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The news-sun
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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Sebring boys run away with another titleA9HLT needs munchkins for Wizard of OzA4Facebook rolls out Nearby Friends featureA7 VOL. 95 NO. 44 Cloudy with a couple of T-storms High 82 Low 65 Details on B12Classi eds .............. B8 Dear Abby ................ B2 Healthy Living .......... B4 Obituaries .............. A6 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Movie Review .......... B2 Religion .................. B5 Sports on TV ......... A10 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Geothermal system helps homeowners cut costs helps homeowners B1 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, April 18-19, 2014 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Discussions by a couple of Highlands County department heads over the changing of job descriptions at the Tuesday Highlands County commission meeting sparked a discussion over the current number and range of pay grades for county employees. I truly do feel that we have too many pay grades and the ranges in each of them is astronomical, said Commissioner Don Elwell. He pointed to one grade that went from a low of $16.75 per hour to a maximum of $27.41. That means the salary would be between $34,000 and $57,000 that is a huge spread for a job, he said. In the private sector you would not see a 6065 percent spread like that for the same job. Elwell added that the county might be better served to encourage employees to grow to higher positions and pay grades rather than to pay them more for doing basically the same job. He added that it had been six years since most county employees had received a pay raise and many currently Commission to look at salary study BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING A pre-trial hearing for Mary Musselman scheduled for this past Wednesday reportedly has been continued until next week. The elderly Sebring woman has been accused of continuing to feed wild Florida black bears in de ance of a judges order. While awaiting trial, Musselman has been housed at a secure adult congregate Musselman pre-trial hearing postponedFWC says to be on watch for roaming bears MCTBlack bears are leaving their winter dens and moving about in a search for food, the FWC says. Residents should be bear aware and keep a safe distance. Katara Simmons/News-Sun le photoYoungsters scramble to nd eggs during an Easter egg hunt in 2012.The thrill of the huntPlenty of chances to search for Easter treats BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING In addition to the religion side of the Easter holiday, there is plenty to do this weekend to help share in the Easter spirit. So grab your Easter baskets, bonnets and best holiday attire. Here is a list of places you can go on Saturday to ll your Easter basket: DeSoto City Volunteer Fire Department will once again host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to arrive between 9 and 10 a.m. All the action takes place at Station #19, 6800 West George Blvd., in Sebring. For more information, call 386-6755. A local favorite for many Easter lovers, Grace Bible Church will hold its annual Famfest Eggstravagnza Saturday at Firemens Field. The gates will Elwell: County has too many pay grades with too much range ELWELLSEE HUNTS | A8SEE SALARY | A8SEE TRIAL | A8 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK A proposed apartment complex near Lake Tulane hasnt gotten funding or even a land-use change, but it already has opposition. Three residents came to Mondays Avon Park City Council meeting to speak against the proposal to develop 8.3 acres of empty ground between Kirkland Street and Cornell Street along South Florida Avenue. We dont want apartments. We have a nice quiet neighborhood, said Ernestine Wilburn, who spoke against the development along with her granddaughter Latoya Taylor. Wilburn, who lives across from the property on West Kirkland Street, also said she had given her opinion at the citys Planning and Zoning Board meeting. Marty Wohl, president of Marmer Construction Inc., is asking for the change from low-density residential to medium density residential in hopes of putting up to 80 affordable housing units on the property. Her neighbor, Shirley Ashe, fears apartments right across the street Some Avon Park residents not fond of housing proposalProject not yet in nance stage SEE HOUSING | A7 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING When people said that Sebring Police Sgt. Maj. Charles Frank Watson would always be remembered, they were right. But he was never honored, and Chief Tom Dettman aims to change that. The oversight came to light when the SPD hoping to honor fallen officerWatson died of heart attack while on duty in 1984 Phil Attinger/News-SunAs he was in November 1972, Sebring Police Of cer Charles Frank Watson served for more than 15 years before dying of a heart attack during his shift on April 19, 1984. SEE WATSON | A6

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A2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, April 18, 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 OTTOWednesday, April 16 7-20-41-43-48-51 X-4 Saturdays Jackpot: $35 million PP OWERBALLWednesday, April 16 34-39-42-44-59 PB-8 X-3 Saturdays Jackpot: $128 million MM EGA MM ONEYTuesday, April 15 2-3-34-44 PB-22 Todays Jackpot: $550,000 MM EGA MM ILLION sS Tuesday, April 15 4-39-46-47-70 PB-13 X-3 Todays Jackpot: $38 million CA sS H 3 Monday, April 14 Day: 1-8-2 Night: 3-3-8 Tuesday, April 15 Day: 1-3-1 Night: 7-9-4 Wednesday, April 16 Day: 9-3-6 Night: 9-4-1 PP LAY 4Monday, April 14 Day: 8-2-5-5 Night: 2-8-6-5 Tuesday, April 15 Day: 6-4-2-5 Night: 5-7-7-1 Tuesday, April 15 Day: 1-5-8-0 Night: 0-4-7-5 FF ANTA sS Y 5 Monday, April 14 4-13-20-21-26 Tuesday, April 15 3-6-20-25-30 Tuesday, April 15 7-11-13-21-28Story of Noah playing in WauchulaWAUCHULA The producers of The Story of Jesus are excited to present the epic produc tion, The Story of Noah, at the C attlemens Arena in Wauchula. Cast with nearly 200 people and 100 animals, this mammoth, theatrical adventure will take the viewer on a re markable journey of faith as they witness the str ug gle of the great patriarch to fulll the will of G od. Every detail of the story, as revealed in the Bible, will come to life with amazing realism that will sweep the audience back in time to the early days of the human race. The Bible says of that day, every imagination of the heart of man was only evil continually. Typically, the account of Noah is presented as a charming, childrens story with the eccentric old man that builds his ark, gathers his animals, and faces a great ood. Performances are at The Cattlemens Arena in Wauchula April 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 / p.m. A trib ute to our active military and v eterans, Pictures of Freedom, is presented nightly at 7 / p.m. Tickets and information are avail able at storyofnoah.org or b y calling 863-375-4031.Deputies to talk about elder abuse, domestic violenceLAKE PLACID Detective Chris Carr and Deputy Lars Kirkegard from the Highlands County Sheriffs ofce Special Victims Unit will give a presentation on elder abuse and domestic violence issues and what action people can take at 10 / a.m. on Tuesday in the social hall at St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placid View Drive. A light breakfast will be served. Call Nellie Brown at 465-4027.APHS plans Night of StarsAVON PARK Avon Park High School will present the annual Night of Stars from 6-8 / p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at the high school campus on Main Street. Every APHS student will be recog nized with their own star, which stands for their ac complishments and potential as students. Ther e will be perfor mances by the band, color guar d, choir, drama and JRROTC, among oth ers. School clubs and or ganizations will have informational booths. In addition, numer ous door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, donated by sponsors throughout Avon Park and Highlands County. A free dinner will be served throughout the event, also provided by generous sponsors. Students and parents from Avon Park middle and elementary schools are encouraged to come. Principal Tealy Williams has also extended an invi tation for the community to attend. This event rep resents the best of APHS and our community as a whole, said Williams. We are proud of our stu dents, staff, and school. W e know each of you will be also. Night of Stars is part of the continuing effort to involve community stake holders in the schools mission to pr epare stu dents for college and careers. By recognizing ev ery student, the school hopes to encourage each learner to reach their per sonal goals.Bunco at Shrine ClubSEBRING The public is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 SR 17 South on Tuesday at 11:30 / a.m. Cost is $4 per person. Call 863-991-1298 for more information.Alpacas to get sheared SaturdaySEBRING The Alpacas of Sunshine Alpacas invite the pub lic to observe their annual hair cut (shearing) that will take place S aturday at 455 Longwood Road, two miles south of Sebring High School, off Kenilworth Boulevard. The shearing will begin around 8 / a.m. and contin ue until 40 alpacas have been shear ed. Free virgin eece will be available to interested knitters. Call 385-4926 for information.LPHS students collecting bikesLAKE PLACID Lake Placid High Schools Student Government Association has teamed up with the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce to prevent delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to Highlands County for years to come. Each summer, the Sheriffs Ofce hosts a youth camp. This year, the SGA has decided to take on the task of collect ing bicycles for that camp. The SGA has a goal of collecting 30 bicycles dur ing the month of April. They ar e asking for gen tly used or new bicycles, but will also accept mon etary donations to buy bicy cles. If interested in sending a check, make it payable to Lake Placid High School and mail it to 202 Green Dragon Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Attention SGA. To nd out more about donat ing a bicycle, call the high school at 699-5010 or email sohnm@highlands. k12.us.Ballroom dancers plan E E a ster Bunny HopLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring an Easter Bunny Hop on Saturday at the Elks Hall in Lake Placid from 6:309 / p.m. Music will be pro vided by Chrissy. There will be an Easter B onnet contest. The Kinga-Kanteen will open at 5 / p.m. with hot dogs, chili, homemade soup, and stuffed pret zels available. Admission $5 for members $7 for non-members.St. Agnes plans sunrise serviceSEBRING St. Agnes Episcopal Church at 3840 Lakeview Drive, will host Good Friday services today at noon and 7 / p.m. and an Agape feast on Saturday. Sunday starts with a sunrise service on the shore of Lake Jackson at 6:30 / a.m. followed by an egg hunt at 9:15 / a.m. and Rite II services at 10 / a.m. Call 385-7649. SNAPs S HOTs S LL O c C AL N N EW sS PP hoto courtesy of MM ountain TT opThe African American Golfers Hall of Fame, in conjunction with the Sunshine State Amateur Golfers Association, inducted Sebrings Robert Saffold into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Saffold was a pioneer of the Sunshine State Golfers Association and the Florida Sportsmen Inc. Presenting the award to Saffold (center) were Clewis Willis Jr. and Martha Clark.SAFFOL dD IN dD U cC TE dD INTO HH ALL OF FF AME BY BA RRYRRY F OO S TERTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It has been a year since Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer began issuing birth certicates from his ofces. Reportedly, the program has been very successful with nearly 700 issued in the rst year alone. We really havent had many problems, he said. The next step in the process, he said, is to get all of his customer service representatives in line to perform the task. Zwayer said thats because a lot of other tax collectors of ces are doing the same thing and the system is a bit strained at times. Were working on those issues and the state is working on the capac ity of its system, he said. Its an older system and it wasnt designed to have as much trafc as it is getting now. Zwayer said the system is being re-designed in an effort to accommodate the number of tax col lectors ofces across the state that no w are access ing the information. H owever, that has been a minor speed bump, with Zwayer saying that overall, it has moved things forward in his of ce. When people come in for a drivers license and dont have a birth certi cate if they were born in the state w e can just is sue one right here, he said. It happens all the time now. Those born outside the state have to make the re quest from the place they w ere born. However, once that has been led, Zway er said, they become Real ID compliant meaning that once that informa tion has been led they get a gold star on their li cense, meaning they do not hav e to repeat the process. Were seeing a lot more renewals that have that already so they dont need that paperwork anymore, he said. The move was made last April and augments the Highlands County Health Department ser vices.Tax collector says 700 birth certificates issued in 1st year

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Also cast is Art Harriman as the Great Oz, Rodger Smith as Uncle Henry and Dawn Smith as Aunt Em. One of the most famous books of all time, The Wizard of OZ became legend with the much-loved, Oscar-winning 1939 movie musical version starring Judy Garland. Now, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the movie, this brilliant live musical version with all the wonderful songs including Over the Rainbow, Were Off to See the Wizard and Follow The Yellow Brick Road comes to the HLT stage. Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin-Man and the Cowardly Lion as they journey to meet The Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City Auditions for munchkins will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids ages 6-9 should attend at 10 a.m. and kids ages 10 and older should attend at 12 p.m. Director Melanie Boulay is seeking dancers, singers, tumblers and actors ages 6 years and older to be part of the cast in this memorable production. The cast rehearses and performs the show under the supervision of a highly experienced creative team. The cast will develop skills in acting, dancing and singing as well as gaining excellent and valuable experience in performing live theatre. For further information about audition requirements and to receive a tentative rehearsal schedule, email hltozinfo@gmail. com. Auditions will be held at Highlands Little Theatre, 356 W. Center Avenue, Sebring. HLTs production will begin July 9 and tickets are available by contacting the box of ce at 382-2525 or purchasing online from the theatres website www. highlandslittletheatre.org.HLT seeking munchkins for Wizard of OzMost of cast already set for July show BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING The biennial budgeting system the county adopted last year will be soon put to the test as department heads submit their requests for the 2014-15 scal year. The idea, suggested by Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell, is designed to make it easier for staff every second year, as they will have a better idea of what departments will be needing nancially. Every year the county administration bogged down to tackle the budget, he said. The biennial budget is designed to help alleviate that and to give us a longer term look at our nancial condition. Beginning next week, ofcials from the Highlands County Of ce of Budget and Management will begin the process of preparing department head requests and making a preliminary budget. The department heads are going through the software and updating the numbers from last years budget to make sure that anything that needs to be revised or changed has been done, said OMB Senior Manager Tim Mechling. Deadline for the budget requests to be submitted will be Monday, so exactly how well it has worked remains to be seen. We dont have all the numbers yet but I think the overall sense is that it has been a help to most of the departments in regards to making it a bit easier to know what they have and what should be there for the next year, he said. Next, the OMB staff will set to the task of going through each of the requests. We try to make sure all the numbers and descriptions are correct, Mechling said. That usually takes a couple of weeks. Following that process, the OMB staff will sit down with department heads and county administration of cials to hammer out a preliminary spending plan for the upcoming scal year. That is expected to take place sometime in late May or early June. Its the same process we have done over the past several years, Mechling said. Under a previous budgeting process, the commission had conducted public hearings on each of the departments budget requests. Those meetings in the commission chambers no longer are held. That was to show the board and the public what departments thought they needed it really was more an informational session, he said. In the new system, department heads not only create a budget for the current scal year but also projected expenses for the 2014-15 scal year. Its designed to be a planning tool a preliminary estimate of what departments would need in the next scal year. It was designed to let the board and the public have an opportunity to see what was being planned for, Mechling said. It is hard enough in estimating one year out and when you do two years your projections are even further out. Were still learning how to do this. It is a work in progress. The hope was that by planning for two consecutive scal years there would be less of a workload on county employees in planning for their budget each spring and that county of cials would get a more long-term view of their nancial picture.Countys biennial budget program to be put to the test BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Most of the time when people go to see a theatrical presentation they sit in a seat and the actors move around. The Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church will change that template with their presentation of A Walk with Jesus. The Easter-themed play will encompass three different buildings and a half dozen scenes, portraying the last seven days of Christ on Earth. It begins at 5 p.m. today and Saturday, however, audience members will be taken in groups throughout the evening meaning that they may arrive at 6 p.m. or later and see the entire production. The tour will proceed from the main church building through the childrens facility, then wind up going through the classrooms of the Cornerstone Christian Academy on the campus just off North Highlands Avenue. Actually, if the weather is good, we will have the Palm Sunday presentation outside, director Melodee Davis said. Davis, who serves as the childrens minister at the church, is directing the presentation, which will encompass 15-20 actors as well as docents and others who will explain the story as the groups move through the different scenes. The portrayal of the Last Supper will be held in the childrens building. They actually will be able to taste the bread and experience the same things that happened that night, she said. The Cornerstone Christian Academy classrooms already have been decorated for the nal scenes including the Garden of Gethsemane, Christs cruci xion and the Resurrection. They are not actually going to see the cruci xion, but there will be actors there to portray what happened, she said. For those who may not know the story, Davis said there will be docents to explain what is happening for each of the scenes. The entire presentation is scheduled to run just short of an hour. Each scene takes about 10-12 minutes, Davis said. Those wanting to schedule for speci c times can call 452-6556.AP Lakes Baptist Church to stage progressive Easter play

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VI eE W Y OUR VI e E W SIn the past 35 years, Floridas popula tion has more than doubled swelling b y 102 percent. That number cant compare, however, to the 402 percent increase in the num ber of lawbreakers housed in the states pr isons. According to an investigation by Flor ida TaxWatch, there were 102,225 people imprisoned in Florida as of January. That number is pr ojected to increase to 106,793 by 2017. Its costing the state $2.3 billion to house all of those lawbreakers an in crease of a whopping 1,200 percent in the past 35 y ears. Those numbers would indicate Flori da is nothing short of the Wild West an untamed territory where people are be ing shot at, and shot, and robbed at an alar ming rate. But, a closer look at the people who oc cupy Floridas prison cells paints a differ ent picture. S ome of the felony crimes that call for prison time include: $300. which a lien has accrued, valued at more than $50. more. drawing for prizes. claim. Now, while we would never propose those crimes dont warrant punishment, it is difcult to imagine prison time is a logical sentence. Of course many rst-time offenders do not always end up in prison. However, a felony conviction is serious and on top of prison time can result in the person los ing the right to vote, to be evicted from a home or public housing, lose state ben ets, lose the right to carry a rearm or lose feder al assistance for higher educa tion. I t costs the state $20,000 a year to incar cerate a prisoner. Floridas annual prison budget is about $2.3 billion. C onsider all the money that could be saved by nding alternative ways to pun ish all of these nonviolent offenders. prison often hardens the criminal and leads to other crimes and a return to pris on. There are other ways to dole out pun ishment for the nonviolent, less serious cr imes, like: let. or even reduce them to a misdemean or. an alternative for rst-time offenders. drug and alcohol abuse and take aim at the rehabilitation of addicts. We believe there are several alterna tives to prison. M any people make mistakes they re fr om family and a support system is not always the answer.Thank you for making LP Relay a successThe success of the Lake April 4, 2014, was due to many factors, including the hard work and strong fun draising efforts of all of the par ticipating team cap tains and team members, the har d-working commit tee, plus the amazing support of our generous community. The r eception for cancer survivors and their caregiv ers was sponsored by Lykes B ros., Inc. and Highlands ter, and the food was prepared by Frank Hartzell and his company The beauti ful cakes were provided by the placemats were dec orated by the students at tary. pared by the students School and Lake View Christian School. The town many ways and prepared a Other sponsors and con tributors included: Florida ry, Wauchula State Bank, id Journal, The News-Sun, H ighlands Today, the Co H igh School marching partment, the Highlands C ounty School Board, Scott ical Transport, Home & 633, and Homemade Cre ations. Those who also helped to make the sur vivor recep tion a success were: Jackie American Cancer Society C aladium Arts & Crafts Co land Cultural Alliance, Fred Lee Ann Hinskey, Beadz terlake Boulevard Caf, S moke Shack BBQ & Ca an anonymous donor. Thank you to the entire community for supporting our event.C heHE LS ea EA Lo LO W D e E R E ventV ENT C haH A I R C he HE R yY L H enE N D eE R S onON T eaE A M DeveD EVE L oO PM entE NT C haH A I R N ancyAN CY SanS AN D eE R S, SS U R vV I voV O R Rece RECE P tT I on ON C haH A I RI feel as if its been ages since I have actually re ceived an actual hand-written letter from someone. N ot e-cards, text messages, or emails, Im talking about the old-fashioned sitting down with ink and paper to create a symphony of words to a person. doesnt work that way these days. A while ago, my best friend and I wrote letters back and forth to each oth er since we were having issues getting information to one another Initially, let ter writing is how I became so into the concept of wr it ing in an expressive sense. I didn t have a phone, and due to our busy schedule we just never got time to sit down and have a sec ond to just catch up and talk. While our letter system didnt work for long or ef ciently bearing in mind that w e are teenagers and are bound to misplace loose sheets of paper we re sorted to other methods. T The v ast majority of peo ple communicate over text or social media. While it may seem efcient to con nect through these instant sour ces of communication, we are almost cheating our selves. I seldom hav e an assign ment where the requirement is to hand write it, which is understandable on the teachers behalf since a lot of people have illegible handwriting. I believe that is where we lose our ba sic skills for writing. Once upon a time letters used to be everyones way of com municating and taking the time to wr ite properly was fundamental. Now, tak ing the time to write a letter is almost unheard of. My mom wr ites letters to her friends ... and maybe thats why I am so in to the con cept, since its something I gr ew up with. Heres my rule for writing: I am responsible for what I wr ite, but how the read er wants to take it is entirely up to them. I m not going to say when I write I have no boundaries, because I do, but words are one of those things that anyone can in terpret however they please ther e is no right answer. Letter writing is absolute ly different from just writing an essay or something of that nature. Its good for the soul. When I sit down and write a note, I usually do it to express thanks, mourn ing, or just my thoughts with a person, in hope that they would respond back. I nd it as just another way to humble myself. You can get so caught up in the world and this is a way to exhale all that and share it. Whether you choose to put things eloquently or in a ca sual manner is up to the author. And letters can be keep ar ound in the air can be slightly faded and tarnished by the human mind. With a letter those words are not just in the mind, but in the hands of an individual who can refer back to that for ever. I like that, because in 20 y ears when I nd a letter that I saved it will send me back to my youth, at least for a couple of seconds, to remember the past, provok ing the understanding of my pr esent. someone a note you wrote, they stop and think, So this person actually took a mo ment of their busy time to shar e their thoughts with me?! Whether you ex pect that undivided attention from your family and fr iends or not it still is worth more than anything money can buy. Its really about the small letters fall under those small things. They are not expensive, nor must they be long and wordy just a lit tle summary, something to br ighten the other persons day and give them a gist of whats up in the air around you. I feel as if letters are a healing philosophy I do because its such a swell way to keep from work ing and yet feel youve Gauri Persad is a Sebring High School student. The News-Sun en courages students to submit their opinions, which are those of the writer and not necessari ly those of the News-Sun staff.Lost art of letter writingOverzealous sentencing costs all Florida taxpayers An editorial from the Polk County Democrat in Bartow GU eE S tT C oO LUM nN Gauri Persad

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A6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com CLEVE JONES JR.Cleve Jones Jr, 86, of Woodstock, Ga. went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2014. He was born in Cincinnati on Sept. 12, 1927 to the late Cleve and Mildred Jones. In June of 1951, Cleve married his sweetheart, Ruby Fostina. They enjoyed 42 years of mar riage before she went to be with the Lord in 1993. Cle ve was a self-made man, owning his own upholstery business in Miami. He enjoyed his re tirement in Sebring. He was an accomplished guitarist and had a wonderful sense of hu mor. Cleve was well-liked by all who met him. After the passing of Rub y, Cleve remarried. Hes sur vived by his second wife, Mary Jones; sons, Dennis Jones (Lisa) and Barry Jones (Pau line); daughter, Connie Ballinger (Donnie Bailey); grandchildren, Deanna Orza, Alyssa Jones, Justin Ballinger, Bran don Ballinger, Bryan Jones, Stacy Mar tin and Brianna Jones; four great-grandchil dren; brother, Clifford Jones; and his dog and companion, Mickey. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2 / p.m. at Indian Creek Baptist Church, 1282 North Highway 100, Bowdon, GA 30108. In lieu of owers, send contributions in memo ry of Cleve to The Cherokee County Humane Society www. cchumanesociety.org. Arrange ments under the direction of W oodstock Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at www.woodstockfuneralhome.com.PERRY NN EW pP O RTPerry Newport passed a way April 9, 2014 after suf fering a stroke. He w as born in 1930, the son of Perry A. New port, and was raised by Elizabeth and Harold Thrasher. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and was a 1957 graduate of Be loit College. He worked for the Attor ney Gen erals Ofce and Common Cause when he lived in New Mexico, and held a patent de veloped while employed by Bethlehem Steel. While in Se bring, he continued to be active in politics; was a volunteer with the library, was a member of the Unitarian Church, and enjoyed performing with the Highlands Little The ater. He was a skier, motorcyclist and licensed pilot. He also lo ved classical music and enjoyed the great outdoors. He brought a unique perspective to being a husband and father. He is survived by his brother, Otis; sister, Nancy; and children, Christopher, Joel, Dean, Dar cy, Scott and Seth; as well as man y grandchildren. NN EW pP ORT LL EONA W W ELSHWW IN ELeona Irene (Cochran) Welsh-Wine, 86, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home in Eaton, Ind. PitmanRichman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES widow of former Police Chief Lonnie Curl gave Dettman and Administra tive Assistant Vicki Hicks a tr easure trove of clippings, papers, photographs and other memorabilia her husband had collected. In there was a news clip ping on how Sgt. Maj. W atson had died of a heart attack while in the middle of his 3-11 / p.m. shift on April 19, 1984. He was 59. At the time, Florida didnt have an ofcers memorial wall in Tallahas see for ofcers who died or w ere killed in the line of duty, Dettman said. He doesnt know if the Flori da Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police would gr ant Sgt. Maj. Watson the honor of being remem bered on that wall, but he told Watsons children on Thursday they would suc ceed. Well keep going if we get a denial, Hicks said. I think its a blessing. Thank you guys for hon oring my father, said Charles J oseph Watson II. He inspired me. Thats why I became a police of cer. D ettman said that when Sgt. Maj. Watson died, he was in line to be the next chief of police after thenChief Graybill retired at the end of May 1984. I think that would have been a great thing for Se bring, Dettman said. H is son, Raymond, said Grayvill was going to make his father a captain, but his father had refused: He wanted to stay on the streets. He loved to help peo ple, Raymond Watson said. Sgt. M aj. Watson start ed with the department on D ec. 23, 1968, when the salary for a full-time ofcer was just $400 per month and racial tensions in the country were high. But both Dettman and Charles Watson said Sgt. Maj. Watson was the type of ofcer who could de fuse situations with calm and r espectful talk, some thing Charles Watson said he used often when he ser ved 10 years combined with police and later the sheriffs ofce in Savanna, Ga., after serving 21 years in the U.S. Army. Its a rewarding job, being a police ofcer, Charles Watson said. When you show them re spect, they show you respect. That can sav e someones life, Dettman said. Raymond Watson served for a year as a jailer with the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce. He brought us up in the way we should go, Ray mond Watson said. He sho wed us what a father really is. Daughter Gail Watson said people on the street, even in Ft. Pierce, recognized her and told her ho w thankful they were that her father had helped them stay out of prison by directing them to the right path. He was that type of man, Charles Watson said. Lt. Russell Morris re members the man who was alr eady on scene when Morris, a rookie part-time ofcer, showed up at a disturbance in Washington Heights in a surplus police uniform and no badge. Then-ofcer Watson asked Morris where his badge was and Morris said the station didnt have one for him. So Watson gave him the badge off his cap. That was mid-February 1984, just two months be fore he died, Hicks said. D ettman hopes that when the state approves the re quest he can display that badge which M orris kept for 30 years in the lobby of the police station. WATSON F romROM pagePAGE A1 Phil AA ttinger/ NN ewsSS unDaughter Gail Watson (from left), grandson Dominic Williams and son Raymond Watson look at a 1972 photograph of Sgt. Maj. Charles Watson, Gail and Raymonds father, and Dominics grandfather. The Sebring Police Department hopes to have Sgt. Maj. Watson memorialized in Tallahassee for his death while on duty in 1984.He brought us up in the way we should go. He showed us what a father really is.Raymond Watson son Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Floridians who rely on Inter net giant Amazon.com will hav e to soon start paying taxes on their on line purchases. A spokesman for the S e attle-based company conrmed Wednesday that Amaz on will collect the states 6 percent sales tax on May 1. The move follows the decision by Amazon to build two distribution centers in the Sunshine State. Currently, Floridians are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases, but theres no way to enforce the law. The state cant force companies like Am azon to collect the tax unless it has a physical presence, such as a warehouse or stor e. Last year, Gov. Rick Scott and Amazon an nounced a deal in which the company would cr e ate 3,000 new jobs in Flor ida by 2016. The exact details of the deal were kept condential b y state of cials. I nitially, Scott reject ed a proposed deal with the company because of concerns it would result in higher taxes for Florid ians. But he reversed that decision last J une. Amazons decision to expand in Florida reects the retailers desire to put in a system to guarantee quicker delivery of prod ucts ordered online. The company has r eached similar agreements regarding warehouses and payment of sales taxes in several other states. Retailers in Florida have been pushing for years for state legislators to change state law in an effort to prompt Internet retailers to collect sales taxes. Rep resentatives of brick-andmor tar stores contend that online companies have an unfair competi tive advantage. But despite winning support fr om some Republicans, the bills have repeatedly stalled in the state Legis lature. A r epresentative with the Florida Retail Fed eration said the group was pleased that Amaz on would soon start collect ing sales taxes.Amazon to start collecting taxes on in-state sales6 percent sales tax starts May 1

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A7 CARPET MART, INC 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. from her would be more likely to bring crime and drug activity than the sin gle-family homeowners she and her neighbor saw when they rst bought in the area. I appreciate it if yall would say no, Ashe said. However, since Monday was the rst reading of the request for a future land use change, the city cant schedule a public hearing unless the City Council approves it on rst read ing. City Attorney Gerald B uhr said the city would have no choice, an opin ion backed-up by Jennifer C odo-Salisbury, planning director with the Central Florida Regional Planning Council which is doing planning work for the city. The City Council ap proved the request unanimously without further discussion. W ohl said he has to get a land use amendment and zoning change before ap plying for federal funding to build the affordable housing pr oject. He said it would be similar to High lands Cove, which is behind Publix in Lake Placid and r un by NDC Property Management. He intends to provide homes geared toward workforce families with no specic age require ments. Amenities would include a clubhouse with library and computer room, playground, picnic/ event pavilion and a car wash area. The Florida Housing Fi nance Corporation, once it pr ovides funding for the project, would monitor the management of the facility and inspect it to make sure its up to state specications. Wohl also provided the council with letters of rec ommendation for the Lake P lacid project from Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler and Ray Royce, executive director of the Highlands Coun ty Citrus Growers Association. HOUSING FROM PAGE A A 1 BARBARA ORTUTAY APAP Technology WriterNEW YORK Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching. Called Nearby Friends, the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphones GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby provided they have the feature turned on. Rather than share your exact location, it will only show that you are nearby, say, within half a mile. If you like, you can manually share a more precise location with a specic friend youd like to meet up with. Friends can see where youre located in a particu lar park, airport or city block. B y default, your exact location will only be shared for an hour, al though you can change this The Nearby Friends feature will be turned off by default, so peo ple shouldnt expect to br oadcast their loca tion unknowingly to their F acebook friends and ac quaintances. It also wont be av ailable to users un der 18, said Andrea Vaccari, product manager at Facebook who has been wor king on Near by Friends for the past two y ears. He says the tool makes it easy to join your friends in the real world. If you want to. The feature has a lot of built-in precautions. Facebook, whose motto has long been move fast and break things, is try ing a different approach with N earby Friends as it tries to avoid privacy ascos that often bubble up when it makes chang es to its service. The new motto ship love, is ev ident in the deliberate, cautious r ollout of Near by Friends, says Jules Polonetsky, director of the F uture of Privacy Forum, an industry-backed think tank in Washington whos advised Facebook on pri vacy issues including the latest featur e. He thinks Facebook is showing a deeper appre ciation that with a billion users any change needs to be implemented in a way that doesnt surprise the audience. Especially when it comes to privacy, especially when it comes to location-sharing. Once you start bring ing this to a mass audience, you need to be cautious, Polonetsky said. So inadvertent over sharing is not possible. Of course all the safe guards and slow rollout mean that most users wont have the feature av ailable right away on Thursday but rather in the coming weeks and months. Initially it will go to people who are like ly to appreciate it, Vaccari says, such as people who hav e checked in to various restaurants, bars or other locations using Facebook. Unlike with its Mes senger app, Facebook isn t forcing people to use Nearby Friends. There fore, there is a possibility it won t catch on widely. Vaccari is optimistic that it will. He joined Face book when the company acquired Glancee, his star tup service for meet ing nearby people who hav e friends and inter ests in common. F acebooks employ ees have been testing N earby Friends since its been in development, and Vaccari cites exam ples of the features assisted serendipity, like when two people land ed at the airport at the same time fr om different ights, saw that they did through Nearby Friends and shared an Uber ride home together. Then there was the time two were out shopping alone in San Francisco and joined forces after seeing that their co-worker was nearby. Nearby Friends, Vaccari says, is not really for the ve to 10 close friends you have, the ones you feel comfortable tex ting or calling up to hang out. F or these people, you dont need a prod uct, he says. But for the other 20, 30 or mor e, the ones you enjoy spending time with but wouldnt necessarily call, Nearby Friends may provide the extra push. Nearby Friends launch es amid the growing popularity of location-based mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Hinge. But unlike those apps, Face books feature will only let y ou meet up with people you are already your friends. Users who sign up will be shown a short tutorial on how the feature works. In addi tion to friends who are in close pr oximity, us ers can also see which of their fr iends are travel ing, and in general which fr iends are using the fea ture even if they are not nearb y.Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature called Nearby FriendsLots of precautions for new feature The Associated Press//FacebookThis product image provided by Facebook shows the Nearby Friends tool. Using your smartphones GPGP S system, it will tell your Facebook friends provided they have the feature turned on that you are nearby. RR ather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. Then, if you want, you can manually share your exact location with a friend youd like to meet up with, so they can see where you are located in a particular park, airport or city block.

