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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-10-2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Judy Collins set for SFCCstagePAGE2ADems reject tax planPAGE2AStreaks edge LPPAGE1BNEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, December 10-11, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 149 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 73 48Complete Forecast PAGE 10A Mostly sunny and a little bit warmer Forecast Question: Will rising gas prices affect your holiday travel plans this year? Next question: Do you think this winter will be colder than last year's? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries James E. Howe Age 81, of Lake Placid Barbara McCormack Age 84, of Sebring Anita Miller Age 69, of Avon Park Carl Napier Age 80, of S.W. Ranches and Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 62.7% No 37.3% Total votes: 67 Classifieds7A Community Briefs5A Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion3A Healthy Living4B Local Golf News3B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times9B Police Blotter2A Religion6B Sports On TV2B Index PAGE10B News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Army Sergeant Michael Cox walks east on State Road 66 on Wednesday during his journey across the state. The walk is the combat veteran's way of honoring his fellow soldiers. A worthwhile walk Special to the News-SunSEBRING It's no secret that the holiday season is a time when many healthy habits get thrown out of the window and temptations abound, especially when it comes to overindulgence in food and drink. Having first-hand experience with the unhealthy choices that many people make at this time of the year, physicians at Highlands Regional Medical Center have the following advice to offer on how you can stay relaxed, healthy and full of cheer this holiday season. Listen to your bodyWhen you combine holiday stress, heavy meals and increased alcohol consumption, it's not surprising that heart attacks are more prevalent during the holiday season. According to one study, heart-related deaths Local doctors offer a dose of advice NEWS-SUN photo by ED BALDRIDG E Lake Wales fire fighters battle the blaze from 60 feet in the air at the Griffin Fertilizer Plant in Frostproof on Wednesday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comFROSTPROOF Firefighters fro m Frostproof and Lake Wales were dispatch ed to handle a blaze at the Griffin Fertiliz er Plant just north of Avon Park on Mond ay morning. The call went out at approximately 11:3 0 a.m. that the plant on 3201 S. Scen ic Highway, which handles nitrogenous fert ilizer and sometimes pesticides, was on fir e. No injuries in fire at Griffin Fertilizer plant No evacuations neede d See FIRE, page 5A See DOCTORS, page 5A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Early morning commuters might've spotted an interesting young man walking along State Road 66 on Wednesday morning. Army Sergeant Michael Cox is a 22year-old combat veteran who served a 27-month tour in Iraq. Cox is on leave from his unit but currently stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. For the last five days, Cox has been walking across the state of Florida. Hi mission: to honor fallen soldiers. Cox, who works as a chaplain assistant, had been thinking about taking the trek for quite some time, but now he is doing it. The Ruskin native began his honorable act in Wimauma, just a few miles east of his hometown. Cox decided that he would walk from Hillsborough County to St. Lucie County, giving himself until Saturday to complete his goal. Ahandful of local residents caught wind of Cox's walk from a Tampa news broadcast on Tuesday evening. Alittle after 8:30 a.m., Cox was spotted about three miles past the Highlands County and Hardee County border. Alittle over an hour later, he was just past the State Road 66 and County Road 635 intersection. Lea Ann Curry was one of the many residents who were seeking information about this "walking soldier. Curry drove down SR 66 until she spotted Cox, when she parked her car and walked up to him, coffee cup in her hand. "I brought you some hot coffee," said Curry. "I've heard you've been walking for quite some time. What a commendable thing you are doing." Cox smiled as he lowered his huge Army backpack from his back and thanked Curry for her offer but declined the coffee. "I'm staying away from the caffeine," Cox explained. Curry then offered the fresh muffins that she had also purchased for the soldier. Those he accepted. "I'm getting about four miles an hour," said Cox, adding that he hoped to reach U.S. 27 by lunchtime. Cox explained that he had everything he needed in his backpack and that contrary to the public's assumption, he wasn't Soldier crosses Highlands County during his admirable journey See SOLDIER, page 4A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Local resident Lee Ann Curry talks to Michael Cox on the side of State Road 66 on Wednesday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Asixth candidate h as thrown his application into the ring f or Highlands County Commissioner Je ff Carlson's vacated seat this week, but t he final choice may have to wait until the ne w governor takes office. David Leidel Jr. announced that he w ill join the applicant pool on Tuesday alon g with Bruce Borkosky, Geri Canale, Al an Kent, Guy Maxcy and Pete Pollard. Leidel, a current member of the Sou th Florida Community College Board of Directors, works as a financial advis or partner for Swaine & Leidel, LLC in Sebring. Borkosky is a private practicing psycho logist who unsuccessfully ran for Carlson 's seat in 2008, losing in the Democratic p rimary to Canale. Canale is a retired real estate agent, an d was commissioner in that district fro m 1994-98. Kent is a math teacher for the count y, and has served on the Planning and Zonin g Board and on the county Fire Service Ta sk Force. Maxcy, with 18 years worth of expe rience, resigned his seat this year for an unsuccessful bid for tax collector. Pollard was a candidate for the District 2 seat this last election. He holds the positio n of executive director for the Sebrin g Community Redevelopment Agency an d has served on the Highlands County Scho ol Board. Carlson, charged in the boating death of his wife, has been suspended from offi ce by Gov. Charlie Crist since Nov. 29. Sterling Ivey, spokesman for Go v. Christ, told the News-Sun last week th at the decision to replace Carlson could be done by the current administration, but w ill probably be after Governor-elect Ri ck Scott takes office in January. Six now stand in line for Carlson's seat Decision will likely be made by Scott Metro Services Almost everyone can suffer from stress during the holidays.


Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Judy Collins presents an evening of her greatest hits and holiday favorites at South Florida Community College at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Singer and piano player Kenny White opens the evening against a holiday backdrop of 200 poinsettia plants. Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes over her 50year career. At 13, she made her public debut performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos. But it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival, that sparked her love of lyrics. She soon moved away from the classical piano and began her lifelong love for the guitar. Collins is noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her 1967 album, Wildflowers which has since been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Her version of "Send in the Clowns," a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical "A Little Night Music," won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards. Collins has continued an impressive musical career with an extensive catalog throughout every decade since the 1960s. Her latest creative projects include Paradise (Wildflower Records), a collection of 10 songs that Collins sings in duet with the legendary Stephen Stills and Joan Baez. She has authored several books, including the inspirational memoir "Sanity & Grace," focusing on the death of her only son and the healing process following the tragedy. The book speaks to all who have endured the sorrow of losing a loved one before their time. She is also codirector, with Jill Godmillow, of an Academy Award-nominated film about Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct major symphonies around the word and Collins' classical piano teacher when she was young. In 1999, Collins founded her own record label, Wildflower Records, a grass-roots, artistdriven label committed to nurturing fresh talent. Collins plays 80 to 100 dates a year around the country and continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. The performance is sponsored by Gene Brenner/Brenner Pottery, Heartland National Bank, and Dr. Dini H. Rada/Heartland Pathology Associates. Tickets range from $29 to $36 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office located in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 € 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 € Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed Sunday Tobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES € MANY GOOD BARGAINS € CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. 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If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Dec. 8: George Louis Armas, 57, of Lake Placid, was charged with fraud-insufficient funds. Donnie Bowens, 37, of Sebring, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Jose Patrick Conklin, 28, of Sebring, was charged with possession of a harmful new legend drug without a prescription. Huan Minh Doan, 32, of Marianna, was charged with failure to appear reference violations of restrictions placed on a driver license. Kelly Lynne Evans, 38, of Sebring, was charged with DUI. Tyler Geiger, 18, of Pataskala, Ont., was charged with petit theft. Uriah Tobias Harris, 20, of Sebring, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and lewd battery on victim 1215 years of age. Jeremiah Scott Leach, 29, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference lewd and lascivious battery sex with victim 12-15 years of age. Ashley Nicole Norman, 24, of Zolfo Springs, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, and two counts of violation of probation reference petit theft. Daniel Brian Patrick, 24, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court reference failed to pay child support payments, and violation of probation reference knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked. Damaso Orlando Perez, 60, of Avon Park, was charged with driving with license suspended or revoked. Jerry Robbin Smith, 51, of Avon Park, was charged with contempt of court reference failed to pay child support. Alfred Emanuel Trenchfield, 50, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference expired driver license (more than six months). The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Dec. 7: Christine Marie Bender, 21, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Joseph Richard Cullum, 42, of Lake Placid, was charged with withholding support of children or spouse. Melissa Ann Edwards, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged with petit theft and burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Fernando Garfias Hernandez, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Calvin Bryce Rhymes, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft. Jose Valentin, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference aggravated assault with intent to commit felony, and possession of clonazepam. POLICEBLOTTER Courtesy photo Grammy Award-winning artist Judy Collins will be on stage at South Florida Community College on Saturday. Grammy Award-winner Judy Collins performing at SFCC Show set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Associated PressWASHINGTON House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed. By voice vote in a closed caucus meeting, Democrats passed a resolution saying the tax package should not come to the House floor for consideration as written, even though no formal House bill has been drafted. Rep. Peter DeFazio, DOre., introduced the resolution. Said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas: "If it's take it or leave it, we'll leave it." Rep. Jim McDermott, DWash., said "it's a pretty clear message. We don't like the bill." The vote will at least temporarily stall what had seemed to be a grudging Democratic movement toward the tax package. Before the caucus vote took place, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer sa id Obama's tax compromi se embodies "the objective w e need to reach" even thoug h Democrats dislike sever al components. "We're going to have an increase in taxes on wor king Americans ... if we co ntinue to have gridlock ," Hoyer, a Marylan d Democrat, said on MSNB C. But the the voice vote in the caucus was quite lo psided. Rep. Shelley Berkl ey of Nevada told reporte rs afterward that "one perso n voted against it. That wou ld be me." Asked what happe ns next, Rep. James Clybu rn of South Carolina, the N o. 3 person in the Democrat ic leadership, said, "I don 't know. Well wait and see." Speaking earli er Thursday at a White Hou se event promoting Americ an exports, Obama said t he vote will determi ne whether the econom y "moves forward or bac kward." House Democrats reject tax plan unless changed Associated PressORLANDO An Orange County sheriff's deputy has died after being shot during a nighttime traffic stop in an area known for prostitution and drug-selling. The suspected gunman killed himself shortly after the traffic-stop confrontation Wednesday night, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Deputy Brandon Coates, 27, stopped driver Brandon Lyals and that Lyals fired at the deputy. The suspect sped away and authorities found 29-year-old Lyals' body at an apartment building shortly after. Demings said Lyals "may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound." Authorities at first thought there may ha ve been a second suspect b ut later decided Lyals act ed alone. "This agency is very br okenhearted," Demings sa id Thursday at a news confe rence. "We lost a goo d deputy." Coates, a former U. S. Marine, had worked for t he sheriff's department for 4 1/2 years and has been ma rried to another deputy f or about one year. Evidence at the sce ne showed that the deputy h ad removed his Taser gu n, Demings said, but he add ed that investigators weren 't exactly sure why Coat es pulled the driver over in t he first place. The deputy made n o request for backup assi stance during the sto p, Demings said. Orange County deputy shot, killed Associated PressGAINESVILLE The University of Florida is getting $3 million to help fight the plant disease known as citrus greening. Officials at Coca-Cola and Cutrale Citrus Juices said Wednesday they will each provide $1.5 million to fund the research. The program is managed by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation in Gainesville. Greening is caused by insect-spread bacterial infection. It stunts the growth of citrus trees, reduces fruit size and eventually kills the trees. The disease has been found in all 34 citrus-producing counties in Florida. One of Coca-Cola's 500 brands is orange juice maker Minute Maid. Cutrale is one of the world's largest processors and growers of oranges. UF gets $3 million grant to aid citrus research Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 See DEMOCRAATS, pag e


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010Page 3A EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com It's a mine field," said Sebring City Council president John Clark. He was referring to the issue of regulating fences within the city.During the second major discussion on the topic Tuesday night, it became evident right away Clark was right. Debate opened with council members trying to decide how high a wall or fence could be built in front of a home. Immediately a variety of real problems emerged. For example, if the council decided nothing could be installed that measured over 6 feet high, did that include posts or pallisters higher than the fence or wall panels themselves? Should decorative urns or lighting fixtures on top of the supporting posts be allowed, even if they raised the height? Should walls have to be stuccoed? Should fences have to be painted? One suggestion after another triggered side debates as council members became enmeshed in details and the discussion spun out of control not in an uncivil sense, but because the issue turned out to be unexpectedly complicated with all kinds of nagging questions needing to be answered. In the end the issues were so tangled the council voted down a proposed fence ordinance because they wanted to start over. That doesn't mean, however, they won't pass a revised ordinance down the line. We feel council member Scott Stanley came closest to the core truth when he said, "We don't try to dictate t he style of a house, why are w e dictating fence (and wa ll) styles back of 25 feet. We' re trying to regulate everythin g. There are a myriad of poss ibilities (when designing a fence or wall), an ordinan ce needs to allow for some fle xibilty." The 25 feet refers to t he 25-foot setback the ci ty requires for safety reasons mostly to do with sight lin es at corners and making it eas ier for law enforcement of ficers to survey the front of a house in the event of an emergency. For those reasons, t he council wants to restrict fro nt yard fencing to 4 feet in height. At the meeting, however, a couple who want to build a substantial wall to suppo rt wrought iron gates at t he entrance to their drivewa y, and a representative for Al an Wildstein, who also wants to build a wall over 4 feet hig h, had the council members se cond guessing themselv es minutes into the debate. Setbacks make sense, b ut dictating wall and fen ce heights seems to us a b it heavy handed, especial ly because the arguments p ut forward in favor of the reg ulation have more to do wi th aesthetics than the gener al welfare. One man's architectur al delight is another's pile of cement block. Who gives council mem bers the right to make su ch subjective choices. Shouldn 't government work objectiv ely, leaving personal taste o ut of it? We feel the rights of ow nership have to be factor ed into the discussion. If a home owner wishes to block out the world, an d maintains a safe and neat ba rrier, what right does anyo ne have to tell him no? Good fences make for good neighbors, right? As the debate o ver taxes raged, o ne compromise the S enate rejected w ould have extende d tax cuts for all A mericans except t hose who are mill ionaires. In the w ords of the bill's a uthor, Democrat C huck Schumer of N ew York, "Do we w ant to extend those tax b reaks for millionaires and b illionaires at a time of huge d eficits? I would argue v ociferously we shouldn't." But did you know that 261 m embers of the current