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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Anytime Fitness holds grand opening in Lake Placid NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 A sight to see: Tanglewood resident gives hair to Locks of LoveB7Layner belts pair of homers as South Florida cruisesA7 VOL. 95 NO. 40 Partly sunny and a little breezy High 77 Low 55 Details on B12Business ................ A7 Celebrations ............. B6 Chefs Corner ........... B3 Classi eds .............. B9 Clubs ....................... B5 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 State News ............. A8 Viewpoints .............. A5 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Ditch the oven and use your slow cooker instead B1 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, April 9-10, 2014 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING It was billed as a Roast and Toast for former Sebring mayor George Hensley but it turned out to be more of a version of This is Your Life. Emcee Don Elwell began the event by rolling out the chair that Hensley had used in the Sebring City Council Chambers for better than a decade, then handing him a gavel. We thought youd like to use this one more time, Elwell told the former mayor. Hensley began the evening recounting how he rst arrived in Sebring from Burnsville, N.C., and telling how he met the girl that later became his wife the former Nancy Heacock. On his rst trip to the City on the Circle, Hensley said he had arrived in the early morning hours and had fallen asleep in a All toast and no roast for HensleyFormer mayor lauded as he heads into retirement Courtesy photoFormer Sebring Mayor George Hensley (left) listens to newly elected Mayor John Shoop as he shares his memories of Hensley during Hensleys Roast and Toast celebration Saturday evening at the Jack Stroup Civic Center. SEE HENSLEY | A4 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterAVON PARK Local schools can look for more home-grown teachers after South Florida State Colleges Monday announcement that the college will offer a bachelor of science degree in elementary education (BSEE) beginning in the fall semester. The announcement came as a huge breath of fresh air to local administrators and educators, who have heard rumblings of the addition for the past several months. Deputy Superintendent of Highlands County School District Dr. Rodney Hollinger said that the colleges plan is a much-needed addition Highlands County. Our (school district) interest in this is that a lot of folks are going to be getting a four year degree. Its going to produce more homegrown, local teachers and that is bene cial for us, Hollinger said. We are constantly having to recruit out of the county. This is going to be much better. I guess you could say its a win-win, Hollinger said. Jodi Lee, manager of the Human Resources, Recruitment and Professional Development Department echoed Hollingers feelings. For Highlands County its a winwin, Lee said. We are very excited about this. Its going to be great to be able to keep more people in our district, thats a win for everybody. Its hard to draw people here from out of county. When they already have a connection to Highlands Prospective teachers will soon be able to get degree at SFSC Katara Simmons/News-SunSouth Florida State College computer programming student Judge Brown of Sebring works on his laptop Tuesday morning on the campus in Avon Park. The college will offer a bachelor of science degree in elementary education starting in the fall semester. Home-grown education BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Capt. Randy LaBelle, head of the Criminal Investigations Unit for the Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce, has been placed on paid leave, pending an investigation. Chief Deputy Mark Schrader said Tuesday that LaBelle was placed on leave on April 2, but didnt have any further details to release about the complaint or investigation. We wont comment on the details until We are constantly having to recruit out of the county. This is going to be much better. I guess you could say its a win-winRodney Hollinger deputy superintendentSEE TEACHERS | A6A9 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Even though citizens liked the idea of renaming Memorial Field after civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they still would have liked a street named after him, too. The City Council did not agree. The Avon Park City Council, without discussion, opted to just rename the sports complex. Mayor Sharon Schuler said after the vote that it was the better option because it wouldnt require anyone in the city to change residential or business Avon Park to rename Memorial Field after MLKDecision not to pick street angers members of NAACP Katara Simmons/News-SunAvon Park is renaming Memorial Field Sports Complex for civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You have streets named after your heroes. No discussion? Thats railroadingAljoe Hinson local NAACP presidentSEE MLK | A6HCSO captain on leave during investigation LABELLESEE LABELLE | A6

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A2 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday April 9, 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 entr y ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Sun Newspa pers. Reproduction in whole or in par t is forbidden without the writ ten permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publica tion becomes the property of the ne wspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as re printed, published and used in all media. P ostmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A ccC C U RA cC YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its ne ws stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the news room at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. If you ha ve 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. OO FFI cC 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 scSC RIPTION RATE sS Home 12 mos. T ax T otal $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. T ax T otal $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. T ax T otal $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Y our 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. Subscriber s 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. OO BITUARIE sS ANA N D AA N NOUN c C E MENT sS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@newssun.com Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.com PP LA cC E A CLA ssS S I FIE dD Ad AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 385-6155, ext. 505 or (863) 314-9876 RETAILRETAIL AdAD VERTI sS INGMitch Collins 386-5626 mitch.collins@newssun.com Vickie Watson 386-5631 vickie.watson@newssun.com Terri Lee 386-5628 terri.lee@newssun.com LL EGAL Ad AD VERTI sS INGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 legals@newssun.com NN EW sS 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@ ne wssun.com Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@newssun. com Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ newssun.com. ROMON a A W aA SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERY LL OTTOSaturday, April 5 9-23-24-38-40-47 X-5 Todays Jackpot: $31 million PP OWERBALLSaturday, April 5 11-21-26-33-34 PB-29 X-5 Todays Jackpot: $80 million MM EGA MM ONEYFriday, April 4 10-16-17-38 PB-4 Tuesdays Jackpot: $1 million MM EGA MM ILLION sS Friday, April 4 1-10-15-41-54 PB-9 X-2 Tuesdays Jackpot: $15 million CA sS H 3 Saturday, April 5 Day: 6-0-5 Night: 1-9-3 Sunday, April 6 Day: 0-5-8 Night: 6-9-1 Monday, April 7 Day: 2-6-1 Night: 6-9-4 PP LAY 4Saturday, April 5 Day: 4-2-2-0 Night: 9-7-7-0 Sunday, April 6 Day: 1-5-7-6 Night: 3-3-7-8 Monday, April 7 Day: 8-7-1-0 Night: 0-4-4-9 FF ANTA sS Y 5 Saturday, April 5 8-10-11-24-33 Sunday, April 6 9-13-21-28-31 Monday, April 7 3-4-13-26-29Wine Walk is FridaySEBRING Destination Downtown Sebring (DDS) continues its celebration of Spring with an April Wine Walk on Friday from 5-8 / p.m. Participating galler ies, stores and boutiques will featur e one-of-a-kind art, home decor, jewelry and gifts available for pur chase as well as music, en tertainment, exhibits and special dr awings. Pick up the list of par ticipating Wine Walk mer chants and organizations at the Highlands Art League s Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop (1989 Lakeview Dr). Stroll the Circle and the Cultural Center while participat ing merchants provide fr ee wine. No purchase is necessary. Visit www.Destination DowntownSebring.com for details. This event is co-sponsored by the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).Military Sea Services Museum sets garage saleSEBRING The Military Sea Services Museum will hold a ga rage sale at 1402 Roseland A ve. between 8 / a.m. and 4 / p.m. Friday and Saturday.Pancake breakfast at Sebring HillsSEBRING There will be a pancake breakfast from 8-10 / a.m. Saturday at the Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee or tea you want for only $3 for members and $3.50 for non-members.Calvarys Hill Quartet to sing at DeesSEBRING Calvarys Hill Quartet will pres ent a free Christian gospel concert at Dees P lace Restaurant, 138 N. Ridgewood Drive, at 6 / p.m. on Saturday. The food and concert are free but donations are greatly appreciated. Call 863-471-2228 for reservations. Seats ll up quickly.Gun raffle to support APHS Project GraduationAVON PARK A gun rafe is planned to support Avon Park High School Project Graduation. To see the AR-15 gun rafe, visit Boom Booms Guns and Ammo in Sebring. Tickets are $10. Contact Doreen Pearlman at 4430602 or tickets can be pur chased at Boom Booms.Memory Loss TT a pes being shown in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is showing the HBO Alzheimers Project: Memory Loss Tapes at Lake Placid Memorial Library, 205 West Interlake Blvd from 2-4 / p.m. on Thursday. The Alzheimers Project-Memory Loss Tapes shows the devas tating experience of memory loss from the point of view of the person with the disease as shown on HBO. This documentary is for caregivers taking care of a loved one with de mentia and for the gener al public. Ther e is no charge to at tend. This documentary is for caregivers, family members, and anyone else who is inter ested in learning more about Dementia/Alzheimers Disease and the services that may be needed. Call 863-385-3444 or email canalesc@alz gulf.org or call the library 699-3705. RR PAC meeting A pril 17SEBRING There will be an RPAC (Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee) meeting Thursday, April 17, at 2 / p.m. in the Sports Complex concession building at 216 Sheriffs Tower Road, Sebring. The public is invited to attend.VPK registration under waySEBRING Registration is under way for Busy Kids Creative Learning Centers 2014 free summer volun tary pre-kindergarten pr ogram. VPK is a free program to prepare every Florida child for kindergarten. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014 and have not pre viously completed a VPK pr ogram. Busy Kids is at 922 Persimmon Ave. For more information, call Anne Lang or Kathi Borecky at 386-0808 or email busykidssebring@ yahoo.com. SNAPs S HOTs S LL O c C AL N N EW sS Special to the News-SunSEBRING An Earth Day celebration will be held at the Bert J. Har ris Jr. Agricultural Center from 8:15 / a.m. until 12:15 / p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The morning of infor mative sessions will be fr ee. Each of the speak ers will talk about some issue of sustainable liv ing and the impact on jobs and the local econ omy. Trends like ener gy efciency, sustainable far ming and biofuels will have an impact on ed ucation, business and go vernment. The Earth Day presentations will show what local peo ple involved in various aspects of sustainabili ty consider most impor tant to the Heartland. P resentations include: %  Florida Friendly Landscaping by Da vid Austin, Highlands C ounty urban horti cultural agent, UF Agriculture Extension (http://highlands .ifas. u.edu) %  World Hunger: Cul ture and How It Relates to the Small F armer by Phil Mur phy, executive director, H.E.A.R.T. Institute at W arner University (http://heart-institute. org/) %  Permaculture: Life in Fertile Soil by Josh Jamison, instructor and agriculture man ager, H.E.A.R.T. Institute %  Aquatic Ecosys tems: Water Quality & Q uality of Life by Clell Ford, Highlands County lake manager %  Sustainable Systems: Making Green by Sav ing Green by Elmer H all, DIBA, Strate gic Business Planning C o. (www.SBPlan.com and www.SustainZine. com) %  Renewable Energy: Biofuels Jobs and Edu cation by Beth Burch, P h.D., lead instructor of bioenergy educa tion, SFSC Division of A pplied Sciences and Technologies (www. SouthFlorida.edu) %  Economic Develop ment: Green Jobs and G reen Business by Stephen Weeks, execu tive director, EDC/IDA (www .HighlandsEDC. com) Please call the Ag Ex tension Ofce for reser vations at 402-6540.Earth Day education to be offered in Sebring Special to the News-SunLAKE BUENA VISTA Sara Canali, of Sebring, was selected as second runner up in the Ms. Wheelchair Florida Pag eant on Saturday, April 5. C anali, 27, compet ed against six other contestants from around the state in the two-day event. Canali competed last year for the rst time. Have you ever judged a book by its cover alone and found out later that you had passed up a great story? They say dont judge a book by its cover; well I say dont judge a person by his or her disability, Cana li said in her opening of her speech at the pag eant. C anali was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth and she has an au ditory processing disor der. She attends South F lorida State College in Avon Park where she is majoring in liberal arts in hopes of working in the graph design eld. She participates in Spe cial STARS, Aktion Club of H ighlands County and Miracle League Baseball. Ms. Wheelchair Flor ida is an opportunity for women who use wheel chairs to successfully educate and advocate for the 54 million Amer i cans living with disabilities. These women will also be able to sho w case and highlight their inner str engths and ac complishments, said S hari D. Wilson, who is the state coordinator for Ms. Wheelchair Florida and also the winner of Ms. Wheelchair Florida in 2008. The pageant contes tants participated in var ious workshops on Friday and early Saturday befor e competing Satur day evening. The workshops covered disability policies, relationships and sexuality self-con dence and health and w ellness. The contestants each chose a platform on a topic that they wanted to see improved in their communities for peo ple with disabilities. They each pr epared and pre sented their speeches befor e four judges. The judges then interviewed each contestant by ask ing four questions. C analis platform speech was based on educating the public to think about the person rst instead of focusing on their disability. We may have disabili ties, but it doesnt give us an inability to succeed or contribute to our com munity, Canali said dur ing her speech. Like that tatter ed book you might be tempted to overlook, look beyond the cov er and explore the pages within. You might just nd a beautiful stor y. The keynote speaker was Chelsie Hill of Pacif ic Grove, Calif., who was par alyzed after a car ac cident at the age of 17. The dr iver of her vehicle was drunk. She and her father formed the Walk and Roll Foundation, a non-prot organization dedicated to educating teens on distracted driv ing. S he is a cast mem ber on Sundance channels reality show Push G irls. Since she loved to dance, she founded of one of the worlds biggest wheelchair dance teams in the world made up of seven like-minded girls. Hill served as one of the judges. Stephanie Woodward of Miami was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Flori da 2014. The rst runner up was E rika Miller of Al tamonte Springs, and C ody Bowman of Venice was Ms. Congeniality.Canali gets 2nd runner-up SS hines in second year at Ms. W W heelchair Florida Pageant Courtesy photoSara Canali of Sebring (left) shows off her second runner-up plaque for the Ms. Wheelchair Florida Pageant as she talks to the pageants keynote speaker and judge Chelsie Hill. News-Sun staffSEBRING A 12-year-old girl reported missing early Monday morning r eturned home more than two hours later. The Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce Special Victims Unit is investigating to nd out why she decided to leav e home before dawn. A 911 call at 3 / a.m. Monday reported the girl miss ing from her home on Candler Terrace in S pring Lake in Sebring, according to Nell Hays, public information ofcer for the Sheriffs Ofce. Deputies arrived and used K-9 units and the Polk County Sheriffs Ofce helicopter to locate her. However, after deputies had searched for two hours, the girl returned safe and was found, unharmed, in the back yard, Hays said. No further details are available at this time, Hays said.Missing girl returns home in two hours

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 AL#9756 Bunny PicturesOPEN TO THE PUBLIC!Dont ght the crowds at the Malls. Join us at Crown Pointe Assisted Living Facility for Easter Bunny Pictures! Monday, April 14th 5pm-7pm at 5005 Sun n Lake Blvd., just one mile down from the hospital.863-386-1060www.cpcommunities.com BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Sebring re ghters made short work of a re that nearly burned through a support beam Monday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300. No one was injured and the damage was minimal, said Post Commander Mike Norris. However, he is going to have to more strict with members about their discarded cigarettes. Its believed thats how the re started. Fire Chief Brad Batz has ruled the re as accidental. Reports came into the Sebring Fire Department at approximately 1:30 p.m. of smoke coming from the building. Batz said when his crews hear that, its usually because the members are having a cook-out on the back deck, but this time the report was for smoke from the front of the building. Fire ghters arrived and found a hot spot in a wall immediately south of the front walkway, behind some palms and shrubs. After cutting a 2-footsquare hole in the stucco, they found a 10-by-10inch support beam under the building was on re. It was burnt almost in two, Batz told Norris. Youll want to get that replaced. Norris, not happy about the damage, was relieved it wasnt worse. It all can be replaced, except the people, Norris said. The building at 1041 Lakeview Drive was built from two repurposed 1945 army barracks from Henderson Field, now Sebring Regional Airport and Sebring International Raceway, said Dan Musselman, one of the posts members. The wood in the walls and oors is old and dry, he said, which is why members voted to ban smoking inside the building. He and others said the building had another cigarette catch mulch on re in the last two months, but they caught it before the building caught re. There is an ashcan at the front entrance and a smoking deck in the back, he said. Still, some people continue to ick used cigarettes into the bushes and mulch beside the building. Batz said Monday afternoons southwesterly wind fanned embers into the structure and down. There is a gap between the stucco and the wall itself that acted like a chimney, he said. If there has been a clear draft through to the other side of the building, Batz said, it could have lit up the entire wing. Norris said he and the posts trustees would need to place a sign out front, telling people to make sure theyre cigarettes are out. Theyll then place a re-retardant wall between mulch beds and the building, he said, to prevent this from happening again.Cigarette almost causes disaster at Sebring VFWSupport beam burnt, building savedPhil Attinger/News-SunPaul Kemple (left), trustee of VFW Post 4300 in Sebring, inspects the damage to a support beam Monday alongside Fire ghter/EMT Darren Lamb after Sebring re ghters were able to put out a re under the building. BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Even before the start of Wild re Awareness Week in Florida, units had to be called out to suppress the ames in Highlands County. Florida Forest Service spokeswoman Melissa Yunas reported that a wildre in Avon Estates destroyed nearly 33 acres Friday afternoon. The cause of the blaze at Anderson and Harrisburg roads still is under investigation. No injuries were reported and there was no property damage in the incident. Wild re Awareness Week started Sunday and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, joining with of cials of the Forest Service, is taking the opportunity to urge residents to be extremely cautious with res outdoors, especially during this season. This year we have been very fortunate with increased rainfall in some parts of the state, but other areas still are very dry, Putnam said. Wild res generally occur in the spring and early summer due to a lack of rainfall coupled with low humidity and winds. Since Jan. 1, the Florida Forest Service has responded to more than 500 wild res on nearly 10,000 acres. On Monday, Highlands County was listed at 444 on the Keech Byram Drought Index. That scale was speci cally devised in 1968 to assess the risk of re. The index attempts to measure soil moisture deciency by accounting for evaporation, transpiration (water from plants) and precipitation. It ranges from zero the point of no moisture de ciency to 800, which would be the maximum drought that is possible. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park held off on a prescribed burn of more than 100 acres on Monday. The scrubby pine atwoods near Lake Placid was to have been torched to burn off excessive ground fuel, which is the undergrowth that accumulates over time. Burning it off reduces the potential for uncontrolled burns. However, the re was extinguished after it began to exhibit what of cials termed extreme behavior. They said they instead will try to torch the tract at a later date. The prescribed burning is designed to mimic natural re cycles to restore and maintain healthy forests and their communities. The res typically cause increases in native plant, birds and other wildlife as the area recovers.This week is Wildfire Awareness Week in FloridaDrought index stands at 444 out of 8000 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterLAKE PLACID The driver and passenger of a slate-gray, crew-cab Chevrolet Silverado pickup appeared uninjured Tuesday after rolling over in the median of U.S. 27 north of Lake Placid. Another driver who, along with them, was also southbound in the early afternoon rain, would be cited for an improper lane change, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said on scene. Troopers had not completed their investigation yet, however, and did not have names of the drivers involved in the wreck. As a precaution, the driver of the truck was transported by Highlands County EMS to be examined at a local hospital. The wreck took place at approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Troopers said the driver and passenger in the truck were southbound in the outside lane of U.S. 27, approximately 0.4 miles from Lake Francis Road. The other driver, in a champagne-colored Mercury Grand Marquis was southbound in the inside lane. Troopers said she put on her blinker to merge into the outside lane, but didnt see the truck. The driver of the truck swerved left to avoid hitting the car, troopers said, and spun on the wet road, entering the median pointing backward. When the right wheels hit the soft ground, the truck ipped over and rolled twice, troopers said. It landed upright facing north halfway into the northbound inside lane. It appeared that no other cars were involved in the wreck. Through an interpreter, the driver told troopers what happened and told emergency medical personnel where she had pain, if any. The woman in the Mercury said she saw the wreck in her rear-view mirror and turned around to come check on them, parking her car in the median south of the wreck. She gave no indication of knowning what caused the wreck, and declined to be interviewed, only saying she was a witness.No serious injuries in rollover Katara Simmons/News-SunThe driver of a slate-gray Chevrolet Silverado crewcab pickup (left) checks her vehicle Tuesday after it rolled over into the median and landed facing the other direction from going southbound on U.S. 27. There were no serious injuries. Florida Highway Patrol troopers (background) speak with the driver of a champagne-colored Mercury Grand Marquis, who troopers said would be cited for an improper lane change.

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A4 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com Thanksbillions.Reusablebagshaveletussaveover3billion paperandplasticbagssince2007.publix.com/sustainability 50464491 WRITTEN BY: Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Lomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Anne Weisman and Cheryl L. West. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Tickets $15Drs. Thakkar Pavilion Friday & Saturday Evening 7:30pm Sunday Matinee 2:30pmPlease bring remembrances of your own motherhood to cherish and share. Tickets available now! Call or go online today! 356 West Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 chair in front of the NanCess-O-Wee Hotel waiting for the city to come to life. He later met up with his girlfriend Nancy at the Se bring train station. The ev enings introduc tion was followed by a series of family members and fr iends who shared what they knew about the former mayor. While there were many inter esting anecdotes about his life most fell short of what might be dened as a roast. Self-described Best Friend of George Hense ly and fellow Rotarian Bill C ross began the presen tations with An Ode to G eorge Hensley which he repeatedly referred to as an odie, making refer ences to the former may ors service in the Navy, attempts to sell Harder Hall and education at D uke University. Sally Shauman, who at tended Duke at the same time as H ensley, put him in league with other great politicians from Duke in cluding Elizabeth Dole and Richar d Nixon. She also revealed Hens leys ability to pay piano and tr umpet. She said he had the tendency to play by ear, which apparently also had given him a po litical ear. S everal family mem bers revealed information about H ensleys dating life, with Jane Hancock talking about how he had dated Nancys rst cousin before meeting the girl that later would become his wife. Austie Heacock talk ed about Hensleys frugality, his golf game and his pr owess in poetry. It was Hensley who penned An Ode to George Sebring, which made its debut dur ing the citys centennial celebr ation. Craig Johnson set the tone for the evening, deeming the former mayor a masterpiece, and not ing that Hensleys expletives and levels of conster nation rarely rose above the level of darn, dang or dagnabbit. Hensleys successor John Shoop also weighed in, saying that Hensley is a ne family man and exemplies the term servant leader . Hensleys wife Nan cy wound up the evening b y talking about her hus bands 30-plus years on the S ebring council serving rst as a council man and later as mayor. S he also indicated that the mayor had once issued the epithet damn after dislo cating his shoulder while skiing. He found out he wouldnt be able to play golf for three months, she said. Given a chance to speak, Hensley told the audience, I am humbled. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate it. He then turned his remarks to the success of the Highlands Art League, which also was being celebrated. The event also marked the ofcial opening of the Art Village. At the end of the pre sentation, the group gave H ensly a standing ovation then dined on pieces of a specially-made cake de signed to resemble the Sebring train station where H ensley and his wife met. HENSLEY FROM PAGE A A 1 Courtesy photoFormer Sebring MM ayor GG eorge Hensley is joined by his wife Nancy during Hensleys farewell from public ofce after ser ving the city for 30 years. Hensley was honored during Saturdays R R oast and Toast at the Jack Stroup Civic Center. BY BARR YY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING The Major League Fishing series ev ent lmed in Highlands County the previous fall nally hit the airwaves of the Outdoor Channel in April of last year, follow ing two dozen anglers as they navigated the waters of Lake Istokpoga looking for lunkers. It seemed to be the per fect marketing oppor tunity for the Highlands C ounty Tourist Develop ment commission to hawk the ar ea as a mecca for shermen, but a year lat er, determining the effect the pr ogram had locally has been difcult to hook. Apparently, the coun ty had no dedicated web path, phone number or other method tied to the broadcast to determine a cause-and-effect result of the Highlands County stop on the MLF tour. That was strictly their production. In fact, that was our plug, said High lands County Tourism Development Executive Director John Scherlacher. It was really up to them. If they wanted to put vis ithighlandscounty.com they could hav e. Thats their video. Scherlacher said appar ently there also was no follo w-up with sh camps in the region to see if they had received any response from the broadcast. They might have got ten something from it, he said. The sh camps re ally werent exposed on the pr ogram. But people could still see the program on the Major League Fish ing website then come h ere. Major league Fishing Commissioner Don Rucks said the Highlands Coun ty show appears to have been one of the mor e watched episodes of the series. It ranked right up there at the top. It was in the top ve overall for shows in the second quarter, he said. The Major League Fish ing program reportedly was the top show of its kind on the O utdoor Channel and, said Rucks, the local program ap peared to have been well r eceived. It got great reviews on our web page and on our Facebook page, he said. Our anecdotal response from the area was quite good. However, how the pro gram has worked to generate visits from sher men here apparently is mor e difcult to track. Rucks explained he had no real area-specic infor mation on how the show might hav e impacted Highlands County. He noted the broad spectrum of viewers rang ing from upper Michigan to the far w est. One bit of good news is that Rucks has held out hope the series might re turn to the area. Weve pretty much made ourselves a promise that we are going to nd our way back to Lake Is tokpoga, he said. Its a r eal jewel but a lot of peo ple drive right by it to get do wn to The Big O (Lake Okeechobee). Rucks pointed out that when MLF lmed here in October of 2012, Hurri cane Sandy appeared to be bear ing down on cen tral Florida. While that added to the dr ama of the program, it did not do much for the shing. We really didnt get a chance to showcase the lake and we really dont think the anglers had an opportunity to make the kind of catches that Is tokpoga is capable of. The shing was good in stead of great, and I think the lake holds a lot bigger sh, he said. We loved that place, we loved the community and I think we need to come back. The Highlands County show is now being offered on DVD at www.major leagueshing.comCatch uncertain from Major League Fishing event in 2012

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEW YOUR VIEWSFour main issues have had educators and parents worried for years: high drop-out rates, inconsistent standards across the country, work that was too easy, and high-pressure exams which did not always re ect a students a true ability nor provide a meaningful comparison to other student work. What we call Common Core is the reform movement addressing those issues. The effort began at the state level, led by governors and education commissioners. From the very beginning, the states made an effort to work cooperatively with one another by emphasizing the value of sharing experiences and best practices. Florida was an early leader in developing the multiple-state Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career. Unfortunately, Gov. Rick Scott, using an executive order, withdrew Florida from the partnership and abandoned the effort to cooperate with other states. Instead, Florida commissioned a test of its own, the results of which cannot be compared to other tests. In other words, Floridas version of the Common Core isnt very common. This is not an auspicious beginning for a program that has already raised howls of outrage among some groups. It also seems like it may have been rushed into use before it was completely ready, as evidenced by some of the non-sensical Common Core questions that have spread across social media. How do the governor and legislators who oppose Common Core expect educators to prepare our children for the new world if they insist on isolating Florida students from everyone else? Reforming education requires persistence over time. It also takes courage because test scores are bound to dip in the short run as the new, tougher requirements are put in place. Were sorry the governor inched at the rst sign of controversy and turned his back on students and teachers. On the other hand, the News-Sun has faith in the future. Not because we necessarily think that Common Core is the solution to all of our education problems. Our faith is based on observing the teachers and administrators of Highlands County who have shown a consistent effort to make our schools the best they can be no matter what the latest mandates that ow down from above. Our districts teachers have already been approached by Common Core states because of their leadership in creating professional development programs. Highlands County has the talent, commitment and vision to spark a renaissance in our schools. We wish our political leaders would rise to the occasion.When I rst spoke with Derek Dunn-Rankin, the founder of Sun Coast Media Group, I immediately took a liking to him. I had already gotten a good sense of what kind of owners we were getting after meeting David Dunn-Rankin, president of SCMB and Dereks son. Although he had a much earlier start, Derek shared with me how his love for the newspaper industry started at a young age with a paper route that he delivered. As many of you may recall, thats exactly how I got started in the newspaper industry. In fact, there was more than one occasion where my brother and I delivered our newspapers on horseback. You remember the stories ... every day, through rain and snow, on bicycle or horse, whatever it took to get that little daily delivered ... kind of like the postal carrier. During his rst meeting with the News-Sun staff, Derek told them of his love for community newspapers and the communities they serve. Another thing I have in common with him. Ive had several opportunities through the years to go elsewhere, but Highlands County is my home and all of you are my family. The respect for the DunnRankin family is deep and wide. According to Derek, S.L. Frisbee went to him when S.L. was ready to sell the Bartow Democrat several years ago. He told Derek that the family had decided they were going to sell the paper and were going to sell it to us. I got the impression that the Dunn-Rankins werent looking at buying at the time, but quickly became interested when approached in that manner. The fact that Frisbee was interested in only selling his familys operation to the Dunn-Rankins speaks highly in and of itself. Am I excited about this latest journey? You betcha! I have listened to some of the things that David and Derek have had to say and my wheels are spinning like crazy with even more ideas of what we can do to improve your newspaper. Those ideas that some of you have shared with me have been noted. I am open to other suggestions if you have something youd like to pass on in what youd like to see your hometown newspaper look like. Your News-Sun staff is here to serve you. Let us know what you need and what you want from us, and well try to make it work. The fun truly has only begun.Romona Washington is publisher and executive editor of the News-Sun. She can be reached at 385-6155 Ext. 515 or at romona.washington@newssun.com.Feeling like part of the family AT RANDOMRomona Washington Str8Up says thanksSTR8 UP would like to say a very special thank you to everyone who participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for our basketball court. The court was dedicated to the youth of our communities. None of this would be possible without the support of the following: Bevis Construction and Concrete, GSF Enterprise, William Lewis and Associates, Prescott Tractor Services, Delaney Fence, Home Depot, Lake Placid Hardware, Pats BBQ, Dock 633, Publix Charities, Glover Plumbing, Creative Hair Design, William Nielander, Seminole Tire, Florida Hospital, Chef Buddys, Holiday Inn Express, Smoak Groves, Precision Auto Body, Lake Placid Marine, Heartland National Bank, Sons of the American Legion Post 25, Lake Placid Police Department, Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, All Around Septic, Lake Placid Noon Rotary, and Heartland Food Bank. Many area churches provided spiritual and nancial support: First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid, United Memorial Methodist, First Baptist of Placid Lakes, Working Faith Ministries, First Baptist Church of Lorida, Crossroads Church, Grace Bible Church, Wings of Faith, Placid Temple Church of God, St. Francis of Assissi, Simply Redeemed Youth Worship Center, and House of Change. Check out our website for pictures of the event at www.str8up.org.KIM LEATHERMANLake PlacidGo to it, ShirleyRead in a recent NewsSun that Shirley Jones (the blonde beauty of my days) was wanting to make a tandem skydive on her 80th birthday. Ill volunteer to do the dive with her as the tandem partner. I cant think of anything nicer than leaving the plane at 13,000 feet and descending in an open chute with a doll like her. They should pay her for making the jump. Ive made 147 jumps in my lifetime and enjoyed every one of them. Im 95 years old now, but what I said before goes now. Id love to make that dive with her. I know just how she feels. I want to make a round chute jump on my 100th birthday ( ve years from now) just to shake some of the causes of my arthritis out of my legs. So go to it, Shirley. I doubt Ill be around to make my jump, but you are in the prime of life. This jump wont put you in the Mile High Club, but you will have something to brag about for the rest of your days.WOODIE JACKSONSebringNational Volunteer MonthApril is National Volunteer Month, which was created to help raise awareness about the importance of volunteerism to improve the communities where we live, work and play. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is excited to be partnered with Comcast and the YMCA on an upcoming project and would like to invite Sebring area residents to join us. On Saturday, April 26, volunteers will gather at the Highlands County YMCA to spruce up the center by cleaning exercise equipment and beautifying the grounds with new plants. Kids and their big brothers or sisters will stop by that afternoon to eat lunch, hang out with the volunteers, go swimming and shoot hoops. This project is a part of the 13th Comcast Cares Day, the companys signature day of service and the largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Local Comcast employees and their family and friends will work alongside community volunteers. We would love it if you would join us! To sign up, visit www.comcastinthecommunity.com and search for projects in in Sebring. We hope to see you there for Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 26!KIKO VAZQUEZCommunity Resource Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast LETTERS TO THE EDITORShoulde be 200 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and telephone number for veri cation. We reserve the right to edit or reject letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publication. Only two letters per month per writer will be accepted. Send letters to:EMAILeditor@newssun.comMAILLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 Floridas Common Core not very common

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A6 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com UNIVERSALCENTERNATURALMARTIALARTSOF5 Days a week Adult & Children Classes! We teach:Steve Weed Owner & Instructor AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP!UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MARTIAL ARTS After School Program! Come by or call to make an appointment to find out more about our after school programs! NEW SIGN UPS GET A FREE BACKPACK! BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterLAKE WALES Runners and walkers have through today to save $5 on their r egistration for the 2014 Caril lon Classic 5K Run & Walk. All early r egistrants will also be guaranteed a dri-t style T-shirt fea turing an image of world famous Bok T ower. The event is set for Saturday, May 3, at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. The discounted fee is $25 for adults and $15 for students from elemen tary through high school. The fee includes a one day pass to Bok Tower Gardens for runners/walkers and their families .The 5K course at Bok Tower Gardens enables runners and walkers to experience elevation changes and a variety of terrains, in cluding paved roads and gravel and mulch tr ails. To register early online go to http:// www.fprapolk.org/calendar-page/ carillon-classic-5k-runwalk/. Marybeth Soderstrom, co-chair of the 2014 Carillon Classic 5K, said the registration fee increases by $5 after today and the T-shirt cannot be guaranteed. Runners and walk ers can continue to register online as w ell as at 6:30 am on race day at Bok Tower Gardens. The competition is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am, rain or shine. The charitable event is sponsored by the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) in partnership with B ok Tower Gardens, Youth and Fam ily Alternatives Inc. and other corporate sponsors to raise funds for Youth and F amily Alternatives George W. Harris Jr. Runaway & Youth Crisis Shelter in Bartow and FPRA scholar ship programs. The rst two ev ents attracted 700 runners and raised nearly $8,000 for charity. Carillon Classic 5K early registration ends todayCounty it is much easier for retention and keeping our local people h ere. Currently, SFSC offers only teach ing preparation programs where students can ear n an associate in arts with an emphasis in educa tion, but then must transfer to one of sev eral partner schools in Florida to complete their four-year degrees. Starting this fall, they will be able to stay here. According to a press release from SFSC, the BSEE program will pre pare students to teach grades K-6 while wor king in diverse educa tional settings and with students of v arying capabilities. Through the program, students will learn how to plan and implement lessons that in tegrate math and science, health, music and mo vement, as well as lit erature, ne arts, language arts and social sciences Students enrolling in the new pro gram will do a number of things as par t of their degree requirements including observe teachers in the eld, teach lessons through the practicum and internship courses, and complete a full-time teaching internship. State employment projections, as well as national, reveal the need for an increase in the number of teach ers at the elementary level, especially in Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto counties the school said. Its not uncommon for our dis trict to have a shortage of teachers available, said Dr. Leana Revell, SFSC vice pr esident of education al and student services, said in the pr ess release. This is SFSCs contri bution to make sure we have highquality teachers in our schools classrooms. SFSCs elementary edu cation program will provide highly qualied faculty with a wide r ange of experience who can provide topnotch education for students in our district. This program will provide anyone interested in working with students great satisfaction and ca reer mobility. This is an exciting opportunity for us at the college, said Michele DeVane, SFSC professor of educa tion. The development of the program has been an intensive collaborative effort between SFSCs faculty and administr ation. SFSC has done a signicant amount of background research and data collection to pro vide exactly what potential students want and need fr om the program. Students will receive high quality instruction, small class sizes, and a low-cost education close to home. Teachers put all of their ener gy, creativity, and talents into making sure each student has what they need to successfully mo ve forward, DeVane said. Teaching is an ex tremely rewarding career. This new degr ee will make the students more marketable and allow them to fur ther their education locally and affordably. The BSEE pr ogram at SFSC will consist of a minimum of 36 general education credits, 24 credits of low er division program electives and 60 cr edits of upper-division special ized courses. Admission to the twoy ear program is limited and open only to those who have completed an associate in arts (AA) and prereq uisite education courses, meet GPA r equirements, and pass the General Knowledge Test. Graduates will earn a Florida cer tication in kindergarten through sixth gr ade with English for Speak ers of Other Languages (ESOL) and R eading endorsements. Students will get to experience an exceptional cohort format with small class sizes, said Dr. Kimber ley Dos Santos, lead instructor for SFSC s BSEE program. Through this highly selective program, stu dents will be with the same 26 students for the course of two years. I can t wait to get into the classroom and help students develop their craft and watch them become won derful teachers. D r. Dos Santos holds a Doctor of Education in educational leader ship and management from Capella University, a Master of Education in educational leadership a Bache lor of Science in elementary education from the University of Central F lorida, and has over seven years of teaching experience in Florida. The BSEE program will become the colleges third baccalaureate program to be executed at SFSC. The rst, supervision and manage ment, was launched in 2012, while a bachelor of science in nursing is also planned to be added for the fall semester. For additional information about the bachelors in elementary edu cation program at SFSC, visit www. southor ida.edu/academic/bsee/ or call Dr. Dos Santos, lead instruc tor, elementary education, at 863784-7154. TEACHERS FROM PAGE A A 1addresses. The decision not to pick a street angered members of the Highlands Coun ty Branch of the National Organization for the A dvancement of Colored People, especially Max ine Floyd of Ernest E. Sims S treet. You have streets named after your heroes, Floyd said. No discussion? Thats railroading. Aljoe Hinson, former councilman and High lands NAACP president, said he and other NAA CP members would still work to have a street renamed. Hinson said the best op tions presented were to r ename both Memorial Field and Verona Avenue from Ernest E. Sims Street north to Main Street, an option Floyd also pre ferred. Those are something we can do and not dis honor someone else, H inson said. Hinson also spoke about against two other op tions that had been presented. One would have had H al McRae Boulevard share its name with King to become Hal McRae/ MLK Boulevard. Another would have renamed Ve rona Avenue for McRae, the major league base ball player from Avon P ark, and then rename Hal McRae Boulevard for King. Hal McRae is a national legend. To move his street would be a disgrace, Hinson said. (Dr.) Mar tin Luther King is a world icon. You should nd two streets where you dont have to split them. Hinson also said he was appalled that some one sent a letter to McRae, asking his input on the matter. To write a letter to him on his deathbed is a ter rible dishonor, Hinson said. C ouncilman Parke Sutherland said he sent the letter on Jan. 26 to ask for McRaes input, but hadnt received any re sponse. He said he didnt kno w McRae was dying. I was approached by people in this room now with that option, Suther land said, referring to mo ving McRaes name to another street. Former Mayor Tom Macklin told the council he favored renaming Me morial Drive and especially Memorial Field, since that would ser ve as a re minder to local youth of ho w King fought for their rights and opportuni ties. It would also have the least negativ e impact and highest positive im pact, Macklin said. H inson said he and Macklin didnt agree of ten, but he applauded M acklins wish to inspire city youth. Other options that were suggested met opposi tion from Avon Park Public Safety Director Jason Lister and Tom Macklins brother, Richard Macklin. For the record, Tom Macklin stated he had no investments in his broth ers businesses. Lister war ned that the city would have a hard time renumbering ad dresses and making them match neighbor ing streets if the council chose to re name the route of Cornell S treet from U.S. 27 east to South Lake Boulevard, around the lake on Tulane Drive, then north on Vero na Avenue to Main Street. S utherland said he also got input from Capt. J.P. Fane, head of commu nications and dispatch at the H ighlands Coun ty Sheriffs Ofce. Suther land said Fanes only concerns were that Sebring also has a M artin Lu ther King Boulevard and that using the sufx Dr. would confuse the system, since its the abbreviation for Drive. Richard Macklin asked the city to consider how much it would cost busi nesses on a renamed str eet to change address es on licenses and other state records as well as with customers or suppli ers. MLK FROM PAGE A A 1 Courtesy photoDr. Kimberley Dos Santos is the lead instructor for SFSCs Bachelor of Science in EE lementary EE ducation program.its completed, Schrader said. Schr ader also pointed out that putting an of cer on administrative leav e is a common prac tice during an internal inv estigation. Its done to maintain the integri ty of the investigation, he said. LaB elle, a career dep uty with the department, came to the Sher iffs Ofce in May 1994: A month after I did, Schrader said. During that time, La Belle has worked in patr ol, the Special Investigations Unit otherwise known as the narcotics unit and criminal investigations. He also served as a Road Patrol supervisor. LaBelle was captain over criminal investiga tions both before and after being captain over r oad patrol. During his time over road pa trol, the Sheriffs Ofce signed a contr act with the city of Avon Park to pro vide law enforcement. LABELLE FROM PAGE A A 1 NEW YORK (AP) Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this sum mer, according to the E nergy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall by just one cent to $3.57 a gallon between April and September, the months when Amer icans do most of their dr iving. Still, that would be the lowest average summer price since 2010. For the year, the de partments Energy Infor mation Administration expects gasoline to av er age $3.45 a gallon, down fr om $3.51 last year and also the lowest since 2010. World demand for oil is growing, but sup plies are growing faster than demand, thanks to higher production in the U.S., Canada and else where. That will keep a lid on the pr ice of crude and gasoline. The price of Brent crude, a benchmark used to price oil used by many U.S. reneries and the most important fac tor in gasoline prices, is for ecast to fall 4 percent this year. U.S. drivers are ex pected to burn slightly mor e gasoline than they did last year, according to the EIA. More people will drive more miles as the economy continues to improve, but they are driving more fuel ef cient cars. That will pr event gaso line demand from rising as fast as the number of miles driven. EIA Administrator Adam S ieminski warned in a conference call with re porters Tuesday that unexpected factors such as r enery outages, pipe line problems or geopolitical events that disrupt cr ude ows could send prices quickly higher. Scant relief: Gas prices to drop just a penny

