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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Dragons stay perfect in district competitionSPORTS, A7Local man gets 4 rare unlimited Olive Garden pasta cardsA3 VOL. 95 NO. 112 A couple of afternoon thunderstorms High 87 Low 74 Details on B10Classi eds ................... B7 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Obituaries .................. A4 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Movie Review ............... B2 Puzzles ........................ B2 Religion ....................... B4 Sports on TV ............... A8 Viewpoints ................... A5 B1 newssun thenewssun BY CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT AVON PARK School volunteers enhance every students education by giving of themselves. As a group they are all unsung heroes. The News-Sun, with the enthusiastic support of Memorial Elementary Schools fourth-grade teaching team, is pleased to honor Jeanette Furman as Unsung Hero for September. While she represents all the women and men who give their time, attention and energy enriching our childrens education and providing our teachers invaluable support, Furman deserves credit all her own. Teacher JenNeva Edwards put it this way: Mrs. Furman does everything for the fourth-grade team. She not only makes copies, she also puts together booklets, cuts out anything, makes original math things for us and is always there to help when we need her. If it werent for her I wouldnt have made it through my rst year. Furman has lived in Highlands County for 30 years, hailing originally from North Dakota. A teacher herself, she had to retire early due to health issues. But I needed something to do, she said. Volunteering at A behind-the-scenes helper Katara Simmons/News-SunJeanette Furman, of Sebring, sorts papers Tuesday morning at Memorial Elementary School in Avon Park. UNSUNG HEROES Furman a vital part of the Memorial Elementary School teamMrs. Furman is self sacrificing and does (everything she does) not for recognition, but for her love of children. She radiates with humility, positivity and unconditional love for the children of MES.Belma Storbeck Memorial Elementary School BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING A Highlands County Sheriffs deputy will have to have surgery on a leg that is broken in several places, thanks to a scuf e during a traf c stop Tuesday night. Michael Scott Durkin, 27, of 200 Turkey Lane in Sebring, has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery on an of cer, re ghter or emergency medical technician, as well as resisting an of cer with violence and driving on a suspended license. The 6-foot-3inch, 240-pound man is in the Highlands County Jail in lieu of $32,000 bond. The injured deputy Dustin Dusty Campbell was on patrol with a trainee, Deputy Nathan Nichols, when they stopped Durkins car at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday after seeing it driving without a working BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING A local troop leader has earned the prestigious Girl Scouts National Appreciation Pin. Danyle Berish, who heads up Troop 773 in Sebring, was cited for performance beyond the expectations of the Girl Scout mission. Danielle has contributed to the success of the Highlands BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Go to www. and youll notice something new: Big-print links, colorful graphics, and landscape photos scrolling through the home page under an events calendar. I was taken aback. It was a tremendous change, said Rob Bullock, board member for the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce. I live here and it made me want to come visit here. If the website revamp can do that for him, it would bring people to Sebring and Highlands County, and help promote local business, he said. Chamber board chair Jane Hancock said its easier to navigate and less busy than the old site. This is more organized. The Greater Sebring BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT LAKE PLACID Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce detectives, Lake Placid police and an area private investigator are in search of a missing man. Two years after his disappearance from the Sarasota area, sightings of 87-year-old Newton Whidden have been reported in the Lake Placid area. SEE HERO | A4 Friday-Saturday, September 26-27, 2014 An Edition of the SunBerish honored by Girl Scouts BERISHMissing man may be in LP vicinity WHIDDENDeputys leg broken during scuffle DURKINSEE BERISH | A6SEE MAN | A6SEE DEPUTY | A6Sebring Chamber makes website user-friendly The new design for the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce website. Go to uses big-print links, colorful graphics, and landscape photos scrolling through the home page under an events calendar. Board members said it was an improvement over the previous busy design. Rob Bullock, chamber board member, said, I live here and it made me want to come visit here.SEE CHAMBER | A3 Boxtrolls is eye-popping good time REVIEW, B2 SWEET IDEAS forHOLIDAYDFSSFRTS1 .0,7-AX/ATHE CHAM.G .,,o.M..r CONTACT USc z ,it orck..v4 Q


A2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 26, 2014 http// The News-Sun (USPS 487-900 ISSN 10748342) is published ev ery Sunday, Wednesday & Friday by Romona W ashington at the Ne wsSun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, Fla, 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional en try ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Ne wsSun, which is an afliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden with out the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the proper ty of the newspaper and may be edit ed for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. P ostmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A ccCC URA cC YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Se bring, FL 33870; email editor@; or call 863-3856155. OO FFI cC E Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 or 231 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon day-Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 or 863465-2522 Main F ax: 863-385-1954SUB scSC RIPTION RAT E sS Home 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your newspaper is delivered b y an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publi cation date, please phone the circu lation department at 863-385-6155 before 10 a.m. on Wednesda y and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the W ednesda y edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon Frida y for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. OO BITUARIE sS ANAN D AA NN OUN cC EMENT sS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to PP LA cC E A CL A ssSS IFI E dD AdAD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F 863-385-6155, ext. 505, 863314-9876 OR 863-465-2522 RETAILRETAIL AdAD VERTI sS INGMitch Collins, 863-386-5626 Vickie Watson, 863-386-5631 Terri Lee, 863-386-5628 Nix Wellons, 863-465-2522 Kim Browning, 863-385-6155 LL EGAL AdAD VERTI sS INGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 NN EW sS ROOM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Sebring Editor, ext. 516 or scott.dressel@news 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@news Katara Simmons, Photogra pher, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ ne GLEN NN ICKERSON President glen.nicker 385-6155, ext. 536 RR OMON aA W aA SHIN gG TON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.washington@ne 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 LL OTTERY LL OTTOWednesday, Sept. 24 3-20-23-38-39-53 X-2 Next Jackpot: $31 million PP OWERBALLWednesday, Sept. 24 7-14-21-24-41 PB-26 X-4 Next Jackpot: $40 million LL U cC KY MM ON EYTuesday, Sept. 23 2-4-5-46 PB-14 Next Jackpot: $1.9 million MM EGA MM ILLION sS Tuesday, Sept 23 21-24-25-40-43 PB-12 X-5 Next Jackpot: $93 million CASH 3 Monday, Sept. 22 Day: 6-1-4 Night: 7-0-2 Tuesday, Sept. 23 Day: 9-9-0 Night: 5-0-6 Wednesday, Sept. 24 Day: 5-8-9 Night: 7-3-7 PP LAY 4Monday, Sept. 22 Day: 6-9-7-0 Night: 1-6-5-6 Tuesday, Sept. 23 Day: 2-3-0-3 Night: 5-9-2-2 Wednesday, Sept. 24 Day: 4-9-7-8 Night: 2-3-7-3 FF ANTA sS Y 5 Monday, Sept. 22 6-15-22-26-31 Tuesday, Sept. 23 1-10-19-22-26 Wednesday, Sept. 24 17-30-32-34-36 SPECIAL TO THE NEWs S-SUn N South Florida State Colleges Take Stock in Children program for DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties re cently received an award for achieving Gold Lev el Status on the Take Stock in Children Balanced Scorecard for the 201314 school year at the statewide College and Career Readiness Sum mit on Sept. 10. Take S tock in Childr en is a statewide program that provides at-risk children with a mentor and a college scholarship. I n return, TSIC scholars sign contracts in which they promise to remain drug-free, to avoid behavior that would get them into tr ouble with law enfor cement, to attend school regularly, and to earn satisfactor y gr ades. The students parents also sign the contr acts and agree to provide home environ ments conducive to education and to participate in. The awar d r ecogniz es local programs that have successfully pr o vided at-risk youths with caring v olunteer men tors, college readiness curriculum, and college scholarships Only 21 programs were selected for the Gold Level Status out of 45 programs. This award is a source of great pride to DeSo to, Hardee and Highlands Take Stock in Children and highlights our dedication to changing the liv es of our students through this program, said Irene Castanon, coordinator of Take Stock in Children at SFSC. Our students are count ing on us to make a difference in their lives and to ensure they succeed academically and pr ofessionally. W e denitely could not have done this without our caring mentors, the partnership of our thr ee school districts, and all the Take Stock in Children staff. To qualify for the award, programs must meet or exceed 100 per cent of the Key Perfor mance Indicators on the Balance Scor ecar ds such as mentor match rates, students recruited with a grade point average over 2.0, students matched with a mentor within 90 days of their contract signing date, and the number of mentor and student contracts gener ated. Castanon says that SFSC s TSIC program also had a strong two-y ear action plan, a number of new approved col lege and career readiness strategies and v arious events between alumni and students. The TSIC program is a joint effort of the Highlands County School B oar d, the S outh Florida State College (SFSC) Foundation, and the many citiz ens who help fund the program and volunteer to serve as student mentors.SFSCs Take Stock in Children achieves Gold Level Status Courtesy photoAnna Taylor (from left), TSIC state oce; Deena Wright, college success coach for Highlands County; Marilyn Fashano, TSIC state oce; Debbie Hackney, college success coach for DeSoto County; Ele Bautista-Bernard, TSIC state oce; and two Take Stock in Children graduates.Community drum circle setLAKE PLACID There will be a drum circle at The Coffee Shop, 212 Main Ave., on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Set up at 12:30, start about 12:45. Some drums and per cussion instruments will be available for public use No experience is needed. The free ev ent is facilitated by Donna Lee and is open to all ages. For more information contact Donna Lee at 863-243-3478, or F r ed Leavitt 863402-8238 or MM orning MM arke t seeks more vendorsLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Saturday Morning Market, which is sponsored by the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, is seek ing additional vendors for this event. V endors can offer homemade and handmade items such as pottery, candles, homemade dips and mustards silk plants, etc. Vendor applications can be obtained on the chamber website at www. visitlakeplacidor ida. com or at the chamber ofce 18 N. O ak Av e The market runs from October through March on the second Saturday of each month in Stuar t P ark. For additional information, call 863-465-4331. MM oose plan Hono ree eventSEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge on U.S. 98 will be hosting an Honoree Dinner Dance on Sept. 27. Those being honored are those who have been mem bers for 50 years or more hav e signed up 100 members or more and/or have obtained special status in the past year. The dinner, reserved by ticket, costing $10 each, will be served at 5:30 with open seating. The menu is skewered chick en and beef with vegetables, garlic butter fan potatoes, br oc coli slaw, roll and chocolate mousse. E ntertainment will be by Frank E. If anyone knows of a person or he or she themselves are qual ied for the honor ee recognition, padvise an ofcer at the lodge. T ickets are available from ofcers and bartenders, and will be available through Sept. 20. Members and guests ar e welcome.Dog GG one ado ption event plannedSEBRING Organizers are host ing the rst Dog Gone A doption 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). RR oads closed fo r FF amil y FF un FF est ivalLAKE PLACID On Saturday, Sept. 27 the Mason G. Smoak Foundation will host its Sixth Annual Family Fun Festival. The festivities are fo cused around Devane Par k in do wntown Lake Placid. Included in the event is a 5k foot race that begins at 8 / a.m., follo wed by a Family Fun Walk around Devane Park at 9 / a.m. The ev ent will wrap up around 1 / p.m. The follo wing areas will be sub jected to intermittent trafc delays: Interlake B oulev ard 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 F amily Fun Walk, which should be be fore 10 / a.m. SNAPs S HOTs S LO cC A lL NEWS BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF W WRITER SEBRING Barnett Bank/Bank of Amer ica has been vacant for years and a plan to turn it into a school fell at earlier this year. Now local developer Charlie Lowrance has plans to turn it into a ea market. Im excited about doing it, Lowrance said. It will add to the downtown a lot. Lowrance, who hopes to close on the building next week for $300,000, said his plan is to take the rst oor ofce and teller area and create booths where tenants can set up their shops in an air-conditioned space thats locked up over night. He said once he takes out the back wall be hind the former tellers stations, he should have 15,000 squar e feet to work with. The proposed ea market would be open 9 / a.m. to 6 / p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which would include an indoor far mer s market on Friday and Saturday. If someone wants to do food something viable hed consider that, too, he said. Im looking for (ven dors who are) a little more upscale than popping up a tent, Lo wrance said. When asked about re-purposing the vault, he said he promised it to a jeweler, then laughed and said it would work as a place to lock items up for his tenants for extra theft protection. He hopes to open Nov. 1, with some help from the Sebring Com munity Redevelopment Agency. The building has sat v acant for thr ee to four years, said Realtor Jimmy Wohl, who sold the building to Lowr ance Part of the reason it sat so long was because the asking amount of $339,000 was over priced for a rural area in recession. I t s a 2.9-acre parcel, including the 1.5 acres of parking. Lowrance said he might consider keeping the old drivethrough teller kiosk for a drive-though busi ness. Robin H inote ex ecutive director of the CRA, said Lowr ance will probably be able to get some redevelopment help through the Downto wn A dvantage Program, which will reimburse expenditures up to $5,000, depending on what type of work is done P reviously, Lowrance redeveloped a former Chevrolet dealership on U.S. 27 into an antique mall.Former Barnett Bank bought for flea market Phil Attinger/News-SunCharile Lowrance, who hopes to close next week on the old Barnett Bank building in downtown Sebring, said the existing loan ocers oces will probably work for sellers kiosks or lockable shops. He plans to put in an indoor weekend ea market in the building. MMEN\ \ NEk


