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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING School superintendents across the state have grave concerns regarding the new standards for evaluating schools and individual students just approved by the State Board of Education. Highlands Countys Wally Cox is one of those concerned. t get me wrong, he said in an interview at his office Thursday. e want accountability. We want to NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 34 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 80 61C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Partly sunny, breezy with a shower F orecast Question: Will a curbside recycling program lead you to recycle more items? Next question: Will the economy be the most important factor in your vote for president in November? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online O bituaries Rosella Jones Age 84, of Sebring Bonnie Selph Age 89, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 63.5% No 36.5% 099099401007 T otal votes: 104 Arts & Entertainment3C Business1B Chalk Talk7B Classifieds5B Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2C Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2C Pause and Consider2C Places to Worship6C Sports On TV2D Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 7 7 8 8 By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgA VON PARK The Highlands County Sheriffs O ffice continues their investigation of a 40-year-old woman who was found deadi n her home just outside Avon Park. H ighlands County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer Nell Hays said Saturday morning that the cause Margaret AnnC romlins death had not been determined but that it does not appear to be a suicide. We are looking for anyone who can tell us anything about this lady, anybody that spoke to her recently or anything like that, Hays said. Anything anybody wants to t ell us, we will be happy to l isten. Hays said the investigation was really just getting up to speed after obtaining search w arrants for the home late F riday night. Womans death investigated News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Crime scene tape surrounds the scene where a 40-year-old woman was found dead Friday night under suspicious circumstances at the Camp N Comfort Mobile Home Park. It does not appear to be a suicide.NELLHAYS HCSOspokesperson By ED BALDRIDGE e email@example.comA VON PARK Two suspects are currently being sought for a string of f our armed robberies in Avon Park. The MO (modus operandi t he same, said Cmdr. Jason Lister Friday when asked why the APPD b elieved just two individuals were involved. T he first robbery occurred on Fe b. 20 at the 1412 Memorial Drive 2 men sought for four holdups Courtesy photo A man enters the 7 Days gas stat ion in Avon Park on March 1 with gun in hand. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Congress and President Ronald Reagan established the week beginning March 7 as Womens History Week in 1981. In 1987 the week was extended to the entire month. In honor of Womens History Month, the NewsSun honors Sarah Fay, now retired and living in Sun N Lake. This story is just one of the many that make up Fays life. It describes how she became a part of the official written record of World War II. On Oct. 19, 1944 Fay, then Miss Sarah Eveleigh wearing a brand new dress, gloves and fancy pumps took a bottle of champagne in her hands as if it were a baseball bat. She said the traditional phrase I christen thee LST-652, and struck the ship as hard as she could with the bottle. Champagne sprayed as she watched 652 slide sideways into the Illinois River. Actually, her participation was unusual. Traditionally ships are christened by the wife of the ships new captain, or important people of note. Fay, who had just turned A footnote in WWII history Courtesy photo It is Oct. 19, 1944 and Sarah Fay, then Sarah Eveleigh, cracks a bottle of Champagne on the bow of LST-652 as she christens the ship. She then donated a collection of phonograph records to the crew so they could have music at sea. See DEATH, page 5A See FAY, page 5A S ee FOUR, page 6A N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS B agged food items, beverages and condiments sit ready to be handed out Saturday morning by members of U nion Church and the Heartland Food Reservoir in Avon Park. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comAVON PARK In a full-sized act of generosity and altruism, the Union Church and Heartland Food Reservoir put together a massive food distribution resulting in tens of thousands of pounds of food being put in the hands of the needy Saturday. Union Church Pastor Bill Breylinger stood with volunteers and congregation members Saturday morning and explained the idea behind the distribution. e love local missions. We see that there is a real need right now, we see it in our own congregation. We will do anything we can to help, said Breylinger. With a largely minority congregation, Breylinger knows the difficulties behind achieving a goal when people refuse to work together. It took us 20 years to get to this point and it was a lot of work. We want to reach out and do what we can for everyone. God loves us all, Breylinger said. Director of the Heartland Food Reservoir Natalie Simon worked alongside Breylinger and the 20plus volunteers. They (Union partner agencies. We work with them a lot, but this is the biggest Food reservoir, Union team up for food distribution Helping those in need See FOOD, page 4A Cox: New rules mean more failing schools See COX, page 6A Chasing victoryC orvette pulling out a ll stops SPORTS, 1DChore warA to-do list for keeping t he peace in your home LIVING, 1CBurger king?O ishii Burger a hit w ith Sebring diners BUSINESS, 1B
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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Sebring Regional Airport i s celebrating its 70th anniversary this Centennial Year. On Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. til 3 p.m., join them for a complimenta-r y visit to the Warbird Exposition. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from food vendors and theR unway Caf. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and just have a great time. The North American Trainer Association (NATA) T-6 and T-28 Spring F ormation Clinic will take place at the airport this month. These ex-military aircraft, known as historic Warbirds, chose the Sebring Regional Airport as their practice site in preparation f or Sun n Fun 2012. The public is encouraged to come out to see and hear these beautiful aircraft. There will be close to 30 W arbirds onsite, all now civilian owned and flown. The planes and their pilots will be in Sebring for FAST (Formation and SafetyT raining), as they prepare for the air show at Sun n Fun held in Lakeland from March 27 through April 1. The Sebring Regional Airport will serve as the training site for FAST, an organization dedicated to teach safe formation flying in restored, vintage military aircraft as well as civilian a ircraft. T he pilots of the T-6 and T -28 Warbirds will be practicing their unison take-offs and landings as well as perfecting their formation flying patterns during their stay in Sebring. The T-6, a trainer aircraft, was used in World War II and the Korean War. Warbird Exposition makes special visit to Sebring Regional Airport Centennial Notebook A rt on the Waterfront set for April 21SEBRING Island-style dining and music combinew ith artist demos and a live auction of beach getaways, watersports equipment, original art and more at Highlands Art Leaguess pring fundraiser Art on the Waterfront, to be held the evening of Saturday, April 21. Last years event raised n early $20,000 to support the programs and services of HALwith more than 100 attendees enjoying the Key West atmosphere that featured an outdoor buffet,m ojitos, margaritas and more against the backdrop o f a Lake Jackson sunset. Tickets are $35 in advance. Call 385-6682 tor eserve.Entertainment Revue at ReflectionsAVON PARK R eflections on Silver Lake will host Entertainment R evue, a unique arts group based in Tampa, at 7 p.m. on Monday. EntertainmentR evue has become widely recognized for its talented g roup of performers who entertain at corporate events, community events,a nd in professional theaters across the Southeast. The group has appeared o n CBS This Morning, the Today show, Star S earch, with Elton John and on Broadway. The group has also produced the winner of American Idol Juniors and threef inalists on American Idol. Tickets are $8, available at the door and the public is welcome. For more information call 452-5037 .Good Dog offered a t YMCAS EBRING Highlands County YMCA, 100 YMCALane, will offer a spring dog obedience and behavioral modification course, Good Dog. The course is being offered toa ll citizens and visitors of Highlands County. You do not have to be a member of the YMCAto partake. T his is a six-week course, which will begin a t 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7. T he class meets each S aturday for approximate ly o ne hour. The classes are held under cover at the basketball courts to keep owner and dog cool alongw ith protecting us from possible summer showers Good Dog is geared t owards dogs of all ages a nd levels. The course wi ll f ocus on good manners, o bedience and behavioral m odifications. Upon completion of this course you will have learned how to communicate better with your dog and have fun doing it. Many techniques are utilized including pos i tive reinforcement to help m otivate both you and your d og. S ome of the exercises y ou will be instructed in include: Sit, down, stand, s tay, come, heel/walking on a loose lead and more. Topics to be addressed are geared towards each individual student, i.e., calm greetings, jumping, barking, biting and other prob C ontinued on page 7A S ee WARBIRDS, page 7A B y ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Highlands County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer NellH ays on Friday that no further information is a vailable in the recent robbery of a MidFlorida Bank on Tuesday. But we are working some leads, Hays said. The robbery happened Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the MidFlorida CreditU nion branch at 6105 U.S. 27 North. One shot was fired when the suspects entered the bank, but no injuriesw ere reported. According to a previous N ews-Sun article, the husband of woman whow as inside the bank stated his wife said shots were fired as the robbers entered the bank and everyone was told to getd own on the floor. The man said his wife had their young daughter, a toddler, with her and covered the child with herb ody. The three suspects reportedly jumped the back fence and entered Sun n Lake on foot. One of the suspects was white and the other two black. All of the perpetrators wore masks, jeans and camo pants, according to Hays. The sheriffs office is looking for a vehicle of interest described as a mid-sized green metallic four door car. weapon being fired is not typical (in bank robberies), Hays, a 15year law enforcement veteran said. There is currently no reason to believe the robbery was connected any other incidents in the recent weeks locally at this time. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) involvement is typical, but in this case, no connection has been made between this event and others around the county, so the HCSO continues to work the leads, Hays explained.. Heartland Bank was robbed one year ago, Hays said, and the HCSO continues to work that case. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is requested to call 4027520. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to contact the Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226TIPS (8477 web at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com/ HCSO still working leads in bank robbery By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAVON PARK The Avon Park Police Department is seeking possible unreported victims after arresting a registered sexual offender on Tuesday. David Glen Adams, 45, was booked into the Highlands County Jail on charges that he failed to report a residence change to the Department of Motor Vehicles, a stipulation for all registered sexual offenders. Adams did register with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office on Feb. 24, according to inmate database on the website. Apress release from APPDs Detective Sgt. Nathan Coogan states that Adams allegedly tried to entice two unidentified children into sexual acts. The names of the victims and the acts were not disclosed. The circumstances surrounding these two identified incidents did not reach the threshold to criminally charge Adams; however based on the investigation, it is believed there may be other unreported victims, Coogan said. e are actively looking for other potential victims Adams may have had the same types of encounters with, Coogan added. Adams was adjudicated guilty on June 18, 2004 in Leon County on charges of lewd and lascivious acts. The arrest and circumstances violated Adams parole and he is currently being held in the Highlands County Jail with no bond. Anyone with information about can contact the APPD Criminal Investigation Division at 452-4422. Unidentified victims sought in Avon Park Concern over actions of sexual offender Adams C ourtesy photo Rebecca Spohn (lefttment K-9 J.R. and Judy Gerber, who won Sgt. Ted E. Bear, are joined by SPD Chief Tom Dettman. Special to the News-SunS EBRING The Sebring Police Department accepted donations throughout the 2012 Highlands County Fair to win one of two greatp rizes. The first was a paw autographed 24-by-36-inch poster of its K-9, J.R.. The other was a large 4-by-2-foot wide stuffed bear, known asS ergeant Ted E. Bear, a replica of the traffic decoy bear. The police department raised $350 in cash donations for the continued care and maintenance of its K-9 program. Rebecca Spohn, a fifthgrader at Lakeview Christian School in Lake Placid, won the autographed poster of J.R.. Judy Gerber, a resident of Spring Lake and a registered polysomnographic technician, won Sergeant Ted E. Bear. Gerber said shew ould take excellent care of him until next year, when she would donate him back to the police department to continue its fundraising efforts at the2 013 edition of the Highlands County Fair. The SPD was surprised and grateful to be recognized as the first place exhibit at this years fair. Along with that distinction came a $75 check from the Highlands County Fair Association. SPD announces bear, K-9 poster winners
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 11, 2012Page 3AANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.org S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION If you are like me, you find yourself spending a lot of time on Facebook. Ify ou dont spend a lot of time on Facebook, hopefull y you know that its a huge social network that millions visit to sharet hings that mean something to them to their friends and f amily. Granted, those things are often funny photos and bad jokes, but the i ntentions are good. I am one of those people who dont want everyone on the planet to know stuff about me. So I do tend tok eep some things private, just between friends and myself. Granted, Im pretty willing to friend just about anyone (and if you are onF acebook and want to friend me, Im Laura H elmers Ware), but keeping some things privated oes keep out the general riff-raff. However, for some people it may not be enough to keep a limit on some infor-m ation to those you befriend. According to an article by Bob Sullivan at http://redtape.msnbc.msn.c om, some employers andc olleges want access to that information and some are going so far as to request user names and passwords. The article cited several situations where a prospective employee was asked to surrender their Facebook user name and password. Marylands Department of Corrections did this before a complaint from the ACLU caused them to rethink the policy. Instead, they now ask you to log into your account during an interview and let them see what you have there. Its voluntary, but most applicants will agree to it, according to Maryland ACLU legislative director Melissa Coretz Goemann. College athletic departments use a different tack: it seems a number of them require that a student friend a coach or other authority figure, thus giving them access to their friends only data. There even seem to be companies that can help monitor social media. The article quotes Washington, D.C. lawyer Bradley Shear, who sees a number of problems with w hat schools and employers are doing. To him, this is nothing less than a viola-t ion of the First Amendment. S hear sums it up thusly: Maybe it's OK if you live in a totalitarian regime, but w e still have a Constitution to protect us. It's not a far leap from reading people's Facebook posts to reading their email. ... As a society,w here are we going to draw the line?" The D.C. lawyer is of the opinion that it will take a national law to fix this,n ot just letting the states handle it as is happening n ow. He believes it is too important to leave to statel egislatures. I spend a lot of time on Facebook. I am up there as I type this column, chatting with a friend as I put thist ogether. Most people who checked out my friends only stuff would probably find themselves bored t heres not a lot there thats exciting, unless you count the few times I dip into political discourse. And my Farmville addiction, which could be cause for some alarm. Even with that being the case, I wouldnt want to be forced to share that personal information with just anyone. And, in keeping with Facebooks Terms of Service, Im not about to share my log in information with anyone, even a potential employer. Im sure most of the colleges and employers wanting this information are well-meaning. But it doest make it right. Let us have some privacy and set some barriers on our lives. There is no Constitutional right to know everything about someone else. And some things are just none of your business. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Facebook privacy, or the lack thereof Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Natural environment needs to be protectedEditor: As Florida cuts funding to social and health services that are critical to stemming even higher societal costs, we see them giving $34.7 million to special interests, like the Heartland Parkway. Proponents of the Heartland Parkway want to place important and needed infrastructure, namely a multi-lane toll road, through undeveloped, wild, natural and agricultural lands that have no economic development on either side. Why? Because private interests own land along the way. Plain and simple. No other reason. This toll road will destroy whatever is left of wild Florida. As we all know, it is the natural environment in Florida that makes people want to live here. Take out the $34.7 million grab bag for Floridas richest and give it to programs that will keep people out of jail and out of hospitals. It will put Floridas scarce tax dollars where they are needed most and save what is worth saving in Florida: our natural environment. Maureen McKenna SebringTime to leave the horse to drink on its ownEditor: Now it is clear lets follow Russias example and leave Afghanistan to the Afghans. Our 10year adventure which began with getting Bin Laden and quickly expanded through mission creep to winning hearts and minds, improving living standards and expanding democracy should by now be recognized as beyond our current capabilities and not desired by most Afghans who would rather return to the good old days of shooting at their neighbors during the warring season. We cannot, with enthusiasm and well motivated programs, drag this horse to water nor make it drink. To them we will always be outsiders. It is about time we face the realty that Afghans are more willing to accept the Taliban than American objectives and start packing our bags. Our troops and the Afghans will be happier for it. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid BouquetTeam Lykes does well for RelayEditor: Team Lykes would like to thank those in the community who came out to our yard sale on Saturday, March 3 benefiting Relay for Life. Our employees donated all the items for sale and their generosity is appreciated. Leftover items were donated to the youth at the First Presbyterian Church for their spring break trip to help tornado victims in Alabama, and Nu Hope. Your support helped us raise over $500 for Relay for Life. We would also like to thank ReMax Lake Placid for allowing us to conduct our yard sale in their parking lot. We invite the community to come out March 24 to the Lake Placid Relay for Life event at the football field. Each Relay team will have a camp sitefeaturing a childrens book and offering food and games. Team Lykes will be serving swamp cabbage and ribs and bobbing for apples. Our Goodbye Cancer Garden, complete with vegetable plants, will be encouraging everyone to eat healthier. Again, thank you to everyone who supported the Team Lykes yard sale and we hope to see you on March 24. Rich Hetherton and Cheryl Henderson Team Lykes Co-CaptainsLPPD puts smile on visitors memoryEditor: I recently visited your city and the state of Florida. While I was in Lake Placid, I lost a camera case and a digital memory card filled with family photos. I went back to the location where I lost the case/card and it was not there. I didnt mind losing the case, but the card had so many special memories on it. I returned home two weeks after visiting your beautiful town. I had a message on my answering machine from Lt. James Fansler of the Lake Placid Police Department. Someone had turned in my camera case and memory card. I was surprised beyond belief that this had happened. I called Lt. Fansler and he told me that a gentleman, who was mowing near where I lost this, had turned it in. I want to extend my thanks and appreciation for the efforts of the person who turned this in and to Lt. Fansler for making the effort to locate me and return this to me. Words cannot express my appreciation for your efforts in getting this back to me. Thank you so very much. Susan Burleson Johnson City, Tenn. Floridas expenditures on the health care program for low-income people havem ore than doubled since 2000, increasing at a rate about six times faster than general revenues. For the fiscal year ending June 30, Florida expects to spend$ 20.3 billion for Medicaid more than a quarter of its e ntire budget. State lawmakers, who are trying to balance the budgetw hile increasing funding for education by more than $1 b illion and holding the line on taxes, are seeking major savings in Medicaid. They have proposed reducing reimbursements to hospitals, capping the number of emergency room visits Medicaidp atients can make and making counties cough up more dough. Legislators have proposed withholding millions in revenue-sharing money from thec ounties in order to collect contested Medicaid bills. T hat could amount to a $148 million a year increase in county payments. ... C ounties are required to pay for their share of the cost o f certain Medicaid services. The states Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA provides each county with a m onthly bill that lists Medicaid residents for which the county is responsible for paying. Counties review the information to determinew hether the bill is accurate. If the county agrees that the bill is correct, it sends payment to the AHCAthat is deposited into the GeneralR evenue Fund. Since the state implemented a new computer billing system in 2008, though, counties increasingly have disputed those bills, allegingi ncorrect addresses, duplicative charges and incorrect r ates. As a result, they have withheld payments to the statew hile the AHCAresearches each bill to determine who is r esponsible for the patient. That can be a time-consuming process, and as a result, it has created a backlog of u npaid bills. ... The state is tired of waiting and wants what it believes is its money. Now. Naturally, counties dont r elish the damage that would do their budgets. ... Tallahassee is seeking to cut Medicare spending without addressing its fundamen-t al costs. Just because you want to pay a lower amount for a good or service doesnt mean it will cost that much less to produce it. T he spiraling cost of delivery of health care must be a rrested. As we have seen at the federal and state levels, thatsn ot easy to accomplish. But it must be done, for our longt erm financial health. ... An editorial from the Panama City News-Herald. Medicaid cuts a necessary evil Me dicaid spending is squeezing F lorida like an Everglades p ython. The solution, though, is n ot for state lawmakers to put the squeeze o n someone else.