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NE wW SSS U nN | A7 Funding for this material was made possible by Grant # D04RH23580 from HRSA. The views expressed in written materials do not necessarily re ect the of cial policies of HRSA or the Department of Health and Human Services. BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID Lake Placid has a new place to sweat 24 hours a day as Anytime Fitness cut the ribbon on the new gym on Saturday. Were really excited to be a part of the commu nity and to offer this facility to Lake Placid, said Lisa H ill, who owns the facility with her husband, Greg. We have met many great people and feel it is an honor to be here. This day has been over 25 years in the making, said Greg Hill, who has an undergraduate degree in education, and a mas ters degree in exercise physiology Both Hills are certied by the American College of Sport Medi cine. This is a full-service gym with full line of car dio equipment, Greg Hill said. With every mem bership, a health screening is offered, and a free hour with a tr ainer to help you get set up on a strength and training routine. Fitness on Request, one of the offered servic es that Hill suggests sets them apar t, is a virtual workout projected on the group exercise screen. There are many workouts to choose from with just a touch of a button. A Zumba class is of fered with the member ship. Strength and conditioning classes and kickbo xing classes are also available. I love Lake Placid, said Sue Viau, who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Can ada and was visiting Lake P lacid because she has a friend who lives in Lake side Village. I would like to come back again next year. I have made such good friends. Viau said that she joined Anytime Fitness March 5 because there is an afliate in On tario. N ot only does Anytime Fitness have a club in Ot tawa, it boasts of 1968 clubs in N orth America and 506 across the globe. Membership to one of the clubs allows a mem ber to work out at any of the gyms for no addition al charge. We want to be that one-stop facility for heath, said Greg Hill. We want to help create a more healthy Lake Plac id. Anytime F itness is at 138 Plaza Ave. Call 6591647 or visit www.any timetness.com.Get fit anytime in Lake PlacidAnytime Fitness holds grand opening Rod Lewis/News-SunLeft to right (back row) George Hill, Richard Young, Greg Hill, Lisa Hill, Eileen M. May, Cynthia Canonge, and Gloria Gutierrez. (front row) Yluminada Hull, Robby Hill,Sue Viau and Reese Hill cut the ribbon to ofcially open Anytime Fitness in Lake Placid. BUSINESS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Career Source Heartlands Youth C ouncil will hold a Youth Services Provider Expo on Friday from 8:30 / a.m. un til noon at South Florida S tate College Building B. Representatives from youth service provid ers located in Highlands, H ardee and DeSoto coun ties will share information about the services they offer Youth stake holders, including school counselors probation of cers, and community coalitions, are encouraged to attend. K aren Edsall, lead teach er at SFSCs Career Academy, will be the keynote speaker and will pr esent a lecture on how poverty impacts our youth. Edsall received training in Ruby Paynes A Framework for Understanding Poverty and is certied to teach this workshop. Some organizations par ticipating in the expo are Agency for P ersons with Disabilities, Agricultural and Labor Program, Avon Park Housing Authori ty, CareerSource Heartland, Champion for Children Advocacy Center, C ompass Center, Depart ment of Juvenile Justice, D ivision of Blind Servic es, Families First of Flor ida, Farmworker Jobs and E ducation Program, Florida Mentor, Flori da Youth Connections P rogram, Hardee Coun ty ASAPP, Hardee Senior H igh, Healthy Start Coali tion, IMPAK Student Ministry, Inneract Alliance, O ne Hope United, Peace River Center, PYP, Ridge Area Arc, School Board of Highlands County, Spe cial STARS, SSS/TRiO, T ake Stock in Children, Tri-County Human Ser vices, UF/IFAS Highlands C ounty Extension 4-H, Youth For Christ High lands County, Inc. F or more information or to register for this event, contact Sandi Urmann at 863-784-7155. YY outh Services Provider Expo coming to SFSC Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer says hes happ y that the state low ered vehicle registration r enewal fees. I want to applaud the Legislature and Gover nor for passing and signing legislation that will sav e Florida motorists $395 million in vehicle renewal fees, based on an average savings of $25 per registration, Zwayer said in a press relaese. In 2009 the Legislature raised the registration fees out of the necessity to balance the state bud get, a constitutional requirement. Seldom do we see government give up a tax once they establish it on the people, but to day that has happened, Z wayer said. This fee reduction appropri ately keeps more of the har d-earned money in the hands of the citizens and their families to help with their monthly ex penses. These savings will wor k their way into Floridas economy while beneting our citizens, a true win-win for the state and the people. The release said the tax collector ofces throughout Florida pro vide many state services, including v ehicle regis trations for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Our collectors have communicated direct ly on behalf of their citizens with their legislators on the signicance and integr ity of this leg islation. Returning this money to the pock ets of our citizens is the r ight thing to do, Zway er said. As a collective gr oup of all 67 Florida counties, we carried a single voice of the peo ple. Our legislators listened, and now our citizens will benet. Our ofce and the Florida Tax Collectors Association were proac tive when this bill was making its way thr ough the Legislature, Zway er said. In Highlands C ounty we have recom mended single-year renewals while discour aging biennial renewals until the effectiv e date of Sept. 1, 2014. For more information on the renewal process, call 402-6685 or visit www.hctaxcollector.com.Zwayer applauds vehicle registration fee drop Seldom do we see government give up a tax once they establish it on the people, but today that happened.Eric Zwayer county tax collector The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Two For mer South Florida State C ollege (SFSC) students continue to set records for their work inside the class room. Former SFSC students Donavon White and R yan Blount were both ac cepted into the University of Floridas Sports Medicine program and have continued to persev ere af ter graduating from SFSC. White who graduated from SFSC last fall, will en ter the program this coming summer as a junior. Having a career in ath letic training will have countless r ewards as each and every day I go into work with the goal of pro fessionally assisting athletes in any way possible, he said. Todd Bobo, SFSCs ath letic trainer, is a man of gr eat character who helped me in any way I needed even to this day answer ing any question I send his way , White said. Most importantly, he taught me how an athletic trainer should behave profession ally. Whether it was making sure to take control of a situation when an ath lete is injured, relaying information and keeping good communication with coaches, or having a great relationship with athletes so they were comfortable to approach him with any concerns. Upon completion of his bachelors degree, White would like to pursue a masters degree in sports medicine. Ultimately, he hopes to land a job for ei ther a collegiate or professional sports team as a head athletic tr ainer. Blount graduated from SFSC in spring 2013 and is currently in the Sports Medicine program working with the University of Flor ida basketball program. SFSC and Todd Bobo have both had a huge im pact on my decision to become an athletic trainer, B lount said. Bobo pre pared me for the program b y teaching me everything there is to know and the skills required to be suc cessful in the profession. SFSC helped established the foundation for my edu cation and helped create a smooth tr ansition from the small state college to the university setting. My education and ex periences at SFSC provided me with an excellent lear ning environment to become exposed to the de mands that are involved in wor king with sports and being an athletic trainer, Blount said. I was exposed to prevention strategies, treatment techniques, and other duties related to the care of athletes. Upon completion of his bachelors degree, Blount plans to attend graduate school to earn his masters degree in athletic training, as well as receive his cer tied strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) cer tication. Pair of SFSC students accepted into UF Sports Medicine program

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com SOD SOD Buy Direct from the Farm Star Farms NOW OPEN to the Public! By the piece or by the truck load. Multiple varieties to choose from. Star Farms 5600 Kenilworth Blvd. Sebring, FL 33870863-655-3485Mon-Fri 7am-5pm KELLI KENNEDYAssociated PressMIAMI The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Keys, but there arent any neurologists on call. Within 15 minutes, a University of Miami neurologist pops onto a computer screen and can order an IV drug that should be given within three hours. Its that sort of potentially life-saving technology that some lawmakers say will drive down health care costs, while also addressing serious doctor shortages around the state. A Senate bill would increase the use of telemedicine in Florida and establish requirements for health providers who treat patients remotely. A companion bill is also making its way through the House, but that bill doesnt require doctors to have a Florida license only that they be licensed in their home state and registered in Florida. If we didnt have an access problem we wouldnt be here today ... everyone would rather see the doctor face to face, but when your mother is having a stroke in rural Florida and the choice is having a doctor via telehealth versus having no doctor, said Rep. Cary Pigman, an emergency room physician who supports the bill. The Senate bill requires doctors providing telemedicine services to patients within the state to be licensed in Florida or meet an alternative requirement. For example, an insurer using a doctor thats in-network in another state would also be allowed to treat a Florida patient. The bill recently passed a Senate committee, but has two more stops before its heard on the oor. Dozens of other states have passed legislation supporting telemedicine. The Senate bill also would require Medicaid to reimburse for telemedicine services and allow doctors to negotiate payment rates with insurers. The House bill doesnt address payments. If youre a patient in Florida and you have a speci c heart defect and the guru is a doctor in Philadelphia, you should be able to consult with her, said Republican Sen. Aaron Bean, who is championing the bill. But critics worry that requirements for doctors in other states could compromise patient care. Some say that doctors practicing telemedicine in Florida should be licensed here. It may be the wave of the future, but I still think we need to concentrate on the patients and the bottom line is these (out of state) doctors are not licensed in Florida so they dont have the same accountability, said Sen. Dorothy Hukill, who voted against the bill. Bean said they will be held accountable through the insurance company or the doctors network they practice within. Rep. Gayle Harrell, voted for the bill, but noted it still has problems. I also need to know what my recourse action should be should some malpractice incident take place, she said. She also wants to see a website created where people can nd information about the out-of-state doctors who may be treating them. After all, she noted, patients cant walk into the of ce of an outof-state doctor and see medical degrees on the wall. The Florida Chamber and several other groups, including ones representing nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and pharmacists all support the bill. But the powerful Florida Medical Association is strongly opposed, worrying it doesnt require treatment by a licensed Florida physician or mandate a review of the patients medical history. The organization said such technology holds great promise, but does not support the bill in its current form. This will revert Florida back to the days of the Wild West where anyone with a bottle of whiskey, a pocket knife and Skype can practice medicine. Thats what happens to the bill in its current form, said David Custin, a lobbyist for the group. Several hospitals around the state have had success with telemedicine in recent years, helping patients in rural areas connect to specialists or getting multiple consultations conducted simultaneously for acute emergency cases. University of Miami neurologist Dr. Gustavo Ortiz has done more than 600 consultations since their programs inception in 2009. Telemedicine saves money by reducing hospital and ER admissions and doesnt require medical transportation, supporters say. Dr. Kim Landry, an emergency room physician and EMS medical director for four counties in the Panhandle, began a pilot program where 911 responders connect patients remotely to an ER doctor for a quick evaluation. Eight out of 10 times, they dont require transport to the hospital, so in a lot of cases, its made life easier for a lot of sick patients, said Landry, who found those results after testing the program in nursing homes. During a recent consultation, University of Miami dermatologist Dr. Anne Burdick asked an assistant at a Fort Pierce county health clinic to zoom the camera in on some scaly, white patches on a 10-year-old boys legs. The boy is often kept indoors and complains of constant itching at night. Burdick, who diagnosed him with eczema, modied his prescriptions and added a monthly bleach bath to reduce bacteria. The boy was one of ve pediatric patients seen remotely from her Miami ofce that day.State lawmakers look to expand, regulate telehealth AROUND THE STATE MCTTelemedicine allows doctors to diagnose conditions and direct treatment without actually being in the same location as the patient, which can save vital time during a medical emergency. If we didnt have an access problem we wouldnt be here today ... everyone would rather see the doctor face to face, but when your mother is having a stroke in rural Florida and the choice is having a doctor via telehealth versus having no doctor...Rep. Cary Pigman local ER doctor who is supporting the law CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated PressMIAMI The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than vedecade long embargo remains rmly in place, according to study released Monday. Within the rst three months of 2014 alone, there were more U.S. tourists to the island than in all of 2013 from England, Germany or France, according to a report by the U.S.-based Havana Consulting Group provided to The Associated Press Canada remains the No. 1 country of origin for travelers to Cuba, but the number of U.S. travelers to the island has been steadily increasing over the last seven years. Some 173,550 U.S. travelers visited Cuba in January through March. That compares to 149,515 from England, 115,984 from Germany and 96,640 from France in 2013. The data con rms, although the Cuban government does not recognize it publicly, that the United States, even with the effect of the embargo, is the second greatest source of tourists to Cuba after Canada, Emilio Morales, the consulting groups president wrote in the report. The push in the rst trimester has been huge, he added. Most of the U.S. travelers are Cuban-Americans visiting family but others have no ties to the island and travel to participate in academic and cultural programs. The continuing increase in U.S. travel to the Communist-run island comes ve years after President Barack Obama loosened restrictions on travel to Cuba. In 2009, Obama lifted a limit put in place by former President George W. Bush allowing CubanAmericans to travel to island country no more than once every three years to visit relatives. And in 2011, he reinstated the so-called people-to-people trips, allowing U.S. citizens to apply for a travel license to participate in educational activities that promote contact with ordinary Cubans. Havana is the top destination for most U.S. travelers, followed by Santa Clara and Camaguey. The vast majority y out of Miami International Airport. More than 1,000 ights have departed from Miami to Cuba so far this year, with another 109 leaving from Tampa, the report said. Travel in the rst three months of 2014 was higher than in the last trimester of 2013, when many Cuban-Americans travel to spend the holidays with their family. The number of U.S. travelers has increased steadily each year, from about 245,000 in 2007 to nearly 600,000 last year. We expect that 2014 will be a record year, Morales wrote. On average, CubanAmerican travelers spend about $3,238 per person during their stay, accounting for a major source of revenue for the economicallystrapped island.Study: American travelers to Cuba continues to rise MCTOld Havanas Plaza de Cathedral.

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 SPORTsS BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Two more Blue Streaks are getting the opportunity to continue their football careers on the collegiate level as Jacquae Peart and A.J. Gayle both ofcially signed to play at Dean College. They had interest from some Division I schools, but things sort of fell through, head coach LaVaar Scott said. But Deans head coach (Todd Vasey) was adamant about getting them, came here and sat in this chair to get them signed. Obvious interest and a great situation for the new pair of Bulldogs to nd themselves in. Dean College, a twoyear junior college, is in Franklin, Mass., with the Bulldogs playing in the Northeast Football Conference. Not just playing in it, but winning it four out of the last six years and earning a top 10 national ranking as recently as 2011. And you see they send a lot of guys to play at big schools, Peart said. So were really looking at it as a business trip. Go up, do the work, get our experience playing at that level, keep our grades up and see what our next opportunity will be. A mindset and situation that Scott knows they set up for themselves. Thats the key is to get your academics in order, he said. They both are qualiers (to play at D-I) and so they arent going there in order to qualify. They have the chance to play with a great program, at a great school, academically, Scott continued. And whenever the opportunity comes to play Peart, Gayle become Bulldogs Dan Hoehne/News-SunA.J. Gayle, left, and Jacquae Peart will be taking the next step together, as both have signed to attend and play football at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK It had been a while since South Florida State College head coach could enjoy a relaxing game. With a schedule full of one-run games the Panthers have battled through this season, Mon days 16-3 rout of visiting Pasco-Hernando gave the coach a rare calm evening. You dont get games like this very often, Hitt said. But when the wind blows out here like it did, its just nice to see the guys put really good swings together. That they did, to the tune of 15 hits on the night, including ve doubles and four home runs. And it didnt take them long to get things rolling as, after starting pitcher Tyler Bender got through a scoreless top of the rst, the South Florida bats put four on the board in the bottom half. Rodney Forbes got it started by legging out an ineld hit. Then, on a chopper to third off Richard Trotters bat, an attempt for the force at second was too late to get the eeting Forbes, with the ensuing throw to rst also too late. The pair of baserunners then executed a double steal to get them both into scoring position, from which Forbes came in non Dalton Scarboroughs single to right. A ground-ball double play did put a crimp in the proceedings, though Trotter did come in to make it 2-0. But two more would soon come in when Austin Bingham ripped a double into the left-center eld gap and Taylor Layner plastered one into the parking lot over the right-eld fence for a tworun homer. It looked as if the Conquistadors might rally right back when Brennan Allen solved Bender for a home run to left to begin the top of the second. But Bender allowed no more damage until the fourth when a Ty ler Ramsey sacrice y Panthers power past Pasco Dan Hoehne/News-SunTaylor Layner keeps an eye on this rst-inning home run, one of two hed hit, in South Floridas 16-3 win over Pasco-Hernando Monday. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun les Breauna Corley crushed a grand slam home run Monday night and Holly Krett pitched a complete game as Lake Placid beat DeSoto 4-2 in Ar cadia. The Lady Dragons have just two games remaining in the regular season as they host Sebring Thursday and play at All Saints Friday. The District 9-4A tournament then gets underway Monday, April 14, in Frost proof.CORLEY LIFTS LADY DRAGONSSFSC16PHSC3 SEE SFSC | A12SEE DEAN | A12 DAVE SKRETTAAssociated PressARLINGTON, Texas Another team coached by John Calipari was done in at that harmless strip of paint just 15 feet from the basket. After shooting well from the free throw line much of the season, the kids from Kentucky wilted when it mattered most Monday night. Their inability to make one of the simplest shots in basketball was a big reason why the Wildcats lost 60-54 to Connecticut in the national championship game. Well, you could say that, but the way we started the game probably cost us the game, said Kentucky coach John Calipari, whose team found itself in an early 30-15 hole and never led. Kentucky was 13 of 24 from the line and missed its nal three attempts when the game was still in the balance. The last of them, a miss by Alex Poythress, would have cut the Wildcats decit to 56-53 with 3:47 remaining. Instead, the lead swelled to six when DeAndre Daniels scored at the other end for UConn, and the Wildcats never had a chance to get within a single possession the rest of the way. Making it all the more frustrating: UConn was 10 for 10 from the line. Asked whether that decided the game, Kentuckys Aaron Harrison replied, Maybe so. So instead of Caliparis latest bunch of one-anddone stars cutting down the nets during One Shining Moment, it was UConn joyously romping around the court inside AT&T Stadium, the confetti falling from the rafters as Kentucky play ers led slowly toward the locker room. Their free throw struggles recalled memories of the 2008 title game, when a Memphis team coached by Calipari struggled down the stretch against Kansas. In that game, the Jay hawks fouled the poorshooting Tigers when they had to rally late in regulation. Memphis responded by missing four of its nal ve free throws. And that was enough for Kansas to overcome its big decit and ultimately win in regulation. During that stretch before OT, Kansas made all of its shots, including its free throws. Asked whether it entered Caliparis mind, he replied atly: No. UConn was just as maddeningly efcient as Kansas at the line, though, making the troubles of Kentucky all the more glaring: The Huskies never missed, and their nal two free throws by Lasan Kromah with 25 seconds left sealed their fourth national championship. James Young was 8 of 9 from the foul line for Ken tucky, and nished with 20 points. But the rest of the team was 5 for 15, including lousy shooting from Julius Randle (4 of 7) and fellow big man Dakari Kentucky wilts at foul line in title game loss SEE NCAA | A12 SCHUYLER DIXONAssociated PressDALLAS Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. The 6-foot-10 center who won an NBA title with the Miami Heat was voted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, adding that honor to becoming a board member at his alma mater. I didnt understand the prestige of this university, the global prestige of this university, Mourning said. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever thought as a freshman that I would be sitting on the board of that university. Now Im rubbing elbows with CEOs and billionaires and individuals that helped change this world. Mourning was elected along with former NBA star Mitch Richmond and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams. The womens team from Immaculata College, which won three straight national championships in the 1970s, also was chosen. They joined the previ ously announced class of 2014 that includes re tired NBA Commissioner David Stern. The induction cere mony is Aug. 8 in Spring eld, Mass. Richardson was hon ored 20 years after lead ing Arkansas to the NCAA title over Duke. A former player under the late Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins at Texas Western (now UTEP), Richardson also guided the Razorbacks to the Final Four in 1990 and 1995. The 72-year-old Richardson couldnt share the moment with daughter Yvonne Richardson and son Nolan Richardson III. Mourning, Richardson, Williams make Hall of FameSEE HALL | A12 MCT photo Alonzo Mourning heads this years class of Hall of Fame inductees.

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com COMING UP High School Baseball Thursday Avon Park vs. Sebring, 7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Booker, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC at Polk State, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. Polk State, 6 p.m. Saturday SFSC at Polk State, 1 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Lake Placid vs. Sebring, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Liberty, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at All Saints, 6 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC vs. State College of Florida, 5 p.m. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTS TODAYMLB %  en Tampa Bay at Kansas City 2 p.m. SUN %  en Houston at Toronto 7 p.m. ESPN2 %  en Miami at Washington 7 p.m. SUN %  en Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. WGN NBA %  en Miami at Memphis 8 p.m. ESPN %  en Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. ESPN THURSDAYCOLLEGE HOCKEY %  en NCAA Tournament Seminal 5 p.m. ESPN2 %  en NCAA Tournament Seminal 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 GOLF %  en 2014 Masters Tournament 3 p.m. ESPN MLB %  en Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 2 p.m. WGN NBA %  en San Antonio at Dallas 8 p.m. TNT %  en Denver at Golden State 10:30 p.m. TNT NHL %  en Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. SUN SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB x-Toronto 45 32 .584 x-Brooklyn 42 34 .553 2 New York 33 45 .423 12 Boston 23 54 .299 22 Philadelphia 17 60 .221 28 Southeast W L Pct GB y-Miami 53 23 .697 x-Washington 40 37 .519 13 x-Charlotte 39 38 .506 14 Atlanta 34 42 .447 19 Orlando 22 55 .286 31 Central W L Pct GB y-Indiana 53 25 .679 x-Chicago 45 32 .584 7 Cleveland 31 47 .397 22 Detroit 28 49 .364 24 Milwaukee 14 63 .182 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB y-San Antonio 60 17 .779 x-Houston 51 25 .671 8 Dallas 47 31 .603 13 Memphis 45 32 .584 15 New Orleans 32 45 .416 28 Northwest W L Pct GB y-Oklahoma City 55 21 .724 x-Portland 50 28 .641 6 Minnesota 38 38 .500 17 Denver 33 44 .429 22 Utah 24 53 .312 31 Pacic W L Pct GB y-L.A. Clippers 55 23 .705 Golden State 48 29 .623 6 Phoenix 46 31 .597 8 Sacramento 27 50 .351 27 L.A. Lakers 25 52 .325 29 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games Detroit at Atlanta, late San Antonio at Minnesota, late Brooklyn at Miami, late Dallas at Utah, late Oklahoma City at Sacramento, late Houston at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Brooklyn at Orlando, 7 / p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 7 / p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7 / p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 / p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 / p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 / p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 8 / p.m. Miami at Memphis, 8 / p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 / p.m. Houston at Denver, 9 / p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 / p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 / p.m. National Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Boston 78 53 18 7 113 251 167 x-Montreal 79 45 27 7 97 212 199 x-Tampa Bay 78 42 27 9 93 229 211 Detroit 78 37 27 14 88 211 222 Toronto 79 38 33 8 84 229 248 Ottawa 78 33 31 14 80 226 261 Florida 79 28 43 8 64 188 258 Buffalo 78 21 48 9 51 150 234 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Pittsburgh 79 50 24 5 105 240 197 x-N.Y. Rangers 79 43 31 5 91 212 190 Philadelphia 78 40 29 9 89 220 220 Columbus 78 40 31 7 87 219 207 New Jersey 79 34 29 16 84 191 201 Washington 78 35 30 13 83 222 236 Carolina 78 34 33 11 79 196 215 N.Y. Islanders 78 31 36 11 73 215 258 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 78 52 19 7 111 245 177 x-Colorado 78 50 21 7 107 239 209 x-Chicago 79 45 19 15 105 259 207 Minnesota 79 41 26 12 94 196 194 Dallas 78 38 29 11 87 227 221 Nashville 78 35 32 11 81 198 231 Winnipeg 80 35 35 10 80 220 233 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Anaheim 79 51 20 8 110 254 202 x-San Jose 79 49 21 9 107 239 192 x-Los Angeles 79 45 28 6 96 197 166 Phoenix 78 36 28 14 86 209 221 Vancouver 79 35 33 11 81 187 213 Calgary 79 34 38 7 75 201 228 Edmonton 79 28 42 9 65 197 261 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for over time loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Mondays Games Calgary 1, New Jersey 0 Minnesota 1, Winnipeg 0 Anaheim 3, Vancouver 0 Tuesdays Games Detroit at Buffalo, late Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, late Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, late Phoenix at Columbus, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Philadelphia at Florida, late Washington at St. Louis, late Boston at Minnesota, late Nashville at Dallas, late Colorado at Edmonton, late Wednesdays Games Montreal at Chicago, 7:30 / p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 8 / p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 / p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 10 / p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 10:30 / p.m. Major League BaseballAMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pct GB New York 4 3 .571 Tampa Bay 4 4 .500 Boston 3 4 .429 1 Toronto 3 4 .429 1 Baltimore 2 5 .286 2 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 4 1 .800 Cleveland 3 3 .500 1 Kansas City 3 3 .500 1 Chicago 3 4 .429 2 Minnesota 3 4 .429 2 West W L Pct GB Seattle 4 2 .667 Oakland 4 3 .571 Houston 3 4 .429 1 Los Angeles 3 4 .429 1 Texas 3 4 .429 1 Mondays Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Baltimore 2 L.A. Angels 9, Houston 1 Oakland 8, Minnesota 3 San Diego at Cleveland, ppd., rain Boston 5, Texas 1 Kansas City 4, Tampa Bay 2 Colorado 8, Chicago White Sox 1 Tuesdays Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, late Texas at Boston, late San Diego at Cleveland, late Houston at Toronto, late Tampa Bay at Kansas City, late Chicago White Sox at Colorado, late Detroit at L.A. Dodgers, late L.A. Angels at Seattle, late Wednesdays Games San Diego (Erlin 0-0) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-0), 12:05 / p.m., 1st game Oakland (J.Chavez 0-0) at Minnesota (Hughes 0-0), 1:10 / p.m. Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-0) at Kansas City (Guthrie 1-0), 2:10 / p.m. Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 1-0), 3:10 / p.m. San Diego (Stults 0-1) at Cleveland (Undecided), 3:35 / p.m., 2nd game Texas (R.Ross 0-0) at Boston (Peavy 0-0), 4:05 / p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 7:05 / p.m. Houston (Harrell 0-1) at Toronto (Morrow 0-1), 7:07 / p.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 1-1), 10:10 / p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 1-0) at Seattle (Elias 0-0), 10:10 / p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pct GB Miami 5 2 .714 Atlanta 4 2 .667 Washington 4 2 .667 Philadelphia 3 3 .500 1 New York 2 4 .333 2 Central W L Pct GB Milwaukee 4 2 .667 Pittsburgh 4 2 .667 St. Louis 4 3 .571 Chicago 2 4 .333 2 Cincinnati 2 5 .286 2 West W L Pct GB San Francisco 5 2 .714 Los Angeles 5 3 .625 Colorado 4 4 .500 1 San Diego 2 4 .333 2 Arizona 2 7 .222 4 Mondays Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, ppd., rain St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3 San Diego at Cleveland, ppd., rain Colorado 8, Chicago White Sox 1 Tuesdays Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Miami at Washington, late San Diego at Cleveland, late N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, late Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, late Cincinnati at St. Louis, late Chicago White Sox at Colorado, late Detroit at L.A. Dodgers, late Wednesdays Games San Diego (Erlin 0-0) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-0), 12:05 / p.m., 1st game Cincinnati (Leake 0-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 0-1), 1:45 / p.m. Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 1-0), 3:10 / p.m. San Diego (Stults 0-1) at Cleveland (Undecided), 3:35 / p.m., 2nd game Miami (Ja.Turner 0-0) at Washington (Roark 1-0), 7:05 / p.m. Milwaukee (Garza 0-1) at Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 1-0), 7:05 / p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 0-1) at Atlanta (Santana 0-0), 7:10 / p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 1-0), 8:05 / p.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 1-1), 10:10 / p.m. Arizona (Arroyo 0-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 0-0), 10:15 / p.m. 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.orgSottile Memorial GolfLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association will be hosting the 8th Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 12, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-per son scramble with cash prizes for winning teams in each ight and individual cash prizes for closest to the line, closest to the pin and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. Cost is $100 per golfer, $400 per team, and there will be an 8 / a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, complementary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appetizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event for the eighth consecutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 holesponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the tour nament directly benet youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of the proceeds will also be used for completion of a new sports weight-training facility. For more information, call Laura Teal at (863) 441-0729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581.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.Highlands County Summer LeaguesSEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department announces that the 2014 Summer Leagues will start the week of May 12. Leagues will include Womens, Church and Recreational A and B Leagues and are open to all adults and youth 16 years and older. Registration and fees are due by Wednesday, May 7, no exceptions. Fees are $360 and $15 sanctioning fee for the year. For any further information please call Bob Keefe at 863-381-8284, Dustin Ridenour at 381-8269 or the Sports Complex at 863-402-6755.Bass N Trash TournamentSEBRING The Sebring Sr. FFA will host the First Annual Bass N Trash Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 17, on Lake Jackson at the Veterans Beach boat ramp. Cost is $25 per person, with a maximum of four people per team, with all registered team members receiving a free T-shirt and lunch. Meet time is 7 / a.m. and shing will get underway at 7:30 / a.m. Weigh-in takes place at Noon. Cass prizes will be given to heaviest total of three bass, three trash sh, heaviest bass and heaviest trash sh. All sh must be alive at weigh-in. Registration deadline is May 1, which guarantees a shirt, registrations after that, up through the day of the tournament, arent guaranteed a shirt. To register, or for more information, contact Sarah Cleveland at (352) 214-9883, or Rebekah Wills at (863) 273-0208.SHS Summer SwimSebring High School will be offering swimming lessons with four sessions to choose from. The rst session begins Monday, June 9 and runs through Friday, June 20. The second session runs from June 23-July 3, the third session July 7-July 18 and the fourth from July 21-August 1. Registrations are being taken, beginning Monday, May 5, at the front ofce of Sebring High School during the day from 9 / a.m.-2 / p.m., where ofce secretaries will be able to sign you up. For questions, call 4715500, ext. 229, or 381-7092 and leave a message for Ms. Pat. Emails can also be sent to catonp@highlands.k12. .us. The Sebring High School pool will be open on Wednesday, May 1,Monday through Friday from 6-7:30 / p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 / p.m. Additional hours will be added once school is out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swimmer, and family passes are available at $50 for rst family member and $15 for each additional. Sebring Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four (4) instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight types of instruction: 1. Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no experience necessary. 2. Parent and Tot: Water Orientation. Mother/ Father must participate with child. (6 months to 2 years of age.) 3. Level I: Introduction to Water Skills. Students rst water orientation without Mother/Father. Part A--Preschool Aquatics (2-4 years of age) Part B-School Age (4-5 years of age) 4. Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Students do not need Mother/Father in pool. (4-5 years of age.) 5. Level III: Stroke Development. Students must be comfortable in water. 6. Level IV: Stroke Improvement. Students must be able to swim 10 yards, do a front dive, and oat on their backs. 7. Level V: Stroke Renement. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water 30 seconds, and elementary back stroke 25 yards. 8. Level VI: Part A Personal Water Safety/ Diving Fundamentals. Students must be able to swim 100 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, backstroke 100 yards. Will learn basics of diving. Part B Fitness Swimmer/Diving Fundamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of diving. There will be a $50 fee for the two-week session and students will be enrolled on a rst come, rst served basis. There will be no refunds after completion of registration and payment of fees, unless the swim class is cancelled. There must be at least four swimmers per class for the lessons to be taught. This Date In BaseballApril 9 1913 Ebbets Field opened in Brooklyn, and Philadelphia defeated the Dodgers 1-0 before a crowd of 10,000. The stadium, which cost $750,000, was named af ter Charles Ebbets, the clubs principal owner. 1947 Dodgers manager Leo Durocher was sus pended for one year by Commissioner Happy Chan dler for the accumulation of unpleasant incidents detrimental to baseball. 1959 The Baltimore Orioles, playing the Wash ington Senators, became the rst team in history to make a triple play on opening day. The Senators won 9-2. 1965 The Houston Astrodome opened with an exhibition game between the New York Yankees and Astros. President Johnson attended and Gov. John Connally threw out the rst ball. Mickey Man tle hit the rst home run, but the Astros won 2-1 in 12 innings. 1969 Billy Williams of Chicago hit four consecu tive doubles to lead the Cubs to an 11-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. 1981 Fernando Valenzuela made his rst major league start a stunning success by pitching a 2-0, ve-hit triumph over the Houston Astros in Los An geles. He would go on to win his rst eight games. 1985 Tom Seaver made his 15th opening day start to break Christy Mathewsons record. Seaver pitched 6 2-3 innings for the victory, with the Chicago White Sox beating the Milwaukee Brew ers 4-2. 1993 The Colorado Rockies beat the Montreal Expos 11-4 for their rst win and set a National League record for attendance in their home debut. The crowd of 80,227 broke the record of 78,672 set on April 18, 1958, by the Los Angeles Dodgers. 2000 In a 13-7 win over Kansas City, Minne sotas Ron Coomer, Jacque Jones and Matt LeCroy hit consecutive home runs. The Royals Carlos Bel tran, Jermaine Dye and Mike Sweeney repeated the feat, marking the rst time in major league history both teams hit three consecutive home runs in the same game. 2003 Detroit became the second major league team to start successive seasons 0-7 after a 9-6 loss to Kansas City. The Tigers started 0-11 last year. The 1962-63 New York Mets started 0-9 and 0-8 in their rst two seasons. 2006 Cory Sullivan tied a major league record by hitting two triples during a seven-run fth inning, helping Colorado rout San Diego 10-4. Todays birthdays: Tommy Medica, 26; David Robertson 29; A.J. Ellis, 33.