www.newssun.comFriday, September 26, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A3 NOTICETOWNOFLAKEPLACID LOCALBUSINESSTAXESARENOWDUE.THEPRICEIS$35.00UNTILSEPTEMBER30th. ONOCTOBER1stTHEYWILLBECOMEDELINQUENT ANDINCREASEBYTHEFOLLOWING: October 10% November 15% December 20% January 25%Feeshouldbeforwardedto:TownofLakePlacid, 8NorthOakAvenueLakePlacid,LakePlacid,Florida nolaterthanSeptember30,2014.TOWNOFLAKEPLACID /S/EvaCooperHapeman TownClerk 3085733 rfn tnbnbf f AmericaFirst tsriF aciremA tsriF aciremA tsriF aciremA AirConditioning&Heating tsriF aciremA tsriF aciremA gnitaeH & gninoitidnoC riA gnitaeH & gninoitidnoC riA gnitaeH & gninoitidnoC riA gnitaeH & gninoitidnoC riA gnitaeH & gninoitidnoC riA rf nrrtfbr f WhentheDogDaysofSummermakeyou HOT CountonAmericaFirst to KeepYou COOL! 3086231 Chamber of Commerce board started discussing a new website in May shor tly after Liz Barber took over as president/CEO. Hancock said revamping the site was one of Bar ber s goals. Barber said the new site took appr oximately three months to rebuild, contr acted through Austin SEO/ Texas Best Chambers/ Josiesque Designs for $8,700. It has been up since Sept. 10. A fundrais er over the summer helped make up 75 per cent of the w ebsite cost, she said. Barber hasnt given the site an ofcial send-off yet, because she wants to nd any glitches herself before members or visitors do. So far, she hasnt found more than the odd ty pographical error. W e put up an ev olving site, said Chair Elect Don E lw ell. Its denitely an improvement over what was there befor e . The previous site heavy on text and low on photos was built cheaply in-house, but lacked visual appeal or easy navigation, El well said. The more dy namic and diverse site reects adv ancements in the chamber itself, he said, which has become a clearinghouse of community events and local tour ism since moving to and setting up a welcome center. I feel it was money well spent. Were going in the right direction, Bullock said. Were here for the members. If it attracts business to them, then we spent the money the right way. Elwell said he hopes the site becomes a source for all things Sebring: A virtual visi tors information center.CalendarA large block calendar on the middle-right portion of the home page lists the next four chamber events, Barber said. Clicking gives easy access to all events and the com munity calendar. Clicking on an event takes visitors to more detail, such as a r egistr ation form for the Major Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. 5K and 1 M ile H onor Veteran Walk on Oct. 4.VisitorsEach link automatically opens in a new bro wser tab which leaves the home page easy to reach. Clicking a darkened square to the low er r ight of the page will jump the page back to the top. Barber said the site uses drop-down menus to make nding infor mation faster than the previous site which had no menus. She said walk-in trafc is still high, especially with older generations who want something in their hands but since peo ple visit the chamber as much as the T our ism Development Council, the chamber needs to give information on the area, as well. Elwell asked for and got FL added to Se bring on the site. F lor ida isnt on the chamber logo, and he still nds people who think theyre reading about Sebring, Ohio.MembersThe site also offers step-by-step instructions for budding entrepreneurs starting a business, B arber said. Also, once a member joins and submits information, a listing automatically posts on the site. I t s something members can sign in and edit, which lets them take more charge of their online message. W e re all about our members and increasing their business, Hancock said. S he said the listing will also allow businesses to link to their websites F or those without a website, or just a Facebook presence, Barber said, the new site will give them mor e exposure. In addition, a search feature that pinpoints businesses on a map or lists owners and staff. Bullock said the search feature also can look up a business by own er or contact person, which helps when try ing to connect with a business or person met at a chamber function.PhotosA picture is worth 1,000 words, Bullock said. He likes how photos on the homepage of Sebr ing I nternational Raceway and Sun N Lake of Sebr ing G olf Course showcase two of the areas recreational opportunities. Large r ound naviga tion buttons for local business listings and both chamber and r ec reation information are also photos B ar ber said this works better for people who are more visual. CHAMBER FROM PAGE A A 1 BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING Earlier this year, Dardens Olive Garden restaurant chain offered a chance to pur chase a Never Ending Pasta Pass. Only 1,000 of the passes w er e offered nationwide and a Highlands County man has walked away with four of them. P asses which are part of the Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion, were available for $100 each. C ar d-hold ers may enjoy never-ending pasta, pasta toppings such as chicken and shrimp fr itta, and Coca-Cola soft drinks any time of the day, any day of the w eek and as many times as theyd like from Sept. 22 through Nov. 9. John Scaglione of Sebring was able to navigate his way through the process to get four passes, al though he declined to share his award-win ning strategy. I am keeping two for my wife and I and sending two others to my daughter in California, he said. Scaglione began enjoying the fruits of his labors this past M onday W e star ted with the fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp on Monday, Scaglione said. Since the promotion began, Scaglione has had six dine-in meals and a pair of takeouts. Im Italian. I can eat pasta every day, he said. As a matter of fact, Scaglione said his wife Christine has vowed she now will not cook until the promotion is over. So I guess Im kind of stuck, he said. Scaglione said he was particularly im pressed with the staff at the local Olive G ar den. They r eally w ere amazed and I have to tell you, every server we have had has been truly happy for us, he said. The Never Ending Pasta Bowl reportedly is the chains single most popular promotion of the y ear Ofcials reported restaurants across the nation serv ed mor e than 13 million bowls of pasta during last years promotion alone. Vanesse T ostes, a se nior account executive for Linda Costa C om munications Group, which handles publicity for the chain, indicated that although there w er e no rm numbers on other multiple card holders, Given that the 1,000 Pasta Passes on sale were sold out within 45 minutes and John was able to purchase four, it certainly is un usual.Sebring couple set to pack in the pasta at Olive Garden Katara Simmons/News-SunJohn Scaglione and his wife Christi toast each other before eating fettucine Alfredo topped with chicken Thursday afternoon at Olive Garden in Sebring. Katara Simmons/News-SunThe Never Ending Pasta Pass Phil Attinger/News-SunPresident/CEO Liz Barber shows the inproved website for the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, one of her goals when she went to work for the chamber early this year. The new site up since Sept. 10 took approximately three months to rebuild, contracted through Austin SEO/Texas Best Chambers/ Josiesque Designs for $8,700. A fundraiser over the summer helped make up 75 percent of the website cost, she said. LAKELAND (AP) Heartland Crime Stoppers is offering $6,000 for informa tion leading to the ar rest of a driver who fatally struck a Lakeland woman as she walked home from a r estaurant. The Ledger of Lakeland reports 20-year-old Jill Br addock was killed in the early morning hours of Aug. 9 as she was walking some six miles to her home. Authorities say theyre looking for a dark-colored 2007 to 2009 model Nissan Altima that is miss ing its passenger-side mirror Any one with information can call 800-226-8477.Reward increases in hit-and-run Qrimakw


A4 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 26, 2014 BY PHIL ATTINGER STAFF WRITER SEBRING Assistant State Attorney Lori Winstead said something seemed odd about John M ar k Marino, who appeared in cour t W ednesday morning as attorney for a client. He didnt present well, Winstead said. She checked out his background, and found out he wasnt an attor ney at all. Mar ino 75, of Boca Raton is now being held without bail at the Highlands County Jail under two charges of unauthorized practice of law. Wednesday morning, Marino was reported ly attempting to pose as an attorney to r epr esent Jennifer Kozuszko, who has been accused of exploitation and gr and theft by misusing power of attorney for her grandparents. Winstead said he had been in court for the same reason on Sept. 15 and 17. He was arrested on a charge of contempt, and then that after noon Winstead told Circuit C our t Judge Dale Durrance that Marino has an extensive fraud record, including failing to appear for hearings and jumping bond, along with sev er al aliases and at least two reported birth locations Pennsylv ania and Alas ka. Winstead said one of those aliases was R onald Mark Hunter. Accor ding to the F ederal Bureau of Investigation, Marino, former ly known as Hunter, was convicted in 2010 in S outh C arolina for identity theft and sentenced to two years in federal pr ison. A ccording to, Marino was known by the name of R. Mark Hunter, and had practiced law in Pennsylvania under that name until he was disbarred. In 2005, he legally changed his name to Mar ino then assumed the identity of a retir ed attor ney with the same name in New York state. FBI further states the defendant used the real Marinos bar license number to substanti ate his assumed identity and have credibility when he attempted to sell certain inv est ments. The identity theft was disco v ered when the defendant tried to sell an investment to an undercover FBI agent in South Carolina. Durrance asked Ma rino on Wednesday afternoon to conrm his identity in court, which M arino did. Marino then attempted to explain that he had legally changed his name in 2005 and why but Durrance asked him to wait and advised him he could have an attorney pres ent. GraveSideService 3077442 rf rntrbf t b bfr rrfrtrrttrtftr r f r f rfn tbf b rfnntbbbb 3085191 the fourth-grade level seemed a perfect t because she had been a four th-gr ade teacher herself. She describes her self as a behind-thescenes helper, doing ev erything she can to organize and create the supplies and components for lessons and special projects, giving the teachers more instructional time S he also corr ects papers, showing students how to express their thoughts by wr it ing in complete sentences. M ost teachers ar e faced with a choice, Furman said. Am I going to do prep work or spend time with my family? The most re warding part of volunteering is knowing I am allowing teachers to av oid that choice. Heather Esquibel, another fourth-grade teacher, is only one of the many who are thankful for Furmans generosity. Without the help of Mrs. Furman, I would not have the time to do many of the activi ties that enhance student engagement in my classroom, she said. Furman brings more than a pair of ex tra hands, said Belma Storbeck. Mrs Furman is a hero for our fourthgrade team. No words can truly express the amount of apprecia tion we have for her ... She always comes with a smile that br ightens our day .. Most impor tantly, Mrs. Furman is self sacricing and does (ev erything she does) not for recognition, but for her love of children. S he r adiates with humility, positivity and unconditional lov e for the childr en of MES. HERO FROM PAGE A A 1 Katara Simmons/News-SunJeanette Furman, of Sebring, has volunteered at Memorial Elementary School for the last four years. Prior to becoming a volunteer, Furman was a teacher for 23 and a half years. BY LARR YY GRIFFINStaff WriterSEBRING Tuesday nights scheduled school board meeting was br oken up by an event that made many parents misty-eyed and honored many hard working children the annual FCAT Perfect Score awards. The presentations lasted for over an hour with ofcials from ev ery school in Highlands County going do wn the list of students who got perfect scores on their last FCAT tests. The event was held at Sebring Middle School as opposed to the usual location at the school boards ofce in an at tempt to make more room. E v en that was not enough, though, as staff members found themselves scrambling to nd chairs and seat ing for everyone. Some people had to stay standing in the back of the r oom. Director of Elementary Programs Andrew Lethbridge called this a good problem to have. We recognize our athletes for different sporting events, so we want to take the time to recognize our stu dents for their hard work, Lethbr idge said. Its a partnership with the whole family. Teachers came as well. Its good to have par ent support and to recognize each child and student. This tr ifecta of stu dents, parents and teachers, Lethbr idge said, was what was truly being honored. A combination of all three, he said, made for a much healthier and more balanced en vironment in which a child could learn and g row. at 863-385-6155, Ext. 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www.newssun.comFriday, September 26, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW Y OO UR VIEWS A South Florida Sun-Sentinel story re cently outlined how every student in P a lm Beach County starting in kindergarten would be tested this year. The district is enforcing an end-ofcourse test to meet requirements for Floridas evaluation of teachers tests designed to decide if teachers merit a pay raise. The Sun-Sentinal story suggested at least 400 tests would be intro duced in Palm Beach County schools. I n other testing news, accor ding to a story in the Bradenton Herald by Her ald/Times Tallahassee Bureau writer Kathleen McGregory, Miami-Dade youngsters in kinder gar ten through sec ond grade will get a reprieve this year. It seems ther e were technical difculties administering the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) test to those students. So, the computer-based tests were suspended this year. Finally, a logical decision on testing. We have talked about testing a lot late ly. Thats because we believe the state can do a better job of settling on one batter y of tests that will achiev e the goals they are designed for. That would be to assess teachers success at prepar ing our students for college and the real world. That is the bottom line N othing else really matters. Most who follow the testing contro versy are aware by now of Lee Countys temporar y banning of tests in schools The Lee school board backed off that challenge in a second vote, but the ac tion got the attention of lawmakers and parents Then a couple of weeks later, a teach er in Alachua County refused to give her students a required test. I t was another show of deance that got some atten tion and the appreciation of a growing number of critics who believe testing in schools has gone too far. The states decision to call off tests in Miami-Dade was the right one and gives us some hope that logic will prevail. The FAIR reading tests that were sus pended are actually given three times in one school year to aid teachers in plan ning their lessons to meet students needs When the state made changes in the testing technology this year, it con fused computers and set off a series of glitches that forced postponing the tests. B ut, teachers in Miami-Dade still have state requirements to meet. So, instead of tests, according to McGrorys story, teachers will use the power of observa tion to decide if students are progress ing. It s hard to imagine it could be that simple. Watch and listen to students read and decide if they are improving. We believe school testing should be come more of an issue in the nal weeks of the r ace for governor. It is a topic that is not going to go away.An editorial from the Polk County Democrat.Glen Nickerson President JOIN TT HE C OO N vV ERS aA TIONLetters to the editor should be 250 words or less. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, content, clarity and libel. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publi cation. All letters should in clude name, address and phone number Anonymous letters will be rejected. Two letters per month per writer are allowed. Guest columns may be submitted once a month. All letters and guest col umns are the opinion of the writer, not necessar ily those of the News-Sun staff. Submissions can be made via two methods: OO NLINEAt http://www.newssun. com/site/forms/ or email editor@newssun.comM aA IL/DROP OO FF2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, Fla., 33870School testing issues continue to make wavesIm going to take a moment to weigh in foolishly on a matter of a cup of coffee, namely the one Pr es ident Obama did not mov e to his left hand so he could properly salute his U.S. Marine guards. Should he have? Yes. Did he? No. What do we take from that? What we want to. I think he should have done better, and I would hope he will next time. He could have left the coffee behind. Even at $5 a cup, coffee drinks are, as they say, a dime a dozen. You can get another later. People are offend ed or not offended by Obama depending on ho w humble or arr ogant they take him to be. O thers ar e pointing out President George Bush improperly saluted his Marine guards while holding his ter rier. C offee Dog. N ews paper. Briefcase. Who doesn t hav e something in their hands these days? Should w e mo ve it aside to honor our protectors? Yes. I have to say thought, I would not want any presidents job. These have been tough, extremely divisive times with worries o v er terr orism, global economic recession, aggressor nations tr y ing to push others into war and ever -pr esent energy and environmental crises. Come to think of it, those w ere the challenges of every president for at least the last century The world is and always has been, a mess. Iv e gotten enough gray hair dealing with my part of it. Once upon a time if someone made a fuss about a cup of coffee is was either too hot (McDonalds custom er burned by coffee), too cold (F r appuccino), or just right, such as when someone at a dr iv e-through pays for the next person, who then pays for the next, and so on. The problem was not coffee, a terrier, or even a salute. The problem, as I see it, is we have stopped paying atten tion to where we are, what we re doing and who we ought to thank along the way. I wont judge either president for being distracted or failing to pr operly multi-task. J ust thank your Marine guards regularly is all I ask while making sure you are protecting our country.Phil Attinger can be reached at phil.attinger@newssun. com or 385-6155, ext. 541 and followed @PhilAttinger.Hold the coffee, or dont REAL LL IFEPhil Attinger Compton is best candidateHighlands County citizens are indeed for tunate to have such a good, qualied eld of candidates r unning for school board seats. For example, there is one who has been a teacher for the past 15 years, is a nativ e of H ighlands County, graduated from Lake Placid High School, and obtained a bachelors degree from University of Central Florida and a masters degree from UCF. Her work for The School Board of Highlands County includes being a speech language pa thologist and special education teacher. S he has ongoing business knowledge as she is a vice president of a family business. Being the mother of two bo ys who ar e currently in our local school system, allo ws for input from a students point of view. The person whose outstanding qualications just listed, enables me to endorse for a seat on The School B oard of Highlands County is Jill Compton. It is my hope that other good citizens will believe as I do, and vote for Jill Compton this Nov. 4.HANK KK OWALSKILake PlacidVote no on medical marijuanaVote no on medical marijuana. Reasons: 1. The law is broadly worded and would make Flor ida a mar ijuana free for all state. 2. Flor ida S tate Constitution This law would be passed as a C onstitutional Amend ment making it near ly impossible to modify or rescind later This is a misuse of the Florida Constitution. The Constitution exists to dene and limit the pow ers of state go vernment, not for general legislation. Florida has abused its constitution via a loophole in its legislative pr ocess. The Constitution is being used to pass all sorts of popular initiatives other than for regulation of our state gov er nment. 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A6 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 26, 2014 County Girl Scouts in multiple ways, said Julie Krueger, manager of communications and marketing for the G irl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida. Kruger said that out of the 2,000 volunteers in the 10-county Gulf Coast Council only four such awards were made last year. Berish was the only recipient in Highlands County. In addition to serv ing as secretary and treasur er for the lo cal organization, she also organiz ed sev er al events for the unit including National D ay of Caring activities, a father-daughter dance and an Easter egg hunt, among other things Berish reportedly performed those func tions while serving as a leader for two tr oops She exemplies a seless and dedicated leader, leading the girls by example as well as making sure new and existing leaders are supported, Krueger said. Berish was present ed by the pin at the scouts annual meeting by Council CEO Sue Stewart. I was surprised. I re ally wasnt expecting it, said Ber ish. Its a pretty big honor. Despite somewhat of a dwindling enrollment in the local troop B erish said the girls who participate have been very active. For the past sever al months, members of the troop hav e been assisting in the installation of a new sidewalk at the Girl Scout house. The goal was to make the walkway compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. I t s now completed. Well be dedicating it Oct. 5, she said. One of the challenges was transferring a number of names that had been car v ed into the old sidewalk when it rst was poured back in the late 1940s. The girls in the troop did not want to see the sidewalk torn up and lose those names, Ber ish said. We worked with Highlands County Facilties Director Da vid Flowers to transfer those names when the new walk was pour ed. The scouts rst did pencil rubbings of the names in an effort to make them easier to read. They then used nails and re-inscribed them in the new con crete. C ement is har der to write in than most people realize, Ber ish said. So now it has names from both the G irl Scouts in 1947 and and the new scouts names as well. During the process, a Girl Scout time capsule was located and re-in terred underneath the sidewalk. I t s marked, so in 25 years they can dig it up again, she said. It dates back to 1939 when the house was rst built. It has been dug up several times since then and more items added. Ceremonies will be held at the Girl Scout House on Eucalyptis Street next to the High lands County Government Center. The house itself was built in 1939 and has been continuously oper ating ever since. The dedication cer emonies for the sidewalk will involve a ribbon cutting, a slide sho w of the pr oject, some short speeches by the scouts and naturally, Girl Scout cookies. S adly ., I dont think we have any Thin Mints at this time, Berish lamented. But we will have plenty of Tagalongs and maybe some Do-Si-Dos. BERISH FROM PAGE A A 1Whiddens white 2000 Dodge Caravan was found abandoned in a ditch in a rural area near Okeechobee shortly after his disap pearance. An extensiv e sear ch reportedly was conducted at that time but without success. A uthor ities say his wallet, keys and identication still have not been located. A t the time there were reports that people had seen him at the intersection of H ighway 27 and S tate Road 70 south of Lake Placid, said private investigator Cody Hart. Whidden was de scribed as being in good health, although his daughter told ofcials he sometimes became confused. Why he w ent away remains part of the mystery. S omething hap pened but were not sure what it was is all Hart would say about it, but did say that recently there had been some cr edible leads that Whidden could be somewhere around the Lake Placid area. The latest report placed Whidden around a Circle K store in the area. However, Det. Bar bara Hair of the Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce Special V ictims Unit said that show ing Whiddens picture around had not been fr uitful. He has a familiar face so it is difcult so say that they really have seen him, Hair said. Whidden is de scribed as 5-foot-9 and 135 pounds with gray hair and haz el eyes. He has a large scar on his abdomen and a scar on his thumb where it was nearly severed. He is said to be an Army veteran of World War II, an avid out doorsman and a history buff. He is v ery loved and very missed, said Hart, who has been working with the family. His family is heartsick over this. H ar t may be r eached at 941-316-9803. She indicated there is a re ward for information leading to Whidden s location. MAN FROM PAGE A A 1tag light. Durkin pulled over in the area of Sagecrest Drive and Home Avenue. According to ar rest reports, deputies learned his dr iv ers license was suspended, so Campbell put D ur kin in handcuffs and put him in the rear seat of the patr ol car while Nichols did a search and inventory of Dur kins car. Repor ts said C ampbell noticed Durkin was trying to conceal something in his hands while in the rear seat of the patrol car, so he took Durkin out of the car and told him to release what was in his hands. D ur kin wouldnt do it, reports said, so Campbell tried to pry open his ngers. Durkin resisted, so Campbell took him to the ground. In the struggle, Campbells left leg got trapped un der Durkin. In the ght ended up fracturing his leg and dislocating his left ankle. Nichols, a trained paramedic and reghter, came to his aid, secur ed D ur kin in the back of the patrol car, and called for backup from other deputies and the Sebr ing P olice Department while giving Campbell rst aid until Emer gency M edical Services arrived. Deputies D ustin M cGee and Justin Clemmons got the item out of Dur kin s grasp. It turned out to be his car keys. Campbell is a 3 1/2year veteran of the Sheriffs Ofce, a eld training ofcer and member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, Sheriff Susan Benton said. This serious inju ry will have a long recovery process, leaving a void in many oper a tional areas, Benton said, (but) I am grateful he is safe We wish Deputy C ampbell a speedy recovery. DEPUTY FROM PAGE A A 1 1Contact Us.3y PhoneS 6A (863) 385-6155385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27SSebring, FL 33870.IcIyL IS-eBy E-Mailwww," 00,N\R6N .r4 1rj .%64NEWSSUNAVON PARK e SEBRING LAKE P1.ACl i)Your Hometown Newspaper Since 1927


www.newssun.comFriday, September 26, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A7 Sunday, Sept. 21, was the rst scheduled tournament for the Lake Placid Team Trail at Lake Okeechobee. I shed the tournament with Joe Kozic, a gr eat guy and a gr eat bass sherman. We picked up a couple of small sh ear ly and around 9 / a.m. I caught a nice 5 pounder on my go-tolure a silver phenom Bass Assassin. We continued to catch small bass un til around 10:30 / a.m. when we happened upon a lar ge school of bass busting bait in a secluded area near the third point. In less than ve minutes, we caught at least a dozen bass up to about 2 pounds it was really exciting! With ve keepers in the live well, but only about 12 pounds in weight, we continued to work the same area and managed to catch another 8-10 bass, in creasing our weight to about 16 pounds by culling out the small er bass. By 1:00 / p.m., w e gured we had enough to be in the top three but not enough to win. What we needed was another 5-pound sh, which would have increased our weight to 18 or 19 pounds I t just wasn t meant to be. We expected the winning weight to be around 16 to 18 pounds, with everyone bringing in their lim it of ve sh, with the majority of the bass in the 2 pound class My partner Joe, whos going in for sur gery on his hand and wrist next w eek, some how managed to get a treble hook stuck in his r ight hand index nger while trying to net one of my sh. After I landed the sh, he asked me to remove the hook which was deeply em bedded beyond the barb. The right way to r emove a hook is with shing line and pulling the hook out in the direction it w ent in. But he was anxious to get it out, so I told him to look away and I jerked it out with a pair of long-nosed pli ers. Joe let out a pr etty good yell, but as a retired Marine, I knew he could take it. The team of Sommereld/S aleeba won the event with v e sh weighing in at 18.48 pounds. They received a check for $567. Second-place hon ors went to the team of Bennett/M oor e with ve sh weighing 15.57 pounds, netting them a check for $358. We ended up in third place, about 3 ounces less than Ben nett/Moore with ve sh weighing 15.22 pounds no check. (O ne place is paid out for every six boats entered. We had 15 boats sh the tourna ment). Four th place w ent to the team of Springer/Springer with ve SPORTsS FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonLake Placid Team Tournament Lake Okeechobee Courtesy photoLucky Louie Echols holds up one of the 10-plus pound bass he caught on a recent outing.SEE FISH | A9 BY BRITTAN YY WHITTINGTON NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK It was just a few weeks ago that the Lady Panthers squared off with State College of Florida in a preseason tournament. And, as has been the case in recent years, the Lady Manatees took the win. But this 2014 edition of South Florida vol leyball served up a little notice, standing toeto-toe with State in that match. F lash forward to Tuesday night in the Panther Gym, and notice was sent to the rest of the S uncoast C on ference that South Flor ida is a team to be reckoned with as they dispatched the Manatees. In fact, they near ly pulled off a thr ee-set sweep of the per enni al conference contenders, before settling on a four-set victor y o ver SCF. Im so stoked, exclaimed head coach Kim C r awford after ward. Like, I dont even think I have enough wor ds. Not many words were needed after seeing the Lady Panthers take down Manatees Dan Hoehne/News-SunDarby Jones digs this Manatee shot as Jada Spano looks on Tuesday. Jones and Spano would total 33 digs on the night. SEE SFSC | A10 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N S SPORTS E EDITOR While the Sebring Blue Streaks have their bye week to relax with, both Avon Park and Lake Placid are set to go in week ve of the high school football season. The Green Dragons head up to suburban Orlando tonight to face the Eagles of Poinciana High School. And though it is yet another game on the schedule with a Class 5A school, the Eagles are certainly not the powerhouse program on the level of Cardi nal Mooney or Golden Gate Its back to a winnable game for us and our young team, head coach Jason Robinson said. Because of the youth, its hard to say that anything is a given, so we need to prepare like they are another 4-0 team and come in focused and physical. P oinciana is actually 0-3 on the season, having fallen to Kissimmees Gateway, 34-0, in their opening w eek and 27-6 to a C elebration team that Lake Placid tr ounced. The Eagles w ere, however, much more competitive against Brooksvilles Central High School in week three, falling by a 2013 score, before resting up last week with their bye. Poinciana does have some unique weapons that will cause some issues for us, Robin son said. They have a huge outside receiver who will be a tough match-up for us. They also hav e a crafty quarterback and solid running back who can beat us if we do not stay gap sound on defense, he add ed. Offensively, we are really star ting to gel in Dragons, Devils fit to go for Friday night Held in check the last two weeks, Lake Placids oense has been clicking in practice this week and looks to roll against the Eagles of Poinciana.SEE FB | A10 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-S SUn N It was a triumphant Tuesday night for area volleyball as Lake Placid kept its district record perfect with a win at Fr ostpr oof and the Lady Blue Streaks atoned for an earlier district loss with a win at DeSoto. That Sebring loss was in ve-sets at home earlier this month and the team was looking for a little payback. And that is what they got, sweeping the Lady Bulldogs, with a key turnaround coming in the opening set. We were down 1913 in the rst game, head coach Venessa Sinness said. Then I dont know what, but something lit a re un der their shoes and all the little things came together Together enough to score 13 of the next 18 points to pull off a 2624 win. We got into surviv al mode, which is what usually wins games, Sinness said. Its doing everything you can to keep the ball in play, getting digs of their hard shots, which can be very frustrating for the other team. Cadie OHern and Caylin Webb were strong in the middle, getting 11 and 9 kills respectively, which Streaks, Dragons serve up wins Cadie OHern had another strong night in the middle with 11 kills and four blocks in Sebrings win at DeSoto Tuesday.SEE VB | A9 V r`1ti..............................14,} tqYr