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A8 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com Don West and Silver Eagle Band Classic Country Music open at 9:30 / a.m. with loads of family activities. The BBQ lunch plate and hotdog lunch plate for the kids will be available for $2 per person. Admission is free. Volunteers may help set up Fri day afternoon. Call 382-1085 for details. %  S t. John United Methodist Church will host a family Easter celebration from 10 / a.m. until noon Saturday. Attendees can enjoy egg hunt, crafts, snacks, a cake walk and the Easter story. St. John United Methodist Church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For more informa tion, call 382-1736. %  Ar ound 10,000 eggs await attend ees of the Lake Placid Temple Church of G ods giant egg hunt which will be held Saturday from 10 / a.m. to 2 / p.m. Other activities include bounce hous es, games and hamburger and hot dog lunches The LP Temple Church of God is at 51 Lake June Road. Call 465-4931 for more information. %  H enscratch Farms Easter Festival will provide fun for the entire family on Saturday from 10 / a.m. until 2 / p.m. The Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 / a.m. followed by pictures with the Easter Bunny, hayrides and much more. Hen scratch Farms and Winery is located at 980 H enscratch Road. The festival is free and open to the public. For more information call 699-2060. %  The Cir cle Theatre in downtown Se bring invites children ages 3-10 to par ticipate in its inaugural Easter Egg H unt and Ice Cream Festival Saturday beginning at 11 / a.m. The new event will feature an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and other activities. The cost is $5 per child and includes admission into the hunt and a bowl or cone of ice cream. Proceeds will ben et the Champion for Children Foundation. Call 382-1029 for more infor mation. %  H eartland Horses and Handicapped will host its Easter Egg Hunt Saturday from 11 / a.m. until 3 / p.m. with three egg hunts throughout the day. Along with the never-ending eggs, the event will feature pony rides, bounce houses and food and refreshments available for purchase. A donation of $5 will be collected to benet Heartland Horses and Handicapped. The event will take place on the property grounds at 118 West College Drive in Avon Park. For more information, call 452-0006. %  S un N Lake will get colorful during its annual Easter Festival Saturday from 9 / a.m. until 1 / p.m. at the Recreation Complex. Admission is $2 per person. The sold out Dash and Dye still needs cheerleaders for participants and will kick off at 9 / a.m. for the runners and attendees to enjoy the festivities. For more information call 382-2196 HUNTS FROM PAGE A A 1serve at the middle or lower level of their assigned pay gr ades. Elwell also suggested cutting back on the num ber of pay grades, indicating that there currently are 40 differ ent classications on the county register. Some of them only dif fer by 30-40 cents and I don t know that we need all that, he said. Presentations were made both by Highlands County Parks & Recreation Director Vickie Pontius and Highlands County Emergency Management Director Harvey Craven. Citizen Troy Granata, a former EMS employee, charged that Craven was changing some of the re quirements to hire one of his fr iends from Polk County. Lets hope thats not the case, said Commission Chairman Greg Harris. During her presenta tion, Pontius said Elwells concer ns might be ad dressed directly since the county s Rules & Regula tion manual now is under r evision. A compensation and classication study also is under way. Highlands County Administrator June Fisher told commis sioners that seven rms hav e submitted proposals that have been reviewed by an evaluation commit tee. That committee since has ranked the rms, how ever a nal recommendation awaits a bit of additional information. That r eportedly should be ready sometime early next week. SALARY FROM PAGE A A 1living facility. Ofcials at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission reported that at least one bear had to be euthaniz ed in the wake of being fed in the Kenilworth Boulevard neighborhood since it had lost its fear of humans. Others were tracked, but apparently did not take the bait in special traps that had been set by the FWC. At the time, FWC spokesman Gary Morse explained that such bears cannot be relocated be cause in doing so, the agency would not be solv ing anything simply by mo ving a problem ani mal from one location to another That bear then could again come in con tact with humans. M eanwhile, in Lake Mary, agents of the FWC have euthanized as many as six bears following an attack on a woman there. One of the bears was shot by an agent. Ofcials said it had exhibited ag gressive behavior and did not r eact to them in a nor mal manner. S eminole County resi dent Terri Frans was attacked by a bear in the drive way of her Lake M ary home last week. Re portedly, she was bitten in the head and arm and was being dragged toward a wooded area when she was able to break free. The 45-year-old wom an was treated for her injuries and released from a nearb y hospital. This is the time that bears are on the move in Florida said FWC ofcials. As spring progress es, bears leave their winter dens and look for food. The increased activ ity means the bears will also hav e additional con tact with humans even in r esidential neighbor hoods. Although black bears are not aggressive by na ture, ofcials have indicated that females may defend their cubs if they feel thr eatened. People are cautioned to never approach bears. They also are advised to keep garbage and pet food secure in bear-resistant containers. Willfully feeding bears is against the law in Florida. In addition, motor ists have been advised to watch out for bears on the roadways especial ly near wooded areas. In fact, the most fr equent cause of death for black bears in the Sunshine State is being hit by a ve hicle. M ore than 200 bears were struck and killed on the states roads last year. TRIAL FROM PAGE A A 1 MUSSEL mM AN Katara SS immons/ NN ewsSS unKaden RR oberts hunts for eggs. EE aster festivities take place Saturda y throughout the county. ALICIA CHANG APAP Science WriterLOS ANGELES Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Ear th-like planet yet detected a distant, rocky world thats simi lar in size to our planet and exists in the G oldi locks zone where its not too hot and not too cold for life. The nd, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for po tentially habitable spots outside our solar system. This is the best case for a habitable plan et yet found. The results ar e absolutely rock sol id, University of Califor nia, Berkeley astronomer G eoff Marcy, who had no role in the discovery, said in an email. The planet was detect ed by NASAs orbiting Kepler telescope, which examines the heavens for subtle changes in br ight ness that indicate an or biting planet is crossing in fr ont of a star. From those changes, scientists can calculate a planets size and make certain in ferences about its makeup. The newfound object, dubbed Kepler-186f, cir cles a red dwarf star 500 light-y ears from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. A light-year is almost 6 trillion miles. The planet is about 10 percent larger than Earth and may very well have liquid water a key in gredient for life on its sur face, scientists said. That is because it re sides at the outer edge of the habitable temper a ture zone around its star the sw eet spot where lakes, rivers or oceans may exist without freez ing solid or boiling away. The planet pr oba bly basks in an oranger ed glow from its star and is most likely cooler than Earth, with an aver age temperature slightly above freezing, similar to dawn or dusk on a spr ing day, Marcy said. The discovery was de tailed in Fridays issue of the jour nal Science. Lead researcher Elisa Quintana at NASAs Ames Research Center said she considers the planet to be more of an Earth cousin than a twin be cause it circles a star that is smaller and dim mer than our sun. While Ear th revolves around the sun in 365 days, this planet completes an or bit of its star every 130 days You have a birthday every 130 days on this planet, she said. Scientists cannot say for certain whether it has an atmosphere, but if it does, it probably con tains a lot of carbon dioxide, outside experts said. Dont take off your breathing mask if you ever land there, said Lisa Kaltenegger, a Har vard and Max Planck Institute astronomer who had no connection to the research. Despite the differenc es, now we can point to a star and kno w that there really is a planet very similar to the Earth, at least in size and tem perature, Harvard scientist David Charbonneau, who was not par t of the team, said in an email.Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 After almost a year in business, REDS II will be closing its doors. I knew going into this venture that business would slow down in April as the snowbirds left Highlands County, but I wasnt prepared for the immediate impact on our business. Beginning today, we will be discounting our entire inventory. Our inventory is extremely high and we will be offering savings until everything is sold. This area needs a good shing tackle store, given the large number of lakes we have in Highlands County and the number of people who love to sh. But the options shermen have to purchase tackle are many, and I understand the competitiveness of the business. Id like to again thank all of our customers for their support and I invite you all to stop in over the next couple of weeks to take advantage of the savings we will be offering. Bass shing myths Fishing for largemouth bass has been my passion for over a half century. More than 50 years of trying to gure out when, where and how to catch Americas favorite sh, and Im still learning. Like most shermen, I have my own thoughts and theories about catching bass some of which Ive learned from others and much that I have learned on my own. For example, I dont believe color is nearly as important as many anglers believe it is. Like a number of other factors, color may make a difference under certain conditions, but I believe action or the sound cre ated by action is the most important and necessary element to elicit a strike. When a bass hears an object in the water, he is immediately drawn to the source and regardless of color (or even in spite of color) he will attempt to eat it. Of course thats only my opinion, and obviously not an opinion shared by many shermen. The truth is, there are many misconceptions, untruths and myths oating around the shing community. Many have been solved by biologists and sh management professionals, while others are still open for debate. I thought Id share some of the expert opinions, as well as my own in this column and future columns. Myth 1: Bass avoid the sunlight because they dont have eyelids and the sun hurts their eyes. Fact: False. Although its true that bass lack eyelids and their iris is xed, the amount of light reaching the photoreceptor cells is regulated by the amount of dark pigment in the cells sur rounding the photoreceptors. As a result bass cannot adjust the amount of light reaching the retina (the layer of photoreceptor nerve cells in the back of the eye). But, bright light does not hurt their eyes. In fact, bass often roam in open water in search of food. Think about the many times youve seen a huge bass just lazily swimming along in open water and bright sunlight. Myth 2: Bass prefer water temperatures of 70 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Fact: False. Largemouth bass prefer temperatures of 82 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, smallmouth a couple degrees cooler. But what does prefer mean? Everything else being equal, this is the temperature they occupy if available. However, bass function quite well from 39 to 90 de grees Fahrenheit. They are cold blooded creatures and the only impact water temperatures have is raising and lowering their metabolism (which is important since their metabolism determines how often they SPORTsS Special to the News-SunThe 2013-2014 Edge All Stars from Edge Cheer Center in Sebring had an amazing competition season. Ranging in age from 4-18, these young athletes represent Highlands, Hardee, Okeechobee and Polk County at regional, state and national level cheerleading competitions. The Edge has eight competition teams with various ages and various levels. Twinkles are the youngest team of 4-5 year olds, competing in the Tiny Level 1 division. Novas are ages 8-under competing in the Mini 1 division. Genesis was another new team for the Edge this season, composed of ages 10-14 competing in the Junior 1 division. Comets, ages 5-11, are a more advanced team competing in the Youth Level 2 division. Competing in the Youth Level 3 division, Innity is a young but advanced team for the Edge this season made up of 6-11 year olds. A brand new elite level team, Eternity, competed in the Youth 4 division this season. Odyssey is a large Coed team competing in the Senior 4.2 division. They are made of of athletes ages 10-18 years old. Galaxy is the oldest and most advanced team made up of 11-18 year olds competing in the Small Senior 4 division.Edge champs host Cheer Expo tonight Courtesy photoEdge Cheer brought home two rst-place trophies from the NCA International Classic at Daytona Beach. SEE EDGE | A11 FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonREDS II is closingSEE BASS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The District 8-3A Track and Field meet was held at Firemens Field Tuesday and for the second year in a row, the Sebring boys came away as district champions. Their 202 points easily kept them ahead of runner-up Auburndales 121 and third place Kathleens 102. That point tally was certainly helped as 19 Blue Streaks qualied for next weeks regional, competing in 14 of the 17 events. Well even have a few events with two Sebring athletes competing, coach Cynthia Cook said. We should have a really good showing and hopefully see some awesome results. Among the Streaks qualifying in multiple events, Brian Dixon stamped his regional ticket in the 100and 200-meter dashes as well as being part of the 4X100 relay team that moved on with a win in the event. The 4X800 relay team also moved on with a fourth-place nish. Cameron Cobb also will have a busier schedule as he qualied in both hurdles distances, 110 and 300 meters. Sebring also had dual qualiers in the eld events with Jordyn Blount winning both the Blue Streak boys go back to back Dan Hoehne/News-SunEric Foster leads a cavalcade of Blue Streak boys heading to regionals. SEE STREAKS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comDaniel Simons was efcient as could be Tuesday night, needing just 69 pitches over ve innings to shut out the Hardee Wildcats. And Tyrone Perry was the offensive catalyst, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI as part of the Red Devils 10-0, mercy-rule win. This was just the fourth loss of the season for the Wildcats, to go with 17 wins, so this was no alsoran lineup that Simons, just a freshman, was facing. And yet he only surrendered two hits, walked none and struck out ve Hardee batters. And not one Wildcat got so far as second base, while Avon Park had runners all over the bases all night long. They loaded them in the rst, but came away without a score, before loading them again and tallying two in the second. Kyle Kelley was hit by a pitch and moved to second on an Alex Gomez single to center. One out later, Trey Frazier was hit by a pitch to ll the sacks, and a pair of passed balls brought Kelley then Gomez in for the early lead. A similar scenar io played out in the top of the third, with Perry, Mykel Gordon and Kelley all with base-knocks to load them up and Per ry racing in when a pitch got away. Simons, meanwhile, gave up a two-out single in the rst, struck out two in a one-two-three second and allowed a leadoff single in the third, struck out the next batter and then induced a double-play grounder to short. The Devils then doubled their lead with Perry doing the damage with a two-run double and scor ing himself on a Mason Jahna ground out. A well-hit ball started the Hardee half of the fourth, a frozen-rope liner to center, but Alfred Brown made a diving catch to dim any Wildcat hope. Avon Park then put it away in the fth, scoring four times. J.C. Cobb drew a walk to start it and soon stole second. With two out, Luis Mar tinez walked and Perry singled to score Cobb. Martinez and Perry soon pulled off a double steal to put them both in scoring position and Gor don reached on an er ror to bring one in, with Jahna later singling to bring home Perry with run number 10 on the night. Needing just three outs in the bottom of the inning to secure the mercyrule win, Simons threw just eight pitches to retire the side in order. It was a great win over a very good team, head coach Whit Cornell said. Simons, Perry lead Red Devil romp Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesDaniel Simons won his ninth game, with zero defeats, by shutting out the Wildcats Tuesday at Hardee. SEE DEVILS | A11Area League Golf ResultsPAGE A10

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com COMING UP High School Baseball Monday Lake Placid at District Tournament, Avon Park, vs. TBD, 6 p.m. Tuesday Sebring at District Tournament, at Lemon Bay, 7 p.m.; Avon Park hosts District 9-4A Tournament, vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. St. Petersburg, 6 p.m. Saturday SFSC at St. Petersburg, 1 p.m. TODAYBOXING %  en Boxcino Tournament Seminals 9 p.m. ESPN2 GOLF %  en EuroPGA Maybank Malaysian Open 9 a.m. GOLF %  en PGA Greater Gwinnett Championship 12:30 p.m. GOLF %  en PGA RBC Heritage 3 p.m. GOLF %  en LPGA LOTTE Championship 6:30 p.m. GOLF MLB %  en Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 2 p.m. WGN %  en N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUN SATURDAYBOXING %  en Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov 9:30 p.m. SHO W COLLEGE BASEBALL %  en LSU at Mississippi 2 p.m. SUN GOLF %  en PGA RBC Heritage 1 p.m. GOLF %  en PGA RBC Heritage 3 p.m. CBS %  en PGA Great Gwinnett Championship 3 p.m. GOLF %  en LPGA LOTTE Championship 6:30 p.m. GOLF MLB %  en N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUN %  en Chicago White Sox at Texas 8 p.m. WGN NBA PLAYOFFS %  en Brooklyn at Toronto 12:30 p.m. ESPN %  en Golden State at L.A. Clippers 3:30 p.m. ABC %  en Atlanta at Indiana 7 p.m. ESPN %  en Memphis at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. ESPN NHL PLAYOFFS %  en Chicago at St. Louis 3 p.m. NBC SOCCER %  en Hull City AFC vs. Arsenal FC 12:30 p.m. NBC SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTS Nu-Hope Golf tournamentAVON PARK NU-HOPE Elder Care Services will hold the Sandy Foster Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 19. This years event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDA, will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club in Avon Park. The event is a 2-person scramble. Cost is $65/person ($130 per 2-person team.) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration opens at 7:30 / a.m., with a shotgun 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. orgFlorida Hospital Clay ShootOKEECHOBEE The Florida Hospital Heartland Clay Shoot will be held Friday, April 25, at the Quail Creek Plantation 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 homecooked BBQ lunch and fantastic rafe and green bird prizes. There are four levels of sponsorships available, from Station Sponsor which includes advertising on course station signage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which includes registration for one shooter and lunch. The $500 Team Sponsor includes one four-man team, lunch, and advertising on banner displayed at lunch tents. The $2,500 Gold Sponsor includes one four-man team, cart and lunch, a banner hanging during event with company logo, company logo on yer/registration and all mail pieces, one station sign, one suite for Thursday nights social and two Thursday night dinner tickets. For more information or to register, call the Foundation at (863) 4025525, or visit the website www.FHHeartland.org/ Foundation.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING The Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center will be hosting their 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Sun N Lake. Format is a four-person scramble with handicapped ights. Entry fee is $65 per per son, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 / a.m. 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. Fee is $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. Cash 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 of 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. The Summer Swim Program will again offer four instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets 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. Fee is $50 for the twoweek 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.Sunrise Rotary Charity GolfSEBRING The Sebring Sunrise Rotary 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will tee off on Saturday, June 7, at Sun N Lake on the Turtle Run course. Format is a four-person Scramble with an 8 / a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $240 per team, which includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and on-course beverages. The Cohan Radio Group, SpringLake Hardware, Dixon Golf and the Alan Jay Automotive Network are Hole-In-One sponsors and Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center is a Trophy Sponsor. Other sponsorships are available, from a $100 hole sponsor, to a $160 hole sponsor which includes a single entry, and a $340 hole sponsor which includes a team entry. Sign-up is available online at www.sebringsunriserotary.com. Make checks payable to Sebring Sunrise Foundation, P.O. Box 1363, Sebring, FL 33871.National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB y-Toronto 48 34 .585 x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 New York 37 45 .451 11 Boston 25 57 .305 23 Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 Southeast W L Pct GB y-Miami 54 28 .659 x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 Orlando 23 59 .280 31 Central W L Pct GB z-Indiana 56 26 .683 x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 Detroit 29 53 .354 27 Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB z-San Antonio 62 20 .756 x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 Northwest W L Pct GB y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 Denver 36 46 .439 23 Utah 25 57 .305 34 Pacic W L Pct GB y-L.A. Clippers 57 25 .695 x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 L.A. Lakers 27 55 .329 30 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Wednesdays Games Indiana 101, Orlando 86 Charlotte 91, Chicago 86, OT Utah 136, Minnesota 130,2OT Oklahoma City 112, Detroit 111 Atlanta 111, Milwaukee 103 Memphis 106, Dallas 105, OT L.A. Lakers 113, San Antonio 100 New Orleans 105, Houston 100 Washington 118, Boston 102 Cleveland 114, Brooklyn 85 Philadelphia 100, Miami 87 New York 95, Toronto 92 Portland 110, L.A. Clippers 104 Phoenix 104, Sacramento 99 Golden State 116, Denver 112NHL Daily Playoff Glance(x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday, April 16 Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 4 OT Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 Thursday, April 17 Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, late Chicago at St. Louis, late Minnesota at Colorado, late Los Angeles at San Jose, late Friday, April 18 Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 / p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:30 / p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 / p.m. Major League BaseballAMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pct GB New York 9 6 .600 Toronto 8 6 .571 Baltimore 7 7 .500 1 Tampa Bay 7 8 .467 2 Boston 6 9 .400 3 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 6 5 .545 Chicago 8 7 .533 Cleveland 7 7 .500 Kansas City 6 7 .462 1 Minnesota 6 7 .462 1 West W L Pct GB Oakland 10 5 .667 Texas 8 7 .533 2 Seattle 7 7 .500 2 Los Angeles 7 8 .467 3 Houston 5 10 .333 5 Wednesdays Games Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, Chicago Cubs 0, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 2, Chicago Cubs 0, 2nd game Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 Texas 3, Seattle 2 Boston 6, Chicago White Sox 4, 14 innings Kansas City 6, Houston 4, 11 innings Toronto at Minnesota, ppd., rain L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 4, 12 innings Thursdays Games Cleveland at Detroit, late Toronto at Minnesota, 1st game, late Seattle at Texas, late N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, late Toronto at Minnesota, 2nd game, late Boston at Chicago White Sox, late Kansas City at Houston, late Fridays Games Toronto (Hutchison 1-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 7:05 / p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Detroit (Smyly 1-0), 7:08 / p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 1-1) at Boston (Lackey 2-1), 7:10 / p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 7:10 / p.m. Seattle (C.Young 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1), 7:10 / p.m. Chicago White Sox (Paulino 0-1) at Texas (M.Perez 2-0), 8:05 / p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 1-1) at Kansas City (Vargas 1-0), 8:10 / p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-1) at Oakland (Gray 2-0), 10:05 / p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pct GB Atlanta 10 4 .714 Washington 9 6 .600 1 New York 8 7 .533 2 Philadelphia 6 8 .429 4 Miami 6 10 .375 5 Central W L Pct GB Milwaukee 11 4 .733 St. Louis 9 6 .600 2 Pittsburgh 7 8 .467 4 Cincinnati 6 9 .400 5 Chicago 4 10 .286 6 West W L Pct GB San Francisco 10 5 .667 Los Angeles 9 6 .600 1 San Diego 7 8 .467 3 Colorado 7 9 .438 3 Arizona 4 14 .222 7 Wednesdays Games Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, Chicago Cubs 0, 1st game Milwaukee 5, St. Louis 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Arizona 2 Atlanta 1, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Yankees 2, Chicago Cubs 0, 2nd game Washington 6, Miami 3 San Diego 4, Colorado 2 San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Thursdays Games Atlanta at Philadelphia, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Colorado at San Diego, late Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late St. Louis at Washington, late Fridays Games Cincinnati (Simon 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-1), 2:20 / p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-1), 7:05 / p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 2-0) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 2-1), 7:05 / p.m. Atlanta (Harang 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1), 7:10 / p.m. Seattle (C.Young 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1), 7:10 / p.m. Philadelphia (Pettibone 0-0) at Colorado (Chatwood 0-0), 8:40 / p.m. Arizona (Miley 2-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-0), 10:10 / p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 0-2) at San Diego (T.Ross 1-2), 10:10 / p.m. Golf HammockThe Golf Hammock Ladies played a Partners event on Wednesday April 16. First-place winners, with 61, were Florence Towell and Lor raine Friend, while Joyce Stanley and Trudy Stowe carded a 63 for second. Third place, with 64, were Bonnie Nigh and Jeannie Fivecoat and there was a fourthplace tie at 65 between the duos of Ruth Harris and Alma Barefoot, Wanda Hastie and Jo Thornburg and Gladys Zitelli and Ellen Losse. Last Monday, April 14, the Mezza Group played a Team Scramble. First place was taken by the team of Rich Ramazetti (Jr.), Allen Matt and Ralph Pickering which shot a 10 under 62. Second place fell to the team of Paul Brown II, David Mulligan, Bill Alesi and Jean Terrell which shot a 9 under 63. In third place, there was a ve-way tie at 7 under (65) between the team of Jack Schell, Rich Ramazetti (Sr.) and Dave Hankinson; Mike Lajiness, Billy Paar, Bob Wimmers and Frank Branca; Les Campbell, Curt Matterson, Bill Woudenberg and Jim Ruscher; Mike Anselm, Taff Brown, Ken Porter and Bob Colandrea; Ed Northrup, Terry Yandle, Joe Hamilton and Bob Fidlin. A good time was had by all. Next Monday, April 21, the Mezza Group will continue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 / a.m. in our normal format of Pro-Am points. Please arrive early due to a big eld of players. For more information, or to join the group, call Pete at 3821280.Lake June WestThe Monday Ladies teed off on April 14 in an event with Joyce Swartz, Doris Weeks and Pat Asmus getting the win with a 43. Dueling 44s came in and had to go to a match of cards, deeming Annie Hall, Charlotte Mathew and Barbara Cash wor thy of second and putting Jane Roush, Eva Huffman, Beryll Hansen and Chris Heath in third. For closest to the pin, Weeks hit to 15-feet, 8-inches from No. 2 and Kathy Armstrong to 9-feet, 3-inches from No. 8. A Couples Scramble was played on Thursday, April 10. A pair of 51s were brought in, with rst place being awarded to the one carded by Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, Char lotte Mathew, Susie Bolten and Dennis and Diane Roush. Settling for second were Bon and Carol Cobert, Harry and Juane Roush and Bob and Elaine Orr. Finishing third, with a 53, were Orville and Eva Huffman, Brent and Beth Schumacher and Tom and Margo Schultz. In closest to the pin, Harry Roush hit to 11-feet, 11-inches from No. 4, Betty Billau to 10feet, 9-inches from No. 6 and Jane Roush to 5-feet, 6-inches from No. 2.Placid LakesThe Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament was played on Saturday, April 12, with more than 100 golfers taking part. Getting the win in Low Gross for Flight 1 was the team of Dan Coomes, Darin Sapp, Mike Moore and Nathan Coomes with a -19. Winning Low Net for the ight, with a 46.6, were Jeff and Joel Webber, Leroy Kaylor and Steve Young. In Flight 2, Low Gross went to Smokey Smiling, Tom Nemeth and Mark and Dino Cram with a -11. Low Net went to Ricky Carhahan, Taylor Wells, Logan Smith and Justin Duncan with a 45. Winning closest to the pin was Gene Spires, who drilled his shot on No. 13 to just 2-feet, 3-inches. Joel Weber got the nod for the closest to the line drive on No. 18. SNAPs S HOTs S GOLF

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 AL#9756 Health Fair& Community Health CareWhen: Thursday, April 24 at 8AMAM Where: 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd. SebringThis event is open to the public to anyone who wishes to come. This event is open to the public to anyone who wishes to come. www.cpcommunities.com Most recently, Edge competed at NCA Inter national Classic in Day tona Beach and the Odyssey and Eternity teams brought home rst place trophies in their divisions. Eternity was also recognized for a Judges Award for Outstanding Jumps. At the American Open Nationals earlier this month, Eternity was also crowned National Champions in Youth 4 with both Comets and Odyssey placing third and Innity placing fourth. At Bash Spirit in March, Novas received rst place and Genesis took home a second in Junior 1. Several weeks before, all eight of the teams traveled to Lakeland for Mardi Gras Nationals. The Twinkles, Comets, Innity, Eternity, Odyssey and Galaxy all brought home rst place and were crowned National Champions. Galaxy Spirit Sports Tampa in February and got rst place in Small Senior 4, being crowned National Champions as they kicked off their nationals season. In February, Eternity was chosen to travel to Atlanta and compete in the largest competition in the United States at Cheersport Nationals, where they battled their way to a second in the Youth 4 division. The Edge All Stars have competed at several other State and Regional compe titions this season consistently bringing home multiple top three spots. This has been one of the most successful seasons for the Edge in the 10 years they have been open. The Edge is looking for ward to the upcoming season as this one comes to an end and they start preparing for Tryouts for the 2014-2015 season at the end of May. The Edge All Stars will be hosting their annual EDGE Cheer Expo this Friday, April 18, at the Highlands County Fair Convention Center. The show is open to the public to come see what these young athletes work so hard to perfect all season. In addition to the competition teams, we will have our Recreation Cheer Class performing along with some specialty groups by our elite level athletes. There will be concession sold in addition to a variety of local vendors with booths, gift basket rafes, and more. The show begins at 7 / p.m., with doors open at 6:30. Tickets are being presold by All Stars or you can contact the EDGE at (863) 471-0085 for more infor mation. EDGE FROM PAGE A9 must eat). Myth 3: Bass dont feed when the water temperature is below 50F. Fact: False. Bass consume less food in cold water, but they still feed. Again, based on raising and lowering their metabolism, bass must eat more food, more often in warm water than in cold. Myth 4: You need to work lures very slowly when shing cold water because bass metabolism and swimming speed slows. Fact: False. Its always a good idea to try a slow retrieve, even dead-stick a lure, to entice a strike in cold water; but its not because a bass cant catch a fast-moving bait. Remember, in cold water their metabolism slows down but there isnt a reel made that can burn a lipless crankbait faster than a bass can swim, even in cold water Myth 5: Remember the pH scale? Bass prefer water pH near 7. Fact: False. Bass can tolerate pH from 5 to 8.5, and they can grow and can be caught in waters throughout that range. The pH in most Florida bass lakes is 6 to 6.5 Myth 6: Bass feed when their stomach is empty. Fact: False. Bass are opportunistic feeders. They live to eat and reproduce. Hunger has nothing to do with food in their stomach. The bass brain signals hunger when levels of energy compounds like simple sugars or fats in their blood drop below a certain level. They may strike out of hunger but most often they strike a lure because it presents an easy target. REDS Friday Bass Tour nament on Istokpoga Beginning Friday, April 25, I will be running a weekly bass tournament on Lake Istokpoga from rst light until 1 / p.m. Entry fee will be $25 per boat (one or two anglers) with an optional $10 BIG BASS pot. A one-time membership fee of $25 per angler will be required. Payback will be 100-perecent, paying back one place for every ve boats entered. One to ve boats will pay 100% to rst place. Six-10 boats will pay 75% to rst and 25% to second, 11-15 boats will pay 60% to rst, 25% to second and 15% to third and 16-20 boats will pay 55% to rst, 20% to second, 15% to third and 10% to fourth. State exemption certicates will be issued for up to 30 shermen. Three-sh limit and a 12 minimum. You can pay at the ramp the morning of the tournament. Once paid, you may begin shing. Come out and join us!Don Norton is a professional tournament bass sherman, bass shing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-service shing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-2734998 or by email at donorton13@ gmail.com. Visit his REDS FISHING facebook page or his website at theamericansherman.com. or stop by the store to see him anytime. BASS FROM PAGE A9 high jump (6-feet, 2-inches) and long jump (21feet, 9.25-inches), and Gary Demarest taking second in the shot put (39-feet, 9.75 inches) and winning the discus (127feet, 8.5-inches). Events that will see more than one Blue Streak competing at regionals include the 1,600, with Eric Foster, Damian Foster and Malcolm Holdman, and the 3,200 with both Fosters. Jarvis Bridges will be joining Blount in the high jump, while Donte Savage will join him in the long jump. Desmond Edwards and Alex Colon will represent Sebring in the triple jump and Byron Cobb, Joseph Piccione and Mitchell Winslow took the top three spots for the Streaks in the pole vault. The totals werent quite as impressive for the Lady Streaks, who placed fth, 12 points behind Winter Haven for fourth and well off the 236-point total of winning Kathleen. But a few did advance to compete in regionals. Kaytlyn Cooper qualied in the 3,200-meter run as did the 4X800 relay team that took fourth, leaning across the line one-half second ahead of Auburndale. Anna Freitas cleared seven feet in the pole vault to take fourth and move on. Two Lady Streaks qualied in the discus as Denise Constant and Sheliah Harris took second and third, respectively. The Region 2-3A meet takes place Wednesday, April 23, at Lake Minneola High School, beginning at 10 / a.m. STREAKS FROM PAGE A9 Dan Hoehne/News-SunAnna Freitas clears the bar here and would qualify for regionals in the pole vault for the Lady Streaks.Daniel pitched very well again and is now 9-0 for the season. Considering the win moves the Devils to 18-4 on the year, and Simons represents half of the teams wins in this, his inaugural varsity season. Avon Park closed out the regular season Thursday, against DeSoto at Head Field before readying to host the District 9-4A Tournament next week. Game action begins Monday, with Lake Placid facing Frostproof at 7 / p.m., while the topseeded Devils will have an opening-round bye and face the winner Tuesday at 7:30 / p.m. DEVILS FROM PAGE A9 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesTyrone Perry paced the Red Devil offense Tuesday, collecting three hits, scoring three runs and driving in three. BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comDistrict tournament losses ended the seasons for both the Sebring and Lake Placid softball teams on Tuesday. At Hardee, Blue Streak senior Alison Hoffner belted a home run in her nal Sebring game, but it wasnt enough to keep pace with the Wildcats who took a 12-5 win to move to the District 115A title game. And while McKeel had been dominant in their most recent win against Lake Placid, Tuesdays contest in Frostproof saw the Dragons give them all they could handle. Fighting tooth-and-nail to reach the District 9-4A championship game, Lake Placids Holly Krett held the Lady Wildcats off the board, though so did McKeel starter McKenzie Nix. Through seven innings it stayed scoreless, then on through the eighth and ninth. But it was Nix that helped her own cause, drove in the games only run and moved McKeel out of the Dragons clutches. Softball seasons come to an end

