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The news-sun
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News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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p rrfnrrttn bnrnbntrnrtnntntr nnf r rtnftnntf nbnntnttfr 3088510 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Dragons, Streaks hope to bounce backSPORTS, A8Highlands Independent to become Harbor Community starting todayA2 VOL. 95 NO. 124 Pleasant with mix of clouds and sun High 83 Low 60 Details on B10Classi eds ................... B7 Dear Abby ..................... B2 Obituaries .................. A4 Lottery Numbers .......... A2 Movie Review ............... B2 Puzzles ........................ B2 Religion ....................... B4 Sports on TV ............... A9 Viewpoints ................... A5 Friday-Saturday, October 24-25, 2014 LIVING, B1 An Edition of the Sun newssun thenewssun BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING It may be that soon those receiving drinks from a bartender or waitress will be getting their libations from certi ed servers. It is part of the new Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) program. The instructional, described as a skills-based training program, is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving. The program is targeted for employees at any establishment where alcohol is sold, served or consumed. That includes commercial establishments, as well as for volunteers or others who may be serving at a charitable function where alcoholic beverages are given out.TIPS: Its not just to insure promptness anymore ShutterstockThe TIPS program helps train servers on when and how to cut o somebody who has had too much to drink. BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING The City of Sebring has received yet another inquiry about the purchase of Harder Hall. This one is from the Michiganbased Red Leaf Development LLC. The offer is for $2.5 million a steep drop from the over $4 million price tag of just a few years ago with a concept of turning the big pink structure on the shore of Little Lake Jackson into a senior living facility with some congregate care services. The initial contact reportedly came in late September in the form of a call elded BY BARRY FOSTER NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT SEBRING Highlands County Commission Chairman Greg Harris has formally announced that he is abandoning Country Club Utilities, which he owns and operates. The system provides water service to the Country Club of Sebring. In a letter to Florida Public BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER SEBRING The family members of Mercedes Blair were not alone in their grief Wednesday night. They were joined by a large group of people who knew Mercedes and others who were simply concerned citizens, united in the wake of a horri c tragedy.SEE TIPS | A4Harris to abandon Country Club Utilities HARRIS SEE HARRIS | A4$2.5M offer put in on Harder HallSEE HARDER | A3 BY LARRY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER LAKE PLACID Local youth minister Sammy Telesco has noticed what he says is a disturbing trend in the high school football teams in the county some players with GPAs too low to be on the teams are playing anyway. Telesco, who started up a youth ministry called STR8UP in Lake Placid with his wife, has seen this problem in action rsthand. STR8UP focuses on a mix of athletics, academics and spiritual growth, and part of the deal is that students show the adults their grades. Several athletes, Telesco discovered, are still playing sports even with GPAs much lower than the 2.0 standard. Before the school board on Tuesday night, Telesco outlined his case. We all serve the same passion for education, Telesco said. But there is a loophole running rampant in this county and the state. A kid isnt academically invalid (for playing sports) until January. Many of them are still playing anyway. Telescos explanation of the loophole is that after the rst nine weeks, the Youth minister calls for tighter restrictions on footballMourning the loss of a blessing for all of us Katara Simmons/News-SunBalloons are released to heaven Wednesday evening to celebrate the life of Mercedes Blair, a 4-year-old girl who was beaten to death last week, allegedly by her mothers boyfriend, Ivan James Sanders. The blue balloons were for her favorite color and the white ones represented her innocence. (Below) Ben Tucciarone (from left, back), Carolina Tucciarone, Patricia Baker, Anthony Blair, 4, and Audrianna Blair, 4, console each other during the ceremony. SEE LOSS | A3SEE GPA | A3Says students with failing GPAs still play [Wighla,E!gional


A2 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, October 24, 2014 rr rfrn trbr rrrbr Financing Available560 U.S. 27 North Sebring 385-4796www.CarpetPatioBlinds.comChamber of Commerce memberFamily owned & operated since 1978 rfntb tb r 3100517 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 proper ty of the Ne wsSun, which is an afliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden with out the written permission of the publisher All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edit ed for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO A ccC C UR A cC YThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Se bring, FL 33870; email editor@ ne; or call 863-3856155. OO FFI cC E Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 or 231 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon day-Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 or 863465-2522 Main F ax: 863-385-1954SUB scSC RIPTION R ATE sS Home 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your ne wspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publi cation date, please phone the circu lation department at 863-385-6155 before 10 a.m. on W ednesda y and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the W ednesda y edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon F rida y for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. OO BITUARIE sS ANAN D AA N NOUN cC EMEN T sS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to PP LA cC E A C LA ssSS IF IE dD AdAD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F 863-385-6155, ext. 505, 863314-9876 OR 863-465-2522 RETAILRETAIL AdAD VERTI sS IN GMitch Collins, 863-386-5626 Vickie Watson, 863-386-5631 Terri Lee, 863-386-5628 Nix Wellons, 863-465-2522 Kim Browning, 863-385-6155 LL EGAL AdAD VERTI sS IN GJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 NN EW sS ROOM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Sebring Editor, ext. 516 or scott.dressel@news Mat Delane y 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, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ ne GLEN NN ICKERSON President glen.nick 385-6155, ext. 536 RR OMON aA W aA SHIN gG TON Publisher and Executive Editor romona.w 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 BY BARR YY FOSTER NEWS-S SUn N CORRESPOn N DEn N T SEBRING It will happen without fanfare, but today Highlands Independent B ank ofcially becomes a par t of Har bor Community Bank of F or t Pierce. Actually, the signs will go up Saturday. Otherwise, it will be business as usual, said John Shoop, who is slated to stay on as the president of the Highlands County market. The merger is some what ahead of schedule. Originally, it was to hav e taken place on Oct. 31 with the nal accord to take effect pending regulatory and shareholder appr o val. There were a number of deadlines that w er e set at Oct. 25, so we moved ahead rather than ask for an extension, Shoop said. The agr eement was signed and announced back in M ay For the past ve months, work on the consolidation has continued, with a number of HIB oper ations moving to Fort Pier ce We moved some of the employees around a bit, but actually the staff isnt changing, Shoop said. In fact, we opened up three lending positions, one commercial and two residential. Shoop said the merger wont change much at the bank. Its still the same concept that we have been op erating under, but w e will be adding some mor e products as we go along, he said. For instance, this coming March, cus tomers in the bank will get new anytime car ds that will be operable at any of the chain s 32 locations. Highlands Independent Bank was originally organized as a state char ter ed independent bank and opened its doors on N ov. 1, 1985. In 1996, HIB opened a second ofce in Avon Park. Over the next decade, branches were opened in south Sebring, downtown Sebring, Lake Placid and Sun N Lake.Highlands Independent Bank becomes Harbor Community today S hH OOP BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING County commissioners took the r ecommendation of their Planning and Zoning Board and ap proved a request to put a thr ee-stor y, 80-apartment development on M ar tin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Sebring. As proposed by Todd Wind of Picerne Development Corporation of F lor ida, the 9.94-acre parcel at 850 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., currently owned by Tim and Blondie Sue McGahee, will be for 55 and older residents with low incomes. Conditions on devel opment include: The z oning will be R-3 (multiple-family dwelling). The property will be used for longand short-term residential leases. Ther e shall be no commercial or industrial use. Ther e shall be 80 units, maximum, accessible by interior corr idors and elev ators. S etbacks fr om the buildings shall be 25 feet from the proper ty line. Landscaping shall follo w county devel opment regulations. Any new buildings on site shall comply with county regulations. The maximum height of the building shall be thr ee stor ies (75 feet). E xterior lighting xtures shall be shielded to prevent glare onto adjacent pr oper ties. The site shall dedicate right-of-way to comply with the county s long-range transportation plan, development regulations, capital improvement program and the county s technical standards manual. Wind said Picerne Development can also install a fence around the property, some thing commissioners asked about on T uesday.County gives OK to apartment complex on Sebrings MLK Blvd. Katara Simmons/News-SunA 9.94-acre parcel at 850 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will be the site of an apartment complex for 55 and older residents with low incomes. LL OTTERY LL OTTOWednesday, Oct. 22 5-6-22-39-47-48 X-2 Next Jackpot: $39 million PP OWERBALLWednesday, Oct. 22 29-30-40-42-50 PB-16 X-2 Next Jackpot: $125 million LL U cC KY MM O NEYTuesday, Oct. 21 9-23-28-30 PB-16 Next Jackpot: $850,000 MM EGA MM ILLION sS Tuesday, Oct. 21 5-35-37-41-66 PB-11 X-5 Next Jackpot: $224 million CASH 3 Monday, Oct. 20 Day: 0-2-6 Night: 0-5-3 Tuesday, Oct. 21 Day: 9-9-2 Night: 6-2-5 Wednesday, Oct. 22 Day: 9-6-6 Night: 9-7-0 PP LAY 4Monday, Oct. 20 Day: 5-5-5-3 Night: 5-5-7-6 Tuesday, Oct. 21 Day: 4-4-0-4 Night: 3-5-8-9 Wednesday, Oct. 22 Day: 8-7-5-4 Night: 4-5-9-5 FF ANTA sS Y 5 Monday, Oct. 20 1-8-14-29-30 Tuesday, Oct. 21 4-7-16-23-32 Wednesday, Oct. 22 9-11-15-24-29 FF ood drive u nderwaySEBRING Pepper Natural Health and Wellness has teamed up with New Hope Elder Care Services in order to help people across Highlands C ounty enjo y Thanksgiving Dinner. Until Nov. 24, Pepper Natural Wellness will be collecting canned and non-perishable food donations. All donors will re ceive a coupon for a complimentar y consultation and spinal scr eening. Y ou may donate at the ofce, 2827 Alt. U.S. 27 S., Sebring, or you may call 863-386-4325. LL ake PP lacid EE lk s to host blood drive todayLAKE PLACID The Oneblood Bus will be at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge from 9 / a.m. to 3 / p .m. today (Friday) to collect blood donations. To make an appoint ment or for more information call Peg at 863-465-5707 or T erry at 863-699-0774. Walkins are welcome, too. All donors will receive a Halloween-themed T-shirt. One pint of blood do nated benets three patients T ypically, blood donated is transfused into a patient within 72 hours SNAPs S HOTs S *)41 ..r-1 J 2 fi { dr


p www.newssun.comFriday, October 24, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A3 Mercedes died Oct. 17 from severe injuries sustained in a beating, allegedly delivered by her mothers boyfriend, Ivan James Sanders. Sanders has since been arrested for murder. Candles were placed in a line behind the makeshift stage at Hill-Gustat Middle Schools bus loop at 6 p.m. For 45 minutes, the crowd listened in rapt silence as those closest to the tragedy spoke about Mercedes. That child brought sunshine to our lives, said Tim Hall, the ance of Mercedes paternal grandmother, Carolina Tucciarone. Patricia Baker of Sebring, a friend of the family, recounted some of her own favorite memories of Mercedes, whom she said was a happy child and was always laughing. Im sure shed be laughing if she was here today, Baker said. Just the sight of her smile, I could see it today. Baker went on to say Carolina loved Mercedes like a daughter and was always holding onto her. If I could have done something to make it better, I would have, her uncle Anthony Blair said. I wanted to say (to her killer) If youre mad, take it out on me, man. Not a little kid. Blair went on to say that Mercedes was a great little girl and that she never had a bad word to say about anyone. Things happen in life that you cant explain, Blair said. You have to learn something and then you go on. Several songs were performed by Sebring residents Cammie Lester and Sydney Hornick. Near the end of the ceremony, balloons were passed out some colored blue for Mercedes favorite color and some white for innocence, according to Hall. Then a hot air balloon was lit, which represented the soul of Mercedes, he said, and as he and Tucciarone let it y, the crowd let go of their balloons and let them all soar into the evening sky. Tucciarone took the stage at the end of the ceremony with an animatronic talking teddy bear that shed bought for Mercedes when she was three months old in the hospital. She allowed the bear to speak, which recited a prayer for Mercedes. Mercedes was a blessing for all of us, Tucciarone said to close the ceremony. A Facebook page at justiceformercedes has been set up about the case. at 863-385-6155, Ext. by Sebring Assistant City Administrator Bob Hoffman. We sent them a standard contract, which they then revised and sent back to us, said Sebring City Administrator Scott Noethlich. I now have sent that to our attorney, Bob Swaine, for his review. Red Leaf President Robert Lubin indicated that speaking much about the property at this point would be premature, but said he had been aware of the property for some time. We have known about it for several years and, in fact, theres one guy Ive worked with who tried to make a go of this property four or ve years ago but it didnt work out, he said. Lubin shared that he has been aware of Sebring itself for much longer, saying that a college friend of his from Tampa had always talked about Sebring and the Races here while the two were in law school at the University of Miami. There have been a series of suitors and developers who have expressed interest and even inked agreements with owners since the hotel shut down in 1987. Projects have ranged from historic restoration to a four-star hotel to adult congregate living facilities. Sales of stock in the project by one developer spurred an investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission. Over the course of time, much of the hotels property has been shaved off and sold, such as the golf course and residential lots. In fact, part of the hotel itself was demolished under one of the principals. Now, the abandoned structure sits on a 12acre lot, with the city trying various means to sell off the hotel and recoup part of its investment. We constantly get offers, Noethlich said. 