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The news-sun
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BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER LAKE PLACID Passersby most likely noted a hoisting derrick constructed of extension ladders Thursday at South Highlands Shopping Center and wondered what was going on. It turns out Highlands Countys Technical Rescue Team was training in the storm drains. Team member Sgt. Jeff Fennel, who is with the Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce Crime Scene Unit, said the training would give team members practice con ned space rescue. The hoist allowed them to get in and out. After entering through a large culvert in a retention pond on the south end of the shopping plaza, they would then crawl 100 feet south toward Dal Hall Boulevard to a manhole junction, and then turn east and crawl another 20 feet to reach a 180-pound hard-plastic mannequin positioned underground under the median of the plazas south entrance. Charles Andrews, team leader and Fire Services supervisor, said the mannequin would be a good simulation because most adults, especially males, that could get trapped in that space would be that size or larger. The dummy never complains, Andrews said. Fortunately, weve never had to use these skills other than training. Andrews said Thursdays training also served as hazardous materials training, since underground pipes could BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER AVON PARK Started by four Avon Park women, new nonpro t upstart Rock the Gold is aiming high with a noble goal helping children with cancer. One of the founders, Jordan Shannon, told the News-Sun she started the group because of children she knew who were af icted with cancer. One of the children I personally knew, and the other I have come to know through this charity, she said. Jade Jackson, from here in Highlands County, was diagnosed with a very rare childrens cancer. And theres a little boy in Orlando who was diagnosed with cancer when he was 20 months old. They dont have a lot of research NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 County teams all face tough tests tonightA7Lake Placid woman wins $255,000 in Fantasy 5A2 VOL. 95 NO. 106 Not as hot with a 50 percent rain chance High 89 Low 73 Details on B10Classi eds ................... B7 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Healthy Living ............... B3 Obituaries .................. A4 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Puzzles ........................ B2 Religion ....................... B4 Sports on TV ............... A8 Viewpoints ................... A5 Highlands Hammock State Park looking for workers on National Public Lands Day HAMMOCK SEEKS HAMMOCK SEEKS HAMMOCK SEEKS HELPING HANDS HELPING HANDS HELPING HANDS A2 www.newssun.com Friday-Saturday, September 12-13, 2014County takes time to remember An Edition of the Sun facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ thenewssun BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING It was a full house Wednesday afternoon as elected of cials, community leaders and businesspeople gathered for the third annual Blessing of the Businesses. More than 200 lled the tables inside the Jack Stroup Civic Center on the shores of Lake Jackson for prayer focused on the local business community. Former Sebring Mayor George Hensley served as the master of ceremonies, introducing speakers, musical performances and a video presentation. Keynote speaker for the event was Steve Slaybaugh, who inaugurated the Blessing of the Bushiness event originally as a breakfast. It later was moved to a luncheon as part of the Sebring Centennial events. Slaybaugh gave his testimony as a local businessman, talking about his succession of nancial endeavors and discussing a trio of nancial meltdowns in his life. Even his newest business, Heartland Coatings, had a number of incidents that he shared, which he told the crowd had been resolved through fervent Businesses turn out for blessing Guests at the Blessing of the Businesses Ceremony gathered Wednesday to pray with like-minded souls for the good of the business climate in Sebring.SEE BLESS | A4 A3Rock the Gold to raise money for children with cancer Chili cook-o cornhole tournament Saturday in AP Kelly Hinkle, with Highlands County Emergency Medical Services and a member of the Highlands County Haz-Mat and Technical Rescue Team, drops into a stormwater culvert at the south entrance of South Highlands Shopping Center in Lake Placid. The team was practicing performing a rescue of a person stuck in the stormwater drain. Members of the Highlands County HazMat and Technical Rescue Team rig up the rappelling harness on Placid Lakes Volunteer Fire ghter Tracy Okupski. The team was in Lake Placid Thursday training to retrieve someone from a con ned space: A storm drain.Training goes down the drainCountys Technical Rescue Team practices in sewer SEE DRAIN | A6SEE ROCK | A6 BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING A request to build affordable housing for seniors on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard has been recommended for approval by the Highlands County Planning & Zoning Commission. Though the commission vote was unanimous, residents in the area had problems with the construction being proposed by Todd Wind of Picerne Development Corporation of Florida. For that, Wind asked for and got a zoning change from agricultural district to R-3/PD (multiple-family dwelling unit with planned development) for a 9.94-acre parcel at 850 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. currently owned by Tim and Blondie Sue McGahee. Wind said Picerne plans to build affordable housing for senior citizens, up to 80 units for 55-andolder residents using low-income tax credits. Average rent would depend on a persons income status, Wind said, but a one-bedroom apartment would range from mid-$300s to P&Z gives nod to senior apartments on MLK Blvd.Three-story building would be for age 55-plus residentsSEE MLK | A6 79 E.lyT ,`
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A2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 12, 2014 www.newssun.com 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.COMMITMENT TO A ccC C UR A cC 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 FFI cC E 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: 863-385-1954SUB scSC RIPTION R ATE sS Home 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your ne wspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publi cation date, please phone the circu lation department at 863-385-6155 before 10 a.m. on W ednesda y and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us 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. OO BITUARIE sS ANAN D AA N NOUN cC EMEN T sS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@newssun.com Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.com PP LA cC E A C LA ssSS IF IE dD AdAD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F 863-385-6155, ext. 505, 863314-9876 OR 863-465-2522 RETAILRETAIL AdAD VERTI sS IN GMitch 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.com LL EGAL AdAD VERTI sS IN GJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 legals@newssun.com NN EW sS ROOM 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 SPECIAL TO THE NEWs S-SUn N SEBRING Highlands Hammock is asking for help on N ational P ublic Lands D ay and is giving v olunteers three ways to lend a hand. O n S aturday, Sept. 27, civic, service and environmental or ganizations, church y outh gr oups, scout troops, 4-H clubs, col lege and high school students families and seniors may work together with park staff to fur ther and adv ance stewardship. Three projects, which vary in exertion and difculty, are offered.Sand pine removalPark Manager Brian Pinson will direct sand pine r emo val at the Seven Lakes Management Unit, 8772 C ounty R oad 635. Seven Lakes is approximately 2.3 miles south of the H ighlands H am mock park entrance. V olunteers will r emove sand pine using hand saws, brush cutters and loppers to help restore endangered scrub jay habitat. The objective is to reduce the density of pines and return the acreage to oak scrub. This restoration will expand scrub jay ter ritory and increase the number of br eeding pairs. Removing sand pines requires moder ate to heavy exertion. EE xotic plant r emovalExotic plant removal at Highlands Hammock involves pulling, cutting, and digging up inv asive plants such as caesar weed, coral Aardisia and ro sary pea. Volunteers will hand pull y oung plants, clip plants with loppers, dig up larger shrubs with shovels, and bag plants bear ing seeds or berries. The objectiv e is to clear exotics from trails and in areas where habitat has been degraded. The goal, through ongo ing resource management, is to deplete the seed bank, eliminate new gr owth, and re store native habitat. R emo ving exotic vegetation requires light to moder ate exer tion. Charlie Brown, assistant park manager, will o v ersee exotic re moval. TT rail mai ntenanceThe third activity is trail maintenance. Vol unteers may use loppers to trim back protruding cabbage palm fr onds branches and overhanging vines around the Loop Road and the hiking trails off of the Loop. Vol unteers can clear the tr ail paths of do wned fronds, small limbs and other tripping hazards. Summer rains accelerate growth, and this pr oject gr eatly assists park rangers in prep ping trails for the busy fall/winter season. T rail maintenance re quires light to moder ate exertion. Park Ser vices Specialist Carla S her win will be assigning volunteers to tr ails in need of maintenance NPLD is a call to chur ch youth groups, 4-H, scouts, students, and all others looking for a worthwhile community project that is tied to the car e of natur al resources. It is an oppor tunity to make a signicant difference. Service Learning Credits for high school and college students may be fullled b y par ticipating in NPLD. NPLD is scheduled from 8:30 / a.m. to 12 / p .m. Sand pine re moval volunteers will meet at 8:30 / a.m. at Seven Lakes. Exotic removal and trail maintenance volunteers will meet at 8:30 / a.m. in the picnic area at Highlands Hammock. Volunteers should register by the close of business on Thursday, Sept. 25. Wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing. Plan to bring work gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, water and cold dr inks Equipment will be provided, but additional loppers and br ush cutters fr om home are helpful. Call 863-471-5324 to sign up to volunteer or receive more information.Hammock asking for help on Public Lands Day Courtesy photoVolunteers will use loppers to trim branches that are haning in the walking path on trails in Highlands Hammock on National Public Lands Day Sept. 27. LL OTTERYCASH 3 Monday, Sept. 8 Day: 6-2-0 Night: 5-9-9 Tuesday, Sept. 9 Day: 6-9-8 Night: 5-2-6 Wednesday, Sept. 10 Day: 6-1-8 Night: 7-6-9 PP LAY 4Monday, Sept. 8 Day: 5-6-6-6 Night: 0-1-3-6 Tuesday, Sept. 9 Day: 4-7-7-6 Night: 8-8-1-5 Wednesday, Sept. 10 Day: 4-1-2-8 Night: 0-1-8-7 FF ANTA sS Y 5 Monday, Sept. 8 3-10-19-31-34 Tuesday, Sept. 9 4-6-10-25-28 Wednesday, Sept. 10 3-13-21-31-33 LL OTTOWednesday, Sept. 10 4-5-21-34-45-52 X-3 Saturdays Jackpot: $25 million PP OWERBALLWednesday, Sept. 10 2-14-39-40-43 PB-13 X-25 Saturdays Jackpot: $149 million LL U cC KY MM O NEYTuesday, Sept. 9 12-26-45-46 PB-9 Next Jackpot: $600,000 MM E GA MM ILL ION sS Tuesday, Sept. 9 25-34-55-70-71 PB-1 X-4 Next Jackpot: $52 million BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWs S-SUn N C CORREs S POn N DEn N T SEBRING A couple of local organizations will get a jump on the obser v ance of Constitution Day this Saturday at 2 / p.m. with an event to be held at the Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring. The C onstitution D ay Celebration is a collaborative effort of the P atr iot Chapter of the Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution and the H ighlands C ounty Champion for Children Foundation. Rev. Ted Moore will be speaking about the document designed to provide the foun dation of all American law. The pastor of the H ear tland Christian Church in Sebring is expected to enlar ge on his remarks delivered in May at the annual Day of Prayer observance on the lawn of the H ighlands C ounty courthouse. We will discuss how the Constitution came about, how it was written and who wrote it, he said. There actually was so much consternation during their deliber ations that they took three days off, went home and fasted and prayed about it. Moore said he also planned to talk about the years leading up to the Revolution, beginning with the way the Pilgr ims and P uritans worked to establish governmental entities in the New World as w ell as including r emarks an philosophies of G eorge Washington. In addition, former Sebring mayor George Hensley will give a reading of an essay by Brooke Wade the 2013 Florida winner of a writing contest con ducted by Constituting Amer ica. She lived in Tampa when she wrote it and w e tr ied to get her to come, said Pat Lidell of the DAR. But she has since graduated and now is going to school in O klahoma. There also will be live music from Judge Angela Cowden, Asia Gilroy and T.J. Mercer. G ilr oy will perform a rendition of Lee Greenwoods Proud to Be an Amer ican, Mercer will sing Im A Yankee Doodle Dandy and Cowden will perform The Star Spangled Banner. Lidell said the goal is to keep the program both short and enter taining. W ere going to try and keep it to about an hour, she said.Constitution Day celebration set for Circle Theatre BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWs S-SUn N C CORREs S POn N DEn N T LAKE PLACID A Lake Placid woman has picked up a quar ter million dollars after winning a Fantasy 5 jackpot in the F lor i da Lottery. M ar tha Windham, who works for the Lake Placid Health Care Center, got the check for near ly $255,000 this past T uesday in Tallahassee. Lotter y ofcials say the 40-year-old Windham purchased her quick-pick ticket at the Lake P lacid Citgo station on U.S. 27. It was the only winner in the Sept. 6 drawing. Unlike lotto drawing winners, Florida Lot tery ofcials say the stor e will get no stipend for selling the winning ticket.Lake Placid woman hits Fantasy 5 for $255,000 payday Courtesy photoMartha Windham and friend Sylvester Dukes hold Windhams check for the Fantasy 5 jackpot she won in the Sept. 6 drawing.CorrectionA story that ran on Sundays front page incor rectly stated Azure College accreditation as regional. It is actually nationally accredited. i.`; ,tip %' 1, \ , I V, yNational Public Lands Dayt t11 q n q u'a a M N P a p1 k (^r p p p a. tl b it M it p i 1l+h 11 1 t 14MM t' rAM"Martha Windham$254,904.63

