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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192750 Football season kicks off tonightA7New grand jury combines Doty suspects indictmentsA2 VOL. 95 NO. 100 Cool in the morning and mostly sunny High 94 Low 75 Details on B10Classi eds ................... B7 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Healty Living ................ B3 Obituaries .................. A6 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Puzzles ........................ B2 Religion ....................... B4 Sports on TV ............... A9 Viewpoints ................... A5 Friday-Saturday, August 29-30, 2014 Wash your hands: Kids can have up to 8 colds a year B3 An Edition of the Sun newssun thenewssun BY CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING Cora Schwingel is the rst person to say she was not a part of the original handful of people who brought Alzheimers day care center Change of Pace to life. Those individuals included Joanne Daggett, Charlie Stroup and Bob Walters. What she is, however, is the leader who took the edgeling facility and turned it into a quality service in support of caregivers. It just celebrated its second anniversary. Cora is a phenomenal leader as the administrator of Change of Pace Adult Day Center. Her passion to help caregivers and care recipients is near and dear to her heart. She makes sure that each of her clients at the center is treated with the utmost respect A caretakers caretaker Katara Simmons/News-SunCora Schwingel is the administrator of Change of Pace Adult Day Center in Sebring, guiding the center from its start-up stage into a thriving place where caretakers can get a break. Katara Simmons/News-SunChange of Pace Adult Day Center client Penny Litt enjoys making words from Scrabble tiles at the center in Sebring. UNSUNG HEROES Schwingel has made Change of Pace into haven for Alzheimers victims BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Voters trying to reach the polls at Precinct 15 Tuesday may have been held up on Hammock Road by back-toback wrecks. Mark Schrader, chief deputy for the Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce, said neither of the wrecks had injuries although one driver was taken out his vehicle on a backboard and BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER LAKE WALES NEWS LAKE WALES The Lake Wales Bethel Baptist Church congregation voted unanimously Sunday to lease 3.2 acres to GrowHealthy LLC Holdings for medical marijuana production. The medical variety is what is called Charlottes Web, or marijuana without the highproducing chemical THC. The church property abuts the former Sealy Mattress factory on West State Road 60 that will be the scene of medical marijuana production. They (GrowHealthy) had to lease the acres in order to meet compliance to cover not being within a 1,000 feet of a church, according to Polk County ordinance, said Pastor Marshal Kirchik of Bethel Baptist. The Bethel Church BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING Created more than three decades ago, the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency has provided tens of thousands of dollars to help businesses, especially in the core area of the City on the Circle. However, for at least the past decade, it has been the residential sector that has carried the burden of funding, Highlands County Property Appraiser Raymond McIntyre said during the monthly Whats Up Downtown meeting for local merchants Monday night. It was something I had not seen until they asked me to come speak and I started getting all the data together and making these graphs, he said. The trend began in 2003 and has continued since then. It was called the housing boom, and thats what it was. It was focused on Home taxes carrying Sebring CRA McINTYRE SEE CRA | A6SEE HERO | A4Medical marijuana production plant slated for Lake Wales BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER SEBRING The eld of eight school board candidates was pared down to four in Tuesdays primary election and voters also decided to keep the one-cent infrastructure sales tax around until 2034. In District 1, incumbent Ronnie Jackson got 44.08 percent of the vote (4,285) and Charlene Edwards got 3,566 (36.68). Al Joe Hinson got 19.26 percent. The District 5 race is down to Jill Compton (33.5 percent, 3,488 votes) and Clinton Culverhouse County sales tax lives onSchool board races head to November runo sWrecks hold up voter trafficSEE VOTE | A6SEE WRECKS | A6SEE POT | A6 BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER AVON PARK The Avon Park Air Force Assumption of Command ceremony Thursday afternoon welcomed a new face to the ranks of Detachment 1, 23rd Fighter Group Flying Tigers that of Lt. Col. Kevin Keller Beeker. He was introduced by the commander of the 23rd Fighter Group, Derek Oaks, who said it was important to uphold the legacy of the base as well as increase the ability to train soldiers. Beeker, born in 1974 and now married with four children, has a career in the Air Force dating back to 1996. Some of his notable accomplishments thus far include ying operationally in the A/OA-10 during Operation Southern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom, providing liaison assistance as the Joint Close Air Support Integration Of cer, where he instructed and evaluated special operations Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, and leading the Range gets new commander Katara Simmons/News-SunLt. Col. Kevin Beeker assumes command Thursday afternoon for the Detachment 1, 23d Fighter Group at the Avon Park Air Force Range in Avon Park.SEE RANGE | A6 NftiiG f te e,Q 41w wU FI NIU NI 'U. T N Q RS. D,/ !. E. T.F E L I E I A f 15 D, A RT A GE,' O.F..' A/ N A DW. E E; DW. SO D TA.D I N ,Jli


A2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, August 29, 2014 rfntr btn rr rr nrrn nfnrnn rnn n trf frfnn rnrr fnnrn nnrfnfn nfnn nrn nn nnnnrnnn rnr nnnf nnnt 3079905 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. 27 4-10-13-40-41-49 X-2 Next Jackpot: $20 million PP OWERBALLWednesday, Aug. 27 17-24-26-45-46 PB-19 X-3 Next Jackpot: $90 million LL U cC KY MM O NEYTuesday, Aug. 26 24-41-44-47 PB-8 Next Jackpot: $900,000 MM EGA MM ILLION sS Tuesday, Aug. 16 29-31-51-60-64 PB-1 X-5 Next Jackpot: $20 million CASH 3 Monday, Aug. 25 Day: 2-1-3 Night: 0-5-5 Tuesday, Aug. 26 Day: 6-8-9 Night: 1-8-5 Wednesday, Aug. 27 Day: 0-6-0 Night: 6-2-6 PP LAY 4Monday, Aug. 25 Day: 2-2-3-8 Night: 9-2-1-8 Tuesday, Aug. 26 Day: 0-8-5-4 Night: 5-8-3-9 Wednesday, Aug. 27 Day: 6-7-9-8 Night: 5-6-6-4 FF ANTA sS Y 5 Monday, Aug. 25 8-15-18-22-33 Tuesday, Aug. 26 5-24-27-28-31 Wednesday, Aug. 27 3-5-20-24-28 PP izza Hut diners c an help boost S TRTR 8 UPU P All Pizza Hut locations in Highlands C ounty will donate 20 percent of Saturdays proceeds to Lake Placid youth ministry STR8 UP. The offer applies to dine-in, carryout, delivery and online orders. Be sure to mention youth for the donation to be generated. MM onday NN ig ht of PP ro phecy setSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Church of the Way at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive in Sebring will present the monthly Monday night prophesy at Homers Restaurant at 6:30 pm on Monday. You may come early and treat yourself to a meal beforehand if you wish.Cornerstone seeks volunteersSEBRING Volunteers have been the heartbeat of Cornerstone Hospice since 1984, when the not-for-prot community organization was for med to car e for Central Florida families experiencing lifelimiting illnesses B ut theres so much to do, from pet sitting, to ofce work, to staffing fundraising events, to assisting patients and their families Cornerstone Hospice covers seven Central Florida counties and assist more than 6,000 people If youd like to help Cornerstone Hospice in Highlands County by continuing to serve the communi ty and experience the satisfaction that comes fr om giving consider attending the volunteer training on Wednesday, S ept. 24, fr om 8:30 a.m to 5 / p .m. at the Cornerstone Sebring Ofce 209 N. Ridgewood Drive Suite 3. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Pre-register by con tacting Lisa Gray, volunteer manager, at 352-742-6806 or tollfr ee 888-728-6234Habitat for Humanity offering ramps for veteransSEBRING Highlands County Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a grant from The H ome D epot Foundation through its Community Impact Grants Program to build handicapped ramps for local dis abled veterans. H abitat is accepting applications for local disabled veterans who are in need of safe accessibility in and out of their home A pplicants must live in Avon Park, Lake Placid, or Sebring. Eligibility is dened as a resident living in a home in Highlands County, who has served in the U.S. mili tary. Furthermore, applicants must have receiv ed an honor able or general discharge and are either wounded warr iors or disabled veterans and are of low to moderate income. Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications through Sept. 15. Additionally, Highlands County Habitat for Humanity is seeking commu nity volunteers who wish to par ticipate in the construction of the ramps. Please contact Sarah Pallone, Monday through Friday, at 863-385-7156. AMVETAMVET S to h ost karaokeSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with Lora Patton from 6-9 / p .m. Saturday, Aug. 30. SNAPs S HOTs S LO cC A lL NEWS BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER LAKE PLACID Two watches stolen from a local woman were re turned to her Wednesday after members of the public r esponded to a call from law enforcement. T o me, its important when the community comes together to solve crimes like this, said Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler. Getting Rolex watches back like this is almost unheard of. There is a lot of care throughout this county as a whole. Fansler said he re ceived calls from people as far away as Avon P ar k after hearing about the theft and sale of two watches in Lake Placid. The fact that we could do this for them was a great reward in it self, he said. P olice had arr ested Nancy Lee Wilkes, 34, of Lake Placid on two counts of grand theft with an enhanced charge because the victim is over age 65 and two counts of dealing in stolen prop erty after she allegedly stole two R olex watches while wor king for the victim as an in-home car egiver. Wilkes then sold those watches to a pawn shop in Sebring, which had already sold them to buyers by the time the theft was re ported. The watches mutual gifts between the victim and her late husband, had high sentimental value, and police asked anyone who had pur chased a Rolex within the last year to check the ser ial numbers and contact Fansler. Thank you to all who were assisting us in searching for these watches, Fansler said. Several people were constantly scanning Craigslist and other selling sites as well as social media. It is great when a community comes to gether to try and help.Cherished watches returned to theft victim BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING A grand jury on Tuesday amended separate indictments against the men accused of killing Aar on Doty into one indictment, increasing their chances of being tried together. Kenneth Felipe Jr., 24, and Jonathan Ray Rodriguez, 21, stand charged separately with rst-degree mur der, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence in con nection Doty being beaten to death after an all-night par ty in June 2012, and set on re shortly afterward. According to the Dis trict 10 Medical Examiners report released that S eptember Doty was still alive when he was set on re. Ofcials at the State Attorneys Ofce in Sebring said Thurs day the grand jury that handed do wn indictments against the men ended its ter m at 12 / a.m. that mor ning. Prosecutors, who convene grand juries, had planned to seating a new grand jury, and just happened to have an immediate request. Assistant State Attor ney Steve Houchin has said that he had hoped to star t the trial this summer, but is now shooting for a trial in January of 2015. Its now defense at torneys to pursue separate trials, Houchin said. The case stems fr om an altercation that turned deadly. Felipe and Rodriguez were acquainted with Doty, who stopped at their home, 5504 Granada Blvd., and had been drinking through the night of June 9, 2012. Sometime between 5-6 / a.m. the next morning, Rodriguez and Felipe confronted Doty, about causing problems at the par ty and asked him to leav e according to ar rest afdavits. The two attacked Doty reports said. After Doty fell to the oor, unconscious, they continued to hit him, reports said. Others pulled Rodriguez and Felipe away but the two then dragged the unconscious Doty by his feet and laid him outside the home reports said. Two juveniles, 17 and 16, unnamed because they are minors tried to revive Doty who was br eathing hard, moaning, and mo ving his head slowly.Second grand jury amends Doty indictments FELIPE J. ROD rR IGUEZAccused killers likely to be tried together