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A12 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com Wahlquist MGMT Corp., Little Rock, ARRETIREMENT RELINQUISHMENT ACCESSORIES LIVING ROOM BEDROOM FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 10 A.M. TILL 6 P.M. LOCATION: USHER FURNIUTRE, 6300 US HWY 27 N. in SEBRING, FL (863) 382-2423 DINING ROOM RECLINERS MATTRESS SETS OCCASIONALS AND MORE DISCOUNTS ADDITIONAL NAME BRANDS AT UNHEARD OF PRICES ALL ITEMS SOLD ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS SO BE EARLY FOR THE BEST SELECTION! TERMS OF SALE: CASH, CHECK, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, LONG TERM FINANCIING PRICES PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR OPEN OFFERS ACCEPTED Notice is hereby given that Mrs. Usher of Usher Furniture, 6300 US Hwy 27 N., in Sebring, FL is retiring. Its Over! Today Usher Furniture will open it's doors for their final task. At that time, liquidation shall commence until all merchandise has been sold. This is an official Retirement Relinquishment Event and all purchased items must be removed from the premises as of immediately. 6300 US HWY 27 N.SEBRING, FL

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LIVING BFriday, April 18, 2014 Photo courtesy of Getty Images Family Features The winter of 2014 was a wake-up call for home owners facing higher-than-normal heating costs. W ith polar vortex cold sweeps, heavy snowfalls and ice blizzards affecting much of the country, en ergy prices for electri c ity, gas and oil have increased. Propane prices have skyrocketed due to scarcity of supplies, leading some governors to declare a state of emergency. The hefty costs of heating and coolingMany homeowners, concerned that energy prices for air condi tion ing this summer could be just as high, followed by yet another tough winter, are look ing for alternative sources for heating and cooling. H igher performing, energy-efcient heating and cool ing products are available, but they are still dependent on fossil fuels. Renewable forms of energy like solar and wind won t solve the problem. Such sources dont work all the time and require backup in the form of a conven tional heating-cooling system, so the de pendence on high cost fossil fuels remains. Energy from the ground upHowever, there is a viable renewable solution. Its called geo ther mal and its energy source is the very earth beneath our feet. Because the earth absorbs 50 percent of the suns energy more than 500 times more energy than mankind needs every year there is an abundant power source in the earth to tap for heating and cooling. Geothermal systems transfer this heat from a home during the cooling season and re turn it to the earth during the heating season. Geothermal is possible because the temperature of the ear th at 4 to 6 feet below ground remains relatively constant year-round. A geothermal system is the answer to todays and tomorrows high energy prices, says Lyndal Moore, National Geothermal Sales Manager for Bosch, a manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps. But thats just the beginning. Homeowners and home buy ers need to consider the long-term benets of living in a home equipped with a geothermal system. Its not just the return on investment that should be considered, but rather the comfort, quietness, longevity and envi ronmentally friendly nature of geothermal.How geothermal systems workA geothermal system is accomplished through the installation of whats called a heat exchange loop in the ground, either dir ectly beneath a house or in the homeowners yard. If a well or pond is available, the loop can be in stalled in the water and connected to the house in the same manner This in-ground or water-source loop is connected to one or more heat pumps inside the house. In the winter, the uid circulating through the earth loop or water source absorbs stored heat from the ground and carries it indoors. The geothermal heat pumps compress the heat to a higher temper ature and distribute it throughout the home. In the summer, the process reverses and the cooler earth absorbs the heat fr om the home, returning cooler u id to the heat pump. This is typically cooler than the outside temper atures, providing a reduced load for air conditioning the home. Significant savings for homeownersThe geothermal system uses a small amount of elec tricity to run the heat pumps, so homeowners will see a siz eable reduction in the cost of energy for heating and cooling each year. Geothermal systems are recog nized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the most efcient heating-cooling system of all (saving up to 70 percent on energy bills) and they come with a federal tax incentive rebate of 10 percent of total in stall costs which can be com bined with state and local incentives that can save up to 40 per cent of the total cost of the system. Most of the cost to install a geothermal system is centered on the costs to drive bore holes into the earth and the installation of the loop. Thereafter, op erating costs are typically low enough to show a return on investment within a decade or less. The loop infr astruc tur e lasts around half a century and the heat pump, which has few moving parts, has an operating life expectancy of 25 years. With a geothermal system, there is no fossil fuel use, no green house gas emissions few maintenance is sues, and because the loop is underground and the heat pumps ar e located inside the house, the system is not susceptible to weather or storm damage. Plus, geothermal systems are exceptionally quiet in opera tion. B osch Thermotechnology manufactures geother mal heat pumps for use in residential and commer cial-size buildings. A focus on geothermal for Bosch is in keeping with the inter national com pany s commit ment to preserving the environment and creating a sustainable futur e for our children. For more informa tion on geo ther mal systems, visit www.boschheatingandcooling.com. T o view a video presentation from Bosch explaining geother mal click on www .BoschGeo.com.Homeowners can cut costs with geothermalHorizontal ground loop systems are used where there is sufcient space. V ertical ground loop systems are used where space is limited.A geothermal system is accomplished through the installation of whats called a heat exchange loop in the ground either directly beneath a house or in the homeowners yard.

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B2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com PUZZLE CORNER JAK EE COCO Y LE LE AP Film WriterHAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Jo hansson as a human-like oper ating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singular ity when articial intelligence surpasses human smar ts is indeed com ing, at least it has decent taste in mo vie star avatars. First-time director Wally Psters Transcendence isnt so much the Him to Spike Jonzes Her as its a more dystopian vision of the meeting of human consciousness and com puter intelligence. It turns out that when computers get sophisticated, worse things can happen than Joaquin Phoenix getting his feelings hurt. But whereas Her was playful and person al about familiar futur istic concepts, Transcendence is clunky and lifeless Its like the movie version of a paranoid TED talk. In the early scenes of Transcendence, Dr. Will Caster (a disappoint ingly sleepy Depp) is a TED-style master of the universe, speaking con dently in front of large video scr eens to eager lis teners about neurology and articial intelligence. But there are also pr otesters to his poten tially all-powerful invention: the Physically Independent Neural Network (P INN), an early articial intelligence propelled by a room full of computers that Caster believes could, among other things, cure cancer. An assassination at tempt with a radiationlaced bullet leav es Caster with weeks to live. Des perate to keep his mind aliv e, his loyal, sycophan tic wife and fellow researcher Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) uploads Casters br ain to a PC with PINN hardware. Helping her is their good friend and col league Max (Paul Bettany, ser ving as narrator). But as anyone with an iPhone knows, software updates can be tragic. The transfer is nished just as Caster dies. Soon enough, the screen ickers to life, rst with a few typed words and then seemingly Casters full personality, in voice and pixel form. Alert to their plan, antitech activists (led by Kate Mara) are simultaneous ly descending. In the chaos, Max begins to realize they ve created a highspeed Frankenstein an epiphany lost on the mourning Evelyn, who ees after uploading Cast er to the Internet. He immediately spreads across the Web (he calls Evelyn on her phone) and begins seeking more computing power. It takes a long time for Transcendence to build to this moment, when perhaps it should have be gun here in the rst place. B ut it feels like a sudden ly intriguing crossroads. Wher e will this terrifyingly digital Depp go? If you answered: to a desert town to build an underground data center for development of radi cal tissue regeneration techniques guarded by a creepy army of networkconnected, superhuman zombies then your al gorithms are more advanced than mine. Y et the urgency and in telligence of Transcendence isnt articial. It feels sincer ely animated by the frightful questions it poses about computing power and interconnect edness. Pster making his di rectorial debut after years as a cinematogr apher of ten teamed with director Christopher Nolan (a Transcendence produc er), doesnt exhibit a sure hand with dialogue or a feel for the rhythm of his narrative. Neither does the lm have the distinc tive form of his prior photography work, most nota bly The Dark Knight. (In imager y, Transcendence pales in comparison to the sumptuous sciof the re cent Under the Skin.) B ut, as in Nolans In ception, Pster, working fr om a script by rst-time screenwriter Jack Paglen, shows an instinct to drive the genre elements to ward a more personal story. Transcendence ultimately hinges on the r elationship of Caster and Evelyn. The excellent Hall, look ing a bit confused by what she s gotten herself into, does her best to emotion ally ground Psters increasingly unfocused and heavy -handed story. Just as in science, noble intentions can lead talent ed artistic minds astray, too .Pfisters sci-fi Transcendence comes across like a clunky T EE D t alk AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Peter MountaiThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Morgan Freeman, from left, Cillian Murphy, and Rebecca Hall in a scene from Transcendence.DEAR ABBY: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a brown noser? She did it again yesterday at a staff meet ing in front of my boss and another assistant. I t was the third time she has said it. She is gruff and rude, and several people have complained to me about her attitude. Should I address her comments during her next employee evaluation, or would it be better to speak to her privately? THE BOSS IN LAKELANDDEAR BOSS: Talk to her privately and tell her what she said is insult ing, not funny and you don t want it to be repeat ed. Then, put a note about her disr espectful attitude and poor judgment in her personnel le. And by all means revisit the sub ject at her next evaluation. S he should also be made aware that people have complained about her rudeness. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I spent a lot of mon ey ying to our grandnephews bar mitzvah. W e stayed in a hotel and spent the weekend cele brating with the family. D uring the last event, a Sunday brunch, my wife was approached by her penny-pinching sister the grandmother who asked her to co-sponsor the brunch. My wife, who is naive regarding nan cial matters, agreed without consulting me. A few days later we re ceived an email with an amount that is far mor e than I want to pay. Had I known in advance, we would have skipped the brunch. How should we proceed? ON THE HOOK IN AUSTINDEAR ON THE HOOK: Your sister-in-law is a walking denition of the word chutzpah. Your wife was wrong to obligate you without rst making sure you agreed. That said, you have two choices: Re fuse to share the cost of the br unch, which will embarrass your wife and cause hard feelings in the family, or grit your teeth, write a check and hope your wife has learned an expensive lesson.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www .DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Assistant needs attitude adjustment DE aA R abb ABB YJeanne Phillips MOVIE REVIEW CRITI cC S R aA T ING: SS olution on B5

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com HEALTHY LIVING Dear Pharmacist: I am 90 pounds overweight and just began taking the medication Xenical. Is there another drug that works better than this? Are there any supplements you recommend? J.M., Dallas Answer: Kudos to you for getting on the path to wellness. This topic could encompass an entire book and if there was one easy answer it would be great, but theres not. There isnt a medication that I recommend for weight loss, although the orlistat (Xenical) is commonly prescribed to assist in weight loss. It is not a fat burner. It is a fat blocker. It reduces intestinal fat absorption by blocking an enzyme called lipase. One way to prevent fat in the rst place is to keep your cortisol levels down. Cortisol will rise in the presence of chronic stress, fear and grief and the hormone contributes to belly fat. You can evaluate cortisol and other adrenal hormones with urine and saliva tests. Theres probably no faster way to lose weight than to just eat meats, veggies and nuts/seeds and drink only water, tea or coffee. Testing your thyroid is important because that is often very low, despite normal blood tests. Leptin resistance can cause you to hold on to weight, and leptin can be measured via blood tests too. How to test your thyroid and leptin is discussed in my new book, Thyroid Healthy. When you have adequate levels of thyroid hormone, you can turn food into fuel. As for supplement aids, there are only a handful that can assist you, and I want you talk to your practitioner(s) before taking anything new, because I dont know whats right for you. Ive included a partial list here and if you want the extended version of this article, please come to my website, www.SuzyCohen.com. In no particular order: Tyrosine An amino acid that is considered a gentle appetite suppressant. It helps you make thyroid hormone, which regulates metabolism and burns fat. Turning calories into energy is important. Unburned calories equals stored fat on you. Tyrosine helps you make dopamine, a happy neurotransmitter that in uences appetite. You often see this compound in thyroid supplements and diet aids. Phenylalanine An amino acid that helps you make tyrosine (see above) while also triggering the release of CCK (cholecystokinin), a compound that helps you feel full. Its what we call a satiety hormone. People often take this amino acid before meals. If you take tyrosine, you would not need this and visa versa. People with phenylketonuria should never take this supplement. Avocado extract It comes as a capsule, tablet or powder. Its a gentle appetite suppressant and people say it reduces carb cravings. It should improve your glutathione status. Glutathione is a major liver antioxidant that you want more of. Cumin A spice you can buy at any store that some tout as a natural appetite suppressant activity. Sprinkle it on food. Peppermint tea Drinking peppermint tea with your meal could help you reduce appetite, but be careful it may exacerbate re ux.Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www.suzycohen.com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition.Curb your hunger the right way MetroWhile there are drugs that may help, the fastest and best way to lose weight is to eat a diet loaded with lean meat, fruit and nuts. DEAR PHARMACISTSuzy Cohen Telemedicine has been making news lately as the legislature decides if the doctors need to be licensed in Florida or just the state they are practicing in. What is telemedicine? Medical data is transferred from the location of the patient to a remote physician via telephone lines, Internet or dedicated networks. Telemedicine started 40 years ago to help hospitals and doctors in remote and sometimes inaccessible areas (think Alaska and Montana). Patients could be treated by local doctors with advice from remote specialists. With the predicted doctor shortages as the Baby Boomers age, it is seen as a way for doctors to practice more ef ciently and treat more patients. Remote patient monitoring can bene t patients with sleep apnea, COPD, diabetes and congestive heart failure. The patient has an inhome monitor via the Internet. The monitor prompts the patient to check vital signs specific to their medical diagnosis such as blood pressure or oxygen levels in the blood at intervals set by their primary care doctor. The monitor may also ask questions about such things as diet, pain or depression. If vital signs are outside those expected, then the patients primary care doctor is noti ed. This is very cost efcient and has been shown in numerous studies to decrease readmissions after hospital discharge and to improve access for older or disabled patients who have dif culty getting to the doctors of ces. Medicare has recognized the savings from diagnosing disease early and from preventing hospital re-admissions and will pay for the monitoring, as well as the physician, for these televisits. In a 12-month period in 2012-13, 10 million Americans bene ted directly from telemedicine services. Emergency rooms, especially in rural areas, are beginning to bene t from telemedicine services. Radiologists have been reading X-rays immediately, without having to come to the hospital, for years. Until recently, these were local radiologists who took turns taking call for those lms requiring immediate interpretation. More recently, mega groups have been formed to interpret Xrays that may have been taken in another state. This is the type of thing the legislature is trying to address. Emergency departments (ED) have also used telemedicine to consult neurologists before giving clot busters such as TpA to decrease permanent damage in stroke victims. There is a relatively short time window for these to be effective. Bleeding strokes, such as those due to aneurysms, must be differentiated from those caused by clots as TpA will worsen these. The neurologist can review scans, see the exam (as done by ED doctor) and help make an early diagnosis. A study of psychiatrists doing ED exams remotely was found, in one recently reported study, to be as accurate as those done by in-person interviews by a psychiatrist. In Highlands County, where we have limited mental health resources, this may be a way to increase availability at an affordable cost. Several big health insurance companies are experimenting with online networks where sick patients can speak to and be seen via computer by a doctor 24 hours a day. For less severe problems, the patient may be able to get immediate treatment and avoid a costly, timeconsuming emergency room visit. They can also receive advice or treatment input, so they can wait until seeing their primary care doctor the next day. This will become increasingly useful as our ERs become overcrowded. Telemedicine is improving medical care and even bringing house calls back.Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists offering specialty care close to home with a concentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. She is certi ed by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. For more information, please visit http://handshoulder-specialist.com or call (863) 382-7777. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition.Remote control medicine GUEST COLUMNDr. Diana Carr Special to the News-SunAce Homecare has set up a number of community outreach activities for next week: Monday 10 a.m., Town & Country Mobile Home Park (Sebring), health fair; 1:15 p.m., Maranatha Manor Assisted Living Facility (Music/Motion). Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Lake Placid Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair. Wednesday 9 a.m., Avon Park Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair. Thursday 9 a.m., Fair Haven Apartments NuHope Meal Site (Sebring), health fair; 11:30 a.m., Placid Lakes Social Circle (Lake Placid), health fair. Friday 9:30 a.m., The Groves at Victory Park NuHope Meal Site (Sebring), health fair. All programs are free of charge and are open to the public. For more information, call Ace Homecare at 385-7058.Ace Homecare outreach programs Start and end your week with us!Wednesday. Friday. Sunday.863-385-6155 2227 US 27 Sebring, FL 33870

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | B5 RELIGION Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Holy Week services contin ue with Service Stations of the C ross at 7 / p.m. on Good Friday with Pastor Sharon Dorr. St. Agnes Episcopal Church will host the 7 / p.m. Saturday Easter Vigil with Agape. Easter Sunday service will be with Dorr and Deacon Dave Thoresen.Avon Park Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Easter Sunday Worship will celebrate with a Congregational Easter Cantata. Together the con gregation and the narrator will tell the story of the ev ents leading up to and beyond the Crucixion and into the Resurrection. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email avon parkchristianchurch@ yahoo .com with any questions or to request information.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Such Earthshaking News?!!!? on Sunday. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. For more infor mation, call 471-2663 or sear ch online at christlu theranavonpark.org.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message ti tled Resurrection at the S unday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING For the Easter celebration, Pastor Cecil Hess will preach on The Disciples Rose Too! Special music will be of fered by the choir and a male quar tet. The service is non-de nominational. The church meets at B uttonwood Bay, on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For information, call 382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the ser mon, Danny Boy, Shout for J oy, on Sunday. Scripture comes from John 20:1-18. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanue lucc.com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Sunday morning, Pastor Bill Cole will preach Christ is Alive; Are You? from the books of 1 Corinthians and Romans. There will be no evening services Sunday. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave. To listen to Faith Baptist Sunday morning sermons or for more information, visit the website at www.faith baptistchurchLP.com or call the chur ch ofce at 465-0060.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The church celebrates The Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter Sunday. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliver his sermon titled Its Great To Be Alive In Christ! L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Togethers study is called Let Hope In. The study for Monday will be on But Now ... Victory. The biblical text is from 1 Corinthians 15:20-28. Because of Jesus resur rection, death cannot defeat you. A t 10 / a.m. Tuesday the ladies will start a Beth Moore study on Daniel. This will be a six-week study. One of the rst week questions are what are some parallels be tween ancient Babylon and the w estern cul ture that seek to hold us captiv e? For more informa tion on any event, check the chur chs Facebook page at facebook.com/ FaithLutheranSebring.First Baptist Church Avon ParkRev. Jon Becks sermon on Sunday will be He Is Risen. There will be no evening service. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more infor mation, call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap .net.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineLAKE PLACID Easter services at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, begins with SONrise Service at 8:30 / a.m. Breakfast will be served at 9:15 / a.m. with Bible study following. Morning worship begins with the choir presenting an Easter Cantata celebrating our Risen Savior! There will be no Sunday evening service this week. The church is halfway between Sebring and Lake Placid just off of U.S. 27. For further information call 655-1524.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING Good Friday service is at 10 / a.m. and Easter Sunday service is at 10:30 / a.m. The pas tors sermon for Sunday is Jesus Rises From the Dead. Fellowship Easter din ner will follow Sunday worship An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:30 / a.m. with Childrens Church. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 for information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons ser mon is titled That Which is C alled Out based on Hebrews 12:18-24. The choirs introit will be I Come to the Cross and the anthem will be See, What a Morning/Crown Him. The adult Sunday School class is using the denominational quarter ly featuring lessons from the book of M atthew. Sundays lesson is ti tled Good News for All the N ations based on Matthew 27:62-28:20. On Tuesday, Johnson will attend the Presbytery meeting in Bartow. There will be no Bible study Wednesday as Johnson will be attending a Board of Stewardship meeting in North Carolina. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). If you have questions, call the church at 4533242 or check out the website at avonparkap church.com or check out the A von Park Chamber website.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peer will preach a ser mon titled Hes Alive! on S unday during the Easter Sunday Worship Service. The Deacons will meet at 4 / p.m. Monday. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107 for information.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING On this Easter Sunday, Pastor John Bryant will bring the mes sage with the adult vocal ensemble pr oviding the special music. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church ofce for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Tuesday Home Bible study will continue the series, Shadow To Image. Call the church ofce at 658-2534 for directions and other details. The church meets at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, one block behind Aspen Dental, then follow signs.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Easter Sunday celebrates Alive For Evermore. Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be What a Difference!! with scrip ture from I Corinthians 15:1-11. The ser vice will include the Heartland singers mu sical, Jesus is Alive, directed by Greg Thomas, and G eorge Kelly singing Risen Again. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693 for information.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID From 10 / a.m. to noon Saturday, Memorial invites all chil dren to come and bring their Easter basket and join together for an Easter Egg hunt. There will be crafts, egg decorating, food, and lots of fun. Memorial will host the Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association Community Sunrise Easter Service at 6:30 / a.m. Sunday. Provided seating is lim ited. Everyone is invited to come and br ing a lawn chair. The service will be on the lawn overlooking Lake Clay. Memorials pas tor, Tim Haas, will preach Running in Circles using John 20:1-10. Several other clergy and sing er Bill Lewis will also par ticipate. Haas will use John 20:11-18 for the sermon, The First Witness, at the Traditional and the Contemporary Services. No youth activities will be held Sunday.New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS/WELS)SEBRING Pastor Luke John Willitz will preach Sunday from Matthew 28:1-10. The theme of his sermon is Glory Hidden in the Saviors Triumph. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 3725 Hammock Road.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING Easter Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 / a.m. The regular wor ship services will be held thr oughout the day. The 10 / a.m. Bible lesson, The Resurrection of the King, is taken from Hosea 6 and Luke 24. Pastor Jim Skaggs will bring the message. Sunday, April 27 will be the end-of-the-month sing and fellowship time. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552 for information.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Easter Sunday, Pastor Ronald De G enaro Jr.s sermon topic will be Have You Seen the Lord? Biblical reference is from John 20:1-18.Sparta Road Baptist ChurchSEBRING An Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7 / a.m. Sunday. A celebration of the res urrection of Jesus Christ will include par ticipation of the Alliance Church of Sebring and the Living Waters Church of God. Steve Hagen, pastor of the Alliance Church of Sebring, will bring the message. A continental breakfast will be available following the service. The church is at 4400 Sparta Road. Call 382-0869 for information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Sunrise service is at 7 / a.m. on the east lawn of the church (weather permitting). Dedication of the new stain-glass cross and ame will be after the ser vice; followed by breakfast in the fello wship hall. The pastors sermon is Christianity is an Easter Religion. There will be no fellowship following the regular Sunday service. The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. SNAPs S HOTs S CHURCH SERVICES Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Associa tion will have the Easter S unrise Service at Me morial United Methodist Church again this y ear. It is a beautiful site to see the sunrise over the lake below from the lawn on the north side of the church. The service will be gin at 6:30 / a.m. Sunday. P astor Ray Culpepper, from the Eastside Chris tian Church, serves as pr esident of the minis ters group this year. He will hav e the invocation and welcome everyone. Bill Lewis and Skook Wright, of Eastside, will sing Then Came the Morning. Lew is is a traveling evangelist holding daily noon ser vices at First Baptist Church through Good Friday. The congrega tion will sing Christ the Lor d is Risen Today, written by Charles Wes ley. P astor Tim Haas, of the host church, will read Jeremiah 31:31-34 from the Bible. The of fering received will be equally divided betw een Manna Ministry of Lake Placid and the New Tes tament Mission of Sebring. The hymn of glor y will be He Lives, writ ten by Alfred H. Ackley. The gospel reading will be J ohn 20:1-10 and the message by Pastor Tim Haas is titled Run ning in Circles. The congr egation will sing Because He Lives by William J. and Gloria Gaither. Churches sharing are participating include Eastside Christian, Bill Lewis Ministries, Me morial Methodist, First P resbyterian, and the chaplain of Florida Hos pital, Lake Placid. The community is in vited to bring a lawn chair and come and share. Some chairs will be set up by the host church. The ministers meet on the third Tuesday from September through May, at the Florida Hos pital in Lake Placid.Easter sunrise service set in LP The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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B6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com PLACES TO WORSHI pP Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 596.ANGLIC aA NNew LL ife AA nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main A ve. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. Sun day Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Commu nion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pas toral and Spiritual.ASSEMB LL Y OF G G O D CC hrist Fellowship CC hurch ( AA ssembly of God) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Await ing His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in T ruth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morn ing Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. W ednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A A ssembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Eve ning Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT II ST AA von Park L L akes Baptist C C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery fa cilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunda y and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible class es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunda y. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C C hurch (G AR AR B C C )   We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon   Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and   evening worship service is at 6 p.m.   On Wednes days, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20 s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.betha nybaptistap.com or call the church ofce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist C C hurch, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf inter pretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C C hurch, 1000 Max well St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunda y School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Wor ship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Tele phone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: ofce@apfellowship.org; W eb site, www.ap fellowship.org. F irst Baptist C C hurch of A A von P ark, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, His panic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunda y Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Wor ship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Y outh Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Wor ship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Children s Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mis sion Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., wor ship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bi ble study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the w ebsite at www.fbcap.net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C C hurch of L L ake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both ser vices with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages star ts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meet ing at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility and missions training for all chil dren. Call the church at 655-1524. F irst Baptist C C hurch of L L ake Placid, Know ing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Ro yal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday ser vices Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Fam ily dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Ro yal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist C C hurch of L L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School be gins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is pro vided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., fol lowed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to disco ver Gods love. For more information about the church or the minis tries offered, call 655-1878. F irst Baptist C C hurch, S S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, se nior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool direc tor. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blend ed Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com Florida A A venue Baptist C C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Gird ley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sun day Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunda y Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. II ndependent Baptist C C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday wor ship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. W ednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. LL eisure L L akes Baptist C C hurch, 808 Gar denia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the w est end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Wor ship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Eve ning Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C C hurch (G AR AR B C C ), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morn ing Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-w eek service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Wel come to the church where the Son always shines. Sunda y School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Afliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. SS parta R R oad Baptist C C hurch, ( S S B C C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For infor mation, call 382-0869. SS outhside Baptist C C hurch (G AR AR B C C ), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kinder garten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Mid week Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 385-0752. SS pring L L ake Baptist C C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Vil lage II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Mor ning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednes day Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all ser vices. SS unridge Baptist C C hurch, ( S S B C C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CC ATHO LIC LICOO ur LL ady of Grace CC atholic CC hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vig il Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunda y mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (Sep tember to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. SS t. C C atherine C C atholic C C hurch, 820 Hick ory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 3850049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, ofce@stcathe.com; website, www. stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing, Princi pal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Fri day. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial V icar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assist ing Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHED ULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Fam ily Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (F rench Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Satur day and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monda y-Friday. SS t. James C C atholic C C hurch, 3380 Placid view Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sun day 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Sat urday Vigil 4 p.m. Weekdays 9 a.m. Holy da ys 9:30 a.m. (Vigil evening before at 7 p.m.) First Saturday of each month: Healing Mass, 9 a.m. CC HR II ST II A NNCC ornerstone CC hristian CC hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 W. Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Lo ve Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion avail able each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 4537679. SS ebring C C hristian C C hurch, 4514 Ham mock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Marvin, Child rens Director. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Phone 382-6676. First C C hristian C C hurch (Disciples of CC hrist), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Re v. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m. CC HR II ST II A NN & M I I SS II O NN A RY A LLILLI A NCN C E TT he AA lliance CC hurch of SS ebring, 451 Spar ta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednes day Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CC HUR CC H OF BRETHRE NNCC hurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CC HUR CC H OF C C HR II S T AA von Park C C hurch of C C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunda y Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered class es for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. HH eartland church of C C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 4022159. LL ake Placid C C hurch of C C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bi ble class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday e venings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website www.thelord sway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. SS ebring Parkway C C hurch of C C hrist, 3800 Se bring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister : Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CC HUR CC H OF G G OD CC hurch on the RR idge, Church of God, Ander son, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sun day, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, W ednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773. CC HUR CC H OF N N A ZARE NN EFirst CC hurch of the Nazarene of AA von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 338251118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. CC hurch of the Nazarene of L L ake Plac id, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunda y school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pend ing. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor. CC HUR CC HES OF C C H R II S T IN IN CC HR II ST II A NN U NIN I O NN CC ommunity Bible CC hurch CC hurches of CC hrist in C C hristian Union, (Orange Blos som Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (tr uck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eterni ty. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nur sery provided. Junior Church ac tivities at same time for K-6 grade. Sun day School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (T ransportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednes day evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. W ednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP II S CC OPA LLEE piscopal CC hurch of the RR edeemer AA von P ark, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Mo tor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sun day services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Bible study W ednesday at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and wor ship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at redeemeravon park.com. Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hour s open and donation pick up at 664-9668 or 453-5664. SS t. A A gnes E E piscopal C C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Fa ther Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucha rist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on W ednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bi ble study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always w elcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. SS t. Francis of A A ssisi A A nglican E E pis copal CC hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sun day, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sun day Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. W ednesday Wor ship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NGNG E LICLIC A LL FREE C C H UR CC H O F AMER ICIC A TT he CC hurch of the Way EE F CACA 1005 N. Ridge wood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednes days. The Way is a church family who gather s for contemporary worship, teach ing of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come ear ly and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com. Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GG RA CC E BRETHRE NN Grace Brethren CC hurch, 3626 Thunder bird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednes day services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Children s Ministry throughout all ser vices, and there are variosu other class es for teens, married couples, primetimer s, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org. ININ DEPE NN DE NN TFirst CC hristian CC hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the W eb at www.rstchristi anap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at F irst Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Se nior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Wor ship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. ININ TERDE NN OM INI N A T II O NN A LL World H H arvest and R R estoration Minis tries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. A von Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 4529777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sun day School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. W ednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meet ing/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LL UTHERA N NAA tonement LL utheran CC hurch ( ELCAELCA ), 1178 S.E. Lak eview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sha ron Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader s, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and san dals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilter s or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. CC hrist L L utheran C C hurch A A von P ark LCLC M S S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Wor ship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated e very week with tradition al Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. F ellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come wor ship and fellowship with us. For informa tion call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutherana vonpark. org. Faith L L utheran C C hurch LC LC M S S ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 3857848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Traditional Worship Ser vice: 8 a.m.; Sunday Praise Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.; Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunda y. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:15 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include week ly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warmly wel come in the Family of Faith. Good S S hepherd L L utheran C C hurch (AALC) American Association of Luther an Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Se bring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. W orship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bi ble Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. So cial activities: Choir, Missions, Evange lism. Phone 385-2346. Ne w L L ife E E vangelical L L utheran C C hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangeli cal Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Wor ship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more infor mation, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www. newlifesebring.com. RR esurrection L L utheran C C hurch ELCA ELCA 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sun day worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following 10:30 a.m. service. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Com munion celebrated at all services. Gods W ork, Our Hands. TT rinity L L utheran C C hurch LC LC M S S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Com munion each rst and third Sunday. Chil drens Church scheduled during worship ser vice, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal MidWeek Services each Wwednesday eve ning during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the w ebsite at www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. Other ac tivities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and L WML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group. NN O NN -DE NN OM INI N A T II O NN A LL Bible Fellowship CC hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: F irst Worship sermon, songs signed rst and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church of ce 385-1024. CC alvary C C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An inde pendent community church. Sunday morn ing worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunda y evening service, 6 p.m. Pas tor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church w aiting for your visit. CC hristian T T raining Ministries I I nc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Chris tian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadown ing@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associ ate minister, caseydowning@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. W eb site: www. ctmforme.com CC rossroads of L L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine ap pointment. We expect our supernatural God to transfor m our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we re ceive His provision along with His per fect timing and opportunity. What you ha ve longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Faith & Familylife Worship C C enter, Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden trea sures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Spar ta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for every day challenges through our multicultur al worship services available on Sun days at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is a vailable for all who at tend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your r st visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will nd; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very im portant, so please let us know how we can meet your need b y emailing theffwc@ gmail.com. Our mission at Faith & Fami lylife is centered around Restoring Lives, F amilies and Communities. Grace Bible C C hurch, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:307:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org HH ighlands C C ommunity C C hurch, a ca sual contemporary church, meets at 3005 Ne w Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings C C hurch of S S ebring, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Be gin your week with us. TT he L L ords S S entinel Fellowship C C hurch, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tues day, 7 p.m. More information at www.juan itafolsomministries.com. Union C C hurch, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional wor ship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporar y Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Ti ger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Bre ylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. Unity L L ife E E nrichment C C entre,new lo cation, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.uni tyofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Cel ebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. W eekly Classes, Christian Book store and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life En richment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinar y to extraordinary. RELIGION

