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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Sebring All-Stars capture pitching machine district championshipA8 VOL. 95 NO. 70 Afternoon and evening thunderstorms High 91 Low 72 Details on B10Classi eds ................... B7 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Healthy Living ............... B3 Obituaries .................. A6 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Puzzles ........................ B2 Religion ....................... B4 Sports on TV ............... A9 Viewpoints ................... A5 Clint Eastwoods adaptation of hit Broadway musical is charming but uneven JERSEY JERSEY JERSEY BOYS BOYS BOYS REVIEW, B2 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, June 20-21, 2014 An Edition of the Sun facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Garmon Bill Longnecker Sr. never used to think of himself as belonging to Tom Brokaws famed Greatest Generation. He gured he, like everyone else during World War II, just did what needed to be done. My son (Garmon Jr.) said, Dad, Im so proud of you. I said, Somebody had to do it, Longnecker said. In my day, that was a small thing. Over the years, though, hes seen it as a big thing, especially for those who fought in the ercest battles. They didnt want to go, but they did, Longnecker said. The hardest thing was to keep from being killed, he said. He was blown out of bed twice, once ducking his head under an orange crate that doubled as his night stand. War was a long way from the steel mill town south of Pittsburgh, Pa., where he grew up. As a paperboy, the local newspaper called him in on Sept. 1, 1939, to help deliver a special edition on Germany invading Poland. He still didnt think much about the war until Dec. 7, 1941, when the newspaper called him in again for a special edition on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I thought, Where in the world is Pearl Harbor? he said. He had to look it up on a map. He had been working at a steel mill for two months when his number came up in the draft two years later in 1943. He eventually We did what we had to do Phil Attinger/News-SunGarmon Bill Longnecker Sr., one of ve in his family who served during World War II, holds a photo of himself and his brothers during a childhood summer stay with a favorite aunt. In the photo are (from left, front to back): Jack, 7, who served in Special Services; Bill, 9, who served in the U.S. Air Force; Dave, 5, USAF; Wally, 11, who was a U.S. Army nurse in London, England; and Bob, 12, also USAF. Tough Sheet newspaperGarmon Bill Longnecker (driving) following orders to go and get the mail on Ie Shima, and ending up in the company newspaper with the caption Mail: Bundles of Morale. Life on the island wasnt always so calm. He was under re many times, including when Japanese snipers killed Ernie Pyle, the famous war correspondent, while he and Pyle were both part of a convoy on Ie Shima during the Battle of Okinawa.Sebrings Garmon Bill Longnecker served with Air Force in Paci c during WW IIThey didnt want to go, but they did.Bill Longnecker veteranSEE VETERAN | A4 BY MAT DELANEYLake Placid Journal EditorLAKE PLACID A 36-yearold Lake Placid man is dead following an early morning shooting Thursday inside the lounge at Platters restaurant on U.S. 27. Police say the shooting stemmed from an argument over a woman. Marcos GarciaRangel, of 310 Flamingo St., was dead when Lake Placid Police Department of cers arrived on scene about 2 a.m., LPPD Chief James Fansler said Thursday in a telephone interview from the Medical Examiners of ce in Lakeland. Garcia was shot once in the face with a semi-automatic .40-calber handgun, Fansler said. Arrested was Sadar Sadatt Hutchinson, 28, also of Lake Placid. He was booked into the Highlands County Jail on BY KIRSTEN SCARBOROUGHNews-Sun InternAVON PARK Kimberlie Washington is preparing to send one daughter to Nicaragua and join the other in Africa, both for missionary trips this July. Washington has visited Tanzania three times previously through faith-based Global Vessels to build homes in an orphanage. Ever since my rst trip, my daughters have said that they want to go and experience it, too, explained Washington. Washington rst learned of Global Vessels when they did a presentation at her church, Ridge Seventh Day Adventist Church. BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Highlands County commissioners suspended impact fees at their Tuesday meeting. The fees rst were scrapped in 2009 in an effort to spur construction. Over the past several years, the impact fees were suspended for a single year to give commissioners a chance to review the economic situation. However, this time the year-long moratorium was extended for three years being set to expire on June 30, 2017. Commissioner Don Elwell lobbied to continue the once-ayear review. I dont think personally that we had any effect on the BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Local residents and community leaders joined Sebring city of cials both past and present Tuesday evening in honoring former mayor and councilman Smith Rudasill. He passed away in South Carolina in January at the age of 92. In addition to his time as a city councilman, Rudasill also served on the Sebring Utilities Commission. However, he was best known as the mayor in The Sebring honors former mayor Smith RudasillSEE MAYOR | A6LP man shot to death in restaurantFight over woman leads to murder; suspect in jail HUTCHINSON Impact fees nixed for 3 years SEE IMPACT | A6SEE SHOOTING | A1Life-changing summer ahead for Avon Park familyWashingtons prepare for summer mission trips Courtesy PhotosSisters India (from left), Breauna and Kimberlie Washington at Breaunas graduation from Walker Memorial Academy in May. Breauna and her mother Kimberlie will travel to Africa, while India will travel to Nicaragua for mission trips in July. SEE TRIPS | A9 Owner of Adelaide Shores killed when semi hits his tractorA3

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A2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, June 20, 2014 www.newssun.com Highlands Hammock seeks volunteersSEBRING Highlands Hammock State Park is seek ing volunteers for the follo wing: %  C ustodian for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum. Duties include clean ing restrooms, vacuuming carpet, and hosting visitors %  V olunteer experi enced with zero-turn mo wers to assist with mowing. %  S ebring residents to open and close Seven Lakes. %  Lake P lacid resi dents to open and close Lake J une-inWinter Scrub State Park. Opportunities to assist with trail and fa cility maintenance are also av ailable. %  H andyman to main tain and repair rental bicy cles; %  S even Lakes water quality monitor with lightweight kayak or portable boat. %  V olunteers / bird ers to assist with Jay W atch, Florida Scrubjay monitoring, in the mornings during the week of July 7July 12, 2014 at Highlands Hammock, Seven Lakes and Lake Junein-Winter Scrub State Park. If interested in vol unteering or to obtain more information, please call 863-4715324, ofce of the Park Services Specialist.Bunco at Shrine Club TuesdayAVON PARK The public is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 SR 17 South on Tuesday, June 24 at 11:30 / a.m. Cost is $4.00 per per son. Call 863-991-1298 for infor mation.EHEAP funds availableSEBRING NuHope Elder Care Services Inc. announc es availability of funds for assistance thr ough the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP). Through EHEAP, an applicant may receive assistance with paying past due energy bills, obtain ing adequate cooling or heating equipment or resolving other cool ing-related energy cr isis. To qualify for this program, the house hold must: %  C ontain a person aged 60 years of age or older. %  B e responsible for paying for their cool ing/heating costs. %  H ave an income not exceeding 150 percent of the Federal Poverty guidelines. %  H ave a past due power bill or lack of ac cess to an adequate means of heating or cooling. %  Documented pr oof of Social Security num bers for all members of the family For assistance, con tact Nu-Hope Elder C are Services at (863) 382-2134 for an ap pointment. Applicnats must br ing a copy of their past due power bill, identication and proof of income for all household members to their appointment.KLC urges early registration for studentsSEBRING If you reside within the Cracker Trail, Fred Wild, or Woodlawn Elementary school zones, your child will be attending kin dergarten at the K indergarten Learning Center. Early registration is now open and encour aged to ensure you receive valuable infor mation regarding the KL C, including the date and time of orien tation. The schools ofce will remain open thr oughout the sum mer from 7:30 / a.m. to 3:30 / p.m. Please stop by at your earliest con venience to pick up a r egistration pack et. The school strongly encour ages completed student registrations to be returned by Aug. 1. All students entering kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year must turn 5 on or be fore Sept. 1, 2014. No ex ceptions. For more information, con tact the Kindergarten Lear ning Center at (863) 314-5281.AMVETS plan dinnerSEBRING AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is hav ing a dinner of Italian sausage sandwiches salad and dessert for $6 from 5-7 / p.m. on Saturday. Karaoke with BilDi from 6-9 / p.m.SFSC offers security guard trainingAVON PARK South Florida State Colleges Criminal Justice Academy is of fering a Security Guard T raining course. This 40-hour course is re quired for work as a S tate of Florida Licensed Security Guard, Class D License. Topics cov ered will include patrol techniques, rst aid, terr orism, Florida Statutes, and those mandated by the Florida Department of Business Regulation. The course will be held Monday through Thursday, 6-10 / p.m., and begins Monday, July 21, at the SFSC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive Pre-registration is re quired, and the course number is CRN 30845. The cost of the course is $170 per person and may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Participants may reg ister in Building B on the SFSC H ighlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center. For more informa tion, contact Richard M orey, coordinator, at 863-784-7285 or visit www.southorida.edu/ publicservice.Caladium Coop to close for renovationsLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Co operative will be closing for its annu al renovation on June 28 at 5 / p.m. and will open on July 15 with a fresh new face, new items and new artists. The Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. For information on be coming a member, call 699-5940 or visit www caladiumarts.org.AP Library hosting Reptile DiscoveryAVON PARK The Avon Park Library will host Reptile Discovery Saturday at 11 / a.m. Meet snakes, gators, and other fascinat ing animals with expert Bruce Shwedick. The r est of the summer schedule includes: %  W ater, Water, Everywhere Thursday, June 26, at 11 / a.m. Learn about the water cycle and participate in a fun ed ucational activity. %  M usical Petting Zoo Saturday, July 12, at 11 / a.m. An introduction to the woodwind family of musical in struments, with professional woodwind doubler Denise Isaacson. %  B uttery Gardens Tuesday, July 15, at 3 / p.m. Decorate pots and plant owers to at tract butteries to your yar d. %  M ad Science: Up, Up and Away! Friday, July 25, at 3 / p.m. Do experi ments on air and pressure with real mad scientists The Avon Park Public Library is at 100 N. Museum Avenue. For more information con tact the library at 863452-3803 or visit www myhlc.org.Be A Lowes Lifesaver This Hurricane SeasonSelect Southwest Florida Lowes Home Improvement Warehouses are host ing a Hurricane P reparedness 2014 Blood Drive to help build our communitys blood supply. Donors can share their power to save lives and enjoy a $10 Lowes Gift Card. The blood drive will be held Saturday, June 28, from 10 / a.m. until 4 / p.m. Lowes is at 2050 US 27 North. Appointments will be onored, but walkins are welcome. Visit oneblood.org or call 1-888-9-DONATE.Pigman to speak to Democratic WomenSEBRING Rep. Cary Pigman will speak at the Highlands County Democratic Womens Club on S aturday, June 28, at 10 / a.m. He will be speaking about legislative action that was taken in the past session concern ing education, womens health, the environment and voting r ights. The club meets at Democratic Headquarters on the Sebring Parkway next to Ruby Tuesday. Please call 471-9979 for more information. BassettiMedicalResearch,Inc. isseekingVolunteersforresearchstudies formedicalconditions,including: COPD Pneumonia Asthma BronchiectasisStudyparticipantsmayreceivecompensation. Allstudiesadministeredbyaboardcertied medicaldoctor.Nomedicalinsuranceisnecessary.Tondoutifyouqualify, call863-314-8971today!r fntbr rf 3047715 http//:www.newssun.com The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Peri odical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entr y ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Sun Newspapers. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the written per mission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the proper ty of the news paper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A ccC C URA cC YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its ne ws stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the news room at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. If you ha ve a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@newssun.com.; or call (863) 385-6155. OO FFI cC E Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon day-Friday Phone: (863) 385-6155 Main Fax: (863) 385-1954 Newsroom Fax: 385-2453SUB scSC RIPTION RATE sS Home 12 mos. T ax T otal $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. T ax T otal $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. T ax T otal $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Y our newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home deliv ered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publication date, please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Fri day, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement cop y will be deliv ered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be is sued an account credit. 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ROMON a A W aA SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 LO tterTTER Y LL OTTOWednesday, June 18 10-15-21-25-26-36 X-4 Next Jackpot: $10 million PP OWERBALLWednesday, June 18 6-9-29-52-59 PB-7 X-3 Next Jackpot: $60 million MM EGA MM ONEYTuesday, June 17 15-18-26-33 PB-19 Next Jackpot: $2 million MM EGA MM ILLION sS Friday, June 17 10-14-24-47-60 PB-3 X-4 Next Jackpot: $20 million CA sS H 3 Monday, June 16 Day: 0-2-0 Night: 3-2-8 Tuesday, June 17 Day: 2-9-5 Night: 4-3-7 Wednesday, June 18 Day: 7-5-7 Night: 8-4-2 PP LAY 4Monday, June 16 Day: 5-2-1-1 Night: 8-1-0-5 Tuesday, June 17 Day: 7-0-6-7 Night: 4-5-0-6 Wednesday, June 18 Day: 4-3-9-5 Night: 8-1-2-0 FF ANTA sS Y 5 Monday, June 16 6-30-32-33-35 Tuesday, June 17 6-10-15-20-31 Wednesday, June 18 NN EW NUR sS E sS REA dD Y TO GOCourtesy photoThirty-ve graduates of South Florida State Colleges (SFSC) Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program were honored in a traditional pinning ceremony on June 17 in the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Keynote speaker, Allen Branch, an adjunct nursing instructor at SFSC and a certied registered nurse anesthetist, emphasized to the graduates that this is only the beginning to a lifelong journey of learning. You may think you have nished your studies, but you have just started, Branch said. You have all proved that youre not settling for a minimal education. Now that youve proved yourself, I encourage you to stay with it. Nursing and medicine are ever changing, and you have to keep learning and pressing on to succeed. The more I learn, the more I understand what I dont know. During the ceremony, graduates accepted their nursing pins from a person of their choice, in most cases a relative or friend who they credited with being supportive throughout their lives. www.newssun.com

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www.newssun.comFriday, June 20, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A3 rfntbbtftfn bbnr r ffntbn 3042758 3045837 rf5500 SAVE$200 rfntbbf rfff ntbft fffb nbff rrfnrftb rf ntb r r rf ntb r f rf ntb r rf ntb r r rf ntb r 3045769 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterFROSTPROOF Michael Falk, 54, of Frostproof died Thursday when his tr actor was hit from behind by a semi-trailer on U.S. 27 near Frostproof. The wreck also di verted southbound highway tr afc for four hours onto Avon Park Cutoff Road while Polk County Sheriffs dep uties investigated the scene At least one southbound lane was clear by 2:30 / p.m. No charges have been led yet because the case is still under investi gation, according to Scott W ilder, director of communications at the Polk County Sher iffs Ofce. The taped-off acci dent scene included a football eld-siz e area of the roadway. Ac cording to Wilder, the wr eck took place at ap proximately 10:30 / a.m. B oth vehicles were southbound on U.S. 27, a mile south of the intersection with Sce nic Highway/State R oad 17 and just north of the Avon Park Cutoff Road junction. Falks orange Kubo ta M9540 enclosedcab tr actor was pulling a spray trailer in the right lane when a blue and gold MBJ Trans port Inc. Freightliner appr oached from be hind him in the same lane The trucker Jorge Mena, 50, of Hi aleah attempted to slo w down and evade the tractor, but hit the right rear of the spray trailer. The trailer was pushed at an angle, which rolled the tractor onto its left side, break ing the windows out of the cab Falk died from blunt-force trauma in juries, Wilder said. H e was listed by the Highlands County Tax Collector as co-owner of Adelaide Shores RV Resort, 2881 U.S. 27 in Avon Park. The truck continued onto the right shoul der, then Mena cor rected, which sent the tr uck across the travel lanes and into the me dian, stopping short of enter ing the north bound lanes. M ena, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Florida Hospi tal Heartland Medical C enter and treated for relatively minor neck and back injuries. He is listed in good/stable condition, Wilder said. Falk is remembered as a super good guy by David Greenslade, currently activities di rector at Adelaide S hores. I dont know what else to say. They are su per family people and he lo ved his kids and grandkids, Greenslade said. Most Facebook com ments to News-Sun aler ts that afternoon about the wreck asked for prayers. One such comment came from Florence Cooper of Se bring, who in addition to pr aying for the fam ily, said she worries to see agr iculture tractors on the highway. People lose their pa tience following them, she wr ote. Other comments suggested that the trac tor should have been v ery visible. Mark My ers of Lakeland wrote he passed the tr actor going south, and said it had ashing lights and a bright orange slow moving vehicle sign on the back. Theres no rea son the truck driver should not hav e seen it, Myers wrote. Even though I see it often with my job, I never get used to people being senselessly injured or killed. Allen Cox, an em ployee of Ben Hill Grifn Inc., said the truck dr iver had to have seen the tractor a quarter of a mile ahead of him. Any kind of ag (sic) tractor travels at top speed of 18-24 mph, Cox said, so if you see one, prepare to slow quickly.Tractor driver dies in wreck with semi Katara Simmons/News-SunA portion of U.S. 27 is shut down Thursday after an agriculture tractor and a semi collided just north of the county line. The tractor operator, Michael Falk of Frostrpoof, died at the scene. Katara Simmons/News-SunA southbound Freightliner with MLB Transport Inc. nearly entered northbound lanes after colliding Thursday morning with the back of a Kubota tractor pulling a spray trailer on U.S. 27. The wreck left the tractor operator, 54-year-old Michael Falk of Frostproof, dead from his injuries. Polk County Sheriffs deputies investigated the scene and charges are pending. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN WASHINGTON Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatch ing up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgen cy in the crumbling nation. H e called on Iraqi leaders to gov ern with a more inclusive agenda to ensur e the coun try does not descend into civil war Though not speci cally mentioning air strikes, an option the U.S. has been consid ering, Obama said he was leaving open the possibility of target ed and precise military action in the future. He said the U.S. also would incr ease its intelligence ef forts in Iraq and create joint operations centers in B aghdad and northern Iraq. When coupled with previously an nounced steps, Obama s actions could put about 600 additional U.S. troops back on the ground in Iraq. The 300 military advisers he announced Thurs day would join up to 275 being positioned in and around Iraq to provide security and support for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and other American interests. Mindful of what he called the deep scars left by Americas war in Iraq, Obama was adamant that U.S. troops would not be returning to combat. We do not have the ability to simply solve this problem by sending in tens of thousands of troops and committing the kinds of blood and treasure that has al ready been expended in Iraq, Obama told r eporters in the White House brieng room. Ultimately, this is something that is going to have to be solved by Iraqis. Half a world away, the chaotic situation in Iraq was under scored by a ght for contr ol of Iraqs larg est oil renery. As of late Thurs day, Iraqi forces and S unni militants con trolled different par ts of the sprawl ing facility and black smoke billo wed in the air.Obama: US sending military advisers to Iraq

