaperone on your dime, you may con tact any Rotary Club member and they will put you in contact with Honor Flight. The Morning Rota ry meets Wednesdays at Platters Restaurant, 501 U.S. 27 N., at 6:44 a.m. For more information about the Rotary Clubs in Lake Placid, contact a Rotary Member or www. lakeplacidrotary.com.T ouch A T ruck raises money for Honor Flight Rod Lewis/News-SunThe unlikely combination of clowns and a SWAT truck welcomed visitors to the Lake Placid Morning Rotary Touch A Truck event on Saturday. Masons plan two Child ID eventsMasonic District 25 will host Child ID pro grams in two locations today and tomorrow. Today, at Memorial Elementary, 867 Memorial Drive, in Avon Park, from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belks in the Lakeshore Mall in Sebring, parents can get a CD with their childs picture, voice, nger prints, DNA and emer gency information. The service is free. For more information, call Ross Canright at 452-0346.West Garrett R oad closedAVON PARK Duke Energy will shut down temporarily West Garrett Road from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and again from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday for workman safety. Contact Fred Yarbrough at (863) 5280404 or County Engineer Ramon Gavarette.Delafield Ave. to be closed T hursdayLAKE PLACID Highlands County Road and Bridge Department will be closing Delaeld Av enue at the intersection of Wildower Street from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday. The closing will be for culvert replacement. De tours will be posted. Contact the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 402-6529.Advisor hosting Womans Guide to Money MattersLAKE PLACID Edward Jones nancial advisor Cheryl Brown of Lake Placid is hosting a free educational seminar titled A Womans Guide to Money Matters at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center, 2665 Placid View Drive. During the upcoming seminar, participants will learn more about: What one can do now to prepare for retirement Ones options to pay for a childs or grand childs education Developing a strategy to help achieve ones nancial goals The seminar is free, but space is limited. Call 465-6444.Help with enrollment at H RHNLAKE PLACID Angela Hendry, certied navigator with Heartland Rural Health Network, will help with enrollment at the Lake Placid Library on Thursday. This is by appointment. Call Hendry at 4526530, ext. 303. SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EW S BY RO M O NA WASHINGTONNews-SunSEBRING Do you know what is truly in the Constitution of the United States? A group of coun ty residents can answer that question with an af rmative since completing a series of 12 lectures offered by the Institute of the Constitution. For the past sever al years, Sebring resident Dale Pug has been talk ing about and teaching the founding principles of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Inde pendence. In doing so, he came across the Institu tion on the Constitution and found it had been do ing the same across the country for the past 14 years. After taking a clos er look, Pug decided to host lectures through the organization. I have done a lot of in dividual seminars on the Constitution, but when I took this class I learned a lot more about it myself, Pug said. We combine the re ligious beliefs of our Founding Fathers with the Constitution and then look at the American views and the philosophi cal views. We look at each part the Preamble, each of the Articles and the Bill of Rights, he said. The last two classes look at the crisis the nation is cur rently facing and what can be done. The class is not tied to any political party or orga nization. It was developed by Michael Peroutka, a presidential candidate in 2004 and an attorney in Maryland. The mission: Our desire is to help in dividuals across America understand and appreci ate their own history and heritage by reacquainting them with the worldview and vision of our Found ing Fathers. We believe that by understanding the way in which the framers of our Constitutional Re public viewed their relationship to God, to other sovereign states, to their families and to each other, we can gain valuable and practical insight into the foundational principles of America, according to theamericanview.com. Pug said each of the participants are given a manual and six DVDs. Some homework is in volved during the extensive series. Some people dont want to put that much into the class, so Pug is also able to offer a condensed lesson. This rst class saw 13 participants graduate last week. Pug plans to offer more classes and is willing to do so in anyones home or in a meeting room somewhere. To learn more or to sign up for the next class, email Pug at dale. pug@1791.com or call him at 658-1280.Learning more about the Founding FathersFirst local Constitution class has 13 graduates Briana W ashington/News-SunRecent graduates of the Institute on the Constitution include Connie Hammel (front row, from left), Bonnie Daniel, Cheryl Pug and host Dale Pug; (back row, from left) John Drozinski, Sam Hammel, Terry Daniel, Harold Hooker, John Larsen and Jim Spengler. Not shown are Lester Lob, Bill Youngman, Liz Spengler and Virgil Ertle. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentAVON PARK The turn of the season means the Springtime on the Mall Festival in the City of Charm and this years cel ebration on Friday and Saturday is planned to be bigger and better than ever. We have nearly 100 vendors, but there still are about 10 spots avail able, said Tori Trinder, Avon Park Chamber of Commerce executive di rector. That would be anything except food concessions. Trinder said they already have reached the limit in that category. Other booths and ex hibits already booked run the gamut from unique items for sale to displays to an exhibit from High lands Countys newest educational facility. We have one guy from Tampa with his busi ness called Turtle Laboratories. He is bringing in what they call industrial furniture, which is weld ed pieces that have been re-purposed, she said. He also does plasma cut art and that is very cool. There also are plans to have chainsaw sculpting and even an 11-year-old artist who will have his work for sale. In fact, Trinder said, there will be a lot of new vendors, exhibits and displays this year. That comes as a result of an ongoing search by the chamber to locate new participants for the 35th annual event. I have been to a lot of different places. We have some from the Florida Flywheelers, some from the First Friday event they have in Lakeland; we also have gone to oth ers from Winter Haven, Frostproof and Lake Plac id, Trinder said. Another vendor that will be new this year will be the Cornerstone Christian Academy. It will be selling drinks such as sodas and bottled water as well as using the op portunity to introduce the public to the new school. The facility, on the grounds of Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, has just moved into a new two-story, 20,000-squarefoot building. An open house is planned for April 6. As always, there will be plenty of music on The Mall at a couple of dif ferent locations. The rst will be on stage on the Main Street crossover at Lake Avenue. Groups on stage there will in clude the Flatland Rangers, Frank Thomas and Mountain Memories. There also will be mu sic around the agpole on the Veterans Square portion of the Mile Long Mall. There will be Chris tian groups at that venue like performers from the Avon Park Holiness Camp, Union Congrega tional Church and Maranatha Baptist, Trinder said. The Mall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. We need to have ev erything out of the way a bit earlier to make room for the Rotary Clubs Mu sic on the Mall on Saturday evening, Trinder said. That will be a perfor mance by local musicians, The Ransom Band. They will play from 5-8 p.m. That show will be set up on The Mall at the citys iconic gazebo. Dennis Mungall of the Avon Park Breakfast Ro tary said there was to have been a chili coo koff. However, there were no takers who wanted to take on his clubs chal lenge. I guess that makes us the champions by default but there will be chili there Saturday night, he said. The Music on the Mall event has been run at the bandstand monthly since last September.AP Mall Festival still has room for a few vendorsWe have nearly 100 vendors, but there are still about 10 spots availableTori Trinder Chamber of Commerce director BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING With the next voting cycle loom ing on the horizon, High lands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg has announced she will host another Candidate Training Session. This one is slated for April 3, and will be con ducted from 6-9 p.m. in the Highlands County Commission Chambers. Ogg began the educa tion process last November with an eye toward getting residents ready for the campaign season. The sessions are not only for candidates, but for members of their campaign staffs includ ing treasurers, secretar ies and volunteers. In fact, the seminars are designed to be help ful to anybody interested in the elections process. We had a lot of folks show up last time; now we want to catch some of the new candidates that are interested in run ning, she said. The idea original ly came from a trip that Ogg had made to a sim ilar session in Martin County. She had gone there with co-work er Karen Kensinger in 2011 to learn more about qualifying candidates for election. I think this is so nec essary, to share this information with candidates and address a lot of the general questions they may have. In preparation for the sessions, Ogg and her staff have distilled much of the information into segments so candidates might use it for reference or review. Although much of the information centers on campaign fi nancing, those in attendance also will learn about elections forms, fi nancial disclosures, contributions, signage advertising and a range of other issues having to do with running for office. There also will be information on the states Commission on Ethics and how candidates may access information avail able through the Super visor of Elections office. Some of that informa tion has been tweaked a bit since last years ses sions. We had a couple of things come up that we wanted to re-empha size, she said. Its pretty much the same, but there are a few changes. Ogg has asked those interested in attending to call her office at 4026655 so that there will be sufficient number of packets to go around.Ogg plans another Candidate Training Session in April OGGEthics, nances, forms and more on agenda M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEW YOUR VIEWS LETTERS T O THE EDIT O RShould be 250 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and tele phone number for verication. We reserve the right to edit or re ject letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publication. Only two letters per month per writ er will be accepted. Send letters to:E MAI Leditor@newssun. comMAI LLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870Avon Park drivers celebrated the Flor ida Department of Transportation as it lifted the speed limit on U.S. 27 be tween Lake Isis Drive and the Polk Coun ty border this week although some of them muttered about time under their breath. While the highways expansion from four lanes to six has been completed for a while, speed limits remained at transi tory construction speeds of 40 to 45 mph. Initially, the need to slow down was obvi ous, but when nothing changed after the highway work was complete, it caused frustration for many drivers. And while on the one hand, we sincere ly commend law enforcement for active ly patrolling the stretch of road, working hard to keep people safe throughout the construction, the area became known as a speed trap, which created anger on top of the frustration. The new higher speed limits of 50 to 60 miles per hour are tting and, paradoxi cally, safer. It might seem counterintui tive to think of higher speeds as safe, but nothing is more dangerous than a driv er who has to obey an unrealistically low speed limit. As soon as he or she passes through it, the tendency is to go faster, sometimes way faster. We all need to remember, however, that U.S. 27 passes through towns as it cuts through Highlands County. This means drivers have to be able to adapt repeat edly from a relatively free rural road to urban downtown streets. Appropriate speed limits are essential for this to hap pen. A car going too fast in town is likely is likely to cause a crash, but a car going too slow on the open highway is a dan ger, too. We thank the FDOT for nally bringing speed limits into alignment. Now that trafc can move realistical ly driving south into Avon Park, drivers should slow down coming through town.Glad to see speed limits raised in APPresident Obamas budget recently hit Capitol Hill and the good news is that it is dead on arrival, thanks to the House of Representatives. The bad news is that is clearly shows the agen da of the Oval Ofce. It is both disarming and alarming, all $4 trillion of it. As he looks for ways to pay for massive domestic spend ing, other than using the federal credit card, he has decided to take a meat cleaver to the Pentagon and slash the size of the Army to its lowest levels since before World War II. While his party hailed the budget, it just shows how out of step they are with American public opinion. Ac cording to the latest poll, less than a third of Americans favor cutting the military budget. I am sure the decision to so drasti cally cut the defense budget was an easy one to make inside the Obama White House, where it seems there is no one who understands the interna tional dangers we face. But the factory worker in Michigan, the cab driver in New Jersey, the farmer in Indiana seem to have a greater understanding. President Teddy Roosevelt said we should speak softly and carry a big stick, but our current president is sending the big stick to a federal ga rage sale. The budget is also alarming and his worst one yet. On the domestic side what isnt funded by stealing from the military is funded by a $1 trillion def icit that will take the national to $18 trillion. Just to put that into perspec tive, consider that $1 trillion is one million million. If they made one mil lion dollar bills, a whole bathtubs worth of them wouldnt equal a tril lion dollars. The budget is best described as beating our swords into food stamps. But worse, than the decit, the budget is a great wealth equaliza tion package. An additional 13 million people would get earned in come credits. Translated that means more people would get a check for not working. One member of congress spoke out in favor saying that these people would now be free to stay at home and spent more time with their fami lies. Excuse me! American productivity begins when people get up in the morning and exit their front door, not stay behind it. The president is doing a disservice to the people he is allegedly trying to help. These massive transfer pay ments are simply not sustainable in the long term. Wealth equalization simply does not work in a free enter prise economy. Decit spending will ultimately bring the national econo my to halt, if it continues unabated and then everyone loses. The American work ethic, for indi viduals and business alike says that you strive to do your best, work your hardest and be as productive as pos sible. But wealth redistribution sties ini tiative, especially when able-bodied people can take free federal cash to stay home, making more than if they worked up a sweat on their brow, making less money and having to pay tax on it. Folks, its real. According to the Cato Institute, welfare benets pay out more than a minimum wage job in at least 35 states. According to Cato, in 13 states the payout is more than $15 an hour. And even more shocking is that if someone were to draw all of the wel fare benets that they are entitled to, their pay would be more than that of a newly college educated teacher (burdened with student loan debt, no doubt) in 11 states. The highest welfare payout states pay more than $20 an hour, and thats tax free income when hard working people pay tax on their earnings. And then the president hits every charity in America by reducing the charitable deduction. That will limit cash owing into the charitable sector which will limit charities ability to do what Obama thinks government can do better. Think about food banks, orphan ages, Metropolitan Ministries and the list goes on. Who will ll the gap? Well, government of course. Thats Obamas ultimate goal. more government spending, more government control and more government employees. The presidents budget deserves a quick funeral, but not before people understand the real goals of the White House and the presidents cronies in the Congress. Candidates running for Congress this year should make it clear to the voters that they will go to Washington to demand accountability from gov ernment, cut waste in the budget and ensure that our military is maintained at levels sufcient to guarantee the se curity of the American people. In the words of former Senator Con nie Mack: America needs less taxes, less government and more freedom. Thats My Opinion and I am stick ing to it.John Grant is a political columnist who served 21 years in the Florida Legislature and now practices estate planning law in Tampa. He can be reached at MyOpinion@johngrant. net. Guest columns are the opinion of the writ er, not necessarily those of the News-Sun.Obamas budget is disarming and alarming GUEST C OL UMNJohn Grant A small tribute to a big manShock, grief, a sense of loss, all these were felt when we learned of the death of Bud Warren; however, we know that the trumpets, cymbals and drums in Heav en are proclaiming the arrival of the soul of this human, who included honoring all of Gods creatures and cre ation, here on Earth, believing that there is a hereafter where we shall all meet again. It might be a good tribute to Buds life if more of us would try to follow his stride and his big footsteps. Immediately right now! those of us who knew Bud and enjoyed his com pany, knowing of all his good works-, should move to name that certain stretch of land located on the stateowned parcel of the Royce Farm The Bud Warren Blue-Bird Trail. It is the very least we can do to honor this mans hard work in try ing to protect all endangered lands that now seen falling to the bulldozer, cement and black-top. I say with tear-lled eyes, and an aching heart, Rest in peace, dear friend.H ANK KO WA L SKILake PlacidSleeping more comfortably in SebringFriday, our 2013 federal tax forms were electronically led with the IRS. Were rest ing more comfortably knowing that our personal nancial information is in the loyal and trustworthy hands of the personnel at the IRS.M AX G L ENNSebring M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 is nothing wrong with younger roles, there are a lot of very mature talent ed people that deserve a role. If I wasnt directing this production, I would have loved to be Dickie. When I go into a show I am very OCD, Harri man said. Before I get to auditions, I have my set drawn, I have audition scenes of what I want the characters to do, I have my calendar done. I have everything already done a couple of months before auditions start. There are many con siderations when a script is picked out, Harriman said. I pick out a script that I am passionate about, otherwise I wouldnt be able to direct it well. It goes to committee, where we pick out the script and read them. If we still like them, we are allowed to submit four. When we get down to voting, we are down to two or one, and that is usually the one we have a passion for direct ing. One of the main con siderations, Harriman said, is demographics. Since older people make up a large part of the de mographic, we try to nd shows that they can re late to. Love of the show is probably the biggest consideration. Another consideration for Harriman is the ac tors that he has available. I wont select a show if I dont have the actors, he said. When casting this show, I checked to see how the actors t. They are a tight cast. I am loving this part, said Suzanne Schilffarth, who plays Pamela Pea body. I get to be vampy, I get to be in love, I get to be Lucile Ballish and it is just a fun cast. The hard est part for Schilffarth, however, may have been playing the role with a broken toe, although she says that the hardest part of the role was coming across sexy. First, I went shop ping for camouage, said Brenda Hippchen. The outt helps get me into character. I kept try ing to imagine her and kept seeing other charac ters that I could pattern her after. One of them was Mimi from the Drew Carey Show. She is very commanding and that is how Muriel is. One of the roles that stands out for me is the Cemetery Club, said Ken Hall, who plays Hen ry Bingham. There were ve women and I was the only male. One of the things was when he talks about losing his wife and the emotions that were there, as well as some light moments, so it had a little bit of everything. Vanessa Richardson, who plays Louise Heind bedder, remarked that the hardest part of play ing Louise is that she is very ditzy and clumsy. I had to pretend I was blond, said Richard son, who has also been in several production at Highlands Little The atre including Pirates of Penzance, Aida, and Beauty and the Beast. It has been a while since I have been at the theatre and I thought it would be fun and it is, Richardson said. Fox On The Fairway runs until March 30. Coming attractions in clude Motherhood Out Loud, , and Proof. For details on auditions, dates, or ticketing, con tact Highlands Little Theatre at www.highlandslittletheatre.org, call 382-2525 or visit the the atre at 256 W. Center Ave. FOX FROM PAGE A1 Rod Lewis/News-SunHenry Bingham (Ken Hall) teaches P am P eabody (Suzanne Schilffarth) the ner points of golf during The Fox on the Fairway at Highlands Little Theatre. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands Little Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming auditions for The Wiz ard of Oz on April 1, 2, 8 and 19. The play is by L. Frank Baum, music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, back ground music by Herbert Stothart, dance and vo cal arrangements by Peter Howard, orchestration by Larry Wilcox, adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. It is based upon the classi cal motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co., and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. One of the most famous books of all time, The Wizard of Oz became legend with the muchloved Oscar winning 1939 movie musical version starring Judy Garland. Now, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the mov ie, this brilliant live musical version with all the wonderful songs includ ing Over the Rainbow, Were Off to See the Wiz ard and Follow The Yellow Brick Road comes to the HLT stage. Join Doro thy, Toto, Scarecrow, TinMan and the Coward ly Lion as they journey to meet The Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City Females age 16 years of age and older interested in auditioning for the part of Dorothy should attend at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Any adults and children over the age of 13 audi tioning for all parts other than the munchkins should attend at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 8. Kids ages 6 to 9 years of age should attend at 10 a.m. Satur day, April 19 and kids ages 10 and older should at tend at 12 p.m. Director Melanie Boulay is seeking dancers, sing ers, tumblers and actors ages 6 years and older to be part of the cast in this memorable production. The cast rehearses and performs the show under the supervision of the the atres highly experienced creative team. The cast will develop skills in act ing, dancing and singing. For further informa tion about audition requirements and to receive a tentative rehearsal schedule, email hltozin fo@gmail.com. Auditions will be held at Highlands Little Theatre, 356 W. Cen ter Ave. HLTs production will begin July 9. Contact the box ofce at 382-2525 or purchasing online from www.highlandslittlethe atre.org. The Wizard of Oz is sponsored by the NewsSun and the Sebring Elks Lodge 1529.Auditions set for Wizard of Oz BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Robert Talley and Judy McCart er may have a new recreational activity at Lake Verona. They have just acquired a movie screen and pro jection system, and hope to have movies on the beach at Donaldson Park. Talley told the Avon Park Community Rede velopment Agency Board on Monday that the screen was just delivered this week and is 16-footlong by 8-foot-tall. Ive seen it. Its great, Talley said, drawing a chorus of laughter from the board members, since Talley has been blind since age 4. Talley and McCarter run Sight Unseen Enter prises, which provides low-priced, pedal-pow ered watercraft and onshore game rentals for visitors to the park. T hey have been trying to expand their venture during this year, but have met some setbacks since Lake Veronas beach has been closed frequently by high bacteria levels. Monica Dolye of Just Show Me How, a live and online problem-solving service, said she has been working with Talley and McCarter for many years, under contract with the Florida Division of Voca tional Rehabilitation. She helps people with disabil ities, like Talley and McCarter, who want to be entrepreneurs. (You) might be able to use (the screen) at differ ent CRA events, Doyle told the board. She said Sight Unseen has yet to take the screen and sound system on a test run. A similar event has been playing for a few years at Lakelands Lake Mirror Park. Called Pics on the Promenade, its a free show that regularly draws crowds of families and couples. Its sponsored by the city and local businesses, and has brought people downtown to shop and dine. Amir Ghasseni, whose uncle used to work with the couple at Ridge Area Arc and who also helps them run games and rent watercraft, said they have all the necessary tiedown straps to install the screen on the beach and keep it in place. Talley said also he has more hydrobikes on or der. Ghasseni said bacteria levels are highest in the very shallow water, but hydrobikes bicycle frames on pontoons with a propellor get peo ple out onto the lake and dont kick up as much spray as the Waterpillar craft, which are two big wheels with a seat as an axle. Talley spent two years attending Avon Park City Council and Community Redevelopment Agency meetings to get support for his original venture, which marked its rst an niversary last Labor Day. Talley has said his earli est memory before losing his sight was of families playing at Lake Vero na. He got set up at Donaldson Park with help through Avon Parks Main Street CRA and Florida Vocational Rehabilita tion. Watercraft rental also helps keep it going, Chas seni said. Talley said hed like to get corporate sponsors and host free communi ty events, but for now he runs a nominal fee ser vice.Movies could come to downtown Avon Park M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7PAUL HOWARDPaul E. How ard, 91, of Knoxville, Tenn. and Sebring, passed away in his sleep on March 21, 2014 at Elmcroft of Halls in Knoxville. Paul was a longtime member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church, was owner and president of Howard & Howard Plumbing and Heating Co. of Knoxville and Harder Hall Country Club in Sebring. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, an avid golf er and member of Holston Hills and Beaver Brook Coun try Clubs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Eve lyn Wyatt Howard; son, Paul Keith Howard; and sister, El sie Branam. He is survived by his sons, Tim (Jewell) How ard, Dr. Nicholas W. (Carol) Howard, and Dean W. How ard; sister, Margaret (Col. Paul) Smathers; brothers, Charles Dub (Joyce) How ard and Jim (Linda) Howard; brother-in-law, Vernon Bra nam; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Paul enjoyed working and playing golf daily with his friends (he had 11 holes in one) and employees of Hard er Hall Country Club, where he hosted the prestigious Harder Hall Womens Invita tional for many years. A few of his noted accomplish ments are: Knoxville city councilman, chairman of the National Plg. Htg. & Cooling Convention, three-time pres ident of the Knoxville Plg. Htg. & Cooling Contractors Assn., president of the Ten nessee Plg. Htg. & Cooling Contractors Assn., served on the Governors Study on Cost Control and President Rea gans Task Force, and was appointed by Gov. Dunn to serve on the State Contrac tors Licensing Board. Online obituaries may be viewed and condolences made at www.rosemortuary. com. There will be a Memo rial Mass at St. Catherine Church in Sebring at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12.CARL KI CK LIG H TERCarl Kenneth Kenny Kicklight er, Chief Kick, 82, passed away March 6, 2014 in Douglas, Ga. He was a retired Navy veteran. He leaves behind his wife, Sandra Lee Kicklighter of Douglas, Ga.; daughter, Me linda Rodrigous of Ocala; sons, David Kicklighter of Mountain Grove, Mo. and Kenny Kicklighter Jr. of Ho nolulu, Hawaii; step-son, Jeff Ross of Douglas, Ga.; stepdaughter, Jacqueline Rice of Douglas Ga.; several grand children, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand son. He worked for Lakeside Air Conditioning in Sebring Fla., after leaving Key West. Sims Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments.CLAREN C E O WINGSClarence Flip Ow ings, 89, of Avon Park, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Sebring He was born Sept. 4, 1924 to Clar ence and Pearl Owings of McCormick, S.C. He served three years in the U.S. Army, serving in England, Ireland, Germany and France. He re ceived the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victo ry Medal and Soldiers Medal. His one big hobby was his vegetable garden and cook ing barbecue. He retired from Pan American Air Lines in 1983. He was of the Method ist faith. He is survived by his wife, Ruth of 67 years; three chil dren, Margaret (Joe) Lhotsky of Weddington, N.C., Con rad (Paula) Owings of Sebring and Nancy (David) Simmons of Avon Park; sister, Barbara Roberts of McCormick S.C.; six grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at the Avon Park Lakes Clubhouse, 2714 Nau tilus Drive. Arrangements with Fountain Funeral Home. OBITUARIES served by that utility to pay back that cost. If youre not doing the assessment, I would not recommend buying it, Deleon said. Deleon said since the owner has deferred main tenance obligations, there are a lot of repairs to make. He doesnt know how many, he said, until he inspects the system to see how badly water and/ or sand have inltrated the lift stations. The systems 530 cus tomers residents living just south of Crystal Lake Golf Club are already on city water, Deleon said. They pay between $35.53 and $38.88 per month to handle 6,000-7,000 gallons of sewage the same as an average city customer, he said. The city charges a at rate of $35 per month for 6,000-7,000 gallons. The utility would add 50,000 gallons per day to the citys wastewater treat ment plant. Deleon estimates that the city could get $135,000 per year in revenue from the system. An assessment to pay for repairs could be as little as $14.92 per month, he said, based on an assessment of $1,887 over 15 years. Schuler asked what would happen if the city didnt buy the utility and the owner doesnt make improvements. Deleon said the system is over seen by the Florida Public Service Commission, so repairs would have to be made or it would get shut down. City Attorney Gerald Buhr advised that anoth er private utility company might buy it, or if it went bankrupt, it might be handed over to the High lands County government to run. Anderson asked if there were grants to pay for re habilitation. Deleon said there are, but not in time to avoid possible failure of the system. He said if the city pur chases the utility, it could be up to standards within eight months after that. Deleon told the NewsSun that modern lift sta tions cost $150,000 each, and last approximate ly 15 years with the inter nal pumps lasting about 10 years. The city already has 16 of them, and budgets $60,000 each year to keep them maintained. The city could look at buying more when it comes to pumping sewage to the citys waste water treatment plant, he said. The city council also ap proved two annexations that had been held over from February because one had a typographical error. One is a 31-acre cityowned parcel at 2055 U.S. 27 N. and another is a 3.6acre tract owned by Guru Krupa Investment LLC at 2511 U.S. 27 S. The cityowned parcel was ap proved rst so that it was contiguous to the private parcel, which was then ap proved.UTILITY FROM PAGE A1GARY FINEOUTAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Flor ida may award nearly $21 million to a mystery economic development project planned at an air port on the states east coast. State legislators will vote Tuesday on wheth er to go along with Gov. Rick Scotts request to spend the money for Project Magellan at the Melbourne International Airport. If approved, it would mark one of the larg est single economic development projects approved during Scotts tenure as governor. Bre vard County ofcials ear lier this month voted to award a grant to cover city and county impact fees. Documents from Space Florida, the states aero space economic development arm, show that the company that would re ceive the money is promising to spend up to $500 million on real estate, equipment and furnish ing between now and 2020. The company would also pledge to hire 250 people by the end of 2014, and hundreds more after that although its not clear at least from Space Florida documents when the additional em ployees would have to be in place. One group critical of the states economic de velopment efforts said the state should at least identify the company be fore approving such a large amount of money. Shouldnt the public at least be told the name of the company before we give away more than $20 million of our mon ey? said Dan Krassner, executive director of the watchdog group Integrity Florida. Katara Simmons/News-SunVickie Watson of the News-Sun, Unsung Hero Chet Brojek, Judy Stone and Cheryl Sharp, both of Agero gather Tuesday morning to present Brojek with a plaque. Brojek was honored for supporting young athletes and his community involvement. The News-Suns Unsung Hero is sponsored by Agero.UNSUNG HEROES HONOREDKatara Simmons/News-SunNews-Sun Publisher Romona Washington (left) presents a plaque to Januarys Unsung Hero Robert Saffold with the help of Agero Operations Manager Carolyn Marasciulo and Agero Senior Recruiter and Community Relations Director Cheryl Sharp (far right).Mystery project may get millions from FloridaJACKSONVILLE (AP) Pastors are calling for the Jacksonville State Attor neys Ofce to offer the original plea deal to a woman who received a lengthy sen tence for ring what she claims was a warning shot during a ght with her es tranged husband. Marissa Alexander, 33, rejected a deal that would have sent her to three years in prison. She was later convicted and sen tenced to 20 years on charges that she red a gun at Rico Gray and two of his children. She called it a warning shot. The conviction was overturned and shes scheduled for a July 28 trial. Given that shes been granted a chance at a retrial, she should have the chance at a redo, the Rev. Mark Grifn of Wayman Ministries told The Florida Times-Union. She could face 60 years in prison if convicted again. If she shes offered the original plea deal, and accepts it, she could be free within months. Pastors ask for plea deal in warning shot caseTALLAHASSEE (AP) The re-election cam paign of Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching yet another television ad, but this one takes di rect aim at former Gov. Charlie Crist. Scotts campaign or ganization said Monday that it will spend $2 million on a state wide ad buy that will go after Crist for his sup port of President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. Recent polls have shown Scott trail ing Crist in a head-tohead matchup. This is now the second television ad launched by Scotts campaign in March even though the election is about sev en months away. Crist is just one of a handful of Democrats who is seek ing the nomination. Democrats and Crists own campaign respond ed quickly, saying the ad was misleading and was meant to distract voters from Scotts record. The ad features re cent television footage of Crist saying the over haul has been great for the state despite a dif cult rollout. That is contrasted with recent stories about the health care overhaul. It may be great for his political career, but it isnt great for the rest of us, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lo pez-Cantera said about the ad. One of the stories highlighted in the ad is that 300,000 health in surance policies issued by Florida Blue would be cancelled because the policies were not suf ciently comprehensive Scott rips Crist in new ad M C Y K A6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com commission post. I had gotten calls from a couple of people, so I did. Then I received a call from Gov. Scott asking if I could meet with him, Hancock said. After that it went pretty quickly. Although he has at tended a number of citrus commission meetings, Hancock said he has not given the board any direct input. His rst meeting is set for May. The commission cur rently is faced with a number of challenges, in cluding a reduced budget. Late last year the commission cut nearly $1.1 million in response to the shrinking citrus crop this harvesting sea son. The 56-year-old Han cock is owner and president of of Hancock Citrus. He said that as a citrus grower and care taker, the decline is a phenomenon that is widespread as local grow ers deal with the same problems. Im also used to that from the last few years I was on the school board. It seemed like our bud gets got reduced quite a lot, he said. Saying there are no sa cred cows when it comes to a budget, Hancock said it appears the citrus com mission has been doing a good job dealing with the situation. Im kind of a zerobased budget person, he said. Also, we are in a new environment when it comes to advertising and promoting citrus it is not just television, ra dio and newspapers any more. Hancock will replace outgoing member Jes se Clark and will serve through June 30, 2016. Highlands County Cit rus Growers Association Executive Director Ray Royce praised Scotts de cision, saying Hancock brings a local vision of what the industry needs to do to enhance the abil ity to market citrus and share the message of the states citrus industry. HANCOCK FROM PAGE A1 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The Community Redevelop ment Agency Board Monday unanimously approved $2,000 to help market the annual Blue berry & Bluegrass Festival and $750 to help market the downtown veterans monument brick engrav ing project. Whether those events would generate foot traf c sparked a long discussion on what the CRA should be funding. City Attorney Gerald Buhr said that the citys Main Street, Southside and Airport CRA should help combat blight and attract new business. He said those who oppose CRA funding decisions might argue that festivals do not improve the brick and mortar establish ments or help open new business. We need information on the number of people there (or) if revenue went up, Buhr said. We need to document those things if people contest it. Administrative Servic es Director Maria Suther land said the CRA spent $75,000 on events last year, and the only other events scheduled for this year are the Fourth of July celebration and the Har vest Festival in October. Mayor Sharon Schul er said the organizers of the Blueberry Festi val brought in 6,000 more people from 2011-2013, and they may have docu mentation. The Blueberry Festi val brings people in every year, Schuler said. It does support the human element of the town and brings people together. Buhr suggested the CRA make funding contingent on applicants provid ing that information after each event. He also said that it doesnt really matter how many people attend if the event doesnt increase overall business. A barbe cue at the airport, for example, might not increase hangar rentals but in the Southside commercial district, it might improve customer trafc. Councilman Garrett An derson asked if the CRA could include such ques tions on applications, and Buhr said, yes, as long as they are specic to CRA districts or the events. Sutherland said the Highlands County Tour ism Development Council has devised a set of stan dards to test if an event will be a benet. She also said the TDC has a 90-day application period. (This) needs to be more focused because we still have people whove not submitted invoices from last year, Suther land said. Buhr said the CRA can help, but only so much. After a few years, an event should have gained spon sors, he said. Schuler said Music on the Mall organizers tried to get businesses to par ticipate and only two did. Councilman Terry Hes ton said several new restaurants have opened downtown in the last two years, and credited CRAsponsored events. Anderson asked if it would sufce that a busi ness stays open longer because of an event, and Buhr said that could be a good earmark of suc cess. Sutherland asked how many businesses need to see improvement for an event to qualify for fund ing. Buhr said that would be up to the CRA Board, as long as the number holds up to scrutiny. Look at it from the court standpoint: What is the evidence, especial ly if you receive (tax increment nancing) help? Buhr said. Sutherland asked if a social, civic or non-prof it organization would also qualify, and Buhr said that also would also be up to the city. Heston asked how the CRA should divide funds between events and im provement grants, and Buhr would only say most of the funds should go to improve ments. Robin Hinote, executive director for the Sebring CRA, said the question of whether or not to support events has come up sever al times at the Florida Redevelopment Association conferences. The best practice, she said, is to only support events and projects con forming to the redevelopment plan. An annual percentage is never set in writing, she said, because needs change. Any expenses are always approved by the board, she said.Questions raised about using CRA money to promote events in Avon Park precious memory from her 25 years at the helm is the children and fami lies. Getting to see these younger families in here is the best thing. Peo ple say that this is just an old retirement city. Well, I get to see generations of young people with healthy, happy children everyday, Crowder said. Since opening its doors in 1990, Crowder has promoted the muse ums mission to provide a safe learning environ ment from children ages 1-12 to explore and grow. Crowder has introduced a number of new exhibits and areas in the museum throughout the span of her leadership, organized and executed countless fundraising events and functions and employed dozens of local workers and volunteers. Replacing Crowder will be a tough job for the museums board mem bers, but it is a task that must be done sooner rather than later. Jessica Hartline has been a part of the muse um board for nearly three years and frequents the museum with her chil dren. We are denitely going to miss her. Shes done so much in the commu nity and I personally am thankful for her. Who ever takes her place has got some big shoes to ll and we are hoping to nd someone to continue her legacy, Hartline said. A press release from Crowder stated that ap plications are being accepted immediately as hiring a replacement may take up to several months. Id like to have some one in here by mid-May to learn and train. With school going out and Dis covery Camp during the summer and the Beer Festival in September, its a lot to learn, Crowder said. A handful of people are already on Crowders list of successors, though Crowder can not be di rectly involved in the application and interview processes. I do have a few people in mind. Theres about three or four who I think would be excellent. But then there very well may be someone else out there that I dont know who would be just great, Crowder said. Interested individuals may stop by the museum at 219 North Ridgewood Drive in Sebring to pick up a packet or log onto www.childrensmuseum highlands.com. I feel like that after 23 years, the Museum is in a good place and it is time to step back and enjoy re tirement with my husband and soon, my rst grandchild, Crowder said.