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They hav e to take care of themselves, Schwingel said, especially if the caregiver is elderly too Married couples taking care of a parent often dont see the toll the constant responsibility takes Or the w ear on ones nerves answer ing the same question o v er and over again. Caregivers need time for themselves to recharge batteries, visit friends or get lifes other necessities taken care of. O ne of the pr imary problems is caretaker denial. Theyll say Hes not as bad as all that, Schwingel said. It is a sad, ugly disease. You lose the person, but still have the body. You have to learn how to talk to a Alzheimers patient. They live in their own world. Do not try to drag them into this one. If youve met one Alzheimers patient, youve met one Al zheimers patient. N one of them ar e the same. The stages of the disease are erratic, and people are different some are gr ump y, others happy; some eat like a bird, others eat everything in sight. Charlie Stroup, one of the founders, says Schwingel has a gentle approach and is not afr aid to talk to anyone. She listens between the lines with tremendous compassion. An Alzheimers patient s world is so not like ours, with a whole new language. Cora teaches the staff (most volunteers) how to enter that world. For her tireless ef forts to meet a crucial community need 5,000 is a lo w estimate of Alzheimer s patients in H ighlands County and the care she takes in her duties, we thank Cora Schwingel and name her Unsung Hero for August 2014. HERO FROM PAGE A A 1 Katara Simmons/News-SunMary Magnuson of Sebring meets with Administrator Cora Schwingel of Change of Pace Adult Day Center on Thursday morning about dealing with her husbands dementia and her sons recent Alzheimers diagnosis. Magnuson attends support groups and educational workshops at Change of Pace in Sebring. BY LARR YY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER SEBRING A man was arrested Tuesday morning for alleged ly assaulting a sheriffs deputy and r esisting arrest following a do mestic violence call. The incident began when a sheriffs deputy was called to the scene of a domestic dispute that had tur ned violent. The deputy located the victim, who was cry ing and complaining of pain in her face and legs , an arrest report said. The victim stated her boyfriend of one year, Thomas Gillman, had hit her during an ar gument. Gillman had ed the scene befor e the deputy arrived. Two hours later, Gillman was reported to be back at the scene banging on the doors and windows. Gillman was arrested shortly after when the deputy saw a vehicle matching the descrip tion given near the Lakeshor e M all parking lot. G illman, after being placed in hand cuffs and put into the back of the deputy s car, allegedly slid the handcuffs under his feet so his hands were in front of him again, jumped out of the car and struck the deputy, hitting him in the face and stomach. The deputy restrained Gillman, who then allegedly spat a mixture of blood and spit into the deputys face, according to the arrest report. Gillman also alleg edly threatened to kill the deputy once he was r estrained and back in the car. Gillman is facing a misdemeanor domestic violence battery charge and felony charges of battery on an ofcer r esisting an ofce with violence and escape. at 863-385-6155, Ext. Sebring man arrested for battering girlfriend, deputy BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING A man allegedly stole equipment and damaged sev er al items belonging to the Highlands C ounty S heriffs Ofce early Tuesday morning, including a trailer hitch. I sr ael Almeida-Lezcano, 36, of 14721 Ar buckle Creek Road in S ebr ing, stands accused of burglary, felony criminal mischief and two counts of petit theft. Arr est r eports state that between 1:501:57 / a.m. Tuesday, Almeida-Lezcano walked onto the S her iffs Ofce property at 434 F er nleaf Ave. in Sebring and took a Reese hitch with a 2-inch ball fr om a 2004 Jeep Liber ty owned by a member of the agency Almeida-Le zcano also allegedly removed a garbage can, valued at $10, and then damaged an electrical box, par t of the main building, par t of the sidewalk slab and the door fr ame to the pur chasing department building. P r operty damage was estimated at more than $1,000. Almeida-Lezcano made a statement, tr anslated b y a Sebring police ofcer, that he was running away from someone at the time. Other parts of his statement were redact ed from arrest reports. The deputy wr iting the report said he did not see anyone after Almeida-Lezcano.Truck hitch stolen from sheriffs parking lot BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING A scufe with a loss-prevention employee got an Avon Park man charged with battery along with grand theft in a foiled shoplifting attempt. Javier La Salle Vilch es, 38, of 2725 Nautilus D r ive in Avon Park reportedly got into a ght with a loss pr ev ention ofcer for Walmart in Sebring while attempting to escape. The ght ended when a law enfor cement ofcer stepped in betw een them. Arr est reports state that at 6:12 / p .m. Tuesday, Vilches walked out of the stor e s garden entrance with $344.50 in merchandise without paying for it. A loss prev ention ofcer stopped Vilches in the par king lot and walked him back to the loss prevention ofce, leaving him with an assistant manager while going to call police H owever, the loss prevention ofcer had left the ofce door slightly ajar, and Vilches bolted, reports said, heading for the main exit. The loss pr evention ofcer said he tried to stop Vilches from eeing, but Vilches pushed him back, r epor ts said. They both then fell to the ground, ghting, until a Sebring police ofcer stepped in, identied himself, and took Vilches into custody.Scuffle adds battery charge to shoplifting arrest Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN za..'`-,--,NOWQ o eeIrUlflA 0 4141CIlaQLYIlNowServing the Community Since 1969"Do It For Your FamiLa eviewMemorial Gardens 854 Memorial Dr. s Avon Park, FL 33825863-385-4942 dwww.LakeviewMemorialGardens.comBlinds,4$of SebringVlage Fountan Plaza 1237 US 27 N. Sebring 1I 1863.314.9790FREE;in-homeestimates IMcn-Fri 9a-5p 1Sat by apptIor: Imill


www.newssun.comFriday, August 29, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEWY OO UR VIEWSThere is good news on the economic front as Floridas gener al revenue budget is ex pected to return to near p r e-recession numbers in the next two scal years. We believe that signals an opportunity to restore funds for education, con servation and to invest in bet ter mental health care. The economic outlook for Florida is bright, no matter who you talk to nowadays. Florida Tax Watch is predicting millions more in income next scal year. Even Gov. Rick Scott is touting the states scal good health. The governor was so condent in the states in come projections that he pr omised Thursday to increase education spend ing next year if elected to $7,176 per student. That number would eclipse the per-student spending in 2007-08, which was the alltime high in Florida. Of course, election-year promises should always be taken with a grain of salt. Scott has been under attack by opponents af ter he slashed $1.3 billion in education spending his rst y ear in ofce, 2011. He has slowly replenished funding for schools since then, but the money is still short of what is need ed to make Florida competitive on the national scene Scott s promise came as a response to Democrat Charlie Crist. Crist has hammered Scott on edu cation spending while de fending his own cuts to education his last year as governor when the states income took a nose dive. Crist has also promised to restore education spend ing if elected. With housing star ts picking up steam, reve nues should escalate over at least the next two to thr ee years according to projections by the state and Tax Watch. We think its time to reinvest. And, while the schools are a good start, there are other areas that have been neglected dur ing the recession that sor ely need a leg up During the recessions grip, the Legislature al lowed Florida Forever funds, which paid for pr eser vation of sensitive lands, to dry up. The money for environmen tal purchases came from documentar y stamp tax es on r eal estate. But, b y all accounts real es tate sales should soon be near ing lev els not seen since 2008. Floridians, upset with the raid on Florida Forev er funds, have sponsored Amendment 1 on the N ovember ballot. That amendment which re quires the Legislature to mo v e 33 percent of net doc-stamp taxes to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund should net $700 million or more for con servation projects next year and $1.3 billion o ver the next two decades its sponsors claim. We prefer to let the state solves its own problems without saddling us with another amendment. The Legislature should have the money to re store funding for sensi tive lands without this amendment. M ental health is anoth er ar ea where the state has fallen short of its r e sponsibilities. F lor ida ranks 49th in per-capita spending on mental health and it has allowed county jails and prisons to serve as hous ing for the mentally ill and homeless with men tal health issues. P r ograms touted as al ternatives after the clos ing of some of the states mental health hospitals have failed or lack fund ing. We would have the state r estore money for those programs and ex pand the number of beds for inpatient care With all these needs, we are pleased the econom ic outlook is so bright. W e expect lawmakers to make good use of the windfall.An editorial from the Lake Wales News. Glen Nickerson President JOIN TT HE C OO N vV ER S aA TI ONLetters 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 al lowed. Guest columns may be submitted once a month. All letters and guest columns are the opin ion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staf f. Submissions can be made via two meth ods: OO NLINEAt or email editor@newssun.comM aA IL/DROP OO F F2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, Fla., 33870Economic recovery should open door to restore fundingSeptember is Hunger Action Month. While hunger may be a serious condition for children and adults, it is particularly devastating for seniors. If seniors fail to consume the appropriate amount of nutrients, their bodies may become w eak or unstable and their minds may become fatigued. The combination of these two effects will signicantly increase the risk of a fall and other accidents. Malnutrition can affect the bodys immune system and leave seniors mor e vulner able to diseases or illnesses. USDA s MyPlate for Older Adults calls attention to the unique nutritional needs associated with advancing y ears It emphasizes nutrient-dense food choices and uid balance, including: Whole, enriched, and fortied grains and cereals Bright-colored vegetables Deep-colored fruit Low-fat and non-fat dairy products Beans, nuts, sh, poultry, lean meat and eggs Liquid vegetable oils and soft spreads low in saturated and trans fat Fluid intake and foods with high wa ter content (lettuce, vegetable juice, soups) S igns of senior malnutr ition may include sudden weight gain or loss, bruising, or dental difculties, sudden changes in taste, or a general disinterest in eating. F or seniors malnutrition means the potential for increased hospital stays, increased health complications, early entry into assisted living facilities or even pr ematur e death. Hunger Action Month is in September, but seniors go hungry all year. We cannot ght every factor affecting hunger, but we can start at home in Highlands County by creating awareness of the issue and helping family members notice the signs of senior hunger and malnutrition.Gail Bagley is director of education al programs for Comfort Keepers, 708 S. Florida A ve. Lakeland, FL 33801Senior hunger is very real GUEST COLUMNGail Bagley TT ha nks for election workersOn Tuesday, I had the distinct privilege to be the Clerk of Precinct 6 for the F lor ida primary election. I say I was privileged mainly because the the fantastic team of workers that I had assigned to my precinct. They worked as a well-prepared, friendly and efcient team for not only the en tire 12 hours we were open, but also the setup time on M onday ev ening, the early arrival to prepare the precinct and the closing down at the end of the day. I say thank you to Angie Green, Connie Hodge, Terry Byng, Rose-Mary Pinto, Shirley Kabet, Marilyn Blair and Helen Bagnell. I look forward to us being teamed-up again for the November gener al election.AL aA N KENTSebring 'atlly 'I,YS'Lit-: ....r../a.j._'wc='',:mow--.7'1`_.`+-+~4.^"' mow: Y"`+..OilMyouNP" *AlWW.CFaoU sWAsiEDf WN4C FaDISWs1-WAsrE1y CCUIDBEMC BY2vgnNr,-z z M1R21U+JSCAC?fVUkNPQZO R.AglCFFjvr4/IM c................................................................................The DROP-IN-the-BUCKET CHALLENG ]-Mer/) r DEADLYDISEASES


