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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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HeartlandLocally Owned, Locations National Bank Community Minded www.heartlandnb.com Location: Put Address and telephone Add FDIC and Equal Housing Lender Send a copy of the final add to jwalker@heartlandnb.com locally owned community minded HeartlandLocally Owned, Locations National Bank Community Minded www.heartlandnb.com Location: Put Address and telephone Add FDIC and Equal Housing Lender Send a copy of the final add to jwalker@heartlandnb.com HeartlandLocally Owned, Locations National Bank Community Minded www.heartlandnb.com Location: Put Address and telephone Add FDIC and Equal Housing Lender Send a copy of the final add to jwalker@heartlandnb.com Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Three women tell police they were forced to shoplift $2,718.39 from WalmartA4 VOL. 95 NO. 45 Partly sunny and pleasant High 82 Low 61 Details onB12Arts/Entertainment B3 Business ................ A8 Classi eds .............. B8 Dear Abby ................ B2 Obituaries .............. A6 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Religion .................. B6 Sports on TV ......... A10 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun B1 www.newssun.com Sunday, April 20, 2014 Dragons get win on senior nightA9 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Jade Jackson had her last day of heavy chemotherapy at the end of March. It was tough, but I was tougher, said the 15-year-old in a chalk-letter sign in a photo taken that day. Her cancer isnt in remission yet, said close family friend Michelle Sedlock. She still has tumors, but they arent spreading and doctors want to hold off to see how she does without treatment. In the meantime, Sedlock is planning a fundraising event to help defray the familys costs. On the Wings of Faith will provide a casino night from 7:30 p.m. until the last person Chemo was tough, but I was tougherWings of Faith bene t set for Jade JacksonCourtesy photoAn elated Jade Jackson, 15, says shes made it to her last day of chemotherapy on March 28, 2014. Michelle Sedlock, close family friend who is organizing a fundraiser for the Jackson family on May 10, said Jade has healed well, but doctors are still monitoring her cancer. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Robert Esselman of Lily Lake had to chuckle recently when neighbors saw him walking through the community and asked him when he was going for his hip-replacement surgery: They didnt know hed already gone. Esselman said his bad hip kept him from working in his garden, riding his motorcycle, or swimming at the beach. Life was over for me, he said. Now can get back to his garden and motorcycle and is contemplating shoveling snow in Pennsylvania next winter. How does one even begin to say thank you? he asked members of the surgical team that made it happen. He could thank Drs. Stephen Beissinger and J.C. Alvarez, orthopaedic surgeons at Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Sebring, or he could thank Christene Grif n, registered nurse and joint care coordinator ,whose team helped him navigate his recovery. On Thursday, he and the team thanked MAKO Surgical Corporation, which developed the computerassisted robotic surgery system used in his operation. Florida Hospital Heartland had a coming out party for the robotic system that has helped surgeons make fewer incisions, precisely align implants with bones and BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING County Commissioners will gather at their chambers Tuesday evening to honor members of local volunteer re departments. Many of the men and women who are to be recognized for donating their time and effort to ght res throughout the county needed to work at their day jobs and could not take off to attend one of the commissions regular morning sessions. As many as 45 Commission to honor volunteer firefightersRare night meeting set for TuesdayScott Dressel/News-SunA West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department re ghters helmet and bunker jacket await his return during a recent re in Sebring. The county commission will honor volunteer re ghters Tuesday night. Robots assisting with joint replacement Phil Attinger/ News-SunRobert Esselman (right) of Lily Lake talks with Brian David, one of the technicians from MAKO Surgical Corporation who helped con gure a robotic-assisted surgical procedure used by surgeons to precisely t Esselmans hip replacement. SEE JADE | A7SEE COUNTY | A7SEE ROBOTS | A7 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterWAUCHULA Theres nothing like this anywhere else in the state. There is nothing like this, that Im aware of, anywhere else in the country, Mike Graham, director and producer of the liveaction play The Story of Noah at the Cattlemans Arena.Age-old story brought to lifeStory of Noah features 100plus animals, 200-plus peopleSEE NOAH | A6 Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Story of Noah features more than 100 live animals and a large cast of characters.Katara Simmons/News-SunNoah tries to convince a group of sinners to seek repentance from their wicked ways Friday evening during the The Story of Noah in Wauchula.

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com Mark KaylorKaylor, Kaylor, & Leto P.A. Medical & Nursing Home Malpractice 863-382-1900 2141 Lakeview Dr., Sebring www.KKLLaw.com Mark KaylorKaylor, Kaylor, & Leto P.A. Social Security Disability 863-382-1900 www.KKLLaw.com CENTRAL FL HEARING SERVICES Dr. Andrea LivingstonBoard Certied Doctor of Audiology863-386-9111 http//:www.newssun.com The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Sun Newspapers. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO ACCURACYThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@newssun.com.; or call (863) 385-6155.OFFICE Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: (863) 385-6155 Main Fax: (863) 385-1954 Newsroom Fax: 385-2453SUBSCRIPTION RATESHome 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 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publication date, please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date.OBITUARIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTSEmail all obituaries and death notices to obits@newssun.com Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comPLACE A CLASSIFIED ADFrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 385-6155, ext. 505 or (863) 314-9876RETAIL ADVERTISINGMitch Collins 386-5626 mitch.collins@newssun.com Vickie Watson 386-5631 vickie.watson@newssun.com Terri Lee 386-5628 terri.lee@newssun.comLEGAL ADVERTISINGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 legals@newssun.comNEWSROOM 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 Writer, ext. 526 or samantha.gholar@ newssun.com Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@newssun. com Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ newssun.com. ROMONA WASHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERYen CASH 3 Wednesday, April 16 Day: 9-3-6 Night: 9-4-1 Thursday, April 17 Day: 5-8-1 Night: 9-5-8 Friday, April 18 Day: 1-4-9 Night: 3-0-6 PLAY 4Wednesday, April 16 Day: 1-5-8-0 Night: 0-4-7-5 Thursday, April 17 Day: 3-9-3-5 Night: 3-8-7-8 Friday, April 18 Day: 7-3-3-7 Night: 8-1-1-5 FANTASY 5 Wednesday, April 16 7-11-13-21-28 Thursday, April 17 12-14-24-25-29 Friday, April 18 13-22-25-31-36LOTTOWednesday, April 16 7-20-41-43-48-51 X-4 Saturdays Jackpot: $35 millionPOWERBALLWednesday, April 16 34-39-42-44-59 PB-8 X-3 Saturdays Jackpot: $128 millionMEGA MONEYFriday, April 18 23-27-39-43 PB-10 Tuesdays Jackpot: $750,000MEGA MILLIONSFriday, April 18 18-25-38-45-63 PB-9 X-2 Tuesdays Jackpot: $48 million BY CAROL KLINENews-Sun correspondentSEBRING In amboyantly bright-colored clothing and lime green hair, Carol Clements pays a visit to her motherin-law, a resident at The Palms of Sebring Rehab Center. Clements is a longtime member of Tobys Clowns, an organization based in Lake Placid and founded by Keith Toby Stokes in 1993. Stokes had been a member of the Shrine Clowns for many years, and decided to start his own organization of clowns when he moved to Lake Placid. He now teaches adults how to become professional clowns. On this particular day, however, Clements had been busy working with the children at Camp Brave Heart in Winter Haven. Camp Brave Heart is afliated with Good Shepherd Hospice, and is an organization devoted to bringing joy and laughter to children who have life-threatening illnesses or have suffered tragic loss. Camp Brave Heart is held annually for children ages 6-16 by the George C. Forsythe Bereavement Center, an extension of Good Shepherd Hospice. Children who attend the camp have been in counseling after having suffered a personal loss or from personal injuries or even terminal illness. Counseling at the bereavement center is directed toward helping adults and children nd peace. The camp is a fun day, especially for the children, and becomes an outlet to help them move forward from their troubling situations. Clements said she had a delightful day painting the childrens hair, and watched as they rode horse back or went swimming. Its a very full day and there are lots of fun things for the children to do. Its a wonderful place for children who have lost loved ones, Clements said. Camp Brave Heart helps kids deal with losing a parent, for instance, or witnessing events that leave them feeling frightened and helpless. The George C. Forsythe Bereavement Center can be contacted by calling (863) 297-1880. The counseling is available to everyone and Camp Brave Heart is simply a day children can enjoy and have fun while learning to laugh again. As part of the Tobys Clowns organization, Clements volunteers her time at area health and nursing centers. For more information about the Toby the Clown Foundation, call 465-2920, or visit the museum at 109 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Ive been volunteer ing my clown services for a long time, Clements said. I never tire of watching children or even older Americans laugh and nd humor in what we do. Its a blessing every time.Hospice clowns help bring joy to hurting children News-Sun photo by Carol KlineUnder that brilliant green hair and painted face, hospice volunteer Car ol Clements helps make a fun day for kids. News-Sun Staff ReportSEBRING A man who seemed in a hurry to get married to his new wife seemed to have forgotten one thing: To get divorced from his previous wife. That man Raul Per aza-Sigler, 53, of 2459 Windeld Drive in Kissimmee has now been charged in Highlands County with bigamy. On Nov. 4, 2011, he and Janet Rivera, then-52, obtained a marriage license in Highlands County and were married on Nov. 28, 2011. The only problem was that Peraza-Sigler was still married to his previous wife, Elvira RodriguezConcepcion. They got married in Osceola County on March 3, 2005, and didnt get divorced until Jan. 29, 2012. The crime was reported to the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce in November 2013. Deputies found probable cause for a crime and arrested Per aza-Sigler with bigamy, a third-degree felony.SFSC opens registration for summer, fallAVON PARK Open registration for summer and fall term classes begin Saturday at South Florida State College. SFSC students with 20 hours of credits or more can register now. Summer term registration ends May 6. Classes meet May 7 through July 31. Fall term registration runs through Aug. 25. Classes meet Aug. 26 through Dec. 19. The SFSC Summer and Fall 2013 Schedules of Classes is available at the SFSC website, www.southorida. edu. Students may also apply for admission, register online, and pay their tuition at the website. SFSCs Ofce of the Registrar also assists students with their registration and payment needs at the Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto campuses, and the Lake Placid Center. SFSC offers the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM), two-year associate degree programs, and numerous occupational training programs for people looking to enhance their employability skills through shorter courses of study. SFSCs Financial Aid Ofce can explain the forms of nancial assistance and scholarships available to SFSC students. For information about registration or nancial aid, call 453-6661, 773-2252, 494-7500, or 465-5300.Sebring Meals on Wheels to hold April fundraiserSEBRING Ruby Tuesday will help Sebring Meals On Wheels through a GiveBack Event on Wednesday through Friday at the restaurant at 4228 Sebring Parkway. Through its Community GiveBack Program, Ruby Tuesday will help raise money for Sebring Meals On Wheels. The Ruby Tuesday contribution is based on 20 percent of net sales from guests that bring in the yer for Sebring Meals On Wheels specic event. There are some exclusions: coupons/discounts are not per mitted; sales tax and gratuity are not included in the net sales; use of gift card purchases are not included, nor are catering orders. Contact Sebring Meals On Wheels, 402-1818 for a yer, or download one from www.facebook. com/sebringmealson. wheels.District schedules spring prescribed firesSEBRING The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of April, May and June on the Jack Creek Preserve in Highlands County. The Jack Creek Preserve is six miles northwest of Lake Placid, west of U.S. 27. Approximately 300 acres will be burned, in small, manageable units. According to Will VanGelder, the districts land management supervisor, burns are implemented to mimic natural re cycles under a controlled situation. The objective is to avert uncontrolled wildres and enhance the ar eas natural conditions by maintaining the ecological and wildlife habitat values. Prescribed burns are only conducted when weather conditions are optimal to meet the desired objectives and to minimize impacts to the public. Although every effort will be made to assure that smoke does not affect homes or highways, vehicle operators should exercise caution if smoke reduces visibility on the areas roads or highways. SNAPs S HOTs S LOCAL NEWS 53-year-old Kissimmee man charged with bigamy The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING It was more or less a good Friday for Highlands County as far as unemployment was concerned. Numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics for the month of March show that in Highlands County, the jobless numbers were down a fraction just 1/10th of 1 percent from Februarys report. Local ofcials from CareerSource Heartland described the number as basically at. The rate for Highlands was reported in March at 7.3 percent. That projection indicated that of the estimated 40,700 people in the labor force 2,980 were out of work. The approximated numbers of people in the labor pool was said to be up from the February totals.That was estimated at 40,405 with a 7.4 percent joblessness rate. Alan Grimes, chief infor mation ofcer for Career Source Heartland, said that increase represented kind of a revolving door. There are two things going on rst, there are those people who were discouraged that are coming back into the market because it looks like the economy is improving ... At the same time you have people who have been on long-term unemployment theyre not getting any better so they are just kind of walking away, he said. The numbers are extrapolated from statewide job surveys done by the U.S. Department of Labor. The formulas are incredible. They have census people who are making telephone calls. Then, based on the answers to the questions, they then can take that information and predict it for every county, he said. Moreover, Grimes reported that locally the em ployment assistance facility is seeing business owners looking for more people, but most of them are in the lower tiers such as retail sales and hotel staff. That being said, there is a wide range of job opportunities including low to high end and a bunch of skilled offerings from medical to truck drivers, he said. The Highlands County jobless numbers for last month remained higher than Polk County at 7.1 percent and Hardee County, which had an estimated 6.9 percent of their labor pool out of work in March. None of the unemploy ment numbers in the Heartland matched the statewide announced unemployment of 6.4 per cent or the national seasonally adjusted gure set at 6.7 percent Grimes said to help with the local employment picture, a hiring fair is in the works for sometime in May. Royal Care of Avon ParkSkilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center1213 West Stratford Rd. Avon Park, FL863-453-6674Tours available daily.Why go anywhere else, when we are so close!Only 9 miles from Frostproof, 21 miles from Wauchula, and 6 miles from Sebring!Brand new 3,300 sq. ft. Rehabilitation Facility. Inpatient and Outpatient Services. Youre InvitedPlease join us as we celebrate our newly constructed Rehabilitation Center Royal Care of Avon Park, Highlands County Largest Rehabilitation Facility RSVP (863) 453-6674 Hors doeuvres and Beer/Wine Bar Thur., May 8th, 20141:30-5:30 pm Ribbon Cutting at 2:30 pm Unemployment numbers in Highlands improve BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterSEBRING Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is gearing up for the organizations big fundraising and community outreach events at the end of the week and is inviting the public to come be a part of the big fun. For the sixth year, BBBS will host its Clays for Kids fundraiser from 8 / a.m. un til 1 / p.m. at Square One Sporting Clays in Lake Placid to help fund mentoring programs for both Highlands and Hardee counties. This is by far largest one weve ever had, said Community Resource Director Kiko Vazquez. The clay shoot normally raises around $15,000 for the organization but this year, with the larger attendance numbers, Vazquez has raised the goal to $20,000 ... and we are almost there, said Vazquez. People register last-minute, so its hard to say if we will get there, but we are work ing towards that. We already have 140 registered shooters. We only had 86 last year, so its looking good. Cowpokes Watering Hole will be sponsoring the food and a lunch plate is provided with paid entry. Individual shooters are $75, team sponsors (four people) are $260, sharpshooter sponsor (team of four and sinage) is $500 and top gun sponsor (team of six, signage and more) is $1,000. Call 402-9001 or visit www. bbbssun.org. With the clay shoot scheduled that morning, an afternoon of fun awaits supporters the same day during the Comcast Cares Day starting at 2 / p.m. That morning is the clay shoot and in the afternoon we will all be going to the Highlands County YMCA for the kids. For the second year, BBBS volunteers and supporters will get to hang out with local Comcast employees to enjoy a day of fun and caring, Vazquez said. Invites were sent out to bigs and littles in both Hardee and Highlands County to enjoy a day of fun. Comcast provides pizza for lunch for us and the kids. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) from Webber University are coming down to partner with us and are doing a little egg hunt at lunch with us. During that time, the Comcast volunteers will be cleaning up the gym and sprucing up around the area as well, Vazquez said. Vazquez says the BBBS has had a 28 percent increase in mentors in Hardee and Highlands as of April and is currently serving 136 kids in both counties.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526.Big Brothers, Big Sisters has busy weekend on tapClays for Kids and Comcast Cares Saturday Katara Simmons/News-Sun Carl Dassinger ashes a thumbs up Saturday morning during the Sun N Lake Dash & Dye event in Sebring.DASH & DYE AND MORE EASTER FUN Samantha Gholar/News SunLydia Quetot, 4, grabs a few Easter eggs Saturday morning during the Circle Theatres rst ever Easter egg hunt. Ouetot and several other children collected eggs, visited the Easter bunny and enjoyed a bowl of ice cream during the event. Katara Simmons/News-SunRunners are sprayed with color Saturday morning before they cross the nish line during the Dash & Dye 5K Color Run and Easter Festival at the Sun N Lake recreation complex in Sebring. The event featured a 5K, Easter egg hunts, inatables, games, and more. Samantha Gholar/ News Sun Winston Zwayer takes his pick of the many Easter eggs during the rst annual Circle Theatre Easter egg hunt Saturday morning. The youngest Zwayer baby had no problem nding eggs with sweet treats in them while the bigger kids hunted for eggs lled with gold coins that serve as gift certicates for a free bowl of ice cream from the theatres Sweet Shop.

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A4 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com 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 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Walmart employees saw three young women leave Walmart Wednesday night without paying for their full shopping carts. When ques tioned, the women said they did it under thr eat of harm. Store ofcials didnt believe them, and pursued charges. Highlands County Sher iffs deputies arrested 23-yearold D esiree Mitchell Haehle of 1614 Georgetown Drive in Lakeland, 22-year-old Victo ria Jean Gagnon of 1623 Melady Ave. in Sebring and 21-yearold M ariana Frances Murphy of 1607 Melady Ave. in Sebring. Each was charged with grand theft of more than $300 be cause each shopping cart had mor e than $800 in merchan dise. One had almost $1,000 in goods Haehle is also facing a charge of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. The incident took place just before 9:30 / p.m. Wednes day at the Sebring Walmart, at 3525 U.S. 27 N. J oseph Hand ley and Mark Silver, members of Walmarts loss prevention department, told deputies that they saw Haehle, Gagnon and Murphy each walking around the store with a full shopping cart. Handley told deputies that they appeared to be acting sus picious, looking all around their surr oundings and not act ing like usual customers. Haehle was circling the womens department with a cart full of items also watching her sur roundings, Silver told deputies. A ccording to reports, all three met up with each other and walked out of the store, not stopping at any cash registers. They lost sight of the women as they walked out of the store, but then caught back up with them a few feet outside the door, reports said. Murphy had 149 items in her cart, valued at $982.65, while Gagnon had 145 items totaling $913.20. Hahle had 134 items totalling $822.54. When confronted, the wom en told the store employees that they w ere threatened with bodily harm if they didnt steal the items. They were sent a list by phone, they said. However, when employees asked to see the lists, the wom en said they deleted the lists as soon as they left the stor e, re ports said. While sear ching the wom ens purses, deputies found a pr escription bottle for Ibupro fen 800 mg pills along with as a single small cir cular pill labeled AN 627 loose in Haehles purse. The small pill was later identied as Tramad ol 50 mg. D eputies questioned the women, but all three wom en invoked their Fifth Amendment rights to remain silent and didn t give any statements, reports said.Trio say they were forced to steal from Walmart BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Flashing lights led to a trafc stop, which led to an arrest on an active warrant, drugs found in the vehicle and three children found at home alone. Highlands County sher iffs deputies arrested T onya McClelland Rodri guez, 43, of 1216 Osceola A ve.in Sebring on charg es of possession of a prescription drug without a pr escription, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug equip ment and child neglect, without bodily har m. The arrest came after a deputy saw a Ford sportutility vehicle at 3:34 / a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 27 near Ponce De Leon Bou levard in Sebring. The v ehicle was ash ing its high beams and had tag lights that didn t comply with Florida law, so deputies stopped it. When asked, Rodriguez, the driver, said she had an electrical problem with the car, as well as other problems, arrest re ports said. A r ecords check showed she had an active war rant out of Polk County on charges of burglary and gr and theft. When told she was being de tained while the warrant was conr med, Robdri guez yelled that she had childr en at home and promised to take care of the warrant later, but the deputy said no. She told deputies she had been gone from home since 2 / a.m. and said her mother could go to the home to check on the children. While waiting for the warrant conrmation, deputies discovered Ro driguez had Cehalexin 500 mg pills in her pock et, but no valid prescription, reports said. D eputies searched the rest of her vehicle and found a small plastic bag of a crystaline sub stance in her purse. The substance eld-test ed positive for methamphetamine. It was later w eighed at the Highlands County Jail and was one gram, reports said. When questioned, Ro driguez said she didnt kno w about the metham phetamine in her purse, but had giv en a friend a ride earlier. Other statements by Rodriguez were redacted from reports. Deputies went to her home and found three children ages 12, 10, and 8 left alone but unharmed. The children told deputies they had been alone since 10 / p.m. Tuesday when Rodriguez told them she was leaving to see a friend, reports said. The children told him their mother had gathered them to sleep in one room together since they were home alone. Arrest reports stated that deputies had rea son to believe she left her childr en alone so she could leave and purchase illegal prescription medi cations, reports said.Woman charged with warrant, drugs and child neglect Courtesy photoThe Heartland Food Bank would like to thank Avon Park Youth Academys Homebuilders Institute and their students for a job well done. The youth worked hard inside and out of one of the newly acquired buildings on Ridgewood Drive in Sebring. On their rst day, the young men removed plants and debris on the outside of the building to get ready for the exterior painting. And, on a subsequent day, they arrived with their instructor ready to learn a new skill installing tile. One of the young men already had training in plumbing and was able to remove and re-install the bath xtures. They worked as a team, listened to their instructor, and learned well.YOUTH A caCA DEM y Y S HH OMEBUILDERS HELP H H E a A RTL a A ND FOOD Ba BA NK Courtesy photoStr8Up Youth Ministry Vice President Dana Telesco presents Izayiah Izzy Patterson with his High Achiever Award for March. Izzy maintained a 4.0 GPA at Lake Placid Middle School and his favorite teacher is Ms. Tomblin. His favorite subject is math with Ms. Piper. He is active in sports, playing both baseball and football, and is excited to try out for the seventhgrade basektball team next year. He attends First Presbyterian Youth Group and enjoys riding his bike. Str8Up has helped me get my act together by being respectful and building a closer relationship with God, Izzy said. It is a place where I feel safe and loved. For more information, visit www.str8up.org. STRSTR 8 UPUP HH IGH ac AC HIEVER

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEW YOUR VIEWSIn 2013 the county commission voted to adopt a new biennial budget program. One reason was to gain a more accu rate long-term view of the countys nan cial condition. Another was to free time f or county commissioners so they can turn their attention to other issues. The 2014-15 budget is currently be ing shaped by county administrators and depar tment heads. Last years gures have already been reviewed and updat ed. Funding requests from all county de partments must be submitted by Mon day. Success hinges on whether or not the pr edictions from last year meet the needs of the next scal year. We will know that soon. We hope the new biennial program works well, but even if it does not, we think it was an important and useful ex periment worth the effort and uncertainty. Ther e is much to be gained if it works. For example, instead of gearing up for tedious and time-consuming budget hearings this spring, the county com mission is looking into the countys pay gr ades and salary scales. It is a good time to address the issue as the county is revis ing its Rules & Regulations manual and a compensation and classication study is being done. We agree with Commissioner Don El well, who said at Tuesdays commission meeting that the count has too many pay grades and the ranges in each of them are astronomical. For example, he said, one pay grade ranged from $16.75 to $27.41 the difference in annual pay from $34,000 to $57,000. Yes, we believe hard-working, loyal em ployees should be rewarded for seniority. B ut how can one employee earn so much more than another for doing the same job? County employees should have to have extra training or more responsibili ties before making $20,000 more per year. P ay grades should be streamlined, with smaller brackets and lower caps. By look ing into and correcting the situation this y ear, the county may see savings in the next. Thats a much better use of a county commissioners time than trying to stay awake through the third budget presen tation of the night.Biennial budget a time-saverElected officials have taken over nationThe worlds most abusive tax system is the United S tates tax system. He who controls taxes, controls the world. The rich people of this world have always con trolled taxes. Since the beginning. They the super rich, have outsourced all of our jobs, which takes away from our tax system that is to pay for the rebuilding of our infra structures, not infrastructures world wide. All of the multinationals hav e mis used our tax system in other nations, China, India, Korea, Russia, all of Europe and Asia. Worldwide, they control our Congress, Sen ate and the Supreme Court. Amer icas working class and poor are slaves to the rest of the world. All of the richest families in America have off-shored their family fortunes to avoid Americas tax systems federal, state, and local. By controlling our tax sys tems they have committed tr eason against the Unit ed States of America. They hav e off-shored our bank ing system to the point that no one s identity is safe. They off-shored the feder al tax system to India. The world s infrastructure is be ing rebuilt by our tax dollars. Amer icas working class and the poor must go to war with our elected of cials who have used our tax system as a slush fund, for themselves and their friends. Since the rest of the world is the beneciary of our tax system then the IRS should be going after Americas wealthy families. Your tax system has been off-shored. The Ameri can working class have lost contr ol of its government, their jobs and their tax sys tem. We have to demand a 180-degr ee change. We are in a class war. We have no control. We have lost our nation. Our elected ofcials local, state and federal have turned rogue. The working class must take control. Our nation of laws are not working. Our public ofcials have de stroyed our system where ev eryone is equal. They have destroyed our consti tution.BILLIE EE JEWETTSebringTennis team says thanksThe Sebring High School Girls Tennis team and coaches would like to ex press their appreciation to the individuals and busi nesses that stepped up to help us this y ear. The girls nished as District Runnerup as well as Regional Run ner-up. O ur wonderful sponsors made it possible for us to cover expenses of uniforms, equipment and travel. Thank you to Dr. T.C. and Kitty Lackey, Drs. Thak kar and Thakkar, Chen Dental, Galatis Pizza, Publix S upermarkets Southgate, Walmart of Sebring, Ad vanced Insurance Group, I nc., Baker Septic Installa tions, Inc., Golf Etc., Lewis Chir opractic, Subway DeSo to Square, Mike Rafferty, and Chip Valley. We would also like to thank our team parents and grandparents for their great support throughout the en tire season.C oO A cC H Ho HO LLINGER AND C oO A cC H J oO H NS oO NSebring High SchoolEvery once in a while I see or read something that makes me feel every one of my 56 years. It helps if this is done in an amusing fashion, as it takes the sting out of the experience. When I was young, all phones were rotary dial (and stayed home), we played records, and TV was limited to a few network channels. Color televi sion was a big deal when it came out. M y family had a dishwasher me and my siblings. As I got older more fun things came out. Audio cassettes were awesome you could record stuff. I remem ber having a cassette player in my rst car (I think the r adio didnt work) and I could play tapes while I drove. Then in the s we got the Walk man. Suddenly we could take our mu sic with us while we walked around or jogged? H ow cool was that? True, you needed headphones to use it and it re ally didnt t in your pocket, but it was still a big inno vation. Today I saw a video, available on YouTube, that shows kids ranging in age from around 7 to 13 being intro duced to a Walkman for the rst time in their liv es. Their reactions are why I am perhaps feeling older than usual. At rst they are puzzled. What is this strange device? How do you work it? What is it used for? I watched them turn it over in their hands, trying to gure it out. They are stunned to learn that you needed a cassette tape and headphones to make it work. Some of them had never even seen a cassette before. They struggle to open up the player to insert the cassette. They are excited when they nally get it working. But it seems to most of them a lot of work to listen to music, though one bright boy points out you have to do stuff to get an iPad to play online music. They cant believe you just cant pick any song you want on a tape, you have to search for it using fast forward and rewind to search for it. They are amazed that you could only t about 30 songs on a tape. And the fact that Walkmans cost $200 in my day? Unbe lievable. G iven the choice of technology modern or Walkman there was no contest. The kids voted for todays de vices over the old ways. And you know what? I agr ee with them. I currently own an iPod, which holds my music and videos (audio cassettes dont do video). I can play CDs or my iPod in my car if theres nothing on the radio I want to listen to. My cell phone is capable of holding music, though I use it more for keeping me organized and on schedule. I love modern technology. But that doesnt mean I dont have a healthy re spect for the devices of the past. They ar e part of the path to our modern toys, and blazed the way for those elec tronics we currently enjoy. And at the time they did their job of providing us with instruction and entertainment. I even still have many cassettes in my house, even though its been a while since I listened to them. Maybe its time to dust off my cassette player and pop one in, for old times sake. To those of my readers who remem ber these old things, I hope I havent made y ou feel too old. To the young er generation who have no clue what I m talking about, ask your parents or grandparents. And be kind to some of us, those were the good old days.Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be con tacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@embarqmail. com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun.Old vs. new: Remember the Walkman? LL AURAS Loo LOO KLaura Ware

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com Quality Work at a Reasonable Price ROOFING SPECIALIST 863-385-4690 FULLY LICENSED & INSUREDState Lic # RC 0066817 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. For the past 27 years, Graham, his wife and thousands of volunteers have brought to life Biblical stories on a grand scale for the enjoyment of fellow believers and non-believers alike. Power and Light Productions continues to provide a one-of-a-kind experience through live storytelling. The Story of Noah started in 2012 when Graham decided to introduce, or re-introduce, another tale from the Bible along with their nationally acclaimed Story of Jesus. The Story of Noah quickly became an even bigger project with more than 100 animals and 200 actors. Noah is more complex, more complicated and more involved in every way than the Story of Jesus, Graham said. Even those with the tiniest morsel of Biblical knowledge are fully aware of the tale of Noah and the ark, Graham said. Instead of putting on a show about an old man building a boat and gathering animals, Graham decided to take a different approach with the popular story. If you look in the Bible, throughout the story of Noah there isnt a single recorded word of what Noah said. You know the story of how he was told to build the ark and collect the animals by God. We have very little to work with if we did only the four chapters in the Bible that speaks of Noah and this process, Graham said. The Story of Noah will depict the state of what the world might have been like during that time. This play depicts a very wicked, primitive, demented culture, Graham said. What we dont know is how Noah felt and what he went through during all this time, a time when the world was so wicked that God decided to destroy it all minus these few people and animals. Our play shows what Noah might have gone through during this issues with his wife and his family. They might have thought he was wrong or crazy for building this enormous ark. He might have thought he was crazy himself. It shows what other people might have did or thought of Noah; how they might have treated him and bothered him. And it shows Noahs struggle to do what God commanded of him not knowing how long he would have to wait to see the things he was told were coming. A theme of darkness does hover over the play but like any believers life, phases of faith, love and endurance are depicted throughout the production. Theres also a surprise at the end that you will have to see for yourself. The set, which is 250 feet long, is more comparable to a movie set rather than a play. Some scenes may be frightening to younger children, so parents should use their discretion. Weve worked really hard to make this feel not like a play. This production is like you are right there in the midst of it. This is not a stage play, its a full-on set. All the music was created for this production. Theres a score just like a movie at a theater, Graham said. Tears are regularly seen during and following Grahams productions, he said, and Noah is no different. Graham said that the uncomfortableness and realness of the play moves people in so many different ways. In its 27 years, these plays have reached approximately 16,000 people each year. If you dont believe a word the Bible said, you will still get a quality show. You will get your moneys worth. This is hands down the best show of our 27 years in business, Graham said. The nationally acclaimed production, Story of Noah, will run for one nal weekend, Friday and Saturday at the Cattlemans Arena in Wauchula each night at 7:30 p.m. A pre-show, Pictures of Freedom, begins at 7 p.m. sharp and depicts a fast-moving ride through history, representing people who have fought for freedom in this nation starting with Native Americans and ending with Sept. 11. Ticket may be purchased online or at the gate for $21 (adults) and $19 (children and seniors). End section seating tickets are $17. Parking is free. Food and concessions are available for purchase during the show and intermission and is provided by Beef O Bradys. Cattlemens Arena is at 507 Civic Drive, Wauchula. The arena can seat up to 1,600 audience members nightly. For ticket purchases or more information visit www.storyofnoah.org or call (863) 375-4031.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. NOAH FROM PAGE A1RICHARD HARVEYRichard Joseph Harvey was born June 12, 1922 in Detroit, Mich. He died at home in Avon Park on April 5, 2014. Dick was a World War II Army veteran. He married Elizabeth Lewinski on Aug. 5, 1950. After retiring in 1984, they retired to Florida. Dick and Betty enjoyed gol ng, boating, bowling, and traveling together. Their fun travels always included their golf clubs and a single afternoon martini. For many years, he worked with Habitat for Humanity. He also had a special devotion to Our Lords Mother, Mary. Dick is survived by Elizabeth, his wife of 63 years, and his sister, Beatrice Riley of Boynton Beach, the last of nine siblings. A Memorial Mass will be held at noon Saturyday, April 26 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park. DARRELL KORANDADarrell Owen Koranda, July 11, 1951 to March 17, 2014. Truly one of the kindest men on Earth, Darrell was the owner of Darrell Korandas Refrigeration and A/C Company. He was past vice president and past president of Highlands County Ham Radio Club. He is survived by his wife, Kay; children, Thomas Lovett, Lisa Webber and Jessica (Padisa); 16 grandchildren and ve greatgrandchildren; a brother, Dennis Koranda of Sebring; and sisters, Rose Mary Dressin of Florida, Marilyn Durrance of Bonifay, and Dawn Robinson of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lovett; his parents, Walt and Jenny Koranda; and brothers, Mark and Dean Koranda. Darrells A/C Company is in the process of being sold to a very good friend, American First of Avon Park. KORANDA OBITUARIES BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Deputies served a search warrant on a local home and found a trove of drugs and weapons, leading to the arrest of the resident, a convicted felon. Deputies executed the search warrant at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, at 123 N. Glenwood Ave. in Avon Park. Eric Von Ferguson, 41, was in the residence at the time and tried to ee out the back, but deputies caught him and arrested him. Deputies also detained and arrested Shannon Denise Hendrix, 36, of 816 Palmer Ave. in Avon Park, who was there at the time. While looking through the home, deputies found: Approximately 65 grams of a green leafy substance in his living room. It eld-tested positive for cannabis. One sandwich bag contained 20 grams of the substance, while 18 other sandwich bags contained smaller amounts. Approximately 18 grams of a crystalline substance that eld-tested positive for methamphetamine. Deputies found it in the garbage after Hendrix told them she saw Von Ferguson throw something in there. One black Smith & Wesson Shield M&P .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun. One black Beretta No. 21A semi-automatic handgun. Twenty rounds of .40-caliber ammunition. Seven rounds of .25-caliber ammunition. One Remington 12 gauge shotgun shell. Several drug paraphernalia items, such as plastic baggies, scales and glass smoking pipes with residue. When questioned, Von Ferguson denied any knowledge of the rearms and methamphetamine, although it was Hendrixs information that led deputies to the methamphetamine in the garbage can. Deputies charged Von Ferguson with two counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and one count each of possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or distribute, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of controlled substances without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Hendrix was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.Convicted felon charged with having drugs, gun Special to the News-SunSEBRING The University of Florida Agriculture Extension Of ce will host an Earth Day program featuring several guest speakers on Tuesday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center Auditorium at U.S. 27 and George Boulevard from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Each of the speakers will talk about some issue of sustainable living and the impact on jobs and the local economy. Presentations scheduled are: Florida Friendly Landscaping by David Austin, Highlands County Urban Horticultural Agent, UF Agriculture Extension (http://highlands.ifas.u .edu) World Hunger, Culture and How It Relates to the Small Farmer by Phil Murphy, executive director, H.E.A.R.T. Institute at Warner University (http://heart-institute.org/) Permaculture: Life in Fertile Soil by Josh Jamison, Instructor & Agriculture Manager, H.E.A.R.T. Institute (http://heart-institute. org/) Aquatic Ecosystems: Water Quality & Quality of Life by Clell Ford, Highlands County lake manager Sustainable Systems: Making Green by Saving Green by Elmer Hall, DIBA, Strategic Business Planning Co. (www.SBPlan.com & www.SustainZine.com) Renewable Energy: Biofuels Jobs and Education by Beth Burch, PhD, lead instructor, Bioenergy Education SFSC, Division of Applied Sciences and Technologies (www. SouthFlorida.edu) Economic Development: Green Jobs and Green Business by Stephen Weeks, executive director, EDC/IDA (www.HighlandsEDC. com) Call the Ag Extension Of ce at 402-6540 for details. Admission is free.Earth Day program planned Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Story of Noah will take place next Friday and Saturday for two nal shows at Cattlemans Arena in Wauchula. Tickets and additional information is available online at www. storyofnoah.org.