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | B7 PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional ser vice, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato. net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Ofce hours: 8:3012:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email: faith@ strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:306:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 6550713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 3829092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www. salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor John A. Bryant. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap. org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring. org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuelucc.com.P lacesLACES t T O W O rsRS H I pP RELIGION A certain young boy who was fond of swim ming was dared to swim a distance of v e miles. Al though the lad had never gone more than a half mile in his life he agreed to the challenge. As he passed the rst half-mile, he naturally began to lose his wind. Very soon, his heart began to pound, he gasped for breath, and his face assumed a look of ag ony. He started to realize that maybe he had made a mistake. Just as he was about to give up, he drew a deep breath. That deep breath was followed by anoth er and still another. Suddenly, his troubles were gone He had received his second wind. He had never before experienced this sudden surge of en ergy, but he used his newfound str ength to pro pel him on and on, and he nished the v e miles. He was exhausted, but he was also overowing with a joy and condence he had never felt before. With their spiritual lives, some people today are like the little boy in the sto ry. They are basically good people who believ e in God and try to do what is right, but they have never tru ly experienced what it is like to lean on the Lor d for strength. They simply look to themselves for whatev er they need, never realizing their full, spiritual potential. P aul understood what it was like to lean on the Lord for spiritual strength. He wrote in Philippians 4:12, 13, I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, wheth er living in plenty or in want. I can do ev erything through Him who gives me strength. Whenever life gets you down and you are feel ing spiritually drained, r emember Pauls secret: Lean on the Lord Jesus Christ for your spiritu al second wind. He will help y ou nish the race with an overowing joy and condence.Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Se bring Parkway. On the Internet visit www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail sebringparkw ay@sebringcoc.com.Getting your second wind K evinEVIN sS K ommentsOMME NTS Kevin Patterson Sebring Ward hosts Easter FiresideSEBRING The Sebring Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites all who would like to at tend a special Fireside at 6 / p.m. Easter Sunday. The Fireside will be showing a video of Handels Messiah, a re cent special Easter concert by the Mormon T abernacle Choir. It will be shown on a large screen. The church address is 3235 Grand Prix Drive in the vicinity of Walmart in Sebring.Alzheimers is topic of luncheon at Faith LutheranSEBRING Cindy Canales with the Alzheimers AssociationFlorida Gulf Coast Chapter, will be at Faith Lutheran Church, 2740 Lakeview Drive, dur ing the potluckat noon T uesday. She will be speaking on the basics of Alzheimers disease, what it is and what you can do. The Flordia Gulf Coast Chapter has many ben ets the chapter offers. F ind out more about Alzheimers and what the local chapter has to offer. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapters Memory Mobile is the only mo bile support, prevention and education ser vice delivery vehicle in the countr y. The Memory Mobile provides out reach education, care consultations memory screenings and caregiver education targeting tar geting low income, rural, isolated and/or inner city people living with Alzheimers disease and their caregivers. The Memory Mobile will be at the Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 from 10 / a.m. to 3 / p.m. Thursday, April 24. Free memo ry screenings and infor mation about dementia will be distributed. T o schedule the Memory Mobile for an event, call 1-800-272-3900.Beth Moores study on Daniel beginsSEBRING Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy is a study by Beth Moore and lo cally hosted by Faith L utheran Church. Join Moore in a faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with in tegrity in todays self-absorbed society. The pr ophet Daniel faced unbelievable pres sures to compromise his faith, to liv e in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials. The rst portion, from Daniel chapters 1-6, deals with Daniels life as he faced the kind of pressures and tempta tions Christians encounter today. Daniel models ho w to develop endur ing integrity in an enticing world. The second por tion, chapters 7-12, explores thrilling proph ecies from the time of D aniel through the sec ond coming of Jesus Chr ist. The study begins Tuesday at 10 / a.m., run ning 90 minutes to two hours The participant is responsible for their own book (church can order). This non-de nominational study is open to the communi ty. Call 385-7848 or 4143260 for infor mation. Faith Lutheran Church is at 2740 Lakeview Drive; visit www.faithlutheran sebring.com on the Web.Memorial United Methodist Church hosts Easter egg huntLAKE PLACID The Easter bunny has come to town. Everyone is in vited to Memorial United M ethodist Churchs an nual Easter Egg Hunt fr om 10 / a.m. to 12 / p.m. Saturday. Rain or shine, there will be thousands of bright ly colored eggs to nd and also a chance to nd the cherished golden egg and win big! Also come and enjoy coloring eggs with expert egg coloring artists. There will also be plenty of food and many other crafts. The church is at 500 Kent Ave., behind the Tower. For more informa tion, call the church ofce at 465-2422.Prime Timers meetLAKE PLACID The Prime Timers will meet at noon Monday for a cov ered dish luncheon at F irst Baptist Church of Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St., in the fellow ship hall. B ill Lewis will sing for the group. Bring a dish and a friend. Call 465-3721 or visit the website at www.fbclp. com. SNAPs S HOTs S R eliELI G ionION N e E W sS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) TVs Science Guy Bill Nye said he underes timated the impact of a F ebruary debate in Ken tucky on evolution and cr eationism that drew a massive online audience. When Nye agreed to the debate at The Creation Museum with its found er Ken Ham, he said he believ ed it would draw about as much atten tion as presentations he makes on college cam puses. B ut the Feb. 4 event was widely promoted by the museum, and soon it seemed like everyone I met was talking about it, Nye wrote in a 3,000word letter published in the May/June issue of the Skeptical Inquirer. I slowly realized that this was a high-pressure situation, he said. The event was streamed live on the Web and it was widely dis cussed on Facebook and T witter, alongside the wit ty hashtag #HamonNye. The C reation Museum said its metrics showed that 750,000 computers logged into the debate, and thousands of groups gathered to watch, put ting the viewer estimate into the millions About 70 media representatives attended, and Nye and Ham were interviewed on network and cable news shows. Nye wrote that despite no score being kept dur ing the debate with Ham, b y a strong majority of accounts, I bested him. Nye also addressed crit icism he received from fello w scientists who said the debate would only promote Hams ministry and creationism, which teaches the origin story of the Bible as natural histo ry. Ham and his followers believ e the universe was made by a creator about 6,000 years ago. But, I held strong ly to the view that it was an oppor tunity to expose the well-intending Ken Ham and the support he receives from his follow ers as being bad for Kentucky, bad for science education, bad for the U.S., and ther eby bad for hu mankind ... Nye wrote. I n a posting on his Facebook page Wednes day morning, Ham took issue with that passage questioning how Nye can decide what is bad or good? Bill Nye wants his an ti-God religion of naturalism imposed on generations of students now that s whats bad for hu mankind! Ham responded. Sadly, Bill Nye wants gener ations of kids to be told they are just animals that arose by natural pro cesses thus ultimately, life is without meaning or purpose.Nye says he underestimated creation debates impact AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Matt Stone, FileIn this Feb. 4, 2014 photo, Creation Museum head Ken Ham, right, speaks during a debate on evolution and creationism with TVs Science Guy Bill Nye, at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky.

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PAUL E.HABER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAUL E.HABER; 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; FIA CARD SERVICES,N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 05,2014,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: COMMENCE AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 2,IN BLOCK 3,OF ASSEMBLY POINT SUBDIVISION,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 39,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LIEN OF STATE ROAD NO.17 ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 1149.28 FEET,AN ARC DISTANCE OF 150.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 28 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 151.53 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 42.5 FEET, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 32.74 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 71 DEGREES 20 MINUTES WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CONSTANCE CIRCLE A DISTANCE OF 60 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 24 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 156.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO.17; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 1149.28 FEET,AN ARC DISTANCE OF 78.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.GENERAL DESCRIBED AS LOT 12,OF ALETHEA PARK UNRECORDED,LOCATED IN SECTION 20,TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 1717 W DINNER LAKE DR.,SEBRING, FL 33870-2803 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,on May 8, 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 6th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I,Ken Detzner,Secretary of State of the State of Florida,do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HIGHLANDS County,State of Florida,on the FOURTH day of NOVEMBER,2014,A.D.,to fill or retain the following offices: Representative in Congress:District 17 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Senator:District 26 State Representative:District 55 Second District Court of Appeal:Retention of Three Judges Circuit Judge,Tenth Judicial Circuit:Groups 2,5,8,16,18,19,21,23,24,25 and 26 County Judge:Group 1 School Board:Districts 1,4 and 5 County Commissioner:Districts 2 and 4 Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District:Groups 3 and 4 Spring Lake Improvement District:Seats 4 and 5 Sun 'N Lake of Sebring Improvement District: 1 Member IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000002 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. WAYNE M.MCMULLIAN A/K/A WAYNE MCMULLIAN,DEBORAH A.MCMULLIAN A/K/A DEBORAH MCMULLIAN, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on April 1,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 2,TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 886.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 430.70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,011.37 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 430.70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,011.37 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 3 OF HENSCRATCH ESTATES UNRECORDED; LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED:COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 886.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 430.70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 527.74 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 430.70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 527.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT OVER THE WEST 18 FEET OF THE NORTH 527.74 FEET FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS. and commonly known as:4825 W JOSEPHINE RD,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on May 6,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 3rd day of April,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1202374/abt April 11,18,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:12001024GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CYNTHIA FARREN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA FARREN; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; and any unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, creditors,and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,will on the 8th day of May, 2014,at 11:00 o'clock A.M.at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.,offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash,the following-described property situate in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 13,BLOCK 12,LEISURE LAKES SECTION ONE,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 6,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court,the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus,if any,resulting from the foreclosure sale,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 6th day of March,2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired,call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) 326674 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,is Plaintif and ARELEN FISHER; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION,OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,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,430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870. Highlands County,Florida,11:00 a.m.on May 14,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 24,BLOCK 53,SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION THREE,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 6,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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse.Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring,Florida,on March 27, 2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk,Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak AS DEPUTY CLERK 1425-110312 April 11,18,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.282012CA000320XXXXXX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs ARLENE FISHER,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 26,2014 and entered in Case No.282012CA000320XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2014-CA-000062 WILMINGTON TRUST,NA,SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK,N.A.,AS TRUSTEE F/B/O HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2006-8, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-8, Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT FRANCIS HARRINGTON,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SCOTT FRANCIS HARRINGTON Last Known Address:4047 SANTA BARBARA D, SEBRING,FL 33875 Current Residence:UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 9,BLOCK 1,HARDER HALL COUNTRY CLUB II,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13,PAGE 46,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it,on Choice Legal Group, P.A.,Attorney for Plaintiff,whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,SUITE 120,FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before May 15,2014,a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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 your believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 4th day of April,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 12-05715 April 18,25,2014 trative 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 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). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 11th day of April,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 13-07306 JPC April 18,25,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.282014CA000064GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CILLIA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA RAINEY MONTGOMERY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CILLIA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA RAINEY MONTGOMERY; HSBC BANK NEVADA,N.A.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): CILLIA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA RAINEY MONTGOMERY 506 TWYLA BLVD LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA 33852 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CILLIA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA RAINEY MONTGOMERY 506 TWYLA BLVD LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA 33852 UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY 506 TWYLA BLVD LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA 33852 who is evading service of process and the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors, creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interest by,through,under or against the defendant(s),who are not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 3 AND LOT 4,BLOCK 3,LAKE SADDLEBAGS SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,PAGE 44,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA a/k/a 506 TWYLA BLVD,LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA 33852. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it,on Kahane & Associates, P.A.,Attorney for Plaintiff,whose address is 8201 Peters Road,Ste.3000,Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before May 15,2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to AdminisP.O.B. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-233323 FC01 ALL April 11,18,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000015 Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company Plaintiff, -vs.Raul A.Russo and Tamara A.Russo, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through,under and against the above named not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,Devisees,Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment,entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000015 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company,Plaintiff and Raul A.Russo and Tamara A.Russo,Husband and Wife are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court, ROBERT W.GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., April 30,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: DESCRIPTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND FOR VILLA UNIT 5,ADJACENT TO AND NORTH OF LOT 4,OF THE REPLAT OF PORTION OF BLOCK 2,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,HOLIDAY COUNTRY CLUB SECTION,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,PAGE 68,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF THE SAID LOT 4,AND RUN THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT,R=65.00', A=4.68',C=4.69',CB=NORTH 13 DEGREES 33'46.5'' WEST; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,116.32 FEET,FOR A P.O.B.; THENCE RUN SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,35.75 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,0.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST, 6.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,0.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,43.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST, 0.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,6.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,0.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST, 19.25 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,27.67 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,19.25 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST, 0.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,6.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,0.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST, 43.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,0.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,6.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST, 0.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,35.75 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,27.67 FEET TO P.O.B.TOGETHER WITH A 30 FOOT WIDE, INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN FROM THE NORTHEASTERLYCORNER OF SAID LOT 4, ALSO THEP.O.B.; THENCE RUN ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT,R=65.00',A=4.68', C=4.68',CB=NORTH 13 DEGREES 33'46.5'' WEST; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,237.32 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST, 30.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,237.32 FEET; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT,R=35.00', A=2.52',C=2.52',CB=SOUTH 13 DEGREES 33'46.5'' EAST; THENCE SOUTH 74 DEGREES 22'27'' WEST,30.00 FEET,TO THE 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN B8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com

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Must have valid drivers license and clean record. Some travel. Call Mark for details 863-243-0660. PEST CONTROLcompany seeking FT/PT technician. Must be 18 years old, w/good driving record. Fax resume to 863-465-1513. NURSERY LABOR ORNAMENTAL PLANT NURSERY Apply Peace River Growers, Inc. 3521 North Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 EOE 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 COMMERCIAL LINECSR EXPERIENCED 220 LICENSE REQUIRED FAX RESUME TO 863-465-5512 5 DAYLIVE-IN nanny needed, Spanish speaking preferred. Call Neda 949-413-4951. 2100Help WantedSUNSHINE PAYDAYLOANS Looking for clerical help. 1 person store in Avon Park. Will train. Fax resume to: 866-491-8086 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.JP13-000474-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: Z.T.07/13/2011 Minor children DOB SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON:DOB:4/16/1957Address UnknownYOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above-styled Court by the Department of Children & Families,seeking the termination of your parental rights to: Z.T. a white female child born July 13,2011 mother Cara Anne Parnell and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Sheryl D.Snodgrass,a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County,State of Florida,on the 30th day of April,2014 at 10:00 A.M.,at the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida,Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALL Y APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.``If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,590 South Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 (863) 402-6565 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call (TDD) (1-800-955-8771) or Voice (V) (1-800-955-8770).'' ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK DATED THIS 3RD DAY OF MARCH,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Lisa J.Bass Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal) March 28; April 4,11,18,2014 Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.713.585 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy labor and storage charges.2000 Dodge 1B3EJ46XXYN180781 Total Lien:$2600.94 Sale Date:05/05/2014 Location:Ramos Mobile Repair 1197 Rounds St Avon Park,FL 33825 863-443-2520 Pursuant to F.S.713.585 the cash amount per vehicle would be sufficient to redeem that vehicle from the lienor.Any interested party has a right to a hearing prior to the sale by filing a demand for the hearing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Highlands and mailing copies of the same to all owners and lienors.The owner/lienholder has a right to recover possession of the vehicle by posting bond pursuant to F.S.559.917 and if sold any proceeds remaining from the sale will be deposited with the Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition. 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-93 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF JOHN H.WEBER a/k/a JOHN WEBER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John H.Weber,deceased,whose date of death was October 07th,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 11th,2014. Personal Representatives: John-Michael Weber 11 Oswego Court Kitchener,Ontario N2B 3P5 Deborah Weber 94 Rochampton Court Kitchener,Ontario N2A 3K8 David Weber 888 Wolverton Street Woverton,Ontario N0J 1G0 J.TIMOTHY SHEEHAN SHEEHAN & CELAYA,P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representatives 300 DAL HALL BLVD. LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 By:/s/ J.Timothy Sheehan Florida Bar No.184165 April 11,18,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Ref No.PC 14-29 IN RE:ESTATE OF BERYL K.BERNHARDT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Beryl K.Bernhardt,deceased,whose date of death was December 6,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 11,2014. Personal Representative: Robert E.Bernhardt,Jr. 1415 22nd Avenue North St.Petersburg,FL 33704 Attorney for Personal Representative: John M.Sakellarides,Esquire Florida Bar Number:935107 HERDMAN & SAKELLARIDES PA 29605 US Highway 19 North,Suite 110 Clearwater,FL 33761 Telephone:(727) 785-1228 Fax:(727) 786-4107 E-Mail:john@herdsaklaw.com April 11,18,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000284 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. LORRI LAMMIE AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 5,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 9,IN BLOCK 4,OF PLACID PLAZA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 23,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as:411 KENT AVE, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on May 8,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1226376/tio April 18,25,2014 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Jesse James #59 and Opreal Heryfierm #8 that on 04/29/2014 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave. Sebring,FL 33870.The personal property in Unit #59 of Jesse James & Unit #8 of Opreal Heryfierm will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S.83.806(4). April 18,25,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-138 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF BEN GRIFFITH BROACH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BEN GRIFFITH BROACH,deceased,whose date of death was March 25,2014,and whose social security number XXX-XX-6591, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 18,2014. Co-Personal Representatives: /s/ Regina A.Blackman 5073 Lake Regency Dr. Sebring,FL 33875 /s/ Mark E.Gose P.O.Box 673 Sebring,FL 33871 /s/ Sherrie Lleo Abraham 6930 Cecilia Ave. Sebring,FL 33872 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 Email:livingston@livingstonpa.com April 18,25,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No.:GCS-13-950 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH W.WEEKS,JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH W.WEEKS,JR.; DAVID WEEKS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID WEEKS; MARY FERGUSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY FERGUSON; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, AND BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARY G.WEIKEL,DECEASED; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,and all unknown parties claiming an interest by,through, under or against any Defendant, or claiming any right,title,and interest in the subject property, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To:THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,AND BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE MARY G.WEIKEL, DECEASED 16 N.Lotela Avenue Avon Park,Florida 33825 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to enforce a lien on a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTH 200 FEET OF THE WEST 135 FEET OF THAT PART OF BLOCK ``A'' OF A REPLAT OF KAYWOOD SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 46,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,WHICH LIES NORTH OF LOTS 1 TO 6,BOTH INCLUSIVE, OF BLOCK ``A'',KAYWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 157,BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 1,BLOCK ``A'',OF KAYWOOD SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 157,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF LOTELA AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF LOTELA AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 135 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF LOTELA AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 135 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING,CITY OF AVON PARK,SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST.SAID PROPERTY BEING FORMERLY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 22 AND 23,BLOCK ``A'',KAYWOOD SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 157,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on PHILIP D.STOREY, Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is ALVAREZ,SAMBOL & WINTHROP,P.A.,P.O. Box 3511,Orlando,FL 32802-3511,Email STB@aswpa.com,within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice,and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated:April 14,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This is an attempt to collect a debt.Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. April 18,25,2014 MUNCHKIN ST,VENUS,FL 33960 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE,YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.AFTER 60 DAYS,ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County,Florida,this 8th day of April,2014. BOB GERMAINE,Clerk HIGHLANDS County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 800669.1387/tavias April 18,25,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2012-CA-000757 Division No. Section. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST,SERIES 2005-L2, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-L2 Plaintiff(s), vs. RUBEN ALVAREZ,et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 7,2014,and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000757 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST,SERIES 2005-L2,RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-L2 is the Plaintiff and RUBEN ALVAREZ,the Defendants,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida,at 11:00 a.m.on the 7th day of May,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment,to wit: A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS. COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22,THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 05'34'' WEST,ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,A DISTANCE OF 1686.07 FEET,TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 39'50'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 664.91 FEET,THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 03'54'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 338.19 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 34'50'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 664.62 FEET,TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06'34'' EAST,ALONG SAID NORTH LINE,A DISTANCE OF 333.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 5.15 ACRES MORE OR LESS SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED EASEMENTS: THE NORTH 25 FEET OF SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA. AND THE SOUTH 25 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA. AND A PERPETUAL EASEMENT OF RIGHT OF WAY FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS AND EGRESS,OVER,THROUGH AND ALONG THE SOUTH 15 FEET OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS FOR THE USE OF FRANCES PEARCE ROBERTS AND SHALL INSURE TO THE BENEFIT OF HER HEIRS,SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS. AND A PROPOSED 50 FOOT WIDE EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES,INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY.BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 04'47'' EAST,ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,A DISTANCE OF 2665.46 FEET,TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 56'01'' WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22,A DISTANCE OF 50.04 FEET,THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 04'47'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 641.31 FEET, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 58'38'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 2671.35 FEET,TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24'49'' WEST,ALONG SAID WEST LINE,A DISTANCE OF 50.02 FEET,THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 58'38'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 2670.77 FEET, THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 04'47'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 1282.62 FEET,THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 03'54'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 2655.76 FEET,TO A POINT ON SAID WEST LINE,THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24'49'' WEST,ALONG SAID WEST LINE,A DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET,THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 03'54'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 2655.17 FEET,THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 04'47'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 641.31 FEET,TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06'34'' EAST,ALONG SAID NORTH LINE,A DISTANCE OF 50.03 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND COMMONLY KNOWN AS:3020 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. 485120505 April 18,25,2014 1050Legals 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. BELOWISTHEFLORIDALAW. **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Y o,Ken Detzner,Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida,por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de HIGHLANDS, Estado de la Florida,el da CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d.C.,para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso:distrito 17 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de A gricultura Senador Estatal:distrito 26 Representante Estatal:distrito 55 Tribunal de Apelaciones del 2. Distrito: retencin de 3 jueces Juez del Circuito,10. Circuito Judicial:grupos 2,5,8,16,18,19,21,23,24,25 y 26 Juez del Condado:grupo 1 Junta Escolar:distritos 1,4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado:distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Highlands:grupos 3 y 4 Distrito para la Mejora de Spring Lake:escaos 4 y 5 Distrito para la Mejora de Sun N Lake de Sebring:1 miembro w ww.newssun.com Friday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9

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TODAYCloudy with a couple of t-storms82 / 65Winds: SSE at 6-12 mphThundershower78 / 56Winds: W at 8-16 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny and pleasant80 / 60Winds: NNW at 8-16 mphSUNDAYPartly sunny and humid84 / 61Winds: NNE at 7-14 mphMONDAYMostly sunny84 / 63Winds: NNW at 3-6 mphTUESDAY High ............................................ 11:36 a.m. Low ............................................... 5:09 a.m. High ..................................................... none Low ............................................... 5:26 p.m. High .............................................. 5:39 a.m. Low ............................................... 9:40 a.m. High .............................................. 3:59 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:51 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.29 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 85 Low Sunday ........................................... 63 High Monday ......................................... 89 Low Monday .......................................... 62 High Tuesday ......................................... 90 Low Tuesday .......................................... 58 High Wednesday .................................... 79 Low Wednesday ..................................... 58 Relative humidity .................................. 63% Expected air temperature ....................... 82 Makes it feel like .................................... 85 Monday ............................................... 29.84 Tuesday ............................................... 29.98 Wednesday ......................................... 30.02 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.70 Year to date ......................................... 7.71Sunrise 7:00 a.m. 6:59 a.m. Sunset 7:51 p.m. 7:51 p.m. Moonrise 11:23 p.m. none Moonset 9:34 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Albuquerque 77/51/pc 71/51/pc 74/53/pc Atlanta 58/45/r 59/49/r 76/52/pc Baltimore 58/42/c 67/40/pc 67/43/pc Birmingham 66/47/c 77/50/s 80/54/pc Boston 47/38/pc 59/39/pc 55/39/pc Charlotte 59/44/c 58/46/r 73/45/pc Cheyenne 74/45/s 64/40/pc 69/41/pc Chicago 55/35/pc 64/43/pc 70/49/c Cleveland 58/38/sh 53/34/pc 66/46/pc Columbus 66/46/sh 64/42/pc 73/50/pc Dallas 76/58/pc 78/61/pc 79/64/t Denver 78/47/s 66/42/pc 73/44/pc Detroit 57/37/sh 54/37/pc 68/47/c Harrisburg 58/40/c 64/38/pc 65/40/pc Honolulu 85/72/pc 83/72/c 84/73/pc Houston 80/58/c 79/61/pc 81/64/pc Indianapolis 66/46/sh 67/46/s 73/52/c Jackson, MS 73/50/t 77/51/s 81/55/pc Kansas City 68/51/pc 73/56/pc 74/57/r Lexington 68/47/c 69/46/s 76/52/pc Little Rock 73/51/t 76/55/s 79/59/c Los Angeles 69/58/pc 72/57/pc 77/57/pc Louisville 68/50/c 72/49/s 78/53/pc Memphis 72/52/t 76/57/s 81/60/pc Milwaukee 48/32/pc 51/44/pc 62/48/r Minneapolis 48/40/pc 65/48/t 73/48/pc Nashville 68/48/c 75/51/s 78/54/pc New Orleans 73/57/t 77/60/pc 79/61/pc New York City 50/44/c 63/43/pc 62/44/pc Norfolk 54/48/c 61/50/r 61/48/pc Oklahoma City 74/54/pc 77/58/pc 79/60/t Philadelphia 55/44/c 64/43/pc 66/45/pc Phoenix 86/66/s 87/69/pc 92/71/pc Pittsburgh 64/44/pc 60/38/pc 70/44/pc Portland, ME 46/32/s 55/32/c 56/33/pc Portland, OR 62/40/pc 65/44/sh 63/45/pc Raleigh 59/46/c 58/46/r 69/44/pc Rochester 60/35/pc 52/32/pc 64/41/pc St. Louis 69/51/pc 75/54/s 76/57/c San Francisco 64/51/pc 63/50/s 66/52/pc Seattle 57/40/pc 57/42/sh 59/44/c Wash., DC 60/47/c 68/45/pc 67/46/pc Cape Coral 83/68/t 79/58/pc 84/61/pc Clearwater 78/66/r 76/62/pc 79/66/pc Coral Springs 84/71/t 83/63/t 83/68/pc Daytona Beach 79/64/r 71/56/t 74/63/pc Ft. 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Sun. Today Sat. Sun. It will be dry across much of the East today, but temperatures will stay below normal east of the mountains. Low pressure tracking across Florida will spread rain and thunderstorms across northern portions of the state as well as southern Georgia. This steady rain will help to keep temperatures well below normal across Georgia with many places struggling to climb out of the 50s. This heavy rain may also lead to ooding across the area. A few showers and thunderstorms will occur from Louisiana to Michigan. National Forecast for April 18 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Cloudy today with a couple of thunderstorms; storms can bring damaging winds. A couple of drenching showers tonight. A shower or thunderstorm around tomorrow, mainly early. Sunday: partly sunny. Over two dozen tornadoes occurred in the midsection of the nation on April 18, 1880. This caused $1 million damage and 65 deaths in Marsh eld, Mo. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm today. Winds south 6-12 mph. Little or no sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 75%. 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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Sebring boys run away with another titleA9HLT needs munchkins for Wizard of OzA4Facebook rolls out Nearby Friends featureA7 VOL. 95 NO. 44 Cloudy with a couple of T-storms High 82 Low 65 Details on B12Classi eds .............. B8 Dear Abby ................ B2 Healthy Living .......... B4 Obituaries .............. A6 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Movie Review .......... B2 Religion .................. B5 Sports on TV ......... A10 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun Geothermal system helps homeowners cut costs helps homeowners B1 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, April 18-19, 2014 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Discussions by a couple of Highlands County department heads over the changing of job descriptions at the Tuesday Highlands County commission meeting sparked a discussion over the current number and range of pay grades for county employees. I truly do feel that we have too many pay grades and the ranges in each of them is astronomical, said Commissioner Don Elwell. He pointed to one grade that went from a low of $16.75 per hour to a maximum of $27.41. That means the salary would be between $34,000 and $57,000 that is a huge spread for a job, he said. In the private sector you would not see a 6065 percent spread like that for the same job. Elwell added that the county might be better served to encourage employees to grow to higher positions and pay grades rather than to pay them more for doing basically the same job. He added that it had been six years since most county employees had received a pay raise and many currently Commission to look at salary study BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING A pre-trial hearing for Mary Musselman scheduled for this past Wednesday reportedly has been continued until next week. The elderly Sebring woman has been accused of continuing to feed wild Florida black bears in de ance of a judges order. While awaiting trial, Musselman has been housed at a secure adult congregate Musselman pre-trial hearing postponedFWC says to be on watch for roaming bears MCTBlack bears are leaving their winter dens and moving about in a search for food, the FWC says. Residents should be bear aware and keep a safe distance. Katara Simmons/News-Sun le photoYoungsters scramble to nd eggs during an Easter egg hunt in 2012.The thrill of the huntPlenty of chances to search for Easter treats BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING In addition to the religion side of the Easter holiday, there is plenty to do this weekend to help share in the Easter spirit. So grab your Easter baskets, bonnets and best holiday attire. Here is a list of places you can go on Saturday to ll your Easter basket: DeSoto City Volunteer Fire Department will once again host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to arrive between 9 and 10 a.m. All the action takes place at Station #19, 6800 West George Blvd., in Sebring. For more information, call 386-6755. A local favorite for many Easter lovers, Grace Bible Church will hold its annual Famfest Eggstravagnza Saturday at Firemens Field. The gates will Elwell: County has too many pay grades with too much range ELWELLSEE HUNTS | A8SEE SALARY | A8SEE TRIAL | A8 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK A proposed apartment complex near Lake Tulane hasnt gotten funding or even a land-use change, but it already has opposition. Three residents came to Mondays Avon Park City Council meeting to speak against the proposal to develop 8.3 acres of empty ground between Kirkland Street and Cornell Street along South Florida Avenue. We dont want apartments. We have a nice quiet neighborhood, said Ernestine Wilburn, who spoke against the development along with her granddaughter Latoya Taylor. Wilburn, who lives across from the property on West Kirkland Street, also said she had given her opinion at the citys Planning and Zoning Board meeting. Marty Wohl, president of Marmer Construction Inc., is asking for the change from low-density residential to medium density residential in hopes of putting up to 80 affordable housing units on the property. Her neighbor, Shirley Ashe, fears apartments right across the street Some Avon Park residents not fond of housing proposalProject not yet in nance stage SEE HOUSING | A7 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING When people said that Sebring Police Sgt. Maj. Charles Frank Watson would always be remembered, they were right. But he was never honored, and Chief Tom Dettman aims to change that. The oversight came to light when the SPD hoping to honor fallen officerWatson died of heart attack while on duty in 1984 Phil Attinger/News-SunAs he was in November 1972, Sebring Police Of cer Charles Frank Watson served for more than 15 years before dying of a heart attack during his shift on April 19, 1984. SEE WATSON | A6

