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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Special STARS have a blast and make a splashA7More than style should go into decision about your kids shoesB3 VOL. 95 NO. 94 Partly sunny and hot with a few storms High 92 Low 75 Details on B10Classi eds ................... B7 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Healty Living ................ B3 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Movie Review ............... B2 Puzzles ........................ B2 Religion ....................... B4 Sports on TV ............... A8 Viewpoints ................... A5 Apps let you stay in control of your home from almost anywhere MAKE YOUR MAKE YOUR MAKE YOUR HOME SMARTER HOME SMARTER HOME SMARTER B1 Friday-Saturday, August 15-16, 2014 decision about your kids shoes An Edition of the Sun newssun thenewssun BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Dozens of re ghters braved summer heat last weekend to learn how to ght wildres, and they did it right in the backyard of Sun N Lake of Sebring. It was part of the standard 40-hour Fire ghter 1 training, especially in Florida, said Billy Kingston, assistant chief at West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department. He also said such training often takes place in the undeveloped scrub and pine woods areas near local housing developments. West Sebring Fire covers the special improvement district and sent four volunteer re ghters to take part among the dozens being trained on ve to six acres of undeveloped scrub in the western end of the district. They included Karlyn Crawford, Lee Gomez, Adrienne Gonnella and Fighting fire with fire Emma Sherwood/West Sebring VFDFlorida Forestry Service instructor Gary Davenport from the Okeechobee o ce (center) observes a prescribed burn during a Fire ghter 1 class Aug. 2 in Sun N Lake Improvement District in Sebring. A challenge to ghting Florida wild re is not just the terrain and heat from the re, but the heat from summer days, which is why the re ghter to the right is drinking water. (and dirt and sweat, too)Aspiring firefighters get training on battling woodland blazesCourtesy photos(From left) A Florida Forest Service re ghter uses a drip torch to light prescribed re during a recent Fire ghter 1 course that taught how to ght wild re with hand tools. Students Alexander Beaty (left) and Katherine Stephens observe and discuss the re started as part of the Fire ghter 1 Hand Tool Fire ghting class hosted recently by the Florida Forestry Division. Prior to the prescribed burn, Fire ghter 1 students use hand tools to dig a reline, meant to contain re within a speci c area, under supervision of Forest Ranger Josh Cameron out of the Sebring Florida Forestry Service O ce. SEE FIRE | A3 BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER SEBRING James Giles, 49, of Sebring, was involved in a serious motorcycle crash Tuesday after colliding with a black 2005 Pontiac driven by fellow Sebring resident Mercedes Muniz, 23, at the intersection of Grand Prix Dr. and U.S. 27. Both of them are now facing charges.Crash victim expected to surviveBoth drivers facing charges after Tuesday accident Two Sebring police o cers work the scene of the accident on U.S. 27 and Grand Prix Drive Tuesday afternoon. BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING The Florida Legislature has approved a new map for congressional districts across the Sunshine State. If, and to what extent, that will affect Highlands County still remains to be Highlands may be affected by redistricting SEE CRASH | A6SEE VOTING | A6 BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER LAKE PLACID Police have arrested a local caregiver on charges that she stole property from a client and then sold the items to a pawnbroker. Nancy Lee Wilkes, 34, of Lake Placid is facing two counts of grand theft with an enhanced charge because the victim is over age Caregiver charged with theft from clientPolice seek help in returning pair of stolen watches SEE THEFT | A6 BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING A recommendation from the Planning & Zoning Commission would have county commissioners approve of just one pot-bellied pig per household, in areas where houses arent close together. Commercial operations in agricultural districts would be able to have a maximum collectively of nine hogs, sheep and/or goats, of which only three could be P&Z OKs, but limits, pot-bellied pigsLimits placed on hogs, goats, sheep Pot-bellied pigs feed at ChinaDoll Farms, north of Avon Park. A complaint against farm owner Rick Haberman set in motion a review of the countys code regarding the keeping and raising of hogs, goats and sheep in various zoned areas of the county. SEE PIGS | A6 -TIT_ fta gg ))'. .} .. a .!_qVa. .l 1 tr.y' i' _9 r fE`7f '"r,`:4'rS` \ .`}Y .\ iFFf'.4i' t t t y ty" rA19''Y,j1, Y. a ,`9. .13,f \..> `C,,t,"S tIl yXF?'i '.rsv ,''!'.,,,..',.'.t` ,-4. ,Ij 'l .J t 'Iii. y.::l ,, \ l tot"fit.4r .4 q141 ;, [l_Y `yJ. tJfir` r r `Y FyC, Snn t r`' rat . it V47,,, c jIFSk ]dT '.t Fjty JDw r


A2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, August 15, 2014 3073729 http// The News-Sun (USPS 487-900 ISSN 10748342) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday by Sun Coast Media Group, 200 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285. Pe riodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and ma y be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster : Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A ccC C UR A 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. OO FFI cC E Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: (863) 385-6155 Main F ax: (863) 385-1954SUB scSC RIPTION R ATE sS Home 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 delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publi cation date, please phone the circu lation department at 863-385-6155 before 10 a.m. on W ednesda y and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us af ter said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the W ednesda y edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon F rida y for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. OO BITUARIE sS ANAN D AA N NOUN cC EMEN T sS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to PP LA cC E A C LA ssSS IF IE dD AdAD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 385-6155, ext. 505 or (863) 314-9876 RETAILRETAIL AdAD VERTI sS IN GMitch Collins, 863-386-5626 Vickie Watson, 863-386-5631 Terri Lee, 863-386-5628 Nix Wellons, 863-465-2522 Kim Browning, 863-385-6155 LL EGAL AdAD VERTI sS IN GJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 NN EW sS ROOM 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@ ne GLEN NN ICKERSON President glen.nick 385-6155, ext. 536 RR OMON aA W aA SHIN gG TON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.w 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 LL OTTERY LL OTTOWednesday, Aug. 13 16-39-42-46-47-48 X-4 Next Jackpot: $15 million PP OWERBALLWednesday, Aug. 13 8-37-39-40-52 PB-24 X-2 Next Jackpot: $50 million LL U cC KY MM O NEYTuesday, Aug. 12 12-20-34-45 PB-12 Next Jackpot: $600,000 MM EGA MM ILLION sS Tuesday, August 12 32-53-60-63-68 PB-6 X-4 Next Jackpot: $144 million CASH 3 Monday, August 11 Day: 3-6-1 Night: 9-4-8 Tuesday, August 12 Day: 9-4-3 Night: 1-1-1 Wednesday, August 13 Day: 1-5-3 Night: 8-9-6 PP LAY 4Monday, August 11 Day: 4-4-5-0 Night: 4-0-6-7 Tuesday, August 12 Day: 4-1-3-6 Night: 3-5-8-5 Wednesday, August 13 Day: 7-0-5-7 Night: 7-4-9-4 FF ANTA sS Y 5 Monday, August 11 Day: 1-2-6 Night: 1-4-9 Tuesday, August 12 Day: 9-4-0 Night: 8-8-1 Wednesday, August 13 Day: 5-6-6 Night: 0-7-3 MM usical e xtravaganza tonightSEBRING There will be a musical extravaganza to help the B o ys and Girls Club tonight at Grace Bible Chur ch. S tarting at 7 / p .m., there will be inspirational gospel music fr om SOUL, Laur en S., Tracy Roberts and more. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Donations to the Boys and Girls Club will be appreciated. The church is at 4453 Thunderbird Road. OO cean GG irl is theme for next NN o Co rk classSEBRING Celebrate the last weekend of summer with the acrylic art class Ocean Girl at 6 / p .m. today in the next Art No Cork acryl ic class at Highlands Ar t League The class is appropriate for teens and those 21-plus. Attendees will complete a painting in one class Those who are 21-plus can bring their own wine. Register at www. HighlandsArtLeague. org. BB allroom dancers pl an luauLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will be converting the Elks Lodge in Lake P lacid to an Island Paradise on Saturday with a Hawaiian Dance Luau. Music will be by Allen, with prizes and sur prises at intermission. K inga s Canteen will be featuring homemade island soup, Hawaiian hot dogs, Maui chili and hot Don Ho pretzels along with her island specialty. D ancing will be fr om 6:30-9 / p .m. and everyone is welcome. A dmission is $5 for LPBD members, and $7 non-members. Reservations required for eight or more, please call 863-6990886 or 863-465-6547.Dance to benefit Humane SocietySEBRING In an effort to aid the Humane Society of Highlands County, the Tanglewood Dance Committee will collect donations of dog and cat foods both canned and dry, also cat litter and dog and cat treats. The dance will be held from 7-10 / p .m. Saturday and will fea ture local singer Lora P atton. T anglewood is one mile north of Walmart on U.S. 27. Admission for non-residents is only $6; BYOB with ice provided. NARFENARFE to meetSEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 will meet for lunch only at 11:30 / a.m. Tuesday at Homers in Sebring Square. There will not be a formal busi ness meeting for this last summer meeting. I t will only be a lunch meeting. The schedule will change for the Sept. 16 meeting when the nor mal business meeting will r esume at 11 / a.m. NARFE meetings ar e open to all active and retired Federal employ ees and their spouses. Call vice president T om S ingletary at 863452-5477 or treasur er Ruth Harrison at 863-402-0696. GG raceland op ens at Highlands LL it tle TT hea treSEBRING Two ar dent Presley fans, Bev and R ootie are camped out before the gates, each determined to be the rst to enter the sacred precincts in Highlands Little Theatres presentation of Graceland, which opens today. For details and tickets visit highlandslittlethe OO rchid Society m eets AA ug. 2 5SEBRING Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 25 at the Jack R. Stroup Civic Center at 355 West Center Ave. starting at 7 / p .m. This months special meeting is the annual silent auction. Whether you are just getting started with orchids, or looking to add to your collection, this is the place to be. Members will be donating the plants that will be bid on that night. Light refreshments will be served during the meeting and the general public is wel come to attend. Call 863-664-9268. BB oys & GG irls Club n eed suppliesSEBRING The Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County is in need of back to school supplies for this years students. Items needed include backpacks, cr ay ons, pencils, tis sues, hand sanitizer, folders ,mar kers, spiral notebooks and notebook paper. T o donate items call 863-658-1042 for drop-off locations or mail donations to P.O. Box 1596, Sebring, FL 33871. Call 863-452-9809. EE njoy an evening o ut and support H. AA LL LL OO SEBRING Ruby Tuesdays Community GiveBack Program will give back 20 percent of your purchase to the H.A.L.L.O. organization on Friday, Aug. 15. P r esent the yer to your server. To receive your yer for the giv e back pr omotion, email or call 863-385-1196. F or groups, call to make a reservation at 863-386-1110 or visit online. II ndian S treets have NN ei ghborhood WW at ch programSEBRING The Indian Streets Neighborhood Watch program is holding monthly meetings, every third Tuesday at 6 / p .m. in the Faith Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 2740 Lakeview Ave. The next meeting is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 19 and will fea ture representatives fr om the H ighlands County Sheriffs Ofce and the Sebring Police Department. LPLP chamber adj usts hoursLAKE PLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce has adjusted its business hours. I t will no w be open from 9 / a.m. to 5 / p .m. Monday-Friday from January through May and October through December; from 9 / a.m. to 4 / p .m. MondayFriday from June through September; and from 9 / a.m. to 1 / p .m. Saturdays from January through March. LOCAl L NEWS S SnN APSHOTS UNS uU NG HH EROKatara Simmons/News-SunLake Placid News-Journal Editor Mat Delaney (left) presents Mark Fortier with his News-Sun Unsung Hero award for July. Fortier is the countys longest-serving volunteer reghter. Also presenting the award were Sally Durbin and Cheryl Sharp (right) of Agero, which sponsors the award. EXAMPLE BALLOTCONTINUATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTINFRASTRUCTURE SURTAX Sec. 212.055(2) F.S.Shall the County Commissioners of Highlands County continue tor c pf levy a one-cent sales tax for Local Government Projects such as thee following fora tern of fifteen years commencing January 1, 2019:Road System upgrade and expansionr: W hPParks and recreationLake and waterway improvementsGovernmental facilities upgrade, expansion, construction, andacquisition)' .e_. n : + Municipal improvement projectsGovernmental vehicles and equipmentj ,7r r : JFOR the one-cent sales taxr^ e e q I AGAINST the one-cent sales tax. f. .a \JUBMAz.,r + r 4r a a nfPurchase public safety equipment Build' 1J,W, o &-www.hcbcc.netBuild Government facilities, jr cn000190onforicementBuild and improve Parks & Recreabon,IKtGuw.Highlands County Government pro-Aded ins intormatiron asp wmcwto'' A "will


