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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 01-21-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING For the seventh year in a row, Sebring's Regional Airport is serving as the host to the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. "My first ride in an airplane cost me $1 for 30 minutes," said 92year-old Woodie Jackson of Avon Park. "But that was in 1932," Jackson added. Jackson and his wife Grace were on hand with hundreds on Thursday to visit the Expo and check out the new technology. The Expo featured manufacturers, dealers and pilots who all gathered buy, sell and demo the latest in aero-technology. "We are lucky today. There is great weather," said Robert Wood, one of the event's organizers. According to Wood, the Expo kicked off on Thursday and runs News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Diamonte Mitchell-Laflam drives for two of his eight points in the Devils mauling of the Ft. Meade Miners Tuesday night. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING City council members continued to wrestle with the proposed fence rules Tuesday night at their regular meeting, voting down a proposed ordinance and telling City Attorney Mike Swaine to start over. Debate began last Nov. 16 when the council began the process of revisiting the standing ordinance with the objective of easing restrictions. So far, the one change everyone has thought a good idea from the beginning is measuring set backs from the front plane of a residence. Every other issue, however from height restrictions to types of fencing has raised spirited debate. Which is why it was far from certain the council would vote the ordinance into effect Tuesday. Going into the meeting, the council had passed on first reading an ordinance prohibiting chain link fencing in front yards, but allowing other fences or walls Devils blow away MinersPAGE1BAP man involved in fatal Polk Co. crashPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, January 21-22, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 10 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 74 47Complete Forecast PAGE 10A A couple of storms around in the afternoon Forecast Question: Should the county spend more money to help boost tourism during the summer months? Next question: Would you fly in an experimental airplane? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Maria Costa Age 88, of Lake Placid Irene Goode Age 87, most recently a resident of Golden, Colo. James Rogers Sr. Age 54, of Sebring James Wynn Age 80, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 28% No 72% Total votes: 75 Classifieds7A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Local Golf News3B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times9B Police Blotter2A Religion6B Sports On TV2B Index By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners offer ed Ricky Helms the job of county admini strator on Tuesday, complete with a $12,645 pay raise. Helms countered that he was alread y putting in more time than he was bein g paid for, and that he needed help to do the job as well as time to think about his decision. Board Chairwoman Barbara Stewart began the discussions by possibly breaking Florida's Open Records law when she suggested that Helms and the coun ty staff leave the meeting so that an offer to Helms could be discussed, but Coun ty Attorney Ross Macbeth correct ed Stewart. "We are allowing the public to stay ," Stewart countered. "They (Helms and the staff) ARE pa rt of the public," Macbeth told Stewart. "I would suggest you let it go before yo u Helms to think over job offer Given option of becoming county administrator By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty School District congratulated four of the ir own who have recently become Nation al Board Certified Teachers on Tuesday. Rene Blackmon of Avon Elementar y, Ashley Culverhouse of Memori al Elementary, Donna Nitz of Lake Count ry Elementary and Mary Pierce of Hi llGustat Middle School are the four newe st board-certified teachers in Highlan ds County. Nitz is the first nationally boa rd certified P.E. instructor. Florida ranks second among teache rs who have accomplished this certificatio n with a total of 13,532. The board mem bers each expressed their sincere apprec iation for these four instructors goin g above and beyond to better the students in School board applauds certified teachers, Web site Helms Sebring decides to start over with fence ordinance By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y christopher.tuffley@newssun.co m SEBRING The propos ed fencing ordinance has draw n more residents to city counc il meetings than other rece nt issues. Attorney Loretta Thompso n appeared before the counc il Tuesday night with two p rimary concerns. "Why is the city gettin g into the fence and wall bus iness when the issues have to do with code enforcement ?" Plenty of verbal fencing about fences News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sebring city council members John Griffin (left) and Scott Stanley listen as private citizens speak out in favor of property rights during a discussion of a proposed fence ordinance Tuesday. Too much wrong with current proposal See SEBRING, page 6A See FENCE, page 6A See HELMS, page 6A Teens struggle to find identityPAGE10B See SCHOOL, page 3A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Look, up in the air ... News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Spectators check out a Sportster Warner Aerocraft on Thursday at the U.S. Air Expo. U.S. Sport Aviation Expo draws crowd to Sebring airport News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Doug Boyle of Piedmont Aerosports talks about flying his trike Thursday morning and said it took him about 10 minutes to leisurely fly from Sunset Motel on Lake Jackson to the U.S. Air Expo at Sebring Regional Airport. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Woodie Jackson reminisces Thursday about his early flying experiences from the 1930s, while attending the U.S. Air Expo with his wife See EXPO, page 3A


News-Sun staffLAKELAND A56year-old Lake Wales woman died Tuesday from injuries she suffered in a crash on U.S. 98 in Polk County involving an Avon Park man a day earlier. According to a Polk County Sheriff's Office release, the accident occurred at 3:32 p.m. on Monday in Highland City. Daniel L. Turman, 52, of Avon Park, was headed north on U.S. 98 in his 2006 Ford F-150 pickup when he tried to pass a car driven by 28-year-old Corina M. Stevens of Bartow. As Turman attempted to pass Stevens, the drivers'side rear quarter panelof his truck impacted the passenger side front quarter panel of Stevens'Altima. Several witnesses said Turman had been driving erratically just before hitting the Altima. This impact caused both vehicles to lose control. The Altima began to spin and entered the median where it came to rest. The F-150 also began to spin, and entered the soft sand within the median. The high center of gravity on the elevated truck, caused it to then roll as its tires began to drag in the sand. The truck rolled before it entered into the southbound lanes of U.S. 98. The F-150 barely missed a southbound Mercedes Benz before it impacted a gold 1998 Mazda Protege, which had been traveling southbound in the inside lane. The driver of the Protege was 56-year-old Ana E. Santiago of Lake Wales. The F-150 was torn into three pieces. The cab of the truck ended up upside down beside the Protege. The bed of the truck landed approximately 75 feet to the north. The engine and frame of the truck landed right side up, partially on top of the Protege. None of the occupants in the Altima were injured. Turman was wearing his seat belt and suffered minor injuries. He was transported via ambulance to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he was later released. Santiago, however, was trapped in her car for 45 minutes before being airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in critical condition. She died on Tuesday. All drivers were wearing their seat belts. The investigation is ongoing. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, January 21, 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. 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If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Jan. 19: Jeffrey Roy Boyce, 48, of Sebring, was sentenced to 56 days in jail for contempt of court reference DUI. Zeneida Luz Chapelin, 23, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended. Chad James Chavis, 30, of Sebring, was charged with reckless driving. Yancey Bernard Clayton, 36, of Frostproof, was booked for a status conference hearing. Danielle Adele Evans, 29, of Altamonte Springs, was charged with fraudswindle (obtain property under $20,000), making a false report of commission of a crime and grand theft (less than $5,000). Sharome Shurphy Bellamy Foster, 23, of Ocala, was charged with probation violation. Luis Manuel Guzman, 20, of Sebring, was charged with probation violation. Daniel Charles Kuhn, 23, of Sebring, was charged with violation of conditional release. Michael Bernard McCune, 18, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing on school grounds. David Richard Orrell, 36, of Sunrise, was charged with opium or derivative trafficking (4 grams to under 30 kilograms), possession of a new legend drug without a prescription, possession of marijuana (under 20 grams) possession of drug equipment and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Jan. 18: Jimmy Wayne Ballard, 51, of Avon Park, was charged with DUI. Rodney Darrell Crull, 49, of Avon Park, was charged with hit and run. Donovan Canute Fletcher, 46, of Sebring, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Dennis Gonzalez, 28, of Sebring, was charged with cruelty toward a child. Charles Andrew Jackson, 41, of Frostproof, was charged with resisting an officer and driving while license suspended. Denise Lasalla Weathers, 39, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana and loitering or prowling. Jerry Lorenzo Wisdom, 23, of Sebring, was charged with three counts of violation of probation reference possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer without violence. POLICEBLOTTER Heartland Christian School sets barbecueSEBRING Heartland Christian School is currently selling tickets for its annual chicken barbeque, which is being held on Friday, Jan. 28. Heartland's biggest fundraiser of the year, the students of HCS invite the public to call the main office at 385-3850 to buy tickets now, or fax orders to 385-6926 (tickets are $8 per meal). Lunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner hours are from 4-7 p.m. Delivery is available to businesses that order 10 or more meals. Home Safety class set for todaySEBRING Jim's Pistolarrow is having another Home Safety class today. Class starts at 6 p.m. This class teaches gun safety, as well as the hows and hows not. Firing time on the range is mandated. Participants must know how to fire a gun, have a gun and 10 rounds of ammo. Sale of ammo will be available. The permit is good for seven years, but a criminal background check ($5) is still required with no waiting. If interested, the class is $85 and the permit is $117. AConcealed Weapons Permit picture is needed. This picture can be obtained at any photography studio. Participants must be fingerprinted. This can be done at the local sheriff's department. If fingerprinted at the sheriff's department, the fee is $39.25. The amount to be sent to the state still remains $75. If interested, call the range at 655-4505.Legion Car and Bike Show is SaturdayLAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 at 1490 U.S. 27 N. in Lake Placid is having a Car and Bike Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Response has been great for the Legion Riders group as more than 20 show bikes and many other bikes have promised to be here. Cars on the other hand have had limited response More classic, custom, rod s, etc., are needed to make i t a success. It is a showing. There i s no registration. Awards will be by popular vote of all attendees and will be decided after all participants are in place. The awards will be announced at the show an d passed out after names ar e affixed. Call 441-4103 or the Post at 465-0975. Participants'name, numb er and year and make of veh icle are needed.Taste of Sebring benefits Humane SocietySEBRING The Humane Society of Highlands County is a no kill facility. The staff and volunteer s work very hard, and they depend on the public for the food and supplies nec essary to keep the facility going. On Sunday, Jan. 30, 35 restaurants have joined together for a Taste of Sebring at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center. Fabulous food will be served for friends and entertainment provided from 4-7 p.m. and all to help a great cause. Ticket s for the all-you-can-eat event are $25.YMCA looking for good vehiclesSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis running a campaign called Cars for Kids". This campaign is designed to help kids in t he community participate in programs such as soccer, basketball, cheerleading and gymnastics just to name a few. The YMCAis asking fo r donated vehicles in working condition. The YMCAis a nonprofit organization and makes for a great tax write-off. For more information call 382-9622 and ask for Dave. Courtesy photo J.D. Barrett (left) joins Lora Todd, both representing Heartland Riders Association, in making a presentation to Joe Chestnutt of Last Chance Ranch. Not pictured is Jim Miggins, HRA treasurer. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A Special to the News-Sun VENUS Several members of the Heartland Riders Association delivered a donation to The Last Chance Ranch. According to representative Joe Chestnut, the donation helps with the purchase of supplies for the facility store. "The boys are rewarded on a point system for good behavior, grades and work habits. They can then go to the facility store and purchase items with the points that they have earned," Chestnut said. The Last Chance Ranch volunteers at several local events throughout the year. Chestnut said, "We enjoy helping out in the community. The young men earn the opportunity to participate at special events and Run to the Heartland is one of the favorites. Being in an exciting atmosphere is a nice reward for them." After touring the facility last year the Heartland Riders realized what an important program this was to help young men that have literally reached their last chance. The program provides educational, occupational and behavioral guidance for young men who are just one step away from prison. "These young men are extremely helpful to our event," said Lora Todd, marketing director for the Heartland Riders, "and we are very happy to support such a great program right here in our community. We look forward to having them with us again this year." Heartland Riders deliver donation to Last Chance Ranch The News-Sun apologizes for a typographical error in Brooke Marie Deery's obituary printed on Jan. 19. The West Sebring Fire Station 10 is at 3517 Hammock Road in Sebring, zip code 33872. The street number printed Wednesday inadvertently left out a digit. The station's fire fighters are accepting donations in support of the family. Correction Avon Park man involved in fatal crash in Polk County SOUTH DAYTONA BEACH (AP) A78-yearold woman suffered a broken ankle and head injuries when thieves snatched her purse and dragged her from the side of their vehicle through a dollar store parking lot. Police say 29-year-old Lacey Joan Robertson and 25-year-old Sarah L. Higbee were arrested Tuesday, the same day as the purse snatching. Higbee is accused of taking the woman's purse from a shopping cart about 1:20 p.m. Police said the woman ran after Higbee. Surveillance video shos the elderly woman clinging to the vehicle. Woman dragged by car after thieves snatched bag NEWS-SUN


Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Apriv ate budget watchdog group s ays Florida ranks near the b ottom in federal grants and i s missing out on billions of d ollars. mFlorida TaxWatch i ssued a report Wednesday s howing Florida received $ 22.7 billion in federal fundi ng, or $1,224 per resident, in 2 009. That's more than $500 b elow the national average. It p uts Florida in 48th place in p er capita funding. Coming u p to the national average w ould give Florida another $ 10.6 billion. Probe of Rivera finances widensMIAMIAuthorities h ave expanded the investigat ion into South Florida U.S. R ep. David Rivera. AMiami-Dade Police D epartment spokeswoman c onfirmed Thursday her a gency's Public Corruption B ureau is investigating R ivera's financial dealings, but that the State Attorney's Office has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to take the lead. The freshman Republican congressman was elected in November. He has been criticized for not disclosing his work on behalf of a pro-gaming campaign in Miami-Dade County. He says he was not paid anything, but his contract was arranged through a company run by his mother out of her condo. And her company gave him $132,000 in loans.School bookkeeper accused of theftGREENACRES, Fla. (AP) An elementary school bookkeeper is accused of taking more than $13,000 from the school's safe. Police arrested 36-year-old Kim Griffin of Lake Worth Tuesday night. Authorities say she took money that teachers had deposited in the safe at Diamond View Elementary School. By BILLKACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott turned aside criticism Wednesday that his administration is shutting out the news media and the public during an appearance before newspaper editors, broadcasters and the Capitol press corps. The multimillionaire Republican also said he's confident he can cut taxes by about $2 billion and still balance a budget that's already facing a potential $3.6 billion shortfall despite open skepticism from GOPlegislative leaders. Scott insisted he's been transparent and open but defended a gag order he's issued to agency heads while responding to questions during the annual legislative editors meeting hosted by The Associated Press at the Florida Capitol. He was asked about the ejection of reporters from public events and it was suggested his staff'had shown favoritism in selecting certain reporters to provide pool coverage instead. Scott did not respond directly. "I do press conferences. I do gaggles. Anybody can come to those," Scott said. "I feel very comfortable that we're very open." The governor said his department heads need to focus on fixing their agencies rather than doing media interviews. "That's their first job," Scott said, but then added, "I believe in giving people information. I believe in the public has a right to know. I believe the public has a right to know more than what we give them as a government and I'm going to do that." Responding to a complaint about public records requests going unanswered, Scott said his staff is processing them as quickly as possible. Scott a political new comer who was successful in his first try at winning publ ic office did not visit new spapers or seek their endors ements during his successf ul gubernatorial campaign. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 21, 2011Page 3A LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 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 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! 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872863-386-1060 Care You Can Trust, Service You DeserveŽ € Secured Memory Care Unit € Now Accepting Medicaid Diversion € Respite Care € Independent Living € Assisted Living t his community. The school district also w ill be receiving a face-lift o n the technology side of t hings beginning next w eek. The Management I nformation Systems D epartment (MIS) presente d the school board and the p ublic with a sneak peek at t he new and improved s chool district's Web site. "It looks great. It is very u ser-friendly," said chairp erson Donna Howerton. Barbara Lancaster and J ennifer Cooper have spent a year and a half working o n the new Web site, which i s much easier to navigate t hrough as well as easier on the eyes. It features a horizontal and vertical navigation bar that puts more important information right at the users'fingertips, without the hassle of digging through multiple pages or links. Each of the links takes users to a "jumping off" page that allows parents, students, and curious minds to get what they are looking for. The site also includes multiple links to resources and helpful tools for students and parents throughout the pages. The new Highlands County School District Web site is expected to go live within the next week. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The cupola on top of the pavilion in Lake Placid's Devane Park shows many years of wear and tear, reflected in the run down appearance of the park as a whole. A major, grant funded, $350,000 plus, renovation is scheduled to begin soon. A new pavilion, sidewalks, benches, irrigation, sod, and landscaping are designed to create a restful green space where people may gather. through Sunday with more than 145 vendors. "We have a few more that are not here yet because of the weather. "One group, from Hays, Kan., called and said they are still trying to make it," Wood said. Sebring has established itself as the showcase event for the growing sport pilot/light-sport aircraft category, allowing visitors to "see, try, buy and sell" lightsport aircraft, as virtually all of the major light sport manufacturers will be on hand. The event theme this year is "ASalute to Veterans," according to a letter from Wood. "This is a small recognition of the tremendous contribution to our country and to aviation that this select group of people has made," Wood wrote. Wood said the Expo would be saluting veterans on Saturday with half-priced admission. The Federal Aviation Administration is on hand this year to run the Sebring control tower during all four days of demonstration flights. One of the additions to this year's lineup is a focus on pilot certification, Wood said. Doug Boyle, visiting from South Carolina, flew his "trike" in from Lake Jackson, where he was staying for the weekend. "This is about sport and fun mostly, and less abo ut transportation. It's all abo ut the journey, not the destin ation," said Boyle. Boyle's trip took 10 mi nutes on his trike aircra ft, which has a top speed of ju st 40 mph. Continued from page 1A Expo features latest in light aircraft technology News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S The seventh annual U.S. Air Expo attracts a large crowd and lots of new exhibitors Thursday morning during opening day of the event at Sebring Regional Airport. Devane Park project ready to go School district Web site getting upgrade Gov. Scott denies he's shutting out media, public State continues to lag in federal grants


