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H IGHLANDS N EWS -S UN VOL. 101 | NO. 309 | $1.00 Y OUR H OMETOWN N EWSPAPER S INCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Lottery ........................... A2 NASCAR .......................... B3 Obituaries ...................... A8-9 Around Town .................... D1 Classifieds ...................... B4-9 Comics ....................... B9-12 Highlands Health ................. C1 TV Listings ....................... D6 Viewpoints ....................... A6 Weather ......................... A12 Good morning To James Streenz Thanks for reading! County landfill catches fire overnightBy PHIL ATTINGERS TAFF W RITERSEBRING — Fire crews don’t yet know why or how a re started at the Highlands County landll early Tuesday morning. Later that morning, Highlands County Fire Rescue Chief Marc Bashoor reported that the re, which he described as “deep-seated” and approximately an acre in size, was “under control.” HCFR reghters start ed battling the blaze at approximately 12:20 a.m. Tuesday at the landll off of Arbuckle Creek Road. Volunteers from all over the county answered the call, along with three paid re crews and two of the cross-trained medical units. Fire units included Highlands Lakes Engines 1 and 2, Sun ‘N Lake Engine 7, West Sebring Engines 9 and 10, DeSoto City Engine 19, Lorida Engine 24, Leisure Lakes Engines 29 and 30, Highlands Park Engine 33, Lake Placid Engine 36 and Sun ‘N Lakes Engine 41, along with the HCFR Rehab unit, Battalion Chief 1, and the Operations Deputy. Florida Forest Division brought in a supply of surplus foam re sup pressant normally saved for such res, Bashoor said over the phone later that morning. Landll staff used heavy machinery to open the area and separate the trash to get at hot spots, similar to the way COURTESY PHOTO/HIGHLANDS COUNTY FIRE RESCUE Highlands County Fire Rescue volunteer and paid reghters battle a deep-seated blaze early Tuesday morning in the county landll o Arbuckle Creek Road. It was under control within 12 hours. Ocials reported the cause is unknown, but likely smoldering garbage that should not have been dumped into the landll. By PHIL ATTINGERS TAFF W RITERSEBRING — Kevin Roberts has been elected to the District 1 seat on the Highlands County Board of County Commission. Scott Kirouac has taken the District 3 seat. Roberts, in early voting, partial mail-in voting and all 25 precincts reporting, had 70.05% of the vote with 35,239 votes. His opponent, Carmelo Garcia, had 39.95% with 15,065 votes. Kirouac, from early voting, partial mail-in votes and all 25 precincts, had 69.39% with 34,869 votes. Bobbie Smith-Powell, his opponent, had 30.61% with a total of 15,383 votes. Turnout was high this elec tion, with 40,108 ballots cast before Election Day in early and mail-in voting — roughly 60.5% of the county’s 66,317 eligible registered voters. The nal turnout, as of the end of Tuesday night, was 52,196 or 78.71% of registered voters. It beat the record 75.29% turnout from the 2016 general election. The 2018 mid-term election also set a record for that type Roberts, Kirouac elected to county commission Will join Campbell, Rapp, Tuck on dais KIROUAC ROBERTS COUNTY | 4A By MARC VALEROS TAFF W RITERSEBRING — Incumbent Greg Steube (REP) easily won re-election in the Congressional District 17 race with 64.27% of the vote at presstime with Allen Ellison (DEM) receiving 34.56% and Theodore “Pink tie” Murray (NPA) with 1.17%. The 17th Congressional District includes Highlands, Charlotte, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, and Okeechobee counties, along with portions of Lee, Polk, and Sarasota counties. As of press time, Steube was 248,632 votes (64.28%) across the district to Ellison’s 134,050 (34.48%) and Murray’s 4,748 (1.24%). Steube has served in the House since Jan. 3, 2019. President Donald Trump won big again in Highlands County with 66.83% of the vote over former Vice President Joe Biden, who had 32.35%. In the 2016 Presidential Election, Highlands County voted overwhelming for Trump, who garnered 64.26% of the vote to Hillary Clinton with 32.46%. At press time, two amendments to the Florida Constitution appear to have been voted down, Amendments 3 and 4. The statewide voting results of the Constitutional Amendments at press time follows (amendments require 60% to pass): 1. Citizenship Requirement to Vote in Florida Elections — Yes for approval 79.07%. “This amendment provides that only United States citizens who are at least 18 years of age, a permanent resident of Florida, and registered to vote as provided by law, shall be qualied to vote in a Florida election.” 2. Raises Florida’s minimum wage — Yes for approval 61.06%. “Raises minimum wage to $10 per hour effective Sept. 30, 2021. Each Sept. 30 thereafter, minimum wage shall increase by $1 per hour until the minimum wage reaches $15 per hour on Sept. 30, 2026. From that point forward, future minimum wage increases shall revert to being adjusted annually for ination starting Sept. 30, 2027.” 3. All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet — Yes for approval 56.84%. This would have allowed the two highest vote getters in a race to advance to the general election. 4. Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments — Yes for approval 47.23%. This would have required a constitutional amendment to gain approval by 60% of vot ers during a second general election before it could take effect. 5. Limitation on Homestead Property Tax Assessments; increased portability period to transfer accrued benet — Yes for approval 74.48%. The Save Our Homes program will expand from the current two years to three years, increas ing the amount of time you would be able to move those benets to another home. 6. Ad Valorem Tax Discount for Spouses of Certain Deceased Veterans Who Had Permanent, Combat-Related Trump wins Highlands Steube reelected to Congress MARC VALERO/STAFF Highlands County Supervisor of Election workers and volunteers prepare Tuesday evening for the poll workers to check-in in the lobby of the Highlands County Government Center. STEUBE TRUMP | 4A By KIM MOODYS TAFF W RITERSEBRING — Kaylee Tuck became a third generation elected ofcial to serve Highlands County residents as of Tuesday night. Linda Tripp-D and Tuck-R, a 26-year-old lane use attorney from Sebring, vied for Florida House of Representatives District 55 seat, held by incum bent Republican Cary Pigman. The unofcial results from the Highlands County Supervisor of Elections had Tuck as the win ner on Tuesday night. According to, Tuck won with 69.86% of the vote compared to Tripp’s 30.14% of the vote in the state. In total, there were 74,085 votes. The ofcial results will not be in until Nov. 22, per Highlands County Supervisor of Election Penny Ogg. The State Representative has a term of two years with a four term maximum, or eight years. Pigman was originally elected in 2012 and will be vacating his seat because of term limits. According to “Business Insider,” the District 55 salary is $29,697. District 55 encompasses Highlands, Glades, part of St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties. The breakdown of the votes as of press time on Tuesday night were as follows: Highlands: Tuck earned 34,583 votes while Tripp earned 16,101 votes. Glades: Tuck’s 3,748 votes to Tripp’s 1,353 votes. Okeechobee: Tuck had 11,433 votes compared to Tripp with 4,129 votes. St. Lucie: Tuck took 1,992 votes and Tripp had 746 votes. In those counties, Tuck had 51,756 votes in total whereas Tripp had 22,329 votes overall. Tuck shared her views on a successful campaign. “It feels great,” she said. “I’ve Tuck wins Florida House of Representatives District 55 TUCK HOUSE | 4A LANDFILL | 4A rrn rnnnrrnrrnrnnrnnnrnrrnrnrnrnnrn  ­­€‚ƒ‚‚‚„€‚  ­…„€†‡…ˆ„… €‚ ‰Š‹ Œƒ‹    rrnnn adno=00048007 nnn n  nnn 2000 Additional Newspapers Delivered to the Community Courtesy of Lucy Salgado of United Health Care adno=00048548


A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2020 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487-900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 321 Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry office(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an affiliate of DR Media. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to : Highlands News-Sun, 321 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands 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. 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PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classified Account Executive 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 legals@highlandsnewssun.comHIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE VP & PUBLISHER, D-R MEDIA Timothy D. Smolarick 863-386-5624 CORPORATE EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Amanda Young 863-386-5844 CORPORATE CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley 863-385-6155 EDITORIAL Allen Moody, Highlands Sun Editor, Weekend Editor 863-386-5841 SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to 321 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. That Will Make You SMARTER 5 THINGS1. The Electoral College was one of the great compromises of the Constitutional Convention. The del-egates in Philadelphia couldn’t agree on a meth-od to elect a chief exec-utive, which was a new concept in 1787. Seminal Founding Fathers James Wilson, James Madison, John Dickinson, Roger Sherman and Gouverneur Morris worked out the details. 2. Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution says that current federal employees can’t be electors, specif-ically, a “Person holding an Of ce of Trust or Pro t under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.” 3. Aside from the basic constitutional require-ments, states control the elector selection and voting process. 4. A Faithless Elector is an elector who ignores their pledge to vote for a certain candidate. They are rare in Electoral College history. 5. In 1836, while Martin Van Buren won the presi-dential election outright, nearly two dozen faithless electors refused to vote for Van Buren’s vice pres-idential running mate, Richard Mentor Johnson. On February 9, 1837, Congress opened the vote certi cates and conrmed that 23 electors in Virginia voted for another candidate, William Smith of Alabama. 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Florida added 4,637 new cases in the Tuesday update from the Florida Department of Heath for a total of 816,700 cases. There were 56 new resident deaths for a total of 16,890 Florida residents who have died due to the pandemic. Highlands had a daily increase of 26 new cases in the latest update for a total of 2,758 who have been infected. There was one more death in the county due to COVID-19 for a total of 119 who have died over the course of the pandemic. Highlands County has had 151 new cases in the past 7 days and 284 new cases in the past 14 days. Highlands currently has 32 people hospital-ized with the virus while statewide there are 2,486 in the hospital due to the coronavirus. Previous day testing results show a statewide positivity rate of 7.49% and Highlands with a positivity rate of 6.36%. Okeechobee County had a previous day positivity rate of 15.22% with 7 new cases. Hendry County had a previous day positivity rate of 13.21% with 7 new cases. Those Florida counties showing the highest in-crease in the Tuesday re-port were Brevard — 149, Broward — 512, Dade — 859, Hillsborough — 225, Lee — 139, Palm Beach — 365, Pinellas — 138 and Polk — 116. Nationwide, there have been 9,344,717 virus cases and 232,173 deaths. Worldwide, there have been 47,235,585 cases and 1,210,335 deaths attributed to COVID-19. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHAndrus charged in Oct. 13 arson caseBy ROBERT MILLERN EWS C LERKSEBRING — Britney Lee Andrus, 24, of Lake Placid, was charged last Friday with arson in connection to a house re on Oct. 13. As previously reported in an Oct. 14 story in the Highlands News-Sun, res-idents smelled smoke and got themselves and their kids out safely from a re that destroyed their home early Tuesday morning, Oct. 13. The American Red Cross was called to aid the family, said Capt. Austin Maddox with Sebring Fire Department, but the house in the 4800 block of Second Street was a total loss. According to the arson report, the home was a total loss estimated for structure and contents at approximately $18,000. The re originated in an unoccupied bedroom from the ignition of bedding material on the bed. The ignition mate-rial was an open ame placed on the bed, the report said. The three children were asleep and the two adults were in their bedroom for only 10 minutes when they no-ticed a burning or smoke smell. Andrus had been the only one up and about prior to the re’s discovery, according to the report. The adults found ames and smoke in the unoccupied room and quickly removed them-selves and the children from the home. Andrus was nowhere to be found. Fire ghters were able to clear the scene in a few hours and no injuries were reported. Andrus was charged with one felony count of rst degree arson of a dwelling. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Of ce executed a warrant for her arrest on Friday, Oct. 30. She is currently in the Highlands County Jail on $15,000 bond. ANDRUS Knowles arrested for sexual assault on a childBy ROBERT MILLERN EWS C LERKLAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid man has been charged with sexually assaulting a child under 12 years of age, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Of ce. Jacob David Knowles, 47, of Lake Placid, was arrested and charged on Friday with seven counts of sexual assault on a victim under 12, with the most recent incident occurring on Oct. 25, reports said. The victim came forward and spoke to the HCSO about the abuse. An investigation by HCSO’s Special Victims Unit revealed that Knowles raped the victim multiple times over the previous year, according to reports. A HCSO release stated that if convicted and sentenced to the maxi-mum sentence, Knowles faces life in prison. A warrant was issued for Knowles arrest and he was located on Oct. 30 on a side road in Highway Park when a vehicle matching his vehicle and a driver matching Knowles’ description was spot-ted. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2020 of election with 67.78% turnout. Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg wants to remind voters that Tuesday night’s results are unofcial. Military and overseas ballots still have 10 days to get counted and have their signatures veried. That audit will get done on Nov. 20 or 21, with results nally becoming ofcial on Nov. 22. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s two county commission candidates looked forward to getting sworn into ofce. “Obviously, I’m abso lutely thrilled,” Roberts told the Highlands News-Sun after the election. “For me, it’s almost like a spiritual journey. My life has been truly enriched. I have met a lot of people.” Roberts said the votes and the level of support he’s seen in the campaign humbled him, and he felt encouraged and prayed over from the beginning. “Encouragement is liquid gold to me,” Roberts said, saying he got a jolt from people praying over him. “I asked them not to vote for me for what I would do for them, [but] vote for me if they think I’m a person of integrity that would do the right thing.” Along with his thanks to county residents for supporting him, Roberts pledges to represent everyone, no matter what party or afliation. He also repeated what he said at the start of his campaign, that service to others is not just a soundbite statement. “It’s in my DNA. It’s what I do. It’s what I know to do,” Roberts said, look ing forward to starting the job. “I’m 70 years old and God’s not nished with me.” Kirouac said he was honored to have been picked to serve the citizens of Highlands County. “And I’m ready to get to work and serve all the people in Highlands County,” he said. Kirouac also had a tremendous amount of gratitude for everyone who supported his cam paign. He reiterated that he wants to be accessible to all the people in the county, anytime they have a concern or need. “Will I be able to solve all the problems? Probably not,” Kirouac said. “I will certainly try. I will do my best.” The county com mission will be almost completely new commis sioners. Commissioner Arlene Tuck, District 4, is the one returning commissioner. Elected in 2018, her current term ends in 2022, where she would need to stand for reelection. Commissioners Jim Brooks and Ron Handley decided not to run for reelection and Commissioner Greg Harris was de feated for reelection by Chris Campbell in the primaries. Kathy Rapp won the seat held by Commissioner Don Elwell, District 2, who still had two years to serve a term, ran Clerk of Courts and lost in the primary. He served 10 years, from 2010 until now, reelected twice. Brooks and Harris each served eight years. Brooks in Districts 1 and Harris in District 5, each elected in 2012 and reelected in 2016. Handley served nine years, having been appointed to the District 3 seat in December 2011, and then elected twice.COUNTY FROM PAGE 1A Disabilities — Yes for approval 89.71%. This will allow a homestead exemption allotted a combat-disabled veteran 65 or older to transfer to their surviving spouse al lowing them the benets of the discount, provided they hold the property legally and reside at the property permanently. The discount would apply until the spouse remar ries, sells the property or in some other way disposes of the property. Amendments 5 and 6 had already been passed by both chambers for the Florida Legislature prior to going to the voters.TRUMP FROM PAGE 1A been in this for 16 or 17 months. It feels great to see the nish line.” Tuck said she will celebrate with family and friends, then get some rest. A balanced budget is one of the rst issues that Tuck will tackle. “It’s all about the budget this year and what we can do with it with the revenue decit we have,” she said. “We need to make sure we can balance it.” Tuck said Tripp is a “nice woman, who ran a great campaign.” Tripp said, “It’s been an interesting ride. I hope Kaylee has the good sense to represent everyone. I applaud her for her energy and getting out there and wish her the best of luck.”HOUSE FROM PAGE 1Areghters pull apart walls in a structure re to reach hot spots, Bashoor said. Methane was not a problem, Bashoor said, because the leachate and gas-recapture system is working properly at the landll. Bashoor said landll res historically occur during periods of dry, high winds. Typically, Bashoor said, it’s some kind of cigarette or smoldering piece of trash that high, cool winds dry it out and fan into ames. As of 10:45 a.m., he hadn’t yet determined what caused the re, and didn’t expect to nd out. He wants residents and business owners to re member that they need to fully extinguish cigarettes, with water, before throwing them away. Also, no one should ever throw out freshly burnt materi als of any kind into trash containers, Dumpsters or loads carried directly to the landll. County Engineer Clinton Howerton Jr., who quipped to the Board of County Commission that morning that they had had a “space-saving combustion event” at the landll, has also advised garbage customers to not throw out anything that is listed as a hazardous material or potential re starter, because of incidents like this. There have been pre vious incidents in recent years. Some of the most notable include: At 3 a.m. on Feb. 6 of this year, a re broke out at the landll. It took re crews until 4:15 p.m. to wrap up operations, and the re delayed garbage pickup by at least a day for most customers that week. Early in the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2019, an un known substance ignited a garbage load inside a Waste Connections garbage truck, prompting the driver to pull over behind Ofce Depot in Sebring and follow Bashoor’s order to dump the load on the pavement to help county re crews soak the pile and the box of the truck. At 5:30 a.m. May 31, 2015, re crews ran to a re at the landll, dug down four feet to get under the blaze and got it under control before 10:30 a.m., when they cleared the scene. They had to return the next morning to squelch hot spots that reignited, but did not nd the cause. On March 26, 2008, an explosion in a sanitation truck that collected garbage from the Avon Park Air Force Range left a four-inch hole on the driver’s side of the truck. Reportedly, the driver did not hear the explo sion or notice the damage until after dumping the load at the landll. The load was dumped at 4 a.m. and the landll was notied at 11 a.m. Authorities tried to determine if the cause was live ammunition or some other explosive material, including having re crews, sheriff’s deputies and landll personnel comb that area of the landll for any sign of explosive material or ordnance. They didn’t nd any thing and had to assume that whatever caused the explosion was expended when it went off. 