A6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, August 29, 2014 GraveSideService 3067118 residential proper ties, he pointed out. I t also was a speculation boom the commer cial (pr oper ty value) did go up to a degr ee but not as much as the residential. The boom was fueled by people going out and buying homes backed to some degree by federal funding for loans. S ome of the houses became rental properties, while other investors took advantage of increasing pr oper ty values and ipped homes for a quick prot. Residential units were much easier to turn over than busi nesses, because investors had a commodity, he said. S ometimes its gold, sometimes its silver this time it was housing. M cIntyre said that while there is a lot of geographic area that is zoned as commer cial in the Sebring CRA distr ict, a lot of it is tax exempt, especially governmento wned pr operty, notfor-prot or fraternal organizations and church-owned land. Those are all exempt from paying taxes he said. By the same token, you have residential property along Lake Jackson and that brings in a lot of v alue . There were two no table spikes in residential value in the 2011 and 2012 scal y ears. McIntyre said those represented the construction of the Majestic Cove condominium complex. They came on the roll in 2011 and units in there were selling for, like, a half-million dollars. Then, they went into bankrupt cy and were sold. The v alue of those units now has dropped signicantly, he said E v en so, in the past two years residential properties have outpaced commercial taxable v aluation b y about $10 million. In addition to the tax-exempt proper ties, McIntyre noted that much of the commer cial pr oper ty in Sebring is older buildings that have had a lot of depr eciation o ver the years. As these businesses age there is a natu ral progression of depreciation and that takes its toll on the v alue, he said. Previously, Mc Intyre had reported that the real estate mar ket last y ear had increased by about 4 percent, but those gains had been offset by a decline in tangible personal proper ty revenues resulting in an o v erall decline in tax revenues by a bout a half of a per cent. CRA FROM PAGE A A 1WILL WARREN IIIIII Will Warren III, 67, of Lake Placid died Aug. 19, 2014. Born Aug. 29, 1946 in Havana, he served in the United States Army from 19691972, from which he was honorably discharged. Visitation will be from 5:30-7 / p.m. Friday Aug. 29 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 135 EA Smith Ave., Lake Plac id. Service will be at 1 1 / a.m. Saturday Aug. 30 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Swanns Mortuary in Sebring is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES (25.26 percent, 2,628). Tres Stephenson (17.16 percent, 1,786), Trevor Murphy (13.89 per cent, 1,445) and Pep H utchinson (10.17 percent, 1,058) were knocked out of the race. The two seats will be decided in the Nov. 4 general election. The one-cent sales tax got a healthy OK from Highlands Coun ty voters and will live on until 2034. The measure passed with 57.23 percent voting for the tax and 4,414 against (57.23 to 42.77). V oter turnout was low at 18.2 percent. A pair of accidents just after 5 / p .m. on Ham mock Road hampered some v oters tr ying to get to Precinct 16 at Bible Fellowship Church, but the r oad was completely closed for less than half an hour accor ding to reports. E lections super visor Penny Ogg called the pr imary pretty uneventful, and expressed regret that ve pr ecincts had some trouble getting their results in due to faulty equipment. Instead, they had to bring the results in person. Which is perfect ly ne, Ogg said, but with the equipment wor king, the results get to us almost instantaneously. F or N ovembers election, Ogg said her goal is simple get mor e people to vote, something the candidates would like to see too I thought the turnout was low, but really it was about average for a pr imar y election, Jackson said. I was a bit disappointed, but not surprised. I didn t take in as much in Avon Park as what I usually get. Jackson said he planed to take Labor Day weekend off, then get back on the cam paign trail with more signs mor e campaign literature handouts, more speaking at functions and most of all, tr ying to get out and meet people face to face. Edwards said she plans to continue meeting voters. One of my goals while speaking to people is to increase awareness of the im portance of engaging parents and families early in their childs education, she said. While working with Head Start as well as other early childhood programs, I know par ents want to be involved in their childs education, ho w ever they are not always sur e what that inv olvement should look like. I n D istrict 5, Compton expressed gratitude for the votes she r eceiv ed and plans to keep doing the same thing Ive been doing: campaign, campaign, campaign. I want to keep volunteering in schools and around the community while also campaigning. Culverhouse said he was truly humbled and blessed to have the supporters behind me. He also said he planned to campaign even harder for the Nov. 4 runoff. I want to amp things up a few notch es, he said. I want to get out ther e and meet people. A lot of this is new to me. at 863-385-6155, Ext. VOTE FROM PAGE A A 1witness reports stated the wrecks only blocked w estbound trafc on the two-lane artery for approximately 20 minutes. S till, with no alter nate r outes to the polling place at Bible Fellowship Church at 3750 H ammock R oad, voters would have had to hav e waited (as sev eral did) or traveled back to U.S. 27, reached State Road 66 most likely by Sparta Road and approached from the west by County Road 635. A few people went to the elections ofce to cast their ballots af ter calling to complain about not being able to get to their pr ecinct, election ofcials reported Tuesday night. C ounty E ngineer Ramon Gavarrete said the county doesn t have alternative routes right no w and a move 10 years ago to extend a north-south corridor out of CR 635 was sty mied by inability to get r ight of way fr om Highlands Hammock State P ar k or adjacent Golf Hammock residents. Schrader said Tues days wrecks were dr iv er error: Motor ists waiting to turn left w er e hit from behind or passed by other drivers, who were careless or inattentive. G av arrete said hes been monitoring Hammock Road and South H er on Street, a relatively busy intersection on the two-lane collector road, for some time E ventually it will need right and left turn lanes, he said, but crash data doesnt support doing that now. Ther e hav e been two wrecks in the last 12 months, not counting Tuesdays wreck. A turn lane can cost from $130,000$150,000 to install, de pending on the contractor and whether or not r ight and left turn lanes are installed at the same time, Gavarrete said. An added factor is how much r igh of way the county might hav e to buy to expand a r oad for tur n lanes. Trafc on Hammock Road between U.S. 27 and Lakewood Road location of High lands County YMCA is 10,547 av er age daily trips on the road, said Keith Baker, project manager with Highlands County Engineering. Between Lakewood and H er on, that number dr ops to 7,498 daily tr ips he said. W rR E cC KS FROM PAGE A A 1congregation consists of about 15 members many inrm and unable to attend church, Pastor Kir chik said. The vote taken Sunday was b y eight members attending the meeting. The lease with Grow Healthy is for $6,000 a year for $500 a month for ve years, Pastor Kirchik said. The church has no plans for the money. GrowHealthy is a group of busi ness men and law enforcement ofcials who have hired a grow master, a U niv ersity of Central Florida graduate, for their marijuana production at the plant, which has been closed for nearly 12 y ears said Craig Roberts, GrowHealthy spokesman. Darrin Potter, UCF graduate, and grow master, is originally from Flor ida, arriving Sept. 1 from Colorado wher e he wor ked in the marijuana industry. He will oversee the grow ing and management of the plant, said Don Cliffor d, G rowHealthy CEO. P OTOT FROM PAGE A A 1 Katara Simmons/News-SunAmy Jackson of Avon Park campaigns for her husband, Ronnie Jackson, on Tuesday around noon, while Peg Stephenson of Sebring campaigns for her son, Tres Stephenso,n outside of Bible Fellowship Church in Sebring. Jackson is running for reelection for the Highlands County School Board District 1; Stephenson was running for the Highlands County School Board District 5.Combat Targets division at U.S. Cyber C ommand. O n stage Tuesday, Beeker could hardly keep the smile from his face as he told the audience ho w honored he was to be ther e Beeker spoke of how the base needed to maintain a sense of integrity in its mission of training war riors to ght for the countr y He said the true test of this would be when we can look ourselves in the mir ror and know weve done our best job We have to be true to one another and to the community, Beeker said. I seek to build on relationships already established. I want to develop trust so we can accomplish our mission. Beeker said he wanted to bring ad vanced and realistic tr aining methods to soldiers training at the base. Im the military face of the organization, Beeker said. N ot too many people are in uniforms any more at the Avon Park B ombing R ange. Because of this, Beeker is ready to tackle his new position and take charge. B eeker s parents, Emmet and Gilber ta Beeker, were over owing with pride for their son. E mmet, a former pilot himself who visited Avon P ar ks bombing range in the late 1970s and early s to train, said his son had far surpassed anything Emmet himself had done in the Air Force. Gilberta said her son is a man of integrity. I m sure hell work hard for the people here, she said. This is his desire, to do good for this area. at 863-385-6155, Ext. R aA NGE FROM PAGE A A 1 Katara Simmons/News-SunEmmet Beeker entertains his grandson Nathaniel Beeker during the Change of Command Ceremony at the Avon Park Air Force Range. Emmets son Lt. Col. Kevin Beeker assumed command Thursday. The Leas[ ExpensiveI-uneral I Ionic in folkCounty is ollcrinu thesame -,real services inHighlands County Too!'.Full Service BurialIncludes::-\11 Services.Casket & VaultPay X our RespectsNot 'our I.i1c Sup ingsCrematorti on premises.Phone 24 flours Daik(863) 669-1617w.caskctstore.nct2000 East I.dgevvood Or.Lakeland. Florida


www.newssun.comFriday, August 29, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A7 About 26 years ago, I was offered the position of vice president of sales and mar keting with a company headquartered in Boca Raton. A t the time I was still living in Stow, Ohio with my family. My son, Chris, still had a couple more years of high school, so I accepted the job knowing I wouldnt be able to move my fami ly until he graduated a y ear or so later The company I worked for owned and managed several senior living communities and they were kind enough to pr ovide me an apar tment while in F lor ida. Id work two or three weeks in a row and then y home for a few days not an ideal situation, but we managed. D ur ing that time, I had my rst exposure to Florida bass shing in Lake Okeechobee, where I nally achieved a life-long goal of catching my rst 10-pound bass. With weekends off, I spent the majority of my time in my Skeeter bass boat shing this awesome shery. Even though I had spent years dream ing about shing Lake O keechobee it was still an hours drive from Boca, which limited me to only shing ther e on w eekends. During the work week, with the days running long, Id load up my gear and drive a couple miles to sh the canals from Boca Raton south to Ft. Lauderdale. In those days, few people shed the ca nals, and they were loaded with lar gemouth bass M ost of the canals were less than 50 feet across with an average depth of 6 feet, so shing them was relatively easy. M any times I caught 40 to 50 bass in less than four hours. The shing was phenomenal and then one day I caught a str angelooking bass with v er tical stripes and an ey e on its tail. Since I had raised cichlids for many years in aquariums, I knew it was in the cichlid family. It wasnt that big, maybe 2 pounds, but it struck my lure with incred ible, savage force and fought mor e like a smallmouth bass than a largemouth. Unknown to me at the time, Florida sheries scientists introduced the buttery peacock bass to S outh Florida waters in 1984. Initially, the introduction of the peacock bass was to keep the booming populations of other non-native species such as oscars cichlids and tilapia in check. Little did they kno w at the time that this new species of game sh would eventually provide bass-shermen with an added bonus Or iginally from the Amazon River Basin in South America, the buttery peacock is marked with rich col ors, three black vertical bars and an eye near the caudal n. The FW C believ ed they could survive in the warmer waters offered in the canal system due to the Biscayne Aquifer that lies a few feet belo w the ground, maintaining water temperatures that seldom fall below 65 degrees. Since the butter y peacock bass cannot survive in water temper atur es of 60 degrees or less, they knew the sh could not spread too far north without experi encing the cooler waters during the winter months B ut according to a recent article in the Florida Sportsman magazine, South Flor idas feisty buttery bass is doing extr emely w ell in the miles of canal systems as w ell as Lake Osborne and Lake Ida. Unlike largemouth bass, the peacock bass spawns almost yearSPORTsS FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonPeacock bass Courtesy photoThe Peacock Bass is marked by its three vertical stripes and eye on the tail.SEE BASS | A9 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR LAKE PLACID The Lady Dragons had little time to relish their season-opening win over H ar dee Monday before duking it out with D eS oto Tuesday night. And while things started out strong, the visiting Bulldogs wound up taking the match by a 3-1 count. In an intense opener, the two squads battled early before DeSoto created a little breathing room with a 15-11 lead. B ut then the Lady Dragons took off behind the serving of D ani D aigle to the tune of a 12-point run. Daigle would serve up four aces, Maddie Wilson had a kill, Sar ah Morris a block and Lady Dragons downed by DeSoto Linette Wells/News-SunRachel Alejandro goes up for a kill attempt in Tuesdays match against DeSoto. SEE VB | A9 BY JAMES TA YY L OR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK The Avon Park Red Devils put on a show last w eek, beating Tenoroc 34-6 in their preseason Kickoff Classic. Tonight, they face a team in the Frostproof Bulldogs that they have lost to seven of the last eight years. The Red Devils beat the Bulldogs back in 2011, 7-6. In the seven games that Frostproof has won since 2006, they have outscored Avon Park, on average, 39-6 a game. Avon Park won back in 2005 by two points, 20-18 and in by a touchdown at 13-6. Most likely, the Red Devils will need to keep the game close and not allow Frost proof to jump out to a lar ge lead. This may be a tough task for the Devils, but one that Avon Park head coach Wade Jack son believes his football team is ready to take on. I hav e seen quite a bit of lm of them (Frostproof), said Jackson. They get af ter it, what can I say? W e will hav e to go out and play a good solid game defensively, stay in our assignments and tackle. They have a couple of players that can take it to the house at any time. With that, Jackson feels that the Devils Devils set to battle Bulldogs James Taylor/News-SunAvon Park assistant coach Bo Jackson watches as Darius Council throws the ball downeld during practice as the Devils prepare to open the regular season against Frostproof tonight.SEE AP | A9 BY DAVID DEGENARO NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING The Sebring Blue Streaks kick off the 2014 season tonight as they face Jupiter Christian at Firemens Field. U nfor tunately, the Streaks were unable to play their highly anticipated pre-season game again M ulberr y due to the weather. But the Sebring squad went back to work right away, not wasting any time in preparation for Jupiter Christian. We kept to our rou tine; we lost a little bit of our game experience with the rain out, but w e got back to business to prepare for our next opponent, said head coach LaV aar Scott. We are hungry for a game, and I believe we will be ready for Friday. D istr ict 7-2A Jupiter Christian went 5-4 last season. The Eagles have a rich history in win ning as they won back-to-back state championships in the Blue Streaks hungry for season openerSEE STR EE AKS | A9 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR LAKE PLACID After getting a glimpse of his team against the high-octane B rahmans of Okeechobee in last weeks preseason contest, Lake Placids new head coach J ason R obinson will see things back at a mor e manageable speed in tonight s r egular -season opener against Celebration. Theyre a much bigger school, he said of the Class 7A Stor m. But competitively they are more on our level, so it should be a good match-up for us to start the season. The Dragons have had the better of Cele bration since they rst met in 2005. I n the eight pr ior con-Time to kick things offGreen Dragons start with home game vs. Storm Dan Hoehne/News-SunThe Green Dragons kick o the regular season tonight at home against the Celebration Storm.SEE LP | A9 D y `` ..............................s f` 7_^ ..............................yrf4wI'l.