Page 4ANews-SunFriday, January 21, 2011www.newssun.com 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 The refuge would extend t hrough the Kissimmee River V alley down to Lake O keechobee in parts of Polk, O sceola, Indian River, O keechobee and Highlands c ounties. It would expand the s cope and approach of E verglades restoration by p rotecting the Glades'origin al headwaters from O rlando's encroaching subu rbs. It's a bold plan that has v ision but no money or c ongressional support yet. A nd that will be the biggest c hallenge, Salazar acknowle dged. But he told the E verglades gathering that h e's optimistic because, "The Everglades are probably one of the most important ecosystems we have in the United States." The vast ecosystem is also the major drinking-water source for urban South Florida, so additional efforts like the refuge plan to enhance the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, a joint state-federal project of ambitious proportions, are welcome. What's different in the refuge plan is that the federal government, in addition to purchasing about 50,000 acres from willing sellers, will work with Florida ranchers to buy their development rights usually in the form of easements on another 100,000 acres. The ranchers stay in business, but by owning the development rights the federal government will prevent future sprawl oozing toward the Everglades. Florida's new agricultural commissioner, Adam Putnam, praised the plan during the conference. The other big challenge besides getting Congress to fund the refuge is the bedeviling issue of reducing the amount of phosphorous flowing into Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades from the north from the farming industry and the Orlando area. Florida has spent more than $1.6 billion on pollution treatment marshes, but nutrient levels remain unsatisfactorily high. ... Happily, Florida's unique ecosystems have found a good friend in Salazar. An editorial from the Miami Herald. Other viewpoints W hen Interior Secretary Ken Salazar came to South Florida for the annual Ever-glades C oalition Conference, he brought a terr ific gift along: Aplan for a large nationa l wildlife refuge north of Lake O keechobee to preserve the ecologically d iverse Florida prairie and livelihoods of t he area's ranchers. Residents need to grasp what's happened E ditor: It is curious that Florida state legislat ors are so concerned about pension f unds for retired state employees. R esearch analysis will reveal that t eachers in the 1970s and 1980s r eceived pension benefits instead of w age increases. Research will also reveal that former G overnors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist r aided the pension/trust funds for bill ions of dollars. Just like the Social S ecurity trust fund where the federal g overnment confiscated trillions of doll ars to supplement other government p rograms. Now they anticipate pensioners will sacrifice" to receive lost funds. R esidents of Florida should fully grasp t hat state government (Republican P arty for 10 years) bailed out corporate A merica (developers, realtors, bankers a nd insurers), who caused the serious e conomic disaster facing us today. M eanwhile, wholesale corporate corr uption created toxic mortgages that d evastated American workers while o utsourcing good paying jobs to India, C hina, etc. Gabriel Read Avon ParkHarvey's is a sight for all who enjoy theater E ditor: Harvey, Harvey, Harvey, I can't see y ou but I know you are there. How do I k now? Because Bill Farmer as Elwood P Dowd brought you to life on the s tage of Highlands Little Theatre. All t he actors did a superb job with their p art. Amanda Lavan as the niece was w onderful as was Linda Wells-Grosman a s Elwood P. Dowd's sister. Elwood w ill give you one of his cards if you woud like. You say later and he will ask you when. Art Harriman did a great job as director, as did the set design people. When you were in the house, that is the only part of the set you paid any attention to. The, when the lights moved you to the doctor's offices you plumb forgot about the house. With the hard work and money it takes to bring a play to this area, it is a shame the theatre is not packed every night. If you can afford this type of entertainment I do hope you will get out and go. I don't think you will be disappointed. Judee VanBrookhoven SebringPrayers for LULAC member GiffordsEditor: Prayer was the beginning of the LULAC Florida Executive Board and Commissioners at Bonita Springs on the one week anniversary of the Tuscon, Ari. attack for LULAC member Congressman Gabrielle Giffords, the victims and their families. Congressman Giffords has been a LULAC member of Council 1088 since 2006. We ask that everyone please continue their prayers for the victims, their families, the Tuscon community and our country. Patricia Austin LULAC Civil Rights Commissioner District 4Alan Jay makes Christmas another memoryEditor: We would like to thank Alan Jay and his staff for making the Christmas season a memorable experience for all the students, staff members and administrators at Fred Wild Elementary School. Santa and his helpers played a trivia game with the fourthand fifth-grade students. Numerous special prizes were awarded to the winning students. Later, Santa and his helpers delivered a special Christmas gift to all the other students on our campus. The smiles on the children's faces made this a joyous occasion for everyone. What a great way to begin the Christmas season for our students. Thank you Alan Jay for supporting our school and making the holiday season special for everyone at Fred Wild Elementary. Fred Wild Elementary StaffBowen & Son Roofing did great jobEditor: We are so fortunate to have a fantastic roofing company here in Sebring called Bowen & Son Roofing, located at 623 Park St., or call 385-0351. They have been here for about 50 years, repairing or replacing any type of roof you may have and their workmanship is the best. Either Brad Bowen or his son will come out to give you an estimate and answer any and all questions you may have. Once the work starts, you will see a professional job get done and you will not be bothered by their personnel. Then, when your project is finished, they will clean up and let you know exactly what they repaired. We had a leak in our roof when we first moved here and called many different roofing companies and finally someone recommended Bowen & Son. The leak was fixed, the roof repaired and the leak did stop. Most importantly, my wife was happy, so everything ended well. Donn and Judith Goodwin Sebring Who was the first black president? Two decades before the election of Barack Obama, novelist Toni Morrison dubbed Bill Clinton "our first black President." She even said that Clinton was "blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children's lifetime." Well, I could make an even stronger case for my father, Ronald Reagan, as "our first black president" but I won't make that claim. I don't want to diminish the justifiable pride AfricanAmericans take in having a president who is genetically and culturally black. Our first black president is Barack Obama. But the past two years have made one thing clear: Ronald Reagan was a far better friend to black Americans than Barack Obama has been. Just compare the Reagan and Obama records. Under Obama, black unemployment rose from 12.6 percent in January 2009 to 16.0 percent today. This means that black unemployment has increased by more than one-fourth since Obama took office. And the Reagan record? African-American columnist Joseph Perkins has studied the effects of Reaganomics on black America. He found that, after the Reagan tax cuts gained traction, AfricanAmerican unemployment fell from 19.5 percent in 1983 to 11.4 percent in 1989. Blackowned businesses saw income rise from $12.4 billion in 1982 to $18.1 billion in 1987an annual average growth rate of 7.9 percent. The black middle class expanded by one-third during the Reagan years, from 3.6 million to 4.8 million. Before he was elected, in speech after speech, my father said that his economic plan would improve the lives of African-Americans. In a February 1977 CPAC address, he said, "The time has come for Republicans to say to black voters: We offer principles that black Americans can and do support. We believe in jobs, real jobs; we believe in education that is really education; we believe in treating all Americans as individuals and not as stereotypes or voting blocs.'" My father understood that, while African-Americans may vote Democratic, they live as conservatives. Like all Americans, black Americans want to succeed, they want to be free, and they want to maintain strong families. During the Great Depression, Dad played football for Coach Mac McKinzie at Eureka College in Illinois. During a game trip to a nearby Illinois college, the team was scheduled to stay in a hotelbut the hotel manager refused to give a room to Dad's two black teammates, William Franklin "Burgie" Burghardt and Jim Rattan. Coach McKinzie angrily replied that the entire team would sleep on the bus that night. Dad spoke up and offered an alternative: Why not send Burgie and Jim to the Reagan home in Dixon, just 15 miles away? Dad's parents, Jack and Nelle Reagan, would welcome his teammates and the whole team would get a good night's rest. In his autobiography, "An American Life," Dad recalled, "We went to my house and I rang the bell and Nelle came to the door. . Well, come on in,'she said. . She was absolutely color-blind when it came to racial matters; these fellows were just two of my friends. That was the way she and Jack had always raised my brother and me." Burgie was Dad' s best friend on the team he played center and Dad played guard an d he recalled the inci dent as well. Short ly after Dad's inauguration in 1981, libe ral columnist Mark Shields interviewed Burgie, who was then a retired college professor. Burgie recounted th e story exactly as Dad would later tell it in his book, including the warm welcom e from Jack and Nelle Reagan As Shields related in a November 2010 column, the incident took place "in an America where, overwhelmingly, blacks and whites did not break bread together or sleep under the same roof. I n 1981 some eight months before his death Burgie still remembered that Reaga n had not hesitated to invite Rattan and him into his fam ily home. . (Ronald Reagan's) teammate and life long friend William Franklin Burghardt could and did elo quently testify: The Gipper was free of racial prejudice in his personal life." My father was educated in a racially color-blind setting at Eureka College. In March 2009, when Mikhail Gorbachev toured the Ronal d Reagan Museum at Eureka College, he seemed especial ly impressed by Dad's 1932 Eureka yearbook which showed a photo of an African-American woman, Willie Sue Smith, on the same page as my father's se nior picture. Gorbachev was surprised to see a black woman in an American college yearbook of that time. I think I know why Gorbachev was surprised. In my travels in Eastern Europ e, I talked to many who once lived under communism. They told me that the Communist schools required students to read Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Students wer e taught that this book accurately portrayed racism in America today. When Gorbachev saw a black woman in Ronald Reagan's graduating class, it contradic ted everything he'd been taught about life in America Dad's alma mater led the way in promoting racial equality yet much of America lagged behind in race relations. In the late 1950s and 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed us toward a new era of racial harmony, in which all Americans would be judged by the content of their chara cter, not the color of their ski n. In a White House Rose Garden ceremony in 1983, President Reagan signed a b ill honoring Dr. King with a fe deral holiday on the third Monday of January every year. On Dr. King's birthday that year, my father said, "Abraham Lincoln freed the black man. In many ways, D r. King freed the white man. . Where others white and black preached hatred, he taught the principles of love and nonviolence." On this anniversary of Dr King's birthday, less than a month before the hundredth birthday of Ronald Reagan, it's fitting to note that Ronal d Reagan did more to improve the lives of AfricanAmericans than any other president since Abraham Lincoln. Unfortunately, we have to acknowledge that America's first black president has made life worse for us all and especially for black Americans. History does not judge presidents by the color of their skin, but by the conten t of their policies. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and an autho. Ronald Reagan our first black President? Making Sense Michael Reagan Bouquets EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun


Tickets available for fashion showSEBRING Advance t ickets are being sold for the D emocratic Women's Club o f Highlands County's annua l fashion show at 11:30 a .m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at the T win Oaks Tea Room, 246 N Commerce Ave. Fashions will be provided b y Steve and Company. C lassical guitar will be prov ided by Kenny Summers. T here will be drawings and d oor prizes. Desserts will be provided b y Cupcakes Royale. For tickets costing $20 per p erson, call 214-4680. S eating is limited, so purc hase tickets now. Square Dance at ButtonwoodSEBRING There will be a square dance from 7:309 :30 p.m. today at B uttonwood Bay. Nelson W akeman will be the caller. All levels of square danci ng will be called. For more information, call R oger McElfresh at 6554 243Social Dance Club presents The Peter Graves OrchestraSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance C lub hosts Big Band ballr oom dancing from 7-9:30 p .m. today at 3400 Sebring P arkway (formerly Lion's c lubhouse). Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other favorites to the 10-piece Peter Graves Orchestra Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Appropriate dress required. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m. For more information, call 471-0559.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Highlands County Moose Lodge 2494 will have karaoke by Bill Thompson today. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have music by Big Freddie from 5-8 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For details and menu selections, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have music with Now & Then on Saturday. Bingo is set for 2 p.m. For details, call 6995444. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will play Texas Hold-em at 2 p.m. today. Music with Tom McGannon from 6-10 p.m. Bingo-bango is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. The Women of the Moose will have a duck raffle, and music with Jimmy Black is from 6-10 p.m. For details, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will have music by Larry Musgrave today. The ladies rummage sale is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the lodge. Donations must be left at the lodge from 2-7:30 p.m. today. No clothing. All donations must be in good, clean condition. For further information on the sale, call 2600520. For lodge event details and menu selections, call 465-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will have music by Southern Ridge from 7-11 p.m. today. Texas Hold-em is set for 9 a.m. Saturday. Music by Johnny and Pasty from 7-11 p.m. For more information and menu selections, call 655-3920.Home Safety class set for todaySEBRING Jim's Pistolarrow is having another Home Safety class today. Class starts at 6 p.m. This class teaches gun safety, as well as the hows and hows not. Firing time on the range is mandated. Participants must know how to fire a gun, have a gun and 10 rounds of ammo. Sale of ammo will be available. The permit is good for seven years, but a criminal background check ($5) is still required with no waiting. If interested, the class is $85 and the permit is $117. AConcealed Weapons Permit picture is needed. This picture can be obtained at any photography studio. Participants must be fingerprinted. This can be done at the local sheriff's department. If fingerprinted at the sheriff's department, the fee is $39.25. The amount to be sent to the state still remains $75. If interested, call the range at 655-4505.Lake Placid Garden Club's annual Fashion ShowLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club's Scholarship Fund presents "Blossoming Friendship" Fashion Show and Luncheon. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Placid High School Auditorium, 101 Green Dragon Drive. Fashions will be provided by Elizabeth's Bridal & Formal Wear, Kelly's Florist & Decorating, Lake Placid Embroidery & More, Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear, Steve & Co., Sue's Cubby Hole Boutique and Tropical Island Wear. Intermission entertainment by Covered Bridge Barbershop Quartet "The Bridge Bunch." Catering by The Depot Restaurant. There will be door prizes and opportunity table. Tickets are $22. For tickets, contact Diane Brouhle, at 465-5425. Tickets now on sale for Arc's Afternoon TeaSEBRING Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center invites the public to Arc's Afternoon Tea from 24 p.m. Saturday at the Sebring Lakeside Resort. Also sponsoring the event is Wells Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep. Finger sandwiches, pastries, assorted teas and cold drinks will be served. Guest speaker Sunny Serafino, the author of several books based on family values and courageous women, will speak on the "Importance of Family." Special recognition will be given to women who have been a part of the Ridge Area Arc "family" over the past years. There will be drawings for several raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $30 and should be sold in advance. All proceeds benefit the individuals with developmental and other disabilities served by Arc. For more information contact Rhonda Beckman at rbeckman@ridgeareaarc.org or call 452-1295, ext. 112.Benton to discuss planned Behavioral Health CourtSEBRING Sheriff Susan Benton will discuss the progress toward develo ping a Behavioral Health Court for Highlands County in the Tenth Judicial Circui t. The court is to serve courtinvolved individuals with mental illness and co-occur ring disorders and ultimatel y reduce recidivism among those individuals. She will speak at the meeting of the Florida Partners in Crisis for Circu it 10 (Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties). The public is welcome and the meeting will be held from 9-11 a.m. Feb. 25 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., second floor. Maria CostaMaria Antonia Costa, 88, o f Lake Placid went to be w ith her Lord on Saturday m orning January 15, 2011 at t he Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center in S ebring. She was born on M arch 4, 1922 in Italy to pare nts Giovanni and Anna ( Lettieri) Grosso. Ahomemaker she moved t o Lake Placid seven years a go from New York. She and h er family enjoyed spending t he winters in Hollywood, F L. Mrs. Costa loved being w ith her family and enjoyed b eing around friends and was a member of the St. James C atholic Church. Mrs. Costa is survived by f our loving daughters; S alome Josephine CostaY uhasick, Anna A nttommarchi, Jane Costa a nd Jeanette Santamaira, two g randchildren and one great g randchild. AMass of Christian Burial w as held 11:00 AM W ednesday January 19, 2011 a t the St. James Catholic C hurch 3880 Placid View D rive Lake Placid with F ather Michael Cannon celeb rating. Further services and b urial be at St. Charles C emetery in New York. W ords of comfort to the fami ly can be made by visiting w ww.scottfuneralservices.co m Arrangements entrusted t o the: Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, Florida 33852 863-465-4134Irene GoodeIrene Grace Goode, 87, most recently a resident of Golden, C olorado passed away at her h ome January 17, 2011. Irene h ad lived in Golden only 10 m onths, having just moved f rom The Crystal Lake Club i n Avon Park, Florida, where s he and her husband lived s ince 1990. Irene was born in Salisbury, Maryland on June 12, 1923. She spent her youth in Georgetown, South C arolina. Here she met Marine Warren B. "Doc" Goode. Soon after meeting "Doc," they were married in Washington, D. C. in 1944. Following World War II, Irene and Doc moved to Ohio. Irene graduated from Mary Manse College in Toledo, Ohio and then served as a teacher in the Toledo Public Schools for 28 years. Irene loved her family, knitting, reading, playing many card games, most notably bridge and poker. In her retirement she took up piano lessons and golf. On three occasions she accomplished the "hole in one" feat. She cherished her years in Florida and her many friends at the Crystal Lake Club. Irene consistently recognized them on their birthdays with a card and a kind message. Irene and "Doc" celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2009. Irene was predeceased by her 16-year-old son, Scott R. Goode, in 1962, her husband, "Doc" in 2010 and many Ohio relatives. She is survived by her daughter Suzy (Bill) McKee (Golden, CO), grandchildren, Meredith McKee (Aspen, CO) & Greg McKee (Chicago, IL). The family and Irene are deeply appreciative to the staff of The Golden Pond Retirement Community, Optimal Home Care and those at the Agape Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2pm at Golden Pond. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by mail: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, Pittsfield, MA01202 or phone: (888)557-7177.James Rogers Sr.James "Jimmy" Rogers, Sr., 54 of Sebring, Florida was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from his home in Sebring. Jimmy was born in Ohio and moved here in 1981. He worked as a mechanic for most of his life. He loved spending time outdoors with his friends and family. Jimmy is preceded in death by his wife Jan, his brother Art and parents James and Connie Rogers. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Mandy Carlisle and her husband, Jason of Sebring, Michelle Rogers-Nickerson and her husband Bill of Sebring; a son, James Rogers, Jr. and his wife, Jennafer of Winter Haven; two sisters, Eva of Sebring and Donna of Minnesota; a brother, Rick of Sebring; 7 grandchildren. Acelebration of Jimmy's life will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 from 2-5:00 pm hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Celentano at 5711 Cherry Road, Sebring, Fl 33875. Death NoticeJames Edward Wynn, age 80, of Avon Park, Florida passed away Monday, January 17, 2011. 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u p to four feet high at the f ront property line; walls or o ther fences up to 6 feet high w hen set back 25 feet from t he front property line; and w alls or other fences up to 8 f eet in height when set back 5 0 feet from the front propert y line. Allowances are made for h igher gate posts and room f or ornamental enhancements o n wall tops. Rules for backyard fencing a re different from front yard r estrictions in the proposed o rdinance. They allow 6-foot-high b arriers, and chain link fenci ng from the front plane of a h ouse to the back property l ine. The council is not united in i ts opinion, however, with C ouncil Member Margie R hoades being categorically o pposed to solid walls in g eneral and President John C lark leaning toward greater l atitude, particularly for l arge-scale properties where g reater height makes sense a esthetically. But citizen reaction has d riven the debate to a large e xtent. Initially two property owne rs, also immediate neighbors, lobbied the city for variances in order to build perimeter boundaries higher than 4 feet. They each also plan large, imposing gateways. The 8-foot-high wall option came about because of that debate. Public reaction, however, was relatively subdued until the council decided to ban chain link fencing in front yards. That brought out an array of opposition, including lawyers, home owners and fence builders. Two main issues were debated the rights of a land owner to self expression and the elitism implied in rejecting chain link. Chain link is the most affordable way to keep children and dogs in and intruders out, citizens told the council. Banning chain link effectively meant many people would not be able to afford protection for their homes, children or pets. As to fence appearance, the council was told maintenance is a code enforcement issue. During the course of Tuesday's meeting the council decided three things: The ordinance as written was a mess of corrections and margin notes and it had to be rewritten; that chain link fencing up to 4 feet in height had a place in the front yard and that 8-foot walls anywhere were a bad idea. Swaine was directed to start from scratch. The newly revised ordinance will be brought before the council again, most likely in February. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, January 21, 2011www.newssun.com Wednesday, Jan 26thLake Placid Womens Club 10 N. Main Street € Lake Placid 2521US27N. 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In a telephone interview W ednesday, Thompson said s he had been going to review 1 6 reasons she opposed the c ouncil's opposition to chain l ink fencing, but her "conc erns have been lifted" with t he council's reversal on that p oint. In general, Thompson a rgues that a person should b e able to build what he or s he wants on private propert y. "If someone has an 8-foot r edwood fence next to me, w hy should I care?" she a sked Wednesday. Thompson made it clear, h owever, that safety issues s hould be paramount. There n eeds to be clear line of sight a t street corners, she said, a dding that minimum mainten ance standards were also n ecessary for safety reasons. "But minimum mainten ance standards are an issue f or code enforcement," she s aid. Gingerlee Mitchelllindo, w ho is involved in a longr unning legal dispute with t he city, allowed anger to e nter her voice Tuesday night a s she argued against the prop osed ordinance. Mitchelllindo read from a p repared statement. "I'm here to state that I will not allow you to take away my property rights to protect my land and person not for your aesthetic reasoning. My fence is my first defense in an intruder entering my property." Part of Mitchelllindo's disagreement with the city has to do with the wall she built in her front yard, opposite Sebring Middle School. The wall has sections of chain link fencing between stucco columns, but it is the solid wall portion of the barrier to which the city objects. That issue is complicated, involving roadway changes, easements, sidewalks and line-of-sight concerns, as well as conflicting lot line survey reports generated when the wall was built and then when East Center Avenue was widened including surveys by Council Member Bud Whitlock. Mitchelllindo is taking legal action, she said, and as a result had a court reporter at the meeting. "I need a verbatim account of the proceedings," she said In a follow up interview Wednesday, "because I am going to appeal the council's decision (to make her tear down her wall)." Mitchelllindo said, "Federal and state statutes mandate a 15-foot easement in the front, and 7 feet on the sides. There's no reason it needs to be more than that. Every time you add to the easement, you take away my property. "People moved here because it's rural and they can do their own thing. They (the council) are micro-managing like they shouldn't. That's what I'm addressing." Other citizens rose to ask if property owners who already have chain link fences would be grandfathered in. The answer, the council said, is yes. One individual, John Nehila, thanked the council for not banning chain link fences, then became agitated when he accused the city of favoring the rich. He accused the code enforcement department of citing him for unmown grass, when a property close to his, with a fancy house, had grass several feet high and never been cited. When Council President John Clark said, "It's just my suggestion, but we should vote down this (proposed ordinance) and start over," the audience applauded. Continued from page 1A Sebring starting over on fence issue News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Gingerlee Mitchelllindo addresses the Sebring City Council Tuesday night, to protest its proposed fence ordinance. City administrator Scott Noethlich is left. Fence ordinance creates debate ... I will not allow you to take away my property rights ... for your asthetic reasoning.'GINGERLEE MITCHELLLINDO Sebring resident violate the open meetings law." Stewart asked Helms if he had any requirements to take the job, and Helms responded that if the commission wanted to offer him the job, and he would consider the proposal. One of the objections that Helms had about the county administrator position was the amount of time required to do the work without proper staff. "The hours I have committed to this .. (I have) invested a lot more than what is on my time sheet," Helms said. "The amount of time commitment is not one I could sustain longer." Stewart asked what Helms thought would be a fix for the amount of time he is spending to get the job done. "It would have to be a fulfilling of a position that would be vacant if I am county administrator or it would have to be a reorganization of the organization," Helms answered. Commissioner Jack Richie was concerned about the length of time that Helms would spend at the position, if hired. Helms answered that he would make a commitment to a minimum two years to a maximum of five years. "That would be up to the board. This board would be the sole determination of what that would be. I know that the board would be looking for someone for two to four years, certainly that would carry me beyond the time I expect to be working in Highlands County," Helms said. "I have a commitment to Highlands County, and I want to do what is best for Highlands County. I would make a commitment of a minimum of two years and a maximum of five," sa id Helms. "I feel strongly that w e need to offer this to Ri ck Helms and only Rick Helm s at this time," said commi ssioner Greg Harris. Helms left the meetin g after the initial questio n were asked, stating that it would be easier on the com mission to make a decisio n without him present. The commission di scussed several item s, including reorganizin g county staff, before deci ding to offer Helms and add itional $12,645, raising h is pay to $129,000 per yea r. But the commission wou ld not authorize anymo re employees. Stewart also suggested a one-year contract wi th Helms. "I'm not prepared to gi ve an answer today," Helm s told the commission befo re he suggested to come ba ck at the next meeting. Stewart suggested an additional week for Helm s to think about it, since t he meeting on Jan. 25 is su pposed to be a night meetin g. "That would be better ," Helms said. Continued from page 1A Helms offered administrator job (I have) invested a lot more than what is on my time sheet. The amount of time commitment is not one I could sustain longer'RICKHELMS acting county administrator The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 21, 2011Page 7A Gopher tortoises live so long that it is no wonder Joan Berish has spent most of her working life studying them. The biologist-researcher with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in Gainesville started capturing, measuring, marking, releasing and tracking them in the early 1980s, recording important information about the structure and dynamics of populations over time. The baseline data included burrow distribution and how tortoises use their habitat. Tagging them with radio transmitters helped. Twenty-seven years later, Berish encountered some of the same tiny drill-holes on the edges of their shells. “They’re very, very long-lived critters. Saying they have a life span of 40 to 60 years may be conservative,” Berish said. Wildlife Management Area, a research site in North Central Florida managed cooperatively owner, the FWC and the St. Johns River Water Management District. managed through tree thinning and habitat for gopher tortoises. After a hiatus of several years working on gopher tortoise relocation permitting, Berish returned in 1992 to her research interesting things scientists learn are through gathering and analyzing data, then making comparisons. Timber Co. had clear-cut its land a few years earlier. “It was scruffy looking – lots of small trees and shrubs. Yet, despite this, I found some of the same gopher tortoises I had marked nearly a decade earlier, and some new ones,” Berish said. gopher tortoises by providing plentiful forage. This year, Berish conducted another follow-up survey. Where the pines had become thick again, the trees and conducted burns to remove shrubby undergrowth, so that tender grasses and other low-growing plants could provide recipient areas for gopher tortoises relocated from development, enabling the company to make money on the tortoises the FWC permits it to receive. This year, she found that the babies had grown, new tortoises had moved in and some had moved out. She even came across the godfather, tortoise No. 33, which could be 60 or more years old. “He was one of the earliest marked and later recaptured tortoises in the featuredcreature You can help Gopher tortoise. Below: A gopher frog, left, and a pine snake, right, are two species that share a gopher tortoise’s burrow.Researching long-lived animals takes time – lots of time study,” she said. “He’s so old he has just about stopped growing.” Amazingly, No. 33 showed “site area where originally found, despite heavy timbering activity. “Such tenacity shows timbering can be compatible with gopher tortoise habitat,” Berish said. indicate that the majority of gophers can dig out after timbering if there isn’t a lot of debris on top of their burrow entrance.” The fact that silviculture, cultivating a forest, can have tortoises, not just an adverse effect, is good news for all, Berish said. The three-decade study also found that tortoises use raised planting beds, windrows and ecotones (edges created where pine stands of different ages come together). These are important considerations when relocating gopher tortoises. The fruit of the gopher apple ( Licania michauxii ) is a favorite food for the gopher tortoise ( Gopherus polyphemus ). Joan Berish measures a mature gopher tortoise.By FWC Staff If you build an archway out of stones, the shape and placement of the rocks will defy gravity and keep the stones suspended overhead. The keystone – the one in the center at the top – is especially important. Without it, the structure will collapse. A seldom-seen animal parallels this architectural rule. Every time the Southeastern United States loses a certain land turtle, 350 to 400 members of the animal kingdom may be negatively affected. That is because they seek refuge or live in the burrows that this keystone species builds. Meet the gopher tortoise “Gopherus polyphemus.” This medium-sized turtle with a gray or amber to dark brown shell is as old as the sandhills it loves. In fact, it is one of the oldest species on Earth, dating back to the Despite surviving the perils of geological time, during just the past three decades, the rate of decline for the species exceeded 30 percent, so in 2007 the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) listed the gopher tortoise as threatened. The FWC also created a plan to protect the tortoise and its habitat in Florida’s 67 counties. “To me, the gopher tortoise is such an innocent creature,” said Deborah Burr, the FWC biologistadministrator over conservation planning for the reptile. “All it does is burrow in the ground to live and come out to forage on grass and leaves.” Being a harvested species until the FWC prohibited that in 1988 didn’t help the animal, nor did the destruction of its burrows because of plowing, bulldozing or paving. Gopher tortoises live in high and dry places people want to use, such as sparsely treed longleaf pine and oak sand hills, pastures, prairies, roadsides, scrub, and coastal grasslands and dunes.PlanningThe FWC, together with the people who want to use such land and other interested parties, came up with a management plan to encourage landowners to conserve the tortoise while still allowing people to use their land. “If construction or development will impact gopher tortoises or their burrows, people have to get a permit to move the reptiles,” Burr said. Yes, that costs money. However, those who want to set aside an area to take in relocated tortoises have the potential to make money. While the recipients also need a permit to ensure they meet the turtle’s needs, $800 to $1,200 a tortoise. The FWC requires such recipients to prescribe cyclical burnings to maintain an open canopy and to conduct other land management Burr noted that because so many species depend on the gopher tortoise, the FWC prohibits moving one more than 100 miles from its home. “We want to keep them distributed the way we found them.” Even though it is not particularly social with other tortoises, the gopher tortoise doesn’t mind sharing with other animals the one-entrance burrow it digs with its strong, clawed legs. The tunnel is just big enough for the tortoise to turn around inside. Into the burrow crawl diamondback rattlesnakes; long and beautiful, but harmless, eastern indigo snakes (federally listed as endangered); burrowing owls, rabbits, foxes, skunks, armadillos; and hundreds of insects and spiders. Critters, such as the gopher frog, gopher cave cricket and Florida mouse, are “obligates” of the gopher tortoise: They are rarely found anywhere except in the burrows. These creatures are not capable of digging this shelter.HomeThe cold-blooded tortoise digs to escape the hot sun, cold weather and predators. The sand it pushes out of the half-moon opening is the apron. That is where it lays its eggs, as does the indigo snake. The slow-to-mature tortoise doesn’t lay pingpong balls until it is 10 to 15 years old. Adults grow to be about a foot long, weigh up to 30 pounds and live 40 to 60 years in the wild. When foraging, the tortoise uses its beak to chomp on grasses, nettles and poison ivy, and tender, low-tothe ground plants. It usually gets the moisture it needs from plants. While it is at it, the gopher tortoise “plants” grass seeds contained in its droppings. No wonder some ancient civilizations chose the tortoise to depict creation, carrying the world or the heavens on its back. It is the Atlas of the uplands.Ancient Atlas of the uplandsHazardous crossing? It is OK for adults who see a gopher tortoise crossing a road to pick it up and put it on the side of the road to which it is headed. Never put gopher tortoises in water. They only live on land.Recognize burrows. The entrance to the underground home is a half moon shape, with the curve on top. Loose, clean sand fans out, like an apron, from an active burrow. You can protect the burrow, and prevent people and large animals from stumbling over it, with a log over the backside of the entrance or with a marker or Make a donation.The Gopher Tortoise Habitat Fund furthers the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) management plan to protect the threatened gopher tortoise. Funds will help obtain gopher tortoise habitat and assist with the cost of land-management activities needed to maintain suitable living and Wildlife Foundation of Florida Tallahassee, FL 32302 Make sure to put “Gopher Tortoise Habitat Fund” on the memo line of the check.To learn more, go to MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise Gopher tortoise burrowKids coloring corner