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FLEET ACCOUNTS WELCOME.MOTOR HOMES, OIL CHANGE, FULL SERVICE:471-0700 | 3447 U.S. South, Sebring (across from Dunkin Donuts)RACE THRU KWIK LUBE RACE THRU KWIK LUBE$39.95AND UP 3092947 rf rfntb rf rntbbb rnr rnfrr f f f r rrr bbbfn bn r f tr rf rfntfnb rfntb 3099036 HARDER FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunSince being abandoned in 1987, Harder Hall has been an empty shell, waiting for somebody to restore it to its former glory. LOSS FROM PAGE A1bells and whistles go off, and (we) say OK, little Johnny needs help now. However, by Florida law, a student has to be given until January to improve his or her grades. After the rst nine weeks, theres only one football game left in the season, Telesco said. So hes done playing football and he doesnt care. Then he has until January to practice for other sports like baseball and basketball. Telescos main point was that sports are a privilege, and the focus for kids should be education rst. Kids always feel better when they earn something, he said, calling the loophole a disservice to students. With todays educational curriculum, everything is on a building block, he said. If a student falls behind, come week ve, the kid is in class and presumably everything being taught is foreign to him because he shut off three or four weeks ago. I hope the students (with lower grades) are getting tutoring and mediation, District 1 Chairperson Ronnie Jackson said in response to Telescos presentation. The school board vowed to look into the matter and see what their options were to deal with it. GPA FROM PAGE A1 Katara Simmons/News-SunMercedes grandmother Carolina Tucciarone and her ance, Tim Hall, talk about Mercedes and play a recording from her favorite stu ed bear during a memorial service in Sebring. 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One of the benets may come in the form of insurance rates. Moore indicated there currently are some companies giving a discount if employ ees are certied and tr ained. O ther benets might include such things as the minimization of property damage that might be caused b y intoxicated patrons and protection of establishments in r educing penalties for alcohol violations. It provides a defense, he said. If a place gets sued, they can say We have cer tied servers and they would not hav e ser ved a customer to that extent. They know the tell signs and ho w to check IDs. Moore said while the program current ly is voluntary in Flor ida, it is mandatory in some states S ome distributors of beer, wine and spir its also hav e asked their vendors to participate in the TIPS program to make cer tain that alcohol is being consumed responsibly. The pr ogr am primarily will be offered in classes H owever, instructors can also do onsite training if there are enough employees to warrant it. The next class is set up for N ov. 7 at the Childrens Advocacy Center, 1968 Sebring Parkway. Those wanting fee schedules or additional information may call D r ug Free Highlands at 863-3822138. TIPS FROM PAGE A A 1EDWARD YOUNGMANEdward Alan Youngman, a longtime resident of Lake Placid born March 22, 1956, passed away on Oct. 16, 2014 af ter a battle with cancer. Ed was preceded in death by his moth er, Alma Ramelle Youngman; his father, Alan Edward Y oungman; and his grand parents. He leaves behind his children, Amber Y oungman Willis (Kenny Willis), Adam Youngman, and, Kortney Diesel. He also leaves behind four grandchil dren, Keith Youngman, 12, Megan Wil lis, 8, Payton Willis, 3, and one soon to be born to Adam and Brittany He also leaves a brother, Frank Youngman; two sisters, Faith Hargis and Roxann Kis er; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and other family Ed had been living in California for most of the last 35 years. He has an extended family there that includes peo ple who touched his life in many differ ent ways, through his different passions. He enjoyed riding his Harley was a member of the El Cajon Harley Owners Group, and recently became a road cap tain. Ed also collected and made custom knives of all kinds under the brand Circle Y Knives. In addition, he was a lifelong NASCAR fan and collector; he collected coins, and also loved Corvettes. A graveside service was held at the Venus Methodist Cemetery in Venus on Oct. 23, 2014 at 10 / a.m. The service was an Baptist Church of Brighton. His family made to Toys for Tots, a program that he supported for many years in California.Service Commission Chairman Art Graham, Harris announced his intent to abandon the system on Wednesday. I think in the long run this is the best course of action for all involved, Harris said. Harris contend ed that the action was necessar y since the utility currently cannot pay its cost of operation. He also cited actions by a couple of state go v ernmental regulators, including the Florida Department of Environmental P r otection and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, which resulted in additional costs The DEP mandated sev eral actions and impr o vements by the utility including the replacement of a second back-up w ell. The issue betw een Country Club Utilities and the Southwest F lor ida Water Management District has been dr agging on for better than a decade. The system has been under scrutiny by the district over alleged re peated violations on its water use per mit. I n fact, the system has been operating under a SWFWMD Consent Decree. This past J une the District imposed a penalty of $48,411.60 on CCU with an additional $2,000 in costs for violating usage r estr ictions. A revised consent or der r equired an initial payment of $14,102.90 in penalties and costs to the management district. H arr is has responded that he has no authority to mandate his customers use less water. The bottom line is a lack of funds Har ris pointed out that the utility s r ates have not been increased in 30 years, adding that the system does not qualify for a hike under PSC r ules and statutes Harris now has called upon his fellow Highlands County commissioners to le the appr opriate action in Circuit Court seeking a receiver to oper ate the system so there will be no interr uption of service. He also asked the court to establish a reasonable rate so that outstanding en cumbrances on Country Club Utilities could be paid. O ne possibility is that the City of Sebring could be named as tr ustee of the system. That would mean the municipality would then be r esponsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility and could then institute the r ates no w paid by those outside the city. The Country Club Utilitys abandonment process reportedly was led under section 367.165 Florida Stat utes and is expected to take up to 65 days to complete As owner of the system, Harris said he personally has inv ested a signicant amount of money to comply with DEP mandates, seek compliance with permit requirements if SWFWMD and to pe tition the PSC for rate incr eases However, these statutory schemes have, in this case made compliance impossible and fur ther attempts futile , Harris wrote in his letter to the PSC. HARRIS FROM PAGE A A 1 OBITUARIES BY LARR YY GRIFFIN STAFF WRITER SEBRING An attempt to pull over an A v on Park man for speeding Monday night led to charges of drug trafcking, batter ing a law enforcement animal, eeing law enforcement and more. The incident began when the deputy noticed a r ed Chevrolet B laz er traveling at 44 mph in a 35 mph zone. The Blazer then made a wide right turn onto Hart Street without signaling, which affected multiple cars waiting to tur n. The deputy activated his siren and pur sued the Blazer, which slo w ed down, but then drove over two paved driveways and stopped there. The deputy saw a man, later identied as Marcus Wyche, 27, ee ing on foot. W ith the assistance of a K-9 and a second deputy, Wyche was tracked to the Avon Park Executive Airport, and was reported to have also cut through Classic Caladiums at some point in the chase, according to an arrest report. The deputies located him and he report edly ignored calls to surr ender even when they thr eatened to sic K-9 Ozzie on him. So Ozzie was dispatched. The deputies r epor tedly came across Wyche actively wrestling with Ozzie on the gr ound and tr ying to choke the dog, according to the arrest report. W y che only let go of Ozzie at gunpoint, the report said. Upon a search of the Chevrolet, deputies reported to have found a pill bottle with 26 pieces of cr ack cocaine of varying sizes, which they deemed was indicativ e of v ary ing monetary values for str eet sales Wyche is facing misdemeanor charges of possessing dr ug equipment, r esisting an ofcer, trespassing and batter ing a police or re animal. He is fac ing a felony charge of possessing dr ugs with the intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church. at 863-385-6155, Ext. Man charged with selling drugs, choking HCSO K-9 WYCHEScribes NN ight OO ut m eets SundaySEBRING Scribes Night Out meets the second and fourth Sunday of each month to foster published and unpublished authors with encouragement and coffee. The club meets at Brewsters Coffee Shop. Our meetings start at 6 / p .m. For more in formation, call Art Lefko witz 385-1554. O n Sunday, moder ator Marilyn Johnson will star t the meeting with the 150-word contest, and then guide the open mike por tion. J ohnson will read her Ode to a Blue Toyota and Carolyn Henderson has a scary Halloween poem. WW indow d ecorating contest underwaySEBRING All downtown merchants are encouraged to decorate their storefront windo ws for the O ct. 30 Throwback Thursday event when a secret judge will go around and choose The Best Decorated Window or Storefront. There will also be a Peoples Choice award given. Participating mer chants must register and be open dur ing the event to be eligible. 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www.newssun.comFriday, October 24, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A5 NEWS-SSUnN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEW Y OO UR VIEWS In 1990, as forecasts warned that Flor idas spiraling population threat ened 3 million acres of critical envi ronmental lands, Gov. Bob Martinez l a unched Preservation 2000. Nearly a decade later, it morphed into Florida Forever, an act signed into law by Gov. Jeb Bush. These programs set up state trust funds to buy and preserve sensitive for ests, wetlands and shorelines. The aim was to pr otect dr inking water supplies, improve water quality, preserve wildlife habitat and fund management of state parks and recreation lands. Through Florida Forever alone, approximate ly $300 million was set aside annual ly from taxes imposed on real estate tr ansactions This was supplemented by $100 million from another designat ed trust fund. The progr ams worked. In all, the state has purchased 2.5 mil lion acres since the early 1990s. The $2.89 billion spent by F lorida Forever in 15 years was used for 818 archaeo logical sites, 696,240 acres of ecologi cal greenways, nearly 1.2 million acres of habitat conser v ation areas, more than 1 million acres of oodplains and shoreline, 305,590 acres of wetlands and 351,180 acres of forest. Enough? Hardly. The population boom hasnt stopped. The development pressure will not abate. Florida will soon become the third largest state, with roughly 19 mil lion people. Twenty years from now, that gur e is expected to hit 26 million. Amendment 1 on the N ovember bal lot the Florida Water and Land Con servation Initiative would ensure funding for envir onmentally signicant land acquisition for the next 20 y ears b y using 33 percent of annual net revenues raised through documentary taxes the fees charged on real estate transactions. That revenue source has long been used for conservation. But not recently. When the Great Recession forced budget cuts, money from land preser vation trust funds were diverted for oth er uses, primarily road construction. In the past four y ears only $29 million has been spent on Florida Forever projects. Not nearly enough. The passage of Amendment 1 would ensure an appropriate stream of fund ing for the next two decades somewhere in the range of $19 billion, ac cording to estimates. It would prevent tr ust fund r aids by the Legislature based on expediency something re cent history suggests is necessary. Most important is the long-term commitment to conservation. In order to pass, the measure will need approv al of 60 percent of voters. We believe the suppor t is ther e. Conservation is not a luxury. Clean water, a healthy wildlife population, public access to waterways, open land and the Everglades is key to Flori das natural appeal. As our population gro ws, so should our commitment to a healthy environment.An editorial from The Charlotte Sun.Glen Nickerson President I am the rst to acknowledge that our missteps have caused unintended disruption for some students who attended Azure College. These disr uptions hav e been widely reported in the community. What has not been conveyed is the efforts we have made to