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SEBRING Ive been impressed by the bravery of several young women these past few years. Lindsey Hammortree and Jade Jackson are inspirational to anyone who knows their stories. But sometimes, bravery can take on an unexpected form like a blonde-haired, brown-eyed, 5-year-old girl with a personality warm and bubbly enough to melt an iceberg in January. On Aug. 26, Morgan Douberly, whose father, Chad, is a Highlands County deputy sheriff, ran up to hug Zeus, a retired K-9 belonging to another deputy who lives in the same house. Zeus, a German shepherd, normally would have been OK with the attention. In a house full of girls, he was used to being petted and hugged. This time, however, he was sleeping and was apparently startled ande lashed out. Most of you have probably seen one of those YouTube videos where somebody jumps out to scare a guy, who instinctively reacts by coldcocking the dude in the Freddy Kreuger mask. This was kind of the same thing. The attack was over in an instant when he realized who it was, Zeus stopped and ed to his room but it left Morgan with a severely damaged right eye and a hole and fractures in the left side of her skull. Morgan was taken to Highlands NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Lady Dragons sweep rival DevilsA8Food Truck Rally, Beer Festival this weekend in SebringA3 VOL. 95 NO. 103 A couple of T-storms around this afternoon High 92 Low 74 Details on B10Classi eds ................... B8 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Healty Living ................ B3 Sports on TV ............... A9 Movie Review .............. B2 Obituaries .................. A4 Religion ...................... B5 Sports on TV ............... A9 Viewpoints ................... A5 Tips to have your home ready B1 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, September 5-6, 2014 A painful pinch: Many treatments for painful grip issues B3 An Edition of the Sun facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER AVON PARK In the Gulf War, Randy Livingston faced death several times. He came back with a griefstricken soul, saddled with post-traumatic stress disorder and Gulf War syndrome in 1991. Though he went through some dif cult times, he now nds solace in playing a pan ute. Livingston recalled some of the most dif cult times in the war such as facing land mines that very nearly could have killed him. We went foxhole to foxhole in Iraq, he said. Theres a foxhole before theres a bunker, and thats how you know a bunker is there. I started going down one at a Avon Park veteran plays pan flute to combat personal demonsMusic for the soul BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING Despite the proposition the Push Event Productions scale back their offering from ve to three events, Sebring City Council members turned it down Tuesday night. The issue again was money, and where it came from. I am not opposed to the events. My problem is I just dont think we should be using taxpayer money to do it, said Sebring City Council President John Grif n. Just as at the last meeting, Grifn complained that he did not have any backup material on the agenda item. BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING On Tuesday, county commissioners accepted $473,577 in new State Housing Initiative Partnership funds, and asked county staff to beef up a citizens advisory board to help manage it. They also asked if Chris Benson, Lets help keep Morgan smiling Heather Howell/FacebookMorgan Douberly was all smiles the day her eye opened, as you can see on her face in this still shot from a Facebook video. EDITORS DESKScott Dressel SEE MORGAN | A7 SEE FLUTE | A7 BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING State and federal agencies have begun investigating Azure College, based on complaints from students who lost federal nancial aid, had to withdraw, and now have trouble pulling transcripts. A U.S. Department of Education spokesperson said Thursday the agency recently told Azure to cease offering nancial aid at its two satellite campuses Azure under review by state, federal agenciesDisplaced students may go to SFSC Katara Simmons/News-SunAfter being told recently by the U.S. Department of Education that the school wasnt permitted to o er federal nancial aid at its Sebring or Boca Raton campuses, the Azure College had to tell all members currently in those programs that they no longer had nancial aid, or would have to attend the Miami campus. Almost all in the Sebring campus withdrew from the courses.SEE AZURE | A6Push Events pulled from City of Sebrings budgetSEE PUSH | A4SHIP program not ship-shapeCommission wants Housing Authority to be reinstated Katara Simmons/News-SunThe county receives funds from the State Housing Initiative Partnership to prevent foreclosures, help residents make home repairs and assist in home purchases. On Tuesday, the Highlands County Commission accepted accepted $473,577 in new SHIP funds to go with last years $350,000, and asked county sta to beef up a citizens advisory board to help manage it. SEE SHIP | A7 Q r rr r I rrrr rr'' r,(i 1rII r rI r rI rS LAd ItDry.E1 r,s+4ofd 1.......................................... t "r

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A2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 5, 2014 www.newssun.com Inaugural Princess Ball is todaySEBRING Calling all Princesses and their Prince Charming, also known as Dad. The Sebring Macaroni Kid 2014 Inaugural Princess Ball is a fa ther/daughter dance that will be held today fr om 6-8 / p .m. at the Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring. The dance is for high school age and below, explained Mirabel Sanders, pub lisher of Macaroni Kid. G irls should invite their fathers or fathergure and enjoy the night. There will be a photographer on hand to captur e the special moments, and music to twirl the young princesses to. T ickets ar e $10 (cash only) per per son. Proceeds will go to war ds a large fami ly event in 2015, said S anders For more in formation visit www. sebr ingmacar onikid. com.Get Rolled culinary art class offeredSEBRING On Sept. 17, the Highlands Art League will offer a Get Rolled culinary art class at 6 / p .m. The class will be taught by Jason Cheng, chef/ owner at Cang Tong Restaurant, which is sponsoring the class. The class will include a sushi roll demonstra tion, recipe and roll in structions, saki tasting and sushi r oll samples Advance registration is required; seating is limited. Class fee is $30 for HAL members and $35 for non-mem bers. For details or to r egister visit www. HighlandsArtLeague. org (Adult Education) or call 863-385-6682.SHS cheerleaders holding BBQSEBRING The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will be holding their annual chicken barbecue fundr aising dinner on Friday, Sept. 19, from 3-7 / p .m. at Firemens Field. Dine in or take out are available. All pick-ups and diningin will take place at the main entrance of the fairgrounds near the baseball eld. The dinners in clude half of a chicken, cooked b y the S ebring Firemen, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie and a roll, all for the lo w cost of $7 per dinner. Tickets are available from any Sebring cheerleader or call 863-381-8770.Habitat 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. Habitat is accepting applications for local disabled v eter ans 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 received an honorable or gener al dischar ge and are either wounded warriors or disabled v eter ans and are of low to moderate income. Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications through Sept. 15. Contact Sarah Pallone, Monday through Friday, at 863-385-7156.Volunteers sought for Guardian ad Litem programThe Guardian ad Litem program, which serves abused and neglected children across H ighlands C ounty, is seeking volunteers. Volunteer guardians help represent chil dren who are involved in dependency cour t. Guardians must be at least 21 years old and undergo background checks and a certication process. F or mor e information about the program, call Dawn S hinskey at 863-5344597 or email D awn. Shinskey@gal..gov.Elks Day set for Rays gameSEBRING Get tickets for Elks Day at Rays ballgame on S ept. 7. This will be the seventh annual Florida E lks fundr aiser and is open to all members and guests. Cost is $50, which includes transportation and ticket. From each ticket, $5 will go to suppor t the HarryAnna Fund. Everyone participating will receive a free Rays/Elks tote bag. F or infor mation, call Angie Warchak at 863-471-2150.Chamber lunch relocatesLAKE PLACID Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will take place at noon Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center. Please note the change in location. A presentation will be made by Kim Warnecke, director of Organization and Talent Effectiveness, and Angela Shafer, di rector of Marketing I nitiativ es and Sales Strategy for Lake Placid Health Center. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP to the chamber on or before noon M onday Sept. 8.DSAC to meetSEBRING The Highlands County District School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 / p .m. Monday, Sept. 8 in the Garland Boggus Board Room at the School Board of Highlands County, 426 School St. Agenda items for Septembers meet ing include the election of new ofcers, infor mation fr om Superintendent Wally Cox regarding the halfcent sales tax, a review of district data, the District Instructional Assistance Plan, and information regarding the upcoming district accreditation process.Sebring Moose Lodge welcomes kitchen managerSEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge welcomes Tammy Teeter as kitchen manager. Teeter is an experienced cook and has many ex citing new lunch menu items that will be offered daily from 11 / a.m. to 2 / p .m. The menu will also be offered on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 4-8 / p .m. as well as a special each night. Mondays will be Pizza Night from 4-8 / p .m. http//:www.newssun.com The News-Sun (USPS 487-900 ISSN 10748342) is published ev ery Sunday, Wednesday & Friday by Romona W ashington at the Ne wsSun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, Fla, 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional en try ofce(s). All material contained herein is the proper ty of the Ne wsSun, which is an afliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden with out the written permission of the publisher All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edit ed 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.CO mmiMMI T meME NT T O accACC U racRAC YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Se bring, FL 33870; email editor@ ne wssun.com.; or call 863-3856155. OO FF iceICE Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 or 231 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon day-Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 or 863465-2522 Main F ax: 863-385-1954SU bscripBSCRIP T iI ON raRA T esES 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 after 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. ObiOBI TU ariesARIES A NN D ANNOUN cemeCEM E N T sS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@newssun.com Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comP laceLACE aA C lassiLA SSI F iedIED A dD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F 863-385-6155, ext. 505, 863314-9876 OR 863-465-2522RE TT AIL A dverDVER T isiIS I N gG Mitch Collins, 863-386-5626 mitch.collins@newssun.com Vickie Watson, 863-386-5631 vickie.watson@newssun.com Terri Lee, 863-386-5628 terri.lee@newssun.com Nix Wellons, 863-465-2522 nwellons@lakeplacidjournal.net Kim Browning, 863-385-6155 kim.browning@newssun.comL egalEGAL A dverDVER T isiIS I N gG Janet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 legals@newssun.com NeNE W srSR OO mM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Sebring Editor, ext. 516 or scott.dressel@news sun.com Mat Delane y Lake Placid Editor, 465-2522 or mdelaney@lakeplaci djournal.net Phil Attinger Staff Writer, ext. 541 or phil.attinger@newssun.com Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@news sun.com Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ ne wssun.com. GLEN NN ICKERSON President glen.nick erson@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 536 RR OMON aA W aA SHIN gG TON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.w ashington@newssun.com 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 LOTT erER YLOTTOWednesday, Sept. 3 6-15-16-20-29-32 X-5 Next Jackpot: $22 millionPOW erballERBALL Wednesday, Sept. 3 2--16-43-45-51 PB-35 X-3 Next Jackpot: $110 millionLU cC KY MON eE YTuesday, Sept. 2 1-9-14-18 PB-15 Next Jackpot: $500,000M egaEGA M illiILLI ON sS Tuesday, Sept. 2 1-8-54-69-72 PB-1 X-3 Next Jackpot: $33 million CASH 3 Monday, Sept. 1 Day: 1-3-0 Night: 4-6-5 Tuesday, Sept. 2 Day: 8-8-3 Night: 6-4-6 Wednesday, Sept. 3 Day: 9-0-5 Night: 2-2-8 P laLA Y 4Monday, Sept. 1 Day: 8-1-0-7 Night: 6-0-9-5 Tuesday, Sept. 2 Day: 6-0-5-9 Night: 3-3-1-4 Wednesday, Sept. 3 Day: 8-6-2-9 Night: 7-3-3-7 FaFA NT asAS Y 5 Monday, Sept. 1 11-12-13-29-35 Tuesday, Sept. 2 3-5-10-14-32 Wednesday, Sept. 3 3-12-14-16-30 BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING City Council President John Grifn has called for a report from a committee designed to increase housing in the do wnto wn area in the City on the Circle. The board reportedly was assembled during a June 9 workshop involving both the council and the Sebring C ommunity R edevelopment Agency. W e discussed things we could do to make things better downtown. We appointed a gr oup to gur e out what properties the city owns, where they are located and then to put out a request for proposals to builders interested in putting up houses on those lots, Grifn said. Grifn said his recol lection was that councilmen Scott Stanley and M ar k Stewart had been appointed to the committee along with CRA board memeber Mark Gose due to their experience in building and real estate. Addi tionally, Sebring Police Chief T om Dettman was to have assembled crime statistics. Apparently, the com mittee already has had a meeting this month. We are doing all that and also trying to come up with a plan to deter mine the type of housing needed, Stewart r eplied, saying he did not have exact details with him at the Tuesday night council session. G r ifn said that at the June workshop, Sebring CRA Executive D ir ector Robin Hinote had offered to hold a luncheon meeting with city ofcials and local Realtors in an effort to spur the process. Stanley opined that there may be a per ception that real estate agents ar e not sho wing people downtown pr oper ties. We want to nd out if that is true, and if so, why, he said. Grifn said his research into that question revealed that Realtors apparently had a pr oblem with having to upgr ade some of the older homes in the city as well as getting mortgages for the houses Theres a theory theres something wr ong with do wntown, he said. M ay or John Shoop, a banker by trade, indicated there has been an effort to establish a revolving loan fund with local nancial institutions. It is getting har der and har der under the mortgage laws to do something like that, he said. But that is something we are looking at as an alter native. S tanley said the committee also was look ing at identifying lenders who were willing to wor k thr ough nancial obstacles in regard to downtown properties. Reportedly, the committee has planned sev er al more meetings to deal with those and other problems before making a report back to the council. No time frame was set for that report.Committee looking at downtown Sebring housingGrin wants to get report Katara Simmons/News-SunCity ocials are looking at ways to help spur home purchases in the downtown Sebring area. SNAPs S HOTs S LO cC A lL NEWS 1+ .a -54ForFa nnpeosins u C P5aleMrpFoRI_Y'fyk1,' gxk !t aa"''^ sY`, ,.,>4 4 jJtY yfiy ,'i'f r rY~ = y aMB d df y ? b rVda. Y N Q v, Y71 ttr,j' r1at yfr

