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The news-sun
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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Lady Streaks hold off rival Devils to even recordA9Unemployment stays levelA2 VOL. 95 NO. 111 A 60 percent chance of thunderstorms High 88 Low 73 Details on B14Classi eds ................... B8 Clubs ......................... B3 Dear Abby ..................... B6 Friends & Neighbors ..... B7 Highlands Health .......... B1 Lottery Numbers .......... A4 Sports ........................ A9 Sudoku Puzzle.............. B6 Viewpoints ................... A5 www.newssun.comWednesday-Thursday, September 24-25, 2014AP council competes Brickell Building buyA3 An Edition of the Sun Good Morning ToLuther Luck Thanks for reading! SEBRING BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING A man who thought he heard and saw an intruder Sunday morning at his Sebring home opened re and hit the person, who turned out to be his wife. Cmdr. Steve Carr with the Sebring Police Department said Eusebio Christian, 47, of 1621 Hitakee Ave., is cooperating with police inquiries into the matter. Christians wife, whose name is being withheld as a possible domestic violence victim, received one shot in her face, but it was not life-threatening, Carr said. She was initially taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center, and then to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Police still need to speak with her about the incident, Carr said. Police rst got word of the incident at 6:42 a.m. Sunday. Christian told of cers hed heard a noise and got out of bed to investigate. He reportedly thought someone was breaking in, due to previous suspicious incidents hed reported to SAY CHEESE: Its important to keep baby teeth healthy HIGHLANDS HEALTH B1Sebring man accidentally shoots wife in face BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING Its one up and one down when it comes to landing new business in Highlands County. While ofcials at the Highlands County Economic Development Commission report plans for a new chain restaurant have fallen through, representatives at the Sebring Regional Airport indicate a new parts supply company soon will commence operations there. In a one-sentence email to Economic Development Commission board members County goes 1-1 on new businessesLonghorn Steak House a no go, but new company set for Sebring airport BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Highlands County has picked a vendor to do an assessment study for the countys Emergency Medical Services and Fire Services. Now all thats left is to have that analyst study whether or not county EMS would bene t from a comprehensive assessment. Highlands County commissioners recently gave emergency operations administration permission to negotiate a contract with Fitch and Associates of Platte City, Mo., whose proposed price is $33,300 to analyze EMS or re services, or $48,600 to do both, with a timeline of six to eight months. Commissioners opted to include re services in the study, as BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING For the rst time in nearly two decades, the Blue Crab in Sebring has closed its doors. Employees reportedly showed up Monday morning to nd out that owners Bill and Debbie Pearson had shut the popular eatery until further notice. Food costs and slow summer sales reportedly were cited as two of the reasons that contributed to the closing. I know that the cost of the good cat sh he liked to sell went up to more than what he was charging the customers for it, said longtime bartender Ron McMahon. He put everything he could into the place to try and keep it going. The couple also reportedly had some medical issues, putting them out of the place for better than a month, which added to The Blue Crab closes doors Katara Simmons/News-SunEmployees of the Blue Crab restaurant in downtown Sebring came to work Monday to nd out that the business had been closed until further notice. SEE 1-1 | A6SEE BLUE | A6 BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING Although it is just through September, many eyes are turning toward the end of next month and Halloween. Currently, there are four events planned for Highlands County to mark the annual autumnal observance. The best known may be the Terror Trail. It serves to give a good-sized scare to fright fans and remains the biggest single fundraiser for the Humane Society of Highlands County each year. Wet weather caused the postponement of Terror Trail last year. It was re-themed and offered in January, where it had modest success. The event now is back in October with a carnival theme. Dubbed Carn-Evil, the trail has been under construction for several weeks. One of the challenges this time around has been the construction of new Plenty of scares and sweets Will Freddy Kreuger be part of the Carn-evil fun at the Terror Trail this year? Youll have to take the walk to nd out.SEE SCARES | A7 SEE SHOOTS | A7County EMS, Fire to get assessment study Katara Simmons/News-SunDebris clutters two lanes of U.S. 27 southbound during a wreck on Feb. 6, 2014, across from Southside Boulevard and near the administrative o ces for Emergency Medical Services, on George Boulevard. No one was injured in three-vehicle, chain reaction wreck, but whether EMS needs a county-wide assessment to continue responding quickly to such wrecks is the subject of a study the county plans to contract from Fitch and Associates of Platte City, Mo.Four big Halloween events planned SEE EMS | A6Smoak 5K, Family Fun Day set SaturdayA6


A2 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday S S eptember 24, 2014 Mon.-Fri.:8-5 Afterhours:Byappointmentonly StepintoBrilliance!rfnt brwww.theBulbBin.comrf ntnbrbrbn Fan&Lighting Showroom FamilyOwned& OperatedSince1989 863-471-BULBLEDBulbsinStock! 3077515 PLUMBING CONTRACTORS192E.InterlakeBlvd. LakePlacid,FL33682 LIC#CFC1425935 r fntfbf(863)465-2257 FAX465-4640 rfntbrf AMuralBookincluding allthemuralsofLake Placidcanbepurchased atthemerchantsonthis pageindicatedby:CostofaMuralBook is$3.00anditincludes detailsabouttheartist, astoryabouteach mural,thelocationand tipstondhidden elements. CAUFFIELD&SONS,INC. rfrrrn OFLAKEPLACID3080153 BARKTOBERFEST &PetAdoptionsrf ntbrnbnn AdoptYourNewBestFriendFrom... r rfr ntb FEATURING: nr rb r b n SCHEDULEDEVENTSf ntnn tbntb f n b n nbnn rf nAllDonationsgotoparticipatinglocalrescues Formoreinformation,pleasecall(863)441-0351 FREERAFFLE TICKETfrtft rn nr rr FREERAFFLE TICKET r rrfn 3084634 BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING The Florida unemployment numbers are out for the month of Septem ber. The estimated la bor pool and employ ment numbers were up slightly According the the U.S. Bureau of La bor statistics, the eligible number of workers her e went from an esti mated 38,120 to 38,273 while emplo yed indi viduals in the county also pr ojected upward from 34,856 to 34,969. However, unemploy ment also was up from 3,264 in J uly and set at 3,284 in August. The bottom line was that joblessness here was determined to be virtu ally unchanged, holding steady at 8.6 per cent of the labor force off the job last month. Its really how the surveys are done who they call and what the answers are, said CareerSource Heart land spokesman Andy G rines, who noted that August and Septem ber represent the bottom of the agricultur ally driven job cycle in centr al Florida. Ofcials at Career Source Highlands are r eporting their hir ing event earlier this month w ent well. Two dozen employers met with a reported 232 job seekers as they tried to put local individuals back to work. The fall expo is one of the largest of the year and organizers said it offered a great er variety in the types of open positions av ail able. S tatewide, ofcials of the Florida Depart ment of Economic Opportunity reported the biggest job gains again came in the areas of trade, transporta tion and utilities. Other burgeoning job sectors in the Sunshine S tate also remained unchanged with con struction, professional and business ser vices, leisure and hospitality, private education and health services leading the way. The CareerSource event had hiring activi ties including offerings for medical pr ofes sionals, sales executives, clerical and administrative positions, gener al laborers, retail specialists, food servic es, truck and bus drivers, correctional ofcers, customer service r epresentatives, ware house associates, grove labor ers, preschool teachers, and youth care workers. Highlands 8.6 per cent unemployment r ate put it 11th in the state for August. Statewide, the Au gust seasonally adjusted rate was said to be 6.3 per cent. Floridas non-seasonally-adjust ed rate was set at 6.7 per cent.Job numbers stay levelGood turnout at CareerSource job fair


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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 cc CC U RA c C YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its ne ws 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, ed itor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@ne wssun. com.; or call 863-385-6155. 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 Fax: 863-385-1954SUB scSC RIPTION RATE s S Home 12 mos. 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OO BITUARIE sS ANA N D AA NNOUN cC EM ENT sS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to PP LA c C E A CLA ssS S I FIE d D Ad AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F 863-385-6155, ext. 505, 863314-9876 or 863-465-2522 RETAILRETAIL Ad AD VERT I sS I NGMitch Collins, 863-386-5626 Vickie Watson, 863-386-5631 Terri Lee, 863-386-5628 Nix Wellons, 863-465-2522 Kim Browning, 863-385-6155 LL EGAL Ad AD VERT I sS I NGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 NN EW sS ROOM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Sebring Editor, ext. 516 or Mat Delaney, Lake Placid Editor, 465-2522 or mdelaney@lakeplaci Phil Attinger Staff Writer, ext. 541 or Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@newssun. com Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@news GLEN N N ICKERSON President 385-6155, ext. 536 RR OMON a A W aA SHIN g G TON Publisher and Executive Editor 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 The news is just a click away! NEWS-SUN BY LARR YY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER AVON PARK The buzz around the purchase of the Brickell Building is growing louder, especially after the councils decision Monday night to nalize the purchase of the historic city landmark. Now, downtown business es and city residents have a question for the city whats next? City Manager Julian Dele on has been vague about the city s intent behind the pur chase, speaking in practical ter ms of the increased park ing the Brickell Buildings par king lot will offer down town as a whole. Theres a need for pub lic parking, Deleon said at M onday nights meeting. The city tried to purchase the Brickell Buildings park ing lot years ago, but decided against it when the o wners would only sell the parking lot with the Brickell Build ing itself, and for a sum they deemed too high. N ow, the city has bought the Brickell Building and the parking lot for $370,000. Deleon said the building had been vacant for over a decade and the city want ed to return it to full use for public purposes or inv est ment, with the rst oor possibly being used for r e tail or business and the second oor for residential living areas. H owever, members of the community are confused as to what exactly the city wants the building for and several of them have their own ideas. Cindy Mungall of The Dai sy Girl Shop said shed like to see a coffee shop or a r es taurant located on the rst oor ar ea. Other options she could think of included an ice cream or sweets shop or some sort of artistic retail. Randy Jordon of Jordon & Son Jewelers said he remem bered the way things were when the B rickell Building was in full operation in years past and was glad for the prospect to return to those times. I think any business that can bring people downtown will be a good thing, he said. Jordon called the possibil ities tremendous and said he d like to see a variety of store fronts in the main hall way of the building, which sits r ight next to his store. Larry Shoeman with the Avon Park Housing Author ity spoke at Monday nights meeting, saying that ther e were indeed a wealth of pos sibilities for the building. S ome of the options he named included an internet cafe, a coffee shop, a gaming room and a wine and cheese shop. One of the more outsidethe-box ideas he had was putting a recording studio somewhere in the building, for local bands, artists and other performers. We want to bring in afterhours businesses, Shoeman said. We want to get the young folk downtown. The upstairs, Shoeman said, would most likely be used for affordable residen tial living, which he also said was a need in the commu nity. The council v oted unani mously to nalize the pur chase of the Brickell Building. Deleon stated he was open for ideas on what should happen inside the Brickell Building in the fu ture, and invited city residents to contact his ofce at 863-452-4403 to shar e their ideas.Avon Park council completes purchase of Brickell Building The City of Avon Park nalized its purchase of the Brickell Building Monday night.