C M Y K o ne weve done, said Simon. M ore than 10,000 pounds of food were unloaded onto tables and the parking area in front of The Rock Youth Center at Union Saturdayw hile cars of families and individuals pulled through to r eceive their share. Each family gets about 15-20 pounds of food. Weh ave a head of cabbage, juices, burritos, a gallon of w ater, and a few snacks. We hope to feed about 300 families today, said Simon. T he last big food distribution, held in December, gave food to 1,094 individuals, Simon said. N ormally for this type of distribution, the Heartland F ood Reservoir would do an income check and address verification for those picking up the goods. This time, however, they did things al ittle differently. Since we are working w ith them (Union just verifying the addresses, said Simon. If they live inH ighlands County and they drive through here, then they get food. We know there is a need, so if they say theyn eed it, then they need it. The volunteers sorted t hrough bags and handed out food to people of all ethnicities Saturday Hispanic Caucasian and AfricanAmerican families all rolledt hrough the drive and each received what they came for. It doesnt matter what color you are we want to share Jesuss love withe veryone. We want to help everyone, Breylinger said. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING Local parents, administrators andt eachers are banning together in an effort to make Highlands County schools better for students. These involved individuals are a part of theH ighlands Advanced Academics Parent Network a nd are working alongside instructors to get the attention of Florida Gov. RickS cott in order to provide this school district with what t hey feel is an adequate curriculum. The program known as AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) isa highly effective program that the district has been i nterested in for the past two years. The cost of bringing it to a ll district middle schools and high schools is prohibit ive ($520,000 HAAPfounder Diane Juve in an email addressed toc oncerned parents and administrators. Juve has organized a miss ion to support the AVID program and get it to H ighlands County schools. The question Juve has is What will it take to raise Highlands Countys advanced course offerings toa level where we can compete with more affluent communities in Florida? The answer is simple according to HAAP: better equipped students. e operate on such a t ight budget that there are areas at the secondary level t hat still need improvement. Currently, 72.7 percent of our districts students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and many come fromf amilies with limited educational backgrounds. Many of these students have great potential but dont have adequate study skills to handlet he rigor of advanced classes yet. We want to reach those students and help them succeed, said Juve. Dr. Ruth Heckman, director of Secondary Programs for Highlands County School District, agrees completely with Juve. VID works to prepare students to accelerate. We want these students to get into the dual enrollment college courses, AP(advanced placement) and to get into the IB (International Baccalaureate) program. It is a proven record of success, Heckman said. Heckman, and the rest of the involved individual, hopes that the funding will be granted to Highlands County for the AVID program. It is a very expensive program and its just not doable with the funds that we have right now, said Heckman. The $520,000 that could b e granted to the school district for the program would go to a number of things including teacher training, materials and college student tutors for the seventht hrough ninth graders enrolled in the AVID prog ram. The AVID program will allow students who have a less than perfect background the opportunity to g ain the tools need to become successful in high school and go on to college and excel. e hope that more stud ents who need support can get it through AVID, H eckman said. Juve has launched a challenge to the HighlandsC ounty community. Currently the appropriat ions budget is awaiting the approval of Gov.Scott and Juve wants to makeH ighlands Countys voice heard. e need to make sure t hat Gov.Rick Scott does not veto the funding for A VID Highlands County, and to do that we need to have everyone possible send an email of support to Gov. Scott right away. Thatm eans you, me, our friends, neighbors and local business owners.At this pivotal moment we need everyone to mobilize to ensure we are heard, Juve said. Heckman is a supporter o f Juves plan and also urges the community to get i nvolved in this effort. s a budget thing. He (Scott how valuable this is to these students. It needs to showt hat we are all supporting this and doing this together. They need to see that its just not us in the teachers seats, but its everyone,s aid Heckman. Emails should be written to Governor Scott with Please Support Highlands Countys AVID Program in the subject line, and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org te.fl.us/. ere a small district but we can have a powerful voice if we work together. Please send your email right now, said Juve. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main a gold rush; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 7 7 6 6 BOYS & GIRLS CLUB; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, keister family fiddle; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 7 7 6 6 4 4 2x3 bw Natha Burrell 00017844 Support needed for education improvement Group asking for emails to Gov. Scott about AVIDprogram C ontinued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Union Church youth group leader Tony Tillis helps distribute food to people in need S aturday morning in Avon Park. Food distributed to families By BRENTKALLESTAD Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate has passed reforms to thes tates mandatory no-fault automobile personal injury protection insurance. The measure passed on a 22-17 vote Friday after some heavy duty lobbying as time ran down on the final day of the 2012 session. The Personal Injury P rotection bill has been one of Gov. Rick Scots t op priorities. Scott lobbied skeptical lawmakers feverishly during the lastd ays of the session. Senate President Mike H aridopolos said he called recalcitrant lawmakers to help rally around Scotts goal of beefing up the MotorV ehicle No-Fault Law to reduce fraud some claim h as added $1.4 billion in insurance costs since 2008. T he bill nearly died on a preliminary vote. P IP bill narrowly passes MIAMI (AP. K ennedys widow will join fasting Florida tomato pickers asking Publix supermarket chain to help boost their wages. About 60 fasters are on day six. They want Publix top ay growers a penny more per pound of tomatoes. The e xtra pennies would then be passed from tomato growers to workers. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers supports the farmworkers, whop lan a 3-mile march Saturday in Lakeland. The Coalitions penny campaign has won support in recent years from companies likeT aco Bell, McDonalds and Burger King. Those companies and even the growers initially balked but eventually signeda deal paying more. Publix says it doesnt set prices, and growers should add the increase to what they charge for their tomatoes. Some growers fear Publix will buy elsewhere if they do. RFKwidow to join fast 17-month-old boy killed by dog in JacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE (AP Jacksonville Police say a 17month-old boy was killed bya dog in a neighbors yard. Dylan Andres got away from his mother Friday morning as she was unpacking groceries. He wandered into a neighbors yard across the street and was attacked by the dog, which was chained to a pole in the front yard. The Florida Times-Union reports that the dog was a Rottweiler.
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But, she said, it bothered her that ship sponsors t hose women who actually christened new ships had to have connections of one sorto r the other to be given the honor. She thought it would b e fun to take part in a launching ceremony, so she began a campaign. I dont think its fair, she told the commanding officer w here she worked. I think you should give others a chance (to christen a ship There have to be at least 100 women in this office. Itw ould lift their spirits and theyd do a good job. T he officer told her he would sleep on the idea. oud better, she said shet old him. Ill hound you if you dont. T he next day the officer got on the public address system and announced there was g oing to be a special lottery drawing. The winner would sponsor 652, which was about to be launched. Lo and behold, Fays was the win-n ing ticket. I could hear this uproar of fixfrom all over she said laughing. Then she twinkled, but the Navy would never lie. S he was sworn to secrecy until the ship launched. It was a day to remember, Fay said, adding thats he remembers telling a Navy official, if I ever get married, the wedding will never hold a candle to this. She, her mother and sister w ere driven in a limousine. She was given two dozen long stemmed roses, a military band played and flags of all sizes and colors flutterede verywhere. I was spellbound through the whole thing, she said, even though I didnt understand it all. I was on such a high. It was breathtaking. Dignitaries stood with her on a high platform built alongside the ship. She was given a champagne bottle encased in a tight weave of m ulti-colored ribbons. While beautiful, the casing served a practical purpose to keep glass from flying into the crowd. It took one mane ight hours to wrap the bottle, Fay said. And they pres ented it to me in a wooden box with a rack inside to holdi t steady. The lid had a brass plaque with her name engraved. She was also given a gold pin in the shape of a bow, with hern ame, the date and LST-652 engraved on the back. LSTs were not named, Fay said, because so many were built so fast the Navy could-n t keep up. Roughly 1,000 LSTs were constructed during the war. Fay was an excellent choice as sponsor, regardless of whether the fix was in or not. She and her family worked hard to become Americans. Born in Scotland, Fay, her m other and younger sister came to the United States to join her father who wasa lready in the country. Fay was 4 years old. T hey were turned back at Ellis Island, however, for two reasons. The quota had been f illed and Fays mother had a cough due to chronic bronchitis. The officials at Ellis Island insisted it was tuberculosis. We dont want you here, Fay said her mother was told. The family was given $10 and a carton of cigarettes and sent back to Scotland. T hey made arrangements to go to Canada and stayed t here a year studying U.S. civics and history, complet-i ng paperwork and waiting to make the quota. When Fay was 6 they finally arrived in Chicago from Winnipeg, Manitoba. W hile homesick in the beginning, the Fays soon settled in. My mother would say, This is my country now.I came to America to be a g ood citizen, Fay said, adding she expected her daughters to be as loyal. Today, feisty as ever, Fay is still a patriot and proud of her experience. It pleases her to be a footnote in American history and to have helped win World War II. C ontinued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sitting in her living room in Sun N Lakes, Sarah Fay holds up the bottle she used to christen a ship during WWII. The bottle rattles, broken glass still trapped inside. Fay became part of WWIIrecord s going to take time to put together. The investigation is just really getting started. Emergency Medial Services and law enforcement were dispatched to 2172 E. Red Barn Road at 5:17 p.m. on Friday after Cromlin was found dead by relatives and there was a lot of blood everywhere, according to radio traffic. Afew minutes later, detectives were called in to inspect the scene at the Camp N Comfort Mobile Home Park and the area was sectioned off as a crime scene. The District 10 Medical Examiners Office has been called in to determine the exact cause of death, Hays said. Hays is asking for anyone with information about Cromlin to come forward and contact the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigations Unit or Detective Roger St. Laurent at 402-7250. Continued from page 1A Deputies investigating death of woman at mobile home park It was a day to r emember. I was spellbound through the whole t hing. It was breathtaking.SARAHFAY on christening an LST
C M Y K Hilltop Shell Station, according to Det. Sgt. Nathan Coogan. The second robbery was on Feb. 23 at the Citgo at 901 U.S. 27, the third was onM arch 1 at the 7 Days gas Station at 107 U.S. 27 South a nd the fourth happened on March 9, again at the Hilltop Shell. The four convenience store robberies have not net-t ed significant amounts, according to Lister, but video and witness accounts reveal similar suspects who committed similar acts. We are working some leads and have evidence still to review, but we are on the right trail, Lister said. A ccording to a press release from Coogan, all the suspects entered the stores with their faces covered armed with handguns and demanded money. The first suspect is d escribed as a black male in his early to mid 20s, is 5foot-10 with a slim build. The second suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, is 5 -foot-7 to 5-foot-9 with a m edium build. The robberies all happened late in the day, but no pattern has been established in any of the cases, Lister said. They seem to prey on ta rgets they feel are easy Lister commented. A nyone with information is encouraged to contact the Avon Park Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 452-4422. ROSELLAMAE JONES Rosella Mae Jones, 84, of Sebring, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Sebring. She was born Oct. 18, 1927, to Carl and Blanche (Pease Ind., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1960, coming from Decatur, Indiana. She was owner and operator of Rosellas Fashions to Fit Dress Shop on the Circle in Sebring for 30 years, and wasa member of First United Methodist Church, the VFW Auxiliary and the Elks. Rosella is survived by her daughter, Penny Brill of Jasper, Ala.; sons, David Wittwer, Lake Placid, and Jack Wittwer, Trenton, Fla.; sister, Nancy Jeffery, Sebring; four grandchildren, Chris Aries, Cindy Flacco, Angela Shupe and Shannon Preus; six great-grandchildren, Jessica, Kenny, Victoria, Michelle, Tony and Christie; and four greatgreat-grandchildren, Alexandria, Logan, Seth and Gavin. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Billy Fisher. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the VFW4300 Auxiliary, 1041 Lakeview Dr., Sebring, FL 33870. Arrangements were entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, FL33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com BONNIE M. SELPH Bonnie M. Selph, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 8, 2012. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, L.E. Selph, Jr. Bonnie was born in Jersey, Ga. on March 17, 1922 to Charles T. and Fannie Hall Murphy. Bonnie moved to Highlands County area during W.W. II to work in the family business while L.E. was in the war. She is survived by her son, Daniel Selph and his wife, Pam Frost; daughter, Gala Durrance; grandchildren, Noel Durrance and her husband, David Hillhouse, Christopher Selph, all of Sebring, Chad Durrance and his wife, Lesley, Tampa, Fla. and Jennifer Hook, Indian Land, S.C. Bonnies life was devoted to the Lord, which was exemplified in the love she showed to her family and those around her. Throughout her life Bonnie was always involved in her local churches of First Baptist of Sebring and later at Sparta Road Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m, Monday at Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring with family receiving friends one hour prior. Burial to follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Memorials are requested to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33870. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com/. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 0 0 4 4 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; veterans ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 1 1 4 4 2x4 Carolyn simmons 00017845 OBITUARIES Continued from page 1A raise the bar. Every district is working to improve. The problem is (the revisions are happening all at once. You have to look at the big pict ure. C ox ticked off the three c hanges. One, there is a whole new FCAT(Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test), he said. FCAT2.0. It is a tougher test with ramped up standards. It requires a higher level of thinking. wo, theyve changed the scale scores students have to score higher on the tougher test to make the proficiency level and three, theyve changed how we count ESE kids and the kids who dont speak English; more of them h ave to take the test sooner I ncreased rigor is a good thing, Cox said. The problem is FCAT2.0 has only been administered once. With only two years of data, true growth w ill be difficult to determine. It is too much too soon, Cox said. He agrees with critics who w ant to see a delay of a year before raising the cut levelso n the scale scores. s like a high jumper Cox said. Hes cleared 6 feet and you raise the bar up to 8 f eet, instead of 6.5. We think it should be phased in instead of happening all at once. As to including more students in the FCAT2.0 sooner, Cox showed the News-Sun a cartoon. I n the background is a large tree. In front of the tree a bureaucrat sits at a desk. He is saying, It is a simple test,j ust climb the tree to a line of a nimals in front him a monkey, an elephant, a horse, a bird, and a fish in a bowl. In other words, Cox said, it i s impossible to evaluate all children in the same way. Some children just dont know enough English yet, while otherss how growth by mastering skills liket ying their shoes. C ox is very concerned for Florida as a whole. Schools are going to fail, he said. There are predict ions as many as 300 schools may get Fs. Student FCAT scores will drop. The graduation rates will be affected. When schools fail, he a dded, there are increased costs to school districts b ecause more remediation classes have to be created, yet school funding is still an issue. This is almost more of a Chamber of Commerce issue. Statewide (school superint endents) are trying to engage the real estate and business communities. Lowered scores across Florida could ke ep investors away. The (state s ees us as protecting our turf, C ox said. Theyll listen better to business leaders. Beyond the mandated changes lies an equally troubling problem, Cox added. The state does not recognize p overty as a factor when compiling a school grade, yet studies have shown poverty has a strong impact. Our schools, he said, are a reflection of the community. Seventy-five percent of my students qualify for free and reduced lunch. In St. John County, which is ranked firsti n the state, only 20 percent of the students do. Look at the district rankings, youll see they follow Title 1. But what is truly important to remember, Cox added, is that lower FCAT t est scores do not necessarily mean a student learned less this year than in prior years. Cox said enough people are c oncerned that the state Board of Education held hearing about two weeks ago. School superintendents (including C ox), educational leaders and parents testified requesting a m ore graduated introduction of the higher standards. The board went ahead and passed the changes as requested byt he state Department of E ducation, but agreed to continue talks with stake holders. Continued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS West Sebring Volunteer Firefighter Ryan Hill collects donations Saturday morning for t he Muscular Dystrophy Association at the intersection of U.S. 27 and the Sebring Parkway. To learn more about muscular dystrophy, visit mda.org. Firefighters help out MDA Cox, others concerned about pace of rule changes Cox Four gas stations robbed in AP By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s email@example.comSEBRING The Sebring International Raceway will be filled with residents andv isitors today with the Ride the Race Track event from 1 1 a.m. until 2 p.m. For the ninth year, the Sebring Chamber ofC ommerce will head the event with the help of longt ime sponsor Skip Barber Racing School and the Sebring International R aceway. Chamber President Kristie Sottile explained the event and how unique it is to the community. There are five drivers from the Skip Barber school. Each group gets into the car with one driver and they do two laps, about fourm iles, around the track, Sottile said. G roups of threes are in for a fun-filled ride witht rained drivers who keep r iders entertained and even give a few thrills. Not only is the experience a fun one, but the ride is informative. They explain the track to you as you go through it, s aid Sottile. They talk about what the track looks like to them (racersv iews and what it takes to maneuver the vehicles. It is a very interactive ride. The Ride the Racetrack is the kickoff for Race Week e ach year and draws hundreds to the track before the races even start. Last year we had around 300. Afew years ago Ib elieve it was over 600 for the event, I would be ecstatic to see 500 people out there, said Sottile. The Chamber has pre-sold j ust over 200 tickets in the past weeks and tickets will a lso be available at the gate. Nutn Fancy will be t here grilling and barbecui ng. The food will be for after the rides, Sottile said. The racing school has b een on board from the very beginning and continue to provide a one of a kind experience for kids and adults alike. This is something spec ial they do every year for the Chamber, for the races and for Sebring. You wouldt be able to pay $15 or $20t o Skip Barber normally and do this, Sottile said. Gate admission is $20 per ride. oure not just out on t he track by yourself. The cars go out in groups of threes so youre zipping past other cars. The drivers knoww hat to do to get the adrenaline going and keep the riders entertained, said Sottile. Its safe and itsf un. Its a very simple event b ut it is family friendly and its fun. Ride the Race Track kicks off Race Week today TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP y our headlights to warn other drivers on the highway would be legal under a bill that has been sent to Gov. Rick Scott. On its final day of the session, the Florida Legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill( HB 1223) that says drivers can flash their headlights to other motorists, even if they are doing it to warn that highway troopers or police officers are nearby. D rivers have been ticketed for warning other motorists that officers may be trying to catch speeders on the highway. But last year a lawsuit was filed contending that law enforcement authorities were misinterpret-i ng Florida law. Soon after the lawsuit was filed, the FHPstopped issuing tickets to drivers who warned other motorists. Bill: Flashing headlights is legal In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