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. CROWDER FROM PAGE A1I feel like that after 23 years, the Museum is in a good place and it is time to step back and enjoy retirement with my husband and soon, my first grandchild.Linda Crowder Childrens Museum founderWe need information on the number of people there (or) if revenue went up. We need to document those things if people contest it.Gerald Buhr city attorney M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 PAUL HOWARDPaul E. How ard, 91, of Knoxville, Tenn. and Sebring, passed away in his sleep on March 21, 2014 at Elmcroft of Halls in Knoxville. Paul was a longtime member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church, was owner and president of Howard & Howard Plumbing and Heating Co. of Knoxville and Harder Hall Country Club in Sebring. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, an avid golf er and member of Holston Hills and Beaver Brook Coun try Clubs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Eve lyn Wyatt Howard; son, Paul Keith Howard; and sister, El sie Branam. He is survived by his sons, Tim (Jewell) How ard, Dr. Nicholas W. (Carol) Howard, and Dean W. How ard; sister, Margaret (Col. Paul) Smathers; brothers, Charles Dub (Joyce) How ard and Jim (Linda) Howard; brother-in-law, Vernon Bra nam; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Paul enjoyed working and playing golf daily with his friends (he had 11 holes in one) and employees of Hard er Hall Country Club, where he hosted the prestigious Harder Hall Womens Invita tional for many years. A few of his noted accomplish ments are: Knoxville city councilman, chairman of the National Plg. Htg. & Cooling Convention, three-time pres ident of the Knoxville Plg. Htg. & Cooling Contractors Assn., president of the Ten nessee Plg. Htg. & Cooling Contractors Assn., served on the Governors Study on Cost Control and President Rea gans Task Force, and was appointed by Gov. Dunn to serve on the State Contrac tors Licensing Board. Online obituaries may be viewed and condolences made at www.rosemortuary. com. There will be a Memo rial Mass at St. Catherine Church in Sebring at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12. CARL KI CK LIG H TERCarl Kenneth Kenny Kicklight er, Chief Kick, 82, passed away March 6, 2014 in Douglas, Ga. He was a retired Navy veteran. He leaves behind his wife, Sandra Lee Kicklighter of Douglas, Ga.; daughter, Me linda Rodrigous of Ocala; sons, David Kicklighter of Mountain Grove, Mo. and Kenny Kicklighter Jr. of Ho nolulu, Hawaii; step-son, Jeff Ross of Douglas, Ga.; stepdaughter, Jacqueline Rice of Douglas Ga.; several grand children, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand son. He worked for Lakeside Air Conditioning in Sebring Fla., after leaving Key West. Sims Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. CLAREN C E O WINGSClarence Flip Ow ings, 89, of Avon Park, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Sebring He was born Sept. 4, 1924 to Clar ence and Pearl Owings of McCormick, S.C. He served three years in the U.S. Army, serving in England, Ireland, Germany and France. He re ceived the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victo ry Medal and Soldiers Medal. His one big hobby was his vegetable garden and cook ing barbecue. He retired from Pan American Air Lines in 1983. He was of the Method ist faith. He is survived by his wife, Ruth of 67 years; three chil dren, Margaret (Joe) Lhotsky of Weddington, N.C., Con rad (Paula) Owings of Sebring and Nancy (David) Simmons of Avon Park; sister, Barbara Roberts of McCormick S.C.; six grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at the Avon Park Lakes Clubhouse, 2714 Nau tilus Drive. Arrangements with Fountain Funeral Home. OBITUARIES served by that utility to pay back that cost. If youre not doing the assessment, I would not recommend buying it, Deleon said. Deleon said since the owner has deferred main tenance obligations, there are a lot of repairs to make. He doesnt know how many, he said, until he inspects the system to see how badly water and/ or sand have inltrated the lift stations. The systems 530 cus tomers residents living just south of Crystal Lake Golf Club are already on city water, Deleon said. They pay between $35.53 and $38.88 per month to handle 6,000-7,000 gallons of sewage the same as an average city customer, he said. The city charges a at rate of $35 per month for 6,000-7,000 gallons. The utility would add 50,000 gallons per day to the citys wastewater treat ment plant. Deleon estimates that the city could get $135,000 per year in revenue from the system. An assessment to pay for repairs could be as little as $14.92 per month, he said, based on an assessment of $1,887 over 15 years. Schuler asked what would happen if the city didnt buy the utility and the owner doesnt make improvements. Deleon said the system is over seen by the Florida Public Service Commission, so repairs would have to be made or it would get shut down. City Attorney Gerald Buhr advised that anoth er private utility company might buy it, or if it went bankrupt, it might be handed over to the High lands County government to run. Anderson asked if there were grants to pay for re habilitation. Deleon said there are, but not in time to avoid possible failure of the system. He said if the city pur chases the utility, it could be up to standards within eight months after that. Deleon told the NewsSun that modern lift sta tions cost $150,000 each, and last approximate ly 15 years with the inter nal pumps lasting about 10 years. The city already has 16 of them, and budgets $60,000 each year to keep them maintained. The city could look at buying more when it comes to pumping sewage to the citys waste water treatment plant, he said. The city council also ap proved two annexations that had been held over from February because one had a typographical error. One is a 31-acre cityowned parcel at 2055 U.S. 27 N. and another is a 3.6acre tract owned by Guru Krupa Investment LLC at 2511 U.S. 27 S. The cityowned parcel was ap proved rst so that it was contiguous to the private parcel, which was then ap proved. UTILITY FROM PAGE A1 GARY FINEOUTAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Flor ida may award nearly $21 million to a mystery economic development project planned at an air port on the states east coast. State legislators will vote Tuesday on wheth er to go along with Gov. Rick Scotts request to spend the money for Project Magellan at the Melbourne International Airport. If approved, it would mark one of the larg est single economic development projects approved during Scotts tenure as governor. Bre vard County ofcials ear lier this month voted to award a grant to cover city and county impact fees. Documents from Space Florida, the states aero space economic development arm, show that the company that would re ceive the money is promising to spend up to $500 million on real estate, equipment and furnish ing between now and 2020. The company would also pledge to hire 250 people by the end of 2014, and hundreds more after that although its not clear at least from Space Florida documents when the additional em ployees would have to be in place. One group critical of the states economic de velopment efforts said the state should at least identify the company be fore approving such a large amount of money. Shouldnt the public at least be told the name of the company before we give away more than $20 million of our mon ey? said Dan Krassner, executive director of the watchdog group Integrity Florida. Katara Simmons/News-SunVickie Watson of the News-Sun, Unsung Hero Chet Brojek, Judy Stone and Cheryl Sharp, both of Agero gather Tuesday morning to present Brojek with a plaque. Brojek was honored for supporting young athletes and his community involvement. The News-Suns Unsung Hero is sponsored by Agero.UNSUNG HEROES HONORED Katara Simmons/News-SunNews-Sun Publisher Romona Washington (left) presents a plaque to Januarys Unsung Hero Robert Saffold with the help of Agero Operations Manager Carolyn Marasciulo and Agero Senior Recruiter and Community Relations Director Cheryl Sharp (far right).Mystery project may get millions from Florida JACKSONVILLE (AP) Pastors are calling for the Jacksonville State Attor neys Ofce to offer the original plea deal to a woman who received a lengthy sen tence for ring what she claims was a warning shot during a ght with her es tranged husband. Marissa Alexander, 33, rejected a deal that would have sent her to three years in prison. She was later convicted and sen tenced to 20 years on charges that she red a gun at Rico Gray and two of his children. She called it a warning shot. The conviction was overturned and shes scheduled for a July 28 trial. Given that shes been granted a chance at a retrial, she should have the chance at a redo, the Rev. Mark Grifn of Wayman Ministries told The Florida Times-Union. She could face 60 years in prison if convicted again. If she shes offered the original plea deal, and accepts it, she could be free within months. Pastors ask for plea deal in warning shot caseTALLAHASSEE (AP) The re-election cam paign of Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching yet another television ad, but this one takes di rect aim at former Gov. Charlie Crist. Scotts campaign or ganization said Monday that it will spend $2 million on a state wide ad buy that will go after Crist for his sup port of President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. Recent polls have shown Scott trail ing Crist in a head-tohead matchup. This is now the second television ad launched by Scotts campaign in March even though the election is about sev en months away. Crist is just one of a handful of Democrats who is seek ing the nomination. Democrats and Crists own campaign respond ed quickly, saying the ad was misleading and was meant to distract voters from Scotts record. The ad features re cent television footage of Crist saying the over haul has been great for the state despite a dif cult rollout. That is contrasted with recent stories about the health care overhaul. It may be great for his political career, but it isnt great for the rest of us, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lo pez-Cantera said about the ad. One of the stories highlighted in the ad is that 300,000 health in surance policies issued by Florida Blue would be cancelled because the policies were not suf ciently comprehensive Scott rips Crist in new ad M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Special to the News-SunPALMETTO Team Pelfrey will close out a hectic off-season this week by traveling the short distance from its new base in Palmetto to the streets of St. Petersburg where its talented, multi-national, three-driver lineup will chase victory in the opening two races of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Luis Felipe Pipo Derani, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dalton Kellett, from Stouffville, Ont., Canada and Brandon Newey, from Indianapolis, Ind., are all expected to challenge for honors on the demanding and unforgiving 1.8-mile downtown street circuit. The venue will play host to all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy (Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000) in addition to the headline Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg the opening round of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Derani, 20, is making the move to North America after achieving success in Formula 3 in Europe during recent seasons, while both Kellett, also 20, and Newey, 21, are stepping up from the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. I am very excited. St. Pete is always a great event, Kellett said. The location and the fans are amazing. My focus for the rst race of the season is to drive at my highest level and to secure a good start to the championship. As with all street courses, Team Pelfrey is set for St. Petersburg Pro Mazda opener Courtesy photoDalton Kellett is ready to get the season started for Team Pelfrey at St. Petersburg this weekend. SEE PELFREY | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comDespite a less-than-attering record overall, the South Florida State College baseball Panthers are seemingly on the cusp, and might be on the verge of breaking through. Head coach Rick Hitt has noted on several occasions that his squad has been one hit away from breaking a game open. Thus far, however, those key hits had been few and far between. That 16 of the Panther losses have come with a total margin of 19 runs, tells you how close they have been. And how much some of those needed hits may have the team sitting in a very different place. Say some of those hits had been gotten, and split those 16 losses. Suddenly South Florida would be sitting at 19-14, rather than 11-22. Fridays 8-4 loss to visiting St. Petersburg may not seem to t that mold on the surface, but it was another one that was there for the Panthers to take. Down 5-2 midway through, South Florida loaded the bases in both the fth and sixth, but couldnt get that key hit and came away scoreless both times. They did get a big hit in the eighth when Harrison McClure bounced one over the fence for a tworun, ground-rule double. That made it 5-4 heading to the ninth, but the Titans defused it by plating three and putting it out of reach. Get an extra hit or two in the fth and sixth innings, and it might have been a vastly different outcome. Saturday saw the team still stinging from the Panthers continue to claw Dan Hoehne/News-SunIsaiah Dean and the Panthers saw their bats awaken and recent fortunes turn Sunday with a key Suncoast Conference win over Polk State. SEE SFSC | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comWhen reached early last week and asked about what the upcoming season might bring, Sebring native and Cubs minor leaguer Corbin Hoffner wasnt yet sure. We just started games and were just getting into the swing of things, he said from the Cubs Spring Training facility in Mesa, Ariz. When it comes to where Im going, I dont have any idea yet. In perusing various scouting reports from BleacherNation.com and ChicagoCubsOnline.com, two places seem likely, depending on what the big club has in mind. In a piece on Bleacher Nation in early December, it was suggested that while his stellar year at Boise was all out of the bullpen, the team could well have been grooming him as a starter. In many of his games at Boise, he pitched at least three innings, the article stated. That is often the pattern we see when a team is piggybacking two starters together because they have more pitchers who need innings than they have slots in the rotation. A piece from Chicago Cubs Online, dated Feb. 24, started out by saying the sky is the limit for 20-year old Corbin Hoffner, but continued with the trouble is, what direction do you take his development? Then, an article posted on Monday, March 17, stated the youngest player in the bullpen may rise to the top, regarding the big right-hander, classifying him as being on the roster of the Kane County Cougars, the Cubs Low-A team just outside Chicago. Then again, it was suggested that if he were to stay a reliever, the Cubs could likely send him to High-A Daytona, and if they intended to groom him as a starter, he would most likely be assigned to Kane County. No ofcial word yet, as Hoffner and his fellow organizational hopefuls work through the daily grind in Arizona. But it seems certainly clear that wherever he is headed, Hoffner is making an impression as he works his way up.Cubs keeping their eye on Hoffner Courtesy photoWhile Corbin Hoffner gets his work in at the Cubs Spring Training facil ity, he awaits word on where hell be headed for the season. TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball WriterMIAMI Heat forward Chris Bosh has a confession: Games at this time of year simply mean more to him than games in December. Not exactly shocking, of course. But when so much hubbub surrounded the last game between Miami and Indiana way back on Dec. 18, Bosh wasnt necessar ily buying into the supposed signicance. After all, he gured, the season was basically only one-third over at that point. The Heat and Pacers nally play again on Wednesday. And this time, Bosh knows the buzz is real. I know everybodys try ing to make the games important back in December, Bosh said. Well, now theyre important. The Eastern Conference race wont be decided on Wednesday night, but the pendulum is either going to swing toward Indiana moving considerably closer to the No. 1 seed or back toward the Heat and a chaotic, potentially down-to-the-wire nish. If the Pacers who have been alone atop the East standings since Nov. 4 win, they would move three games clear of Miami in the East race. If the Heat prevail, the teams will be tied in the loss column. And given that these teams dont like each other, plus have faced each After 3 months apart, Heat, Pacers to meet againNow theyre important: Heat head to Indiana, control of East race up for grabsSEE HEAT | A11 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 COMING UPHigh School Baseball Friday Avon Park vs. Okeechobee, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. DeSoto, 7 p.m. Saturday Sebring at Tampa Catholic, 3 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC at State College of Florida, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. State College of Florida, 6 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Avon Park at Sebring, 5/7 p.m.; Lake Placid at Moore Haven, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Booker, 6 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Gateway Charter, 6 p.m.; Sebring vs. DeSoto, 5:30/7:30 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC at Hillsborough, 5 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. Avon Park, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Lake Placid at Avon Park, 4:30 p.m. TODAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NIT Tournament 7 p.m. ESPN2 NIT Tournament 9 p.m. ESPN2MLB PRESEASON Washington at St. Louis 1 p.m. ESPN Baltimore at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUNNBA Miami at Indiana 8 p.m. ESPN Memphis at Utah 10:30 p.m. ESPNTENNIS ATP Sony Open, Quarternals 1 p.m. ESPN2THURSDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Tournament 7 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 7:15 p.m. TBS NCAA Tournament 9:30 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 9:35 p.m. TBSGOLF EuroPGA EurAsia Cup, Day One 9 a.m. GOLF PGA Valero Texas Open 3 p.m. GOLF LPGA Kia Classic 6:30 p.m. GOLFMLB PRESEASON Washington at N.Y. Mets Noon ESPN Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs 3 p.m. WGNNHL N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. SUNTENNIS ATP Sony Open 1 p.m. ESPN2 ATP Sony Open 7 p.m. ESPN2SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARDNational Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 39 30 .565 Brooklyn 37 32 .536 2 New York 29 41 .414 10 Boston 23 47 .329 16 Philadelphia 15 56 .211 25 Southeast W L Pct GB x-Miami 48 21 .696 Washington 36 34 .514 12 Charlotte 34 37 .479 15 Atlanta 31 38 .449 17 Orlando 19 52 .268 30 Central W L Pct GB x-Indiana 51 20 .718 Chicago 40 31 .563 11 Cleveland 27 44 .380 24 Detroit 26 44 .371 24 Milwaukee 13 58 .183 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 54 16 .771 Houston 48 22 .686 6 Memphis 42 28 .600 12 Dallas 42 29 .592 12 New Orleans 30 40 .429 24 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 52 18 .743 Portland 45 26 .634 7 Minnesota 34 35 .493 17 Denver 32 39 .451 20 Utah 23 48 .324 29 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 50 21 .704 Golden State 44 27 .620 6 Phoenix 42 29 .592 8 Sacramento 25 45 .357 24 L.A. Lakers 23 46 .333 26 x-clinched playoff spot Mondays Games Houston 100, Charlotte 89 Miami 93, Portland 91 Phoenix 102, Atlanta 95 Chicago 89, Indiana 77 Oklahoma City 117, Denver 96 Memphis 109, Minnesota 92 New Orleans 109, Brooklyn 104, OT San Antonio 113, Philadelphia 91 Detroit 114, Utah 94 L.A. Clippers 106, Milwaukee 98 Tuesdays Games Portland at Orlando, late Toronto at Cleveland, late Oklahoma City at Dallas, late New York at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Phoenix at Washington, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 8 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Boston 72 49 17 6 104 230 153 Tampa Bay 72 39 24 9 87 214 193 Montreal 73 40 26 7 87 188 184 Detroit 71 33 24 14 80 189 200 Toronto 73 36 29 8 80 213 226 Ottawa 71 29 29 13 71 203 240 Florida 72 26 38 8 60 175 235 Buffalo 71 20 43 8 48 138 210 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 71 46 20 5 97 222 177 N.Y. Rangers 73 40 29 4 84 194 178 Philadelphia 71 38 26 7 83 205 201 Washington 72 34 27 11 79 208 213 Columbus 71 36 29 6 78 200 194 New Jersey 72 31 28 13 75 175 187 Carolina 71 31 31 9 71 177 200 N.Y. Islanders 71 27 35 9 63 197 239 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 71 48 16 7 103 228 160 Chicago 72 41 16 15 97 240 186 Colorado 71 44 21 6 94 216 194 Minnesota 72 37 24 11 85 180 178 Dallas 71 34 26 11 79 201 203 Winnipeg 73 32 32 9 73 202 213 Nashville 72 31 31 10 72 173 213 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 73 46 18 9 101 222 175 Anaheim 71 46 18 7 99 228 180 Los Angeles 72 41 25 6 88 177 151 Phoenix 72 34 26 12 80 199 205 Vancouver 73 33 30 10 76 176 196 Calgary 72 30 35 7 67 183 211 Edmonton 72 25 38 9 59 178 236 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for over time loss. x-clinched playoff spot Mondays Games Montreal 2, Boston 1, SO Ottawa 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Calgary 2, San Jose 1, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Phoenix 3, OT Los Angeles 3, Philadelphia 2 Dallas 2, Winnipeg 1 Tuesdays Games St. Louis at Toronto, late Phoenix at Pittsburgh, late Los Angeles at Washington, late N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, late Buffalo at Montreal, late Ottawa at Florida, late Detroit at Columbus, late Dallas at Chicago, late Colorado at Nashville, late San Jose at Edmonton, late Wednesdays Games Vancouver at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Tampa Bay 15 5 .750 Cleveland 17 7 .708 Baltimore 12 7 .632 Seattle 16 10 .615 Los Angeles 15 10 .600 New York 15 10 .600 Detroit 12 11 .522 Oakland 12 12 .500 Toronto 12 12 .500 Kansas City 11 13 .458 Chicago 8 12 .400 Houston 9 15 .375 Minnesota 7 13 .350 Boston 8 15 .348 Texas 8 15 .348 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Miami 16 10 .615 San Francisco 15 10 .600 Pittsburgh 12 9 .571 New York 14 11 .560 Arizona 11 9 .550 Colorado 13 12 .520 Washington 13 12 .520 St. Louis 10 11 .476 Milwaukee 12 14 .462 Cincinnati 12 15 .444 Chicago 12 16 .429 San Diego 9 12 .429 Los Angeles 6 10 .375 Atlanta 10 17 .370 Philadelphia 8 15 .348 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesdays Games Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. SNAP S HOT S SPORTSOBT Baseball GamesSEBRING Orange Blossom Tours has reserved excellent grandstand seats for an upcoming Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training baseball game. The game is Friday, March 28, when the Rays will play the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. The March 28 trip also includes dinner and Ernie, a play about renowned Detroit radio broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in the beautifully restored Polk Theater. For ticket prices and pickup times and locations, please go to www. orangeblossomtours.com or call 855-628-0855 or 451-3040.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 volleyball tournaments, as well as 3-on-3 and 5-on5 basketball tournaments, with cash prizes to overall winners not to mention food, drinks and music all day long. Cost is $10 per person that pre-registers, $15 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 payable to STR8UP Youth Ministry, Inc., and send to P.O. Box 654, Lake Placid, FL 33862. There will be a live DJ and announcer, featur ing 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 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 player, or $225 for a fourperson 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 infor mation@sebring.org.SHS Golf TournamentSEBRING Sebring High School will be holding its Project Graduation 2014 Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 5, at Golf Hammock Country Club. Format is a four-per son scramble, ighted by handicap, with registration starting at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $65 per player, $240 per foursome and includes greens fee, cart and lunch. Mulligans will be available for purchase at $3 each or $5 for two, and hole sponsors are available for $100. There will be a 50/50 rafe and rafe prizes available as well. Make checks payable and remit to SHS Project Graduation, 2157 US 27 S, Sebring, FL 33870. For more information, call Tim Baker at 385-5100.H.O.P.E. Basketball TournamentSEBRING The 4th Annual Mary Toney H.O.P.E. Foundation 3-on3 Basketball Tournament will tip off Saturday, April 19, in the Sebring High School Gym. From 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. teams will compete amid concessions and music, with a cost of just $5 per player. Monetary prizes will be awarded to rst-place teams, with second-place nishers receiving gift card awards. The tournament will have male and female brackets consisting of three players per team. For boys and girls, age groups are 7-9 years old, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-19. The 7-9 and 10-12 yearold teams begin play at 8:30 a.m., with the 1315s and 16-19s starting at 11 a.m. Teams need to report to the gym 30 minutes prior to the rst game of their division. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 17. For more information, call LaVaar Scott at (863) 214-3880, Nick Brooks at (850) 322-8398 or Princeton Harris at (863) 381-8898Nu-Hope Golf tournamentAVON PARK NUHOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA, will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. The event is a 2-person scramble. Cost is $65/person ($130 per 2-person team.) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a Shot Gun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon follows the event. All funds raised are used to support services for seniors in Highlands and Hardee County. To register or for more information, please contact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@ nuhope.org or visit www. nuhopeeldercare.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. 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, comple mentary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 holesponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the tour nament directly benet youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of the proceeds will also be used for completion of a new sports weight-training facility. For more information, call Laura Teal at (863) 441-0729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.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 team and lunch, along with 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 person, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to benet college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. 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www.newssun.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 Special to the News-SunOverall Male Chuck Best 21:56 Overall Female Vicki Musselman 26:26 Masters Male Brian Musselman 26:31 Masters Female Helen Bingenheimer 27:52 Grand Master Male Mike Stewart 23:22 Grand Master Female Dr. Elena Febre 32:45 Male Age Groups (9 and Under) Alex Musselman 35:23, (3539) Tony Vasques 23:40, Tony Darrow 28:12, Chris Capuano 32:41; (40-44) Thomas LaMorte 36:45; (45-49) Mike Eastman 32:46, Carl Gillilan 49:51; (50-54) Nelson Pacheco 34:34; (55-59) Ed win Serrano 42:47; (6064) Randy Severn 26:43, Charlie Potter 27:07, Ray Trudell 31:24, Kenny Vincent 41:42; (65-69) How ard Hart 49:53; (70-74) Tom Delaney 32:01, Cliff Ables 37:44; (75-79) Har old Smith 30:48, Mac Per kins 49:45; (80+) Kenneth Filppula 46:33. Female Age Groups (14-19) Leah Moore 31:24, Nichole Moore 38:50; (20-24) Alaina Pattillo 40:32; (35-39) Sta cy LaMorte-Clark 35:10, Frannie Gillilan 37:36, Ronda Pattillo 40:33; (4044) Vicki Hicks 29:50; (4549) Dana ORourke 30:05, Judy Bassett 45:55; (5559) Brenda Rickert 28:32, Debbie Webber 34:40, Ramonita Pacheco 50:31; (60-64) Bettye Hart 39:40; (70-74) Lois Hotchkiss 35:10, Julie Creed 48:38; (75-79) Audrey Smith 43:14. Fun Run: Connor Dar row 3:59 Mattingly Moore 3:33 Timing provided by Chet Brojek and the Central Florida Striders 863712-3524Results of Avon Park Mall Fest Early Bird 5K and Fun Run seat time is limited so I think having previous experience at St. Pete will be very helpful. Team Pelfrey has undergone much change over the winter as it seeks to recapture the form which enabled Englishman Jack Hawksworth to dominate the 2012 Pro Mazda championship with eight wins and 11 pole positions. Hawksworth will this year graduate into the IndyCar Series with 2011 Indy 500-winning team Bryan Herta Autosport. In addition to a recent move across Tampa Bay to the Andersen RacePark facility in Palmetto, Team Pelfrey has been bolstered by the addition of veteran IndyCar crew chief Roy Wilkerson and experienced driverturned-race engineer Joe DAgostino. The team has conducted extensive preseason testing at a variety of tracks in Florida, George and Texas. The drivers also per formed well at the recent four-race Cooper Tires Winterfest at NOLA Motorsports Park and Bar ber Motorsports Park, highlighted by a pair of podium nishes for Pro Mazda debutant Derani. Our recent testing has been very encour aging as we found some fundamental problems with components on the cars that, when corrected, produced a signicant increase in perfor mance, declared Team Pelfrey Team Manager Nigel Tuckey. Obviously, having made these discoveries, we are excited to get back on track to not only see how we stack up against our competitors at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg but also as it is always extra-special to perform in front of our hometown fans who have been so supportive of our team and drivers. The weekends activities will commence on Friday, March 28, with a pair of half-hour practice sessions at 8:35 a.m. and 3:35 p.m. Qualifying will take pace on Saturday at 11:45 a.m., followed at 5:35 p.m. by the rst of two 40-minute races which will comprise the Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The green ag for Race 2 on Sunday will y at 10:30 a.m. Live timing and commentary for all sessions will be available at www. promazdachampionship. com. PELFREY FROM PAGE A8 missed opportunity and offered little resistance on the road, falling 7-0 at St. Pete. They did, however, bounce right back and made a big statement Sunday with a 9-4 win over Polk State in a makeup from a rain-out earlier last week. We are feeling really condent and back on track after the win on Sunday against Polk, rst baseman Tyler Bender said. We have been taught all year to do the little things to win ball games and thats what we did Sunday, and what we plan on doing for the rest of the year. Not only did it make a statement, it also jumbled up the Suncoast Confer ence standings. Three teams are now tied a 7-5, Polk, St. Pete and Hillsborough, while the State College of Florida stands at 6-6 and SFSC at 3-9. Our conference is a dogght and nobody is pulling away, Bender added. There is no panic on this team with players or coaches. Once we get rolling, we know we have what it takes to move right back into the top of the standings. The Panthers were to start making their move at home Monday, but another rain out put that on hold, with the team traveling to Bradenton today to take on the Manatees. There is still plenty of season left for these Panthers to get over that proverbial hump. SFSC FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Chris Kazen slides safely into third Friday, one of many Panthers that occupied the bases, with too few coming in during the 8-4 loss to St. Pete. KANSAS CITY, Mo. Shaquille ONeal, Grant Hill and Darrell Grifth headline the 2014 College Basketball Hall of Fame class. ONeal averaged 22 points and 14 rebounds during his three-year col lege career at LSU, and was a rst-team All-Amer ican his nal two seasons. Hill led Duke to two national championships, and Grifth helped Louisville win the title his senior season. They will be joined at the induction ceremony in November by NAIA star Zelmo Beaty from Prairie View A&M; Final Four coaches Dale Brown of LSU and Gary Williams of Maryland; longtime coach and author Glenn Wilkes Sr.; and Howard Garnkle, the founder of the FiveStar Basketball Camp. Hall of Fame selection committee chair Reggie Minton said this years class has a unique identity ... and we look forward to celebrating them in November.Shaq headlines college hoops Hall of Fame class other in extremely hardfought series in each of the past two postseasons, this probably wont seem like just another regularseason game. Everybodys getting what they want, Bosh said. Neither team is exactly rolling into this matchup. Both teams have lost seven of their last 12 games, meaning the Heat have missed plenty of chances to grab the No. 1 spot, and the Pacers have missed plenty of chances to wrap up home-court throughout the East play offs. Were just not clicking, Pacers center Roy Hibbert said after his team lost at Chicago on Monday night. And we should be clicking. The Heat beat Portland on Monday squandering a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before doing so but that snapped a highly befuddling streak of missed Miami opportunities. Before Monday, the Pacers had lost six games in March. And every time, the Heat either lost on the same night or in their next game, meaning a half-dozen chances to tighten up the East race were squandered. As many chances as we had, we kept playing with it, we were struggling, they were struggling, we had our chances, Bosh said. We still have our chance with two showdowns with them. True, Wednesdays isnt even the last Heat-Pacers meeting of this regular season. The teams square off in Miami on April 11. This, though, might be the one that ultimately decides the East. If Miami falls three games out now the Pacers will have only 10 games left after Wednesday that could get the Heat to start thinking about how to rest certain players before the postseason begins. With Dwyane Wade in and out of the lineup often this season, Miami has used 18 starting lineups; the Pacers have used only three. If the Heat can close the gap in the standings, that could be a springboard for the two-time defending champions, who face a slew of sub.500 teams in the next couple weeks. Its coming down to a photo nish, Bosh said. We have a unique opportunity. No matter whats happened this whole season, were with in striking distance. Its here and itll be a great playoff atmosphere. I cant wait. HEAT FROM PAGE A8 DURHAM, N.C. The Durham Bulls the mi nor-league baseball team made world famous in the 1988 Kevin Costner lm Bull Durham are go ing back to the movies for one game this season. The team will wear jer seys that resemble R2-D2 during their annual Star Wars Night on May 4. The selected date is a pun on an oft-quoted line from the Star Wars movies: May the force be with you. The team says it will auction off the jerseys to benet the Autism Society of North Carolina. The Bulls are the Tampa Bay Rays Triple-A afliate.Minor-league Durham Bulls to wear R2-D2 jerseys Its coming down to a photo finish.Chris Bosh Heat forward MARK LONGAssociated PressFlorida coach Billy Donovan got a raise even before his teams recordsetting run through the Southeastern Confer ence. Donovan signed a three-year contract extension last month that raised his average salary to $3.7 million over the nal six years of the deal, which runs through the 2018-19 season. The extension, agreed to in June, paid Donovan a $250,000 longevity bonus before March 1 and increased his base salary nearly $100,000 a season. With the bonus, Donovan will earn $3.9 million this season. He will make $3.681 million each of the next ve years. The Gators (34-2) have won a school-record 28 consecutive games while making the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year. Both are the longest current streaks in college basketball. Florida became the rst team in SEC history to go 18-0 in the regular season. Donovans senior-laden team also won the SEC tournament and earned the NCAA tour naments overall top seed. The Gators beat Albany and Pittsburgh to advance to the round of 32 in the South Region, where they will face fourth-seeded UCLA on Thursday night in Memphis, Tenn. Floridas success this season already has triggered several contract bonuses for Donovan. Donovan earned $50,000 for winning the SEC regular-season title, $25,000 for winning the SEC tournament and $75,000 for advancing to the Sweet 16. He also gets $50,000 for the top-ranked Gators nishing in the top 10 in the nal Associated Press poll and $25,000 for being named the APs SEC coach of the year.Floridas Donovan gets 3-year extension, raise M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYLess humid with sunshine69 / 51Winds: NNE at 7-14 mphMostly cloudy with a few showers77 / 62Winds: ESE at 7-14 mphTHURSDAYMostly cloudy, t-storms possible82 / 66Winds: SSE at 7-14 mphFRIDAYMostly cloudy, a couple of t-storms86 / 65Winds: S at 4-8 mphSATURDAYBrilliant sunshine81 / 60Winds: NNW at 6-12 mphSUNDAY High .............................................. 5:32 a.m. Low ............................................. 11:25 a.m. High .............................................. 5:56 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:55 p.m. High .............................................. 1:03 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:54 a.m. High ............................................ 11:28 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:24 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.60 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 86 Low Friday ............................................. 60 High Saturday ........................................ 85 Low Saturday ......................................... 56 High Sunday .......................................... 87 Low Sunday ........................................... 62 High Monday ......................................... 70 Low Monday .......................................... 63 Relative humidity .................................. 25% Expected air temperature ....................... 67 Makes it feel like .................................... 66 Saturday ............................................. 30.01 Sunday .................................................. N.A. Monday ............................................... 29.88 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.07 Monday ............................................... 1.28 Month to date ..................................... 1.77 Year to date ......................................... 