www.newssun.comFriday, August 15, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A3 3070665 r fntnbtfbtnnbnnnfnbnfntbf Celebrating nnnfttnb nntffft ntbtfbnt bf ntnnnftnnf fnnnt tfntnb 3074139 Kyler Hodge, along with Emma Sherwood taking photographs and Todd Harris supporting the operation with a br ush tr uck, Kingston said. Wildre is fought as much if not more often with hand tools than hoses K ingston said, including shovels and drip torches. Drip torches use a viscous, lit fuel to drop re on a specic spot and set res that can then be easily contained, Kingston said. Joe DeBree, forest area supervisor for the Florida Forestry Divi sion, has had arrangement with Highlands C ounty F ire Services Supervisor Charles Andr ews for sev en years to provide wild land re behavior and r esponse tr aining for the course. We have the live re experience, De Bree said. The eld tr aining is based on wildland re suppression in the western states, where terrain is less accommodating as in Florida, where the forestry service often digs r elines with bulldo zers and plows. To give r eghters a feel for the work involved in remote areas, they use hand tools to dig a re break into the brush and soil, away from an active re, then burn everything between the re and the break to rob the re of fuel. The class lets them see how the re will behave in a natural environment. It gives a taste of how much work is in volved, DeBree said. Kingston said F lor ida also has a tremendous amount of wildland, with a lot mor e urban interface growth in the last 1015 years. Houses spaced far apart, separated by brush without suf cient area cleared ar ound the house or adequate roads for re equipment, can be vulnerable to wildre, he said. Its hard to get (heavy) equipment to them, Kingston said. Thats why reght ers train with hand tools Without a brush truck or tanker, that may be all they have. FIRE FROM PAGE A A 1 Provided to News-SunFireghter 1 students (from left) Toby Rivers, Adrienne Gonnella and Kenneth Gomez performed the duty of lighting prescribed res with drip torches, so reghters can then practice putting it out with hand tools. Provided to News-SunFireghter 1 students Adrienne Gonnella (left) and Kenneth Gomez observe an instructor as he assists another student in using the drip torch to set a prescribed burn, so reghters can then practice putting it out with hand tools. BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Deputies arrested a Lake P lacid woman on Monday for allegedly trying to sneak jewelry out of Sears in her purse Amanda Ar ceo, 57, of 112 Tangerine Road in Lake Placid is facing a charge of petit theft involving items valued at $166.89. A ccor ding to arrest reports, Arceo went to the Sears store at Lakeshore Mall in Sebring at 4:50 / p .m. Monday and selected a small earring box and a bracelet box from two center-table displays. Reports said loss prevention ofcers watching on surveillance camer as saw her take the jewelry out of the boxes as she walked through the store, set the boxes down on another display, remove her keys fr om her purse and put the jewelry inside her purse. S he then tr ied to walk out of the store without paying for the items, reports said. A statement was obtained from her, but it was r edacted fr om ar rest reports.Woman charged with stealing jewelryNEW I nN DOOR SHOOTI nN G RA nN GE OPE nN S TODAYBarry Foster/News-SunPhil Simnson draws down on a target at the new Aim Right Indoor Range and Tactical Training Center. Charter members will get their rst crack at the new facility at Boom Booms Guns & Ammo in Sebring beginning today. Boom Booms is at 330 U.S. 27 N. in Sebring. Call 863-402-2112 for more information. BY LARR YY GRIFFINStaff WriterAVON PARK This Saturday, the Avon Park Annual Picnic is coming back and bringing with it food, neighbor hood camaraderie and the naming of two new Pioneers of the Year. Those dreading the summer heat and the following summer storms need not fear, for the 11:30 / a.m. pic nic will be held in the air -conditioned C ommunity Center at 310 W M ain St. The new Pioneers of the Year are Wilma and Melvin Kangeter, according to a press release about the event. G uests ar e encour aged to bring their best dishes I n addition, guests who have special recipes for pies, cakes or other desserts are encouraged to bring them along in addition to their nor mal dish, to enter them in a dr awing for others to win and take home. The event will be a fundraiser for the Avon Park Historical Society Board to help with up keep of the community center Though it is fr ee to enter the picnic, there will be a donation jar where guests can give whatever they like to the Historical Society Board. Contact the Histori cal Society at 453-3525 or visit av onpar khistor Park Historical Boards annual picnic is Saturday In a story on the front page of the Aug. 13 edition, it was incorrectly reported that Hurricane Charley took off the r oof of the H ighlands County Health Department. The roof was damaged to the extent that it leaked, forcing ofcials to locate the special needs shelter in other buildings immediately after the stor m and dur ing Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. The F lor ida Department of Health in Highlands County will host a Back-to-School Fast Track Immuni zation Clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. F r iday. An incorrect date was published in Wednesdays News-Sun and News-Journal. The News-Sun apologizes for the errors and appreciates the opportu nity to set the record straight. Corrections WINTER HAVEN (AP) A central Flor id mother was arrested after police say she left her four childr en alone for several hours to go to a food bank. Ashley Richardson is facing four counts of negligent child abuse without bodily harm. Police said the chil dren, ranging from 6-8 y ears old, walked almost half a mile fr om their home and w er e playing in a park Tuesday when a Winter Haven police ofcer noticed they were alone.Winter Haven mom charged with child abuse Serving the Community Since 1969"Do It For Your Fami"rMeviewMemorial Qar-don* 854 Memorial Dr. s Avon Park, FL 33825863-385-4942 www.LakeviewMemorialGardens.comBlinds,4$of SebringVlage Fountan Plaza 1237 US 27 N. Sebring 1I 1863.314.9790FREE;in-homeestimates IMcn-Fri 9a-5p 1Sat by apptParkitinthe CLASSIFIEDS=and watch itgofast!


A4 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, August 15, 2014 rfntbbtftfn brbnr r ffntbn 3073526 BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK As Highlands County students get ready for the 2014-2015 academic year, ofcials at the new C or nerstone Christian Academy in Avon Park say they are ready to close their books on this years enrollment. S o far the numbers look good. We have about three times as many students this year as we had last y ear , said Cornerstone Headmaster Jenny Cornell. We hav e a few mor e pending as well. S he placed the cur r ent student roll at 34 for the upcoming y ear Although the primary grades are full, C or nell said there are some spaces left in the middle and upper grade levels. After those ar e full, she said, the school simply will start a waiting list for next year. We still have some room in the second and third-grade class and at the seventhand eight-grade level, she said. Apparently, the big gest growth has come in the pr imar y grades, with an equal number of students coming from either public schools or other pr iv ate schools. C or nell said students parents also hav e embr aced the schools mandate for increased involvement. I think for some of them, it wasnt something that they had done befor e , she said. But once they knew what we were about they were thrilled about it. Cornerstones philos ophy is based on what they ter m a threelegged stool of family, church and school sup porting the student. As the student census has expanded, so has the teacher r oster with three new educators added for the upcoming academic year. P at R oberts will return to teach second and thir d gr ade students, with Kay Williams as the kinder garten/rst grade instr uctor Staci Lemler will teach fourth, fth and sixth gr aders while Jennifer Langston will lead the new sev enth and eighth grade classes. Cornell said instructional materials for the the newly added upper grades will be thr ough publisher B ob Jones, who has a curr iculum for the middle school level students. These retain the quality we require and contain the Biblical truth, so we were able to use them in this ex pansion. Its exciting, she said. The J ones materials already are used for C or nerstones primary grades. The addition of the new teachers now will make it possible for Cornell to leave the classroom and turn her duties to adminis tration. M eanwhile workers have been busy clear ing an ar ea on the south side of the school to install new playground equipment. The goal is to hav e all of the structures and a fence in place by the start of classes. Cornerstones schedule is written to mir ror that of local public schools with their rst day to be next Wednes day, Aug 20.Avon Parks Cornerstone Academy enrollment triples GAR YY FINEOUT ASSOc C Ia A TED P PRESS TALLAHASSEE A Florida judge on Wednesday ruled against Gov. Rick Scott in an ongoing lawsuit over whether his administration outed the state s public records law. Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis grant ed a request from a frequent critic of the Republican governor to subpoena r ecor ds from Google and Yahoo. Tal lahassee attorney Steven Andrews wants information on private email accounts that he says w ere used by the Scott administration to sidestep the states public records law. F lor ida has some of the most robust public records laws in the countr y and nor mally state agencies must tur n o ver emails on private accounts if they concer n state business Francis granted what he called a limited request over the objections of the Scott administr ation. The subpoena would require the two tech companies to turn over information on when the accounts w er e established and by whom. It does not r equir e that any actual emails be turned over. Attorney Thomas Bishop, whose rm has an $85,000 contract to help ght the lawsuit, maintained the records were irrelevant and part of a shing expedi tion. He said the Scott administr ation has alr eady turned over tens of thousands of documents I think ther es sort of broad brush approach to this that says we can poke around and look at all these things, Bishop told the judge. Andrews, however, countered during the brief hearing that for mer aides to Scott have alr eady told him that the governor uses private emails to conduct state business. But he was told b y the ofce that handles r ecord requests that there w er ent any private email accounts used by the governor. Andrews pointed to text messages from one former aide that refer enced an email from the go v ernor yet the email has not been turned over. They dont give you anything until you catch them, Andrews said. Bishop did not deny that private email ac counts were being used. B ut he said that getting infor mation on who contr ols the accounts would not an swer whether the emails mentioned state business. A spokeswoman for Y ahoo said that the company doesnt comment on pending litigation. Google did not immediately r espond for comment about the court order. Andrews, whose clashes with Scott date back to the 2010 cam paign, is currently suing Scott and Attor ney General Pam Bondi o v er whether they hid records related to a dispute over land near the go v ernors mansion. Andrews wants to buy the land since his law ofce is located on it. The Scott administration wants the land as par t of a plan to turn the adjacent historic home of former G o v. LeRoy Collins into a museum. Andrews contends state ofcials were not interested in the property until Scott found out that he was involved.Judge rules against Scott in public records lawsuit BY LARR YY GRIFFIN SSTa A FF W WRITER SEBRING A sher iffs deputy pulled over I v an Simmons for not wearing a seatbelt, but the interaction ended with Simmons arrested for multiple felony dr ug cr imes. At 7:30 / p .m. Tuesday, the deputy witnessed a man driving a 1991 Dodge four-door Sedan and not wearing a seatbelt. H e pulled the man over and asked for his identication. The man said his name was Nathaniel Junior Simmons and that he had a drivers license that was valid, but that it was not on his person at the time, reports said. After querying the information into their database, the patrol man found there was no r ecor d of Nathan iel Junior Simmons dr iv ers license, and informed Simmons of this. Simmons began to sweat profusely and became extremely nervous, according to an arrest report. Simmons request ed to exit the vehicle while the patr olman cited him. When Simmons opened the vehicle door, the patrolman smelled burnt cannabis r esidue inside and attempted to arr est S immons, the arrest report said. Sim mons resisted but was quickly appr ehended. After the patr olman detained Simmons in handcuffs, he sear ched S immons person and found over $1,000 in various denominations. He also found a credit card that listed Simmons rst name as Ivan, rather than Nathaniel. There was also a clear-colored bag found inside the car with what the deputy deduced to be cocaine inside. Because of the amount of cocaine and money found, Simmons was arrested for felony charges of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and misdemeanor charg es including possessing drug equipment, r esisting an ofcer without violence and providing false infor mation. at 863-385-6155, Ext. Sebring man arrested on drug trafficking chargesNETWORKI nN G LU nN CHEO nN Katara Simmons/News-SunComfort Keepers local franchise owner Tracy Kelley talks about some of the services oered such as in-home care, respite care, end-of-life care and more Thursday afternoon during the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce monthly networking luncheon at Island View Restaurant in Sebring. WASHINGTON (AP) Attorney General Eric Holder says hes concerned that the use of military equipment by police in Ferguson, Missouri, is sending a conicting message. Holder said in a statement Thursday that Ferguson law enforcement authorities hav e accepted the J ustice Departments offer of crowd-control help as it continues to inv estigate a police ofcer s shooting of an unar med black teenager H e said the r esponse by law enforcement to protests there must seek to reduce tensions, not heighten them. The attor ney general said representatives fr om the J ustice Departments Community Relations Service, which wor ks to mediate r ace disputes, have also been sent to M issour i. The FBI and J ustice D epartment are conducting a civil-rights inv estigation into S aturdays shooting of 18-y ear -old Michael Brown. Holder said eyewitnesses have already been interviewed.Goverrnor: Operational shifts for policeMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon says operational shifts are ahead for law enfor cement in the S t. Louis suburb where a police ofcer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. N ix on spoke Thurs day at a meeting of cler gy and community members to dis cuss law enforcements response to demonstr ations o ver the killing in the town of Ferguson. The governor told the audience that you all will see a dif ferent tone. H e did not elabor ate on the changes ahead, but they ar e likely to be explained at a news conference planned for later in the day. The governor said he was late to the meeting because he had been on the phone with President Barack Obama, who sent wishes of peace and justice.Holder: Concerned about tensions in Ferguson, Mo. r_ -ii'<4'rir.