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PAGE 5 November 4, 2020 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 W ORLD N EWS ALMANAC Today is Wednesday, Nov. 4 , the 309th day of 2020. There are 57 days left in the year. Today in history On Nov. 4, 2008 , Democrat Barack Obama was elected the rst Black president of the United States, defeating Republican John McCain. On this date In 1842 , Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springeld, Illinois. In 1916 , CBS newsman Walter Cronkite was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri. In 1922 , the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt. In 1979 , the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some of them, it was the start of 444 days of captivity. In 1980 , Republican Ronald Reagan won the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter by a strong margin. In 1985 , to the shock and dismay of US ofcials, Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko an nounced he was returning to the Soviet Union, charging he had been kidnapped by the CIA. In 1991 , Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, California; attending were President George H.W. Bush and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard Nixon — the rst-ever gathering of ve past and present U.S. chief executives. In 2008 , California voters ap proved Proposition 8, a consti tutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage, overturning a state Supreme Court decision that gave gay couples the right to wed just months earlier. In 2014 , riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tight ened their grip on the House. Ten years ago : Australian airline Qantas grounded all six of its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets after one of them blew out an engine over Indonesia; the plane made a safe emergency return to Singapore with 469 people aboard. Five years ago : Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s new Liberal prime minister. One year ago : The Trump ad ministration said it had formally notied the United Nations that the United States had begun the process of pulling out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Today’s birthdays Actor Loretta Swit is 83. Rhythm-and-blues singer Harry Elston (Friends of Distinction) is 82. Blues singer Delbert McClinton is 80. Former rst lady Laura Bush is 74. Actor Ivonne Coll is 73. Actor Markie Post is 70. Rock singer-musician Chris Difford (Squeeze) is 66. Country singer Kim Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 60. Actor-comedian Kathy Grifn is 60. Actor Ralph Macchio is 59. “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 59. Saxophonist Tim Burton is 57. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 51. Rapper-producer Sean “Puffy” Combs is 51. Talk show host Bethenny Frankel is 50. Actor Anthony Ruivivar is 50. Soul/jazz singer Gregory Porter is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Shawn Rivera (Az Yet) is 49. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone is 45. Actor Heather Tom is 45. Rhythm-and-blues/gospel singer George Huff is 40. Actor Emme Rylan is 40. Actor Chris Greene (Film: “Loving”) is 38. Bible verse “And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” — 1 Samuel 15:22. God is not so much concerned about religious ritual as He is about pure obedience to Him. Do what He wants you to do. Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quakeBy MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER A SSOCIATED P RESSIZMIR, TURKEY (AP) — Even as hopes of reaching survivors began to fade, rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir pulled a young girl out alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building on Tuesday, four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece. Wrapped in a thermal blanket, the girl was taken into an ambulance on a stretcher to the sounds of applause and chants of “God is great!” from rescue workers and onlookers. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca identied her as 3-year-old Ayda Gezgin on Twitter and shared a video of her inside the ambulance. The child had been trapped inside the rubble for 91 hours since Friday’s quake struck in the Aegean Sea and was the 107th person to have been pulled out of collapsed buildings alive. Ayda’s mother did not sur vive and her body was found amid the wreckage hours later. Her brother and father were not inside the building at the time of the quake. Rescuer Nusret Aksoy told reporters that he was sifting through the rubble of the toppled eight-oor building when he heard a child’s scream and called for silence. He later located the girl in a tight space next to a dishwasher. The girl waved at him, told him her name and said that she was okay, Aksoy said. “I got goosebumps and my colleague Ahmet cried,” he told HaberTurk television. Ibrahim Topal, of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation, or IHH said: “My colleague and I looked at each other like ‘Did you hear that, too?’ We listened again. There was a very weak voice saying something like ‘I’m here.’ Then we shut everything down, the machines, and started listening again. And there really was a voice.” Health ministry ofcials said the girl was in good condition but would be kept under observation in the hospital for a while. She asked for her mother as well as for meatballs and a yoghurt drink on her way to the hospital, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Her rescue came a day after another 3-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl were also pulled out alive from collapsed buildings in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city. Meanwhile, the death toll in the earthquake reached 107, after emergency crews retrieved more bodies from toppled buildings in the city. Ofcials said 144 quake survivors were still hospitalized, and three of them were in serious condition. The U.S. Geological Survey registered the quake’s mag nitude at 7.0, though other agencies recorded it as less severe. The vast majority of the deaths and some 1,000 injuries occurred in Izmir. Two teen agers also died and 19 people were injured on the Greek is land of Samos, near the quake’s epicenter in the Aegean Sea. The quake also triggered a small tsunami that hit Samos and the Seferihisar district of Izmir province, where one elderly woman drowned. The tremors were felt across western Turkey, including in Istanbul, as well as in the Greek capital of Athens. TURKISH GENDARMERIE VIA AP In this photo provided by the Turkish Gendarmerie, Ayda Gezgin is tended to by a member of rescue services in the rubble of her collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Hurricane Eta slams Nicaragua as Category 4 stormA SSOCIATED P RESSMANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The heart of powerful Hurricane Eta began moving ashore in Nicaragua Tuesday with devastating winds and rains that had already de stroyed rooftops and caused rivers to overow. The hurricane had sus tained winds of 140 mph (220 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, down from an overnight peak of 150 mph (240 kph). While the eyewall of the Category 4 hurricane had hit shore, its center was about 20 miles (35 kilometers) south-southeast of coastal Puerto Cabezas or Bilwi, and it was moving west near 3 mph (6 kph). Landfall came hours after it had been expected. Eta’s eye had hovered just offshore through the night and Tuesday morning. The unceasing winds uprooted trees and ripped roofs apart, scattering corrugated metal through the streets of Bilwi, the main coastal city in the region. The city’s regional hospital aban doned its building, moving patients to a local technical school campus. “It was an intense night for everyone in Bilwi, Waspam and the communities along the northern coast,” Yamil Zapata, local Bilwi represen tative of the ruling Sandinista Front, told local Channel 4 Tuesday. Guillermo González, direc tor of the country’s emergency management agency, said in a news conference earlier that there were reports of corru gated metal roofs ying off homes, trees, poles and power lines falling and rivers rising in the coastal area. So far, there were no reported injuries or deaths, he said. About 10,000 people were in shelters in Bilwi and an equal number in smaller towns across the region, he said. The area had already been lashed with strong winds and heavy rain for hours. Authorities in Nicaragua and Honduras had moved people Monday from outer islands and low-lying areas to shelters. Residents scrambled to shore up their homes, but few structures along Nicaragua’s remote Caribbean coast were built to withstand such force. Nicaragua’s army moved red-helmeted troops special ized in search and rescue to Bilwi, the main coastal city in an otherwise remote and sparsely populated area. At a shelter in Bilwi, farmer Pedro Down waited late Monday for Eta’s arrival. “When it comes it can rip off all the (roof) and destroy the house, so you have to look for a safer place,” he said, cradling a baby in his arms. “So I came here to save our lives.” Nicaragua Vice President and rst lady Rosario Murillo appeared on television Monday and prayed for God to protect the country. She said Nicaragua would apply lessons learned from previous storms. “How many hurri canes have come and we have moved on, thanks to God,” she said. Along Honduras’ northern Caribbean coast, torrential rains from Eta’s outer bands caused some rivers to over whelm their banks Monday, forcing evacuations. This could be only the beginning of Eta’s destruc tion. The storm was forecast to spend much of the week meandering over Central America. Forecasters said central and northern Nicaragua and much of Honduras could get 15 to 25 inches (380 to 635 millimeters) of rain, with 35 inches (890 millimeters) in isolated areas. Heavy rains also were likely in eastern Guatemala, southern Belize and Jamaica. A storm surge of around 15 feet (4.5 meters) above normal tides was possible for the coast of Nicaragua, forecasters said. NOAA VIA AP This GeoColor satellite image taken Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Eta in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the border of Honduras and Nicaragua.UK to roll out rapid COVID-19 testing in LiverpoolBy DANICA KIRKA A SSOCIATED P RESSLONDON (AP) — A half-mil lion people in the English city of Liverpool will be regularly tested for COVID-19 in Britain’s rst citywide trial of widespread, rapid testing that the government hopes will be a new weapon in combating the pandemic. Testing will begin later this week at sites throughout the city using a variety of technol ogies, including new methods that can provide results in an hour or less, the government said in a statement Tuesday. Everyone who lives or works in the city in northwestern England will be offered the test, regardless of whether they have symptoms. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes mass testing will provide a way out of the coronavirus crisis, which has killed more than 46,000 peo ple across the U.K. in Europe’s deadliest outbreak. England is scheduled to go into a second national lockdown on Thursday as the government struggles to control a second wave of infections that risks swamping hospitals and emergency rooms. “These tests will help identi fy the many thousands of peo ple in the city who don’t have symptoms but can still infect others without knowing,” Johnson said. “Dependent on their success in Liverpool, we will aim to distribute millions of these new rapid tests between now and Christmas and empower local communi ties to use them to drive down transmission in their areas.” Liverpool has one of the highest infection rates in England, with more than 410 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 225 per 100,000 for the nation as a whole. Mayor Joe Anderson said he expects the program to last six to eight weeks as author ities work to bring the local outbreak under control. Rapid testing for health-care work ers, teachers and students will be particularly useful in helping the city return to normal after the national lockdown ends, he said. About 2,000 military per sonnel will help the National Health Service and indepen dent contractors deliver the tests. “This first deployment of whole city testing in Liverpool is a really im portant step forward and is thanks to the big increase in testing capacity and our investment in new testing technologies,’’ said Dido Harding, the head of the Test and Trace program. FRANK AUGSTEN/AP FILE PHOTO In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 le photo, a man wearing a face mask walks past a statue of the Beatles, as new measures across the region are set to come into force in Liverpool, England.


A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2020 V IEWPOINTS HIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919Timothy D. Smolarick VP & Publisher, D-R Media Romona Washington Corporate Executive Editor Amanda Young Advertising Director Rob Kearley Corporate Circulation Director SUNANOTHER VIEW JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name – not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. Please send or bring correspondence to the Highlands News-Sun, Letters to the Editor, 321 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, or fax to 410-297-0050. Readers may also email Letters to the Editor to from two sides There’s one dynamic that has controlled America from its incep tion, and its design is in the Constitution: it’s the desire of our wealthy elite to avoid any government controls, as well as their avoidance of paying taxes. Wall Street and the banks have historically privatized gains while socializing their losses, as ‘we the people’ repeatedly bail them out. Thus, ours is an economic system of ‘socialism for the rich,’ capitalism, and the bill, for the rest of us. But the wealthy capital ists, who own corporate media and our politi cians, lie and mislead you to be frightened of the fake ‘socialism’ of pro gressive democrats who would tax them, and not bail them out, see; and they know they can easily pull the wool over the eyes of the miseducated, naive and gullible. Progressive social democrats believe in progressive taxation, for increasing taxation on the wealthy, not on the work ing classes, regardless of what fear-mongering, lying, corporate stooges will tell you. America is an oligarchy where all the costs and R & D are born by soci ety, while all the greed, benets and prots are privatized into the hands of a select few and their stockholders, who avoid any transparency or accountability. The oligarchs ‘divide and rule’ the people (always have) as ‘we the people’ (who have nothing in common with them, Rep or Dem) ght over the same social issues for decades on end; but it’s only a diversion, a trick, to prevent our drawing-back the cur tain and realizing who’s pulling the strings while robbing our treasury blind. But the oligarchs are never held accountable because Americans refuse to see them hiding be hind the curtain; so they do whatever they please, as the law rarely touches them, for they own the judges too. They despise democracy, and are obvi ously playing monopoly, trying to reach that ‘too big to fail’ threshold of corporate welfare. Ya’ gotta keep ‘em dumb, in the dark, and scared, to rob them all blind: 40 years of bail outs, tax-cuts for, and subsidizing, the rich, while decits and the debt correspondingly skyrocketed; $25 trillion of debt greedily stolen from the unrepresented future. And leaving them an environmental crisis as well; which Exxon’s scientists knew, nearly a half century ago, that global warming would occur, but ignored it for prots’ sake. Our cities and states are going broke, while Wall Street’s enjoying record high indexes (completely detached from the real economy), because Congress recent ly stole $2 trillion from ‘we the people’s treasury’ and gave it to banks and corporations. While tens of millions of American’s will soon be evicted, have lost their jobs, their healthcare, and soon thereafter, their homes. As The Fed continues to feed the ravenous banks with free money, as they blow up another derivative bubble that’s soon to burst, and the insiders who sell off their stocks before that happens, win. $17 trillion was stolen from the people in ’08, plus the other $25 trillion in debt: whatta’ heist. And the documentary, “Inside Job,” exposing the robbery, even won an Oscar, but no justice has yet come about? And there’s no justice because ours is a gov ernment of, by and for the rich, which fuels the populist disgust that got Trump elected. Compounded by Obama’s not prosecuting the bankers who robbed the people; which unwisely created great contempt towards Democrats. Reaganomics rees tablished the belief that market forces should be relied upon to steer our nation, while deregu lating everything, and drastically reducing taxes on the wealthy. And how has that worked out? The consequence of that insanity lead to an evil contempt for the future: a $25 trillion debt, historic economic injustice, social injustice and inequality, environmental collapse, and the highest incarcer ation rate in the world. How many times must a deregulated Wall Street self-destruct until we realize that these casi no-capitalists shouldn’t be controlling anything, let alone our economy? The way to x this mess is for our government to regulate these devils who only care about money; but the problem is that the wealthy knaves openly bribe and own both parties. So the only way to rid our government of this “legalized bribery and normalized corruption,” as Cornel West puts it, is to publicly nance our elections, which would reduce the campaign season to, a sane, three months. And produce representatives of ‘the people’ primarily con cerned with ‘the common good,’ instead of what we have now, which is one ‘corporate party’ with two corrupted wings – Dems being the lesser of two evils. Mark Zembower is a Sebring resident. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessar ily that of the Highlands News-Sun. Be patient When is an election ofcially decided?Typically, Americans expect same-day results, especially with the presidency at stake. But it is worth remembering that what we usually hear and see in the late hours of the Tuesday following the rst Monday in November are “unofcial” results. Or, more often, projections from news organizations based on near-complete results. Usually, these “early” calls sufce to accurately tell us who won. Most elections aren’t nail-biters and there usually are relatively few problems that delay vote tabulations. Still, counting all the “unofcial” results can take longer than a single day. And “ofcial’ results aren’t in until a certication process takes place in the days and weeks after Election Day. These are typically formalities that draw little attention. We make this point for a reason: As we all know, this is not a typical year. Election Day 2020 was confronted by political divisions and suspicions many of us have never ex perienced. And, because of the pandemic, a record number of Americans sent their ballots in by mail. This is a trustworthy system. Despite the large number of absentee ballots, elections ofcials still expected to report unofcial results by late Tuesday night. Of course, not all election jurisdictions will move this quickly. With the record number of votes sent through the mail, counting even unofcial results is probably going to take longer than normal in some locations. Still, this is no cause for alarm. In close elections, it’s not unusual for results to be called after Election Day. It happened in the 2016 presidential election. It happened in 2004. It happened in 1960. It took 36 days to resolve the 2000 presidential election, though that obviously is not an experience we want to repeat. We don’t know how long it will take to tabulate the votes in this election. But we have condence in the election ofcials who are administering and overseeing this process. What’s more comforting: There are layers of oversight aimed at scrutinizing them. County boards and state election authorities ex amine the work of local registrars and poll workers in the days and weeks after an election — all before the results are stamped “ofcial.” There have been attempts to undermine con dence in our election process. But we believe in these procedures. They have served us well over the years, and while there are extra challenges this year, we have condence that 2020 will be no different. We hope that people exercise patience while we wait. It’s OK to wait for the ofcial results. It doesn’t mean something has gone wrong. Or that fraud is taking place. What it most likely means is that election ofcials, confronted with an unusual election, will instead be working overtime to make sure the vote is counted accurately. Yes, we realize some will use this moment to try to ignite havoc. Social media likely will be a particular ly rich source of bile and conspiracy. (The latter, no doubt, aided by foreign adversaries.) Don’t get sucked in. Be patient. Maybe turn off Twitter. The news media should exercise caution, too. Reporters and analysts should exhibit restraint and resist knee-jerk judgments and speculation. Being right matters more than being rst. We also believe the public should reward news organizations that exhibit these values. The last days before an election are always tense. As we await returns, patience is a virtue that will serve us well. It also doesn’t hurt to remember that we are all Americans; that this will be true no matter who wins. It is what holds us together. It is true today — and for however long it takes to draw the 2020 election to a close. An editorial from the Quad City Times, Iowa. Protect our country I read this Saturday’s “Your View” and am giving up the people who hate this president and would not give him credit for anything he’s done. I would like to focus on citizens who love their country and have not been completely enslaved by their prejudices. When you step into that voting booth, remember in 2016, the Obama Joe Biden healthcare was already a mess, believe me, I sold it. If the Obama and Joe Biden administration xed the economy, with shovel-ready jobs they laughed it off in front of us, how? Obama/Joe Biden used the environment as a political tool to force stupid laws upon us that did not work, example, California res, carbon credits’ Al Gore light bulbs, etc. The country was already divided into racial, ethnic and partisan factions and the Obama and Joe Biden adminis tration fanned the ames. Remember the lie of “Hands up, don’t shoot,” etc. The Obama/Joe Biden corruption of Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Lerner income tax scan dal, and the complete corruption of our FBI leaders to spy and bring down a duly elected pres ident the people voted in ofce, do you really want that again? We have a chance to keep our country on the course our fore fathers intended, or turn it over to be strangled and turned into something unAmerican with laws forced upon us by greedy self-serving politicians. This is our sacred and long fought right to have a voice. Protect our country. Jay Broker Sebring Polar caps on other planets not melting A letter on Nov. 3rd stated, “... it has been shown and proven that the polar caps are melt ing, not just on Earth but on all planets in our solar system ...” Mercury has no atmo sphere and has a daytime temperature of 800°F and has no polar caps. Venus has such a thick atmosphere that its sur face temperature is 847°F and has no polar caps. Mars has an extremely thin atmosphere and its polar caps are comprised of carbon dioxide (not water ice) and grow and retreat on a predictable seasonal basis. Jupiter and Saturn are gas giants and have no solid surface and have no polar caps. Uranus and Neptune are ice giants. Both have a temperature of -360°F with no polar caps. This information is available on the NASA website at Jerry Youngman Sebring YOUR VIEW GUEST COLUMN Mark Zembower