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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 1927LOTTERYLOTTOWednesday, April 16 7-20-41-43-48-51 X-4 Saturdays Jackpot: $35 millionP OWERBALLWednesday, April 16 34-39-42-44-59 PB-8 X-3 Saturdays Jackpot: $128 millionMEGA MONEYTuesday, April 15 2-3-34-44 PB-22 Todays Jackpot: $550,000MEGA M ILLION STuesday, April 15 4-39-46-47-70 PB-13 X-3 Todays Jackpot: $38 million CASH 3 Monday, April 14 Day: 1-8-2 Night: 3-3-8 Tuesday, April 15 Day: 1-3-1 Night: 7-9-4 Wednesday, April 16 Day: 9-3-6 Night: 9-4-1 P LAY 4Monday, April 14 Day: 8-2-5-5 Night: 2-8-6-5 Tuesday, April 15 Day: 6-4-2-5 Night: 5-7-7-1 Tuesday, April 15 Day: 1-5-8-0 Night: 0-4-7-5 F ANTA S Y 5 Monday, April 14 4-13-20-21-26 Tuesday, April 15 3-6-20-25-30 Tuesday, April 15 7-11-13-21-28Story of Noah playing in WauchulaWAUCHULA The producers of The Story of Jesus are excited to present the epic produc-tion, The Story of Noah, at the Cattlemens Arena in Wauchula. Cast with nearly 200 people and 100 animals, this mammoth, theatrical adventure will take the viewer on a re-markable journey of faith as they witness the strug-gle of the great patriarch to fulll the will of God. Every detail of the story, as revealed in the Bible, will come to life with amazing realism that will sweep the audience back in time to the early days of the human race. The Bible says of that day, every imagination of the heart of man was only evil continually. Typically, the account of Noah is presented as a charming, childrens story with the eccentric old man that builds his ark, gathers his animals, and faces a great ood. Performances are at The Cattlemens Arena in Wauchula April 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. A trib-ute to our active military and veterans, Pictures of Freedom, is presented nightly at 7 p.m. Tickets and information are avail-able at storyofnoah.org or by calling 863-375-4031.Deputies to talk about elder abuse, domestic violenceLAKE PLACID Detective Chris Carr and Deputy Lars Kirkegard from the Highlands County Sheriffs ofce Special Victims Unit will give a presentation on elder abuse and domestic violence issues and what action people can take at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the social hall at St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placid View Drive. A light breakfast will be served. Call Nellie Brown at 465-4027.APHS plans Night of StarsAVON PARK Avon Park High School will present the annual Night of Stars from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at the high school campus on Main Street. Every APHS student will be recog-nized with their own star, which stands for their ac-complishments and po-tential as students. There will be perfor-mances by the band, color guard, choir, drama and JRROTC, among oth-ers. School clubs and or-ganizations will have in-formational booths. In addition, numerous door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, donated by sponsors throughout Avon Park and Highlands County. A free dinner will be served throughout the event, also provided by generous sponsors. Students and parents from Avon Park middle and elementary schools are encouraged to come. Principal Tealy Williams has also extended an invi-tation for the community to attend. This event rep-resents the best of APHS and our community as a whole, said Williams. We are proud of our stu-dents, staff, and school. We know each of you will be also. Night of Stars is part of the continuing effort to involve community stake-holders in the schools mission to prepare stu-dents for college and ca-reers. By recognizing every student, the school hopes to encourage each learner to reach their per-sonal goals.Bunco at Shrine ClubSEBRING The public is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 SR 17 South on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $4 per person. Call 863-991-1298 for more information.Alpacas to get sheared SaturdaySEBRING The Alpacas of Sunshine Alpacas invite the pub-lic to observe their annu-al hair cut (shearing) that will take place Saturday at 455 Longwood Road, two miles south of Sebring High School, off Kenilworth Boulevard. The shearing will begin around 8 a.m. and contin-ue until 40 alpacas have been sheared. Free virgin eece will be available to interested knitters. Call 385-4926 for information.LPHS students collecting bikesLAKE PLACID Lake Placid High Schools Student Government Association has teamed up with the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce to prevent delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to Highlands County for years to come. Each summer, the Sheriffs Ofce hosts a youth camp. This year, the SGA has decided to take on the task of collect-ing bicycles for that camp. The SGA has a goal of collecting 30 bicycles dur-ing the month of April. They are asking for gen-tly used or new bicycles, but will also accept mon-etary donations to buy bicycles. If interested in sending a check, make it payable to Lake Placid High School and mail it to 202 Green Dragon Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Attention SGA. To nd out more about donat-ing a bicycle, call the high school at 699-5010 or email sohnm@highlands. k12.us.Ballroom dancers plan E aster Bunny HopLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring an Easter Bunny Hop on Saturday at the Elks Hall in Lake Placid from 6:309 p.m. Music will be pro-vided by Chrissy. There will be an Easter Bonnet contest. The Kinga-Kanteen will open at 5 p.m. with hot dogs, chili, homemade soup, and stuffed pret-zels available. Admission $5 for members, $7 for non-members.St. Agnes plans sunrise serviceSEBRING St. Agnes Episcopal Church at 3840 Lakeview Drive, will host Good Friday services today at noon and 7 p.m. and an Agape feast on Saturday. Sunday starts with a sunrise service on the shore of Lake Jackson at 6:30 a.m. followed by an egg hunt at 9:15 a.m. and Rite II services at 10 a.m. Call 385-7649. SNAP S HOT S L OC AL N EW S Photo courtesy of Mountain T opThe African American Golfers Hall of Fame, in conjunction with the Sunshine State Amateur Golfers Association, inducted Sebrings Robert Saffold into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Saffold was a pioneer of the Sunshine State Golfers Association and the Florida Sportsmen Inc. Presenting the award to Saffold (center) were Clewis Willis Jr. and Martha Clark.SAFFOLD INDUCTED INTO HALL OF F AME BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING It has been a year since Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer began issuing birth certicates from his ofces. Reportedly, the program has been very successful with nearly 700 issued in the rst year alone. We really havent had many problems, he said. The next step in the process, he said, is to get all of his customer service representatives in line to perform the task. Zwayer said thats because a lot of other tax collectors of-ces are doing the same thing and the system is a bit strained at times. Were working on those issues and the state is working on the capac-ity of its system, he said. Its an older system and it wasnt designed to have as much trafc as it is getting now. Zwayer said the system is being re-designed in an effort to accommodate the number of tax col-lectors ofces across the state that now are access-ing the information. However, that has been a minor speed bump, with Zwayer saying that overall, it has moved things forward in his of-ce. When people come in for a drivers license and dont have a birth certi-cate if they were born in the state we can just is-sue one right here, he said. It happens all the time now. Those born outside the state have to make the re-quest from the place they were born. However, once that has been led, Zway-er said, they become Real ID compliant meaning that once that informa-tion has been led they get a gold star on their li-cense, meaning they do not have to repeat the process. Were seeing a lot more renewals that have that already so they dont need that paperwork anymore, he said. The move was made last April and augments the Highlands County Health Department ser-vices.Tax collector says 700 birth certificates issued in 1st year

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Also cast is Art Harriman as the Great Oz, Rodger Smith as Uncle Henry and Dawn Smith as Aunt Em. One of the most famous books of all time, The Wizard of OZ became legend with the much-loved, Oscar-winning 1939 movie musical version starring Judy Garland. Now, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the movie, this brilliant live musical version with all the wonderful songs including Over the Rainbow, Were Off to See the Wizard and Follow The Yellow Brick Road comes to the HLT stage. Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin-Man and the Cowardly Lion as they journey to meet The Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City Auditions for munchkins will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids ages 6-9 should attend at 10 a.m. and kids ages 10 and older should attend at 12 p.m. Director Melanie Boulay is seeking dancers, singers, tumblers and actors ages 6 years and older to be part of the cast in this memorable production. The cast rehearses and performs the show under the supervision of a highly experienced creative team. The cast will develop skills in acting, dancing and singing as well as gaining excellent and valuable experience in performing live theatre. For further information about audition requirements and to receive a tentative rehearsal schedule, email hltozinfo@gmail. com. Auditions will be held at Highlands Little Theatre, 356 W. Center Avenue, Sebring. HLTs production will begin July 9 and tickets are available by contacting the box of ce at 382-2525 or purchasing online from the theatres website www. highlandslittletheatre.org.HLT seeking munchkins for Wizard of OzMost of cast already set for July show BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING The biennial budgeting system the county adopted last year will be soon put to the test as department heads submit their requests for the 2014-15 scal year. The idea, suggested by Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell, is designed to make it easier for staff every second year, as they will have a better idea of what departments will be needing nancially. Every year the county administration bogged down to tackle the budget, he said. The biennial budget is designed to help alleviate that and to give us a longer term look at our nancial condition. Beginning next week, ofcials from the Highlands County Of ce of Budget and Management will begin the process of preparing department head requests and making a preliminary budget. The department heads are going through the software and updating the numbers from last years budget to make sure that anything that needs to be revised or changed has been done, said OMB Senior Manager Tim Mechling. Deadline for the budget requests to be submitted will be Monday, so exactly how well it has worked remains to be seen. We dont have all the numbers yet but I think the overall sense is that it has been a help to most of the departments in regards to making it a bit easier to know what they have and what should be there for the next year, he said. Next, the OMB staff will set to the task of going through each of the requests. We try to make sure all the numbers and descriptions are correct, Mechling said. That usually takes a couple of weeks. Following that process, the OMB staff will sit down with department heads and county administration of cials to hammer out a preliminary spending plan for the upcoming scal year. That is expected to take place sometime in late May or early June. Its the same process we have done over the past several years, Mechling said. Under a previous budgeting process, the commission had conducted public hearings on each of the departments budget requests. Those meetings in the commission chambers no longer are held. That was to show the board and the public what departments thought they needed it really was more an informational session, he said. In the new system, department heads not only create a budget for the current scal year but also projected expenses for the 2014-15 scal year. Its designed to be a planning tool a preliminary estimate of what departments would need in the next scal year. It was designed to let the board and the public have an opportunity to see what was being planned for, Mechling said. It is hard enough in estimating one year out and when you do two years your projections are even further out. Were still learning how to do this. It is a work in progress. The hope was that by planning for two consecutive scal years there would be less of a workload on county employees in planning for their budget each spring and that county of cials would get a more long-term view of their nancial picture.Countys biennial budget program to be put to the test BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentAVON PARK Most of the time when people go to see a theatrical presentation they sit in a seat and the actors move around. The Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church will change that template with their presentation of A Walk with Jesus. The Easter-themed play will encompass three different buildings and a half dozen scenes, portraying the last seven days of Christ on Earth. It begins at 5 p.m. today and Saturday, however, audience members will be taken in groups throughout the evening meaning that they may arrive at 6 p.m. or later and see the entire production. The tour will proceed from the main church building through the childrens facility, then wind up going through the classrooms of the Cornerstone Christian Academy on the campus just off North Highlands Avenue. Actually, if the weather is good, we will have the Palm Sunday presentation outside, director Melodee Davis said. Davis, who serves as the childrens minister at the church, is directing the presentation, which will encompass 15-20 actors as well as docents and others who will explain the story as the groups move through the different scenes. The portrayal of the Last Supper will be held in the childrens building. They actually will be able to taste the bread and experience the same things that happened that night, she said. The Cornerstone Christian Academy classrooms already have been decorated for the nal scenes including the Garden of Gethsemane, Christs cruci xion and the Resurrection. They are not actually going to see the cruci xion, but there will be actors there to portray what happened, she said. For those who may not know the story, Davis said there will be docents to explain what is happening for each of the scenes. The entire presentation is scheduled to run just short of an hour. Each scene takes about 10-12 minutes, Davis said. Those wanting to schedule for speci c times can call 452-6556.AP Lakes Baptist Church to stage progressive Easter play

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIE W YOUR VIE WSIn the past 35 years, Floridas popula-tion has more than doubled swelling by 102 percent. That number cant compare, however, to the 402 percent increase in the num-ber of lawbreakers housed in the states prisons. According to an investigation by Flor-ida TaxWatch, there were 102,225 peo-ple imprisoned in Florida as of January. That number is projected to increase to 106,793 by 2017. Its costing the state $2.3 billion to house all of those lawbreakers an in-crease of a whopping 1,200 percent in the past 35 years. Those numbers would indicate Flori-da is nothing short of the Wild West an untamed territory where people are be-ing shot at, and shot, and robbed at an alarming rate. But, a closer look at the people who oc-cupy Floridas prison cells paints a differ-ent picture. Some of the felony crimes that call for prison time include: $300. which a lien has accrued, valued at more than $50. more. drawing for prizes. claim. Now, while we would never propose those crimes dont warrant punishment, it is difcult to imagine prison time is a logical sentence. Of course many rst-time offenders do not always end up in prison. However, a felony conviction is serious and on top of prison time can result in the person los-ing the right to vote, to be evicted from a home or public housing, lose state ben-ets, lose the right to carry a rearm or lose federal assistance for higher educa-tion. It costs the state $20,000 a year to incar-cerate a prisoner. Floridas annual prison budget is about $2.3 billion. Consider all the money that could be saved by nding alternative ways to pun-ish all of these nonviolent offenders. prison often hardens the criminal and leads to other crimes and a return to pris-on. There are other ways to dole out pun-ishment for the nonviolent, less serious crimes, like: -let. or even reduce them to a misdemean-or. an alternative for rst-time offenders. drug and alcohol abuse and take aim at the rehabilitation of addicts. We believe there are several alterna-tives to prison. Many people make mistakes they refrom family and a support system is not always the answer.Thank you for making LP Relay a successThe success of the Lake April 4, 2014, was due to many factors, including the hard work and strong fun-draising efforts of all of the participating team cap-tains and team members, the hard-working commit-tee, plus the amazing sup-port of our generous com-munity. The reception for cancer survivors and their caregiv-ers was sponsored by Lykes Bros., Inc. and Highlands -ter, and the food was pre-pared by Frank Hartzell and his company. The beauti-ful cakes were provided by the placemats were dec-orated by the students at --tary. -pared by the students School and Lake View Christian School. The town many ways and prepared a Other sponsors and con-tributors included: Florida -ry, Wauchula State Bank, ---id Journal, The News-Sun, Highlands Today, the CoHigh School marching -partment, the Highlands County School Board, Scott --ical Transport, Home & 633, and Homemade Cre-ations. Those who also helped to make the survivor recep-tion a success were: Jackie American Cancer Society --Caladium Arts & Crafts Co------land Cultural Alliance, Fred -Lee Ann Hinskey, Beadz --terlake Boulevard Caf, ----Smoke Shack BBQ & Ca-an anonymous donor. Thank you to the entire community for supporting our event.C HE LSEA LO WDE R, E VENT C HA IR CHE R Y L H EN D E RS ON, T EA M DEVE L OPM ENT C HA IR N ANCY SAN D E RS, S UR V I VOR RECE P T ION C HA IRI feel as if its been ages since I have actually re-ceived an actual hand-writ-ten letter from someone. Not e-cards, text messages, or emails, Im talking about the old-fashioned sitting down with ink and paper to create a symphony of words to a person. doesnt work that way these days. A while ago, my best friend and I wrote letters back and forth to each oth-er since we were having is-sues getting information to one another. Initially, let-ter writing is how I became so into the concept of writ-ing in an expressive sense. I didnt have a phone, and due to our busy schedule we just never got time to sit down and have a sec-ond to just catch up and talk. While our letter system didnt work for long or ef-ciently bearing in mind that we are teenagers and are bound to misplace loose sheets of paper we re-sorted to other methods. T The vast majority of peo-ple communicate over text or social media. While it may seem efcient to con-nect through these instant sources of communication, we are almost cheating our-selves. I seldom have an assign-ment where the require-ment is to hand write it, which is understandable on the teachers behalf since a lot of people have illegible handwriting. I believe that is where we lose our ba-sic skills for writing. Once upon a time, letters used to be everyones way of com-municating and taking the time to write properly was fundamental. Now, tak-ing the time to write a let-ter is almost unheard of. My mom writes letters to her friends ... and maybe thats why I am so in to the con-cept, since its something I grew up with. Heres my rule for writing: I am responsible for what I write, but how the read-er wants to take it is entirely up to them. Im not going to say when I write I have no boundaries, because I do, but words are one of those things that anyone can in-terpret however they please there is no right answer. Letter writing is absolute-ly different from just writing an essay or something of that nature. Its good for the soul. When I sit down and write a note, I usually do it to express thanks, mourn-ing, or just my thoughts with a person, in hope that they would respond back. I nd it as just another way to humble myself. You can get so caught up in the world and this is a way to exhale all that and share it. Whether you choose to put things eloquently or in a ca-sual manner is up to the au-thor. And letters can be keeparound in the air can be slightly faded and tarnished by the human mind. With a letter those words are not just in the mind, but in the hands of an individual who can refer back to that for-ever. I like that, because in 20 years when I nd a letter that I saved it will send me back to my youth, at least for a couple of seconds, to remember the past, provok-ing the understanding of my present. someone a note you wrote, they stop and think, So this person actually took a mo-ment of their busy time to share their thoughts with me?! Whether you ex-pect that undivided at-tention from your family and friends or not it still is worth more than anything money can buy. Its really about the small letters fall under those small things. They are not expensive, nor must they be long and wordy just a lit-tle summary, something to brighten the other persons day and give them a gist of whats up in the air around you. I feel as if letters are a healing philosophy I do because its such a swell way to keep from work-ing and yet feel youve Gauri Persad is a Sebring High School student. The News-Sun en-courages students to submit their opinions, which are those of the writer and not necessari-ly those of the News-Sun staff.Lost art of letter writingOverzealous sentencing costs all Florida taxpayers An editorial from the Polk County Democrat in Bartow GUE S T C O LUM NGauri Persad

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com CLEVE JONES JR.Cleve Jones Jr, 86, of Wood-stock, Ga. went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2014. He was born in Cincinnati on Sept. 12, 1927 to the late Cleve and Mildred Jones. In June of 1951, Cleve married his sweetheart, Ruby Fostina. They enjoyed 42 years of mar-riage before she went to be with the Lord in 1993. Cleve was a self-made man, owning his own upholstery business in Miami. He enjoyed his re-tirement in Sebring. He was an accomplished guitarist and had a wonderful sense of hu-mor. Cleve was well-liked by all who met him. After the passing of Ruby, Cleve remarried. Hes sur-vived by his second wife, Mary Jones; sons, Dennis Jones (Lisa) and Barry Jones (Pau-line); daughter, Connie Ball-inger (Donnie Bailey); grand-children, Deanna Orza, Alyssa Jones, Justin Ballinger, Bran-don Ballinger, Bryan Jones, Stacy Martin and Brianna Jones; four great-grandchil-dren; brother, Clifford Jones; and his dog and companion, Mickey. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Indian Creek Baptist Church, 1282 North Highway 100, Bowdon, GA 30108. In lieu of owers, send contributions in memo-ry of Cleve to The Cherokee County Humane Society, www. cchumanesociety.org. Arrange-ments under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be ex-pressed at www.woodstockfu-neralhome.com.PERRY NEW P ORTPerry New-port passed away April 9, 2014 after suf-fering a stroke. He was born in 1930, the son of Perry A. New-port, and was raised by Elizabeth and Harold Thrasher. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and was a 1957 graduate of Be-loit College. He worked for the Attorney Gen erals Ofce and Common Cause when he lived in New Mexico, and held a patent de-veloped while employed by Bethlehem Steel. While in Se-bring, he continued to be ac-tive in politics; was a vol-unteer with the library, was a member of the Unitarian Church, and enjoyed performing with the Highlands Little The-ater. He was a ski-er, motorcyclist and li-censed pilot. He also loved classical music and enjoyed the great outdoors. He brought a unique perspective to being a husband and father. He is survived by his brother, Otis; sister, Nancy; and children, Christopher, Joel, Dean, Dar-cy, Scott and Seth; as well as many grandchildren. NEWPORTL EONA W ELSHW INELeona Irene (Cochran) Welsh-Wine, 86, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home in Eaton, Ind. PitmanRichman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES widow of former Police Chief Lonnie Curl gave Dettman and Administra-tive Assistant Vicki Hicks a treasure trove of clippings, papers, photographs and other memorabilia her husband had collected. In there was a news clip-ping on how Sgt. Maj. Watson had died of a heart attack while in the middle of his 3-11 p.m. shift on April 19, 1984. He was 59. At the time, Florida didnt have an ofcers memorial wall in Tallahas-see for ofcers who died or were killed in the line of duty, Dettman said. He doesnt know if the Flori-da Chapter of the Frater-nal Order of Police would grant Sgt. Maj. Watson the honor of being remem-bered on that wall, but he told Watsons children on Thursday they would suc-ceed. Well keep going if we get a denial, Hicks said. I think its a blessing. Thank you guys for hon-oring my father, said Charles Joseph Watson II. He inspired me. Thats why I became a police of-cer. Dettman said that when Sgt. Maj. Watson died, he was in line to be the next chief of police after thenChief Graybill retired at the end of May 1984. I think that would have been a great thing for Se-bring, Dettman said. His son, Raymond, said Grayvill was going to make his father a captain, but his father had refused: He wanted to stay on the streets. He loved to help peo-ple, Raymond Watson said. Sgt. Maj. Watson start-ed with the department on Dec. 23, 1968, when the salary for a full-time ofcer was just $400 per month and racial tensions in the country were high. But both Dettman and Charles Watson said Sgt. Maj. Watson was the type of ofcer who could de-fuse situations with calm and respectful talk, some-thing Charles Watson said he used often when he served 10 years combined with police and later the sheriffs ofce in Savanna, Ga., after serving 21 years in the U.S. Army. Its a rewarding job, being a police ofcer, Charles Watson said. When you show them re-spect, they show you re-spect. That can save someones life, Dettman said. Raymond Watson served for a year as a jailer with the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce. He brought us up in the way we should go, Ray-mond Watson said. He showed us what a father really is. Daughter Gail Watson said people on the street, even in Ft. Pierce, recog-nized her and told her how thankful they were that her father had helped them stay out of prison by directing them to the right path. He was that type of man, Charles Watson said. Lt. Russell Morris re-members the man who was already on scene when Morris, a rookie part-time ofcer, showed up at a disturbance in Washington Heights in a surplus police uniform and no badge. Then-ofcer Watson asked Morris where his badge was and Morris said the station didnt have one for him. So Watson gave him the badge off his cap. That was mid-February 1984, just two months be-fore he died, Hicks said. Dettman hopes that when the state approves the re-quest he can display that badge which Morris kept for 30 years in the lobby of the police station. WATSON FROM PAGE A1 Phil Attinger/News-SunDaughter Gail Watson (from left), grandson Dominic Williams and son Raymond Watson look at a 1972 photograph of Sgt. Maj. Charles Watson, Gail and Raymonds father, and Dominics grandfather. The Sebring Police Department hopes to have Sgt. Maj. Watson memorialized in Tallahassee for his death while on duty in 1984.He brought us up in the way we should go. He showed us what a father really is.Raymond Watson son Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Flo-ridians who rely on Inter-net giant Amazon.com will have to soon start paying taxes on their on-line purchases. A spokesman for the Se-attle-based company con-rmed Wednesday that Amazon will collect the states 6 percent sales tax on May 1. The move follows the decision by Amazon to build two distribution centers in the Sunshine State. Currently, Floridians are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases, but theres no way to enforce the law. The state cant force companies like Am-azon to collect the tax un-less it has a physical pres-ence, such as a warehouse or store. Last year, Gov. Rick Scott and Amazon an-nounced a deal in which the company would cre-ate 3,000 new jobs in Flor-ida by 2016. The exact de-tails of the deal were kept condential by state of-cials. Initially, Scott reject-ed a proposed deal with the company because of concerns it would result in higher taxes for Florid-ians. But he reversed that decision last June. Amazons decision to expand in Florida reects the retailers desire to put in a system to guarantee quicker delivery of prod-ucts ordered online. The company has reached similar agreements re-garding warehouses and payment of sales taxes in several other states. Retailers in Florida have been pushing for years for state legislators to change state law in an effort to prompt Internet retailers to collect sales taxes. Rep-resentatives of brick-andmortar stores contend that online companies have an unfair competi-tive advantage. But de-spite winning support from some Republicans, the bills have repeatedly stalled in the state Legis-lature. A representative with the Florida Retail Fed-eration said the group was pleased that Amazon would soon start collect-ing sales taxes.Amazon to start collecting taxes on in-state sales6 percent sales tax starts May 1

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 CARPET MART, INC 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. from her would be more likely to bring crime and drug activity than the sin-gle-family homeowners she and her neighbor saw when they rst bought in the area. I appreciate it if yall would say no, Ashe said. However, since Monday was the rst reading of the request for a future land use change, the city cant schedule a public hearing unless the City Council approves it on rst read-ing. City Attorney Gerald Buhr said the city would have no choice, an opin-ion backed-up by Jennifer Codo-Salisbury, planning director with the Central Florida Regional Planning Council which is doing planning work for the city. The City Council ap-proved the request unan-imously without further discussion. Wohl said he has to get a land use amendment and zoning change before ap-plying for federal fund-ing to build the affordable housing project. He said it would be similar to High-lands Cove, which is be-hind Publix in Lake Placid and run by NDC Property Management. He intends to provide homes geared toward workforce families with no specic age require-ments. Amenities would include a clubhouse with library and computer room, playground, picnic/ event pavilion and a car wash area. The Florida Housing Fi-nance Corporation, once it provides funding for the project, would monitor the management of the facility and inspect it to make sure its up to state specications. Wohl also provided the council with letters of rec-ommendation for the Lake Placid project from Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler and Ray Royce, executive director of the Highlands Coun-ty Citrus Growers Associ-ation. HOUSING FROM PAGE A1 BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology WriterNEW YORK Face-book users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching. Called Nearby Friends, the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphones GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby provided they have the feature turned on. Rather than share your exact location, it will only show that you are nearby, say, within half a mile. If you like, you can manually share a more precise location with a specic friend youd like to meet up with. Friends can see where youre located in a particu-lar park, airport or city block. By default, your exact location will only be shared for an hour, al-though you can change this. The Nearby Friends feature will be turned off by default, so peo-ple shouldnt expect to broadcast their loca-tion unknowingly to their Facebook friends and ac-quaintances. It also wont be available to users un-der 18, said Andrea Vac-cari, product manag-er at Facebook who has been working on Near-by Friends for the past two years. He says the tool makes it easy to join your friends in the real world. If you want to. The feature has a lot of built-in precautions. Facebook, whose motto has long been move fast and break things, is try-ing a different approach with Nearby Friends as it tries to avoid privacy -ascos that often bubble up when it makes chang-es to its service. The new motto, ship love, is ev-ident in the deliberate, cautious rollout of Near-by Friends, says Jules Po-lonetsky, director of the Future of Privacy Forum, an industry-backed think tank in Washington whos advised Facebook on pri-vacy issues including the latest feature. He thinks Facebook is showing a deeper appre-ciation that with a billion users, any change needs to be implemented in a way that doesnt surprise the audience. Especially when it comes to privacy, especially when it comes to location-sharing. Once you start bring-ing this to a mass audi-ence, you need to be cau-tious, Polonetsky said. So inadvertent over-sharing is not possible. Of course, all the safe-guards and slow roll-out mean that most us-ers wont have the feature available right away on Thursday but rather in the coming weeks and months. Initially it will go to people who are like-ly to appreciate it, Vac-cari says, such as people who have checked in to various restaurants, bars or other locations using Facebook. Unlike with its Mes-senger app, Facebook isnt forcing people to use Nearby Friends. There-fore, there is a possibility it wont catch on widely. Vaccari is optimistic that it will. He joined Face-book when the compa-ny acquired Glancee, his startup service for meet-ing nearby people who have friends and inter-ests in common. Facebooks employ-ees have been testing Nearby Friends since its been in development, and Vaccari cites exam-ples of the features as-sisted serendipity, like when two people land-ed at the airport at the same time from different ights, saw that they did through Nearby Friends and shared an Uber ride home together. Then there was the time two were out shopping alone in San Francisco and joined forces after seeing that their co-worker was nearby. Nearby Friends, Vaccari says, is not really for the ve to 10 close friends you have, the ones you feel comfortable tex-ting or calling up to hang out. For these people, you dont need a prod-uct, he says. But for the other 20, 30 or more, the ones you enjoy spending time with but wouldnt necessarily call, Nearby Friends may provide the extra push. Nearby Friends launch-es amid the growing pop-ularity of location-based mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Hinge. But unlike those apps, Face-books feature will only let you meet up with people you are already your friends. Users who sign up will be shown a short tutorial on how the feature works. In addi-tion to friends who are in close proximity, us-ers can also see which of their friends are travel-ing, and in general which friends are using the fea-ture even if they are not nearby.Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature called Nearby FriendsLots of precautions for new feature The Associated Press//FacebookThis product image provided by Facebook shows the Nearby Friends tool. Using your smartphones GPS system, it will tell your Facebook friends provided they have the feature turned on that you are nearby. Rather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. Then, if you want, you can manually share your exact location with a friend youd like to meet up with, so they can see where you are located in a particular park, airport or city block.