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BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court 590 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that the following described vehicle will be sold for towing & storage pursuant F.S. 713.78 Sale to be held at Alan Jay Automotive Network 441 US 27 N Sebring, FL 33870 863 402 4210 on 2/7/11 at 10:30 am Vehicle is 2006 NISS 4d # 1N4AL11D76N341738 Leinor reserves the right to bid. January 21, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-1070-GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KARLA J. ROMERO a/k/a KARLA J. HILARIO, an individual; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARLA J. ROMERO a/k/a KARLA J. HILARIO; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as unknown tenant(s) in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure of SunTrust Bank entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, on February 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. The legal description of the property being sold is described as: KNOWN AS: 1012 TRIUMPH DR ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-WIT: LOT(S) 22, BLOCK 17 OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 49, ET SEQ., OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS, EASEMENTS, COVENANTS, OIL, GAS OR MINERAL RIGHTS OF RECORD, IF ANY The Property or its address is commonly known as 1012 Triumph Drive, Sebring, Florida 33872. DATED this 10th day of January, 2011. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER GC 10-818 STEPHAN ACHESON, TIMOTHY ACHESON, and ROBERT ACHESON Plaintiffs, VS. DUSTY M. FERGUSON and all known or unknown persons claiming under or through them, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Default Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 3, Block 15, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 34, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, Public Records of Highlands County,Florida; together with the 1986 double-wide OAKS Mobile Home, Title Numbers 43139243 and 43137508 and Vehicle Identification Numbers 32620318AV and 32620318BV, located thereon. STREET ADDRESS: 151 Martin Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11:00 a.m., on the 9th day of February, 2011. NOTICE: 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. SIGNED this 13th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON FEBRUARY 15, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Juanita Jervier 109 Sue Austin 111 Craig Overhold 131 Aimee Bowlin 248 Jon Kah 341 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. January 21, 28, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-08 IN RE: ESTATE OF WINIFRED C. ALLEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WINIFRED C. ALLEN, deceased, whose date of death was December 11, 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 TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and 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 21, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Dottie Spencer 3471 Ike Avenue Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Clifford M. Ables CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III Attorney for DOTTIE SPENCER Florida Bar Number: 178379 551 S. COMMERCE AVE. 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January 21, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. GC 10-1317 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICANS, A S TRUSTEE FOR TEH REGISTERED HOLDERS OF SAXON ASSET SECURITIES TRUST 2005-4 MORTGAGELOAN ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER J. PYLE, MARIA A. PYLE, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. Notice of Action TO: Christopher J. Pyle Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 59, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, A T PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 4501 COOPER DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clarfield & Okon, P.A. Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice, on or before February 18, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on January 6, 2011. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk Clarfield & Okon, P.A. 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COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE! 18 HOMES! SEBRING -Sat. Jan. 22nd, 8am 3314 Sparkling Dr, 1 block off Scenic Hwy, down Summit, turn rt, Tools household items, some antiques, lots of misc. SEBRING -Multi Family Community wide sale @ hickory Ridge Dr. (2.5 miles E on 98) before RR tracks, turn rt. & follow signs, Fri-Sat, Jan. 21-22, 8am-4pm. Lots of tools & Much More! SEBRING -Francis I Estates, 332 Tigertail Rd, Fri-Sat, Jan 21-22, 7am-4pm. Household items, tools, LOTS OF MISC. SEBRING -ESTATE SALE Sat & Sun, Jan. 22 & 23, 2011 Sat. 8 am and Sun. 1 pm 232 Thrush Ave SIGNS BEGIN ON HAMMOCK RD & 27 ENTIRE HOUSE & PATIO Bdrms, Living Rm, Family Rm, Dining, Pots, Pans, Etc. COIN COLLECTION SALE BY THE FURNITURE DOCTORS SEBRING -Desoto Park Annual Sale, 3130 Pond Dr. off Desoto City Rd. Fri Jan. 21 8am-4pm-Sat Jan. 22 8am 1pm. Lunch counter, bake sale, crafts, furn., appl. clothing, ETC. SEBRING -1702 Theon Ct. (one mile N. of circle on 17). Thur-Fri-Sat, Jan 20-21-22, 8am-? Duck decories, old wood planes, outdoor furn., ladders, lots of tool & Much Much More! SEBRING -"INSIDE SALE" 1316 Hitakee (off Lkview) Fri-Sat, Jan 21-22, 8am-? $1 Plus sz clothes, baby/kids items, sports cards, household & decor items, shoes, teachers books & MORE! LAKE PLACID-B & R Warhouse Bay #31, behind bowling alley, 722 US 27 S. Sat. Jan 22 8am-1pm. Furn, books, tackle, water skies, morotcycle lift, shark jaws, househld items MuchMore! LAKE PLACIDTwo Family Sale Leisure Lakes 3032 Brooklands Ave. Fri-Sat-Sun Jan 21-22-23 8am-? Tools, household items, window a/c. Lots Of Misc! LAKE PLACIDRummage Sale, baked goods & much more! Serving breakfast & snacks. Lake Placid Elks lodge, 200 CR 621 behind Winn Dixie. Sat. Jan. 22nd, 8AM Noon. LAKE PLACID1200 Durrance Rd., Leisure Lakes, Home, Office, toys & Much More! Jim 863-414-3493 AVON PARKVILLA DEL SOL PAR K WIDE SALE! (behind Winn Dixie) Sat Jan. 22nd, 8am-12pm. AVON PARK2625 London Rd, L of f 27 to Cty Line Rd, go 1.1 mi, L on Buckingham, 2nd St on L, Sat-Sun, Jan 22-23, 8am-? Household, clothes, furn, dishware, books, videos & MORE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales ROOFING GUNPorter cable, coil type. $95 OBO. 863-8733801 RANGE -Kenmore. smooth glass top, white, works excellent, looks okay. $100 863-385-0650 MATTRESS TWIN( 1ONLY). GOOD CONDITION. $30. 863-873-3801 CAPODIMONTE -basket of fruit. My best one, $12.50 863-214-6697 BABY COCKATIELBeautiful! $75 863-385-2503 ANTENNA TOWER& base, 3-10' sections & 1-9' top. $100 863-273-0811 7310Bargain Buys ALADIN LAMPconverted to electric. could be restored, beautiful as is $12 863-214-6697 A/C UNIT4 Ton Coleman central unit, fan motor replaced, serviced yearly, attch to air handle. $100 863-655-0881 7310Bargain Buys OAK FIREWOODVarious thickness, cut in 1 foot lengths. Sellers give me price on all, (over a cord) 863-655-0521 ADULT TRICYCLEalmost new, large basket, large padded seat and brakes on handle bar. $200 obo. WHEELCHAIR lightweight $25 call 863-655-6212. 7300MiscellaneousREAL ESTATEAUCTION Nominal Opening Bid: $10,000 3028 Beech Street Lake Placid 3BR, 2BA 1,444 SF +/Sells: 4;00 PM Wed., Jan, 26 on site Open this weekend williwmsauction.com 800-801-8003 Many properties now available for online bidding! A Buyers Premium may apply. Williams & Williams FL RE LIC#BK3223097 DANIEL NELSON BROKER, W&W RE LIC#1032049 AUC LIC#AU3278 MONTE W. LOWDERMAN AUCTIONEER 7020Auctions 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -Fully Remodeled Commercial Building in Historic Downtown. 1850 sq ft, office, 2BA, large indoor storage & fully fenced back storage facility. High volume traffic area, Great for Business! 863-385-3474 or 863-381-2717 6750Commercial RentalDOWNTOWN SEBRING Professional Office as low as $229/mo. A/C & Utilities included. Conf. room, elevator, single & double suites. Low cost DSL avail. 863-385-1705 www.HainzCenter.com 6600Business & OfficesFor RentSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent WANTED -Qualified Renter /Buyer (% back). Lg clean beautiful home at 4037 Lakewood Rd. 1/2 mile S. of YMCA, (VIDEOLS.COM). (2nd lot & 2nd. garage? ) ask me. 863-214-6697. SEBRING -LAKE JACKSON 2BR. 2BA., near boat ramp & Mall. Screened porch, W/D hookup, refrigerator & stove Pets OK! $750 monthly. 863-385-7237 SEBRING -Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, screened porch, W/D hookups. $750/mo. plus last month & security deposit. View by appointment. Call 863-381-6747, leave message. LAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes 2BR/ 2BA/ 2/CG, fenced back yard, central air & heat $ 600 mo. Plus 1st. & last Security. 863-465-3959 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. Convenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $550/mo. Call 863-699-0476 or 863-243-3627. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 6300Unfurnished Houses AVON PARKAFFORDABLE RENTRidgedale Apartments1, 2, 3 & 4 Br Apts Central Location, water & trash included Rent subsidized „ Based on household income. No Application Fee Call 863-452-4432 TTY 800-955-8771 EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY LEMONTREE APARTMENTSAvon Park, FL 33825 1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ $200 Security Deposit2BR, 1BA $645/Month+ $500 Security Deposit Pets Welcome* Washer/Dryer Microwave & WSG Included Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 LAKE PLACID2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, screened patio, water included. Excellent Condition $525 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $585/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile, New paint, New appliances, Screened patios & W/D hook ups. Call 863-452-0469. 6200UnfurnishedApartments AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Cute 2BR, 1BA, fenced yard, most pets OK. $550 + $300 security deposit. 4909 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 ***LAKE PLACID-LEISURELAKES*** Large 3BR, 1.5BA, 1CG, near Golf Course & Lake June. Clean & Quiet $550/mo. Water/Lawn Service included. No Pets. 863-465-9100 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals VENUS -New 4BR, 2BA (jacuzzi in master BA ) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w/option of 20 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 block from Hwy 27. 305-725-0301 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, CHA, W/D Hookup, Carport, Shed, City Water, Close to Shopping, No Pets. 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451. (Others Available) LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lakes Estates, Doublewide, 3BR, 2BA Mobile Home. The best in Country Living! $580/month. Call Michelle @ 863-381-5661. 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 PALM HARBORHomes Factory Liquidation Sale 2009 Model Homes MUST GO! Call for FREE color brochures. 800-622-2832 LK PLACIDAlpine Village. Fully furn 2BR, 1.5BA w/side encl porch/other side carport, faces pond/lake, one of best locations in park. Lot rent $190/mo. 18K OBO. 301-730-5059 AVON PARKBY OWNER! 2BR, 1BA, CHA,150' X 62", enclosed sun rm.,W/D hook-up, land owned, citrus, storage units, REDUCED! $26,900. Financing? 1105 Peel St. 863-368-0275 or 608-647-8323 or 608-475-3060 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesLAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes, 2 Beautiful side-by-side lots surveyed, partly cleared, walk to Lake Carrie $2,950 ea or $5,600 for both Owner will accept reasonable offer. Will Sacrifice! 863-465-9100 4220Lots for Sale SEBRING NEWLYREMODELED 3BR Home, one block from Woodlawn Elem. School. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 1243 Fernvale Ave. Possible Owner Financing. Call 863-675-3387 TODAY! SEBRING -Edgewater Village Lakeview Dr. 2BR, 2BA, 1CG Villa. Beautifully furnished. New kitchen, laundry, TV. Low Maintenance fee includes Cable TV, Clubhouse, heated pool. Private street. Avail Immed. 863-402-9138 4080Homes for SaleSebring Classified ads get fast results CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador


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What to do, what to do? As Sunday draws near, the conflict within me grows. Bears or Packers, Bears or Packers? For those that don't know, I grew up 20 minutes outside of Chicago and thus was brought up rooting for the Bears. Thing is, though, my mom's side of the family hails from the greater Green Bay area although during football season, you could almost say anywhere in Wisconsin is the "greater Green Bay area." And while the Bears were always the instinctual rooting choice, and one of the best years of my life was the magical 1985 Super Bowl Shuffle season, the Packers were always choice 1A. Because during my lifetime, winning seasons for the Bears are more the exception than the norm, and during those many down years the thought was, "well, if the Bears aren't going to do anythin g this year, let's hope the Packers do." Interestingly, save for a stretch or two where the Vikings were the class of the division and neither team warranted much roo ting, it usually was an either or choice. During the late 80s, it was no contest, Bears, Special to the News-SunTheir season-long climb c ame up a little short T uesday night as the Sebring g irls'soccer team fell to R idge Community in the first r ound of the District 5-5A t ournament, 2-1. The girls went into the g ame with the stress of m idterms on their mind along w ith suffering the absence of t wo starting players, Nina M ercure and Jordan Hinkle, d ue to injuries. However, things would s eem to be favoring the Blue S treaks as the forwards kept t he pressure primarily on the R idge defense. Shots taken by juniors J ennifer Cochran, MeKenzie H argaden, Justus Martin and s enior Courtney Cleghorn j ust could not find their way t o the back of the net. Then, a scramble in the S ebring goal allowed Ridge t o take the advantage, ending t he first half at 1-0. Ridge would come back again and earn another goal, putting the Streaks down by two. Yet the girls would not hang their heads just yet, and quickly responded with a Mariana Becker goal to bring the lead back down to one. The defense and the midfield held tight while the forwards continued to provide shots on goal. Despite their best efforts, Becker's goal would be the only one of the night, and thus the Lady Streaks season came to an end. For some, this was not only the end to the 20102011 season, but of their high school soccer careers as well. Seniors Nina Mercure, Courtney Cleghorn and Lauren Welborn unlaced their cleats for the last time. "We seemed a bit too distracted during the first half," explains Cleghorn. "But we came back much more focused and together for the second. It was just a little too late in the game to pull through with the win." Mercure had a few words of her own regarding the overall team efforts. "You could definitely see the improvement we had from our first to our last game," she said. "We may have had our losses, but I am so proud of this team; we had a great and unforgettable season." SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, January 21, 2011 Page 3B Courtesy pho to West Racing Owner Eduardo Espindola plans to put a new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 GT on the track at this year's Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring to contest the GT division. Although not yet on the schedule, the team's website says they plan to be part of the annual ALMS Winter Test to be held at the Sebring International Raceway. By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Preliminary r eports show that better than t wo dozen competitors have s igned on for the annual A merican LeMans Series W inter Test to be held at the S ebring International R aceway February 9-10. Although short of last y ear's record 28 cars at this p oint, additional entries are e xpected in the coming days t o bolster the list past that m ark. Among other things, fans a ttending the sessions will g et their first look at the q uick new Ferrari F458 and t he rollout of the Muscle M ilk Aston Martin L ola/Aston. The only other LMP1 on t he test schedule at this time i s Dyson Racing's L ola/Mazda LMP1 an indication of their plans to move back up to the senior division for the 2011 season. At least three of the F458s will be represented at the test sessions. Two are entered by Extreme Speed Motorsports with the other to be fielded by Risi competizione. Risi also will put a Ferrari 430 on the track as will the Krohn Racing effort. Corvettes will be run by both the factory team as well as a car from Larbre Competition which reportedly will be entered as part of this year's Intercontinental Lemans Competition which kicks off at the Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh From Florida. Other GTcompetitors slated for the February test sessions will include the Team Falken and Flying Lizard Porsche teams and the Robertson Racing Fords. Competitors in both the challenge series also have signed on. The LMPChallenge cars include; Performance Tech, Core Autosport and Genoa Racing. Among a half dozen GTC class entrants getting some early-season track time will be JDX Racing, Alex Job, GMG Racing, TRG, Paul Miller Racing and Kelly Moss Motorsports. Meanwhile, other teams already have been getting some private time at the track. Officials from West Racing have announced their intent to try their new Yokohama Tire-sponsored Lamborghinis at the historic circuit later this month. 25 Cars Sign-on for Sebring Test Days News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Diamonte Mitchell-Laflam drives for two of his eight points in the Devils mauling of the Ft. Meade Miners Tuesday night. And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park easily put Fort Meade away 78-21 at home on Tuesday, but there are still concerns over the loss of center Alonzo Robertson to a knee injury. The Devils played a consistent defensive game every period, capturing 25 steals and taking advantage of every one to hold Fort Meade to under 10 points per quarter. But the loss of Robertson to an injury last Friday during the Frostproof game has slowed the Devil offensive game somewhat. When asked if the missing Robertson, who was on the sidelines for support, has hurt the Devils'strategy, Clemons answered in the affirmative. "Yeah, him being out hurts us a lot," he said. "He had double-doubles in almost every game, and without that, someone has to make up those numbers. It hurts our short game a lot." Robertson is currently second in team scoring with an average of 11.3 points per game, but led the team in rebounds with an average of 13.1. "We are adjusting though. We are working Jeffery Campbell in there, and others are stepping up," Clemons said about the team's effort, and determination to win. Campbell was able to swing 12 rebounds for the game against the Miners, and pick up four points, but other teammates had to pull up the slack on the scoring. "Jeffery is coming on strong, and if he can work on his aggressiveness under the basket, he should do fine," Clemons said Reggie Baker, the Devil's leading scorer for the season, netted his usual 18 points, followed closely by TK Miller with 16 and Avierre Conner with 13, but Robertson's points were then spread out among the other players. Junior Romello Roberts picked up 10 points, followed by eight netted by Diamante Mitchell-Laflam. Defensively, the Devils were able to hold the Miner offense to no points in the third, which set the clock running for the rest of the game. Robertson is scheduled for a battery of tests this week, and is doubtful for the next, but he hopes to return for districts. "I hope they will let me play for districts. I really want to make those. But we'll see," Robertson said. In the meantime, Avon Park traveled to Hardee for a district contest Thursday and host Mulberry tonight. Devils miss Robertson, rout Miners News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Devontray Fleming scores on this lay-up in Tuesday's district match-up with visiting Tenoroc. Fleming, however, would injure himself going for a shot block midw ay through the second quarter with the Dragons down just 24-17. The Titans would then go on a run to extend the lead to 38-25 by halftime and extend it to a 68-47 win. "It's exam week, so hopefully their minds were getting ready for their tests because they did not show up tonight," head coach David Veley said. "Try bruised the back of his hip and was sore, but he will be OK. We do need to get a little healthier, w ith Tray and Kirk (Veley) has a sore ankle. But there's still a lot to go." Lake Placid hosts Frostproof tonight in district action and travels to McKeel tomorrow for a 3:30 p.m. matinee game. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Mariana Becker scored a second-half goal Tuesday night, but it would be the last of the game and season as the Lady Blue Streaks fell to Ridge in the District 5-5A Tournament. Lady Streaks see season end Dragons topped by Titans This time it really matters See RIVALRY, page 4B