PAGE 7 November 4, 2020 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 S TATE N EWS Choosing judges in primary elections challengedBy JIM SAUNDERSN EWS S ERVICE OF F LORIDATALLAHASSEE — A Hillsborough County judge who lost a re-election bid this year is challenging the constitutionality of a longstanding state practice of electing circuit judges in primary elections. Circuit Judge Steven Scott Stephens led the challenge late Monday afternoon – on the eve of the general election – at the Florida Supreme Court. The case seeks to prevent Secretary of State Laurel Lee from certifying the results of Stephens’ race, which would leave a va cancy that could be lled by Gov. Ron DeSantis. More broadly, Stephens is seeking a ruling that could effectively force the Legislature to change a law that has led to judicial races being decided in primaries. Stephens con tends that the law conicts with part of the Florida Constitution that says general elections shall be held to “choose a successor to each elective state and county ofcer whose term will expire before the next general election.” “The petitioner (Stephens) acknowledges that it would be imprac tical to order his name placed on the general election ballot at this late date,” his attorney, Daniel Schaps, wrote in the petition led at the Supreme Court. “Similarly, the petitioner does not contend that the invalidity of the electoral process would result in a new term for petitioner. The point of the petition is that the constitutionally required process for selection of a successor was not followed, so no successor has been legally chosen. Petitioner submits the remedy is to invalidate the proposed election results, creating a vacancy in the 13th Judicial Circuit group 39 (the seat in Stephens’ race).” The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred the case to Hillsborough County circuit court, noting in an online docket that the “transfer of this case should not be construed as an adjudica tion or comment on the merits of the petition, nor as a determination that the transferee court has jurisdiction.” Stephens was appointed as a judge in 2005 by then-Gov. Jeb Bush and was re-elected without opposition in 2008 and 2014. But he drew a challenger, Wendy Joy DePaul, this year and lost in the August primary. Stephens’ term will expire Jan. 3. The state Division of Elections website lists DePaul as “unopposed” in the general election. The petition said the state law has been inter preted for at least 20 years to allow circuit-judge races to be decided in primary elections. If a candidate in a primary receives a majority of votes, that candidate is considered the winner. Four circuit-judge races statewide will be decided in Tuesday’s general election, after each of them had at least three candidates competing in primary elections, according to the Division of Elections website. Most circuit-judge races were uncontested, while others, like the Stephens race, were decided in head-to-head matchups in primaries. Stephens’ petition argues that the state law “contradicts the text of the Constitution by providing for nal determination of some contested judicial ofces in the primary election, well before the general election, and designing the process so that a plurality of votes would never prevail.” “The constitutional requirement that a judicial ofce be decided at a gen eral election is more than a technicality raised by a disappointed ofce-seek er,” the petition said. “Judicial races are nonpar tisan, and the main reason for primary elections is to decide who will be each party’s candidate in the general election. Persons of other party or no party afliation have less incen tive to vote in the primary. Persons of a party who has only an unopposed candidate for the party’s nomination will stay home on primary election day. 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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2020 Kerry L. Lanier Kerry Lynn Lanier, 50, of Lake Placid, Florida, went to Heaven on Nov. 1, 2020. She was born in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Nov. 24, 1969, and lived there with her parents, Mary and Jerry Meisenheimer, until she was 9. In 1978, the family moved to Coral Springs, Florida, where she grad uated from Coral Springs High School. She went on to college at St. Leo’s University in San Antonio, Florida, and earned her bachelor’s in criminal justice. In 1988, the Lake Placid Police Department spon sored her in the police academy, where she was recruited to become an agent for the Division of Alcohol and Tabaco, and was stationed in Clearwater, Florida. From there she became a road deputy for four years with the Glades County Sheriff’s Ofce and resided in Buckhead Ridge, Florida. As a depu ty, she often interacted on police calls with her dad, who was a police ofcer on the Seminole Tribe Brighton Indian reserva tion close by. Kerry started a Police Explorers Troop while at the sheriff’s department. That’s when she turned her attention to working with youth. At the same time, she met Jonathan Lanier of Okeechobee, who was a correctional ofcer there. They mar ried, and built a home in Loxahatchee. Florida. There she became a police ofcer with the Palm Beach School Board Police. She was assigned to Wellington Middle School, where she worked for over 10 years, han dling cases and serving as a school resource ofcer. After their two children, Garrett and Aubrey, were born, they decided to move closer to family in Lake Placid. Her law enforcement career con tinued with employment at the Sebring Police Department and for many years as a reserve ofcer with the Lake Placid Police Department. For a while, too, she was a social worker for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. When she got her teaching certicate, she taught at Lake Placid Middle School and became the Dean there. Meanwhile, she earned her master’s degree. Most recently, she took a posi tion within the Highlands County School Board as a human resources devel opment specialist over a multi-county school system network. While her children were in middle and high school, she became in volved in the FFA and 4-H programs. They raised goats and showed them every year at the county fair. Her love for goats continued after the kids went off to college. So, she began raising them herself as pets. Her son Garrett recently enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and is on a cutter based in Boston. Her daughter Aubrey is in college at Gulf Coast University. Her husband “Jon” has been the service manager at Miller’s Central Air in Lake Placid for the past 15 years. Another highlight of Kerry’s life was her involvement every Christmas morning for the past 10 years, helping Eddie Mae Henderson. That involved serving dinners to over 800 people within the Lake Placid community, plus handing out Christmas gifts and clothing to anyone in need. That project became a family tradition for her and her extended family. In addition to her hus band, Jon, and her chil dren, Garrett and Aubrey, Kerry leaves behind her parents, Mary and Gerald Meisenheimer; sister, Darcy Jacobs (Chris); brothers, Jerry and Jeremy Meisenheimer, all of Lake Placid; Godmother, Marion Lentz of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; aunt, JoAnn Meisenheimer of Sunrise, Florida; uncles, Tom Meisenheimer (Patricia) of Lake Placid and David Mierzwinski (Carol) of New Berlin, Wisconsin; father-in-law, Larry Lanier; and sister-in-law, Amy Wilson (John) of Okeechobee. She also leaves behind cousins, Theresa Sutter (Douglas) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Timothy Meisenheimer of Sunrise, Florida, Michael Meisenheimer of Harvest, Alabama and Mathew Meisenheimer (Katie) of Gainesville, Wisconsin; nieces, Chelsea (Shayne) (Meisenheimer) Berry of Sebring, Florida, Emiley Meisenheimer of Lake Placid and Alissondra Jacobs of Lake Placid; nephews, Mason Jacobs of Lake Placid, Trent Wilson of Okeechobee, Florida, Rhett Wilson of Okeechobee, Florida and numerous other relatives and friends and co-workers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at St. James Catholic Church, 3300 Placid View Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852 in Placid Lakes. A luncheon will follow at the Lake Placid Government Center, 1069 US 27 N., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Scott Seawinds Funeral Home in Lake Placid, 863-465-4134, is assisting the family. OBITUARIES Melvin J. Collins Melvin Junior Collins, 62, of Avon Park, Florida, said his nal farewell on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. He was born Sept. 21, 1958, in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Wille and Willie B. (Varnado) Collins, who preceded him in death along with his brother, David Milton Collins. Melvin worked as a foreman of citrus harvest ing for Ben Hill Grifn, Inc. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Avon Park and has been a lifelong resident of Avon Park, Florida. Melvin is survived by his special companion, Eva Nelson of Avon Park, Florida; siblings, Willie M. Mays (Albert Jr.) of El Paso, Texas, Jerdine Collins Williams of Avon Park, Florida, Chris Collins (TaMetryce) of Plant City, Florida, Larry Collins (Stephanie) of St. Petersburg, Florida, K. Kimberly Collins of Bowie, Maryland and Rosetta Collins of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; nieces and nephews, Albert J. 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PAGE 9 November 4, 2020 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 OBITUARIES John Giordano John Giordano, 93, a retired tavern owner, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. He resided at Fellowship at the Fairway in Sebring. He formerly resided in Avon Park and Sebring, as well as his hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. An accomplished accordionist for most of his life, he loved to entertain with Italian music and many other songs, which included popular and classical. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Antonio and Francesca (Mormina) Giordano. Surviving are his son, Richard Giordano (Julie) of Sebring; brother, Joseph Giordano (Tess); sis ter, Josephine Freiler (Robert), all of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. James C. Little James Cecil Little, 88, died Oct. 27, 2020, while hospitalized in Lee County, Florida. James was born Feb. 16, 1932, near Morehead, Kentucky, the rst son of Lillie Bell (McGlothin) and George Washington Little. James left school at age 10 to help support his family, and he worked very hard his entire life to ensure a good life for those he loved. He initially harvested trees, farmed, worked in a glass factory, but soon found he had carpentry skills which led to a successful career building and remodeling homes and commercial buildings. James had an amazing mind and skills — frankly, there seemed to be noth ing that this man couldn’t do when he put his mind to it. In 1951, James married the love of his life, Barbara Jean (Blankenship), and they resided in or near Muncie, Indiana until 1982, raising four chil dren. He and Barbara moved to Sebring, Florida, in 1982. Barbara went home to the Lord on Sept. 15, 2020, after 69 years of marriage. She and James now reside in Heaven, where they’ll spend eternity together with loved ones. James regularly at tended Christ Fellowship Church in Sebring, Florida. He loved the Lord and lived by the holy word, even pastoring a church in Indiana. He was a friend to all he met, nding great joy in giving to others through the food ministry for more than 20 years, repairing homes and churches, and by providing nancial support to those in need. His greatest joy was found in helping others who were struggling. James is survived by sister, Rosa Bosworth of Marion, Indiana, and brother, Ray Little of Williamsburg, Indiana; sons, Junior (Shirley) Little and Glenn (Leah) Little of Sebring; daugh ters, Loretta (Mike) Bashore of Albany, Indiana, and Teresa (Paul) Fights of Eaton, Indiana; 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces, neph ews, other relatives and close friends. There will be a family and friends visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the Gardenview Funeral Home in Muncie, Indiana. A graveside service will immediately follow at the adjacent Gardens of Memory cemetery. Arrangements en trusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at Whitey Bulger’s family: Prison system did not protect himA SSOCIATED P RESSBRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — Family members of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger Jr. have led a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and 30 unnamed employees of the prison system for failing to protect Bulger, who was beaten to death at a West Virginia prison. The family led the lawsuit against the prison system last week, two years after Bulger, 89, was killed at United States Penitentiary, Hazelton, a federal prison in West Virginia’s Preston County. Bulger died the same day that he was transferred there from another prison. The lawsuit said the prison system failed to protect Bulger by moving him to Hazelton, a prison with constant inmate violence, news outlets reported. The family also alleges the prison system was aware that Bulger was labeled a “snitch,” and that he was perhaps the most well-known inmate to be incarcerated since Al Capone, but yet did not do enough to shield him from the other inmates. The Bureau of Federal Prisons did not respond to a request for com ment Monday. Bulger was the leader of the Winter Hill Gang, an Irish-American organized crime operation that ran loan-sharking, gambling and drug rackets in South Boston. He was also an FBI informant who snitched on the New England mob, his gang’s main rival, in an era when bringing down the Maa was a top national priority for the FBI. He became one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives after eeing Boston in late 1994. After more than 16 years on the run, Bulger was captured at age 81 in Santa Monica, California. He was later convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders and other crimes. Bulger was moved to the West Virginia prison after being initially housed in Florida and in Tuscon, Arizona, two prisons known for pro tecting inmates who may be at risk because of their crimes, according to the lawsuit. “Predictably, within hours of his placement in general population at Hazelton, inmates believed to be from New England and who are alleged to have Maa ties or loyal ties, killed James Bulger Jr. utilizing methods that included the use of a lock in a sock-type weapon,” the lawsuit reads. According to the Bulger family, no information has been received about an investigation into Bulger’s death or his transfer to Hazelton. The family is seeking damages for Bulger’s physical and emotional pain and suffering, as well as for wrong ful death. BULGERWisconsin trooper stops driver hauling snowmobile atop carA SSOCIATED P RESSCLAYTON, Wis. 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S PORTS SECTION B Wednesday, November 4, 2020 • LOCAL • STATE • NATIONAL COVID-19 disrupts All-Star gameBy JIM TAYLORC ORRESPONDENTSEBRING – A victim of the COVID-19 did not deter what was billed as an All-Star game between Team USA and Team Puerto Rico at the Sebring Sports Complex on October 31. One team contracted the disease and the other team backed out. So what was originally going to be a fast pitch softball game got adjusted to a slow pitch pickup game in which Team USA prevailed against a rallying Team Puerto Rico team to win 8-6. Carmelo Garcia, who organized the event, noted that the event did not happen as planned, but a good time was still had by all that attended and participated. Also playing was former baseball player Wil Nieves, who spent 20 years in the minors and parts of 12 years in the majors playing for the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Washinton Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Philadelphia Phillies. Nieves noted that he met Carmelo Garcia a few years ago about the All American International Sports League (AAISL) a few years ago which is an organization trying to allow kids to play sports for free. “Anything to help the kids” said Nieves. “Right now there is a lot of talent out there, but there is not a lot of resources, if we can set up some thing so the kids can play, those kids will appreciate the game even more, they play hard because they are given the opportunity to play. So hopefully he (Garcia) can make that happen.” Trophies were given out to the teams and Garcia handed out plaques to Nieves for his appearance and playing in the game as well as to Bob and Krista Ford, who have helped tirelessly the past several years with AAISL. They were recognized for their generous contributions to the AAISL efforts in Keeping Our Kids Safe and healthy and being role models in their communities. For changing lives and making dreams come true today for all children and teens and making their futures brighter and safer. JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENT Team USA and Team Puerto Rico all take a group pictures. In an event like this there are no winners or losers and all enjoyed the game.Strong east winds challenge anglers The Freshwater Fishing Forecast for the second half of the rst week of November give anglers a transitional moon positioned directly into the solar energy path to earth (High Point) and two weather patterns; a fall pattern for the next two days and a rainy season pattern for the next seven days. A high pressure system will cause sh to be within shoreline feeding areas today but a low pressure system will start to slowly enter the state Thursday and will continue pressure decline for four days---no upward barometric pres sure movement for at least a week. The barometer will drop to 29.75 In Hg by Sunday and remain unchanged through the middle of next week. Therefore sh will be moving down ward Thursday and away from shoreline shallows. And since pressure will be abnormally low for at least a week—starting tomorrow—anglers can expect sh to be at secondary migration areas out in open water grass beds and cover. Today however, will be perfect for shing shoreline feeding areas as high pressure and dropping water temperatures make for ideal feeding conditions for freshwa ter sh. The wind forecast is typical of a fall season