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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 6 x 1.5; Color; 3042252; 910; Locally Owned #1 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 A9Roberts museum in downtown Avon Park back on the radarA4 VOL. 95 NO. 71 Regular summer pattern holds High 92 Low 72 Details on B14Business ..................... A9 Classi ed .................... B9 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Horoscope .................... B2 Obituaries .................. A6 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Puzzles ......................... B2 Religion ......................... B6 Viewpoints .................... A5 Family activities for a funlled Fourth B1 Sunday, June 22, 2014 An Edition of the Sun newssun thenewssun BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING The family of Floyd Hodge Jr. disputes claims that he was demon possessed prior to a March 9 shooting incident, as well as reports he had to be shot to be subdued. It hurts me to (hear people) say he was anything but normal, said his grandmother, Eva Johns, 71, of Avon Park. She said he smoked, drove fast and loved guns, and from what she knew, he had hoped to relocate to Kentucky, but never did get to make that jump. Her son, Floyd Hodge Sr., said his only son was a peaceful man who believed in God and was never devil possessed.Family disputes claims about Hodge Phil Attinger/News-SunSheriff Susan Benton (left) speaks with family members of Floyd Gene Hodge Jr., who was shot and killed by a deputy March 9. His wife, Lisa Hodge (second from right, holding a Bible), said her husband had demons.Say man who shot up neigborhood with AK-47 and was killed by a deputy March 9 was not demon possessedThey shot someone who needed help.Floyd Hodge Sr. BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Mobile car washes who make a name for themselves sometimes want to settle down to a speci c location and have drivers come to them. Its happened at the Sebring Citgo Station at U.S. 27 and Golfview Road, under a metal pole and aluminum overhang at the corner of the property. Another business that is mobile most of the week wants to set up in Avon Park. Calvin Arjona of Xclusive Detailing said he and business partner Nicholas Caruso go to their customers Avon Park, car washers discussing code that keeps them from setting up stationary shop Katara Simmons/News-SunKyle Arjona of Xclusive Detailing scrubs the front of an SUV Thursday morning in Sebring.Searching for a spot BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Another source of answers to what happened on Jan. 4 when two pedestrians and a motorist died in Sebring gives some clues. It stated that the home of Gregory Tocci, 54, at 3905 Lexus St. in Sebring had apparently been set on re in eight different locations two of which tested positive for gasoline according to an investigation by Jeffrey Batz, detective with the Division of the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations. Batz stated that Tocci was the most likely suspect, given that he was the only one living there, that he had left to purchase gasoline at a nearby store, and was on his way back when his truck hit four pedestrians, killing two, Driver in fatal crash suspected of trying to torch home BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg said last weeks candidate qualifying went pretty much as planned. There were no surprise candidates. Everybody that pre-quali ed has quali ed, she said. Some of the races already have been decided, as candidates drew no opposition. In August, voters will have their chance to decide a pair of Highlands County School Board races District One hopefuls include Charlene Edwards, Aljoe Hinson and incumbent Ronnie Jackson. District Five candidates will include Clinton Culverhouse, Jill Compton, William Pep Hutchinson, Trevor Murphy and William Tres Stephenson. They are in the running Election qualifying brings no surprisesRichie, Elwell unopposed for county commission BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Of cials of the South Florida Water Management District say the Edna Pearce Lockett Estate is on a list of about 20,000 acres managed by the district that now are under review and may be put up for sale as surplus. Its being considered for surplus based on our assessment last year, but were still in the process of doing our due diligence on it, said Land Assessment Section Leader Ray Palmer from his of ce in West Palm Beach. Palmer said it could be Lockett Estate may get surplussedSEE HODGE | A7SEE DRIVER | A6SEE BALLOT | A6SEE WASH | A8SEE ESTATE | A8County teams battle for Dixie bragging rights AvonPark 800W.MainSt. 863.453.6000 LakePlacid 600U.S.Hwy27N. 863.699.1300 Sebring 327U.S.Hwy27N. 863.386.1300 SunnLakeNorth 5033U.S.Hwy27N. 863.386.1322 3045823 LLY OWN ED!'', community mindeds,


A2 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, June 22, 2014 Elks Day at Tampa Rays gameSEBRING Tickets are now on sale for Elks Day with the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, Sept. 7. This seventh annual Florida Elks fundraiser is open to all members and guests. Cost is $50 and in cludes transportation and ticket. From each tickets $5 will go to support the HarryAnna Fund. Everyone participating will receive a free Rays/Elks tote bag. C all Angie Warchak at (863) 472-2150.Scribblers and Scribes get writing promptSEBRING Florida Writers Association Scribblers and Scribes will meet at 7 / p .m. Wednesday, July 2 at Beef O Bradys in Sebring. Writing and publishing is the main focus of the monthly meetings. This month, group leader Barbara Beswick will discuss character aws and introduce a writing prompt. The public is invit ed and membership in Scr ibblers or FW A is not required although applications are available. Call Beswick at (863) 402-9181.Lake Placid Grief Support Group meetsLAKE PLACID Balmoral Assisted Living and Cornerstone Hospice Grief Support Group is facilitated by a trained counselor who under stands the grieving pr ocess and will help on the journey of grief recovery and rebuilding your life. Do not gr iev e alone. These group encounters are offered at no cost to Lake P lacid r esidents. Individual grief suppor t is also pr ovided at no cost for those who pr efer one-on-one counseling. The group meets beginning in June 2014 and will be offer ed weekly from 2:303:30 / p .m. at Balmoral Assisted Living, 93 Balmoral Drive. Call (863) 382-4563.Healing Hearts Grief Support Group meetsSEBRING The Palms of Sebring and Cornerstone Hospice will host a Healing Hearts Grief Support Group for adults. It will be facilitated by a trained counselor who understands the griev ing process and will help on the jour ney of grief recovery and rebuilding your life. These gr oup encounters ar e offered at no cost to S ebr ing residents. Individual grief suppor t is also pr ovided at no cost for those who pr efer one-on-one counseling. The group meets weekly from 2:303:30 / p .m. Thursday at Palms of Sebring, 725 S. Pine St. CallJulia Mercer at Palms of Sebring, (863) 3850161, or Sam Gray, Cornerstone Hospice, (863) 382-4563.Reynolds signs books at Cow PiesLAKE PLACID Local author Anne Nichols Reynolds will be conducting a book signing of her recently released novel, Winter Harvest, at Cow Pies Country Store and Creamery at 1 / p .m. Wednesday. The ad dress is 212 County R oad 621 East, Lake Placid.Highlands Hammock seeks volunteersSEBRING Highlands Hammock State Park is seeking volunteers for the follo wing: %  Custodian for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum. Duties include cleaning restrooms, vacuuming carpet, and hosting visitors %  Volunteer exper ienced with zero-turn mo w ers to assist with mowing. %  Sebr ing residents to open and close Seven Lakes. %  Lake Placid r esi dents to open and close Lake J une-inW inter Scrub State Park. Opportunities to assist with trail and facility maintenance are also av ailable %  Handyman to maintain and r epair rental bicy cles; %  Sev en Lakes water quality monitor with lightweight kayak or portable boat. %  Volunteers / bir ders to assist with Jay W atch, F lorida 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. Call 4715324..EHEAP funds availableSEBRING NuHope Elder Care Services Inc. announces 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 r esolving other cooling-related energy crisis. To qualify for this pr ogr am, the household must: %  Contain a person aged 60 years of age or older. %  Be r esponsible for paying for their cooling/heating costs. %  Hav e an income not exceeding 150 percent of the Federal Poverty guidelines. %  Hav e a past due power bill or lack of ac cess to an adequate means of heating or cooling. %  Documented proof of Social Security numbers for all members of the family F or assistance, contact Nu-Hope Elder C ar e Services at (863) 382-2134 for an appointment. Applicnats must br ing a cop y 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 inder garten 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 orientation. The schools ofce will remain open thr oughout the summer fr om 7:30 / a.m. to 3:30 / p .m. Please stop by at your earliest convenience to pick up a r egistr ation packet. The school strongly encour ages completed student registrations to be returned by Aug. 1. All students enter ing kindergarten for the 2014-15 school y ear must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2014. No exceptions. Call 314-5281.Caladium Coop to close for renovationsLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Co operative will be closing for its annual 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. Bunco at Shrine Club TuesdayAVON PARK The public is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 SR 17 South at 11:30 / a.m. Tuesday. Cost is $4 per person. Call (863) 9911298 for information. 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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 permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the proper ty of the ne wspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. P ostmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.CO mmMM IT mM ENT TO A ccCC U RA cC YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its ne ws stories. If you belie ve we have made an error, call the newsroom 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; or call (863) 385-6155. OffOFF I 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 F ax: (863) 385-1954 SS UBS cC RI pP TION RATESHome 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your ne wspaper 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 delivered to you. Subscriber s who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon T uesday for the Wednesday edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon F rida y for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be pro cessed on the following publication date. OO BITUARIES ANAN D AA NN OUN cC E mM EN TSEmail all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comPLA cC E A CLASSI fF IE dD AdA D From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 385-6155, ext. 505 or (863) 314-9876 RETAILRETAIL AdAD VERTISINGMitch Collins 386-5626 Vickie Watson 386-5631 Terri Lee 386-5628 LL EGAL AdAD VERTISINGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 NN EWSROO mM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Editor, ext. 516 or Phil Attinger, Staff Writer, ext. 541 or Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@news Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ ROMON aA W aA SHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.w 385-6155, ext. 515 GG LEN NN ICKE rR SON President glen.nick 385-6155, ext. 536 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 SNAPs S HOTs S LL O cC AL NN EWS Juneteenth celebration in Sebring Katara SS immons/ NN ewsSS unJohn Mitchell (above) barbecues ribs and chicke, while Taz Kennedy, 8, of Kissimmee plays catch (right) Saturday during the Juneteenth Festival in Sebring. The family fun festival is presented by the Florida Sportsmans Association and the new Washington Heights Concerned Citizens. The event is intended to bring together the countys diverse population in one location. A* ;i