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com We at Positive Medical are dedicated to providing the best medical care and assistance to our patients. In order to re ect that dedication, we o er you a wide range of services including BLS transport. CALL US TODAY!Visit us online at pmtinc.us1-877-605-3204 863-655-0030 1-877-605-3204 863-655-0030 Dan Hoehne/News-SunAbove: Tyler Bender got the win Monday, going eight strong innings and giving up just two earned runs. Below: Panther head coach Rick Hitt waves Damian Boyum into third during SFSCs 10-run fourth inning Monday night. brought Allen in to cut the lead to 4-2. But the Panthers were about to squash any Pasco thought of keeping this one close as they exploded in sending 15 batters to the plate the bottom of the frame. Bingham lead it off with another rocket into the left-center eld gap, bouncing it over the fence on one ho for a groundrule double. Layner walked on four pitches and Josh Townsend got drilled by a pitch to load the bases, bringing on the rst of three Pasco relievers in the inning. But that didnt slow any thing down as Damian Boyum then singled to center to bring one run in and Austin Johnson singled to left to score two. A Forbes single through the left side reloaded the bases before Trotter bounced one down the third-base line that actually caromed off third base for a two-run double. Another call to the bullpen was made, with consecutive wild pitches then plating Forbes and moving Trotter to third. With one out, Jorge Flores worked a walk to put runners on the cor ners and with two out, Layner crushed another offering for a no-doubt, three-run tater. Townsend and Boyum kept the parade going with consecutive walks, bringing in the third reliever of the frame, who was greeted by an RBI double from Johnson. The nal out of the inning soon came, but when the dust had settled, 10 runs had come across and the narrow 4-2 lead was now a lopsided 14-2. Things held there until the bottom of the sixth, when Boyum and Johnson hit back-to-back blasts over the left-eld fence with Johnsons causing only a turn of the leftelders head to watch it soar out of the yard. The Conquistadors did scratch for an unearned run in the top of the seventh, but Bender kept them in check through the eighth before Zach Bailey came on to nish it in the ninth. The hitting highlights for the game were Layners two home runs and ve RBI, while Johnson also accounted for ve ribbies and Bingham tallied his trio of doubles. Bender went a strong eight innings on the mound, scattering seven hits, only walking one, allowing two earned runs and striking out three. He did what hes been doing and making the most of his opportunity, Hitt said of Bender, before reassessing his hitters. Theres been a lot of games this year where we were a hit away from breaking open big innings, and tonight we did that. Weve had a lot of close games, and a few have been going our way lately, he continued. I think thats three out of the last four and seven out of the last 10. But we really havent gone on a big streak yet this year. Weve had four or ve in a row, but not a really big one. We may be getting hot at just the right time. That time being with 10 games left on the Suncoast Conference schedule, beginning tonight at Winter Haven for the start of a three-game series with Polk State. The Eagles top the standings at 16-5, with South Florida on the opposite end at 5-13. But with St. Petersburg topping Hillsborough Monday, the pair stood tied for third at 8-10, leaving the Panthers just three games out of contention for qualifying for the state tournament. Three games back with 10 to go and coming off a dominant win it sure does sound like the right time to get hot. SFSC FROM PAGE A9 at a Division I school, whether its after four months or two years, they have given themselves that option. An option that will take Peart and Gayle far from home and into a climate theyve only heard about. The farthest Ive been from home is Tallahassee, Peart said with a laugh. But this will be a good experience, meeting new people, different people and playing in cold weather. I gure once Ive played there, in those conditions, Ill be ready to play anywhere. This marks 41 studentathletes that have gone to play college football under Scotts tenure as the Sebring head coach. Thats what its about, helping the kids get their opportunity, he said. If they want to, and put the work in on the eld, in the classroom and in the weight room, well do everything we can to get them there. DEAN FROM PAGE A9 Johnson, who was 1 of 4 the line. It wasnt just the misses that hurt the Wildcats, either. It was their inability to get there. Their best foul shooters, twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison, made it to the line only once, and Aaron missed. They were hounded all night by UConn guards Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright, who prevented them from getting to the rim as they had all tournament. The Wildcats, who were seeking their ninth national championship, shot 68 percent from the line for the season. Only three times had they shot worse than they did in the national championship, twice overcoming the poor efforts to squeeze out victories. None of those teams was UConn, though. And none of those games was for the national championship. Tough way to go out but at the same time, we proved a lot of people wrong, Johnson said. We just had a great season and obviously we would have wanted to be on the other end the last game. We just had a tremendous season and we shouldnt feel down. NCAA FROM PAGE A9 We may be getting hot at just the right time.Rick Hitt SFSC head coach His daughter died of leukemia at 15, and his son and former assistant coach was found dead at his home in Tulsa, Okla., two years ago at the age of 47. Williams led Maryland, his alma mater, to the 2002 title with a victory over Indiana. He retired in 2011 with 668 wins, seven 25-win seasons and 22 postseason appearances, including 11 straight trips to the NCAA tournament. I was just a coach, Williams said. To be able to go in with Nolan cer tainly is great. Mourning was a seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time defensive player of the year who was among the leagues best shot-blockers, while Richmond was an elite scorer who won a title in a secondary role with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001-02, his nal season. Richmonds best years were on losing teams in Sacramento. He averaged a careerhigh 25.9 points for a 3448 team in 1996-97. You can judge me and you can judge my game, said Richmond, who is 37th on the NBA scoring list at 20,497 points. Im a Hall of Famer. Lithuania star Sarunas Marciulionis was among several candidates already selected by various committees. Stern went in via the contributors committee, and former Indiana Pacers coach Bob Slick Leonard was chosen by the ABA committee. The late Nat Sweetwater Clifton of the New York Knicks was chosen by the early AfricanAmerican pioneers committee, and the late Guy Rodgers of Temple by the veterans committee. HALL FROM PAGE A9

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LIVING BWednesday, April 9, 2014 Family Features This year, make your Easter ham effortless by ditching the oven and using your slow cooker instead. While most people think about slow cooking for staples like chili and stew, its also perfect for center-ofthe-plate feasts like an Easter ham. Using the slow cooker, you can minimize both prep time and cleanup time, leaving plenty of room in the day for church, hunt i ng eggs and enjoying time with your loved ones. Ham is a tradition for many families this time of year, and be cause it pairs well with a multitude of ingredients, you can create a unique dish ev ery time. For a fresh spin on the classic ham, try this Sweet Southern SlowCooker Ham recipe from the National Pork Board. Apple cider and bourbon (or vanilla extract, if you prefer) combine to create a rich avor complemented by the sweetness of brown sugar. Round out your Easter menu by pairing your ham with classic sides such as oven-roasted carrots, asparagus wrapped in bacon and mashed sweet potatoes. You can also use leftover ham for avor-packed recipes like Ham, Apple and Cheddar Crepes, which are ide al for a family-style brunch. T o get inspired by more ham and Easter meal ideas, visit PorkBeinspired.com or Facebook.com/PorkBein spired. Yield: 12 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 4 to 8 hours %  1 bone-in fully cook ed ham, about 5 1/2 pounds %  1 cup apple cider %  1/2 cup dar k brown sugar %  1/3 cup K entucky bourbon %  1/4 cup hone y %  1/4 cup Dijon mustard %  4 fresh th yme sprigs 1. Place ham in large slow cooker. Whisk cider with brown sugar, bourbon, hon ey and mustard. Slowly pour o ver ham. Scatter thyme sprigs into slow cooker. 2. Cook on high for 4 hour s or on low for 8 hours, or until very tender. Remove ham to rest on cutting board. Pass remaining cooking liquid through ne mesh sieve into sauce pan. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly reduced. 3. Car ve ham into serving pieces. Brush ham pieces with cooking liquid before ar rang ing on platter Serve warm or at room temperature. Note: For a non-alcoholic alterna tive, replace the bourbon with 1/4 cup water and 1 table spoon vanilla extract. Cooking T ip: Use leftover ham to make Ham, Apple and Cheddar Crepes. Easter Ham Pin-spiration Sweepstakes Enter the National Pork Boards Easter Ham Pin-spiration Sweepstakes at P orkBeinspired.com/EasterHam for the chance to win an Easter gift baket with ev erything you need for this years celebration. Yield: 6 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes %  3 cups ham, shredded and warmed %  1 3/4 cups 2% milk %  1/4 cup unsalted butter melted %  4 large eggs %  1/2 teaspoon salt %  1 1/2 cups all-pur pose our %  1 Grann y Smith apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced %  Cheese Sauce %  1 tablespoon unsalted butter %  1 tablespoon all-pur pose our %  1 cup 2% milk %  2 teaspoons Dijon mustard %  1/4 teaspoon salt %  1/4 teaspoon pepper %  1 cup white cheddar cheese, nshred ded %  2 tablespoons fresh chives, nely chopped 1. P our milk, butter, eggs and salt in blender. Mix until well combined. Add our. Mix for 15 to 20 seconds or until smooth. Let stand for 10 minutes. 2. Heat an 8-inch crepe pan or non stick skillet over medium heat. Coat well with nonstick cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter into pan, swirl to fully cover bottom of pan. Cook for 1 minute or until crepe begins to curl around edges. Carefully ip and cook for an addi tional 30 seconds or until set. T rans fer to plate. Repeat with additional cooking spray and remaining batter. Layer cooked crepes between pieces of wax paper to prevent sticking. 3. La y a crepe on clean work sur face. Arrange few slices of apple on quarter of crepe; top with shredded ham. F old crepe in half to cover lling and fold in half again to create triangular shape. Repeat with remaining crepes, apple and ham. Place on parchmentlined baking sheet and hold in warm oven until ready to serve, or up to 30 minutes. 4. F or cheese sauce, melt butter in saucepan set over medium heat. Stir in our until well coated. Cook, stir r ing constantly, for 2 min utes or until p ale and smooth. Whisk in milk, a splash at a time, until smooth; stir in mustard, salt and pepper. Cook, stir ring constantly, for 5 minutes or until thick enough to coat back of spoon. Remove from heat. Whisk in cheese, a small handful at a time, until melted and smooth. 5. Place lled crepes on each plate. Spoon cheese sauce over each crepe and sprinkle with chives. Serving Suggestion: All the elements of the recipe can be prepared a day in ad vance and gently warmed before assembling. HAM, AA PPLE AND C hH E DDAR CREPES SS W EET S S O UT hH E RN S S LOW-COOKER HAM

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B2 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Start of the United Negro College Fund slogan 6 Old lab burners 11 Abbr. at the top of an email 14 Something passed be tween the legs? 19 ___ Domingo 20 Now and again? 21 Lik e an ode 23 Kind of farming 25 Like Neptune among the planets in the solar system 26 ___ pro nobis 27 Echelon 28 With the circled letters, 1955 Bill Haley and His Com ets hit? 30 Sound of sw eet nothings 31 Having a beat 33 Hall-of-Famer Ralph 35 Purveyor of the Doubli cious sandwich 36 ___ W ebster, Twains cele brated jumping frog 37 With 43-Across, 1973 Deep Purple hit? 39 Like Odin 41 Sound engineers knob 43 See 37-Across 45 Brings in 47 Some dreams 50 Reverse, e.g. 51 Dismissed 53 Eternally nameless thing, in Eastern religion 54 Bath accessories 55 Dr Pepper alternative 58 Former Disney president Michael 60 Dreamy romantic quality 62 Olympic leap 64 Ring Lardners Alibi ___ 65 Its put on before takeoff 66 1959 Dion and the Bel monts hit? 69 Old mattress stufng 72 P ond denizen 73 Phil who played 65-Down 78 1984 Cyndi Lauper hit? 79 Memorable series in Psy cho 81 Da wn-to-dusk 82 The continents, e.g. 83 Phooey! 85 Kelly of morning TV 87 Haughty affectation 88 Rap sheet listing 89 Query at the start of a poker game 91 Verbally assault 94 Rene of Thor 96 Thumbing-the-nose gesture 98 Challenge for F.D.R. 99 Mideast V.I.P. 101 Meatless day in W.W. II: Abbr. 103 Some lawn mowers 105 Pertaining to religious rites 108 Bugs Bunny addressee 109 Where to nd screwdriv ers and rusty nails 111 Lik e peas in ___ 113 Sufx with salt 114 Made bats 116 Primer pair 119 Info on a magazine cover 120 Real dear 121 More cool, in slang 122 French thinkers? 123 Winks partner 124 ___ State (Mountain West Conference team) 125 Runners in the cold? DOWN 1 Org. 2 Actress Tierney 3 Suffering 4 Some versions of Windows 5 Quit stalling! 6 Sufx with major 7 Back it up, in a way 8 Seduction of the Minotaur author 9 Bank ID 10 Listen, pal! 11 Tea Partiers, e.g. 12 Crack ller 13 Casual summer wear 14 Medium for love letters? 15 Card reader, for short 16 What fastidious people cant be 17 ___ Scott Card, Enders Game writer 18 Competitor of ZzzQuil 22 Label for 28-Across 24 Alaskan city 29 Fake 32 Chef Lagasse 34 To sum up 36 No longer in fashion 38 Info for an airport greeter, for short 40 Victorian ___ 42 Summons, of a sort 43 The T of Mr. T 44 Prex with thermal 46 Long time ___ 48 Boss Tweed nemesis 49 New York arrival of 50 BBC std. 52 Bank in need of support? 54 Where hello is sveiks 56 Reinforces 57 Muff a grounder 59 Something you can believe 61 Hands on deck 63 Chicken ___ (Italian dish, informally) 65 NCO of 1950s TV 67 Former faddish exercise regimen 68 Way off 69 Oktoberfest quaff 70 John Locke, philosophi cally 71 Out-of-the-w ay way 74 Brand of pickles 75 Slanted writing 76 Description on many eBay listings 77 The s in Awacs: Abbr. 78 Dose meas. 79 Eastern religion 80 Place for a mani-pedi 84 Grazs land: Abbr. 86 Rev (up) 89 See 95-Down 90 1969 Creedence Clearwa ter Revival hit? 92 Quantum ph ysics particle 93 Rubber from Arabia? 95 With 89-Down, 1968 Tam my Wynette hit? 97 T welfth Night duke 99 ___ to the list 100 Inspector of crime ction 102 One inspiring love of po etry? 104 ___ alive! 106 Bonne ___! 107 Longing looks 109 Some queens 110 Didn t stop in time, say 112 ___ ale 115 French scene 117 Hollywood special FX 118 Selena star, to her fans 12345 6789 10 11 12131415161718 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 31 32 3334 35 36 37 3839 404142 43 44 45 46 47 4849 50 51 5253 54 55 565758 59 6061 62 6364 65 66 67 68 697071 72 73 74757677 78 79 8081 82 8384 85 86 87 88 89 9091 9293 94 95 96 97 98 99100 101102103 104105 106107 108 109 110 111112 113 114 115 116117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 MU sS I caCA L I n N T E rR P rR E T aA T I on ON B yY peter PETER A. C ollinsO LLINS Solution on B5 The days are getting longer, yall! And you know what that means? Its just about time to get those gardens in, the pa tio furniture out, and to tackle that spr ing clean ing. I like to keep a clean kitchen, but every few months I just love giving the kitchen a good scrub down and getting every thing all freshened up or ganized. And now that spring is upon us, its time to get to work. Kitchen cleaning tips %  Scr ub the cast iron. A good cast iron pan will give you a life time worth of cooking so give it the TLC it deser ves. Pour a good layer of coarse salt on the surface of the pan and a give it a good scrub with a soft sponge. The salt will lift away stuck on food and absorb oil with out ruining the seasoning on the pan. If y our pan needs anoth er coat of seasoning, it will take better after a salt scrub. %  Clean y our oven. Self cleaning ovens are a Godsend. But if you have an old-fashioned model, nows the time to give it a good go ing over. For a (nonto xic) cleaning solu tion, make a paste out of water and baking soda. Coat the oven surfaces with that paste (not any heat ing elements or bare metal) and let that stand overnight. In the morning, put on some rubber gloves and scrub the paste off with a plastic spatula. A wet sponge should take off all remaining residue. %  Clean cutting boar ds. If you use a wood en cutting board, every few weeks give it a good spr inkle of coarse salt and scrub with a sliced lemon. Rinse well with hot water and your board will be nice and fresh. %  Clean the fr idge. Take everything out of the fridge and wipe all in terior surfaces down with some hot, soap y water. As you put ev erything back, toss out all outdated con diments and items y oure not going to use. Replace the box of baking soda! %  P antry purge. Take ev erything out and wipe do wn the shelves. Toss out anything that hasnt been used and wont be used. Spices lose their spiciness af ter a while! Treat your self to some new staples. A good clean sw eep in the pan try will perk it up like nothing else Ditch the stuff you dont use and donate it to a food bank if its worthy. Get that pantry magazinephoto worthy! %  M eal planning. One essential tool that I think every home cook needs is a subscription to Saving Dinner Pre mium Menu Mailer! I sw ear this will change your life. This is the product that really put Saving Dinner on the map, and once you use our menu plan ning system you will hav e a hard time going back to anything else.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Din ner series. Find out more at www .savingdinner.com.Time to get rid of the winter grime DINNER dD IVALeanne Ely DEAR ABBY: Im a divorced woman with gr own children. I have al ways supported gay rights and thought of myself as straight. But a few months ago, I met a woman, Stephanie. We hit it off immedi ately, and I was shocked to lear n shes a transgen der woman who was born male We have spent a lot of time together and are falling in love. Steph anie will be having sur gery soon to complete the tr ansgender process. I have been surprised and disappointed by the lack of support from my family and friends, whom I always thought were open-minded. Some have voiced support, but have shown no interest in meeting her and seem uncomfortable hearing about her. Im excited about this relationship and would have thought my fami ly and friends would be happ y for me, as I have been alone for a long time. But now I nd myself re fraining from mentioning S tephanie in conversation. How can I discuss her with others? We are tak ing things slowly and not jumping into anything, y et we can denitely see our selves spending the rest of our liv es together. We have already faced disapprov ing strangers and handled it w ell. LOVES MY FRIEND IN OHIODEAR LOVES: It appears Stephanie isnt the only one in your relationship who is in transition. Both of you are, and because it is new to those around you, they may not under stand it which is why they ar e uncomfortable. The fact that Stephanie is transgender should not be mentioned right off the bat. It is not the most im portant thing about her, and it should not be her dening characteristic. Discuss the matter with your friend and ask how she would like to be in troduced and referred to. I ts only logical that this will vary according to how close these people are to you. DEAR ABBY: I am a sin gle mother who has had my shar e of heartbreak. I was with Kent for almost two years. We moved in to gether and talked often about marriage. Things were going great, but then he lost his job. After that, nding and keeping a job became harder and harder for him. One day when I came home from work, all of Kents clothes were gone. He said he had moved back in with his moth er because he didnt feel comfor table with me pay ing all the bills. He assured me he still wanted to r e main in the relationship, and once he could keep a steady job hed move back. Three months later, he broke up with me. The fol lowing week some mutual friends told me he had gotten marr ied! When I confronted Kent, he told me he still wants to have a sexual relationship with me. I refused and hav ent spoken to him since. Yesterday I learned that I am pregnant with his child. I am turned upside down without a clue what to do. Is it wrong to feel hatred for him? BETRAYED IN TEXASDEAR BETRAYED: Un der the circumstances y our feelings are under standable. Now, heres what to do Contact Kent AND his wife and tell them the happy news that he is going to be a fa ther and you expect him to shoulder all the r e sponsibilities that go with it. Then talk to a lawyer to be sure he does.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abb y at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Let ters for All Occasions, send your name and mailing ad dress, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Letter Book let, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and han dling are included in the price.Woman with transgender lover is looking for some family support DEAR A bbBB YJeanne Phillips

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Fri. 9am 5pmMaybe its not ringing exactly...its something called tinnitus, the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head with no external sound present. The Xino Tinnitus masks or covers up your tinnitus and takes your focus off your tinnitus. Do you or someone you know suffer from constant ringing in the ears? SUPPORT YOUR Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm Closed Wednesdays863-385-3497lampekieferhearing.com 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida Live without Limitations3 Series hearing aids feature Starkeys latest noise reduction and speech preservation system, which is designed to deliver incredible sound clarity even in the noisiest situations.A portion of each purchase goes toward helping those less fortunate receive the gift of hearing. We Support3 Series can also stream sound from your TV, radio, computer and even your cell phone directly to your hearing aids. With 3 Series, you can enjoy hands-free phone conversations and listen to TV or radio at the volume you want. 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You can hear the volume at the level you want, while everyone else in the room can listen at the volume they want. 385-3497130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Maybe its not ringing exactly...its something called tinnitus, the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head with no external sound present. The Xino Tinnitus masks or covers up your tinnitus and takes your focus off your tinnitus.Do you or someone you know suffer from constant ringing in the ears? FOOD When I was rst taught how to make risotto, my chef told me that it can be thought of as a labor of love because it takes some effort to prepare risotto properly. You cant cook it the way you would if you were cooking white rice. Risotto is usually made with rice called Arborio, which is Italian short-grain rice that is named after the town of Arborio, in the Po Val ley. When cooked, the gr ains have a rm but creamy texture that blends well with other avors that can be added to the dish. Arborio has high starch con tent and when it gets to the right temper ature the starch is released and your risotto will become very creamy and have a rich avor. I like to add wild mushrooms and fresh thyme to the dish about half way through the cooking process to infuse the r ice with the earthiness of the mushrooms and the undeni ably great avor of thyme. The labor of lo ve part is the stir ring you have to do while making it. Y ou have to ladle in small amounts of stock and constantly stir the rice while the rice absorbs the stock. I have always imagined that there are chefs in Italy that have silky smooth skin from stirring ri sotto all their lives. Risotto can be made with other grains, like barley and farro, but Arborio is the best. So here is a simple but a bit chal lenging r ecipe that I would like to ask you to make the next time your meal calls for a rice dish. R emember, you can add other avors to it to make it even tastier. Dont forget to top it with some shredded parmesan at the nish. Cheers, Chef.RISOTTO %  1-1/2 cup vegetable stock %  3/4 tsp olive oil %  1/2 cup dr y arborio rice %  2-1/8 tbsp fresh, diced yellow onions %  1/4 cup white whine 1. P our vegetable stock in a medium sauce pot, bring to boil, reduce heat to keep warm. 2. Heat a large skillet or braising pan o ver medium high heat. Mist pan with ol ive oil, stir in onions and saut for 2-3 minutes. Stir in rice to toast and coat well with onions and olive oil. Stir continuously until onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes. (Do not brown. If more moisture is needed add 1 tablespoon of stock). 3. Stir in white wine and reduce until almost dry about 1 tablespoon. 4. Add vegetable stock about cup at a time and reduce heat to slow simmer to allow rice to absorb stock. Repeat cooking rice in this manner for about 13-15 minutes. Under cook rice 3-4 minutes before the point of andante. 5. Remo ve par-cooked risotto from pan and spread evenly on baking pan and refrigerate to stop cooking. Reserve for later use.Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Cen ter and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at timmiespain@iammorrison.com/.Cooking risotto is a labor of love CHEFS CORNERTim Spain MCTRisotto is a rm but creamy dish usually made with Arborio rice. SARA MOULTONAssociated PressLeaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which dont really count as eggs at all in my book), Ive never met an egg dish I didnt like. But at the tip py top of my list of favor ites is the edible magic tr ick known as the souf ed omelet. The magic is built into the whites of the egg. A three-egg omelet made the usual way compris es a substantial meal for one person. B ut a soufed omelet made with three whole eggs plus two whites makes the tra ditional omelet look like a midget and is mor e than enough for two people. How can so few eggs produce such an ample dish? Something about separating the whites from the yolks, beating them, then adding them back to the yolks inates the omelet to almost com ical proportions. Though I personally have never wavered in my partisanship, eggs have shown up now and again as a target of the food po lice. Eggs are high in cholesterol! H appily, the most recent studies question wheth er the sort of cholesterol found in eggs is what w e need to be worried about. And, cholesterol aside, eggs are a terric source of protein, vitamins and antioxidants and all at about 77 calories per egg. And did I mention they are very high on the sati ation chart? Eggs ll you up In this recipe, the ex tra egg whites contribute mor e protein to the mix with very few extra calo ries. This r ecipe serves two. To make enough for four people, prepare a dou ble batch, pour it into two medium skillets then bake them in the oven at the same time.GREEKSTST YLE SO SO U FFLED OO M ELE TT Start to nish: 30 minutes Servings: 2 %  1 1/2 tablespoons extra-vir gin olive oil, divided %  5 ounces bab y spinach %  Salt and ground black pep per %  2 ounces feta cheese, ne ly crumbled %  3 large whole eggs, sepa rated, plus 2 egg whites %  2 teaspoons grated lem on zest %  Chopped fresh dill, to gar nish 1. Heat the o ven to 450 F. 2. In a large skillet o ver medium, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the spinach and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted. Sprinkle the feta on top and set aside. 3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks with a hefty pinch of salt, several grinds of pepper and the lemon zest, until the mixture is uffy, about 4 minutes. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they hold soft peaks; stir one fourth of the whites into the egg yolks, then fold the remaining whites into the yolks gently, just until they are incorporated. 4. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet with an oven-safe handle o ver medium, heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil. P our the egg mixture into the skillet, gently spread it evenly. Place the skillet in the oven on the middle shelf and bake until it is puffed and almost cooked through, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, reheat the spinach mixture o ver medium heat, stirring. 5. Remo ve the omelet from the oven and make an indent down the center with a spatula. Spoon the spinach mixture over one half of the omelet, then use the spatula to fold the other half of the omelet over to cover the lling. Return the omelet to the o ven and bake for another 2 to 3 minutes. Divide the omelet in half, sprinkle each half with the dill and serve right away. %  Nutrition infor mation per serving: 320 calories; 200 calories from fat (63 percent of total calories); 22 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 295 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrate; 4 g ber; 4 g sugar; 19 g protein; 710 mg sodium.Egg whites work magic to make filling omelet for 2

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com To advertise on this page call Vickie at 863-386-5631 Your Health Oriental Medical Clinic of Florida, P.A.TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINEWe specialize in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine To help you in the treatment of: Jeanie O. Lee, D.A.O.M.Acupuncture Physician 386-5050 FREE HEARING TESTChuck Oliver BC-HIS Board Certied-Hearing Instrument-Sciences 29 Years Experience Experience you can trust...We specialize in helping people who hear but dont always understand. Call us for courteous, professional service backed with years of experience.digitalHEARING AID OUTLET382-9210 www.DigitalHearingAidOutlet.com Serious Illness affects patients and their caregivers.Cornerstone can help! We provide comfort care through...+ Pain & Symptom Management + Emotional & Spiritual Support Information: 863-382-4563 Toll Free: 866-742-6655www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/Cornerstone 5019096 Cornerstone can help! We provide comfort care through... + Pain & Symptom Management + Emotional & Spirtual Support Information: 863-382-4563 Toll Free 866-742-6655www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstone5019096Serious Illness affects patients and their caregivers. GRILLED FLATBREAD WITH HUMMUS & MIXED VEGGIESPrep time: 5 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Yield: 4 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 8 large mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 cup baby spinach 4 Indian atbreads (naan) or pocketless pita 1 cup Sabra Hummus 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 teaspoons dried oregano Red pepper akes, optional 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. 2. Add garlic, onion bell pepper and mushroom. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 8 minutes or until veggies are soft. 3. Remove from heat and stir in spinach. Set aside. 4. Place atbread on grill or stovetop gas ame; grill for a couple of minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. 5. Place all four atbreads on baking sheet. 6. To assemble atbreads, evenly spread surface with hummus. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of hummus. Top with veggies then mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and red pepper akes. Place in oven and bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. FOOD Family Features Simplify your summer entertaining routine with quick, easy-to-make dishes that feature fresh, scrumptious ingredients. Laid back and lovely, summer parties call for wonderful friends, avorful foods and refreshing beverages. But having company over to enjoy the beautiful outdoor surroundings doesnt mean you have to stress over time-consuming meals that can take all day to prepare. Luckily, there are yummy options available for every al fresco host. Make a warm weather gathering great by incorporating creative dishes that require the beloved summertime ritual of ring up the grill. Simple grilled recipes, or those that require no cooking, allow you to cut down on the prep and clean up time. Your guests will love these recipes, which all feature Sabra Hummus, a better-for-you dip. Available in more than 10 avors, Sabra allows you to customize to your guests favorite, avorful preferences. Serve up those summer avors all season long. Visit www. sabra.com for more recipes that please guests and save on time while entertaining.Summer flavor to serve all season long

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 AMINDETNASBCCBATON SANTOTWICELAUDATORY SUBSISTENCEOUTERMOST ORATIERTHECLOCKCOO CADENTKINERKFCDANL SMOKENORSEFADER THEWATEREARNSOMENS GEARAXEDTAOLOOFAS MRPIBBOVITZSTARDUST TOELOOPIKESEATBELT LOATEENAGERVE BEDSTRAWEFTSILVERS TIMETIMESTABSALLDAY SEPTETBAHRIPAAIRS PRIORYOUINLAMBASTE RUSSOSNOOKPOLIO AMIRTUETOROSSACRAL DOCBARROOMSAPODINE DRIVENMADDICKANDJANE ISSUEDATEANGELILLER TETESNODBOISENOSES CROSSWORD SOLUTION CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Rotary Club of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The Rotary Club of Lake Placid recently welcomed Lori Roulette of Roulette Designs & Art as a new member. Roulette is a local independent graphic designer working with persons and companies of all sizes. With experience in website, logo and brochure design, Roulette offers professional products and original art. She also has experience in image editing and copy writing. Roulettes goal is to provide clear, creative and original designs. For more information about visit www.roulettedesigns.com. The Rotary Club of Lake Placid meets Wednesdays at 6:44 a.m. at Platters Restaurant.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID This TOPS group was conducted by co-leader June Elam. While the weight recorders were tallying up their gures Ethel Emanuel shared some jokes with the club that she had received. Emanuel also led the group in a rousing rendition of Row, Row, Row Your Boat called The TOPS Drinking song. That is drinking water. Mary Lou Lilya gave a very interesting program about Weight Loss Secrets Around the World. It seems we Americans eat to fast; our food is bland compared to other countries;; we eat an entire meal between meals; eat out more often; we skip breakfast; we drive instead of ride a bike or walk; and it is something to do and so it isnt an exciting experience enjoyed. Karen Goodwin took roll call. This was the rst week since the new year that there was a net gain. The moan could have been heard in Washington. Everyone is determined to change the gain. The No No this week is candy and the yess are blueberries and cabbage. Winners of the alphabet contest are Ida Wyland, Jean Ottoway, Janet Mitchell and Theresa Rhodes. The next letter is Z and that will conclude the contest. The meeting ended by those losing telling just how they had accomplished their loss. Some dusted off their bikes, another pulled weeks, one went on a gluten diet, and although donuts were a big temptation, one member refrained from eating one, and another made a big pot of vegetable soup and used it for a meal. This TOPS club meets for weigh in between 3 and 3:45 p.m. Mondays at the Womens Club House in Lake Placid. The meeting starts at 4 p.m.African Violet Society to meetSEBRING The Heartland African Violet Society will hold its regular meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Member Carol Ann Burrell will provide information on how to keep your African violets happy and blooming. If you are having a problem with a plant, bring it for some advice. Guests are welcome to attend to learn about growing African violets. Meetings are held in the Founders Hall Room at 3003 Fairway Vista Drive in Highlands Ridge (off Powerline Road). For information or directions contact shirley.b@juno.com or call Shirley at 863-385-0744.Retired educators to meetSEBRING The Highlands County Retired Educators and Support Personnel Association will be meeting on Thursday at the Highlands County School Board Meeting Room (426 School St., Sebring) and will begin at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Superintendent Wally Cox and entertainment will be by the Sebring High School Show Choir. Lunch will be provided. This meeting will be the last meeting of the year. All retired school educators and support personnel are invited to attend. For further information, please contact Tinka Howe at 6992353 or Betty Hurlbut at 465-5722.Womans Club of Sebring to meetSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the clubhouse on Lakeview Drive. The Community Service Education Committee will host the meeting and the speaker, Margaret Scheer, will discuss home schooling. The luncheon will be catered by Mae Lees Deli at a cost of $10 per person for members and guests. RSVP by calling Barbara King at 382-3559 or Judy McLaughlin at 471-3295.Aglow en Espaol to meetSEBRING Sebring Aglow en Espaols next meeting on Saturday April 12, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Spring Lake Activity Center, 209 Spring Lake Blvd. Breakfast and door prizes are included. All denominations welcome. Call Rosa at 6559163 for any additional information. SNAPSHOTS CLUBS NEWS Courtesy photoVince Connell, PER was awarded Lake Placid Elks Lodges Of cer of the 2013-2014 year. Connell has been held many of cer positions in his many years of membership. John Grant, PER said Connells talents have bene ted the lodge from repairing and building various projects within the lodge. He steps forward as chef for many special events along with lodge events.LAKE PLACID ELK LODGES OFFICER OF THE YEAR Courtesy photoLake Placid Elks lodge is pleased to award Earl Hunt as Elk of the Year. John Grant, PER is honored to present this special award to an Elk member that has gone out of his way to be there whenever needed. Hunt is there when needed for Bingo night, special events, lodge events. He has been an exemplary member of the lodge.LAKE PLACID ELK OF THE YEAR SUBMISSION GUIDELINESNews from clubs and organizations is printed every Wednesday in the News-Sun. Photos are welcome and will be printed if they are of high enough quality. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday for publication in the following Wednesdays edition. Call 385-6155, Ext. 516 for more information. To submit items:EMAILeditor@newssun.comMAILLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN ANTHONY MCCARTNEYAssociated PressLOS ANGELES Mickey Rooneys approach to life was simple: Lets put on a show! He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywoods top box-of ce draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the show part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals. Pint-sized, precocious, impish, irrepressible perhaps hardy is the most-suitable adjective for Rooney, a perennial comeback artist whose early blockbuster success as the vexing but wholesome Andy Hardy and as Judy Garlands musical comrade in arms was bookended 70 years later with roles in Night at the Museum and The Muppets. Rooney died Sunday at age 93 surrounded by family at his North Hollywood home, police said. The Los Angeles County Coroners of ce said Rooney died a natural death. There were no further details immediately available on the cause of death, but Rooney did attend Vanity Fairs Oscar party last month, where he posed for photos with other veteran stars and seemed ne. He was also shooting a movie at the time of his death, The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, with Margaret OBrien. He was nominated for four Academy Awards over a four-decade span and received two special Oscars for lm achievements, won an Emmy for his TV movie Bill and had a Tony nomination for his Broadway smash Sugar Babies. I loved working with Mickey on Sugar Babies. He was very professional, his stories were priceless and I love them all ... each and every one. We laughed all the time, Carol Channing said. A small man physically, Rooney was prodigious in talent, scope, ambition and appetite. He sang and danced, played roles both serious and silly, wrote memoirs, a novel, movie scripts and plays and married eight times, siring 11 children. His rst marriage to the glamorous, and taller, Ava Gardner lasted only a year. But a fond recollection from Rooney years later Im 5 feet 3, but I was 6 feet 4 when I married Ava summed up the mans passion and capacity for life. Rooney began as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act in the 1920s. He was barely six when he rst appeared on screen, playing a midget in the 1926 silent comedy short Not to Be Trusted, and he was still at it more than 80 years later, working incessantly as he racked up about 250 screen credits in a career unrivaled for length and variety. I always say, Dont retire inspire, Rooney said in an interview with The Associated Press in March 2008. Theres a lot to be done. This from a man who did more than just about anyone in Hollywood and outlasted pretty much everyone from old Hollywood. Rooney was among the last survivors of the studio era, which his career predated, most notably with the lead in a series of Mickey McGuire kid comedy shorts from the late 1920s to early s that were meant to rival Hal Roachs Our Gang icks. After signing with MGM in 1934, Rooney landed his rst big role playing Clark Gables character as a boy in Manhattan Melodrama. A year later, still only in his midteens, Rooney was doing Shakespeare, playing an exuberant Puck in Max Reinhardts A Midsummer Nights Dream, which also featured James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland.Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