SYF Meeting and electionsSEBRING Sebring Youth Football and Cheer will hold its'annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m., at 259 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. The meeting will hold elections for Executive and General Board positions and applications for Football and Cheer head coaches will also be accepted. If you have been looking for a way to give back to the community and have Football or Cheer experience, please come. Any questions, call Amy at 381-4801.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, call Dan Jamison for more information. Open registration for all adult 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.Woman's Club Scholarship BenefitSEBRING The Woman's Club of Sebring will be holding a golf tournament to benefit its'scholarship fund Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Harder Hall Golf Course. The four-person scramble format will have check-in at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $55 per player or $220 per team and includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. There is a Putting and Chipping contest available as well as a $2,000 Hole-In-One prize sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Entry forms are available at local pro shops and are to be sent to The Woman's Club of Sebring, P.O. Box 8174, Sebring, FL, 33872. Registration deadline is February 19. For an entry form or for more information, call Johnell West at 382-0824.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annual South Florida Community College Panther 5K Run/Walk has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFCC Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and Bill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring the event, and proceeds benefit the college's intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $25 from Feb. 17 through the day of the race. Students with a current I.D. may register for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-Fit long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17. Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race day in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center race starts 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. Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING Wings of Faith Worsh ip Center presents the First Annual Go lf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun sta rt at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes o ne team of four golfers, one tee sign and tw o green signs. Gold Sponsor $300 includes one tea m of four golfers, one green sign. Silver Sponsor $150 includes o ne green sign, one tee sign. Bronze Sponsor $100 includes o ne green sign. Individual player $60 includes gre en fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26 ). Team of Four Golfers $240 includ es green fees, cart and lunch ($280 aft er March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, F L 33871. Or register online at wingsoffaithchri stianworshipcenter.com Proceeds to be donated to scholarsh ip program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jaso n Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhanke rson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com .Our Lady of Grace eventsAVON PARK Our Lady of Gra ce Catholic Church has two benefit even ts coming up in the next two months. Tuesday, Feb. 22 they will host t he Todd Allen Show, Classic Branson an d Las Vegas-style entertainment at it's be st. Allen will perform a variety of styl es including Rock n Roll, Country and h is award-winning Elvis impersonations. The show will be held at the Our Lad y of Grace Catholic Church Grogan Cente r, at 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, at 7 p.m For a donation of $10, tickets can be purchased at the Highlands Independe nt Bank and Heartland National Bank Avo n Park locations, Warren's Auto Sales an d the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. The next event will be the First Annu al Golf Tournament at the River Greens 2 7Hole Golf Course Saturday, March 1 2 with an 8 a.m. tee-time. The cost of $60 per player includ es golf, cart, golf shirt and lunch, whi le River Greens members pay just $35. Sponsorships are available as we ll, starting with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign only. AHole Sponsor with Sign, plus a fr ee foursome, is $300, a Co-Sponsor Sig n, plus free foursome, with perogative to f ly their banner is $400 and a Major Spons or is $1,500. All proceeds from these events bene fit the Our Lady of Grace Scholarship Fun d. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 8 Seattle 41, New Orleans 36 N.Y. Jets 17, Indianapolis 16 Sunday, Jan. 9 Baltimore 30, Kansas City 7 Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 15 Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24 Green Bay 48, Atlanta 21 Sunday, Jan. 16 Chicago 35, Seattle 24 N.Y. Jets 28, New England 21 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 23 Green Bay at Chicago, 3 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 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 Boston329.780 New York2219.53710 Philadelphia1724.41515 Toronto1329.3101912New Jersey1131.2622112Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3013.698 Atlanta2815.6512 Orlando2715.643212Charlotte1624.4001212Washington1228.3001612Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2814.667 Indiana1623.4101012Milwaukee1524.3851112Detroit1527.35713 Cleveland833.1951912WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio366.857 Dallas2714.659812New Orleans2716.628912Houston2023.4651612Memphis1923.45217 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City2715.643 Utah2715.643 Denver2417.585212Portland2320.535412Minnesota1033.2331712Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3113.705 Phoenix1921.47510 Golden State1823.4391112L.A. Clippers1625.3901312Sacramento931.22520 ___ Tuesday's Games Atlanta 93, Miami 89, OT Charlotte 83, Chicago 82 Wednesday's Games Phoenix 106, Cleveland 98 New Jersey 103, Utah 95 Orlando 99, Philadelphia 98, OT Boston 86, Detroit 82 Milwaukee 100, Washington 87 New Orleans 103, Memphis 102, OT Houston 104, New York 89 San Antonio 104, Toronto 95 Denver 112, Oklahoma City 107 Dallas 109, L.A. Lakers 100 Portland 94, Sacramento 90, OT Golden State 110, Indiana 108 L.A. Clippers 126, Minnesota 111 Thursday's Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, late Dallas at Chicago, late L.A. Clippers at Portland, late Friday's Games Detroit at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Washington, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m. New York at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia3011565158122 Pittsburgh2914462150110 N.Y. Rangers2718357139115 N.Y. Islanders1423735108148 New Jersey132932990140 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston2613759142103 Montreal2617456118113 Buffalo2020545123132 Toronto1822541114139 Ottawa1723741103144 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2715559140150 Washington2514858133124 Atlanta2318753146153 Carolina2218650137145 Florida2120446123119WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2812662158135 Nashville2515656124111 Chicago2518454150130 St. Louis2217650121129 Columbus2220549123147 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver2910765152113 Colorado2416654152146 Minnesota2418553123128 Calgary2021646126143 Edmonton1424735113155 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2813561135120 Anaheim2619456131136 Phoenix2315955136135 San Jose2319551131131 Los Angeles2421149134117 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Games Anaheim 2, Ottawa 1, SO Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2, SO Philadelphia 3, Washington 2, OT Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1 Boston 3, Carolina 2 Buffalo 2, Montreal 1, OT St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 Colorado 4, Vancouver 3, OT Nashville 5, Phoenix 2 Minnesota 4, Edmonton 1 Wednesday's Games N.Y. Rangers 7, Toronto 0 Columbus 3, Florida 2, OT Minnesota 6, Calgary 0 Thursday's Games Buffalo at Boston, late Anaheim at Toronto, late Pittsburgh at New Jersey, late Washington at N.Y. Islanders, late Ottawa at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, late Tampa Bay at Atlanta, late Detroit at St. Louis, late Nashville at Colorado, late Dallas at Edmonton, late San Jose at Vancouver, late Phoenix at Los Angeles, late Friday's Games N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 9 p.m. Wednesday's Scores EAST American U. 65, Army 62 Boston College 70, Virginia 67 Bucknell 75, Lafayette 56 Buffalo 79, Kent St. 54 Colgate 80, Lehigh 79 Delaware 54, Northeastern 52 Duquesne 88, La Salle 71 Hofstra 66, UNC Wilmington 57 Holy Cross 71, Navy 50 Marshall 75, West Virginia 71 Rhode Island 64, Saint Joseph's 59 Saint Louis 68, Fordham 55 Temple 73, Penn 56 William & Mary 83, Towson 68 Xavier 79, St. Bonaventure 65 SOUTH Duke 92, N.C. State 78 East Carolina 74, UCF 62 Florida St. 55, Miami 53 George Mason 71, Drexel 47 Georgia Tech 74, Wake Forest 39 Louisiana-Lafayette 94, Centenary 62 Louisville 88, St. John's 63 Massachusetts 73, Charlotte 54 Memphis 76, Southern Miss. 75 Nicholls St. 70, Cent. Arkansas 51 Old Dominion 64, James Madison 58 Richmond 68, George Washington 58 SE Louisiana 80, McNeese St. 77 South Carolina 81, Arkansas 74, OT UAB 67, SMU 53 UTSA 63, Northwestern St. 58 Va. Commonwealth 71, Georgia St. 54 Vanderbilt 84, Mississippi 74 MIDWEST Ball St. 60, E. Michigan 51 Bowling Green 73, Ohio 61 Creighton 81, Bradley 68 Indiana St. 70, Missouri St. 69 Miami (Ohio) 84, Akron 76 N. Iowa 77, Wichita St. 74 Notre Dame 66, Cincinnati 58 Ohio St. 70, Iowa 48 Purdue 63, Penn St. 62 Toledo 73, W. Michigan 60 SOUTHWEST Houston 64, Tulsa 57 Oklahoma St. 96, Iowa St. 87, OT Texas 81, Texas A&M 60 Texas St. 95, Sam Houston St. 91 Texas-Arlington 70, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 49 FAR WEST Cal St.-Fullerton 89, Long Beach St. 87 Colorado St. 78, UNLV 63 Saint Mary's, Calif. 67, San Diego 56 San Diego St. 68, Air Force 55 Seattle 75, CS Northridge 68 UC Irvine 76, CS Bakersfield 73 Utah 82, New Mexico 72BASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with RHP Brian Bruney, RHP Jeff Gray, RHP Josh Kinney, RHP Shane Lindsay, RHP Miguel Socolovich, C Donny Lucy, C Jared Price and INF Dallas McPherson on minor-league contracts. MINNESOTA TWINSAgreed to terms with RHP Carl Pavano on a two-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with LHP Brian Fuentes on a two-year contract. National League SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with RHP Chad Qualls on a one-year contract and C Gregg Zaun on a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAgreed to terms with RHP Santiago Casilla on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAcquired LHP Tom Gorzelanny from the Chicago Cubs for OF Michael Burgess, RHP A.J. Morris and LHP Graham Hicks. Agreed to terms with INF-OF Jerry Hairston Jr. on a one-year contract. Released RHP J.D. Martin.FOOTBALLNational Football League CAROLINA PANTHERSNamed Sean McDermott defensive coordinator. CLEVELAND BROWNSSigned LB Austin English and WR Rod Windsor. DALLAS COWBOYSNamed Rob Ryan defensive coordinator. MIAMI DOLPHINSNamed Brian Daboll offensive coordinator. MINNESOTA VIKINGSNamed Mike Singletary special assistant to the head coach/linebackers coach, Bill Musgrave offensive coordinator, Mike Priefer special teams coordinator and Fred Pagac defensive coordinator. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned OL Thomas Austin and T Steve Maneri to future contracts. PHILADELPHIA EAGLESNamed Jim Washburn defensive line coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at McKeel,2/3:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament,Mulberry,vs.McKeel,8 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Avon Park,6:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Liberty,10/11:30 a.m.; Wrestling hosts Spiegel Memorial Invitational,10 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament,Liberty,vs.Liberty,7 p.m. Walker TUESDAY,Jan.25: Girls/Boys Basketball at City of Life,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.27: Girls/Boys Basketball vs.AllSaints,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Jan.31: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,All Saints Academy,TBD MONDAY,Feb.7: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,All Saints Academy,TBD Heartland Christian FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Pine Castle Christian,7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.City of Life,5/6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Haven Christian,5 p.m. FRIDAY,Jan.28: Boys Basketball vs.Southland Christian,5:30/7 p.m. Avon Park FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,6:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Spiegel Memorial Invitational,Sebring,10 a.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament, Mulberry,vs.Frostproof,7 p.m. T T E E N N N N I I S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . 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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands Ridge was the site of the American Legion Post 74 Annual Golf Scramble, held on Saturday, Jan. 15. More than 100 golfers, including teammates from the Veteran Services Office, vied for an opportunity to win a car from Hole-in-One sponsor Alan Jay Automotive Network or $2,000 from the Cohan Radio Group. Representing the Veteran Services Office are Veterans Advisory Board President, Harry Marsh, and member, Mike Basile, Robin Carney, part-time staff member at the Veteran Services office, and Joseph A. Dionne, retired County Veteran Services Officer. This team has played together during golf tournaments the last several years. Coordinator of the successful event was Paul Morris. Proceeds from the event were added to the American Legion Post 74 buildin g fund. Post 74 is located at 52 8 North Pine Street, Sebrin g, near the Sebring Poli ce Department. Associated Press MEDINAH, Ill. Davis L ove III has been appointed t he next American captain of t he Ryder Cup. Love was introduced Thursday at Medinah Country Club, where the United States will try to win back the cup in 2012. Europe won the event last year in Wales and this week selected Jose Maria Olazabal as its captain. The 46-year-old Love has played on six Ryder Cup teams, most recently in 2004 at Oakland Hills. Golf HammockThe Golf Hammock Ladies played a Nassau event (front, back and total) Wednesday, Jan. 19. Winning the First Flight overall was Laura Kebberly with a 63 while Florence Towell topped the back nine with a 32 and Marian Passafume had the best front nine with a 33. Total winner of the Second Flight was Joyce Stanley with a 63. Betty Clarke shot a 33 on the back nine and Shirley Enochs carded a 30 on the front. Third Flight total went to Mary Lindsay and her 65 with Eleanor Short's 35 topping the back nine scores and Jo Thornburg's 32 coming in as the best on the front nine. Last Monday,Jan. 17,the Mezza Group played IndividualPro-Am golf at Golf Hammock Country Club. Taking first place in A Group was Mike Anselm with minus 1 and second place was Jim Gulick with minus 4. B Group first place was Stan Griffis with plus 2 and second place was Harvey Krecskes with plus 1. C Group saw Jack Schell take first place with plus 6. Dave Mulligan and Billy Parr tied for second place with plus 3. Taking first place in D Group was Sal Sboto with plus 4 while Joe Hyzny took second place with plus 3. Doug Haire took first place with plus 10 and Jerry Hodges had plus 5 for second place in E Group. F Group first place went to Lee Stark with plus 1 and Jerry Patterson took second placewith at even. Taking first place in G Group was Paul Skidmore with plus 5 and second place went to Doc Thomas with plus 2. First place in H Group WenttoBob Fidlin with plus 5 and second place went to Roy Allen with plus 3. I Group first place went to Pete Mezza with plus 3 and second place was a tie at evenwent to Frank Branca and Jean Terrell. J Group first place went to Don Tiemens with plus 5 and second place went to Karl Mellor with plus 2. Next Monday will be a scramble beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Golf Hammock Country Club. Please arrive early to register. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Harder HallThe ladies league played a pro am points event on Monday, Jan. 17. The winners were: Tying for first/second places were Patty Forest and Mary Ryan with plus-1 each. Tying for third/fourth places were Elaine Hettinga and Kay Maber with even each. Another Hole In One was recorded as Mary Ryan aced the 109yard fifth hole Monday, Jan. 10. Ryan used a 7-iron to carry the green and drop it into the hole. The feat was witnessed by Ronda Mason, Jackie Christopher and Pat Rowbotham.Lake June West Golf ClubA scramble was played on Thursday, Jan. 13. Winning first place was the team of Andy and Karen Ames, Rob Martin, John and Sue Ruffo with 50. Tying for second/third places were the teams of John and Shelley Byron, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau and Don Bowton; Dick Denhart Joe and Joyce Swartz, Ott and Maxine Wegner with 51 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 2, Joyce Swartz, 3-feet-1-inch; and No. 8, Kim Fiers, 3-feet-10-inches. (Men), No. 4, John Byron, 10-feet-11-inches. The men's association played a Men's Best Ball event on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Winning first place was the team of Pete Otway, Bob Knishka, Jim Lynch, Walt Nagel and John Ruffo with 36; second place, Orville Huffman, Sonny Shelton, Don Boulton and Art Schmeltz with 39; and third place, Rich Loomis, Pete McNamee, Bud Hunter, Fred Neer and Roy Fowler with 41. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Joe Swartz, 1-foot-2-inches; No. 4, Sonny Shelton, 8-feet-3-inches; and No. 8, Bill BrouhIe, 4-feet-6-inches. The ladies association played a Ladies League event on Monday, Jan. 10. Winning first place was the team of Joyce Swartz, Margaret Schultz, Verna Knishka and Mary Malone with 32; second place, Mary McNamee, Kim Givens and Kay Kalusniak with 35; and third place, Wanda Jones Pat Amus, Betty Kincheloe and Elaine Orr with 37. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Gloria Huggett, 3-feet-5-inches; No. 4, Wanda Jones, 11-feet-5-inches; and No. 8, Sylvia West, 6-feet-10-inches.PinecrestThe Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points Wednesday, Jan. 19 and saw Murray Campbell, Bob Kistler, Earl Plemmons and Bob Fidlin take the team side of the competition with +14. Roger Godin, Bill Baker, Jerry Linsley and Doug Gilbert teamed up to score +11 for second place. Individually, Leigh Furnal won A Division with +6 over the +4 posted by Don Billy for second. B Division saw Jim Peters' +10 outscore Kistler's +8, while Ed Truax took C Division with +8, edging out the +7 scored by Doug Henderson for second. Dorrell Herron won D Division with +7, one ahead of Godon Outman's +6.River GreensA Member/Member event was played Saturday, Jan. 15. The winners were: First place, Leo Persails and J.R. Messier with 52; second place, Dale Duncan and Jack Sayre with 56; and third place, Al Farrell and Clark Austin with 57. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Len Westdale, 5-feet-7-inches; No. 5, David Kelly, 4-feet-10-inches; No. 12, Leo Persails, 16-feet; and No. 17, Cliff Steele, 9-feet. Closest to Line: No. 6, Bob Streeter. On Friday afternoon, Jan. 14, a scramble was played. Winning first place was the team of Tim Thomas, Jim Sizemore, Tom Stewart, Joe Graf, Kay Conkle and John Yoder with 12-under. The men's association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Winning first place was the team of Dick Seifart, Dick Garceau and Jim Cercy with plus-7.5; and second place, Peter March, Johnny Wehunt and Dave Stoddart with plus-5. Individual winners were: A Flight First place, Dave Stoddart with plus-3. B Flight First place, Hank Wunderlick. C Flight Tying for first/second places were Dick Seifart and Joe Craigo with plus-3.5 each. The Golfettes playeda "Best of 9 Doubled" event Tuesday, Jan. 11. The winners were: Gross First place, Anne Kelly with 80; second place, Dianne Stoddart with 83; and third place, Linda Therrien with 84. Net First place, Penny Anderson with 52; second place, Pat Gower with 61; and third place, Pat Kincer with 62. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Winning first place was the team of Hank Wunderlich, Ken Brunswick, Bob Stevens and Wayne Carlin with minus35; second place, Romy Febre, Harold Plagens, Jim Cercy and Ed Mosser with minus-29; and third place, Butch Smith, Paul Johnson, Ed Mosser and Fred Evans with minus-28. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, Jan. 10. Winning first place was the team of Ed Mosser, Jim Cercy, Harold Kline and Leo Persails with minus-22; second place, Fred Evans, Bob Streeter, Al Farrell and Gil Heier with minus-21; and third place, Ray Ekstrom, Bob Wolf, Bob Stevens and Cliff Aubin with minus-19. A Limited Member event was played Monday, Jan. 10. Winning first place was the team of Judy and Ed Ward, Jerry Malabrigo and Roy Bassett with plus-12; and second place, Sharon Koster, Don and Bea Sherman with plus-3.5.Spring LakeOn Tuesday, Jan. 18, the Spring Lake Men's Golf Association held a FlightedAggregate Net event on Cougarin which the net scores were added together to determine the winners. In the A Flight, Pat Shatney and Russ Briggs took first place at 137 strokes, comprised ofShatney's 68 and Briggs' 69. Second place was won by Bo Bohanon and Bob Rogers at 138, with third place taken by Dave Kamish and Bob Berg at 140 strokes. The familiar steady play of Edd Vowels (70)and Gene Hearn (71) took fourth place with a net 141. In the B Flight, Red Bohanonand a Blind partnertook first place with a net 133. Bart Rath and Chips Ryan took second at 139 strokes.There was a tie for third at 140 by Charlie Keniston and Gale Monda and the team of Jack Hoerner and Wiley Ferguson. On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Spring Lake Men's Golf Association held a Two Man Team Best Ball tournament on Cougar Trail. This was an unflighted event with the idea that the total handicap would be about 35; an A player with 9 handicapmight be paired with aC player at 26 handicap. The winners were the team of Jack Hoerner and Larry Miesner with a net 56. While Mr. Hoerner has been known to "ham and egg it" and did win 5 holes on the front nine, Mr. Miesner woke up on the back and won 6 holes enroute to a personal net 62. Second place was won by Gene Hearn and Jay Payne with a total net of 59 strokes. Mr. Hearn shot his steady net two over, but Mr. Payne took nine of the holes with some of his patented "money" shots, enroute to a personal net 69. Edd Vowels and Wiley Ferguson took third place with a net 61 and Charlie Scoven and Ed Clay took fourth with a net 62 strokes. Fifth place was won by Dwight (the Deliberate) Demitz and Ken Willey with a net 63 and Sixth place was taken by the team of Bart Rath and Chips Ryan at net 64. Mr. Ryan took 10 holes enroute to a personal net 69. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 21, 2011Page 3B E.O. 