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A4 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 12, 2014 www.newssun.com GraveSideService 3077442 rf rntrbf t b bfr rrfrtrrttrtftr r f r f rfn tbf b rfnntbbbb 3080961 and focused prayer. Life is about tests, he said. But once you have tasted the favor of blessing, nobody can convince you otherwise. M usic was pr ovided by Dustin Woods and Justin Lowery, who teamed up on God of This City and the Wings of Faith Praise Team, which per formed a Faith Medley. W e need God-seekers in this community, Wood told the cr o wd, saying It begins with believers. R ev Leroy Taylor gave an enthusiastic closing prayer, calling on God for abundance in blessings for the business community and telling those in at tendance that they are o vercomers. The group also viewed a video during the ceremonies urging people to reclaim what w er e termed seven cultural mountains in Amer ica. The goals included government, media, arts and culture, education, family and religion. Filmmakers claimed that business was the key to unlocking all sev en areas. The program, found online at Reclaim7Mountains.com, was launched b y speaker and author O s Hillman as an initiative of M ar ketplace Leaders Ministries, with a focus on catalyzing leaders to reclaim the culture by understanding the r ole faith plays in their workplace calling. O ne of the most poignant times of the gather ing, r evolved around focused prayer sessions held by individual tables. At that time pr ayers offered both for individuals and businesses represented there. Those in attendance were also offered on-site prayer by members of the J er ico Prayer Team, which held a pr ay er vigil at the Civic Center dur ing the event. BLESS FROM PAGE A A 1 Steve Slaybaugh was the keynote speaker for Wednesdays Blessing of the Businesses Ceremony. Pastor Dustin Woods (left) and Justin Loury played a Christian music show at the Blessing of the Businesses Ceremony at the Sebring Civic Center Wednesday afternoon. BY LARR YY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER SEBRING While patrolling the welldocumented high crime and open-air drug mar ket area, as it was described in the arrest report, of Martin Luther K ing Jr Blvd. and Lemon Ave., deputies from the H ighlands C ounty Sheriffs Ofce spotted someone they knew. That someone turned out to be Drew Fellin, who had multiple war rants out for his arrest and was kno wn not to have a valid drivers license yet he was dr iving a Chr ysler 300. Fellin spotted the deputies, but couldnt move because of the way his car was parked. He allegedly crawled over the center console and out the passengers side door and ed on foot, ignoring the dep uties calls for him to stop. D eputies chased Fellin south on the sidewalk and then through an open eld. They nally found him hiding in a wooded ar ea near by, and he was arrested with no further incident. D ur ing an inventory of the vehicle, deputies report they located two clear plastic baggies of marijuana and a clear Saran wrap-styled bag gie of marijuana, with the total w eight of it all being 2.2 grams. Upon investigating his past record, deputies discovered Fellins license had been r ev oked 18 times since 2008. I n addition, he showed three driving with a suspended license convictions in the past not counting this curr ent one. Fellin was arrested on misdemeanor charges of resisting law enforcement and possession of drugs and drug par apher nalia. He was arrested on a felony charge of driving while his license was suspended for a third time or mor e at 863-385-6155, Ext. Man arrested for suspended license, marijuana in carLicense had been revoked 18 times since 2008 NRAC to meet Sept. 24SEBRING The Natural Resources Advisory Commission will hold a meeting at 4 / p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Polston Auditorium at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. All interested per sons are invited to attend. F or mor e infor mation, contact G inger S vendsen at 863-402-6812.Eat breakfast, take a flightSEBRING This Saturday Sept. 13 at the Sebring Regional Airport, EAA Chapter 1240 will be hosting a pancake breakfast supporting youth avi ation education programs. The breakfast is from 8-11 / a.m. Follo w the signs around the race track and go through Gate 24. In addition to the breakfast, youth ages from 8-17 are able to take a flight in an air craft with an experienced EAA pilot. The flights ar e fr ee with parent or guardian permission and intended to give youth a first-hand exper ience of flight and how an airplane works. Youth will get a cer tificate documenting their flight, a per sonalized log book, and the ability to continue their interest in flying b y going on line and taking their FAA ground school for free. They also become EAA youth members online until the age of 19. The Young Eagles program has flown over 2 million youth all over the world and introduced youth to a hands-on in volvement in the STEM curr iculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). There are countless career opportunities around the aviation and aer ospace industr y and we hope to light a spar k of interest in our youth. For more information on EAA chapter 1240 and adult and y outh aviation programs and opportunities, contact John Rousch at jhr@str ato .net or call 863-385-8107.Lake Clay boat ramp closes for repairLAKE PLACID Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department will close the Lake Clay boat ramp near Sylvan Shores Subdivision in Lake Placid for repair and maintenance on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 11-12. The ramp is scheduled to re open Saturday, Sept. 13. F or fur ther infor mation on boat ramp closings contact the H ighlands County Parks and Recreation Department at 863-402-6812.Moose lodge plans fundraiserSEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 is happy to announce that on Friday, Sept. 12. Rick Arnold is once again stepping up to the plate and as sisting with yet another fundraiser. The F r iday night fundraiser is for Moose Char ities Just $1 with your name on it can win you a 50/50. Anyone not familiar with Arnolds music needs to come hear for yourself and make this fundraiser anoth er successful one. The M oose Char ities is for Mooseheart, a school for children in need from all over the United States, and Moosehaven, a se nior community for seniors in need of assistance to maintain a quality of life Ar nold lived in Nashville for 25 years and is the writer of some hit songs sung by Hank Williams. He will be playing from 6-9 / p .m. A prime rib dinner as well as a regular menu will be served from 4-8. Members and guests are welcome. For fur ther information call 863-655-3920.Annual Oktoberfest is looking for vendorsAVON PARK The seventh Annual Avon Park Oktoberfest will be held from 10 / a.m. to 6 / p .m. Saturday, Oct. 4 on Main Street and Museum Avenue in downtown Avon Park sponsored by the CRA. The event this year will have a re turn of German food v endors the Jaycees Beer Tent, pony rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts vendors, and much more. New to this years festival will be Hogtoberfest on Main, which will be a motorcycle rally. Volunteer fire fighters from around the state will also compete in the annual F irematics competition. T o be a v endor, call 863-368-2138, email oktoberfestavonpark@gmail.com or go to www .av onparkcra. com for an application. Food vendors are $60, non-food v endors ar e $40 and nonpr ofit v endors are $20. 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www.newssun.comFriday, September 12, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A5 VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VI eE WFCAT, FCAT 2, Com mon Core, Florida S t andards. Those are just four tests Flor ida students have had to s tudy for or that have been suggested just in the past two or three years. The states inability to settle on a test that gives the best snapshot of stu dent achievement and the contr o versy over Common Core which Florida adopted and then abandoned have left teachers, adminis trators and students in a haze When Gov. Rick Scott backtracked on a commitment with 46 other states to move to a Common Core curric ulum and standardized testing it just inamed an already volatile atmo sphere among parents and education profes sionals as the state looks to cr eate its o wn Florida Standards test. Many parents and teachers have long crit icized the nation and F lor idas obsession with testing. Stories abound of students who be come so stressed on test days that they become ill. C omplaints about the number of school days teachers must take up teaching to the test are common. Those concerns were at the forefront of the Lee County School Boards mini-rebellion recently when its members vot ed 3-2 to opt out of stan dardized testing. The decision met with great fanfar e fr om parents who attended the board meeting. A day later, how ever, board member M ar y Fischer had second thoughts about her swing v ote on the issue Hearing from her super intendent and others about the loss of funds and the potential for stu dents to per haps not graduate with certied degrees and/or be limit ed in their college choic es, weighed on Fischer. S he called for a special meeting, as is her right since she voted in the majority, to consider rescinding the decision. And the boar d did just that. Telling The News-Press newspaper in Fort My ers that the decision has multiple consequences which are not in the best interest of our students she changed her vote to make it a 3-2 de cision against opting out of standardiz ed testing. But the point was made. Gov. Scott, who visited the area that same day on a campaign stump, said he realizes people are fed up with too much testing. He criticized the federal government for sticking its nose in state education and promised to review and study the issue to make sure were doing the right thing. The right thing, we be lieve, is for the state to make a decision once and for all on what stan dar dized test it wants to use. I nput from state ed ucators should be a key in that decision. And, once a decision is made, stick to it. Do not allow rhetoric from a vo cal few sway any deci sion which best serves students And, consider the con sequences of tying a school s performance on tests to teacher evalua tions and money allotted for that school. It has nev er made sense to us that underperform ing schools are punished b y taking away funds that are sorely needed to raise the level of teaching. It seems that would further handicap the schools chances of improving its performance. We would like to see the days needed to teach to the test limited to al low educators to use outof-the-bo x methods and their own imaginations to reach students es pecially those not easily motiv ated b y lectures or teaching from a book. It is important for the state to settle on a plan and stick to it.An editorial from the Charlotte Sun. NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher publisher@newssun.com Scott Dressel Editor editor@newssun.com Glen Nickerson President glen.nickerson@newssun.comLee County actions put state on notice about testingWith House Republicans focused on legislation to boost job creation, the Senate is spending its time on an amendment to the U.S. C onstitution that would repeal the First Amendment with r espect to political speech. Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said before the debate even ofcially began: I expect a fully partisan vote. So what exactly are all the Senate Democrats for and Republicans against? Section 1 of the proposed amendment (S. J. Res. 19) says: Congress and the States may regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to inuence elec tions. The key wor ds her e are and others, meaning any body Congress chooses to r egulate and to inuence elections, meaning not just express advocacy that calls on voters to support or oppose a candidate, but any communication politicians think might inuence an election. It gives Congress and the states the power to restrict paid communi cations (political speech) about any signicant public policy issue with respect to incumbent politicians Vast swaths of core polit ical speech much of it wholly unr elated to elections would be r estricted. P oliticians would adv ance controversial policies know ing that any criticism of them could be pr ohibited. I n 1976, the Supreme Court in Buckley v. Valeo found there was no compelling governmental interest that would justify r egulating speech that mentions candidates without calling for their election or defeat. The J udiciar y Committee report accompanying the new proposed constitutional amendment is clear on the purpose of S ection 1: It expressly overturns Buckley v. Valeo. Got that? No more First Amendment protections for any political speech that Congress or your state legis lature decides might inuence elections regardless of its specic content. Any cr iticism of an elected ofcials record or communication about an upcoming vote could be restricted. S ection 2 of the pr oposed amendment says: Congress and the States shall hav e po wer to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation, and may distinguish between natural persons and cor porations or other articial entities created by law, including b y pr ohibiting such entities from spending money to inuence elections. This is an open-ended gr ant of power to outright prohibit speech not just by corporations, but other entities created by law, including non-prot groups. The mo vie Hillary that was at the heart of the Citizens United case could be banned under this amendment, and if Congress and the states can ban mo vies they can surely also ban books, pamphlets, vid eos and any other vehicle for political speech paid for b y a group. No wonder the amendment expressly overturns B uckley which correctly reasoned: The First Amendment pr otects political association as w ell as political expr ession. The constitutional right of association explicated in NAACP v. Alabama stemmed from the Courts recognition that [e]ffective advocacy of both public and private points of view, particularly controver sial ones, is undeniably enhanced by group association. B y implication, then, the proposed amendment also overturns the landmark civil rights case NAACP v. Alabama, which protected the pr iv acy of the members of associations to allow them to engage in anonymous political speech. Congress and the states, including Alabama would now have the power to compel disclo sure for any criticism of an elected ofcial, and to outright ban speech by groups. The only ex ception? The media. Section 3 of the proposed amendment gives them an expr ess car ve-out: Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress or the States the power to abridge the freedom of the pr ess . So if you own a newspaper, radio station, or TV station its free speech as usual. If you dont, tough. This amendment would give Congress and the states the power to regulate, re strict, and even ban political speech. The F irst Amendment would be effectively r epealed, limited to pr otecting political speech only for the media. I don t think supporters of this amendment deserve to be reelected. Does saying so mean they should be allowed to ban this column?Phil Kerpen is the president of Amer ican Commitment and the author of Democracy Denied. Kerpen can be reached at phil@americancom mitment.org. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer not necessar ily those of the News-Sun staf f.Democrats out to repeal 1st Amendment GUEST COLUMNPhil Kerpen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .rs CAW:-Nc 6 ffNAsTHIsAh4ZINFrIs Tci,Y NEW i1AWZOM l PH iYoUCMTAWToVOLF IslNGiNGYOURvoGEIk AW1NIsAVJ"r ToTAU.M F. speech. 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A6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 12, 2014 www.newssun.com SPECIAL TO THE NEWs S-SUn N The United Way of Central Florida, Highlands County Division held its 2014 C ampaign Kick off and Leader ship Giving Reception on T uesday About 100 local business leaders and agency representatives attended. Alan J ay W ildstein hosted the event at his home, along with Chicanes Restaurant, which cosponsored the food and refreshments. Dusty Johnson, the 2014 advisory board chair, announced this years pace-setter com panies have already pledged $34,157 for the 2014 campaign. This very important group of businesses and or ganizations are true cheerleaders for U nited Way and offer to run their wor kplace campaign befor e the campaign ofcially starts, giving a head star t to the goal. The following organizations are participating with these preliminary results. H eacock I nsurance $8,500 Heartland National Bank $11,437 South Florida State College $14,415 Ridge Area Arc $3,202 Highlands Coun ty also had 77 Leader ship Givers who gave to United Way last year. These generous individuals or families give $1,000 or mor e to the annual campaign. It would be impossible to make an impact in the community without these generous donors and the leader ship they bring from within their businesses and or ganizations. United Way of Central Florida and the H ighlands C ounty Division raised $88,000 for its rst campaign when it was for med in 1988. They have since grown to raising pledg es of $468,000 in 2013. The or ganization hopes with the generous hearts of local H ighlands C ounty residents it will exceed the goal of $475,000. W e need your help in making this year a huge success. I encour age each of you to go back to y our ofces tomorr ow and get your staff r ed up about the extraordinary work United Way does for our community. By all of us working together, United Way can change the lives of people right here in Highlands County, Johnson said. United Way in High lands County provides funding for 22 progr ams at 17 non-profit agencies in the local community T o donate or would like to have United Way come to your wor kplace contact the Highlands County director, Kristin Handley, at 863-453-3401 or b y email at kristin.handley@uwcf.org. F or mor e photos, pick up the Sept. 18 edition of the Highlands Sun.United Way kicks off 2014 fundraising campaignHonors pace-setters and Leadership Givers Scott Dressel/News-SunFour pace-setter companies Heacock Insurance, Heartland National Bank, South Florida State College and Ridge Area Arc have pledged more than $34,000 to this years United Way campaign. 283US27North,VillageFountainPlazaSebrin g rfnt Weareaonestopforallyourlighting bfntrtntffBulbsBallastsSecurityLightingFluorescentFixturesMirrorsTable&FloorLampsCeilingMedallionsLampShadesLightFixturesCeilingFansAccessoriesAndmore! WeareanHGTV HomeRetail Showroom!TheonlyHGTVlighting dealerinHighlandsCounty! 3077459 r ffntbn r r rfntbrbbtr rfntbrbbtr brbbntbt3083613 3077464 collect carbon monoxide or hydrogen sulde. All team members had to wear br eaking masks and were fed air through exible tubes. Andrews said team members would have to rely on hand signals and rope tugs to com municate because radios dont work under ground. I gav e them the scenario and let them do it, Andrews said. Its about as close to real life, hands on as we can get without endangering a life. So far, the team was lucky, he said no snakes. Thursdays training one of ve disciplines the team must perfect each year. Finding a place to train is not easy, mainly because this type of training needs actual pipes which are in built-up areas with crowds. Still, the shop ping center was a better location than their rst choice along Sebr ing Parkway. The team arr iv ed and set up approximately 8:40 / a.m. Thursday, and w ere already sweating from the heat and humidity before entering the pipes Andr ews hoped to nish early in the afternoon. W e dont want to be in the drain when it rains, he said. DRAIN FROM PAGE A A 1on the type of cancer he has. The boys father is writing a fact a day about why (childrens cancer) needs a call to action. The solution that Rock the Gold is offer ing in Avon Park will come this w eekend. O n Saturday, they are holding a fundraiser complete with a cornhole tournament and a chili cook off with a $20 entr ance fee to have a good time and, more importantly, raise money for ailing children. The r eason for the cornhole tournament and cook-off is because Shannon and her cofounders wanted to do something different from a normal fund raiser. W e wanted something that not everyone is doing, she said. We tried a 5K race, and it didnt go well. Then one night, this event just came to us. Shannon said there are 17 teams signed up for the cornhole tour nament and 12 contestants in the chili cook off. All donations will go to S t. Baldricks Foundation, a leading California group doing r esear ch to cure childrens cancer. There are 12 types of childr en s cancer, according to Shannon, and they all need more awareness, funding and research done. Theres very little funding for childrens cancer, Shannon said. It doesnt pay out as much as adult cancer because they arent le gal adults and cant buy medicine on their own. It can cause lots of problems when they dont get medications specically for children. I think childrens cancer is in the same place breast cancer was 20 years ago in need of funding and aware ness. R ock the G old can be reached on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/rockthegold. The charity event will take place Saturday at 6 / p .m. at the Pinecrest Golf Course Clubhouse in Avon Park. at 863-385-6155, Ext. ROCK FROM PAGE A A 1 Phil Attinger/News-SunMembers of the Highlands County Haz-Mat and Technical Rescue Team go into a manhole Thursday morning along Dal Hall Boulevard in Lake Placid as part of conned space rescue operation training. Members are preparing to place a 180-pound mannequin in the drain pipes that other team members will need to retrieve.GROWIN gG IN THE HH EARTLANDPhil Attinger/News-SunA ribbon cut ocially opens Growing in the Heartland, a community garden started by the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District through partnerships with Highlands County Government and private companies and individuals. Susie Bishop, District executive director (not visible), said the 38 garden plots o George Boulevard in Sebring are meant to help citizens support agriculture, teach young people about food sources, provide appreciation for food production, and also give people an outlet to enjoy the outdoors and produce their own food. mid-$400s for people who qualify, while the two-bedroom apartments would be $400s to mid-$500s The building would be three stories, Wind said, with the proper ty perimeter surrounded by shrubbery. There would be one dr iv eway and a large lawn in the front separating the roadway from the front parking lot. The building would also have all interior corridors and eleva tors, Wind said. S ome r esidents questioned the validity of the r ent or the need for rental units in a community where people own their homes. C ommission member Rick I ngler said ther e ar e many seniors on low incomes who would benet from it. James Aaron, a trustee of the Greater Mt. Z ion AME Chur ch immediately north of the parcel said he favored the project overall. However, he was concerned about its impact to trafc and the likelihood that put ting shrubbery around the pr oper ty would prompt pedestrians to trespass over adjoining property to get to the apartments. Unfortunately, in our community, peo ple have little regard for sidewalks and str eets, Aaron said. Wind said a trafc study would be done prior to development. Joseph Aaron, an ad jacent property owner to the rear at 1140 G r and Ave., said hes accosted two people crossing barbed wire fences, and wondered if the developer would be able to ensure se curity even with such fences H e also questioned the need for 80 dwelling units and said if it wasn t deeded to only allow 55 and older residents it might attract cr ime People can be se cure in their units or pr isioners in their units, Joseph Aaron said. He also said unless the property was secure, the proposed swimming pool in the r ear and proposed exercise eld in the front could become ar eas for illicit activity or ambush. H e also suggested the dev elopment would attr act mor e trespassers on the backs of lawns. Wind said that the development would have to be 100 percent seniors in order to get the tax credits. When asked if a grandchild might move in with a resident, Wind said he would look into that. Wind said the site will have a security of cer, but if there are issues the company could hire private security. ML KK FROM PAGE A A 1 =-Ilowsrll..,tIBlinds 4Sof SebringVillage Fountain Plaza I237 US 27 N. Sebring Iblindsasapotsebring;:gmailcom863.314.9790homeestimates I%Mon-Fr5a-5p Iat. byapptL J

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www.newssun.comFriday, September 12, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A7 Digging through my old tackle boxes, I came across three old lures that I havent used in years: the Arbogast Mudbug, the Heddon Hellbender and the Bomber Bait Compa nys Bomber lure. All thr ee lur es were originally construct ed from wood, and all thr ee hav e a metal lip which allows for deepdiving, while creating an enticing wiggle. Back before we had the ood of plastic, shallow-running, deepdiving, square-lipped crank baits, these three lures probably ac counted for more bass being caught than all other diving lur es on the market. All three were de signed to imitate a cr awsh, one of the largemouth bass favorite foods, and for the most par t, all thr ee lures were designed to be virtually weedless. The long, metal diving lip, combined with two sets of tr eble hooks purposely positioned at the rear of the lure, al low it to dig deep and bounce off many under water structures. E v en if it does get hung up, by releasing some slack line, the lur e will gener ally slide backwards and unattach itself from the obstacle. Although I used all thr ee lures quite a bit, my favorite was always the Mudbug. The faster you cranked the bait, the deeper it would run and the key was to get it to plow into the sand or mud bottom much like a crawsh, or tick it along the tops of bot tom grass. I t also wor ked very well casting it to the edge of weeds and grass-beds, cranking it alongside the edges so it appeared to a bass as a crawsh darting in and out of the struc ture. B ecause all thr ee lures were constructed from wood, all three would oat, so depending on the speed of the r etr ieve they could be worked slowly in shallow water or faster, often with a stop-and-go r etr ieve, in water ranging from 2 to 15 feet. I believ e all thr ee lures are still in produc tion today, although they ar e pr obably made in plastic, but the design is still the same. S o if y ou want to try something the bass probably have never seen, you might want to dig out one of the older versions, or pick up one of the new plas tic lures and give it a t r y. It might just give you the edge youre looking for.Crappie seasonLike many sher men who enjoy catching crappies, I usually begin shing for them in mid-S eptember on Lake Istokpoga. Most are grouped in massive schools of 100 or more and these schools will generally be found roaming the deeper water, often fol lowing schools of minnows. My appr oach is the same, year after