www.newssun.comFriday, August 15, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW Y OO UR VIEWS We have been warned and warned and warned. It goes like this: If Floridians dont quit pumping and pollut ing their water to excess, there will be re al consequences that will be dif cult to overcome and could endanger the states economic future. If the threat sounds exaggerated, just take a look at two major national events that have been in the news, both involving water Most recently, the people of Toledo, Ohio, had their water supply shut off for two days because of a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie, which the city depends on for its drinking water. The bloom was not only huge but, because it was so concentrated, it was toxic as well and made the drinking water unsafe. The principal culprit, according to scientists evaluating the mess, is runoff from farms. Household fertilizer and municipal stormwater runoff also contributed. What s happening on Lake Erie happens all over Florida, just not on that big of a scale. When nitrates continue to ow into surface waters in large volumes they will produce algae lots of algae. We only need to look at our once-glistening springs to see the effects of nitrates on waterways. The other story regarding water supply that is relevant locally any where, actually is the study done of the Color ado River Basin by NASA and the University of California, Ir vine. After 14 years of drought, researchers used NASA satellites to measure all the water within the ba sin, which supplies water to 40 million people in seven states. What the resear chers found was that between 2004 and 2013, the basin lost about 53 million acre feet of water twice as much as the nations largest reservoir, Lake Mead at Hoo ver Dam. The obvious lesson is that when scientists tell us we are over pumping and are near ing the aquifers sustainable pumping capacity, we should listen and begin making lifestyle, business and policy changes. It is not har d to imagine either the Lake Erie disaster or the Colorado River Basin crisis occurring here in our own state, in our own community. Unless our state and local go vernments begin implementing serious water protection policies fer tilizer restrictions, water permit limits and mandatory conservation measures, for starters it is possible, even likely, Florida could become both Lake Er ie and the Colorado River Basin.An editorial from the Gainesville Sun.Glen Nickerson President JOIN TT HE C OO N vV ER S aA TIO NLetters 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. All letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not neces sarily those of the News-Sun staff. Submissions can be made via two methods: OO NLINEAt forms/ or email editor@newssun. comM aA IL/DROP OO FF2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, Fla., 33870Heed the water warnings NN othing to do w ith colorI am mazed at how you signed your letter ... I am Roy T. Allen, American government teach er, retired. Name recognition is impor tant if y oure running for public ofce; I thought it was a little pompus. I appreciated your teaching moment on the Constitution. I was close in my comment, just not textbook precise. I dont re call falling asleep in class. Y ou commented that I hav e made incorrect statements in several of my previous letters, however you will agree that Obama did make sev er al changes to Obamacar e after it was a law H e did release ve Taliban terrorists without Congresss knowledge, which is against the law. He did threaten Congress with his comment, I hav e the pen and phone, and I dont need Congress, and the Supreme Court shot him down on illegal recess appointments. Letters to the editor are designed to create discussion but y ou, sir have committed the ultimate insult to me with y our ugly r acial comment that maybe I just dont like the black guy as president. My parents didnt teach racial intolerance to us. I didnt teach it to my kids, and I dont prac tice it at any time. You came v er y close to inferring I was a racist. What I dont like about that student of the Saul Alinsky playbook on Radicalism is his total distain of our way of gov ernment and is destroying the mor al, nancial and political ber of this country and none of that has anything to do with the color of his skin.HAL GRAVESSebringDebateLast night I watched a debate entitled Whats so great about America? The participants, Bill Ayers, an educator and former leader of a radical anti government group during the Vietnam war and D inesh dSousa, a self promoting political pundit, whose politics are essentially hard right, the darling of AEI, The H oover Institute and Heritage Foundation. Ayers, for the most part, acknowledged the opportunities cr eated b y the U.S. how many problems we have overcome and yet how much more needs to be done. DSousa, contended that Americas most wonder ful creation was capitalism, and the ability to incr ease wealth, a tip of the hat to trickle down, and God bless the job creators. The audience, Dartmouth College students, was surprisingly inarticulate and confused. S ad, ho w sad for Dartmouth. At its conclusion, the moderator announced each of the par ticipants were available in the lobb y to sign and sell their new books. Sadly, I am reminded of part of the Rubiat of Omar Khayyam: Myself when young did eager ly frequent doctor and saint, and hear d great argument about it and about; but even more came out by the same door as I went in? It came like a thunderbolt out of my past, but I thought it so appropriate it compelled me to write this little piece. RR ANDY LL UDACERLake PlacidOn Aug. 26, women across our state and great nation will gather to celebrate Womens Equality Day, which commemorates the day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote was nally ratied after a 72-year struggle by women to win that right. H o wever, it was not until 1971 that the United States Congress designated Aug. 26 of each year as Womens Equality Day as the result of legislation brought forth by Representative Bella Abzug of New York. Since 1971, every sitting United States Pres ident has issued a proclamation in honor of this histor ic ev ent. The road to ending the womens suffrage movement was a long and difcult jour ney that met several challenges along the way. The movement be gan in the mid 1800s as women w er e beginning to chafe against expectations of submissiveness, lack of property ownership and the inability to vote. In 1848, abolitionist activists, mostly women, gathered in S eneca F alls, New York at the home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott to discuss womens rights. The movement began to gather momentum but was halted by the beginning of the Civil War. The suffrage movement was divided by the proposal of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution. The women who did not sup port those amendments without the inclusion of women aligned themselv es with White Southern racists. That left a group of women who felt that women should avoid threatening the amendment to validate men of color The group wanted to go to each state and ask for women to be recognized. In 1916, Carrie Chapman Catt became president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and devised a six y ear plan to secur e a constitutional amendment that would enfr anchise women. D uring this time, women who advocated for the right to vote met with jail time r idicule, social exile, torture, beatings and often for ced to liv e in inhumane conditions. W orld War I gave women the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in an array of working environments, including the managing of property. The obser v ance of Womens Equality Day also calls attention to womens continuing efforts toward full equality. Susan B Anthony was quoted as say ing, Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have gr eater cause for discontent, r ebellion and revolution than the men of 1776. The Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County will celebrate Womens Equality Day at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 9:45 / a.m.The Club meets at Democratic Headquar ters beside Ruby Tuesdays at 4216 S ebr ing Parkway. All likeminded women and men are welcome to attend. Womens Equality is a nonpartisan issue, we hope all Highlanders celebrate this truly American holiday.Maureen McKenna,Ph.D., of Avon Park is president of the Democratic Womens Club of Florida. Guest columns ar e the opinion of the writer not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Celebrate Womens Equality Day GUEST CC OLUMNMaureen McKenna ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ..................................................... .............................................................................................................................................................l Ali eOI 8.13'1FlCOTOa e rv+............................................................................................


A6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, August 15, 2014 GraveSideService 3067118 Muniz was cited for a violation of rightof-way charge for not seeing Giles as she attempted to turn into W almar t taking a left off U.S. 27. Giles was cited for riding a motorcycle with a suspended license. According to the cr ash r eport, Giles license had a habitual trafc violator designation on it, and was last r ev oked for 60 months in February 2012. The collision occurred around 2:30 / p .m. Tuesday and left Giles sprawled on the pavement with his motorcycle on top of him. A large crowd of onlookers surrounded the scene as ofcers with the Sebring Po lice Department and par amedics arr ived. Muniz, though unharmed, was visibly shocked and remained on the grassy shoulder of the r oad near her Pontiac, which had its rear passenger door caved in. The ar ea was blocked off for around four hours after the crash as police assessed the scene and inv estigated the accident. Trafc had to go ar ound the scene through the Winn Dixie parking lot or thr ough Walmart to go south on U.S. 27. A helicopter arrived and airlifted Giles to Lee County Medical Center to receive tr eatment for incapacitating head injuries, as ofcers with the S ebr ing Police Department described them. Witnesses were unsure if Giles had been w ear ing a helmet. Police found a helmet ly ing on the pavement at the scene of the accident, but could not deter mine y et if Giles had been wearing it at the time of the crash. The accident report states that evidence suggests Giles was not wearing his helmet at the time of the crash. As of Wednesday af ternoon Giles condition has been upgraded to serious rather than incapacitated, Commander Steve Carr said. Carr said Giles had suffered numerous injuries to the head and the r est of his body, but he is expected to survive. at 863-385-6155, Ext. CRASH FROM PAGE A A 1seen. Judge Terry Lewis ruled that Floridas 5th and 10th districts were drawn illegally and gave legislators until this Friday to draw a new map It does not appear that Highlands County will be split. However, we are a part of Congressional District 17, so w e could be included in a special elec tion, said Highlands C ounty S upervisor of Elections Penny Ogg. Right now we just dont know. As currently drawn, changes would make two seats slightly more competitive for Dem ocrats but it is not cer tain how or if the new distr icts might change Floridas congressional delegation. The Legislature on Monday voted to ap prove a new map that alters sev en of the states 27 congressional districts. The lawmakers were three days into a nine-day special session to x the congr essional map when they r eached the accor d. W e knew that there would be a ripple effect because each of the districts has to be within a certain percentage in such things as populations, she said. W e really are go ing to have to wait until the judge rules on A ug. 20. Meanwhile, Ogg said, the move for this years primary early voting location to the Supervisor of Elections T r aining Center at 4500 Kenilworth Blvd. will be a smooth one for workers. Everythings ready to go. We should have all the equipment de livered and set up for the star t of early v oting this Saturday, she said. S till to be set up ar e vote tabulators, the electronic identication poll books and the A utoM ark machines, which are mandated for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. In addition to the Kenilworth location, there will be early vot ing offered both at the A v on Park City Council chambers and Lake P lacid T own Hall. VOTING FROM PAGE A A 1 Mercedes Muniz sits at the site of the accident where she collided with 60-year-old motorcyclist James Giles Tuesday afternoon.65 and two counts of dealing in stolen property. Lake P lacid police say she stole two Rolex watches from the victim while working as an in-home car egiv er, and then sold those watches to a pawn shop in Sebring. The watches with a combined value of more than $60,000, have since been sold to buyers, arrest reports state, but the watch es have far more sentimental value to the victim. They w ere mutual gifts exchanged between the victim and her no w-deceased husband. P olice ar e asking any one who has purchased a R olex watch within the last y ear or who may hav e infor mation on who owns the watches no w to check the serial numbers and contact Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler at 863-699-3757 or to v er ify those numbers. People may also text questions and com ments to 863-441-1849. I f you are in possession of these watches, we would appreciate your cooperation in coming for war d with the watches so they can be returned to the rightful owner, Fansler said. I t goes without saying, the owners would be grateful. Fansler also said the watches have been entered into the Florida and National Crime I nfor mation Center as stolen proper ty. If the current possessor comes forward with the watches he assur es there are no criminal charges pending against the pur chasers We are simply looking for cooperation in our endeav or to r eturn the watches, Fansler said. TT HEFT FROM PAGE A A 1ROTA rR Y COLLE cC TS SS HOES FO rR THE cC HILD rR ENCourtesy photoThe Rotary Club of Sebring and the Highlands County Rotary Club are collecting new shoes for needy children. They are partnering with the Buckner Foundation, a Christian organization that distributes shoes to children in need in the USA and worldwide. Shoes are an important for children, as many are unable to attend school without shoes, which also serve a protective piece of clothing versus disease. Dean Hollenberg, of the Rotary Club of Sebring, shows 37 pairs of new shoes that were delivered to the LifeWay book store in Sarasota for mailing to the Buckner Foundation in Texas. Collections will continue throughout the month of August. For more information, call 863385-3829. ASSOCIa A TED PRESS TALLAHASSEE Florida is speeding up six major road projects across the state G ov. Rick Scott said Thursday that the state will push up the timing of $806 million worth of highway construction projects across the state. S tate tr ansportation ofcials were able to speed up the projects because how much money state legislators set aside for roads in this years budget. One of the biggest projects is a $255 million project to widen Interstate 95 in Volusia County on the states east coast. The project will be moved up to 2015. It had been scheduled to be gin in 2020. The list also includes wor k for I nterstate 295 in Duval County, Inter state 75 in Hernando County, U.S. 98 in B ay C ounty and State Road 821 in Miami-Dade County.State will speed up several major road projectsNearly $1 billion worth of road work put on fast track hogs, unless the landowner gets a special exception. M aybe well make some people happy, said chairman Lew Carter. The issue came to light in May after coun ty code enforcement told Rick H aber man, who owns a 10-acre tract called ChinaDoll Farms north of Avon Park, to cease and desist raising pot-bellied pigs and pigmy goats on his pr operty. I am zoned agricultural and under the or dinance I could have an unlimited amount of cattle but only three hogs or goats, Haber man told the Highlands C ounty commission on May 6. He also said his operation was not a commercial farm, but a facility that raised the animals as household pets When the county commission heard the issue on May 20, local sh farmer Rob Bullock said the Florida Right to Farm Act, written to protect the states agri culture industry, would pr otect far mers from nuisance lawsuits and local zoning ordinances. H o wever, the changes P&Z members approved for recommendation Tuesday would limit county r esidents in estate or low-density residential area to hav e one pur ebred potbellied pig pet on site, as long as lot sizes are 10,000 square feet or more. The code would re quire the pig to live inside the home, walk on a leash outside the home be kept free of disease and be either spayed or neutered. The owner would need to verify pedigree and get a veterinarian cer ticate each year, and would need to keep the animal s area clean and sanitized daily. On lot sizes any smaller than that, or in any other zoning, the owner would need to apply for and get a spe cial exception for the pet. I n agr icultural ar eas, anyone who wants mor e than thr ee hogs; more than nine hogs, sheep and goats collectively; or more than 100 poultr y including poultry slaughtering or dressing, would need a special exception under the proposed changes. When asked about the maximum num ber of animals allowed in agr icultur al zoning, County Attorney Ross Macbeth said Tuesday that anyone who had more than that many animals especially litters of young animals would have a hard time arguing that they arent a commercial op eration. I t would seem unlikely to have a number of litters if (its) not commer cial because the animals would be sold, Macbeth said. Selling them: Thats the denition of commercial. 