A8 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, August 29, 2014 Elks Golf outing cancelled SEBRING The Elks monthly golf outing scheduled for Monday, Sept. 1, has been cancelled. The next golf outing will be held on M onday, Oct. 6, at Golf H ammock. C ost is $28, which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize. To sign up, please call Don Amiott at 382-6994. Fall Softball Leagues The Highlands County Parks and Nat ural Resources Department announces that the 2014 Adult F all Leagues will star t the week of Monday, Sept. 22. Leagues will include Womens, Church and Recreational A and B and are open to all adults and youth 16 years and older. Registration and fees are due by Wednesday, Sept. 17. Fees are $360, plus $15 sanctioning fee for new teams. For any further in formation please call B ob K eefe at 863-3818284 or Dustin Ridenour at 381-8269. Lake P lacid AllS port Passes Lake Placid Lake Placid High School announced imme diate 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 individu al admission for each game F ootball Season tickets are now avail able for all regular 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. D evil Football tickets AVON PARK APHS Football season tick ets, reserved seats, par king passes and sponsorship opportunities are now available. M embership in the newly formed APHS Football Booster Club (the AP Touchdown Club) is available for as low as $30 for the season. Contact Jeanna at (863) 449-1672, Mela nie at (863) 449-1047 or email aptouchdo for mor e infor mation. Panther Volleyball seeks announcer AVON PARK South Florida State College is looking for an an nouncer for the 2014 home V olleyball 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 verbal en thusiasm. 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 Tourney 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. NU-HOP E F un Shoot LITHIA Attention all shooters, the NUHOPE Fun Shoot, pre sented by Mosaic, will be held on S atur day, Oct. 11, at FishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia. R egistr ation opens at 8:30 / a.m., with the competition beginning at 9 / a.m. Entr y fee is $75 per shooter and includes a great steak and shrimp lunch, sponsored by Lykes Bros. A war ds will be given to the top male, female, youth and team scor e Each team may have up to 4 shooters. Sponsorship oppor tunities are also available. This y ear the event also includes a 2-Gun rafe sponsored by Boom Booms Guns and Ammo. Guns to be raf ed include a Kel-Tec PMR -30 and a M ossberg Silver Reserve 12 G auge Ov er/Under Shotgun. Tickets for the gun rafe are $5 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds from this event will benet NUHOPE Elder Care Ser vices and be used to enhance ser vices for seniors. For more infor mation, please contact Laurie Murphy at (863) 382-2134 or via email at M urphyL@ You may also visit our website at www. nuhopeelder car for additional infor mation and a copy of the r egistr ation form. So come on out, have fun and help seniors to maintain their health and independence and to remain vital members of our community Green Dragon 5K LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Green Dragons Cross Country team is having their 4th An nual Green Dragon 5K R un/W alk on Satur day, Oct. 18, at 8 / a.m. Please visit the high schools webpage for an entry form and more information. The cost is $20 and includes a Dry-Fit shirt. All K-12 students are $10. All proceeds support this years team. todayTODAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL MLB TENNIS S aturdayATURDAY AUTO RACING BASKETBALL WORLD CUP BOXING COLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL mM LB TENNIS SS PORTS OO N TV SC ORE BOARD CC O mM ING UPUP High School Football Today Avon Park vs. Frostproof, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Celebration, 7 p.m.; Sebring vs. Jupiter Christian, 7:30 p.m. College Volle yball Today SFSC at Broward, 2 p.m.Major League BaseballAmerican LeagueEast W L Pct GB Baltimore 75 56 .573 New Y ork 69 62 .527 6 Toronto 67 66 .504 9 Tampa Ba y 65 68 .489 11 Boston 58 75 .436 18 Central W L Pct GB Kansas City 74 58 .561 Detroit 71 60 .542 2 Cleveland 67 64 .511 6 Chicago 60 72 .455 14 Minnesota 58 74 .439 16 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 79 53 .598 Oakland 78 54 .591 1 Seattle 72 60 .545 7 Houston 56 78 .418 24 Texas 52 80 .394 27 Wednesda ys Games Texas 12, Seattle 4 Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 1 Toronto 5, Boston 2 N.Y. Yankees 8, Detroit 4 Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1 Oakland 5, Houston 4 L.A. Angels 6, Miami 1 Thursdays Games N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, late Tampa Bay at Baltimore, late Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at Kansas City, late Texas at Houston, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Fridays Games Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 / p.m. N.Y. Y ankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 / p.m. Boston (Undecided) at Tampa Ba y (Archer 8-6), 7:10 / p.m. Cle veland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 / p.m. Detroit (V erlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 / p.m. T exas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 / p.m. Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (W eaver 14-7), 10:05 / p.m. W ashington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 / p.m.National LeagueEast W L Pct GB Washington 75 57 .568 Atlanta 69 64 .519 6 Miami 65 67 .492 10 New York 62 71 .466 13 Philadelphia 61 72 .459 14 Central W L Pct GB Milwauk ee 73 60 .549 St. Louis 71 61 .538 1 Pittsburgh 69 64 .519 4 Cincinnati 64 69 .481 9 Chicago 59 73 .447 13 W est W L Pct GB Los Angeles 76 58 .567 San Francisco 70 62 .530 5 San Diego 62 70 .470 13 Arizona 55 78 .414 20 Colorado 53 79 .402 22 Wednesda ys Games Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 1 Philadelphia 8, Washington 4 Atlanta 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 5 San Diego 3, Milwaukee 2, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 1 L.A. Angels 6, Miami 1 San Francisco 4, Colorado 2 Thursdays Games Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, late Colorado at San Francisco, late Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, late Fridays Games Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 / p.m. Philadelphia (D .Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 / p.m. Miami (K oehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 137), 7:35 / p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 / p.m. Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Coll menter 9-7), 9:40 / p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 / p.m. W ashington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 / p.m. Milw aukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 / p.m.WNBA Playoffs(x-if necessary) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-3) Eastern Conference Chicago 2, Atlanta 1 Indiana 2, Washington 0 Western Conference Phoenix 2, Los Angeles 0 Minnesota 2, San Antonio 0 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-3) Eastern Conference Indiana vs. Chicago Saturday: Chicago at Indiana, 7 / p.m. Monda y, Sept. 1: Indiana at Chicago, 4 / p.m. x-W ednesday, Sept. 3: Chicago at Indiana, 7 / p.m. W estern Conference Phoenix vs. Minnesota Friday: Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 / p.m. Sunda y: Phoenix at Minnesota, 3:30 / p.m. x-T uesday, Sept. 1: Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 / p.m.Major League SoccerEASTERN W L T Pts GF GA D.C. 13 8 4 43 40 30 Sporting Kansas City 12 7 6 42 36 26 Toronto FC 9 8 6 33 35 36 Columbus 8 8 9 33 35 32 New York 7 7 10 31 39 36 New England 9 12 3 30 31 36 Philadelphia 7 9 9 30 40 41 Chicago 4 6 14 26 31 37 Houston 7 13 4 25 25 45 Montreal 4 15 5 17 25 45 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Seattle 14 7 3 45 43 33 Los Angeles 12 5 7 43 45 27 FC Dallas 12 7 6 42 45 33 Real Salt Lake 11 5 9 42 39 30 Vancouver 7 5 12 33 33 31 Por tland 7 8 10 31 41 43 Colorado 8 11 6 30 37 39 San Jose 6 10 7 25 28 32 Chivas USA 6 12 6 24 21 37 NOTE: Three points for victory one point for tie. Wednesdays Games Los Angeles 4, D.C. United 1 Fridays Games Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 8 / p.m. Saturda ys Games Colorado at Seattle FC, 4 / p.m. Ne w England at Toronto FC, 5 / p.m. Columbus at Montreal, 7:30 / p.m. FC Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 / p.m. Real Salt Lak e at San Jose, 10:30 / p.m. P ortland at Vancouver, 10:30 / p.m. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTS Golf Hammock Last Monday, Aug. 25, the Mezza Group played an Individual Pro-Am Points event. In A group, Jack Br yan took rst place with +2 and Jim Gulick took second with +1. B group was won by Rich Ramazeti, Jr with a +11 (shooting 66!) and Mik e Anselm grabbed second place with +3. C group sa w Denis Shank take rst place with a +6, followed by a tie for second at +1 between Jan Nigh and Terry Yandle. In D group there was a threeway tie for rst place at -1 be tween John Robertson, Billy Parr, and T on y Frances. Joe Hyznys -1 was good enough for the win in E group, followed by Jack Carlton in second place with -2, and Dave Hankinson took third place with -4. Sam Spade won F group with a +3 while Rich Ramazetti, Sr. took second place with Even. G group was won by Karl Mellor at -1 and Bob Colandrea took second place with -2. Next Monday, Sept. 1, the Mezza Group will continue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 / a.m. Please ar rive by7:30 due to a big eld of players. For more information, call Pete at 382-1280 or 414-2110. Lake June West The Mens League took to the course on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The trio of Norm Grubbs, Neil Isett and John Ruffo got the win with a 39, while a match of cards was needed to determine second between a pair of 41s. Dick Thole, Jim Drake, Bruce Myers and Don Boultons 41 got the nod for second, with Dick Reaney, Chuck Colley, Bill Fowler and Art Maul settled for third. For closest to the pin, Dick Denhart hit to 20-feet, 1-inch from No. 4, Grubbs to 6-feet, 9-inches from No. 2 and Larry Heath to 5-feet, 6-inches from No. 8. A Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Aug. 21, with the team of Dick Denhart, Neil Isett, Joanne McGill and Barb Syden stricker carding a 53 for the win. Lar r y and Chris Heath teamed with Mike Rogers and Margaret Schultz to take second with a 57 and John and Gloria Huggett joined with Artie Maul and Char lotte Mathe w to nish third with a 58. In closest to the pin, Schultz hit to within 18-feet, 9-inches from No. 8, while John Huggett hit to 21-feet, 9-inches from No. 4 and 11-feet, 8-inches from No. 2. SpringLake On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the SpringLake Mens Golf Associa tion held a four man team competition in which only the three best balls (net of handicap) on each hole counted for score. F ive e venly matched teams played on the Panther Creek golf course under sunny and breezy conditions just right for golf. Ken Kirby, Edd Vowels, Ron Bro chu and a Blind won rst place with a net score of 201 strok es. This effor t was aided greatly by Mr. Vowels net 68. Second place went to the team of Bob Hinde, Vern Hoffman, Larry Miesner and Jim Foote, who were one stroke back at 202 strokes. Bill Lawens, Gene Hearn, Jay Payne and Ed Grifth came in third with 206 net strokes. Fourth went to Ed Thorsen, Leon Van, Ed Clay and John Schro eder, at 209 strokes, while fth w ent to Joe Austin, Rich Eastep, Charlie Keniston and Dan Porter, who scored 213 strokes. SNAPs S HOTs S GOLF Now matter how you read thenews, we've got you coveredIn print or online, the News-Sun NEWS V UNis your hometown news source