C M Y K The T-28 was used not only a s a trainer aircraft but as a combat platform as well during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Be sure to have a familyf un day at the Sebring Regional Airport on Saturday, March 24, and watch the amazing Warbirds and their pilots. NATAo rganizer Stoney Stonage said, This is a day for all ages to come and enjoy a bit of history. Remember, there is no a dmission charge for the event; however, there will be a donation box to benefitt he local EAAChapter 1240 as well as the local Civil Air Patrol. I n addition to the Warbirds Exposition, on F riday, March 23, all three chambers, (Sebring, Lake Placid and Avon Park) willb e uniting to have a Warbird Exposition Tri-Chamber M ixer at Sebring Regional Airport. This is a great opportunity for chamber members to support the airports 70th Anniversary, anda major networking opportunity. The Tri-Chamber M ixer is open to all chamber members. People and business that are interestedi n becoming chamber members are encouraged to a ttend and find out how being a chamber member can help your business get o ff the ground or grow to new heights. Sebring Regional Airport is at 128 Authority Lane in Sebring. F or more information visit www.sebringairport.com or call 863-6556444. Remember the Sebring H istorical Society was putting together a commemorat ive book, One-Hundred Y ears of Sebring? Well, the books are in. Get your copy at the Historical Society,3 21 W. Center Ave., behind the Sebring Library. Books a re $25 if purchasing a single book, and $20 per book if purchasing two or more.G et em while theyre hot! Mayor George Hensley u rges all citizens, groups, clubs, societies and businesses to join in the celebration. The Centennial Planning Committee meetst he first Thursday of each month at 4 PM. The public i s invited & encouraged to attend, at the Jack Stroup ( Sebring) Civic Center. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrat eSebringCentennial, Go to the website, w ww.Sebring100.com, call 655-5554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org tog et involved. Thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunit y to keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article every Sunday and you wont missa thing! J en Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. lem-solving techniques. The AKC Canine Good CitizenT est will be available for those wishing to obtain said certification at the end of the course. GSD (Gods Special Dog), Good Dogm ascot will visit with the class and help with their socialization training. The instructor has 30-plus years of experience in dogt raining and behavior modifications. She has titled dogs in AKC, Search and Rescue, Cadaver Dogs, Narcotics, Tracking and EvidenceI ndication, Personal Protection, Therapy Dogs and Registered ServiceD ogs. Puppies and dogs must be current on their vaccina-t ions. Cost is $50. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 6 55-9080. This will be the last class offered at the YMCAuntil the fall due toe xcessive heat and humidity.Just Country plays at Recreation ClubSEBRING Just Country, with Judy andD ave will be performing from 2-4 p.m. today at the S ebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave. Cost is a donation at the door.Scribes Night Out to feature Tuffley SEBRING Christopher T uffley, a news-writer for the News-Sun, will be the featured reader at Scribes Night Out at 6:30 p.m. today at Brewsters CoffeeH ouse, just south of Home Depot. Tuffley, who majored in creative writing at the University of Miami, willr ead from his novel-inprogress titled, Better Than B ad, But Not Good, which he describes as a murderm ystery inside a story of redemption and love. SNO, made up of local writers reading from their works, published or not,g ets together the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Brewsters. Open Mike sessions (lasting about seven minutes perr eader) are held both Sundays, but about 15 minutes of one Sunday a month are devoted to a featured reader. The general public is also invited to attend and rub shoulders with these local writers. Admission is free. SNO is sponsored by the Heartland Cultural Alliance and by Brewsters. For more information, call Larry or Elaine Levey, SNO coordinators, at 385-8618. MARSP meets TuesdayAVON PARK The Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will hold its meeting again at the Avon Park Public Library on Tuesday. The library is at 100 N. Museum St., off Main Street. The program this month will be the DVD presentation from the Lansing Staff with information about medical and legislative issues. If you have questions, call 655-6825.Clubhouse renovation meetingLAKE PLACID The Highlands Park Estates Clubhouse needs a new roof. Plans are being considered to enlarge the present building and update the facilities. Ideas, plans for and against are needed. Come take part in the discussion today. The budget is due by the end of April; a short meeting will be held to report current happenings and plan the spring dinner to be held on April 15. Take part in plans for the commun ity. Refreshments featuring St. Patricks Day will be served after the program. The meeting begins at 1:30p .m. at the Highlands Park Estates Clubhouse reached from 621-E by going north on Highlands Lake Drive for 1.3 miles to turn right onD eerglen. For information, call 4652468. All are welcome.Glad Hatters to performSEBRING The Glad Hatters will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 LarkA ve. (two streets south of Thunderbird Road). This is f ree and open to the public. The performance will last about an hour, and cookiesa nd coffee will be served afterwards.Home Owners Association meets MondayS EBRING The next meeting of the Highlands C ounty Home Owners Association will be held from 9-11 a.m., Monday att he Sebring Estates Clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix D rive. The speakers will be attorney Charlotte Stone,s peaking on trusts, wills and estates and attorney David W. Rhodes, speaking on r everse mortgages. Coffee, hot tea and donuts w ill be provided and the public is welcome. For information, call Gene Reese at 633-8094.Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meetsSEBRING The next meeting of the Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in ther ear fellowship hall of the Church of Christ, 3800 S ebring Parkway. There are no dues or fees and the public is welcome. On special display will be some examples of Floridasr ocks, minerals and fossils. The main feature of the evening will be the annual auction. Never displayed before will be rocks, miner-a ls, gemstones, fossils and artifacts available for those collectors and rock-hounds. The birthstones for March are the aquamarine, a variety of beryl, the most valuable color being a rich sky blue. The alternate birthstone is heliotrope, otherwise known as bloodstone, an opaque dark-green chalcedony with red spots. For more information, call 453-7054.Butterfly Friends meet TuesdaySEBRING The Butterfly Friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center, Lab Room (next to auditorium). The speaker will be Cassey Trent, field coordinator/office manager, FAU at Riverwood Research Center. Bring any plants or seeds to share with the new members and guests. For more information, call Betty Podmore at 385-2605 or L ucy Wheeler at 382-7465.Events planned for lodges, postsA VON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host a Steak-O at 2 p.m. Sunday followed byN ASCAR on the big screen at 2:30 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the Mens Auxiliarym eeting at 6 p.m. and Post meeting and 7 p.m. Music by Laura Patten from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For details, call4 52-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will have music with Fireman and NASCAR on t he big screen on Sunday. Call for times. Legion meets at 6 p.m. Monday. Music with Bama Jam on Wednesday, with Franke onT hursday and with Larry Musgrave on Friday, all t imes from 6-10 p.m. Music with Bob Weed on Saturday. Call for time. Women of theM oose St. Pattys Day dinner on Satruday. Call for t ime. Call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 BPOE boardm eets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. BPOE meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Get tickets early f or the BPOE Installation of Officers and Community A wards event on Saturday, March 24. Dinner is $10 per person. Call the lodge at 465-2661. The VFW3380 in Lake P lacid Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. St. Patricks Day dinner will be Saturday. Call for time. For details, call 699-5444. SEBRING T he Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate A ve., will have Shuffleboard pro tournament, Mens/LadiesDoubles in Avon Park on Monday. Mini-shuffleboard tourna-m ent is set for 1:15 p.m. Friday. Mountain Memories will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday with concessions/doors opening at 5 p.m. Ford etails, call 385-2966. The Sebring Elks 1529 will have its Wacky Wednesday from 5-6;30 p.m. Wednesday. Food will be available for purchase. Dance only, cost is $5. Music by Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dance to Uptown Country from 6:309:30 p.m. Friday for $5. Food available for purchase. Installation of officers on Saturday. 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C M Y K B y ANGIE BARR Special to the News-SunS EBRING The first thing that greets customers when they arrive at the Oishii Burger Japanese American Grill at 1320 U.S. 27 North is the aroma of the cooking. T he parking area is busy a sight that is not unusua l,since word of the Oishii Burger spreads around the town folk. As you enter,the friendly staff greets you with a smilew hile employee April Farmer is busy cooking on the open flame broil grill, revealing the source of that wonderful aroma. F lames rise up from the grill. Its a type of oily butter,Farmer said. When sprayed onto the cooking meat,it acts as a type of marinade,opening the pores of the meat,which activates the seasoning. Owner Alex Thach is a 12-year resident of Sebring previously from Chicago and is also the owner of the Oishii Express in the Lakeshore Mall that has been open for five years. When Oishii Burger Japanese American Grill opened on Nov. 1,the renowned Oishii Burger that so many crave was born. How did this mouthwatering creation start? Previously in the Oishii Express,Thach added the teriyaki and Oishii white sauce to his burgers,and gave them to the staff to try. They were an instant hit, with everyone wanting them more and more often. This prompted Thach to make them in his new location, with the result being a huge success. What is it that makes this burger so unique? Firstly, the look of it is enough to make anyone smack their lips. Consisting of teriyaki Sauce,two burgers, American cheese,bacon, mushrooms,onions,peppers,Oishii white sauce anda large bun and plenty of napkins this is a burger that is definitely one not to be missed. A layer-by-layer view of the burger can be found on the restaurants Facebook page. The homemade Oishii white sauce consists of 22 ingredients,Thach said,and each week 300 gallons of it is made. The teriyaki sauce is also made from scratch. Between the cooking of the ingredients and the restingof the sauce,it takes a total of 48 hours to make. More than burgers are on the menu. Theres also a full slate of offerings from the Japanese grill side of the menu. Not to mention fries,tater tots and onion rings. Thach prides himself in using only fresh ingredients the vegetables purchased daily from a local produce stand and the 94 percent fresh beef from Sysco. All of our ingredients have no chemicals or MSGs added,everything is used fresh,he said. Even down to the carrots; only Canadian ones are ever used because of their quality. The buns are ordered from New York. When the Oishii Burger Japanese American Grill was first opened,50 different types of buns were tested before the on used today was finally selected. Apparently,its paying off. All 40 of the reviews on urbanspoon.com are positive. BUSINESS B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 11, 2012 CLASSIFIED PAGE5 B If youre worried you wont be able to pay your income taxes by this years April 17 filingd ate,dont panic; but dont ignore the deadline a nd certainly dont wait for the IRS to reach out to you first. Acting quick-l y not only gives you more repayment options, i t can also significantly lower penalties you might owe the government. B y not filing your 2011 federal tax return or asking for an extension by A pril 17,2012,the penalty on any taxes you owe i ncreases dramatically usually an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month youre late,plus interest,u p to a maximum penalty of 25 percent. But file your return/extension on time and the penalty drops tenfold to 0.5 percent. Eventually,the IRS c ould even place a tax lien on your assets and f uture earnings. IRS tax repayment alternatives include: Pay by credit card. You will be charged a smallc onvenience fee that is tax-deductible if you itemize expenses. Just be sure you can pay off your credit card balance withina few months,or the interest accrued might exceed the penalty. Short-term extension. If you can pay the full amount within 120 days, call the IRS at 800-8291040 and ask whether you qualify for a short-term extension. If granted, youll still owe interest but will avoid an application fee. Installment agreement. If you need longer,an installment agreement will let you pay your bill in monthly installments for up to five years. If you owe $10,000 or less, youre guaranteed an installment agreement provided you have filed and paid all taxes for the previous five years and havet had an installment agreement within that time. If you owe $25,000 or less and are in good standing,youll still likely qualify for a streamlined installment agreement; over $25,000 you still may qualify,but may be required to file a detailed Collection Information Statement. Theres a $105 fee to enter an installment agreement. Its reduced to $52 if you set up a direct debit installment plan (or $43 for low-income filers). For rules and to apply,see the Online Payment Agreement Applicationat www.irs.gov or submit Cant pay your taxes? Try this Personal Finance Jason Alderman Photo by Ron Barr Alex Thach, owner of Oishii Burger Japanese American Grill shows completed Oishii Burger. A new burger king? Oishii Burger winning plenty of fans in Sebring P hoto by Ron Barr A lex Thach, owner of Oishii Burger Japanese American Grill, and employee April Farmer demonstrates how the Oishii Burger is cooked on the open-flame grill. Special to the News-SunSEBRING GoinPostal in Sebring announced that it has consolidated its two locations in Sebring to better serve customers. GoinPostal has operated a location at 3609 Sebring Parkway since spring of 2005. In 2008,they opened a second location in the Sun n Lake Plaza at 6223 U. S. 27 North in Sebring next to Subway. Due to increased difficulties with parking at the Parkway Plaza,GoinPostal has decided to close its Sebring Parkway location and relocated their additional services to the Sun n Lake Plaza. Owners Alan and Gale Decker said they are sorry for any inconvenience,but feel that they can better serve their customers in the larger Sun n Lake location with more parking available. They moved all printing and copying services to the Sun n Lake location as well as electronic fingerprinting,shredding services,rubber stamps,notary and mailbox rentals. New and extended services will be available at the Sun n Lake store 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Ericka Search,who has been with GoinPostal since 2005,will be store manager at the expanded Sun n Lake location. Their phone numbers and fax numbers will remain the same. For more information,call Goin Postal at 386-4646 or 471-3400. Goin Postal to consolidate to Sun n Lake location All of our ingredients have no chemicals or MSGs added, everything is used fresh. Even down to the carrots; only Canadian ones are ever used because of their quality..ALEXTHACH Oishii Burger Japanese American Grill owner See TAX,page 2B See OISHII,page 2B By CHRISTOPHER S. R UGABER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON The United States added 227,000 jobs in Februaryi n the latest display of the economic recoverys s urprising breadth and brawn. The country has put t ogether the strongest three months of pure job g rowth since the Great Recession. The unemployment rate stayed at 8.3 percent. It was the first timei n six months it didnt fall,and that was b ecause a half-million Americans,perhaps finally seeing hope in thee conomy,started looking for work. T he Labor Department also said Friday that December and January,a lready two of the best months for jobs since the recession,were even s tronger than first estimated. I t added 41,000 jobs to its total for January and 20,000 for December. Economists were expecting February jobg rowth of 210,000. s a very strong report,said Bob Baur, chief global economist at Principal Global Investors,an asset management company. Ic ould hardly find anything not to like in it. S ince the beginning of December,the country has added 734,000 jobs. The only three-month stretch that was betters ince the recession ended was March through May 2010,when the government was hiring tens of thousands of temporaryw orkers for the census. Stocks rose steadily through the morning. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 48 points to 12,956. Last week,it closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008, four months before the financial crisis. The improving jobs picture figures to improve the re-election chances for President Barack Obama and to complicate the political strategy for the Republicans competing for the right to replace him. Obama on Friday visited a manufacturing plant run by RollsRoyce,a maker of aircraft engines,in Virginia, a state expected to be closely contested in November. He told workers there that American manufacturing is adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s. US adds 227K jobs in Feb.