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www.newssun.comFriday, August 15, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A7 The year 2014 is moving along quickly. W e re already onto the second week of August and it wont be long befor e some of the best bass shing of the year takes place in the fall. I received an email and a phone call last week from two different readers asking my opin ion of the best way to catch bass r ight no w, on two different lakes. I spent some time giving both anglers my suggestions and I thought I might try to provide the same infor mation in this column. The two lakes they asked me about w ere Lake June and Lake Istokpoga, two of the most popular lakes in H ighlands County, and certainly two lakes with extremely good bass shing. Although both lakes are relatively close to gether, they couldnt be fur ther apar t in what techniques should work best. I emphasize the word should, because no-one Ive ever met can pre dict the unpredictable natur e of lar gemouth bass. So my recommendations are purely my o wn, offer ed up in an effort to simply assist other shermen in their quest. Lake June, located on the west side of Lake Placid has a surface area of 3,726 acres. The lake is shaped like a kidney with coves on the northeast and northwest. Lake June is a natu ral freshwater lake with a maximum depth of 40 feet. The lake has many deep holes and plenty of submerged brush piles but the key to shing these deeper ar eas lies in nding them with y our depth nder Recognizing the home of the sh is deep water; this lake has plenty of it and can often be a tough lake to sh, par ticularly in the hot summer months. Heavy rains in July and August will often change the ph in the shallower water, and combined with high water temperatures in the shallows, bass will generally seek deeper water. A number of tactics Ive used in the past that have worked well on Lake June are lo cating brush piles, underwater ledges and humps or other changes to the bottom, and shing with a dr op-shot rig. Drop shot rigs are pretty easy to use and are nothing more than a weight on the bottom of your line with a hook 2-3 feet above. Most shermen use smaller plastic worms; however I would rec ommend that if you hav e a fav orite color or style, use it. If the bass are near the underwater struc ture, they wont care what color or shape it is SPORTsS FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonBest ways to fish now SEE BASS | A9 SPECIAL TO THE NEWs S-SUn N SEBRING Special athletes from Highlands and Hardee counties made a big splash S aturday, Aug. 9, by competing in the Special STARS Swim Meet at Sebring High School pool. Approximately 50 athletes with disabili ties, ranging from age 5 to 60, w er e swimming their hearts out for r ibbons The more experienced swimmers did a 25-meter lap while the beginners did a noodle r ace. N oodle r aces are done in the shallow water so swimmers can build up condence in the water and r ace to ward a person holding the noodles. Noodle racing was divided into two differ ent lengths one race was 15 meters and one was 25 meters This was the rst year in the noodle race that two 5-year-olds entered. Dasan Jordon de feated Joshua Conner, both of S ebr ing, in the 15 meters by swimming 15.94. B oth bo ys wore life STARS hit the pool for swim competition Courtesy photoSpecial STARS swimmers Sandra Barney (in front) and Charlie Hodgkinson have fun kicking and splashing their way to the nish line during their race on Aug. 9 at Sebring High School pool. Both athletes use wheelchairs and with the help of otation vests they were able to compete in swimming like everyone else.SEE SWIM | A9 BY DAVID H. RINALD NEWs S-JOURn N AL SPORTs S W WRITER LAKE PLACID Green Dragon Cross Country coach Scott Morgan enters his 10th year leading the Lake Placid harriers. For years we were able to take our team to away meets in a couple of cars, he said. Last year was the rst year we needed to take a school bus, and it likes as though our team will be even bigger this season. Judging from the number of young sters who signed up for the team, M or gan expects to have 35-40 runners. Only seven boys and seven girls can make the varsity squad, so everyone else has to run as J.V. Our sport is becoming so popular we make ev en hav e to make cuts this year, the coach said. Morgan attributes some of the high numbers of poten tial harriers to support he is getting fr om coaches of other spor ts, particular ly the mentors of the bo ys and girls soccer teams. Soccer, for in stance, requires its play ers to be in peak physical condition before the season starts this winter, and Cross Country is one sure way to provide that kind of readiness, Morgan said. The G r een Dragon Cross Country team competes against squads from Moore Haven, LaBelle and Clewiston as well as Mulberry, Lake Wales, Sebring and Avon Park. We graduated sev eral excellent runners last year, but w e hav e a good deal of talent coming up from through our pipeline Mor gan said. We have a lot of fr eshmen and sophomores joining the team, but thats probably true of all the schools we run against. Im look ing forward to a great season. Cross Country a popular sport at Lake Placid High RONALD BLUM AAssSS OCIATED P PREss SS BALTIMORE Bud Seligs successor as baseball commissioner will face a series of tests, perhaps none more difcult than whether he can keep his o wners from the type of divisive public spats that fractured the sports leadership for much of the 1970s and s Rob Manfred, Tom Werner and Tim Brosnan sought election Thursday with a thr eequarters majority of the 30 teams needed in the rst contested balloting for a new commissioner in 46 years. Baseball has never been in a better nan cial state since the freeagent er a began in the 1970s: Its labor contract with the players asso ciation runs through the 2016 and national broadcasting agreements with Fox, Turner and ESPN total about $12.4 billion fr om 201421. After eight consecutiv e work stoppages from 1972-95, the spor t has r eached three straight deals without an interruption. Revenue could reach $9 billion this year, and the average attendance of about 30,500 is not far below the record of 32,785 set in 2007 before the Great Recession. Franchise values have soared since Selig took over as baseballs lead er in 1992, led by the record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers two years ago. S till, ther e are many contentious areas that need to be addressed. Television ratings show interest among youth has declined; the average time of nine-in ning games (3 hours, 3 minutes) has incr eased by 30 minutes since 1981 during a gadgetera revolution that has seen viewer attentionspan decrease; there is a consensus that inter nationalization must spr ead but little agr eement on how to accomplish that goal. I t r emains unclear whether Selig will resolve a long-existing SPECIAL TO THE NEWs S-SUn N AVON PARK The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization (HYFC) hosted their ofcial season opener on S atur day, Aug. 9, at Joe Franza stadium in Avon Park to take on the Osceola Panthers. It was the rst of cial game of the season, the Eagles coaches and players were anxious to get on the eld kno wing that from this point on, every game counts and each win is one step closer to a divisional playoff game. The Lady Eagle cheerleaders started off the day getting the players pumped up for the game and boosting the team spirit in the stands with the spec tators. The high hopes car ried over into the rst game betw een the Flag teams, as the Eagles and Panthers w ent back and for th. Highlands opened the scoring, but Osceola answered right back and would work their way to a nail-biting 20-19 win. The next three contests werent nearly as ex citing for the home Varsity Eagles come to save the day Courtesy photoThe Highlands Eagles Varsity team huddles up during their big win over Osceola Saturday.SEE HYC | A9A look at Manfred, Werner & Brosnan ahead of voteSEE MLB | A10 Lr T s o s }j ................................C T }^ `@G2 .. f JS'' ...............................Poorr .s r. r' 'qt ,t 11.,


A8 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, August 15, 2014 Golf Hammock Last Monday, Aug. 11, the Mezza Group played Individual ProAm Points. In A group Les Campbell grabbed rst place with +2, fol lowed by Don Brewer in second place at E v en. B group saw Jim Hammond win rst place with Even and Bob Trier take second place with -1. In C group Pat Dells +5 gave him rst place honors and there was a tie for second place at +4 between Jan Nigh and Terry Yandle. D group was won by David Mulligans +4 and John Robert son took second place with +2. E gr oup saw Doug Haire win rst place with -2 and Jerry Patterson take second place with -3. I n F gr oup Bill Woudenbergs +7 easily won rst place and ther e was a tie for second place betw een J ack C arlton and Karl Mellor at +1. G group was won by Bob Hughes +8 and second place was taken by Larry Spry at +2. N ext M onday, Aug. 18, the Mezza Group will continue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 / a.m. Please ar r ive ear ly due to a big eld of play ers. For more information, call P ete at 3821280 or 414-2110. Lake June West The Mens League played on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Dick Den hart, Mike R ogers Myer and Artie Maul saw their 42 hold up for a one-stroke win over the 43 carded by Norm Grubbs, Colley, Jay Jans, Don Bolton and Jim Drake. For closest to the pin, Larry Heath hit to 14-feet, 3-inches from No. 2, Neil Isett to 10feet, 10-inches from No. 4 and Drake to a mere 11-inches from No. 8. A Mixed Scramble was played on Thurs day, Aug. 7, with the team of Larr y and Chris Heath with John and Gloria Huggett getting the win with a 53. A tie for second was settled by comparing matching cards of 57s. Don Boulton, Barb Syhenstricker, Char lotte Mathew and Ar tie M aul got the nod for second, while Dick Denhart, Margaret Schultz and JoAnn M cG ill settled for third. In closest to the pin, Mathew had the near est shot on No. 8, and G lor ia Huggett hit to 8-feet, 8-inches from No. 2. SpringLake On Tuesday, Aug. 12, the SpringLake Mens Golf Associa tion sponsored a Four M an T eam competition in which only the two best balls on the F ront Nine and the three best balls on the Back Nine of the Panther Creek golf course w er e counted. All hole scores were net of handicap. The team winning rst place, with 163 net strokes, included Ken Kirby, Ed Thors en, Vern Hoffman and J ohn Schr oeder. Second place went to Bill Lawens, Bob Hinde, Charlie Keniston and Ron Brochu, who scor ed 170 net strokes. Third place, at 172 strokes, went to Joe Austin, Will David, Ed Clay and Jim Foote, while a net 173 strokes netted fourth for Pat Jaskowski, Leon Van, Richie Eastep and Lar ry Miesner. todayTODAY BOXING GOLF LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES MLB TENNIS S atAT U rdayRDAY AUTO RACING BASKETBALL BOXING GOLF   LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES mM LB NFL PRESEASON TENNIS SS PORTS OO N TV SS CORE BOARDMajor League BaseballAmerican LeagueEast W L Pct GB Central W L Pct GB West W L Pct GB Wednesdays Games Thur sdays Games F ridays Games / / / / / / / / National LeagueEast W L Pct GB Central W L Pct GB West W L Pct GB Wednesdays Games Thur sdays Games F ridays Games / / / / / / / / Arena Football PlayoffsConference ChampionshipsSunday, Aug. 10 American Conference National Conference ArenaBowlAt Orlando Saturday, Aug. 23 / Major League SoccerEASTERN W L T Pts GF GA WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Sunda ys Games F ridays Game / WNBAEASTERN W L Pct GB WESTERN W L Pct GB W ednesdays Games Thur sdays Game F ridays Games / / / / SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTSLake Placid AllSport Passes Lake Placid Lake Placid High School announced immediate availability of All-S por t Passes and football season tickets; enabling students, fans and suppor ters to purchase discounted passes to all home spor ting ev ents and reserved seating at home football games. Many students and fans have already beneted from purchasing All-Sport Passes. The All-S por t Passes will grant admission to all regular season home contests hosted by Lake Placid High School. The student AllS por t Pass sells for $50 and the adult All-Sport Pass sells for $75. The passes will al low Green Dragon fans to attend r egular season home contests at a great discount over paying individual admission for each game F ootball Season tickets are now available for all r egular season home football games. The season tickets allow fans to secure reserved seating to all regular season home football games (JV and Varsity). The cost for football season tickets is $35; however, if an indi vidual decides to pur chase an All-Sports pass they can add r eserved seating at Var sity football games for an additional $20. The All-S por t Passes and Football season tickets can be pur chased in the front ofce at the high school. S ummer Sunrise 5K Series SEBRING The in augural Summer Sunrise 5K Series has one mor e r ace this summer, taking place Saturday, Aug. 16 at Highlands Hammock State P ar k 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 r aces ar e the fastest. I ndividual r aces may be entered for $12, but will not be eligible for series awards or shirt. Entry forms at: at 385-4736. C ome test y our skills in this exciting new race series! Panther Volleyball seeks announcer AVON PARK South Florida State College is looking for an an nouncer for the 2014 home Volleyball season which consists of 11 matches M atch times are 7 / p .m. and are mostly Tuesday and Thursday nights, with the occasional Friday. The announcer must be hav e some announcing experience, minor knowledge of sound systems, and possess a high lev el of v erbal enthusiasm. F or mor e information please contact H eather Schuber t in the Panther Athletic department at (863) 784 7035. SFSC F all B aseball Clinics South Florida State College will host two fall pitching and hit ting clinics on Satur days Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 fr om 9-11:30 / a.m. C amp has 30 pitching spots, and 30 hitting spots open for each day Ages 5-14 for hitting clinic, ages 8-14 for pitching clinic. Cost is $25 per day for each camper. Applications and payment can be done the morning of the clinic. Call SFSC coach Rick Hitt to reserve your spot in the clinic today (863) 784-7036. Champions Club Golf AVON PARK This years 2nd Annual Avon Park Champions Club golf tournament will be held at Riv er Greens Golf Club on S atur day, Sept. 20, with an 8 / a.m. tee time. Entry fee is $60 per player and will include golf, cart, refresh ments on the course, pr iz es and post-round meal in the clubhouse. Corporate level sponsorship of $275 will also include a business tee sign and four-person entry. Hole sponsorships are available for $50. All proceeds go to benet the academic and athletic needs of Avon Park schools. Contact tourney director Chet Bro jek at or call him at (863) 712-3524 to hav e an entry form sent to you. Entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 15, so get those teams to gether and join in the fun. YMCA F all Soccer SEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCA is cur rently taking registrations for their Fall Soccer League ages 3-14. R egistr ation deadline is Monday, Aug. 18. F or questions please contact 382-9622. SNAPs S HOTs S GOLF Now matter how you read thenews, we've got you coveredIn print or online, the News-Sun NP1Y/SUNis your hometown news source ,F,,-,,,,, p; ,r