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A7 CARPET MART, INC leaves on May 10 at Pinecrest Golf Club at 2250 Little Lake Bonnet Road in Avon Park. The event will feature gaming including a corn hole tournament outside on the lawn a silent auction, cash bar and live music by Shelby Dressel and the Logan Dressel Band. Admission is $20. All ages are welcome, Sedlock said. People may pay in advance or pay at the door. Sedlock just hopes it can help ease what Jades parents, Jackie and Greg Jackson, have had to pay to get her to and from treatments. Jade, an Avon Park High School student, has fought cancer for a year. She began having head aches in early 2013, according to her familys F acebook page, Jades Journey. A magnetic resonance imaging scan on June 27, 2013, found a tumor, diagnosed as ependymoma. Surgery at All Chil drens Hospital in St. Petersburg removed most of it, and J ade has been undergoing treatment for the cancer since then, the page states. The results in the rst six months of chemo therapy were not as good as hoped, said K im Dou berly, technology resource teacher for Highlands County School D istrict, who helped or ganize another fundraiser through the school system. J ade has been in an ex pensive round of treatment since early this y ear, Sedlock said, while Jade has been taking classes at home and pa tiently waiting for her hair to gr ow back. Sedlock said a fam ily member nominated Jade to the Make-AW ish Foundation, and the family has now been offered a trip to Hawaii to swim with the dol phins, Sedlock said. H owever, Sedlock doesnt want anyone to think that Jade is healed, yet. The situation is not over, by any means, Sedlock said. I want people to be aware of her situation. Sedlock wants to thank the Avon Park Junior Jay cees for working the casino tables, the Avon P ark Chamber of Com merce for providing the tables and Pinecr est Golf Club for agreeing to host the event. For details about the event or now to become a silent auction donor or event sponsor, call Sed lock at 863-443-1639. JADE FROM PAGE A A 1reghters will be on hand to receive certi cates and pins for terms r anging from ve to as many as 35 years of ser vice. We started this sever al years ago to show our appr eciation to our vol unteers, said Highlands C ounty Emergency Op erations Director Tim E ures. Plus, this will fall into Volunteer Appreci ation Month so it works out w ell. Although most of the recipients will be recog nized for ve-year pins, ther e are longer term reghters as well. Rich ard Gavagni of the Highlands Park Volunteer Fire D epartment will be rec ognized for 30 years of ser vice and Mark Fortier of Placid Lakes VFD has registered 35 years. In all, there will be 45 recipients honored rep resenting nine differ ent units in the county. E ures offered words of praise for the volunteers and their efforts. These guys and gals love what they do and its inspiring to work with them, he said. You cannot buy pride and dedication. Eures said local re sponse to the call to join the r anks of volun teer reghting has been good, with 20-25 candi dates responding for the mandator y 246-hour in structional sessions. In fact, a class was star ted in March with 28 hope fuls now looking for cer tication. I am so surprised and thankful on how the members of this com munity have stepped up to that challenge , he said. We dont pay these people or even give them many incentives the least we can do is say thank you. At any one time, there are more than 200 men and women reghting volunteers in Highlands County who can respond if the call goes out. Al though volunteers cover the to wn of Lake Placid, they respond mostly in the unincorporated ar eas of the county. E ures added that the volunteer re system is a great bargain for tax payers. I did a little guring, and if we converted all of the volunteer re sta tions to a 24/7 operation and staffed them at just minimum wage just the salaries and benets would be around $3.8 million, he said. The meeting will com mence at 6 / p.m. Tuesday. T o set the tone, Venus VFD Fire Chief Thomas Hunt will deliver the in vocation prior to the cer emony. COUNTY FROM PAGE A A 1reduce patients pain and recovery time. Grifn is a patient her self a right total knee r eplacement four years ago thanks to years of competitive horse-riding injuries. She said she will eventually need to have her left knee replaced, and plans to have it done at in Sebring like her right one. Ive been through it and can tell (patients) what to expect, Grifn said. Eric Stevens, president and CEO of Florida Hos pital Heartland, said the new system cost F lorida Hospital almost $1 mil lion $999,000. It ar rived late last year and has assisted in 10 knee oper a tions and two hip operations already. B eissinger said Stevens was sold on MAKOplas ty the name for the robotic surgery technique long befor e taking over as the hospitals chief admin istrator last fall. Its advantage with knee replacements is that the surgeon doesn t always have to re place an entire joint. I n the past, Beissinger said, partial knee replace ments didnt hold up as w ell because they were hard to align with the joint and leg. The precision of the computer-assisted system helps the doctor remove just the part of the joint and create a precise t for the implant. A more precise t helps align the joint and leg properly to carry the pa tients weight and hold up under activ e use, some thing a lot of Floridians want as they get older Beissinger said. Theres nothing more advanced that what we have here, Alvarez said. Without the robot, its harder to align. The system uses com puter tomography scans of the joint to map out what needs to be replaced, said Brian David, one of two technicians assigned by MAKO to congure the machine for each opera tion. A burr drill removes the bone to be r eplaced, but its movement is re stricted by the computer and the patients movement is restricted by pins set into the leg bones Reective sensors set up on the leg, the drill and the operating table keep everything aligned via an infrared array attached to the computer, which tells the drill how deep and wide to cut into the bone. It wont let the doctor overcut, David said. A screen showing the CT scan of the bone shades the part to be removed in green, and the doctor watches the screen. As the drill cuts, the green on the screen disappears, David said. Its actually easier for the doctor to watch the screen than the drill itself. ROBOTS FROM PAGE A A 1 Phil Attinger/News-SunDr. J.C. AA lvarez guides a drill to make cuts in a mock-up of a partial knee replacement surgical operation. The drill s depth and lateral movements are restricted by a computer-assisted robotic procedure that is based on a computer tomography scan of the joint to be repaired. A A lignment of the components is ne-tuned using reective arrays, such as the trapezoid to the left. A A lvarez is guiding his own work in this mock-up by watching a computer screen to the left. CALL 314-9876

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com AMERICAN GOLF CART Sales & Service 863-453-CART (2278) Family Owned Since 1981 2833 Hwy 27 S. Avon Park EZ-GO Dont get stranded. Let Trojan Golf Cart battery get you hopping! NEW & USED Tires Good Pre-owned Electric Carts Like us on WE BUY OLD GOLF CARTS! BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Two miles east of U.S. 27, there sits an unassuming shop in a metal building with feather ags uttering in the breeze. Motorists wanting to save money on tires might want to stop in. Mike and Christina Williams said they searched all over for a place to set up Williams Tire & Small Engine Repair before settling in at 101 Deer Trail East in Sebring. Open since March 18, they are offering to sell and mount either used tires from stock or new tires through next-day order. Michael Williams has worked as a mechanic at Spring Lake Golf Course for 13-14 years maintaining mowers, Weed Eaters and golf cart tires. At his shop, he offers to do the same with all-terrain vehicles, scooters, GoKarts and Mules, as well as sharpen mower blades and recharge golf carts. Im told its not easy to nd someone to x (small engines), he said. The main business is tire repair and replacement. Weve seen a need for good quality and pricing for new and used tires, Christina Williams said, and not charge an arm and a leg. Prices start at $30-$50 per tire. They have sold a lot of common-size passenger car tires, Christina Williams said, but also have truck and sport-utility vehicle tires. There are up to 260 used tires in stock, she said, but if people want a new tire, a day is not long to wait. She said they could provide a set of SUV tires for as much as $200 less than some shops. She said a set of Goodyear tires, through them, would cost around $500, where other shops might charge $800-$900. Mike Williams said he has replaced a tire for an earth mover, but wont sell those used: Only new. However, if a car, truck or SUV customer just wants to patch a leak, theyll do that too, Christina Williams said: With an interior patch, not a plug. She said they mount and balance the tires and employ just themselves and Mike Williams father, Michael Sr., to keep costs down. Customers wont nd a showroom lobby with avored coffee, but Michael Sr. has black coffee cranking into the pot every morning, and customers are welcome to it, she said. Customers may even see the couples children playing in their own corner of the of ce. Its a family business, Christina Williams said. If you want to check them out, they are a quarter mile east of the Loyal Order of Moose lodge on U.S. 98 at 101 Deer Trail East, on the north side of the road a left turn from Sebring. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. Call 863-655-2323 to see if they can help you, make an appointment or get directions.Williams Tire looks to save drivers money Phil Attinger/News-SunMike Williams selects a used tire from the rack at Williams Tire & Small Engine Repair on U.S. 98. He and his wife, Christina, keep a stock of more than 250 used tires at all times, but can order new tires for next-day delivery.Phil Attinger/News-SunChristina and Mike Williams, by the tire changer at their tire and small engine repair shop on U.S. 98, want to provide customers with quality used tires or new tires at an affordable price. Phil Attinger/ News-SunMike Williams works on the engine of a motor scooter at Williams Tire & Small Engine Repair. Hes worked on golf carts, mowers, Weed Eaters, allterrain vehicles and even four-passenger Mules. BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Senior Home Cares Sebring area of ce, a Medicare-certi ed home health care agency at 219 U.S. 27 North reports a patient satisfaction rate that signi cantly beats the national average. The of ce received a 100 percent patient satisfaction rate, compared to the national average of 84 percent in January 2014, where patients rated the Sebring agency a 9 or 10 (with 10 being the highest), reported by the Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems Survey. We appreciate our patients taking the time to provide their feedback, recognizing Senior Home Care services for meeting and exceeding their expectations, said Lynn Wilson, the companys division vice president of sales and operations in Florida. Seeing our patients recover and rate us with high marks for our quality care and compassion is what it is all about. Thats why we do what we do. We are so pleased with our staff,Patricia Hanks, RN, director of accreditation and regulatory, added. We knew they provided exceptional patient care and now that exceptional care is re ected in one of the top national databases. The HHCAHPS survey is provided to all home health care patients covered by Medicare. Patients are asked how well the agency communicated and discussed medicines, pain and home safety; if care was provided in a professional way; how they would rate the agency overall; and how strongly they would recommend the agency to others. Publicly reported results are available through www.medicare. gov/homehealthcompare. For more, visit www.seniorhomecare.net, www. kindred.com or www.kindredathome.com.Senior Home Cares Sebring office gets perfect rating Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Youve got the idea. Now you need to know how get on your way. Starting Your Business is a class that teaches just that. From how to determine feasibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Starting Your Business is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at USF. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. It will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at South Florida State College Corporate and Community Education Room T20 from 2-4:30 p.m. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, Certi ed Business Analyst with the Florida SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 863-7847378 to reserve a seat in the seminar.Starting your Business seminar April 30

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 PAUL NEWBERRYAP National WriterATLANTA If the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for winning a championship. The NBA? No way. More than the NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball, the cream of the regular season in the NBA always seems to rise to the top of the rim come playoff time. In the last two decades, all but three titles have been claimed by teams that had at least the fourth-best overall record in the league. So maybe the two-time defending champion Miami Heat have some reason to worry: They were No. 5 this season. For the most part, Atlantas Kyle Korver said Friday, the best team wins. The Hawks, therefore, have no chance. Not with the worst record (38-44) among the playoff qualiers. Not in this league, which tends to weed out the sort of surprises you see in the one-and-done NCAA tournament where a No. 7 seed (Connecticut) beats a No. 8 seed (Kentucky) for the championship. Or in the NFL, where a team getting hot at the right time can spring a major surprise on the right day. The NBA is best-ofseven through four grueling rounds; but, then again, so is the NHL, which also requires 16 playoff wins to take the championship. Baseball, for that matter, has the same format for its league championship series and World Series. Why, then, do those leagues produce far more surprise champions than the NBA? Theres not a hockey goalie who can get hot or a pitcher who can be dominating and change a series, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer theorized. In the NBA, its hard to go against the numbers. It just doesnt happen as often. If youre going by the numbers, top overall seed San Antonio (62-20) or Oklahoma City (the next-best record at 5923) are the most likely teams to be celebrating after the nal game. Thats not to say LeBron James & Co. might as well call it a season. In an interesting twist, the last champion to nish outside the top four during the regular season was ... the Heat. That was in 2006, before the Big Three united in South Florida. Led essentially by Dwyane Wade, Miami went 52-30 during the regular season and nished second in the East, a staggering 12 games behind Detroit. But the Heat upset the top overall seed in the conference nals, then beat Dallas for the title. Still, history shows thats a major anomaly in the NBA. Over the entire history of the league, stretching back to 1947 when it was known as the Basketball Association of America, the teams with the most regular-season victories have hoarded 32 championships. Those at No. 2 have nished on top 18 times, SPORTsS LAKE PLACID4LAKELAND CHRISTIAN3 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comFridays rainout against the Titans of St. Petersburg came a bit too late to save the Panther baseball season. Much like Crash Davis manufactured a rainout for his Durham Bulls in the midst of a losing streak, South Florida probably could have used one a few games ago to get out of their rut. It was just under two weeks ago that the Panthers had demolished Pasco-Hernando 16-3 and head coach Rick Hitt sized things up. We really havent gone on an extended run this year, he had said. Weve had three in a row, four in a row, but not a real big run. At the time, SFSC was three games out of contention for postseason play, amid the jumbled Suncoast Conference standings, with 10 conference games left to play. From there, the Panthers did go on a streak, albeit not the sort Hitt was hoping for. They were swept in a three-game series against South Florida streaking the wrong way Dan Hoehne/News-Sun lesRodney Forbes was safe at third on this slide against Pasco-Hernando on Monday, April 7. The Panthers, unfortunately, have been sliding ever since. SEE SFSC | A12 Column: no April, May or June Madness in NBASEE NBA | A11 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Jayme Faircloth and the Lady Panthers saw their late-season surge to ward the state tournament ended Thursday. The team needed at least a split at top-seeded Polk to remain in contention, but the Eagles swept by 10-2 and 8-2 scores.LADY PANTHER SURGE STOPPED TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball WriterMIAMI If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry. Upset odds look miniscule. Miami has lost only four of its last 23 games against the Bobcats, going 15-0 in the series since LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade teamed up with the Heat. But its numbers like those that the Heat are rendering irrelevant heading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference rst-round matchup on Sunday. Miami may deserve the condence of a twotime defending champion bidding for a fourth straight NBA Finals trip, but the Heat arent over looking any team heading into these playoffs. Anything before this season doesnt matter, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. They had a different team, a different coach. The only thing that matters is this year. Our last three games against them, we had to dig back from three deficits to come back and win. That has not gone lost in our preparation. Here are the numbers that do seem to matter to Miami these days: The Bobcats were 20-9 since the AllStar break, have held opponents to under 50 percent shooting in 18 of their last 19 games and had the leagues lowest aver age turnovers-per-game over that same stretch, just 11.6 giveaways per night. This is a good ballclub, Wade said. This is not the Charlotte Bobcats that everyone thinks of when you hear the name. Al Jefferson and Steve Clifford changed all that. Jeffersons rst year in Charlotte was a colossal success, with him averaging 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds. Clifford inherited a team that was 28-120 over the last two seasons and won 43 games and a seven-win franchise two years ago is now a seventh-seed in the East playoffs. Its time to take it to another level, Jefferson said. We reached one goal. Regardless of what Heat open quest for another title vs BobcatsSEE HEAT | A11This is not the Charlotte Bobcats that everyone thinks of when you hear the name.Dwyane Wade Heat guard BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Prior to Thursdays regular season nale, Green Dragon head coach D.W. Daum tried to sum up his rst season at the helm. I dont know if I can think of a word to fully describe it, he said. But it has been an experience. His team gave him one more indescribable experience on this night, pulling out a 4-3 win over Lakeland Christian with a seventh-inning, two-run rally. Lake Placid had met the Vikings in Lakeland in late February and fell in a 1-0 loss. And as this one unfolded, it seemed another pitchers duel was in the making as Tyler Carr worked through two scoreless innings, striking out four. And during those two innings, the Dragons (612) lone base-runner was picked off at second base. Carr exited after the second to save him for next weeks District 9-4A Tournament, and Paul Cantwell came on in relief. But Lakeland Christian (14-7) scratched for a run in the top of the third on a walk, an error and two y balls. Stetson recruit Brooks Wilson then set Lake Placid down in order before his teammates added two more in the fourth. With the bases loaded and two out, Marcus Stump ripped a two-run single to push the lead out to 3-0 before Cantwell got a grounder to rstbaseman Jacob Cram to retire the side. The Dragons got a runner to second in each of the next two innings, but couldnt get either one any further. Cram came on in relief in the fth and would keep the Vikings scoreless over his three innings of work. And in the sixth, Lake Placid began to climb back into it, with a little help from their opponents. With one out, Isaiah Velasquez took one for the team and Alex Miller followed with a swinging MCT photoDwyane Wade lead the Heat to the 2006 NBA title.Dragons win on walk-off Dan Hoehne/News-Sun/Laine Daum hops out of the way of this Viking baserunner after getting a force at home plate, which would prove key in Lake Placids 4-3 win Thursday. SEE DRAGONS | A12

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com COMING UP High School Baseball Monday Lake Placid at District 9-4A Tournament, Avon Park, vs. Frostproof, 7 p.m. Tuesday Avon Park hosts District 9-4 A Tournament, vs. Lake Placid/Frostproof winner, 7:30 p.m.; Sebring at District 11-5A Tournament, at Lemon Bay, 7 p.m. College Baseball Monday SFSC vs. Hillsborough, 6 p.m. TODAYAUTO RACING %  en NHRA Lucas Oil Series 11 a.m. ESPN2 COLLEGE BASEBALL %  en Vanderbilt at Arkansas 1 p.m. ESPN GOLF %  en PGA RBC Heritage 1 p.m. GOLF %  en PGA RBC Heritage 1 p.m. CBS %  en PGA Greater Gwinnett Championship 12:30 p.m. GOLF MLB %  en N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 1:30 p.m. SUN %  en Baltimore at Boston 7 p.m. ESPN NBA PLAYOFFS %  en Dallas at San Antonio 1 p.m. TNT %  en Charlotte at Miami 3:30 p.m. ABC %  en Washington at Chicago 7 p.m. TNT %  en Portland at Houston 9:30 p.m. TNT NHL PLAYOFFS %  en Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers Noon NBC %  en Detroit at Boston 3 p.m. NBC MONDAYMLB %  en Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. ESPN NBA PLAYOFFS %  en Memphis at Oklahoma City 8 p.m. TNT %  en Golden State at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. TNT TUESDAYMLB %  en Minnesota at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUN NBA PLAYOFFS %  en Atlanta at Indiana 7 p.m. TNT %  en Washington at Chicago 9:30 p.m. TNT SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD NBA Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana vs. Atlanta Saturday, April 19: Atlanta at Indiana, late Tuesday, April 22: Atlanta at Indiana, 7 / p.m. Thursday, April 24: Indiana at Atlanta, 7 / p.m. Saturday, April 26: Indiana at Atlanta, 2 / p.m. x-Monday, April 28: Atlanta at Indiana, 8 / p.m. x-Thursday, May 1: Indiana at Atlanta, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Atlanta at Indiana, TBD Miami vs. Charlotte Sunday, April 20: Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 / p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Charlotte at Miami, 7 / p.m. Saturday, April 26: Miami at Charlotte, 7 / p.m. Monday, April 28: Miami at Charlotte, 7 / p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Charlotte at Miami, TBD x-Friday, May 2: Miami at Charlotte, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Charlotte at Miami, TBD Toronto vs. Brooklyn Saturday, April 19: Brooklyn at Toronto, late Tuesday, April 22: Brooklyn at Toronto, 7:30 / p.m. Friday, April 25: Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 / p.m. Sunday, April 27: Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 / p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD x-Friday, May 2: Toronto at Brooklyn, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD Chicago vs. Washington Sunday, April 20: Washington at Chicago, 7 / p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Washington at Chicago, 8:30 / p.m. Friday, April 25: Chicago at Washington, 8 / p.m. Sunday, April 27: Chicago at Washington, 1 / p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: Washington at Chicago, TBD x-Thursday, May 1: Chicago at Washington, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Washington at Chicago, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio vs. Dallas Sunday, April 20: Dallas at San Antonio, 1 / p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Dallas at San Antonio, 8 / p.m. Saturday, April 26: San Antonio at Dallas, 4:30 / p.m. Monday, April 28: San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 / p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Dallas at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, May 2: San Antonio at Dallas, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Dallas at San Antonio, TBD Oklahoma City vs. Memphis Saturday, April 19: Memphis at Oklahoma City, late Monday, April 21: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 / p.m. Thursday, April 24: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 / p.m. Saturday, April 26: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 / p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Thursday, May 1: Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Saturday, April 19: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, late Monday, April 21: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 / p.m. Thursday, April 24: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 / p.m. Sunday, April 27: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 3:30 / p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Thursday, May 1: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD Houston vs. Portland Sunday, April 20: Portland at Houston, 9:30 / p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Portland at Houston, 9:30 / p.m. Friday, April 25: Houston at Portland, 10:30 / p.m. Sunday, April 27: Houston at Portland, 9:30 / p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Portland at Houston, TBD x-Friday, May 2: Houston at Portland, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Portland at Houston, TBDNHL Playoff GlanceFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Detroit 1, Boston 0 Friday, April 18: Detroit 1, Boston 0 Sunday, April 20: Detroit at Boston, 3 / p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Boston at Detroit, 7:30 / p.m. Thursday, April 24: Boston at Detroit, 8 / p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Detroit at Boston, 3 / p.m. x-Monday, April 28: Boston at Detroit, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Detroit at Boston, TBD Montreal 2, Tampa Bay 0 Wednesday, April 16: Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 4, OT Friday, April 18: Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 1 Sunday, April 20: Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 / p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 / p.m. x-Thursday, April 24: Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 / p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Tampa Bay at Montreal, TBD x-Tuesday, April 29: Montreal at Tampa Bay, TBD Pittsburgh 1, Columbus 0 Wednesday, April 16: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Saturday, April 19: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 / p.m. Monday, April 21: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 / p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 / p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Monday, April 28: Pittsburgh at Columbus, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD N.Y. Rangers 1, Philadelphia 0 Thursday, April 17: N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1 Sunday, April 20: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, Noon Tuesday, April 22: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 8 / p.m. Friday, April 25: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 / p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rang ers, Noon x-Tuesday, April 29: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Colorado 1, Minnesota 0 Thursday, April 17: Colorado 5, Minnesota 4, OT Saturday, April 19: Minnesota at Colorado, 9:30 / p.m. Monday, April 21: Colorado at Minnesota, 7 / p.m. Thursday, April 24: Colorado at Minnesota, 9:30 / p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Minnesota at Colorado, TBD x-Monday, April 28: Colorado at Minnesota, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Minnesota at Colorado, TBD St. Louis 1, Chicago 0 Thursday, April 17: St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, 3OT Saturday, April 19: Chicago at St. Louis, 3 / p.m. Monday, April 21: St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 / p.m. Wednesday, April 23: St. Louis at Chicago, 9:30 / p.m. x-Friday, April 25: Chicago at St. Louis, 8 / p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: St. Louis at Chicago, 3 / p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: Chicago at St. Louis, TBD Anaheim 2, Dallas 0 Wednesday, April 16: Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 Friday, April 18: Anaheim 3, Dallas 2 Monday, April 21: Anaheim at Dallas, 9:30 / p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Anaheim at Dallas, 8 / p.m. x-Friday, April 25: Dallas at Anaheim, 10:30 / p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Anaheim at Dallas, TBD x-Tuesday, April 29: Dallas at Anaheim, TBD San Jose 1, Los Angeles 0 Thursday, April 17: San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Sunday, April 20: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 / p.m. Tuesday, April 22: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10 / p.m. Thursday, April 24: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 / p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD x-Monday, April 28: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTSFlorida Hospital Clay ShootOKEECHOBEE The Florida Hospital Heartland Clay Shoot will be held on Friday, April 25, at the Quail Creek Plantation beginning at 8:30 / a.m. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 / a.m. at Quail Creek, located at 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee. There will also be a home-cooked BBQ lunch and fantastic rafe and green bird prizes. There are four levels of sponsorships available, from Station Sponsor which includes advertising on course station signage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which includes registration for one shooter and lunch. The $500 Team Sponsor includes one four-man shooting team and lunch, along with advertising on banner displayed at lunch tents. The $2,500 Gold Sponsor includes one four-man team, cart and lunch, a banner hanging during event with company logo, company logo on yer/registration and all mail pieces, one station sign, one suite for Thursday nights social and two Thursday night dinner tickets. For more information or to register, call the Foundation at (863) 4025525, or visit the website www.FHHeartland.org/ Foundation.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING The Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center will be hosting their 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Sun N Lake. Format is a four-per son scramble with handicapped ights. Entry fee is $65 per person, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 / a.m. the day of the tournament, with an 8:30 / a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to benet college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578.Highlands County Summer LeaguesSEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department announces that the 2014 Summer Leagues will start the week of May 12. Leagues will include Womens, Church and Recreational A and B Leagues and are open to all adults and youth 16 years and older. Registration and fees are due by Wednesday, May 7, no exceptions. Fees are $360 and $15 sanctioning fee for the year. For any further information please call Bob Keefe at 863-381-8284, Dustin Ridenour at 381-8269 or the Sports Complex at 863-402-6755.Bass N Trash TournamentSEBRING The Sebring Sr. FFA will host the First Annual Bass N Trash Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 17, on Lake Jackson at the Veterans Beach boat ramp. Cost is $25 per person, with a maximum of four people per team, with all registered team members receiving a free T-shirt and lunch. Meet time is 7 / a.m. and shing will get underway at 7:30 / a.m. Weigh-in takes place at Noon. Cass prizes will be given to heaviest total of three bass, three trash sh, heaviest bass and heaviest trash sh. All sh must be alive at weigh-in. Registration deadline is May 1, which guarantees a shirt, registrations after that, up through the day of the tournament, arent guaranteed a shirt. To register, or for more information, contact Sarah Cleveland at (352) 214-9883, or Rebekah Wills at (863) 273-0208.SHS Summer 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. Sebring Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four (4) instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight types of instruction: 1. Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no experience necessary. 2. Parent and Tot: Water Orientation. Mother/ Father must participate with child. (6 months to 2 years of age.) 3. Level I: Introduction to Water Skills. Students rst water orientation without Mother/Father. Part A--Preschool Aquatics (2-4 years of age) Part B-School Age (4-5 years of age) 4. Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Students do not need Mother/Father in pool. (4-5 years of age.) 5. Level III: Stroke Development. Students must be comfortable in water. 6. Level IV: Stroke Improvement. Students must be able to swim 10 yards, do a front dive, and oat on their backs. 7. Level V: Stroke Renement. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water 30 seconds, and elementary back stroke 25 yards. 8. Level VI: Part A Personal Water Safety/ Diving Fundamentals. Students must be able to swim 100 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, backstroke 100 yards. Will learn basics of diving. Part B Fitness Swimmer/Diving Fundamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of diving. There will be a $50 fee for the two-week session and students will be enrolled on a rst come, rst served basis. There will be no refunds after completion of registration and payment of fees, unless the swim class is cancelled. There must be at least four swimmers per class for the lessons to be taught.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 pay able to Sebring Sunrise Foundation, P.O. Box 1363, Sebring, FL 33871.Major League BaseballAmerican League East W L Pct GB New York 10 7 .588 Baltimore 8 7 .533 1 Toronto 9 8 .529 1 Tampa Bay 8 9 .471 2 Boston 7 10 .412 3 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 7 6 .538 Kansas City 8 7 .533 Minnesota 8 8 .500 Chicago 8 9 .471 1 Cleveland 7 9 .438 1 West W L Pct GB Oakland 11 5 .688 Texas 10 7 .588 1 Los Angeles 8 8 .500 3 Seattle 7 9 .438 4 Houston 5 12 .294 6 Fridays Games Toronto 3, Cleveland 2 L.A. Angels 11, Detroit 6 Baltimore 8, Boston 4 Tampa Bay 11, N.Y. Yankees 5 Miami 8, Seattle 4 Texas 12, Chicago White Sox 0 Kansas City 5, Minnesota 0 Oakland 11, Houston 3 Saturdays Games Toronto at Cleveland, late L.A. Angels at Detroit, late Baltimore at Boston, late Minnesota at Kansas City, late Houston at Oakland, late N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, late Seattle at Miami, late Chicago White Sox at Texas, late Sundays Games Toronto (Morrow 1-1) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2), 1:05 / p.m. L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-2) at Detroit (Porcello 1-1), 1:08 / p.m. Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Hand 0-1), 1:10 / p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Undecided) at Tampa Bay (C.Ramos 0-1), 1:40 / p.m. Minnesota (Hughes 0-1) at Kansas City (Ventura 1-0), 2:10 / p.m. Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1) at Texas (Ross Jr. 1-0), 3:05 / p.m. Houston (Peacock 0-1) at Oakland (J.Chavez 0-0), 4:05 / p.m. Baltimore (Jimenez 0-3) at Boston (Peavy 0-0), 7:05 / p.m. National League East W L Pct GB Atlanta 11 5 .688 Washington 10 7 .588 1 New York 8 8 .500 3 Philadelphia 7 9 .438 4 Miami 7 10 .412 4 Central W L Pct GB Milwaukee 12 5 .706 St. Louis 10 7 .588 2 Pittsburgh 8 9 .471 4 Cincinnati 7 9 .438 4 Chicago 4 11 .267 7 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 10 7 .588 San Francisco 10 7 .588 Colorado 9 9 .500 1 San Diego 8 9 .471 2 Arizona 5 14 .263 6 Fridays Games Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 1 Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 3 Washington 3, St. Louis 1 Atlanta 6, N.Y. Mets 0 Miami 8, Seattle 4 Colorado 12, Philadelphia 1 Arizona 4, L.A. Dodgers 2, 12 innings San Diego 2, San Francisco 1 Saturdays Games St. Louis at Washington, late Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, late Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, late Seattle at Miami, late Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, late Philadelphia at Colorado, late San Francisco at San Diego, late Sundays Games Atlanta (Hale 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-2), 1:10 / p.m. Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Hand 0-1), 1:10 / p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-1), 1:35 / p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 1-2) at Washington (Strasburg 1-2), 1:35 / p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-3), 2:20 / p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0), 4:10 / p.m. Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 1-0) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-0), 4:10 / p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1) at San Diego (Erlin 1-1), 4:10 / p.m. NBA Draft OrderThursday, June 26 At New York First Round (Numbers in parentheses are chances for No. 1 pick) 1. Milwaukee (250 of 1,000) 2. Philadelphia (199) 3. Orlando (156) 4. Utah (104) 5. Boston (103) 6. L.A. Lakers (63) 7. Sacramento (43) 8. a-Detroit (28) 9. Cleveland (17) 10. b-New Orleans (11) 11. c-Denver (8) 12. New York (to Denver or to Orlando via Denver) (7) 13. d-Minnesota (6) 14. Phoenix (5) 15. Atlanta 16. Charlotte (to Chicago) 17. Brooklyn (to Boston) 18. Washington (to Phoenix) 19. Chicago 20. Toronto 21. Dallas (to Oklahoma City via Houston and L.A. Lakers) 22. Memphis 23. Golden State (to Utah) 24. Portland (to Charlotte) 25. Houston 26. Miami 27. Indiana (to Phoenix) 28. L.A. Clippers 29. Oklahoma City 30. San Antonio a-may be conveyed to Charlotte b-may be conveyed to Philadelphia c-may be conveyed to Orlando d-may be conveyed to Phoenix Second Round 31. Milwaukee 32. Philadelphia 33. Orlando (to Cleveland) 34/35. Boston (to Dallas) 34/35. Utah 36. L.A. Lakers (to Milwaukee via Minnesota and Phoenix) 37. Sacramento (to Toronto) 38. Detroit 39. Cleveland (to Philadelphia) 40. New Orleans (to Minnesota) 41. Denver 42. New York (to Houston) 43. Atlanta 44. Minnesota 45. Charlotte 46. Washington 47. Brooklyn (to Philadelphia via Dallas and Boston) 48. Toronto (to Milwaukee via Phoenix) 49. Chicago 50. Phoenix 51. Dallas 52. Memphis (to Philadelphia via Cleveland) 53. Golden State (to Minnesota) 54. Houston (to Philadelphia via Milwaukee) 55. Miami 56. Portland (to Denver) 57. Indiana 58. L.A. Clippers (to San Antonio via New Orleans) 59. Oklahoma City (to Toronto via New York) 60. San Antonio