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A4 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, June 22, 2014 P L & gniknaB lanosre gnidne L & gniknaB laicremmoC gnidne F res-llu roM eciv rapeD egagt tnemt r f n f t F reuaB laicnani tnednepedni na res laicnan napmoc gnitar seciv y ag v su e v eht esuaceb srats e k y on w w awla e g sy vi tar tseb eht srebmem ruo e se serviceandconvenience.IfyourenotalreadyaMIDFLORIDAmember, whynotjoinusandndoutwhatabankshouldbe? AvonPark 930U.S.Highway27NorthSebring 6105U.S.Highway27N.SouthSebring 3863U.S.Highway27S.LakePlacid 6N.MainAvenue V kci ripS ei se rB M hcna regana P ekaL dical y 62 ae aB ni sr kn gni 38BRANCHESTHROUGHOUTCENTRALFLORIDAFederally insuredby NCUA. finneJ R re h seny rB M hcna regana A v P no ar k y 41 ae aB ni sr nk gni C dah W smailli M ro t rO egag gi ani t ro S rbe gni y 8 ae roM ni sr t g ega V H assena zednanre S roine V ci P e r nedise t S R htuo ge M lanoi regana y 51 ae aB ni sr kn gni J nosa T r ue Vic P e r nedise t C remmo cialLending y 61 ae aB ni sr nking finneJ re W smailli rB M hcna regana S S htuo rbe gni y 02 ae aB ni sr kn gni B C yste r zu M ro t rO egag gi ani t ro S rbe gni 2y ae roM ni sr tgage 3054857 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK The Community Redevelopment Agency on M onday will once again consider whether or not to have a museum in the A v on Park Community Center. I t was tur ned down by the Avon Park City Council in February. At the time, council members said they liked the concept, but in a 3-2 v ote decided against having a museum in the top oor of the community center dedicated to the work of Peter Powell Roberts, recentlydeceased F lor ida artist who had willed his entire collection to the Heartland Cultural Alliance. I t would hav e meant spending $35,000 in Main Street CRA district funds toward renovations of the community center. The museum is back on the agenda for the CRA Board which is the city council this Monday. Administrative Servic es Director and acting City Clerk M aria Sutherland said Friday that the matter was presented to the Main Street CRA Advisory Board this month with a new concept, which advisory board members appr o ved. Instead of having a space dedicated specically for the museum, Heartland Cultural Alliance President Fred Leavitt is proposing to operate the museum in alignment with downtown merchants, city events and the Avon Park Depot Mu seum. R ober ts work, valued at more than $300,000, would occupy about 30 percent of the proposed gallery space, with the remaining space dedicated to local artists, craftsmen and visiting artists. The museum would also featur e a gift shop selling artists works on consignment. The H ighlands C ounty Tourist Development Council has dedicated $105,000 in the 2014-2015 scal y ear and a similar amount the following year to market Highlands County as a culture and arts destination, with the R ober ts collection being one of the major dr aws Leavitt said in a proposal to the CRA Board. Leavitt is pr ojecting that annual revenue from sales tax for the rst three years would be $22,365, jumping to $152,292 in the fourth year. The museum would also create 3.5 full-time jobs in the rst year, with more jobs as more projects are added onto the museum, the proposal states. He also said tour buses have already been arranged which could bring people to Avon Park to see the muse um, when its done. Leavitt has said that tour ism would ll Avon Park Main Street storefronts with customers for new businesses. He said he hasnt included sales tax revenue from incr eased local business in his projections. A sticking point over his last proposal to elected ofcials was whether or not they could get contr actors to bid comparable materials and work so they could make an infor med decision on renovations. There were also questions of what priority the com munity center should have for r eno vations when other city facilities need repairs. The CRA Board meeting will be at 5 / p .m. in council chambers at 123 E. Pine S t., A von Park, followed by the Avon Park City Council meeting at 6 / p .m.Peter Powell Roberts Museum up for vote again News-Sun le photosFred Leavitt (right), shown here talking with Peter Powell Roberts in December of 2013, has been trying to convince Avon Park ofcials to back a museum featuring Powells work in the downtown Community Center. The issue will be discussed by the CRA board on Monday. Below is Inside Out, a painting by Roberts. NEWS-SUN Get NoticedAdvertise Today!........................... .......5 ` \Ii I!1 1ewe Rifive stars because they know we always give our members the best rates MIDFI,ORIWhat A Bank Should IRAOPPORTUNITY


www.newssun.comSunday, June 22, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW Despite some recent progress made on gay rights, the Texas Republi can Party took a giant leap back ward earlier this month by endorsing so -called reparative therapy. At its annual state convention June 7, roughly 7,000 delegates supported psychological treatments that try to turn gay people straight, at the urg ing of a tea party group called the Tex as Eagle Forum, according to The As sociated Press. It was just last y ear that New Jerseys Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law banning the therapy for minors in the state; California also has a similar law. At the time, the Journal Tribune Ed itorial Board heralded the signing of the law by a R epublican governor as a major victory, but the Texas GOPs de cision shows just how deeply rooted the stereotypes and pr ejudice are in some people, especially in certain ar eas of this country. Texas R epublicans are likely to be poorly received by this action, even by members of their own party, and may alienate young Republicans who be lieve ones personal life should not be dictated by the go vernment. At the Texas convention, Rudy Oeftering, who is vice president of the gay conserv ative group Metroplex Republicans, said its only a small group that wants to keep the par ty in the past. But thats not clear from the vote, es pecially since the new anti-gay lan guage the GOP adopted never even came up for debate at the event. Although O eftering and others had lined up to speak against the thera py language, they never got to address delegates, because a parliamentar y motion to approve the full platform was called rst, according to the AP. Oeftering was right when he said the only way the party can go into the future is to start listening to young people, to start listening to people who have gay family members. But it doesnt seem like the party at least in Texas wants to move for ward.An editorial from the Biddeford, Maine, Journal Tribune.Texas takes a big step back on gay rightsAs readers of this column know, I sometimes like to delve into the strange news out there and share it with you. I do this for a number of reasons. Not only does it amuse me to see the stuff that really goes on in the real world, it gives me comfort to know that however strange I might be, there are those out there who are even stranger. My hope is you have the same reac tion to the stories below. O ur rst tale comes to us off the website, which apparently belongs to an Atlanta, Georgia NBC afliate. The story tells of a 25-year-old New Zealand woman who was experiencing painful cramps. Doctors determined after a num ber of tests that she needed to hav e her o varies removed, and her surgery was scheduled in No vember of last year. I magine the doctor s surprise when they discovered that despite all tests to the contrary that R ebecca O ldham was 32 weeks pregnant. Instead of taking the womans ovaries, the performed an emergency caesarean section to deliver the 9-pound baby boy. In everyones defense, the baby apparently managed to evade three scans, two blood tests and six pregnancy tests. The cramp ing Oldhan was experiencing was pr obably because the bab y was snugly lodged along her back. This is not Oldhams rst pregnancy. She reportedly had a 20-month old girl at the time her son was bor n. She claims she had no idea she was pregnant, and is looking forward to the results of the hospitals investigation into the matter. The ar ticle concludes that statistics for women not kno wing they w er e pregnant for so long range from 1 in 500 to 1 in 7,000. Color me suspicious. Ive been pregnant twice, with symptoms that made it kind of obvious. Did she not experience a twinge of morning sickness? Fatigue? Sud denly not being able to see her feet? W eird cravings? I am bafed at how any woman can be so clueless about her o wn body Maybe I shouldnt say that. Some would call me clueless about my own body, given that its obvious that I need to lose weight. Rest assured that I am aware of the fact and trying to work on it, though apparently there is at least one advantage to being grossly overweight. As evidence I cite a story on, which takes us to Deltona and a 450-pound man by the name of Christopher Mitchell. According to the article, Mitchell was a passenger in a car that was pulled over because he wasnt wearing a seat belt. Mitchell explained to the Volusia County deputy that he was too big to w ear a seatbelt. B ecause Mitchell and the driver appeared nervous, the deputy requested a drug-detecting dog to be br ought in. The dog detected drugs in the car. The drugs were apparently found on Mitchell, hidden under his stomach fat. I am not kidding. According to the story, he managed to stuff cocaine and 23 gr ams of marijuana in there. So of course I ask myself, Self, what else could you hide under stomach fat? I also wondered, though I weigh a lot less than 450 pounds, what could I possi bly smuggle under my stomach fat? A pencil? T ube of lipstick? It sends my little writer brain into all sorts of directions. There is a story in here somewhere. However, let me hasten to say that the disadvantages of be ing so overweight far outweigh (pun intended) the adv antages of being able to hide something on your person. So suck it up, lose that stubborn belly fat! Who knows what might be hidden in there?Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at Visit her website at www .laurahw Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessar ily those of the staff of the News-Sun.Strange but true news update LAURAS LOOKLaura Ware SUBMI ssSS ION sS P OLICYLetters 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 publication. All letters should include name, address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be rejected. Two letters per month per writer are allowed. Guest columns may be submitted once a month. 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He will be deeply missed by his family and is survived by his wife, Cheryl, his children, Stacy (Troy) Reehl of Grand Rapids, Steve Stoll of Grand Rapids and his very special grandchil dren: Jalyn, Riley, and Kendyl Stoll, William, Bria, and T ana Reehl. He is also survived b y his mother, Myrtle Stoll and his brother Jerry Beaubien. He retired after 29 years from the Department of Justice as a special agent. He enjoyed spending qual ity time with his family and friends whether it be on the golf cour se, at a University of Michigan Sporting event, or sharing a meal at one of his MANY fa vorite restaurants. Visitation is being held on Tuesday, June 24 from 2-4 / p.m. and 7-9 / p.m. (Rosar y at 8:30 / p.m.) at Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance Rd. in Grand Rapids. A Memorial Mass will be 11 / a.m. on W ednesday, June 25 at St. Anthon y s of Padua Catholic Church, 2510 Richmond NW in Grand Rapids, where the family will receive visitor s one hour prior. Because of his great love for his church, in lieu of owers please consider donating to St. Anthonys of Padua Education Foun dation. Ar sulowicz Brother s Remembrance Mortuary 616-735-9900 ar sulowiczbrother STOLL OBITUARIES and then rammed a steel-reinforced concrete utility pole. T occi died the next day from injuries received in a wreck when he was r emo ved from life support at Lakeland Regional Medical C enter In his report, Batz said he did not know whether or not Tocci intentionally drove his tr uck into the pole to take his own life. A Florida Highway Patrol investigation said Toccis Ford Ranger pickup did not slow down befor e hitting either the pedestrians or the pole. The pedestrians killed were Holly S. Fadely, 62, of 3329 Illi nois Ave. and Allen R. W ilson, 60, of 3338 I llinois Ave. Hollys husband, 62-year-old William Ross Fadely and neighbor J ames Amos 73, of 3511 Delaware Ave. survived with critical injuries. T occi had just come from a nearby gas station where he bought two gallons of gasoline, which he was tr anspor ting in a red gas container in the cab of his truck, FHP reported. He seemed to be headed home, according to FHP Traf c Fatality Investigator Cpl. Ronnie Highsmith. When H ighsmith went to Toccis house to nd family members to inform about the wr eck, he smelled smoke and then notied the West Sebring V olunteer F ire Department after seeing bur ned ar eas on the outside of the singlestory masonry house. Batz said the re department forced their way in thr ough the front door and found several spots burning separate from each other They put out the res and called the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce and the Fire Marshals Ofce. When he arrived, Batz found a burned round door mat sitting in the driveway, just outside the front door. Inside, Batz found burn marks immedi ately inside the front door which matched the burned door mat. The oors, he stated, was an unnished concr ete oor with throw rugs throughout the house. He also found burn markings near the rear door and kitchen table which had left burn marks on the outside on the concrete liv ing room oor, on a thr o w rug in another part of the living room, on a throw rug in the hallway, on the foot of a twin-size bed in the only sleeping space, and on two separate cardboard boxes in a room used as a work shop. All of the r e locations w ere separated with no bur ning betw een them and had no sour ces of accidental ignition in them, B atz r eported. Based on that, he determined that the source of the res was intentional heat or ame. While investigating the re, Batz also dis covered a handwritten will, dated July 29, 2012, in which T occi have left all his possessions to his sister upon his death. W ith the document was a letter giving instructions not to attempt to revive him, if found, and asking for him to be cremated and the ashes bur ied in M