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The news-sun
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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Lake Placid rallies from bad 1st to down DeSotoA8Fire in downtown Sebring warehouse does damage, but nobody injuredA3 VOL. 95 N O 35 Warmer with an afternoon T-storm High 82 Low 68 Details on A12Classieds ............ B10 Dear Abby ................ B2 Healthy Living .......... B4 Obituaries .............. A7 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Movie Review .......... B2 Religion .................. B6 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Tangled Threads 60 members share tools, tips and good times making quilts for a good cause at Tanglewood B1 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, March 28-29, 2014SHS students serve meal to seniorsA6 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING A new report assembled by researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation puts Highlands County in the bottom half of the Sunshine State when it comes to overall health. Highlands ranked 37th of 67 coun ties in the survey, which uses factors such as smoking, high school grad uation rates, employment, physical activity and access to healthy foods to come up with their rankings. Associate researcher Kate Konkle said the analysis was done in coop eration with the University of Wisconsins Population Health Institute and has two segments: health fac tors and health outcomes. Health outcomes we think of as a picture of quality of life, while health factors are the variety of things that BY HANNAH WALLERNews-Sun correspondentJALAPA, GUATEMALA While many ran to the beaches, reveled and relaxed in the free time that was spring break, a group from Lake Placid also headed for exotic shores, but with a whole different agenda in mind. Fifty adults and youth from First Presbyterian Church of Lake Plac id packed their bags and headed off to Latin America for a spring break full of construction, vacation Bible schools and numerous challenges. Their destination was Jalapa, Gua temala, where they were under the leadership of Brent Sueppel, who has been doing mission work in Guatemala for over three years now. The group partnered up with Little Lambs International. With about 370,000 orphans in Guatemala, Little Lambs Interna tionals mission is to serve and empower orphaned children worldwide, by the love of Jesus Christ.Area kids give spend spring break helping build orphanage in Guatemala Courtesy photoLocal worker Nesto gets helping hands from Wayne Mercer, middle, and Cody Lambert. SEE STUDENTS | A5 County ranks 37th in overall health BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The Anderson family no longer needs to worry about asking the city to vacate road right-of-way along their property: Avon Park never established a claim. Surveyor Robert Schuler of Sherco Inc. made the revelation Tuesday at a Planning & Zoning Board eld-trip meeting to the Andersons 17 acres Well grieve forever SEE HEALTH | A6 City right-ofway not on Andersons landSurveyor: Keep as utility easement SEE CITY | A7It has been two years since 7-yearold Matthew, Matty, Waldrup was killed a block from his home in a quiet Avon Park residential neighborhood. Matty was riding his bicycle when he was struck by car driven too fast.His parents, Mandy and Nick Fisher, still reel from the blow. Its had a ripple effect in our lives, said Mandy Fisher. Its been devastating. We now view the world very different, added Nick Fisher quietly. Our lives have changed in every way. It doesnt leave your head, Mandy Fish er said. You have to make changes in your life to get through it, Nick Fisher explained. You have to adapt or you lose your ability to cope. Not that it ever ends. Well grieve for ever. The couple sit in their home, surround ed by pictures of family, especial ly of Matty. From curly-topped toddler to crewcut elementary school student, his smile beams out in every di rection. They both bit terly remember the Sunday Mat ty died. Mandy Fisher was shopping when she got a phone call from her next-door neighbor, a sheriffs deputy who was off duty at the time, telling her to come home right away. When Fisher arrived, her street was crowded with police cars and ambu lances, their emergency lights pulsing red and blue light. She was told of the tragedy, but kept from seeing her son, who had suf fered a deadly head injury. As bad as the loss of their son, the Fishers Family of boy killed by speeding driver hopes his death serves as warningKatara Simmons/News-SunThis photo of Matthew Waldrup was taken just a few days before he was hit by a car and killed. The seven year-old was riding his bike in his neighborhood when he was struck by a car in March 2012. His parents have since become ardent supporters of a campaign to remind people to drive 25 mph in residential areas. BY CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYNews-Sun CorrespondentSEE MATTY | A5 M C Y K

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 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. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon Fri day for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date.O BITUARIE S AN D A NNOUN C EMENT SEmail all obituaries and death notices to obits@newssun.com Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comP LA C E A CLA SS IFIE D ADFrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 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 OTTOWednesday, March 26 2-16-24-32-40-47 X-4 Saturdays Jackpot: $27 millionP OWERBALLWednesday, March 26 28-33-41-44-59 PB-21 X-2 Saturdays Jackpot: $50 millionM EGA M ONEYTuesday, March 25 10-12-14-23 PB-5 Todays Jackpot: $500,000M EGA M ILLION STuesday, March 25 19-26-51-57-73 PB-15 X-3 Todays Jackpot: $15 million CAS H 3 Monday, March 24 Day: 7-9-0 Night: 1-4-2 Tuesday, March 25 Day: 1-6-9 Night: 1-5-8 Wednesday, March 26 Day: 0-6-5 Night: 3-7-8 P LAY 4Monday, March 24 Day: 7-1-5-9 Night: 8-1-1-0 Tuesday, March 25 Day: 6-8-4-6 Night: 4-7-4-0 Wednesday, March 26 Day: 6-2-7-8 Night: 8-5-2-4 F ANTA S Y 5 Monday, March 24 5-11-15-28-36 Tuesday, March 25 12-15-28-31-32 Wednesday, March 26 11-21-23-29-36Main Ave. closed for Family Sports DayLAKE PLACID South Main Avenue from Hibiscus to Royal Palm will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for Str8Up Youth Ministries Family Sports Day 3-on3 basketball/volleyball tournament. Two Lake Placid police ofcers will be present to assist the public. EMS will not be blocked. They will have a route to Interlake Boulevard via Hickory Avenue.SFSC Highlands Campus offers Zumba classesAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges, Highlands Campus, Community Education Department announces two new Zumba classes. Zumba Gold is an easyto-follow class that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. The class will be offered from 12:301:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursday, April 9-May 29. The cost is $55, and the course number is (CRN) 21747. Zumba Basic features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and in ternational beats. The class will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 8-May 29. The cost is $55, and the course number is (CRN) 21715. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFSC Center. Contact Community Education at 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@ southorida.edu.Under the O aks offers last two showsSEBRING Under The Oaks Opry at 3501 Beck Ave. will present its nal two shows of the season this weekend. Country, bluegrass, gospel and blues will be played at 7 p.m. today and again at 2 p.m. Sunday. Curtis Rogers will be one of the special guests this weekend. Call 253-0771 or keep up with the site on Facebook.AMV ET S plan Welcome HomeSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will host a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the post on U.S. 27 South. Join the fun with live music and food. Bring a dish to share.Community Chorus concert SundaySEBRING As their nal concert of the sea son, the Highlands Community Chorus will be presenting Over the Years on Broadway Sunday at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St. Over the Years on Broadway begins with the 1904 George M. Cohans Give My Regards to Broadway and pro ceeds chronologically through many styles of Broadway showtunes. In addition to the cho rus numbers, performing some famous Broadway solos will be Yvonne Glonchak, Dale Brockway, Dan Tucker, and Stirling Snyder. The public is invited. Tickets for $8 (students are free) can be purchased from any Highlands Community Chorus mem ber or at the door on Sunday afternoon.Y ard sale benefits R elaySEBRING A yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the NewsSun, 2227 U.S. 27 South. Multiple teams from Sebrings Relay for Life will have goods for sale with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. Information on the April 12 Relay will be available, as well as infor mation on signing a team up for the event to be held at Firemens Field.Beach Boppers plan danceSEBRING The Avon Park Beach Boppers will host their annual dance party at the Kenilworth Lodge through Saturday. Shag, Bop, East and West Coast Swing, Jitterbug and line dancing will be en joyed. Admission is a $10 do nation for the disc jockey. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Ice is provided. There will be music by the pool from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, and a covered dish dinner is set for 6 :30 p.m. today. Dance Club plans season finaleSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the Skylarks 10-piece band from 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. This will be the clubs season nale. Dance to the big band sounds of the s, s and s. Snacks and sandwiches will be available. Admission is $7 for non-members, and $5 for members. Dress is smart casual. Everyone is welcome, in cluding singles. BYOB. For more information, call 386-0855 or visit www. highlandsdanceclub.org.Y outh football league plans car wash, registrationSEBRING The Highlands Eagles will be holding a car wash and registration this Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m.3 p.m. at the Century 21 across from Panera Bread in Sebring. Proceeds will be used towards the purchase of new Football and Cheer uniforms. We are currently accept ing registrations for all age divisions for both football and cheer. Teams are lling up quickly, so this may be your opportunity to se cure a spot. If you are unable to make it Saturday, you may also register on our web site, www.highlandseagles.com. SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EW S Special to the News-SunSEBRING When the Highlands County Sher iffs Ofce Human Resources member contacted Detective Nathan Coogan to let him know he was receiving the Vet erans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Ofcer of the Year Award, he was to tally shocked. I never dreamed I would be getting any thing like this, he said. On Tuesday, Mike Nor ris, commander of VFW Post 4300 in Sebring, presented Coogan with the Ofcer of the Year award and a check for $100. Accompanying Norris were Rick Macool, junior vice-commander; John Geddes, senior vicepresident of the Mens Auxiliary; Honor Guard member Lee England, quartermaster; and Joyce Abel, president of the Ladies Auxiliary. In his letter of nomi nation, Highlands Coun ty Sheriffs Detective Sergeant Tyrone Tyson, Coogans immediate su pervisor, said Coogan has an exceptional work ethic, a never say quit attitude and is a great team player. He also mentioned that Coogan goes out of his way to assist new de tectives and is always ready to assist in any in vestigations as needed. Tyson also indicat ed that he consistently demonstrates the High lands County Sheriffs Ofces core values of in tegrity, quality service and professionalism. Coogan has investi gated many high prole crimes including the at tempted murder of two Federal Marshalls in Sebring. In addition, he has been the lead detective on several abduction, home invasion and rob bery cases during the past year. Coogan was a mem ber of the United States Air Force from 19992005. In 2006 Coogan was hired by the Avon Park Police Department where he rose to the rank of detective ser geant. In October 2012 Coogan became a mem ber of the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce Criminal Investigations Unit as a result of the transfer of law enforce ment services for the city of Avon Park to the Highlands County sher iff. Coogan is current ly assigned as a persons crimes detective in the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce.VFW presents Officer of the Y ear Award to Coogan Courtesy photoVFW Post 4300 Commander Mike Norris presents HCSO Detective Nathan Coogan with the VFW Ofcer of the Year Award on Tuesday as Sheriff Susan Benton looks on. Other VFW representatives include John Geddes (from left), Rick Macool, Joyce Abel, and Lee England. News-Sun Staff ReportAVON PARK A 44-year-old man was arrested by the Florida Department of Law En forcement on Tuesday and charged with pos session of child por nography. Jeffrey Weed, of 1738 N. Crocus Road, was charged with ve counts of possession of obscene materials. According to a report written by FDLE Spe cial Agent Larry Long, who is a member of the National Task Force on Internet Crimes Against Children, a search war rant for Weeds home was signed by Judge Pe ter Estrada on Monday. Agents went to the home at 9 a.m. Tues day and started their search. While they were there, Weed arrived at the home. During their search, Long and Special Agent Tracy Rousseau, assist ed by sheriffs deputies, reportedly found an or ange wristband type USB drive in Weeds bedroom closet. Numerous child por nography videos were located on the USB drive.During the exam ination of the les, ve video les of children engaged in sexual con tent (child pornography) were found, Long wrote. The report does not say what prompted the FDLE to seek the search warrant.Avon Park man charged with child pornography WEED Former APPD ofcer lauded for never say quit attitude and work on several high-prole casesI never dreamed I would be getting anything like this.Detective Nathan Coogan HCSO M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID In January 2013, the town of Lake Placid made a shift in management. ThenPolice Chief Phil Williams was named the town ad ministrator after the retirement of longtime Town Clerk Arlene Tuck. Lt. James Fansler was ad vanced to the interim chief position and lat er conrmed as the per manent chief of the Lake Placid Police Depart ment. Sometimes it is quite surreal that I am police chief, Fansler said. This past year, since I have become chief, has gone by very fast. It is keep ing me busy, but I enjoy it and the challenges that it brings. This position is really rewarding. He also mentions that he goes into the commu nity to try and get feedback. There are a whole lot of things that go into law enforcement other than writing tickets and taking someone to jail, he said. Safety and trust and all of these things are im portant to consider. We dont do anything that gives us a negative im age. Personnel tends to be a challenge for most exec utive positions, however Fansler has a department that is full of great of cers and every one brings something to the table that is unique. It is im possible to take one away and think that everything will run smoothly. I start ed having meetings and receiving feedback from them. He is not looking for ward to nding a replacement for Gloria Pettis, the departments admin istrative assistant who will retire soon. Having to replace Gloria, who has been here for 30-plus years and knows this de partment better than I do, is probably going to be the pinnacle of tough ness for my career, he said. Along with hiring a new administrative assistant, Fansler has also promot ed within the department. I promoted Mark Schneider to lieutenant; Heather Mulligan, I be lieve, is the rst female sergeant in the Lake Plac id Police Department; and Stuart Troutman to investigator/detective. Fansler talked about the accomplishments of the last year and uses the term we. He said, It is never what I have done, because it takes all of us. The department has helped a couple of nonprot organizations such as the historical muse um. The department received donations and installed cameras in the area to deter vandalism. It will also be installing cameras on Nu-Hopes thrift store on South Main Street. Fansler said there is an ongoing prob lem with theft of donations left on the porch there, something Fansler describes as despicable. We started the Face book page to connect with the people of Lake Placid, Fansler said. They need to be aware if there is a scam going on in town, if theres fraud ulent cash, or if theres a skimmer that has been found on an ATM or gas pump. We are also post ing people who have DUIs (driving under the inuence) on our Face book page. Another new trend is sending letters home to juveniles who were stopped by ofcers to make their parents or guardians aware of their driving tactics. Since we have been doing that, the number of trafc stops on juveniles have deni tively decreased, Fansler said. He acknowledges there is no way to tell if the let ters are the reason for the deterrent, but the num bers look positive. Being a police chief takes the support of, not only staff, but family, Fansler said. My wife has been very supportive. There are no off hours it is a 24/7 job, but I cant imagine working any place else. I would like to retire here.Fansler marks one year as Lake Placid police chief Rod Lewis/News-SunLake Placid Police Chief James Fansler keeps an eye on things at a recent mural dedication. BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING The sweet scent of orchids will ll the Bert J. Harris Jr. Ag ricultural Civic Center this Saturday and Sunday as the Orchid Society of Highlands County and the Polk County-based Ridge Orchid Society team up for a juried show and sale. There are about 135 members in the High lands County organization, which was formed in 1994. Despite the fact that the owers are perceived by many as difcult to grow, spokeswoman Lori Thompson said they are much easier than people think. They grow in the wild and Mother Nature is not always kind, she said. She doesnt fertilize and only waters when she feels like it. Organizers say the Or chid Society show will be populated with a wide ar ray of different kinds of blooms in shades ranging from white or purple, to those that are more exotic. We literally will have every color of the rainbow we even have one vari ety that is black, Thompson said. And they have aroma some smell like cinnamon, others like co conut or chocolate. Although all of the plants that will be on sale this weekend have been grown in the area, Thomp son said some of them also were hybridized by local enthusiasts. In addition to having an orchid sale, the show will be judged by members of the American Orchid Soci ety. They will look at both individual plants as well as grower displays. They determine how well theyre grown, the shape of the owers and that kind of thing, Thompson said. The judging will be con ducted Saturday prior to the show, with awards handed out before the doors open. Im sure that those who win will be display ing their trophies and ribbons, she said. In addition to orchids, there will be contain ers and growing medium such as moss or bark for sale, as well as handouts and advice for those who wish to try and grow the owers for themselves. Well have culture sheets with the types and varieties, plus the growers will have a wealth of ad vice, she said. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission will be $3 for those over the age of 12. The Orchid Society of Highlands County meets at the Jack Stroup Civic Center in Sebring on the shores of Lake Jackson on the fourth Monday of each month.Orchids take over Harris Center this weekend B Y SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING A large blaze at 523 Pear St. in Se bring Wednesday after noon was extinguished by Sebring Fire Department in under half an hour, Deputy Chief Robert Bor der said. It was a big re. Thats a really large building, but we had it under control and out within 30 min utes, Border said Thursday morning. The building was empty. There were no people there at the time; everyone had gone home for the day. The call for the blaze came in just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The metal commercial building used to house Seahawk Industries, a boat construction com pany, received severe damage to the inside. There is damage to two boat molds inside the building; one is pretty bad. There was berglass throughout the center of the mold and the building. Its very expensive damage, Border said. An investigation is on going to the cause of the re at Seahawk Indus tries. Border was not able to say what may have caused the blaze. There was very little damage to the structure itself. All the damage was on the inside of the build ing, Border said.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526.No injuries in fire at Seahawk IndustriesSometimes it is quite surreal that I am police chief. This past year ... has gone very fast. It is keeping me busy, but I enjoy it and the challenges that it brings. This position is really rewarding.James Fansler Lake Placid police chief M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW Y O UR VIEWS The Obama administration has never lived up to the presidents inaugura tion day pledge to be the most trans parent in history. Sadly, its getting worse. An Associated Press analysis of feder al data found that the administration has grown more secretive over time, last year censoring or outright denying Freedom of Information Act access to government les more than ever since Obama took of ce. More than a third of requests, 36 per cent, resulted in censored materials or outright denials. The study also found the administration has cited more legal exceptions to justify withholding materials and has refused to turn over newsworthy les quickly, and most agencies took longer to answer re cords requests. The report said the government blocked urgent access in several major news sto ries, including the Boston bombings, the National Security Agencys phonerecords collection, health care website woes and the Benghazi attacks. The government cited national securi ty to withhold records 8,496 times, a 57 percent increase over a year earlier and more than double Obamas rst year in ofce. Nearly all national security deni als were related to requests from the NSA and the CIA, but the report showed that even agencies such as the National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agen cy and the Farm Service Agency cited the exception. Matters of national security? At the Farm Service Agency? Because of the very nature of their oc cupation, journalists are the most ardent advocates for governmental transpar ency. However, transparency should be a concern for everyone because it is es sential to the American way of life. A na tion whose citizens are uninformed is doomed to fail. President James Madison, whose March 16 birthday helps mark Sunshine Week, once said: Knowledge will forever gov ern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm them selves with the power which knowledge gives. The 44th president could learn a lesson in transparency from president No. 4.An editorial from the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle.Transparency promise not being met You have been warned, Vladimir. If you dont re verse your impending annexation of Crimea, youre going to pay a steep price. Steep price, Obama? More silly personal sanc tions placed on a handful of individuals, rather than sanctions on my en ergy industry and banks something Vladimir actu ally fears? Sticks and stones may break Vladimirs bones, but unserious sanctions never hurt me! Dont you read the col lege textbooks, Vladimir? You are on the wrong side of history. The Cold War is over. Carrying on like an imperialist thug is so 1980s! Vladimir greatly enjoys Obamas naive misunder standing of power-hungry leaders. Vladimir will nev er tire of the pie-in-thesky ramblings of Americas faculty-lounge-member in chief! But havent you listened to my speeches, Vladimir? I heralded a new, peace ful era across the globe. I promised to break the precedent of prior presi dents and open a dialogue with our foes. I was go ing to change the perceptions other countries had of America! You surely changed Vladimirs perception. That is why Vladimir is con dent he can carry out his imperialist vision to re build the Russian empire and Obama will do virtually nothing to stand in Vladi mirs way! You cant do this to me, Vladimir. You are making me look and sound weak and foolish on the world stage! Sorry, but it is Obamas unrealistic world view, not Vladimirs bold actions, that is making Obama look and sound weak and foolish! You think this is some kind of joke, Vladimir? You have no idea how much you will regret your ac tions. What, Obama will draw a line in the sand? Like he did in Syria! Or, worse yet, threaten to give more rous ing speeches! Obamas words have Vladimir quak ing in his boots! Im telling you that if you do not pull back and rec ognize Crimea as an autonomous republic of the Ukraine, then you are going to have to pay the piper. Pay the piper? What, does Obama threaten to ex pand ObamaCare to the Russian motherland? Im talking to my allies in Europe, buddy boy. We are looking into possibly thinking about setting up committees to potential ly explore taking additional steps that you might not like. Ha, ha. Europe, who like Vladimirs supply of natural gas, is even more tepid than Obama! Give it up, Vladimir. You are on the losing side of his tory! Actually, Obama is on the losing side of history. History has long shown that weakness, not resolve and decisive leadership, is what invites chaos and aggres sion. Words, not backed by actions a running gag in Obamas foreign policy is why Obama is in mess he is in! Cant you see you are los ing this ght, Vladimir? Oh, really? Obama poll numbers tank among his people, while Vladimirs soar among his. Poll af ter poll show Vladimir is considered much stronger leader than Obama! Mean while, Obamas weakness is sending green light to bad guys in rest of the world! What are you talking about, Vladimir? All the worlds bad guys know you are all talk and no action that you are unserious and not going to hurt us. Vladimir just might be licking his chops over annexing the rest of Ukraine and maybe Esto nia, too! Im going to give you one last chance, Vladimir. Back off or it is game on. Game on? What, Obama is going to tell Vladimir that if he likes Crimea, he can keep Crimea? Then again, that WOULD be one threat that would make Vladimir quake in his boots!Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood and Comical Sense: A Lone Humor ist Takes on a World Gone Nutty! is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hu mor columnist. Send comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons. com. Guest columns are the opin ion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.Obama talks to Putin GUEST COLUMNTom Purcell Abolishment of DCA makes no senseGeorge H.W. Bush signed the Rio Accords, which includes U.N. Sus tainable Development Agenda 21, in 1992. Although it didnt mention G.H.W. Bush by name, the Repub lican National Committee passed a resolution scorching the paint off the walls denouncing Agenda 21 in January 2012. The committee said that Agen da 21 is destructive and insidi ous. The committees resolution denounces smart growth, resilient cities, green projects and region al visioning. It says that Agenda 21 leads to a socialist/communist re distribution of wealth. No doubt it was intended that the Republican Convention would incorporate all this into its national platform. Instead, the Convention wound up with a rambling para graph rejecting a number of inter national treaties. These include the U.N. Convention on Wom ens Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as U.N. Agenda 21. The same paragraph takes a swipe at the Law of the Sea Treaty. Among Tea Party activists who oppose Agenda 21, it is an article of faith that President Clinton ele vated the non-binding accord into law with Executive Order 12852. This order created the Presidents Council on Sustainable Develop ment, or PCSD, in 1993. This agency apparently did not survive the Clinton Administration. As far as I can tell, the last meeting of this Presidents Council was in June 1998. Some think that blind opposition to Agenda 21 was behind Gov. Rick Scott asking the legislature to abol ish the Department of Community Affairs in 2011. Certainly the reasons for this disastrous move that were given at the time make no sense.DALE GILLISSebring M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Their rst step in fullling this mission is building an orphanage that will house 200 Guatemalan or phans. The mission team from Lake Placid worked along side Guatemalan construction workers, who get a meager $10 for a full days work, on the con struction site. President of Little Lambs, Paul Somero, and manager Ryan Ruotsala had daily goals for the construction site, but after one days work the team had accomplished every thing that was projected all the way to Thursday. Concrete columns were built, sidewalks were poured, and lots and lots of rocks were moved. By the end of the week another section of the building was standing tall. In the afternoons, the team got the opportuni ty to lead a vacation Bible school for the local Guate malan children and their mothers. Lessons on stories such as Daniel and the lions den were translated into Spanish, the mothers were taught how to sew, and games such as pato, pato, ganso (duck, duck, goose) allowed the Americans to interact with the Gua temalans, most of whom had walked over a mile to get there. Even with what little they had they were just always so happy, said Stephanie Rodriguez, one of the youth that went on the trip. Timothy Sewell, the youth leader of FPC, was honored to preach at a lo cal church in Jalapa. While he gave his ser mon on Taming the Tongue in Spanish, a lo cal translator said it in English for the Lake Placid team to understand. The team also got a front row seat to a Gua temalan worship service, which usually lasts well over an hour. The grand nale for the evening was when one of the guards of the orphan age, Thomas, accepted Jesus into his heart. When doing Gods work there are always trials and tribulations, and on Thursday came the hard est challenge for the FPC mission team when one of their team members, Da vid Gorte, couldnt catch his breath and fainted while working on the con struction site. With the nearest hospi tal over 40 minutes away, Mr. Gorte passed away on the drive there. There was no way any one could prepare for such an event. With less than an hour until their nal vacation Bible school, the team was forced to put on a smile for the young kids with only one thing keeping them going: the knowl edge that Gorte was in a better place. All in all, the week was a successful one. Though there is much more to be done on the construction site, the work done by the FPC mission team has put Lit tle Lambs ahead of schedule and made their dream a little more attainable. And now that spring break is over and stu dents are coming back with golden tans from the beach, the group from FPC has the t-shirt tan lines to prove their spring break was life-changing. STUDENTS FROM PAGE A1 Courtesy photoFrom left, Katie LeBlanc, Robin Shattler, Hanah Grooms, Claire LeBlanc and Hannah Waller mingle with a host of local Guatemalan kids at the Vacation Bible School.were devastated when the driver, who admitted cul pability, was only charged with a misdemeanor. They cannot understand why someone exceeding the speed limit, killing a child as a result, did not end up behind bars. The way the state stat utes regarding speeding violations are written, however, speeding alone is not enough to be charged with a felony. Contributing factors are necessary, like driving im paired. In the case of Mattys death, no other factors could be proved, which is why the driver received a civil citation. Its hard to get anyone to listen about changing the law, Nick Fisher said. Anybody who thinks the law makes sense needs therapy to start with. Despite their pain, the Fishers determined they would remain positive and make a difference in Mattys name. When, two days af ter losing Matty, Mandy Fisher stumbled onto the Facebook page of Tom Eversons Drive 25, Keep Kids Alive a national program to make residen tial neighborhoods safer for children the Fishers found their cause. We just want to see other precious children kept safe, Mandy Fisher said. We want to protect the little innocent kids especially from avoidable accidents, like a speeding driver. Its real easy to slow down. The web site, www. keepkidsalivedrive25.org, presents unsettling facts about going too fast. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, pedestri ans hit by a car going 20 miles per hour have a 5 percent chance of dying. Those hit at 30 mph have a 45 percent of dying and it goes up to 85 percent at 40 mph. Then factor in the length of street it takes to bring a automobile to a complete halt: At 20 mph, 69 feet; at 30 mph, 123 feet; at 40 mph, 189 feet may not be enough. Its no wonder the death rate per million on residential roads is almost two times higher than on the high way. Which is why the Fish ers campaign to slow drivers down to 25 mph in residential areas. They have 25 mph speed decals available for $1 that can be stuck on garbage bins and larger signs that can be posted. Matty has saved a lot of souls, Mandy Fisher said, including her own. He at tended Union Congregational Church regularly with his aunt, and had re peated asked his mother to attend church with them, but, Mandy Fish er told the News-Sun, she was busy and always had an excuse. Exactly two weeks be fore he was killed, however, Matty had gotten his mother to join him for a special movie presenta tion at the church. Called Courage, the movie tells the story of a fami ly who lose their daughter to a reckless driver. Look ing back, Fisher believes God was preparing her for what was to happen. Both the Fishers now attend church regularly. They are wonderful peo ple, Mandy Fisher said. Theyve been there for us in every way. Tears welled in her eyes when she add ed the church was dedicating a new playground in Mattys memory. Sometimes the Fishers wonder if the tragedy hap pened for a reason. They hope Mattys story keeps other children alive. MATTY FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunTwo years after Matthew Waldrups death, his parents Mandy and Nick Fisher still grieve his loss. Katara Simmons/News-SunKeep Kids Alive Drive 25 signs have been posted throughout A von P ark in memory of Matthew Waldrup who was struck and killed, while riding his bike. M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING The aroma from the Sebring High School culinary arts classroom was enough to make every tummy rumble with excitement as student pre pared for a full day of work Wednesday afternoon. Culinary art students welcomed resi dents of Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center into their classroom for a full dining experience. Instructor Patri cia Hollenberg challenged her class of juniors and seniors to prepare a full menu for the residents and give them a great lunch experience. Donna Klemm of the rehab center ac companied her residents during the event and was thrilled to see the smiles on the faces of everyone. They are just loving this, Klemm said. They are absolutely enjoying it. Klemm hosts and coordinates the Ke nilworth Care cooking club, which allows residents to get together once a week while enjoying cooking and each others company. Every Wednesday, we meet. We cook things like cupcakes and cakes, and we have small sales. The money the resi dents raise, we use to take them out and about. They like to go to the Palm Diner to get ice cream. It helps just to give them something to do, Klemm said. The residents arrived at SHS ready to eat and mingle Wednesday. Senior Terrell Jackson and a few others took the drink orders of each of the residents in the restaurant adjacent to the classrooms kitchen. A choice of coffee, iced tea, water or root beer oats was offered. Next up, students plated the main en tree of chicken cordon bleu. Lunch sides included rice, green beans almondine, and a roll. Siblings Monique and Jackson Mi chelin began the assembly line of plating with the chicken all the way down to the nal side item before fellow classmates began handing out the dish to the resi dents. At the dessert station, Hector Lopez, Brittany Lockwood, Jacqueline Crum ty, Teqirra Augustine and Nykedra Mer riweather prepared a decadent molten chocolate cake. Hollenberg instructed students on serving etiquette, plating techniques and much more during the event. Students spoke to many of the residents regarding their daily routines and future plans fol lowing high school graduation. Hollenberg and Klemm said the event is a great way to not only give the stu dents more cooking and culinary expe rience, but allows for an opportunity to bridge the gap between the communitys age groups.SHS students serve meal to Kenilworth Care and Rehab cooking club Samantha Gholar/News-SunSHS senior Terrell Jackson takes drink orders from Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation residents Wednesday morning during the culinary classs cooking and restaurant assignment. Samantha Gholar/News SunBrittany Lockwood and Jacqueline Crumty get ready to serve up molten chocolate cake Wednesday morning in the Sebring High School culinary arts classroom. Students served a full menu, including dessert, to Kenilworth Care residents for the project.make us healthy or not healthy in the physical environment, she said. When it came to factors, Highlands ranked highest in physical environment, ranked seventh in the state. The best marks in that category came in the lack of air pollution, se vere housing problems or drinking water violations. However, the survey also showed many residents driving to work in vehi cles by themselves, which brought the marks down. Highlands also ranked high in the area of health behavior factors, com ing in 24th in the state despite higher-than-aver age marks in such things as adult obesity, physical inactivity and teen births. However, the county was under state averages in excessive drinking and al cohol-impaired driving deaths. The lowest ranking was in social and economic factors, where the county came in 53rd. Cited there was a 60-percent high school graduation rate, an unemployment rate set at 9.3 percent and 37 per cent gures for children living in poverty and chil dren living in single par ent households. A decrease in violent crime and average num bers of local social support agencies helped offset those gures. The county was ranked 45th statewide in clinical care. Although the sur vey showed the county has more than the aver age number of primary care physicians, dentists and mental health pro viders locally, those numbers were pulled down by statistics on uninsured residents and preventable hospital stays. When it came to health outcomes, Highlands was placed 38th out of the states 67 counties in premature death, trend ing up from a 2007-08 low of just over 8,000 per 100,000 in years of po tential life lost. Konkle said the infor mation is cobbled together from a wide array of different sources includ ing the U.S. Census, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and even the Na tional Aeronautics and Space Administration. We take them and compile it all into one place to give counties an overview into how healthy they are at one point in time, she said. St. Johns County, home to St. Augustine, was ranked as the states healthiest county, while Union County was 67th. Details can be found at http://www.county healthrankings.org. HEALTH FR OM PAGE A1 Samantha Gholar/News SunBryan Rodriguez snaps a quick photo of his favorite orange crate label at the Highlands Museum of the Arts Thursday afternoon. Rodriguez, a junior, along with several other Sebring High School students visited the MOT A to learn more about Florida citrus history. The students asked questions about the dozens of vintage crate labels that the museum recently acquired. All of the labels come from Central Florida packaging or citrus companies, some from Highlands County. Susan Millam accompanied and answered questions from several different groups of students on Thursday. The Crate Expectations Exhibit will remain on display until late May.STUDENTS T AKE A T OUR OF MOTA BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING After a driver had a wreck in front of a bar, he reportedly went into the bar, asked a friend to borrow his car, and left. Highlands County Sher iffs deputies caught up with the driver, Robert George Gerlach, 65, of 2835 Nutmeg Court in Se bring, and charged him with hit and run, failing to stop at an accident with injuries. A child was injured in the wreck, according to ar rest reports. Deputies got the call at 6:43 p.m. Monday to go to Carlie Lynns Bar, south of State Road 66 on U.S. 27. Highlands County Emer gency Medical Services were there, tending to the injuries of the passenger from a white 2011 Nissan four-door sedan. The driver, Jose Ramirez, told deputies he was driv ing south on U.S. 27 in the right lane when a white 1993 Chevrolet pickup came to a complete stop in front of him as it turned into the bar parking lot at 9119 U.S. 27 S. Ramirez couldnt stop because of the wet road and hit the right rear bumper of the pickup, disabling the sedan. The truck, however, quickly pulled into the bar park ing lot and the driver ed, reports said. While looking around the bar, deputies met with a man named Ste ven Craig, 58, of Sebring, whom they arrested that night and charged with possession of cocaine. Craig told deputies that his friend, Gerlach, asked to borrow his truck be cause he needed to go now. Craig said he gave him the keys to his pickup and allowed him to leave because Gerlach had been drinking, reports said. Deputies tried to nd Gerlach at his home that night, but he wasnt there. They visited again on Tuesday and he was home. He was arrested and taken to the High lands County Jail.No joke: Man walks into a bar, flees wreck, HCSO says M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 WILBUR R OBERTSWilbur Grant Rob erts, 85, passed away March 22, 2014 in Sarasota. Mr. Rob erts was born in West Palm Beach on Jan. 14, 1929 to Oscar Edwin and Lelia Mae (Royal) Robert. He received a Bachelor of Science in Ag riculture, majoring in Animal Husbandry from the Uni versity of Florida in 1954. He was a dairy specialist, member of the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, and a resident of Bereah since 1962, coming from West Palm Beach. He served in the United States Army during the Ko rean War, and was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Vet erans. Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alene Roberts of Bereah; daughter, Frances Alene Todd (Jim) of Richmond, Ky.; son, Edwin Guy Roberts (Gladys) of Lake Wales; ve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Staff Sergeant Wilbur Grant Roberts Jr., his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be from 1011 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at Avon Park Lakes Bap tist Church with funeral service to begin at 11 a.m. with Revs. George Hall, Jim Todd and J.L. Howard of ciating. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Avon Park Lakes Building Fund, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park stephensonnelsonfh.com L ESTER S IMPSONLester Harold Simpson, 83, died March 24, 2014. He was born July 26, 1930 in Highland, N.Y. Mr. Simpson proudly served our country in the U.S. Marines. He worked at the Sebring race track for many years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club of Sebring. Mr. Simpson is sur vived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn Hewitt; son, George Ury (Cheryl), all of Port St. Lucie; daugh ter, Debbie Conroy (Phil) of Okeechobee; seven grand children and ve greatgrandchildren; and sister, Marion Terpping of High land, N.Y. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wish ing to leave a message of condolence may sign the reg ister book at www. OkeechobeeFuneral Home.com. All arrangements are en trusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 N. Par rott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972. SIMPSON OBITUARIES Courtesy photoThe Aktion Club of Highlands County kicked off their Diaper Dump Day event last week by collecting 3,473 diapers to help seven local charities in Highlands County who assist needy babies. Members who have collected the most diapers so far are (from left) Jeffrey Crews, Lisa Crews, Bill Sobczak and Penny Holder. Sobczak has collected the most with the help of his mobile home community Leisure Acres in Sebring. He alone has turned in so far 2,137 diapers. Aktion Club Advisor Cindy Marshall (second from left) will be along U.S. 27 this Saturday waving the trafc in to dump off their boxes of new diapers or cash from 8 a.m. to noon at the eld near U.S. 27 in front of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. The community is encouraged to participate in the Diaper Dump Day this Saturday.AKTION CLUB COLLECTING DIAPERSat 301 E. Circle St. He said the citys Plat Book 3, page 87, showed the city had never dedicated a rightof-way on the western edge of the Andersons property. The city, however, did establish a 25-foot-wide road right-of-way on the eastern edge of land owned by neighbors Fred Gorb and the First Pres byterian Church of Avon Park. There was also a prec edent established in 1888 that any tract sold would have to grant 20 feet on each side for a road, if needed, Schuler said. City Councilman Garrett Anderson, who lives at 301 E. Circle St., had led a re quest with his neighbors to vacate the right-of-way. However, since he no lon ger had a right-of-way to be vacated, both Schuler and members of the board believed the original ap plication to vacate it was void and would need to be reled under the remain ing neighbors names. The board voted to ta ble the request to vacate the right-of-way until the April 15 special meeting, which would give the oth er two parties time to consider their options. Vice Chair Jean Jor dan still believed the city could still claim 20 feet in from the property line, if it wanted a road. Theres no reason (the Andersons) have to have it. They have plenty of property, Jordan said. James Anderson, father to Councilman Anderson, said a road would give ac cess to a house, but there are no other homes be tween North Lake Verona Boulevard and East Circle Street. Sherry Anderson, the councilmans mother, said she contacted all public and commercial entities that might want to use the easement, from the city to Internet providers. Only CenturyLink said it might need it for future use, she said, and the others said they would not need it. One thing Ive learned is you never say never, Schuler said. His recommendation to the board was to insist that the city keep a utility/ drainage easement, some thing City Manager Julian Deleon wants. Deleon attended Tues days meeting carrying printed Google Map pho tos with topographical lines showing elevation from 160 feet above sea level, north of the Ander sons property, down to 115 feet above sea level by the lake. He said the Southwest Florida Water Manage ment District wants the city to ensure all runoff into the lake has a chance to settle off sediments and pollutants. He said he would rather have had a 50or 100-foot-wide ease ment to put in drainage and retention in the fu ture. With 25 feet, well do something, Deleon said. At the moment, there are no plans for it. Gar rett Anderson reported at the last P&Z board meet ing that the Avon Park City Council had approved a drainage plan for that area of Lake Verona that didnt have any pipes, berms, ponds or sluices in the right-of-way from North Lake Verona Boulevard to East Circle Street. There was a outow pipe planned for the area between Circle Street and the lake, but with the city now only having a 25-foot easement and not 50 feet, those plans may be ad justed. The family found sur veyors stakes at the edge of Lake Verona, down the embankment from East Circle Street that marked the right-of-way. The stakes were 25 feet apart, not 50 feet, as the easement was originally thought to be. Deleons original offer to the Andersons was to trade the citys right-ofway on their land for addi tional land along East Cir cle Street for the sidewalk. However, Garrett Ander son said hed been advised such trades were not al lowed. CITY FROM PAGE A1 Phil Attinger/News-SunPlanning and Zoning Board Vice Chair Jean Jordan points to an easement on a city map to James Anderson (right) on Tuesday, while Avon Park City Manager Julian Deleon (center, back) looks on. The board held a eld-trip meeting at the Andersons property to discuss the familys request for the city to vacate a road right-of-way easement on their property. According to surveyor Robert Schuler (left), the city never had such an easement. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterLAKE PLACID A ght escalated into a stabbing and then a shooting on a public roadway early Saturday morning, deputies say, and two man have been charged with aggravated assault. They have been charged with ring a gun into a moving car from their car. The Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce charged James Lee Brady, 29, of 1306 E. Cypress St. in Ar cadia and Bobby Lee Young, 35, of 806 S. Mon roe Ave. in Arcadia each with possession of a re arm by a convicted felon, shooting into an occupied vehicle and four counts of aggravated assault with a rearm. Brady is also facing a charge of discharging a rearm from a vehicle. Deputies rst learned of the incident at 4:50 a.m. Saturday at the Circle K convenience store at 2742 U.S. 27 S. in Lake Placid. Four people were returning home to Arcadia on State Road 70 in a 2001 GMC Suburban when they said some one in another car shot at them. After talking with the four deupties learned one was involved in a ght with both Brady and Young. The four also said that later, a white Honda se dan began following the Suburban west on SR 70, speeding up be hind them, passing them and then slowing down, shooting ve or six times at them. Reports also said the car was regis tered to Youngs girlfriend. Deputies examined the Suburban and pulled a deformed bullet that resembled a .40-caliber round from inside the tailgate. Another bul let hole was found above the windshield. Deputies put out a bul letin on the Honda and DeSoto County deputies stopped the car when it entered their county. Young was driving, his girlfriend was in the pas senger seat and Brady was in the back seat, re ports said. According to reports, Young and his girlfriend consented to a gun shot residue test, but Brady refused. He asked to sit on a nearby side walk. Deputies allowed it, and he began wiping his hands on nearby wet grass and then his shirt, reports said. Deputies then told him to stand by the car. After the trafc stop, deputies had the car towed to be searched. They didnt nd any re arms, but when they searched the area of the trafc stop, they found a Hi-Point .40-caliber pis tol, which had been reported stolen. BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Local students take center stage Saturday as Belk department stores wel comes the public to its annual KidFest event. Each year, Belk stores around the country work together to con tinue their mission to support local chil dren. Judy Day, oper ations store manager at the Sebring Belk in the Lakeshore Mall, said the store has par ticipated in the national KidFest event for the past seven years. The store employ ees look forward to it every year, said Day. From noon un til 3 p.m. on Saturday, dozens of local chil dren will strut their stuff on the runway dressed in fashion able clothing. All of the clothes will be provid ed by the Belk store. Theyll be about 3040 models this year up to age 12. Theyll walk on the runway and show off the clothes. Following the fashion show there will be lots of other activities go ing on, Day said. Face painting, games, food vendors and more will round out the family-friend ly event. We usually have a pretty big crowd ev ery year. It is a lot of hard work, but the en tire Belk staff works together to put this on. All of the employees do this to support the lo cal kids, said Day. The event is free and open to the public. Vis it www.belk.com/kidfest for details.KidFest Saturday at Belk 2 jailed after roadway shooting M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Last Sunday, March 23rd, I shed the John Woods Okeechobee/Istokpoga Team Trail Tournament on Lake Istokpoga with my partner, Nick DeSanta. We won the event! Nick and I have shed four or ve of these tour naments in the 2013-2014 season, but the best we had done up until now was the last tournament on Lake Istokpoga, when we weighed in ve sh around 18 pounds. Like many of the anglers shing these tour naments, we generally get our ve sh limit, but we just cant seem to get the bigger sh. If youre going to have any chance to win one of these events, youve got to have at least 25 pounds, which is hard to do without at least one big sh, or anchor. Sunday, we approached things differently. A lot of shermen run and gun, shing an area for 15 or 20 minutes and then moving to another spot and giving it about the same amount of time before moving again. Even many of the FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonPicking an area apart Courtesy photoNick DeSanta and Don hold up their prize catches that helped get them their rst tournament win of the year. SEE FISH | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comJustin LaRosa knocked in four runs and Jacob Cram recovered after a rough start as Lake Placid charged back for an 8-3 win at Scarborough Field Tuesday night. Cram really hadnt even had a chance to nd his groove with the visiting Bulldogs pouncing early. A lead-off double to right got it started, with an RBI single following. Cram walked the next batter, but notched his rst strikeout moments later. A grounder plated a run, however, and a single to right scored another and DeSoto had a 3-0 lead. I just left my pitches high in the rst, Cram said. And I was getting a little down on myself. But that lead would be short lived. With one out in the bottom of the rst, Alex Miller drew a walk and moved to second on Tyler Carrs single to center. Laine Daum lined a single to right, loading the bases, and Cram helped his own cause by working the count for a walk that forced Miller in for the Dragons rst run. One out later, LaRosa singled to left, bringing in two more to tie it. And Paul Cantwell gave Lake Placid the lead with an RBI single.LaRosa, Cram help Dragons best Bulldogs Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesJacob Cram settled down after a rough rst inning to keep DeSoto at bay in Lake Placids 8-3 win Tuesday night.LAKE PLACID8DESOTO3SEE LP | A10 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING It might not be as readily evident upon merely looking at the score of Tuesdays softball loss for the Lady Streaks. But in the 9-1 downing by visiting Hardee, there were denite signs of improvement. It was, after all, just 11 days prior that Sebring traveled up to Wauchula and couldnt get past the fth inning of a 15-0 loss to the Lady Wildcats. But head coach Joe Sinness seemed to have found the right combination of line-up and positioning as the Streaks took the initial lead and held on for the rst four innings. They got that lead in the bottom of the rst, after starting pitcher Ciara Copeland worked around a two-out walk in the top of the frame. The, with one out, short stop Emily Gilbert ripped one through the left side for a sharp single. Alison Hoffner then hit a hard shot that caused a hurried throw trying to nab Gilbert at second. When the throw got away, Gilbert raced all the way around and scored standing up. Copeland stayed steady over the next few innings, but the Hardee defense was keeping the Sebring bats at bay, and it was a matter of time before their strong offense would break through. We held them for four innings, second baseman Amber Hicks said. But in the fth, the wheels fell off the wagon. Which is when the Cats Lady Streaks cant hold back Wildcats Dan Hoehne/News-SunEmily Gilbert ripped this pitch into left for a rst-inning single and would soon score to give Sebring an early lead Tuesday. SEE STREAKS | A10 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID On Wednesday, March 26, Lake Placid Senior Softball nished their 2014 season with two games at the Lake June Ballelds. Winter Co-Champion Central Security (65) scored early and often in a 27-8 win over Spring Champion Yates Insur ance (9-2). Pacing The Security men with ve hits each were owner Dana Hurl but (home run, double), Dick Cook (two home runs), and Dave Klein. Joe Hedges (two doubles) had four hits, while winning pitcher Harland Newby chipped in with three. Bill Gallagher went deep for Yates. Harvey Jones fth hit of the game was a walkoff winner for Schoonis (4-7) in their wild, 26-25 win over Winter Co-Champion Seminole Tire (3-8). Kyle Saunders (two doubles) and Ron Wickman (double, triple) also notched ve apiece, while Norm Grubbs (home run, two doubles) and winning pitcher Victor Rodriguez (two doubles) added four each. Wahoo Stanley led The Noles with two doubles and a homer. Skip Raller (double), Jim Hensley and Frank Hedges (double) had four hits apiece. Following the games, players and spouses held their annual picnic in the park. Meats and soft drinks were provided by the league. Players furnished a variety of covered dishes and desserts. Two and Out John Ladensack even delayed his daily sojourn to the Moose Lodge to enjoy the festivities! Ofcers for 2015 are the same as 2014 President Ray Hensley, VP Ron Hanisch and Treasurer Howard Carney. Trophies were presented to the winning teams in the split-season schedule. The league would like to thank many for making the season a success. From the sponsors, for providing the uniforms so players know their Lake Placid Seniors conclude season SEE SENIORS | A10 MICHAEL MAROTAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS The Pacers and Heat were in no mood to talk about the playoffs Wednesday night. It was about the only thing they agreed on. Indiana charged back from a seven-point fourth-quarter decit, handing the two-time defending champs an 84-83 loss that could force them to return to Indianapolis for a possible seventh game in the playoffs. Were going to be one or two (seed), no matter what happened this game, James said after a 38-point night. So you know, it means nothing. The Pacers (52-20), who clinched a second straight Central Division title, now have a clear path to home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference. With 10 games to go, the NBAs best home team has four at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and only ve against teams with a winning record. Miami (48-22) plays ve winning teams in its last 12 and seven at home including Round 4 with the Pacers on April 11. But the Heat are 7-8 in March, were unable to protect two leads in the fourth quarter and nished the game with Dwayne Wade icing his Pacers take control of playoff raceSEE HEAT | A11 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 COMING UPHigh School Baseball Today Avon Park vs. Okeechobee, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Clewiston, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. DeSoto, 7 p.m. Saturday Sebring at Tampa Catholic, 3 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. State College of Florida, 6 p.m. Sunday SFSC at Hillsborough, 1 p.m. Monday SFSC vs. Hillsborough, 6 p.m. High School Softball Today Avon Park vs. Booker, 6 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Gateway Charter, 6 p.m.; Sebring vs. DeSoto, 5:30/7:30 p.m. TODAYBOXING Friday Night Fights 9 p.m. ESPNCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Tournament 7 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 7:15 p.m. TBS NCAA Tournament 9:30 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 9:55 p.m. TBSGOLF EuroPGA EurAsia Cup 9 a.m. GOLF PGA Valero Texas Open 3 p.m. GOLF LPGA Kia Classic 6:30 p.m. GOLFTENNIS ATP Sony Open, Mens Seminal 3 p.m. ESPN2 ATP Sony Open, Mens Seminal 7 p.m. ESPNSATURDAYAUTO RACING NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Series 10 a.m. ESPN2 NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals 8 p.m. ESPN2BOXING Cedric Agnew vs. Sergey Kovalev 10 p.m. HBOCOLLEGE BASEBALL Miami at North Carolina State 1 p.m. SUNCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Division II Tournament, Final 3 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 6 p.m. TBS NCAA Tournament 8:30 p.m. TBSCOLLEGE HOCKEY NCAA Tournament 3 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Tournament 5:30 p.m. ESPN2GOLF PGA Valero Texas Open 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Valero Texas Open 3 p.m. NBC LPGA Kia Classic 7 p.m. GOLFNHL Tampa Bay at Buffalo 7 p.m. SUNTENNIS ATP Sony Open, Womens Final 1 p.m. ESPN2WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Tournament Noon ESPN NCAA Tournament 2:30 p.m. ESPN NCAA Tournament 4:30 p.m. ESPN NCAA Tournament 7 p.m. ESPNWOMENS COLLEGE GYMNASTICS SEC Championship 11 a.m. ESPN2SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARDNational Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 40 31 .563 Brooklyn 37 33 .529 2 New York 30 42 .417 10 Boston 23 48 .324 17 Philadelphia 15 56 .211 25 Southeast W L Pct GB y-Miami 48 22 .686 Washington 36 35 .507 12 Charlotte 35 37 .486 14 Atlanta 31 39 .443 17 Orlando 20 52 .278 29 Central W L Pct GB y-Indiana 52 20 .722 Chicago 40 31 .563 11 Cleveland 29 44 .397 23 Detroit 26 45 .366 25 Milwaukee 13 58 .183 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 55 16 .775 Houston 48 22 .686 6 Memphis 43 28 .606 12 Dallas 43 29 .597 12 New Orleans 31 40 .437 24 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 52 19 .732 Portland 45 27 .625 7 Minnesota 35 35 .500 16 Denver 32 40 .444 20 Utah 23 49 .319 29 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 50 22 .694 Golden State 44 27 .620 5 Phoenix 43 29 .597 7 Sacramento 25 46 .352 24 L.A. Lakers 24 46 .343 25 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Fridays Games Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m. New York at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 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 Montreal 74 41 26 7 89 190 184 Tampa Bay 72 39 24 9 87 214 193 Detroit 72 33 25 14 80 191 204 Toronto 74 36 30 8 80 216 231 Ottawa 72 29 29 14 72 205 243 Florida 73 27 38 8 62 178 237 Buffalo 72 20 44 8 48 138 212 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 72 46 21 5 97 224 180 N.Y. Rangers 74 41 29 4 86 197 179 Philadelphia 72 38 27 7 83 206 204 Columbus 72 37 29 6 80 204 196 Washington 73 34 27 12 80 212 218 New Jersey 72 31 28 13 75 175 187 Carolina 72 31 32 9 71 181 205 N.Y. Islanders 72 28 35 9 65 202 243 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 72 49 16 7 105 233 163 Chicago 73 42 16 15 99 244 188 Colorado 72 45 21 6 96 221 198 Minnesota 73 37 25 11 85 182 183 Dallas 72 34 27 11 79 203 207 Nashville 73 31 31 11 73 177 218 Winnipeg 73 32 32 9 73 202 213 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-San Jose 74 47 18 9 103 227 177 x-Anaheim 72 47 18 7 101 231 182 Los Angeles 73 42 25 6 90 182 155 Phoenix 73 35 26 12 82 202 207 Vancouver 74 34 30 10 78 181 198 Calgary 73 30 36 7 67 185 214 Edmonton 73 25 39 9 59 180 241 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for over time loss. x-clinched playoff spot Fridays Games Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. Chicago at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Calgary, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Tampa Bay 15 6 .714 Cleveland 18 8 .692 Los Angeles 17 10 .630 Baltimore 13 8 .619 Seattle 17 11 .607 New York 15 12 .556 Detroit 13 12 .520 Oakland 13 13 .500 Toronto 13 13 .500 Kansas City 11 15 .423 Chicago 9 13 .409 Houston 10 15 .400 Texas 10 15 .400 Minnesota 8 14 .364 Boston 9 16 .360 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct San Francisco 17 10 .630 Pittsburgh 14 9 .609 Miami 17 11 .607 Arizona 12 9 .571 Colorado 14 13 .519 New York 14 13 .519 Washington 14 13 .519 St. Louis 11 12 .478 San Diego 10 12 .455 Milwaukee 12 16 .429 Atlanta 12 17 .414 Cincinnati 12 17 .414 Chicago 12 18 .400 Los Angeles 6 10 .375 Philadelphia 9 16 .360 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Fridays Games Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Toronto at Montreal, Quebec, 7:05 p.m. Houston vs. Texas at San Antonio, Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego at San Diego, Calif., 9:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 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 today 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 today 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 per person the day of the event. Registration forms are available at Dock 633, the Florida Hospital Gym and Chef Buddys, or go to www.str8up.org for Paypal registration. Listen on 91.5 JOY FM for details. Please make checks 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 tour nament 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, with an 8 a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, complementary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 holesponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the tour nament directly benet youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of the proceeds will also be used for completion of a new sports weight-training facility. For more information, call Laura Teal at (863) 441-0729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.Florida Hospital Clay ShootOKEECHOBEE The Florida Hospital Heartland Clay Shoot will be held on Friday, April 25, at the Quail Creek Plantation beginning at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. at Quail Creek, located at 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee. There will also be a home-cooked BBQ lunch and fantastic rafe and green bird prizes. There are four levels of sponsorships available, from Station Sponsor which includes advertising on course station signage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which includes registration for one shooter and lunch. The $500 Team Sponsor includes one four-man shooting team 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. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578. M C Y K