C M Y K Page 2BNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com h airpin spin; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; hairpin spin; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 3 3 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; p/u seam; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 0 0 1 1 BUSINESS Courtesy photo H ighlands Computer Pro, a full service computer repair business, has relocated to 6 221 U.S. 27 North in the Sun n Lake Plaza next to Goin' Postal. Owner Mark Hull h as more than 13 years experience and does custom-built computers for businesses and individuals throughout Highlands County as well as VHS to DVD conversion, data recovery and offers free diagnostics. Whether you need a new custom built computer, repairs to your current computer or removal of a nasty virus, Highlands Computer Pro can help with same-day or next-day services and is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 382-1609. IRS Form 9465. O ffer in Compromise. Under certain dire financial-hardship circumstances,the IRS may allow taxpayers with annual incomes of up to $100,000 to negotiate a reduction in the amount they owe through an Offer inC ompromise. To qualify,you must be current with all filing and payment requirements and not in bankruptcy.There is a $150 non-refundable application fee,which may be waived forl ow-income applicants. Youll also be required to submit an initial payment with your application. Please note:Only a small number of offers in compromise are accepted and you should only pursue one after having e xhausted all other payment options. For step-by-step instructions,read the IRS Form 656 Booklet. If youre unable to make payments on your installment agreement or offer inc ompromise,call the IRS immediately for alternative payment options,which could include reducing the monthly payment to reflect your current financial condition. Nothing beats staying current on your t axes,but if you fear you may fall behind, explore these options before the penalties start snowballing. J ason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 23, go to www.practicalmoneyskills.com/summit2012/. C ontinued from page 1B There is 11 staff employed at the grill,including manager Papa Jack,who was pre-v iously employed with AW Restaurants for 40 years. A story that Thach wanted to share was of something that happened to him oneC hristmas. I was not feeling well and went to CVS to get some medicinehe said. While in line,a man in front of him bought a news-p aper and he accidentally dropped it. A picture of Thach fell out of the newspaper from an ad that was in there,Thachw ent on to say. The very next day,he sold 3 00 hamburgers. Since that day the business has never looked back. Thach said he felt it was a sign. W hen asked if Thach felt there was a lot of competit ion from other local restaurants,he said No. Other restaurants have even comet o me and ask me where I get my buns from. T here are no plans to open any more Oishii Burgers in the near future. Maybe one day,Thach said with a smile. Customer Leonard Kinzel, a newcomer to Sebring and manager of Lowes took a b ite out of his first ever burger. This is goodhe said. s great,and the sauce is g reat,too. Business hours are daily f rom 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed on Sunday or carry out is available,but f or carry out it is advised to call ahead of time at 3149 379. Continued from page 1B Photo by Ron Barr O ishii Burger Japanese American Grill offers much more t han just burgers. Thers also a full Japanese grill menu, as owner Alex Thach shows. American, Japanese come together at Oishii Burger Tax help is available if you look H ighlands Computer Pro has new location Associated PressW ASHINGTON The U.S. trade deficit surged in J anuary to the widest imbalance in more than three years after imports grew faster than exports. Rising oil prices helped d rive imports to a record high,as did stronger demand for foreign-made cars,computers and food products. And exports to Europe fell, a sign that the regions debt crisis could temporarily weaken U.S. growth just as the job market is strengthening. The January trade deficit widened to $52.6 billion,the Commerce Department reported Friday.Thats up from a revised $50.4 billion in December and the biggest gap since October 2008. Imports rose 2.1 percent to a record $233.4 billion. Exports were up a smaller 1.4 percent to $180.8 billion. Exports to Europe fell 7.5 percent. There is little good news in Januarys trade figures, said Paul Dales,senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics. Dales blamed much of the increase on higher oil prices, which drove oil imports up 3.3 percent. Nonetheless,he said the wider deficit is likelyt o slow economic growth in the January-March quarter to an annual rate of 1 percent. Growth should improve later in the year,he said, because a surge in hiring that is likely to boost consumer spending. The Labor Department reported Friday that U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession ended. Since the beginning of December,the country has added 734,000 jobs. A separate Commerce report showed that wholesale companies kept building their stockpiles in January. Sales, however,dipped for the first time since May. Business restocking was a major driver of economic growth at the end of last year. E conomists say thats likely to slow in the first quarter, a nother reason they are expecting weaker growth. A wider trade deficit weighs on growth because it means Americans are spend-i ng more on foreign-made goods than overseas consumers are spending on U.S.made goods. Economists predict the t rade deficit this year will widen from last years $560 billion imbalance. A key reason is they expect U.S. companies to sell fewer goods in Europe,which represents about 20 percent of Americas export market. While the U.S. economy is picking up steam,the rest of the world is not. So,we are importing a lot more, said Joel Naroff,chief economist for Naroff Economic Advisors. U.S. consumers drove the deficit higher buying more foreign cars. Imports of autos and auto parts rose 10.4 percent to an all-time high of $25.3 billion. Imports of capital goods, such as computers and industrial machinery,also hit a record at $44.7 billion. US trade deficit grew to 3-year high in January There is little good news in Januarys tade figures.PAULDALES U .S.economist
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 11, 2012Page 3B G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 03/11/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 0 0 3 3 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 03/11/12 and 03/25/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 0 0 9 9 Border Town Cantina; 3.639"; 4"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 3 3 2 2 C ourtesy photo Anita Zahn was presented the Top Listing Award at ERA A dvantage Realty during the annual awards banquet recently. Zahn is notorious for demanding the highest in cust omer service. She has been active in office meetings, eager to share the most cutting edge short sale techniques, marketing ideas she has won numerous awards for giving her time to clients /other realtors. She is also exceptional in s hort sales. Presenting the award is Greg Karlson, Broker o wner. Courtesy photo ERA Advantage Realty Broker owner Greg Karlson presented the Top Selling Agent Award to Janie Passmore. Passmore has always maintained a professional immage with her clients andpeers. Customer service has excelled in short sales. At times she is quiet with a low key deminor, yet there is no doubt she has a lot going on, Karlson s aid. Courtesy photo Darrin Mills was presented the prestigious The Spirit Award by ERA Advantage Realty. Broker owner Greg Karlson said Mills demonstrated most spirit,integrity team effort, donet he most to help his fellow agent around the office. This award is given by the agents to the one they are most greatful/thankful for who has given the most encouragement, and helped them. There is no doubt that this person is unmatched by his ability to fix any computer, build any pro-g ram that can help in real estate and he does this selflessly d ay in and day out. Mills was also recognized for Beyond E xcellence in Rentals/Rental Management. Karlson said Mills has achieved the highest rental listing and leased volu me and has given all he could to satisfy his clients, kept t he most accurate records, and much more. C ourtesy photo Receiving ERA Advantage Realtys Rookie of Year Award is Mark Lambert (leftom Broker owner Greg Karlson. Lambert has attended all the sales meetings plus the brainstorming sessions, strives to impress his clients with doing all the research he can before meeting them and has recommendations to prove how impressed his clients are. ERA Advantage Realty hands out awards BUSINESS By SETH BORENSTEIN A P Science WriterWASHINGTON The s olar storm that seemed to be more fizzle than fury got much stronger early Friday before fading again. At its peak,it was the m ost potent solar storm since 2004,space weather forecasters said. No power outages or other technological distur-b ances were reported from the solar storm that started to peter out late Fridaym orning. Solar storms,which cant hurt people,can disturbe lectric grids,GPS systems, and satellites. They can also s pread colorful Northern Lights further south than usual,as the latest stormd id early Friday. And more storms are c oming. The federal governments Space Weather Prediction Center says the same area of the sun erupted again Thursday night,w ith a milder storm expected to reach Earth early Sunday. The latest storm started w ith a flare on Tuesday,and had been forecast to be strong and direct,with one scientist predicting it would blast Earth directly like ap unch in the nose. But it arrived Thursday morning at mild levels at the bottom of the governments 1-5 scale of severity. It s trengthened to a level 3 for several hours early Friday as the storm neared its end.S cientists say thats because the magnetic part of the storm flipped direc-t ion. We were watching the boxer,expecting the punch. It didnt come,said physi-c ist Terry Onsager at the National Oceanic and A tmospheric Administrations space weather center in Boulder,Colo. It hit us with the back of the hand as it was retreat-i ng. A backhand slap from end of solar storm By CHRIS KAHN A P Energy WriterNEW YORK Gasoline prices are lower this week after 39 days of increases, though experts say they should rise again in the spring. The national average, which stayed at $3.758 per gallon on Friday,has dropped about a penny since Monday. Prices are still at the highest levels ever for this time of year. Tom Kloza,chief analyst at the Oil Price Information Service,said prices dipped as suppliers conducted the equivalent of a spring clearance. They are discounting winter gasoline blends to make room for different blends that are required for summer driving. Altogether,the discount probably wont get much notice at the pump. Itll s pread $325,000 per day in savings among 200 million or so drivers,Kloza said. Its really not that much. Once the winter gasoline has been sold off,prices will start to rise again. They have to,Kloza said,since summer gasoline costs more to produce. The switch to summer gas also crimps supplies around the country,and that can force prices higher as well. The average price for gasoline is already more than $4 per gallon in California, Alaska and Hawaii. Its nearly there in Connecticut, Illinois,New York,Oregon and Washington. OPIS forecasts that average gasoline prices will rise as high as $4.25 per gallon across the country by late April. That would top the record high of $4.11 set in July 2008. Gasoline prices level off this week
C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 3/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 6 6 0 0 6 6 CLERK OF COURTS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; solid wast ad PO#120184; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 1 1 6 6 CHALKTALK C ourtesy photos South Florida Community College celebrated its 26th A nnual Community College W eek, March 5-8, at the S FCC Highlands Campus. C ommunity College Week i s an annual event at SFCC, where teams of S FCC students and employe es compete in activities a nd demonstrate their SFCC pride. Community College Week champions were Eric Bailey, Sam Morgan, Samantha Klemp, Tyler Anderson, and Justin Tedder of the Sheep Styniners (pictured) in first place, Tons O Fun in second place, and the DoubleD in third place. Kevin S chubert (leftons O Fun team competes in t he Belly Flop contest. Community College Week celebrated at SFCC Special to the News-SunTAMPA According to a new national survey of teens, less than half (43 percent very confidentthey will someday have their dream job,and a significant majority 71 percent said they would either give up their dream job for one that paid a higher salary or might consider doing so. The 2012 Junior Achievement USAeens and CareersSurvey,sponsored by ING,also revealed that the most popular careers, selected by 61 percent of survey respondents,are in the science,technology,engineering,math or the medical/dental fields,often referred to as STEM. Given those results,not surprisingly,two-thirds (66 percent teens said their chosen career will require four or more years of college. However, nearly half (46 percentve not started taking steps to prepare for the cost of training/schooling for their chosen career. It is concerning to see the number of teens who considering changing their dreams based on the state of the economy and their perceived ability to make money in their dream career,said Richard George,president of Junior Achievement of WestC entral Florida. However it is encouraging that many students plan to continue their education to achieve their career goals and that so many are interested in high-growth careers,and. We believe in the importance of driving American competitiveness by preparing our young people for careers in fields where they can create the next generation of innovative products and services. Other key findings of the survey revealed that more than a third (35 percent teens do not know anyone who works at their dream joband learned about their desired career through their school. This finding underscores the importance of providing students with access to realworld work experiences and career mentoring,provided by programs like Junior Achievements JA Job Shadow,in which students shadoemployees at a business and gain valuable insight into the importance and application of soft skillssuch as teamwork and problem solving in the workplace. The Junior Achievement I NG Foundation survey also indicates that the sluggish economy continues to influence many aspects of Americanslives. More than a third (35 percent have changed their college plans due to the state of the U.S. economy and job availability,and nearly one-third of teens (32 percent sidering skipping college and going straight into the workforce. Rhonda Mims,president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president,ING U.S.s Office of Corporate Responsibility said,e are encouraged that so many teens are interested in careers in high-growth sectors,such as technology and medicine. Yet many of them have not begun preparing to pay for college. ING supports Junior Achievement because their programs help students identify and prepare for that dream joband also give young people the financial literacy skills to help achieve their career goals. Most teens would consider giving up dream job for higher salary S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK The D istance Learning Academy program at Walker Memorial Academy will honor its 74 high school graduates at its annual Alumni Day,March1 7. Started in 2001-02 school year,the program was then known as AE21,Adventist Education in the 21stC entury. It combines its college prep program with its ever-g rowing commitment to technology. Founded in 1947,with a c urrent enrollment of more than 230 which includes prek indergarten through 12th grade,the number of computers on campus is approxim ately 200. The commitment to relevant,hands-on learning is an i ntegral part of this progressive school. Distance Learning students to be recognized at Alumni Day Courtesy photo Some of the current students of the Distance Learning Academy at Walker Memorial Academy who will host alumni who have been part of the program, which started in 2001. The March 17 event is open to all former students and staff of Walker Academy. Special to the News-SunA VON PARK South Florida Community Colleges (SFCC s ponsoring a charity raffle ticket sale benefitting the American Cancer Society,Highlands County Chapter,now through April 21. T he grand prize for the Charity Raffle is a Trek 7000 Hybrid Bicycle donated by the B ike Shop in Sebring and Highlands Pedalers Bicycle Club. This is the third year that the Highlands Pedalers and the Bike Shop haved onated a bike to the SFCC Relay for Life charity raffle. The Charity Raffle drawing will take place d uring the closing ceremony of Relay for Life,Avon Park,on Saturday,May 21. W inners do not need to be present to win and will be contacted via telephone or email. Tickets are currently on sale at $1 per ticket through SFCC by contacting Yesenia Calderon,email@example.com nd will also be available at The Bike Shop, 213 US Hwy. 27 S.,Sebring. SFCC will be participating in the Relay for Life in Avon Park,on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Some of the SFCC groups participating on the Relay for Life team are Phi Theta Kappa,SFCC Nurses,SFCCs Chapter o f Association of Florida Colleges,and the International Student Organization. For more information about the charity bike raffle or the SFCC Relay for Life team,contact Yesenia Calderon,president,Phi Theta Kappa at firstname.lastname@example.org/. SFCC Relay for Life team raffles bike C ourtesy photo Relay for Life team members Yesenia Calderon (front, left), Amanda Mcmahon, Brittany Hessell, Erin Lamp pose with Dan Andrews (back, left Highlands Pedalers Russ Hudson, Bob Bennett, and Francesca Spain.