year: On Lake Istokpoga, I launch my boat on the north side of the lake and idle out a few hun dred yards from the lar ge lily pad elds and set up for a drift south. Typically this time of the year, the wind will be coming out of the north or northeast and this gives you a great amount of water to cover as you slowly drift south. I rig up a couple of rods with crappie rigs SPORTsS FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonOld lures that workSEE LUR EE S | A9 BY VICTORIA SAWICKI NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T LAKELAND After an hour lightning delay passed, it was the Blue Streaks starting off their rst district season with a sweep of Tues days meet at Gandy P ool in Lakeland. S ebring topped Lake Region, Lake Gibson and Teneroc, with the boys totaling 310 and the girls 317. In the 200-yard med ley relay, Gabriella Dion, Clara Simpson, Adrienne Silva and K atie S mith took second with the time of 2:21.03. The S ebr ing boys also took second with the time of 1:56.88 with Lukas High, Grifn Chynoweth, Jack Edgemon and T evin Bullard. Cassidy Hitt came in third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:56.47 and J ennai H agen took fourth. M att S utermeister came in third in the boys 200 freestyle for the Streaks. The girls 200-yard in dividual medley, Simpson came in rst while D ion came in second. S mith then took second in the girls 50 free with the time of 30.71. B ullar d ended up taking second as well in the bo ys 50 fr ee within just two seconds of coming in rst. B yr on Cobb placed rst for boys diving with a score of 191, while Mary Patterson placed rst for the Lady Sebring pulls off big win Victoria Sawicki/News-SunAmanda Copeland took third in the 100 back during Sebrings win Tuesday.SEE SWIM | A10 BY JAMES TA YY L OR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK The Avon Park Wet Devil swim team won their second consecutiv e swim meet on Tuesday night against visiting Lake Wales. The boys dominat ed the night, outscor ing the Highlanders 174-74, while the girls topped their counter par ts, 119-105. W e continually get better times, said Avon Park head coach Tracy Lee. We did not break any school records tonight, but we are getting close. The kids ar e doing superb and working hard. Avon Park started the meet by winning the rst four races, the boys and girls 200-yard med ley relay and 200-yard individual fr eestyle Mikaela Talley, Hannah Farr, Tammy H utchins and Ashlee Carnahan combined for a time of 2:23.64 in Wet Devils continue to roll James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks Zach Hutchins, who also dives, does the buttery. He was part of the 200 yard medley relay that won in Tuesdays meet with Lake Wales.SEE AP | A10 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR Week three of the high school football season is upon us, and all three Highlands County teams will have their hands full. Lake Placid will take its show on the road to Sarasota to square off with Cardinal Mooney after last weeks big win over Moore Ha ven. The C ougars ar e 2-0, with a 20-0 win over LaBelle in their opening contest and a 2013 win last w eek o ver Admiral Farragut. Mooney will be a tough opponent. They dont make many mistakes and they have some good looking talent, Dragon head coach Jason Robinson said. They like to thr o w the football and we have been very good against the pass so far, so it will an in teresting battle. W ith their depth being an issue, Lake Placid has to be extra sure to be taking care of themselves in the health department. Some of this coun ty-wide u bug has hit us har d and w e have had to work around it, Robinson said. We are pretty healthy so far. We have a few guys banged up but they are battling through it. Battling through is what the team knows it will need to do once the opening whistle is blown. We will have to play a solid focused game Football trio gears up for week three Jamarques Coleman and the Green Dragons have their hands full tonight in Sarasota at Cardinal Mooney.SEE FB | A10 461 .. ......... .................................................wJ.Vqk

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A8 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 12, 2014 www.newssun.com 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. Champions Club Golf Tourney AVON PARK This years 2nd Annual Avon Park Champi ons Club golf tourney will be held at River Greens Golf Club on S atur day, Sept. 20, with an 8 / a.m. tee Entry fee is $60 per player and will include golf, cart, refreshments 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 sponsorship are available for $50. This years title sponsor is MIDFLOR IDA Credit Union, Cohan Radio Group and its $2,000 hole-in-one pr ize and Walmart. The eld will be limited to the rst 100 entrants so get those entries in right away. All pr oceeds go to benet the academic and athletic needs of Avon Park schools. Contact tourney director 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. P anther Ribs A VON PARK Pan ther Athletics is now taking pr e-or ders for their annual Pork Rib BBQ to be held in conjunction with the Lady P anther V olleyball Tournament on Friday, Sept. 26. Serving time for the ribs will be from 11 / a.m. to 4 / p .m. To order, email or call Heather Schubert or Coach Hitt, place your order, and stop by and pick it up to take home with you on that Friday, or take your ribs in the gym and enjoy some colle giate volleyball action. P r e-order deadline is Friday, Sept. 19. If you miss the preorder deadline, we will have ribs on site but get there early as we tend to sell out. Rib order prices are as follows, all checks can be made payable to SFSC Athletics. Rib Basket is $7 and includes ribs, chips choice of drink and cookie. A Slab Rib is $11 and Full Slab of Ribs is $20. BBQ sauce will be provided on site. All pre-orders will be wrapped to go for your convenience. Sebring Chamber 5K SEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Com merce will hold its 3rd Annual M ajor Thomas B. McGuire Jr. 5K and 1 Mile Veteran Honor Walk on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 / a.m. at H ighlands Hammock State P ar k. 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-percent of the race proceeds to the Honor Flight Net work, an organization that transpor ts veterans to Washington D .C. to celebr ate their stories as a veteran to be honored. The early entry 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 r educed fee of $10 if registered by Sept. 26, or $15 if registered 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 event, 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 information, please contact Laur ie M urphy at (863) 382-2134 or via email at MurphyL@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 Sebring Sunrise Ro tary 5K Run SEBRING The Se bring Sunrise Rotary will be having their 2nd annual R ed, White and Blue 5K Run, Walk or Stride event on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Highlands Hammock State P ar k. Check-in begins at 6:30 / a.m., with the race starting at 8 / a.m. All pr oceeds will benet the Honor Fights Network for lo cal veterans. H onor F lights is a program which ies veterans to Washing ton D. C. to visit the war memor ials and honor their service. Early entry fee is $20, which includes a t-shirt in sizes small to 2X. Entry fee paid on the day of the race is $25. There are two spe cial packages: the F amily F our Pack, which is $80, and the Team fee for the Combined Time Competition which is $100. E ntr y forms will be available on the Sebring Sunrise Rotary website (sebringsunriserotary.com) under the ev ents tab and can also be picked up at Ear-Tronics at 230 Se bring Square (Sebring S quar e Plaza between Shooters and Advance America). For more information, please call Ramon at (863)381-6875. G r een 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. For questions, call Rhonda Beckman at 452-1295, ext. 112. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTSCOMING UPHigh School Football Today Sebring at Hardee, 7:30 p.m.; Avon Park vs. Ft. Meade, 7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at Cardinal Mooney, 7 p.m. High School Volleyball Today Sebring at Winter Park/Lake Highlands Prep Tourney Saturday Sebring at Winter Park/Lake Highlands Prep Tourney High School Swimming Saturday Sebring, Lake Placid at Florida Southern College High School Classic, 9 a.m. todayTODAY BASKETBALL WORLD cupCUP cC OLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF MM AJOR LEAG uU E BA SEBALL WNBA FINALS S aturdayATURDAY A uU TO RA cC I NG cC OLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF MLB pP REMIER LEAG uU E SO ccCC ER SpSP ORTS OO N TV ScSC ORE BOARDMLBAmerican LeagueEast W L Pct GB Baltimore 86 59 .593 Toronto 76 69 .524 10 New Y ork 74 69 .517 11 Tampa Bay 70 76 .479 16 Boston 63 83 .432 23 Central W L Pct GB Kansas City 80 64 .556 Detroit 80 66 .548 1 Cleveland 74 69 .517 5 Chicago 65 80 .448 15 Minnesota 62 82 .431 18 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 90 55 .621 Oakland 81 64 .559 9 Seattle 79 66 .545 11 Houston 65 81 .445 25 Texas 54 91 .372 36 Wednesda ys Games Baltimore 10, Boston 6 N.Y. Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 5 Minnesota at Cleveland, ppd., rain Toronto 11, Chicago Cubs 1 Kansas City 3, Detroit 0 L.A. Angels 8, Texas 1 Chicago White Sox 2, Oakland 1 Houston 5, Seattle 2 Thursdays Games Minnesota at Cleveland, 1st game, late Oakland at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at Cleveland, 2nd game, late Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late Boston at Kansas City, late Fridays Games N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 6-4) at Baltimore (Gausman 7-7), 1:05 / p.m., 1st game N.Y. Yankees (Greene 4-3) at Baltimore (B.Norris 12-8), 7:05 / p.m., 2nd game Tampa Bay (Karns 0-0) at Toronto (Happ 9-9), 7:07 / p.m. Cle veland (Carrasco 7-4) at Detroit (D.Price 13-11), 7:08 / p.m. Atlanta (A.W ood 10-10) at Texas (D.Holland 1-0), 8:05 / p.m. Boston (W ebster 3-3) at Kansas City (Ventura 12-9), 8:10 / p.m. Minnesota (P .Hughes 15-9) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 7-10), 8:10 / p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 5-10) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 11-9), 10:05 / p.m. Oakland (Hammel 2-5) at Seattle (P axton 5-2), 10:10 / p.m.National LeagueEast W L Pct GB Washington 82 62 .569 Atlanta 75 71 .514 8 Miami 71 73 .493 11 New Y ork 71 75 .486 12 Philadelphia 67 78 .462 15 Central W L Pct GB St. Louis 80 66 .548 Pittsburgh 76 69 .524 3 Milwauk ee 75 71 .514 5 Cincinnati 69 77 .473 11 Chicago 64 82 .438 16 West W L Pct GB Los Angeles 83 63 .568 San Francisco 80 65 .552 2 San Diego 67 78 .462 15 Arizona 59 86 .407 23 Colorado 59 87 .404 24 Wednesda ys Games Atlanta 6, Washington 2 Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 3 Toronto 11, Chicago Cubs 1 N.Y. Mets 2, Colorado 0 Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 2 Milwaukee 4, Miami 1 L.A. Dodgers 4, San Diego 0 San Francisco 5, Arizona 0 Thursdays Games St. Louis at Cincinnati, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, late Washington at N.Y. Mets, late Miami at Milwaukee, late Fridays Games Chicago Cubs (Wada 4-2) at Pittsburgh (Cole 8-5), 7:05 / p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 10-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 8-7), 7:05 / p.m. W ashington (G.Gonzalez 8-9) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 6-7), 7:10 / p.m. Atlanta (A.W ood 10-10) at Texas (D.Holland 1-0), 8:05 / p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 5-5) at Milw aukee (Lohse 12-9), 8:10 / p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 13-10) at St. Louis (W ainwright 17-9), 8:15 / p.m. San Diego (Stults 6-16) at Arizona (Nuno 0-5), 9:40 / p.m. L.A. Dodger s (Ryu 14-6) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 17-9), 10:15 / p.m.National Football LeagueAMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF P A Miami 1 0 0 1.000 33 20 N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1.000 19 14 Buffalo 1 0 0 1.000 23 20 New England 0 1 0 .000 20 33 South W L T Pct PF P A Tennessee 1 0 0 1.000 26 10 Houston 1 0 0 1.000 17 6 Jacksonville 0 1 0 .000 17 34 Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 24 31 North W L T Pct PF P A Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 23 16 Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1.000 30 27 Cleveland 0 1 0 .000 27 30 Baltimore 0 1 0 .000 16 23 West W L T Pct PF PA Den ver 1 0 0 1.000 31 24 San Diego 0 1 0 .000 17 18 Oakland 0 1 0 .000 14 19 Kansas City 0 1 0 .000 10 26 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF P A Philadelphia 1 0 0 1.000 34 17 Washington 0 1 0 .000 6 17 Dallas 0 1 0 .000 17 28 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 14 35 South W L T Pct PF PA Carolina 1 0 0 1.000 20 14 Atlanta 1 0 0 1.000 37 34 New Orleans 0 1 0 .000 34 37 Tampa Bay 0 1 0 .000 14 20 North W L T Pct PF P A Minnesota 1 0 0 1.000 34 6 Detroit 1 0 0 1.000 35 14 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 20 23 Green Ba y 0 1 0 .000 16 36 West W L T Pct PF P A Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 36 16 San F rancisco 1 0 0 1.000 28 17 Arizona 1 0 0 1.000 18 17 St. Louis 0 1 0 .000 6 34 Thursda ys Game Pittsburgh at Baltimore, late Sundays Games Dallas at Tennessee, 1 / p.m. Ne w England at Minnesota, 1 / p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 / p.m. Jackson ville at Washington, 1 / p.m. Arizona at N.Y Giants, 1 / p.m. Ne w Orleans at Cleveland, 1 / p.m. Atlanta at Cincinnati, 1 / p.m. Detroit at Carolina, 1 / p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 4:05 / p.m. St. Louis at T ampa Bay, 4:05 / p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:25 / p.m. Kansas City at Den ver, 4:25 / p.m. N.Y Jets at Green Bay, 4:25 / p.m. Chicago at San F rancisco, 8:30 / p.m. Monda y, Sep. 15 Philadelphia at Indianapolis, 8:30 / p.m. ............................................................