pattern. Daily wind speeds will average in the middle teens for mph. And the direction will remain unchanged. An easterly wind will be producing white caps and one to two foot waves by 10 a.m. daily, which will last through the sunset period. Therefore you can expect sh to be moving westward. Anglers will need a good set of ‘sea legs’ to work hard for success over the next ten days. Best Fishing Days: Today and Thursday high pressure and a perfect mix of sun and clouds will cause the greatest level of sh adjustment activity. Pressure begins to quickly drop starting Thursday morning and will continue through the weekend. Over the next four days pressure will drop 0.50 In Hg, (30.25 In Hg today to 29.75 In Hg Sunday.) The Major Fishing Period: Today the moon is underfoot at 3:25 p.m. producing a feed rating of 4 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Daily this period move later by 50 minute and remains at the same rating. The Minor Fishing Period: Today the moonset occurs at 10:06 a.m. and solar noon at 12:09 p.m. producing a feed rating of 3-4 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Daily this period moves later by an hour and also remains at the same rating. Prime Monthly Periods: November 12-18, super new moon, 27December 2 full moon, 11-16 new moon, 27-News Years Day full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide Specials: I have added a “Sign-in/ Register” option on the website. I invite you to register and sign-in, which will allow me to email extra bass shing content directly to you every month to show my appreciation for your readership. A 4-6 hour bass charter trip for $250.00 for two anglers, all gear, ar ticial bait and tackle included. Or, if you need to learn a particular lake and discover where sh are, call for a ‘Custom Bass Fishing Classroom on the Lake’ quote. Call 863-381-8474 to plan and book your bass shing experience today. News: The lake level is at 39.45 feet above sea level today. Currently, the South Florida Water Mgmt. District’s (SFWMD) lake-level schedule is, 39.50’ for the high-level mark, and 39’ for the low-level mark. The S68 Spillway Status: (Yesterday morning 4 a.m.) Three gates are open 8 inches, owing a combined 810 cubic feet per second. Currently the lake is below the maximum level of 39.50’. Lake Istokpoga information can be accessed at Check SFWMD real-time S68 and S68X spill way gates status and the Army Corps Sports on TVBy The Associated PressSchedule subject to change and/or blackouts Wednesday, November 4AMERICAN FOOTBALL5 p.m.FS1 — The Spring League: Blues vs. Aviators, San Antonio 10 p.m.FS1 — The Spring League: Alphas vs. Conquerors, San Antonio BOXING8 p.m.FS1 — PBC Fight Night: Eimantas Stanionis vs. Justin DeLoach (Welterweights), Los Angeles COLLEGE FOOTBALL7 p.m.CBSSN — Ball State at Miami (Ohio)ESPN — Ohio at Central MichiganESPN2 — Buffalo at Northern Illinois8 p.m.ESPNU — Bowling Green at ToledoCOLLEGE VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S)6 p.m.ESPNU — Arkansas at Missouri8 p.m.SECN — Mississippi State at Texas A&MGOLF10 a.m.GOLF — LE Tour: The Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic, First Round, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 4:30 a.m. (Thursday)GOLF — EPGA Tour: The Cyprus Showdown, First Round, Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos, Cyprus HORSE RACING12:30 p.m.FS2 — NYRA: America’s Day at the Races KBO BASEBALL4:25 a.m.ESPN2 — Playoff: LG at Doosan4:25 a.m. (Thursday)ESPN — Playoff: Doosan at LGRUGBY4 a.m.FS1 — RL: Queensland vs. New South Wales, State of Origin I, North Adelaide, Australia SOCCER (MEN’S)7:30 p.m.FS2 — Copa Do Brasil: Flamengo at Lady Panther place high at RegionalsSpecial to the Highlands News-SunThe South Florida State College Lady Panther Cross Country team traveled to Tallahassee last Friday, to com pete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 8 championship. The Panthers ran the challenging Apalachee Regional Park course. South Florida, ran in their coolest environment to date, 50 degrees at race time, had an outstanding show ing placing 3 of their 6 runners in the Top 17 spots. Francesca Chillemi, led the way for the Panthers with a time of 22:03 placing her in 10th overall and was followed by Claire Darrin who came in 12th and Tatiana Mier nished in 17th to pace the Panthers. Kareli Plata, Ruby Eller and Arianna Bullington competed hard for the Panthers to help solidify the 4th place nish. Next stop for the 13th ranked Lady Panthers will be the NJCAA National Championships in Ft. Dodge Iowa on Nov. 14th. Coach Bobo explained, “These ladies get up, shown up, and work hard. Now the reward is at the nish line. I am excited to see what they do with the next two weeks.” COURTESY PHOTO/CHRISTI BOBO South Florida State College’s Francesca Chil lemi sprints past the competition during the NJCAA Regional Championship. COURTESY PHOTO/CHRISTI BOBO The South Florida State College Panthers celebrate after placing fourth at the NJCAA Regional Championship in Tallahassee. HIGHLANDS BASS ANGLERDave Douglass FISHING | 2B TV | 2B


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2020 of Engineers’ annual graphical plot schedule. Access this ar ticle online at, or Fishing from Shorelines: Learn where sh feed along shorelines by consulting a lake contour map. There are forty-ve Highlands County lake maps published online at Each map is edited to include boat ramp locations and have been enlarged for easy reading. You’ll discover that the majority of the lakes’ public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass shing guide-trip options, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map resources, plus shing philosophy, bass photos from custom ers and readers of this ar ticle. Personalized custom shing package options for leisure shermen to professional anglers are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass shing guide and is an experienced instructor on twenty-ve lakes, from the towns Kissimmee to Clewiston. Offers general bass shing charters and specializes in tourna ment type bass shing strategies on Istokpoga, Kissimmee Chain of lakes, Okeechobee, and several smaller lakes throughout Highlands and Polk counties. Visit for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@hotmail.comFISHING FROM PAGE 1B Atlético Mineiro, Round of 16 9:30 p.m.FS2 — Copa MX Final: Tijuana at Monterrey, Final 2nd Leg 10:30 p.m.CBSSN — UEFA Champions League: TBA (taped) TENNIS5 a.m.TENNIS — Paris-ATP Early Rounds 5 a.m. (Thursday)TENNIS — Paris-ATP Early RoundsTV FROM PAGE 1B Brady reclaims record with 2 TD throws as Bucs beat GiantsBy BARRY WILNER AP P RO F OOTBALL W RITEREAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Brady has felt uncomfortable against the New York Giants before. Most notably in a couple of Super Bowl losses. He recognized Monday night’s 25-23 victory by his Tampa Bay Buccaneers wasn’t very artistic. At least, for the star quarterback, it had a better ending. “We obviously didn’t play the way we’re capa ble of, but it was good to get a win,” Brady said. Lackluster for much of the game, Brady did what he does best in the second half. He threw touchdowns passes to Rob Gronkowski and Mike Evans, giving him the career lead in TD throws once more. The Saints’ Drew Brees had passed Brady on Sunday, but now the six-time Super Bowl champ is back on top with 561. Evans’ diving 8-yard catch provided the go-ahead points. But Tampa Bay (6-2) had to sweat it out. Daniel Jones drove New York (1-7) 70 yards in 13 plays and connected with Golden Tate for a 19-yard touchdown with 28 seconds remaining. The 2-point conversion failed as the ofcials picked up a ag for defensive pass interference. “You never apologize for winning,” Bucs coach Bruce Arians said. “We made the plays that counted.” Brady and Gronkowski earlier combined for a 3-yard scoring pass on which Gronk barely held onto the ball long enough. That made the old New England combination second in TDs for a duo with 93, 21 behind Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison of the Colts. Unable to connect with Evans on a 2-point con version, Brady still had the Bucs on top 15-14. After New York went back ahead on Graham Gano’s 33-yard eld goal, Daniel Jones was pressured into an unwise throw to Tate that Sean Murphy-Bunting picked off at the Tampa 33. That set the stage for the 66-yard drive to the touchdown by Evans. Jones had two costly picks, helping negate a strong effort by New York’s defense. “The interceptions were huge for us,” Brady said. “The young quarter back, he’s still trying to do too much,” Arians added. First-year Giants coach Joe Judge, who won three Super Bowls in New England with Brady, is not discouraged by the team’s record halfway through its schedule. “I see a lot of improve ment, our guys improving day by day,” Judge said. “We have a good foun dation. I see the core of a team that is developing.” New York got an early break — and soon after a touchdown — when Brady’s pass was tipped by Dalvin Tomlinson and caught by Bucs running back Ronald Jones. But he fumbled when hit by Blake Martinez and rookie Darnay Holmes recovered at the Tampa Bay 12. Dion Lewis’ made a sliding catch in the corner of the end zone on third down for a 7-3 lead. Ronald Jones was a nonfactor the rest of the half as Leonard Fournette got most of the action. The Giants’ next scoring drive was a model of ef ciency, featuring two gains of 11 yards, a 12-yarder, a 14-yarder and a 17-yard run by Wayne Gallman. He scored from the 2 to nish the 10-play series that covered 77 yards for a 14-3 lead. Brady, as has been his custom for two decades, then guided his team to a score, but it was merely Ryan Succop’s second of four eld goals, a 40-yard er with 7 seconds left in the half. Succop also had a 37-yard eld goal on the game’s opening drive, a 43-yarder set up by Carlton Davis’ intercep tion in early in the third quarter, and a 38-yarder with 3:41 to go for what turned out to be the decisive points. Soon after Succop had made it 14-9, Gronkowski was in the end zone — only to see Daniel Jones connect with his tight end, Evan Engram, for a 30-yard play. That set up Gano’s 33-yard kick and the 17-15 New York lead heading into the fourth period. But that’s usually Brady time. COREY SIPKIN/AP PHOTO Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady looks to throw.A ll times ESTN FLA MERICAN CONFERENCE E astWLTP ct PFPAB uffalo 620. 750 1 98 1 99 M iami 430. 571 1 88 1 30 N ew England 250. 286 1 36 1 67 N .Y. Jets 080. 000 942 38S outhWLTP ct PFPAI ndianapolis 520. 714 1 98 1 36 T ennessee 520. 714 2 08 1 84 H ouston 160. 143 1 66 2 17 J acksonville 160. 143 1 54 2 20N orthWLTP ct PFPAP ittsburgh 7001 .0002 11 1 42 B altimore 520. 714 2 03 1 32 C leveland 530. 625 2 06 2 37 C incinnati 251. 313 1 94 2 14W estWLTP ct PFPAK ansas City 710. 875 2 53 1 52 L as Vegas 430. 571 1 87 2 03 D enver 340. 429 1 47 1 83 L .A. Chargers 250. 286 1 79 1 85N ATIONAL CONFERENCE E astWLTP ct PFPAP hiladelphia 341. 438 1 86 2 05 W ashington 250. 286 1 33 1 65 D allas 260. 250 1 85 2 66 N .Y. Giants 170. 125 1 45 1 99S outhWLTP ct PFPAT ampa Bay 620. 750 2 47 1 65 N ew Orleans 520. 714 2 06 1 97 C arolina 350. 375 1 79 1 93 A tlanta 260. 250 2 09 2 24N orthWLTP ct PFPAG reen Bay 520. 714 2 19 1 87 C hicago 530. 625 1 61 1 66 D etroit 340. 429 1 77 2 06 M innesota 250. 286 1 83 2 14W estWLTP ct PFPAS eattle 610. 857 2 40 1 99 A rizona 520. 714 2 03 1 46 L .A. Rams 530. 625 1 93 1 52 S an Francisco 440. 500 2 08 1 73T hursday’s GamesA tlanta 25, Carolina 17S unday’s GamesB uffalo 24, New England 21 C incinnati 31, Tennessee 20 I ndianapolis 41, Detroit 21 K ansas City 35, N.Y. Jets 9 L as Vegas 16, Cleveland 6 M iami 28, L.A. Rams 17 M innesota 28, Green Bay 22 P ittsburgh 28, Baltimore 24 D enver 31, L.A. Chargers 30 N ew Orleans 26, Chicago 23, OT S eattle 37, San Francisco 27 P hiladelphia 23, Dallas 9 O pen: Houston, Jacksonville, Arizona, W ashingtonM onday’s GameT ampa Bay 25, N.Y. Giants 23T ampa Bay 25, N.Y. Giants 23T ampa Bay33910—25N .Y. Giants 7736—23F irst QuarterT B—FG Succop 37, 9:41. N YG—D.Lewis 7 pass from D.Jones (Gano k ick), 4:10.S econd QuarterN YG—Gallman 2 run (Gano kick), 1:46. T B—FG Succop 40, :07.T hird QuarterT B—FG Succop 43, 10:00. T B—Gronkowski 3 pass from Brady (pass f ailed), 6:00. N YG—FG Gano 33, :15.F ourth QuarterT B—Evans 8 pass from Brady (Succop k ick), 9:02. T B—FG Succop 38, 3:41. N YG—Tate 19 pass from D.Jones (pass f ailed), :28. A —0.TBN YGF irst downs 2324 T otal Net Yards 3 44 3 57 R ushes-yards 2 4-81 2 4-101 P assing 2 63 2 56 P unt Returns 0 -0 1 -11 K ickoff Returns 4 -92 3 -98 I nterceptions Ret. 2 -3 0 -0 C omp-Att-Int 2 8-40-0 2 6-42-2 S acked-Yards Lost 2 -16 3 -18 P unts 3 -42.0 4 -36.0 F umbles-Lost 2 -1 0 -0 P enalties-Yards 3 -20 7 -73 T ime of Possession 3 0:10 2 9:50I NDIVIDUAL STATISTICSR USHING—Tampa Bay, Fournette 15-52, J ones 7-23, Miller 1-7, Brady 1-(minus 1). N .Y. Giants, Gallman 12-44, Morris 8-28, J ones 3-20, Engram 1-9. P ASSING—Tampa Bay, Brady 28-40-0-279. N .Y. Giants, Jones 25-41-2-256, Tate 1 -1-0-18. R ECEIVING—Tampa Bay, Evans 5-55, M ickens 5-36, Gronkowski 4-41, Jones 4 -23, Miller 3-35, Fournette 3-19, Brate 2 -35, Johnson 2-35. N.Y. Giants, Shepard 8 -74, Engram 5-61, Slayton 5-56, Tate 2 -31, D.Lewis 2-8, Gallman 1-18, Penny 1 -11, Toilolo 1-9, Smith 1-6. M ISSED FIELD GOALS—None.T hursday, Nov. 5G reen Bay at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m.S unday, Nov. 8B altimore at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. C arolina at Kansas City, 1 p.m. C hicago at Tennessee, 1 p.m. D enver at Atlanta, 1 p.m. D etroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. H ouston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. N .Y. Giants at Washington, 1 p.m. S eattle at Buffalo, 1 p.m. L as Vegas at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. M iami at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. P ittsburgh at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. N ew Orleans at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. O pen: Cincinnati, Cleveland, L.A. Rams, P hiladelphiaM onday, Nov. 9N ew England at N.Y. Jets, 8:15 p.m. C OLLEGE FOOTBALLU SA Today Top 25 PollT he Amway Top 25 football poll, with f irst-place votes in parentheses, records t hrough Nov. 1, total points based on 25 p oints for first place through one point f or 25th, and previous ranking:R ecord P ts P vs 1 . Clemson (43) 7 -0 1 527 1 2 . Alabama (17) 6 -0 1 503 2 3 . Ohio State (2) 2 -0 1 407 3 4 . Notre Dame 6 -0 1 358 4 5 . Georgia 4 -1 1 304 5 6 . Cincinnati 5 -0 1 157 7 7 . Texas A&M 4 -1 1 154 8 8 . Florida 3 -1 1 101 9 9 . BYU 7 -0 1 025 10 1 0. Miami 5 -1 9 64 12 1 1. Wisconsin 1 -0 9 08 11 1 2. Oklahoma St. 4 -1 7 83 6 1 3. Indiana 2 -0 7 30 19 1 4. Oregon 0 -0 7 25 15 1 5. Marshall 5 -0 4 73 18 1 6. Coastal Carol. 6 -0 4 64 21 1 7. Iowa State 4 -2 4 33 22 1 8. SMU 6 -1 4 21 23 1 9. Oklahoma 4 -2 4 13 24 2 0. Southern Cal 0 -0 3 65 20 2 1. Auburn 4 -2 2 46 26 2 2. Army 6 -1 2 08 25 2 3. Boise State 2 -0 2 04 29 2 4. North Carolina 4 -2 1 92 13 2 5. Michigan 1 -1 1 41 14 D ropped out: No. 16 Kansas State (4-2); N o. 17 Penn State (0-2). O thers receiving votes: Texas (4-2) 115; N orthwestern (2-0) 112; Liberty (6-0) 92; L ouisiana-Lafayette (5-1) 90; Kansas S tate (4-2) 64; Utah (0-0) 57; Penn State ( 0-2) 56; Purdue (2-0) 55; West Virginia ( 4-2) 49; Virginia Tech (4-2) 37; A ppalachian State (4-1) 32; Tulsa (3-1) 29; M issouri (2-3) 23; Boston College (4-3) 2 0; North Carolina State (4-2) 16; K entucky (2-4) 13; Memphis (3-2) 12; W ake Forest (4-2) 11; Tennessee (2-3) 11; A rizona State (0-0) 11; Michigan State ( 1-1) 9; California (0-0) 9; South Carolina ( 2-3) 8; Arkansas (2-3) 8; Nevada (2-0) 3; S an Diego State (2-0) 1; Central Florida ( 4-2) 1.C ollege Football Schedule A ll Times EST ( Subject to change) W ednesday, Nov. 4 M IDWESTW . Michigan at Akron, 6 p.m. E . Michigan at Kent St., 6 p.m. O hio at Cent. Michigan, 7 p.m. B all St. at Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m. B uffalo at N. Illinois, 7 p.m. B owling Green at Toledo, 8 p.m.T hursday, Nov. 5 F AR WESTU tah St. (0-2) at Nevada (2-0), 7 p.m. W yoming (1-1) at Colorado St. (0-1), 9 p.m.F riday, Nov. 6 S OUTHM iami (5-1) at NC State (4-2), 7:30 p.m.F AR WESTS an Jose St. (2-0) at San Diego St. (2-0), 9 p .m. B YU (7-0) at Boise St. (2-0), 9:45 p.m.S aturday, Nov. 7 E ASTA ir Force (1-2) at Army (6-1), 11:30 a.m. S MU (6-1) at Temple (1-3), Noon T ulsa (3-1) at Navy (3-4), Noon B oston College (4-3) at Syracuse (1-6), 2 p .m. U Mass (0-1) at Marshall (5-0), 2:30 p.m. M aryland (1-1) at Penn St. (0-2), 3:30 p.m.S OUTHL iberty (6-0) at Virginia Tech (4-2), Noon A rkansas St. (3-4) at Louisiana-Lafayette ( 5-1), Noon L ouisiana-Monroe (0-7) at Georgia St. ( 2-3), Noon T ulane (3-4) at East Carolina (1-4), Noon N orth Carolina (4-2) at Duke (2-5), Noon S outh Florida (1-5) at Memphis (3-2), N oon T roy (4-2) at Georgia Southern (4-2), 1 p .m. N orth Alabama (0-2) at Southern Miss. ( 1-5), 3 p.m. S tephen F. Austin (4-3) at E. Kentucky ( 2-4), 3 p.m. C harlotte (2-3) at Middle Tennessee ( 2-5), 3:30 p.m. V anderbilt (0-4) at Mississippi St. (1-4), 3 :30 p.m. F lorida (3-1) vs. Georgia (4-1) at J acksonville, F.L., 3:30 p.m. P ittsburgh (3-4) at Florida St. (2-4), 4 p.m. W . Kentucky (2-5) at FAU (2-1), 6 p.m. T exas A&M (4-1) at South Carolina (2-3), 7 p .m. L ouisville (2-5) at Virginia (2-4), 8 p.m. S outh Alabama (3-3) at Coastal Carolina ( 6-0), 8 p.m.M IDWESTM ichigan (1-1) at Indiana (2-0), Noon N ebraska (0-1) at Northwestern (2-0), N oon M ichigan St. (1-1) at Iowa (0-2), Noon M innesota (0-2) at Illinois (0-2), 3:30 p.m. H ouston (2-2) at Cincinnati (5-0), 3:30 p .m. O klahoma St. (4-1) at Kansas St. (4-2), 4 p .m. B aylor (1-3) at Iowa St. (4-2), 7 p.m. C lemson (7-0) at Notre Dame (6-0), 7:30 p .m. R utgers (1-1) at Ohio St. (2-0), 7:30 p.m.S OUTHWESTW est Virginia (4-2) at Texas (4-2), Noon A ppalachian St. (4-1) at Texas State (1-7), 3 p.m. K ansas (0-6) at Oklahoma (4-2), 3:30 p.m. U TSA (4-4) at Rice (1-1), 3:30 p.m. T exas Tech (2-4) at TCU (2-3), 3:30 p.m. A ngelo State University (0-1) at Abilene C hristian (1-3), 4 p.m. F IU (0-3) at UTEP (3-3), 4 p.m. L ouisiana Tech (4-3) at North Texas (2-3), 7 p.m. T ennessee (2-3) at Arkansas (2-3), 7:30 p .m.F AR WESTA rizona St. at Southern Cal, Noon F resno St. (1-1) at UNLV (0-2), 3:30 p.m. A rizona at Utah, 4 p.m. U CLA at Colorado, 7 p.m. S tanford at Oregon, 7:30 p.m. W ashington at California, 10:30 p.m. W ashington St. at Oregon St., 10:30 p.m. N ew Mexico (0-1) at Hawaii (1-1), 11 p.m. M LSA ll Times EST E ASTERN CONFERENCEWLTP ts GFGAx -Philadelphia 1345444220 x -Toronto FC 1345443224 x -Columbus 1155383318 x -Orlando City 103838362 1 x -NY City FC 1183363322 x -New England 868322623 x -New York 895292730 x -Nashville 768292119 M ontreal 7132233041 A tlanta 6124222228 C hicago 597222833 I nter Miami 6133212334 D .C. United 5116212338 C incinnati 4144161134W ESTERN CONFERENCEWLTP ts GFGAx -Portland 1155384533 x -Sporting KC 1163363625 x -Seattle 1055353921 x -LA FC 974314435 x -FC Dallas 857312721 x -Minnesota 856303124 S an Jose 786273145 V ancouver 8140242444 C olorado 664222927 R eal Salt Lake 597222533 L A Galaxy 6113212642 H ouston 499212938W ednesday, Nov. 4C olumbus at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. C hicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. F C Dallas at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. C olorado at Portland, 10 p.m. S eattle at LA Galaxy, 11 p.m. G OLFP GA Tour Schedule, WinnersS ept. 10-13 Safeway Open, Silverado R esort and Spa North, Napa, Calif. ( Stewart Cink) S ep 17–20 – U.S. Open, Winged Foot West C ourse, Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Bryson D eChambeau) S ept. 24-27 Corales Puntacana Resort & C lub Championship, Corales Golf Club, P unta Cana, Dominican Republic (Hudson S wafford) O ct. 1-4 Sanderson Farms C hampionship, CC of Jackson, Jackson, M S (Sergio Garcia) O ct. 8-11 Shriners Hospitals for Children O pen, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV ( Martin Laird) O ct. 15-18 CJ Cup, Shadow Creek Golf C ourse, Las Vegas (Jason Kokrak) O ct. 22-25 Zozo Championship, S herwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, C alif. (Patrick Cantlay) O ct. 29-Nov. 1 Bermuda Championship, P ort Royal GC, Southampton, Bermuda ( Brian Gay) N ov. 5-8 Houston Open, Memorial Park G olf Course, Houston, TX N ov. 12-15 2020 Masters Tournament, A ugusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. N ov. 19-22 RSM Classic, Sea Island R esort (Seaside), Sea Island, Ga. D ec. 3-6 Mayakoba Golf Classic, El C amaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, MEX D ec. 3-6 Hero World Challenge, Albany, N ew Providence, Bahamas. D ec. 11-13 QBE Shootout, Tiburón GC, N aples, Fla. T RANSACTIONST uesday’s Transactions B ASEBALL A merican LeagueC LEVELAND INDIANS — Activated RHP J efry Rodriguez from the 60-day IL.F OOTBALL N ational Football LeagueB ALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed S DeShon E lliot on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Placed R G Tyre Phillips on injured reserve. C HICAGO BEARS — Placed OL Bobby M assie on injured reserve. Signed OL L achavious Simmons from the practice s quad. Signed OL Aaron Neary to the p ractice squad. Placed OT Jason Spriggs a nd OL Germain Ifedi on the r eserve/COVID-19 list. C INCINNATI BENGALS — Signed CB Brian A llen to the practice squad and released L B Kendall Donnerson from the practice s quad. D ALLAS COWBOYS — Placed QB Andy D alton on the reserve/COVID-19 list. G REEN BAY PACKERS — Signed TE Dax R aymond to the practice squad and r eleased TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart. Placed L B Kamal Martin and RB Jamaal Williams o n the reserve COVID-19 list. M IAMI DOLPHINS — Acquired RB DeAndre W ashington from Kansas City. N EW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Acquired WR I saiah Ford from Miami in exchange for a 2 022 seventh-round draft pick. S AN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Placed QB J immy Garoppolo on injured reserve. w aived WR Dante Pettis. S EATTLE SEAHAWKS — Activated TE Colby P arkinson from the reserve/NFI list.C OLLEGEB IG EAST CONFERENCE — Announced C hris Schneider has been named E xecutive Associate Commissioner, Sport A dministration and Championships; Tracy E llis-Ward has been named Senior A ssociate Commissioner, Women’s B asketball and Chief Diversity and I nclusion Officer; Katie Willet has been n amed Senior Associate Commissioner, C ompliance, Governance and S tudent-Athlete Development. B ETTING LINEP Line C ollege Football W ednesdayF avorite OTO /U U nderdogM IAMI (OH) 3255B all St K ENT ST 6 1 2 4 1 2 63 1 2 E . Michigan W Michigan 171854A KRON T OLEDO 1822 1 2 62 1 2 B owling Grn B uffalo 81352N . ILLINOIS O hio PK2 1 2 58C ENT. MICH.T hursdayF avorite OTO /U U nderdogW yoming 5 1 2 3 1 2 52 1 2 C OLO. ST N EVADA 13 1 2 15 1 2 56U tah StF ridayF avorite OTO /U U nderdogM iami 8 1 2 10 1 2 58 1 2 N C STATE S N DIEGO ST 109 1 2 47 1 2 S an Jose St B YU PK360B OISE STS aturdayF avorite OTO /U U nderdogS MU 1417 1 2 62 1 2 T EMPLE A RMY 75 1 2 41A ir Force T ulane 2 1 2 561E . CAROL. F LORIDA ST +2251P ittsburgh C STL CAROL. 