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012Page 5B IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001136AOOOXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR HOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. JULIE M. WHITNEY; CHRISTOPHER C. WHITNEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 2nd day of March, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001136AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR HOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and JULIE M. WHITNEY; CHRISTOPHER C. WHITNEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S CHRISTOPHER C. WHITNEY IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNT Y COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001279 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL A. WILLIAMS A/K/A MICHAEL ALLEN WILLIAM; CLERK OF COURT, HIGHLAND COUNTY, FLORIDA; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC. F/K/A SPRING LAKE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; SUNTRUST BANK; CHRISTINA L. LEE A/K/A CHRISTINA LOIS LEE; STEVEN M. GUELFF D.M.D. P.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 22nd day of February, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001279, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL A. WILLIAMS A/K/A MICHAEL ALLEN WILLIAM; CLERK OF COURT, HIGHLAND COUNTY, FLORIDA; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC. F/K/A SPRING LAKE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; SUNTRUST BANK; CHRISTINA L. LEE A/K/A CHRISTIN A LOIS LEE; STEVEN M. GUELFF D.M.D. P.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 21st day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK F, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, AC-C ORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001244 LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6, Plaintiff, vs. SHAUN MERCURE A/K/A SHAUN R. MERCURE, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001244 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6, is the Plaintiff and SHAUN MERCURE A/K/A SHAUN R. MERCURE; MICHELLE MERCURE A/K/A MICHELLE L. MERCURE A/K/A MICHELLE BROWNING; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 21st day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 22, 24 AND 28, LAKE ANOKA BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS REC ORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THAT PORTION AT VACATED FRED PLACE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF FRED PLACE OF LAKE ANOKA BEACH SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 24 OF SAID SUBDIVISION; THEN RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST AND ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FRED PLACE A DISTANCE OF 87.60 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 24; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FRED PLACE A DISTANCE OF 87.60 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 28; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 908 W. FRED PLACE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 27, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08076640 EMC-CONV--Team 3-F08076640 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. March 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-60 IN RE: ESTATE OF DORIS ANN WHITT a.k.a. DORIS BOYD WHITT Deceased. N OTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DORIS ANN WHITT a.k.a. DORIS BOYD WHITT, deceased, whose date of death was November 9, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-4832, is p ending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 4, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Jeanne Denise Knudtson f/k/a Jeanne Denise Whitt 4319 Sebring Avenue Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: email@example.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33825-0400 Telephone: (863 March 4, 11, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2010-CA-001285 BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC. Plaintiff vs CURTIS HIGGINS; BRENDA HIGGINS; RHS INDUSTRIES INC.; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, and OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000014 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE C ERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-13 Plaintiff, vs. DERRICK J. ROBINSON, A/K/A DERRICK JERONE ROBINSON; et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: DERRICK J. ROBINSON AND TERESA M. ROBINSON including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Lot 13 and 14, Block 3, Highlands Park Estates, Section D, a Subdivision according to the Plat or Map thereof described in Plat Book 4, at Page(s County, Florida. More commonly known as 111 Eversole Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, whose address is 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550, Cypress Creek, FL 33309, on or before 30 days after date of first publication, which is April 10, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on the 28th day of February, 2011. Robert W. Germaine, Clerk Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001200 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plainitff, vs. JAMES PAUL BAKER, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; TAMARIND S. BAKER, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; UNKNOWN TENANT(S POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; BARRON VAN HOUTEN D/B/A VAN HOUTENS KENNELS; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s JAMES PAUL BAKER Last Known Address 1333 Cowhouse Rd Lorida, FL 33857 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: A SQUARE 5 ACRE TRACT LYING IN THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: STARTING AT AN IRON PIPE THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER OF THE EAST LIE OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, THENCE N 0 DEGREES 45' E A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 45' E A DISTANCE OF 466.74 FEET TO A A POINT, THENCE WEST 466.74 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE S 0 DEGREES 45' W A DISTANCE OF 466.74 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE E AST 466.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 1333 COWHOUSE RD, LORIDA, FL 33857 CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001200 Our File Number: 10-07276 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before April 9, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30 Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 ing days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27th day of February, 2012. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo As Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000036 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF11, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF11, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA T. SUAREZ, et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Maria T. Suarez and Unknown Spouse of Maria T. Suarez last known residence: 308 Jay Avenue, Sebring, FL 33872 and all persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 363, OF SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Aldridge Connors, LLP, plaintiff's attorney, at 7000 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before April 10, 2012 on plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on February 28, 2012 Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 1050Legals I N THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION C ASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000490 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA MEINERS JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BARBARA MEINERS JOHNSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 132, GOLF HAMMOCK, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2797 Duffer Rd. Sebring, FL 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 28, 2012. DATED THIS 2ND DAY OF MARCH, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 2nd day of March, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000919 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, Plaintiff, vs. ALONZO B. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALONZO B. JOHNSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: L OTS 4424 AND 4425, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1902 N. Carmel Rd. Avon Park, FL 33825 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 28, 2012. DATED THIS 2ND DAY OF MARCH, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 2nd day of March, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001869AOOOXX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., Plaintiff, vs. AVERY T. MILLS; STEPHANIE S. MILLS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S JECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 22nd day of February, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001869AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC. is the Plaintiff and AVERY T. MILLS and STEPHANIE S. MILLS, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 16, BLOCK 22, OF THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF RIVER RIDGE RANCHES, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1993 CARRIE-CRAFT MOBILE HOME, HAVING VIN's FLFLP7OA21422CG AND FLFLP7OB21422CG, AND TITLE #S65709286 AND 65709287 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 D AYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 23rd day of February, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 1050LegalsFlorida, described as: LOT 36, IN BLOCK 22, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 4124 Ramiro Street Sebring, FL 33872 P arcel I.D.: C043428-02002200360 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on March 27, 2012. 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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com N OTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DES CRIPTION FOR A CONFIDENTIAL NON-BARGAINING SUPP ORT PERSONNEL AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC H EARING NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board of Highlands County is developing a new job description for a Confiden-t ial Non-Bargaining Support Personnel. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to develop the rule at a regular m eeting of the Board on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 5:30 p .m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If r equested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will b e noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be subm itted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, S ebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the prop osed new job description is to add a new position for a C onfidential Non-Bargaining Support Personnel. A summ ary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: The minimum qualifications for a Confidential Non-Barg aining Support Personnel: Employed as a non-instruct ional support staff member in the department or school in h e position of clerk, secretary or bookkeeper; Received s atisfactory or higher performance evaluations during emp loyment period; and Selected by supervising administrat or, recommended by Superintendent for approval by the School Board. The primary performance responsibilities a re as follows: 1. Maintains and prepares documents for the supervising administrator that are of a confidential nat ure as per statute/public records law, district policy, a nd/or HCEA and HCESPA Contract language (electronic personnel action forms, personnel roster/PSC recommend ations performance evaluations correspondent/written r eprimands, non-renewal roster student information/records, parent conferences, etc.). 2. Communicates with a ppropriate school and/or department staff regarding data, information or actions as authorized or approved by the s upervising administrator. 3. Reports to supervising administrator(s s ition as directed. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b S ections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The S chool District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School D istrict believes that the proposed rule or amendment will n ot result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by c onsumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, produc-t ivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist a nd/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of im-p lementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment c an be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey 4 26 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary March 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001126 Divison WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE D. SIBREL, PATRICIA M. SIBREL A/K/A PATRICIA MAE SIBREL AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on February 8, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 1, BLOCK 1, NORMANDY SHORES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 196 LAKE DRIVE BLVD, SEBRING, FL 33875; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at pub-l ic sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8th day of February, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282010CA000341AOOOXX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DOROTHY L. ALLEN A/K/A DOROTHY ALLEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY L. ALLEN A/K/ A DOROTHY ALLEN; UNKNOWN TENANT(S SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 22nd day of February, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000341AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and DOROTHY L. ALLEN A/K/A DOROTHY ALLEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY L. ALLEN A/K/A DOROTHY ALLEN and UNKNOWN TENANT(S SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-H OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 21st day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LAKEWOOD TERRACE, SH1, LOT 12 AND WEST HALF OF LOT 13, BLOCK 99, BOOK 1356, PAGE 969, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000966 U .S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JULIAN WILLIAMS F/K/A JULIAN S. WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JULIAN WILLIAMS F/K/A JULIAN S. WILLIAMS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S MERGER OF RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LEINORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S KNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 7, BLOCK N, SUN N' LAKES ESTATES SECTION 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 216 Harmony Lane Lake Placid, FL 33852 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 28, 2012. DATED THIS 2nd DAY OF MARCH, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 2nd day of March, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000154 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. BARRY JACKSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BARRY JACKSON; WALLACE J. JACKSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WALLACE J. JACKSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s N OTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: ALL OF LOT 18 AND THE NORTH 30 FEET OF LOT 17, BLOCK 182, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1229 Glenwood Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 28, 2012. DATED THIS 2nd DAY OF MARCH, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 2nd day of March, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-001689-GCS HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as successor by trustee to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee under that certain Indenture dated as of February 1, 2005, as the same may be amended from time to time, for the benefit of the SBA and the holders of the Business Loan Express SBA Loan-Backed Notes, Series 2005-1, as their interests may appear subject to the Multi-Party Agreement dated February 1, 2005, Plaintiff, v. RAINBOW VILLAGE OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, INC., JEFFREY D. TORBERT,L INDA L. TOBERT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 29, 2012 entered in Case No. 09-001689-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as successor trustee to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee under that certain Indenture dated as of February 1, 2005, as the same may be amended from time to time, for the benefit of the SBA and the holders of the Business Loan Express SBA Loan-Backed Notes, Series 2005-1, as their interests may appear subject to the Multi-Party Agreement dated February 1, 2005, is the Plaintiff, and RAINBOW VILLAGE OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, INC., JEFFREY D. TORBERT, and LINDA L. TORBERT, are the Defendants, the ClerK of the Court shall sell the subject property at a public sale on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the highest bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County C ourthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, the following-described property set forth in said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 6 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 7, BLOCK 6, LAKEVIEW HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 70A OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; and LOT 25, LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY, AND LOT 26, BLOCK 124, LA PALOMA SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 44 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak as Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 NING; thence continue S 43'00" W for a distance of 745.69 feet to a point; thence S 44'00" W for a distance of 316.93 feet to a point on the West line of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence S 1'43" E along said West line for a distance of 1816.05 feet to the SW corner of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence N 89'30" E along the South line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 688.92 feet to a point; thence N 0'55" W for a distance of 2584.29 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. 1050L egalsParcel 2A Lots 125 and 126, of LAKE GROVES, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Pages 11 and 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Lots 124 and 140 and portion of 123; also that are lying between the West shoreline of Lake Sirena and said Lot 140 and portion of Lot 123 hereinafter described, all as shown on the plat of LAKE GROVES as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwest corner of aforesaid Lot 124 in the center of a 40 foot street as shown on said plat of Lake Groves, run thence N 0'30" W along the center of said street a distance of 670.00 feet to the center line of another 40 foot street; run thence N 81'32" E a distance of 937.23 feet to the West shoreline of Lake Sirena; run thence South and East along said shoreline for a distance of 500 feet more or less to a point and intersecting the Northerly prolongation of the East line of aforesaid Lot 140, run thence S 0'30" E along said East line for a distance of 486.68 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot 140, run thence S 8 9'02" W along the South line of said Lots 140 and 124 for a distance of 1320.00 feet to the Point or Place of Beginning. Lots 139, 141, 142, 146 and 147, LAKE GROVES, according to the plat thereof recorded in plat Book 1, Page 11, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel 3 Legal "A" A portion of Section 14, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the SW corner of the SE 1/4 (SE corner of the SW 1/4 Section 14; thence N 0'22" E along the West line of the SE 1/4 of said Section 14 for a distance of 954.08 feet to a point on the Northerly line of Cloverleaf Road; thence S 59'27" East along said Northerly line for a distance of 596.17 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue along the Northerly line of Cloverleaf Road for a distance of 11.00 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the left having a redius of 507.00 f eet, a central angle of 39'30" and a chord bearing of S79'42" E; thence in an Easterly direction along said curvature for an arc distance of 347.83 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence in an Easterly direction along said curvature for an arc distance of 347.83 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence N 80'03" East still along said Northerly line for a distance of 134.92 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 881.00 feet, a central angel of 23'18" and a chord bearing of N 69'24" E; thence along said curvature, which is the Northerly line of Cloverleaf Road, for an arc distance of 364.24 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence N 57'45" E still along said Northerly line for a distance of 488.90 feet to a point on the Westerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence N 7'20" W, along said Westerly right-of-way line for a distance of 229.51 feet to a point; thence S 89'00" W parallel with the South line of said Section 14 for a distance of 38.00 feet to a point; thence meander in a Westerly direction along the centerline of an existing canal for a distance of 1105 feet, more or less to a point; thence S 38'38" W for a distance of 246 feet, more or less to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Legal "B" A portion of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the N 1/4 corner (NE corner of the NW 1/4 thence N 89'00" East along the North line of said Section 23 for a distance of 39.47 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence S 0'33" E for a distance of 2655.58 feet to a point on the South line of the N 1/2 of said Section 23; thence N 89'30" East, along the South line of the N 1/2of said Section 23, for a distance of 1363.91 feet to the SE corner of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 23;thence N 1'32" W, along the East line of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 for a distance of 1663.09 feet to the SW corner of the N 3/4 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 23; thence N 89'17" East, along the South line of the North 3/4 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 for a distance of 655.08 feet to a point on the West right-of-way line of US Highway No. 27; thence N 7'20" W along the West right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27 for a distance of 1006.38 feet to a point on the North line of said Section 23; thence S 89'00" W along the North line of said Section 23 for a distance of 1844.06 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Legal "C" A portion of Section 14, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly des cribed as follows: BEGIN at the SW corner of the SE 1/4 (SE corner of the SW 1/4 14; thence N 89;00" E, along the South line of said Section 14, for a distance of 1883.81 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence N 7'20" W along said Westerly right-of-way line for a distance of 943.98 feet t a point on the South line of Cloverleaf Road; thence S 57'45" W along the South line of Cloverleaf Road for a distance of 465.35 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the right having a radius of 931.00 feet, a central angle of 23'18" and a chord bearing of S 69'24" W, thence in a Westerly direction along said curvature for an arc distance of 384.91 feet to the P oint of Tangency; thence S 80'03" W for a distance of 134.92 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the right having a radius of 557.00 feet, a central angle of 39'30" and a chord bearing of N 79'42" W; thence along said curvature for an arc distance of 382.14 feet to a point; thence N 24'27" West (not tangent to the last described curve) for a distance of 20.55 feet to a point; thence S 38'38" W for a distance of 394.03 feet to a point; thence N 53'30" W for a distance of 310.80 feet to a point on the West line of SE 1/4 of said Section 14; thence S 0'22" W along the West line of the SE 1/4 for a distance of 503.66 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel 4 Parcel A: A portion of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of Section 23; thence S 89'00" W along the North line of said Section 23 for a distance of 493.00 feet to a point; thence S 43'00" W for a distance of 95.63 feet to a point; thence S 0'55" E for a distance of 2584.29 feet to a point on the South line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence N 89'30" E along the South line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 629.34 feet to the SE corner of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence N 1'26" W along the East line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 2656.73 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS AND EXCEPT A portion of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 (SE corner of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E); thence S 1'26"); thence S 1'26" E along the East line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 1328.40 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue S 1'26" E along said East line for a distance of 1328.33 feet to the SE coner of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence S 89'30" W along the South line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 39.75 feet to a point; thence N 0'33" W for a distance of 1327.69 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel B: A portion of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of Section 23; thence S 89'00" W along the North line of said Section 23 for a distance of 493.40 feet to a point; thence S 43'00" W for a distance of 95.63 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: GC-11-00679 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, v s. GRADY SMOAK GROVES, INC., a Florida corporation, and MAPEHO, INC., a Florida corporation, GEORGE P. MASON, JR., individually, MARILYN SMOAK MASON, individually, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 27, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: See attached Exhibit "A." DATED this 28 day of February, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Exhibit "A" Parcel 1T hat part of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, lying East of U.S. Highway No. 27 (State Road No. 25 acres thereof being more particularly described as follows: Begin at a point the East right-of-way of said U.S. Highway No. 27 (State Road No. 25 where it is intersected by the by the North line of said Section 16; run thence N 89'15" E along the North line of said Section 16 for a distance of 1,222.43 feet to the N 1/4 corner; run thence S 0'23" West along the East line of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 16 for a distance of 437.01 feet to a point; run thence S 89'26" W for a distance of 1,220.56 feet to the East right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; run thence N 0'15" W along the East right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway No. 27 for a distance of 437.65 feet to the Point of Beginning, LESS AND EXCEPT the N 25 feet thereof, and LESS additional right-of-way conveyed to the State of Florida, by deed recorded in O.R. Book 322, Page 515, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. AND That part of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Section 16, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, lying East of U.S. Highway No. 27 (State Road No. 25 larly described as follows: Commence at a point on the East right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway No. 27 (State Road No. 25 by the North line of said Section 16; run thence S 0'15" E, along the East right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway No. 27 for a distance of 437.65 feet to the Point of Beginning; continue thence S 0'15" E along the East right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27 for a distance of 357.10 feet to a point; run thence N 89'22" E for a distance of 1219.05 feet to a point; run thence N 0'23" E along the East line of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 16 for a distance of 357.10 feet to a point; run thence S 89'36" W for a distance of 1220.