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www.newssun.comFriday, September 12, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A9 two snelled hooks coming off the line with a bell sinker on the bottom bait up with minnows (hooked either through the lower lip or under the dor sal n), and just drop the baits until the w eight hits bottom and I have slack line. The water is relatively shallow in this area, only 4-6 feet deep but once I hit the bottom, I reel up a few inches and just let the wind mo v e me along. Whats cool about crappie shing is you may not get a bite for an hour, and all of a sudden youve got bites on every bait and youre catching them two at a time. Whats happened is youve oated over a school of sh, or theyve simply moved under your boat. The action may not last long, but while they are there, youll catch them as fast as you can put your min nows into the water. C r appie jigs work equally as well as minnows and dont require the constant r ebaiting. S ome of these sh can be huge. In the last couple of years, Ive caught a number of crappies in the 13-14 inch size, but usually the sh youll catch in these large schools will be be tween 10-12 inches. Catching y our limit of these feisty sh can bring some real smiles at the dinner table. Crappies will continue to school up for the next few months before they move into the r eeds and lily pads to spawn.REDS III nally made the decision to close my retail store, REDS II, at 3603 S ebr ing Parkway. The decision was a difcult one to make and I thought we could hold on until the snow birds return, but we ar e closing the stor e. For the next week or so, we will be moving merchandise out of the stor e but if youre looking for a great deal on shing tackle, stop in and see what we have left. I appreciate all the support weve had in the past, but its tough to survive in a business when youre compet ing against the big box stor es and the access people have to internet shopping.Lake Placid Team TrailThe Lake Placid Team Trail will be holding its rst tour nament of the 20142015 season on S unday Sept. 21 at Lake O keechobee Harney Pond boat ramp. In order to sh the event, teams must sign up and register with Dick Morgan, presi dent, (863) 840-3042; John Huber, vice president, (863) 633-9994; N or man Lee, weigh master, (863) 441-0297; or Ken Karoll, tour director/treasurer, (863) 447-1973 or (863) 4656345. O nly 25 teams will be eligible to participate so if youre interested in shing one of the best tour nament cir cuits ar ound, get registered today.Don Norton is a profession Golf Hammock Last Monday, Sept. 8, the Mezza Group played Indi vidual Pro-Am Points. The A gr oup was won b y David Mulligans +6 and sec ond place fell to Mike Anselm at +3. I n B gr oup Jim Daigneault took top honors at Even while Bill Woudenberg placed second with a -1. C group was won by Joe Hyzny with a +5 and Bob Hughes took second place with a +1. Karl Mellors +9 grabbed the honors for D group and Ken Porter picked up sec ond place with +7. N ext M onday, Sept. 15, the Mezza Group will contin ue to play at Golf Hammock C C beginning at 7:45 / a.m. Please arrive by 7:30 due to a big eld of players. For more information, call Joe Hyzny at 863-318-7960 or 863-458-0248Last Monday, Sept. 1, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points. In A group there was a tie for rst place between Don Brewer and Rich Ramazetti, Jr. at +2. B group was won by Mike Anselm at Even and Ronnie Johnston took second place with -2. C group saw Les Camp bell take rst place with +2 follo w ed by Johnny McEachren in second place with Even. In D group John Robertson came in rst with +4 follo w ed by a tie for second place at +2 between Jim H ammond and Len Westdale. P hil R aymond took rst place in E group with +4 followed by Tony Frances at E v en and Billy Parr took third place with -2. Dave Hankinson took rst place in F group with +3 and Joe Hyzny came in second with -3. G group saw Bill Wouden berg win with a +1 and Rich R amaz etti, Sr. took second place with a -2. In H group Doug Haire took rst place with a +2 followed by a tie for second place at E v en between Ken Porter and Larry Spry. Next Monday the Mezza group will continue to play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 / a.m. P lease arrive by 7:30 / a.m. due to a big eld of players. For more information, call Joe Hyzny at 863-318-7960 or 863-458-0248. Lake June West The Mens League played on Wednesday, Sept. 10, and saw the foursome of Dick Denhart, Norm Grubbs, Bill Fowler and Joe Swartz card a 42 for the win. Doyan Eades, Neil Isett, Chuck Colley, Don Bolton and Fred Neer teamed up to take second with a 44. For closest to the pin, Jack McGinnis hit to 17-feet, 6-inches from No. 4, Don Fulton to 4-feet, 6-inch es from No. 8 and Eades to 4-feet, 4-inches fr om N o. 2. A Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Sept. 4. The team of Dick Denhart, Mike Rogers, Joann McGill and Margaret Schultz card ed a 51 for the win, taking it b y thr ee shots over the 54 brought in by John and Glo ria Huggett, Artie Maul and B arb S ydenstricker. Larry and Chris Heath teamed with Don Boulton, Charlotte Mathew and John Ruffo to take third with a 60. For closest to the pin, Rogers hit to 16-feet, 7-inches on No. 2, Schul tz to 14-feet, 2-inches at No. 8 and D enhar t to 12-feet, 4-inches from No. 4. The Mens League hit the course on Wednesday, Sept. 3, and saw the team of Rich Livingston, Jack Maginn is, Jay Jans and Bill Fowler come in with a 39 for the win. O ne shot back, at 40, w ere Dick Denhart, Bruce Myers, Raleigh Whiteman and John Ruffo for second and Dick Thole, Neil Isett, Jim Drake, Art Maul and John Crimens took third with a 41. In closest to the pin, Den hart hit to 9-feet, 1-inch fr om N o. 4, Norm Grubbs to 7-feet, 5-inches from No. 2 and Whiteman to 2-feet, 5-inches from No. 8. A Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Aug. 28. Dick Denhart and Barb Sydenstricker teamed with Larry and Chris Heath to card a 53 for the win. The Huggetts, John and Gloria, joined Mike Rogers and Charlotte Mathew to take second with a 57, while Margaret Schultz, Don Boulton, John Ruffo and Artie Maul were third at 62. For closest to the pin on the day, Maul got to 17 feet from No. 4 and Sydenstrick er to 7-feet, 4-inches from No 8. And nearly holing out was Chris Heath, who stuck her shot on No. 2 to a mere ve inches from the cup. 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 LURES FROM PAGE A A 7 SNAPs S HOTs S GOLF BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR Three Tuesday matches for area volleyball teams, three T uesday wins for ar ea volleyball teams. Avon Park got back on track in dominant fashion over Frostproof to notch a District 9-4A win. After a 25-14 opening set, the Devil defense held the Bulldogs to single digits in the sec ond set for a 25-9 win. They then closed it out with a 25-12 clincher and gav e themselves some momentum heading into Thursdays district match with M cK eel. Lake Placid did beat McKeel in three Tuesday, but not quite as handily as they should hav e. The scores were 2518, 25-19 and 25-22, but this was an opponent the Dragons should hav e dominated. They w ere only close because we didnt play like we can, head coach Charlotte Bauder said. I think they were still worn out from the win over Sebring Mon day. S peaking of S ebring, Mondays loss may well have been the spark they needed as they went out and got their own sweep Tues day against district foe H ar dee in Wauchula. It was a lot better than Monday, thats for sure, head coach Venessa Sinness said. Lake P lacid hosted Mulberry Thursday and will host non-district Moore Haven Tuesday. Sebring had Thursday off, but head to Or lando over the weekend for the W inter Park/ Lake Highlands Prep Tournament.Trifecta Tuesday for area volleyball Though emotionally drained from Mondays big win over Sebring, Maddie Wilson and the Lady Green Dragons got past McKeel on Tuesday. GREEN BAY, Wis. With the Green Bay Packers regular season home opener just ar ound the cor ner, concessionaires at Lambeau Field want to make sur e fans kno w about some new offer ings. The P ackers and D elaware North Companies Sportservice say some of the new sandwiches this season include the 22inch horseshoe-shaped smoked sausage in a house-made bun. Its topped with sauerkraut and drizzled with a beer cheese sauce. And theres anoth er new sausage offer ing bratchos. Sliced br atwurst, potato chips sauerkraut, jalapenos, sour cream with beer cheese sauce are served up in a bucket. WBAY-TV says the new concessions on the lighter side of the menu include chicken and veggie burgers and a broccoli and cheese baked potato with lowfat sour cream.Bratchos to veggie burgers on Lambeau menu 'v` ,/'

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A10 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 12, 2014 www.newssun.com rfntbbrb AmazingHomes, AordablePrices rf ntbrt fb $99,500 $490permonthMortgageRate4.25%30YearLoan PrincipleandInterestOnly 3077504 Victoria Sawicki/News-SunGeorge Livingston competes in the 100 buttery Tuesday as the Blue Streaks swept to a win in their district opener.Streaks with a score of 118. Kat Noonan placed second for the girls diving with a score of 108. S ilv a came in with a time of 1:23.64 for the girls in the 100 buttery. And Bullard won his 100 freestyle in 54 seconds. T aking second for the girls 200 freestyle relay were Hagen, Anna Frietas, Hitt and Silva. D ion then came in second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:14.25 and Amanda C opeland came in 10 seconds later to take third. Ending the night, Sebring took rst and second in the girls 400 fr eestyle relay and the boys than took rst and third. A successful start to the district schedule, with the Streaks next hitting the pool Sat urday at the Florida S outher n College High School Classic. SWIM FROM PAGE A A 7the 200 medley to start the evening. Zack Hutchins, Josh Williams, Logan Car roll and Steven New follo w ed with a win the boys 200 medley with a time of 1:54.60. Farr and Koy McGrath continued Avon P ar ks fast start with wins in the 200 free with times of 2:20.18 and 2:06.06, respectively. I n the 200 individual medley Alexis Cor nell placed rst for Lake W ales and Avon Parks Luis Cervera captured rst in a close, thr ee-person r ace with a team of 2:41.30. The schools split in the 50 freestyle as Lake Waless Rebekah Sikes won the girls with a time of 33.49 and Avon Parks New edged out Lake Waless Austin Henry by .16 seconds to nish at 24.89. The schools also split the top spot in diving as Hutchins tallied up 119.75 points for Avon Park and Thommy Pre torious captured rst for Lake W ales with 166.65 points. The two schools would also split the 100 buttery, 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle, with Lake Wales winning on the girls portion and Avon Park placing rst in the boys. For Lake Wales, Cor nell won the 100 buttery at 1:21.11, Paige Claxton edged out teammate S ikes in the 100 free with a time of 1:16.24 and Symber ly Glisson nished the 500 fr eestyle in 7:11.43. A von Park countered with Carroll, New and McGrath winning the 100 buttery, 100 freestyle and 500 free, respectively. C arr oll nished with a time of 1:04.94, New in 56.66 and McGrath in 6:14.23. The Wet Devils then went on a six-event streak with a rst-place nish. They captured the 200 freestyle relay as Talley, Kasey Starling, Hutchins and Farr n ished in under two minutes at 1:59.63. The bo ys follo wed suit as Williams, Cerve ra, McGrath and New combined for a time of 1:40.70. T alley and Cervera also won the 100 backstroke. T alley nished with a 1:20.32 for the girls and Cervera won with a time of 1:22.03. Farr followed up her school-record perfor mance last week with another win in the 100 br eaststroke with a time of 1:21.23 for the girls and Williams won for the boys with a time of 1:13.87. The Highlanders won the nal two events as they captured rst in both the boys and girls 400 free relay. Coach Lee stated that the team has been working hard and are excited. That and the sup port that the team has gotten fr om par ents and the students has helped build the excitement for swimming in A v on Park. Their next home meet is Thursday, Sept. 18, against Lake Placid and Hardee at 5:30 / p.m. AP FROM PAGE A A 7 James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks Mikaela Talley placed rst in the 100 yard backstroke Tuesday.Friday night, Robinson said. If we can do that and win or br eak even in the turnover battle, we should have a chance to win in the fourth quarter. Thats all we are asking from our guys right now. It will be a good game for us to measure our growth. Game time in Saraso ta is slated for 7 / p.m.Streaks square off with WildcatsThe Sebring Blue Streaks enter the third week of the season coming off of a big win against the O keechobee Brahmans, 30-13. H o wever, the Streaks will have an even tougher opponent as they face the Wildcats tonight in Hardee. The Wildcats are 0-2 on the year, but their record doesnt accu rately reect their play as they ar e always a very tough team. In the past three years, Sebring has gone 1-2 against Hardee and are looking to even up the won/loss record. They are a very tough team. We arent really changing how we prepare for games, if we can cut back on our penalties then I believe we will be in good shape, said Blue Streak head coach La Vaar Scott. Sebr ings defense has done an excellent job, allowing the Brahmans just 38 offensive yards last Friday. The offense has also done very well in the past two games, scor ing 53 points. The S tr eaks have, however, compiled a lot of penalties in the past two games, which just wont do. Hardee is a team that will capitalize on our mistakes, Scott said. Im proud of what we have been able to accomplish on both sides of the ball so far but we will be tested even more as the season progresses. It is a rainy fore cast for tonight, but that has been the case each w eek of the young season, and it hasnt stopped the Streaks yet. Kickoff time at Hard ee is schedule for 7:30 / p .m.Devils set to meet