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www.newssun.comWednesday, September 24, 2014 | NE wsWS -SU nN | A5 VIEWPOINTS OUR VIEW YOUR VIEWSWe understand how much is being asked of taxpayers this year. Were taxpayers, too, and face the same increases. So, when we support yet another re quest in this case a half-cent sales tax for The School Board of Highlands Coun ty we hope you understand it is an emer gency situation. The one-cent sales tax voters approved in August doesnt go to help the schools, which are in desperate need of reno vations, new construction, computers, technology equipment, and new buses In the area of technology, essential in preparing our students for the real world, local school district budgets have been sliced with a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the state has cut district lo cal millage used for capital expenditures fr om 2.0 mills to 1.5 mills. At the same time, the state has mandated an increase in the use of computers and technology for instructional and testing purposes. Putting the situation into numbers, be fore the state cut the local millage, the distr ict received $2 million annually for maintenance projects. Currently, the dis trict is spending $250,000. The half-cent tax would be used for : Safety and security projects like fencing and cameras; computers and technolo gy; maintenance projects for 17 schools, the distr ict ofce and adding classrooms to two elementary schools. The transportation department in par ticular is in dire need of additional fund ing. According to its director, David Solomon, of the districts 122 buses, 63 per cent are past their replacement dates. The traditional cycle of replacing 10 bus es every year hasnt been possible in a decade. The last time the district was able to pur chase new buses was four years ago, when it bought three. To put a school bus use into perspec tive, here are a few facts. The eet travels 1.5 million miles ev ery school year, cov ering 100 routes. That means on average a single school bus tr avels 15,000 miles a school year. In addition, buses are used to transport sports teams, many after dark, as well as transporting classes on eld trips, some involving long distances. We can understand the taxpayer who objects to a sales tax increase, however slight, if they have no children or grand children in the school system. Many of us her e at the News-Sun have children who graduated out of the system years ago, or never had children in the rst place. Why should those of us with no direct connec tion to schools be asked to reach into our pockets y et again? To that, we have a sim ple answer because everyone has a di rect connection to public education. Schools pr epare the individuals who will repair our homes, enter our data at credit card companies, build our roads, become our law enforcement ofcers, work for cures of cancer and take care of us in our old age. In other words, the school district is asking us to invest in all of our futures. We urge you to do just that on Nov. 4. J oO IN THE CON vV E RSA tT I o O NLetters to the editor should be 250 words or less. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, content, clarity and libel. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publication. All letters should include name, address and phone number. Anonymous let ters will be rejected. Two letters per month per writer are allowed. Guest columns may be submitted once a month. All letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not neces sarily those of the News-Sun staff. Submissions can be made via two methods:ONLINEAt forms/ or email editor@newssun. comMAIL/DR oO P OFF2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, Fla., 33870 NEWS-SSUnN Glen Nickerson President Romona Washington Publisher NEWS-JOURnNAL Scott Dressel News-Sun Editor Mat Delaney News-Journal Editormedlaney@lakeplacidjournal.netVoters should say yes againMiracle LL e ague opens seasonOn behalf of Miracle League for Highlands County, I would like to extend an invitation to the opening day of our 2014 season on Satur day. Miracle League, in its eighth season of play here in Highlands County, is a baseball league for children and adults with phys ical and/or cognitive disabilities Miracle League is a non-competitive base ball league, where the goal is for the athletes to have fun while de veloping the skills to play baseball as inde pendently as possible. Each play er works with a buddy for assis tance. These Angels in the O utfield, as Mira cle League buddies are called, assist the play ers to whatever the degree necessary. The games ar e played on a special ized field to ensure safety and accessibil ity for the players. The field is the only one of its kind in our re gion, and has made an amazing differ ence with regard to the in dependence the athletes enjoy, as many use adaptiv e walkers or wheelchairs for mo bility. O pening Day cere monies begin at 9 / a.m., followed by two adult games and then two youth games. Fans and buddies are greatly ap preciated throughout the season. F or more information you can contact me at 863-8400482, or visit for updated information. Also, find us on F acebook by searching for The Mir acle League for Highlands County. I sincer ely hope you are able to join us on Saturday to cheer on the players as well as to treat yourself to a truly uplifting and positive experience.JOHN VARADYMiracle League for Highlands CountyThe other day, my friend Rob Bullock and I were talking about several different sub ject matters and he asked me if I had seen a Facebook post made by a mutual friend, Steve Nyhan, regarding the fact that his daughters teacher had not men tioned the events of 9/11 that day dur ing school. I had seen the post and, like so many others, was outraged. Of course, the con versation between R ob and I went deep er than the inquiry and it pr ompted me to take an even harder look at this issue. While I understand that the events of 9/11 are not part of the schools curriculum and isnt required to be brought up during the day, I do nd it to be an insult to the 2,977 peo ple who were killed in N ew York City, Wash ington, D.C. and outside of Shanksville, Pa. R ob described it best when he said, That was my generations Pearl Harbor. I dont think I could have described it bet ter, and while its been a couple of w eeks ago that most of America took a moment to re member that dreadful day, I just want to r emind everyone, like Steve did, of why its important to remem ber that day. S teve is retired from the military and has two sons who have served in the Army and fought in Afghani stan and Iraq. I cannot tell y ou how upset this makes me. Her broth ers fought and risked their liv es because of what happened on 9/11, he wrote to his friends. In all fairness, Steve said the teachers of his other daughters did speak about 9/11 yesterday. While it is not a federal holiday, Pa triot Day is a day that should at least be ac knowledged so that childr en understand and do not forget why we continue to ght to day and the cost that has been paid and con tinues to be paid now and for y ears to come, Steve wrote. This war started here, on our soil, right here in the United States. It was in our backyard New York City, Wash ington D.C. and outside of S hanksville, Pa. And the threat of terrorism didnt stop there. Re member the bombing at the B oston Mara thon or the bomb plot at Times Square? Again, American soil and in our backyard. Thousands of Amer ican men and women in unifor m have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that doesnt include the thousands more of pri vate contractors who hav e died working for the United States in the war zones. I have three cousins who served in the Marines when they were young men and felt obligated to do their part again and served as contractors in the Middle East. We were lucky. They came home unharmed phys ically. Mentally, Im not so sur e I can attest to that. Then, of course, there are the numerous vet erans who have come home with sev ered limbs, or disgured. There are hundreds of veterans who have come home and com mitted suicide. Post tr aumatic stress syn drome is very real for these men and women. To ignore Patriot Day and not mention it at all to a classroom of young people is simply inexcusable. Sure, wed all like to forget that the terrorist attack on 9/11 didnt happen, or that all of the men and women in the Middle East are there with no threat to their lives, but that isnt so. Some day, children in classrooms all over America will look back on this war just like children to day look back at World W ar I, World War II, Ko rea Conict, Vietnam W ar, etc. We cannot, and should not, dishonor or forget the brave men and women who died on Sept. 11, 2001 or in the years following. We must take time out of our day, every Sept. 11, to remember the lives that have been and continue to be lost. As Steve said, The price that has been paid is far too high to forget or conveniently not men tion. I know that I will nev er forget, I only hope that the next gen eration does not forget either . The events of Sept. 11, 2001 did happen. Rob is right, it is the most signicant event of this generation and it should not be forgot ten. S teve summed it up best. At a minimum, this was a lost teach able moment, to educate children about an ev ent that happened before they were born, that still impacts their lives today. Thank you Steve, for your thoughts on the matter. Lets hope that this is the last time that the anniversary goes by without a mention in a Highlands County classroom.Romona Washington is pub lisher and executive editor of the News-Sun and the NewsJournal. She can be reached at 863-385-6155, Ext. 515 or publisher@newssun.comSept. 11 should always be a teachable moment AT R aA NDOMRomona Washington


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R eportedly, what had been code named Project Impala was to be Longhorn Steak house. A number of con cessions had been obtained to try and woo the national chain r es taurant to the Sebring ar ea, including getting a brownelds desig nation on the proper ty where the restaurant was to hav e been lo cated. I n an addendum to his email, Weeks re ported Due to the number of new r estau rants they plan to open nationwide they have decided to cancel the Sebring location. This is all they told us. Meanwhile, ofcials at the Sebring Region al Airport have indicaed their new tenant alr eady is preparing to move in and start oper ations. Known as FLG T eardowns, the rm specializes in disman tling aircraft, then selling the parts. They are going to be ying in 737s and A320s, then part them out, said Sebring Re gional Airport Executive Director Mike Willingham. That means wor k ers will dismantle the planes and salv age us able portions for retail. The r est would be sold for scrap. Although the planes will y in, the remains will be taken out by truck. Plans are to have the operation up and run ning by the rst of next month. The company al ready has a location at the airpor t and has been making prepara tions for the move into the 40,000-squar e-foot historic hangar. This is only Phase I, Willingham said. Phase II will be a re pair station here at the airpor t. Theyll then x what needs to be xed, then y the planes back out. That phase will be enabled when the Se bring airport gets its r unway lengthened. The new business will move into Building 60. That recently was used by Telemundo for a reality music show 1 FROM PAGE A A 1the cost of operating the restaurant. I was hoping he would make it into the tourist season, but I guess it wasnt going to happen, McMahon said. The Pearsons, originally from Michigan, bought the Blue Crab in the late 1990s. It was op erating under that name at the time but it also has been known under several other titles, including McMarguritas. Some employees said the closing came as a total surprise. About a