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B6 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com CARPET MART, INC Ft. Worth Textured Plush Carpetper sq. ft. (installed with padding)In Stock Berber Carpetper sq. ft. (plus installation and padding)In Stock No Wax Vinyl 12ft. and 13ft wideper sq. ft. (plus installation)In Stock Oak Vinyl Plankper sq. ft. (plus installation)In Stock Boat Carpet-Many Colors 6ft and 8ft wide Outdoor Carpet per sq. ft. per sq. ft. Courtesy photoThe annual Tomoka Heights fashion show featured ve 90-plus-year-old models along with 10 other models. The fashions were provided by Belks in Sebring and the makeup by Estee Lauder and Lancome from Belks. For more than 20 years, Tomoka Heights has had the annual luncheon and fashion show with all proceeds going towards scholarships. Sandy Mathews, the event coordinator, said the eldest model Gayle Badgley, is going to be 100 in July. Another model, Mary Dalton, is 97. The over-90 models (shown here) were Dorothy May, Gayle Badgley, Peggy Dillistin, Irene Mihalck, and Mary Dalton.TOMOKA HEIG htHT S FAS hH ION S hH OWJordan DouglasEric Rakem Douglas and Courtney Anita Crenshaw, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Jordan Rakem Doulgas, at 8:26 / p.m. on March 30, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Jordan weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Matrnal grandparents are Michael and Sharon Crenshaw. Paternal grandmother is Rebecca Fault.Jeremiah McLeanRadcliffe R. McLean and Jessica Stephney Thompson, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Jeremiah Alexander Haile McLean, on April 2, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Jeremiah weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Matrnal grandparents are Lenford and Dorothy Nelson. Paternal grand parents are Artel and V alerie McLean. CELEBRATIONS BIR thTH A A NNOUN c C E MEN tT S Courtesy photoDoris Recchia of Sebring will celebrate her 90th birthday this month. Born April 19, 1924 in Girard, Pa., she worked and raised four children in Pennsylvania before moving to Sebring in 2005 where she enjoys the beautiful weather, volunteering at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, visiting Walt Disney World, and worshipping at Sunridge Baptist Church. She has two daughters, Sandra Miller of Sebring and Sharyn Madison of Cortland, N.Y.; and two sons, Blaine Eppehimer of Meadville, Pa., and Rev. Wayne Eppehimer of Jameston, N.Y.HAPPY 90 thTH bB IR th TH DAY Courtesy photoHighlands County podiatrist Dr. Olga Luepschen raised $1,974 for the American Diabetes Association by completing the 100-mile Tour de Cure bicycle ride. The American Diabetes Associations mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.100 MILES FOR DIA bB E tT ES CHRIS TALBOTTAP Music WriterGeorge Strait won his second entertainer of the year 25 years after he won his rst and Mi randa Lambert and Keith U rban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Acad emy of Country Music A wards that had a little something for everyone. Straits victory was not unexpected. The 61-yearold is a few months from retiring from the road and won the same trophy at the rival Country Mu sic Association Awards v e months ago. But the ACMs entertainer award is fan-voted and some wondered if Straits older fan base might vote. Ive always said I have the best fans in the world, Strait told the crowd. I heard this was a fan-voted thing, so I rest my case. No one will begrudge Strait the win, includ ing co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, who w ere also nominated in the category with Lam bert and Taylor Swift. Our hero, Shelton said in a genuine mo ment. Our hero won tonight! U ntil that point Bry an and Shelton had over shadowed much of the cer emony, held in Las Ve gas. Urban and Lambert tied for the most tr ophies but it was Lamberts hus band, Shelton, and Bryan who w ere on a winning streak. They deftly stole the show with a mix of selfdeprecating, celebrityskewering jokes and two performances apiece. And as Shelton noted, he also gets to share Lam berts bed. Honestly, I think were the biggest celebrities in the room, Shelton said during the shows funni est moment a recreation of Ellen DeGeneres sele moment at the O s cars and it may just be tr ue. Shelton is the star of The Voice and a plat inum-selling hitmaker with 11 straight No. 1s Bryan was the reign ing entertainer of the y ear, and both were up for that award again this year with Lambert, Taylor Swift and George Strait, the genres top stars. They zinged Eric Church over the likeli hood of nding marijuana in his dressing room, poked fun at B ritney Spears (who performs on the Las Vegas strip) and ribbed Dallas Cow boys owner Jerry Jones, in the audience about his teams disappointing playoff record (Shelton and Bryan announced the 50th edition of the ACM Awards will be held at the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium next year). Each performed twice with Shelton offering a subdued but powerful version of his song My Eyes, playing an acous tic guitar while seated with Gw en Sebastian at his side, before return ing anked by Shakira on their duet Medicine. Bryan performed Play It Again while stand ing on a revolving replica of a vinyl album, then teamed with v ocal duo of the year winner Florida Georgia Line on This is How We Roll. Lambert did her best to upstage her husband, who gave her a peck on the forehead after she won single record of the year for Mamas Bro ken Heart, co-written by K acey Musgraves. Lam bert also won her fth str aight female vocalist of the year award. I was just hanging out with (presenter) Tri sha Yearwood back there, holy cr ap, and I was standing next to Sher yl Crow, a complete and utter r ock star, Lambert said of Crow, a fellow nominee. She also spoke about others in the cate gory: Kacey Musgraves, I gr ew up with her. She wrote the single of the year this year. And Car rie Underwoods my buddy, yall, and shes a phenomenon. I cant believe it, I m so grateful and humbled. I love my job. Lambert teamed with Urban to win vocal event of the year for their We Were Us collaboration, for which Urban won tro phies as producer and per former. Urban won video of the year with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift for Highway Dont Care. The three wins Sunday night gave Lam bert 18 trophies at the A CM Awards since she rst won best new female artist in 2006.Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 Quality Work at a Reasonable Price ROOFING SPECIALIST 863-385-4690 FULLY LICENSED & INSUREDState Lic # RC 0066817 Placid Lakes Party LineBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Social Circle will be attending the June 11 matinee performance of Mid Life Crisis at the Palm Theater in Fort Myers beginning at 11:45 a.m. with a buffet dinner (all you can eat). The group will be leaving by bus, and reservations are being accepted, payable by May 15. Call Joyce Briski at 6996331 or 465-4888 to reserve a spot for this activity. The cost is $65 per person, which includes the buffet dinner, play, tips and gratuities, and the bus. Mid Life Crisis is a hilarious comedy, and you have to assume it is a counterpart to the play Menopause. Sounds like a winner. All details and itineraries will be available in May, and we have front row seats! The next meeting is May 8. Be there. The Dalton Gang will have their cookout at Tobler Park at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Members are free, and guests will be charged $5. If you are bringing guests, call 699-6331. Our Wednesday Line Dance group is looking for a volunteer instructor. After a wonderful, successful run of line dancing instruction, Dee Grayber will be leaving us and Placid Lakes for a new adventure with husband Phil, traveling the country and enjoying retirement. We wish them well, Godspeed, and thanks for all the two of you have done to make Placid Lakes a better place. Well miss you; you made a difference! The Line Dance group is a fun group, getting together for exercise and fellowship and believe in the K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Silly). We need someone by the rst of May; can you help us? The Pioneers meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. Were hearing a lot of good recollections from different sources, and we have to chronicle all the information and get it together. We need Pioneers at this meeting to do that, the Newbies do not have the knowledge, you do. The old saying, you can lead a horse to water, but you cant make them drink holds true here. So come out of the woodwork and make yourself heard if you want this group to continue. The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will be having their Easter Bunny Hop from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Elks Hall in Lake Placid. Chrissy will be our featured musician. The Kinga-Kanteen will have soup, chili, hotdogs, and Jalepenolled pretzels and chili dogs available at 5 p.m. The King-Birds are here for their annual nesting time and had a free-forall with the Wood-ducks regarding their real-estate. The Wood-Ducks need more housing, so they tried to horn in on the King-Birds estate, the local developer noticed this through his binoculars and will be constructing another Wood-Duck estate. The King-Birds won, they had the original deed and kicked those Wood-Ducks off their property! Nobody messes with King-Birds.Tropical Harbor EstatesBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID The Tropical Harbor Choral Group gave their program March 29. Even though it was a rainy night, there was good attendance. The 20 songs were put into ve categories: Disney Spectacular, Country Tunes, Sing-a-long, Ma Ma Mia, Sacred Segment, and Patriotic Segment. Our performance was applauded and we hope that they enjoyed our singing as much as we enjoyed singing for them. Ruth Pilgun was the director and Ruth Ann Walls is the pianist. Both are very accomplished. We also appreciate Arlene Dammer, who handles all the music, which certainly is a big job. March 27 was the Memorial Fundraiser Dinner. It was a South of the Border dinner burritos with chicken or beef. All the trimmings were available just the way you liked them. Everyone there liked them and it certainly was for a worthwhile cause. Heather and John Snoddy gave a farewell gathering at their home for Grace and Jim Becker on March 30. The open house was held Sunday afternoon so all their friends could say goodbye. Betty Cosgrove and Heather Snoddy hosted the party. Monday morning coffee was served and hosted by Pat and Brent Loritz. Pat loves to serve homemade goodies. Peggy Sue Teague, with the funny jokes, emceed. Carol Noel was called upon for the well wishes for Helen Burgan, Norm Hebel, Pat Wall, and Evelyn Guiney. Peggy Sue read the birthdays for the week, and Bonnie Ilg and Adria Steigerwalt were present, so we sang Happy Birthday with the help of Ruth Ann Walls playing the piano. Eunice Brown had an open house in the clubhouse for her 80th birthday on March 23. It was a Sunday afternoon ve-cake birthday party. Jim Van Camp was the emcee. Paula Bannister reported that the total for the park for the Relay for Life was $5,600,which is our highest amount. Thank you Paula for all your hard work for pushing us to a new high. It is late in the season but we still have new residents, or six new couples, and a big welcome to them: Dave and Janice Shock at 113 Bearwoods Ave.; Marty andMary Williams at 509 Beechcraft St.; Mac and Marie Zions at 333 Beauville; Larry and Nan Laux at 528 Beechcraft St.; Cornelius and Linda Breemes at 114 Bearwoods Ave.; and Michael and Christine Littell at 114 Beauchamp St. Sitting at the Wisconsin table Monday morning were Bob and Mary Quasius from Stockbridge, Wis., guests of John and Judy Witters. The Mens Lunch Out on Tuesday, April 15 will be at Sonnys Bar-B-Que. Bob Reed will be making the arrangements. April 13 is the Helping Hands soup and sandwich meal at 5 p.m. Get your tickets in advance. Tuesday Ladies Coffee on April 1 had the coffee made by Marysue Willeke and Marilyn Cromer. Marysue led the meeting. There will be an Easter dinner on Easter Sunday. It will be a ham and scalloped potatoes dinner. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. Tickets for $6 will be sold in advance. The dinner will be held at 4 p.m. On April 15 is the Ladies Lunch Out. It will be held at Don Jose Mexican Restaurant in Sebring at 11:30 a.m. Arlene Clouston is making the arrangements. The Mustangs had their Breakfast Out at the Truck Stop on U.S. 27 on April 1. Fifteen men were there for breakfast and enjoyed their comradeship. Charlie Price is the host. Life has no limitations except the ones you make.Bridge scoresHere are the last scores of the season for Woodhaven Estates: Party Bridge 1st: Ken Meyer 2nd: Carol Reese 3rd: Margaret Bous eld FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dean Williams and his wife, Lois, arrived at Tanglewood 11 years ago in their motorhome. Dean Williams already knew that they werent long for RVing as he had suffered a detached retina three times in a short period. They soon bought a house and settled into life in Tanglewood. Williams had worked in heavy construction and road building as a supervisor and estimator before retirement. At Tanglewood, he was able to utilize his woodworking talents to turn out beautiful bowls, trays and more with wood gathered across the country or grown in his own backyard. He later turned a bowl and a cup out of alabaster purchased in Fort Collins, Colo. After the hurricanes struck in 2004, Williams collected wood from a tree that had blown down and created four Charley bowls. He sold two and donated one to the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Bene t raf e. It was a big hit and raised lots of money to help in the ght against cancer. As his eye sight deteriorated from another detached retina and macular degeneration, Williams was frustrated that he couldnt do the same high-quality woodworking he had once done. Taking a cue from good friend, George Robbins, Williams decided that if he couldnt turn wood, at least he could grow hair. So for two years and three months, thats exactly what he did. After about a year, Lois had to start tying it in a pony tail. When visiting family in Colorado (Dean and Lois have a son, two daughters, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren with two more on the way) the grandkids thought Granddad looked cool with his ponytail. Recently, Williams had more than 10 inches of hair cut off. He tied it, put it in a plastic bag and sent it off to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for kids under 21 who suffer from longterm medical hair loss. Williams felt great that he had been able to do something special for others. Once cut, everyone noticed the change and the ladies started running their ngers through his short hair, something he hadnt enjoyed since his teen years. An example had been set for the family. One granddaughter has had her long hair shorn and a grandson has taken up the challenge and is growing his long. Locks of Love is but one charity making wigs with human hair. Interested readers should check the internet for more information about Wigs for Kids, Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Children with Hair Loss and the Childhood Leukemia Foundation. St. Baldricks doesnt collect hair, but organizes head-shaving events where hair can be pledged to other charities. Now legally blind, Dean hasnt been able to drive for the past six years and cant read the newspaper, but he hasnt lost sight of the value of helping others.Tanglewood resident doesnt lose sight of giving spirit Courtesy photoMore than two years of letting his hair grow long allowed Dean Williams to go back to having short hair and helping cancer victims by donating his ponytail to Locks of Love. Courtesy photoTanglewood resident Dean Williams shows some of his wood and alabaster creation.

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Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.282012CA000681GCAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE HS1 ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-HE1,MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE1 Plaintiff, vs. TRISTAN ALFRED HEISS; JENNIFER C. LAFAVE-HEISS; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA,INC.F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA,INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2014,and entered in Case No. 282012CA000681GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE HS1 ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-HE1,MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-HE1 is Plaintiff and TRISTAN ALFRED HEISS; JENNIFER C.LAFAVE-HEISS; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA,INC.F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA, INC.; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 8th day of May,2014,the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment,to wit: THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF LOT 8,ALL OF LOTS 9 AND 10,AND THE NORTHEAST HALF OF LOT 11,BLOCK 124,LA PALOMA SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 44,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 8; RUN THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG CYPRESS STREET A DISTANCE OF 25 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE LINE DIVIDING SAID LOTS 8 AND 9 TO THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 8; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOTS 8,9,10 AND 11 AND DISTANCE OF 150 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE LINE DIVIDING LOTS 10 AND 11 TO A POINT ON CYPRESS STREET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF CYPRESS STREET A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A 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 6th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of tem,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. 91119-T dcs April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000789-GCAX-MX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINA BLANCO,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 12,BLOCK D,PINE HILL,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 66,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:312 S Lotela Ave.Avon Park,FL 33825 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts SysIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001148-GCAX-MX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP Plaintiff, vs. NICHOLAS C.WUNDERLICH,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOTS 26 AND 27,BLOCK 231,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 19,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,PAGE 88,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:688 LAKE BETTY DR, LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA 33852-8741 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 117850 dcs April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000112 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC Plaintiff, v. ROSEMARY TESSMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSEMARY TESSMAN; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated,entered in Civil Case No.:28-2011-CA-000112,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC is Plaintiff, and ROSEMARY TESSMAN,HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK AND PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.,are Defendant(s). ROBERT W.GERMAINE,the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m.in the Jury Assembly Room in the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida,33870 on the 29th day of April,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: LOT 13,BLOCK 68,PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 68,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. The property is located at the Street address of:243 Tangerine Road,Lake Placid,FL 33852. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days,only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on March 27,2014. CLERK OF THE COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R.Wellborn,P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd,Suite 100 Deerfield Beach,FL 33442 Telephone:(954) 354-3544 Facsimile:(954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at not cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),at least 7 working days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. FILE #7525-05453 April 9,16,2014 day of April,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Brenda Jiminez Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000789 THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF EMMA H.PREVATT, DECEASED; KATHY BENNETT,HEIR; JACKIE CATORELE,HEIR; PENNY PREVATT A/K/A PININIA PRATT A/K/A PININA PREVATT,HEIR; MELINDA COPELAND,HEIR; IF LIVING,INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSINGEES, CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF EMMA H.PREVATT,DECEASED; JACKIE CATORELE,HEIR Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses,is any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra,9204 King Palm Drive,Tampa, FL 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660, fascimile (813)915-0559,within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property,to wit: LOTS 19 AND 20,BLOCK B,TOWN OF AVON PARK,IN SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,ACCORDING TOT HE PLAT THEREOF,A S RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1,PAGE 14,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA (FORMERLY DESOTO COUNTY PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 58),SAID LOTS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to file your response or answer, if any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C.Consuegra,9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa,Florida 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660,facsimile (813)915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 1st TOWN OF AVON PARK,SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:505 N Delaney Ave.Avon Park,FL 33825 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 153602 dcs April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000386GCAX-MX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MABLE PARRISH,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 1,BLOCK 1, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000685-GCAX-MX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. AUREA MIRANDA,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 22,BLOCK 1,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. Property address:1428 Gramarcy Ave.Sebring,FL 33875 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 142624 dcs April 9,16,2014 basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 132363 dcs April 9,16,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001152-GCAX-MX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH L.PENDARVIS,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: THE SOUTHEASTERLY 70 FEET OF TRACT TWO (2) OF LAKE PEARL ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 76,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT AN IRON PIPE IN THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF TRACT TWO (2) OF LAKE PEARL ESTATES,THENCE RUN SOUTH 27 DEGREES 50' WEST ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF THE UN-NAMED STREET OR PUBLIC ROAD A DISTANCE OF 362.7 FEET TO A POINT,SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 27 DEGREES 50' WEST ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID UN-NAMED STREET OR ROAD A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 62 DEGREES 8' WEST A DISTANCE OF 170 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE IN THE MEANDER LINE OF LAKE PEARL; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE MEANDER LINE OF SAID LAKE PEARL TO A POINT NORTH 62 DEGREES 8' WEST OF POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 62 DEGREES 8' EAST TO POINT OF BEGINNING. AND ALSO TRACT ``B'' (EASEMENT) A TEN FOOT BY 30 FOOT NON-EXCLUSIVE, PERPETUAL EASEMENT,RIGHT-OF-WAY AND PRIVATE TRAVEL WAY OVER THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY,TO-WIT: COMMENCING AT AN IRON PIPE IN THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF TRACT TWO (2) OF LAKE PEARL ESTATES,THENCE RUN SOUTH 27 DEGREES 50' WEST ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF THE UN-NAMED STREET OR PUBLIC ROAD A DISTANCE OF 352.7 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING:THENCE RUN SOUTH 27 DEGREES 50' WEST ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID UN-NAMED STREET OR ROAD A DISTANCE OF 10 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 62 DEGREES 8' WEST A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 27 DEGREES 50' EAST A DISTANCE OF 10 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 62 DEGREES 8' EAST A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET, MORE OR LESS,TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property address:41 Dasher Rd.Lake Placid,FL 33852 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Did YouKNOW?EMERGENCY VEHICLESUpon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle,while en route to meet an existing emergency,the driver of every other vehicle shall,when such emergency vehicle is giving audible signals by siren,exhaust whistle, or other adequate device,or visible signals by the use of displayed blue or red lights,yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to,and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway,clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed,unless otherwise directed by any law enforcement officer.YOUCANBETICKETEDFORFAILINGTOPULL OVERANDSTOPWHENANAMBULANCE, POLICE, FIREOROTHEREMERGENCYVEHICLEIS TRAVELLINGTOMEETANEMERGENCY. 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Central air/heat, 2 car garage, $125,000. 863-835-0294. 4080Homes for SaleSebringFOR 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 EstateSUCCESSFUL PRINTINGbusiness for sale. Winners of Readers Choice Award. Family owned 40 years. Owners retiring. Great opportunity. Will train. 863-385-9800 or 863-414-2270. 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 Financial RN/LPN FULLTime 3-11 Shift Experience in long term care preferred Apply at: Lake Placid Health Care Center 125 Tomoka Blvd South EEOC/Smoke Free/ Drug Free Work Place MEDICAL RECORDS/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COORDINATOR Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT position available. Candidate must be accurate detail oriented and have computer skills. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863) 453-6674. EOE,, M/F, DFWP. MECHANIC TOwork on farm/ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, fleet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills peferred. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 or office@lpclp.com 5 DAYLIVE-IN nanny needed, Spanish speaking preferred. Call Neda 949-413-4951. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentFOUND: LARGEdog, white male, lost collar, north of Dinner Lake, Sebring. Call 863-385-4491. 1200Lost & FoundCHECK 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:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000203TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11522 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0990-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1 BLOCK 99 PLACID LAKES SECTION 19,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: NAZLY CHAR; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 23rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 21st day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk March 19,26; April 2,9,2014 ************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** These 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. of local,state and federal authorities having jurisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida April 9,16 2014 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsThe City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-021 20 TON HVAC UNIT FOR JACK STROUP CIVIC CENTER Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from publicpurchase.com or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email: purchasing@mysebring.com,at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM,Thursday,April 24,2014,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed,delivered in person, by mail,of any other type of delivery service.There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference 10:00 AM, April 14,2014 located at 355 East Center Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.83:801-809.Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M.ON THURSDAY, APRIL 17,2014,at Highlands Self Storage Inc.7825 S.George Blvd.Sebring, FL 33872.All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted.Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNITS TO BE SOLD #19 & 72 April 9,16,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-141 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF GARY B.ANDERSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GARY B.ANDERSON,deceased,whose date of death was July 25,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South 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 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 9,2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: JOHN K.MCCLURE Attorney for MICHAEL R.ANDERSON Florida Bar Number:286958 211 South Ridgewood Drive Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 402-2436 E-Mail:jkmpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail:johnmc@mllaw.net Personal Representative: MICHAEL R.ANDERSON 284 Kingswood Drive Taylorsville,KY 40071 April 9,16,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13000501GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JAY D.ROYAL; VELMA J.ROYAL,ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2014,and entered in Case No. 13000501GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC (hereafter ``Plaintiff''),is Plaintiff and JAY D.ROYAL; VELMA J.ROYAL,are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 8th day of May,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOTS 17 AND 18,BLOCK 427,SEBRING SUMMIT,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 62,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. Dated this 6th day of March,2014. (SEAL) ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. NS1065-13/ns April 2,9,2014 is April 9,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Leslie Ann Hennes 4587 Morgate Circle NW Canton,OH 44708 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Nicholas G.Schommer Attorney For Personal Representative Florida Bar No.221090 Email:ngspa@embarqmail.com or tinasharpe_la w@yahoo.com 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Phone:863-385-5139 Fax:863-385-2566 April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-88 Division:COWDEN IN RE:ESTATE OF MICHAEL T.HENNES,SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL T.HENNES,SR.,deceased,whose date of death was July 3,2012,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-3796,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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-112 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF CLARENCE E.POLSTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CLARENCE E.POLSTON,deceased,whose date of death was January 24,2014,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 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 9,2014. Personal Representative: Edward O.Koch,Jr. P.O.Box 1965 Sebring,Florida 33871 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. Attorney for Edward O.Koch,Jr. Florida Bar Number:21297 STONE LAW GROUP,P.L. 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863)402-5424 Fax:(863)402-5425 E-Mail:charlotte@stonelawgroupfl.com April 9,16,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-103 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF JOYCE C.WALLACE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOYCE C.WALLACE,deceased,whose date of death was February 7,2014,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 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 2,2014. Personal Representative: Carolyn J.Smeggil 13698 McCormick Woods Court Jacksonville,Florida 32225 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. Attorney for Carolyn J.Smeggil Florida Bar Number:21297 STONE LAW GROUP,P.L. 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863)402-5424 Fax:(863)402-5425 E-Mail:charlotte@stonelawgroupfl.com Secondary E-Mail: kelly@stonelawgroupfl.com April 2,9,2014 Deputy Clerk 2589227 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2012-CA-000329 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS,INC.ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-20, vs. REMONA ANDERSON AKA REMONA MITCHELL,et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed February 13,2014 in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000329 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 13th day of May,2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 12,Block 4,LUCAS LAKES ESTATES SUBDIVISION,according to plat thereof,as recorded in Plat Book 8,Page 55 at 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 28th day of March,2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ Priscilla michalak IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-296 IN RE:ESTATE OF CARMINE GUERRIERI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CARMINE GUERRIERI,deceased,File Number PC 13-296,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South 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,including unmatured, contingent,or unliquidated claims,on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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,including unmatured,contingent,or unliquidated claims,on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 2,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ George Guerrieri Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael L.Keiber MICHAEL L.KEIBER,ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L.Keiber,P.A. 2557 US Hwy 27 South Sebring,FL 33870 V.(863)385-5188 F.(863) 471-1111 Florida Bar No.620610 service@keiberlaw.com April 2,9,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO. 000573315728-2012-CA-000416 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. GILBERTO CASTILLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GILBERTO CASTILLO; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 25,2014,and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on March 26,2014,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 11,BLOCK 5,OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES,UNIT NO.9,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,AT PAGE 50,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 4224 MANDARIN RD,SEBRING,FL 33875-4542 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,on April 29, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 888120473 April 9,16,2014 certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 11-08512 SPS April 2,9,2014 1050Legals

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B11 WE BUYALL AUTOS with or without Title. Any Year / Make / Model / Condition. We will pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. Call Cindy 813-505-6935 9400Automotive Wanted SLT GMCTruck 2500HD CRW CB/SB/4WD/Texas Ranch Ed, Diesel, auto 5spd OD, Duramax, Allison, Tow Package w/braking w/auto side mirror arrow sens. extends/all electric/seats heated saddle leather interior/Bose stereo/CD/satellite radio/back sliding window/rhino spray/tubular chrome steps/skid plate/chrome trim/alloy wheels all new tire and brakes/black and gold trim paint. 36800mi $35,000 OBO. 850-867-8521. Warranty available. 1998 FORDRANGER XLT. Runs good, new tires & brakes, automatic, 4 cylinder, green & tan, $2500, 863-873-9058. 9200Trucks 9000 Transportation 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. NEED GOODhome for lovable cat. Fixed, declawed, papered. Pure Siamese. 863 314-6671 or 863 273-4563 7520Pets & SuppliesCUB CADETLTX1040 MOWER AS GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT VIJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING BAKEDGOODS & CRAFTS 3235 Grand Prix Dr. Sat. April 12, 9am-3pm. CHURCH CAMP FUND RAISER SEBRING *ESTATE SALE 4010 Thompson Ave. US 27 to Hammock to Lakewood to Golfview to Thompson. Friday April 11, through Sunday April 13, 8am to 4pm. Home decor items, green and deep wine sofas, sofa table, washer/dryer, king Broyhill BR furniture, kitchen items, linens, lamps, oriental figurines, 4 Wolfgang Puck lidded pans, Pyrex, framed art, mirrors, small tables, towels, King sheets (some queen), nice ladies clothes various sizes, accessories, paper shredder, 3 sp. fan, bed frames, hand tools, hardware, lawn items, 70s rock n roll records (covers are in very poor condition). www.estatesales.net Sunday will be half-price day on all items marked $1.00 and up. Donna Collins Estate Sales SEBRING YARDSALE 3307 Baxter Ave April 11th & 12th, 8 to 1, Kitchenware, VCR tapes, Books, Toys, Christmas Items, Clothes, Lots of Misc. SEBRING -YARD SALE, 306 Swallow Ave., Fri.-Sat., 4/11-12, 7am-? Something for everyone! SEBRING -CHURCH YARD SALE Saturday, April 12, 8am-1pm. House of Change, 4011 US Hwy 27 S. Little bit of everything! Clothes, shoes, furn., tv's, fishing equipment, dishes, small appliances. LAKE PLACIDPLACID LAKES, 311 West Waterway Ave. N.W., 35 year moving sale. Furn., weedeater, freezer, misc. 8am-1pm, Thurs.-Sat., April 10-12. 7320Garage &Yard Sales THREE-IN-ONE TABLE:regular table, poker table or bumper ball t table. Round. 29" x 47 1/2". $100. OBO 863 381-9990 MEDICAL WALKER,Opens up and folds, adjustable settings, Like New $40. 863 385-1615 LARGE MICROWAVE(Spacesaver Brand) 4 settings, New $20. 863 385-1615 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER WITH SIDE CURIO SHELVES, $100 863-471-9341 ANTIQUE BLANKETCHEST $110 863-441-0495 80'' COUCH LIKE NEW CONDITION, $100 863-441-0495 10'' DELTAMITER SAW $50 863-471-9341 7310Bargain Buys 7000 Merchandise3/2 ONLAKE CARRIE access LAKE JUNE/HENRY. $800 1st/sec. Ref req Call/text 786-285-5026 6300Unfurnished Houses Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155

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TODAYPartly sunny and breezy77 / 55Winds: NW at 10-20 mphPartly sunny81 / 58Winds: ENE at 6-12 mphTHURSDAYPartly sunny83 / 60Winds: E at 6-12 mphFRIDAYMostly sunny85 / 62Winds: E at 7-14 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny87 / 65Winds: E at 6-12 mphSUNDAY High .............................................. 4:56 a.m. Low ............................................. 11:08 a.m. High .............................................. 5:19 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:31 p.m. High ............................................ 12:30 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:15 a.m. High ............................................ 11:03 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:21 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.46 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 87 Low Friday ............................................. 53 High Saturday ........................................ 89 Low Saturday ......................................... 53 High Sunday .......................................... 90 Low Sunday ........................................... 60 High Monday ......................................... 93 Low Monday .......................................... 67 Relative humidity .................................. 38% Expected air temperature ....................... 76 Makes it feel like .................................... 76 Saturday ............................................. 29.98 Sunday ................................................ 29.88 Monday ............................................... 29.73 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.00 Monday ............................................... 0.02 Month to date ..................................... 0.02 Year to date ......................................... 7.03Sunrise 7:09 a.m. 7:08 a.m. Sunset 7:47 p.m. 7:47 p.m. Moonrise 3:03 p.m. 3:54 p.m. Moonset 3:28 a.m. 4:05 a.m.Albuquerque 80/52/s 80/50/s 78/52/pc Atlanta 66/43/s 72/50/s 75/53/s Baltimore 60/37/pc 70/48/s 71/47/c Birmingham 65/42/s 73/51/s 75/55/s Boston 54/36/pc 59/45/s 63/45/c Charlotte 68/41/pc 73/46/s 78/50/s Cheyenne 68/39/s 63/37/pc 69/40/s Chicago 60/41/s 62/38/c 61/42/pc Cleveland 49/38/pc 65/41/pc 55/39/pc Columbus 56/41/pc 70/48/pc 62/45/pc Dallas 79/56/s 81/60/s 80/62/pc Denver 78/41/s 72/40/pc 75/42/s Detroit 56/40/pc 65/39/pc 58/40/pc Harrisburg 58/36/pc 68/47/s 68/42/sh Honolulu 80/67/s 82/68/s 83/69/pc Houston 78/52/s 78/60/s 80/62/s Indianapolis 60/43/s 70/46/pc 63/46/pc Jackson, MS 68/43/s 75/52/s 78/56/s Kansas City 74/51/s 69/46/pc 70/54/pc Lexington 60/40/s 70/50/pc 70/51/sh Little Rock 70/47/s 76/54/s 77/58/c Los Angeles 85/58/pc 80/56/pc 77/56/pc Louisville 62/44/s 74/53/pc 70/51/sh Memphis 67/48/s 75/56/s 76/60/pc Milwaukee 56/43/pc 55/37/c 55/41/pc Minneapolis 72/47/s 62/41/pc 67/45/c Nashville 63/43/s 72/51/s 74/55/pc New Orleans 70/51/s 74/58/s 74/62/pc New York City 58/40/pc 62/48/s 67/46/c Norfolk 63/45/pc 69/53/s 75/55/pc Oklahoma City 80/52/s 84/56/s 80/59/s Philadelphia 62/41/pc 68/48/s 68/49/c Phoenix 95/71/s 97/72/s 94/70/pc Pittsburgh 54/36/pc 70/44/pc 60/40/sh Portland, ME 48/25/pc 53/37/pc 60/36/c Portland, OR 61/40/pc 63/44/pc 64/43/pc Raleigh 69/39/pc 74/49/s 78/52/s Rochester 46/32/pc 65/38/pc 57/36/pc St. Louis 65/48/s 77/50/pc 70/56/pc San Francisco 69/52/s 70/52/s 66/50/pc Seattle 58/40/pc 59/43/pc 61/43/pc Wash., DC 63/44/pc 70/52/s 72/51/c Cape Coral 78/56/pc 82/59/pc 84/61/pc Clearwater 73/59/pc 79/63/pc 80/64/pc Coral Springs 79/62/pc 79/67/pc 81/69/pc Daytona Beach 74/55/pc 76/59/s 76/60/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 80/67/pc 80/71/pc 80/72/pc Fort Myers 78/58/pc 82/61/pc 84/62/pc Gainesville 75/48/pc 78/50/s 80/53/pc Hollywood 80/62/pc 80/67/pc 81/69/pc Homestead AFB 79/62/pc 79/67/pc 80/68/pc Jacksonville 73/49/s 76/52/s 78/55/pc Key West 76/68/pc 78/70/pc 80/73/pc Miami 81/65/pc 80/69/pc 81/71/pc Okeechobee 76/58/pc 77/62/pc 80/62/pc Orlando 77/55/pc 79/59/pc 80/60/pc Pembroke Pines 80/62/pc 80/67/pc 82/69/pc St. Augustine 72/55/pc 73/58/s 75/60/pc St. Petersburg 73/59/pc 78/63/pc 82/64/pc Sarasota 74/56/pc 80/60/pc 82/61/pc Tallahassee 74/43/s 78/47/s 80/51/pc Tampa 72/57/pc 79/61/pc 83/63/pc W. Palm Bch 78/62/pc 78/67/pc 79/69/pc Winter Haven 75/56/pc 80/60/pc 82/61/pc Acapulco 91/70/s 90/75/s 90/72/s Athens 71/55/s 69/50/r 62/53/s Beirut 69/56/s 66/53/s 69/60/s Berlin 55/43/r 56/44/c 57/41/c Bermuda 74/63/pc 69/63/sh 69/63/s Calgary 47/32/sh 52/35/c 50/24/c Dublin 54/39/pc 54/36/sh 50/39/pc Edmonton 45/31/c 53/34/pc 48/25/c Freeport 74/65/pc 76/68/pc 78/69/pc Geneva 63/34/s 68/44/s 67/44/pc Havana 79/61/s 80/61/s 86/66/s Hong Kong 79/70/pc 77/71/pc 77/71/pc Jerusalem 68/49/s 63/48/s 69/52/s Johannesburg 68/48/pc 69/49/s 71/48/s Kiev 68/44/r 55/40/r 53/41/r London 62/44/pc 61/47/pc 57/43/c Montreal 41/28/pc 54/39/sh 54/37/pc Moscow 40/21/c 39/25/s 40/31/s Nice 69/55/pc 67/54/s 68/53/pc Ottawa 39/30/pc 55/32/sh 52/31/pc Quebec 36/18/sf 43/36/sh 43/30/pc Rio de Janeiro 88/75/pc 87/74/pc 88/74/pc Seoul 68/46/pc 69/46/c 63/47/c Singapore 91/79/t 91/77/t 90/79/t Sydney 79/64/pc 75/64/t 77/64/pc Toronto 46/34/pc 58/34/c 53/31/pc Vancouver 53/41/pc 54/44/pc 56/43/pc Vienna 58/45/pc 57/40/sh 65/50/s Warsaw 52/39/sh 48/38/sh 50/38/c Winnipeg 49/31/pc 46/30/pc 52/29/c Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Its shaping up to be a cool and breezy day across New England today behind an area of low pressure departing the region. A few snow showers are also possible in the mountains of northern New England, mainly during the morning hours. The remainder of the East looks to be dry with the exception of a few spotty showers over the Carolinas. High pressure will promote a warm and sunny day across the Plains with highs topping out in the 70s as far north as North Dakota. High pressure will also span over the Southeast. National Forecast for April 9 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Partly sunny and breezy today. Clear tonight. Partly sunny tomorrow and Friday. Saturday: mostly sunny. Sunday: partly sunny. On April 9, 1947, a tornado cut a 221-mile path through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The storm took 169 lives and caused more than $10 million in damage. Partly sunny and breezy today. Winds northwest 10-20 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 55% and excellent drying conditions. Clear tonight. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst Apr 15Apr 22Apr 29May 6 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 73/49 75/48 75/49 74/55 77/55 75/56 72/57 73/59 73/59 74/56 78/58 75/58 76/58 78/62 80/67 81/65 74/43 71/48 70/50 77/55 77/55 77/57 78/53 78/53 77/56 76/68 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