6.64Sunrise 7:24 a.m. 7:23 a.m. Sunset 7:40 p.m. 7:40 p.m. Moonrise 4:07 a.m. 4:54 a.m. Moonset 3:40 p.m. 4:44 p.m.Albuquerque 68/42/s 63/40/s 64/40/pc Atlanta 54/36/s 64/50/pc 68/58/t Baltimore 40/24/s 50/38/s 61/45/sh Birmingham 56/39/s 66/56/pc 72/60/t Boston 37/18/sn 39/34/pc 50/40/sh Charlotte 50/25/s 61/45/pc 68/53/sh Cheyenne 59/29/pc 48/30/c 52/29/pc Chicago 40/35/pc 49/34/r 44/30/sh Cleveland 26/23/pc 49/40/sh 48/32/sh Columbus 35/27/s 52/43/sh 58/41/sh Dallas 53/53/r 84/55/pc 87/50/pc Denver 70/35/pc 59/30/pc 62/31/pc Detroit 30/24/pc 43/37/i 49/28/sh Harrisburg 38/19/pc 49/36/pc 62/43/sh Honolulu 84/70/pc 84/70/pc 83/71/c Houston 62/58/sh 78/66/t 84/60/pc Indianapolis 41/32/s 49/43/sh 55/36/sh Jackson, MS 61/45/pc 71/61/c 82/60/t Kansas City 60/45/pc 61/32/sh 45/32/pc Lexington 41/30/s 59/46/pc 66/45/r Little Rock 57/44/pc 68/58/t 73/49/t Los Angeles 66/55/sh 67/55/pc 69/56/pc Louisville 45/34/s 57/51/sh 68/46/r Memphis 56/43/pc 66/59/t 76/52/t Milwaukee 37/32/pc 46/29/r 38/24/sf Minneapolis 41/35/pc 39/19/sn 33/20/c Nashville 49/35/s 66/56/pc 70/53/r New Orleans 61/54/pc 72/67/t 81/66/t New York City 38/25/sf 46/39/pc 58/44/sh Norfolk 42/27/s 52/45/s 68/55/sh Oklahoma City 53/50/r 76/43/pc 72/40/pc Philadelphia 40/24/s 48/36/pc 60/40/sh Phoenix 82/59/s 76/57/s 80/59/s Pittsburgh 31/20/pc 53/40/pc 56/38/sh Portland, ME 37/9/sn 35/33/pc 51/35/sh Portland, OR 56/43/r 52/46/r 56/46/r Raleigh 48/25/s 60/45/pc 71/50/sh Rochester 24/15/sf 44/37/pc 50/31/sh St. Louis 55/39/pc 64/38/t 59/35/pc San Francisco 60/51/r 61/53/pc 64/53/pc Seattle 55/41/c 53/41/sh 55/43/r Wash., DC 40/25/s 52/41/s 67/49/sh Cape Coral 71/53/s 78/63/sh 84/68/t Clearwater 65/55/s 75/66/sh 79/67/t Coral Springs 71/64/s 76/70/sh 82/73/t Daytona Beach 59/50/s 69/63/sh 77/64/t Ft. Laud. Bch 72/65/s 76/73/sh 82/75/t Fort Myers 71/54/s 79/64/sh 84/68/t Gainesville 62/42/s 72/55/c 79/59/t Hollywood 71/62/s 76/68/c 82/72/t Homestead AFB 72/62/s 76/70/c 81/72/t Jacksonville 59/40/s 68/55/sh 75/58/t Key West 71/64/pc 78/73/c 82/75/t Miami 71/64/s 76/71/c 82/74/t Okeechobee 66/57/s 74/66/sh 80/68/t Orlando 65/52/s 74/61/sh 79/65/t Pembroke Pines 72/62/s 76/68/sh 82/72/t St. Augustine 56/47/s 67/62/sh 75/62/t St. Petersburg 65/55/s 74/66/sh 80/67/t Sarasota 67/51/s 76/63/sh 79/67/t Tallahassee 62/36/s 71/54/pc 75/61/t Tampa 66/52/s 72/63/sh 81/67/t W. Palm Bch 69/62/s 75/70/sh 82/73/t Winter Haven 66/52/s 75/62/sh 81/65/t Acapulco 91/72/pc 91/71/s 91/71/s Athens 66/51/sh 67/54/c 71/51/sh Beirut 68/51/pc 68/57/s 73/59/s Berlin 51/37/pc 55/39/pc 57/43/c Bermuda 69/55/pc 62/58/pc 67/64/c Calgary 21/9/sf 19/8/sn 27/15/pc Dublin 48/34/r 45/38/c 46/39/c Edmonton 20/5/sf 20/-3/sf 24/6/pc Freeport 69/60/sh 73/69/c 78/73/t Geneva 52/33/sh 54/34/c 61/38/s Havana 79/61/s 86/65/s 88/69/s Hong Kong 79/70/pc 78/71/pc 78/72/pc Jerusalem 66/46/s 66/47/s 71/51/s Johannesburg 75/54/s 73/53/t 69/52/t Kiev 65/43/pc 57/41/pc 56/32/c London 50/34/r 50/40/c 53/43/pc Montreal 28/9/pc 28/27/sn 41/28/r Moscow 51/27/pc 51/35/s 42/21/c Nice 59/48/sh 60/47/r 62/50/s Ottawa 22/6/pc 31/24/sn 43/23/r Quebec 27/1/sf 23/12/pc 37/21/sn Rio de Janeiro 80/69/sh 81/69/pc 83/71/pc Seoul 70/44/pc 69/44/pc 73/47/c Singapore 90/77/t 89/77/t 91/77/pc Sydney 79/68/t 79/66/t 82/66/t Toronto 24/16/pc 38/33/i 46/27/sh Vancouver 52/41/c 50/43/sh 51/45/r Vienna 56/38/c 60/41/pc 62/42/sh Warsaw 51/38/pc 55/43/c 60/36/c Winnipeg 25/8/c 21/-5/pc 19/8/pc Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. A blustery day is in store for New England today as a powerful storm off the regions coast tracks to the north. Snow and blizzard contitions may still be seen along the regions coast with urries farther inland, back towards the Great Lakes. A push of cold, arctic air on the back side of this storm will extend from the Ohio Valley well into the South, reaching all the way to the Gulf Coast and Florida. Meanwhile, warmer weather is forecast to surge across the Plains with the exception of eastern Texas. National Forecast for March 26 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Partly cloudy and less humid today. Partly cloudy tonight. Rather cloudy tomorrow with a few showers. Friday: humid with showers and thunderstorms possible. Saturday: mostly cloudy with a few thunderstorms. On March 26, 1660, John Hull of Boston recorded a snowstorm that was the worst of the year. New England colonists learned that wintry weather could last into spring. Sunny to partly cloudy and less humid today. Winds north-northeast 7-14 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 35%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. New First Full Last Mar 30 Apr 7 Apr 15 Apr 22 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 59/40 62/42 63/43 59/50 65/52 66/52 66/52 65/55 65/55 67/51 71/54 71/54 66/57 69/62 72/65 71/64 62/36 61/44 60/48 68/51 69/51 67/55 70/50 70/50 68/54 71/64 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BWednesday, March 26, 2014 Family Features Only one meal has the power to pull even the most tired souls from the comfort of their beds a delicious, satisfying and beautiful brunch. With its prime positioning between breakfast and lunch, brunch has quite a following of hungry fans. Whether cel ebrating a special occasion or just because, whether its an upscale or laid-back theme youre after, brunch is an event in itself that brings people to gether with much anticipation.A savory selectionFor hosts who like to dabble in the classic morning compo nents of eggs, hashbrowns and other breakfast fare, there are plen ty of delicious recipes to serve up. Take this recipe for Den ver Hashbrown Omelet, which supplies all the comforts of the diner-menu staple but is very easy to make at home as the Hashbrowns from Hun gry Jack are ready to use, fully-seasoned and can be easily stored in your pantry.New take on an old favoriteFor a hearty, American spin on an Italian favorite, youll adore the simplicity of this recipe for Skillet Hashbrown Frittata. This golden, delicious egg dish features mouthwa tering turkey sausage, melted American cheese and Hungry Jack Original Hashbrowns. These easy-to-serve, shredded potatoes are made with 100 percent Idaho Potatoes, cook perfectly crispy every time and can be used in a number of different meals even those beyond the brunch table.Sweet and specialWhile savory meals certainly have their place at brunch, a sweet dish is a great comple ment and the perfect addition for a well-rounded menu. Look for recipes that combine the elements of sweet and salty, like this dish for Potato Cheese and Apple Tarts. Fresh red delicious apples, gooey Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese and the creamy, homemade taste of Hungry Jack Mashed Potatoes meld together for bite after delectable bite. For more delicious brunch recipes, visit www.hungryjack potatoes.com. CHEESY POTATO AND APPLE T ARTSPrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Yield: 12 servings (24 tarts) 1 1/3 cups Hungry Jack Mashed Potato Flakes 1 1/4 cups water 3 tablespoon butter, di vided 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1 cup shredded Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese 1 box (14 ounces) refrig erated pie crust, brought to room temperature 1 halved, cored and thinly sliced red delicious apple 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons chopped chives 1. Preheat oven to 400F. Heat water, 2 tablespoons of butter and salt to boiling in medium pot. Remove from heat, and stir in milk and mashed potato akes with fork until smooth. Add shredded Gouda or Jack cheese and stir until melted. 2. Cut pie crusts into 24 circles about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Using mini-mufn tin (with cups the size of 1 3/4-by-1-inch), place one pastry circle into each of 24 mufn cups, pressing slightly. Spoon about one table spoon potato and cheese lling into each cup. Place in oven and bake until pastry edges are golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes. 3. In small pan, melt remaining table spoon of butter. Add apple slices and saute until just tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and cook one more minute. When apple slices are cooled enough to handle, place a slice into each cup at an angle, trimming to t if necessary. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve. D ENVER HASHBROWN OMELETPrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrown Potatoes No-stick cooking spray 1 tablespoon butter 1 chopped onion, about 1 1/2 cups 1 diced green bell pepper, about 1 cup 8 eggs 1/2 cup milk (whole or 2 percent) 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup diced cooked ham 1. Preheat oven to 450F. Spray 9-by-13inch pan with no-stick cooking spray. 2. Fill hashbrown carton to ll line with hot water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. 3. Heat skillet over medium heat and add butter. After butter melts, add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 5 minutes. Whisk together eggs and milk in large mixing bowl. Add salt, potatoes, cheese, ham and vegetables; mix to combine. 4. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and starting to brown. Denver Hashbrown Omelet Skillet Hashbrown Frittata Cheesy Potato and Apple Tarts SKILLET HASHBROWN FRITTATAPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack Original Hashbrown Potatoes 4 turkey sausage patties or 6 links 6 slices turkey bacon 8 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce, based on brand of hot sauce or to taste Pinch ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup diced onion 4 slices or 2/3 cup shredded Ameri can or cheddar cheese 1. Fill hashbrowns carton to ll line with hottest tap water. Let stand 12 min utes. Drain any excess water. 2. Cook turkey sausage and bacon according to package direc tions. Crumble or chop. 3. Whisk eggs, milk, hot sauce and black pepper in bowl. Melt butter in 10or 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened. 4. Spread hashbrowns evenly in pan and part-way up sides. Cook without stirring until light golden brown and crisp on one side, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle crumbled sausage and bacon over potatoes. Pour eggs evenly over and arrange cheese on top. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low; cook until eggs are set in center and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Serve from pan or slide onto platter, then cut into wedges. M C Y K

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B2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Wednesday, March 26, 2014 B2 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 So over 7 Touching words? 14 Gently oats 19 Seinfeld cohort 20 1965 R&B #1 song with the repeated lyric Cant you see that Im lonely? 22 Too rich for me 23 He bested Leonidas at Thermopylae 25 Nick of Lorenzos Oil 26 Medicinal qty. 27 Dashed ID 28 Monitor setting, for short 29 Balloon 31 Off-roader, often 35 What an iPod plays in 36 Stuff in sacks 39 Flying sher 40 Roughhousing 41 Jokester 44 Glassfuls in restaurantes 45 Country buggy 47 Places for studs 48 Air 49 Annual draw for snocross fans 52 Union leader? 53 Close up 54 Like Advil or Aleve: Abbr. 55 That may be true, but 57 Its low for gas guzzlers: Abbr. 60 Home to King Harald V 62 ___ good cheer! 64 Doesnt bring up 65 Iconic feature of comedy 69 Line at the Louvre 70 Bomb shelter? 71 Sub side, maybe 72 D.D.E. challenger 73 Revenge R Us author 75 Sufx with peace 76 Bent beam 78 Biting remark? 79 Founder of Marvels School for Gifted Youngsters 87 Of two minds 88 TALK LIKE THIS! 89 Teen headache 90 Got back to, in a way 91 Prex with cycle 92 Give ones O.K. 93 Google datum 94 Robed performer 95 Nothing seems to go my way 97 Frequent problem faced by algebra students 100 Pump up 102 Chichi getaway 103 A street drug, briey 104 Rural call 107 Stoop 108 Horror ick starring Hum phrey Bogart as a mad scientist, with The 114 Something LOL-worthy 115 Water, wryly 116 Canadian coin named for a bird 117 The ___ Project (Fox comedy) 118 In hot water? 119 Thrive DOWN 1 Something dirty kept in a cell? 2 ___ de la Socit 3 Complain, complain, com plain 4 Kid-tested breakfast cereal 5 50/50 6 Admit it! 7 J.Los birthplace 8 Shot caller 9 Danger for Indiana Jones 10 Spring river breakup 11 Siren, say 12 Not so great 13 Member of the music in dustrys former Big Four 14 Part of a Napa Valley tour 15 Whack-___ 16 With 58-Down, a patient process? or a hint to two consecutive letters in the an swer to each of the seven starred clues 17 What one might go for a spin in? 18 Any cha in the cha-chacha 21 How lines of latitude run 24 Mount Zions land: Abbr. 30 Couples 31 Scratch, say 32 Rest stop 33 The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind per H.P. 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What does one per trans action, purchase or shop ping trip really mean? Understanding the ter minology and terms of your coupons can make a difference in how much or how little you save. Since the goal is for you to save as much as pos sible, I thought I would take the time to explain what a few of the most common terms mean. Limit one coupon per purchase 95 percent of all cou pons read this way. Per purchase means that if you want to buy four like items, you will need four coupons. Limit one coupon per transaction If you are buying 10 items in your shopping trip, then that is your transaction. If a coupon has a limit of per trans action, then you are able to do multiple trans actions if your store allows. It is up to your store to determine this. Most stores do not have a problem allowing multi ple transactions. If you are planning on multiple transactions, then you may consider the time you are shop ping and if there will be a long line. Yes, you have every right to be there, but you also have the right to be courteous to others that are not cou poning. If you know your orders will take up some time, consider asking the manager if he/she will open up a different lane for you. Limit four like cou pons in the same shopping trip Proctor and Gamble was the rst to add this to each coupon. It is their way of helping to con trol shelf clearing and making sure their prod uct is available for pur chase. This means that you can only use four of the same coupons, like Tide or Cascade, in one transaction. If you buy more than four Tide or Cascade, they will not al low your fth coupon. If the store does accept the coupon, they will not be reimbursed. If that hap pens, it is a lose-lose situation for everyone. Other common terms are: Blinkie: This is a cou pon that is found in the aisle usually in a red or black machine com monly called a blinkie machine or Smart Source coupon. Almost all of them have a red blinking light to catch the consumers atten tion. Mfg Q: Manufacturer coupon. TMF: Try Me Free Re bate. Tear Pad: A coupon found on a tear pad. BOGO: Buy One Get One Free. BOGO50%: Buy One Get One 50 percent off. OOP/Out of Pocket: What you will pay out of your pocket before rewards. ECB: Extra Care Buck (CVS bonus bucks). RR-Register Reward (Walgreens bonus bucks). Catalina: Coupon that prints at check out for use on your next pur chase. What are terms that you have come across?Tanya Senseney has over 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach oth ers how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Tan ya speaks at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Tanya for more information at Tanya@DivineSav ings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information.Learn the ABCs of coupon lingo SAVING S DIVATanya Senseney DEAR ABBY: I have been married almost 20 years. Eight years ago my wife began an emotion al affair with a co-worker. It lasted a year, until he left the company. Al though they never had sex, they did have some physi cal contact that most people would consider inappropriate, and my wife considered ending our marriage because of the feelings she had for him. She now says the episode was a huge mistake and she loves me more than ever. The problem is, she wrote many entries about him in a journal. I know she kept writing about him several years after they lost contact, including saying that she loved him more than a year after hed left. I want my wife to re move the portions of the journal pertaining to this guy. She doesnt want to. Im still hurting from this and am considering coun seling, but for now, what do you think? Should she get rid of the journal? CONSIDERING COUNSELINGDEAR CONSIDERING: Because you are still hurting seven years after the fact, stop consider ing counseling and get it NOW. If your wife is a seri ous journal writer and many people are that she would want her writ ings to remain intact in spite of the fact they re ect her emotional affair is not unusual. If thats the case, instead of insist ing she edit or destroy her journal, my advice is to stop reading it. DEAR ABBY: Im a 47-year-old man who was single until seven years ago. Then I met Maggie, the most wonderful wom an I had ever known. She wasnt the hotsy-totsy onenighter type I was used to. She was a real woman who fullled everything I had ever dreamed of (includ ing bringing a wonderful 4-year-old little girl into my life). The biological fa ther is out of the picture. Maggie had wrestled with some health issues nothing serious until last April, when she had sur gery. Complications set in, and I lost the only person who ever mattered, aside from our little girl. My question is, since we were never married, how do I refer to Maggie when relating what happened? I am in the process of adopting her daughter and explanations to strangers are tough. (Wow, youre taking on a child when you dont HAVE to?) How do I respond to these remarks? I know this is a multi-part question, but I have so many unan swered questions lately, I gured Id ask you for an opinion. GRIEVING IN MISSOURIDEAR GRIEVING: Although you and Maggie werent legally mar ried, you were a couple for some time. Im very sorry for your loss. It would be accu rate to refer to her as your late signicant other, your partner or longtime girl friend. I would like to compli ment you for stepping up to care for the girl when her biological father did not. And I do have sugges tions for how to respond to anyone insensitive enough to ask why you would take on a child you didnt have to. The rst would be to ig nore the question. The second would be to avoid such a person in the fu ture, and the third would be to reply, I love her like a daughter, want to make sure shes secure and pro vided for, and THATS why Im doing it.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Husband cant erase wifes journal writing about affair DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 DAILY COMMERCIAL B3 www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 Im all about making dinner easy, and Im all about taking as much help as I can get. My slow cook er is one of my most used kitchen items. It really surprises me how so many folks out there arent using this convenient little ap pliance. I think part of the reason for that is because peo ple have the misconception that slow cookers are just for making soup or that everything you put in there tastes like stew. If thats the case, yall are doing it wrong. You can make almost anything in that crock cooker from curries and pasta to white sh and stuffed peppers! (Folks who use our Crock Cooker Menus know all about that, but more on that a little later.) Yes, there are all kinds of things you can cook in that slow cooker of yours that you might not have thought about trying be fore, including the following: Meatloaf. First, mix up your favorite meat loaf recipe in a shape that will t in your slow cooker. Put a steamer basket or a small rack in the bottom of the crock insert. Take two 2-footlong pieces of alumi num foil, fold each piece in half and then in half again so that you end up with two 24-inch-long pieces of aluminum foil that are about 3 inches wide. Lay one piece of foil on top of the other (one verti cally and one horizontally) so that they cross in the middle of each strip. Place the meat loaf mixture on the aluminum strips, bringing the ends up over the top of the meatloaf. Join the ends of the aluminum foil so that you have a handle, which you will use to lift the meatloaf in and out of your slow cooker. Place the meat loaf (and the foil handle) in the slow cooker on top of the rack or steamer. Cook on low for seven hours. Ghee. Put eight sticks of butter in the slow cooker and leave it on low for about eight hours with something propping the lid open enough for steam to es cape (a wooden spoon works). Spoon the scum off the top of the two cups of liquid youre left with. Dont be tempted to scrape the sides and the bottom of the slow cooker to remove the burnt milk solids. When the liquid comes to room temperature, lter it through cheesecloth and into a jar. Store ghee in the fridge or in the cupboard. Baked sweet potatoes. To make easy work out of baked sweet pota toes, wash ve or six sweet potatoes and place them in the slow cooker. Cook on low for seven hours. Oats. If you like hav ing oatmeal for breakfast in the morning, why not let your slow cooker prepare it for you while you sleep? Put a cup of steel cut oats and 3.5 cups of water or milk in the slow cooker. Add any combination of fruit and seasonings that you want. I would suggest cinnamon, apples, rai sins and a bit of vanilla. Cook on low for six to eight hours. Artichokes. Prep your artichokes by trimming the spiny tips from the leaves and trimming about an inch off the top of the artichoke. Give them a good clean ing and then put them stem side down in the slow cooker. Sprinkle the artichokes with salt, pepper and the juice of half a lemon. Add a bit of water and cook on low for six to seven hours. Yogurt. Put eight cups of milk in the slow cook er and cook on low for 2.5 hours. Turn the slow cooker off, and let sit with the lid on for three hours. Remove the lid just long enough to add half a cup of plain yo gurt with live cultures to the milk, then cover again. Wrap a towel over the top and around the slow cooker. You want a dark and insulated place for those cultures to hang out. After about 12 hours, you have yo gurt!Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. Find out more at www.savingdinner.com.Surprising things to prepare in your slow cooker DINNER DIVALeanne Ely The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com Who doesnt like mac and cheese? I think I might have lived off it during my ear ly 20s. I even used to eat it cold and didnt mind at all. I also liked to cover it in hot sauce and put it on a hot dog. But now if I am going to make mac and cheese, I really like to try and jazz it up and nd different in gredients that might make it even better. This recipe that I have for you does just that. It has the usual suspects of pasta and a rich cheese sauce, however it also has shrimp, broccoli and arti chokes. Artichokes are an un derutilized food, if you ask me. They usually nd themselves paired with spinach and cream cheese and being stabbed at with tortilla chips. Although I do enjoy a good spinach and artichoke dip, I think artichokes can be added to so many other things and in this case, its some mac and cheese. This recipe calls for shrimp, but you could sub just about anything you thought would go well with it. If you like canned tuna, it might make a re ally cool tuna casserole or maybe some grilled chick en and spicy Italian sausage. For a wine pairing, I would get a good glass of Sauvignon Blanc from California and after top ping your mac and cheese with some feta, take a bite and enjoy. Cheers, Chef.SHRIMP AND ARTICHOKE MAC AND CHEE SE 1/2 tsp. olive oil 1 cup herb marinated arti choke hearts 1 cup blanched broccoli 8 oz. cooked, frozen shrimp 3 cups barilla penne pasta, cooked 2 cups vegetable stock 8 oz. cheddar cheese sauce 1 cup fresh green scallions, sliced thin 4 tbs. crumbled feta cheese 1. Spray the pan with 1/8 tsp. of olive oil. To the pan add: 1/4 cup marinated artichoke hearts, 1/4 cup broccoli, 1/4 cup shrimp, 3/4 cup penne pasta, 1/2 cup vegetable stock, 1/4 cup (2 oz.) cheddar cheese sauce. 2. Stir all ingredients together, bring to a simmer and heat all of the ingredients through to 165. Add 1/4 cup green onion. 3. Stir to combine well, and place the hot pasta into a bowl. Garnish with 1 tbsp. of feta cheeseTim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heart land Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at tim miespain@iammorrison.com/.Not your everyday mac and cheese CHEFS CORNERTim Spain S I C K O F B R A I L L E W A F T S E L A I N E R E S C U E M E I M O U T X E R X E S I O F P E R S I A N O L T E T S P S S N R E S S W E L L U P F O U R X F O U R S T E R E O B U R L A P E R N R O W D Y W A G A G U A S S H A Y L O B E S M I E N T H E W I N T E R X G A M E S L O N G U S E A L O T C T H I N G I S M P G O S L O B E O F O M I T S G R O U C H O M A R X M U S T A C H E M E T R O S I L O S L A W A E S R L S T I N E N I K L B A R S I C E M P R O F E S S O R X A V I E R T O R N S H O U T A C N E R S V P D U N I B L E S S H I T G E I S H A P O O R M E S O L V E F O R X E N T H U S E S P A X T C B A A D E I G N R E T U R N O F D O C T O R X A H O O T A D A M S A L E L O O N I E M I N D Y S T E E P E D D O W E L L CROSSWORD S OLUTION M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com CLUBS & ORGANIZATI O NS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Garden Club of Sebring hosted its Annual Luncheon Card Party on March 6 with more than 130 partici pants in attendance. For an $8 entry fee, guests brought their fa vorite board or card game and the club pro vided a delicious luncheon consisting of nger sandwiches, homemade mini quiche, veggie cup, cheese/fruit kabob, ham roll-up and cookies. The luncheon was planned and prepared by member Linda Morwick. Along with lunch, there were many door prizes, a 50/50, a silent auction with several really nice items such as potted or chids, gift baskets, sever al gift cards and a money tree. Plants were also sold and given as prizes. The Garden Club met its goal for its scholarship fundraiser for Sebring stu dents.Day of games helps Garden Club reach goal Courtesy photoPlenty of fun mixed well with raising money for the Garden Club of Sebrings scholarship funds.Author sets book signingsLocal author Mary Bailey is proud to an nounce the release of the nal book in her Jesus My Son trilogy, Jesus My Son: Marys Journal of Jesus Final Days. She will be holding book signings at the following locations: Wings of Eagles, Lake Placid, March 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cindys Gifts, Lakeshore Mall, March 29, 2-6 p.m. Sebring Christian Church, March 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Marys heartfelt journal entries offer a fresh per spective of the days leading up to and including the crucixion, resurrec tion, and ascension. After Jesus ascended to join His Father, her Lord reached down and patted Mary on the back. Well done, my dear child, you have nur tured our earthly son well. Now, He is My Heavenly Son. Did His words lessen Marys pain? Remember, she was only human. Bailey retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky after working as a technology profession al for more than 30 years. Shortly after retirement, she began working on a MAMAW degree and now has seven grandchildren. She and her husband still live in Kentucky, but be come snowbirds and y to Sebring to enjoy the win ter sunshine. Discover more about Bailey and Jesus My Son on her website www.jesu smyson.com. All of here books are also available on her website and www. amazon.com.Garden Club to have booth at Mall FestivalAVON PARK The Avon Park Founders Garden Club will have a booth at the corner of Main Street and Butler Avenue dur ing the Springtime on the Mall Festival in Avon Park Friday and Saturday. The club will be selling caladium bulbs, plants, decorative pots and Yard Junque. They will also be giving away seed packets. There will also be a dis play board showing yards that have been presented with the Yard of the Month award.Promenaders plan Student NightLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders are hosting a Student Night on Thursday. Square and round dance students currently in lessons will be admitted without charge. Jennie Martin will begin cueing early rounds at 7 p.m., and Nelson Wakeman will begin call ing at 7:30 p.m. The dance will be held at Sunshine RV Resort on State Road 70, 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27. Visitors are al ways welcome and square dance attire is option al. For more info, call Jim 863-243-1226.Womans Club plans partySEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebrings dessert card and board game party will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Gamers may bring a lunch, but dessert and beverages will be provid ed as part of the $3 admission. The winner at each table will receive a mon etary prize. The gener al public, both men and women, are encouraged to join the fun. Call Cathy Vizer at 4711667 or Rusty Sherman at 655-0105 to reserve a table.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID This weeks roll call showed the club had another net loss for the week, however this meeting was dedicated to honoring the 2013 queen and division winners. Ethel Emanuel is the chapter queen. She met her goal and became a KOPS on June 2, 2013. Joan Dunn, who is a 10-year KOPS, had the chapters second high est honor by crowning the new queen. Past years queens were intro duced and they are: 2011 Beverly Ditmar; 2010 Linda Haidle; 2009 Laverda Alvis, with run ner-up Barbara Huff; 2008 Theresa Rhodes; 2007 Carolyn Rider; 2006 chapter and state king Jim Butt and queen Karen Goodwin; 2005 Sue Otteson; 2004 Barbara Heitazenrater; 2003 Joan Dunn; and 2002 Jean Pace. Division winners in Division 3 are Carolyn Mead rst place and June Elam second place. Division 4 are Jerri Gage, rst and Ethel Emanuel, second with Bernice Lambert alternate. The KOPS who were never out of their lee way for 2013 are Joan Dunn, Barbara Huff, Ethel Emanuel, and Elaine Orr. They were presented with a black K charm. Joan Dunn received her 10-year KOPS pin and Barbara Huff her ve-year KOPS pin. Vi Christian was given an award for perfect at tendance, her third year, and Barbara Huff for being program chairman this past year. This chapter meets every Monday at the Womens Club in Lake Placid. Weigh-in is be tween 3-3:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 4. SNAP S HOT S LO C A L CLUBS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Dr. Juan Alvarez was the speaker at the Lake Placid Noon Rota ry Clubs luncheon on Thursday, March 20. Alvarez is with the Florida Joint & Spine In stitute. He received his undergraduate degree at Boston University and his medical degree from the University of Florida. He is Ivy-league trained and board cer tied in joint replacement. Alvarez takes full ad vantage of technology and computer navigation in performing advanced joint re placement surgery. He performs the quadsparing total kneed re placement, anterior hip replacements and ro botic surgery. His residency was in orthopedic surgery at the hospital in the Univer sity of Pennsylvania and he is board certied in orthopedic surgery. Al varez has been in private practice for more than 12 years, eight of those years in associa tion with Florida Hospital. He has recently im plemented a program of Rapid Recovery Joint Replacements. Florida Hospital made this pos sible by purchasing the necessary equipment and training their staff in the new procedures. Alvarez strives each day to provide the high est level of quality care to each and every pa tient. He can be reached at 385-2222 or you can set up an appoint ment at www.oridajointspine.com.Alvarez speaks to LP Rotarians Courtesy photoAvon Park Meals on Wheels hosted March for Meals Community Champions Week March 17-21. Local volunteer Vernon Yost (left) and City Councilman Terry Heston participate in the event to show their support for the communitys homebound and hungry seniors. March for Meals is a national campaign during the month of March that seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community.MARCH FOR MEALS Courtesy photoSeven-year-old Kara Benson, daughter of Kelly Johnson of Sebring, shows the 11 inches of her hair she recently had cut off to donate to the Locks of Love organization.LOCKS OF LOVE M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 CLUBS & ORGANIZATI O NS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The March meeting of the Avon Park Founders Gar den Club was held at the home of Betty Han nah. The program for the meeting was a presenta tion on how to make Gar den Junque using recycled materials. Betty Hannah and Betty Scott presented the program. They showed the club members how to turn old dishes, glassware, lamp parts, jewelry, door x tures and just about any thing else you are throwing out, into beautiful decorative art pieces to place in your yard. Han nah has several pieces in her yard and members were impressed by the birdbath, bird feeders and soon-to-be fairie garden that she has made using recycled materials. Some pieces of Gar den Junque will be for sale at the booth that the club will have at the Avon Park Sprintime on the Mall Festival on Friday and Saturday. The club will also be selling caladi um bulbs, decorative pots and plants grown by the club members. Look for their booth at the corner of Main Street and Butler Avenue. During the business meeting, Anita Helbig an nounced that the March Yard of the Month Award was presented to Pamela Gombita of 1351 Memo rial Drive. Pictures of the yard were shown. Helbig also informed the mem bers of the times for the Springtime on the Mall Festival and a work sched ule was set up. Members were reminded to have their plants at the site be fore 8 a.m. A letter was read from Pat Shira of District IX thanking the club for its donation to the Therapy through Plants program at Avon Park Correctional Institution. A discussion was held concerning the location for a tree to be plant ed for Florida Arbor Day. Suggestions were made for the type of tree to be planted. Rosie Lon ganecker will check on prices for the tree. Evelyn Delk informed the club of the guid ed tour of the wildower trails at South Florida State College. There is also a display at the museum at the college, featuring the pygmy fringe tree. Jody Grifng and Mick ey Bernir assumed the job of nominating commit tee to present a slate of ofcers for next year. President Hannah reminded the club of the regional conference and the Dis trict I meeting to be held in Lake Placid in May. The next meeting of the club will be held at 10 a.m. May 8 with a pro gram on planting by the cycles of the moon. Anyone interested in at tending this meeting can phone 452-1927 for the location.Avon Park Garden Club learns about Garden Junque Courtesy photoBetty Hannah (left) and Betty Scott gave a demonstration on creating Garden Junque with recycled materials during the recent Avon Park Founders Garden Club meeting. Courtesy photoRick Ingler, president of the Veterans Council of Highlands County Inc., recently received $2,000 from the American Legion Post 74 Ladies Auxiliary. The proceeds are earmarked to be used for the Veterans Food Pantry, housed at the Veteran Services Ofce. American Legion Auxiliary collected the funds from a Red Bag Auction and Dinner and added funds from the American Legion Poppy Drive. In front of the Veterans Food Pantry are (from left) Carol West, assistant county Veteran Services ofcer, Auxiliary member Charlotte Workman, Ingler, and Auxiliary members Laurie Arnado and Kathy Richards.LADIES A UXILIARY DONATES TO VETERANS Special to the News-SunSEBRING When members of the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring en tered the clubhouse March 10, they were pleasantly surprised by the Mex ican theme on the dining and buffet tables. The wonderful self-serve taco bar catered by Garcia Catering of Avon Park was delicious, bountiful and en joyed by all. Chairwoman Johnell West intro duced her co-chairwoman, Terry Comeau, who told the membership about some facts regarding Mexico. Comeau said Mexico is one-fth the size of the United States with a pop ulation of 120 million people. In the 1990s, Mexico became an oil supply nation and in 1996, Mexico, in part nership with the United States and Canada, formed the North American Free Trade Act. Comeau also talked about the holi days celebrated by the Mexican people. One quaint fact is that Christmas is held on Dec. 15, but the Mexican children have to wait until Jan. 5 to re ceive their Christmas gifts. A general meeting was then held and the membership was reminded of the Womens Apparel Flea Market on March 22 and the Tasters Luncheon, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 5.Womans Club of Sebring learns about Mexico Courtesy photoHal Wilson works on a very special night at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Thursday night Bingo night. Wilson works setup, verier of numbers, calls Bingo, runs the 50-50 drawings, sells paper at the beginning and makes coffee.LAKE PLA CID ELK OF THE MONTH M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com Placid Lakes Party LineBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID Carol Kelly, RN will be at the Town Hall ofrom 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, providing blood pressure screening, and offering some healthy, keep t exercises for those with limited mobil ity. Carol is scheduled for the fourth Thursday of the month. Our Get Well wish es go to Suzanne Kreuger, who is on the mend after surgery. The Placid Lakes Social Circle will meet Thursday, April 3 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. Sign-up sheets for the June 3 din ner theatre show MidLife Crisis, Fireworks Dinner Cruise in July. Also, plans for the Dalton Gang Cook-Out. Hand and Foot card night will take place April 14 at the town hall starting at 5 p.m. Call Joyce at 6996331 or Bonnie 465-4888. The Pioneers need your help providing some in formation. Here are some of the questions we need answered: Who was the pilot for August Toblers private plane? Who was the original bartender at the PLCC? We know Lake Groves Road West was the runway for Toblers and others planes, do you know who made sure the runway was lit up for landing? This is just a tip of the iceberg. We need facts that will be captured and cat alogued with the express purpose of preserving the heritage of Placid Lakes by creating a historical leg acy through the efforts of the newly formed Placid Lakes Pioneer group. The next meeting is scheduled for April 17 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. You are a Pioneer if you lived here during the forma tive years, or your kin did. Join this very interesting group, and bring any and all stuff from the good ole days to show and tell. We need you. More Painted Buntings have been spot ted, and the migration begins. Ducks are busy nding their apartments, and the nches can now be called Goldnches as they get rid of their win ter coat to make their way up North. They are very smart this year, waited a little before getting their ight-plan together. The Whip-o-Wills are letting us know theyre around, and the Big-Mouth Wrens, too. And the Wren is one of the smallest birds, with the loudest song!Town and Country Mobile Home ParkBy Janet DaySEBRING Our weather has been so delightful; it seems spring had sprung in Sebring for a couple of weeks. We hope northbound snowbirds nd the same is true when they reach their destina tion. As many prepare to travel north, we welcome back Rod Blaise as he re turned from an extended time in Vermont. (Brrrr) I referenced the Chili Cook-off last article. The evening was successful and Town and Country top chili cooks were Bill Mattson with New England Road Kill (rst prize), Bette Chapel (sec ond) and Daphne Rigel (third). Congratulations to all! The slave auction ap parently raised little inter est to our retired folks. A fun evening was enjoyed by all though. March has been quite busy with breakfasts, lun cheons and the annual spaghetti dinner. A special luncheon for the shufe board group was held on March 21. The shufers have had a great season with more than 20 play ers some weeks. Keep up the good works, guys and gals, and thanks to Wendy for the recognition lun cheon. Janet Johns has had a faithful group for movie night on alternat ing Wednesdays. If any one missed the Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop program on March 14, you missed a great evening. Our Richard Eade com posed much of the script with his co-hort, Ken Hockin. Congratulations, gentlemen; it was a fan tastic show! A delightful quar tet (Friends) from the Heartland Harmonizers entertained at the March Homeowners Association meeting. DeAnne Angelo was welcomed as our most recent park resident. Dee is Shirley and Dwaine Lowes daughter. Everyone has enjoyed having Jerry and Nancy Barber as ten ants this winter. The Barbers are a welcome ad dition to most park functions. We hope they decide to return next season. Homes are available. Manager Kim King in formed us she needs to have in writing permis sion for residents to use someone elses driveway. She also needs reserva tions if someone wishes to utilize the clubhouse for other than normal HOA functions. Shirley Lowe made an appeal for The Salvation Armys food do nation box; it was agreed we would bring food do nations to monthly meetings and dinners. A beautiful hand-carved gavel was presented to HOA President Mark Sims by Tom Bogaczyk. Thank you to Jim Lewis for tak ing our retired ags to a local agency for prop er disposal. Nell Hayes of Highlands County Sheriff Department will attend the April 7 HOA meeting with any updat ed information relative to Neighborhood Watch Program. It is always a pleasure to have Nell at tend. Wendy Johnson announced the HOA annual pool party will be April 5 with chicken furnished and pot luck for remain der of dinner. Social hour at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5. Please sign up in the clubhouse. Chuck and I enjoyed the Royal Lipizzan Horse Show at their Myakka City ranch recently. We learned later that neighbors the Deacons and Cavells were also attendees. I be lieve we all shared positive feelings concerning the excellence of the lady riders and horses. Thank you to whoever placed the poster in the clubhouse. Several residents were hospitalized this month to include Joyce Glassbrook, Marion Farezoco, Marie Barber and Wanda Bogaczyk. Marie Barber has been in rehab after knee surgery but re turned home on March 21. Our heartfelt thoughts to Marie and Allen after a U.S. 27 auto accident. Some tragic happen ings have occurred on that highway this past year, and we are sorry the Barbers were included. Other residents have been attacked by the inuenza virus and experienced lin gering illness. Best wishes for rapid recovery to all. Congratulations to Bill LaPeer for selection of House of the Month for March by our managers. Best wishes to all April birthday folks Ken Taylor, Lynn Cavell, Ana DeLaMata, Edwina Williams, Roger Deacon, Syl Kreuser, Mary Demler, Mary Lichtle, Paul Henneberry, Mark Sims, Wolfgang Topp, Marion Farezoco, Allen Barber, and Alan Roberts. Safe travel and a blessed summer to all northern residents.Tropical Harbor EstatesBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID We have green shamrocks hanging from the ceiling, meaning our clubhouse has been decorated for St. Patricks Day. Thanks to Charlotte Charlton and her volunteers. Movie-goers enjoyed a hilarious matinee March 17 called The North Avenue Irregulars. Im sure it was funny in 1979 when it came out and the Walt Disney Production was still funny in the year 2014. Our chairperson, Brenda Knoche, informed us that we took in $175 for Senior Care Services and she thanked everyone for their donations. Monday coffee on St. Patricks Day was made and hosted by Kris Tyfair, Faith Finnigan and Lorna Hodgdon. They served sugar cookies topped with green candies. Donna Vanden Bergh was our congenial emcee. It was her last time and we en joyed her distinctive style. Donna called on Carol Noel for the Sunshine Report. Glenn Horton and Evelyn Guiney have been ill; there are thinking of you cards to sign. Alvin Loritz and Pat Wahl are in the hospital. Harold and Sandra Browns daughter has passed away. Please sign all cards so the recip ients known that they are in our thoughts. Donna also read the birthdays for the week and the Kilbrides were present, Donna on March 19 and Kendall on March 22. We sang Happy Birthday to them with the help of Ruth Ann Walls playing the piano. How do you like your burritos? Come Thursday at 5 p.m. and build your own. Would you rather have chicken or beef? All table service, drinks and desserts are provided. This meal on March 27 is a fun draiser for the Memorial Committee in this park. The dinner is $6. On March 29 is our Choral Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Ruth Pilgun is the director and Ruth Ann Walls is the pianist. Come and enjoy. Refreshments will be served after the program. The ticket for the concert is $3. A 90th birthday cele bration for Lowell Andy Anderson was given on March 15. Approximately 95 family and friends stopped by the club house to wish the birthday boy well. Their family wrote, Our parents are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends in the park that they have come to know and love. We thank you so much. A big family dinner was held for Gertrude Burgans 95th birthday on March 16. The celebration was held at Helen Burgans home. Gertrude enjoyed her party and all her gifts. Fred and Julie Foland have had a house guest, Dana Howe. The friends visit was short and she will be moving on. The corned beef and cabbage dinner was held Monday. The corned beef was tender and so were the vegetables. Some 200 people were served. Louis Wackershauser spent most of the day in the clubhouse kitchen and so did a lot of the other volunteers. At Ladies Coffee on March 18, Marilyn Cromer made the cof fee and led the meeting. Marilyn said that 35 peo ple came to the noon car ry-in lunch on March 11. Vickie Echelberry report ed on our STR8UP Youth Ministry fund. Vickie bought paper products for the Youth House. The rst of the month is coming, which means the mens pancake breakfast April 5. The Tropical Harbor Chorus will present a pro gram at 7 p.m. March 29 in the clubhouse. Ruth Pilgun is the director and Ruth Ann Walls is the pia nist. Tickets are $3. The mens lunch out was held at the Placid Lakes Country Club on March 18. Twenty-two men were present. The ladies went to the Jacaranda Hotel in Avon Park on Main Street. Eight-one women en joyed the buffet and the ambience. Doris True and Paula Bannister host ed the luncheon and the door prize rafe. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your en emies Nelson MandelaScoreboardParty Bridge scores for Woodhaven Estates are: First Laurie LaBerge Second Larry Bouseld Third Eric Wickstrom Duplicate Bridge: First Margaret Bouseld and Bob Helton Second Eric and Sandra Wickstrom Third Betty Frizzell and Ken Meyer FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 Holly BivinsDenzel and Marcie Bivins of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Holly Jo, at 12:26 p.m. on March 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Holly weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inch es in length. Maternal grandmother is Lorri Lammie of Sebring.Noah BranningGreg Branning and Casey Peacock, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Noah Gregory Branning, at 3:10 p.m. on March 8, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Noah weighed 8 pounds at birth and was 20.5 inch es in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Daniel and Carla Notestine of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Gregory Branning of Sebring, and Alicia Branning and Dave Heidtman, both of Indiana.Messiah PhillipsPatrick and Latisha Phillips of Avon Park an nounce the birth of a son, Messiah Elijha, at 12:13 p.m. on March 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Messiah weighed 7 pounds at birth. Maternal grandmother is Laverne Douglas, also of Avon Park.Asia RobinsonMaurice Robinson and Melinda Burns of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Asia Robinson, on March 18, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Asia weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18.5 inch es in length.Cason RomanikJoseph and Jessica Romanik of Sebring an nounce the birth of a son, Cason John, at 4:26 p.m. on March 6, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Cason weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ray Pugh of Newtown, Pa. and Teresa Sullivan of Sebring. Paternal grand parents are Alfred and Mary Romanik of Sebring.Gabriella TorresJose III and Jennifer Torres of Wauchula an nounce the birth of a daughter, Gabriella Marie, at 12:05 p.m. on March 8, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Gabriella weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Clayton and Tina Carpenter of Frostproof. Paternal grandparents are Jose Torres Jr. and Patricia Trevino.Victoria WacasterKeith Rusty and Elizabeth Wacaster of Sebring announce the birth of a daugh ter, Victoria Willow, at 7:38 a.m. on March 18, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Victoria weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Viki Sager. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Pat Wacaster.Ethan WherryDustin Wherry and Jessica Gavagni, both of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a son, Ethan Abraham Wherry, at 11:40 a.m. on March 7, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Ethan weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Sesto and Alane Gavagni of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are Lori and Robert Wherry, also of Lake Placid. CELEBRATIONS BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Ridge Area Arc will offer a Safe Staff Foodhandler Certicate program from 5:309 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Ridge Area Arcs main campus. Anyone in the food ser vice industry or those who are interested in work ing in the eld and want to obtain a certicate can enroll in this class being taught by a Certied Pro fessional Food Manager. Florida law requires that all food service employees be trained in an approved food safety program. A public food service es tablishment has 60 days from the date of hire to train their employees with a Florida approved food safety training program. This includes all em ployees responsible for food storage, preparation, display or any service of food and beverages. Even volunteer organizations (churches, clubs and oth er non-prots) serving food should have their food workers trained in a food safety program. The SafeStaff Foodhan dler Training Program is the contracted program of the Department of Busi ness and Professional Regulation. The class will cover the six mandat ed key food safety principles: 1. Ensuring proper personal hygiene; 2. Pre venting cross-contamination; 3. Controlling time and temperature when handling food; 4. Proper cleaning and sanitizing; 5. The causes and effects of major foodborne illness es; and 6. Ensuring proper vermin control. A study guide will be provided and given to each student. A certi cate and an original wallet card will also be presented to the students at the end of the class that will be valid for three years. Stu dents only need to bring to class a No. 2 pencil and a picture ID. Cost is $15 per student and must be paid in ad vance by 5 p.m., Friday, April 11. There will be no refunds for students not attending the class since books have to be ordered in advance but a substi tution of another person can be made. Checks can be made payable to Ridge Area Arc and mailed to 120 W. Col lege Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825 or stop by the Arc administration ofce on College Drive to make a payment. When submit ting payment, include your name, birthdate, ad dress and phone number. For more details or to ver ify there is still an opening, call 452-1295, ext. 124. The class will be taught in Ridge Area Arcs train ing room at the workcenter, 120 W. College Dr., Avon Park. Students must show up promptly at 5:30 p.m. The Foodhandler Train ing Program is a new ser vice being provided to the community by Ridge Area Arc. Arc is a local nonprot charitable organi zation that offers training and education to individ uals with disabilities. The Foodhandler program is open to all individuals.Foodhandler class planned at Arc MetroRidge Area Arc will offer a SafeStaff Foodhandler Certicate program from 5:30-9 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Ridge Area Arcs main campus. DAVID BAUDERAP Television WriterNEW YORK One month in, NBCs genera tional trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the To night show is succeeding beyond the hopes of exec utives who engineered it. Fallons fast start is clear in television ratings and even more stark in social media metrics. While too early to declare a new king of late-night TV, the tran sition is a marked change from how badly NBC fum bled the short-lived switch from Leno to Conan OBrien in 2009. As a guy whos been doing this for 36 years, I dont allow myself to think about this level of suc cess, said Ted Harbert, NBC broadcasting chair man. NBC had hoped for an increase in young view ers and steeled itself to lose some of Lenos older fans, but Fallons reception was a surprise. When Fallon premiered on Tonight during the Olympics, the franchise hit numbers unseen since Johnny Carsons last week in 1992. Things have set tled down but Fallon is still comfortably on top. Dur ing the week of March 1014, Fallon averaged 4.26 million viewers to Jim my Kimmels 2.83 million on ABC and David Letter mans 2.78 million on CBS, the Nielsen company said. Fallon has consistent ly topped the 4.1 million viewers that Leno aver aged this season before leaving. Fallons lead over his ri vals is more pronounced among viewers aged 18to-49, the demographic NBC bases its advertising sales upon. Fallon and NBC embrace the way many early-tobed consumers experience late-night television these days: by watching clips of a shows best moments online. The YouTube clip of Fallon and Will Smith acting out the evolution of hip-hop dancing has been seen more than 12.8 million times. Fallons lipsync duel with Paul Rudd on songs by Tina Turner, Foreigner and Queen has nearly 9 million views. Other popular clips show Fallon, singer Idina Menzel and the Roots per forming Let it Go with childrens instruments and the sliced-and-diced ver sion of newsmen Brian Williams and Lester Holt on Rappers Delight. Each segment is funny, good-natured and utterly impossible to imagine Fal lons old-school predecessor doing. What I notice in peo ples reactions is not just that they like the show and think that its fun ny, but they like the feelgood spirit, Harbert said. Theres a total absence of snarkiness, of cynicism. Its just there to make you feel good before you go to sleep. The anti-show biz style pioneered by Letterman isnt dead, said Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Televi sion and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. But it may have run its course to some extent, he said, and Fallons sincerity di lutes the pure snark of Letterman and OBrien. Fallon has been able to change the equation, he said. Hes made his mark despite a more crowded competitive landscape, with OBrien, Jon Stew art, Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler and Arsenio Hall also mining late-night laughs. During his rst month, Fallon generated more than 120 million You Tube views, Twitter mentions and Facebook posts, the research rm Relish MIX said. Thats more than double Kimmel, who had 57 million in the same so cial media metric. Letter man had 2.3 million. That lopsidedness is a huge wake-up call to writ ers, producers of latenight, network marketing departments and oth er series in all genres that they must feed the beast or die, said Marc Karzen, RelishMIX spokesman. Friday nights routine with Kevin Bacon revis iting some Footloose dance moves quick ly caught re online, and video highlights had been watched 7.3 million times as of early Monday.Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on Tonight showAs a guy whos been doing this for 36 years, I dont allow myself to think about this level of success.Ted Harbert NBC broadcasting chairman Associated PressWASHINGTON A week before a self-im posed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is com mitted to protecting peoples privacy. CEOs from Facebook, Google, Netix and oth ers spent more than two hours with Obama in the Oval Ofce discuss ing their concerns about NSA spying programs, which have drawn out rage from tech companies whose data have been scooped up by the government. Joining Obama and the CEOs were Obamas com merce secretary, homeland security adviser, and counselor John Po desta, whom Obama has tasked with leading a re view of privacy and big data. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his col leagues departed the White House without speaking to reporters. The White House said Obama gave the CEOs an update on the big data review, which is ex amining the complex and evolving relation ship between the government, its citizens and their private informa tion. The president reiter ated his administrations commitment to taking steps that can give peo ple greater condence that their rights are be ing protected while preserving important tools that keep us safe, the White House said in a statement. Separate from the big data review, Obama in January directed the government to develop and present alternatives for who should store the phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans that the NSA holds. Obama gave the Justice Department until March 28 to report back, with an eye toward even tually stripping the massive data collection from the governments hands. That review and oth er limits on secret spy ing were prompted by disclosures from former NSA systems analyst Ed ward Snowden that enraged Internet companies like Google when it was alleged that the NSA had secretly tapped into the main commu nications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. In the lead-up to Fri days meeting, Zuckerberg took to his own Facebook page to strongly condemn Obamas administration for its secret spying tac tics, following reports that the NSA had once used spoofs of the social network to infect com puters with malware.Obama, Internet CEOs talk privacy M C Y K

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com CLASSIFIEDSBHF &Co 2 months experience needed40 Temporary workers needed in Pontotoc, MS from approximately May 1, 2014 Nov 3, 2014. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Clearing ground o f rocks, sticks & roots by hand, General field & fence maintenance. Preparing the ground for planting. Manually weeding fields by hand or using hand tools. Participate in irrigation activities. Set up, operate and repair irrigation systems. Load & unload boxes on trucks or trailers. Repair, maintain and clean all hand tools and mechanical equipment prior to and after use. (All tools will be provided at no cost to workers) Work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Workers maybe ask to operate farm equipment, cotton pickers, combine, drive tractors in fields and any other equipment related to the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops. Safety training for use o f farm equipment and tractors will be provided. Sweet Potatoes Covering potatoes with use of bedding machine & covering with plastic. Cut slips by hand with knife, place in boxes to load & unload onto trucks. Riding mechanical transplanter and loading slips in planting cups Divining plants by hand. Use of mechanical digging equipment to dig potatoes. May also harvest potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potatoes by size quality or type. Two months experience needed for hand cutting slips and use of mechanical transplanter & mechanical diggers. May also plant, cultivate & harvest the following: Cotton Wrap ties around cotton bales, banding/unbanding, moving bales with dolly, loosening bales and loading bales on tractor. Thin out young cotton, keep wet cotton separate from dry cotton. Purple Hull Peas, Watermelons, Beans and Corn The majority of the workday is spent on ones feet and outdoors. Workers may stand in one place for any period of time. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift. Work is performed in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required job duties. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the worker on the day the work commences. Workers will be paid the highest o f $9.87 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 662-842-2175, AL 256-259-1835, LA 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672, using job orde r MS92289. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000203TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11522 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0990-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1 BLOCK 99 PLACID LAKES SECTION 19,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: NAZLY CHAR; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 23rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 21st day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk March 19,26; April 2,9,2014 The Community Redevelopment Agency annual report 2012-2013 is available at the Sebring CRA office 863-471-5104 and the City of Sebring Clerks office 863-471-5100 located at 368 South Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK,395 CR 17A WEST,AVON PARK,FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF TO AN AUCTIONEER ON APRIL 16,2014 AT 10:00 AM.ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Toby Watkins 217 Konrod Clarke 230 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORDS LIEN MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS,UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. March 26; April 2,2014 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida Statutes at 10:00 a.m.on At 1118 WEIGLE AVE., Sebring,Florida 33870. SALE DATE 4/14/14 1988 BEAC 17N430129HW006243 March 26,2014 NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate,including unmatured,contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE,ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is February 15,2014. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 26,2014. Personal Representative: RANDALL ASHBAUGH 535 Brookwood Point Place,Apt.122 Simpsonville,SC 29681 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R.RHOADES,P.A. Florida Bar No.:308714 Clifford R.Rhoades,P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring,Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 service@crrpalaw.com March 26; April 2,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-83 IN RE:ESTATE OF GAYLE A.ASHBAUGH a/k/a Gayle A.Ashbaugh,Jr., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent,the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending,and the file number are indicated above.The address of the court is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870.The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate,even if that claim is unmatured,contingent or unliquidated,you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS IN THE PROBATE COURT NOTICE OF HEARING CASE NUMBER:2013-ES-45-00320 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF:WILLIAMSBURG IN THE MATTER OF: Warren Robuck Muldrow,Jr. (Decedent) DATE:May 27,2014 TIME:10:00 a.m. PLACE:Williamsburg County Probate Court, Alex Chatman Judicial Complex,147 West Main Street,Kingstree,South Carolina 29556 PURPOSE OF HEARING: Angelo Muldrow is petitioning to be appointed Personal Representative.The hearing is on this request. Executed this 5th day of March,2014. Signature:Helen T.McFadden Print Name:Helen T.McFadden,Esquire Address:Post Office Box 658 Lake City,South Carolina 29560 Telephone:(Work):(843) 374-1628 E-mail helenmcfadden@sabblaw.com Relationship to Decedent/Estate: Attorney for the Petitioner NOTE:Probate court recommends that all interested parties be represented by council licensed to practice law in South Carolina.If any interested party wishes to represent him/herself,he/she will be required to adhere to the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and South Carolina Rules of Evidence. March 19,26; April 2,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-54 IN RE:ESTATE OF WILHELMINA DUNN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILHELMINA DUNN,deceased,whose date of death was December 10,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and 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 19,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte Pember 71 Boat Ramp Road Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W.Roy Wilkes Attorney for Charlotte Pember Florida Bar Number:0608475 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Telephone:(863)699-2222 Fax:(863)465-1857 E-Mail:wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: darah@wilkeslawfirm.com March 19,26,2014 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 26,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ James Watson Kelly 701 Shadowhill Court Midlothian,Virginia 23114 Attorney for Personal Representatives: MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 E-Mail:marider@mariderlaw.com March 26; April 2,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-91 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF RUBY H.KELLY,a/k/a RUBY LEE KELLY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUBY H.KELLY,a/k/a RUBY LEE KELLY,deceased, whose date of death was June 10,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.GC 13-471 JAMES P.BAIRD and JUDY BAIRD, husband and wife,and ROBERT L.BAIRD and BONNIE BAIRD,husband and wife, Plaintiffs, vs NOEL Q.COWSERT a/k/a NOEL QUENTIN COWSERT and LAWANA J.COWSERT a/k/a LAWANDA J.HANCOCK,husband and wife, or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs,devisees, legatees or grantees,and any and all other persons or parties claiming by,through,under or against them; and all claimants,persons or parties,natural or corporate,or whose exact legal status if unknown,claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right,title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida,described as: Lot 8,Block D,CRESCENT VIEW,according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2 Page 54,Public Records of Highlands County,Florida 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,Florida,at 11:00 A.M.on the 30th day of April,A.D.,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 pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (SEAL) ``In Accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830 (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711.'' March 19,26,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000756-XXAX-MX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. FRANKLIN S.CARDEN A/K/A SHANE CARDEN; DENISE M.CARDEN A/K/A DENISE CARDEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTY L.OTTO NKA CHRISTY SINGLETARY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; 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 INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 1141,AND ALL OF LOTS 1142 AND 1143,AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO.3,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 90,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 2182 N MORNINGSIDE RD 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 May 1st, 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 24th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE 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. March 26; April 2,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No.:2012-CA-001134 CHRISTIANA TRUST,A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB,AS TRUSTEE FOR STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2012-13, Plaintiff, vs. SAM AINTABLIAN,,et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 10,2014 in the above-captioned action,the following property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 20,BLOCK 64,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 5,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 51,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Shall be sold by the Clerk of Court on the 11th day of April,2014 at 11:00 a.m. (Easter Time) at the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Jury Room,Sebring,Florida 33870 to the highest bidder,for cash,after giving notice as required by section 45.031,Florida Statutes. 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.The court,in its descretion,may enlarge the time of the sale.Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. 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 Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on March 11,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk March 19,26,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000890 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. JEAN ANVERDIEU; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEAN ANVERDIEU; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES, SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HIGHLANDS COUNTY,A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 05,2014,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: THE EAST 125 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY:STARTING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25'20'' WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 19'20'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 744.5 FEET ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO A COUNTY ROAD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25'20'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 19'20'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 25'20'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE AFORESAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD; THENCE RUN NORTH 1 DEGREE 19'20'' EAST ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 3311 SPARTA RD.,SEBRING,FL 33870-6057 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,on May 6, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. 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 13th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court 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.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. 888121909 March 26; April 2,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #:2014-CA-000013 U.S.Bank NA,successor trustee to Bank of America,NA,successor in interest to LaSalle Bank,NA,as trustee,on behalf of the holders of the Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates,WMALT Series 2006-8 Plaintiff, -vs.Richard Peirce,Surviving Joint Tenant of Kenneth N.Peirce a//k/a Kenneth Peirce,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO:Richard Peirce; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN:LAST KNOWN ADDRESS,1061 Lake Sebring Drive,Sebring,FL 33870 and Unknown Spouse of Richard Peirce; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN:LAST KNOWN A DDRESS,1061 lake Sebring Drive,Sebring, FL 33870 Residence unknown,if living,including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants,if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead,their respective unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, assignees,creditors,lienors,and trustees, and all other persons claiming by,though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants,incompetents or otherwise not sui j uris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property,lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOT 21,IN BLOCK 285,OF LAKE SEBRING SHEET NO.2,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, A T PAGE 13,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. more commonly known as 1061 Lake Sebring Drive,Sebring,FL 33870. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense,if any,upon SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE,LLP,Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360,Boca Raton,FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 11th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. March 19,26,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #:2013-CA-000312 U.S.Bank National Association, as Trustee for J.P.Morgan Mortgage Trust 2006-S2 Plaintiff, -vs.Deborah J.Hearin; et al. NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO:Deborah J.Hearin; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN:LAST KNOWN ADDRESS,4416 Medina Way,Sebring,FL 33875 and Unknown Spouse of Deborah J.Hearin; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN:LAST KNOWN A DDRESS,4416 Medina Way,Sebring,FL 33875 Residence unknown,if living,including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants,if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead,their respective unknown heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,creditors,lienors,and trustees,and all other persons claiming by,though,under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants,incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property,lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florida,more particularly described as follows: LOT 6,BLOCK 3,OF FAIRWAY LAKE ESTATES,ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 12,PAGE 39,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. more commonly known as 4416 Medina Way,Sebring,FL 33875 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense,if any,upon SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE,LLP,Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360,Boca Raton,FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 21st day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. 13-256240 FC02 SPS March 26; April 2,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.14000019GCAXMX REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS,INC. Plaintiff, vs. NORMAN EUGENE KELLEY ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANY AD ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE ESTATE OF HELEN KELLEY A/K/A HELEN LOUISE KELLEY,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclose of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 43,BLOCK 27,OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 48,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Sara Collins,McCalla Raymer,LLC,225 E.Robinson St.Suite 660,Orlando,FL 32801 on or before April 22,2014,a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in The News-Sun and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 11th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLER K Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k March 19,26,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-107 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF SARA M.MCILVAINE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that a Petition for Summary Administration in the estate of SARA M.McILVAINE,deceased,File Number PC 14-107,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South Commerce Ave.Sebring,Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was February 24,2014; that the total value of the estate is $41,773.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address GRACE A.WILSON 3735 Klette Road Taylor Mill,Kentucky 41015 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 19,2014. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: John K.McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No.286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 South Ridgewood Drive Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 402-2436 E-Mail:jkmpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail:johnmc@mllaw.net Person Giving Notice: GRACE A.WILSON,Petitioner 3735 Klette Road Taylor Mill,KY 41015 March 19,26,2014 rf

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER KENMORE,67"H x 31"W x 29.5"D. Works good. $75. 609-540-4170 SOLD!!! GAS GRILL,2 BURNERS, WITH WHEELS AND PROPANE TANK, $60, 863-214-8462. 10'' DELTAMITER SAW $50 863-471-9341 1 PAIRDEERSTAG 5'' SIZE 7 1/2 MEDIUM BOOTS, NEW, $25, 863-382-6741 7310Bargain BuysORGAN LOWREYGrand Royal Limited. New cond. Cost over $60,000 new. Current Book $15,000+. Now $8,990 obo. Serious inquiries only. 863-835-0962 7260MusicalMerchandise2 TWINBEDS WITH HEADBOARDS & LINENS $200 863-382-0601 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise3/2 ONLAKE CARRIE access LAKE JUNE/HENRY. $800 1st/sec. Ref req Call/text 786-285-5026 6300Unfurnished 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 RentalsNEWLY RENOVATEDsinglewide mobile home, fenced, on large lot, 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, $650 mo., $500 security. 863-658-4264 or 305-522-5024. 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent PALM HARBORHOMES 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details MOBILE HOMEFOR SALE 50 x 125' Lot, clear. 2/2, carport, screen room, covered patio. Close to Hospital. Furnished. $32,000 OBO. Call 863-382-3049 BROADMORE M.H.,2BR/2BA, 14x60, NICE PARK, 55 plus. Fully furn., double carport, new appl., utility room. Make offer, negotiable. MUST SEE! 863-382-2011. 5050Mobile HomesFor SaleAVON PARK3/1 Trailer in Country. 8 mi. from town. Call 863-443-2000 AVON PARK2/1 unfurnished, 55+ Community. $3,000 obo. Call 863-453-3315, leave message. 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 Park 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialGENTLEMAN/ SITTERCOMPANION looking for position, live-in. Experienced with References. 863-658-4837 2300Work WantedMEDICAL RECEPTIONISTS FOR BUSY OFFICE. Send Resume to P. O. Box 991, Lake Placid FL, 33862. MANAGER -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 LOOKING FORLPN F/T & P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. We have a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online atwww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/floridaQuestions call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa LOCAL EPISCOPALCHURCH seeking an Organist/Choir Director. Call 863-385-7649 for details. LAWN MAINTENANCE workers needed to run mowers & trimmers, exp. only. 863-385-6768 EYE EXPRESSSebring Ophthalmology & Optometry Join our family for exciting opportunities! We are currently looking for individuals that have wonderful interpersonal skills, willing to learn, highly driven, possess a flexible personality, displays great professionalism and works great in team environment. If this fits you, we would love to meet you. Please send your resume to lwills@eyeexpress.com 2100Help Wanted JAMES SWARNER JR FARMS 2 months experience needed32 Temporary workers needed in Big Creek, MS from approximately May 1, 2014 Nov 3, 2014. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Clearing ground of rocks, sticks & roots by hand, General field & fence maintenance. Preparing the ground for planting. Manually weeding fields by hand or using hand tools. Participate in irrigation activities. Set up, operate and repair irrigation systems. Load & unload boxes on trucks or trailers. Repair, maintain and clean all hand tools and mechanical equipment prior to and after use. (All tools will be provided at no cost to workers) Work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Workers maybe ask to operate farm equipment, cotton pickers, combine, drive tractors in fields and any other equipment related to the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops. Safety training for use of farm equipment and tractors will be provided. Sweet Potatoes Covering potatoes with use of bedding machine & covering with plastic. Cut slips by hand with knife, place in boxes to load & unload onto trucks. Riding mechanical transplanter and loading slips in planting cups Divining plants by hand. Use of mechanical digging equipment to dig potatoes. May also harvest potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potatoes by size quality or type. Two months experience needed for hand cutting slips and use of mechanical transplanter & mechanical diggers. May also plant, cultivate & harvest the following: Cotton Wrap ties around cotton bales, banding/unbanding, moving bales with dolly, loosening bales and loading bales on tractor. Thin out young cotton, keep wet cotton separate from dry cotton. Purple Hull Peas, Watermelons, Beans and Corn The maj ority of the workday is spent on ones feet and outdoors. Workers may stand in one place for any period of time. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift. Work is performed in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required job duties. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the worker on the day the work commences. Workers will be paid the highest of $9.87 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply for this j ob at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 662-842-2175, AL 256-259-1835, LA 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672, using job order MS92234. 2100Help Wanted CITY OF AVON PARK 3x21 AD # 00036837HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT 3X4 AD # 00036730AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343

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B12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.comWE BUYALL AUTOS with or without Title. Any Year / Make / Model / Condition. We will pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. Call Cind y 813-505-6935 9400Automotive Wanted 9000 Transportation2013 44'5TH WHEEL RV 3 slideouts, 2BR, full bath, full kitchen, sleeps 8, excellent condition, $23,500. 210-800-6389. 8400RecreationalVehiclesDIRT BIKEHonda, for teens. Golf Cart, Yamaha, gas. $1000. 863-382-0192 8350Sporting Goods9.8 HPMERCURY OUTBOARD MOTOR SERVICED 2 YEARS AGO, $350. 863-471-9341 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida 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 A S GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT V IJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 7400Lawn & Garden WAUCHULA -ONE DAY ONLY, Sat. March 29, 9am-3pm, 473 Dansby Road. Furniture, housewares, linens, small appliances, kitchen utensils, floral arrangements, knick knacks, books, ladies clothes. SPRING LAKEESTATE SALE Fri. March 28th & Sat. March 29th Wrought iron patio set, coffee table, end tables, lamps. Sofas, chairs, small kitchen appliances. Lane hope chest, r-way solid wood dresser set. Mirrors, fireplace accessories, flatware, dishes, dining room, kitchen set, statues, fountain, yard tools, power tools. This house is overloaded!! Sale starts @ 8am to 3pm Friday & Saturday. 8309 Pine Glen 27 & 98 east to Monte Real just past Spring Lake Hardware to Pine Glen. Follow signs! Sale being conducted by TRANSITIONS NOW LLC "Assisting with life's changes" SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY March 28 & 29, 8am-1pm; March 30, 8am-12. 2260 Clifton Street. Washer/dryer great cond., like new daybed with mattress, clothing, purses, electronics, much more! SEBRING -MOVING SALE THURS-FRI-SAT, 3/27-28-29, 9am-? 501 Mac Lane, Harder Hall area. Precious Moments, 2 chairs, 2 lamps, lots of household. SEBRING -HOUSEHOLD, HARDWARE, misc. items. Good condition, LOW PRICES!! 216 Wren A venue, 8 to 2 pm, Fri. March 28 & Sat. March 29. LORIDA -Join us for refreshments at this Lake Istokpoga Property! A nd enter to win a FREE $25 Gas card! OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY MARCH 29th from 11 AM 'til 1 PM 1332 N. Oak Ridge, Lorida Highlands Ridge Realty Jen Brown Lake Istokpoga Realtor 863-655-5554 LAKE PLACIDFri. & Sat. Mar. 28 & 29, 8-3, 702 Pompano Ave. Lots of tools, fishing equip., pinball machine, household items, 1982 Honda 70 Passport scooter & lots of misc. items. LAKE PLACID* Sun 'N Lakes Annual Rummage Sale 440 Sun 'N Lakes Blvd. Sat, Mar 29, 8am1pm, Household items, Furn., Buy bag $1 at noon. Breakfast available! A VON PARKChurch of the Redeemer Thrift Store Spring Sale. Clothes from .25 cents, lots of books .25 cents, kitchen, household, some furn,, small appl., too much to list! Fri. & Sat., 8am-2pm, 906 W. Martin Lane. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV STANDWITH LOWER CABINET AND SIDE CURIO SHELVES, $100 863-471-9341 STOVE CLEAN,GOOD CONDITION, $75 863-382-0601 SMALL RECLINER$25 863-382-0601 SEARS ELECTRICBLOWER/VAC WITH BAG, USED TWICE, $55 863-382-6741 REFRIGERATOR CLEAN,GOOD CONDITION, $100 863-382-0601 7310Bargain Buys***PROCESS COLOR*** DUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00036497