15 1 2 1855S . Alabama V A. TECH 161467L iberty T roy +1355G A. STHRN C INCINNATI 101355H ouston G EORGIA ST 191858L a.-Monroe V IRGINIA 1367L ouisville B oston Coll. 13 1 2 1452 1 2 S YRACUSE N . Carolina 910 1 2 64D UKE T ulsa 910 1 2 56 1 2 N AVY M ichigan 3 1 2 354 1 2 I NDIANA O HIO ST. 373764R utgers P ENN ST 242563M aryland I OWA ST 121447B aylor M innesota 7 1 2 7 1 2 61I LLINOIS I OWA 7746M ichigan St U CLA 5 1 2 6 1 2 55 1 2 C OLORADO U TAH 131458A rizona U SC 7 1 2 10 1 2 58A rizona St O REGON 91051S tanford O REGON ST +31 1 2 65 1 2 W ash. St F resno St 13 1 2 1158U NLV C AL +3143W ashington A ppalachn St 1717 1 2 56 1 2 T EXAS ST. M EMPHIS 17 1 2 1864 1 2 S . Florida O KLAHOMA 373863K ansas T CU 9 1 2 961 1 2 T exas Tech O klahoma St 9 1 2 1246K -STATE T EXAS 76 1 2 55W . Virginia N ’WESTERN 4355N ebraska G eorgia 6352F lorida R ICE 4446U tsa C harlotte 5465 1 2 M IDDLE TN M ISS. ST. 161946V anderbilt L A.-LAFYTTE 131466A rkansas St U TEP 2244F IU H AWAII 15 1 2 15 1 2 62 1 2 N ew Mexico F AU 11 1 2 739 1 2 W Kentucky N . TEXAS PK271 1 2 L a. Tech T exas A&M 81058 1 2 S . CAROLINA C lemson 35 1 2 52N TRE DAME T ennessee 11 1 2 52 1 2 A RKANSAS M ARSHALL 434455U MassN FL T hursdayF avorite OTO /U U nderdogG reen Bay +35 1 2 50S AN FRANCISCOS undayF avorite OTO /U U nderdogS eattle 22 1 2 54 1 2 B UFFALO A TLANTA 4450D enver T ENNESSEE 5546C hicago M INNESOTA 3452D etroit B altimore 32 1 2 45I NDIANAPOLIS K ANSAS CITY 121052C arolina H ouston 6751J ACKSONVILLE W ASHINGTON 3341 1 2 N Y Giants L A CHARGERS 2 1 2 1 1 2 53L as Vegas P ittsburgh 13 1 2 13 1 2 41 1 2 D ALLAS A RIZONA 4448M iami T AMPA BAY 45 1 2 51 1 2 N ew OrleansM ondayF avorite OTO /U U nderdogN ew England 7742 1 2 N Y JETS O N THIS DATEN ov. 41 934 – The Detroit Lions rush for an NFL r ecord 426 yards in a 40-7 rout of the P ittsburgh Pirates. The only bright spot f or the Pirates is scoring the first t ouchdown against Detroit this season, e nding the Lions’ shutout streak at seven g ames. 1 951 – The United States wins six of eight s ingles matches and ties another to win t he Ryder Cup 9½-2½ over Britain at P inehurst Resort in North Carolina. 1 960 – Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia s cores 44 points and sets an NBA record b y missing all 10 of his free throws as the W arriors beat the Detroit Pistons 136-121. 1 976 – Baseball holds its first free agent d raft with 24 players from 13 major l eague clubs participating. Reggie J ackson eventually signs the most l ucrative contract of the group, $2.9 m illion over five years with the New York Y ankees. Others free agents are Joe Rudi, D on Gullett, Gene Tenace, Rollie Fingers, D on Baylor, Bobby Grich and Willie M cCovey. 1 984 – Seattle’s Dave Brown returns two i nterceptions for touchdowns in a 31-17 t riumph over the Kansas City Chiefs. SCOREBOARD

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B10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2020 r rnr nr r n n n I am a longtime GERD sufferer and have used omeprazole (up to 80 mg daily) for years. I have tried everything else over 50 years, with limited success. I tried a product contain ing caraway oil and menthol three months ago, and have had no symptoms since. Just a food supplement? It's hard to believe. How would you explain it? — P.M. Since gastroesophageal reux disease is so com mon, I try hard to stay current with new treatments, but had not read about using caraway oil and menthol. Caraway oil is reported to relax the smooth muscle in the duodenum and menthol has anti-inammatory effects. In a study from 2019, looking at the effectiveness in 95 people with functional dyspepsia (many of whom are likely to have had GERD), after 28 days treat ment, 61% of the subjects tak ing caraway oil and menthol had improvement, but 49% of the control subjects did as well (these took a placebo, an inac tive substance that looked just like the medication). Similarly, 7% to 10% of people taking medication improved their symptoms scores (compared with placebo).It seems you may be in the lucky group that improved with this product, although in any one person it is impossible to exclude a placebo effect. There were fewer adverse events in the active medica tion group compared with the control group, and no serious adverse effects in any subjects. Other studies have shown that caraway oil may decrease blood sugar, so people with diabetes who try using cara way oil should monitor their blood sugar to be careful of dangerously low blood sugars — which is unlikely, and I am not recommending this product for treatment of diabetes.There are other products contain-ing caraway oil and peppermint oil that have also shown some benet. I am a healthy, active 86-year-old woman. I am a lifelong volunteer, and a 35-year volunteer in a hospital in a project involving patient con-tact. As a child, I had a severe allergic reaction to egg whites. Because of that, I have never had a u shot, and except for one longer bout in 1970, I can remember only two or three other times having the 24-hour u. In recent years, my doctor has been advising me to try a u shot, but I have refused. The memories of my battle as a child are still vivid and nasty. I have been hospitalized several times with reactions to medications, so am hesitant to try things new to my system. Am I being unreasonable in fear of the u shot? — Anon. Thank you for your hospital service. I understand completely why you are leery, given the severe reaction you had, but the amount of egg protein in modern u vaccines is so small that allergic reactions are no more common with u shots to people with egg allergies than to those without. You should be able to get a u vaccine safely. However, there is a u shot made without eggs, and you can ask about it if it would make you feel more com-fortable. The brand name is Flucelvax. Of all the years to get a u shot, this is the year, given the coronavirus pandemic. It's not too late. Advice Columnist rn I love cooking meals in my slow cooker, but some times the meats do not cook as well as I'd like. What am I doing wrong? — Amy in Pennsylvania Amy, tougher cuts of meat and rm vegetables should go in the slow cooker rst, at the bottom of the pot, where they are closer to the heating element. Place the other ingredients on top of the meat. Also, it's important not to open the lid to check or to stir until there is only a half hour of cooking time left. Every time the lid is lifted, the temperature drops and may add to the cooking time by 30 minutes. I hope this helps. — Heloise I've lost your wonderful recipe for Italian Pasta soup. It tasted great, and my kids loved that it had hot dogs in it. Would you reprint this recipe for us soup lovers? — Rae-Ann in Colorado Rae-Ann, this is always a nice tasty treat on these chilly fall days! Here it is. You'll need: 3 cans stewed tomatoes2 cans cannelloni beans (small white beans) 4 cups water2 stalks celery, sliced 1 small onion, diced 2 carrots, slicedPinch of each (or to taste) of sweet basil, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, pepper and salt 1 cup elbow macaroni (pre-pared according to package directions) 3 to 6 hot dogs, slicedIn a large pot, heat stewed tomatoes and cannelloni beans. Add 32 ounces of wa-ter. Stir in celery, onion and carrots. Sprinkle with basil, oregano, parsley, garlic pow-der, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until vegetables are cooked, about an hour. Add sliced hot dogs and simmer an addition-al 15 minutes. In another pot, cook elbow macaroni until rm, but don't overcook. Rinse and drain. Add to soup, stir and serve. Makes about 8 to 10 servings. Would you like more of Heloise's soup recipes? 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PAGE 23 November 4, 2020 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B11 I am a 39-year-old woman who has been in a relation ship for ve years and married for two. Abby, I am consumed with regret for marry-ing this man. He's loyal and has a good job, but he spends most of our money on food (eating out at work, drinking expen-sive beers, buying tools, etc.) and he is probably the most negative person I know. His negativity is so overwhelming it has pulled me down closer to his level than where I started when we met. I feel trapped. I don't want to be single at 40, and I know somewhere in there I love him, so I'm working on my own energy so it won't affect me so much. He just makes everything so miserable with his attitude. He exudes bad energy. He pouts, throws temper tantrums, is rude, con-descending, and EVERYONE around him can feel his bad moods. He has only recently started therapy and I want to be patient, but I have this loop playing in my head — "I hate his guts!" I know it's not true, but I am so resentful and remorseful for marrying him. Is there anything I can do to save my marriage? Is it even worth it? — Second Thoughts in California There is something you can do, and I sincerely hope you will take it to heart. Recognize that "pouting, temper tantrums, condescension and (constant) negativity" is hostile and abusive. I am glad your hus-band is receiving professional help to improve his behavior and attitude. Now it's time for you to do the same. If you do, it will help you to clear your head and your soul. It will also give you deeper insight into whether this is worth it. P.S. Saving your marriage will have to be a joint effort. This is not something you can do on your own. I've been dealing with some emo-tional stress for well over a year. I've re-cently found out my wife's ex was much more well-endowed than I am. I understand that's not the most important thing, but it is messing with me mentally. One reason is, a long time ago when she was drunk, she asked me why it was so small. When I came across pictures of him, it all came back. I feel like we need to talk about it, but I don't know how to start. I know she will get mad and I don't think she would tell me the truth. A lot of things go along with these feelings, which is part of why it bothers me so much. I probably need to just let it go, but it continues to haunt me. We have been married a long time and have had our share of problems. How do I get past this? Any help or guidance would be greatly appreci-ated. — Not Measuring Up in Alabama r What, exactly, is the "truth" you are afraid your wife will conceal if you bring this out in the open? If she thought you couldn't satisfy her needs, she wouldn't have married you. The ques-tion I would like answered is where those old photos were when you stumbled across them. Were you going through her belongings because you feel insecure about things other than your anatomy? This does need to be discussed when you are both sober, because if you remain silent, your insecurity will only grow worse. Please don't wait to do it. r Advice Columnist œ=Y[`jgoYf\]Y[`[gdmefemkl[gflYafl`]fmeZ]jk)l`jgm_`, ]Ykq!gj)l`jgm_`. [`Ydd]f_af_!oal`gmlj]h]Ylaf_&œL`]fmeZ]jkoal`afl`]`]Ynadqgmldaf]\Zgp]k$[Ydd]\[Y_]k$emkl [geZaf]mkaf_l`]_an]fgh]jYlagf afYfqgj\]j! lghjg\m[]l`]lYj_]lfmeZ]jkafl`]lgh%d]^l[gjf]jk&œ>j]]Za]k2>addafkaf_d]%Zgp[Y_]koal`l`]fme%Z]jafl`]lgh%d]^l[gjf]j& r n rn rn :qKl]h`YfHYklak n  :q;`jak:jgof]  ­ :qBae

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By The Associated PressMILAN (AP) — A 54-year-old nurse became convinced the coronavirus “hated” her during the rst seven months of Italy’s outbreaks. Those are Cristina Settembrese’s words for it. Settembrese, who special izes in treating patients with infectious diseases, faced huge risks during the long hours she spent in close contact with sick and dying COVID-19 patients. She was careful to scale her precautions to match and always tested negative despite getting exposed multiple times. The nurse’s encounters with the coronavirus started Feb. 21, the day Italy’s rst domestic cases were conrmed in the country’s north. Nurses and doctors were among the newly infected, so Settembrese immediately volunteered to care for people in Codogno, home to Italy’s patient zero and just an hour’s drive away from where she worked at Milan’s San Paolo Hospital. Soon, her own hospital was under siege as the virus spread in the Lombardy region, its rst foothold beyond Asia. Settembrese, a single mother, immediately sent her 24-year-old daughter to live with her parents. Alone at home, the nurse slept on the couch, partly to be ready in case she was called in to work, partly as a response to a trauma that took her by surprise. When case numbers nally decreased and her hospital emptied of COVID-19 patients, she found it hard to share the relief she observed in other people, those who had not seen the trauma of her ward. On a short summer break, she saw the virus’ fall return in the unmasked faces of fellow vacationers. And her worry grew. Still, the resurgence came quicker — and earlier — than even Settembrese feared. This week alone, the number of cases in her hospital surged by one-third. It also showed up closer to home. Here, in her words, is her journey through the pandemic, so far. ITALY’S BRIEF VIRUS RESPITE “By August, we had no more admissions for COVID. We had almost a month without any cases. And from September, instead we started to see again some pneumonia, then some patients with COVID, still not serious cases, and we closed the ward for patients with meningitis, tuberculosis, our usual patients....Then as the cases increased and the hos pital admissions went up, the CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDESECTION C Wednesday, November 4, 2020 HIGHLANDS HEALTH LUCA BRUNO/AP PHOTO Nurse Cristina Settembrese xes two masks to her face during her work shift in the COVID-19 ward at the San Paolo hospital in Milan, Italy.Families, day cares feel strain of new COVID-19 health rulesBy The Associated PressSEATTLE — Joelle Wheatley hit her pandemic-parenting rock bottom after her son was sent home from day care for a second time, with the snifes, due to strict er health guidelines in a symp tom-sensitive COVID-19 world. It was supposed to be Jacob’s rst day back after a stressful 10-day home quarantine for another mild symptom that turned out to be harmless. Frustrated, desperate — there were no other care options, and she needed to focus on work — and certain that the 2-year-old’s runny nose and cough were also benign, the Seattle mom deed the day care’s orders and brought him back the next day anyway. “I was just so sure he had a cold, and that sounds so irresponsible,” said Wheatley, 43, who works at an early education nonprot. “But I honestly was just in such a low place.” As more families make the jump back to group day care this fall in an attempt to restart lives and ca reers, many parents, pediatricians and care operators are nding that new, pandemic-driven rules offer a much-needed layer of safety but also seem incompatible with the germy reality of childhood. They stem largely from coro navirus guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowering the fever threshold, disqualifying even a single bout of diarrhea or vomiting and making snifes suspect in group settings. But the guidelines don’t take into account that young children are prone to catching the common viral infections that help build up their immune systems, or that seasonal allergies, crying, even teething and normal playground exertion can prompt a COVID-19-like symptom. And the price parents and kids pay for such symptoms — which could easily signal either a happy, ELAINE THOMPSON/AP PHOTO Parents Joelle and Ryan Wheatley pose with their children Anna, 9 months, and Jacob, 2, for a photo, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Seattle. As with other families, they are dealing with stricter daycare rules on possible coronavirus symptoms that feel incompatible with the germy reality of modern childhood, where a toddler’s snie or cough could bring 10 days of quar antine.Nurse on coronavirus duty sees the nightmare return 5 factors that weaken your immune system Everyone talks about masks. I like them and wear them, but that is external protection only. While important and useful, I will be totally honest with you about them. The way we respond from a pathogen has more to do with our internal protection, as in our immune system. So ask yourself if it’s up to par. If it’s not, then you need to start fertilizing your gar den of microora (ie probiotics) and also avoid or minimize anything that weakens your immune system. In no special order, here are the most common factors that suppress your immune system: 1. Alcohol — People think of this as good for the heart, but studies repeatedly show that free radical harm takes place in your liver, and can lead to compromised liver enzymes as well as hepatotoxicity. If you can’t lter out and neutralize poisons and pathogens, your immune system is weaker. 2. Smoking — I can say everything here that I just said for alcohol. Additionally, smoking is a known drug mugger of vitamin C, which everyone knows helps reduce misery from the common cold and u. If you smoke, you have lower levels of C and again, this weakens your ability to ght. Furthermore, smoking hurts your lungs and that is one target organ of COVID-19. 3. Junk food — Need I say more than the word “junk?” If you’re eating junk food, your body is still starving for nutri ents at a cellular level. You may very well be at a healthy weight and BMI, however, your cells are dying for more nutrition and that means you’re immune system is weak. 4. Medications — There are some immune-suppressing medications that people take for autoimmune condi tions to slow down the self-directed attack at their own tissue. For example, How contact tracing has evolvedBy DEEDEE STIEPANM AYO C LINICAs positive COVID-19 cases spike across the country, the role of contact tracing becomes even more import ant. Contact tracing is the process of identifying those who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, assessing the risk of their exposure and facilitating quarantine when indicated. Early in the pandemic, Dr. Laura Breeher, a preventive medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, and her team developed digital tools to conduct contact tracing. Since then, Dr. Breeher, who is medical director of Occupational Health Services at Mayo Clinic, says contact tracing has evolved. At the beginning of the pandemic, when few people were wearing masks and social distancing, they found people who would test positive for COVID-19 typically had a lot of close contacts, meaning they potentially exposed a lot of people. “With the evolution of the pan demic, I think that one thing that has changed is that in recent months, with the surge, we’re having an increased number of COVID-19-positive indi viduals, so we have more people we need to reach out to. But, fortunately, each of those people has exposed few others or sometimes they’ve exposed no other people because they’ve been practicing social distancing, diligent masking and hand-washing. And, so, they can condently say they haven’t exposed anyone else. And that’s a win every time we hear that that there was no one else exposed,” says Dr. Breeher. Dr. Breeher says at this point in the pandemic, as positive cases are surg ing across much of the U.S., commu nity spread appears to be responsible for most COVID-19 exposures. “I think most of the exposures, from my experience, are occurring in the community. Health care centers and schools have very good precautions in place to prevent exposure. I’ve been very impressed with the measures that schools have taken to prevent expo sure, from hybrid learning so that class size are smaller to social distancing and wearing masks. But, certainly, out in the community, especially if you’re MAYO CLINIC PHOTO Contact tracing is the process of identifying those who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, assessing the risk of their exposure and facilitating quarantine when indicated. GREGORY BULL/AP PHOTO Iraqi immigrant Ethar Kakoz, a contact tracer for the COVID-19 virus, makes calls Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in El Cajon, Calif. Kakoz is among a growing legion of ethnically and racially diverse contact tracers hired by local health departments to bridge the cultural divide in the United States and rebuild public condence in America’s public health system. DEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Cohen DAYCARE | 4C COHEN | 3C RETURN | 3C CONTACT | 3C