www.newssun.comFriday, August 15, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A9 vests since they are just learning to swim. Adults using wheelchairs and walkers also got to par ticipate in the swimming competition by wearing life vests. Herb Adkins, of Avon Park, won rst place by going 32.02. Sebring residents Sandra Barney was sec ond and Charlie Hodgkinson was third. O thers competing in the 15-meter race and placing rst were Kenny Roberts of Avon Park, Nicole Warner and Annie McHale, both of Sebring. Second-place win ners were Garrett Kno wles of S ebring, Cody Crouse and Minnie Sue Reid, both of A v on Park. Third-place ribbons went home with Sue Randolph and Edrei Lopez, both of Sebring, and Julie Kilbourne of Wauchula. Fourth-place win ners were Jim Kenteld of A v on Park, and Megan Eisnaugle of Sebring. The 25-meter long noodle r ace winners were Robert Lengyel of Avon Park and Steph anie Travi of Sebring, rst; S ue E gnoski of Wauchula, and Maria Rivera of Sebring, second; and Tammie Fennell of Sebring, third. I n the 25-meter lap competition, James Carroll of Avon Park pulled out the fastest time by going 21.13. He defeated Bill Sob sczak, who was second; Gwen B eavers was third; and Nicole Lewis was fourth all are fr om S ebring. Other rst-place winners in other heats w er e Jonathan Beavers, Elizabeth Jordon and Becky Anders, all of Sebring, and Tim Brown of A v on Park. Second-place winners were Tomona Swartz of Bowling G r een, James Beavers and Gerald Bass, both of Sebring, and Jack Garnett of Wauchula. Third-place winners were Jaime Brown and Ilana Levy, both of Se bring, Bill Wheeler of A v on Park, and Cary McQuaig of Ft. Meade. Fourth-place winners were Ashlee Smith of W auchula, Rob Ward of Avon Park, and Beth Horn and Eva Monk, both of Sebring. After competing, the athletes enjoyed lunch and then received their awards. VotedFASTEST OILCHANGE 12Yearsina Row!WESERVICE DIESELS ANDSEMIS. FLEET ACCOUNTS WELCOME.MOTORHOMES,OILCHANGE, FULLSERVICE:471-0700|3447U.S.South,Sebring(acrossfromDunkinDonuts)RACETHRU KWIKLUBE RACETHRU KWIKLUBE$39.95AND UP 3068145 as long as it moves and resembles food. Carolina rigs can also be very effective this time of year. Different from a drop shot rig, a Caroli na rig will have a heavy slip sinker (often with beads to cr eate a clacking sound), two to three feet ahead of the hook and plastic wor m. The two or three feet of leader should be attached to the line holding the weight with a barrel swivel. This allows the weight to dig into the bottom while the worm dangles tantalizingly behind. I usually recommend a larger plastic worm for this type of sh ing, preferably 8-10 in length. And if y ou can nd a oating worm, thats even better. Ill even place a small cork or cork slip sink er above the worm rig to help keep the bait up off the bottom. M y third recommendation for Lake June and one of my fav or ites is deep-diving crank bait. Bass love crank baits and many areas are well suited for this type of shing. The key to using crank baits is to nd some offshore grass or other vegetation and run your crank bait just above it. These grass beds are plentiful on Lake June, but theyre difcult to distinguish on a depth nder. My suggestion is to nd a likely spot and cast out a jig or a real ly deep diving lure and let it get down on the bottom so it can bring back a sample of whats down there. Once you know the grass is there, work the area thoroughly with the right crank bait. My best luck has been in 10-12 of wa ter and using a crank bait that will run at that depth, just ticking the tops of the grass. Lake Istokpoga is a much different lake. With over 28,000 acres, this large body of water has an average depth of only 4, with its deepest water at a mere 10. At ve miles wide and 10 miles long, Lake Is tokpoga is oblongshaped with a number of differ ent islands, and acres and acres of vegetation. U nlike deeper lakes that rarely see water temperatures much above the mid-eighties, Istokpoga in August will typically be in the 90+ degree range. Similar to Lake June, it too is spring-fed, and if you can nd the ve larger springs coming into the lake, youll of ten nd large schools of bass in the cooler waters. W ith little deep water to seek refuge, many of the bass in Lake Istokpoga will continue to be in the r eeds and lily pads that cover acres of water. Unfortunately, they are often so far back in the vegetation that most shermen cant reach them. High water temper atures are cooled by the shade pr o vided by reeds, lily pads and hydrilla, and often, if you can nd a heavily matted area, and y ou re able to punch through, youll nd a number of bass. But my suggestions for this lake would be to sh early and late. Top water frogs and toads, ukes and snake-type plastics do well early in the morn ing, as well as top water lures like the Zara S pook, Chugbug and other hard body lures throughout the day. As the sun comes up, moving offshore to ar eas with 4-6 feet of water ar e also a pr etty good bet. Spinner baits and shallow running crank baits, as well as Car olina rigs and Texasrigged worms will also produce well. But your best bet is to nd some deeper water. Ther e ar e a number of areas that have 8-10 of water and with a side scanning depthnder you can often nd the subtle bottom changes that will hold sh. It might be grass, weeds, rocks or shellbeds, but almost any thing will hold bass in the deeper water Y ou may also nd bait-balls, schools of baitsh, which the bass will follow. Just remember, in July and August when the water warms to its highest temperatures of the year, bass can and often are very aggres sive. Their metabolism has speeded up because they are cold-blooded and share the same temper atur e as the water, so if you can nd them, they will str ike just about anything. Working with Buck Perry many, many years ago, I learned from him what many shermen have yet to learn. If you are not catch ing bass where youre shing, it s because there are no bass there! Fishermen tell me all the time, Awww, they just werent biting. The truth is, bass will generally always bite, out of hunger or ag gravation if they are wher e y ou are shing!Don Norton is a profession BASS FROM PAGE A A 7 Courtesy photoDasan Jordon, 5, (in front) reaches for the noodle to beat his opponent Joshua Conner, 5. They were the youngest swimmers at the Special STARS Swim Meet on Aug. 9. SWIM FROM PAGE A A 7 fans, with the Freshman, Sophomore and J unior V arsity teams falling in lopsided shutouts. Whether it was opening-day jitters, or a top-notch set of op ponents, these squads got a look at what needs to be wor ked on as they look to improve their results mo ving for ward. And with one last game on the day, the Eagles looked to right the ship and get a win, although an hour-long rain delay held things up. But when the skies cleared, the Varsi ty team, coached by Cour tney Walters, took care of business. The offense took the eld, led by quarter back James Pearson, K amar i Brown, Kasey Hawthorne, Deshaun Collymore and Mar quis Hawthorne. W ith a str ong stance by offensive linemen Branden Garcia and Jose Gonzales, Brown started the offensive drive with a 40-yard run, getting the Eagles into the red zone. But a fumble inside the 10-yard line result ed in a turnover. The Panthers made the most of the oppor tunity and scored on the ensuing dr iv e, but that was all the stingy Eagles defensive would allo w for the day. The tenacious defensive of the Eagles was led b y J ohnnie Brown, Emmett Beas ley, Jordan Rose, Nor ris (Fish) Taylor, Gonzales and Garcia and shut the P anthers down from that point on. The Eagles offense did a great job with touchdown scores by Kasey Hawthorne, Taylor and two by Col lymore to bring the rst win of the day with a nal scor e of 27-8. Spirits were lifted for the program as a whole with the daysaving win and has the teams working hard in practice this week in preparation for this weekends games. The Eagles will be playing in Sarasota against the Seminoles at Booker High School Saturday, Aug. 16, with games beginning at 9 / a.m. A dmission is $4 for adults and $3 for chil dren. C ome on out to suppor t the Highlands Y outh F ootball and Cheer program. The HYF Board of Directors want to express their appreciation to the parents, play ers cheerleaders and coaches for their participation and contributions. HYC FROM PAGE A A 7 Courtesy photoNorris Taylor gets past the Panther defense for a score in the Eagles Varsity win. ANDY KENT ASSOCIa A TED PRESS DAVIE The middle of the Miami Dolphins defense is getting a lot of attention in tr aining camp While all three projected starters are the same as last y ear Dannell Ellerbe, Koa Misi and Philip Wheeler they are each lining up at different positions. M isi, who was the strong side linebacker, has moved into the middle wher e E llerbe was before. Ellerbe has moved to the weak side. Wheeler is in Misis old spot. There also is a new linebackers coach: Mark Duffner, who came over from the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has ramped up the energy level in the group. Rookie fth-round draft pick Jordan Tripp has caught on fast. He got some ex tra work with the rst unit dur ing Thursdays practice at both inside and outside positions and in the nickel package. ___ AP NFL website: and NFLMiami Dolphins making changes at linebacker The news is just a click away! NEWS-SUN I.,,YLif' \]


A10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, August 15, 2014 territorial dispute between Oakland and San Francisco over San Jose, and a television ght between Baltimore and Washington, both of which led to lawsuits. Selig also has not ruled on the petition for reinstatement led in 1997 by career hits leader Peter Rose, who agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 following an investigation of his gambling while he managed Cincinnati. Manfred and Brosnan are lawyers, while Werners background is as a television executive. The next commissioner is expected to hire a high-level marketing leader. A look at the three candidates backgrounds going into the election, where Manfred was viewed as the favorite but it remained uncertain whether he could attract the necessary 23 votes: MANFRED The 55-year-old is a graduate of the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Harvard Law School, and he clerked for U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro in Massachusetts. Manfred became involved in baseball in 1987, when he was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and the rm was retained as counsel for MLBs Player Relations Committee. Working under Charles OConoer, the lead partner in the rms relationship with MLB, Manfred assisted on collective bargaining during the 1990 spring-training lockout and was promoted to partner in 1991. He assisted Richard Ravitch and OConnor during the 199495 strike and Randy Levine when a deal was reached in 199697. He became MLBs executive vice president for labor relations and human resources in 1998, received an expanded role of EVP of economics and league affairs in 2012, and last September was promoted to chief operating of cer. He led negotiations for labor deals in 2002 and 2006 with thenCOO Bob DuPuy and headed talks in 2011. He also led negotiations for the rst joint drug agreement with players in 2002, a deal has since been strengthened signi cantly seven times. Manfred also headed baseballs efforts to force out then-owner Frank McCourt during the Dodgers bankruptcy proceedings in 2012 and the sports Biogenesis drug investigation last year that led to 14 suspensions. WERNER The 64-year-old, who received his college degree from Harvard, worked for ABC in the late 1970s and helped develop Robin Williams television show Mork & Mindy. After starting The Carsey-Werner Co. with Marcy Carsey in 1980, he was executive producer of The Cosby Show and Roseanne among other programs, and he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1996. Werner entered baseball as the controlling owner of the San Diego Padres from 1990-94 and triggered fan criticism for the payroll-paring departures of Fred McGriff, Gary Shef eld, Tony Fernandez, Randy Myers and Benito Santiago. He has been chairman of the Boston Red Sox since 2002, a period that included World Series titles in 2004, 2007 and last year Bostons rst championships since 1918. BROSNAN Brosnan, 56, captained Georgetowns baseball team and received a degree from the Fordham University School of Law. After working at Kelley Drye & Warren, he was appointed to the New York State Commission on Government Integrity by Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1987 and became the commission chairmans counsel two years later. He was hired by MLB as vice president of international business affairs in 1991, became chief operating of cer of Major League Baseball International in 1994 and senior vice president of domestic and international properties in 1998. He has held his current role since 2000. He has been a key gure in the negotiations of MLBs national broadcasting contracts. MLB FROM PAGE A7 JOHN WAWROW ASSOCIATED PRESS BUFFALO, N.Y. A Buffalo Bills fan group uncovered documents that suggest a Toronto-based prospective ownership group has plans to relocate the franchise north of the border. In a release issued Thursday, the Buffalo Fan Alliance identied several announcements referring to Rogers Communications consultant, Roger Rai, as part of the ownership group attempting to acquire and move the Buffalo Bills to Toronto. Rai told The AP on Wednesday hes not involved with the groups ownership bid. He added the references connecting him to the proposed Bills purchase were a mistake on my behalf, and the result of a misinterpretation made by a co-worker who wrote the biography. The alliance, made up of fans, former Bills players and business leaders, said the references made in the documents would seem to cast further doubt on the credibility of the Toronto groups assurances to keep the Bills in Buffalo. Rogers is part of a Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. The Bills are on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. 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L IVING BFriday, August 15, 2014 Safe and secure livingProtecting ones family and belongings is important to every home owner. Luckily, technology makes it easy to monitor these valuables no matter where you are. Here are some ways you can add safety to your home with your handy smartphone or tablet device:MONITOR YOUR GARAGE FRO M ANYWHERESince opening and closing the garage door is so much a part of your daily routine, its of ten hard to remember if it was closed. The many families who use their garage as the main door to their home can now have peace of mind. Designed to work with a free smart phone app, MyQ Garage by Chamberlain works with the majority of garage door openers installed after 1993 and uses your homes existing Wi-Fi, allowing you to open your garage door from any where. The handy MyQ app sends automatic notica tions to your smartphone when the door opens or closes, so you wont have to go back home to check. Plus, the MyQ Garage can be installed in just minutes with no wiring required. For more informa tion, visit www.chamberlain. com. KEEPING AN EYE ON THING SFrequent travelers and businesspeople will love the remote monitoring capabilities available from various home security providers. With a few taps on your device, you can mon itor your home from any location. This can even mean checking on Fido while out running errands.F LIP THE S WITCH When traveling, many people leave lights on inside their homes to deter thieves. Some smart apps allow you to control various lighting sources within your home through your smartphone or tablet. Now you wont have to beg your neighbor to house sit while youre away. Do you have a forgetful family member who always leaves on the lights? Save ener gy and money with the ability to turn off those lights from anywhere.Illustration courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMI LY FEATURESWith apps that offer comfort, convenience and security, homeowners are getting more out of their smartphones to make their homes better, smarter places to live. Smart home apps such as those from Nest are expected to link various home devices together to bring peace of mind, control and even energy savings to our lives. It seems like yesterday when smartphone technology was limited only to voice and text mes sage communi cations. But today, these handheld, portable gadgets allow users to do everything from setting the thermostat to a comfy temperature to ensuring the garage door is closed. The best part is all of these helpful functions can be performed away from home, so homeowners can monitor their most valuable investment even while out of town. Here is a guide to new technologies that exist to make homes smarter than ever before:A comfortable nookBrimming with framed memories and other trinkets that show your familys unique style, youve likely put a lot of time and effort into making your home as comfort able as it can be. With schedules growing more hectic by the minute, you deserve a comfortable place to relax. Beyond the basic comforts of plush furniture or toasty bedding, technology can make your abode better. Here are some additional ways to add a touch of comfort through technology: MAKE TE M PERATURE S JU S T RIGHTImagine coming home from a trip to learn your town is experi encing extreme weather conditions. Theres no need to worry about how hot or cold your home will be. Special apps allow you to control the temperature settings on the thermostat from your smartphone or tablet, so your homes temperature will be just the way you like it when you arrive. These capabil ities are also eco-friendly, allowing users to regulate the tem perature while the home is unoccupied, which can mean big savings on energy bills.LET A LITTLE SUNLIGHT INUntil recently, motorized window shades were a luxu ry only the rich and famous could enjoy that is until smartphone tech nology came into play. With the touch of a nger, homeowners can now adjust their curtains and the natural light streaming into their rooms with one of several applications. These special systems even allow you to set a schedule for opening your shades, so you can wake up to natural light every morning. Bringing convenience homeWith the busy daily schedules todays families must manage, everyone can use some conveni ence from time to time. Here are some ways tech nology makes life at home a little easier: P ROGRA M FAVORITE S WITH EASEHave you ever misplaced your televisions remote control? Do you have a hard time remembering to record your favor ite tele vision programs before leaving the house? Both of these problems can be solved with your phone. By downloading an app to connect to your smart TV, you can instantly turn your phone into a remote control. This allows you to schedule your favorite show and lm recordings from anywhere. SAVE TI ME IN THE KITCHEN AND B EYONDStandard kitchen appliances are getting a technological upgrade. Cooks can now save time with apps that allow them to preheat, monitor food as it cooks and turn off the oven all from their phone. Many other appliances, such as washers and dryers, are also on board with con nectivity. New apps allow homeowners to check laundry cycles and receive alerts when their clothes are clean and dry. IqliwMAKE YOUR HOME