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NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Ogg planning another candidate classA3 VOL. 95 NO. 34 Cooler, not as humid and more sunshine High 69 Low 51 Details on A12Births ..................... B9 Classieds ............ B10 Clubs ..................... B6 Dear Abby ................ B2 Dinner Diva ............. B3 Obituaries .............. A7 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Only one meal has the power to pull even the most tired from their bed: a satisfying, beautiful brunch B1 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, March 26-27, 2014 SFSC Panthers may be close to breaking out of slumpA8 BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Comedic turns, romance and competition all centered around a golf tournament are elements of Highlands Little Theatres production of Ken Ludwigs The Fox on the Fairway, now playing on the Lakeside Stage. The story is about two rival golf clubs that com pete every year for a tour nament, said Director Art Harriman. Henry Bingham president of Quail Valley Country Club and Dickie Bell his counter part at Crouching Squir rel Country Club. They always bet a lot of money on the outcome (of the tournament), and Henry would do anything he could to win. His club has lost for several years in a row and he has to beat Dickie. Harriman has per formed on stage, back stage, and has directed many productions including The Drowsy Chaper one, and last years production of Sex, Please, Were Sixty. I love the comedies, Harriman said. I also love working with older actors, it is fun directing them. While there Fox loose at Highlands Little Theatre Rod Lewis/News-SunJustin Hicks (Todd Coleman) reacts when Louise Heinbedder (Vanessa Richardson) tells him she lost his engagement ring in The Fox on the Fairway at Highlands Little Theatre.Fox on the Fairway on stage until March 30SEE FOX | A5 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING An 82-yearold Sebring man was hit and killed Tuesday morning while walking on Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said Doyle Herrin was walking at 9:18 a.m. in the south bound travel lane of the roadway, not the sidewalk, Carr said. He was on the lakeside of the roadway past where the road forks into Lakeview Drive and Sebring Drive. The car that hit him, a 1999 tan Mercury Grand Marquis, was driven by Ruby Collier, 89, of Se bring. Based on his injuries and statements, the man was hit on his left side, indicating he was walking along the curb of the road. Carr said there was a light rain during the time of the accident, but there were no visibility prob lems. Preliminary analysis is that he stepped out into trafc, Carr said. However, charges are still pending investigation.82-year-old pedestrian hit, killed on Lakeview Drive Phil Attinger/News-SunSebring Police stand by Tuesday morning with 89-year-old driver Ruby Collier (seated, right) of Sebring after her 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis hit and killed a pedestrian on Southeast Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said the 82-year-old Sebring man was walking in the lakeside travel lane when the incident occurred. Charges are pending investigation.Was walking along curb, police say BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Buying the Sebring Ridge wastewater utility would be expensive. Still, the Avon Park City Council has asked City Manager Julian Deleon to look into it. It wasnt unanimous. In the 3-2 vote, Mayor Sharon Schuler and Councilman Garrett Anderson voted against it. At issue is whether the city should pay Sebring Ridge Utili ties Inc. the requested price of $500,000 for its wastewater utility, and then spend another $1 million, by Deleons estimate, to rehabilitate the plants three lift stations, shut down the treatment facility itself and lay pipe to bring the sewage to the citys facility off U.S. 27. He has recommended that the city council also consider a spe cial assessment to the customers AP looks at buying utility, approves annexationsWould cost more than $1.5 million DELEONSEE UTILITY | A7 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Ned Hancock, local citrus grower and former chairman of The School Board of Highlands County, has been tapped by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Flor ida Citrus Commission. The citrus commission is a nine-member board that represents citrus growers, processors and packers. Members serve as a board of directors for the Florida Department of Citrus to oversee and guide those activities. The com mission is responsible, among other things, for setting the annual amount of the excise tax as well as quality standards for all citrus grown, packed or processed in Florida. Hancock recently re tired from the school board and now has turned his attention back full time to the citrus business. He had been encouraged by a number of friends to apply for the Hancock appointed to Citrus Commission HANCOCKSEE HANCOCK | A6 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Im ready and I feel the museum is ready, said Childrens Museum of High lands County Executive Director Linda Crowder about her impending retirement, which she announced on Monday. After a quarter of a century working as the head honcho at the museum, Crowder has decided to hang up her leadership hat and take on the role of a retiree. Im very happy with my decision. My husband and I have been talking about it for a few years, so its not like it came out of nowhere. It wasnt a big sur prise. We are ready and I think the museum is, too, Crowder said. Her last day as director will be Sept. 6. Though the museum has only been ofcially open 23 years, Crowder spent two years work ing on the concept and getting things in order to bring the countys rst ever Childrens Museum to life. Crowder said the most Childrens Museum Director Linda Crowder announces retirement Katara Simmons/News-SunChildrens Museum of the Highlands director Linda Crowder will retire in September.23 years of smiles SEE CROWDER | A6 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 OTTOSaturday, March 22 1-8-10-16-52-53 X-2 Saturdays Jackpot: $25 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, March 22 13-28-31-55-58 PB-15 X-2 Saturdays Jackpot: $40 millionMEGA M ONEYFriday, March 21 13-24-38-42 PB-13 Todays Jackpot: $550,000MEGA M ILLION SFriday, March 21 2-23-30-35-53 PB-10 X-5 Todays Jackpot: $20 million CAS H 3 Saturday, March 22 Day: 0-2-3 Night: 8-1-7 Sunday, March 23 Day: 4-5-4 Night: 7-0-8 Monday, March 24 Day: 7-9-0 Night: 1-4-2 P LAY 4Saturday, March 22 Day: 2-0-3-4 Night: 4-2-4-7 Sunday, March 23 Day: 3-5-2-6 Night: 6-9-21 Monday, March 24 Day: 7-1-5-9 Night: 8-1-1-0 F ANTA SY 5 Saturday, March 22 13-19-21-22-36 Sunday, March 23 9-10-15-19-34 Monday, March 24 5-11-15-28-36 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Having a passion and being able to share it is a wonderful experience. That is what members of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240 were able to do last Thursday when they presented an $8,000 ight training scholarship to Billy Powers of Lake Placid. EAA Chapter 1240 has made it a priority to provide programs to help youth to become involved with and explore opportunities in aviation through programs such as EAA Young Eagles. That program allows youth ages 8-17 to take a free ight in an aircraft with an EAA pilot. Powers is enrolled in the Lake Placid High School Aerospace class es and is active member in EAA Chapter 1240 programs. It all started with his rst Young Eagle ight a few years ago. The EAA chapter 1240 has two donated aircraft for youth projects, where youth work on restoring classic aircraft and learning air craft maintenance and teamwork skills. Powers will be beginning his ight training in Sebring and has a goal of soloing with in six months and nishing with his pilot license within 18 months. EAA 1240 fundraising efforts support the schol arship and youth aviation projects. The second Saturday of every month, the chapter holds a pancake breakfast at the EAA Chapter 1240 Aviation Development Center at the Sebring Regional Air port. There is also an annual fundraising dinner held during the USA Sport Aviation EXPO each January.EAA presents scholarship to Powers BY RO D LE WISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID Trucks, boats, a re truck, clowns, and even a SWAT truck were some of the attractions at the Tower parking lot Saturday at the Touch a Truck fundraiser by the Lake Placid Morning Rotary Club to help support Honor Flight. This is the rst time that we had this event, said Hugh (Skip) Dent, event organizer. The res idents and kids really enjoyed it. Honor Flight is a nonprot organization created transport veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials. There is an estimate that 640 World War II veterans die each day. Although it is open for anyone to apply, preference is given to the elderly and those that may be terminally ill. Saturdays event raised $2,900, which will send six veterans on the Honor Flight. There is also another need related to the Honor Flights, according to Dent. We have more Honor Flight recipients than we do chaperones, he said. If you would like to help as a chaperone on your dime, you may con tact any Rotary Club member and they will put you in contact with Honor Flight. The Morning Rotary meets Wednesdays at Platters Restaurant, 501 U.S. 27 N., at 6:44 a.m. For more information about the Rotary Clubs in Lake Placid, contact a Rotary Member or www. lakeplacidrotary.com.Touch A T ruck raises money for Honor Flight Rod Lewis/News-SunThe unlikely combination of clowns and a SWAT truck welcomed visitors to the Lake Placid Morning Rotary Touch A Truck event on Saturday. Masons plan two Child ID eventsMasonic District 25 will host Child ID programs in two locations today and tomorrow. Today, at Memorial Elementary, 867 Memorial Drive, in Avon Park, from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belks in the Lakeshore Mall in Sebring, parents can get a CD with their childs picture, voice, nger prints, DNA and emer gency information. The service is free. For more information, call Ross Canright at 452-0346.West Garrett R oad closedAVON PARK Duke Energy will shut down temporarily West Garrett Road from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and again from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday for workman safety. Contact Fred Yarbrough at (863) 5280404 or County Engineer Ramon Gavarette.Delafield Ave. to be closed T hursdayLAKE PLACID Highlands County Road and Bridge Department will be closing Delaeld Avenue at the intersection of Wildower Street from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday. The closing will be for culvert replacement. De tours will be posted. Contact the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 402-6529.Advisor hosting Womans Guide to Money MattersLAKE PLACID Edward Jones nancial advisor Cheryl Brown of Lake Placid is hosting a free educational seminar titled A Womans Guide to Money Matters at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center, 2665 Placid View Drive. During the upcoming seminar, participants will learn more about: What one can do now to prepare for retirement Ones options to pay for a childs or grand childs education Developing a strategy to help achieve ones nancial goals The seminar is free, but space is limited. Call 465-6444.Help with enrollment at H RHNLAKE PLACID Angela Hendry, certied navigator with Heartland Rural Health Network, will help with enrollment at the Lake Placid Library on Thursday. This is by appointment. Call Hendry at 4526530, ext. 303. SNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EW S BY RO MO NA WASHINGTONNews-SunSEBRING Do you know what is truly in the Constitution of the United States? A group of county residents can answer that question with an afrmative since completing a series of 12 lectures offered by the Institute of the Constitution. For the past sever al years, Sebring resident Dale Pug has been talking about and teaching the founding principles of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Inde pendence. In doing so, he came across the Institution on the Constitution and found it had been doing the same across the country for the past 14 years. After taking a closer look, Pug decided to host lectures through the organization. I have done a lot of individual seminars on the Constitution, but when I took this class I learned a lot more about it myself, Pug said. We combine the religious beliefs of our Founding Fathers with the Constitution and then look at the American views and the philosophical views. We look at each part the Preamble, each of the Articles and the Bill of Rights, he said. The last two classes look at the crisis the nation is cur rently facing and what can be done. The class is not tied to any political party or orga nization. It was developed by Michael Peroutka, a presidential candidate in 2004 and an attorney in Maryland. The mission: Our desire is to help in dividuals across America understand and appreciate their own history and heritage by reacquainting them with the worldview and vision of our Founding Fathers. We believe that by understanding the way in which the framers of our Constitutional Republic viewed their relationship to God, to other sovereign states, to their families and to each other, we can gain valuable and practical insight into the foundational principles of America, according to theamericanview.com. Pug said each of the participants are given a manual and six DVDs. Some homework is in volved during the extensive series. Some people dont want to put that much into the class, so Pug is also able to offer a condensed lesson. This rst class saw 13 participants graduate last week. Pug plans to offer more classes and is willing to do so in anyones home or in a meeting room somewhere. To learn more or to sign up for the next class, email Pug at dale. pug@1791.com or call him at 658-1280.Learning more about the Founding FathersFirst local Constitution class has 13 graduates Briana Washington/News-SunRecent graduates of the Institute on the Constitution include Connie Hammel (front row, from left), Bonnie Daniel, Cheryl Pug and host Dale Pug; (back row, from left) John Drozinski, Sam Hammel, Terry Daniel, Harold Hooker, John Larsen and Jim Spengler. Not shown are Lester Lob, Bill Youngman, Liz Spengler and Virgil Ertle. M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentAVON PARK The turn of the season means the Springtime on the Mall Festival in the City of Charm and this years cel ebration on Friday and Saturday is planned to be bigger and better than ever. We have nearly 100 vendors, but there still are about 10 spots avail able, said Tori Trinder, Avon Park Chamber of Commerce executive director. That would be anything except food concessions. Trinder said they already have reached the limit in that category. Other booths and ex hibits already booked run the gamut from unique items for sale to displays to an exhibit from Highlands Countys newest educational facility. We have one guy from Tampa with his business called Turtle Laboratories. He is bringing in what they call industrial furniture, which is welded pieces that have been re-purposed, she said. He also does plasma cut art and that is very cool. There also are plans to have chainsaw sculpting and even an 11-year-old artist who will have his work for sale. In fact, Trinder said, there will be a lot of new vendors, exhibits and displays this year. That comes as a result of an ongoing search by the chamber to locate new participants for the 35th annual event. I have been to a lot of different places. We have some from the Florida Flywheelers, some from the First Friday event they have in Lakeland; we also have gone to oth ers from Winter Haven, Frostproof and Lake Placid, Trinder said. Another vendor that will be new this year will be the Cornerstone Christian Academy. It will be selling drinks such as sodas and bottled water as well as using the op portunity to introduce the public to the new school. The facility, on the grounds of Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, has just moved into a new two-story, 20,000-squarefoot building. An open house is planned for April 6. As always, there will be plenty of music on The Mall at a couple of dif ferent locations. The rst will be on stage on the Main Street crossover at Lake Avenue. Groups on stage there will include the Flatland Rangers, Frank Thomas and Mountain Memories. There also will be music around the agpole on the Veterans Square portion of the Mile Long Mall. There will be Christian groups at that venue like performers from the Avon Park Holiness Camp, Union Congregational Church and Maranatha Baptist, Trinder said. The Mall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. We need to have everything out of the way a bit earlier to make room for the Rotary Clubs Music on the Mall on Saturday evening, Trinder said. That will be a perfor mance by local musicians, The Ransom Band. They will play from 5-8 p.m. That show will be set up on The Mall at the citys iconic gazebo. Dennis Mungall of the Avon Park Breakfast Ro tary said there was to have been a chili cookoff. However, there were no takers who wanted to take on his clubs challenge. I guess that makes us the champions by default but there will be chili there Saturday night, he said. The Music on the Mall event has been run at the bandstand monthly since last September.AP Mall Festival still has room for a few vendorsWe have nearly 100 vendors, but there are still about 10 spots availableTori Trinder Chamber of Commerce director BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING With the next voting cycle looming on the horizon, Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg has announced she will host another Candidate Training Session. This one is slated for April 3, and will be con ducted from 6-9 p.m. in the Highlands County Commission Chambers. Ogg began the education process last November with an eye toward getting residents ready for the campaign season. The sessions are not only for candidates, but for members of their campaign staffs includ ing treasurers, secretar ies and volunteers. In fact, the seminars are designed to be helpful to anybody interested in the elections process. We had a lot of folks show up last time; now we want to catch some of the new candidates that are interested in run ning, she said. The idea originally came from a trip that Ogg had made to a similar session in Martin County. She had gone there with co-worker Karen Kensinger in 2011 to learn more about qualifying candidates for election. I think this is so necessary, to share this information with candidates and address a lot of the general questions they may have. In preparation for the sessions, Ogg and her staff have distilled much of the information into segments so candidates might use it for reference or review. Although much of the information centers on campaign fi nancing, those in attendance also will learn about elections forms, financial disclosures, contributions, signage advertising and a range of other issues having to do with running for office. There also will be information on the states Commission on Ethics and how candidates may access information available through the Super visor of Elections office. Some of that information has been tweaked a bit since last years sessions. We had a couple of things come up that we wanted to re-emphasize, she said. Its pretty much the same, but there are a few changes. Ogg has asked those interested in attending to call her office at 4026655 so that there will be sufficient number of packets to go around.Ogg plans another Candidate Training Session in April OGGEthics, nances, forms and more on agenda M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEW YOUR VIEWS LETTERS T O THE EDITORShould be 250 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and tele phone number for verication. We reserve the right to edit or reject letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publication. Only two letters per month per writ er will be accepted. Send letters to:E MAI Leditor@newssun. comMAI LLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870Avon Park drivers celebrated the Flor ida Department of Transportation as it lifted the speed limit on U.S. 27 be tween Lake Isis Drive and the Polk Coun ty border this week although some of them muttered about time under their breath. While the highways expansion from four lanes to six has been completed for a while, speed limits remained at transi tory construction speeds of 40 to 45 mph. Initially, the need to slow down was obvious, but when nothing changed after the highway work was complete, it caused frustration for many drivers. And while on the one hand, we sincere ly commend law enforcement for active ly patrolling the stretch of road, working hard to keep people safe throughout the construction, the area became known as a speed trap, which created anger on top of the frustration. The new higher speed limits of 50 to 60 miles per hour are tting and, paradoxi cally, safer. It might seem counterintui tive to think of higher speeds as safe, but nothing is more dangerous than a driver who has to obey an unrealistically low speed limit. As soon as he or she passes through it, the tendency is to go faster, sometimes way faster. We all need to remember, however, that U.S. 27 passes through towns as it cuts through Highlands County. This means drivers have to be able to adapt repeat edly from a relatively free rural road to urban downtown streets. Appropriate speed limits are essential for this to hap pen. A car going too fast in town is likely is likely to cause a crash, but a car going too slow on the open highway is a dan ger, too. We thank the FDOT for nally bringing speed limits into alignment. Now that trafc can move realistical ly driving south into Avon Park, drivers should slow down coming through town.Glad to see speed limits raised in APPresident Obamas budget recently hit Capitol Hill and the good news is that it is dead on arrival, thanks to the House of Representatives. The bad news is that is clearly shows the agenda of the Oval Ofce. It is both disarming and alarming, all $4 trillion of it. As he looks for ways to pay for massive domestic spending, other than using the federal credit card, he has decided to take a meat cleaver to the Pentagon and slash the size of the Army to its lowest levels since before World War II. While his party hailed the budget, it just shows how out of step they are with American public opinion. Ac cording to the latest poll, less than a third of Americans favor cutting the military budget. I am sure the decision to so drastically cut the defense budget was an easy one to make inside the Obama White House, where it seems there is no one who understands the interna tional dangers we face. But the factory worker in Michigan, the cab driver in New Jersey, the farmer in Indiana seem to have a greater understanding. President Teddy Roosevelt said we should speak softly and carry a big stick, but our current president is sending the big stick to a federal garage sale. The budget is also alarming and his worst one yet. On the domestic side what isnt funded by stealing from the military is funded by a $1 trillion def icit that will take the national to $18 trillion. Just to put that into perspective, consider that $1 trillion is one million million. If they made one million dollar bills, a whole bathtubs worth of them wouldnt equal a trillion dollars. The budget is best described as beating our swords into food stamps. But worse, than the decit, the budget is a great wealth equaliza tion package. An additional 13 million people would get earned income credits. Translated that means more people would get a check for not working. One member of congress spoke out in favor saying that these people would now be free to stay at home and spent more time with their fami lies. Excuse me! American productivity begins when people get up in the morning and exit their front door, not stay behind it. The president is doing a disservice to the people he is allegedly trying to help. These massive transfer pay ments are simply not sustainable in the long term. Wealth equalization simply does not work in a free enter prise economy. Decit spending will ultimately bring the national econo my to halt, if it continues unabated and then everyone loses. The American work ethic, for individuals and business alike says that you strive to do your best, work your hardest and be as productive as possible. But wealth redistribution sties initiative, especially when able-bodied people can take free federal cash to stay home, making more than if they worked up a sweat on their brow, making less money and having to pay tax on it. Folks, its real. According to the Cato Institute, welfare benets pay out more than a minimum wage job in at least 35 states. According to Cato, in 13 states the payout is more than $15 an hour. And even more shocking is that if someone were to draw all of the wel fare benets that they are entitled to, their pay would be more than that of a newly college educated teacher (burdened with student loan debt, no doubt) in 11 states. The highest welfare payout states pay more than $20 an hour, and thats tax free income when hard working people pay tax on their earnings. And then the president hits every charity in America by reducing the charitable deduction. That will limit cash owing into the charitable sector which will limit charities ability to do what Obama thinks government can do better. Think about food banks, orphan ages, Metropolitan Ministries and the list goes on. Who will ll the gap? Well, government of course. Thats Obamas ultimate goal. more government spending, more government control and more government employees. The presidents budget deserves a quick funeral, but not before people understand the real goals of the White House and the presidents cronies in the Congress. Candidates running for Congress this year should make it clear to the voters that they will go to Washington to demand accountability from gov ernment, cut waste in the budget and ensure that our military is maintained at levels sufcient to guarantee the security of the American people. In the words of former Senator Connie Mack: America needs less taxes, less government and more freedom. Thats My Opinion and I am sticking to it.John Grant is a political columnist who served 21 years in the Florida Legislature and now practices estate planning law in Tampa. He can be reached at MyOpinion@johngrant. net. Guest columns are the opinion of the writ er, not necessarily those of the News-Sun.Obamas budget is disarming and alarming GUEST C OL UMNJohn Grant A small tribute to a big manShock, grief, a sense of loss, all these were felt when we learned of the death of Bud Warren; however, we know that the trumpets, cymbals and drums in Heaven are proclaiming the arrival of the soul of this human, who included honoring all of Gods creatures and creation, here on Earth, believing that there is a hereafter where we shall all meet again. It might be a good tribute to Buds life if more of us would try to follow his stride and his big footsteps. Immediately right now! those of us who knew Bud and enjoyed his com pany, knowing of all his good works-, should move to name that certain stretch of land located on the stateowned parcel of the Royce Farm The Bud Warren Blue-Bird Trail. It is the very least we can do to honor this mans hard work in try ing to protect all endangered lands that now seen falling to the bulldozer, cement and black-top. I say with tear-lled eyes, and an aching heart, Rest in peace, dear friend.HANK KO WA L SKILake PlacidSleeping more comfortably in SebringFriday, our 2013 federal tax forms were electronically led with the IRS. Were resting more comfortably knowing that our personal nancial information is in the loyal and trustworthy hands of the personnel at the IRS.MAX GL ENNSebring M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 is nothing wrong with younger roles, there are a lot of very mature talented people that deserve a role. If I wasnt directing this production, I would have loved to be Dickie. When I go into a show I am very OCD, Harriman said. Before I get to auditions, I have my set drawn, I have audition scenes of what I want the characters to do, I have my calendar done. I have everything already done a couple of months before auditions start. There are many con siderations when a script is picked out, Harriman said. I pick out a script that I am passionate about, otherwise I wouldnt be able to direct it well. It goes to committee, where we pick out the script and read them. If we still like them, we are allowed to submit four. When we get down to voting, we are down to two or one, and that is usually the one we have a passion for direct ing. One of the main considerations, Harriman said, is demographics. Since older people make up a large part of the demographic, we try to nd shows that they can relate to. Love of the show is probably the biggest consideration. Another consideration for Harriman is the actors that he has available. I wont select a show if I dont have the actors, he said. When casting this show, I checked to see how the actors t. They are a tight cast. I am loving this part, said Suzanne Schilffarth, who plays Pamela Peabody. I get to be vampy, I get to be in love, I get to be Lucile Ballish and it is just a fun cast. The hard est part for Schilffarth, however, may have been playing the role with a broken toe, although she says that the hardest part of the role was coming across sexy. First, I went shop ping for camouage, said Brenda Hippchen. The outt helps get me into character. I kept try ing to imagine her and kept seeing other characters that I could pattern her after. One of them was Mimi from the Drew Carey Show. She is very commanding and that is how Muriel is. One of the roles that stands out for me is the Cemetery Club, said Ken Hall, who plays Hen ry Bingham. There were ve women and I was the only male. One of the things was when he talks about losing his wife and the emotions that were there, as well as some light moments, so it had a little bit of everything. Vanessa Richardson, who plays Louise Heind bedder, remarked that the hardest part of play ing Louise is that she is very ditzy and clumsy. I had to pretend I was blond, said Richardson, who has also been in several production at Highlands Little Theatre including Pirates of Penzance, Aida, and Beauty and the Beast. It has been a while since I have been at the theatre and I thought it would be fun and it is, Richardson said. Fox On The Fairway runs until March 30. Coming attractions in clude Motherhood Out Loud, , and Proof. For details on auditions, dates, or ticketing, contact Highlands Little Theatre at www.highlandslittletheatre.org, call 382-2525 or visit the theatre at 256 W. Center Ave. FOX FROM PAGE A1 Rod Lewis/News-SunHenry Bingham (Ken Hall) teaches Pam Peabody (Suzanne Schilffarth) the ner points of golf during The Fox on the Fairway at Highlands Little Theatre. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands Little Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming auditions for The Wizard of Oz on April 1, 2, 8 and 19. The play is by L. Frank Baum, music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, background music by Herbert Stothart, dance and vocal arrangements by Peter Howard, orchestration by Larry Wilcox, adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. It is based upon the classical motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co., and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. One of the most famous books of all time, The Wizard of Oz became legend with the muchloved Oscar winning 1939 movie musical version starring Judy Garland. Now, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the mov ie, this brilliant live musical version with all the wonderful songs including Over the Rainbow, Were Off to See the Wizard and Follow The Yellow Brick Road comes to the HLT stage. Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, TinMan and the Coward ly Lion as they journey to meet The Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City Females age 16 years of age and older interested in auditioning for the part of Dorothy should attend at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Any adults and children over the age of 13 audi tioning for all parts other than the munchkins should attend at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 8. Kids ages 6 to 9 years of age should attend at 10 a.m. Satur day, April 19 and kids ages 10 and older should attend at 12 p.m. Director Melanie Boulay is seeking dancers, singers, tumblers and actors ages 6 years and older to be part of the cast in this memorable production. The cast rehearses and performs the show under the supervision of the the atres highly experienced creative team. The cast will develop skills in acting, dancing and singing. For further information about audition requirements and to receive a tentative rehearsal schedule, email hltozinfo@gmail.com. Auditions will be held at Highlands Little Theatre, 356 W. Center Ave. HLTs production will begin July 9. Contact the box ofce at 382-2525 or purchasing online from www.highlandslittletheatre.org. The Wizard of Oz is sponsored by the NewsSun and the Sebring Elks Lodge 1529.Auditions set for Wizard of Oz BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Robert Talley and Judy McCarter may have a new recreational activity at Lake Verona. They have just acquired a movie screen and projection system, and hope to have movies on the beach at Donaldson Park. Talley told the Avon Park Community Rede velopment Agency Board on Monday that the screen was just delivered this week and is 16-footlong by 8-foot-tall. Ive seen it. Its great, Talley said, drawing a chorus of laughter from the board members, since Talley has been blind since age 4. Talley and McCarter run Sight Unseen Enter prises, which provides low-priced, pedal-powered watercraft and onshore game rentals for visitors to the park. T hey have been trying to expand their venture during this year, but have met some setbacks since Lake Veronas beach has been closed frequently by high bacteria levels. Monica Dolye of Just Show Me How, a live and online problem-solving service, said she has been working with Talley and McCarter for many years, under contract with the Florida Division of Voca tional Rehabilitation. She helps people with disabilities, like Talley and McCarter, who want to be entrepreneurs. (You) might be able to use (the screen) at differ ent CRA events, Doyle told the board. She said Sight Unseen has yet to take the screen and sound system on a test run. A similar event has been playing for a few years at Lakelands Lake Mirror Park. Called Pics on the Promenade, its a free show that regularly draws crowds of families and couples. Its sponsored by the city and local businesses, and has brought people downtown to shop and dine. Amir Ghasseni, whose uncle used to work with the couple at Ridge Area Arc and who also helps them run games and rent watercraft, said they have all the necessary tiedown straps to install the screen on the beach and keep it in place. Talley said also he has more hydrobikes on or der. Ghasseni said bacteria levels are highest in the very shallow water, but hydrobikes bicycle frames on pontoons with a propellor get people out onto the lake and dont kick up as much spray as the Waterpillar craft, which are two big wheels with a seat as an axle. Talley spent two years attending Avon Park City Council and Community Redevelopment Agency meetings to get support for his original venture, which marked its rst an niversary last Labor Day. Talley has said his earliest memory before losing his sight was of families playing at Lake Verona. He got set up at Donaldson Park with help through Avon Parks Main Street CRA and Florida Vocational Rehabilita tion. Watercraft rental also helps keep it going, Chasseni said. Talley said hed like to get corporate sponsors and host free community events, but for now he runs a nominal fee ser vice.Movies could come to downtown Avon Park M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7PAUL HOWARDPaul E. Howard, 91, of Knoxville, Tenn. and Sebring, passed away in his sleep on March 21, 2014 at Elmcroft of Halls in Knoxville. Paul was a longtime member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church, was owner and president of Howard & Howard Plumbing and Heating Co. of Knoxville and Harder Hall Country Club in Sebring. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, an avid golf er and member of Holston Hills and Beaver Brook Country Clubs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Wyatt Howard; son, Paul Keith Howard; and sister, Elsie Branam. He is survived by his sons, Tim (Jewell) How ard, Dr. Nicholas W. (Carol) Howard, and Dean W. Howard; sister, Margaret (Col. Paul) Smathers; brothers, Charles Dub (Joyce) Howard and Jim (Linda) Howard; brother-in-law, Vernon Branam; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Paul enjoyed working and playing golf daily with his friends (he had 11 holes in one) and employees of Harder Hall Country Club, where he hosted the prestigious Harder Hall Womens Invitational for many years. A few of his noted accomplishments are: Knoxville city councilman, chairman of the National Plg. Htg. & Cooling Convention, three-time president of the Knoxville Plg. Htg. & Cooling Contractors Assn., president of the Tennessee Plg. Htg. & Cooling Contractors Assn., served on the Governors Study on Cost Control and President Reagans Task Force, and was appointed by Gov. Dunn to serve on the State Contractors Licensing Board. Online obituaries may be viewed and condolences made at www.rosemortuary. com. There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Catherine Church in Sebring at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12.CARL KI CK LIG H TERCarl Kenneth Kenny Kicklighter, Chief Kick, 82, passed away March 6, 2014 in Douglas, Ga. He was a retired Navy veteran. He leaves behind his wife, Sandra Lee Kicklighter of Douglas, Ga.; daughter, Me linda Rodrigous of Ocala; sons, David Kicklighter of Mountain Grove, Mo. and Kenny Kicklighter Jr. of Honolulu, Hawaii; step-son, Jeff Ross of Douglas, Ga.; stepdaughter, Jacqueline Rice of Douglas Ga.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He worked for Lakeside Air Conditioning in Sebring Fla., after leaving Key West. Sims Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.CLAREN CE OWINGSClarence Flip Owings, 89, of Avon Park, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Sebring He was born Sept. 4, 1924 to Clarence and Pearl Owings of McCormick, S.C. He served three years in the U.S. Army, serving in England, Ireland, Germany and France. He received the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Soldiers Medal. His one big hobby was his vegetable garden and cooking barbecue. He retired from Pan American Air Lines in 1983. He was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife, Ruth of 67 years; three children, Margaret (Joe) Lhotsky of Weddington, N.C., Conrad (Paula) Owings of Sebring and Nancy (David) Simmons of Avon Park; sister, Barbara Roberts of McCormick S.C.; six grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at the Avon Park Lakes Clubhouse, 2714 Nau tilus Drive. Arrangements with Fountain Funeral Home. OBITUARIES served by that utility to pay back that cost. If youre not doing the assessment, I would not recommend buying it, Deleon said. Deleon said since the owner has deferred main tenance obligations, there are a lot of repairs to make. He doesnt know how many, he said, until he inspects the system to see how badly water and/ or sand have inltrated the lift stations. The systems 530 cus tomers residents living just south of Crystal Lake Golf Club are already on city water, Deleon said. They pay between $35.53 and $38.88 per month to handle 6,000-7,000 gallons of sewage the same as an average city customer, he said. The city charges a at rate of $35 per month for 6,000-7,000 gallons. The utility would add 50,000 gallons per day to the citys wastewater treat ment plant. Deleon estimates that the city could get $135,000 per year in revenue from the system. An assessment to pay for repairs could be as little as $14.92 per month, he said, based on an assessment of $1,887 over 15 years. Schuler asked what would happen if the city didnt buy the utility and the owner doesnt make improvements. Deleon said the system is over seen by the Florida Public Service Commission, so repairs would have to be made or it would get shut down. City Attorney Gerald Buhr advised that another private utility company might buy it, or if it went bankrupt, it might be handed over to the Highlands County government to run. Anderson asked if there were grants to pay for rehabilitation. Deleon said there are, but not in time to avoid possible failure of the system. He said if the city pur chases the utility, it could be up to standards within eight months after that. Deleon told the NewsSun that modern lift stations cost $150,000 each, and last approximately 15 years with the inter nal pumps lasting about 10 years. The city already has 16 of them, and budgets $60,000 each year to keep them maintained. The city could look at buying more when it comes to pumping sewage to the citys waste water treatment plant, he said. The city council also approved two annexations that had been held over from February because one had a typographical error. One is a 31-acre cityowned parcel at 2055 U.S. 27 N. and another is a 3.6acre tract owned by Guru Krupa Investment LLC at 2511 U.S. 27 S. The cityowned parcel was ap proved rst so that it was contiguous to the private parcel, which was then approved.UTILITY FROM PAGE A1GARY FINEOUTAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Flor ida may award nearly $21 million to a mystery economic development project planned at an air port on the states east coast. State legislators will vote Tuesday on whether to go along with Gov. Rick Scotts request to spend the money for Project Magellan at the Melbourne International Airport. If approved, it would mark one of the larg est single economic development projects approved during Scotts tenure as governor. Brevard County ofcials ear lier this month voted to award a grant to cover city and county impact fees. Documents from Space Florida, the states aerospace economic development arm, show that the company that would receive the money is promising to spend up to $500 million on real estate, equipment and furnishing between now and 2020. The company would also pledge to hire 250 people by the end of 2014, and hundreds more after that although its not clear at least from Space Florida documents when the additional em ployees would have to be in place. One group critical of the states economic development efforts said the state should at least identify the company before approving such a large amount of money. Shouldnt the public at least be told the name of the company before we give away more than $20 million of our mon ey? said Dan Krassner, executive director of the watchdog group Integrity Florida. Katara Simmons/News-SunVickie Watson of the News-Sun, Unsung Hero Chet Brojek, Judy Stone and Cheryl Sharp, both of Agero gather Tuesday morning to present Brojek with a plaque. Brojek was honored for supporting young athletes and his community involvement. The News-Suns Unsung Hero is sponsored by Agero.UNSUNG HEROES HONOREDKatara Simmons/News-SunNews-Sun Publisher Romona Washington (left) presents a plaque to Januarys Unsung Hero Robert Saffold with the help of Agero Operations Manager Carolyn Marasciulo and Agero Senior Recruiter and Community Relations Director Cheryl Sharp (far right).Mystery project may get millions from FloridaJACKSONVILLE (AP) Pastors are calling for the Jacksonville State Attor neys Ofce to offer the original plea deal to a woman who received a lengthy sentence for ring what she claims was a warning shot during a ght with her estranged husband. Marissa Alexander, 33, rejected a deal that would have sent her to three years in prison. She was later convicted and sen tenced to 20 years on charges that she red a gun at Rico Gray and two of his children. She called it a warning shot. The conviction was overturned and shes scheduled for a July 28 trial. Given that shes been granted a chance at a retrial, she should have the chance at a redo, the Rev. Mark Grifn of Wayman Ministries told The Florida Times-Union. She could face 60 years in prison if convicted again. If she shes offered the original plea deal, and accepts it, she could be free within months. Pastors ask for plea deal in warning shot caseTALLAHASSEE (AP) The re-election campaign of Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching yet another television ad, but this one takes direct aim at former Gov. Charlie Crist. Scotts campaign or ganization said Monday that it will spend $2 million on a statewide ad buy that will go after Crist for his support of President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. Recent polls have shown Scott trail ing Crist in a head-tohead matchup. This is now the second television ad launched by Scotts campaign in March even though the election is about sev en months away. Crist is just one of a handful of Democrats who is seeking the nomination. Democrats and Crists own campaign respond ed quickly, saying the ad was misleading and was meant to distract voters from Scotts record. The ad features recent television footage of Crist saying the over haul has been great for the state despite a difcult rollout. That is contrasted with recent stories about the health care overhaul. It may be great for his political career, but it isnt great for the rest of us, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera said about the ad. One of the stories highlighted in the ad is that 300,000 health insurance policies issued by Florida Blue would be cancelled because the policies were not sufciently comprehensive Scott rips Crist in new ad MCYK A6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com commission post. I had gotten calls from a couple of people, so I did. Then I received a call from Gov. Scott asking if I could meet with him, Hancock said. After that it went pretty quickly. Although he has at tended a number of citrus commission meetings, Hancock said he has not given the board any direct input. His rst meeting is set for May. The commission cur rently is faced with a number of challenges, including a reduced budget. Late last year the commission cut nearly $1.1 million in response to the shrinking citrus crop this harvesting season. The 56-year-old Hancock is owner and president of of Hancock Citrus. He said that as a citrus grower and care taker, the decline is a phenomenon that is widespread as local grow ers deal with the same problems. Im also used to that from the last few years I was on the school board. It seemed like our budgets got reduced quite a lot, he said. Saying there are no sacred cows when it comes to a budget, Hancock said it appears the citrus commission has been doing a good job dealing with the situation. Im kind of a zerobased budget person, he said. Also, we are in a new environment when it comes to advertising and promoting citrus it is not just television, ra dio and newspapers any more. Hancock will replace outgoing member Jesse Clark and will serve through June 30, 2016. Highlands County Citrus Growers Association Executive Director Ray Royce praised Scotts decision, saying Hancock brings a local vision of what the industry needs to do to enhance the ability to market citrus and share the message of the states citrus industry. HANCOCK FROM PAGE A1 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The Community Redevelopment Agency Board Monday unanimously approved $2,000 to help market the annual Blueberry & Bluegrass Festival and $750 to help market the downtown veterans monument brick engraving project. Whether those events would generate foot traf c sparked a long discussion on what the CRA should be funding. City Attorney Gerald Buhr said that the citys Main Street, Southside and Airport CRA should help combat blight and attract new business. He said those who oppose CRA funding decisions might argue that festivals do not improve the brick and mortar establish ments or help open new business. We need information on the number of people there (or) if revenue went up, Buhr said. We need to document those things if people contest it. Administrative Servic es Director Maria Suther land said the CRA spent $75,000 on events last year, and the only other events scheduled for this year are the Fourth of July celebration and the Har vest Festival in October. Mayor Sharon Schuler said the organizers of the Blueberry Festival brought in 6,000 more people from 2011-2013, and they may have documentation. The Blueberry Festival brings people in every year, Schuler said. It does support the human element of the town and brings people together. Buhr suggested the CRA make funding contingent on applicants provid ing that information after each event. He also said that it doesnt really matter how many people attend if the event doesnt increase overall business. A barbe cue at the airport, for example, might not increase hangar rentals but in the Southside commercial district, it might improve customer trafc. Councilman Garrett Anderson asked if the CRA could include such questions on applications, and Buhr said, yes, as long as they are specic to CRA districts or the events. Sutherland said the Highlands County Tour ism Development Council has devised a set of standards to test if an event will be a benet. She also said the TDC has a 90-day application period. (This) needs to be more focused because we still have people whove not submitted invoices from last year, Suther land said. Buhr said the CRA can help, but only so much. After a few years, an event should have gained sponsors, he said. Schuler said Music on the Mall organizers tried to get businesses to par ticipate and only two did. Councilman Terry Heston said several new restaurants have opened downtown in the last two years, and credited CRAsponsored events. Anderson asked if it would sufce that a business stays open longer because of an event, and Buhr said that could be a good earmark of suc cess. Sutherland asked how many businesses need to see improvement for an event to qualify for funding. Buhr said that would be up to the CRA Board, as long as the number holds up to scrutiny. Look at it from the court standpoint: What is the evidence, especial ly if you receive (tax increment nancing) help? Buhr said. Sutherland asked if a social, civic or non-profit organization would also qualify, and Buhr said that also would also be up to the city. Heston asked how the CRA should divide funds between events and im provement grants, and Buhr would only say most of the funds should go to improve ments. Robin Hinote, executive director for the Sebring CRA, said the question of whether or not to support events has come up sever al times at the Florida Redevelopment Association conferences. The best practice, she said, is to only support events and projects conforming to the redevelopment plan. An annual percentage is never set in writing, she said, because needs change. Any expenses are always approved by the board, she said.Questions raised about using CRA money to promote events in Avon Park precious memory from her 25 years at the helm is the children and families. Getting to see these younger families in here is the best thing. People say that this is just an old retirement city. Well, I get to see generations of young people with healthy, happy children everyday, Crowder said. Since opening its doors in 1990, Crowder has promoted the muse ums mission to provide a safe learning environment from children ages 1-12 to explore and grow. Crowder has introduced a number of new exhibits and areas in the museum throughout the span of her leadership, organized and executed countless fundraising events and functions and employed dozens of local workers and volunteers. Replacing Crowder will be a tough job for the museums board mem bers, but it is a task that must be done sooner rather than later. Jessica Hartline has been a part of the museum board for nearly three years and frequents the museum with her children. We are denitely going to miss her. Shes done so much in the community and I personally am thankful for her. Whoever takes her place has got some big shoes to ll and we are hoping to nd someone to continue her legacy, Hartline said. A press release from Crowder stated that ap plications are being accepted immediately as hiring a replacement may take up to several months. Id like to have some one in here by mid-May to learn and train. With school going out and Discovery Camp during the summer and the Beer Festival in September, its a lot to learn, Crowder said. A handful of people are already on Crowders list of successors, though Crowder can not be di rectly involved in the application and interview processes. I do have a few people in mind. Theres about three or four who I think would be excellent. But then there very well may be someone else out there that I dont know who would be just great, Crowder said. Interested individuals may stop by the museum at 219 North Ridgewood Drive in Sebring to pick up a packet or log onto www.childrensmuseum highlands.com. I feel like that after 23 years, the Museum is in a good place and it is time to step back and enjoy retirement with my husband and soon, my rst grandchild, Crowder said.