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 2 The S 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 and a 100 foot strip along the East boundary of the Fractional NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 except the strip of land 33 feet wide on the East side of the S 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 22, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, in Highlands County, Florida. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-145 GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RONNIE T. CARTER, SR. SANDRA CARTER, IBERIA BANK,DISCOVER BANK, RICHARD R. HOWARD, SR., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 27, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 27, HAWK'S LANDING SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Bok 16, Page 58, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Address: 3040 Hawks Landing Circle, Sebring, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 9, 16, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000160 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 Plaintiff, vs. DENISE M. JOHNSTON; LAWRENCE J. AGULNICK; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S ERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 1, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000160, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW M ORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 is Plaintiff and DENISE M. JOHNSTON; LAWRENCE J. AGULNICK; UNKNOWN PERSON(S POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 27th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 29, 30, 31 AND 32, BLOCK G, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 1050L egals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: GC-11-00678 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LAKE PLACID CHURCH OF CHRIST, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, and GEORGE P. MASON, JR., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 27, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: See attached Exhibit "A." DATED this 28 day of February, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court H ighlands County, Florida /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk March 9, 16, 2012 Exhibit "A" A portion of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 30, Township 36 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, lying North of U.S. Highway 27 and East of Cemetery Road, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 30; thence South 89'45" East, along the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 30.02 feet; thence South 01'02" East, along the East right of way of Cemetery Road, 60.04 feet; thence South 89'45" East, parallel to the said North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 744.64 feet; thence South 01'02" East, 1.00 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continuing South 01'02" East, 830.87 feet to a point on the North right of way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence South 53'12" East, along said right of way 66.72 feet; thence South 43'23" East, along said right of way, 309.67 feet to a point on a curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having for its elements a radius of 4668.66 feet, an included angle of 03'00" and a chord which bears South 51'43" East; thence run Southeasterly, along the arc of said curve and along the said North right of way, an arc distance of 297.41 feet to a point on the South line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; thence North 89'56" East, along said South line, 77.82 feet to the Southeast corner of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; thence North 00'42" West, along the East line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 1272.42 feet; thence North 89'45" West, 585.46 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress and utility purposes lying 60.04 feet South of the North line of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 at the western terminus of said easement; contiguous with the right of way for Cemetery Road, and 61.0 feet south of the north line of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 at the eastern terminus of said easement, said easement extending 1,330.96 feet more or less east of the road right of way for Cemetery Road, and subject to non-exclusive easement granted to Bob Paul, Inc. recorded in O.R. Book 1614, Pages 1674 through 1680, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 1069 US Highway 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. The Real Property tax identification number is C-30-36-30-A00-0340-0000. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-CA-000607-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLTON L. WILSON, individually, and LEAH WILSON, individually, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the ``Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 29, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 21, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 10, in Block 10, of SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION A, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 81, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 1724 Amber Lane, Lake Placid, FL 33825-5885. The Real Property tax identification number is C-29-36-30-010-0100-0100. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak D eputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-716-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. COREY STEIN and MICHELE STEIN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the ``Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 29, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands C ounty, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 21, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 15, HAWK'S LANDING SUBDIVISION, acc ording to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 58, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Address: 3007 Hawks Landing Circle, Sebring, Florida 33875-5335 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 03/22/12 at 9:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. K767 August, Brenda HOUSEHOLD GOODS F419 Gonzales, Phillip Alan HOUSEHOLD GOODS L1010 Walker, Teresa HOUSEHOLD GOODS Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863 March 4, 11, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011CA000320A000XX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT3, Plaintiff vs. TIMOTHY MICHAEL CANNON, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated February 9, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2011CA000320AOOOXX in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT 3, is the Plaintiff, and TIMOTHY MICHAEL CANNON, SR., et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 5, BLOCK M, LAKE JACKSON HEIGHTS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 52 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and bet bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 A.M. on 20th day of March, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: February 10, 2012. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp March 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000094 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. 3 TEAM HOLDINGS, LLC; RICARDO GOMEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 805; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2 AS TO 805; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 807; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 1, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000094 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff and 3 TEAM HOLDINGS, LLC are defendant(s der for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 21, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 12 AND 13, BLOCK 46, PLACID LAKES SECTION FIVE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, ON PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 12, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE EASTERLY MOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 00'44'' WEST, ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 12, A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT AND CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS: RADIUS OF 975.00 FEET; CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3 DEGREES 12'24'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 52 DEGREES 35'28'' WEST, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 54.57 FEET, THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 08'00'' EAST, 125.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF WASHINGTON BOULEVARD NORTHWEST, SAID POINT BEING ON A POINT ON A CURVE TO THE RIGHT AND CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST; THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS: A RADIUS OF 1100.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3 DEGREES 10'10'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 52 DEGREES 34'21'' EAST, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 60.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT H ighlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 March 4, 11, 2012 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Always Hope Counseling located at 4318 Sebring Ave., in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33875 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 7th day of March, 2012. Bernadette Hansen, LMHC The Highlands County Industrial Development Authority and Economic Development Commission has two Board of D irector positions to be appointed or reappointed by the H ighlands County Board of County Commissioners for four y ear terms. Qualified applicants will first be considered by the IDA/EDC Nominating subcommittee for recommendat ion for appointment. If interested please forward an application obtained at HYP ERLINK "http://www.highlandsedc.com" www.highl andsedc.com, HYPERLINK "mailto:harrelson@highl andsedc.com" letter of interest and a brief resume with w ork history to the IDA/EDC office at 1 East Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825 or preferably by e mail to HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com no later than March 30, 2012. For more information on the nominations to the IDA/EDC B oard of Directors, you can contact the IDA/EDC at 8 63-453-2818. March 11, 2012the 28th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 36, BLOCK EE, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 3rd day of March, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 1050L egals Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012Page 7B EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000532 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. A DLIN HIND SIMMONS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 0 1, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000532 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and ADLIN HIND SIMMONS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ADLIN HIND SIMMONS N/K/A REFUSED NAME; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 27th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: UNIT 2-C, THE MANORS: COMMENCE AT A POINT AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 1, BLOCK 7, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST AND THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE AVENUE SAID POINT BEING 25.00 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF LAKE AVENUE; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL LYING AND BEING IN LOT 1, BLOCK 7, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1408 N. LAKE AVENUE, AVON PARK, FL 3 3825 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 2, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10101689 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 4-F10101689 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION F ILE NO. PC 12-71 IN RE: ESTATE OF DANIEL GORDON BENNETT a.k.a. DANIEL G. BENNETT Deceased. N OTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified than an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of DANIEL GORDON BENNETT a.k.a. DANIEL G. BENNETT, deceased, File Number PC 12-71: by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was December 20, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $14,083.22 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home 111 E. Circle St., Avon Park, FL 33825 James A. Bennett, Trustee of the Daniel G. Bennett Trust 3417 SE 49th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34480 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 11, 2012. P erson Giving Notice: /s/ James Archie Bennett f/k/a Jeanne Denise Whitt 3417 SE 49th Avenue Ocala, Florida 34480 /s/ Virgina G. Bennett 2817 Palo Verde Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825 /s/ Vanda Ann Simpson 311 Johnson Road Sugarloaf, Florida 33042 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 March 11, 18, 2012 1050LegalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com LUXURY BYDESIGN 2007, 36' Travel Trailer. Slideout, Lg. hot water heater, W/D, 2 flat screens, microwave, lots of storage space, queen bed, couch hide-a-bed, makes queen bed, fully loaded. Excel cond. Non Smoker, very clean, only lived in winter months. Must Sell! $14,450 obo. No reasonable offer refused. Call 260-740-1329 ARCTIC FOX2004 Travel Trailer 30', 2 slides. Sleeps 6. Smoke Free. 814-823-1460 8400RecreationalVehiclesPONTOON 24'w/2005 50hp Yamaha. Runs perfect. All safety equip. incl. $3650 obo. Call 863-414-3832 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationSCOOTER RUNSgood. New Batteries. $250 Call 863-655-2037. 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEF lorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SALE: 10''RADIAL ARM SAW, very good, on ridged roll-around tables $75, 618-558-7111. LESCO COMMERCIALMower, Zero T urn. $2500. Call 863-441-1218. CUB CADET42", Hydrostatic Drive. 271 hrs. $850. Call 863-441-1218 7380Machinery & ToolsLAKE PLACID**SUN 'N LAKES** 113 Golfpoint Dr, Thur/Fri/Sat, Mar. 15/16/17, 8am Dark. Tools, Toys, Trains, Stamps, Media, Kayak, Art. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEEL CHAIRInvacare. New! $100 Call 863-452-0304 RECLINER /BLUE One Year Old, $100. 863-385-2605 MATERIALS -TOBUILD 8' X 10' Metal Shed, w/ Florida Wind Code. $100. 201-707-9494 DISHWASHER WHIRLPOOLused. Good cond. Asking $50. Call 863-382-2668 7310B argain Buys COFFEE TABLEW/drawers for Storage. $50 Call 863-453-0569 BOOKS -Paper Back & Hard Back, Westerns & Other Popular Authors. 160 books. $40. 863-385-2605 BABY CARSEAT, Walker, Slide, Maternity Pants & Tops, M-L. Avon Park. $10. Call 863-657-2040 AQUARIUM 42Plus gallon w/accessories. $100 Call 863-458-2176 7310Bargain Buys 7180Furniture 7000 M erchandiseLOCATION *LOCATION *LOCATION Office space on Sebring Pkwy., 1/4 mi E. of Walmart on Rt., Parkway Plaza. 600-1200 sq. ft. @ $1.00 per sq. ft. per mo. Great for Starter Business or Relocation. Call to show 863-446-1137 6600B usiness & OfficesFor RentROOMMATE WANTED.to share 3/2 in Quiet Gulf Community w/pool. Call 8 63-991-5159 6450Roommates Wanted S EBRING **VILLA ** 1BR / 1BA 1309-B Osceola Ave. off Lakeview Dr. Private, Quiet, washer / dryer hookup, New central air/heat. $450/mo. incl. lawn serv. No Pets! Call 863-465-9100 SEBRING 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Rentals Available. $350-$600/mo. Call 863-655-3504 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 AVON PARK304 Ernest Simms Dr.(off Memorial Dr), 3BR, 2BA, Fenced drive & yard, W/D hook-up, AC. $575 mo., Plus 1st., last & security. No Smokers/ Pets. 863-453-6996 or 863-451-1030 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesPLACID ARMSAPARTMENTS 108 Arron Dr. Lake Placid Florida 33852 863-465-6676 T DD 800-955-8771 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 1 Bedroom Unit $498-$692 2 Bedroom Unit $550-$697 3 Bedroom Unit $601-760 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER & EMPLOYER. NORTH AVONPARK 1BR, 1BA, G/W/S paid, you pay electric. No pets, 1 yr. lease. Deposit $300. $400 Monthly. Call 863-873-5433 6200UnfurnishedApartments BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. 863-446-1822 A VON PARKSHADY OAKS APTS 1 & 2 BR Fully renovated units, W/D hookups. Laundry service available. Senior Discount. 863-257-0017 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 Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 S EBRING -1BR, 1BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $425/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 8 63-381-1861. R ELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Utilities & cable included $425/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING GREAT LOCATION! Beautiful 2BR, 1BA, 2CP Duplex; close to mall & US 27. W/D, screen porch, new carpet Appl's incl., ceiling fans. A/C, No Smoke. CALL 786-499-0611 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 R entals SEBRING -Furn. 1973 Orts Mobile Village, 1908 Jim Ln. 2BR, 1 1/2 BA, w/d, screened porch, carport, updates, modern eating kitchen. New vinyl siding w/ skirt $8500. SOLD!! PALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 EXT 210 LAKE PLACID2005 3/2. Screened Porch, Shed, Carport, Partially Furn. 55+ Park. $67,000. Call 863-699-5995. AVON PARK** PRICE REDUCED ** Furn. 2BR, 2BA, With Land. Rent Free. Renovated / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets. Kit Cupboards. Just bring toothbrush. 863-453-4338 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Builder/Investment Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 772-343-9602 4220Lots for SaleLAKE PLACID* SYLVAN SHORES* 3BR / 2BA / 2cg / Home Office. New Paint, Carpet & Appliances. By Appointment Only. $125,000.00. 863-465-1111 4100Homes for SaleL ake PlacidSEBRING 3/2on 5 acres, next to Highl ands Hammock Park. 863-441-1218 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 R eal Estate 3000 F inancialAUTO /TRUCK MECHANIC EXPERIENCED Own Tools and Transportation. Full or Part Time OK! Call Ted 412-720-7219. 2300Work WantedHAVE YOUHIT YOUR INCOME CEILING? Consider a career in Real Estate! Evening Classes Start March 19th Call Kristy with CENTURY 21 Compton Realty @ 863-465-4158 for a brochure and more details. 2250Schools& Instruction TREE SERVICEIS SEEKING Exp. Tree Climber & Laborer. Drivers License Required. Call Joe at 863-465-7491 SUNSHINE PAYDAYLOANS Full Time Clerk Needed To Travel among locations In Okeechobee, Clewiston, Labelle and Arcadia Cash Handling Experience A Plus Fax Resumes to: 863-678-2170 SEBRING FULLTime, Experienced M aintenance Person with References, needed for Condo Complex. Drug Free Workplace. 863-385-1263 RN -or LPN FT / PT Experience required, Bi-lingual preferred. Fax resume to 863-382-3324 or Email to: email@example.com M EDICAL RECEPTIONISTfor busy Pediatric office in Lake Wales. Computer literate, Electronic Medical Record experience preferred, Bilingual. Will train. Please email resume to: c firstname.lastname@example.org or fax resume to 863-471-9340 INSURANCE AGENT IN LAKE PLACID OFFICE REQUIRED 440 OR 220 LICENSE CONTACT SELENA AT 863-382-6611 HOME HEALTHAGENCY Seeking Employees in Highlands County: RN's, LPN's, CNA's, HHA's. Please call 813-935-5555 or email: a email@example.com FIRST BAPTISTPre-school is hiring for a Substitute Teacher, Christian, and fun loving. Apply at First Baptist Pre-School. 200 E Center Ave, or call 863-385-4704. BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions. Full time/part time. Send resume to : P.O. Box 991 Lake Placid 33852. 2100H elp Wanted Classified ads get fast results LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? 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C M Y K LIVING C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 11, 2012 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesA His and Her Cleaning ToolboxHaving the right tools for the job makes any chore more efficient and more effective. When its chore time,make sure you have a cleaning caddy stocked up with these supplies:Microfiber cloths They wont leave lint behind on clean mirrors and windows.Rubber gloves To protect your hands while you clean.Antibacterial products Clean and disinfect at the same time with products such as Scrubbing Bubbles Antibacterial wipes. LIGHT-DUTY CHECKLISTLet in some fresh air. Open the door or a window to air out the room and reduce humidity.Check the toilet paper supply. Dont get caught with an empty roll.Feed the hamper. Toss dirty clothes and towels into a hamper and hang fresh towels.Clean the soft goods. Launder curtains,rugs and cloth shower curtains according to the care instructions. After washing a cloth shower curtain,hang it immediately and let it air-dry to prevent wrinkles.Restock supplies. In addition to refilling your cleaning supplies,check your stash of light bulbs,cotton balls and guest towels. Organize and store these items in sturdy containers. FAMILY FEATURES Whenitcomestohouseholdchores,menandwomendont alwaysseeeyetoeye.In fact,the second annual Scrubbing Bubbles Dirty Work Index survey found that 58 percent of women say its their job to clean,and a quarter (25 percentomen feel as if they are the cleaning leader in their homes. In addition,more than half of women confided that they want more help around the house from their partner or spouse,but 38 percent dont trust them to meet their standards of cleanliness. Todays families often have hectic schedules,making it even more important to approach household chores as a team. Thats why Scrubbing Bubbles has partnered with John Gray,best-selling author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.Together,they will help couples engage in a healthy discussion to help resolve the age-old household chore debate. How couples deal with household chores either strengthens the partnership or creates a divide. Gray offers this advice for creating the best atmosphere at home:Define the roles.Its important to identify all the household chores and discuss who will have ownership of each. Discuss expectations.Since the survey showed that women dont trust men to meet their standards of clean,Gray recommends that women actually show men how they want the house cleaned and that couples discuss what clean means to each of them. Look for time-saving cleaning tools.Stock your home with cleaning products that are easy to use and efficient. For example,use Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner and Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl Cleaner. These products make the tough tasks easier so anyone in the family can help clean.Remember to say thank you.Whether or not the bathroom shines the way you want,dont forget to say thank you for the effort. One simple tool you can use to minimize friction over chores? A checklist. For each room of the house,write down what tasks need to be completed and review it with your clean team so everyone knows exactly whats expected. These sample checklists for bathroom chores can help you get started. Join in the chore wars conversation,get more cleaning tips from John Gray,and take a cleaning personality quiz at www.facebook.com/scrubbingbubbles. HEAVY-DUTY CHECKLISTClean bathtub and shower. Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner focuses on parts of the shower where dirt and grime tend to build up most. The sprayer spins 360-degrees to cover the entire shower and cleans where soap scum,mold and mildew stains collect. Start with a clean shower and the Automatic Shower Cleaner cleans your shower in just days,keeping it clean for up to 30 days.Clean and disinfect the sink. Wipe the sink,faucets and vanity top with biodegradable antibacterial bathroom wipes. Scrub the drain with a toothbrush. Scrape any buildup between the sink and the counter with the edge of an old credit card.Make mirrors and windows sparkle. Spray with cleaner and buff surface with a soft cloth.Clean and disinfect toilet. Wipe down outside of toilet and scrub the inside with Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2-in-1 Toilet Cleaner maintain a clean toilet by using the Scrubbing Bubbles One-Step toilet bowl cleaner daily.Empty the waste basket. Dispose of all trash. Before replacing the trash bag, wipe it out with antibacterial wipes.Clean the floors. Sweep or vacuum the floors to get rid of all large particles and then mop. She Says/He SaysThe second annual Dirty Work Index survey found that when it comes to cleaning,women think they play the primary role. In fact:Nearly 60 percent of women say s my jobto clean.57 percent of women say they want help more frequently from their partner or spouse.75 percent say they are a better household cleaner. Men have a different take on things:Nearly half of all men surveyed (45 percent to clean.49 percent position their role as being a member of the cleaning teamversus the one in charge.34 percent of men say they are a better household cleaner than their partner/spouse.