B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, August 15, 2014 DEAR ABBY: My husband of 30 years had an affair a year and a half ago. We struggled through the aftermath and are trying to restart our relationship. He remained in touch with the other woman until she finally pulled the plug on him, and now he has no interest in talking with me about our relationship or how to improve it. He is distant and refuses to say I love you. He doesnt initiate hugs or kisses. He will initiate sex every so often, but I am usually the one who seems to need more contact. When I question him, he tells me every thing is all right and I am making a mountain out of a molehill. We have good times, but I really feel his lack of affection. I dont want to leave this man. I love him dearly and have for many years. Should I keep waiting for the renewal or has my membership here lapsed and Im just kidding myself? FROZEN OUT IN ALASKA DEAR FROZEN OUT: Because you love him dearly and dont want to leave him, stay put. However, everything isnt all right, and you are not making a mountain out of a molehill. Your husband appears to be punishing you for something, and unless you get to the bottom of it, your relationship with him will remain icy cold. A licensed marriage counselor may be able to help you rebuild your relationship, but it wont happen unless he is willing to try. If he isnt, then you should go without him and let the therapist help you decide if this is the way you want to live the rest of your life. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable and most frequently requested poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby -Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Mans affair has ended, but marriage remains in limbo DEAR ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Solution on B6PUZZLE CORNERThere are three elements that could make a cartoon of an action film like The Expendables 3 work: some cool, kinetic action slam-o-rama; witty one-liners; and a really good bad guy. Well, Ex3 gets one of them right sort of. Mel Gibson brings the correct amount of steely crazy to his role as Stonebanks, an immoral arms dealer who, for the right price, just might sell you and everyone you know a nuclear weapon. (It probably helps that, considering the troubles in his personal life over the last few years, hes believable playing the meanest guy in, if not the world, then certainly this movie.) Still, thats not enough to salvage the third run-through of this full-employment act for aging crime fighters. As the film begins, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is leading his team including Gunner (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture), Caesar (Terry Crews), and Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) on a mission to rescue Doc (Wesley Snipes), a former Expendable who has been stuck in a jail in some unnamed hellhole of a country for eight years. Barney wants to get Doc out so he can help with another mission in Somalia. But everything goes wrong and Caesar is seriously injured and hospitalized. The culprit? Its longtime Barney nemesis Stonebanks, of course. Barney is shaken up by whats happened with Caesar and decides, if hes going to go back in and finish the job, hes not going to do it with his crew of old reliables. He couldnt bear it if something happened to them. Instead, he breaks up the band and, thanks to well-connected friend Bonaparte (Kelsey Grammer), recruits a new gang of young toughs guys with names like Thorn (Glen Powell), Smilee (Kellan Lutz), and Mars (Victor Ortiz), so you know they rock. And one of the guys is even a girl, Luna (Ronda Rousey). The young guns trade insults with the vets but no ones going to mistake this for an Eminem rap battle in 8 Mile. But, almost as fast as you can say, are they really making a fourth one of these? the answer is yes Barneys two armies have to team up to bring down the villainous Stonebanks, even though Stonebanks many gun-toting henchmen dont seem even vaguely familiar with the concept of actually being able to hit a target. Barney even gets an assist from his old buddies Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Drummer (Harrison Ford) and Yin Yang (Jet Li), as well as the hyper-active Galgo (Antonio Banderas) who is supposed to be comic relief but ends up being neither. Little of this would matter if the film were punctuated with some breath-taking action. But the lumbering direction from relative newcomer Patrick Hughes this is his second full-length feature means the hand-tohand battles are edited in such a way that whats going on is a blur. Meanwhile, its predictably explosions-a-go-go through the climax. Written by Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, and Katrin Benedikt, Ex3 doesnt resonate with snappy retorts like movies of this ilk should. The jokes fall flat as pancakes. Sadly, the most expendable thing about The Expendables 3 is the movie itself. Expendables 3 just plain expendableBy CARY DARLINGFORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM AP PHOTOThis image released by Lionsgate shows Sylvester Stallone, left, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a scene from Expendables 3. Movie ReviewCRITICS RATING 1 12 3 4 6 7 8 9yp ;12 13 1415 16 17"a1(y 18 19 20Ti. 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Friday, August 15, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 HEALTHY LIVING When I graduated from pharmacy school in 1989, I was eager to ease the worlds suffering. At that time, my profession was rated the No. 1 trusted profession in the country. How could anything I dispense be bad? Maybe Im the sensitive sort, but I got really upset when my patients called the pharmacy to describe their new, uncomfortable side effect. For example, I would fill a prescription for a muscle relaxer like cyclobenzaprine and then get a frantic call from someone who became very dizzy or zoned out. Once, I filled a prescription for su matriptan and then four hours later, took a call from the patient who said she was feeling mild chest pain and was very weak. The most memorable one was when I dispensed an analgesic and heard from the wife that he had gone to sleep and not waken up in six hours. I could tell you more stories, but you get the point. Pharmacists, as a whole, care very much about our patients. It makes us sad to hear that the medication we dispense causes a detrimental side effect for you. Fortunately, side effects dont occur all the time, or with every single person. There are a handful of lucky ones, and I think we all agree that some medicines are essential, and worth the mild side effects. Since I graduated all those years ago, Ive done something right. Ive asked the question, Why? In doing so, Ive learned that when you block a pathway, or derail an enzyme from doing its job, you launch the first domino, which creates a cascade of events leading up to a side effect (which could be diagnosed as a new disease, you know). Its not rocket science; its basic biochemistry. Block the HMGCoA enzyme (statin cholesterol drugs) and you block production of natural CoQ10 (which your muscles love). That answers the why question that people have when they take statins and wonder why they have Charley horses or feel weak. When you block the calcium-dependent membrane function in your gut with the drug metformin (used for diabetes), you lower vitamin B12 levels. A deficiency of B12 is well-documented to cause painful neuropathies. This answers the why question in case you have more numbness, or pins and needles in your hands and feet. Probiotics, calcium and B12 could help if you take metformin. As a pharmacist (code for drug information specialist) I know I did something right. I delved deeper and learned how medications steal the life out of you. I now teach people how to restore health and balance by putting back key nutrients that mitigate drug-induced nutrient depletions (which spark the side effects). I wrote an entire book on this topic, called Drug Muggers. By the way, its not just drugs. Coffee mugs minerals that you need to make thy roid hormone. Wine mugs thiamine, which can cause calf muscle tenderness and memory loss. Snag a copy of Drug Muggers, or ask your local pharmacist what vitamins you need to avoid side effects. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit This information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition.What I did right Suzy CohenDEAR PHARMACIST Its the most wonderful time of the year. Parents all over are celebrating the fact that their children are returning back to school. They are busy with open houses and back-to-school shopping. Typically, back-toschool supplies include paper, notebooks, crayons, backpacks and clothes. Many times shoes are barely given a second thought. Other times, kids may pester their parents for an overpriced shoe based strictly on what is the popular fashion trend at the moment. Fortunately, good, comfortable, stylish shoes can be found without wiping out the back-to-school budget. This school year, choose shoes with the following in mind: Pick natural material uppers such as leather which allow the feet to breath. This decreases the chance of fungus/athletes foot which love living in sweaty, dark areas like the toe box in your childs shoes. Plus this decreases the chance of stinky feet. Look and feel inside the shoe for seams or stitching that pinch or rub leading to blisters and sores. Avoid the temptation to buy shoes a whole size larger. Make sure the toe box has enough room. You should be able to place a nger width of space between the longest toe and the end of the shoe (about a half inch). Measure both feet since shoe sizes can change with growth spurts. Buy shoes for the larger-tting foot. When trying on shoes have your child stand and walk around including the socks they would normally wear with that shoe. Shop towards the end of the day when feet swell and are their largest. The back of the shoe (heel counter) should t snugly and not slip. If at rst the shoe doesnt t, dont buy it. It should be comfortable from the get go. Avoid expecting a shoe to stretch or break it in. For young kids, chose velcro or laceups that feel secure. Choose sneakers with plenty of tread,offering traction for PE class. For the college student, heel pain and shin splints can damp en their freshmen year when walking long distances across campus in imsy shoes. Buy a pair of ipops from the dollar store for showering in dorm room community bathrooms. If your child complains about of tired legs, atfeet, night pains or cramping have their feet checked by your local podiatrist. Moms follow your instincts since you are the one who usually rst notices toe walking and irregular shoe wear. Dr. Olga and the Gentle Foot Care Center wish you a great school year and hope you start off with your best foot forward.Back-to-school footwearDr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Foot Care Center are located on U.S. 27. If you have any questions about foot problems call (863)-3149255 or go to www.gentle This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure your condition. Olga LuepschenFOOTPRINTS METROThere are many factors to consider when buying shoes for your kidss school year, and style is not at the top of the list. Cornerstone Hospice hosts trainingSEBRING -Cornerstone Hospice, 209 N. Ridgewood Drive in downtown Sebring, is hosting volunteer training on four mornings in August -Tuesday, Aug. 19; Friday, Aug. 22; Tuesday, Aug. 26; and Friday, Aug. 29 -from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. This free 16-hour training covers hospice care and ways volunteers assist patients and families. Participants receive a resource binder, meet the hospice team and have ample opportunity to ask questions. Following the training sessions, a personal interview, background check and appointment for digital fingerprinting is arranged at no cost to volunteer candidates. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Dorothy Harris at 863-382-4563 or email doharris@ for more information or to register for this training class.Blood drive Aug. 22 at Lake Placid ElksLAKE PLACID One Blood will have its Big Red Bus at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 to collect blood donations. Remember, one pint can save up to three lives. Blood is always in demand the supply is greatly reduced in summer when many of the regular donors have returned to their northern homes or just on vacation, a spokesman said. Special gifts will go home with donors. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are accommodated, too. To reserve a time call Peg at 863-465-5707 or Terry at 863-699-0774.Narconon helps families battle drug addictionsNarconon reminds families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise and that steps can be taken to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. A free brochure outlining signs of drug use is available by calling 800-4311754 or visiting DrugAbuseSolution. com. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals to support groups in the Highlands County area. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals.Homestyle Wellness outreach events setHomestyle Wellness will offer the following community outreach events. All sites are open to the public. Call Barb Personette at 2146795 for details. Today: 10 a.m. Coping with transitions Crown Pointe 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd, Sebring. Monday: 9 a.m. Health Fair, Holiday Ranch, County Line Road, Avon Park; 1 p.m. Alzheimers Support Group Crown Pointe 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd Sebring; 2:30 p.m. Health Fair, Castle Hill Apts,1025 Castle Hill Drive, Avon Park Tuesday: 8 a.m. Health Fair, Sebring Bluffs, 6750 US 27 N., Sebring; 12:30 p.m. Health Fair, Groves of Victoria Park, 2010 Village Groves Blvd., Sebring; 2 p.m. Health Fair, Fairhavens Apartments, 3015 Spinks Rd., Sebring. Wednesday: 9 a.m Health Fair,Veranda Breeze, 2308 Wightman Ave., Sebring.; 12:30 pm Health Fair, Groves of Victoria Park ,2010 Village Groves Blvd., Sebring.; 1 p.m. Health Fair, Fairway Pines, 5959 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Thursday: 9 a.m. Health Fair, Maranatha Village, 11 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring; 10:30 am Alzheimers Support Group, Balmoral Living Facility, 93 Balmoral Drive, Lake Placid; 1 p.m. Class on vital signs, Southern Lifestyles, 1297 U.S. 27 N., Lake Placid.Ace Homecare plans eventsAce Homecare offers the following outreach events. All programs are free of charge and are open to the public. For more information, call ACE Homecare at 863-385-7058. Today 10 a.m., Highland Village (Sebring), health fair. Monday 1:15 p.m., Maranatha Manor Assisted Living Facility, Music and Motion. Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Lake Placid Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair. Wednesday 9 a.m., Avon Park Nu-Hope Meal Site, health fair; 1:30 p.m., Crown Point Assisted Living Facility (Sebring), gaming. Thursday 9 a.m., Fair Haven Apartments (NuHope Meal Site in Sebring), health fair. S NAPSHOTS L ocaOCA L H eaEA L tT H N eE W sS GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Get the paper delivered to you! N EWS -S UN 385-6155 Iku