correct our mistakes. I would like to report to the community on the steps we have made to ensure that Azure Col lege is a resource for the community in the future We have worked with the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), the r egulator y arm of the Florida Department of Education, to address all student and consumer complaints that have been r aised. CIE has conducted onsite visits (both announced and unannounced) and concluded that w e ar e in compliance with Florida laws and rules and informed us as such Oct. 6, 2014. Likewise, our accreditor, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), has also r eview ed the actions taken to address the r ecent pr oblems, and informed us as of Aug. 1 that they hav e continued our accreditation through February 2016. I personally contacted the ofce of the President at the State College to of fer any assistance needed for those students who chose to tr ansfer We continue to offer quality classes and our passage r ate for students taking their na tional nursing boards as of the end of S eptember for our Licensed Practical Nursing Program at S ebr ing is 80 percent (12 of 15) meeting the states requirements. As for the Registered Nursing Program, the Sebring campus has achieved a 100 per cent passing r ate for the NCSBN NCLEX-RN examination for the 2014 reporting year. Azure College is committed to providing students with an opportunity in Sebring to complete a quality education. Likewise, we are committed to improving our ser vice and service delivery. W e apologiz e to those we have not served as well as we would like, but want all to know that we are working with all our might to correct our mis takes and contribute to this community I f you have any concern or question, please feel free to reach out to me by email Jhonson@azure. edu.Jhonson Napoleon is Presi dent/CEO of Azure College. Guest columns are the opin ion of the writer, not necessar ily those of the News-Sun staff.Azure improving service GUEST COLUMNJhonson Napoleon TT im e for prayerAbout a year ago, my wife and I moved to Avon Park. I just have to say, the atmosphere of this community is so excellent. Our experiences with the neighbors and people hav e just been moving. Most people are polite and courteous. I really feel the climate and atmosphere of a to wn ar e a testimony of the spiritual climate of this community. It is not hard to gure out that there is a disciplined and fer v ent prayer movement going on here. In a time when our society is driving out any and all expressions relating to Christianity, there remains a few that keep ghting. And prayer is what changes cir cumstances I really feel this community has the fervent people to star t a pr ayer movement much like that of Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles. If a neutr al meeting place could be found that would deter denominational prejudice, it could hav e a po werful affect on this region. People, hard times are coming. It is time for people to cry out to our creator for help. There is such po w er in people laying down their differences, coming together and ghting for our liv es Avon Park can make a difference in this world. It just takes willing hearts to do it. And someone to put action to the dr eam. MM ARK SS E cC RES TAvon ParkVote for truthI love my country. America is The Beautiful, a true Republic that r epr esents the people who elected them. But those we put in power have not lived or per formed to what they pr omised us We the people have been given the power to correct this wrong direction and return our country back to what our for efathers with the help of God, created for us with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We can and must vote on Nov. 4, but do some research. Know why you should vote no on the two amendments that are on the ballot. Be sure those you want in power are for hones ty and what is best for our countr y Dont be fooled by the charismatic charm and good looks that some ar e br inging to the plate. We dont need celebrities in power, but true statesmen that lo v e and believe in our country. Please vote and vote for truth. EE THEL VAN RR YS WYKSebringA yes vote for conservationHe and I had a quite vicarious relationship. Id seen him only in lms and r ead of him in stor ies, so my idea of him was vague. One day, he came. And though she had no fear of him, he grabbed her by the wrist and took her away from us. She put up a ght, but nonetheless there was no light and gone she was forever, or so I thought. We all were struck in grief and I was indeed angry with him. I am sure many others felt the same. I could not see why, or for that matter how, someone could just be taken. I perceived it as an ab duction, while in actuality it was no more than par t of life The idea of loss of such was foreign. I was mentally fatigued because of the thought that I will nev er set ey es on such beauty again, nor will I encounter such a brave soul. I could not wr ap my mind ar ound the concept that she was no longer physically her e with us for no one in my life had ever left. It was not until after her vigil that I realized that maybe she was not totally gone and per haps he took her with r eason, not just to be selsh. A t that moment, I began, not to think of the bad, r ather of the good. I began to slo wly but surely reminisce about who she was and what she did; her virtues and admirable values. Kay tlyn Cooper will live on for ev er in our memories and without a doubt many of us will tr y to liv e in her footsteps. Those who did not kno w her w ere deprived of a real treasure. Kaytlyn touched the liv es of many of us in the most unusual ways She had this v er y interesting way of making you get your priorities straight and realizing what was important. O ne of my fondest memor ies was back in February at my rst track meet. I was terribly nervous. When I told her I was ofcially signed up to race, her ey es took up half of her face Thrilled, she gave me a hug and whispered, You go, my girl! From start to nish she ran with me, scr eaming and cheering along with two other dear fr iends in the gr ass on the inside of the tr ack. She didnt care how ridiculous she probably looked or how absorbed her advice was. S he was so sincer e about things, yet so brutally honest. But her honesty was never with malice. It was because she thought you could be better. At this age, most of us tend to be full of ambiguity, narcissism and ignorant habits. Kaytlyn looked over those agonizing traits. She saw the beauty in things and was on a mission to render that from everything. Our conversations were always very en lightening, and beyond doubt gav e me r eassurance that there is hope for our futur e She was light at the end of a long dark tunnel, hopeful and resilient in each of her ways Alas w e all indeed have a purpose and with only an unknown amount of time to fulll that. I know I say it often, and I am going to say it again: We wr ite our book, and it is something w e ought to make good, otherwise no one will read it and remember it. Kaytlyn Cooper wrote a book. It wasnt very long, but it was very real. Her book was full of ways a per son could be their best. S he wr ote it so that we could see that aws can become perfections and humanity should come before hubris, but I say, most notably, she told us how to be the moon in a high tide.Gauri Persad is a Sebring High School student. The News-Sun encourages stu dents to write in an express their opinions, which are their own and not necessarily those of the News-Sun staf f.Kaytlyns book was short, but full GUEST COLUMNGauri Persad ...................................AND DOYOU KNOWWHATS RMIY HM? HALF ................ ................Cn OFTHESEOWSIVON7EVEN BOTHER';DVOTE!RULL IALL!.'ywl 4sbviam.............................................................. ........................................................ MEL


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p A8 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, October 24, 2014 Sunday morning, Oct. 19, was a crisp, calm introduction to what turned out to be a great tournament for the Lake Placid Team Trail. There were 21 boats entered in the event, the highest number so far this season, and plenty of really nice bass were brought to the weigh-in. Ken Karol, Dick Morgan, Norman Lee and John Huber did a great job assisting boaters in launching their rigs and parking. At the weigh-in, Norman Lee had a great work-out, lifting bag after bag of fat, heavy bass, struggling at times to shake the excess water out of the laundry basket prior to certifying the weight. And there were plenty of heavy baskets! No strangers to catching big sh, the team of Paul Converse and Rob Freshour won the event with ve bass weighing in at 27.98 pounds an average of 5 pounds per sh. The pair won the jackpot of $660, and after two events, they took over rst place in the Lake Place Team Trail 2014-2015 standings, knocking out Sommereld and Saleeba, who won the rst tournament last month on Lake Okeechobee. Second place honors went to the team of Andy Markham and Cody Barr with ve sh weighing in at 25.22 pounds, earning them $400. The team of Blaze Napier and Mikey Balz won third place with ve bass weighing in at 20.13 pounds and the big bass of the day at 8.12 pounds. Third-place payout was $260 and the Big Bass jackpot was $190. Fourth place went to the team of John Huber and Ken Karoll with ve sh weighing 18.81 pounds. There were 101 bass caught and weighed. Three small sh died but 98 were released alive 100 yards out from the boat ramp and 19 out of 21 teams caught their limit of ve bass. I shed the event with my partner Joe Kozic of Sebring. Joe, who was not in the best of shape for shing the event due to recent surgery on his left hand and wrist, made a valiant effort, but had a dif cult time casting with one hand in bandages. I too had a small problem working the trolling motor with a broken toe, although my poor results were more likely due to our combined lack of knowledge of Lake Placid. Unlike everyone else shing the tournament, Joe and I took off rst thing in the morning to sh the north end of the lake. We were surprised that no other boat started in that area and it really should have told us something. We had three sh in the livewell in the rst hour, with the biggest pushing two pounds, but from there, it only got worse. Moving to the west shoreline, we shed the grass, inside and out, picking up a couple more small sh and nally moving to the SPORTS FISHIN AROUNDDon NortonLake Placid Team TrailSEE FISH | A10 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-SUN SPORTS EDITOR It doesnt get appreciably easier for the young Lake Placid squad tonight, as the Bishop Verot Vikings come to town. Though, at the least, the team spirit and mood should be lifted by this Homecoming week. Homecoming is a special week. Its full of fun stuff going on and can also be a distraction when preparing for the game, head coach Jason Robinson said. Our guys have done a good job of separating the two and getting ready for the game. And there is some good that goes along with the bad, as far as facing the Vikings. Though they have a relatively middling 4-3 record on the season, the fact that they are both a school from a well-populated area, FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEWDragons, Streaks get ready to rollDragons welcome Vikings for Homecoming Freshman QB Tae Williams has been thrown into the re, but has responded well. Now the Dragons just have to give him protection and room to move.SEE FB | A10 BY DAN HOEHNE NEWS-SUN SPORTS EDITOR LAKE PLACID It was a relatively uninspired night, that netted quite inspiring results Tuesday as both the Lake Placid and Avon Park volleyball squads secured their spots in the District 9-4A tournament title game. The Lady Dragons pulled off a sweep over the Mulberry Panthers, though the play was sloppy at times and the sets wound up closer than they should have. We de nitely were not on our A game, but that is usually how we play a team like that, unfortunately, head coach Charlotte Bauder said. Our energy wasnt up. Hopefully they were saving it for Avon Park. Mulberry kept things close in the opening set, staying within 13-12. But a 9-2 run, highlighted by a Mary Grace Bates ace and a Shannon Huber kill from the Lady Dragons, Devils reach title game Dan Hoehne/News-SunSurrounded by Dragon teammates, Sarah Morris rises up for a kill attempt in Tuesdays win over Mulberry.SEE VB | A10 BY JAMES TAYLOR NEWS-SUN CORRESPONDENT The Lake Placid Green Dragon Youth Football and Sebring Blue Streak Youth Football and Cheer will be sending four teams apiece to the second round of the Mid Florida Football and Cheer Conference (MFFCC) playoffs in Okeechobee this Saturday, Oct. 25. With a total of eight teams going and only ve games, Lake Placid and Sebring will battle head to head in three games. The rst game featuring the county rivals will be the opening game of the day with the littlest of players in the ag game. The Lake Placid ag team reached the second round after getting a rst-round bye for winning the district. Sebring played and beat the Okeechobee Brahmans 19-15 in the rst round held in Lake Placid. The ag Dragons comes into the game at 7-3 versus Sebrings 5-6 record. The Green Dragons won the regular season game 14-13. The second game of the day will featured Sebrings unbeaten (100) and unscored upon Mitey Mites against Lake Placid (8-3). The Green Dragons advanced to the second round by beating Okeechobee in the rst round. Lake Placid will not only attempt to dethrone the Blue Streaks as top dog in the Mitey Mites, they will also attempt to be the rst team to score against Sebring, a feat they were unable to accomplish in their regular season matchup as Sebring won 35-0. Sebring not only brings in a dominate defense, their offense is also potent, averaging 32 points per game. The third game of the day will have the Senior Sebring Blue Streaks (8-2) taking the Youth football playoffs move to second roundLake Placid and Sebring square o in three games The Sebring Blue Streak Mitey Mites bring in an o ense that averages 32 points a game while not giving up a single point all season. They face the Lake Placid Green Dragons in the second round of the playo s. Sebring won the regular season game 35-0.SEE YOUTH | A10 i.wc<.IEE IllllAl,6c-;s'k s.;xkw.r. r '" ,`r ,. k t5ec; . .' .r r4vataeIA.^*,7.>.... .................................................... ....