C ongress nearly half the H ouse and Senate are mill ionaires? Did you know that 5 8 of them have assets worth o ver $10 million? When Senate Republican l eader Mitch McConnell s tates enthusiastically, "I t hink it's pretty clear now t hat taxes are not going up o n anybody in the middle of t his recession," including m illionaires, perhaps it's w orth noting that M cConnell's personal fort une is about $30 million. When soon-to-be House S peaker John Boehner (RO hio) describes as "chicken c rap" the notion of even t alking about allowing Bushe ra tax breaks for the w ealthiest Americans to e xpire, it may be relevant to p oint out that Boehner's net w orth is between $2 and $5 m illion. By Congressional s tandards Boehner is a virtua l pauper, listed as only the 8 7th richest member of the H ouse. These figures come from t he legislators'own disclos ures, as required by law, a nd published by the Center f or Responsive Politics. T hey don't include the value o f the lawmakers'homes or t heir government salaries, w hich for members of C ongress start at $174,000 a y ear. According to the data, R ep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) i s the wealthiest in C ongress, with a net worth o f between $156 million and $451 million. The range is so wide due to a quirk in the requirements that allows lawmakers to estimate certain assets at both their lowest and highest likely value. John Kerry (DMass.) is the most affluent member of the Senate. His assets, when combined with those of his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry and her ketchup fortune, give the couple about $239 million net worth. It's tempting to say that such enormous wealth among so many elected officials makes them inclined to look more favorably on things that benefit the wealthy, such as tax breaks for millionaires, although that's not the case with Kerry and many Democrats. On the other hand, it's often argued that if a politician is wealthy, he or she is less vulnerable to financial pressure from powerful special interests. Regardless, the personal wealth of Congressional members continues to expand year after year, typically at rates well beyond inflation and any tax increases. This is particularly vexing when you consider the nature of personal investments lawmakers have in private industry. Just among banks, for example, 69 members of Congress are investors in Bank of America, 45 in Wells Fargo, and 44 in J. P. Morgan Chase. Fundamental to all concerns is that extraordinary affluence among lawmakers distances them from the average citizens they represent. This will be tested when the new Congress convenes. The lame ducks will be replaced by a flock that, according to financial disclosures, includes quite a few lucky ducks. Most of the freshman are Republicans who campaigned as champions of Main Street, yet the group includes many millionaires. Diane Black, for example, newly elected in Tennessee, has combined assets with her husband worth upwards of $33 million. Richard Berg from North Dakota lists assets above $20 million. According to an analysis by The Politico newspaper, 25 percent of the newly-elected Republicans in Congress are millionaires. It would be quite a sight if every time a vote came up affecting the finances of wealthy Americans, the millionaires on Capitol Hill had to recuse themselves. Perhaps, as a more practical alternative, our richest lawmakers could at least imagine on such occasions that they weren't quite so fortunate. Peter Funt is a writer and public speaker; he may be reached at www.CandidCamera.com, he's also the long-time host of "Candid Camera." A collection of his DVDs is available at www.candidcamera.com. Plenty of capital in pockets on Capitol Hill Candid Thoughts Peter Funt Buy American E ditor: The phrase "Buy American" has been k icking around for I don't know how l ong. However, it was just brought to m y attention recently in a shocking m anner. It became necessary for me to c hange the American flags that I have d isplayed in my front yard held by a c ouple of wooden Uncle Sams that I h ad crafted. As I placed the sticks holdi ng the flags into the holders I noticed a little white tag on the stick that had p rinted on it in bold letters "Made in C hina." I don't remember where it was t hat the flags were purchased but you c an bet your bippy that from here on I w ill make sure where the stuff I am p aying good American money to buy c ame from. This brought to mind the facts that f or every item you buy that came from a foreign country is inflating their i ncome and helping to increase our u nemployment lines. Our government is doing nothing to h elp the situation. They will not e nforce our immigration laws (we have 7 million folks out of work and 7 mill ion illegal immigrants roaming around t he country living on the government or t aking jobs from an American worker) a nd when a state starts to try to rectify t he situation, there is a negative hue a nd cry raised. Each one of us can help. Pay attent ion to the tags on articles that state w here they came from and think where t he article is going and what it's doing t o the jobs here in our country. Aprime factor is the automobile industry. The big profits from auto sales of foreign cars (including the ones built in the states) goes to foreign nabobs and provide jobs for foreign workers. The taxes these people pay is going into the war coffers of the next folks that your kids are going to be fighting a war against. So next time you make a purchase take time to find where it came from. Even if you have to pay a little more for it think of the extra cost as your investment in your country. Woodrow S. Jackson Sebring Music & Art Festival was popular eventEditor: The Music & Art Festival at Lakeshore Mall Dec. 3, 4 and 5 was a remarkable success on all counts. More than 1,400 people attended the event, over $1,200 worth of art work was sold and musicians got future bookings. This was made possible by the volunteer efforts of Joseph Anthony, who hung 134 pieces of art; Sue Lewis scheduled 20 musical groups; Steve Jones met the challenge of doing sound for a diverse group of musicians; Harry Havery and Bible Fellowship Church donated a public address system for the event; South Florida Community College donated tickets to upcoming events at the Center for Performing Arts; Gail Leavitt coordinated the opening celebration; Amanda Farmer handled sales and the Heartland Cultural Alliance Board of Directors took turns manning the festival. The event itself would never have seen the light of day without the dedication and hard work of the staff of WFHT1390 Radio, our partners in producing the Music & Art Fest. We are also most grateful to the vision and confidence of our sponsors: Alan Jay Automotive Network, Griffin's Carpet Mart, Highlands Community Church, News-Sun and Uptown Music. Last but not least, thank you Jenny Cheek, general manager of Lakeshore Mall, for providing the space, stage, tables, chairs and utilities that were perfectly suited as the venue. The popularity of the event has demonstrated the value of giving venue to the wealth of talent that exists in Highlands County. Fred Leavitt, President Heartland Cultural Alliance Atonement Lutheran thanks all for dinner donationsEditor: Atonement Lutheran Church in Sebring wishes to thank all the businesses and individuals who so generously donated food, money and paper products and volunteer hours of work to make the "Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner" another successful event. We served approximately 365 meals. We give praise, honor and glory to the Lord for bestowing upon us His bounteous gifts so that we were able to share with others. Thanks-for-giving! Members of Atonement Lutheran Church Sebring Bouquets EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-maileditor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun.


Page 4ANews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010www.newssun.com Three trucks from F rostproof, Polk County t anker and trucks and the h igh-rise ladder from Lake W ales were dispatched to t he scene, but there was no d anger of explosion, a ccording to Frostproof Fire C hief Bill Lord. Lord said that the fire was c ontained inside the buildi ng in two of the huge s ludge bins, which are used t o hold product during the m ixing process. Other than those working i nside the immediate buildi ng, Lord said there was no n eed to evacuate the plant, n or was the public in the i mmediate area in any dang er. "There was damage to the m aterials inside, and to the c onveyor system. The roof h as some damage, but the b uilding is not a total loss," L ord said. The fire was caused by t he chemical reaction in the b ins, said Lord, as the produ ct was moved from storage t o a mixing area. It took over five hours to p ut out the fire and to secure t he area, Lord said, and the d amage was estimated b etween $75,000 and $100,000. The recent occurrence is not the first time the plant had caught on fire. In 2000, a fire at the Frostproof plant forced an evacuation of about 1,100 homes and businesses in the area, according to www.acusafe.com, an Internet resource for safety and risk management. Continued from page 1A Fire damages fertilizer plant NEWS-SUN photo by ED BALDRIDGE A fire at the Griffin Fertilizer plant on Scenic Highway. Monday was cause for concern, but not dangerous, according to Frostproof Fire Chief Bill Lord. The president again pressed Congress to pass the agreement, saying it has the potential to create millions of jobs. He said if it fails, Americans would see smaller paychecks and fewer jobs. But Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said "the jury is still out" on the measure's enactment because many Democrats are furious over an estate tax provision. Obama agreed to exempt the first $5 million of a deceased person's estate, and to tax the rest at 35 percent. Congressional Democrats had expected a 45 percent tax rate on anything above $3.5 million. Without congressional action, the estate tax will revert to an even higher rate: 55 percent on estates valued above $1 million. That should have strengthened Obama's hand when negotiating with Republicans, Van Hollen said. Some Democrats have reluctantly embraced the tax package, which would let rich and poor Americans keep Bush-era tax cuts that were scheduled to expire this month. Even so, 54 House Democrats wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying they're opposing the deal. Led by Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, they said they were against "acceding to Republican demands to extend the Bush tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires." "We're paying a king's ransom," Welch said in an interview. "We didn't need to and couldn't afford to." The 54 Democrats, by themselves, would not be enough to block the package in the House, depending on how much support it gets from Republicans. After Obama publicly defended the plan for a third day Wednesday, and Vice President Joe Biden met with Democratic lawmakers in the Capitol for a second day, several Democrats predicted the measure will pass, mainly because of extensive Republican support. Rep. Barney Frank, DMass., predicted the tax cut compromise "will be passed by virtually all the Republicans and a minority of Democrats." He said he would vote against it. Obama said more congressional Democrats would climb aboard as they studied details of the $900 billion year-end measure. Raising the direst alarm yet, his administration warned fellow Democrats on Wednesday that if they defeat the plan, they could jolt the nation back into recession. Larry Summers, Obama's chief economic adviser, told reporters that if the measure isn't passed soon, it will "materially increase the risk the economy would stall out and we would have a doubledip" recession. That put the White House in the unusual position of warning its own party's lawmakers they could be to blame for calamitous consequences if they go against the president. With many House and Senate Republicans signaling their approval of the tax cut plan, the White House's comments were aimed mainly at House Democrats who fe el Obama went too far in yiel ding to Republicans'deman ds for continued income tax cu ts and lower estate taxes for t he wealthy. Obama says the compr omise was necessary becau se Republicans were prepared to let everyone's taxes rise an d to block the extension of unemployment benefits f or jobless Americans if th ey didn't get much of what th ey wanted. Economists say the rece nt recession officially ended in June 2009. But with unem ployment at 9.8 percent, m illions remain out of work or fearful of losing ground ec onomically, and the notion of the nation falling back into a recession would strike man y as chilling. It also could ratt le markets and investors. The deal Obama craft ed with Senate Republican lea ders would prevent the sche duled Dec. 31 expiration of a ll the Bush administration's t ax cuts enacted in 2001 an d 2003, even though Obam a had often promised to end t he cuts for the highest earners House Democrats, wh o will lose their majority in January, still hold a 255-17 9 edge in the current Congres s. To pass a big bill with most ly Republican votes wou ld mark a dramatic departu re from recent battles, such as the health care overhau l, which was enacted with v irtually no GOPsupport in either chamber. Passage of Obama's pl an seems more assured in t he Senate, where numero us Democrats have agreed th at the president had little choi ce in making the compromis es with Republicans. Sti ll, Majority Leader Harry Rei d, D-Nev., said he and co lleagues are considering po ssible changes, and actio n could come within days. Continued from page 2A Democrats reject proposed tax plan We're paying a king's ransom. We didn't need to and couldn't afford to.'PETERWELCH Rep. from Vermont The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated PressLEWIS RUN, Pa. Actor Wesley S nipes has arrived at a federal prison in P ennsylvania to begin serving a three-year s entence for failure to file income tax r eturns. Federal Prisons spokesman Ed Ross says S nipes entered the Federal Correctional I nstitution McKean on Thursday morning. He had been ordered to arrive by noon. The minimum security prison camp in the northwestern Pennsylvania town of Lewis Run is worlds away from the harsh prison fortresses depicted in the Snipes'films "Undisputed" and "Brooklyn's Finest." The minimum-security camp doesn't have fences around its perimeter and the 300 nonviolent inmates live in barracks. Snipes begins serving sentence at Pa. prison


consuming very much during his walk. "I'll eat beef jerky or fruit for a snack, then for lunch and dinner I'll eat some ravioli or something like that," Cox said, explaining that he did not want to overload or have anything too substantial in his stomach as he traveled. He keeps his meals light and stays full of liquids. "Well, my legs are starting to get a little sore and my body isn't recovering very well right now, so I'm hoping it doesn't slow me down too much, especially when I get over to Okeechobee," said Cox. Cox drank Gatorade as he explained how he's made it through the past few freezing nights he pitched his tent for two nights during his trip, slept once in a large drainage pipe and was offered a warm bed by a passerby another night. "Alot of people stop and ask me what I'm doing. When I tell them, they immediately offer me food, a ride and anything they can. I'm already seeing a huge impact this is making on the individuals I've come in contact, like you guys," Cox said with a smile. Cox described incidents and memories from his tour in Iraq and the emotion behind his stories began to show through. "I lost a lot of guys over there. It makes you appreciate the smaller things in life once you've been over there. This walk is the same thing. I'm out here for them, and out here I get time with our maker and He gets me through it," said Cox. "Thank you. Thank you so much for your service, and thank you for doing this," said Curry as she shook Cox's hand. After a few minutes Cox took a look at the muffins he was given and thanked Curry once again. He picked up his backpack, tied his sweater a little tighter around his neck and lifted the bag onto his shoulders. "There's guys over there now that would trade plac es with me in a heartbeat. If they could be here they would, so even if I don't make all the way in time it's OK. "I know that I did my best and it's something tha t I did for the soldiers that have fallen and maybe nex t time I can go a little furth er for them," he said. He stretched a little mor e and adjusted the strap on his backpack. Curry honked, then drove past Cox as he waved goodbye to her and he started walk ing down the road. a re at their highest in late D ecember and early January. What may make the holiday c oronary more deadly than the s ame kind of heart attack at a ny other time of the year is t he assumption that any chest d iscomfort or pain is the r esult of indigestion or heartb urn caused from a large m eal. "Every minute counts with a heart attack," says Dr. Brian J ames, emergency medical d irector, Highlands Regional M edical Center. "There's only a short window of time to s ave your heart muscle, which i s why you have to act right a way." Knowing the difference b etween indigestion and the s igns of a heart attack can s ave your life. If you have any risk factors t hat might predispose you to a h eart attack such as smoki ng, diabetes, high blood press ure, high cholesterol, being o verweight or a family history o f heart disease you should b e especially suspicious of a ny chest pain. According to Dr. James, h eart attack symptoms typic ally include the sudden onset o f chest discomfort, which m ay feel like a squeezing, c rushing pain or an uncomf ortable pressure in the center o f the chest. Discomfort may a lso be felt in one or both a rms, the neck, back, jaw or s tomach. If these symptoms a re accompanied by shortness o f breath, nausea, vomiting, f ainting or sweating, you s hould call 911 immediately. The symptoms of indigest ion typically include a burni ng sensation in the middle of t he chest as opposed to a crushing" or "restricting" p ain that's felt with a heart a ttack. The discomfort that's a ssociated with indigestion d oes not typically spread d own your arms or to your n eck or jaw, is usually less s evere than the pain felt from a heart attack and it tends to r espond quickly to antacids.. "If you're unsure of w hether you're having a heart a ttack or suffering from heartb urn, always err on the side of c aution," James said. "It's not w orth taking any chances w hen it comes to chest pain."Manage stressThe holiday season is supp osed to be a time of celebrat ion but, in many cases, the e xpectations, obligations, e ndless to do lists and financ ial impact can be overw helming. "We often have unrealistic e xpectations of what the holid ay season should be and s tress ourselves out in an a ttempt to make everything p erfect," James said. "It's s ometimes difficult to put t hings into perspective, but i t's important to not get too c aught up in the hype that surr ounds the holidays and to s tay focused on what's really i mportant and meaningful." According to James, one of t he easiest ways to reduce h oliday-related stress is to k eep things simple. "Don't o verload your schedule. C hoose what you want to do r ather than what you think o thers expect you to do and l eave time unplanned to relax w ith your family. It's import ant to realize that you can't b e everything to everybody." Experts also suggest loweri ng your expectations, letting g o of impossible goals and s etting limits on how much g ift-buying, entertaining or s pending you can do. During the holiday season, J ames recommends keeping r outines as stable as possible a nd continuing to exercise a nd eat right. He also suggests l imiting alcohol intake and e nsuring that you get suffic ient sleep. W atch your waistlineFor many people, weight g ain over the holiday season s eems to be an unavoidable fact of life. Busy social calendars, an abundance of irresistible food and disrupted schedules make it easy to forego healthy routines and good eating habits and to gain a pound or two without even realizing it. To help you maintain your weight and heart-health this year, physicians at Highlands Regional Medical Center offer the following tips: Never go to a party hungry. If you arrive at a party with an empty stomach, you're much more likely to overeat and to make poor choices about the foods you consume. Eat a small, nutritious meal before you leave home. Be smart with your food choices. Instead of opting for fried foods, creamy dips, chips and buttery crackers, try to fill most of your plate with vegetables, fruits, nuts, small cheese cubes and lean meats. Choose oil and vinegar dressings over creamy sauces and go easy on the holiday desserts. Try splitting a dessert with a friend, or limiting yourself to one small slice of cake. Use a smaller plate. Studies have shown that people eat more simply because they have more food on their plate. To keep your portions under control, choose a smaller plate and select a few of your favorite appetizers in sensible amounts rather than filling up your plate with everything that's offered. Limit your alcohol intake. Not only is alcohol packed with calories, it also lowers your resolve to avoid overeating. Keep your alcohol consumption to one or two servings at the most and after that, switch to calorie-free drinks such as water, tea or coffee. Kick up your exercise routine. Engaging in regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to maintain your body weight and to avoid packing on extra pounds. If you know that you've been eating more than usual over the holidays, burn more calories by increasing the intensity and the frequency of your workouts. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010Page 5A LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better Grades MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467 Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Continued from page 1A Doctors offer up holiday health tips Continued from page 1A Soldier walks to honor comrades I'm out here for (the soldiers), and out here I get time with our maker and He gets me through it. 'MICHAELCOX on why he's walking News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLA R Michael Cox takes a break along State Road 66 on Wednesday. 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E Z Street Band plays at Duffer'sSEBRING The E Z S treet Band will play at D uffer's Sports Grille from 9 p .m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. The three-piece band p lays Top 40, rock and a v ariety of dance tunes that w ill keep everyone moving o n the floor. There is no c over charge. For more details, call 3826 339. Duffer's is at 6940 U .S. 27 North, Sebring. County artists show their work at CircleSEBRING Community R edevelopment Agency and H eartland Cultural Alliance i nvites local artists to show a nd sell art around the Circle i n Downtown Sebring for G allery Walk, from 5-8 p.m. t oday and at the Saturday C ar Cruise, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There is no e ntry fee and no commiss ions. Contact Gene Brenner, 4 46-3874, or e-mail brenn er@strato.net for free space a nd electricity if there will b e display lights for Friday n ight Gallery Walk. For more informationm c ontact Fred Leavitt, 4028 238, or e-mail info@heartl andculturalalliance.org.Gallery Walk celebrates holidaysSEBRING Historic D owntown Sebring's monthl y Gallery Walk will be from 5 -8 p.m. today and walkers c an enjoy the holiday lights a s well as the warm hospitali ty offered by the Downtown S ebring merchants. In addit ion to the festive lights illum inating the Circle, walkers c an enjoy holiday music by t he Unity carolers; extended s tore hours in the boutiques, s hops and galleries; and s treet artists offering jewelr y, mixed media, photograp hy, holiday decor and more. Participating Gallery Walk merchants include: Le Attique, Front Porch Dogs, Brenner Pottery & Gallery, Wild Artist Jewelry, Janet King Studio, Linda's Books, Children's Museum of the Highlands, Happy Owl, Steve and Company, Circle Salon, Captain Ron's Mercantile, Highlands Art League, Frames & Images, Sebring Antiques, Carrillo's Closet, Liz & Co., Kathy's Consignment, NPH HOBBIES, Etcetera, The Pier Group and Net Patrol. Most offer fantastic giveaways and promotions during the event, which provides a unique shopping opportunity for attendees. For more information about Gallery Walk, visit www.GalleryWalk Sebring.com .Santa Claus on hand for light displaySEBRING Santa Claus will be on site from 6:308:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 17-18 at Ken Jorgensen's musical light display benefitting Highlands County Habitat for Humanity. The display is at 423 Sportsman Ave. in the Harder Hall area. The show lasts approximately 25 minutes and coordinates to holiday music on 106.7 FM. Donations can be made to support the cause in the donation box in the driveway. The light display features more than 20,000 animated lights. For more information, contact Sarah Pallone, director of Development & Communications, at 4022913.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host music by Uptown Country from 5-8 p.m. today. Karaoke by Cowbell will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Schedules subject to change; call for details. For more information and menu selection, call 4529853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will host karaoke by Mega Soundz today. The Moose District meeting and Sebring Moose Officers meeting will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. The general meeting is at 2 p.m. For more information, call 4520579. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with L&LDuo today. Horse races are set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host a game of Texas Hold-em at 2 p.m. today and music with Fireman from 6-10 p.m. Bingo bango will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday and music with Steve and Peggy is set from 6-10 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131. Dance Club features The Golden EraSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. today at 3400 Sebring Parkway (formerly Lion's Clubhouse). Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other ballroom favorites to the Big Band Sound of The Golden Era. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m., serving sandwiches, hamburgers, pies/pastries, ice cream, snacks, coffee and a variety of soft drinks. For more information, call 471-0559.Blood mobile sets up todayLAKE PLACID Central Florida-Highlands blood mobile will be at Lake Placid Publix from 9:3011:30 a.m. today. All blood donors will receive by mail a free movie ticket to a local theater.Travis Golden plays at ReflectionsAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake will host a dance featuring Travis Golden from 7:3010:30 p.m. today. Cost is $5. Bring drinks and snacks; ice will be provided. For more information call 452-5037.DeSoto park hosts crafts and bake saleSEBRING DeSoto Mobile Home Park will host a crafts and bake sale at 3021 Pond Drive, off DeSoto Road. There will be handmade crafts, collectibles, baked goods of all kinds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday.Center for Great Apes plans eventWAUCHULA A Holiday Open House is set for the Center for Great Apes at 5843 Van Simmons Road, Wauchula, from 13:30 p.m. Saturday. Members are admitted free. Membership fee is $40 per person, $60 per couple, $100 per family (up to six family members). Membership benefits include invitations to two annual member events, e-news letter and newsletter. Non-members will be charged $20 for adults, $10 for youth ages 6-17, and children under age 6 will be admitted free. For information call (863) 767-8903.Sebring Village plans Christmas danceSEBRING Sebring Village will host a Christmas dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday. Music will be by Joe and Jackie. The dance will be held in the clubhouse, one mile behind Walmart off Schumacher Road in Sebring. The cost is $3.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Ice and coffee will be provided. Call 386-0045 or 2730875 for more information.Benefit helps Lorida coupleLORIDA AFood Drive and Cookie Swap Benefit for Veronica Ellerbee and Cody Johns will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Lorida Church of God Prophecy. The couple is in need of help through these tough times on medical expenses for surgery they are both about to undergo. There will be raffle tickets and a silent auction. Bowl of chili and a drink for $3. For more information, call Sara Etta Johns at 214-1767, Brenda Manus at 655-4722 or Bonnie Boney at 6550784.Morning Market is SaturdayLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Saturday Morning Market will take place Saturday at Stuart Park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh produce, arts, crafts, plants, jewelry, hand crafted furniture to name a few items. For additional information, visit www.visitlake placidflorida.com or call 465-4331. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010www.newssun.com SUNDAY BRUNCH11am 1:30pm Lunch served after 1:30pmwith purchase of beverageReceive$200 OFFExpires 12-31-10 Trishs Paradise GrilleHighlands Ridge South(863) 382-2131$1095 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872863-386-1060 Care You Can Trust, Service You DeserveŽ € Secured Memory Care Unit € Now Accepting Medicaid Diversion € Respite Care € Independent Living € Assisted Living James E. HoweJames E. Howe, 81, of Lake Placid died Dec. 7, 2010. Born in Naples, N .Y., he moved to Lake P lacid in 1994. He served his c ountry in the U.S. Army. He r etired as a director with the U .S. Department of A griculture. He was a memb er of the St. James Catholic C hurch in Lake Placid. He is survived by his lovi ng wife of 21 years, Elsie; d aughters, Catherine Morton a nd Trudi Decico; sons, J ames J. Howe and William S cheffel; and four grandchild ren. AMass of the Christian B urial to celebrate James' l ife will be at 11 a.m. today at S t. James Catholic Church, L ake Placid, with Father M ichael Cannon celebrating. I n memory of Mr. Howe, d onations may be made to G ood Shepherd Hospice, 4 418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring, FL33872. Words of c omfort to the family can be m ade by visiting www.scott f uneralservices.com A rrangements entrusted to S cott Funeral Home, Lake P lacid. Barbara McCormackBarbara McCormack, 84, o f Sebring, died Nov. 27, 2 010. Born in Scranton, Pa., s he moved to Sebring in 1 999. She was a secretary at a bank before retiring. Survivors include her husb and, Donald, and a sister, M arjorie. Amemorial mass will be h eld at Our Lady of Grace C atholic Church in Avon P ark at a later date. A nita MillerAnita Miller, 69, of Avon P ark died Dec. 4, 2010. Born i n Offenburg, Germany she m oved to Avon Park in 1978. o n March 16, 1941 to Karl a nd Anna Marie Mueller. A fter the war, she moved with her family to Wurzburg, Germany. She made a career in helping people in need, especially the elderly, and worked as a secretary in her husband's business, Miller Electronics. She is survived by her husband, Charles; her son Chuck; and her sister, Ilse. Amemorial mass will be held for her at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Ashort gathering will be held in the church community hall thereafter. After cremation, her ashes will be spread on the mountain by her cabin in North Carolina, a place of nature that she loved dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Highlands County in her memory. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com .Carl NapierCarl Napier, 80, of S.W. Ranches and Lake Placid, died Nov. 29, 2010. He grew up in Breathitt County, Ky. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from General Motors after 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Jo; sons, Brian and Kyle; daughter, LaTisha Evans; brothers, Eugene and James; sister, Merle Fischer; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Faith Baptist Church, Lake Placid. Inurnment will take place in Cincinnati. Donations may be made in his name to Faith Baptist Church, 660 Holmes Ave., Lake Placid, FL33852. Cremation arrangements entrusted to T.M. Ralph Funeral Home, Sawgrass/Weston. OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The Doors singer Jim Morrison will get a posthumous pardon for an indecent exposure conviction in Florida after Gov. Charlie Crist got a commitment for the second of two votes needed from other members of the state's Board of Executive Clemency to approve it. Morrison was appealing the conviction when he was found dead in a Paris bathtub in 1971. The meeting Thursday comes a day aft er the singer would ha ve turned 67. Crist can't issue a pardo n on his own. He and t he three-member Cabin et serve as the Clemen cy Board. Approval is requir ed by the governor and at lea st two other members. The did-he-or-didn'the debate has been revived b y Crist's interest in the cas e. The surviving band mem bers say a drunk en Morrison teased the Miam i crowd, but never expos ed himself. Doors' Jim Morrison to get pardoned in Florida The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


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STREET; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 1 and 2, Block 16, SECOND RESUBDIVISION OF HOFFMAN'S GROVE ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS FLORIDA, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on December 23, 2010. DATED THIS 30th DAY of November, 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 30th day of November, 2010. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k December 3, 10, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-CA-00711 DIVISION: AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A AH MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CO., INC., Plaintiff, vs. MAUREEN GRIFFIN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 30, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08-CA-00711 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. a Delaware Corporation, f/k/a AH Mortgage Acquisition Co., Inc., is the Plaintiff and Maureen Griffin; Bank of America, NA; are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 23rd day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth ins said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 42, BLOCK 52, PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 111 LEMON RD NW, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-9786 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 30th day of November, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k December 3, 10, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S. 83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010, at Highlands Self Storage Inc. 7825 S. George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872. All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted. Any vehicle within sold for parts only. Units # 64 December 3, 10, 2010 1050Legals NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON JANUARY 05, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Florida DME Solutions, LLC 355 Robert Padgett Jr. 309 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. December 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE Please take notice that Ordinance No. 1314 will be presented to the City Council for adoption upon its second and final reading at the City Council Chambers, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on the 21st day of December, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 16 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEBRING TO PROVIDE FOR THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD TO CONSIDER VARIANCE REQUESTS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO CITY COUNCIL FOR ULTIMATE DECISION ON VARIANCE REQUESTS; PROVIDING A SIMILAR PROCEDURE FOR APPEALS REGARDING PERSONS AGGRIEVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS REGARDING ZONING MATTERS; PROVIDING FOR CLARIFICATION OF THE STANDARDS BY WHICH VARIANCES ARE GRANTED; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. This notice shall be published on December 10, 2010. /s/ Kathy Haley Kathy Haley, City Clerk City of Sebring,Florida Robert S. Swaine Swaine & Harris, P.A. 425 South Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 City Attorney December 10, 2010IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000670GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. SIMON LORENZO BROWN, JR., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2010, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000670 of the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, in, at 11:00 a.m. and on the 23rd day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment: Lot 16, GRAN-LORE RANCHETTES, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 13, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with that certain 1993 Fleetwood Mobile Home Identification #FLFLP70A21273SK and FLFLP70B21273SK. TOGETHER WITH all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, rights, appurtenances, rents royalties,mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water rights and stock and all fixtures now or hereafter attached to the property. **ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.** WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2010. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, visa Florida Relay Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000332 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CARLISLE HUGH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLISLE HUGH; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 30th day of November, 2010, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000332, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and CARLISLE HUGH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLISLE HUGH; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 185, UNIT 11, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 69, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to yoi, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 30th day of November, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 10, 17, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-488 IN RE: ESTATE OF LARRY A. SHEPPARD a.k.a. LARRY AUSTIN SHEPPARD NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LARRY A. SHEPPARD a.k.a. LARRY AUSTIN SHEPPARD, deceased, whose date of death was October 17, 2010, and whose social security number is 228-52-7575, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.' All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 10, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Michele Dumke 2075 W. Myakka Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 December 10, 17, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001485GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ASHA JOHNSON; CLERK OF COURTS, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION; ELISA KENDALL BLISS; JOSEPH JOHNSON; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE C/O EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, R.A.; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 30th day of November, 2010, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001485GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and ASHA JOHNSON; CLERK OF COURTS, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION; ELISA KENDALL BLISS; JOSEPH JOHNSON; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE C/O EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, R.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, IN BLOCK 81, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to yoi, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 30th day of November, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 10, 17, 2010 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of STILL CHIC BOUTIQUE, located at 112 N. Ridgewood Drive, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 7th day of December, 2010. Tami L. Boss December 10, 2010 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of SCHUMACHER ROAD BUSINESS PARK, in Highlands County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 8th day of December, 2010. By: /s/ Clifford M. Ables III Clifford M. Ables, III Trustee of the Rivero Family Irrevocable Trust Agreement dated 3/10/2003 December 10, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-406 IN RE: ESTATE OF JO ANN S. WEBER-BRENNER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JO AN S. WEBER-BRENNER, deceased, whose date of death was October 21, 2009, File Number PC 10-406, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a ciot if tgus bituce gas beeb served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NTOICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 3, 2010. Personal Representative: EUGENE B. BRENNER, a/k/a GENE B. BRENNER 1631 Lambeau Ave. Sebring, FL 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No.: 308714 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 (863)385-0346 December 3, 10, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10001500FCS JACK P. YOUNG, JR. Petitioner, And ANGELA DAWN TAYLOR Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION To: Angela Dawn Taylor YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of written defenses if any to: Jack P. Young, Jr., Petitioners, 2164 State Road 17 S. #2, Avon Park, Florida 33825, on or before January 3, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner or immediately Thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Date: November 30, 2010 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: s/s Allie Riley Deputy Clerk December 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010 bring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was June 30, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $14,020.00 and that the names of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NAME ADDRESS Beulah T. Deane Trust u/a/d 07/24/2007Walter L. Deane and Gordon L. Dean, Successor Co-Trustees PO Box 1181 Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 10, 2010. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Walter L. Deane Walter L. DeaneP O Box 1181Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Bruce H. Bokor Bruce H. Bokor Florida Bar No. 0150340 Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP 911ChestnutStreet Clearwater, Florida 33756 Telephone: (727) 461-1818 December 10, 17, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 10-460 Division _________________ IN RE: ESTATE OF BEULAH TAYLOR DEANE a/k/a BEULAH T. DEANE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Summary Administration)TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Beulah Taylor Deane, deceased, File Number PC 10-460, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Se1050Legals 1000 Announcements HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results


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Furniture, household items, baby clohes, toys, tools. Lots Of Misc! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 4422 Leaf Rd. Sat Dec 11 8am-2pm. Children's clothes, knick knacks furn., Lots To Choose From! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 2005 Schlosser Rd. Sat Dec 12th 8am-2pm. Tools, Christmas items, household misc., baby clothes toys crib. Much More! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 101 Spring garden Rd. off Sebring Pkwy. Sat. Dec. 11 8am-? Clothes, fishing equip. & Much Misc. Everything Goes! No unreasonable offer refused. SEBRING -Huge Multi Family Sale Fri & Sat Dec 10th & 11th 8am-? 3215 Grand Prix Dr. ( next to Walmart) Something for everyone. Too Much To List. SEBRING -Christmas Sale 106 Longview Rd. off Pkwy, Fri-Sat Dec 10th & 11th 8am-? New trees, high end ornaments, jewelry, 2 Lazy Boy recliners & Misc. SEBRING -4008 Sebring Ave, Sat Dec 11 8am-? Household items, elec. games, sm. appl. Too Much To List! SEBRING -3811 Rushlo St. Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11, 9am-2pm. Computers, Christmas misc., household items. Much More! SEBRING -BUSINESS CLOSED! 1812 Elf Dr., Thurs-Fri-Sat, Dec 9th, 10th & 11th, 8am-? New & Clean Items, good used, window decals, crafts, jewelry, tools, pictures, Toy Story Figurines, Fax, Phones, Display Shelves, Health & Weight Loss info. 863-414-4066 SEBRING -1611 Prospect St. off Jackson Heights Dr., Fri & Sat Dec 10th & 11th, 9am-4pm. Christmas decor, household items, various tools, RV misc. Much Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING -1415 Lake Josephine Dr. Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11 7:30am-? Lots of Xmas decor & gifts, clothing (Ladies like new sz 18Men's sz 40) & tools. Much Much More! SEBRING 4822Lakewood Rd. Thurs-Fri-Sat Dec. 9-10-11 7am-? Tools, sm. appliances, household items & Lots Of Misc. SEBRING "HUGE"Sale 5109 Desoto Road, Thur-Fri-Sat Dec. 9-10-11 8am-4pm. Furniture, tools, appliances, books, Christmas & household items Too Much To List! LORIDA -Multi Family Sale 2308 Upson Rd off Hicks Rd. Fri-Sat Dec 10-11 8am-? Something For Everyone! LAKE PLACIDMulti Family sale, 139 Highlands Lake Dr. Fri-Sat Dec 10th-11th, 8am-12pm, Tools, fishing gear, clothing, vcr & tapes, New 20 gal. water heater -110, washer/dryer. Lots & Lots More! LAKE PLACIDSYLVAN SHORES 1526 SYCAMORE AVE. Fri-SatDec 10-11 8am-1pm. Children's clothing & toys, couch w/ ottoman, art work, crib, buffet, dresser set, housewares, adult clothes, electronics, assorted furniture. LAKE PLACIDMulti Family Sale 26 Choctaw St. Dec. 11th 8am-12pm. Furniture, clothing, jewelry, household items. Priced to sell! AVON PARKHuge Sale 2650 us hwy 27 N,(HAIR DEPOT) Sun Dec 12 8am-? Antiques, old swing butter churn, churn chair, Burl wood wicker bottom chairs, shop saw, tool chest, compressor, lawn mower, milk cans, kerosene heater, chest of drawers, tables, desk, ETC. AVON PARKSALE 3122 N Cambridge Rd. Sat.Dec. 11, 8am & Sun. Dec12, 12pm. FOLLOW SIGNS FROM N. Hwy 27 OFF COUNTY LINE RD. Dining Rm., Occas. Chairs, Lamps, Tables, Sofas, Office, Bdrm, Patio, Tools, Lawn Mowers, Dishes, ect. A Very Clean Sale By THE FURNITURE DOCTORS 30 Years in Highlands County. AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 2440 N Orangewood St. Thur-Fri Dec 9th & 10th. Christmas decor, toys, furniture, household items, children's clothing. Much Much More! AVON PARK404 Malcolm St. Sat-Sun Dec. 11th-12th 7am-? Household items, Christmas decor, clothing & Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV 13"Color, cable ready. $15 863-471-0098 STAMP COLLECTIONsm. diverse. expl J. Dean, W. Women, Obama, "01 stamp, etc $40 obo.863-471-0098 AIR COMPRESSORCampbell Hausfield, cordless. $13 863-382-6006 7310Bargain Buys RECLINER CHAIRSwivels / reclines, black leather w/ ottoman. $60 678-491-7856 OTTOMAN LARGEGreen $10 863-453-5092 or 863-368-0097 HEDGE TRIMMERCraftsman 18" blade, 2 cycle engine, very good cond., $45. 863-453-7027 GARDEN CARTnew, steel, 800 lb. capacity. $65 863-655-1063 FIVE POSSIBLEDreams Clothique Santas in boxes. All for $75 863-699-0466 ENTERTAINMENT TVUNIT, BLACK W/ GLASS DOORS $50 678-491-7856 DEHUMIDIFIER COMFORTAir, portable on castors, 2 sp. fan, drain hose plus extras. $50 863-386-1885 CRIB SET-Newborn bumper, sheets, quilt, lamp etc. Never used but opened. Blue Teddy bear. $75 863-699-0466 COFFEE MAKERGevalia (12 cup) LIKE NEW! $20. 863-471-2502 CHAIR -LAZY Boy, blue, excellent condition $95. 863-382-6006 BUNK BEDSw/ ladder twins, Chinese carved head & foot boards & mattresses. $99 863-386-1885 BOOKS -Louis L'Amourbox full $45 863-385-1563 ANTIQUE OAK4 drawer chest with towel bar. $80 863-453-5092 or 863-368-0097 7310Bargain Buys HOT TUBColumbia Spa Package. Includes Steps, Cover & Chemicals. 2005 Cost $2,900. Excellent Condition. $750.00. Call Frank, 863-655-0660 GENERATOR -Craftsman 10 HP, 5600 watts. NEW! $395 989-915-1949 CAR TRAILER 2007 27' Deluxe Haulmark like new, always garage kept; BEDROOM SUITE solid wood, full size w/mattress & box springs, triple dresser, chest of drawers, night stand; PANELING Birch, 18 sheets, solid wood 4'x8'; RV COVER for travel trailer, 22', like new used twice. Interested parties please call 863-471-9789. 7300Miscellaneous 7000 MerchandiseLAKE PLACIDConvenient efficiency and small 1BR Apt.; located at 683 & 685 Lake June Rd, $375/mo. each. Call Compton Realty for info or to request a list of available rentals. 863-465-4158 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -3BR, 1BA, $600/mo; 4BR, 1.5BA, $600/mo.; 1BR, 1BA Apt., $300/mo (Downtown off Circle); 2BR, 1BA w/workshop & garage, $550/mo; 3BR, 2BA Lake Josephine area, $550/mo; 3BR, 1BA, $500/mo; Spacious 2 or 3BR, 2BA Lakewood area, $700/mo; 2BR, 1BA Duplex, $450/mo; 1BR, 1BA Apt (by WalMart) $350/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES! 863-655-3504 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. Convenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $575/mo. Call 863-699-0476 or 863-243-3627. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/ paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 3 BR,2 BA, Living Rm., Dining Rm., Utility Rm. w/ W/D hook up, 2 Car Garage & Fireplace. Country Living. Call 863-773-5462 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, Excl. furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, seasonal or monthly rental. No Smoking or dogs. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 LEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825(off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ 200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome* Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 BEST RENTAL IN TOWN! Large 2BR, 1BA totally remodeled, washer/dryer hook-ups. Available Immediately! Call 321-537-5681 AVON PARKRV 36' TRAILER On private property, utilities included; + dish network. $400 month, $400 deposit. 863-453-5591 A VON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile, New paint, New appliances, Screened patios & W/D hook ups. Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8538 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. 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Special to the News-SunHead out to Firemen's F ield Saturday night for t he 2010 SouthC entral Florida A ll-Star Classic w here the t op seniors f rom cent ral through s outh Florida w ill take to the f ield. Included amongst the p rep stars will be 10 Blue S treaks, five Red Devils and three Green Dragons to represent Highlands County. The teams have been practicing all week for at least one more game in their prep careers and show off their wares for the scouts on hand. The action kicks off at 6:30 p.m. for what should be a great night of football. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Red Devils were able to hold off Frostproof to down the Bulldogs 65-59 in a district match-up on Tuesday. The Devils reversed their style of play, pushing for intensity in the first half instead of their usual second half press, but the game was not what Avon Park's head coach Luther Clemons expected. "We reversed what we usually do in the first half and did it in the second half," he said. "We have to learn to put them away. We made poor decisions with the ball, had bad passes and Frostproof started knocking down some shots to make a game of it." "Everybody is going to play us tough and we ne ed to expect that every tim e we hit the floor," Clemo ns added. Clemons went on to explain that consi stent defense is o ne of the items t he Devils need to wo rk on. "We need to increase our baske tball IQ becau se sometimes we g et caught up in t he scoring and forget to pl ay defense," Clemons said. The Devils'Marc us Dewberry would take to t he air early, netting seven of his 18 points in the secon d, and teammate Regg ie By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Blue S treaks have been too busy r acking up points to let the c hilly weather affect a 3-1-1 h ot streak, as Sebring's girls s occer squad capped off a s tretch of five games in six d ays with a 1-0 non-district v ictory over Lake Placid at F iremen's Field on T uesday. After a slow 1-6 s eason start, the Blue S treaks (4-7-1 overall) e arned their first dist rict win over Ridge C ommunity on Friday a nd took their first dist rict tie with Liberty on S aturday to up their District 5 -5Arecord to 1-6-1. Meanwhile, the Green D ragons (4-2 District 9-3A) a re still working their way o ut of a recent 1-3 rough p atch, bringing their overall r ecord to 6-4-0. Sebring senior Nina M ercure scored the game's o nly goal on a penalty kick. Despite a solid local rivalr y between the two teams, b oth squads started out a bit s luggishly. Neither team was able to generate a sustained offense. Passing games were out of sync, infrequent shots went high or wide, and free kicks were handled easily by defenders. Despite the lack of offense, there was plenty of action on the field as referees were kept busy handing out penalties for tripping, pushing and other infractions, proving that the rivalry between the two teams is alive and well. Sebring was awarded a penalty kick when a Green Dragon pushed a Blue Streak inside the box, and Mercure made her shot count. "I always aim for the corner but my shot ended up in the middle," Mercure said. "I just wanted it to go in so bad. Lake Placid is our biggest rival, we play against them during the summer, and there was some smack talking going on before the game. "They were saying how they were going to murk'us beat us by a bunch of goals. This is a big win for us. I think we played great. It was one of our best games." Junior goalkeeper Meghan Williams earned the shutout victory for Sebring. "Meaghan did a good job in goal," said Sebring coach Paul Brown. "She's calling for the ball. Lake Placid has a very good team, and it's a good local rivalry, so it's nice to win. It was an excellent game. "We started the season really poorly, but we're starting to get a little bit better and the girls are believSPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, December 10, 2010 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE The action was fast, aggressive and physical Tuesday night as Lauren Welborn, #8, slides to try to get control of the ball from Hannah Waller, in Sebring's 1-0 win over Lake Placid. Sebring1Lake Placid0 Blue Streaks squeak past Lake Placid See SEBRING, page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Gary Gayle hits this jumper and scored seven points off the bench in Lake Placid's 75-30 win over Fort Meade Tuesday night. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The confusion and uncertainty prior to Tuesday night's match-up with Fort Meade continued onto the court, much to the benefit of the Green Dragons in their 75-30 win over the visiting Miners. Due to several players missing practice, there was some doubt if Fort Meade was even going to make the trip to Lake Placid. And while they did show up, the Dragons soon made it a forgettable night, using their halfcourt trap to pile up the turnovers and easy scores. It was a bit rocky early on, with Lake Placid giving up their own measure of turnovers, despite a 25-12 lead after one quarter and a 42-21 margin at the half. "We were a little sloppy with 13 turnovers in the first half," head coach David Veley said. "But we cleaned it up and only had four in the second half." Cleaned it up offensively and ratcheted it up defensively as the Miners would only muster nine total points over the final 16 minutes of play. "We went to half court defense and trapped to start the third," Veley said. "Devontray Flemming was able to get several easy steals and lay-ups to put the score out of reach. "It was a nice win and everyone got a lot of playing time." While Flemming lead the way with 22 points and six steals, the expanse of playing time for the whole roster lead to many contributions. Kirk Veley and Andre Wilson were both in double figures at 13 and 12 points, respectively, while Devonta Chisolm and Gary Gayle each added seven points. Nick Swain proved a force in the paint with eight rebounds off the bench. Lake Placid moves back into district play tonight, with a trip to Tenoroc. "They're a big and athletic team," Veley said. "This will be a big test to see where we are at." Green Dragons make short work of Miners Lake Placid75Ft. Meade30 (Tenoroc) will be a big test to see where we are at.'DAVIDVELEY Lake Placid head coach Associated PressOutfielder Carl Crawfo rd has reached a prelimina ry agreement with the Bosto n Red Sox on a $142 millio n, seven-year contract, a perso n familiar with the negotiatio ns told The Associated Press. Afour-time All-Star an d first-time Gold Glove winn er this year, Crawford hit .30 7 for Tampa Bay and set care er highs with 19 homers and 9 0 RBIs. He also swiped 47 bas es and led the ALwith 1 3 triples. He joins a powerful lineu p that includes designated h itter Ortiz and newly acquir ed first baseman Adri an Gonzalez. First baseman Carlos Pe na and the Chicago Cubs ha ve agreed to a $10 million, on eyear contract. Pena spent the last fo ur seasons with Tampa Bay. He had a down year in 2010, hitting .196 with 2 8 homers and 84 RBIs, dow n from a .227 average with 3 9 homers and 100 RBIs t he previous year, when he w as selected for the ALAll-St ar team. Crawford, Pena ink deals Avon Park65Frostproof59 News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Reggie Baker and the Red Devils leapt past Frostproof Tuesday night. Red Devils hold off the Bulldogs See AP, p a g e 3B Firemen present South-Central Football Classic