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com Don West and Silver Eagle Band Classic Country Music open at 9:30 a.m. with loads of fami-ly activities. The BBQ lunch plate and hotdog lunch plate for the kids will be available for $2 per person. Admission is free. Volunteers may help set up Fri-day afternoon. Call 382-1085 for de-tails. St. John United Methodist Church will host a family Easter celebration from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. Attendees can enjoy egg hunt, crafts, snacks, a cake walk and the Easter story. St. John United Methodist Church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For more informa-tion, call 382-1736. Around 10,000 eggs await attend-ees of the Lake Placid Temple Church of Gods giant egg hunt which will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other activities include bounce hous-es, games and hamburger and hot dog lunches. The LP Temple Church of God is at 51 Lake June Road. Call 465-4931 for more information. Henscratch Farms Easter Festival will provide fun for the entire family on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. followed by pictures with the Easter Bunny, hayrides and much more. Hen-scratch Farms and Winery is located at 980 Henscratch Road. The festival is free and open to the public. For more information call 699-2060. The Circle Theatre in downtown Se-bring invites children ages 3-10 to par-ticipate in its inaugural Easter Egg Hunt and Ice Cream Festival Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The new event will feature an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and other activities. The cost is $5 per child and includes admission into the hunt and a bowl or cone of ice cream. Proceeds will ben-et the Champion for Children Foun-dation. Call 382-1029 for more infor-mation. Heartland Horses and Handicapped will host its Easter Egg Hunt Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with three egg hunts throughout the day. Along with the never-ending eggs, the event will feature pony rides, bounce houses and food and refreshments available for purchase. A donation of $5 will be collected to benet Heartland Horses and Handicapped. The event will take place on the property grounds at 118 West College Drive in Avon Park. For more information, call 452-0006. Sun N Lake will get colorful during its annual Easter Festival Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Recreation Complex. Admission is $2 per person. The sold out Dash and Dye still needs cheerleaders for participants and will kick off at 9 a.m. for the runners and attendees to enjoy the festivities. For more information call 382-2196 HUNTS FROM PAGE A1serve at the middle or low-er level of their assigned pay grades. Elwell also suggested cutting back on the num-ber of pay grades, indicat-ing that there currently are 40 different classications on the county register. Some of them only dif-fer by 30-40 cents and I dont know that we need all that, he said. Presentations were made both by Highlands County Parks & Recreation Director Vickie Pontius and Highlands County Emergency Management Director Harvey Craven. Citizen Troy Granata, a former EMS employee, charged that Craven was changing some of the re-quirements to hire one of his friends from Polk County. Lets hope thats not the case, said Commission Chairman Greg Harris. During her presenta-tion, Pontius said Elwells concerns might be ad-dressed directly since the countys Rules & Regula-tion manual now is under revision. A compensation and classication study also is under way. Highlands County Administrator June Fisher told commis-sioners that seven rms have submitted proposals that have been reviewed by an evaluation commit-tee. That committee since has ranked the rms, how-ever a nal recommenda-tion awaits a bit of addi-tional information. That reportedly should be ready sometime early next week. SALARY FROM PAGE A1living facility. Ofcials at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-vation Commission re-ported that at least one bear had to be euthanized in the wake of being fed in the Kenilworth Boulevard neighborhood since it had lost its fear of humans. Others were tracked, but apparently did not take the bait in special traps that had been set by the FWC. At the time, FWC spokesman Gary Morse explained that such bears cannot be relocated be-cause in doing so, the agency would not be solv-ing anything simply by moving a problem ani-mal from one location to another. That bear then could again come in con-tact with humans. Meanwhile, in Lake Mary, agents of the FWC have euthanized as many as six bears following an attack on a woman there. One of the bears was shot by an agent. Ofcials said it had exhibited ag-gressive behavior and did not react to them in a nor-mal manner. Seminole County resi-dent Terri Frans was at-tacked by a bear in the drive-way of her Lake Mary home last week. Re-portedly, she was bitten in the head and arm and was being dragged toward a wooded area when she was able to break free. The 45-year-old wom-an was treated for her in-juries and released from a nearby hospital. This is the time that bears are on the move in Florida said FWC ofcials. As spring progress-es, bears leave their win-ter dens and look for food. The increased activ-ity means the bears will also have additional con-tact with humans even in residential neighbor-hoods. Although black bears are not aggressive by na-ture, ofcials have indicat-ed that females may de-fend their cubs if they feel threatened. People are cautioned to never approach bears. They also are advised to keep garbage and pet food secure in bear-resistant containers. Willfully feeding bears is against the law in Florida. In addition, motor-ists have been advised to watch out for bears on the roadways especial-ly near wooded areas. In fact, the most frequent cause of death for black bears in the Sunshine State is being hit by a ve-hicle. More than 200 bears were struck and killed on the states roads last year. TRIAL FROM PAGE A1 MUSSELMAN Katara Simmons/News-SunKaden Roberts hunts for eggs. Easter festivities take place Saturday throughout the county. ALICIA CHANGAP Science WriterLOS ANGELES As-tronomers have discov-ered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected a distant, rocky world thats simi-lar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldi-locks zone where its not too hot and not too cold for life. The nd, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for po-tentially habitable spots outside our solar system. This is the best case for a habitable plan-et yet found. The results are absolutely rock sol-id, University of Califor-nia, Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy, who had no role in the discovery, said in an email. The planet was detect-ed by NASAs orbiting Ke-pler telescope, which ex-amines the heavens for subtle changes in bright-ness that indicate an or-biting planet is crossing in front of a star. From those changes, scientists can calculate a planets size and make certain in-ferences about its make-up. The newfound object, dubbed Kepler-186f, cir-cles a red dwarf star 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. A light-year is almost 6 trillion miles. The planet is about 10 percent larger than Earth and may very well have liquid water a key in-gredient for life on its surface, scientists said. That is because it re-sides at the outer edge of the habitable tempera-ture zone around its star the sweet spot where lakes, rivers or oceans may exist without freez-ing solid or boiling away. The planet proba-bly basks in an orangered glow from its star and is most likely cooler than Earth, with an aver-age temperature slight-ly above freezing, simi-lar to dawn or dusk on a spring day, Marcy said. The discovery was de-tailed in Fridays issue of the journal Science. Lead researcher Elisa Quintana at NASAs Ames Research Center said she considers the planet to be more of an Earth cousin than a twin be-cause it circles a star that is smaller and dim-mer than our sun. While Earth revolves around the sun in 365 days, this planet completes an or-bit of its star every 130 days. You have a birthday every 130 days on this planet, she said. Scientists cannot say for certain whether it has an atmosphere, but if it does, it probably con-tains a lot of carbon diox-ide, outside experts said. Dont take off your breathing mask if you ever land there, said Lisa Kaltenegger, a Har-vard and Max Planck In-stitute astronomer who had no connection to the research. Despite the differenc-es, now we can point to a star and know that there really is a planet very similar to the Earth, at least in size and tem-perature, Harvard scien-tist David Charbonneau, who was not part of the team, said in an email.Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

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www.newssun.com Friday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 After almost a year in business, REDS II will be closing its doors. I knew going into this venture that business would slow down in April as the snowbirds left Highlands County, but I wasnt prepared for the im mediate impact on our business. Beginning today, we will be discounting our entire inventory. Our inventory is ex tremely high and we will be offering savings until everything is sold. This area needs a good shing tackle store, giv en the large number of lakes we have in Highlands County and the number of people who love to sh. But the options sh ermen have to purchase tackle are many, and I un derstand the competitive ness of the business. Id like to again thank all of our customers for their support and I invite you all to stop in over the next couple of weeks to take ad vantage of the savings we will be offering. Bass shing myths Fishing for largemouth bass has been my passion for over a half century. More than 50 years of trying to gure out when, where and how to catch Americas favorite sh, and Im still learning. Like most shermen, I have my own thoughts and theories about catching bass some of which Ive learned from others and much that I have learned on my own. For example, I dont be lieve color is nearly as im portant as many anglers believe it is. Like a number of oth er factors, color may make a difference under certain conditions, but I believe action or the sound cre ated by action is the most important and necessary element to elicit a strike. When a bass hears an object in the water, he is immediately drawn to the source and regardless of color (or even in spite of color) he will attempt to eat it. Of course thats only my opinion, and obviously not an opinion shared by many shermen. The truth is, there are many misconceptions, un truths and myths oating around the shing com munity. Many have been solved by biologists and sh man agement professionals, while others are still open for debate. I thought Id share some of the expert opinions, as well as my own in this col umn and future columns. Myth 1: Bass avoid the sunlight because they dont have eyelids and the sun hurts their eyes. Fact: False. Although its true that bass lack eyelids and their iris is xed, the amount of light reaching the photo receptor cells is regulat ed by the amount of dark pigment in the cells sur rounding the photorecep tors. As a result bass can not adjust the amount of light reaching the retina (the layer of photoreceptor nerve cells in the back of the eye). But, bright light does not hurt their eyes. In fact, bass often roam in open water in search of food. Think about the many times youve seen a huge bass just lazily swimming along in open water and bright sunlight. Myth 2: Bass prefer water temperatures of 70 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Fact: False. Largemouth bass prefer temperatures of 82 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, small mouth a couple degrees cooler. But what does prefer mean? Everything else being equal, this is the tempera ture they occupy if avail able. However, bass function quite well from 39 to 90 de grees Fahrenheit. They are cold blood ed creatures and the only impact water tempera tures have is raising and lowering their metabo lism (which is important since their metabolism de termines how often they SPORTS Special to the News-Sun The 2013-2014 Edge All Stars from Edge Cheer Center in Sebring had an amazing competition sea son. Ranging in age from 4-18, these young ath letes represent Highlands, Hardee, Okeechobee and Polk County at region al, state and national lev el cheerleading competi tions. The Edge has eight com petition teams with vari ous ages and various lev els. Twinkles are the young est team of 4-5 year olds, competing in the Tiny Lev el 1 division. Novas are ages 8-under competing in the Mini 1 division. Genesis was another new team for the Edge this season, composed of ages 10-14 competing in the Ju nior 1 division. Comets, ages 5-11, are a more advanced team competing in the Youth Level 2 division. Competing in the Youth Level 3 division, Innity is a young but advanced team for the Edge this sea son made up of 6-11 year olds. A brand new elite level team, Eternity, competed in the Youth 4 division this season. Odyssey is a large Coed team competing in the Se nior 4.2 division. They are made of of ath letes ages 10-18 years old. Galaxy is the oldest and most advanced team made up of 11-18 year olds competing in the Small Senior 4 division. Edge champs host Cheer Expo tonight Courtesy photo Edge Cheer brought home two rst-place trophies from the NCA International Classic at Daytona Beach. SEE EDGE | A11 FISHIN AROUND Don Norton REDS II is closing SEE BASS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com SEBRING The Dis trict 8-3A Track and Field meet was held at Fire mens Field Tuesday and for the second year in a row, the Sebring boys came away as district champions. Their 202 points eas ily kept them ahead of runner-up Auburndales 121 and third place Kath leens 102. That point tally was certainly helped as 19 Blue Streaks qualied for next weeks regional, competing in 14 of the 17 events. Well even have a few events with two Se bring athletes compet ing, coach Cynthia Cook said. We should have a really good showing and hopefully see some awe some results. Among the Streaks qualifying in multi ple events, Brian Dix on stamped his region al ticket in the 100and 200-meter dashes as well as being part of the 4X100 relay team that moved on with a win in the event. The 4X800 relay team also moved on with a fourth-place nish. Cameron Cobb also will have a busier sched ule as he qualied in both hurdles distances, 110 and 300 meters. Sebring also had dual qualiers in the eld events with Jordyn Blount winning both the Blue Streak boys go back to back Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Eric Foster leads a cavalcade of Blue Streak boys heading to regionals. SEE STREAKS | A11 BY DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com Daniel Simons was ef cient as could be Tues day night, needing just 69 pitches over ve innings to shut out the Hardee Wildcats. And Tyrone Perry was the offensive catalyst, go ing 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI as part of the Red Devils 10-0, mercy-rule win. This was just the fourth loss of the season for the Wildcats, to go with 17 wins, so this was no alsoran lineup that Simons, just a freshman, was fac ing. And yet he only surren dered two hits, walked none and struck out ve Hardee batters. And not one Wildcat got so far as second base, while Avon Park had run ners all over the bases all night long. They loaded them in the rst, but came away without a score, before loading them again and tallying two in the sec ond. Kyle Kelley was hit by a pitch and moved to sec ond on an Alex Gomez single to center. One out later, Trey Fra zier was hit by a pitch to ll the sacks, and a pair of passed balls brought Kel ley then Gomez in for the early lead. A similar scenar io played out in the top of the third, with Perry, Mykel Gordon and Kel ley all with base-knocks to load them up and Per ry racing in when a pitch got away. Simons, meanwhile, gave up a two-out single in the rst, struck out two in a one-two-three sec ond and allowed a leadoff single in the third, struck out the next bat ter and then induced a double-play grounder to short. The Devils then dou bled their lead with Perry doing the damage with a two-run double and scor ing himself on a Mason Jahna ground out. A well-hit ball start ed the Hardee half of the fourth, a frozen-rope lin er to center, but Alfred Brown made a diving catch to dim any Wildcat hope. Avon Park then put it away in the fth, scoring four times. J.C. Cobb drew a walk to start it and soon stole second. With two out, Luis Mar tinez walked and Perry singled to score Cobb. Martinez and Perry soon pulled off a double steal to put them both in scoring position and Gor don reached on an er ror to bring one in, with Jahna later singling to bring home Perry with run number 10 on the night. Needing just three outs in the bottom of the in ning to secure the mercyrule win, Simons threw just eight pitches to retire the side in order. It was a great win over a very good team, head coach Whit Cornell said. Simons, Perry lead Red Devil romp Dan Hoehne/News-Sun les Daniel Simons won his ninth game, with zero defeats, by shutting out the Wildcats Tuesday at Hardee. SEE DEVILS | A11 Area League Golf Results PAGE A10

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com COMING UP High School Baseball Monday Lake Placid at District Tourna ment, Avon Park, vs. TBD, 6 p.m. Tuesday Sebring at District Tournament, at Lemon Bay, 7 p.m.; Avon Park hosts District 9-4A Tournament, vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC vs. St. Petersburg, 6 p.m. Saturday SFSC at St. Petersburg, 1 p.m. TODAY BOXING Boxcino Tournament Seminals 9 p.m. ESPN2 GOLF EuroPGA Maybank Malaysian Open 9 a.m. GOLF PGA Greater Gwinnett Championship 12:30 p.m. GOLF PGA RBC Heritage 3 p.m. GOLF LPGA LOTTE Championship 6:30 p.m. GOLF MLB Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 2 p.m. WGN N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUN SATURDAY BOXING Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov 9:30 p.m. SHOW COLLEGE BASEBALL LSU at Mississippi 2 p.m. SUN GOLF PGA RBC Heritage 1 p.m. GOLF PGA RBC Heritage 3 p.m. CBS PGA Great Gwinnett Championship 3 p.m. GOLF LPGA LOTTE Championship 6:30 p.m. GOLF MLB N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUN Chicago White Sox at Texas 8 p.m. WGN NBA PLAYOFFS Brooklyn at Toronto 12:30 p.m. ESPN Golden State at L.A. Clippers 3:30 p.m. ABC Atlanta at Indiana 7 p.m. ESPN Memphis at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. ESPN NHL PLAYOFFS Chicago at St. Louis 3 p.m. NBC SOCCER Hull City AFC vs. Arsenal FC 12:30 p.m. NBC SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD SNAP S HOT S SPORTS Nu-Hope Golf tournament AVON PARK NU-HOPE 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 shotgun 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 in formation, please contact Laurie Murphy at 382-2134 or MurphyL@nuhope.org or visit www.nuhopeeldercare. org Florida Hospital Clay Shoot OKEECHOBEE The Florida Hospital Heartland Clay Shoot will be held Friday, April 25, at the Quail Creek Plantation at 8:30 a.m. A continental break fast will be served at 8 a.m. at Quail Creek, locat ed at 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee. There will also be a homecooked BBQ lunch and fan tastic rafe and green bird prizes. There are four levels of sponsorships available, from Station Sponsor which in cludes advertising on course station signage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which in cludes registration for one shooter and lunch. The $500 Team Sponsor includes one four-man team, lunch, and advertis ing on banner displayed at lunch tents. The $2,500 Gold Sponsor includes one four-man team, cart and lunch, a ban ner hanging during event with company logo, com pany logo on yer/registra tion and all mail pieces, one station 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-person scramble with handicapped ights. Entry fee is $65 per per son, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. 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 gradu ates 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 an nounces 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. Fee is $360 and $15 sanc tioning 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. Cash prizes will be given to heaviest total of three bass, three trash sh, heavi est 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 guaran teed a shirt. To register, or for more in formation, contact Sarah Cleveland at (352) 214-9883, or Rebekah Wills at (863) 273-0208. SHS Summer of 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 swimmer, and family passes are avail able at $50 for rst fami ly member and $15 for each additional. The Summer Swim Program will again offer four instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight types of instruction: 1. Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no ex perience 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 neces sary skills to make swim ming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of diving. Fee is $50 for the twoweek session and students will be enrolled on a rst come, rst served basis. There will be no refunds after completion of registra tion 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. Sunrise Rotary Charity Golf SEBRING The Sebring Sunrise Rotary 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will tee off on Saturday, June 7, at Sun N Lake on the Turtle Run course. Format is a four-person Scramble with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $240 per team, which includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and on-course beverages. The Cohan Radio Group, SpringLake Hardware, Dixon Golf and the Alan Jay Automotive Network are Hole-In-One sponsors and Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center is a Trophy Sponsor. Other sponsorships are available, from a $100 hole sponsor, to a $160 hole sponsor which includes a single entry, and a $340 hole sponsor which includes a team entry. Sign-up is available online at www.sebringsunriserota ry.com Make checks payable to Sebring Sunrise Foundation, P.O. Box 1363, Sebring, FL 33871. National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB y-Toronto 48 34 .585 x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 New York 37 45 .451 11 Boston 25 57 .305 23 Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 Southeast W L Pct GB y-Miami 54 28 .659 x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 Orlando 23 59 .280 31 Central W L Pct GB z-Indiana 56 26 .683 x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 Detroit 29 53 .354 27 Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB z-San Antonio 62 20 .756 x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 Northwest W L Pct GB y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 Denver 36 46 .439 23 Utah 25 57 .305 34 Pacic W L Pct GB y-L.A. Clippers 57 25 .695 x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 L.A. Lakers 27 55 .329 30 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Wednesdays Games Indiana 101, Orlando 86 Charlotte 91, Chicago 86, OT Utah 136, Minnesota 130,2OT Oklahoma City 112, Detroit 111 Atlanta 111, Milwaukee 103 Memphis 106, Dallas 105, OT L.A. Lakers 113, San Antonio 100 New Orleans 105, Houston 100 Washington 118, Boston 102 Cleveland 114, Brooklyn 85 Philadelphia 100, Miami 87 New York 95, Toronto 92 Portland 110, L.A. Clippers 104 Phoenix 104, Sacramento 99 Golden State 116, Denver 112 NHL Daily Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday, April 16 Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 4 OT Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 Thursday, April 17 Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, late Chicago at St. Louis, late Minnesota at Colorado, late Los Angeles at San Jose, late Friday, April 18 Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Major League Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pct GB New York 9 6 .600 Toronto 8 6 .571 Baltimore 7 7 .500 1 Tampa Bay 7 8 .467 2 Boston 6 9 .400 3 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 6 5 .545 Chicago 8 7 .533 Cleveland 7 7 .500 Kansas City 6 7 .462 1 Minnesota 6 7 .462 1 West W L Pct GB Oakland 10 5 .667 Texas 8 7 .533 2 Seattle 7 7 .500 2 Los Angeles 7 8 .467 3 Houston 5 10 .333 5 Wednesdays Games Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, Chicago Cubs 0, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 2, Chicago Cubs 0, 2nd game Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 Texas 3, Seattle 2 Boston 6, Chicago White Sox 4, 14 innings Kansas City 6, Houston 4, 11 innings Toronto at Minnesota, ppd., rain L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 4, 12 innings Thursdays Games Cleveland at Detroit, late Toronto at Minnesota, 1st game, late Seattle at Texas, late N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, late Toronto at Minnesota, 2nd game, late Boston at Chicago White Sox, late Kansas City at Houston, late Fridays Games Toronto (Hutchison 1-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Detroit (Smyly 1-0), 7:08 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 1-1) at Boston (Lackey 2-1), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (C.Young 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Paulino 0-1) at Texas (M.Perez 2-0), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 1-1) at Kansas City (Vargas 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-1) at Oakland (Gray 2-0), 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pct GB Atlanta 10 4 .714 Washington 9 6 .600 1 New York 8 7 .533 2 Philadelphia 6 8 .429 4 Miami 6 10 .375 5 Central W L Pct GB Milwaukee 11 4 .733 St. Louis 9 6 .600 2 Pittsburgh 7 8 .467 4 Cincinnati 6 9 .400 5 Chicago 4 10 .286 6 West W L Pct GB San Francisco 10 5 .667 Los Angeles 9 6 .600 1 San Diego 7 8 .467 3 Colorado 7 9 .438 3 Arizona 4 14 .222 7 Wednesdays Games Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, Chicago Cubs 0, 1st game Milwaukee 5, St. Louis 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Arizona 2 Atlanta 1, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Yankees 2, Chicago Cubs 0, 2nd game Washington 6, Miami 3 San Diego 4, Colorado 2 San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Thursdays Games Atlanta at Philadelphia, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Colorado at San Diego, late Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late St. Louis at Washington, late Fridays Games Cincinnati (Simon 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (Sa mardzija 0-1), 2:20 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-1), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 2-0) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Harang 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (C.Young 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Pettibone 0-0) at Colorado (Chat wood 0-0), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (Miley 2-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-0), 10:10 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 0-2) at San Diego (T.Ross 1-2), 10:10 p.m. Golf Hammock The Golf Hammock Ladies played a Partners event on Wednesday April 16. First-place winners, with 61, were Florence Towell and Lor raine Friend, while Joyce Stan ley and Trudy Stowe carded a 63 for second. Third place, with 64, were Bonnie Nigh and Jeannie Five coat and there was a fourthplace tie at 65 between the duos of Ruth Harris and Alma Barefoot, Wanda Hastie and Jo Thornburg and Gladys Zitelli and Ellen Losse. Last Monday, April 14, the Mezza Group played a Team Scramble. First place was taken by the team of Rich Ramazetti (Jr.), Al len Matt and Ralph Pickering which shot a 10 under 62. Second place fell to the team of Paul Brown II, David Mulli gan, Bill Alesi and Jean Terrell which shot a 9 under 63. In third place, there was a ve-way tie at 7 under (65) be tween the team of Jack Schell, Rich Ramazetti (Sr.) and Dave Hankinson; Mike Lajiness, Billy Paar, Bob Wimmers and Frank Branca; Les Campbell, Curt Matterson, Bill Woudenberg and Jim Ruscher; Mike Anselm, Taff Brown, Ken Porter and Bob Colandrea; Ed Northrup, Terry Yandle, Joe Hamilton and Bob Fidlin. A good time was had by all. Next Monday, April 21, the Mezza Group will continue to play at Golf Hammock begin ning at 7:45 a.m. in our normal format of Pro-Am points. Please arrive early due to a big eld of players. For more information, or to join the group, call Pete at 3821280. Lake June West The Monday Ladies teed off on April 14 in an event with Joyce Swartz, Doris Weeks and Pat Asmus getting the win with a 43. Dueling 44s came in and had to go to a match of cards, deeming Annie Hall, Charlotte Mathew and Barbara Cash wor thy of second and putting Jane Roush, Eva Huffman, Beryll Hansen and Chris Heath in third. For closest to the pin, Weeks hit to 15-feet, 8-inches from No. 2 and Kathy Armstrong to 9-feet, 3-inches from No. 8. A Couples Scramble was played on Thursday, April 10. A pair of 51s were brought in, with rst place being award ed to the one carded by Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, Char lotte Mathew, Susie Bolten and Dennis and Diane Roush. Settling for second were Bon and Carol Cobert, Harry and Juane Roush and Bob and Elaine Orr. Finishing third, with a 53, were Orville and Eva Huffman, Brent and Beth Schumacher and Tom and Margo Schultz. In closest to the pin, Harry Roush hit to 11-feet, 11-inches from No. 4, Betty Billau to 10feet, 9-inches from No. 6 and Jane Roush to 5-feet, 6-inches from No. 2. Placid Lakes The Nick Sottile Memori al Golf Tournament was played on Saturday, April 12, with more than 100 golfers taking part. Getting the win in Low Gross for Flight 1 was the team of Dan Coomes, Darin Sapp, Mike Moore and Nathan Coomes with a -19. Winning Low Net for the ight, with a 46.6, were Jeff and Joel Webber, Leroy Kaylor and Steve Young. In Flight 2, Low Gross went to Smokey Smiling, Tom Nemeth and Mark and Dino Cram with a -11. Low Net went to Ricky Carha han, Taylor Wells, Logan Smith and Justin Duncan with a 45. Winning closest to the pin was Gene Spires, who drilled his shot on No. 13 to just 2-feet, 3-inches. Joel Weber got the nod for the closest to the line drive on No. 18. SNAP S HOT S GOLF

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www.newssun.com Friday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 AL#9756 Health Fair& Community Health CareWhen: Thursday, April 24 at 8AMAM Where: 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd. SebringThis event is open to the public to anyone who wishes to come. This event is open to the public to anyone who wishes to come. www.cpcommunities.com Most recently, Edge competed at NCA Inter national Classic in Day tona Beach and the Od yssey and Eternity teams brought home rst place trophies in their divisions. Eternity was also recog nized for a Judges Award for Outstanding Jumps. At the American Open Nationals earlier this month, Eternity was also crowned National Cham pions in Youth 4 with both Comets and Odyssey plac ing third and Innity plac ing fourth. At Bash Spirit in March, Novas received rst place and Genesis took home a second in Junior 1. Several weeks before, all eight of the teams traveled to Lakeland for Mardi Gras Nationals. The Twinkles, Comets, Innity, Eternity, Odys sey and Galaxy all brought home rst place and were crowned National Cham pions. Galaxy Spirit Sports Tampa in February and got rst place in Small Se nior 4, being crowned Na tional Champions as they kicked off their nationals season. In February, Eternity was chosen to travel to Atlanta and compete in the largest competition in the United States at Cheersport Na tionals, where they battled their way to a second in the Youth 4 division. The Edge All Stars have competed at several other State and Regional compe titions this season consis tently bringing home mul tiple top three spots. This has been one of the most successful seasons for the Edge in the 10 years they have been open. The Edge is looking for ward to the upcoming sea son as this one comes to an end and they start pre paring for Tryouts for the 2014-2015 season at the end of May. The Edge All Stars will be hosting their annual EDGE Cheer Expo this Fri day, April 18, at the High lands County Fair Conven tion Center. The show is open to the public to come see what these young athletes work so hard to perfect all sea son. In addition to the com petition teams, we will have our Recreation Cheer Class performing along with some special ty groups by our elite level athletes. There will be concession sold in addition to a vari ety of local vendors with booths, gift basket rafes, and more. The show begins at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:30. Tickets are being presold by All Stars or you can contact the EDGE at (863) 471-0085 for more infor mation. EDGE FROM PAGE A9 must eat). Myth 3: Bass dont feed when the water tempera ture is below 50F. Fact: False. Bass consume less food in cold water, but they still feed. Again, based on raising and lowering their metab olism, bass must eat more food, more often in warm water than in cold. Myth 4: You need to work lures very slowly when shing cold water because bass metabolism and swimming speed slows. Fact: False. Its always a good idea to try a slow retrieve, even dead-stick a lure, to entice a strike in cold water; but its not because a bass cant catch a fast-moving bait. Remember, in cold wa ter their metabolism slows down but there isnt a reel made that can burn a lip less crankbait faster than a bass can swim, even in cold water Myth 5: Remember the pH scale? Bass prefer water pH near 7. Fact: False. Bass can tolerate pH from 5 to 8.5, and they can grow and can be caught in waters throughout that range. The pH in most Florida bass lakes is 6 to 6.5 Myth 6: Bass feed when their stomach is empty. Fact: False. Bass are opportunistic feeders. They live to eat and re produce. Hunger has nothing to do with food in their stom ach. The bass brain signals hunger when levels of en ergy compounds like simple sugars or fats in their blood drop below a certain level. They may strike out of hunger but most often they strike a lure because it presents an easy target. REDS Friday Bass Tour nament on Istokpoga Beginning Friday, April 25, I will be running a weekly bass tournament on Lake Istokpoga from rst light until 1 p.m. Entry fee will be $25 per boat (one or two anglers) with an optional $10 BIG BASS pot. A one-time membership fee of $25 per angler will be required. Payback will be 100-pe recent, paying back one place for every ve boats entered. One to ve boats will pay 100% to rst place. Six-10 boats will pay 75% to rst and 25% to sec ond, 11-15 boats will pay 60% to rst, 25% to second and 15% to third and 16-20 boats will pay 55% to rst, 20% to second, 15% to third and 10% to fourth. State exemption certi cates will be issued for up to 30 shermen. Three-sh limit and a 12 minimum. You can pay at the ramp the morning of the tourna ment. Once paid, you may be gin shing. Come out and join us! Don Norton is a professional tour nament bass sherman, bass sh ing guide, and custom rod builder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod build ing company appropriately named The American Fisherman. He is also the owner of REDS II, a full-ser vice shing tackle store located at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can reach him at 863-2734998 or by email at donorton13@ gmail.com. Visit his REDS FISHING facebook page or his website at theamericansherman.com. or stop by the store to see him anytime. BASS FROM PAGE A9 high jump (6-feet, 2-inch es) and long jump (21feet, 9.25-inches), and Gary Demarest taking second in the shot put (39-feet, 9.75 inches) and winning the discus (127feet, 8.5-inches). Events that will see more than one Blue Streak competing at re gionals include the 1,600, with Eric Foster, Dami an Foster and Malcolm Holdman, and the 3,200 with both Fosters. Jarvis Bridges will be joining Blount in the high jump, while Donte Sav age will join him in the long jump. Desmond Edwards and Alex Colon will represent Sebring in the triple jump and Byron Cobb, Jo seph Piccione and Mitch ell Winslow took the top three spots for the Streaks in the pole vault. The totals werent quite as impressive for the Lady Streaks, who placed fth, 12 points behind Winter Haven for fourth and well off the 236-point total of winning Kathleen. But a few did advance to compete in regionals. Kaytlyn Cooper quali ed in the 3,200-meter run as did the 4X800 re lay team that took fourth, leaning across the line one-half second ahead of Auburndale. Anna Freitas cleared seven feet in the pole vault to take fourth and move on. Two Lady Streaks quali ed in the discus as De nise Constant and She liah Harris took second and third, respectively. The Region 2-3A meet takes place Wednesday, April 23, at Lake Minneo la High School, beginning at 10 a.m. STREAKS FROM PAGE A9 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Anna Freitas clears the bar here and would qualify for regionals in the pole vault for the Lady Streaks. Daniel pitched very well again and is now 9-0 for the season. Considering the win moves the Devils to 18-4 on the year, and Simons represents half of the teams wins in this, his in augural varsity season. Avon Park closed out the regular season Thursday, against DeSoto at Head Field before readying to host the District 9-4A Tournament next week. Game action begins Monday, with Lake Plac id facing Frostproof at 7 p.m., while the topseeded Devils will have an opening-round bye and face the winner Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. DEVILS FROM PAGE A9 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun les Tyrone Perry paced the Red Devil offense Tuesday, collecting three hits, scoring three runs and driving in three. BY DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com District tournament losses ended the seasons for both the Sebring and Lake Placid softball teams on Tuesday. At Hardee, Blue Streak senior Alison Hoffner belted a home run in her nal Sebring game, but it wasnt enough to keep pace with the Wildcats who took a 12-5 win to move to the District 115A title game. And while McKeel had been dominant in their most recent win against Lake Placid, Tuesdays contest in Frostproof saw the Dragons give them all they could handle. Fighting tooth-and-nail to reach the District 9-4A championship game, Lake Placids Holly Krett held the Lady Wildcats off the board, though so did McKeel starter McKen zie Nix. Through seven innings it stayed scoreless, then on through the eighth and ninth. But it was Nix that helped her own cause, drove in the games only run and moved McK eel out of the Dragons clutches. Softball seasons come to an end