www.newssun.comFriday, October 24, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | A9 TODAYCOLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF MLB WORLD SERIES NHL SATURDAYCOLLEGE FOOTBALL GOLF MLB WORLD SERIES NHL SS PORTS OO N TV SS CORE BOARDWORLD SERIES(Best-of-7) San Francisco 1, Kansas City 1 Tuesday, Oct. 21: San Francisco 7, Kansas City 1 Wednesday, Oct. 22: Kansas City 7, San Francisco 2 Friday, Oct. 24: Kansas City (Guthrie 13-11) at San Francisco (Hudson 9-13), 8:07 / p.m. Saturda y, Oct. 25: Kansas City (Vargas 11-10) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 8-13), 8:07 / p.m. Sunda y, Oct. 26: Kansas City at San Francisco, 8:07 / p.m. x-Tuesda y, Oct. 28: San Francisco at Kansas City, 8:07 / p.m. x-W ednesday, Oct. 29: San Francisco at Kansas City, 8:07 / p.m.NFLAMERICAN CONFERENCEEast W L T Pct PF PA Ne w England 5 2 0 .714 187 154 Buffalo 4 3 0 .571 135 142 Miami 3 3 0 .500 147 138 N.Y Jets 1 6 0 .143 121 185 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 5 2 0 .714 216 136 Houston 3 4 0 .429 155 150 T ennessee 2 5 0 .286 121 172 Jackson ville 1 6 0 .143 105 191 Nor th W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 5 2 0 .714 193 104 Cincinnati 3 2 1 .583 134 140 Pittsburgh 4 3 0 .571 154 162 Cle veland 3 3 0 .500 140 139 W est W L T Pct PF PA Den ver 5 1 0 .833 189 121 San Diego 5 2 0 .714 184 114 Kansas City 3 3 0 .500 142 121 Oakland 0 6 0 .000 92 158NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 6 1 0 .857 196 147 Philadelphia 5 1 0 .833 183 132 N.Y Giants 3 4 0 .429 154 169 W ashington 2 5 0 .286 151 183 South W L T Pct PF PA Carolina 3 3 1 .500 158 195 Ne w Orleans 2 4 0 .333 155 165 Atlanta 2 5 0 .286 171 199 T ampa Bay 1 5 0 .167 120 204 Nor th W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 5 2 0 .714 140 105 Green Bay 5 2 0 .714 199 147 Chicago 3 4 0 .429 157 171 Minnesota 2 5 0 .286 120 160 W est W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 5 1 0 .833 140 119 San Francisco 4 3 0 .571 158 165 Seattle 3 3 0 .500 159 141 St. Louis 2 4 0 .333 129 176 Thur sdays Game San Diego at Denver, late Sundays Games Detroit vs. Atlanta at London, 9:30 / a.m. St. Louis at Kansas City 1 / p.m. Houston at T ennessee, 1 / p.m. Minnesota at T ampa Bay, 1 / p.m. Seattle at Carolina, 1 / p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 / p.m. Miami at Jackson ville, 1 / p.m. Chicago at Ne w England, 1 / p.m. Buffalo at N.Y Jets, 1 / p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:05 / p.m. Oakland at Cle veland, 4:25 / p.m. Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 4:25 / p.m. Green Ba y at New Orleans, 8:30 / p.m. Open: N.Y Giants, San Francisco Mondays Game Washington at Dallas, 8:30 / p.m.NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 7 6 1 0 12 22 21 Tampa Ba y 7 4 2 1 9 21 14 Ottaw a 5 4 1 0 8 14 10 Detroit 6 3 1 2 8 12 10 Boston 8 4 4 0 8 20 20 Toronto 7 3 3 1 7 20 21 Florida 6 2 2 2 6 9 14 Buffalo 7 1 6 0 2 9 26 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Islander s 6 4 2 0 8 22 20 Washington 6 3 1 2 8 20 14 N.Y. Ranger s 7 4 3 0 8 21 23 New Jer sey 6 3 2 1 7 20 20 Pittsburgh 5 3 2 0 6 19 15 Columbus 5 3 2 0 6 15 12 Philadelphia 7 2 3 2 6 22 28 Carolina 5 0 3 2 2 11 18WESTERN CONFERENCECentral GP W L OT Pts GF GA Nashville 6 4 0 2 10 16 11 Chicago 5 4 0 1 9 16 7 Dallas 6 3 1 2 8 21 20 St. Louis 5 2 2 1 5 12 9 Minnesota 4 2 2 0 4 10 4 Winnipeg 6 2 4 0 4 11 16 Colorado 7 1 4 2 4 12 24 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 7 6 1 0 12 25 14 Los Angeles 6 4 1 1 9 15 10 San Jose 7 4 2 1 9 23 20 Calgary 8 4 3 1 9 20 19 Vancouver 5 3 2 0 6 16 16 Arizona 5 2 2 1 5 16 22 Edmonton 7 2 4 1 5 17 29 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 3 Edmonton 3, Washington 2 Anaheim 4, Buffalo 1 Toronto at Ottawa, ppd. Thursdays Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, late Pittsburgh at Detroit, late Vancouver at St. Louis, late Chicago at Nashville, late Arizona at Minnesota, late Carolina at Calgary, late Buffalo at Los Angeles, late Columbus at San Jose, late Fridays Games Dallas at New Jersey, 7 / p.m. T ampa Bay at Winnipeg, 8 / p.m. V ancouver at Colorado, 9 / p.m. Carolina at Edmonton, 9:30 / p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 10 / p.m.NBA PreseasonEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic W L Pct GB T oronto 5 1 .833 Boston 5 3 .625 1 Brooklyn 3 2 .600 1 New Y ork 3 3 .500 2 Philadelphia 2 5 .286 3 Southeast W L Pct GB Atlanta 4 3 .571 Orlando 3 3 .500 Charlotte 3 4 .429 1 Washington 3 4 .429 1 Miami 3 4 .429 1 Central W L Pct GB Cle veland 4 2 .667 Detroit 4 2 .667 Chicago 4 3 .571 Milwauk ee 3 4 .429 1 Indiana 2 4 .333 2WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest W L Pct GB Houston 5 2 .714 New Or leans 4 2 .667 Dallas 3 3 .500 1 Memphis 2 4 .333 2 San Antonio 1 3 .250 2 Northw est W L Pct GB Utah 5 2 .714 Minnesota 4 2 .667 Por tland 2 3 .400 2 Denver 2 5 .286 3 Oklahoma City 2 5 .286 3 Pacic W L Pct GB Golden State 5 2 .714 Phoenix 3 2 .600 1 L.A. Laker s 3 4 .429 2 L.A. Clippers 2 5 .286 3 Sacramento 1 4 .200 3 Wednesda ys Games Houston 90, Orlando 89 Boston 100, Brooklyn 86 New York 103, Washington 100 Memphis 96, Cleveland 92 Minnesota 110, Milwaukee 91 Atlanta 117, San Antonio 107 L.A. Lakers 94, Portland 86 L.A. Clippers 108, Phoenix 105 Thursdays Games Indiana at Charlotte, late Philadelphia at Detroit, late Dallas vs. New Orleans, late Fridays Games Dallas at Orlando, 7 / p.m. Ne w York vs. Toronto at Montreal, Quebec, 7:30 / p.m. Minnesota vs. Chicago at St. Louis, MO, 8 / p.m. Miami at Memphis, 8 / p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 8 / p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 9 / p.m. Sacramento vs. L.A. Lak ers at Las Vegas, NV, 10 / p.m. Den ver at Golden State, 10:30 / p.m. P ortland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 / p.m. SNAPs S HOTs S SPORTSGolf HammockLast Monday, OO ct. 20, the M ezza Group played Individual ProAA m points at Golf H ammock. In AA ight, J im Gulick took rst place with 30 points (-2) and Ike RR ichar ds made 29 points (-3) to take second place. B ight saw Les Camp bell in rst place with his 31 points (+6) and DD enis Shank in second place with 27 points (+3). C ight had a tie for rst place between DD avid Mul ligan s 23 points and John RR obertson s 22 points as both were Even for the day. In DD ight DD anny Gei er took top honors with 28 points (+7) and P aul DD oud came in second with 23 points (+2). E ight was won by Jan Nigh at 24 points (+4) while Joe Hyzny took second place with 23 points (+3). F ight saw (Big) Jim DD aigneault win with 24 points (+7) and J ack Bardel li take second place with 19 points (+2) G ight had a tie for rst place betw een Bob Hughes and DD elbert N elson at 16 points (both were Even) and another tie for second place between DD ave H ankin son and Ed Northrup at 15 points (both w er e -1). H ight was won by Greg Brewer at 21 points (+8) and RR ich RR amazetti gr abbed second place with 15 points (+5). I ight was won by Pete Mezza at 13 points (+1) and Bob Colandrea took second place with 9 points (Even). Next Monday, OO ct. 27, the M ezza Group will contin ue to play at Golf Hammock C C beginning at 7:45 / a.m. P lease arrive by 7:30 / a.m. F or more information and to sign up to play, call Pete at 863-382-1280 or 863414-2110.Lake June West AA Mixed Scramble was played on TT hursday OO ct. 23. Mar garet Schultz and DD ick DD enhart teamed with Larry and Chris Heath to get the win with a 50. TT aking second, with a 51, w ere Joann McGill, John and Gloria Huggett and Bob and Elaine OO rr For closest to the pin, Barb Sydenstricker hit to 15-feet-10-inches from No. 2 and Elaine OO rr got to 11feet, 11-inches fr om No. 8. TT he M ens League played on Wednesday, OO ct. 22, and saw J oe Swartz, Jack McGin nis, AA rtie Maul and Bruce My ers shoot a 40 for the win. Just one shot back, at 41, were Neil Issett, Jay Jans, Bob Berard and L AA rr y Heath. In closest to the pin, Mike RR ogers hit to 10-feet, 7-inch es from No. 2, McGinnis to 5-feet, 2-inches fr om N o. 8 and Issett to just 1-foot, 2 1/2-inches from No. 4.Placid Lakes TT he Mens AA ssociation played a OO ne Best B all, Plus AA ll N et Birdies event on Wednesday, OO ct. 22. John G oble, Jack Hoern er and Gene Miller carded a -24 for the win, with J ack Marceau, Howard TT icknor and RR uss Issacs shooting a -21 for second. Lane Capp, Ed Bartusch and Jim RR ozzy came in thir d with a -19. Isaacs had closest to the pin for the day, sticking his shot on No. 2 to 5-feet, 2-inches. AA Scr amble was played by the Womens AA ssociation on TT uesday, OO ct. 21. Coming in with a 59.3 for the win were Gail Ladig, Barb Moriarity, Narola RR osenberg and J eanne RR an som. Scor ing a 60 for second were RR ose Hunter Karen Wallin, Gloria Ziegler and DD or is Berube, while Bobbie Miller, Von Lacy and Carol OO lsen wer e third with a 61.2. For closest to the pin, Lacy hit to 7-feet, 5-inches from No. 11, and there were two chip-ins on the day. AA lice B itzer holed her chip shot on No. 1 and Ladig dittoed the feat on No. 4.SpringLake OO n TT uesday, OO ct. 21, the S pringLake Mens Golf AA ssociation conducted an I ndividual Net Score competition with members divided into thr ee ights on the Cougar TT rail golf course AA F light included Cou gar Course handicaps from 4 thr u 9; B F light included Cougar Course handicaps 10 thru 17; and C Flight in cluded handicaps from 18 to 26. I n AA F light, rst place went to Joe AA ustin who shot 70; with a 5 handicap he scored a net 65. Second place went to Jan Hard who shot a net 67. TT her e was a tie for third at net 68 between Kirby Gann and Gerry Esty, and fth place was taken by Bill Law ens with a net 69. I n B F light, Bob RR ider took rst honors with a net 64 and Jim Foote got second with a net 65. TT her e was a tie for third at net 67 between Vern Hoffman and Joe TT roia, while fth place went to Edd Vowels net 69. TT her e was a tie for rst place in the C Flight at net 64 strokes between RR on B rochu and DD an Por ter. TT hir d place in C Flight went to Charlie Keniston, who scored a net 65 strokes. DD ave DD ocher ty took fourth with net 68 and RR ay McK en zie came in fth place with a net 69. HH aunted HH all oween 5K/10K set AA V OO N P ARAR K RR idge AA r ea AA r cs Sixth AA nnual H alloween 5K/10K RR ace will hav e a haunted twist this year on Saturday, OO ct. 25, at 8:30 / a.m. in H ighlands Hammock State Park. TT he r ace, coordinated by Chet Brojek, will benet RR idge AA r ea AA r c, providing opportunities for individu als with intellectual and developmental disabilities. TT her e will also be a OO ne M ile Fun RR un for kids un der 10. AA wards will be giv en to the 5K and 10K overall male and female winners; rst, second and third place n ishers in each age category; participant with the most money r aised for the AA r c; and the best Halloween Costume. Early entry fee is $20, which includes a DD ri-F it shirt through OO ct. 21, when the fee goes up to $25. Shirts are guaranteed for early registrations only. Children 10 and under may participate for $10, but a shirt is not included at this rate. TT he r egistration fee also includes admission to the park. Make checks payable and mail to RR idge AA r ea AA r c, 120 W. College DD riv e, AA von P ark, FL 33825. DD onations r aised may be turned in the day of the race. Entry forms and pledge sheets are available at the AA r c, on Facebook at RR idge AA r ea AA r c, at www. or by e-mail at rbeckman@ For questions, call RR hon da B eckman at 863-4521295, ext. 112. SFSCSFSC to host BB ase ball SS ho wcase AA V OO N P ARAR K TT he S outh Florida State College Base ball Showcase will take place S unday Nov. 2, from 8:30 / a.m.