dozen em ployees now are looking for jobs. Ther e was no indi cation on what the P earsons might do with the building. BLUE FROM PAGE A A 1well. Emergency Operations Director Tim E ures told commis sioners it would help to make sur e the coun ty has enough coverage ther e, as well. Commissioner Don Elwell agreed with do ing a comprehensive study including re. Its been a long time since anything like this was done, Elwell said. The request for pro posals said the county wants analysts to look at EMS call v ol ume, call distribution, r esponse times, work load, station locations and conditions level of service, stafng, oper ating costs, billing and r evenue, condition of the eet and possible co-location of ambu lances at existing stations saving costs of building or outtting more structures. Similar analysis would be made on re calls, staff, equipment and stations. Commissioner Jim Brooks said the coun ty could probably do its o wn assessment inhouse if it wouldnt ap pear biased. B rooks also be moaned the fact that, befor e even starting a new budget year, the county was robbing from the reserve. Commissioner Jack Richie suggested that, in the future, the coun ty only use emergency reserves in an emer gency. C ommissioner Ron Handley warned that it might be a good idea to hold off on build ing any new EMS stations or refurbishing any old ones until after the study. The county has already put all re furbishments on hold because of budget con straints, except for upgrades to the main station on G eorge Boulevard in Sebring, where EMS adminis tration is also housed. E lwell suggested the needs analysis dur ing a meeting on Feb. 18, 2014, since one had not been done in two decades. Howev er, EMS Director Har vey Craven told the commission such a survey would cost ap proximately $50,000 and pr obably would not produce any more information than he could provide. Brooks and Hand ley also brought up the idea in F ebruary of privatizing EMS, though Brooks point ed out that the county would need to super vise any outside company. A t the time, Richie also said the county is not making full use of re stations, many of which have kitchens, showers and sleeping areas, and could save money through co-lo cation and not duplicating those amenities at EMS stations .News-Sun Correspon dent Barry Foster contrib uted to this story. Phil Attinger can be reached at phil.attinger@newssun. com or 385-6155, ext. 541. EE MS FROM PAGE A A 1 BY LARR YY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER AVON PARK The rst annual Cornhole Tournament, spon sored by the Avon P ark chapter of Meals on Wheels and Roy al Care, is coming to to wn Oct. 11. The tournament will benet the elderly and the low-income resi dents of Avon Park. The number of se nior citizens in this ar ea is one of the big gest in the state, Avon P ark Meals on Wheels vice president Paul Devlin said. Unfortu nately, there are also lots of lo w-income residents here. We try to help . Devlin said Meals on Wheels tries annually to put on events with benets for both the elderly and the low-in come residents in the ar ea. We need extra funds, Devlin said. Devlin said the corn hole tournament was an idea for med by the young people in Meals on Wheels. There is a benet for the community, he said. The cornhole tour nament will be held O ct. 11, with registra tion starting at 11 / a.m. at the B ig T Tire Event Hall. Guests must be at least 12 years old to play and if they are un der 18, they must have their par ents ll out a form. The entry fee will be $30 for pre-registration (by Sept. 26) or $40 af ter that P rizes will be given out to the top two teams and the r ules will be those set by the American Cornhole Association. Contact Angela Wig gins at 863-446-2618 or D evlin at 863-4431191 for more infor mation.Cornhole tournament planned in AP BY KIM LEATHERMAN NEws WS-JOURn N AL CORREs S POn N DEn N T LAKE PLACID The 6th annual Mason G. Smoak 5K Race and Family Fun Festival is set for Saturday with events headquartered at DeVane Park in up town Lake Placid. The 5K r un/walk will start at 8 / a.m. from DeVane Park. Highlands County 4-H clubs will be bringing back Color Splash, dousing runners with powders of bright col ors along an alternate r oute near the nish line. New this year will be a photo contest sponsored by Sebring Macaroni Kid. The Lake Placid tradition was tout ed as the second largest 5K race in Highlands County last y ear. Organizers are aiming to make this years 5K the largest. A free Family Fun Walk starts at 9 / a.m. Join friends and families as they stroll, walk and jog their way to the nish line. Online registra tion has closed. Raceday r egistration will be from 7 to 7:30 / a.m. The cost is $30 to par ticipate. M ost activities of the Family Fun part of the day are free ex cept for a few activities that have a small char ge to defray the cost of their rental. Booths, games and at tractions will open at 9 / a.m. and remain un til 2 / p.m. Root beer oats and tempting treats will be available to those that have worked up an appe tite. Families can enjoy the exhibits, reptile booth, bungee tr ampoline, clowns, face painting, rock wall and games. The Mason G. Smoak Foundation raises funds for schol arships to Highlands, D eSoto and Hard ee County students and Y outh Leader ship Highlands which teaches high school sophomores leader ship skills and agriculture management with hands-on lear n ing. We wanted a way to dene the foun dation, said Tracee S moak, Masons wid ow and Chairman. These students will make a difference in the area; emerging as leaders. The Mason G. Smoak Foundation is a faith-based organi zation that supports education, leadership training, and environ mental advocacy. Mason is survived by his wife T racee, daugh ter Ellie and his sons Landon and G abe who carry on his im portant work. The foundation s main fundraisers are the 5K race and Fam ily Fun Festival. Lace up y ou jogging shoes and support area stu dents by supporting the M ason G. Smoak Foundation.Mason G. Smoak 5K, Family Fun Festival set for Saturday5K color run starts at 8 a.m. Courtesy photo /Flips and thrills were all part of the days fun at a trampoline at last years Mason G. Smoak Family Fun Festival.


www.newssun.comWednesday, September 24, 2014 | NE wsWS -SU nN | A7 rfntbbrb AmazingHomes, AordablePrices rf ntbrt fb $ 99,500 $490permonthMortgageRate4.25%30YearLoan PrincipleandInterestOnly 3077504 rfntbrf nt ttffbbb ttntttn bff tbrntt tftbtbttfbt btfb n nt tbtbt tttttftbbbb n fnt ttttfttb tn rfntbtrfntbtfnttt r3089289 3077130 dog kennel at the Humane Society, which has eaten up a lot of property once used for parking. There will be two trails and the Morgue this year. Additionally, organiz ers say they need four to six mor e Goth-vol unteers who are willing to scar e people. The trail will be open beginning Oct. 6 and will run every Friday and Saturday through out the month. Those wanting mor e information can call the Humane Society of Highlands County at 863-214-6508 or vis it the Terror Trail Facebook page.Haunted HammockPlans also are in full swing for the second annual Haunted Ham mock to be held at H ighlands Hammock State Park. This event promises to be the most afford able and family friendly ev ent in the area, said Park Manager Brian Pinson. For $5 per per son, people can help r aise money for park improvements and get to see the park in a dif ferent light or no light at all, r ather. The event will open for younger guests starting at 5:30 / p.m. Thats when little ones will be able to roam the Friendly Forest where they may play games and collect their sweet treats along the way. A coloring and cos tume contest also will be featur ed. The pre ferred age there is children under 10. Commencing at sunset (ar ound 7 / p.m.) the usually quiet woods in stead will be lled with scr eams of horror. Scare choices in clude one of the largest haunted houses in the area and/or the Ter ror Tram. For an extra $2, patr ons can take a 30-minute ride into the Haunted Hammock for a truly terrifying expe rience. This is not recommended for children under 13, Pinson said. The Haunted Hammock and relat ed events will be Oct. 24-25.Noahs Fall FestivalFor adults and children who do not sign on to the macabr e side of Halloween there is the Noahs Fall Festival in Avon Park. The 19th annu al event also returns next month follo wing a year-long hiatus. To be staged at Joe Franza Stadium at the high school, youngsters and adults can visit the annual Festival and its many different booths to play games and, of course, receive candy. Right now we have a dozen different church es that will be involved, said organizer J im Whipkey. Many of them will have carni val-style games where the y oungsters can toss rings or beanbags for fun and prizes. Actu ally, win or lose, every body is going to walk away with some can dy, he said. O ne of the nic est parts is that the chur ches do not neces sarily have to bring or make their o wn games, Whipkey said. Orga nizers have a cache of equipment they can use as part of their dis plays. We provide all that. We have our own games that we use from year to year so they dont have to wor ry about that part, he said. A health and r esource fair will be part of the evening, with activi ties by the Highlands C ounty Health Depart ment, the Blood Mobile as w ell as displays from local re departments and a number of local physicians and medical facilities. We are planning to have the Aeromed he licopter there and the folks fr om Positive Medical Transport will be on hand, Whipkey said. In addition to the booths and displays, Whipkey said there will be a stage for live music. As of this date, Whipkey said he had no names to announce, but negotiations are under way with a cou ple of bands to per form. Well also have plenty of food. There will be popcorn and hot dogs, that kind of thing, he said. We have Dee Anderson from Circle of Truth Ministries overseeing that. Anderson is well known for her Dees Place restaurant in downtown Sebring. The event was original ly put together by Rev. M ike Roberts, the for mer pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, as a Chr istian alternative to the Halloween. In addition to the games, a lot of the churches also will have witnessing, give in formation about their y outh groups or other programs and offer the plan of Salvation, he said. It allows people to become familiar with various churches. Noahs Fall Fest runs one night only: Oct. 25 from 5-9 / p.m.Lake Placid plans festivalLake Placid will bring its trick-or-treat fun to the uptown area on Fri day, Oct. 31. M erchants will join with churches and civ ic organizations for a str eet party along In terlake Boulevard and N orth main Avenue. Many stores will stay open late to greet trickor-treaters from 6 to 8 / p.m. They will be joined by groups manning tables and tents; while oth ers will hand out candy at trunk-or-treat sites that utlilize decorated vehicle trunks. The idea was fostered by Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler who said he hopes to create a safe and fun Halloween experience for area children. The well-lit down town area will provide a much safer v enue than poorly-lit neighbor hood streets, he said. Y oungsters are en couraged to bring a bag to carr y home their sweet treats and a ashlight to help guide their walk and to make them more visible, too. SCARE sS FROM PAGE A A 1 The Noahs Fall Festival in Avon Park gives youngsters a chance to participate in a more Christian-oriented celebration instead of traditional trick-or-treating. police, Carr said. Christian told police he saw a gure stand ing in the kitchen and star ted shooting out of fear. It turned out to be his 60-year-old wife. Once he realized it was her, he stopped shooting, Carr said. All (shots) missed ex cept one in the face. C arr said Christian volunteered to go to the Peace River Cri sis Center in Bartow, and ofcers both took him to the facility and walked him in the front door. Carr said Christian was evaluated and re leased that same day. H e has not yet re turned a phone message requesting comment. The ofcial r ecord differs from neighbors reports, which is sim ilar to the February 2013 shooting death of model Reeva Steen kamp at the hands of her bo yfriend, Olym pian Oscar Pistorius. H e shot her as a result of ring several times through the bathroom door of their house. Carr said he didnt have any information to substantiate Chris tian having done that. N eighbors also give a time of approximately 5-5:30 / a.m. when they rst heard shots red. Patricia Farnum, who serves on the neigh borhood crime watch with Chr istian, said the shots woke her up. Farnum also said Christian has claimed she was harassing him, but denies this. I have a life to live, Farnum said. She said he has claimed to be good friends with Chief of Police Tom Dettman, but Carr said Dettman is not a personal friend of Christian. He said police are familiar with Chris tian through calls hes made alleging theft and criminal mischief, none of which have produced leads. SHOOT sS FROM PAGE A A 1