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 a staggering 50 of 67 titles. Naturally, those entering this years playoffs with lower seeds would prefer to stay away from that cold, hard fact. With all due respect to a good question, said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, whose Mavericks were the last team to qualify in the West, its a question to ask some other historian. OK, here goes. Beyond the top four, theres not much reason for hope a mere ve titles in NBA history. The fth-best team has pulled out a couple: the aforementioned Heat and the 1969 Boston Celtics, the last hurrah for the NBAs greatest dynasty. Detroit had only the sixth-best record before it won the title in 2004. The team formerly known as the Washington Bullets was eighth best before a surprising run to the championship in 1978. And, nally, theres the Houston Rockets, who were sixth in the West and 10th overall before they won the crown in 1995. But even that last one wasnt a huge shocker: The Rockets were showing their age, but they were the defending champs and had a pair of future Hall of Famers in Hakeem Olajuwan and Clyde Drexler. Not exactly some Cinderella team that caught everyone off guard. This sort of top-end dominance isnt as pronounced in the other major team sports. In the NFL over the last two decades, only ve teams with the best regular-season record have gone on to win the Super Bowl. During that same span, there have been just as many champions from the wild-card ranks. More recently, there was a run of three straight titles by teams that had no better than the eighthbest record during the season, a streak nally broken this year by the top overall team, the Seattle Seahawks. Of the last 20 Stanley Cup winners in the NHL, there have been the same number of champions that nished with the best regular-season record as those who didnt even crack the top four (six apiece). Most notably, the Los Angeles Kings celebrated in 2012 after being the very last team to make the playoffs out of the Western Conference, with only the 13th-best record overall. In baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals slipped into the playoffs in 2006, also with just the 13th-best record overall, and went on to claim an improbable World Series title. Heck, they had a worse record than ve teams that didnt even make the postseason but bene ted from a weak division. In those other leagues, you sound more believable when you say everyone starts 0-0 at playoff time. In the NBA, most teams have already been eliminated. Before they even play a game.Paul Newberry is a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry@ap.org or www. twitter.com/pnewberry1963. AP Sports Writers Schuyler Dixon in Dallas, Joseph White in Washington and Michael Marot in Indianapolis contributed to this report. April 26, 2014 10am 4pmDonaldson Park Downtown Avon ParkFor more information visit our website at www.aprotaryblueberryfestival.com NBA FROM PAGE A9 MCT photoAlber Pujols and teh 2006 Cardinals won the World Series, while having just the 13th best record in the league during the season. MCT photoAaron Rogers and the 2010-11 Packers entered the playoffs as the NFCs sixth seed, before getting hot and rolling to a Super Bowl win. happens in the playoffs, we are one of the teams that stood out this year and we are proud of that. So now its time to stick together more than ever. To stop James and the Heat, Clifford knows itll take more than just sticking together. There are only so many things you can do, Clifford said. I know this: The more aggressive you are with him, the more layups and open shoots the other guys shoot. Hes a phenomenal player. ___ Heres ve things to know heading into Game 1 on Sunday: EXPERIENCE: Everyone on Charlottes roster, combined, has a total of 858 playoff points and 15 starts in the postseason. The Heat numbers in those categories: 14,965 points and 727 starts. Plus, the Heat franchise has 103 all-time playoff wins, while the Bobcats have exactly zero. In theory, none of that should matter Sunday, but most would agree playoff basketball is just different so Charlotte will probably have to do some learning on the y. ODENS ROLE: Miami brought Greg Oden in to aid its frontcourt, especially at playoff time. And the 7-foot Oden had a role in this series before it started. Oden has been working as the designated Jefferson-imitator in Heat practices, trying to emulate some of the things that Charlottes go-to guy does down low. DEFENDING LEBRON: James had the 61-point game against the Bobcats that everyone remembers. But Charlotte didnt have any answers for him all season. James other games against Charlotte: 34, 30 and 26 points. His averages for the season against the Bobcats: 37.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists on 63 percent shooting. DEFENDING AL: Jefferson is now a major problem for Miami. The winner of the past two East player of the month awards averaged 25.3 points and 15.3 rebounds in three games against Miami, shooting 57 percent. His career numbers against Miami entering this season: 13.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game on 46 percent shooting. SIMILAR STARTS: People rave about the job Clifford has done, with good reason. His record in this debut season leading a team few people expected much from is 43-39. Thats the same record a rookie coach had with another lowly regarded team in 2008-09. His name? Erik Spoelstra.AP Sports Writer Steve Reed contributed to this story. Follow Tim Reynolds on Twitter at http:// www.twitter.com/ByTimReynolds. HEAT FROM PAGE A9 MCT photoAl Jefferson has put up some big numbers against the Heat this season.

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com bunt just up the thirdbase line. The Lakeland pitcher scurried in to eld it, but his throw to rst got away and runners now stood at second and third. A wild pitch then brought Velasquez in with Carr then singling and Miller coming in to make it a 3-2 game. Cram got through the top of the seventh, aided by catcher Laine Daum throwing out a wouldbe base stealer, and the Dragons made their nal push in their last at-bat. Cram singled to start it and Justin Mason reached on an error. Looking to bunt the runners over, Justin LaRosa leaned a bit too far into one and got plunked to load the bases. Cram was soon erased on a force-out at home, but the bases remained loaded with just one out when Angel Ojeda stepped to the plate. And on this Senior Night, when ve soonto-be Lake Placid graduates were honored, it was Ojeda, a sophomore, who came through. A single into short right-center eld brought Mason trotting in with the tying run, and LaRosa racing around third and diving head rst, sliding his hand across the plate just ahead of the tag for the thrilling win. Im real proud of the guys, they didnt give up and didnt quit, Daum said afterward, before quickly looking ahead. And we want to make sure we dont let up in key situations. That would be for Mondays postseason opener as Lake Placid sets to face Frostproof at Head Field in Avon Park for the 7 / p.m. start of the District 9-4A Tournament. The Dragons and Bulldogs split the season series, with Lake Placid getting a 7-6 win at Frostproof and taking a 4-2 loss at home. The winner of the contest takes on the host and top-seeded Red Devils Tuesday. Dan Hoehne/News-SunJustin LaRosa gets a good look at this pitch and would later be hit by one and eventually score the winning run Thursday night. Dan Hoehne/News-SunJacob Cram tosses the ball toward the mound after recording the nal out of the fourth inning. He would come on to pitch in the fth and hold Lakeland Christian scoreless for three innings. top-seeded Polk State and dropped the rst two against St. Petersburg earlier this week before Fridays game got washed away. Wednesdays 8-3 loss to the Titans was the clincher, dropping South Florida six games back, with ve left to play. And while not able to catch any of the teams in the standings, the Panthers could still play a roll in how the seedings shake out. Hillsborough and State College of Florida are deadlocked in second with 12-12 records, with St. Pete a half-game back at 11-12. SFSC played at State College Saturday and face both Hillsborough and Polk at home this week. The St. Pete rainout is still to be made up and a season-closing contest against the Titans takes place in Clearwater Saturday, April 26. SFSC FROM PAGE A9 PHILIP MARCELOAssociated PressBOSTON Survivors of last years twin bombings at the Boston Marathon say they have mixed feelings as this years race day approaches. Roseann Sdoia, who lost most of one of her legs in the attack, said shes not sure if shell attend, especially after a hoax bomb was left at the Boylston Street nish line following Tuesdays anniversary tribute. It brought those memories back, she said Friday before an event hosted by the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Why put my family and friends in the same situation if it were to actually happen, you know? It was just concerning. So its still a game day decision for me. Sdoia said for many survivors the days leading up to the race have been lled with welcome distractions, like Fridays event, which was meant, in part, to honor the survivors and their recovery. Public appearances, media interviews and gatherings with friends and relatives keep many of them from dwelling too long on how much has changed, she said. Heather Abbott, who lost part of her left leg in the attack and was in attendance Friday, agreed. Its temporary. Its not normally this crazy, she said. Abbott plans to spend most of marathon day with friends at the restaurant where she was last year when one of the bombs detonated. Then shell use a special running leg to cross the nish line with a woman who helped her get to safety after the second bomb detonated. The pressure cooker bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Two brothers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ethnic Chechens who lived in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Dagestan region of Russia, were accused of the bombings. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a shootout with police days after the bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured and has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Another bombing victim, Celeste Corcoran, said she shares Sdoias concerns and Abbotts ex citement for race day. Like Abbott, shes been outtted with a running prosthesis by the foundation. She and her daughter intend to join her sister, who is running the marathon, just as she crosses the nish line. Im doing it to claim back that space that was robbed from us last year, said Corcoran. Its going to be empowering to cross that nish line. Im just looking forward to accomplishing this and putting it behind us.Survivors keep busy as Boston Marathon approachesSEE BOSTON | A12 KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated PressORLANDO The Magic trudged through another tough season that in many ways mirrored their rst under general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn. But Hennigan says that despite the teams 23-59 record, he saw overall improvement for a team that could be heading into the most pivotal offseason of its current rebuilding process. Orlando enters the summer with a pair of lottery picks in Junes draft, and lots of exibility to add some roster pieces around rookie guard Victor Oladipo and big man Nik Vucevic if it wants to use it. There are some questions, though. The biggest might be what they will do with veteran point guard Jameer Nelson. A 10-year veteran, Nelson is the teams longesttenured player. But he is entering the nal year of a partiallyguaranteed contract.Magic enter offseason with confidence KEN POWTAKAssociated PressBOSTON David Or tiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon nish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots Day game against Bal timore. Just over a year ago, two bombs went off near the nish line, less than a mile from Fenway Park, about an hour after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured. After the game, we used to stick around and go down Boylston (Street), Ortiz said Friday. Im going to pick out a spot where I can see things, or whatever, because I love to go down there. Boston plays the Orioles on Monday in its traditional 11 / a.m. Patriots Day start.Ortiz wants to visit Marathon finish line DRAGONS FROM PAGE A9

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LIVING BSunday, April 20, 2014 Buy meat, fresh produce, eggs, cheese, yogurt or milk direct from a local farmer. Check out www.localharvest. org to nd family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.Check out the documentary Fresh (www.freshthemovie. co m). The movie celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people acr oss America who are re-inventing our food system. Shop at a farmers market. Check the paper for listings.Take time to stop and smell the chives in your own backyard. Grow a few herbs in pots if you dont have the time or space to grow oth er food. Char coal may produce great grill avor, but those bri quettes, especially easy-light lumps are not eco-friend ly. Opt for a gas grill, and remember that high BTU equal energy waste. Natural gas burns cleaner than pro pane.Choose sustainable seafood that is not overshed. Whole Foods sells third-par ty certied and sustainable seafood. F or more informa tion on safe seafood choices, check out the M onterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch Program at www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx.Read a thought-provoking book about food such as Ani mal, Vegetable, M iracle by Bar bara Kingsolver or In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.Compost biodegradable kitchen scraps to reduce garbage output and create nutrient-dense soil for your garden. (Check howtocompost.org for tips.)Invest in a local produce farm through Community Supported Agriculture, known as CSA. You share the risks and the bounty with the farmer, paying an annu al membership fee up front in ex change for a weekly deliv ery of food produced on the far m. Local Harvest (www.localharvest.org/ csa/) offers a CSA search.Have friends over for a local foods themed potluck. Possible dinner conver sation topics include the rst v egetable you grew yourself or foods tasted in childhood that a family member grew. Check out www.earthdinner. org for more ideas.Calculate your carbon footprint, based in part on what you eat, at calc.zerofoot print.net/ youth/. Choose an eco-friendly dishwasher detergent (phosphatefree, bleachfree), and ll the dishwasher to the brim with scraped but unrinsed dishes. Turn off the heated dry feature and allow dishes to air-dry to save energy. Save a tree. Use cloth towels in the kitchen instead of paper towels, or choose a green brand. Greenpeace ranked these towel brands tops: Green Forest, 165 Whole Planet (from Whole Foods), Earth Friendly, Natural Value, Seventh Generation, Trader Joes, Marcal Small Steps, CVS Earth Essentials.Preheat the oven only when necessary; keep preheating time to a minimum.Choose a PVC-free lunch sack to take lunches to school and work. Check out HeroBags. com, Lunchbots.com, Reuseit.com and To-GoWare.com Make lunch boxes wastefree. Wrap sandwiches in waxed paper, which can be composted. One new alter native to plastic sandwich and snack bags: C otton-lined, water-resistant nylon ReU sies with Velcro closures ($9 for sandwich-siz ed bags, $7 for snack-size at ReUsies. com). Theyre machine washable and dishwasher-safe, or they can be wiped clean with a soapy sponge. An estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used and discarded worldwide each year. Rewash and reuse sturdy zipper-lock plastic bags, when you do use them. Dont cover oven racks with foil. It blocks the ow of hot air. Staggering pans on upper and lower racks also improves air ow so food cooks more quickly and ef ciently. Keep your stove in good shape. When cooking on a gas burner, remember that a blue ame indicates efcien cy. A yellowish ame indicates an adjustment is needed.Dont open the oven door frequently to check food. Each time you open the door, the oven temperature drops by 25 degrees, increasing the cooking time. A microwave uses about a third of a regular ovens en ergy. Use a combination of cooking methods to save energy and time, and still get good results. (Cook a potato until fork-tender in the micr owave; make it crispy in a toaster oven.)Consider energy use when you choose cooking methods. Pan-sear sh or poach it on the stovetop. Its more en ergy efcient than oven baking unless youre baking several things at once.Garbage disposals create water-and-energy-intensive work for pipes and wastewater treatment plants. Minimize use. Compost instead. R efrigerators account for 10 percent to 15 percent of the average monthly home energy bill. New Energy Star-qualied models use 40 percent less energy than mod els sold as recently as 2001. Go to EnergyStar.gov to calculate your refrigerators energy consumption. Save energy by cooling hot foods before putting them in the refrigerator. To maximize air ow, dont crowd the refrigerator.Use hot, soapy water, or a mixture of water and vinegar, to tackle most kitchen cleanups. A gentler, safer hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner will kill bacter ia. Most green brands label such prod ucts as kitchen cleaner.Share an entre with a dining companion to avoid food waste if you cant eat the whole entre yourself. Looking for new glassware? Shop for items made from recycled glass, now available in many stores from C rate & Barrel to Green De pot. Consider wine glasses made from recycled glass wine bottles .Use cloth napkins instead of paper. Cloth napkins dont necessarily have to be laun dered after every meal. Give each family member a special napkin ring, pattern or color.Opt for garbage bags made of recycled plastic (such as Seventh Generation at SeventhGeneration.com) or bags that are biodegradable (Natural Value at naturalvalue .com and Bio Bags at biobagusa.com).Plan a picnic to bond with Mother Nature. But ask guests to bring reusable plates, cutlery and beverage containers to avoid generat ing unnecessary trash.Carry groceries home in cloth bags. Cloth shopping bag sources include EcoBags.com, BagguBag. com, Reuseit.com Envirosax. com and ChicoBag.com. This year, plant seeds that take root in habits instead of soilBy Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel chefCHEF nN /MCT One way to get kids excited about the idea would be to include a Pizza Garden shaped like a pizza that grows favorite vegetable and herb toppings for pizza. There is more to Earth Day than electric cars and recycling. Things you do every day in buying and preparing your food can have a big impact on Mother Earth. And making small changes can turn into healthy habits for you and the planet. Here are a few to consider.

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B2 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Hardly orderly 7 Anglers quarry 11 Sufx with Einstein 14 Clench 18 More arch 19 Type of exam 20 Kinshasa-to-Cairo dir. 21 Inclined (to) 22 Cherubim, e.g. 23 Storybook meanie 24 HCH successor 25 2012 Hot 100 #1 song in both the U.S. and Canada 26 Cool! 27 See 47-Across 30 Golfer Aoki 32 Humble 33 Some airport displays, briey 34 See 71-Across 41 I Guess __ Rather Be in Colorado: John Denver song 42 Bogus blazer 43 Breakfast pastry 47 Source of the song The Hostess With the Mostes on the Ball 50 Regretful one 51 Actress Joanne 54 Chiwere speakers 56 Most clichd 58 See 91-Across 62 Literary hodgepodge 63 Pod-bearing tree 64 Ship substitute 65 See 119-Across 69 It may be false 71 Memorable 1851 novel line 74 Blot 75 Of last month 77 Energizer choice 78 Van Heusen/Cahn classic 83 Hurling goo at 87 Wintry mix component 88 Small bit 89 Henriette, to Henri 91 Parting request 92 Lakota tribe 95 Rapscallions 97 X, to Xanthippe 98 See 25-Across 104 Serious, as a reader 108 Clarier beginning 109 Fluency 110 See 78-Across 115 Lion __ 119 This is going to sound dumb ... 120 Courtroom VIPs 121 Emilias husband 122 1980 Blondie chart-top per, and whats needed to mak e sense of the answers to starred clues 123 Eyes a little too long 124 Bracketing criterion 125 Place for a coin 126 Apathetic 127 Ratted (on) 128 Many a pol. talk show guest 129 Voiced relief 130 Group doctrines DOWN 1 Adult cygnet 2 Conga formation 3 Actress Kurylenko of Obliv ion 4 Cobbler holder 5 Haster ts successor 6 Jr. and sr. 7 Philistine 8 2012 political thriller 9 Poet Teasdale 10 Iditarod critter 11 ... a date which will live in __: 24-Across 12 Staying gray, say 13 Siren relative 14 Holy quest vessel 15 Rolls partner 16 __ shape: not well 17 Preps, as potatoes 21 Cameron and Blair of Eng. 27 Spade player 28 www word 29 Donald Duck, to his neph ews 31 Luanda is its cap. 34 Electrician s units 35 Three-__: consecutive sports titles 36 Historic Icelandic work 37 Corvallis sch. 38 Ran away 39 WWII Italian river 40 Tie feature 44 Was __ blame? 45 March composer 46 Leighs counterpart in the 1998 version of Psycho 48 Shepard in space 49 Bill of fare 51 Art __ 52 Raise 53 Bars in stores 55 Silverstein of kid-lit 57 Ate in bed, say 59 Skewered dish 60 Shakespeares Richard __ 61 Sounding stuffy 65 Novelist Kingsley 66 Actress Thomas 67 Like some marked-down mdse. 68 __-mo 69 Mona __ 70 Enclosed in 72 Thunderstorm formation, perhaps 73 Bear whose porridge was too cold 76 We Know Drama network 79 Unadon sh 80 Opp. of legato 81 Climbing or fast follower 82 Key of Haydns Symphony No. 29 83 Oozed 84 Hard-to-reach problem, at times 85 Classic pop 86 Backbone 90 __ been had! 93 Private retreat 94 Large eets 95 The Hunger Games her oine 96 FICA funds it 99 Gil Blas no velist 100 Chinas Sun __ 101 Genetic code carrier 102 Big spread 103 Kevin of SNL 104 Cravat cousin 105 Sign of the maiden 106 Counting everything 107 Confused partner? 111 Burrell and Pennington of TV 112 Spanish surrealist 113 All excited 114 Van Halens David Lee __ 116 Lille girl: Abbr. 117 Discharge 118 Bordeaux, e.g. 122 Ala. clock setting ILL BE WaiWAI T iI NG BY M attA TT S kocK OC Z enE N Solution on B3 Metro News ServiceARIES Aries, your selfcondence and enthu siasm have made you a natural leader This week belongs to you, and others will rely on your leadership skills. TAURUS A unique expe rience has inspired you to mak e a difference, Taurus. If you want to volunteer, there are many organiza tions that need help. Find the right t for you. GEMINI Change is right around the corner, Gemi ni. Take the time to listen to what the star s are try ing to tell you so you can mak e the best decisions. CANCER Y Y ou are ver y good at bringing together people, Cancer. Use this ability to create a social forum this week. Encour age those closest to you to exchange ideas. LEO Don t let others make decisions for you, Leo. This week take con trol of your life and be more asser tive regarding the goals you want to ac complish. VIRGO V irgo, technol ogy is foremost on your mind this w eek. Focus on ways that technology can better your life and ad vance your career. Seek the advice of other s. LIBRA Libra, seek guid ance from friends and family when faced with a puzzling problem. Differ ent perspectives can shed light on the problem and make it easier to solve. SCORPIO Scorpio, give ample thought to what you really want out of a par ticular relationship or situation. YY ou might ha ve to make big changes, but such changes are worth the effort. SAGITTARIUS Try to show others this week that you are a thoughtful person who has a lot of life experience, Sagittari us. Assert yourself calmly and effectively to get your point across. CAPRICORN Trust the people you love, Capri corn. They may grow weary of not knowing which w ay you lean. Be rm when making decisions and oth ers will respect you for it. A QUARIUS It is not al ways easy to think and act differently from those around you, Aquarius. But your willingness to take the road less traveled is why youre such an effec tive leader. PISCES Pisces, some one close to you is having problems that he or she cannot express. Y Y our intu ition will save the day.FAM OO U SS B I RTR T H DAY SS April 20, Miranda Kerr, Model (31); April 21, James McAvoy, Actor (35); April 22, Marshawn Lynch, Athlete, (28); April 23, Craig Sheffer, Actor (54); April 24, Shirley MacLaine (80); April 25, Jason Lee, Actor (44); April 26. Stana Katic, Actress (36)Big changes will be worth the effort, ScorpioWEEKLY HORO sS C OPE DEAR ABBY: It has been a year since my mother passed away. The month of February was especially tough because it was the month of her birthday and also the month in which she died. Mothers Day will be here soon, and Im already feeling bitter, anticipat ing all of the commercials, adv ertising, brunches and everything. I dont want to be bitter about Moth ers Day, but I am. How do people typically celebr ate Mothers Day when they have lost their mother? JOD YY IN KEARNE Y Y NEB.DEAR JODY: Please accept my condolences for the loss of y our moth er. If you have siblings, y ou might nd it com forting to talk with them about y our feelings. If not, then spend the day qui etly, being grateful for the pr ecious time you had with your mother and the many lessons she taught you. I cant speak for oth ers, but thats how I have coped with the loss of my mother, and Im sure oth ers do it, too. DEAR ABBY : My boy friend, Glen, and I have been dating for two y ears. Over the past few months he has been pushing me to open a joint checking account with him. I have tried explaining that I dont feel like its a good idea until we are en gaged. But every time I say no he gets upset and an gry. Am I wrong for not wanting to put our nanc es together, and how do I make him see my side? CAREFUL IN THE MIDWESTDEAR CAREFUL: You are absolutely NOT wrong, and you should not have to justify your discomfort with the idea of pooling your money with anyone to whom you are not mar ried. In fact, Glen should be tr ying to explain why he is pushing you into making such a foolish de cision. H is anger and upset are either attempts to bul ly you into doing what he wants or a sign of des peration to get access to y our hard-earned mon ey. If you are at all tempted to relent, I URGE you to rst talk to a lawy er about what the ramications could be if the relation ship went sour. DEAR ABBY : I have a 15-year-old next-door neighbor who loves to come to my house and visit when my preschoolage grandchildren are here. She always overstays her welcome, staying past the girls bedtimes. I know the girl is lone ly and doesnt have many fr iends, but I want some private family time with my grandchildren. I dont want to hurt her feelings, but it is starting to inter fere with my visits with my gr andchildren. Please help. GRRR-ANDMA IN TERRE HAUTE DEAR GRRR-ANDMA: I feel sorr y for your lonely neighbor, who not only doesnt have many friends, but may also not have a grandmother in her life. Your relationship with your granddaughters may be the only taste she has of what this special, loving bond is like. I dont think you should cut her off completely. However, it is important that you have a private chat with the girl and ex plain that you would prefer she limit her visits to once a w eek (or two) be cause your grandchildren need alone time with y ou. TO MY CHRISTIAN READERS: A happy Easter to all of you!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.Grieving daughter anticipates each Mothers Day with dread DEAR A bbBB YJeanne Phillips

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | B3 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands Art League (HAL) pr esented a $500 art scholarship to the winner of the annual High School Student Art Show for teen artists. The overall Best Body of Work for the scholarship was presented to Dominique Juliano. The juried show, on dis play until noon Monday, features art from all thr ee county high schools from grades 9-12. The awards presentation was held April 11 with winners in all categories, includ ing drawing, watercolor, mixed media (2-D), acr yl ic, clay, and non-clay (3D). W inners included:Drawing Pen & Ink or Scratchboard %  First place Olivia Colangelo, Make Him an Offer H e Cant Refuse scratchboard %  S econd place Hunt er Livingston, Otter scr atchboard %  Thir d place Estella Is las, Untitled pen & ink %  F ourth place Domi nique Juliano, My Man pen & inkDrawing Charcoal or Pencil %  First place Skye Burns, Imani charcoal %  S econd place Destiny Ybarra, Camui Gakuto graphite %  Thir d place Alejandro Rodrigues, Hog Hunt ing II graphite %  F ourth place Hannah Tarby, Han charcoal & pencilDrawing Colored Pencil or Pastel %  First place Sara Cespedes, Gianah pastel; %  S econd place Han nah Staley, Luke gr aphite %  Thir d place Domi nique Juliano, untitled (girl) color ed pencil %  F ourth place Shan non Grilo, untitled (sunset) soft pastelMixed Media (2D Only) %  First place Belkis Rivero, Ancient Mad ness linoleum/print block %  S econd place Estel la Islas, Apple Teapot mixed media %  Thir d place Jus tin Dellarocco, Be the Change mixed/card board %  F ourth place Kimber lee Layton, Sky of Diamonds mixedWatercolor %  First place Dominique Juliano, My C omfort watercolor %  S econd place Daly nette Padro, Reggae K ing watercolor %  Thir d place Alina San Miguel, The Big Save tempera/ink %  F ourth place Oliv ia Colangelo, untitled (boat) temper aAcrylic %  First place Hannah Staley, Teresa Vulpus Vulpus acrylic %  S econd place Sara Caspedes, Morton Salt Pop Art acrylic %  Thir d place Lindsey Sutermeister, untitled (portrait) acrylic %  F ourth place Jenni fer Patino, Anorexia acr ylicClay Functional %  First place Estella Islas, untitled(red, black tea pot) clay %  S econd place Kelsey Pea, Galaxy earthen ware, clay %  Thir d place Justin DellaRocco, Highway man clay %  F ourth place Amanda Webb, Owl Vase clayClay NonFunctional %  First place Sara Cespedes, untitled (male for m) clay %  S econd place Elton Gargano, Colors of the Wind clay %  Thir d place Makayla Patterson, Social Scare clay tiles %  F ourth place Elton Gargano, Malecient clayNon-Clay (3D) small %  First place Gina Crunkelton, Walper tinger mixed, sculpture %  S econd place Andrea Corodoba, Two Sides to Every Story acrylic on shoe %  Thir d place Gina Crunkelton, The Silver War plastic spoons %  F ourth place Estella Islas, Sherman tooth picksNon-Clay (3D) large %  First place Justin Della Rocco, The Truth found object, computer %  S econd place Luke Smith, Saiyan Slash cardboard, acrylic %  Thir d place Teresa Gonzalez, Rooster Tag Board %  F ourth place Justin Della Rocco, Wax Man wax. Overall Best Body of Work for Scholarship was awarded to Domi nique Juliano by contest judges Linda K egley, Mol lie Doctrow and Susan M ilam. South Florida State Col lege (SFSC) matches the scholarship if the winner enrolls in SFSC to pursue his/her education. The show is on exhib it in HALs newly-renovated Clovelly House (1971 Lakeview D rive in Down town Sebring), which is dedicated to y outh art ed ucation. A dmission is free. For more informa tion about this or any of HAL s programs, please visit www.Highland sArtLeague.org. 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. AL#9756 Health Fair& Community Health CareWhen: Thursday, April 24 at 8AMAM Where: 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd. Sebring This event is open to the public to anyone who wishes to come. CR osswoOSSWO R d D S o O L UT ionIO N ARTS & ENTe E RTa A INMe E NT Student artists honored by Highlands Art LL eague Courtesy photoSome of the students scratchboard and pen & ink pieces on display. The show is open until noon Monday. Courtesy photoA piece of clay art. NEWS-SUN