B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, August 15, 2014 PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 596.ANGLIC ANNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMB L Y OF G ODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A ssembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; 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 I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are avail able. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARBC ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and eve ning worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, 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. Faith Missionary Baptist C hurch, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C hurch, 1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sun day: 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:; Web site, First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnat tan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/ Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Prac tice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Jose phine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Plac id, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family din ner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required dinner is not held during the summer). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more informa tion about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Di xie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night pro grams at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing ad dress 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 Eve ning Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sun day 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. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meet ing and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 3824301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 2143025. Afliated with the National As sociation of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S parta R oad Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 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. S outhside Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Mid week Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nurs ery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 3850752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pas tor 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 Ser vice, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Val erie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Father Luis Pacheco parochial vicar. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday 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 Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C 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 ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MondayFriday. 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.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 4653215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sunday 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Week days 9 a.m. Holy days 9:30 a.m. (Vigil evening before at 7 p.m.) First Saturday of each month: Healing Mass, 9 a.m.C HR I ST IANC ornerstone C hristian C 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 453-7679. S ebring C hristian C hurch, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Mar vin, Childrens Director. Youth Minister Blake Rushing. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Phone 382-6676. First C hristian C hurch (Disciples of C hrist), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (cor ner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR I ST IAN & M I SS ION ARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C HUR C H OF BRETHRE NC hurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C HUR C H OF C HR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facili ties are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evange list Carl Ford, (863) 402-2159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more infor mation, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway. com/lakeplacidcofc/. S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednes day Bible Class, 7 p.m. C HUR C H OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C HUR C H OF N AZARE NEFirst C hurch of the Nazarene of A von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednes day evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. C hurch of the Nazarene of L ake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednes day evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C HUR C HES OF C HR I ST IN C HR I ST IAN U NI ON C ommunity Bible C hurch C hurches of C hrist in C hristian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activi ties at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP ISC OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Motor Co.). Rev. Can on 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, 453-5664; fax, 4534853. Visit us at our website at Email Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 664-9668 or 453-5664. S t. A gnes E piscopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Servic es: 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 welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. S t. Francis of A ssisi A nglican E piscopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Summer Sunday schedule, June 1-Sept. 1, 2014: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Commu nion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVA NG E LIC AL FREE C HUR CH OF AMER IC AT he C hurch of the Way EF CA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednes days. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 4716140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren C 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 services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-tim ers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.6 p.m. (For registration call: 3853111). Check us out on the Web at N DE NTFirst C hristian C hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.INTERDE N OM IN AT IONAL World H arvest and R estoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L UTHERANA tonement L utheran C hurch ( ELCA) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park LCMS 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 every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see Faith L utheran C hurch LCMS ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 385-7848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Worship Service: 9 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 10 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include week ly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good S hepherd L utheran C hurch (AALC) American Association of Lu theran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New L ife E vangelical L utheran C hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lu theran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at R esurrection L utheran C hurch ELCA, 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. T rinity L utheran C hurch LCMS 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director Educa tion Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal Mid-Week Services each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at Other activities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.NON -DE N OM IN AT IONALBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, Songs signed rst & second Worship services. First Worship Service 9 a.m.; Second Wor ship Service 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and S.S. classes both hours. Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patter son, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church ofce 385-1024. Website: C alvary C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian Internation al Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@ Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail. com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Di vine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experi ence what you have been missing for C ontinued on next page RELIGION


Friday, August 15, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Faith & Familylife Worship Center, Pas tors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden treasures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Sparta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for everyday challenges through our multicultural worship services available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who attend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your rst visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will nd; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very important, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing Our mission at Faith & Familylife is centered around Restoring Lives, Families and Com munities. Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Pro grams, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. Highlands Community Church, a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings Church of Sebring, wor shiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. Begin your week with us. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at Union Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. Web page at www.wea Unity Life Enrichment Centre,new loca tion, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@ Web site, www.unityofsebring. org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraor dinary.PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pas tor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Childrens/Youth Group, 6-7 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:; Web site: Ofce hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Mon day-Friday. Avon Park First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 4533242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Chil dren Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following bibli cal truth. Lake Placid First Presbyterian Church, ARP,, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, asso ciate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. In addition, childrens church (K-2nd grade) will be provided during the 11 a.m. worship service, and childrens junior church (3rd-5th grade) is at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery avail able), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Sebring First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email:, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Summer camp for 6th to 8th graders, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Nursery available. Session meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, Septem ber through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Adult Bible study is Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pastors: John and Harriet Davis. Organist: Richard Wed ig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail. com, Web site, ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail. com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednes day prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Chris tian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www. Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sebring Ward, 3235 Grand Prix Dr. Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 273-2284 Steve Austin, Bishop; Del Murphy, 1st counselor, Laris Keefer, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meetings, 9:00-10:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 10:20-11:00 a.m.; Priesthood/Relief Society, 11:10: to 12:00 noon; Primary for children, 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; First and third Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Lake Placid Branch, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 399-9066 Mark Swift, Branch President, Allen Short, 1st coun selor, Dan Ressler 2nd counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting 1:00 -2:10 p.m.; Gospel Doctrine 2:20-3:00 p.m.; Priesthood/ Relief Society Meetings, 3:10-4:00 p.m.; Pri mary for children, 2:15-4:00 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; rst and third Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more in formation, visit the Web site www.salvationar or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor David Juliano. Traditional Worship Ser vice at 8:10 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Meth odist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 11 a.m. Sunday worship service is broad cast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available for the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 4533759, Richard Stackhouse, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry Mc Cauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sun day Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 6550040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; LACES T O WO RSHIP RELIGION A number of years ago, my family and I went on a vacation to Texas to visit my fatherin-law. While there, we decided to take a few days and drive over to Carlsbad, New Mexico, and walk through the caverns. My father-inlaw offered to let us borrow his RV (recreational vehicle) for the trip, so we did. On our way back from the caverns to my father-in-laws house, we drove through the little town of Eunice, New Mexico. We noticed the church building of the local congregation of the Lords church. Since it was about time for lunch, I thought I would stop and ask directions to the best place in town for us to eat. I had been careful the entire trip to keep my eyes focused on the road so as to not damage my fatherin-laws RV. The only problem with my focus was that I did not also keep my eyes on those things around me like the low overhang of the church buildings carport. Failing to remember that an RV is a bit taller than a nor mal-sized vehicle, and even though I had my eyes trained ahead of me, I hit the overhang of the church building and tore open the RVs skylight! Now, it is embarrassing enough to do something stupid around people you know, but stupidity in front of strangers can sometimes take the cake. Although the members of the local congregation were terribly kind, telling me not to worry about anything, I still felt extremely bad. To add insult to injury, I had yet to give my father-in-law the news, and he still blamed me for marrying his daughter! Hebrews 12:1, 2 reads, Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, xing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. The writer of Hebrews tells us in this passage to x our eyes on Jesus. To the Christian, this is equivalent to keeping our eyes on the road. If we do not want to stray from the path of eternal salvation, then our focus on Christ is essential. However, what about all of those spiritual obstacles that are not obviously and directly ahead of us but are lurking just outside our line of sight? 2 Peter 2:1-3 reads, But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. Peter explains in this passage that there will be those who will sneak up on us with their lies and false teachings in an attempt to knock us off the path of eternal salvation. Part of Christianity is keeping ones eyes focused on Jesus. At the same time, another part of a Christians walk is being aware of all that is around him that might endanger his relationship with God. Both are needed if one desires a safe and unencumbered passage to Heaven. Many peoples spir itual lives mirror my experience with the RV. They rightly focus on their eternal destination but fail to take serious notice of their surroundings along the way. In the end, if we fail to keep watch for those of the world who would attempt to damage or destroy our spiritual lives, it will mean much more than just hitting a church building, damaging the father-in-laws RV, and then having to face him. It may very well mean the separation of our spirits from the eternal presence of God. So, open your eyes WIDELY, and keep alert! My father-in-laws RV and alertness Kevin PattersonKEVINS KOMMENTS Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Find them on the internet at www., or e-mail us at sebringparkway@ SEBRING LifeWay Christian Resources is slated to simulcast well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore live from Fort Wayne, IN, on Sept 13, 2014. Southside Baptist Church, 379 S. Commerce Ave., is serving as a host location for the Highlands County area. Living Proof Live, sponsored by Nashville-based publishing company LifeWay Christian Resources, will feature Moores dynamic storytelling and passionate Bible teaching. Beths teaching is some of the most profound Ive ever heard, Kim Trobee, associate pastor to women at New Life Church in Colorado, said. Her knowledge of the Word and her passionate delivery never fail to get right to the heart of the matter. The event both challenges and encour ages women to grow deeply in their faith. Join 250,000 women around the world for this live, global, Internet streaming event. I have served in womens ministry for over 20 years now, and there is just no other event like Living Proof Live, womens ministry leader Missy Kintzel said. It is one event our women do not want to miss. Moore has authored dozens of published Bible studies, books, and devotionals specically for women for nearly two decades. Her newest LifeWaypublished study, Children of the Day: 1 & 2 Thessalonians (releasing May 1, 2014), is a Bible study that equips women to let the light of Christ shine brightly. Moores organization, Living Proof Ministries, is based out of Houston. Dove award-winning musical artist Travis Cottrell, who also serves as worship pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., is slated to lead worship for the event. The Living Proof Live Simulcast kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 cover ing one full day of mu sic and worship as well as lunch, sessions led by Beth Moore, and opportunities for fellowship with other women from the Highlands County community. Women may purchase tickets online at www. or call 863-355-0752.Southside Baptist to host Moore simulcastSpecial to the News-Sun ..................................... .......................................