www.newssun.comFriday, August 29, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A9 DUMMY 2014; 4 x 10; Color; 3074486; 900; Service Directory round, peaking around May and June lay ing between 4,000 and 10,000 eggs dur ing a sevento 10-day period. B ut mor e importantly, they grow at an incredible rate, often exceeding 14 inches in their rst 18 months F or peacock bass, once theyve reached a couple of pounds, every new inch of length equals another pound in w eight. According to the ar ticle in the Florida S por tsman, many of these beautiful sh died off during the colder than normal winter of 2010, but with good conservation ef forts and three relatively warm winters since, the population of the peacock bass has r ebounded and is doing extr emely w ell. I never experienced what shermen today may nd while I lived in the Boca Raton area. Moving to Jupiter with my family in 1990, and then later to Avon Park, I didnt have the opportunity to sh the canals when the Pea cock bass really took off. Although I did catch a few of them, often in the same water and cover as largemouth, I never caught anything larger than a couple of pounds. But the few that I caught, struck my lure ferociously, and fought like 6or 7-pound bass. After reading this ar ticle, I may be tempted to dr iv e down to my old shing areas and give it another try. There are miles and miles of inter-connected canals, offering ideal shing opportunities from a boat as w ell as fr om shore.There are also many boat ramps scattered along the canals. P eacock bass ar e known for their aggressive strikes and will hit just about anything y ou throw at them. Small top-water lures, diving plugs and even large clouser-type ies will provide explo sive strikes and power ful battles. D ue to their br ight colors, sight-shing is the norm and often youll nd peacock bass in schools of v e to 30 sh, all more than willing to strike your choice of lures. So you might want to consider making a trip to South Florida to ex perience these exotic sh. Y ou can go to the FWC website (www. to get more information and a list of the canals in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade coun ties.Don Norton is a profession BASS FROM PAGE A A 7 Jacalyn Baldwin a block and kill to turn things around and take a 2315 lead. Baldwin would soon end the 25-18 win with a kill and would add four more in the sec ond set. The v eter an back line trio of Mary Grace Bates, Shannon Huber and Daigle also played strong to keep the Dragons within reach. But that wouldnt be enough as DeSo tos heavy hitting again pushed them ahead and wouldn t allow any big Dragon runs in taking a 25-19 win. Lake P lacid looked to get back on track ear ly in the third set with kills fr om Tamija Douglas and Maddie Wilson along with a dual block fr om Morris and Rachel Alejandro. D eS oto battled back to even things up at 9-9, and then went on an 8-1 run to start pulling away. The D r agons would close to within 23-21 behind three Baldwin kills, but the Bulldogs would eke out the nal two points for the win. As frustrating as those two losses may have been, the fourth set would take the frus tration to another level. Lake P lacid bolted out of the block to take a strong, 11-4 lead and kept the margin at seven with a 15-8 edge. B ut D eSoto crept back into it, narrowing the gap and catching the Dragons at 21, befor e scor ing four of the nal ve points for a 25-22 stunner. We should have had that one, but just couldnt nish, head coach Charlotte Baud er said. It was a disappointment. We beat them to 5, 10, 15 and 20, but let them come back in and snatch it from us. Baldwin would nish the night with a team-high 11 kills and R aveen Gobourne totaled 2 1/2 blocks. B ates anchor ed the back line with 27 digs, while Daigle added 12 digs to go with her four aces. Lake Placid looked to get back on track Thursday with a road match at Clewiston. VB FROM PAGE A A 7match up well against the Bulldogs if we go out and play our game and control the line of scrimmage, he said. Defensively we have to tackle. Offen sively, we have to be able to r un the ball like we can, eat time off the clock and shorten the game. Frostproof has a new coach this year in Shannon Benton. Despite that, Jackson noted that they still run a lot of the spread offense like they did before. He played there in high school and he was a great player, Jackson said. You see the discipline he has brought to that foot ball team and they are only going to go up in my opinion. When asked if there was a particular player that needed to step up, Jackson replied that he never really looks to one person. We need to play good as a team, he said. Everybody has got to do their job and if they do that, I am going to be happy. I am one of those be lievers that if you depend on one guy, you ar e not much of a football team. J ackson did r esolve one question in that Darius Council will be the starting quarter back and that there will be no quar terback by committee or rotation. H e is the No. 1 quarterback, he said. I just think that with what we do, Darius is best at what we are doing right now. That is not to say Warren (Buckner) cant play it, but he helps us in oth er areas. D arius is the leader on this team, he knows the offense and knows where everybody should be and that is why he is there. Avon Park will host Frostproof tonight at Joe Franza Stadium with a start time of 7:30 / p .m. AP FROM PAGE A A 7 The Blue Streaks hope to grab the Eagles by the tail in tonights season-opening contest against Jupiter Christian at Firemens Field.2007-08 seasons. Over the past ve years, however, Jupiter Christian has posted a 26-19 record, and saw a downward trend in wins over the last two seasons. Jupiter Christian lost in their preseason game against Suncoast High School by a score of 34-14. They are a very wellcoached team over there, and they arent going to make a lot of mistakes, Scott said. But I do feel con dent with the team this y ear and I think w e will be able to make some good things happen. Last season had its up and downs as the Blue Streaks went 6-4. Every year brings new possibilities and this year is no different as the Sebring squad is eager for the upcoming game. The battle between the Streaks and Jupi ter Christian Eagles will take place tonight, with the kickoff scheduled for 7:30 / p.m. STREAKS FROM PAGE A A 7 tests, the Dragons have won seven, losing 2520 in Last season, Lake Placid notched a 26-12 win in Dennis Thomas rst season at the helm for the Storm. A look at the num bers shows the Celebration isnt a team to take lightly as its r oster boasts 44 players to the Dragons 26. Depth is going to be a problem for us until we can build that up, Robinson said. But weve got the talent, we just need to clean up the little things and keep getting better. The defense showed ashes last week against the Brahmans, and while the offense wasnt clicking early, it began moving the ball as the game went on. Robinson is look ing for progress each w eek and tonight s game against Celebration will be a good test of the pr ogr ess made so far. Kickoff is set for 7 / p .m. at Scarborough Memorial Stadium. LP FROM PAGE A A 7 WHAT ABOUT YOUR...newspaper subscription?Call 863-385-6155 Today!Start having your morning cup of joe with a morning ll of local news, sports and events happening right in your hometown! -aww' newssunNEWS-SUNHighlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927


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L IVING BFriday, August 29, 2014 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesStylish finds for the school yearFashionable feetGet kids off on the right foot this school year with athletic footwear, apparel and accessories including backpacks from Kids Foot Locker, which carries the largest selection for children with brands like Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Converse, New Balance, New Era and more. Visit your area Kids Foot Locker store and to explore the hottest items for back-to-school, including the new Nike Lebron Zoom Soldier VIII, a versatile sneaker for any active child that is available in black and an array of colors.A bag for school basicsPencils, erasers, calculators and glue these are just a few of the things your little learner needs to carry with them while hopping from class to class. Help them keep everything in one place with a handy pen cil bag. With a variety of size, color and material options avail able, your student can nd the case that suits their academic needs. For a fun way to keep track of their items, look for canvas or heavy-duty fabric options that can be personalized with your childs name in their favorite font.Organized and accessorizedKeep those notes, papers and study materials in order with a quality, multi-pocket binder. Now available with features such as plastic strips that quickly lock notebooks and folders into the binder, as well as vertical compartments so important papers wont slip out these bind ers are new and improved from your childhood days. They also come in a variety of colors and patterns, so your child can customize this handy tool to their liking.Personalized and preparedFit those papers, tests and homework inside a special folder that reects your childs unique style. In their choice of trendy colors and pat terns, personalized folders allow kids to proudly showcase their name, stay organized and look chic all at the same time. Whether they like polka dots, stripes or chevron patterns, your child will have no problem locating their folder from all the others. FAMILY FEATURES F or many parents, the back to school season means running from store to store in search of everything the kids need for a successful academic year. Use this special guide, which includes everything from on-trend footwear to portable chargers that power devices, to outt your star pupils in style. Whether your child is in kindergarten or nishing up their high school career, these tech and fashion for ward products will be a hit in the classroom and beyond. Smart technology for successPower your studiesRadioShacks Slim Portable Power Bank is the lifesaver you didnt know you needed as you head back to class. These credit-card sized banks keep devices powered up when theres no out let available. They provide 3 hours, 11 hours or 17 hours of talk time and charge quickly from any USB port. Theyre great to throw in a backpack, as they maintain 95 percent of their charge for a month with an auto-off feature. Find yours at Ra dioShack and gets an upgradeTablets arent just for play anymore. From learning systems programmed with software created for young minds to educational apps that can be downloaded onto a standard device, tablets are bringing home classroom skills in an entertaining, engaging way. Let your kids learn their ABCs, brush up on writing skills, solve mathematical problems and create artwork all from these handheld devices. For the accessorizing youngster, many carrying cases and sleeve protectors serve up a splash of color for this powerful learning tool. Listen upWhether hearing their favorite music while walking to school or using their laptop for an online study tutorial, your scholar needs a set of qual ity earbuds to take it all in. Designed with lightweight and compact car rying in mind, earbuds have become an essential tool for most students. With styles that range from their favorite cartoon and video game char acters to bright neon colors, your child can nd the set that perfectly reects their back-to-school style.Start the day rightWhen it comes to getting everyone up and out the door in the morn ing, busy parents have enough on their minds. Give your child (and yourself) the gift of an alarm clock. For your young student, look for alarms that serve as a nightlight or those that play soothing sounds to lure them to sleep at night. Your middle school or teenage students will enjoy pastel or stainless steel clocks with a retro design and those that offer a smartphone dock to charge their important devices. illyrtt (41TOP OF THE CLASSTech and fashionmust-havesfor kids K-1240,radioshk