A8 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday S S eptember 24, 2014 GraveSideService 3077442 LP Garden Club sets plansLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club opened its new year on Sept. 10, meet ing at the Lake Placid W omans Club at 10 N. Main Ave. with presi dent Sharon Diaz welcoming 33 members and four guests President Diaz and board members out lined planned activities for the year, including the Holiday H ome and Garden Tour on Dec. 6 (tick et information at 863699-0030) and the an nual Fashion Show and L uncheon on January 17, 2015 (tick et information at 863-699-2981). G arden Club member Mary Meisenheimer, her husband Jerry, and grandchildren Aubrey and Garrett Lanier told members about their experience at Camp Wekiva, a resi dential nature camp oper ated by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. The Meisenheimers volun teered by teaching nature for a week. Aubrey and G arrett were campers sponsored by the Lake Placid Garden Club. The next meeting of the club will be on Oct. 8. The program will be presented by Stephanie Koontz of Archbold Biological Station on the newly adopted Lake Placid Garden Club ow er, Dicerandra F rutescens, or Scrub Mint. New members are always welcome at the Lake Placid Garden Club. For information, contact Mary at 863699-2972 or Sharon at 863-531-0060.LP Christian School to host 33rd BBQ dinnerLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Christian School will host its 33rd annual sliced pork barbecue dinner on Friday, Oct. 3. A do nation of $10 will bring a meal of sliced por k, corn, green beans with potato, homemade apple crisp and a roll. Headmaster Dennis Grifn said dinners will be distributed in an efcient drive-th ru method in the alley behind the school on Interlake Boulevard. For more informa tion or to reserve tickets call Lake Placid Chr istian School at 863-465-5491.Morning Market seeks vendorsLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Saturday Morning Market, which is sponsored by the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, is seeking additional vendors for this event. Vendors can offer homemade and handmade items such as pottery, candles, homemade dips and mustards, silk plants, etc. Vendor applica tions can be obtained on the chamber w eb site at or at the chamber ofce 18 N. Oak Ave. The mar ket runs from October thr ough March on the second Saturday of each month in Stuart Park. For addition al information, call 863-465-4331.Longbow Drive to be closedSEBRING Highlands County Road and Bridge Department will closE Longbow Drive from Oxbow Drive to Sherwood Way. The road closure will be from 8 / a.m. to 5 / p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 24-25 for culvert repairs. Detours will be posted; local trafc only. For further in formation contact the Highlands C ounty Road and Bridge Department at 863-402-6529.NRAC to meet Sept. 24SEBRING The Natural Resources Advisory Commission will hold a meet ing at 4 / p.m. on Sept. 24 in the P olston Auditorium at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. All interested per sons are invited to attend. F or more infor mation, contact G inger Svendsen at 863-402-6812.Avon Park Chamber meets for lunchAVON PARK The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce has been gearing up for the busy season. A luncheon is planned for noon Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Hotel Jacaranda; cost is $11. Florida Hospital will be the sponsor and we look forward to seeing ev eryone there. RSVP to the chamber at 863-453-3350.College Night setSEBRING The School Board of Highlands County through the Student Services Department will be hosting its an nual College Night on S ept. 25 in the Smith Center at Sebring High School from 6-8 / p.m. All middle school and high school students and parents/guardians are invited to attend. Representatives from approximately 35 col leges, universities and the militar y are sched uled to participate. S tudents and parents will gain valuable in sight from higher education professionals about how going to college can change lives, steps to choos ing the right college, understanding options and requirements for specic schools, and information about ap plying for nancial aid. S ome valuable ques tions that one might ask would include: I s it a trade school, community college, or a four-year college or university? What kinds of de grees or certicates do they offer? What ar e required SAT/ACT scores for acceptance? How far away from home is it located? Do you offer tutoring if needed? Do you offer extracurricular activities? How large are the classes? What are the admis sion and nancial aid deadlines? I f you have any questions, please call the Student Services Department at 863471-5748, or you may contact your high school.Dog Gone adoption setSEBRING Organizers are host ing the rst Dog G one Adoption Event from 10 / a.m. to 2 / p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Encore Respiratory, 3672 U.S. 27 North in Fairmount Cinema Plaza. Stop by and visit Hope, the dog the was serverly burned in Arcadia. There will also be a dog wash, rafe, free hot dogs, face painting and a car wash. This event is to benet the Humane Society of Highlands County and HART (Hardee Animal Rescue Team).Roads closed for Smoak dayLAKE PLACID On Saturday, Sept. 27 the Mason G. Smoak Foundation will host its Sixth Annual Family Fun Festival. The fes tivities are focused ar ound Devane Park in downtown Lake Placid. Included in the event is a 5k foot race that begins at 8 / a.m., fol lowed by a Family Fun W alk around Devane Park at 9 / a.m. The event will wrap up around 1 / p.m. The following areas will be sub jected to intermittent trafc delays: I nterlake Boulevard from Jackson Road to U.S. 27; Heartland Boulevard from U.S. 27 to Tangerine Road; Tangerine Road from Heartland to Interlake Boulevard. The circle will be closed to trafc from approximately 7 / a.m. until the end of the Family Fun Walk, which should be be fore 10 / a.m.Womens Club plans Card PartySEBRING The September Womens Club Dessert Card Party will be held from 11:30 a.m to 3 / p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Womens Club on Lakeview Drive. Participants bring their own lunch with bever ages and desserts provided as part of the $3 admission. All types of car d and board games may be played, with the win ner at each table receiving a monetary pr ize. The general pub lic, men and women, ar e encouraged to join the fun. Call Barbara Gorsch at 863-402-1415 or Phyllis Summers at 863-385-7435 for reservations.Sebring Elks host breakfast buffetSEBRING The Sebring Elks 1529 allyou-can-eat-break fast-buffet will be fr om 8:30-11:30 / a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. For $8 one can get eggs the way you like them from the omelet station, potatoes, sausage and biscuits, ham, bacon, sausage French toast, creamed chipped beef, grits, juice, fresh fruit salad, coffee, toast, mufns and breads. Plan to attend. This event is open to the public.Friends of the LP Library plan fall book saleLAKE PLACID The Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Librarys giant fall book sale will begin Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the activity room at the Lake Placid Library, 205 W. Interlake Blvd. Thanks to the gener osity of the members, patr ons and the gen eral public we have a huge selection of items for sale. You will nd donated recent releases, lots of ction by your favor ite authors, non-ction, childrens books, classics and collect ible volumes. In addition there will be CDs, audios and videotapes Prices range from $.10 for magazines and $.50 per pound for all items except for newer books, which will be $2 or $3 each. The sale will end Oct. 16.Moose plan Honoree eventSEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge on U.S. 98 will be host ing an Honoree Dinner D ance on Sept. 27. Those being honored are those who have been members for 50 years or more, have signed up 100 mem bers or more and/or hav e obtained special status in the past year. The dinner, reserved by ticket, costing $10 each, will be served at 5:30 with open seating. If anyone knows of a person or he or she themselves are qual ied for the honoree r ecognition, padvise an ofcer at the lodge. Tickets are available from ofcers and bar tenders, and will be av ailable through Sept. 20. Members and guests are welcome.Grant opportunity available for art and culture organizationsSEBRING The Heartland Cultural Alliance is designated as the Local Art Agency (LAA) by the state of Florida and authorized to receive and distrib ute funds generated by the sales of the Florida State of the Art specialty license plates in Highlands County. The funds are dis tributed as grants to local ar t and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists. The grants range from $100 to $500. Requests for Proposals are now being accepted for this mini-grant program. Information and ap plication forms are av ailable at www. heartlandCulturalAl by clicking on the Grants link. A pplication deadline is Sept. 30, 2014. For more infor mation contact Fred Leavitt b y email at info@heartlandcultur or call 863-402-8238.Special events on agenda for Whats UpSEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency will host its monthly Whats Up Downtown Sebring? meeting at 8:30 / a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Circle Theatre (202 N. Circle Park Drive). There will be a spe cial presentation and discussion about the importance of special events in Downtown Sebring to: strength en Sebrings branding and identity create a more sociable city and community pride, and generate economic growth. LOCAl L NEWS S SnN APSHOTS LOWES GIVES TO WW OOD l L AWNCourtesy photoOn Sept. 4, the Lowes Corporation presented Woodlawn Elementary School with a check for $42,850. The Lowes Toolbox for Education grant was written by Bob Johnston, Woodlawn Elementarys MIS Technician II Specialist. The grant was written with a focus on improving student learning in the classroom. The school will purchase an electronic library and an interactive software program that will allow students to interact with their teachers and with each other. In addition to the software programs, Woodlawn will also purchase teacher laptops, smartboards, overhead projectors and student tablets. The Lowes Toolbox for Education program has provided over $35 million to more than 8,000 schools across the country. Present for the check presentation are Woodlawn Assistant Principal Pam Lanier (from left), Principal Melissa Blackman, Mike Donaldson, MIS Tech II Bob Johnston, Lowes general manager Ron Staack, Paul Harhai, Julie Hollingsworth, and Shannon Littleeld.