B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, August 15, 2014 RELIGION Avon Park Christian ChurchAVON PARK Pastor Greg will bring another sermon from the Living The Gospel sermon series, Holy Distractions. Wednesday evening adult Bible Study class will be looking into 3 John. Avon Park Christian Church motto is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 863-453-5334 or email avonparkchristianchurch@yahoo. com.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Steadfastness: Part 3 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver a sermon Sunday based on scripture from Numbers 13:17-21 and 13:25-14:4. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 863-471-1999 or visit Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID This Sunday, Pastor Bill Cole will preach Validation of Spiritual Gifts from the book of 1 Corinthians in the morning and Hindrances and Steps to Discover Spiritual Gifts in the evening. Midweek prayer & Bible study is held on Wednesdays. To listen to Faith Baptist Sunday morning sermons or for more information, visit or call the church office at 863-465-0060. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Senior pastor is Rev. Jon Beck and the Associate Pastor is Howard Leman. Sunday, Pastor Becks sermon will be The Church Living for His Glory from Ephesians 1 The Church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 863-453-6681 or email info@fbcap. net.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday, Faith Lutheran celebrates the 10th Sunday after Pentecost. Guest Pastor Rev. Tony Douches will deliver his sermon titled When God Puts You On Hold. On Aug. 24, Faith Lutheran Church will offer a Blessing of Backpack/School Items and School Personnel. If your children only have a lunchbox, bring that. Prayers will be offered for school workers secretar ies, teachers, aides, coaches, or those who work in the lunch room, some way involved with students. Faith Child Development Center is registering for VPK students. Classes start on Wednesday. Contact the center at 863-385-3232 and speak with Kathleen Pontious for more information.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Bible Study is followed by Lake Jo Caf!, a brief time of fellowship over coffee and donuts. astor Kevin Ahrens is continuing his series on the 10 Commandments, this Sunday its Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery. Sunday evening, Pastor Kevin is continuing his series on the Feasts of Israel The Feast of Tabernacles Part II. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive. Call 863-6551524 if you have any questions.First Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The Wednesday family dinner will return this week. Dinner is at 5 p.m. and is $4 per per son. Reservations are required. Call 863-465-3721. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St. For more information, visit www.fbclp. com or email infor Christian Church of Sebring (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING Rev. Ron Nortons message for Sunday is Timothy the Pastor with scripture from 1 Timothy 1:1. Greeting the congregation will be Mark McClary. Elders at the table will be Sandy Laufer and Lynne Warman.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Johnsons sermon is entitled Reliance on the Lord and is based on II Chronicles 14:1-15. Special music will be provided by Bob and Maxine Johnson. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with entrances on Lagrand Street). Call the church at 863-453-3242 or visit Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peer will present Are You Superstitious? at the Sunday worship service. Scripture is taken from I Samuel 4:1-11. The Florida Womens Ministries annual meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Avon Park Presbyterian Church. First Presbyterian Church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0107.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The church meets at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Clubhouse. Sunday, the summer sermon series continues with Davids Church, The House of Yes. The Word gives us the answer that we need. Fourteen different topics and 32 differ ent words describe biblical worship. The church should be a house of yes not a house of no. Discover what true biblical worship should be. Tuesday Home Bible Study continues Messiah: Shadow to Image. Call the church office at 863-658-2534 for directions or visit Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be The Everlasting Future with scripture from: Luke 16:19-31. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will include special music by Rich Swenson and Lindsay Martin. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 S. in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 863-314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Rev. Tim Haas will preach at the Traditional Worship Service and the Contemporary Worship Service on the subject God Working Behind the Scenes The Scripture lesson will be from Genesis 45:1-15. Back to School Splash Day will be at noon. Water Slides, water balloon games and others. Plus, lunch will be served. A support group for families facing addiction issues will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 415 Kent Ave. Leaders are Tim and Jackie Moore. The church is at 500 Kent Avenue. Call 863-465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles is titled God Does Not Reject Anyone based on Romans 11. New Beginnings Church of Sebring is a Bible-oriented, non-denominational church led by Pastor Gary Kindle. Holy Communion is celebrated monthly and is open to all who believe the bread and wine are the true body and blood of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ given and shed for the forgiveness of sins. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S.Commerce Ave. For more information, call 863-835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The scripture text for the Sunday morning Bible lesson, Treasure in Clay Jars, is taken from II Corinthians 4. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The Thursday Bible study, in the Gospel of John, continues at Dinner Lake Mobile Home Park community center. P ar kway Free Will Baptist Church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. For information, call 863-382-3552.St. Agnes Episcopal ChurchSEBRING Sunday, the 10th Sunday of Pentecost is celebrated with Rite I and Rite II. Please call the church office at 863385-7649 for further information.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s sermon topic will be The Blessedness of Unity. Biblical reference is from Psalm 133. Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Harriet Davis will preach the sermon Jesus Loves Me with scripture, from Matthew 15:21-28 on Sunday. A Luau pot luck lunch will follow the worship services. Hawaiian shirts, dress, muumuus or shorts are encour aged (if you feel comfortable). The church is at 5887 U.S. 98. Look for the big white cross. Contact the church at 863-6550713 for additional information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church meets at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Rev. Weavers sermon for Sunday is The Church is Todays Ark. Potluck follows the service. SNAPSHOTS CHUR C H SERVICES Christian preschool enrolling nowSEBRING Faith Lutheran Church has announced enrollment is now open at Faith Child Development Center for the coming school year. The faithbased preschool provides services for 2to 5-year-old children. FCDC is a non-prot ministry that serves the greater Highlands County area. If interested in enrolling your 4-year-old child in VPK (Voluntary Pre School), a free three-hour program that meets throughout the school year, call 863-3853232 or 863-840-0044 for more information.Full Gospel Businessmens Fellowship meets Sept. 2SEBRING The Full Gospel Businessmens Fellowship of Sebring meets Sept. 2 at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square, with dinner at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Deborah Comellas, lead pastor of the New Testament Worship Center in Tampa. She has done short-term missionary work on the Island of Dominica and has taken other mission trips to Jamaica. She is a graduate of the Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, and holds a doctorate of divinity degree from Florida Beacon College and Seminary. For more information, contact Wesley Olsen at 863-273-2083. SNAPSHOTS LO cC A L RR E L IGION N E W sS CROSSWORD SOLUTION 6EEBEE ,o !o BEEP5EelEEPfoAWAITS!CIO


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TODAYPartly sunny with a thunderstorm92 / 75Winds: WSW at 4-8 mphCouple of thunderstorms92 / 75Winds: SW at 4-8 mphSATURDAYA couple of afternoon thunderstorms94 / 76Winds: WSW at 3-6 mphSUNDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm in spots94 / 75Winds: SW at 3-6 mphMONDAYA stray afternoon thunderstorm94 / 76Winds: NW at 3-6 mphTUESDAY High ............................................ 12:24 a.m. Low ............................................... 6:47 a.m. High .............................................. 1:00 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:15 p.m. High .............................................. 5:45 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:30 p.m. High .............................................. 6:45 p.m. Low ...................................................... none Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.32 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 96 Low Sunday ........................................... 67 High Monday ......................................... 95 Low Monday .......................................... 69 High Tuesday ....................................... N.A. Low Tuesday ........................................ N.A. High Wednesday .................................. N.A. Low Wednesday ................................... N.A. Relative humidity .................................. 62% Expected air temperature ....................... 90 Makes it feel like .................................. 101 Monday ............................................... 29.91 Tuesday ................................................. N.A. Wednesday ........................................... N.A. Monday ............................................... 0.00 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 3.09 Year to date ....................................... 33.43Sunrise 6:59 a.m. 6:59 a.m. Sunset 8:02 p.m. 8:01 p.m. Moonrise 11:43 p.m. none Moonset 12:04 p.m. 1:02 p.m.Albuquerque 90/66/pc 92/63/t 89/66/t Atlanta 88/66/pc 91/70/pc 92/73/pc Baltimore 79/55/s 83/62/s 86/65/t Birmingham 91/65/pc 94/72/pc 95/74/pc Boston 75/61/pc 78/64/pc 76/63/t Charlotte 86/66/pc 88/68/pc 90/70/pc Cheyenne 85/56/pc 85/59/pc 86/57/pc Chicago 79/63/pc 83/66/t 77/65/t Cleveland 71/54/s 79/65/pc 74/59/t Columbus 78/54/pc 85/68/pc 87/69/t Dallas 98/79/s 100/81/pc 97/78/t Denver 87/60/pc 87/61/t 89/59/pc Detroit 75/55/pc 80/65/t 78/59/t Harrisburg 75/51/s 79/59/pc 79/60/t Honolulu 89/76/pc 89/77/pc 90/76/pc Houston 94/77/s 95/78/s 95/78/pc Indianapolis 76/59/pc 81/66/pc 82/68/t Jackson, MS 91/66/pc 93/73/s 93/74/pc Kansas City 86/69/pc 89/68/t 81/66/t Lexington 80/58/s 84/66/pc 85/69/t Little Rock 88/68/pc 91/75/pc 93/75/t Los Angeles 84/65/pc 85/65/pc 85/65/pc Louisville 83/64/pc 87/70/pc 86/73/t Memphis 89/69/pc 91/75/pc 92/76/t Milwaukee 76/63/pc 81/61/t 70/61/t Minneapolis 84/68/t 87/66/t 80/65/c Nashville 89/65/s 91/70/pc 94/73/pc New Orleans 93/75/pc 90/78/pc 91/78/t New York City 76/63/s 81/66/s 81/68/t Norfolk 81/68/s 84/71/pc 89/73/pc Oklahoma City 97/75/pc 99/73/pc 98/72/t Philadelphia 78/59/s 82/68/s 84/68/t Phoenix 103/83/pc 106/84/s 107/85/s Pittsburgh 73/48/s 78/62/pc 80/63/t Portland, ME 71/55/c 75/59/pc 73/58/t Portland, OR 83/61/pc 82/62/c 85/63/pc Raleigh 85/67/pc 85/68/pc 90/70/pc Rochester 71/53/pc 76/61/pc 73/56/pc St. Louis 87/72/pc 86/72/pc 87/71/t San Francisco 73/58/pc 72/58/pc 71/60/pc Seattle 77/59/c 77/58/c 81/60/pc Wash., DC 81/63/s 85/67/s 90/73/pc Cape Coral 90/77/t 91/76/pc 93/76/pc Clearwater 89/79/t 90/79/pc 92/78/pc Coral Springs 92/77/t 92/77/t 92/78/t Daytona Beach 88/74/t 88/74/t 91/74/t Ft. Laud. Bch 92/80/t 92/81/pc 92/80/t Fort Myers 90/76/t 91/75/pc 93/76/pc Gainesville 87/72/t 86/72/t 90/73/t Hollywood 92/77/t 92/78/pc 93/78/t Homestead AFB 91/76/pc 92/77/pc 92/78/pc Jacksonville 92/73/t 89/74/t 93/74/t Key West 91/83/pc 92/84/pc 92/83/pc Miami 92/78/t 93/79/pc 92/79/t Okeechobee 90/73/t 90/73/t 92/73/t Orlando 89/74/t 89/74/t 92/74/t Pembroke Pines 92/78/t 93/78/pc 93/78/t St. Augustine 91/74/t 90/75/t 94/76/t St. Petersburg 89/77/t 90/78/pc 91/77/pc Sarasota 91/78/t 92/78/pc 93/77/pc Tallahassee 93/74/t 93/73/pc 93/74/t Tampa 88/78/t 89/79/pc 91/78/pc W. Palm Bch 92/76/t 91/77/t 92/77/t Winter Haven 88/75/t 90/75/t 93/74/t Acapulco 90/79/t 90/78/t 89/79/t Athens 98/77/s 96/74/s 93/75/s Beirut 88/77/s 87/78/s 88/79/s Berlin 71/55/sh 68/52/sh 69/56/pc Bermuda 84/76/sh 83/73/t 83/72/pc Calgary 75/55/t 74/57/t 74/55/c Dublin 63/50/pc 65/52/c 62/49/pc Edmonton 82/56/pc 76/53/t 77/48/pc Freeport 89/78/t 89/81/pc 90/78/pc Geneva 64/47/r 67/46/t 72/53/pc Havana 91/73/pc 92/73/pc 91/73/pc Hong Kong 91/83/t 91/83/pc 90/83/c Jerusalem 85/65/s 82/64/s 83/66/s Johannesburg 73/47/s 65/44/pc 63/43/pc Kiev 85/59/t 78/57/t 74/55/t London 70/53/pc 72/57/pc 70/54/sh Montreal 61/54/c 70/59/sh 72/55/pc Moscow 75/54/pc 75/55/pc 75/54/pc Nice 82/65/s 77/65/pc 78/64/s Ottawa 63/50/c 73/56/pc 73/50/pc Quebec 62/50/sh 69/53/sh 71/50/t Rio de Janeiro 72/66/pc 75/66/pc 76/67/sh Seoul 85/67/pc 86/70/pc 84/69/r Singapore 85/77/t 86/77/t 87/77/t Sydney 64/48/pc 64/53/r 64/48/r Toronto 72/54/pc 76/62/t 76/56/pc Vancouver 70/60/c 72/60/c 75/59/pc Vienna 73/56/pc 68/54/t 72/54/pc Warsaw 73/56/pc 67/54/t 68/55/pc Winnipeg 87/61/t 79/56/s 79/62/pc Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. After several days of ooding rain across the Great Lakes and Northeast, conditions will improve today as the potent system responsible for the recent active weather departs. Cool air will settle in behind it across the region with spotty showers. Plenty of sunshine will be found across the Upper Midwest, Plains and Southeast as high pressure rules. Showers and storms will occur across Florida, however. In the West, a rather active day is expected, especially across the Northwest. National Forecast for August 15 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Clouds and sun today with a shower or thunderstorm around. Partly cloudy tonight. Partly sunny tomorrow with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later. Sunday: an afternoon thunderstorm or two. Lightning ignited the huge sundance re in northern Idaho on Aug. 15, 1967. The re consumed 56,000 acres of timber. The heat created whirlwinds that ung trees like matchsticks. A shower or thunderstorm around today. Winds west 4-8 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 75%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull Aug 17Aug 25Sept 2Sept 8 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 92/73 87/72 87/73 88/74 89/74 88/75 88/78 89/79 89/77 91/78 90/76 90/78 90/73 92/76 92/80 92/78 93/74 89/74 88/73 91/75 92/75 91/75 92/75 92/75 91/74 91/83 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. 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