A8 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 26, 2014 YMCA Youth BasketballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCA is conducting a sign-up for their Youth B asketball Program for children ages 4-15. Any questions call 863-382-9622.Get your Panther Ribs AVON PARK Panther Athletics is now taking pre-or ders for their annual Pork Rib BBQ to be held in conjunction with the Lady Panther V olleyball Tournament on Friday, Sept. 26. Serving time will be from 11 / a.m.-4 / p.m. T o order, email or call Heather Schubert or Coach Hitt, place your order, and stop by and pick it up to take home with you on that Friday, or take your ribs in the gym and enjoy some collegiate volleyball action. Rib order prices are as follows, all checks can be made payable to SFSC Athletics. Rib Basket is $7 and includes ribs, chips choice of drink and cookie. A Slab Rib is $11 and Full Slab of Ribs is $20. BBQ sauce will be provided on site. All pre-orders will be wrapped to go for your convenience.Touchdown Club meetingAVON PARK The Avon Park Touchdown Club (football boosters club) will meet this coming Monday S ept. 29, at 6 / p.m. in the APHS Cafeteria. Memberships still available for this year for as low as $30, con tact aptouchdown for details.Champions Club Golf rescheduledAVON PARK Heavy rain caused the rescheduling of the 2nd Annual Av on P ark Champions Club golf tourney at River Greens to Saturday, Oct. 4. The four -person scramble format will begin with lunch from 11:30 / a.m. 12:20 / p.m. in the clubhouse and a 12:30 / p.m. tee time Tourney organizers and the River Greens pro will be contact ing those who had planned to play on the original date Entry fee is $60 per person and includes golf, cart, lunch, games and awards post play in the club house. Corpor ate team en try which includes a tee sign are $275. T ee signs to suppor t the fund raisers are only $50. There will be a raf e and a chance to win $2,000 cash for a H ole in O ne sponsored by Cohan Radio Group. A Flat Screen TV, Sebring 12 Hour Race Tickets, and over 50 rafe items will be awarded. River Greens has just reopened with 18 new greens that should make our tour ney an outstanding event, said Chet B rojek, tourney director. Entr y for ms may be obtained by contacting the coach at 863712-3524. Come help us r aise some important funds to support academic and athletic programs for our youth!Sebring Chamber 5K SEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce will hold its 3rd Annual M ajor Thomas B. McGuire Jr. 5K and 1 Mile Veteran Honor Walk on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 / a.m. at High lands Hammock State P ar k. The ev ent will have two portions: a traditional 5K race, followed by a 1-mile veteran honor walk to sho w suppor t for all veterans who have served, past and present. All veter ans r egister ing for the event will receiv e a special r ace shirt recognizing them for their service to our country. In addition to the 1-mile honor walk, the Sebring Chamber will also donate 10-percent of the race proceeds to the Honor Flight Net work, an organization that transports v eterans to Washington D.C. to celebr ate their stories as a veteran to be honored. The early entry fee is $20, which includes a commemorative tshirt if registered by Sept. 26. Entries from Sept. 27 through race day are $25, but a shirt is not guaranteed. Veterans and chil dren 12 and under qualify for a reduced fee of $10 if r egistered by Sept. 26, or $15 if registered from Sept. 27 through race day. Registration will take place from 7:007:45 / a.m. on the day of the r ace. For more race in formation, to register, or to sponsor the event, please contact the S ebring Chamber at (863) 385-8448, contact information@, or visit the S ebr ing Chamber ofce at 227 US 27 Nor th, S ebring.Sebring Elks Golf Tourney SEBRING Elks Lodge No. 1529 will have its monthly golf outing, open to the public, on Monday, Oct. 6, 8 / a.m., at the H arder Hall Golf Club. Cost is $31, which includes golf, cart, lunch and prize fund. Call Harder Hall di rectly to sign up, 863382-0500. Check in no later than 7:40 / a.m. at the P ro Shop.NU-HOPE Fun Shoot LITHIA Attention all shooters, the NUHOPE Fun Shoot, presented by Mosaic, will be held on Satur day Oct. 11, at FishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia. Registr ation opens at 8:30 / a.m., with the competition beginning at 9 / a.m. Entr y fee is $75 per shooter and includes a great steak and shrimp lunch, sponsored by Lykes Bros. Awards will be giv en to the top male, female, youth and team score Each team may have up to 4 shooters. Sponsorship oppor tunities are also available. This year the ev ent also includes a 2-Gun rafe sponsored by Boom Booms Guns and Ammo. Guns to be rafed in clude a Kel-Tec PMR30 and a Mossber g S ilver Reserve 12 Gauge Over/U nder S hotgun. Tickets for the gun rafe are $5 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds from this event will benet NUHOPE Elder Care Ser vices and be used to enhance services for seniors For more information, please contact Laurie M urphy at (863) 382-2134 or via email at MurphyL@nuhope. org You may also visit our website at www. nuhopeelder car e .org for additional information and a copy of the registr ation for m. So come on out, have fun and help seniors to maintain their health and independence and to remain vital members of our community .Sunrise Rotary 5K SEBRING The Sebring Sunrise Rotary will be having their 2nd annual Red, White and Blue 5K Run, Walk or Stride event on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Highlands Hammock State Par k. Check-in begins at 6:30 / a.m., with the race starting at 8 / a.m. All proceeds will benet the Honor Fights Network for lo cal veterans. Honor F lights is a program which ies veterans to Washington D. C. to visit the war memorials and honor their ser vice. Early entry fee is $20, which includes a tshirt in sizes small to 2X. Entry fee paid on the day of the race is $25. There are two special packages: the Fam ily Four Pack, which is $80, and the Team fee for the Combined Time Competition which is $100. Entry forms will be available on the Sebring Sunrise Rotary w ebsite (sebr ingsun under the events tab and can also be picked up at Ear-Tronics at 230 Se bring Square (Sebring Squar e P laza between Shooters and Advance America). For more information, please call Ramon at (863)381-6875.Green Dragon 5K LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid High School Green Dragons Cross Country team is having their 4th Annual Green Dragon 5K Run/W alk on S aturday, Oct. 18, at 8 / a.m. Please visit the high schools webpage for an entry form and more information. The cost is $20 and includes a Dry-Fit shirt. All K-12 students are $10. All proceeds support this years team.Haunted Halloween 5K/10K AVON PARK Ridge Area Arcs Sixth Annual Halloween 5K/10K Race will hav e a haunted twist this year on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 / a.m. in Highlands Hammock State Park. The race, coordi nated by Chet Brojek, will benet Ridge Area Ar c, providing oppor tunities for individuals with intellectual and dev elopmental dis abilities. There will also be a O ne Mile Fun Run for kids under 10. Awards will be given to the 5K and 10K ov er all male and female winners; rst, second and third place nishers in each age category; participant with the most money raised for the Arc; and the best Halloween Costume. Early entry fee is $20, which includes a DriFit shirt. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 21 through race day, the fee is $25. Shirts are guaran teed for early registrations only. Children 10 and under may par ticipate for $10, but a shirt is not included at this r ate. The registration fee also includes admission to the park. Checks should be made payable and mailed to Ridge Ar ea Arc, 120 W. College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. Donations raised may be turned in the day of the race. Entry forms and pledge sheets are available at the Arc, on Facebook at Ridge Area Arc, at www., or by e-mail at rbeckman@ For questions, call Rhonda Beckman at 452-1295, ext. 112. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTS C omOM I ngNG UPHigh School Football Today Avon Park at Lakeland Christian, 7 p.m.; Lake Placid at Poinciana, 7 p.m. College Volleyball Today SFSC hosts tournament; vs. St. Johns River, 1 p.m., vs. Santa Fe, 7 p.m. Saturday SFSC hosts tournament; vs. Broward, 11 a.m.; vs. Webber JV, 5 p.m. High School Volleyball Friday Lake Placid at OVA Tournament, Orlando; vs. Edgewater, TBD, vs. Dr. Phillips, TBD todayTODAYautoAUTO racRAC I ngNG coCO LL egeEGE footbaFO OTBA LL goGO L fF ML bB S aturdayATURDAYautoAUTO racRAC I ngNG coCO LL egeEGE footbaFO OTBA LL goGO L fF mM L bB S portsPORTS O nN tT V S coreCOREboard BOARD MLBAmerican LeagueEast W L Pct GB x-Baltimore 95 63 .601 New Yor k 81 77 .513 14 Toronto 81 77 .513 14 Tampa Bay 76 82 .481 19 Boston 69 89 .437 26 Central W L Pct GB z-Detroit 88 70 .557 Kansas City 86 72 .544 2 Cleveland 83 76 .522 5 Chicago 72 86 .456 16 Minnesota 68 90 .430 20 West W L Pct GB x-Los Angeles 98 61 .616 Oakland 86 72 .544 11 Seattle 83 75 .525 14 Houston 69 90 .434 29 Texas 65 93 .411 32 z-clinched playoff ber th x-clinched division Wednesdays Games Baltimore 9, N.Y. Yankees 5 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 1 Minnesota 2, Arizona 1 L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 4 Toronto 1, Seattle 0 Cleveland 6, Kansas City 4 Boston 11, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 5, Houston 1 Thursdays Games Seattle at Toronto, late Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, late Minnesota at Detroit, late Tampa Bay at Boston, late Oakland at Texas, late Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, late Fridays Games Tampa Bay (Archer 10-8) at Cleveland (House 4-3), 7:05 / p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 13-5) at Toronto (Hutchi son 10-13), 7:07 / p.m. Minnesota (Swarzak 3-2) at Detroit (Porcello 15-12), 7:08 / p.m. Houston (Peacock 4-9) at N.Y Mets (Niese 9-11), 7:10 / p.m. N.Y. Y ankees (Capuano 2-4) at Boston (S.Wright 0-0), 7:10 / p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 14-9) at Texas (T epesch 5-10), 8:05 / p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 12-11) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 8-11), 8:10 / p.m. L.A. Angels (Wea ver 18-8) at Seattle (Iwakuma 14-9), 10:10 / p.m.National LeagueEast W L Pct GB x-Washington 92 64 .590 Atlanta 77 81 .487 16 New Y ork 76 81 .484 16 Miami 75 82 .478 17 Philadelphia 72 86 .456 21 Central W L Pct GB z-St. Louis 88 71 .553 z-Pittsburgh 86 72 .544 1 Milwaukee 81 77 .513 6 Cincinnati 73 85 .462 14 Chicago 71 88 .447 17 West W L Pct GB x-Los Angeles 91 68 .572 San Francisco 85 73 .538 5 San Diego 76 82 .481 14 Colorado 66 93 .415 25 Arizona 63 96 .396 28 z-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division W ednesdays Games Minnesota 2, Arizona 1 N.Y. Mets at Washington, ppd., rain Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 0 Philadelphia 2, Miami 1 Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 2 Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 1 San Diego 4, Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 9, San Francisco 1 Thursdays Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, late N.Y. Mets at Washington, 1st game, late Philadelphia at Miami, late N.Y. Mets at Washington, 2nd game, late Pittsburgh at Atlanta, late San Diego at San Francisco, late Fridays Games Miami (Cosart 4-3) at Washington (Fister 156), 1:05 / p.m., 1st game Atlanta (E.Santana 14-10) at Philadelphia (Je. Williams 4-2), 7:05 / p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 6-13) at W ashington (T.Hill 0-0), 7:05 / p.m., 2nd game Houston (P eacock 4-9) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 9-11), 7:10 / p.m. Pittsburgh (Wor ley 8-4) at Cincinnati (Leake 11-13), 7:10 / p.m. Chicago Cubs (Wada 4-3) at Milw aukee (Garza 8-8), 8:10 / p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 5-6) at Arizona (Cahill 3-12), 9:40 / p.m. Colorado (Lyles 7-3) at L.A. Dodger s (R.Hernandez 8-11), 10:10 / p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 12-13) at San F rancisco (Vogelsong 8-12), 10:15 / p.m.NFLAMERICAN CONFERENCEEast W L T Pct PF PA Buffalo 2 1 0 .667 62 52 New England 2 1 0 .667 66 49 Miami 1 2 0 .333 58 83 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 62 72 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 2 1 0 .667 64 50 Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 95 78 Tennessee 1 2 0 .333 43 69 Jacksonville 0 3 0 .000 44 119 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 3 0 0 1.000 80 33 Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 65 50 Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 73 72 Cleveland 1 2 0 .333 74 77 West W L T Pct PF PA Den ver 2 1 0 .667 75 67 San Diego 2 1 0 .667 69 49 Kansas City 1 2 0 .333 61 65 Oakland 0 3 0 .000 37 65NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 3 0 0 1.000 101 78 Dallas 2 1 0 .667 77 69 N.Y. Giants 1 2 0 .333 58 77 Washington 1 2 0 .333 81 64 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 2 1 0 .667 103 72 Carolina 2 1 0 .667 63 58 New Or leans 1 2 0 .333 78 72 Tampa Ba y 0 3 0 .000 45 95 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 2 1 0 .667 61 45 Chicago 2 1 0 .667 75 62 Minnesota 1 2 0 .333 50 56 Green Bay 1 2 0 .333 54 79 West W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 3 0 0 1.000 66 45 Seattle 2 1 0 .667 83 66 St. Louis 1 2 0 .333 56 85 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 62 68 Thursday s Game N.Y. Giants at Washington, late Sundays Games Green Bay at Chicago, 1 / p.m. Buffalo at Houston, 1 / p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 / p.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 1 / p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Jets, 1 / p.m. Tampa Ba y at Pittsburgh, 1 / p.m. Miami vs. Oakland at London, 1 / p.m. Jacksonville at San Diego, 4:05 / p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 4:25 / p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 4:25 / p.m. New Or leans at Dallas, 8:30 / p.m. Open: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, St. Louis Mondays Games New England at Kansas City, 8:30 / p.m.MLSEASTERN W L T Pts GF GA D.C. 14 9 6 48 45 34 Sporting Kansas City 13 10 6 45 43 34 New England 13 13 3 42 41 40 New Y ork 10 8 11 41 48 42 Columbus 10 9 10 40 41 36 Philadelphia 9 9 11 38 45 43 Toronto FC 10 11 7 37 39 43 Houston 9 13 6 33 33 50 Chicago 5 7 16 31 37 43 Montreal 6 17 6 24 34 52 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA x-Seattle 17 9 3 54 53 44 x-Los Angeles 15 5 9 54 59 31 Real Salt Lake 13 6 10 49 49 36 FC Dallas 14 10 6 48 52 40 Portland 9 8 12 39 52 48 Vancouver 8 8 13 37 36 39 Colorado 8 14 7 31 40 53 San Jose 6 12 10 28 33 41 Chivas USA 6 17 6 24 23 54 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. xclinched playoff ber th Wednesdays Games FC Dallas 3, Seattle FC 1 Fridays Games New England at Sporting Kansas City, 8 / p.m. ............................................................