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Anytime Fitness holds grand opening in Lake Placid NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 A sight to see: Tanglewood resident gives hair to Locks of LoveB7Layner belts pair of homers as South Florida cruisesA7 VOL. 95 NO. 40 Partly sunny and a little breezy High 77 Low 55 Details on B12Business ................ A7 Celebrations ............. B6 Chefs Corner ........... B3 Classi eds .............. B9 Clubs ....................... B5 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Sports on TV ........... A9 State News ............. A8 Viewpoints .............. A5 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Ditch the oven and use your slow cooker instead B1 www.newssun.com Wednesday-Thursday, April 9-10, 2014 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING It was billed as a Roast and Toast for former Sebring mayor George Hensley but it turned out to be more of a version of This is Your Life. Emcee Don Elwell began the event by rolling out the chair that Hensley had used in the Sebring City Council Chambers for better than a decade, then handing him a gavel. We thought youd like to use this one more time, Elwell told the former mayor. Hensley began the evening recounting how he rst arrived in Sebring from Burnsville, N.C., and telling how he met the girl that later became his wife the former Nancy Heacock. On his rst trip to the City on the Circle, Hensley said he had arrived in the early morning hours and had fallen asleep in a All toast and no roast for HensleyFormer mayor lauded as he heads into retirement Courtesy photoFormer Sebring Mayor George Hensley (left) listens to newly elected Mayor John Shoop as he shares his memories of Hensley during Hensleys Roast and Toast celebration Saturday evening at the Jack Stroup Civic Center. SEE HENSLEY | A4 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterAVON PARK Local schools can look for more home-grown teachers after South Florida State Colleges Monday announcement that the college will offer a bachelor of science degree in elementary education (BSEE) beginning in the fall semester. The announcement came as a huge breath of fresh air to local administrators and educators, who have heard rumblings of the addition for the past several months. Deputy Superintendent of Highlands County School District Dr. Rodney Hollinger said that the colleges plan is a much-needed addition Highlands County. Our (school district) interest in this is that a lot of folks are going to be getting a four year degree. Its going to produce more homegrown, local teachers and that is bene cial for us, Hollinger said. We are constantly having to recruit out of the county. This is going to be much better. I guess you could say its a win-win, Hollinger said. Jodi Lee, manager of the Human Resources, Recruitment and Professional Development Department echoed Hollingers feelings. For Highlands County its a winwin, Lee said. We are very excited about this. Its going to be great to be able to keep more people in our district, thats a win for everybody. Its hard to draw people here from out of county. When they already have a connection to Highlands Prospective teachers will soon be able to get degree at SFSC Katara Simmons/News-SunSouth Florida State College computer programming student Judge Brown of Sebring works on his laptop Tuesday morning on the campus in Avon Park. The college will offer a bachelor of science degree in elementary education starting in the fall semester. Home-grown education BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Capt. Randy LaBelle, head of the Criminal Investigations Unit for the Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce, has been placed on paid leave, pending an investigation. Chief Deputy Mark Schrader said Tuesday that LaBelle was placed on leave on April 2, but didnt have any further details to release about the complaint or investigation. We wont comment on the details until We are constantly having to recruit out of the county. This is going to be much better. I guess you could say its a win-winRodney Hollinger deputy superintendentSEE TEACHERS | A6A9 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Even though citizens liked the idea of renaming Memorial Field after civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they still would have liked a street named after him, too. The City Council did not agree. The Avon Park City Council, without discussion, opted to just rename the sports complex. Mayor Sharon Schuler said after the vote that it was the better option because it wouldnt require anyone in the city to change residential or business Avon Park to rename Memorial Field after MLKDecision not to pick street angers members of NAACP Katara Simmons/News-SunAvon Park is renaming Memorial Field Sports Complex for civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You have streets named after your heroes. No discussion? Thats railroadingAljoe Hinson local NAACP presidentSEE MLK | A6HCSO captain on leave during investigation LABELLESEE LABELLE | A6

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, April 9, 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 Sun Newspa-pers. 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 cor-rects 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. 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ROMONA W ASHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERYLOTTOSaturday, April 5 9-23-24-38-40-47 X-5 Todays Jackpot: $31 millionP OWERBALLSaturday, April 5 11-21-26-33-34 PB-29 X-5 Todays Jackpot: $80 millionMEGA MONEYFriday, April 4 10-16-17-38 PB-4 Tuesdays Jackpot: $1 millionMEGA M ILLION SFriday, April 4 1-10-15-41-54 PB-9 X-2 Tuesdays Jackpot: $15 million CASH 3 Saturday, April 5 Day: 6-0-5 Night: 1-9-3 Sunday, April 6 Day: 0-5-8 Night: 6-9-1 Monday, April 7 Day: 2-6-1 Night: 6-9-4 P LAY 4Saturday, April 5 Day: 4-2-2-0 Night: 9-7-7-0 Sunday, April 6 Day: 1-5-7-6 Night: 3-3-7-8 Monday, April 7 Day: 8-7-1-0 Night: 0-4-4-9 F ANTA S Y 5 Saturday, April 5 8-10-11-24-33 Sunday, April 6 9-13-21-28-31 Monday, April 7 3-4-13-26-29Wine Walk is FridaySEBRING Destination Downtown Sebring (DDS) continues its celebration of Spring with an April Wine Walk on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Participating galler-ies, stores and boutiques will feature one-of-a-kind art, home decor, jewelry and gifts available for pur-chase as well as music, en-tertainment, exhibits and special drawings. Pick up the list of par-ticipating Wine Walk mer-chants and organiza-tions at the Highlands Art Leagues Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop (1989 Lakeview Dr). Stroll the Circle and the Cultural Center while participat-ing merchants provide free wine. No purchase is necessary. Visit www.Destination DowntownSebring.com for details. This event is co-sponsored by the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).Military Sea Services Museum sets garage saleSEBRING The Military Sea Services Museum will hold a ga-rage sale at 1402 Roseland Ave. between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Pancake breakfast at Sebring HillsSEBRING There will be a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee or tea you want for only $3 for members and $3.50 for non-members.Calvarys Hill Quartet to sing at DeesSEBRING Calvarys Hill Quartet will pres-ent a free Christian gos-pel concert at Dees Place Restaurant, 138 N. Ridgewood Drive, at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The food and concert are free but donations are greatly appreciated. Call 863-471-2228 for reservations. Seats ll up quickly.Gun raffle to support APHS Project GraduationAVON PARK A gun rafe is planned to support Avon Park High School Project Graduation. To see the AR-15 gun rafe, visit Boom Booms Guns and Ammo in Sebring. Tickets are $10. Contact Doreen Pearlman at 4430602 or tickets can be pur-chased at Boom Booms.Memory Loss T apes being shown in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is showing the HBO Alzheimers Project: Memory Loss Tapes at Lake Placid Memorial Library, 205 West Interlake Blvd from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday. The Alzheimers Project-Memory Loss Tapes shows the devas-tating experience of mem-ory loss from the point of view of the person with the disease as shown on HBO. This documentary is for caregivers taking care of a loved one with de-mentia and for the gener-al public. There is no charge to at-tend. This documenta-ry is for caregivers, fami-ly members, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about Dementia/Alzheimers Disease and the services that may be needed. Call 863-385-3444 or email canalesc@alz-gulf.org or call the library 699-3705.RPAC meeting April 17SEBRING There will be an RPAC (Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee) meeting Thursday, April 17, at 2 p.m. in the Sports Complex concession building at 216 Sheriffs Tower Road, Sebring. The public is invited to attend.VPK registration under waySEBRING Registration is under way for Busy Kids Creative Learning Centers 2014 free summer volun-tary pre-kindergarten program. VPK is a free program to prepare every Florida child for kindergarten. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014 and have not pre-viously completed a VPK program. Busy Kids is at 922 Persimmon Ave. For more information, call Anne Lang or Kathi Borecky at 386-0808 or email busykidssebring@ yahoo.com. SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EW S Special to the News-SunSEBRING An Earth Day celebration will be held at the Bert J. Har-ris Jr. Agricultural Cen-ter from 8:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The morning of infor-mative sessions will be free. Each of the speak-ers will talk about some issue of sustainable liv-ing and the impact on jobs and the local econ-omy. Trends like ener-gy efciency, sustainable farming and biofuels will have an impact on ed-ucation, business and government. The Earth Day presentations will show what local peo-ple involved in various aspects of sustainabili-ty consider most impor-tant to the Heartland. Presentations include: Florida Friendly Landscaping by Da-vid Austin, Highlands County urban horti-cultural agent, UF Ag-riculture Extension (http://highlands.ifas. u.edu) World Hunger: Cul-ture and How It Re-lates to the Small Farmer by Phil Mur-phy, executive direc-tor, H.E.A.R.T. Institute at Warner University (http://heart-institute. org/) Permaculture: Life in Fertile Soil by Josh Jamison, instructor and agriculture man-ager, H.E.A.R.T. Insti-tute Aquatic Ecosys-tems: Water Quality & Quality of Life by Clell Ford, Highlands County lake manager Sustainable Systems: Making Green by Sav-ing Green by Elmer Hall, DIBA, Strate-gic Business Planning Co. (www.SBPlan.com and www.SustainZine. com) Renewable Energy: Biofuels Jobs and Edu-cation by Beth Burch, Ph.D., lead instructor of bioenergy educa-tion, SFSC Division of Applied Sciences and Technologies (www. SouthFlorida.edu) Economic Develop-ment: Green Jobs and Green Business by Stephen Weeks, execu-tive director, EDC/IDA (www.HighlandsEDC. com) Please call the Ag Ex-tension Ofce for reser-vations at 402-6540.Earth Day education to be offered in Sebring Special to the News-SunLAKE BUENA VISTA Sara Canali, of Sebring, was selected as second runner up in the Ms. Wheelchair Florida Pag-eant on Saturday, April 5. Canali, 27, compet-ed against six other con-testants from around the state in the two-day event. Canali competed last year for the rst time. Have you ever judged a book by its cover alone and found out later that you had passed up a great story? They say dont judge a book by its cover; well I say dont judge a person by his or her disability, Cana-li said in her opening of her speech at the pag-eant. Canali was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth and she has an au-ditory processing disor-der. She attends South Florida State College in Avon Park where she is majoring in liberal arts in hopes of working in the graph design eld. She participates in Spe-cial STARS, Aktion Club of Highlands County and Miracle League Baseball. Ms. Wheelchair Flor-ida is an opportunity for women who use wheel-chairs to successfully ed-ucate and advocate for the 54 million Ameri-cans living with disabil-ities. These women will also be able to show-case and highlight their inner strengths and ac-complishments, said Shari D. Wilson, who is the state coordinator for Ms. Wheelchair Florida and also the winner of Ms. Wheelchair Florida in 2008. The pageant contes-tants participated in var-ious workshops on Fri-day and early Saturday before competing Satur-day evening. The work-shops covered disabili-ty policies, relationships and sexuality, self-con-dence and health and wellness. The contestants each chose a platform on a topic that they wanted to see improved in their communities for peo-ple with disabilities. They each prepared and pre-sented their speeches before four judges. The judges then interviewed each contestant by ask-ing four questions. Canalis platform speech was based on educating the public to think about the person rst instead of focusing on their disability. We may have disabili-ties, but it doesnt give us an inability to succeed or contribute to our com-munity, Canali said dur-ing her speech. Like that tattered book you might be tempted to overlook, look beyond the cov-er and explore the pag-es within. You might just nd a beautiful story. The keynote speaker was Chelsie Hill of Pacif-ic Grove, Calif., who was paralyzed after a car ac-cident at the age of 17. The driver of her vehicle was drunk. She and her father formed the Walk and Roll Foundation, a non-prot organization dedicated to educating teens on distracted driv-ing. She is a cast mem-ber on Sundance chan-nels reality show Push Girls. Since she loved to dance, she founded of one of the worlds biggest wheelchair dance teams in the world made up of seven like-minded girls. Hill served as one of the judges. Stephanie Woodward of Miami was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Flori-da 2014. The rst runner up was Erika Miller of Al-tamonte Springs, and Cody Bowman of Venice was Ms. Congeniality.Canali gets 2nd runner-upShines in second year at Ms. Wheelchair Florida Pageant Courtesy photoSara Canali of Sebring (left) shows off her second runner-up plaque for the Ms. Wheelchair Florida Pageant as she talks to the pageants keynote speaker and judge Chelsie Hill. News-Sun staffSEBRING A 12-year-old girl re-ported missing early Monday morning returned home more than two hours later. The Highlands County Sheriffs Of-ce Special Victims Unit is investi-gating to nd out why she decided to leave home before dawn. A 911 call at 3 a.m. Monday reported the girl miss-ing from her home on Candler Terrace in Spring Lake in Sebring, according to Nell Hays, public information ofcer for the Sheriffs Ofce. Deputies arrived and used K-9 units and the Polk County Sheriffs Ofce helicopter to locate her. However, after deputies had searched for two hours, the girl returned safe and was found, unharmed, in the back yard, Hays said. No further details are available at this time, Hays said.Missing girl returns home in two hours

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 AL#9756 Bunny PicturesOPEN TO THE PUBLIC!Dont ght the crowds at the Malls. Join us at Crown Pointe Assisted Living Facility for Easter Bunny Pictures! Monday, April 14th 5pm-7pm at 5005 Sun n Lake Blvd., just one mile down from the hospital.863-386-1060www.cpcommunities.com BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Sebring re ghters made short work of a re that nearly burned through a support beam Monday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300. No one was injured and the damage was minimal, said Post Commander Mike Norris. However, he is going to have to more strict with members about their discarded cigarettes. Its believed thats how the re started. Fire Chief Brad Batz has ruled the re as accidental. Reports came into the Sebring Fire Department at approximately 1:30 p.m. of smoke coming from the building. Batz said when his crews hear that, its usually because the members are having a cook-out on the back deck, but this time the report was for smoke from the front of the building. Fire ghters arrived and found a hot spot in a wall immediately south of the front walkway, behind some palms and shrubs. After cutting a 2-footsquare hole in the stucco, they found a 10-by-10inch support beam under the building was on re. It was burnt almost in two, Batz told Norris. Youll want to get that replaced. Norris, not happy about the damage, was relieved it wasnt worse. It all can be replaced, except the people, Norris said. The building at 1041 Lakeview Drive was built from two repurposed 1945 army barracks from Henderson Field, now Sebring Regional Airport and Sebring International Raceway, said Dan Musselman, one of the posts members. The wood in the walls and oors is old and dry, he said, which is why members voted to ban smoking inside the building. He and others said the building had another cigarette catch mulch on re in the last two months, but they caught it before the building caught re. There is an ashcan at the front entrance and a smoking deck in the back, he said. Still, some people continue to ick used cigarettes into the bushes and mulch beside the building. Batz said Monday afternoons southwesterly wind fanned embers into the structure and down. There is a gap between the stucco and the wall itself that acted like a chimney, he said. If there has been a clear draft through to the other side of the building, Batz said, it could have lit up the entire wing. Norris said he and the posts trustees would need to place a sign out front, telling people to make sure theyre cigarettes are out. Theyll then place a re-retardant wall between mulch beds and the building, he said, to prevent this from happening again.Cigarette almost causes disaster at Sebring VFWSupport beam burnt, building savedPhil Attinger/News-SunPaul Kemple (left), trustee of VFW Post 4300 in Sebring, inspects the damage to a support beam Monday alongside Fire ghter/EMT Darren Lamb after Sebring re ghters were able to put out a re under the building. BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Even before the start of Wild re Awareness Week in Florida, units had to be called out to suppress the ames in Highlands County. Florida Forest Service spokeswoman Melissa Yunas reported that a wildre in Avon Estates destroyed nearly 33 acres Friday afternoon. The cause of the blaze at Anderson and Harrisburg roads still is under investigation. No injuries were reported and there was no property damage in the incident. Wild re Awareness Week started Sunday and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, joining with of cials of the Forest Service, is taking the opportunity to urge residents to be extremely cautious with res outdoors, especially during this season. This year we have been very fortunate with increased rainfall in some parts of the state, but other areas still are very dry, Putnam said. Wild res generally occur in the spring and early summer due to a lack of rainfall coupled with low humidity and winds. Since Jan. 1, the Florida Forest Service has responded to more than 500 wild res on nearly 10,000 acres. On Monday, Highlands County was listed at 444 on the Keech Byram Drought Index. That scale was speci cally devised in 1968 to assess the risk of re. The index attempts to measure soil moisture deciency by accounting for evaporation, transpiration (water from plants) and precipitation. It ranges from zero the point of no moisture de ciency to 800, which would be the maximum drought that is possible. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park held off on a prescribed burn of more than 100 acres on Monday. The scrubby pine atwoods near Lake Placid was to have been torched to burn off excessive ground fuel, which is the undergrowth that accumulates over time. Burning it off reduces the potential for uncontrolled burns. However, the re was extinguished after it began to exhibit what of cials termed extreme behavior. They said they instead will try to torch the tract at a later date. The prescribed burning is designed to mimic natural re cycles to restore and maintain healthy forests and their communities. The res typically cause increases in native plant, birds and other wildlife as the area recovers.This week is Wildfire Awareness Week in FloridaDrought index stands at 444 out of 8000 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterLAKE PLACID The driver and passenger of a slate-gray, crew-cab Chevrolet Silverado pickup appeared uninjured Tuesday after rolling over in the median of U.S. 27 north of Lake Placid. Another driver who, along with them, was also southbound in the early afternoon rain, would be cited for an improper lane change, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said on scene. Troopers had not completed their investigation yet, however, and did not have names of the drivers involved in the wreck. As a precaution, the driver of the truck was transported by Highlands County EMS to be examined at a local hospital. The wreck took place at approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Troopers said the driver and passenger in the truck were southbound in the outside lane of U.S. 27, approximately 0.4 miles from Lake Francis Road. The other driver, in a champagne-colored Mercury Grand Marquis was southbound in the inside lane. Troopers said she put on her blinker to merge into the outside lane, but didnt see the truck. The driver of the truck swerved left to avoid hitting the car, troopers said, and spun on the wet road, entering the median pointing backward. When the right wheels hit the soft ground, the truck ipped over and rolled twice, troopers said. It landed upright facing north halfway into the northbound inside lane. It appeared that no other cars were involved in the wreck. Through an interpreter, the driver told troopers what happened and told emergency medical personnel where she had pain, if any. The woman in the Mercury said she saw the wreck in her rear-view mirror and turned around to come check on them, parking her car in the median south of the wreck. She gave no indication of knowning what caused the wreck, and declined to be interviewed, only saying she was a witness.No serious injuries in rollover Katara Simmons/News-SunThe driver of a slate-gray Chevrolet Silverado crewcab pickup (left) checks her vehicle Tuesday after it rolled over into the median and landed facing the other direction from going southbound on U.S. 27. There were no serious injuries. Florida Highway Patrol troopers (background) speak with the driver of a champagne-colored Mercury Grand Marquis, who troopers said would be cited for an improper lane change.

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The evenings introduc-tion was followed by a se-ries of family members and friends who shared what they knew about the former mayor. While there were many inter-esting anecdotes about his life, most fell short of what might be dened as a roast. Self-described Best Friend of George Hense-ly and fellow Rotarian Bill Cross began the presen-tations with An Ode to George Hensley which he repeatedly referred to as an odie, making refer-ences to the former may-ors service in the Navy, at-tempts to sell Harder Hall and education at Duke University. Sally Shauman, who at-tended Duke at the same time as Hensley, put him in league with other great politicians from Duke in-cluding Elizabeth Dole and Richard Nixon. She also revealed Hens-leys ability to pay piano and trumpet. She said he had the tendency to play by ear, which apparently also had given him a po-litical ear. Several family mem-bers revealed information about Hensleys dating life, with Jane Hancock talking about how he had dated Nancys rst cousin before meeting the girl that later would become his wife. Austie Heacock talk-ed about Hensleys frugal-ity, his golf game and his prowess in poetry. It was Hensley who penned An Ode to George Sebring, which made its debut dur-ing the citys centennial celebration. Craig Johnson set the tone for the evening, deeming the former mayor a masterpiece, and not-ing that Hensleys exple-tives and levels of conster-nation rarely rose above the level of darn, dang or dagnabbit. Hensleys successor John Shoop also weighed in, saying that Hensley is a ne family man and ex-emplies the term servant leader. Hensleys wife Nan-cy wound up the evening by talking about her hus-bands 30-plus years on the Sebring council serving rst as a council-man and later as mayor. She also indicated that the mayor had once issued the epithet damn after dislo-cating his shoulder while skiing. He found out he wouldnt be able to play golf for three months, she said. Given a chance to speak, Hensley told the audience, I am humbled. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate it. He then turned his remarks to the success of the Highlands Art League, which also was being celebrated. The event also marked the ofcial opening of the Art Village. At the end of the pre-sentation, the group gave Hensly a standing ovation then dined on pieces of a specially-made cake de-signed to resemble the Se-bring train station where Hensley and his wife met. HENSLEY FROM PAGE A1 Courtesy photoFormer Sebring Mayor George Hensley is joined by his wife Nancy during Hensleys farewell from public ofce after serving the city for 30 years. Hensley was honored during Saturdays Roast and Toast at the Jack Stroup Civic Center. BY BARR Y FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING The Ma-jor League Fishing series event lmed in Highlands County the previous fall nally hit the airwaves of the Outdoor Channel in April of last year, follow-ing two dozen anglers as they navigated the waters of Lake Istokpoga looking for lunkers. It seemed to be the per-fect marketing oppor-tunity for the Highlands County Tourist Develop-ment commission to hawk the area as a mecca for shermen, but a year lat-er, determining the effect the program had locally has been difcult to hook. Apparently, the coun-ty had no dedicated web path, phone number or other method tied to the broadcast to determine a cause-and-effect result of the Highlands County stop on the MLF tour. That was strictly their production. In fact, that was our plug, said High-lands County Tourism De-velopment Executive Di-rector John Scherlacher. It was really up to them. If they wanted to put vis-ithighlandscounty.com they could have. Thats their video. Scherlacher said appar-ently there also was no follow-up with sh camps in the region to see if they had received any response from the broadcast. They might have got-ten something from it, he said. The sh camps re-ally werent exposed on the program. But people could still see the program on the Major League Fish-ing website then come here. Major league Fishing Commissioner Don Rucks said the Highlands Coun-ty show appears to have been one of the more watched episodes of the series. It ranked right up there at the top. It was in the top ve overall for shows in the second quarter, he said. The Major League Fish-ing program reported-ly was the top show of its kind on the Outdoor Channel and, said Rucks, the local program ap-peared to have been well received. It got great reviews on our web page and on our Facebook page, he said. Our anecdotal response from the area was quite good. However, how the pro-gram has worked to gen-erate visits from sher-men here apparently is more difcult to track. Rucks explained he had no real area-specic infor-mation on how the show might have impacted Highlands County. He noted the broad spectrum of viewers rang-ing from upper Michigan to the far west. One bit of good news is that Rucks has held out hope the series might re-turn to the area. Weve pretty much made ourselves a promise that we are going to nd our way back to Lake Is-tokpoga, he said. Its a real jewel but a lot of peo-ple drive right by it to get down to The Big O (Lake Okeechobee). Rucks pointed out that when MLF lmed here in October of 2012, Hurri-cane Sandy appeared to be bearing down on cen-tral Florida. While that added to the drama of the program, it did not do much for the shing. We really didnt get a chance to showcase the lake and we really dont think the anglers had an opportunity to make the kind of catches that Is-tokpoga is capable of. The shing was good in-stead of great, and I think the lake holds a lot bigger sh, he said. We loved that place, we loved the community and I think we need to come back. The Highlands County show is now being offered on DVD at www.major-leagueshing.comCatch uncertain from Major League Fishing event in 2012

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEW YOUR VIEWSFour main issues have had educators and parents worried for years: high drop-out rates, inconsistent standards across the country, work that was too easy, and high-pressure exams which did not always re ect a students a true ability nor provide a meaningful comparison to other student work. What we call Common Core is the reform movement addressing those issues. The effort began at the state level, led by governors and education commissioners. From the very beginning, the states made an effort to work cooperatively with one another by emphasizing the value of sharing experiences and best practices. Florida was an early leader in developing the multiple-state Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career. Unfortunately, Gov. Rick Scott, using an executive order, withdrew Florida from the partnership and abandoned the effort to cooperate with other states. Instead, Florida commissioned a test of its own, the results of which cannot be compared to other tests. In other words, Floridas version of the Common Core isnt very common. This is not an auspicious beginning for a program that has already raised howls of outrage among some groups. It also seems like it may have been rushed into use before it was completely ready, as evidenced by some of the non-sensical Common Core questions that have spread across social media. How do the governor and legislators who oppose Common Core expect educators to prepare our children for the new world if they insist on isolating Florida students from everyone else? Reforming education requires persistence over time. It also takes courage because test scores are bound to dip in the short run as the new, tougher requirements are put in place. Were sorry the governor inched at the rst sign of controversy and turned his back on students and teachers. On the other hand, the News-Sun has faith in the future. Not because we necessarily think that Common Core is the solution to all of our education problems. Our faith is based on observing the teachers and administrators of Highlands County who have shown a consistent effort to make our schools the best they can be no matter what the latest mandates that ow down from above. Our districts teachers have already been approached by Common Core states because of their leadership in creating professional development programs. Highlands County has the talent, commitment and vision to spark a renaissance in our schools. We wish our political leaders would rise to the occasion.When I rst spoke with Derek Dunn-Rankin, the founder of Sun Coast Media Group, I immediately took a liking to him. I had already gotten a good sense of what kind of owners we were getting after meeting David Dunn-Rankin, president of SCMB and Dereks son. Although he had a much earlier start, Derek shared with me how his love for the newspaper industry started at a young age with a paper route that he delivered. As many of you may recall, thats exactly how I got started in the newspaper industry. In fact, there was more than one occasion where my brother and I delivered our newspapers on horseback. You remember the stories ... every day, through rain and snow, on bicycle or horse, whatever it took to get that little daily delivered ... kind of like the postal carrier. During his rst meeting with the News-Sun staff, Derek told them of his love for community newspapers and the communities they serve. Another thing I have in common with him. Ive had several opportunities through the years to go elsewhere, but Highlands County is my home and all of you are my family. The respect for the DunnRankin family is deep and wide. According to Derek, S.L. Frisbee went to him when S.L. was ready to sell the Bartow Democrat several years ago. He told Derek that the family had decided they were going to sell the paper and were going to sell it to us. I got the impression that the Dunn-Rankins werent looking at buying at the time, but quickly became interested when approached in that manner. The fact that Frisbee was interested in only selling his familys operation to the Dunn-Rankins speaks highly in and of itself. Am I excited about this latest journey? You betcha! I have listened to some of the things that David and Derek have had to say and my wheels are spinning like crazy with even more ideas of what we can do to improve your newspaper. Those ideas that some of you have shared with me have been noted. I am open to other suggestions if you have something youd like to pass on in what youd like to see your hometown newspaper look like. Your News-Sun staff is here to serve you. Let us know what you need and what you want from us, and well try to make it work. The fun truly has only begun.Romona Washington is publisher and executive editor of the News-Sun. She can be reached at 385-6155 Ext. 515 or at romona.washington@newssun.com.Feeling like part of the family AT RANDOMRomona Washington Str8Up says thanksSTR8 UP would like to say a very special thank you to everyone who participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for our basketball court. The court was dedicated to the youth of our communities. None of this would be possible without the support of the following: Bevis Construction and Concrete, GSF Enterprise, William Lewis and Associates, Prescott Tractor Services, Delaney Fence, Home Depot, Lake Placid Hardware, Pats BBQ, Dock 633, Publix Charities, Glover Plumbing, Creative Hair Design, William Nielander, Seminole Tire, Florida Hospital, Chef Buddys, Holiday Inn Express, Smoak Groves, Precision Auto Body, Lake Placid Marine, Heartland National Bank, Sons of the American Legion Post 25, Lake Placid Police Department, Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, All Around Septic, Lake Placid Noon Rotary, and Heartland Food Bank. Many area churches provided spiritual and nancial support: First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid, United Memorial Methodist, First Baptist of Placid Lakes, Working Faith Ministries, First Baptist Church of Lorida, Crossroads Church, Grace Bible Church, Wings of Faith, Placid Temple Church of God, St. Francis of Assissi, Simply Redeemed Youth Worship Center, and House of Change. Check out our website for pictures of the event at www.str8up.org.KIM LEATHERMANLake PlacidGo to it, ShirleyRead in a recent NewsSun that Shirley Jones (the blonde beauty of my days) was wanting to make a tandem skydive on her 80th birthday. Ill volunteer to do the dive with her as the tandem partner. I cant think of anything nicer than leaving the plane at 13,000 feet and descending in an open chute with a doll like her. They should pay her for making the jump. Ive made 147 jumps in my lifetime and enjoyed every one of them. Im 95 years old now, but what I said before goes now. Id love to make that dive with her. I know just how she feels. I want to make a round chute jump on my 100th birthday ( ve years from now) just to shake some of the causes of my arthritis out of my legs. So go to it, Shirley. I doubt Ill be around to make my jump, but you are in the prime of life. This jump wont put you in the Mile High Club, but you will have something to brag about for the rest of your days.WOODIE JACKSONSebringNational Volunteer MonthApril is National Volunteer Month, which was created to help raise awareness about the importance of volunteerism to improve the communities where we live, work and play. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is excited to be partnered with Comcast and the YMCA on an upcoming project and would like to invite Sebring area residents to join us. On Saturday, April 26, volunteers will gather at the Highlands County YMCA to spruce up the center by cleaning exercise equipment and beautifying the grounds with new plants. Kids and their big brothers or sisters will stop by that afternoon to eat lunch, hang out with the volunteers, go swimming and shoot hoops. This project is a part of the 13th Comcast Cares Day, the companys signature day of service and the largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Local Comcast employees and their family and friends will work alongside community volunteers. We would love it if you would join us! To sign up, visit www.comcastinthecommunity.com and search for projects in in Sebring. We hope to see you there for Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 26!KIKO VAZQUEZCommunity Resource Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast LETTERS TO THE EDITORShoulde be 200 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and telephone number for veri cation. We reserve the right to edit or reject letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publication. Only two letters per month per writer will be accepted. Send letters to:EMAILeditor@newssun.comMAILLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 Floridas Common Core not very common

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com UNIVERSALCENTERNATURALMARTIALARTSOF5 Days a week Adult & Children Classes! We teach:Steve Weed Owner & Instructor AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP!UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MARTIAL ARTS After School Program! Come by or call to make an appointment to find out more about our after school programs! NEW SIGN UPS GET A FREE BACKPACK! BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterLAKE WALES Runners and walk-ers have through today to save $5 on their registration for the 2014 Caril-lon Classic 5K Run & Walk. All early registrants will also be guaranteed a dri-t style T-shirt fea-turing an image of world famous Bok Tower. The event is set for Saturday, May 3, at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. The discounted fee is $25 for adults and $15 for students from elemen-tary through high school. The fee in-cludes a one day pass to Bok Tow-er Gardens for runners/walkers and their families.The 5K course at Bok Tower Gardens enables runners and walkers to experience elevation changes and a variety of terrains, in-cluding paved roads and gravel and mulch trails. To register early online go to http:// www.fprapolk.org/calendar-page/ carillon-classic-5k-runwalk/. Marybeth Soderstrom, co-chair of the 2014 Carillon Classic 5K, said the registration fee increases by $5 after today and the T-shirt cannot be guaranteed. Runners and walk-ers can continue to register online as well as at 6:30 am on race day at Bok Tower Gardens. The competition is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am, rain or shine. The charitable event is sponsored by the Dick Pope/Polk County Chap-ter of the Florida Public Relations As-sociation (FPRA) in partnership with Bok Tower Gardens, Youth and Fam-ily Alternatives Inc. and other corpo-rate sponsors to raise funds for Youth and Family Alternatives George W. Harris Jr. Runaway & Youth Crisis Shelter in Bartow and FPRA scholar-ship programs. The rst two events attracted 700 runners and raised nearly $8,000 for charity. Carillon Classic 5K early registration ends todayCounty it is much easier for reten-tion and keeping our local people here. Currently, SFSC offers only teach-ing preparation programs where students can earn an associate in arts with an emphasis in educa-tion, but then must transfer to one of several partner schools in Florida to complete their four-year degrees. Starting this fall, they will be able to stay here. According to a press release from SFSC, the BSEE program will pre-pare students to teach grades K-6 while working in diverse educa-tional settings and with students of varying capabilities. Through the program, students will learn how to plan and implement lessons that in-tegrate math and science, health, music and movement, as well as lit-erature, ne arts, language arts and social sciences. Students enrolling in the new pro-gram will do a number of things as part of their degree requirements including observe teachers in the eld, teach lessons through the practicum and internship courses, and complete a full-time teaching internship. State employment projections, as well as national, reveal the need for an increase in the number of teach-ers at the elementary level, especial-ly in Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto counties, the school said. Its not uncommon for our dis-trict to have a shortage of teach-ers available, said Dr. Leana Revell, SFSC vice president of education-al and student services, said in the press release. This is SFSCs contri-bution to make sure we have highquality teachers in our schools classrooms. SFSCs elementary edu-cation program will provide highly qualied faculty with a wide range of experience who can provide topnotch education for students in our district. This program will provide anyone interested in working with students great satisfaction and ca-reer mobility. This is an exciting opportunity for us at the college, said Michele DeVane, SFSC professor of educa-tion. The development of the pro-gram has been an intensive collab-orative effort between SFSCs faculty and administration. SFSC has done a signicant amount of background research and data collection to pro-vide exactly what potential students want and need from the program. Students will receive high quality instruction, small class sizes, and a low-cost education close to home. Teachers put all of their ener-gy, creativity, and talents into mak-ing sure each student has what they need to successfully move forward, DeVane said. Teaching is an ex-tremely rewarding career. This new degree will make the students more marketable and allow them to fur-ther their education locally and af-fordably. The BSEE program at SFSC will consist of a minimum of 36 general education credits, 24 credits of low-er division program electives and 60 credits of upper-division special-ized courses. Admission to the twoyear program is limited and open only to those who have completed an associate in arts (AA) and prereq-uisite education courses, meet GPA requirements, and pass the General Knowledge Test. Graduates will earn a Florida cer-tication in kindergarten through sixth grade with English for Speak-ers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Reading endorsements. Students will get to experience an exceptional cohort format with small class sizes, said Dr. Kimber-ley Dos Santos, lead instructor for SFSCs BSEE program. Through this highly selective program, stu-dents will be with the same 26 stu-dents for the course of two years. I cant wait to get into the classroom and help students develop their craft and watch them become won-derful teachers. Dr. Dos Santos holds a Doctor of Education in educational leader-ship and management from Capel-la University, a Master of Education in educational leadership, a Bache-lor of Science in elementary educa-tion from the University of Central Florida, and has over seven years of teaching experience in Florida. The BSEE program will become the colleges third baccalaureate program to be executed at SFSC. The rst, supervision and manage-ment, was launched in 2012, while a bachelor of science in nursing is also planned to be added for the fall semester. For additional information about the bachelors in elementary edu-cation program at SFSC, visit www. southorida.edu/academic/bsee/ or call Dr. Dos Santos, lead instruc-tor, elementary education, at 863784-7154. TEACHERS FROM PAGE A1addresses. The decision not to pick a street angered members of the Highlands Coun-ty Branch of the Nation-al Organization for the Advancement of Colored People, especially Max-ine Floyd of Ernest E. Sims Street. You have streets named after your heroes, Floyd said. No discussion? Thats railroading. Aljoe Hinson, former councilman and High-lands NAACP president, said he and other NAACP members would still work to have a street renamed. Hinson said the best op-tions presented were to rename both Memorial Field and Verona Avenue from Ernest E. Sims Street north to Main Street, an option Floyd also pre-ferred. Those are something we can do and not dis-honor someone else, Hinson said. Hinson also spoke about against two other op-tions that had been pre-sented. One would have had Hal McRae Boulevard share its name with King to become Hal McRae/ MLK Boulevard. Another would have renamed Ve-rona Avenue for McRae, the major league base-ball player from Avon Park, and then rename Hal McRae Boulevard for King. Hal McRae is a national legend. To move his street would be a disgrace, Hinson said. (Dr.) Mar-tin Luther King is a world icon. You should nd two streets where you dont have to split them. Hinson also said he was appalled that some-one sent a letter to McRae, asking his input on the matter. To write a letter to him on his deathbed is a ter-rible dishonor, Hinson said. Councilman Parke Sutherland said he sent the letter on Jan. 26 to ask for McRaes input, but hadnt received any re-sponse. He said he didnt know McRae was dying. I was approached by people in this room now with that option, Suther-land said, referring to moving McRaes name to another street. Former Mayor Tom Macklin told the council he favored renaming Me-morial Drive and especial-ly Memorial Field, since that would serve as a re-minder to local youth of how King fought for their rights and opportuni-ties. It would also have the least negative impact and highest positive im-pact, Macklin said. Hinson said he and Macklin didnt agree of-ten, but he applauded Macklins wish to inspire city youth. Other options that were suggested met opposi-tion from Avon Park Pub-lic Safety Director Jason Lister and Tom Macklins brother, Richard Macklin. For the record, Tom Macklin stated he had no investments in his broth-ers businesses. Lister warned that the city would have a hard time renumbering ad-dresses and making them match neighboring streets if the council chose to re-name the route of Cornell Street from U.S. 27 east to South Lake Boulevard, around the lake on Tulane Drive, then north on Vero-na Avenue to Main Street. Sutherland said he also got input from Capt. J.P. Fane, head of commu-nications and dispatch at the Highlands Coun-ty Sheriffs Ofce. Suther-land said Fanes only con-cerns were that Sebring also has a Martin Lu-ther King Boulevard and that using the sufx Dr. would confuse the system, since its the abbreviation for Drive. Richard Macklin asked the city to consider how much it would cost busi-nesses on a renamed street to change address-es on licenses and oth-er state records as well as with customers or suppli-ers. MLK FROM PAGE A1 Courtesy photoDr. Kimberley Dos Santos is the lead instructor for SFSCs Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program.its completed, Schrad-er said. Schrader also pointed out that putting an of-cer on administrative leave is a common prac-tice during an internal investigation. Its done to maintain the integri-ty of the investigation, he said. LaBelle, a career dep-uty with the depart-ment, came to the Sher-iffs Ofce in May 1994: A month after I did, Schrader said. During that time, La-Belle has worked in patrol, the Special Investigations Unit otherwise known as the narcotics unit and criminal investigations. He also served as a Road Patrol supervisor. LaBelle was captain over criminal investiga-tions both before and af-ter being captain over road patrol. During his time over road pa-trol, the Sheriffs Ofce signed a contract with the city of Avon Park to pro-vide law enforcement. LABELLE FROM PAGE A1 NEW YORK (AP) Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this sum-mer, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall by just one cent to $3.57 a gallon between April and September, the months when Amer-icans do most of their driving. Still, that would be the lowest average summer price since 2010. For the year, the de-partments Energy Infor-mation Administration expects gasoline to aver-age $3.45 a gallon, down from $3.51 last year and also the lowest since 2010. World demand for oil is growing, but sup-plies are growing faster than demand, thanks to higher production in the U.S., Canada and else-where. That will keep a lid on the price of crude and gasoline. The price of Brent crude, a benchmark used to price oil used by many U.S. reneries and the most important fac-tor in gasoline prices, is forecast to fall 4 percent this year. U.S. drivers are ex-pected to burn slightly more gasoline than they did last year, according to the EIA. More people will drive more miles as the economy continues to improve, but they are driving more fuel ef-cient cars. That will prevent gaso-line demand from rising as fast as the number of miles driven. EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski warned in a conference call with re-porters Tuesday that un-expected factors such as renery outages, pipe-line problems or geopo-litical events that disrupt crude ows could send prices quickly higher. Scant relief: Gas prices to drop just a penny