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com When we came right back and scored four to take the lead, I was able to settle down, Cram said. I found my curve and they couldnt touch it. Cram was now settled in and allowed just one hit, while striking out ve over the next three innings, while the Dragon offense padded the lead. In the bottom of the second, Daum got it started with a two-out single, with Cram following suit. Justin Mason singled Daum home and LaRosa belted a double to leftcenter to push the lead to 7-3. An insurance run was added in the fourth with Cantwell singling up the middle to bring Mason in and provide for the nal margin. Carr came on in the fth, worked through a couple of minor jams and kept the Bulldogs off the board while striking out four. The Dragons keep their home slate going with a visit tonight from McKeel and a contest against the Hardee Wildcats on Tuesday, April 1. LP FROM PAGE A8 I found my curve and they couldnt touch it.Jacob Cram Dragon starting pitcherwent wild and put up four runs, followed by four more in the sixth and one in the seventh. But it didnt completely get away from them, as Sebring held them back enough to escape the mercy-rule something not lost on the players as a sign of improvement. We lost it in the fth, Gilbert said. But we did play all seven innings. Now at 7-7 on the season the Streaks were scheduled to host Avon Park Thursday night and get back into District 115A play tonight with a visit from the DeSoto Lady Bulldogs. STREAKS FROM PAGE A8teammates to managers Doran, Dick, Paul and Pete, for their constant re minders to throw the ball to players wearing the same colored uniform. To the scorekeepers, for telling players who is on deck to hit, and the groundskeepers Vic, Dick, and Howard, for polishing our diamonds in the rough. Thanks to the great Cooks Dick and Alan, for the hand-made burgers at the post-game BBQ grille, and Dana Hurlbut, for sponsoring the grille. Also to Gene Welbaum, for the rst aid kits, especially the dry ice, and um pires Don Thomas, Tom Gaiownik, and Jim Cissell, for rendering impar tial calls in spite of a cacophony of protests to the contrary. A special thanks to Jodi Bluml for her excellent work on the league website lpsoftball.com. Visit the site for pictures, highlights, scores and other pertinent infor mation. SENIORS FROM PAGE A8 Golf HammockA two-day tournament for the Hammock Ladies Club Champion was held Wednesdays, March 19 and 26. The Club Championship wound up going to Laura Kebberly with Ruth Harris coming in as the runner-up. Winning Low Gross in the First Flight was Lor raine Friend and Caroline Duncan was second. Low Net for the ight went to Florence Towell, with Judy Trier taking second. Joyce Stanley had Low Gross for the Second Flight and Anne Coffey was the runner-up, while Jean Haig had Low Net, ahead of Carol Troup. In the Third Flight, Gladys Zitelli had Low Gross and Joan Armbruster had Low Net. Taking second in each were Mary Cripps in Low Gross and Nancy Senior in Low Net. Last Monday, March 24, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points. A group saw Gary Towell at +2 in rst, Don Brewer at -2 in second, and Les Campbell at -3 in third. In B group, Joe Hyzny came in at +5 for rst, Mike Lajiness and Fred Latshaw tied at Even for second place. C groups Gary Galle took rst with +8, Jack Schell came in at second with +5, and a tie for fourth between Paul Brown II and Bobby Culbert at -4. In D group, there was a tie for rst at Even between Jim Hammond and Mike Anselm and Ed Northrup came in third with -1. First place in E group had a tie at +5 between Delbert Nelson and Jim Daigneault, and a tie for third at +1 between Jan Nigh and Jim Reed. F groups Terry Yandle and Doug Haire shared rst with +3 followed by Dick Bothelo in second at +1, and a tie for fourth at Even between Jerry Hodges and Dennis Firth. G group was won by Jack Bardelli with +5, Stan Grifs took second with +4, and there was a tie for third at +3 between Bill Alesi and Ken Granger. Bob Morrison took rst in H group with +5, Greg Brewer took second with +3, and Jerry Linsley took third at Even. I group saw Doc Thomas take rst with +10, Ken Spencer took second with +9, and Jack Carltons +4 gave him third. Bob Colandrea and Richard Ramzetti tied for rst with +6 in J group, and Joan Hebert and Bill Young shared third with +1 each. In K group, Bob Fidlins +4 gave him rst place, Dick Lindsay took second with +3, followed by Jim Ruscher in third with +2. Next Monday, March 31, the Mezza Group will continue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early due to a big eld of players. For more information, call Pete at 382-1280.Harder HallA recent four-week stretch has seen a urry of Hole In Ones at Harder Hall. Most recently, Tucker Goetz, a 12-year old from Cape Coral, achieved his amazing feat on Wednesday March 19. Goetz, golng with Charles Goetz, Richard Bronder and Janet Franzere, used an eight iron to cover the 105 yards on the par-3 fth hole. One week earlier, on Wednesday, March 12, Lou Mundell notched the fth ace of his playing days, using a No. 6 hybrid on the 135-yard fth hole. Mundells latest was wit nessed by Dennis Drexler and Tom and Barbara Epple. To top it off, Friday, Feb. 21, saw to people record hole in ones on the same day, both coming as the other two did, on the suddenly forgiving fth hole. Don Farris used a pitching wedge to get the second ace of his career, the rst was in his home state of Tennessee. This one was witnessed by Eric Cornish, Dick Line and P.R. Thorpe. That same day, R.L. Well recorded the rst hole in one in his 50 years of playing and had it witnessed by Wayne Leckie, Clyde Honchell and Roy Faddis.Lake June WestA Couples Scramble was played on Thursday, March 20, and saw the Eades, Doyan and Donna, join the Huffmans, Orville and Eva, Dick Denhart and Charlotte Mathew to score a 48 for the win. Coming in with a 50 for second were the Freemans, Rick and Wendy, the Weeks, Bob and Doris, along with Kim Fiers and Helen Mellon. One shot back, at 51, were the Givens, John and Kim, the Stewarts, John and Donna, with Wayne Eades and Wanda Jones. Dennis Roush had closest to the pin for the men at No. 4, hitting to 15-feet, 1-inch, while Diane Roush hit to 10-feet, 10-inches from No. 8. Doyan Eades hit to just 4-feet, 3-inches from No. 2. The Mens League played on Wednesday, March 19, needing a match of cards to deter mine the winner after two teams came in with 42s. Claude Cash, Bob Bevard, Rod Martin, Denny Mathew and Mike Altman got the nod for rst, while Ron Cobert, Art Schmeltz, Larry Heath and Angelo Iorlano settled for second. For closest to the pin on the day, Don Boulton got to 9-feet, 3-inches from No. 4, Jack MaGinnis to 7-feet, 10-inches from No. 2 and Ward Shaw to 6-feet, 3-inches from No. 8.Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association played an Individual Points tournament on Wednesday, March 26. Totaling 45 points for the win was Bob Bauman, followed by the 44 points scored by Dan King and the 42s brought in by Darrell Gardner and John Goble. John Moss had closest to the pin on the day at No. 11.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, March 25, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association put on an Individual Net tournament (Flighted) on the Panther Creek course. A very wet course and some gusty winds did not help the scoring. Les Greenlee won A Flight with a net 70 strokes. Kirby Gann and Jan Hard tied for second place with 71 strokes. Bazz van Willigen,with a 72, took fourth place; Jim Hearn and Gerry Esty shared fth and sixth with net 73s, and Jim Temple took home seventh in A Flight with a net 74 seven guys within ve strokes of each other talk about your competitive golfers. With four Canucks and a guy from Maine in here, it is starting to feel like the Civil War to some of us Southern boys like me and Bo. B Flight was won by Ken Rohr with a net 66 strokes; the best net round of the day. Bob Rogers took second place with a net 69 and Gene Hearn got third place with a net 73. Joe Austin and Ron McNeil tied for fourth place with 75 strokes. Jerry Terrell won rst place in the C Flight with a net 68, while Ed Grifth got second place with a net 73 strokes. John Schroeder was awarded third on the basis of a net 76 and there was a tie for fourth between Ed Clay and Jim Hall, who had net 77s.Area Golf League Scores M C Y K

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www.newssun.com Friday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 big-time professionals will tell you that if you havent found any sh in an area, dont waste your time there move on. Im not much for runnin and gunnin and nei ther is Nick, but we do move from spot to spot if the area doesnt produce. But this tournament, we approached things differ ently. I told Nick on the way to the boat ramp, what we need to do is go to an area where weve caught some decent sh, and sh it hard. That means shing in an almost surgical way, moving very slowly and literally picking the area apart. It also means slowing down your presentation and working the bait lon ger in the sweet spot. That all sounded pretty good until we actually started shing, and within an hour or so, we traveled a pretty good distance, putting ve small bass in the livewell and falling into our old habits. I caught the rst bass of the day on my rst cast with a Chugbug, but most of our early sh were hitting Senkos. Around 10 a.m., the bite slowed down and I told Nick we were going to another spot where Ive caught some nice bass, and were going to work every inch of it. Of course the spot I had in mind was all the way at the other end of the lake. When we got to my spot, no one was there, and we started circling the outer edges. We both rigged up with Rage Tail Craws and almost immediately, I caught a nice four pounder, followed by a chunky three-pound sh, giving us the ability to cull a couple of smaller bass. Nick picked up another sh as we circled back and went through the area again. I missed one and Nick set up on a really nice bass, bringing it halfway back to the boat before his line snapped. This was amazing, since wed already been through this area once, and we either missed these sh, or they just moved in. On our third pass, we each caught a bass, improving our weight again, but by now the wind was picking up and keeping a steady course became a challenge. We decided to let the wind blow us through the area, casting with the wind to our back and working the area with precise casts. Halfway through our drift, Nick hung a good sh and although it put up a great ght in the reeds, he nally brought it to the net and with one swoop, it was in the boat. We guessed it to be 11 or 12 pounds, with a huge sagging belly, but as it turned out it tipped the scales at 10.77 pounds. Placing her in the livewell, we were able to cull one of the two pounders. Nice increase to our weight. The next pass yielded a couple more bass, again improving our weight slightly, but it was the third drift when I set up on a good sh that we knew we had a chance to win this event. The sh made a couple of strong runs but we nally got her to the boat and into our net. She was a pretty long bass, but very slim, probably post-spawn. We guessed her weight at around eight or nine pounds. Two more drifts, each providing a couple more bass, but nothing as big as what we already had and it was time to head in for the weigh-in. We gured we had somewhere between 27 and 29 pounds and we were pretty close. Our winning weight was 26.77 pounds. We took rst place and big bass for a total of $1070. Theres nothing like looking into your livewell at two big sh, side by side. Not something you see every day. So what can you take from this story? Slow down. Be more methodical. Find an area you have condence in and pick it apart. You might be surprised at the results. Second place went to the team of Besormier/ Smith with 25.32 pounds, third-place winners were Neimi/Miller with 23.52 pounds and fourth place went to Vest/Vest with 22.00 pounds.REDS Friday Istokpoga Bass TournamentTwelve boats participated in the event, which is held every Friday out of the State Park on Route 98. Two young guys who had never shed with us before won the event, in a john boat (which proves you dont need a big fancy rig to catch bass), but I cant nd their names. They had a couple of nice sh, a seven+ and a ve to win the event, as well as big bass. They won $180 for the tournament and a $50 gift certicate from REDS II, as well as $120 and a $25 gift certicate for the big bass. Charlie Houser and his partner Tom won second place. Everyone is eligible to participate in this weekly event and you can pay at the ramp. Just be there early. We check livewells and once youve paid your entry fee, you can head out. Articial bait only, no live shiners. Entry fee is $30 per boat, with $10 of every entry fee going to the big bass winner. REDS Bait and Tackle kicks in a $50 gift certicate for rst place and a $25 gift certicate for big bass. This is a three-sh per boat limit, and state exemption certicates are provided to each angler, requiring all sh to be released alive at the end of the tournament, 100 yards from the opening of the canal at the state park. Come on out and join us. The tournament ends at 1 p.m.Don Norton is a professional tournament bass sherman, bass shing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-ser vice shing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-2734998 or by email at donorton13@ gmail.com. Visit his REDS FISHING facebook page or his website at theamericansherman.com. or stop by the store to see him anytime. FISH FROM PAGE A8 right hamstring. Indiana, meanwhile, is still trying to get back in rhythm. This is a game that will hopefully get us back on track. Its one game, said Paul George, who had 23 points to help the Pacers end a two-game losing streak. We have to go back there and play one more, we have to look at it like that. But this is one step closer to playing good basketball to end this year. Physical basketball, too. It was the rare grudge match that actually lived up to its bill ing. Before the game, the teams chided one another with duel ing comments. Afterward, nobody was ready to make up. And in between, the action got downright nasty. James needed a cotton swab in his nose to keep playing in the fourth quarter after getting whacked in the face. Pacers center Roy Hibbert scored 21 points and nished the game despite taking an elbow to the face that left him so groggy he didnt even remember getting hit. James and George both wound up taking spills into basket supports, and Lance Stephenson was ejected midway through the fourth quarter after picking up his second technical foul for celebrating a basket. The angry Stephenson waved his hand at the ref and after leaving the court, threw a towel and kicked a door. Coach Frank Vogel was not amused with his guard, say ing he had a stern talk with the budding star before he went home. Nobody had it rougher than James, who missed a late 3-pointer that could have given Miami the lead and was treated like anything but royalty. Chris Bosh also missed a potential winning 3 as the buzzer sounded. Despite the loss, the Heat clinched rst in the Southeast Division when Washington lost to Phoenix. It is what it is, they ref the game, we play it, James said. The four-time MVP also had eight rebounds, ve assists, was 9 of 15 from the eld and 14 of 15 from the free throw line. The problem: James also had six turnovers, Wade had six more turnovers and Miami managed only one basket over the nal 3:23. James and Bosh both missed late jumpers that would have given Miami the lead, the last an airball by Bosh from just right of the top of the key as time expired. Unfortunately, that was what I diagrammed, coach Erik Spoelstra said. It probably wasnt the best call. It might have been a little too gunslinger on my part. I just wanted an open shot. They were so hard to come by Wednesday night that James was even called for a agrant foul when he drove to the basket and sent the 7-foot-2, 290-pound Hibbert crashing to the ground. When Hibbert got up, he stumbled. Eventually he had to leave the court to change his blood-spattered jersey, but he refused to sit against the Heat. George spurred the rst fourth-quarter run with two monster dunks one over the hand of a trailing James to get the Pacers back in the game. Later, it was Evan Turner, the trade deadline acquisition, who delivered two of Indianas biggest baskets of the night. The rst came after James nal turnover, on a breakaway layup. The second came courtesy of Mario Chalmers turnover out of bounds. When the middle of the court opened up, Turner bolted through a clear path for an 8180 lead with 90 seconds to go. I know how to get my space, Ive been doing that forever, you know what I mean? Turner said. Some of my moves Ive been doing since I was a little kid, so I can walk a pretty ne line when it comes to that. After Hibbert made 1 of 2 free throws, Turner scored on the la yups, West hit the knockout 3 and all Miami got was a 3 from Bosh with 2.9 seconds left. Theyre a tough team, psy chologically against most teams they have the edge, West said. Theyve got the best play er in the game. Their pedigree, their entire organization, you understand what youre going to get. HEAT FROM PAGE A8Unfortunately, that was what I diagrammed.Erik Spoelstra Heat head coach NEW YORK Forbes ranks the New York Yan kees as baseballs most valuable team for the 17th straight year and lists the Tampa Bay Rays with the lowest valua tion. Forbes said Wednesday it estimates the Yankees are worth $2.5 billion, up 9 percent from last year. The Dodgers are next at $2 billion, a 24 percent hike and matching their actual sale price in 2012. Boston was third at $1.5 billion, followed by the Chicago Cubs ($1.2 billion), San Francisco ($1 billion) and Philadelphia ($975 million). At the bottom were the Rays ($485 million), Kansas City ($490 million), Oakland ($495 million) and Miami ($500 million). Major League Baseballs average team value rose 9 percent to $811 million. Forbes says values rose primarily because of increased media rights fees.Online: www.forbes.com/mlbForbes: Yankees worth big leaguehigh $2.5B TAMPA Steve Masiellos promising coaching career is in limbo after his deal with South Florida fell apart because he doesnt have a college diploma. Manhattan College said Wednesday that it had placed him on leave while Masiello is reviewing his degree status. South Florida conrmed earlier Wednesday that the school had an agreement in principle to lure Masiello away from Manhattan, but that the contract was contingent on a verication of credentials. USF requires its basketball coach to have at least a bachelors degree. The 39-year-old Masiello did not graduate after attending Kentucky, where he played for Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith from 1996-2000. Through the verication process it was determined the candidates credentials could not be substantiated and therefore he did not meet the requirements for the position, the school said in a brief statement. The national search continues and USF looks forward to introducing a new coach at the appropriate time. Masiello has a 61-39 record in three seasons at Manhattan. The Jaspers went 28-5 this season, which ended with a close loss to Louisville in the NCAA tournament. Kentucky spokesman Jay Blanton veried Masiello was a student there from 1996-2000 in the college of communication, but did not graduate. Masiellos bio on Manhattans web site says the coach graduated from Kentucky in 2000 with a degree in communications. Manhattan said in a statement that it learned there is a question of the validity of Masiellos degree after South Florida commissioned a background check. Masiello is currently in the process of reviewing his degree status with the University of Kentucky, the statement said. Manhattan College has placed Masiello on leave while he completes this process with the university. Masiello, a former assistant under Pitino at Louisville, was going to replace former USF coach Stan Heath, who was red this month. A one-time ball boy for Pitino when his mentor was coach of the New York Knicks, Masiello was a walk-on at Kentucky and part of a team that made two trips to the Final Four and won one national championship. He was an assistant at Manhattan and Tulane be fore spending six seasons on Pitinos staff at Louisville.Masiellos lack of degree costs him USF hoop job M C Y K