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com Wahlquist MGMT Corp., Little Rock, ARRETIREMENT RELINQUISHMENT ACCESSORIES LIVING ROOM BEDROOM FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 10 A.M. TILL 6 P.M. LOCATION: USHER FURNIUTRE, 6300 US HWY 27 N. in SEBRING, FL (863) 382-2423 DINING ROOM RECLINERS MATTRESS SETS OCCASIONALS AND MORE DISCOUNTS ADDITIONAL NAME BRANDS AT UNHEARD OF PRICES ALL ITEMS SOLD ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS SO BE EARLY FOR THE BEST SELECTION! TERMS OF SALE: CASH, CHECK, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, LONG TERM FINANCIING PRICES PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR OPEN OFFERS ACCEPTED Notice is hereby given that Mrs. Usher of Usher Furniture, 6300 US Hwy 27 N., in Sebring, FL is retiring. Its Over! Today Usher Furniture will open it's doors for their final task. At that time, liquidation shall commence until all merchandise has been sold. This is an official Retirement Relinquishment Event and all purchased items must be removed from the premises as of immediately. 6300 US HWY 27 N.SEBRING, FL

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LIVING BFriday, April 18, 2014 Photo courtesy of Getty Images Family Features The winter of 2014 was a wake-up call for home-owners facing higher-than-normal heating costs. With polar vortex cold sweeps, heavy snowfalls and ice blizzards affecting much of the country, en-ergy prices for electri city, gas and oil have increased. Propane prices have skyrocketed due to scarcity of supplies, leading some governors to declare a state of emergency. The hefty costs of heating and coolingMany homeowners, concerned that energy pric-es for air condi tion ing this summer could be just as high, followed by yet another tough winter, are look-ing for alternative sources for heating and cooling. Higher performing, energy-efcient heating and cool-ing products are available, but they are still depen-dent on fossil fuels. Renewable forms of energy like solar and wind wont solve the problem. Such sources dont work all the time and require backup in the form of a conven tional heating-cooling system, so the de-pendence on high cost fossil fuels remains. Energy from the ground upHowever, there is a viable renewable solution. Its called geo thermal and its energy source is the very earth beneath our feet. Because the earth absorbs 50 percent of the suns energy more than 500 times more energy than mankind needs every year there is an abundant power source in the earth to tap for heating and cooling. Geothermal systems transfer this heat from a home during the cooling season and re-turn it to the earth during the heating season. Geo-thermal is possible because the temperature of the earth at 4 to 6 feet below ground remains relatively constant year-round. A geothermal system is the answer to todays and tomorrows high energy prices, says Lyndal Moore, National Geothermal Sales Manager for Bosch, a manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps. But thats just the beginning. Homeowners and home buyers need to consider the long-term benets of living in a home equipped with a geothermal system. Its not just the return on investment that should be considered, but rather the comfort, quietness, longevity and envi-ronmentally friendly nature of geothermal.How geothermal systems workA geothermal system is accomplished through the installation of whats called a heat exchange loop in the ground, either directly beneath a house or in the homeowners yard. If a well or pond is available, the loop can be in-stalled in the water and connected to the house in the same manner. This in-ground or water-source loop is connected to one or more heat pumps inside the house. In the winter, the uid circulating through the earth loop or water source absorbs stored heat from the ground and carries it indoors. The geothermal heat pumps compress the heat to a higher temperature and distribute it throughout the home. In the summer, the process reverses and the cooler earth absorbs the heat from the home, returning cooler u-id to the heat pump. This is typically cooler than the outside temperatures, providing a reduced load for air conditioning the home. Significant savings for homeownersThe geothermal system uses a small amount of elec-tricity to run the heat pumps, so homeowners will see a sizeable reduction in the cost of energy for heating and cooling each year. Geothermal systems are recog-nized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the most efcient heating-cooling system of all (saving up to 70 percent on energy bills) and they come with a federal tax incentive rebate of 10 percent of total in-stall costs which can be com bined with state and local incentives that can save up to 40 per cent of the total cost of the system. Most of the cost to install a geothermal system is centered on the costs to drive bore holes into the earth and the installation of the loop. Thereafter, op-erating costs are typically low enough to show a re-turn on investment within a decade or less. The loop infrastruc ture lasts around half a century and the heat pump, which has few moving parts, has an operating life expectancy of 25 years. With a geothermal system, there is no fossil fuel use, no green house gas emissions, few maintenance is-sues, and because the loop is underground and the heat pumps are located inside the house, the system is not susceptible to weather or storm damage. Plus, geothermal systems are exceptionally quiet in opera-tion. Bosch Thermotechnology manufactures geother-mal heat pumps for use in residential and commer-cial-size buildings. A focus on geothermal for Bosch is in keeping with the inter national com panys commit-ment to preserving the environment and creating a sustainable future for our children. For more informa-tion on geo thermal systems, visit www.boschheatin-gandcooling.com. To view a video presentation from Bosch explaining geother mal click on www.BoschGeo.com.Homeowners can cut costs with geothermalHorizontal ground loop systems are used where there is suf-cient space. Vertical ground loop systems are used where space is limited.A geothermal system is accomplished through the installation of whats called a heat exchange loop in the ground either directly beneath a house or in the homeowners yard.

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com PUZZLE CORNER JAKE CO YLEAP Film WriterHAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Jo-hansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singular-ity when articial intel-ligence surpasses human smarts is indeed com-ing, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars. First-time director Wally Psters Transcendence isnt so much the Him to Spike Jonzes Her as its a more dystopian vision of the meeting of human consciousness and com-puter intelligence. It turns out that when computers get sophisticated, worse things can happen than Joaquin Phoenix getting his feelings hurt. But whereas Her was playful and person-al about familiar futur-istic concepts, Tran-scendence is clunky and lifeless. Its like the movie version of a paranoid TED talk. In the early scenes of Transcendence, Dr. Will Caster (a disappoint-ingly sleepy Depp) is a TED-style master of the universe, speaking con-dently in front of large video screens to eager lis-teners about neurolo-gy and articial intelli-gence. But there are also protesters to his poten-tially all-powerful inven-tion: the Physically Inde-pendent Neural Network (PINN), an early articial intelligence propelled by a room full of computers that Caster believes could, among other things, cure cancer. An assassination at-tempt with a radiationlaced bullet leaves Caster with weeks to live. Des-perate to keep his mind alive, his loyal, sycophan-tic wife and fellow re-searcher Evelyn (Rebec-ca Hall) uploads Casters brain to a PC with PINN hardware. Helping her is their good friend and col-league Max (Paul Bettany, serving as narrator). But as anyone with an iPhone knows, software updates can be tragic. The transfer is nished just as Caster dies. Soon enough, the screen ickers to life, rst with a few typed words and then seemingly Casters full personality, in voice and pixel form. Alert to their plan, antitech activists (led by Kate Mara) are simultaneous-ly descending. In the cha-os, Max begins to realize theyve created a highspeed Frankenstein an epiphany lost on the mourning Evelyn, who ees after uploading Cast-er to the Internet. He im-mediately spreads across the Web (he calls Evelyn on her phone) and begins seeking more computing power. It takes a long time for Transcendence to build to this moment, when perhaps it should have be-gun here in the rst place. But it feels like a sudden-ly intriguing crossroads. Where will this terrifyingly digital Depp go? If you answered: to a desert town to build an underground data center for development of radi-cal tissue regeneration techniques, guarded by a creepy army of networkconnected, superhuman zombies then your al-gorithms are more ad-vanced than mine. Yet the urgency and in-telligence of Transcen-dence isnt articial. It feels sincerely animated by the frightful questions it poses about computing power and interconnect-edness. Pster, making his di-rectorial debut after years as a cinematographer of-ten teamed with direc-tor Christopher Nolan (a Transcendence produc-er), doesnt exhibit a sure hand with dialogue or a feel for the rhythm of his narrative. Neither does the lm have the distinc-tive form of his prior pho-tography work, most nota-bly The Dark Knight. (In imagery, Transcendence pales in comparison to the sumptuous sciof the re-cent Under the Skin.) But, as in Nolans In-ception, Pster, working from a script by rst-time screenwriter Jack Paglen, shows an instinct to drive the genre elements to-ward a more personal sto-ry. Transcendence ul-timately hinges on the relationship of Caster and Evelyn. The excellent Hall, look-ing a bit confused by what shes gotten herself into, does her best to emotion-ally ground Psters in-creasingly unfocused and heavy-handed story. Just as in science, noble intentions can lead talent-ed artistic minds astray, too.Pfisters sci-fi Transcendence comes across like a clunky T E D talk AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Peter MountaiThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Morgan Freeman, from left, Cillian Murphy, and Rebecca Hall in a scene from Transcendence.DEAR ABBY: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a brown noser? She did it again yesterday at a staff meet-ing in front of my boss and another assistant. It was the third time she has said it. She is gruff and rude, and several people have complained to me about her attitude. Should I address her comments during her next employee evaluation, or would it be better to speak to her privately? THE BOSS IN LAKELANDDEAR BOSS: Talk to her privately and tell her what she said is insult-ing, not funny and you dont want it to be repeat-ed. Then, put a note about her disrespectful attitude and poor judgment in her personnel le. And by all means revisit the sub-ject at her next evaluation. She should also be made aware that people have complained about her rudeness. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I spent a lot of mon-ey ying to our grand-nephews bar mitzvah. We stayed in a hotel and spent the weekend cele-brating with the family. During the last event, a Sunday brunch, my wife was approached by her penny-pinching sister the grandmother who asked her to co-sponsor the brunch. My wife, who is naive regarding nan-cial matters, agreed with-out consulting me. A few days later, we re-ceived an email with an amount that is far more than I want to pay. Had I known in advance, we would have skipped the brunch. How should we proceed? ON THE HOOK IN AUSTINDEAR ON THE HOOK: Your sister-in-law is a walking denition of the word chutzpah. Your wife was wrong to obligate you without rst making sure you agreed. That said, you have two choices: Re-fuse to share the cost of the brunch, which will embarrass your wife and cause hard feelings in the family, or grit your teeth, write a check and hope your wife has learned an expensive lesson.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.Assistant needs attitude adjustment DE A R ABB YJeanne Phillips MOVIE REVIEW CRITI C S R A TING: Solution on B5

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com HEALTHY LIVING Dear Pharmacist: I am 90 pounds overweight and just began taking the medication Xenical. Is there another drug that works better than this? Are there any supplements you recommend? J.M., Dallas Answer: Kudos to you for getting on the path to wellness. This topic could encompass an entire book and if there was one easy answer it would be great, but theres not. There isnt a medication that I recommend for weight loss, although the orlistat (Xenical) is commonly prescribed to assist in weight loss. It is not a fat burner. It is a fat blocker. It reduces intestinal fat absorption by blocking an enzyme called lipase. One way to prevent fat in the rst place is to keep your cortisol levels down. Cortisol will rise in the presence of chronic stress, fear and grief and the hormone contributes to belly fat. You can evaluate cortisol and other adrenal hormones with urine and saliva tests. Theres probably no faster way to lose weight than to just eat meats, veggies and nuts/seeds and drink only water, tea or coffee. Testing your thyroid is important because that is often very low, despite normal blood tests. Leptin resistance can cause you to hold on to weight, and leptin can be measured via blood tests too. How to test your thyroid and leptin is discussed in my new book, Thyroid Healthy. When you have adequate levels of thyroid hormone, you can turn food into fuel. As for supplement aids, there are only a handful that can assist you, and I want you talk to your practitioner(s) before taking anything new, because I dont know whats right for you. Ive included a partial list here and if you want the extended version of this article, please come to my website, www.SuzyCohen.com. In no particular order: Tyrosine An amino acid that is considered a gentle appetite suppressant. It helps you make thyroid hormone, which regulates metabolism and burns fat. Turning calories into energy is important. Unburned calories equals stored fat on you. Tyrosine helps you make dopamine, a happy neurotransmitter that in uences appetite. You often see this compound in thyroid supplements and diet aids. Phenylalanine An amino acid that helps you make tyrosine (see above) while also triggering the release of CCK (cholecystokinin), a compound that helps you feel full. Its what we call a satiety hormone. People often take this amino acid before meals. If you take tyrosine, you would not need this and visa versa. People with phenylketonuria should never take this supplement. Avocado extract It comes as a capsule, tablet or powder. Its a gentle appetite suppressant and people say it reduces carb cravings. It should improve your glutathione status. Glutathione is a major liver antioxidant that you want more of. Cumin A spice you can buy at any store that some tout as a natural appetite suppressant activity. Sprinkle it on food. Peppermint tea Drinking peppermint tea with your meal could help you reduce appetite, but be careful it may exacerbate re ux.Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www.suzycohen.com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition.Curb your hunger the right way MetroWhile there are drugs that may help, the fastest and best way to lose weight is to eat a diet loaded with lean meat, fruit and nuts. DEAR PHARMACISTSuzy Cohen Telemedicine has been making news lately as the legislature decides if the doctors need to be licensed in Florida or just the state they are practicing in. What is telemedicine? Medical data is transferred from the location of the patient to a remote physician via telephone lines, Internet or dedicated networks. Telemedicine started 40 years ago to help hospitals and doctors in remote and sometimes inaccessible areas (think Alaska and Montana). Patients could be treated by local doctors with advice from remote specialists. With the predicted doctor shortages as the Baby Boomers age, it is seen as a way for doctors to practice more ef ciently and treat more patients. Remote patient monitoring can bene t patients with sleep apnea, COPD, diabetes and congestive heart failure. The patient has an inhome monitor via the Internet. The monitor prompts the patient to check vital signs specific to their medical diagnosis such as blood pressure or oxygen levels in the blood at intervals set by their primary care doctor. The monitor may also ask questions about such things as diet, pain or depression. If vital signs are outside those expected, then the patients primary care doctor is noti ed. This is very cost efcient and has been shown in numerous studies to decrease readmissions after hospital discharge and to improve access for older or disabled patients who have dif culty getting to the doctors of ces. Medicare has recognized the savings from diagnosing disease early and from preventing hospital re-admissions and will pay for the monitoring, as well as the physician, for these televisits. In a 12-month period in 2012-13, 10 million Americans bene ted directly from telemedicine services. Emergency rooms, especially in rural areas, are beginning to bene t from telemedicine services. Radiologists have been reading X-rays immediately, without having to come to the hospital, for years. Until recently, these were local radiologists who took turns taking call for those lms requiring immediate interpretation. More recently, mega groups have been formed to interpret Xrays that may have been taken in another state. This is the type of thing the legislature is trying to address. Emergency departments (ED) have also used telemedicine to consult neurologists before giving clot busters such as TpA to decrease permanent damage in stroke victims. There is a relatively short time window for these to be effective. Bleeding strokes, such as those due to aneurysms, must be differentiated from those caused by clots as TpA will worsen these. The neurologist can review scans, see the exam (as done by ED doctor) and help make an early diagnosis. A study of psychiatrists doing ED exams remotely was found, in one recently reported study, to be as accurate as those done by in-person interviews by a psychiatrist. In Highlands County, where we have limited mental health resources, this may be a way to increase availability at an affordable cost. Several big health insurance companies are experimenting with online networks where sick patients can speak to and be seen via computer by a doctor 24 hours a day. For less severe problems, the patient may be able to get immediate treatment and avoid a costly, timeconsuming emergency room visit. They can also receive advice or treatment input, so they can wait until seeing their primary care doctor the next day. This will become increasingly useful as our ERs become overcrowded. Telemedicine is improving medical care and even bringing house calls back.Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists offering specialty care close to home with a concentration on healing shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. She is certi ed by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. For more information, please visit http://handshoulder-specialist.com or call (863) 382-7777. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition.Remote control medicine GUEST COLUMNDr. Diana Carr Special to the News-SunAce Homecare has set up a number of community outreach activities for next week: Monday 10 a.m., Town & Country Mobile Home Park (Sebring), health fair; 1:15 p.m., Maranatha Manor Assisted Living Facility (Music/Motion). Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Lake Placid Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair. Wednesday 9 a.m., Avon Park Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair. Thursday 9 a.m., Fair Haven Apartments NuHope Meal Site (Sebring), health fair; 11:30 a.m., Placid Lakes Social Circle (Lake Placid), health fair. Friday 9:30 a.m., The Groves at Victory Park NuHope Meal Site (Sebring), health fair. All programs are free of charge and are open to the public. For more information, call Ace Homecare at 385-7058.Ace Homecare outreach programs Start and end your week with us!Wednesday. Friday. Sunday.863-385-6155 2227 US 27 Sebring, FL 33870

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 RELIGION Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Holy Week services contin-ue with Service Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. on Good Friday with Pastor Sharon Dorr. St. Agnes Episcopal Church will host the 7 p.m. Saturday Easter Vigil with Agape. Easter Sunday service will be with Dorr and Deacon Dave Thoresen.Avon Park Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Easter Sunday Worship will celebrate with a Congregational Easter Cantata. Together the con-gregation and the narra-tor will tell the story of the events leading up to and beyond the Crucixion and into the Resurrection. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 453-5334 or email avon-parkchristianchurch@ yahoo.com with any questions or to request information.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Such Earthshaking News?!!!? on Sunday. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. For more infor-mation, call 471-2663 or search online at christlu-theranavonpark.org.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message ti-tled Resurrection at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING For the Easter celebration, Pastor Cecil Hess will preach on The Disciples Rose Too! Special music will be of-fered by the choir and a male quartet. The service is non-de-nominational. The church meets at Buttonwood Bay, on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For information, call 382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the ser-mon, Danny Boy, Shout for Joy, on Sunday. Scripture comes from John 20:1-18. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanue-lucc.com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Sunday morning, Pastor Bill Cole will preach Christ is Alive; Are You? from the books of 1 Corinthians and Romans. There will be no evening services Sunday. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave. To listen to Faith Baptist Sunday morning sermons or for more information, visit the website at www.faith-baptistchurchLP.com or call the church ofce at 465-0060.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The church celebrates The Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter Sunday. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliver his sermon titled Its Great To Be Alive In Christ! L.I.F.T. Ladies In Faith/Fellowship Togethers study is called Let Hope In. The study for Monday will be on But Now ... Victory. The biblical text is from 1 Corinthians 15:20-28. Because of Jesus resur-rection, death cannot de-feat you. At 10 a.m. Tuesday the ladies will start a Beth Moore study on Daniel. This will be a six-week study. One of the rst week questions are what are some parallels be-tween ancient Babylon and the western cul-ture that seek to hold us captive? For more informa-tion on any event, check the churchs Facebook page at facebook.com/ FaithLutheranSebring.First Baptist Church Avon ParkRev. Jon Becks sermon on Sunday will be He Is Risen. There will be no evening service. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more infor-mation, call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineLAKE PLACID Easter services at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, begins with SONrise Service at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 9:15 a.m. with Bible study following. Morning worship begins with the choir presenting an Easter Cantata celebrating our Risen Savior! There will be no Sunday evening service this week. The church is halfway between Sebring and Lake Placid just off of U.S. 27. For further information call 655-1524.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING Good Friday service is at 10 a.m. and Easter Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. The pas-tors sermon for Sunday is Jesus Rises From the Dead. Fellowship Easter din-ner will follow Sunday worship. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Childrens Church. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 for information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons ser-mon is titled That Which is Called Out based on Hebrews 12:18-24. The choirs introit will be I Come to the Cross and the anthem will be See, What a Morning/Crown Him. The adult Sunday School class is using the denominational quarter-ly featuring lessons from the book of Matthew. Sundays lesson is ti-tled Good News for All the Nations based on Matthew 27:62-28:20. On Tuesday, Johnson will attend the Presbytery meeting in Bartow. There will be no Bible study Wednesday as Johnson will be attending a Board of Stewardship meeting in North Carolina. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrand Street). If you have questions, call the church at 4533242 or check out the website at avonparkap-church.com or check out the Avon Park Chamber website.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peer will preach a ser-mon titled Hes Alive! on Sunday during the Easter Sunday Worship Service. The Deacons will meet at 4 p.m. Monday. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850107 for information.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING On this Easter Sunday, Pastor John Bryant will bring the mes-sage with the adult vocal ensemble providing the special music. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church ofce for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Tuesday Home Bible study will continue the series, Shadow To Image. Call the church ofce at 658-2534 for directions and other details. The church meets at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, one block behind Aspen Dental, then follow signs.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Easter Sunday celebrates Alive For Evermore. Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be What a Difference!! with scrip-ture from I Corinthians 15:1-11. The service will include the Heartland singers mu-sical, Jesus is Alive, di-rected by Greg Thomas, and George Kelly singing Risen Again. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 3149693 for information.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Memorial invites all chil-dren to come and bring their Easter basket and join together for an Easter Egg hunt. There will be crafts, egg decorating, food, and lots of fun. Memorial will host the Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association Community Sunrise Easter Service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Provided seating is lim-ited. Everyone is invited to come and bring a lawn chair. The service will be on the lawn overlooking Lake Clay. Memorials pas-tor, Tim Haas, will preach Running in Circles using John 20:1-10. Several other clergy and sing-er Bill Lewis will also participate. Haas will use John 20:11-18 for the sermon, The First Witness, at the Traditional and the Contemporary Services. No youth activities will be held Sunday.New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS/WELS)SEBRING Pastor Luke John Willitz will preach Sunday from Matthew 28:1-10. The theme of his sermon is Glory Hidden in the Saviors Triumph. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 3725 Hammock Road.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING Easter Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 a.m. The regular wor-ship services will be held throughout the day. The 10 a.m. Bible lesson, The Resurrection of the King, is taken from Hosea 6 and Luke 24. Pastor Jim Skaggs will bring the message. Sunday, April 27 will be the end-of-the-month sing and fellowship time. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 3823552 for information.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Easter Sunday, Pastor Ronald De Genaro Jr.s sermon topic will be Have You Seen the Lord? Biblical reference is from John 20:1-18.Sparta Road Baptist ChurchSEBRING An Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday. A celebration of the res-urrection of Jesus Christ will include participation of the Alliance Church of Sebring and the Living Waters Church of God. Steve Hagen, pastor of the Alliance Church of Sebring, will bring the message. A continental breakfast will be available following the service. The church is at 4400 Sparta Road. Call 382-0869 for information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Sunrise service is at 7 a.m. on the east lawn of the church (weather permitting). Dedication of the new stain-glass cross and ame will be after the ser-vice; followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall. The pastors sermon is Christianity is an Easter Religion. There will be no fellowship following the regular Sunday service. The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. SNAP S HOT S CHURCH SERVICES Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Associa-tion will have the Easter Sunrise Service at Me-morial United Meth-odist Church again this year. It is a beautiful site to see the sunrise over the lake below from the lawn on the north side of the church. The service will be-gin at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Ray Culpepper, from the Eastside Chris-tian Church, serves as president of the minis-ters group this year. He will have the invocation and welcome everyone. Bill Lewis and Skook Wright, of Eastside, will sing Then Came the Morning. Lew-is is a traveling evange-list holding daily noon services at First Baptist Church through Good Friday. The congrega-tion will sing Christ the Lord is Risen Today, written by Charles Wes-ley. Pastor Tim Haas, of the host church, will read Jeremiah 31:31-34 from the Bible. The of-fering received will be equally divided between Manna Ministry of Lake Placid and the New Tes-tament Mission of Se-bring. The hymn of glory will be He Lives, writ-ten by Alfred H. Ack-ley. The gospel reading will be John 20:1-10 and the message by Pastor Tim Haas is titled Run-ning in Circles. The congregation will sing Because He Lives by William J. and Gloria Gaither. Churches sharing are participating include Eastside Christian, Bill Lewis Ministries, Me-morial Methodist, First Presbyterian, and the chaplain of Florida Hos-pital, Lake Placid. The community is in-vited to bring a lawn chair and come and share. Some chairs will be set up by the host church. The ministers meet on the third Tuesday from September through May, at the Florida Hos-pital in Lake Placid.Easter sunrise service set in LP The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 3856155, ext. 596.ANGLIC ANNew Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. Sun-day Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Commu-nion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pas-toral and Spiritual.ASSEMBL Y OF G ODChrist Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Await-ing His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morn-ing Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Eve-ning Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park Lakes Baptist Church, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery fa-cilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible class-es at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednes-days, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.betha-nybaptistap.com or call the church ofce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Wor-ship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Max-well St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Wor-ship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Ser-vice, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Tele-phone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: ofce@apfellowship.org; Web site, www.ap-fellowship.org. First Baptist Church of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, His-panic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Wor-ship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Wor-ship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both servic-es. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mis-sion Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. His-panic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bi-ble study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at www.fbcap.net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both ser-vices with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meet-ing at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all chil-dren. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Know-ing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday ser-vices Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contem-porary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Fam-ily dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reserva-tions required). Prayer meeting, Youth Inter-sections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School be-gins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday wor-ship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., fol-lowed by adult choir rehearsal. From Septem-ber the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the minis-tries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, se-nior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associ-ate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool direc-tor. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blend-ed Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com Florida A venue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Gird-ley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sun-day Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. Independent Baptist Church, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday wor-ship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 808 Gar-denia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Wor-ship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Eve-ning Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morn-ing Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Wel-come to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Afliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For infor-mation, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kinder-garten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Vil-lage II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednes-day Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Ser-vice, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHOLICOur Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vig-il Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (Sep-tember to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hick-ory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing ad-dress: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 3850049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, ofce@stcathe.com; website, www. stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing, Princi-pal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Se-bring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Fri-day. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., fr-jose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assist-ing Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; De-cons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHED-ULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Fam-ily Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Satur-day and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placid-view Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sun-day 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Sat-urday Vigil 4 p.m. Weekdays 9 a.m. Holy days 9:30 a.m. (Vigil evening before at 7 p.m.) First Saturday of each month: Healing Mass, 9 a.m.C HR IST I A NCornerstone Christian Church, (Sax-on Hall) 1003 W. Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion avail-able each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellow-ship Group. For more information call 4537679. Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Ham-mock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Marvin, Child-rens Director. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR IST I A N & MISS IO N ARY A LLI A NC EThe Alliance Church of Sebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednes-day Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C HUR C H OF BRETHRE NChurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.CHUR CH OF CHR I STA von Park Church of Christ, 200 S. For-est Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered class-es for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Heartland church of Christ, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 4022159. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bi-ble class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website www.thelord-sway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Se-bring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C HUR C H OF GODChurch on the Ridge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sun-day, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C HUR C H OF N AZARE N EFirst Church of the Nazarene of A von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 338251118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. Church of the Nazarene of Lake Plac-id, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pend-ing. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C HUR C HES OF C HR I ST IN C HR IST I A N U NIO N Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blos-som Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eterni-ty. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church ac-tivities at same time for K-6 grade. Sun-day School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednes-day evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP I S C OPA LEpiscopal Church of the Redeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Mo-tor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sun-day services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and wor-ship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at redeemeravon-park.com. Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 664-9668 or 453-5664. St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Fa-ther Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucha-rist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bi-ble study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Epis-copal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sun-day, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sun-day Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Wor-ship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NG E LIC A L FREE C HUR C H OF AMER IC AThe Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednes-days. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teach-ing of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com. Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunder-bird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednes-day services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all ser-vices, and there are variosu other class-es for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org.IN DEPE N DE N TFirst Christian Church, 1016 W. Cam-phor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.rstchristi-anap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Se-nior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Wor-ship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.IN TERDE N OM IN AT I O N A L World Harvest and Restoration Minis-tries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 4529777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sun-day School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meet-ing/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L UTHERANAtonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sha-ron Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and san-dals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. Christ Lutheran Church A von Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Wor-ship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with tradition-al Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come wor-ship and fellowship with us. For informa-tion call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark. org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 3857848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Traditional Worship Ser-vice: 8 a.m.; Sunday Praise Worship Ser-vice: 10:30 a.m.; Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:15 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include week-ly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warmly wel-come in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Luther-an Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Se-bring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bi-ble Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. So-cial activities: Choir, Missions, Evange-lism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangeli-cal Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Wor-ship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www. newlifesebring.com. Resurrection Lutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sun-day worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following 10:30 a.m. service. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Com-munion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T rinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Com-munion each rst and third Sunday. Chil-drens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal MidWeek Services each Wwednesday eve-ning during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. Other ac-tivities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.N O N -DE N OM IN AT I O N A LBible Fellowship Church, 3750 Ham-mock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed rst and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church of-ce 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An inde-pendent community church. Sunday morn-ing worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pas-tor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian T raining Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Chris-tian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadown -ing@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associ-ate minister, caseydowning@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctmforme.com Crossroads of Life,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine ap-pointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we re-ceive His provision along with His per-fect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Faith & Familylife Worship Center, Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden trea-sures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Sparta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for every-day challenges through our multicultur-al worship services available on Sun-days at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who at-tend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your rst visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will nd; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very im-portant, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing theffwc@ gmail.com. Our mission at Faith & Fami-lylife is centered around Restoring Lives, Families and Communities. Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:307:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church, a ca-sual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings Church of Sebring, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Be-gin your week with us. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tues-day, 7 p.m. More information at www.juan-itafolsomministries.com. Union Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional wor-ship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Ti-ger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. Unity Life Enrichment Centre,new lo-cation, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.uni-tyofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Cel-ebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Book-store and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life En-richment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Cony-er, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. RELIGION