C M Y K Dear Abby: Whenever I see a pregnant woman or ane lderly person in line behind me who seems uncomfortable or tired,I always want to let them go ahead of me. Is this regarded as a nice gesture,or does it make them feel pathetic and helpless? I do it with the best intentions,but I don't want to offend anyone. Rachel in Tennessee Dear Rachel: Its regarded as a thoughtful gesture. If someone feels that your deference is offensive,then he or she is free to refuse your generous offer.And if that happens which I doubt will happen frequently do not blame yourself for having extended the courtesy. Dear Abby: I work in a hospital,and Im sick and tired of people bombing us with their perfume/cologne at levels as suffocating as tear gas. Many patients here have breathing difficulties such as emphysema,COPD and asthma. Please have some consideration for your fellow man and stop at one squirt if you must use it at all. If we can smell you before we see you,or if we are still suffering from the perfume-induced migraine you caused long after youre gone,then you used way too much. Had Enough in Birmingham,Ala. Dear Had Enough:Youre absolutely right. When it comes to fragrances,more isnt better a little dab will do ya. Applying too much is not only offensive,but actually can make some well people sick and sick people sicker.And this is true not only in hospitals,but also in elevators,offices and gyms. Dear Abby: You printed a letter from me on Sept. 26, 2011. It was signed Looking for a Date in the Future.Thank you for printing it,and Id like to give you an update on my life. I now realize that men have been approaching me quite frequently,but instead of showing outright interest and asking me for a date, they ask me to hang outor if Im coming over to their place as if there confirming plans we never made. Because of this I have been on a few dates that I didnt realize were dates until after the fact. B ut I have also been on several real dates with one particular man Im now seeing exclusively. When I saw him,I actually took the first step and introduced myself to him instead of waiting for him to notice and approach me. Im so glad I did because although I always hoped that soul mates exist,I was hesitant to believe that you just know.But I do! Better yet,he does,too. Hes the kindest,most thoughtful,respectful man I have ever met,and I know Im lucky to have found him. I feel silly and disappointed in myself for having gotten married before without feeling this way,but Im happily learning from my mistake. I hope youll print this so it will give others hope when it feels like there is no hope to be had. Thanks again,Abby. Happy Reader in Triangle,Va. Dear Happy Reader: You were sweet to write and give me an update. Not all my readers do,and its always nice to read about happy endings. After reviewing your letter and looking back at the first one you wrote,Im reminded that sometimes things happen when there meant to and not before. In other words,you thought menw erent interested in you, but the truth was you werent ready for them to be. I wish you and your special someone a happy future together. 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. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 3/9/12 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 6 6 7 7 8 8 DIVERSIONS Dear Abby Children get excited aboutb urgers,fries and special treats that come their way ina childs meal at a fast-food restau-r ant. Sometimes its nearly impossible to be still while waiting in line. I nstant gratification is what they are looking for. Delayed gratification is what they often must accept. Such was the case one s unny day when friends of ours assured a mom that her t wo boys were not too rambunctious. The tired mom appreciated the kind wordsa nd wondered aloud how she would amuse these two e nergetic sons of hers when school was out for the summer. Our friends said in effect, Why not bring them toV acation Bible School at our church. Come and see. T he mom did just that and the children loved it. That prompted her to returno n Sunday morning for church and Sunday school. S lowly we all got to know one another and fall in love with this little family. A ll because someone said,Come and see. I love that phrase as it f alls from the lips of Jesus. These were the early days o f Jesusministry when he was first gathering his disciples. In John 1:37-39, NKJV,two of them inquired of him,Wherea re You staying? Jesus could have put them off and gone on to another topic. But,he responded,Come and see. That simple phrase opened up a whole new world to these fledgling disciples.T hey were invited in,accepted,and fascinated. That caused,Andrew,to go find his broth-e r,Simon Peter. He declared (vs. 41a-42a),e have found the Messiahand he b rought him to Jesus.In essence,the same invitation to come and seethat Jesus had given was repeated by his new disciple. These events took place s hortly after John the Baptist,Jesusforerunner p repared the way for him and had baptized him. In a way,we,too,continu e to prepare the way of the Lord when we interact with o ther people. Perhaps we may show a simple kindness. Maybe we explain a truth of Scripture. But each action we do t hrough Gods love shows the way to the only One w ho holds all the answers, especially our eternal salvation. Jesus longs to be inr elationship with each one of us. C ome to church. Come to my home. Come to dinner. Come to Vacation Bible School. Today,an entire family o f brothers,sisters and cousins are part of our c hurch family because that single mom extended the same invitation,Come and see. Selah J an Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Come and see LEPU ZZLEBy ELIZABETH C. GORSKI A CROSS 1 Not more than 7 Mayo to mayo, e.g. 1 0 "__ Blue": George Strait hit 13 One of the Three Bears 17 Pacify 18 No 2 0 Quieted 22 Cheap laugh? 24 It can knock you out 2 5 Commentator Coulter 26 "Evita" role 27 Casino attraction 2 8 Rescue squad initials 29 Ripken of baseball 30 U.S. territory divided in 1889 3 2 Create belt hardware i n record time? 3 7 Caspian feeder 39 Letters under TUV, on many phones 40 About 30% of Africa 41 "Nothing Compares 2 U singer O'Connor 4 3 Gad about 46 Hiker's power lunch? 50 Sweet-and-sour pita s andwich with a crunch? 53 Earth, to Mahler 54 Japanese veggie 5 5 Iceland-to-Ireland dir. 5 6 Vegas-based TV drama 57 Fusses 59 Ocean diver 61 Old cash register key 64 Bakery artists 6 7 Big 12 Conference city 68 Pet's protective-yeta musing neckwear? 73 Ran away 74 Norwegian king whod ied in 1000 75 Los __ 76 Untrustworthy sort 79 Beau and Jeff, toL loyd 81 "Pshaw!" 82 Have dinner8 5 DC Comics collectible: Abbr. 86 Actress Hatcher 8 9 Old-fashioned restraint with a built-in boom box? 9 3 Protein shake spoonful 96 Future D.A.'s exam 97 Bless with oil 98 Sounds heard from h erds 99 Sports doc's pix 101 College application nos. 102 Plumber's inquiry about a drippy faucet? 1 08 Botanist Gray 109 Startled cries 110 Common Mkt. 1 11 Battleship color 1 12 Yellow wheels 1 14 Knock 117 Morning rounds? 119 Like an off-key footb all lineman? 123 Latin carol starter1 24 Least arduous 1 25 Manhattan-to-Far R ockaway service 126 Sources of red berries 127 Soul, to Sartre 128 Galoot 1 29 Paine and others, r eligiously DOWN 1 Whodunit pooch 2 Hamlet's kin 3 Van Morrison album or s ong 4 Handicapper's hangout, for short 5 Oyster shell 6 PC doctor 7 Not the shortest line between two points8 O.T. book 9 Handy 10 Demand from1 1 Glucose-creating enzyme 12 Suffix with infant1 3 1051, on a monument 14 Old-style term of regret 1 5 Mercury, for one 16 High-heeled Astaire 1 9 Team with 17 official F inal Four appearances 20 Guy in front of an o rchestra 2 1 High rises 23 Dole running mate 28 Old knockout agent 3 1 Supermodel Wek 3 3 Dynamic leader? 34 Big cheese linked w ith Big Macs? 3 5 Not certifiable? 36 Low island 3 7 Mail letters 3 8 Social reformer Jacob 39 Potemkin mutiny city 42 Wrap initialism4 4 Rap sheet initials 45 Healing 47 Myanmar, formerly4 8 "Doe, __, a female ..." 49 Rogers and Lichtenstein 51 Cliburn's instrument5 2 Every other second? 5 8 Actress Ward 6 0 Chums 61 Composer Rorem et al. 6 2 "Bad" cholesterol, b riefly 63 JFK postings 65 Faith syst. 6 6 Picket line crossers 68 Blood partner 69 It may involve a flat f ee 7 0 "The Lodger" actor Novello 7 1 Sioux enemies 7 2 "Mean Girls" actress 73 IMHO cousin 77 Teen comic originally focused on social graces7 8 Some fine print 80 '60s campus gp. 82 Duds for the down-w ardly mobile? 83 Forearm bone 84 Vet's charges 87 Medieval violin-likei nstrument 8 8 Jordan neighbor 9 0 "__ Said": Neil Diamond hit 91 Other, in Oaxaca 9 2 Sprockets 9 4 "Modern Family" airer 95 "Of Human Bondage" a uthor 1 00 Machu Picchu architect 102 Longtime morning show 103 __ Island 104 "So what else __?" 105 Delete1 06 Indian wedding dress, perhaps 107 Like go-getters1 08 Ease 1 13 Barely 115 Came down to earth 116 Cross creations 118 __ Constitution 119 Crossing site 120 Egyptian viper 121 Fr. holy woman 1 22 Dernier __ Solution on page 3C P ause And C onsider Jan Merop Special to the News-SunA ries (March 21-April 20) Aries,communication is a big deal for you this week. Every time you open your mouth,you have a grand audience just waiting on what you have to say. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,attempt a more lighthearted approach to a difficult situation. If you dont let it bother you,there may be an easy solution that comes to mind much faster. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,dont worry if the spark seems to have sizzled out of your relationship. While there may be a bump in the road,this is by no means the end of the whole thing. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,have some fun at work. Just because it is a means to making money doesnt mean it has to be serious and boring every day. Be creative in your methods. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) You are at the top of your game this week,Leo. Expect to sail through projects at the speed of light. Also anticipate others turning to you for advice because of the vibe you give. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Dont expect others to be mind readers,Virgo. If you have something to say,simply say it. It is better than going through the guessing game of your feelings. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,the simple act of expressing yourself will ease any personal issues you are keeping inside. Talking about things can help you feel more secure,as well. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,focus on keeping yourself in great shape. Feeling under the weather can be taxing on the body and the spirit. Eat healthy and get more exercise. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,taking time to notice your feelings can go a long way toward mitigating stress and bringing peace of mind. It also creates other opportunities to relax. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,focus on fitness as the warm weather is once again right around the corner. Youll want to look and feel your best when it comes time to enjoy the great outdoors. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,dont fret too much over a situation thats been troubling you. Realizing the situation is a great first step. Now seek the help of others to determine a solution. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) You may notice changes to your home life, Pisces,and it may be causing anxiety. The celestial plane is creating the turmoil. Notable birthdaysMarch 11 Thora Birch, Actress (30 Frank Catalano, Saxophonist (34 William H. Macy,Actor (62 Hanson,Singer (29 15 Eva Longoria,Actress (37vor Flav, Rapper (53 Gary Sinise,Actor (57 Communication is a big deal, Aries Offering your place in line is thoughtful thing to do Horoscope The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Special to the News-SunARCADIA Where can you find swamp cabbage, strawberry shortcake and barbecued ribs? W here can you dip candles,use a pitcher pump,and play with non-electric toys? Where can you watch blacksmithing,butter churn-i ng and basket-weaving? The DeSoto County Historical Society invitesr esidents of Highlands County to visit Arcadia,their historic county seat,for somef amily fun,bodacious barbecue,history and more at their E ighth Annual Pioneer Day and Barbecued Rib Cook-off. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,March 17 at DeSoto Park,on State Road 7 0,just west of Arcadia. The festival is an official Florida Heritage Month event (www.floridaheritagemonth.com). T he offices of Gov. Rick Scott and Secretary of State K en Detzner have designated March 15 through April 15 as a month-long celebration of t he cultural heritage of Florida. B ebe Jackson,chairman of the Pioneer Day committee, said,Our Pioneer Day is a p erfect fit for Florida Heritage Month. e are honored and proud that our history will be part of the state's celebrationa nd before 1921,our history included the area that is Highlands County today. The festival will offer demonstrations of old-fash-i oned skills,such as woodwork,soap-making,quilting, c andle-dipping,basket-maki ng,blacksmithing,and churning butter--with cream donated by the Dakin Family Dairy in Myakka City and biscuits to sample the butter! A lso featured are whip crackers,musical entertainment,legendary characters and a skit,a frontier shootout,vintage cars,a ntique engines,a classic fire truck,Florida native plants and animals,with pony ridesf or the children. Many volunteers will be dressed in period costume,h elping to recreate Florida's frontier era. T he free Discover Historychildrens area will have a pitcher pump forw ater,cane pole fishing,a scrub board and wash pot, o range juicing,handkerchief dolls,writing with a dip penand other hands-on e xperiences,plus old-fashioned toys and classic games. Mosaic is hosting a fossil dig plus offering tours of the educational displays in theirM osaic Express bus. Jackson said,ll have lots of special and traditional Florida food,such as cane syrup,homemade jams andj ellies,boiled peanuts, swamp cabbage,strawberry shortcake and more. But you really want to save room for the barbecued ribs. F ive teams of emergency service personnel will comp ete for first,second,and third place trophies by cooking the most mouth-watering,l ip-smacking,finger-licking sweet and tangy ribs ever. F or information,contact Bebe Jackson at (86346607. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 11, 2012Page 3C church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 COUTURE'S DISCOUNT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 03/11/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 0 0 7 7 CROSSWORDSOLUTION ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bluegrass, gospel,comedy and just great family-friendly fun iss hared by the Link Family band all over the United S tates and Canada. They perform more than 250 times a year in theatres,t heme parks,fairs,churches, festivals,military bases, a nywhere there are bluegrass and gospel music fans. Its Mom,Dad,five kids a nd two in-laws traveling on their Silver Eagle bus more than 40,000 miles a year. T he Link Family gives the listeners a reason to smile, tap their toes to some great vocal and instrumental work; laugh at Dads stories and jokes,all the while let-t ing the audience know that we live in a great nation, f amilies can operate in peace and harmony and that faith really makes a differ-e nce in our lives. Whether its a tribute to t he veterans,a traditional bluegrass or gospel tune or some hot instrumental work,b e assured that the band and the audience will be moved by the music and the mess age to be of good cheer, press forward and enjoy this life we have been given. Go to www.linkfamilymusic.com to view sample videos. T his group received a standing ovation here at T anglewood for area auditions attended by 65 community directors planning toh ire entertainers. The show is at 7 p.m. t oday,with doors and snack bar opening at 6:15 p.m. Cost is just $10.T anglewood is across U.S. 27 from the Holiday Inn. Enjoy an evening of fabul ous music,vocals and comedy. The Links Family on stage today at Tanglewood Courtesy photo The Links Family will perform at Tanglewood today. S pecial to the News-SunFROSTPROOF Are you ready to learn the techniqueso f decorative painting? Have you always wanted to learn b ut thought you couldnt? Now is the time to start. Vicki Alley,a local decorative artist who has been painting and teaching deco-r ative painting in the Frostproof area,will start a six-week program for beginners in her studio in Frostproof. A lley will offer the students a six-week course. The classes are designed to teach basic paintings trokes while painting a new project every week. S he will be incorporating the techniques of several well-known artists. These classes are designed for beginners. T hey will be two-hour classes and will be held once a week for six weeks. Alley is a Priscilla Hauser Accredited Teacher,aD ecoArt Helping Artist and recently became a Certified Decorative Arts Teacher with the Society ofD ecorative Painters. The classes are scheduled t o begin soon. Seating is limited,so call and reserve a seat. The phone number is (863 T he cost is $20 per week. There is a one-time supply fee of $45,which includes all the paints and brushes needed for the six-weekc ourse. Alley to begin class in Frostproof studio Pioneer Day and Rib Cook-off is Saturday GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. First 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, FL 33825.George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages.Choir practice at5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. 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+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. T elephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.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;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childres choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. 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 Childrens 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, a nd missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.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 at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. 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 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky G otsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship,1 0:30 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 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the 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. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service,6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 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. 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;fax, 385-5169; email, email@example.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m.and noon MondayFriday;9 a.m.Saturday.Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m.Saturday, 5 p.m.Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m.Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass;5 p.m.Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center).Confession:every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. 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 Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods 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; David Etherton, 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.Changing Seasons,a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. A lzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. 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; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.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.; Childrens 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, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. 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.A free 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 Scripturesby 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. P ine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP O n March 3,a beautiful, sunny Saturdaym orning, the Inaugural Seminole 5-K trailr un was held at the Sun N Lake Preserve. T he run was a fundraiser for the Highlands Seminole Club and a chance for the Highlands County Parks & Natural Resources Department to showcase thep assive recreational opportunities that the Preserve has t o offer. Forty runners from ages 9-72 came out to face the challenge of running ont he rugged trails that made up the 5-K route. The comp etitors seemed to enjoy trekking through the natural area and taking in the peaceful,scenic atmosphere. The overall winner and m ale winner in his age category was Greg Griffin, o wner of Bayhead Consulting. Greg stated, had a great time. I love this c ourse. Its my first time running it; I signed up last year,but got sick and couldt make it. I mostly run in charity events. This Preservei s an asset to Highlands County and its great for mountain biking. I wish more people knew about it. Kelly Griffin,a guidance c ouncilor for one of our local schools,also loved the run. She placed second overall and first in her age category. She stated,I ran lasty ear. I love this run because you cant prepare for it. You never know whats coming at the next turn. You have to stay focused. I try to do a couple of different runs ay ear. Its nice to get with people who are interested in t he same sport as I am. Carlos Torres,district conservationist for the NaturalR esource Conservation Service,also ran in last y ears event. He came in third place overall and second for the males in his age group. He stated,This course has nice curves andt he event is well organized. The run is challenging. This p reserve is such a nice area with a lot of native species. Outdoor people should visit and enjoy it while getting healthy.This is an opportunity to be in contact with our environment and native plant communities. I have run in1 2 triathlons and other races. This is my first race this y ear though. Gary Walker had a great attitude. He said,I mayh ave been last,but I lost a pound or two. If it hadnt b een for Justin,I wouldnt have made it. I fell once and he helped me up. I like to run in the TurkeyTrot and I participated in the SouthF lorida Community College event last week. This 5-K at t he Preserve is scenic and very nice. Ill probably do it again next year. Nine-year-old Justin Burgess came in first in his age group despite assisting his new found friend,Gary Walker. I helped him upw hen he stumbled. I couldnt just leave him there,Justin s tated. This was the first run Justin has participated in, but apparently it wont bet he last. It was fun. My favorite part was running t hrough the water. It was challenging because I had to pass a lot of people. I saw some birds and an alligator. Before the race started,Iv olunteered to help the runners. I stood at the split in t he trail and told them to go to the right. I met Mr. Walker and some new f riends. I want to do this again. I plan to join in more runs and maybe participate in the upcoming kids triathlon. P atty Palmer,who sits on the Highlands County Seminole Booster Board of Directors,stated of event director Erin McCarta,Shei s amazing. The event was fabulous. Erin does a great job of pulling it all together and keeping us all straight. Chet Brojek also deserves s ome of the credit for the getting the run on the calendar and making sure people know about it. Don Hickman,Cross Country coach for Avon Park HighS chool,kept the time of the runners. E rin stated of the Seminole Booster Board of Directors Travis Stivender,J ohn Palmer,Patty Palmer, Steve Farr,Lisa Stephenson, a nd Chad Lund,I know they like to give me a lot of credit,but I can't imagine getting all of our fundraisers together without any oft hem. Another key to this years success was the 30p lus runners/participants who returned for the second running. They are the ones t hat help get the word out about how the trail run was fun,challenging,and how much they loved the serenity of the preserve for a morningr un. Other positive comments where spoken by many of the participants. It would seem that the Preserve is ani deal setting for this type of event. The runners enjoy the challenge of the dirt path along with the twists and turns the course has to offer.H ighlands County staff plans to hold more events of this type at the Sun N Lake Preserve in the future. The Preserve is approximately 1,350 acres and consists ofd iverse plant communities such as pine flatwoods, c ypress swamp,cutthroat seeps,and various types of marshes and wetlands.H iking the rugged nature trails,biking,and fishing are s ome of the activities that are enjoyed by citizens who visit the Preserve. C orine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f t he writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Second annnual Seminole 5-K run held at Preserve a success News From T he W atershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Greg Griffin, overall winner and first in his age group, and K elly Griffin, second place overall winner and first in her age group, after running the Seminole 5-K run at the Sun N Lake Preserve.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 11, 2012Page 5C EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion.Coffee hour following services.Newcomers welcome.Call 453-5664 or e-mail email@example.com Web site: redeemeravon.com .The church is at 839 HowesWay, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim Kurtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Way Church EFCA, 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 Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190.Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.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 WELCA meets 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 LCMS, 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 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Church phone:385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Rev.Gary Kindle, pastor. Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes:9:15 a.m. Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AMe ach Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday 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.Sunday service at 9:30 a.m.Sunday school will resume in the fall.