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. CROWDER FROM PAGE A1I feel like that after 23 years, the Museum is in a good place and it is time to step back and enjoy retirement with my husband and soon, my first grandchild.Linda Crowder Childrens Museum founderWe need information on the number of people there (or) if revenue went up. We need to document those things if people contest it.Gerald Buhr city attorney M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 PAUL HOWARDPaul E. Howard, 91, of Knoxville, Tenn. and Sebring, passed away in his sleep on March 21, 2014 at Elmcroft of Halls in Knoxville. Paul was a longtime member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church, was owner and president of Howard & Howard Plumbing and Heating Co. of Knoxville and Harder Hall Country Club in Sebring. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, an avid golf er and member of Holston Hills and Beaver Brook Country Clubs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Wyatt Howard; son, Paul Keith Howard; and sister, Elsie Branam. He is survived by his sons, Tim (Jewell) How ard, Dr. Nicholas W. (Carol) Howard, and Dean W. Howard; sister, Margaret (Col. Paul) Smathers; brothers, Charles Dub (Joyce) Howard and Jim (Linda) Howard; brother-in-law, Vernon Branam; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Paul enjoyed working and playing golf daily with his friends (he had 11 holes in one) and employees of Harder Hall Country Club, where he hosted the prestigious Harder Hall Womens Invitational for many years. A few of his noted accomplishments are: Knoxville city councilman, chairman of the National Plg. Htg. & Cooling Convention, three-time president of the Knoxville Plg. Htg. & Cooling Contractors Assn., president of the Tennessee Plg. Htg. & Cooling Contractors Assn., served on the Governors Study on Cost Control and President Reagans Task Force, and was appointed by Gov. Dunn to serve on the State Contractors Licensing Board. Online obituaries may be viewed and condolences made at www.rosemortuary. com. There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Catherine Church in Sebring at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12. CARL KI CK LIG H TERCarl Kenneth Kenny Kicklighter, Chief Kick, 82, passed away March 6, 2014 in Douglas, Ga. He was a retired Navy veteran. He leaves behind his wife, Sandra Lee Kicklighter of Douglas, Ga.; daughter, Me linda Rodrigous of Ocala; sons, David Kicklighter of Mountain Grove, Mo. and Kenny Kicklighter Jr. of Honolulu, Hawaii; step-son, Jeff Ross of Douglas, Ga.; stepdaughter, Jacqueline Rice of Douglas Ga.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He worked for Lakeside Air Conditioning in Sebring Fla., after leaving Key West. Sims Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. CLAREN CE OWINGSClarence Flip Owings, 89, of Avon Park, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Sebring He was born Sept. 4, 1924 to Clarence and Pearl Owings of McCormick, S.C. He served three years in the U.S. Army, serving in England, Ireland, Germany and France. He received the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Soldiers Medal. His one big hobby was his vegetable garden and cooking barbecue. He retired from Pan American Air Lines in 1983. He was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife, Ruth of 67 years; three children, Margaret (Joe) Lhotsky of Weddington, N.C., Conrad (Paula) Owings of Sebring and Nancy (David) Simmons of Avon Park; sister, Barbara Roberts of McCormick S.C.; six grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at the Avon Park Lakes Clubhouse, 2714 Nau tilus Drive. Arrangements with Fountain Funeral Home. OBITUARIES served by that utility to pay back that cost. If youre not doing the assessment, I would not recommend buying it, Deleon said. Deleon said since the owner has deferred main tenance obligations, there are a lot of repairs to make. He doesnt know how many, he said, until he inspects the system to see how badly water and/ or sand have inltrated the lift stations. The systems 530 cus tomers residents living just south of Crystal Lake Golf Club are already on city water, Deleon said. They pay between $35.53 and $38.88 per month to handle 6,000-7,000 gallons of sewage the same as an average city customer, he said. The city charges a at rate of $35 per month for 6,000-7,000 gallons. The utility would add 50,000 gallons per day to the citys wastewater treat ment plant. Deleon estimates that the city could get $135,000 per year in revenue from the system. An assessment to pay for repairs could be as little as $14.92 per month, he said, based on an assessment of $1,887 over 15 years. Schuler asked what would happen if the city didnt buy the utility and the owner doesnt make improvements. Deleon said the system is over seen by the Florida Public Service Commission, so repairs would have to be made or it would get shut down. City Attorney Gerald Buhr advised that another private utility company might buy it, or if it went bankrupt, it might be handed over to the Highlands County government to run. Anderson asked if there were grants to pay for rehabilitation. Deleon said there are, but not in time to avoid possible failure of the system. He said if the city pur chases the utility, it could be up to standards within eight months after that. Deleon told the NewsSun that modern lift stations cost $150,000 each, and last approximately 15 years with the inter nal pumps lasting about 10 years. The city already has 16 of them, and budgets $60,000 each year to keep them maintained. The city could look at buying more when it comes to pumping sewage to the citys waste water treatment plant, he said. The city council also approved two annexations that had been held over from February because one had a typographical error. One is a 31-acre cityowned parcel at 2055 U.S. 27 N. and another is a 3.6acre tract owned by Guru Krupa Investment LLC at 2511 U.S. 27 S. The cityowned parcel was ap proved rst so that it was contiguous to the private parcel, which was then approved. UTILITY FROM PAGE A1 GARY FINEOUTAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Flor ida may award nearly $21 million to a mystery economic development project planned at an air port on the states east coast. State legislators will vote Tuesday on whether to go along with Gov. Rick Scotts request to spend the money for Project Magellan at the Melbourne International Airport. If approved, it would mark one of the larg est single economic development projects approved during Scotts tenure as governor. Brevard County ofcials ear lier this month voted to award a grant to cover city and county impact fees. Documents from Space Florida, the states aerospace economic development arm, show that the company that would receive the money is promising to spend up to $500 million on real estate, equipment and furnishing between now and 2020. The company would also pledge to hire 250 people by the end of 2014, and hundreds more after that although its not clear at least from Space Florida documents when the additional em ployees would have to be in place. One group critical of the states economic development efforts said the state should at least identify the company before approving such a large amount of money. Shouldnt the public at least be told the name of the company before we give away more than $20 million of our mon ey? said Dan Krassner, executive director of the watchdog group Integrity Florida. Katara Simmons/News-SunVickie Watson of the News-Sun, Unsung Hero Chet Brojek, Judy Stone and Cheryl Sharp, both of Agero gather Tuesday morning to present Brojek with a plaque. Brojek was honored for supporting young athletes and his community involvement. The News-Suns Unsung Hero is sponsored by Agero.UNSUNG HEROES HONORED Katara Simmons/News-SunNews-Sun Publisher Romona Washington (left) presents a plaque to Januarys Unsung Hero Robert Saffold with the help of Agero Operations Manager Carolyn Marasciulo and Agero Senior Recruiter and Community Relations Director Cheryl Sharp (far right).Mystery project may get millions from Florida JACKSONVILLE (AP) Pastors are calling for the Jacksonville State Attor neys Ofce to offer the original plea deal to a woman who received a lengthy sentence for ring what she claims was a warning shot during a ght with her estranged husband. Marissa Alexander, 33, rejected a deal that would have sent her to three years in prison. She was later convicted and sen tenced to 20 years on charges that she red a gun at Rico Gray and two of his children. She called it a warning shot. The conviction was overturned and shes scheduled for a July 28 trial. Given that shes been granted a chance at a retrial, she should have the chance at a redo, the Rev. Mark Grifn of Wayman Ministries told The Florida Times-Union. She could face 60 years in prison if convicted again. If she shes offered the original plea deal, and accepts it, she could be free within months. Pastors ask for plea deal in warning shot caseTALLAHASSEE (AP) The re-election campaign of Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching yet another television ad, but this one takes direct aim at former Gov. Charlie Crist. Scotts campaign or ganization said Monday that it will spend $2 million on a statewide ad buy that will go after Crist for his support of President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. Recent polls have shown Scott trail ing Crist in a head-tohead matchup. This is now the second television ad launched by Scotts campaign in March even though the election is about sev en months away. Crist is just one of a handful of Democrats who is seeking the nomination. Democrats and Crists own campaign respond ed quickly, saying the ad was misleading and was meant to distract voters from Scotts record. The ad features recent television footage of Crist saying the over haul has been great for the state despite a difcult rollout. That is contrasted with recent stories about the health care overhaul. It may be great for his political career, but it isnt great for the rest of us, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera said about the ad. One of the stories highlighted in the ad is that 300,000 health insurance policies issued by Florida Blue would be cancelled because the policies were not sufciently comprehensive Scott rips Crist in new ad M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Special to the News-SunPALMETTO Team Pelfrey will close out a hectic off-season this week by traveling the short distance from its new base in Palmetto to the streets of St. Petersburg where its talented, multi-national, three-driver lineup will chase victory in the opening two races of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Luis Felipe Pipo Derani, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dalton Kellett, from Stouffville, Ont., Canada and Brandon Newey, from Indianapolis, Ind., are all expected to challenge for honors on the demanding and unforgiving 1.8-mile downtown street circuit. The venue will play host to all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy (Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000) in addition to the headline Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg the opening round of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Derani, 20, is making the move to North America after achieving success in Formula 3 in Europe during recent seasons, while both Kellett, also 20, and Newey, 21, are stepping up from the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. I am very excited. St. Pete is always a great event, Kellett said. The location and the fans are amazing. My focus for the rst race of the season is to drive at my highest level and to secure a good start to the championship. As with all street courses, Team Pelfrey is set for St. Petersburg Pro Mazda opener Courtesy photoDalton Kellett is ready to get the season started for Team Pelfrey at St. Petersburg this weekend. SEE PELFREY | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comDespite a less-than-attering record overall, the South Florida State College baseball Panthers are seemingly on the cusp, and might be on the verge of breaking through. Head coach Rick Hitt has noted on several occasions that his squad has been one hit away from breaking a game open. Thus far, however, those key hits had been few and far between. That 16 of the Panther losses have come with a total margin of 19 runs, tells you how close they have been. And how much some of those needed hits may have the team sitting in a very different place. Say some of those hits had been gotten, and split those 16 losses. Suddenly South Florida would be sitting at 19-14, rather than 11-22. Fridays 8-4 loss to visiting St. Petersburg may not seem to t that mold on the surface, but it was another one that was there for the Panthers to take. Down 5-2 midway through, South Florida loaded the bases in both the fth and sixth, but couldnt get that key hit and came away scoreless both times. They did get a big hit in the eighth when Harrison McClure bounced one over the fence for a tworun, ground-rule double. That made it 5-4 heading to the ninth, but the Titans defused it by plating three and putting it out of reach. Get an extra hit or two in the fth and sixth innings, and it might have been a vastly different outcome. Saturday saw the team still stinging from the Panthers continue to claw Dan Hoehne/News-SunIsaiah Dean and the Panthers saw their bats awaken and recent fortunes turn Sunday with a key Suncoast Conference win over Polk State. SEE SFSC | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comWhen reached early last week and asked about what the upcoming season might bring, Sebring native and Cubs minor leaguer Corbin Hoffner wasnt yet sure. We just started games and were just getting into the swing of things, he said from the Cubs Spring Training facility in Mesa, Ariz. When it comes to where Im going, I dont have any idea yet. In perusing various scouting reports from BleacherNation.com and ChicagoCubsOnline.com, two places seem likely, depending on what the big club has in mind. In a piece on Bleacher Nation in early December, it was suggested that while his stellar year at Boise was all out of the bullpen, the team could well have been grooming him as a starter. In many of his games at Boise, he pitched at least three innings, the article stated. That is often the pattern we see when a team is piggybacking two starters together because they have more pitchers who need innings than they have slots in the rotation. A piece from Chicago Cubs Online, dated Feb. 24, started out by saying the sky is the limit for 20-year old Corbin Hoffner, but continued with the trouble is, what direction do you take his development? Then, an article posted on Monday, March 17, stated the youngest player in the bullpen may rise to the top, regarding the big right-hander, classifying him as being on the roster of the Kane County Cougars, the Cubs Low-A team just outside Chicago. Then again, it was suggested that if he were to stay a reliever, the Cubs could likely send him to High-A Daytona, and if they intended to groom him as a starter, he would most likely be assigned to Kane County. No ofcial word yet, as Hoffner and his fellow organizational hopefuls work through the daily grind in Arizona. But it seems certainly clear that wherever he is headed, Hoffner is making an impression as he works his way up.Cubs keeping their eye on Hoffner Courtesy photoWhile Corbin Hoffner gets his work in at the Cubs Spring Training facility, he awaits word on where hell be headed for the season. TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball WriterMIAMI Heat forward Chris Bosh has a confession: Games at this time of year simply mean more to him than games in December. Not exactly shocking, of course. But when so much hubbub surrounded the last game between Miami and Indiana way back on Dec. 18, Bosh wasnt necessar ily buying into the supposed signicance. After all, he gured, the season was basically only one-third over at that point. The Heat and Pacers nally play again on Wednesday. And this time, Bosh knows the buzz is real. I know everybodys try ing to make the games important back in December, Bosh said. Well, now theyre important. The Eastern Conference race wont be decided on Wednesday night, but the pendulum is either going to swing toward Indiana moving considerably closer to the No. 1 seed or back toward the Heat and a chaotic, potentially down-to-the-wire nish. If the Pacers who have been alone atop the East standings since Nov. 4 win, they would move three games clear of Miami in the East race. If the Heat prevail, the teams will be tied in the loss column. And given that these teams dont like each other, plus have faced each After 3 months apart, Heat, Pacers to meet againNow theyre important: Heat head to Indiana, control of East race up for grabsSEE HEAT | A11 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 COMING UPHigh School Baseball Friday Avon Park vs. Okeechobee, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. DeSoto, 7 p.m. Saturday Sebring at Tampa Catholic, 3 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC at State College of Florida, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. State College of Florida, 6 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Avon Park at Sebring, 5/7 p.m.; Lake Placid at Moore Haven, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Booker, 6 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Gateway Charter, 6 p.m.; Sebring vs. DeSoto, 5:30/7:30 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC at Hillsborough, 5 p.m. Boys Tennis Thursday Lake Placid vs. Avon Park, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Thursday Lake Placid at Avon Park, 4:30 p.m. TODAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NIT Tournament 7 p.m. ESPN2 NIT Tournament 9 p.m. ESPN2MLB PRESEASON Washington at St. Louis 1 p.m. ESPN Baltimore at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUNNBA Miami at Indiana 8 p.m. ESPN Memphis at Utah 10:30 p.m. ESPNTENNIS ATP Sony Open, Quarternals 1 p.m. ESPN2THURSDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Tournament 7 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 7:15 p.m. TBS NCAA Tournament 9:30 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 9:35 p.m. TBSGOLF EuroPGA EurAsia Cup, Day One 9 a.m. GOLF PGA Valero Texas Open 3 p.m. GOLF LPGA Kia Classic 6:30 p.m. GOLFMLB PRESEASON Washington at N.Y. Mets Noon ESPN Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs 3 p.m. WGNNHL N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. SUNTENNIS ATP Sony Open 1 p.m. ESPN2 ATP Sony Open 7 p.m. ESPN2SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARDNational Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 39 30 .565 Brooklyn 37 32 .536 2 New York 29 41 .414 10 Boston 23 47 .329 16 Philadelphia 15 56 .211 25 Southeast W L Pct GB x-Miami 48 21 .696 Washington 36 34 .514 12 Charlotte 34 37 .479 15 Atlanta 31 38 .449 17 Orlando 19 52 .268 30 Central W L Pct GB x-Indiana 51 20 .718 Chicago 40 31 .563 11 Cleveland 27 44 .380 24 Detroit 26 44 .371 24 Milwaukee 13 58 .183 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 54 16 .771 Houston 48 22 .686 6 Memphis 42 28 .600 12 Dallas 42 29 .592 12 New Orleans 30 40 .429 24 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 52 18 .743 Portland 45 26 .634 7 Minnesota 34 35 .493 17 Den ver 32 39 .451 20 Utah 23 48 .324 29 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 50 21 .704 Golden State 44 27 .620 6 Phoenix 42 29 .592 8 Sacramento 25 45 .357 24 L.A. Lakers 23 46 .333 26 x-clinched playoff spot Mondays Games Houston 100, Charlotte 89 Miami 93, Portland 91 Phoenix 102, Atlanta 95 Chicago 89, Indiana 77 Oklahoma City 117, Denver 96 Memphis 109, Minnesota 92 New Orleans 109, Brooklyn 104, OT San Antonio 113, Philadelphia 91 Detroit 114, Utah 94 L.A. Clippers 106, Milwaukee 98 Tuesdays Games Portland at Orlando, late Toronto at Cleveland, late Oklahoma City at Dallas, late New York at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Phoenix at Washington, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 8 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 10:30 p.m.National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Boston 72 49 17 6 104 230 153 Tampa Bay 72 39 24 9 87 214 193 Montreal 73 40 26 7 87 188 184 Detroit 71 33 24 14 80 189 200 Toronto 73 36 29 8 80 213 226 Ottawa 71 29 29 13 71 203 240 Florida 72 26 38 8 60 175 235 Buffalo 71 20 43 8 48 138 210 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 71 46 20 5 97 222 177 N.Y. Rangers 73 40 29 4 84 194 178 Philadelphia 71 38 26 7 83 205 201 Washington 72 34 27 11 79 208 213 Columbus 71 36 29 6 78 200 194 New Jersey 72 31 28 13 75 175 187 Carolina 71 31 31 9 71 177 200 N.Y. Islanders 71 27 35 9 63 197 239 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 71 48 16 7 103 228 160 Chicago 72 41 16 15 97 240 186 Colorado 71 44 21 6 94 216 194 Minnesota 72 37 24 11 85 180 178 Dallas 71 34 26 11 79 201 203 Winnipeg 73 32 32 9 73 202 213 Nashville 72 31 31 10 72 173 213 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 73 46 18 9 101 222 175 Anaheim 71 46 18 7 99 228 180 Los Angeles 72 41 25 6 88 177 151 Phoenix 72 34 26 12 80 199 205 Vancouver 73 33 30 10 76 176 196 Calgary 72 30 35 7 67 183 211 Edmonton 72 25 38 9 59 178 236 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot Mondays Games Montreal 2, Boston 1, SO Ottawa 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Calgary 2, San Jose 1, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Phoenix 3, OT Los Angeles 3, Philadelphia 2 Dallas 2, Winnipeg 1 Tuesdays Games St. Louis at Toronto, late Phoenix at Pittsburgh, late Los Angeles at Washington, late N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, late Buffalo at Montreal, late Ottawa at Florida, late Detroit at Columbus, late Dallas at Chicago, late Colorado at Nashville, late San Jose at Edmonton, late Wednesdays Games Vancouver at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Tampa Bay 15 5 .750 Cleveland 17 7 .708 Baltimore 12 7 .632 Seattle 16 10 .615 Los Angeles 15 10 .600 New York 15 10 .600 Detroit 12 11 .522 Oakland 12 12 .500 Toronto 12 12 .500 Kansas City 11 13 .458 Chicago 8 12 .400 Houston 9 15 .375 Minnesota 7 13 .350 Boston 8 15 .348 Texas 8 15 .348 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Miami 16 10 .615 San Francisco 15 10 .600 Pittsburgh 12 9 .571 New York 14 11 .560 Arizona 11 9 .550 Colorado 13 12 .520 Washington 13 12 .520 St. Louis 10 11 .476 Milwaukee 12 14 .462 Cincinnati 12 15 .444 Chicago 12 16 .429 San Diego 9 12 .429 Los Angeles 6 10 .375 Atlanta 10 17 .370 Philadelphia 8 15 .348 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesdays Games Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. SNAPSHOTS SPORTSOBT Baseball GamesSEBRING Orange Blossom Tours has reserved excellent grandstand seats for an upcoming Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training baseball game. The game is Friday, March 28, when the Rays will play the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. The March 28 trip also includes dinner and Ernie, a play about renowned Detroit radio broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in the beautifully restored Polk Theater. For ticket prices and pickup times and locations, please go to www. orangeblossomtours.com or call 855-628-0855 or 451-3040.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 volleyball tournaments, as well as 3-on-3 and 5-on5 basketball tournaments, with cash prizes to overall winners not to mention food, drinks and music all day long. Cost is $10 per person that pre-registers, $15 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 payable to STR8UP Youth Ministry, Inc., and send to P.O. Box 654, Lake Placid, FL 33862. There will be a live DJ and announcer, featur ing 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 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 player, or $225 for a fourperson 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 infor mation@sebring.org.SHS Golf TournamentSEBRING Sebring High School will be holding its Project Graduation 2014 Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 5, at Golf Hammock Country Club. Format is a four-per son scramble, ighted by handicap, with registration starting at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $65 per player, $240 per foursome and includes greens fee, cart and lunch. Mulligans will be available for purchase at $3 each or $5 for two, and hole sponsors are available for $100. There will be a 50/50 rafe and rafe prizes available as well. Make checks payable and remit to SHS Project Graduation, 2157 US 27 S, Sebring, FL 33870. For more information, call Tim Baker at 385-5100.H.O.P.E. Basketball TournamentSEBRING The 4th Annual Mary Toney H.O.P.E. Foundation 3-on3 Basketball Tournament will tip off Saturday, April 19, in the Sebring High School Gym. From 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. teams will compete amid concessions and music, with a cost of just $5 per player. Monetary prizes will be awarded to rst-place teams, with second-place nishers receiving gift card awards. The tournament will have male and female brackets consisting of three players per team. For boys and girls, age groups are 7-9 years old, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-19. The 7-9 and 10-12 yearold teams begin play at 8:30 a.m., with the 1315s and 16-19s starting at 11 a.m. Teams need to report to the gym 30 minutes prior to the rst game of their division. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 17. For more information, call LaVaar Scott at (863) 214-3880, Nick Brooks at (850) 322-8398 or Princeton Harris at (863) 381-8898Nu-Hope Golf tournamentAVON PARK NUHOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA, will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. The event is a 2-person scramble. Cost is $65/person ($130 per 2-person team.) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a Shot Gun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon follows the event. All funds raised are used to support services for seniors in Highlands and Hardee County. To register or for more information, please contact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@ nuhope.org or visit www. nuhopeeldercare.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. 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, comple mentar y beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 holesponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the tour nament directly benet youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of the proceeds will also be used for completion of a new sports weight-training facility. For more information, call Laura Teal at (863) 441-0729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.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 team and lunch, along with 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 person, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to benet college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. 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www.newssun.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 Special to the News-SunOverall Male Chuck Best 21:56 Overall Female Vicki Musselman 26:26 Masters Male Brian Musselman 26:31 Masters Female Helen Bingenheimer 27:52 Grand Master Male Mike Stewart 23:22 Grand Master Female Dr. Elena Febre 32:45 Male Age Groups (9 and Under) Alex Musselman 35:23, (3539) Tony Vasques 23:40, Tony Darrow 28:12, Chris Capuano 32:41; (40-44) Thomas LaMorte 36:45; (45-49) Mike Eastman 32:46, Carl Gillilan 49:51; (50-54) Nelson Pacheco 34:34; (55-59) Ed win Serrano 42:47; (6064) Randy Severn 26:43, Charlie Potter 27:07, Ray Trudell 31:24, Kenny Vincent 41:42; (65-69) How ard Hart 49:53; (70-74) Tom Delaney 32:01, Cliff Ables 37:44; (75-79) Har old Smith 30:48, Mac Per kins 49:45; (80+) Kenneth Filppula 46:33. Female Age Groups (14-19) Leah Moore 31:24, Nichole Moore 38:50; (20-24) Alaina Pattillo 40:32; (35-39) Sta cy LaMorte-Clark 35:10, Frannie Gillilan 37:36, Ronda Pattillo 40:33; (4044) Vicki Hicks 29:50; (4549) Dana ORourke 30:05, Judy Bassett 45:55; (5559) Brenda Rickert 28:32, Debbie Webber 34:40, Ramonita Pacheco 50:31; (60-64) Bettye Hart 39:40; (70-74) Lois Hotchkiss 35:10, Julie Creed 48:38; (75-79) Audrey Smith 43:14. Fun Run: Connor Dar row 3:59 Mattingly Moore 3:33 Timing provided by Chet Brojek and the Central Florida Striders 863712-3524Results of Avon Park Mall Fest Early Bird 5K and Fun Run seat time is limited so I think having previous experience at St. Pete will be very helpful. Team Pelfrey has undergone much change over the winter as it seeks to recapture the form which enabled Englishman Jack Hawksworth to dominate the 2012 Pro Mazda championship with eight wins and 11 pole positions. Hawksworth will this year graduate into the IndyCar Series with 2011 Indy 500-winning team Bryan Herta Autosport. In addition to a recent move across Tampa Bay to the Andersen RacePark facility in Palmetto, Team Pelfrey has been bolstered by the addition of veteran IndyCar crew chief Roy Wilkerson and experienced driverturned-race engineer Joe DAgostino. The team has conducted extensive preseason testing at a variety of tracks in Florida, George and Texas. The drivers also performed well at the recent four-race Cooper Tires Winterfest at NOLA Motorsports Park and Barber Motorsports Park, highlighted by a pair of podium nishes for Pro Mazda debutant Derani. Our recent testing has been very encouraging as we found some fundamental problems with components on the cars that, when corrected, produced a signicant increase in performance, declared Team Pelfrey Team Manager Nigel Tuckey. Obviously, having made these discoveries, we are excited to get back on track to not only see how we stack up against our competitors at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg but also as it is always extra-special to perform in front of our hometown fans who have been so supportive of our team and drivers. The weekends activities will commence on Friday, March 28, with a pair of half-hour practice sessions at 8:35 a.m. and 3:35 p.m. Qualifying will take pace on Saturday at 11:45 a.m., followed at 5:35 p.m. by the rst of two 40-minute races which will comprise the Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The green ag for Race 2 on Sunday will y at 10:30 a.m. Live timing and commentary for all sessions will be available at www. promazdachampionship. com. PELFREY FROM PAGE A8 missed opportunity and offered little resistance on the road, falling 7-0 at St. Pete. They did, however, bounce right back and made a big statement Sunday with a 9-4 win over Polk State in a makeup from a rain-out earlier last week. We are feeling really condent and back on track after the win on Sunday against Polk, rst baseman Tyler Bender said. We have been taught all year to do the little things to win ball games and thats what we did Sunday, and what we plan on doing for the rest of the year. Not only did it make a statement, it also jumbled up the Suncoast Confer ence standings. Three teams are now tied a 7-5, Polk, St. Pete and Hillsborough, while the State College of Florida stands at 6-6 and SFSC at 3-9. Our conference is a dogght and nobody is pulling away, Bender added. There is no panic on this team with players or coaches. Once we get rolling, we know we have what it takes to move right back into the top of the standings. The Panthers were to start making their move at home Monday, but another rain out put that on hold, with the team traveling to Bradenton today to take on the Manatees. There is still plenty of season left for these Panthers to get over that proverbial hump. SFSC FROM PAGE A8 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Chris Kazen slides safely into third Friday, one of many Panthers that occupied the bases, with too few coming in during the 8-4 loss to St. Pete. KANSAS CITY, Mo. Shaquille ONeal, Grant Hill and Darrell Grifth headline the 2014 College Basketball Hall of Fame class. ONeal averaged 22 points and 14 rebounds during his three-year col lege career at LSU, and was a rst-team All-Amer ican his nal two seasons. Hill led Duke to two national championships, and Grifth helped Louisville win the title his senior season. They will be joined at the induction ceremony in November by NAIA star Zelmo Beaty from Prairie View A&M; Final Four coaches Dale Brown of LSU and Gary Williams of Maryland; longtime coach and author Glenn Wilkes Sr.; and Howard Garnkle, the founder of the FiveStar Basketball Camp. Hall of Fame selection committee chair Reggie Minton said this years class has a unique identity ... and we look forward to celebrating them in November.Shaq headlines college hoops Hall of Fame class other in extremely hardfought series in each of the past two postseasons, this probably wont seem like just another regularseason game. Everybodys getting what they want, Bosh said. Neither team is exactly rolling into this matchup. Both teams have lost seven of their last 12 games, meaning the Heat have missed plenty of chances to grab the No. 1 spot, and the Pacers have missed plenty of chances to wrap up home-court throughout the East play offs. Were just not clicking, Pacers center Roy Hibbert said after his team lost at Chicago on Monday night. And we should be clicking. The Heat beat Portland on Monday squandering a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before doing so but that snapped a highly befuddling streak of missed Miami opportunities. Before Monday, the Pacers had lost six games in March. And every time, the Heat either lost on the same night or in their next game, meaning a half-dozen chances to tighten up the East race were squandered. As many chances as we had, we kept playing with it, we were struggling, they were struggling, we had our chances, Bosh said. We still have our chance with two showdowns with them. True, Wednesdays isnt even the last Heat-Pacers meeting of this regular season. The teams square off in Miami on April 11. This, though, might be the one that ultimately decides the East. If Miami falls three games out now the Pacers will have only 10 games left after Wednesday that could get the Heat to start thinking about how to rest certain players before the postseason begins. With Dwyane Wade in and out of the lineup often this season, Miami has used 18 starting lineups; the Pacers have used only three. If the Heat can close the gap in the standings, that could be a springboard for the two-time defending champions, who face a slew of sub.500 teams in the next couple weeks. Its coming down to a photo nish, Bosh said. We have a unique opportunity. No matter whats happened this whole season, were with in striking distance. Its here and itll be a great playoff atmosphere. I cant wait. HEAT FROM PAGE A8 DURHAM, N.C. The Durham Bulls the mi nor-league baseball team made world famous in the 1988 Kevin Costner lm Bull Durham are go ing back to the movies for one game this season. The team will wear jer seys that resemble R2-D2 during their annual Star Wars Night on May 4. The selected date is a pun on an oft-quoted line from the Star Wars movies: May the force be with you. The team says it will auction off the jerseys to benet the Autism Society of North Carolina. The Bulls are the Tampa Bay Rays Triple-A afliate.Minor-league Durham Bulls to wear R2-D2 jerseys Its coming down to a photo finish.Chris Bosh Heat forward MARK LONGAssociated PressFlorida coach Billy Donovan got a raise even before his teams recordsetting run through the Southeastern Confer ence. Donovan signed a three-year contract extension last month that raised his average salary to $3.7 million over the nal six years of the deal, which runs through the 2018-19 season. The extension, agreed to in June, paid Donovan a $250,000 longevity bonus before March 1 and increased his base salary nearly $100,000 a season. With the bonus, Donovan will earn $3.9 million this season. He will make $3.681 million each of the next ve years. The Gators (34-2) have won a school-record 28 consecutive games while making the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year. Both are the longest current streaks in college basketball. Florida became the rst team in SEC history to go 18-0 in the regular season. Donovans senior-laden team also won the SEC tournament and earned the NCAA tour naments overall top seed. The Gators beat Albany and Pittsburgh to advance to the round of 32 in the South Region, where they will face fourth-seeded UCLA on Thursday night in Memphis, Tenn. Floridas success this season already has triggered several contract bonuses for Donovan. Donovan earned $50,000 for winning the SEC regular-season title, $25,000 for winning the SEC tournament and $75,000 for advancing to the Sweet 16. He also gets $50,000 for the top-ranked Gators nishing in the top 10 in the nal Associated Press poll and $25,000 for being named the APs SEC coach of the year.Floridas Donovan gets 3-year extension, raise MCYK