assachusetts. DRIVER F rR O mM pagePAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun le photoHolly Fadely, 62, and Allen Wilson, 60, residents of Fairmount Mobile Estates, died after a speeding truck hit them and two other pedestrians on Seattle Avenue. Driver Gregory Tocci, 54, of Sebring, died Jan. 7. for the seat vacated by Andy Tuck, who took a post on the State Board of Education. District Four incumbent William Brantley reportedly is unopposed. Also unopposed ar e Highlands County Commissioners Don Elwell and Jack Richie. They will be returned to their foury ear ter ms without having to run campaigns. Both were to hav e been on the N ovember general election ballot. Ther e ar e two seats open on the Highlands County Soil and W ater C onservation District. Candidates there include incum bent Pamela Fentress and candidate Scott K irouac. He apparently has led for the seat being v acated b y for mer board member I da J ackson. Also on the primary ballot of interest to local v oters will be an update of the Infrastructure Surtax, also kno wn as the extr a penny on the dollar sales tax. County commissioners voted last w eek to include that referendum so voters could decide whether to extend the levy for another 15 years. On the general elec tion ballot, voters will hav e an oppor tunity to cast a ballot on whether or not to add a half-cent sales tax for schools. B aA LLOT F rR O mM pagePAGE A1 Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Dozens of state legislators earned new terms in ofce as F lor idas qualifying period for the 2014 election ended Friday. T op state ofcials including Gov. Rick Scott, w er ent as fortunate. Scott has to confront two relative unknowns in the Republican primary, while former G o v. Charlie Crist will run against former state Sen. Nan Rich in the Democratic primary. The primary is Aug. 26. The gener al election is Nov. 4. S tate R ep. Per ry Thurston, D-Fort Lauder dale qualied in the race for attor ney general on Friday. Thurston will squar e off against George Sheldon, a former head of the states child welfare agency, in the primary. The winner will face incumbent P am Bondi. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam also dr ew a D emocratic opponent. Thad Hamilton challenged Putnam in 2010 but he ran that time as an independent. Chief Financial Ofcer J eff Atwater is being challenged b y D emocrat Will Rankin. E ight state senators or nearly one-quar ter of the Florida Senate were re-elected without opposition. N early one-thir d of the members in the Florida House also earned new two-year terms since no one qualied to run against them. One state House district did not have any candidates qualify Thats because incumbent Rep. Reggie Fullwood, D-Jacksonville, did not pr operly tur n in his qualifying paper work. This will r equir e the state to set a new qualifying period for the Qualifying for state elections wraps up MC TT Former Gov. Charlie Crist will run against former state Sen. Nan Rich in the Democratic primary Aug. 26. STEPHENSON-NELSONFUNERAL` & CREMATORYNEWS-SUNNo matter how you read thenews, we've got you covered...Nhlandv lbun, i.o mcv,wn Na-.sps.pcr 11,.9Z7


www.newssun.comSunday, June 22, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A7 FinancingAvailable560U.S.27North Sebring 385-4796www.CarpetPatioBlinds.comChamberof CommercememberFamilyowned&operatedsince1978CARPETMART,INC 3052885 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 He was a nice son. I never had an ounce of trouble with him. He never disobeyed me, said Hodge Sr. on the phone from Kentucky. They shot someone who needed help. He was probably dealing with withdraw al symptoms or side-effects from his prescriptions, he said. H odge Jr ., 31, shot at neighbors houses and then at Highlands County Sheriffs deputies in the early morning hours of March 9, 2014. S her iffs Sgt. John Singha shot and killed him after arriving on the scene at 215 Plantation Drive in Sebring. An administr ativ e review, completed and r eleased last w eek by the Sheriffs Ofce Internal Affairs Division, deter mined S ingha took appropriate action under Sheriffs Ofce policy that foggy mor ning. D eputies rst arrived at 4:45 / a.m. in r esponse to several 911 calls. One call was from 34-yearold Lisa Elaine Hodge, who had secured her self in another house on the pr oper ty, several dozen yards away from where her husband was standing. She told dispatchers her husband, Hodge Jr., was demon pos sessed and asked them not to hur t him. H odge Sr. took excep tion to her statement and said he spoke to his son the night befor e the shooting. He was seeing things that werent there. He needed to be back on his medication, Hodge Sr. said. I told him Dont go outside. He said his son had stopped taking a med ication he needed to w ean himself fr om gradually. He said the doctor and his sons wife should have noticed the side effects. H odge S r. said he spoke on the phone with Lisa Hodge that night, and asked her to keep his son inside, away from police, and to call his ex-wife. Lisa Hodge texted her hus bands mother that night, r epor ts said. Hodge Sr. asked why deputies couldnt have sent in a K-9 to subdue his son, especially since his son hadnt actually shot any one He said his son couldnt see well at night, wore thick glasses and likely didnt hear deputies orders to drop the w eapon o ver the sounds of gunre. He lamented that he couldnt have been there himself. I would have walked up and tried to take the gun from him, Hodge Sr. said. There are things that dont add up. Sheriff Susan Benton, speaking on the phone from Texas, said that the State Attorneys Of ce will rule on whether the shooting was justied, but according to agency policy and the situation, her deputies did the only thing they could. Were sorry this happened, but given what was going on and the cir cumstances, our deputies did the right thing to protect our selves and the public, B enton said. S he said deputies dont go to work every day looking for such incidents, but did what they had to do I dont know that they had any other choice, she said. Benton said she didnt know if a K-9 of cer was available at 4:30 / a.m. M arch 9, but the agency doesnt have enough K-9s to have one on duty at all hours. She said deputies had an active shooter not someone in a house or the after math of an incident and had to use what was av ailable They couldnt wait to call a dog, Benton said. Even if one had been on duty, it was not likely to be close by, she said. Benton said the mother has brought up questions of wheth er or not deputies tried to give rst aid after Hodge Jr. was shot. According to the administrative report, deputies did call in E mer gency Medical Services once they had the scene secure. However, Hodge Jr was alr eady dead. I would take his place in the grave to let him talk (for himself), Hodge Sr. said. Hodge Sr. was unable to be there that night or attend his sons funer al. Aside from the distance, he didnt want to see the damage to his son s body or risk being arrested on an outstanding warrant for beating a suspected gang member in P olk County. Benton said deputies didnt learn of the warr ants until after the shooting. Hodge Sr. also sug gested deputies may hav e confused his son with him, given their similar names. Singha had actually gone to the wr ong location at rst because of identical street names, he said. When asked about possible misidentication, B enton said there was no possibility of that: Absolutely not. Johns said she had gotten wind of Hodge Jr. being on drugs and called Lisa Hodge to talk about it. She hadnt seen evidence of it her self. I didn t see any thing that told me Little F lo yd was wigging out, Johns said. He was al ways calm. S he gur ed something was wrong because Hodge Jr. often would visit with his aunt fr om night until morning. When shes seen something not right, shes called law en forcement, Johns said. I f she had seen any signs of drugs, Johns said she would have had him committed under the Marchman Act. She knows that Lisa Hodge took him to a Pentecostal church one night before the shoot ing. H e went downhill after that, Johns said. I hope he got right with the Lord. For now, shes pray ing that healing will come to the family I am taking it hard, Hodge Sr. said. My son was supposed to be here (in Kentucky). He died within feet of the For Sale sign at the house. HODGE FROM PAGE A A 1 Phil Attinger/News-SunThis wall was marked by approximately two dozen holes where bullets from an AA K-47 riddled the house next door to 215 PP lantation Drive in Sebring The gunman 31-year-old Floyd GG ene Hodge Jr was shot and killed after he turned his gun on deputies sent to the scene on MM arch 9. Sheriff Susan Benton said some bullets missed people in their beds b y inches, including children in this house. Phil Attinger/News-SunHighlands County Sheriffs detectives and crime scene investigators work the scene on MM arch 9 at 215 PP lantation Drive in Sebring after Flo yd GG ene Hodge Jr ., 31, red on neighbors homes from his yard and then on sheriffs vehicles before being shot and killed by a deputy. The patrol car by the suspects house (background) arrived there when he reportedly seized it and drove it there during the incident. Were sorry this happened, but given what was going on and the circumstances, our deputies did the right thing to protect ourselves and the publicSusan Benton sheriff The news is just a click away! NEWS-SUN Refresh. Redesign. Rediscover!The right Custom WindowTreatments can create thelight and illumination mostdesirable for you and your-home. 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Arjona and C ar uso met June 10 with the A v on Park Planning & Zoning Board to see if ther e was a way that they could set up a professional car washing service in a new location: Sunoco gas station at U.S. 27 and Hal M cR ae Boulevard. Caruso said they want to operate similar to the car washing businesses at the Citgo stations in S ebring and Lake Placid. Better than that, Arjona said. They have anoth er meeting on July 8 with the Z oning B oard and other city ofcials to see how or if they could amend the code to accommodate such a business. We want to work it out, said Board Chairman Roger Gur ganus. Needless to say ther es a certain amount of bureaucracy we have to work out. Concerns raised by the board included whether or not a re truck would be able to get into the parking lot if there were a re and whether or not cus tomers would be able to maneuv er thr ough the parking lot. Administrative Ser vices Director and acting City Clerk Maria S utherland said it depends on what city code will allo w Jeff Schmucker, planner with the Central F lor ida Regional Planning Council, said city code pr escr ibes an enclosed structure. I f the city wants to have aluminum shelter car washes, he said he would like to talk with the Southwest Florida Water Management D istr ict and the Avon Park Fire Department. Sutherland said that Jennifer Codo-Salisbury, CFRPC planning and administr ation director, could itemize the inconsistencies in the code and br ing those to the J uly 8 meeting. Arjona said he has seen people getting away with washing cars in the middle of the street, and when he and Caruso oper ated their location at M emor ial and Cor nell, they had six Avon P ar k City Hall employ ees come to get their cars washed as w ell as Highlands County Sheriffs deputies, who provide law enforcement for the city. The stor e owner (at BP) doesnt sell gas, Arjona said, but business increased with them ther e he said. When we were there, we washed an airboat. Vice-Chair Jean Jor dan still said that the pr oblem is not ho w much business they brought in but whether they were supposed to set up a business there. Son, we understand your plight, Jordan said. If (the BP station owner) came in to day, even being grandfathered in, hed get turned do wn. Jordan suggested using a carport at a house, but Sutherland said that would defeat the purpose of high visibility at a store lo cation. S utherland suggested using an old deal ership in town, but J or dan asked if it has proper drainage. For now, XClusive Detailing is operating its on-site days from property adjacent the Family Dollar store in Sebring, off Ridgewood Drive/State Road 17. However, Arjona said his family is hoping to sell that property soon. Im really hoping they (will) give me the opportunity to help Avon Park, Arjona said Thursday. Everybody needs their car washed, espe cially during love bug season. W aA SH F rR OM paPA GE A1three to six months before a recommendation might be made to the SFWMD G o verning Board on the matter. There are a lot of restrictions on that property as far as what can be done with it. Parts of it have to be kept open to public use, he said. As surplus proper ty, the Water Management District will try and nd a buy er for the land. Of course, they will have to deal with the deed restrictions, Palmer said. Last year, ofcials at the U.S. Fish & Wild life Service declined to take o v er operation of the land, reportedly due to the cost of the upkeep. They were the latest in a long list of suitors who hav e expr essed initial interest in the pr oper ty, then ultimately turned it down. The 423-acre tract is along the Kissimmee River at the Highlands/Okeechobee county line I t once was the home of Edna Pearce Lockett, one of the