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYAn afternoon thunderstorm82 / 68Winds: SSE at 7-14 mphMostly cloudy, a couple of t-storms85 / 67Winds: SW at 6-12 mphSATURDAYSunshine and a few clouds83 / 60Winds: NNE at 6-12 mphSUNDAYPartly sunny80 / 59Winds: ENE at 8-16 mphMONDAYPartly sunny and pleasant81 / 61Winds: E at 7-14 mphTUESDAY High .............................................. 7:27 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:53 a.m. High .............................................. 7:55 p.m. Low ............................................... 1:19 p.m. High ............................................ 12:40 a.m. Low ............................................... 7:24 a.m. High .............................................. 1:48 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:28 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.68 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 87 Low Sunday ........................................... 62 High Monday ......................................... 70 Low Monday .......................................... 63 High Tuesday ......................................... 78 Low Tuesday .......................................... 46 High Wednesday .................................... 68 Low Wednesday ..................................... 48 Relative humidity .................................. 60% Expected air temperature ....................... 81 Makes it feel like .................................... 84 Monday ............................................... 29.88 Tuesday ............................................... 30.15 Wednesday ......................................... 30.24 Monday ............................................... 1.28 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 1.77 Year to date ......................................... 6.64Sunrise 7:22 a.m. 7:21 a.m. Sunset 7:41 p.m. 7:41 p.m. Moonrise 5:39 a.m. 6:22 a.m. Moonset 5:47 p.m. 6:50 p.m.Albuquerque 63/40/s 67/45/s 71/42/s Atlanta 67/56/t 72/44/t 70/47/s Baltimore 61/48/sh 57/39/r 53/36/r Birmingham 75/58/t 71/41/t 69/46/s Boston 53/40/sh 47/37/r 42/33/r Charlotte 66/53/sh 75/43/t 66/40/s Cheyenne 53/30/pc 61/37/s 62/32/s Chicago 46/28/pc 42/28/pc 60/40/s Cleveland 50/29/sh 39/24/sn 46/35/s Columbus 59/34/sh 43/28/sn 54/37/s Dallas 83/47/s 76/49/s 81/55/s Denver 59/31/pc 69/40/s 77/33/s Detroit 47/28/pc 41/25/sn 50/34/s Harrisburg 59/41/sh 52/35/r 52/32/r Honolulu 84/71/pc 82/69/sh 82/72/pc Houston 84/60/t 80/50/pc 77/52/s Indianapolis 53/33/c 45/31/pc 60/41/s Jackson, MS 80/56/c 71/44/pc 71/46/s Kansas City 51/32/sh 60/41/s 73/49/s Lexington 65/42/sh 52/29/r 59/39/s Little Rock 69/49/t 69/44/s 73/48/s Los Angeles 69/56/pc 71/56/pc 69/54/pc Louisville 65/43/sh 53/34/r 62/44/s Memphis 72/52/t 63/44/pc 68/50/s Milwaukee 40/25/pc 39/28/pc 51/40/s Minneapolis 34/14/c 43/35/s 60/38/pc Nashville 72/51/r 62/38/t 63/42/s New Orleans 79/64/t 77/56/pc 71/54/s New York City 58/43/sh 51/43/r 47/38/r Norfolk 68/55/sh 69/47/r 50/42/sh Oklahoma City 68/38/s 72/43/s 82/49/s Philadelphia 60/43/sh 52/39/r 50/37/r Phoenix 79/60/s 85/64/s 84/58/s Pittsburgh 58/38/sh 48/32/r 53/33/s Portland, ME 47/35/sh 46/30/pc 42/25/r Portland, OR 57/46/r 58/45/sh 55/41/sh Raleigh 69/56/sh 75/42/t 62/38/s Rochester 56/30/r 38/23/r 43/28/pc St. Louis 59/37/c 57/38/s 71/47/s San Francisco 64/56/c 60/50/r 61/50/sh Seattle 56/43/r 57/42/sh 53/40/sh Wash., DC 64/47/sh 57/42/r 52/40/r Cape Coral 83/70/pc 85/69/t 84/62/pc Clearwater 79/70/t 82/68/t 79/63/s Coral Springs 82/74/pc 85/73/sh 86/71/pc Daytona Beach 77/68/t 80/64/t 77/60/s Ft. Laud. Bch 82/76/pc 85/75/sh 85/73/pc Fort Myers 83/70/pc 85/69/t 84/63/pc Gainesville 76/63/t 77/58/t 78/49/s Hollywood 81/73/pc 85/72/sh 86/70/pc Homestead AFB 81/75/pc 84/70/sh 86/70/pc Jacksonville 76/63/t 77/58/t 75/50/s Key West 83/76/pc 84/74/pc 83/73/pc Miami 82/75/pc 86/74/sh 86/71/pc Okeechobee 80/71/t 84/67/t 80/66/pc Orlando 80/67/t 83/66/t 81/60/s Pembroke Pines 82/73/pc 85/72/sh 87/70/pc St. Augustine 73/67/t 75/64/t 73/57/s St. Petersburg 79/70/t 84/67/t 78/62/s Sarasota 79/69/t 81/69/t 82/59/s Tallahassee 73/61/t 79/54/t 77/45/s Tampa 78/68/t 82/65/t 77/58/s W. Palm Bch 82/74/t 85/72/t 83/70/pc Winter Haven 80/67/t 84/66/t 82/60/s Acapulco 91/70/s 91/72/s 90/69/pc Athens 65/51/sh 66/48/pc 61/46/s Beirut 75/58/s 77/56/s 63/51/r Berlin 57/42/pc 63/39/s 64/39/pc Bermuda 66/63/c 70/66/c 73/67/sh Calgary 32/21/pc 31/15/c 27/19/sn Dublin 47/40/sh 48/44/r 55/45/pc Edmonton 26/12/c 28/11/sf 25/11/c Freeport 78/74/pc 81/73/sh 81/68/pc Geneva 62/36/s 67/39/pc 69/42/pc Havana 88/67/s 89/66/pc 85/65/t Hong Kong 78/70/c 79/71/t 79/71/t Jerusalem 74/54/s 76/47/s 60/43/pc Johannesburg 69/52/r 70/53/t 75/56/t Kiev 54/29/pc 44/28/s 50/34/s London 55/43/sh 63/46/pc 65/48/pc Montreal 41/25/r 39/23/pc 39/27/pc Moscow 37/19/pc 38/26/s 46/30/c Nice 63/52/s 67/57/pc 67/55/pc Ottawa 42/21/r 37/21/c 40/24/pc Quebec 41/18/sn 37/14/pc 34/16/c Rio de Janeiro 83/71/s 84/72/pc 86/74/pc Seoul 72/53/pc 60/45/r 62/44/pc Singapore 90/77/t 93/77/t 91/77/pc Sydney 79/66/t 81/68/sh 79/68/pc Toronto 49/30/c 38/32/c 44/35/s Vancouver 50/45/r 52/43/sh 50/40/sh Vienna 61/43/pc 64/43/s 67/46/s Warsaw 57/35/s 54/30/s 57/36/s Winnipeg 21/10/pc 33/23/sn 32/8/c Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. A cold front will sweep across the eastern third of the country today, bringing plenty of clouds, rain and thunderstorms. In fact, some of the storms in Mississippi and Alabama could be severe, producing large hail, damaging winds and blinding rain. Mild and showery weather will occur in the Northeast, while snow and ice falls across the northern Great Lakes. Cold weather will continue across the northern Plains, while a constant stream of moisture remains aimed at the Paci c Northwest. National Forecast for March 28 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Mainly cloudy and more humid today with a shower or thunderstorm around in the afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight. Rather cloudy and humid tomorrow with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. An early heat wave on March 28, 1945, boosted temperatures into the 90s from Maryland to Rhode Island. A cold wave marked this date in the region 24 years earlier. More humid today; an afternoon thunderstorm. Winds south-southeast 7-14 mph. Expect less than 2 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. New First Full Last Mar 30 Apr 7 Apr 15 Apr 22 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 76/63 76/63 77/65 77/68 80/67 80/67 78/68 79/70 79/70 79/69 83/70 83/70 80/71 82/74 82/76 82/75 73/61 72/63 73/63 82/68 82/68 81/68 83/69 83/69 82/70 83/76 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BFriday, March 28, 2014 BY NEIL SIMPSONSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING Quilting refers either to the process of creating a quilt or to the sewing of two or more layers of material togeth er to make a thicker, padded material. Quilting can be done by hand, sewing machine or a specialized quilting system. The word quilt comes from the Latin culcita, meaning a large stuffed sack. The earliest known quilt ed garment is depicted on an ivory gure carved about 3400 B.C. The ear liest surviving bed quilt is one from 14th century Sic ily. The love of quilting has been passed down through the ages. In Tan glewood some 60 ladies, from beginners to mas ter quilters, belong to the Tangled Threads Quilters, a group that was started in 1999 or 2000. A major goal of the Tan gled Threads Quilters is to teach quilting skills in a friendly, supportive at mosphere. Each of the ladies comment on the awesome group of members who are always willing to drop what they are doing to help any of the others. They share ideas, tools and materials. Each year the members work together to create a beautiful quilt to be raf ed off as part of the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet. This years quilt raised $1,050 for cancer re search. The 2015 Cancer Quilt is already completed. Donna Bechtol, co-chair of the group, has been the program chairperson for several years. She taught kindergarten to grade six for 35 years and has been addicted to quilting for more than 30 years. It is Bechtols job to plan the programs for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions and to encourage various members to utilize their talents to teach new skills or to lead different proj ects. On a recent Tuesday af ternoon, the Tanglewood Craft Room was buzzing with the sounds of sewing machines humming and a dozen ladies chatting and laughing as they worked on the days project, hot pads. The days teacher, Kar en Beauman, has been living in Tanglewood for less than a year. When she rst joined the group, Beau man tended to sit back but has quickly become more active. After sharing the technique for making the hot pads, she wandered about the room offering assistance and encour agement. Since taking up quilting seriously in 2009, she has become addict ed and has no time for any other hobby. Many of the members sewed clothes before they started quilting. Some learned to sew from their mothers and others in home economics classes at school. Most have taken quilting lessons individu ally or in guilds back home and all have enjoyed ac quiring new skills here in Tanglewood. A Tanglethread mem ber for two years, Caroline Lequin recently bought a new machine. Careful searching allows mem bers to nd good used machines that they bring to the clubhouse each week. A former early childhood special needs teacher, Le quin loves learning and sharing in retirement and makes quilting a priority. Marilyn Bradley, a fouryear Tanglewood resi dent who loves working on small projects, says that 30 people participated in the guilds Hours of Quilt ing event held during Race Week. Marilyn allows husband, Glenn, to use her machine to do his own embroidery. The Linus Project (the boy in the Peanuts com ic strip) is what got Debbie Metzner hooked on quilt ing. The Linus Project supplies quilts for trau matized children in shelters and sick children in hospitals. This is Metzners rst full winter in Tangle wood. When she returns to Grand Rapids, Mich. shell be seeking out a guild to join. Pickleball and other outdoor pursuits restrict Donna Elenbaas time for quilting but she loves it and is happy to quilt items for gifts. Her quilting high light was teaching her 11-year-old granddaugh ter to quilt and then making one together. Husbands dont always understand the addiction to quilting. Jo Ellen Seifert, a six-year member of the group, says her husband questions why she buys large pieces of material that she cuts into itty bitty pieces before sewing them all back together. As one of the earliest members of the Tangled Threads Quilters, Car ol Ann Burrell is especially proud of the group projects completed for the Humane Society and the Cancer Benet. She says that with group projects, there is a job for everyone, regardless of ability level. Burrell was busy putting her hot pad together with her 1950s Singer Feather weight sewing machine. With ve grandchil dren, Treva Carr has been kept busy making sever al quilts for each. She took up quilting seriously after retiring as a kindergarten teacher. Carr likes design ing and putting the tops together but doesnt much care for putting the three layers together so is happy to pay someone else to do that chore. Plans to become a home economics teacher didnt pan out for Stella Trask. She taught grades eight and nine English and has been playing at quilt ing for 35-40 years. She is trying to nish a quilt for a new granddaugh ter expected on April 20. The quilt group has al lowed Trask to expand her friendship base and she really looks forward to Courtesy photoKaren Beauman (left) helps Donna Elenbaas measure a piece for a quilt. Courtesy photoStella Trask wanted to be a home economics teacher, but taught English instead. Now she looks forward to quilting days with the Tangled Threads Quilters. Courtesy photoStella Trask (left), Donna Bechtol and Kay Smolek look over a quilt top. Bechtol is co-chair of Tangled Threads Quilters and plans the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions at Tanglewood.Stitched TogetherTangled Threads ladies share tools, tips and time making quilts in TanglewoodSEE TANGLED | B9 M C Y K

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B2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, March 28, 2014 B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com DEAR ABBY: I have been married almost four years. Recently I had some medi cal problems that were my wake-up call. Im ne now, but I no longer am willing to wait for someday. I decided to try some new hobbies, one of which is skydiving. I had said for years Id never do it be cause Im afraid of heights. But I have changed my mind, and for me, this is a big deal. When I asked my hus band what he thought, his response was, Im not spending the day just to see you jump out of an airplane. Talk about dis appointing! I have always gone with the ow when he has wanted to do something. I know he doesnt want to go skydiving, but all I wanted was his support, and maybe someone to take a video or pictures. His response has left me wondering about a lot of things. I have had enough of his negativity. He doesnt do anything except stay home. I guess I ex pected him to be excited for me, or to say he didnt want me doing it. The rst is what I would have pre ferred. Now Im not sure where I go from here. DISAPPOINTED IN SAN DIEGODEAR DISAPPOINTED: I hope you realize this let ter isnt about skydiving, but your husbands refusal to help you celebrate your new lease on life. A successful marriage is one in which a couple ide ally grows TOGETHER. If your husband is unwilling or unable to do that, then where you go from here is to rst ask him if hes willing to talk to a mar riage counselor with you. If hes not, then schedule some sessions for your self with a licensed professional and discuss the circumstances that led to your wake-up call. It will help you rationally and unemotionally decide how best to enjoy this gift of life you have been giv en. DEAR ABBY: You have addressed cellphone eti quette in your column before, but in this day and age it bears repeating. We attended a meeting for parents and students last night at our childs high school. Inevitably, a cellphone rang, which can happen to anyone. The ring was quickly silenced. A few minutes later, an other cellphone started ringing. Rather than mute it, the parent answered it and proceeded to have a con versation during the meet ing while a school staff person was making a pre sentation. It wasnt a long conver sation, but it wasnt quiet either. The parent was sitting in the back row he could have easily slipped out to have this important conversation. Thanks for letting me vent. It was extremely an noying and rude. Now I know why his son has no common sense. ANNOYED IN IOWADEAR ANNOYED: At most events an announce ment is made beforehand that cellphones should be turned off. If there is an interruption, an experi enced speaker will pause until the interruption ceases. From your letter, I assume that isnt what happened last night. Children learn man ners and common sense by watching their parents. If consideration for oth ers isnt modeled for them, they dont learn it.Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. MOVIE REVIEW CRITI C S RATING: PUZZLE CORNER BY DAVID ROONEYThe Hollywood Reporter Diego Lunas heartfelt biographical drama, Ce sar Chavez, chronicles the ve-year struggle of the United Farm Workers co-founder in the 1960s to get California grape grow ers to the negotiating table to hammer out fair wag es and better conditions for exploited eld laborers. Its a stirring story of a reallife ght for social justice, and clearly a passion proj ect for the Mexican actorturned-director. But while the lms old-fashioned virtues and the integrity of its subject matter give it some traction, pedestrian handling, a lumpy script and some signicant mis casting mean it only occasionally summons the dramatic power to match the events it depicts. Chavezs later life, in par ticular his widely publicized 1988 hunger strike to protest the use of can cer-causing pesticides on grape crops, is the subject of the feature documenta ry Cesars Last Fast. This poorly organized screen play by Keir Pearson (Hotel Rwanda) and Timothy J. Sexton (a co-writer of Al fonso Cuarons remarkable Children of Men) concentrates on his earli er years. Having gained experi ence in labor issues with the Latino civil rights group Community Ser vice Organization, Cesar (Michael Pena) returns in 1962 to Central Califor nia, where he had worked in the elds from age 11 after his family lost their Arizona ranch in the De pression. Together with Dolores Huerta (Rosario Dawson) he founds what is to become the UFW, rst joining Filipino-Ameri can farm workers in their strike against the Delano grape growers, and then leading a historic march to Sacramento for the same cause. They also instigate a boycott of table grapes that attracts national at tention, receiving political support from Robert F. Kennedy. In much the same way Chavez sent activists out to tell real stories of injus tice that would put a human face on their struggle, the screenwriters attempt to get a person al handle on their subject. Together with his feisty wife, Helen (America Fer rera), Cesar gets out in the elds to gather informa tion and muster support. In the face of unyielding resistance from the grow ers, victimization from police and unrest from within the burgeoning workers movement, Cesars focus is entirely on the ght, to the exclusion of his large family. This is a considerably more ambitious undertak ing than Lunas 2010 directing debut, the family drama Abel, but he lacks the command to bring much sweep or momen tum to the account. He gets no help from a chop py screenplay that lurches through intimate scenes, agitated meetings and vi olent clashes with the same by-the-numbers ap proach, never solidifying the narrative arc or paus ing long enough for char acter development. This is a problem espe cially with Cesar, and Pena fails to make much of an impression in the saint ly role. While the actor has shown that he can work well in the right part (the ill-fated cop in End of Watch, or the fake Arab investor in American Hus tle, for instance), he remains a stolid presence here. He spouts sound bites rather than creating a shaded portrait of some one we have to assume was a deeply impassioned and by most accounts spiritual man. He sim ply doesnt come across as a sufciently charismat ic or persuasive leader to galvanize vast numbers of frightened workers to de mand their rights. Dawson has nothing to play beyond standing around looking concerned and combative. Only Fer rera comes close to sketch ing a real character as selfpossessed Helen. Theres not a lot of sub tlety on the bad-guy side. Michael Cudlitz seems a poor t for the racist Dela no sheriff, while John Malkovich (whos also a producer) sleepwalks through the movie as the snakiest of the grape growers, who wants to dictate terms rather than negotiate. Technically, the lm is solid if unremarkable and somewhat underpopulat ed, though it integrates ar chive footage and photographic material to good effect. Cesar Chavez, a Lion sgate release, is rated PG13 for some violence and language. Running time: 101 minutes. Pantelion Films/MCTMichael Pena as Cesar Chavez, right, and Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta in Cesar Chavez. C havez gives leader routine treatment Medical wake-up call prompts questions about life, marriage DEAR ABBYJeanne Phillips Solution on B9 M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com Dear Pharmacist: I take four different medica tions now. Lately, Ive had stomach pain, insomnia, headaches and dizziness. I am sure its related to my medicine. What should I do, stop everything? L.E., SeattleAnswer: While I do believe in drug holidays, I dont think you should ever undertake those without your physicians approval and supervision. If you stop certain medi cations suddenly that are supposed to be weaned off slowly, it could cause sei zures or major withdraw al problems. If youre fed up and insist on stopping everything, you must do it properly, and with super vision by your doctors. When beginning a medication, or new di etary supplement, its ide al to keep a little notepad handy, an app, or a com puter document to track progress. Doing this al lows you to pinpoint what medication triggers a side effect. I believe all side effects are caused by the drug nu trient depletion, some thing I call the drug mugger effect. Unfortunately the side effects are often misdiagnosed and labeled a symptom, thus giving you some new disease. By restoring nutrients stolen by your medicine, you can avoid these new symptoms. Thats im portant, because nutrient deciencies look just like diseases. For example, a diagnosis of restless legs syndrome could be tied to your cho lesterol medicine stealing vitamin D and CoQ10. Your depression diagno sis may just be related to your acid blocker, which suppresses your ability to make neurotransmitters by mugging your body of probiotics and methylco balamin (a form of B12). Ive been a pharmacist for 24 years, so here are some of my ninja secrets to help you minimize side effects and interactions: Go to the same phar macy each time. There is a computer record of your medication pro le that automatically screens for interactions. If you chase coupons and stray, the new phar macy will not have the rest of your medication prole and youre more apt to experience an in teraction. Take your medication at the same time each day. If you take your blood pressure pill at different times of the day, you will experience more highs and lows in your blood stream, and the swing ing blood levels causes dizziness, nausea and faintness. Consider the drug mug ging effect. If you take one or two medications, and suddenly need more medications for brand new symptoms, its probably related to drug number one or two ripping you off! You have to x the nutrient depletions, not layer on more medications. Dont drink coffee with stimulants. Theres an additive effect of caf feine with certain drugs like Provigil, Adderall, Concerta and Ritalin. Avoid the stimulants. Dont drink alcohol with sedatives. Theres an en hanced effect on your nervous system, and the alcohol can make your medicine work much stronger causing your breathing to stop com pletely. Its bad news to combine drugs that all depress your nervous system. Ask both your doctor and pharmacist point blank, Will this new medication interact with anything Im tak ing. This is particular ly important if you go to more than one physi cian.Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24Hour Pharmacist and Real Solu tions. For more information, visit www. suzycohen. com. This infor mation is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition.6 ninja secrets to dealing with medication side effects H EALT H Y LIVING Metro For those that take many medications a day, keeping track of side effects is an important step. DEAR PHAR M ACISTSuzy Cohen WASHINGTON (AP) After months of criticism over its recently launched painkiller Zohydro, the maker of the powerful nar cotic is highlighting an un usual oversight board that its assembled to try and prevent abuse of the drug. Zogenixs president and director, Stephen Farr, told the Associated Press that the outside group of sev en medical, addiction and law enforcement special ists will be able to spot early signs of misuse us ing data from sources that include prescribing statis tics, addiction center reports and law enforcement records. We will be monitor ing patients, prescribers, pharmacists, supply chains and abusers, so all the populations that would potentially touch our product, Farr said. The comments come as Zogenix tries to move past negative publicity sur rounding Zohydro, the rst single-ingredient hy drocodone drug ever approved for U.S. patients. Critics say the pill which contains up to ve times more hydrocodone than Vicodin will add to the epidemic of opioid drug abuse that is blamed for about 16,000 overdose deaths a year. The Food and Drug Ad ministration approved Zohydro last October and the drug began shipping to pharmacies this month. Now, Zogenix is publiciz ing its efforts to make sure the drug is used safely. The companys approach is unusual: safety moni toring boards are gener ally used in experimental drug testing, but rarely for drugs already on the mar ket. While they acknowledge that Zogenixs approach is innovative, experts say there is little evidence that the so-called safeuse board will ensure Zo hydro is used appropriately. Is it nice that theyre putting together an exter nal review panel of independent people? Thats ne, said Dr. Allen Vai da of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. But is the group going to have any authority or power whatsoever? Critics also question whether the panel will be truly independent from the company. Five out of seven experts on the board have previously received consulting payments from the company. Special to the News-Sun GAINESVILLE A gold-based drug current ly used in human and veterinary medicine to manage certain immune diseases may prove use ful in combating osteosarcoma, a devastating bone cancer that affects both dogs and people, University of Florida vet erinary researchers report. By examining an ag gressive bone cell line in both species, the re searchers found that the drug, aurothiomalate, commonly known as gold salts, kept cancer cells from forming in the labo ratory. We also were able to demonstrate that the drug slows tumor growth and decreases metas tasis when canine bone tumors were created in a mouse model, said Valery Scharf, D.V.M, the studys lead author. A small animal surgery resident at UF, Scharf completed her masters degree last year. The re search was the focus of her thesis. The ndings appear in the March 2014 issue of Anti-Cancer Drugs. This study shows that there is potential promise for the role of gold drugs as a part of bone cancer treatment in dogs and potentially in people, al though more studies are needed before we can use them in a clinical set ting, Scharf said. Osteosarcoma is the most common prima ry bone tumor found in dogs and accounts for the vast majority of cancer ous tumors around 80 percent in the canine skeleton. The condition occurs most commonly in large-breed dogs that are middle-aged and old er. The cancer frequently appears in the front leg, but it can occur in any bone. Dogs with osteo sarcoma often show signs of lameness in the affect ed leg. Veterinarians typical ly amputate the affected limb to remove the primary tumor. Dogs can also receive chemo therapy if the cancer has spread. However, some dogs arent candidates for amputation, and the de cision to amputate can be difcult for pet own ers. In people, osteosarco ma is rare and also affects the long bones of the body. It typically is diag nosed in people under 25 years of age. Osteosarcoma is a frustrating disease, as you can treat the local tu mor, but the metastasis is something there is no ef fective means of preventing, Scharf said. The use of gold com pounds in human medicine has traditionally been based on golds ability to affect the bodys immune response and anti-inammatory prop erties, with the primary use being the manage ment of rheumatoid ar thritis. In veterinary med icine, gold-based drugs are most commonly used to treat various autoim mune disorders. In recent years, however, aurothio malate has been investigated for its potential effects against certain types of cancer. The UF study is the rst to focus on the drugs ef fectiveness as a tool for possible canine bone cancer treatment through petri dish tests and in vivo studies in mice. They found that low doses of the drug signif icantly reduced cancer spread to the lungs the site that osteosarcoma most frequently trav els to in dogs. High doses reduced microscopic spread to the lungs and the incidence of tumor cell clusters within blood vessels.Gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and petsUnder fire, Zohydro manufacturer touts drug safety board M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated PressWASHINGTON The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost ev eryone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Face book and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the pro gram and the problems theyre running into as the March 31 deadline ap proaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets. Two of their questions and APs answers:When you lose your planQ: My premium AND my deductible are dou bling ... in order to comply with Obamacare I liked my coverage before, and I was promised re peatedly I could keep it. My husband is self-em ployed so we dont get the breaks big corporations do. My question is how are self-employed people supposed to afford insur ance under the Affordable Healthcare Act? Amber Wiser Thomp son, St. Clairsville, Ohio. Her story: When she posed the question, she and her self-employed husband were facing soar ing costs for a new health plan starting this month. Their insurer was discon tinuing their old plan because it didnt meet standards of the Affordable Care Act. The insurers replacement plan cost $1,100 a month with a $5,000 deductible in both respects, twice what theyve been paying. More than 4 million Americans similarly found them selves scrambling for new private coverage when their old plans were pulled from the market because they didnt comply with the nations health care program. A: Instead of accepting a new and more expensive replacement plan from an insurance company that discontinues your policy, shop for coverage on the HealthCare.gov exchange, see if terms are better than you have now and check whether you qualify for a subsidy. What happened: The Thompsons did just that and found a policy on the Ohio exchange that headed off the big cost in crease. Its also from the same insurer. I have an almost identical poli cy with the same premium and deductible that I did before, Amber Wiser Thompson said. Theres a catch though. Their costs stayed about the same only because they qualied for a tax credit on the exchange. Because her husband has gone into his own busi ness, the familys income this year is highly unpre dictable. If her husband makes too much money, the couple will lose their subsidy and see their costs jump after all. In that case, they may have to pay back thousands of dollars. It seemed to be some thing I just couldnt get around, Thompson said. I researched and lled out applications and was on the phone for about three days to get to this point. Once she found the new policy, she learned that she and her husband might have been able to keep the old policy af ter all because it appar ently was being extended at the last minute. But she decided to go with the new coverage, she said, describing her situation in a phone interview and emails. There was no way I was going through that again so I left well enough alone.When the penalty hitsQ: If I dont sign up, when does the penalty start to affect my wallet? How much is the penalty? How is the penalty col lected? Shanna Derringer, Manning, S.C. A: Youre likely to feel the penalty in early 2015, when you le your taxes for this year. Thats when youre supposed to veri fy to the IRS that youve got coverage. (If you dont make enough money to have to le a federal tax form, you dont need to buy coverage under the law.) The penalty for this year is $95 for an individu al or 1 percent of income over $10,000, whichever is greater. So someone who makes $30,000 in 2014, lets say, could be charged $200. The penalty jumps after that. In 2015, itll be $325 for an individual or 2 per cent of income, whichever is more. In 2016, $695 or 2.5 percent. There are caps involved, and different numbers for families, making the math even trickier. But why do math when the Tax Policy Center will do it for you? Plug in your income and dependents here and see: http://goo.gl/A4MKxh As for how its collected, if you are due a tax refund, the IRS can deduct the penalty from what it gives back to you. Otherwise, the IRS will tell you what you owe. One more thing: The government consid ers how many months during the year youve been without insurance. So if you lacked coverage for half the year, you could be subject to half the pen alty. More detail on who needs insurance and how the penalty works: http:// goo.gl/Rw469sQ&A: How the health care law penalty takes its bite HEALT H Y LIVING Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCTU.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks at a press conference to encourage people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, at Tarrant County College South in Texas on Wednesday. Behind Sebelius are State Representative Nicole Collier and U.S. Representative Marc Veasey. KELLI KENNEDYAssociated PressMIAMI Floridas Republican leaders have fought the Afford able Care Act at every turn, banning naviga tors from county health departments, offering no state dollars to boost outreach efforts to 3.5 million uninsured and leading the ght to re peal the law. Y et the state has emerged as a tale of what went right with President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. More than 440,000 Florida residents had been enrolled through the federal marketplace through the end of Feb ruary, putting Florida on pace to exceed the federal governments initial projections by the time enrollment closes March 31. The numbers are im pressive for a state where Republicans control the governors mansion and both houses of the Legisla ture. By comparison, Re publican-leaning Texas has enrolled 295,000 through the federal site, even though its popu lation is about a third larger than Floridas. Floridas success is due partly to infra structure created in the swing state by Demo cratic-afliated groups during the last three presidential elections, along with contin ued investment by the Obama administration and nonprot advoca cy groups in the diverse state that will likely be competitive in Novem bers midterm election. Groups helping cus tomers enroll in ACArelated health plans have used many of the same people who ran Obamas presidential campaigns, giving them ve years of deeply-en trenched relationships in communities, data to pinpoint the unin sured and veteran volunteers to track them down. The state nar rowly went for Obama in 2012. The successes and failures of the Afford able Care Act also car ry more political weight in a battleground state such as Florida where the new law will fuel election campaigns for both Republicans and Democrats, said Demo cratic strategist Screven Watson. (The Republicans) are going to use Obam acare as a hammer over the Democratic can didates in November, he said, adding that if Floridas enrollment numbers were dismal, it could have big impli cations in 2016.Florida overcomes barriers to enroll uninsured Associated PressWASHINGTON Try ing to avoid sending thousands away emp ty-handed, the Obama administration has an nounced that people who started applying for health insurance but arent able to nish be fore the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time. The latest tweak to the rules for President Barack Obamas health care law brought imme diate scorn from Republicans committed to its repeal. The administration has now handed out so many waivers, special favors and exemptions to help Democrats out politically ... its basically become the legal equiv alent of Swiss cheese, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday. The timing of the administrations an nouncement late Tuesday added to a perception of disarray that has dogged the health care overhaul from its early days. It also raised con cerns about the potential for another round of technology prob lems such as the ones that paralyzed Health Care.gov after its Oct. 1 launch. We are experienc ing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment, ei ther online or over the phone, Health and Hu man Services spokesman Aaron Albright said Tuesday night. Ofcials say the feder al website that serves 36 states is holding up well under the added de mand.HHS grants extra time to enroll M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 596.ANGLIC A NNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. Sun day Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMB L Y OF G ODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Await ing His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morn ing Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A ssembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Eve ning Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ cen tered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARB C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednes days, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.betha nybaptistap.com or call the church ofce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist C hurch, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C hurch, 1000 Max well St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Wor ship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: ofce@apfellowship.org; Web site, www.ap fellowship.org. First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, His panic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Wor ship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both ser vices. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednes day Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at www.fbcap.net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both ser vices with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meet ing at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all chil dren. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp. com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contem porary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Fam ily dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reserva tions required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School be gins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday wor ship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., fol lowed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the minis tries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, se nior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool direc tor. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Gird ley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday wor ship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 808 Gar denia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Wor ship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C hurch (GARB C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morn ing Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Wel come to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 2143025. Afliated with the National Associa tion of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S parta R oad Baptist C hurch, (S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For infor mation, call 382-0869. S outhside Baptist C hurch (GARB C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kin dergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is avail able at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 385-0752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Vil lage II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednes day Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vig il Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sun day for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hick ory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 3850049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, ofce@stcathe.com; website, www. stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing, Princi pal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Se bring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Fri day. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assist ing Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHED ULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Fam ily Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Satur day and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placid view Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sun day 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Weekdays 9 a.m. Holy days 9:30 a.m. (Vigil evening before at 7 p.m.) First Saturday of each month: Healing Mass, 9 a.m.C HR I ST I A NC ornerstone C hristian C hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 W. Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion avail able each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 4537679. S ebring C hristian C hurch, 4514 Ham mock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Marvin, Child rens Director. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Phone 382-6676. First C hristian C hurch (Disciples of C hrist) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR I ST I A N & M I SS I O N ARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednes day Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C HUR C H OF BRETHRE NC hurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C HUR C H OF C HR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered class es for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 4022159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bi ble class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website www.thelord sway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 3857443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of ser vice are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Ser vice, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C HUR C H OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sun day, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C HUR C H OF N AZARE N EFirst C hurch of the Nazarene of A von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 338251118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. C hurch of the Nazarene of L ake Plac id, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednes day evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C HUR C HES OF C HR I ST IN C HR I ST I A N U NI O N C ommunity Bible C hurch C hurches of C hrist in C hristian Union, (Orange Blos som Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eterni ty. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church ac tivities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday eve ning praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP I S C OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Mo tor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday Bible study at 2:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and wor ship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at redeemeravon park.com. Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 664-9668 or 453-5664. S t. A gnes E piscopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Fa ther Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucha rist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bi ble study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. S t. Francis of A ssisi A nglican E pis copal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Wor ship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NG E LIC A L FREE C HUR C H OF AMER IC AT he C hurch of the Way E F CA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednes days. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teach ing of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com. Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren C hurch, 3626 Thunder bird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednes day services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all ser vices, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org.INDEPE N DE N TFirst C hristian C hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.rstchristi anap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Se nior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Wor ship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.IN TERDE N OM IN AT I O N A L World H arvest and R estoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rog ers.L UTHERA NA tonement L utheran C hurch (ELCA) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and san dals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park LCM S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Wor ship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with tradition al Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come wor ship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark. org. Faith L utheran C hurch LCM S ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 3857848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Traditional Worship Ser vice: 8 a.m.; Sunday Praise Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.; Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:15 a.m. Worship Svc. Broad cast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warm ly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good S hepherd L utheran C hurch (AALC) American Association of Luther an Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Se bring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bi ble Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New L ife E vangelical L utheran C hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangeli cal Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www. newlifesebring.com. R esurrection L utheran C hurch ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sun day worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following 10:30 a.m. service. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Com munion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T rinity L utheran C hurch LCM S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Com munion each rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal MidWeek Services each Wwednesday eve ning during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. Other ac tivities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.N O N -DE N OM IN AT I O N A LBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed rst and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church of ce 385-1024. C alvary C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An inde pendent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Chris tian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctmforme.com C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine ap pointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we re ceive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Faith & Familylife Worship C enter, Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden trea sures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Sparta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for every day challenges through our multicultural worship services available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who at tend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your rst visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will nd; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very im portant, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing theffwc@ gmail.com. Our mission at Faith & Fami lylife is centered around Restoring Lives, Families and Communities. Grace Bible C hurch, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCco nnected.org H ighlands C ommunity C hurch, a ca sual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings C hurch of S ebring, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Be gin your week with us. T he L ords S entinel Fellowship C hurch, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tues day, 7 p.m. More information at www. juanitafolsomministries.com. Union C hurch, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Ti ger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. Unity L ife E nrichment C entre,new lo cation, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.uni tyofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Book store and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life En richment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. RELIGION M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional ser vice, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednes day evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato. net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Ofce hours: 8:3012:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email: faith@ strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:306:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 6550713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 3829092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www. salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor John A. Bryant. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap. org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring. org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuelucc.com. P LACES T O WO RS HI P RELIGION In a courtroom following their deliberation, the judge asked the jury, La dies and Gentlemen of the jury, you have heard the facts from both sides. Mr. Henderson had a pub lic ght with Mr. Hateld. Mr. Henderson had in his possession at the time one butcher knife, two razors, one set of brass knuckles, and a machete. Mr. Hat eld had in his possession one sickle, one hatchet, two meat saws, a cleaver, and an ice pick. Both men have pleaded Not Guilty. Each of them asserts a plea of self-defense. Have you reached a verdict? We have, your honor, responded the jury fore man. We, the jury, nd that each of us would have been happy to pay $20 to have seen this ght. As I heard this story, I could not help but think of all the junk that we see on television. I speci cally thought of all of the talk shows that continu ously air episodes of vicious name-calling, public humiliation, provoked confrontations, and oth er malicious acts, and I wondered to myself, Why would anyone want to watch such garbage? The answer is simply be cause many people in our society crave this kind of mindless entertainment. Many people in the rst century had the same problem we see today. They were lling their minds with trash rath er than with truth. Paul wrote to the Christians at Philippi in Philippians 4:8, Finally, brothers, what ever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, what ever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praisewor thy think about such things. Pauls message was very clear: We must ll our minds with the goodness that comes from God in Heaven above. My mother always said to me, You are what you eat. The same is true of our spiritual bodies, as well. We will become like those things with which we ll our minds. If we want to please God, then we will ll our minds with the purity of His truth. If, however, we want to pollute our souls, all we have to do is look around. The spiritual garbage is everywhere and so very easy to nd. So, remem ber: Take in the good, and take out the trash.Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Se bring Parkway. On the Internet visit www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail sebringparkway@sebringcoc.com.Take out the trash! K EVIN S K OMMENTSKevin Patterson Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon Dave Thorensen will lead the Sunday service. Birthday Sunday is April 6. Coffee and birth day cake will be served after service in the fel lowship hall. The church is at 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive. Call 385-0797.Avon Park Christian ChurchAVON PARK Pastor Greg Ratliff will bring a message ti tled Thanking God By Serving Him! 0n Sunday. Scripture is from Ephesians 6:16 and following. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the childrens program will be singing on Main Street. Join Avon Park Christian Church, and other churches, for fun and supporting the Childrens Choirs. Avon Park Christian Church believes that we should Honor Jesus in your heart all year long! The church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email ac countapcc.2014@yahoo. com with any questions or to request informa tion. The church website is www.avonparkchris tianchurch.com/Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled I See. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the fourway stop sign. For more information call 4712663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark. org.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Promise of New: Part 4 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Sunday, Pastor David Smalley will preach from Romans 12:13-21. The title of his sermon will be Community Transformation. The theme for Sunday school will be Creating a New Dynasty. The scripture will be from II Samuel 7. The church is at 700 S. Pine St. For more infor mation, call 385-1597.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliv er the sermon, Stirring Up the Mud, from John 9:1-41. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit se bringemmanuelucc. com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will preach Lean on Me! from the book of Romans. Sunday eve ning, he will preach The Power of Believing from the Gospel of John. To listen to Faith Baptist Sunday morning sermons or for more in formation, visit the website, www.faithbaptistchurchLP.com, or call 465-0060. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sunday the church celebrates Fourth Sunday in Lent. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliver his sermon titled Things Should Be Different Now. L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Togethers study on Friday will be Finding Joy in What We Do. Your Money To Work, from 2 Corinthians 8:10-15; 9:15. Be ready to give as the need arises. Lenten services on Wednesday evening is Facing Each Other from Ephesians 4:31-32. Recognizing what strikes fear in our hearts helps us to grab on more tight ly to Christ. For more informa tion on any event, check the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ FaithLutheranSebring.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Pastor Jon Beck will preach from James 5:7-12 on Sunday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more in formation call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Pastor Kevin Ahrens will preach Take Our Work Up a Notch on Sunday. The mid-week ser vice begins with a family meal at 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $3 per person, or family no more than $10.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Following the Sunday service, the church is hosting a barbe cue fundraiser to benet Heartland Food Reservoir from 12:303 p.m. in the fellow ship hall of the church. Tickets may be pur chased at the door for $7. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. Call the church ofce at 4655126 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING Sunday message is from Mark 13: 32-37, Remaining Watchful, by Pastor Ron Norton. Greeting the congrega tion will be Terry Ducar. SNAP S HOT S CHURCH SERVICES Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands Community Church will celebrate its 15th birth day this weekend by inviting the community to its birthday block party on Saturday night. The party will feature a bon re, cookout, oldies music from the Reaching Higher Band, bounce house and other games from 5-8 p.m. and its all free. Highlands Communi ty Church was founded in 1999 with a mission to help people reach high er in life. The church began holding worship servic es at Hill-Gustat Middle School on March 21,1999 with the pur pose of accepting people where they are in life and together grow ing towards maturity in Christ. This maturity is what brings fulllment andjoy in life. In 2006, she moved into a rent ed building on New Life Way, and in 2012 pur chased the building and six acres for its perma nent home. Highlands Commu nity Churchs facility is used by JASA, AA, Mana tee Lighthouse, Support Group for the Blind, and other community-based organizations. Bruce Linhart, along with his family, moved to Sebring in 1998 sent by the Missionary Church as a new church develo pr and is now in his 16th year in Sebring as the pastor. Linhart has been in volved in many community organizations including Avon Park Ro tary, Sebring Chamber of Commerce board, the YMCA board and Champion for Childrens board. Sunday morning will feature celebrating the past, and conquering the future. For more information, call or text Linhart at 214-3541 or email pb@ highlandscommunity. com.Highlands Community Church celebrates birthdayCONTINUED ON B8 M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com RELIGION First Presbyterian hosts Union Psalm singAVON PARK The choir at First Presbyterian Church in Avon Park (Associate Reformed Presbyterian A.R.P.) will present a Union Psalm sing at 6 p.m. Sunday. They will be joined by the Sebring A.R.P. choir and Lake Placid A.R.P. choir and orchestra. The choirs will lead but the congrega tion will be asked to join in the singing. The songs have been selected from the Bible Songs book with various psalms set to music. Some tunes are familiar and some tunes new. The public is invited to attend. A reception will follow in fellowship hall.Living Waters hosts SingspirationSEBRING Living Waters Church of God on Sparta Road will host Singspiration at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Come in for solos, duets, trios, and congregation al singing of some of the best South Gospel songs and hymns. Special guest singer for the show will be Darrell Young. SNAP S HOT S LOCA L RE L IGION Special to the News-SunSEBRING Unity Life Enrichment Centre is honored to host internationally renowned musical artist Armand and Angelina back to Highlands County on Sunday, April 6. This offering by the artists will be a workshop on playing the Native American Flute at 1 p.m. For centuries people have been mesmerized by the hypnotic sounds from these gentle, easy to play utes. This workshop is recommended whether you have a musical back ground or have always just wanted to play a musical instrument. Join us for a fun, magical experience of creativity and music. Flutes will be available for class use, and will also be available for purchase. The workshop is open to everyone and is offered on a $15 love offering basis. However, no one will be turned away. Armand explains the appeal of the Native American ute: These utes truly allow Spirit to ow through them and guide the utist to create their own melodies. Any one can play them since they are based on a minor pentatonic scale with no incorrect notes. Armand is an ordained musical minister, singer/songwriter/Na tive American autist. Angelina is a classically trained vocalist/classical guitarist. Her angelic voice will penetrate your heart with its enchanting beauty as she sings and chants her spirit afrming melodies. They have performed with Mar ianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsh, Alan Cohen, Gerald Jam polsky, Dan Millman, Swami Beyondananda, Steven Halpern and James Twyman. To hear these two perform, they will be at the Sunday Morning Cel ebration Service at Unitys Life Enrichment Centre, 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd. The Centre is between State Road 66 and Lake Jospehine Road on the way to Henscratch Farms. For more information, contact The Centre at 471-1122 or email Unity@Vistanet.net.Armand and Angelina return to SebringElders are Sandra Laufer and Howard Lewis. Deacons and servers are Carol Graves, Carol Chandler, Franny Goff and Marla Null. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Dongo will be the guest speaker at Sundays ser vice. Rev. Darrell A. Peer is the regular evangelist. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107 for information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is ti tled Plain Truth, based on John 16:16-33. Special music will be provided by Mary Ann Fleagle. The adult Sunday school lesson is ti tled The First and the Last, based on Matthew 19:13-30. On Wednesday, there will be no Bible study. On Thursday, the Mens Fellowship meets at the Depot at 7 AM for break fast and returns to the church for a short Bible study and a work project. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). Call 453-3242 or check the website at avonparkapchurch.com.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Pastor John Bryant will bring the message and the Jubilee Bell Ringers will provide the special music. United Methodist Women will meet Tuesday with a guest speaker from the Change of Pace of Sebring. Food Drive items will be collected Sunday for the New Testament Mission. The church is down town at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church ofce for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The More Questions Jesus Asked series continues Sunday. The congregation meets at Sebring Hills Clubhouse.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Christian Arobics with scripture from I Thessalonians 5:12-22. The service will include Ernie Scheers singing But For The Grace of God and Gail Brockett singing Jesus Lives. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haas, lead pastor, will preach Sunday on the subject of Journey to the Cross The Blind Man, with the Scripture lesson from John 9:35-41. Youth Group led by Pastor Claude Burnett will have a game and pizza night. The church is at 500 Kent Ave., east of the Tower. For information, phone 465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is ti tled Walk as Children of Light based on Ephesians 5:8-14. The churchs pres ent location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. Call 835-2405.New Life Evangelical Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Luke John Willitz will bring Sundays sermon, Not To Be Served, But To Serve, from Matthew 20:17-28. The church is at 3725 Hammock Road. Call 385-2293 or visit www.newlifesebring. com.St. John United Memorial ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Ronald De Genaro Jr.s ser mon topic will be The Sinners Friend. Biblical reference is from Luke 18:9-14.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon on Sunday will be Could You Not Watch With Me? There will be a spe cial collection for the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home. Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. SNAP S HOT S CHURCH SERVICES CONTINUED FROM B7 Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 quilting days. Four residents started the Tangled Threads Quil ters and one of the founding members, Louise Fritz, asked Carol Wortelboer to join in the second year when the group had dou bled in size. Wortelboer taught pre-school and rst grade and notes that many of the other members were also teachers who use their creative talents in quilting. Being a farm girl, and a 4-H member, Kay Smolek wanted to take her calf to the fair but had to learn to bake, cook and make clothing before her par ents would let her. She liked the cooking but not the sewing. After a ca reer as a nurse (she really wanted to be a doctor) Smolek got serious about quilting in 2000. She has several UFOs (Unnished Objects). This year she n ished a 31-year-old project and is now working on an 11-year-old quilt. Kay Thurston, chair of the Tangled Threads Quil ters, learned sewing from her grandmother who al ways had a quilt in progress. Looking at the quilts Grandma made with her old dress or her dads shirt carries Thurston back to another time. She reects on the fact that her grand ma recycled before it was the thing to do and is ap preciative of all the Tanglewood folks who donate unused fabric and batting to the group. Quilting may be an old skill, but it helps to keep these Tanglewood retir ees young as they work on their many group and in dividual projects. If youd like to develop a new hob by or practice old skills, make new friends and have a great time, think about joining the Tangled Threads Quilters. For more information, call Thurston at 991-5211. TANGLED FROM PAGE B1 Courtesy photoCaroline Lequin prepares her new machine to sew something beautiful. She makes quilting a priority in her retirement. Courtesy photoHer name may not be Vera, but Marilyn Bradley shows some of the items she has quilted. Bradley participated in the guilds Hours of Quilting event last week. Courtesy photoLeah Devlin (left) and Stella Trask enjoy conversation while putting their quilting skills to work. Courtesy photoCarol Ann Burrell says there is a job for everyone, regardless of their skill, when making group projects. Courtesy photoCarol Wortelboer joined during Tangled Threads second year. She, like many of the other members, was a teacher before retiring and putting her creative talents toward quilting. M C Y K