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A4 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, June 20, 2014 www.newssun.com FinancingAvailable560U.S.27North Sebring 385-4796www.CarpetPatioBlinds.comChamberof CommercememberFamilyowned&operatedsince1978CARPETMART,INC SETSSTARTINGAT $ 299rfr ntrtrrrf bbfrt b r br trbr r fnt b 3051320 ended up in Miami Beach, dropped off on the beach with bluegreen, white and yel low hotels. I thought, I must have died and gone to Heaven, Longneck er said. H e made up his mind, if he made it through the war, he would retire to Florida. He served 39 months. He tested well enough to get into the U.S. Air Force, and was serving aboard a plane towing 3-foot-by-2foot targets for ghter plane pilots to practice their aim. Not wanting to be up there if they missed, he managed to get reassigned to a ground crew. As part of the 1903rd Engineering Avia tion Battalion, he was stationed in S eattle, Wash., before being sent to Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, and then Ie Shima (Iejima, in Jap anese), part of a chain of islands leading southwest from Oki nawa. When Amer ican forces won it in March 1945, it took a month for the 1903rd to clear mines, rebuild run ways and add taxiways. They also loaded and fueled Corsairs, Spit res, P-51 Mustangs, C urtis P-60s, P-61 Black Widows, P-38 Lightnings and P-47 Thunderbolts. Once, a squad of P47s got overloaded and three crashed at the end of the runway. Longnecker can still see it in his mind. The pilots got out OK, he said. The planes and weapons were meant to kill the enemy, not their pilots. Those were the days, (but) they werent days of wine or ros es, either, Longnecker said. I thank the Lord for sparing my life. Longnecker said when war correspon dent Ernie Pyle died ther e, Longnecker was in a Jeep about 100 feet behind him. Japanese snipers started shoot ing. Pyle and his driver got out and cr ouched behind their Jeep, but a gunman shot Pyle in the forehead. There are approxi mately 200 graves on I e Shima itself, he said. Pyle was there be fore his wife had him br ought back to the United States. There would have been more graves, he said, with out the atomic bombs dr opped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which prompted the Japa nese surrender. We were only 300 miles away, Long necker said. When Amer icans took the Pacic islands held by the Japanese, the women and chil dren opted to commit suicide r ather than be prisoners, Longneck er said. Even after the surr ender, a Japanese soldier hiding in a cave shot and killed a friend of Longneckers who was looking for souve nirs. I t took a bombing raid on the cave, which Longnecker said made the hill look like a vol cano, and six American soldiers to go in and kill the one. Two more Americans died in the ght. When Japanese en voys, en route to sur render talks in the P hilippines with Gen. Douglas MacArthurs staff, landed on Ie Shi ma to transfer from two J apanese Mit subishi G4M Betty bombers to an Amer ican C-54 Skymaster, sev eral soldiers on the island had been made military police and as signed to protect the J apanese and their planes from everyone else, Longnecker said. MacArthur was smart. He thought of everything, Longnecker said. Longnecker one of eight children and ve brothers all serv ing at the same time, was sent home br iefly at the end of the war when his mother had a cancer scare. He then returned to the Air Force to serve out his enlistment. Looking back, I wouldnt give it up, be cause I saw and did some things I nev er would, he said, including an island that shook all the time from earthquakes. I give God all the cred it because The Lord spar ed my life, and Ive thanked him for the rest of my life. Longnecker said he got to perform for his buddies, playing gui tar, mandolin and bass while stationed in the Pacic. Its something that he had done be fore as a teenager, and that he continued to do later in life, until he passed his instruments on to grandchildren. He said he hasnt been a part of the Hon or Flights that have taken W orld War II vet erans to see the monuments and memorials in W ashington, D.C., but he and his wife and their children went by bus many years ago. And most of all, he spent 40 years with his wife, Gwen, who died last month and is buried in Fort Myers, where he plans to be buried, he said. When they married, she already had chil dren and had suffered. I said Id take care of her. I took her places shed never see, Long necker said. VETER aA N FROM PAGE A A 1 Provided to News-Sun GG armon Bill Longnecker Sr. (center) plays mandolin at age 15 with friends Bob RR ue, 14, and Tom MM cLusky, 21, in a group called M M elody M M akers. Longnecker continued performing music throughout World War II and for decades afterward. Provided to News-SunJapanese envoys deplane from one of two Japanese MM itsubishi GG 4 M M Betty bombers (left) that landed on Ie Shima en route to MM anilla to work out details of the surrender with G G en. Douglas MM ac A A rthurs staff. G G armon Longnecker Sr., who was a ground crew member at the base at that time, said many of the men on the base were made military police to protect the envoys while they waited to board a C-54 Skymaster (right) for their trip to MM anila. Provided to News-Sun GG armon Bill Longnecker, U.S. AA ir Force ground engineer, sports a moment in the cockpit of one of his favorite planes, the PP -51 MM ustang, while stationed at the A A merican airbase on Ie Shima, south of O O kinawa, in 1945. Provided to News-SunIe Shima, as it was during World War II as AA merican forces were conducting bombing raids on Japan. G G armon Longnecker Sr., 88, of Sebring was one of the ground crew members responsible for keeping air crews ying and the keeping the runways in good shape.

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www.newssun.comFriday, June 20, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW Y OO UR VIEWS Indicators that the 24th annual Ca ladium Festival is fast approach ing can be seen in landscapes and g arden planters across Lake Plac id. Young, tender shoots of caladium p lants are stabbing toward the sky in some areas; while other gardeners are just starting to plant caladium bulbs to complement their landscapes. During a weekend drive around town we saw business managers and their staff planting caladium bulbs in planters that grace the shop entranc es. Others were on hands and knees planting caladiums into landscape schemes; and more were tending to young sprouts already showing prom ise of beauty yet to come. And thats in addition to the cala dium bulbs already planted in the to wns medians and small landscape areas along Interlake Boulevard and Main Avenue. By the time the Caladi um Festival arrives next month, Lake P lacid should be ablaze with color from the tropical plants. The Lake Placid Journal salutes those businesses and homeowners who are helping transform Lake Plac id into a showcase, utilizing the Cala dium Festivals namesake plants. Visitors to our town for the July 25-26-27 festiv al will surely be impressed. Stirring much of the gardening ex citement is a landscape contest host ed by the Greater Lake Placid Cham ber of Commerce, in cooperation with H appiness Farms. Prizes will be awarded for the best of the best, too. Judging will be in time for winners to be announced prior to the Caladium Festival. Participating businesses will be judged for overall aesthetic and de sign, creativity, and maintenance and car e. Prizes will be awarded for rst, second and third place. Chamber of Commerce executive director Eileen May said there is still plenty of time to enter the contest. The deadline for entries is Friday, June 27. But, she said, caladium bulbs should go in the ground immediately to en sure a grand display in time for the Ca ladium Festival. In fact, caladium experts at Happiness Farms say Fathers D ay was the last day to plant to ensure the plants are at their peak for judging and to greet our weekend visitors. Contest entry is just a phone call away. Join in the excitement by call ing the Chamber of Commerce at 863465-4331 to r egister for the caladium contest. Judging is set for Friday, July 18 with professional caladium grow ers helping choose winners. The caladium landscape contest has brought creative and beautiful de signs in past years and were certain this y ear will bring more of the same. We look forward to seeing Lake Plac id come alive with the robust colors of caladiums Working together we can showcase our town and its unique ca ladium industry. Be sure to enter your business .An editorial from The Lake Placid Journal.Landscape contest helps set color for Caladium FestivalNearly 5,000 of our ne men and women died in Iraq. Whos going to explain Iraq to their loved ones now? Whos going to explain why, if it was so impor tant that we had to go to I raq in 2003, we just walked away? Iraq is back in our liv ing rooms every night. O nly this time, its not a prime-time miniseries about how American military superiority top ples the bad guy and democratizes a brutal dictatorship. This time it s about a war with another bad ending for the United States another Viet nam. W ere watching the Iraqi government we created and propped up with billions being hu miliated by a bunch of M uslim extremists in pickup trucks. A third of Iraq is in the hands of ISIS. The Iraqi army, like the South Vietnamese army we trained before we bailed out of Vietnam, dropped their weapons, stripped off their uniforms and pretended to be plumbers. How can the families of our dead and wound ed soldiers stand watching Iraq split into three par ts and de-scend into a bloody sectarian Hell again ? I feel so sorry for the military families. What do you say now to a Gold Star Mother who lost her child ght-ing in Iraq? Can you explain to her what her son died for? Or explain why we wast ed 5,000 American lives and spent a tr illion dol lars there and then left? What was it that was so vital to our nation al interest that we went ther e in the rst place? If the whole idea of go ing to Iraq simply was to get r id of Saddam Hussein and his invis ible weapons of mass destr uction, we should have just sent some Spe cial Forces guys in to do the job in the middle of the night. Or we could have dropped a few smart bombs on Saddams fa vorite palace, the way my father did with G ad da in Libya in 1986. We didn t kill Moammar, but after that he didnt mis behave. I had ser ious doubts about the United States going to war in Iraq in 2003. But I joined the bi partisan pa-rade and suppor ted the com mander in chief. I gur ed George W. Bush knew more than I did about the situa tion in the Middle East. I also gur ed he had lots of good reasons to go to war and assumed his administration knew what it was going to do after our easy military victory. The Bush II adminis tration thought it was going to r eengineer Iraq into a democracy where Sunni, Shia and Kurd would live in peace and harmony like Germans, Italians and French do in Switzerland. My friend David Hack worth, who died in 2005, knew better He was the most decorated solid er in the his-tory of the U nited States, a critic of the military and a great military journalist. David, I once asked him, when will there be peace in the Middle East? His answer was blunt When theyre all dead. Im afraid Hack was right. The most powerful country on Earth hasnt been able to force peace to break out in the Mid dle East or even just I raq. Whats happening be fore our eyes in Iraq can be blamed on lots of people. Obamas No. 1 on my Top 10 list. But we conservatives have to take a lot of the blame too. It was us who supported going to war in Iraq in the rst place, even though Bush 43 didnt have an entrance strategy or an exit strat egy. B ack in 2003 I believe I really knew in my heart that Iraq was a bad idea. But I took the conser vative posi-tion of supporting the president on militar y and defense matters. I thought it was a good idea for us to go over there and kick Sad dams butt. As a conser vative who supported the war in Iraq and my president, I apologize to all of the families of those killed or wounded in Iraq. Going to war in Iraq seemed so right at the time. But I didnt think it through and neither did Washington. Next time, I promise Ill know better. Can Washington make that same promise?Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a po litical consultant, and autho. He is the founder of the email ser vice reagan.com and president of The Reag an Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.rea gan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to Reag an@caglecartoons.com. Follow @reaganworld on Twit ter. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.The hard lessons of Iraq GUEST COLUMNMichael Reagan Thanks for BBQ supportThe Egan Family would like to thank evreyone who came out and showed their support at Carlie Lynnes BBQ Bene t. More than $1,800 was r aised. A special thanks to all that contributed their time and donations: Carlie Lynnes Bar, bar tenders Matt, Diana and Amanda, N ancy for her help organizing the ben et, catsh provided by H og, Dave who cooked, auctioneer Big Rick, Dou gie who provided by corn, K immie for selling tickets and providing the jam balaya, Donna for the potato salad and beans Larry for the eggs and Budweiser lamp, Nor ma for the potato salad and dice game Diana, Liz and Kevin for selling tick ets, and the band, ThreeLegged Dog. W e truly hope we did not leave anyone out. A special thank you to each business that made a donation: Carlie Lynnes, Gator Shack, Currents Salon Deb bie, Ridge Florist Inc., B eef OBradys, Freds Bar, Hibachi Buffet, Hom ers Smorgasbord, Papa J ohns Pizza, Pizza Hut, Outback, Ruby Tuesdays, Classy Nails and Day Spa, Chilis, Dots Restaurant and T.J. Leathers. TT HE Ega EGA N F aA M IL yY Sebring SUBMI ssSS ION sS POLICYLetters to the editor should be 250 words or less. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, content, clarity and libel. Submission of a letter does not guarantee pub lication. All letters should include name, address and phone number Anonymous letters will be re jected. T wo letters per month per writer are allowed. Guest columns may be submitted once a month. All letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsSun staff. Submissions can be made via two methods: OO NLINEAt http://www.newssun.com/site/forms/ or email editor@newssun.com MM AIL/DROP OO FF2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, Fla., 33870

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A6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, June 20, 2014 www.newssun.com 3045825 3047862 City on the Circle. His 24 years in that ofce qualied him as the longest tenured mayor in Sebrings history. He retired in 1999. New Sebring Mayor John Shoop dedicated a plaque in his honor on the front of Sebring City Hall before Tues day nights city council meeting. Former councilwom an Pat Wilk and former municipal emplo yee Eldridge Pollard were among those attending the ceremonies, which were capped by a re ception in the foyer of city hall. He served over a quarter of the life of the city, remarked Se bring Assistant Administrator Bob Hoffman. R udasill was a re lentless booster of the city volunteering time at the 12 Hours of Se bring and hosting a reception for his counterpart in the sister city of S ebring, Ohio, among many other du ties as the mayor. As one of his last lo cal appearances, Rudasill took part in the S ebring Centennial Celebration, marking the citys 100th anni versary. MAYOR FROM PAGE A A 1 Barry Foster/News-SunSebring MM ayor John Shoop (left) and City AA ttorney Bob Swaine look at the newly-installed plaque honoring for mer mayor and councilman Smith R R udasill. Barry Foster/News-Sun AA plaque at city hall honors former mayor Smith RR udasill, who died in Januar y.recession by the lack of impact fees and I dont think not hav ing them has helped us in the past few y ears, he said. I do believe that new growth es pecially commercial gr owth needs to pay for itself a little bit. The fees were en acted to underwrite its impact on such things as roads, utilities, safe ty services and other municipal functions Agreeing that the fees should be sus pended for this year, E lwell suggested that as the market re turned, commissioners might re-implement the fees and phase them back in starting next year. We could announce that today then those folks that are on the fence might move a little quicker because it would be a better nancial time to get involved, he said. Elwell said that phasing them in could help in the de velopment of the individual revenue streams noting that ther e had been some objec tions to the methodology employed in the for mulation of some of the fees. He suggested that waiting three years might also hamper fu ture commissions in putting the fees back in as the construction market improves. Commission Chair man Greg Harris extracted an assurance fr om board attorney Ross Macbeth that de spite the ordinance, commissioners could indeed change their minds and bring the issue back up at will. Citizen John Dren nan a regular at commission meetings called upon com missioner Ron Handley to abstain, saying that as a contr actor he would benet from the suspension of the tax. Without comment Handley voted in fa vor of the measure. It passed b y a 3-1 mar gin. When the countys impact fees rst w ere suspended in 2009, some members of a packed audience gave commission ers a standing ovation, with r epresentatives of the Highlands Coun ty Builders Association, the Heartland Association of Realtors, and G roup for Better Government speak ing against the assessment. The late G uy Maxy, a county commission er at the time and a champion to hav e the fees removed, said the suspension of the fees would put food in peoples mouths. The fees originally were en acted in 2006 after a y ears worth of studies by the consulting rm of Tindale-Oliver. There were eight separate categories for the funds, includ ing correctional institutions, law enforcement, re rescue, emer gency medical services, library and parks and recreation with other money to be set aside for trans portation and schools. The fees w ere nev er assessed at full str ength. During their enactment, transpor tation and schools w ere assessed at 50 percent, with the oth ers collected at 25 per cent of what consultants said would be needed to keep fund ing levels concurrent with gr owth. Had commission ers taken no action at their T uesday session, the fees would auto matically have been r e-instated. IMPACT FROM PAGE A A 1 Katara Simmons/News-SunNew construction in Highlands County will be impact fee free for the next three years after Tuesdays vote by the county commission. Staff RR eportLAKE PLACID William Maurice Will Stageman, a for mer staff reporter for the N ews-Sun and lat er a frequent contributor for the Lake Placid J ournal, died Mon day at his Lake Placid home He was 59. Stageman was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and moved to Florida soon after college. He worked for the NewsSun for many years, mostly covering the Lake Placid area. Ill ness caused him to retire from a full-time car eer but Stageman continued writing for area publications as a freelance correspon dent. S tageman was known in the Lake Placid area as a sup porter of the towns festiv als and events. He was especially fond of writing and pho tographing the Lake P lacid Arts and Crafts Country Fair. A like ness of Stageman, with a camera slung around his neck and notepad in hand, is part of the Lake Placid Country Fair mural on the side of the MidFlor ida Credit Union building on North Main Ave nue. Will was tenacious as a reporter and a gifted writer, said Lake Placid Journal editor Mat Delaney. He cared about his community and the newspapers he served. It was a challenge to compete against Will and a pleasure to work alongside him. Im proud to have called Will my friend. Publisher Romona Washington worked with Stageman when he rst arrived in Se bring. Will was always fun to work with. H e truly cared about the town of Lake Plac id. In fact, the only thing I ev er heard him talk about more than the town of Lake Plac id was his son, Erik, W ashington said. Born, Aug. 24, 1954 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Grace and Rich ard Stageman, he was kno wn for his love of golf and family. He was a Lutheran. Sur vivors include a son E rik; father, Richard Stageman; sisters, Em ily Rollison and Susan S tageman; a broth er, Richard Stageman; and six nieces and nephews. Private services were held for the family.Former News-Sun reporter Stageman dies STAGEMA nN FI nN ERO FI nn NN I kK I n N Finero Frank Finnikin, 32, died June 10, 2014. MM arions Community Fu neral Chapel is in charge of the ar rangements. DEATH NOTICEFORT MYERS (AP) There may now be as many as 180 en dangered Florida panthers roaming in the wild, and state wild life ofcials are explor ing programs designed to encour age private landowners to wel come the big cats on their pr operty. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists updated their popu lation estimate for the panthers dur ing the agencys meeting this week in Fort Myers. The panther hovered on the brink of extinc tion in 1994 when just 20 to 30 panthers r e mained. After years of conser vation efforts, including the intro duction of a handful of pumas fr om Texas to southwest Florida, the number of panthers rose was estimated at 100 to 160 adult cats. The commission documented the births of 21 panther kittens last year. Panthers once ranged throughout the Southeast, but most are currently found south of the Caloosa hatchee River in Florida. Now that 180 adult panthers may be shar ing that area, ofcials say mor e large tracts of land will be needed to sustain a healthy pan ther population. Due to the expan sive habitat needs of the F lorida panther, the continued growth of their population pres ents a unique challenge to the FW C and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser vice, said FWC Commissioner Liesa Priddy. As panther range ex pands, impacts on private landowners will continue to incr ease. State ofcials say they are working to mitigate conicts be tween panthers and people as the number of the cats increases. In the 2012-2013 scal year, the commission documented 25 cases of domestic livestock or pets being preyed on by a panther, including 15 calves on commer cial cattle ranches. We know panthers can prey upon pets and livestock, and we strive to nd solutions that work for people who experience these very real losses, said Thom as Eason, director of the commission s Di vision of Habitat and S pecies Conservation.Experts: Florida panther population is rising

