The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 01-07-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The students in the Highlands County School District will soon face new options or for some, obstacles when it comes to eating lunch at school. After President Barack Obama's signature set The Healthy, HungerFree Kids Act of 2010 on Dec. 13, the entire school lunch program will soon be revised with hopes of stomping out childhood obesity and fighting hunger. The bill authorizes federal funding for meal and nutrition programs for children throughout the country. The goal of this bill, which is also pushed and backed heavily by First Lady Michelle Obama, is to provide students in all grade levels with better quality foods. The bill's main goal is to increase lowincome children's access to healthy foods. The bill authorizes $4.5 billion in new funding for the next 10 years and allows reauthorization for current child nutrition programs for the next five years. The act itself has no defined start date, but Congress should begin building standards and provisions within the new year. So how does this bill affect local government, children and families? Record set at Harder HallPAGE1BSleep key to kids' healthPAGE10BGrand opening for Somers Hospice House is Jan. 17PAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, January 7-8, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 3 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 66 40Complete Forecast PAGE 10A Mostly sunny and breezy Forecast Question: Are you an organ donor? Next question: Should the city of Sebring outlaw building chain link fences in front yards? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Marie Anderson Age 102, of Lake Placid Bertha Batterbee Age 81, of Avon Park Joseph Betty Age 67, of Sebring Theodore Biever Age 90, of Avon Park Ralph Burns Age 90, of Sebring Robert Hendry Age 83 Hargus Howard Age 90, of Sebring Frederica Singh Age 84, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 64.8% No 35.2% Total votes: 91 Classifieds8A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion3A Healthy Living4B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times9B Religion5B Sports On TV2B Index News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sixth graders eat lunch Tuesday at Sebring Middle School. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A new lunch item available to Sebring Middle School students is the grab-and-go station featuring pre-packaged meals that include a sandwich, chips, carrot sticks and a fruit cup. Photo by CHRISTOPHE R TUFFLE Y Denise Brooker, of the Brooker Fence Company, warns the council on Tuesday that prohibiting chain link fences in front yards puts a financial hardship on people. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Since midNovember, the Sebring City Council has been working on a new fence ordinance. The task turned out to be more difficult than council members expected. City Attorney Robert Swaine was asked to do several revisions before the ordinance finally came before the council for a vote at its regular meeting Tuesday. The trouble is in the details. Establishing height allowances set off a domino effect of questions. Could supporting posts and pillars be higher than the fence or wall? Should there be restrictions on the width of pillars and posts? Should urns or decorative sculpture on the top of walls or fences be included in the height measurements? How wide should entrance gates be? Could they be taller than the wall or fence? "Oh what a tangled web," council president John Clark said at one point. After animated debate and audience input, the council passed the Sebring takes step toward fence law Proposed ordinance would ban chain link in front yards Changing the menu New federal bill will affect cafeterias in Highlands County, slowly but surely See SCHOOL, page 7A See FENCE, page 7A www.facebook.com/newssun News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Avon Park Fire Department will soon have a new chief in charge. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK City council heard an update on the search for a new fire chief at its special meeting on Monday, but some questioned why there was not a promotion from within. "I have started advertising and we have received a few applications," City Manager Bruce Behrens explained to council. Council directed Behrens to begin the search after it was decided not to pursue a public safety director. Mayor Sharon Schuler said she has had calls from citizens wondering why Behrens was not selecting someone from within the department. Behrens explained that because of union requirements, budgeting and pay structures, he was taking the right course for the hiring process. "I have passed the information on to the captains within the department and I have encouraged them to apply and to make sure they have met the necessa ry requirements," Behrens said. Behrens added that after di scussing it with the departme nt leaders, there was a consens us that the city needed to adverti se this position externally. "That's why I have chos en that path," Behrens explained. "I have also established a ci tizens committee of Al Joe Hinso n and George Hall, and some ot hers. We will review the applic aAvon Park searches for next fire chief See AP, page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Gun shy from pa st experience with proposed Hard er Hall projects, the Sebring Ci ty Council was not enthusiastic wh en David Allen, who heads the Flori da Area Construction Co-op, cam e before it Tuesday night to ask for a 30-day exclusive negotiating perio d regarding a new proposal for the hi storic building. Council President John Clark sa id his main concern was that the city n ot be left with an ownership interest, or put on the hook financially. He didn 't want the city have to pay any mo re money toward Harder Hall, includin g attorney fees. "I don't want the taxpayer to g et dinged again," he said. Years ago, the city took out a $5 .5 million Section 108 Department of Housing and Urban Developme nt loan to make it easier to find a deve loper for Harder Hall. Work began, but the develop er went bankrupt. As the first lien hol der, the city foreclosed on the prope rty, but it has been obligated to pay t he HUD loan back ever since. Mike Eastman, the city's financi al director, told the News-Sun spea king in round figures that the ci ty makes an annual payment of $210,000 toward the $4.4 millio n principal still owed on the loan, an d quarterly payments of $22,00 0 toward the interest. In addition to the money involve d, Clark's other concern was the pr oposal itself. "Mr. Allen appears to be a ni ce gentleman, but what he presented as a proposal was only a weak outline ," Clark said in a telephone intervie w Thursday. "The Calibre Investme nt Group (the last developer to attemp t a Harder Hall project, in 2009) certai nly was more prepared and forma lized." Even so, Caliber had to back out of Clark leery of new Harder Hall proposal See HARDER, page 4A


Page 2ANews-SunFriday, January 7, 2011www.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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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center LP Chamber of Commerce Pageant Saturday LAKE PLACID T he Miss and Jr. Miss L ake Placid Chamber of C ommerce Pageant, w hich is sponsored by t he Greater Lake Placid C hamber of Commerce a nd TD Bank, is schedu led for 7 p.m. Saturday a t Lake Placid High S chool Commons. Tickets can be purc hased from all of the c ontestants or by cont acting Dawn Zahller at d awn.zahller@td.com or B rittany Phypers at h eartland3974@embarqm ail.com. LPPD offers CPR classLAKE PLACID D ue to heavy request, t he Lake Placid Police D epartment will have a C PR class at 8:30 a.m. S aturday. Details for regi stration are on the a gency's Web site at w ww.lppd.com. Highlands Social Dance Club features The SkylarksSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance C lub hosts Big Band b allroom dancing from 7 -9:30 p.m. today at 3 400 Sebring Parkway ( former Lion's clubh ouse). Dance the night away t o waltzes, cha-chas, f oxtrots, rumbas, jitterb ug and other favorites t o the eight-piece S kylarks Band. Admission is $5 for m embers and $7 for nonm embers. Appropriate d ress required. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m. For more information, c all 863-471-0559.Reflections hosts danceAVON PARK R eflections on Silver L ake will host a dance f eaturing Happy Days f rom 7:30-10:30 p.m. t oday. Tickets are $5 and o nly available at the d oor. Doors open at 6:45 p .m. Bring your own drinks a nd snacks; ice will be p rovided. For more i nformation, call 4525 037.Blood mobile heads out to LPLAKE PLACIDThe F lorida Blood CentersH ighlands blood mobile w ill be at Seacoast N ational Bank in Lake P lacid from 11:30 a.m. t o 4:30 p.m. today, and a t St. Francis of Assisi f rom 9 a.m. to 12:30 p .m. Sunday. Blood donors will r eceive a free movie t icket by mail. When you d onate blood you receive a mini physical that i ncludes a cholesterol c heck as well. There is no upper age l imit to donate blood. If y ou have questions on d onating blood, call 3824 499.Square Dance at ButtonwoodSEBRINGThere w ill be a square dance t his Friday, Jan. 7th from 7 :30 to 9:30 at B uttonwood Bay. Carl B rewer will be the c aller. Nelson and Jama Wakeman will assist w ith rounds and line d ancing. All levels of square d ancing will be called. Any questions call R oger McElfresh 6554 243 COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 6A Courtesy photos On Jan. 4, Dragon Pride' was alive and well as Lake Placid High School's Marching Band performed for newly elected Governor Rick Scott and the cheering crowds along Monroe Street (renamed Rick Scott Way for this memorable occasion) in Tallahassee. As a result of LPHS Principal Michael Haley's enthusiasm and support, the school's marching band had the privilege and honor of representing Lake Placid and Highlands County at the Governor's Inauguration Parade. Being part of this historical event was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of the band students, and a source of pride for their hometown. LPHSband marches in Inauguration Parade Special to the News-SunSEBRING Good Shepherd Hospice will hold the grand opening of its Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House and Resource Center at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. The event is free and open to the public. Highlands County Circuit Judge Peter F. Estrada will speak at the ceremony, and tours of the state-of-the-art facility will be available after the ribbon-cutting. "Good Shepherd Hospice has been planning for this day since the state approved our application in 2008," said Chris Bredbenner, Good Shepherd Hospice executive director. "We are proud that the Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House will offer patients in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties the ability to receive compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life care in a home-like setting." The free-standing, 16bed facility at 1110 Hammock Road in Sebring is specifically designed to address the requirements of patients facing complex end-of-life issues, such as pain management, symptom control and medical procedures. The hospice house features private rooms equipped with comfortable beds, sofa sleepers for family members, flatscreen TVs with cable access, a spacious common living room and private lanais. Other amenities include a commercial kitchen, a family laundry facility, a play area for children, a library with computer/Internet access and a spiritu al retreat room. The 33,60 0square-foot building is co nstructed in a Florida-crac ker style, with numero us windows to let in natur al light. In the near future, Goo d Shepherd Hospice w ill design and install a remem brance garden. "The state of Flori da does not require Goo d Shepherd Hospice to pr ovide hospice house care as a condition of our license ," Bredbenner said. "But our mission guid es us to provide outstandin g end-of-life care, and w e know that patients and the ir loved ones appreciate th at they can receive this sp ecialized care in seren e, uncomplicated surroun dings." In early January 201 0, Good Shepherd Hospi ce broke ground for the ho spice house. At the even t, company officia ls announced that the facili ty would be named the Bu d and Donna Somers Hospi ce House and Resour ce Center, in recognition of a significant donation ma de by Bud Somers in memo ry of his late wife, Donn a. Mrs. Somers received en dof-life care from Goo d Shepherd Hospice an d passed away in Septemb er 2009. Mr. Somers pass ed away in June 2010. "All of us with Goo d Shepherd Hospice a re excited about the openin g of the Somers Hospi ce House," added Beck y McIntyre, Good Shephe rd Hospice chief clinical of ficer. "We know that it 's Somers Hospice House set to open Jan. 27 See HOSPICE, page 7A The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. 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, Jan. 5, 2011: Ana Cristina Almonte, 48, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference expired driver license. Aaron Walter Wilson Armstrong, 27, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference battery and contempt of court reference failure to make child support payments. Robert Arthur Boney, 33, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, possession and or use of drug equipment, possession of marijuana. Kristin Nicole Bruno, 31, of Sebring, was charged with four counts of violation of conditional release reference sale of oxycodone opium delivery, possession of oxycodone with intent to sell/deliver, and trafficking in oxycodone. Esperanza Landero Castro, 26, of Arcadia, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. David Manuel Estevez, 32, of Sebring, was charged with trafficking opium or derivative, possession of opium or a derivative, and sell opium or derivative. Kyle Stephen Harris, 20, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Anthony Laquin Hendricks, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with two counts of battery. Kimberly Sue Johnson, 31, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment and possession of marijuana. Kevin Allen Lynn, 44, of Kissimmee, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment. Cathryn Annette Maughn, 35, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and cruelty toward a child. Jermaine Lamar Myers, 30, of Avon Park, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference writ of bodily attachment for child support. Angelo Lui Soler, 54, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of cocaine. Paulino Tapia-Sanchez, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Gisell Trespalacios, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with three counts of petit theft. Jennie Mae Willis, 47, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment. POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 4A