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com rffntbffnf n frnffn f ffnfffnn nnn nnnfnffnnnbn f bfffnffbf fnbfnb f fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000331 DIVISION:SECTION 8 WELLS FARGO BANK,NA, Plaintiff(s), vs. EMILYE R.STONEROOK,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 27,2014,and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000331 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank,NA,is the Plaintiff and Emilye R.Stonerook,Tenant #1,Tenant #2,The Unknown Spouse of Emilye R.Stonerook,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870,Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 15th day of April, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 10,OF CRESCENT HEIGHTS,A SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 2,3 AND 4,BLOCK 32,IN TOWN OF AVON PARK,SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 14,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; SAID LOTS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 411 W STATE ST AVON PARK FL 33825-3722 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County,Florida this 27th day of February,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 NR-002102F01 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. March 21,28,2014 11:00 AM on the 11th day of April,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 8,BLOCK M,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 43,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 11th day of March,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k 10-08258 March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282010CA000282AOOOXX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GENE A.HENDRIX,JR.; MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; JODI L. HENDRIX; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 10th day of March,2014,and entered in Case No.282010CA000282AOOOXX,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.is the Plaintiff and GENE A.HENDRIX,JR.,MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,JODI L.HENDRIX and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-90 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF LOIS A.CRAMMER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of LOIS A.CRAMMER, deceased,File Number PC 14-90,by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was September 13,2013; that the total value of the estate is $30,875.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Barbara S.Nash 614 East 8th Street Northampton,PA 18067 Lucy A.Reinsmith 5210 Mill Road Emmaus,PA 18049 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 28,2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Barbara S.Nash 614 East 8th Street Northampton,Pennsylvania 18067 /s/ Lucy A.Reinsmith 5210 Mill Road Emmaus,Pennsylvania 18049 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Address:lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 Avon Park,Florida 33826-0400 Tele:(863)453-4457 March 28; April 4,2014 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-00217 DIVISION: U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2010-1, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT A.LUNDY,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 10,2014 and entered in Case No. 28-2013-CA-00217 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2010-1,is the Plaintiff and ROBERT A. LUNDY; JENNIFER LUNDY; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION,INC.; are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM,on the 11th day of April,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 100 FEET OF LOT 13, BLOCK R,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS: LOT 13,BLOCK R,SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 13,BLOCK R, SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 126.67 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 97.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 7533 VALENCIA ROAD,SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 11,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F12013611 NATIONSTAR-CONV-kpeterson-Team 4 F12013611 Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE,PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT (863)534-4690.IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,CALL TDD 1-800-955-8771 OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000438 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF JAMES R.RICH, DECEASED,ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES,DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF JAMES R.RICH,DECEASED,AND ALL CLAIMANTS,PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE,AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST JAMES R.RICH,DECEASED,OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown,but whose last known address was: 2803 POMPINO DR,SEBRING,FL 33870 -ANDTO:PATRICIA RICH A/K/A PATRICIA WASHINGTON,and all unknown parties claiming by,through,under or against the above named Defendant,who is not known to be dead or alive,whether said unknown parties claim as heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors,creditors,trustees,spouses,or other claimants Current Residence Unknown,but whose last known address was: 1880 N.CROTON ROAD,AVON PARK,FL 33825 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida,to-wit: LOT 721,SEBRING RIDGE SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 54,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 DOUGLAS C.ZAHM, P.A.,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is 12425 28th Street North,Suite 200,St.Petersburg,FL 33716,on or before April 16, 2014 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action,and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,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 petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 10th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE LANDS County,Florida,wherein U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC,ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-AC7, is the Plaintiff,and,RICHARDSON,MARK LEE,et.al.,are Defendants,I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at,JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING,FL 33870,at the hour of 11:00 A.M.on the 15th day of April,2014,the following described property: LOT 19,ROLFE'S SUNSET BAY SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 24,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Sebring,Highlands County, Florida this 13th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk 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.Please contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 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. 19941.2854/AHarris March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001083 U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC,ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-AC7, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARDSON,MARK LEE,et.al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-001083 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.14-CP-92 IN RE:ESTATE OF LINSLEY OSMOND WALKER A/K/A LINDSLEY WALKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LINSLEY OSMOND WALKER A/K/A LINDSLEY WALKER,deceased,whose date of death was May 10,2013; File Number 14-CP-92, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 28,2014. GLADYS WALKER Personal Representative 704 West State Street Avon Park,FL 33825 Derek B.Alvarez,Esquire FBN:114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com Anthony F.Diecidue,Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS ALVAREZ DIECIDUE,P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa,Florida 33609 Phone:(813)254-4744 Fax: (813)254-5222 March 28; April 2,2014 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. 13-018367 March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO:12-000219-CA BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P., Plaintiff, vs. MARTHA P.CARTER,et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Non Jury Trial of Foreclosure dated January 29,2014 entered in Civil Case No.: 12-000219-CA of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,Robert W.Germaine,Clerk of the Circuit Court,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Highlands County Courthouse,430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870 in the Jury Assembly Room located in the basement at 11:00 am on the 9th day of April,2014 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 27,BLOCK 21,SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES,REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BLOCK 9, SECTION ``A'',ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGES 20,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4th day of February,2014. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM OR SERVICE OF THE STATE COURTS SYSTEM,YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AT (863)534-4686 (VOICE),(863)534-7777 (TDD) OR (800)955-8770 (FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE), IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. CASE NO.13000935GCAXMX LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS,INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY A CCESS,INC. PLAINTIFF, VS. BETTY B.CURRY,ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION To:Betty B.Curry and Unknown Spouse of Betty B.Curry RESIDENCE:UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:115 Orange Road NE,Lake Placid,FL 33852 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 25,IN BLOCK 54,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, A T PAGE 68,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 this action,on Gladstone Law Group,P.A.,attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 1499 W.Palmetto Park Rd.,Suite 300,Boca Raton,FL 33486,and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice,either before April 22,2014 or immediately thereafter,otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The News-Sun. DATED: Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of the Court If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,a t no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Office of the Court Administrator at 863-534-4686,255 North Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. March 21,28,2014 1050Legals

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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 WantedREHAB AIDFULL TIME Royal Care of Avon Park's Rehab Department is expanding and currently has a new position available for a FT Rehab Aid. The candidate must have a C.N.A. certificate, must be extremely organized, and be able to perform various clerical and computer tasks. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863) 453-6674. DFWP, M/F. EOE. EYE EXPRESSSebring Ophthalmology & Optometry Join our family for exciting opportunities! We are currently looking for individuals that have wonderful inter-personal 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 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 LAWN MAINTENANCE workers needed to run mowers & trimmers, exp. only. 863-385-6768 LOCAL EPISCOPALCHURCH seeking an Organist/Choir Director. Call 863-385-7649 for details. 2100Help WantedMANAGER -CIRCLE THEATRE Full-time employment opportunity: Manager of the beautiful newly renovated Circle Theatre in historic downtown Sebring. Salary is competitive. Employment hours are flexible, requiring some evening and weekend work. The Executive Committee of the Champion for Children Foundation will interview all finalists that are selected from the pool of applicants. This position will report directly to the CEO. Strong leadership qualities are essential. An associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred but not required. Applicants should have at least 5 years of proven management and administrative experience. The Circle Theatre Manager will oversee operations and supervise all aspects of the Circle Theatre, including events, Sweet Shoppe, personnel, volunteers, facilities and children's programs. The successful applicant must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, focused and detail oriented. Computer skills are a must. We are looking for a dynamic team player and a problem solver. Marketing, networking, public presentations, financial management & event planning are important requirements of this professional job. Send resume and references, postmarked by March 31, 2014 to: Champion for Children Foundation, P.O. Box 7125, Sebring, Fl 33872-0103 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE NO.2013-660 The Town of Lake Placid gives notice that it shall hold a public hearing and consider adopting an ordinance at its meetings on the 14th day of April 2014 and the 12th day of May,2014 both commencing at 5:30 p.m.in the Town Hall,311 West Interlake Boulevard,Lake Placid,Florida entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA,REPEALING SECTIONS 95-1,95-2,95-3,95-4,95-5 AND 95-6; AND ADOPTING SECTIONS 95-11 THROUGH 95-34,INCLUSIVE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. There shall be no separate classifications of businesses under the Ordinance.The initial rate for all business classifications shall be $35.00 per year. A copy of the proposed ordinance may be obtained at the Town Hall,311 West Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid,Florida. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the Lake Placid Town Council regarding a matter considered at the meeting,he will need a record of the proceedings.He may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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 Town Clerk,(863)699-3747,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8770. Notice is given this 27 day of March 2014. TOWN OF LAKE PLACID,a Florida municipal corporation Attest:Eva Cooper Hapeman,Town Clerk March 28; April 2,2014 ************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.JP13-000474-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: Z.T. 07/13/2011 Minor children DOB SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON:DOB:4/16/1957Address UnknownYOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above-styled Court by the Department of Children & Families,seeking the termination of your parental rights to: Z.T. a white female child born July 13,2011 mother Cara Anne Parnell and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Sheryl D.Snodgrass,a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County,State of Florida,on the 30th day of April,2014 at 10:00 A.M.,at the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida,Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALL Y APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.``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,590 South Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 (863) 402-6565 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call (TDD) (1-800-955-8771) or Voice (V) (1-800-955-8770).'' ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK DATED THIS 3RD DAY OF MARCH,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Lisa J.Bass Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal) March 28; April 4,11,18,2014 Century Storage Bayview 2609 Bayview St. Sebring,FL 33870 (863) 386-0880 Notice of this Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at Century Storage Bayview 2609 Bayview Street,Sebring,FL 33870 on 04/04/14 at 11:00 AM.Contents are to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. Unit Number Tenant Name A091 Carastro,Jake C225 Spurlock,Sandra C226 Tarter,Katie C234 Gammill,Norma D240 Taylor,Frederick Neal G497 Rizo,Roberto H560 Francisco,Nelivelisse Sale is being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash Only.Contents to be removed within 48 hours of the sale. March 21,28,2014 Fax:(863) 402-5425 E-Mail:charlotte@stonelawgroupfl.com Secondary E-Mail: kelly@stonelawgroupfl.com Person Giving Notice: Brian M.Senters 411 Lynch Street Flint Michigan 48503 March 28; April 4,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-102 IN RE:ESTATE OF STEPHEN M.SENTERS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of STEPHEN M.SENTERS, deceased,File Number PC 14-102,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was May 24 ,2013; that the total value of the estate is $15,000.00 and that the name and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order is Brian M.Senters, 411 Lynch Street,Flint,Michigan 48503. A LL INTERESTED PARTIES 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 A PPLICABLE 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 28,2014. A ttorney for Person Giving Notice Charlotte C.Stone A ttorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number:21297 3200 US Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-5424 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-100 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF DONALD L.JONES a.k.a.DONALD LEE JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONALD L.JONES a.k.a DONALD LEE JONES,deceased,whose date of death was January 29,2014,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-9551,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 28,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Shirley Traci a.k.a.Shirlee Tracy 1635 Melaleucia Lane Ft.Myers,Florida 33901 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Address:lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 A von Park,Florida 33826-0400 Telephone:(863)453-4457 March 28; April 4,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2008-CA-001020 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, A S SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. BOADIL ZAMORA AND ILIANA ALVARES,et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 5, 2009,and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-001020 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein THE BANK OF NEW Y ORK MELLON,AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST,is the Plaintiff and BOADIL ZAMORA; ILIANA ALVARES; BANK OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,the Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on April 11,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 6,BLOCK 13,OF LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION ONE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of March,2014. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,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; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 13-14387 March 21,28,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000125 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DARYL N.LARSON; MADONNA M. LARSON; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment.Final Judgment was awarded on in Civil Case No. 28-2012-CA-000125,of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.,is the Plaintiff,and DARYL N.LARSON; MADONNA M.LARSON; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court,Robert Germaine,will sell to the highest bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on the 9th day of April,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: LOT 6 OF BLOCK G IN SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II SUBDIVISION,CITY OF SEBRING, COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS,IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS RECORDED IN MB 9,PG 43. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 4,2014. Robert Gemaine,Clerk Highlands County,Florida,Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1175-2656B IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863) 534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 21,28,2014 rf AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343

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Page S4 BPT Investing in home improvements is a smart idea when youre thinking of putting your home on the market. So where is the best place to spend your money? While it may be tempting to make cosmetic home improvements in cluding decorating touches or fresh coats of paint, upgrading vital home systems such as heating and cool ing can really pay off. In fact, making smart improvements can help you save money on your utility bills now, while increasing your homes value to potential buyers later on down the road. Heating and cooling is one of a homes biggest costs, accounting for more than half the average homes utility costs, according to energy.gov, which means it makes good sense to make efciency improvements that positively impact your budget every month. And for the long term, poten tial buyers want assurance that basic home systems, including heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical, are in working order before they buy, RealEstate.com reports. Heating and cooling: On average, you should consider replacing your heating, ventilating and air condi tioning (HVAC) system every 10 years in order to take advantage of the lat est energy-saving technologies and cost efciencies. Replacing your old system with a Seasonal Energy Ef ciency Ratio (SEER) of up to 20.00, such as American Standards Accu Comfort Platinum ZV air conditioner, can save you up to 60 percent on your annual cooling costs. Home automation: You can also stay ahead of the real estate curve and provide additional value for your home through the use of advanced home automation technology. For in stance, Nexia Home Intelligence enables you to remotely manage multiple features and functions of your home including heating and cool ing, as well as door looks, indoor and outdoor live video surveillance and storage, lights and shades, via any Web-enabled computer, smartphone or tablet. A programmable control: Anoth er way to reduce energy consumption is to install a programmable HVAC control, which can save up to 15 percent compared to traditional non-programmable thermostats. The American Standard AccuLink Plati num ZV Control makes it easier than ever to monitor the indoor and out door temperatures of your home. You can also monitor heating and cooling use over time, so you can manage en ergy and comfort even further. Home inspection, repair and ad vice: As you look ahead to warmer weather for making home improve ments, remember that now is an ideal time to purchase a new home comfort system. A qualied HVAC dealer can perform an inspection, advise you on preventative maintenance and make recommendations on sys tems that best t your homes needs.Increasing resale value is easy when you save smartly BPTA programmable HVAC control can save up to 15 percent on your electricity bill.

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Page S5 BPTWhen selling a house, the mantra for most is neutral, neutral, neutral. To help potential new owners envi sion themselves moving in, real estate experts remind sellers to de-per sonalize their homes. That means removing family photos and me mentos and replacing favorite color schemes with more vanilla shades and hues. So as a new homeowner, how do you begin to de-neutralize your new house to make it your new home?Color your worldIts a pretty safe bet that as the previous homeowners were prepar ing to sell, they went through the house and repainted with shades of beige or gray. While nice for an open house, these colors can be a little impersonal. Its also likely the home owners didnt invest in the highest quality paint, saving that money for their new home. Therefore, one of the best ways to make your mark is by giving rooms a fresh coat of paint. Choose colors that reect your personality and style, and dont be afraid to select bolder hues. Dark er, more vibrant colors work well, es pecially for accent walls or rooms that could use some drama, like your guest bath. Spend the money on a premi um paint to ensure you see excellent hide (the paints ability to con ceal the color under it) and coverage (how far you can paint with a gal lon). Treat your windows wellWhen it comes to the oors, most real estate agents advise their cli ents to replace carpeting before the house goes on the market, particu larly if its worn or on the more colorful side. As a result, you can hold off on the expense of putting in new carpet and instead look at window treatments. Once you paint, the blinds, cur tains or cornice boards that were part of the open house staging ef forts may not t in with your decor. Consider the function you need from window treatments. Do you need to create privacy as well as style? Is blocking light essential, like in a bedroom, or would sheer drapes be an option? Will the treatments be used in a childs room, making cord less blinds important? Examining the function will help you determine the type of window treatment to select. Once you decide what type of win dow treatment is best suited for a particular room and window, you can begin to look at fabrics and col ors that complement your paint choice and provide your new home with a ne nishing touch.Bring in your belongingsDuring the open house, you used your imagination to picture where your family heirlooms and prized possessions would be placed. Now, its time to turn that picture into a reality. Collect your photos, mirrors, art work and other objects. Then look around your new house to create a blueprint of what to hang or place, and where. Sticky notes provide an easy method for remembering where items will reside. To create your desired look, you may need to replace photo matting or frames to match or contrast with new paint colors. Youll also want to look at room features, like replaces or angled walls and ceilings, and position ob jects to highlight them, rather than hide them.Nix the neutrals: Undoing open house decor to make a new home your own

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Page S7 BPTYouve probably heard the saying: Your home is your castle. But if your current home or the home youre thinking of buying feels more like the servants quar ters than the royal palace, you may need to plan a reno vation. At times like these its easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward, but take a moment to plan your overall strate gy. Youll nd that, much like your future castle, your ren ovation project will benet from a solid foundation. You can build your founda tion by accomplishing these important tasks.Talk to a renovation specialistAcquiring a renovation loan allows you to nance your new home mortgage and your renovation plans into a single loan. And an important aspect of the renovation loan to re member is that its a product in which the loan is based on the value of the home after its been improved. If you are renovating your existing home, you can use the loan to renance your ex isting mortgage and make the renovation updates. Many consumers are not aware of the opportunities with renovation nancing be cause not every lender offers this option, said Bill Trees, national renovation program manager, Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo is the nations leader in renovation nanc ing. We serve all customers from rst time homebuyers to repeat buyers, and have a team of specially trained home mortgage consultants across the country that only focus on renovation lending. Speaking with a renovation lender can help you build your nancial foundation for your renovation project.Shop around for the right contractorIf you plan to use a contractor for your project, its important to select the right one. But how do you decide on a contractor? Research is important. Many contractors will provide you with a couple of references but this isnt always a fool-proof solu tion. These references could be relatives or friends of the contractor. References can be help ful but dont rely on it exclusively. Dig deeper by traveling to the site of the contrac tors current job. Are the clients happy? Has the contractors work met expectations and budget? Has the contrac tor nished benchmarks on time? These are all import ant questions to ask. You can also inquire about the con tractors work on social media and professional referral websites.Finalize your visionSelecting the proper renovation specialist and contractor are key to your project, but both of these profession als will be able to provide you better service if you have a vi sion for what the project entails. You may not know exactly how much the project will cost, but you should have a budget in mind. If your contractor asks questions about layout or wall prefer ences, be ready to make the decisions and guide him or her toward your goals. Ap proaching the project with a plan will eliminate miscom munication and regrets later. Renovating a new or exist ing property can be an exciting time, and establishing the proper foundation for the project can help you pass in spections and build the home youve always wanted. You can learn more about Laying a good foundation for home improvement success BPTFinding the right contractor requires research and checking references.

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Page S8 BPT Nearly everyone has a home improvement impossible dream an inground pool in a postage-stampsized backyard or a profession al-grade kitchen on a $5,000 budget. Some homeowners might say their cant-do renovation is adding a bathroom in an impossible space. But enterprising homeowners and contractors are using a long-prov en technology to creatively add bathrooms in a variety of locations once considered impossible for plumb ing. Above-the-oor plumbing, also known as up-ush plumbing, has been a dependable alternative for homeowners who wanted to add a bathroom where breaking into con crete ooring makes conventional plumbing laborious and costly. In the South, Southwest and West, many homes are built on concrete slabs, so above-the-oor plumb ing is a natural solution for adding a ground-oor bathroom, says con tractor Mario Rink of Mechanical Solutions LLC in Culpeper, Va. Rink has long used a macerating toilet and plumbing system by Sanio to help his clients create bathrooms where none existed before. Its also a great alternative in a range of other set tings where traditional plumbing can be problematic, such as the raised homes you see in shore towns and southern bayous, or historic homes. Macerating systems use a pump to reduce waste and paper from the toilet and send it under high pres sure through piping directly into the septic or sewer system. No waste is stored, and the systems are low-cost compared to traditional plumbing. If youve dreamed of adding a bath room, but thought it was impossible, here are ve impossible scenarios where above-the-oor plumbing may be the solution:Slab constructionOwners of slab-built homes may hesitate to cut into the concrete foun dation in order to accommodate conventional plumbing. No matter how careful a contractor is when cutting into concrete, a variety of problems can arise from unexpected obstruc tions to poor-tting patches and even stress cracks. Cut and patched concrete is sim ply never as strong as concrete that has never been cut, Rink notes. Upush plumbing eliminates the need to cut into a slab and possibly com promise its integrity.Historic homesOpening walls or oors to accommodate piping may jeopardize historic elements, such as original wood ooring or plaster walls. Sys tems like Sanios macerating toilet and plumbing technology eliminate the need to cut through a oor to in stall new drainage, while minimizing the impact on walls as well. The sys tem also ts easily into small areas like a closet or the dead space behind a stairway, meaning homeowners dont have to give up any room and compromise the ow of their historic homes in order to add a bathroom.Raised homesSouthern bayou and beach towns often boast charming raised homes. Adding a bathroom to the lowest oor of a raised home can be problemat ic; conventional plumbing pipes may detract from the aesthetic value of the space beneath the home, which is often used for car ports, porches and decks. Up-ush plumbing eliminates the need for unsightly pipes.Warehouse rehabsIn cities across the country, aban doned warehouses have found new life as condos and apartments. Heavy brick construction especially in his toric warehouse buildings can make adding traditional plumbing difcult. Above-the-oor plumbing eliminates the need to cut into or remove bricks, and allows renovators to install at tractive, cozy bathrooms in smaller spaces. A home in the clouds or one that cleans itself may still be pipe dreams. But thanks to up-ush plumbing, adding a bathroom doesnt have to be an impossible dream.Got an impossible space? The no-fail way to turn it into a bathroom BPTAbove-oor plumbing can eliminate a lot of the problems associated with adding a bathroom.

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Page S10 BPTWith many real estate industry watchers predicting 2014 will be a sellers market, you may think you wont need to do much to sell your home this spring. Not so fast while more buyers are likely to be com peting for homes, that doesnt mean theyre willing to settle for less than perfect. In fact, coming out of the real estate crash of a few years ago, buy ers have learned the importance of getting the maximum value for their home investment. While home prices are expected to rise in 2014, buyers continue to have high expectations. Homes that meet buyers lists of must-haves and would-love-to-have features will be positioned to sell more quickly and closer to or above list price, experts say. So what are homebuyers looking for in 2014?Whole-home, beautiful energy efficient featuresIn the earliest days of the efciency trend, many buyers would have set tled for a house that reduced heating and cooling costs through good in sulation, or cut electricity bills with energy-sipping appliances. Modern buyers, however, are interested in homes that take a holistic approach to energy efciency. That means sup plementing energy savings with more thoughtful features like daylight ing and natural ventilation through energy-efcient skylights, using so lar-powered water heaters, and employing intelligent controls for sky lights, other lighting and heating/ cooling systems. Buyers want energy-efcient up grades that also offer high aesthetic appeal in addition to functionality, making features like ENERGY STAR-qualied skylights particularly popular. In fact, 55 percent of home buyers in a National Association of Home Builders survey said skylights are desirable or essential. Skylight manufacturer VELUX America notes that installing no-leak, solar-pow ered fresh air (venting) skylights not only enhances indoor air quality, but can boost energy efciency, work ing in concert with windows. Add remote-controlled, solar-powered blinds and skylight energy perfor mance ratings can improve as much as 45 percent. And solar powered sky lights and blinds, as well as the installation costs, are eligible for a 30 per cent Federal tax credit.Smarter size and spaceWhile buyers will always look to get the most bang for their buck, many are deciding that bang does not necessarily mean bigger. The great recession saw many families down size into smaller homes with more manageable mortgages. Even with the economy moving again, many homeowners have found they like the efciency and utility of smaller, more purposeful spaces. The functionality of a room is now as important as its size. Buyers will continue to embrace rooms that make the most of the space available, such as compact kitchens that maxi mize storage, smaller bathrooms that optimize lighting efciency and pri vacy, while saving wall space through use of skylights, and open rooms that serve multiple purposes. To see how skylights would look in any room in your home, get a skylight planner app, take pictures in your home, and overlay skylights and blinds on the images with a few clicks.Aging-in-place potentialAs more baby boomers approach and enter their golden years, home buyers are looking toward the future and seeking homes that offer the potential of allowing them to age in place. In demand are home features that not only look good now (such as an open oor plan or larger bath room) but that can be easily adapted for older occupants who may face challenges with mobility, vision and other age-related issues. A range of home features t the bill, including ground-oor bedrooms, ample natural lighting to enhance vi sion, open oor plans that minimize obstacles to mobility, larger bath rooms that can easily be tted with grab bars, kitchens with age-friend ly features such as touch faucets, and smaller yards with lower mainte nance requirements. While higher demand and less in ventory are likely to make 2014 a better year for sellers than buyers, if youre selling your home, knowing what buyers are looking for can help ensure a faster, more rewarding sale in any market.Meeting buyer demands in a sellers market BPTEnergy Star-qualied solar powered fresh air skylights and solar powered designer blinds add style while providing natural light, passive ventilation and privacy.