www.newssun.comFriday, September 26, 2014 | NEW sS -SU nN | A9 sh weighing 13.87 pounds. There were 13 boats weighing in their vesh limit. A total of 72 bass were weighed in and all were released alive. Big Bass for the tour nament went to Sommereld/Bair with a 6.87-pound beauty. They r eceiv ed a check for $135. All-in-all, it was a great tournament, professionally run and I m looking for war d to our next tournament on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Lake Placid. Its still not too late to sign up your team to sh in these tourna ments. New teams will be admitted until F riday, Oct. 17, at 5 / p.m. R egistration will then be closed. You can register your team by calling Dick Morgan, 863-840-3021; John Huber, 863-6339994; Norman Lee, 863-441-0297; or Ken Karoll, 863-447-1973. Membership is $20 per person. I talked with Ken Karoll this morning and he said we have 16 teams currently signed up, with two more ex pected to sign up before the deadline. So give one of these guys a call. Its a great tourna ment circuit with some great lakes picked at the r ight times of the year!Lucky LouieI spoke to Dan Echols the other day. Many of you may remember him as the grandfather to Lucky Louie, the youngster whos caught so many big bass in his short shing career. Dan told me he caught an 11 pound er a few days ago and a couple other bass ov er 10 pounds. With a half a dozen years to go before he can ofcially sh some of the big-money tour naments, Lucky Louie continues to build his r esume .REDS IIWe have ofcially closed REDS II. For those of you who faithfully shopped in our store, we appreci ated your business and we wish y ou gr eat shing success. I am in the process of listing thousands of dollars worth of shing tackle on EBay, at a dramatically r educed price. For anyone interest ed, just go to EBay and type in afbassin. You should nd some incr edible bar gains, and for those of you who ar e local, you can save the shipping fee by stopping by my house in Sebr ing to pick up your merchandise.Don Norton is a profession rfntbbrb AmazingHomes, AordablePrices rf ntbrt fb $99,500 $490permonthMortgageRate4.25%30YearLoan PrincipleandInterestOnly 3077504 FISH FROM PAGE A A 7 opened things up for the outside hitters. Cadie and Caylin were doing their thing and DeSoto had to focus on them defensively, which opened things up for our outside hitters. Hannah G otsch and H annah Kaszubowski both really stepped up with their hitting on the outside Gotsch had 11 kills on the night and Kaszubowski 5. The Streaks then took a somewhat more comfortable 25-20 win in the second set, be fore the Bulldogs tested them again in the third. But S ebring held together and eked out another 26-24 win to mo v e their district record to 3-1. I think this is only the second time since Ive been here that weve beaten DeSoto, Sinness said. We played together as a team with ev eryone re ally doing their job to get us the win. K ylie B owers set up the offense with 34 assists, while Ansley Salender, Amanda Webb and Sam Allison anchor ed the defense with a combined 36 digs S ebring hosted Okeechobee Thursday night then have the weekend off befor e getting a visit from Hardee in district action Tuesday. In F r ostproof, against another set of Lady Bulldogs, the Dragons got a sweep by 25-22, 25-18 and 25-15 scores to move to 6-0 in district play, 10-1 overall. We played down a little bit and the girls didnt bring their full focus and effort, head coach Charlotte Baud er said. I did give the subs a lot of playing time in the second and thir d sets and they really played well. Any lack of focus and effort will be quick ly turned around in the Dr agons next few outings as they head to the ultra-competitive OVA Tournament in Orlando this weekend and play host to a tough-as-nails O keechobee squad Monday. VB FROM PAGE A A 7 Though not on top of their game, Maddie Wilson and the Lady Dragons kept their district record unblemished with Tuesdays win at Frostproof. Golf Hammock Last Monday, Sept. 22, the Mezza Group played Indi vidual Pro-Am Points. A group was won b y M ike Anselms +6 and Don Brew er took second place with a +4. B group saw J im H ammond take rst place with a +3 and a tie for second place betw een J ohnny McEachren and Les Campbell at -1. In C gr oup B ob Troup took rst place with a +2 while Len Westdale grabbed second place with a -1. Gary Galle had a +6 (and a hole-in-one on hole 17) to win D group and Terry Yandle had -3 to take sec ond place. Congrats on that hole-in-one, G ar y! Jim Daigneaults +3 topped E group and Dave Hankinsons +2 gave him second place. Ed Northrup placed rst in F group with a +2 while Doug Haire nished in sec ond place with a +1. Ken P or ter easily won G group with a +7 followed by a tie for second place between Bob Hughes and Richard Ramazetti, Sr. at +3. H groups top honors went to Larry Spry at +4 and Dick Lindsay had a -1 to take second place. Next Monday the Mezza group will continue to play at Golf Hammock begin ning at 7:45 / a.m. Please arriv e by 7:30 / a.m. due to a big eld of play ers. For more information, call Pete at 863-382-1280 or 863-414-2110. Lake June West The Mens League played an event on Wednesday, Sept 24, that resulted in a tie for rst. Dick Denhart, Dick Thole, Mike Rogers and Don Bolton came in with a 43, which was equaled by the team of Rich Livingston, Bill Fowler, John Crimens, Artie Maul and Fred Neer. For closest to the pin, Cri mens hit to 7-feet, 11-inches from No. 8, Denhart to 5-feet, 2-inches from N o 4 and Rogers to 5-feet even at No. 2. A Mixed Scramble was played on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The Eades, Doyan and Donna, the Heaths, Larry and Chris, and John Ruffo teamed up to card a 52 for the win. John and Gloria Huggett teamed with Artie Maul and Barb Syndstricker for sec ond place with a 54. In closest to the pin on the day Bob Orr shot to 23feet, 2-inches from No. 4, while Syndstricker had two, getting to within 13-feet, 1-inch on No. 2 and 10-feet, 1-inch from No. 8. A Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Sept. 18, with Doyan Eades, Barb Syndstricker, Norm Grubbs and John and Gloria Hug gett getting the win with a 50. Dick D enhar t, Mike Rogers, Joann McGill and Larry and Chris H eath took sec ond with a 56. Rogers hit to 24-feet, 2-inches to be closest to the pin on No. 4, Elaine Orr hit to 10-feet, 11-inches from No. 2 and McGill got to within 6-feet, 4-inches from No. 8. SNAPs S HOTs S GOLF DOUG FERGUSON AP GOLF WRITER GLENEAGLES, Scotland Phil Mickelson once had a corporate sponsor that built a marketing campaign ar ound the phrase, What will Phil do next? The better question: What will Phil say next? Right when the Ry der Cup was dragging through the doldr ums of interviews where captains and players try to say all the right things, along came Mickelson with one of his playful digs that gave the media some thing more than Sir Alex Fer guson to talk about. The topic was whether Americans should be questioned for lacking team chemistry when they hav e tr ailed only once in the last four Ryder Cups after the team matches. Well, not only are we able to play togeth er, Mickelson said, w e also don t litigate against each other. And thats a real plus, I feel, heading into the week. Laughter outweighed a few groans. Michael Gibbons, the European Tour press ofcer moderating the interview, smiled and said, Ouch. I couldnt resist, Mickelson said. Sor ry. Was he really? The dig was dir ected at Rory McIlroy and Gr aeme M cDowell, whose relationship was a topic earlier in the week. McIlroy left his original management after winning his rst major to join McDowell at H or iz on Sports Management. McIlroy left Hor iz on last year in a split so contentious that it led to lawsuits by both parties. It has become so nasty that McIlroys lawyers have sought evidence that McDowell was getting a better deal. CONSTRUCTIONo00 IBD2 CK D M-BDBD3 LIV GAPORCHL


A10 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, SS eptember 26, 2014 3077464 283US27North,VillageFountainPlazaSebringrfnt Weareaonestopforallyourlighting bfntrtntffBulbsBallastsSecurityLightingFluorescentFixturesMirrorsTable&FloorLampsCeilingMedallionsLampShadesLightFixturesCeilingFansAccessoriesAndmore! WeareanHGTV HomeRetail Showroom!TheonlyHGTVlighting dealerinHighlandsCounty! 3077459 VotedFASTEST OILCHANGE 12Yearsina Row!WESERVICE DIESELS ANDSEMIS. FLEET ACCOUNTS WELCOME.MOTORHOMES,OILCHANGE, FULLSERVICE:471-0700|3447U.S.South,Sebring(acrossfromDunkinDonuts)RACETHRU KWIKLUBE RACETHRU KWIKLUBE$39.95AND UP 3081131 energy from the South Florida side line. We kept ghting and thats what got us this win. In the rst set, the Panthers had a slow start. They suffered from a few minor errors but were quick to turn the tables and score the last two points of the set with a kill by Sydney Durham then an ace by Elle Barnett; nishing the set 25-23. The second set the Lady Panthers offense was wild and tear ing down the Manatees defensive line with massive kill after kill. S outh F lorida was able to take another set away from State College of Florida 25-20. At this point, a sw eep looked in the ofng for the Panthers, but the Manatees, staggered as they might have been, were not going to give up without a ght of their own. South Florida was in dominance most of the time in the third set, but SCF was able to slide by towards the end, 25-22, forcing a fourth set. Although the third set was taken from them, SFSC did not seem to be affected at all. They came out with a red-up offense, set ting up a wall across the front line V ery few balls were allowed past the blockers at the net, and ones that did wer e dug up amazingly by South Floridas defensive back line. After a phenomenal performance by all as pects of the Panthers in the fourth set, they w ere able to close the set and match 25-22. There were a number of big stat nights as Bar nett had a dou ble-double with 13 kills and 16 digs, while D ur ham had 15 kills and 7 blocks. B r eighly Bolton added 12 kills and 3 blocks, with Kelsey Sanders setting up the slew of kills with 43 assists. Defensively, Darby Jones and Jada Spano totaled 33 digs. The team had little time to savor the win, however, as they con tinued in Suncoast Confer ence play on the road Thursday against another conference power, Hillsborough, before returning home to host todays tri-tour nament. South F lor ida will face St. Johns River at 1 / p.m. and S anta Fe at 7 / p.m. in the P anther Gym.News-Sun Sports Edi tor Dan Hoehne contrib uted to this article. SFSC FROM PAGE A A 7 Dan Hoehne/News-SunSydney Durham goes up for one of her 15 kills as South Florida served notice with Tuesdays win over State College of Florida. Dan Hoehne/News-SunFrom left, Elle Barnett, Madison Bitton and Breighly Bolton get set for a Manatee serve in Tuesdays big Panther win to start the conference schedule. practice, so I am looking for a great per formance from those guys this week. T onights non-dis trict tilt leads into the Dr agons mo ving into the District 6-4A schedule, with district games in three of the next ve weeks. This is our last tune-up before we get LaBelle next week for districts, Robin son said. So we need to take advantage of it and come out hitting on all cylinders. The action is slated to start with a 7 / p.m. kickoff tonight at Poinciana.Red Devils have hands full with Lakeland ChristianBY JAMES TA YY LOR NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T AVON PARK Avon Park is on the road tonight as well, as they trav el to play the Lake land Christian Vikings. The Red D evils ar e 0-4 on the season looking for their rst win as the Vikings look to rebound after suffering their rst loss of the y ear last F r iday to Berkeley Prep, 33-28. For head coach Wade Jackson, wins or losses are not being preached to the kids as a measurement for whether the season is a success or failure. I preach going out and playing hard and leaving it all out on the eld, said Jackson. Whatever happens at the nal whistle, we can live with ourselves because we gave it all we got. They have a good team, Jackson con tinued. But I want to see us go out one time and not giv e the ball away and see what happens in the end. The torrential down pour last week dictated that the Avon Park offense become more one dimensional than it had been the previous two weeks. That and w e kept shooting ourselves in the foot, said Jackson. We went back and watched the lm and we are right there on the edge, as a coach ing staff we feel we are doing a lot of good things we just have to get over that hump. Were young and we are playing a tough schedule. Despite the likeli hood that there will be rain in the for ecast for tomorrows game, Avon Park does not plan to make any major changes to the offense. W e hav e to block better than we did last week, noted Jackson. We had some missed assignments and some confusion on our blocking scheme and that is on me. We cor rected that this week. Jackson also does not plan to make any major changes in the defense as they have been playing well. One slight change is that they brought up a junior varsity player to replace Jacques Gor don, who is ineligible to play because of per sonal fouls last week. Jackson disclosed that the coaching staff has talked to the play ers about the personal fouls and playing whistle to whistle. W e tell them not to allow other teams to dictate how you act afterwards, he said. That stuff goes on in the bottom of the pile, we all know it, but you have to avoid that and be the better per son and go back to the huddle. A von Park quarter back Darius Council also got caught up in the emotions of the game last w eek to the point that he was taken out for a play. Other than that, J ackson praised his young quarterback. Council is doing real well, he is getting better every week, said Jackson. He is making good throws, we just need to block better for him. Runningback JC Cobb is out indenite ly with a severe high ankle sprain, though A von Park is hopeful he might be back in a few weeks. Jackson declared that the attitudes and spirits of the players remain high as they continue to preach ef fort and improvement. W e challenge them in practice and in games, said Jackson. They understand that physically we ar e not as big, many of our kids are 15and 16-years old going up against 17and 18year olds. Two years at this age make a huge difference. They real ize that, but these kids are competitiv e they love to compete and they realize that they are getting better. Start time for tonight at Lakeland Chr istian H igh School is scheduled for 7 / p.m. FB FROM PAGE A A 7 The Red Devil defense has been the teams calling card thus far this season and will need to stay consistent tonight against the Vikings. AND YY KENT ASSOCIa A TED P PRESS DAVIE Ryan Tannehill plans to take the first snap on offense Sunday for the Dolphins against the O akland R aiders, at least temporarily putting an end to questions about Miamis quarterback situation. H ead coach J oe Philbin hasnt said Tannehill would be the starter but the third-year quarter back insisted that where he stands has been made clear to him. He has taken all of the snaps with the first team. Ive been prepar ing to play Oakland in London and to go out ther e and win, said Tannehill, who has completed just 56.5 percent of his passes and ranks 29th in the NFL in passer r ating at 74.1. Im taking the first snap of the game and playing the game . Philbins approach has created a distraction in the locker r oom, and T annehill said that was an issue and was not a good feeling for him. But Tannehill said he understood Phil bins handling of the situation, and remains confident in his abilities and the po tential of Miamis offense. Ob viously it doesnt feel good. It creates a bunch of stir and a bunch of distraction in the locker room, mostly fr om the outside coming in, Tannehill said. Just guys having to deal with the distraction of it, its not a good feel ing but hes been clear with me and I know wher e I stand. I dont know how it first came to me. 