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DENNIS PASSA Associated PressMELBOURNE, Australia If Rafael Nadal is getting n ervous as he eases closer to w inning his fourth consecut ive Grand Slam, he sure isn't s howing it. After his 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 win T hursday over American q ualifier Ryan Sweeting, the S panish star appeared as c omfortable talking about his n ext match against 18-yearo ld Australian Bernard Tomic as he was in beating S weeting so convincingly. "Practice a little bit tomorr ow, rest in the hotel, maybe g oing to the aquarium I go e very year. Nothing differe nt," Nadal said, when asked a bout his preparations for S aturday's match. Shrugging his shoulders a nd smiling, he added: "If I s tart getting nervous two d ays before a match, I have a b ig problem." Nadal hasn't had any real p roblems in recent Grand S lams Thursday's win was h is 23rd in a row in majors g oing back to the first round o f the French Open last year. Since then, he's carted b ack to his home in Majorca t rophies from Roland Garros, W imbledon and the U.S. O pen. Afourth from the A ustralian Open the Norman B rookes Challenge Cup that h e won in 2009 would make h im the first man since Rod L aver in 1969 to hold all four m ajor titles at once. He's off to an impressive s tart at Melbourne Park, conc eding only four games in t wo matches, although his o pener against Marcos D aniel was cut short when t he Brazilian had to retire w ith a knee injury trailing 60 5-0. Nadal seems so relaxed t hat he even played the comed ian. Asked how he thought T omic should approach the m atch, those muscular should ers shrugged again and, to l aughter, he replied: "Play very, very bad please. ... That's what I'd tell him." The other player looking as impressive as Nadal this week is U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters, who is fast becoming a favorite for the women's title in the absence of defending champion Serena Williams with a foot injury. Clijsters dumped former No. 1-ranked Dinara Safina out of the tournament in the first round, 6-0, 6-0. On Thursday, she beat Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-1, 6-3. "I tried to play both sides of the court, tried to be aggressive and dictate the points," Clijsters said. "And it worked." Her 6-0, 6-1 third-round loss to Nadia Petrova last year was her worst in a major. It's a defeat she claims she doesn't dwell on and doesn't think will influence her preparations for the same stage this weekend, which is just as well. She could meet Petrova in the fourth round. "I don't think I've ever played a match like that. So it was very easy in a way to also forget about it," Clijsters said. Second-seeded Vera Zvonareva overcame a shaky start to beat Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 2-6, 63, 6-1. Zvonareva was a finalist at the last two Grand Slams, losing to Williams at Wimbledon and Clijsters at the U.S. Open, and started off against Jovanovski like she had no hope of even getting that far at Melbourne Park. Aseries of unforced errors gave her opponent an easy first-set win, before Zvonareva kicked into gear in the second. She got an early break and won the deciding set in 30 minutes. Joining her in the third round from the bottom half of the draw were No. 10 Shahar Peer, who beat Sorana Cirstea 6-3, 6-2, and No. 22 Flavia Pennetta. Seventh-seeded Jelena Jankovic lost 7-6 (3), 6-3 to China's Peng Shuai, continuing an unimpressive streak of seven losses in eight matches. It was former world No. 1 Jankovic's worst result at a major since the 2009 U.S. Open. Also, 12th-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4, and 13thseeded Petrova defeated Australian Alicia Molik 6-4, 6-1. Fourth-seeded Robin Soderling of Sweden advanced to the third round with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-1 win over Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, as did fifthseeded Andy Murray, who lost in the finals to Roger Federer last year. Murray used 16 aces to beat Illya Marchenko of Ukraine 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. "Alot of close games," Murray said. "I hit the ball almost better in the tight situations. I'm going to have to get better if I want to do what I did last year." In the last match of the night, 2006 finalist Marcos Baghdatis advanced with a 61, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, who called the trainer on three straight changes of ends in the second set to have his problem right wrist treated. Del Potro played only three tournaments last year due to the wrist injury. Argentina's David Nalbandian, who beat former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in a five-set, first-round match on Tuesday, retired from his second-round match against Richard Berankis of Lithuania due to exhaustion. Berankis was leading 6-1, 6-0, 2-0. "It was everything, nothing specific," he said. "I toss a ball for the serve and everything was moving around. I called the doctor and he told me that it was dangerous playing like that." Other seeded players advancing in the men's draw were No. 10 Mikhail Youzhny, No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 15 Marin Cilic and No. 32 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. Tomic, the last Australian male left in the draw, advanced with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over No. 31 Feliciano Lopez of Spain, while Canada's Milos Raonic also produced a secondround upset, beating No. 22 Michael Llodra of France 7-6 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (4). Tomic will now play the biggest match of his young career, likely at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday night before 15,000 fans who will be mostly in his corner. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park's semi-pro basketball team, the Heartland Prowl, faces off against the Orlando Kings on Saturday at the Panther Gym at South Florida Community College, and organizers expect an exciting game. "This is a great matchup," said Prowl communications director Tonya Marshall. "The Kings are an established ABAteam who have been around for a while. We are expecting fans from all over the area to show up to support them. Additionally, we are gaining a great following in this area." The Prowl, fresh off of a 138-87 win over the Lake Wales Eagles, is looking to extend their record in the ABA, and are hopeful that they can knock off the Kings and gain some ground in the Southeastern Region. The Kings scored 117 points in their game against the Jacksonville Giants last Monday, but still lost 174117. They will be looking for some pay-back, but they won't find it here," Jim Jackson, a Prowl fan said. "These guys are tough. They have shown that they can play hard. I am looking forward to the game, it should be an exciting one ." The Prowl comes in to Saturday with a 3-1 recor d, and has had its ups an d downs this season, cance ling the season at one poi nt until new owners took ov er to keep the ball rolling. "We are on track no w. The whole league is stru ggling a bit and we have go tten some canceled game s, but we are secure in t he SFCC Gym, and the playe rs are dedicated," Marsha ll said. The Kin gs ar e coached b y forme r Montverd e Academ y assistant coa ch Levi Cobb an d assistant Greg Kite. Retired Atlanta Haw ks and Orlando Magic ce nter Wayne "Tree" Rollins is the team's general manag er and Marcus Manuel is t he team's owner. The Prowl is coached b y Levon Stukes, and h ad eight players in doubles in their last game. According to Marsha ll, the doors open at 6 p.m and fans can get free pi ctures with the team. The game starts at 7 p.m and ticket prices are pret ty affordable at $8 for adul ts, $4 for kids and children 4years-old and under get fr ee admission. "This is good entertai nment for the whole family ," Marshall said. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, January 21, 2011www.newssun.com 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 3/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $36By 8, After 1 $29 Saturday & Sunday: $29 Pool Enclosures & Rescreening Screen Rooms „ Vinyl & Glass RoomBobby Lee Aluminum Inc.863-453-254345 N.Central Ave.,Avon Park SERVING HIGHLANDS, HARDEE & POLK COUNTIESLicensed & Insured HC 01918 Rescreen Your Pool Enclosure or Screen Room COUPONREQUIRED CEILINGS 85¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.10)WALLS 75¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.00)Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. EXPIRES 01/31/11 Phifer Screen B ears, Bears. The mid to late 90s, well, t he Bears stunk and the P ackers were really, really g ood. The rivalry in and of itself h as always been a great t hing, the little hamlet on the l ake against the metropolis a l ittle farther down the lake, t he Cheeseheads versus the M onsters of the Midway. And so the rivalry was a lways there, but it was m ore about the rivalry itself s ince it wasn't often that g ames between the two matt ered in the bigger scheme to b oth. Even the final game of the s eason, the rivalry was there, b ut the Bears had their playo ff slot secured and whateve r happened in that game w ouldn't change it. The Packers, however, were playing for their playoff lives and had to win it. But now, with a berth to the Super Bowl on the line for both teams, the rivalry takes on a whole new feeling, a whole new meaning. Both franchises hold many championships, pre-Super Bowl era, with the Packers having been to three Super Bowls, winning two, and the Bears to two Super Bowls, winning one. The longest running rivalry in the annals of the NFL, between two of the league's oldest members, and yet this is just the second time they've faced one another in the playoffs. And I am genuinely torn. Looking at it analytically, the Packers seem to be the better team, with Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing at an extraordinary level while Bears QB Jay Cutler, while he has all the tools, he also has many question marks. Both teams'defenses are very tough, strong, fast and yet each teams'running games are somewhat spotty. It likely will be another slugfest, but Rodgers has more weapons and a more refined game than Cutler. But then there's Devin Hester, the Bears return specialist who can take one back at any given time. And in a close game, that could well spell the difference. So, the analyst in me is taking it all in and taking the guess that it will be the Packers coming out on top, say, 17-10. And on the personal side of things, that wouldn't be so bad. My childhood friends didn't have the split-family allegiance and could love the Bears and despise the Packers. My uncle Paul, cousins Sherri, Scott, Aaron and Brad are Green Bay through and through. But I suppose I always had a foot on both sides of the aisle, just leaning slightly more toward my hometown team. And in the end, it gets back to the old rationale, if Chicago doesn't make it, I hope the Packers do. But if the Bears were to get there, at the expense of Green Bay, that would be just fine by me. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com. Continued from 1B Rivalry is at it's all-time peak Prowl to face Kings at SFCC Courtesy photo T he Heartland Christian School Basketball teams recently had the opportunity to play on the Miami Heat's homecourt, A merican Airlines Arena, in a varsity basketball game against Wellington Christian School. The team is pictured here before game introductions of both teams. The Heat invite teams from around the state to play games through their "Court of Dreams" program. Heartland Christian hits the big time Relaxed Nadal moves toward another Grand Slam win Associated Press NEWYORK The NBAand its players'association will meet next month during the All-Star break as they try to make progress on a new collective bargaining agreement. NBAspokesman Tim Frank said Thursday that the sides will have a negotiating session during the Feb. 18-20 weekend in Los Angeles. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver said last week during a visit to Houston that no meeting had be en scheduled, and the hect ic All-Star weekend might n ot be conducive to serio us negotiations. But he added the owne rs would be open to sittin g down if the players want ed to. The CBAexpires Ju ne 30, and though leadersh ip from the sides have conti nued to meet, there has be en little progress toward a deal, creating fears of a work stoppage. NBA owners, union to meet during All-Star weekend By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI At first glance, Joel Anthony's most recent stat line for the Miami Heat seemed unimpressive at best: 43 minutes, 0 shots, 0 points. The Heat had a decidedly different view. Anthony's role for Miami revolves largely around rebounding, and he was never better than in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. He had a career-best 16 rebounds making him the only player in NBAhistory other than Dennis Rodman in 1994 to grab that many without taking a single field-goal or free-throw attempt in a game, according to STAT S LLC. And since minutes sta rted getting charted, no NB A player had logged as man y without trying a sho t, either. "He did a great job ," Heat guard Dwyane Wa de said. "Joel, I mean, to ha ve 16 rebounds and not a sh ot attempt, is remarkabl e. Hasn't been done muc h. But Joel is doing what w e ask him to do." Rodman had games of 20, 18 and 16 reboun ds without any shot attemp ts in a three-week span f or San Antonio in Janua ry 1994. No one else had do ne it since, before Anthony 's night to remember. Miami's Anthony joins rare NBA club


Health Fair to be held in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Acommunity health fair will be held from 8-11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road. Various organizations will showcase the services they provide and health screening will also be provided. Door prizes will be given and refreshments will be available. Adonation of a nonparishable food item to be given to Manna Ministries is requested. Fasting blood work will also be available but preregistration is required and will cost $10. To pre-register or for more information call Linda Moore at 699-2447 after 7 p.m.Ace Homecare has outreach eventsAce Homecare community outreach events for January include: Monday, 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday, 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street; 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27. 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BUTƒyou must have a referral to me from your Physician at which time I will do an exam for you (D0140), submit to your medical insurance for you and fabricate the appropriate Oral Appliance Therapy for you (D7880), working co-therapeutically with your physician. For more information, visit www.designerdentallp.com, then click on Sleep Apnea.Ž Yours for a healthier life, Dr. Oliver ChipŽ Kinnunen, DN14875 Designer Dental 330 US Hwy 27 North € Lake Placid, FL863. 465.9090 HEALTHYLIVING DearPharmacist: I a ttended a lecture of yours, a nd you announced to the a udience, "I want you all to e at an onion today to keep t he doctor away." You left t he topic quickly and didn't p ick me during the quest ion/answer period. I'm still w ondering, why onions? D id you mean to say eat an a pple a day? J. W. Denver, Colo. Answer: Apples are w orth eating every day, but I did mean onions. We were o n a tangent during that t alk, and onions happen to l ower the risk for s tomach cancer, i mprove breathi ng, fight bacter ia and improve c holesterol. O nions (and g arlic) are rich i n several sulfur c ompounds which o ffer protection a gainst tumor growth, s pecifically in the s tomach and intestines. F olks, that's natural sulfur, w hich is completely differe nt than sulfa-based drugs, w hich can spark allergies f or some. Moreover, the s ulfur compounds in this litt le pharmacological powerh ouse might keep your b lood nice and thin and halt t he growth of dangerous p athogens including salmon ella and E. Coli. Peel it a nd purify yourself. In Georgia, where Vidalia o nions are cultivated, the m ortality rates from stoma ch cancer are about half t he average for the United S tates. Also, the Chinese rank a mong the largest populat ion of onion lovers, and g uess what? Their risk of g etting stomach cancer is 4 0 percent lower than it is f or people who shy away f rom the bulbous beauties. Onions are extremely rich i n fructo-oligosaccharides c ompounds which feed your f riendly flora. Think bifid obacteria, a micro-organi sm thought to relieve inflammatory bowel conditions and boost immune function. In addition to breaking down certain cancer-causing compounds and reducing the body's absorption of cholesterol, these particular friendly bugs also fight fungus. For all you social types, onions provide relief from gas and flatulence. Obviously, they could give you dragon breath, so pick your stink. Onions are great for people with asthma, cough and colds or other breathing problems. Chewing a raw onion for two to three minutes can kill all the bacteria in your mouth. And that's not all the humble onion has to offer. Rich in flavonoids, it helps heart disease. So make onions a part of your daily diet. I'm good with any type of onion you like including shallots, leeks, scallions, chives, pearl, red, yellow, white, or Vidalia. Juice it, sautŽ it or eat it raw in salads whatever you want. See, I'm not fussy. I want you to get well. Remember, onions with stronger flavors and aromas are better for you because they have higher amounts of sulfur compounds, which are the true healers in these perfect pungent veggies. They're also the compounds that make you run from the kitchen with tears in your eyes. Did you know? The very first bubble gum was invented in 1906 by Frank Henry Fleer who called it Blibber-Blubber. The recipe was later improved upon by Walter Diemer, who named the chewy delight "Double Bubble." 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. Onions: Bulbous beauties with many health benefits Snapshots Dear PharmacistSuzy Cohen Associated PressWASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration is laying out plans to update the 35-yearold system used to approve most medical devices. The agency announced a series of changes it plans to make this year, including streamlining the review process for some low-risk devices. But regulators said they will delay a decision on the most drastic proposals, which would give the government new power to police device makers. Those proposals, widely supported by public safety advocates, included clarifying the FDA's power to revoke approval for products that prove unsafe or ineffective. Another key proposal would have established a new subset of devices that would require more medical data to gain approval. But those proposals, unveiled for comment last summer, received strong pushback from device companies, and the FDAsaid in its report "that implementing them may be problematic." Metro ServicesAfter a big meal, many p eople experience a feeling o f burning behind the breastb one that seems to extend all t he way back up to the m outh. Although it feels like t he heart and lungs are on f ire, heartburn actually has n othing to do with the heart a t all. Heartburn can be a sympt om of GERD, or G astroesophageal Reflux D isease. More than 60 mill ion American adults experie nce acid reflux and heartb urn at least once a month. R oughly 25 million adults s uffer daily from heartburn a nd experience severe refluxe s. When stomach acid rises a nd comes in contact with the e sophagus, or the tube in the t hroat that connects the m outh to the stomach, it can c ause irritation. This irritat ion creates a burning sensat ion. Sometimes a foul taste o ccurs in the mouth, and s ometimes it can feel like food is at the back of the throat. Heartburn can be caused by a few different factors. Aperson may eat a meal that simply causes stomach upset. Sometimes spicy foods or rich meals can be the culprit. When the lower esophageal sphincter muscle (LES) is weakened or relaxed, it cannot do its job of keeping stomach acid inside of the stomach. Pressure on the stomach, such as tight clothing or bending over, may result in acid reflux. Stress can cause an over-abundance of stomach acid and a slowing down of the emptying of the stomach. Eating large meals right before bedtime. Oftentimes, making dietary changes or modifications to habits can alleviate heartburn. Reducing the consumption of fatty, fried foods or foods that can weaken the LES may alleviate symptoms. Individuals who have very frequent heartburn and acid reflux may need to take medication to help their symptoms. Proton-pump inhibitors are a series of medications that reduce the production of gastric acid. There are other ways to alleviate symptoms. Eat smaller meals and more slowly. Don't eat large meals before bed. Wait at least three hours after eating to retire for the night. Stop smoking because nicotine can weaken the lower esophageal sphincter. Wear looser-fitting clothes. Lose weight because even a few extra pounds can contribute to heartburn. Easing the burn: Recognize causes of heartburn Metro Services Being overweight can contribute to heartburn. Losing a few pounds or wearing looser clothes can help ease the pain. FDA plans modest changes to medical device system