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www.newssun.comFriday, September 5, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A3 rfn trfbbTheHighlandsMuseumoftheArts(MoTA)andtheHighlandsArtLeague(HAL) thankthefollowingbusinessesandindividualsfortheirsupportoftheCitrusLabels &CrateExpectationsexhibitMoTAhostedearlierthisyear.SilverSponsors S.YHartt&Son,Inc James&JeriWohl BronzeSponsors Sen.DeniseGrimsley HicksOilCompany AssociateSponsor BagwellLumber CitraHarvesting,Inc. Cruiser&ChristyCrews WheelerFarms,Inc. Cocktails&CultureSponsor Chicanes Restaurant SupportProvidedby: HighlandsCountyTourismDevelopmentCouncil(TDC) NationalEndowmentoftheArts(NEA) SebringCommunityRedevelopmentAgency(CRA) MuseumofFloridaHistory(MFH) FormoreinformationabouttheHighlandsMuseumof theArts(MoTA)ortheHighlandsArtLeague(HAL), pleasevisitwww.HighlandsArtLeague.orgorcall(863)385-6682 ntrftb nrf n trf 3082292 BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING The rst-ever Sebring Food Truck Rally has grown a bit since the initial announcement late last month. Or ganiz er Charles Butcher of the Loan Around Cafe said at least one more vendor has been added to the list, there will be live music and some new dishes in honor of the rst-ever local tr uck gather ing. The Snowie of Sebring sno cone truck will be joining us, said Butcher. That will help to keep everybody cool and will provide another dessert option. Butcher has announced the rst Sebring rally will feature lo cal food trucks and trailers, but may be expanded as other such ev ents are held around the area. In addition to the array of food to be offered by a half dozen vendors, there will be some liv e music Andre Rodrigues of Sazon Boriqua a purveyor of Puer to Rican fare will be bringing a gr oup of drumberos to the party. They will be playing Bomba y Plena, which is traditional Pureto Rican music, Butcher said. B utcher also announced that some of the trucks will introduce some special dishes in honor of the ev ent. Were adding a Chivito Club and the Little Charles Wrap, he said. The Little Charles is a bacon Philly cheese steak, grilled on ion, American cheese, fried egg, mo zzar ella cheese sticks, chick en strips, french fries, mayo and ketchup on a 14-inch wr ap Actually, its not little at all, Butcher said. He explained that he came up with the recipe after his son had a difcult time making up his mind on what to eat. Another vendor Good Aah foods, which specializes in Fil ipino cuisine has promised that many of his offer ings will feature bacon for this event. Other vendors will include James Browns Famous Flames Barbecue, and fresh produce of ferings from Northern Xposure. A F acebook page has been set up for additional information on the event at Heartland Food Trucks.Food Truck Rally today at Lowes Barry Foster/News-SunThe Loan Around Cafe is regularly set up in the parking lot of the Lowes at 2050 U.S. 27 N. in Sebring. That is the site where the rst Highlands Food Truck Rally will be held today from 5-9 p.m.Eat, drink and be merry in Sebring this weekend BY LARR YY GRIFFIN SSTAFF W WRITER SEBRING The Second Round of Beer festival, put on by the Childrens Museum of the Highlands, will be Saturday evening on the downtown Cir cle, starting at 6 / p.m. There will be 35 beers and six differ ent food vendors to chose fr om. T ickets will be $30 at the gate and $25 if you buy them in advance from either www.childrensmuseumhighlands. com or b y going into the museum on North Ridgewood Drive in person. According to outgoing muse um director Linda C r owder, the funds from the Beer Fest will go toward im proving the Childrens Museum. Those who buy a ticket will r eceive an arm band, and those with arm bands will be allowed to sample beer and eat food at the tents set up around the Circle. Local band Long shot will be playing live at the festiv al as well. Last year, Crowder said they ran out of tickets after all, there was only so much beer brought by the vendors. There were 300 tick ets last year, but given the popularity of the event, C rowder upped the number of tickets to 500 this year. The beer fest will also be Crowders last event with the museum after Sat urday nights event, she is stepping do wn to make way for new director Cheryl Matthews. The ev ent is adults only. The Childrens Museum of the H ighlands can be contacted at 863385-5437.Beer Fest to return Saturday IFLORIDA CITRUS LABELS`II jig. _w.,,% Highlands Art League FILHz", I P4HIGHLANDS S".... ..."n`"""`LCOUNTY COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCYF M r H VISITOR & CONVENTION BUREAU wwK'D-tm Sebring.urgMUSEUM.{'sawww.VisitHighlandsCounty.com

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A4 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 5, 2014 www.newssun.com rf rntrbf t b bfr rrfrtrrttrtftr r f r f rfn tbf b rfnntbbbb 3080961 GraveSideService 3077442 There was an email sent out, said councilman Mark Stewart, who pushed for the issue R eferencing the event schedule as a business, Stewart pointed out that any star t-up company needs as much as three years to achieve solvency. H e told fello w council members that Push had been asked to tone down their proposal and now was only suggesting adding on to the Christmas and R oar ing 20s events while reprising the original Girls Gone Wine event. We pay John Spiegel for the Carousel of Lights alr eady don t we? Grifn asked. Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director R obin H inote assured the council the Spiegels company received a total of $14,200 for the display which is illuminated just prior to the annual S ebr ing Christmas parade and runs through Christmas Eve. That r eally supposedly brings people do wnto wn through the month of December, Grifn said. The CRA used to do the Roaring 20s and I remember former director Pete Pollard said they broke even on that one. Adding up the to tals, Grifn indicated the CRA would be investing $32,000 for the three events with another estimated $19,000 from the city. Youre spending a lot of money, he said. Again, Grifn asked about donations to the events by downtown merchants and also questioned the level of involvement by the Greater Sebring Cham ber of Commerce. Or ganiz ers Lora Todd and Casey Wohl assured Grifn that there were both cash and in-kind contributions from many of the do wnto wn merchants. However, they said, they got nothing from the chamber. Wohl told the council that ofcials from the chamber said they could not justify simply doing a do wntown ev ent and tur ned down the Independence Day activities, which would have a broader scope. I dont know why they deserted down town, Grifn said. T odd r eplied she had been told that the chamber was leaning away from most events except for chamber fundraisers. Greater Sebring Chamber of Com merce Executive Director Liz Barber said her boar d had consider ed the request, but had decided they wanted to do things that were more inclusive of the entire chamber area and not just the down town district. As with all of our chamber members, we help to promote events, she said. We sent out emails about it to all of our cham ber members, we put up posters at both of our locations and put it on the community calendar on our website. W e ar e happy to help promote downtown events. In fact, she said, four of the next 12 chamber mixers are in the do wnto wn CRA district. S ev eral merchants, including representatives of Captain Rons M er cantile and GBs Formal Wear on the Circle, spoke in favor of the city nancing the events. Councilman Lena rd Carlisle pointed to the municipal budget, saying that the council had told the citys department heads to trim their r equests We have had to cut $87,000, he said. Now were being asked to give enough money away to buy a police car. A motion by Stew art to fund the three ev ents failed b y a 3-2 margin with Grifn and Carlisle being joined b y S tanley in turning down the request. The council later tabled a couple of items setting r ules regulations and fees for special ev ents held in the city. PUSH FROM PAGE A A 1 Even though Push Event Promotions scaled back its proposal to just the Roaring 20s and the Girls Gone Wine Festival, the city council still balked at the price. SHIRLEY WHALLEYShirley Elizabeth Whal ley, age 88, passed away on Sept. 2, 2014 in Sebring She was born on Feb. 25, 1926 in W are, Mass. She grew up and lived in Lake Placid, N.Y. until retiring permanent ly to Florida in 2004. She was a home economics teacher and had many fond memories of her stu dents over the course of her teaching career She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sebring. She enjoyed church, music and being a seamstress and quilter. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Florie Ashley (Stephen) of Se bring, Penny Kolba (Jo seph) of Seminole, and Lisa Smith (Tom) of Jay N.Y.;, half-brother, Rich ard Williams of Geor gia; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchil dren. She was preceded in death by her mother Irene Hodskins Williams; her step-father, LeGrand Williams; her daughter, April Jean Whalley; and her son, William Whalley. There will be a memo rial service on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at 1 / p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Sebring with Reverend David Juliano tributions may be made in Shirleys memory to First United Methodist Church Music Min istry, 126 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870 www.sebring Shepherd Hospice, 1 1 10 Hammock Rd., Sebring, FL 33870 www.chapter shealth.org Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nel son Funeral Home of Sebring, 863-385-0125, www .stephensonnelson fh.com WHALL eE Y OBITUARIES www.newssun.com BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER LAKE PLACID At 8:07 / p .m. last Friday, sheriffs deputies received word that a man was in the middle of a road threatening that caller and another person with a knife Shortly after that, deputies arrested and charged Martin Mar tinez Zuniga, 31, of Lake P lacid with two counts each of assault with intent to commit a felony and obstructing justice by threatening a witness. H e is in the H ighlands County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. The 24-y ear -old female caller told deputies that Zuniga had been on a thr ee-day drinking binge and got into an argument with her that night. A 15-year-old boy living at the house where they were stay ing heard the argument and tried to make peace with the couple reports said. He and Zuniga walked away from the house with the woman a few feet behind them. As the three turned the corner onto St. Lucie Street, Zuniga reportedly pulled out a pocket knife, icked it open with one hand, grabbed the handle and pointed it at both the boy and the wom an, telling him he would kill them, reports said. The teenager grabbed the womans shirt and pulled her behind him to keep her from getting hurt, reports said. He told her to run away, but she stayed and called 911. The boy had to back up to avoid being at tacked, reports said. The woman told Z uniga she had called police, so he threw his knife into a nearby vacant lot, reports said. H e star ted ghting with the boy, reports said, but the boy was able to put him onto the ground and hold him until law enforce ment arrived. He was sitting on Z uniga and the woman sitting on his feet when deputies arrived. While deputies escorted Zuniga to a patr ol car the woman began to feel faint, laying on the gr ound with her head in the teenagers lap. As he walked past both victims, Zuniga made a statement that was r edacted from reports. However, the tampering with a witness char ge came from that statement. Both victims said he would hurt them when he gets out of jail, and the woman said he had beat her up two weeks prior to the incident, but law enforcement wasnt called.Man charged with assault, threatening witnesses ZUNI gG A The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN NEW YORK (AP) Joan Rivers, the rau cous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated r ealm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger z ones for badly dr essed celebrities, died Thursday She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she w ent into car diac ar rest at a Manhattan doctor s ofce following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Riv ers said she died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close fr iends My mothers greatest joy in life was to make people laugh, Melissa Rivers said. Al though that is difcult to do r ight no w, I know her nal wish would be that we return to laughing soon. Rivers who made Can we talk? a trade mark of her routines nev er mello wed during her half-century-long career. She had insults ready for all races, genders and creeds. S he mo ved from longtime targets such as the w eight pr oblems of Elizabeth Taylor, of whom she said her favorite food is seconds, to new er foes such as Miley Cyrus, and continued to appear on stage and on T V into her 80s. Comedy was not only her calling, but her therapy, as she turned her life inside out for laughs, mocking ev erything from her proclaimed lack of sex appeal (My best birth contr ol no w is just to leave the lights on) to even her own mortality. I have never want ed to be a day less than I am, she insisted in a 2013 interview with The Associated Press. People say, I wish I were 30 again. Nahhh! Im very happy HERE. Its great. It gets better and better. And then, of course, we die, she quipped. With her red-carpet query Who are you wearing?, the raspyvoiced blonde with the brash New York accent also helped patent preawards commentary and the snarky criti cism that often accompanies it, like cracking that A dele s Grammy wardrobe made the singer look like she was sitting on a teapot. Rivers slammed actors at the O scars Emmys and Golden Globes for E! Entertainment. 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www.newssun.comFriday, September 5, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW The decision by Republican lawmak ers to reject Medicaid expansion un der the Affordable Care Act left nearly 1 m i llion Floridians without better access to health care. But beyond the human toll is another cost: The billions guaranteed by the feder al government would have bolstered hos pitals in the state. It would have created thousands of new jobs in the health car e industry. The stated aim of the expansion may have been the well-being of individu als, but a signicant side benet was overall economic dev elopment and jobs Which just makes the decision by legisla tive leaders and the Scott administration all the more bewilder ing. A new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute gives a detailed breakdown of the unfortunate de cision in Tallahassee to opt out of the ACA pr o vision expanding Medicaid eligibility to adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. In all, 24 states have rejected the expan sion all of them controlled by Republi cans. F lor ida stands above the others, though: By refusing to cough up its portion of the projected program cost $5.3 billion over 10 years the state is forgoing $66 billion in federal funding over the same period. More than any other state. Floridas hospitals also lost out big-time: $22.6 billion in reimbursements. Altogeth er, the report said, the hospitals in the 24 opt-out states will do without nearly $167 billion that was intended to offset pr oject ed cuts in other parts of the Medicare and Medicaid r eimbursement. The study found: sured adults in the 24 states fell from 20 per cent to 18.3 per cent between September 2013 and June 2014 in the opt-out states. Sounds good. In comparison, however, the rate went from 16.2 percent to 10.1 percent in the states that stuck with the program. jor differences in nances between optproved as uncompensated care fell and M edicaid r evenue rose, both by signicant amounts and opt-out states. $43 billion in 2016, an increase of 30 per cent. To receive that funding, they would an increase of 0.3 percent. Another way of looking at it is that each state dollar invest ed would have brought in an additional $147.42. Advisors, the expansion would have add ed 78,600 new jobs in 2014 in the opt-out states I n 2015, the number would have ris en to 172,400. W e can expect similar r eports in years to come. All of it, we expect, will show how opting out was a mistake. A mistake for individuals. A mistake for hospitals and health care providers. A mistake for the states overall economic health.An editorial from the Polk County Democrat.Glen Nickerson President glen.nickerson@newssun.com JOIN TT HE C OO N vV ER S aA TIO NLetters to the editor should be 250 words or less. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, content, clarity and libel. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publi cation. All letters should in clude name, address and phone number Anonymous letters will be rejected. Two letters per month per writer are allowed. Guest columns may be submitted once a month. All letters and guest col umns are the opinion of the writer not necessari ly those of the News-Sun staf f. Submissions can be made via two methods: OO NLINEAt http://www.newssun. com/site/forms/ or email editor@newssun.comM aA IL/DROP OO F F2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, Fla., 33870The high costs of saying noTheyre going to have to get used to it. I speak of the school students who are complaining about the taste of their governmentfunded school grub. As part of the 2010 Nation al School Lunch Program, you see school distr icts that want federal funding to feed their kids must follow stringent nutritional guidelines designed to curb childhood obesity Schools must pr ovide fruits and vegetables daily, reduce sodium, trans fats and saturat ed fats, offer more whole grains and switch to fat-fr ee or lo wfat milk. They must also abide by strict calorie minimums ac cording to the age groups and gr ades of school diners extend well beyond schoolmeal programs. The U.S. Department of Agricultures Smart S nacks in School pr ogram re chines, and any other schoolr un food ser vices, ditch soda pop, candy bars, doughnuts and potato chips in favor of healthier fare, such as grano la bars. While some school districts are nding ways to make half-decent food within the str ict limitations they face, many others are falling short. Schoolkids across the country are taking to YouTube and social media to complain about the taste and ho w the small portions cause their stomachs to growl all day. But theyre just going to have to get used to it. Look, kids, government bu reaucrats in faraway Washington, D.C., have your best inter ests at heart. They think your school distr icts you and your parents are too dumb to gure out how to eat right. Regrettably, they have a point. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Pre vention, obesity has doubled teens over the past 30 years. And, as our government continues its massive expansion into ev er y area of our personal lives telling us what insurance coverage we must and must not buy for instance school meals are expanding, too. This year, the feds will fund 5.6 billion lunches and snacks for more than 32 million chil dren at a cost of some $12 billion twice what the government spent a little more than a decade ago That giv es the well-intentioned bureaucrats at the USDA po w er. And they are us ing their power to determine what schoolkids must and must not eat. I admit that my school lunches w ere not very good when I because my parents, not the government, were responsible for packing my lunch. I dont know how they did it, but every single day I got a bo logna sandwich glued together with warm mayonnaise and two end pieces of br ead. As unappetizing as my lunch es often w ere, I know now that this was the price my generation paid for freedom. S ee since most kids relied on parents, rather than the government, for food and pretty much ev er ything else, the government lacked the means to boss us ar ound. S ometimes, my mother came through with peanut butter and jelly on fresh bread, with butterscotch pudding and giant oatmeal raisin cookies for desser t items that schools are forbidden from selling now. In any event, to paraphrase an old saying, a government big enough to feed millions of its nations schoolkids is big enough to determine what the ingredients, fat content and portion sizes must be. So, kids, if your school is ac cepting federal funds to feed you, y oure going to have to get used to the taste. Besides, if you think the government grub tastes bad, wait until y ou get a taste of the high taxes your generation will pay to cover the trillions in debt your country racked up before you graduated from high school. B on appetit!Tom Purcell, author of Misadven tures of a 1970s Childhood and Com ical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a W orld Gone Nutty! is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor colum nist. Send comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinon of the writer not nec essarily those of the News-Sun staf fThe taste of government control GUEST COLUMNTom Purcell People all 7 billon of us sprinkled gener ously across earth ar e differ ent. We dont look the same, or act the same. We are different people with different aws and perfections, and we should all ac cept each others differences. But that only happens in a per fect world, and, unfortunately, we dont live in a perfect world, so I have concluded that whatever you do good or bad people will always criticize you. I took a psychology class this summer that talked a great deal about self-actualization. Per sonally, I think it is the most efcient way to go about being happy with y ou. It seems crystal clear to me that without self-acceptance, you will cease to exist as a pr osper ous individual. By nature, we yearn for the acceptance of those around us and hav e a tendency to succumb to is for some reason a fundament of many young lives. We hold back our feelings and hide them, drowning in thoughts and the idea of our exterior. Im not saying I have no inse curities, because that would be a big fat ugly lie, but taking our insecurities and weighing them like a gr ain of salt will make life a whole lot easier. There is only one of me and one of you, why should you want freaks of nature; thats the beauty of things and even the people who seem ste different, acts differ ent and should totally embrace their differences. Otherwise, the world would be a complete oasis of gr ay, with no color. So the moral of the story is: Dont live your life to impress others, live life to impress your self. Be the best you can be for y ou, and y our own personal wel fare. Be happy with you for you, you are and say what you feel, because those who mind dont matter, and those who matters dont mind.Gauri Persad is a Sebring High School student. The News-Sun encourag es students to express their opinions, which are their own and not neces sarily those of the News-Sun staff.Embrace your differences GUEST COLUMNGauri Persad 850CALORIE -=_V" WOULD YOU LIKE BREAD WITH YOUR WATER?"........................................................... ...............................................

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A6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 5, 2014 www.newssun.com outside Miami, one of which is Sebring. Students have also complained to State Senator Denise Grimsley herself a nurse whose ofce contacted C urtis Austin, executive director of the F lor ida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. He said he has elded calls and asked students to send written complaints to the Florida Depart ment of Educations C ommission on I ndependent Education a r egulator y agency enforcing laws on higher education, including consumer pr otection, institutional policies and licensing. Those same displaced students met W ednesday with ofcials at S outh Florida S tate C ollege in hopes of continuing training to become nurses. One is Jennifer Huddleston of Sebring, who quit a job at Ager o to study nursing, received $4,700 in a student loan in April and r eceiv ed $4,700 in a student loan on Aug. 18, the same day Azure College President/ CEO Jhonson Napoleon called a mandatory meeting to tell nursing students that they no longer had nancial aid at the S ebring campus. When she applied for nancial aid, H uddleston said, Azure ofcials had her report her location as the M iami campus which is r eected on her disbursement statements H uddleston said after nancial aid was canceled, N apoleon told them they could pay tuition themselves $4,000 for licensed practical nurse or $12,000 for r egister ed nurse courses or they could attend at the M iami campus on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. She and her mother, Barbara Huddleston, share a vehicle, so taking it three days straight to Miami was not an option. Napoleon was not available for comment Thursday. Once the bulk of stu dents withdrew from classes ther e werent enough students to continue and the courses closed, Jennifer Huddleston said. N ow all of us have wasted six months, Jennifer Huddleston said. I always wanted to do (nursing) since I was little. Jennifer Huddleston said she lled out pa perwork on Aug. 22 for tr anscr ipts and was told it would take three to ve days. Then she was told the transcripts were being held in lieu of tuition payment or repayment of the loan. She said she has been unable to get calls back from staff in Se bring or Miami. The situation has infuriated Barbara Huddleston, who said she and her daughter waited more than two hours at A zur e in Sebring to speak to the dean, with no r esults She also said had to buy her daughters books and uniform because of snags in being able to use her nancial aid from the start. J ennifer H uddleston said the training received from Azure was substandar d. S he said she even had to write out tests for a teacher who didnt have computer skills. This kid fr om day one was teaching her self, Barbara Huddleston said. N o w Jennifer Hud dleston may have a chance to get taught at SFSC. Leana R evell, SFSC vice-president for Stu dent and Educational S er vices, said she met Wednesday with 2530 students who wanted to get started right away O ne option is an abbreviated 12-week course of study along with ve general edu cation courses for students who need to get back on tr ack, she said. ( Were) trying to assist them in any way w e can, Revell said. Its part of our respon sibility to the community. T r anscripts would be handled on a caseby-case basis, Revell said. Azure is accredited through the Accrediting Bureau of Health E ducation Schools while SFSC is accredited by the Southern Association of C olleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and the course quality and peer -reviews dont match, she said. If Azure cant or wont provide transcripts, Revell said SFSC could treat the situation as if the documents were permanently lost, but Austin said that wouldnt be necessary. He said the student is protected by the Com mission on Independent Education, which can secur e those tr anscripts for them. I t wont be tomor row, Austin said, but added that it would happen. The C.I.E. holds a lot of people to the re. Credits may not transfer, but Rev ell pledged that SFSC would do what it could to help As for nancial aid, she said federal guidelines set nancial aid eligibility based on ho w much nancial aid a student has used. Any outstanding balances at Azure or any other college could affect that. A ccor ding to the Azure College blog, the school was started in 2004 by medical practitioners and was later bought and transformed into Florida E ducational I nstitute. In June 2011, the name changed to Azure College. The Sebring location at 2940 U.S. 27 S. opened in 2012. rfntbbrb AmazingHomes, AordablePrices rf ntbrt fb $99,500 $490permonthMortgageRate4.25%30YearLoan PrincipleandInterestOnly 3077504 Phil Attinger/News-SunBarbara Huddleston (left) said although her daughter, Jennifer (right) had federal student loans through Azure College, she still had to buy books and uniforms for her so she could attend classes. Jennifer said nursing is something she has wanted to do since she was a girl. She now worries it may be out of reach. Phil Attinger/News-SunJennifer Huddleston of Sebring has a record of receiving approximately $4,700 on two occasions this year while enrolled at Azure College to study nursing. One of those payments came the day Jhonson Napoleon, Azure president and CEO, told students federal nancial aid was no longer available at the Sebring site. Huddleston said when she applied, school ocials told her to give her location as Miami, not Sebring as noted in the school information since that campus was eligible to disburse nancial aid. AZURE FROM PAGE A A 1 BY LARR YY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER AVON PARK A 13-yearold boy was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a classmate. The incident, as it is alleged to have happened, occurred in August. The incident began when the victim s mother noticed the victim, age 12, had what looked like a hickey on her neck. Upon asking the victim about this, the victim lied and said she had fallen and bumped her neck into a dresser in her room. The victims mother nal ly confronted her about this, and the victim confessed that she had been sexually assaulted by a classmate she met in ISS (in-school suspension) the previous year. A ccor ding to the victim, she met with the defendant, who was 12 at the time, on Aug. 10 between 2 / a.m. and 3 / a.m. F rom there they alleg edly went to the house of a fr iend of the defendant, where the two of them went into a barn and were allegedly locked in by something heavy mo v ed in front of the door, according to an arrest report. It was inside the barn that the victim alleges to have been raped by the defen dant. When pr esented with a photo lineup, the victim indicated the defendant as her attacker When the defendant was questioned by law enforcement about leaving a hickey on the victim s neck, the ar rest report states the defendant became very quiet and did not answ er . It was also discovered through text messages that the defendant told the victim he had violated his cur few, which was 6:30 / p.m., by leaving in the early mor ning hours to meet the victim. 