rst female legislators in the state. S he died in 1991, with the property being sold to the water management distr ict. In 2007, the Highlands County Commission was approached to take over the proper ty but declined, as did the Ofce of G r eenways and Trails part of the D epar tment of Environmental Protection. A plan by F lor ida Atlantic Universitys Center for Environmental Studies also fell thr ough. M eanwhile, the site remains overgrown and deteriorating. EST aA T eE F rR OM paPA GE A1 Associated PressLAKE MARY Three people in central Florida face char ges for feeding bears and other wildlife in an area where a woman was mauled b y a bear in April. The charges are second-degree misdemeanors. According to the F lor ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, one person in the womans Lake Mary neighborhood pleaded not guilty F r iday. Two others in near by Longwood pleaded no contest and w er e sentenced to 6 months probation, 25 hours of community service and a $200 payment to the commissions wildlife alert hotline After the attack on Terri Frana in her driveway, wildlife au thorities killed more than a half-do z en bears that showed signs of being accustomed to human food, either fr om garbage or human feeding. According to the commission, DNA from one of those bears matched samples collected fr om Franas clothing. P eople who feed bears dont realize the serious results of their actions, said Dave Telesco, the commis sions bear management program coordinator. Feeding bears may r educe their natur al fear of people, which can lead to someone getting ser iously injured and bears being killed. Ofcials ur ge people to secure their garbage and av oid leaving pet food or bird seed to sit outside overnight, which might entice bears to appr oach houses. People also are warned to nev er intentionally feed a bear F rana was bitten on her leg and skull. She was able to run into her house to escape. In the moments be fore the attack, Frana said ther e had been ve bears in her yard, including two eating out of trash cans. Mary Musselman of Sebring was arrest ed in January after she was r epor tedly found feeding bears in violation of a court or der. She was arrested again in M ar ch after it was found that she had put food out again in violation of court orders. She was later ordered to a facility for psychiatric testing. I n November of 2012, a bear had to be euthanized after it was fed by Musselman, the FWC said. 3 charged with feeding black bears near Orlando WW oman was mauled in area in April Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN TALLAHASSEE Floridians who threaten to use a gun, or even r e a war ning shot, could avoid criminal prosecution under a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott. 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Code named Proj ect Nitrogen by the H ighlands C ounty Economic Development C ommission/I ndustrial Development Authority, the business r epor tedly is a frozen fruit novelty producer. Negotiations to land the r m hav e been in the works for several months. The company has a very unique technology in terms of processing fruit, said Sebring Regional Airport E xecutiv e Director Mike Willingham. He said that at this point things look very good and that an announcement could be made within the next sev er al weeks. Reportedly, the company would construct a 40,000-squar e-foot facility at the industrial park. A t the end of their Tuesday meeting, Highlands county commissioners discussed allocating as much as $250,000 as an enticement to br ing the business here. That money would come from the countys reserve for contingency fund, which now stands at $600,000. H ighlands C ounty Commission Chairman Greg Harris indicated that along with money, the county might be called upon to do some in-kind ser vices, such as site preparation and the providing of some materials such as shell rock. Willingham said such an action would not be unprecedented, and in fact, similar measures were done to help bring GulfCoast to the airport. The airport helped and made a signicant investment in the de velopment in their facility, he said. We nanced the roof. Then thr ough a r ent credit, GulfCoast replaced the side of that building. Calling it a dynamic and growing, rst-class company, Willingham said it appears that the initial investment is paying off. When they opened, GulfCoast ofcials had indicated the opera tion would start up utilizing about two dozen employees with an ey e to ward as many as 40 employees when fully operational. Willingham said they have mor e than achiev ed that goal. Theyre employ ing a lot more people in the rst six to seven months than we thought they would hav e working in the rst three to four years, he said. Willingham noted that in addition to the airports investment, GulfCoast also had made a sizable invest ment in the Sebring manufactur ing facility In my opinion, it certainly has been worth the effort and the risk, he said. He added another company, the Italianbased TECNAM Air craft also have been doing w ell. TECNAM located at the airport industrial park in April, making their rst aircraft delivery in early May.Airport working on new tenant Katara Simmons/News-SunGulfCoast Supply has grown quickly since relocating to the Sebring Airport and will soon be joined by a frozen fruit novelty manufacturer. BY BARR YY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING Although the workforce in H ighlands C ounty increased slightly last month, the number of people employed locally dropped, sending M ay unemplo yment rates back up above 7 percent. Numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Eco nomic Opportunity sho w ther e were an estimated 40,083 people in the wor kfor ce here last month. That was up from Aprils projected total of 40,070. H o wever, the number of employed workers is said to have dropped by 229, from 37,469 in April to 37,240. That made for a 7.1 percent May unemployment gure. The announced number put H ighlands 13th among Florida counties and the highest in the H ear tland more than Hardee which registered 6.6 percent, Polk at 6.7 percent or DeSoto at an even 6 percent. In an effort to help the job picture in High lands and surrounding counties ofcials fr om CareerSource Heartland have announced they will hav e another job fair That will be held W ednesday July 16, from 11 / a.m. until 1 / p.m. at the CareerSource Heartland headquar ters 5901 U.S. 27 South. We are looking for employers as well as employees, said jobs specialist Laura Grifn. She said there continue to be jobs available locally in the areas of medical, the r etail eld, as w ell as for maintenance the food service industry and for qualied drivers. More can be found at their website at www. careersourceheartland. com Statewide, DEO of cials said the sector gaining the most jobs acr oss F lorida was trade, transportation and utilities. Other ar eas included professional and business ser vices leisure and hospitality, construction, education and health ser vices The May unemploy ment for the state of F lor ida was set at a seasonally-adjusted 6.3 percent.Unemployment jumps back above 7% Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Ridge Area Arcs Plant Nurs ery will be open this upcoming S atur day from 8 / a.m. to noon to make it easier for customers to take advantage of our growing list of inv entor y. The nursery serves as both a revenue source and a training tool for some of the participants in Arcs Adult Day T r aining program. They learn about seeding, repotting, weeding, root cutting and general plant maintenance. The nursery will be open one Saturday per month from 8noon, in addition to the reg ular hours of Monday F r iday from 8 / a.m. to 2 / p .m.Arcs Plant Nursery adds Saturday hours Special to the News-SunSEBRING Patients at Highlands R egional M edical Center now have online access to their records from an inpatient (overnight) stay, cour tesy of an I nter net Patient Portal. T est r esults, med ications, procedure infor mation, diagnoses and dischar ge instr uctions ar e all available for patients to view online using secure access. The ser vice is fr ee, and information is available to patients anytime anywhere they have access to the Internet. Called My Health Home, the new ser vice is designed to help patients become mor e active partners in their healthcare, providing access to important health information via computer, tablet or mobile device. K eeping patients informed and involved in their healthcare is one of the key benets of this ser vice, said Joe Ber nard, CEO at Highlands Regional M edical Center. Pa tients can easily go online and hav e r eady access to personal health information, whether at home or while traveling. Its easy to set up an account. Personnel at Highlands Region al Medical Center are av ailable to assist new patients during inpatient registration, and a toll-fr ee number is available for patients to call if they need any assistance once they are released from the hospital. We are very pleased to now offer this service to our pa tients, added Ber nard. It is just one more way that H ighlands Regional Medical Center is putting our patients at the center of all that w e do.HRMC launches internet portal for patients /1 j/ 1` r? 1 iij, s tee. nawlrujanFacebook


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www.newssun.comSunday, June 22, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A11 SPORTsS BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING With dark clouds looming on seemingly all sides, the Lake Placid Minors All-Stars took care of business in convincing fashion Friday night in the opening round of the District 8 Di xie tournament at the M ax Long R ecreational Complex with a 17-0 win o v er the junior Red Devils of Avon Park. It was a consistent attack from the veteran gr oup of 8and 9-y ear olds as they scored four runs in each of the rst three innings before nearby ashes of lightning halted the proceedings. The rst inning saw an RBI single fr om Joey Warner just ahead of a two-run triple off the bat of Elijah Daley. Chase Rykaceski then capped off the rst by bringing Daley in with a bunt. Chase Grigsby then set the Avon Park side down in order before the lil Dragons added four more in the sec ond. B ack-to-back singles by Tyler Baker and Alan Torres got it started, but Devil pitcher D.J. Conrad made a diving grab of a Johnny Phil lips blooper and alertly threw to rst for a double play that might hav e halted the threat. But Damien Brown kept things going when his hot grounder down the third-base line Lil Dragons soar to District win Dan Hoehne/News-SunElijah Daley leaps toward home plate to celebrate his home run in Lake Placids win over Avon Park to open the Dixie District 8 Minors tournament Friday. SEE LP | A13 BY JAMES TA YY LORNews-Sun staffSEBRING The Lake Placid Green Dragon Ozone (11-12 Year O ld) All-S tar team battered the Avon Park R ed D evil All-Stars 15-2 in a game that not only featured the sound of thunderous cracks of bats hitting balls, but also a 30-minute stop page before the third inning due to lightning in the ar ea. We hit the ball well tonight, said Lake Placid head coach Tra cy Carpenter. And we did not commit any er rors. If we can do that thr oughout the tour nament, I will be happy. I t did not take long for Lake Placid to start the hit parade as Jace Johnston led off with a single into right eld. Wyatt Moore reached on an error before Cody Carpenter just missed a home run. He hit a ball into deep left center that hit about a foot below the top of the fence for a double to bring home the rst run of the game. Later in the inning, with one out, Jackson Grifn doubled down the right-eld line and scored on a single by Niquan Allen. Allen did not stay on the bases long as Lay ten Harrison launched a home r un o ver the left-eld fence to give Lake Placid a 7-0 lead. Avon Park showed some offensive muscle in the bottom of the rst as T rey Pollit-Hill blasted two-run homer, not only over the center -eld fence but also over the blue cement wall behind the fence as A v on Park closed the gap to 7-2. The Green Dragons went back on the attack in the top of the second as singles b y Carpenter and Royston Daley brought in two of the three runs they scored to take a 10-2 Dragons move on in Ozone James Taylor/News-SunLake Placids Layten Harrison launches a two-run homer against Avon Park Friday night in Dixie Ozone District tournament action. BY JAMES TA YY LORNews-Sun staffAVON PARK The Red Devils summer baseball team won a pair of v e-inning games on Thursday night against a pair of B ulldogs as teams from DeSoto and Frostproof arrived at Head Field in Avon Park. The three teams played three ve-in ning games with Avon P ar k beating DeSoto 13-1 in Game 1. Frostproof and DeSoto played Game 2 with Frostproof edging past DeSoto 1-0 and Avon Park pummeled Frostproof in the third game by a score of 122. We are looking pretty good so far, said Avon Park head coach Whit Cornell. We played well earli er in the month at Sebring and continued that tonight. C ornell also stated that they opted not to put a Major (19 and under) and Minors (17 and under) team to-Summer Red Devils are rolling James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks speedy right elder, Jaques Gordon, makes a play on a shallow y ball look easy. SEE AP | A13SEE OZON EE | A13 BY LAUREN WELBORNNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Max Long complex was bustling with baseball games Friday night. Among the matchups was one that pinned S ebr ings Minors All-Star team against O keechobee and in the end, the minor Streaks came out on top in a quick three-and-a-half innings with an 11-0 victory. While S ebr ing was able to make a lot happen offensively, the defensive efforts shone as well, with starting pitcher Josh Regino and closer Fa bian Ayala leading the way The momentum began when Regino turned away O keechobee s rst three batters with three consecutive strikeouts before his team would bring in ve runs in the bottom of the rst. Again, it was Regi no sparking the re as he r eached on a walk before stealing home for the rst run of the night. Logan McGann followed with a blooper that Okeechobee would fumble allo wing him rst base. R eid Whitehouse then drew a walk before Ayala ripped a 2-RBI double to r ack in Sebrings second and third runs. Nathan Andrews and Johnathan Delgado both reached to load the bases and two outs later Ayala and Delga do both stole home, giving the S tr eaks an early 5-0 lead. In the top of the second, a hard ground ball was knocked do wn by Sebring rst baseman Owen Lowe, although it escaped his glove. Thats when sec ond baseman Andrews dashed towards the ball that had just tr ickled behind Lowes view, bare-handing it for the unassisted tag of rst base. Owen did his job Sebring Minors sweep Chobee Lauren Welborn/News-SunFabian Ayala slides home safely ahead of the Okeechobee catchers tag in Sebrings 11-0 win. 