Transparency. The specific words "gove rnment transparency" was p laced on the list made by the c ommission as a specific g oal, and has been talked a bout by all of the officials at d ifferent times, but did not m ake the final cut. We applaud the efforts, and g oal setting, done by the c ommissioners, but the exact w ord "transparency" really s hould have been left on the l ist. Arguably, the exact phrase government transparency" w as replaced by what C hairperson Barbara Stewart c alled "public communicat ions." Removing the word transparency" was definitel y a mistake, especially since n o one in the public yet k nows exactly what "public c ommunications" means. T hat tag line for proposed p rojects does not have the w eight of the single word transparency." President Barack Obama p romoted the thought that g overnment needs to be more o pen and available, and used t he concept of "transparenc y." "My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government," he said. "We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in government." Putting all of the party politics aside for a moment, this was a great quote. It put forth the idea that our government may not have been as open with the public as it should have been, and it set the direction for the rank and file to do so. The quote from Obama was in a memorandum to all federal employees, and set the tone for federal government when dealing with the public and information. Newly elected Governor Rick Scott is quoted as saying "To make government more accountable, you have to have transparency." The News-Sun agrees with that statement entirely, and has the opinion that "transparency" should be the main theme of all government. Top to bottom. The word "transparency" carries a mental impact with it, and, in the case of Highlands County, it means that a free, unobstructed view of the exchange of information happening behind the glass walls on Commerce Street should be the norm, not the exception. That thought, or spirit if you will, translates into a clarity of intent when it comes to government actions. It should be included as the key to all basic decision making of every government official. If an error is to be made, make it on the side of informing the public, for if a decision has to be kept in the dark, is it the right decision to make? It comes down to having code enforcement books at the counter, and a smile when a taxpayer asks a question about government contracts. It means that employees no longer have to fear that they are not protecting a boss when a public records request is made, and makes efforts to protect information from public view an uncomfortable thing, something you could be held accountable for. It translates into trust. Please, replace the words "government transparency" into the goal setting plans for the upcoming year. Make it the top of every goals list of every government employee and every elected official. Clean the glass at the Government Center and let the sun shine in through the transparency and it will shine out eventually as "public communications." www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 7, 2011Page 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 Congress has promised to cut spending and I would like to make a few suggestions about where we can cut. Let us start with the small stuff and easy targets. First of all, no more naming days, weeks, months, buildings, roads or anything else. These signs and proclamations cost money and time. Congressional staffers have enough to do. All the commemorative days, weeks, and months named in the past can stay in place and any city, state, or organization that wants to proclaim a day in honor of their cause can do so with its own money. Second, no more federal funds for new parks, museum, monuments or other recreational facilities. We have enough and many are under-utilized. If localities think they need a new one, let them raise the money for it themselves or solicit corporate sponsorship. Keep the federal government out it. Third, no more federally funded studies. Ahalf a million here, a half a million there and pretty soon we are talking about real money. Much of the funding for studies was earmarked. Reviewing the earmarks for studies (aside from the absolutely unjustifiable ones), it was clear that many of them were directed toward various industries. Let the industries fund their own studies, they don't need this kind of corporate welfare. As for the other studies, the country has thousands of universities whose professors and students have to publish or die. They will do studies without government money. If a study is really important, the university or state will fund it. In addition, there are think tanks and non-governmental organizations which are always raising money to do studies. Fourth, sunset every spending project. Every dime should have to be reapproved. Fifth, cut redundant programs. There are literally thousand of programs funded by the federal government doing the same thing. Sixth, eliminate the Department of Education. Every state has a Department of Education and every local area its own school board. The Department of Education was created to improve education and since its creation achievement of students has decreased. Failure should not be rewarded with more funds. Seventh, really cut waste and fraud, particularly in Medicare and Medicaid. Computer programs that can zero in on patterns of fraud were offered free, but the Obama administration refused to accept them. Eighth, one way to save Medicare and Medicaid is institute co-pays for every procedure or prescription. Even if it is only a 1 percent of the total, it would make people remember that health care costs money. Ninth, no more omnibus spending bills. Afew dedicated members of Congress together with the TEAparties have succeeded in mak ing "earmarks" a dirty word What is needed now is to build on this victory by targeting omnibus spending bills those 2,000-page monsters that include every thing but the kitchen sink. The American people hav e come to recognize that earmarks are a form of legal bribery. The Congressional leaders of both parties brib e members of Congress to vo te for legislation that they know they shouldn't by offering sweeteners speci al deals for the Congressman' s district or state or campaign contributors. The special interests business, labor, or non-profits offer contribu tions (legal bribery) to Congressmen to add earmarks to legislation that favor their agendas. In som e cases Congressmen demand "pay to play" you can't g et an appointment to meet wit h the Congressman without contributing to his campaig n. The Congressmen bribe the voters to support them for multiple terms by promisin g that the longer they are in Congress the greater their ability to bring home the bacon. And in the past the voters have been stupid enough not to notice that they are being bribed with their own money. Finally, the America peo ple have awakened and demanded an end to the ear mark bribery scheme. But this is only a start; a more pernicious form of bribery is the omnibus bill. The leadership knows that, for example, there are Congressmen who are loath to vote against salaries for the military. These Congressmen don't want to have to face an opponent in the next election who can scream "My opponent vote d against paying our soldiers on the battlefield." So the leadership added all sorts o f things to the military appro priations bill that have noth ing to do with military appropriations, knowing th at were these items brought u p individually or as part of a bill that was relevant to the actual item, they would be defeated. Bills should be clean (no extraneous items) short, clear, and simple. There are those who would argue that if legislation was not packaged into omnibus bills, nothing wou ld get done. Maybe that would be a good thing. This is just a start, but w e can't listen to the cry babie s, they may have good causes but like good parents we have to know when to say no. We must stop adding to the federal deficit and we must do it now. Dale O'Leary of Avon Park is a writer and lecturer and author of "The Gender Agenda: Redefining Equality and One Man, One Woman." Where to cut federal spending From The Right Side Dale O'Leary EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 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, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated b y 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 o f the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. Transparency is more than a word, it is an idea C ounty commissioners took some extra time on Tuesday to review some of their goals for the upcomi ng year, but one of the items that was r emoved should always be a top priority o f any government who professes to repr esent their constituents. Heading in the right direction E ditor: In response to a letter by Glen O wens, Nov. 15, 2010, thank God for t hose with the wisdom to stand for w hat they believe. I agree with you 100 p ercent. I am thankful for the Tea Party that h as inspired many to rethink their s tand. I am so grateful that so far, our n ewly elected leadership is standing f irm on what they promised before b eing elected. Let us not forget the c ondition of this great country and how i t got like this. There no doubt will be sacrifices, w hich have to be made to overcome the t errible things that former leaders have a llowed. Let us never forget that our G od is still in control and He does tell u s in His word that we reap what we s ow. There will be consequences, but H e also tells us in II Chronicles 7:14 if w e will humble ourselves, pray, seek H is face and turn from our wicked w ays that He will hear from Heaven, f orgive our sins and heal our land. We certainly need His help. H owever, He does use His children to g et the job done. He tells us we are His w orkmen created in Christ Jesus to do g ood works. Paul said he died daily, n ot a physical death, but to those things h e wanted to do and live unto Christ. T hat is what a born again Christian d oes. He tells us that the very imaginat ion of man's heart is evil. Within ourselves, we can accomplish l ittle, but when we live for Him, He c an use us to accomplish great things f or His glory. He has all power in H eaven and on Earth. Through His s trength all things are possible. Praise G od for His love and compassion on us u nworthy creatures. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud SebringDeshpande is great with patients E ditor: Thank you Dr. Deshpande. I wanted t o take a few minutes to express my a ppreciation for your dedication as a p ediatrician. My son was recently ill f or more than 15 days with painful s tomach cramps. It was a stressful and a ggravating 15 days that his father and I struggled with what might be wrong w ith him. You were right there with us t hrough every step. Your calm demeanor helped keep us c alm and your confidence gave us conf idence. I am most appreciative for y our genuine caring of my son's health. Y ou asked me to call in each day to g ive an update on how he was doing, which I did. Not only did you review what I called in to tell you, but you also called me each evening on your own time to check on him and get any further updates. Almost like clock work, I knew you would be calling between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. each evening. I don't think there are many doctors that go to that great extent to care for their patients. You called me Christmas Eve to check and when I had to call the oncall doctor on Christmas day, you were available for her to speak with about my son. The morning after Christmas, on a Sunday, you called to check because you knew we had been in the emergency room the night before. I should mention, as well, that this isn't the first time you've done this. There have been other times in the past when you have called in the evenings or on the weekends to make sure everything is going well. And in speaking with others in the community, you have also done this for them. In fact, only days after my son was well, my godson was in your office. After tests, you felt it was best that he head over to All Children's Hospital. His parents took your advice. You talked them through every step. You gave them your cell phone number and asked them to keep you updated even through the night. At 1:15 a.m. you were on the phone with them and speaking with the ER doctor about their son. Days later, you are still calling to check on him. Impressive. It's the only word that comes to mind. I have many friends that use other pediatricians in this county. They've mentioned on more than one occasion that they often don't even see the doctor unless they specifically request to. Dr. Deshpande is always there and always remembers my kids and every kid in his office. Not just because he has a file in front of him, he just honestly remembers them. I'm very proud of myself for picking such an amazing pediatric office to care for my children. Each visit confirms further that decision. Heartland Pediatrics has a wonderful and competent staff. I highly recommend your office to all of my friends and anyone with children. Thank you Dr. D! Our family is truly thankful for you and your girls. Kelli Jackson SebringMany help make better days for youthEditor: Thanks to Highlands County community supporters and sponsors (businesses, individuals and organizations). Their caring and dedication has made many changes in the attitude and welfare of our underprivileged and at-risk youth. We feel very blessed to live in a community with such caring and passion for the less fortunate. May God continue to bless our community. Robert Saffold Florida Sportsman's Association Board of Directors Executive Secretary Bouquets


The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011: Valerie Jean Ames, 50, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court. Christina Marie Chadwick, 34, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference violation of probation for dog running at large. Troy Frank Dilanna, 22, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference possession of prescribed drug without prescription and use and or possession of drug paraphernalia. Nicholas Shawn Finigan, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of amphetamine with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, possession of marijuana, possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of hallucinogen with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver. Rosalia Theresa Garcia, 22, of Okeechobee, was charged with violation of probation reference burglary of unoccupied structure/conveyance. James Edward McGahee, 29, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference producing marijuana. Kyle Christopher Pena, 18, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing, property damage/criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft and burglary/impair dwelling. Michael Jerome Pough, 40, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference failure to register as sex offender. Marie Franklin Tomlin, 34, of Avon Park, was charged with DUI. Juan Carlos Vazquez, 26, of Tulsa, Okla., was charged with failure to appear reference no valid driver license. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, January 7, 2011www.newssun.com SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. 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Model trains on display at Lakeshore Mall Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER i mportant for hospice p atients to have loved ones n earby. They will now have t he opportunity to receive c are, specific to their unique n eeds, in a tranquil atmosp here, close to home." McIntyre said that many p eople in the community h ave stepped up to back the p roject, and she acknowle dged the late Jim McCollum a s a visionary, long-time supp orter. He recognized the b enefits of a local hospice h ouse, and his strong advocac y for building a Highlands C ounty facility helped educ ate area residents to its i mportance as a community r esource. The Bud and Donna S omers Hospice House and R esource Center will also be home base" for the two i nterdisciplinary teams that p rovide care in patients' h omes. Along with office s pace, the resource center w ill have room for staff m eetings, volunteer training a nd grief support groups. Architecture Inc. designed t he Somers Hospice House, S tevens Construction is the g eneral contractor for the p roject and many local comp anies have provided subcont ractor services. Continued from page 2A Hospice House set for grand opening the project because HUD rejected its loan application. HUD told Calibre, which was planning an assisted living complex, there wasn't enough need for the beds. Anew facility of this type would likely only take beds away from other facilities. So, from Clark's point of view ,the project was just too fuzzy, and the city's financial liability too much at risk. Allen comes from a different perspective. His organization's focus is on the building contractor's side of the equation. Allen's main goal is to bring construction jobs back into the county. He finds and matches projects and developers. "This is a contractor-driven project versus developer driven," he said Thursday. "Normally, it's the other way around. We go after developers to spearhead projects. Our deal is the work. We need the city as much as we need the developer." Once a developer commits to a project the co-op finds the local labor and helps negotiate contracts between them. In this case, Allen said he would be working through the Highlands Builders Association to ensure local contractors were used. Responding to the opposition to the presentation itself, Allen said, "I was asked to submit a concept, not a proposal and to do it in letter form. What we wanted was to put something together during the 30-day negotiation." It was one of the interested developers who asked for exclusivity, so he wouldn't have to worry about the city selling the building out from under him, Allen said. In his concept letter to the city, Allen wrote "In no case will we be asking the city to make any financial sacrifices. As soon as we receive word ... on the financial feasibility and have achieved acceptable repayment terms from HUD and the state ... we will begin payment of the 108 prior to closing. "Our plans call f or financing the project wi th financing from the Feder al Housing Administratio n, Section 108, and the sale of Historic Tax Credits." The key to whole projec t, Allen said, is creating t he necessary cash flow for su ccess. In terms of the projec t's viability Allen said, "Th is time around, the plan is to divide the Harder Hall pro perty into two sections." First will come 80 ind ependent living unit s, because there has been a measured demand for them The developer would wa it and decide how to ma ke best use of the remainin g portions as economic tren ds evolved. Continued from page 1A Harder Hall proposal draws questions News-Sun file pho to Harder Hall has been a drain on the city of Sebring's finances for several years. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