Last trip of the yearSEBRING Sebring Kayak Tours has one more outing scheduled for this year Arbuckle Creek/Istokpoga Park in the Afternoon on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. They will meet and launch at Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 east of Spring Lake and head out on the lake and wiggle our way up on Arbuckle Creek to our favorite stop and then back to Lake Istokpoga Park. Aperfect trip to bring out the kids (bring lunch/snacks) The weather is great. Cool air and the sun out? Can't beat that! If you have never kayaked before, this is the perfect trip for first timers. Avery easy, slow-paced, six-mile trip (approx 3 hours) through one of the most beautiful waterways in the area. Different types of birds are typically present this time of the year. The last couple of times we were there a monkey was spotted and he invited himself on the kayak for a snack. Too cool! Cost for the trip is $39 per person single or tandem kayak or $19 per person bringing their own kayak. To register, please call 863-202-0815 or send an email to SebringKayakTours@yahoo.com .Women Softball PlayersSEBRING Women over the age of 16 that have interest in playing softball can sign up to play on a commercial league. Ameeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. will be held at the Highlands County Sports Complex located on Sheriff's Tower Road to discuss the details. Women under the age of 18 must have parent's permission to register. Open registration is ongoing until Thursday, Dec. 30 for all adult softball players. Registration is for next year's leagues. Games will begin in January 2011. More information can be obtained by contacting Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex (863) 402-6755.Lunch for BowlersLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placid's "Do It Best" Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza. All of the proceeds to to benefit the Youth Bowlers of Royal Palms scholarship program in which more than 40 youth bowlers are currently involved. Bring your family and friends and come buy lunch from the Youth Bowlers of Royal Palms.LP Tennis Car WashLAKE PLACID With low funds threatening to put a damper on their upcoming season, the Lake Placid tennis teams are taking the task of raising money into their own hands. The Green Dragons of the courts will be holding a car wash at Bank of America Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., where coffee and baked goods will also be available. Get your car cleaned up and help out these young athletes as they strive to help their own cause.SFCC Holiday Baseball CampAVON PARK The South Flori da Community College baseball progra m will be hosting a Youth Holiday Cam p Dec. 20-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m each day for children ages 6-14. Cost for the camp is $80 per perso n, with a $5 discount for families with mo re than one child participating. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will ser ve as showcase director, with the help of assistant coach Andy Polk and Panth er players. The camp is designed to provide qua lity baseball instruction, with emphasis o n fundamentals and improvement in a ll areas of the game. Each day, campers will have the oppo rtunity to improve their skills and baseba ll knowledge. Players are to bring their own glov e, cap, bat and any individual baseball atti re to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.ed u and select the baseball site. Click on "baseball winter camps," th en print out Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on t he application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at exte nsion 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 45 36661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadi a: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. All camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt.Panther Volleyball CampAVONPARK The South Flori da Community College Volleyball progra m will be hosting a four week training cam p running from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 for playe rs from 6th to 12th grade. The camp will meet Tuesday's an d Thursday's from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and pr ovides individual skill development an d basic tactics in a positive learning env ironment. All campers will receive individual an d team instruction from Coach Ki m Crawford and members of the 201011 Lady Panthers. Crawford is a three-time college A llAmerican and played professionally in Europe, on the Bud Light Profession al Beach Tour for Team Nike and on the P ro California Grass Tour. She has been trained by many Olymp ic coaches and looks forward to sharing h er vast volleyball knowledge with all cam p participants. The camp cost is $100 and is limited to the first 30 to register. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select the vo lleyball site. Click on "volleyball camp," print o ut Admissions Application and Emergen cy Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms as indicat ed on application form, or bring to t he Cashier's Office in Building B. For more information, contact t he SFCC Athletic Department at the follow ing campus phone numbers at extensio n 7037 Avon Park/Sebring, 784-703 7; Lake Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 49 47500; Hardee, 773-2252; or ema il kim.crawford@southflorida.edu AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England1020.833379269 N.Y. Jets930.750267232 Miami660.500215238 Buffalo2100.167243333 South WLTPctPFPA Jacksonville750.583257300 Indianapolis660.500317290 Houston570.417288321 Tennessee570.417263235 North WLTPctPFPA Pittsburgh930.750267191 Baltimore840.667260201 Cleveland570.417229239 Cincinnati2100.167255322 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City840.667295237 Oakland660.500283269 San Diego660.500323253 Denver390.250256333NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants840.667308247 Philadelphia840.667344281 Washington570.417222293 Dallas480.333294336 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta1020.833304233 New Orleans930.750299227 Tampa Bay750.583243251 Carolina1110.083154307 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago930.750246192 Green Bay840.667303182 Minnesota570.417227253 Detroit2100.167278306 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle660.500240289 St. Louis660.500232237 San Francisco480.333203259 Arizona390.250200338 ___ Thursday's Game Indianapolis at Tennessee, late Sunday's Games N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game Baltimore at Houston, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston174.810 New York149.6094 Toronto814.364912Philadelphia714.33310 New Jersey616.2731112Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando156.714 Atlanta158.6521 Miami158.6521 Charlotte813.3817 Washington615.2869 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago128.600 Indiana1010.5002 Milwaukee813.381412Cleveland715.3186 Detroit716.304612WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio183.857 Dallas174.8101 New Orleans147.6674 Memphis914.39110 Houston813.38110 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah167.696 Oklahoma City158.6521 Denver138.6192 Portland1011.4765 Minnesota517.2271012Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers166.727 Phoenix1111.5005 Golden State814.3648 Sacramento515.25010 L.A. Clippers518.2171112___ Tuesday's Games Atlanta 116, New Jersey 101 Charlotte 100, Denver 98 Philadelphia 117, Cleveland 97 Dallas 105, Golden State 100 Houston 97, Detroit 83 Portland 106, Phoenix 99 L.A. Lakers 115, Washington 108 Wednesday's Games Boston 105, Denver 89 Chicago 88, Cleveland 83 New York 113, Toronto 110 Milwaukee 97, Indiana 95 Oklahoma City 111, Minnesota 103 New Orleans 93, Detroit 74 San Antonio 111, Golden State 94 Memphis 104, Phoenix 98, OT Miami 111, Utah 98 Sacramento 116, Washington 91 L.A. Lakers 87, L.A. Clippers 86 Thursday's Games Boston at Philadelphia, late New Jersey at Dallas, late Orlando at Portland, late Friday's Games Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Denver at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Chicago, 8 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 9 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh2082429669 Philadelphia1775399974 N.Y. Rangers16121338377 New Jersey8172185081 N.Y. Islanders5155155383 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal1882387554 Boston1583337552 Buffalo11134267076 Ottawa12152266285 Toronto10134246181 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1883399679 Atlanta15103338880 Tampa Bay15103338698 Carolina11123257584 Florida12140246869WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1763378870 Chicago16122349587 Nashville1386326870 Columbus15101317071 St. Louis1394306772 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1583338568 Colorado13104309486 Minnesota11114266376 Calgary12142267884 Edmonton10125257296 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas1692347974 Phoenix1376327472 San Jose1494328377 Anaheim14134327894 Los Angeles15100306961 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Games Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2, SO Montreal 4, Ottawa 1 Boston 3, Buffalo 2, OT Florida 4, Colorado 3, OT Calgary 4, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday's Games San Jose 5, Philadelphia 4, SO Vancouver 5, Anaheim 4, SO Pittsburgh 5, Toronto 2 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Chicago 5, Dallas 3 Thursday's Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, late San Jose at Buffalo, late Philadelphia at Toronto, late Florida at Washington, late N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, late Columbus at St. Louis, late Minnesota at Phoenix, late Calgary at Los Angeles, late Friday's Games Montreal at Detroit, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Wednesday's Games EAST BYU 86, Vermont 58 Boston College 88, Providence 86 Buffalo 82, Niagara 64 Connecticut 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 54 Fordham 73, Manhattan 59 George Washington 73, Towson 67 Hofstra 89, Binghamton 85, OT Iona 88, Long Island U. 82 Lafayette 72, N.J. Tech 56 Maine 68, Massachusetts 56 Minnesota 83, Saint Joseph's 73 Pittsburgh 70, Delaware St. 42 Princeton 64, Monmouth, N.J. 61 Rhode Island 79, Northeastern 67 Rider 81, UMBC 39 Sacred Heart 56, Hartford 55 Villanova 65, Penn 53 Yale 75, Bryant 53 SOUTH Arkansas 71, Seton Hall 62 Delaware 55, Hampton 53 Duke 83, Bradley 48 E. Kentucky 95, Kentucky Christian 45 George Mason 66, Loyola, Md. 52 High Point 80, Tennessee Tech 69 Kentucky 72, Notre Dame 58 Louisville 61, San Francisco 35 Maryland 99, UNC Greensboro 56 Nicholls St. 75, Loyola, N.O. 41 S. Carolina St. 96, Voorhees 50 Va. Commonwealth 86, VMI 80 MIDWEST Ball St. 58, E. Illinois 51 Drake 58, E. Michigan 54 Duquesne 81, Wis.-Green Bay 71 IPFW 78, Toledo 65 Illinois 74, Oakland, Mich. 63 Indiana St. 73, DePaul 51 Loyola of Chicago 78, SIU-Edwardsville 50 Missouri 85, Vanderbilt 82, OT Nebraska 78, Alcorn St. 57 North Carolina 76, Evansville 49 Ohio 67, Illinois St. 65 S. Dakota St. 84, Mayville St. 57 S. Illinois 83, SE Missouri 68 UMKC 70, Utah Valley 63 W. Illinois 68, Culver-Stockton 44 W. Kentucky 59, Bowling Green 52 W. Michigan 71, Detroit 69 Wisconsin 61, Wis.-Milwaukee 40 Wright St. 76, Air Force 61 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. 71, Tulsa 54 Sam Houston St. 92, North Texas 74 TCU 81, Texas Tech 77 Tenn.-Martin 73, Cent. Arkansas 64 Texas A&M 87, Prairie View 63 FAR WEST Arizona 73, Cal St.-Fullerton 62 Colorado 90, Colorado St. 83, OT N. Arizona 68, Texas-Pan American 55 Saint Mary's, Calif. 77, Denver 47 San Diego St. 77, California 57 UNLV 75, Boise St. 72 Washington St. 81, Gonzaga 59BASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with 1B Paul Konerko on a three-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with C Paul Phillips on a minor league contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with OF Jeff Francoeur on a oneyear contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Avon Park,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Avon Park,6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Girls Basketball at Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Okeechobee Tournament,10 a.m. MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Osceola,7 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Avon Park,7 p.m. Walker MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Vanguard,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Vanguard,6 p.m. THURSDAY,Dec.16: Boys Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,6 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Santa Fe Catholic,6 p.m. Heartland Christian FRIDAY,Dec.17: Boys Basketball vs.Wellington Christian,6:30 p.m.; JV Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,4 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball at Wellington Christian,American Airlines Arena, Miami,2 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.6: JV Basketball vs.Moore Haven,6 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Boys Basketball at Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Placid,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Okeechobee Tournament,10 a.m. MONDAY: Girls Soccer at Sebring,7 p.m. S S O O C C C C E E R R F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . NCAA Cup, Semifinal Teams TBA . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 5 5 5 5 a a . m m . West Ham United vs. Manchester City . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n St. Louis at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Auburn at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EE S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Wisconsin at Marquette . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Tennessee at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Washington at Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Indiana at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Colorado State at Kansas . . . . . . . . .. . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Gonzaga at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Division I Quarterfinal Teams TBA . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Division I Quarterfinal Teams TBA . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Army vs. Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 p p . m m . Heisman Trophy Presentation . . . . . .. . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Dunhill Championship . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Dubai Ladies Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . Shark Shootout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Dunhill Championship . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . Wendy's Three Tour Challenge . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 4 4 p p . m m . Shark Shootout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Dubai Ladies Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at Golden State . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N / / S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Minnesota at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at Sacramento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NB B O O X X I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Joseph Agbeko vs. Yonnhy Perez . . . . . S S H H O O W W 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana . . . . . . . H H B B O O LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NHL NBA Transactions College Basketball Page 2BNews-Sun Friday, December 10, 2010www.newssun.co m


Golf HammockLast Monday, Dec. 6,the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golff Hammock Golf course. Taking first place in A group was Doug Haire with +5 and second place went to Paul Brown at even. B group first place was Joe Hyzny at +4 and taking second place was Danny Geirer with +1. In C group Terry Yandle took first place with +4 and second placewent to Janet Howland with +1. Aaron Heidemann won D group with a +8 while Doc Thomas took second with +5. Next Monday will be a shotgun start at Golf Hammock beginning at 8:30 a.m. To sign up or play with the Mezza Group, call 382-1280.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Throw Out Two Holes event on Dec. 2. The winners were: First place, Mary Hayes with 56; and second place, Helen Sayre with 57. Tying for third/fourth/fifth places were Pat Rice, Phyllis Colby and Wendy Lake with 58 each.Lake June WestThe Men's League played on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Claude Cash, Dick Denhart, Ron VanMeter, Ernie Hall and John Ruffo teamed up to score a 37 for the win while John Simmons, John Byron, Joe Swartz and Bob Williams totaled a 41 for second. For closest to the pin, Jim Lynch got to 14-feet, 1-inch from #2, VanMeter to 16feet, 9-inches from #4 and Cash to 5-feet, 7inches from #8. The Ladies League teed it up Monday, Dec. 6 and Mary McNamee, Janice Barringer and Joyce Swartz got the day's win with a 36. Taking second with a 42 were Margaret Schultz, Betty Billau and Barbara Cash. Closest to the pin on the day saw Billau get to 5-feet, 5-inches from #2, Barringer to 11-feet, 2-inches from #4 and Verna Kaishka to 8-feet, 5-inches from #8.PinecrestThe Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points Wednesday, Dec. 8, with the team of Bob Watkins, Vern Gates, Bill Williamson and John O'Neill winning the team even with +10 points. Taking second, with +8, were Joe Bunk, Joe Martini, Jack Litalien and J.W. McCamic. Individually, Jim Gulick won A Division with +5 points, one ahead of the +4 posted by Bob Watkins. Rex Waymire won B Division with +5 with Bill Baker taking second with +3. C Division went to Jack Litalien's +6 while Doug Henderson was second with +3. John O'Neill took D Division with +6 and there was a four-way tie for second with J.W. McCamic, Bob Colandrea, Greg Mitchell and Art Lewis each scoring +1.Placid LakesThe Men's Association played a 3, 2, 1 event Wednesday, Dec. 8. Bob McMillian, Frank Fisher, David Moiles and a blind draw came out on top with -27, while John Rosettis, Ed Bartusch, Al Verhage and Jack Marceau were second at -25. Marvin Snyder, Gene Ransom and Tom Lacy took third with a -22. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010Page 3B 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 12/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $25By 8, After 1 $20 Saturday & Sunday: $20 i ng in themselves more. T hey're a great bunch of girls a nd they had a good game t oday." The Green Dragons did t heir best to net the tying g oal, but were unable to s core despite plenty of c hances. "We're disappointed," said L ake Placid coach John M erlo. "We dominated most o f the game. The ball was on t heir half most of the time, w e just couldn't finish up t hat goal the tying goal or t he go-ahead goal. "We had quite a few c hances, I think we outshot t hem 17 to 4. But they got the p enalty kick in the box. It w as a good call by the ref, I h ave no problem with it. We w ere just being aggressive." Brown said he's not too c oncerned about the game's s hot totals, since goals are t he important statistic in the l ong run. "They may have outshot u s, but we scored the winning g oal," he said. "Shots don't m atter to me as long as we s core goals. "We lost [Monday against L iberty] when we should h ave tied. But the girls came o ut well today. They were w ell organized. Everyone had a great game. It was a big, b ig, big win." Merlo said his team capt ain, Brittany Collison, had a n excellent game at center m id, as did senior Kylie Weber, also at center mid. "Our goalie, senior Sarah Thompson, faced quite a few shots and did a good job," Merlo said. "Overall, I liked the way we controlled the tempo of the game and I'm happy with the players but not the result. "These are fun games," he added. "They're rival teams and fun to play against. We can't wait to see them again when we play them at home." Sebring is scheduled to end the regular season in Lake Placid on January 13. "We had everything right, we just couldn't put away the shot," said Green Dragon captain Collison, a junior. "There was just the one push and that's not our fault. She did what she could to avoid it. "It just wasn't our night, I guess. We'll work on passing and getting the ball to our forwards more." Both teams were back in action Thursday as Sebring hosted Winter Haven in a district match, while the Green Dragons welcomed district rival Clewiston to Roger Scarborough Memorial Stadium. See Sunday's News-Sun for recaps of the action. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Nina Mercure, center, gets congratulations from Marissa Becker, #2, and Jordan Hinkle after her penalty-kick goal Tuesday night. The score would prove the margin of victory in Sebring's 1-0 win over Lake Placid. Sebring gaining confidence, Lady Dragons fight through rough stretch Baker would pick up 11 of his 13 before the half. Up 36-25 at the break, the Red Devil lead eroded fast in the third under the pressure of Frostproof's Jalen Johnson, who served up a respectable 21 points by the end of the night. Jalen's 11-point outburst would put the Bulldogs within one point for a 48-47 finish of the third. Avon Park's big man, Alonzo Robertson, would go to work inside and add 19 points to the tally while he worked the glass. But Frostproof would not go down easy, and it w as late in the fourth before t he Devils could clinch t he deal. "We began to execute o ur offense, made the ext ra pass and found the op en man," Clemons said of t he second half. "We also played sol id defense and when we d o that we're a good team ," Clemons said of the Devil s' forced turnovers late in t he game. The Devils pair o ff against another distri ct rival tonight a 7:30 p.m when they travel to Fo rt Meade. Continued from 1B AP picks up district win News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Alonzo Robertson powers inside for two of his team-high 19 points in Tuesday's win. Associated Press CANTON, Ohio The P ro Football Hall of Fame in O hio will embark on a $23.6 m illion expansion and renovation, the largest in its history. The project will be detailed at a news conference Friday at the hall in Canton. The renovation and expansion is scheduled for completion in 2013, the hall's 50th anniversary. It draws nearly 200,000 visitors yearly. The 2011 Hall of Fame class will be selected Feb. 5 and will be formally inducted on Aug. 6. Pro Football Hall of Fame ready to expand The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By ARNIE STAPLETON Associated PressENGLEWOOD, Colo. D enver Broncos rookie quart erback Tim Tebow is a pplauding Urban Meyer's d ecision to step down from h is job at the University of F lorida to focus on his famil y. Tebow, who wasn't in the locker room Wednesday during the 45-minute media access period, later released a statement through the team praising his college coach, whom he called a father figure. Tebow, who won a Heisman Trophy and two national titles with the Gators, said he respects Meyer's announcement that he's putting his family ahead of football, adding "We will both be Gators for the rest of our lives." Josh McDaniels, the man who stunningly selected Tebow in the first round of the NFLdraft, was fired by the Broncos on Monday. Meyer's resignation certainly leads to speculation about Meyer surfacing in Denver to coach Tebow, but neither Meyer nor the Broncos addressed that notion Wednesday. Tebow applauds Meyer's decision to step away


DearPharmacist: I heard you say that cooking with "vegetable oil" was your least favorite oil. It's all I've ever used. Why don't you like it, and what oils should we cook with? R.E. Austin, Texas Answer: I think Americans lack the right fats in their body, for example, a healthy balance of linolenic acid, omega 3, 6 and 9s. Balance is key so I recommend oils that are rich in nutrients known to advance our health. I'm not thrilled with yellow-colored lard alternatives to butter, you're better off with natural butter or ghee. Now here is my list of healthy oils: Flaxseed Packed with essential fatty acids, like linolenic acid and omegas, flax is known to reduce toxic forms of estrogen in the body, thereby reducing your risk of breast or prostate cancers. It has a subtle nutty flavor and high quality versions are "cold pressed" rather than heated. Bear in mind any "cold-pressed" oil should not be heated beyond the smoke point. Hemp seed oil A study showed it may relieve symptoms of eczema. Pressed from the seeds of legallygrown cannabis flowers, this gorgeous green oil does not impart psychoactive effects and in fact it has regenerative properties because it is an incredible source of vitamin E, gamma-linolenic acid and omega 3s. It helps heart, immune and digestive function. It tastes nutty and because it's cold-pressed, don't fry with it. Almond Refined almond oil is great for cooking purposes because of its relatively high smoke point meaning the oil can be heated without destroying too many nutrients or creating harmful compounds. Almonds are rich in vitamin E and D. Just incredible. Sunflower Low in saturated fats and rich in vitamin E, sunflower contains oleic acid, which increases a gut hormone called GLP-1. If you read my diabetes book, you'd know that this hormone makes you feel full faster so you're less likely to stuff your face. GLP-1 also increases insulin sensitivity and protects your pancreatic cells. Don't overheat. Avocado The best source of powerful antioxidants like glutathione and vitamins A, E and D. Use it in salads or apply it to your skin it helps eczema and psoriasis. Glutathione in avocados can clean out your digestive tract, especially your liver and pancreas. OK to heat. Coconut So many uses for this. It fights candida, helps digestion and tastes like coconuts. It may also chase away viruses. I often saute veggies with this, but it's great for cooking at higher temperatures. You can add to smoothies, apply a tad to dry elbows, heels or skin irritations. Grape seed One of my favorites because it has a mild taste and imparts stron g antioxidants. Great for your heart, it raises good HDLs and lowers bad LDLs. Olive oil Use only extra virgin, cold-pressed oils, which are high in essen tial fatty acids, and vitamins E and K. Olive oil can promote smooth digestion whil e protecting you from heart disease or circulation problems. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist' and Real Solutions.' Visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Maybe your body needs an oil change? Page 4BNews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010www.newssun.com LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Call for Our Weekly Specials.AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesdays 100% INVISIBLE100% amazing Largest American made hearing aid company The only 100% custom, invisible, digital and fully programmable hearing aid. 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Community Outreach events plannedAce Homecare commun ity outreach events for D ecember include: Monday 8 a.m., Health F air, Hammock Estates, H ammock Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support G roup, Crown Pointe A ssisted Living C ommunity, Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., H ealth Fair, Lakeside G ardens, RT621, Lake P lacid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, H eron's Landing, Heron's L anding Lane, Lake P lacid; 10 a.m., Health F air, Lake Placid Meal S ite, Interlake Boulevard, L ake Placid; and 1 p.m., H ealth Fair, Groves, b ehind Sebring Diner, U.S. 2 7, Sebring. Wednesday 8 a.m., D octor's Panel, Maranatha V illage, Arbuckle Creek R oad, Sebring. Thursday 10:30 a.m., C aregivers support group, B almoral Assisted Living F acility, 93 Balmoral R oad, RT621, Lake P lacid; 11:45 a.m., C aregiver training, B almoral Assisted Living F acility, 93 Balmoral R oad, RT621, Lake Placid Friday, Dec. 17 9 a.m., H ealth Fair, Avon Park M eal Site, Main Street, A von Park.Better Breathers Club meets Dec. 17SEBRING The A merican Lung A ssociation's Better B reathers Club is a Lung H ealth Support Club for a dults with lung disease, a nd their families and f riends. The club offers e ducational information on C OPD, chronic bronchitis, e mphysema, asthma, sleep a pnea, and other lung dise ases. Different speakers a re featured and each m eeting has a different t opic ranging from living w ith lung diseases, equipm ent use, managing and coping with your disease, and more. The next meeting is at noon Friday, Dec. 17 in Conference Room 3, upstairs at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring, on Sun 'N Lake Blvd. This month's speaker will be Dr. Luis Duharte, discussing winter time infections such as influenza, and how they relate to COPD. Ahealthy snack and beverage will be provided. For more information about the support group call Mike Napper at 4023450. Prostate Support Group meets todaySEBRING The Prostate Support Group for Prostate Cancer, BPH, and Prostatitis is meeting from 1-2 p.m. today at Primerica in Sebring. Dr. Stephanie L. Rapke, a radiation oncologist, will speak. Primerica (4208 Sebring Parkway) is east of Ruby Tuesday Restaurant on Sebring Parkway and is just west of Alligator Pack and Ship. Primerica is also directly north across Sebring Parkway from Homer's Restaurant. The group meets the second Friday of every month. E-mail Dr.Hennenfent@gmail.com or call 863-800-0039 for additional information.Low Vision Information GroupSEBRING The Low Vision Information Group, hosted by H.A.L.L.O., will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Groves at Victoria Park, 2010 Village Grove Blvd., (just south of Highlands Regional Medical Center, turn at the Sebring Diner). Guest speaker will be Niki Kissel, visual rehab therapist from the Lighthouse of Manasota. She will display all types of visual aid products that can enhance the skills for people living with problems of low or no vision. The products including talking items will be for sale also. For more information on the group, call HALLO at 385-1196; e-mail halloinc@embarqmail.com; or write H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872. The group will be meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. until March. Snapshots Special to the News-SunAVON PARK On Oct. 7, C omplete Family Medical C enter, Samaritan's Touch C are Center, and Pioneer M edical Center were named C enters for Diabetes E xcellence, and their clinic ians were awarded certificat ion as Diabetes Master C linicians by the Florida A cademy of Family P hysicians, in conjunction w ith the Heartland Rural H ealth Network Inc. (HRHN) f or their quality work in diab etes. Dr. Edward Shahady, f ounder and director of the D iabetes Master Clinician P rogram, and Kathy M acNeill, RN CDE, who f unctions as the associate d irector of the program for H RHN, presented certificates The Diabetes Master C linician Program was initiate d in 2003 by the Florida A cademy of Family P hysicians Foundation. The diabetes registry prod uce patient and practice r eport cards which revealed t hese three practices achieved well above the registry averages for many of the quality criteria, and had overall improvement of 10 percent or more in the measured areas. The newly certified Diabetes Master Clinicians include: Kendra Hall, DO; Luis Pena, MD; Edwin C. Pigman, MD; William J. Gill, PA-C; Lauren Canary, PA-C and Keith Coker, PA-C. The staff at the centers awarded certificates as Diabetes Master Clinician Associates were Susan Hall, RN; Angela Long, LPN; Angie Greene, Brianne Morrow, Francine Whitman, RN; Tamara Cruz, MA; Diana Furr, Tammy Hellein, MA; Tawnya Massey, MA; Sylvia Belmares, LPN; Heather Deuberry, LPN; Paula Hartley, LPN; April Lozano, and Tammy Brown. "We are truly excited to be part of this quality program, and are thrilled to work with clinicians who are committed to providing such quality care to their patients," said Kathy MacNeill, who was awarded the status of Diabetes Master Clinician Trainer by Shahady. Area medical offices become Centers for Diabetes Excellence


Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID T wenty-six graduated Nov. 2 f rom the fourth Coronary H eart Improvement Program ( CHIP) held in Lake Placid B etter Living Community C enter, eight of whom were a lumni from previous classes w ho wanted to reinforce and p ractice what they learned b efore. Tim Cook, chief e xecutive officer and presid ent of Florida Hospital H eartland Division, was the g uest speaker. Participants testified how t he program helped them l ower their cholesterol and t riglycerides and no longer n eeding their expensive medi cines. Others spoke of lowe ring their blood sugar, blood p ressure and weights and h ow they felt an increase in e nergy. Awards were given as foll ows: Globetrotter award m ost accumulated mileage d uring the five-week prog ram. Male Maximo B ecera, 199 miles; female S andra Becera, 179 miles. No B elly award most weight l oss. Male Maximo Becera, 1 4.9 pounds; female L ynette Lambert, 11.3 p ounds. No Yoke award m ost drop in total cholest erol. Male Ivan M aldonado, 22.8 percent; f emale Lynette Lambert, 29.6 percent. Sweet award most drop in blood sugar. Male Maximo Becera, 16.2 percent; female Mitchelle Jackson, 30.1 percent. Group achievement award total weight loss, 110.7 pounds; total mileage, 2,580.4 miles. The CHIPwas started in 2008 at the Better Living Community Center under the leadership of Dr. and Mrs. Antonio Roa. The course was developed by Dr. Hans Diehl with the philosophy that "Health is by choice, not by chance." This 56-hour course, lasting for five weeks, is for people who want to achieve a healthy lifestyle by incorporating dietary changes, good health principles such as getting a lot of fresh air, sunshine, exercise, rest and adequate hydration and trust in divine power. One can reduce or reverse many of the common diseases which plague our country today. The CHIPoptimal diet has basic guidelines for a lifestyle of good eating. The vegetarian diet has proven to bring about increased health and longevity to those willing to incorporate it in their lives. Each program begins and ends with health evaluation and screening which includes checking of weight, blood pressure, blood drawn for cholesterol and fasting blood sugar levels. Meals are prepared and demonstrations are given by Nanette Jacobe at the beginning of each class. Lectures on different health topics are presented on DVD by Diehl. Reading materials, cookbooks, handouts and workbook activities complement the program. Each lecture is a revelation of new ideas and scientific discoveries that prove that better choices equal better health. If you are interested in learning more about the CHIPprogram and future classes, please contact Dorie Roa at 441-2422. The next session will be in the fall 2011. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010Page 5B 4320 US 27 N. 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Page 6BNews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Children's Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service resumes in November at 6 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING Dec. 12, Third S unday in Advent Celebration, will b e led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox at t he early service with Holy E ucharist. Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. Christmas tree d ecorating and then Agape potluck s upper. This event is open to memb ers and non-members; everyone is w elcome to attend this fun event. Dec. 24 is the Christmas Eve C andlelight Service with Holy E ucharist at 7 p.m. Bible study on the book of R omans at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the f ellowship hall. The church is grateful to all the b usinesses and individuals who w ere so kind-hearted to donate f ood, money and paper products a nd volunteer hours of work to m ake the "Free Community T hanksgiving Dinner" a successful e vent. The church served approxim ately 365 meals. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "The Powerful F low of Your Life" (John 7:37-39) w ill be the message Sunday morni ng, presented by Minister Larry R oberts. The members of the Avon Park c hurch will go Christmas caroling o n Tuesday night. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 2 00 S. Forest Ave. Call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The Third Sunday in Advent Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled "New World New Life!" On Wednesday, Dec. 15 Midweek Advent Devotions begin at 6 p.m. with a soup and sandwich supper with evening prayer service at 7 p.m. The homily is titled "He Will Return!" The church is at 1320 County Road 64. Call 471-2663 or search the Internet for christlutheranavonpark.orgChristian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled "God the Preserver of Man." The keynote is from Nehemiah 9:6 "Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee." The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled "Revelation Through The Genuine Fast" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Sunday morning the Rev. George Miller will deliver the message based on Luke 1:4755. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The sermon title for Sunday morning is "John's Questioning of Jesus as the Christ," with Scripture found in Matthew 11:2-15.First Baptist ChurchAVON PARK Missionaries David and Martha Newton will speak at the mid-morning service. The Missions Banquet will be held in the fellowship hall starting at 5 p.m. Nursery is available for both services. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 453-6681 or e-mail infoAfbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday Pastor Darryl George will continue The Purity Series and will preach the sermon titled "God Manifested In The Flesh! The Virgin Mary" with regards to 1 Timothy 3:14-16. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, or e-mail placidlakes@hotmail.comFirst Christian ChurchAVON PARK The Christmas Cantata, "O Holy Night," will be at 10 a.m. Sunday. The choir will share the true meaning of Christmas through song. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church Web site is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Howard Lewis and Linda Correll. Communion will be served by Michael and Carol Graves, Chris Baker and Carol Chandler. Greeting the congregation will be Joe and Joyce Winstel. The Advent reading, "Wise Men Still Seek Him," will be presented by Gene Stutzman, Judi Stutzman, Todd Martin and Howard Woodward as they light the third Advent candle of the season. Noel and Juanita Roberts will work with children's church. Lighting the candles during the month of December will be Nina Kunsak. Sherry Kunsak will be with the children in the nursery. Come and listen to the choir as they bring the annual Christmas cantata, "Emmanuel, Celebrating Heaven's Child" arranged by Russell Mauldin. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.; phone number 385-0352.First Presbyterian Church A. R. P.AVON PARK On Sunday morning, the pastor's sermon is titled "One Put Aside" based on Isaiah 7:10-15. The third Sunday of Advent wi ll be observed with the choir singin g the first portion of the Advent son g "We Wait in Hope." Devin Gause will light three Advent candles, Lisa Gause will lead the reading o f the litany and Pat Marsh will be the candle lighting reader. The co ngregation will then join in the cho rus of "We Wait in Hope." The pastor will end this ceremony wit h a prayer. The choir's anthem will be "Ca ll Him Jesus" and special music wil l be provided by Ruth Mann, who will sing "Listen Here, Listen Here." Snapshots Continued on page 7B