C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2020 Hearing protection during hunting season Hunting season is in full force. That means that an increasing number of people are exposing themselves to excessive noise. This increase in noise from the gun re also increases the risk of getting a noise-induced hearing loss. While everyone should take precautions to protect their precious hearing, often hunters wear nothing because they need to hear the game in which they are seeking. There are solutions available that will actually enhance your ability to hear and then protect your hearing when you pull the trigger on your gun. The Sound Gear High-Denition Hearing Protection & Sound Enhancement System by Starkey Hearing Technologies is the per fect solution to protecting your hearing for all noise environments, but especially for hunting. There are two versions. An industrial design that has a 25 decibel noise reduction, 8db gain input and with 80db output limit. The hunting and tactile devices have an impressive 25 decibel noise reduction rating and 15dB of gain (to help hear those animals) with 93dB output. This allows the sounds the animals are making in the woods to be more noticeable yet immediately provide the best protection when you shoot. They provide dynamic digital protection for your ears. They are high-denition sound reproduction devices. Sound Gear are available in an instant t version and are available and in stock at our ofce. They are ready to wear right out of the box. They sit just inside of the ear can and are discreet. The product can also be a custom t in which we take impression to order the product. These will usually take about a week to get. Enjoy your hunting sea son. Protect your hearing. To Hear Better Is To Live Better! COURTESY PHOTOHEARING MATTERS Roseann Kiefer 2nd study testing a COVID-19 antibody drug has a setbackBy The Associated PressFor the second time, a study testing an exper imental antibody drug for COVID-19 has been paused to investigate a possible safety issue in hospitalized patients. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Friday that inde pendent monitors had recommended placing on hold enrollment of the most severely ill patients — those who need intense oxygen treatment or breathing machines — because of a potential safety problem and unfavorable balance of risks and benets. The study can continue to test the two-antibody drug combo in hospital ized patients who need little or no extra oxygen, the monitors said. Other studies in mild or mod erately ill people also are continuing. Antibodies are proteins the body makes when an infection occurs; they attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. But it can take several weeks for the most effective ones to form. The experimental drugs aim to help im mediately, by supplying concentrated versions of one or two antibodies that worked best against the coronavirus in lab and animal tests. Earlier this month, a different group of monitors recommended pausing enrollment in a U.S. National Institutes of Health study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug to investigate a possible safety issue in hospitalized patients. On Monday, the NIH said no safety problem had been veried, but they stopped the study because the drug didn’t seem to work in that situation. “These kinds of results are informing us about the timing of the benet,” said Dr. Myron Cohen, a University of North Carolina virologist who advises the government on COVID-19 treatments. Tests in animals suggest that antibody drugs work best when given early in infection to lower the amount of virus, he said. Once someone is very sick, the drugs may not help, but it’s too soon to know if that’s the case, he said. Doctors already know that timing can matter when it comes to COVID-19 treatments. Studies suggest that dexamethasone and other steroids can lower the risk of death when given to very sick patients to tamp down an over-active immune system, but they may be harmful for those who are only mildly ill. Lilly and Regeneron have asked the Food and Drug Administration to allow emergency use of their experimental anti body drugs for mild and moderately ill patients who don’t need hospitalization. REGENERON VIA AP In this undated image from video provided by Regen eron Pharmaceuticals on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, scientists work with a bioreactor at a company facility in New York state, for eorts on an exper imental coronavirus antibody drug. Boosts the immune system responseBy NANCY DALEY OGA FOR L IFEAccording to new research published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, certain yoga postures and “Pranayama” breathing can strengthen the immune system and decrease inammation in the body. “Researchers collective ly reviewed 15 random ized controlled trials that examined whether the regular practice of yoga postures could strengthen the immune system and reduce chronic inam mation in the body. In the study, the average sample size of trials was 70 rang ing from 11 to as many as 140 participants.” The study indicates that psychological stress “can weaken the immune system and increase chronic inammation. Short-term inammation is a natural part of the im mune response, helpful in healing wounds, injuries and infections but chron ic inammation can do more harm than good.” Yoga helps to de-stress the body and mind, increasing the produc tion of endorphins to maintain a positive state of mind and ward off infections. Drs. Robin Monroe, R. Nagaratha and H. R. Nagendra, authors of “Yoga for Common Ailments” (Fireside, 1991) emphasize that “cold and u infections, allergies, asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions are directly linked to a weak ened immune response and disturbed, shallow breathing.” However, if you are already practicing yoga which includes deep breathing like Pranayama, Kathleen Fry, M.D., president of the American Holistic Medical Associaton in Scottsdale, Arizona says, “Yoga works on everything, especially when practicing forward bends and inverted postures such as head stands that helps to ease congestion and drain the sinuses/lungs.” Since colds and u attack bronchial passag es, Pranayama breathing can expand lung capacity. Rapid abdominal breath ing along with daily nasal irrigation with a saline wash can also signi cantly reduce colds and strengthen the immune system. Let’s practice Pranayama breathing. Sit with legs crossed and back straight. Slowly bring one hand up to the right nostril. Press the thumb against the right nostril to close it, as you deeply inhale through the left nostril. Then press the last two ngers of the right hand against the left nostril and exhale. Repeat these steps, slow alternat ing inhaling and exhaling through each separate nostril. Keep the mouth closed. This practice may feel awkward at rst but don’t give up — perfect it! To enhance Pranayama breathing, stand up and place the hands on the hips, raising both arms long and roll backwards to clear the lungs. Hold the posture. Researchers have discovered that pro-inammatory markers can be reduced through 30 to 90 minutes of yoga inducing and stilling the mind in quiet meditation. (Falkenberg RI 2018, “Yoga and Immune system functioning”) Finally, de-stress the mind and body as you finish the practice by laying on your back, closing the eyes and deeply inflating the lungs. As you quietly rest and calm the mind, focus on “no thoughts.” Relax and let all of Life’s concerns disappear. Life is challenging every day but the goal is to be happy despite conditions. This idea and practice is a refresh ing approach to each new day and the upcom ing year. Enjoy feeling whole! COURTESY PHOTO Let’s practice Pranayama breathing. Sit with legs crossed and back straight. Slowly bring one hand up to the right nostril. Press the thumb against the right nostril to close it, as you deeply inhale through the left nostril. Then press the last two ngers of the right hand against the left nostril and exhale. Repeat these steps, slow alternating inhaling and exhaling through each separate nostril. Keep the mouth closed. How does the coronavirus affect the heart?By The Associated PressEven though it’s known as a respiratory virus, doctors believe the coronavirus can directly infect the heart muscle and cause other problems leading to heart damage. In some people, as COVID-19 decreases lung function, it may deprive the heart of adequate oxygen. Sometimes it causes an overwhelming inammatory reaction that taxes the heart as the body tries to ght off the infection. The virus can also invade blood vessels or cause inammation within them, leading to blood clots that can cause heart attacks. Clots throughout the body have been found in many COVID-19 patients. That has led some doctors to try blood thinners, although there is no consensus on that treatment. Dr. Sean Pinney of the University of Chicago says people with heart disease are most at risk for virus-related damage to the heart. But heart complications also have been found in COVID-19 patients with no known previous disease. A recent review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology notes that evidence of heart involvement has been found in at least 25% of hospitalized coro navirus patients. At some centers, the rate is 30% or higher. 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PAGE 27 November 4, 2020 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 methotrexate, azathio prine, and etanercept are three that come to mind off the top of my head. These are necessary, and I’m not saying to discon tinue them, however you should be extra vigilant about exposure, masks, social distancing and so forth. Since you shouldn’t stop your medication, just be more careful. Another immune-sup pressing category are the steroids such as inhalers for asthma and those used for allergies (pred nisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone and so forth). Cyclosporine is another used frequently after organ transplants. 5. Infections — If you have the measles, HIV, Lyme disease, bartonella, candida, mold exposure or mononucleosis for example, these types of chronic infections weak en your immunity. Your body is already ghting in these cases, and dealing with an imbalanced set of pro-inammatory cyto kines so another infection would be harder to deal with because your im mune reserves are spent. Supporting your body by eating healthy foods and taking antioxidants is key to keeping your immune system strong. So as we approach the colder months, consider both internal and external methods for immune support. This way you give yourself the best odds. Dietary supplements that may help improve “internal” protection include vita min D, E, C and zinc. The herbal antioxidants that do this include skullcap, resveratrol, green tea extract, ginger, blueberry and andrographis. There are many others. Suzy Cohen is a regis tered pharmacist and the author of ‘The 24-Hour Pharmacist’ and ‘Real Solutions.’ For more information, visit This in formation is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Always check with your doctor before following any medical advice.COHEN FROM PAGE 1C pneumonia got more ag gressive, forcing them to reopen the intensive ward upstairs. The switch has happened: The virulence is much stronger, and we see it in the patients.” THE MID-OCTOBER SURGE “I can say on a numeric level, the numbers have soared....Nurses have been recalled from the wards they had gone back to. We are calling them back to help us, because alone we cannot keep up. There are just a few of us, and we cannot keep up with people who are wearing helmets (to assist breathing).” THE NIGHTMARE RETURNS “I am experiencing this very badly. I didn’t honestly expect to. I cried a lot, four months ago, I cried really a lot. I lost many young people, who I still carry with me. I hadn’t yet overcome these deaths....All of us nurses, we are feeling a psychological damage. I am experiencing this as a second wave, and I think we still have seen nothing. “There are not the terri ble deaths this time. Now, with the treatments, you manage to avoid these intensive therapies. We have found a pseudo-pal liative treatment, let’s say. We know how to manage the cases better. “But I am experiencing it inside exactly like before. For us, it is like reliving a nightmare.” LOOKING BACK AT ITALY’S REMARKABLY RELAXED SUMMER “I had seven or eight days of vacation and I joined my mother in Riccione (on the Adriatic Sea), and I was an alien. I was seeing everyone without masks, this beach full of people. Crowds in the bars. And the only ones with masks were the Lombards, and the others, all without. “I told them all off. It was as if I was in a frenzy. I would say, ‘Move apart and put on the masks.’ I was extremely worried. I would watch and think about October, and I would say to my mother and daughter, ‘With the free-for-all that is hap pening, we will be facing disaster.’ Everyone told me I was an alarmist, even friends. I told them: ‘I am not an alarmist. I have worked in the infec tious diseases ward for 12 years, and the virus will return. Because all viruses return in October. And this one won’t be missing, for sure.’” FLASHBACKS FROM A PANDEMIC “This young man still pulls at my heart. It is a terrible, terrible story. He was a 42-year-old guy. When he arrived, he was in pretty good shape, then we had to intubate him, with the anesthesi ologist. I held his hands, and he said, ‘Cristina, swear to me that I will wake up, because I have two small children.’ And to help him go to sleep calmly, I promised him. It is a promise I could not keep, because after four or ve days, the patient died. I was a mess. I am still carrying this. “Often, when I go into a room, I see the people who were there before. All the beds have faces. They have faces that I remember. Sometimes I have nightmares, I am not ashamed to say. I am having ashbacks that are heavy psychological ly.... I still cannot go to sleep in a bed because I associate it with illness, something I never felt in 35 years working as a nurse. Slowly, I will get over it. But I have been sleeping on the sofa since March. I cannot get in a bed.” HITTING HOME“The other day I was destroyed, as if I had spent the whole day doing backbreaking work in the fields. When I couldn’t smell or taste anything, I went and got tested. Damn! I can say I am positive, but I don’t have major symptoms. I don’t have a fever, just some coughing and aches everywhere, like a terrible, terrible flu. “In the end, the virus doesn’t hate me. My defenses were down. I worked too many hours, always wearing a mask and maintaining a distance. I have no idea where I got it. Now my daughter, who came here a few times to eat between shifts, has a fever, with a headache. She had a test yesterday. I am very worried, and feel very guilty.”RETURN FROM PAGE 1C going to a place where you can’t have condence that other people will be masked and will abide by those precautions, those are very risky scenarios,” says Dr. Breeher. While many are feeling pandemic fatigue, experts say it’s more important than ever to remain vigilant. With cases increasing, Dr. Breeher shares a few reminders should someone in the household become sick or potentially exposed to COVID-19. “If there’s someone in the household who’s sick, who has COVID, or is isolated, all other indi viduals in the household are quarantined, and no one should go any anywhere. That’s kind of the worst-case scenario. And it’s good to plan for that scenario. In general, I think it’s a good idea to have about a week supply of groceries on hand,” Dr. Breeher explains. “I know prior to the pandemic, I would go to the grocery store every couple days and pick up a few things. Now we get groceries once a week to make sure that we have a few more days of supply.” She says if there’s someone in the house hold who has been exposed to COVID-19 and is quarantined, but the rest of the family or household members haven’t been exposed, in general, keeping the quarantined person away from everyone else is recommended. That way, the other people in the house who have not been exposed can go about their day-to-day lives. “I would ask everyone to stay strong and ght that pandemic fatigue. I think that we have all felt it at one point or another within the last nine or 10 months, and as much as we can stay strong and not give in to that, I think that we’ll all get through this together,” says Dr. Breeher.CONTACT FROM PAGE 1C GREGORY BULL/AP PHOTO Veronica Pelayo, a contact tracer for the COVID-19 virus, stands for a portrait Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in San Diego. A native Spanish speaker and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Pelayo lets each person know that their infor mation is condential and tries with each call “to make it very personal and be very understanding,” she said. More US patients to have easy, free access to doctor’s notesBy The Associated PressMore U.S. patients will soon have free, electronic access to the notes their doctors write about them under a new federal requirement for transparency. Many health systems began opening up records Monday, the original deadline. At the last minute, federal health ofcials gave an extension until April because of the coronavirus pandemic. Britta Bloomquist of Duluth, Minnesota, has been reading her clinical notes for years, rst struggling through red tape and more recently clicking into a secure online patient website. “It means information about your care can no longer be hidden from you. And you have a say in your care,” said Bloomquist, 32, who has a rare type of arthritis that took years to diagnose. WHAT’S CHANGING?Patients have long had a right to their medical records, including doc tor notes, but obtaining them could mean filling out requests, waiting for a response and paying fees. A 2016 law said delays and barriers must be removed. If you already use a patient portal such as MyChart to email your doctor or schedule an appointment, you may soon see new options al lowing you to view your doctor’s notes and see your test results as soon as they are available. You may get an email ex plaining where to look, how to share access with a caregiver and how to keep other eyes off your information. Many people won’t notice a change. About 15% of health care sys tems already are letting patients read doctor notes online without charge. That means about 53 million patients already have access to their doctor’s notes. WILL THIS HELP ME?Studies have shown that patients who read their notes understand more about their health, take their medications as prescribed more often and feel more in control of their care. That’s true for Bloomquist. Diagnosed with a rare type of arthritis called anky losing spondylitis, she had extensive surgery to straighten her right leg in 2018. She gets regular drug infusions and sees multiple specialists. It’s a lot to remember. “I’ve become a health nerd,” Bloomquist said. “Reading the notes has kept me on the same page as my providers about what’s going on.” WILL I UNDERSTAND THE JARGON? You may have to look up terms. Or ask you doctor to translate at your next visit. And doctor’s notes tend to use abbreviations. “SOB” means short of breath, by the way. “BS” can mean bowel sounds. And brace yourself if your weight is an issue. “I’m a heavy-set person, OK? And their favorite word to use is obese,” said Rosie Bartel, 71, of Chilton, Wisconsin. “You have to get used to that. Doctors use that word.” To Bartel, who became more involved in her care after getting an infection in the hospital, reading notes means she’s doing what she can to prevent errors and stay healthy. “I don’t have to re member everything said to me in a 15-minute appointment,” she said. WHAT IF I SPOT AN ERROR? Patients do find mis takes in their notes and some errors are serious enough to affect their care, research has found. “A clinician has eyes on thousands of notes, but a patient has eyes only on one, so it has powerful safety im plications,” said Cait DesRoches, director of OpenNotes, a Boston-based group working for greater access to patient notes. Bloomquist, the Minnesota patient, learned that it’s difficult to fix inaccuracies in her medical record. Some of her notes say her surgery was on her left leg. It was on her right. She said she reported the error several times but it hasn’t been xed. ARE THERE EXCEPTIONS? Psychotherapy notes don’t need to be shared with patients. And doc tors can hold back a note if they think it will cause physical harm, such as a note about domestic violence if the abuser has access to the patient’s health information. As for parent access to teenagers’ informa tion, state laws vary, DesRoches said. That means some health systems allow parents to see at least some of their teenager’s notes, while others do not. Parents can check with their children’s doctors to nd out how it works in their states. WHAT DO DOCTORS THINK? Some doctors worry this will mean more phone calls from con fused patients. Dr. Marlene Millen of UC San Diego Health, which launched a pilot program for primary care patients in 2018, said that’s not her experience. “I did not get a big bump in questions at all,” Millen said. Many patients aren’t interested in their notes and never read them, she said. Others do, but save her time because they arrive for appointments “and already know what the next step in the plan is because they had read the prior note.” UC San Diego Health is opening notes to another 130,000 pa tients Monday, as more specialists are added. Millen, who’s been highly involved in the transition, said it’s frustrating the federal deadline was extended just last Thursday. “We spend all this time getting ready and we could have spent that time doing other things like working on the pandemic,” she said. BRITTA BLOOMQUIST VIA AP This May 2020 photo provided by Britta Bloomquist of Duluth, Minn., shows her with an infusion to treat a rare type of arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis. 