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Marie AndersonMarie Hager Anderson, 1 02, of Lake Placid died Dec. 3 1, 2010. Upon moving to L ake Placid, she was a t eacher until she retired. She w as one of the founders of t he Friends of the Lake P lacid Library. The gardens t here are named in her honor. She is survived by a host o f nieces and nephews. Amemorial service will be h eld Wednesday at St. F rancis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch in Lake Placid. In l ieu of flowers the family r equests donations be made t o the Lake Placid Library.Bertha BatterbeeBertha May Batterbee, 81, o f Avon Park died Dec. 30, 2 010. Born in Lansing, M ich., she was a switchboard o perator, and a member of H ighlands Community C hurch. She is survived by her child ren, Sue Hinkley, Mike B atterbee and Dennis B atterbee; sister, Lois N oaker; eight grandchildren a nd nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held f rom 10-11 a.m. today with a f uneral service beginning at 1 1 a.m. in the Highlands C ommunity Church, Sebring, w ith Rev. Bruce Linhart and R ev. Mark Batterbee officiati ng. Burial will follow in L akeview Memorial Gardens. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com.Joseph BettyJoseph L. Betty, 67, of Sebring died Jan. 4, 2011. Born in Billerica, Mass., he moved to Sebring in 2004. He was a jet engine mechanic for the nilitary. He was honorably discharged from both the U.S. Air Force having served in Italy, Japan, and Viet Nam and the New York Air National Guard, having served at the 106th Air Rescue Group in Long Island, N.Y. After retirement he worked in small home renovations. He was a member of the Tanglewood Community Church. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol Lynn; a daughter, Melanie Hunt; a son, Joel; sisters, Janie Simoneau and Cindy Stewart-Stealy; and one granddaughter. Amemorial service with Military Honors will be held at 4 p.m. today at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with the Rev. Ken Thoreson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tanglewood Veteran's Club.Theodore BieverTheodore "Ted" N. Biever, 90, of Avon Park died Jan. 2, 2011. Born in Chicago, he moved to Avon Park in the late 1970s. He was in sales with gasoline and oil. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, receiving the Air Medal, Purple Heart, POW, European-AfricanMiddle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and three Overseas Bars. He was an Army Air Corps POW. He is survived by his wife, Emma P.; children, Bonnie Herrli, Ted Biever, Barbara Reilly and Patti Pace; stepdaughter, Joyce Kelly; brother, Bob; 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Grace Cathlic Church with Father Nick McLoughlin officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Donations will be accepted in his name by American Legion Post 69, 301 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL33825. Arrangements by Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park.Ralph BurnsRalph O. Burns, 90, of Sebring died Jan. 5, 2011. He pastured churches in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. He authored two small books, one regarding his tours of the Holy Land and the second, "Basic Bible Truths for New Converts." He was a faithful member of Southside Baptist Church. He leaves behind his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Sharon Ross and Cherith Simmer; son, Dennis; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. today at Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Southside Baptist Church with services to follow at 2 p.m. Private family burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Memorials are requested to Southside Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.co m .Hargus HowardHargus Howard, 90, of Sebring died Jan. 5, 2011. Born in Salyersville, Ky., he had been a winter resident of Sebring since 2000 and a permanent resident since 2007. He was a farmer and was a member and assistant pastor at the Church of God in Silver Lake, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Hattie; daughters, Carolyn Lister, Bonnie Mettler and Mary Trout; son, Ralph; 15 grandchildren and 22 greatgrandchildren. Visitation with family and friends was held Jan. 6 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Ind. Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society in Mr. Howard's memory. Local arrangements were entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.Frederica SinghFrederica Singh, 84, of Avon Park died Dec. 22, 2010. Born in Clarendon, Jamaica she moved to Avon Park more than 30 years ago. She was a homemaker, and a member of Crossroads Community Church. She is survived by her ch ildren, Alena Holness, Yvon ne Singh, Faye Ward, Elis ha Singh, Pam Pratt and Kis ha Singh; one brother, 13 gran dchildren and 13 great-gran dchildren. Visitation will be from 5 -8 p.m. today at Crossroa ds Community Church wi th Rev. John Dumas officiatin g. Afuneral service will be he ld at 11 a.m. Saturday at t he Victory Tabernacle Chur ch with Pastor Wayne William s officiating. Burial will follo w in Bougainvillea Cemeter y. Memorial contributions m ay be made to the Elisha Lega cy Scholarship Fund, 507 Hoo d St., Avon Park, FL3382 5. Stephenson-Nelson Funer al Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangement s. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonne lsonfh.com. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, January 7, 2011www.newssun.com HarveyWhen Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy. This merry comedy by Mary Chase has become one of the most popular ever produced. Sponsored by Eye Specialists of Mid-FloridaOpens January 14th and runs through January 30thTickets on sale now at the box of“ce 10 AM … 2 PM 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org. Presents FIRST NIGHTERS PERFORMANCE JAN. 12TH Robert Lee Hendry, 83, died January 4,2011. He was born March 28, 1927 to parents Bessie Phillips Hendry and W illiam Frank Hendry. Bob joined the U.S. Navy and was assigned to an aircraft carrier, the USS Randolph. Bob also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Wa r. He retired from the Post Of fice and then worked for the Highlands County Sheriffs o ffice for most of five years. He is predeceased by wife, Imogene; son, Robert, J r.; brothers, Howard & Billy; and grandson, Lance Pierce. He is survived by son, James Earl; daughter, Debra Ann Pierce; grandchildren, Ryan Swartzendruber,A yla Pierce & Leah Marie Hendry; great-grandchildren, Kylie, T eagan and Lara Swartzendruber. Burial to take place at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Grif fith-Cline Funeral Home.ROBERT LEE HENDRY OBITUARIES Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Highlands County Moose L odge 2494 will have k araoke by Mega Soundz t oday. The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host music by Lora P atton from 5-8 p.m. today. K araoke by Peg and Perry f rom 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Call 4 52-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host Texas H old-em at 2 p.m. today. L adies'Auxiliary Prostate C ancer Fundraiser dinner is a t 5:30 p.m. Music by L.T. B ingo will be at 2 p.m. with e arly bird at 1:30 p.m. S aturday. Call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose L odge 2374 will host k araoke with Fireman from 6 -10 p.m. Music by Big F reddie from 6-10 p.m. S aturday. Call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks L odge 2661 will host music w ith Chrissy Harriman t oday. Call 465-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge w ill have music by Loose C hange from 7-11 p.m. t oday. Music by Todd Allen f rom 7-11 p.m. Saturday. C all 655-3920. AmVets Post 21, along w ith 40 & 8, will serve b reakfast for a $5 donation a t the AmVets Post, 2029 U .S. 27 South from 9-11 a .m. Saturday. Tickets availa ble at the post.Christ Lutheran Church plans fly-in breakfastAVON PARK AFly-in B reakfast served by Christ L utheran Church will be this S aturday. Fly, drive or walk i n to Avon Park Executive A irport from 8-11 a.m. Full b reakfast, casseroles and s ticky buns, all for a $5 d onation. These breakfasts are held o n the first Saturday of e very month from September t hrough May.Sebring Hills plan pancake breakfastSEBRING There will b e a pancake breakfast on S aturday at the Sebring Hills C lubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., f rom 8-10 a.m. All the panc akes, sausage, orange juice, c offee or tea you want for o nly $3 members and $3.50 n on-members. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS


By BILLKACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. R ick Scott named a developm ent company executive as F lorida's next planning chief W ednesday and brought Kurt B rowning out of retirement t o again serve as secretary of s tate. Scott also announced that M ichelle Rhee, known for f iring teachers who got poor a ppraisals when she headed W ashington, D.C.'s school s ystem, will continue as his i nformal education adviser. Aday after taking office, t he new Republican governor a ppointed Billy Buzzett as s ecretary of the Department o f Community Affairs. He c omes from The St. Joe C ompany, one of Florida's l argest private landowners, w here he was vice president o f strategic planning. Buzzett's appointment pred ictably won applause from t he business sector, but it also d rew praise from an environm ental leader. "That's actually a good t hing," said Audubon of F lorida executive director E ric Draper. "I've walked the w oods with him. I know he h as a personal feeling for the specialness of Florida's environment." Buzzett's marching orders include advising Scott on how to align the planning agency's functions with those of other state agencies. Scott noted in a news release that Buzzett served on a transition team that recommended merging Community Affairs with the departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection. It's an idea environmentalists oppose because they fear it would dilute protection of Florida's natural resources, but Draper predicted it would be a nonstarter in the Legislature. ordinance on first reading by a vote of 3-1, with Margie Rhoades opposing. Being the first hearing means the ordinance comes before the council again for further debate and a second vote before becoming law. In the past, setbacks have been varied, not standardized. To simplify this, the ordinance makes the front plane of the house the base line for all measurements. The front plane is defined as a straight line beginning at a point on one side lot line, extending through the wall of the living area of the house closest to the front lot line, to a point on the opposite side lot line. Garage walls or accessory structures, attached or not, cannot be used to extend the front plane of the house closer to the front lot line. Fences, up to a maximum of height of 4 feet, may be located between the front plane of the house and the front lot line. If the fence or wall is set back from the front property line by at least 25 feet, the fence or wall can be a maximum of 6 feet in height; if set back 50 feet from the front lot line, a fence or wall may be up to 8 feet in height. Provisions set maximum heights and widths for pillars and posts, as well as how far apart they must be set. Gates are also addressed. Set back 25 feet from the front lot line, gates may be up to 10 feet tall, "so long as the combined width of the support structures and gate are no more than 25 percent of the overall width of the front lot line." Eight-foot walls or fences will be allowed along the lot line that separates residential from non-residential property. Walls must be stuccoed, textured or painted on both sides. One of the more controversial provisions of the ordinance bans chain link fences in front yards. They will only be allowed from the front plane of the house to the rear lot line, and may not exceed 4 feet in height. The chain link must be at least 12-gauge wire. By a vote of 4-1, however, the city's Planning and Zoning Board, at its Dec. 14 meeting, disagreed with the council on this issue. It recommended allowing front yard chain link fences, provided they didn't exceed 4 feet in height and were constructed of 12-gauge wire. Two members of the audience also disagreed with the council, both citing financial and choice issues. After acknowledging she builds fences for a living, Denise Brooker, of Brooker Fence Company, pointed out that fancy walls and fences are fine for those with money, but out of the reach of those who earn the Highlands County average wage or are on a fixed income. Chain link fences cost just over $5 per foot, while more decorative fences can be $20 per foot, she said. Ayoung family with children or an elderly couple with a dog should have the ability to provide affordable security for their yards, she said. During the meeting Mayor George Hensley, in favor of the ordinance as written, but without a vote, said, "Some (chain link fences) look despicable." In a telephone interview Wednesday, Brook er answered, "That's an iss ue for code enforcement." Brooker did congratula te the council for setting o ut new rules for determinin g setbacks. "Establishing the fro nt plane of the house is wonde rful," she said, adding th at earlier set back regulatio ns were often confusing and d ifficult to meet. Gingerlee Mitchelllind o, who is in the midst of a di spute with the city regardin g her house's wall, spoke to t he point of freedom of expre ssion. "It's about freedom of p rivate ownership, equality an d affordability," she said. "W e want the right to make o ur own choices. We don't wa nt to be regulated out of o ur homes." The ordinance will com e up for its second reading at the council's regular meetin g at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1 8. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 7, 2011Page 7A LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 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 401 West Interlake Blvd. € Lake Placid, FL 33852(863) 465-1725 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 M any parents and faculty m embers are already in an u proar about provisions a gainst school fundraisers, s uch as bake sales, that b ring revenue for student o rganizations, but are now b eing regulated under the n ew bill. Lunch rooms in the H ighlands County School D istrict will be much diff erent than they appear n ow, swapping out foods s uch as pasta and breads w ith their whole wheat and w hole grain counterparts. T hese things may not go o ver so well with hungry s ixth-graders used to graba nd-go types of lunches. "I just don't see them e ating it (whole wheat p asta). Not unless we disg uise it really well," said J odie Kimball, cafeteria m anager at Sebring Middle S chool. The SMS cafeteria was f illed with energetic sixthg raders finishing up their b aked chicken, potatoes, a nd green beans a little a fter 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Kimball explained that t his generation's students h ave a much larger variety o f foods to choose from and t hey all are healthy and n utritious. "This is the grab-and-go b ar. It's a cold bar. They c an get what they want here and go if they don't want the hot meals," Kimball said, explaining each of the items on the bar. The "grab-and-go" bar consisted of three different types of sub-sandwiches (turkey, ham, and peanut butter and jelly) as well a chef salad. Each of the sandwich containers included fruit and a small bag of chips. Of course, there are students who always want the traditional adolescent foods that not even some adults can resist. "Fridays are the kids' favorite days. We serve chicken tenders and pizza," Kimball said with a laugh. It's no secret that middle schoolers could eat those two items every day, but what does that mean when the Obama bill kicks in? The Hunger Free Kids Act plans to regulate a multitude of students'diets not just in the cafeteria, but at the vending machines and the traditional bake sales. Will Fridays become the dreaded whole wheat pasta and cauliflower day like sample menus portray, or will school districts be able to determine just how much of the $4.5 billion act will affect their individual communities? For now, the first week of school after the holidays allows students to choose from a variety of lunch items and students can still sell fudge brownies at a bake sale to raise money. But as time presses on, cafeteria managers, students, and parents all will see numerous changes to lunch menus and food regulations throughout the country. "Not many students bring lunches to school," Kimball said. "But I guess we will see a lot more students start to once this happens. Everyone here eats; none of our kids are going home hungry. That is what is most important." Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Fence ordinance would ban new chain link in Sebring front yards News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Sebring homeowner Ginger Mitchelllindo appears before the Sebring City Council during its debate on a new fence ordinance. She said, We want the right to make our own choices.' Scott names planning chief, several other positions News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A group of sixth grade boys share a laugh Tuesday during lunch at Sebring Middle School. School menus will change t ions and make suggestions to the council f or the top five or so. Afriend of mine who i s a fire chief in Orange County has also a greed to consult on this at no charge," B ehrens said. Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray asked why t here were no women on the selection comm ittee. "You have all men on that committee, h ave you considered any women," Gray a sked. "Well, there is Assistant City Manager M aria Sutherland," Behrens said. "I took it a s a given that she would be included in e verything like this. She is involved in e very decision in case something happens." Captain David Cloud has been acting fire c hief for just over a year. He replaced Captain Steve Marquart, who served as acting chief for close to a year as well after Terry Feickert retired as chief in 2008. The advertisement for the position calls for a certified Firefighter II and Fire Officer I required as prescribed by Florida State Bureau of Fire Standards with a minimum 10 years experience in fire suppression and at least five years in a managerial/supervisory capacity equivalent to the rank of lieutenant or two years as a captain or above. The salary will be comparable to similar positions with the same qualifications, and the position will be open until filled. An application and full job description is available at the City of Avon Park, 110 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL33825 or can be obtained on the city's Web site at www.avonpark.cc. Continued from page 1A AP fire chief search under way Associated PressTARPON SPRINGS A utopsies on an elderly c ouple found in a burning h ome revealed they were m urdered. The Pinellas County M edical Examiner's office r eported Wednesday that the victims did not show signs of smoke inhalation, meaning they were dead before Tuesday morning's fire. Flora Georgiou would have turned 79 on Wednesday. She and her 83year-old husband, Steve, were found on the floor of their one-story home about 6 a.m. Tuesday. Police say they are pursuing leads in the case and looking for possible witnesses. The state fire marshal's office has not released the cause of the fire. Tarpon Springs couple died before house burned