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B4 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com Wahlquist MGMT Corp., Little Rock, ARRETIREMENT RELINQUISHMENT ACCESSORIES LIVING ROOM BEDROOM SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014 12 P.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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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | B5 LYNN ELBERAP Television WriterLOS ANGELES Consider the simple but beloved chocolate chip cookie Now imagine that cookie encrusting a bri oche roll tucked around a t ur key meatball. Or turn your thoughts to a mass-produced cher ry pie transformed into an eggr oll with dipping sauce. Or the prospect of potato chip soup. Such is the culinary fall out from Rewrapped, a new F ood Network se ries that builds on the tradition of Unwrapped, a longtime channel staple that also airs on the Cook ing Channel. Unwrapped, now in reruns, pulls the veil back on how peanut butter, snack cakes, marshmal lows and other such items ar e commercially pro duced. Rewrapped, debuting at 8 / p.m. EDT Monday and hosted by Joey Fatone, is a competition in which chefs recreate a brand product and then use it in original, sometimes mindboggling, recipes. The desire to repur pose footage from Unwrapped led to the new ser ies from producer BSTV Entertainment, ac cording to Marc Summers, a game-sho w host (Dou ble Dare) and comedian who leads its thr ee-judge panel. Summers is familiar to Food Network viewers as the host of Unwrapped, and is a producer whose credits include the chan nels Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible, which marks its 100th episode on M ay 7. On Rewrapped, clips of food production lead into the contest in which three chefs try to match the products commercial taste and appearance. There can be unex pected challenges, like the smile on P epperidge Farms tiny Goldsh crack ers. Chefs deftly employed such tools as coat hang ers and foil to fashion the gr in, Summers said. Points are awarded and carried into round two, which turns up the cre ative heat with recipes that can be sw eet or sa vory. They also can give a judge pause The chefs put these things in front of you and you think, Oh, this is not going to be good, Sum mers said. But when he sampled the cookie-meat ball-brioche mash-up, he r ecalled, Oh, my God, my head exploded. It was fan tastic. I s he typically such an open-minded eater? I have become a bit of a foodie but Im still not one of those folks who want quail eggs and mustard, or whatever fancy-schman cy stuff folks eat today, he said.From Unwrapped to new TV show Rewrapped The Associated Press/In this 2014 photo provided by the Food Network, judge and host, Marc Summers, poses for a portrait on set during the lming of Food Networks Rewrapped, Season 1, in Montclair, N.J. The reality TV show is a cooking competition in which three chefs create their version of famous snacks. It debuts Monday, on Food Network with host Joey Fatone. Food Networks Rewrapped, has chefs make their version of famous snacks Special to the News-SunAVON PARK In celebration of National Poetry Month, the South Flor ida State College (SFSC) Libr ary and South Flori da State College Foundation, Inc. will host a week of ev ents to engage stu dents, staff, faculty, and community members in the national celebration of the poetic form, as well as encourage creativity and artistic expression. Each event will be held in the SFSC library, in Build ing Y, Highlands Campus. The public is invited at no cost. The celebration will in clude readings by local poets K atherine Fred lake and Carol Mahler, an O pen Mic Night, and a celebration of National Poem in Your Pocket Day. For more information, contact Claire A. Mill er, SFSC librarian, call 863-784-7305 or emailm illerc@southorida.edu.Monday, April 21: Katherine FredlakeKatherine Fredlake, poet and SFSC instructor, will share poems and sto ries from My Soul is Like the Painted Tambourine: Rhythm of the Universe, her collaboration with artist Deborah Fine on Monday, April 21, from 6-7 / p.m. Using inspirational words and experiences from her own life, Fred lake ensures that every poem will be as upbeat as the focus of the collec tion, Positive Energies in the W orld We Live In. Books will be available for purchase at the event.Tuesday, April 22: Carol MahlerLocal poet, storyteller and teacher Carol Mahler will read from her rst book of poetry How do I Follow on Tuesday, April 22, from 6-7 / p.m. Mahler founded the Peace River Center for Writers, and her awardwinning poems and arti cles have been published in magazines and news papers. I n addition, she is the author of two books, Ad ventures in the Char lotte Harbor Watershed, a childr ens book rst published in 2008 by the Charlotte Harbor Nation al Estuary Program, and Guy LaBree: Barefoot Artist of the Florida Sem inoles, published by the U niversity Press of Flori da in 2010. B ooks will be available for purchase at the event.Wednesday, April 23: Poetry Open Mic NightParticipants will have the opportunity to read their own original po ems or share a favorite in a celebr ation of po etry and creativity on W ednesday, April 23, from 6-7:30 / p.m. Participants are asked to limit their readings to ve minutes or less and to use family friendly language. Light refreshments will be provided.Thursday, April 24: Poem in Your Pocket DayPoem in Your Pocket Day, a national event sponsor ed by the Acad emy of American Poets, encour ages people to carry a poem and share poems. Participants can pick up a poem in the SFSC li brary or select their own fr om the Poem in Your Pocket website at www. poets.org. Participants are en couraged to share their poem to enter a dr awing for a poetry themed gift basket. To enter the drawing, participants can drop off their poem in the SFSC Library, in Building Y, Highlands Campus.SFSC celebrates National Poetry Month WW eek full of events planned CL aA SSIFIED a A D S GE tT RESUL tT S C aA L L 314-9876 t T O p P L acA C E Y OURS! Associated PressCHICAGO Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chica go scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk betw een two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall. The high-wire walk er told the Chicago SunT imes on Thursday that he rst would check out Wil lis Tower, which was for merly known as the Sears T ower and was the nations tallest building. Wallenda says he hasnt ruled out Willis Tower, but that it would be prob lematic because there isn t a nearby building tall enough to connect his rig to. He says, though, that he shouldnt have trouble selecting a site. Wallenda has walked across the Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon in the past two years. Hes part of a family of acrobats that has been thrilling audi ences for decades as The F lying Wallendas.Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

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B6 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, April 20, 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.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEW sS -SU 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 Inspirational RELIGION On Feb. 7, 1982 new life dawned. Single parent ing ended as Ken and I enfolded our two families into one and moved for ward into a grand adventure an irresistible future. The Lor d knew all the past emotions that had swept over me when I be came victim to divorce. F ear, shame, embarrass ment, rejection and so on; but, he had also giv en me the precious gift of my son and new identity in Christ alone. He helped me leave the irretriev able past at the cross and let it sleep on while r e storing me to be able to answ er his next com mand as seen in Matthew 26:46a, Rise, let us be go ing. G od doesnt want us to remain in the past. He de sires that we learn from our mistakes and use them as stepping stones into the future he has planned for us. The night Jesus was betrayed, the disciples scattered in confusion. Though he had invited them to be going, the next few words in verse 46 re vealed a warning, See, M y betrayer is at hand. Very often before the dawn arises and new life springs forth, there is a time of gloom and de spair. We may be confronted with questions and doubts along the way But, when Christ invites us to get going, we can condently take his hand and move forward. When Ken and I placed our hands in Gods, all was blissful for a time. But, then came the tests and trials and we won dered why these things w ere happening. Yet, we kept our hands in his and the Lord brought us through stronger and with great purpose. When his followers watched him arrested and crucied no time could have felt darker. Yet the Lord had summoned them to Rise, let us be going. And so they did. It was only after three days when the wom en sorrowfully went to the tomb of J esus that the meaning of resur rection amazed and restored their hope. Jesus appear ed to the disciples in his resurrected body, ate with them, asked them to touch him, and even restored Peters bro ken heart for his denial. Then they knew what it was to leav e their fail ures and sorrows at the foot of the cr oss and em brace Christs resurrection po wer. That same resurrection power is available to all who come to him in faith knowing he paid the price for our sins and stands ready to forgive us. Re ceive him today. Leave the irr etrievable past behind and walk with him into an irresistible and available future. SelahRise! Lets get going P auseAUSE & C onsiderONSIDER Jan Merop The Associated PressWALL-STREET JOURNAL BE sS T -SELLER s S FICTION1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 2. Allegiant by Veroni ca Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 3. The F ault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 4. Frozen by Victoria Sax on (Random House) 5. I ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 6. Divergent Series Com plete Box by Veronica roth (Katherine T egen Books) 7. NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown) 8. Rush Revere and the First Patriots by Rush Lim baugh (Threshold Editions) 9. Disne y Frozen by Bill Scollon (Random House Disney) 10. Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods (Putnam Adult)NONFICTION1. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis (W.W. Norton) 2. The Doctors Diet by Travis Stork (Bird Street Books) 3. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson) 4. 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8B | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com CLASSIFIEDS INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC),Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for the following services: ITB 14-044 DETENTION FACILITY ROOF REPAIR, PREVENTITIVE/PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE,SEALING,& COATING Specifications may be obtained by downloading from the county website:www.hcbcc.net or the Highlands County Sheriffs website:www.highlandssheriff.org or by contacting:Danielle Gilbert,CPPB,Purchasing Manager,Phone:863-402-6524,Fax: 863-402-6735 E-Mail:dgilbert@hcbcc.org ,Highlands County Purchasing Department,4320 George Blvd.,Sebring,FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6523. A MANDATORY PRE-BID meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M.on Monday,May 5,2014 at the Highlands County Sheriffs Office 2nd Floor Training Room,434 Fernleaf Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.Responses will only be accepted from those companies which are listed on the Mandatory Pre-Bid meetings sign-in sheet. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed submittal.Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department,4320 George Blvd., Sebring,FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M.,Thursday,May 15,2014, at which time they will be opened.Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected.The Board will not be responsible for late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed,delivered in person,by mail,or any other type of delivery service.Please Note:Bids will not be accepted at the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF SALE: AA Storage of Highlands County @ 3214 Spinks Road,Sebring,will hold a sale of your personal belongings for non-payment of rent after April 21,2014. Name and unit numbers are as follows: LEONARD WESTPHAL Unit #28 & 93 JAMES T.COX Unit #58 April 13,20,2014 NOTICE OF LIEN SALE/DISPOSAL ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE ACT,THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT FIRST SECURITY SELF STORAGE,1866 S.WILBURN DRIVE,AVON PARK,FL 33825,WILL BE DISPOSED/SOLD ON MAY 5,2014 AT 10:00 AM.ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED: UNIT NUMBERS AND NAMES ARE AS FOLLOWS: A010 Milton Lewis A004 Basil Makris A021 Darcel Dennis A023 Kimberly Swindle A024 Lori Alsabrook B017 Cleo Pyatt B046 Donald Cook Jr. B055 Michael Russell B078 Edna Santiago E028 Basil Makris F031 Roger Smith G008 Derrick Moses DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN.MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS UNDER FLORIDA LAW.ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. April 20,27,2014 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR Recreation Center Playground Drainage and Expansion RFP No.14-03 The Sun n Lake of Sebring Improvement District hereby requests proposals from interested underground contractors to provide material and installation of drainage improvements and playground preparation as described in the specification and drawings.The District intends to select one supplying firm from the Request for Proposals (RFPs) to install the underground and site work portion of the project as specified in the Specifications section of the bid package.The installation will be behind the existing recreation complex located at 3500 Edgewater Drive in Sebring,Fl. Specifications can be found at www.snldistrict.org. Requested equipment and work shall be installed for the District and ready for service prior to June 27th,2014. There will be a MANDATORY pre-bid meeting April 22,2014 at 9:00am at the Sun n Lake Community Center,3500 Edgewater Drive,Sebring,FL 33872. Sealed proposals may be hand delivered or mailed to the District office located at 5306 Sun n Lake Blvd.,Sebring,FL 33872, Proposal for Recreation Center Playground Drainage and Expansion,RFP No.14-03, Attention:Tenille Drury-Smith,Community Services Director,by 2:00 p.m.on Thursday, May 15th,2014.Proposers must provide three (3) copies of their proposal.Award will be based on Best Value. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to re-advertise for proposals when deemed in the best interest of the District. April 13,20,2014 Property lies within the Sun 'N Lake of Sebring Improvement District and said property is subject to taxes levied and special assessments made by said district,which Grantees herein,by acceptance of this Deed,expressly assume and agree to pay Parcel ID Number: C-04-34-28-050-0540-0180 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida,this 10th day of April,2014. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W.Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. PH #50846 April 20,27,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282012CA000512GCAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. GILBERTO CASTILLO,et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 30,2013,and entered in Case No.282012CA000512GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY,Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.,is Plaintiff,and GILBERTO CASTILLO,et al are Defendants,the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,beginning at 11:00 a.m.,in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870,in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes,on the 12th day of May, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 18,IN BLOCK 54,OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 5,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 51,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-129 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF INEZ DECKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of INEZ DECKER,deceased,whose date of death was January 10,2014,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-9637,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 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 13,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Adeline G.Rukavina 450 Swan Drive Sebring,Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Address:lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 Avon Park,Florida 33826-0400 Telephone:(863)453-4457 April 13,20,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-134 IN RE:ESTATE OF JOHN G.VAUGHN,SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN G.VAUGHN,SR.,deceased,whose date of death was July 30,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS 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 20,2014. Personal Representative: JESSE A.VAUGHN 4157 U.Drive South Athens,MI 49011 Attorney for Personal Representatives: WILLIAM J.NIELANDER Florida Bar Number:0386014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 E-Mail:wjn@nielander.com April 20,27,2014 Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,in accordance with Section 45.031,Florida Statutes (2008),at 11:00 oclock A.M.on the 6th day of May,2014. NOTICE:Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SIGNED this 3rd day of April,2014. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk April 13,20,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NUMBER:13000927GCAXMX LUIS F.CELAYA, Plaintiff, -vsJESUS S.FONSECA,NORA ELIA FONSECA,a/k/a NORA FONSECA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, and HELAIDA SALINA,as mother and next friend of BENIGNO MARTINEZ SLAINAS,a minor. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida, described as: PARCEL 1: Lot 17,a portion of Tract 8,Block 6,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES,SECTION 27, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8,Page 24,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida, being more particularly described as the North 70 feet of the South 140 feet of the West 138.50 feet of Tract 8. and Lot 18,a portion of Tract 8,Block 6,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES,SECTION 27, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8,Page 24,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida, being more particularly described as the South 70 feet of the West 138.50 feet of Tract 8. TOGETHER WITH the 1981 Doublewide Mobile Home,ID Numbers GDOCFL45807306A and GDOCFL45807306B and Title Numbers 43515233 and 43508669 ALSO PARCEL 3: Tract 30,HARRIS'S SUN 'N LAKES MOBILE ESTATES,according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9,Page 67,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1972 DELTA Doublewide Mobile Home,ID Numbers 1645A and 1645B and Title Numbers 5233292 and 5233291. at public sale,to the highest and best bidder for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room located in the basement of the Highlands County IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000359 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. KRISTIN W.HARMON; MICHAEL R. HARMON A/K/A MICHAEL HARMON; 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; 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: LOT 1,IN BLOCK 6,OF TEMPLE TERRACE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 36, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 21 LAKE HENRY DR.,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852-6196 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 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. 888123018 April 16,23,2014 Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 15,BLOCK 141,PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,PAGE 7,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 114 SHEPPARD RD.N.W.,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852-8804 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 13, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 9th day of April,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 888120639 April 20,27,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28 2012 CA 000381GCA WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. DOROTHY D.MYRTETUS; JOSEPH W. MYRTETUS; 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; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26,2013,and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on April 8,2014,in this cause,in the Circuit IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:GC-10-000684 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF PAUL THOMAS,ET AL., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,will on the 6th 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 4 AND A PORTION OF LOTS 18 AND 19,IN BLOCK 6,OF VENETIAN VILLAGE (REVISED),ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4,IN BLOCK 6; THENCE SOUTH 16 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 101.0 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 31 SECONDS AND A RADIUS OF 999.0 FEET A DISTANCE OF 48.39 FEET; THENCE NORTH 13 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 101.0 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF HILLCREST STREET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE OT THE LEFT HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 31 SECONDS AND A RADIUS OF 1100.0 FEET,A DISTANCE OF 53.28 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 8th day of April,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) 281229 April 13,20,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.13000831GCAXMX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. ROBIN K.MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSINGER, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 10,2014 and entered in Case No. 13000831GCAXMX in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.was the Plaintiff and ROBIN K.MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSINGER,ET AL.,the Defendant(s).I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,beginning at 11:00 a.m.at the Jury Assembly Room,Basement, Highlands County Courthouse,430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 on the 12th day of May,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9,IN BLOCK B,OF MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 35,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE,IF ANY,OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER,AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS,MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk,Circuit Court /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation 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 at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. 13-09222 April 20,27,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2009-CA-001677-XXAX-MX SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. ROSS CANRIGHT,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property located in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 72,BLOCK F,SILVER FOX RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,PAGE 41,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. TO INCLUDE A: 1989 CLAY VIN CLFL91287A TITLE #0048694008 1989 CLAY VIN CLFL91287B TITLE #0048669820 Property address:5725 DERBY LN,SEBRING,FL 33875 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on May 6, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 3rd day of April,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 141171 dcs April 13,20,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2011-CA-000741 Bank of America,National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Andres Rodriguez and Joselyn P.Rodriguez, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems,Inc.,as Nominee for Countrywide Bank,FSB Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dates April 10,2014 entered in Civil Case No.2011-CA-000741 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein Bank of America,National Association,Plaintiff and Andres Rodriguez and Joselyn P.Rodriguez, 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.,May 12,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 183,OF WEST SEBRING ESTATES, SECTION B,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 43,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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/ Toni Kopp 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 10-202643 FC01 CWF April 20,27,2014 and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 13,2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Chris Ellen Bliven 163 Galleon Lane Codjoe Key,FL 33042 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: ABRAMS BERGER,P.A. /s/ Terry Abrams Berger TERRY ABRAMS BERGER,ESQ. Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number:046000 3860A Sheridan Street Hollywood,Florida 33021 Telephone:(954) 921-4489 Fax:(954) 335-0955 E-Mail:tab@abramsberger.com Secondary E-Mail: abodden@abramsberger.com April 13,20,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.:282014CP000025PCAXMX Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF SETH I.BLIVEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of SETH I.BLIVEN,deceased,File Number 282014CP000025PCAXMX,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave.Sebring,Florida 33870-3867; that the decedent's date of death was November 26,2013; that the total value of the estate is $1,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address CHRIS ELLEN BLIVEN 163 Galleon Lane Codjoe Key,Florida 33042 GEORGE D.BLIVEN MARGARET E.GRANDEE ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No:FC 14-284 SANTOS ZUNIGA, Petitioner and SONIA L.VAZQUEZ, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO:Sonia L.Vazquez 2106 Avalon Road,Sebring,FL 33870 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Santos Zuniga,whose address is 2106 Avalon Rd.,Sebring,FL 33870,on or before May 22,2014 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter.If you fail to do so,a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real property should be divided: None. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders,are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office.You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address.(You may file Notice of Current Address,Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office.WARNING:Rule 12.285,Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information.Failure to comply can result in sanctions,including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED:June 24,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Odal Kronilro Deputy Clerk April 20,27; May 4,11,2014 1050Legals 1000 Did YouKNOW?When an authorized emergency vehicle making use of any visual signals is parked or a wrecker displaying amber rotating or flashing lights is performing a recovery or loading on the roadside, the driver of every other vehicle, as soon as it is safe: Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or wrecker when driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle or wrecker, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. If such movement cannot be safely accomplished, the driver shall reduce speed to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or greater; or travel at 5 miles per hour when the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, when driving on a two-lane road, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. FLORIDAHASA MOVEOVERLAWFORMOTORISTS APPROACHINGEMERGENCY VEHICLESANDWRECKERS.

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NURSERY LABOR ORNAMENTAL PLANT NURSERY Apply Peace River Growers, Inc. 3521 North Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 EOE COMMERCIAL LINECSR EXPERIENCED 220 LICENSE REQUIRED FAX RESUME TO 863-465-5512 HEARTLAND HARVESTINGInc. Sebring FL needs 74 workers from 5/1/14-6/5/14 Monday-Saturday Harvesting & packing watermelons. Cut, load, unload, sort and discard damaged ones, pack and Farm, field & shed sanitation. Lifting up to 60#. Working in up to 100 degree temperature for long hours. All workers rotate in the packing house and must be able to do all jobs. $10.26/hr. but may make more on piece rate. 3/4 ths and average of 36 hrs. Week guaranteed. No training experience or education required. Necessary supplies, tools & equipment provided free. Free housing provided, if outside commuting area. Incoming transportation & subsistence for eligible worker paid when 50% of work completed or earlier if applicable. Apply at nearest local FL/SWA office FL9876747 SUNSHINE 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 1100AnnouncementsBid must be accompanied by evidence of bidders qualifications to do business in the state of Florida, in accordance with F.S.489.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof,and the determination of this award,if an award is made,will be based on the ranking of each vendors proposal which is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the RFP Specifications.The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal.The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County,Florida,does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status.This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions,including one's access to,participation,employment or treatment in its programs or activities.Highlands County is an equal opportunity employer,a fair housing advocate and a handicap accessible jurisdiction.Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Ms.Melissa Burns,ADA Coordinator at:863-402-6509 (Voice),863-402-6808 Fax,or via Florida Relay Service 711,or by e-mail: mburns@hcbcc.org.Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County,Florida Website:hcbcc.net April 20,27,2014 1055HighlandsCounty Legals INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC),Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for the following services: ITB 14-045 DETENTION FACILITY ELEVATOR MODERNIZATION Specifications may be obtained by downloading from the county website:www.hcbcc.net or the Highlands County Sheriffs website:www.highlandssheriff.org or by contacting:,Danielle Gilbert,CPPB,Purchasing Manager,Phone:863-402-6524,Fax: 863-402-6735 E-Mail:dgilbert@hcbcc.org,Highlands County Purchasing Department,4320 George Blvd.,Sebring,FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6523. A MANDATORY PRE-BID meeting will be held at 1:00 P.M.on May 5,2014 at the Highlands County Sheriffs Office 2nd Floor Training Room,434 Fernleaf Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.Responses will only be accepted from those companies which are listed on the Mandatory Pre-Bid meetings sign-in sheet. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed submittal.Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department,4320 George Blvd., Sebring,FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M.,Thursday,May 15,2014, at which time they will be opened.Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected.The Board will not be responsible for late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed,delivered in person,by mail,or any other type of delivery service.Please Note:Bids will not be accepted at the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the proposal opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid.Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration.A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00.If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00,a Public Construction Bond will be required of the Awarded Vendor. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the proposal opening.Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration.A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00.If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00,a Public Construction Bond will be required of the Awarded Vendor.Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidders qualifications to do business in the state of Florida,in accordance with F.S.489. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof,and the determination of this award,if an award is made,will be based on the ranking of each vendors proposal which is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the ITB Specifications.The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County,Florida,does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status.This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions,including one's access to,participation,employment or treatment in its programs or activities.Highlands County is an equal opportunity employer,a fair housing advocate and a handicap accessible jurisdiction.Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Ms.Melissa Burns,ADA Coordinator at:863-402-6509 (Voice),863-402-6808 Fax,or via Florida Relay Service 711,or by e-mail: mburns@hcbcc.org.Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. 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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com WE BUYALL AUTOS with or without Title. Any Year / Make / Model / Condition. We will pay up to $20,000. Free Towing. Call Cindy 813-505-6935 9400Automotive Wanted 9000 Transportation1992 STRATOS201, trailer and 1997 Evinrude 225 Vindicator. Many extras. Asking $6500, must see to appreciate. Call Robert at 847-623-7664 or 224-612-1417. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesCUB CADETLTX1040 MOWER AS GOOD AS NEW. SERVICED WITH NEW BATTERY AND CARBURETOR. THE CLOCK HAS LESS THAN 35HRS. CONTACT VIJAY ON 863-699-6923 BETWEEN 10AM AND 7PM PRICE $1000 7400Lawn & Garden SCULPTURE REVOLVINGwheel on stand, includes tools, extra base & 2 armatures, $65, 863-699-1119. SCOOTER, MERITMobile Express like new $400. See at 1531 Carrington Ave., Sebring 863 471-9972 MAGNAVOX DVDPLAYER $25 863-243-8643 HOOVER UPRIGHTvacuum cleaner, reconditioned to like new & guaranteed for 30 days. $20. 863 402-2285 GOLF CLUBS(COLLECTIBLES) MacGregor and Ping Karsten III sets of irons, each set, $49, 863-699-1119. 7310Bargain BuysUTILITY TRAILER Built up front & sides & 2 rear gates, $499. 863-699-1119 7300MiscellaneousKING SIZEmattress, SERTA, w/2 twin size box springs & frames, exc. cond., $250, 863-452-1581. 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise 2 BEDROOM/1BATH, nice, near schools, front & rear yard, stove, refrig., washer/dryer. $450 mo., 1st & sec., available now, 954-562-1761 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING *DINNER LAKE AREA 2BR, 1 1/2 BA, Apartments for Rent. Large rooms, Fresh paint & Tile, Includes water. $550/mo. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 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

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B12 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com Sweetbay is now Winn-Dixie.Welcome to a whole new experience with new items and hundreds of new ways to save at your neighborhood store at 3250 US 27 The Beef People are ready to help you with preparation advice, recipe ideas and the right choice for every cut changing the name. Were changing the way you shop. For the better. SebringNewsSun-GO4ROP-11.25X10.5 Hes been your butcher for years. Now, hes one of The Beef People. TODAYPartly sunny and pleasant82 / 61Winds: NW at 7-14 mphPartly sunny83 / 63Winds: N at 6-12 mphMONDAYMostly sunny84 / 63Winds: NW at 3-6 mphTUESDAYSunny to partly cloudy86 / 66Winds: WNW at 6-12 mphWEDNESDAYMostly sunny88 / 66Winds: E at 4-8 mphTHURSDAY High .............................................. 1:06 a.m. Low ............................................... 6:51 a.m. High .............................................. 1:18 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:15 p.m. High .............................................. 8:20 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:52 a.m. High .............................................. 5:36 p.m. Low ............................................. 10:45 a.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.24 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Tuesday ......................................... 90 Low Tuesday .......................................... 58 High Wednesday .................................... 79 Low Wednesday ..................................... 58 High Thursday ....................................... 78 Low Thursday ........................................ 60 Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayMakes it feel like .................................... 81 BarometerTuesday ............................................... 29.98 Thursday ............................................. 30.00 PrecipitationTuesday ............................................... 0.00 Thursday ............................................. 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.70 Year to date ......................................... 7.71Sunrise 6:58 a.m. 6:57 a.m. Sunset 7:52 p.m. 7:52 p.m. Moonrise 12:20 a.m. 1:14 a.m. Moonset 11:29 a.m. 12:30 p.m.Albuquerque 74/53/pc 78/57/s 81/54/s Atlanta 72/49/pc 75/58/pc 76/55/t Baltimore 63/39/pc 70/47/s 74/49/t Birmingham 75/51/pc 76/58/pc 76/53/t Boston 53/38/pc 63/46/s 66/46/pc Charlotte 67/42/pc 75/51/s 78/52/t Cheyenne 66/38/t 63/42/s 76/44/pc Chicago 72/51/pc 70/47/t 57/38/pc Cleveland 67/47/s 72/52/pc 59/40/sh Columbus 74/49/s 76/55/pc 67/44/sh Dallas 80/62/pc 80/62/t 82/62/s Denver 71/42/t 68/44/pc 82/46/pc Detroit 71/49/s 74/51/t 63/39/c Harrisburg 64/37/s 71/46/pc 71/46/sh Honolulu 85/73/pc 84/73/pc 84/73/s Houston 81/61/pc 82/63/pc 86/64/pc Indianapolis 73/53/s 73/52/t 62/41/pc Jackson, MS 80/54/pc 79/58/pc 79/57/c Kansas City 76/59/c 71/48/sh 70/48/s Lexington 76/51/s 76/55/t 70/44/sh Little Rock 78/58/pc 77/58/t 79/54/pc Los Angeles 77/59/pc 76/59/pc 71/53/pc Louisville 78/56/s 78/57/t 72/47/sh Memphis 79/59/pc 79/61/t 76/55/pc Milwaukee 66/50/c 60/43/t 52/36/pc Minneapolis 72/52/pc 69/40/s 63/43/s Nashville 78/56/pc 76/58/t 75/51/sh New Orleans 79/60/pc 79/61/pc 78/64/c New York City 58/42/pc 63/46/s 68/50/sh Norfolk 59/47/pc 62/49/s 75/55/t Oklahoma City 78/60/t 78/52/t 78/53/s Philadelphia 64/41/pc 70/47/s 73/50/sh Phoenix 92/73/pc 98/75/s 97/71/pc Pittsburgh 73/44/s 74/53/pc 65/42/r Portland, ME 52/31/pc 61/39/pc 62/41/pc Portland, OR 66/46/pc 67/47/c 58/42/c Raleigh 65/43/pc 72/50/s 76/52/t Rochester 65/40/s 70/49/pc 63/38/r St. Louis 77/58/pc 70/54/t 67/47/pc San Francisco 67/49/pc 63/50/pc 61/48/c Seattle 62/45/c 64/46/c 56/42/c Wash., DC 66/44/pc 71/51/pc 75/52/t Cape Coral 80/63/pc 83/65/pc 84/65/s Clearwater 77/66/pc 80/67/pc 81/67/s Coral Springs 82/67/pc 83/70/pc 85/68/s Daytona Beach 74/62/c 74/61/pc 82/62/s Ft. Laud. Bch 81/71/pc 83/72/pc 83/69/s Fort Myers 81/64/pc 83/66/pc 84/66/s Gainesville 75/52/pc 78/56/pc 82/60/s Hollywood 82/67/pc 83/70/pc 84/68/s Homestead AFB 83/67/pc 83/69/pc 84/66/s Jacksonville 70/54/c 75/56/s 82/59/pc Key West 79/71/pc 81/73/pc 82/72/s Miami 83/69/pc 84/71/pc 84/69/s Okeechobee 78/64/pc 80/63/pc 82/61/s Orlando 79/62/pc 80/62/pc 84/62/s Pembroke Pines 83/67/pc 84/70/pc 84/68/s St. Augustine 70/60/c 72/59/pc 79/62/s St. Petersburg 78/66/pc 81/67/pc 83/67/s Sarasota 78/63/pc 80/66/pc 81/65/s Tallahassee 74/52/pc 80/56/s 84/60/t Tampa 78/62/pc 82/65/pc 83/65/s W. Palm Bch 81/68/pc 82/70/pc 83/68/s Winter Haven 80/61/pc 81/63/pc 83/64/s Acapulco 91/75/pc 91/75/pc 90/71/pc Athens 69/54/pc 71/56/pc 76/58/pc Beirut 75/58/s 70/57/s 72/61/s Berlin 69/49/c 69/51/sh 73/53/sh Bermuda 73/68/sh 72/68/r 74/68/r Calgary 54/33/pc 57/37/pc 61/38/c Dublin 54/48/pc 56/49/c 55/46/sh Edmonton 52/31/r 60/37/pc 60/37/r Freeport 78/70/pc 80/71/pc 80/68/s Geneva 64/44/sh 66/44/r 66/46/sh Havana 83/59/s 82/60/s 85/63/s Hong Kong 84/75/pc 82/75/pc 85/75/pc Jerusalem 73/51/s 67/51/pc 71/54/pc Johannesburg 73/51/s 72/51/pc 70/52/pc Kiev 65/50/r 60/49/sh 70/50/sh London 60/49/r 64/46/sh 64/46/sh Montreal 54/43/pc 63/48/pc 61/45/sh Moscow 65/44/s 67/49/s 65/46/c Nice 62/55/sh 65/56/r 67/57/sh Ottawa 56/42/pc 60/44/sh 59/41/r Quebec 46/32/pc 54/36/pc 52/37/sh Rio de Janeiro 85/74/t 82/72/t 82/73/t Seoul 69/48/s 73/46/pc 74/46/s Singapore 91/79/t 90/79/t 90/79/t Sydney 73/54/s 73/55/pc 77/57/pc Toronto 58/42/pc 68/46/sh 62/34/r Vancouver 55/44/r 57/47/c 55/42/c Vienna 59/47/sh 66/48/r 70/51/sh Warsaw 67/48/c 66/47/pc 70/47/pc Winnipeg 56/38/s 45/29/r 54/33/s Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. High pressure over the Northeast will provide sunshine and mild temperatures from Maine into Pennsylvania today. Along the Eastern Seaboard, a storm system will bring clouds and periods of rain from northeastern Florida to eastern North Carolina. Dry and pleasant weather will prevail across the Tennessee and Ohio River valleys, but showers and thunderstorms will blossom from central Texas into much of Oklahoma and Kansas. A cold front moving through the Great Lakes will bring showers to Wisconsin and northern Michigan. National Forecast for April 20 Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Partly sunny and pleasant today. Partly cloudy tonight. Partly sunny tomorrow. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: mostly sunny. Powerful storms struck Mississippi and Texas on April 20, 1982. A strong wind turned over trailers at Richland, Miss., and baseball-sized hail fell at Burnett, Texas. Partly sunny and pleasant today. Winds northnorthwest 7-14 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 60% and good drying conditions. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull Apr 22Apr 29May 6May 14 Today MondayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 70/54 75/52 77/56 74/62 79/62 80/61 78/62 77/66 78/66 78/63 81/64 79/65 78/64 81/68 81/71 83/69 74/52 73/57 75/58 81/60 82/61 81/63 82/61 82/61 80/63 79/71 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidRelative humidity .................................. 45% Expected air temperature ....................... 81 Wednesday ......................................... 30.02 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Five-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W