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 Funding for this material was made possible by Grant # D04RH23580 from HRSA. The views expressed in written materials do not necessarily re ect the of cial policies of HRSA or the Department of Health and Human Services. BY ROD LEWISNews-Sun CorrespondentLAKE PLACID Lake Placid has a new place to sweat 24 hours a day as Anytime Fitness cut the ribbon on the new gym on Saturday. Were really excited to be a part of the commu-nity and to offer this fa-cility to Lake Placid, said Lisa Hill, who owns the facility with her husband, Greg. We have met many great people and feel it is an honor to be here. This day has been over 25 years in the making, said Greg Hill, who has an undergraduate degree in education, and a mas-ters degree in exercise physiology. Both Hills are certied by the American College of Sport Medi-cine. This is a full-service gym with full line of car-dio equipment, Greg Hill said. With every mem-bership, a health screen-ing is offered, and a free hour with a trainer to help you get set up on a strength and training routine. Fitness on Request, one of the offered servic-es that Hill suggests sets them apart, is a virtual workout projected on the group exercise screen. There are many workouts to choose from with just a touch of a button. A Zumba class is of-fered with the member-ship. Strength and con-ditioning classes and kickboxing classes are also available. I love Lake Placid, said Sue Viau, who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Can-ada and was visiting Lake Placid because she has a friend who lives in Lake-side Village. I would like to come back again next year. I have made such good friends. Viau said that she joined Anytime Fitness March 5 because there is an afliate in On-tario. Not only does Anytime Fitness have a club in Ot-tawa, it boasts of 1968 clubs in North America and 506 across the globe. Membership to one of the clubs allows a mem-ber to work out at any of the gyms for no addition-al charge. We want to be that one-stop facility for heath, said Greg Hill. We want to help create a more healthy Lake Plac-id. Anytime Fitness is at 138 Plaza Ave. Call 6591647 or visit www.any-timetness.com.Get fit anytime in Lake PlacidAnytime Fitness holds grand opening Rod Lewis/News-SunLeft to right (back row) George Hill, Richard Young, Greg Hill, Lisa Hill, Eileen M. May, Cynthia Canonge, and Gloria Gutierrez. (front row) Yluminada Hull, Robby Hill,Sue Viau and Reese Hill cut the ribbon to ofcially open Anytime Fitness in Lake Placid. BUSINESS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Career-Source Heartlands Youth Council will hold a Youth Services Provider Expo on Friday from 8:30 a.m. un-til noon at South Florida State College Building B. Representatives from youth service provid-ers located in Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto coun-ties will share informa-tion about the services they offer. Youth stake-holders, including school counselors, probation of-cers, and community co-alitions, are encouraged to attend. Karen Edsall, lead teach-er at SFSCs Career Acad-emy, will be the keynote speaker and will present a lecture on how poverty impacts our youth. Edsall received training in Ruby Paynes A Framework for Understanding Poverty and is certied to teach this workshop. Some organizations par-ticipating in the expo are Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Agricultural and Labor Program, Avon Park Housing Authori-ty, CareerSource Heart-land, Champion for Chil-dren Advocacy Center, Compass Center, Depart-ment of Juvenile Justice, Division of Blind Servic-es, Families First of Flor-ida, Farmworker Jobs and Education Program, Florida Mentor, Flori-da Youth Connections Program, Hardee Coun-ty ASAPP, Hardee Senior High, Healthy Start Coali-tion, IMPAK Student Min-istry, Inneract Alliance, One Hope United, Peace River Center, PYP, Ridge Area Arc, School Board of Highlands County, Spe-cial STARS, SSS/TRiO, Take Stock in Children, Tri-County Human Ser-vices, UF/IFAS Highlands County Extension 4-H, Youth For Christ High-lands County, Inc. For more information or to register for this event, contact Sandi Urmann at 863-784-7155.Y outh Services Provider Expo coming to SFSC Special to the News-SunSEBRING High-lands County Tax Collec-tor Eric Zwayer says hes happy that the state low-ered vehicle registration renewal fees. I want to applaud the Legislature and Gover-nor for passing and sign-ing legislation that will save Florida motorists $395 million in vehicle renewal fees, based on an average savings of $25 per registration, Zwayer said in a press relaese. In 2009 the Legislature raised the registration fees out of the necessity to balance the state bud-get, a constitutional re-quirement. Seldom do we see government give up a tax once they establish it on the people, but to-day that has happened, Zwayer said. This fee reduction appropri-ately keeps more of the hard-earned money in the hands of the citizens and their families to help with their monthly ex-penses. These savings will work their way into Floridas economy while beneting our citizens, a true win-win for the state and the people. The release said the tax collector ofces throughout Florida pro-vide many state services, including vehicle regis-trations for the Depart-ment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Our collectors have communicated direct-ly on behalf of their citi-zens with their legisla-tors on the signicance and integrity of this leg-islation. Returning this money to the pock-ets of our citizens is the right thing to do, Zway-er said. As a collective group of all 67 Florida counties, we carried a single voice of the peo-ple. Our legislators lis-tened, and now our citi-zens will benet. Our ofce and the Florida Tax Collectors Association were proac-tive when this bill was making its way through the Legislature, Zway-er said. In Highlands County we have recom-mended single-year re-newals while discour-aging biennial renewals until the effective date of Sept. 1, 2014. For more information on the renewal process, call 402-6685 or visit www.hctaxcollector.com.Zwayer applauds vehicle registration fee drop Seldom do we see government give up a tax once they establish it on the people, but today that happened.Eric Zwayer county tax collector The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Two For-mer South Florida State College (SFSC) students continue to set records for their work inside the class-room. Former SFSC stu-dents Donavon White and Ryan Blount were both ac-cepted into the Universi-ty of Floridas Sports Med-icine program and have continued to persevere af-ter graduating from SFSC. White, who graduated from SFSC last fall, will en-ter the program this com-ing summer as a junior. Having a career in ath-letic training will have countless rewards as each and every day I go into work with the goal of pro-fessionally assisting ath-letes in any way possible, he said. Todd Bobo, SFSCs ath-letic trainer, is a man of great character who helped me in any way I needed even to this day answer-ing any question I send his way, White said. Most importantly, he taught me how an athletic trainer should behave profession-ally. Whether it was mak-ing sure to take control of a situation when an ath-lete is injured, relaying in-formation and keeping good communication with coaches, or having a great relationship with athletes so they were comfortable to approach him with any concerns. Upon completion of his bachelors degree, White would like to pursue a masters degree in sports medicine. Ultimately, he hopes to land a job for ei-ther a collegiate or pro-fessional sports team as a head athletic trainer. Blount graduated from SFSC in spring 2013 and is currently in the Sports Medicine program working with the University of Flor-ida basketball program. SFSC and Todd Bobo have both had a huge im-pact on my decision to be-come an athletic trainer, Blount said. Bobo pre-pared me for the program by teaching me everything there is to know and the skills required to be suc-cessful in the profession. SFSC helped established the foundation for my edu-cation and helped create a smooth transition from the small state college to the university setting. My education and ex-periences at SFSC provid-ed me with an excellent learning environment to become exposed to the de-mands that are involved in working with sports and being an athletic trainer, Blount said. I was exposed to prevention strategies, treatment techniques, and other duties related to the care of athletes. Upon completion of his bachelors degree, Blount plans to attend graduate school to earn his masters degree in athletic training, as well as receive his cer-tied strength and condi-tioning specialist (CSCS) certication. Pair of SFSC students accepted into UF Sports Medicine program

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com SOD SOD Buy Direct from the Farm Star Farms NOW OPEN to the Public! By the piece or by the truck load. Multiple varieties to choose from. Star Farms 5600 Kenilworth Blvd. Sebring, FL 33870863-655-3485Mon-Fri 7am-5pm KELLI KENNEDYAssociated PressMIAMI The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Keys, but there arent any neurologists on call. Within 15 minutes, a University of Miami neurologist pops onto a computer screen and can order an IV drug that should be given within three hours. Its that sort of potentially life-saving technology that some lawmakers say will drive down health care costs, while also addressing serious doctor shortages around the state. A Senate bill would increase the use of telemedicine in Florida and establish requirements for health providers who treat patients remotely. A companion bill is also making its way through the House, but that bill doesnt require doctors to have a Florida license only that they be licensed in their home state and registered in Florida. If we didnt have an access problem we wouldnt be here today ... everyone would rather see the doctor face to face, but when your mother is having a stroke in rural Florida and the choice is having a doctor via telehealth versus having no doctor, said Rep. Cary Pigman, an emergency room physician who supports the bill. The Senate bill requires doctors providing telemedicine services to patients within the state to be licensed in Florida or meet an alternative requirement. For example, an insurer using a doctor thats in-network in another state would also be allowed to treat a Florida patient. The bill recently passed a Senate committee, but has two more stops before its heard on the oor. Dozens of other states have passed legislation supporting telemedicine. The Senate bill also would require Medicaid to reimburse for telemedicine services and allow doctors to negotiate payment rates with insurers. The House bill doesnt address payments. If youre a patient in Florida and you have a speci c heart defect and the guru is a doctor in Philadelphia, you should be able to consult with her, said Republican Sen. Aaron Bean, who is championing the bill. But critics worry that requirements for doctors in other states could compromise patient care. Some say that doctors practicing telemedicine in Florida should be licensed here. It may be the wave of the future, but I still think we need to concentrate on the patients and the bottom line is these (out of state) doctors are not licensed in Florida so they dont have the same accountability, said Sen. Dorothy Hukill, who voted against the bill. Bean said they will be held accountable through the insurance company or the doctors network they practice within. Rep. Gayle Harrell, voted for the bill, but noted it still has problems. I also need to know what my recourse action should be should some malpractice incident take place, she said. She also wants to see a website created where people can nd information about the out-of-state doctors who may be treating them. After all, she noted, patients cant walk into the of ce of an outof-state doctor and see medical degrees on the wall. The Florida Chamber and several other groups, including ones representing nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and pharmacists all support the bill. But the powerful Florida Medical Association is strongly opposed, worrying it doesnt require treatment by a licensed Florida physician or mandate a review of the patients medical history. The organization said such technology holds great promise, but does not support the bill in its current form. This will revert Florida back to the days of the Wild West where anyone with a bottle of whiskey, a pocket knife and Skype can practice medicine. Thats what happens to the bill in its current form, said David Custin, a lobbyist for the group. Several hospitals around the state have had success with telemedicine in recent years, helping patients in rural areas connect to specialists or getting multiple consultations conducted simultaneously for acute emergency cases. University of Miami neurologist Dr. Gustavo Ortiz has done more than 600 consultations since their programs inception in 2009. Telemedicine saves money by reducing hospital and ER admissions and doesnt require medical transportation, supporters say. Dr. Kim Landry, an emergency room physician and EMS medical director for four counties in the Panhandle, began a pilot program where 911 responders connect patients remotely to an ER doctor for a quick evaluation. Eight out of 10 times, they dont require transport to the hospital, so in a lot of cases, its made life easier for a lot of sick patients, said Landry, who found those results after testing the program in nursing homes. During a recent consultation, University of Miami dermatologist Dr. Anne Burdick asked an assistant at a Fort Pierce county health clinic to zoom the camera in on some scaly, white patches on a 10-year-old boys legs. The boy is often kept indoors and complains of constant itching at night. Burdick, who diagnosed him with eczema, modied his prescriptions and added a monthly bleach bath to reduce bacteria. The boy was one of ve pediatric patients seen remotely from her Miami ofce that day.State lawmakers look to expand, regulate telehealth AROUND THE STATE MCTTelemedicine allows doctors to diagnose conditions and direct treatment without actually being in the same location as the patient, which can save vital time during a medical emergency. If we didnt have an access problem we wouldnt be here today ... everyone would rather see the doctor face to face, but when your mother is having a stroke in rural Florida and the choice is having a doctor via telehealth versus having no doctor...Rep. Cary Pigman local ER doctor who is supporting the law CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated PressMIAMI The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than vedecade long embargo remains rmly in place, according to study released Monday. Within the rst three months of 2014 alone, there were more U.S. tourists to the island than in all of 2013 from England, Germany or France, according to a report by the U.S.-based Havana Consulting Group provided to The Associated Press Canada remains the No. 1 country of origin for travelers to Cuba, but the number of U.S. travelers to the island has been steadily increasing over the last seven years. Some 173,550 U.S. travelers visited Cuba in January through March. That compares to 149,515 from England, 115,984 from Germany and 96,640 from France in 2013. The data con rms, although the Cuban government does not recognize it publicly, that the United States, even with the effect of the embargo, is the second greatest source of tourists to Cuba after Canada, Emilio Morales, the consulting groups president wrote in the report. The push in the rst trimester has been huge, he added. Most of the U.S. travelers are Cuban-Americans visiting family but others have no ties to the island and travel to participate in academic and cultural programs. The continuing increase in U.S. travel to the Communist-run island comes ve years after President Barack Obama loosened restrictions on travel to Cuba. In 2009, Obama lifted a limit put in place by former President George W. Bush allowing CubanAmericans to travel to island country no more than once every three years to visit relatives. And in 2011, he reinstated the so-called people-to-people trips, allowing U.S. citizens to apply for a travel license to participate in educational activities that promote contact with ordinary Cubans. Havana is the top destination for most U.S. travelers, followed by Santa Clara and Camaguey. The vast majority y out of Miami International Airport. More than 1,000 ights have departed from Miami to Cuba so far this year, with another 109 leaving from Tampa, the report said. Travel in the rst three months of 2014 was higher than in the last trimester of 2013, when many Cuban-Americans travel to spend the holidays with their family. The number of U.S. travelers has increased steadily each year, from about 245,000 in 2007 to nearly 600,000 last year. We expect that 2014 will be a record year, Morales wrote. On average, CubanAmerican travelers spend about $3,238 per person during their stay, accounting for a major source of revenue for the economicallystrapped island.Study: American travelers to Cuba continues to rise MCTOld Havanas Plaza de Cathedral.

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www.newssun.com Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 SPORTS BY DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com SEBRING Two more Blue Streaks are getting the opportunity to con tinue their football ca reers on the collegiate lev el as Jacquae Peart and A.J. Gayle both ofcial ly signed to play at Dean College. They had interest from some Division I schools, but things sort of fell through, head coach LaVaar Scott said. But Deans head coach (Todd Vasey) was adamant about getting them, came here and sat in this chair to get them signed. Obvious interest and a great situation for the new pair of Bulldogs to nd themselves in. Dean College, a twoyear junior college, is in Franklin, Mass., with the Bulldogs playing in the Northeast Football Con ference. Not just playing in it, but winning it four out of the last six years and earn ing a top 10 national rank ing as recently as 2011. And you see they send a lot of guys to play at big schools, Peart said. So were really looking at it as a business trip. Go up, do the work, get our experience playing at that level, keep our grades up and see what our next opportunity will be. A mindset and situation that Scott knows they set up for themselves. Thats the key is to get your academics in order, he said. They both are qualiers (to play at D-I) and so they arent going there in order to qualify. They have the chance to play with a great pro gram, at a great school, academically, Scott con tinued. And whenever the opportunity comes to play Peart, Gayle become Bulldogs Dan Hoehne/News-Sun A.J. Gayle, left, and Jacquae Peart will be taking the next step togeth er, as both have signed to attend and play football at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. BY DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com AVON PARK It had been a while since South Florida State College head coach could enjoy a relax ing game. With a schedule full of one-run games the Panthers have battled through this season, Mon days 16-3 rout of visit ing Pasco-Hernando gave the coach a rare calm eve ning. You dont get games like this very often, Hitt said. But when the wind blows out here like it did, its just nice to see the guys put real ly good swings together. That they did, to the tune of 15 hits on the night, including ve dou bles and four home runs. And it didnt take them long to get things rolling as, after starting pitcher Tyler Bender got through a scoreless top of the rst, the South Florida bats put four on the board in the bottom half. Rodney Forbes got it started by legging out an ineld hit. Then, on a chopper to third off Richard Trot ters bat, an attempt for the force at second was too late to get the eeting Forbes, with the ensuing throw to rst also too late. The pair of baserunners then executed a double steal to get them both into scoring position, from which Forbes came in non Dalton Scarboroughs single to right. A ground-ball double play did put a crimp in the proceedings, though Trotter did come in to make it 2-0. But two more would soon come in when Aus tin Bingham ripped a double into the left-cen ter eld gap and Taylor Layner plastered one into the parking lot over the right-eld fence for a tworun homer. It looked as if the Con quistadors might rally right back when Brennan Allen solved Bender for a home run to left to begin the top of the second. But Bender allowed no more damage un til the fourth when a Ty ler Ramsey sacrice y Panthers power past Pasco Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Taylor Layner keeps an eye on this rst-inning home run, one of two hed hit, in South Floridas 16-3 win over Pasco-Hernando Monday. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun les Breauna Corley crushed a grand slam home run Monday night and Holly Krett pitched a complete game as Lake Placid beat DeSoto 4-2 in Ar cadia. The Lady Dragons have just two games remaining in the regular season as they host Sebring Thursday and play at All Saints Friday. The District 9-4A tournament then gets underway Monday, April 14, in Frost proof. CORLEY LIFTS LADY DRAGONS SFSC 16 PHSC 3 SEE SFSC | A12 SEE DEAN | A12 DAVE SKRETTA Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas Another team coached by John Calipari was done in at that harmless strip of paint just 15 feet from the basket. After shooting well from the free throw line much of the season, the kids from Kentucky wilt ed when it mattered most Monday night. Their inability to make one of the simplest shots in basketball was a big reason why the Wildcats lost 60-54 to Connecticut in the national champi onship game. Well, you could say that, but the way we started the game prob ably cost us the game, said Kentucky coach John Calipari, whose team found itself in an early 30-15 hole and never led. Kentucky was 13 of 24 from the line and missed its nal three attempts when the game was still in the balance. The last of them, a miss by Alex Poythress, would have cut the Wildcats decit to 56-53 with 3:47 remaining. Instead, the lead swelled to six when De Andre Daniels scored at the other end for UConn, and the Wildcats never had a chance to get with in a single possession the rest of the way. Making it all the more frustrating: UConn was 10 for 10 from the line. Asked whether that de cided the game, Ken tuckys Aaron Harrison replied, Maybe so. So instead of Caliparis latest bunch of one-anddone stars cutting down the nets during One Shining Moment, it was UConn joyously romp ing around the court in side AT&T Stadium, the confetti falling from the rafters as Kentucky play ers led slowly toward the locker room. Their free throw strug gles recalled memories of the 2008 title game, when a Memphis team coached by Calipari struggled down the stretch against Kansas. In that game, the Jay hawks fouled the poorshooting Tigers when they had to rally late in regulation. Memphis responded by missing four of its nal ve free throws. And that was enough for Kansas to overcome its big decit and ulti mately win in regulation. During that stretch be fore OT, Kansas made all of its shots, including its free throws. Asked whether it en tered Caliparis mind, he replied atly: No. UConn was just as maddeningly efcient as Kansas at the line, though, making the trou bles of Kentucky all the more glaring: The Hus kies never missed, and their nal two free throws by Lasan Kromah with 25 seconds left sealed their fourth national champi onship. James Young was 8 of 9 from the foul line for Ken tucky, and nished with 20 points. But the rest of the team was 5 for 15, including lousy shooting from Ju lius Randle (4 of 7) and fellow big man Dakari Kentucky wilts at foul line in title game loss SEE NCAA | A12 SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press DALLAS Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play bas ketball, not discover the world. The 6-foot-10 center who won an NBA title with the Miami Heat was voted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, adding that honor to be coming a board member at his alma mater. I didnt understand the prestige of this uni versity, the global pres tige of this university, Mourning said. Nev er in my wildest dreams would I ever thought as a freshman that I would be sitting on the board of that universi ty. Now Im rubbing el bows with CEOs and bil lionaires and individuals that helped change this world. Mourning was elected along with former NBA star Mitch Richmond and NCAA champion ship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams. The womens team from Immaculata Col lege, which won three straight national cham pionships in the 1970s, also was chosen. They joined the previ ously announced class of 2014 that includes re tired NBA Commissioner David Stern. The induction cere mony is Aug. 8 in Spring eld, Mass. Richardson was hon ored 20 years after lead ing Arkansas to the NCAA title over Duke. A former player un der the late Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins at Texas Western (now UTEP), Richardson also guided the Razorbacks to the Final Four in 1990 and 1995. The 72-year-old Rich ardson couldnt share the moment with daugh ter Yvonne Richardson and son Nolan Richard son III. Mourning, Richardson, Williams make Hall of Fame SEE HALL | A12 MCT photo Alonzo Mourning heads this years class of Hall of Fame in ductees.

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com COMING UP High School Baseball Thursday Avon Park vs. Sebring, 7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Booker, 7 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC at Polk State, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. Polk State, 6 p.m. Saturday SFSC at Polk State, 1 p.m. High School Softball Thursday Lake Placid vs. Sebring, 5/7 p.m. Friday Avon Park vs. Liberty, 6/7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at All Saints, 6 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC vs. State College of Florida, 5 p.m. SNAP S HOT S SPORTS TODAY MLB Tampa Bay at Kansas City 2 p.m. SUN Houston at Toronto 7 p.m. ESPN2 Miami at Washington 7 p.m. SUN Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. WGN NBA Miami at Memphis 8 p.m. ESPN Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. ESPN THURSDAY COLLEGE HOCKEY NCAA Tournament Seminal 5 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Tournament Seminal 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 GOLF 2014 Masters Tournament 3 p.m. ESPN MLB Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 2 p.m. WGN NBA San Antonio at Dallas 8 p.m. TNT Denver at Golden State 10:30 p.m. TNT NHL Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. SUN SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB x-Toronto 45 32 .584 x-Brooklyn 42 34 .553 2 New York 33 45 .423 12 Boston 23 54 .299 22 Philadelphia 17 60 .221 28 Southeast W L Pct GB y-Miami 53 23 .697 x-Washington 40 37 .519 13 x-Charlotte 39 38 .506 14 Atlanta 34 42 .447 19 Orlando 22 55 .286 31 Central W L Pct GB y-Indiana 53 25 .679 x-Chicago 45 32 .584 7 Cleveland 31 47 .397 22 Detroit 28 49 .364 24 Milwaukee 14 63 .182 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB y-San Antonio 60 17 .779 x-Houston 51 25 .671 8 Dallas 47 31 .603 13 Memphis 45 32 .584 15 New Orleans 32 45 .416 28 Northwest W L Pct GB y-Oklahoma City 55 21 .724 x-Portland 50 28 .641 6 Minnesota 38 38 .500 17 Denver 33 44 .429 22 Utah 24 53 .312 31 Pacic W L Pct GB y-L.A. Clippers 55 23 .705 Golden State 48 29 .623 6 Phoenix 46 31 .597 8 Sacramento 27 50 .351 27 L.A. Lakers 25 52 .325 29 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games Detroit at Atlanta, late San Antonio at Minnesota, late Brooklyn at Miami, late Dallas at Utah, late Oklahoma City at Sacramento, late Houston at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Brooklyn at Orlando, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Miami at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Houston at Denver, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Boston 78 53 18 7 113 251 167 x-Montreal 79 45 27 7 97 212 199 x-Tampa Bay 78 42 27 9 93 229 211 Detroit 78 37 27 14 88 211 222 Toronto 79 38 33 8 84 229 248 Ottawa 78 33 31 14 80 226 261 Florida 79 28 43 8 64 188 258 Buffalo 78 21 48 9 51 150 234 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Pittsburgh 79 50 24 5 105 240 197 x-N.Y. Rangers 79 43 31 5 91 212 190 Philadelphia 78 40 29 9 89 220 220 Columbus 78 40 31 7 87 219 207 New Jersey 79 34 29 16 84 191 201 Washington 78 35 30 13 83 222 236 Carolina 78 34 33 11 79 196 215 N.Y. Islanders 78 31 36 11 73 215 258 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 78 52 19 7 111 245 177 x-Colorado 78 50 21 7 107 239 209 x-Chicago 79 45 19 15 105 259 207 Minnesota 79 41 26 12 94 196 194 Dallas 78 38 29 11 87 227 221 Nashville 78 35 32 11 81 198 231 Winnipeg 80 35 35 10 80 220 233 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Anaheim 79 51 20 8 110 254 202 x-San Jose 79 49 21 9 107 239 192 x-Los Angeles 79 45 28 6 96 197 166 Phoenix 78 36 28 14 86 209 221 Vancouver 79 35 33 11 81 187 213 Calgary 79 34 38 7 75 201 228 Edmonton 79 28 42 9 65 197 261 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for over time loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Mondays Games Calgary 1, New Jersey 0 Minnesota 1, Winnipeg 0 Anaheim 3, Vancouver 0 Tuesdays Games Detroit at Buffalo, late Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, late Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, late Phoenix at Columbus, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Philadelphia at Florida, late Washington at St. Louis, late Boston at Minnesota, late Nashville at Dallas, late Colorado at Edmonton, late Wednesdays Games Montreal at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 10 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Major League Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pct GB New York 4 3 .571 Tampa Bay 4 4 .500 Boston 3 4 .429 1 Toronto 3 4 .429 1 Baltimore 2 5 .286 2 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 4 1 .800 Cleveland 3 3 .500 1 Kansas City 3 3 .500 1 Chicago 3 4 .429 2 Minnesota 3 4 .429 2 West W L Pct GB Seattle 4 2 .667 Oakland 4 3 .571 Houston 3 4 .429 1 Los Angeles 3 4 .429 1 Texas 3 4 .429 1 Mondays Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Baltimore 2 L.A. Angels 9, Houston 1 Oakland 8, Minnesota 3 San Diego at Cleveland, ppd., rain Boston 5, Texas 1 Kansas City 4, Tampa Bay 2 Colorado 8, Chicago White Sox 1 Tuesdays Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, late Texas at Boston, late San Diego at Cleveland, late Houston at Toronto, late Tampa Bay at Kansas City, late Chicago White Sox at Colorado, late Detroit at L.A. Dodgers, late L.A. Angels at Seattle, late Wednesdays Games San Diego (Erlin 0-0) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-0), 12:05 p.m., 1st game Oakland (J.Chavez 0-0) at Minnesota (Hughes 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-0) at Kansas City (Guthrie 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 1-0), 3:10 p.m. San Diego (Stults 0-1) at Cleveland (Undecided), 3:35 p.m., 2nd game Texas (R.Ross 0-0) at Boston (Peavy 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Harrell 0-1) at Toronto (Morrow 0-1), 7:07 p.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 1-1), 10:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 1-0) at Seattle (Elias 0-0), 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pct GB Miami 5 2 .714 Atlanta 4 2 .667 Washington 4 2 .667 Philadelphia 3 3 .500 1 New York 2 4 .333 2 Central W L Pct GB Milwaukee 4 2 .667 Pittsburgh 4 2 .667 St. Louis 4 3 .571 Chicago 2 4 .333 2 Cincinnati 2 5 .286 2 West W L Pct GB San Francisco 5 2 .714 Los Angeles 5 3 .625 Colorado 4 4 .500 1 San Diego 2 4 .333 2 Arizona 2 7 .222 4 Mondays Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, ppd., rain St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3 San Diego at Cleveland, ppd., rain Colorado 8, Chicago White Sox 1 Tuesdays Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Miami at Washington, late San Diego at Cleveland, late N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, late Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, late Cincinnati at St. Louis, late Chicago White Sox at Colorado, late Detroit at L.A. Dodgers, late Wednesdays Games San Diego (Erlin 0-0) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-0), 12:05 p.m., 1st game Cincinnati (Leake 0-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 0-1), 1:45 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 1-0), 3:10 p.m. San Diego (Stults 0-1) at Cleveland (Undecided), 3:35 p.m., 2nd game Miami (Ja.Turner 0-0) at Washington (Roark 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Garza 0-1) at Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 1-0), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 0-1) at Atlanta (Santana 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 1-1), 10:10 p.m. Arizona (Arroyo 0-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 0-0), 10:15 p.m. H.O.P.E. Basketball Tournament SEBRING 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) 381-8898 Nu-Hope Golf tournament AVON PARK NUHOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, spon sored 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 opportuni ties are available. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a Shot Gun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon fol lows the event. All funds raised are used to support services for se niors in Highlands and Hardee County. To register or for more information, please con tact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@ nuhope.org or visit www. nuhopeeldercare.org Sottile Memorial Golf LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association will be host ing 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 individ ual cash prizes for clos est to the line, closest to the pin and a $2,000 Hole in One prize sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. Cost is $100 per golfer, $400 per team, and there will be an 8 a.m. tee-off time. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, comple mentary beverages and lunch catered by Smoke Shack BBQ, with appe tizers of shrimp and crab clusters. Bill Jarrett Ford is help ing to underwrite the event for the eighth con secutive year, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 holesponsors and lunch tick ets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from the tour nament directly bene t youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. A portion of the pro ceeds will also be used for completion of a new sports weight-training facility. For more informa tion, call Laura Teal at (863) 441-0729 or Tom Reifsnyder at (954) 675-9581. Florida Hospital Clay Shoot OKEECHOBEE 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, locat ed 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 avail able, from Station Sponsor which includes advertis ing on course station sig nage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which includes registration for one shoot er 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 com pany logo, company logo on yer/registration and all mail pieces, one sta tion sign, one suite for Thursday nights social and two Thursday night dinner tickets. For more informa tion or to register, call the Foundation at (863) 4025525, or visit the website www.FHHeartland.org/ Foundation. Wings of Faith Golf SEBRING 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 handi capped ights. Entry fee is $65 per person, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to ben et college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578. Highlands County Summer Leagues SEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department announc es that the 2014 Summer Leagues will start the week of May 12. Leagues will include Womens, Church and Recreational A and B Leagues and are open to all adults and youth 16 years and older. Registration and fees are due by Wednesday, May 7, no exceptions. Fees are $360 and $15 sanctioning fee for the year. For any further informa tion please call Bob Keefe at 863-381-8284, Dustin Ridenour at 381-8269 or the Sports Complex at 863-402-6755. Bass N Trash Tournament SEBRING The Sebring Sr. FFA will host the First Annual Bass N Trash Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 17, on Lake Jackson at the Veterans Beach boat ramp. Cost is $25 per person, with a maximum of four people per team, with all registered team members receiving a free T-shirt and lunch. Meet time is 7 a.m. and shing will get underway at 7:30 a.m. Weigh-in takes place at Noon. Cass prizes will be given to heaviest total of three bass, three trash sh, heaviest bass and heaviest trash sh. All sh must be alive at weigh-in. Registration deadline is May 1, which guarantees a shirt, registrations after that, up through the day of the tournament, arent guaranteed a shirt. To register, or for more information, contact Sarah Cleveland at (352) 214-9883, or Rebekah Wills at (863) 273-0208. SHS Summer Swim Sebring High School will be offering swimming les sons with four sessions to choose from. The rst session begins Monday, June 9 and runs through Friday, June 20. The second session runs from June 23-July 3, the third session July 7-July 18 and the fourth from July 21-August 1. Registrations are being taken, beginning Monday, May 5, at the front ofce of Sebring High School during the day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., where ofce secretaries will be able to sign you up. For questions, call 4715500, ext. 229, or 381-7092 and leave a message for Ms. Pat. Emails can also be sent to catonp@highlands.k12. .us. The Sebring High School pool will be open on Wednesday, May 1,Monday through Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Additional hours will be added once school is out for the summer. Cost is $2 per swim mer, and family passes are available at $50 for rst family member and $15 for each additional. Sebring Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four (4) instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight types of instruction: 1. Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no experience necessary. 2. Parent and Tot: Water Orientation. Mother/ Father must participate with child. (6 months to 2 years of age.) 3. Level I: Introduction to Water Skills. Students rst water orientation without Mother/Father. Part A--Preschool Aquatics (2-4 years of age) Part B-School Age (4-5 years of age) 4. Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Students do not need Mother/Father in pool. (4-5 years of age.) 5. Level III: Stroke Development. Students must be comfortable in water. 6. Level IV: Stroke Improvement. Students must be able to swim 10 yards, do a front dive, and oat on their backs. 7. Level V: Stroke Renement. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water 30 sec onds, and elementary back stroke 25 yards. 8. Level VI: Part A Personal Water Safety/ Diving Fundamentals. Students must be able to swim 100 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, back stroke 100 yards. Will learn basics of diving. Part B Fitness Swimmer/Diving Fundamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of diving. There will be a $50 fee for the two-week session and students will be en rolled on a rst come, rst served basis. There will be no refunds after completion of reg istration and payment of fees, unless the swim class is cancelled. There must be at least four swimmers per class for the lessons to be taught. This Date In Baseball April 9 1913 Ebbets Field opened in Brooklyn, and Philadelphia defeated the Dodgers 1-0 before a crowd of 10,000. The stadium, which cost $750,000, was named af ter Charles Ebbets, the clubs principal owner. 1947 Dodgers manager Leo Durocher was sus pended for one year by Commissioner Happy Chan dler for the accumulation of unpleasant incidents detrimental to baseball. 1959 The Baltimore Orioles, playing the Wash ington Senators, became the rst team in history to make a triple play on opening day. The Senators won 9-2. 1965 The Houston Astrodome opened with an exhibition game between the New York Yankees and Astros. President Johnson attended and Gov. John Connally threw out the rst ball. Mickey Man tle hit the rst home run, but the Astros won 2-1 in 12 innings. 1969 Billy Williams of Chicago hit four consecu tive doubles to lead the Cubs to an 11-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. 1981 Fernando Valenzuela made his rst major league start a stunning success by pitching a 2-0, ve-hit triumph over the Houston Astros in Los An geles. He would go on to win his rst eight games. 1985 Tom Seaver made his 15th opening day start to break Christy Mathewsons record. Seaver pitched 6 2-3 innings for the victory, with the Chicago White Sox beating the Milwaukee Brew ers 4-2. 1993 The Colorado Rockies beat the Montreal Expos 11-4 for their rst win and set a National League record for attendance in their home debut. The crowd of 80,227 broke the record of 78,672 set on April 18, 1958, by the Los Angeles Dodgers. 2000 In a 13-7 win over Kansas City, Minne sotas Ron Coomer, Jacque Jones and Matt LeCroy hit consecutive home runs. The Royals Carlos Bel tran, Jermaine Dye and Mike Sweeney repeated the feat, marking the rst time in major league history both teams hit three consecutive home runs in the same game. 2003 Detroit became the second major league team to start successive seasons 0-7 after a 9-6 loss to Kansas City. The Tigers started 0-11 last year. The 1962-63 New York Mets started 0-9 and 0-8 in their rst two seasons. 2006 Cory Sullivan tied a major league record by hitting two triples during a seven-run fth inning, helping Colorado rout San Diego 10-4. Todays birthdays: Tommy Medica, 26; David Rob ertson 29; A.J. Ellis, 33.