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Swaine Swaine & Harris, P.A. 425 South Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 City Attorney January 7, 2011 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the County County Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, on the 29th day of September, 2010, in the cause wherein AUTO OWNERS INSURANCE COMPANY, is Plaintiff, and KENNETH R. WACASTER, and PATRICIA WACASTER, are Defendants, being Case No. 2008-SC-000606 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida,have levied upon all of the Defendant, PATRICIA WACASTER's right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: Blue 2001 Lincoln Navigator 4 Dr Wagon Sport VIN Number: 5LMFU28R11LJ08374 and on the 18th day of January, 2011 at Duck's Body Shop, 1153 Hawthorne Drive, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, PATRICIA WACASTER's, right, title and interest in aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, December 14, 2010 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Kevin Awbrey Deputy Kevin Awbrey DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. December 17, 24, 31, 2010; January 7, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION: JANUARY 28, 2011 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING: 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1997 FORD 1FTDX0725VKC93457 1998 FORD 2FMDA5144WBB33246 January 7, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 01/27/11 at 9:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. J730 Andrews, III, Charles E. HOUSEHOLD GOODS C227 Beeman, Tina HOUSEHOLD GOODS C231 Bracht, Pauline HOUSEHOLD GOODS F419 Gonzales, Phillip Alan HOUSEHOLD GOODS I645 Henricks, Janice B. HOUSEHOLD GOODS A168 Kurtz, William Edward HOUSEHOLD GOODS A170 Silverman, Jeffrey HOUSEHOLD GOODS Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863)386-0880 January 7, 14, 2011 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, JANUARY 21st, 2011, 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 # 12-19-33 January 7, 14, 2011 proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, 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 9th day of November, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 31, 2010; January 7, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 09000637GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MIRIAM PANTOJA; PABLO PANTOJA; 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 8th day of November, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000367GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, is the Plaintiff and MIRIAM PANTOJA; PABLO PANTOJA; UNKNOWN TENANTS(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 9th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, OF HEIRING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 27, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-496 IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALD JOSEPH MUSIAL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GERALD JOSEPH MUSIAL, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., 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 served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 7, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Yvonne M. Kita 808 Cedar St., Riverston, NJ 08077-1727 Attorneys for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL. 33870 (863) 385-0112 /s/ Jane M. Hancock JANE M. HANCOCK Florida Bar Number 341002 January 7, 14, 2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 31, 2010; January 7, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000273 HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1 Plaintiff, vs. MARIAN GRASS; FRANCISCO GRASS; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated December 22, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff and MARIAN GRASS are defendant(s), 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 AT 11:00 A.M., January 19, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 41.21. FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QURTER AND THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OFTHE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LING WEST OF SSTATE ROADNO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANG E 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 110.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE EAST 110.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET;T HENCE WEST 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, 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. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 23rd day of December, 2010. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 30th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette Daff As Deputy Clerk January 7, 14, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000895 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plantiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE S. HAYLETT, DECEASED, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE S. HAYLETT, DECEASED Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 16 AND 17, BLOCK 28, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION P, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before February 7, 2011 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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 you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the total cash value of assets in the estate are $12,687.00. The names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name & Address DONALD R. NEAL and ELLA M. RITCHIE, Co-Trustees of THE NEAL FAMILY TRUST under agreement dated 10/30/2002 16390 Waynesfield Road Waynesfield, OH 45896 Description A portion of the North 400 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 34 South, Range 29 East, LESS State Road 17 Right-of-Way, Highlands County, Florida Also known as Lot 1, in Block 2, of HARRY LEE'S TRAILER VILLAGE LAKEMONT, Highlands County, Florida, unrecorded. Together with a 1960 VENTO Mobile Home, Title No. 44430133,, ID No. GS50DJS2090, RP# 246774. Valued at $12,687.00 ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 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 THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 31, 2010. Person Giving Notice /s/ Donald R. Neal 16390 Waynesfield Road Waynesfield, OH 45896 Attorney for Person Giving Notice /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 December 31, 2010; January 7, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-501 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD J. NEAL, a/k/a DON NEAL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of DONALD J. NEAL, a/k/a DON NEAL, deceased, File Number PC 10-501, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Com1050Legals 1000 Announcements Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155


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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Astark contrast to the bitter cold and rainy conditions of the final day of last year's Harder Hall Women's Invitational, Wednesday's tee-off of the 56th year of the prestigious amateur tournament came under partly cloudy skies and mid-70s temperatures which paved the way for some stellar scores. The most noteworthy of those would be the tournament course record 63 brought in by Ashleigh Albrecht. Anative of Murrieta, CA, the 20-year old Albrecht plays collegietly at Kentucky and is a relative newcomer to the game. "We live on a golf course and I'm from the same home town, went to the same high school as (PGAPro) Rickie Fowler," she said. "I played other sports, but my dad started getting me into golf and I really started playing at 14." An apparent quick study with a talent for the game, Albrecht was looking to do two things in the offseason expand her schedule and have fun. "I played Dixie last year but wanted to get into more tournaments down south," she said. "All I kept hearing about Harder Hall was the weather last year. I was hoping for better weather and I wanted to improve on my season from last year." Displeased with her 76.5 average from the fall season at Kentucky, Albrecht recognized what a major issue was. "I was putting too much pressure on myself," she said. "Since then I'm focused on just enjoying the game, having fun." It sure worked well Wednesday, as she tore up the front nine with a 31, birdying the first, fifth, seventh and eighth holes and getting an eagle on the sixth. "I had played a practice round on the front nine Tuesday," Albrecht said. "I didn't play the back, but I looked it over." The look over seemed to pay off as she continued her hot hitting with birdies on No's 11, 13, 14 and 17 to come in with the 9-under 63. "My best round before this was a 68," she said. "Everything was just working, I didn't put myself in trouble and I made a lot of putts." Albrecht wasn't alone in taking advantage of the good conditions as University of Florida senior Jessi ca Yadloczky went 33 and 3 2 for a seven-under 65, tyin g the old tournament cour se record, and three others cam e in at 67. Defending champion Ky le Roig was one of those tr io coming in at five-under, as were University of Tenness ee sophomore Erica Popson an d Wake Forest junior Cheyen ne Woods. U.S. Curtis Cup play er Cydney Clanton continu ed the red numbers with a 69, as did Great Britain/Irelan d SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, January 7, 2011 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Robbi Howard, of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, kicks up a cloud of sand as she plays out of the 18th hold bunker Wednesday. Harder opens with staggering scores See HARDER, page 3B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIn a defensive battle that s lowed down their recent high s coring ways, Lake Placid s howed they could adapt and w in a low-scoring, defensive b attle with Tuesday's 49-44 w in at Mulberry. "It was not real pretty, but i t's a district win," head c oach David Veley said. Both teams were playing a p retty tight, half-court, mant o-man but we struggled s ome on the defensive glass." Which was what allowed t he Panthers to keep things c lose throughout since the D ragon defense was in good f orm and forcing bad shots. But the Mulberry defense w as locking down pretty well t oo, keeping it an 18-15 Lake P lacid lead at the half. The low scoring was also c ontributed to foul trouble f or both Kirk Veley and A ndre Wilson for the D ragons and Panther big man K evin Simmons. But Simmons was u nleashed in the third for M ulberry, scoring 15 of his t eam's 19 points, though Lake Placid kept pace through balanced scoring to still hold a 36-34 lead heading into the final frame. Up 46-42 with a minute and a half left, the Dragons went into a stall to milk away the seconds and force the Panthers to foul. But with Mulberry having just two team fouls at that point, it wasn't until the 20 second mark that they finally sent Lake Placid to the line. From there, Nevada Weaver hit the front end of a one-and-one and Brody Carr connected on two free throws to seal the win. "We had very balanced scoring and overall it was a good team win," Veley said. Simmons took game honors with 23 points while Devontra Fleming lead the balanced Dragon attack with 11. Wilson added 10, Devonta Chisolm nine, Kirk Veley seven and Weaver and Carr five apiece. Now 7-6 overall and 4-2 in district play, Lake Placid faces the district front-running Red Devils at Avon Park Tuesday. Balanced Dragons hold off Mulberry News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Diamante Mitchell-Laflam drives toward the hoop for two of his 13 points in Tuesday's win at McKeel. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Brittany Collison got the only score the Lady Dragons would need in Tuesday's 1-0 win over McKeel. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKELAND The Avon P ark Red Devils made a halft ime adjustment that closed t he deal 90-48 against M cKeel Academy on T uesday night. "We went into the locker r oom, and I asked what they t hought we needed to adjust o n offense," head coach L uther Clemons said. "The t eam told me we needed to t ake away the three-pointers b y pressing and making M cKeel's offense run. That's w hat we did." "They know the drill by n ow, and they understand w hat adjustments need to be m ade," Clemons added. McKeel's seven threepointers in the first half kept them in the game, but the Red Devils still led by nine at the half with a 40-31 lead. But after the half, Avon Park began to press hard, forcing and then taking advantage of abundant turnovers while McKeel tried to set the out side hitters. "We adjusted to their tactics and took their strengths away," Clemons said. "Press, press, press, that was the direction we decided to take." Lay-up artist Red Devil Reggie Baker was able to use the turnovers to hit 21 points by the end of the game, and smart passing got him there. Teammate Marcus Dewberry would net 16 points and Diamante Mitchell-Laflam was often the down-court reciever of an Alonzo Robertson rebound and outlet pass in the third. Mitchell-Laflam would score 13 overall and Robertson would hit 12. Dwayne Lee Bacon, the only McKeel player in doubles, would score 14 points and hit an respectable 9-for10 in free throws. Avon Park is back in Lakeland tonight facing district rival Teneroc, and the outcome could decide the district championship. "We need Friday's game against Teneroc," Clemons said. "That would put us twoup on everyone n the district." Devils dominate McKeel News-Sun reportsIt was a terrific Tuesday with a plethora of positives for area soccer teams, as they came out of the holiday break in fine fashion. First, the Avon Park boy's started off the new year and got one resolution out of the way early with their first win of the season a 3-2 victory against district foe Tenoroc. Lake Placid also got 2011 started off right with big district wins as the boys topped McKeel 3-2. The Lady Dragons atoned for a 3-0 loss to McKeel earlier in the season as they stopped the Lady Wildcats 10 on a Brittany Collison goal. And while the Lady Blue Streaks came up short in their contest at Lake Wales by a 21 score, the continued progress of the team can be seen in the closeness of th is contest after having fallen to the Lady Highlanders 6 -0 earlier in the season. The Sebring boys beg an their 2011 schedule Thursd ay night at Haines City whi le the Lady Streaks looked to take another positive st ep with a home game again st Poinciana. The Red Devils are back in action Friday at Hardee wi th a doubleheader as the gir ls face the Lady Wildcats at 6 p.m. and the boy's conte st follows at 7:30 p.m. Lake Placid looks to ma ke another push in their respe ctive district standings Frid ay as well, with the boys trave ling to Frostproof and t he girls hosting a prennial ly tough Lady Bulldog squad. Area soccer steps up SEBRING The Eddie Bateman New Year's Benefit Tournament tees off for it's third year Saturday, Jan. 15 on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake. Sebring resident Bateman was working at a job site in his trailer when a vehicle crashed in the car the trailer was attached to, resulting in severe brain damage. Through medical treatment, faith and prayers, Bateman has shown improvement over time, but the road ahead continues to be a long, arduous and costly one with this golfing fundraiser as one way to help the efforts of Bateman and his family. There is still room for players for the tournament and sponsorships are st ill available. For tournament and spo nsorship information, s ee "New Year Golf Benefit" in the Sports Snapshots o n Page 2B. New Year's Golf Benefit for Eddie Bateman News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Defending Harder Hall champion Kyle Roig eyes her ninth hole tee shot Wednesday. Roig would birdie the hole and card a first round 67.