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HeartlandLocally Owned, Locations National Bank Community Minded www.heartlandnb.com Location: Put Address and telephone Add FDIC and Equal Housing Lender Send a copy of the final add to jwalker@heartlandnb.com locally owned community minded HeartlandLocally Owned, Locations National Bank Community Minded www.heartlandnb.com Location: Put Address and telephone Add FDIC and Equal Housing Lender Send a copy of the final add to jwalker@heartlandnb.com HeartlandLocally Owned, Locations National Bank Community Minded www.heartlandnb.com Location: Put Address and telephone Add FDIC and Equal Housing Lender Send a copy of the final add to jwalker@heartlandnb.com Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Three women tell police they were forced to shoplift $2,718.39 from WalmartA4 VOL. 95 NO. 45 Partly sunny and pleasant High 82 Low 61 Details onB12Arts/Entertainment B3 Business ................ A8 Classi eds .............. B8 Dear Abby ................ B2 Obituaries .............. A6 Lottery Numbers ...... A2 Religion .................. B6 Sports on TV ......... A10 Sudoku Puzzle......... B2 facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun B1 www.newssun.com Sunday, April 20, 2014 Dragons get win on senior nightA9 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Jade Jackson had her last day of heavy chemotherapy at the end of March. It was tough, but I was tougher, said the 15-year-old in a chalk-letter sign in a photo taken that day. Her cancer isnt in remission yet, said close family friend Michelle Sedlock. She still has tumors, but they arent spreading and doctors want to hold off to see how she does without treatment. In the meantime, Sedlock is planning a fundraising event to help defray the familys costs. On the Wings of Faith will provide a casino night from 7:30 p.m. until the last person Chemo was tough, but I was tougherWings of Faith bene t set for Jade JacksonCourtesy photoAn elated Jade Jackson, 15, says shes made it to her last day of chemotherapy on March 28, 2014. Michelle Sedlock, close family friend who is organizing a fundraiser for the Jackson family on May 10, said Jade has healed well, but doctors are still monitoring her cancer. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Robert Esselman of Lily Lake had to chuckle recently when neighbors saw him walking through the community and asked him when he was going for his hip-replacement surgery: They didnt know hed already gone. Esselman said his bad hip kept him from working in his garden, riding his motorcycle, or swimming at the beach. Life was over for me, he said. Now can get back to his garden and motorcycle and is contemplating shoveling snow in Pennsylvania next winter. How does one even begin to say thank you? he asked members of the surgical team that made it happen. He could thank Drs. Stephen Beissinger and J.C. Alvarez, orthopaedic surgeons at Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Sebring, or he could thank Christene Grif n, registered nurse and joint care coordinator ,whose team helped him navigate his recovery. On Thursday, he and the team thanked MAKO Surgical Corporation, which developed the computerassisted robotic surgery system used in his operation. Florida Hospital Heartland had a coming out party for the robotic system that has helped surgeons make fewer incisions, precisely align implants with bones and BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING County Commissioners will gather at their chambers Tuesday evening to honor members of local volunteer re departments. Many of the men and women who are to be recognized for donating their time and effort to ght res throughout the county needed to work at their day jobs and could not take off to attend one of the commissions regular morning sessions. As many as 45 Commission to honor volunteer firefightersRare night meeting set for TuesdayScott Dressel/News-SunA West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department re ghters helmet and bunker jacket await his return during a recent re in Sebring. The county commission will honor volunteer re ghters Tuesday night. Robots assisting with joint replacement Phil Attinger/ News-SunRobert Esselman (right) of Lily Lake talks with Brian David, one of the technicians from MAKO Surgical Corporation who helped con gure a robotic-assisted surgical procedure used by surgeons to precisely t Esselmans hip replacement. SEE JADE | A7SEE COUNTY | A7SEE ROBOTS | A7 BY SAMANTHA GHOLARStaff WriterWAUCHULA Theres nothing like this anywhere else in the state. There is nothing like this, that Im aware of, anywhere else in the country, Mike Graham, director and producer of the liveaction play The Story of Noah at the Cattlemans Arena.Age-old story brought to lifeStory of Noah features 100plus animals, 200-plus peopleSEE NOAH | A6 Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Story of Noah features more than 100 live animals and a large cast of characters.Katara Simmons/News-SunNoah tries to convince a group of sinners to seek repentance from their wicked ways Friday evening during the The Story of Noah in Wauchula.

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A2 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com Mark KaylorKaylor, Kaylor, & Leto P.A. Medical & Nursing Home Malpractice 863-382-1900 2141 Lakeview Dr., Sebring www.KKLLaw.com Mark KaylorKaylor, Kaylor, & Leto P.A. Social Security Disability 863-382-1900 www.KKLLaw.com CENTRAL FL HEARING SERVICES Dr. Andrea LivingstonBoard Certied Doctor of Audiology863-386-9111 http//:www.newssun.com The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Peri odical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Sun Newspa pers. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the writ ten permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publica tion becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as re printed, published and used in all media. 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ROMONA WASHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 LOTTERY CASH 3 Wednesday, April 16 Day: 9-3-6 Night: 9-4-1 Thursday, April 17 Day: 5-8-1 Night: 9-5-8 Friday, April 18 Day: 1-4-9 Night: 3-0-6 PLAY 4 Wednesday, April 16 Day: 1-5-8-0 Night: 0-4-7-5 Thursday, April 17 Day: 3-9-3-5 Night: 3-8-7-8 Friday, April 18 Day: 7-3-3-7 Night: 8-1-1-5 FANTASY 5 Wednesday, April 16 7-11-13-21-28 Thursday, April 17 12-14-24-25-29 Friday, April 18 13-22-25-31-36 LOTTO Wednesday, April 16 7-20-41-43-48-51 X-4 Saturdays Jackpot: $35 million POWERBALL Wednesday, April 16 34-39-42-44-59 PB-8 X-3 Saturdays Jackpot: $128 million MEGA MONEY Friday, April 18 23-27-39-43 PB-10 Tuesdays Jackpot: $750,000 MEGA MILLIONS Friday, April 18 18-25-38-45-63 PB-9 X-2 Tuesdays Jackpot: $48 million BY CAROL KLINE News-Sun correspondent SEBRING In am boyantly bright-colored clothing and lime green hair, Carol Clements pays a visit to her motherin-law, a resident at The Palms of Sebring Rehab Center. Clements is a longtime member of Tobys Clowns, an organization based in Lake Placid and founded by Keith Toby Stokes in 1993. Stokes had been a member of the Shrine Clowns for many years, and decid ed to start his own organi zation of clowns when he moved to Lake Placid. He now teaches adults how to become professional clowns. On this particular day, however, Clements had been busy working with the children at Camp Brave Heart in Winter Ha ven. Camp Brave Heart is afliated with Good Shepherd Hospice, and is an organization devoted to bringing joy and laugh ter to children who have life-threatening illness es or have suffered trag ic loss. Camp Brave Heart is held annually for children ages 6-16 by the George C. Forsythe Bereavement Center, an extension of Good Shepherd Hospice. Children who attend the camp have been in coun seling after having suf fered a personal loss or from personal injuries or even terminal illness. Counseling at the be reavement center is di rected toward helping adults and children nd peace. The camp is a fun day, especially for the children, and becomes an outlet to help them move forward from their trou bling situations. Clements said she had a delightful day paint ing the childrens hair, and watched as they rode horse back or went swim ming. Its a very full day and there are lots of fun things for the children to do. Its a wonderful place for children who have lost loved ones, Clements said. Camp Brave Heart helps kids deal with los ing a parent, for instance, or witnessing events that leave them feeling fright ened and helpless. The George C. Forsythe Bereavement Center can be contacted by calling (863) 297-1880. The coun seling is available to ev eryone and Camp Brave Heart is simply a day chil dren can enjoy and have fun while learning to laugh again. As part of the Tobys Clowns organization, Cle ments volunteers her time at area health and nursing centers. For more information about the Toby the Clown Founda tion, call 465-2920, or visit the museum at 109 W. In terlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Ive been volunteer ing my clown services for a long time, Clem ents said. I never tire of watching children or even older Americans laugh and nd humor in what we do. Its a blessing every time. Hospice clowns help bring joy to hurting children News-Sun photo by Carol Kline Under that brilliant green hair and painted face, hospice volunteer Car ol Clements helps make a fun day for kids. News-Sun Staff Report SEBRING A man who seemed in a hurry to get married to his new wife seemed to have forgotten one thing: To get divorced from his previous wife. That man Raul Per aza-Sigler, 53, of 2459 Windeld Drive in Kis simmee has now been charged in Highlands County with bigamy. On Nov. 4, 2011, he and Janet Rivera, then-52, ob tained a marriage license in Highlands County and were married on Nov. 28, 2011. The only problem was that Peraza-Sigler was still married to his previous wife, Elvira RodriguezConcepcion. They got married in Osceola Coun ty on March 3, 2005, and didnt get divorced until Jan. 29, 2012. The crime was reported to the Highlands Coun ty Sheriffs Ofce in No vember 2013. Deputies found probable cause for a crime and arrested Per aza-Sigler with bigamy, a third-degree felony. SFSC opens registration for summer, fall AVON PARK Open registration for sum mer and fall term classes begin Saturday at South Florida State College. SFSC students with 20 hours of credits or more can register now. Summer term registra tion ends May 6. Classes meet May 7 through July 31. Fall term registration runs through Aug. 25. Classes meet Aug. 26 through Dec. 19. The SFSC Summer and Fall 2013 Schedules of Classes is avail able at the SFSC web site, www.southorida. edu. Students may also apply for admission, reg ister online, and pay their tuition at the web site. SFSCs Ofce of the Registrar also assists stu dents with their regis tration and payment needs at the Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto campuses, and the Lake Placid Center. SFSC offers the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM), two-year associate de gree programs, and nu merous occupation al training programs for people looking to en hance their employabil ity skills through shorter courses of study. SFSCs Financial Aid Ofce can explain the forms of nancial assistance and scholarships available to SFSC students. For information about registration or nan cial aid, call 453-6661, 773-2252, 494-7500, or 465-5300. Sebring Meals on Wheels to hold April fundraiser SEBRING Ruby Tuesday will help Sebring Meals On Wheels through a GiveBack Event on Wednesday through Friday at the restaurant at 4228 Sebring Parkway. Through its Community GiveBack Program, Ruby Tuesday will help raise money for Sebring Meals On Wheels. The Ruby Tuesday contribution is based on 20 percent of net sales from guests that bring in the yer for Sebring Meals On Wheels specic event. There are some exclu sions: coupons/dis counts are not per mitted; sales tax and gratuity are not includ ed in the net sales; use of gift card purchases are not included, nor are ca tering orders. Contact Sebring Meals On Wheels, 402-1818 for a yer, or download one from www.facebook. com/sebringmealson. wheels. District schedules spring prescribed fires SEBRING The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conduct ing prescribed burns during the months of April, May and June on the Jack Creek Preserve in Highlands County. The Jack Creek Preserve is six miles northwest of Lake Placid, west of U.S. 27. Approximately 300 acres will be burned, in small, manageable units. According to Will VanGelder, the districts land management su pervisor, burns are im plemented to mimic natural re cycles under a controlled situation. The objective is to avert uncontrolled wild res and enhance the ar eas natural conditions by maintaining the eco logical and wildlife habi tat values. Prescribed burns are only conducted when weather conditions are optimal to meet the de sired objectives and to minimize impacts to the public. Although every effort will be made to assure that smoke does not af fect homes or high ways, vehicle operators should exercise caution if smoke reduces visibil ity on the areas roads or highways. SNAP S HOT S LOCAL NEWS 53-year-old Kissimmee man charged with bigamy The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.com Sunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 BY BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondent SEBRING It was more or less a good Friday for Highlands County as far as unemployment was concerned. Numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics for the month of March show that in Highlands County, the jobless numbers were down a fraction just 1/10th of 1 percent from Februarys report. Local ofcials from Ca reerSource Heartland de scribed the number as basically at. The rate for Highlands was reported in March at 7.3 percent. That projec tion indicated that of the estimated 40,700 people in the labor force 2,980 were out of work. The approximated num bers of people in the la bor pool was said to be up from the February to tals.That was estimated at 40,405 with a 7.4 percent joblessness rate. Alan Grimes, chief infor mation ofcer for Career Source Heartland, said that increase represented kind of a revolving door. There are two things going on rst, there are those people who were discouraged that are com ing back into the market because it looks like the economy is improving ... At the same time you have people who have been on long-term unemployment theyre not getting any better so they are just kind of walking away, he said. The numbers are ex trapolated from statewide job surveys done by the U.S. Department of Labor. The formulas are in credible. They have cen sus people who are mak ing telephone calls. Then, based on the answers to the questions, they then can take that information and predict it for every county, he said. Moreover, Grimes re ported that locally the em ployment assistance fa cility is seeing business owners looking for more people, but most of them are in the lower tiers such as retail sales and hotel staff. That being said, there is a wide range of job op portunities including low to high end and a bunch of skilled offerings from medical to truck drivers, he said. The Highlands Coun ty jobless numbers for last month remained high er than Polk County at 7.1 percent and Hard ee County, which had an estimated 6.9 percent of their labor pool out of work in March. None of the unemploy ment numbers in the Heartland matched the statewide announced un employment of 6.4 per cent or the national sea sonally adjusted gure set at 6.7 percent Grimes said to help with the local employment pic ture, a hiring fair is in the works for sometime in May. Royal Care of Avon ParkSkilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center1213 West Stratford Rd. Avon Park, FL863-453-6674Tours available daily.Why go anywhere else, when we are so close!Only 9 miles from Frostproof, 21 miles from Wauchula, and 6 miles from Sebring!Brand new 3,300 sq. ft. Rehabilitation Facility. Inpatient and Outpatient Services. Youre InvitedPlease join us as we celebrate our newly constructed Rehabilitation Center Royal Care of Avon Park, Highlands County Largest Rehabilitation Facility RSVP (863) 453-6674 Hors doeuvres and Beer/Wine Bar Thur., May 8th, 20141:30-5:30 pm Ribbon Cutting at 2:30 pm Unemployment numbers in Highlands improve BY SAMANTHA GHOLAR Staff Writer SEBRING Big Broth ers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is gearing up for the organizations big fund raising and community outreach events at the end of the week and is invit ing the public to come be a part of the big fun. For the sixth year, BBBS will host its Clays for Kids fundraiser from 8 a.m. un til 1 p.m. at Square One Sporting Clays in Lake Placid to help fund men toring programs for both Highlands and Hardee counties. This is by far largest one weve ever had, said Community Resource Di rector Kiko Vazquez. The clay shoot normally rais es around $15,000 for the organization but this year, with the larger attendance numbers, Vazquez has raised the goal to $20,000 ... and we are almost there, said Vazquez. Peo ple register last-minute, so its hard to say if we will get there, but we are work ing towards that. We al ready have 140 registered shooters. We only had 86 last year, so its looking good. Cowpokes Watering Hole will be sponsoring the food and a lunch plate is provided with paid en try. Individual shooters are $75, team sponsors (four people) are $260, sharpshooter sponsor (team of four and sinage) is $500 and top gun spon sor (team of six, signage and more) is $1,000. Call 402-9001 or visit www. bbbssun.org. With the clay shoot scheduled that morning, an afternoon of fun awaits supporters the same day during the Comcast Cares Day starting at 2 p.m. That morning is the clay shoot and in the af ternoon we will all be going to the Highlands County YMCA for the kids. For the second year, BBBS volunteers and supporters will get to hang out with local Comcast employees to enjoy a day of fun and caring, Vazquez said. Invites were sent out to bigs and littles in both Hardee and Highlands County to enjoy a day of fun. Comcast provides piz za for lunch for us and the kids. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) from Webber University are coming down to part ner with us and are do ing a little egg hunt at lunch with us. During that time, the Comcast volun teers will be cleaning up the gym and sprucing up around the area as well, Vazquez said. Vazquez says the BBBS has had a 28 percent in crease in mentors in Hardee and Highlands as of April and is current ly serving 136 kids in both counties. Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. Big Brothers, Big Sisters has busy weekend on tap Clays for Kids and Comcast Cares Saturday Katara Simmons/News-Sun Carl Dassinger ashes a thumbs up Saturday morning during the Sun N Lake Dash & Dye event in Sebring. DASH & DYE AND MORE EASTER FUN Samantha Gholar/News Sun Lydia Quetot, 4, grabs a few Easter eggs Satur day morning during the Circle Theatres rst ever Easter egg hunt. Ouetot and several other chil dren collected eggs, visited the Easter bunny and enjoyed a bowl of ice cream during the event. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Runners are sprayed with color Saturday morning before they cross the nish line during the Dash & Dye 5K Color Run and Easter Festival at the Sun N Lake recreation complex in Sebring. The event featured a 5K, Easter egg hunts, inatables, games, and more. Samantha Gholar/ News Sun Winston Zwayer takes his pick of the many Easter eggs during the rst an nual Circle Theatre Easter egg hunt Saturday morning. The youngest Zwayer baby had no problem nding eggs with sweet treats in them while the bigger kids hunted for eggs lled with gold coins that serve as gift certicates for a free bowl of ice cream from the the atres Sweet Shop.

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com 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 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Walmart em-ployees saw three young wom-en leave Walmart Wednesday night without paying for their full shopping carts. When ques-tioned, the women said they did it under threat of harm. Store ofcials didnt believe them, and pursued charges. Highlands County Sher-iffs deputies arrested 23-yearold Desiree Mitchell Haehle of 1614 Georgetown Drive in Lakeland, 22-year-old Victo-ria Jean Gagnon of 1623 Mela-dy Ave. in Sebring and 21-yearold Mariana Frances Murphy of 1607 Melady Ave. in Sebring. Each was charged with grand theft of more than $300 be-cause each shopping cart had more than $800 in merchan-dise. One had almost $1,000 in goods. Haehle is also facing a charge of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. The incident took place just before 9:30 p.m. Wednes-day at the Sebring Walmart, at 3525 U.S. 27 N. Joseph Hand-ley and Mark Silver, members of Walmarts loss prevention department, told deputies that they saw Haehle, Gagnon and Murphy each walking around the store with a full shopping cart. Handley told deputies that they appeared to be acting sus-picious, looking all around their surroundings and not act-ing like usual customers. Haeh-le was circling the womens de-partment with a cart full of items, also watching her sur-roundings, Silver told deputies. According to reports, all three met up with each other and walked out of the store, not stopping at any cash registers. They lost sight of the women as they walked out of the store, but then caught back up with them a few feet outside the door, reports said. Murphy had 149 items in her cart, valued at $982.65, while Gagnon had 145 items totaling $913.20. Hahle had 134 items totalling $822.54. When confronted, the wom-en told the store employees that they were threatened with bodily harm if they didnt steal the items. They were sent a list by phone, they said. However, when employees asked to see the lists, the wom-en said they deleted the lists as soon as they left the store, re-ports said. While searching the wom-ens purses, deputies found a prescription bottle for Ibupro-fen 800 mg pills along with as a single small circular pill labeled AN 627 loose in Haehles purse. The small pill was later identied as Tramad-ol 50 mg. Deputies questioned the women, but all three wom-en invoked their Fifth Amend-ment rights to remain silent and didnt give any statements, reports said.Trio say they were forced to steal from Walmart BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Flashing lights led to a trafc stop, which led to an arrest on an active warrant, drugs found in the vehicle and three children found at home alone. Highlands County sher-iffs deputies arrested Tonya McClelland Rodri-guez, 43, of 1216 Osceola Ave.in Sebring on charg-es of possession of a pre-scription drug without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug equip-ment and child neglect, without bodily harm. The arrest came after a deputy saw a Ford sportutility vehicle at 3:34 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 27 near Ponce De Leon Bou-levard in Sebring. The vehicle was ash-ing its high beams and had tag lights that didnt comply with Florida law, so deputies stopped it. When asked, Rodriguez, the driver, said she had an electrical problem with the car, as well as other problems, arrest re-ports said. A records check showed she had an active war-rant out of Polk Coun-ty on charges of burglary and grand theft. When told she was being de-tained while the warrant was conrmed, Robdri-guez yelled that she had children at home and promised to take care of the warrant later, but the deputy said no. She told deputies she had been gone from home since 2 a.m. and said her mother could go to the home to check on the children. While waiting for the warrant conrmation, deputies discovered Ro-driguez had Cehalexin 500 mg pills in her pock-et, but no valid prescrip-tion, reports said. Deputies searched the rest of her vehicle and found a small plastic bag of a crystaline sub-stance in her purse. The substance eld-test-ed positive for metham-phetamine. It was later weighed at the Highlands County Jail and was one gram, reports said. When questioned, Ro-driguez said she didnt know about the metham-phetamine in her purse, but had given a friend a ride earlier. Other statements by Rodriguez were redacted from reports. Deputies went to her home and found three children ages 12, 10, and 8 left alone but unharmed. The children told deputies they had been alone since 10 p.m. Tuesday when Rodriguez told them she was leaving to see a friend, reports said. The children told him their mother had gathered them to sleep in one room together since they were home alone. Arrest reports stated that deputies had rea-son to believe she left her children alone so she could leave and purchase illegal prescription medi-cations, reports said.Woman charged with warrant, drugs and child neglect Courtesy photoThe Heartland Food Bank would like to thank Avon Park Youth Academys Homebuilders Institute and their students for a job well done. The youth worked hard inside and out of one of the newly acquired buildings on Ridgewood Drive in Sebring. On their rst day, the young men removed plants and debris on the outside of the building to get ready for the exterior painting. And, on a subsequent day, they arrived with their instructor ready to learn a new skill installing tile. One of the young men already had training in plumbing and was able to remove and re-install the bath xtures. They worked as a team, listened to their instructor, and learned well.YOUTH A CADEMYS HOMEBUILDERS HELP HEARTLAND FOOD BANK Courtesy photoStr8Up Youth Ministry Vice President Dana Telesco presents Izayiah Izzy Patterson with his High Achiever Award for March. Izzy maintained a 4.0 GPA at Lake Placid Middle School and his favorite teacher is Ms. Tomblin. His favorite subject is math with Ms. Piper. He is active in sports, playing both baseball and football, and is excited to try out for the seventhgrade basektball team next year. He attends First Presbyterian Youth Group and enjoys riding his bike. Str8Up has helped me get my act together by being respectful and building a closer relationship with God, Izzy said. It is a place where I feel safe and loved. For more information, visit www.str8up.org.STR8UP HIGH ACHIEVER

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEW YOUR VIEWSIn 2013 the county commission voted to adopt a new biennial budget program. One reason was to gain a more accu-rate long-term view of the countys nan-cial condition. Another was to free time for county commissioners so they can turn their attention to other issues. The 2014-15 budget is currently be-ing shaped by county administrators and department heads. Last years gures have already been reviewed and updat-ed. Funding requests from all county de-partments must be submitted by Mon-day. Success hinges on whether or not the predictions from last year meet the needs of the next scal year. We will know that soon. We hope the new biennial program works well, but even if it does not, we think it was an important and useful ex-periment worth the effort and uncertain-ty. There is much to be gained if it works. For example, instead of gearing up for tedious and time-consuming budget hearings this spring, the county com-mission is looking into the countys pay grades and salary scales. It is a good time to address the issue as the county is revis-ing its Rules & Regulations manual and a compensation and classication study is being done. We agree with Commissioner Don El-well, who said at Tuesdays commission meeting that the count has too many pay grades and the ranges in each of them are astronomical. For example, he said, one pay grade ranged from $16.75 to $27.41 the difference in annual pay from $34,000 to $57,000. Yes, we believe hard-working, loyal em-ployees should be rewarded for seniority. But how can one employee earn so much more than another for doing the same job? County employees should have to have extra training or more responsibili-ties before making $20,000 more per year. Pay grades should be streamlined, with smaller brackets and lower caps. By look-ing into and correcting the situation this year, the county may see savings in the next. Thats a much better use of a county commissioners time than trying to stay awake through the third budget presen-tation of the night.Biennial budget a time-saverElected officials have taken over nationThe worlds most abu-sive tax system is the United States tax system. He who controls taxes, controls the world. The rich people of this world have always con-trolled taxes. Since the be-ginning. They, the super rich, have outsourced all of our jobs, which takes away from our tax system that is to pay for the rebuilding of our infra-structures, not infrastruc-tures world wide. All of the multinationals have mis-used our tax system in oth-er nations, China, India, Ko-rea, Russia, all of Europe and Asia. Worldwide, they control our Congress, Sen-ate and the Supreme Court. Americas working class and poor are slaves to the rest of the world. All of the richest families in America have off-shored their family fortunes to avoid Americas tax systems federal, state, and local. By controlling our tax sys-tems they have committed treason against the Unit-ed States of America. They have off-shored our bank-ing system to the point that no ones identity is safe. They off-shored the feder-al tax system to India. The worlds infrastructure is be-ing rebuilt by our tax dol-lars. Americas working class and the poor must go to war with our elected of-cials who have used our tax system as a slush fund, for themselves and their friends. Since the rest of the world is the beneciary of our tax system then the IRS should be going after Americas wealthy families. Your tax system has been off-shored. The Ameri-can working class have lost control of its government, their jobs and their tax sys-tem. We have to demand a 180-degree change. We are in a class war. We have no control. We have lost our nation. Our elected ofcials local, state and federal have turned rogue. The working class must take control. Our nation of laws are not working. Our public ofcials have de-stroyed our system where everyone is equal. They have destroyed our consti-tution.BILLIE E JEWETTSebringTennis team says thanksThe Sebring High School Girls Tennis team and coaches would like to ex-press their appreciation to the individuals and busi-nesses that stepped up to help us this year. The girls nished as District Runnerup as well as Regional Run-ner-up. Our wonderful sponsors made it possible for us to cover expenses of uniforms, equipment and travel. Thank you to Dr. T.C. and Kitty Lackey, Drs. Thak-kar and Thakkar, Chen Den-tal, Galatis Pizza, Publix Supermarkets Southgate, Walmart of Sebring, Ad-vanced Insurance Group, Inc., Baker Septic Installa-tions, Inc., Golf Etc., Lewis Chiropractic, Subway DeSo-to Square, Mike Rafferty, and Chip Valley. We would also like to thank our team parents and grandparents for their great support throughout the en-tire season.C O A C H HO LLINGER AND C O A CH J O HNS ONSebring High SchoolEvery once in a while I see or read something that makes me feel every one of my 56 years. It helps if this is done in an amusing fashion, as it takes the sting out of the experience. When I was young, all phones were rotary dial (and stayed home), we played records, and TV was limited to a few network channels. Color televi-sion was a big deal when it came out. My family had a dishwasher me and my siblings. As I got older more fun things came out. Audio cassettes were awesome you could record stuff. I remem-ber having a cassette player in my rst car (I think the radio didnt work) and I could play tapes while I drove. Then in the s we got the Walk-man. Suddenly we could take our mu-sic with us while we walked around or jogged? How cool was that? True, you needed headphones to use it and it re-ally didnt t in your pocket, but it was still a big innovation. Today I saw a video, available on YouTube, that shows kids ranging in age from around 7 to 13 being intro-duced to a Walkman for the rst time in their lives. Their reactions are why I am perhaps feeling older than usual. At rst they are puzzled. What is this strange device? How do you work it? What is it used for? I watched them turn it over in their hands, trying to gure it out. They are stunned to learn that you needed a cassette tape and headphones to make it work. Some of them had never even seen a cassette before. They struggle to open up the player to insert the cassette. They are excited when they nally get it working. But it seems to most of them a lot of work to listen to music, though one bright boy points out you have to do stuff to get an iPad to play online music. They cant believe you just cant pick any song you want on a tape, you have to search for it using fast forward and rewind to search for it. They are amazed that you could only t about 30 songs on a tape. And the fact that Walkmans cost $200 in my day? Unbe-lievable. Given the choice of technology modern or Walkman there was no contest. The kids voted for todays de-vices over the old ways. And you know what? I agree with them. I currently own an iPod, which holds my music and videos (audio cassettes dont do video). I can play CDs or my iPod in my car if theres nothing on the radio I want to listen to. My cell phone is capable of holding music, though I use it more for keeping me organized and on schedule. I love modern technology. But that doesnt mean I dont have a healthy re-spect for the devices of the past. They are part of the path to our modern toys, and blazed the way for those elec-tronics we currently enjoy. And at the time, they did their job of providing us with instruction and entertainment. I even still have many cassettes in my house, even though its been a while since I listened to them. Maybe its time to dust off my cassette player and pop one in, for old times sake. To those of my readers who remem-ber these old things, I hope I havent made you feel too old. To the young-er generation who have no clue what Im talking about, ask your parents or grandparents. And be kind to some of us, those were the good old days.Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be con-tacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@embarqmail. com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun.Old vs. new: Remember the Walkman? L AURAS LOO KLaura Ware