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C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2020 healthy toddler, or a lurking case of the disease that has now killed more than 230,000 people in the U.S. — is now a dayslong disruption. That’s a reality Wheatley knows all too well: Jacob was turned away again on Day 2 and she then had to scramble to get him a coronavirus test and an appointment with a doctor who wrote a note conrming the boy was virus-free. It took two days to get Jacob back to preschool, causing her anxiety about his health and guilt over neglecting work. Medical experts acknowledge the lines are blurry for kids with symptoms. The CDC notes on its website that young children commonly have up to eight respiratory illnesses or colds each year as a matter of course. In its guidelines for K-12 schools, the CDC warns that excluding children for longer than “existing” policies over COVID-19 symptoms alone could cause unnecessary absences. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ latest child care guidelines released in October initially didn’t include congestion, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea on its symptoms checklist. Following ques tions from The Associated Press, the pediatricians’ group updated its recommendations on Friday to include those symptoms in alignment with the CDC, calling it an oversight. Dr. Elaine Donoghue, who helped write the pediatricians’ child care guidelines, said any symptom must be taken seriously if it looks even vaguely like COVID-19. While young children are prone to minor infections, they now in theory face less exposure to those milder illnesses due to pandemic-related social distancing, and that means the calculus behind assessing symp toms changes. “We should not be ex pecting certainty during a pandemic,” Donoghue said. “This is an uncertain time.” Considered essential in many states, day cares are one of the few services that have remained open through the pandemic that’s now stretched nine months and counting in the U.S. Numerous pro grams have permanently closed, though there are signs families are trickling back to preschool. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people working in child care has recovered steadily in recent months. But while the 853,000 workers reported in September marks a 28% jump from April, it’s still below the more than 1 million in the eld a year ago. Lois Martin, who runs the Community Day Center for Children in Seattle, said the learning curve has been steep for her staff since most of her families returned to the day care. The pre school teachers are now being asked to take on responsibilities requiring medical expertise, such as evaluating runny nose secretions based on thickness and color. “This is denitely not the world we want our children to be in,” Martin said. In October, the Child Care Aware of America advocacy group released a national survey con ducted by Yale research ers in May and June of more than 57,000 child care employees — includ ing those who were and were not actively working at the time — and found no link to known positive coronavirus infections or hospitalizations among the workforce. The study’s authors say this suggests that when done under such strict guidelines, child care can be safe from widespread transmission during the pandemic. Wheatley and her hus band have seen rsthand the benets of having vigilant sanitizing, social distancing and symp tom-checking: A teacher at their day care had the coronavirus in August, but it never spread to any other workers, kids or families. So, the couple, who also have a 10-month-old baby, now gure future day care disruptions will become just another part of the new normal, with the kids inevitably being kicked out again when there’s a hint of possible illness. “It’s not sustainable,” Wheatley said. “Our solu tion is going to be suck it up and be unhappy and eventually move” to be near family who can help. That kind of strain on families has Deeann Puffert, CEO of the Washington branch of Child Care Aware, worry ing that parents may start hiding symptoms from caregivers.DAYCARE FROM PAGE 1C Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside?By The Associated PressNot really.The World Health Organization says the vi rus can be transmitted in any kind of weather and that there is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill it. The U.N. health agency says the virus is mainly spread between people. Rain and snow might dilute any traces of the virus on benches or other outside objects, but trans mission from surfaces is not believed to be a major contributor to the pandemic. Scientists say the real concern about cold weather is that lower temperatures are more likely to keep people indoors — potentially in more crowded spaces where the virus can spread more easily. 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PAGE 29 November 4, 2020 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 Community calendar WEDNESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park — Call 863-453-4553. American Legion Post 74 in Sebring —Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring — Post is now reopened. Social distanc ing and 50% capacity in place. Restrictions apply. Call Post for details. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring — Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid — Poker 1 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring — Lodge closed. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring — Pool at noon. Happy hour 2-4 p.m. Trivia night 5:30 p.m. Blind draw dart tournament 7 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Lake Placid Garden Club — Monthly meet ings are held the second Wednesday of each month from September through May. Call Sharon at 863-531-0060. Sebring Recreation Club — Woodcarving 8:30-11 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. Shufeboard scrambles 1 p.m. Intermediate line danc ing 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring — Bar poker. Call 863-655-4007. Sebring Bridge Club — Call 863-385-8118. Highlands Shrine Club — Call 863-382-2208. Humane Society of Highlands County — Call 863-655-1522. Highlands County Corvettes — Meets October through May. Call John Meyerhoff at 863-465-6263. THURSDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park — Call 863-453-4553. American Legion Post 74 in Sebring — Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring — Post is now reopened. Social distanc ing and 50% capacity in place. Restrictions apply. Call Post for details. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring — Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid — Closed on Thursdays. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring — Lodge closed. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring — Happy hour 2-4 p.m. Bar poker 2 p.m. Megasoundz 5-8 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Masonic Lodge 249 — meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Visiting Masons are welcome. Refreshments, fellowship and Masonic information at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7:30 p.m. The Lodge is located at Parkway and Home Avenue. Call 863-414-8523 for details. Sebring Recreation Club — Intermediate/ advanced line dancing 10-11:30 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. Euchre 1 p.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring — Burger bust 5 p.m. Queen of hearts 7 p.m. Call 863-655-4007. Sebring Hills Association — Bingo games resume at the Clubhouse on Nov. 12. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for refreshments, games start at 6 p.m. We have new exciting, revised games with bigger pay-out and Progressive Jackpot. Come and enjoy at 200 Lark Ave. in Sebring. Call 863-382-1554. DAV Ridge Chapter 49 — Call 305-987-8385. Ridge Writers — Call Forrest Steele at 863-243-1907 or Susan Dambrell at 863-464-0289. Sebring Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 126 — Call 863-835-0913. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club — Meets Thursdays at 7 a.m. at the Havana Restaurant & Bakery, 2912 U.S. 27 North. All former and new Lions are welcome to attend. Call Bev at 717-792-3185. IndivisibleHCFL — Call or text 863-272-1200. or IndivisibleHCFL on Facebook. Humane Society of Highlands County — Call 863-655-1522. Avon Park Founders Garden Club — Call 863-452-1927. Vegan Raw Food Group (Heartland Vegan Society) — Call Bren at 863-385-5413. Highlands PEO Group — For information, call 863-402-4655. Highlands County Ostomy Support Group — Call Helen James RN at 863-381-7780. Tennis players needed — Tennis double players needed from 8-10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Lake Placid High School courts. Call 863.633-9450. FRIDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park — Call 863-453-4553. American Legion Post 74 in Sebring — Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring — 40/8 pasta dinner 4:30-6 p.m. Call Post for details. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring — Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid — Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring — Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, cream peas and salad $13. Chrissy Harriman 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring — Pool at noon. Happy hour 2-4 p.m. JT & Crew sh fry 5-7 p.m. Dan Patrick 6-9 p.m. Moose game 8 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club — Sassy Stitchers 10 a.m. Moonlight shufing 6 p.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring — Friday night sh fry 5-7 p.m. Theresa Lindsey 5-8 p.m. Call 863-655-4007. Sebring Bridge Club — Call 863-385-8118. Writers Roundtable — Contact Suzanna Crean at Journal Plaza in Lake Placid — Temporarily closed. SATURDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park — Call 863-453-4553. American Legion Post 74 in Sebring — Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring — Post is now reopened. Social distanc ing and 50% capacity in place. Restrictions apply. Call Post for details. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring — Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid — Auxiliary ham dinner scalloped potatoes, veggie, dessert $9 at 4:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring — Brandon/ Plant City visitation. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring — Poker 9 a.m. Pool tournament 1 p.m. Ship, Capt, Crew 3 p.m. Gary & Shirley 6-9 p.m. Queen of hearts $8. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club — Woodcarving 8-11:30 a.m. Shufeboard scrambles 1 p.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring — Ship, Capt, Crew 1-3 p.m. Call 863-655-4007. Sebring Hills Association — Call 863-382-1554. Highlands Shrine Club — See Club for information. Journal Plaza Farmer’s Market in Lake Placid — Movie night temporarily closed. Lake Country Cruisers Car Show — Shows begin in October and end in May. Call John Meyerhoff at 863-465-6263. All Corvette Cruise — Shows begin in October and end in May. Call John Meyerhoff at 863-465-6263. SUNDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park — Call 863-453-4553. American Legion Post 74 in Sebring — Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring — Post is now reopened. Social distanc ing and 50% capacity in place. Restrictions apply. Call Post for details. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring — Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid — Poker 1 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-9853. E lks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring — Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park — Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring — Earl’s Red Zone 1 p.m. Fish fry fundraiser 1 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club — Call 863-385-2966 Eagles 4240 in Sebring — Call 863-655-4007. MONDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid — Call 863-465-0975. 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The recommenda tions acknowledge the importance for earlier screening in certain populations, including African Americans, who are more likely to die from colon cancer. “African Americans are often diagnosed with either more advanced disease or may have more aggressive disease when they are diagnosed,” says Dr. Kisiel. Dr. Kisiel also notes that those with a fam ily history and certain inherited syndromes should consider testing at an earlier age. For most people, a colo noscopy is the best test to exam the colon to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine and rectum. 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However, it is unlikely your child has a sleep disorder. Too little sleep can make it hard for a child to concentrate and pay attention at school. It also can lead to mood swings and irritability, and can increase a child’s tendency to have bed-wetting accidents. Therefore, it’s important to address your son’s sleep problem. Before making an appointment with your child’s health care provider, make sure routines are sleep-friendly. One of the best ways to ensure healthy sleep is setting a consistent wake-up time and sticking to it. The wake-up time doesn’t have to be exactly the same time every day, but it should be within a one-hour window. It may seem helpful to let them sleep in on the weekends, but this disrupts children’s internal clock. That makes it much tougher to get back into a weekday sleep routine on Monday. Sleep deprivation then worsens during the week. It’s also important to consider your child’s use of electronic devices before bedtime. 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A ROUND T OWN SECTION D Wednesday, November 4, 2020 A RCHBOLD B IOLOGICAL S TATTIONFor the past few months, at Archbold’s Buck Island Ranch, research assistants and interns have been diligently working to collect soil and vegetation samples to create a detailed map of soil phosphorus on Buck Island Ranch, funded through a grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This new project at Buck Island Ranch is a collaborative effort between Archbold, University of Florida and Cornell University with the goal of contributing to the reduction of phosphorus owing downstream. What is legacy phosphorus?To understand this issue, it helps to start with a history of Archbold’s Buck Island Ranch, operated as a ranch from the early 1900s. During the 1950s numerous ditches were connected to the newly construct ed Harney Pond Canal, which bisects the Ranch on its way down stream to Lake Okeechobee. This enabled rapid drainage, changing the timing, frequency, and intensity of ow events off the Ranch. The same time heralded the beginning of a worldwide transformation in agriculture as fertilizers became available post-WW2. Fertilizers made ranching more protable on the nutrient-poor sandy soils of Florida. In the period between the late 1940s through the 1980s, ex tensive use of fertilizers, including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassi um, resulted in build-up of phos phorus (or, the ‘legacy P’ issue) in ranchland soils that continues to affect water quality today. Since 1986, when reduced P applica tions were rst recommended, P application has declined markedly throughout the watershed and is now regulated, but the legacy of previous fertilizer P applications in soils is still widespread. Today’s Best Management Practices for grazing lands, which are currently under another major review, aim to ensure that no more P fertilizer is applied than absolutely needed. Buck Island Ranch is just 10,500 Legacy soil phosphorus at Buck Island Ranch ANNA ODELL PHOTO Agroecology Research Assistant Megan Selva and Buck Island Ranch Intern Scott Dai taking a deep core at a sample point in an improved pasture. Mom Prom SEBRING — Heartland Mom Life is sponsoring a dance fundraiser to benet Lake Placid’s Project Grad for class of 2021 and 2023. The second annual Mom Prom will be held from 8-11 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2021 at the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave. A cash bar will be stocked with wine, beer and sangria and our famous Taco Truck will be available outside our venue. VIP tables can be purchased starting Nov. 1 at For more details, check out Lake Placid Mom Prom on Facebook. Pasta dinner SEBRING — AMVETS Post 21 will host a Pasta Dinner from 4:30-6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Post, 623 U.S. 27 South in Sebring. Dinner includes pasta, garlic knots and as sorted desserts for an $8 donation. Proceeds go to Freedom Flight. For information, call 863-385-0234. Free BBQ cookout AVON PARK — Donald Gordon LLC will host a Free BBQ Cookout at noon on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 900/902 Gwendolynn Street in Avon Park. The public is invited.Welcome back chicken BBQSEBRING — The Sebring Eagles 4240 will host a Welcome Back Chicken BBQ at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 12921 U.S. 98 in Sebring. Meal is free for all members with an up-to-date membership card, everyone else $9. Craft sale in LP LAKE PLACID — The Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-operative will host a Craft Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Co-op, 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. Come to nd art and craft items, craft supplies and art supplies. Supplies include frame, paint, yarn, beads, jewelry ndings, fabric and much more. All of our art and craft nished items have been lovingly made by our members and priced to sell. For more information, call 863-699-5940. Highlands Gem Club to meet SEBRING — The Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the rear fellowship hall of the Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway. Fees or dues and the public are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to bring in any materials of interest. Program will be introduction and identication of rocks, ores and minerals by Karen Kerson. We will practice social distancing and wear masks. Birthstones for November are topaz and citrine. For more information, call 863-453-7054 and leave a message. LP Garden Club to meet LAKE PLACID — The next meeting of the Lake Placid Garden Club will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Lake Placid Town Government Center, 1069 U.S. 27 N. in Lake Placid. Social will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon and the meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Holiday Home and Garden Tour tickets will be on sale for $15 and rafe tickets for the $100 bill will be avail able (6 for $5 or $1 each). Please call Sharon at 863-531-0060 if you have any questions. Bingo is back SEBRING — Bingo games resume at the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse on Nov. 12. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for refreshments, games start at 6 p.m. We have new exciting, revised games with bigger pay-out and Progressive Jackpot. Come and enjoy at 200 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Special to Highlands News-SunC OURTESY C APTAIN R ON B OWER , CAPSEBRING — The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aero space leaders through a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, tness and character. As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. Many of the nation’s astronauts, pilots, engineers and scientists rst explored their careers through CAP. The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets y, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape and push themselves to new limits. Cadets advance at their own pace through self-study and group study. To progress, Cadets must participate actively, pass a written leadership test, pass a written aerospace test, pass a physical tness test, participate in character Civil Air Patrol turns youth into leaders COURTESY PHOTO Captain Ron Bower skillfully guides “Robbie the Robot” to Mark Kinsey to present him with his newly acquired “brass,” First Lieu tenant silver bars. By TOM MEISENHEIMERC ORRESPONDENTRev. Elizabeth Nelson had served as Rector of St. Francis Assisi Episcopal Church in Lake Placid for 21 years. The Episcopal Church mandates that a rector retire at age 72. Nelson retired last December and the diocese requires a period that the parish rector position remain open while a search is made for a new rector (pastor). After a year long search Rev. Herbert “Bert” T. Daly Jr. has been named the new rector. He is the 12th priest to serve the church of 200 members. The church was founded in 1956 but received parish status in 1987. Daly held his rst liturgy Sunday, Nov. 1 and greeted his new ock in the parish hall between services. He cut a welcome cake in his honor. Father Bert as he likes to be called was pastor of. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Starke, Florida for the past three-and-a-half years. He was or dained in 2005 in Pennsylvania where he received his Master of Divinity degree. He held a number of posi tions in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Prior to entering the seminary he had worked as a sales associate and sales manager in Arcadia and then in Pittsburgh. Daly comes to Lake Placid with many ties to the area. His sister Jan is married to John Shoop the mayor of Sebring and Bert was born in neigh boring Arcadia. While in Starke he was active in Rotary and is excited to become a member of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club. Parish member, Laurie Glover who headed the search committee, said, “God wanted him to be here. He will be out and about in the community and take care of his ock.” Senior Warden Bob Dietrich commented, “Father Bert was exactly what we were looking for in a rector. He found New Rector at Lake Placid’s St. Francis Assisi TOM MEISENHEIMER/CORRESPONDENT Father Bert Daly celebrated his rst liturgy Nov. 1 as the new rector of St. Francis Assisi. TOM MEISENHEIMER/CORRESPONDENT Father Bert Daly cuts his welcome cake at his meet and greet after last Sunday’s services. PATROL | 2D SOIL | 2D RECTOR | 2D BRIEFS | 2D