MinersAvon Park will face a tough challenge tonight as it hosts the F or t Meade Miners at Joe Franza Stadium. The Red Devils have dug early holes for themselves in the rst two outings, and they were not able to dig out. Primarily, they gave up touchdowns in the rst two games when snaps have gone into the end zone, some thing that head coach W ade J ackson does not want to see for a third straight game. The main thing I am looking for is for us not to give the other team gifts at the begin ning of the ball game, said J ackson. We have worked extra snaps before practice, we worked on snaps after practice when the snapper is tir ed and w e changed our punter this week. It is a matter of working on the things that w e hav e been doing, getting more reps and more practice at it. Fort Meades rise into the top 200 on the MaxPrep rankings for the state of Florida has not gone unnoticed by Jackson when watch ing lm on the Miners. They hav e a real solid football team, he noted. In my opinion, one of the best we ar e going to play all year. They have two guys that can take it to the house at any time, so we have to wrap up and tackle. Jackson comment ed that it can be frustrating because the defense has played well in the rst two games despite giving up touchdowns on a third and long and fourth and 25. We just cannot have that, explained Jackson. That is one thing we reiterated to the kids all week and we took a lot of time showing lm. Unfor tunately, we are showing mistakes, but they hav e to see that. Jackson also stated that the biggest thing offensively is that they have to maintain and nish drives. When we get inside the red zone, we have to be able to score. We had three opportuni ties against Mulberry in their red z one and did not score, we cannot have that. J ackson does not believ e that they will be able to r un side to side against Fort Meade, stating that they are going to run right at them. We need to hold on to the football ear ly and maintain some momentum thr oughout the game and see what happens He also does not use the youth of his team as an excuse and says they have a lot of enthusiasm, adding that at times that enthusiasm is momentarily lost and the kids do not play with a lot of r e. Its like we are waiting around to see what happens instead of going out and making it happen, said J ackson. Start time for the game tonight is 7:30 / p .m.News-Sun correspon dents David DeGena ro and James Taylor con tributed to this article. FB FROM PAGE A A 7 Moses Satine and the Red Devils look to get things going in the right direction tonight against Ft. Meade. KDTI DO mOO mBD2 CK D M-BDBD3 LIV GAPORCH

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L IVING BFriday, September 12, 2014 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesBeyond the BasicsWhile the majority of millennials feel knowledgeable about basic day today banking products such as checking accounts, there is room to learn about personal nance topics in cluding savings accounts, credit cards and cre ating a budget. The experts at TD Bank offer the following guidelines to get you started.Savings account options vary from simple accounts (generally with lower minimum bal ance requirements, but also lower rates of return) to more sophisticated accounts that reward you with higher interest rates as your balance grows. Understand minimum balance requirements before opening an account. Consider opening a savings account at the same bank as your main checking account. Many banks offer special benets for hav ing multiple accounts such as lower balance requirements or higher interest rates. Look for accounts that offer low or no maintenance fees or ones that waive the fee as long as you maintain a low minimum balance. Verify whether there are limitations on withdraws (which can be a good way to help ensure that what you earmark for savings stays put, but detri mental if an unexpected situation arises). If youre saving for a particular event or item, inquire about special goaloriented accounts that generally allow lower balances and can help ensure you reach your target.Credit cards allow you to borrow money to pay for products or services. The upside is that responsible credit card management can boost your credit score, qualifying you for lower inter est rates in the future. However, it is important to avoid getting overextended with debt. Compare costs (the interest rate, as well as charges, such as annual and balance transfer fees) versus rewards. While free is always appealing, remember that modest fees may be worth the expense in exchange for robust mileage or cashback programs. Check into policies regarding lost cards or stolen identity to understand your accountability if unauthorized charges appear on your account. Conrm payment details, including minimum payment requirements, payment deadlines and the grace period. Commit to always paying on time to avoid FAMILY FEATURES Though much is made about millennials and their sense of responsibility (or lack thereof), new research suggests that when it comes to managing their money, this generation takes few risks. According to the TD Bank Financial Education Survey, 47 per cent of millennials (adults ages 18 to 34) described their nancial personality as being cautious when it comes to overall per sonal nance habits. A desire for more information to guide their money decisions was a common theme of the survey. Millennials want more support with their personal nances, said Nandita Bakhshi, executive vice president, Retail Distribution and Product, TD Bank. They recognize that nancial edu cation is a key component of nancial success, and they need to feel empowered so they become more condent about their nancial futures. According to the TD Bank survey, the majority (69 percent) of this generation has no formal nancial education training, such as a class at school, a seminar at a local bank or online courses. When it comes to looking for advice, millennials are relying primarily on banks and their families for answers. Not surprisingly, this group of techsavvy individuals uses the tools of online and mobile banking to their advantage. In fact, an overwhelming 88 percent of those surveyed use online banking for executing day today transactions. While technology serves as a huge resource, over half of respondents still use local branches for their banking needs. By arming themselves with information, this generation can take steps now to begin developing a sound nancial future, Bakhshi said. Making responsible decisions, learning about the options available to them and taking steps to safeguard their private nancial data in this technology age are important as pects of nancial responsibility that will pay dividends in the future. Financial Success Begins with YouYou may be surprised by how the decisions you make as a young security. Follow these tips from the experts at TD Bank to lay the foun Live within your means and pay your bills on time. Take the initiative to learn about banking basics such as balancing a checkbook, paying off debt and creating a budget. Begin investing in a 401K as ear ly as possible. Visit your local bank branch and talk to an expert about what prod ucts are right for you. ucation for additional tips. Its easy to see why mobile banking has created quite a fol gertips, mobile apps are designed to serve everyday banking needs with ease. Here are a few of the convenient features these apps offer users anytime, anywhere: View your account balance, pending transactions and his tory. Move money from one account to another without the need to visit a branch facility. Depositing money is a snap. Simply take a picture of a check and then directly deposit it into your account. This service allows you to electronically transfer funds from your account into someone elses account, replacing the need for paper checks.late fees and penalties to your credit score, and avoid paying only the minimum to keep your debt low. Keep track of your credit score and report issues immediately.Budgets may feel restrictive and even overwhelming, but a monthly nancial plan can help reduce stress while learning how to better manage your money. First, identify all sources of income and account for all expenses for one month. Avoid the mistake of only budgeting for major bills. Make sure to include monthly expenses such as a rent, groceries or gym memberships. Remember to pay yourself and allocate money for savings. Subtract your total monthly ex penses from your monthly income. If you have a surplus, determine how youll use it (such as devoting more to savings). If the balance is negative, make adjustments to ensure youre living within your means. Once your monthly budget is set, make it a habit of tracking your spending and revisiting your bud get every few months to ensure you are staying on track. 'Raw00NorFINANCING f t'BANKING IN THETI IE FUTURE MILLENNIAL AGE

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B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 12, 2014 www.newssun.com DEAR ABBY: Im a gay male college student who is out and comfortable with who I am 99 percent of the time. When I was in high school, I tried to come out to my parents and it didnt go smoothly. They had an emotional crisis for a day, then shrugged it off as just another teenage phase. After the panic mode was over, they bought me off with an expensive car and continued believing Im straight. I make no attempt to hide who I am because I expect to be treated the same, regardless. But its awkward whenever I am asked by either parent, Do you have a girlfriend? or, How are you doing with the ladies? Do you have any advice on what I should say in response, given my parents emotional reaction? ITS WHO I AM IN CALIFORNIA DEAR WHO I AM: It is obvious that your parents are in denial. If you havent told them again about your sexual orientation, you should. If you are unable to summon up the words to tell them what they are waiting for isnt going to happen, then contact PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays pflag.org), not only for your own sake, but also for theirs. In light of your parents reaction the last time you leveled with them, they may need emotional support to accept that you are gay, and PFLAG can provide it. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) Parents persist in thinking gay son will straighten out 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. Solution on B5PUZZLE CORNER LOS ANGELES Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smiths Dolphin Tale 2 is another engaging film inspired by the real-life inhabitants of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Bringing together the original cast, headed by Harry Connick Jr., and, of course, Winter, the remarkable dolphin outfitted with a groundbreaking prosthetic tail who put the CMA on the map, the sequel again eschews cloying dramatics in favor of a straightahead, more docudrama feel. The nonetheless rousing results should make a splash with family audiences who were responsible for Dolphin Tales tidy $72.3 million domestic haul. This time around, Smith also dons a screenwriters cap in recounting the subsequent rescue and rehabilitation of injured marine animals brought to the actual Florida Gulf Coast facility. It has been several years since the films young Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) first bonded with the dolphin who had lost her tail after becoming ensnared in a crab trap, but the death of Panama, an elderly dolphin who was both companion and surrogate mother to Winter, has left the younger dolphin despondent and uncooperative. The clock is ticking for CMAs Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick, Jr.) to abide by USDA regulations and find a female companion suitable for pairing with Winter or see the inspirational creature moved to another aquatic facility. Their best bet would seem to be Mandy, a recent rescue who had been found beached and severely sunburned, but keeping her at the aquarium with Winter would mean not letting her go back to her natural habitat. That would go against Hasketts rescue/rehabilitate/ release mission. Hope ultimately arrives in the form of a dolphin calf stray (discovered, in real life, on the night of the first films wrap party), but theres no guarantee the infant will bond with the tail-less Winter. Even more so than last time out, Smith focuses a great deal of attention on the details the day-to-day minutiae of the facilitys rescue and rehab work that elevate what could have otherwise been another well-intentioned but soggy fish-out-ofwater yarn. Those specifics are efficiently navigated by Connick, Jr., who blends a convincing author ity with tenderness, as does the rest of the returning cast, including Cozi Zuehlsdorff as Hasketts concerned daughter, Hazel, and, in reduced roles, Kris Kristofferson as her grandfather, Ashley Judd, as Sawyers mom and Morgan Freeman as prosthetics whiz Dr. Cameron McCarthy. Echoing that unadorned, matter-of-fact approach is the crisp cinematography and graceful score by Dolphin Tale newcomers, Daryn Okada and Rachel Portman, respectively. 