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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Lake Placid rallies from bad 1st to down DeSotoA8Fire in downtown Sebring warehouse does damage, but nobody injuredA3 VOL. 95 NO 35 Warmer with an afternoon T-storm High 82 Low 68 Details on A12Classieds ............ B10 Dear Abby ................ B2 Healthy Living .......... B4 Obituaries .............. A7 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Movie Review .......... B2 Religion .................. B6 Sports on TV ........... A9 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Tangled Threads 60 members share tools, tips and good times making quilts for a good cause at Tanglewood B1 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, March 28-29, 2014SHS students serve meal to seniorsA6 BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING A new report assembled by researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation puts Highlands County in the bottom half of the Sunshine State when it comes to overall health. Highlands ranked 37th of 67 counties in the survey, which uses factors such as smoking, high school graduation rates, employment, physical activity and access to healthy foods to come up with their rankings. Associate researcher Kate Konkle said the analysis was done in cooperation with the University of Wisconsins Population Health Institute and has two segments: health factors and health outcomes. Health outcomes we think of as a picture of quality of life, while health factors are the variety of things that BY HANNAH WALLERNews-Sun correspondentJALAPA, GUATEMALA While many ran to the beaches, reveled and relaxed in the free time that was spring break, a group from Lake Placid also headed for exotic shores, but with a whole different agenda in mind. Fifty adults and youth from First Presbyterian Church of Lake Plac id packed their bags and headed off to Latin America for a spring break full of construction, vacation Bible schools and numerous challenges. Their destination was Jalapa, Guatemala, where they were under the leadership of Brent Sueppel, who has been doing mission work in Guatemala for over three years now. The group partnered up with Little Lambs International. With about 370,000 orphans in Guatemala, Little Lambs Interna tionals mission is to serve and empower orphaned children worldwide, by the love of Jesus Christ.Area kids give spend spring break helping build orphanage in Guatemala Courtesy photoLocal worker Nesto gets helping hands from Wayne Mercer, middle, and Cody Lambert. SEE STUDENTS | A5 County ranks 37th in overall health BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The Anderson family no longer needs to worry about asking the city to vacate road right-of-way along their property: Avon Park never established a claim. Surveyor Robert Schuler of Sherco Inc. made the revelation Tuesday at a Planning & Zoning Board eld-trip meeting to the Andersons 17 acres Well grieve forever SEE HEALTH | A6 City right-ofway not on Andersons landSurveyor: Keep as utility easement SEE CITY | A7It has been two years since 7-yearold Matthew, Matty, Waldrup was killed a block from his home in a quiet Avon Park residential neighborhood. Matty was riding his bicycle when he was struck by car driven too fast.His parents, Mandy and Nick Fisher, still reel from the blow. Its had a ripple effect in our lives, said Mandy Fisher. Its been devastating. We now view the world very different, added Nick Fisher quietly. Our lives have changed in every way. It doesnt leave your head, Mandy Fish er said. You have to make changes in your life to get through it, Nick Fisher explained. You have to adapt or you lose your ability to cope. Not that it ever ends. Well grieve for ever. The couple sit in their home, surrounded by pictures of family, especially of Matty. From curly-topped toddler to crewcut elementary school student, his smile beams out in every di rection. They both bitterly remember the Sunday Matty died. Mandy Fisher was shopping when she got a phone call from her next-door neighbor, a sheriffs deputy who was off duty at the time, telling her to come home right away. When Fisher arrived, her street was crowded with police cars and ambulances, their emergency lights pulsing red and blue light. She was told of the tragedy, but kept from seeing her son, who had suffered a deadly head injury. As bad as the loss of their son, the Fishers Family of boy killed by speeding driver hopes his death serves as warningKatara Simmons/News-SunThis photo of Matthew Waldrup was taken just a few days before he was hit by a car and killed. The seven year-old was riding his bike in his neighborhood when he was struck by a car in March 2012. His parents have since become ardent supporters of a campaign to remind people to drive 25 mph in residential areas. BY CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYNews-Sun CorrespondentSEE MATTY | A5 M C Y K

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com http//:www.newssun.com The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Peri odical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Halifax Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the writ ten permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A CC URACYThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@newssun.com.; or call (863) 385-6155.O FFI CE Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: (863) 385-6155 Main Fax: (863) 385-1954 Newsroom Fax: 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 replacement 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 OTTOWednesday, March 26 2-16-24-32-40-47 X-4 Saturdays Jackpot: $27 millionP OWERBALLWednesday, March 26 28-33-41-44-59 PB-21 X-2 Saturdays Jackpot: $50 millionMEGA M ONEYTuesday, March 25 10-12-14-23 PB-5 Todays Jackpot: $500,000MEGA M ILLION STuesday, March 25 19-26-51-57-73 PB-15 X-3 Todays Jackpot: $15 million CAS H 3 Monday, March 24 Day: 7-9-0 Night: 1-4-2 Tuesday, March 25 Day: 1-6-9 Night: 1-5-8 Wednesday, March 26 Day: 0-6-5 Night: 3-7-8 P LAY 4Monday, March 24 Day: 7-1-5-9 Night: 8-1-1-0 Tuesday, March 25 Day: 6-8-4-6 Night: 4-7-4-0 Wednesday, March 26 Day: 6-2-7-8 Night: 8-5-2-4 F ANTA SY 5 Monday, March 24 5-11-15-28-36 Tuesday, March 25 12-15-28-31-32 Wednesday, March 26 11-21-23-29-36Main Ave. closed for Family Sports DayLAKE PLACID South Main Avenue from Hibiscus to Royal Palm will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for Str8Up Youth Ministries Family Sports Day 3-on3 basketball/volleyball tournament. Two Lake Placid police ofcers will be present to assist the public. EMS will not be blocked. They will have a route to Interlake Boulevard via Hickory Avenue.SFSC Highlands Campus offers Zumba classesAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges, Highlands Campus, Community Education Department announces two new Zumba classes. Zumba Gold is an easyto-follow class that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. The class will be offered from 12:301:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursday, April 9-May 29. The cost is $55, and the course number is (CRN) 21747. Zumba Basic features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and in ternational beats. The class will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 8-May 29. The cost is $55, and the course number is (CRN) 21715. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFSC Center. Contact Community Education at 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation@ southorida.edu.Under the O aks offers last two showsSEBRING Under The Oaks Opry at 3501 Beck Ave. will present its nal two shows of the season this weekend. Country, bluegrass, gospel and blues will be played at 7 p.m. today and again at 2 p.m. Sunday. Curtis Rogers will be one of the special guests this weekend. Call 253-0771 or keep up with the site on Facebook.AMV ET S plan Welcome HomeSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will host a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the post on U.S. 27 South. Join the fun with live music and food. Bring a dish to share.Community Chorus concert SundaySEBRING As their nal concert of the sea son, the Highlands Community Chorus will be presenting Over the Years on Broadway Sunday at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St. Over the Years on Broadway begins with the 1904 George M. Cohans Give My Regards to Broadway and pro ceeds chronologically through many styles of Broadway showtunes. In addition to the chorus numbers, performing some famous Broadway solos will be Yvonne Glonchak, Dale Brockway, Dan Tucker, and Stirling Snyder. The public is invited. Tickets for $8 (students are free) can be purchased from any Highlands Community Chorus mem ber or at the door on Sunday afternoon.Yard sale benefits R elaySEBRING A yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the NewsSun, 2227 U.S. 27 South. Multiple teams from Sebrings Relay for Life will have goods for sale with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. Information on the April 12 Relay will be available, as well as infor mation on signing a team up for the event to be held at Firemens Field.Beach Boppers plan danceSEBRING The Avon Park Beach Boppers will host their annual dance party at the Kenilworth Lodge through Saturday. Shag, Bop, East and West Coast Swing, Jitterbug and line dancing will be en joyed. Admission is a $10 donation for the disc jockey. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Ice is provided. There will be music by the pool from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, and a covered dish dinner is set for 6 :30 p.m. today. Dance Club plans season finaleSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the Skylarks 10-piece band from 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. This will be the clubs season nale. Dance to the big band sounds of the s, s and s. Snacks and sandwiches will be available. Admission is $7 for non-members, and $5 for members. Dress is smart casual. Everyone is welcome, in cluding singles. BYOB. For more information, call 386-0855 or visit www. highlandsdanceclub.org.Y outh football league plans car wash, registrationSEBRING The Highlands Eagles will be holding a car wash and registration this Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m.3 p.m. at the Century 21 across from Panera Bread in Sebring. Proceeds will be used towards the purchase of new Football and Cheer uniforms. We are currently accept ing registrations for all age divisions for both football and cheer. Teams are lling up quickly, so this may be your opportunity to secure a spot. If you are unable to make it Saturday, you may also register on our website, www.highlandseagles.com. SNAPSHOTS LOCAL N EW S Special to the News-SunSEBRING When the Highlands County Sher iffs Ofce Human Resources member contacted Detective Nathan Coogan to let him know he was receiving the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Ofcer of the Year Award, he was totally shocked. I never dreamed I would be getting any thing like this, he said. On Tuesday, Mike Nor ris, commander of VFW Post 4300 in Sebring, presented Coogan with the Ofcer of the Year award and a check for $100. Accompanying Norris were Rick Macool, junior vice-commander; John Geddes, senior vicepresident of the Mens Auxiliary; Honor Guard member Lee England, quartermaster; and Joyce Abel, president of the Ladies Auxiliary. In his letter of nomi nation, Highlands Coun ty Sheriffs Detective Sergeant Tyrone Tyson, Coogans immediate supervisor, said Coogan has an exceptional work ethic, a never say quit attitude and is a great team player. He also mentioned that Coogan goes out of his way to assist new de tectives and is always ready to assist in any investigations as needed. Tyson also indicated that he consistently demonstrates the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofces core values of in tegrity, quality service and professionalism. Coogan has investigated many high prole crimes including the attempted murder of two Federal Marshalls in Sebring. In addition, he has been the lead detective on several abduction, home invasion and robbery cases during the past year. Coogan was a member of the United States Air Force from 19992005. In 2006 Coogan was hired by the Avon Park Police Department where he rose to the rank of detective ser geant. In October 2012 Coogan became a member of the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce Criminal Investigations Unit as a result of the transfer of law enforcement services for the city of Avon Park to the Highlands County sher iff. Coogan is currently assigned as a persons crimes detective in the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce.VFW presents Officer of the Y ear Award to Coogan Courtesy photoVFW Post 4300 Commander Mike Norris presents HCSO Detective Nathan Coogan with the VFW Ofcer of the Year Award on Tuesday as Sheriff Susan Benton looks on. Other VFW representatives include John Geddes (from left), Rick Macool, Joyce Abel, and Lee England. News-Sun Staff ReportAVON PARK A 44-year-old man was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday and charged with possession of child por nography. Jeffrey Weed, of 1738 N. Crocus Road, was charged with ve counts of possession of obscene materials. According to a report written by FDLE Spe cial Agent Larry Long, who is a member of the National Task Force on Internet Crimes Against Children, a search war rant for Weeds home was signed by Judge Peter Estrada on Monday. Agents went to the home at 9 a.m. Tuesday and started their search. While they were there, Weed arrived at the home. During their search, Long and Special Agent Tracy Rousseau, assist ed by sheriffs deputies, reportedly found an or ange wristband type USB drive in Weeds bedroom closet. Numerous child por nography videos were located on the USB drive.During the examination of the les, ve video les of children engaged in sexual content (child pornography) were found, Long wrote. The report does not say what prompted the FDLE to seek the search warrant.Avon Park man charged with child pornography WEED Former APPD ofcer lauded for never say quit attitude and work on several high-prole casesI never dreamed I would be getting anything like this.Detective Nathan Coogan HCSO M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID In January 2013, the town of Lake Placid made a shift in management. ThenPolice Chief Phil Williams was named the town administrator after the retirement of longtime Town Clerk Arlene Tuck. Lt. James Fansler was advanced to the interim chief position and later conrmed as the per manent chief of the Lake Placid Police Department. Sometimes it is quite surreal that I am police chief, Fansler said. This past year, since I have become chief, has gone by very fast. It is keep ing me busy, but I enjoy it and the challenges that it brings. This position is really rewarding. He also mentions that he goes into the community to try and get feedback. There are a whole lot of things that go into law enforcement other than writing tickets and taking someone to jail, he said. Safety and trust and all of these things are im portant to consider. We dont do anything that gives us a negative image. Personnel tends to be a challenge for most executive positions, however Fansler has a department that is full of great of cers and every one brings something to the table that is unique. It is impossible to take one away and think that everything will run smoothly. I start ed having meetings and receiving feedback from them. He is not looking for ward to nding a replacement for Gloria Pettis, the departments administrative assistant who will retire soon. Having to replace Gloria, who has been here for 30-plus years and knows this department better than I do, is probably going to be the pinnacle of toughness for my career, he said. Along with hiring a new administrative assistant, Fansler has also promoted within the department. I promoted Mark Schneider to lieutenant; Heather Mulligan, I believe, is the rst female sergeant in the Lake Placid Police Department; and Stuart Troutman to investigator/detective. Fansler talked about the accomplishments of the last year and uses the term we. He said, It is never what I have done, because it takes all of us. The department has helped a couple of nonprot organizations such as the historical muse um. The department received donations and installed cameras in the area to deter vandalism. It will also be installing cameras on Nu-Hopes thrift store on South Main Street. Fansler said there is an ongoing prob lem with theft of donations left on the porch there, something Fansler describes as despicable. We started the Facebook page to connect with the people of Lake Placid, Fansler said. They need to be aware if there is a scam going on in town, if theres fraudulent cash, or if theres a skimmer that has been found on an ATM or gas pump. We are also post ing people who have DUIs (driving under the inuence) on our Facebook page. Another new trend is sending letters home to juveniles who were stopped by ofcers to make their parents or guardians aware of their driving tactics. Since we have been doing that, the number of trafc stops on juveniles have deni tively decreased, Fansler said. He acknowledges there is no way to tell if the letters are the reason for the deterrent, but the numbers look positive. Being a police chief takes the support of, not only staff, but family, Fansler said. My wife has been very supportive. There are no off hours it is a 24/7 job, but I cant imagine working any place else. I would like to retire here.Fansler marks one year as Lake Placid police chief Rod Lewis/News-SunLake Placid Police Chief James Fansler keeps an eye on things at a recent mural dedication. BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING The sweet scent of orchids will ll the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Civic Center this Saturday and Sunday as the Orchid Society of Highlands County and the Polk County-based Ridge Orchid Society team up for a juried show and sale. There are about 135 members in the High lands County organization, which was formed in 1994. Despite the fact that the owers are perceived by many as difcult to grow, spokeswoman Lori Thompson said they are much easier than people think. They grow in the wild and Mother Nature is not always kind, she said. She doesnt fertilize and only waters when she feels like it. Organizers say the Or chid Society show will be populated with a wide ar ray of different kinds of blooms in shades ranging from white or purple, to those that are more exotic. We literally will have every color of the rainbow we even have one vari ety that is black, Thompson said. And they have aroma some smell like cinnamon, others like coconut or chocolate. Although all of the plants that will be on sale this weekend have been grown in the area, Thomp son said some of them also were hybridized by local enthusiasts. In addition to having an orchid sale, the show will be judged by members of the American Orchid Soci ety. They will look at both individual plants as well as grower displays. They determine how well theyre grown, the shape of the owers and that kind of thing, Thompson said. The judging will be con ducted Saturday prior to the show, with awards handed out before the doors open. Im sure that those who win will be display ing their trophies and ribbons, she said. In addition to orchids, there will be containers and growing medium such as moss or bark for sale, as well as handouts and advice for those who wish to try and grow the owers for themselves. Well have culture sheets with the types and varieties, plus the growers will have a wealth of ad vice, she said. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission will be $3 for those over the age of 12. The Orchid Society of Highlands County meets at the Jack Stroup Civic Center in Sebring on the shores of Lake Jackson on the fourth Monday of each month.Orchids take over Harris Center this weekend BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING A large blaze at 523 Pear St. in Sebring Wednesday after noon was extinguished by Sebring Fire Department in under half an hour, Deputy Chief Robert Bor der said. It was a big re. Thats a really large building, but we had it under control and out within 30 minutes, Border said Thursday morning. The building was empty. There were no people there at the time; everyone had gone home for the day. The call for the blaze came in just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The metal commercial building used to house Seahawk Industries, a boat construction com pany, received severe damage to the inside. There is damage to two boat molds inside the building; one is pretty bad. There was berglass throughout the center of the mold and the building. Its very expensive damage, Border said. An investigation is ongoing to the cause of the re at Seahawk Indus tries. Border was not able to say what may have caused the blaze. There was very little damage to the structure itself. All the damage was on the inside of the build ing, Border said.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526.No injuries in fire at Seahawk IndustriesSometimes it is quite surreal that I am police chief. This past year ... has gone very fast. It is keeping me busy, but I enjoy it and the challenges that it brings. This position is really rewarding.James Fansler Lake Placid police chief M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW YO UR VIEWS The Obama administration has never lived up to the presidents inaugura tion day pledge to be the most trans parent in history. Sadly, its getting worse. An Associated Press analysis of feder al data found that the administration has grown more secretive over time, last year censoring or outright denying Freedom of Information Act access to government les more than ever since Obama took of ce. More than a third of requests, 36 per cent, resulted in censored materials or outright denials. The study also found the administration has cited more legal exceptions to justify withholding materials and has refused to turn over newsworthy les quickly, and most agencies took longer to answer re cords requests. The report said the government blocked urgent access in several major news sto ries, including the Boston bombings, the National Security Agencys phonerecords collection, health care website woes and the Benghazi attacks. The government cited national securi ty to withhold records 8,496 times, a 57 percent increase over a year earlier and more than double Obamas rst year in ofce. Nearly all national security deni als were related to requests from the NSA and the CIA, but the report showed that even agencies such as the National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agen cy and the Farm Service Agency cited the exception. Matters of national security? At the Farm Service Agency? Because of the very nature of their oc cupation, journalists are the most ardent advocates for governmental transpar ency. However, transparency should be a concern for everyone because it is es sential to the American way of life. A na tion whose citizens are uninformed is doomed to fail. President James Madison, whose March 16 birthday helps mark Sunshine Week, once said: Knowledge will forever gov ern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm them selves with the power which knowledge gives. The 44th president could learn a lesson in transparency from president No. 4.An editorial from the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle.Transparency promise not being met You have been warned, Vladimir. If you dont re verse your impending annexation of Crimea, youre going to pay a steep price. Steep price, Obama? More silly personal sanc tions placed on a handful of individuals, rather than sanctions on my energy industry and banks something Vladimir actually fears? Sticks and stones may break Vladimirs bones, but unserious sanctions never hurt me! Dont you read the college textbooks, Vladimir? You are on the wrong side of history. The Cold War is over. Carrying on like an imperialist thug is so 1980s! Vladimir greatly enjoys Obamas naive misunder standing of power-hungry leaders. Vladimir will nev er tire of the pie-in-thesky ramblings of Americas faculty-lounge-member in chief! But havent you listened to my speeches, Vladimir? I heralded a new, peace ful era across the globe. I promised to break the precedent of prior presidents and open a dialogue with our foes. I was going to change the perceptions other countries had of America! You surely changed Vladimirs perception. That is why Vladimir is con dent he can carry out his imperialist vision to rebuild the Russian empire and Obama will do virtually nothing to stand in Vladimirs way! You cant do this to me, Vladimir. You are making me look and sound weak and foolish on the world stage! Sorry, but it is Obamas unrealistic world view, not Vladimirs bold actions, that is making Obama look and sound weak and foolish! You think this is some kind of joke, Vladimir? You have no idea how much you will regret your ac tions. What, Obama will draw a line in the sand? Like he did in Syria! Or, worse yet, threaten to give more rous ing speeches! Obamas words have Vladimir quak ing in his boots! Im telling you that if you do not pull back and recognize Crimea as an autonomous republic of the Ukraine, then you are going to have to pay the piper. Pay the piper? What, does Obama threaten to expand ObamaCare to the Russian motherland? Im talking to my allies in Europe, buddy boy. We are looking into possibly thinking about setting up committees to potential ly explore taking additional steps that you might not like. Ha, ha. Europe, who like Vladimirs supply of natural gas, is even more tepid than Obama! Give it up, Vladimir. You are on the losing side of his tory! Actually, Obama is on the losing side of history. History has long shown that weakness, not resolve and decisive leadership, is what invites chaos and aggres sion. Words, not backed by actions a running gag in Obamas foreign policy is why Obama is in mess he is in! Cant you see you are losing this ght, Vladimir? Oh, really? Obama poll numbers tank among his people, while Vladimirs soar among his. Poll after poll show Vladimir is considered much stronger leader than Obama! Meanwhile, Obamas weakness is sending green light to bad guys in rest of the world! What are you talking about, Vladimir? All the worlds bad guys know you are all talk and no action that you are unserious and not going to hurt us. Vladimir just might be licking his chops over annexing the rest of Ukraine and maybe Esto nia, too! Im going to give you one last chance, Vladimir. Back off or it is game on. Game on? What, Obama is going to tell Vladimir that if he likes Crimea, he can keep Crimea? Then again, that WOULD be one threat that would make Vladimir quake in his boots!Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood and Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty! is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Send comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons. com. Guest columns are the opin ion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.Obama talks to Putin GUEST COLUMNTom Purcell Abolishment of DCA makes no senseGeorge H.W. Bush signed the Rio Accords, which includes U.N. Sus tainable Development Agenda 21, in 1992. Although it didnt mention G.H.W. Bush by name, the Repub lican National Committee passed a resolution scorching the paint off the walls denouncing Agenda 21 in January 2012. The committee said that Agenda 21 is destructive and insidious. The committees resolution denounces smart growth, resilient cities, green projects and regional visioning. It says that Agenda 21 leads to a socialist/communist redistribution of wealth. No doubt it was intended that the Republican Convention would incorporate all this into its national platform. Instead, the Convention wound up with a rambling para graph rejecting a number of inter national treaties. These include the U.N. Convention on Womens Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as U.N. Agenda 21. The same paragraph takes a swipe at the Law of the Sea Treaty. Among Tea Party activists who oppose Agenda 21, it is an article of faith that President Clinton ele vated the non-binding accord into law with Executive Order 12852. This order created the Presidents Council on Sustainable Development, or PCSD, in 1993. This agency apparently did not survive the Clinton Administration. As far as I can tell, the last meeting of this Presidents Council was in June 1998. Some think that blind opposition to Agenda 21 was behind Gov. Rick Scott asking the legislature to abol ish the Department of Community Affairs in 2011. Certainly the reasons for this disastrous move that were given at the time make no sense.DALE GILLISSebring M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Their rst step in fullling this mission is building an orphanage that will house 200 Guatemalan or phans. The mission team from Lake Placid worked alongside Guatemalan construction workers, who get a meager $10 for a full days work, on the construction site. President of Little Lambs, Paul Somero, and manager Ryan Ruotsala had daily goals for the construction site, but after one days work the team had accomplished every thing that was projected all the way to Thursday. Concrete columns were built, sidewalks were poured, and lots and lots of rocks were moved. By the end of the week another section of the building was standing tall. In the afternoons, the team got the opportuni ty to lead a vacation Bible school for the local Guatemalan children and their mothers. Lessons on stories such as Daniel and the lions den were translated into Spanish, the mothers were taught how to sew, and games such as pato, pato, ganso (duck, duck, goose) allowed the Americans to interact with the Gua temalans, most of whom had walked over a mile to get there. Even with what little they had they were just always so happy, said Stephanie Rodriguez, one of the youth that went on the trip. Timothy Sewell, the youth leader of FPC, was honored to preach at a lo cal church in Jalapa. While he gave his ser mon on Taming the Tongue in Spanish, a local translator said it in English for the Lake Placid team to understand. The team also got a front row seat to a Guatemalan worship service, which usually lasts well over an hour. The grand nale for the evening was when one of the guards of the orphanage, Thomas, accepted Jesus into his heart. When doing Gods work there are always trials and tribulations, and on Thursday came the hardest challenge for the FPC mission team when one of their team members, David Gorte, couldnt catch his breath and fainted while working on the construction site. With the nearest hospital over 40 minutes away, Mr. Gorte passed away on the drive there. There was no way any one could prepare for such an event. With less than an hour until their nal vacation Bible school, the team was forced to put on a smile for the young kids with only one thing keeping them going: the knowl edge that Gorte was in a better place. All in all, the week was a successful one. Though there is much more to be done on the construction site, the work done by the FPC mission team has put Lit tle Lambs ahead of schedule and made their dream a little more attainable. And now that spring break is over and students are coming back with golden tans from the beach, the group from FPC has the t-shirt tan lines to prove their spring break was life-changing. STUDENTS FROM PAGE A1 Courtesy photoFrom left, Katie LeBlanc, Robin Shattler, Hanah Grooms, Claire LeBlanc and Hannah Waller mingle with a host of local Guatemalan kids at the Vacation Bible School.were devastated when the driver, who admitted culpability, was only charged with a misdemeanor. They cannot understand why someone exceeding the speed limit, killing a child as a result, did not end up behind bars. The way the state stat utes regarding speeding violations are written, however, speeding alone is not enough to be charged with a felony. Contributing factors are necessary, like driving impaired. In the case of Mattys death, no other factors could be proved, which is why the driver received a civil citation. Its hard to get anyone to listen about changing the law, Nick Fisher said. Anybody who thinks the law makes sense needs therapy to start with. Despite their pain, the Fishers determined they would remain positive and make a difference in Mattys name. When, two days af ter losing Matty, Mandy Fisher stumbled onto the Facebook page of Tom Eversons Drive 25, Keep Kids Alive a national program to make residen tial neighborhoods safer for children the Fishers found their cause. We just want to see other precious children kept safe, Mandy Fisher said. We want to protect the little innocent kids especially from avoidable accidents, like a speeding driver. Its real easy to slow down. The web site, www. keepkidsalivedrive25.org, presents unsettling facts about going too fast. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, pedestri ans hit by a car going 20 miles per hour have a 5 percent chance of dying. Those hit at 30 mph have a 45 percent of dying and it goes up to 85 percent at 40 mph. Then factor in the length of street it takes to bring a automobile to a complete halt: At 20 mph, 69 feet; at 30 mph, 123 feet; at 40 mph, 189 feet may not be enough. Its no wonder the death rate per million on residential roads is almost two times higher than on the high way. Which is why the Fishers campaign to slow drivers down to 25 mph in residential areas. They have 25 mph speed decals available for $1 that can be stuck on garbage bins and larger signs that can be posted. Matty has saved a lot of souls, Mandy Fisher said, including her own. He at tended Union Congregational Church regularly with his aunt, and had repeated asked his mother to attend church with them, but, Mandy Fisher told the News-Sun, she was busy and always had an excuse. Exactly two weeks before he was killed, however, Matty had gotten his mother to join him for a special movie presentation at the church. Called Courage, the movie tells the story of a family who lose their daughter to a reckless driver. Looking back, Fisher believes God was preparing her for what was to happen. Both the Fishers now attend church regularly. They are wonderful peo ple, Mandy Fisher said. Theyve been there for us in every way. Tears welled in her eyes when she added the church was dedicating a new playground in Mattys memory. Sometimes the Fishers wonder if the tragedy happened for a reason. They hope Mattys story keeps other children alive. MATTY FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunTwo years after Matthew Waldrups death, his parents Mandy and Nick Fisher still grieve his loss. Katara Simmons/News-SunKeep Kids Alive Drive 25 signs have been posted throughout Avon Park in memory of Matthew Waldrup who was struck and killed, while riding his bike. M C Y K

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING The aroma from the Sebring High School culinary arts classroom was enough to make every tummy rumble with excitement as student prepared for a full day of work Wednesday afternoon. Culinary art students welcomed residents of Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center into their classroom for a full dining experience. Instructor Patricia Hollenberg challenged her class of juniors and seniors to prepare a full menu for the residents and give them a great lunch experience. Donna Klemm of the rehab center accompanied her residents during the event and was thrilled to see the smiles on the faces of everyone. They are just loving this, Klemm said. They are absolutely enjoying it. Klemm hosts and coordinates the Kenilworth Care cooking club, which allows residents to get together once a week while enjoying cooking and each others company. Every Wednesday, we meet. We cook things like cupcakes and cakes, and we have small sales. The money the resi dents raise, we use to take them out and about. They like to go to the Palm Diner to get ice cream. It helps just to give them something to do, Klemm said. The residents arrived at SHS ready to eat and mingle Wednesday. Senior Terrell Jackson and a few others took the drink orders of each of the residents in the restaurant adjacent to the classrooms kitchen. A choice of coffee, iced tea, water or root beer oats was offered. Next up, students plated the main en tree of chicken cordon bleu. Lunch sides included rice, green beans almondine, and a roll. Siblings Monique and Jackson Mi chelin began the assembly line of plating with the chicken all the way down to the nal side item before fellow classmates began handing out the dish to the residents. At the dessert station, Hector Lopez, Brittany Lockwood, Jacqueline Crumty, Teqirra Augustine and Nykedra Mer riweather prepared a decadent molten chocolate cake. Hollenberg instructed students on serving etiquette, plating techniques and much more during the event. Students spoke to many of the residents regarding their daily routines and future plans fol lowing high school graduation. Hollenberg and Klemm said the event is a great way to not only give the students more cooking and culinary experience, but allows for an opportunity to bridge the gap between the communitys age groups.SHS students serve meal to Kenilworth Care and Rehab cooking club Samantha Gholar/News-SunSHS senior Terrell Jackson takes drink orders from Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation residents Wednesday morning during the culinary classs cooking and restaurant assignment. Samantha Gholar/News SunBrittany Lockwood and Jacqueline Crumty get ready to serve up molten chocolate cake Wednesday morning in the Sebring High School culinary arts classroom. Students served a full menu, including dessert, to Kenilworth Care residents for the project.make us healthy or not healthy in the physical environment, she said. When it came to factors, Highlands ranked highest in physical environment, ranked seventh in the state. The best marks in that category came in the lack of air pollution, se vere housing problems or drinking water violations. However, the survey also showed many residents driving to work in vehicles by themselves, which brought the marks down. Highlands also ranked high in the area of health behavior factors, coming in 24th in the state despite higher-than-aver age marks in such things as adult obesity, physical inactivity and teen births. However, the county was under state averages in excessive drinking and alcohol-impaired driving deaths. The lowest ranking was in social and economic factors, where the county came in 53rd. Cited there was a 60-percent high school graduation rate, an unemployment rate set at 9.3 percent and 37 per cent gures for children living in poverty and children living in single par ent households. A decrease in violent crime and average numbers of local social support agencies helped offset those gures. The county was ranked 45th statewide in clinical care. Although the sur vey showed the county has more than the aver age number of primary care physicians, dentists and mental health providers locally, those numbers were pulled down by statistics on uninsured residents and preventable hospital stays. When it came to health outcomes, Highlands was placed 38th out of the states 67 counties in premature death, trend ing up from a 2007-08 low of just over 8,000 per 100,000 in years of potential life lost. Konkle said the infor mation is cobbled together from a wide array of different sources including the U.S. Census, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and even the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We take them and compile it all into one place to give counties an overview into how healthy they are at one point in time, she said. St. Johns County, home to St. Augustine, was ranked as the states healthiest county, while Union County was 67th. Details can be found at http://www.county healthrankings.org. HEALTH FROM PAGE A1 Samantha Gholar/News SunBryan Rodriguez snaps a quick photo of his favorite orange crate label at the Highlands Museum of the Arts Thursday afternoon. Rodriguez, a junior, along with several other Sebring High School students visited the MOTA to learn more about Florida citrus history. The students asked questions about the dozens of vintage crate labels that the museum recently acquired. All of the labels come from Central Florida packaging or citrus companies, some from Highlands County. Susan Millam accompanied and answered questions from several different groups of students on Thursday. The Crate Expectations Exhibit will remain on display until late May.STUDENTS TAKE A TOUR OF MOTA BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING After a driver had a wreck in front of a bar, he reportedly went into the bar, asked a friend to borrow his car, and left. Highlands County Sher iffs deputies caught up with the driver, Robert George Gerlach, 65, of 2835 Nutmeg Court in Sebring, and charged him with hit and run, failing to stop at an accident with injuries. A child was injured in the wreck, according to ar rest reports. Deputies got the call at 6:43 p.m. Monday to go to Carlie Lynns Bar, south of State Road 66 on U.S. 27. Highlands County Emer gency Medical Services were there, tending to the injuries of the passenger from a white 2011 Nissan four-door sedan. The driver, Jose Ramirez, told deputies he was driv ing south on U.S. 27 in the right lane when a white 1993 Chevrolet pickup came to a complete stop in front of him as it turned into the bar parking lot at 9119 U.S. 27 S. Ramirez couldnt stop because of the wet road and hit the right rear bumper of the pickup, disabling the sedan. The truck, however, quickly pulled into the bar park ing lot and the driver ed, reports said. While looking around the bar, deputies met with a man named Ste ven Craig, 58, of Sebring, whom they arrested that night and charged with possession of cocaine. Craig told deputies that his friend, Gerlach, asked to borrow his truck be cause he needed to go now. Craig said he gave him the keys to his pickup and allowed him to leave because Gerlach had been drinking, reports said. Deputies tried to nd Gerlach at his home that night, but he wasnt there. They visited again on Tuesday and he was home. He was arrested and taken to the High lands County Jail.No joke: Man walks into a bar, flees wreck, HCSO says M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 WILBUR R OBERTSWilbur Grant Roberts, 85, passed away March 22, 2014 in Sarasota. Mr. Roberts was born in West Palm Beach on Jan. 14, 1929 to Oscar Edwin and Lelia Mae (Royal) Robert. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Husbandry from the University of Florida in 1954. He was a dairy specialist, member of the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, and a resident of Bereah since 1962, coming from West Palm Beach. He served in the United States Army during the Ko rean War, and was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alene Roberts of Bereah; daughter, Frances Alene Todd (Jim) of Richmond, Ky.; son, Edwin Guy Roberts (Gladys) of Lake Wales; ve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Staff Sergeant Wilbur Grant Roberts Jr., his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be from 1011 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at Avon Park Lakes Bap tist Church with funeral service to begin at 11 a.m. with Revs. George Hall, Jim Todd and J.L. Howard ofciating. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Avon Park Lakes Building Fund, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park stephensonnelsonfh.com LESTER S IMPSONLester Harold Simpson, 83, died March 24, 2014. He was born July 26, 1930 in Highland, N.Y. Mr. Simpson proudly served our country in the U.S. Marines. He worked at the Sebring race track for many years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club of Sebring. Mr. Simpson is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn Hewitt; son, George Ury (Cheryl), all of Port St. Lucie; daughter, Debbie Conroy (Phil) of Okeechobee; seven grandchildren and ve greatgrandchildren; and sister, Marion Terpping of Highland, N.Y. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wish ing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are en trusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972. SIMPSON OBITUARIES Courtesy photoThe Aktion Club of Highlands County kicked off their Diaper Dump Day event last week by collecting 3,473 diapers to help seven local charities in Highlands County who assist needy babies. Members who have collected the most diapers so far are (from left) Jeffrey Crews, Lisa Crews, Bill Sobczak and Penny Holder. Sobczak has collected the most with the help of his mobile home community Leisure Acres in Sebring. He alone has turned in so far 2,137 diapers. Aktion Club Advisor Cindy Marshall (second from left) will be along U.S. 27 this Saturday waving the trafc in to dump off their boxes of new diapers or cash from 8 a.m. to noon at the eld near U.S. 27 in front of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. The community is encouraged to participate in the Diaper Dump Day this Saturday.AKTION CLUB COLLECTING DIAPERSat 301 E. Circle St. He said the citys Plat Book 3, page 87, showed the city had never dedicated a rightof-way on the western edge of the Andersons property. The city, however, did establish a 25-foot-wide road right-of-way on the eastern edge of land owned by neighbors Fred Gorb and the First Pres byterian Church of Avon Park. There was also a precedent established in 1888 that any tract sold would have to grant 20 feet on each side for a road, if needed, Schuler said. City Councilman Garrett Anderson, who lives at 301 E. Circle St., had led a re quest with his neighbors to vacate the right-of-way. However, since he no longer had a right-of-way to be vacated, both Schuler and members of the board believed the original application to vacate it was void and would need to be reled under the remaining neighbors names. The board voted to table the request to vacate the right-of-way until the April 15 special meeting, which would give the other two parties time to consider their options. Vice Chair Jean Jor dan still believed the city could still claim 20 feet in from the property line, if it wanted a road. Theres no reason (the Andersons) have to have it. They have plenty of property, Jordan said. James Anderson, father to Councilman Anderson, said a road would give ac cess to a house, but there are no other homes between North Lake Verona Boulevard and East Circle Street. Sherry Anderson, the councilmans mother, said she contacted all public and commercial entities that might want to use the easement, from the city to Internet providers. Only CenturyLink said it might need it for future use, she said, and the others said they would not need it. One thing Ive learned is you never say never, Schuler said. His recommendation to the board was to insist that the city keep a utility/ drainage easement, some thing City Manager Julian Deleon wants. Deleon attended Tues days meeting carrying printed Google Map photos with topographical lines showing elevation from 160 feet above sea level, north of the Ander sons property, down to 115 feet above sea level by the lake. He said the Southwest Florida Water Management District wants the city to ensure all runoff into the lake has a chance to settle off sediments and pollutants. He said he would rather have had a 50or 100-foot-wide ease ment to put in drainage and retention in the future. With 25 feet, well do something, Deleon said. At the moment, there are no plans for it. Gar rett Anderson reported at the last P&Z board meeting that the Avon Park City Council had approved a drainage plan for that area of Lake Verona that didnt have any pipes, berms, ponds or sluices in the right-of-way from North Lake Verona Boulevard to East Circle Street. There was a outow pipe planned for the area between Circle Street and the lake, but with the city now only having a 25-foot easement and not 50 feet, those plans may be ad justed. The family found sur veyors stakes at the edge of Lake Verona, down the embankment from East Circle Street that marked the right-of-way. The stakes were 25 feet apart, not 50 feet, as the easement was originally thought to be. Deleons original offer to the Andersons was to trade the citys right-ofway on their land for addi tional land along East Cir cle Street for the sidewalk. However, Garrett Ander son said hed been advised such trades were not al lowed. CITY FROM PAGE A1 Phil Attinger/News-SunPlanning and Zoning Board Vice Chair Jean Jordan points to an easement on a city map to James Anderson (right) on Tuesday, while Avon Park City Manager Julian Deleon (center, back) looks on. The board held a eld-trip meeting at the Andersons property to discuss the familys request for the city to vacate a road right-of-way easement on their property. According to surveyor Robert Schuler (left), the city never had such an easement. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterLAKE PLACID A ght escalated into a stabbing and then a shooting on a public roadway early Saturday morning, deputies say, and two man have been charged with aggravated assault. They have been charged with ring a gun into a moving car from their car. The Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce charged James Lee Brady, 29, of 1306 E. Cypress St. in Ar cadia and Bobby Lee Young, 35, of 806 S. Mon roe Ave. in Arcadia each with possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, shooting into an occupied vehicle and four counts of aggravated assault with a rearm. Brady is also facing a charge of discharging a rearm from a vehicle. Deputies rst learned of the incident at 4:50 a.m. Saturday at the Circle K convenience store at 2742 U.S. 27 S. in Lake Placid. Four people were returning home to Arcadia on State Road 70 in a 2001 GMC Suburban when they said some one in another car shot at them. After talking with the four deupties learned one was involved in a ght with both Brady and Young. The four also said that later, a white Honda se dan began following the Suburban west on SR 70, speeding up behind them, passing them and then slowing down, shooting ve or six times at them. Reports also said the car was registered to Youngs girlfriend. Deputies examined the Suburban and pulled a deformed bullet that resembled a .40-caliber round from inside the tailgate. Another bul let hole was found above the windshield. Deputies put out a bul letin on the Honda and DeSoto County deputies stopped the car when it entered their county. Young was driving, his girlfriend was in the passenger seat and Brady was in the back seat, reports said. According to reports, Young and his girlfriend consented to a gunshot residue test, but Brady refused. He asked to sit on a nearby sidewalk. Deputies allowed it, and he began wiping his hands on nearby wet grass and then his shirt, reports said. Deputies then told him to stand by the car. After the trafc stop, deputies had the car towed to be searched. They didnt nd any re arms, but when they searched the area of the trafc stop, they found a Hi-Point .40-caliber pistol, which had been reported stolen. BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Local students take center stage Saturday as Belk department stores welcomes the public to its annual KidFest event. Each year, Belk stores around the country work together to continue their mission to support local children. Judy Day, oper ations store manager at the Sebring Belk in the Lakeshore Mall, said the store has par ticipated in the national KidFest event for the past seven years. The store employ ees look forward to it every year, said Day. From noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, dozens of local children will strut their stuff on the runway dressed in fashionable clothing. All of the clothes will be provided by the Belk store. Theyll be about 3040 models this year up to age 12. Theyll walk on the runway and show off the clothes. Following the fashion show there will be lots of other activities go ing on, Day said. Face painting, games, food vendors and more will round out the family-friendly event. We usually have a pretty big crowd every year. It is a lot of hard work, but the entire Belk staff works together to put this on. All of the employees do this to support the local kids, said Day. The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.belk.com/kidfest for details.KidFest Saturday at Belk 2 jailed after roadway shooting M C Y K