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYLess humid with sunshine69 / 51Winds: NNE at 7-14 mphMostly cloudy with a few showers77 / 62Winds: ESE at 7-14 mphTHURSDAYMostly cloudy, t-storms possible82 / 66Winds: SSE at 7-14 mphFRIDAYMostly cloudy, a couple of t-storms86 / 65Winds: S at 4-8 mphSATURDAYBrilliant sunshine81 / 60Winds: NNW at 6-12 mphSUNDAY High .............................................. 5:32 a.m. Low ............................................. 11:25 a.m. High .............................................. 5:56 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:55 p.m. High .............................................. 1:03 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:54 a.m. High ............................................ 11:28 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:24 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.60 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 86 Low Friday ............................................. 60 High Saturday ........................................ 85 Low Saturday ......................................... 56 High Sunday .......................................... 87 Low Sunday ........................................... 62 High Monday ......................................... 70 Low Monday .......................................... 63 Relative humidity .................................. 25% Expected air temperature ....................... 67 Makes it feel like .................................... 66 Saturday ............................................. 30.01 Sunday .................................................. 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Monday ............................................... 29.88 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.07 Monday ............................................... 1.28 Month to date ..................................... 1.77 Year to date ......................................... 6.64Sunrise 7:24 a.m. 7:23 a.m. Sunset 7:40 p.m. 7:40 p.m. Moonrise 4:07 a.m. 4:54 a.m. Moonset 3:40 p.m. 4:44 p.m.Albuquerque 68/42/s 63/40/s 64/40/pc Atlanta 54/36/s 64/50/pc 68/58/t Baltimore 40/24/s 50/38/s 61/45/sh Birmingham 56/39/s 66/56/pc 72/60/t Boston 37/18/sn 39/34/pc 50/40/sh Charlotte 50/25/s 61/45/pc 68/53/sh Cheyenne 59/29/pc 48/30/c 52/29/pc Chicago 40/35/pc 49/34/r 44/30/sh Cleveland 26/23/pc 49/40/sh 48/32/sh Columbus 35/27/s 52/43/sh 58/41/sh Dallas 53/53/r 84/55/pc 87/50/pc Denver 70/35/pc 59/30/pc 62/31/pc Detroit 30/24/pc 43/37/i 49/28/sh Harrisburg 38/19/pc 49/36/pc 62/43/sh Honolulu 84/70/pc 84/70/pc 83/71/c Houston 62/58/sh 78/66/t 84/60/pc Indianapolis 41/32/s 49/43/sh 55/36/sh Jackson, MS 61/45/pc 71/61/c 82/60/t Kansas City 60/45/pc 61/32/sh 45/32/pc Lexington 41/30/s 59/46/pc 66/45/r Little Rock 57/44/pc 68/58/t 73/49/t Los Angeles 66/55/sh 67/55/pc 69/56/pc Louisville 45/34/s 57/51/sh 68/46/r Memphis 56/43/pc 66/59/t 76/52/t Milwaukee 37/32/pc 46/29/r 38/24/sf Minneapolis 41/35/pc 39/19/sn 33/20/c Nashville 49/35/s 66/56/pc 70/53/r New Orleans 61/54/pc 72/67/t 81/66/t New York City 38/25/sf 46/39/pc 58/44/sh Norfolk 42/27/s 52/45/s 68/55/sh Oklahoma City 53/50/r 76/43/pc 72/40/pc Philadelphia 40/24/s 48/36/pc 60/40/sh Phoenix 82/59/s 76/57/s 80/59/s Pittsburgh 31/20/pc 53/40/pc 56/38/sh Portland, ME 37/9/sn 35/33/pc 51/35/sh Portland, OR 56/43/r 52/46/r 56/46/r Raleigh 48/25/s 60/45/pc 71/50/sh Rochester 24/15/sf 44/37/pc 50/31/sh St. Louis 55/39/pc 64/38/t 59/35/pc San Francisco 60/51/r 61/53/pc 64/53/pc Seattle 55/41/c 53/41/sh 55/43/r Wash., DC 40/25/s 52/41/s 67/49/sh Cape Coral 71/53/s 78/63/sh 84/68/t Clearwater 65/55/s 75/66/sh 79/67/t Coral Springs 71/64/s 76/70/sh 82/73/t Daytona Beach 59/50/s 69/63/sh 77/64/t Ft. Laud. Bch 72/65/s 76/73/sh 82/75/t Fort Myers 71/54/s 79/64/sh 84/68/t Gainesville 62/42/s 72/55/c 79/59/t Hollywood 71/62/s 76/68/c 82/72/t Homestead AFB 72/62/s 76/70/c 81/72/t Jacksonville 59/40/s 68/55/sh 75/58/t Key West 71/64/pc 78/73/c 82/75/t Miami 71/64/s 76/71/c 82/74/t Okeechobee 66/57/s 74/66/sh 80/68/t Orlando 65/52/s 74/61/sh 79/65/t Pembroke Pines 72/62/s 76/68/sh 82/72/t St. Augustine 56/47/s 67/62/sh 75/62/t St. Petersburg 65/55/s 74/66/sh 80/67/t Sarasota 67/51/s 76/63/sh 79/67/t Tallahassee 62/36/s 71/54/pc 75/61/t Tampa 66/52/s 72/63/sh 81/67/t W. Palm Bch 69/62/s 75/70/sh 82/73/t Winter Haven 66/52/s 75/62/sh 81/65/t Acapulco 91/72/pc 91/71/s 91/71/s Athens 66/51/sh 67/54/c 71/51/sh Beirut 68/51/pc 68/57/s 73/59/s Berlin 51/37/pc 55/39/pc 57/43/c Bermuda 69/55/pc 62/58/pc 67/64/c Calgary 21/9/sf 19/8/sn 27/15/pc Dublin 48/34/r 45/38/c 46/39/c Edmonton 20/5/sf 20/-3/sf 24/6/pc Freeport 69/60/sh 73/69/c 78/73/t Geneva 52/33/sh 54/34/c 61/38/s Havana 79/61/s 86/65/s 88/69/s Hong Kong 79/70/pc 78/71/pc 78/72/pc Jerusalem 66/46/s 66/47/s 71/51/s Johannesburg 75/54/s 73/53/t 69/52/t Kiev 65/43/pc 57/41/pc 56/32/c London 50/34/r 50/40/c 53/43/pc Montreal 28/9/pc 28/27/sn 41/28/r Moscow 51/27/pc 51/35/s 42/21/c Nice 59/48/sh 60/47/r 62/50/s Ottawa 22/6/pc 31/24/sn 43/23/r Quebec 27/1/sf 23/12/pc 37/21/sn Rio de Janeiro 80/69/sh 81/69/pc 83/71/pc Seoul 70/44/pc 69/44/pc 73/47/c Singapore 90/77/t 89/77/t 91/77/pc Sydney 79/68/t 79/66/t 82/66/t Toronto 24/16/pc 38/33/i 46/27/sh Vancouver 52/41/c 50/43/sh 51/45/r Vienna 56/38/c 60/41/pc 62/42/sh Warsaw 51/38/pc 55/43/c 60/36/c Winnipeg 25/8/c 21/-5/pc 19/8/pc Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. A blustery day is in store for New England today as a powerful storm off the regions coast tracks to the north. Snow and blizzard contitions may still be seen along the regions coast with urries farther inland, back towards the Great Lakes. A push of cold, arctic air on the back side of this storm will extend from the Ohio Valley well into the South, reaching all the way to the Gulf Coast and Florida. Meanwhile, warmer weather is forecast to surge across the Plains with the exception of eastern Texas. National Forecast for March 26 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Partly cloudy and less humid today. Partly cloudy tonight. Rather cloudy tomorrow with a few showers. Friday: humid with showers and thunderstorms possible. Saturday: mostly cloudy with a few thunderstorms. On March 26, 1660, John Hull of Boston recorded a snowstorm that was the worst of the year. New England colonists learned that wintry weather could last into spring. Sunny to partly cloudy and less humid today. Winds north-northeast 7-14 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 35%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast Mar 30Apr 7Apr 15Apr 22 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 59/40 62/42 63/43 59/50 65/52 66/52 66/52 65/55 65/55 67/51 71/54 71/54 66/57 69/62 72/65 71/64 62/36 61/44 60/48 68/51 69/51 67/55 70/50 70/50 68/54 71/64 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BWednesday, March 26, 2014 Family Features Only one meal has the power to pull even the most tired souls from the comfort of their beds a delicious, satisfying and beautiful brunch. With its prime positioning between breakfast and lunch, brunch has quite a following of hungry fans. Whether cel ebrating a special occasion or just because, whether its an upscale or laid-back theme youre after, brunch is an event in itself that brings people to gether with much anticipation.A savory selectionFor hosts who like to dabble in the classic morning compo nents of eggs, hashbrowns and other breakfast fare, there are plenty of delicious recipes to serve up. Take this recipe for Denver Hashbrown Omelet, which supplies all the comforts of the diner-menu staple but is very easy to make at home as the Hashbrowns from Hun gry Jack are ready to use, fully-seasoned and can be easily stored in your pantry.New take on an old favoriteFor a hearty, American spin on an Italian favorite, youll adore the simplicity of this recipe for Skillet Hashbrown Frittata. This golden, delicious egg dish features mouthwatering turkey sausage, melted American cheese and Hungry Jack Original Hashbrowns. These easy-to-serve, shredded potatoes are made with 100 percent Idaho Potatoes, cook perfectly crispy every time and can be used in a number of different meals even those beyond the brunch table.Sweet and specialWhile savory meals certainly have their place at brunch, a sweet dish is a great complement and the perfect addition for a well-rounded menu. Look for recipes that combine the elements of sweet and salty, like this dish for Potato Cheese and Apple Tarts. Fresh red delicious apples, gooey Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese and the creamy, homemade taste of Hungry Jack Mashed Potatoes meld together for bite after delectable bite. For more delicious brunch recipes, visit www.hungryjack potatoes.com. CHEESY POTATO AND APPLE T ARTSPrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Yield: 12 servings (24 tarts) 1 1/3 cups Hungry Jack Mashed Potato Flakes 1 1/4 cups water 3 tablespoon butter, di vided 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1 cup shredded Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese 1 box (14 ounces) refrig erated pie crust, brought to room temperature 1 halved, cored and thinly sliced red delicious apple 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons chopped chives 1. Preheat oven to 400F. Heat water, 2 tablespoons of butter and salt to boiling in medium pot. Remove from heat, and stir in milk and mashed potato akes with fork until smooth. Add shredded Gouda or Jack cheese and stir until melted. 2. Cut pie crusts into 24 circles about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Using mini-mufn tin (with cups the size of 1 3/4-by-1-inch), place one pastry circle into each of 24 mufn cups, pressing slightly. Spoon about one table spoon potato and cheese lling into each cup. Place in oven and bake until pastry edges are golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes. 3. In small pan, melt remaining table spoon of butter. Add apple slices and saute until just tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and cook one more minute. When apple slices are cooled enough to handle, place a slice into each cup at an angle, trimming to t if necessary. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve. D ENVER HASHBROWN OMELETPrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrown Potatoes No-stick cooking spray 1 tablespoon butter 1 chopped onion, about 1 1/2 cups 1 diced green bell pepper, about 1 cup 8 eggs 1/2 cup milk (whole or 2 percent) 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup diced cooked ham 1. Preheat oven to 450F. Spray 9-by-13inch pan with no-stick cooking spray. 2. Fill hashbrown carton to ll line with hot water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. 3. Heat skillet over medium heat and add butter. After butter melts, add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 5 minutes. Whisk together eggs and milk in large mixing bowl. Add salt, potatoes, cheese, ham and vegetables; mix to combine. 4. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and starting to brown. Denver Hashbrown Omelet Skillet Hashbrown Frittata Cheesy Potato and Apple Tarts SKILLET HASHBROWN FRITTATAPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack Original Hashbrown Potatoes 4 turkey sausage patties or 6 links 6 slices turkey bacon 8 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce, based on brand of hot sauce or to taste Pinch ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup diced onion 4 slices or 2/3 cup shredded Ameri can or cheddar cheese 1. Fill hashbrowns carton to ll line with hottest tap water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. 2. Cook turkey sausage and bacon according to package direc tions. Crumble or chop. 3. Whisk eggs, milk, hot sauce and black pepper in bowl. Melt butter in 10or 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened. 4. Spread hashbrowns evenly in pan and part-way up sides. Cook without stirring until light golden brown and crisp on one side, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle crumbled sausage and bacon over potatoes. Pour eggs evenly over and arrange cheese on top. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low; cook until eggs are set in center and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Serve from pan or slide onto platter, then cut into wedges. M C Y K

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B2 DAIL Y COMMERCIAL W ednesday, March 26, 2014 B2 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 So over 7 Touching words? 14 Gently oats 19 Seinfeld cohort 20 1965 R&B #1 song with the repeated lyric Cant you see that Im lonely? 22 Too rich for me 23 He bested Leonidas at Thermopylae 25 Nick of Lorenzos Oil 26 Medicinal qty. 27 Dashed ID 28 Monitor setting, for short 29 Balloon 31 Off-roader, often 35 What an iPod plays in 36 Stuff in sacks 39 Flying sher 40 Roughhousing 41 Jokester 44 Glassfuls in restaurantes 45 Country buggy 47 Places for studs 48 Air 49 Annual draw for snocross fans 52 Union leader? 53 Close up 54 Like Advil or Aleve: Abbr. 55 That may be true, but 57 Its low for gas guzzlers: Abbr. 60 Home to King Harald V 62 ___ good cheer! 64 Doesnt bring up 65 Iconic feature of comedy 69 Line at the Louvre 70 Bomb shelter? 71 Sub side, maybe 72 D.D.E. challenger 73 Revenge R Us author 75 Sufx with peace 76 Bent beam 78 Biting remark? 79 Founder of Marvels School for Gifted Youngsters 87 Of two minds 88 TALK LIKE THIS! 89 Teen headache 90 Got back to, in a way 91 Prex with cycle 92 Give ones O.K. 93 Google datum 94 Robed performer 95 Nothing seems to go my way 97 Frequent problem faced by algebra students 100 Pump up 102 Chichi getaway 103 A street drug, briey 104 Rural call 107 Stoop 108 Horror ick starring Hum phrey Bogart as a mad scientist, with The 114 Something LOL-worthy 115 Water, wryly 116 Canadian coin named for a bird 117 The ___ Project (Fox comedy) 118 In hot water? 119 Thrive DOWN 1 Something dirty kept in a cell? 2 ___ de la Socit 3 Complain, complain, com plain 4 Kid-tested breakfast cereal 5 50/50 6 Admit it! 7 J.Los birthplace 8 Shot caller 9 Danger for Indiana Jones 10 Spring river breakup 11 Siren, say 12 Not so great 13 Member of the music in dustrys former Big Four 14 Part of a Napa Valley tour 15 Whack-___ 16 With 58-Down, a patient process? or a hint to two consecutive letters in the answer to each of the seven starred clues 17 What one might go for a spin in? 18 Any cha in the cha-chacha 21 How lines of latitude run 24 Mount Zions land: Abbr. 30 Couples 31 Scratch, say 32 Rest stop 33 The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind per H.P. Lovecraft 34 Cousin of a gazelle 35 Drink with two lizards in its logo 36 Club 37 Bleah! 38 Have second thoughts about 40 Clueless and Bridget Joness Diary 42 Sponsorships 43 Serengeti prey 45 Put away for safekeeping 46 Hugs and kisses, at times 47 Paint variety 48 Type-A friend from Friends 50 One turning to the right 51 Lose everything 52 Certain bean 56 Hair-razing stuff? 57 Loud beast heard in the aters 58 See 16-Down 59 Bamboozled 61 Like gathering storm clouds 63 No-holds-barred 66 ___ and Thummim (sacred Judaic objects) 67 Need ___? (query to hitchhikers) 68 Barons blade 73 Theyre 18 to 21 74 Things for here and now 77 More pink, perhaps 80 It can be prickly 81 Jib, e.g. 82 John Candys old comedy program 83 Motor with some muscle 84 You might get stuck with them 85 Book after Galatians: Abbr. 86 Nutritional info 88 Photogs choices 92 It may help catch a fugitive 93 Like Brandos Don Cor leone 94 Disappear, as a trail 96 Good heavens! 97 Eject, as froth 98 Retired govt. agent 99 Co. making arrangements 100 Dutch wheels 101 Member of the old CheroCola product line 102 Chop-chop! 104 Radius, e.g. 105 Seed casing 106 Jump on ice 109 Jet crew, briey 110 Quick time-out 111 Scream at a ring 112 Bit of love talk 113 Drag 123456 789 10 11 1213 1415161718 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 2930 3132 3334 35 363738 39 40 414243 44 4546 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 5556 57585960 6162 6364 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 7475 76 77 78 7980 8182 83848586 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 9596 97 9899 100101 102 103 104105106 107 108109 110111 112113 114 115 116 117 118 119 IT S BETTE R TH IS WA Y BY JEREMY NEWTONSolution on B4 If you are a couponer or have followed my column, you may of asked yourself what is a blinkie coupon or Mfg coupon? What does one per transaction, purchase or shop ping trip really mean? Understanding the ter minology and terms of your coupons can make a difference in how much or how little you save. Since the goal is for you to save as much as possible, I thought I would take the time to explain what a few of the most common terms mean. Limit one coupon per purchase 95 percent of all cou pons read this way. Per purchase means that if you want to buy four like items, you will need four coupons. Limit one coupon per transaction If you are buying 10 items in your shopping trip, then that is your transaction. If a coupon has a limit of per trans action, then you are able to do multiple transactions if your store allows. It is up to your store to determine this. Most stores do not have a problem allowing multiple transactions. If you are planning on multiple transactions, then you may consider the time you are shopping and if there will be a long line. Yes, you have every right to be there, but you also have the right to be courteous to others that are not couponing. If you know your orders will take up some time, consider asking the manager if he/she will open up a different lane for you. Limit four like cou pons in the same shopping trip Proctor and Gamble was the rst to add this to each coupon. It is their way of helping to control shelf clearing and making sure their product is available for pur chase. This means that you can only use four of the same coupons, like Tide or Cascade, in one transaction. If you buy more than four Tide or Cascade, they will not al low your fth coupon. If the store does accept the coupon, they will not be reimbursed. If that happens, it is a lose-lose situation for everyone. Other common terms are: Blinkie: This is a coupon that is found in the aisle usually in a red or black machine commonly called a blinkie machine or Smart Source coupon. Almost all of them have a red blinking light to catch the consumers attention. Mfg Q: Manufacturer coupon. TMF: Try Me Free Rebate. Tear Pad: A coupon found on a tear pad. BOGO: Buy One Get One Free. BOGO50%: Buy One Get One 50 percent off. OOP/Out of Pocket: What you will pay out of your pocket before rewards. ECB: Extra Care Buck (CVS bonus bucks). RR-Register Reward (Walgreens bonus bucks). Catalina: Coupon that prints at check out for use on your next pur chase. What are terms that you have come across?Tanya Senseney has over 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget and give back to the community. Her focus and passion is to teach oth ers how to never go without. In addition to her workshops, Tanya speaks at numerous workshops and events to teach, enlighten and engage audiences large and small on how to shop for free. Contact Tanya for more information at Tanya@DivineSav ings.com or visit www.DivineSavings.com for more information.Learn the ABCs of coupon lingo SAVINGS DIVATanya Senseney DEAR ABBY: I have been married almost 20 years. Eight years ago my wife began an emotional affair with a co-worker. It lasted a year, until he left the company. Although they never had sex, they did have some physical contact that most people would consider inappropriate, and my wife considered ending our marriage because of the feelings she had for him. She now says the episode was a huge mistake and she loves me more than ever. The problem is, she wrote many entries about him in a journal. I know she kept writing about him several years after they lost contact, including saying that she loved him more than a year after hed left. I want my wife to re move the portions of the journal pertaining to this guy. She doesnt want to. Im still hurting from this and am considering counseling, but for now, what do you think? Should she get rid of the journal? CONSIDERING COUNSELINGDEAR CONSIDERING: Because you are still hurting seven years after the fact, stop consider ing counseling and get it NOW. If your wife is a serious journal writer and many people are that she would want her writings to remain intact in spite of the fact they reect her emotional affair is not unusual. If thats the case, instead of insisting she edit or destroy her journal, my advice is to stop reading it. DEAR ABBY: Im a 47-year-old man who was single until seven years ago. Then I met Maggie, the most wonderful wom an I had ever known. She wasnt the hotsy-totsy onenighter type I was used to. She was a real woman who fullled everything I had ever dreamed of (including bringing a wonderful 4-year-old little girl into my life). The biological father is out of the picture. Maggie had wrestled with some health issues nothing serious until last April, when she had sur gery. Complications set in, and I lost the only person who ever mattered, aside from our little girl. My question is, since we were never married, how do I refer to Maggie when relating what happened? I am in the process of adopting her daughter and explanations to strangers are tough. (Wow, youre taking on a child when you dont HAVE to?) How do I respond to these remarks? I know this is a multi-part question, but I have so many unan swered questions lately, I gured Id ask you for an opinion. GRIEVING IN MISSOURIDEAR GRIEVING: Although you and Maggie werent legally mar ried, you were a couple for some time. Im very sorry for your loss. It would be accurate to refer to her as your late signicant other, your partner or longtime girlfriend. I would like to compliment you for stepping up to care for the girl when her biological father did not. And I do have suggestions for how to respond to anyone insensitive enough to ask why you would take on a child you didnt have to. The rst would be to ignore the question. The second would be to avoid such a person in the future, and the third would be to reply, I love her like a daughter, want to make sure shes secure and provided for, and THATS why Im doing it.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Husband cant erase wifes journal writing about affair DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips M C Y K

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 DAIL Y COMMERCIAL B3 www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 Im all about making dinner easy, and Im all about taking as much help as I can get. My slow cooker is one of my most used kitchen items. It really surprises me how so many folks out there arent using this convenient little appliance. I think part of the reason for that is because people have the misconception that slow cookers are just for making soup or that everything you put in there tastes like stew. If thats the case, yall are doing it wrong. You can make almost anything in that crock cooker from curries and pasta to white sh and stuffed peppers! (Folks who use our Crock Cooker Menus know all about that, but more on that a little later.) Yes, there are all kinds of things you can cook in that slow cooker of yours that you might not have thought about trying be fore, including the following: Meatloaf. First, mix up your favorite meatloaf recipe in a shape that will t in your slow cooker. Put a steamer basket or a small rack in the bottom of the crock insert. Take two 2-footlong pieces of alumi num foil, fold each piece in half and then in half again so that you end up with two 24-inch-long pieces of aluminum foil that are about 3 inches wide. Lay one piece of foil on top of the other (one verti cally and one horizontally) so that they cross in the middle of each strip. Place the meatloaf mixture on the aluminum strips, bringing the ends up over the top of the meatloaf. Join the ends of the aluminum foil so that you have a handle, which you will use to lift the meatloaf in and out of your slow cooker. Place the meat loaf (and the foil handle) in the slow cooker on top of the rack or steamer. Cook on low for seven hours. Ghee. Put eight sticks of butter in the slow cooker and leave it on low for about eight hours with something propping the lid open enough for steam to es cape (a wooden spoon works). Spoon the scum off the top of the two cups of liquid youre left with. Dont be tempted to scrape the sides and the bottom of the slow cooker to remove the burnt milk solids. When the liquid comes to room temperature, lter it through cheesecloth and into a jar. Store ghee in the fridge or in the cupboard. Baked sweet potatoes. To make easy work out of baked sweet pota toes, wash ve or six sweet potatoes and place them in the slow cooker. Cook on low for seven hours. Oats. If you like having oatmeal for breakfast in the morning, why not let your slow cooker prepare it for you while you sleep? Put a cup of steel cut oats and 3.5 cups of water or milk in the slow cooker. Add any combination of fruit and seasonings that you want. I would suggest cinnamon, apples, rai sins and a bit of vanilla. Cook on low for six to eight hours. Artichokes. Prep your artichokes by trimming the spiny tips from the leaves and trimming about an inch off the top of the artichoke. Give them a good cleaning and then put them stem side down in the slow cooker. Sprinkle the artichokes with salt, pepper and the juice of half a lemon. Add a bit of water and cook on low for six to seven hours. Yogurt. Put eight cups of milk in the slow cook er and cook on low for 2.5 hours. Turn the slow cooker off, and let sit with the lid on for three hours. Remove the lid just long enough to add half a cup of plain yogurt with live cultures to the milk, then cover again. Wrap a towel over the top and around the slow cooker. You want a dark and insulated place for those cultures to hang out. After about 12 hours, you have yo gurt!Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. Find out more at www.savingdinner.com.Surprising things to prepare in your slow cooker DINNER DIVALeanne Ely The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN MCYK

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com Who doesnt like mac and cheese? I think I might have lived off it during my ear ly 20s. I even used to eat it cold and didnt mind at all. I also liked to cover it in hot sauce and put it on a hot dog. But now if I am going to make mac and cheese, I really like to try and jazz it up and nd different in gredients that might make it even better. This recipe that I have for you does just that. It has the usual suspects of pasta and a rich cheese sauce, however it also has shrimp, broccoli and artichokes. Artichokes are an underutilized food, if you ask me. They usually nd themselves paired with spinach and cream cheese and being stabbed at with tortilla chips. Although I do enjoy a good spinach and artichoke dip, I think artichokes can be added to so many other things and in this case, its some mac and cheese. This recipe calls for shrimp, but you could sub just about anything you thought would go well with it. If you like canned tuna, it might make a re ally cool tuna casserole or maybe some grilled chicken and spicy Italian sausage. For a wine pairing, I would get a good glass of Sauvignon Blanc from California and after topping your mac and cheese with some feta, take a bite and enjoy. Cheers, Chef.SHRIMP AND ARTICHOKE MAC AND CHEESE 1/2 tsp. olive oil 1 cup herb marinated arti choke hearts 1 cup blanched broccoli 8 oz. cooked, frozen shrimp 3 cups barilla penne pasta, cooked 2 cups vegetable stock 8 oz. cheddar cheese sauce 1 cup fresh green scallions, sliced thin 4 tbs. crumbled feta cheese 1. Spray the pan with 1/8 tsp. of olive oil. To the pan add: 1/4 cup marinated artichoke hearts, 1/4 cup broccoli, 1/4 cup shrimp, 3/4 cup penne pasta, 1/2 cup vegetable stock, 1/4 cup (2 oz.) cheddar cheese sauce. 2. Stir all ingredients together, bring to a simmer and heat all of the ingredients through to 165. Add 1/4 cup green onion. 3. Stir to combine well, and place the hot pasta into a bowl. Garnish with 1 tbsp. of feta cheeseTim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at timmiespain@iammorrison.com/.Not your everyday mac and cheese CHEFS CORNERTim Spain SICKOFBRAILLEWAFTS ELAINERESCUEMEIMOUT XERXESIOFPERSIANOLTE TSPSSNRESSWELLUP FOURXFOURSTEREO BURLAPERNROWDYWAG AGUASSHAYLOBESMIEN THEWINTERXGAMESLONGU SEALOTCTHINGIS MPGOSLOBEOFOMITS GROUCHOMARXMUSTACHE METROSILOSLAWAES RLSTINENIKLBAR SICEMPROFESSORXAVIER TORNSHOUTACNERSVPD UNIBLESSHITGEISHA POORMESOLVEFORX ENTHUSESPAXTCBAA DEIGNRETURNOFDOCTORX AHOOTADAMSALELOONIE MINDYSTEEPEDDOWELL CROSSWORD SOLUTION M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Garden Club of Sebring hosted its Annual Luncheon Card Party on March 6 with more than 130 participants in attendance. For an $8 entry fee, guests brought their favorite board or card game and the club provided a delicious luncheon consisting of nger sandwiches, homemade mini quiche, veggie cup, cheese/fruit kabob, ham roll-up and cookies. The luncheon was planned and prepared by member Linda Morwick. Along with lunch, there were many door prizes, a 50/50, a silent auction with several really nice items such as potted or chids, gift baskets, sever al gift cards and a money tree. Plants were also sold and given as prizes. The Garden Club met its goal for its scholarship fundraiser for Sebring stu dents.Day of games helps Garden Club reach goal Courtesy photoPlenty of fun mixed well with raising money for the Garden Club of Sebrings scholarship funds.Author sets book signingsLocal author Mary Bailey is proud to announce the release of the nal book in her Jesus My Son trilogy, Jesus My Son: Marys Journal of Jesus Final Days. She will be holding book signings at the following locations: Wings of Eagles, Lake Placid, March 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cindys Gifts, Lakeshore Mall, March 29, 2-6 p.m. Sebring Christian Church, March 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Marys heartfelt journal entries offer a fresh per spective of the days leading up to and including the crucixion, resurrection, and ascension. After Jesus ascended to join His Father, her Lord reached down and patted Mary on the back. Well done, my dear child, you have nur tured our earthly son well. Now, He is My Heavenly Son. Did His words lessen Marys pain? Remember, she was only human. Bailey retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky after working as a technology profession al for more than 30 years. Shortly after retirement, she began working on a MAMAW degree and now has seven grandchildren. She and her husband still live in Kentucky, but be come snowbirds and y to Sebring to enjoy the winter sunshine. Discover more about Bailey and Jesus My Son on her website www.jesusmyson.com. All of here books are also available on her website and www. amazon.com.Garden Club to have booth at Mall FestivalAVON PARK The Avon Park Founders Garden Club will have a booth at the corner of Main Street and Butler Avenue dur ing the Springtime on the Mall Festival in Avon Park Friday and Saturday. The club will be selling caladium bulbs, plants, decorative pots and Yard Junque. They will also be giving away seed packets. There will also be a dis play board showing yards that have been presented with the Yard of the Month award.Promenaders plan Student NightLAKE PLACID The Pine Ridge Promenaders are hosting a Student Night on Thursday. Square and round dance students currently in lessons will be admitted without charge. Jennie Martin will begin cueing early rounds at 7 p.m., and Nelson Wakeman will begin call ing at 7:30 p.m. The dance will be held at Sunshine RV Resort on State Road 70, 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27. Visitors are always welcome and square dance attire is optional. For more info, call Jim 863-243-1226.Womans Club plans partySEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebrings dessert card and board game party will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Gamers may bring a lunch, but dessert and beverages will be provid ed as part of the $3 admission. The winner at each table will receive a monetary prize. The gener al public, both men and women, are encouraged to join the fun. Call Cathy Vizer at 4711667 or Rusty Sherman at 655-0105 to reserve a table.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID This weeks roll call showed the club had another net loss for the week, however this meeting was dedicated to honoring the 2013 queen and division winners. Ethel Emanuel is the chapter queen. She met her goal and became a KOPS on June 2, 2013. Joan Dunn, who is a 10-year KOPS, had the chapters second high est honor by crowning the new queen. Past years queens were intro duced and they are: 2011 Beverly Ditmar; 2010 Linda Haidle; 2009 Laverda Alvis, with runner-up Barbara Huff; 2008 Theresa Rhodes; 2007 Carolyn Rider; 2006 chapter and state king Jim Butt and queen Karen Goodwin; 2005 Sue Otteson; 2004 Barbara Heitazenrater; 2003 Joan Dunn; and 2002 Jean Pace. Division winners in Division 3 are Carolyn Mead rst place and June Elam second place. Division 4 are Jerri Gage, rst and Ethel Emanuel, second with Bernice Lambert alternate. The KOPS who were never out of their lee way for 2013 are Joan Dunn, Barbara Huff, Ethel Emanuel, and Elaine Orr. They were presented with a black K charm. Joan Dunn received her 10-year KOPS pin and Barbara Huff her ve-year KOPS pin. Vi Christian was given an award for perfect at tendance, her third year, and Barbara Huff for being program chairman this past year. This chapter meets every Monday at the Womens Club in Lake Placid. Weigh-in is be tween 3-3:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 4. SNAPSHOTS LO CAL CLUBS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Dr. Juan Alvarez was the speaker at the Lake Placid Noon Rota ry Clubs luncheon on Thursday, March 20. Alvarez is with the Florida Joint & Spine In stitute. He received his undergraduate degree at Boston University and his medical degree from the University of Florida. He is Ivy-league trained and board cer tied in joint replacement. Alvarez takes full advantage of technology and computer navigation in performing advanced joint re placement surgery. He performs the quadsparing total kneed replacement, anterior hip replacements and robotic surgery. His residency was in orthopedic surgery at the hospital in the Univer sity of Pennsylvania and he is board certied in orthopedic surgery. Alvarez has been in private practice for more than 12 years, eight of those years in association with Florida Hospital. He has recently implemented a program of Rapid Recovery Joint Replacements. Florida Hospital made this possible by purchasing the necessary equipment and training their staff in the new procedures. Alvarez strives each day to provide the highest level of quality care to each and every patient. He can be reached at 385-2222 or you can set up an appointment at www.oridajointspine.com.Alvarez speaks to LP Rotarians Courtesy photoAvon Park Meals on Wheels hosted March for Meals Community Champions Week March 17-21. Local volunteer Vernon Yost (left) and City Councilman Terry Heston participate in the event to show their support for the communitys homebound and hungry seniors. March for Meals is a national campaign during the month of March that seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community.MARCH FOR MEALS Courtesy photoSeven-year-old Kara Benson, daughter of Kelly Johnson of Sebring, shows the 11 inches of her hair she recently had cut off to donate to the Locks of Love organization.LOCKS OF LOVE M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The March meeting of the Avon Park Founders Gar den Club was held at the home of Betty Hannah. The program for the meeting was a presentation on how to make Gar den Junque using recycled materials. Betty Hannah and Betty Scott presented the program. They showed the club members how to turn old dishes, glassware, lamp parts, jewelry, door x tures and just about any thing else you are throwing out, into beautiful decorative art pieces to place in your yard. Hannah has several pieces in her yard and members were impressed by the birdbath, bird feeders and soon-to-be fairie garden that she has made using recycled materials. Some pieces of Gar den Junque will be for sale at the booth that the club will have at the Avon Park Sprintime on the Mall Festival on Friday and Saturday. The club will also be selling caladi um bulbs, decorative pots and plants grown by the club members. Look for their booth at the corner of Main Street and Butler Avenue. During the business meeting, Anita Helbig an nounced that the March Yard of the Month Award was presented to Pamela Gombita of 1351 Memorial Drive. Pictures of the yard were shown. Helbig also informed the members of the times for the Springtime on the Mall Festival and a work sched ule was set up. Members were reminded to have their plants at the site before 8 a.m. A letter was read from Pat Shira of District IX thanking the club for its donation to the Therapy through Plants program at Avon Park Correctional Institution. A discussion was held concerning the location for a tree to be plant ed for Florida Arbor Day. Suggestions were made for the type of tree to be planted. Rosie Longanecker will check on prices for the tree. Evelyn Delk informed the club of the guid ed tour of the wildower trails at South Florida State College. There is also a display at the museum at the college, featuring the pygmy fringe tree. Jody Grifng and Mickey Bernir assumed the job of nominating committee to present a slate of ofcers for next year. President Hannah reminded the club of the regional conference and the Dis trict I meeting to be held in Lake Placid in May. The next meeting of the club will be held at 10 a.m. May 8 with a program on planting by the cycles of the moon. Anyone interested in attending this meeting can phone 452-1927 for the location.Avon Park Garden Club learns about Garden Junque Courtesy photoBetty Hannah (left) and Betty Scott gave a demonstration on creating Garden Junque with recycled materials during the recent Avon Park Founders Garden Club meeting. Courtesy photoRick Ingler, president of the Veterans Council of Highlands County Inc., recently received $2,000 from the American Legion Post 74 Ladies Auxiliary. The proceeds are earmarked to be used for the Veterans Food Pantry, housed at the Veteran Services Ofce. American Legion Auxiliary collected the funds from a Red Bag Auction and Dinner and added funds from the American Legion Poppy Drive. In front of the Veterans Food Pantry are (from left) Carol West, assistant county Veteran Services ofcer, Auxiliary member Charlotte Workman, Ingler, and Auxiliary members Laurie Arnado and Kathy Richards.LADIES AUXILIARY DONATES TO VETERANS Special to the News-SunSEBRING When members of the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring en tered the clubhouse March 10, they were pleasantly surprised by the Mexican theme on the dining and buffet tables. The wonderful self-serve taco bar catered by Garcia Catering of Avon Park was delicious, bountiful and enjoyed by all. Chairwoman Johnell West introduced her co-chairwoman, Terry Comeau, who told the membership about some facts regarding Mexico. Comeau said Mexico is one-fth the size of the United States with a population of 120 million people. In the 1990s, Mexico became an oil supply nation and in 1996, Mexico, in partnership with the United States and Canada, formed the North American Free Trade Act. Comeau also talked about the holidays celebrated by the Mexican people. One quaint fact is that Christmas is held on Dec. 15, but the Mexican children have to wait until Jan. 5 to re ceive their Christmas gifts. A general meeting was then held and the membership was reminded of the Womens Apparel Flea Market on March 22 and the Tasters Luncheon, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 5.Womans Club of Sebring learns about Mexico Courtesy photoHal Wilson works on a very special night at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Thursday night Bingo night. Wilson works setup, verier of numbers, calls Bingo, runs the 50-50 drawings, sells paper at the beginning and makes coffee.LAKE PLACID ELK OF THE MONTH MCYK