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My experiences there were life chang ing. You dont realize what y ou have here until you see what they have there, said Wash ington. B reauna, Washing tons oldest daughter, will be tr aveling to Tan zania with her to continue work on the inpr ogress orphanage with 25 other individ uals from all over the U.S. I feel like going on the mission trip will help improve myself. I will be helping oth ers by building this or phanage, but I will also lear n that having the latest fashion isnt go ing to make me happy. I feel like I will appreciate what I have in life and not be selsh, Breauna said. The orphanage has a 10-house plan. Work is currently under way on their fourth home and there are plans to start work on an adminis trative building. The facility curr ently hous es 20 children. The Global Vessels group will y to Wash ington on July 6 to meet up and then y together to Tanzania, beginning their work on July 7. The group will return on July 21. I want to make a difference and going on this trip will help me get a step closer to making that differ ence, said Breauna. W ashingtons young er daughter, India, will tr avel with her school, Walker Memorial Academy, to Nicaragua July 9-25. I wanted to go on this trip to have a lifechanging experience and to help others physically and spiritu ally, said India. The school gr oup will deliver school supplies, help repair restrooms in schools and help build a fence around the schools perimeter for security purposes. Being able to go on this trip means a lot to me because I know I can help change others lives and thats amaz ing, explained India. I ndia will travel with around 10 other stu dents from her school and ar ound four facul ty members. It will be the thir d missionary trip the Academy has provided students. The Washington sis ters originally planned to take the tr ip togeth er to Nicaragua, but later found out they could not since Breau na had graduated. The W ashington girls will be hosting a Zum ba fundraiser from 7-10 / p.m. Saturday at the Womans Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, to help offset some remaining costs on both trips. The event is $10 for adults and $5 for chil dren participants who ar e of the age 12 and younger. The Ruby Tuesdays in Sebring will also be helping with Breaunas trip. On Saturday, June 28, if customers men tion Breaunas name or G lobal Vessels, the res taurant will donate a por tion of the nights prots to Breaunas trip. Both of my daugh ters have always been inv olved with commu nity service and have hear ts that want to give back, they learned that from their grandmoth er, Kimberlie Washington said. B reauna graduated this year from Walk er Memorial Academy wher e she was the cap tain of her varsity basketball team. S he was also Miss Avon Park, is currently Miss Highlands Coun ty, and will compete for M iss Florida Teen USA in October. Breauna decided to stay close to home due to prior commit ments and will attend A dventist University of Health Sciences in Or lando this fall. I ndia, who is 15 and a freshman, plans to continue her involve ment and schooling in the fall at Walker Me morial Academy. Any money r aised above the remaining expenses will be used to purchase items for the children and or supplies for the or phanage. A dditional donations can be made to the Paypal account mizz trini75@gmail.com, checks wanting a r e ceipt for tax purposes can be made to G lob al Vessels and in the note section addr ess Breauna and Kimber lie Washington Africa Trip, or checks to K imberlie Washington can be mailed to 2120 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, 33825. For further ques tions, Kimberlie Washington can be reached at 414-1540.www.newssun.comFriday, June 20, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A7 VotedFASTEST OILCHANGE 12Yearsina Row!WESERVICE DIESELS ANDSEMIS. FLEET ACCOUNTS WELCOME.MOTORHOMES,OILCHANGE, FULLSERVICE:471-0700|3447U.S.South,Sebring(acrossfromDunkinDonuts)RACETHRU KWIKLUBE RACETHRU KWIKLUBE$39.95AND UP 3047859 3050708 Courtesy PhotoIndia Washington congratulates her older sister Breauna on her graduation from high school. Both girls have dreamed of going on their own mission trips since their mother did a trip in 2006. TRIPS FROM PAGE A A 1 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Noted local writer Christopher Tufey hits the authors trail Sun day when he appears at 6 / p.m. at Brews ters Coffee House for Scr ibes Night Out. Tufey, who retired as a News-Sun staff writer in 2013 and who majored in creative writing in college, will be the Featured Read er, reading from his no vel-in-progress. His story is one of love, loss and redemption, and is driven by a murder mystery inspired by a true Sebring crime. It is not a story of what actually hap pened; rather, its a story of what could have happened. T aking place in High lands County, the story is suspenseful, hear t breaking, funny and ultimately optimistic Several local individu als have loaned their r eal names to be used for several of the char acters making up the stor y. As usual, the evening will also include an open mic portion. Scribes Night Out is the name of the get-to gether for local writers, published or not, to read portions of their work on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Admission is free and those just wanting to listen are encour aged to attend. A variety of refreshments will be sold. F or more informa tion, call Larry Levey, the ev enings modera tor, at 385-8618.Tuffley to be guest reader at Scribes Night Out BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Ken Cross, 72, never used to care about the Vet erans Administration. H e rst went to a clin ic to assess his disability status seven years ago and thats when he learned of a policy he considers unfair. Retired veterans whose disability is not rated high enough 50 percent or higher still get a tax-free dis ability check the same as other r etired veter ans, but it comes out of their r etirement benets, he said. One doesnt have very much to do with the other, Cross said. Hes not the only one who believes so. U.S. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis has sponsored House Bill 303 (HR 303), called the Retired Pay Restoration Act. U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (17th District) is a co-spon sor, Cross said. U nder the bill, mili tary retired pay would not be r educed be cause a military retiree is also eligible for v eterans disabili ty compensation for a ser vice-connected dis ability. Cross said military retirees are those who made a car eer of service and retired af ter serving a certain number of y ears, ac cording to rank and pay gr ade. The bill would allow veterans to get both military retired pay and veterans disability compensation for any service-related disabil ity, whether they were r etired from the mili tary or discharged because of a service-related disability. C ross rst enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1960, and served in Goose Bay, Labra dor, from 1964-1965; in Vietnam from 19691970; and at numerous other assignments, in cluding three tours in O kinawa. He was sta tioned at McGuire Air F orce Base in N.J., Tra vis Air Force Base in C alif., Rickenbacker Air Force Base in Ohio and MacDill Air Force Base in Fla., from which he retired in 1983 as a Se nior Master Sergeant. H e has also taught Air Force Junior ROTC at Avon Park High School. He never went to Veterans Administra tion clinics, because he didn t like the level of care they provided. In 2007, when he was in Iowa, he had to sign up for VA medical insur ance at age 65. His local veterans affairs ofcer asked him if he had ev er had his disabili ties from service assessed. He hadnt. C ross went in to a VA clinic to assess a ripped-out knee from basic training, a bad back from falling down steps and loading transport planes, and a ringing in his ears from working on the ight line near jet engines. H is disability was rated at 40 percent: I had no clue what that was, Cross said. He soon learned the new rules had him paying for his own dis ability check. The only gain was that por tion of his retirement pay would be tax free. Cross isnt holding his breath that things will change. A simi lar bill died in the U.S. S enate, and he fears the House bill may die, too. He plans to keep pushing the issue, though. It would be cheaper to (just) pay the ones at 40 percent or be low, he said.Veteran pushing for fair disability pay

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A8 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, June 20, 2014 www.newssun.com About this time of the year, every year, shermen feel some what challenged to nd the sh any sh. The bass seem to have disappeared, the bluegills have nished their late spring spawn and dis persed into parts unknown and the crappie have re-schooled and sought r efuge in the open-water areas of most lakes. Summertime, par ticularly in our area can and often is a tough time to nd the sh. As each of the spe cies completes their annual spawn, water temperatures rise and areas of the lake that held sh last month now appear to be abandoned. Largemouth bass can always be found in the heavy vegeta tion, but many will seek deeper water as summer approaches. Shallow water lakes like Istokpoga and Okeechobee will often house huge schools of bass in the deepest ar eas of the lake even though those deep est areas may be 9 feet deep or less Water temperatures in excess of 80 degrees will push large schools of baitsh deeper and the bass will follow. But deep water alone is not the an swer. F ishermen need to look for subtle breaks of changes in the lake bottom. Often a 6-inch drop can hold sh, while a gradual incline will typically be barren. Bass relate to struc ture and breaklines. F ind one or the oth er and youll nd the sh. J igs, plastic worms and slow-rolling spin nerbaits will often be the r ight choice, whether youre sh ing in 6 feet of water or 30. D iving crankbaits will also work well during this time of the year. Many diving baits are designed to run 18 to 24 feet deep, and they can often be more effective than jigs or plastic worms. Deeper lakes, like Placid and June al most require a good depthnder With brushpiles and other structure locat ed along the lake bottom, a good sonar unit will assist y ou in nding these struc tures. U sing a mark er buoy to mark the ar ea, many shermen will drop-shot the brushpile with shaky head jigs and plastic worms. Carolina rigs can also be very effective in deeper water. But dont give up on the heavy vegetation. Some bass, in shal low and deep lakes will nev er go to deep water and can be caught in the reeds and lily pads. Flipping and pitch ing jigs and plastic worms is the best technique Unlike earlier in the year when bass will often be on the edg es of the reeds or lily pads summertime warm water will often nd them deep within cover. Bluegills are now scattered throughout the shoreline, while shellcrackers can typ ically found in a little deeper water Crickets are the key in 3-6 feet of water. Redworms, wax worms and mealworms work best in deeper water Once a school is lo cated, theres no reason to keep looking since the school of pansh will remain in place for most of the day. Bluegills love struc ture. S imilar to bass, they are opportunistic feeders and cover of any kind provides an ambush point to pick off an unwary min now. Early mor ning and late afternoon are the best times to go after bluegills. Many shermen use wet and dry ies and small popping bugs. The bluegill are there for the taking if you take the time to locate a school. Crappies have moved out into deep er water and are reschooling as they fol low baitsh. Often mo ving to the deepest water in the lake, crappie will be constantly on the move. Minnows and small jigs are all thats need ed to catch them, and once located a SPORTsS FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonSummer haunts for bass, bluegill and crappie Special to the News-SunThis past weekend the Sebring Pitching Machine All-Stars trav eled to Okeechobee to par ticipate in the Dixie Youth District 8 Tour nament. T eams participat ing in that division included Sebring, Avon P ark, Lake Placid and Okeechobee. The 12 boys on the team were selected from one of six spring season teams. They were nominat ed and voted on by the six head coaches of the season. Together they are the Sebring Pitching Ma chine All-Stars and are led b y head coach, Wil liam Sebring. W illiam is assisted by Colin Evans, Eldon Wy att and Bobby Green. The bo ys have been practicing together and participating in tournaments as a team for the past six weeks in preparation for the District Tournament. They proved that hard work, commit ment and dedication really do pay off when they won the D i xie Youth Pitching Machine District Eight Title on Fathers Day. The rst game for S e bring was Friday night against A von Park, with Sebring having the home-eld advantage. Due to rain and lightning delays, the 8 / p.m. game was a cou ple of hours late getting started. S ebring had some big hitters during that game with Chase Se vigny and George Sebring both hitting an in-the-par k home run. Cody Littleeld went two-for-two and had three RBI. The game was inter rupted once with another lightning delay dur ing the rst inning. The game resumed but nished shortly af ter when Avon Park for feited after the top of the second inning. The game ended around 11:30 / p.m. with a score of 21-0. Day two Sebring was back in Okeechobee to face the hosts after they had beaten Lake Placid the night before. Sebring was up to bat rst and Okeechobee came out defensive ly strong, shutting Sebring down in the rst four batters Sebrings defense re acted with the same, four batters up three down. Third baseman Clay ton Evans and pitcher Brad Benton both elded balls and made the throw to the rst baseman Ezera Jack son for the outs. I n the bottom of the third inning a line drive was hit straight up the middle. Short stop, Jayden Garrett made a div e for the ball and managed an amazing catch just be fore hitting the ground. Offensiv ely, Brody Green was on re go ing three-for-three at bat with a single two doubles and three RBI. Austin Joiner went two-for-two with an RBI. The game ended af ter the fourth inning with a scor e of 15-1 in favor of Sebring. The win advanced Sebring to the cham pionship game scheduled for the next after noon. I t put Okeechobee in the bracket to play Sebring All-Stars take PM District Title Courtesy photo/The Sebring All-Stars rolled through the competition to take the District 8 Tournament championship and stamp their ticket for State. Front row, left to right: Aiden Wyatt, Jayden Garrett, Cody Littleeld, Chase Sevigny, Brad Benton and Clayton Evans. Middle row, left to right: Ezera Jackson, Rhett Vaughn, George Sebring, Brody Green, Austin Joiner and Zain Carmichael. Back row, left to right: Eldon Wyatt, Bobby Green, Colin Evans, William Sebring. SEE CHAMPS | A10SEE FISH | A10 TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball WriterMIAMI LeBron James is leaving. For a family vacation, that is. The Miami Heat star said thats his rst or der of business, and dur ing the time away from basketball hell start the process of moving past this sea son and looking toward the future. I just want to win. Thats all that mat ters to me, James said T uesday after emerg ing from the nal team meeting, one wher e coach Erik Spoels tra urged his team take plenty of pr ide from the season, even though the end re sult was an NBA Finals loss to S an Antonio. I havent even begun to even think about what my future holds or what I have in store. I will sit down with my team at some point, my family as well. To day denitely wasnt the day If my family is hap py, then Im happy and able to per form at a high level. If so, then theyve been happy during his rst four years in Mi ami: James has been to the NBA F inals all four seasons in which hes played for the Heat, capturing two cham pionships, and no one in the league o ver that span has logged more minutes, made more eld goals or won more games than the fourtime MVP. And now he could leave. James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can all become free agents, though none have made decisions on whether theyll opt out. They came togeth er amid much fanfare in 2010, and this sum -James says vacation first, then decision on futureSEE JAM EE S | A10 MCT photoLeBron James said hell take some vacation time before making any decisions.