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www.newssun.comFriday, September 5, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A7 Regional Medical Center, where Dr. Arthur Williams discovered a hole in her skull that penetrated the brain barrier. He had her immediately airlifted to All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg, wher e she had sur gery on her eye and skull. But the story isnt about what happened to Morgan as much as it is about what happened afterward. I t star ted almost immediately. Morgans mom, Erica Douberly, was clutching a bleeding M or gan to her and was in fullon mom panic mode about how long the ambulance was taking to get there. Morgan, who was squalling according to Erica, stopped, looked up at her mom and said, Mommy, Im gonna be OK. A calmness just came over me, Erica said. After that 17-minute ride to St. Pete, Morgans attitude kept helping everyone take the stress in stride. Anybody who is Facebook friends with Heather Howell got treated to several episodes of the Morgan Douberly Show in the following days. And if you saw one of the short videos, there was no way not to smile. From taking her medicine to playing air hockey yes, there is an air hockey table in the hos pital Morgan somehow made being in the hospital look fun. And she makes it sound like fun, too. I got Oreo milkshakes every day, she said. Erica said All Childrens both the facility and the staff is amazing. Its like a resort for hurt kids, she said. The video taken the evening she was able to open her eye again (doctors had said it would take two weeks it took two days), opens with an enthusi astic Hey guys! My eye is open today and I m verrrrry excited! She sounded like a little girl talking about what S anta left her. She also found the time to go across the hall to the cancer ward and give some of her balloons to 19-month-old Carson, who didn t have a parade of visitors like she did. He was really sick, M organ said of the visit. When I met Morgan on Mon day, I asked her what she thought about all that had happened to her, pretty much the rst thing out of her mouth was I got to ride in a helicopter! And Daddy took a video of it! She was much more inter ested in her other visitors that day S oa, E lsa, Belle and Anna from Frozen (courtesy of Moore Performing Arts) than she was talking about what happened. M or gan has no fear of dogs, despite her ordeal. In one video, as she prepares to give her self some medicine (the red kind and the white kind w er e yucky, FYI) she points at her eye and matter-of-factly says Im at the hospital. Zeus did this, but thats OK. Part of the protocol at All Chil drens is to give kids who have been bitten b y a dog a chance to interact with a therapy dog, so a greyhound was brought just outside the door of Morgans room. But it was up to Morgan to notice it and react. Her reaction, Chad said, was to jump off the bed, run over to the the dog and give it a big hug. She wanted (the dog) to stay forever. While Morgan may be OK with big dogs, Mom says she wont be around anything big ger than a guinea pig for a long time ev en though she doesnt hold any grudges against Zeus. People say I should be mad and angry, but you have to look at the situation as it is. He re acted the way he was trained to Erica said, adding that there was an adult in the room at the time because Morgan wasnt allowed to play with Zeus unless an adult was ther e Its a tale of two tragedies, Chad said. Zeus family was also trauma tized by what happened. And now they are also dealing with the loss of Zeus, who was much more than just a pet. K-9 ofcers and their dogs are partners. And that par tnership had been together for over seven years. Two families were impacted here, Chad said. While Morgan is back to acting like a typical 5-year-old girl (E r ica said she about had a conniption when she caught her doing a car twheel not long after coming home), ther e is still a long r oad of r ecovery left. Her eye was severely damaged. Shes going to need at least two mor e sur geries to rebuild her eyelid and tear ducts, and no w the family is lear ning many more may be needed to corr ect additional damage They have insurance, but it only goes so far. A GoFundMe.com page appropriately called Morans beautiful eyes! has been set up to help the family pay for the expenses that insurance doesnt cover http://www.gofundme. com/dtaxbc). The goal is at least $18,000. There has also been an account set up at Heartland Na tional Bank. Click on the link. Or stop b y the bank. H owever you do it, make a donation and help Morgan keep smiling.Scott Dressel is editor of the NewsSun. He can be reached at 863-3856155 ext. 516 or editor@newssun.com. MORGAN FROM PAGE A A 1 Scott Dressel/News-SunMorgan Douberly goofs o with Anna from Frozen, who made a surprise visit to Morgans house on Monday.45 degree angle to the Earth. I heard someone calling my name. I stopped and looked around, but neither one of my comrades had called my name. I looked down and there was a trip wire, about three feet off the ground, right near my boot. If I wouldve touched that trip wire, I would have been vapor ized. Livingston also r ecalled seeing enemies killed by poison gas. He said he wanted the opportunity one day to just shar e notes, to say hey, I love you like a brother. Im sorry for what happened. I love you no matter what happened, he said. I n his post-war years, af ter returning to Florida, he w ent thr ough dark times involving alcoholism, and turned to God to get out of his downward spiral. I realized if I turned it over to God and meant it, he would take (the alcohol ism) from me, he said. I r emember the meeting...I walked out of the meeting and I said here you go, God, and he pulled it right on out of me. Now, he sees a psychiatrist in Sebring. His pan ute playing days began near ly three years ago, around Chr istmas in 2011. H is psy chiatrist asked him what he enjo y ed doing, and he said he liked playing the pan ute. This prompted her to give him a challenge: get good at playing the pan ute, record an album and show it to her. Since then, Livingston has been practicing at any op portunity. He plays at Sunny Homes Retirement Home sometimes and is slated to play at his niece s wedding in November, where hell do a 10-song concert. Livingston says play ing the pan ute helps him deal with his post-tr aumatic stress disorder and Gulf War syndrome, ghting the per sonal demons that ail him ev en no w. Sometimes when I play, a tear comes out of me, he said. It comes out of my soul, my anguish and horror over realizing as a person, the things I did in the war. Im practicing because I love it. Its therapeutic to me. I wouldnt say Im good yet, but Im OK. Im learning and getting better. 863-385-6155, Ext. 526 or emailed FLUTE FROM PAGE A A 1 Randy Livingston and Avon Park Historical Society member Jean Jordan at the Avon Park Annual Picnic in August. Livingston played the national anthem on a pan ute at the picnic. community programs and administrative projects manager, could get more ofce staff to help allocate the funds, since the pr ogr am still has $350,000 in it from last year. Michelle Gresham of Avon Park Lakes said that sounded like a good idea, only if the county will also in crease ofce staff in the H ighlands C ounty housing ofce. She told commissioners that when she called the ofce last Friday for certication that she had satised conditions of her loan fr om the county the ofce worker reported being a year behind on paperwork. The funds are used to prevent foreclo sures, to help residents make home r epairs and to help residents buy homes. Gresham said she had a loan from the county for repairs to her home C ommissioner Jim Brooks moved to have the county accept this years money and combine it with last y ears, but not expend any of it until the county installs a new housing committee and the motion passed unanimously D uring discussions, Benson said the reason why the county doesn t have a housing committee yet is a lack of inter est. Lets concentrate a little more on this one: Get the word out, said Commission Chair Greg Harris. Benson said the ad visory committee by law must be 11 people: O ne in r esidential home building in connection with affordable housing. O ne in banking or mortgage industry in connection with affordable housing. One representative of home building labor in connection with affordable housing. O ne adv ocate for low-income per sons in connection with affordable housing. O ne for -prot provider of affordable housing. O ne not-for -prot provider of affordable housing. O ne r eal estate professional in connection with affordable housing. O ne on the local planning agency. One who lives in the county. One who represents employers in the county. One representative of essential services personnel. Commissioner Don Elwell, who was re luctant to approve the funds without an advisory committee recommendation, asked if the county couldn t just ll the slots nor mally reserved for pr ofessionals in housing elds with av erage citiz ens instead. B enson said that Florida law states the seats have to be allocated to people in cer tain pr ofessions. If no one is available in those elds, then seats can be lled by someone who works in that gener al industr y. Brooks asked if a following item to approve a partner ship with the Florida Housing Initiative I nc might help provide some personnel to r un and monitor the program. While Benson said it would, County Attorney Ross Macbeth cautioned that the advisory committee and ad ministration is not as cr ucial as having staff to handle the paper work. W e need to hire us some people who are qualied and capable of processing loans properly, Macbeth said. Clerk of the Courts Bob Germaine said people from his ac counting staff could help and when E lwell suggested contracting with his ofce, Ger maine said he could get the job done H owever, he also said running such a program is a major undertaking, and B r ooks advised against laying this task on the clerks ofce. SHIP FROM PAGE A A 1 I4/'wAA0lglqLILr t.\oy PvRK MOytr:a;nr

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www.newssun.comFriday, September 5, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A9 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. Cheer leader BBQ SEBRING The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will be holding their annual Chicken B arbeque fundr aising dinner on Friday, Sept. 19, from 3 7 / p .m. It will be held at Firemans Field, dine in or take out are avail able. All pick-ups and dining-in will take place at the main entr ance of the Fair Grounds near the baseball eld. The dinners include chicken, cooked by our very own Sebring Firemen, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie and a roll all for the low cost of $7 per din ner. Tickets ar e available from any Sebring Cheerleader or please call 381-8770. P lease help support these young athletes. Cheers and thanks for your support. Lake Placid AllSport 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-S por t Passes. The All-Sport Passes will grant admission to all r egular 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 gr eat discount over paying individual admission for each game F ootball Season tickets are now available for all r egular season home football games. The season tickets allow fans to secure reserved seating to all r egular 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 wnclub@gmail.com for mor e infor mation. Champions Club Golf Tourney AVON PARK This years 2nd Annual Avon Park Champi ons Club golf tournament will be held at Riv er G reens Golf Club on Saturday, 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 di rector Chet Brojek at cbr ojek@comcast.net or call him at (863) 712-3524 to have an entry form sent to you. Entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 15, so get those teams to gether and join in the fun. Sebr ing Chamber 5K SEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Com merce announces its 3r d Annual M ajor Thomas B. McGuire Jr. 5K and 1 Mile Veteran Honor Walk. The race will take place on Saturday, Oc tober 4, at 8 / a.m. at Highlands H ammock State Park. The event will have two portions: a traditional 5K race, followed by a 1-mile veteran honor walk to sho w suppor t for all veterans who have served, past and present. All v eter ans register ing for the event will r eceiv e a special race shirt recognizing them for their service to our country. In addition to the 1-mile honor walk, the Sebring Chamber will also donate 10-per cent of the race entry pr oceeds to the H onor Flight Network, an or ganization that transports veterans to Washington D.C. to celebrate their stories as a veteran to be honored. The early entr y fee is $20, which includes a commemorative tshirt if registered by Sept. 26. Entries from Sept. 27 through race day are $25, but a shirt is not guaranteed. Veterans and chil dren 12 and under qualify for a reduced entry fee of $10 if registered by Sept. 26, or $15 if r egister ed from Sept. 27 through race day. Registration will take place from 7:007:45 / a.m. on the day of the race. For more race in formation, to register, or to sponsor the ev ent, please contact the Sebring Chamber at (863) 385-8448, contact infor mation@ sebr ing.org, or visit the Sebring Chamber ofce at 227 US 27 N or th, Sebring. NU-HOPE Fun 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. Awards will be giv en 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@ nuhope.org. You may also visit our website at www. nuhopeelder car e.org 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 Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 / a.m. P lease 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. Haunted Halloween 5K/10K AVON PARK Ridge Area Arcs Sixth Annu al Halloween 5K/10K R ace will hav e a haunted twist this year on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 / a.m. in H ighlands Hammock State Park. The race, coordinat ed by Chet Brojek, will benet Ridge Ar ea Ar c, providing opportunities for individuals with intellectual and dev elopmental disabilities. Ther e will also be a One Mile Fun Run for kids under 10. Awards will be given to the 5K and 10K o v erall male and female winners; rst, second and thir d place nishers in each age category; participant with the most money raised for the Arc; and the best Halloween Costume. Early entry fee is $20, which includes a Dri-Fit shirt. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 21 through race day, the fee is $25. Shirts are guaran teed for early registrations only. Childr en 10 and under may par ticipate for $10, but a shir t is not included at this rate. The registration fee also includes admission to the park. Checks should be made payable and mailed to Ridge Area Arc, 120 W. College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. Donations raised may be turned in the day of the race. Entry forms and pledge sheets are available at the Arc, on Facebook at Ridge Area Arc, at www. ridgeareaarc.org, or by e-mail at rbeckman@ ridgeareaarc.org. Call Rhonda Beck man at 452-1295, ext. 112 with any questions. VotedFASTEST OILCHANGE 12Yearsina Row!WESERVICE DIESELS ANDSEMIS. FLEET ACCOUNTS WELCOME.MOTORHOMES,OILCHANGE, FULLSERVICE:471-0700|3447U.S.South,Sebring(acrossfromDunkinDonuts)RACETHRU KWIKLUBE RACETHRU KWIKLUBE$39.95AND UP 3081131 SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTSCOMING UPHigh School Football Today Sebring vs. Okeechobee, 7:30 p.m.; Avon Park at Mulberry, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Moore Haven, 7 p.m. High School Volleyball Monday Lake Placid at Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m. todayTODAY A uU TO RA cC I NG cC OLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF MM AJOR LEAG uU E BA SEBALL TENNIS S aturdayATURDAY A uU TO RA cC I NG BOXING cC OLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF MAJOR LEAG uU E BA SEBALL TENNIS SpSP ORTS OO N TV ScSC ORE BOARDMLBAmerican LeagueEast W L Pct GB Baltimore 81 57 .587 New Y ork 71 66 .518 9 Toronto 71 67 .514 10 Tampa Ba y 67 73 .479 15 Boston 61 78 .439 20 Central W L Pct GB Kansas City 77 61 .558 Detroit 76 63 .547 1 Cleveland 71 66 .518 5 Chicago 63 76 .453 14 Minnesota 61 78 .439 16 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 83 55 .601 Oakland 79 60 .568 4 Seattle 75 63 .543 8 Houston 61 79 .436 23 Texas 53 86 .381 30 Wednesda ys Games Seattle 2, Oakland 1 N.Y. Yankees 5, Boston 1 Baltimore 6, Cincinnati 0 Cleveland 7, Detroit 0 Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 4 Minnesota 11, Chicago White Sox 4 Houston 4, L.A. Angels 1 Kansas City 4, Texas 1 Thursdays Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, late Cincinnati at Baltimore, late Detroit at Cleveland, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Seattle at Texas, late L.A. Angels at Minnesota, late Fridays Games Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-9) at Cleveland (House 2-3), 7:05 / p.m. Kansas City (Shields 12-7) at N.Y Yankees (Pineda 3-3), 7:05 / p.m. San F rancisco (Peavy 3-4) at Detroit (Porcello 15-9), 7:08 / p.m. Baltimore (W .Chen 14-4) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 9-7), 7:10 / p.m. T oronto (Hutchison 9-11) at Boston (Buchholz 6-8), 7:10 / p.m. Seattle (Iw akuma 13-6) at Texas (S.Baker 3-3), 8:05 / p.m. L.A. Angels (Undecided) at Minnesota (No lasco 5-10), 8:10 / p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 4-10) at Oakland (Samardzija 4-4), 10:05 / p.m.National LeagueEast W L Pct GB Washington 79 59 .572 Atlanta 73 67 .521 7 Miami 67 71 .486 12 New Y ork 66 74 .471 14 Philadelphia 64 75 .460 15 Central W L Pct GB St. Louis 76 63 .547 Milwauk ee 73 66 .525 3 Pittsburgh 71 68 .511 5 Cincinnati 66 73 .475 10 Chicago 64 76 .457 12 W est W L Pct GB Los Angeles 78 62 .557 San Francisco 76 64 .543 2 San Diego 66 72 .478 11 Arizona 58 81 .417 19 Colorado 56 84 .400 22 Wednesda ys Games Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 1, Pittsburgh 0 Colorado 9, San Francisco 2 Washington 8, L.A. Dodgers 5, 14 innings Baltimore 6, Cincinnati 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 3 Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 2 Arizona 6, San Diego 1 Thursdays Games Cincinnati at Baltimore, late St. Louis at Milwaukee, late Arizona at San Diego, late Fridays Games Pittsburgh (Worley 6-4) at Chicago Cubs (Dou bront 1-0), 2:20 / p.m. Philadelphia (Je.Williams 3-0) at Washington (Strasburg 11-10), 7:05 / p.m. San F rancisco (Peavy 3-4) at Detroit (Porcello 15-9), 7:08 / p.m. Atlanta (Harang 10-9) at Miami (Cosar t 3-1), 7:10 / p.m. N.Y Mets (B.Colon 12-11) at Cincinnati (Simon 13-9), 7:10 / p.m. St. Louis (Lacke y 2-1) at Milwaukee (Fiers 4-2), 8:10 / p.m. San Diego (Stults 6-15) at Colorado (Matzek 4-9), 8:40 / p.m. Arizona (Nuno 0-4) at L.A. Dodger s (Haren 1110), 10:10 / p.m.MLSEASTERN W L T Pts GF GA D.C. 14 8 4 46 42 30 Sporting KC 12 9 6 42 38 32 New England 11 12 3 36 37 37 Toronto FC 9 10 6 33 35 40 Columbus 8 9 9 33 35 34 Philadelphia 8 9 9 33 41 41 New York 7 8 10 31 39 38 Chicago 5 6 14 29 32 37 Houston 8 13 4 28 28 46 Montreal 5 15 5 20 27 45 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Seattle 16 7 3 51 48 35 Los Angeles 13 5 7 46 48 27 Real Salt Lake 11 5 10 43 40 31 FC Dallas 12 8 6 42 45 34 Por tland 8 8 10 34 44 43 Vancouver 7 6 12 33 33 34 Colorado 8 12 6 30 37 40 San Jose 6 10 8 26 29 33 Chivas USA 6 14 6 24 23 44 NOTE: Three points for victory one point for tie. Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 1, Toronto FC 0 New England 3, Sporting Kansas City 1 Seattle FC 4, Chivas USA 2 Fridays Games Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 / p.m.WNBA PlayoffsCONFERENCE 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 Chicago 2, Indiana 1 Indiana 77, Chicago 70 Chicago 86, Indiana 84, 2OT Chicago 75, Indiana 62 Western Conference Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1 Phoenix 85, Minnesota 71 Minnesota 82, Phoenix 77 Phoenix 96, Minnesota 78 FINALS (Best-of-5) Sunday: Chicago at Phoenix, 3:30 / p.m. T uesday, Sept. 9: Chicago at Phoenix, 9 / p.m. F riday, Sept. 12: Phoenix at Chicago, 8 / p.m. x-Sunda y, Sept. 14: Phoenix at Chicago, 5:30 / p.m. x-W ednesday, Sept. 17: Chicago at Phoenix, 9 / p.m. -1