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Friday, September 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 www.newssun.com HEALTHY LIVING The other day I was eating lunch with a friend and colleague and he mentioned that copper can increase the risk of cancer. This was not the first time I had heard something scary about copper. Last year, another friend (a medical doctor) also mentioned coppers association with cancer, especially hormonal types. How could something so integral to our body be so bad I wondered? I researched it. Just like I suspected, copper is essential to good health. We dont need a lot of copper, but certain healthy amounts are vital and essential to our health and well-being. Its all about balance! Copper is required for the formation of about 50 enzymes and its needed for our transporters, which shuttle hormones and neurotransmitters all over your body. Copper protects the lining of blood vessels and myelin. It supports energy production. Did you hear that? Energy! How many of you suffer with chronic fatigue? If you have iron deficiency anemia that doesnt respond to iron supplementation, and youre ferritin remains suppressed, you might be copper deficient. You need iron to make hemoglobin, the main component of red blood cells and you cannot absorb iron without copper. Long story short, copper deficiency is sometimes at the heart of resistant iron deficiency anemia. An RBC copper blood test can reveal this. Symptoms of copper deficiency include pale skin, grey hair, skin lesions or dryness, dizziness, weakness, poor immunity, shortness of breath and malabsorption issues. Low copper is associated with low white blood cells, leukemia and other blood irregularities. Heres what else you should know: 1. Zinc supplements lower copper levels. If youve been consuming zinc supplements for a long time then you might be copper deficient, and vice versa. Ask your doctor about the zinc to copper ratio, but its about ten to one. 2. Elevated copper can cause neurological problems, possibly schizophrenia, phobias and panic attacks however the research isnt clear. This is a good time to teach you that some of you make large amounts of pyrroles. In excess, pyrroles irreversibly latch onto zinc and vitamin B6 and take it out of the body via urine. Once zinc is depleted, copper levels rise. So is it the copper that causes the problem, or the high pyrroles? If you love someone with a mental illness, you can have their pyr roles measured with a simple urine test. 3. Copper is part of a transport system in your body that protects the inner lining of your blood vessels. Deficiencies will make your vessels lose elasticity and rupture easily. 4. Copper is needed to make melanin so deficiencies are often seen in people with premature grey hair. 5. Cardiac arrhythmias can result from low copper status. 6. Copper helps you make elastin and collagen and these are components of bone and connective tissues. Copper may be useful for osteoporosis. 7. Resveratrol supplements are drug muggers of copper. 8. Copper can help you manage cholesterol. Suzy Cohen is a regis tered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more infor mation, visit www.suzy cohen.com. This information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition.8 facts you should know about copper ShutterstockCopper is a very important nutrient for several bodily functions. In the U.S. alone, approximately 60 million people suffer from asthma and allergies, which according to the American Lung Association can be triggered by mold for those who are allergic. As a responsible homeowner, its essential to be aware of the many threats, such as mold and re, which may cause harm to your family and your investment. Even the cleanest, newest and most properly-maintained homes hold potential disasters that can harm the health and safety of your family. From mold mishaps to re threats, here are some things to check for around your abode: The threat of mold With the ability to produce irritants and allergens that can compromise the health of your family, mold can grow practically any where within the home. To keep mold-producing moisture away from your home, Lucas Hamilton, building scientist and expert with CertainTeed, provides these tips: Feel the breeze: When the weather allows it, try to ventilate your home by opening windows and doors to let moisture escape. If necessary, use a fan to allow air to circulate. Insulate well: Because moisture is unavoidable in any home, its presence in the wall cavity is almost inevitable and dangerous when not addressed. Your best prevention is with quality insulation, such as innovative and exclusive CertainTeed SMARTBATT with MoistureSense technology, which helps provide a healthier indoor environment by helping to reduce the risk of mold and mildew, and improving indoor air quality overall. Direct away: While you wont be able to stop the rain from falling and creating a wet mess in your basement or crawlspace, you can take action to steer that water away. Make sure a proper grade exists in your yard to prevent water from reaching the foundation. Unseen fire dangers Beyond investing in quality smoke and re detectors, there are several other things to consider to keep your home free from ames: Hang safely: Before hanging up that new mirror, make sure you arent driving a nail through the wiring in the walls a danger that accounts for thousands of home res each year. To avoid this mishap, switch out circuit breakers with arc-fault circuit interrupters, which detect sparks and prevent them from becoming a blaze. Cook with caution: The kitchen is a hot spot for res to start. Always keep combustible items such as towels, pot holders and cookbooks at least 3-4 feet from burners, the oven and other heat sources. Clean the dryer: Reduce the risk of re by having your clothes dry er cabinet professionally cleaned every few years. If enough lint accumulates within the dryer the heating element within the appliance can start a re. Take the proper steps now to avoid unsafe conditions within the home. In the long run, it can save you time, money and possibly even the well-being of your family. For more tips on how to improve your home, visit www. certainteed.com/ insulation.Keep your family safe from homes hidden dangersFAMILY FEATURES Getty ImagesBeing aware of hidden hazards can keep your family safe and sound at home. Suzy CohenDEAR PHARMACIST rf f n nftb nnn n nb n nnn f Financing Available560 U.S. 27 North Sebring 385-4796www.CarpetPatioBlinds.comChamber of Commerce memberFamily owned & operated since 1978 rfn tbtb rff 3083635 suali4v1 1 V 11

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B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 12, 2014 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, Roy al Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are avail able. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARBC ) We are located at the 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; Lonnie Wall, pastor of students, 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.fbsebring.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.; Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For in formation, 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 ser vices. Pro visions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 3850752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valen cia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Ser vice, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and 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 pro vided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunda y School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP ISC OPA LE piscopal C hurch of the R edeemer A von Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Motor Co.). Rev. 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. Sun day 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 Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.NON -DE N OM IN AT IONALBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, Songs signed rst & second Worship services. First Worship Service 9 a.m.; Second Wor ship Service 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and S.S. classes both hours. Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patter son, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church ofce 385-1024. Web site: 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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Friday, September 12, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 www.newssun.com CROSSWORD SOLUTION An older man told a young lad that he and his best friend once made an agreement to confess their faults to each other. The young lad asked, How did it work? Not too well, the man replied. We havent spoken in 50 years! Although the New Testament teaches in James 5:16 to confess your sins to one another, this is but one type of confession commanded in Gods word. As we continue our examination of Gods plan of salvation, we will be looking at an entirely different type of confession. So far in our series, the Bible has shown that anyone wishing to become a Christian rst must hear the word of God and believe it. Then, he must change the direction of his life from sin and selshness to obedience and godliness through the act of repentance. The scriptures further teach that one must confess his faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God in order to be saved. Confession is a vital part of becoming a child of God and receiving eternal life in Heaven one day. Since mans choice to sin separates him from God, Jesus came to live and die for us so that there might be a mediator between God and us. However, for that mediation to go in our favor, Jesus gave the following instruction/warning in Matthew 10:32-33: Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven. In other words, we can either make the claim before others that Jesus is our Lord, or we can reject Him. Regardless, Christ will do the very same for us at judgment as we did for Him during our lives on the earth. So, how does one confess? The Bible teaches in Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Therefore, confession takes place when we express with our mouths what we rst believe in our hearts. The faith that exists in ones heart must exist prior to confession. You will never nd in scripture where a confession took place prior to ones faith in Jesus. Consider the example of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:37. After Philip had taught him about Jesus, the eunuch asked about what was preventing him from being baptized. Philip answered, If you believe with all your heart, you may. And, the eunuch confessed, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and was baptized. Thus, the eunuchs confession occurred after faith and prior to baptism. The apostle Paul reminded Timothy of the importance of his confession of Jesus in 1 Timothy 6:12. It reads, Fight the good ght of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. Confession, just like the other steps of salvation we have studied so far, is necessary in order to receive eternal life. Simon Peter made the good confession to Jesus in Matthew 16:16 when he said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. And, for centuries, people have been making that same good confession, just as the Bible commands. They have done so to follow Gods plan and be saved. The question is, Have you obeyed God and made that good confession? Remember, confession is but one part of Gods plan to save man, but it is just as essential as each one of the others. But, what about baptism? Isnt it important? Next week, we will take a look at the role of baptism in salvation by dening it according to the scriptures. The role of confession 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. We conclude our study of this beautiful promise Jesus made with a look at the nal word of the promise, church. When Jesus and inspired writers used this word they were using a very common word ekklesia. This described a calling out, an assembly, a summons or congregation for any purpose, such as Some therefore cried one thing and some another, for the assembly was confused, and most of them did not know why they had come together. Also, But if you have any other inquiry to make, it shall be determined in the lawful assembly (Acts 19:32,39). Contrary to its improper use today, ekklesia i.e. church never referred to a physical building, but rather to people and their assembly. As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, enter ing every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison (Acts 8:3). When Paul wrote to the churches of Galatia (Galatians 1:2) or John addressed the seven churches which are in Asia (Revelation 1:11), they were not speaking of different denominations. Rather they were addressing local congregations/assemblies of Christians, the spiritual body, the church of Christ. Of the many identities of the church (household, building, temple, bride, nation, kingdom, family), it is the body of Christ which clearly portrays Jesus as the head and saints as members. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so, we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another I will build my church, part 3Frank ParkerGUEST COLUMN PARKER | 6 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 LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. Rev. Ed Fleagle, Stated Sup ply Pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; 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 -OP4.................................................................................................................S H I A E E R I E RE A S T E R S U N D A YA L L O N Y M K A B 0 B SS F N D S M I C R 0NS I C K A K AP ILIA S H S E E MM E R H O S S S ES L Y E M SH A D S A I T I CE P H A S T E A LR E A M S E PR A B I E 5 T A A L SK I S E T C I T R A T EH I E R A R C H I C A LT R Y S T S A E R Y