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www.newssun.comFriday, June 20, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A9 3050708 VotedFASTEST OILCHANGE 12Yearsina Row!WESERVICE DIESELS ANDSEMIS. FLEET ACCOUNTS WELCOME.MOTORHOMES,OILCHANGE, FULLSERVICE:471-0700|3447U.S.South,Sebring(acrossfromDunkinDonuts)RACETHRU KWIKLUBE RACETHRU KWIKLUBE$39.95AND UP 3047859 Summer Sunrise 5K SeriesSEBRING The inaugural Summer Sunrise 5K S eries continues its next three races Saturdays June 28, July 12 and August 16 at Highlands Hammock State Park starting at 7 / a.m. The unique series will award trophies to winners in 5-year age divisions whose cumu lative times in all four r aces are the fastest. Individual races may be entered for $12, but will not be eligible for series awards or shirt. Entry forms at: cbro jek@comcast.net at 385-4736. C ome test your skills in this exciting new race series!SHS Summer of SwimSebring High School will be offering swim ming lessons with four sessions to choose from. The rst session be gins Monday, June 9 and r uns through Friday, June 20. The second session runs from June 23July 3, the third ses sion July 7-July 18 and the four th from July 21-August 1. Registrations are being taken at the front ofce of Sebring High School during the day from 9 / a.m.-2 / p.m., where ofce secretar ies will be able to sign y ou up. For questions, call 471-5500, ext. 229, or 381-7092 and leave a message for Ms. Pat. Emails can also be sent to catonp@high lands.k12..us. The S ebring High School pool is open Monday through Friday from 6-7:30 / p .m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 / p.m. Cost is $2 per swim mer, and family passes are available at $50 for rst family mem ber and $15 for each additional. S ebring Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each week day, Monday through F riday. 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 with out Mother/Father. P art 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 com fortable in water. 6. Lev el 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 ele mentary back stroke 25 yar ds. 8. Level VI: Part A Personal Water Safety/ Diving Fundamentals. Students must be able to swim 100 yards, tread water for 3 min utes, backstroke 100 yar ds. Will learn basics of diving. Part B Fitness Swimmer/Diving Fundamentals. Students will learn necessary skills to make swimming part of their exercise pro gram. Will learn basics of diving. Ther e will be a $50 fee for the twoweek session and stu dents will be enrolled on a rst come, rst served basis. There will be no re funds after completion of registration and payment of fees un less the swim class is cancelled. Ther e must be at least four swimmers per class for the les sons to be taught.Choices Golf for Life TournamentSEBRING The Choices Pregnancy Care Centers Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 21, at the Sebring Municipal Golf Course with an 8 / a.m. shotgun start. The $60 entry fee in cludes golf, one mulligan, one rafe ticket, riding cart, lunch at the C addy Shack, a $10,000 Hole-In-One contest and much more. Choices Pregnancy Care Center offers women in Highlands and Hardee Counties an alternative to abortion, providing them with the knowl edge they need dur ing unplanned or unwanted pregnancy to make life-afr ming decisions. Choices Pregnancy Care Center is a 501c3 organization and rely strictly on fundraisers and private donors. Please join us for a day of golf, food and fun. Register your team before Wednesday, June 18, at www.cpc cpartners.com, or by calling (863) 386-0307. W alk-ins are welcome.Panther/ Blue Streak Baseball CampSEBRING South Florida State College baseball is teaming up with the Sebring Blue Streaks for a Summer Youth Baseball Camp for youth players aged 5-13 at Firemens Field. The camp will run Monday through Thursday, June 23-26, meeting each day from 9 / a.m.-2 / p.m., with a cost of $80 for the week. For additional camp ers from the same family, $5 discounts do apply All campers will re ceive a camp T-shirt. R egistration each day is from 8-8:30 / a.m., with the camp then getting underway with all aspects of baseball fundamentals, drills, stations, games and awards on the nal day. SFSC head coach Rick Hitt and Sebring head coach Jasone DeWitt will serve as camp directors, with instruction given from the coaches of the Panther and Blue Streak baseball teams. Campers should bring a glove, cap and any baseball attire de sired, ensuring all gear is mar ked. Register by phone by calling the SFSC Baseball ofce at 7847036, or coach DeWitt at 528-4933, or register the morning of the rst camp session. Walk-up registra tions are accepted. A pplications can be found at www.south orida.edu/athletics/ baseball/camp Checks should be made payable to Sebring Baseball.Heartland Football CampSEBRING The Mary Toney H.O.P.E. Foundation brings the 2014 Heartland Football Camp to the Highlands County Sports Complex on Saturday, June 28, from 9 / a.m. to 4 / p.m. for campers from grades 4 through 12, as of the fall of 2014. The camp will in clude football fundamentals, speed and agility tr aining, charac ter development and guest speakers There will be former Miami Hurricanes, South Florida Bulls and many more col lege standouts that will be ser ving as camp coaches, with the added possibility of former and current NFL players as well. Cost is $20, which in cludes all camp insruction, insurance, lunch, camp T -shirt and awards. Pre-registration days will be held at the Firemens Fieldhouse on Saturday, June 14, from 8 / a.m.-Noon and Thursday, June 19, from 4-7 / p.m. Camp T-shirts will be given to all campers who pre-register be fore Monday, June 23. M ake checks pay able to Wings of Faith Chr istian Worship Center, with check memo as Mary Toney Hope Foundation. For more informa tion, contact coach LaV aar Scott at 2143880, LaV39@yahoo. com, or coach Mike Avirett at 381-4098 or coach Princeton Harris at 381-8898.Walker Volleyball CampAVON PARK All girls entering 6th to 12th grade next school year (up to 18 years old) that are interested in playing volleyball, plan to join in the fun at Volleyball Camp! Learn basic skills, team concepts and competition rules. Camp fee is $100 and includes a t-shirt, awards and prizes. The camp is coached b y Sharlene Naar and will begin on Monday, June 23 and continue through Friday, June 27 from 9 / a.m. to 12 / p.m. in the Walker Memorial Academy Gym located at 1525 W. Avon Blvd. Avon Park. For more informa tion or to register, call 453-3131 extension 201.Co-Ed Basketball CampAVON PARK All girls and boys entering 6th to 12th grade next school year (up to 18 years old) that are in terested in playing basketball, plan to join in the fun at B asketball Camp. Learn advanced drills, team play, set plays, contests and competition. Camp fee is $100, which includes a t-shirt. There will be MVP awards and Most Improved Contest. Coached by Bill Farmer, Boyette Magpayo and for mer Walker Memorial A cademy players, the camp will begin on Sunday, June 29 from 9 / a.m.-Noon and 1-5 / p.m. Monday, June 30 and continue through Friday, July 3 from 9 / a.m.-Noon in the Walker Memorial Academy Gym located at 1525 W. Avon Blvd. in Avon Park. For more informa tion or to register, call 453-3131 ext. 201. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTS TODAYCOLLEGE BASEBALL %  NCAA World Series, Game 12 8 p.m. ESPNFIFA WORLD CUP %  Italy vs. Costa Rica 11:30 a.m. ESPN %  Switzer land vs. France 2:30 p.m. ESPN %  Honduras vs. Ecuador 5:30 p.m. ESPNGOLF %  EuroPGA Irish Open 10 a.m. GOLF %  U.S. W omens Open 3 p.m. ESPN2 %  PGA T ravelers Championship 3 p.m. GOLFMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL %  Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 4 p.m. WGN %  Houston at T ampa Bay 7 p.m. SUNSA tT URDAYAUTO RACING %  NASCAR Den ver 200, Qual. 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 %  NASCAR   Gardner Denver 200 2:45 p.m. ABCBOXING %  Robert Guerrero vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai 10 p.m. SHO WCOLLEGE BASEBALL %  NCAA World Series, Game 13 3 p.m. ESPN2 %  NCAA W orld Series, Game 14 8 p.m. ESPNFIFA WORLD CUP %  Argentina vs. Iran 11:30 a.m. ESPN %  Ger many vs. Ghana 2:30 p.m. ESPN %  Nigeria vs. Bosnia 5:30 p.m. ESPNGOLF %  PGA Travelers Championship 1 p.m. GOLF %  U.S. W omens Open 3 p.m. NBC %  PGA T ravelers Championship 3 p.m. CBS %  PGA Encompass Championship 3 p.m. GOLF mM AJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL %  Houston at T ampa Bay 4 p.m. SUN %  Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. FO XS pP OR tsTS O O N tv TV S pP OR tsTS O O N tv TV Major League BaseballAmerican League East W L Pct GB T oronto 41 32 .562 Ne w York 37 33 .529 2 Baltimore 37 34 .521 3 Boston 34 38 .472 6 T ampa Bay 28 45 .384 13 Central W L Pct GB Kansas City 39 32 .549 Detroit 36 32 .529 1 Cle veland 36 36 .500 3 Chicago 35 37 .486 4 Minnesota 32 38 .457 6 W est W L Pct GB Oakland 44 28 .611 Los Angeles 38 32 .543 5 Seattle 37 35 .514 7 T exas 35 37 .486 9 Houston 32 41 .438 12 W ednesdays Games Kansas City 2, Detroit 1 Baltimore 2, Tampa Bay 0 Boston 2, Minnesota 1, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 7, San Francisco 6 Oakland 4, Texas 2 Washington 6, Houston 5 N.Y. Yankees 7, Toronto 3 L.A. Angels at Cleveland, ppd., rain San Diego 2, Seattle 1 Thursdays Games L.A. Angels at Cleveland, late Kansas City at Detroit, late Seattle at San Diego, late Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, late Houston at Tampa Bay, late Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, late Boston at Oakland, late Fridays Games Baltimore (U.Jimenez 2-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 4-5), 7:05 / p.m. Detroit (Porcello 8-4) at Cleveland (McAllister 3-4), 7:05 / p.m. Houston (Cosart 6-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 5-6), 7:10 / p.m. Toronto (Dickey 6-5) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 7:10 / p.m. Chicago White Sox (Noesi 2-5) at Minnesota (Nolasco 4-5), 8:10 / p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 5-3) at Kansas City (Shields 8-3), 8:10 / p.m. Boston (Doubront 2-4) at Oakland (J.Chavez 6-4), 10:05 / p.m. Texas (J.Saunders 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Rich ards 6-2), 10:05 / p.m.LEAGUE LEADE RR SB AA TTING VMartinez, Detroit, .332; Altuve, Houston, .329; Cano, Seattle, .327; Brantley, Cleveland, .323; Rios, Texas, .319. RURU NSDozier, Minnesota, 55; Donaldson, Oakland, 54; Bautista, Toronto, 51; Brantley, Cleveland, 49; Trout, Los Angeles, 47. RR BINCruz, Baltimore, 58; MiCabrera, Detroit, 56; Moss, Oakland, 55; Encarnacion, Toronto, 54; Trout, Los Angeles, 54. HITSAltuve, Houston, 96; MeCabrera, To ronto, 89; Markakis, Baltimore, 89; Rios, T exas, 89; 4 tied at 86. DOUDOU BLESAltuve, Houston, 23; MiCabrera, Detroit, 23; Pedroia, Boston, 22; Plouffe, Min nesota, 22; 4 tied at 21. T R R IPLESRios, Texas, 8; Bourn, Cleveland, 5; Trout, Los Angeles, 5; Eaton, Chicago, 4; Gardner, New York, 4; 14 tied at 3. H O O ME RU RU NSNCruz, Baltimore, 22; JAbreu, Chicago, 20; Encarnacion, Toronto, 20; Don aldson, Oakland, 17; VMartinez, Detroit, 17; Moss, Oakland, 17; 3 tied at 16. ST OO LEN B A A SESAltuve, Houston, 24; RDavis, Detroit, 20; Ellsbury, New York, 18; AEsco bar, Kansas City, 18; Andrus, Texas, 16; 3 tied at 15. PITCHING Tanaka, New York, 11-1; Buehrle, Toronto, 10-4; FHernandez, Seattle, 8-2; Ka zmir, Oakland, 8-2; Shields, Kansas City, 8-3; Scherzer Detroit, 8-3; Porcello, Detroit, 8-4; Keuchel, Houston, 8-4; Lackey, Boston, 8-4. E RA RA Tanaka, New York, 1.99; Kazmir, Oak land, 2.05; FHernandez, Seattle, 2.22; Bueh rle, Toronto, 2.32; Darvish, Texas, 2.39; K euchel, Houston, 2.63. ST R R IKE OU OU TSFHernandez, Seattle, 122; Price, Tampa Bay, 121; Tanaka, New York, 113; Scherzer, Detroit, 111; Darvish, Texas, 109; Kluber, Cleveland, 108; Lester, Boston, 105. S A A VES Holland, Kansas City, 21; Rodney, Seattle, 18; Perkins, Minnesota, 17; DavRobert son, New York, 17. NN ational League East W L Pct GB W ashington 37 33 .529 Atlanta 36 35 .507 1 Miami 36 35 .507 1 Philadelphia 32 38 .457 5 Ne w York 32 40 .444 6 Central W L Pct GB Milw aukee 43 30 .589 St. Louis 39 33 .542 3 Cincinnati 35 35 .500 6 Pittsburgh 34 37 .479 8 Chicago 30 40 .429 11 W est W L Pct GB San F rancisco 43 29 .597 Los Angeles 40 34 .541 4 Colorado 34 38 .472 9 San Diego 30 42 .417 13 Arizona 31 44 .413 13 W ednesdays Games Philadelphia 10, Atlanta 5 Chicago Cubs 6, Miami 1 N.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis 2 Chicago White Sox 7, San Francisco 6 Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 4 Washington 6, Houston 5 Arizona 4, Milwaukee 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, Colorado 0 San Diego 2, Seattle 1 Thursdays Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late Milwaukee at Arizona, late Seattle at San Diego, late Atlanta at Washington, late N.Y. Mets at Miami, late Philadelphia at St. Louis, late Fridays Games Pittsburgh (Morton 4-7) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 4-7), 4:05 / p.m. Atlanta (Minor 2-4) at Washington (Strasburg 6-5), 7:05 / p.m. N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 3-0) at Miami (H.Alvarez 3-3), 7:10 / p.m. Toronto (Dickey 6-5) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 7:10 / p.m. Philadelphia (A.Burnett 4-6) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-0), 8:15 / p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 5-4) at Colorado (Berg man 0-1), 8:40 / p.m. San F rancisco (Lincecum 5-4) at Arizona (Col lmenter 4-4), 9:40 / p.m. L.A. Dodger s (Haren 7-4) at San Diego (Ken nedy 5-8), 10:10 / p.m.LEAGUE LEADE RR SB AA TTING Tulowitzki, Colorado, .356; Lucroy, Milwaukee, .341; Puig, Los Angeles, .325; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, .321; CGomez, Mil waukee, .313; McGehee, Miami, .310. RURU NSTulowitzki, Colorado, 56; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 55; Pence, San Francisco, 53; Stan ton, Miami, 51; 3 tied at 46. RR BI Stanton, Miami, 57; Goldschmidt, Ari zona, 52; Howard, Philadelphia, 47; Tulowit zki, Colorado, 45; 5 tied at 44. HITS Goldschmidt, Arizona, 89; Lucroy, Milwaukee, 89; DanMurphy, New York, 86; P ence, San Francisco, 86; AMcCutchen, Pitts burgh, 84; McGehee, Miami, 84; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 84. DOUDOU BLESGoldschmidt, Arizona, 27; Lucroy, Milwaukee, 25; Utley, Philadelphia, 24; SCas tro, Chicago, 22; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; 3 tied at 20. T R R IPLESDGordon, Los Angeles, 7; BCrawford, San Francisco, 5; YY elich, Miami, 5; 8 tied at 4. H O O ME RU RU NS Stanton, Miami, 20; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 18; Frazier, Cincinnati, 16; Gattis, Atlanta, 16; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 15; Rizzo, Chicago, 14; JUpton, Atlanta, 14. ST OO LEN B A A SESDGordon, Los Angeles, 37; BHamilton, Cincinnati, 28; Revere, Philadel phia, 20; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 17; EYoung, Ne w York, 17; 3 tied at 13. PITCHINGSimon, Cincinnati, 10-3; Greinke, Los Angeles, 9-3; Wainwright, St. Louis, 9-3; Lohse, Milwaukee, 8-2; Ryu, Los Angeles, 8-3. E RA RA Cueto, Cincinnati, 1.92; Wainwright, St. Louis, 2.15; Teheran, Atlanta, 2.31; Cashner, San Diego, 2.36; Hudson, San Francisco, 2.39; Beckett, Los Angeles, 2.49. ST R R IKE OU OU TSStrasburg, Washington, 113; Cueto, Cincinnati, 111; Bumgarner, San Fran cisco, 104; Kennedy, San Diego, 98; Greinke, Los Angeles, 97; Miley, Arizona, 93. S A A VES FrRodriguez, Milwaukee, 22; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 20; Jansen, Los Angeles, 20; Romo, San Francisco, 20; Rosenthal, St. Louis, 20; Street, San Diego, 19; 3 tied at 16.Arena Football League NN ATI ONON AL C ONON FE RR E NN CE W est W L T Pct PF P A y-Arizona 13 0 0 1.000 854 612 Los Angeles 3 9 0 .250 440 619 San Antonio 1 12 0 .077 560 770 Pacic W L T Pct PF P A x-San Jose 9 4 0 .692 718 528 Spokane 6 7 0 .462 650 609 Portland 3 10 0 .231 575 707 AME R R ICA N N C ON ON FE R R E N N CE South W L T Pct PF P A Orlando 8 5 0 .615 744 733 T ampa Bay 7 6 0 .538 684 708 Jackson ville 4 8 0 .333 607 617 Ne w Orleans 2 10 0 .167 523 704 East W L T Pct PF P A Cleveland 11 1 0 .917 645 517 Pittsburgh 10 3 0 .769 723 570 Philadelphia 6 7 0 .462 751 713 Iow a 6 7 0 .462 641 708 x-clinched pla yoff spot y-clinched division Fridays Games Iowa at Pittsburgh, 7 / p.m. San Antonio at Spokane, 10 / p.m. Saturdays Games Cleveland at Philadelphia, 6 / p.m. Orlando at Tampa Bay, 7:30 / p.m. Jacksonville at New Orleans, 8 / p.m. Los Angeles at Arizona, 9 / p.m.