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A10 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 5, 2014 www.newssun.com with Mulberry on the road tonight. And while Mulber rys offense was similarly inefcient in their opening-w eek loss, its defense only allowed one score to Ft. Meade in the 7-0 defeat. When you go back and watch the lm against Frostproof, the rst two times on defense we did real well, head coach Wade Jackson said. Then once we gave up the snap over the head for a touchdown, we deated. We are having trou ble believing in our selves, he added. F ootball is like a roller coaster. You will hav e y our ups and downs, we have to learn how to get past that. In Lake Placid, last weeks last-minute de feat at the hands of C elebr ation has been a help for the Dragons in practice this week. I think the close loss, and knowing we should have won, is motivating us, head coach Jason Robinson said. We have had good days of practice. Lake Placid will be facing a Moore Haven squad that took a 37-0 loss to a strong Dade Christian team last week. Which might seem like an easy task, though there are chal lenges for the Dragons. They featur e some speed and talented skill guys, Robinson said. We will have to pay attention to for mations and nd their key guys befor e the snap of the ball. But I think we match up well with them in terms of size and speed, he contin ued. So I see another oppor tunity to win. Lake Placid and Avon Park kick off to night at 7 / p.m., while the Blue S treaks are slated for a 7:30 / p .m. kickoff at Firemens Field. FB FROM PAGE A A 8past Avon Park 23-17 and win the game at 2518. Game three followed the trend of the rst two with neither team having more than a twopoint lead. And like the rst two games Avon Park held a lead at 17-16. Also like the rst two games, the Green Drag ons went on a six-point r un to take the lead 2217 and soon seal the 2518 victor y. We have been working on that pulling away late in games said Bauder. That happened to us in DeSoto and they learned that they hav e to nish games, otherwise good teams will come back and take it away from them. They did not like it when DeSoto did it to them. At a loss for words, Avon Park head coach Shane Wirries point ed out the 17 phenomenon. I t seems we get 17 or 18 and we give them six in a row, he said. I dont know what to do as a coach to change that, I said what Ive got to say, I have changed people around, it just seems that right at that point we give up ve or six points. Despite the loss, Wir ries stated that he was not discour aged. You know you can beat them, you are right there, said Wirries. Things just seem to tilt the other way. It is going to be exciting every time w e play . Keuanna Robinson led the Red Devils with seven kills, Krystal Rive ra had 46 digs and Aaliya Eastburn had 22 assists. F or Lake P lacid, Maddie Wilson served up four aces D ani Daigel had 24 digs and Jacalyn Baldwin had four kill shots. Both teams have the Frostproof Bulldogs slated as their next op ponent. Lake P lacid play ed Frostproof at home Thursday and Avon Park travels to Frostproof on Tuesday. LP FROM PAGE A A 8 James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks Aaliya Eastburn (7) gets her shot attempt blocked by Lake Placids Jacalyn Baldwin.called the Sexy Spoon. Available in two sizes; 4 and 5 , the Sexy Spoon is offered in six different colors. Whats really surprising is the way the Sexy S poon sinks As you rip the bait forward and let it drop, instead of falling straight down, it actually utters and sinks slo wly in r everse, going away from you. This allows the bait to fall back into the spot you originally cast it in to. So if your bass sh ing has slowed down and y ou re tired of shing that shallow water thats already been shed b y ev ery other sherman, move out to deeper water, nd some baitsh or structure and try shing a spoon. You might be sur pr ised at how easy it is and ho w pr oductive it can be. REDS II This has been a par ticularly tough summer for REDS II, near ly causing us to close the stor e and go out of business. But we are still hanging on and contrary to what many of our customers believe, we are still open. O ur stor e hours have changed, opening at 9 / a.m. and closing at 3 / p .m., but we are open six days a week, Mon day through Friday. O ur selection of tackle has nev er been better, with many items mar ked do wn as much as 50-percent to make room for new tackle coming in later this fall. Im condent business will pick up as the w eather cools off and the snowbirds return but stop in and check us out and get ready for the best shing of the year!Don Norton is a profession FISH FROM PAGE A A 8 In diving, Ambrielle Myers took rst with 127.10 points and Mary Patterson was second with 119.50 for Sebring. Byron Cobb took second for the Streaks with a scor e of 213.70. D ragons Garret Main took third with 152.10 and fourth went to Jarred Browning with 133.50. Hali Pollard came in rst in the 100 y for Lake Placid while Streak Silva came in third. Edgemon, for Se bring, placed rst in under one minute in the bo ys 100 y and eight seconds behind was Lake Placids Travis Russell. Dragons Webber-Cal lahan placed rst in the girls 100 fr ee with Courtney Sapp second. Peeples came in rst for Lake Placid on the boys side, while Bullard came in third for S tr eaks. Emma Mooring came in at 6:16.26 to win the girls 500 free for the Dragons as Sebrings Silva took third. Hilton Teal took sec ond for the Lake Placid bo ys in the ev ent, while High came in third for the Streaks. Creel, Taylor, Teal and Webber-Callahan won the girls 200 free relay. Amanda Copeland, Patterson, Hagen and Anna Frietas took third for the Lady Streaks. Isaac McLean, Lance Feagley, Clayton Wal dron and Sapp took rst for Lake P lacid in the boys 200 free relay while Matthew Suter meister, Reese Helvey, L uke S mith and Evan Reed took third for Sebring. D y e then took rst by .5 seconds from Dion in the girls 100 back. Mason Million won for Lake Placid and High took third for the Streaks on the boys side. Rachel Shatter came in rst and then Creel second for Dragons in the girls 100 breast, while Sebrings Simp son nished third. B r own came close to clipping one minute in the boys event by thr ee seconds to come in rst for Lake Placid and Chynoweth came in third. Dye, Pollard, Sapp and Webber-Callahan came in rst for Lake Placid in the girls 400 free relay, while Blue Streaks Dion, Silva, Simpson and K. Smith tagged in for third. The boys ended the night with Lake Placid in rst for the 400 free relay consisting of Pee ples, Russell, Million and B r own. Then Sebring nished in second with High, Chynoweth, Bullard and Edgemon. SWIM FROM PAGE A A 8 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR SEBRING Blue Streak volleyball had an easier time of things Tuesday night in a three-set sweep of visiting Moore Haven. After last Thurs days loss on the road at O keechobee Sebring had gotten a glimpse of the lev el of competitiveness they needed to play at and it showed against the Terriers. After a 25-12, open ing-set win, the Lady S tr eaks took the second set 25-16 and closed it out with a dominating, 25-9 win. I kept telling them to run things faster, head coach Venessa Sinness said. After facing O keechobee we needed to keep playing up to that level and we did. Our serve receive was great and I was impressed with how we played. Even in the second set, our serving was off, we missed at least four serves, so thats why it was as close as it was. Caylin Webb lead the offense with 12 kills on the night, with Han nah Gotsch and Hanna Kaszubowski adding seven each. K ylie B owers set up the offense with 21 assists, while Kiersten M cS heffery dished out 14. Cadie OHern had four blocks to lead the front-line defense and Sam Allison totaled nine digs to lead the back. The Streaks opened up their district sched ule Thursday night against D eS oto, and Sinness knew what she needed from her team in order to succeed. W e need our middles to be more consistent in order to beat D eS oto, she said. We werent consis tent enough there tonight, so we need to make sur e and wor k on that. Sebring goes back out of district play Monday and into rivalry mode with a visit fr om Lake P lacid.Lady Streaks topple Terriers Dan Hoehne/News-SunAbove left: Hannah Kaszubowski blocks this Moore Haven scoring attempt for the Lady Streaks Tuesday. Above right: Caylin Webb swings through one of her team-high 12 kills in Sebrings Tuesday win over Moore Haven. minOv,.. .111 M' y `:e-'l ,.12

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L IVING BFriday, September 5, 2014 Photos courtesy of Getty ImagesStep 1: Verify Your Homeowners Insurance Covers Storm DamageNearly all homeowners carry some form of insur ance on their home, as required by their mortgage lender. But policies can vary, and the after math of a powerful storm is no time to nd out youre under insured. To ensure your homeowners policy adequately covers your needs, take time to review the policy every year at renewal time, and any time you make any signicant improvements to your home. Check that the coverage amount for your main residence accurately reects the nished square footage of your home, including any upgrades or changes such as a newly renovated bathroom or expanded deck struc ture. Also conrm that the replacement cost your homeowners insur ance agent has deter mined is consistent with what you would expect to pay to rebuild your home. In addition, take time to understand any exclusions, especially those for weather-related inci dents. For example, many homeowners insur ance policies do not automatically include ood protection. Finally, take time to thoroughly document your personal possessions with video or still images and record their value. Store the documen tation in a safe place, such as a safety deposit box or remoteaccess electronic le, that you will be able to access in the event of an emer gency. Not only will this help expedite your claim if you need to replace items, but youll have a list ready when you face the daunt ing task of replacing your belongings.Keep Up on Home MaintenanceStepping outside after a signicant storm is no time to remember that you forgot to trim the tree or secure a loose section of fencing. Making time to provide ongoing home maintenance for exterior features of your home, such as landscaping, decking, siding, roong and shutters, will ensure they are in good function when bad weather strikes. While little can be done to prevent damage from high-impact storms, routinely checking that every thing is in good repair will minimize the chances of preventable destruction. As you assess your home and yard, ask yourself: Are the trees and shrubs properly trimmed and set far enough away from structures that they are un likely to topple in high winds? Are shutters afxed securely to the house? Are there any cracked or oth erwise weakened windows that should be replaced to prevent shattering during a storm?Prepare for Backup Power Loss of power is one of the most common occur rences in severe weather. And the nancial impact of outage-related expenses (e.g. spoiled food replacement, supply purchases or home repair) can add up quickly. Storm-related power loss can be costly for a fam ily, said Greg Inwood, vice president for Briggs & Stratton Standby Power. An unexpected power loss can result in a number of inconveniences if the outage requires special arrangements such as meals out and overnight hotel stays. One way to prepare for a weather-related power outage is by installing a standby generator in advance of the storm season. Fortunately, attaining the safety and comfort provided by a standby generator during a storm event has become more reasonable thanks to emerging technology that has made generators smaller, smarter and, therefore, more affordable. In the past, having a generator was cost-prohibitive for many house holds, said Amanda Grandy, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton Standby Power, which is the exclusive licensee of GE Gener ator Systems. Today, technology has advanced to make owning a standby generator far more affordable for the average family. Improved technology features such as GEs Symphony II power management system, which manages a homes power demands auto matically and electronically during an outage, allow more of a homes lights and appliances up to two AC units to be powered with a smaller standby genera tor. A home that would typically need a larger 20 kW home generator to power all of the homes power demands could now be powered with GEs 10 kW unit paired with Symphony II technology. The smaller, more affordable 10 kW home generators also boast the smallest footprint on the market, making it ideal for homes with tight lot lines. Learn more about the home standby genera tors available to home owners at www.gegenerators.com. Common Types of Backup GeneratorsA power outage is a common re sult of weather-related emergen cies, but its also one of the easi est to correct by using a generator. There are two common genera tor types: portable generators and standby generators. Typically powered by gasoline, it is lower in cost and doesnt require in stallation time, but it can only power a few items for a few hours. It requires professional installation outside the home. It is powered by natural gas or liq uid pro pane and turns on automati cally during a utility power outage to keep a homes lights, furnace, AC units and other appliances on while the power is out.Having an emergency preparedness kit of items that your household may need in an emergency situation is criti cal. Basic utilities such as electricity, gas, water, sewage and phone service may be unavailable after a storm strikes, so the kit should contain food, water, any necessary medications, lighting and backup battery supplies. FAMILY FEATURES Preparing for an unexpected emergency, especially one brought on by severe weather, is one of the most important ways you can protect your home and family. Proactively addressing storm-related issues ranging from property damage to power outages can minimize a potentially disastrous situation.Emergency Preparedness Kit WHYMER GENCY PREPAREDNESS-..MATTERSTIPS TO PREVENT STORM DAMAGEopdew-