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com Placid Lakes Party LineBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID Carol Kelly, RN will be at the Town Hall ofrom 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, providing blood pressure screening, and offering some healthy, keep t exercises for those with limited mobil ity. Carol is scheduled for the fourth Thursday of the month. Our Get Well wishes go to Suzanne Kreuger, who is on the mend after surgery. The Placid Lakes Social Circle will meet Thursday, April 3 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. Sign-up sheets for the June 3 din ner theatre show MidLife Crisis, Fireworks Dinner Cruise in July. Also, plans for the Dalton Gang Cook-Out. Hand and Foot card night will take place April 14 at the town hall starting at 5 p.m. Call Joyce at 6996331 or Bonnie 465-4888. The Pioneers need your help providing some in formation. Here are some of the questions we need answered: Who was the pilot for August Toblers private plane? Who was the original bartender at the PLCC? We know Lake Groves Road West was the runway for Toblers and others planes, do you know who made sure the runway was lit up for landing? This is just a tip of the iceberg. We need facts that will be captured and cat alogued with the express purpose of preserving the heritage of Placid Lakes by creating a historical legacy through the efforts of the newly formed Placid Lakes Pioneer group. The next meeting is scheduled for April 17 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. You are a Pioneer if you lived here during the forma tive years, or your kin did. Join this very interesting group, and bring any and all stuff from the good ole days to show and tell. We need you. More Painted Buntings have been spot ted, and the migration begins. Ducks are busy nding their apartments, and the nches can now be called Goldnches as they get rid of their winter coat to make their way up North. They are very smart this year, waited a little before getting their ight-plan together. The Whip-o-Wills are letting us know theyre around, and the Big-Mouth Wrens, too. And the Wren is one of the smallest birds, with the loudest song!Town and Country Mobile Home ParkBy Janet DaySEBRING Our weather has been so delightful; it seems spring had sprung in Sebring for a couple of weeks. We hope northbound snowbirds nd the same is true when they reach their destination. As many prepare to travel north, we welcome back Rod Blaise as he returned from an extended time in Vermont. (Brrrr) I referenced the Chili Cook-off last article. The evening was successful and Town and Country top chili cooks were Bill Mattson with New England Road Kill (rst prize), Bette Chapel (sec ond) and Daphne Rigel (third). Congratulations to all! The slave auction apparently raised little inter est to our retired folks. A fun evening was enjoyed by all though. March has been quite busy with breakfasts, luncheons and the annual spaghetti dinner. A special luncheon for the shufeboard group was held on March 21. The shufers have had a great season with more than 20 play ers some weeks. Keep up the good works, guys and gals, and thanks to Wendy for the recognition luncheon. Janet Johns has had a faithful group for movie night on alternating Wednesdays. If any one missed the Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop program on March 14, you missed a great evening. Our Richard Eade composed much of the script with his co-hort, Ken Hockin. Congratulations, gentlemen; it was a fantastic show! A delightful quar tet (Friends) from the Heartland Harmonizers entertained at the March Homeowners Association meeting. DeAnne Angelo was welcomed as our most recent park resident. Dee is Shirley and Dwaine Lowes daughter. Everyone has enjoyed having Jerry and Nancy Barber as ten ants this winter. The Barbers are a welcome addition to most park functions. We hope they decide to return next season. Homes are available. Manager Kim King informed us she needs to have in writing permission for residents to use someone elses driveway. She also needs reservations if someone wishes to utilize the clubhouse for other than normal HOA functions. Shirley Lowe made an appeal for The Salvation Armys food do nation box; it was agreed we would bring food donations to monthly meetings and dinners. A beautiful hand-carved gavel was presented to HOA President Mark Sims by Tom Bogaczyk. Thank you to Jim Lewis for taking our retired ags to a local agency for proper disposal. Nell Hayes of Highlands County Sheriff Department will attend the April 7 HOA meeting with any updated information relative to Neighborhood Watch Program. It is always a pleasure to have Nell at tend. Wendy Johnson announced the HOA annual pool party will be April 5 with chicken furnished and pot luck for remainder of dinner. Social hour at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5. Please sign up in the clubhouse. Chuck and I enjoyed the Royal Lipizzan Horse Show at their Myakka City ranch recently. We learned later that neighbors the Deacons and Cavells were also attendees. I be lieve we all shared positive feelings concerning the excellence of the lady riders and horses. Thank you to whoever placed the poster in the clubhouse. Several residents were hospitalized this month to include Joyce Glassbrook, Marion Farezoco, Marie Barber and Wanda Bogaczyk. Marie Barber has been in rehab after knee surgery but re turned home on March 21. Our heartfelt thoughts to Marie and Allen after a U.S. 27 auto accident. Some tragic happenings have occurred on that highway this past year, and we are sorry the Barbers were included. Other residents have been attacked by the inuenza virus and experienced lin gering illness. Best wishes for rapid recovery to all. Congratulations to Bill LaPeer for selection of House of the Month for March by our managers. Best wishes to all April birthday folks Ken Taylor, Lynn Cavell, Ana DeLaMata, Edwina Williams, Roger Deacon, Syl Kreuser, Mary Demler, Mary Lichtle, Paul Henneberry, Mark Sims, Wolfgang Topp, Marion Farezoco, Allen Barber, and Alan Roberts. Safe travel and a blessed summer to all northern residents.Tropical Harbor EstatesBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID We have green shamrocks hanging from the ceiling, meaning our clubhouse has been decorated for St. Patricks Day. Thanks to Charlotte Charlton and her volunteers. Movie-goers enjoyed a hilarious matinee March 17 called The North Avenue Irregulars. Im sure it was funny in 1979 when it came out and the Walt Disney Production was still funny in the year 2014. Our chairperson, Brenda Knoche, informed us that we took in $175 for Senior Care Services and she thanked everyone for their donations. Monday coffee on St. Patricks Day was made and hosted by Kris Tyfair, Faith Finnigan and Lorna Hodgdon. They served sugar cookies topped with green candies. Donna Vanden Bergh was our congenial emcee. It was her last time and we en joyed her distinctive style. Donna called on Carol Noel for the Sunshine Report. Glenn Horton and Evelyn Guiney have been ill; there are thinking of you cards to sign. Alvin Loritz and Pat Wahl are in the hospital. Harold and Sandra Browns daughter has passed away. Please sign all cards so the recip ients known that they are in our thoughts. Donna also read the birthdays for the week and the Kilbrides were present, Donna on March 19 and Kendall on March 22. We sang Happy Birthday to them with the help of Ruth Ann Walls playing the piano. How do you like your burritos? Come Thursday at 5 p.m. and build your own. Would you rather have chicken or beef? All table service, drinks and desserts are provided. This meal on March 27 is a fun draiser for the Memorial Committee in this park. The dinner is $6. On March 29 is our Choral Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Ruth Pilgun is the director and Ruth Ann Walls is the pianist. Come and enjoy. Refreshments will be served after the program. The ticket for the concert is $3. A 90th birthday cele bration for Lowell Andy Anderson was given on March 15. Approximately 95 family and friends stopped by the clubhouse to wish the birthday boy well. Their family wrote, Our parents are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends in the park that they have come to know and love. We thank you so much. A big family dinner was held for Gertrude Burgans 95th birthday on March 16. The celebration was held at Helen Burgans home. Gertrude enjoyed her party and all her gifts. Fred and Julie Foland have had a house guest, Dana Howe. The friends visit was short and she will be moving on. The corned beef and cabbage dinner was held Monday. The corned beef was tender and so were the vegetables. Some 200 people were served. Louis Wackershauser spent most of the day in the clubhouse kitchen and so did a lot of the other volunteers. At Ladies Coffee on March 18, Marilyn Cromer made the cof fee and led the meeting. Marilyn said that 35 people came to the noon car ry-in lunch on March 11. Vickie Echelberry reported on our STR8UP Youth Ministry fund. Vickie bought paper products for the Youth House. The rst of the month is coming, which means the mens pancake breakfast April 5. The Tropical Harbor Chorus will present a pro gram at 7 p.m. March 29 in the clubhouse. Ruth Pilgun is the director and Ruth Ann Walls is the pianist. Tickets are $3. The mens lunch out was held at the Placid Lakes Country Club on March 18. Twenty-two men were present. The ladies went to the Jacaranda Hotel in Avon Park on Main Street. Eight-one women en joyed the buffet and the ambience. Doris True and Paula Bannister hosted the luncheon and the door prize rafe. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies Nelson MandelaScoreboardParty Bridge scores for Woodhaven Estates are: First Laurie LaBerge Second Larry Bouseld Third Eric Wickstrom Duplicate Bridge: First Margaret Bouseld and Bob Helton Second Eric and Sandra Wickstrom Third Betty Frizzell and Ken Meyer FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS M C Y K

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www.newssun.comWednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 Holly BivinsDenzel and Marcie Bivins of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Holly Jo, at 12:26 p.m. on March 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Holly weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inch es in length. Maternal grandmother is Lorri Lammie of Sebring.Noah BranningGreg Branning and Casey Peacock, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Noah Gregory Branning, at 3:10 p.m. on March 8, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Noah weighed 8 pounds at birth and was 20.5 inch es in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Daniel and Carla Notestine of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Gregory Branning of Sebring, and Alicia Branning and Dave Heidtman, both of Indiana.Messiah PhillipsPatrick and Latisha Phillips of Avon Park an nounce the birth of a son, Messiah Elijha, at 12:13 p.m. on March 10, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Messiah weighed 7 pounds at birth. Maternal grandmother is Laverne Douglas, also of Avon Park.Asia RobinsonMaurice Robinson and Melinda Burns of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Asia Robinson, on March 18, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Asia weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.Cason RomanikJoseph and Jessica Romanik of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Cason John, at 4:26 p.m. on March 6, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Cason weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ray Pugh of Newtown, Pa. and Teresa Sullivan of Sebring. Paternal grand parents are Alfred and Mary Romanik of Sebring.Gabriella TorresJose III and Jennifer Torres of Wauchula an nounce the birth of a daughter, Gabriella Marie, at 12:05 p.m. on March 8, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Gabriella weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Clayton and Tina Carpenter of Frostproof. Paternal grandparents are Jose Torres Jr. and Patricia Trevino.Victoria WacasterKeith Rusty and Elizabeth Wacaster of Sebring announce the birth of a daugh ter, Victoria Willow, at 7:38 a.m. on March 18, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Victoria weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Viki Sager. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Pat Wacaster.Ethan WherryDustin Wherry and Jessica Gavagni, both of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a son, Ethan Abraham Wherry, at 11:40 a.m. on March 7, 2014 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Ethan weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandpar ents are Sesto and Alane Gavagni of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are Lori and Robert Wherry, also of Lake Placid. CELEBRATIONS BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Ridge Area Arc will offer a Safe Staff Foodhandler Certicate program from 5:309 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Ridge Area Arcs main campus. Anyone in the food ser vice industry or those who are interested in work ing in the eld and want to obtain a certicate can enroll in this class being taught by a Certied Professional Food Manager. Florida law requires that all food service employees be trained in an approved food safety program. A public food service establishment has 60 days from the date of hire to train their employees with a Florida approved food safety training program. This includes all employees responsible for food storage, preparation, display or any service of food and beverages. Even volunteer organizations (churches, clubs and oth er non-prots) serving food should have their food workers trained in a food safety program. The SafeStaff Foodhandler Training Program is the contracted program of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The class will cover the six mandat ed key food safety principles: 1. Ensuring proper personal hygiene; 2. Preventing cross-contamination; 3. Controlling time and temperature when handling food; 4. Proper cleaning and sanitizing; 5. The causes and effects of major foodborne illnesses; and 6. Ensuring proper vermin control. A study guide will be provided and given to each student. A certicate and an original wallet card will also be presented to the students at the end of the class that will be valid for three years. Students only need to bring to class a No. 2 pencil and a picture ID. Cost is $15 per student and must be paid in advance by 5 p.m., Friday, April 11. There will be no refunds for students not attending the class since books have to be ordered in advance but a substitution of another person can be made. Checks can be made payable to Ridge Area Arc and mailed to 120 W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825 or stop by the Arc administration ofce on College Drive to make a payment. When submitting payment, include your name, birthdate, address and phone number. For more details or to ver ify there is still an opening, call 452-1295, ext. 124. The class will be taught in Ridge Area Arcs training room at the workcenter, 120 W. College Dr., Avon Park. Students must show up promptly at 5:30 p.m. The Foodhandler Training Program is a new ser vice being provided to the community by Ridge Area Arc. Arc is a local nonprot charitable organization that offers training and education to individuals with disabilities. The Foodhandler program is open to all individuals.Foodhandler class planned at Arc MetroRidge Area Arc will offer a SafeStaff Foodhandler Certicate program from 5:30-9 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Ridge Area Arcs main campus. DAVID BAUDERAP Television WriterNEW YORK One month in, NBCs genera tional trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the To night show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it. Fallons fast start is clear in television ratings and even more stark in social media metrics. While too early to declare a new king of late-night TV, the tran sition is a marked change from how badly NBC fum bled the short-lived switch from Leno to Conan OBrien in 2009. As a guy whos been doing this for 36 years, I dont allow myself to think about this level of suc cess, said Ted Harbert, NBC broadcasting chair man. NBC had hoped for an increase in young viewers and steeled itself to lose some of Lenos older fans, but Fallons reception was a surprise. When Fallon premiered on Tonight during the Olympics, the franchise hit numbers unseen since Johnny Carsons last week in 1992. Things have set tled down but Fallon is still comfortably on top. Dur ing the week of March 1014, Fallon averaged 4.26 million viewers to Jim my Kimmels 2.83 million on ABC and David Letter mans 2.78 million on CBS, the Nielsen company said. Fallon has consistently topped the 4.1 million viewers that Leno aver aged this season before leaving. Fallons lead over his rivals is more pronounced among viewers aged 18to-49, the demographic NBC bases its advertising sales upon. Fallon and NBC embrace the way many early-tobed consumers experience late-night television these days: by watching clips of a shows best moments online. The YouTube clip of Fallon and Will Smith acting out the evolution of hip-hop dancing has been seen more than 12.8 million times. Fallons lipsync duel with Paul Rudd on songs by Tina Turner, Foreigner and Queen has nearly 9 million views. Other popular clips show Fallon, singer Idina Menzel and the Roots per forming Let it Go with childrens instruments and the sliced-and-diced ver sion of newsmen Brian Williams and Lester Holt on Rappers Delight. Each segment is funny, good-natured and utterly impossible to imagine Fal lons old-school predecessor doing. What I notice in peoples reactions is not just that they like the show and think that its funny, but they like the feelgood spirit, Harbert said. Theres a total absence of snarkiness, of cynicism. Its just there to make you feel good before you go to sleep. The anti-show biz style pioneered by Letterman isnt dead, said Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Televi sion and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. But it may have run its course to some extent, he said, and Fallons sincerity dilutes the pure snark of Letterman and OBrien. Fallon has been able to change the equation, he said. Hes made his mark despite a more crowded competitive landscape, with OBrien, Jon Stew art, Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler and Arsenio Hall also mining late-night laughs. During his rst month, Fallon generated more than 120 million YouTube views, Twitter mentions and Facebook posts, the research rm Relish MIX said. Thats more than double Kimmel, who had 57 million in the same social media metric. Letter man had 2.3 million. That lopsidedness is a huge wake-up call to writers, producers of latenight, network marketing departments and other series in all genres that they must feed the beast or die, said Marc Karzen, RelishMIX spokesman. Friday nights routine with Kevin Bacon revisiting some Footloose dance moves quickly caught re online, and video highlights had been watched 7.3 million times as of early Monday.Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on Tonight showAs a guy whos been doing this for 36 years, I dont allow myself to think about this level of success.Ted Harbert NBC broadcasting chairman Associated PressWASHINGTON A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting peoples privacy. CEOs from Facebook, Google, Netix and others spent more than two hours with Obama in the Oval Ofce discussing their concerns about NSA spying programs, which have drawn outrage from tech companies whose data have been scooped up by the government. Joining Obama and the CEOs were Obamas commerce secretary, homeland security adviser, and counselor John Podesta, whom Obama has tasked with leading a review of privacy and big data. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues departed the White House without speaking to reporters. The White House said Obama gave the CEOs an update on the big data review, which is ex amining the complex and evolving relationship between the government, its citizens and their private information. The president reiter ated his administrations commitment to taking steps that can give people greater condence that their rights are being protected while preserving important tools that keep us safe, the White House said in a statement. Separate from the big data review, Obama in January directed the government to develop and present alternatives for who should store the phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans that the NSA holds. Obama gave the Justice Department until March 28 to report back, with an eye toward even tually stripping the massive data collection from the governments hands. That review and other limits on secret spy ing were prompted by disclosures from former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden that enraged Internet companies like Google when it was alleged that the NSA had secretly tapped into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. In the lead-up to Fridays meeting, Zuckerberg took to his own Facebook page to strongly condemn Obamas administration for its secret spying tactics, following reports that the NSA had once used spoofs of the social network to infect computers with malware.Obama, Internet CEOs talk privacy M C Y K

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.com CLASSIFIEDSBHF &Co 2 months experience needed40 Temporary workers needed in Pontotoc, MS from approximately May 1, 2014 Nov 3, 2014. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Clearing ground o f rocks, sticks & roots by hand, General field & fence maintenance. Preparing the ground for planting. Manually weeding fields by hand or using hand tools. Participate in irrigation activities. Set up, operate and repair irrigation systems. Load & unload boxes on trucks or trailers. Repair, maintain and clean all hand tools and mechanical equipment prior to and after use. (All tools will be provided at no cost to workers) Work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Workers maybe ask to operate farm equipment, cotton pickers, combine, drive tractors in fields and any other equipment related to the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops. Safety training for use o f farm equipment and tractors will be provided. Sweet Potatoes Covering potatoes with use of bedding machine & covering with plastic. Cut slips by hand with knife, place in boxes to load & unload onto trucks. Riding mechanical transplanter and loading slips in planting cups Divining plants by hand. Use of mechanical digging equipment to dig potatoes. May also harvest potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potatoes by size quality or type. Two months experience needed for hand cutting slips and use of mechanical transplanter & mechanical diggers. May also plant, cultivate & harvest the following: Cotton Wrap ties around cotton bales, banding/unbanding, moving bales with dolly, loosening bales and loading bales on tractor. Thin out young cotton, keep wet cotton separate from dry cotton. Purple Hull Peas, Watermelons, Beans and Corn The majority of the workday is spent on ones feet and outdoors. Workers may stand in one place for any period of time. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift. Work is performed in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required job duties. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the worker on the day the work commences. Workers will be paid the highest o f $9.87 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 662-842-2175, AL 256-259-1835, LA 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672, using job orde r MS92289. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000203TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11522 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0990-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1 BLOCK 99 PLACID LAKES SECTION 19,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: NAZLY CHAR; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 23rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 21st day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk March 19,26; April 2,9,2014 The Community Redevelopment Agency annual report 2012-2013 is available at the Sebring CRA office 863-471-5104 and the City of Sebring Clerks office 863-471-5100 located at 368 South Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK,395 CR 17A WEST,AVON PARK,FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF TO AN AUCTIONEER ON APRIL 16,2014 AT 10:00 AM.ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Toby Watkins 217 Konrod Clarke 230 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORDS LIEN MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS,UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. March 26; April 2,2014 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida Statutes at 10:00 a.m.on At 1118 WEIGLE AVE., Sebring,Florida 33870. SALE DATE 4/14/14 1988 BEAC 17N430129HW006243 March 26,2014 NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate,including unmatured,contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE,ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is February 15,2014. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 26,2014. Personal Representative: RANDALL ASHBAUGH 535 Brookwood Point Place,Apt.122 Simpsonville,SC 29681 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R.RHOADES,P.A. Florida Bar No.:308714 Clifford R.Rhoades,P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring,Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 service@crrpalaw.com March 26; April 2,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-83 IN RE:ESTATE OF GAYLE A.ASHBAUGH a/k/a Gayle A.Ashbaugh,Jr., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent,the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending,and the file number are indicated above.The address of the court is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870.The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate,even if that claim is unmatured,contingent or unliquidated,you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS IN THE PROBATE COURT NOTICE OF HEARING CASE NUMBER:2013-ES-45-00320 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF:WILLIAMSBURG IN THE MATTER OF: Warren Robuck Muldrow,Jr. (Decedent) DATE:May 27,2014 TIME:10:00 a.m. PLACE:Williamsburg County Probate Court, Alex Chatman Judicial Complex,147 West Main Street,Kingstree,South Carolina 29556 PURPOSE OF HEARING: Angelo Muldrow is petitioning to be appointed Personal Representative.The hearing is on this request. Executed this 5th day of March,2014. Signature:Helen T.McFadden Print Name:Helen T.McFadden,Esquire Address:Post Office Box 658 Lake City,South Carolina 29560 Telephone:(Work):(843) 374-1628 E-mail helenmcfadden@sabblaw.com Relationship to Decedent/Estate: Attorney for the Petitioner NOTE:Probate court recommends that all interested parties be represented by council licensed to practice law in South Carolina.If any interested party wishes to represent him/herself,he/she will be required to adhere to the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and South Carolina Rules of Evidence. March 19,26; April 2,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-54 IN RE:ESTATE OF WILHELMINA DUNN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILHELMINA DUNN,deceased,whose date of death was December 10,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and 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 19,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte Pember 71 Boat Ramp Road Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W.Roy Wilkes Attorney for Charlotte Pember Florida Bar Number:0608475 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Telephone:(863)699-2222 Fax:(863)465-1857 E-Mail:wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com Secondary E-Mail: darah@wilkeslawfirm.com March 19,26,2014 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 26,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ James Watson Kelly 701 Shadowhill Court Midlothian,Virginia 23114 Attorney for Personal Representatives: MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 E-Mail:marider@mariderlaw.com March 26; April 2,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-91 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF RUBY H.KELLY,a/k/a RUBY LEE KELLY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUBY H.KELLY,a/k/a RUBY LEE KELLY,deceased, whose date of death was June 10,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.GC 13-471 JAMES P.BAIRD and JUDY BAIRD, husband and wife,and ROBERT L.BAIRD and BONNIE BAIRD,husband and wife, Plaintiffs, vs NOEL Q.COWSERT a/k/a NOEL QUENTIN COWSERT and LAWANA J.COWSERT a/k/a LAWANDA J.HANCOCK,husband and wife, or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs,devisees, legatees or grantees,and any and all other persons or parties claiming by,through,under or against them; and all claimants,persons or parties,natural or corporate,or whose exact legal status if unknown,claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right,title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida,described as: Lot 8,Block D,CRESCENT VIEW,according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2 Page 54,Public Records of Highlands County,Florida 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,Florida,at 11:00 A.M.on the 30th day of April,A.D.,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 pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (SEAL) ``In Accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830 (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711.'' March 19,26,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000756-XXAX-MX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. FRANKLIN S.CARDEN A/K/A SHANE CARDEN; DENISE M.CARDEN A/K/A DENISE CARDEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTY L.OTTO NKA CHRISTY SINGLETARY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; 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 INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 1141,AND ALL OF LOTS 1142 AND 1143,AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO.3,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 90,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 2182 N MORNINGSIDE RD 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 May 1st, 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 24th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE 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. March 26; April 2,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No.:2012-CA-001134 CHRISTIANA TRUST,A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB,AS TRUSTEE FOR STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2012-13, Plaintiff, vs. SAM AINTABLIAN,,et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 10,2014 in the above-captioned action,the following property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 20,BLOCK 64,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING,UNIT 5,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 51,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Shall be sold by the Clerk of Court on the 11th day of April,2014 at 11:00 a.m. (Easter Time) at the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Jury Room,Sebring,Florida 33870 to the highest bidder,for cash,after giving notice as required by section 45.031,Florida Statutes. 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.The court,in its descretion,may enlarge the time of the sale.Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. 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 Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on March 11,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk March 19,26,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000890 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. JEAN ANVERDIEU; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEAN ANVERDIEU; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES, SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HIGHLANDS COUNTY,A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 05,2014,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: THE EAST 125 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY:STARTING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25'20'' WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 19'20'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 744.5 FEET ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO A COUNTY ROAD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25'20'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1 DEGREE 19'20'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 25'20'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE AFORESAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD; THENCE RUN NORTH 1 DEGREE 19'20'' EAST ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 3311 SPARTA RD.,SEBRING,FL 33870-6057 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,on May 6, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. 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 13th day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court 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.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. 888121909 March 26; April 2,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #:2014-CA-000013 U.S.Bank NA,successor trustee to Bank of America,NA,successor in interest to LaSalle Bank,NA,as trustee,on behalf of the holders of the Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates,WMALT Series 2006-8 Plaintiff, -vs.Richard Peirce,Surviving Joint Tenant of Kenneth N.Peirce a//k/a Kenneth Peirce,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO:Richard Peirce; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN:LAST KNOWN ADDRESS,1061 Lake Sebring Drive,Sebring,FL 33870 and Unknown Spouse of Richard Peirce; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN:LAST KNOWN A DDRESS,1061 lake Sebring Drive,Sebring, FL 33870 Residence unknown,if living,including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants,if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead,their respective unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, assignees,creditors,lienors,and trustees, and all other persons claiming by,though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants,incompetents or otherwise not sui j uris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property,lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOT 21,IN BLOCK 285,OF LAKE SEBRING SHEET NO.2,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, A T PAGE 13,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. more commonly known as 1061 Lake Sebring Drive,Sebring,FL 33870. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense,if any,upon SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE,LLP,Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360,Boca Raton,FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 11th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. March 19,26,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #:2013-CA-000312 U.S.Bank National Association, as Trustee for J.P.Morgan Mortgage Trust 2006-S2 Plaintiff, -vs.Deborah J.Hearin; et al. NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO:Deborah J.Hearin; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN:LAST KNOWN ADDRESS,4416 Medina Way,Sebring,FL 33875 and Unknown Spouse of Deborah J.Hearin; CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN:LAST KNOWN A DDRESS,4416 Medina Way,Sebring,FL 33875 Residence unknown,if living,including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants,if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead,their respective unknown heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,creditors,lienors,and trustees,and all other persons claiming by,though,under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants,incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property,lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florida,more particularly described as follows: LOT 6,BLOCK 3,OF FAIRWAY LAKE ESTATES,ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 12,PAGE 39,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. more commonly known as 4416 Medina Way,Sebring,FL 33875 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense,if any,upon SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE,LLP,Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360,Boca Raton,FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 21st day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. 13-256240 FC02 SPS March 26; April 2,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.14000019GCAXMX REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS,INC. Plaintiff, vs. NORMAN EUGENE KELLEY ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANY AD ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST THE ESTATE OF HELEN KELLEY A/K/A HELEN LOUISE KELLEY,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclose of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 43,BLOCK 27,OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 48,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Sara Collins,McCalla Raymer,LLC,225 E.Robinson St.Suite 660,Orlando,FL 32801 on or before April 22,2014,a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in The News-Sun and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 11th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLER K Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k March 19,26,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-107 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF SARA M.MCILVAINE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that a Petition for Summary Administration in the estate of SARA M.McILVAINE,deceased,File Number PC 14-107,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South Commerce Ave.Sebring,Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was February 24,2014; that the total value of the estate is $41,773.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address GRACE A.WILSON 3735 Klette Road Taylor Mill,Kentucky 41015 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 19,2014. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: John K.McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No.286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 South Ridgewood Drive Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 402-2436 E-Mail:jkmpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail:johnmc@mllaw.net Person Giving Notice: GRACE A.WILSON,Petitioner 3735 Klette Road Taylor Mill,KY 41015 March 19,26,2014 rf

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER KENMORE,67"H x 31"W x 29.5"D. Works good. $75. 609-540-4170 SOLD!!! GAS GRILL,2 BURNERS, WITH WHEELS AND PROPANE TANK, $60, 863-214-8462. 10'' DELTAMITER SAW $50 863-471-9341 1 PAIRDEERSTAG 5'' SIZE 7 1/2 MEDIUM BOOTS, NEW, $25, 863-382-6741 7310Bargain BuysORGAN LOWREYGrand Royal Limited. New cond. Cost over $60,000 new. Current Book $15,000+. Now $8,990 obo. Serious inquiries only. 863-835-0962 7260MusicalMerchandise2 TWINBEDS WITH HEADBOARDS & LINENS $200 863-382-0601 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise3/2 ONLAKE CARRIE access LAKE JUNE/HENRY. $800 1st/sec. Ref req Call/text 786-285-5026 6300Unfurnished 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 RentalsNEWLY RENOVATEDsinglewide mobile home, fenced, on large lot, 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, $650 mo., $500 security. 863-658-4264 or 305-522-5024. 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent PALM HARBORHOMES 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details MOBILE HOMEFOR SALE 50 x 125' Lot, clear. 2/2, carport, screen room, covered patio. Close to Hospital. Furnished. $32,000 OBO. Call 863-382-3049 BROADMORE M.H.,2BR/2BA, 14x60, NICE PARK, 55 plus. Fully furn., double carport, new appl., utility room. Make offer, negotiable. MUST SEE! 863-382-2011. 5050Mobile HomesFor SaleAVON PARK3/1 Trailer in Country. 8 mi. from town. Call 863-443-2000 AVON PARK2/1 unfurnished, 55+ Community. $3,000 obo. Call 863-453-3315, leave message. 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 Park 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialGENTLEMAN/ SITTERCOMPANION looking for position, live-in. Experienced with References. 863-658-4837 2300Work WantedMEDICAL RECEPTIONISTS FOR BUSY OFFICE. Send Resume to P. O. Box 991, Lake Placid FL, 33862. MANAGER -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 LOOKING FORLPN F/T & P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. We have a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online atwww.jobs.thementornetwork.com/floridaQuestions call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa LOCAL EPISCOPALCHURCH seeking an Organist/Choir Director. Call 863-385-7649 for details. LAWN MAINTENANCE workers needed to run mowers & trimmers, exp. only. 863-385-6768 EYE EXPRESSSebring Ophthalmology & Optometry Join our family for exciting opportunities! We are currently looking for individuals that have wonderful interpersonal skills, willing to learn, highly driven, possess a flexible personality, displays great professionalism and works great in team environment. If this fits you, we would love to meet you. Please send your resume to lwills@eyeexpress.com 2100Help Wanted JAMES SWARNER JR FARMS 2 months experience needed32 Temporary workers needed in Big Creek, MS from approximately May 1, 2014 Nov 3, 2014. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Clearing ground of rocks, sticks & roots by hand, General field & fence maintenance. Preparing the ground for planting. Manually weeding fields by hand or using hand tools. Participate in irrigation activities. Set up, operate and repair irrigation systems. Load & unload boxes on trucks or trailers. Repair, maintain and clean all hand tools and mechanical equipment prior to and after use. (All tools will be provided at no cost to workers) Work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Workers maybe ask to operate farm equipment, cotton pickers, combine, drive tractors in fields and any other equipment related to the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops. Safety training for use of farm equipment and tractors will be provided. Sweet Potatoes Covering potatoes with use of bedding machine & covering with plastic. Cut slips by hand with knife, place in boxes to load & unload onto trucks. Riding mechanical transplanter and loading slips in planting cups Divining plants by hand. Use of mechanical digging equipment to dig potatoes. May also harvest potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potatoes by size quality or type. Two months experience needed for hand cutting slips and use of mechanical transplanter & mechanical diggers. May also plant, cultivate & harvest the following: Cotton Wrap ties around cotton bales, banding/unbanding, moving bales with dolly, loosening bales and loading bales on tractor. Thin out young cotton, keep wet cotton separate from dry cotton. Purple Hull Peas, Watermelons, Beans and Corn The maj ority of the workday is spent on ones feet and outdoors. Workers may stand in one place for any period of time. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift. Work is performed in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required job duties. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the worker on the day the work commences. Workers will be paid the highest of $9.87 per hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply for this j ob at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 662-842-2175, AL 256-259-1835, LA 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672, using job order MS92234. 2100Help Wanted CITY OF AVON PARK 3x21 AD # 00036837HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT 3X4 AD # 00036730AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343

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B12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 www.newssun.comWE BUYALL AUTOS with or without Title. Any Year / Make / Model / Condition. We will pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. Call Cind y 813-505-6935 9400Automotive Wanted 9000 Transportation2013 44'5TH WHEEL RV 3 slideouts, 2BR, full bath, full kitchen, sleeps 8, excellent condition, $23,500. 210-800-6389. 8400RecreationalVehiclesDIRT BIKEHonda, for teens. Golf Cart, Yamaha, gas. $1000. 863-382-0192 8350Sporting Goods9.8 HPMERCURY OUTBOARD MOTOR SERVICED 2 YEARS AGO, $350. 863-471-9341 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida 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 A S GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT V IJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 7400Lawn & Garden WAUCHULA -ONE DAY ONLY, Sat. March 29, 9am-3pm, 473 Dansby Road. Furniture, housewares, linens, small appliances, kitchen utensils, floral arrangements, knick knacks, books, ladies clothes. SPRING LAKEESTATE SALE Fri. March 28th & Sat. March 29th Wrought iron patio set, coffee table, end tables, lamps. Sofas, chairs, small kitchen appliances. Lane hope chest, r-way solid wood dresser set. Mirrors, fireplace accessories, flatware, dishes, dining room, kitchen set, statues, fountain, yard tools, power tools. This house is overloaded!! Sale starts @ 8am to 3pm Friday & Saturday. 8309 Pine Glen 27 & 98 east to Monte Real just past Spring Lake Hardware to Pine Glen. Follow signs! Sale being conducted by TRANSITIONS NOW LLC "Assisting with life's changes" SEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY March 28 & 29, 8am-1pm; March 30, 8am-12. 2260 Clifton Street. Washer/dryer great cond., like new daybed with mattress, clothing, purses, electronics, much more! SEBRING -MOVING SALE THURS-FRI-SAT, 3/27-28-29, 9am-? 501 Mac Lane, Harder Hall area. Precious Moments, 2 chairs, 2 lamps, lots of household. SEBRING -HOUSEHOLD, HARDWARE, misc. items. Good condition, LOW PRICES!! 216 Wren A venue, 8 to 2 pm, Fri. March 28 & Sat. March 29. LORIDA -Join us for refreshments at this Lake Istokpoga Property! A nd enter to win a FREE $25 Gas card! OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY MARCH 29th from 11 AM 'til 1 PM 1332 N. Oak Ridge, Lorida Highlands Ridge Realty Jen Brown Lake Istokpoga Realtor 863-655-5554 LAKE PLACIDFri. & Sat. Mar. 28 & 29, 8-3, 702 Pompano Ave. Lots of tools, fishing equip., pinball machine, household items, 1982 Honda 70 Passport scooter & lots of misc. items. LAKE PLACID* Sun 'N Lakes Annual Rummage Sale 440 Sun 'N Lakes Blvd. Sat, Mar 29, 8am1pm, Household items, Furn., Buy bag $1 at noon. Breakfast available! A VON PARKChurch of the Redeemer Thrift Store Spring Sale. Clothes from .25 cents, lots of books .25 cents, kitchen, household, some furn,, small appl., too much to list! Fri. & Sat., 8am-2pm, 906 W. Martin Lane. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV STANDWITH LOWER CABINET AND SIDE CURIO SHELVES, $100 863-471-9341 STOVE CLEAN,GOOD CONDITION, $75 863-382-0601 SMALL RECLINER$25 863-382-0601 SEARS ELECTRICBLOWER/VAC WITH BAG, USED TWICE, $55 863-382-6741 REFRIGERATOR CLEAN,GOOD CONDITION, $100 863-382-0601 7310Bargain Buys***PROCESS COLOR*** DUMMY 2014 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00036497