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A6 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com Quality Work at a Reasonable Price ROOFING SPECIALIST 863-385-4690 FULLY LICENSED & INSUREDState Lic # RC 0066817 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. For the past 27 years, Graham, his wife and thousands of volunteers have brought to life Biblical stories on a grand scale for the enjoyment of fellow believers and non-believers alike. Power and Light Productions continues to provide a one-of-a-kind experience through live storytelling. The Story of Noah started in 2012 when Graham decided to introduce, or re-introduce, another tale from the Bible along with their nationally acclaimed Story of Jesus. The Story of Noah quickly became an even bigger project with more than 100 animals and 200 actors. Noah is more complex, more complicated and more involved in every way than the Story of Jesus, Graham said. Even those with the tiniest morsel of Biblical knowledge are fully aware of the tale of Noah and the ark, Graham said. Instead of putting on a show about an old man building a boat and gathering animals, Graham decided to take a different approach with the popular story. If you look in the Bible, throughout the story of Noah there isnt a single recorded word of what Noah said. You know the story of how he was told to build the ark and collect the animals by God. We have very little to work with if we did only the four chapters in the Bible that speaks of Noah and this process, Graham said. The Story of Noah will depict the state of what the world might have been like during that time. This play depicts a very wicked, primitive, demented culture, Graham said. What we dont know is how Noah felt and what he went through during all this time, a time when the world was so wicked that God decided to destroy it all minus these few people and animals. Our play shows what Noah might have gone through during this issues with his wife and his family. They might have thought he was wrong or crazy for building this enormous ark. He might have thought he was crazy himself. It shows what other people might have did or thought of Noah; how they might have treated him and bothered him. And it shows Noahs struggle to do what God commanded of him not knowing how long he would have to wait to see the things he was told were coming. A theme of darkness does hover over the play but like any believers life, phases of faith, love and endurance are depicted throughout the production. Theres also a surprise at the end that you will have to see for yourself. The set, which is 250 feet long, is more comparable to a movie set rather than a play. Some scenes may be frightening to younger children, so parents should use their discretion. Weve worked really hard to make this feel not like a play. This production is like you are right there in the midst of it. This is not a stage play, its a full-on set. All the music was created for this production. Theres a score just like a movie at a theater, Graham said. Tears are regularly seen during and following Grahams productions, he said, and Noah is no different. Graham said that the uncomfortableness and realness of the play moves people in so many different ways. In its 27 years, these plays have reached approximately 16,000 people each year. If you dont believe a word the Bible said, you will still get a quality show. You will get your moneys worth. This is hands down the best show of our 27 years in business, Graham said. The nationally acclaimed production, Story of Noah, will run for one nal weekend, Friday and Saturday at the Cattlemans Arena in Wauchula each night at 7:30 p.m. A pre-show, Pictures of Freedom, begins at 7 p.m. sharp and depicts a fast-moving ride through history, representing people who have fought for freedom in this nation starting with Native Americans and ending with Sept. 11. Ticket may be purchased online or at the gate for $21 (adults) and $19 (children and seniors). End section seating tickets are $17. Parking is free. Food and concessions are available for purchase during the show and intermission and is provided by Beef O Bradys. Cattlemens Arena is at 507 Civic Drive, Wauchula. The arena can seat up to 1,600 audience members nightly. For ticket purchases or more information visit www.storyofnoah.org or call (863) 375-4031.Samantha Gholar can be reached at samantha.gholar@newssun. com or 385-6155 ext: 526. NOAH FROM PAGE A1RICHARD HARVEYRichard Joseph Harvey was born June 12, 1922 in Detroit, Mich. He died at home in Avon Park on April 5, 2014. Dick was a World War II Army veteran. He married Elizabeth Lewinski on Aug. 5, 1950. After retiring in 1984, they retired to Florida. Dick and Betty enjoyed gol ng, boating, bowling, and traveling together. Their fun travels always included their golf clubs and a single afternoon martini. For many years, he worked with Habitat for Humanity. He also had a special devotion to Our Lords Mother, Mary. Dick is survived by Elizabeth, his wife of 63 years, and his sister, Beatrice Riley of Boynton Beach, the last of nine siblings. A Memorial Mass will be held at noon Saturyday, April 26 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park. DARRELL KORANDADarrell Owen Koranda, July 11, 1951 to March 17, 2014. Truly one of the kindest men on Earth, Darrell was the owner of Darrell Korandas Refrigeration and A/C Company. He was past vice president and past president of Highlands County Ham Radio Club. He is survived by his wife, Kay; children, Thomas Lovett, Lisa Webber and Jessica (Padisa); 16 grandchildren and ve greatgrandchildren; a brother, Dennis Koranda of Sebring; and sisters, Rose Mary Dressin of Florida, Marilyn Durrance of Bonifay, and Dawn Robinson of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lovett; his parents, Walt and Jenny Koranda; and brothers, Mark and Dean Koranda. Darrells A/C Company is in the process of being sold to a very good friend, American First of Avon Park. KORANDA OBITUARIES BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Deputies served a search warrant on a local home and found a trove of drugs and weapons, leading to the arrest of the resident, a convicted felon. Deputies executed the search warrant at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, at 123 N. Glenwood Ave. in Avon Park. Eric Von Ferguson, 41, was in the residence at the time and tried to ee out the back, but deputies caught him and arrested him. Deputies also detained and arrested Shannon Denise Hendrix, 36, of 816 Palmer Ave. in Avon Park, who was there at the time. While looking through the home, deputies found: Approximately 65 grams of a green leafy substance in his living room. It eld-tested positive for cannabis. One sandwich bag contained 20 grams of the substance, while 18 other sandwich bags contained smaller amounts. Approximately 18 grams of a crystalline substance that eld-tested positive for methamphetamine. Deputies found it in the garbage after Hendrix told them she saw Von Ferguson throw something in there. One black Smith & Wesson Shield M&P .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun. One black Beretta No. 21A semi-automatic handgun. Twenty rounds of .40-caliber ammunition. Seven rounds of .25-caliber ammunition. One Remington 12 gauge shotgun shell. Several drug paraphernalia items, such as plastic baggies, scales and glass smoking pipes with residue. When questioned, Von Ferguson denied any knowledge of the rearms and methamphetamine, although it was Hendrixs information that led deputies to the methamphetamine in the garbage can. Deputies charged Von Ferguson with two counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and one count each of possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or distribute, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of controlled substances without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Hendrix was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.Convicted felon charged with having drugs, gun Special to the News-SunSEBRING The University of Florida Agriculture Extension Of ce will host an Earth Day program featuring several guest speakers on Tuesday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center Auditorium at U.S. 27 and George Boulevard from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Each of the speakers will talk about some issue of sustainable living and the impact on jobs and the local economy. Presentations scheduled are: Florida Friendly Landscaping by David Austin, Highlands County Urban Horticultural Agent, UF Agriculture Extension (http://highlands.ifas.u .edu) World Hunger, Culture and How It Relates to the Small Farmer by Phil Murphy, executive director, H.E.A.R.T. Institute at Warner University (http://heart-institute.org/) Permaculture: Life in Fertile Soil by Josh Jamison, Instructor & Agriculture Manager, H.E.A.R.T. Institute (http://heart-institute. org/) Aquatic Ecosystems: Water Quality & Quality of Life by Clell Ford, Highlands County lake manager Sustainable Systems: Making Green by Saving Green by Elmer Hall, DIBA, Strategic Business Planning Co. (www.SBPlan.com & www.SustainZine.com) Renewable Energy: Biofuels Jobs and Education by Beth Burch, PhD, lead instructor, Bioenergy Education SFSC, Division of Applied Sciences and Technologies (www. SouthFlorida.edu) Economic Development: Green Jobs and Green Business by Stephen Weeks, executive director, EDC/IDA (www.HighlandsEDC. com) Call the Ag Extension Of ce at 402-6540 for details. Admission is free.Earth Day program planned Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Story of Noah will take place next Friday and Saturday for two nal shows at Cattlemans Arena in Wauchula. Tickets and additional information is available online at www. storyofnoah.org.

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A7 CARPET MART, INC leaves on May 10 at Pinecrest Golf Club at 2250 Little Lake Bonnet Road in Avon Park. The event will feature gaming including a corn hole tournament outside on the lawn a silent auction, cash bar and live music by Shelby Dressel and the Logan Dressel Band. Admission is $20. All ages are welcome, Sedlock said. People may pay in advance or pay at the door. Sedlock just hopes it can help ease what Jades parents, Jackie and Greg Jackson, have had to pay to get her to and from treatments. Jade, an Avon Park High School student, has fought cancer for a year. She began having head-aches in early 2013, ac-cording to her familys Facebook page, Jades Journey. A magnetic resonance imaging scan on June 27, 2013, found a tumor, diagnosed as ependymoma. Surgery at All Chil-drens Hospital in St. Pe-tersburg removed most of it, and Jade has been undergoing treatment for the cancer since then, the page states. The results in the rst six months of chemo-therapy were not as good as hoped, said Kim Dou-berly, technology re-source teacher for High-lands County School District, who helped or-ganize another fundrais-er through the school system. Jade has been in an ex-pensive round of treat-ment since early this year, Sedlock said, while Jade has been taking classes at home and pa-tiently waiting for her hair to grow back. Sedlock said a fam-ily member nominat-ed Jade to the Make-AWish Foundation, and the family has now been offered a trip to Hawaii to swim with the dol-phins, Sedlock said. However, Sedlock doesnt want anyone to think that Jade is healed, yet. The situation is not over, by any means, Sedlock said. I want people to be aware of her situation. Sedlock wants to thank the Avon Park Junior Jay-cees for working the ca-sino tables, the Avon Park Chamber of Com-merce for providing the tables and Pinecrest Golf Club for agreeing to host the event. For details about the event or now to become a silent auction donor or event sponsor, call Sed-lock at 863-443-1639. JADE FROM PAGE A1reghters will be on hand to receive certi-cates and pins for terms ranging from ve to as many as 35 years of ser-vice. We started this sever-al years ago to show our appreciation to our vol-unteers, said Highlands County Emergency Op-erations Director Tim Eures. Plus, this will fall into Volunteer Appreci-ation Month so it works out well. Although most of the recipients will be recog-nized for ve-year pins, there are longer term reghters as well. Rich-ard Gavagni of the High-lands Park Volunteer Fire Department will be rec-ognized for 30 years of service and Mark Fortier of Placid Lakes VFD has registered 35 years. In all, there will be 45 recipients honored rep-resenting nine differ-ent units in the county. Eures offered words of praise for the volunteers and their efforts. These guys and gals love what they do and its inspiring to work with them, he said. You cannot buy pride and dedication. Eures said local re-sponse to the call to join the ranks of volun-teer reghting has been good, with 20-25 candi-dates responding for the mandatory 246-hour in-structional sessions. In fact, a class was started in March with 28 hope-fuls now looking for cer-tication. I am so surprised and thankful on how the members of this com-munity have stepped up to that challenge, he said. We dont pay these people or even give them many incentives the least we can do is say thank you. At any one time, there are more than 200 men and women reghting volunteers in Highlands County who can respond if the call goes out. Al-though volunteers cover the town of Lake Placid, they respond mostly in the unincorporated ar-eas of the county. Eures added that the volunteer re system is a great bargain for tax-payers. I did a little guring, and if we converted all of the volunteer re sta-tions to a 24/7 opera-tion and staffed them at just minimum wage, just the salaries and benets would be around $3.8 million, he said. The meeting will com-mence at 6 p.m. Tuesday. To set the tone, Venus VFD Fire Chief Thomas Hunt will deliver the in-vocation prior to the cer-emony. COUNTY FROM PAGE A1reduce patients pain and recovery time. Grifn is a patient her-self a right total knee replacement four years ago thanks to years of competitive horse-riding injuries. She said she will eventually need to have her left knee replaced, and plans to have it done at in Sebring like her right one. Ive been through it and can tell (patients) what to expect, Grifn said. Eric Stevens, president and CEO of Florida Hos-pital Heartland, said the new system cost Florida Hospital almost $1 mil-lion $999,000. It ar-rived late last year and has assisted in 10 knee opera-tions and two hip opera-tions already. Beissinger said Stevens was sold on MAKOplas-ty the name for the ro-botic surgery technique long before taking over as the hospitals chief admin-istrator last fall. Its advan-tage with knee replace-ments is that the surgeon doesnt always have to re-place an entire joint. In the past, Beissinger said, partial knee replace-ments didnt hold up as well because they were hard to align with the joint and leg. The precision of the computer-assisted system helps the doctor remove just the part of the joint and create a precise t for the implant. A more precise t helps align the joint and leg properly to carry the pa-tients weight and hold up under active use, some-thing a lot of Floridians want as they get older, Beissinger said. Theres nothing more advanced that what we have here, Alvarez said. Without the robot, its harder to align. The system uses com-puter tomography scans of the joint to map out what needs to be replaced, said Brian David, one of two technicians assigned by MAKO to congure the machine for each opera-tion. A burr drill removes the bone to be replaced, but its movement is re-stricted by the comput-er and the patients move-ment is restricted by pins set into the leg bones. Reective sensors set up on the leg, the drill and the operating table keep everything aligned via an infrared array attached to the computer, which tells the drill how deep and wide to cut into the bone. It wont let the doctor overcut, David said. A screen showing the CT scan of the bone shades the part to be removed in green, and the doctor watches the screen. As the drill cuts, the green on the screen disappears, David said. Its actually easier for the doctor to watch the screen than the drill itself. ROBOTS FROM PAGE A1 Phil Attinger/News-SunDr. J.C. Alvarez guides a drill to make cuts in a mock-up of a partial knee replacement surgical operation. The drills depth and lateral movements are restricted by a computer-assisted robotic procedure that is based on a computer tomography scan of the joint to be repaired. Alignment of the components is ne-tuned using reective arrays, such as the trapezoid to the left. Alvarez is guiding his own work in this mock-up by watching a computer screen to the left. CALL 314-9876

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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com AMERICAN GOLF CART Sales & Service 863-453-CART (2278) Family Owned Since 1981 2833 Hwy 27 S. Avon Park EZ-GO Dont get stranded. Let Trojan Golf Cart battery get you hopping! NEW & USED Tires Good Pre-owned Electric Carts Lik e us on WE BUY OLD GOLF CARTS! BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Two miles east of U.S. 27, there sits an unassuming shop in a metal building with feather ags uttering in the breeze. Motorists wanting to save money on tires might want to stop in. Mike and Christina Williams said they searched all over for a place to set up Williams Tire & Small Engine Repair before settling in at 101 Deer Trail East in Sebring. Open since March 18, they are offering to sell and mount either used tires from stock or new tires through next-day order. Michael Williams has worked as a mechanic at Spring Lake Golf Course for 13-14 years maintaining mowers, Weed Eaters and golf cart tires. At his shop, he offers to do the same with all-terrain vehicles, scooters, GoKarts and Mules, as well as sharpen mower blades and recharge golf carts. Im told its not easy to nd someone to x (small engines), he said. The main business is tire repair and replacement. Weve seen a need for good quality and pricing for new and used tires, Christina Williams said, and not charge an arm and a leg. Prices start at $30-$50 per tire. They have sold a lot of common-size passenger car tires, Christina Williams said, but also have truck and sport-utility vehicle tires. There are up to 260 used tires in stock, she said, but if people want a new tire, a day is not long to wait. She said they could provide a set of SUV tires for as much as $200 less than some shops. She said a set of Goodyear tires, through them, would cost around $500, where other shops might charge $800-$900. Mike Williams said he has replaced a tire for an earth mover, but wont sell those used: Only new. However, if a car, truck or SUV customer just wants to patch a leak, theyll do that too, Christina Williams said: With an interior patch, not a plug. She said they mount and balance the tires and employ just themselves and Mike Williams father, Michael Sr., to keep costs down. Customers wont nd a showroom lobby with avored coffee, but Michael Sr. has black coffee cranking into the pot every morning, and customers are welcome to it, she said. Customers may even see the couples children playing in their own corner of the of ce. Its a family business, Christina Williams said. If you want to check them out, they are a quarter mile east of the Loyal Order of Moose lodge on U.S. 98 at 101 Deer Trail East, on the north side of the road a left turn from Sebring. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. Call 863-655-2323 to see if they can help you, make an appointment or get directions.Williams Tire looks to save drivers money Phil Attinger/News-SunMike Williams selects a used tire from the rack at Williams Tire & Small Engine Repair on U.S. 98. He and his wife, Christina, keep a stock of more than 250 used tires at all times, but can order new tires for next-day delivery.Phil Attinger/News-SunChristina and Mike Williams, by the tire changer at their tire and small engine repair shop on U.S. 98, want to provide customers with quality used tires or new tires at an affordable price. Phil Attinger/ News-SunMike Williams works on the engine of a motor scooter at Williams Tire & Small Engine Repair. Hes worked on golf carts, mowers, Weed Eaters, allterrain vehicles and even four-passenger Mules. BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Senior Home Cares Sebring area of ce, a Medicare-certi ed home health care agency at 219 U.S. 27 North reports a patient satisfaction rate that signi cantly beats the national average. The of ce received a 100 percent patient satisfaction rate, compared to the national average of 84 percent in January 2014, where patients rated the Sebring agency a 9 or 10 (with 10 being the highest), reported by the Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems Survey. We appreciate our patients taking the time to provide their feedback, recognizing Senior Home Care services for meeting and exceeding their expectations, said Lynn Wilson, the companys division vice president of sales and operations in Florida. Seeing our patients recover and rate us with high marks for our quality care and compassion is what it is all about. Thats why we do what we do. We are so pleased with our staff,Patricia Hanks, RN, director of accreditation and regulatory, added. We knew they provided exceptional patient care and now that exceptional care is re ected in one of the top national databases. The HHCAHPS survey is provided to all home health care patients covered by Medicare. Patients are asked how well the agency communicated and discussed medicines, pain and home safety; if care was provided in a professional way; how they would rate the agency overall; and how strongly they would recommend the agency to others. Publicly reported results are available through www.medicare. gov/homehealthcompare. For more, visit www.seniorhomecare.net, www. kindred.com or www.kindredathome.com.Senior Home Cares Sebring office gets perfect rating Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Youve got the idea. Now you need to know how get on your way. Starting Your Business is a class that teaches just that. From how to determine feasibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started. Starting Your Business is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at USF. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. It will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at South Florida State College Corporate and Community Education Room T20 from 2-4:30 p.m. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, Certi ed Business Analyst with the Florida SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 863-7847378 to reserve a seat in the seminar.Starting your Business seminar April 30

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www.newssun.com Sunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer ATLANTA If the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for win ning a championship. The NBA? No way. More than the NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball, the cream of the regular season in the NBA always seems to rise to the top of the rim come playoff time. In the last two de cades, all but three titles have been claimed by teams that had at least the fourth-best overall record in the league. So maybe the two-time defending champion Mi ami Heat have some rea son to worry: They were No. 5 this season. For the most part, Atlantas Kyle Korver said Friday, the best team wins. The Hawks, therefore, have no chance. Not with the worst re cord (38-44) among the playoff qualiers. Not in this league, which tends to weed out the sort of surprises you see in the one-and-do ne NCAA tournament where a No. 7 seed (Con necticut) beats a No. 8 seed (Kentucky) for the championship. Or in the NFL, where a team getting hot at the right time can spring a major surprise on the right day. The NBA is best-ofseven through four gru eling rounds; but, then again, so is the NHL, which also requires 16 playoff wins to take the championship. Baseball, for that mat ter, has the same format for its league champion ship series and World Se ries. Why, then, do those leagues produce far more surprise champi ons than the NBA? Theres not a hockey goalie who can get hot or a pitcher who can be dominating and change a series, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer the orized. In the NBA, its hard to go against the numbers. It just doesnt happen as often. If youre going by the numbers, top overall seed San Antonio (62-20) or Oklahoma City (the next-best record at 5923) are the most likely teams to be celebrating after the nal game. Thats not to say LeB ron James & Co. might as well call it a season. In an interesting twist, the last champion to n ish outside the top four during the regular sea son was ... the Heat. That was in 2006, be fore the Big Three united in South Florida. Led essentially by Dwyane Wade, Miami went 52-30 during the regular season and n ished second in the East, a staggering 12 games behind Detroit. But the Heat upset the top overall seed in the conference nals, then beat Dallas for the title. Still, history shows thats a major anomaly in the NBA. Over the entire history of the league, stretching back to 1947 when it was known as the Basketball Association of America, the teams with the most regular-season victories have hoarded 32 cham pionships. Those at No. 2 have nished on top 18 times, SPORTS LAKE PLACID 4 LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 3 BY DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com Fridays rainout against the Titans of St. Peters burg came a bit too late to save the Panther base ball season. Much like Crash Da vis manufactured a rain out for his Durham Bulls in the midst of a los ing streak, South Florida probably could have used one a few games ago to get out of their rut. It was just under two weeks ago that the Pan thers had demolished Pasco-Hernando 16-3 and head coach Rick Hitt sized things up. We really havent gone on an extended run this year, he had said. Weve had three in a row, four in a row, but not a real big run. At the time, SFSC was three games out of con tention for postseason play, amid the jumbled Suncoast Conference standings, with 10 con ference games left to play. From there, the Pan thers did go on a streak, albeit not the sort Hitt was hoping for. They were swept in a three-game series against South Florida streaking the wrong way Dan Hoehne/News-Sun les Rodney Forbes was safe at third on this slide against Pasco-Hernando on Monday, April 7. The Panthers, unfortunately, have been sliding ever since. SEE SFSC | A12 Column: no April, May or June Madness in NBA SEE NBA | A11 Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Jayme Faircloth and the Lady Panthers saw their late-season surge to ward the state tournament ended Thursday. The team needed at least a split at top-seeded Polk to remain in contention, but the Eagles swept by 10-2 and 8-2 scores. LADY PANTHER SURGE STOPPED TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry. Upset odds look min iscule. Miami has lost only four of its last 23 games against the Bobcats, go ing 15-0 in the series since LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade teamed up with the Heat. But its numbers like those that the Heat are rendering irrelevant heading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference rst-round matchup on Sunday. Miami may deserve the condence of a twotime defending champi on bidding for a fourth straight NBA Finals trip, but the Heat arent over looking any team head ing into these playoffs. Anything before this season doesnt matter, Heat coach Erik Spoels tra said. They had a dif ferent team, a different coach. The only thing that matters is this year. Our last three games against them, we had to dig back from three def icits to come back and win. That has not gone lost in our preparation. Here are the numbers that do seem to mat ter to Miami these days: The Bobcats were 20-9 since the AllStar break, have held opponents to under 50 percent shooting in 18 of their last 19 games and had the leagues lowest aver age turnovers-per-game over that same stretch, just 11.6 giveaways per night. This is a good ball club, Wade said. This is not the Charlotte Bob cats that everyone thinks of when you hear the name. Al Jefferson and Steve Clifford changed all that. Jeffersons rst year in Charlotte was a colos sal success, with him av eraging 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds. Clifford inherited a team that was 28-120 over the last two sea sons and won 43 games and a seven-win fran chise two years ago is now a seventh-seed in the East playoffs. Its time to take it to another level, Jefferson said. We reached one goal. Regardless of what Heat open quest for another title vs Bobcats SEE HEAT | A11 This is not the Charlotte Bobcats that everyone thinks of when you hear the name. Dwyane Wade Heat guard BY DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com LAKE PLACID Prior to Thursdays regular sea son nale, Green Dragon head coach D.W. Daum tried to sum up his rst season at the helm. I dont know if I can think of a word to ful ly describe it, he said. But it has been an expe rience. His team gave him one more in describ able expe rience on this night, pulling out a 4-3 win over Lakeland Christian with a seventh-inning, two-run rally. Lake Placid had met the Vikings in Lakeland in late February and fell in a 1-0 loss. And as this one un folded, it seemed an other pitchers duel was in the making as Tyler Carr worked through two scoreless innings, striking out four. And during those two innings, the Dragons (612) lone base-runner was picked off at second base. Carr exited after the second to save him for next weeks District 9-4A Tournament, and Paul Cantwell came on in re lief. But Lakeland Christian (14-7) scratched for a run in the top of the third on a walk, an error and two y balls. Stetson recruit Brooks Wilson then set Lake Placid down in order be fore his teammates added two more in the fourth. With the bases load ed and two out, Marcus Stump ripped a two-run single to push the lead out to 3-0 before Cantwell got a grounder to rstbaseman Jacob Cram to retire the side. The Dragons got a run ner to second in each of the next two innings, but couldnt get either one any further. Cram came on in re lief in the fth and would keep the Vikings scoreless over his three innings of work. And in the sixth, Lake Placid began to climb back into it, with a lit tle help from their oppo nents. With one out, Isaiah Velasquez took one for the team and Alex Miller followed with a swinging MCT photo Dwyane Wade lead the Heat to the 2006 NBA title. Dragons win on walk-off Dan Hoehne/News-Sun/ Laine Daum hops out of the way of this Viking baserunner after getting a force at home plate, which would prove key in Lake Placids 4-3 win Thursday. SEE DRAGONS | A12

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A10 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com COMING UP High School Baseball Monday Lake Placid at District 9-4A Tour nament, Avon Park, vs. Frostproof, 7 p.m. Tuesday Avon Park hosts District 9-4 A Tournament, vs. Lake Placid/Frostproof winner, 7:30 p.m.; Sebring at District 11-5A Tournament, at Lemon Bay, 7 p.m. College Baseball Monday SFSC vs. Hillsborough, 6 p.m. TODAY AUTO RACING NHRA Lucas Oil Series 11 a.m. ESPN2 COLLEGE BASEBALL Vanderbilt at Arkansas 1 p.m. ESPN GOLF PGA RBC Heritage 1 p.m. GOLF PGA RBC Heritage 1 p.m. CBS PGA Greater Gwinnett Championship 12:30 p.m. GOLF MLB N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 1:30 p.m. SUN Baltimore at Boston 7 p.m. ESPN NBA PLAYOFFS Dallas at San Antonio 1 p.m. TNT Charlotte at Miami 3:30 p.m. ABC Washington at Chicago 7 p.m. TNT Portland at Houston 9:30 p.m. TNT NHL PLAYOFFS Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers Noon NBC Detroit at Boston 3 p.m. NBC MONDAY MLB Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. ESPN NBA PLAYOFFS Memphis at Oklahoma City 8 p.m. TNT Golden State at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. TNT TUESDAY MLB Minnesota at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. SUN NBA PLAYOFFS Atlanta at Indiana 7 p.m. TNT Washington at Chicago 9:30 p.m. TNT SPORTS ON TV SCORE BOARD NBA Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana vs. Atlanta Saturday, April 19: Atlanta at Indiana, late Tuesday, April 22: Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Indiana at Atlanta, 2 p.m. x-Monday, April 28: Atlanta at Indiana, 8 p.m. x-Thursday, May 1: Indiana at Atlanta, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Atlanta at Indiana, TBD Miami vs. Charlotte Sunday, April 20: Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Monday, April 28: Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Charlotte at Miami, TBD x-Friday, May 2: Miami at Charlotte, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Charlotte at Miami, TBD Toronto vs. Brooklyn Saturday, April 19: Brooklyn at Toronto, late Tuesday, April 22: Brooklyn at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25: Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD x-Friday, May 2: Toronto at Brooklyn, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD Chicago vs. Washington Sunday, April 20: Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Washington at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25: Chicago at Washington, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: Washington at Chicago, TBD x-Thursday, May 1: Chicago at Washington, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Washington at Chicago, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio vs. Dallas Sunday, April 20: Dallas at San Antonio, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26: San Antonio at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28: San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Dallas at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, May 2: San Antonio at Dallas, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Dallas at San Antonio, TBD Oklahoma City vs. Memphis Saturday, April 19: Memphis at Oklahoma City, late Monday, April 21: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Thursday, May 1: Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Saturday, April 19: Golden State at L.A. Clip pers, late Monday, April 21: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: Golden State at L.A. Clip pers, TBD x-Thursday, May 1: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Golden State at L.A. Clip pers, TBD Houston vs. Portland Sunday, April 20: Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 25: Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Houston at Portland, 9:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Portland at Houston, TBD x-Friday, May 2: Houston at Portland, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Portland at Houston, TBD NHL Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Detroit 1, Boston 0 Friday, April 18: Detroit 1, Boston 0 Sunday, April 20: Detroit at Boston, 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Boston at Detroit, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Detroit at Boston, 3 p.m. x-Monday, April 28: Boston at Detroit, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Detroit at Boston, TBD Montreal 2, Tampa Bay 0 Wednesday, April 16: Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 4, OT Friday, April 18: Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 1 Sunday, April 20: Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Thursday, April 24: Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Tampa Bay at Montreal, TBD x-Tuesday, April 29: Montreal at Tampa Bay, TBD Pittsburgh 1, Columbus 0 Wednesday, April 16: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Saturday, April 19: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Monday, April 21: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Monday, April 28: Pittsburgh at Columbus, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD N.Y. Rangers 1, Philadelphia 0 Thursday, April 17: N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1 Sunday, April 20: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, Noon Tuesday, April 22: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Friday, April 25: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rang ers, Noon x-Tuesday, April 29: N.Y. Rangers at Philadel phia, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rang ers, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Colorado 1, Minnesota 0 Thursday, April 17: Colorado 5, Minnesota 4, OT Saturday, April 19: Minnesota at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 21: Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Colorado at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Minnesota at Colorado, TBD x-Monday, April 28: Colorado at Minnesota, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Minnesota at Colorado, TBD St. Louis 1, Chicago 0 Thursday, April 17: St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, 3OT Saturday, April 19: Chicago at St. Louis, 3 p.m. Monday, April 21: St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: St. Louis at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 25: Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: St. Louis at Chicago, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: Chicago at St. Louis, TBD Anaheim 2, Dallas 0 Wednesday, April 16: Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 Friday, April 18: Anaheim 3, Dallas 2 Monday, April 21: Anaheim at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m. x-Friday, April 25: Dallas at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Anaheim at Dallas, TBD x-Tuesday, April 29: Dallas at Anaheim, TBD San Jose 1, Los Angeles 0 Thursday, April 17: San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Sunday, April 20: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Thursday, April 24: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD x-Monday, April 28: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD SNAP S HOT S SPORTS Florida Hospital Clay Shoot OKEECHOBEE The Florida Hospital Heartland Clay Shoot will be held on Friday, April 25, at the Quail Creek Plantation beginning at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. at Quail Creek, locat ed at 12399 NE 224th St., Okeechobee. There will also be a home-cooked BBQ lunch and fantastic rafe and green bird prizes. There are four levels of sponsorships avail able, from Station Sponsor which includes advertis ing on course station sig nage and lunch for two for $100, Individual Sponsor for $125 which includes registration for one shoot er and lunch. The $500 Team Sponsor includes one four-man shooting team and lunch, along with advertising on banner displayed at lunch tents. The $2,500 Gold Sponsor includes one four-man team, cart and lunch, a banner hanging during event with com pany logo, company logo on yer/registration and all mail pieces, one sta tion sign, one suite for Thursday nights social and two Thursday night dinner tickets. For more informa tion or to register, call the Foundation at (863) 4025525, or visit the website www.FHHeartland.org/ Foundation. Wings of Faith Golf SEBRING The Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center will be hosting their 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Sun N Lake. Format is a four-per son scramble with handi capped ights. Entry fee is $65 per person, which includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Please submit entries by Thursday, April 24. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. All proceeds go to ben et college-bound senior graduates for the class of 2014. For questions, call Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or 381-6578. Highlands County Summer Leagues SEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department announc es that the 2014 Summer Leagues will start the week of May 12. Leagues will include Womens, Church and Recreational A and B Leagues and are open to all adults and youth 16 years and older. Registration and fees are due by Wednesday, May 7, no exceptions. Fees are $360 and $15 sanctioning fee for the year. For any further informa tion please call Bob Keefe at 863-381-8284, Dustin Ridenour at 381-8269 or the Sports Complex at 863-402-6755. Bass N Trash Tournament SEBRING The Sebring Sr. FFA will host the First Annual Bass N Trash Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 17, on Lake Jackson at the Veterans Beach boat ramp. Cost is $25 per person, with a maximum of four people per team, with all registered team members receiving a free T-shirt and lunch. Meet time is 7 a.m. and shing will get underway at 7:30 a.m. Weigh-in takes place at Noon. Cass prizes will be given to heaviest total of three bass, three trash sh, heaviest bass and heaviest trash sh. All sh must be alive at weigh-in. Registration deadline is May 1, which guarantees a shirt, registrations after that, up through the day of the tournament, arent guaranteed a shirt. To register, or for more information, contact Sarah Cleveland at (352) 214-9883, or Rebekah Wills at (863) 273-0208. SHS Summer 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 swim mer, and family passes are available at $50 for rst family member and $15 for each additional. Sebring Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four (4) instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight types of instruction: 1. Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no experience necessary. 2. Parent and Tot: Water Orientation. Mother/ Father must participate with child. (6 months to 2 years of age.) 3. Level I: Introduction to Water Skills. Students rst water orientation without Mother/Father. Part A--Preschool Aquatics (2-4 years of age) Part B-School Age (4-5 years of age) 4. Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Students do not need Mother/Father in pool. (4-5 years of age.) 5. Level III: Stroke Development. Students must be comfortable in water. 6. Level IV: Stroke Improvement. Students must be able to swim 10 yards, do a front dive, and oat on their backs. 7. Level V: Stroke Renement. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water 30 sec onds, and elementary back stroke 25 yards. 8. Level VI: Part A Personal Water Safety/ Diving Fundamentals. Students must be able to swim 100 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, back stroke 100 yards. Will learn basics of diving. Part B Fitness Swimmer/Diving Fundamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise program. Will learn basics of diving. There will be a $50 fee for the two-week session and students will be en rolled on a rst come, rst served basis. There will be no refunds after completion of reg istration and payment of fees, unless the swim class is cancelled. There must be at least four swimmers per class for the lessons to be taught. 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 spon sors 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 in cludes a team entry. Sign-up is available on line at www.sebringsunri serotary.com. Make checks pay able to Sebring Sunrise Foundation, P.O. Box 1363, Sebring, FL 33871. Major League Baseball American League East W L Pct GB New York 10 7 .588 Baltimore 8 7 .533 1 Toronto 9 8 .529 1 Tampa Bay 8 9 .471 2 Boston 7 10 .412 3 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 7 6 .538 Kansas City 8 7 .533 Minnesota 8 8 .500 Chicago 8 9 .471 1 Cleveland 7 9 .438 1 West W L Pct GB Oakland 11 5 .688 Texas 10 7 .588 1 Los Angeles 8 8 .500 3 Seattle 7 9 .438 4 Houston 5 12 .294 6 Fridays Games Toronto 3, Cleveland 2 L.A. Angels 11, Detroit 6 Baltimore 8, Boston 4 Tampa Bay 11, N.Y. Yankees 5 Miami 8, Seattle 4 Texas 12, Chicago White Sox 0 Kansas City 5, Minnesota 0 Oakland 11, Houston 3 Saturdays Games Toronto at Cleveland, late L.A. Angels at Detroit, late Baltimore at Boston, late Minnesota at Kansas City, late Houston at Oakland, late N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, late Seattle at Miami, late Chicago White Sox at Texas, late Sundays Games Toronto (Morrow 1-1) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-2) at Detroit (Porcello 1-1), 1:08 p.m. Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Hand 0-1), 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Undecided) at Tampa Bay (C.Ramos 0-1), 1:40 p.m. Minnesota (Hughes 0-1) at Kansas City (Ventura 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1) at Texas (Ross Jr. 1-0), 3:05 p.m. Houston (Peacock 0-1) at Oakland (J.Chavez 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Jimenez 0-3) at Boston (Peavy 0-0), 7:05 p.m. National League East W L Pct GB Atlanta 11 5 .688 Washington 10 7 .588 1 New York 8 8 .500 3 Philadelphia 7 9 .438 4 Miami 7 10 .412 4 Central W L Pct GB Milwaukee 12 5 .706 St. Louis 10 7 .588 2 Pittsburgh 8 9 .471 4 Cincinnati 7 9 .438 4 Chicago 4 11 .267 7 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 10 7 .588 San Francisco 10 7 .588 Colorado 9 9 .500 1 San Diego 8 9 .471 2 Arizona 5 14 .263 6 Fridays Games Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 1 Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 3 Washington 3, St. Louis 1 Atlanta 6, N.Y. Mets 0 Miami 8, Seattle 4 Colorado 12, Philadelphia 1 Arizona 4, L.A. Dodgers 2, 12 innings San Diego 2, San Francisco 1 Saturdays Games St. Louis at Washington, late Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, late Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, late Seattle at Miami, late Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, late Philadelphia at Colorado, late San Francisco at San Diego, late Sundays Games Atlanta (Hale 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Hand 0-1), 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-1), 1:35 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 1-2) at Washington (Strasburg 1-2), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-3), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0), 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 1-0) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-0), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1) at San Diego (Erlin 1-1), 4:10 p.m. NBA Draft Order Thursday, June 26 At New York First Round (Numbers in parentheses are chances for No. 1 pick) 1. Milwaukee (250 of 1,000) 2. Philadelphia (199) 3. Orlando (156) 4. Utah (104) 5. Boston (103) 6. L.A. Lakers (63) 7. Sacramento (43) 8. a-Detroit (28) 9. Cleveland (17) 10. b-New Orleans (11) 11. c-Denver (8) 12. New York (to Denver or to Orlando via Denver) (7) 13. d-Minnesota (6) 14. Phoenix (5) 15. Atlanta 16. Charlotte (to Chicago) 17. Brooklyn (to Boston) 18. Washington (to Phoenix) 19. Chicago 20. Toronto 21. Dallas (to Oklahoma City via Houston and L.A. Lakers) 22. Memphis 23. Golden State (to Utah) 24. Portland (to Charlotte) 25. Houston 26. Miami 27. Indiana (to Phoenix) 28. L.A. Clippers 29. Oklahoma City 30. San Antonio a-may be conveyed to Charlotte b-may be conveyed to Philadelphia c-may be conveyed to Orlando d-may be conveyed to Phoenix Second Round 31. Milwaukee 32. Philadelphia 33. Orlando (to Cleveland) 34/35. Boston (to Dallas) 34/35. Utah 36. L.A. Lakers (to Milwaukee via Minnesota and Phoenix) 37. Sacramento (to Toronto) 38. Detroit 39. Cleveland (to Philadelphia) 40. New Orleans (to Minnesota) 41. Denver 42. New York (to Houston) 43. Atlanta 44. Minnesota 45. Charlotte 46. Washington 47. Brooklyn (to Philadelphia via Dallas and Bos ton) 48. Toronto (to Milwaukee via Phoenix) 49. Chicago 50. Phoenix 51. Dallas 52. Memphis (to Philadelphia via Cleveland) 53. Golden State (to Minnesota) 54. Houston (to Philadelphia via Milwaukee) 55. Miami 56. Portland (to Denver) 57. Indiana 58. L.A. Clippers (to San Antonio via New Orleans) 59. Oklahoma City (to Toronto via New York) 60. San Antonio