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A10 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, June 20, 2014 www.newssun.com r frntrbnn nntn rfntbnb bnfbb nbbb b ff f ffbb ttn r frn rfrntbtbtbr r br r r 3052734 Lake Placid later the same day to determine who would challenge Sebring in the champi onship game. O keechobee took the game by two runs, ad vancing to the championship game against S ebring. And so on day three, Sebring headed back to Okeechobee to spend Fathers Day playing for the best gift any of their dads could hope for, a district title. Sebring was up to bat rst and four runs were put up on the board by Sebring be fore the defense hit the eld. S ebrings defense was hot, throwing the rst three batters out at rst base. At the top of the second inning, Okeechobees defense retaliated, throwing each of the rst three batters out at rst. But defensively Se bring was on top, as they managed thr ee batters up and three down in two of the next three innings, al lowing only one run in the thir d. Rhett Vaughn went three-for-three with an RBI, Zain Carmi chael followed suit also going thr ee-for-three with an RBI. Aiden Wyatt laid a perfect bunt down the rst-base line, manag ing a base hit for himself and two RBI. The game ended af ter the fourth inning with a scor e of 17-1 to clinch for Sebring the Dixie Youth District 8 Championship. The players and coaches received tro phies along with a league tr ophy. The win advanc es the team to the state tour nament, to be played in Marian na Saturday, June 28 thr ough Thursday, July 3. The team has been working very hard to raise the funds need ed for them and their families to tr avel to North Florida for the state tournament. They have raised ap proximately half what is needed at this time and have a couple of more fundraisers planned. Please come out and support the Sebring Pitching Machine AllStars who will be rep resenting the entire distr ict at the state tournament. There will be a car wash on Saturday, June 21, from 9 / a.m. to 1 / p.m. at Eye Express in Sebring across from Wal-Mart. The boys will also be collecting donations in front of the North Pub lix during the car wash. O n Sunday, June 22, please bring your fam ily to SweetFrog Frozen Y ogurt between 1 / p.m. and 8 / p.m. Mention Sebring All-Stars at the regis ter and a portion of the sale will go to our team. The yogurt shop is located next to Beef OBradys in Sebring. CHAMPS FROM PAGE A A 8sherman can easily catch a limit. Trolling is perhaps the best way to locate a school of crappies. I prefer drift shing with multiple rods us ing crappie rigs and minno ws. With a decent breeze, you can cov er a pretty large area and typically when you catch one, there will be others from the same school. Last but not least is the catsh. Not surprisingly, we have a lot of sher men in this are that sh ex clusively for catsh, and they do very well through the summer months. Most drift sh with pre-packaged stinky catsh bait, while oth ers use nightcrawlers. All the lakes hav e a strong population of this bottom feed er and a couple of nice catsh can make a ne meal. I was out last Friday on Lake Istokpoga and there was no shortage of hungry bass willing to strike a Medlock jig. Most of the bass we caught were in the 2-3 pound range with one 5-pounder caught lat er in the day. Although we caught a few in the reeds, most were in the pads.Don Norton is a professional tournament bass sherman, bass shing guide, and custom rod b uilder. He lives in the Golf Hammock area of Sebring with his wife Lexie, and is the owner of a custom rod building company appro priately named The American Fisherman. He is also the o wner of REDS II, a fullservice shing tackle store lo cated at 3603 Sebring Parkway, in Sebring, FL. You can r each him at 863-273-4998 or by email at donorton13@ gmail.com. Visit his REDS FISHING facebook page or his website at theamerican sherman.com. or stop by the stor e to see him anytime. FISH FROM PAGE A A 8 SNAPs S HOTs S GOLF Golf HammockLast Monday, June 16, the Mezza Group played Individual ProAm Points. In A group, Don Brewer won with +4 and there was a tie at +1 between Paul (Taffy) Brown and Jim Gulick. B group was lead by Bob Triers +2 to win and Mike Anselm came in second at +1. Joe Martini took rst place in C group with +1, followed by Jan Nigh at Even. In D group, Phil Raymond was in rst place with +5, sec ond place was taken b y Jack Stafford at +2, with Ralph Pickering in third at Even. E group saw Bob Troup take rst with +4 and Delbert Nelson took second with -1. Big Jim Daigneault won F group with +10, followed by Tony Frances at +4. G groups Doug Haire took rst place with +6, followed by Karl Mellor at +4. And in H group, Ron Geoque won with +3, followed by Dick Lindsay who had +2. Next Monday the Mezza Group will con tinue to play at Golf H ammock beginning at 7:45 / a.m. Please arrive early due to a big eld of players. For more informa tion, call Pete at 4142110 or 382-1280.Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association played a 1-2-2 Best Ball tourna ment on Wednesday, J une 18. Taking rst, with a -31, was the team of Bob McMillian, Tony Grande and Budy Snyder. Jack Marceau, Jack Hoerner and Ed Bartusch nished sec ond with a -25, while K en Burnette, Lane Capp, Russ Isaacs and Wayne Wood were third at -21. Closest to the pin for the day went to Bartusch, who hit to an even six feet on No. 6. The Womens Golf Association played an Individual Net Odd Holes event on Tuesday, June 17. Pam Thomas came away the winner, scor ing a 38 for her round, with K aren Wallin tak ing second with 42 and Dor is Berube third with a 44. Wallin did have closest to the pin on the day, hitting to 12feet, 8-inches from No. 11.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, June 14, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association put on a Four Man Team tournament on Cougar Trail in which the Front 9 was a Scramble and the Back 9 was scored as One Best Ball (Net of Handicap). The four teams had total team handicaps of 55, 56, 56 and 57; about as evenly bal anced as possible. F irst place went to Ken Kirby, Ed Clay, Dave Docherty and Leon Van, who scram bled for 28 on the F ront, had a one best ball of 27 on the Back 9, for a net total of 55 strokes. Second place went to Jan Hard, Joe Austin, John Schroeder and Ed Grifth with a net 31 on the Front and 25 on the Back for 56 strokes. Coming in third was Gene Hearn, Vern Hoffman, Ray McKenzie and Jay Payne with a Scramble of 32, a One Best Ball of 26 and a total 58 strokes. Last but not least, Will David, Richie Eastep, Charlie Keniston, and Chips Ryan came in fourth with 62 strokes (31 and 31). mer might be similar in many ways for that trio, the Heat and the NBA as a whole with all eyes on what theyll do. I feel more at ease this time, James said, adding that it was out of control. It was the craziest sum mer Ive ever been a par t of. ... Im de nitely in a better place r ight now even though in 2010 I got put out in the postseason earli er than I expected or didn t accomplish what I wanted to, and I have kind of the same feel ing now. J ames said that at some point, he, Wade and Bosh will gather to talk about their plans. They have until June 29 to inform the Heat whether they will exer cise their rights to become free agents. JAMES FROM PAGE A A 8

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LIVING B Friday, June 20, 2014 Photo courtesy of Getty Images Family Features Many homeowners install granite or marble countertops and vanities for their durability and to add more value to the home. But in the end, nothing beats the most visible benet that rich shine and luster right after the workmen install the new natural stone. Its that gorgeous shine homeowners de sire to maintain. For some, their lustrous gr anite or marble surfaces are the envy of dinner guests. For others, its a feeling of frustration and disappointment, most like ly due to lack of knowledge and education on maintaining the life and beauty of nat ural stone. While literally solid as a rock, natur al stone isnt impervious to wear and tear, and it requires correct and regu lar care and maintenance. Its important to understand the shine on gr anite is not from applying a wax, but a natural shine that goes through a rigorous process. Quarried from the earths surface using a combination of diamond wire cables, drills and even dynamite, these stone blocks weigh in at around 40,000 pounds. The blocks are then taken to a factory for pro cessing. A giant gang saw using diamond blades slices the blocks into a calibr at ed thickness similar to a giant bread slic er. The next step is over to a polishing line wher e they pass under diamond polishing heads that apply thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch. Here, ner and ner grits bring out the natural polish of the stone. From there the slabs are bun dled and shipped to your local stone man ufacturer and installer to be further cut to a homeo wners needs. Its this factory nish that enhances their inherent charac teristics veins, swirls, crystals prior to installations in kitchens and baths There are two common routes to pur sue to maintain natural stones durabil ity and to ensure that brilliant shine persists. One option is contracting with a stone res toration specialist. These professionals can clean, seal and polish y our natural stone. This does, however, come with a formi dable price tag north of $250 to $500 a visit. A mor e palatable option is the do-ityourself route. Theres a lower price tag, less than $50, with more of an investment in a homeowners time and attention. But do your homework rst, cau tions Lenny Sciarrino, a third-generation stone car e expert and co-founder of Gran ite Gold brand stone care products. Com mon household cleaning products can damage gr anite, marble and other natural stone, and that can lead to costly repair and r eplacement. To maintain that rich shine from when the stone was rst installed, Sciarrino ad vises homeowners make sure the granite or marble is sealed upon installation. I ts not uncommon for a new counter to be in stalled without a protective seal, leaving it immediately susceptible to stains and etches. After installation, he said, plan a regular routine of daily cleaning and fre quent polishing. Homeowners should often test the in tegrity of the protective seal, even sched uling it like they do when changing bat teries twice yearly at daylight saving time. H eres an easy way to do that: Pour wa ter (about 3 inches in diameter) on the sur face in several locations and let it sit for 30 minutes. If you see a dark mark or ring, the water is penetrating the stone and its time to re seal.Maintaining luster and shine on granite counters and other natural stone surfaces Simple Stain Removal StepsWhile many people believe that stains are impossible to remove from granite and other natural stone surfaces, there are simple steps you can take to remove or reduce these unsightly blemishes. PROTECT YOUR STONE INVE sS T MENTBeyond the basics, stone care expert Len ny Sciarrino offers some ad ditional tips for caring for your nat ural stone kitchen and bathroom surfaces: %  Don t use everyday household cleaners, as they can be too harsh on stone and lead to costly repair or replacement. %  Seal regular ly for the best protection. Have a stone back splash? Its just as important to seal. %  K eep stone oors safe with mats and regular damp mopping to catch abrasive particles that can scratch the sur face. Lift, dont drag, fur niture to avoid risk of scratching oors. Dont polish oors they will become too slippery and will risk injury. %  P olish regularly (ex cept stone oors) to increase the shine, color and beauty of your stone and rein force its protec tive seal. %  Use safe-on-stone scrubbing pads and brushes when clean ing natural stone. %  P olishing stone shower walls adds pro tection to help pre vent etching, water spot ting and soap scum build up. %  K eep grout lines clean by using a cut ting board on foodprep surfaces. %  W ater spots on stone surfaces can be gently scraped off with a razor blade. Regular sealing and polishing will keep water spots from sticking to the surface. Water should bead on the surface when the stone is sealed. %  Common disinfec tants can damage natural stone surfaces, leading to costly re pair and replacement. Look for a safe-onstone disinfectant. Oil Stains (vegetable, olive and other types of cooking oils): Mix baking soda with ac etone into a paste to the consistency of pancak e batter and place onto the stained area. Allow the paste to sit for 24 hours, then remove and rinse with water. Repeat if necessary; some stains may require two or three attempts. Reseal the stone surface once this is completed. Organic Stains (food products, mold, mildew, plant runoff, dirt and soil, pet urine): Take a paper towel, cotton balls or white terry cloth towels soaked in any brand of liquid bleach and place it on the stained area. Allow it to sit for 24 hours and rinse with water. Repeat if necessary. You can also spray bleach on stained areas, scrub with a soft nylon brush and then rinse with water. Bleach does not harm natural stone as long as it is rinsed each time and sealed properly after the process is completed. Rust Stains: Most rust stains have to be removed by a profes sional. Pour or spray 3 or 4 percent hydro gen peroxide on the stained area and agitate with a safe-on-stone scrubbing pad or nylon brush (also safe on stone). Allow to sit for 24 hours, then rinse with water.

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B2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, June 20, 2014 www.newssun.com PUZZLE CORNER Solution on B6 J OCELOCEL Y N N NO NO V EC EC KAP National WriterYou dont have to be middle-aged, or even an adult, to kno w songs like Sherry, Big Girls Dont Cry, and Walk Like a Man. Sure, theyre s-era hits by The Four Seasons, but theyve become such pop cul ture xtures that even youngsters whove never heard the name F rankie Valli could sure ly croon a few bars in his signature falsetto. I ts little wonder that the stage musical Jersey Boys has become one of the most suc cessful shows in Broadway history on the strength of those sublimely catchy tunes And its also little wonder that the pros pect of bringing the show to the scr een appealed to Clint East wood, who at 84 is still, blessedly, up for challenges. What s rather curious, though, is that with all the tal ent involved not only Eastwood as director, but an excellent cast plucked from Jersey B oys stage regulars the lm is distinctly uneven, hugely ap pealing at times and oddly pedestrian, even cheesy, at others. O ne problem may be that Jersey Boys tries to do a few things at once. On one level, its a fairly faithful re-creation of the Broadway show; the same writers, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, penned the screen play, and the excellent John L loyd Young reprises his Tonywinning performance as Valli. But it also aims to be an edgi er lm exploring the bands entanglements with the mob back in J ersey a sort of Goodfel las to pop music. The goals don t always mix. The dialogue, too, some times sounds overly, well, stagey. And a key convention of the sho w band members break ing the fourth wall to address the audience dir ectly is used unevenly, abandoned for long stretches and suddenly pop ping up when it doesnt feel needed. W e begin as Frankie Cas telluccio, a sweet-faced boy of 16 ( Young, at 38, somehow pulls this off) is trying to break through as a singer while train ing at a barbershop. Luckily, hes supported by musiclo ving mob boss Gyp DeCarlo (Christopher Walken, in a surebet role here) and loyal buddy Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piaz za), who cant stay out of trouble himself, but through sheer gr it launches the band that will become The Four Seasons. The two, plus bassist Nick Massi (Michael Lomenda) are struggling for attention when aspiring agent Joey Pesci (yes, that Joe Pesci) introduces them to songwriter Bob Gaudio (Er ich Bergen.) Gaudios talent is just what they need. I t takes a full hour to get to a big musical number, and boy, its a welcome relief to hear the boys sing Sherry, their rst number-one hit. Other hits follow and all kinds of trouble. The movie, best when it lets us simply en joy these lovely harmonies and Y oungs terric falsetto stylings, soon veers back into band in ghting. Tommy, we learn, has landed the bo ys in serious nancial straits. Heartache ensues. And what about the wom en, you ask? Alas, they begin on the sidelines and stay there. As Mary, Frankies wife, Renee Marino is sexy and smart in the beginning, but turns into a total caricature of a drunken shrew by mid-movie. Speaking of caricatures, Frankies yellingacross-the-table Italian-Amer ican family seems a bit much, too EE astwoods Jersey Boys catchy and appealing, but uneven Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros. Pictures/MCTFrom left, John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi in Warner Bros. Pictures musical Jersey Boys, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.DEAR ABBY: My husband, Vinny, and I w ere married 11 years when he left me for an other woman. Eight months later he de cided the grass wasnt gr eener on that side of the fence and came back. Our marriage is better now than it was before the affair. Seven months lat er his younger brother Nicky got divorced and mo ved in with us. A short while after that, Vinny and Nicky joined a band. It has been a year now, and my broth er-in-law is still here. I am mor e than ready for him to move out, but every time I men tion it, Vinny says Nicky has just gone through a divorce and were all he has. I hate all the time Vinny devotes to the band. I try not to com plain because I know ho w much he enjoys it, but Im miserable. They practice in our base ment on Mondays and W ednesdays, and ev ery Friday and Satur day night is spent per forming. I hav e no privacy! How do I get Nicky out of here? Should I push the issue with the band or let it go? My parents are furious with Vinny. They say hes reliving his childhood, Nicky is taking advantage and Vinny is taking me for granted. Can you offer some advice? HURTING IN NEW YORKDEAR HURTING: Your brother-in-law should have been out of your house a month after he moved in. Tell Vinny youve had it with this experiment in communal living, set an exit date for Nicky and stick to it. If your husband refuses to lis ten to reason, then he is sending y ou a strong message that your wishes are not impor tant. As for Vinnys par ticipation in the band, he and the other band members must be tal ented or they wouldnt be booked ev ery Fri day and Saturday night. Look at the br ight side: When theyre re hearsing in your basement, at least you know wher e your husband is and what hes doing. Marriage is a compro mise, so learn to enjoy the music, but cultivate interests and hobbies of your own. And last but not least, stop involving your parents in your prob lems. Youre a big girl no w. If you dont tell all, theyll have fewer nega tive feelings about your husband.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as J eanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pau line Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www .DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. MOVIE REVIEW CRI tT I cC sS RA tT ING : Wife wearies of sharing house with mans band and brother DEAR AbbABB Y