Page 6BNews-SunFriday, January 21, 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. 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. ($4 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 The Third S unday After Epiphany w orship service will be led b y the Rev. Jefferson Cox w ith Holy Eucharist. Sunday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. i s the Agape dinner and C ommunion service in fell owship hall. The event will b e hosted by Ron and R osemarie Fitzpatrick. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "Present Y ourselves to God As I nstruments of R ighteousness," (Romans 6: 1 3), will be the message pres ented by Larry Roberts, M inister. The Lord's Supper i s served every Sunday. The Sunday evening servi ce will be a Bible study f rom the book of Psalms. Avon Park Church of C hrist is at 200 S. Forest A ve. For information call 4 53-4692. A von Park Church of the NazareneAVON PARK Pastor V ladimir Masyuk, First C hurch of the Nazarene in K iev, Ukraine, will be the g uest missionary for the F aith Promise Missions servi ces Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29-30. He is the first Nazarene pastor in the former Soviet Union. Masyuk had a university degree when he became a Christian. After completing some local courses and discipling, he attended the Nazarene Theological Seminary earning a Master's degree. He is a member of the Eurasia Regional Advisory Council, assistant district superintendent in Ukraine, the radio voice of the Church of the Nazarene in Russian and Ukrainian and is active in all levels of leadership of the church in Ukraine and the region. The Kick-off, a dinner with Masyuk, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. He will present a challenging message on Faith Promise Sunday. An informal time of sharing in the Sanctuary is set for 6 p.m. The church is at 707 W. Main St. For more information, contact Pastor Randy Rupert at 453-4851.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK Third Sunday after Epiphany, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled "Perfect Unity: APious Fiction?." The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or search the Web for christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled "Truth." The keynote is from Psalms 117:2, "....the truth of the Lord endureth for ever." The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled "Re-Think It" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID This Sunday morning will be a special guest appearance by Randy Whitehead. Instead of the usual Agape Cafe, Whitehead will join the music ministry Grace Harmony for a brief concert from 9:45-10:15 a.m. and will then deliver the sermon during the Worship celebration. At 6 p.m. will be a concert by Lowell Mason, "The World's Smallest Gospel Singer." His message and his music bring a thrill and genuine blessing to all who have heard him. Light refreshments will be served afterward.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon based on Scripture Matthew 4:12-25. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Missionary Baptist ChurchSEBRING Faith Missionary Baptist Church is at 1708 Lagrange Ave. The Lord blessed the church recently with all new hymnals. After three years of praying for a piano player, and patiently using "canned" background music, the Lord has blessed members with a gifted piano player. Pastor Ken Lambert is in a powerful sermon series called "AChurch Without Tears." The question last week was: When was the last time you teared up over sin in your own life? This week there are two questions: 1) When was the last time you teared up over sin in the lives of your children and grandchildren? 2) When was the last time you teared up over sin in your church? Interpretation is also presented for the deaf community who want to be a part of a Bible believing church.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor, will be speaking on "Walking Worthy in 2011" Sunday morning. He will also be speaking at the evening service. Nursery is available for both services. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled "4 Signs of A Pure Heart" with regards to I Timothy 6:1-16. 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 (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Howard Lewis and Diane Beidler. Communion will be served by Barbara Slinkard and Chris Baker, Carol Chandle r and Gretchen Ames. Greeting the congregatio n will be Diane Beidler. Special music will be provided by Joyful Noise. Caro l and Mike Graves will work with Children's Church. Lighting the candles during the month of January will b e Daniel Thibodeau. The pastor's Sunday morning sermon is titled "Living Sacrifices" taken from Romans 12:1-6. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.; phone num ber is 385-0352.First Presbyterian Church A. R. P.AVON PARK On Sunday morning, the pastor's sermon is titled "Morality" based on Micah 6:1-8. Church News Continued on page 7B


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 21, 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 4-5; M arch 18-19 Purim; April 1-2; April 1 5-16; April 18, 6 p.m., Pesach 1st N ight Seder; April 29-30 Yom H ashoah; May 13-14; May 27-28. E very Thursday will be Hebrew and B ible classes with Howard Salles, 1 2:30-4:30 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. 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 Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday 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 lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Special music will be a s olo by Bill Hawthorne. G uest organist is Emily H ayner. Maxine Johnson, adult S unday school teacher, cont inues the study of David in I I Samuel Chapter 8, disc ussing the three virtues of D avid. Wendy Garcia teache s the youth class. Youth Band meets at 5 p .m. Youth Group meets at 6 p .m. Monday through W ednesday the Women's M inistries will conduct the a nnual Week of Prayer. C ontinental breakfast is at 9 :30 a.m. and the program f rom 10-11 a.m. Pastor Bob J ohnson is the speaker. This w ill be a time of singing, p raying and testimonies. The o ffering each day will be for O utreach North America ( missions). Spiritual Life c hairman Celia Antonson a nd co-chairman Selene S tewart are in charge. There will be no Crafty Ladies or Bible study this week. On Wednesday, choir practice will be at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, Men's Fellowship will meet at the Depot at 7 a.m. for breakfast and then return to the church for a short devotional and discuss upcoming service projects. 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 Presbyterian Church, ARPSEBRING The Sunday morning message, "What Is Peace?," will be given by guest speaker Ann Brice, administrator of Camp Joy. Monday is the joint meeting of the Session and Board of Deacons at 2 p.m. in the conference room. Tuesday is the Grief Support Group at 3 p.m. in the adult classroom. The Youth Group (ages 11-18) meets from 4-7:30 p.m. in fellowship hall. Wednesday, the Vision Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. and choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the Men's Prayer Breakfast is at 8 a.m. at Sandy's Restaurant.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message on Sunday continuing with the Book of John. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. the "Growing with God" family night continues in the Family Life Center. Family Movie Night is being held at 6 p.m. today in the Family Life Center. The title of the movie is "Letters to God" and everyone is invited to attend this event. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the 10:50 a.m. Worship Service. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the Web site at www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave. Tuesday at 7 p.m. is the home meeting, "The Future Revealed." What's on the Revelation timeline? Class provided for the children on "Books of the Bible." The pastor's sermon topic on Sunday is "It's Question Time?" More questions, more answers series continues. Following morning worship is Cowboy Breakfast. Women of Grace Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Grace Pointe live ustream now available at ustream.tv and then enter gracepointetv in the search box.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moore's sermons this week will be "Chariot of Fire" with Scripture from II Kings 2:7-12 and later Sunday morning, "Simple Assurance" with Scripture from Acts 16:25-30. Services will include George Kelly singing "Old Rugged Cross" and Darlene Gardner, Karla Morrissette, Marlene Groenveld and Pat West singing "Led by the Master's Hand." The Heartland Singers will sing "My God is Real" during the later morning service. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix).Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, "The Servant's Mission in the World," is taken from Isaia h 49. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the morning and evening messages. Next Sunday will be the end-of-the-month-sing and fellowship.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the Third Sunday after Epiphany, the pastor's sermon will be based on the fourth chapter of Matthew.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. Ronald De Genaro's topic for Sunday morning will be "The Power and Wisdom o f God" taken from I Corinthians 1:10-18. Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m. Men's Fellowship and Prayer Breakfast is Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. Continued from page 6B RELIGION Church News Continued on page 8B


Trinity Lutheran hosts fish fryLAKE PLACID Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Placid will host a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. today. The price is $10 per person includes: fried fish, hush puppies, coleslaw, green beans, dessert and beverage. Proceeds will go to a mission trip. For tickets, call Trinity Lutheran Church at 4655253 between 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday. Trinity is at 25 Lakeview St.Faith Baptist hosts Red, White and Blue JamboreeLAKE PLACID Red, White and Bluegrass Jamboree will be at 6 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church, 660 Holmes Ave. More information call the church office, 465-0060. Bluegrass and ole'time country music will be played. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge to attend.Warner University Chorale to performAVON PARK Warner University Chorale will sing at First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., for a 6;30 p.m. concert on Sunday. The collegiate chorale is an 11-member public relations ensemble from Warner University in Lake Wales. As they perform throughout the year, the goal is to share their Christian commitment through uplifting music to all those that their ministry reaches. The program of the group, under the direction of Dr. Steven Darr, includes a variety of musical styles; with something for every member of the family. With touching songs of the Christian faith, the music of the Chorale has warmed its way into hearts across the nation. Darr, also chairman of the Department of Fine Arts at Warner University, says, "The 11 members of the Collegiate Chorale are energetic young people with vibrant personalities, willing to give their time and talents to promote the love of God, their college and their country." The 11 members of the ensemble include: Stephanie Acheson, Iowa Falls, Iowa; Kevin Joyner, Lake Wales; Zach Johnson, Lake Alfred; Michael Sweat, Lake Placid; Rachel Du Bois, Port St. Lucie; Tanner Scott, Trinity, N.C.; Alicia Oakes, Frostproof; Jason Todd, Auburndale; Kimberly Umbstead, Lake Wales; Erica Hartley, Vienna; and Casey Beaty, Plant City.Unioted Methodist Women plan Soup and Bake SaleLAKE PLACID The United Methodist Women of Memorial United Methodist Church will hold a Soup and Bake Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the kitchen of Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. Pints of soup ($2.50), quarts of soup ($5) and baked goods will be priced individually. Proceeds go to their Missions Fund. The church is at 500 Kent Ave., behind the tower. Happening at Sebring Christian ChurchSEBRING Tom Shelton in Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Sebring Christian Church. This concert is open to the public at no charge but a love offering will be accepted. Relay For Life yard sale fundraiser will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. "Oooops! I Forgot!" Normal Memory and aging luncheon, hosted by the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. This free luncheon is sponsored by Sebring Christian Church and is open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVPno later than 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Call the church office at 382-6676 to reserve a spot. The church is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Kathleen Houseweart from the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Memory Disorder Clinic will deliver a talk to help participants understand normal memory changes as we age and changes that are not normal. Call to find out about other programs happening regularly or visit Sunday morning.First Christian Church plans birthday partyAVON PARK The women of First Christian Church of Avon Park will have their annual Birthday Party at 1:30 p.m. Saturda y, Jan. 29 at the church at 1016 W. Camphor St. and would like to invite all women to attend. The church has one big party for the whole year with a special program along wit h food, fun and birthday cake. Tickets are $4 each and can be purchased at th e church office MondayFriday or by calling 4535334. Franz Family in concertSEBRING Bible Fellowship Church welcomes back The Franz Family in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. This incredibly gifted family band combines blu egrass, folk and traditional American music. They are committed to spreading th e Gospel through music and their instrumental and voc al gifts are second to none. This is a free concert, b ut a love offering will be accepted. Bible Fellowshi p is at 3750 Hammock Road For more information, cal l 385-1024.Women's Ministry team sponsors potluckSEBRING The Sebring First Baptist Women's Ministry team is sponsoring a Heart to Hea rt Potluck on Thursday, Feb. 10, in the fellowship hall. For more information, con tact the church office at 385-5154.Nick Koltay in concert at St. John SEBRING Nick Koltay, a Florida native, has been performing for schools, assemblies and churches since his first recital at age 10. Most recently he sang and accompanied the liturgical choir at the University of Notre Dame from which h e graduated, from their Law School in 2010. He enjoys playing Chopin, Debussy, Bach, plus his own compo sitions. This concert of original and concert piano music, the third in St. John's Performing Arts Series, w ill be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. A "Souper Bowl" donation o f canned or non-perishable food is suggested for admission. Call 382-1736 for information. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Rev. Jim K allam, senior pastor at C hurch at Charlotte in North C arolina, will be the Bible t eacher at the next Bible and M issionary Conference, s ponsored by SIM in Sebring. T he conference runs from J an. 23-28. The 2,000 member Church a t Charlotte has grown dram atically under Kallam's l eadership and teaching. World mission updates will be brought by Jim Dressner who, with his family, has spent many years with SIM in Bangladesh. His reports will open eyes to what God is doing in that part of the world. The opening service is at 3:30 p.m. Sunday; other sessions are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. The SIM Chapel is on Schlosser Road off Sparta Road. The conference is free and open to everyone. Page 8BNews-SunFriday, January 21, 2011www.newssun.com 4320 US 27 N. SebringFull Service Auto Center HONESTY WITH A SMILEŽClint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certi“ed Brakes € A/C € Belts Struts € Transmission Alignments Elec. Diagnosis Oil & Lube and More!Licensed & Insured Listen Every Friday @ 9:10am to Ask A Mechanic with Barry Foster on TK730 St. John Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. W ednesday.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday morning, a guest s peaker will be with the church. Ruthann K nechel Johansen, who is the president of B ethany Theological Seminary, will be in the p ulpit. Sunday school will be led by the Rev. W endell Bohrer and will meet in the Fidelis R oom. They will be studying "The Servant's M ission in the World." They will also be l ooking at the Scripture Isaiah 49:1-6.Sebring First Baptist ChurchSEBRING Sebring First Baptist will c elebrate the ordinance of The Lord's Supper o n Jan. 30. The Women's Ministry team is sponsoring a Heart to Heart Potluck on Feb. 10 in the fellowship hall. For more information, contact the church office at 385-5154.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver's sermon will be "More Meaningful Worship." The Way ChurchSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum's message will center on The Lord's Supper. On Sunday, Jan. 30 Glenn Schrieber with E.F.C. will be present. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastor's cell is 214-6190. For church information and the pastor's messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 7B Rev. Jim Kallam RELIGION Kallam to speak at next SIM Bible and Missionary Conference Special to the News-SunSEBRING The S unridge Baptist Church a nnounces the installation s ervice for their new pastor, R ev. Timothy Finch, at 2 p.m. S unday at the church, 3704 V alerie Blvd. at the inters ection of U.S. 27 and Valerie B oulevard, directly across t he street from Florida H ospital, Heartland Division. Rev. Gaylon Buckland, d irector of Missions of the Orange Blossom Baptist Association, will bring the charge to Finch during the installation service. Dr. George Lockhart, former pastor at Sunridge Baptist Church until June 2008, will bring the charge to the congregation. Rev. Ed Howell, former transitional pastor at Sunridge Baptist Church from August 2008 until August 2010, will pass the staff to the incoming pastor. Finch began his ministry at Sunridge Baptist Church on Jan. 2. He was licensed to the Gospel Ministry by the First Baptist Church of Leesburg in July 1986 and ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the First Baptist Church of Leesburg in November 1986. Finch to be installed Sunday as Sunridge Baptist pastor Rev. Timothy Finch Snapshots This is not going to be an e asy column to write. We l ive in a self-centered societ y. The commercials tell us t hat we "are worth it," that w e deserve to be happy, d eserve the best of everyt hing. We are told to "grab a ll the gusto you can get." Nonsense. The Bible says all we d eserve is hell. Anything m ore than that is a bonus. W e are all sinners, every last o ne of us. It's just that some o f us have accepted God's m ercy shown in the death of J esus on the cross. We are s till sinners, doing our best t o live a life pleasing to G od. Romans 3:23 says, "For t he wages of sin is death, but t he gift of God is eternal life t hrough Jesus Christ our L ord." The death talked a bout here is eternity away f rom God, spent in eternal t orment in hell. Does God want us to be happy? Perhaps, but not necessarily. Mostly God wants you to sacrifice your own selfish desires to be an example of His love and grace, even in the face of anger, bitterness, disappointment and heartache. Marriage is intended for a lifetime (Matthew 19:6) Marriage is a solemn commitment, not to be entered into out of obligation or even unbridled passion. Passion will fade with the years and day to day struggles, but commitment is for life. Children learn what they live. They will follow your example and will mimic your attitudes. If you handle disappointment, heartache, anger, bitterness, etc. in your marriage with an attitude of love, grace and faith, your children will see you as a strong person. This is especially true if they see this as you pray and ask God for the strength you need to deal with each situation. They will learn to depend on God too. If you weep over your marriage and beg God to strengthen it and to help you be the help meet you were intended to be (no matter how rotten your spouse may be), your children will see your compassion and love. You may have to pray for years, but God is faithful. He will help you and carry you through. You will be precious in the site of God and your eternal reward will be great. This life is temporary, after all. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com What if I'm not happy in my marriage? The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay Church News Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Jan. 9 Robert W. Clover, p resident of the Bradenton Stake of The C hurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a ttended the Sebring Ward Sacrament meeti ng to release the Bishopric and announce a n ew Bishopric. Bishop Dale Barger was r eleased along with the 1st and 2nd C ounselors, David Ward and Steve Austin. Austin was called as the new Bishop of the S ebring Ward along with Swift as 1st C ounselor and Del Murphy as 2nd Counselor. Austin and his wife, Lorie, have seven child ren. He is the administrator for the Palms of S ebring. Bishops are usually called to serve for a p eriod of four or five years before being r eleased. Bargar served for seven years and w as highly commended for his excellence in p erforming his duties as a Bishop while also h olding a very responsible position with a company. Most Bishops hold full-time jobs outside the church while serving because all callings in the LDS Church are without pay. Austin called as new Bishop of Sebring Ward Courtesy photo The new Bishopric at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sebring Ward includes Bishop Steve Austin (middle) and 1st and 2nd Counselors, Mark Swith (left) and Del Murphy, respectfully.