www.newssun.comWednesday, September 24, 2014 | NE wsWS -SU nN | A9 SPORTsS BY JAMES TA YY LOR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK The Sebring Blue Streak Volleyball team evened their season r ecord at 6-6 after beating the Avon Park Red Devils in four sets on Monday night in a non-district matchup. With the loss, Avon Park drops to 3-4 on the season. We have a long week ahead of us and we are off to a good start, said Sebring head coach Venessa Sinness. We are away tomorrow (Tuesday) in a district match against DeSo to and then we play O keechobee on Thurs day night at home. S ebring built an early four-point edge at 6-2 in the rst set. Avon Park got to within one at 6-5 and played fairly even as Sebring led 12-9. But Sebring pulled away on a 12-3 run to double up on the Red Devils at 24-12 before winning it 25-14. The second set found Sebring with a threepoint, 11-8 lead before the Red Devils went on a six-point run to take a 14-11 lead. The game teetered back and forth until it was tied at 22. The Blue Streaks n ished the game scoring the next thr ee points to win 25-22. The third set found the Red Devils trailing again at 13-10. This time, they re sponded with a vepoint r un to take the lead at 15-13. Avon Park never lost the lead, though Sebring was able to tie the game at 19. The Lady D evils out scored the Blue Streaks 6-2 to win the thir d set, 25-21, to force a fourth set. We had a lull there in the third game to night, said Sinness. But we are still switch ing and subbing, so that I take the blame for. They are really good on adjusting and they need to be able to do that on the y. They were able to make adjustments quickly after mixing things up on them in the third game and we almost pulled it out, she continued. They made some goofy de cisions. If they played Lady Streaks top Red Devils Dan Hoehne/News-SunKiersten McSheery rounds up the Lady Streaks in celebration during Mondays four-set win at Avon Park. BY JAMES TA YY LOR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK The Lake Placid Green Dragons swim team dominated a threeteam meet last Thurs day, Sept. 18, at Avon P ark that included the Avon Park Red Devils and Hardee Wildcats. In all, Lake Placid placed rst in 19 of 24 events. It was a great day for the boys today, said Lake Placid head coach Tom Creel. After 26 years on the record board the 200 medley relay record fell. This is a challenging event in that it requires four different swim mers to swim 50 yards of each of the four strokes, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Buttery and Freestyle. The record-breaking performance was an emotional one as Andy Russell was the butter y swimmer in 1988 when they set the r e cord. O n Thursday, his son Travis Russell, was part of the Medley Relay team that broke the re cord. T ravis Russell also swam the buttery por tion, like his father did so many y ears ago. This adds to the four school records and two county records Lake Placid has set this year. Winners of the swim meet events includ ed the Girls 200 yard medley r elay with Ka tie Dye, Rachel Shattler, B rice Creel and Anne Webber-Callahan with a time of 2:01.96 The Boys 200 yard medley relay with Ma son Million, Andrew B rown Jr, Travis Russell and Travis Peeples in 1:46.34 to set the new school record. Dye won the 200 freestyle in 2:09.91 over Avon Parks Hannah Farr, who nished sec ond in 2:16.78, just two seconds off the A von Park school record. Avon Parks Koy Mc Grath was just a second SEE VB | A11Swimming Dragons add another record at AP Courtesy photoTravis Russell takes his fathers name down from the Lake Placid swimming record board, soon to replace it with his own.SEE SWIM | A13 SSPECIAL TO THE NEWS-S SUn N The Sebring bowling teams had a busy week at home and away as they bowled against the Lincoln Park Grey hounds at home on M onday, Sept. 15, where the boys team got a 4-3 win. The highlight of the match was Thorsten Toast Przychocki with a 289 and Da vid Daniels with a 264, both shot in the rst game of the match. It looked as if both bowlers were on their way to perfect 300 games up until the 8th frame. Daniels had a pocket shot and left the 10 pin in the 9th frame and Prychocki had a strike in the rst ball of the 10th frame, but left the 10 pin and picked up a spare for a whopping 289 game. In the same game, Cole Rankin bowled a 204 giving the ve-man team a total of 1047. The Lady Streaks didnt fare as well at Mondays home match against Lincoln Park despite strong efforts and high scores. In the rst game, Jes sica Chaney bowled a high game of 214 with Adrianna Stacy close at her heels with a 192. In the second game, the high went to Sta cy with a 200 game, but the ladies fell shor t with a 4-3 loss to Lin coln Park. O n Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Streaks took to the lanes against Martin County, last years dis trict champs, at Stuart B owl. The boys edged out the Martin County Ti gers in the last game, winning 4-3. D avid Daniels, the boys team anchor, bowled a high game of 247 for the rst game. The ladies lost to Martin County with a total of 4-3, but the ef forts of Adrianna Stacy could not be ignor ed. Stacys rst game was a 247 and her second was a 258. In both games, Stacy pumped up the teams energy with a string of dynamic strikes. The boys have a 4-1 record and the girls stand at 1-4.Sebring strikers roll high scores Courtesy photoThorsten Toast Przychocki bowled a whopping 289 in the Blue Streaks win over Lincoln Park Monday, Sept. 15. FRED GOODALL AASSOCIATED P PRESS TAMPA Lovie Smith wasnt in a mood to say much of anything about his struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of three NFL teams that remain winless. Injuries were off lim its for discussion Monday, as were potential changes the coach may be consider ing in the aftermath of a 42-point loss to NFC South rival Atlanta. Quarterback Josh McCown sprained the thumb on his throw ing hand during last Thursday night s de bacle, however Smith isn t ready to answer questions about the severity of the injury, whether second-year pro Mike Glennon will make his rst start of the season this week at Pittsburgh, or if there could be other lineup changes unrelated to injuries. Hes getting bet ter, Smith said of McCown, whos thrown twice as many in terceptions (four) as touchdo wn passes (two) in losses to Car olina, St. Louis and the F alcons, adding that hell have more to say about a lengthy injury list that in cludes defensive linemen Gerald McCoy and M ichael John son, linebacker Mason F oster and running back Doug Martin on Wednesday. McCoy (broken left hand), Johnson (an kle), Foster (shoulder) and M artin (knee) all sat out against Atlanta but are hopeful of re turning soon. James Taylor/News-SunAfter a nice approach shot, Avon Parks Zakk Jones pitches up to the green in two. Jones nished with a 42 in 9 holes on Thursday against All Saints. The Red Devil Boys golf team fell four shot short as the Saints outpaced the Avon park by shooting 179 to 183. The loss drops the Red Devils to 8-6 on the season. Brooks Whidden led the Red Devils with a 41 in 9 holes. Zakk Jones followed with a 42, while Leighton Jahna and Jared Carter rounded out the top four, shooting 49 and 51, respectively, at River Greens golf course. The boys team will be on the road for two matches this week while the girls team will be at River Greens on Thursday, Sept. 25.SAINT sS HOLD OFF DD EVIL sS Exclusive online For the conclusion of Don Nortons Story all sher man should read, go to Bucs looking for answers to slow start


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And its that sort of mindset that has their coach seeing things coming together. The team is starting to look stronger each week, Schult said. Which is just what we need in order to be competitive. Sebring is back at it Thursday on the road, but closer to home, with a meet at Lake Placid. RUN FROM PAGE A A 14 BY VICTORIA SAWICKI NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING Hosting the rst home swim meet on Thurs day, Sept. 18, Streaks competed against the Okeechobee Brah mans. The S ebring girls came in rst with 218 points and the boys came in second with 196 points. Starting the meet off with the girls 200-yard medley relay the Lady Streaks came in rst with Amanda Cope land, Clara Simpson, A drienne Silva and Kaitlyn Smith. The boys also placed rst with Siddharth Ananthan, Grifn Chynoweth, Lukas High and Tevin Bull ard. Anna F reitas placed third in the girls 200yard freestyle and Lu kas High placed second for the boys. S impson came in rst in the girls 200yard individual med ley with the time of 2:37.09. Chyno weth took rst as well with the time of 2:22.62. Smith nished sec ond in the girls 50yar d freestyle while Ky lie Casey nished fth. B ullard ended up taking rst with the time of 24.51. Mary Patterson took rst for the girls diving with 142.65 points and Kat Noonan placed second with 127.90 points. Byron Cobb took rst for the boys with 230.35 points and Luis Ortegon placed second with 149.40 points. In the girls 100-yard buttery, Silva took second and for the boys Ananthan also took second. Smith took rst in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:07.12. Bullard also came in rst with the time of 53.41. In the girls 500-yard freestyle Freitas came in third with Casey right behind placing fourth. High came in second for the boys. Maritza Armengol, Noonan, Silva and Ra chel Todd took second for the girl s 200-yard freestyle relay. George Livingston, Dominick Martines, Ananthan and Matt Sutermeister placed third in the boys 200yard freestyle relay. Copeland placed rst in the girls 100yard backstroke. Simpson took rst in the girls 100-yrd breaststroke with a time of 1:22.29. Chynoweth picked up a win for the boys in the event. Ending the night in the 400-yard freestyle relay, the girls placed second with Todd, Cassady Hitt, Simpson and Smith. The boys also placed second with Ananthan, High, Chynoweth and Bullard.Streak swim surpasses Okeechobee Brahmans Victoria Sawicki/News-SunAdrienne Silva swims in the 400 Free Relay for the Lady Streaks in their win over Okeechobee Thursday, Sept. 18. BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR Good things come to those who wait. Which could be said for both Jazmin House and the Indian River State Collge womens basketball team. After a strong, if un spectacular, tenure with the Lady B lue Streaks, House had her options open as far as continuing her play at the college level, but nothing was quite hit ting. B ut then, late in the summer, her former coach, Mike Lee, con nected her with Lady Pioneer head coach Diana Couch. Coach Lee put my name in her ear, House said. I emailed Coach Couch and we set up times and days for me to visit. And the visit paid off. When Jazmin came, I was rst impressed by the way she carried herself, Couch said. She knew what she wanted to accomplish. After her tryout, I saw how much room for growth she had, she continued. Coach Lee did a great job with the framework of her game and I was ex cited to see that Jazmin could be very ver satile in her position. W ith good impres sions all around, the paper work was soon signed and House was on her way to contin ue her education and playing car eer at Indi an River. The visit landed me a spot on the team, House said. It feels so different from being home and now play ing on the college level but it s great. Yes I know I have to work really hard and I have been. But Im still learning at the same time. Which is the atti tude and mindset that C ouch likes. She brings that strong work eth ic, committed attitude and dedication to gr owing, her new coach said. Those are traits we need more of in our program. Were developing a new cul ture and Jazmin was a per fect piece to add.House signs with Indian River Courtesy photoJazmin House happily signs to attend Indian River State College and join the


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Lady Dragon Brice Creel won the girls 200 individual medley with a time of 2:30.72 and Hardees Levi Lovett placed rst in the boys 200 yard IM at 2:21.97. He edged out Lake Placids Lance Feagley, who nished at 2:23.97. Webber-Callahan won the 50 freestyle swimming in 26.78 and Peeples won the boys with a time of 23.91 for a Green Dragon sweep. They also swept the 100 buttery with Web ber-Callahan nishing at 1:08.05 and P eeples at 1:00.43. Avon Park swept the diving competition as brother and sister tan dem, Tammy and Zack H utchins, took rstplace honors. Tammy scored 164.05 and Zack totaled 176.20 in his dives. Lake Placid also won both events in the 100 freestyle as Robbye Teal won the girls in 1:01.51 and Andrew Brown won the boys in 51.68. Lake Placid continue to roll in the 500 free style as Kathryn LeBlance and Hilton Teal won. LeB lanc nished in 6:45.08 for the girls and Teal nished at 5:48.09. Dye, Teal, Creel and Webber-Callahan took rst for Lake Placid in the girls 200 free relay, outpacing Avon Park by eight seconds with a time of 1:47.68. Brown, Russell, Clay Sapp and Peeples placed rst for Lake Placid, beating Avon Park and Hardee by less than ve seconds with a time 1:35.85. Lake Placid also won both the boys and girls in the 100 backstroke. Dye nished in 1:08.77 for the girls and Million placed rst for the boys with 1:02.30. Avon Parks Farr broke up Lake Placids string of wins when she edged out Lake Plac ids Shattler in the 100 br eaststroke. Farr captured rst with a time of 1:19.12, a half second over Shat tlers 1:19.68 time. B rown put Lake Plac id back in their winning ways with a rstplace nish in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.72. Lake Placid nished the evening winning the boys and girls 400 freestyle relays. Hali Pollard, Eden Taylor, Courtney Sapp and Teal won for the girls with a time of 4:12.22. Clay Sapp, Lance Feagley, Hilton Teal and Million won the boys at 3:47.43. We always enjoy swimming Avon Park, said Creel. They have a great facility and we seem to swim fast there. We have broken several school records at that pool. We are training hard and have set our sights high in the championship se ries districts, regionals and state. SWIM FROM PAGE A A 9 James Taylor/News-SunAvon Parks Hannah Farr won the 100 yard breaststroke against Lake Placid and Hardee last Thursday. Farr broke the school record in this event earlier this month.