Umpire Clinic coming upSEBRING Amandatory umpire's clinic will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Highlands County Sports Complex located on Sheriff's Tower Road in Sebring. If you are an umpire, you must attend this clinic for necessary training. All umpires must be certified to participate in the upcoming leagues. Certification fee is $50. If you are interested in becoming an umpire, please call Dan Jamison for more information. Open registration for ALLadult softball players, men and women, is ongoing. Registration is for next year's leagues. If you are interested in playing organized softball, please sign up at the Highlands County Sports Complex. For more information, please contact Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex (863) 402-6755.New Year Golf BenefitSEBRING ANew Year's golf tournament to benefit Eddie Bateman will tee off Saturday, Jan. 15 on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake. The four-person scramble format will kick off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $55 per person/$220 per team. There are also sponsorships available. AGold sponsorship is $1,000 and gets four hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ASilver sponsorship is $500 and includes two hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ABronze sponsorship gets two hole signs and a banner and a single hole sponsorship, for $100, gets one hole sign. There are also single sponsor donations available for $25. For more information, contact Jady Prescott at 381-2117 or jady_52@hotmail.com .Panther Volleyball CampAVONPARK The South Florida Community College Volleyball program will be hosting a four week training camp running from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 for players from 6th to 12th grade. The camp will meet Tuesday's and Thursday's from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and provides individual skill development and basic tactics in a positive learning environment. All campers will receive individual and team instruction from Coach Kim Crawford and members of the 2010-11 Lady Panthers. Crawford is a three-time college AllAmerican and played professionally in Europe, on the Bud Light Professional Beach Tour for Team Nike and on the Pro California Grass Tour. She has been trained by many Olympic coaches and looks forward to sharing her vast volleyball knowledge with all camp 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 volleyball site. Click on "volleyball camp," print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms as indicated 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 .KOC Free Throw ChampionshipsSEBRING All boys and girls ages 1 014 are invited to participate in the loc al level of competition for the 2011 Knigh ts of Columbus Free Throw Championship The local competition will be held o n Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Highlands County Family YMCA located 100 YMCALn., off of Hammo ck Road. The Knights of Columbus Free Thro w Championship is sponsored annuall y, with winners progressing through loca l, district, and state competitions. International championships a re announce by the K of C internation al headquarters based on scores from t he state-level competitions. All boys and girls will compete in the ir respective age and gender division s, based on their age as of January 1, 2011 All contestants on the local level a re recognized for their participation. Since it beginning in 1972, over 2 .5 million youths have participated in t he contest. For entry forms or additional inform ation contact: Justin Platt at (863) 44 62171, or by email at jplatt23@msn.com Participants may also register throug h their schools or at the court on the day of competition. Participants are required to furnish a birth certificate or passport as proof of age, and written parental consent prior to participation.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annu al South Florida Community Colle ge Panther 5K Run/Walk has been plann ed for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFC C Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and B ill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring t he event, and proceeds benefit the college 's intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5 K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $2 5 from Feb. 17 through the day of the rac e. Students with a current I.D. may regi ster for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-F it long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be gua ranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17 Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race d ay in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center. The race begins at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available online at www.southflorida.edu/panther5k Participants can mail their copies an d entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, In c., 13 East Main Street, Avon Park, F L 33825; or fax forms to 863-453-8023 an d call 863-453-3133 with credit card info rmation. For more information about the SFC C Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. The Foundation will be closed for wi nter break Saturday, Dec. 18 throug h Tuesday, Jan. 4. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 8 New Orleans at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m. DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 15 Indianapolis, Kansas City or Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. Green Bay, New Orleans or Seattle at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 Philadelphia, New Orleans or Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets, Kansas City or Baltimore at New England, 4:30 p.m. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 23 NFC, 3 p.m. AFC, 6:30 p.m. PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 30 AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston277.794 New York2014.5887 Philadelphia1421.4001312Toronto1223.3431512New Jersey1025.2861712Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami289.757 Orlando2312.6574 Atlanta2414.632412Charlotte1221.36414 Washington825.24218 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2311.676 Indiana1418.4388 Milwaukee1320.394912Detroit1124.3141212Cleveland827.2291512WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio296.829 Dallas268.765212New Orleans2115.583812Houston1619.45713 Memphis1619.45713 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah2412.667 Oklahoma City2313.6391 Denver2014.5883 Portland1917.5285 Minnesota927.25015 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2511.694 Phoenix1419.424912Golden State1421.4001012L.A. Clippers1124.3141312Sacramento725.21916 ___ Tuesday's Games Miami 101, Milwaukee 89 New York 128, San Antonio 115 Chicago 111, Toronto 91 Memphis 110, Oklahoma City 105 Dallas 84, Portland 81 Atlanta 108, Sacramento 102 L.A. Lakers 108, Detroit 83 Wednesday's Games Toronto 120, Cleveland 105 New Jersey 96, Chicago 94 Orlando 97, Milwaukee 87 Philadelphia 109, Washington 97 Boston 105, San Antonio 103 Charlotte 108, Minnesota 105, OT Golden State 110, New Orleans 103 Portland 103, Houston 100 Atlanta 110, Utah 87 L.A. Clippers 106, Denver 93 L.A. Lakers 99, Phoenix 95 Thursday's Games Oklahoma City at Dallas, late Denver at Sacramento, late Friday's Games San Antonio at Indiana, 7 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. New York at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh261235513595 Philadelphia2410553131104 N.Y. Rangers2315349121104 N.Y. Islanders121963089120 New Jersey102722269124 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston211164811085 Montreal211634510096 Buffalo1618537108118 Ottawa161953790121 Toronto142043290113 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2412553123130 Washington2312652120107 Atlanta2215650134127 Carolina1815642112117 Florida181823810498WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2510555138113 Nashville20136469994 St. Louis2013545101104 Chicago2118345130122 Columbus2017343103118 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver268557134 96Colorado2114547136128 Minnesota1915543100113 Calgary1820339108118 Edmonton121973198131 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2413452118113 San Jose2114547118112 Anaheim2118446110123 Los Angeles221614511696 Phoenix1813844110115 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Game Minnesota 2, New Jersey 1 Tampa Bay 1, Washington 0, OT Colorado 4, Buffalo 3, OT Detroit 5, Edmonton 3 Phoenix 4, Columbus 2 Wednesday's Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Carolina 1, OT Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 1 Atlanta 3, Florida 2 Dallas 4, Chicago 2 Vancouver 3, Calgary 1 Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Thursday's Games Minnesota at Boston, late St. Louis at Toronto, late Philadelphia at New Jersey, late Pittsburgh at Montreal, late Phoenix at Colorado, late N.Y. Islanders at Edmonton, late Nashville at Los Angeles, late Buffalo at San Jose, late Friday's Games Toronto at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Wednesday's Scores EAST Duke 85, Alabama Birmingham 64 Central Florida 65, Marshall 58 Louisville 73, Seton Hall 54 Temple 70, Fordham 51 Wake Forest 79, High Point 63 MIDWEST Albion 77, Olivet 69 Davenport 79, Marygrove 55 Kansas 99, UMKC 52 Marquette 73, Rutgers 65 Michigan-Dearborn 62, Aquinas 61 Missouri 98, North Alabama 58 Ohio Wesleyan 92, Allegheny 86 Purdue 83, Penn St. 68 St. Thomas, Minn. 62, Carleton 59 SOUTH Lipscomb 75, Fla. Gulf Coast 61 North Carolina St. 87, Elon 72 Richmond 71, Charlotte 59 Tennessee 104, Memphis 84 UNC-Wilmington 59, Georgia St. 56 West Carolina 81, Georgia South 58 SOUTHWEST Brigham Young 89, UNLV 77 Mississippi 75, SMU 57 San Diego St. 66, TCU 53 St. Bonaventure 68, Ark.-Little Rock 55 Texas-Arlington 72, Houston Baptist 57 Tulane 85, Rice 81 FAR WEST Air Force 77, Utah 69 Alaska-Anchorage 73, Montana St.Billings 52 BYU 89, UNLV 77 Colorado 92, W. New Mexico 70 Long Beach St. 85, CS Northridge 71 New Mexico 102, CS Bakersfield 62 San Diego St. 66, TCU 53 UC Irvine 85, Cal St.-Fullerton 78BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAgreed to terms with INF Cesar Izturis on a one-year contract. BOSTON RED SOXClaimed C Max Ramirez off waivers from Texas. Designated RHP Matt Fox for assignment. CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with RHP Doug Mathis on a minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEESClaimed RHP Brian Schlitter off waivers from Chicago (NL). OAKLAND ATHLETICSNamed Rick Magnante manager, Casey Myers hitting coach, John Wasdin pitching coach and Travis Tims athletic trainer for Vermont (N.Y.-Penn). Named Mike Henriques minor league strength and conditioning coordinator and Phil Mastro Dominican minor league trainer. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with 3B Adrian Beltre on a six-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYSClaimed LHP Wilfredo Ledezma off waivers from Pittsburgh. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with RHP Takashi Saito on a oneyear contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKSWaived G-F Damien Wilkins. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSAnnounced the resignation of athletic trainer Tom Abdenour to take a similar position at San Diego State. TORONTO RAPTORSWaived F Ronald Dupree. WASHINGTON WIZARDSWaived G Lester Hudson.FOOTBALLNational Football League DENVER BRONCOSNamed John Elway executive vice president of football operations. Promoted chief operating officer Joe Ellis team president. GREEN BAY PACKERSSigned LB Desmond Bishop to a four-year contract extension. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned WR Kevin Curtis. Placed DB Donald Washington on injured reserve. Signed TE Cody Slate to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANSNamed Wade Phillips defensive coordinator. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned LB Marques Murrell. NEW ORLEANS SAINTSPlaced RB Pierre Thomason injured reserve. Signed RB Joique Bell from the Philadelphia practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m; Boys Soccer at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at Liberty,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Haines City,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Frostproof Duals,10 a.m. MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting vs.Lake Placid,5 p.m. Walker SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Heartland Christian,6:30/8 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at All Saints,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball at All Saints,5:30 p.m. Heartland Christian SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Walker Memorial,6:30/8 p.m. MONDAY: JV Basketball at West Glades,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Haven Christian,7:30 p.m. Avon Park FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Hardee,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at A.J.Jones Tournament,Osceola,10 a.m. MONDAY: Girls Weightlifting vs.LaBelle,5 p.m. N N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . 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Curtis Cup player Holly Clyburn and University of Illinois'Nora Lucas, both at 70. Catherine O'Donnell of the University of North Carolina stayed under par at 71, along with Tulane's Janine Fellows, University of Virginia's Portland Rosen and Dawn Woodard from South Carolina. Roig, who never broke 70 in last year's run to the championship, certainly appreciated the change in the weather this time around and due to the circumstances, hasn't been nervous in either of her trips here. "Last year, I was scheduled to play in the Copa Las Americas (a golf competition between North and South America) but they ended up not taking a girls team to it," she said. "So I didn't know until the day before that I was going to be playing here, and I didn't have time to be nervous. "Now, I've been here before, I know the course and I have fond memories, so that all helps." The senior at Plantation American Heritage has another reason not to worry too much about the outcome as she recently committed to play collegietly at UCLA. As for her strong opening round, Roig said, "I stuck my irons close and that got me a lot of easy putts." Thursday morning gave a reminder of last year's tournament as dark and ominous skies opened up into a torrential downpour and then a light though steady rain delaying the day's action by an hour and a half and likely creating a dip in scores and some leader board shuffling. Second round scores were not available at press time, but see Sunday's News-Sun for a recap of the second and third round action. An added incentive was announced as the tournament got underway as the LPGA Futures Tour will award its amateur exemption into the Tour's season-opening event to the winner of the 2011 Harder Hall Women's Invitational. The Harder Hall winner will earn the spot reserved for an amateur at the LPGAFutures Tour's 2011 season kickoff at the Florida's Natural Charity Classic. That event will be staged March 25-27, at Lake Region Yacht and Country Club in Winter Haven. Last year, the LPGAFutures Tour awarded its 2010 amateur exemption to the Daytona Beach Invitational to the winner of the South Atlantic Amateur, better known as "The Sally." Amateur Jessica Korda was the winner of last year's "Sally," staged in nearby Ormond Beach. Korda qualified for the LPGATour last December at the LPGAFinal Qualifying Tournament. By adding the 2011 amateur winners from both the Harder Hall and "The Sally," the LPGAFutures Tour hopes to attract top-tier amateur talent to compete alongside its pr ofessionals in the Tour's tw o Florida tournaments. T he South Atlantic Amateur w ill be held Jan. 12-15. "For the tournament's wi nner, I think this will be just o ne more feather in their cap," sa id legendary amateur Car ol Semple Thompson, chairpe rson of the Harder Ha ll Women's Invitational. "S o many of these young playe rs are thinking about profession al golf down the road, so this is a great opportunity to see wh at it's like at the next level." Golf HammockThe Queen Bee Tournament was held Wednesday, Jan. 5, and Ruth Kirk took home the win with a 63. Taking the top spots in First Flight were Bonnie Nigh and Millie Grime, each with 64s, and Mairan Passafume with a 66. Winning Second Flight was Trudy Stowe's 64, keeping her ahead of Joyce Stanley's 65 for second and Betty Clarke's 66 for third. It was another close one in Third Flight as Mary Cripps' 65 edged Elanor Short's 66 and Nancy Senior's 70. On Monday, Jan. 3, the Mezza group played Individual Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. Winning first place in A group with plus 4 was Joe Martini while second place went to Mike La Jiness with plus 2. B group first place was Harvey Kecskes with plus 5 and second place was Joe Hyzny with even. First place in C group was Tony Frances with plus 4 and there was a tie at plus 3 between Wayne Meyer and Danny Geirer for second. D group first place at plus 2 was Terry Yandle and second place was a tie at plus one between Sal Sboto and Doc Thomas. First place in E group was Jim Reed at plus 1 while Pete Mezza and Les Layton tied at even for second. F group first place was Jean Terrell at plus 8 and Frank Branca at plus 3 for second place. Next Monday the Mezza group will have a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Golf Hammock Country Club. Please arrive early to register. For more information call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Lake June West Golf ClubA scramble was played Thursday, Dec. 30. Winning first place was the team of Ken Rowen, Kim Fiers, Art Smeltz, Betty Billau and Norma Colyer with 50. Tying for second/third places were the teams of John Smutnick, Virginia Simmons, Joe and Joyce Swartz; Ron Hesson, Rex Simmons, Dick and Norma Denhart with 52 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Joyce Swartz, 13-feet-3-inches. (Men), No. 2, Ron Hesson, 5-feet-1-inch; and No. 4, John Byron, 12-feet-10-inches. The men's association played a Best Ball event on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Winning first place was the team of Rich Loomis, Dick Denhart, Ron Van Meter and Fred Neer with 41; and second place, John Byron, John Simmons, Joe Swartz and Bill Fowler with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ron West, 5feet-2-inches; No. 4, Dick Denhart, 19-feet8-inches; and No. 8, Ron West, 1-foot-8inches.PinecrestThe Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points Wednesday, Jan. 5. Matt Ryan, Tom Rockola, Keith Strickland and Bill Ulrich took the team win with +10 to stay two ahead of the +8 brought in by Rex Waymire, Rex Smoleck, Larry Holzworth and Jerry Linsley. Individually, Waymire won A Division with +3 winning a match of cards with the +3 Ryan brought in. Dick Bouchard scored 4 points to win B Division ahead of the +3 of Ray Smith. Strickland won C Division with +6 with Holzworth second with +5. Dorrell Herron's +7 held up to win D Division while R. Riddle, F. Hocott, Jr., C Regan and A Lewis all tied for second with +3.Placid LakesThe men's association played a Hangover Scramble on Saturday, Jan. 1. Winning first place was the team of Dusty Wilkerson, Dick McArdle, Chuck Fortunato and Barb Moriarty with minus-11; second place, Ed Bartusch, Tom Lacy, Barb McArdle and Barb Lockwood with minus-7; and third place, Wanda Beers, Dick Bitzer, Bob McMillian and Al LaMura with minus6. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Jim Hays, 11-feet-4-inches; and No. 13, Sue Mackey, 8-feet-1-inch.River GreensThe Morrison Group played an event on Saturday, Jan. 1. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Gil Heier, Russ Rudd, Frank Conroy and Jim Cercy; Cliff Aubin, Ken Brunswick, Leo Persails and Jim Anderson with minus-33 each. A morning scramble was played Friday, Dec. 31. Winning first place was the team of Leo and Jeannine Persails, Dale Duncan and Cliff Steele with 54; and second place, Fred and Diane Evans, John and Laura Smutnick with 55. A New Year's Eve scramble was played Friday, Dec. 31. Winning first place was the team of Len and Rhonda Westdale, Jim Sizemore, Joe Graf, Dick Sherman and Rob Garcia with minus-17; and second place, Emilo and Bobbie Mora, Linda Therrien, Tim Thomas and Charles Siraldi with minus-14. Tying for third/fourth places were Tony Lankford, Lucy Roberts, Jerry Lewis, Carole and Dick McClay; B.C. Roberts, Aurel Mack, Dick Garceau, Peggy Wehunt, Ed Mossier and Pat Graf with minus-12 each. The ladies association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Dec. 30. Winning first place was the team of Karen Speaker, Laura Smutnick and Carol Roy with plus-15.5; and second place, Pat Graf, Nancy Long, Betty Wallace and Jeannine Persails with plus-1.5. Individual winners were: First place, Karen Speaker with plus-6.5; and second place, Laura Smutnick with plus5.5. The Morrison Group played an event on Thursday, Dec. 30. Winning first place was the team of Len Westdale, Gerry Page, Wayne Carlin and Romy Febre with minus-22; second place, Joe Graf, Harold Plagens, Ken Brunswick and Clark Austin with minus-24; and third place, Jim Cercy, Bob Streeter, Ray Delsasso and Dave Kelly with minus-22. The men's association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Winning first place was the team of Wayne Carlin, Dave Kelly, Ken Brunswick and Bill Mountford with plus-9.5; second place, Bill Joysey, Cecil Lemons and Jerry Malabrigo with plus-6.5; and third place, Al Farrell, Ken Koon, Len Westdale and Clark Austin with plus-5. Individual winners: A Flight (28over): Dave Kelly with plus-5.5; and second place, Romy Febre with plus-1. B Flight (23-27): First place, Cecil Lemons with plus-7. Tying for second/third places were Ken Brunswick and Len Westdale with plus-5 each. C Flight (18-22): First place, Harold Plagens with plus-4.5; and second place, Jerry Malabrigo with plus-4. D Flight (17-under): First place, Neil Purcell with plus-2. Tying for second/third/fourth places were Leo Persails, Dan Pelfrey and Wayne Carlin with plus-1 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Dec. 28. Winning first place was the team of Russ Rudd, Butch Smith, Jim Cercy and Gerry Page with minus-23; and second place, Bill Joysey, Len Westdale, Frank Conroy and Gil Heier with minus-21.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, Jan. 5, the SpringLake Women's Golf Association was able to resume their golf program after several weeks of cancellations due to the weather. A 2 Person Team 1 Best Ball Net Flighted Tournament was held over the Cougar Course. First place in Flight A went to the team of Shirley Reeb and Teri Swisher who had a net 58 and Barbara Francoeur and Marilyn Redenbarger came in second with a net 61. Flight B winners, with a net 59, were Dotti Blackwell and Roberta Briggs while Mary Cebula and Judy Dunn had a 60for second place. It took a tie breaker on hole #18 to determine that Joann Deweese and Jan Nelson were the winners of Flight C over Boni Berg and Margaret Mazzola with a net 60. 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Prostate Support Group meets Jan. 14SEBRING The Prostate Support Group for prostate cancer, BPH and prostatitis is meeting from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, at Primerica in Sebring. Dr. Mark Bandyk, M.D., a urologic oncologist from Lakeland Regional Cancer Center with be speaking to the group. Dr. Bandyk is a member of a multi-specialty oncology group that does da Vinci surgery, medical oncology, radiation therapy, and clinical research studies. Primerica (4208 Sebring Parkway) is located 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. Please e-mail Dr.Hennenfent@gmail.com or call 863-800-0039 for additional information.Community Outreach scheduleThe Ace Homecare Community Outreach schedule for the coming week is: Tuesday: 8 a.m. Health Fair, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; 1 p.m. Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Wednesday: 7:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lakeside Gardens, County Road 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Heron's Landing, Heron's Landing Lane, Lake Placid; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid; 11 a.m., Health Fair, Thornburg Apartments, Chelsea Road, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves at Victoria Park, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Thursday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neibert's, U.S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida; 10:30 a.m. Health Fair, Spring Lake Community Center, Spring Lake Boulevard, Sebring. 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Spirulina cause s faster weight loss by r educing hunger pangs. It i mproves thyroid function w hich, in turn, speeds m etabolism and burns up a ll the fruit cake and stuffi ng you had last month. A lso, drink one cup of g reen tea every night. Quit smokingAlthough the herb St. J ohn's wort (Hypericum p erforatum) is best known f or its ability to ease d epression, it might help y ou stamp out your cigar ettes. Even if you're on a n icotine patch to help you q uit smoking, St. John's w ort could help reduce w ithdrawal symptoms. It o nly takes a few weeks to b egin working. Consult y our physician or naturo path because this herb has s ome interactions. Stop drinkingStudies suggest that serot onin deficiency is tied to alcoholism and other addictive disorders. Since 5-HTP jump starts the levels of this happy brain chemical, it should help you curb unwanted cravings for alcohol, as well as sweets and carbs. There's also a prescription medication called Campral available.Reduce stressGet frequent massages because this has been shown to reduce blood pressure, release muscle tension and increases feelgood hormones throughout the body. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that giving people a Swedish massage reduced levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone. A bigger IQOmega 3 fish oils, specifically DHA. Astudy found that taking 900 mg daily for six months helped people to improve learning skills and memory. Nosh as often as possible on Thai or Indian cuisine. According to a 2006 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, people who eat curry have sharper minds (and slower cognitive decline) than those who shy away from the Tandoori.More bedroom dramaConsider supplements that contain L-arginine, an amino acid that is known to get more blood flowing to your heart, and down into your jeans. In the bedroom, this means stronger erections and much more stamina. (Great, because you need more energy to work off all the stuffing you ate last month.) Ladies should consider topical intimacy creams that contain arginine, or mint extract because these will heighten sensitivity; the cooling sensation helps some women get to the big O faster. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist' and Real Solutions.' For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Make your resolutions a reality Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Metro Services If reducing stress is a resolution of yours, studies show that frequent massages reduce blood pressure and increase good hormones. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Want to learn more about t he fulfilling experience of volunteering w ith Good Shepherd Hospice? Good S hepherd Hospice needs volunteers at all l evels from providing companionship for a hospice patient to supplying office help to f acilitating a children's grief support group. V olunteers are also needed to provide supp ort at the new Bud and Donna Somers H ospice House. Plan to attend a free, 90-minute orientat ion session on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. in Sebring t o learn about the best way you can cont ribute to helping patients and families in H ighlands County as they face the chall enges of end-of-life issues. All training is free and volunteers do not need any type of prior experience. Call 863551-3943 for more information or to register. Good Shepherd Hospice is a communitybased, not-for-profit organization that supports and serves more than 900 patients each day in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties as they face the challenges of lifelimiting illnesses. Health care professionals and trained volunteers embrace the Good Shepherd Hospice mission to make the most of life by relieving the suffering of patients and their families affected by end-of-life issues. The organization has been a part of the community since 1979. Good Shepherd Hospice plans volunteer orientation session CHICAGO (AP) One in five heart defibrillators may be implanted for questionable reasons without solid evidence that the devices will help, according to a first-ofits-kind analysis. Implanted defibrillators shock the heart back into a normal rhythm when it starts beating irregularly. They can prevent sudden death in people with advanced heart failure, but researchers haven't found a benefit for other patients. Patients who've had a recent heart attack or recent bypass surgery aren't good candidates for defibrillators, for example. Guidelines don't recommend them for people newly diagnosed with heart failure either and those so sick that they have very limited life expectancies won't be helped. But in the new study, which examined nearly four years of national data, 22 percent of the implant surgeries were in patients who fit one of those categories. Some may have been appropriate, said lead author Dr. Sana Al-Khatib of Duke University School of Medicine, but it's likely that many were done despite the research evidence. "It's lack of knowledge. It's ignorance. It's not keeping track of the guidelines," she said. "And we may have some physicians who don't agree with the guidelines." 1 in 5 heart defibrillator implants questionable