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www.newssun.comFriday, June 20, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | B3 BY MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health WriterWASHINGTON The governments top drug abuse experts are struggling to nd ways to expand use of a medicine that is con sidered the best ther apy for treating heroin and painkiller addic tion. S en. Carl Levin of Michigan on Wednes day pressed ofcials fr om the White House, the National Institute of Drug Abuse and other agencies to in crease access to buprenorphine, a medication which helps contr ol drug cravings and withdrawal symp toms. It remains underused a decade after its launch. F irst approved in 2002 under a law crafted by Levin and Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch bu prenorphine was hailed as a major ad vance over methadone, the decadesold standar d for addiction treatment. Among other advan tages, buprenorphine has a lo wer risk of overdose and mild er side effects. It can be pr escribed as a take-home medica tion in the privacy of a doctor s ofce, help ing patients avoid the stigma of going to a methadone clinic. But even amid a na tional epidemic of dr ug abuse and ad diction, access to buprenorphine remains limited b y federal re strictions, inconsistent insurance coverage and a lack of acceptance b y physi cians. As long as we have too few doctors certi ed to prescribe bupe, w e will be missing a major weapon in the ght against the rav ages of addiction, Levin told the for um, which also included patients and non-gov ernment medical experts. O nly 4 percent of the 625,000 U.S doc tors who are eligible to pr escribe buprenor phine have received cer tication to use the drug, which comes as a pill or a lm that dissolves under the tongue. Certica tion requires an eight hour tr aining course in addiction medi cine. M eanwhile an es timated 2.5 million Amer icans are ad dicted to prescription painkillers or her oin, known collectively as opioids, and less than half are receiving medical treatment. Its somewhat par adoxical that physicians will use opioids to cr eate a problem, but there seems to be reluctance to help ad dress the problem, said D r. Westley Clark of the Center for Sub stance Abuse Treatment. Clark and other experts noted that ther e is still a stigma attached to treating opioid addiction and many physicians are uninterested in learn ing how to use drugs like bupr enorphine. Government of cials agreed that more tr aining is needed to familiarize both med ical students and experienced physicians with science sho wing that addiction can be successfully treated with medication. Even among doctors who are certied to prescribe buprenor phine, federal law caps the number of patients they can treat at 100. Dr. Corey Waller, an addiction special ist from Grand Rapids, M ichigan, said he has a constant waiting list of patients trying to get a prescription. Its the only medi cation that has a limit of tr eatment capabili ty out of all the medicines in the U.S., said W aller, who also spoke on behalf of the Amer ican Society of Addiction Medicine. The gr oup has proposed raising the cap to as high as 500 patients for physicians who complete 40 hours of training. But federal ofcials cautioned against raising the number, noting that buprenor phine itself can be abused. D r. Nora Volkow, di rector of the National Institute on Drug A buse, noted that bu prenorphine over doses are routinely r eported in Europe, where the drug is less restricted. Other of cials warned that raising the prescribing limit might lead to bu prenorphine pill mills, wher e rogue doctors prescribe drugs in discriminately in exchange for money fr om addicts. 3047864 HEALTh H Y L LIVING Dear Pharmacist: Youve said that if y ou have twitches, leg cramps, spasms or heart arrhythmias that you could be decient in acid. What does this mean? I am taking an acid pill myself for re ux. L.B. Las Vegas, NevadaAnswer: Youre not taking an acid pill, youre taking an acidblocking pill for reux. Those drugs are sup pressing acid so you don t get reux. But this is important to know. If you run low on stomach acid, you will experience those symptoms above due to your inability to ex tract minerals from y our foods. You see, stomach acid is nec essary to get miner als and nutrients out of y our food, and into your cells. Acid-blocking drugs inhibit that process, causing undigested food globules to pass through your stomach and then, microscopic proteins leak into your blood stream. It could launch an auto-im mune attack, so having sufcient stomach acid is important to your entire digestive tract. Im not against acid blocking drugs. Thank goodness we have them for when those spicy buffalo wings re visit us at 1 / a.m. C ontrolling a gen uine problem is ne with me but indis criminate consumption of acid blockers (sold without pr e scription in the United States) is not a good idea. U nderstand, stom ach acid is not bad, it s only bad if its pro duced in excess. D id you know that you will experience symptoms of heart burn if you make too much acid, but also if you are decient? Weird but true. Healthy amounts of stomach acid keep the tiny tr ap door shut be tween your stomach and esophagus. This sphincter is pH sensi tive and in a healthy person, it stays shut because of the natu ral production of acid in the stomach. When you reduce stomach acid, you then have in sufcient amounts, and y our stomach pH increases and this causes the trap door to swing open, causing heartburn. Thats why some people who take a di gestive acid supplement (like betaine) sometimes feel bet ter.Small amounts of healthy digestiv e ac ids keep the trap door shut, and the acid where it should be (down in your stom ach) as opposed to y our throat! The signs of low acid (termed hypochlor hydria) include heartburn! Surprised? Its tr ue. Also, you see ir ritable bowel, belching, cramps, food sensitivities, rheumatoid, H ashimotos thyroid itis, gallbladder disease, osteoporosis, pancr eatitis, yeast in fections and rosacea. You will certainly have chronic fatigue because acid is need ed to give you miner als which then participate in the production of both thyr oid and adrenal hormones. No doubt, a little be taine can breathe life into some tir ed peo ple (but get your doctors approval even though this is o ver-thecounter). I dont know whats right for you. Digestive acids are sold at health food stores by names such as betaine hydrochlo ride, betaine with pepsin or trimethyl glycine. Begin supplementation by titrating y our dosage upward based on symptom re lief. T ake acid supple ments during your meal, or r ight after and space them apart by 5 minutes if you take more than one pill. Ask a knowledge able practitioner if acid supplements ar e right for you and have your zonulin and gastrin levels tested.Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more infor mation, visit www.suzycohen. com. This information is not in tended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition.Strangely, acid may ease the burn from your belly MetroAlthough antacids have their place, too much of them can reduce stomach acid to a point where it actually causes heartburn. DEAR PHAR mM A CISTSuzy CohenFeds seek ways to expand use of addiction drug Outreach events plannedHometown Homecare offers the following outreach ac tivities this week: %  T oday: 10 / a.m., Crown Pointe Cop ing with Transitions/ S ebring. %  M onday: 9 / a.m. Hol iday Ranch, Avon P ark; 1 / p.m. Crown Pointe Alzheimers support group, Se bring; 2:30 / p.m. Castle Hill, Avon Park. %  T uesday: 9 / a.m. Her ons Landing, Lake P lacid; 12:30 / p.m. Groves of Victo ria Park, Sebring;; 1:30 / p.m. Briarwood Apartments, Sebring. %  W ednesday: 10:30 / a.m. Groves of Victoria Park Diabe tes support group, S ebring; ; 1 / p.m. Tan glewood, Sebring %  Thursday : 10 / a.m., Crown Pointe Coping with Transitions. %  J une 30: 1 / p.m. Crown Pointe Al zheimers support gr oup, Sebring. The above sites have Hometown Homecare as guests to speak at each site. Each site is open to the public Presentations will be by Cyl Falis RN and/or Barb Personette. Call 214-6795 and speak to Barb for more information. SNAPs S HOTs S HH EALTH NEWS TALLAHASSEE (AP) Florida is going to set up a new Al zheimers disease research program. G ov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed into a law a bill (HB 709) that creates a program to fund projects aimed at preventing or nding a cure for Alzheimers disease. The research program is named af ter the grandparents of R ep. Matt Hudson. The legislation also requires the state to create a registra tion program to keep tr ack of residents with special needs who may need shel ter during an emer gency. The new law also requires the state to draw up perfor mance standards for deciding ho w much money memory dis order clinics should r eceive from the state. The amount of money available this year for the research program is $3 mil lion. Ther e are an esti mated 450,000 Floridians suffering fr om Alzheimers dis ease.California lawmakers reject sugary drink warnings SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A bill that would hav e made California the rst state in the nation to require warning la bels on sodas and other sugar y drinks was effectively killed Tuesday. Sen. Bill Monnings SB1000 failed on a 7-8 vote as his fellow Democratic lawmak ers doubted whether a label would change consumer behavior. It needed 10 votes to pass. Certain sodas, en ergy drinks and fruit dr inks would have included a label read ing, STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY W ARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. It was developed by public health advo cates using cigarette and alcohol war n ings as a model. Representatives of the bev erage industry ar gued that the bill was unfair b y not apply ing to other foods and dr inks, includ ing lattes and chocolate milk. M onning, of Car mel, says warning labels would be the most efcacious tool for educating people about the dangers of sugary drinks.Scott OKs Alzheimers program

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B4 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, June 20, 2014 www.newssun.com RELIGION Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Jesus the Sovereign King Missionary Church and Atonement Lutheran Church will worship together on Sunday, July 6. Immediately fol lowing worship there will be a picnic along with games for the children.Avon Park Christian Church AVON PARK There will be a free movie night at 5 / p.m. Sunday when the church will show Gods Not Dead! Dont wait for the DVD to come out if you didnt see it in theaters; the movie is available early to churches. For more in formation, call (863) 453-5334. S undays sermon, Growing Up Today, continues the ser mon series, A Mature Chur ch. Members will be reminded that truth comes as we mature with scripture com ing from Ephesians 4:14-15. W ednesday evening Bible study classes are studying the letters of 1st, 2nd and 3rd John. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call (863) 453-5334 or email avonparkchris tianchurch@yahoo. com.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message ti tled The Kingdom of H eaven: Part 9 at the Sunday morning ser vice. The Wednesday night B ible study is the Gospel of John.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will delive the sermon, Ministry Pie, from Matthew 9:2-26 on Sunday. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call (863) 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc. com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sunday the church celebrates Second Sunday of Pentecost. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliv er his sermon titled Of More Worth Than Many Sparrows. The Purpose Driven Life small study group begins meeting at 6:30 / p .m. Wednesday. The rst lesson will be What on Earth Am I Here For? Purpose 1: You Were Planned for Gods Pleasure. Call the church ofce at (863) 385-7848. There will be a separate section for youth; everyone is welcome. This book helps readers understand Gods incredible plan for their lives. Author Rick Warren enables people to see the big picture of what life is all about and begin to live the life God creat ed them to live.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Pastor Kevin Ahrens will begin a new series Sunday with Commandment 1 Putting God First. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive (halfway be tween Sebring and Lake P lacid). Call (863) 655-1524 for more information. Vacation Bible School begins at 5:30 / p.m. Sunday for all children from 2 years old through sixth grade. Come investi gate with Agency-D3! The gr oup will meet at 5:30 / p.m. Monday through Thursday for light supper, followed by VBS Rally. Friday night, June 27 is Family Night beginning at 6 / p.m. with an open house in the childrens classroom. A hot dog supper will be served at 6:30 / p.m., followed at 7 / p.m. with an excit ing program with all the kids per forming. To pre-register a child for VBS, nd the form on the churchs website, www.fbclake josephine.org; print it out, ll it out and br ing with your child.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is ti tled The Kingdom, based on M atthew 3:1-6 and Matthew 4: 12-17. Special music will be provided by Merl and Ruth Mann singing The King and I. Quest Camp (mid dle school age) will be held at B onclarken in Flat Rock, N.C. from June 23-27. Savannah Oldeld will be at tending and Kathleen Richar ds will be a counselor. Monday is the dead line for any newsletter articles for the combined July/August newsletter The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with en trances on Lagrand S treet). Call the church at (863) 453-3242 or check out the website at avonparkapchurch or the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce website.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A Peers sermon on Sunday will be Our Stewardship of the Body. Summer Camp will be held from 8 / a.m. to 3 / p.m. MondayFriday for sixth-graders through eighth-grad ers. Cost is $10 per per son with a monetary contr ibution for eld trips if able. Lunch is provided. Registration is a must. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call (863) 385-0107.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Pastor John Bryant will bring the message and a farewell reception for Pastor Bryant will be held following the 10:50 service in the FLC. There will be a spe cial music program on M onday at 7 / p.m. with Wings for the Lord a 40-voice youth choir from South Carolina. The community is in vited to come. Listen Liv e on WITSAM 1340 each Sunday to hear the worship service. The church is down town at 126 South Pine S t. Call 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The church meets at Sebring Hills Clubhouse behind Aspen Dental. The pastor continues the Sunday sermon se ries, Pointing Toward P entecost. Tuesday Bible study continues Messiah: Shadow To Image. Call the church of ce at (863) 658-2534 for location and other information.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING The Sunday sermon being preached by Greg Thomas this week will be Its That Easy with scripture from Acts 16:25-31. The service will in clude a reading by Linda S wenson and special singing by George Kelly. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call (863) 314-9693 for information.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID It Just Bugs Me is the Sunday sermon topic of Rev. Tim Haas, with the Scripture lesson from Matthew 10:2431. Download the de votions for the sermon at www .memorialumc. com. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For in formation, call (863) 465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is ti tled My Refuge and M y Fortress based on Psalm 91:1-10. The churchs pres ent location is The M orris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call (863) 835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday Bible lesson, Hope for a New Day, nishes the series of studies in Haggai. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The evening service Sunday, June 29 will be the end-of-the-month sing followed by fel lowship time. P arkway Free Will Baptist Church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call (863) 382-3552.St. Agnes Episcopal ChurchSEBRING Sunday, the church celebrates the 2nd Sunday of Pentecost. For more informa tion about church activities call the church ofce at (863) 385-7649.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING The churchs co-pas tors, John and Harriet D avis, will host Coffee With the Pastors and adult Sunday school class. The theme is Faith Lessons, Life and Ministry of the Messiah. The sermon for the Sunday morning wor ship service will be Sin N o More with scrip ture from Romans 6:1-11. The chur ch is at 5887 U.S. 98. SNAPs S HOTs S CHUR cC H SERVI c C E sS The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunSEBRING Crossroads Fellowship in S ebring, Florida will host Rick Pino for one night only Thursday, June 26, at 7 / p.m. Pino is a progres sive prophetic minister, originally from Las V egas, Nevada, and is best known as an American wor ship leader and songwriter. His prophetic series of albums Weapons of War fare (2005), Angel of A wakening (2007), The Undiscovered (2008), Songs For An End Time Army (2009) and The Nar row Road (2010) hav e caused a rous ing excitement to worship on an inter national level. Pino descr ibes him self as a down-toear th guy who started to play musical in struments at an ear ly age and considers himself mor e of a jack of all trades than an expert. He can and has played the drums, guitar, piano, the si tar, didgeridoo and nativ e utes. He and his band members are ful lling their destiny thr ough their walk with the Lord. They desire to serve rather than be served. Pinos Fire Rain Ministries is a voice crying out minis try designed to equip people for the r esto ration of the tabernacle of David, with an ur gent move to day and night worship and prayer. It is a revival min istry that shares the tr uth of Jesus by acts of love, to bring love to the nations through music and prophecy. Pino resides in Aus tin, Texas with his wife Lindsey and daughter Zoey. There is no cover charge for this event and people are asked to give a love offering. Crossroads Fellow ship is lat 605 State R oad 66. Call 6550212.Rick Pino to minister at Crossroads Rick Pino will be ministering at Crossroads Fellowship Church on Sunday.VBS set at The Church of the WaySEBRING Plan to have your children attend Vacation Bible School at The Church of the Way, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, from July 7, 9 / a.m. to noon. There will be games, singing, crafts, snacks, stories and prizes and its all free. Call 471-6140 from 9 / a.m. until noon Monday through Friday to make a reservation.Wings of the Lord to sing at First United MethodistSEBRING There will be a spe cial music program in the F amily Life Center on at 7 / p.m. Monday with Wings for the Lord a 40voice youth choir from St. Mark United Methodist Church in Seneca, South Carolina. The com munity is invited. The chur ch is downtown at 126 South Pine St. Call 85-5184.Cross and the Switchblade to be shown todaySEBRING The popular movie, The Cross and the Switchblade, will be shown at 6:30 / p.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church. Although the origi nal events depicted in this classic fr om the drug-infested, gangdominated streets happened more than 30 years ago, the lifechanging solution that David Wilkerson brought to desper ate lives was just the beginning. The change in the life of notorious gang leader Nicky Cruz, as shown in the lm, proved to be wonder fully lasting and real. SNAPs S HOTs S LO cC A lL R R E lL IGION

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www.newssun.comFriday, June 20, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | B5 RELIGION 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 385-6155, 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. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Com munion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Pra yer. Pastoral 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 A waiting His Coming. Worship ing God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening W orship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A A ssembly of God, 4301 Ke nilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilm ont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Mor ning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Roy al 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 facilities are avail able. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sun day and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on W ednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sun day. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethan y Baptist C C hurch (G AR AR B C C )   We are located at the cor ner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in A von   Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, fol lowed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunda y morning worship ser vice begins at 10:30 a.m., and   eve ning worship service is at 6 p.m.   On W ednesdays, 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.bethanybapti stap.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 Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C C hurch, 1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: of ce@apfellowship.org; Web site, www. apfellowship.org First 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, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loom is, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meet ing/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Servic es: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at www.fbcap. net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C C hurch of L L ake Jose phine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lak e Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morn ing worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is pro vided for both services with Chil drens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunda y night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth wor ship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C C hurch of L L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Plac id, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www .fbclp.com. Email: information@ fbclp.com. Sunday services Tradition al 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 dinner is not held during the summer). Pra yer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Ex treme 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 locat ed right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins 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. W ednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From Septem ber the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. F or more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C C hurch, S S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Di xie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatis ta Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening W orship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night pro grams 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. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. II ndependent Baptist C C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 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. LL eisure L L akes Baptist C C hurch, 808 Gardenia 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 Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meet ing and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more infor mation. Maranatha Baptist C C hurch (G AR AR B C C ), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Se bring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands A venue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morn ing Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Ser vice, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bi ble Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pas tor Gerald Webber and Associate Pas tors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P arkway Free Will Baptist C C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 2143025. Afliated with the National As sociation of Free Will Baptists, Nash ville, Tenn. SS parta R R oad Baptist C C hurch, ( S S B C C ) 4400 Sparta Road. 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. For information, call 382-0869. SS outhside Baptist C C hurch (G AR AR B C C ), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Se bring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Mor ning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bi ble Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is a vailable at all services. Pro visions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing 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; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. SS unridge Baptist C C hurch, ( S S B C C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Val erie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morn ing Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Ser vice, 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. Fa ther Luis Pacheco parochial vicar. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunda y mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Class es (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunda y 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 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mail ing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Span ish); fax, 385-5169; email, ofce@stcathe.com; website, www.stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School of ce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monda y-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sun day 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy F amily Youth Center), ev ery third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (F rench Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Fri day, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. r st Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Of ce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. SS t. James C C atholic C C hurch, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 4653215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sunday 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Saturda y 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. CC HR II ST II A NNCC ornerstone CC hristian CC hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 W Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 4537679. SS ebring C C hristian C C hurch, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Mar vin, Childrens Director. Youth Minister Blake Rushing. 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. Al zheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thur sdays. Phone 382-6676. First C C hristian C C hurch (Disciples of CC hrist), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (cor ner 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 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pas tor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday 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 Wor ship, 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. Minis ter: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunda y, 9:30 a.m. and Wednes day, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. HH eartland church of C C hrist, Lake shore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highw ay 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 402-2159. 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 wor ship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are in vited to join us. For more in formation, call the church at 863-4654636 or visit the w ebsite www.thelord sway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. SS ebring Parkway C C hurch of C C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patter son. 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, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 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 P ark, P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Sun day: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; mor ning 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 informa tion, call 453-4851. CC hurch of the Nazarene of L L ake Placid, 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 pending. 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 CC hristian Union, (Or ange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A Nor th (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activi ties at same time for K-6 grade. Sun day School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (T ransportation available.) Sun day evening praise and worship ser vice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer ser vice, 7 p.m. Children and youth ac tivities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is w elcome, 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 W ells Motor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 4535664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at redeemeravonpark.com. Email redeemer1895@aol.com. Call the thrift store for hours 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. Father Scott Walker. Sun day Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Nursery available for the 10 a.m. service. Wednesday Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always wel come. Church ofce 385-7649, for more infor mation. SS t. Francis of A A ssisi A A nglican EE piscopal C C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nel son, Rector. Worship: Summer Sunday schedule, June 1-Sept. 1, 2014: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Sunda y School at 10 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Com munion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hour s open 699-0221.EVA NGNG E LICLIC A LL F REE C C H UR CC H OF AMER ICIC A TT he CC hurch of the Way EE F CACA 1005 N. Ridge wood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Se bring. Sunday school and worship ser vice 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, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Rein hold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 4716140, 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 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday servic es at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Pre school and After-School 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 Web at www.rstchristianap.com. Our mot to is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minis ter; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; W ednesday 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 Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon P ark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sun day School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. W ednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LL UTHERA N NAA tonement LL utheran CC hurch ( ELCA ELCA ), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. W orship 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 sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. CC hrist L L utheran C C hurch A A von P ark LC LC M S S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sun day Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated e v ery week with traditional Lutheran Liturg y, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and re freshments follows worship. Come wor ship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlu theranavonpark.org. F aith L L utheran C C hurch LCLC M S S ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 385-7848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sun day Worship Service: 9 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 10 a.m. W orship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sun day. Educational opportunities include w eekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good S S hepherd L L utheran C C hurch (AALC) American Association of Lu theran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activi ties: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. Ne w L L ife E E vangelical L L utheran CC hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lu theran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlifesebring.com. RR esurrection L L utheran C C hurch ELCAELCA 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, 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. Rich ard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Nor ris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director Education Hour 8:45 a.m.; Wor ship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each rst and third Sunday. Children s Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-yearolds. Seasonal Mid-Week Services each Wwednesday evening 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 L WML; Mens Fel lowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; T rinity 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, 338724458. Sunday Summer schedule: 9:00 a.m. Worship service. Sermon & songs signed in American Sign Language. (Nursery & Sunday School for Kindergarten through 5th grade) 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all adults in Sanctuary. (Nursery and Sunday School classes for Kindergar ten through Youth). Evening Service, 6:00 p.m. W ednesday: Youth, 6:007:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy Mc Quaid, associate pastor. Church ofce 863-385-1024. Website: bfcsebring.com CC alvary C C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday eve ning service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church w ait ing for your visit. CC hristian T T raining Ministries I I nc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sun day service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and children s church are provided. The church is part of Christian Inter national Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindad owning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister caseydowning@ hotmail.com. Church phone: 3140482. Web site: www.ctmforme.com CC ontinued on next page