A14 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday S S eptember 24, 2014 BETTERTOGETHERBUNDLE BUYAQUALIFYINGSYSTEMANDPLUSSAVE UP TO$1,000FINANCINGFOR48MONTHS**0%APRrffn tbf nrnrn rf nnb nrnb nfbnnbrnn bnrfrnnfn frnnt Voted#1 People's Choice AwardWinning Service! 3089318 3077309 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR The night-long rains Friday didnt just del uge area prep football, they also wr eaked hav oc on cross country outings the follo wing morning. Out on the coast at the North Port Cross Country Invitationals, the Blue Streak runners saw what lay ahead of them and took it in stride. Since the course was so wet and muddy, they knew that running bests would be dif cult, boys head coach M atthew Schult said. So they just had fun with the course. Fun to the tune of a third-place nish for the boys, among the 31 teams invited. Eric Foster (16:47.1) took a very close sec ond place on the day, nishing less than three seconds behind race winner Patrick McNamara (16:44.9) of Admiral Farragut Acad emy. D amian Foster was the next Sebring run ner to cross, nishing in fth place in 17:14.7, while Malcom Hold man came across the line in 17:43.0 for 20th. W esley Koning was the fourth Streak in, taking 54th, and fresh man Chandler Gowan was the nal scor ing run for Sebring two slots later in 56th. Tim Koning and Trevor Doty both also nished in the top 100, out of 185 total run ners, with Koning going 73rd and Doty 87th. The course could easily be compared to the Dirty Dozen of Muddy Buddy, Doty would say afterward. The guys shattered my expectations, coach Schult said. Its amazing what can hap pen when the race is appr oached from the mindset they had. They took the pressure off themselves and ended up doing better than expected. The girls didnt place quite so high, 17th out of 32 teams on hand, but they approached it the same as the boys and just had fun with it. We werent expect ing to post great times, with the course so sloppy and muddy, but the girls surprised my, head coach Kris ta Schult said. There w ere a bunch of season personal records and even a lifetime PR set. Katie Stoll was that runner who achieved her best time ever, n ishing 62nd, out of 172 total r unners, with a time of 24:02.2. Brook Sanders was seven slots back, in 69th in 24:15.9, while Sophia Tauchen and Christen Pyles came in back-to-back, in 81st and 82nd, respectively. The course was re ally fun because it was pr etty much all mud, Pyles said. It was my best race so far this season, considering I was just two seconds off my personal re cord. The Lady S treaks scoring was rounded out by junior Sarahi Ri vera in 111th place. It was denitely a challenge, Rivera said. But just like any other race, there will be ob stacles mentally and physically I just decid ed to have fun with it and get do wn and dirty.Blue Streaks slosh to strong finishes at North Port Courtesy photosAbove: A muddied Eric Foster closes in on the nish line to take second at Saturdays North Port Invite. Below: Sarahi Rivera had a tough race Saturday at North Port, and loved every minute of it.SEE RUN | A12


HIGHLANDS HEALTH B Wednesday, September 24, 2014 DEAR PHARMACISTSuzy Cohen As a pharmacist for 25 years, Ive been asked some basic questions, so todays column is devoted to giving you answers and ways to deal with various pharmacy concerns. In no particular order: How can I get a lower dose of medication since the tablet or capsule only comes in one strength? Easy to solve! Call the pharmacist and ask if the capsule contents can be dumped into applesauce and if the answer is yes then dump out half (or a quarter) of the contents and recap it. Save the rest for later. Tablets that can be broken are easy to spot. Youll see a breakable score in the middle of the tablet. If the answer is no, this medicine cannot be split or dumped, then have your doctor call it in to a compounding pharmacy. They prepare special dosages. For example, Viagra, the super sex pill, is also used for cardiovascular conditions. Some men and women cannot take the full Viagra dosage, so the same active ingredient (sildena l) is mixed into a liquid, allowing you to take lower doses or titrate up. How do I deal with a rude clerk? Yep, this happens. I would certainly tell the store or pharmacy manager about your experience. How do I deal with high prescription prices? There are pharmacy assistance programs that offer deep discounts to those who are in need, but the paperwork is extensive depending on the drug you are applying to. I recommend generics where available. If the medication you take does not come in generic, then switch to a sister drug in the same class that does come in generic. An example of this is with Abilify, the medication that had the highest amount of sales in the US, in 2013 hitting $6,460,215,394.00 (thats 6.5 billion US dollars!) and the generic isnt available until 2015. So if you cant afford Abilify, used for various emotional and How to deal with ...SEE SUZY | B4Why do we recommend putting uoride varnish on childrens teeth? Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, with 59 percent of 12to 19-year-olds having at least one cavity. In addition, early childhood cavities are the single greatest risk factor for cavities in permanent teeth. Children as young as 12 to 18 months can get cavities. In baby teeth, they can cause pain and even prevent children from being able to eat, speak, sleep and learn properly. What is uoride varnish? Fluoride varnish is a temporary protective coating that is painted on the teeth to help prevent new cavities and to help stop cavities that have already started. Is uoride varnish safe? Yes, uoride varnish can be used on babies from the time they have their rst teeth. Only a very small amount of uoride varnish is used. This method of providing uoride to teeth has been used in Europe for more than 25 years. How is it put on the teeth? The varnish is painted on the teeth. It is quick and easy to apply and does not have a bad taste. There is no pain. Your childs teeth will be yellow after the uoride varnish is painted on, but the yellow color will come off when you brush your childs teeth tomorrow. How long does the uoride last? The uoride coating will work best if it is painted on the teeth three to four times a year. The updated recommendations call for earlier use of a uoride toothpaste for Healthy baby teeth are important for later smiles SAY CHEESE! HEALTHY KIDSDr. Raisa CamilloIn life even our feet can get stressed out. Because our feet hold all of our body weight, they are under endless stress every day. A stress fracture, also known as a hairline fracture, is a tiny crack in the bone. They are usually caused by overuse. High-impact sports such as running, gymnastics and volleyball increase the risk of stress fractures when the foot lands on a hard surface causing trauma and muscle fatigue. However, you do not have to be athletic to suffer a stress fracture. Causes include increasing the intensity, duration or frequency during exercising. It can even occur with insufcient rest, new footwear or continuing to exercise in spite of the presence of foot pain. Occasionally, stress fractures occur with diseases that weaken bones such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis. This also happens in people who have lost sensation in their feet, like can happen with diabetes. Our feet have ve long bones in the middle of the foot called metatarsals that join the toes to the back of the foot. The second and third metatarsal bones are most commonly affected because they have the most amount of stress placed on them when the foot is moving. Historically, a metatarsal stress fracture was called a march fracture Are your feet stressed out? MetroStress fractures can cause pain in the ball of your foot when pushing o during walking or running. FOOTPRINTSDr. Olga Luepschen SEE TEETH | B4SEE FEET | B3 SNAPSHOTS LOCAL HEALTH NEWSSHINE is ready to helpThe Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program can assist Florida elders in promoting better health in various aspects of life: fy to receive screenings at little to no cost under Medicare, resources available to help with Medicare concerns, ify for cost savings programs, and portunity to volunteer helping others with Medicare. The SHINE Program assists current and prospective Medicare bene ciaries understand their health care options and bene ts. SHINE volunteers are trained to offer free, unbiased, and con dential information and counseling concerning Medicare. All current and soonto-be Medicare bene ciaries are welcome to schedule appointments to speak with a counselor over the phone or during a faceto-face session. The local SHINE program serves Hillsborough, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, and Polk counties. Appointments can be made by contacting the SHINE Program at 1-800-96-ELDER (1800-963-5337). For more information, you may also visit online at www. events setHomestyle Wellness will offer the following community outreach events this week. All sites are open to the public. Call Barb Personette at 214-6795 for details. Today: 9 a.m. Health Fair, Magnolia Retirement Home, 149 Magnolia Ave., Sebring; 10:30 a.m. Diabetes Support Group, Groves of Victoria Park, 2010 Village Groves Blvd. Sebring; 1 p.m. Health Fair, Tanglewood MHP, 3000 Tanglewood Parkway, Sebring. Friday: 10 a.m. Coping with Transitions, Crown Pointe, 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Monday: 1 p.m. Alzheimers Support Group, Crown Pointe, 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. Diabetes group meeting, Groves SEE SNAP | B3


B2 | NEWSSS U nN | WW ednesday S S eptember 24, 2014 rfnnt b t nnttnt rfrrntb b rtb brbrbb tbrr rtbb b r b r rbb rbb bbt r rbb rb r tt rbtrbr 3089362 HomeConsignmentandDesign Repurpose OneofaKind GroupPaintingClassesNowForming 420S.MainAvenue LakePlacid,FL863-531-3138 rf ntbrfr 3085201 rf n rfntb rnb rrrrr rt fntnnb rn rrnComewearingpajamas,nightgowns,caftans,long-johns,oranystyle sleepwearyoulike.Ifyoudrathernotwearsleepwear,comeanyway-dressed asyo uplease.Wellhavebreakfast,doorprizes,entertainment,andLOTSOF LAUGHS!TherewillalsobeaPajamaContest,awardingprizesin4categories: FunniestPIs,PrettiestPIs,MostOutrageousSlippersandWorstBed-Headrfntrb 3085741 Steve (not his real name) was sweating profusely while holding his hand over his heart. He felt a sharp pain in his chest and his arm was numb. He knew something was wrong and quickly grabbed his keys and guided his car to the nearest urgent care center in a Miami suburb. Later, Steve was trans ferred by ambulance to a hospital emer gency room, where he wait ed from 7in the evening until 3 / in the morning before receiving more than cursory attention. By the time you read this column over 1,000 Americans will have en tered the doors of an emer gency room across the United States. An nual visits in America are 139 million and climbing. Let s explore some of the ER trends in our country and then look at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Cen ter-Lake Placid trends and oper ations. In a 19-year period beginning in 1990, hos pital emergency room capacity decr eased by 27 percent in Ameri ca (from 2,446 to 1,779). This tr end will continue for the foreseeable fu ture. While w e will see con tinued closures, annual visits will increase to a pr ojected 197 million by 2050. This will stress the system, decreasing patient satisfaction and increasing wait times. Already in Miami, wait times can range from one to six hours. Cer tainly this was a reality in S teves case. Further trends, ac cording to recent studies, show that because of the physician shor t age, more patients will access the ER for their primary care. In addi tion, ERs will continue to suffer fr om a short age of specialty doctors to cover emergent needs such as or thope dics, neurology and car diology. Also ther e is a growing shortage of board-certi ed ER physicians, par ticularly for rural Amer ica. FHHMC Lake P lac id ER struggles with many of the same na tional trends mentioned abo ve. Some of the overriding challenges deal with nding nurs es to cover night shifts and stafng