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com SPORTS Last Sunday, March 23rd, I shed the John Woods Okeechobee/Istokpoga Team Trail Tournament on Lake Istokpoga with my partner, Nick DeSanta. We won the event! Nick and I have shed four or ve of these tour naments in the 2013-2014 season, but the best we had done up until now was the last tournament on Lake Istokpoga, when we weighed in ve sh around 18 pounds. Like many of the anglers shing these tour naments, we generally get our ve sh limit, but we just cant seem to get the bigger sh. If youre going to have any chance to win one of these events, youve got to have at least 25 pounds, which is hard to do without at least one big sh, or anchor. Sunday, we approached things differently. A lot of shermen run and gun, shing an area for 15 or 20 minutes and then moving to another spot and giving it about the same amount of time before moving again. Even many of the FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonPicking an area apart Courtesy photoNick DeSanta and Don hold up their prize catches that helped get them their rst tournament win of the year. SEE FISH | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comJustin LaRosa knocked in four runs and Jacob Cram recovered after a rough start as Lake Placid charged back for an 8-3 win at Scarborough Field Tuesday night. Cram really hadnt even had a chance to nd his groove with the visiting Bulldogs pouncing early. A lead-off double to right got it started, with an RBI single following. Cram walked the next batter, but notched his rst strikeout moments later. A grounder plated a run, however, and a single to right scored another and DeSoto had a 3-0 lead. I just left my pitches high in the rst, Cram said. And I was getting a little down on myself. But that lead would be short lived. With one out in the bottom of the rst, Alex Miller drew a walk and moved to second on Tyler Carrs single to center. Laine Daum lined a single to right, loading the bases, and Cram helped his own cause by working the count for a walk that forced Miller in for the Dragons rst run. One out later, LaRosa singled to left, bringing in two more to tie it. And Paul Cantwell gave Lake Placid the lead with an RBI single.LaRosa, Cram help Dragons best Bulldogs Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesJacob Cram settled down after a rough rst inning to keep DeSoto at bay in Lake Placids 8-3 win Tuesday night.LAKE PLACID8DESOTO3SEE LP | A10 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING It might not be as readily evident upon merely looking at the score of Tuesdays softball loss for the Lady Streaks. But in the 9-1 downing by visiting Hardee, there were denite signs of improvement. It was, after all, just 11 days prior that Sebring traveled up to Wauchula and couldnt get past the fth inning of a 15-0 loss to the Lady Wildcats. But head coach Joe Sinness seemed to have found the right combination of line-up and positioning as the Streaks took the initial lead and held on for the rst four innings. They got that lead in the bottom of the rst, after starting pitcher Ciara Copeland worked around a two-out walk in the top of the frame. The, with one out, short stop Emily Gilbert ripped one through the left side for a sharp single. Alison Hoffner then hit a hard shot that caused a hurried throw trying to nab Gilbert at second. When the throw got away, Gilbert raced all the way around and scored standing up. Copeland stayed steady over the next few innings, but the Hardee defense was keeping the Sebring bats at bay, and it was a matter of time before their strong offense would break through. We held them for four innings, second baseman Amber Hicks said. But in the fth, the wheels fell off the wagon. Which is when the Cats Lady Streaks cant hold back Wildcats Dan Hoehne/News-SunEmily Gilbert ripped this pitch into left for a rst-inning single and would soon score to give Sebring an early lead Tuesday. SEE STREAKS | A10 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID On Wednesday, March 26, Lake Placid Senior Softball nished their 2014 season with two games at the Lake June Ballelds. Winter Co-Champion Central Security (65) scored early and often in a 27-8 win over Spring Champion Yates Insur ance (9-2). Pacing The Security men with ve hits each were owner Dana Hurlbut (home run, double), Dick Cook (two home runs), and Dave Klein. Joe Hedges (two doubles) had four hits, while winning pitcher Harland Newby chipped in with three. Bill Gallagher went deep for Yates. Harvey Jones fth hit of the game was a walkoff winner for Schoonis (4-7) in their wild, 26-25 win over Winter Co-Champion Seminole Tire (3-8). Kyle Saunders (two doubles) and Ron Wickman (double, triple) also notched ve apiece, while Norm Grubbs (home run, two doubles) and winning pitcher Victor Rodriguez (two doubles) added four each. Wahoo Stanley led The Noles with two doubles and a homer. Skip Raller (double), Jim Hensley and Frank Hedges (double) had four hits apiece. Following the games, players and spouses held their annual picnic in the park. Meats and soft drinks were provided by the league. Players furnished a variety of covered dishes and desserts. Two and Out John Ladensack even delayed his daily sojourn to the Moose Lodge to enjoy the festivities! Ofcers for 2015 are the same as 2014 President Ray Hensley, VP Ron Hanisch and Treasurer Howard Carney. Trophies were presented to the winning teams in the split-season schedule. The league would like to thank many for making the season a success. From the sponsors, for providing the uniforms so players know their Lake Placid Seniors conclude season SEE SENIORS | A10 MICHAEL MAROTAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS The Pacers and Heat were in no mood to talk about the playoffs Wednesday night. It was about the only thing they agreed on. Indiana charged back from a seven-point fourth-quarter decit, handing the two-time defending champs an 84-83 loss that could force them to return to Indianapolis for a possible seventh game in the playoffs. Were going to be one or two (seed), no matter what happened this game, James said after a 38-point night. So you know, it means nothing. The Pacers (52-20), who clinched a second straight Central Division title, now have a clear path to home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference. With 10 games to go, the NBAs best home team has four at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and only ve against teams with a winning record. Miami (48-22) plays ve winning teams in its last 12 and seven at home including Round 4 with the Pacers on April 11. But the Heat are 7-8 in March, were unable to protect two leads in the fourth quarter and nished the game with Dwayne Wade icing his Pacers take control of playoff raceSEE HEAT | A11 M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 COMING UPHigh School Baseball Today Avon Park vs. Okeechobee, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Clewiston, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. DeSoto, 7 p.m. Saturday Sebring at Tampa Catholic, 3 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. State College of Florida, 6 p.m. Sunday SFSC at Hillsborough, 1 p.m. Monday SFSC vs. Hillsborough, 6 p.m. High School Softball Today Avon Park vs. Booker, 6 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Gateway Charter, 6 p.m.; Sebring vs. DeSoto, 5:30/7:30 p.m. TODAYBOXING Friday Night Fights 9 p.m. ESPNCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Tournament 7 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 7:15 p.m. TBS NCAA Tournament 9:30 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 9:55 p.m. TBSGOLF EuroPGA EurAsia Cup 9 a.m. GOLF PGA Valero Texas Open 3 p.m. GOLF LPGA Kia Classic 6:30 p.m. GOLFTENNIS ATP Sony Open, Mens Seminal 3 p.m. ESPN2 ATP Sony Open, Mens Seminal 7 p.m. ESPNSATURDAYAUTO RACING NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Series 10 a.m. ESPN2 NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals 8 p.m. ESPN2BOXING Cedric Agnew vs. Sergey Kovalev 10 p.m. HBOCOLLEGE BASEBALL Miami at North Carolina State 1 p.m. SUNCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Division II Tournament, Final 3 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament 6 p.m. TBS NCAA Tournament 8:30 p.m. TBSCOLLEGE HOCKEY NCAA Tournament 3 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Tournament 5:30 p.m. ESPN2GOLF PGA Valero Texas Open 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Valero Texas Open 3 p.m. NBC LPGA Kia Classic 7 p.m. GOLFNHL Tampa Bay at Buffalo 7 p.m. SUNTENNIS ATP Sony Open, Womens Final 1 p.m. ESPN2WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Tournament Noon ESPN NCAA Tournament 2:30 p.m. ESPN NCAA Tournament 4:30 p.m. ESPN NCAA Tournament 7 p.m. ESPNWOMENS COLLEGE GYMNASTICS SEC Championship 11 a.m. ESPN2SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARDNational Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 40 31 .563 Brooklyn 37 33 .529 2 New York 30 42 .417 10 Boston 23 48 .324 17 Philadelphia 15 56 .211 25 Southeast W L Pct GB y-Miami 48 22 .686 Washington 36 35 .507 12 Charlotte 35 37 .486 14 Atlanta 31 39 .443 17 Orlando 20 52 .278 29 Central W L Pct GB y-Indiana 52 20 .722 Chicago 40 31 .563 11 Cleveland 29 44 .397 23 Detroit 26 45 .366 25 Milwaukee 13 58 .183 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 55 16 .775 Houston 48 22 .686 6 Memphis 43 28 .606 12 Dallas 43 29 .597 12 New Orleans 31 40 .437 24 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 52 19 .732 Portland 45 27 .625 7 Minnesota 35 35 .500 16 Denver 32 40 .444 20 Utah 23 49 .319 29 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 50 22 .694 Golden State 44 27 .620 5 Phoenix 43 29 .597 7 Sacramento 25 46 .352 24 L.A. Lakers 24 46 .343 25 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Fridays Games Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m. New York at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 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 Montreal 74 41 26 7 89 190 184 Tampa Bay 72 39 24 9 87 214 193 Detroit 72 33 25 14 80 191 204 Toronto 74 36 30 8 80 216 231 Ottawa 72 29 29 14 72 205 243 Florida 73 27 38 8 62 178 237 Buffalo 72 20 44 8 48 138 212 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 72 46 21 5 97 224 180 N.Y. Rangers 74 41 29 4 86 197 179 Philadelphia 72 38 27 7 83 206 204 Columbus 72 37 29 6 80 204 196 W ashington 73 34 27 12 80 212 218 New Jersey 72 31 28 13 75 175 187 Carolina 72 31 32 9 71 181 205 N.Y. Islanders 72 28 35 9 65 202 243 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 72 49 16 7 105 233 163 Chicago 73 42 16 15 99 244 188 Colorado 72 45 21 6 96 221 198 Minnesota 73 37 25 11 85 182 183 Dallas 72 34 27 11 79 203 207 Nashville 73 31 31 11 73 177 218 Winnipeg 73 32 32 9 73 202 213 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-San Jose 74 47 18 9 103 227 177 x-Anaheim 72 47 18 7 101 231 182 Los Angeles 73 42 25 6 90 182 155 Phoenix 73 35 26 12 82 202 207 Vancouver 74 34 30 10 78 181 198 Calgary 73 30 36 7 67 185 214 Edmonton 73 25 39 9 59 180 241 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot Fridays Games Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. Chicago at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Calgary, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.Spring Training GlanceAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Tampa Bay 15 6 .714 Cleveland 18 8 .692 Los Angeles 17 10 .630 Baltimore 13 8 .619 Seattle 17 11 .607 New York 15 12 .556 Detroit 13 12 .520 Oakland 13 13 .500 Toronto 13 13 .500 Kansas City 11 15 .423 Chicago 9 13 .409 Houston 10 15 .400 Texas 10 15 .400 Minnesota 8 14 .364 Boston 9 16 .360 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct San Francisco 17 10 .630 Pittsburgh 14 9 .609 Miami 17 11 .607 Arizona 12 9 .571 Colorado 14 13 .519 New York 14 13 .519 Washington 14 13 .519 St. Louis 11 12 .478 San Diego 10 12 .455 Milwaukee 12 16 .429 Atlanta 12 17 .414 Cincinnati 12 17 .414 Chicago 12 18 .400 Los Angeles 6 10 .375 Philadelphia 9 16 .360 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Fridays Games Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Toronto at Montreal, Quebec, 7:05 p.m. Houston vs. Texas at San Antonio, Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego at San Diego, Calif., 9:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 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 today 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 today 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 per person the day of the event. Registration forms are available at Dock 633, the Florida Hospital Gym and Chef Buddys, or go to www.str8up.org for Paypal registration. Listen on 91.5 JOY FM for details. Please make checks 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 tour nament 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, with an 8 a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, complementar 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 shooting 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. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578. M C Y K

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com When we came right back and scored four to take the lead, I was able to settle down, Cram said. I found my curve and they couldnt touch it. Cram was now settled in and allowed just one hit, while striking out ve over the next three innings, while the Dragon offense padded the lead. In the bottom of the second, Daum got it started with a two-out single, with Cram following suit. Justin Mason singled Daum home and LaRosa belted a double to leftcenter to push the lead to 7-3. An insurance run was added in the fourth with Cantwell singling up the middle to bring Mason in and provide for the nal margin. Carr came on in the fth, worked through a couple of minor jams and kept the Bulldogs off the board while striking out four. The Dragons keep their home slate going with a visit tonight from McKeel and a contest against the Hardee Wildcats on Tuesday, April 1. LP FROM PAGE A8 I found my curve and they couldnt touch it.Jacob Cram Dragon starting pitcherwent wild and put up four runs, followed by four more in the sixth and one in the seventh. But it didnt completely get away from them, as Sebring held them back enough to escape the mercy-rule something not lost on the players as a sign of improvement. We lost it in the fth, Gilbert said. But we did play all seven innings. Now at 7-7 on the season the Streaks were scheduled to host Avon Park Thursday night and get back into District 115A play tonight with a visit from the DeSoto Lady Bulldogs. STREAKS FROM PAGE A8teammates to managers Doran, Dick, Paul and Pete, for their constant re minders to throw the ball to players wearing the same colored uniform. To the scorekeepers, for telling players who is on deck to hit, and the groundskeepers Vic, Dick, and Howard, for polishing our diamonds in the rough. Thanks to the great Cooks Dick and Alan, for the hand-made burgers at the post-game BBQ grille, and Dana Hurlbut, for sponsoring the grille. Also to Gene Welbaum, for the rst aid kits, especially the dry ice, and umpires Don Thomas, Tom Gaiownik, and Jim Cissell, for rendering impar tial calls in spite of a cacophony of protests to the contrary. A special thanks to Jodi Bluml for her excellent work on the league website lpsoftball.com. Visit the site for pictures, highlights, scores and other pertinent infor mation. SENIORS FROM PAGE A8 Golf HammockA two-day tournament for the Hammock Ladies Club Champion was held Wednesdays, March 19 and 26. The Club Championship wound up going to Laura Kebberly with Ruth Harris coming in as the runner-up. Winning Low Gross in the First Flight was Lor raine Friend and Caroline Duncan was second. Low Net for the ight went to Florence Towell, with Judy Trier taking second. Joyce Stanley had Low Gross for the Second Flight and Anne Coffey was the runner-up, while Jean Haig had Low Net, ahead of Carol Troup. In the Third Flight, Gladys Zitelli had Low Gross and Joan Armbruster had Low Net. Taking second in each were Mary Cripps in Low Gross and Nancy Senior in Low Net. Last Monday, March 24, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points. A group saw Gary Towell at +2 in rst, Don Brewer at -2 in second, and Les Campbell at -3 in third. In B group, Joe Hyzny came in at +5 for rst, Mike Lajiness and Fred Latshaw tied at Even for second place. C groups Gary Galle took rst with +8, Jack Schell came in at second with +5, and a tie for fourth between Paul Brown II and Bobby Culbert at -4. In D group, there was a tie for rst at Even between Jim Hammond and Mike Anselm and Ed Northrup came in third with -1. First place in E group had a tie at +5 between Delbert Nelson and Jim Daigneault, and a tie for third at +1 between Jan Nigh and Jim Reed. F groups Terry Yandle and Doug Haire shared rst with +3 followed by Dick Bothelo in second at +1, and a tie for fourth at Even between Jerry Hodges and Dennis Firth. G group was won by Jack Bardelli with +5, Stan Grifs took second with +4, and there was a tie for third at +3 between Bill Alesi and Ken Granger. Bob Morrison took rst in H group with +5, Greg Brewer took second with +3, and Jerry Linsley took third at Even. I group saw Doc Thomas take rst with +10, Ken Spencer took second with +9, and Jack Carltons +4 gave him third. Bob Colandrea and Richard Ramzetti tied for rst with +6 in J group, and Joan Hebert and Bill Young shared third with +1 each. In K group, Bob Fidlins +4 gave him rst place, Dick Lindsay took second with +3, followed by Jim Ruscher in third with +2. Next Monday, March 31, the Mezza Group will continue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early due to a big eld of players. For more information, call Pete at 382-1280.Harder HallA recent four-week stretch has seen a urry of Hole In Ones at Harder Hall. Most recently, Tucker Goetz, a 12-year old from Cape Coral, achieved his amazing feat on Wednesday March 19. Goetz, golng with Charles Goetz, Richard Bronder and Janet Franzere, used an eight iron to cover the 105 yards on the par-3 fth hole. One week earlier, on Wednesday, March 12, Lou Mundell notched the fth ace of his playing days, using a No. 6 hybrid on the 135-yard fth hole. Mundells latest was wit nessed by Dennis Drexler and Tom and Barbara Epple. To top it off, Friday, Feb. 21, saw to people record hole in ones on the same day, both coming as the other two did, on the suddenly forgiving fth hole. Don Farris used a pitching wedge to get the second ace of his career, the rst was in his home state of Tennessee. This one was witnessed by Eric Cornish, Dick Line and P.R. Thorpe. That same day, R.L. Well recorded the rst hole in one in his 50 years of playing and had it witnessed by Wayne Leckie, Clyde Honchell and Roy Faddis.Lake June WestA Couples Scramble was played on Thursday, March 20, and saw the Eades, Doyan and Donna, join the Huffmans, Orville and Eva, Dick Denhart and Charlotte Mathew to score a 48 for the win. Coming in with a 50 for second were the Freemans, Rick and Wendy, the Weeks, Bob and Doris, along with Kim Fiers and Helen Mellon. One shot back, at 51, were the Givens, John and Kim, the Stewarts, John and Donna, with Wayne Eades and Wanda Jones. Dennis Roush had closest to the pin for the men at No. 4, hitting to 15-feet, 1-inch, while Diane Roush hit to 10-feet, 10-inches from No. 8. Doyan Eades hit to just 4-feet, 3-inches from No. 2. The Mens League played on Wednesday, March 19, needing a match of cards to deter mine the winner after two teams came in with 42s. Claude Cash, Bob Bevard, Rod Martin, Denny Mathew and Mike Altman got the nod for rst, while Ron Cobert, Art Schmeltz, Larry Heath and Angelo Iorlano settled for second. For closest to the pin on the day, Don Boulton got to 9-feet, 3-inches from No. 4, Jack MaGinnis to 7-feet, 10-inches from No. 2 and Ward Shaw to 6-feet, 3-inches from No. 8.Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association played an Individual Points tournament on Wednesday, March 26. Totaling 45 points for the win was Bob Bauman, followed by the 44 points scored by Dan King and the 42s brought in by Darrell Gardner and John Goble. John Moss had closest to the pin on the day at No. 11.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, March 25, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association put on an Individual Net tournament (Flighted) on the Panther Creek course. A very wet course and some gusty winds did not help the scoring. Les Greenlee won A Flight with a net 70 strokes. Kirby Gann and Jan Hard tied for second place with 71 strokes. Bazz van Willigen,with a 72, took fourth place; Jim Hearn and Gerry Esty shared fth and sixth with net 73s, and Jim Temple took home seventh in A Flight with a net 74 seven guys within ve strokes of each other talk about your competitive golfers. With four Canucks and a guy from Maine in here, it is starting to feel like the Civil War to some of us Southern boys like me and Bo. B Flight was won by Ken Rohr with a net 66 strokes; the best net round of the day. Bob Rogers took second place with a net 69 and Gene Hearn got third place with a net 73. Joe Austin and Ron McNeil tied for fourth place with 75 strokes. Jerry Terrell won rst place in the C Flight with a net 68, while Ed Grifth got second place with a net 73 strokes. John Schroeder was awarded third on the basis of a net 76 and there was a tie for fourth between Ed Clay and Jim Hall, who had net 77s.Area Golf League Scores M C Y K

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www.newssun.com Friday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 big-time professionals will tell you that if you havent found any sh in an area, dont waste your time there move on. Im not much for runnin and gunnin and nei ther is Nick, but we do move from spot to spot if the area doesnt produce. But this tournament, we approached things differ ently. I told Nick on the way to the boat ramp, what we need to do is go to an area where weve caught some decent sh, and sh it hard. That means shing in an almost surgical way, moving very slowly and literally picking the area apart. It also means slowing down your presentation and working the bait lon ger in the sweet spot. That all sounded pretty good until we actually started shing, and within an hour or so, we traveled a pretty good distance, putting ve small bass in the livewell and falling into our old habits. I caught the rst bass of the day on my rst cast with a Chugbug, but most of our early sh were hitting Senkos. Around 10 a.m., the bite slowed down and I told Nick we were going to another spot where Ive caught some nice bass, and were going to work every inch of it. Of course the spot I had in mind was all the way at the other end of the lake. When we got to my spot, no one was there, and we started circling the outer edges. We both rigged up with Rage Tail Craws and almost immediately, I caught a nice four pounder, followed by a chunky three-pound sh, giving us the ability to cull a couple of smaller bass. Nick picked up another sh as we circled back and went through the area again. I missed one and Nick set up on a really nice bass, bringing it halfway back to the boat before his line snapped. This was amazing, since wed already been through this area once, and we either missed these sh, or they just moved in. On our third pass, we each caught a bass, improving our weight again, but by now the wind was picking up and keeping a steady course became a challenge. We decided to let the wind blow us through the area, casting with the wind to our back and working the area with precise casts. Halfway through our drift, Nick hung a good sh and although it put up a great ght in the reeds, he nally brought it to the net and with one swoop, it was in the boat. We guessed it to be 11 or 12 pounds, with a huge sagging belly, but as it turned out it tipped the scales at 10.77 pounds. Placing her in the livewell, we were able to cull one of the two pounders. Nice increase to our weight. The next pass yielded a couple more bass, again improving our weight slightly, but it was the third drift when I set up on a good sh that we knew we had a chance to win this event. The sh made a couple of strong runs but we nally got her to the boat and into our net. She was a pretty long bass, but very slim, probably post-spawn. We guessed her weight at around eight or nine pounds. Two more drifts, each providing a couple more bass, but nothing as big as what we already had and it was time to head in for the weigh-in. We gured we had somewhere between 27 and 29 pounds and we were pretty close. Our winning weight was 26.77 pounds. We took rst place and big bass for a total of $1070. Theres nothing like looking into your livewell at two big sh, side by side. Not something you see every day. So what can you take from this story? Slow down. Be more methodical. Find an area you have condence in and pick it apart. You might be surprised at the results. Second place went to the team of Besormier/ Smith with 25.32 pounds, third-place winners were Neimi/Miller with 23.52 pounds and fourth place went to Vest/Vest with 22.00 pounds.REDS Friday Istokpoga Bass TournamentTwelve boats participated in the event, which is held every Friday out of the State Park on Route 98. Two young guys who had never shed with us before won the event, in a john boat (which proves you dont need a big fancy rig to catch bass), but I cant nd their names. They had a couple of nice sh, a seven+ and a ve to win the event, as well as big bass. They won $180 for the tournament and a $50 gift certicate from REDS II, as well as $120 and a $25 gift certicate for the big bass. Charlie Houser and his partner Tom won second place. Everyone is eligible to participate in this weekly event and you can pay at the ramp. Just be there early. We check livewells and once youve paid your entry fee, you can head out. Articial bait only, no live shiners. Entry fee is $30 per boat, with $10 of every entry fee going to the big bass winner. REDS Bait and Tackle kicks in a $50 gift certicate for rst place and a $25 gift certicate for big bass. This is a three-sh per boat limit, and state exemption certicates are provided to each angler, requiring all sh to be released alive at the end of the tournament, 100 yards from the opening of the canal at the state park. Come on out and join us. The tournament ends at 1 p.m.Don Norton is a professional tournament bass sherman, bass shing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-ser vice shing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-2734998 or by email at donorton13@ gmail.com. Visit his REDS FISHING facebook page or his website at theamericansherman.com. or stop by the store to see him anytime. FISH FROM PAGE A8 right hamstring. Indiana, meanwhile, is still trying to get back in rhythm. This is a game that will hopefully get us back on track. Its one game, said Paul George, who had 23 points to help the Pacers end a two-game losing streak. We have to go back there and play one more, we have to look at it like that. But this is one step closer to playing good basketball to end this year. Physical basketball, too. It was the rare grudge match that actually lived up to its bill ing. Before the game, the teams chided one another with duel ing comments. Afterward, nobody was ready to make up. And in between, the action got downright nasty. James needed a cotton swab in his nose to keep playing in the fourth quarter after getting whacked in the face. Pacers center Roy Hibbert scored 21 points and nished the game despite taking an elbow to the face that left him so groggy he didnt even remember getting hit. James and George both wound up taking spills into basket supports, and Lance Stephenson was ejected midway through the fourth quarter after picking up his second technical foul for celebrating a basket. The angry Stephenson waved his hand at the ref and after leaving the court, threw a towel and kicked a door. Coach Frank Vogel was not amused with his guard, say ing he had a stern talk with the budding star before he went home. Nobody had it rougher than James, who missed a late 3-pointer that could have given Miami the lead and was treated like anything but royalty. Chris Bosh also missed a potential winning 3 as the buzzer sounded. Despite the loss, the Heat clinched rst in the Southeast Division when Washington lost to Phoenix. It is what it is, they ref the game, we play it, James said. The four-time MVP also had eight rebounds, ve assists, was 9 of 15 from the eld and 14 of 15 from the free throw line. The problem: James also had six turnovers, Wade had six more turnovers and Miami managed only one basket over the nal 3:23. James and Bosh both missed late jumpers that would have given Miami the lead, the last an airball by Bosh from just right of the top of the key as time expired. Unfortunately, that was what I diagrammed, coach Erik Spoelstra said. It probably wasnt the best call. It might have been a little too gunslinger on my part. I just wanted an open shot. They were so hard to come by Wednesday night that James was even called for a agrant foul when he drove to the basket and sent the 7-foot-2, 290-pound Hibbert crashing to the ground. When Hibbert got up, he stumbled. Eventually he had to leave the court to change his blood-spattered jersey, but he refused to sit against the Heat. George spurred the rst fourth-quarter run with two monster dunks one over the hand of a trailing James to get the Pacers back in the game. Later, it was Evan Turner, the trade deadline acquisition, who delivered two of Indianas biggest baskets of the night. The rst came after James nal turnover, on a breakaway layup. The second came courtesy of Mario Chalmers turnover out of bounds. When the middle of the court opened up, Turner bolted through a clear path for an 8180 lead with 90 seconds to go. I know how to get my space, Ive been doing that forever, you know what I mean? Turner said. Some of my moves Ive been doing since I was a little kid, so I can walk a pretty ne line when it comes to that. After Hibbert made 1 of 2 free throws, Turner scored on the la yups, West hit the knockout 3 and all Miami got was a 3 from Bosh with 2.9 seconds left. Theyre a tough team, psy chologically against most teams they have the edge, West said. Theyve got the best play er in the game. Their pedigree, their entire organization, you understand what youre going to get. HEAT FROM PAGE A8Unfortunately, that was what I diagrammed.Erik Spoelstra Heat head coach NEW YORK Forbes ranks the New York Yan kees as baseballs most valuable team for the 17th straight year and lists the Tampa Bay Rays with the lowest valua tion. Forbes said Wednesday it estimates the Yankees are worth $2.5 billion, up 9 percent from last year. The Dodgers are next at $2 billion, a 24 percent hike and matching their actual sale price in 2012. Boston was third at $1.5 billion, followed by the Chicago Cubs ($1.2 billion), San Francisco ($1 billion) and Philadelphia ($975 million). At the bottom were the Rays ($485 million), Kansas City ($490 million), Oakland ($495 million) and Miami ($500 million). Major League Baseballs average team value rose 9 percent to $811 million. Forbes says values rose primarily because of increased media rights fees.Online: www.forbes.com/mlbForbes: Yankees worth big leaguehigh $2.5B TAMPA Steve Masiellos promising coaching career is in limbo after his deal with South Florida fell apart because he doesnt have a college diploma. Manhattan College said Wednesday that it had placed him on leave while Masiello is reviewing his degree status. South Florida conrmed earlier Wednesday that the school had an agreement in principle to lure Masiello away from Manhattan, but that the contract was contingent on a verication of credentials. USF requires its basketball coach to have at least a bachelors degree. The 39-year-old Masiello did not graduate after attending Kentucky, where he played for Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith from 1996-2000. Through the verication process it was determined the candidates credentials could not be substantiated and therefore he did not meet the requirements for the position, the school said in a brief statement. The national search continues and USF looks forward to introducing a new coach at the appropriate time. Masiello has a 61-39 record in three seasons at Manhattan. The Jaspers went 28-5 this season, which ended with a close loss to Louisville in the NCAA tournament. Kentucky spokesman Jay Blanton veried Masiello was a student there from 1996-2000 in the college of communication, but did not graduate. Masiellos bio on Manhattans web site says the coach graduated from Kentucky in 2000 with a degree in communications. Manhattan said in a statement that it learned there is a question of the validity of Masiellos degree after South Florida commissioned a background check. Masiello is currently in the process of reviewing his degree status with the University of Kentucky, the statement said. Manhattan College has placed Masiello on leave while he completes this process with the university. Masiello, a former assistant under Pitino at Louisville, was going to replace former USF coach Stan Heath, who was red this month. A one-time ball boy for Pitino when his mentor was coach of the New York Knicks, Masiello was a walk-on at Kentucky and part of a team that made two trips to the Final Four and won one national championship. He was an assistant at Manhattan and Tulane be fore spending six seasons on Pitinos staff at Louisville.Masiellos lack of degree costs him USF hoop job MCYK