-N oon at the Pan ther Field. AA ll play ers who are graduates from 2015-17 are eligible, with the showcase limited to the rst 30 play ers. C ost is $60 and includes a full pro-style showcase, 60-yard dash, throwing by position, batting practice and a live game. RR egistration and check in begin at 8:30 / a.m. and a coaches, players and par ents Q and AA will take place at 9 / a.m. RR egister on the SFSC w ebsite, or by contacting coach RR ick H itt at 863-7847036, hittr@southorida. edu or coach AA ndy P olk at 863-784-7435, andrew. MCAMCA Youth BB ask etballSEB RR ING TT he H ighlands County YY MC AA signups for YY outh Basketball, ages 4-15, ends Monday. Nov. 3. Sign-ups are also being conducted for Cheerlead ing for ages 5-12. F or questions call 3829622. CC hamber GG lo w GG olf on tap SEB RR ING TT he G reater Sebring Chamber of Com merce will hold its inaugural Shot in the DD ark G low Golf TT ournament, presented by Positive Medical TT ranspor t, on Friday, Nov. 7, at Sun N Lake Golf Club. Golfers are challenged by nine holes in the dark of night, guided by glow sticks and a glow-in-the-dark golf ball. TT he tour nament begins in the early evening with nine holes of traditional golf, a break for dinner and cocktails, then golfers head back out for the back nine glow style. TT he ev ent is a four-per son scramble with handicapped ights. TT her e will be cash prizes: $2,000 for hole-in-one, $250 for longest drive and $250 for closest to the pin. Entry fee is $70 per play er, or $250 for a team, and includes gr eens fee cart, drinks on the course, din ner and snacks. C orpor ate sponsorship include a four-person team and hole sign for $325. Hole sponsor signs are only $100. RR egistration is at 2 / p .m., and a shotgun start at 3 / p .m. AA ll pr oceeds benet the Sebring Chamber of Com merce. F or questions call 863385-8448 or email informa TT o register visit glowgolf MM eals OO n WW he els GG olf t ourney is NN ov 22 SEB RR ING TT he 15th AA nnual S ebring Meals OO n Wheels Golf TT ournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Golf Ham mock Country Club. AA continental br eakfast is followed by a shotgun start at 8 / a.m. AA luncheon will follo w the tournament. E ntr y fee is $65 per play er, or $260 a team. Each play er r eceives 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, and is eli gible to participate in the hole-in-one challenges putting contest, door priz es, 50/50 drawing, and silent auction mulligan tickets will also be av ailable C orpor ate sponsors, hole sponsors, door prizes and silent auction items are needed. TT wo corporate sponsor ship packages ar e available: G old sponsors ar e $500, and receive a sign with the sponsors name or com pany logo, complimentary foursome and two car ts for the tournament; and Plati num sponsors, $1,000, receive signage, two complimentary foursomes, and four car ts for the ev ent. Hole sponsors are $100 per hole. For more information, contact the DD irector of OO p erations, Mary Margaret S taik, at 863-402-1818. V olunteers are needed, not just for the golf tourna ment, but all year to deliver meals. P lease consider v olunteering if you have reliable tr anspor tation and a good driving record. TT o become a volunteer or to sign up as a client for the meal delivery, call the ofce at 863-402-1818.22nd AA nnual TT ur key TT ro t 5K set SEB RR ING TT he annu al TT hanksgiving DD ay TT urkey TT rot 5K is set for TT hursday Nov. 27, at Highlands Ham mock State Park with an 8 / a.m. star t. RR egistration on day of race will run from 7-7:40 / a.m. S hirts are guaranteed for pre-registered participants, so you are urged to get your entry in right away. YY ou may register on-line at: http://endurancesport or r equest an application sent to you via email by contacting Chet Brojek at Early entry fee is $20 for a deluxe dri-t 22nd AA n nual TT urkey TT rot 5K shir t by TT hursday Nov. 20. Fee after the November 20 deadline is $30. Come join an expect ed race eld of more than 600 r unners/walkers who will be burning calories be fore heading home to their TT hanksgiving festivities SNAPs S HOTs S GOLF CC OMING U PP High School Football Today Sebring at Lely (Naples), 7 p.m.; Lake Placid vs. Bishop Verot, Homecoming, 7 p.m. ........................................................................................................................................................................ .... .


A10 | NEWSSS U nN | Friday, October 24, 2014 south end of the lake. About 11:30 / a.m., J oe ipped deep into the grass, almost on the bank when a big sh struck his bait and busted through the water, giving us a hear t-stopping glimpse Laying do wn my r od and reaching for the net, I knew it would be a challenge getting to this bass through all the vegetation. After what seemed like an eter nity, we nally reached the bass that had wr apped ar ound the gnarly roots and wasnt interested in getting un-tangled. J oe kept his r od tip high and applied pressure but the lunker just wouldn t move. Finally, I grabbed the braided line with both hands and attempted to pull the bass free. The bass, sensing pressure, pulled hard and the line broke. Still wrapped tight ly around the roots, I gr apped the br oken end of the line that was now oating and held on. A couple of short pulls told me the sh was still there With both of us on our hands and knees, we frantically pulled on the vegetation, only to nd a bare hook, entan gled and embedded in the r oots the bass was gone. It was a heart-breaker for Joe and I, and we both guessed the bass to be in the 7-8 pound range, but had we gotten it in the boat, it wouldn t have helped our paltry catch of four keeper bass. Disappointed, we went back to shing, but just couldnt nd the big bites. The Top 10 ofcial standings in the Lake Placid Tournament Trail after two tournaments. 1st Converse/Fre shour 96 points; 2nd B ennett/M oore 95 points; 3rd Springer/Springer 92 points; 4th -M ar kham/Carr 92 points; 5th Huber/ Karoll 89 points; 6th Sargent/Browning 86 points; 7th McGin nis/Watson 83 points; 8th N or ton/Kovic 79 points; 9th Hutson/ Adams 77 points and 10th -Morgan/Mott 76 points.Roland Martin Marina OpenCongratulations to Ken Karoll and Chris Crow who won the Sat urday, Oct. 11, Roland M ar tin Marina Open on Lake Okeechobee with 24.60 pounds. A total of 62 teams participated in the tour nament. Karoll and Crow won $6,250 for their rst place nish and big bass.Don Norton is a profession FISH FROM PAGE A A 8 Toni Jenkins and the Blue Streaks look to right the ship and get back to their winning ways tonight at Lely.and private, hints at the level of competition they have likely faced. And their r esults have been all over the board, ranging from a 50-7 win over St. Pete Catholic last week, to a 51-3 loss to Ft. Myers early in the season. Bishop Verot also got a dose of what the Dragons experienced last week, as they too fell victim to the Tigers of Clewiston by a count of 56-12 on Friday, Oct. 10. The Vikings offense is a virtually even bal ance between the run and pass as they av er age 127 passing yards per game and 154 on the gr ound. The bulk of the signal calling is done by Q uinn F arrell, who has thrown for 758 yards and 10 TDs. Though Alex McDougal has taken some snaps as w ell, having 131 yards passing for three touchdowns. And those passing touchdowns are quite spread out, with nine different receivers have caught scoring passes. That group is lead by Weston Cole, who has nine catches for 266 yards (29.6 yards per catch) and four touch downs. The B ishop Verot ground game falls mostly on the quick feet of freshman Wil liam Scott, who is aver aging 8.8 yards per car ry, totaling 649 yards and nine TDs Scott gets some breaks when the ball is handed to Ricky Queen (162 yards) and Jimmy Dwyer (143). Verot runs a lot of the same stuff we do. We will need to con tinue to try and stop the r un and for ce them to be one dimensional, Robinson said. We also need to r un the ball better and protect our freshmen QB this week. (Tae Williams) is gamer and is capable of making big time plays but w e need to help him and protect him. The Viking defense can be tough, with 13 sacks on the season, and occasionally op portunistic, with seven fumble r eco veries and four interceptions. But as some of their losses show, they can be scored upon. Football is like life, you have to ght for what you want. You have to be willing to put your whole body, mind and soul on the line each week and you have to hate los ing more than you like winning, R obinson added. We are learning these lessons. The nished pr oduct will be something this community and school will be proud of. We will come out swinging this week. That I promise you.Streaks take on LelyThe Sebring Blue Streaks will be coming off a tough loss to W inter H aven as the Streaks take on Lely in Naples this Friday. Sebring is looking to come back strong after the 41-13, district loss to the Blue Devils. Although, those who saw the game realized that it was a very close game until two min utes into the fourth quar ter when all seemed to go wrong. The Streaks, however, are feeling good and ar e r eady to come back and put up a great game against Lely. We have to stay locked in for all of the four quarters, said head coach LaVaar Scott. Lely is very close to Winter Haven in both size and num bers so we have been stressing to the guys the importance of the focus and determination for this game. I n the game against Winter Haven the Streaks came focused and ready to go as on their rst play the Streaks came out with a nifty trick play that resulted in a 67-yard touchdown pass. Sebring was very cre ative in the contest, as they gained o v er 100 yards on the trick plays. The Blue Streaks are 3-3 on the season, while falling to 0-2 in district play. Even though Lely is not in Sebrings dis trict, this is still an important game, for it can lead to some redemption as Lely beat the S tr eaks by 22 points in last years contest. Sebring is also looking to get out of their slump and back to the winning ways of the beginning of the season. Football great Vince Lombardi once said, The greatest accom plishment is not in nev er falling, but in rising again after you fall, and these words are true for the Streaks. What will be impor tant for the team is about ho w they r ise up after last weeks down fall. S till, it will be a tough game against the 4-3 Lely Trojans, but the Streaks are looking for ward to the battle. The battle will be at Lely H igh School in Naples with kickoff scheduled for 7 / p .m. David DeGenaro FB FROM PAGE A A 8back row, extended it to 22-14, and looked as if the Dragons had pulled it together. But the run only served up a chance for the team to seeming ly relax and the play got slopp y The Panthers rolled off seven of the next eight points, largely aided by the Dragons, to close to within 23-21. But the set was soon nished off by a Jacalyn Baldwin kill to seal the 25-21 win. Lake Placid turned it up enough to make the next two sets less wor risome, winning by 2517 and 25-16 scor es Rachel Alejandro lead the offense with nine kills, followed by Baldwins eight. S etters Maddie Wil son and Kailin Brown set up the offense with 14 and sev en assists, re spectively, while Bates used her jump ser v e to come up with six aces. Bates also anchored the back line of defense with 16 digs. The Lady Red Devils, meanwhile, also turned in a very up and down effort as they were stretched to ve sets in Tuesdays win over McKeel. Just very inconsis tent still, head coach S hane W irries said. I mean we won one set 25-8, then went out and lost the next set. That cant happen. Still, both teams got their respective jobs done to reach the ti tle game and ensure that their season s will continue into the state playoffs. That, not to mention the long-standing, cr oss-county r ivalry, should sure work to inspire the Dragons and D evils mo ving forward. The title match was Thursday at Frostproof, nal not available at press time, with the winner getting a home game in the Class 4A regional and the los ing team taking to the r oad. VB FROM PAGE A A 8 Dan Hoehne/News-SunDani Daigle takes a knee to put this dig aloft Tuesday night. gridiron against the Okeechobee Brahmans (5-6). In their regular sea son matchup, the Blue S tr eaks edged out the Brahmans 14-13 and this game will be highly-contested matchup with the B r ahmans enjoying the home turf. The four th game of the day will showcase the Pee Wee Lake Placid Green Dragon and Se bring Blue Streak teams in their thir d and nal matchup on Saturday. Lake Placid earned a rst-round bye by win ning the district with an 8-2 r ecor d. Sebring (7-4) reached the second round with a 28-16 win over Okeechobee (8-3). This has the makings of a close game as Lake Placid won the regular season game 8-0. The nal game of the day will feature the un defeated Lake Placid G r een Dragon Juniors (10-0) against the Vero Beach Chiefs (6-3). The Chiefs stunned the Okeechobee Brah mans (8-3) to advance to the second r ound. D uring the regular season, the Green D r agons beat the Chiefs 42-7. This Dragon squad averaged nearly 30 points per game while giving up less than three as they enter the playoffs. One thing is cer tain; Highlands County will be sending at least thr ee teams into the third playoff round and possibly up to ve in the MFFCC. That number could be higher as the High lands Eagles ag and v arsity teams enter the second round as well as the Avon Park Red Devils Junior Varsity team. B oth the Eagles and Red Devils are part of the Florida Elite PAL Football and Cheer as they will travel to Lake Wales this Saturday for their second round. YOUTH FROM PAGE A A 8 Lake Placid Akeem Wilson looks to reach the outside lane against Sebring during their regular season matchup. Lake Placid will face Sebring this Saturday in the second round of the playos in Okeechobee. Lake Placid won the regular season game 14-13. owl.J ,l r:a Oil... .................................................... ...