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L IVING B Friday, September 26, 2014 Family Features The highlight of many a holiday meal, desserts are adored by young and old alike. This year, com plete your festive cel ebration with delight ful desserts that feature California Dried Figs. Naturally sweet and available year round, gs easily add a touch of elegance to a variety of recipes. Dark purple Mission Figs have a soft, thin skin with a sweet, fruity taste, while Golden Figs are amber-colored with a rmer skin, well-developed seeds and a slightly nutty avor. Both are interchangeable in most recipes.Keeping holiday traditions California Dried Figs are the perfect ingredient to star in your holiday recipes, especially for Hanukkah and Christmas. Sliced and simmered with fresh lemon and honey and spooned over cheesecake or chopped and combined with a little hazelnut liqueur and caramel for a luscious bottom lay er, gs add a stunning fruit accent to popular cheesecake desserts. No matter what you are celebrating, your family will love these ggy recipes. Besides the sweetness that gs bring to the table, California Dried Figs are a healthy ingredient rich in dietary ber, complex carbohydrates and such essential minerals as potassium, iron and calcium. Learn more about Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs at www.valley Caramel Fig Mini-CheesecakesServings: 12 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs or pecans 2 tablespoons butter, melted Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping orange juice 1 pound (two 8-ounce packages) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping orange juice 1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line 12 (2 3/4-inch) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Fig, Lemon and Honey CheesecakeServings: 12CRUS T: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup chopped, stemmed Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California FigsCHEESECAKE: 1 1/2 pounds (three 8-ounce packages) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 large eggs 1lemon, thinly sliced (for garnish) SAU C E: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water 1 cup sliced, stemmed Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs1. oven to 325F. 2. 3. 4. 5. cake Fig and Goat Cheese Squaresnot pictured Servings: 30 2 cups stemmed Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs 1 cup water 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup toasted chopped walnuts 1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 2 cups goat cheese, room temperature 2 large eggs 1. 2. to a 3. 4. 5. Cheesecake Mousse with Fig Orange SauceServings: 4FIGOR ANGE S AU C E: 1 cup sliced, stemmed Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or SunMaid California Figs 2/3 cup orange juice 1/3 cup golden brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon lemon juiceCHEESECAKE MO USS E: 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4cup whipped heavy creamTO PPING AND GAR NI S H: 1/2 cup crumbled shortbread cookies 1/4 cup chopped, toasted pecans or almonds Sprigs of fresh mint, optional 1. 2. 3. Classied .......... B7 Movie Review .. B2 Religion ............ B3 10 -4v1 iY" Ffr .,IDEAs forSWEETI IOLIDAYDESSERTS4111-


B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 26, 2014 Do you think Boxtrolls know the paradox between good and evil? Thats the question that sets up the dark, yet delightful stop-motion film about a fam ily of Boxtrolls literally trolls wearing boxes who are misjudged as monsters and become the epitome of everlasting love. Whats unquestionable about the new 3D stop-motion film from Laika Entertainment, the creators of Oscar-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, is the incredible attention to detail that went into the eye-popping visuals and the fantastical world of Cheesebridge where The White Hats rule with all the wealth and power and no sense of community. The film, which is based from the childrens novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, takes a bit of a departure from the characters and plot of the book. However, the villain remains the same. Archibald Snatcher (voiced by a devilishly good Ben Kingsley), the leader of The Red Hats, longs to sit among the elite, white-hat class in the Tasting Room to sip tea and eat cheese. Snatcher proposes to eliminate the monstrous Boxtrolls in exchange for a white hat. Cheesebridge has been plagued by Boxtrolls ever since the creatures purportedly snatched a baby from a father who was eaten by the trolls while trying to save his infant son. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a busy community of builders that take ordinary human junk and create extraordinary instruments of fun. In the cavernous dwelling underneath the streets of Cheesebridge, the Boxtrolls have adopted an orphaned boy Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright) named after the box he wears. Eggs has been raised by the kind and gentle Fish who teaches him about music and life in a box. During one of their dar ing missions to recover junk above ground in the human world, Eggs meets Winnie (Elle Fanning), the feisty daughter of the head of the White Hats. Together, the children try to expose Snatcher as the real evildoer and save the Boxtrolls from extermination. While the initial introduction of the Boxtrolls as monsters and the dark storytelling may scare some young children, parents should know that the overlying message of true goodness over shadows the darkness as with the plot line of the film. There are also some instances of mild rude humor as when Winnie sees Eggs scratching himself: Dont scratch those! Thats why theyre called privates! Stay through the credits to see the magic behind the time-consuming art form of stop-motion animation and a rendition of Little Boxes, most recently made popular by the TV show Weeds. At first, its difficult to understand the British accents and minion-like language of the Boxtrolls, but by the end of the film, the message becomes crystal clear: Family can take all forms and that the problem of good versus evil can be solved outside of the box. PG (action, some peril and mild rude humor); 97 min. Cast: Voices of Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Tracy Morgan.Movie ReviewCRITICS RATING Boxtrolls combines eye-popping visuals and message of true goodness AP PHOTOSIn this image released by Focus Features, a scene is shown from The Boxtrolls. By MARICAR ESTRELLAFORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM In this image released by Focus Features, Eggs, voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright, appears in a scene from The Boxtrolls. DEAR ABBY: My husband recently passed away, and among his papers I discovered evidence of another previous marriage. It came as a shock because he had never told me. 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Friday, September 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 -Janet -Janet -Janet IN THE KITCHEN A while back I wrote about using up your leftovers and last Saturday night I did just that and came up with a pretty cool dish for our dinner. I had just came home from playing golf and was starving and I didnt feel like doing a lot of production to make us some dinner. I looked in our fridge to see what we had on hand to make something quick. I saw a small piece of prime rib that we had left over from Thursday night and also found an onion. That got my wheels turning, so then I noticed Lauren had brought home a bag of roasted garlic and herb pita chips. I decided that I would make some kind of play on na chos. I spread the pita chips on a dinner plate and topped them with two slices of pepper jack cheese. I diced the onion and the prime rib. I also added a small amount of fresh chopped garlic and rosemary to my mixture and began to saut them until the onions were cooked and the meat was hot. I placed my saut over my cheese and pita chips then placed it in the oven at 350 for about ve minutes so the cheese could melt over the chips. I brought it out and nished it with a sprinkle of Parmesan and chopped parsley. We tried it and both thought that this is something I should make again, so I thought I would share the idea with you. Cheers, Chef.Pita chip nachos1 8 oz. bags of garlic and herb pita chips 6 oz. cooked ribeye 2 slices of pepper jack cheese 3 oz. diced onion 2 cloves fresh chopped garlic teaspoon of fresh chopped rosemary 1 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teas spoon of fresh chopped parsley Preparation Method 1. Spread the chips evenly on an oven-safe plate. 2. Top chips with jack Cheese. 3. Saut onions, garlic, prime rib and rosemary until onions are translucent. 4. Evenly spread your saut over your chips and bake in pre heated oven at 350 for five minutes. 5. Carefully remove from oven and finish with Parmesan and parsley. Use leftovers to make killer nachos Tim SpainCHEFS CORNER Tim Spain is System Executive Chef with Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Morrison Healthcare Food Service. He can be reached by email at TimmieSpain@IamMorrison. com. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Financing Available560 U.S. 27 North Sebring 385-4796www.CarpetPatioBlinds.comChamber of Commerce memberFamily owned & operated since 1978 rf rntrbr rrrbr r rfn SETS STARTING AT $29999 t f bfn 3088379 Check out HIGHLANDS HEALTH To submit health-related press releases, events or articles to Highlands Health, email or To advertise your business in Highlands Health email kim.browning@newssun.comevery Wednesday in the Avon Park News-Sun, Sebring News-Sun, & Lake Placid News-Journal. Some of the content will also be shared with our free publication, the Highlands Sun on ursdays. At the News-Sun we strive to give our readers the BEST news, information and advertising they need to stay educated about the latest technology, medical ndings and tness trends. e Highlands County healthcare community is providing all of us with outstanding care and preventative information so we can live long and healthy lives. Weve created Highlands Health to give the local doctors, hospitals, healthcare providers, retailers, agencies and others a forum to deliver those health-conscious messages to you each and every week.Look for Highlands Health in your local News-Sun every Wednesday. 863-385-6155 HIGHLANDSHEALTH B rf rr nrtrb nb r brtrr r r rb J.C.,Chicago rr rntrb rnr rbr rr rtrn rb rr rr rnr rn nr trrr nr nr nr r rn nrrnrr nbrr rn rrr br rn r b r r brr rrrr rrntn nr rbr rrr rr rr rrr rn rb r rrt rr rr rrt rb nnr b t rr r rrtrbr rr tbnr rb rb nrr r rn rfrntb SEEHELP|Tnnr nrbrb rrrr nr b r rrrr rrrnnb n r nrnn rnr rrr nrnr rnrn rrr n nrrnr rr nrrr nnrbr rbbrn r rnrb rrr nrr n nrrr nrn rrnr rr r n rr r nrn rbn rnrr nn bn rnrn rrrn r nr b n rr nrnr rnr rrnr rb nn r nrnr rrn rnnr nrrb rrb rn nrn rntr rrr bnrn rn rbnrn rfn rCOMMON COLD rf trttnnt rffffrf rrnrfnt brrrf rfrff rffrt ffrrf nrfrff ft brfrnr rfrfrt ffrfrnr rt rfrt rnrrft rrfrt bfntb r r rtrnt r r nnbr b nrr rr r rn r r r r nrrt rrnr rf n n rn t rb nrrb r r r rr rr rr rt r r rt b fr rt b r rr rr r r rrtrn rr nrrt r b r rt r b rn rr rn rb r rnn rtrnrnr r nrb r n r rnr rrrr rrnr trr nr bbn rnr nrr rt r ttr rbnrn rnrntr brt rnrrnn nr rrnrnrbff f tfrf bn tnff t SEECOLD|SEEMEDS|SEENEWS| 3084629 NEWS-SUNAVON PARK SBBRING IAT Pi 1Ci 1)133oo_ yuu each andandT,kirfootY_ c lFJAIAL


B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 26, 2014 RELIGION PLACES TO WORSHI PPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 596.ANGLIC ANNew L ife A nglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMB L Y OF G ODC hrist Fellowship C hurch (A ssembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First A ssembly of God, 4301 Ke nilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPT I STA von Park L akes Baptist C hurch, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are avail able. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist C hurch (GARBC ) We are located at the cor ner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and eve ning worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen min istry and the Catylist class (20s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call the church ofce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist C hurch, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist C hurch, 1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sun day: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/ Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail:; Web site, First Baptist C hurch of A von Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Dr. Howard Leman, as sociate pastor; Matthew Price, ministor of youth, Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispan ic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Eve ning Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m.; Ignite, 7:30 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Jose phine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist C hurch of L ake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Plac id, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations re quired). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 4653721 or go to First Baptist C hurch of L orida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sun day worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more informa tion about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist C hurch, S ebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Tele phone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; Lonnie Hill, pastor of students, and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website Florida A venue Baptist C hurch, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing ad dress is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. I ndependent Baptist C hurch, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sun day worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L eisure L akes Baptist C hurch, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meet ing and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Web ber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist C hurch, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Af liated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S parta R oad Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For in formation, call 382-0869. S outhside Baptist C hurch (GARBC) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nurs ery for under age 3 is available at all services. Pro visions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 3850752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valen cia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Ser vice, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (Sep tember to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Span ish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, School Ofce/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., fr or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Cen ter), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: MondayFriday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:157:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MondayFriday. S t. James C atholic C hurch, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 4653215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Sunday 8 a..m. and 10 a.m. year round. Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Week days 9 a.m. Holy days 9:30 a.m. (Vigil evening before at 7 p.m.) First Saturday of each month: Healing Mass, 9 a.m.C HR I ST IANC ornerstone C hristian C hurch, (Saxon Hall) 1003 W. Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-7679. S ebring C hristian C hurch, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher. Kristy Mar vin, Childrens Director. Youth Minister Blake Rushing. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Wednes day night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Phone 382-6676. First C hristian C hurch (Disciples of C hrist), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 3853435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Break fast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.C HR I ST IAN & M I SS ION ARY A LLI A NC ET he A lliance C hurch of S ebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C HUR C H OF BRETHRE NC hurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C HUR C H OF C HR I STA von Park C hurch of C hrist, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. H eartland church of C hrist, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednes day, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 402-2159. L ake Placid C hurch of C hrist, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning wor ship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway. com/lakeplacidcofc/. S ebring Parkway C hurch of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednes day Bible Class, 7 p.m. C HUR C H OF G ODC hurch on the R idge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C HUR C H OF NAZARE NEFirst C hurch of the Nazarene of A von Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednes day evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 4534851. C hurch of the Nazarene of L ake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C HUR C HES OF C HR I ST IN C HR I ST IAN U NI ON C ommunity Bible C hurch C hurches of C hrist in C hristian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning wor ship service, 10:30 a.m. Nur sery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EP ISC OPA LEpiscopal Church of the Redeemer Avon Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Motor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 453-5664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at Email redeemer1895@aol. com. Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 6649668 or 453-5664. St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Servic es: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Nursery available for the 10 a.m. service. Wednesday Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 4650051. Pastor: Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson. Sunday Worship: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible Study beginning in October. Call the ofce for date and time. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Room. Holy Communion with Healing on Wednes day at 6 p.m. in the church and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the chapel. Call the thrift store for hours open 6990221.EVA NGE LIC AL FREE C HUR CH OF AMER IC AThe Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: www.TheWayChurch.orgG RA C E BRETHRE NGrace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-tim ers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.INTERDEN OM IN AT IONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.L UTHERA NA tonement L utheran C hurch (ELCA) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Rev. Sharon Dorr and Deacon David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leaders, alternating Sundays. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes ev ery Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C hrist L utheran C hurch A von Park LCMS 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sun day Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see Faith L utheran C hurch LCMS ,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phone: 385-7848; Faith Child Development Center: 385-3232. Sunday Worship Service: 9 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 10 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good S hepherd L utheran C hurch (AALC) American Association of Lu theran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nurs ery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. New L ife E vangelical L utheran C hurch, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 3852293 or visit the Web site at www. R esurrection L utheran C hurch ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T rinity L utheran C hurch LCMS 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director Educa tion Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-year-olds. Seasonal Mid-Week Services each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at Other activities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.NON -DE N OM IN AT IONALBible Fellowship C hurch, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, Songs signed rst & second Worship services. First Worship Service 9 a.m.; Second Wor ship Service 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and S.S. classes both hours. Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church ofce 385-1024. Website: C alvary C hurch, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C hristian T raining Ministries I nc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian Internation al Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@ Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: C rossroads of L ife,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Di vine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellow ship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails).C ontinued on next page


Friday, September 26, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 RELIGION Faith & Familylife Worship Center, Pas tors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor invite you to discover one of Sebrings hidden treasures at 2349 U.S. 27 South (Banyan Plaza off Sparta Road and Lake Jackson). We provide biblical solutions for everyday challenges through our multicultural worship services available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Child care is available for all who attend. For more information, all 385-1800. Plan your first visit. Matthew 7:7 says, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Our guests are very important, so please let us know how we can meet your need by emailing Our mission at Faith & Familylife is centered around Restoring Lives, Families and Communities. Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Pro grams, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. Highlands Community Church, a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings Church of Sebring, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pas tor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. Begin your week with us. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries. com. Union Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednes day night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at Unity Life Enrichment Centre,new lo cation, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail Web site, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary.PRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congrega tion of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Childrens/Youth Group, 6-7 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:; Web site: Ofce hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Avon Park First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on La Grande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 4533242. Rev. Ed Fleagle, Stated Supply Pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Sunday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. Lake Placid First Presbyterian Church, ARP,, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. In addition, childrens church (K-2nd grade) will be provided during the 11 a.m. worship service, and childrens junior church (3rd-5th grade) is at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nurs ery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Sebring First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email:, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups 3:30-6:30 p.m., middle and high school students (transportation avail able from Sebring and Hill Gustat Middle Schols and SHS); 4-5:30 p.m. Program includes devotions/Bible study, crafts, sports activities and dinner. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir rehersal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Nursery available. Session meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, Septem ber through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Adult Bible study is Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pastors: John and Harriet Davis. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@, Web site, http://slpc.em ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarq, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pas tor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sebring Ward, 3235 Grand Prix Dr. Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 273-2284 Steve Austin, Bishop; Del Murphy, 1st counselor, Laris Keefer, 2nd Counselor. Family Histo ry Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meetings, 9:00-10:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 10:20-11:00 a.m.; Priesthood/ Relief Society, 11:10: to 12:00 noon; Primary for children, 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; First and third Wednesdays 7:008:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Lake Placid Branch, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 399-9066 Mark Swift, Branch President, Allen Short, 1st counselor, Dan Ressler 2nd counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Ser vices: Sacrament Meeting 1:00 -2:10 p.m.; Gospel Doctrine 2:20-3:00 p.m.; Priesthood/ Relief Society Meetings, 3:10-4:00 p.m.; Pri mary for children, 2:15-4:00 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m. Scouts; rst and third Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m.; Activity Days 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more in formation, visit the Web site or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor David Juliano. Traditional Worship Ser vice at 8:10 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 11 a.m. Sunday worship ser vice is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available for the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 4533759, Richard Stackhouse, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Plac id, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sun day worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sun day morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We of fer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congre gation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at or call the church of ce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Je sus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; LACES T O WO RSHIP For several weeks we have been studying Gods plan to save each of us from our sin. We have emphasized the importance of hearing Gods holy word (specically, the good news of Jesus Christ) and choosing to believe it. Then, we must repent (turn from sinfulness to godliness) and confess our faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Today, we add to last weeks denition of baptism by examining its purpose in the Bible. Again, we must answer several questions as we go along. Is baptism essential to salvation? Many in the religious world would cry, No! However, let us listen to God and His holy word to nd His answer to the question. 1 Peter 3:18-22 references Noah and his family and how they were saved in the ark from the ood. Verse 21 compares their salvation to baptism by reading, Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you not the removal of dirt from the esh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience through the resur rection of Jesus Christ. The Son of God stated in Mark 16:16, He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved, but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. And, if that is not clear enough, Jesus answered Nicodemus in John 3:5 by saying, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. This brings us to the next point. Why is baptism essential to salvation? Baptism is the point that takes a person from sinner to saint, from lost to found, from no hope to great hope of everlasting life. In other words, it is the point that we overcome sin and become children of God (Christians), and He truly becomes our heavenly Father. Again, many in the religious world would vehemently disagree. And, again, we will only listen to what God has to say. Galatians 3:27 reads, For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Therefore, without baptism, we have not clothed ourselves with Christ. Thus, we are spiritually naked. Romans 6:3, 4 reads, Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. What new life? The Christian life!1 Corinthians 12:13 reads, For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body... Whose body? Christs body! Note Ephesians 1:22, 23: And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who lls all in all. Therefore, baptism puts us into the body of Christ (the church). It is through the church that we are adopted as children of God and gain access to the eternal inheritance of Heaven that He has made ready for us in that nal day. (Galatians 4:4-7) What is the difference between one who is a child of God and one who is not? The child of God (Christian) has the forgiveness of sins. Anyone outside of the family of God does not. And, it is at the point of baptism that this gift is given to us. To a crowd of people who realized that they had just crucied the Son of God, Peter replied in Acts 2:38, Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. These people needed forgiveness, and the only way for them to come in contact with the cleansing blood of Jesus was to be baptized. When Saul knew what he needed to know to be cleansed of his sin, Ananias said to him in Acts 22:16, Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name. If baptism was not necessary for his sins to be washed away, then why tell him to do it? Some people suggest that there are many kinds of baptism today, but the Bible teaches that there is only one under New Testament Christianity. Ephesians 4:5 reads that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism. Why can we not just do what God says and follow His plan for our salvation? That not only means hearing, believing, repenting, and confessing, but also being baptized in order to receive the forgiveness of sins and be added to the body of Christ (the church). (Acts 2:47 Some of the very last words that Jesus Christ ever spoke to His disciples before He ascended into Heaven are found in Matthew 28:18-20. It reads, And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Among Jesus nal instructions to His disciples was the commandment that all men be baptized. Why? Baptism is an essential part of Gods plan to save us from our sin. Without it, we are lost. Of all the steps we have discussed in Gods plan of salvation thus far, we have spent over twice the amount of time on this one as we have any of the others. This is not because I believe that baptism is more important than hearing, believing, repenting, or confessing. Rather, it is because I see so many teaching falsely the biblical message of baptism. When the simple but important message of baptism is not taught or obeyed, it is either though an ignorance of Gods word or an ignor ing of Gods word. As you have read in many scriptures, the Bibles message of baptism is pretty hard to miss, once you accept what God wants. Once I have been baptized, is that all there is to salvation! Absolutely not! Once one becomes a child of God, he must live like a child of God. Next week, we will conclude this series by examining the importance of faithful, Christian living.The role of baptism in salvation (Part 2) Kevin PattersonKEVINS KOMMENTS Kevins Komments is written by Kevin Patterson and presented by the Sebring Parkway church of Christ assembling at 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Find them on the internet at www., or e-mail us at sebringparkway@ Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Find EAaC/tiy whatyou are looking for