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com TODAYAn afternoon thunderstorm82 / 68Winds: SSE at 7-14 mphMostly cloudy, a couple of t-storms85 / 67Winds: SW at 6-12 mphSATURDAYSunshine and a few clouds83 / 60Winds: NNE at 6-12 mphSUNDAYPartly sunny80 / 59Winds: ENE at 8-16 mphMONDAYPartly sunny and pleasant81 / 61Winds: E at 7-14 mphTUESDAY High .............................................. 7:27 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:53 a.m. High .............................................. 7:55 p.m. Low ............................................... 1:19 p.m. High ............................................ 12:40 a.m. Low ............................................... 7:24 a.m. High .............................................. 1:48 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:28 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.68 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 87 Low Sunday ........................................... 62 High Monday ......................................... 70 Low Monday .......................................... 63 High Tuesday ......................................... 78 Low Tuesday .......................................... 46 High Wednesday .................................... 68 Low Wednesday ..................................... 48 Relative humidity .................................. 60% Expected air temperature ....................... 81 Makes it feel like .................................... 84 Monday ............................................... 29.88 Tuesday ............................................... 30.15 Wednesday ......................................... 30.24 Monday ............................................... 1.28 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 1.77 Year to date ......................................... 6.64Sunrise 7:22 a.m. 7:21 a.m. Sunset 7:41 p.m. 7:41 p.m. Moonrise 5:39 a.m. 6:22 a.m. Moonset 5:47 p.m. 6:50 p.m.Albuquerque 63/40/s 67/45/s 71/42/s Atlanta 67/56/t 72/44/t 70/47/s Baltimore 61/48/sh 57/39/r 53/36/r Birmingham 75/58/t 71/41/t 69/46/s Boston 53/40/sh 47/37/r 42/33/r Charlotte 66/53/sh 75/43/t 66/40/s Cheyenne 53/30/pc 61/37/s 62/32/s Chicago 46/28/pc 42/28/pc 60/40/s Cleveland 50/29/sh 39/24/sn 46/35/s Columbus 59/34/sh 43/28/sn 54/37/s Dallas 83/47/s 76/49/s 81/55/s Denver 59/31/pc 69/40/s 77/33/s Detroit 47/28/pc 41/25/sn 50/34/s Harrisburg 59/41/sh 52/35/r 52/32/r Honolulu 84/71/pc 82/69/sh 82/72/pc Houston 84/60/t 80/50/pc 77/52/s Indianapolis 53/33/c 45/31/pc 60/41/s Jackson, MS 80/56/c 71/44/pc 71/46/s Kansas City 51/32/sh 60/41/s 73/49/s Lexington 65/42/sh 52/29/r 59/39/s Little Rock 69/49/t 69/44/s 73/48/s Los Angeles 69/56/pc 71/56/pc 69/54/pc Louisville 65/43/sh 53/34/r 62/44/s Memphis 72/52/t 63/44/pc 68/50/s Milwaukee 40/25/pc 39/28/pc 51/40/s Minneapolis 34/14/c 43/35/s 60/38/pc Nashville 72/51/r 62/38/t 63/42/s New Orleans 79/64/t 77/56/pc 71/54/s New York City 58/43/sh 51/43/r 47/38/r Norfolk 68/55/sh 69/47/r 50/42/sh Oklahoma City 68/38/s 72/43/s 82/49/s Philadelphia 60/43/sh 52/39/r 50/37/r Phoenix 79/60/s 85/64/s 84/58/s Pittsburgh 58/38/sh 48/32/r 53/33/s Portland, ME 47/35/sh 46/30/pc 42/25/r Portland, OR 57/46/r 58/45/sh 55/41/sh Raleigh 69/56/sh 75/42/t 62/38/s Rochester 56/30/r 38/23/r 43/28/pc St. Louis 59/37/c 57/38/s 71/47/s San Francisco 64/56/c 60/50/r 61/50/sh Seattle 56/43/r 57/42/sh 53/40/sh Wash., DC 64/47/sh 57/42/r 52/40/r Cape Coral 83/70/pc 85/69/t 84/62/pc Clearwater 79/70/t 82/68/t 79/63/s Coral Springs 82/74/pc 85/73/sh 86/71/pc Daytona Beach 77/68/t 80/64/t 77/60/s Ft. Laud. Bch 82/76/pc 85/75/sh 85/73/pc Fort Myers 83/70/pc 85/69/t 84/63/pc Gainesville 76/63/t 77/58/t 78/49/s Hollywood 81/73/pc 85/72/sh 86/70/pc Homestead AFB 81/75/pc 84/70/sh 86/70/pc Jacksonville 76/63/t 77/58/t 75/50/s Key West 83/76/pc 84/74/pc 83/73/pc Miami 82/75/pc 86/74/sh 86/71/pc Okeechobee 80/71/t 84/67/t 80/66/pc Orlando 80/67/t 83/66/t 81/60/s Pembroke Pines 82/73/pc 85/72/sh 87/70/pc St. Augustine 73/67/t 75/64/t 73/57/s St. Petersburg 79/70/t 84/67/t 78/62/s Sarasota 79/69/t 81/69/t 82/59/s Tallahassee 73/61/t 79/54/t 77/45/s Tampa 78/68/t 82/65/t 77/58/s W. Palm Bch 82/74/t 85/72/t 83/70/pc Winter Haven 80/67/t 84/66/t 82/60/s Acapulco 91/70/s 91/72/s 90/69/pc Athens 65/51/sh 66/48/pc 61/46/s Beirut 75/58/s 77/56/s 63/51/r Berlin 57/42/pc 63/39/s 64/39/pc Bermuda 66/63/c 70/66/c 73/67/sh Calgary 32/21/pc 31/15/c 27/19/sn Dublin 47/40/sh 48/44/r 55/45/pc Edmonton 26/12/c 28/11/sf 25/11/c Freeport 78/74/pc 81/73/sh 81/68/pc Geneva 62/36/s 67/39/pc 69/42/pc Havana 88/67/s 89/66/pc 85/65/t Hong Kong 78/70/c 79/71/t 79/71/t Jerusalem 74/54/s 76/47/s 60/43/pc Johannesburg 69/52/r 70/53/t 75/56/t Kiev 54/29/pc 44/28/s 50/34/s London 55/43/sh 63/46/pc 65/48/pc Montreal 41/25/r 39/23/pc 39/27/pc Moscow 37/19/pc 38/26/s 46/30/c Nice 63/52/s 67/57/pc 67/55/pc Ottawa 42/21/r 37/21/c 40/24/pc Quebec 41/18/sn 37/14/pc 34/16/c Rio de Janeiro 83/71/s 84/72/pc 86/74/pc Seoul 72/53/pc 60/45/r 62/44/pc Singapore 90/77/t 93/77/t 91/77/pc Sydney 79/66/t 81/68/sh 79/68/pc Toronto 49/30/c 38/32/c 44/35/s Vancouver 50/45/r 52/43/sh 50/40/sh Vienna 61/43/pc 64/43/s 67/46/s Warsaw 57/35/s 54/30/s 57/36/s Winnipeg 21/10/pc 33/23/sn 32/8/c Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. A cold front will sweep across the eastern third of the country today, bringing plenty of clouds, rain and thunderstorms. In fact, some of the storms in Mississippi and Alabama could be severe, producing large hail, damaging winds and blinding rain. Mild and showery weather will occur in the Northeast, while snow and ice falls across the northern Great Lakes. Cold weather will continue across the northern Plains, while a constant stream of moisture remains aimed at the Paci c Northwest. National Forecast for March 28 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Mainly cloudy and more humid today with a shower or thunderstorm around in the afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight. Rather cloudy and humid tomorrow with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. An early heat wave on March 28, 1945, boosted temperatures into the 90s from Maryland to Rhode Island. A cold wave marked this date in the region 24 years earlier. More humid today; an afternoon thunderstorm. Winds south-southeast 7-14 mph. Expect less than 2 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast Mar 30Apr 7Apr 15Apr 22 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 76/63 76/63 77/65 77/68 80/67 80/67 78/68 79/70 79/70 79/69 83/70 83/70 80/71 82/74 82/76 82/75 73/61 72/63 73/63 82/68 82/68 81/68 83/69 83/69 82/70 83/76 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W M C Y K

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LIVING BFriday, March 28, 2014 BY NEIL SIMPSONSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING Quilting refers either to the process of creating a quilt or to the sewing of two or more layers of material together to make a thicker, padded material. Quilting can be done by hand, sewing machine or a specialized quilting system. The word quilt comes from the Latin culcita, meaning a large stuffed sack. The earliest known quilt ed garment is depicted on an ivory gure carved about 3400 B.C. The ear liest surviving bed quilt is one from 14th century Sicily. The love of quilting has been passed down through the ages. In Tanglewood some 60 ladies, from beginners to master quilters, belong to the Tangled Threads Quilters, a group that was started in 1999 or 2000. A major goal of the Tangled Threads Quilters is to teach quilting skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Each of the ladies comment on the awesome group of members who are always willing to drop what they are doing to help any of the others. They share ideas, tools and materials. Each year the members work together to create a beautiful quilt to be raf ed off as part of the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet. This years quilt raised $1,050 for cancer re search. The 2015 Cancer Quilt is already completed. Donna Bechtol, co-chair of the group, has been the program chairperson for several years. She taught kindergarten to grade six for 35 years and has been addicted to quilting for more than 30 years. It is Bechtols job to plan the programs for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions and to encourage various members to utilize their talents to teach new skills or to lead different proj ects. On a recent Tuesday afternoon, the Tanglewood Craft Room was buzzing with the sounds of sewing machines humming and a dozen ladies chatting and laughing as they worked on the days project, hot pads. The days teacher, Kar en Beauman, has been living in Tanglewood for less than a year. When she rst joined the group, Beau man tended to sit back but has quickly become more active. After sharing the technique for making the hot pads, she wandered about the room offering assistance and encour agement. Since taking up quilting seriously in 2009, she has become addicted and has no time for any other hobby. Many of the members sewed clothes before they started quilting. Some learned to sew from their mothers and others in home economics classes at school. Most have taken quilting lessons individu ally or in guilds back home and all have enjoyed ac quiring new skills here in Tanglewood. A Tanglethread mem ber for two years, Caroline Lequin recently bought a new machine. Careful searching allows mem bers to nd good used machines that they bring to the clubhouse each week. A former early childhood special needs teacher, Lequin loves learning and sharing in retirement and makes quilting a priority. Marilyn Bradley, a fouryear Tanglewood resi dent who loves working on small projects, says that 30 people participated in the guilds Hours of Quilting event held during Race Week. Marilyn allows husband, Glenn, to use her machine to do his own embroidery. The Linus Project (the boy in the Peanuts com ic strip) is what got Debbie Metzner hooked on quilting. The Linus Project supplies quilts for traumatized children in shelters and sick children in hospitals. This is Metzners rst full winter in Tangle wood. When she returns to Grand Rapids, Mich. shell be seeking out a guild to join. Pickleball and other outdoor pursuits restrict Donna Elenbaas time for quilting but she loves it and is happy to quilt items for gifts. Her quilting high light was teaching her 11-year-old granddaugh ter to quilt and then making one together. Husbands dont always understand the addiction to quilting. Jo Ellen Seifert, a six-year member of the group, says her husband questions why she buys large pieces of material that she cuts into itty bitty pieces before sewing them all back together. As one of the earliest members of the Tangled Threads Quilters, Car ol Ann Burrell is especially proud of the group projects completed for the Humane Society and the Cancer Benet. She says that with group projects, there is a job for everyone, regardless of ability level. Burrell was busy putting her hot pad together with her 1950s Singer Feather weight sewing machine. With ve grandchildren, Treva Carr has been kept busy making sever al quilts for each. She took up quilting seriously after retiring as a kindergarten teacher. Carr likes designing and putting the tops together but doesnt much care for putting the three layers together so is happy to pay someone else to do that chore. Plans to become a home economics teacher didnt pan out for Stella Trask. She taught grades eight and nine English and has been playing at quilt ing for 35-40 years. She is trying to nish a quilt for a new granddaughter expected on April 20. The quilt group has allowed Trask to expand her friendship base and she really looks forward to Courtesy photoKaren Beauman (left) helps Donna Elenbaas measure a piece for a quilt. Courtesy photoStella Trask wanted to be a home economics teacher, but taught English instead. Now she looks forward to quilting days with the Tangled Threads Quilters. Courtesy photoStella Trask (left), Donna Bechtol and Kay Smolek look over a quilt top. Bechtol is co-chair of Tangled Threads Quilters and plans the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions at Tanglewood.Stitched TogetherTangled Threads ladies share tools, tips and time making quilts in TanglewoodSEE TANGLED | B9 M C Y K

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B2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, March 28, 2014 B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com DEAR ABBY: I have been married almost four years. Recently I had some medi cal problems that were my wake-up call. Im ne now, but I no longer am willing to wait for someday. I decided to try some new hobbies, one of which is skydiving. I had said for years Id never do it be cause Im afraid of heights. But I have changed my mind, and for me, this is a big deal. When I asked my husband what he thought, his response was, Im not spending the day just to see you jump out of an airplane. Talk about dis appointing! I have always gone with the ow when he has wanted to do something. I know he doesnt want to go skydiving, but all I wanted was his support, and maybe someone to take a video or pictures. His response has left me wondering about a lot of things. I have had enough of his negativity. He doesnt do anything except stay home. I guess I ex pected him to be excited for me, or to say he didnt want me doing it. The rst is what I would have preferred. Now Im not sure where I go from here. DISAPPOINTED IN SAN DIEGODEAR DISAPPOINTED: I hope you realize this let ter isnt about skydiving, but your husbands refusal to help you celebrate your new lease on life. A successful marriage is one in which a couple ideally grows TOGETHER. If your husband is unwilling or unable to do that, then where you go from here is to rst ask him if hes willing to talk to a mar riage counselor with you. If hes not, then schedule some sessions for your self with a licensed professional and discuss the circumstances that led to your wake-up call. It will help you rationally and unemotionally decide how best to enjoy this gift of life you have been giv en. DEAR ABBY: You have addressed cellphone etiquette in your column before, but in this day and age it bears repeating. We attended a meeting for parents and students last night at our childs high school. Inevitably, a cellphone rang, which can happen to anyone. The ring was quickly silenced. A few minutes later, an other cellphone started ringing. Rather than mute it, the parent answered it and proceeded to have a conversation during the meet ing while a school staff person was making a presentation. It wasnt a long conver sation, but it wasnt quiet either. The parent was sitting in the back row he could have easily slipped out to have this important conversation. Thanks for letting me vent. It was extremely annoying and rude. Now I know why his son has no common sense. ANNOYED IN IOWADEAR ANNOYED: At most events an announcement is made beforehand that cellphones should be turned off. If there is an interruption, an experi enced speaker will pause until the interruption ceases. From your letter, I assume that isnt what happened last night. Children learn manners and common sense by watching their parents. If consideration for others isnt modeled for them, they dont learn it.Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. MOVIE REVIEW CRITI C S RATING: PUZZLE CORNER BY DAVID ROONEYThe Hollywood Reporter Diego Lunas heartfelt biographical drama, Ce sar Chavez, chronicles the ve-year struggle of the United Farm Workers co-founder in the 1960s to get California grape grow ers to the negotiating table to hammer out fair wages and better conditions for exploited eld laborers. Its a stirring story of a reallife ght for social justice, and clearly a passion project for the Mexican actorturned-director. But while the lms old-fashioned virtues and the integrity of its subject matter give it some traction, pedestrian handling, a lumpy script and some signicant mis casting mean it only occasionally summons the dramatic power to match the events it depicts. Chavezs later life, in par ticular his widely publicized 1988 hunger strike to protest the use of cancer-causing pesticides on grape crops, is the subject of the feature documentary Cesars Last Fast. This poorly organized screenplay by Keir Pearson (Hotel Rwanda) and Timothy J. Sexton (a co-writer of Alfonso Cuarons remarkable Children of Men) concentrates on his earlier years. Having gained experience in labor issues with the Latino civil rights group Community Ser vice Organization, Cesar (Michael Pena) returns in 1962 to Central Califor nia, where he had worked in the elds from age 11 after his family lost their Arizona ranch in the Depression. Together with Dolores Huerta (Rosario Dawson) he founds what is to become the UFW, rst joining Filipino-American farm workers in their strike against the Delano grape growers, and then leading a historic march to Sacramento for the same cause. They also instigate a boycott of table grapes that attracts national at tention, receiving political support from Robert F. Kennedy. In much the same way Chavez sent activists out to tell real stories of injustice that would put a human face on their struggle, the screenwriters attempt to get a personal handle on their subject. Together with his feisty wife, Helen (America Fer rera), Cesar gets out in the elds to gather information and muster support. In the face of unyielding resistance from the grow ers, victimization from police and unrest from within the burgeoning workers movement, Cesars focus is entirely on the ght, to the exclusion of his large family. This is a considerably more ambitious undertak ing than Lunas 2010 directing debut, the family drama Abel, but he lacks the command to bring much sweep or momentum to the account. He gets no help from a choppy screenplay that lurches through intimate scenes, agitated meetings and violent clashes with the same by-the-numbers approach, never solidifying the narrative arc or pausing long enough for char acter development. This is a problem especially with Cesar, and Pena fails to make much of an impression in the saintly role. While the actor has shown that he can work well in the right part (the ill-fated cop in End of Watch, or the fake Arab investor in American Hustle, for instance), he remains a stolid presence here. He spouts sound bites rather than creating a shaded portrait of someone we have to assume was a deeply impassioned and by most accounts spiritual man. He simply doesnt come across as a sufciently charismatic or persuasive leader to galvanize vast numbers of frightened workers to demand their rights. Dawson has nothing to play beyond standing around looking concerned and combative. Only Fer rera comes close to sketch ing a real character as selfpossessed Helen. Theres not a lot of sub tlety on the bad-guy side. Michael Cudlitz seems a poor t for the racist Delano sheriff, while John Malkovich (whos also a producer) sleepwalks through the movie as the snakiest of the grape growers, who wants to dictate terms rather than negotiate. Technically, the lm is solid if unremarkable and somewhat underpopulat ed, though it integrates ar chive footage and photographic material to good effect. Cesar Chavez, a Lionsgate release, is rated PG13 for some violence and language. Running time: 101 minutes. Pantelion Films/MCTMichael Pena as Cesar Chavez, right, and Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta in Cesar Chavez.Chavez gives leader routine treatment Medical wake-up call prompts questions about life, marriage DEAR ABBYJeanne Phillips Solution on B9 M C Y K

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com Dear Pharmacist: I take four different medica tions now. Lately, Ive had stomach pain, insomnia, headaches and dizziness. I am sure its related to my medicine. What should I do, stop everything? L.E., SeattleAnswer: While I do believe in drug holidays, I dont think you should ever undertake those without your physicians approval and supervision. If you stop certain medi cations suddenly that are supposed to be weaned off slowly, it could cause sei zures or major withdraw al problems. If youre fed up and insist on stopping everything, you must do it properly, and with super vision by your doctors. When beginning a medication, or new di etary supplement, its ide al to keep a little notepad handy, an app, or a com puter document to track progress. Doing this al lows you to pinpoint what medication triggers a side effect. I believe all side effects are caused by the drug nu trient depletion, some thing I call the drug mugger effect. Unfortunately the side effects are often misdiagnosed and labeled a symptom, thus giving you some new disease. By restoring nutrients stolen by your medicine, you can avoid these new symptoms. Thats im portant, because nutrient deciencies look just like diseases. For example, a diagnosis of restless legs syndrome could be tied to your cholesterol medicine stealing vitamin D and CoQ10. Your depression diagnosis may just be related to your acid blocker, which suppresses your ability to make neurotransmitters by mugging your body of probiotics and methylcobalamin (a form of B12). Ive been a pharmacist for 24 years, so here are some of my ninja secrets to help you minimize side effects and interactions: Go to the same phar macy each time. There is a computer record of your medication prole that automatically screens for interactions. If you chase coupons and stray, the new phar macy will not have the rest of your medication prole and youre more apt to experience an interaction. Take your medication at the same time each day. If you take your blood pressure pill at different times of the day, you will experience more highs and lows in your blood stream, and the swing ing blood levels causes dizziness, nausea and faintness. Consider the drug mugging effect. If you take one or two medications, and suddenly need more medications for brand new symptoms, its probably related to drug number one or two ripping you off! You have to x the nutrient depletions, not layer on more medications. Dont drink coffee with stimulants. Theres an additive effect of caffeine with certain drugs like Provigil, Adderall, Concerta and Ritalin. Avoid the stimulants. Dont drink alcohol with sedatives. Theres an enhanced effect on your nervous system, and the alcohol can make your medicine work much stronger causing your breathing to stop completely. Its bad news to combine drugs that all depress your nervous system. Ask both your doctor and pharmacist point blank, Will this new medication interact with anything Im tak ing. This is particular ly important if you go to more than one physician.Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24Hour Pharmacist and Real Solu tions. For more information, visit www. suzycohen. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition.6 ninja secrets to dealing with medication side effects H EALTHY LIVING Metro For those that take many medications a day, keeping track of side effects is an important step. DEAR PHARM ACISTSuzy Cohen WASHINGTON (AP) After months of criticism over its recently launched painkiller Zohydro, the maker of the powerful nar cotic is highlighting an un usual oversight board that its assembled to try and prevent abuse of the drug. Zogenixs president and director, Stephen Farr, told the Associated Press that the outside group of sev en medical, addiction and law enforcement special ists will be able to spot early signs of misuse using data from sources that include prescribing statistics, addiction center reports and law enforcement records. We will be monitor ing patients, prescribers, pharmacists, supply chains and abusers, so all the populations that would potentially touch our product, Farr said. The comments come as Zogenix tries to move past negative publicity sur rounding Zohydro, the rst single-ingredient hy drocodone drug ever approved for U.S. patients. Critics say the pill which contains up to ve times more hydrocodone than Vicodin will add to the epidemic of opioid drug abuse that is blamed for about 16,000 overdose deaths a year. The Food and Drug Ad ministration approved Zohydro last October and the drug began shipping to pharmacies this month. Now, Zogenix is publicizing its efforts to make sure the drug is used safely. The companys approach is unusual: safety monitoring boards are gener ally used in experimental drug testing, but rarely for drugs already on the mar ket. While they acknowledge that Zogenixs approach is innovative, experts say there is little evidence that the so-called safeuse board will ensure Zo hydro is used appropriately. Is it nice that theyre putting together an exter nal review panel of independent people? Thats ne, said Dr. Allen Vaida of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. But is the group going to have any authority or power whatsoever? Critics also question whether the panel will be truly independent from the company. Five out of seven experts on the board have previously received consulting payments from the company. Special to the News-Sun GAINESVILLE A gold-based drug currently used in human and veterinary medicine to manage certain immune diseases may prove useful in combating osteosarcoma, a devastating bone cancer that affects both dogs and people, University of Florida veterinary researchers report. By examining an aggressive bone cell line in both species, the researchers found that the drug, aurothiomalate, commonly known as gold salts, kept cancer cells from forming in the laboratory. We also were able to demonstrate that the drug slows tumor growth and decreases metastasis when canine bone tumors were created in a mouse model, said Valery Scharf, D.V.M, the studys lead author. A small animal surgery resident at UF, Scharf completed her masters degree last year. The re search was the focus of her thesis. The ndings appear in the March 2014 issue of Anti-Cancer Drugs. This study shows that there is potential promise for the role of gold drugs as a part of bone cancer treatment in dogs and potentially in people, al though more studies are needed before we can use them in a clinical setting, Scharf said. Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor found in dogs and accounts for the vast majority of cancer ous tumors around 80 percent in the canine skeleton. The condition occurs most commonly in large-breed dogs that are middle-aged and older. The cancer frequently appears in the front leg, but it can occur in any bone. Dogs with osteosarcoma often show signs of lameness in the affected leg. Veterinarians typically amputate the affected limb to remove the primary tumor. Dogs can also receive chemotherapy if the cancer has spread. However, some dogs arent candidates for amputation, and the decision to amputate can be difcult for pet owners. In people, osteosarco ma is rare and also affects the long bones of the body. It typically is diagnosed in people under 25 years of age. Osteosarcoma is a frustrating disease, as you can treat the local tumor, but the metastasis is something there is no effective means of preventing, Scharf said. The use of gold compounds in human medicine has traditionally been based on golds ability to affect the bodys immune response and anti-inammatory properties, with the primary use being the management of rheumatoid ar thritis. In veterinary med icine, gold-based drugs are most commonly used to treat various autoimmune disorders. In recent years, however, aurothiomalate has been investigated for its potential effects against certain types of cancer. The UF study is the rst to focus on the drugs effectiveness as a tool for possible canine bone cancer treatment through petri dish tests and in vivo studies in mice. They found that low doses of the drug signif icantly reduced cancer spread to the lungs the site that osteosarcoma most frequently travels to in dogs. High doses reduced microscopic spread to the lungs and the incidence of tumor cell clusters within blood vessels.Gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and petsUnder fire, Zohydro manufacturer touts drug safety board MCYK

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated PressWASHINGTON The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Face book and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems theyre running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets. Two of their questions and APs answers:When you lose your planQ: My premium AND my deductible are doubling ... in order to comply with Obamacare I liked my coverage before, and I was promised repeatedly I could keep it. My husband is self-employed so we dont get the breaks big corporations do. My question is how are self-employed people supposed to afford insur ance under the Affordable Healthcare Act? Amber Wiser Thompson, St. Clairsville, Ohio. Her story: When she posed the question, she and her self-employed husband were facing soar ing costs for a new health plan starting this month. Their insurer was discontinuing their old plan because it didnt meet standards of the Affordable Care Act. The insurers replacement plan cost $1,100 a month with a $5,000 deductible in both respects, twice what theyve been paying. More than 4 million Americans similarly found them selves scrambling for new private coverage when their old plans were pulled from the market because they didnt comply with the nations health care program. A: Instead of accepting a new and more expensive replacement plan from an insurance company that discontinues your policy, shop for coverage on the HealthCare.gov exchange, see if terms are better than you have now and check whether you qualify for a subsidy. What happened: The Thompsons did just that and found a policy on the Ohio exchange that headed off the big cost in crease. Its also from the same insurer. I have an almost identical policy with the same premium and deductible that I did before, Amber Wiser Thompson said. Theres a catch though. Their costs stayed about the same only because they qualied for a tax credit on the exchange. Because her husband has gone into his own busi ness, the familys income this year is highly unpredictable. If her husband makes too much money, the couple will lose their subsidy and see their costs jump after all. In that case, they may have to pay back thousands of dollars. It seemed to be some thing I just couldnt get around, Thompson said. I researched and lled out applications and was on the phone for about three days to get to this point. Once she found the new policy, she learned that she and her husband might have been able to keep the old policy af ter all because it appar ently was being extended at the last minute. But she decided to go with the new coverage, she said, describing her situation in a phone interview and emails. There was no way I was going through that again so I left well enough alone.When the penalty hitsQ: If I dont sign up, when does the penalty start to affect my wallet? How much is the penalty? How is the penalty collected? Shanna Derringer, Manning, S.C. A: Youre likely to feel the penalty in early 2015, when you le your taxes for this year. Thats when youre supposed to veri fy to the IRS that youve got coverage. (If you dont make enough money to have to le a federal tax form, you dont need to buy coverage under the law.) The penalty for this year is $95 for an individu al or 1 percent of income over $10,000, whichever is greater. So someone who makes $30,000 in 2014, lets say, could be charged $200. The penalty jumps after that. In 2015, itll be $325 for an individual or 2 per cent of income, whichever is more. In 2016, $695 or 2.5 percent. There are caps involved, and different numbers for families, making the math even trickier. But why do math when the Tax Policy Center will do it for you? Plug in your income and dependents here and see: http://goo.gl/A4MKxh As for how its collected, if you are due a tax refund, the IRS can deduct the penalty from what it gives back to you. Otherwise, the IRS will tell you what you owe. One more thing: The government consid ers how many months during the year youve been without insurance. So if you lacked coverage for half the year, you could be subject to half the penalty. More detail on who needs insurance and how the penalty works: http:// goo.gl/Rw469sQ&A: How the health care law penalty takes its bite HEALTHY LIVING Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCTU.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks at a press conference to encourage people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, at Tarrant County College South in Texas on Wednesday. Behind Sebelius are State Representative Nicole Collier and U.S. Representative Marc Veasey. KELLI KENNEDYAssociated PressMIAMI Floridas Republican leaders have fought the Affordable Care Act at every turn, banning navigators from county health departments, offering no state dollars to boost outreach efforts to 3.5 million uninsured and leading the ght to repeal the law. Y et the state has emerged as a tale of what went right with President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. More than 440,000 Florida residents had been enrolled through the federal marketplace through the end of Feb ruary, putting Florida on pace to exceed the federal governments initial projections by the time enrollment closes March 31. The numbers are im pressive for a state where Republicans control the governors mansion and both houses of the Legislature. By comparison, Republican-leaning Texas has enrolled 295,000 through the federal site, even though its population is about a third larger than Floridas. Floridas success is due partly to infrastructure created in the swing state by Democratic-afliated groups during the last three presidential elections, along with continued investment by the Obama administration and nonprot advocacy groups in the diverse state that will likely be competitive in Novem bers midterm election. Groups helping customers enroll in ACArelated health plans have used many of the same people who ran Obamas presidential campaigns, giving them ve years of deeply-en trenched relationships in communities, data to pinpoint the uninsured and veteran volunteers to track them down. The state nar rowly went for Obama in 2012. The successes and failures of the Affordable Care Act also car ry more political weight in a battleground state such as Florida where the new law will fuel election campaigns for both Republicans and Democrats, said Demo cratic strategist Screven Watson. (The Republicans) are going to use Obamacare as a hammer over the Democratic candidates in November, he said, adding that if Floridas enrollment numbers were dismal, it could have big implications in 2016.Florida overcomes barriers to enroll uninsured Associated PressWASHINGTON Try ing to avoid sending thousands away empty-handed, the Obama administration has announced that people who started applying for health insurance but arent able to nish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time. The latest tweak to the rules for President Barack Obamas health care law brought immediate scorn from Republicans committed to its repeal. The administration has now handed out so many waivers, special favors and exemptions to help Democrats out politically ... its basically become the legal equiv alent of Swiss cheese, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday. The timing of the administrations an nouncement late Tuesday added to a perception of disarray that has dogged the health care overhaul from its early days. It also raised con cerns about the potential for another round of technology problems such as the ones that paralyzed Health Care.gov after its Oct. 1 launch. We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment, either online or over the phone, Health and Human Services spokesman Aaron Albright said Tuesday night. Ofcials say the feder al website that serves 36 states is holding up well under the added demand.HHS grants extra time to enroll M C Y K

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 596.ANGLIC ANNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. Sun day Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMB L Y OF G ODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Await ing His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A ssembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Eve ning Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ cen tered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARBC ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednes days, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.betha nybaptistap.com or call the church ofce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist C hurch, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C hurch, 1000 Max well St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: ofce@apfellowship.org; Web site, www.apfellowship.org. First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, His panic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Wor ship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednes day Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at www.fbcap.net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both ser vices with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meet ing at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all chil dren. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp. com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contem porary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Fam ily dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reserva tions required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School be gins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., fol lowed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the minis tries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, se nior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Gird ley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday wor ship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 808 Gar denia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Wor ship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morn ing Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Wel come to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 2143025. Afliated with the National Associa tion of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S parta R oad Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For infor mation, call 382-0869. S outhside Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kin dergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is avail able at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 385-0752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Vil lage II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednes day Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vig il Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sun day for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hick ory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 3850049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, ofce@stcathe.com; website, www. stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing, Princi pal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Se bring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Fri day. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assist ing Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHED ULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Fam ily Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Satur day and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placid view Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sunday 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Weekdays 9 a.m. Holy days 9:30 a.m. (Vigil evening before at 7 p.m.) First Saturday of each month: Healing Mass, 9 a.m.C HR I ST IANC ornerstone C hristian C hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 W. Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion avail able each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 4537679. S ebring C hristian C hurch, 4514 Ham mock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Marvin, Childrens Director. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Phone 382-6676. First C hristian C hurch (Disciples of C hrist) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR I ST IAN & M I SS ION ARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednes day Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C HUR C H OF BRETHRE NC hurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C HUR C H OF C HR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered class es for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 4022159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bi ble class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website www.thelord sway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 3857443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of ser vice are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C HUR C H OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sun day, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C HUR C H OF N AZARE NEFirst C hurch of the Nazarene of A von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 338251118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. C hurch of the Nazarene of L ake Plac id, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednes day evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C HUR C HES OF C HR I ST IN C HR I ST IAN U NI ON C ommunity Bible C hurch C hurches of C hrist in C hristian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eterni ty. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church ac tivities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP ISC OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Mo tor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday Bible study at 2:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and wor ship with us; w e would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at redeemeravon park.com. Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 664-9668 or 453-5664. S t. A gnes E piscopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Fa ther Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bi ble study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. S t. Francis of A ssisi A nglican E pis copal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Wor ship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NG E LIC AL FREE C HUR C H OF AMER IC AT he C hurch of the Way EF CA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednes days. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teach ing of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com. Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren C hurch, 3626 Thunder bird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednes day services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org.INDEPE N DE NTFirst C hristian C hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.rstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.INTERDE N OM IN AT IONAL World H arvest and R estoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rog ers.L UTHERA NA tonement L utheran C hurch (ELCA) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and san dals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park LCMS 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Wor ship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come wor ship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark. org. Faith L utheran C hurch LCMS ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 3857848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Traditional Worship Ser vice: 8 a.m.; Sunday Praise Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.; Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:15 a.m. Worship Svc. Broad cast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warm ly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good S hepherd L utheran C hurch (AALC) American Association of Luther an Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New L ife E vangelical L utheran C hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangeli cal Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www. newlifesebring.com. R esurrection L utheran C hurch ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sun day worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following 10:30 a.m. service. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Com munion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T rinity L utheran C hurch LCMS 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Com munion each rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal MidWeek Services each Wwednesday eve ning during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. Other ac tivities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.NON -DE N OM IN AT IONALBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed rst and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church of ce 385-1024. C alvary C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An inde pendent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are pro vided. The church is part of Chris tian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctmforme.com C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine ap pointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we re ceive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Faith & Familylife Worship C enter, Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden trea sures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Sparta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for every day challenges through our multicultural worship services available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who attend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your rst visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will nd; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very im portant, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing theffwc@ gmail.com. Our mission at Faith & Fami lylife is centered around Restoring Lives, Families and Communities. Grace Bible C hurch, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCco nnected.org H ighlands C ommunity C hurch, a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings C hurch of S ebring, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Be gin your week with us. T he L ords S entinel Fellowship C hurch, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tues day, 7 p.m. More information at www. juanitafolsomministries.com. Union C hurch, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Ti ger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. Unity L ife E nrichment C entre,new lo cation, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.uni tyofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Book store and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. RELIGION M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional ser vice, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednes day evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato. net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Ofce hours: 8:3012:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email: faith@ strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:306:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 6550713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 3829092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www. salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor John A. Bryant. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap. org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring. org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuelucc.com. P LACES T O WO RS HI P RELIGION In a courtroom following their deliberation, the judge asked the jury, Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, you have heard the facts from both sides. Mr. Henderson had a public ght with Mr. Hateld. Mr. Henderson had in his possession at the time one butcher knife, two razors, one set of brass knuckles, and a machete. Mr. Hateld had in his possession one sickle, one hatchet, two meat saws, a cleaver, and an ice pick. Both men have pleaded Not Guilty. Each of them asserts a plea of self-defense. Have you reached a verdict? We have, your honor, responded the jury fore man. We, the jury, nd that each of us would have been happy to pay $20 to have seen this ght. As I heard this story, I could not help but think of all the junk that we see on television. I speci cally thought of all of the talk shows that continuously air episodes of vicious name-calling, public humiliation, provoked confrontations, and oth er malicious acts, and I wondered to myself, Why would anyone want to watch such garbage? The answer is simply because many people in our society crave this kind of mindless entertainment. Many people in the rst century had the same problem we see today. They were lling their minds with trash rath er than with truth. Paul wrote to the Christians at Philippi in Philippians 4:8, Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praisewor thy think about such things. Pauls message was very clear: We must ll our minds with the goodness that comes from God in Heaven above. My mother always said to me, You are what you eat. The same is true of our spiritual bodies, as well. We will become like those things with which we ll our minds. If we want to please God, then we will ll our minds with the purity of His truth. If, however, we want to pollute our souls, all we have to do is look around. The spiritual garbage is everywhere and so very easy to nd. So, remem ber: Take in the good, and take out the trash.Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Se bring Parkway. On the Internet visit www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail sebringparkway@sebringcoc.com.Take out the trash! KEVINS K OMMENTSKevin Patterson Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon Dave Thorensen will lead the Sunday service. Birthday Sunday is April 6. Coffee and birth day cake will be served after service in the fellowship hall. The church is at 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive. Call 385-0797.Avon Park Christian ChurchAVON PARK Pastor Greg Ratliff will bring a message ti tled Thanking God By Serving Him! 0n Sunday. Scripture is from Ephesians 6:16 and following. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the childrens program will be singing on Main Street. Join Avon Park Christian Church, and other churches, for fun and supporting the Childrens Choirs. Avon Park Christian Church believes that we should Honor Jesus in your heart all year long! The church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email ac countapcc.2014@yahoo. com with any questions or to request information. The church website is www.avonparkchristianchurch.com/Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled I See. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the fourway stop sign. For more information call 4712663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark. org.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Promise of New: Part 4 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Sunday, Pastor David Smalley will preach from Romans 12:13-21. The title of his sermon will be Community Transformation. The theme for Sunday school will be Creating a New Dynasty. The scripture will be from II Samuel 7. The church is at 700 S. Pine St. For more infor mation, call 385-1597.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon, Stirring Up the Mud, from John 9:1-41. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit se bringemmanuelucc. com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will preach Lean on Me! from the book of Romans. Sunday eve ning, he will preach The Power of Believing from the Gospel of John. To listen to Faith Baptist Sunday morning sermons or for more information, visit the website, www.faithbaptistchurchLP.com, or call 465-0060. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sunday the church celebrates Fourth Sunday in Lent. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliver his sermon titled Things Should Be Different Now. L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Togethers study on Friday will be Finding Joy in What We Do. Your Money To Work, from 2 Corinthians 8:10-15; 9:15. Be ready to give as the need arises. Lenten services on Wednesday evening is Facing Each Other from Ephesians 4:31-32. Recognizing what strikes fear in our hearts helps us to grab on more tight ly to Christ. For more information on any event, check the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ FaithLutheranSebring.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Pastor Jon Beck will preach from James 5:7-12 on Sunday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more in formation call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Pastor Kevin Ahrens will preach Take Our Work Up a Notch on Sunday. The mid-week ser vice begins with a family meal at 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $3 per person, or family no more than $10.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Following the Sunday service, the church is hosting a barbecue fundraiser to benet Heartland Food Reservoir from 12:303 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. Tickets may be pur chased at the door for $7. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. Call the church ofce at 4655126 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING Sunday message is from Mark 13: 32-37, Remaining Watchful, by Pastor Ron Norton. Greeting the congregation will be Terry Ducar. SNAPSHOTS CHURCH SERVICES Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands Community Church will celebrate its 15th birthday this weekend by inviting the community to its birthday block party on Saturday night. The party will feature a bonre, cookout, oldies music from the Reaching Higher Band, bounce house and other games from 5-8 p.m. and its all free. Highlands Community Church was founded in 1999 with a mission to help people reach higher in life. The church began holding worship services at Hill-Gustat Middle School on March 21,1999 with the pur pose of accepting people where they are in life and together growing towards maturity in Christ. This maturity is what brings fulllment andjoy in life. In 2006, she moved into a rented building on New Life Way, and in 2012 pur chased the building and six acres for its permanent home. Highlands Community Churchs facility is used by JASA, AA, Manatee Lighthouse, Support Group for the Blind, and other community-based organizations. Bruce Linhart, along with his family, moved to Sebring in 1998 sent by the Missionary Church as a new church develo pr and is now in his 16th year in Sebring as the pastor. Linhart has been involved in many community organizations including Avon Park Rotary, Sebring Chamber of Commerce board, the YMCA board and Champion for Childrens board. Sunday morning will feature celebrating the past, and conquering the future. For more information, call or text Linhart at 214-3541 or email pb@ highlandscommunity. com.Highlands Community Church celebrates birthdayCONTINUED ON B8 M C Y K