p LIVING B Friday, October 24, 2014 2D0Your Guide To Whats Going On Around TownMaster Gardeners have blowout saleThe Highlands County Master Gardeners are having a blowout sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center. Plants that remained after the Oct. 18 annual sale are Dont Be Bugged OutHighlands Little Theater, 356 W. Center Ave., will be hosting Dont Be Bugged Out from 6-9 p.m. Saturday for those who are looking for an indoor venue where they dont have to hassle ghting the bugs. Along with carnival-style games for children and costume contests for children and adults, there will be a Haunted Alley with creepy Halloween noises and surprises. There will be face painting and a fortune teller who will use Old Maid cards so as not to scare the children. Tickets are $5 and will include a goodie bag, candy, sticker/toy and four game tickets. Crossroads Fellowship will host its Fall Festival from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be games, a chili cook-off, a costume contest, raf es and a silent auction. All proceeds will bene t their Christmas Celebration. Crossroads Fellowship is at 605 State Road 66. Call 863-655-0212. Sebring Church of the Brethren will present its Fun Family Halloween from 4:30-6:30 on Saturday. The free, indoor event will be feature trick-or-treating, contests, games, a cake walk, crafts, and a hot dog dinner. Call 863-273-4296 or visit Placid Lakes Baptist Church will hold its 15th Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a petting zoo, games, food, sweet treats, a bounce house, hay rides and more. The event is free. The church is at 116 Cleveland Ave. N.E. The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 is hosting a Childrens Halloween Party from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 in the Lodge social quarters. There will be games, costume contests, a haunted house, prizes, other surprises and goody bags to take home. All Avon Park Lakes residents are asked to support their community from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Bring your candy to Lake Olivia and help Trunk or Treat. Participants will be circling the lake with vehicles so the kids can walk around the lake and collect candy. Dress your vehicle and yourself up if you like.Lake Placid Sebring Sebring Sebring Avon ParkHalloween parties and fall festivals aboundHAUNTED HAMMOCKThe second annual Haunted Hammock is planned from 5:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission into Highlands Hammock State Park is $5 per person and free for those 5 and under. Rides on the Terror Tram through the Haunted Hammock will be $2. The Friendly Forest will be set up for kids 12 and under. There will be food, ice cream, souvenirs, a costume contest, a coloring contest, and lots of candy. There will be prizes for each contest.SebringCelebrate history in Highway ParkHighway Park Founders Day celebration will continue today and Saturday Fridays events will include a free seniors luncheon and Voice of the Ancestors from noon to 2 p.m. where elders from the community will be encouraged to tell their stories in the fellowship hall at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Call or text 863-840-2995 to reserve seats. From 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Tomika Boone of Sankofa Dance Theatre of Savannah, Ga. will lead a dance workshop; and Felix Jose of Yagozo Latin and will offer a drumming workshop. Critics Cube movie night will be from 8 to 10 Action Revival Church. Saturday will bring the highlights of the Founders Day Celebration with an array of events planned at the MLK Sports Field from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Musical performances will include the University of Florida Gospel Choir. They will be joined by national recording artists Stormy Adkins and NKosi Saint Nik Jones, and Andrea Mathis of Bountiful Blessings Church. Also returning to the stage will be dancer Tomika Boone and drummer Felix Jose. Tobys Clowns will be on hand Saturday to share love and laughter and the JROTC unit from Lake Placid High School will offer a patriotic salute. There will also be good, fun, games, drumming circles and a three-on-three basketball tournament. Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune games will be staged with a host of prizes for the winning teams. A car show and an art exhibit are also on the schedule for Saturday with most of those events being at the sports complex.A screaming good timeThis years Terror Trail, dubbed Carnevil, has a macabre carnival atmosphere. Terror Trail is open from 8-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October, at the Humane Society, 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd., near the Sebring International Raceway. Admission is $12 per person and includes parking and shuttle service. Call 863-214-6508. Terror Trail is too intense for small children. Sebring Thrill the World at SFSCA Thrill the World zombie event and Fundraiser will be held at SFSC from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday at the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Join SFSC Performing Arts Club to break a World Record with this global Thriller event. Zombies of all ages are welcome. Zombie registration is $5 or free for all SFSC Students.Avon Park SebringArc Halloween 5K/10KThe Arcs Halloween 5K/10K Run-Walk will be held on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park. All proceeds will benet the Ridge Area Arc.Sebring Lake Placid Cruisin to a Cure Poker RunThe American Legion Riders Post 74 will hold a Cruisin to a Cure Poker Run Saturday with sign up and breakfast at the American Legion Post 69 on West Bell Street in Avon Park from 8-10 a.m. For more information call 863-8733497.Avon ParkFor adults and children who do not sign on to the macabre side of Halloween there is the Noahs Fall Festival at Avon Park High Schools Joe Franza Stadium from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. The 19th annual event returns after a year-long hiatus. Youngsters and adults can visit the annual festival and its many different booths to play carnival-style games and, of course, receive candy. A health and resource fair will be part of the evening, with activities by the Highlands County Health Department, the Blood Mobile as well as displays from local re departments and a number of local physicians and medical facilities. There will also be a stage for live music. Saturday is Sausage Festival day in Placid Lakes from 1-4 p.m. and the Town Hall. There will be DJ Ben with music and entertainment, along with a selection of sausages including Portuguese chourico, linguica, Polish sausage, Italian sausage, hot dogs, beans, pasta salad, salad, condiments, dessert, coffee, iced tea, bottled water all for $6. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!Avon Park Lake Placid Sausage Festival in Placid Lakes Noahs Fall Festival returns to AP Sebring ` IIr L'FiY1 r1O1TOB[U23-OCiO3ER2LY-WASHINGTON STREETlcqv %\4,PAmc 40f04


B2 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, October 24, 2014 Solution on B5PUZZLE CORNER DEAR ABBY: A former colleague recently moved nearby and sent us an invitation to dinner at her new residence. She lives in an area thats populated by wild peacocks, which she knew before she moved there. A condition of her invitation is that we (my spouse and I) agree to use a type of high-powered water gun to shoot at the peacocks from her balcony while we are visiting. I understand that these birds can be messy (I assume from their droppings). However, we find conditioning the visit upon our willingness to shoot water at the birds disconcerting. Because we find this activity distasteful, should we decline and state why, or accept but make clear that we wont participate in the fowl-watering activity? How does one handle this tactfully? NO FOWL PLAY IN FLORIDA DEAR NO FOWL PLAY: Because your former colleague invited you with the expressed understanding her guests will be expected to fowlwater, which would make you uncomfortable, politely decline the invitation. If you feel you must pass judgment on shooting at the peacocks, all you need to say is you prefer not to shoot at any creature that cant defend itself. DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 30 years and have no children. Now in my mid-50s, I realize what a negative force my husband has been in my life. I was not allowed to have children, and over the years I have lost all family and most friends because he didnt like anyone. He constantly badmouths the town we live in -its my hometown -and any interests I have. He hasnt worked in 10 years since closing his business. I wake up every morning with the thought of just trying to make it through one more day. I am a shell of the person I once was, and dont know where to turn. Please help. NAMELESS IN THE USA DEAR NAMELESS: Get out of the house and out of isolation. Volunteering in your community will give you an escape from your husbands negativity and an opportunity to meet others who are involved in positive activities. He wont like it, but do it anyway. If you do, it will save your sanity.Pesky peacocks are featured in invitation to dinner party DEAR ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. A single uniformed cop shows up in the hitman-out-for-revenge thriller John Wick. He sees blood on the title characters face and hands. Evening John, he says, all friendly even though there have been some noise complaints. Then he leans over to see inside the mans Architectural Digest home and spies a body. You, uh, working again? A non-denial denial. Ill uh, leave you TO it then. Thats the world screenwriter Derek Kolstad and director Chad Stahelski have created. Theres a fraternity (and sorority) of hitmen and women. They all stay at the swank Continental Hotel when visiting Manhattan. The silky and discreet concierge (Lance Reddick, perfect) knows them by name and anticipates their every need. The owner (Ian McShane, spot-on) keeps them up to code. And everybody who sees John Wick wants to leave you TO it, then. The hitwoman (Adrianne Palicki) and men pay for everything with single gold coins contracts, the services of a mob surgeon or the cleaner crew which hauls away the bodies and wipes up the blood. And theres a lot of it. Because John Wick is another one of those guys with particular skills the movies seem overrun with these days. Keanu Reeves is Wick, whom we meet bloodied as he crash es an SUV into a loading dock. A five minute, almost dialogue-free flashback shows us the love of his life (Bridget Moynahan) and her untimely death. Condolences come from the only colleague (Willem Dafoe) to show up at her funeral. Everybody knows John Wick. As in a Western, a bloody-minded young punk (Alfie Allen) messes with the retired man of violence. As in a Western, the punk crosses the link when he shuts up Wicks puppy. And anybody who ever saw a John Wayne movie knows what happens when you mess with a mans dog. Mayhem ensues, which is fitting because one of the supporting players is Dean Winters, a certain insurance companys Mr. Mayhem, cast here as the sidekick to an alarmingly good, wonderfully expressive villain. Michael Nyqvist of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has his best Hollywood role, as Viggo, the Russian mobster who son just crossed the wrong ex-employee. I once saw him kill EIGHT men in a bar...with only a PENCIL! Babay, Viggo calls Wick. Not just The Bogeyman, but the guy you call to KILL the bogeyman. What ensues is pure, unadulterated slaughter, delivered in a style similar to Luc The Transporter Bessons action films, with a touch of John The Killer Woo. Reeves is a bit rough in a few moments where he has to make a speech, but convincingly enraged in others. And fight choreographer Jonathan Eusebio makes great use of him in action. Watch how Reeves holds a gun two hands, headhigh, elbows bent. Notice how he flicks through every clip-change, how he finishes off a mobster with a cursory head-shot. The fights grow bloodier and more personal as the vengeance is dealt. As fodder for fiction, this is strictly C-movie material. But Reeves animates the action and the filmmakers surround him with wonderful co-stars; the quietly menacing McShane, the chop shop operator (John Leguizamo), the dapper cleaner (David Patrick Kelly of The Warriors) and the spitting, hissing Nyqvist. Listen to the way the Swede sputters about having his treasure hoard trashed. Peee-RICE-LESS! 