B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, August 29, 2014 Solution on B6PUZZLE CORNER DEAR ABBY: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. Common sense for the women is to use birth control, but why dont men step up to the plate and have a vasectomy? I had one years ago and it has worked well for me. I never hear it mentioned on talk shows or read it in any advice columns, including yours. Men of America, wake up! JOSEPH IN LAS VEGAS DEAR JOSEPH: Im sure the word vasectomy has been used in previous Dear Abby columns, but Im glad to remind my male readers. While I have never taken a poll on this subject, Ill hazard a guess or two about why men are reluctant to have them: One, they equate it with castration; two, they think at some point they might change their mind or their partner; and three, theyre afraid it will be painful. Drumroll: For any men out there who are worried that some tragedy might wipe out your family and you will have to start over, sperm can be banked for up to 20 years and used should the need arise. P.S. There are also more options open to women than the pill. These include IUDs and, if theyre sure they want to be finished with childbearing, tubal ligation. DEAR ABBY: I raised three kids in a normal household, putting them to bed between two sheets. Now my two younger ones no longer sleep between sheets, but wrapped up in a blanket on a sheetless mattress. One of them has children, and is passing the habit on to them. The only thing I can conclude is that its laziness, and Im wondering where I went wrong. Has anyone else encountered this? TAKEN ABACK IN MISSOURI DEAR TAKEN ABACK: People have varying sleep styles. If, when your children lived with you, you taught them to launder their sheets and make their beds, then you didnt go wrong. (One can only hope they wash those blankets regularly.) If possible, invite your grandchildren for sleepovers so they can experience how the other half lives. You would be doing them a favor because children cant learn what a parent hasnt taught them.Responsibility for birth control falls on both men and women 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 www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. LOS ANGELES Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldsons The November Man, playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-whoknew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), giving Brosnan the opportunity to prove his cool remains intact, sans tux and gadgets. November Man wont do anything like Bonds box office, but will satisfy the actors fans and moviegoers biding their time until the next top-shelf le Carre-style thriller. Here, Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux, who in his day was known for his unwillingness to form personal attachments that could compromise his duties. Like all spies, though, he had his secrets: When the woman he once loved (and who secretly bore him a daughter) dies while spying in Moscow, he becomes the enemy of her killer his old protege David Mason (Luke Bracey), whose bosses at Langley ordered the hit lest she be captured by the Russians. Make that one Russian in particular: Corrupt former general Arkady Federov (Lazar Ristovski), who is on track to be the next Russian president and wants to erase anyone who knows about the atrocities he committed in the Second Chechen War. Devereauxs ex was one of those secret-holders, and in following her leads, he winds up saving Alice Fournier (Olga Kurylenko) from Federovs top assassin. (Said killer is a woman, whose introductory scenes make one wonder why we so rarely meet hitmen who do balletic splits in order to limber up before a kill.) Fournier is a social worker who has helped some of the girls Federov sold into the sex trade, including one named Mira he made his personal slave. Mira overheard a lot during those years, and powerful people around the globe want to find her before she tells anyone what she knows. Though the films cat-andmouse scenes hardly compare to those in a Bourne movie, theyre enjoyable and only occasionally ridiculous. (A long sequence in which Devereaux and Mason taunt each other on the phone during a chase makes little sense except for those longing to hear Youve lost your touch, old man cliches.) Brosnan, whose old franchise made a smart turn away from superspy fantasy after his departure, plays the gritty side of spookdom well, and the film offers him (sometimes puzzling) opportunities to show just how nasty he can be, even as hes risking life and limb to save a stranger. Dont put your faith in me, Alice I promise Ill disappoint you, Peter says at one point, and Brosnans grave delivery almost makes you ignore the fact that its exactly the kind of line Pee-wee Herman ruined for troubled loners when he gave Dottie the kiss-off back in 1985s Peewee Hermans Big Adventure. 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Friday, August 29, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 HEALTHY LIVING Dear Pharmacist: I listened to your Thyroid Summit last June and heard the different doctors talk about medicine but Im still unsure what I should be taking. I have Hashimotos and dont do well on Armour. Can you tell me what is best for me? J.C., Chicago Answer: As a pharmacist, I know about all the medications for thyroid disease, but as an individual, I insist you ask your practitioner whats best for you. Ive learned that people with Hashimotos have a peculiar sensitivity (at times) to porcine derived medications known as Natural Dessicated Thyroid or NDT. Your Armour medication is in the NDT class. NDT drugs are popular prescription medications that contain a combination of T4 and T3 that is porcine (pig) derived, then puried. First the advantages of NDT drugs: 1. NDT drugs provide your body with a good match to your own human thyroid hormone, despite being derived from pig glands. 2. NDT drugs have been around for a long time, and have a relatively safe track record. 3. The price is very affordable for a month supply. Here are a few disadvantages of NDT drugs: 1. Some people develop an allergy to it, or they dont want an animal-derived product. 2. This is a biggie for people with Hashimotos: Your immune system may mistake the added thyroid glandular you are getting from the drug and make more antibodies to your thyroid. For some of you, your immune cells cannot distinguish between pork-derived thyroid gland and your own thyroid gland, so the NDT drugs trigger your immune system. We are talking about auto-immune thyroid disease, not regular hypothyroidism. You would know because your TPO (thyroid peroxidase) TG (thy roglobulin) antibodies would increase, and symptoms would are. This reaction does not happen to every one, but if you do react, then one easy alternative would be to switch to a synthetic drug, such as levothyroxine. This is a synthetic T4 drug that matches your own thyroxine hor mone, and because its not glandular, it might mean fewer antibodies. Removing grains, soy and dairy can reduce antibodies, so can taking selenium. As for levothyroxine, one disadvantage that is that some of you may not fully activate the medicine into T3 thyroid hormone, so symptoms persist. This poor peripheral conversion of T4 to T3 is what I call being thyroid sick and you can activate better if you take certain natural herbs, probiotics and vitamins. I cover it all in my Thyroid Healthy book. Levothyroxine is usually started at 50 mcg (micrograms) per day, and titrated up within a few weeks to higher doses. Thyroid medicine is always taken in the morning on an empty stomach. Your physician should be monitoring free T3 and T4 during this process. If the T4 goes up to high, then balancing it with T3 from Cytomel, or from Compounded T3 which comes from a compounding pharmacy can help.Suzy Cohen is a regis tered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more infor mation, visit www.suzy This information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition.There is help for Hashimotos and hyperthyroidism Suzy CohenDEAR PHARMACIST The common cold is a group of symptoms caused by a number of different viruses. Children under 6 years of age average six to eight colds per year up to one per month, September through April with symptoms lasting an average of 14 days. This means that a child could be ill with cold symptoms for nearly three months during this time period without cause for concern. Colds are most contagious during the first two to four days and the germs are typically carried on the sufferers hands, where it can infect another person for at least two hours. Some cold viruses can live on surfaces for as long as 24 hours, and droplets containing viral particles can be exhaled into the air by breathing, coughing or sneezing.SymptomsThe signs and symptoms of a cold usually begin one to two days after the initial exposure. In children, nasal congestion is the rst symptom. Children can also have clear, yellow or green-colored nasal discharge. A fever a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees is common during the rst three days of the illness and other symptoms may include sore throat, cough, irritability, difculty sleeping and decreased appetite. Most children with colds need not be excluded from day care or school.TreatmentParents may give acetaminophen (Tylenol) to children older than three months, or Ibuprofen (Motrin) to children older than six months to treat discomfort associated with fever. Humidified air can improve nasal congestion and honey may be helpful for nighttime cough in children older than 12 months. Medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, cough medicines, and expectorants have been shown not to have any benefit in treating the common cold. Parents should encourage their child to drink an adequate amount of fluids. Antibiotics are not effective in treating colds. They may be necessary if the cold is complicated by a bacterial infection, like an ear infection, pneumonia, or sinusitis. Parents who think their child has developed one of these infections should contact their childs healthcare provider. Inappropriate use of antibiotics can lead to the development of antibiotic resistance, and can possibly lead to side effects, such as an allergic reaction.PreventionWhile it may be difficult, or impossible, to completely avoid people who are ill, parents should try to limit direct contact. Hand washing is an essential and highly effective way to prevent the spread of infection. Hands should be wet with water and plain soap, and rubbed together for 15 to 30 seconds. It is vital to teach children to wash their hands before and after eating, and after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand rubs are a good alternative for disinfecting hands if a sink is not available. Hand rubs should be spread over the entire surface of hands, ngers, and wrists until dry, and may be used several times. These rubs can be used repeatedly without skin irritation or loss of effectiveness. For home and school using a household cleaner that kills viruses, such as Lysol, may help to reduce viral transmission.When to seek helpIf a child develops any of the following features parents should call their healthcare provider: Refusing to drink anything for a prolonged period. Behavior changes, including irritability or decreased responsiveness. Difficulty breathing, working hard to breathe, or breathing rapidly. Fever greater than 101 lasting more than three days. Nasal congestion that does not improve or worsens over the course of 14 days. The eyes become red or develop yellow discharge. There are signs or symptoms of an ear infection (pain, ear pulling, and fussiness). Your healthcare provider is the best source of information for questions and concerns related to your medical problem.Denise Bagley, PA-C, is with the Sun N Lakes Medical Group at 4958 Sun N Lake Blvd. Call 863-386-4711. This information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure your condition.Nasopharyngitis: AKA the common cold METROTeaching your kids to wash their hands throughly is the best defense against the common cold. Denise BagleyGUEST COLUMN Financing Available560 U.S. 27 North Sebring 385-4796www.CarpetPatioBlinds.comChamber of Commerce memberFamily owned & operated since 1978 rrrf rn trbrrr rbr r rfn rfr ntbrbbrrfnr f SETS STARTING AT $29999 3079951 rfntbbrb AmazingHomes, AordablePrices rf ntbrt fb $ 99,500 $490permonthMortgageRate4.25%30YearLoan PrincipleandInterestOnly 3067122 :Jrr-,sue' '/ .=BD2 CK D M-BDBD3 LIV GAPORCH


B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, August 29, 2014 RELIGION PLACES TO WORSHI P Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the 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 min istry 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 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; Dr. Howard Le man, associate pastor; Matthew Price, ministor of youth, Rev. Johnattan 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 Activi ties, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m.; Ignite, 7:30 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 www.fb 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. Sun day 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 Dixie 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 programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbse Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. 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. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valen cia 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. 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. Monday-Fri day. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; 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 Cen ter), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: MondayFriday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Of ce 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 Marvin, 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 Care givers 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 ISSION 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 facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednes day, 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 information, 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 4534851. 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 ser vice, 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. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church of ce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 6649668 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 ELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMER ICAT 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: 385-3111). 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 meet ing 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 fam ily. 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. Christ Lutheran Church Avon 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 weekly 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 Shepherd Lutheran Church (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 Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Con gregation of the Evangelical Lutheran 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. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each rst and third Sunday. 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 Church, 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 Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church ofce 385-1024. Website: Calvary Church, 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. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live. com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: Crossroads of Life,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 experience what you have been missing for so C ontinued on next page