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A12 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, June 22, 2014 Summer Sunrise 5K SeriesSEBRING The inaugural Summer S unr ise 5K Series continues its next three r aces S aturdays June 28, July 12 and August 16 at Highlands Hammock State Park starting at 7 / a.m. The unique ser ies will award trophies to winners in 5-year age divisions whose cumulative times in all four races are the fastest. Individual races may be entered for $12, but will not be eligible for series awards or shirt. Entry forms at: cbro at 385-4736. C ome test y our skills in this exciting new race series!SHS Summer of SwimSebring High School will be offering swimming lessons with four sessions to choose fr om. The rst session begins M onday, June 9 and r uns thr ough Friday, June 20. The second session runs from June 23July 3, the third session July 7-July 18 and the four th fr om 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 secretaries will be able to sign you 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 The S ebr ing 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 member and $15 for each additional. S ebr ing Summer Swim Program The Summer Swim Program will again offer four instructional sessions. Each will last two weeks and the swim class meets each weekday, Monday through Friday. The Program will offer eight types of instruction: 1. Adult Beginner: Adults Only. For the novice-no experience necessary. 2. Parent and Tot: Water Orientation. Mother/Father must participate with child. (6 months to 2 years of age.) 3. Level I: Introduction to Water Skills. Students rst water orienta tion without Mother/ F ather Part A Preschool Aquatics (2-4 years of age) Part B School Age (4-5 years of age) 4. Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Students do not need Mother/Father in pool. (4-5 years of age.) 5. Level III: Stroke Development. Students must be comfortable in water. 6. Level IV: Stroke Improvement. Students must be able to swim 10 yards, do a front dive, and oat on their backs. 7. Level V: Stroke Renement. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water 30 seconds, and 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 two-w eek session and students will be enrolled on a rst come, rst served basis. There will be no re funds after completion of registration and payment of fees unless the swim class is cancelled. Ther e must be at least four swimmers per class for the les sons to be taught.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 2326, meeting each day from 9 / a.m.-2 / p .m., with a cost of $80 for the week. For addition al campers from the same family, $5 discounts do apply All campers will r eceiv e a camp T-shirt. R egistr ation each day is from 8-8:30 / a.m., with the camp then getting under way with all aspects of baseball fundamentals, drills, stations games and awar ds 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. R egister by phone by calling the SFSC Baseball ofce at 7847036, or coach DeWitt at 528-4933, or regis ter the morning of the rst camp session. W alk-up r egistrations are accepted. A pplications can be found at baseball/camp Checks should be made payable to S ebring 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, character dev elopment and guest speakers Ther e will be former Miami Hurricanes, South Florida Bulls and many more college 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 includes all camp in sruction, 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.-N oon and Thursday, June 19, from 4-7 / p .m. Camp T-shirts will be given to all campers who pre-register befor e M onday, June 23. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith Chr istian W orship Center, with check memo as Mary Toney Hope Foundation. For more information, 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 by 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 y ear (up to 18 y ears old) that are interested in playing basketball, plan to join in the fun at Basketball 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 play ers, the camp will begin on Sunday, June 29 from 9 / a.m.-N oon 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 information or to register, call 453-3131 ext. 201. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTS TODAYAUTO RACING %  NHRA New England Nationals 1 p.m. ESPN %  NASCAR To yota-Save Mart 350 3 p.m. TNTFIFA WORLD CUP %  Belgium vs. Russia 11:30 a.m. ABC %  Korea Republic vs. Algeria 2:30 p.m. ABC %  USA vs. Por tugal 5:30 p.m. ESPNGOLF %  PGA Travelers Championship 1 p.m. GOLF %  U.S. Women s Open 3 p.m. NBC %  PGA Tra velers Championship 3 p.m. CBS %  PGA Encompass Championship 3 p.m. GOLFMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL %  Houston at Tampa Ba y 1:30 p.m. SUN %  Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 2 p.m. WGN %  Texas at L.A. Angels 8 p.m. ESPNWNBA %  Tulsa at Chicago 1 p.m. ESPN2MONDAYCOLLEGE BASEBALL %  NCAA Championship, Game 1 8 p.m. ESPNFIFA WORLD CUP %  Netherlands vs. Chile 11:30 a.m. ESPN %  Australia vs. Spain 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 %  Croatia vs. Mexico 3:30 p.m. ESPN %  Cameroon vs. Brazil 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 mM AJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL %  Pittsburgh at Tampa Ba y 7 p.m. SUN %  Washington at Milw aukee 8 p.m. ESPN2TENNIS %  Wimbledon Championships, Da y 1 2 p.m. ESPN2TUESDAYCOLLEGE BASEBALL %  NCAA Championship, Game 2 8 p.m. ESPNFIFA WORLD CUP %  Italy vs. Urugua y 11:30 a.m. ESPN %  Costa Rica vs. England 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 %  Japan vs. Colombia 3:30 p.m. ESPN %  Greece vs. Ivory Coast 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 mM AJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL %  Pittsburgh at Tampa Ba y 7 p.m. SUNTENNIS %  Wimbledon Championships, Da y 2 2 p.m. ESPN2S pP ORT sS OO N T vV S cC OR eEb B OARDMajor League Baseball AA merican LeagueEast W L Pct GB Toronto 42 33 .560 New Y ork 39 33 .542 1 Baltimore 37 35 .514 3 Boston 34 40 .459 7 Tampa Ba y 29 46 .387 13 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 38 32 .543 Kansas City 39 34 .534 Cleveland 37 37 .500 3 Chicago 35 39 .473 5 Minnesota 34 38 .472 5 West W L Pct GB Oakland 46 28 .622 Los Angeles 39 33 .542 6 Seattle 38 36 .514 8 Texas 35 38 .479 10 Houston 33 42 .440 13 Frida ys Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 3 Detroit 6, Cleveland 4 Houston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Toronto 14, Cincinnati 9 Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Seattle 7, Kansas City 5 Oakland 4, Boston 3 L.A. Angels 7, Texas 3 Saturdays Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, late Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, late Seattle at Kansas City, late Boston at Oakland, late Houston at Tampa Bay, late Toronto at Cincinnati, late Detroit at Cleveland, late Texas at L.A. Angels, late Sundays Games Detroit (Scherzer 8-3) at Cleveland (Tomlin 4-4), 1:05 / p.m. T oronto (Dickey 6-5) at Cincinnati (Cueto 6-5), 1:10 / p.m. Houston (K euchel 8-4) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 3-5), 1:40 / p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 5-4) at N.Y Yankees (Tanaka 11-1), 2:05 / p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 6-5) at Minne sota (P.Hughes 7-3), 2:10 / p.m. Seattle (Elias 6-5) at Kansas City (Ventura 5-5), 2:10 / p.m. Boston (Lester 8-7) at Oakland (Milone 5-3), 4:05 / p.m. T exas (Darvish 7-3) at L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-7), 8:07 / p.m. NN ational LeagueEast W L Pct GB Atlanta 38 35 .521 Washington 37 35 .514 Miami 37 36 .507 1 Philadelphia 34 38 .472 3 New Y ork 33 41 .446 5 Central W L Pct GB Milwauk ee 45 30 .600 St. Louis 39 35 .527 5 Cincinnati 35 37 .486 8 Pittsburgh 35 38 .479 9 Chicago 31 40 .437 12 West W L Pct GB San Francisco 43 30 .589 Los Angeles 40 35 .533 4 Colorado 34 39 .466 9 San Diego 32 42 .432 11 Arizona 32 45 .416 13 Frida ys Games Chicago Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 3 Atlanta 6, Washington 4, 13 innings Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Toronto 14, Cincinnati 9 Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 1 Milwaukee 13, Colorado 10 Arizona 4, San Francisco 1 San Diego 6, L.A. Dodgers 5 Saturdays Games Milwaukee at Colorado, late N.Y. Mets at Miami, late Philadelphia at St. Louis, late Toronto at Cincinnati, late Atlanta at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, late L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, late San Francisco at Arizona, late Sundays Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-4) at Miami (DeSclafani 1-1), 1:10 / p.m. T oronto (Dickey 6-5) at Cincinnati (Cueto 6-5), 1:10 / p.m. Atlanta (E.Santana 5-4) at W ashington (Roark 6-4), 1:35 / p.m. Philadelphia (K.K endrick 3-6) at St. Louis (C.Martinez 0-3), 2:15 / p.m. Pittsburgh (Cumpton 2-2) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 6-4), 2:20 / p.m. L.A. Dodger s (Ryu 8-3) at San Diego (Stults 2-9), 4:10 / p.m. Milw aukee (Lohse 8-2) at Colorado (Matzek 1-1), 4:10 / p.m. San F rancisco (Bumgarner 8-4) at Arizona (Bolsinger 1-2), 4:10 / p.m. AA rena Football League NATNAT I ONAONA L C ONON FE RR E NN CE West W L T T Pct PF P AA y-Arizona 13 0 0 1.000 854 612 Los Angeles 3 9 0 .250 440 619 San Antonio 1 13 0 .071 590 840 P acic W L T T Pct PF P AA x-San Jose 9 4 0 .692 718 528 Spokane 7 7 0 .500 720 639 P ortland 3 10 0 .231 575 707 AA ME RR IC ANAN C ONON FE RR E NN CE South W L T T Pct PF P AA Orlando 8 5 0 .615 744 733 Tampa Bay 7 6 0 .538 684 708 Jacksonville 4 8 0 .333 607 617 New Orleans 2 10 0 .167 523 704 East W L T T Pct PF P AA Cleveland 11 1 0 .917 645 517 x-Pittsburgh 11 3 0 .786 780 597 Philadelphia 6 7 0 .462 751 713 Iowa 6 8 0 .429 668 765 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division F ridays Games Pittsburgh 57, Iowa 27 Spokane 70, San Antonio 30 Saturdays Games Cleveland at Philadelphia, late Orlando at Tampa Bay, late Jacksonville at New Orleans, late Los Angeles at Arizona, late TT hur sday, June 26 New Orleans at Portland, 10 / p.m. F riday, June 27 Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 7 / p.m. Arizona at San Jose, 10:30 / p.m. Saturda y, June 28 Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 7 / p.m. Philadelphia at Iow a, 8:05 / p.m. Spokane at Los Angeles, 10 / p.m.W NN B AA E AA S TT E RNRN W L Pct GB Atlanta 9 3 .750 Indiana 6 5 .545 2 Connecticut 7 6 .538 2 Chicago 6 6 .500 3 Washington 5 8 .385 4 New Y ork 3 10 .231 6 WES TT E RNRN W L Pct GB Phoenix 9 3 .750 Minnesota 10 4 .714 San Antonio 6 6 .500 3 Los Angeles 4 7 .364 4 Tulsa 4 7 .364 4 Seattle 5 9 .357 5 Frida ys Games Atlanta 85, New York 64 Minnesota 75, Washington 65 Indiana 83, Chicago 75 Phoenix 91, Tulsa 80 Saturdays Games No games scheduled Sundays Games Tulsa at Chicago, 1 / p.m. Atlanta at Ne w York, 3 / p.m. San Antonio at Los Angeles, 3:30 / p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 7 / p.m. W ashington at Seattle, 9 / p.m. TT his DD ate In BaseballJune 22 1925 The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 24-6 with Kiki Cuyler and Pie Traynor each hitting a grand slam and Max Carey getting two hits in the rst and eighth innings. 1930 Lou Gehrig hit three home runs to lead the New York Yankees to a 20-13 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics in the second game of a doubleheader. Babe Ruth, who hit three homers in the nightcap the pre vious day, hit two homers in the opener and one in the nightcap for the Yankees. Ruth tied major league records for ve homers in two games and six homers in three games. 