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B6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, June 20, 2014 www.newssun.com A small-town preach er was much loved by the local congr egation, which could only af ford to pay him a small salar y. When a pros perous congregation in a lar ge city offered him twice his salary, the lo cal congregation could not possibly match the offer. One of the mem bers sadly commented to the pr eachers son, Well, I guess your fa ther will be moving y our family to the city soon. I dont know yet, replied the boy. Dads down in the basement on his knees praying for guidance. Wheres your moth er? the man asked. Oh, shes upstairs packing, the little boy answered. Some people will al ways be convinced that the grass is greener on the other side. Work ers move from job to job convinced that the next position will offer better hours and more pay. Parents move their children from school to school convinced that the next educational system will yield bet ter teachers and greater funding. Whole families move from state to state convinced that life will be easier and less stressful than be fore. N ow, I do not mean to say that any of these situational changes are bad. Change can be a good thing. It is even necessary, at times. However, the time and effort that many spend chasing these idealistic pursuits is often com pletely unnecessary. Their curr ent circum stances would look so much better if they would learn to appre ciate the good things that they alr eady have and work harder to re solve any problems that exist. M aybe you have heard the song, Count Your Blessings. Its simplistic message of ten escapes us. When w e get so caught up in trying to achieve per fect lives in an imper fect world, we fail to take notice of the myr iad of blessings that surr ound us. Further, the pursuit of world ly betterment blinds many to the multitude of spiritual blessings that could be theirs if only they would follow Christ. Paul wrote to a group of Christians in Ephe sians 1:3, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heaven ly places in Christ. Everyone can nd ways in which he has been blessed, but not every one has received every spir itual blessing that God has to offer. First, one must be in Christ. That means, he must become a mem ber of the church or body of Chr ist in or der to reap those spiritual rewards. Once he obeys the plan of sal vation recorded in the B ible, then he will be showered with all of Gods spiritual bless ings from above. S ome people will al ways believe that the gr ass is greener on the other side. If a person gives his life over to Christ in full obedience to His commands, then he will nd the grass to be greener, indeed. If, however, a person fol lows the world and its ways in pursuit of a perfect life that never will be, the only thing he ever will nd is weeds!Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and pre sented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring FL 33870. Find them the internet at www.sebring coc.com, or e-mail sebringparkway@sebringcoc.com.Where the grass really is greenerCrossroads of Life,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. 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 receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empower ment in every area of life. We teach, train and send for th 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, Pas tors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to dis cover one of Sebrings hidden treasures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Ban yan Plaza off Spar ta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide bibli cal solutions for everyday challenges through our multicultural wor ship services available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who at tend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your 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 important, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing theffwc@gmail.com. Our mission at Faith & Familylife is centered around Restoring Lives, Families and Com munities. 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, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Pro grams, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., Col lege Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings Church of Sebring, wor shiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gar y Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningsch urchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. The Lord s Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Fol som. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monda y, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More infor mation at www.juanitafolsomministries.com. Union Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednes day night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossT alk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Sol id Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. W eb page at www.wea reunion.org. Unity Life Enrichment Centre ,new loca tion, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@ vistanet.net. W eb site, www.unityofsebring. org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Ser vice, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Pra yer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraor dinary.PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pas tor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Pres byterian Church in America. Sunday morn ing worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunda y school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday eve ning 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.cpcse bring.org. Ofce hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Mon day-Friday. A von Park First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on La Grande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 4533242. The Re v. 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; Chil dren Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunda y; 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 bibli cal truth. Lak e Placid First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, se nior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, asso ciate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporar y Worship, 11 a.m.; Sun day School, 10:10 a.m. In addition, childrens church (K-2nd grade) will be pro vided during the 11 a.m. worship service, and childrens ju nior church (3rd-5th grade) is at the 11 a.m. wor ship service. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery avail able), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nur sery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Sebring First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. 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 activi ties and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:306:30 p.m. Elementar y School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is avail able during worship. Call the church ofce for more infor mation and other classes. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Nursery available. Session meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehears es at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Adult Bible study is T uesdays at 11 a.m. Pastors: John and Harriet Davis. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; 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@embarq mail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Satur day. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. W ednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Communi ty Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale tak es place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pas tor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kinder garten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WEL COME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Web site is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Se venth-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) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bish op; 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 Soci ety, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Y outh Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednes day, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Bo ys and Girls, second and fourth Wednes days, 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 in formation, visit the Web site www.salvationar mysebring.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 Ser vice at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctu ary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunda y School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sun days The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship ser vice is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nur sery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 4533759, 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 Plac id, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Bur nett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday wor ship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunda y School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-cen tered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fel lowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and mak e Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakev iew Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. 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 ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on T uesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 6550040.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 congrega tion that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies through out the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanue lucc.com.P lacesLACES t T O W O rshRS H I pP RELIGION K evinEVIN sS K ommentsOMME NTS Kevin Patterson Special to the News-SunSEBRING I Am a Church Member by best-selling author Thomas S. Rainer is now available through Roger L. Jaudon Evan gelistic Ministries in S ebring. I Am a Church Member was recent ly listed in the Top 10 best sellers list. A uthor Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, said, It is impossible to grow spiritual ma turity by yourself. You must be connected to the other parts of the body. This wonderful little book explains the power fo belonging to a church family. Rainer is president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources. He has written over 20 books and co-authored the No. 1 best seller Simple Church. I Am a Church Member retails for $29.99, but is avail able free while supplies last thr ough Roger L. Jaudon Evangelistic Ministries. Send your name, mailing address and telephone num ber to Roger L. Jaudon E vangelistic Ministires, P.O. Box 7897, Sebring, FL 33872.Popular Christian book available in Sebring STONE PARK, Ill. (AP) A group of nuns whove been pray ing for a strip club next door to close and then sued when it didnt, on Wednesday did some thing that anyone who w ent to Catholic school could have predicted: They marched right over there to let everyone know they mean busi ness. A do zen nuns said a prayer and then set off from their suburban Chicago convent, lead ing a group of about 30 r esidents and their chil dren in a march to Club Allur e Chicago in the suburb of Stone Park. Our sisters are try ing to pray, and you just hear the thump thump, thump of loud music coming from the strip club, said Sister Noemia Silva of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo Scalabrin ians. I t took the march ers just ve minutes to r each the site. That proximity, the nuns say, means serious disrup tion to their way of life. Club managing par t ner Sean OBrien said the club is in full com pliance with the law, has secur ity staff and makes an effort to keep things calm around the venue. He said there is no way people could be dis turbed by noise from inside the club. We like to think that we do as much for the community as they do, he said of the convent, explaining that they employ local staff. I completely under stand them being unhappy; its a morality issue, OBrien said. The conv ents legal ar gument, though, has nothing to do with r eli gious beliefs. The lawsuit led last week against the own ers of the club and the village of S tone Park claims the club violates Illinois zoning laws re quiring a 1,000-foot buffer between adult entertainment venues and places of worship or schools. It is a moral issue and its also a legal issue, Sil va said. It is a moral issue because as religious women it goes against everything we believe.Nuns march on Chicago-area strip club

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SOLER, DECEASED, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OR CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Unknown Tenant #1 n/k/a Emmanuel Soler Residence Unknown If living; if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: Lots Five Thousand Six Hundred Eighty One (5681), Five Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Two (5682), Five Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Three (5683), Five Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Four (5684) and Lot Five Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Five (5685), Avon Park Lakes Unit No. 18, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. APN: C-01-33-28-010-0000-5681 Street Address: 2530 West Grennlawn Road, Avon Park, FL 33825. has been filed against you and you are r equired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clarfield, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730, W est Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on May 21, 2014. Bob Germaine Clker of said Court BY: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk May 11, 18, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case No.: GCS 14-182 Judge: Estrada JUAN OSCAR GONZALES and MATILDE PENELOPE GONZALES, Husband and Wife (Plaintiff) vs. NATIONAL LOTS, Inc., a Florida Corporation, ANDREW SESTA, and unknown spouse if Married, CARLOS CAMPANA and INEZ CAMPANA, Husband and Wife (Defendants) NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: Inez Campana 2513 W. Chestnut Lane Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 Andrew Sesta 2513 W. Chestnut Lane Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 Carlos Campana 2513 W. Chestnut Lane Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 Unknown Spouse of Andrew Sesta 2513 W. Chestnut Lane Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, NOTICE OFACTION16 claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property in Highlands County, Florida, to wit: Lot 10, Block 13 of Sebring Hills South according to the plat thereof r ecorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are r equired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., PO Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 338260400, an file the original with the Clerk fo the above styled Court on or before July 2, 2014, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the r elief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on May 22, 2014. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 30; June 6, 13, 20, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 14-228 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY JANE MCKAY a/k/a MARY J. MCKAY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary Jane McKay a/k/a Mary J. McKay, deceased, whose date of death was February 6, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 decedents 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 DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 20, 2014. Personal Representative: J. Timothy Sheehan 300 Dal Hall Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: J. Timothy Sheehan SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. 300 Dal Hall Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 T elephone: (863)465-1551 By: /s/ Timothy Sheehan Florida Bar No. 184165 June 20, 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 14-211 IN RE: ESTATE OF P AULINE E. MOORE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of P AULINE E. MOORE, deceased, whose date of death was January 31, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 13, 2014. Personal Representative: L YNDA D. HAHN 4115 LOQUAT DRIVE SEBRING, FL 33872 /s/ Lynda D. Hahn Attorney for Personal Representative: ABLES & CRAIG, P.A. 551 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 T elephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284EMail:service@heartlandfloridalaw.comBy: /s/ Clifford M. Ables III CLIFFORD M. ABLES III Florida Bar No.: 178379 BRANDON S. CRAIG Florida Bar No.: 0085800 June 13, 20, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 14-175 IN RE: ESTATE OF RONALD T. BARR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RONALD T. BARR, deceased, whose date of death was February 24, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 13, 2014. Personal Representative: ANGELA BARR aka ANGIE BARR 4600 TARREGA ST. SEBRING, FL 33872 /s/ Angela Barr Attorney for Personal Representative: ABLES & CRAIG, P.A. 551 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 T elephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284EMail:service@heartlandfloridalaw.comBy: /s/ Clifford M. Ables III CLIFFORD M. ABLES III Florida Bar No.: 178379 BRANDON S. CRAIG Florida Bar No.: 0085800 June 13, 20, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 14-192 Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF JACQUE E. WILLIAMS, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Theadministration of the estate of JACQUE E. WILLIAMS, JR., deceased, whose date of death was April 15, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICTION 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 DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 13, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Ronald Williams 2481 Brownell Court NE North Fort Myers, Florida 33917 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ C. Parke Sutherland C. PARKE SUTHERLAND, ESQUIRE Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 0870781 900 W. Main St. Avon Park, FL 33825 T elephone: (863)452-6900 Fax: (863)452-5200 E-Mail: sutherland@avonparklaw.com June 13, 20, 2014 NEEDCASH? Have A Garage Sale! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 14-208 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPH CALABRESE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Theadministration of the estate of Joseph Calabrese, deceased, whose date of death was April 6, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE 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 decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICTION 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 DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 13, 2014. Personal Representative: Barbara Goodspeed 9104 Vosger Court Fairfax, VA 22031-2029 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 June 13, 20, 2014 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09001760GCS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-AHL2, ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AHL2, PLAINTIFF, VS. BRIAN L. EUBANKS, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NTOICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated,in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on 10th day of July, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: THE NORTH 140 FEET OF LOT 4, BLOCK 1, OF TOWN OF AVON P ARK, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1328, PAGE 868, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA WAS FORMERLY A PART. 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. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time and sale shall be published as provided herein. /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court if you are a perosn 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 Office of the Court Administrator at 863-534-4686, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 09-005051-F/09001760GCS/SPS June 20, 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08000948GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5ES, SERIES 2007-5 Plaintiff, vs. ALECIA ORTIZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS, et al. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Order on sale of Foreclosure dated May 29, 2014, and entered in Case No. 08000948GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5ES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and ALECIA ORTIZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS, et al. are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaine as Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 AM on July 2, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 10 FEET OF LOT 56 AND ALL OF LOT 57, IN BLOCK 3, OF ERIN PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of June, 2014. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ To ni Kopp NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled apperance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 11-00197 June 18, 25, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000307XXAXMX FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARY C. FERRELL, et.al. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 7, 2014, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000307XXAXMX of the Circuit Court of the T enth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARY C. FERRELL; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; P AUL K. FERRELL; UNKNOWN TENANT; DONNA J. RAVER; MARY R. ROWE are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaine as Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 AM on July 9, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 379, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of June, 2014. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ To ni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled apperance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 13-24082 June 18, 25, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 282011CA000728 ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE WOOD AKA MARJORIE G. WOOD; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE WOOD AKA MARJORIE G. WOOD Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 7, 2014, and entered in Case No. 282011CA000728 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Cir-