with boar dcertied ER physicians. It should be noted that FHHMC Lake Placid hires an outside compa ny to staff physicians for the ER. A dditional challeng es are overutilization of the ER b y some popu lations who would be better ser ved by seeing their primary care phy sicians. Finally, there is a small but gr owing population of patients who enter the ER only to seek access to con trolled substances. While FHHMC Lake Placid ER is far from perfect there is a suc cess story to tell. Lets look at the numbers The ER receives about 12,000 visits a year and is currently Adven tist Health Systems top per former (ranked rst among 44 hospitals). In a national sur vey conducted by Press G aney, FHHMC Lake Placid is ranked in the 95th percentile on mul tiple scores such as most likely to r ecom mend, informed about delays and o verall ER care. In other words, FHHMC Lake Placid is among the top 5 per cent of performing ERs in the nation with r e gards to patient satisfaction. Another key data point for FHHMC Lake Placid is wait times to see a doctor. Nationally, it takes about an hour to see an ER physician from the time you enter the department. How ever, at FHHMC Lake P lacid you can see an ER physician within 16 minutes of entering the door. Its important to remember that is an av erage time. Let s go back to Steve for a moment. That night in Miami, he did have a heart attack and was not treated for eight hours. When it became evident he had suffered a heart attack, he was immediately placed in ICU and did receive the proper treatment. Now contrast that experience with Steves same expe rience in FHHMC Lake P lacid ER. Steve had a boating accident and seriously hurt his knee. Upon arrival to the ER, he was seen within 15 minutes, X-rays were taken and treatment was given. Steve was back home within 2 1/2 hours of the ER visit. Indeed we are blessed in Lake Placid to have an ER team ready to serve us 24/7.Anthony Stahl, PhD, FACHE is the administrator at Flori da Hospital Heartland Medi cal Center Lake Placid. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Exploring the endangered hospital emergency room LETS TT A lL KAnthony Stahl HIGh H LANDS HEALTh H


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 LAKE PLACID Highlands County Commissioner Jack Richie, who represents District 4 which includes Lake Placid, has closed out his successful campaign for re-election and donated the excess campaign funds raised to six local charities. Richie faced no opposition in the primary or general elections and returns for another four-year term on the board. Benefitting from Richies good fortune are Champion for Children Foundation, Nu-Hope Elder Services, Peace River Center Safe House, Sebring Meals on Wheels, Highway Park Neighborhood Preservation District and the Veterans Council of Highlands County Food Pantry. Each received checks of $500 to help with the great work they do for our community, Richie said. I want to thank everyone who supported my re-election, through your generosity these local charities can continue to make our county a better place to live, he said. Im honored to be your District 4 Commissioner and I am dedicated to making Highlands County be the best it can be in the next four years.Commissioner Richie donates campaign funds to local charities LAKE PLACID Jamie Bateman, Executive Director of the Florida Hospital Foundation, recently spoke with the Rotary Club of Lake Placid at its 6:44 a.m. breakfast meeting at Platters restaurant. Bateman is a fth generation Sebring resident and has been with Florida Hospital for 11 years. She said the Foundation is now 31 years old and has three volunteer boards: one each for Lake Placid, Sebring and Wauchula. Florida Hospital recognizes the need to grow with its community, she said. With this need comes the demand to provide state of the art health care, services and facilities. Bateman said the Foundation has a vision for the future of our communities and money raised by the Foundation boards provide the means to meet specic needs. Upcoming events include an annual Gala and concert, golf tournament and 5K and 10K walk/ runs; a Dusk To Diamonds Celebration in February; and a Sporting Clays Shoot at Quail Creek in May. But most of Batemans presentation was about Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid. The Lake Placid hospital has seen operating room improvements and the Lake Placid board also assisted in the Sebring pediatric facility renovation campaign. The Foundation is now concentrating on its tness center renovation campaign. Phase I (new equipment) is complete. Phase II (expanding the existing workout area) is in the current campaign. Phase III (pool) is well in the future. For more infor mation about the Foundation, contact Bateman at jamie. or call 863-402-5369.Florida Hospital Lake Placid sets topic for Morning RotaryBy NANCY DAVISSPECIAL TO THE NEWS-JOURNALLAKE PLACID Darrel Smith, known as The CCC Man, was on hand to accept a $100 donation from the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club at its Thursday, Sept. 18 meeting at Beef OBradys. Smith recounted he was 16 years old when he came to Florida with the Civilian Conservation Corp to help build Highlands Hammock. The CCC was put into motion to work with youths who were searching for jobs and a future during the depths of the Great Depression. Smith said he was paid $30 per month a remarkable amount at the time and was ecstatic to be earning so much. His father had passed away and there were eight children in his family. Smiths mother received a check each month for $25 from her sons wages. With a mortgage payment of $7, this went a long way. 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DEAR ABBY: I am a 42-year-old divorced father of two. I have had a girlfriend, Dawn, for about a year. She has met my kids, but shes still uncomfortable with the situation. She has concerns about me having been mar ried before, such as having experienced many of the firsts she has yet to enjoy. Dawn doesnt like being in my house because I had it when I was married, and she says my kids remind her of my past. She says she doesnt want to share me with anyone, including them. When were alone, we are absolutely phenomenal as a couple. We love and care about each other deeply. This is causing a tremendous amount of stress on us, and neither of us knows how to handle it or what to do. Please help. TWOS COMPANY IN ILLINOIS DEAR TWOS COMPANY: Forgive me for being blunt, but you need to break it off with this woman before you waste any more of her time or yours. You may be crazy about Dawn, but your first responsibility must be to your children, and she has made it clear how she feels about them. You may be phenomenal as a couple, but there are more people involved than just the two of you. She needs to find someone who has no encumbrances, and you need to find a lady who has a greater capacity for love than Dawn appears to be capable of. DEAR ABBY: I often eat out with friends when we travel and when were here at home. Some of them bring their own canned drinks or powdered drink mix to add to water served by the restaurant. I have an uneasy feeling about this. I dont think it is right to take my own drink into an eating establishment. I have never said anything negative about it, but I havent joined in the practice. Is my discomfort MY problem? What do you think about this? TESTY SOUTHERN BELLE DEAR BELLE: What I think about it is less important than what the restaurant does, and not knowing the reason your friends behave this way, I am hesitant to judge them. Im not sure what kind of canned or powdered drink your friends are bringing, but if they are on some kind of restricted diet, then its what they need do for a while. If the restaurant objected, the manager would either tell your friends not to do it anymore or institute a charge to make up for the lost income. DEAR ABBY: I have been with Russell for four months. We live together and eventually would like to be married. Russ is very honest. He told me he had impregnated a woman prior to me and she was eight months pregnant. I asked him to contact her on my behalf so I can meet her, since we plan on having a future together. When I called the woman to suggest we meet somewhere, she cursed me out for contacting her and for telling her she cant communicate with Russ unless Im involved. When Russ told her the same thing, she ordered him not to contact her again. Russ has tried calling her since then because he wants to be involved in his childs life, but she never called him back. What do you think we should do? LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE DEAR LOOKING: What Russell should do and you, as well is talk with an attorney to establish exactly what his rights and responsibilities will be to his child, once paternity has been established.Divorced dads girlfriend wants nothing to do with his kids DEAR ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, 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 B7LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Middle Schools chapter of Future Farmers of America held an open house Thursday, Sept. 18. President Aubrey Lanier used her par liamentary procedure skills to call the meeting to order. Each ofcer gave an account of their position and its responsibility. Assistant Principal Jenn Sanchez spoke briey on her expe riences as an FFA member. I was in FFA when I was in school, she said. FFA paid for a lot of my college education. FFA Adviser Lucille Johnston listed a few of the requirements for showing animals and livestock such as the mandatory Ethics class and insurance information. Savannah Albritton took the podium and blessed the meal which was provided by FFA parents. A guided tour of the green house and garden was given by FFA veterans. Proud students showed new members and parents the raised garden beds planted with pumpkins. Cody Colding is a second year member of FFA. The eighth grade student has enjoyed his time in the class. Its a good organization, said Colding. Kids can get outdoors and get information on agriculture and farming. The open house provided parents an opportunity to support their children by registering as FFA Alumni. Contrary to the name, there is no need for par ents to have FFA experi ence or even farming experience. They just need a willingness to volunteer time with their children in the program and pay $10 dues. The money stays in the schools chapter to defray costs such as when the students travel for conferences. Savannah Albritton summed up the FFA ex perience. It really helps us to be better leaders, she said. It helps to build our communica tion skills.LPMS FFA launches new school year with open houseBy KIM LEATHERMANNEWS-JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT PHOTO BY KIM LEATHERMANFFA President Aubrey Lanier calls the meeting to order using parliamentary procedure and a gavel.