1944 Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves threw a ve-inning 7-0 no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies. 1947 Cincinnatis Ewell Blackwell al most duplicated Johnny Vander Meers double no-hit record by following up his June 18 gem over Boston. Brooklyns Eddie Stanky singled with one out in the ninth to end Blackwells bid. Blackwell ended up with a 4-0 two-hitter. 1962 Baltimore Orioles r st base man Boog Powell became the rst batter to hit a home run over the centereld hedge at Memorial Stadium. The 469-foot clout came off Don Schw all of the Boston Red Sox. 1982 Philadelphias Pete Rose doubled off St. Louis pitcher John Stuper in the third inning to move into sec ond place on the career hit list. Rose moved ahead of Hank Aaron with hit No. 3,772. 1993 Carlton Fisk set the major league record for most games caught as the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 3-2. Fisk, 45, passed Bob Boone with his 2,226th game. 1994 Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 31st home run of the season in Seattles 12-3 victory at California, breaking Babe Ruths record for most homers before the end of June. Ruth needed 63 games to reach 30 homers in 1928 and 68 games in 1930. Griffey did it in the Mariners 70th game. 1997 The Atlanta Braves, behind a four-homer, nine-run third, beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-5. Chipper Jones, Fred McGriff, Michael Tucker and Jeff Blauser homered in the inning. 2002 The Detroit Tigers ended Luis Castillos 35-game hitting streak. Castillo went 0-for-4 and was left on deck when the Florida Marlins nished off a four-run, ninth-inning rally to beat the Tigers 5-4. 2006 Anthony Reyes pitched a onehitter in just his fourth major league start, but St. Louis fell to the Chicago White Sox 1-0. Jim Thome homered in the seventh inning for Chicagos only hit. 2008 Atlantas Mark Teixeira hit three home runs and nished with four RBIs in an 8-3 win over Seattle. Teixeira hit solo drives batting left-handed in the second and fourth innings, and a two-run shot from the right side in the seventh. 2011 Leadoff hitter Chris Heisey homered three times to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a doubleheader split with the Yank ees. After suffering a 4-2 loss in the opener, Heisey started the second game, a 10-2 victory, with his rst career leadoff homer. He also had two-run shots off Brian Gordon and Hector Noesi in his rst multihomer game. 2013 Francisco Rodriguez earned his 300th career save, nishing off Milwaukees second straight 2-0 victory over slumping Atlanta. T odays birthdays: Cesar Ramos 29; Ian Kinsler 32; Jason Motte 32. Park it in theCLASSIFIEDS =:and watch itgo fast!


www.newssun.comSunday, June 22, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A13 caromed off of third base for an RBI single. Chase Lane drew a walk before consecutive RBI singles by J ames S wafford and Holden Martin padded the lead, with Swafford soon coming around on an error to make it 8-0. Conrad looked to put a dent in the lead with a leadoff single in the bottom of the inning, and swiping second to get into scoring posi tion. B ut G rigsby halted the damage, aided by a line-drive snare by rst baseman Martin. Daley then got the third started with a shot into the parking lot for a home run. Grigsby followed with a bloop sinlge and Rykaceski also reached before a Walker Holmes ground out put runners at second and third. Both would come in on Bakers two-run double and Torres brought Baker in to up the ante to 12-0, when the aforementioned lightning delay stopped the action for 30 min utes. B ut the delay only seemed to fuel the Lake Placid cause as Grigsby then struck out the side in order to complete the third, and the offense added ve more to the lead. S ingles fr om Grigsby and Rykaceski were follo w ed by walks to Holmes and Baker to plate one run. One out later, Swaf ford drew another walk to push R ykaceski across. Martin then put the icing on the cake with a three-run double to provide for what would be the nal margin of victory. This is just a won derful group of kids that hav e been wor king hard all year for this, Lake Placid head coach Mike Warner said. This is the same group that I had last year so they have experience and it showed tonight. They had good at bats all night, we didnt make mistakes on de fense and we threw str ikes . With the win, the junior Dragons continued on to face the Sebring All-Stars Saturday in hopes of r eaching Sundays title round. LP FROM PAGE A A 11 Dan Hoehne/News-SunLake PP lacids James Swafford reaches rst safely Friday night as AA von PP ark pitcher D .J. Conrad cant quite snare this hurried throw in the junior Dragons Dixie tournament win.gether this year and will not participate in the Dixie State Tour nament. W e decided to put together a summer ball team consisting of high school kids, said Cornell. Instead of playing in the Dixie Tournament, we will be entering various tournaments in Flori da during the summer that can be play ed over the weekend. In lieu of the Dixie Tournament, Cornell stated that they may put together a tourna ment of their own. I n the rst game on Thursday night, the Red Devils easily cruised past the B ulldogs of D eSoto as Daniel Simons dazzled the DeSoto batters. Simons held DeSoto hitless over the rst thr ee innings and gav e up just one hit and a run over the four innings he pitched. JC C obb who will be a senior this year, highlighted a big third inning for the Red Devils with a basesloaded single down the left eld line to drive in two runs. Joshua Jantz singled into right eld in the fth inning to drive in a run and also scored later in the inning as the Red Devils dis pensed of the visiting D eS oto team 13-1 for the win. Frostproof and DeSoto played in a pitching and defensive battle in which Frost proof prevailed 1-0 before playing the nal game of the ev ening against Avon Park. Though Avon Park only had ve hits against Frostproof, they benetted from twelve walks given up by Frostproof pitchers. The Red Devils took a 2-0 lead in the rst inning as Luis Marti nez led off with a single and Cobb followed with a walk. They would both scor e on a one-out double by Alex Gomex into left. Avon Park increased their lead in the second as Frostproof walked six batters and committed an err or that allowed one run to score. The only base hit for the Red Devils in the inning was a line shot by Simons that glanced off the Frost proofs third baseman as he do v e to his left attempting to snag the ball. Avon Park held an 8-0 lead after two innings. W alks and passed balls plagued the Frostproof pitching staff in the third inning as four walks and sev er al passed balls brought in two more Red Devils runs. Simons capped off the scoring by driv ing in two runs with a monstrous shot into right-center eld for a triple. During this time, Luis Cervera pitched three scoreless innings for Avon Park and An thony Torres pitched the nal two innings as A von Park won the game 12-2. The Red Devils will practice on Monday and Tuesday and will head to DeSoto Thurs day to play a pair of v e-inning games They will then travel to the Lake Myr tle Complex to play in the H igh School S howcase Tournament next w eekend. AP FROM PAGE A A 11 James Taylor/News-Sun AA von PP ark rst baseman, Luis Cervera, shows RR ed De vil hustle as he dives to rst base to get the DeSoto runner out. Cervera also pitched three scoreless innings against Frostproof later in the evening.lead. The top of the third inning was stopped before it started as ashes of lightning that had been looming in the distance and skir ting the ball elds came a little too close for comfort for the umpires. When played resumed over 30 minutes later, Lake Placid added two mor e r uns in the third. The rst scoring on an error and the second on a single by Tiger Youngman to give Lake P lacid a 12-2 lead. Avon Park mounted no offense in the second and third innings as Lake P lacid pitchers struck out the side in order in both frames. Lake Placid put the nishing touches on the game in the fourth. Carpenter collect ed his third base hit of the game stole second and third and scored on a ground ball by Daley for the rst of three runs that expanded the lil Dragons lead to 15-2. A v on Park manufactured a run in the bottom of the fourth, but fell shor t of getting the runs needed to continue play. Lake P lacid won the 15-3, with the game stopped after four innings due to the 10r un r ule. Avon Park head coach Fred Ferguson noted that this has been a strange season for Avon Park Dixie baseball and this is the rst time they hav e played a team of this caliber. Hopefully they will understand that caliber of teams they are facing and step up their game tomorr ow, Ferguson said. But overall, with this young team, I am proud of them and happy to be here. Pending the re sults of the SebringO keechobee game Avon Park was scheduled to face the loser at 10 / a.m. on S aturday and Lake Placid to face the winner at noon. OZONE FROM PAGE A A 11 BY DAVID DEGENARONews-Sun correspondentIt was the opening round for the Dixie Ozone District Tour nament on Friday night as S ebr ing was to take on a very tough Okeechobee squad. Okeechobee would show that toughness by beating Sebring 8-2. Okeechobee start ed off strong as their leadoff hitter L ucas O sceola ripped the rst pitch of the game down the left-eld line for a double. James Ward then hit a liner into the out eld that plated the speedy O sceola. J ay Krall walked, and then Chase Storey singled, driving in Ward, and an err ant thr ow from the outeld allowed Krall to score as w ell. W ith Storey advancing to second on the outeld thr o w, it was easy for him to score as a Cole Younger ground ball was elded yet thrown away, allowing the inning to continue Eventually Sebring would get that third out in the top of the rst but not before Okeechobee tacked on four runs to their win ning effort. S ebr ing could not bounce back the way they wanted to in the bottom of the frame as the one, two and three batters went down in succes sion. They w er e, however, able to force the same outcome to O keechobee in the top of the second. L uck would not turn around for the Sebring All-Stars as they would have another one, two, three inning at the plate. In the top of the third, Okeechobees Lucas Osceola would reach second base on yet another outeld miscue. Ozzy Osceola then reached second as a passed ball strike out was followed by a thr o w that sailed into the outeld and brought in Lucas Osceola. Krall hit a sacrice grounder to the short stop that plated O zzy O sceola. Storey, Younger and Deck all had singles to then load the bases, but Sebring was able to induce a y out to center to end the threat. The struggling Se bring offense failed to get any r uns until the four th inning when a Gunner Leonard single was followed by a B layne H uter y ball to left that was miss handled by an Okeechobee elder. Sebring was still trailing 6-1. Neither team could add to their score in the fth, but in the top of the sixth Okeechobees red hot Lucas Osceo la smacked a double off the r ight-eld wall and was follo wed by a home run crush by James Ward. Sebring was able to answer back just a bit as Keyshawn Hicks smacked a towering home run to close the gap a little to make the score 8-2. Sadly for the home crowd, that would be all the Sebring offense could muster up as the nal score of the game would be 8-2 Okeechobee. Once we fell behind I think we just pressed and tried to do too much, Sebrings head coach John Bender said. Tomorrow we should be a little bit more relaxed than we were tonight. Sebring was slated to play Avon Park late Saturday morning in hopes of staying alive and reaching the Dist ict 8 title round. OO keechobee takes down SebringOnce we fell behind I think we just pressed and tried to do too much.John Bender Sebring head coach and kept it in the eld, said Sebring head coach Kriby Whitehouse. We preach second chance and Nathan was there for that. While impr essive, Okeechobee continued their bounce-back effor ts b y loading the bases with only one out. Regino relaxed to turn away the next two batters with strikeouts. Sebring would add the lead thanks to Mc Ganns double that knocked in T rey Rowe and Regino. McGann made it home himself before Lowes 2-RBI double would bring the score to 10-0. A passed ball would bring in one more run for Sebring before the end of the second, with the board now glowing 11-0 in Sebrings favor. We were coming off of a good weekend, Whitehouse said. Last weekend we played Dundee and we were able to win that tour nament and the kids w er e able to keep that momentum. STREAKS FROM PAGE A A 11 v fuLriUtd