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 a staggering 50 of 67 titles. Naturally, those entering this years playoffs with lower seeds would prefer to stay away from that cold, hard fact. With all due respect to a good question, said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, whose Mavericks were the last team to qualify in the West, its a question to ask some other historian. OK, here goes. Beyond the top four, theres not much reason for hope a mere ve titles in NBA history. The fth-best team has pulled out a couple: the aforementioned Heat and the 1969 Boston Celtics, the last hurrah for the NBAs greatest dynasty. Detroit had only the sixth-best record before it won the title in 2004. The team formerly known as the Washington Bullets was eighth best before a surprising run to the championship in 1978. And, nally, theres the Houston Rockets, who were sixth in the West and 10th overall before they won the crown in 1995. But even that last one wasnt a huge shocker: The Rockets were showing their age, but they were the defending champs and had a pair of future Hall of Famers in Hakeem Olajuwan and Clyde Drexler. Not exactly some Cinderella team that caught everyone off guard. This sort of top-end dominance isnt as pronounced in the other major team sports. In the NFL over the last two decades, only ve teams with the best regular-season record have gone on to win the Super Bowl. During that same span, there have been just as many champions from the wild-card ranks. More recently, there was a run of three straight titles by teams that had no better than the eighthbest record during the season, a streak nally broken this year by the top overall team, the Seattle Seahawks. Of the last 20 Stanley Cup winners in the NHL, there have been the same number of champions that nished with the best regular-season record as those who didnt even crack the top four (six apiece). Most notably, the Los Angeles Kings celebrated in 2012 after being the very last team to make the playoffs out of the Western Conference, with only the 13th-best record overall. In baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals slipped into the playoffs in 2006, also with just the 13th-best record overall, and went on to claim an improbable World Series title. Heck, they had a worse record than ve teams that didnt even make the postseason but bene ted from a weak division. In those other leagues, you sound more believable when you say everyone starts 0-0 at playoff time. In the NBA, most teams have already been eliminated. Before they even play a game.Paul Newberry is a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry@ap.org or www. twitter.com/pnewberry1963. AP Sports Writers Schuyler Dixon in Dallas, Joseph White in Washington and Michael Marot in Indianapolis contributed to this report. April 26, 2014 10am 4pmDonaldson Park Downtown Avon ParkFor more information visit our website at www.aprotaryblueberryfestival.com NBA FROM PAGE A9 MCT photoAlber Pujols and teh 2006 Cardinals won the World Series, while having just the 13th best record in the league during the season. MCT photoAaron Rogers and the 2010-11 Packers entered the playoffs as the NFCs sixth seed, before getting hot and rolling to a Super Bowl win. happens in the playoffs, we are one of the teams that stood out this year and we are proud of that. So now its time to stick together more than ever. To stop James and the Heat, Clifford knows itll take more than just sticking together. There are only so many things you can do, Clifford said. I know this: The more aggressive you are with him, the more layups and open shoots the other guys shoot. Hes a phenomenal player. ___ Heres ve things to know heading into Game 1 on Sunday: EXPERIENCE: Everyone on Charlottes roster, combined, has a total of 858 playoff points and 15 starts in the postseason. The Heat numbers in those categories: 14,965 points and 727 starts. Plus, the Heat franchise has 103 all-time playoff wins, while the Bobcats have exactly zero. In theory, none of that should matter Sunday, but most would agree playoff basketball is just different so Charlotte will probably have to do some learning on the y. ODENS ROLE: Miami brought Greg Oden in to aid its frontcourt, especially at playoff time. And the 7-foot Oden had a role in this series before it started. Oden has been working as the designated Jefferson-imitator in Heat practices, trying to emulate some of the things that Charlottes go-to guy does down low. DEFENDING LEBRON: James had the 61-point game against the Bobcats that everyone remembers. But Charlotte didnt have any answers for him all season. James other games against Charlotte: 34, 30 and 26 points. His averages for the season against the Bobcats: 37.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists on 63 percent shooting. DEFENDING AL: Jefferson is now a major problem for Miami. The winner of the past two East player of the month awards averaged 25.3 points and 15.3 rebounds in three games against Miami, shooting 57 percent. His career numbers against Miami entering this season: 13.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game on 46 percent shooting. SIMILAR STARTS: People rave about the job Clifford has done, with good reason. His record in this debut season leading a team few people expected much from is 43-39. Thats the same record a rookie coach had with another lowly regarded team in 2008-09. His name? Erik Spoelstra.AP Sports Writer Steve Reed contributed to this story. Follow Tim Reynolds on Twitter at http:// www.twitter.com/ByTimReynolds. HEAT FROM PAGE A9 MCT photoAl Jefferson has put up some big numbers against the Heat this season.

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A12 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com bunt just up the thirdbase line. The Lakeland pitcher scurried in to eld it, but his throw to rst got away and runners now stood at second and third. A wild pitch then brought Velasquez in with Carr then singling and Miller coming in to make it a 3-2 game. Cram got through the top of the seventh, aided by catcher Laine Daum throwing out a wouldbe base stealer, and the Dragons made their nal push in their last at-bat. Cram singled to start it and Justin Mason reached on an error. Looking to bunt the runners over, Justin LaRo sa leaned a bit too far into one and got plunked to load the bases. Cram was soon erased on a force-out at home, but the bases remained loaded with just one out when Angel Ojeda stepped to the plate. And on this Senior Night, when ve soonto-be Lake Placid gradu ates were honored, it was Ojeda, a sophomore, who came through. A single into short right-center eld brought Mason trotting in with the tying run, and LaRosa racing around third and diving head rst, sliding his hand across the plate just ahead of the tag for the thrilling win. Im real proud of the guys, they didnt give up and didnt quit, Daum said afterward, before quickly looking ahead. And we want to make sure we dont let up in key situations. That would be for Mon days postseason open er as Lake Placid sets to face Frostproof at Head Field in Avon Park for the 7 p.m. start of the District 9-4A Tournament. The Dragons and Bull dogs split the season se ries, with Lake Placid getting a 7-6 win at Frost proof and taking a 4-2 loss at home. The winner of the con test takes on the host and top-seeded Red Devils Tuesday. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Justin LaRosa gets a good look at this pitch and would later be hit by one and eventually score the winning run Thursday night. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Jacob Cram tosses the ball toward the mound after recording the nal out of the fourth inning. He would come on to pitch in the fth and hold Lakeland Christian scoreless for three innings. top-seeded Polk State and dropped the rst two against St. Peters burg earlier this week before Fridays game got washed away. Wednesdays 8-3 loss to the Titans was the clincher, dropping South Florida six games back, with ve left to play. And while not able to catch any of the teams in the standings, the Pan thers could still play a roll in how the seedings shake out. Hillsborough and State College of Florida are deadlocked in second with 12-12 records, with St. Pete a half-game back at 11-12. SFSC played at State College Saturday and face both Hillsborough and Polk at home this week. The St. Pete rainout is still to be made up and a season-closing contest against the Titans takes place in Clearwater Sat urday, April 26. SFSC FROM PAGE A9 PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON Survivors of last years twin bomb ings at the Boston Mara thon say they have mixed feelings as this years race day approaches. Roseann Sdoia, who lost most of one of her legs in the attack, said shes not sure if shell at tend, especially after a hoax bomb was left at the Boylston Street nish line following Tuesdays anni versary tribute. It brought those mem ories back, she said Fri day before an event host ed by the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Why put my family and friends in the same situ ation if it were to actually happen, you know? It was just concerning. So its still a game day decision for me. Sdoia said for many survivors the days lead ing up to the race have been lled with wel come distractions, like Fridays event, which was meant, in part, to hon or the survivors and their recovery. Public appearances, media interviews and gatherings with friends and relatives keep many of them from dwelling too long on how much has changed, she said. Heather Abbott, who lost part of her left leg in the attack and was in at tendance Friday, agreed. Its temporary. Its not normally this crazy, she said. Abbott plans to spend most of marathon day with friends at the res taurant where she was last year when one of the bombs detonated. Then shell use a spe cial running leg to cross the nish line with a woman who helped her get to safety after the sec ond bomb detonated. The pressure cooker bombs killed three peo ple and injured more than 260 others. Two brothers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ethnic Chech ens who lived in the former Soviet repub lic of Kyrgyzstan and the Dagestan region of Rus sia, were accused of the bombings. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a shootout with police days after the bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured and has plead ed not guilty to federal charges. Another bombing vic tim, Celeste Corcoran, said she shares Sdoias concerns and Abbotts ex citement for race day. Like Abbott, shes been outtted with a running prosthesis by the founda tion. She and her daughter intend to join her sister, who is running the mara thon, just as she crosses the nish line. Im doing it to claim back that space that was robbed from us last year, said Corcoran. Its go ing to be empowering to cross that nish line. Im just looking forward to accomplishing this and putting it behind us. Survivors keep busy as Boston Marathon approaches SEE BOSTON | A12 KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press ORLANDO The Magic trudged through another tough season that in many ways mirrored their rst under general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn. But Hennigan says that despite the teams 23-59 record, he saw overall im provement for a team that could be heading into the most pivotal offseason of its current rebuilding pro cess. Orlando enters the sum mer with a pair of lot tery picks in Junes draft, and lots of exibility to add some roster pieces around rookie guard Vic tor Oladipo and big man Nik Vucevic if it wants to use it. There are some ques tions, though. The biggest might be what they will do with vet eran point guard Jameer Nelson. A 10-year veteran, Nel son is the teams longesttenured player. But he is entering the nal year of a partiallyguaranteed contract. Magic enter offseason with confidence KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON David Or tiz wants to visit the Bos ton Marathon nish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patri ots Day game against Bal timore. Just over a year ago, two bombs went off near the nish line, less than a mile from Fenway Park, about an hour after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured. After the game, we used to stick around and go down Boylston (Street), Ortiz said Fri day. Im going to pick out a spot where I can see things, or whatever, be cause I love to go down there. Boston plays the Ori oles on Monday in its tra ditional 11 a.m. Patriots Day start. Ortiz wants to visit Marathon finish line DRAGONS FROM PAGE A9

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LIVING BSunday, April 20, 2014 Buy meat, fresh produce, eggs, cheese, yogurt or milk direct from a local farmer. Check out www.localharvest. org to nd family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.Check out the documentary Fresh (www.freshthemovie. co m). The movie cel-ebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Shop at a farmers market. Check the paper for listings.Take time to stop and smell the chives in your own backyard. Grow a few herbs in pots if you dont have the time or space to grow oth-er food. Charcoal may produce great grill avor, but those bri-quettes, especially easy-light lumps, are not eco-friend-ly. Opt for a gas grill, and remember that high BTU equal energy waste. Natural gas burns cleaner than pro-pane.Choose sustainable seafood that is not overshed. Whole Foods sells third-par-ty certied and sustainable seafood. For more informa-tion on safe seafood choices, check out the Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch Program at www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx.Read a thought-provoking book about food such as Ani-mal, Vegetable, Miracle by Bar-bara Kingsolver or In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.Compost biodegradable kitchen scraps to reduce garbage output and create nutrient-dense soil for your garden. (Check howtocompost.org for tips.)Invest in a local produce farm through Community Supported Agriculture, known as CSA. You share the risks and the bounty with the farmer, paying an annu-al membership fee up front in exchange for a weekly deliv-ery of food produced on the farm. Local Harvest (www.localharvest.org/ csa/) offers a CSA search.Have friends over for a local foods themed potluck. Possible dinner conver-sation topics include the rst vegetable you grew yourself or foods tasted in childhood that a family member grew. Check out www.earthdinner. org for more ideas.Calculate your carbon footprint, based in part on what you eat, at calc.zerofoot-print.net/ youth/. Choose an eco-friendly dishwasher detergent (phosphatefree, bleachfree), and ll the dishwasher to the brim with scraped but unrinsed dishes. Turn off the heated dry feature and allow dishes to air-dry to save energy. Save a tree. Use cloth towels in the kitchen instead of paper towels, or choose a green brand. Greenpeace ranked these towel brands tops: Green Forest, 165 Whole Planet (from Whole Foods), Earth Friendly, Natural Value, Seventh Generation, Trader Joes, Marcal Small Steps, CVS Earth Essentials.Preheat the oven only when necessary; keep pre-heating time to a minimum.Choose a PVC-free lunch sack to take lunches to school and work. Check out HeroBags. com, Lunchbots.com, Reuseit.com and To-GoWare.com Make lunch boxes wastefree. Wrap sandwiches in waxed paper, which can be composted. One new alter-native to plastic sandwich and snack bags: Cotton-lined, water-resistant nylon ReU-sies with Velcro closures ($9 for sandwich-sized bags, $7 for snack-size at ReUsies. com). Theyre machine wash-able and dishwasher-safe, or they can be wiped clean with a soapy sponge. An estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used and discarded worldwide each year. Rewash and reuse sturdy zipper-lock plastic bags, when you do use them. Dont cover oven racks with foil. It blocks the ow of hot air. Staggering pans on upper and lower racks also improves air ow so food cooks more quickly and ef-ciently. Keep your stove in good shape. When cooking on a gas burner, remember that a blue ame indicates efcien-cy. A yellowish ame indicates an adjustment is needed.Dont open the oven door frequently to check food. Each time you open the door, the oven temperature drops by 25 degrees, increasing the cooking time. A microwave uses about a third of a regular ovens en-ergy. Use a combination of cooking methods to save energy and time, and still get good results. (Cook a po-tato until fork-tender in the microwave; make it crispy in a toaster oven.)Consider energy use when you choose cooking methods. Pan-sear sh or poach it on the stovetop. Its more en-ergy efcient than oven bak-ing unless youre baking sev-eral things at once.Garbage disposals create water-and-energy-intensive work for pipes and wastewater treatment plants. Minimize use. Com-post instead. Refrigerators account for 10 percent to 15 percent of the average monthly home energy bill. New Energy Star-qualied models use 40 percent less energy than mod-els sold as recently as 2001. Go to EnergyStar.gov to calculate your refrigerators energy consumption. Save energy by cooling hot foods before putting them in the refrigerator. To maximize air ow, dont crowd the refrigerator.Use hot, soapy water, or a mixture of water and vinegar, to tackle most kitchen cleanups. A gentler, saf-er hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner will kill bacteria. Most green brands label such prod-ucts as kitchen cleaner.Share an entre with a dining companion to avoid food waste if you cant eat the whole entre yourself. Looking for new glassware? Shop for items made from recycled glass, now available in many stores from Crate & Barrel to Green De-pot. Consider wine glass-es made from recycled glass wine bottles.Use cloth napkins instead of paper. Cloth napkins dont necessarily have to be laun-dered after every meal. Give each family member a special napkin ring, pattern or color.Opt for garbage bags made of recycled plastic (such as Seventh Generation at SeventhGeneration.com) or bags that are biodegradable (Natural Value at naturalvalue .com and Bio Bags at biobagusa.com).Plan a picnic to bond with Mother Nature. But ask guests to bring reusable plates, cutlery and beverage containers to avoid generat-ing unnecessary trash.Carry groceries home in cloth bags. Cloth shopping bag sources include EcoBags.com, BagguBag. com, Reuseit.com Envirosax. com and ChicoBag.com. This year, plant seeds that take root in habits instead of soilBy Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel CHEFN/MCT One way to get kids excited about the idea would be to include a Pizza Garden shaped like a pizza that grows favorite vegetable and herb toppings for pizza. There is more to Earth Day than electric cars and recycling. Things you do every day in buying and preparing your food can have a big impact on Mother Earth. And making small changes can turn into healthy habits for you and the planet. Here are a few to consider.

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com ACROSS 1 Hardly orderly 7 Anglers quarry 11 Sufx with Einstein 14 Clench 18 More arch 19 Type of exam 20 Kinshasa-to-Cairo dir. 21 Inclined (to) 22 Cherubim, e.g. 23 Storybook meanie 24 HCH successor 25 2012 Hot 100 #1 song in both the U.S. and Canada 26 Cool! 27 See 47-Across 30 Golfer Aoki 32 Humble 33 Some airport displays, briey 34 See 71-Across 41 I Guess __ Rather Be in Colorado: John Denver song 42 Bogus blazer 43 Breakfast pastry 47 Source of the song The Hostess With the Mostes on the Ball 50 Regretful one 51 Actress Joanne 54 Chiwere speakers 56 Most clichd 58 See 91-Across 62 Literary hodgepodge 63 Pod-bearing tree 64 Ship substitute 65 See 119-Across 69 It may be false 71 Memorable 1851 novel line 74 Blot 75 Of last month 77 Energizer choice 78 Van Heusen/Cahn classic 83 Hurling goo at 87 Wintry mix component 88 Small bit 89 Henriette, to Henri 91 Parting request 92 Lakota tribe 95 Rapscallions 97 X, to Xanthippe 98 See 25-Across 104 Serious, as a reader 108 Clarier beginning 109 Fluency 110 See 78-Across 115 Lion __ 119 This is going to sound dumb ... 120 Courtroom VIPs 121 Emilias husband 122 1980 Blondie chart-top-per, and whats needed to make sense of the answers to starred clues 123 Eyes a little too long 124 Bracketing criterion 125 Place for a coin 126 Apathetic 127 Ratted (on) 128 Many a pol. talk show guest 129 Voiced relief 130 Group doctrines DOWN 1 Adult cygnet 2 Conga formation 3 Actress Kurylenko of Obliv-ion 4 Cobbler holder 5 Hasterts successor 6 Jr. and sr. 7 Philistine 8 2012 political thriller 9 Poet Teasdale 10 Iditarod critter 11 ... a date which will live in __: 24-Across 12 Staying gray, say 13 Siren relative 14 Holy quest vessel 15 Rolls partner 16 __ shape: not well 17 Preps, as potatoes 21 Cameron and Blair of Eng. 27 Spade player 28 www word 29 Donald Duck, to his neph-ews 31 Luanda is its cap. 34 Electricians units 35 Three-__: consecutive sports titles 36 Historic Icelandic work 37 Corvallis sch. 38 Ran away 39 WWII Italian river 40 Tie feature 44 Was __ blame? 45 March composer 46 Leighs counterpart in the 1998 version of Psycho 48 Shepard in space 49 Bill of fare 51 Art __ 52 Raise 53 Bars in stores 55 Silverstein of kid-lit 57 Ate in bed, say 59 Skewered dish 60 Shakespeares Richard __ 61 Sounding stuffy 65 Novelist Kingsley 66 Actress Thomas 67 Like some marked-down mdse. 68 __-mo 69 Mona __ 70 Enclosed in 72 Thunderstorm formation, perhaps 73 Bear whose porridge was too cold 76 We Know Drama network 79 Unadon sh 80 Opp. of legato 81 Climbing or fast follower 82 Key of Haydns Symphony No. 29 83 Oozed 84 Hard-to-reach problem, at times 85 Classic pop 86 Backbone 90 __ been had! 93 Private retreat 94 Large eets 95 The Hunger Games her-oine 96 FICA funds it 99 Gil Blas novelist 100 Chinas Sun __ 101 Genetic code carrier 102 Big spread 103 Kevin of SNL 104 Cravat cousin 105 Sign of the maiden 106 Counting everything 107 Confused partner? 111 Burrell and Pennington of TV 112 Spanish surrealist 113 All excited 114 Van Halens David Lee __ 116 Lille girl: Abbr. 117 Discharge 118 Bordeaux, e.g. 122 Ala. clock setting ILL BE WAI T ING BY M ATT S KOC Z ENSolution on B3 Metro News ServiceARIES Aries, your selfcondence and enthu-siasm have made you a natural leader. This week belongs to you, and others will rely on your leadership skills. TAURUS A unique expe-rience has inspired you to make a difference, Taurus. If you want to volunteer, there are many organiza-tions that need help. Find the right t for you. GEMINI Change is right around the corner, Gemi-ni. Take the time to listen to what the stars are try-ing to tell you so you can make the best decisions. CANCER Y ou are very good at bringing together people, Cancer. Use this ability to create a social forum this week. Encour-age those closest to you to exchange ideas. LEO Dont let others make decisions for you, Leo. This week take con-trol of your life and be more assertive regarding the goals you want to ac-complish. VIRGO Virgo, technol-ogy is foremost on your mind this week. Focus on ways that technology can better your life and ad-vance your career. Seek the advice of others. LIBRA Libra, seek guid-ance from friends and family when faced with a puzzling problem. Differ-ent perspectives can shed light on the problem and make it easier to solve. SCORPIO Scorpio, give ample thought to what you really want out of a par-ticular relationship or sit-uation. Y ou might have to make big changes, but such changes are worth the effort. SAGITTARIUS Try to show others this week that you are a thoughtful person who has a lot of life experience, Sagittari-us. Assert yourself calmly and effectively to get your point across. CAPRICORN Trust the people you love, Capri-corn. They may grow weary of not knowing which way you lean. Be rm when making decisions and oth-ers will respect you for it. AQUARIUS It is not al-ways easy to think and act differently from those around you, Aquarius. But your willingness to take the road less traveled is why youre such an effec-tive leader. PISCES Pisces, some-one close to you is having problems that he or she cannot express. Y our intu-ition will save the day.FAMOU S BI RT HDAY SApril 20, Miranda Kerr, Model (31); April 21, James McAvoy, Actor (35); April 22, Marshawn Lynch, Athlete, (28); April 23, Craig Sheffer, Actor (54); April 24, Shirley MacLaine (80); April 25, Jason Lee, Actor (44); April 26. Stana Katic, Actress (36)Big changes will be worth the effort, ScorpioWEEKLY HORO S COPE DEAR ABBY: It has been a year since my mother passed away. The month of February was especially tough because it was the month of her birthday and also the month in which she died. Mothers Day will be here soon, and Im already feeling bitter, anticipat-ing all of the commercials, advertising, brunches and everything. I dont want to be bitter about Moth-ers Day, but I am. How do people typically celebrate Mothers Day when they have lost their mother? JOD Y IN KEARNEY NEB.DEAR JODY: Please ac-cept my condolences for the loss of your moth-er. If you have siblings, you might nd it com-forting to talk with them about your feelings. If not, then spend the day qui-etly, being grateful for the precious time you had with your mother and the many lessons she taught you. I cant speak for oth-ers, but thats how I have coped with the loss of my mother, and Im sure oth-ers do it, too. DEAR ABBY: My boy-friend, Glen, and I have been dating for two years. Over the past few months he has been pushing me to open a joint checking account with him. I have tried explaining that I dont feel like its a good idea until we are en-gaged. But every time I say no, he gets upset and an-gry. Am I wrong for not wanting to put our nanc-es together, and how do I make him see my side? CAREFUL IN THE MIDWESTDEAR CAREFUL: You are absolutely NOT wrong, and you should not have to justify your discomfort with the idea of pooling your money with anyone to whom you are not mar-ried. In fact, Glen should be trying to explain why he is pushing you into making such a foolish de-cision. His anger and upset are either attempts to bul-ly you into doing what he wants, or a sign of des-peration to get access to your hard-earned mon-ey. If you are at all tempt-ed to relent, I URGE you to rst talk to a lawyer about what the ramications could be if the relation-ship went sour. DEAR ABBY: I have a 15-year-old next-door neighbor who loves to come to my house and visit when my preschoolage grandchildren are here. She always overstays her welcome, staying past the girls bedtimes. I know the girl is lone-ly and doesnt have many friends, but I want some private family time with my grandchildren. I dont want to hurt her feelings, but it is starting to inter-fere with my visits with my grandchildren. Please help. GRRR-ANDMA IN TERRE HAUTE DEAR GRRR-AND-MA: I feel sorry for your lonely neighbor, who not only doesnt have many friends, but may also not have a grandmother in her life. Your relationship with your granddaughters may be the only taste she has of what this special, loving bond is like. I dont think you should cut her off completely. However, it is important that you have a private chat with the girl and ex-plain that you would pre-fer she limit her visits to once a week (or two) be-cause your grandchildren need alone time with you. TO MY CHRISTIAN READERS: A happy Easter to all of you!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.Grieving daughter anticipates each Mothers Day with dread DEAR A BB YJeanne Phillips

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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The High-lands Art League (HAL) presented a $500 art scholarship to the winner of the annual High School Student Art Show for teen artists. The overall Best Body of Work for the scholarship was presented to Dominique Juliano. The juried show, on dis-play until noon Mon-day, features art from all three county high schools from grades 9-12. The awards presentation was held April 11 with winners in all categories, includ-ing drawing, watercolor, mixed media (2-D), acryl-ic, clay, and non-clay (3D). Winners included:Drawing Pen & Ink or Scratchboard First place Olivia Col-angelo, Make Him an Offer He Cant Refuse scratchboard Second place Hunt-er Livingston, Otter scratchboard Third place Estella Is-las, Untitled pen & ink Fourth place Domi-nique Juliano, My Man pen & inkDrawing Charcoal or Pencil First place Skye Burns, Imani charcoal Second place Destiny Ybarra, Camui Gakuto graphite Third place Alejandro Rodrigues, Hog Hunt-ing II graphite Fourth place Hannah Tarby, Han charcoal & pencilDrawing Colored Pencil or Pastel First place Sara Ces-pedes, Gianah pastel; Second place Han-nah Staley, Luke graphite Third place Domi-nique Juliano, untitled (girl) colored pencil Fourth place Shan-non Grilo, untitled (sunset) soft pastelMixed Media (2D Only) First place Belkis Rivero, Ancient Mad-ness linoleum/print block Second place Estel-la Islas, Apple Teapot mixed media Third place Jus-tin Dellarocco, Be the Change mixed/card-board Fourth place Kimber-lee Layton, Sky of Dia-monds mixedWatercolor First place Dom-inique Juliano, My Comfort watercolor Second place Daly-nette Padro, Reggae King watercolor Third place Alina San Miguel, The Big Save tempera/ink Fourth place Oliv-ia Colangelo, untitled (boat) temperaAcrylic First place Hannah Staley, Teresa Vulpus Vulpus acrylic Second place Sara Caspedes, Morton Salt Pop Art acrylic Third place Lindsey Sutermeister, untitled (portrait) acrylic Fourth place Jenni-fer Patino, Anorexia acrylicClay Functional First place Estella Is-las, untitled(red, black tea pot) clay Second place Kelsey Pea, Galaxy earthen-ware, clay Third place Justin DellaRocco, Highway-man clay Fourth place Amanda Webb, Owl Vase clayClay NonFunctional First place Sara Ces-pedes, untitled (male form) clay Second place Elton Gargano, Colors of the Wind clay Third place Makayla Patterson, Social Scare clay tiles Fourth place Elton Gargano, Malecient clayNon-Clay (3D) small First place Gina Crunkelton, Walper-tinger mixed, sculpture Second place Andrea Corodoba, Two Sides to Every Story acrylic on shoe Third place Gina Crunkelton, The Silver War plastic spoons Fourth place Estella Islas, Sherman tooth-picksNon-Clay (3D) large First place Justin Del-la Rocco, The Truth found object, computer Second place Luke Smith, Saiyan Slash cardboard, acrylic Third place Teresa Gonzalez, Rooster Tag Board Fourth place Justin Della Rocco, Wax Man wax. Overall Best Body of Work for Scholarship was awarded to Domi-nique Juliano by contest judges Linda Kegley, Mol-lie Doctrow and Susan Milam. South Florida State Col-lege (SFSC) matches the scholarship if the winner enrolls in SFSC to pursue his/her education. The show is on exhib-it in HALs newly-renovat-ed Clovelly House (1971 Lakeview Drive in Down-town Sebring), which is dedicated to youth art ed-ucation. Admission is free. For more informa-tion about this or any of HALs programs, please visit www.Highland-sArtLeague.org. 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. AL#9756 Health Fair& Community Health CareWhen: Thursday, April 24 at 8AMAM Where: 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd. Sebring This event is open to the public to anyone who wishes to come. CR OSSWO RD SO LUT ION ARTS & ENT E RT A INM E NT Student artists honored by Highlands Art League Courtesy photoSome of the students scratchboard and pen & ink pieces on display. The show is open until noon Monday. Courtesy photoA piece of clay art. NEWS-SUN