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com We at Positive Medical are dedicated to providing the best medical care and assistance to our patients. In order to re ect that dedication, we o er you a wide range of services including BLS transport. CALL US TODAY!Visit us online at pmtinc.us1-877-605-3204 863-655-0030 1-877-605-3204 863-655-0030 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Above: Tyler Bender got the win Monday, going eight strong innings and giving up just two earned runs. Below: Panther head coach Rick Hitt waves Damian Boyum into third during SFSCs 10-run fourth inning Monday night. brought Allen in to cut the lead to 4-2. But the Panthers were about to squash any Pas co thought of keeping this one close as they explod ed in sending 15 batters to the plate the bottom of the frame. Bingham lead it off with another rocket into the left-center eld gap, bouncing it over the fence on one ho for a groundrule double. Layner walked on four pitches and Josh Townsend got drilled by a pitch to load the bas es, bringing on the rst of three Pasco relievers in the inning. But that didnt slow any thing down as Damian Boyum then singled to center to bring one run in and Austin Johnson sin gled to left to score two. A Forbes single through the left side reloaded the bases before Trotter bounced one down the third-base line that ac tually caromed off third base for a two-run dou ble. Another call to the bull pen was made, with con secutive wild pitches then plating Forbes and mov ing Trotter to third. With one out, Jorge Flores worked a walk to put runners on the cor ners and with two out, Layner crushed another offering for a no-doubt, three-run tater. Townsend and Boyum kept the parade going with consecutive walks, bringing in the third re liever of the frame, who was greeted by an RBI double from Johnson. The nal out of the in ning soon came, but when the dust had settled, 10 runs had come across and the narrow 4-2 lead was now a lopsided 14-2. Things held there un til the bottom of the sixth, when Boyum and Johnson hit back-to-back blasts over the left-eld fence with Johnsons caus ing only a turn of the leftelders head to watch it soar out of the yard. The Conquistadors did scratch for an unearned run in the top of the sev enth, but Bender kept them in check through the eighth before Zach Bailey came on to nish it in the ninth. The hitting high lights for the game were Layners two home runs and ve RBI, while John son also accounted for ve ribbies and Bingham tallied his trio of doubles. Bender went a strong eight innings on the mound, scattering seven hits, only walking one, al lowing two earned runs and striking out three. He did what hes been doing and making the most of his opportunity, Hitt said of Bender, be fore reassessing his hit ters. Theres been a lot of games this year where we were a hit away from breaking open big in nings, and tonight we did that. Weve had a lot of close games, and a few have been going our way late ly, he continued. I think thats three out of the last four and seven out of the last 10. But we re ally havent gone on a big streak yet this year. Weve had four or ve in a row, but not a real ly big one. We may be get ting hot at just the right time. That time being with 10 games left on the Sun coast Conference sched ule, beginning tonight at Winter Haven for the start of a three-game series with Polk State. The Eagles top the standings at 16-5, with South Florida on the op posite end at 5-13. But with St. Petersburg topping Hillsborough Monday, the pair stood tied for third at 8-10, leav ing the Panthers just three games out of contention for qualifying for the state tournament. Three games back with 10 to go and coming off a dominant win it sure does sound like the right time to get hot. SFSC FROM PAGE A9 at a Division I school, whether its after four months or two years, they have given them selves that option. An option that will take Peart and Gayle far from home and into a climate theyve only heard about. The farthest Ive been from home is Tallahas see, Peart said with a laugh. But this will be a good experience, meet ing new people, different people and playing in cold weather. I gure once Ive played there, in those conditions, Ill be ready to play anywhere. This marks 41 studentathletes that have gone to play college football under Scotts tenure as the Sebring head coach. Thats what its about, helping the kids get their opportunity, he said. If they want to, and put the work in on the eld, in the classroom and in the weight room, well do ev erything we can to get them there. DEAN FROM PAGE A9 Johnson, who was 1 of 4 the line. It wasnt just the misses that hurt the Wildcats, ei ther. It was their inability to get there. Their best foul shooters, twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison, made it to the line only once, and Aaron missed. They were hounded all night by UConn guards Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright, who prevented them from getting to the rim as they had all tourna ment. The Wildcats, who were seeking their ninth na tional championship, shot 68 percent from the line for the season. Only three times had they shot worse than they did in the national cham pionship, twice overcom ing the poor efforts to squeeze out victories. None of those teams was UConn, though. And none of those games was for the nation al championship. Tough way to go out but at the same time, we proved a lot of people wrong, Johnson said. We just had a great season and obviously we would have wanted to be on the other end the last game. We just had a tremendous season and we shouldnt feel down. NCAA FROM PAGE A9 We may be getting hot at just the right time. Rick Hitt SFSC head coach His daughter died of leukemia at 15, and his son and former assistant coach was found dead at his home in Tulsa, Okla., two years ago at the age of 47. Williams led Maryland, his alma mater, to the 2002 title with a victory over Indiana. He retired in 2011 with 668 wins, seven 25-win seasons and 22 postsea son appearances, includ ing 11 straight trips to the NCAA tournament. I was just a coach, Williams said. To be able to go in with Nolan cer tainly is great. Mourning was a sev en-time NBA All-Star and two-time defensive player of the year who was among the leagues best shot-blockers, while Richmond was an elite scorer who won a title in a secondary role with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001-02, his nal season. Richmonds best years were on losing teams in Sacramento. He averaged a careerhigh 25.9 points for a 3448 team in 1996-97. You can judge me and you can judge my game, said Richmond, who is 37th on the NBA scoring list at 20,497 points. Im a Hall of Famer. Lithuania star Sarunas Marciulionis was among several candidates al ready selected by various committees. Stern went in via the contributors commit tee, and former Indiana Pacers coach Bob Slick Leonard was chosen by the ABA committee. The late Nat Sweetwa ter Clifton of the New York Knicks was cho sen by the early AfricanAmerican pioneers com mittee, and the late Guy Rodgers of Temple by the veterans committee. HALL FROM PAGE A9

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LIVING BWednesday, April 9, 2014 Family Features This year, make your Easter ham effortless by ditching the oven and using your slow cooker instead. While most people think about slow cooking for staples like chili and stew, its also perfect for center-ofthe-plate feasts like an Easter ham. Using the slow cooker, you can minimize both prep time and cleanup time, leaving plenty of room in the day for church, hunt ing eggs and enjoying time with your loved ones. Ham is a tradition for many families this time of year, and be-cause it pairs well with a multitude of ingredients, you can create a unique dish every time. For a fresh spin on the classic ham, try this Sweet Southern SlowCooker Ham recipe from the National Pork Board. Apple cider and bourbon (or vanilla extract, if you prefer) combine to create a rich avor complemented by the sweetness of brown sugar. Round out your Easter menu by pairing your ham with classic sides such as oven-roasted carrots, asparagus wrapped in bacon and mashed sweet potatoes. You can also use leftover ham for avor-packed recipes like Ham, Apple and Cheddar Crepes, which are ide-al for a family-style brunch. To get inspired by more ham and Easter meal ideas, visit PorkBeinspired.com or Facebook.com/PorkBein-spired. Yield: 12 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 4 to 8 hours 1 bone-in fully cooked ham, about 5 1/2 pounds 1 cup apple cider 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/3 cup Kentucky bourbon 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 4 fresh thyme sprigs 1. Place ham in large slow cooker. Whisk cider with brown sugar, bourbon, hon-ey and mustard. Slowly pour over ham. Scatter thyme sprigs into slow cooker. 2. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours, or un-til very tender. Remove ham to rest on cutting board. Pass remaining cooking liq-uid through ne mesh sieve into sauce pan. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly reduced. 3. Carve ham into serving piec-es. Brush ham pieces with cooking liquid before arranging on platter. Serve warm or at room temperature. Note: For a non-alcoholic alterna tive, replace the bourbon with 1/4 cup water and 1 table-spoon vanilla extract. Cooking Tip: Use leftover ham to make Ham, Apple and Cheddar Crepes. Easter Ham Pin-spiration Sweepstakes Enter the National Pork Boards Eas-ter Ham Pin-spiration Sweepstakes at PorkBeinspired.com/EasterHam for the chance to win an Easter gift baket with ev-erything you need for this years celebra-tion. Yield: 6 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes 3 cups ham, shredded and warmed 1 3/4 cups 2% milk 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups all-purpose our 1 Granny Smith apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced Cheese Sauce 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon all-purpose our 1 cup 2% milk 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup white cheddar cheese, nshred-ded 2 tablespoons fresh chives, nely chopped 1. Pour milk, butter, eggs and salt in blender. Mix until well combined. Add our. Mix for 15 to 20 seconds or un-til smooth. Let stand for 10 minutes. 2. Heat an 8-inch crepe pan or non stick skillet over medium heat. Coat well with nonstick cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter into pan, swirl to fully cover bottom of pan. Cook for 1 minute or until crepe begins to curl around edges. Carefully ip and cook for an additional 30 seconds or until set. Transfer to plate. Repeat with additional cooking spray and remaining batter. Layer cooked crepes between pieces of wax paper to prevent sticking. 3. Lay a crepe on clean work sur face. Arrange few slices of apple on quar-ter of crepe; top with shredded ham. Fold crepe in half to cover lling and fold in half again to create triangular shape. Repeat with remaining crepes, apple and ham. Place on parchmentlined baking sheet and hold in warm oven until ready to serve, or up to 30 minutes. 4. For cheese sauce, melt butter in saucepan set over medium heat. Stir in our until well coated. Cook, stir ring constantly, for 2 min utes or until pale and smooth. Whisk in milk, a splash at a time, until smooth; stir in mustard, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until thick enough to coat back of spoon. Remove from heat. Whisk in cheese, a small handful at a time, until melted and smooth. 5. Place lled crepes on each plate. Spoon cheese sauce over each crepe and sprinkle with chives. Serving Suggestion: All the elements of the recipe can be prepared a day in ad-vance and gently warmed before assem-bling. HAM, A PPLE AND C H EDDAR CREPES S WEET S OUT H ERN SLOW-COOKER HAM

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Start of the United Negro College Fund slogan 6 Old lab burners 11 Abbr. at the top of an email 14 Something passed be-tween the legs? 19 ___ Domingo 20 Now and again? 21 Like an ode 23 Kind of farming 25 Like Neptune among the planets in the solar system 26 ___ pro nobis 27 Echelon 28 With the circled letters, 1955 Bill Haley and His Com-ets hit? 30 Sound of sweet nothings 31 Having a beat 33 Hall-of-Famer Ralph 35 Purveyor of the Doubli-cious sandwich 36 ___ Webster, Twains cele-brated jumping frog 37 With 43-Across, 1973 Deep Purple hit? 39 Like Odin 41 Sound engineers knob 43 See 37-Across 45 Brings in 47 Some dreams 50 Reverse, e.g. 51 Dismissed 53 Eternally nameless thing, in Eastern religion 54 Bath accessories 55 Dr Pepper alternative 58 Former Disney president Michael 60 Dreamy romantic quality 62 Olympic leap 64 Ring Lardners Alibi ___ 65 Its put on before takeoff 66 1959 Dion and the Bel-monts hit? 69 Old mattress stufng 72 Pond denizen 73 Phil who played 65-Down 78 1984 Cyndi Lauper hit? 79 Memorable series in Psy-cho 81 Dawn-to-dusk 82 The continents, e.g. 83 Phooey! 85 Kelly of morning TV 87 Haughty affectation 88 Rap sheet listing 89 Query at the start of a poker game 91 Verbally assault 94 Rene of Thor 96 Thumbing-the-nose gesture 98 Challenge for F.D.R. 99 Mideast V.I.P. 101 Meatless day in W.W. II: Abbr. 103 Some lawn mowers 105 Pertaining to religious rites 108 Bugs Bunny addressee 109 Where to nd screwdriv-ers and rusty nails 111 Like peas in ___ 113 Sufx with salt 114 Made bats 116 Primer pair 119 Info on a magazine cover 120 Real dear 121 More cool, in slang 122 French thinkers? 123 Winks partner 124 ___ State (Mountain West Conference team) 125 Runners in the cold? DOWN 1 Org. 2 Actress Tierney 3 Suffering 4 Some versions of Windows 5 Quit stalling! 6 Sufx with major 7 Back it up, in a way 8 Seduction of the Minotaur author 9 Bank ID 10 Listen, pal! 11 Tea Partiers, e.g. 12 Crack ller 13 Casual summer wear 14 Medium for love letters? 15 Card reader, for short 16 What fastidious people cant be 17 ___ Scott Card, Enders Game writer 18 Competitor of ZzzQuil 22 Label for 28-Across 24 Alaskan city 29 Fake 32 Chef Lagasse 34 To sum up 36 No longer in fashion 38 Info for an airport greeter, for short 40 Victorian ___ 42 Summons, of a sort 43 The T of Mr. T 44 Prex with thermal 46 Long time ___ 48 Boss Tweed nemesis 49 New York arrival of 50 BBC std. 52 Bank in need of support? 54 Where hello is sveiks 56 Reinforces 57 Muff a grounder 59 Something you can believe 61 Hands on deck 63 Chicken ___ (Italian dish, informally) 65 NCO of 1950s TV 67 Former faddish exercise regimen 68 Way off 69 Oktoberfest quaff 70 John Locke, philosophi-cally 71 Out-of-the-way way 74 Brand of pickles 75 Slanted writing 76 Description on many eBay listings 77 The s in Awacs: Abbr. 78 Dose meas. 79 Eastern religion 80 Place for a mani-pedi 84 Grazs land: Abbr. 86 Rev (up) 89 See 95-Down 90 1969 Creedence Clearwa-ter Revival hit? 92 Quantum physics particle 93 Rubber from Arabia? 95 With 89-Down, 1968 Tam-my Wynette hit? 97 Twelfth Night duke 99 ___ to the list 100 Inspector of crime ction 102 One inspiring love of po-etry? 104 ___ alive! 106 Bonne ___! 107 Longing looks 109 Some queens 110 Didnt stop in time, say 112 ___ ale 115 French scene 117 Hollywood special FX 118 Selena star, to her fans 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 MU S I CA L IN TE R P R ET A TION B Y PETER A. C OLLINSSolution on B5 The days are getting longer, yall! And you know what that means? Its just about time to get those gardens in, the pa-tio furniture out, and to tackle that spring clean-ing. I like to keep a clean kitchen, but every few months I just love giving the kitchen a good scrub down and getting every-thing all freshened up organized. And now that spring is upon us, its time to get to work. Kitchen cleaning tips Scrub the cast iron. A good cast iron pan will give you a life-time worth of cook-ing so give it the TLC it deserves. Pour a good layer of coarse salt on the surface of the pan and a give it a good scrub with a soft sponge. The salt will lift away stuck on food and absorb oil with-out ruining the sea-soning on the pan. If your pan needs anoth-er coat of seasoning, it will take better after a salt scrub. Clean your oven. Self cleaning ovens are a Godsend. But if you have an old-fashioned model, nows the time to give it a good go-ing over. For a (nontoxic) cleaning solu-tion, make a paste out of water and baking soda. Coat the oven surfaces with that paste (not any heat-ing elements or bare metal) and let that stand overnight. In the morning, put on some rubber gloves and scrub the paste off with a plastic spatula. A wet sponge should take off all remaining residue. Clean cutting boards. If you use a wood-en cutting board, ev-ery few weeks give it a good sprinkle of coarse salt and scrub with a sliced lemon. Rinse well with hot water and your board will be nice and fresh. Clean the fridge. Take everything out of the fridge and wipe all in-terior surfaces down with some hot, soapy water. As you put ev-erything back, toss out all outdated con-diments and items youre not going to use. Replace the box of baking soda! Pantry purge. Take ev-erything out and wipe down the shelves. Toss out anything that hasnt been used and wont be used. Spices lose their spiciness af-ter a while! Treat your-self to some new sta-ples. A good clean sweep in the pan-try will perk it up like nothing else. Ditch the stuff you dont use and donate it to a food bank if its worthy. Get that pantry magazinephoto worthy! Meal planning. One essential tool that I think every home cook needs is a subscription to Saving Dinner Pre-mium Menu Mailer! I swear this will change your life. This is the product that really put Saving Dinner on the map, and once you use our menu plan-ning system you will have a hard time going back to anything else.Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Din-ner series. Find out more at www.savingdinner.com.Time to get rid of the winter grime DINNER DIVALeanne Ely DEAR ABBY: Im a di-vorced woman with grown children. I have al-ways supported gay rights and thought of myself as straight. But a few months ago, I met a woman, Stephanie. We hit it off immedi-ately, and I was shocked to learn shes a transgen-der woman who was born male. We have spent a lot of time together and are falling in love. Steph-anie will be having sur-gery soon to complete the transgender process. I have been surprised and disappointed by the lack of support from my family and friends, whom I always thought were open-minded. Some have voiced support, but have shown no interest in meeting her and seem uncomfortable hearing about her. Im excited about this relationship and would have thought my fami-ly and friends would be happy for me, as I have been alone for a long time. But now I nd myself re-fraining from mentioning Stephanie in conversation. How can I discuss her with others? We are tak-ing things slowly and not jumping into anything, yet we can denitely see our-selves spending the rest of our lives together. We have already faced disapprov-ing strangers and handled it well. LOVES MY FRIEND IN OHIODEAR LOVES: It appears Stephanie isnt the only one in your relationship who is in transition. Both of you are, and because it is new to those around you, they may not under-stand it which is why they are uncomfortable. The fact that Stephanie is transgender should not be mentioned right off the bat. It is not the most im-portant thing about her, and it should not be her dening characteristic. Discuss the matter with your friend and ask how she would like to be in-troduced and referred to. Its only logical that this will vary according to how close these people are to you. DEAR ABBY: I am a sin-gle mother who has had my share of heartbreak. I was with Kent for almost two years. We moved in to-gether and talked often about marriage. Things were going great, but then he lost his job. After that, nding and keeping a job became harder and harder for him. One day when I came home from work, all of Kents clothes were gone. He said he had moved back in with his moth-er because he didnt feel comfortable with me pay-ing all the bills. He assured me he still wanted to re-main in the relationship, and once he could keep a steady job hed move back. Three months later, he broke up with me. The fol-lowing week some mutu-al friends told me he had gotten married! When I confronted Kent, he told me he still wants to have a sexual relation-ship with me. I refused and havent spoken to him since. Yesterday I learned that I am pregnant with his child. I am turned upside down without a clue what to do. Is it wrong to feel hatred for him? BETRAYED IN TEXASDEAR BETRAYED: Un-der the circumstances your feelings are under-standable. Now, heres what to do. Contact Kent AND his wife and tell them the happy news that he is going to be a fa-ther and you expect him to shoulder all the re-sponsibilities that go with it. Then talk to a lawyer to be sure he does.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil-lips, and was founded by her moth-er, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Let-ters for All Occasions, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Letter Book-let, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and han-dling are included in the price.Woman with transgender lover is looking for some family support DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips

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Surflink MobileEnjoy hands-free phone conversations with this one-of-a-kind device. Thats because SurfLink Mobile turns your 3 Series hearing aids into both your cell phone microphone and receiver: Microphone: Your hearing aids can pick up your voice and send it to the person youre talking to Receiver: SurfLink Mobile streams the voice on the other end of the phone directly to both of your hearing aids Surflink MediaThis handy remote lets you adjust and control your 3 series hearing aids with the push of a button. Surflink MediaThis set-and-forget media streaming solution (below) connects to TVs, MP3 players and more to wirelessly stream audio directly to your 3 Series hearing aids. You can hear the volume at the level you want, while everyone else in the room can listen at the volume they want. 385-3497130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pmMaybe its not ringing exactly...its something called tinnitus, the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head with no external sound present. The Xino Tinnitus masks or covers up your tinnitus and takes your focus off your tinnitus. Do you or someone you know suffer from constant ringing in the ears? SUPPORT YOUR Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm Closed Wednesdays863-385-3497lampekieferhearing.com 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida Live without Limitations3 Series hearing aids feature Starkeys latest noise reduction and speech preservation system, which is designed to deliver incredible sound clarity even in the noisiest situations.A portion of each purchase goes toward helping those less fortunate receive the gift of hearing. We Support3 Series can also stream sound from your TV, radio, computer and even your cell phone directly to your hearing aids. With 3 Series, you can enjoy hands-free phone conversations and listen to TV or radio at the volume you want. Others around you can listen at the volume thats most comfortable for them. If you have been looking for a hearing aid designed to make conversations comfortable, and TV, music, and phone conversations like never before, 3 Series is it. Surflink MobileEnjoy hands-free phone conversations with this one-of-a-kind device. Thats because SurfLink Mobile turns your 3 Series hearing aids into both your cell phone microphone and receiver: Microphone: Your hearing aids can pick up your voice and send it to the person youre talking to Receiver: SurfLink Mobile streams the voice on the other end of the phone directly to both of your hearing aids Surflink MediaThis handy remote lets you adjust and control your 3 series hearing aids with the push of a button. Surflink MediaThis set-and-forget media streaming solution (below) connects to TVs, MP3 players and more to wirelessly stream audio directly to your 3 Series hearing aids. You can hear the volume at the level you want, while everyone else in the room can listen at the volume they want. 385-3497130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Maybe its not ringing exactly...its something called tinnitus, the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head with no external sound present. The Xino Tinnitus masks or covers up your tinnitus and takes your focus off your tinnitus.Do you or someone you know suffer from constant ringing in the ears? FOOD When I was rst taught how to make risotto, my chef told me that it can be thought of as a labor of love because it takes some effort to prepare risotto properly. You cant cook it the way you would if you were cooking white rice. Risotto is usually made with rice called Arborio, which is Italian short-grain rice that is named after the town of Arborio, in the Po Val-ley. When cooked, the grains have a rm but creamy texture that blends well with other avors that can be added to the dish. Arborio has high starch con-tent and when it gets to the right temperature the starch is released and your risotto will become very creamy and have a rich avor. I like to add wild mushrooms and fresh thyme to the dish about half-way through the cooking process to infuse the rice with the earthiness of the mushrooms and the undeni-ably great avor of thyme. The labor of love part is the stir-ring you have to do while making it. You have to ladle in small amounts of stock and constantly stir the rice while the rice absorbs the stock. I have always imagined that there are chefs in Italy that have silky smooth skin from stirring ri-sotto all their lives. Risotto can be made with other grains, like barley and farro, but Arborio is the best. So here is a simple but a bit chal-lenging recipe that I would like to ask you to make the next time your-meal calls for a rice dish. Remember, you can add other avors to it to make it even tastier. Dont forget to top it with some shredded parmesan at the nish. Cheers, Chef.RISOTTO 1-1/2 cup vegetable stock 3/4 tsp olive oil 1/2 cup dry arborio rice 2-1/8 tbsp fresh, diced yellow onions 1/4 cup white whine 1. Pour vegetable stock in a medium sauce pot, bring to boil, reduce heat to keep warm. 2. Heat a large skillet or braising pan over medium high heat. Mist pan with ol-ive oil, stir in onions and saut for 2-3 minutes. Stir in rice to toast and coat well with onions and olive oil. Stir con-tinuously until onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes. (Do not brown. If more moisture is needed add 1 table-spoon of stock). 3. Stir in white wine and reduce until al-most dry about 1 tablespoon. 4. Add vegetable stock about cup at a time and reduce heat to slow simmer to allow rice to absorb stock. Repeat cooking rice in this manner for about 13-15 minutes. Under cook rice 3-4 minutes before the point of andante. 5. Remove par-cooked risotto from pan and spread evenly on baking pan and refrigerate to stop cooking. Reserve for later use.Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Cen-ter and Morrison Healthcare Food Ser-vice. He can be reached by email at tim-miespain@iammorrison.com/.Cooking risotto is a labor of love CHEFS CORNERTim Spain MCTRisotto is a rm but creamy dish usually made with Arborio rice. SARA MOULTONAssociated PressLeaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which dont really count as eggs at all in my book), Ive never met an egg dish I didnt like. But at the tip-py top of my list of favor-ites is the edible magic trick known as the souf-ed omelet. The magic is built into the whites of the egg. A three-egg omelet made the usual way compris-es a substantial meal for one person. But a soufed omelet made with three whole eggs plus two whites makes the tra-ditional omelet look like a midget and is more than enough for two people. How can so few eggs produce such an ample dish? Something about separating the whites from the yolks, beating them, then adding them back to the yolks inates the omelet to almost com-ical proportions. Though I personally have never wavered in my partisanship, eggs have shown up now and again as a target of the food po-lice. Eggs are high in cho-lesterol! Happily, the most recent studies question wheth-er the sort of cholesterol found in eggs is what we need to be worried about. And, cholesterol aside, eggs are a terric source of protein, vitamins and antioxidants and all at about 77 calories per egg. And did I mention they are very high on the sati-ation chart? Eggs ll you up. In this recipe, the ex-tra egg whites contribute more protein to the mix with very few extra calo-ries. This recipe serves two. To make enough for four people, prepare a dou-ble batch, pour it into two medium skillets, then bake them in the oven at the same time.GREEKST YLE SO UFFLED O MELE TStart to nish: 30 minutes Servings: 2 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-vir-gin olive oil, divided 5 ounces baby spinach Salt and ground black pep-per 2 ounces feta cheese, ne-ly crumbled 3 large whole eggs, sepa-rated, plus 2 egg whites 2 teaspoons grated lem-on zest Chopped fresh dill, to gar-nish 1. Heat the oven to 450 F. 2. In a large skillet over me-dium, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the spinach and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted. Sprinkle the feta on top and set aside. 3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks with a hefty pinch of salt, several grinds of pepper and the lemon zest, until the mixture is uffy, about 4 minutes. In a sep-arate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they hold soft peaks; stir one fourth of the whites into the egg yolks, then fold the remaining whites into the yolks gently, just until they are incorporated. 4. In a 10-inch nonstick skil-let with an oven-safe handle over medium, heat the re-maining 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet, gently spread it evenly. Place the skillet in the oven on the middle shelf and bake until it is puffed and almost cooked through, about 3 minutes. Mean-while, reheat the spinach mixture over medium heat, stirring. 5. Remove the omelet from the oven and make an indent down the center with a spat-ula. Spoon the spinach mix-ture over one half of the om-elet, then use the spatula to fold the other half of the omelet over to cover the ll-ing. Return the omelet to the oven and bake for anoth-er 2 to 3 minutes. Divide the omelet in half, sprinkle each half with the dill and serve right away. Nutrition information per serving: 320 calories; 200 cal-ories from fat (63 percent of total calories); 22 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 295 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohy-drate; 4 g ber; 4 g sugar; 19 g protein; 710 mg sodium.Egg whites work magic to make filling omelet for 2

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com To advertise on this page call Vickie at 863-386-5631 Your Health Oriental Medical Clinic of Florida, P.A.TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINEWe specialize in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine To help you in the treatment of: Jeanie O. Lee, D.A.O.M.Acupuncture Physician 386-5050 FREE HEARING TESTChuck Oliver BC-HIS Board Certied-Hearing Instrument-Sciences 29 Years Experience Experience you can trust...We specialize in helping people who hear but dont always understand. Call us for courteous, professional service backed with years of experience.digitalHEARING AID OUTLET382-9210 www.DigitalHearingAidOutlet.com Serious Illness affects patients and their caregivers.Cornerstone can help! We provide comfort care through...+ Pain & Symptom Management + Emotional & Spiritual Support Information: 863-382-4563 Toll Free: 866-742-6655www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/Cornerstone 5019096 Cornerstone can help! We provide comfort care through... + Pain & Symptom Management + Emotional & Spirtual Support Information: 863-382-4563 Toll Free 866-742-6655www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstone5019096Serious Illness affects patients and their caregivers. GRILLED FLATBREAD WITH HUMMUS & MIXED VEGGIESPrep time: 5 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Yield: 4 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 8 large mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 cup baby spinach 4 Indian atbreads (naan) or pocketless pita 1 cup Sabra Hummus 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 teaspoons dried oregano Red pepper akes, optional 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. 2. Add garlic, onion bell pepper and mushroom. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 8 minutes or until veggies are soft. 3. Remove from heat and stir in spinach. Set aside. 4. Place atbread on grill or stovetop gas ame; grill for a couple of minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. 5. Place all four atbreads on baking sheet. 6. To assemble atbreads, evenly spread surface with hummus. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of hummus. Top with veggies then mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and red pepper akes. Place in oven and bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. FOOD Family Features Simplify your summer entertaining routine with quick, easy-to-make dishes that feature fresh, scrumptious ingredients. Laid back and lovely, summer parties call for wonderful friends, avorful foods and refreshing beverages. But having company over to enjoy the beautiful outdoor surroundings doesnt mean you have to stress over time-consuming meals that can take all day to prepare. Luckily, there are yummy options available for every al fresco host. Make a warm weather gathering great by incorporating creative dishes that require the beloved summertime ritual of ring up the grill. Simple grilled recipes, or those that require no cooking, allow you to cut down on the prep and clean up time. Your guests will love these recipes, which all feature Sabra Hummus, a better-for-you dip. Available in more than 10 avors, Sabra allows you to customize to your guests favorite, avorful preferences. Serve up those summer avors all season long. Visit www. sabra.com for more recipes that please guests and save on time while entertaining.Summer flavor to serve all season long