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Laud. Bch 89/74/pc 89/77/t 90/80/pc Fort Myers 91/72/pc 91/74/sh 90/74/pc Gainesville 91/71/t 90/69/t 91/71/t Hollywood 89/73/pc 90/75/t 90/78/pc Homestead AFB 87/71/pc 87/75/t 88/78/pc Jacksonville 93/72/t 91/70/t 91/71/pc Key West 88/79/pc 89/82/pc 88/81/pc Miami 89/74/pc 90/77/t 90/79/t Okeechobee 89/70/t 89/70/t 90/71/t Orlando 93/73/t 92/72/t 93/74/t Pembroke Pines 90/73/pc 90/75/t 90/78/t St. Augustine 92/73/t 90/71/t 91/72/pc St. Petersburg 91/76/pc 90/75/pc 91/76/pc Sarasota 89/74/pc 89/74/pc 90/74/pc Tallahassee 92/72/t 91/72/t 92/71/pc Tampa 90/77/pc 89/76/pc 91/77/t W. Palm Bch 90/73/pc 90/74/t 89/76/pc Winter Haven 92/73/t 92/73/t 93/74/t Acapulco 91/77/t 90/77/t 90/78/t Athens 86/67/s 89/65/s 92/71/s Beirut 80/68/s 81/68/s 83/70/s Berlin 68/47/pc 68/52/pc 69/51/t Bermuda 82/75/s 78/69/c 81/73/s Calgary 71/45/pc 71/49/pc 73/51/pc Dublin 65/52/pc 68/51/pc 65/49/c Edmonton 73/45/s 75/51/pc 78/51/s Freeport 86/78/pc 86/78/pc 86/79/pc Geneva 83/57/pc 77/58/t 77/52/t Havana 90/70/t 92/74/t 88/74/t Hong Kong 92/80/t 91/81/r 92/83/t Jerusalem 78/61/s 80/62/s 82/64/s Johannesburg 63/36/s 63/42/s 65/37/s Kiev 66/49/t 68/51/pc 72/54/pc London 74/56/pc 74/55/pc 71/53/pc Montreal 76/57/s 80/64/pc 83/65/pc Moscow 67/47/c 63/47/sh 64/47/sh Nice 78/66/t 78/66/t 79/67/pc Ottawa 78/54/s 81/63/pc 82/61/pc Quebec 75/53/pc 78/58/pc 82/60/pc Rio de Janeiro 77/67/pc 79/67/pc 80/69/s Seoul 81/66/t 80/64/t 82/66/t Singapore 89/78/sh 89/78/t 89/78/t Sydney 67/43/s 67/44/c 61/44/s Toronto 78/58/s 80/65/pc 83/64/t Vancouver 69/54/s 74/57/pc 69/56/c Vienna 78/56/pc 81/62/pc 75/60/pc Warsaw 63/48/t 66/49/pc 67/51/t Winnipeg 76/57/pc 73/53/t 72/48/pc Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Showers and thunderstorms will pass through portions of the Midwest to the central Plains and Front Range today. Heavy downpours will be the biggest threat, but late-afternoon storms across the Plains could be gusty. Steamy air will fuel instability storms across the Southeast in the afternoon. Isolated storms will be around southeastern Texas as well. High pressure will continue to bring pleasant weather to most of the Northeast. Scattered showers may dampen northern New England. National Forecast for June 22 Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Clouds and sun today with an afternoon thunderstorm. Mainly clear tonight. Clouds and sun tomorrow with a shower or thunderstorm around, mainly later. Tuesday: chance for a thunderstorm in the afternoon. The costliest ood in U.S. history struck New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia on June 22, 1972. It caused $2.1 billion damage and killed 122 people. A thunderstorm this afternoon. Winds west 6-12 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 65%. Drying conditions fair. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast June 27July 5July 12July 18 Today MondayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 93/72 91/71 90/71 91/72 93/73 92/73 90/77 90/76 91/76 89/74 91/72 88/73 89/70 90/73 89/74 89/74 92/72 91/77 91/75 92/72 92/72 92/72 92/71 91/71 91/70 88/79 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidRelative humidity .................................. 49% Expected air temperature ....................... 92 Wednesday ......................................... 30.04 Wednesday ......................................... 0.52 Five-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W m0q)e f = c os t a0 0 0 00c ountl Nmitive S0


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B2 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, June 22, 2014 DEAR ABBY: Im a lifelong New York resident; my husband is not. S o when he had an opportunity to move to Houston to be closer to his only brother, he desper ately wanted to move. I knew it was important to him. He nev er had childr en, and he wanted to be part of his nieces and nephews lives. So we moved. Now were treat ed like we dont exist! Were not invited to family events, they nev er visit us and were not includ ed during holidays. These ar e the people who begged us for the last 13 years to move to Texas. I want to return to New York. He doesnt want to go. Im afraid if I insist, Ill need to move back alone. Should I risk my mar riage over it? HOMESICK FOR NYDEAR HOMESICK: There is a middle ground between moving back to New York and staying in T exas. One of them is making r egular tr ips to visit your mother, children and friends. Another would be to understand that your husbands fami ly cannot be your sole sour ce of social activity Y ou and y our husband should join clubs and v olunteer your time to some worthy causes. Thats the way people meet each other. Texans are known for their hospitality so give them a fair chance. But only as a last re sort should you sacrice your marriage. DEAR ABBY: I have been dating Hank for ve years. He has always been a loner. He has never been marr ied and has no kids. We lived together for four years and our r elationship is wonderful other than his just being him. Hes kind of self-centered and not very communicativ e Hank just learned that his mother is ter minally ill. He came home fr om wor k, told me to pack and move out, gave me ve minutes of his time and then left! I packed some clothes and went. Im not sure if I should stay away or try to get him to talk this through with me. This is tearing me apart. I know he loves me, but Im afraid that with whats go ing on with his mom, he s shutting me out because he cant handle it. Im the closest person to him, but he is pushing me away Please give me some advice. FEELING VERY ALONE IN MAINEDEAR VERY ALONE: Whether you should remain involved with H ank depends upon how great your toler ance is for pain. He isnt shutting you out; he gave you one giant kick in the fanny. He also isnt kind of self-center ed; hes VERY self-centered. If youre curious about his mothers health, call and ask from time to time. But do not expect to get back togeth er anytime soon. To hav e ended the r elationship with you the way he did was br utal.Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. 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Your imagination is ready to run wild, and this bur st of creative energy will have long-lasting positive effects. T A UU R UU S T aurus, though you are known for being a tad stubborn, this week you are open to any and all suggestions. You may surprise a few people b y being so open-minded. GEMINI Gemini, while you may have natural leadership abilities, most of the time you do not want to pull rank. This week you may need to step things up a bit. CANCER Cancer, now is a good time to travel, even if it means just a quick jaunt. But if a big vacation is on the horizon, know that you will lik ely ha ve a smooth trip ahead. LEO Your powers are magnetic this week, Leo. Others nd you simply irresistible, which can bode well if you are looking for a romantic partner or want to step things up. VIRGO Virgo, a busy week at work will require lots of cooperation among you and your cowor k ers. If ever there was a time to summon your leadership abilities, now is the time. 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SFSC s distr ict of Hardee, Highlands, and DeSoto counties, has the ideal climate, soil composition, available agricultural land, local infrastruc ture, and potential wor kfor ce to quickly emerge as a thriving biofuel industr y This is a great opportunity for our community to become mor e inv olved in supplying an energy sour ce for our state , said Kevin Brown, dean of applied sciences and technologies at SFSC. This program will allow students in our service district oppor tunities to enter the wor kfor ce in differ ent avenues than ever hav e befor e. While a number of universities provide advanced degrees in biofuels and biomass production, SFSC is fo cused on preparing individuals for technician positions. SFSC s unique bioener gy education pr ogr am is an establishment of a much-needed, industry-driven preparation pr ogr am that addresses the bioenergy mar kets progressive educational needs. The pr ogr am has enhanced this transition by creating viable curriculum, tr aining pr otocols, and industry support to produce an educated workforce designed to meet industr y demands SFSC s biofuels education pr ogram offers an associate in science degree in biofuels technology and biomass cultivation, industry certicates, and a dual-enr ollment track for high school students. The biofuels technology track prepares individuals to wor k in a bior enery facility, and the biomass cultivation track pr epar es students to work in agricultur al production of feedstock. The pr ogr am will also provide ongoing continuing workforce education workshops and seminars for professionals in the biofuels industry to maintain and advance their kno wledge base The bioenergy education program thr ough SFSC will impact the K-12 educa tion system in several ways as w ell, par ticularly in advancing science technology engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content. SFSC will be the only college offer ing high school students such robust exposure to biofuels technologies I n recent years, the U.S. has begun to focus on alternate sources of energy to curb its dependence on for eign providers. Central and south Florida, with its war m, moist subtropical environment, is ideal for the pr oduction of ener gy cane, sweet sorghum, and sugarcaneplants upon which advanced biofuel production relies. C ompar ed to cornbased methods, they produce a higher yield per cultivated acre, incur lower production costs, and have a smaller carbon footprint. The most common types of liquid biofuels ar e ethanol, an alcohol made from plant biomass, and biodiesel, a combination of hydrocarbon chains with some similarities to petro diesels, but without the pollutants. What makes SFSC s program so unique is that we are preparing the technicians to grow feedstocks, plants or algae that will be used for fuel production, or produce biofuels, ethanol or biodiesel, from feedstocks, said Dr. Beth Burch, lead instructor of SFSCs Biofuels Education Program. Other en ergy-related programs may include a course or two on biofuels but our curriculum is designed around the pr oduction of biofuels fr om plant or algae feedstocks This program will benet our region by preparing the workers needed to staff the biomass gr o wing operations and fuel production facilities, Dr. B ur ch said. The jobs pay well, help our local economy, and can have a positiv e impact on the environment, if developed and operated carefully. These are gr een-collar jobs that are future-focused, high-tech, and where one can contribute to improving society. In 2013, Dr. Burch was hired by SFSC to develop the innova tive biofuels education pr ogr am. As the program develops, she will continue to work with professionals from the biofuels and agr icultur e industries to determine the knowledge and skills their emplo y ees need. Dr. Burchs educational background includes a bachelors degree in biology from Millersville U niv ersity, and a masters degree and doctorate in botany from the U niv ersity of Flor ida. S tudents in the bioener gy education program will be required to complete an industry internship with businesses such as biogas generation plants, feedstock gr o wers, or biofuels production companies. Practicum placements and inter nships ar e a key component of the programs allowing SFSCs students to gr aduate with well-honed skills and a solid work experience in the eld. After completion of the two-y ear program, graduates can go on to earn a bachelors degree in a biofuels-related eld such as agricultural operations management, agr icultur al and biological en gineering, environmental management in agr icultur e and natural resources, chemical engineering, natural resources, and sustainability studies G raduates of the pro gram will have a broad understanding of biomass-generated ener gy and the tools, skills, and kno wledge needed to begin their bioenergy careers. They will qualify for numer ous positions within the industry such as plant technician, plant operations manager, lab technician, agr icultur e equipment specialists, sales manager, process coordinator, agriculture operations, or business owner This program will help maintain the connection to agriculture in our r egion that has been so signicant for many decades, Burch said. Growing bio mass for fuels production may provide a viable alternative for citr us gr owers, who are facing huge challenges due to greening. The bioenergy education program was funded by a $900,000 gr ant fr om the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2012. SFSC is one of a small number of community and state colleges acr oss the United States to have been awarded an NSF grant. WHOS MAKING NOISE IN TOWN?Subscribe today and nd out! Call 863-385-6155 for home Bioenergy education program comes to SFSC this fall Vernon Bryant/MCTElias Maayeh checks for clarity before proceeding to the next step at Texas Biotech in Arlington, Texas, a biodiesel processing facility. The new SFSC program will train students to work in similar facilities. ft" J,cIJ ilk.I l III %'b, 14"j/y i ,! {iyyI 'li'!! l ryI'rP'i 'Ii'ALwww.newssuneHighlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927the