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS Placid Lakes Party LineBy Susie Lee LAKE PLACID The Placid Lakes Social Circle has chosen an eastern Caribbean seven-night cruise on the Norwegian Cruise Line going to Nassau, St. Thomas and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Sioux Hurley, our travel consultant, will be at the Oct. 8 meeting. Flyers will be available at the town hall after Sept. 22. Call Joyce Briski for infor mation and reservations. Oct. 25 is the date of the Sausage Festival at the Placid Lakes Town Hall starting at 1 p.m. There will be ve kinds of sausage, baked beans, salads, chips, sauerkraut, pickles, olives, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade, all for a $6 donation per person. The public is invited. Oct. 18 will be Italian Night at the Lake Placid Ballroom Dance night at the Elks with a pizza party. Free dance lesson in the lounge before the dance, of course, Latin. Probably a rhumba or salsa. The Litter Patrol will have litter clean-up on Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 8 a.m. from the Placid Lakes Town Hall. Golf carts and trailers will be welcome sights that day. Gloves, bags and orange vests will be supplied. Wear proper shoes or garden boots. Dont forget: If youre cleaning out the clutter, and want to get rid of it, the PLHOA has a storage unit now and will take stuff gladly and put it away for our rummage sale in February. Call 863-465-4888 to arrange pick-up. The Dec. 8 Christmas Light Cruise to Punta Gorda for only $50 per person is a day trip including the bus, dinner at Fishermens Village and an exotic, beautiful cruise through the Punta Gorda Isles canals with spectacular lights. Call Susie Lee at 863-699-0886 for reservations. Bus travel by Princess Dianne Tours, payable by cash or credit card. We spotted our wood ducks; it must be time to expand the family. And our cardinals are showing off their best color now they look like ornaments in the lush green trees.Tropical Harbor EstatesBY ARLENE CLOUSTONLAKE PLACID Over the weekend, all the openings on our clubhouse were covered and sealed with blue tarps or huge blue sheets. It could have been called a Blue Lagoon since it is situated on Lake Clay surrounded with palm trees. Monday Morning coffee, as usual this summer, was held on Peggy Sue Teagues carport. Peggy Sue the emcee wished everyone a good morning. We were all glad to see that Duane and Joy Dean were back from their vacation. Peggy Sue read all the names of the people having birthdays this week and only Joy Dean was present. We were happy to sing Happy Birthday to her on her 83rd birthday. Charlie Price told that he prepared a lobster dinner for Toni Price on her 93rd birthday, which was on the Sept. 13. Hope Toni had a happy birthday. Emily Snider opened her home to the Ladies Coffee Group Tuesday morning at 9:30. The aroma of bread pudding was obvious when opening the door to her home and Emily served it to everyone. She also wished us all a good morning. Emily then read the names of people having birthdays that week and only Judy Price was present so we sang Happy Birthday to her. The Oktoberfest, Halloween party, Trash and Treasure Sale and the Craft Fair were topics open for discussion. On the 30th we will be meeting at the home of Judy Muise. Ladies Lunch out was held in the Brick Room at Chicanes on Sept. 16. The hosts were the 3 Bs: Brenda Knoche, Betty Hogan and Betty Schultz. Luette Kiger said grace. The Men were at the Placid Lakes Country Club for their luncheon date. When enthusiastic Duane and Joy Dean talked about their vacation, they said, What better place could a couple celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary than on Ft. Myers Beach on the Gulf of Mexico? Our 11th oor condo had prime views of beach and water so we spent a good deal of time on the balcony watching various birds, dolphins playing, a few people enjoying the water or shing, and the jets beginning to land at the airport about 20 miles east of us. Our generation still enjoys looking at airplanes. The island itself has an interesting history. We were given a private tour of The Mound House by a couple who were former teachers. The Calusa Indian shell mound was not respected in former days and a house was built on top of it to avoid ooding during storms. Later, residents built a swimming pool next to the house and the inside of the mound was exposed. Later, people who preserved the mound dug out the pool and as a result we got to go inside a shell mound. Many Indian artifacts are clearly seen in the mound. The local library is huge and half of it is new. They have parking underneath and a huge elevator that can hold a classroom of children all at one time. It has glass sides with marine pictures painted on the walks for all three stories. The library holds a large assortment of books and other materials as well as historic displays. Much land in the area is preserved. There are boardwalks through miles of interesting nature, but it was too hot for us to go very far. We found Beach Methodist Church unique. They meet in fellowship hall in the summer in var ious plastic chairs in order to save on A.C. in the huge sanctuary. Pastor Jeanne is a very caring and articulate person. Every Sunday held a surprise for us: First Sunday was a snacks and a small well-mannered white dog roamed about staying close to his master. Second Sunday, pizza and cake was served after the service for those who had a birthday in August though all were served. For the third Sunday, Ill tell you about the Teddy Bear Ministry. Various stuffed animals were placed in various chairs to be loved by the person in the chair, during the service. When there is a need, a bear is given to comfort the individuals who are ill or have a special need. We traveled about from here to there and took in the various attractions. We ended up one day having lunch at the Mucky Duck at the end of Captiva Island. On the Gulf was a man being lifted up by the force of a jet of water. Behind him was another man on a jet ski with the power. It seemed that this must be their rst attempt trying it out. We saw parasails nearly every day and took many pictures of sunsets, sunrises, and the full moon over the water. 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B14 | NEWS-SUN | Wednesday, September 24, 2014 TODAYCouple of thunderstorms88 / 73Winds: E at 4-8 mphCouple of thunderstorms89 / 74Winds: E at 4-8 mphTHURSDAYCouple of thunderstorms89 / 74Winds: ENE at 4-8 mphFRIDAYCouple of thunderstorms90 / 74Winds: ENE at 4-8 mphSATURDAYCouple of thunderstorms90 / 73Winds: ESE at 4-8 mphSUNDAY High .............................................. 9:11 a.m. Low ............................................... 3:03 a.m. High .............................................. 9:26 p.m. Low ............................................... 3:22 p.m. High .............................................. 2:23 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:45 a.m. High .............................................. 3:06 p.m. Low ............................................... 8:56 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.72 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Friday ............................................ 87 Low Friday ............................................. 70 High Saturday ........................................ 82 Low Saturday ......................................... 67 High Sunday .......................................... 86 Low Sunday ........................................... 69 High Monday ......................................... 89 Low Monday .......................................... 69 Relative humidity .................................. 60% Expected air temperature ....................... 88 Makes it feel like .................................... 96 Saturday ............................................. 29.85 Sunday ................................................ 29.93 Monday ............................................... 29.92 Saturday ............................................. 0.28 Sunday ................................................ 0.76 Monday ............................................... 2.51 Month to date ..................................... 9.38 Year to date ....................................... 44.27Sunrise 7:15 a.m. 7:16 a.m. Sunset 7:20 p.m. 7:19 p.m. Moonrise 7:30 a.m. 8:23 a.m. Moonset 7:36 p.m. 8:14 p.m.Albuquerque 83/61/pc 83/60/t 83/61/t Atlanta 78/61/s 79/62/pc 82/63/pc Baltimore 73/59/c 68/57/r 76/56/s Birmingham 82/60/s 83/61/pc 85/64/pc Boston 67/53/s 66/55/pc 70/56/s Charlotte 71/57/c 77/59/sh 79/60/pc Cheyenne 81/51/s 83/51/s 83/50/s Chicago 73/54/s 75/52/s 75/53/s Cleveland 74/52/s 72/51/s 73/51/s Columbus 78/53/s 78/55/s 78/55/s Dallas 85/62/s 86/64/s 87/66/s Denver 82/55/s 86/56/s 84/54/s Detroit 73/52/s 74/50/s 75/50/s Harrisburg 74/58/pc 68/54/r 75/54/s Honolulu 91/78/s 90/77/sh 90/77/sh Houston 86/66/s 87/67/pc 85/69/pc Indianapolis 75/52/s 76/51/s 77/54/s Jackson, MS 84/61/s 86/62/pc 87/66/pc Kansas City 72/58/pc 80/59/s 82/58/pc Lexington 77/51/s 79/55/s 79/57/s Little Rock 81/58/s 84/61/s 84/65/s Los Angeles 87/67/s 86/65/pc 83/62/pc Louisville 79/53/s 80/55/s 80/58/s Memphis 83/61/s 85/62/s 85/66/s Milwaukee 69/55/s 70/52/s 70/53/s Minneapolis 70/58/pc 76/61/s 79/61/pc Nashville 81/55/s 83/56/s 83/59/s New Orleans 85/72/pc 86/72/pc 86/73/t New York City 74/60/pc 66/57/r 75/60/s Norfolk 73/67/r 75/65/r 73/67/r Oklahoma City 82/57/s 84/58/s 84/60/s Philadelphia 75/62/pc 66/59/r 74/58/s Phoenix 104/82/pc 103/83/s 102/74/t Pittsburgh 73/53/s 72/51/s 75/50/s Portland, ME 62/45/s 65/47/pc 71/50/s Portland, OR 72/58/r 72/53/sh 73/53/sh Raleigh 68/60/r 76/60/sh 75/59/pc Rochester 76/53/s 74/49/s 75/51/s St. Louis 78/58/s 81/58/s 82/59/s San Francisco 78/63/pc 76/61/sh 73/60/pc Seattle 70/57/r 69/57/sh 70/53/c Wash., DC 75/63/c 69/59/r 78/62/s Cape Coral 86/73/t 88/74/t 88/75/t Clearwater 87/75/t 87/75/t 88/76/t Coral Springs 88/77/t 88/77/t 89/78/t Daytona Beach 85/73/t 86/74/t 87/74/t Ft. Laud. Bch 88/78/t 88/79/t 89/80/t Fort Myers 85/73/t 88/74/t 87/74/t Gainesville 81/68/t 84/70/t 83/71/t Hollywood 88/76/t 89/76/t 89/77/t Homestead AFB 87/77/t 86/77/t 87/78/t Jacksonville 80/67/t 82/70/t 82/70/t Key West 87/80/t 89/79/t 87/81/t Miami 88/77/t 88/78/t 88/78/t Okeechobee 86/73/t 86/74/t 87/74/t Orlando 87/73/t 87/74/t 88/74/t Pembroke Pines 88/77/t 89/77/t 89/78/t St. Augustine 81/73/t 83/73/t 83/73/t St. Petersburg 86/74/t 86/75/t 86/75/t Sarasota 87/73/t 88/73/t 88/74/t Tallahassee 83/65/pc 83/69/t 87/70/t Tampa 85/74/t 86/75/t 86/75/t W. Palm Bch 87/77/t 87/78/t 89/78/t Winter Haven 86/73/t 86/74/t 86/74/t Acapulco 88/76/t 88/77/t 88/77/t Athens 77/63/s 80/69/pc 80/63/t Beirut 88/79/s 86/78/pc 85/75/s Berlin 60/49/pc 59/49/sh 64/55/pc Bermuda 85/75/s 79/74/r 81/74/c Calgary 77/48/pc 73/48/s 66/41/c Dublin 61/51/pc 65/54/sh 63/44/sh Edmonton 77/43/pc 72/42/pc 58/36/sh Freeport 87/75/t 86/76/t 88/76/t Geneva 65/48/t 63/45/sh 67/48/s Havana 88/71/t 88/72/t 88/72/t Hong Kong 91/80/c 90/80/s 90/80/s Jerusalem 83/65/s 80/62/s 77/62/s Johannesburg 76/52/s 79/57/s 83/57/s Kiev 50/35/c 56/38/pc 60/41/pc London 65/49/pc 67/57/pc 69/55/pc Montreal 69/51/s 71/53/s 74/53/s Moscow 52/42/r 53/42/pc 56/40/pc Nice 72/61/t 73/62/pc 74/62/s Ottawa 71/46/s 72/50/s 74/50/s Quebec 61/45/s 69/49/pc 71/50/s Rio de Janeiro 84/68/pc 84/70/pc 86/73/c Seoul 73/61/r 80/61/s 78/62/pc Singapore 87/77/t 86/76/t 84/77/sh Sydney 76/57/s 70/55/r 66/52/c Toronto 71/50/s 73/48/s 74/50/s Vancouver 64/53/r 65/54/r 64/53/c Vienna 63/51/pc 61/49/sh 62/49/pc Warsaw 57/44/pc 60/47/sh 61/48/pc Winnipeg 73/57/s 80/60/s 83/61/s Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Low pressure slowly tracking up the Eastern Seaboard will spread rain from the coast of the Carolinas up into eastern Virginia and the Delmarva Peninsula today. Showers and thunderstorms will also be seen over Florida and along the Gulf Coast on the south side of the low. A dry day is in store for the balance of the East with abundant sunshine from New England, across the Ohio Valley and down into Texas. A batch of spotty showers and thunderstorms will be stretched out over the Plains. National Forecast for September 24 Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Variable clouds today with a few showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later. Mostly cloudy tonight with a few showers and a thunderstorm, mainly early. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm tomorrow, mainly later. An early cold snap chilled the East on Sept. 24, 1989. Mount Washington, N.H., was 18 degrees with winds up to 100 mph; it felt like the Arctic. A couple of showers and a thunderstorm today, mainly later. Winds east-southeast 4-8 mph. Expect 2-4 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast Sept 24Oct 1Oct 8Oct 15 Today ThursdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 80/67 81/68 83/70 85/73 87/73 86/73 85/74 87/75 86/74 87/73 85/73 86/74 86/73 87/77 88/78 88/77 83/65 84/69 82/65 87/73 88/73 87/73 88/72 88/73 87/73 87/80 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 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 0003442880-01 3087312 We Support A portion of each purchase goes toward helping those less fortunate receive the gift of hearing. 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