Friday, August 29, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 RELIGION 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 fel lowship 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 first visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; 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 Communities. Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 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, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pas tor 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 www.juanitafolsomministries. com. Union Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednes day night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 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.unityofse 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 extraordinary.PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor 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. Monday-Friday. Avon Park First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on La Grande), 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 Wednes day; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. Lake Placid First Presbyterian Church, ARP,, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate 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. (Nurs ery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by ap pointment. Sebring First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email:, Rev. Dar rell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Wor ship Service, 11 a.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, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Adult Bible study is Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pastors: John and Harriet Davis. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@, Web site, http://slpc.em ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarq, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pas tor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Acad emy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is 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 Histo ry 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 7:008:20 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 counselor, Dan Ressler 2nd counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Ser vices: 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. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 11 a.m. Sunday worship ser vice is broadcast 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 Plac id, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sun day worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sun day 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 congre gation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at or call the church of ce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse 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: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate con gregation 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 The patient said to his doctor, As I understand it, Doc, if I believe Ill get well, then Ill get well. Is that the idea? It is, came the response. So, Doc, if you believe I will pay you, I suppose then that you will be paid, said the patient. Not necessarily, was the reply. But why shouldnt faith work as well in one situation as in the other? asked the patient. Well, it is simply because there is a considerable difference between having faith in God and having faith in you, answered the doctor. The plan of salvation is the design that God gave mankind to follow so that we each could become Christians and live faithful, Christian lives. By doing this, we have the promise of eternal salvation with our Father in Heaven. Last week, we discussed the rst step in Gods plan of salvation. Jesus taught about four types of soil upon which some seed fell and compared them to the ways which people hear the word of God. This week we will continue the discussion by focusing on faith, because in Gods plan of salvation, faith follows hearing. Romans 10:17 reads, So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. One might ask, What is faith? Faith in God is the belief that He exists and that He will do exactly what He has promised us He would do in His word. The Bible teaches that in order to please God, we must rst possess a basic belief in Him and what He says. Hebrews 11:6 reads, And without faith it is impossible to please Him for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. The progression from hearing the word of God to believing the word of God is easily under stood. If you think about most anything in which you believe, there was a time in which you were rst taught to have this faith. Consider a small child in the early stages of learning. A teacher will show the child an apple. Another apple is added. The child is then taught that one plus one equals two. The child sees both apples; he even hears the instructions that are being taught him. However, until he truly believes that one plus one equals two, he will not have the faith that it is so. It is the same with God. There is a time when we must take what we are taught from the Bible and make this decision: Do we believe it or not? To become a Christian, one must believe in Jesus Christ. There are other steps in addition to this one, and we will discuss them in the following weeks, but faith in Jesus must exist rst. In John 5:24, Jesus said, Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. To have faith in Jesus, one must believe that He is the Son of God, came to this world and lived as a man, died on a cross so that we might have freedom from the bonds of sin, and was raised from the dead. Once a man has faith, he is on the road to salvation. But, is faith alone enough? Many religious groups of the world today teach this concept, but is it what God teaches? It has always been my intention to teach what the Bible teaches, rather than what man teaches. James 2:24 reads, You see that a man is justied by works and not by faith alone. In other words, faith is necessary, but it is not the only thing a person must do to be saved. What else is there? Stay tuned next week and nd out!The role of faith in salvation 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@ COLUMBUS, Ohio At the end of last Sundays service at Atonement Lutheran Church, parishioners headed to the exit with their newest member ready to greet them. Rosie, a 14-month-old golden retriever, sat quietly beside her handler as children rushed to pet her and adults welcomed her with kind words and scratches behind her ear. Rosie, who was born and raised in the Chicago area, has spent the past month acclimating to the church and the community, offering affection to church members in assisted-living centers, childrens summer camps and hospitals. She ofcially became Atonements comfort dog during Sundays service, where her trainers from Lutheran Church Charities passed her leash to the dozen people from the church who will care for her while shes on and off the job. She will serve the church, but primarily shes here for our church to serve the community, said the Rev. Brian Larson, the pastor. Rosie is the rst comfort dog in Ohio from Lutheran Church Charities comfort-dog ministry, which has trained and placed 80 dogs across the country. The program started in 2008 after the faith-based organization provided dogs to work with people following a shooting at Northern Illinois University, where six died, including the gunman. Since then, the group has dispatched comfort-dog teams to various crises, including the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. We saw how really important they were, said Dan Fulkerson, who trains comfort dogs for Lutheran Church Charities. These kids were lying on the oor, he said, referring to those who had lost their siblings in the Sandy Hook rampage, where 26 children and adults were gunned down at the school. They wouldnt talk to counselors. But they were talking to these dogs, and they were telling them their stories. And pretty soon, that allowed them to talk to the counselors as well. Atonement church leaders heard about the program from a member and applied for a comfort dog. Rosie was specically chosen for the Northwest Side church because of the schools preschool program. When we match a dog to a church, we look at what (the church is) doing, what their mission is, said Fulkerson, who worked with Rosie at his home in Portage, Ind. She does great with seniors, but she does really good with preschoolers. Rosie comes to the church with her own Facebook page which has about 1,300 likes and a Bible verse from Psalm 86:15: But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. More than a dozen Atonement parishioners have gone through training to help Rosie when she works. What were doing is were practicing and making sure we can work with her so when an emergency whether its locally, regionally or nationally happens, we can go and help, said Mary Ludlum, who coordinates the churchs comfort-dog ministry. This is something we can do to spread good. When Rosies not working, shell stay with the churchs music director.Ohio church uses comfort dog to calm flockBY CHARLIE BOSSTHE COLUMBUS DISPATCH O 0 .. ............................. ..................... ...........


B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, August 29, 2014 CROSSWORD SOLUTION RELIGION Avon Park Christian ChurchAVON PARK The pastor will bring another sermon from the Living The Gospel sermon series, A Relationship with God. Wednesday evening adult Bible Study class led by Lee Taylor will be looking into The Bible for answers to questions that are often asked by Christians. Find answers to those little questions you may have asked recently. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 863-453-5334 or email avonparkchristianchurch@yahoo. com with any questions or to request information.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Preaching under the Cross on Sunday. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. For more information, call 863-471-2663 or search online at christ Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Salty Rebels at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING In recognition of the Labor Day holiday, Pastor Cecil Hess will speak on What Did You Do For a Living? this Sunday. Special music will be provided by Larry Nickerson and Mina West. The church is on U.S.27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Call 863-3821737 for information.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Guest preacher Amy Texley will deliver a ser mon Sunday based on scripture from Romans 12:9-21. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 863-471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc. com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID This Sunday morning, Pastor Bill Cole will preach Lean on Me from the book of Romans. Sunday evening, the sermon will be Characteristics, Uses, and Misuses of Spiritual Gifts, Part 2. Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday, Faith Lutheran celebrates the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. Guest Pastor Rev. Tony Douches will deliver his sermon titled When Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough. Conrmation classes will start for seventh and eighth grades on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. will be a fellowship dinner and Bible study. This Wednesday will be The Aftermath of Noahs Flood. Starting Sept. 10 the group will start a study on the Mormons. On Sept. 9, Faith Lutheran Church will start a Beth Moore class titled Esther: Its Tough Being a Woman. The class is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for nine weeks. That evening, the church will offer Dave Ramseys Financial Peace at 6:30 p.m. This is also a nineweek class. For more infor mation on the Dave Ramsey class, call the church office at 863-385-7848 and speak with Traci or go to daveramsey. com then search for classes nearby Sebring.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Senior pastor Rev. Jon Becks sermon on Sunday will be Reaching Out with the Gospel. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 863-453-6681 or email Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING This is the fth Sunday of August, which had ve Fridays, ve Saturdays and ve Sundays. This doesnt happen too often, so the church is celebrating with Every Member Sunday. There will be some special music and Pastor Kevin Ahrens will preach on Davids ve stones and Goliath. Dinner-on-theGrounds follows in the Family Life Center. All are welcome. There will be no evening service. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive. For more information, call 863-655-1524.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING Sundays message is from 1 Timothy 4: 8-10, Are You in Shape? by Pastor Ron Norton. Greeting the congregation will be Terry Ducar. Elders will be Dick and Sharron Campbell. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0352 for information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Escape based on Luke 21:29-36. Special music will be provided by Dan Burke singing Panis Angelicus. There will be a retirement reception for Pastor Bob and Maxine Johnson at 3 p.m. The Youth Group will not meet. On Saturday, Sept. 6 the Womens Ministries will have a quarterly luncheon at noon in the fellowship jall. The theme is butteries. The program will be presented by Maxine Johnson and is titled Becoming a New Creature based on II Corinthians 5:17. Sarah Circle are hosts. Women are reminded to bring their lled mission cans. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with entrances on Lagrand Street). Call the church at 863453-3242 or check out the website at avonparkapchurch or the Avon Park Chamber website for more information.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING The God of Jonah is the sermon to be delivered Sunday by Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Scripture will be from Jonah 4:11. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0107 for information.First United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The message will be given this Sunday by Mrs. Joann Springer. The Best is Yet To Come will be taken from Psalm 139:1-18;23-24, Jeremiah 29:11-14a. The church is at 126 S Pine St. Call 863-385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Sunday Morning Worship Experience summer series continues with Davids Church, The House of Yes. There is a certain anointing in Davids church. Each is more powerful than the previous and more effective for victory. Yet, with the anointing come long-term battles, understanding and strength. Do you know what these anointings are? And better yet, are you preparing yourself to receive them? Tuesday Home Bible Study continues with the series Messiah: Shadow to Image. Call the church of ce at 863-658-2534 for directions or go to www. gracepointeministries. net. The church meets at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., behind Aspen Dental.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moore will preach a three-sermon series on Why We Exist as a Church: the Three Sacrices. This is the second week of the series and the sermon will be Sacrice of a Shared Life with scripture from Hebrews 13:16. The service will include special music by Allen Warchak. Bible study resumes Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept. 10. George Kelly teaches the young adults on Miracles! Amanda and Jon Armentrout teach the older kids includung teens. A new addition to the Wednesday teachers is Debra Kelly who will lead the little children. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 863-314-9693 for information.Memorial United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Pastor Tim Haas will preach on the subject of God Is on Sunday. The Scripture lesson will be from Exodus 31:1-14. There will be no Sunday night prayer group or youth fellowship due to the Labor Day holiday. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 863-465-2422 for information.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled A Christian Life based on Romans 12:9-21. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. C ommer ce Ave. For more information, call 863-835-2405.New Life Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sundays sermon from Pastor Luke John Willitz is Take Heart, It Is I. Do Not Be Afriad taken from Matthew 14:22-33. The church is at 3725 Hammock Road. Call 863-385-2293 or visit Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Sacricial, Joyful Giving, is taken from II Corinthians 8. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The Sunday evening service will be the end-of-the-month sing, followed by fellowship time. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 863-382-3552 for information.St. Agnes Episcopal ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Church observes the 12th Sunday after Pentecost with the Holy Eucharist and Rite II. Daughters of the King meet on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. For more information about church activities, please call the church ofce at 863-385-7649.St. John United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s sermon topic on Sunday will be The Call of Moses. Biblical reference is from Exodus 3:1-15.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Pastor John Davis will preach the sermon Thats Not Fair with scripture from Matthew 20:1-16 Sunday. The theme for Coffee with the Pastors and adult Sunday school will be Faith Lessons Life of the Messiah. On Sunday, Sept. 7, the church will hold a special cel ebration following worship service for Grandparents Day. Dr. Robert Pittman and Company will present Where Do We Grow From Here. The church is at 5887 U.S. 98. Look for the big white cross. Contact the church at 863-655-0713 for additional information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Celebrating Labor Day, the pastors ser mon on Sunday will be Labor and Weeds. There will be a special collection taken for the Florida Methodist Childrens Home. Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. SNAPSHOTS CHUR C H SERVICES Never war! Never war! Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignied life, a future, are dashed. But sometimes, according to Roman Catholic doctrine, thinking about the children and other innocent victims means thinking about the use of warfare to protect them. And a top Vatican diplomat and other church ofcials say that could be the case now in northern Iraq, with Christians and other religious minorities reportedly facing exile or violence by the extremist Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. In a rare departure from the Vaticans erce criticism of the U.S. military invasions of Iraq in 1991 and 2003 and its aborted threat of action in Syria last year, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Vatican envoy to the United Nations, said recently that the U.S. airstrikes that have slowed the ISIS advance may be necessary. He cited the recently developed United Nations doctrine of the responsibility to protect, in which international forces can override local sovereignty to prevent mass slaughter. Archbishop Tomasi told Vatican Radio that Iraq is a case that can justify not only economic sanctions but all the force that is necessary to stop this evil and this tragedy. He said the international community may come to regret inaction in Iraq as much as it laments its paralysis during the Rwanda genocide of 1994. His words shouldnt be a surprise, said Anna Floerke Scheid, professor of theology at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, and a specialist in Catholic social ethics. Ancient Catholic doctrine authorizes a just war as a last resort. To suggest that military action might be a possible ethical response to the mur der of civilians in a war situation or in any kind of conict is very much in keeping with the just-war tradition, she said. Its not really a switch.Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfareBy PETER SMITHPITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE ............................... .................................A B R A D E P A T SG U A N A C O P A D U AI R V I N G B E R L I N M US R I S I R E E D U DM O N E R N E M A L IS E A S S E A S O R U SB A T S P A R E SA T E H M OS A T E D B I A S S A L E S P E A S E S SE L I S M O L S I A DCAT P A O L I E N ET B W A S H I N G T O N D CO L M E C S C A N N E RR E D S D R E A R Y


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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, August 29, 2014 TODAYA couple of afternoon thunderstorms94 / 75Winds: SSE at 4-8 mphAn afternoon thunderstorm or two93 / 75Winds: ESE at 4-8 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.93 / 74Winds: E at 4-8 mphSUNDAYA couple of showers and a t-storm92 / 73Winds: E at 4-8 mphMONDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.91 / 72Winds: E at 6-12 mphTUESDAY High ............................................ 11:35 a.m. Low ............................................... 5:18 a.m. High ............................................ 11:46 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:36 p.m. High .............................................. 4:22 a.m. Low ............................................. 10:53 a.m. High .............................................. 5:04 p.m. Low ............................................. 10:55 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.47 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 99 Low Sunday ........................................... 74 High Monday ......................................... 94 Low Monday .......................................... 74 High Tuesday ......................................... 96 Low Tuesday .......................................... 63 High Wednesday .................................... 96 Low Wednesday ..................................... 69 Relative humidity .................................. 52% Expected air temperature ....................... 94 Makes it feel like .................................. 105 Monday ............................................... 29.75 Tuesday ............................................... 29.85 Wednesday ......................................... 29.88 Monday ............................................... 0.01 Tuesday ............................................... 0.00 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 4.06 Year to date ....................................... 34.40Sunrise 7:05 a.m. 7:05 a.m. Sunset 7:49 p.m. 7:48 p.m. Moonrise 10:27 a.m. 11:20 a.m. Moonset 10:13 p.m. 10:53 p.m.Albuquerque 85/61/pc 89/62/s 89/61/s Atlanta 91/72/s 88/71/t 88/72/t Baltimore 80/62/s 82/69/pc 91/71/t Birmingham 94/72/s 89/72/t 91/73/t Boston 71/59/s 76/65/pc 84/72/t Charlotte 91/67/pc 89/71/pc 88/71/t Cheyenne 77/52/pc 80/55/t 71/46/pc Chicago 85/70/c 82/67/t 83/71/pc Cleveland 81/66/c 89/70/t 80/69/t Columbus 87/69/pc 92/72/pc 83/72/t Dallas 91/76/t 93/77/t 94/78/pc Denver 81/56/pc 86/57/s 77/51/pc Detroit 79/68/c 88/69/t 84/69/t Harrisburg 77/58/s 81/68/pc 87/69/t Honolulu 88/74/s 89/76/s 89/75/s Houston 91/76/t 88/76/t 90/77/t Indianapolis 87/68/pc 86/70/t 81/70/t Jackson, MS 93/73/pc 88/72/t 88/73/t Kansas City 83/66/t 84/69/pc 87/70/pc Lexington 91/69/pc 90/70/pc 81/71/t Little Rock 91/74/t 85/73/t 87/75/t Los Angeles 87/67/s 86/68/s 89/68/s Louisville 92/72/pc 90/73/t 82/74/t Memphis 94/76/pc 87/74/t 86/77/t Milwaukee 82/70/t 79/64/t 76/69/pc Minneapolis 77/65/c 81/67/pc 84/66/pc Nashville 93/70/pc 89/72/t 85/73/t New Orleans 89/79/pc 90/80/t 90/79/t New York City 78/64/s 80/71/pc 87/72/t Norfolk 80/71/pc 84/73/pc 88/75/t Oklahoma City 89/69/t 92/69/pc 95/73/s Philadelphia 80/63/s 82/72/pc 90/75/t Phoenix 108/79/s 108/78/s 107/79/s Pittsburgh 80/61/pc 88/69/pc 81/69/t Portland, ME 72/54/s 72/61/pc 80/66/t Portland, OR 76/57/pc 75/58/pc 74/59/pc Raleigh 87/69/pc 88/70/pc 89/72/t Rochester 76/62/pc 87/70/t 83/67/t St. Louis 90/73/pc 88/74/t 89/77/t San Francisco 73/60/pc 75/62/pc 74/60/pc Seattle 68/55/c 69/55/sh 68/57/pc Wash., DC 85/69/s 87/75/pc 94/78/t Cape Coral 93/76/t 94/76/c 93/76/t Clearwater 92/78/pc 93/77/t 92/77/t Coral Springs 92/80/t 91/79/pc 91/78/t Daytona Beach 91/75/t 90/75/t 89/74/t Ft. Laud. Bch 92/82/t 92/82/pc 92/80/t Fort Myers 94/76/t 94/76/c 94/75/t Gainesville 90/72/t 90/72/t 90/72/t Hollywood 93/80/t 92/80/pc 92/78/t Homestead AFB 91/81/t 91/80/pc 91/78/t Jacksonville 92/73/t 90/73/t 90/73/t Key West 91/85/pc 91/83/pc 91/83/pc Miami 92/81/t 91/81/pc 91/79/t Okeechobee 91/75/t 90/74/t 90/73/t Orlando 92/75/t 91/74/t 91/74/t Pembroke Pines 92/80/t 92/80/pc 92/78/t St. Augustine 91/75/t 90/75/t 91/76/t St. Petersburg 92/77/pc 92/77/t 92/77/t Sarasota 95/77/t 96/77/t 96/77/t Tallahassee 92/74/t 95/73/t 95/74/t Tampa 91/77/t 92/77/t 92/77/t W. Palm Bch 91/80/t 91/80/pc 91/78/t Winter Haven 94/75/t 94/75/t 94/74/t Acapulco 88/77/t 86/76/t 87/77/t Athens 88/74/s 86/73/s 88/70/s Beirut 86/77/s 87/78/s 87/78/pc Berlin 72/57/t 73/56/t 68/52/t Bermuda 84/76/s 80/73/pc 79/72/s Calgary 72/45/pc 64/41/t 64/45/sh Dublin 64/52/sh 64/48/pc 68/55/pc Edmonton 70/42/s 67/41/c 65/41/pc Freeport 89/78/pc 89/79/pc 89/77/pc Geneva 74/57/t 75/55/pc 73/53/t Havana 91/73/pc 91/73/t 90/72/t Hong Kong 92/82/t 92/82/t 91/82/t Jerusalem 83/65/s 84/67/s 84/66/s Johannesburg 52/35/s 61/37/s 63/39/s Kiev 66/48/pc 70/52/pc 71/53/pc London 69/58/pc 68/52/pc 70/54/pc Montreal 73/58/s 81/67/t 81/65/t Moscow 63/47/sh 61/46/sh 59/43/pc Nice 79/69/pc 78/69/pc 78/68/pc Ottawa 73/55/pc 81/65/t 81/61/sh Quebec 71/52/s 75/61/t 75/60/r Rio de Janeiro 71/66/r 75/67/pc 81/72/s Seoul 85/66/pc 84/64/pc 83/65/pc Singapore 86/77/t 87/77/t 87/77/t Sydney 63/49/sh 63/48/pc 69/49/s Toronto 72/60/pc 86/67/t 83/64/t Vancouver 67/55/sh 64/54/sh 63/56/pc Vienna 76/60/pc 75/61/pc 72/59/t Warsaw 70/53/pc 69/54/t 68/56/t Winnipeg 73/47/pc 73/59/s 71/52/t Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. High pressure will promote dry weather with plenty of sunshine across the Northeast today. However, there will still be some rough surf and rip currents along the New England coast. Warm and dry conditions are likely across the mid-Atlantic and much of the Southeast. Thunderstorms will be scattered about the Gulf Coast states. A system in the western Gulf of Mexico can enhance thunderstorms with some containing downpours and gusty winds. Thunderstorms will occur from the Midwest to the southern Plains. National Forecast for August 29 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. Humid today with times of clouds and sun; a couple of showers and a thunderstorm during the afternoon. A shower or thunderstorm in spots this evening. A couple of thunderstorms tomorrow. Record cold invaded New England on Aug. 29, 1965. Temperatures dropped to the mid-20s in Vermont. Over 2.0 inches of snow topped Mt. Washington, N.H. Humid today; a couple of showers and a thunderstorm during the afternoon. Winds south-southeast 4-8 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. FirstFullLastNew Sept 2Sept 8Sept 15Sept 24 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 92/73 90/72 91/72 91/75 92/75 94/75 91/77 92/78 92/77 95/77 94/76 92/77 91/75 91/80 92/82 92/81 92/74 89/76 88/75 94/75 94/75 93/76 94/75 94/75 93/75 91/85 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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