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3149195, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women 's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Sunday school is available for a ll ages. Maxine Johnson, adult t eacher, continues the study of D avid in II Samuel chapter 7 in w hich God makes a promise to D avid. David wishes to keep God's p romises and put aside his personal a mbitions. Wendy Garcia teaches t he youth class and discusses i ssues of today and how the Bible i nstructs us. At 6 p.m. the choir will present t he cantata "Call Him Jesus." A r eception will follow in fellowship h all. The public is invited. On Tuesday the Session will m eet at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, B ible study will be led by the past or, who will continue the study of R evelation. Choir practice is at 6 :30 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 18, Pastor and M rs. Bob Johnson will hold an o pen house for members and f riends from 4-6 p.m. Call the c hurch for directions. The church is at 215 E. Circle S t. For more information, call the c hurch office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church, ARPSEBRING "Fear Not" is the title of Sunday morning's sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Monday the Session meeting is at 2 p.m. in the conference room. Deacons'meeting is at 4 p.m. in the conference room. Tuesday is the Dorcas Sewing Circle at 9:30 a.m. in fellowship hall. Youth Group Christmas party meet in fellowship hall at 4 p.m. to proceed to party occassion. Call the church office for more information. Wednesday is choir rehearsal at 5:30 p.m. in the adult classroom. Christmas banquet is 6:30 p.m. in fellowship hall. Reservations are required. Men's Prayer Breakfast is at 8 a.m. Thursday at Sandy's Restaurant (formerly Woody's).First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING This third Sunday of Advent, the Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message in the two traditional services and the contemporary service. The youth will provide the music. The United Methodist Women's Circles will meet Tuesday. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. the "Growing with God" family night continues in the Family Life Center. Listen live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the worship service. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the Web site at www.sebringfirstumc.com Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Sunday morning the Heartland Singers present "I'll Be Home for Christmas" at the Praise Service. Roland Bates will sing "And the Angel Called Him Jesus," George Kelly will sing "Born to Die," Mary VanHooreweghe and Flossi Moore will sing "Ordinary Baby," and Bailey Browning will sing "Away in the Manger." Hailey Sheirs will read "Christmas Time." Heartland Singers will sing "O Holy Night," "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "There's no Place Like Home for the Holidays." Scripture is from I Peter 3:7. Pastor Ted Moore's sermon will be "Investment Tips for the Family." Bible study on Sundays is from "I & II Peter and Jude," taught by Fran VanHooreweghe. Everyone is invited (doughnuts and coffee). The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Senior Pastor Fred Ball and Pastoral Assistant Claude Burnett will both preach the last in the Advent Series of Christmas Time and Emotional Health with a message titled "Just Say No" from Matthew 2:1-12. Claude Burnett will preach in the Heritage Service held in the Sanctuary with Pastor Fred in the New Song Service in Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. Speaking at the Celebration Worship Service in the Sanctuary will be Andrea Rojas-Dominguez, who is a director of Children's Programs in Puerta Viejo, Costa Rica. Rojas-Dominguez will share about the ongoing ministry and outreach she oversees there. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morn ing Bible lesson, "I Am Your God ," is taken from the 41st chapter of Isaiah. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday morning and evening services. Th e Wednesday evening service will b e praise, prayer and Bible study time.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the Third Sunday of Advent, the pastor's se rmon will be based on the 11th chapter of Matthew. The Worship assistant will be Bob Theil, the le ctor will be Joyce Warsack and the Communion assistant will be Ed Continued from page 6B Church News Continued on page 8B


Page 8BNews-SunFriday, December 10, 2010www.newssun.com M osser. The annual meeting i s at 9:05 a.m.; no Sunday s chool. At the mid-morning servi ce, Paul Willcox will be the W orship assistant, Sonia A ltman will be the C ommunion assistant, Penne M anar will be the lector and N icholas McGinnis will be t he acolyte. Coffee and fell owship will follow the servi ce in Burke Hall. The Busy Bodies will m eet at 9 a.m. in Burke Hall o n Monday to sew teddy b ears and quilts, the S tewardship meeting will be a t 10 a.m. on Tuesday and t he Church Council will m eet at 7 p.m. The Advent S ervices are at 11 a.m. and 7 p .m. (fragrance free) on W ednesday. The Joy G athering meets at 2 p.m. Thursday followed by choir rehearsal at 3:30 p.m.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING On Sunday morning, the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr. will continue the sermon series "ALifeGiving Christmas." Sunday's topic is "Joy" taken from Isaiah 35:1-10. The Men's Prayer and Fellowship Breakfast will meet at 7:45 a.m. in fellowship hall. Youth group meets Wednesday evening. On Thursday, the Over Eaters Anonymous will meet in the Educational Building.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday morning Pastor Keith Simmons will preach on "Sharing Christ's Joy." This is the Third Sunday of Advent. The Scripture will be on Hebrews 12:1-3. Sunday school will be led by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will study "I Am Your God." They will also look at the Scripture Isaiah 41:8-20. Children's Sunday school, "The Kids Zone," is also happening. There is also a nursery available. Don't forget "The Kids Zone" is also on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. after the meal.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING "Life's Greatest Challenge" will be Sunday morning's sermon given by the Rev. Barbara Laucks. The Scripture will be I Corinthians 13:1-13.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver's sermon title will be "Jesus'Royal, Messianic Birth." Jim and Jackie Angevine give the reading and light the candle for the third Sunday of Advent. Fellowship will follow the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum's message will center on the Third Sunday in Advent. Dec. 19 will be the Christmas program during the Worship service. On Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. there will be a candelight service. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 4716140; the pastor's cell is 214-6190. For church information and the pastor's messages go online to www.theway church. org. Continued from page 7A What do we really know of the miraculous birth we are celebrating on December 25th? The Bible contains only 145 verses found in Matthew and Luke to relate the entire story of this world-changing incident. At first glance, the events in these two gospels appear to be contradictory, but a closer look reveals the source of Matthew's version must have had a close relationship with Joseph, while the source of Luke's version must have had a close relationship with Mary. This belief is reinforced when Matthew traces Jesus'genealogy from King David through the line of Joseph, while Luke's version traces the genealogy through the line of Mary. From whom did Matthew obtain the personal details of his story? Some scholars believe Joseph had a brother, Alpheus. Mark 2:14 describes Matthew as the son of Alpheus. An indepth look at Matthew's story reveals facts Joseph would know: Mary and Joseph were betrothed, Mary was found to be with child, Joseph planned to send her away secretly, the angel appeared to Joseph, he awoke and took Mary as his wife, Jesus was born, the Eastern Magi visit the couple, an angel appears to Joseph who immediately takes his family to Egypt and the family returned to Nazareth The author of Luke was a doctor. From the personal details he writes, he must have known an eyewitness to the events or heard his stories directly from Mary. Who else would know the intimate facts of these events: Gabriel visited Zachariah announcing the birth of John the Baptist, Gabriel visited Mary, Mary hurried to visit Elizabeth, John the Baptist was born, Jesus was born, the shepherds visited the stable, Jesus was presented in the temple, and the family returned to Nazareth. Are these men writing about the same birth? None of the events or the timeline seems to coincide. What else can we learn by looking closely at the scripture in these two gospels? What happened those nine months of Mary's pregnancy? Luke provides the answer with some very personal details. He describes the minutest particulars of the story of John the Baptist. Next, he describes every fact, even the conversation, of Gabriel's salutation to Mary. Who would know Mary hurried to Judea where she encountered a glorious reunion with Elizabeth? Only Mary would know that a normally gentle-spirited Elizabeth exclaimed in a loud voice when her baby leaped in her womb. The words of Mary's beautiful song would only be known to her. Luke next tells of the betrothed couple going to Bethlehem to participate in the census. Didn't Matthew say Joseph awoke and took Mary as his wife but had no union with her until she gave birth? In Mary's view, the wedding ceremony would not be complete until she experi enced the union of man and woman on their wedding night. An anxious, soon-to-be mother would remember the frantic search for a room, the birth in the stable when all the animals were silent for a moment, wrapping the baby in swaddling cloths and laying him in the feeding trough of the animals. Sh e would remember the adoration of the shepherds who came to worship her son. From his contact, Luke knew Mary treasure d up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Next Luke gives a description of the events in the temple leading up to the Redemption Ceremon y. This ceremony was impor tant to Mary because it was the end of her purification period, and she and Joseph could now become husband and wife in ever y sense of the word. At the temple, Mary treasured the greeting fro m the prophetess, Anna, and the unnerving prophecy from Simeon who said "a sword will pierce your own soul too." From Luke's account, it appear s the family simply returne d to their own home in Nazareth. He doesn't mention the visit of the Magi or the escape to Egypt. The details of the Magi 's visit are only found in Matthew. This visit must have happened after the presentation in the temple Why? Because Mary and Joseph could only afford to offer the sacrifice of the poor, two turtle doves, fo r Jesus'redemption. If the Magi had presented the exquisite gifts before the presentation in the temple a proud, young mother would have purchased the unblemished lamb require d by Levitical law. The night of the Magi's visit, Joseph hurried his family to Egypt only seconds ahead of Herod's so ldiers as they stormed ove r the countryside slaughter ing all the male babies tw o years old and under. Why two and under? With the information obtained from the Magi, Herod knew when the star first appeared, but he couldn't determine the birth date o f the new king. At that time Jewish children nursed their mothers and were considered babies up to th e age of two. Therefore, to be certain, Herod ordered the death of all males con sidered to still be babies. At first glance, these two gospels may appear t o be contradictory, but whe n pieced together, they give one complete picture of t he entire birth beginning wit h the angel visiting Zechariah and ending wit h the family returning to their home in Nazareth approximately two years later. Join Mary's View next week for an in-depth look at Matthew's version of t he story. Mary Bailey is the author of Jesus My Son: Mary's Journal of Jesus' Early Life. For more information, visit www.jesusmyson.com. Mary's View: A fresh look at the Christmas Story RELIGION Guest Column Mary Bailey Church News First Presbyterian W omen's Ministries holds luncheonLAKE PLACID Round t ables beautifully decorated f illed Friendship Hall of the F irst Presbyterian Church in L ake Placid on Saturday, D ec. 4, as the Women's M inistries held their annual C hristmas Luncheon. The p rogram began with a W elcome from group P resident Wanda Issacs and a Devotion by Louise Pick, S piritual Life Chairman. R everend Drew Severance b lessed the outpouring of f ingerfood brought by the l adies in attendance. The Children's Choir, d irected by Joy TollC handler delighted the audie nce with several selections, i ncluding one which include d the newly formed child ren's Bell Choir. Barbara S cott read two Christmas s tories: "The Night Before C hristmas" and "Alabaster's S ong." Women's Ministries A wards were announced, w ith Zola Truitt receiving t he Life Membership, Wanda I ssacs the Love Gift and M anny Lopez the Partner in M inistry honor. Following t hat, officers for 2011 were i nstalled by Pastor Ray C ameron. They are: P resident Alayne Busch, V ice president Abby Lopez, S ecretary Maxine Bolyea, T reasurer Joan Powers, Asst. T reasurer Ginny Blackwell, P ublicity and Historian Jean P arrish. Circle leaders and C ause chairman were also i nstalled. ALove Offering was t aken for Medical Missions a nd donations to provide for g ifts to the Lake Placid N ursing Home residents. The n ext meeting of the Women's M inistries will be Thursday, J an. 20 at 10:30 a.m. with t he Board of Directors gathe ring at 9:30 a.m. at the c hurch, 117 N. Oak Ave.Puppet show at SDA ChurchAVON PARK Puppet C hristmas Musical "Super C hristmas" will be presented by the Puppets for Christ at Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1410 W. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. Cantata planned SundayAVON PARK First Presbyterian Church in Avon Park will present the cantata "Call Him Jesus" by Marty Parks at 6 p.m. on Sunday. This is a choral celebration of the truth that Christ's birth was much more than the birth of a tiny baby in an obscure village to an unassuming maiden. The 25-member choir will be directed by Wendy Garcia and accompanied by Cheryl Sanders at the piano. Narrators will be Nelson Crews and April Garcia. Soloists will be Margaret Phillips, Maxine Johnson, Bill Hawthorne and Gene McEndree. The church is located at 215 E. Circle St. For directions, call the church office at 453-3242.Primetimers hosting luncheonLAKE PLACID The Primetimers of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid will host a covered dish luncheon at noon Monday, Dec. 13, in fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and a friend. Wee Center Kids will be singing Christmas music and Bobbi Wolford will explain options on Medicare plans. Special music at LP NazareneLAKE PLACID The Church of the Nazarene in Lake Placid will present a special musical presentation at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited to hear the choir perform the cantata "O Holy Night." The church is located at 512 W. Interlake Blvd., just west of the Circle in Lake Placid. For more information, call 446-1339.St. John spaghetti dinner TuesdaySEBRING St. John's spaghetti dinner will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14 with serving times of 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Take-outs will be available and walk-ins are welcome. St. John United Methodist Church is located at 3214 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring.Celtic Christmas ConcertSEBRING Native Floridian Marcille Wallis will be in concert at St. John United Methodist Church to share the influence of her Southern Appalachian heritage, Christmas hymns, oldtime fiddle tunes plus a touch of bluegrass at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18. For information, call 3821736. Love Song' set at Maranatha BaptistSEBRING The choir and drama team of Maranatha Baptist Church will present the Christmas musical/drama, "Love Song" on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. The music is written by the beloved John W. Peterson and drama by Doug Brendel. Maranatha Baptist Church is in Maranatha Village located off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of State Road 17 North. Call 3824301 or 382-8594.Mini-musical planned at SunridgeSEBRING The adult choir of Sunridge Baptist Church will present a Christmas mini-musical "O Night Divine" at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, in the sanctuary located at 3704 Valerie Blvd. Although there is normally a church nursery open on Sunday mornings for children under the age of three, there will not be a church nursery open on this one Sunday morning so that nursery workers might be able to be present for the mini-musical. Relay for Life flea market plannedLAKE PLACID On Saturday, Jan. 