DearAbby: My adult son p assed away nine months a go. I am mostly numb. My h ome has always been welc oming, and I have had f riends and family here cons tantly but now they won't l eave! They don't seem to get" the fact that I need s ome time to be alone. I love these people, but m y heart is broken. The only p erson I want to see and s pend time with is my surv iving son. I have lost my e nthusiasm for almost everyt hing. I work full time and n o longer want to be the hostess." I am tired. My s ons and I were close, and I r aised them by myself. How do I tell my friends a nd family members that I n eed to be alone without o ffending them? I want to do t he right thing. Heartbroken in Corpus Christi, Texas DearHeartbroken: P lease accept my deepest s ympathy for your loss. I'm s ure your friends and family c are deeply about you and a re only trying to be there f or you. However, you need to heal a s best as you can in your o wn way from the death of y our son. Thank them for t heir constant support, and e xplain that you need some t ime to be alone and cope w ith this without a crowd a round. They will unders tand. Working your way through t he grieving process can be e xhausting. But if your tiredness" persists, I'm a dvising you to discuss it w ith your doctor because it c an be a symptom of chronic d epression, which is a medi cal condition. DearAbby: I'm a friendly, outgoing cashier at a grocery store. I enjoy chatting with customers. I particularly like some of them and look forward to them coming in. The problem is what I should do when they ask me for personal information, like my phone number or Facebook information. In the last month, two customers asked to be my friends on Facebook and one asked for my phone number. I don't feel comfortable sharing this information with them. It's important for me to have a private life kept separate from my work life. What is a polite way to let them know I don't want to give out that information? Facebook Unfriendly in Loveland, Colo. DearFacebookUnfriendly: Smile at the customer and, in your usual upbeat, friendly way, say: "You know, I think you are very nice but I keep my work life and personal life separate. I never mix the two. But thanks for asking." Period. DearAbby: My 12-yearold daughter, "Sophia," repeatedly shirks her basic responsibilities. She routinely receives detention for not completing homework assignments and for failing to bring required materials to class. Despite my concern, Sophia continues with her usual shortcomings. This is causing a great deal of stress between us, and our relationship is now very poor. Should I keep pushing her or should I just allow her to fail? Disappointed Mom in Louisiana DearDisappointed Mom: Of course you shouldn't allow your daughter to fail. All mothers have to "push" sometimes. It goes with the territory. However, rather than letting it drive you and your daughter apart, talk with her teacher and see if she or he can give you some insight as to what's going on. If that doesn't help, then consult Sophia's pediatrician. The girl may have a neurological problem that's causing her behavior. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 21, 2011Page 9B NO STRINGS ATTACHEDR(Ashton Kutcher,Natalie Portman)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30COUNTRY STRONGPG13(Gwyneth Paltrow,Tim McGraw)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30TANGLED 2DPG(Animated)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30THE FIGHTERR(Mark Wahlberg,Christian Bale)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30HOW DO YOU KNOWPG13(Reese Witherspoon,Owen Wilson)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30UNSTOPPABLEPG13(Denzel Washington,Rosario Dawson)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. 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T his is apparently what the k ids these days, with their r ock 'n'roll music and their v ideo games, refer to as being friends with benefits." What's intriguing about it is t hat the girl in the equation, a y oung doctor played by N atalie Portman, is the one w ho suggests this arrangem ent, and the guy, an aspiring T Vwriter played by Ashton K utcher, is the one who b reaks the rules and falls in l ove. It's a reversal of tradit ional gender roles, and an i ndication that we might be in f or something fresh, daring a nd different. Except, we're not. This romantic comedy from I van Reitman his first s ince "My Super ExG irlfriend" in 2006 falls i nto all the usual traps. Of c ourse, you have to have o bstacles in this kind of m ovie. Something has to keep t he characters apart before t hey can enjoy their ultimate r econciliation. But the fear of commitment t hat plagues Portman's chara cter is enough of a cont rivance without all the addit ional troubles that get piled o n. Letting the tension evolve n aturally from the insecurities o f relatable, well-developed f igures would have been p referable, but once Kutcher's c haracter goes all soft and g ooey, the movie does too. For a while, though, the v ery modern relationship that w riter Elizabeth Meriwether l ays out for us has a snappy, s pirited energy and an appeali ng, unexpected raunchy s treak. Portman's Emma and K utcher's Adam first hooked up as awkward adolescents at summer camp, then ran into each other again 10 years later at a fraternity party, and then again a few more years later in Los Angeles as attractive adults who are both up-andcoming in their careers. Emma works 80 hours a week as a doctor in residence, then comes home to wisecracking roommates played by Greta Gerwig, Mindy Kaling and Guy Branum, among the wellcast supporting players. Adam works as an assistant on a peppy, "Glee"-type series, having grown up around television as the son of a legendary actor, played pompously by Kevin Kline. (Lake Bell is dead-on as a driven, high-strung producer on the show, who's secretly smitten by Adam but too much of a social moron to act on her feelings.) But Kline, who starred as a regular guy who pretends to be the U.S. president in one of Reitman's smartest and most winning films, 1993's "Dave," doesn't get much to work with here. And that's one of the movie's greatest downfalls. His character is a cliche an aging womanizer clinging to his youth and pop culture references involving his interest in Burning Man and Lil'Wayne feel uncomfortable and forced. Adam's dad also steals away his latest girlfriend, which initially is what sends Adam into a drunken tailspin and inspires him to say yes to Emma's no-hassle plan. Text messaging helps facilitate their trysts; as Adam's friends point out, "Where r u?" is so much more than just a question intended to determine someone's location. Portman is intelligent and confident here as she calls all the shots, and while Kutcher is in his usual agreeable puppy-dog mode and doesn't appear to have been challenged in the slightest by this material the two make a sufficiently likable duo. Nothing spectacular, but acceptable. The ads ask us to ponder whether friends can have sex and still remain just friends. The answer is never really in doubt, but "No Strings Attached" forces to slog through all the usual misunderstandings, missed opportunities and potential extracurricular mates before we get there. No Strings' wastes intriguing premise Paramount Pictures Natalie Portman stars as Emma Kurtzman and Ashton Kutcher stars as Adam Franklin in No Strings Attached.' Movie Review No Strings Attached' Rating: R (sexual content, language and some drug material) Running time: 102 minutes Review: (of 4) By FRAZIER MOORE APTelevision WriterNEWYORK Within moments after Regis Philbin caught viewers offguard with the news that he'll be leaving his talk show, the guessing game had begun: Who will replace him? Maybe "Survivor" host Jeff Probst? Mark Consuelos, hubby of Regis' co-host, Kelly Ripa? Golden Globes bad boy Ricky Gervais? Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from "Jersey Shore"? You kidding? Who can ever replace Reege? "I don't want to alarm anybody," he began on Tuesday before dropping the bomb: "This will be my last year on the show." More specifically, he meant he will be stepping down from "Live! With Regis and Kelly" sometime in late 2011, though he didn't pin down a departure date. "We'll have a lot of fun between now and then," he promised his audience. According to the syndicated show's distributor, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, "Live!" will carry on, with a new co-host to be named to join Ripa, who marks 10 years with the show next month. "There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera especially certain old people!" cracked the 79-year-old Philbin. True enough for certain people. But no one was expecting this acknowledgment from Reege, whose energy, goodnatured feistiness and gift of gab seem limitless, even now, after more than a halfcentury in television. Tuesday's show had started typically enough, with him and Ripa batting t he breeze about the Gold en Globes broadcast, postse ason football and the i cy weather outside. Guests included Ang ie Dickinson and Steven Tyle r, there to plug his new role as a judge on "American Idol ." Then, with surprisin g calm for such a famous ly excitable guy, Philb in changed the subject an d said, "Well, I've got one of those announcements to make." Did he ever! "It's been 28 years ," Philbin said reflectivel y, speaking of his curre nt Manhattan-based show. "It was the biggest thr ill of my life to come back to New York, where I grew u p as a kid watching TVin t he early days, you know, nev er even dreaming that I wou ld one day have the ability, or whatever it takes, to get in front of the camera and ta lk to it." The Bronx-born Philb in has been in front of t he camera and talking to it since the 1950s. But for a long time, h is career took him on an uncertain, often rocky roa d. He began in local T V, then found national exp osure as the announcer an d sidekick on comic Jo ey Bishop's short-lived AB C late-night show. More local TVfollow ed on the West Coast, notab ly as a co-host of a mornin g show in Los Angeles. Then he returned to Ne w York, where he landed a local morning show in 1983. The ratings grew. Tw o years later, Kathie L ee Johnson joined him as c ohost. In 1988, he and Kath ie Lee (who by then was ma rried to sportscaster Fran k Gifford) went national. Regis' announcement spawns replacement speculations


LIVING 10B LIVING News-Sun Friday, January 21, 2011 few weeks ago, 13-year-old Jordyn Ekberg was sitting on her bed listening to music when a text flashed on her cell phone. From a number, not a name. The Independence, Mo., teen had no clue who sent it. "You don't belong at this school," the text read. "You need to go back. Get your own life and stop trying to be one of us." She sat there on her bed, fighting the tears and wondering if she should just give up. Stop trying to belong and be accepted, by anyone. "Maybe they're right, maybe I don't belong," Jordyn says, her voice breaking. Being a teenager has always been tough, trying to figure out who you are and what you want while your body changes and your mood shifts faster than an iPod changes songs. But now, ramp it up a thousand notches. With technology today, teens are constantly communicating, sometimes with strangers, and nasty comments are no longer passed in a note but spread over the Internet in seconds. That same technology bombards teens with images of perfect bodies and unrealistic expectations. They're always plugged in, never turned off all at an important time of self-identification, when experts say these new pressures and disruptions make it harder for teens to find their true identity. "They struggle anyway on the sheer fact of being a teenager," said Jennifer Vernon, clinical manager for Synergy Services Inc., which offers help for troubled teens. "Then you throw in all that other stuff and it's tough." More teens than ever before are diagnosed with mental disorders, from anxiety and depression to behavior problems. They juggle outside activities, jobs to pay for the latest gadgets to keep up with their friends, and homework to answer the high expectations of parents. And they believe strangers judge them based on how they look. "I have people tell me, I always thought you were this serious, mean-looking guy,'" says Bubba Starling, 18, a standout quarterback from Gardner, Kan. Sure, he's 6 feet 5 inches tall and when he's intense, he doesn't smile much. But off the field, he loves kids, likes to joke around and hang out with friends. Not mean at all. Candace Villanueva, 17, of Kansas City, Kan., believes people think she's small and vulnerable. Yet she's a certified brown belt in karate and accomplished debater. What worries experts about this new generation of teens is that they're so busy, they're so driven and so tied to electronic devices that they lack the time for reflection that other generations had. "Teens don't spend a lot of alone time. They're going, going, going all of the time," says Shelli Copas, counselor at Ruskin High School in Kansas City, Mo. "I don't know that they have a lot of time in their social world, with sports and working all the time, to just sit and think through, Who do I want to be? Who am I?'" Ask teens if they worry what other people think of them, and more times than not they quickly say no. They don't care; they're their own person. "They need that independence, that selfpreservation," says Daryl Lynch, chief of the adolescent medicine section at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, which has multiple locations in the Kansas City area. But get to know them and that changes. "Once they feel comfortable expressing their true feelings to you, you find that they are often in a very scary place," he says. "They are fearful; they do care deeply about what other people think. They are trying to please parents, other adults." And other teens. They don't want people to think they're someone they're not. "I say I don't care about what people think about me, but you don't want them to be like, Hey this kid is weird,'" says Jordan Nubine, a senior football player from Blue Springs, Mo. "I don't want to be labeled that guy who's rude to everyone." And Jordyn Ekberg, the one who received a nasty text message, says she worries all the time what people think. "I want people to like me," she says. Jordyn lives with her paternal grandmother. When she was 5, her mom was unable to care for her in South Dakota so she came to live with her grandmother in Kansas City. Two years after that, her father was murdered. It's hard sometimes to feel like she belongs. Especially when she's at a new school like she is this year. "Some people make fun of me because I'm quiet. Some people make fun of me because I don't have a dad. That my mom doesn't care," Jordyn says. "They make fun of me for any reason and some of these reasons are cruel. It makes me cry." And it's tough on her grandmother, Marilyn Logan. "My heart breaks for her when she comes home," Logan says. "It's hard for me to understand why the kids do what they do." Life is harder for teens of this generation, she says. "It's a constant pressure to have things like others have, to be able to do things that others do," Logan says. "When you don't have two breadwinners in the house, it's hard. Especially on a fixed income." Just like in the 1950s or the '80s or '90s, fitting in is important. More important than ever, actually. "The cost of not being accepted, the emotional cost, is much higher today," says Carol Maxym, a psychologist and educational consultant from Maryland who co-wrote "Teens in Turmoil." "Kids are crueler if you're not accepted." Nearly half of high school students report they were bullied in the past year, according to a study by Los Angeles-based Josephson Institute of Ethics. And half admitted they had been the bully. AFlorida teen hanged herself in her bedroom a year ago after a nude photo she sent to a boy spread throughout her middle school and into another community. The subsequent teasing and bullying from other teens including being called a "slut" and "whore" sent her over the edge, her mother told authorities. In September, a Rutgers University student killed himself after prosecutors say his roommate secretly used a computer Web cam to transmit images of the student in an intimate encounter with another man. In the wake of such suicides and as a part of the "It Gets Better Project" ( www.it getsbetter.org ), President Barack Obama videotaped a message to young people. "You are not alone," the president said. "You did not do anything wrong. You didn't do anything to deserve being bullied and there is a whole world waiting for you filled with possibilities. "Things will get better and more than that with time you're going to see that your differences are a source of pride and a source of strength." For teens, the focus is often not what's on the inside, but the outside. Many form their identities based on how they dress, their makeup, their hairstyle. Image is vital. According to a recent New York Times article, the number of people age 18 or younger getting cosmetic surgery more than tripled in the past 10 years. "The real identity work isn't going on," Maxym says. "Image does not equal identity. Identity is self-formed." Teens often want to become what they think others think they should be, said Vernon, of Synergy Services. "Instead of reaching within and finding out what's real for them, what's their true self, they're trying to mold into outside pressures and influences." John Stone talks to teens every day as counselor for Shawnee Mission (Kan.) North High School. He's been at the job more than 18 years and sees a difference. It's not that teens today are worse than the teens two decades ago. "We had students with issues 20 years ago, like everybody else did," Stone says. "I just think there are more students today with issues. It's a volume issue." One in four teens says they have a mood, behavior or anxiety disorder, according to a recent study. One of the most alarming finds was that 22 percent of teens said they had a severe disorder that disrupted their daily lives, says Kathleen Merikangas, of the National Institute of Mental Health, who led the study. "It led them to have difficulty in school, difficulty with relationships," Merikangas says. She and other researchers analyzed data from the National Comorbidity StudyAdolescent Supplement, which surveyed more than 10,000 teens in the U.S. Many disorders diagnosed today, from specific anxiety to Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, weren't well known or discussed 20 to 25 years ago. So there aren't comparable nationwide studies to see if the problem has increased. Regional studies, though, show the rate of depression hasn't changed in the past two decades, Merikangas says. "Universally, teenagers suffer from depression and anxiety as a part of growing up," Merikangas says. "To have these kinds of emotions is quite normal. When they last too long, though, or they come back and it continues to happen, that can become a problem." Expectations can play a major role in what teens are up against. Families who have been living in poverty for generations may expect little of their children. "And if there are no expectations put on you, you don't feel like you need to do anything," says Lynch, who sees young people at the teen clinic at Children's Mercy. But for kids in the suburbs, especially those in affluent families, there's big-time stress. Parents aren't the only ones fueling that. "The expectations they place on themselves are tremendous," Lynch says. "If you have extremely high expectations put on you that are not obtainable, then you always feel like a failure." There's a line parents need to draw, experts say. Part of that is just being supportive, especially in this time of discovery. "If you have people loving you no matter what, you can slow down your pace of finding yourself," Vernon says. "For the kids not feeling accepted, who don't have that support, it fast forwards that quest of self identity." That's why Lynch has one wish for teens: unconditional support. "If I could do one thing to make a difference in teens'lives," Lynch says, "it'd be to have every teenager in the world have just one adult that genuinely loved them, cared for them, and stuck with them through life."ALANNALAUGHREY, 16: "When I was growing up, I worried about what people thought of me," Alanna says, using sign language. "Now, I've learned not to care." CANDACE VILLANUEVA, 17: Acertified brown belt, Candace stands just over 5 feet tall and weighs 100 pounds. She reluctantly signed up for debate class but found it taught her a big lesson: "Even though I'm small, I still have a voice. My strength is my voice." PAULAND DAVID LISBON, 16: Paul, left, wants to be a diplomat. Twin brother David, right, wants to be an architect. The two definitely look alike but they push and their parents encourage separate identities. ZACHARYNICKERSON, 14: Zachary designs and creates dresses people actually buy and wear. He's different, no doubt. And he's cool with it. He thinks maybe he'd be more accepted if he stopped doing the things he loves. "But why live your life when you're actually living through someone else?" PHOTOS BYJILLTOYOSHIBA/THE KANSAS CITYSTAR/MCTRAIHANNAH SHUAIB, 16: Raihannah, a Muslim whose father is African-American and mother is Fiji/Indian, sees people eyeing her at the grocery store. "People are always asking me what I'm wearing," says the teen. Bombarded teenagers struggling to form theirown identities find hopeBy Laura Bauer, McClatchy TribuneMCT