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www.newssun.comFriday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional ser-vice, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednes-day evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato. net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Ofce hours: 8:3012:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email: faith@ strato.net, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:306:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 6550713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 3829092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www. salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor John A. Bryant. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap. org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring. org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuelucc.com.P LACES T O WO RS HI P RELIGION A certain young boy who was fond of swim-ming was dared to swim a distance of ve miles. Al-though the lad had nev-er gone more than a half mile in his life, he agreed to the challenge. As he passed the rst half-mile, he naturally began to lose his wind. Very soon, his heart began to pound, he gasped for breath, and his face assumed a look of ag-ony. He started to realize that maybe he had made a mistake. Just as he was about to give up, he drew a deep breath. That deep breath was followed by anoth-er and still another. Sud-denly, his troubles were gone. He had received his second wind. He had never before experienced this sudden surge of en-ergy, but he used his newfound strength to pro-pel him on and on, and he nished the ve miles. He was exhausted, but he was also overowing with a joy and condence he had never felt before. With their spiritual lives, some people today are like the little boy in the sto-ry. They are basically good people who believe in God and try to do what is right, but they have never tru-ly experienced what it is like to lean on the Lord for strength. They simply look to themselves for whatev-er they need, never realiz-ing their full, spiritual po-tential. Paul understood what it was like to lean on the Lord for spiritual strength. He wrote in Philippians 4:12, 13, I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, wheth-er living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Whenever life gets you down and you are feel-ing spiritually drained, remember Pauls secret: Lean on the Lord Jesus Christ for your spiritu-al second wind. He will help you nish the race with an overowing joy and condence.Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Se-bring Parkway. On the Internet vis-it www.sebringcoc.com, or e-mail sebringparkway@sebringcoc.com.Getting your second wind K EVIN S K OMMENTSKevin Patterson Sebring Ward hosts Easter FiresideSEBRING The Sebring Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites all who would like to at-tend a special Fireside at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday. The Fireside will be showing a video of Handels Messiah, a re-cent special Easter con-cert by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It will be shown on a large screen. The church address is 3235 Grand Prix Drive in the vicinity of Walmart in Sebring.Alzheimers is topic of luncheon at Faith LutheranSEBRING Cindy Canales with the Alzheimers AssociationFlorida Gulf Coast Chapter, will be at Faith Lutheran Church, 2740 Lakeview Drive, dur-ing the potluckat noon Tuesday. She will be speaking on the basics of Alzheimers disease, what it is and what you can do. The Flordia Gulf Coast Chapter has many ben-ets the chapter offers. Find out more about Alzheimers and what the local chapter has to offer. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapters Memory Mobile is the only mo-bile support, preven-tion and education ser-vice delivery vehicle in the country. The Memory Mobile provides out-reach education, care consultations, memory screenings and caregiver education targeting tar-geting low income, rural, isolated and/or inner city people living with Alzheimers disease and their caregivers. The Memory Mobile will be at the Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Free memo-ry screenings and infor-mation about demen-tia will be distributed. To schedule the Memory Mobile for an event, call 1-800-272-3900.Beth Moores study on Daniel beginsSEBRING Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy is a study by Beth Moore and lo-cally hosted by Faith Lutheran Church. Join Moore in a faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with in-tegrity in todays self-ab-sorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pres-sures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials. The rst portion, from Daniel chapters 1-6, deals with Daniels life as he faced the kind of pressures and tempta-tions Christians encoun-ter today. Daniel models how to develop endur-ing integrity in an entic-ing world. The second portion, chapters 7-12, explores thrilling proph-ecies from the time of Daniel through the sec-ond coming of Jesus Christ. The study begins Tuesday at 10 a.m., run-ning 90 minutes to two hours. The participant is responsible for their own book (church can order). This non-de-nominational study is open to the communi-ty. Call 385-7848 or 4143260 for information. Faith Lutheran Church is at 2740 Lakeview Drive; visit www.faithlutheran-sebring.com on the Web.Memorial United Methodist Church hosts Easter egg huntLAKE PLACID The Easter bunny has come to town. Everyone is in-vited to Memorial United Methodist Churchs an-nual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Rain or shine, there will be thousands of bright-ly colored eggs to nd and also a chance to nd the cherished golden egg and win big! Also come and enjoy coloring eggs with expert egg coloring artists. There will also be plenty of food and many other crafts. The church is at 500 Kent Ave., behind the Tower. For more informa-tion, call the church of-ce at 465-2422.Prime Timers meetLAKE PLACID The Prime Timers will meet at noon Monday for a cov-ered dish luncheon at First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St., in the fellow-ship hall. Bill Lewis will sing for the group. Bring a dish and a friend. Call 465-3721 or visit the website at www.fbclp. com. SNAP S HOT S RELI G ION NE W S LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) TVs Science Guy Bill Nye said he underes-timated the impact of a February debate in Ken-tucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience. When Nye agreed to the debate at The Creation Museum with its found-er Ken Ham, he said he believed it would draw about as much atten-tion as presentations he makes on college cam-puses. But the Feb. 4 event was widely promoted by the museum, and soon it seemed like everyone I met was talking about it, Nye wrote in a 3,000word letter published in the May/June issue of the Skeptical Inquirer. I slowly realized that this was a high-pressure situation, he said. The event was streamed live on the Web and it was widely dis-cussed on Facebook and Twitter, alongside the wit-ty hashtag #HamonNye. The Creation Museum said its metrics showed that 750,000 computers logged into the debate, and thousands of groups gathered to watch, put-ting the viewer estimate into the millions. About 70 media representatives attended, and Nye and Ham were interviewed on network and cable news shows. Nye wrote that despite no score being kept dur-ing the debate with Ham, by a strong majority of accounts, I bested him. Nye also addressed crit-icism he received from fellow scientists who said the debate would only promote Hams ministry and creationism, which teaches the origin story of the Bible as natural histo-ry. Ham and his followers believe the universe was made by a creator about 6,000 years ago. But, I held strong-ly to the view that it was an opportunity to expose the well-intending Ken Ham and the support he receives from his follow-ers as being bad for Ken-tucky, bad for science ed-ucation, bad for the U.S., and thereby bad for hu-mankind ... Nye wrote. In a posting on his Facebook page Wednes-day morning, Ham took issue with that passage, questioning how Nye can decide what is bad or good? Bill Nye wants his an-ti-God religion of natural-ism imposed on genera-tions of students now thats whats bad for hu-mankind! Ham respond-ed. Sadly, Bill Nye wants generations of kids to be told they are just animals that arose by natural pro-cesses thus ultimately, life is without meaning or purpose.Nye says he underestimated creation debates impact AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Matt Stone, FileIn this Feb. 4, 2014 photo, Creation Museum head Ken Ham, right, speaks during a debate on evolution and creationism with TVs Science Guy Bill Nye, at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky.

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PAUL E.HABER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAUL E.HABER; 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; FIA CARD SERVICES,N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 05,2014,in this cause,in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: COMMENCE AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 2,IN BLOCK 3,OF ASSEMBLY POINT SUBDIVISION,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,PAGE 39,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LIEN OF STATE ROAD NO.17 ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 1149.28 FEET,AN ARC DISTANCE OF 150.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 28 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 151.53 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 42.5 FEET, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 32.74 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 71 DEGREES 20 MINUTES WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CONSTANCE CIRCLE A DISTANCE OF 60 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 24 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 156.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO.17; THENCE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 1149.28 FEET,AN ARC DISTANCE OF 78.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.GENERAL DESCRIBED AS LOT 12,OF ALETHEA PARK UNRECORDED,LOCATED IN SECTION 20,TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 1717 W DINNER LAKE DR.,SEBRING, FL 33870-2803 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse,located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870-3867,on May 8, 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 6th day of March,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I,Ken Detzner,Secretary of State of the State of Florida,do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HIGHLANDS County,State of Florida,on the FOURTH day of NOVEMBER,2014,A.D.,to fill or retain the following offices: Representative in Congress:District 17 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Senator:District 26 State Representative:District 55 Second District Court of Appeal:Retention of Three Judges Circuit Judge,Tenth Judicial Circuit:Groups 2,5,8,16,18,19,21,23,24,25 and 26 County Judge:Group 1 School Board:Districts 1,4 and 5 County Commissioner:Districts 2 and 4 Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District:Groups 3 and 4 Spring Lake Improvement District:Seats 4 and 5 Sun 'N Lake of Sebring Improvement District: 1 Member IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000002 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. WAYNE M.MCMULLIAN A/K/A WAYNE MCMULLIAN,DEBORAH A.MCMULLIAN A/K/A DEBORAH MCMULLIAN, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on April 1,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 2,TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 886.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 430.70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,011.37 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 430.70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,011.37 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 3 OF HENSCRATCH ESTATES UNRECORDED; LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED:COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 886.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 430.70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 527.74 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 430.70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 527.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT OVER THE WEST 18 FEET OF THE NORTH 527.74 FEET FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS. and commonly known as:4825 W JOSEPHINE RD,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on May 6,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 3rd day of April,2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1202374/abt April 11,18,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:12001024GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CYNTHIA FARREN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA FARREN; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; and any unknown heirs,devisees,grantees, creditors,and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,will on the 8th day of May, 2014,at 11:00 o'clock A.M.at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.,offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash,the following-described property situate in Highlands County,Florida: LOT 13,BLOCK 12,LEISURE LAKES SECTION ONE,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 6,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court,the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus,if any,resulting from the foreclosure sale,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 6th day of March,2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830,(863)534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired,call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) 326674 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,is Plaintif and ARELEN FISHER; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION,OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,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,430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870. Highlands County,Florida,11:00 a.m.on May 14,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 24,BLOCK 53,SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION THREE,ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 6,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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse.Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring,Florida,on March 27, 2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk,Circuit Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak AS DEPUTY CLERK 1425-110312 April 11,18,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.282012CA000320XXXXXX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs ARLENE FISHER,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 26,2014 and entered in Case No.282012CA000320XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2014-CA-000062 WILMINGTON TRUST,NA,SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK,N.A.,AS TRUSTEE F/B/O HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2006-8, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-8, Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT FRANCIS HARRINGTON,et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SCOTT FRANCIS HARRINGTON Last Known Address:4047 SANTA BARBARA D, SEBRING,FL 33875 Current Residence:UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 9,BLOCK 1,HARDER HALL COUNTRY CLUB II,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13,PAGE 46,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it,on Choice Legal Group, P.A.,Attorney for Plaintiff,whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,SUITE 120,FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before May 15,2014,a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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 your believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 4th day of April,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 12-05715 April 18,25,2014 trative 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 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). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 11th day of April,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk 13-07306 JPC April 18,25,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.282014CA000064GCAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CILLIA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA RAINEY MONTGOMERY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CILLIA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA RAINEY MONTGOMERY; HSBC BANK NEVADA,N.A.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): CILLIA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA RAINEY MONTGOMERY 506 TWYLA BLVD LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA 33852 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CILLIA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA MAE MONTGOMERY A/K/A CILLA RAINEY MONTGOMERY 506 TWYLA BLVD LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA 33852 UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY 506 TWYLA BLVD LAKE PLACID,FLORIDA 33852 who is evading service of process and the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors, creditors,trustees,and all parties claiming an interest by,through,under or against the defendant(s),who are not known to be dead or alive,and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 3 AND LOT 4,BLOCK 3,LAKE SADDLEBAGS SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,PAGE 44,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA a/k/a 506 TWYLA BLVD,LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA 33852. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it,on Kahane & Associates, P.A.,Attorney for Plaintiff,whose address is 8201 Peters Road,Ste.3000,Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before May 15,2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to AdminisP.O.B. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-233323 FC01 ALL April 11,18,2014 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000015 Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company Plaintiff, -vs.Raul A.Russo and Tamara A.Russo, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through,under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,Heirs,Devisees, Grantees,or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2,If living,and all Unknown Parties claiming by,through,under and against the above named not known to be dead or alive,whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,Devisees,Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment,entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000015 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company,Plaintiff and Raul A.Russo and Tamara A.Russo,Husband and Wife are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court, ROBERT W.GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., April 30,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: DESCRIPTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND FOR VILLA UNIT 5,ADJACENT TO AND NORTH OF LOT 4,OF THE REPLAT OF PORTION OF BLOCK 2,SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,HOLIDAY COUNTRY CLUB SECTION,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,PAGE 68,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF THE SAID LOT 4,AND RUN THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT,R=65.00', A=4.68',C=4.69',CB=NORTH 13 DEGREES 33'46.5'' WEST; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,116.32 FEET,FOR A P.O.B.; THENCE RUN SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,35.75 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,0.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST, 6.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,0.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,43.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST, 0.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,6.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,0.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST, 19.25 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,27.67 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,19.25 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST, 0.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,6.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,0.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST, 43.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,0.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,6.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST, 0.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,35.75 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,27.67 FEET TO P.O.B.TOGETHER WITH A 30 FOOT WIDE, INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN FROM THE NORTHEASTERLYCORNER OF SAID LOT 4, ALSO THEP.O.B.; THENCE RUN ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT,R=65.00',A=4.68', C=4.68',CB=NORTH 13 DEGREES 33'46.5'' WEST; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' WEST,237.32 FEET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST, 30.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 30'00'' EAST,237.32 FEET; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT,R=35.00', A=2.52',C=2.52',CB=SOUTH 13 DEGREES 33'46.5'' EAST; THENCE SOUTH 74 DEGREES 22'27'' WEST,30.00 FEET,TO THE 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN B8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, April 18, 2014 www.newssun.com

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NICE 1BRapt $775 mo., 300 dep., plus electric, other utl. incl.in rent. Close to town, train. Appliances included, shared laundry room, pet rent $20 sm, $49 lg. 847-344-1313. 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 Rentals SEBRING SINGLEWide 1/2, 55+ MHP, 2 Screened porches, carport, utility room. Quiet Park, Close to Shopping. As Is. $5,999. 772-913-2006 leave msg. PALM HARBORHOMES end of year sale!! 3 retirement models MUST go... Save over $26k, homes from the low 60's, this week only plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 MOBILE HOMEFOR SALE 50 x 125' Lot, clear. No lot rent. 2/2, carport, screen room, covered patio. Close to Hospital. Furnished. $30,000 OBO. 4800 Al Hambra Ave., Sebring. Call 863-382-3049. MOBILE 14X60,2 bedrooms/11/2 baths, 2 Fla. rooms, 2 carports, garage, workshop, roofover, Smithbuilt shed, 100x125 lot, all fenced, own land, 863-385-2979. HOME OFMERIT, 1 bedroom/1 bath, double lot, Senior citizen park, closed-in porch, double shed, well, fruit trees. 863-382-0393, 570-679-2922. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes3 BEDROOM/2BATH home, 125x80 lot, CC block & stucco. Central air/heat, 2 car garage, $125,000. 863-835-0294. 4080Homes for SaleSebring 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 FinancialGENTLEMAN/ SITTERCOMPANION Looking for position. Experienced with References. 863-658-4837 2300Work Wanted SWIMMING POOLmaintenance technician, PT/FT. Must have high school diploma or equivalent & good driving record. Exp. helpful but not necessary. Job is physically demanding. Email contact info & any qualifications to jkurtz101@aol.com for application. PETROLEUM PIPEfitter helper, tank installation, at least 1 yr exp. Must have valid drivers license and clean record. Some travel. Call Mark for details 863-243-0660. PEST CONTROLcompany seeking FT/PT technician. Must be 18 years old, w/good driving record. Fax resume to 863-465-1513. NURSERY LABOR ORNAMENTAL PLANT NURSERY Apply Peace River Growers, Inc. 3521 North Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 EOE 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 COMMERCIAL LINECSR EXPERIENCED 220 LICENSE REQUIRED FAX RESUME TO 863-465-5512 5 DAYLIVE-IN nanny needed, Spanish speaking preferred. Call Neda 949-413-4951. 2100Help WantedSUNSHINE PAYDAYLOANS Looking for clerical help. 1 person store in Avon Park. Will train. Fax resume to: 866-491-8086 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.JP13-000474-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: Z.T.07/13/2011 Minor children DOB SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON:DOB:4/16/1957Address UnknownYOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above-styled Court by the Department of Children & Families,seeking the termination of your parental rights to: Z.T. a white female child born July 13,2011 mother Cara Anne Parnell and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Sheryl D.Snodgrass,a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County,State of Florida,on the 30th day of April,2014 at 10:00 A.M.,at the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida,Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALL Y APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.``If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,590 South Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 (863) 402-6565 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call (TDD) (1-800-955-8771) or Voice (V) (1-800-955-8770).'' ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK DATED THIS 3RD DAY OF MARCH,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK By:/s/ Lisa J.Bass Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal) March 28; April 4,11,18,2014 Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.713.585 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy labor and storage charges.2000 Dodge 1B3EJ46XXYN180781 Total Lien:$2600.94 Sale Date:05/05/2014 Location:Ramos Mobile Repair 1197 Rounds St Avon Park,FL 33825 863-443-2520 Pursuant to F.S.713.585 the cash amount per vehicle would be sufficient to redeem that vehicle from the lienor.Any interested party has a right to a hearing prior to the sale by filing a demand for the hearing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Highlands and mailing copies of the same to all owners and lienors.The owner/lienholder has a right to recover possession of the vehicle by posting bond pursuant to F.S.559.917 and if sold any proceeds remaining from the sale will be deposited with the Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition. 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-93 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF JOHN H.WEBER a/k/a JOHN WEBER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John H.Weber,deceased,whose date of death was October 07th,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 11th,2014. Personal Representatives: John-Michael Weber 11 Oswego Court Kitchener,Ontario N2B 3P5 Deborah Weber 94 Rochampton Court Kitchener,Ontario N2A 3K8 David Weber 888 Wolverton Street Woverton,Ontario N0J 1G0 J.TIMOTHY SHEEHAN SHEEHAN & CELAYA,P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representatives 300 DAL HALL BLVD. LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 By:/s/ J.Timothy Sheehan Florida Bar No.184165 April 11,18,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Ref No.PC 14-29 IN RE:ESTATE OF BERYL K.BERNHARDT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Beryl K.Bernhardt,deceased,whose date of death was December 6,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 11,2014. Personal Representative: Robert E.Bernhardt,Jr. 1415 22nd Avenue North St.Petersburg,FL 33704 Attorney for Personal Representative: John M.Sakellarides,Esquire Florida Bar Number:935107 HERDMAN & SAKELLARIDES PA 29605 US Highway 19 North,Suite 110 Clearwater,FL 33761 Telephone:(727) 785-1228 Fax:(727) 786-4107 E-Mail:john@herdsaklaw.com April 11,18,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:28-2013-CA-000284 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. LORRI LAMMIE AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given,pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 5,2014,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida described as: LOT 9,IN BLOCK 4,OF PLACID PLAZA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGE 23,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as:411 KENT AVE, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852; including the building,appurtenances,and fixtures located therein,at public sale,to the highest and best bidder,for cash,Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,on May 8,2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W.GERMAINE By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327470/1226376/tio April 18,25,2014 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Jesse James #59 and Opreal Heryfierm #8 that on 04/29/2014 at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage at 1112 Persimmon Ave. Sebring,FL 33870.The personal property in Unit #59 of Jesse James & Unit #8 of Opreal Heryfierm will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S.83.806(4). April 18,25,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-138 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF BEN GRIFFITH BROACH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BEN GRIFFITH BROACH,deceased,whose date of death was March 25,2014,and whose social security number XXX-XX-6591, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 ABOVE,IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 18,2014. Co-Personal Representatives: /s/ Regina A.Blackman 5073 Lake Regency Dr. Sebring,FL 33875 /s/ Mark E.Gose P.O.Box 673 Sebring,FL 33871 /s/ Sherrie Lleo Abraham 6930 Cecilia Ave. Sebring,FL 33872 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E.Livingston Florida Bar No.0031259 445 S.Commerce Avenue Sebring,Florida 33870 Telephone:(863) 385-5156 Email:livingston@livingstonpa.com April 18,25,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No.:GCS-13-950 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH W.WEEKS,JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH W.WEEKS,JR.; DAVID WEEKS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID WEEKS; MARY FERGUSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY FERGUSON; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, AND BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARY G.WEIKEL,DECEASED; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,and all unknown parties claiming an interest by,through, under or against any Defendant, or claiming any right,title,and interest in the subject property, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To:THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,AND BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE MARY G.WEIKEL, DECEASED 16 N.Lotela Avenue Avon Park,Florida 33825 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to enforce a lien on a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County,Florida: THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTH 200 FEET OF THE WEST 135 FEET OF THAT PART OF BLOCK ``A'' OF A REPLAT OF KAYWOOD SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,PAGE 46,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,WHICH LIES NORTH OF LOTS 1 TO 6,BOTH INCLUSIVE, OF BLOCK ``A'',KAYWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 157,BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 1,BLOCK ``A'',OF KAYWOOD SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 157,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF LOTELA AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF LOTELA AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 135 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF LOTELA AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 135 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING,CITY OF AVON PARK,SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST.SAID PROPERTY BEING FORMERLY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 22 AND 23,BLOCK ``A'',KAYWOOD SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,PAGE 157,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on PHILIP D.STOREY, Plaintiff's attorney,whose address is ALVAREZ,SAMBOL & WINTHROP,P.A.,P.O. Box 3511,Orlando,FL 32802-3511,Email STB@aswpa.com,within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice,and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated:April 14,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk This is an attempt to collect a debt.Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. April 18,25,2014 MUNCHKIN ST,VENUS,FL 33960 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE,YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.AFTER 60 DAYS,ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County,Florida,this 8th day of April,2014. BOB GERMAINE,Clerk HIGHLANDS County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 800669.1387/tavias April 18,25,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2012-CA-000757 Division No. Section. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST,SERIES 2005-L2, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-L2 Plaintiff(s), vs. RUBEN ALVAREZ,et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 7,2014,and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000757 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST,SERIES 2005-L2,RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-L2 is the Plaintiff and RUBEN ALVAREZ,the Defendants,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse,430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida,at 11:00 a.m.on the 7th day of May,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment,to wit: A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS. COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22,THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 05'34'' WEST,ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,A DISTANCE OF 1686.07 FEET,TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 39'50'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 664.91 FEET,THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 03'54'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 338.19 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 34'50'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 664.62 FEET,TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06'34'' EAST,ALONG SAID NORTH LINE,A DISTANCE OF 333.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 5.15 ACRES MORE OR LESS SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED EASEMENTS: THE NORTH 25 FEET OF SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA. AND THE SOUTH 25 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH,RANGE 28 EAST HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA. AND A PERPETUAL EASEMENT OF RIGHT OF WAY FOR UTILITIES AND INGRESS AND EGRESS,OVER,THROUGH AND ALONG THE SOUTH 15 FEET OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS FOR THE USE OF FRANCES PEARCE ROBERTS AND SHALL INSURE TO THE BENEFIT OF HER HEIRS,SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS. AND A PROPOSED 50 FOOT WIDE EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES,INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY.BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 22,TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 04'47'' EAST,ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,A DISTANCE OF 2665.46 FEET,TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 56'01'' WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22,A DISTANCE OF 50.04 FEET,THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 04'47'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 641.31 FEET, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 58'38'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 2671.35 FEET,TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24'49'' WEST,ALONG SAID WEST LINE,A DISTANCE OF 50.02 FEET,THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 58'38'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 2670.77 FEET, THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 04'47'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 1282.62 FEET,THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 03'54'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 2655.76 FEET,TO A POINT ON SAID WEST LINE,THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24'49'' WEST,ALONG SAID WEST LINE,A DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET,THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 03'54'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 2655.17 FEET,THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 04'47'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 641.31 FEET,TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22,THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06'34'' EAST,ALONG SAID NORTH LINE,A DISTANCE OF 50.03 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND COMMONLY KNOWN AS:3020 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. 485120505 April 18,25,2014 1050Legals 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. BELOWISTHEFLORIDALAW. **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Y o,Ken Detzner,Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida,por el presente notifico que se llevar‡n a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de HIGHLANDS, Estado de la Florida,el d’a CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d.C.,para determinar la ocupaci—n o la retenci—n de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso:distrito 17 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de A gricultura Senador Estatal:distrito 26 Representante Estatal:distrito 55 Tribunal de Apelaciones del 2. Distrito: retenci—n de 3 jueces Juez del Circuito,10. Circuito Judicial:grupos 2,5,8,16,18,19,21,23,24,25 y 26 Juez del Condado:grupo 1 Junta Escolar:distritos 1,4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado:distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservaci—n de Tierra y Agua de Highlands:grupos 3 y 4 Distrito para la Mejora de Spring Lake:esca–os 4 y 5 Distrito para la Mejora de Sun N Lake de Sebring:1 miembro w ww.newssun.com Friday, April 18, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9

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TODAYCloudy with a couple of t-storms82 / 65Winds: SSE at 6-12 mphThundershower78 / 56Winds: W at 8-16 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny and pleasant80 / 60Winds: NNW at 8-16 mphSUNDAYPartly sunny and humid84 / 61Winds: NNE at 7-14 mphMONDAYMostly sunny84 / 63Winds: NNW at 3-6 mphTUESDAY High ............................................ 11:36 a.m. Low ............................................... 5:09 a.m. High ..................................................... none Low ............................................... 5:26 p.m. High .............................................. 5:39 a.m. Low ............................................... 9:40 a.m. High .............................................. 3:59 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:51 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.29 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 85 Low Sunday ........................................... 63 High Monday ......................................... 89 Low Monday .......................................... 62 High Tuesday ......................................... 90 Low Tuesday .......................................... 58 High Wednesday .................................... 79 Low Wednesday ..................................... 58 Relative humidity .................................. 63% Expected air temperature ....................... 82 Makes it feel like .................................... 85 Monday ............................................... 29.84 Tuesday ............................................... 29.98 Wednesday ......................................... 30.02 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.70 Year to date ......................................... 7.71Sunrise 7:00 a.m. 6:59 a.m. Sunset 7:51 p.m. 7:51 p.m. Moonrise 11:23 p.m. none Moonset 9:34 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Albuquerque 77/51/pc 71/51/pc 74/53/pc Atlanta 58/45/r 59/49/r 76/52/pc Baltimore 58/42/c 67/40/pc 67/43/pc Birmingham 66/47/c 77/50/s 80/54/pc Boston 47/38/pc 59/39/pc 55/39/pc Charlotte 59/44/c 58/46/r 73/45/pc Cheyenne 74/45/s 64/40/pc 69/41/pc Chicago 55/35/pc 64/43/pc 70/49/c Cleveland 58/38/sh 53/34/pc 66/46/pc Columbus 66/46/sh 64/42/pc 73/50/pc Dallas 76/58/pc 78/61/pc 79/64/t Denver 78/47/s 66/42/pc 73/44/pc Detroit 57/37/sh 54/37/pc 68/47/c Harrisburg 58/40/c 64/38/pc 65/40/pc Honolulu 85/72/pc 83/72/c 84/73/pc Houston 80/58/c 79/61/pc 81/64/pc Indianapolis 66/46/sh 67/46/s 73/52/c Jackson, MS 73/50/t 77/51/s 81/55/pc Kansas City 68/51/pc 73/56/pc 74/57/r Lexington 68/47/c 69/46/s 76/52/pc Little Rock 73/51/t 76/55/s 79/59/c Los Angeles 69/58/pc 72/57/pc 77/57/pc Louisville 68/50/c 72/49/s 78/53/pc Memphis 72/52/t 76/57/s 81/60/pc Milwaukee 48/32/pc 51/44/pc 62/48/r Minneapolis 48/40/pc 65/48/t 73/48/pc Nashville 68/48/c 75/51/s 78/54/pc New Orleans 73/57/t 77/60/pc 79/61/pc New York City 50/44/c 63/43/pc 62/44/pc Norfolk 54/48/c 61/50/r 61/48/pc Oklahoma City 74/54/pc 77/58/pc 79/60/t Philadelphia 55/44/c 64/43/pc 66/45/pc Phoenix 86/66/s 87/69/pc 92/71/pc Pittsburgh 64/44/pc 60/38/pc 70/44/pc Portland, ME 46/32/s 55/32/c 56/33/pc Portland, OR 62/40/pc 65/44/sh 63/45/pc Raleigh 59/46/c 58/46/r 69/44/pc Rochester 60/35/pc 52/32/pc 64/41/pc St. Louis 69/51/pc 75/54/s 76/57/c San Francisco 64/51/pc 63/50/s 66/52/pc Seattle 57/40/pc 57/42/sh 59/44/c Wash., DC 60/47/c 68/45/pc 67/46/pc Cape Coral 83/68/t 79/58/pc 84/61/pc Clearwater 78/66/r 76/62/pc 79/66/pc Coral Springs 84/71/t 83/63/t 83/68/pc Daytona Beach 79/64/r 71/56/t 74/63/pc Ft. 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Palm Bch 83/71/t 83/62/t 82/69/pc Winter Haven 80/64/r 75/56/t 78/62/pc Acapulco 93/73/s 90/76/pc 91/72/pc Athens 64/50/r 68/53/pc 70/54/s Beirut 75/65/s 79/65/c 73/59/s Berlin 52/38/sh 66/51/pc 69/49/pc Bermuda 73/69/pc 74/69/pc 73/67/r Calgary 44/30/sh 53/35/s 54/33/pc Dublin 54/35/pc 52/40/pc 52/45/pc Edmonton 42/27/c 52/32/pc 54/31/pc Freeport 81/75/t 82/70/t 80/71/pc Geneva 56/40/c 57/35/c 62/46/r Havana 88/67/pc 85/61/s 83/62/s Hong Kong 82/74/pc 82/73/c 83/73/pc Jerusalem 76/65/s 82/59/pc 73/51/s Johannesburg 70/49/pc 73/50/c 72/51/s Kiev 65/51/pc 66/52/sh 71/53/sh London 57/40/pc 56/41/pc 54/44/r Montreal 52/36/pc 52/36/c 54/43/pc Moscow 57/37/pc 58/40/pc 63/43/pc Nice 66/55/c 66/53/r 63/56/r Ottawa 54/35/pc 51/32/sf 55/39/pc Quebec 48/34/pc 48/28/c 48/34/pc Rio de Janeiro 83/73/pc 87/74/pc 82/73/t Seoul 73/49/s 71/49/pc 67/48/s Singapore 88/77/t 88/78/t 89/78/t Sydney 78/54/s 71/49/s 73/50/s Toronto 52/31/r 53/35/pc 57/39/pc Vancouver 55/43/c 53/46/r 54/46/r Vienna 63/41/pc 65/47/sh 63/50/pc Warsaw 61/48/c 70/47/s 67/47/c Winnipeg 42/31/pc 43/31/sh 48/35/pc Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. It will be dry across much of the East today, but temperatures will stay below normal east of the mountains. Low pressure tracking across Florida will spread rain and thunderstorms across northern portions of the state as well as southern Georgia. This steady rain will help to keep temperatures well below normal across Georgia with many places struggling to climb out of the 50s. This heavy rain may also lead to ooding across the area. A few showers and thunderstorms will occur from Louisiana to Michigan. National Forecast for April 18 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Cloudy today with a couple of thunderstorms; storms can bring damaging winds. A couple of drenching showers tonight. A shower or thunderstorm around tomorrow, mainly early. Sunday: partly sunny. Over two dozen tornadoes occurred in the midsection of the nation on April 18, 1880. This caused $1 million damage and 65 deaths in Marsh eld, Mo. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm today. Winds south 6-12 mph. Little or no sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 75%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. Last New First Full Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 May 14 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 72/59 75/55 76/60 79/64 80/65 80/64 77/64 78/66 78/66 80/67 83/69 82/69 82/71 83/71 85/72 84/72 66/47 69/50 70/52 82/65 82/65 82/67 83/67 83/67 83/69 82/76 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W