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting a flea market to raise money for Relay for Life. Avendor may purchase a space for $5 to sell their wares. Rent as many as you need. Reserve your spot now by calling 465-2422 or e-mail at cherylm@memorialumc.com The church is located at 500 Kent Ave. Courtesy photo Native Floridian Marcille Wallis and Friends will perform a Celtic Christmas concert at St. John United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18. Snapshots Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun I saw on the news last night that The Simpsons" is the most popular, l ongest-running sitcom since its incept ion. With all of the sexual innuendo a nd total lack of respect for authority it p romotes, I was dumbfounded. How c an this be? Well, maybe I shouldn't be surprised. I n my 20s wife-swapping was popular a nd the attitude of the times was: "It's j ust a little harmless flirtation. What c an it hurt?" It was the age of enlighte nment. Masters and Johnson wrote t hat affairs were good for a marriage. T hat makes as much sense as being y our kids'buddy so they'll have a h ealthy self-esteem. I won't chase that r abbit today, but I will talk about the e ffects of flirting on a marriage. If you think flirting in the office, at t he bar, or online are harmless, please p ay attention. Think about how you captured your husband's heart in the first place. Most likely it was through flirtation. If you were able to entice your husband, what makes you think you won't entice the next guy you flirt with? Are you really willing to sabotage your marriage for the sake of boosting your ego? For the sake of feeling younger, more attractive? Trust me. Smiles and flirting will attract almost any man. There are some men, like my husband, who are determined not to let themselves be sidetracked by another woman. He keeps his guard up so he doesn't get blindsided. He has told me this. Flirting is never harmless when done with someone outside of your marriage. Even if you were fortunate enough to get by with it without hurting anyone, the Bible has two things I can think of right away to contradict that idea. Proverbs 6:27 says, "Can a man take fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned?" Proverbs 14:1 says, "Every wise woman builds her house; but the foolish plucks it down with her hands." Remember, too, that God knows every thought you think. He knows the intent of your heart. He can't be fooled or manipulated. He gave us rules to live by because He knows what's best for us and He knows what's coming down the road. Every action has a consequence. We earn the messes we make in our lives by our own decisions. We earn our own consequences. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com Don't worry! It's just some harmless flirting, right? The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay


By DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterMark Wahlberg and C hristian Bale's "The F ighter" is a punch-drunk t ale whose fitful ramble from J erry Springer-style family s eaminess to "Rocky"-like t riumph is elevated enorm ously by knockout performa nces. Less a boxing drama than a d rama with some boxing in i t, "The Fighter" turns Bale l oose in a supporting role that d ominates director David O. R ussell's film, much as Heath L edger's Joker took over The Dark Knight" from its h ero, Bale's Batman. Not that Wahlberg comes u p short in any way as reall ife boxer Micky Ward, who r ose from his blue-collar r oots and overcame ugly s quabbling with his relations t o earn a title shot in 2000, w hen he was in his mid-30s. Also a producer on the f ilm who trained for years to p lay Ward, Wahlberg is e xcellent. It's just that Bale is t ruly extraordinary as Ward's o lder half-brother, Dicky E klund, a flamboyant but s elf-destructive former boxer w ho trains his sibling to c limb to heights he never r eached himself as his life u nraveled amid crack addict ion. Gaunt, wiry, always movi ng, always talking, Bale c asts aside the stoicism of so m any of his roles and b ecomes a lovable wreck. W e've always known Bale c an play menacing and mean, a nd those qualities in Dicky a re always apparent. But B ale's Dicky also is a joyous f igure, hilarious, outrageous, b igheaded yet big-hearted, a s elf-centered man so sure of h is own worth that he's capab le of surprising generosity t oward others. As with Ledger's Joker, i t's the stuff that Academy A wards wins are made of. Written by Scott Silver, P aul Tamasy and Eric J ohnson, the film itself is a s trange stew, a raw, genuine p ortrait of working-class s tiffs one moment, a shrillb ordering-on-caricatured c omedy of family discord a nd vulgar people the next. Melissa Leo as Micky and D icky's bleach-blond, boozy, l ovingly domineering mother, A lice Ward, and Amy Adams a s Micky's steely girlfriend, C harlene, are terrific. But the filmmakers continually hurl Micky and Dicky's halfdozen sisters and half-sisters into the fray like a pack of harpies. They can be hysterically funny, fighting verbally and even physically with Charlene, the interloper threatening to yank Micky out of the matriarchy of their family circle. Yet their tabloid-TVbehavior is so obnoxiously at odds with the drama surrounding the main characters that the female siblings at times seem to be there more for cheap comic effect than anything else. Russell is skilled at mixing intense drama and humor, as he did on "Three Kings," which also co-starred Wahlberg. He seems to revel too much in the absurdities of Micky and Dicky's family here, though, and it leaves "The Fighter" a little wobbly on its dramatic legs. The boxing matches are fierce but mostly brief, Russell compacting long fights into a few choice skirmishes. The director presents a bruising, unsentimental closeup of ringside action, without the artistic flourishes of many boxing flicks. The film is at its best focusing on Micky, Dicky and Alice, the mom who managed both their careers and is flabbergasted when Micky strikes out on his own, declaring that his family has not only held him back, but also led him into danger in the ring. The split between halfbrothers provides fine drama, but the soul of "The Fighter" comes from the fierce affection and devotion these two wildly different men hold for each other even when estranged. Wahlberg's Micky is a quiet, disciplined, workmanlike boxer who keeps slogging on even as it seems his life and his chances are slipping away (and Wahlberg, with a physique simply ripped from his years of training, looks as though he belongs in the ring). Dicky is a tragic figure, a guy who had his shot, against Sugar Ray Leonard in the late 1970s, and can't stop reminding people of it. His downward spiral includes a prison term for a spate of crimes, and Bale wrings a remarkable range of emotion from the man hurt, resentment, shame, guilt even when Dicky is at his most blustering. Along with Leonard, who appears briefly as himself, Lowell, Mass., police officer Mickey O'Keefe, who helped train Ward, also plays himself, doing as well as any Hollywood character actor might while adding a nice touch of authenticity. Like Bale, Wahlberg, Adams and particularly Leo have strong Oscar prospects. Bale has talked about envying Ledger a bit on the set of "The Dark Knight," watching his co-star cut loose as the Joker while he had to remain rigid as the tightly wound Batman. Two years after Ledger's posthumous supporting-actor win at the Oscars, Bale might take home the same honor, for inhabiting a role with a different but equally ferocious sort of abandon. The holiday season is quickly approaching once again. Let's take a minute to ponder what comes to mind as we reflect on this special time of year. Do you think of Christmas trees all decorated with tinsel and candy canes, roasted marshmallows over a campfire, hot apple cider, gingerbread cookies, and the like? Every year I look forward to chatting with friends while enjoying flavored coffees at coffee shops in town, such as Barnies and Starbucks. For many of us, the holidays are more than a cup of coffee. Our schedules often clutter up with Christmas programs, church functions, parties, shopping, traveling, cooking, etc. In the midst of the extra busyness, we as believers should try to remember the birth of Jesus, keeping Him the center of all we do. As you stop to think about what all your holidays may entail, think about how you might have reacted in the past. Were you full of joy and peace during this wonderful time of year, or were you going through the motions of it all focusing on all that needed to be accomplished in such a short time? Furthermore, did you find yourself consumed with worry and anxiety due to the extra financial expenditures? My hope is that you will enjoy what the Lord has in store for you this season regardless of your circumstances by remembering to keep Christ first. God's word gives many inspiring passages that we can apply to our lives during this busy time of year Instead of worrying and fretting over the holidays, let's take time throughout the busy season to have holiday coffe e with Jesus. He can help us shift our focus from the things of this worl d, such as the poor conditions of the economy, lack of employment oppor tunities, and other poor conditions throughout the world that can pull us down and remember that He has it al l under control. "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted in the earth (Psalm 46:10, NKJV)!" As we take thes e times outs, we can also reflect on the fact that God cares about every little detail of our lives, and He hears us. "Therefore, hum ble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting your cares upon Him, for He cares fo r you" (I Peter 5:6, 7). In the middle of drinkin g your holiday coffee with Jesus, you can also take your concerns to Him. Jus t as we are to trust God to provide our needs through the year, we should also trust Him to give us what we need during the holiday season. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests b e made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesu s" (Phillipians 4:6, 7). I wish you the best Christmas season full of H is peace and joy. I pray that He will show His faithfulness to you during this spe cial time of year. 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I w ant no part of their wedd ing, nor do I even want to a ttend. Zak insists that I go a nd be "civil." Is my husband r ight? Should I swallow my f eelings and go to the wedd ing, or am I justified in sitt ing this one out? The "Black Sheep" InL aw DearB.S.I.L.: While I u nderstand your feelings, my a dvice is to go to the wedd ing and be civil. Don't do it f or Tom and his fiancee. Do i t for your husband. C onsidering the way your b rotherand sister-in-law-tob e appear to feel about you, y ou won't have to tolerate t heir company often, so count y our blessings. DearAbby: I had an affair w ith a married man for about n ine months. I broke it off after finally realizing it wasn't going anywhere and he was lying to me about his intentions. Part of me wants him to feel pain for his actions. I want to contact his spouse anonymously and tell him not to trust him. Most of my friends advise against this, while a few tell me to go ahead. What do you think? John in San Francisco DearJohn: Please do not represent yourself as an example of injured and outraged virtue "done wrong" by a married man. You knew he was married and you were a willing participant. If you insist on contacting your lover's spouse and causing pain, have the testicular fortitude to identify yourself. To do so anonymously would be cowardly. DearAbby: Acouple of years ago my son went away to school and met a girl from another state who had no family or friends here. "Celia" was adopted as a baby and didn't get along well with her adoptive family. When my son returned home, Celia came with him engaged. Our family accepted her into our home and our hearts. When their engagement was called off, because Celia had nowhere to go, she moved in with me and my husband. She continued to live with us until she met someone and they were married. She is close to my other kids, especially my two daughters. Celia recently gave birth to a baby boy. She refers to me as his grandma, which pleases me greatly. I have two other grandchildren whom I adore. My question is, how do I explain to people who ask, when I have the baby, who he is? When I say "my grandson," they ask me from which of my kids. That leads to a long, drawn-out explanation I don't always feel like making. Full of Love in Missouri DearFull of Love: Why not say, "My honorary grandson"? And if you are questioned further, add, "His mother is like a daughter to me." Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los An g eles, CA 90069. Husband protests against woman's wedding boycott Take time for holiday coffee with Jesus Come To The River Leslie Deese Dear Abby Co-star Bale rules in Wahlberg's Fighter' Movie Review The Fighter' Rating: R ( language throughout, drug content, violence and sexuality) Running time: 116 minutes Review: (of 4) Paramount Pictures Christian Bale stars as Dickie Eklund and Mark Wahlberg stars as 'Irish' Mickey Ward in The Fighter.'


LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Friday, December 10, 2010 What's the holiday season without the television specials? While Rankin and Bass may have cornered the market on stop-motion productions like "Rudolph," that never has stopped our favorite network shows from getting into the act. From "The Brady Bunch" to "The Simpsons," our boob tube favorites have come up with creative and entertaining holiday episodes, whether you celebrate Festivus or Chrismukkah. Here's a look at the 10 greatest TVChristmas episodes. Chicago Tribune "THE BRADYBUNCH" Mrs. Brady (Florence Henderson) loses her voice days before Christmas, imperiling her chance to sing solo at church. At the mall, little Cindy tells Santa she doesn't want any toys or games (unlike the greedy kid ahead of her in line). All she wants is for her mom to get her voice back. "THE WEST WING" White House communications director Toby Ziegler becomes obsessed with getting a proper burial for a homeless Korean War hero, who died on the streets in a coat Ziegler had given to Goodwill. He arranges a military funeral for him at Arlington National Cemetery, and when the president worries this might create a precedent, Ziegler replies, "I can only hope so." "SEINFELD" George's father, Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller), creates "a Festivus for the rest of us," an alternative to the commercialized tradition of Christmas. During Festivus, family and friends are allowed to air their grievances to one another, and they compete in showing off feats of strength. Instead of displaying a Christmas tree, there is a simple aluminum pole that stands undecorated. "THE O.C." Emo-boy Seth tries to get Ryan into the holiday spirit by celebrating "Chrismukkah," a combination of Hanukkah and Christmas that Seth created to honor the divergent religious beliefs of his parents. The strange-but-sweet holiday serves to help Ryan, Marissa and the rest of "The O.C." gang forget previous Christmases spent with squabbling families. It also involves some of the ugliest Christmas sweaters ever seen on the Fox network. "ANDYGRIFFITH SHOW" On Christmas Eve, town scrooge and store owner Ben Weaver demands Andy jail a local moonshiner, even if it means the poor sap is separated from his family. Andy tries to dissuade Ben, but he's a stubborn old coot. So Andy, ever wise, jails the whole family (conspirators) so they can spend Christmas together. At the jailhouse, the moonshiner's family, together with Andy, Aunt Bee, Barney and Opie, have a lovely holiday feast. Old Ben spies this through the window, and his grinch's heart grows three sizes. To join in, he gets himself arrested and brings a suitcase full of presents. Show ends with Ben snoozing, after finishing off a jug of that moonshine. "M*A*S*H" Sure, by this point the stalwart comedic drama had lasted three times longer than the actual Korean War and had long since lost most of its edge. But the Christmas episode "Death Takes a Holiday," written and directed by Mike Farrell (who played Trapper John replacement B.J. Honeycutt), was a good reminder of what the show could be with the right material. Father Mulcahy organizes a party for local orphans, and Winchester learns something about the season. But the central story finds Hawkeye, Honeycutt and Houlihan struggling to keep a gravely wounded soldier alive at least past midnight so his family won't forever associate the holiday with his loss. "THE HONEYMOONERS" One forgets how almost spartan it was in the Kramdens'tiny apartment. In a "Gift of the Magi"-inspired episode, Ralph hocks his new bowling ball to buy Alice a Napoleon orange juicer (you squeeze the oranges on the emperor's head and the juice squirts out his ears). For Ralph, Alice buys him a new bag for the bowling ball she knows he loves so much. "THE SIMPSONS" The family goes Christmas shopping, and Bart sneaks away to get a tattoo. He requests the word "Mother," but Marge interrupts the inking process at "Moth" and takes Bart to a tattooremoval clinic, where she spends the family's Christmas money. With the holiday in peril, Homer heads to the dog track, where he bets on an entrant named Santa's Little Helper. The dog finishes last, is abandoned by his owner and eventually follows Homer and Bart. When they return home, the family thinks Homer brought the dog as a gift and the holiday is saved. "MARYTYLER MOORE SHOW" As the episode begins, Mary is talking excitedly on the phone at her office desk lavishly decorated for the holidays planning her Christmas visit with her mother. Right afterward, however, boss Lou Grant informs her that she'll have to work on Christmas Day. Later, another colleague manipulates Mary into working for him on Christmas Eve too. Virtually alone in the building that night, Mary is frightened when someone calls and hangs up without speaking. She hears a bang and footsteps down the hall. She quickly calls friend Rhoda to say a murderer is approaching. Then she arms herself with a Santa figurine and prepares to throw it as the door bursts open to reveal Lou and colleagues Murray and Ted, arriving to whisk her off to a holiday celebration. "THE OFFICE" You not only had the guys'goofy trip to Benihana, you had Kelly singing karaoke to Ryan, Michael's plan to take Jan to an all-inclusive resort ("You know what that means!"), but you also had one of my favorite "Office" speeches ever Michael on "bros before hos": "Why? Because your bros are always there for you. They got your back after your ho rips your heart out, for no good reason. And you were nothing but great to your ho, and you told her that she was the only ho for you. And that she was better than all the other hos in the world. And then suddenly, she's not your ho no mo'."ILLUSTRATION BYJENNIFER PRITCHARD/MCT