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www.newssun.comFriday, October 24, 2014 | NEWSSS U nN | B3 r rfntbrfntbrtftfttt nffttffff t nttrfnt bn frfnrnt ttbt t f n n n n fn n tr r nr f f ft bb f bb bb nt fff 3098290 r f r f ntb r r f fnt br fb r r f b bt bbbt t bff 3099941 SPECIAL TO THE NEWs S-SUn N On Oct. 7, Highlands County commissioners issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 8-15 H ighlands C ounty Week of the Family. This is the fth year that the commissioners hav e set aside a week to pay tribute to families. The purpose is to str engthen families b y encouraging them to spend more time together. It is believed that str ong families build strong communities. I mpetus for the pr oclamation came from B ette P rine, founder and chair of Highlands County Week of the Family. In todays technological world lled with so many outside distractions, it is easy for family members to be pulled in many differ ent dir ections and we don t want families to lose sight of the impor tance of spending quality time together, Prine said. Each y ear families are asked to focus on at least one way to str engthen their family. In 2012, the focus was on having a w eekly ev ening at home one night a w eek when all members come together for an evening of fun such as a game a movie, and a spe cial treat. Family members were asked to turn off all their cell phones and personal electr onics during that time. Last y ear the focus was on eating meals together as much as possible. According to many family studies, the dinner table is the place for bonding together as a family; a time when family members communicate, get to know one another and lear n the various interests of one another, Prine said. This year families are being asked to focus on expressing appre ciation and affection for one another F amilies need to look for the good in each other and take time to compliment one another S tr ong families devel op an attitude of All for O ne and O ne for All. During Week of the Family, families are encouraged to spend more active time together by attending some of the many family -fr iendly activities available during or near the w eek. This season ther e is the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival on Nov. 1, the Civilian Conservation Corps Festival at High lands Hammock on N o v. 8, the Sebring Kiwanis Club pancake br eakfast on N ov. 1, Drug Free Highlands Our Big Family Night Out red carpet event on Nov. 14 at the Circle Theater in downtown Sebring, to name a few, and there is the Cele bration of the Family on N o v. 15. The Celebration of the Family is a day of tribute to all Highlands Countys families. I t is a day of fun, demonstr ations, on stage pr esentations patriotism, treats, lunch by Chef M ac of the P alms, Magic by Nelson, mar tial arts, clowns, petting z oo Dance Unlimited, Mountain Dew Cloggers, Heart of Highlands Show Chorus, G ame Lane including sack race, three-legged race, and wheelbar row racing, crafts and a cake walk. O n this day Childrens Art Contest and the fourth-grade essay contest winners will be announced and awarded. The many vendors present will teach such things as how to get started on genealogy and safety, while others will educate in differ ent ways pertaining to health, and family ser vices. Hands-on materials will be in abundance and much more will be av ailable for a fun-lled day that families can do together. This will be the second year the very popular Mean, Green Ice C r eam Machine will be on hand dispensing free ice cream to attendees from the back of a J ohn D eere trac tor; the motor of which tur ns the massiv e churns. The Celebration of the Family will be held at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center from 10 / a.m. to 1 / p .m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Vis it the website at www. highlandscountyw eekofthefamily .org or call 863-386-1791.County to celebrate Week of the Family Nov. 8-15 SPECIAL TO THE NEWs S-SUn N SEBRING All About Aging, LLC and the Alzheimers Association collaborated and put together a candlelight vigil for families touched b y Alzheimer s Disease and related de mentia last week. The vigil was H osted b y the Palms of Sebring. Lisa Rodriguez, ger iatr ic care manager and dementia practitioner with All About Aging, talked to a gr oup of more than 25 family members about how Love Never Fails and Its all about Love in getting through their journey. She also said that in Highlands Coun ty there are over 5,100 families touched b y Alzheimers Disease and that is not counting other dementias and families that are struggling to cope and havent reached out yet. That, she said, is why it is important for all of us to bring awareness to this dev astating disease. She also said whether they w ere there to light a candle to honor of their loved one or in memory of their loved one, she wanted them to know they will never be alone that they and other organizations are there and willing to help them. Cindy Canales, pro gram specialist with the Alzheimer s Association, recited the Alzheimers Prayer for faith, suppor t for car egivers, love, guidance and hope of one day nding a cur e. Shannon Reed Simp son from the Shannon R eed B and sang Never Alone by Lady Antebellum and Amazing G r ace to close a beautiful evening.Palms of Sebring hosts candlelight vigil for Alzheimers victims Courtesy photoA candlelight vigil was held last week at The Palms of Sebring to help raise awareness of Alzheimers Disease and its aect on more than 5,000 people in the county. c uw,ANDFLORI I PALUMNIASSOCIATIONt_ r


B4 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, October 24, 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 ser vices. Pro visions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 3850752. S pring L ake Baptist C hurch, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valen cia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Ser vice, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S unridge Baptist C hurch, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C ATHO LICO ur L ady of Grace C atholic C hurch, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (Sep tember to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t. C atherine C atholic C hurch, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (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 ser vice, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation 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, October 24, 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 When Herbert Hoover was the President of the United States, he, Mrs. Hoover, and an ofcial group stopped one Sunday at a little church building nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Most of the members of the tiny congregation were absent and had not given much thought as to the impor tance of assembling on that particular morning for worship. Only 13 people were present when the Hoovers and their companions arrived. Afterward, the absent members said, If we had known that the President would be there, we would have gone to worship. There are people who assemble to worship our Lord only when they get around to it. Others come when there is a special event that has attracted their attention. Some come only to let everyone else know that they are there. Now, although coming for all these reasons can do a person some good, they are not the reasons that please God. The Lord expects us to come to worship with an attitude of praise to His name because we desire to do so more than anything else. Can anyone truly say that coming together to sing praises to God is without purpose? Can anyone truly doubt the essential nature and pow er of the prayers of the church? Can anyone truly believe that reading and studying the word of God does one absolutely no good? Most of us would cry, Certainly not! We answer that way because we know by faith and experience of the good that comes by doing things Gods way. However, there are still those who choose not to see the benets of coming together to glorify God and encourage others to grow spiritually. God calls on each of us to seek rst His kingdom and His righteousness... (Matthew 6:33) That means that we must put godly things above all other things. In Matthew 5:6, Jesus blesses those who hunger and thirst for righteousness... Thus, we need to spiritually crave those things that draw us closer to God. When children of God neglect to assemble with faithful Christians and worship God, they miss out on time with someone innitely more important than the President of the United States. Yes, they miss out on time with the King of all Kings and the Lord of all Lords! Dont miss out 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@ The above instructions may be impossible regarding a rie, but is it absolutely a must regarding the disciples walk with the Master, Jesus, the Christ and Jehovah God. As Paul was instructing young gospel preachers Timothy and Titus, such instructions were given in Titus 2:11-14. This directive is according to the grace of God. This walk involves some negatives: denying ungodliness and worldly lusts. As in any journey, precautions must be taken to avoid perilous situations. Eyes and ears need to be opened so to avoid the dangers of darkness, spiritual ignorance. O Timothy, guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge-by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen (1 Timothy 6:20,21). But the walk with the Master is a way of positive action and inuence: soberly, righteously and godly. Soberly (sensibly NASV) would include spiritual self control as admonished in Titus 2:2,5,6. Righteously conveys the idea of upright living guided by a Divine standard in a world gone astray. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is protable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16.17); How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word (Psalm 119:9). Godly would be a life that manifests the qualities of Deity. This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). Pay close attention to where and when this is to be done: In the present age! This is the rst direction of aim here and now. Jesus spoke of this situation: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16). Sadly, many people claim to be willing to die for Christ but are not willing to live for Him. Living daily requires a move out of me-ville and this is a move that is daunting to many. Let no man despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity (1 Timothy 4:12). The second aim of the Christians walk is clearly stated: Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. It is interesting to note the balance between the two directions: here and now and looking forward to eternity. This balance is evident throughout Pauls instructions to Titus and Timothy ... who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works (Titus 2:14); Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both your self and those who hear you and Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life (1 Timothy 4:16; 6:17-19). As noted above, keeping the balance between living and serving faithfully in the kingdom now and the expectation of the glories of eternity/ heaven requires diligent effort and focus. Listen to Pauls struggle: For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the esh is more needful for you (Philippians 1:23,24). Perhaps the following was ever before his mind: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9).Frank Parker can be con tacted at frankparker27@ in two directionsFrank ParkerGUEST COLUMN .................................... ........................................G Y P A B E D D A H R U N ICA M E S P I A Nil S IMN A N A P O N D G C DS H O R S O O T A M RK A L I N D A IS H A R M ACIE G OD U O S E L M SE S C E L IP E T E R F L O R R I C KS H A D S A T I C A B L EH O C M A R S N E I LE P I C E N E A X E LD E F A T E N EH Y D E S T Y


B6 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, October 24, 2014 RELIGION Avon Park Christian ChurchAVON PARK The pastor will bring a sermon, Gods Plan of Salvation, on Sunday. The scripture comes from Jeremiah 18:7,8. Avon Park Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank). Call 863-453-5334 or email with any questions or to request information.Christian Training ChurchSEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Reminders: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is the Gospel of John.Church of Buttonwood BaySEBRING Pastor Cecil Hess will speak on Lets Go to Emmaus on Sunday. The church is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For information, call 863-382-1737.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver a sermon Sunday based on scripture from Matthew 22:34-40. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 863-471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc. com.Faith Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Sunday morning, Pastor Bill Cole will preach The Assurance of the Resurrection from the book of 1 Corinthians, and Parables of the Kingdom from the Gospel of Mark in the evening. Family Movie Night tonight is Gods Not Dead! Visit the churchs website at www. faithbaptistchurchLP. com or call the church ofce at 863-465-0060. The church is at 660 Holmes Ave.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday, Faith Lutheran Church celebrates Reformation Sunday. The pastor, Rev. Robert J. Maulella, will deliver his ser mon, Obedience in Prayer. At 4 p.m. Sunday, Faith Lutheran Church will host the Heartland Circuit Reformation Service and Installation of Rev. Robert J. Maulella. Following the service there will be an Oktoberfest meal at the price of $5 per person.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Pastor John Becks sermon will be 1 Peter 2:11-12. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 863-452-6681 or email Baptist Church of Lake JosephineSEBRING Pastor Kevin Ahrens will continue his series Sunday morning on the signicance on numbers in the Bible, this week being . Sunday evening, the pastor continues on the Armor of God with The Power of Prayer. For more information, call 863-655-1524.First Christian Church of Sebring Disciples of ChristSEBRING The message on Pastor Appreciation Sunday is from Ephesians 4: 11 and I Thessalonians 5: 12-13. The message will be A Shepherds Duties by Linda Ellis. Greeting the congregation will be Todd Martin. Elders will be Marla Null and Sandra Laufer. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0352 for information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Rev. Ed Fleagles sermon is titled The Goodness of God based on Matthew 7:7-12. This is Clergy Appreciation Month. Rev. and Mrs. Fleagle are requesting that a donation be made in their name to either Outreach North America or World Witness. Guest pianist will be Mary Ann Fleagle. Special music will be provided by Bev Rudd singing God Will Take Care of You. The adult Sunday school class will be taught by Rev. Ed Fleagle. Sundays lesson is titled The Guarantee of Our Inheritance based on Number 27:1-11 and 36: 1-13. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with entrances on Lagrand Street). 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 website.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Rev. Darrell A. Peers sermon on Sunday will be God Has His Hand on History, using Daniel 2:36-43 for scriptural reference. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. Call 863-385-0107 information.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING The pastor continues the sermon series Davids Church on Sunday. The Tuesday home Bible study series continues with Things You Gotta Know, looking at six fundamental topics in an eye-opening way. Call the church ofce at 863-658-2534 for directions, times and other information or listen live on the web at Grace Pointe Ministries meet at Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Taming the Tongue, with scripture from James 3:1-12. The service will include Heartland Worship Choir and a special by Mary VanHooreweghe and Flossi Moore. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 863-314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Celebrating Our Congregation Sunday is next week. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. behind the Tower in Lake Placid.New Beginnings ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Gary Kindles sermon is titled The Truth Will Set You Free based on John:8:31-36. The churchs present location is The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. For more information, call 863-835-2405.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday Bible lesson is Hope Satisfies, taken from Job 42. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. The Sunday evening service will be the end-of-themonth sing. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. For information, call 863-382-3552.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s sermon topic Sunday will be Why All This Talk About Love? Biblical reference is from Matthew 22:34-46. Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor John Davis will preach the sermon, Send in the Clowns with scripture from Psalm 90:1-6 and 13-17. The church is at 5887 U.S. 98 in Sebring. Contact the church at 863-6550713 for additional information. SNAPSHOTS CHUR C H SERVICES Myra Green performs The Woman at the WellSEBRING Myra Green with Bible Alive Theatre will perform The Woman at the Well at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at Sparta Road Baptist Church, 4400 Sparta Road. Green is an accomplished singer, actress, play write and Bible teacher. She speaks with excitement from her personal journey with Jesus, and uses the Bible as a foundation for everything she teaches. A love offering will be taken. For information, call 863-382-0869.First United Methodist Church hosts Fall Fun FestSEBRING Fall Fun Fest will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church of Sebring. The festival will include a chili cook off, cake walk, bounce house, games, costumes and Trunk or Treat. This event is open to the community. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church ofce for information at 863-385-5184.First Baptist plans HomecomingLORIDA The 70th Homecoming at First Baptist Church of Lorida will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. The Homecoming speaker will be Rev. Rick Blythe of Encouraging Gods Servants and worship in music by the Gulf State Quartet. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service. There will be no Sunday school or evening service on Nov. 2. The church is just of U.S. 98 in Lorida. For more information, call 863-655-1878.Temple Church of God holds revivalLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Temple Church of God, 51 Lake June Road, will begin Revival on Sunday, Oct. 26 and run through Tuesday, Oct. 28. Sunday services start at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. while Monday and Tuesday services begin at 7 p.m. There will be special singing nightly. The evangelist will be Bishop Robert Thurman from Missouri. For additional information, call the church office at 863-465-4931.Center has Christmas saleAVON PARK The Community Services Processing Center, 2400 Hartford Drive (across the road from Avon Boulevard) will have a Christmas in October Toy and Christmas Ornament sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. SNAPSHOTS LO cC A L RR E L IGION N E W sS SEBRING Faith Lutheran Church invites the community to share in the joy of welcoming Rev. Robert Maulella as the pastor of the church. This celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday with pre-service music beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Maulella was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the second son of four boys. He attended Lutheran schools from seventh grade through high school, where he came to know Jesus. He graduated with honors, from Concordia Bronxville, N.Y. in 1987 with a bachelors degree in Biology, a Secondary Education Certicate and a Lutheran Teachers Diploma. He taught science and math in a Lutheran Schools in New York and Denver. Upon feeling the call to be a pastor, he and his family moved to St. Louis. Maulella spent one year in Omaha, Neb. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church serving his pastoral internship and graduated in May of 1997 from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. He served for seven years at Concordia Lutheran Church and School in Miami. In 2004 he accepted a call to Prince of Peace Lutheran in Douglasville, Ga. where he served for six years. In 2005 Prince of Peace opened a preschool, now a full day preschool. In 2010, he was guided to seed a church in West Georgia based on the Up, In and Out model of Jesus. He served as interim pastor for a year and a half at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School until July 2014. Maulella enjoys gardening, landscaping, tiling and the great outdoors. Linda, the pastors wife, has a bachelors degree in Music and Elementary Education from Concordia Bronxville, N.Y. and a masters in Music Education from Queens College, N.Y. She has taught music in eight Lutheran elementary schools. She has also served as Minister of Music at ve Lutheran churches in New York, Missouri, Florida and Georgia. The couple has a daughter, Gianna Rose, born in 2003.Maulella to lead Faith Lutheran ChurchSPECIAL TO THE NEWS-SUN Courtesy photo RR ev. RR obert Maulella will be welcomed as the pastor of Faith L utheran Church with a celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday. Find git in theClasslfl


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B10 | NEWS-SUN | Friday, October 24, 2014 TODAYIntervals of clouds and sunshine83 / 60Winds: NE at 7-14 mphMostly sunny81 / 58Winds: N at 6-12 mphSATURDAYSunshine and delightful82 / 61Winds: NE at 3-6 mphSUNDAYMostly sunny and nice85 / 66Winds: E at 6-12 mphMONDAYPartly sunny and pleasant87 / 67Winds: ESE at 7-14 mphTUESDAY High .............................................. 9:25 a.m. Low ............................................... 3:06 a.m. High .............................................. 9:34 p.m. Low ............................................... 3:30 p.m. High .............................................. 1:53 a.m. Low ............................................... 9:08 a.m. High .............................................. 3:47 p.m. Low ............................................... 8:29 p.m. Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 15.87 Normal ............................................... 14.51 High Sunday .......................................... 85 Low Sunday ........................................... 56 High Monday ......................................... 88 Low Monday .......................................... 64 High Tuesday ......................................... 82 Low Tuesday .......................................... 63 High Wednesday .................................... 85 Low Wednesday ..................................... 66 Relative humidity .................................. 47% Expected air temperature ....................... 82 Makes it feel like .................................... 83 Monday ............................................... 29.89 Tuesday ............................................... 29.91 Wednesday ......................................... 29.88 Monday ............................................... 0.00 Tuesday ............................................... 1.60 Wednesday ......................................... 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 3.12 Year to date ....................................... 49.48Sunrise 7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Sunset 6:50 p.m. 6:49 p.m. Moonrise 8:04 a.m. 9:01 a.m. Moonset 7:33 p.m. 8:19 p.m.Albuquerque 77/51/s 78/53/s 76/51/s Atlanta 73/49/s 76/60/s 83/56/s Baltimore 66/42/pc 67/48/s 65/40/s Birmingham 74/46/s 78/55/s 84/58/s Boston 55/45/c 62/49/s 58/45/c Charlotte 70/42/pc 74/50/s 80/49/s Cheyenne 77/43/s 74/43/s 69/37/pc Chicago 65/52/pc 67/41/s 62/49/s Cleveland 60/47/pc 64/45/pc 57/39/s Columbus 63/45/pc 67/41/pc 62/40/s Dallas 86/63/s 90/64/s 88/65/s Denver 82/46/s 80/47/s 77/42/pc Detroit 60/47/pc 65/44/pc 58/40/s Harrisburg 66/43/pc 67/48/s 64/41/pc Honolulu 86/74/pc 86/74/s 87/74/s Houston 82/56/s 86/56/s 85/63/s Indianapolis 66/50/pc 71/43/pc 67/51/s Jackson, MS 76/47/s 81/53/s 86/55/s Kansas City 80/56/s 78/57/s 81/62/s Lexington 67/48/pc 71/47/pc 71/50/s Little Rock 78/56/s 86/60/pc 87/60/s Los Angeles 87/64/s 80/59/pc 76/56/pc Louisville 69/51/pc 76/48/pc 74/56/s Memphis 74/56/s 83/60/s 85/63/s Milwaukee 63/51/pc 64/42/s 59/46/s Minneapolis 70/48/pc 63/39/s 63/48/c Nashville 70/47/s 78/51/s 80/57/s New Orleans 77/60/s 79/58/s 83/62/s New York City 63/49/pc 64/54/s 62/49/c Norfolk 68/50/s 69/54/s 72/51/s Oklahoma City 86/61/s 90/62/s 87/63/s Philadelphia 66/46/pc 68/53/s 63/46/pc Phoenix 96/69/s 96/71/s 91/62/s Pittsburgh 59/45/pc 62/42/pc 59/37/pc Portland, ME 54/40/sh 61/46/pc 58/42/c Portland, OR 60/51/r 64/49/r 57/48/c Raleigh 70/43/s 72/52/s 76/45/s Rochester 59/43/pc 63/45/sh 54/39/c St. Louis 75/61/pc 79/52/pc 78/63/s San Francisco 75/62/s 74/60/r 73/57/pc Seattle 58/50/c 60/51/r 57/48/sh Wash., DC 68/49/s 70/54/s 67/47/s Cape Coral 84/64/sh 82/60/pc 83/62/s Clearwater 81/65/pc 80/63/s 81/65/s Coral Springs 82/71/r 82/67/pc 83/69/s Daytona Beach 77/60/pc 79/56/s 81/60/s Ft. Laud. Bch 80/72/r 83/70/pc 83/72/s Fort Myers 83/66/r 83/60/pc 83/62/s Gainesville 76/50/s 78/49/s 82/53/s Hollywood 82/70/r 83/67/pc 84/69/s Homestead AFB 80/71/r 82/67/pc 82/69/s Jacksonville 75/49/s 77/50/s 82/54/s Key West 82/75/r 83/74/pc 82/76/s Miami 81/71/r 83/68/pc 84/70/s Okeechobee 81/62/c 80/59/pc 80/61/s Orlando 80/61/pc 81/56/s 82/60/s Pembroke Pines 82/70/r 83/67/pc 84/69/s St. Augustine 75/59/s 76/57/s 79/60/s St. Petersburg 82/64/pc 80/63/s 82/64/s Sarasota 82/62/pc 82/60/s 81/61/s Tallahassee 78/45/s 79/50/s 85/53/s Tampa 82/61/pc 81/60/s 83/62/s W. Palm Bch 82/71/r 82/68/pc 82/68/s Winter Haven 82/60/pc 81/57/s 83/60/s Acapulco 88/77/t 87/77/pc 86/76/pc Athens 67/58/r 64/54/r 60/53/sh Beirut 80/69/s 83/69/s 83/65/s Berlin 51/38/pc 54/46/c 58/45/s Bermuda 79/71/s 79/70/pc 80/68/c Calgary 55/28/pc 52/34/pc 47/29/pc Dublin 53/46/c 57/49/pc 58/52/sh Edmonton 53/24/pc 51/31/c 46/27/pc Freeport 81/70/r 81/70/pc 83/70/s Geneva 55/40/pc 60/43/s 62/44/pc Havana 84/69/r 82/66/t 84/66/pc Hong Kong 85/77/c 85/77/r 86/77/c Jerusalem 73/56/s 76/57/s 76/56/s Johannesburg 83/56/t 78/55/t 74/54/t Kiev 36/21/c 36/21/s 41/23/s London 62/46/r 60/49/pc 60/51/pc Montreal 55/36/c 55/46/sh 50/39/c Moscow 26/12/c 26/19/c 32/23/pc Nice 71/55/pc 70/56/s 69/57/pc Ottawa 57/33/c 56/40/sh 50/37/c Quebec 47/37/r 52/41/c 46/36/c Rio de Janeiro 82/70/s 82/70/pc 79/68/t Seoul 69/52/pc 69/49/pc 68/47/pc Singapore 89/80/s 89/79/s 89/78/t Sydney 81/64/pc 83/63/s 74/62/pc Toronto 59/42/pc 60/44/c 54/36/pc Vancouver 56/46/c 55/47/r 57/45/sh Vienna 48/39/r 50/40/s 52/38/pc Warsaw 39/26/s 43/31/s 51/35/s Winnipeg 65/41/pc 54/33/pc 51/38/pc Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. The noreaster that has been impacting the Northeast will being to depart the region today as rain tapers off and winds diminish. Breezy conditions will still be experienced over much of the Northeast; however, winds will not be nearly strong as they were earlier in the week. Unsettled weather is also in the forecast for South Florida as heavy rain over Miami and the Florida Keys will raise the threat of ooding. Those elsewhere in the East will have dry weather. The Plains and Southwest will also have sunshine. National Forecast for October 24 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. Intervals of clouds and sunshine today. Partly cloudy tonight. Mostly sunny tomorrow. Sunday and Monday: sunshine and delightful. Tuesday: partly sunny and pleasant. In 1911, the World Series endured its longest string of rain outs, six days. The Philadelphia As and New York Giants resumed play on Oct. 24. Clouds and sun today. Winds northeast 7-14 mph. Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 60% and fair drying conditions. Partly cloudy tonight. Sunday. and Saturday. a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast Oct 23Oct 30Nov 6Nov 14 Today SaturdayForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 75/49 76/50 77/52 77/60 80/61 82/60 82/61 81/65 82/64 82/62 83/66 83/69 81/62 82/71 80/72 81/71 78/45 78/52 77/53 83/60 83/60 82/62 84/60 84/60 83/61 82/75 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. 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