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B8 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, June 20, 2014 www.newssun.com NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 cuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS A ND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE WOOD AKA MARJORIE G. WOOD; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE W OOD AKA MARJORIE G. WOOD are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaine as Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 AM on July 9, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, ASSEMBLY POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8th day of May, 2014. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court A dministrator, (863)534-4690, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled apperance is less than 7 days; Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. 13-24082 June 13, 20, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC 13-361 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE A SSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN M. GOODRICH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEVEN M. GOODRICH; HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s). RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 4, 2013 and an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 6, 2014, entered in Civil Case No.: GC 13-361 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and STEVEN M. GOODRICH; HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK; UNKNOWN TENA NT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 N/K/A MICHELLE CATHEY; are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 A M, on the 8th day of July, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS POLICY IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF FL, COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, CITY OF SEBRING AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL OF LOT 3 AND THAT PART OF LOT 2, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING ON THE RIGHT OF WAY OF BAY STREET IN SEBRING, FLORIDA, W ITH ITS INTERSECTION OF THE COMMON LINE DIVIDING LOTS 2 AND 3 OF BLOCK 88-B, KIENILWORTH P ARK SUBDIVISION, RUN THENCE SOUTHWEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF W AY A DISTANCE OF 25 FEET; RUN THENCE IN A SOUTHEAST DIRECTION A ND PARALLEL TO THE AFORESAID COMMON LINE OF LOT 2 AND LOT 3 OF SAID BLOCK A DISTANCE OF 149.5 FEET TO THE REAR LOT LINE OF LOT 2; RUN THENCE NORTHEAST A LONG SAID REAR LOT LINE A DIST ANCE OF 25 FEET; RUN THENCE NORTHWEST ALONG THE AFORESAID COMMON LINE DIVIDING LOTS 2 AND 3 A DISTANCE OF 149.5 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL IN BLOCK 88-B OF KENILWORTH PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 98, AND PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 63 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person claiming a right of funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of teh date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. W ITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on June 6, 2014. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 13-36259 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 contac the Office of the Court A dministrator, 255 North Broadway A venue, Bartow, FL 33830, (863)5344686, at least seven days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if teh time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. June 20, 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13000537GCAXMX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LELA M. SHULER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LELA M. SHULER; UNKNOWN TENA NT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 20, 2014, entered in Civil Case No.: 13000537GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, and LELA M. SHULER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LELA M. SHULER; are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 A M, on the 8th day of July, 2014, the following described real property as NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 30, BLOCK 135, OF 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: 608 JUPITER AVENUE NW, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 If you are a person claiming a right of funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of teh date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 20, 2014. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 13-36690 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 contac the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, (863)5344686, at least seven days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if teh time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. June 20, 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORICA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 12-829-GCS S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. WHITMORE ENTERPRISE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; DEVON WHITMORE and NORMAN WHITMORE, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 3, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 12-829-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the jury assembly room at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with section S45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11:00 oclock a.m. on the 7th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 3, Block 28, SUN N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of teh date of teh lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED this 3rd day of June, 2014. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, person with disabilities needing a special accommodation should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at teh HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE and ask for assistance via the Florida Relay Service. June 20, 27, 2014 NOTICE OFSALE30 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDAt CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-001100 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Marcial Mendez; Rosalba Mendez; Highlands Park Estates Assocition, Inc.; Unknown Tenants inPossession #1; If living; and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001100 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff and Marcial Mendez and Rosalba Mendez 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. on July 2, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 12 AND LOT 13, BLOCK 15, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION F, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 95, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST 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)5344690, within two (2) working days of r eceipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-9558771. Robert W. Germaine CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ T oni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 10-190116 FC01 CXE June 13, 20, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA-000895 NOTICE OFSALE30 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Jay A. Grubb and Natalie A. Grubb, Husband and Wife Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000895 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff and Jay A. Grubb and Natalie A. Grubb, 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. on July 8, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 22, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST 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)5344690, within two (2) working days of r eceipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-9558771. Robert W. Germaine CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ T oni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 11-219187 FC01 CWF June 20, 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-001147 Division JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. KATHLEEN A. JAHNKE, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR HOME LOAN CENTER INC., D/B/A LENDINGTREE LOANS, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALBERT E. REICH, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SALLY E. REEDY, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 27, 2014, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 854, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 240 RAIL A VE, SEBRING, FL 33870; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on July 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 28th day of May, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ T oni Kopp Deputy Clerk 200850/1013347/wmr June 13, 20, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 10000975GCS Division SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. SIMMONS, GARY AND JANET, LORIDA COUNTRY ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 8, 2014, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: A PORTION OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 55 39 WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 24 A DISTANCE OF 4013.12 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 33 WEST A DIST ANCE OF 1329.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 33 WEST A DISTANCE OF 664.64 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 58 41 WEST A DIST ANCE OF 667.95 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 32 03 EAST A DISTANCE OF 664.84 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 57 40 EAST A DISTANCE OF 668.25 NOTICE OFSALE30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 2537 SCRUBPENS RD 25, LORIDA, FL 33857; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on July 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of May, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ T oni Kopp Deputy Clerk 327628/1107275/tio June 13, 20, 2014 T urn your trash into cash! Ad vertise y our yard sale! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000040 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2005-4A, Plaintiff vs. ONEIL G MICHAEL A/K/A ONEIL MICHAEL, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment dated March 5, 2014, entered in Civil Case Number 28-2012-CA-000040, in the Circuit Court for Highalnds County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCITION, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2005-4A is the Plaintiff, and ONEIL G MICHAEL A/K/A ONEIL MICHAEL, et al., are the Defendants, Highlands County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 290, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION D, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 13 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 AM, on the 9th day ofJuly, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days aftere the sale. Dated: March 6, 2014. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak CA11-05451/DB If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690, within two (2) workding days of your receipt of this Notification; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)5347777 or Florida Relay Service 711. June 20, 27, 2014 NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Sevententh Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida, on the 11th day of April, 2014, in the cause wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, etc, is Plaintiff, and CECILIA LOPEZ and RAMIRO DAZA and others, is Defendant, being Case No. 08-52496 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendants, CECILIA LOPEZ and RAMIRO DAZA and others, right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: 2002 Land Rover, VIN#SALTY15412A749841, TAG# J70ZHM, DECAL# 14666325 and on the 09th day of July, 2014 at the hour of 10:00am or as soon as thereafter as circumstances permit, at Ducks Body Shop located at 1153 Hawthorne Dr, Sebring, Florida, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, CECILIA LOPEZ and RAMIRO DAZA and others, right, title and itnerest in aforesaid PERSONAL property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as mayb e tot he payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, May 23, 2014 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By /s/ Lt. Kenny Johnson, Judicial Process Unit In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. Prepared by Lt. Kenny Johnson Highlands County Sheriffs Office 434 Fernleaf Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 May 30; June 6, 13, 20, 2014 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin. EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE AV ON PARK1025 By owner, 3/2 1/2, 3 pool home w/ dream kitchen, boxed ceilings, crown molding throughout,fireplace,3400 living area w/home generator on half acre, 863 453-4465 directions only. MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 LARGE 1/1 MOBILE, great condition. New carpet/air/screen room, 55+ park, $310 lot rent, $3000 cash owner financing, 863-304-2849, Palm Harbor Homes limited time offer! $5K towards any exterior package. We have 24 wide, 26, 28 & 30 wide homes. 3 stock units reduced 26K, Homes from the $60s plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE1095 1995 MERIT PARK model in Adelaide Shores, extra lg. bedroom, handicap ramp (removable), near clubhouse, incl. golf cart, reasonable lot rent, $30,000 neg. Subject to park owner approval. 863-257-1331 UNFURNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT1214 SPRING LAKE 3BR, 2BA,2CG CHA, patio, ceramic, tiled living, dining, kit., bath & halls, SS appl., refrigerator w/water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets/Smokers. 863-253-9841. MISC. RENTALS1345 Home Available For Vacation Reservation. Contact us to reserve a property for your vacation reservation. Properties available in different range and prices and located in Key West, Florida. Visit www.vhrhomesinquiries.com to make your online inquiry or call or text (305) 942-8930. PUTCLASSFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU! FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 LiL Wizards Academy is looking for VPK & childcare teachers. Must have 45 intro hours & VPK certificate. W ages $8.50-$9.50 per hour. Call James Box @ 863 381-9676 MEDICAL2030 RN NEEDED FOR fast paced ASE. Fax resume to (863) 471-6834. GENERAL2100 BUSY DAY Spa in Sebring looking for nail tech, nail art a plus. SPA HAMMOCK FALLS 863-382-9646 Dining Ser vice Manager For ALF; Experienced preferred Able to work independently and hands on with budgeting, staffing & organization. Appy in person at 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd, Sebring Crown Pointe of Sebring Experienced payroll company opening new office in Lake Placid seeking full charge bookkeeper with strong accounting background, min. 5 yrs exp. in: AR, AP, Payroll, General Ledger, Journal Entries, Budget & Bank Rec., etc. Proficiency in electronic form submission and retrieval, along with Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook necessary. Exemplary customer service, bilingual & multitasking preferred.Send resume to: drdebelliott@gmail.com or fax form to 863.465.5174. Deadline 6/20/14. F/T secretary needed M-F. Must be proficient in Microsoft Publisher. Call First Baptist Church A.P. 453-6681 or stop in and pick up an application. Full Time Fr ont Of fice Coor dinator for a busy Pediatric office in Wauchula. Bilingual preferred. Must have at least 3 years experience in a medical management position. Excellent benefits, salary commensurate with experience. Please fax your resume to 863-471-9340 or email cfmdebanderson@gmail.com P ART-TIME SALES person to man Home Depot A/C & heating booth, sales & trade show a plus, will train. Call 863-385-2665 or email info@advancedairsebring.com TEACHERS NEEDED for a private Christian School in Avon Park, Pre-K & Elementary classes avail. Full time. 863-453-8687.. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT2120 EXPERIENCED AND TRUSTED CNA with years of experience looking for people that need help and assistance. Call (863) 202-6396 GENTLEMAN/ SITTER COMPANION Looking for position. Experienced with References. 863-658-4837 3000 NOTICES PERSONALS3020 GLENN SNEED PLEASE CALL YOUR MOTHER, SHE IS QUITE ILL. 1-901-279-1247 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU!FIND A JOB! BUY A HOME! BUY A CAR! SEEKING JOY? PEACE? HOPE? whymegodwhynow@comcast.net BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES3065 One Night OnlyRick Pino June 26, 7p.m. at Crossroads Fellowship, 605 State Road 66, Sebring, FL 33875 Asking Love Offering. COMPUTER CLASSES3092 Computer Lessons. Windows 7/8, Office, Facebook, Files, Photos, Control Panel, and more. $25 per hour. Group rates available. Gail, 863-214-8179 CLASSIFIED ADSSELL

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www.newssun.comFriday, June 20, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | B9 Ifso,callNatashatodayat863-241-4681 ServicesProvided: This Space is Reserved F or Your Business!Call Today!385-6155 We Do It All. Just Call Fr eeEstimates.NoJobTooSmall! We Sa tisfyOurCustomersOwen 863-458-6018 30 years experience 4000FINANCIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES4010 THE DEPOT RESTAURANT & CATERING FOR SALE BY OWNER PRICE REDUCED CALL JOHN 863-202-0171 6000 MERCHANDISE Large collection of Nora Roberts & JD Robb books. Paperback & hard cover. Make offer. (863) 382-1536 GARAGE SALES 6012 A VON PARK Multi-family Friday & Sunday 7am-4pm, 1712 N. Morningside Rd. Furn., bedroom set, Tempurpedic mattress, Sleep No. kingsize bed, exercise equip., antique RCA record player, RCA original TV, much more! C a s h i n w i t h C l a s s LAKE PLACID, SAT, June 21, 8-2, No early birds, 118 Serenity Ave, Multifamily sale. Household items, electronics, womens clothing, books, Christmas decor and So Much More!! LAKE PLACID, SAT., June 21, 9-?, 343 Ellison Ave., Tools, electronics, Harley Davidson collectibles, homemade jams & jellies, household items, books & a tanning bed! Too much to list!! SEBRING MOVING SALE. Household goods & living room furniture. Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 8am-12pm, 5515 Matanzas Drive. SEBRING MULTI-FAMILY Sat. 6/21, 8am-1pm, 3425 Sparta Road. Lots of furniture, misc. items, odds & ends. SEBRING DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY SIDEWALK GARAGE SALE SAT. JUNE 21, 7AM-1PM. Around the Circle & North Ridgewood SEBRING YARD SALE, T wo family, Fri, Sat. & Sun, June 20, 21 & 22, 8 to 3. 1317 Wightman Avenue FURNITURE6035 Glass top dinette table, 48 round, metal base, 4 chairs/light neutral color upholstered seats & backs. Exc. cond. Paid $1800 new. Sell $225. 863-664-0172. Steamer trunk, very old. Been in grandmas attic for years. 100 years old, very cool. $100. 863 402-2285 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 LADIES, LEATHER SLACKS. Excellent condition $20. per pair. Sizes 8, 10, & 12. Call for fitting appointment. 863 385-4612 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 Hess trucks, 6 with out boxes, 1 with. Some are banks, years 80 to 84. $100. 863 402-2285 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 BIKE WANTED mens 26 up to 3speed, preferably with fenders, good cond., 863-471-9212. DOGS6233 Beagle, 2 years old, free to good home. Gentle, loves to play & run. Needs space /fence. Spayed & has shots. Call Jim (863) 212-0850 MISC. PETS6234 NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. MISCELLANEOUS6260 JJOHN WAYNE Heirloom Cowboy collector plates, Certificate of Authenticity. 12 plates $20 each 863-699-2021 JOHN WAYNE Heirloom Military collector plates w/Certificate of Authenticity. 12 plates, $20. each. 863-699-2021

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JenniferA.Wolf,P.A.-C. 3049358 TODAYAn afternoon thunderstorm91 / 72Winds: WNW at 4-8 mphA couple of afternoon thunderstorms92 / 72Winds: W at 4-8 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.93 / 72Winds: WSW at 6-12 mphSUNDAYA couple of showers and a t-storm92 / 74Winds: SSW at 4-8 mphMONDAYChance for an afternoon t-storm90 / 74Winds: SSE at 6-12 mphTUESDAY High .............................................. 3:18 a.m. Low ............................................... 9:28 a.m. High .............................................. 4:01 p.m. Low ............................................... 9:57 p.m. High .............................................. 9:26 a.m. Low ............................................... 2:41 a.m. High .............................................. 9:58 p.m. Low ............................................... 4:06 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 12.65 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 92 Low Sunday ........................................... 65 High Monday ......................................... 91 Low Monday .......................................... 65 High Tuesday ......................................... 89 Low Tuesday .......................................... 65 High Wednesday .................................... 91 Low Wednesday ..................................... 67 Relative humidity .................................. 48% Expected air temperature ....................... 91 Makes it feel like .................................... 97 Monday ............................................... 30.04 Tuesday ............................................... 30.02 Wednesday ......................................... 30.04 Monday ............................................... 0.07 Tuesday ............................................... 0.08 Wednesday ......................................... 0.52 Month to date ..................................... 3.09 Year to date ....................................... 15.75Sunrise 6:34 a.m. 6:35 a.m. Sunset 8:21 p.m. 8:21 p.m. Moonrise 1:41 a.m. 2:21 a.m. Moonset 2:24 p.m. 3:21 p.m.Albuquerque 91/66/pc 93/65/pc 94/64/s Atlanta 94/73/pc 92/72/t 90/71/t Baltimore 83/60/pc 77/61/t 83/58/pc Birmingham 93/72/pc 91/71/t 92/72/pc Boston 76/57/s 75/59/pc 75/60/pc Charlotte 92/68/t 90/67/t 85/65/pc Cheyenne 82/52/pc 85/52/pc 80/51/t Chicago 81/63/t 82/60/c 82/64/t Cleveland 80/61/c 78/57/c 80/60/pc Columbus 86/68/t 86/63/t 87/65/pc Dallas 93/75/pc 97/76/pc 96/76/pc Denver 87/57/pc 89/59/pc 87/54/t Detroit 77/60/c 79/59/pc 81/61/pc Harrisburg 83/58/pc 75/57/t 83/59/pc Honolulu 87/71/pc 87/71/pc 88/73/pc Houston 91/72/pc 93/74/pc 94/74/pc Indianapolis 83/67/t 86/65/t 85/67/pc Jackson, MS 93/71/pc 93/71/pc 94/71/pc Kansas City 90/68/pc 91/71/t 91/70/pc Lexington 88/70/t 86/67/t 87/67/t Little Rock 92/72/pc 93/73/pc 95/74/pc Los Angeles 83/64/s 81/62/pc 79/62/pc Louisville 89/73/t 89/71/t 89/70/t Memphis 93/75/pc 92/74/pc 95/75/pc Milwaukee 73/59/r 73/59/c 75/62/t Minneapolis 86/66/pc 88/68/c 86/66/t Nashville 92/71/t 90/69/t 91/69/pc New Orleans 90/74/pc 91/75/t 92/74/t New York City 81/63/s 77/62/c 79/63/pc Norfolk 79/67/pc 82/68/t 80/68/t Oklahoma City 90/69/t 93/69/pc 94/71/pc Philadelphia 84/63/s 79/62/c 83/61/pc Phoenix 107/83/s 108/82/s 106/80/s Pittsburgh 81/62/pc 81/61/t 84/63/pc Portland, ME 73/47/s 74/50/s 75/51/s Portland, OR 69/50/pc 75/54/pc 82/58/s Raleigh 89/69/t 86/68/t 83/64/t Rochester 74/52/pc 78/48/pc 79/58/pc St. Louis 89/71/t 92/70/t 92/73/pc San Francisco 69/53/pc 67/53/s 69/53/pc Seattle 65/48/pc 72/51/pc 77/55/s Wash., DC 85/66/pc 78/65/t 84/65/pc Cape Coral 90/72/t 91/72/t 91/73/pc Clearwater 89/76/t 90/77/t 91/76/pc Coral Springs 89/73/t 89/73/t 91/75/pc Daytona Beach 89/71/t 91/73/t 92/72/t Ft. Laud. Bch 88/75/t 89/76/t 90/77/pc Fort Myers 90/73/t 91/73/t 91/73/pc Gainesville 92/70/t 91/72/t 92/72/t Hollywood 89/73/t 90/73/t 91/75/pc Homestead AFB 87/71/t 88/71/t 88/73/pc Jacksonville 93/70/t 93/73/t 92/73/t Key West 88/76/t 88/77/pc 89/80/pc Miami 88/74/t 89/74/t 91/76/pc Okeechobee 87/70/t 88/71/t 91/71/t Orlando 91/72/t 93/74/t 93/73/t Pembroke Pines 89/73/t 90/74/t 91/75/pc St. Augustine 90/72/t 92/75/t 92/73/t St. Petersburg 90/75/t 90/77/t 91/76/pc Sarasota 89/73/t 89/74/t 88/73/pc Tallahassee 96/71/pc 94/75/t 95/74/t Tampa 89/76/t 90/76/t 90/76/pc W. Palm Bch 88/73/t 89/74/t 90/75/pc Winter Haven 91/73/t 93/74/t 93/73/t Acapulco 91/79/t 92/76/t 91/77/t Athens 84/69/s 86/67/t 86/67/s Beirut 86/71/s 79/68/s 80/69/s Berlin 66/50/pc 66/51/pc 69/49/pc Bermuda 81/74/s 80/73/t 79/72/r Calgary 73/44/pc 67/45/pc 70/43/pc Dublin 63/49/pc 65/48/pc 66/51/pc Edmonton 72/46/pc 68/43/pc 74/45/s Freeport 84/78/t 85/79/pc 86/79/pc Geneva 76/49/pc 80/51/s 83/55/pc Havana 90/70/t 88/70/t 87/73/t Hong Kong 91/84/t 92/83/t 91/83/t Jerusalem 89/62/s 77/60/s 78/61/s Johannesburg 59/36/s 60/38/s 62/37/s Kiev 75/55/pc 71/52/pc 72/51/t London 73/55/pc 74/54/pc 74/56/pc Montreal 72/52/s 73/55/s 77/55/s Moscow 71/53/pc 70/46/sh 66/50/s Nice 79/67/s 79/66/s 78/67/t Ottawa 72/49/s 75/50/s 78/53/s Quebec 66/48/s 72/50/s 74/50/pc Rio de Janeiro 72/63/pc 74/64/pc 76/64/s Seoul 81/68/t 83/67/r 83/66/c Singapore 89/80/pc 89/80/t 88/79/t Sydney 71/44/s 68/43/s 67/41/s Toronto 72/53/pc 73/55/pc 74/55/pc Vancouver 64/49/c 66/49/pc 70/53/s Vienna 70/53/t 72/53/pc 78/56/pc Warsaw 64/50/pc 65/49/t 65/48/t Winnipeg 73/57/sh 80/59/t 78/57/pc Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. High pressure reaching southward from Canada will promote dry weather across the Northeast today to close out the workweek. Settled weather will not be the story for all of the East, however, with showers and thunderstorms in the forecast from the Gulf Coast up into Virginia and northwestward over the Great Lakes. This could result in travel delays around the Midwest, including those around Chicago and Indianapolis. Some spotty thunderstorms are also in store for the Plains. National Forecast for June 20 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Clouds and sun today with a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon. A thunderstorm in spots in the evening; otherwise, partly cloudy tonight. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm tomorrow. A drought caused problems for farmers in Starksville, Ga., on June 20, 1862. The drought destroyed the oat crop. The wheat crop was much poorer than normal. A shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. Winds northwest becoming west 4-8 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and average humidity 65%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull June 19June 27July 5July 12 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 93/70 92/70 92/71 89/71 91/72 91/73 89/76 89/76 90/75 89/73 90/73 88/73 87/70 88/73 88/75 88/74 96/71 91/75 91/75 91/72 91/72 90/72 91/71 90/71 89/70 88/76 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. 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