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 5, 2014 www.newssun.com Solution on B4PUZZLE CORNER DEAR ABBY: I have been dating Chris for almost five years. Hes my high school sweetheart. We still live with our parents, but we feel were ready to move out and start our lives together. The issue is I have a cat (Silky) and a dog named Chips; Chris cant stand them. He has said he doesnt want Silky to live in our home and he would make her an outdoor cat. He also doesnt want Chips to come with us because Chips can be whiny and vocal. I feel its my responsibility to take my pets with me when I move out. I dont want to abandon them and leave them with my parents, and I absolutely refuse to put them up for adoption. I feel if I decide to bring them with me, Chris will make them feel miserable. Silky is afraid of him, and Chris doesnt like Chips getting close to him. I love my boyfriend, but I love my pets, too. Please tell me what to do! STUCK IN THE MIDDLE IN CALIFORNIA DEAR STUCK: Wake up! You are an animal lover; your boyfriend clearly has an antipathy toward them. Your cat is afraid of Chris because she knows he doesnt like her or he did something that scared her. If he makes Silky become an outdoor cat (or she gets loose by accident), she may be at serious risk. And your dog will be miserable on the receiving end of constant rejection. It is very important that you learn to live independently. Because Chris is your high school sweetheart and you havent dated many others, its important that you take some time and date other people before deciding to move in with ANYONE. You and Chris may care about each other, but your compatibility is in question because, face it, you two have differences. Good advice for everyone teens to seniors is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It. To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Animal lover forced to choose between boyfriend and her pets 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. Very soon, this whole structure that we all love so much will be gone, prophesies Danny Hustons wide-grinning movie studio head in Ari Folmans The Congress. Hes speaking to Robin Wright, who plays a version of herself in the film. In a meeting with Wright and her perplexed agent (Harvey Keitel), Hustons Jeff Green, the head of the wryly fictional Miramount Studios, relishes foretelling a coming doomsday for actors: a reckoning that will rid the movie business of their gross inefficiency. All the trappings of movie stardom the trailers ... the skipping out on PR ... the coke ... the sexual kinks, he glowers, is disappearing. The industry is changing, and he couldnt be happier to see picky actors like Wright vanish. What he wants is to scan her, to sample her and turn Wright, or as he says, this thing called Robin Wright, into a digital av atar that the studio can control completely. She just has to sign, never act again, and she (or specifically a younger, 34-yearold computer-generated version of her) will live on in whatever movies Miramount wants. I need Buttercup from Princess Bride, Green says. I need Jenny from Forrest Gump. This is the brilliant, high-concept start of Folmans follow-up to Waltz With Bashir, the hypnotic, Oscar-nominated, animated documentary about a (real) Israeli soldiers nightmares of regret from a 1982 massacre of Lebanese civilians. Like that film, The Congress is wholly unique hallucinogenic concoction of psychological trauma and florid cartoon. A defeated Wright goes in for the scan. Her agent urges her to, lamenting the squandering of her once-promising career: Lousy choices. Lousy movies. Lousy men. Ouch. (The sound you hear is a thousand actresses shuddering.) The film shifts forward 20 years and it gets trippy in a hurry. When Wright arrives in a restricted animated zone, she drinks down a vial that converts her and her surroundings into loony, The Yellow Submarinestyle animation. The road turns to rainbow. A sperm whale breaches alongside her convertible. Youd swear Ringo is in there somewhere. Wrights avatar is now a global star, her image beamed across adverts on floating blimps. A future forecast by a cynical doctor played by Paul Giamatti has come to pass: people leave their lives behind in a bizarre, animated playground of chemically induced fantasy. Green is still presiding over Miramount, but hes now preparing for another revolution, pushing still further away from reality. He now wants to bottle celebrities like Wright, allowing them to be ingested, drunk in a milkshake. (Tom Cruise is also among the flavors.) The Congress gets lost in its surrealism and turns into a metaphysical mess. Its the whole structure of The Congress that falls apart, quite intentionally. Wrights animated odyssey is lengthy and muddled (Jon Hamm drops in as the head of animation for Miramount), and the inelegant imagery saps the film of its energy, even if it fits Folmans scheme. Yet this mad, ambitious movie is also urgent and unforgettable. The deal offered Wright (whose steely, meta performance is a marvel) isnt so far-fetched. The digital cloning of actors is well under way. The commodification of movies and celebrity is already in hyper-speed. If Wright were signing up with Marvel, the deal might not look so different. Loosely adapted from the sci-fi novel Futurological Congress by Solaris-scribe Stanislaw Lem, The Congress a trip, to be sure is busting with ideas, from ageism in Hollywood to the soullessness of digital life. 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Friday, September 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 www.newssun.com HEALTHY LIVING Many of you have wondered about the connection of vaccines and autism. The rising cases of autism worldwide have to be attributed to something right? But many wonder if its related to vaccines, mercury, GMO foods or something else? The biggest story in years broke when a leading researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helped uncover how they manipulated data and obscured a ridiculously higher incidence of autism. I mean ridiculous, upwards of 340 percent higher incidence in autism, in the African-American boys who received the MMR vaccine. Dr. William Thompson came forward after a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) was enacted. The CDC knew in 2003 (more than a decade ago!) that the risk for autism went up but key people kept it hush-hush. Like many studies that naive consumers believe, the data was statistically skewed to hide the risks from parents, pediatricians and the general public. My heart aches for all the parents who unknowingly trusted Its so sad. Dr. Thompson has worked for the government agency for over a decade and conrmed that the CDC knew about the relationship between the age of rst MMR vaccine and autism incidence in African-American boys as early as 2003, but chose to cover it up. He remarked weve missed 10 years of research because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism. Theyre not doing what they should be doing because theyre afraid to look for things that might be associated. He alleges criminal wrongdoing by his supervisors, and he expressed deep regret about his role in helping the CDC hide data. This calls into question the nine additional studies cited by the CDC as evidence denying a link between vaccines and autism. If you have a computer, the story is still unfolding and you can use the following hashtags to get the play-byplay on this story: #CDCwhistleblower and #CDCfraud. A couple of things to note here. One is that the MMR vaccine is the one in question, not all vaccines. (Im not saying all the other vaccines are safe, Im just putting this in perspective). Also, it occurred in AfricanAmerican males and specically showed a dramatically higher risk when kids were inoculated before age 3. We dont know what causes the problem, for example the vaccine itself or an additive. Finally, there is no current discussion or data regarding the impact of giving the MMR vaccine after age 3. We need to be more proactive and think big picture. Theres been a suspicion of harm for years when per fectly healthy children become disabled after a shot, or series of shots. As a population, weve followed the herd, sweeping all the disturbing stories from autism-touched families under the rug. It wont happen to my child. Now theres going to be a hostile group of parents who demand answers. The CDC isnt ready and I promise you this is one of many medical debacles to come. During the past several weeks people from all over have been dumping buckets of ice water over their heads. Is this a crazy fad? Why are they doing it? The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge involves daring someone to dump ice water over their head. It has raised awareness and millions of dollars in donations towards fighting a disease called ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a-mi-oTROE-fik LAT-ur-ul skluh-ROE-sis), or ALS, is a rapidly progressive fatal disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord. ALS is also referred to as Lou Gehrigs disease after the famous New York Yankee who died from it in 1941. In the U.S., approximately 5,600 new cases of ALS are diagnosed per year. This is about one new case every 90 minutes. ALS can affect anyone regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomics status. Usually people who develop ALS are between 40 and 75. It is more common in white, non-Hispanic men. With ALS, the nerve cells that control the voluntary muscle movement of your muscles gradually deteriorate. In approximately 60 percent of people who have ALS, muscle weakness is the initial sign. It often, but not always, begins in the hands, feet or limbs, then spreads to other parts of the body. In the beginning the symp toms may be so subtle that they can be easily overlooked. Early symptoms may include: Difficulty walking, or climbing stairs, tripping over things like a throw rug Weakness in feet, ankles or legs Weakness in hands such as dropping things Muscle cramps and twitching Foot drop and Babinskis sign are two early symptoms that your podiatrist may detect. With foot drop you are unable to lift the front of your foot, causing your toes to drag when you walk. People find themselves lifting the whole leg to keep the toes from dragging. Foot drop can be connected to brain, nerve, spinal or muscle conditions. These can include peroneal nerve injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, trauma, polio, ALS and muscular dystrophy. Babinskis sign is a reflex when the sole of the foot is tickled and the big toe turns upward instead of downwards. It is important to see your healthcare professional when you have these symptoms as early diagnosis can improve your quality of life with the use of braces called AFOs and also with respiratory support, said chiropractor Dr. Edward Vickers Jr. of Sebring, who has ALS. No one test can definitively diagnose ALS. Instead, the diagnosis of ALS is based mainly on the symptoms and sign your doctors observe and a series of tests to rule out other diseases. ALS eventually spreads to all parts of the body. The muscles of the limbs, and those that control talking, swallowing, and breathing will eventually get weaker, waste away and become paralyzed. Most people with ALS will die from respiratory failure within three to five years onset of symptoms. But, 10 percent can survive for 10 years or more. Although there is no cure, there is a medication that slows down the progression of this disease. Dr. Vickers believes the earlier you get on the medication, Riluzole, generally the longer your life expectancy. Also important, is getting enrolled in an ALS clinic through one of the teaching hospitals in the state, he said. He and his family are thankful for the public awareness the Ice Bucket Challenge has brought ALS. So the next time you are dared to dump a cold bucket of ice water on your head consider it a privilege because your donations are helping to promote awareness and research to find a cure for ALS.The reason behind the Ice Bucket ChallengeDr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Foot Care Center are located on U.S. 27. If you have any questions about foot prob lems call (863)-314-9255 or go to www.gentlefootcarecenter.com. This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure your condition. Olga LuepschenFOOTPRINTS The Gentle Foot Care Center took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge recently, with Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen (far left) getting the rst dousing. Suzy Cohen is a regis tered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. suzycohen.com. This information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition.Were you lied to about vaccines and autism? 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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 5, 2014 www.newssun.com CROSSWORD SOLUTION HEALTHY LIVING RELIGION Writing, turning keys, picking up dishes, brushing your teeth, and using tools are just a few of the many things that require pinching the thumb and forefinger. When using your thumb like this becomes painful, it is very disabling. The extensor tendons that extend the thumb and fingers go through tunnels at the wrist. For the finger tendons, it is a straight path across the back of the hand to the finger. Because the extensor for the thumb moves in many directions as the base joint of the thumb rotates, it is more vulnerable to inflammation as it rubs on the end of the tunnel. To see if this is the cause of your pain, bend your thumb across your palm towards the base of the little finger and then make a fist. If bending the fist toward the little finger is painful, then you have deQuervains Syndrome. This is treated with steroid injections, splints and anti-inflammatory medicines like Naproxen and Meloxicam. If the pain persists in spite of treatment, then a simple surgery to open the tunnel is needed. The flexor tendons that bend the thumb also go through a series of tunnels. If they become inflamed and thicken they catch and release as they go in and out of the tunnel. The sudden release that often occurs has led to the name trigger finger. Steroid injections and anti-inflammatory medication may help. If the thumb continues to trigger, then surgery is needed. Fingers can only bend and straighten, but the thumb can rotate at the basilar joint, allowing it to oppose the fingers in pinching and gripping. This joint is under a lot of force in many activities. Painful wear in this joint is about five times more common in men than women, but 30-50 percent of postmenopausal women will have arthritic changes on X-ray. One third will be painful. Early changes can often be successfully treated with steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medication and splinting. Later changes par ticularly if the thumb cannot open to grasp things and the next joint is bending backwards to open the hand may require surgery. Standard treatement in the 1950s saw the small bone forming the base of the joint removed (fascial arthroplasty). Results were generally good, but there was some loss of thumb strength. Fusion, making the joint stiff, relieved the pain, but many patients had problems with the loss of motion. Implants of many materials, and in several different shapes, have been tried, but have a poor long-term track record. The fascial arthroplasty was modified by holding the joint stable in a cast or with temporary pins and a splint for several weeks after the surgery. Since X-rays looked as though the base of the thumb was just hanging in space, an operation was developed to make a sling using a wrist tendon. A recent study found that even in experienced hands, the tendon sling surgery took twice as long as the simple bone removal and the outcome scores were essentially the same. The thumb is important, so if pain is keeping you from your activities, dont put up with it. Go see your hand surgeon. We can treat the major ity of thumb problems without surgery and get you back to being pain-free.A painful pinch Dr. Diana CarrGUEST COLUMN Dr. Diana D. Carr treats patients at The Hand & Shoulder Specialists. She is certified by the Amer ican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Visit http://hand-shoulder-specialist.com or call (863) 382-7777. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Pain in your thumb can be caused by several factors, but all of them can lead to diculty in doing everyday tasks that involve grabbing an item. Ostomy Support Group meetsSEBRING The Highlands County Ostomy Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month with the exception of June, July and August. The group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Homers, 1000 Sebring Square.Outreach eventsAce Homecare will offer the following free community outreach events this week: Monday 10:30 a.m., Chatham Point Apartments (Wauchula), health fair. Tuesday 10 a.m., Change of Pace (Sebring), Music and Motion. Wednesday 10:30 a.m., Chatham Pointe (Wauchula), Music and Motion; 1 p.m., Pine Key Community (Sebring), health fair. Thursday 10 a.m., Balmoral Assisted Living and Memory Care (Lake Placid), Music and Motion. All programs are free of charge and are open to the public. For more information, call ACE Homecare at 863-385-7058. S NAPSHOTS LOCA L HEA LTH NEWS Over the past two weeks, we have read in the Bible that in order for anyone to become a Christian, he must first hear the good news of Jesus Christ and then choose to believe it (or, have faith in it). We also saw clearly where the scriptures teach that one cannot stop at the point of faith (James 2:24) to be saved. To truly follow the Bibles plan of salvation, one must follow all of the steps God has laid out for us in His word. That is why once we have established our faith in Jesus Christ, we are then called to repentance. Twice Jesus said in Luke 13:3, 5, I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Thus, one cannot be saved unless he first repents. So, what is repentance? Repentance is best described as a complete change or total turnaround. I often demonstrate this by walking in one direction and then completely turning around and walking in the opposite direction. In a similar way, without Jesus, we are lost. This is because we are walking in the direction of sin and an eternal separation from God. But, we can make a change and turn our lives around to walk in the footsteps of Christ. Acts 3:19 reads, Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. Jesus came to the earth, lived as a man, and died on a cross for one reason. That reason was to make the forgiveness of sins available to all of mankind. Without the removal of our sin, how could we ever enter into the presence of a sinless God? When we realize the magnitude of the gift given to us, despite the pain and anguish our sins caused the Lord, the sorrow in our hearts brings us to the point of repentance. Because we love God and seek His forgiveness, we turn our lives from the service of sin to the service of righteousness. 2 Corinthians 7:10 reads, For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death. Some years ago, a murderer was sentenced to death. The murderers brother, to whom the state was deeply indebted for former services, asked the governor of the state for the brothers pardon. The pardon was granted, and the man visited his brother with the pardon in his pocket. What would you do, he said to him, if you received a pardon? The first thing Id do, the brother answered, is to track down the judge who sentenced me and kill him. Then, I would track down the guy who testified against me and kill him, too. The man rose from his brother with great sadness and left the prison with the pardon still in his pocket. If there is no repentance, then there can be no pardon. As we are all sinners, we all need a pardon from our sins in or der to have the hope of Heaven some day, but we must repent of those sins first. According to the New Testament (the law under which we currently live), repentance is part of Gods plan for us to be saved. That is why Acts 17:30 reads, Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent. One can neither become a Christian nor receive eternal life without repentance. Luke 15:7 emphasizes the importance of this point. It reads, I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. But, what about confession? Next week, we will take a closer look at this vital part of salvation.The role of repentance 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. sebringcoc.com, or e-mail us at sebringparkway@ sebringcoc.com. Travailing conference returnsSEBRING The ninth annual Travailing Women and Mens Conference will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Friday through Sunday at 3700 Schumacher Road. The theme this year is A Time of Bringing Forth The Year of Manifestation. The host is apostle, pastor, prophetess, evangelist and teacher Barbara J. GilbertRobinson of Ruth House Ministries Intl. There is no registration fee. There will be special guests and a Saturday brunch. Call 561-767-1778 for information.GriefShare coming to First Presbyterian in LPLAKE PLACID GriefShare, a recovery seminar and support group, begins Sept. 16 at First Presbyterian Church, 118 North Oak Ave. The group will meet from 1:30-3 p.m. on Tuesdays, in the church library. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include, The Journey of Grief, The Effects of Grief, When Your Spouse Dies, Your Family and Grief,Why?, and Stuck in Grief. For more information and to register, call church ofce at 863465-2742. Or go online to www.griefshare.org.Prime Timers lunch is TuesdayLAKE PLACID The Prime Timers covered dish luncheon will be held at noon on Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St. Pastor Wayne Godwin will speak about being a real cowboy in todays Florida. Bring a covered dish and a friend. For more information, call 863-465-3721 or visit www.fbclp.com. SNAPSHOTS LOCA L RE L IGIO nN nN EWS GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN -NEWS-SUNHigh:1nd5 County's Hometown Nenspaper since l C

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Friday, September 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 www.newssun.com RELIGION PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 596.ANGLIC ANNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@yahoo.com. 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 Ke nilworth 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, Royal 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 cor ner 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 www.bethanybaptistap.com 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: ofce@apfellowship.org; Web site, www.apfellowship.org. First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Dr. Howard Leman, associate pastor; Matthew Price, minis tor 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 Activities, 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 www.fbcap.net. 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: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp. com. 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 dinner 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 4653721 or go to www.fbclp.com. 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 bring.com Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing ad dress is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday 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, missionminded, 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 Web ber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. 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: 214-3025. Af liated with the National Association 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 Midweek 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 ak e 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 Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C 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 (Sep tember to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, ofce@stcathe.com; website, www.stcathe.com. School Ofce/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email school@stcathe.com. School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., fr jose@stcathe.com 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. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MondayFriday. 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 Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Phone 382-6676. First C hristian C hurch (Disciples of C hrist), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 3853435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Break fast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR I ST IAN & M I SS IONARY 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; Wednes day, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist 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 wor ship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are 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.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.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 C17A 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 activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation a vailable.) Sunda y evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP ISC OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Motor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at redeemeravonpark.com. Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 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 pis copal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 4650051. Pastor: Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson. Sunday Worship: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible Study beginning in October. Call the ofce for date and time. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Room. Holy Communion with Healing on Wednes day at 6 p.m. in the church and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the chapel. Call the thrift store for hours open 6990221.EVA NG E LIC AL FREE C HUR CH OF AMER IC AT he C hurch of the Way EF CA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Se bring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 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: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com. 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 www.sebringgrace.org.INDEPE NDE NTFirst C hristian C hurch, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www. rstchristianap.com. 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 NOM 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.LUTHERANA tonement L utheran C hurch (ELCA) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes ev ery Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park LCMS 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sun day Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. 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 opportuni ties include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good S hepherd L utheran C hurch (AALC) American Association of Lu theran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. New L ife E vangelical L utheran C hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation 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 3852293 or visit the Web site at www. newlifesebring.com. R esurrection L utheran C hurch ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T rinity L utheran C hurch LCMS 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director 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 Ser vices each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. Other activities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fel lowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.NON -DE N OM IN AT IONALBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, Songs signed rst & second Worship services. First Worship Service 9 a.m.; Second Wor ship Service 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and S.S. classes both hours. Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patter son, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church ofce 385-1024. Website: bfcsebring.com C alvary C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian Internation al Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@ live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydowning@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www.ctmforme.com C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our su pernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Span ish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 C ontinued on next page

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 5, 2014 www.newssun.com RELIGION p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Faith & Familylife Worship Center, Pas tors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden treasures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Sparta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for everyday challenges through our multicultural worship services available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who attend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your rst visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will nd; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very important, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing theffwc@gmail.com. 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. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church, a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings Church of Sebring, 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. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com 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. Ofce: 453-3345. Web page at www.wea reunion.org. Unity Life Enrichment Centre,new loca tion, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@ vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofse bring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to 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: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. 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, www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, se nior 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. (Nursery avail able), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Sebring First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email: faith@strato.net, 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. Tuesday: Youth Groups 3:30-6:30 p.m., middle and high school students (transportation availablve from Sebring and Hill Gustat Middle Schols and SHS); 4-5:30 p.m., elementary school. Programs include devotions/Bible study, crafts, sports activities and dinner. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir rehersal, 5:30 p.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@ embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.em barqspace.com.SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarq mail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m 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 Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sebring Ward, 3235 Grand Prix Dr. Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 273-2284 Steve Austin, Bishop; Del Murphy, 1st counselor, Laris Keefer, 2nd Counselor. Family History Cen ter (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 mysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor 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. Sun days The 11 a.m. Sunday worship service 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: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Plac id, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. 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 congrega tion that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www. memorialumc.com or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all servic es. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Je sus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuelucc.com.P LACES T O WO RSHIP Avon Park Christian ChurchAVON PARK Are you praying for your friends? The pastor will be bringing a message from Psalm 122 Sunday and will ask that very question. Wednesday evening adult Bible study class are exploring the Bible, history and the church today in a Bible study led by Lee Taylor. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 863-453-5334 or email avonparkchristianchurch@yahoo.com.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Salty Rebels: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will not meet this week.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will begin a series on old miracles with new meaning with the subject of Hes Not One of Us! The Church of Buttonwood Bay meets on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For information, call 863-382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver a sermon Sunday based on Joshua 3:7-17. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 863-471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sunday, Faith Lutheran celebrates the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. The guest pastor, Rev. Tony Douches, will deliver his sermon titled What Do We Owe? Conrmation classes will start for seventh and eighth grades on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays will be a fellowship dinner and Bible study. Sept. 10 will start a study on the Mormons. On Sept. 9, Faith Lutheran Church starts a Beth Moore class titled Esther: Its Tough Being a Woman. The class is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; it is a nine-week class. Faith Lutheran will also be offering Dave Ramseys Financial Peace at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 9. This is also a nine-week class. For more information, call the church ofce at 863-385-7848 or go to daveramsey.com, then search for classes nearby Sebring. For information on any event, call the church ofce at 863-385-7848.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Senior pastor is Rev. Jon Beck; associate pastor is Howard Leman. Pastor Becks Sunday sermon will be The Purpose of the Church Building Up. Nursery is available for the morning and evening services. The church is located at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 863-453-6681 or email info@fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Pastor Kevin Ahrens will be preaching on The Power of One Sunday morning and is continuing his series on The Armor of God Sunday evening. Wednesdays are back in the swing with Family Meals. At 5:15 p.m., kids through fth grade eat along with their teachers so they can be ready for music at 5:30. At 6 p.m., children will have Pioneers Club. The rest of the church eats at 5:30 p.m. for the Family Meal ($4.50/per or $12/for a family) followed by Bible study and prayer at 6:10 p.m. for the adults and for our youth. For more information, call 863-655-1524.First Christian Church of SebringSEBRING Sundays message from Pastor Ron Norton is from 1 Timothy 5:1-7 and is titled How To Treat Your Elders. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peer will preach on The God of Jonah Part II from Jonah 4:11 on Sunday. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0107.First United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Pastor J. David Julianos message for Sunday is Kissing Convenient Christianity Good-Bye with scripture from Matthew 16:21-28.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The church meets at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. a block behind Aspen Dental. The sermon this week is on the month of Elul from the Hebrew calendar. Tuesday home Bible study continues Messiah: Shadow to Image. Call the church ofce at 863-658-2534 or go to www.gracepointeministries.net for directions.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moore will be continuing a three-sermon series on Why we Exist as a Church: the Three Sacrices with Sacrice of Suffering on Sunday. Scripture will be from Hebrews 13:13-14 The service will include special music by George Kelly. Bible study resumes Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept. 10 Tuesday will be snacks at 5 p.m. and adult Bible study taught by Pastor Moore at 6 p.m. Wednesday will feature a free meal from 6-6:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m., George Kelly teaches the young adults with the rst sessions on Miracles! Amanda and Jon Armentrout teach the older kids including teens and a new addition to the Wednesday teachers, Debra Kelly, will lead the little children. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 863-314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Tim Haas will preach A Whole New Perspective using Exodus 12:1-14 at both services. Holy Communion will be served at both services. Because of the trip to Night of Joy, the youth will not meet on Sunday evening. A Beth Moore Bible study, Children of the Day exploring rst and second Thessalonians, will begin on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Kelly Reynolds will lead the study. Call the church ofce at 863-4652422 to order a workbook. The church is located behind the Tower at 500 Kent Ave.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled Who is the Greatest? based on Matthew 18:1-20. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 863-835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, A Vision of the Future, is taken from Jeremiah 30. Pastor Jim Skaggs will be bringing the message. Thursday Bible study is in the Gospel of John. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 863382-3552 for information.St. Agnes Episcopal ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the church observes the 13th Sunday after Pentecost with the Holy Eucharist Rite I and Rite II. A parish covered dish dinner follows the Sunday morning Holy Eucharist. On Tuesday, there will be a midweek Eucharist commemorating Constance and her Companions at 6 p.m. For more information about church activities, please call the church ofce at 863-385-7649.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s ser mon topic on Sunday will be The First Passover. Biblical reference is from Exodus12:1-4. Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Guest Pastor Rev. Dr. Robert Pitman will preach the sermon Confronted by God with an Unheard of Request and guest vocalist William (Bill) Schahn will be at the piano on Sunday. Lunch will follow to celebrate Grandparents Day. Dr. Robert Pittman will share Mapping the Mission. Dinner will be served on Monday and Tuesday at 5 p.m. to talk about 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.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday sermon will be Israels Grandparents. The church will honor all grandparents. Fellowship follows the service. The church is at 4180 Cozumel Lane. SNAPSHOTS CHUR C H SERVICES ............................................................... .

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Friday, September 5, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 www.newssun.com When Jesus made the promise in Matthew 16:18, I will build My church, He was bringing into focus many centuries of prophecies relating to salvation. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed (Genesis 12:3) opened the ood gates of events in the unfolding of Jehovahs eternal plan. Pauls letter to the churches of Galatia proclaims: The Scriptures foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, All the nations will be blessed in you (Galatians 3:8). We continue our examination of the promise of Jesus to build His church. We center our attention now on the MY of the promise. We understand my relates to me or myself and is an object of action. Jesus was the only one ever with Divine authority to make such a claim, I will build My church! This authority was not given to or shared with John, the baptizer, Peter, Paul or any present day man or woman! Jesus did not commission his apostles to win the world through denominational glamour or sectarian foolishness! The ageless message of Psalm 127:1, Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it, still rings loud and clear today. The mindset of Israel in the time of Samuel differs very little from that of modern Christendomwe want it our way! When they asked Samuel for a king to judge them like all the nations, the Lord replied, Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them (1 Samuel 8:7). Though warned of the destructive behavior of the kings, they insisted on having a king! Early in His preaching, Jesus warned, Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves (Matthew 7:15) and Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted (Matthew 15:13). These same warnings were continued through the Holy Spirit via Paul (Galatians 1:6-9; 1 Timothy 4:1-5; 2 Timothy 4:1-5), Peter (2 Peter 2:1-3), John (1 John 4:1-3) and Jude (Jude 3-7). No respect for Divine authority continued rampant through the kings leading to a division of Israel and Judah. As a foretaste of things today, Jeroboam consulted (with whom?) and made two golden calves that were placed in Bethel and Dan. (1 Kings 12:25-33) This was to replace Jerusalem, the God ordained place of worship at that time. But as today, the snowball effect continued when Jeroboam made priests from among all the people who were not of the sons of Levi and devised in his own heart a feast for the sons of Israel at Bethel. Once again we draw vital information from the prophets of old, Thus says the Lord, Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will nd rest for your souls (Jeremiah 6:16). The plea to Judah rings with the same message today to the some 35,000 denominations in Christendom. But sadly the response also is the same today as then, We will not walk in it and We will not listen to the sound of the trumpet. We return again to history to be challenged in the 21st century! Josiah (2 Kings 22,23) was challenged by the Book of the Law to return to the old paths and in doing so it was necessary to clean house! This involved removing all the unauthorized things from the temple and land and restoring what had been neglected for years. How appropriate that same message is today to go back beyond apostasies of Protestantism and Catholicism to the simplicity and purity of the I will build My church. (To be continued)Frank Parker can be contacted at frankparker27@ gmail.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff.I will build my church, part 2Frank ParkerGUEST COLUMN GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry. Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless or nancially struggling by washing their dirty clothes for free. Amid the comforting routine of ufng and folding, volunteers befriend their patrons and often nd ways to help that go beyond free soap and quarters. Mitchell, for example, now has a job and place to live after the Laundry Love volunteers pooled their money to help her family rent a starter apartment. They have also watched her daughter Jessica grow from a newborn to a curly-haired toddler. Youre not just checking a box to give a donation. Youre spending the whole evening with these people and getting your hands dirty and its intimate youre doing peoples laundry, said LuzAnna Figueroa, who volunteers at the groups Huntington Beach chapter and has grown close to Mitchell and her daughter. Richard Flory, a religion expert from the University of Southern California who has studied Laundry Love extensively, said Mitchell is just one example of how the organization can profoundly impact people through something as simple as washing their clothes. Its an opportunity for people to live out their faith out in a concrete way, in a frankly elegantly simple model where you do something thats necessary for people who dont have the means to do it for themselves, Flory said. The movement began about 10 years ago with a small Christian church in Ventura, California, and has since spread to more than 100 locations throughout the country to people from all faiths. Christian Kassoff started the Huntington Beach chapter two years ago with his wife, Shannon. On a recent warm summer night, Kassoff glanced around the laundromat and smiled at the dozens of people who depend on him and the other volunteers for clean laundry each month. Classic hits from David Bowie and The Clash blasted through speakers as patrons pushed around wheeled metal baskets full of laundry and stuffed loads of dirty clothes some not washed for weeks into industrial-sized machines. Those doing their laundry also lined up outside to eat their ll of tacos as volunteers prayed inside before starting the nights washing. David Clarke, who has been coming to the laundromat for four months after losing his job as an aerospace machinist, estimates hes saved $200 on laundry in that time, but said he gets a lot more from the washing sessions than savings. These people are wonderful people. They want to know whats going on in your life, he said. They really care about you and how youre doing. Kassoff, his arms laced with tattoos, recalled a time in his life just over 10 years ago when he was in a similar situation to many of those who come addicted to heroin and living in his car. At his lowest point, he said, he started attending services at his local Episcopal church. His newfound faith, he said, saved his life and motivated him to help others in need. Im not wealthy but I have the gift of time and a heart for it, so this ts, Kassoff said. Flory said thats why the movement has taken off the simplicity and necessity of washing clothes. The Huntington Beach chapter began as an Episcopal outreach, but now welcomes volunteers of any faith, including members of a local mosque who started showing up recently. Juan Montes was reluctant to attend Laundry Love several months ago after a friend invited him to volunteer. He now goes every month and looks forward to the conversations he will have, even though his friend has stopped going. Its changed me in the way that now when I see people who are homeless, I dont see them like an object. Now their stories come to mind, names come to mind because Ive had conversations with them, he said.Suds, faith found at laundromat RELIGION

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Sun. Today Sat. Sun. A cold front stretching from the Great Lakes to the central Plains will continue to push slowly eastward today. As it does, showers and thunderstorms will erupt across the Ohio and Mississippi valleys as well as the Plains. Although these storms will remain below severe criteria, they could produce heavy downpours. Abundant moisture will lead to slow-moving thunderstorms across the Southeast as well. Temperatures will drop and more comfortable air will stream in from the Dakotas to Wisconsin. National Forecast for September 5 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. Times of clouds and sun today with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. A shower or thunderstorm in spots in the evening; otherwise, partly cloudy tonight. A shower or thunderstorm tomorrow. Strong southwesterly winds on Sept. 5, 1881, fanned ames into a mammoth forest re on Michigans thumb region. The re consumed a million acres and killed over 500 people. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm today. Winds south 3-6 mph. Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 70%. 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Readings at Palm Beach Readings at St. Petersburg The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterday 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Jacksonville Gainesville Ocala Daytona Beach Orlando Winter Haven Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Sarasota Fort Myers Naples Okeechobee West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Miami Tallahassee Apalachicola Key West Avon Park Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus Brighton PensacolaCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W September 6, 2014 6-9pm On the Circle in downtown Sebring r fnftbt tt bchildrensmuseumhighlands.com tnt ntt tftn 3075845 WHAT BETTER TIME TO REPLACE YOUR CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING?? 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