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B8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com RELIGION First Presbyterian hosts Union Psalm singAVON PARK The choir at First Presbyterian Church in Avon Park (Associate Reformed Presbyterian A.R.P.) will present a Union Psalm sing at 6 p.m. Sunday. They will be joined by the Sebring A.R.P. choir and Lake Placid A.R.P. choir and orchestra. The choirs will lead but the congrega tion will be asked to join in the singing. The songs have been selected from the Bible Songs book with various psalms set to music. Some tunes are familiar and some tunes new. The public is invited to attend. A reception will follow in fellowship hall.Living Waters hosts SingspirationSEBRING Living Waters Church of God on Sparta Road will host Singspiration at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Come in for solos, duets, trios, and congregation al singing of some of the best South Gospel songs and hymns. Special guest singer for the show will be Darrell Young. SNAPSHOTS LOCAL RE L IGION Special to the News-SunSEBRING Unity Life Enrichment Centre is honored to host internationally renowned musical artist Armand and Angelina back to Highlands County on Sunday, April 6. This offering by the artists will be a workshop on playing the Native American Flute at 1 p.m. For centuries people have been mesmerized by the hypnotic sounds from these gentle, easy to play utes. This workshop is recommended whether you have a musical back ground or have always just wanted to play a musical instrument. Join us for a fun, magical experience of creativity and music. Flutes will be available for class use, and will also be available for purchase. The workshop is open to everyone and is offered on a $15 love offering basis. However, no one will be turned away. Armand explains the appeal of the Native American ute: These utes truly allow Spirit to ow through them and guide the utist to create their own melodies. Any one can play them since they are based on a minor pentatonic scale with no incorrect notes. Armand is an ordained musical minister, singer/songwriter/Native American autist. Angelina is a classically trained vocalist/classical guitarist. Her angelic voice will penetrate your heart with its enchanting beauty as she sings and chants her spirit afrming melodies. They have performed with Mar ianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsh, Alan Cohen, Gerald Jampolsky, Dan Millman, Swami Beyondananda, Steven Halpern and James Twyman. To hear these two perform, they will be at the Sunday Morning Celebration Service at Unitys Life Enrichment Centre, 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd. The Centre is between State Road 66 and Lake Jospehine Road on the way to Henscratch Farms. For more information, contact The Centre at 471-1122 or email Unity@Vistanet.net.Armand and Angelina return to SebringElders are Sandra Laufer and Howard Lewis. Deacons and servers are Carol Graves, Carol Chandler, Franny Goff and Marla Null. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Dongo will be the guest speaker at Sundays ser vice. Rev. Darrell A. Peer is the regular evangelist. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107 for information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Plain Truth, based on John 16:16-33. Special music will be provided by Mary Ann Fleagle. The adult Sunday school lesson is ti tled The First and the Last, based on Matthew 19:13-30. On Wednesday, there will be no Bible study. On Thursday, the Mens Fellowship meets at the Depot at 7 AM for break fast and returns to the church for a short Bible study and a work project. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). Call 453-3242 or check the website at avonparkapchurch.com.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Pastor John Bryant will bring the message and the Jubilee Bell Ringers will provide the special music. United Methodist Women will meet Tuesday with a guest speaker from the Change of Pace of Sebring. Food Drive items will be collected Sunday for the New Testament Mission. The church is down town at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church ofce for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The More Questions Jesus Asked series continues Sunday. The congregation meets at Sebring Hills Clubhouse.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Christian Arobics with scripture from I Thessalonians 5:12-22. The service will include Ernie Scheers singing But For The Grace of God and Gail Brockett singing Jesus Lives. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haas, lead pastor, will preach Sunday on the subject of Journey to the Cross The Blind Man, with the Scripture lesson from John 9:35-41. Youth Group led by Pastor Claude Burnett will have a game and pizza night. The church is at 500 Kent Ave., east of the Tower. For information, phone 465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled Walk as Children of Light based on Ephesians 5:8-14. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. Call 835-2405.New Life Evangelical Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Luke John Willitz will bring Sundays sermon, Not To Be Served, But To Serve, from Matthew 20:17-28. The church is at 3725 Hammock Road. Call 385-2293 or visit www.newlifesebring. com.St. John United Memorial ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Ronald De Genaro Jr.s ser mon topic will be The Sinners Friend. Biblical reference is from Luke 18:9-14.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon on Sunday will be Could You Not Watch With Me? There will be a special collection for the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home. Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. SNAPSHOTS CHURCH SERVICES CONTINUED FROM B7 Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN M C Y K

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www.newssun.comFriday, March 28, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 quilting days. Four residents started the Tangled Threads Quil ters and one of the founding members, Louise Fritz, asked Carol Wortelboer to join in the second year when the group had doubled in size. Wortelboer taught pre-school and rst grade and notes that many of the other members were also teachers who use their creative talents in quilting. Being a farm girl, and a 4-H member, Kay Smolek wanted to take her calf to the fair but had to learn to bake, cook and make clothing before her par ents would let her. She liked the cooking but not the sewing. After a career as a nurse (she really wanted to be a doctor) Smolek got serious about quilting in 2000. She has several UFOs (Unnished Objects). This year she nished a 31-year-old project and is now working on an 11-year-old quilt. Kay Thurston, chair of the Tangled Threads Quil ters, learned sewing from her grandmother who always had a quilt in progress. Looking at the quilts Grandma made with her old dress or her dads shirt carries Thurston back to another time. She reects on the fact that her grandma recycled before it was the thing to do and is appreciative of all the Tanglewood folks who donate unused fabric and batting to the group. Quilting may be an old skill, but it helps to keep these Tanglewood retir ees young as they work on their many group and individual projects. If youd like to develop a new hobby or practice old skills, make new friends and have a great time, think about joining the Tangled Threads Quilters. For more information, call Thurston at 991-5211. TANGLED FROM PAGE B1 Courtesy photoCaroline Lequin prepares her new machine to sew something beautiful. She makes quilting a priority in her retirement. Courtesy photoHer name may not be Vera, but Marilyn Bradley shows some of the items she has quilted. Bradley participated in the guilds Hours of Quilting event last week. Courtesy photoLeah Devlin (left) and Stella Trask enjoy conversation while putting their quilting skills to work. Courtesy photoCarol Ann Burrell says there is a job for everyone, regardless of their skill, when making group projects. Courtesy photoCarol Wortelboer joined during Tangled Threads second year. She, like many of the other members, was a teacher before retiring and putting her creative talents toward quilting. M C Y K

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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, March 28, 2014 www.newssun.com rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000331 DIVISION:SECTION 8 WELLS FARGO BANK,NA, Plaintiff(s), vs. EMILYE R.STONEROOK,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 27,2014,and entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-000331 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank,NA,is the Plaintiff and Emilye R.Stonerook,Tenant #1,Tenant #2,The Unknown Spouse of Emilye R.Stonerook,are defendants,the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870,Highlands County,Florida at 11:00 AM on the 15th day of April, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 10,OF CRESCENT HEIGHTS,A SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 2,3 AND 4,BLOCK 32,IN TOWN OF AVON PARK,SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 14,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; SAID LOTS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 411 W STATE ST AVON PARK FL 33825-3722 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County,Florida this 27th day of February,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 NR-002102F01 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 of Florida Relay Service 711.To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court,590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,Tel:(863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. March 21,28,2014 11:00 AM on the 11th day of April,2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 8,BLOCK M,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 43,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 11th day of March,2014. Robert W.Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k 10-08258 March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282010CA000282AOOOXX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GENE A.HENDRIX,JR.; MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; JODI L. HENDRIX; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 10th day of March,2014,and entered in Case No.282010CA000282AOOOXX,of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.is the Plaintiff and GENE A.HENDRIX,JR.,MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,JODI L.HENDRIX and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-90 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF LOIS A.CRAMMER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of LOIS A.CRAMMER, deceased,File Number PC 14-90,by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was September 13,2013; that the total value of the estate is $30,875.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Barbara S.Nash 614 East 8th Street Northampton,PA 18067 Lucy A.Reinsmith 5210 Mill Road Emmaus,PA 18049 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 28,2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Barbara S.Nash 614 East 8th Street Northampton,Pennsylvania 18067 /s/ Lucy A.Reinsmith 5210 Mill Road Emmaus,Pennsylvania 18049 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Address:lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 Avon Park,Florida 33826-0400 Tele:(863)453-4457 March 28; April 4,2014 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-00217 DIVISION: U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2010-1, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT A.LUNDY,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 10,2014 and entered in Case No. 28-2013-CA-00217 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2010-1 AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2010-1,is the Plaintiff and ROBERT A. LUNDY; JENNIFER LUNDY; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION,INC.; are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM,on the 11th day of April,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 100 FEET OF LOT 13, BLOCK R,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS: LOT 13,BLOCK R,SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA.LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 13,BLOCK R, SPRING-LAKE VILLAGE III,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13 A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 126.67 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 97.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 7533 VALENCIA ROAD,SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 11,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F12013611 NATIONSTAR-CONV-kpeterson-Team 4 F12013611 Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE,PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT (863)534-4690.IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,CALL TDD 1-800-955-8771 OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000438 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF JAMES R.RICH, DECEASED,ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,GRANTEES,DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,AND CREDITORS OF JAMES R.RICH,DECEASED,AND ALL CLAIMANTS,PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE,AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST JAMES R.RICH,DECEASED,OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown,but whose last known address was: 2803 POMPINO DR,SEBRING,FL 33870 -ANDTO:PATRICIA RICH A/K/A PATRICIA WASHINGTON,and all unknown parties claiming by,through,under or against the above named Defendant,who is not known to be dead or alive,whether said unknown parties claim as heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors,creditors,trustees,spouses,or other claimants Current Residence Unknown,but whose last known address was: 1880 N.CROTON ROAD,AVON PARK,FL 33825 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida,to-wit: LOT 721,SEBRING RIDGE SECTION C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 54,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 DOUGLAS C.ZAHM, P.A.,Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is 12425 28th Street North,Suite 200,St.Petersburg,FL 33716,on or before April 16, 2014 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action,and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,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 petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 10th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE LANDS County,Florida,wherein U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC,ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-AC7, is the Plaintiff,and,RICHARDSON,MARK LEE,et.al.,are Defendants,I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at,JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S.COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING,FL 33870,at the hour of 11:00 A.M.on the 15th day of April,2014,the following described property: LOT 19,ROLFE'S SUNSET BAY SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 24,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Sebring,Highlands County, Florida this 13th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk 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.Please contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 590 S COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870, 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. 19941.2854/AHarris March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001083 U.S.BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC,ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-AC7, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARDSON,MARK LEE,et.al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 28-2012-CA-001083 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.14-CP-92 IN RE:ESTATE OF LINSLEY OSMOND WALKER A/K/A LINDSLEY WALKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LINSLEY OSMOND WALKER A/K/A LINDSLEY WALKER,deceased,whose date of death was May 10,2013; File Number 14-CP-92, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 28,2014. GLADYS WALKER Personal Representative 704 West State Street Avon Park,FL 33825 Derek B.Alvarez,Esquire FBN:114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com Anthony F.Diecidue,Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS ALVAREZ DIECIDUE,P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa,Florida 33609 Phone:(813)254-4744 Fax: (813)254-5222 March 28; April 2,2014 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. 13-018367 March 21,28,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO:12-000219-CA BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,L.P., Plaintiff, vs. MARTHA P.CARTER,et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Non Jury Trial of Foreclosure dated January 29,2014 entered in Civil Case No.: 12-000219-CA of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,Robert W.Germaine,Clerk of the Circuit Court,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Highlands County Courthouse,430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870 in the Jury Assembly Room located in the basement at 11:00 am on the 9th day of April,2014 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 27,BLOCK 21,SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES,REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BLOCK 9, SECTION ``A'',ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGES 20,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4th day of February,2014. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W.Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM OR SERVICE OF THE STATE COURTS SYSTEM,YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AT (863)534-4686 (VOICE),(863)534-7777 (TDD) OR (800)955-8770 (FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE), IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. CASE NO.13000935GCAXMX LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS,INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY A CCESS,INC. PLAINTIFF, VS. BETTY B.CURRY,ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION To:Betty B.Curry and Unknown Spouse of Betty B.Curry RESIDENCE:UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:115 Orange Road NE,Lake Placid,FL 33852 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 25,IN BLOCK 54,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, A T PAGE 68,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 this action,on Gladstone Law Group,P.A.,attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 1499 W.Palmetto Park Rd.,Suite 300,Boca Raton,FL 33486,and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice,either before April 22,2014 or immediately thereafter,otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The News-Sun. DATED: Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of the Court If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,a t no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Office of the Court Administrator at 863-534-4686,255 North Broadway Avenue,Bartow,FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. March 21,28,2014 1050Legals

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Ref req Call/text 786-285-5026 6300Unfurnished Houses 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsNEWLY RENOVATEDsinglewide mobile home, fenced, on large lot, 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, $650 mo., $500 security. 863-658-4264 or 305-522-5024. RENTED!! 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. No lot rent. 2/2, carport, screen room, covered patio. Close to Hospital. Furnished. $32,000 OBO. 4800 Al Hambra Ave., Sebring. 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. AVON 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 WantedREHAB AIDFULL TIME Royal Care of Avon Park's Rehab Department is expanding and currently has a new position available for a FT Rehab Aid. The candidate must have a C.N.A. certificate, must be extremely organized, and be able to perform various clerical and computer tasks. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863) 453-6674. DFWP, M/F. EOE. EYE EXPRESSSebring Ophthalmology & Optometry Join our family for exciting opportunities! We are currently looking for individuals that have wonderful inter-personal 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 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 LAWN MAINTENANCE workers needed to run mowers & trimmers, exp. only. 863-385-6768 LOCAL EPISCOPALCHURCH seeking an Organist/Choir Director. Call 863-385-7649 for details. 2100Help WantedMANAGER -CIRCLE THEATRE Full-time employment opportunity: Manager of the beautiful newly renovated Circle Theatre in historic downtown Sebring. Salary is competitive. Employment hours are flexible, requiring some evening and weekend work. The Executive Committee of the Champion for Children Foundation will interview all finalists that are selected from the pool of applicants. This position will report directly to the CEO. Strong leadership qualities are essential. An associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred but not required. Applicants should have at least 5 years of proven management and administrative experience. The Circle Theatre Manager will oversee operations and supervise all aspects of the Circle Theatre, including events, Sweet Shoppe, personnel, volunteers, facilities and children's programs. The successful applicant must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, focused and detail oriented. Computer skills are a must. We are looking for a dynamic team player and a problem solver. Marketing, networking, public presentations, financial management & event planning are important requirements of this professional job. Send resume and references, postmarked by March 31, 2014 to: Champion for Children Foundation, P.O. Box 7125, Sebring, Fl 33872-0103 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE NO.2013-660 The Town of Lake Placid gives notice that it shall hold a public hearing and consider adopting an ordinance at its meetings on the 14th day of April 2014 and the 12th day of May,2014 both commencing at 5:30 p.m.in the Town Hall,311 West Interlake Boulevard,Lake Placid,Florida entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA,REPEALING SECTIONS 95-1,95-2,95-3,95-4,95-5 AND 95-6; AND ADOPTING SECTIONS 95-11 THROUGH 95-34,INCLUSIVE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. There shall be no separate classifications of businesses under the Ordinance.The initial rate for all business classifications shall be $35.00 per year. A copy of the proposed ordinance may be obtained at the Town Hall,311 West Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid,Florida. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the Lake Placid Town Council regarding a matter considered at the meeting,he will need a record of the proceedings.He may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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 Town Clerk,(863)699-3747,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8770. Notice is given this 27 day of March 2014. TOWN OF LAKE PLACID,a Florida municipal corporation Attest:Eva Cooper Hapeman,Town Clerk March 28; April 2,2014 ************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.JP13-000474-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: Z.T. 07/13/2011 Minor children DOB SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON:DOB:4/16/1957Address UnknownYOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above-styled Court by the Department of Children & Families,seeking the termination of your parental rights to: Z.T. a white female child born July 13,2011 mother Cara Anne Parnell and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Sheryl D.Snodgrass,a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County,State of Florida,on the 30th day of April,2014 at 10:00 A.M.,at the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida,Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALL Y APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.``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,590 South Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 (863) 402-6565 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call (TDD) (1-800-955-8771) or Voice (V) (1-800-955-8770).'' ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK DATED THIS 3RD DAY OF MARCH,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Lisa J.Bass Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal) March 28; April 4,11,18,2014 Century Storage Bayview 2609 Bayview St. Sebring,FL 33870 (863) 386-0880 Notice of this Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at Century Storage Bayview 2609 Bayview Street,Sebring,FL 33870 on 04/04/14 at 11:00 AM.Contents are to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. Unit Number Tenant Name A091 Carastro,Jake C225 Spurlock,Sandra C226 Tarter,Katie C234 Gammill,Norma D240 Taylor,Frederick Neal G497 Rizo,Roberto H560 Francisco,Nelivelisse Sale is being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash Only.Contents to be removed within 48 hours of the sale. March 21,28,2014 Fax:(863) 402-5425 E-Mail:charlotte@stonelawgroupfl.com Secondary E-Mail: kelly@stonelawgroupfl.com Person Giving Notice: Brian M.Senters 411 Lynch Street Flint Michigan 48503 March 28; April 4,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-102 IN RE:ESTATE OF STEPHEN M.SENTERS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of STEPHEN M.SENTERS, deceased,File Number PC 14-102,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was May 24 ,2013; that the total value of the estate is $15,000.00 and that the name and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order is Brian M.Senters, 411 Lynch Street,Flint,Michigan 48503. A LL INTERESTED PARTIES 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 A PPLICABLE 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 28,2014. A ttorney for Person Giving Notice Charlotte C.Stone A ttorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number:21297 3200 US Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-5424 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-100 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF DONALD L.JONES a.k.a.DONALD LEE JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONALD L.JONES a.k.a DONALD LEE JONES,deceased,whose date of death was January 29,2014,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-9551,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 28,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Shirley Traci a.k.a.Shirlee Tracy 1635 Melaleucia Lane Ft.Myers,Florida 33901 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Address:lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 A von Park,Florida 33826-0400 Telephone:(863)453-4457 March 28; April 4,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2008-CA-001020 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, A S SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. BOADIL ZAMORA AND ILIANA ALVARES,et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 5, 2009,and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-001020 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein THE BANK OF NEW Y ORK MELLON,AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST,is the Plaintiff and BOADIL ZAMORA; ILIANA ALVARES; BANK OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,the Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on April 11,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 6,BLOCK 13,OF LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION ONE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of March,2014. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,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; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 13-14387 March 21,28,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:28-2012-CA-000125 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DARYL N.LARSON; MADONNA M. LARSON; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment.Final Judgment was awarded on in Civil Case No. 28-2012-CA-000125,of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.,is the Plaintiff,and DARYL N.LARSON; MADONNA M.LARSON; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court,Robert Germaine,will sell to the highest bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FL 33870,at 11:00 A.M.on the 9th day of April,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: LOT 6 OF BLOCK G IN SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II SUBDIVISION,CITY OF SEBRING, COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS,IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS RECORDED IN MB 9,PG 43. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 4,2014. Robert Gemaine,Clerk Highlands County,Florida,Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 1175-2656B IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863) 534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 21,28,2014 rf AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036344 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00036343

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Page S4 BPT Investing in home improvements is a smart idea when youre thinking of putting your home on the market. So where is the best place to spend your money? While it may be tempting to make cosmetic home improvements in cluding decorating touches or fresh coats of paint, upgrading vital home systems such as heating and cooling can really pay off. In fact, making smart improvements can help you save money on your utility bills now, while increasing your homes value to potential buyers later on down the road. Heating and cooling is one of a homes biggest costs, accounting for more than half the average homes utility costs, according to energy.gov, which means it makes good sense to make efciency improvements that positively impact your budget every month. And for the long term, poten tial buyers want assurance that basic home systems, including heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical, are in working order before they buy, RealEstate.com reports. Heating and cooling: On average, you should consider replacing your heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system every 10 years in order to take advantage of the latest energy-saving technologies and cost efciencies. Replacing your old system with a Seasonal Energy Efciency Ratio (SEER) of up to 20.00, such as American Standards AccuComfort Platinum ZV air conditioner, can save you up to 60 percent on your annual cooling costs. Home automation: You can also stay ahead of the real estate curve and provide additional value for your home through the use of advanced home automation technology. For in stance, Nexia Home Intelligence enables you to remotely manage multiple features and functions of your home including heating and cooling, as well as door looks, indoor and outdoor live video surveillance and storage, lights and shades, via any Web-enabled computer, smartphone or tablet. A programmable control: Another way to reduce energy consumption is to install a programmable HVAC control, which can save up to 15 percent compared to traditional non-programmable thermostats. The American Standard AccuLink Platinum ZV Control makes it easier than ever to monitor the indoor and outdoor temperatures of your home. You can also monitor heating and cooling use over time, so you can manage energy and comfort even further. Home inspection, repair and advice: As you look ahead to warmer weather for making home improvements, remember that now is an ideal time to purchase a new home comfort system. A qualied HVAC dealer can perform an inspection, advise you on preventative maintenance and make recommendations on systems that best t your homes needs.Increasing resale value is easy when you save smartly BPTA programmable HVAC control can save up to 15 percent on your electricity bill.

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Page S5 BPTWhen selling a house, the mantra for most is neutral, neutral, neutral. To help potential new owners envision themselves moving in, real estate experts remind sellers to de-per sonalize their homes. That means removing family photos and mementos and replacing favorite color schemes with more vanilla shades and hues. So as a new homeowner, how do you begin to de-neutralize your new house to make it your new home?Color your worldIts a pretty safe bet that as the previous homeowners were prepar ing to sell, they went through the house and repainted with shades of beige or gray. While nice for an open house, these colors can be a little impersonal. Its also likely the homeowners didnt invest in the highest quality paint, saving that money for their new home. Therefore, one of the best ways to make your mark is by giving rooms a fresh coat of paint. Choose colors that reect your personality and style, and dont be afraid to select bolder hues. Dark er, more vibrant colors work well, especially for accent walls or rooms that could use some drama, like your guest bath. Spend the money on a premium paint to ensure you see excellent hide (the paints ability to conceal the color under it) and coverage (how far you can paint with a gallon). Treat your windows wellWhen it comes to the oors, most real estate agents advise their clients to replace carpeting before the house goes on the market, particularly if its worn or on the more colorful side. As a result, you can hold off on the expense of putting in new carpet and instead look at window treatments. Once you paint, the blinds, cur tains or cornice boards that were part of the open house staging ef forts may not t in with your decor. Consider the function you need from window treatments. Do you need to create privacy as well as style? Is blocking light essential, like in a bedroom, or would sheer drapes be an option? Will the treatments be used in a childs room, making cord less blinds important? Examining the function will help you determine the type of window treatment to select. Once you decide what type of window treatment is best suited for a particular room and window, you can begin to look at fabrics and col ors that complement your paint choice and provide your new home with a ne nishing touch.Bring in your belongingsDuring the open house, you used your imagination to picture where your family heirlooms and prized possessions would be placed. Now, its time to turn that picture into a reality. Collect your photos, mirrors, art work and other objects. Then look around your new house to create a blueprint of what to hang or place, and where. Sticky notes provide an easy method for remembering where items will reside. To create your desired look, you may need to replace photo matting or frames to match or contrast with new paint colors. Youll also want to look at room features, like replaces or angled walls and ceilings, and position ob jects to highlight them, rather than hide them.Nix the neutrals: Undoing open house decor to make a new home your own

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Page S7 BPTYouve probably heard the saying: Your home is your castle. But if your current home or the home youre thinking of buying feels more like the servants quar ters than the royal palace, you may need to plan a renovation. At times like these its easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward, but take a moment to plan your overall strategy. Youll nd that, much like your future castle, your renovation project will benet from a solid foundation. You can build your foundation by accomplishing these important tasks.Talk to a renovation specialistAcquiring a renovation loan allows you to nance your new home mortgage and your renovation plans into a single loan. And an important aspect of the renovation loan to re member is that its a product in which the loan is based on the value of the home after its been improved. If you are renovating your existing home, you can use the loan to renance your existing mortgage and make the renovation updates. Many consumers are not aware of the opportunities with renovation nancing because not every lender offers this option, said Bill Trees, national renovation program manager, Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo is the nations leader in renovation nancing. We serve all customers from rst time homebuyers to repeat buyers, and have a team of specially trained home mortgage consultants across the country that only focus on renovation lending. Speaking with a renovation lender can help you build your nancial foundation for your renovation project.Shop around for the right contractorIf you plan to use a contractor for your project, its important to select the right one. But how do you decide on a contractor? Research is important. Many contractors will provide you with a couple of references but this isnt always a fool-proof solution. These references could be relatives or friends of the contractor. References can be helpful but dont rely on it exclusively. Dig deeper by traveling to the site of the contractors current job. Are the clients happy? Has the contractors work met expectations and budget? Has the contractor nished benchmarks on time? These are all important questions to ask. You can also inquire about the contractors work on social media and professional referral websites.Finalize your visionSelecting the proper renovation specialist and contractor are key to your project, but both of these professionals will be able to provide you better service if you have a vision for what the project entails. You may not know exactly how much the project will cost, but you should have a budget in mind. If your contractor asks questions about layout or wall prefer ences, be ready to make the decisions and guide him or her toward your goals. Approaching the project with a plan will eliminate miscommunication and regrets later. Renovating a new or exist ing property can be an exciting time, and establishing the proper foundation for the project can help you pass inspections and build the home youve always wanted. You can learn more about Laying a good foundation for home improvement success BPTFinding the right contractor requires research and checking references.

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Page S8 BPT Nearly everyone has a home improvement impossible dream an inground pool in a postage-stampsized backyard or a professional-grade kitchen on a $5,000 budget. Some homeowners might say their cant-do renovation is adding a bathroom in an impossible space. But enterprising homeowners and contractors are using a long-proven technology to creatively add bathrooms in a variety of locations once considered impossible for plumbing. Above-the-oor plumbing, also known as up-ush plumbing, has been a dependable alternative for homeowners who wanted to add a bathroom where breaking into con crete ooring makes conventional plumbing laborious and costly. In the South, Southwest and West, many homes are built on concrete slabs, so above-the-oor plumb ing is a natural solution for adding a ground-oor bathroom, says contractor Mario Rink of Mechanical Solutions LLC in Culpeper, Va. Rink has long used a macerating toilet and plumbing system by Sanio to help his clients create bathrooms where none existed before. Its also a great alternative in a range of other set tings where traditional plumbing can be problematic, such as the raised homes you see in shore towns and southern bayous, or historic homes. Macerating systems use a pump to reduce waste and paper from the toilet and send it under high pres sure through piping directly into the septic or sewer system. No waste is stored, and the systems are low-cost compared to traditional plumbing. If youve dreamed of adding a bathroom, but thought it was impossible, here are ve impossible scenarios where above-the-oor plumbing may be the solution:Slab constructionOwners of slab-built homes may hesitate to cut into the concrete foundation in order to accommodate conventional plumbing. No matter how careful a contractor is when cutting into concrete, a variety of problems can arise from unexpected obstruc tions to poor-tting patches and even stress cracks. Cut and patched concrete is simply never as strong as concrete that has never been cut, Rink notes. Upush plumbing eliminates the need to cut into a slab and possibly compromise its integrity.Historic homesOpening walls or oors to accommodate piping may jeopardize historic elements, such as original wood ooring or plaster walls. Systems like Sanios macerating toilet and plumbing technology eliminate the need to cut through a oor to install new drainage, while minimizing the impact on walls as well. The system also ts easily into small areas like a closet or the dead space behind a stairway, meaning homeowners dont have to give up any room and compromise the ow of their historic homes in order to add a bathroom.Raised homesSouthern bayou and beach towns often boast charming raised homes. Adding a bathroom to the lowest oor of a raised home can be problematic; conventional plumbing pipes may detract from the aesthetic value of the space beneath the home, which is often used for car ports, porches and decks. Up-ush plumbing eliminates the need for unsightly pipes.Warehouse rehabsIn cities across the country, abandoned warehouses have found new life as condos and apartments. Heavy brick construction especially in historic warehouse buildings can make adding traditional plumbing difcult. Above-the-oor plumbing eliminates the need to cut into or remove bricks, and allows renovators to install at tractive, cozy bathrooms in smaller spaces. A home in the clouds or one that cleans itself may still be pipe dreams. But thanks to up-ush plumbing, adding a bathroom doesnt have to be an impossible dream.Got an impossible space? The no-fail way to turn it into a bathroom BPTAbove-oor plumbing can eliminate a lot of the problems associated with adding a bathroom.

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Page S10 BPTWith many real estate industry watchers predicting 2014 will be a sellers market, you may think you wont need to do much to sell your home this spring. Not so fast while more buyers are likely to be com peting for homes, that doesnt mean theyre willing to settle for less than perfect. In fact, coming out of the real estate crash of a few years ago, buy ers have learned the importance of getting the maximum value for their home investment. While home prices are expected to rise in 2014, buyers continue to have high expectations. Homes that meet buyers lists of must-haves and would-love-to-have features will be positioned to sell more quickly and closer to or above list price, experts say. So what are homebuyers looking for in 2014?Whole-home, beautiful energy efficient featuresIn the earliest days of the efciency trend, many buyers would have settled for a house that reduced heating and cooling costs through good insulation, or cut electricity bills with energy-sipping appliances. Modern buyers, however, are interested in homes that take a holistic approach to energy efciency. That means supplementing energy savings with more thoughtful features like daylighting and natural ventilation through energy-efcient skylights, using solar-powered water heaters, and employing intelligent controls for sky lights, other lighting and heating/ cooling systems. Buyers want energy-efcient up grades that also offer high aesthetic appeal in addition to functionality, making features like ENERGY STAR-qualied skylights particularly popular. In fact, 55 percent of home buyers in a National Association of Home Builders survey said skylights are desirable or essential. Skylight manufacturer VELUX America notes that installing no-leak, solar-powered fresh air (venting) skylights not only enhances indoor air quality, but can boost energy efciency, working in concert with windows. Add remote-controlled, solar-powered blinds and skylight energy perfor mance ratings can improve as much as 45 percent. And solar powered sky lights and blinds, as well as the installation costs, are eligible for a 30 per cent Federal tax credit.Smarter size and spaceWhile buyers will always look to get the most bang for their buck, many are deciding that bang does not necessarily mean bigger. The great recession saw many families downsize into smaller homes with more manageable mortgages. Even with the economy moving again, many homeowners have found they like the efciency and utility of smaller, more purposeful spaces. The functionality of a room is now as important as its size. Buyers will continue to embrace rooms that make the most of the space available, such as compact kitchens that maxi mize storage, smaller bathrooms that optimize lighting efciency and privacy, while saving wall space through use of skylights, and open rooms that serve multiple purposes. To see how skylights would look in any room in your home, get a skylight planner app, take pictures in your home, and overlay skylights and blinds on the images with a few clicks.Aging-in-place potentialAs more baby boomers approach and enter their golden years, homebuyers are looking toward the future and seeking homes that offer the potential of allowing them to age in place. In demand are home features that not only look good now (such as an open oor plan or larger bathroom) but that can be easily adapted for older occupants who may face challenges with mobility, vision and other age-related issues. A range of home features t the bill, including ground-oor bedrooms, ample natural lighting to enhance vision, open oor plans that minimize obstacles to mobility, larger bathrooms that can easily be tted with grab bars, kitchens with age-friendly features such as touch faucets, and smaller yards with lower maintenance requirements. While higher demand and less inventory are likely to make 2014 a better year for sellers than buyers, if youre selling your home, knowing what buyers are looking for can help ensure a faster, more rewarding sale in any market.Meeting buyer demands in a sellers market BPTEnergy Star-qualied solar powered fresh air skylights and solar powered designer blinds add style while providing natural light, passive ventilation and privacy.

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