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Page 6BNews-SunFriday, January 7, 2011www.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; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery 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. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family and Youth Center). 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. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. 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 at 6:30 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 ChurchSEBRING Sunday m orning is The Baptism of O ur Lord Sunday. Worship s ervice will be led by the R ev. Jefferson Cox with H oly Eucharist. The church w ill honor all persons celeb rating a birthday this m onth. Weekly Bible study r esumes Thursdays in fell owship hall. Reading and i nformal discussion of the b ook of Matthew. Sharon P almer will lead. Sunday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m., D ave Thoresen will be cons ecrated as a deacon in E LCA. Bishop Ed Benoway o f the Florida Bahamas S ynod and other dignitaries w ill participate. Sunday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. w ill be the Agape dinner and C ommunion service in fell owship hall. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "AYear o f Prayer" (II Chronicles 7 :14) will be the message S unday morning presented b y Minister Larry Roberts. The Sunday evening servi ce will be a Bible study f rom the book of Psalms. The Teen Group will have a fellowship following the Sunday evening service. The church is at 200 S. Forest Ave. Call 453-4692.Bethany Baptist ChurchAVON PARK Bethany Baptist Church is at 798 C17ASouth; phone number is 452-1136. Pastor Charles Pausley would like to invite the public to come to Bethany Baptist Church this Sunday. Morning worship service is titled "What Time Is It?" from Ephesians 5:15-16. The Communion message is titled "The Exemplary Model" from I Peter 2:2125. Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled "Extra! Extra! Read All About It!" The church is at 1320 County Road 64. Call 4712663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled "Sacrament." The keynote is from John 4:23, "....the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him." The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled "Right Starts" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. Bert Lawrence will deliver the sermon, "Help my Unbelief," with Scripture taken from Genesis 2:4-9, 15-24. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuel ucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Gary Kindle will deliver his sermon titled "The Baptism of Jesus" based on Matthew 3:13-17. First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK For Sunday, Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor, will speak on "Walking Worthy in 2011." The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net. First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled "AMagnified Ministry No Soul Left Untouched" with regards to I Timothy 5:11-16. There will be a special concert with Mary Lanier at the morning service and a steak/rib cookout to kick off 2011 after the service. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 4655126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian Church SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Howard Lewis and Diane Beidler. Communion will be served by Sandi Laufer, Juanita Roberts, Carol Chandler and Gretchen Ames. Greeting the congregation will be Howard and Shirley Lewis. Johnny Johnston will lead the Call to Worship. Carol and Mike Graves will work with children's church. Lighting the candles during the month of January will be Daniel Thibodeau. The Rev. Ron Norton's sermon is titled "The Perfect Host" taken from the book of Matthew 26:10-11. Come and hear the story of Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus as she shows the utmost hospitality to her Savior. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave., or call 3850352.First Presbyterian Church AR.P.AVON PARK On Sunday morning, the pastor's sermon is titled "Joint Knowledge" based on Romans 2:1-16. The choir's introit will be "It is Good" and the anthem "The Gospel Train." Maxine Johnson, adult Bible study teacher, continues the study of David in II Samuel Chapter 8, discussing the three virtues of David. Youth Band meets at 5 p.m. Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. On Monday, the Crafty Ladies will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. On Wednesday, Bible study will be at 10:30 a.m. with the pastor continuing the study on Revelation. Mary Circle will meet at 1 p.m. Choir practice will be at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, Sarah Circ le will meet at 4 p.m. Deacon s will meet at 6 p.m. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For more information, call the church office at 453-3242.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message on Sunday mornin g. The United Methodist Women Circles will meet Tuesday. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. the "Growing with God" family night continues in th e Family Life Center. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 7, 2011Page 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 Shabbat Services, 7 :30 p.m.; Saturday afternoon intro t o Hebrew, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday i ntro to Judaism, 2 p.m.; Saturday a fternoon Torah Study, 3:30 p.m.; H avdallah, 5 p.m. Jan. 7-8; Jan. 21; F eb. 4; Feb. 18-19; March 18-19 P urim; April 1-2; April 15-16; April 1 8, 6 p.m., Pesach 1st Night Seder; A pril 29-30 Yom Hashoah; May 131 4; May 27-28. Every Thursday will b e Hebrew and Bible classes with H oward Salles, 12:30-4:30 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, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 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, 3140482, 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 Cente r for Worship Sunday: Sunda y School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness mee ting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meetin g and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bib le 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 lPLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION a t 126 S. Pine St. Visit the Web s ite at www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe M inistries is at 200 Lark Ave., S ebring Hills Association C lubhouse. Tuesday is home Bible study on The Future Revealed. What's on t he Revelation time line?" Class w ill be provided for the children o n "Books of the Bible." Call 4473 431 for directions. Sunday morning worship service h as the pastor continuing "It's Q uestion Time!" The pastor will visit the C alifornia satellite church for seve ral days, preparing for the confere nce in California April 11-15. View the Grace Pointe service l ive on a computer at 10:30 a.m. or w atch it later. Visit us at u stream.com/gracepointetv.Heartland Christian SEBRING Pastor Ted M oore's sermon this week will be Life inside the Wall" with Scripture from Nehemiah 7:1-15. The service will include Roland Bates singing "Tears Will Never Stain The Streets of Glory," George Kelly singing "Long Black Train" and Heartland Singers "Are You Washed in the Blood?" Heartland Singers practice at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Beliefs Class is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the library for those interested in church membership. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, "Turn to Me and be Saved," is taken from Isaiah 46. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the messages in the Sunday services. Arepresentative from Gideon's International will be sharing his mission during the Sunday morning service.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the third Sunday of Christmas, The Baptism of our Lord, the pastor's sermon will be based on the third chapter of Matthew. At the first service, Joan Meier will be the Worship assistant and Bruce Chapman will be the Communion assistant. At the second service, Penne Manar will be the Worship assistant, Jim Fiedler will be the Communion assistant, the lector will be Betty Serff and the acolyte will be Caleb McGinnis. The Busy Bodies will meet at 9 a.m. Monday; the Stewardship Team meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, followed by the meeting of the Church Council at 7 p.m. The Joy Gathering Bible Study meets at 2 p.m. Thursday, followed by choir practice at 3:30 p.m.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. Ronald De Genaro's topic for Sunday morning will be "Water ...Death to Life" taken from Luke 3:15-17, 2122. Ed Kilbourne's concert is at 4 p.m. Sunday. Men's Fellowship and Prayer Breakfast is Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. St. John Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING The pastor will preach on "Jubilee: Liberty to the People!" The Scripture will be on John 8:25-32. Sunday school will be led by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will study "Turn to Me and Be Saved." They will also look at the Scripture Isaiah 45:18-24.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David Altman will speak on "Is Jesus Welcome?" in the morning worship service Sunday. Wednesday Don Hall will continue the study of Elijah in the adult Bible study The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. Call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING "Listening for God" is the title of Sunday morning's sermon given by the Rev. Barbara Laucks. The Scripture wi ll be taken from Matthew 3:13-17.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The pastor's sermo n will be "I Resolve". The church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Way ChurchSEBRING "It all Belongs to God" is the title of Pastor Reinho ld Buxbuam's message. Ladies Bible study meets from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Camp Denton with Pam Elders. The Youth meet Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastor's cell is 214-6190. For church infor mation and the pastor's messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 6B


Page 8BNews-SunFriday, January 7, 2011www.newssun.com RELIGION Courtesy photo J erry Sparks will be part of the entertainment at Community Bible Church's Winter in the Word. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK C ommunity Bible Church, 1 400 County Road 17A N orth, will host the 2011 W inter in the Word from Jan. 9 -16. Service times are 10:30 a .m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Monday through S aturday. The speaker for this year's e vent is the Rev. George H olley from near Gallipolis, O hio. The music and worship will be led by Jerry Sparks, who was at the church one year ago and along with him will be C.J. Davis and his wife, Leigh, who are excellent musicians also. They will bring their lovely infant daughter. The public is invited to attend this Bible teaching series of meetings. For further information, please call the church at 4525643 or the pastor, Rev. Don Seymour, at 452-0088. Winter in the Word comes to Avon Park Who started marriage? W hy do we have marriage? For those of us who b elieve the Bible, it is clear t hat God instituted marriage. H e created Adam first. After a while God saw that Adam w as lonely. All the animals h ad a mate "...but for Adam t here was not found an help m eet for him." After an u ndetermined time God c aused a deep sleep to fall o n Adam, then performed the f irst surgery. He removed o ne of Adam's ribs and f ormed a wife for Adam. God had a design a b uilding plan for family. The f amily was to be a reflection o f God's love for the church ( and mankind). The C hristian family is to be a p icture to the rest of the w orld of God's order of t hings. It starts with the o rder of authority. God set up a hierarchy for t he family: man at the head ( as Christ is the head of the c hurch), woman as the home o rganizer, second in comm and. The children are the s ubjects, learning how to be p roductive adults. They are a ll to be working together in h armony toward a common g oal. The family is a triune u nit, just as God is a triune b eing: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. These three (in one) have worked together in harmony from the beginning. I John 5:7,8 tells us that these three are in agreement. The Bible, God's Word, has given us the blueprint for our families to live in peace and harmony to achieve common goals for God's glory (not our own). Given the above information, have you ever considered God's plan for your family? Have you ever considered your family as the launching pad for the future of your children? How will they see family fitting into the big picture of this world we live in? How does family relate to job, school, church, friends? We are all part of a huge mosaic. Can you see your hand print? Ps. 127:1 says, "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain." Who is building your house? Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com Marriage whose idea was it anyway? The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE € Aluminum € PVC Sets € Wicker Sets € Bars & Bar Stools € Glider Chairs € Swivel Chairs € Outdoor Rugs € Outdoor Fireplaces € Umbrellas € Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! We have just completed the Christmas season 2010, and I hope that this year was extra special for you with much fun, laughter, and many of the Lord's blessings in your life. Most importantly, I hope you remembered to rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ. As we move into 2011, let's try to continue to rejoice in His birth throughout the year. Part 1 of "No ordinary baby" focused on the coming of Christ's birth and the significance of His birth. Passages from God's word showed us the humility of the family that Jesus was born into. God had a special plan for this Christ child, and He would hold such a high position rewarded to Him by His Father. This was prophesied in Isaiah 9:6 of the Old Testament. "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God; Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Part 1 showed how our human minds could lead us to believe that Jesus could have had the perfect life while He was on earth. I also stated the following: "Jesus lived the most difficult and sacrificial life on earth, and He lived it all to the honor and glory of God for us out of pure love." Also, He remained sinless in the process. I had stated that part 2 would give us more detail of the life of Christ on earth. Isaiah 53 gives a good indication of what Jesus would go through on our behalf. As people, we often look at the outward appearance. If we were to choose someone for a high position, we might pick someone based on what they drive, what they look like, financial status, or education. Verse 2 indicates that Jesus was not most attractive. Verse 3 shows us that He was very emotional, and He had much sorrow and grief in His life. It was almost too much for other people around Him to handle. He was hated and put down. Jesus Christ also endured much affliction. Because of our sin problems Jesus sacrificed Himself out of obedience to His father. "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5). Even though Jesus sacrificed in this way, people still would not have anything to do with Him. When we are put in position that is uncomfortable or hurtful, we have the tendency to complain and react rather than respond. Jesus Christ handled things differently and with fewest words possible. Verses 7, 8 show a po rtrait of the difficulty He was in and shows the character that we should try to exercise. "He was oppressed and H e was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter; and as sheep before its shearers in silent, so He opened not H is mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation; for He was cut off fro m the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was strick en. And they made His grave with the wicked-but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth." Isaiah 53 gives us only a brief sum mary of what Jesus Christ went through on our behalf while living. To some degree, the story of His life cou ld seem very depressing. To some, He could appear to have been a victim who would not defend Himself rather than a willing participant in God's ete rnal plan. However, Part 3 will show t he beauty behind everything that Jesus went through and how this it correlate s with our lives today. Leslie Deese is a Sebring resident. S he can be reached at ljb_628@yahoo.com Jesus was no ordinary baby, part 2 Come To The River Leslie Deese Organists, pianists perform in concertLAKE PLACID Mark the calendar for an organ concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church's Reuter Type organ. The concert will be in the sanctuary, 117 N. Oak Ave., at 4 p.m. Sunday. The organist performers include David Rinald, Sue Lewis, Karen Scott, Mary Karlson, and Joy TollChandler. The concert will feature solos, duets as well as a piano, organ duet. Enjoy some sweets out in the courtyard at 3:30 p.m.Primetimers meet for lunchLAKE PLACID First Baptist Church of Lake Placid will host the following events this week: Monday Primetimer's covered dish luncheon will be at noon in fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and a friend. Music provided by Stepping Out in Faith Ministries with Skook and Gayle Wright. Tuesday Confection Connection Women's Ministry will meet at 6:30 p.m. in church sanctuary. Guest speaker will be Cathee Poulsen.King's Brass, Zimmerman in concertSEBRING There will be a free concert at Sebring First Baptist at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass, once again, by popular request. Upward Basketball and cheerleading practices will begin at the Pine Street Recreation Outreach Center this week and all families are invited to drop by and support the kids who are participating. For more information contact the church office at 385-5154.SpringLake church plans garage saleSEBRING Spring La ke United Methodist Chur ch will host its annual gara ge sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, Jan. 22. T he church is at 8170 Cozum el Lane (one-quarter mile ea st of hardware store on U. S. 98). Pre-loved treasures an d bake sale included. Th ey will also serve breakfa st (french toast and sausa ge and breakfast casserole) an d lunch (vegetable beef sou p, hot dogs and sloppy joes). Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING "Grateful Ed" K ilbourne singer, songw riter and folk-theologian w ill perform at St. John U nited Methodist Church as p art of the church's performi ng arts and concert series. This popular artist is k nown for his collections of m oving music, quirky humor a nd insightful monologues. H e combines his acoustic g uitar and singing with a stor ytelling style often comp ared to that of Garrison K eillor, the radio humorist f rom "Lake Wobegon." The performance will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. A love offering will be taken. For information, call 3821736. Kilbourne in concert at St. John United Methodist Courtesy photo Grateful Ed' Kilbourne will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John United Methodist Church.


By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticSome of the best country s ongs are the ones that tell a s tory ones that feature v ivid imagery, a strong narrat ive drive and a killer emot ional payoff. In telling the story of a s elf-destructive singing s uperstar, "Country Strong" h ints at the possibility of d elivering that kind of movi ng experience, but ultimatel y it's too meandering and u neven to ever truly tug at y our heart. Writer-director Shana F este's film occupies an u ncomfortable sort of middle g round. It's not rich enough, a nd its characters aren't d eveloped enough, to be a s earing drama or a portrait of a rtistic torment; "Coal M iner's Daughter," this is n ot. But at the same time, it i sn't over-the-top enough to b e enjoyed as a divalicious g uilty pleasure like "AStar is B orn" or "The Rose." Still, "Country Strong" has i ts moments, mainly in the m usic, all of which is enjoya ble if not earth-shattering a nd is actually sung by its s tars. We already knew G wyneth Paltrow had a voice o n her from the dubious 2000 f ilm "Duets," which her f ather, the late Bruce Paltrow, d irected. It even spawned a h it song for her and Huey L ewis: their remake of S mokey Robinson's Cruisin'," cheesy as it was. H ere, you'd actually like to h ear more from her: It would h elp us better get to know her c haracter, six-time Grammy w inner Kelly Canter, and the s ongs she does sing on stage a re so massively overprod uced, it's hard to tell what she actually sounds like. Instead, Kelly comes off as a jumble of cliches that could apply to any country star, rock star, actor or artist any performer whose creative gifts are weighed down by internal baggage. She's in and out of rehab and her boozy benders are legendary; she was drunk, and five months'pregnant, when she fell off the stage in Dallas, prompting her latest attempt to dry out. That's where she is at the film's start, and where she's having an extramarital fling with one of the rehab center's employees, Beau Hutton (Garrett Hedlund), who has his own musical aspirations. Kelly's husband and manager, James (Tim McGraw), pulls her out of treatment a month early to get her back on the road, and insists that a beauty queen and wannabe country starlet named Chiles Stanton (Leighton Meester) come along as her opening act. Kelly wants Beau to open for her, and so they all end up embarking on a threecity Texas tour. From there, "Country Strong" plays out as a series of flirtations and dalliances, breakdowns and inebriated episodes, none of which seems to carry any more significance than any other. And of course, there is the obligatory moment in which a vodka bottle gets thrown against a wall mid-tantrum. As a sensitive honky-tonk hipster, Hedlund gets a chance to show a bit more personality than he was afforded in the recent "Tron: Legacy," and Meester is endearing as a Taylor Swiftstyle up-and-comer whose peppy, insipid lyrics belie a damaged past. McGraw, the real-life country star who should, in theory, ooze authenticity in this setting, instead comes off as a bit of a cipher and he's the only actor who doesn't get to sing. Feste's script never gives James and Kelly the opportunity to discuss the loss of their unborn child, which devastated both their marriage and her career. Instead, she relies on a painfully clunky metaphor: a wounded baby bird, which Kelly finds at rehab, carries around in a box and feeds with a dropper. Seriously. What's frustrating is that "Country Strong" has its moments. Ascene in which Kelly offers her veteran's advice to Chiles has an honesty that the rest of the film often lacks, and Paltrow reminds us she really can act and not just over-emote with her face covered in smeared mascara when Kelly visits the classroom of a little boy with leukemia. But when she's saddled with trite lines like, "Don't be afraid to fall in love, it's the only thing that matters in life," even the multitalented Paltrow can't make them sing. Motion Picture Association of America rating definitions: G G : : General audiences. All ages admitted. P P G G : : Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. P P G G 1 1 3 3 : : Special parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13. Some material may be inappropriate for young children. R R : : Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. 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LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Friday, January 7, 2011 Parents of newborns can't wait for the baby to sleep through the night, but sleeping through the night can be a problem for children of any age, from birth through their teen years. Even naptime can present a challenge, with a number of daytime sounds and distractions preventing the baby from getting the uninterrupted sleep a parent hopes for. Sleep is vital to a child's health and growth, but what can parents do to help promote quality sleep? While a child's sleep-needs vary as they grow, there are two recommendations that remain consistent, no matter the child's age. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recommends maintaining a regular bedtime routine and a sleepfriendly environment. "Three of the biggest influences on sleep are noise, temperature and light," said Jonathan Sadinoff, spokesperson for LightCatcher Curtains, "so maintaining a sleep-friendly environment means controlling those elements as much as possible and keeping them consistent." In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a cool, dark and quiet room as the best environment for sleeping. Here are some things you can do to make your child's room sleep-friendly and help them get the rest they need. Noise. Busy traffic, noisy appliances, or even the barking of neighborhood dogs can interrupt a child's sleep. Children don't need complete silence to sleep, but minimizing excess sound can help them fall asleep and stay asleep. The white noise of a fan or air conditioner can help block unwanted sound. Carpet, upholstery and blackout curtains can also absorb some of the ambient noise and make the room quieter. Temperature. There isn't an ideal temperature for sleep the point at which temperature conditions interrupt sleep will be different for everyone. But in most cases, the NSF says that temperatures above 75 degrees and below 54 degrees will disrupt sleep. Aslightly cooler room contributes to good sleep because it mimics what happens when the body's internal temperature drops to its lowest level during the night. Monitor your child's room for temperature. Rooms with more sun exposure tend to be warme r and may need a fan. Light. The human body is sensitive to light, even while sleeping. The Better Sleep Council (BSC) says that light, suc h as the rising sun, is a powerful cue to the body and can wake up the brain well before the alarm clock sounds. Keeping the room as dark as possible helps the body fall asleep naturally. The BSC recommends getting as much exposure to sunlight during the day as possible, and to block as much light as possible during sleeping hours to keep the body on track. Both the BSC and the NSF recommend the use of light blocking curtains. Blackout curtains, such as those made by LightCatcher, can help turn the bedroom into the sleep sanctuary children need. Because traditional-width curtains can leak light from the top and sides, LightCatcher blackou t curtains are cut wide, in over 50-inch widths, providing more light prevention. With exclusive Insuldark technology these curtains also provide more sound dampening and more energy savings than traditional curtains, helping to keep the room not only dark enough, but cool and quiet enough for good sleep. LightCatcher curtains are available at buybuybaby.com. Healthy Bedtime RoutinesHere are some tips from Sleepforkids.org for helping children develop bedtime routines that will help them get to sleep: Sleep Tips forInfantsDevelop regular daytime and bedtime schedules. Create a consistent and enjoyable bedtime routine. Establish a regular "sleep friendly" environment. Encourage baby to fall asleep independently and to become a "self-soother." Sleep Tips forToddlersMaintain a daily sleep schedule and consistent bedtime routine. Make the bedroom environment the same every night and throughout the night. Set limits that are consistent, communicated and enforced. Encourage use of a security object such as a blanket or stuffed animal. Sleep Tips forPreschoolersMaintain a regular and consistent sleep schedule. Have a relaxing bedtime routine that ends in the room where the child sleeps. Child should sleep in the same sleeping environment every night, in a room that is cool, quiet and dark and without a TV. Sleep Tips forSchool-aged ChildrenTeach school-aged children about healthy sleep habits. Continue to emphasize need for regular and consistent sleep schedule and bedtime routine. Make child's bedroom conducive to sleep dark, cool and quiet. Keep TVand computers out of the bedroom. Avoid caffeine. How Much Sleep Do They Need?While there is variability between each of us in how much sleep we need, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has noted that the need for sleep changes as we age. The NSF has recommended the following sleep guidelines for selected age groups: Blackout curtains, such as those made by LightCatcher, can help turn the bedroom into the sleep sanctuary children need. FAMILYFEATURES Newborns (02 months)1218 hours Infants (311 months)1415 hours Toddlers (13 years)1214 hours Preschoolers (35 years)1113 hours School-Age Children (510 years)1011 hours Teens (1017)8.59.25 hours Find out more at www.sleepfoundation.org.