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com Wahlquist MGMT Corp., Little Rock, ARRETIREMENT RELINQUISHMENT ACCESSORIES LIVING ROOM BEDROOM SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014 12 P.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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www.newssun.comSunday, April 20, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 LYNN ELBERAP Television WriterLOS ANGELES Con-sider the simple but be-loved chocolate chip cookie. Now imagine that cookie encrusting a bri-oche roll tucked around a t urkey meatball. Or turn your thoughts to a mass-produced cher-ry pie transformed into an eggroll with dipping sauce. Or the prospect of potato chip soup. Such is the culinary fall-out from Rewrapped, a new Food Network se-ries that builds on the tra-dition of Unwrapped, a longtime channel staple that also airs on the Cook-ing Channel. Unwrapped, now in reruns, pulls the veil back on how peanut butter, snack cakes, marshmal-lows and other such items are commercially pro-duced. Rewrapped, debuting at 8 p.m. EDT Monday and hosted by Joey Fatone, is a competition in which chefs recreate a brand product and then use it in original, sometimes mindboggling, recipes. The desire to repur-pose footage from Un-wrapped led to the new series from producer BSTV Entertainment, ac-cording to Marc Summers, a game-show host (Dou-ble Dare) and comedian who leads its three-judge panel. Summers is familiar to Food Network viewers as the host of Unwrapped, and is a producer whose credits include the chan-nels Dinner: Impossi-ble and Restaurant: Im-possible, which marks its 100th episode on May 7. On Rewrapped, clips of food production lead into the contest in which three chefs try to match the products commercial taste and appearance. There can be unex-pected challenges, like the smile on Pepperidge Farms tiny Goldsh crack-ers. Chefs deftly employed such tools as coat hang-ers and foil to fashion the grin, Summers said. Points are awarded and carried into round two, which turns up the cre-ative heat with recipes that can be sweet or sa-vory. They also can give a judge pause. The chefs put these things in front of you and you think, Oh, this is not going to be good, Sum-mers said. But when he sampled the cookie-meat-ball-brioche mash-up, he recalled, Oh, my God, my head exploded. It was fan-tastic. Is he typically such an open-minded eater? I have become a bit of a foodie but Im still not one of those folks who want quail eggs and mustard, or whatever fancy-schman-cy stuff folks eat today, he said.From Unwrapped to new TV show Rewrapped The Associated Press/In this 2014 photo provided by the Food Network, judge and host, Marc Summers, poses for a portrait on set during the lming of Food Networks Rewrapped, Season 1, in Montclair, N.J. The reality TV show is a cooking competition in which three chefs create their version of famous snacks. It debuts Monday, on Food Network with host Joey Fatone. Food Networks Rewrapped, has chefs make their version of famous snacks Special to the News-SunAVON PARK In cele-bration of National Poet-ry Month, the South Flor-ida State College (SFSC) Library and South Flori-da State College Founda-tion, Inc. will host a week of events to engage stu-dents, staff, faculty, and community members in the national celebration of the poetic form, as well as encourage creativity and artistic expression. Each event will be held in the SFSC library, in Build-ing Y, Highlands Campus. The public is invited at no cost. The celebration will in-clude readings by local poets Katherine Fred-lake and Carol Mahler, an Open Mic Night, and a celebration of National Poem in Your Pocket Day. For more information, contact Claire A. Mill-er, SFSC librarian, call 863-784-7305 or emailm-illerc@southorida.edu.Monday, April 21: Katherine FredlakeKatherine Fredlake, poet and SFSC instructor, will share poems and sto-ries from My Soul is Like the Painted Tambourine: Rhythm of the Universe, her collaboration with artist Deborah Fine on Monday, April 21, from 6-7 p.m. Using inspirational words and experiences from her own life, Fred-lake ensures that every poem will be as upbeat as the focus of the collec-tion, Positive Energies in the World We Live In. Books will be available for purchase at the event.Tuesday, April 22: Carol MahlerLocal poet, storyteller and teacher Carol Mahler will read from her rst book of poetry How do I Follow on Tuesday, April 22, from 6-7 p.m. Mahler founded the Peace River Center for Writers, and her awardwinning poems and arti-cles have been published in magazines and news-papers. In addition, she is the author of two books, Ad-ventures in the Char-lotte Harbor Watershed, a childrens book rst published in 2008 by the Charlotte Harbor Nation-al Estuary Program, and Guy LaBree: Barefoot Artist of the Florida Sem-inoles, published by the University Press of Flori-da in 2010. Books will be available for purchase at the event.Wednesday, April 23: Poetry Open Mic NightParticipants will have the opportunity to read their own original po-ems or share a favorite in a celebration of po-etry and creativity on Wednesday, April 23, from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants are asked to limit their readings to ve minutes or less and to use family friendly language. Light refreshments will be provided.Thursday, April 24: Poem in Your Pocket DayPoem in Your Pock-et Day, a national event sponsored by the Acad-emy of American Poets, encourages people to carry a poem and share poems. Participants can pick up a poem in the SFSC li-brary or select their own from the Poem in Your Pocket website at www. poets.org. Participants are en-couraged to share their poem to enter a drawing for a poetry themed gift basket. To enter the drawing, participants can drop off their poem in the SFSC Library, in Building Y, Highlands Campus.SFSC celebrates National Poetry MonthW eek full of events planned CL A SSIFIED A DS GE T RESUL T S! C A LL 314-9876 T O P L AC E YOURS! Associated PressCHICAGO Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chica-go scouting possible loca-tions for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall. The high-wire walk-er told the Chicago SunTimes on Thursday that he rst would check out Wil-lis Tower, which was for-merly known as the Sears Tower and was the nations tallest building. Wallenda says he hasnt ruled out Willis Tower, but that it would be prob-lematic because there isnt a nearby building tall enough to connect his rig to. He says, though, that he shouldnt have trouble selecting a site. Wallenda has walked across the Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon in the past two years. Hes part of a family of acrobats that has been thrilling audi-ences for decades as The Flying Wallendas.Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 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.comSunday, April 20, 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 Inspirational RELIGION On Feb. 7, 1982 new life dawned. Single parent-ing ended as Ken and I enfolded our two families into one and moved for-ward into a grand adven-ture an irresistible fu-ture. The Lord knew all the past emotions that had swept over me when I be-came victim to divorce. Fear, shame, embarrass-ment, rejection and so on; but, he had also giv-en me the precious gift of my son and new identity in Christ alone. He helped me leave the irretriev-able past at the cross and let it sleep on while re-storing me to be able to answer his next com-mand as seen in Matthew 26:46a, Rise, let us be go-ing. God doesnt want us to remain in the past. He de-sires that we learn from our mistakes and use them as stepping stones into the future he has planned for us. The night Jesus was betrayed, the disciples scattered in confusion. Though he had invited them to be going, the next few words in verse 46 re-vealed a warning, See, My betrayer is at hand. Very often before the dawn arises and new life springs forth, there is a time of gloom and de-spair. We may be con-fronted with questions and doubts along the way. But, when Christ invites us to get going, we can condently take his hand and move forward. When Ken and I placed our hands in Gods, all was blissful for a time. But, then came the tests and trials and we won-dered why these things were happening. Yet, we kept our hands in his and the Lord brought us through stronger and with great purpose. When his followers watched him arrested and crucied no time could have felt darker. Yet the Lord had summoned them to Rise, let us be going. And so they did. It was only after three days when the wom-en sorrowfully went to the tomb of Jesus that the meaning of resur-rection amazed and re-stored their hope. Jesus appeared to the disciples in his resurrected body, ate with them, asked them to touch him, and even restored Peters bro-ken heart for his deni-al. Then they knew what it was to leave their fail-ures and sorrows at the foot of the cross and em-brace Christs resurrection power. That same resurrection power is available to all who come to him in faith knowing he paid the price for our sins and stands ready to forgive us. Re-ceive him today. Leave the irretrievable past behind and walk with him into an irresistible and available future. SelahRise! Lets get going P AUSE & C ONSIDERJan Merop The Associated PressWALL-STREET JOURNAL BE S T-SELLERSFICTION1. Insurgent by Veroni-ca Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 2. Allegiant by Veroni-ca Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 4. Frozen by Victoria Sax-on (Random House) 5. Ive Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 6. Divergent Series Com-plete Box by Veronica roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 7. NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown) 8. Rush Revere and the First Patriots by Rush Lim-baugh (Threshold Editions) 9. Disney Frozen by Bill Scollon (Random House Disney) 10. Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods (Putnam Adult)NONFICTION1. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis (W.W. Norton) 2. The Doctors Diet by Travis Stork (Bird Street Books) 3. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson) 4. Face the Music by Paul Stanley (Harper One) 5. StrengthsFinder by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 6. The Women of Duck Commander by Kay Robert-son (Howard Books) 7. Big Tent by Mallory Factor and Elizabeth Factor (eds. Broadside Books) 8. Miracles Now by Gabri-elle Bernstein (Hay House) 9. Killing Jesus by Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 10. Thrive: The Third Met-ric by Arianna Hufngton (Harmony)FICTION E-BOOKS1. Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods (Putnam Adult) 2. Insurgent by Veroni-ca Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 3. Allegiant by Veroni-ca Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 4. Divergent by Veroni-ca Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 6. Missing You by Harlan Coben (Dutton Adult) 7. NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown) 8. A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (Wil-liams Morrow) 9. Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts (Berkley) 10. Ive Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster)NONFICTION E BOOKS1. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vin-cent (Thomas Nelson) 2. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey (Ro-setta Books) 3. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis (Norton) 4. Ask More, Get More by Michael Alden (Emerald Book Co.) 5. Upstairs at the White House by J.B. West (Open Road Media) 6. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (Harp-erCollins) 7. The Nazi Ofcers Wife by Edith Hahn Beer (Harper Collins) 8. Typhoid Mary by Antho-ny Bourdain (Bloomsbury) 9. Love Life by Rob Lowe (Simon & Schuster) 10. The Doctors Diet by Travis Stork (Bird Street Books)U S A T ODAY BE S T-SELLERS1. Divergent by Veroni-ca Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Duttons Children) 3. Insurgent by Veroni-ca Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 4. Allegiant by Veroni-ca Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 5. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vin-cent (Thomas Nelson) 6. 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8B | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com CLASSIFIEDS INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC),Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for the following services: ITB 14-044 DETENTION FACILITY ROOF REPAIR, PREVENTITIVE/PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE,SEALING,& COATING Specifications may be obtained by downloading from the county website:www.hcbcc.net or the Highlands County Sheriff's website:www.highlandssheriff.org or by contacting:Danielle Gilbert,CPPB,Purchasing Manager,Phone:863-402-6524,Fax: 863-402-6735 E-Mail:dgilbert@hcbcc.org ,Highlands County Purchasing Department,4320 George Blvd.,Sebring,FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6523. A MANDATORY PRE-BID meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M.on Monday,May 5,2014 at the Highlands County Sheriff's Office 2nd Floor Training Room,434 Fernleaf Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.Responses will only be accepted from those companies which are listed on the Mandatory Pre-Bid meeting's sign-in sheet. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed submittal.Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department,4320 George Blvd., Sebring,FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M.,Thursday,May 15,2014, at which time they will be opened.Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected.The Board will not be responsible for late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed,delivered in person,by mail,or any other type of delivery service.Please Note:Bids will not be accepted at the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF SALE: AA Storage of Highlands County @ 3214 Spinks Road,Sebring,will hold a sale of your personal belongings for non-payment of rent after April 21,2014. Name and unit numbers are as follows: LEONARD WESTPHAL Unit #28 & 93 JAMES T.COX Unit #58 April 13,20,2014 NOTICE OF LIEN SALE/DISPOSAL ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE ACT,THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT FIRST SECURITY SELF STORAGE,1866 S.WILBURN DRIVE,AVON PARK,FL 33825,WILL BE DISPOSED/SOLD ON MAY 5,2014 AT 10:00 AM.ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED: UNIT NUMBERS AND NAMES ARE AS FOLLOWS: A010 Milton Lewis A004 Basil Makris A021 Darcel Dennis A023 Kimberly Swindle A024 Lori Alsabrook B017 Cleo Pyatt B046 Donald Cook Jr. B055 Michael Russell B078 Edna Santiago E028 Basil Makris F031 Roger Smith G008 Derrick Moses DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN.MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS UNDER FLORIDA LAW.ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. April 20,27,2014 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR Recreation Center Playground Drainage and Expansion RFP No.14-03 The Sun n Lake of Sebring Improvement District hereby requests proposals from interested underground contractors to provide material and installation of drainage improvements and playground preparation as described in the specification and drawings.The District intends to select one supplying firm from the Request for Proposals (RFPs) to install the underground and site work portion of the project as specified in the Specifications section of the bid package.The installation will be behind the existing recreation complex located at 3500 Edgewater Drive in Sebring,Fl. Specifications can be found at www.snldistrict.org. Requested equipment and work shall be installed for the District and ready for service prior to June 27th,2014. There will be a MANDATORY pre-bid meeting April 22,2014 at 9:00am at the Sun n Lake Community Center,3500 Edgewater Drive,Sebring,FL 33872. Sealed proposals may be hand delivered or mailed to the District office located at 5306 Sun n Lake Blvd.,Sebring,FL 33872, Proposal for Recreation Center Playground Drainage and Expansion,RFP No.14-03, Attention:Tenille Drury-Smith,Community Services Director,by 2:00 p.m.on Thursday, May 15th,2014.Proposers must provide three (3) copies of their proposal.Award will be based on Best Value. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to re-advertise for proposals when deemed in the best interest of the District. April 13,20,2014 Property lies within the Sun 'N Lake of Sebring Improvement District and said property is subject to taxes levied and special assessments made by said district,which Grantees herein,by acceptance of this Deed,expressly assume and agree to pay Parcel ID Number: C-04-34-28-050-0540-0180 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Florida,this 10th day of April,2014. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Robert W.Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice),(863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. PH #50846 April 20,27,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:282012CA000512GCAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. GILBERTO CASTILLO,et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 30,2013,and entered in Case No.282012CA000512GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY,Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.,is Plaintiff,and GILBERTO CASTILLO,et al are Defendants,the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,beginning at 11:00 a.m.,in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,BASEMENT,430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, FL 33870,in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes,on the 12th day of May, 2014,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 18,IN BLOCK 54,OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 5,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 51,PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-129 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF INEZ DECKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of INEZ DECKER,deceased,whose date of death was January 10,2014,and whose social security number is XXX-XX-9637,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 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 13,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Adeline G.Rukavina 450 Swan Drive Sebring,Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F.Lanier E-Mail Address:lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No.045399 DAVID F.LANIER P.O.Box 400 Avon Park,Florida 33826-0400 Telephone:(863)453-4457 April 13,20,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-134 IN RE:ESTATE OF JOHN G.VAUGHN,SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN G.VAUGHN,SR.,deceased,whose date of death was July 30,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS 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 20,2014. Personal Representative: JESSE A.VAUGHN 4157 U.Drive South Athens,MI 49011 Attorney for Personal Representatives: WILLIAM J.NIELANDER Florida Bar Number:0386014 172 E.Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-8181 Fax:(863) 465-5614 E-Mail:wjn@nielander.com April 20,27,2014 Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,in accordance with Section 45.031,Florida Statutes (2008),at 11:00 o'clock A.M.on the 6th day of May,2014. NOTICE:Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SIGNED this 3rd day of April,2014. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk April 13,20,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NUMBER:13000927GCAXMX LUIS F.CELAYA, Plaintiff, -vsJESUS S.FONSECA,NORA ELIA FONSECA,a/k/a NORA FONSECA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, and HELAIDA SALINA,as mother and next friend of BENIGNO MARTINEZ SLAINAS,a minor. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,I will sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida, described as: PARCEL 1: Lot 17,a portion of Tract 8,Block 6,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES,SECTION 27, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8,Page 24,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida, being more particularly described as the North 70 feet of the South 140 feet of the West 138.50 feet of Tract 8. and Lot 18,a portion of Tract 8,Block 6,SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES,SECTION 27, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8,Page 24,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida, being more particularly described as the South 70 feet of the West 138.50 feet of Tract 8. TOGETHER WITH the 1981 Doublewide Mobile Home,ID Numbers GDOCFL45807306A and GDOCFL45807306B and Title Numbers 43515233 and 43508669 ALSO PARCEL 3: Tract 30,HARRIS'S SUN 'N LAKES MOBILE ESTATES,according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9,Page 67,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1972 DELTA Doublewide Mobile Home,ID Numbers 1645A and 1645B and Title Numbers 5233292 and 5233291. at public sale,to the highest and best bidder for cash,in the Jury Assembly Room located in the basement of the Highlands County IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28-2013-CA-000359 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. KRISTIN W.HARMON; MICHAEL R. HARMON A/K/A MICHAEL HARMON; 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; 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: LOT 1,IN BLOCK 6,OF TEMPLE TERRACE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 36, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 21 LAKE HENRY DR.,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852-6196 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 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. 888123018 April 16,23,2014 Court of Highlands County,Florida,the clerk shall sell the property situated in Highlands County,Florida,described as: LOT 15,BLOCK 141,PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,PAGE 7,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a 114 SHEPPARD RD.N.W.,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852-8804 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 13, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring,Florida,this 9th day of April,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice,please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690.If you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V),via Florida Relay Service. 888120639 April 20,27,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.28 2012 CA 000381GCA WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. DOROTHY D.MYRTETUS; JOSEPH W. MYRTETUS; 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; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 26,2013,and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on April 8,2014,in this cause,in the Circuit IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:GC-10-000684 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF PAUL THOMAS,ET AL., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County,Florida,will on the 6th 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 4 AND A PORTION OF LOTS 18 AND 19,IN BLOCK 6,OF VENETIAN VILLAGE (REVISED),ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4,IN BLOCK 6; THENCE SOUTH 16 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 101.0 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 31 SECONDS AND A RADIUS OF 999.0 FEET A DISTANCE OF 48.39 FEET; THENCE NORTH 13 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 101.0 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF HILLCREST STREET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE OT THE LEFT HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 31 SECONDS AND A RADIUS OF 1100.0 FEET,A DISTANCE OF 53.28 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 8th day of April,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) 281229 April 13,20,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.13000831GCAXMX BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. ROBIN K.MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSINGER, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 10,2014 and entered in Case No. 13000831GCAXMX in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.was the Plaintiff and ROBIN K.MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSENGER AKA ROBIN MESSINGER,ET AL.,the Defendant(s).I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,beginning at 11:00 a.m.at the Jury Assembly Room,Basement, Highlands County Courthouse,430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870 on the 12th day of May,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9,IN BLOCK B,OF MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVISION,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 35,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE,IF ANY,OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER,AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS,MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK Clerk,Circuit Court /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation 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 at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. 13-09222 April 20,27,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.28-2009-CA-001677-XXAX-MX SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. ROSS CANRIGHT,et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that,pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause,in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County,Florida,I will sell the property located in HIGHLANDS County,Florida,described as: LOT 72,BLOCK F,SILVER FOX RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,PAGE 41,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. TO INCLUDE A: 1989 CLAY VIN CLFL91287A TITLE #0048694008 1989 CLAY VIN CLFL91287B TITLE #0048669820 Property address:5725 DERBY LN,SEBRING,FL 33875 at public sale,to the highest and best bidder, for cash,In the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,Florida at 11:00 A.M.on May 6, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness,my hand and seal of this court on the 3rd day of April,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. 141171 dcs April 13,20,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2011-CA-000741 Bank of America,National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Andres Rodriguez and Joselyn P.Rodriguez, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems,Inc.,as Nominee for Countrywide Bank,FSB Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dates April 10,2014 entered in Civil Case No.2011-CA-000741 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein Bank of America,National Association,Plaintiff and Andres Rodriguez and Joselyn P.Rodriguez, 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.,May 12,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 183,OF WEST SEBRING ESTATES, SECTION B,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 43,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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/ Toni Kopp 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 10-202643 FC01 CWF April 20,27,2014 and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 13,2014. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Chris Ellen Bliven 163 Galleon Lane Codjoe Key,FL 33042 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: ABRAMS BERGER,P.A. /s/ Terry Abrams Berger TERRY ABRAMS BERGER,ESQ. Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number:046000 3860A Sheridan Street Hollywood,Florida 33021 Telephone:(954) 921-4489 Fax:(954) 335-0955 E-Mail:tab@abramsberger.com Secondary E-Mail: abodden@abramsberger.com April 13,20,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.:282014CP000025PCAXMX Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF SETH I.BLIVEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of SETH I.BLIVEN,deceased,File Number 282014CP000025PCAXMX,by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida, Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave.Sebring,Florida 33870-3867; that the decedent's date of death was November 26,2013; that the total value of the estate is $1,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address CHRIS ELLEN BLIVEN 163 Galleon Lane Codjoe Key,Florida 33042 GEORGE D.BLIVEN MARGARET E.GRANDEE ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No:FC 14-284 SANTOS ZUNIGA, Petitioner and SONIA L.VAZQUEZ, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO:Sonia L.Vazquez 2106 Avalon Road,Sebring,FL 33870 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Santos Zuniga,whose address is 2106 Avalon Rd.,Sebring,FL 33870,on or before May 22,2014 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter.If you fail to do so,a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real property should be divided: None. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders,are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address.(You may file Notice of Current Address,Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office.WARNING:Rule 12.285,Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure,requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information.Failure to comply can result in sanctions,including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED:June 24,2013. ROBERT W.GERMAINE,CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Odal Kronilro Deputy Clerk April 20,27; May 4,11,2014 1050Legals 1000 Did YouKNOW?When an authorized emergency vehicle making use of any visual signals is parked or a wrecker displaying amber rotating or flashing lights is performing a recovery or loading on the roadside, the driver of every other vehicle, as soon as it is safe: Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or wrecker when driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle or wrecker, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. If such movement cannot be safely accomplished, the driver shall reduce speed to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or greater; or travel at 5 miles per hour when the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, when driving on a two-lane road, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. FLORIDAHASA MOVEOVERŽLAWFORMOTORISTS APPROACHINGEMERGENCY VEHICLESANDWRECKERS.

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Apply at nearest local FL/SWA office FL9876747 SUNSHINE 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 1100AnnouncementsBid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the state of Florida, in accordance with F.S.489.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof,and the determination of this award,if an award is made,will be based on the ranking of each vendor's proposal which is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the RFP Specifications.The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal.The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County,Florida,does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status.This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions,including one's access to,participation,employment or treatment in its programs or activities.Highlands County is an equal opportunity employer,a fair housing advocate and a handicap accessible jurisdiction.Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Ms.Melissa Burns,ADA Coordinator at:863-402-6509 (Voice),863-402-6808 Fax,or via Florida Relay Service 711,or by e-mail: mburns@hcbcc.org.Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County,Florida Website:hcbcc.net April 20,27,2014 1055HighlandsCounty Legals INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC),Highlands County,Sebring,Florida,will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for the following services: ITB 14-045 DETENTION FACILITY ELEVATOR MODERNIZATION Specifications may be obtained by downloading from the county website:www.hcbcc.net or the Highlands County Sheriff's website:www.highlandssheriff.org or by contacting:,Danielle Gilbert,CPPB,Purchasing Manager,Phone:863-402-6524,Fax: 863-402-6735 E-Mail:dgilbert@hcbcc.org,Highlands County Purchasing Department,4320 George Blvd.,Sebring,FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6523. A MANDATORY PRE-BID meeting will be held at 1:00 P.M.on May 5,2014 at the Highlands County Sheriff's Office 2nd Floor Training Room,434 Fernleaf Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.Responses will only be accepted from those companies which are listed on the Mandatory Pre-Bid meeting's sign-in sheet. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed submittal.Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department,4320 George Blvd., Sebring,FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M.,Thursday,May 15,2014, at which time they will be opened.Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected.The Board will not be responsible for late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed,delivered in person,by mail,or any other type of delivery service.Please Note:Bids will not be accepted at the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the proposal opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid.Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration.A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00.If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00,a Public Construction Bond will be required of the Awarded Vendor. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the proposal opening.Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration.A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00.If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00,a Public Construction Bond will be required of the Awarded Vendor.Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the state of Florida,in accordance with F.S.489. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof,and the determination of this award,if an award is made,will be based on the ranking of each vendor's proposal which is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the ITB Specifications.The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County,Florida,does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status.This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions,including one's access to,participation,employment or treatment in its programs or activities.Highlands County is an equal opportunity employer,a fair housing advocate and a handicap accessible jurisdiction.Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Ms.Melissa Burns,ADA Coordinator at:863-402-6509 (Voice),863-402-6808 Fax,or via Florida Relay Service 711,or by e-mail: mburns@hcbcc.org.Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. 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B12 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 20, 2014 www.newssun.com Sweetbay is now Winn-Dixie.Welcome to a whole new experience with new items and hundreds of new ways to save at your neighborhood store at 3250 US 27 The Beef People are ready to help you with preparation advice, recipe ideas and the right choice for every cut changing the name. Were changing the way you shop. For the better. SebringNewsSun-GO4ROP-11.25X10.5 Hes been your butcher for years. Now, hes one of The Beef People. TODAYPartly sunny and pleasant82 / 61Winds: NW at 7-14 mphPartly sunny83 / 63Winds: N at 6-12 mphMONDAYMostly sunny84 / 63Winds: NW at 3-6 mphTUESDAYSunny to partly cloudy86 / 66Winds: WNW at 6-12 mphWEDNESDAYMostly sunny88 / 66Winds: E at 4-8 mphTHURSDAY High .............................................. 1:06 a.m. Low ............................................... 6:51 a.m. High .............................................. 1:18 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:15 p.m. High .............................................. 8:20 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:52 a.m. High .............................................. 5:36 p.m. Low ............................................. 10:45 a.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 13.24 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Tuesday ......................................... 90 Low Tuesday .......................................... 58 High Wednesday .................................... 79 Low Wednesday ..................................... 58 High Thursday ....................................... 78 Low Thursday ........................................ 60 Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayMakes it feel like .................................... 81 BarometerTuesday ............................................... 29.98 Thursday ............................................. 30.00 PrecipitationTuesday ............................................... 0.00 Thursday ............................................. 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.70 Year to date ......................................... 7.71Sunrise 6:58 a.m. 6:57 a.m. Sunset 7:52 p.m. 7:52 p.m. Moonrise 12:20 a.m. 1:14 a.m. Moonset 11:29 a.m. 12:30 p.m.Albuquerque 74/53/pc 78/57/s 81/54/s Atlanta 72/49/pc 75/58/pc 76/55/t Baltimore 63/39/pc 70/47/s 74/49/t Birmingham 75/51/pc 76/58/pc 76/53/t Boston 53/38/pc 63/46/s 66/46/pc Charlotte 67/42/pc 75/51/s 78/52/t Cheyenne 66/38/t 63/42/s 76/44/pc Chicago 72/51/pc 70/47/t 57/38/pc Cleveland 67/47/s 72/52/pc 59/40/sh Columbus 74/49/s 76/55/pc 67/44/sh Dallas 80/62/pc 80/62/t 82/62/s Denver 71/42/t 68/44/pc 82/46/pc Detroit 71/49/s 74/51/t 63/39/c Harrisburg 64/37/s 71/46/pc 71/46/sh Honolulu 85/73/pc 84/73/pc 84/73/s Houston 81/61/pc 82/63/pc 86/64/pc Indianapolis 73/53/s 73/52/t 62/41/pc Jackson, MS 80/54/pc 79/58/pc 79/57/c Kansas City 76/59/c 71/48/sh 70/48/s Lexington 76/51/s 76/55/t 70/44/sh Little Rock 78/58/pc 77/58/t 79/54/pc Los Angeles 77/59/pc 76/59/pc 71/53/pc Louisville 78/56/s 78/57/t 72/47/sh Memphis 79/59/pc 79/61/t 76/55/pc Milwaukee 66/50/c 60/43/t 52/36/pc Minneapolis 72/52/pc 69/40/s 63/43/s Nashville 78/56/pc 76/58/t 75/51/sh New Orleans 79/60/pc 79/61/pc 78/64/c New York City 58/42/pc 63/46/s 68/50/sh Norfolk 59/47/pc 62/49/s 75/55/t Oklahoma City 78/60/t 78/52/t 78/53/s Philadelphia 64/41/pc 70/47/s 73/50/sh Phoenix 92/73/pc 98/75/s 97/71/pc Pittsburgh 73/44/s 74/53/pc 65/42/r Portland, ME 52/31/pc 61/39/pc 62/41/pc Portland, OR 66/46/pc 67/47/c 58/42/c Raleigh 65/43/pc 72/50/s 76/52/t Rochester 65/40/s 70/49/pc 63/38/r St. Louis 77/58/pc 70/54/t 67/47/pc San Francisco 67/49/pc 63/50/pc 61/48/c Seattle 62/45/c 64/46/c 56/42/c Wash., DC 66/44/pc 71/51/pc 75/52/t Cape Coral 80/63/pc 83/65/pc 84/65/s Clearwater 77/66/pc 80/67/pc 81/67/s Coral Springs 82/67/pc 83/70/pc 85/68/s Daytona Beach 74/62/c 74/61/pc 82/62/s Ft. Laud. Bch 81/71/pc 83/72/pc 83/69/s Fort Myers 81/64/pc 83/66/pc 84/66/s Gainesville 75/52/pc 78/56/pc 82/60/s Hollywood 82/67/pc 83/70/pc 84/68/s Homestead AFB 83/67/pc 83/69/pc 84/66/s Jacksonville 70/54/c 75/56/s 82/59/pc Key West 79/71/pc 81/73/pc 82/72/s Miami 83/69/pc 84/71/pc 84/69/s Okeechobee 78/64/pc 80/63/pc 82/61/s Orlando 79/62/pc 80/62/pc 84/62/s Pembroke Pines 83/67/pc 84/70/pc 84/68/s St. Augustine 70/60/c 72/59/pc 79/62/s St. Petersburg 78/66/pc 81/67/pc 83/67/s Sarasota 78/63/pc 80/66/pc 81/65/s Tallahassee 74/52/pc 80/56/s 84/60/t Tampa 78/62/pc 82/65/pc 83/65/s W. Palm Bch 81/68/pc 82/70/pc 83/68/s Winter Haven 80/61/pc 81/63/pc 83/64/s Acapulco 91/75/pc 91/75/pc 90/71/pc Athens 69/54/pc 71/56/pc 76/58/pc Beirut 75/58/s 70/57/s 72/61/s Berlin 69/49/c 69/51/sh 73/53/sh Bermuda 73/68/sh 72/68/r 74/68/r Calgary 54/33/pc 57/37/pc 61/38/c Dublin 54/48/pc 56/49/c 55/46/sh Edmonton 52/31/r 60/37/pc 60/37/r Freeport 78/70/pc 80/71/pc 80/68/s Geneva 64/44/sh 66/44/r 66/46/sh Havana 83/59/s 82/60/s 85/63/s Hong Kong 84/75/pc 82/75/pc 85/75/pc Jerusalem 73/51/s 67/51/pc 71/54/pc Johannesburg 73/51/s 72/51/pc 70/52/pc Kiev 65/50/r 60/49/sh 70/50/sh London 60/49/r 64/46/sh 64/46/sh Montreal 54/43/pc 63/48/pc 61/45/sh Moscow 65/44/s 67/49/s 65/46/c Nice 62/55/sh 65/56/r 67/57/sh Ottawa 56/42/pc 60/44/sh 59/41/r Quebec 46/32/pc 54/36/pc 52/37/sh Rio de Janeiro 85/74/t 82/72/t 82/73/t Seoul 69/48/s 73/46/pc 74/46/s Singapore 91/79/t 90/79/t 90/79/t Sydney 73/54/s 73/55/pc 77/57/pc Toronto 58/42/pc 68/46/sh 62/34/r Vancouver 55/44/r 57/47/c 55/42/c Vienna 59/47/sh 66/48/r 70/51/sh Warsaw 67/48/c 66/47/pc 70/47/pc Winnipeg 56/38/s 45/29/r 54/33/s Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. High pressure over the Northeast will provide sunshine and mild temperatures from Maine into Pennsylvania today. Along the Eastern Seaboard, a storm system will bring clouds and periods of rain from northeastern Florida to eastern North Carolina. Dry and pleasant weather will prevail across the Tennessee and Ohio River valleys, but showers and thunderstorms will blossom from central Texas into much of Oklahoma and Kansas. A cold front moving through the Great Lakes will bring showers to Wisconsin and northern Michigan. National Forecast for April 20 Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Partly sunny and pleasant today. Partly cloudy tonight. Partly sunny tomorrow. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: mostly sunny. Powerful storms struck Mississippi and Texas on April 20, 1982. A strong wind turned over trailers at Richland, Miss., and baseball-sized hail fell at Burnett, Texas. Partly sunny and pleasant today. Winds northnorthwest 7-14 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 60% and good drying conditions. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. Last New First Full Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 May 14 Today MondayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 70/54 75/52 77/56 74/62 79/62 80/61 78/62 77/66 78/66 78/63 81/64 79/65 78/64 81/68 81/71 83/69 74/52 73/57 75/58 81/60 82/61 81/63 82/61 82/61 80/63 79/71 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidRelative humidity .................................. 45% Expected air temperature ....................... 81 Wednesday ......................................... 30.02 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Five-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