D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2020 development forums and most of all demonstrate they have the maturity to accept increased responsibility. Although 2020 has proven to be a real challenge by virtue of the fact that we have been forced to hold “virtual” weekly meetings, CAP has continued to train and be available to meet their global commitments. One recent event was the promotion of a local senior member, Mark Kinsey. Mark and his wife joined CAP in Orlando during 2012 and trans ferred to FL-051 squadron in October 2018. They have been instrumental in administration of the Highlands County ight since their arrival. Kinsey is currently an Emergency Services Ofcer and Safety Ofcer. He is a full-time paramedic with AdventHealth in Highlands County. He has been promoted to First Lieutenant.PATROL FROM PAGE 1Dacres of the total ~1 mil lion acres of ranchlands located in the 2.6 mil lion-acre headwaters of the Everglades, the lands and waters that drain south into Lake Okeechobee. Even though P loads from cattle pastures are low relative to other land uses (on a per-acre basis) the large acreage of ranches in the watershed makes them, cumulatively, a signicant contributor to overall P loads. Therefore, ranches have been a focus for improved P control. The challenge is that ranches are a ‘non-point source’ of P: with sheet ow of shallow surface water across the ranchlands under high water condi tions, together with vast and complex ditching and drainage networks, so there is no readily identiable ‘point’ source location that can be easily targeted to reduce P loading. What can we do about legacy soil phosphorus? Water management practices that increase retention-detention of drainage waters on cattle pastures are a potential solution to reducing P loads. Since 2005, Archbold has been working on examples of these ‘Dispersed Water Management’ practices with state agencies. This started with the voluntary program, the Florida Ranchland Environmental Services Project, and transi tioned to the Northern Everglades-Payment for Environmental Services program, both offered by the South Florida Water Management District. Ranchers are contracted to provide water man agement—either water retention or nutrient P removal. These programs, along with multiple other projects of state and federal agencies, are designed to mitigate problems of water qual ity and quantity to Lake Okeechobee. With recent funding from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Agro-ecology research program collected an intensive grid of soil sam ples across Buck Island Ranch to make a map of soil P levels. Vegetation samples were collected at the same locations. More than 1,400 soil samples and 47 deep core soil samples were taken during June to October, to be processed in laborato ries at Buck Island Ranch, the University of Florida, and Cornell University. Deep core soil samples are about 40” in length are used in this project to determine the amount of P in 6 inches increments of the deep core. Research assistants and interns spent 4-5 hours a day collecting 20-30 samples in the summer heat using trucks, ATVs or by foot to get to sampling locations. Intern Scott Dai says, “As the self-appointed ‘Soil Auger’, my hands were caked in mud every time I did eldwork for this project. It’ll be cool know ing our hard work will be used by both ranchers and agroecologists.” Finally, on October 15, Anna Odell, Buck Island Ranch research intern nished grinding the last set of vegetation samples. The day before, Megan Selva, research assistant, nished weighing sieved soil samples. Megan states, “This was a challenging project and a ght to get as many sam ples collected as possible before the rainy season made sampling sites inaccessible. We were fortunate to have three interns, research staff, and ranch staff to nish the sampling success fully.” The samples were organized by Alan Rivero, research assistant, and shipped to the University of Florida, for detailed soil content analysis, and to Cornell University for soil isotope analysis. After the soil P map is made, the next step is to plant harvestable forages in these areas so that plants can start to take up soil P and we can harvest the plants to remove P from these areas. After the sample analyses are completed, Archbold will build a de tailed soil P map for Buck Island Ranch. Dr. Betsey Boughton, Research Director at Buck Island Ranch added: “This will provide insights as to how patchy legacy soils are on a typical ranch and help us identify past manage ment practices might explain higher levels of soil P in some locations. Then we will focus our efforts on areas of higher soil P. The next step is to plant harvestable forages in these areas, so that plants can start to take up soil P and we can harvest the plants to remove P from these areas.”SOIL FROM PAGE 1D ALAN RIVERO PHOTO Buck Island Ranch Intern Anna Odell sitting on the FDACS soil sampling archive organized by Research Assistant III Alan Rivero. Over 1400 samples collected and saved!us.” Parish deacon Rev. Maurice McGee has known Father Bert for over 10 years. McGee said, ”He called me, inquiring about the opening. I felt he would be a wonderful rector and referred him to the search committee. I am so excited that he is here as he will be a wonderful rector. He also will be deeply involved in the Lake Placid community.” Father Bert ts the parish survey needs that indicated members were looking for a rector that will be a strong leader, educator and teacher in the area of Christian education and come along with them, chal lenge them and continue to raise up lay individuals to lead continued and additional Christian Studies. The parish survey also found that the three highest qualications they sought in a new rector were an excellent preacher, counselor and administrator. Glover and Dietrich and the search committee believe Father Daly has those talents and qualities. Daly is proud of many of his past accomplish ments. He increased Sunday school mem bership, started a family night and men’s club, supported the local food bank and the Wounded Warrior project, as well as opened his church to AA meetings. As an accomplished organist, he has a deep apprecia tion for moving liturgical music. He also served as the spiritual director of the popular Cursillo movement. Some of his comments found on Facebook include “Jesus did not die and rise again so that we could keep our spiritual comfort level,” and “I encourage via my sermons to think outside the box as opposed to sermons that are outside the Bible.” St. Francis Assisi Church is an older community of Christians. He plans to serve their continued needs but has interest in creating a small Sunday School program for youngsters that will grow. His motto is, “Let the Spirit lead us.” Father’s hobbies and interests include swim ming, reading historical ction, mystery novels and play the organ. He is happy that the parish has a new Johannus three manual organ. St. Francis Assisi Episcopal Church is located at 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. There are two services every Sunday, one at 8 a.m. the second at 10:30 a.m. Christians looking for a congregation that is open and welcoming with a new energetic priest are invited to come and celebrate the liturgy in Word and Sacrament to see if St. Francis will meet their spiritual needs.RECTOR FROM PAGE 1D TOM MEISENHEIMER/CORRESPONDENT Parish Senior Warden Bob Dietrich presents new rector, Father Bert Daly, the keys to his new oce. Lark Ave. in Sebring. Call 863-382-1554. Christmas and jewelry boutique LAKE PLACID — Tomoka Heights will have their inaugural Christmas and Jewelry Boutique from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at 13 Oakwood Court in Lake Placid. Their huge rummage sale will have furniture, household goods, books, tools, jewelry and baked goods. This event was previ ously scheduled for Nov. 13. Masons BBQ lunch SEBRING — The Sebring Masons Lodge No. 249 will serve a delicious All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Chicken Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. Meal is $10 each and includes chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The dining room is available for limited seating; take out is preferred. The Lodge is located on the corner of Home Ave. and Sebring Parkway. November Phlocking SEBRING — In past years there has not been a November Phlocking, but this year is special. The Phun will take place on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Caddyshack Bar & Grill, 3122 Golfview Road in Sebring. Guest star will be Don Middlebrook. We will be collecting for Heartland Food Bank. They are in need of non-perishable items (peanut butter and jelly are always needed). Visit or our Facebook page for more information. NARFE to meet SEBRING — The National Active And Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 0288 of Highlands County will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Outback Steakhouse, 921 U.S. 27 North, in Lakeshore Mall for a casual lunch. There will be no business meeting. Please come join us so we can get reacquainted and see where we might go from here. We would like to provide a count for this event so please call ahead. Notices about future meetings will be in the paper so be on the lookout. There will also be periodic newsletters. For more information about NARFE Chapter 0288, please call President Laura Pletcher at 540-226-8754 or Mary Ellen Colvin at 863-735-1099. Tamale Tuesday SEBRING — Samaritan’s Touch Care Center will be hosting their Tamale Tuesday Drive-Thru Event from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Samaritan’s Touch Care Center, 3015 Herring Ave. in Sebring. Price is $7 and includes two tamales (one chicken, one pork), rice, pasta salad, cookies and beverage. To pre-order, call 863-471-1870.BRIEFS FROM PAGE 1D Special to Highlands News-SunC OURTESY S EBRING E LKS L ODGESEBRING — Judy Hanson, Past Exalted Ruler (PER) has been selected Elk of the Month for November 2020. Judy is being honored for not only what she is doing now, but her illustri ous past in Elkdom. Currently, she is our Inner Guard and chairs two district committees, Americanism and Drug Awareness. Judy spends many behind the scene hours making sure various quarterly reports are led on time. One of her many strengths is nding ways to fund the Lodge. Her recent ideas were “Bakeless Bake Sale” and “Change for Change.” She transferred to Sebring Lodge 1529 in 2013 from North Ft. Myers 2742 and prior to that she was a member of Deep Creek Elks 2763. She served in various positions in these Lodges such as Chaplain, Secretary and Exalted Ruler. She was Exalted Ruler at the Sebring Lodge in 2013. Judy was born and raised in Chicago. She went to both nursing school, paramedic school and became a CPR instructor. She also worked in security for Wells Fargo. As you can see by her career choices she is a very giving person which accounts for her tre mendous history of volunteerism. Judy raised ve children, has 14 grand and ve great-grandchildren. November Elk of the month COURTESY PHOTO Judy Hanson, Past Exalted Ruler (PER) has been selected Elk of the Month for November 2020. BILL SMITH PHOTO LAKE PLACID — On Thursday, Oct. 15, Karen Denning, Sandy Rosch and Peter Otway traveled to Royce Ranch to weed our “thriving” oaks, olives and various native owers. The rst shift was from 8-9:30 a.m. and then Bill and Agnes Smith took over from 9:30-11 a.m. Tessie Oner, Florida Wildlife Resource volunteer and her friend Lisa worked hard cleaning and sweeping the nursery area (it was almost hard to recognize). The next workday is Nov. 12. 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PAGE 37 November 4, 2020 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5 There are many facets to 2020 and how COVID-19 affected each one of us … but one facet I see is a blank page. Before us was a vacancy none of us envisioned for ourselves, our nation and the world … which was easily lled with tears, dismay, wonderings and fear. But almost immediately, the blank page began to ll up with heroes who … as I’ve heard reghters say, “Most people run away from burn ing buildings, we run into them!” So, into the ‘re’ ran our doctors, nurses, technicians, rst responders, police, re ghters and all other person nel who formed a cohesive and skilled team to ght this monster disease. Gradually, the blank page was not only being lled with heroes but, also, with hope. Sometimes the picture presented by scientists wasn’t very clear as even their blank page produced more possi bilities than solutions. And we longed for one voice to dominate and tell us what we needed to do. Quite simply the plan to wash hands, don’t touch your face, wear masks and social distance became the ‘norm’ and found acceptance and adherence for the most part. And, now we are closer than ever to more specic thera peutics and a vaccine. The blank page is lling up with hope that is borne of faith. And that is how I saw something this morning in my devotional time with the Lord. I enjoy writing in my journal often, even daily. Today, as I turned to my book marked page, I reected that here sat a blank page. What to write? How to express myself to my Father in heaven (for each page is really a prayer or prayers from my heart to his). And, so, I stared at the blank page and contemplated its meaning for me this morning. How would I ll it? However, I had already lift ed praise, adoration, requests and heartfelt needs to the Lord. Rewriting them seemed unnecessary. My needs were already in my Father’s hands. “Give all your worries and cares to God,” says 1 Peter 5:7 NLT “for he cares about you.” I’d done that and realized without writing a word, my requests had reached the safest place they could be and belonged … the heart of God. Now, it was my turn. Would I leave them there? Would my response be to rest in his love and care for me and those I had prayed for? Would my faith in the Lord nourish the hope in my heart? It was time to simply trust, stay alert and watch what my sovereign God would do with my blank page. Selah A blank pagePAUSE & CONSIDER Jan Merop Avon Park Holiness Camp AVON PARK — Avon Park Holiness Camp (across from Walmart) will have a worship service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov, 6 in the Tabernacle featuring speaker Rev. Dale Dorothy, Camp Vice President and camp resident. On Tuesday, in the Tabernacle we will begin a bible study of the Minor Prophets – Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zepaniah with Mrs. Lynda Boardman. All are welcome. The Camp is at 1001 W. Lake Isis Ave. in Avon Park. Call 863-453-6831 or email or visit Watch via livestream at Church of Buttonwood Bay SEBRING — Services are held each Sunday at 9 a.m. in the picnic grove next to the Recreation Hall. On Sunday, Nov. 8, Pastor Cecil Hess will speak on the subject, “Who Were the Enemies of Jesus?” Special music is part of the ser vice. Nondenominational and open to the public. The church is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For information, call 863-446-3695. Church of the Way SEBRING — Sunday, Nov. 8, the message given by Pastor Daryl Brezee will be “A Different Practice: A Series on Jesus’ Sermon on Mount” from Matthew 6. The church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive in Sebring. Call 863-471-6140. Cornerstone Christian Church AVON PARK — On Sunday, Nov. 8, Pastor Toby Cribbs will bring the rst part of a two part message entitled, “Imitators of Christ” from 1 Peter 2:1-25. Pastor Cribbs will also sing a special. Everyone is welcome. If you can’t attend, watch on Facebook. The church is at 1003 W. Pine Street in Avon Park. Call 863-633-0677. First Baptist Church of Avon Park AVON PARK — On Sunday, Nov. 8, Senior Pastor Jon Beck will bring the message. The nursery is available for the morning service. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 863-453-6681 or email First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine SEBRING — Sunday, Nov. 8, Please join us for worship at our 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service along with Bible study for Adults and Junior Church. Traditional Service begins at 11 a.m. Faith Riders Ministry and a new class G.L.A.D. (God Led Active Disciples) meet at 11 a.m. for adults and we have classes for our youth and chil dren. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive in Sebring. Like us on Facebook (First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine), email us at or call 863-655-1524. First Presbyterian ARP Church of Sebring SEBRING — On Sunday, Nov. 8, Rev. Darrell A. Peer will give the sermon, “A Disciple’s Discernment, Obedience and Choice” from Matthew 7:15-29. Adult Bible study Wednesday morning. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. in Sebring. Call 863-385-0107. FUMC celebrates 100 years AVON PARK — The First United Methodist Church of Avon Park is planning a festival to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the church sanctuary. The festival will be held on the church grounds at 200 S. Lake Ave. in Avon Park on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Admission is free to the public. There will be free games for children, music, entertainment, exhibits and demonstrations, food and fun. Craft vendors or non prot organizations inter ested in participating are urged to contact the church ofce at 863-453-3759 Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. until noon or e-mail Heartland Christian Church SEBRING — On Sunday, Nov. 8, while practicing social distancing, we will open our Praise and Worship Service with Pastor Frank Moore’s sermon, “The Cross of Reconciliation” from Philippians 2:3-4, Ephesians 2:14-16. We are also resuming Sunday Bible Study with John Bauer and Sunday Prayer & Praise with John Bauer. Midweek Gathering with Pastor Frank Moore on Wednesdays. The church is at 2705 Alternate 27 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 863-273-5031. 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