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B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 12, 2014 www.newssun.com RELIGION (Romans 12:4,5). The oneness of the church, body of Christ is further depicted in 1 Corinthians 12:12-31. Pauls admonition to the church in Rome and Corinth coincides perfectly with Jesus prophetic statement in John 10:16, I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one ock with one shepherd. Ephesians 2 is an inspired document showing how the Jew and Gentile believers were reconciled as one in the church, spiritual body of Christ. Jesus concluded His promise in Matthew 16:18 with the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it (NKJV); the gates of Hades will not overpower it (NASV); The power of death will not be able to defeat my church (ETRV); the gates of Hades will not over come it (NIV). This reafrms what the prophet Daniel spoke to Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2:44: And in the days of these king the God heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and that kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever. Gates in the cities were a symbol of strength and meeting places where counsels and decisions were made. The I will build My church became I did and the power of Satan and his messengers did not and will not prevail against Deitys eternal plan!Frank Parker can be con tacted at frankparker27@ gmail.comPARKERFROM PAGE 5Avon Park Christian ChurchAVON PARK True Friends Tell The Truth. Are you a true friend that tells the truth? The pastor will be bringing a message from Luke 12:1-5 Sunday and will ask that very question. Isnt it time that we are honest with one another? Wednesday evening, the adult Bible Study class we are exploring the Bible, history and the church today in a Bible study led by Lee Taylor. Avon Park Christian Church motto is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 863-453-5334 or email avonparkchristianchurch@yahoo.com.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Salty Rebels: Part 3 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess continues his series on Old Miracles with a new meaning with the subject, Dont Worship the Robe! Church of Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For informa tion, call 863-382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver a sermon based on 1 Samuel 3:1-10 on Sunday. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on Hammock Road. Call 863-471-1999, email eucc@earthlink. net or visit www. sebringemanuelucc. com.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Senior pastor is Rev. Jon Beck and Associate Pastor is Howard Leman. Pastor Becks sermon will be based on 1 Peter 1:1-12. The Church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, 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 Two Sunday monring and The Shield of Faith continuing his series on The Armor of God Sunday evening. Family meals have resumed on Wednesdays. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive. Call 863-655-1524.First Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Wednesday activities include a family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person; reservations required). as well as adult classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections and Maxkidz. The church is located at 119 East Royal Palm Street, Lake Placid. For information, call 863-465-3721, email information@ fbclp.com or go to www.fbclp.com.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING Sundays message by Pastor Ron Norton is from 2 Timothy 1:1-7 and is titled Encouragement to be Faithful. Elders serving at the table will be Dick Asmussen and Linda Ellis. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0352.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Rev. Ed Fleagles sermon is entitled The Badge of Discipleship based on John 13:31-35. The adult Sunday school has resumed meeting at 9:15 a.m. Sunday mornings. The adult quarterly is being used. Sundays lesson is entitled The Day of Atonement based on Leviticus 16:1-22. The choirs introit is Come Into His Presence and the anthem is Sing a New Song. Youth Group is now being led by Kathleen Richards and Aleta Oldeld. They meet at 6 p.m. in the Sunday School wing. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with entrances on Lagrand Street). Call the church at 863-4533242 or visit www. avonparkapchurch. com.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peer will preach on Are You Living With Doubts from Deuteronomy 28:1-10. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0107 for information.First United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The message for Sunday will be The Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation, Part 1: Radical Hospitality. Scripture will be Matthew 22:1-10.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The church meets at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills clubhouse behind Aspen Dental. Sundays sermon series continues Davids Church. Childrens Church following praise and Tuesday home Bible study will be the nal session of the series of Messiah: Shadow to Image. For directions, call 863-658-2534 or email gracepointecog@ comcast.net.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be The Case of a Man Named Legion with scripture from: Mark 5:1-20. The service will include special music by Robert Whitman Bible study resumed this week Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. for adult Bible study. Wednesday has supper at 6 p.m. and young adult and children Bible study. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 863-314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The Rev. Ray Zirkel, missionary to Costa Rica, will be speaking at Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday. Rev. Zirkel will be speaking during the Sunday school hour in the sanctuary and then will be available for questions from 10-10:30 a.m. in Rob Reynolds Hall during the refreshment and fellowship time. He will also be presenting Missions Moments during the worship services. Coexist is the sermon title of Pastor Tim Haas at both services. The public is invited to hear of Missions in Costa Rico at all of these events. The Church is located at 500 Kent Ave., overlooking Lake Clay. For information, call 863-465-2422.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titledx7 based on Matthew 18:21-35. New Beginnings Church of Sebring is a Bible-oriented, Nondenominational church. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 863-835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The scripture text for the Sunday morning Bible lesson, Restoration, will be taken from Jeremiah 31. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 863-382-3552 for information.St. Agnes Episcopal ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Church obser v es the 14th Sunday after Pentecost with the Holy Eucharist Rite I and Rite II. 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 sermon topic Sunday will be Rescue Me! Biblical reference is from Exodus14:19-31. Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Harriet Davis will preach the sermon Our Door Is Open with scripture Luke 15:1-11 Sunday. Childrens church for K-second grade is provided during the worship service. Fellowship with coffee and cookies follows the worship service. The church is at 5887 U.S. 98. Look for the big white cross. Contact the church at 863-655-0713 for additional information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING -The pastors sermon on Sunday will be The Kingdom: Present and Future. SNAPSHOTS CHUR C H SERVICES Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Find whatyyou are looking for

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TODAYClouds and sun with a thunderstorm89 / 73Winds: NE at 6-12 mphPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.90 / 73Winds: E at 6-12 mphSATURDAYPartly sunny with a thunderstorm92 / 72Winds: ESE at 4-8 mphSUNDAYAn afternoon thunderstorm92 / 73Winds: ESE at 4-8 mphMONDAYHeavy t-storms in the afternoon91 / 73Winds: ENE at 3-6 mphTUESDAY High ............................................ 11:42 a.m. Low ............................................... 5:27 a.m. High ............................................ 11:56 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:54 p.m. High .............................................. 4:10 a.m. Low ............................................. 11:09 a.m. High .............................................. 5:40 p.m. Low ............................................. 10:48 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.50 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 92 Low Sunday ........................................... 68 High Monday ......................................... 93 Low Monday .......................................... 68 High Tuesday ......................................... 91 Low Tuesday .......................................... 69 High Wednesday .................................... 92 Low Wednesday ..................................... 67 Relative humidity .................................. 63% Expected air temperature ....................... 89 Makes it feel like .................................... 99 Monday ............................................... 29.95 Tuesday ............................................... 29.91 Wednesday ......................................... 29.92 Monday ............................................... 0.61 Tuesday ............................................... 0.14 Wednesday ......................................... 0.16 Month to date ..................................... 3.74 Year to date ....................................... 38.63Sunrise 7:10 a.m. 7:11 a.m. Sunset 7:34 p.m. 7:33 p.m. Moonrise 10:20 p.m. 11:07 p.m. Moonset 10:48 a.m. 11:47 a.m.Albuquerque 76/54/t 77/57/pc 82/60/t Atlanta 87/71/t 82/69/sh 79/69/t Baltimore 77/60/pc 70/55/r 73/57/pc Birmingham 89/69/t 83/66/pc 85/70/pc Boston 69/56/s 68/57/pc 70/57/pc Charlotte 83/67/t 79/64/t 73/64/r Cheyenne 49/33/s 71/44/s 75/44/pc Chicago 59/46/r 62/44/s 65/51/pc Cleveland 64/53/pc 64/50/pc 66/47/s Columbus 72/56/pc 71/49/s 72/50/s Dallas 76/61/r 75/66/pc 82/69/pc Denver 51/37/pc 72/47/s 81/49/pc Detroit 63/51/c 63/45/pc 65/49/pc Harrisburg 74/56/pc 66/50/r 68/51/s Honolulu 90/75/s 89/74/s 91/74/s Houston 90/73/t 84/70/t 87/73/t Indianapolis 67/51/pc 66/45/s 69/48/s Jackson, MS 90/70/t 83/66/pc 87/68/pc Kansas City 54/38/r 63/45/s 74/60/pc Lexington 74/60/pc 73/53/s 76/56/s Little Rock 72/61/r 74/58/pc 77/63/pc Los Angeles 90/68/s 93/74/s 96/73/s Louisville 75/60/pc 72/53/s 76/55/s Memphis 75/62/r 76/59/pc 81/64/pc Milwaukee 56/45/r 59/45/s 63/52/pc Minneapolis 56/39/r 61/47/s 66/49/pc Nashville 75/63/c 75/57/pc 79/61/pc New Orleans 89/75/t 89/75/t 88/76/t New York City 75/61/pc 70/61/r 72/61/pc Norfolk 76/70/c 83/69/r 74/68/r Oklahoma City 64/49/r 72/54/pc 80/62/pc Philadelphia 77/62/pc 71/57/r 73/59/pc Phoenix 104/82/s 101/82/pc 103/82/pc Pittsburgh 68/55/pc 66/47/pc 67/46/s Portland, ME 68/47/s 62/50/pc 68/49/pc Portland, OR 85/54/s 88/55/s 90/59/s Raleigh 81/67/sh 78/64/t 71/64/r Rochester 62/47/pc 60/46/r 61/44/pc St. Louis 68/49/c 67/46/s 72/57/s San Francisco 79/59/pc 76/59/pc 75/59/pc Seattle 76/52/s 79/54/s 81/55/s Wash., DC 79/67/pc 74/60/r 76/63/pc Cape Coral 88/73/t 89/73/t 90/74/t Clearwater 91/76/t 90/76/t 89/76/t Coral Springs 87/75/t 88/76/t 90/77/t Daytona Beach 89/74/pc 89/74/t 88/73/t Ft. Laud. Bch 87/77/t 88/78/t 90/79/t Fort Myers 87/72/t 88/72/t 89/74/t Gainesville 90/70/pc 88/70/t 88/70/t Hollywood 87/74/t 88/75/t 90/77/t Homestead AFB 84/74/t 87/75/t 88/77/t Jacksonville 90/72/pc 88/71/t 86/71/t Key West 88/79/t 87/80/pc 89/82/t Miami 86/75/t 87/77/t 89/78/t Okeechobee 86/73/t 88/73/t 89/72/t Orlando 89/73/t 88/73/t 89/73/t Pembroke Pines 88/75/t 88/76/t 90/77/t St. Augustine 87/75/pc 87/75/t 86/74/t St. Petersburg 91/75/t 89/75/t 88/75/t Sarasota 91/74/t 92/73/t 91/74/t Tallahassee 92/72/pc 91/73/t 90/73/t Tampa 92/74/t 89/74/t 88/75/t W. Palm Bch 86/76/t 86/76/t 88/77/t Winter Haven 89/73/t 88/73/t 88/73/t Acapulco 84/77/t 86/75/t 88/79/t Athens 84/69/s 85/70/s 84/68/s Beirut 85/76/s 85/76/pc 85/77/s Berlin 69/59/sh 75/58/sh 70/58/pc Bermuda 83/75/sh 83/77/s 82/73/s Calgary 48/32/pc 51/33/pc 61/35/s Dublin 65/49/pc 65/50/pc 62/52/pc Edmonton 53/31/c 57/28/c 62/34/s Freeport 85/74/t 84/75/t 87/76/t Geneva 68/51/pc 71/52/s 72/54/pc Havana 89/72/t 88/72/t 90/73/t Hong Kong 91/82/sh 91/82/r 92/83/t Jerusalem 80/62/s 79/61/s 78/63/s Johannesburg 80/59/s 82/56/s 84/57/s Kiev 74/51/s 75/50/s 76/49/s London 70/54/pc 68/55/pc 70/59/pc Montreal 62/45/pc 59/47/r 61/43/pc Moscow 71/53/pc 68/48/pc 57/37/pc Nice 74/63/pc 75/64/s 75/66/pc Ottawa 60/44/pc 58/40/r 59/39/pc Quebec 60/40/pc 57/45/c 59/43/pc Rio de Janeiro 80/68/pc 82/68/s 85/69/s Seoul 81/62/s 81/63/t 80/62/pc Singapore 87/77/t 87/77/t 87/79/t Sydney 63/51/pc 67/51/pc 72/52/s Toronto 61/47/c 58/40/r 61/45/pc Vancouver 70/54/pc 71/54/s 73/55/s Vienna 59/55/t 63/56/r 67/57/t Warsaw 77/57/pc 75/58/pc 74/55/pc Winnipeg 56/38/s 60/43/s 57/38/pc Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Showers and thunderstorms will occur from the Carolinas into southern New Mexico today with a steadier rain spreading over northern Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. This rain will help to keep temperatures well below normal as well as help the ongoing drought affecting the southern Plains. Below-normal temperature are also in the forecast for the northern Plains and Midwest with a batch of showers tracking from eastern Nebraska to Michigan throughout the day. National Forecast for September 12 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Clouds and sun today with a shower or thunderstorm around starting late morning on. Partly cloudy tonight. Intervals of clouds and sun tomorrow with a shower or thunderstorm around in the afternoon. On Sept. 12, 1988, the remains of Hurricane Florence spawned a small tornado that skipped through downtown Indianapolis, Ind. There were no fatalities and only scattered damage. A shower or thunderstorm around today. Winds east-northeast 6-12 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 75%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull Sept 15Sept 24Oct 1Oct 8 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 90/72 90/70 89/71 89/74 89/73 89/73 92/74 91/76 91/75 91/74 87/72 86/73 86/73 86/76 87/77 86/75 92/72 90/74 88/73 89/73 89/73 88/74 89/74 88/73 88/73 88/79 TemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHeat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayBarometer PrecipitationFive-Day forecast for Highlands County Almanac U.S. Cities World Cities National Summary Tides UV Index Today Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional Summary Lake Levels Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. 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 Proudly introduces HIGHLANDS HEALTH To submit health-related press releases, events or articles to Highlands Health, email scott.dressel@newssun.com or mdelaney@lakeplacidjournal.net. 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