www.newssun.comSunday, June 22, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | B5 TAMARA LUSHAssociated PressORLANDO Universal Orlando Resort opened its new r ichly detailed Harry Potter-themed area to media and other travel industr y insiders on Wednesday night. The new park zone, called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley, will delight fans of the hit book and mo vie series with a marquee ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. But Diagon Alley is also heavy on experi ential retail, with stores so enter taining and visually stimulating that you almost forget youre shopping. The attraction doubles the size of the H arr y Potter footprint on Universals proper ty. Diagon Alley opens to the public J uly 8 at Universal Studios. A train called the Hogwarts Express connects the new area to the or iginal Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction, called H ogsmeade which opened in 2010 on the other side of the theme park at Universals Is lands of Adventure. I f fans want to see both Harry Potter ar eas, a two-park ticket is r equir ed. For adults, a two-park ticket for one day costs $136; for chil dren, its $130. H elena B onham Carter, Matthew Lewis and Domhnall Gleeson were among the actors from Potter lms walking a r ed carpet at Universal Wednesday night. Here are ve rst im pressions of Univer sals new Diagon Alley, which was inspir ed b y the ctional London location famous for wizarding supplies in the Harry Potter series:Window shoppingThe level of detail in Diagon Alley is amazing, and nowhere are the featur es mor e fun and true to the novels and movies than in shop windo ws. There are lots of things for sale, but others are simply great decorations. Books play a centr al r ole in the decor; window-shoppers will see animatr onic versions of The Monster Book of Monsters, a tome with teeth, along with self-knitting needles and Harry Potters snowy owl, Hedwig.Unique giftsWith seven shops in Diagon Alley, theres plenty to buy. (There are ve shops in Hogsmeade, Univer sals original Harry Potter attraction.) Among the offer ings: Weasleys Wizard Wheezes (chatter ing teeth, expandable ears), M adam Malkins Robes for All O ccasions ($250 for a wizards robe), Quality Quidditch Supplies (ev er ything for play ing the real-life sport based on the game in the ser ies) and Scrib bulus (implements for paper pen and ink lo vers). Magical Menager ie sells cute stuffed animals (pygmy puffs are popular), while B or gin and B urkes located off Diagon Alley in the book, on Knocktur n Alley is a dark arts shop that sells skulls, black Tshirts and Death Eater masks. Wiseacres Wiz arding Equipment sells telescopes and binoculars.Interactive wandsFor $35, guests can buy interactive wands at Ollivanders Wand Shop, located in both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. When wand-wielding guests see a medallion sym bol in either area, they can wav e the wand and cast spells. The wands make trolls dance, light lamps and chandeliers, and silence some shr unken heads among other things. Maps of the medallion areas are available, but Universal says there are also some hidden spell areas for guests to discover.Wizard wardrobesIn addition to robes, fans can buy capes and preppy button-down cardigans inspired by the four houses where Harry and his fellow students live at Hog warts school. Madam Malkins Robes for All O ccasions also has on display a wedding dress and two costumes that ar en t for sale: an intimidating black-beaded cape ensemble wor n in a promo for the new attraction, and a costume worn by Kenneth B r anagh as Gilderoy Lockhart in the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie. The w edding dr ess is white with white feathers at the hem and softly twinkling lights within the skir t.Photo opsAs you enter Diagon Alley, look toward Gringotts Bank which is the entrance to the center piece thrill ride, Harry P otter and the Escape from Gringotts. 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B6 | NEWSSS U nN | SS unday, June 22, 2014 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 Ave. (W omans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Com munion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Pra yer Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMB LL Y OF GG OD CC hrist Fellowship CC hurch ( AA ssembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and A w aiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening W or ship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First AA ssembly of God 4301 Ke nilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Mor ning W orship 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 LL ak es Baptist CC 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. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on W ednesda y. 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 CC hurch (G ARAR B CC )   W e are located at the cor ner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in A von   P ark. 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 mor ning worship ser vice begins at 10:30 a.m., and   evening worship service is at 6 p.m.   On Wednesda ys, 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 or call the church ofce at 863-452-1136. F aith Missionary Baptist CC 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 CC 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; Web site, www. F irst Baptist CC hurch of AA von Par k, 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.; W orship, 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 w ebsite at www.fbcap. net. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist CC hurch of LL ak e Jose phine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lak e Placid). Y our place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morn ing worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is pro vided for both ser vices with Chil drens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunda y night wor ship 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. F irst Baptist CC hurch of LL ak e Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Plac id, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www Email: infor mation@ Sunday services Tradition al Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., W ednesday Activities: Family 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 y al Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to First Baptist CC hurch of LL orida locat ed right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunda y 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 ednesda y 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 infor mation about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist CC hurch, SS 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 or ship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother s Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website Florida AA venue Baptist CC 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 CC 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 LL ak es Baptist CC 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 information. Maranatha Baptist CC hurch (G ARAR B CC ) 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. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P ar kway Free Will Baptist CC 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, Nashville, Tenn. SS par ta RR oad Baptist CC hurch, ( SS B CC ) 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 CC hurch (G ARAR B CC ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Se bring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Mor ning W orship 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 ser vices. Pro visions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing Ofce phone, 385-0752. SS pring LL ak e Baptist CC 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 CC hurch, ( SS B CC ) 3704 V alerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Val erie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring Tim F inch, 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 LICLICOO ur LL ady of Grace CC atholic CC hurch, 595 E. Main St., A von 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. CC atherine CC atholic CC hurch 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mail ing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, School Ofce/Mailing Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School of ce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monda y-F riday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., 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 Y outh Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (F rench Mass). Daily Mass: Monda y-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. r st F riday, 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 CC atholic CC 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 V igil 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 CC hristian CC 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 sda ys. Phone 382-6676. First CC hristian CC 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 II S S II O NN AR Y A LLILLI A NCNC E TT he AA lliance CC hurch of SS ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pas tor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Mor ning 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 CC H R II ST AA von Park CC hurch of CC 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 Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. HH ear tland church of CC hrist Lake shore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highw a y 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 ak e Placid CC hurch of CC 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. F or more information, call the church at 863-4654636 or visit the w ebsite www SS ebring P arkway CC hurch of CC hrist 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patter son. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CC HUR CC H OF GG O D CC hurch on the RR idge, Church of God, Ander son, 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 NN AZ ARE NN EFirst CC hurch of the Nazarene of AA von Par k, 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 wor ship 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 LL ak e 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 CC HR II ST INI N CC HR II S T II A NN U NINI O NN CC ommunity Bible CC hurch CC hurches of CC hrist in CC hristian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A Nor th (tr uck 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. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (T ranspor tation available.) Sun day evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer ser vice, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities 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 Par k, 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 Email Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 664-9668 or 453-5664. SS t. AA gnes EE piscopal CC 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. F rancis of AA ssisi AA nglican EE piscopal CC 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 FR EE CC HU R CC H O F AMER ICIC A TT he CC hurch of the Way EE F CACA 1005 N. Ridgewood 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 contemporar y 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@ Web site: 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, mar ried 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 W eb at ININ DEPE NN DE NN TFirst CC hristian CC hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., A von Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at Our mot to is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; W ednesda y studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. ININ TERDE NN OM ININ AT II O NN A LL World HH arvest and RR estora tion Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon P ar k, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sun day School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. W ednesda y services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LL UTHERA NNAA tonement LL utheran CC hurch ( ELCAELCA ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. W or ship 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 LL utheran CC hurch AA von Par k LCLC M SS 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 ver y 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. F or information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlu F aith LL utheran CC hurch LCLC M SS ,2740 Lak eview 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 or ship 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 SS hepherd LL utheran CC 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 LL ife EE vangelical LL utheran CC hurch 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lu theran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunda y 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 RR esur rection LL utheran CC 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 LL utheran CC hurch LCLC M SS 25 Lak eview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Rich ard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director Education Hour 8:45 a.m.; Worship 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 Other ac tivities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and L WML; Men s Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; T rinity T ots Pre-school, and Youth Group. NN O NN -DE NN OM ININ AT 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 ednesda y: 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: CC alvar y CC 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 aiting for your visit. CC hristian TT raining Ministries II 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 pro vided. The church is part of Christian Inter national Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministr y. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindad Casey L. Downing, associate minister caseydowning@ Church phone: 3140482. Web site: CC ontinued on next page