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 A M I N D E T N A S B C C B A T O N S A N T O T W I C E L A U D A T O R Y S U B S I S T E N C E O U T E R M O S T O R A T I E R T H E C L O C K C O O C A D E N T K I N E R K F C D A N L S M O K E N O R S E F A D E R T H E W A T E R E A R N S O M E N S G E A R A X E D T A O L O O F A S M R P I B B O V I T Z S T A R D U S T T O E L O O P I K E S E A T B E L T L O A T E E N A G E R V E B E D S T R A W E F T S I L V E R S T I M E T I M E S T A B S A L L D A Y S E P T E T B A H R I P A A I R S P R I O R Y O U I N L A M B A S T E R U S S O S N O O K P O L I O A M I R T U E T O R O S S A C R A L D O C B A R R O O M S A P O D I N E D R I V E N M A D D I C K A N D J A N E I S S U E D A T E A N G E L I L L E R T E T E S N O D B O I S E N O S E S CROSSWORD SOLUTION CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Rotary Club of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The Rotary Club of Lake Placid recently welcomed Lori Roulette of Roulette Designs & Art as a new member. Roulette is a local independent graphic designer working with persons and companies of all sizes. With experience in website, logo and brochure design, Roulette offers professional products and original art. She also has experience in image editing and copy writing. Roulettes goal is to provide clear, creative and original designs. For more information about visit www.roulettedesigns.com. The Rotary Club of Lake Placid meets Wednesdays at 6:44 a.m. at Platters Restaurant.TOPS 632LAKE PLACID This TOPS group was conducted by co-leader June Elam. While the weight recorders were tallying up their gures Ethel Emanuel shared some jokes with the club that she had received. Emanuel also led the group in a rousing rendition of Row, Row, Row Your Boat called The TOPS Drinking song. That is drinking water. Mary Lou Lilya gave a very interesting program about Weight Loss Secrets Around the World. It seems we Americans eat to fast; our food is bland compared to other countries;; we eat an entire meal between meals; eat out more often; we skip breakfast; we drive instead of ride a bike or walk; and it is something to do and so it isnt an exciting experience enjoyed. Karen Goodwin took roll call. This was the rst week since the new year that there was a net gain. The moan could have been heard in Washington. Everyone is determined to change the gain. The No No this week is candy and the yess are blueberries and cabbage. Winners of the alphabet contest are Ida Wyland, Jean Ottoway, Janet Mitchell and Theresa Rhodes. The next letter is Z and that will conclude the contest. The meeting ended by those losing telling just how they had accomplished their loss. Some dusted off their bikes, another pulled weeks, one went on a gluten diet, and although donuts were a big temptation, one member refrained from eating one, and another made a big pot of vegetable soup and used it for a meal. This TOPS club meets for weigh in between 3 and 3:45 p.m. Mondays at the Womens Club House in Lake Placid. The meeting starts at 4 p.m.African Violet Society to meetSEBRING The Heartland African Violet Society will hold its regular meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Member Carol Ann Burrell will provide information on how to keep your African violets happy and blooming. If you are having a problem with a plant, bring it for some advice. Guests are welcome to attend to learn about growing African violets. Meetings are held in the Founders Hall Room at 3003 Fairway Vista Drive in Highlands Ridge (off Powerline Road). For information or directions contact shirley.b@juno.com or call Shirley at 863-385-0744.Retired educators to meetSEBRING The Highlands County Retired Educators and Support Personnel Association will be meeting on Thursday at the Highlands County School Board Meeting Room (426 School St., Sebring) and will begin at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Superintendent Wally Cox and entertainment will be by the Sebring High School Show Choir. Lunch will be provided. This meeting will be the last meeting of the year. All retired school educators and support personnel are invited to attend. For further information, please contact Tinka Howe at 6992353 or Betty Hurlbut at 465-5722.Womans Club of Sebring to meetSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the clubhouse on Lakeview Drive. The Community Service Education Committee will host the meeting and the speaker, Margaret Scheer, will discuss home schooling. The luncheon will be catered by Mae Lees Deli at a cost of $10 per person for members and guests. RSVP by calling Barbara King at 382-3559 or Judy McLaughlin at 471-3295.Aglow en Espaol to meetSEBRING Sebring Aglow en Espaols next meeting on Saturday April 12, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Spring Lake Activity Center, 209 Spring Lake Blvd. Breakfast and door prizes are included. All denominations welcome. Call Rosa at 6559163 for any additional information. SNAPSHOTS CLUBS NEWS Courtesy photoVince Connell, PER was awarded Lake Placid Elks Lodges Of cer of the 2013-2014 year. Connell has been held many of cer positions in his many years of membership. John Grant, PER said Connells talents have bene ted the lodge from repairing and building various projects within the lodge. He steps forward as chef for many special events along with lodge events.LAKE PLACID ELK LODGES OFFICER OF THE YEAR Courtesy photoLake Placid Elks lodge is pleased to award Earl Hunt as Elk of the Year. John Grant, PER is honored to present this special award to an Elk member that has gone out of his way to be there whenever needed. Hunt is there when needed for Bingo night, special events, lodge events. He has been an exemplary member of the lodge.LAKE PLACID ELK OF THE YEAR SUBMISSION GUIDELINESNews from clubs and organizations is printed every Wednesday in the News-Sun. Photos are welcome and will be printed if they are of high enough quality. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday for publication in the following Wednesdays edition. Call 385-6155, Ext. 516 for more information. To submit items:EMAILeditor@newssun.comMAILLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN ANTHONY MCCARTNEYAssociated PressLOS ANGELES Mickey Rooneys approach to life was simple: Lets put on a show! He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywoods top box-of ce draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the show part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals. Pint-sized, precocious, impish, irrepressible perhaps hardy is the most-suitable adjective for Rooney, a perennial comeback artist whose early blockbuster success as the vexing but wholesome Andy Hardy and as Judy Garlands musical comrade in arms was bookended 70 years later with roles in Night at the Museum and The Muppets. Rooney died Sunday at age 93 surrounded by family at his North Hollywood home, police said. The Los Angeles County Coroners of ce said Rooney died a natural death. There were no further details immediately available on the cause of death, but Rooney did attend Vanity Fairs Oscar party last month, where he posed for photos with other veteran stars and seemed ne. He was also shooting a movie at the time of his death, The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, with Margaret OBrien. He was nominated for four Academy Awards over a four-decade span and received two special Oscars for lm achievements, won an Emmy for his TV movie Bill and had a Tony nomination for his Broadway smash Sugar Babies. I loved working with Mickey on Sugar Babies. He was very professional, his stories were priceless and I love them all ... each and every one. We laughed all the time, Carol Channing said. A small man physically, Rooney was prodigious in talent, scope, ambition and appetite. He sang and danced, played roles both serious and silly, wrote memoirs, a novel, movie scripts and plays and married eight times, siring 11 children. His rst marriage to the glamorous, and taller, Ava Gardner lasted only a year. But a fond recollection from Rooney years later Im 5 feet 3, but I was 6 feet 4 when I married Ava summed up the mans passion and capacity for life. Rooney began as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act in the 1920s. He was barely six when he rst appeared on screen, playing a midget in the 1926 silent comedy short Not to Be Trusted, and he was still at it more than 80 years later, working incessantly as he racked up about 250 screen credits in a career unrivaled for length and variety. I always say, Dont retire inspire, Rooney said in an interview with The Associated Press in March 2008. Theres a lot to be done. This from a man who did more than just about anyone in Hollywood and outlasted pretty much everyone from old Hollywood. Rooney was among the last survivors of the studio era, which his career predated, most notably with the lead in a series of Mickey McGuire kid comedy shorts from the late 1920s to early s that were meant to rival Hal Roachs Our Gang icks. After signing with MGM in 1934, Rooney landed his rst big role playing Clark Gables character as a boy in Manhattan Melodrama. A year later, still only in his midteens, Rooney was doing Shakespeare, playing an exuberant Puck in Max Reinhardts A Midsummer Nights Dream, which also featured James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland.Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | W ednesday, April 9, 2014 www.newssun.com CARPET MART, INC Ft. Worth Textured Plush Carpetper sq. ft. (installed with padding)In Stock Berber Carpetper sq. ft. (plus installation and padding)In Stock No Wax Vinyl 12ft. and 13ft wideper sq. ft. (plus installation)In Stock Oak Vinyl Plankper sq. ft. (plus installation)In Stock Boat Carpet-Many Colors 6ft and 8ft wide Outdoor Carpet per sq. ft. per sq. ft. Courtesy photoThe annual Tomoka Heights fashion show featured ve 90-plus-year-old models along with 10 other models. The fashions were provided by Belks in Sebring and the makeup by Estee Lauder and Lancome from Belks. For more than 20 years, Tomoka Heights has had the annual luncheon and fashion show with all proceeds going towards scholarships. Sandy Mathews, the event coordinator, said the eldest model Gayle Badgley, is going to be 100 in July. Another model, Mary Dalton, is 97. The over-90 models (shown here) were Dorothy May, Gayle Badgley, Peggy Dillistin, Irene Mihalck, and Mary Dalton.TOMOKA HEIGHTS FASHION SHOWJordan DouglasEric Rakem Douglas and Courtney Anita Crenshaw, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Jordan Rakem Doulgas, at 8:26 p.m. on March 30, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Jordan weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Matrnal grandparents are Michael and Sharon Crenshaw. Paternal grandmother is Rebecca Fault.Jeremiah McLeanRadcliffe R. McLean and Jessica Stephney Thompson, both of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Jeremiah Alexander Haile McLean, on April 2, 2014 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Jeremiah weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. Matrnal grandparents are Lenford and Dorothy Nelson. Paternal grand-parents are Artel and Valerie McLean. CELEBRATIONS BIR TH A NNOUNC EMEN T S Courtesy photoDoris Recchia of Sebring will celebrate her 90th birthday this month. Born April 19, 1924 in Girard, Pa., she worked and raised four children in Pennsylvania before moving to Sebring in 2005 where she enjoys the beautiful weather, volunteering at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, visiting Walt Disney World, and worshipping at Sunridge Baptist Church. She has two daughters, Sandra Miller of Sebring and Sharyn Madison of Cortland, N.Y.; and two sons, Blaine Eppehimer of Meadville, Pa., and Rev. Wayne Eppehimer of Jameston, N.Y.HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY Courtesy photoHighlands County podiatrist Dr. Olga Luepschen raised $1,974 for the American Diabetes Association by completing the 100-mile Tour de Cure bicycle ride. The American Diabetes Associations mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.100 MILES FOR DIABETES CHRIS TALBOTTAP Music WriterGeorge Strait won his second entertainer of the year 25 years after he won his rst and Mi-randa Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Acad-emy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone. Straits victory was not unexpected. The 61-yearold is a few months from retiring from the road and won the same trophy at the rival Country Mu-sic Association Awards ve months ago. But the ACMs entertainer award is fan-voted and some wondered if Straits older fan base might vote. Ive always said I have the best fans in the world, Strait told the crowd. I heard this was a fan-voted thing, so I rest my case. No one will begrudge Strait the win, includ-ing co-hosts Blake Shel-ton and Luke Bryan, who were also nominated in the category with Lam-bert and Taylor Swift. Our hero, Shelton said in a genuine mo-ment. Our hero won to-night! Until that point Bry-an and Shelton had over-shadowed much of the ceremony, held in Las Ve-gas. Urban and Lambert tied for the most trophies but it was Lamberts hus-band, Shelton, and Bryan who were on a winning streak. They deftly stole the show with a mix of selfdeprecating, celebrityskewering jokes and two performances apiece. And as Shelton noted, he also gets to share Lam-berts bed. Honestly, I think were the biggest celebrities in the room, Shelton said during the shows funni-est moment a recre-ation of Ellen DeGeneres sele moment at the Os-cars and it may just be true. Shelton is the star of The Voice and a plat-inum-selling hitmak-er with 11 straight No. 1s. Bryan was the reign-ing entertainer of the year, and both were up for that award again this year with Lambert, Taylor Swift and George Strait, the genres top stars. They zinged Eric Church over the likeli-hood of nding marijua-na in his dressing room, poked fun at Britney Spears (who performs on the Las Vegas strip) and ribbed Dallas Cow-boys owner Jerry Jones, in the audience, about his teams disappointing playoff record (Shelton and Bryan announced the 50th edition of the ACM Awards will be held at the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium next year). Each performed twice with Shelton offering a subdued but powerful version of his song My Eyes, playing an acous-tic guitar while seated with Gwen Sebastian at his side, before return-ing anked by Shakira on their duet Medicine. Bryan performed Play It Again while stand-ing on a revolving repli-ca of a vinyl album, then teamed with vocal duo of the year winner Florida Georgia Line on This is How We Roll. Lambert did her best to upstage her husband, who gave her a peck on the forehead after she won single record of the year for Mamas Bro-ken Heart, co-written by Kacey Musgraves. Lam-bert also won her fth straight female vocalist of the year award. I was just hanging out with (presenter) Tri-sha Yearwood back there, holy crap, and I was standing next to Sher-yl Crow, a complete and utter rock star, Lambert said of Crow, a fellow nominee. She also spoke about others in the cate-gory: Kacey Musgraves, I grew up with her. She wrote the single of the year this year. And Car-rie Underwoods my bud-dy, yall, and shes a phe-nomenon. I cant believe it, Im so grateful and humbled. I love my job. Lambert teamed with Urban to win vocal event of the year for their We Were Us collaboration, for which Urban won tro-phies as producer and performer. Urban won video of the year with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift for Highway Dont Care. The three wins Sunday night gave Lam-bert 18 trophies at the ACM Awards since she rst won best new female artist in 2006.Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

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www.newssun.comWednesday, April 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 Quality Work at a Reasonable Price ROOFING SPECIALIST 863-385-4690 FULLY LICENSED & INSUREDState Lic # RC 0066817 Placid Lakes Party LineBy Susie LeeLAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Social Circle will be attending the June 11 matinee performance of Mid Life Crisis at the Palm Theater in Fort Myers beginning at 11:45 a.m. with a buffet dinner (all you can eat). The group will be leaving by bus, and reservations are being accepted, payable by May 15. Call Joyce Briski at 6996331 or 465-4888 to reserve a spot for this activity. The cost is $65 per person, which includes the buffet dinner, play, tips and gratuities, and the bus. Mid Life Crisis is a hilarious comedy, and you have to assume it is a counterpart to the play Menopause. Sounds like a winner. All details and itineraries will be available in May, and we have front row seats! The next meeting is May 8. Be there. The Dalton Gang will have their cookout at Tobler Park at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Members are free, and guests will be charged $5. If you are bringing guests, call 699-6331. Our Wednesday Line Dance group is looking for a volunteer instructor. After a wonderful, successful run of line dancing instruction, Dee Grayber will be leaving us and Placid Lakes for a new adventure with husband Phil, traveling the country and enjoying retirement. We wish them well, Godspeed, and thanks for all the two of you have done to make Placid Lakes a better place. Well miss you; you made a difference! The Line Dance group is a fun group, getting together for exercise and fellowship and believe in the K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Silly). We need someone by the rst of May; can you help us? The Pioneers meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. Were hearing a lot of good recollections from different sources, and we have to chronicle all the information and get it together. We need Pioneers at this meeting to do that, the Newbies do not have the knowledge, you do. The old saying, you can lead a horse to water, but you cant make them drink holds true here. So come out of the woodwork and make yourself heard if you want this group to continue. The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will be having their Easter Bunny Hop from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Elks Hall in Lake Placid. Chrissy will be our featured musician. The Kinga-Kanteen will have soup, chili, hotdogs, and Jalepenolled pretzels and chili dogs available at 5 p.m. The King-Birds are here for their annual nesting time and had a free-forall with the Wood-ducks regarding their real-estate. The Wood-Ducks need more housing, so they tried to horn in on the King-Birds estate, the local developer noticed this through his binoculars and will be constructing another Wood-Duck estate. The King-Birds won, they had the original deed and kicked those Wood-Ducks off their property! Nobody messes with King-Birds.Tropical Harbor EstatesBy Arlene CloustonLAKE PLACID The Tropical Harbor Choral Group gave their program March 29. Even though it was a rainy night, there was good attendance. The 20 songs were put into ve categories: Disney Spectacular, Country Tunes, Sing-a-long, Ma Ma Mia, Sacred Segment, and Patriotic Segment. Our performance was applauded and we hope that they enjoyed our singing as much as we enjoyed singing for them. Ruth Pilgun was the director and Ruth Ann Walls is the pianist. Both are very accomplished. We also appreciate Arlene Dammer, who handles all the music, which certainly is a big job. March 27 was the Memorial Fundraiser Dinner. It was a South of the Border dinner burritos with chicken or beef. All the trimmings were available just the way you liked them. Everyone there liked them and it certainly was for a worthwhile cause. Heather and John Snoddy gave a farewell gathering at their home for Grace and Jim Becker on March 30. The open house was held Sunday afternoon so all their friends could say goodbye. Betty Cosgrove and Heather Snoddy hosted the party. Monday morning coffee was served and hosted by Pat and Brent Loritz. Pat loves to serve homemade goodies. Peggy Sue Teague, with the funny jokes, emceed. Carol Noel was called upon for the well wishes for Helen Burgan, Norm Hebel, Pat Wall, and Evelyn Guiney. Peggy Sue read the birthdays for the week, and Bonnie Ilg and Adria Steigerwalt were present, so we sang Happy Birthday with the help of Ruth Ann Walls playing the piano. Eunice Brown had an open house in the clubhouse for her 80th birthday on March 23. It was a Sunday afternoon ve-cake birthday party. Jim Van Camp was the emcee. Paula Bannister reported that the total for the park for the Relay for Life was $5,600,which is our highest amount. Thank you Paula for all your hard work for pushing us to a new high. It is late in the season but we still have new residents, or six new couples, and a big welcome to them: Dave and Janice Shock at 113 Bearwoods Ave.; Marty andMary Williams at 509 Beechcraft St.; Mac and Marie Zions at 333 Beauville; Larry and Nan Laux at 528 Beechcraft St.; Cornelius and Linda Breemes at 114 Bearwoods Ave.; and Michael and Christine Littell at 114 Beauchamp St. Sitting at the Wisconsin table Monday morning were Bob and Mary Quasius from Stockbridge, Wis., guests of John and Judy Witters. The Mens Lunch Out on Tuesday, April 15 will be at Sonnys Bar-B-Que. Bob Reed will be making the arrangements. April 13 is the Helping Hands soup and sandwich meal at 5 p.m. Get your tickets in advance. Tuesday Ladies Coffee on April 1 had the coffee made by Marysue Willeke and Marilyn Cromer. Marysue led the meeting. There will be an Easter dinner on Easter Sunday. It will be a ham and scalloped potatoes dinner. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. Tickets for $6 will be sold in advance. The dinner will be held at 4 p.m. On April 15 is the Ladies Lunch Out. It will be held at Don Jose Mexican Restaurant in Sebring at 11:30 a.m. Arlene Clouston is making the arrangements. The Mustangs had their Breakfast Out at the Truck Stop on U.S. 27 on April 1. Fifteen men were there for breakfast and enjoyed their comradeship. Charlie Price is the host. Life has no limitations except the ones you make.Bridge scoresHere are the last scores of the season for Woodhaven Estates: Party Bridge 1st: Ken Meyer 2nd: Carol Reese 3rd: Margaret Bous eld FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dean Williams and his wife, Lois, arrived at Tanglewood 11 years ago in their motorhome. Dean Williams already knew that they werent long for RVing as he had suffered a detached retina three times in a short period. They soon bought a house and settled into life in Tanglewood. Williams had worked in heavy construction and road building as a supervisor and estimator before retirement. At Tanglewood, he was able to utilize his woodworking talents to turn out beautiful bowls, trays and more with wood gathered across the country or grown in his own backyard. He later turned a bowl and a cup out of alabaster purchased in Fort Collins, Colo. After the hurricanes struck in 2004, Williams collected wood from a tree that had blown down and created four Charley bowls. He sold two and donated one to the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Bene t raf e. It was a big hit and raised lots of money to help in the ght against cancer. As his eye sight deteriorated from another detached retina and macular degeneration, Williams was frustrated that he couldnt do the same high-quality woodworking he had once done. Taking a cue from good friend, George Robbins, Williams decided that if he couldnt turn wood, at least he could grow hair. So for two years and three months, thats exactly what he did. After about a year, Lois had to start tying it in a pony tail. When visiting family in Colorado (Dean and Lois have a son, two daughters, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren with two more on the way) the grandkids thought Granddad looked cool with his ponytail. Recently, Williams had more than 10 inches of hair cut off. He tied it, put it in a plastic bag and sent it off to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for kids under 21 who suffer from longterm medical hair loss. Williams felt great that he had been able to do something special for others. Once cut, everyone noticed the change and the ladies started running their ngers through his short hair, something he hadnt enjoyed since his teen years. An example had been set for the family. One granddaughter has had her long hair shorn and a grandson has taken up the challenge and is growing his long. Locks of Love is but one charity making wigs with human hair. Interested readers should check the internet for more information about Wigs for Kids, Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Children with Hair Loss and the Childhood Leukemia Foundation. St. Baldricks doesnt collect hair, but organizes head-shaving events where hair can be pledged to other charities. Now legally blind, Dean hasnt been able to drive for the past six years and cant read the newspaper, but he hasnt lost sight of the value of helping others.Tanglewood resident doesnt lose sight of giving spirit Courtesy photoMore than two years of letting his hair grow long allowed Dean Williams to go back to having short hair and helping cancer victims by donating his ponytail to Locks of Love. Courtesy photoTanglewood resident Dean Williams shows some of his wood and alabaster creation.

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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.282012CA000681GCAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE HS1 ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-HE1,MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE1 Plaintiff, vs. TRISTAN ALFRED HEISS; JENNIFER C. LAFAVE-HEISS; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA,INC.F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA,INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2014,and entered in Case No. 282012CA000681GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE HS1 ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-HE1,MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-HE1 is Plaintiff and TRISTAN ALFRED HEISS; JENNIFER C.LAFAVE-HEISS; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA,INC.F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA, INC.; are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA 33870-3867,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 8th day of May,2014,the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment,to wit: THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF LOT 8,ALL OF LOTS 9 AND 10,AND THE NORTHEAST HALF OF LOT 11,BLOCK 124,LA PALOMA SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 44,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 8; RUN THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG CYPRESS STREET A DISTANCE OF 25 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE LINE DIVIDING SAID LOTS 8 AND 9 TO THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 8; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOTS 8,9,10 AND 11 AND DISTANCE OF 150 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE LINE DIVIDING LOTS 10 AND 11 TO A POINT ON CYPRESS STREET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF CYPRESS STREET A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A 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 6th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to provisions of tem,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. 91119-T dcs April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-000789-GCAX-MX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINA BLANCO,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 12,BLOCK D,PINE HILL,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 66,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:312 S Lotela Ave.Avon Park,FL 33825 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts SysIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001148-GCAX-MX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP Plaintiff, vs. NICHOLAS C.WUNDERLICH,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOTS 26 AND 27,BLOCK 231,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 19,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,PAGE 88,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:688 LAKE BETTY DR, LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA 33852-8741 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 117850 dcs April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2011-CA-000112 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC Plaintiff, v. ROSEMARY TESSMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSEMARY TESSMAN; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,UNDER,AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated,entered in Civil Case No.:28-2011-CA-000112,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE,LLC is Plaintiff, and ROSEMARY TESSMAN,HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK AND PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.,are Defendant(s). ROBERT W.GERMAINE,the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m.in the Jury Assembly Room in the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida,33870 on the 29th day of April,2014,the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment,to wit: LOT 13,BLOCK 68,PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 68,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. The property is located at the Street address of:243 Tangerine Road,Lake Placid,FL 33852. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days,only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on March 27,2014. CLERK OF THE COURT ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R.Wellborn,P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd,Suite 100 Deerfield Beach,FL 33442 Telephone:(954) 354-3544 Facsimile:(954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at not cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),at least 7 working days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. FILE #7525-05453 April 9,16,2014 day of April,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Brenda Jiminez Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000789 THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF EMMA H.PREVATT, DECEASED; KATHY BENNETT,HEIR; JACKIE CATORELE,HEIR; PENNY PREVATT A/K/A PININIA PRATT A/K/A PININA PREVATT,HEIR; MELINDA COPELAND,HEIR; IF LIVING,INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),IF REMARRIED,AND IF DECEASED,THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSINGEES, CREDITORS,LIENORS,AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,CREDITORS,LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF EMMA H.PREVATT,DECEASED; JACKIE CATORELE,HEIR Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses,is any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra,9204 King Palm Drive,Tampa, FL 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660, fascimile (813)915-0559,within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property,to wit: LOTS 19 AND 20,BLOCK B,TOWN OF AVON PARK,IN SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,ACCORDING TOT HE PLAT THEREOF,A S RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1,PAGE 14,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA (FORMERLY DESOTO COUNTY PLAT BOOK 1,PAGE 58),SAID LOTS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to file your response or answer, if any,in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court,and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,Law Offices of Daniel C.Consuegra,9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa,Florida 33619-1328,telephone (813)915-8660,facsimile (813)915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 1st TOWN OF AVON PARK,SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Property address:505 N Delaney Ave.Avon Park,FL 33825 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 153602 dcs April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000386GCAX-MX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MABLE PARRISH,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 1,BLOCK 1, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000685-GCAX-MX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. AUREA MIRANDA,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 22,BLOCK 1,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. Property address:1428 Gramarcy Ave.Sebring,FL 33875 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 142624 dcs April 9,16,2014 basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on April 29, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 132363 dcs April 9,16,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2012-CA-001152-GCAX-MX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH L.PENDARVIS,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property situate in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: THE SOUTHEASTERLY 70 FEET OF TRACT TWO (2) OF LAKE PEARL ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 76,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT AN IRON PIPE IN THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF TRACT TWO (2) OF LAKE PEARL ESTATES,THENCE RUN SOUTH 27 DEGREES 50' WEST ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF THE UN-NAMED STREET OR PUBLIC ROAD A DISTANCE OF 362.7 FEET TO A POINT,SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 27 DEGREES 50' WEST ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID UN-NAMED STREET OR ROAD A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 62 DEGREES 8' WEST A DISTANCE OF 170 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE IN THE MEANDER LINE OF LAKE PEARL; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE MEANDER LINE OF SAID LAKE PEARL TO A POINT NORTH 62 DEGREES 8' WEST OF POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 62 DEGREES 8' EAST TO POINT OF BEGINNING. AND ALSO TRACT ``B'' (EASEMENT) A TEN FOOT BY 30 FOOT NON-EXCLUSIVE, PERPETUAL EASEMENT,RIGHT-OF-WAY AND PRIVATE TRAVEL WAY OVER THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY,TO-WIT: COMMENCING AT AN IRON PIPE IN THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF TRACT TWO (2) OF LAKE PEARL ESTATES,THENCE RUN SOUTH 27 DEGREES 50' WEST ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF THE UN-NAMED STREET OR PUBLIC ROAD A DISTANCE OF 352.7 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING:THENCE RUN SOUTH 27 DEGREES 50' WEST ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID UN-NAMED STREET OR ROAD A DISTANCE OF 10 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 62 DEGREES 8' WEST A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 27 DEGREES 50' EAST A DISTANCE OF 10 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 62 DEGREES 8' EAST A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET, MORE OR LESS,TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property address:41 Dasher Rd.Lake Placid,FL 33852 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Did YouKNOW?EMERGENCY VEHICLESUpon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle,while en route to meet an existing emergency,the driver of every other vehicle shall,when such emergency vehicle is giving audible signals by siren,exhaust whistle, or other adequate device,or visible signals by the use of displayed blue or red lights,yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to,and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway,clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed,unless otherwise directed by any law enforcement officer.YOUCANBETICKETEDFORFAILINGTOPULL OVERANDSTOPWHENANAMBULANCE, POLICE, FIREOROTHEREMERGENCYVEHICLEIS TRAVELLINGTOMEETANEMERGENCY. 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Central air/heat, 2 car garage, $125,000. 863-835-0294. 4080Homes for SaleSebringFOR 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 EstateSUCCESSFUL PRINTINGbusiness for sale. Winners of Readers Choice Award. Family owned 40 years. Owners retiring. Great opportunity. Will train. 863-385-9800 or 863-414-2270. 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 Financial RN/LPN FULLTime 3-11 Shift Experience in long term care preferred Apply at: Lake Placid Health Care Center 125 Tomoka Blvd South EEOC/Smoke Free/ Drug Free Work Place MEDICAL RECORDS/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COORDINATOR Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a FT position available. Candidate must be accurate detail oriented and have computer skills. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863) 453-6674. EOE,, M/F, DFWP. MECHANIC TOwork on farm/ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, fleet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills peferred. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 or office@lpclp.com 5 DAYLIVE-IN nanny needed, Spanish speaking preferred. Call Neda 949-413-4951. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentFOUND: LARGEdog, white male, lost collar, north of Dinner Lake, Sebring. Call 863-385-4491. 1200Lost & FoundCHECK 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:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 13000203TDS CHAPTER 197.512 F.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,that US BANK AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance,the description of the property,and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.:11522 Year of Issuance:06-01-2010 Tax ID:C-14-37-29-190-0990-0010 Description of Property: LOT 1 BLOCK 99 PLACID LAKES SECTION 19,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 14 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. Name in which assessed: NAZLY CHAR; All of said property being in the County of Highlands,State of Florida.Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Highlands County Government Center in the Board of County Commissioners Boardroom in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes at 10:00 A.M.,or thereafter on 23rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 21st day of February,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida Signature:/s/ Misty Blackburn MISTY BLACKBURN,Deputy Clerk March 19,26; April 2,9,2014 ************************************* **** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ************************************* **** These 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. of local,state and federal authorities having jurisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida April 9,16 2014 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsThe City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-021 20 TON HVAC UNIT FOR JACK STROUP CIVIC CENTER Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from publicpurchase.com or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email: purchasing@mysebring.com,at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidder's responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM,Thursday,April 24,2014,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed,delivered in person, by mail,of any other type of delivery service.There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference 10:00 AM, April 14,2014 located at 355 East Center Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.83:801-809.Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M.ON THURSDAY, APRIL 17,2014,at Highlands Self Storage Inc.7825 S.George Blvd.Sebring, FL 33872.All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted.Any vehicle within units sold for parts only. UNITS TO BE SOLD #19 & 72 April 9,16,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-141 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF GARY B.ANDERSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GARY B.ANDERSON,deceased,whose date of death was July 25,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South 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 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 9,2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: JOHN K.MCCLURE Attorney for MICHAEL R.ANDERSON Florida Bar Number:286958 211 South Ridgewood Drive Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 402-2436 E-Mail:jkmpleadings@mllaw.net Secondary E-Mail:johnmc@mllaw.net Personal Representative: MICHAEL R.ANDERSON 284 Kingswood Drive Taylorsville,KY 40071 April 9,16,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13000501GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JAY D.ROYAL; VELMA J.ROYAL,ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 5, 2014,and entered in Case No. 13000501GCAXMX,of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida.NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC (hereafter ``Plaintiff''),is Plaintiff and JAY D.ROYAL; VELMA J.ROYAL,are defendants.I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,at 11:00 a.m.,on the 8th day of May,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOTS 17 AND 18,BLOCK 427,SEBRING SUMMIT,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 62,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of Court Administrator,(863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. Dated this 6th day of March,2014. (SEAL) ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. NS1065-13/ns April 2,9,2014 is April 9,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Leslie Ann Hennes 4587 Morgate Circle NW Canton,OH 44708 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Nicholas G.Schommer Attorney For Personal Representative Florida Bar No.221090 Email:ngspa@embarqmail.com or tinasharpe_la w@yahoo.com 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Phone:863-385-5139 Fax:863-385-2566 April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-88 Division:COWDEN IN RE:ESTATE OF MICHAEL T.HENNES,SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL T.HENNES,SR.,deceased,whose date of death was July 3,2012,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-3796,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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-112 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF CLARENCE E.POLSTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CLARENCE E.POLSTON,deceased,whose date of death was January 24,2014,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 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 9,2014. Personal Representative: Edward O.Koch,Jr. P.O.Box 1965 Sebring,Florida 33871 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. Attorney for Edward O.Koch,Jr. Florida Bar Number:21297 STONE LAW GROUP,P.L. 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863)402-5424 Fax:(863)402-5425 E-Mail:charlotte@stonelawgroupfl.com April 9,16,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-103 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF JOYCE C.WALLACE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOYCE C.WALLACE,deceased,whose date of death was February 7,2014,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 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 2,2014. Personal Representative: Carolyn J.Smeggil 13698 McCormick Woods Court Jacksonville,Florida 32225 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charlotte C.Stone,Esq. Attorney for Carolyn J.Smeggil Florida Bar Number:21297 STONE LAW GROUP,P.L. 3200 U.S.Hwy 27 S.,Suite 307 Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863)402-5424 Fax:(863)402-5425 E-Mail:charlotte@stonelawgroupfl.com Secondary E-Mail: kelly@stonelawgroupfl.com April 2,9,2014 Deputy Clerk 2589227 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690,within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. April 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2012-CA-000329 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS,INC.ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-20, vs. REMONA ANDERSON AKA REMONA MITCHELL,et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed February 13,2014 in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000329 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45,Florida Statutes on the 13th day of May,2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to-wit: Lot 12,Block 4,LUCAS LAKES ESTATES SUBDIVISION,according to plat thereof,as recorded in Plat Book 8,Page 55 at 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 28th day of March,2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ Priscilla michalak IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 13-296 IN RE:ESTATE OF CARMINE GUERRIERI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CARMINE GUERRIERI,deceased,File Number PC 13-296,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 South 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,including unmatured, contingent,or unliquidated claims,on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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,including unmatured,contingent,or unliquidated claims,on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 2,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ George Guerrieri Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael L.Keiber MICHAEL L.KEIBER,ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L.Keiber,P.A. 2557 US Hwy 27 South Sebring,FL 33870 V.(863)385-5188 F.(863) 471-1111 Florida Bar No.620610 service@keiberlaw.com April 2,9,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO. 000573315728-2012-CA-000416 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. GILBERTO CASTILLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GILBERTO CASTILLO; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S),WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,SPOUSES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 25,2014,and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on March 26,2014,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 11,BLOCK 5,OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES,UNIT NO.9,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,AT PAGE 50,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 4224 MANDARIN RD,SEBRING,FL 33875-4542 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,on April 29, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale,you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale.If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 27th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 888120473 April 9,16,2014 certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Fl 33870,Phone No. (863)534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired,call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). File 11-08512 SPS April 2,9,2014 1050Legals

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TODAYPartly sunny and breezy77 / 55Winds: NW at 10-20 mphPartly sunny81 / 58Winds: ENE at 6-12 mphTHURSDAYPartly sunny83 / 60Winds: E at 6-12 mphFRIDAYMostly sunny85 / 62Winds: E at 7-14 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny87 / 65Winds: E at 6-12 mphSUNDAY High .............................................. 4:56 a.m. Low ............................................. 11:08 a.m. High .............................................. 5:19 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:31 p.m. High ............................................ 12:30 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:15 a.m. High ............................................ 11:03 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:21 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.46 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 87 Low Friday ............................................. 53 High Saturday ........................................ 89 Low Saturday ......................................... 53 High Sunday .......................................... 90 Low Sunday ........................................... 60 High Monday ......................................... 93 Low Monday .......................................... 67 Relative humidity .................................. 38% Expected air temperature ....................... 76 Makes it feel like .................................... 76 Saturday ............................................. 29.98 Sunday ................................................ 29.88 Monday ............................................... 29.73 Saturday ............................................. 0.00 Sunday ................................................ 0.00 Monday ............................................... 0.02 Month to date ..................................... 0.02 Year to date ......................................... 7.03Sunrise 7:09 a.m. 7:08 a.m. Sunset 7:47 p.m. 7:47 p.m. Moonrise 3:03 p.m. 3:54 p.m. Moonset 3:28 a.m. 4:05 a.m.Albuquerque 80/52/s 80/50/s 78/52/pc Atlanta 66/43/s 72/50/s 75/53/s Baltimore 60/37/pc 70/48/s 71/47/c Birmingham 65/42/s 73/51/s 75/55/s Boston 54/36/pc 59/45/s 63/45/c Charlotte 68/41/pc 73/46/s 78/50/s Cheyenne 68/39/s 63/37/pc 69/40/s Chicago 60/41/s 62/38/c 61/42/pc Cleveland 49/38/pc 65/41/pc 55/39/pc Columbus 56/41/pc 70/48/pc 62/45/pc Dallas 79/56/s 81/60/s 80/62/pc Denver 78/41/s 72/40/pc 75/42/s Detroit 56/40/pc 65/39/pc 58/40/pc Harrisburg 58/36/pc 68/47/s 68/42/sh Honolulu 80/67/s 82/68/s 83/69/pc Houston 78/52/s 78/60/s 80/62/s Indianapolis 60/43/s 70/46/pc 63/46/pc Jackson, MS 68/43/s 75/52/s 78/56/s Kansas City 74/51/s 69/46/pc 70/54/pc Lexington 60/40/s 70/50/pc 70/51/sh Little Rock 70/47/s 76/54/s 77/58/c Los Angeles 85/58/pc 80/56/pc 77/56/pc Louisville 62/44/s 74/53/pc 70/51/sh Memphis 67/48/s 75/56/s 76/60/pc Milwaukee 56/43/pc 55/37/c 55/41/pc Minneapolis 72/47/s 62/41/pc 67/45/c Nashville 63/43/s 72/51/s 74/55/pc New Orleans 70/51/s 74/58/s 74/62/pc New York City 58/40/pc 62/48/s 67/46/c Norfolk 63/45/pc 69/53/s 75/55/pc Oklahoma City 80/52/s 84/56/s 80/59/s Philadelphia 62/41/pc 68/48/s 68/49/c Phoenix 95/71/s 97/72/s 94/70/pc Pittsburgh 54/36/pc 70/44/pc 60/40/sh Portland, ME 48/25/pc 53/37/pc 60/36/c Portland, OR 61/40/pc 63/44/pc 64/43/pc Raleigh 69/39/pc 74/49/s 78/52/s Rochester 46/32/pc 65/38/pc 57/36/pc St. Louis 65/48/s 77/50/pc 70/56/pc San Francisco 69/52/s 70/52/s 66/50/pc Seattle 58/40/pc 59/43/pc 61/43/pc Wash., DC 63/44/pc 70/52/s 72/51/c Cape Coral 78/56/pc 82/59/pc 84/61/pc Clearwater 73/59/pc 79/63/pc 80/64/pc Coral Springs 79/62/pc 79/67/pc 81/69/pc Daytona Beach 74/55/pc 76/59/s 76/60/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 80/67/pc 80/71/pc 80/72/pc Fort Myers 78/58/pc 82/61/pc 84/62/pc Gainesville 75/48/pc 78/50/s 80/53/pc Hollywood 80/62/pc 80/67/pc 81/69/pc Homestead AFB 79/62/pc 79/67/pc 80/68/pc Jacksonville 73/49/s 76/52/s 78/55/pc Key West 76/68/pc 78/70/pc 80/73/pc Miami 81/65/pc 80/69/pc 81/71/pc Okeechobee 76/58/pc 77/62/pc 80/62/pc Orlando 77/55/pc 79/59/pc 80/60/pc Pembroke Pines 80/62/pc 80/67/pc 82/69/pc St. Augustine 72/55/pc 73/58/s 75/60/pc St. Petersburg 73/59/pc 78/63/pc 82/64/pc Sarasota 74/56/pc 80/60/pc 82/61/pc Tallahassee 74/43/s 78/47/s 80/51/pc Tampa 72/57/pc 79/61/pc 83/63/pc W. Palm Bch 78/62/pc 78/67/pc 79/69/pc Winter Haven 75/56/pc 80/60/pc 82/61/pc Acapulco 91/70/s 90/75/s 90/72/s Athens 71/55/s 69/50/r 62/53/s Beirut 69/56/s 66/53/s 69/60/s Berlin 55/43/r 56/44/c 57/41/c Bermuda 74/63/pc 69/63/sh 69/63/s Calgary 47/32/sh 52/35/c 50/24/c Dublin 54/39/pc 54/36/sh 50/39/pc Edmonton 45/31/c 53/34/pc 48/25/c Freeport 74/65/pc 76/68/pc 78/69/pc Geneva 63/34/s 68/44/s 67/44/pc Havana 79/61/s 80/61/s 86/66/s Hong Kong 79/70/pc 77/71/pc 77/71/pc Jerusalem 68/49/s 63/48/s 69/52/s Johannesburg 68/48/pc 69/49/s 71/48/s Kiev 68/44/r 55/40/r 53/41/r London 62/44/pc 61/47/pc 57/43/c Montreal 41/28/pc 54/39/sh 54/37/pc Moscow 40/21/c 39/25/s 40/31/s Nice 69/55/pc 67/54/s 68/53/pc Ottawa 39/30/pc 55/32/sh 52/31/pc Quebec 36/18/sf 43/36/sh 43/30/pc Rio de Janeiro 88/75/pc 87/74/pc 88/74/pc Seoul 68/46/pc 69/46/c 63/47/c Singapore 91/79/t 91/77/t 90/79/t Sydney 79/64/pc 75/64/t 77/64/pc Toronto 46/34/pc 58/34/c 53/31/pc Vancouver 53/41/pc 54/44/pc 56/43/pc Vienna 58/45/pc 57/40/sh 65/50/s Warsaw 52/39/sh 48/38/sh 50/38/c Winnipeg 49/31/pc 46/30/pc 52/29/c Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Its shaping up to be a cool and breezy day across New England today behind an area of low pressure departing the region. A few snow showers are also possible in the mountains of northern New England, mainly during the morning hours. The remainder of the East looks to be dry with the exception of a few spotty showers over the Carolinas. High pressure will promote a warm and sunny day across the Plains with highs topping out in the 70s as far north as North Dakota. High pressure will also span over the Southeast. National Forecast for April 9 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Partly sunny and breezy today. Clear tonight. Partly sunny tomorrow and Friday. Saturday: mostly sunny. Sunday: partly sunny. On April 9, 1947, a tornado cut a 221-mile path through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The storm took 169 lives and caused more than $10 million in damage. Partly sunny and breezy today. Winds northwest 10-20 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 55% and excellent drying conditions. Clear tonight. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. Full Last New First Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 73/49 75/48 75/49 74/55 77/55 75/56 72/57 73/59 73/59 74/56 78/58 75/58 76/58 78/62 80/67 81/65 74/43 71/48 70/50 77/55 77/55 77/57 78/53 78/53 77/56 76/68 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