B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, September 26, 2014 RELIGION CROSSWORD SOLUTION Avon Park Christian ChurchAVON PARK The Wednesday Bible study class,led by Lee Taylor, is exploring the Bible, history and the church today. On Oct. 5, the church will have its annual meeting with a fellowship dinner to follow. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 863-453-5334 or email avonparkchristianchurch@yahoo. com with any questions or to request information.Christian Training CenterSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Salty Rebels: Part 5 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will preach on Just Dont Look Down! on Sunday. The church is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Call 863-3821737 for information.Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Sunday, Pastor Dave Smalley will preach on Gods Salvations (10 plagues). The scripture reading will be from Exodus 14:15-20. The theme for Sunday school, taught by Wendell Bohrer, will be Christ as Leader. The scripture will be from Hebrews 12:1-13. The church is at 700 S. Pine St. Call 863-385-1597 for information.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver a sermon Sunday based on 2 Samuel 1:17-27. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 863-471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuel Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Sunday, the church celebrates The 16th Sunday after Pentecost. Guest Pastor Tony Douches will deliver his ser mon at Faith Lutheran titled Meeting Expectations Ours or Gods? This will be Pastor Douches last Sunday with the church. Next Sunday, Rev. Robert Maulella will join the church as the new pastor. Tuesdays members are currently studying Esther Its Tough Being a Women, by Beth Moore. Wednesdays they are currently studying Mormons Who They Are, What They Believe. For more information on any event, check the Facebook page at FaithLutheranSebring.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Pastor Jon Becks sermon on Sunday will be from 1 Peter 1:6-13 The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 863-452-6681 or email Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Sunday, Pastor Kevin Ahrens will continue his series on #s in Scripture. Sunday evening, he continues in his series, The Armor of God. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive in south Sebring. For more information, call 863-655-1524.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING Sundays message is from 2 Timothy 2: 14-20, A Workman Approved by God by Pastor Ron Norton. Greeting the congregation will be Todd and Robin Martin. Elders will be Sandra Laufer and Marla Null. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0352.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Rev. Ed Fleagles sermon is titled Keeping Our Devotion, based on Lamentations 3:2224. The adult Sunday school teacher, Rev. Ed Fleagle, is using the adult quarterly. Sundays lesson is titled The Year of Jubilee, based on Leviticus 25:1-22. Special music will be provided by Mary Ann Fleagle at the piano and Cheryl Sanders at the organ playing Because He Lives. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with entrances on Lagrand St.). If you have questions, call the church at 863-453-3242 or check out the website at avonparkapchurch or check out the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce website.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Fig Leaves is the title of Rev. Darrell A. Peers sermon for Sunday. Scripture reference is Genesis 3:1-10. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0107 for information.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The Sunday Morning Worship Experience sermon series continues with Davids Church. We have discovered what can happen when God comes to church. However, with this awesome knowledge that God is coming down brings us to a problem. Knowing the problem and knowing how to solve the problem can maximize blessings in your life. Find out what the problem is and what to do about it. Tuesday Home Bible Studys topic is Little Word...Big Revelation. For more information and directions, call the church ofce at 863-658-2534 or visit the web at www. gracepointecog@ Grace Pointe Ministries meets at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., one block behind Aspen Dental.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Power of the Blood with scripture from I Peter 1:18-23. The ser vice will include solos by Darlene Gardner and George Kelly. Choir practice, under the direction of Greg Thomas, begins at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. Wednesday Bible studies for young adults, taught by George Kelly, are on Miracles! The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 863-314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Jerry McCauley will preach on the subject of A Growing Church with the scriptures being from Acts chapters 1 and 2 on Sunday. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Phone 863-465-2422 for information.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Improbable Possibilities, is taken from Jeremiah 33. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The Sunday evening service will be the end-of-the-month sing. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 863-382-3552 for information.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s sermon topic on Sunday will be Is the Lord Among Us or Not? Biblical reference is from Exodus 17:1-7. Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the Pastors and adult Sunday school will return with the new four-week series, Why? Making Sense of Gods Will. Pastor John Davis will preach the sermon Make My Day, with scripture from Philippians 2:1-13. The church is at 5887 U.S. 98. Contact the church at 863-6550713 for additional information.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastors sermon on Sunday is Paradise and Hades. The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. SNAPSHOTS CHUR C H SERVICES COURTESY PHOTOAvon Park Nazarene Church, 707 W Main St., presents HH eart-titudes. a ladies brunch with Dove Award-winning gospel singer Ann Downing, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. Downing will speak and sing, focusing on having the right HH eart-titude. All women are welcome, however there are limited tickets available. To purchase a ticket ($10), call Dolores at 412-977-2333. Downing will also sing Sunday morning, Oct. 19, at 10:45 a.m. during the church service. There will be a free-will offering taken. For more information, call the church office at 863-453-4851.Downing to sing at AP Nazarene Highlands Community Church to host free movie tonightSEBRING Highlands Community Church is offering a free movie and popcorn night showing the movie, Seasons of Gray. Based on a true story, Brady Gray is hated and betrayed by his brothers, is forced off of the family ranch and must start a new life in Dallas. With a good job and a promising romance, better days seem to lie ahead until Brady is framed for a crime he didnt commit. What man intends for evil, God intends for good. This simple, yet powerful message is all Brady Gray has left. His brothers, driven by jealousy, cast away their own flesh and blood in the same way Joseph was sold into slavery by his siblings. Heartbroken and separated from his family, Brady holds tightly to his faith and begins to build a new life for himself. But there are more challenges in store for this servant of God. False accusations land Brady in prison, where his God-given gift of interpreting dreams helps him forge friendships that will play an important role in his ultimate salvation. Upon his miraculous release from prison, Brady discovers as his dreams predicted, that his brothers direly need his help. Despite the pain and suffering caused by his betrayal, Brady must find the strength to embrace one of the Bibles most important messages. Highlands Community Church is at 3005 New Life Way in Sebring. For further information, click on highlandscommunity. com, or call Pastor Bruce Linhart at 863-402-0357.Atonement Lutheran plans potluckSEBRING Atonement Lutheran Church, 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive, will have a potluck social after the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday to wel come the new supply pastor, the Rev. James Horn. Everyone is asked to bring a vegetable and/or dessert to share.New Beginnings plans saleSEBRING New Beginnings Church of Sebring will hold a garage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4 at 4936 Oak Circle. Rummage donations are accepted. Call 863-381-8492 or 863-381-9516 for free pick up.Sarro to speak at meetingSEBRING The Sebring Chapter of Full Gospel Business Mens Fellowship of America presents John Sarro as the guest speaker at its Oct. 7 meeting at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Parkway. Dinner is at 6 p.m.; Sarro speaks at 7 p.m. For more information, call Wesley Olsen at 863-273-2083.Spring Lake Presbyterian plans Blessing of the PetsSEBRING Spring Lake Presbyterian Church will hold the Blessing of the Pets beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Come enjoy the pet photographer and parade as well as other surprises. All pets must have current vaccinations and be on a leash or in a cage. Hot dogs will be sold for lunch. The church is at 5887 U.S. 98. Look for the big white cross. Contact the church at 863-6550713 for additional information. SNAPSHOTS L ocaOCA L RR E L IGI onON nN E wsWS The news is just a click away! N EWS -S UN i


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TODAYA couple of afternoon thunderstorms87 / 74Winds: ESE at 6-12 mphCouple of thunderstorms90 / 74Winds: ESE at 6-12 mphSATURDAYCouple of thunderstorms90 / 74Winds: ESE at 4-8 mphSUNDAYMostly cloudy, a couple of t-storms89 / 73Winds: S at 4-8 mphMONDAYMostly cloudy, a couple of t-storms89 / 73Winds: SW at 4-8 mphTUESDAY High ............................................ 10:30 a.m. Low ............................................... 4:11 a.m. High ............................................ 10:40 p.m. Low ............................................... 4:33 p.m. High .............................................. 3:02 a.m. Low ............................................... 9:56 a.m. High .............................................. 4:21 p.m. Low ............................................... 9:41 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 14.80 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 86 Low Sunday ........................................... 69 High Monday ......................................... 89 Low Monday .......................................... 69 High Tuesday ......................................... 86 Low Tuesday .......................................... 69 High Wednesday .................................... 90 Low Wednesday ..................................... 73 Relative humidity .................................. 67% Expected air temperature ....................... 87 Makes it feel like .................................... 96 Monday ............................................... 29.92 Tuesday ............................................... 29.90 Wednesday ......................................... 29.91 Monday ............................................... 2.51 Tuesday ............................................... 0.37 Wednesday ......................................... 0.01 Month to date ..................................... 9.76 Year to date ....................................... 44.65Sunrise 7:16 a.m. 7:17 a.m. Sunset 7:18 p.m. 7:17 p.m. Moonrise 9:16 a.m. 10:11 a.m. Moonset 8:53 p.m. 9:36 p.m.Albuquerque 81/60/t 81/60/s 80/57/c Atlanta 79/65/pc 77/66/pc 76/66/c Baltimore 76/54/pc 79/53/s 80/57/s Birmingham 83/65/pc 83/68/pc 76/67/c Boston 71/58/pc 78/59/s 82/60/s Charlotte 75/59/pc 76/58/pc 79/63/pc Cheyenne 84/51/s 81/48/s 76/46/pc Chicago 77/56/pc 76/57/s 76/54/s Cleveland 74/53/s 75/53/s 74/57/pc Columbus 81/56/s 81/57/s 81/62/pc Dallas 88/67/pc 88/66/pc 89/67/s Denver 87/55/s 84/54/s 82/51/pc Detroit 75/53/s 76/52/s 74/54/pc Harrisburg 77/53/pc 80/52/s 82/57/s Honolulu 91/77/sh 91/77/sh 90/77/sh Houston 84/68/pc 85/66/pc 88/66/pc Indianapolis 79/56/s 79/59/s 77/58/pc Jackson, MS 87/65/s 85/66/pc 78/66/t Kansas City 81/61/pc 79/59/s 81/58/s Lexington 81/59/s 83/62/s 82/63/pc Little Rock 85/67/s 84/67/pc 83/64/pc Los Angeles 81/63/pc 77/62/pc 76/59/pc Louisville 83/61/s 83/66/s 82/65/pc Memphis 86/67/s 85/68/pc 77/67/t Milwaukee 71/55/pc 71/57/s 71/55/s Minneapolis 78/62/pc 80/61/s 80/60/s Nashville 84/63/s 84/65/pc 76/64/c New Orleans 86/72/t 85/74/t 82/72/t New York City 75/60/pc 80/62/s 82/62/s Norfolk 73/65/r 75/65/pc 76/65/pc Oklahoma City 84/61/s 84/62/pc 86/61/s Philadelphia 74/58/pc 81/59/s 82/62/s Phoenix 100/73/t 87/72/r 88/67/pc Pittsburgh 76/51/s 77/52/s 78/58/pc Portland, ME 71/49/pc 78/53/s 76/54/s Portland, OR 70/55/sh 72/50/pc 74/53/s Raleigh 76/57/c 78/57/pc 79/61/pc Rochester 76/50/s 77/52/s 78/54/pc St. Louis 84/63/pc 83/62/pc 84/62/s San Francisco 74/61/pc 74/61/pc 75/60/pc Seattle 66/55/c 68/53/pc 70/54/s Wash., DC 79/62/pc 82/60/s 84/63/s Cape Coral 88/74/t 89/75/t 89/75/t Clearwater 87/76/t 88/76/t 87/76/t Coral Springs 89/78/t 89/77/t 89/77/t Daytona Beach 85/75/t 87/75/t 87/73/t Ft. 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Sun. Today Sat. Sun. The coastal disturbance that brought rain to the Middle Atlantic will pull farther away from the coast today, allowing dry air and sunshine to return to the area. A little morning rain will linger across the Outer Banks, however. The best chance for a shower or storms will occur across Florida, along the Gulf Coast and in southern Texas. A large area of high pressure will continue to make its presence known across the northern Plains to the Great Lakes and Northeast, as well as to the lower Mississippi Valley. National Forecast for September 26 Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Humid today with variable clouds; a couple of afternoon thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy tonight. A few showers and a thunderstorm tomorrow, mainly later. Sunday: a few showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later. On Sept. 26, 1963, San Diego had its hottest day ever with a high of 111. San Diego has remarkably consistent temperatures all year; it normally stays in the 60s and 70s. A couple of thunderstorms this afternoon; humid. Winds east-southeast 6-12 mph. Expect 2-4 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average humidity 80%. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. FirstFullLastNew Oct 1Oct 8Oct 15Oct 23 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 83/70 85/71 84/72 85/75 87/74 87/74 86/75 87/76 86/76 87/74 87/75 87/76 86/74 88/79 89/80 89/79 87/72 86/73 82/68 87/74 87/74 87/75 88/74 88/74 87/75 88/80 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 Coc' its.) ; : :. ,. ./:r