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, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com 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 p.m. Wednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small 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.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.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, Childrens & 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 Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail email@example.com.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.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;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. 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 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building. Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high schoolursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.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 Childrens Church offered during the worship s ervice to help them grow in their s piritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.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 Deacons 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, email@example.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE 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 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 meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit t he Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP H ARDCOVER FICTION 1.Lone Wolfby Jodi Picoult (Atria) 2.Victimsby Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine 3.Kill ShotbyVince Flynn (Atria) 4.Celebrity in Deathby J.D.Robb (Putnam Adult 5.rivate Gamesby James Patterson, MarkS ullivan (Little, Brown) 6 .The Wolf Giftby A nne Rice (Knopf 7.Defending Jacobby William Landay (Delacorte Press) 8.Cinnamon Roll Murderby Joanne Fluke (Kensington) 9.A Perfect Bloodby Kim Harrison (Harper V oyager) 10.e Got Your Numberby Sophie Kinsella (Dial Press 11./22/63by S tephen King (Scribner) 1 2.A Dance with D ragonsby George R.R. 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunA VON PARK Magician, comedian,and ventriloquist Andy Gross presents a familyf riendly benefit performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,March 2 4 in the South Florida Community College Theatre for the Performing Arts, H ighlands Campus. This performance benefits Heartland Christian School. Andy Gross is one of the hottest stand-up comics,m agicians,and ventriloquists working today. He performs more than 150 shows a year at comedy clubs,Las Vegas, cruise ships,Fortune 500 cor-p orate events,colleges and performing arts theaters e verywhere. He is considered the best by his peers in thee ntertainment industry,and he leaves his audiences spellbound. You may recognize him from his numerous TV appearances,including mostr ecently an NBC television special featuring his talents. He is multi-talented and the only entertainer who successfully combines stand-up comedy,magic,and ventriloq uism,making him one of the most sought after corporate entertainers in the world.A udiences are absolutely unanimous in their praise of t his amazing performer. His ad-libs during his stand-up are compared frequently to D on Rickles and Robin Williams,and his voice throwing is one of the best in the business. The sponsors for this perf ormance are David Guerra, M.D.,OBGYN,and Summer Kahn,M.D.,OBGYN. Tickets range from $20 to $30 and may be purchasedo nline 24 hours a day,seven days a week,at http://perf ormances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be pur-c hased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the PerformingA rts from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,600 W. College Drive. A student discount of 50 percent off is available for this performance by calling or visiting the SFCC Box Office. The student discount is not a vailable online. SFCC will be closed for Spring Break,March 11-17, however tickets will still be available online. Page 6CNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The C aladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative announces that Louise Weis has beens elected as Artist of the Month for March. W eis grew up in Wisconsin and was fascinated by the beautiful colors of autumn. She would sit for hours and draw any-t hing that caught her eye. When she was 12,her famil y moved to Alaska where she found a totally different assortment of subjects tod raw. She started taking art c lasses in school and completed her first painting in the eight grade. Weis e nrolled in art classes at the local college and has been painting non-stop since then. After she married her h usband,David,in 1969 and they had their son, Duane,in 1972,she served as president and show chairman of the KetchikanA rt Guild. Weis also taught painting and drawing classe s at the University of A laska Southeast and at her home studio. They moved t o Wauchula in 1978 where she again taught in her new home studio. In 1985,sheo pened a shop in downtown Wauchula where she still t eaches. Weis is a member of TAG ( The Artist Group) at the Jacaranda Hotel in Avon Park,where six artists ares ponsored by the University of South Florida. They have a Gallery Studio where she also teaches. In addition to painting in o ils and acrylics,Weis uses many other mediums i ncluding watercolors,pastels,colored pencils,etc. She started china painting s everal years ago and fell in love with it so she now teaches that also. She has won numerous awards and has been a judge at fairs ando ther competitions in Alaska and Florida. See her work on display at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative,132 E.I nterlake Blvd. Call 6995940 or visit www.caladium arts.org for more. Weis is Artist of Month at Caladium Co-op C ourtesy photo The work of Louise Weis will be featured at the Caladium Co-op in March. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Archeologist Nathan L awres presents The Muskhogean Way of War:An Anthropological Perspective on Creek and Seminole Combat Behaviorsduring the Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and HistoricalC onservancs speaker series at 7 p.m. Thursday in Building G,Room 202, SFCC Highlands Campus. The presentation is free and open to the public. Warfare is a topic that has received a h igh level of attention in the anthropological literature since the inception of the discipline. M uch of the literature,however,has focused on the origins and causes of warfare rather than the behavior associ-a ted with it. Throughout the 16th and 19th centuries,Europeans and Americans employed tactics and instituted laws that sought to subjugate NativeAmericansa nd appropriate their lands. The Muskogenean peoples of the southeastern Unites States resisted this process by employing a distinct set of behaviors during combat. These behav-i ors provided them with substantial success against both Europeans and Americans. L awres received his bachelors degree in Anthropology (Honors University of Central Florida and is cur-r ently a candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UCF. He is an archaeological field assistant for the Seminole Tribe of Floridas Tribal Archaeology Section. Hisr esearch interests include the origins of warfare,indigenous warfare patterns, Woodland and Mississippian archaeology,Native cultures of the Southeast,fire behavior and the effects of fire on cul-t ural resources,and archaeological applications of LiDAR. For more information,call Anne R eynolds at 441-4803. KVAHC presents archaeologist Nathan Lawres at SFCC on Thursday SFCC presents magician, comedian Andy Goss March 24 Courtesy photo A ndy Gross performs at SFCCon March 24. By JASON STRAZIUSO and RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated PressKAMPALA,Uganda The young American boy sums up what his father does for a living:ou stop the bad guys from being mean. Yes,the father says,but who are the bad guys? The child thinks,then offers a guess:Star Wars people? Though half a world away from this preschoolers American upbringing,the truth is far more sinister. The bad guys are Joseph Kony and his Lords Resistance Army,abrutal Central Africa militia that has kidnapped thousands of children and forced them to become sex slaves,fight as child soldiers and kill family members during a 26-year campaign of terror. The father-son conversation is part of a 30-minute video that has rocketed through cyberspace since its release Monday on YouTube. It had been viewed more than 40 million times by late Thursday,propelled by celebrity tweets and fans on Facebook and Twitter,especially teens and young adults. The videos premise is that people here in America and the world beyond have the power to stop Kony,if only they are willing to spread the word through the power of social media. Called Kony 2012,the goal is to see Kony captured by the end of this year. The father,Jason Russell, is the co-founder of Invisible Children,an anti-LRA advocacy group,and the films director. At one point in the film,he asks his son,Gavin, what he thinks should be done about Kony. Stop him,Gavin responds. Then,in one of the videos many slick moments,the bos words are quickly echoed by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court,where Kony is wanted for crimes against humanity. Stop him,Luis MorenoOcampo says on camera, and (that wille all the problems. Despite an International Criminal Court arrest warrant and the deployment last fall of 100 U.S. Special Forces to four Central African countries to help advise in the fight against Kony,until now, few Americans knew who he was. To those 99 percent, Russell poses this challenge: Make Kony and his crimes so amousthat governments view it as imperative that the mission to capture him succeeds. Celebrities and teens have quickly joined the cause. Even if its 10 minutes ... Trust me,you NEED to know about this!tweeted Rhianna. This is not a joke. This is serious. TOGETHER we can #MakeAChange and #STOPKRONY -help another kid in need!Justin Bieber tweeted. Invisible Childrens critics say the San Diego-based group oversimplifies a complex issue. In a rebuttal posted on its website,the group acknowledges the video overlooks many nuances but says it sought to explain the conflict in an easily understandable format.It called the film a first entry point. s something we can all agree on regardless of your political background,said Ben Keesey,the groups 28year-old chief executive officer. There are few times where problems are black and white. Theres lots of complicated stuff in the world,but Joseph Kony and what hes doing is black and white. The LRA began its attacks in Uganda in the 1980s,when Kony sought to overthrow the government. Since being pushed out of Uganda several years ago,the militia has terrorized villages in Congo,the Central Africa Republic and South Sudan. ony is a monster. He deserves to be prosecuted and hanged,Col. Felix Kulayigye,spokesman for Ugandas military,told The Associated Press. Dad-son talk, celebrity tweets key to viral video florida hospital heartland
C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comAVON PARK For four innings Thursday, the recent woes of the SFCC softball squad were on full display. The offense was still scuffling, the pitching was decent but the defense was now providing a less-than-secure back up. After a three-run first for the Lady Loggers of visiting Lincoln Land Community College of Springfield, Il., the Panthers gave away five more in the second. After a lead-off walk and single to left, starting pitcher Kim Martin got a fly out to center, and it looked like further damage might be avoided as a runners interference call on a grounder to short got the second out of the inning. But an RBI single to center followed, with an infield single then loading the bases. Consecutive throwing errors on potential ground outs then allowed four runs to come across and put South Florida in an 8-0 hole. The offense showed some life, but by the fifth, the deficit stood at 13-4. e cant hit, we cant pitch, we cant field and we cant throw, head coach Carlos Falla muttered in the dugout. We continue like this and were going to get our butts handed to us the next six weeks. But, when things looked there lowest, a tidal shift began. The defensive miscues proved an aberration and the extra hours in the batting cages began to pay off as hits started coming in groups and the lead began to shrink. Those hits turned into runs, and they kept coming, until a Mackenzie Hunt three-run homer had it at 1310. The comeback would end there, however, but the turnaround continued in the nightcap behind Julie Deyoes moundwork and an improved defensive effort ina 4-2 win. The hope is that the shift comes just in time for the Suncoast Conference schedule, which begins Tuesday with a doubleheader at St. Petersburg College and continues Thursday at the State College of Florida in Bradenton. Special to the News-SunT here is a long line of Hollywood stars who have c ome to test their mettle at t he 12 Hours of Sebring. The first was Jackie Cooper, with others such as James Garner, LorenzoL amas and Craig T. Nelson also making the list. T his year marks the 50th anniversary of arguably the biggest star/racer to take to Sebrings road course S teve McQueen. It was in 1962 he ran two races here. The British Motoring Corporation invited him tor un one of their cars at the 12 Hours In Star on Wheels, author William F.Nelson quotes McQueen as saying, I drove two cars that weekend in Florida. They had kind of a warm-up race, a threehour production go in which all of us BMC drivers were put in Austin-Healy Sprites. I f inished ninth in a field of two dozen-plus. The following day he and co-driver John Colgate (of the toothpaste Colgates) ran the 12 Hours. After leading in their class, they were forced out due to engine problems. Reportedly, Donald and Geoff Healey had initially b een a bit dubious about having McQueen on their team, but besides being a very competent driver using him brought Austin-Healey much publicity. Author Michael Keyser recounts an experience from f ellow MG driver John Whitmore who, after being picked up by McQueen at his motel in the dead of night, remembered being driven up Highway 27 by McQueen at breakneck speed, clinging to the top of a rented converti ble. They were spotted by local police, but when officers found out who was driving, instead of issuing a ticket the group reportedly retired to an SPORTS D SE CTION Inside This Section Y okohama unveils new tire . .3D Streaks, Devils weightlifting . .3D SFCC Baseball falls . . .5D News-Sun Sunday, March 11, 2012 Courtesy photo Driving partners Peter Revson and Steve McQueen are two among the list of celebrity appearances, and participation, in the annals of the 12 Hours of Sebring. The King of Cool See MCQUEEN, Page 3D Courtesy photo The Team Falken Tire No. 17 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING If great change brings greatero pportunity, then Bryan Sellers should have the g reatest opportunity of his career at the 60th Anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh fromF lorida. The No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR the Braselton, Ga.-race car driver wills hare with season-long teammate Wolf Henzler (Germany race addition Martin Ragginger (Austria Sebring International Raceway is an all-new race version of the venerable German sports car. I feel like I have grown up at this race. It has been a race I have always wanted to compete in. I love the track and I love the atmosphere. There is no better feeling than getting to drive a race car Sellers said. At Sebring, you get the opportunity to do that, and put on a show for people who love the sport as much as you do. Falken Tire, of which Sellers has been a factory race and development driver for four seasons, has brought a new AZENIS racing slick to Florida and the March 17 seasonopening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn has new competition drawn from around the globe. All combined, the new elements provide the sort of game-changer moment that Sellers relishes. In 2011, Sellers had his most successful sports car season to-date. Winning twice in the ALMS, taking fourth in the season-long GTdriver point championship and third in the worldwideP orsche Cup competition, highlighted the American y oung guns breakout season. The former open-wheel racing champion hopes the developments for 2012w ill provide even greater opportunity for success. Competing against 22cars spread across the GT classes and 63 entrieso verall including the debut of the FIAWorld Endurance Championship (WEC make every pass a significant accomplishment. Every new element of the program must perform flawlessly to take advantage of the opportunity presented. The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR has undergone significant changes since the 2011 season-closing Petit Le Mans. The car, still based on the type 997 platform, has had wideranging bodywork alterations to allow for wider dimensions, flared rear wheel arches and front wheel arches which provide for wider diameter front tires. Improved aerodynamics gives better front stability while the enhanced airflow allows the four-liter, six-cylinder engine to produce 460 BHP. Sellers and Team Falken Tire have had four days of testing with the new car entering race week at Sebring. s very difficult to prepare mentally for Sebring, Sellers said. It is one of those races that you have to just get in and do. It is a very physically demanding race and also Great change brings greater opportunity for Sellers at Sebring See SELLERS, Page 3D Its very difficult to prepare mentally for Sebring. BRYANSELLERS News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Panther Taylor Upchurch found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time in this collision at first base Thursday. Lady Panthers biting back SFCC10,4LLCC13,2 P hoto courtesy of www.racer.com The new generation of Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars will debut at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Hot on the heels of the announcement of Corvette as the Official Car of the Sebring International Raceway comes word that the B owtie flagship will debut a n ew generation of Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars and a revised driver l ineup for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. The new Corvettes are two i nches wider than the preceding version with flared fende rs and a higher wing. Fans also will see new dive plane whiskers at the front which will provide better d ownforce. This years factory entry also will have an updated 5.5-liter Chevrolet small-b lock V-8 powerplant. The two inch wider track required all-new bodyworka nd revised suspension components, said Corvette Racing Team manager Gary Pratt. The updated Corvette C6.R also had to go through the homologation (approval p rocess again so we had an o pportunity to make additional refinements. Meanwhile, Corvette R acing has has realigned its d river lineup to ensure that a ll six pilots are compatible i n both physical size and s etup preferences. The No. 03 Compuwa re Corvette is driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia, with 20-year-oldJ ordan Taylor making his competition debut for the the team as third driver. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will share the No. 4C ompuware Corvette C6.R, with Richard Westbrook reprising his role as thirdd river in the long-distance events. Fans who want to drive a C orvette will have their opportunity at this years r ace as well. Friday and Saturday a Corvette pulling out the stops S ee CHEVY, Page 3D
C M Y K 3-on-3 Hoops for HOPE TourneySEBRING The Second Annual Mary Toney H.O.P.E. Foundation Basketball Tournament will tip off at the Sebring High School Gym on Saturday, March 17,f rom 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be male and female brackets for teams of three to four players broken down into age groups. G irls can have a maximum of six teams in each age group, from 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 a nd 16-18. T here will be a maximum of eight boys teams in each of those same age groups. Cost is $5 per player and firstand second-place prizes will be given. The two younger age groups, for boys and girls, will start their games at 8:30 a.m., with the older two age groups beginning play at 1 p.m. All teams need to report to the gym 30 minutes prior to the first game of their division. There will be concessions, music and a guest speaker, along with plenty of basketball fun, so come spend the last day of Spring Break supporting Helping Other People Elevate. Registration deadline is Thursday, March 15. For more information, contact LaVaar Scott in Sebring at 214-3880, Teon Robinson in Lake Placid at 201-3826, or Ricardo Wright in Avon Park at 253-2313.Tennis Youth Day of PlaySEBRING The Highlands County Tennis Association is planning a Youth Fun Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Thakkar Tennis Center in the Country Club of Sebring. The game of tennis has been identified as one of the fastest growing sports. The HCTA, along with USTAFlorida, is committed to promoting and developing the game as an enjoyable sport that contributes to good health, fun competition and a sport to play for a lifetime. In an effort to promote and develop tennis in Highlands County, the HCTAis hosting this fun-filled day of basic tennis instruction and drills. HCTAvolunteers will be assisting Horace Watkins, USPTACertified Tennis Pro, introducing basic, fun, tennis activities to youth from elementary to middle school ages. There is no charge and a hot dog and drink combo will be available for $1. There will also be a drawing at the end of the day for a special prize. Boys and girls are invited to come out any time during the 10 a.m.-4 p.m. time frame to participate in the activities. Racquets are available, but please bring your own if you have one. For more information, call Lynda at 471-0389.STARS SoftballSEBRING Special STARS Coed Softball League began Sunday, March 4, at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Partners in the community will play softball with special athletes. Coaches are needed as well as partners in the community to play on the teams. Teams must have three women, three men and four special athletes on the field at all times. The roster can have up to 15 people on it. Men use a 12-inch ball and women use an 11-inch ball. Male partners in the community use wooden bats while everyone else can use any bat. Youth age 16-18 can participate b ut their parents must sign a waiver. There will be practices from 3-5 p.m., March 11 and 18. T he Special STARS Softball Classic tournament will be March 24. This tourney will start at 8 a.m. at the Sebring Sports Complex out of town teams are invited to participate. Special athletes can also participate in a skill level competition where they will train on throwing, running, hitting and fielding they practice the same time and their competition will also be March 24. Ahome run derby will take place on the day of the tournament. There is no charge for any athlete to participate. A free lunch, pictures and awards are presented at the tournament. Team sponsorships of $250 are being secured from local businesses to help pay for all the practices and tournament. Any business interested in having their n ame on shirts worn by a team or players with questions, can call Special STAR S Coordinator Cindy Marshall at 452-1295, ext. 124 or 443-0438.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annu al Scholarship Golf Tournament will be onS aturday, March 31, at the Country Club of Sebring. The four-man scramble with handicap flights has a $65 entry fee per person. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf ca rt and lunch, along with great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions call Alvin Walters at 38 15706 or Jerome Matthews at 273-2533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.6th Annual Sottile TourneyLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Associations Annual Ni ck Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday, April 14, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-person scramble with cash prizes for the winning teams in each flight, hole-in-one prizes at three holes as well as other prizes. Golfers tee off at 8 a.m. and the cost is $100 per person or $400 for a team. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, beverages and a spectacular feast including jumbo shrimp, pulled pork, BBQ chicken and all the accoutrements. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping underwrite the event, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 hole-sponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from this tournament directly benefit youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. Nicholas Nick Sottile was a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper and hometown hero killed in the line of duty in January of 2007. LPAAdonates all the organization proceeds to youth sports in Lake Placid, and has donated more than $2-million dollars to youth sports since its inception. For more information, contact Laura Teal 441-0729 or Darrell Heckman at 441-0417. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB LPctGB Philadelphia2417.585 Boston2118.5382 New York1822.450512New Jersey1427.34110 Toronto1326.33310 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami309.769 Orlando2615.6345 Atlanta2317.575712Washington929.2372012Charlotte533.1322412Central Division WLPctGB Chicago339.786 Indiana2314.622712Milwaukee1624.40016 Cleveland1523.39516 Detroit1426.35018W ESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2613.667 Memphis2315.605212Dallas2319.548412Houston2119.525512New Orleans931.2251712Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City319.775 Denver2318.561812Minnesota2120.5121012Utah1920.4871112Portland1921.47512 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2315.605 L.A. Lakers2416.600 Phoenix1821.462512Golden State1521.4177 Sacramento1426.35010 ___ Fridays Games New Jersey 83, Charlotte 74 Philadelphia 104, Utah 91 Boston 104, Portland 86 Detroit 86, Atlanta 85 Cleveland 96, Oklahoma City 90 L.A. Lakers 105, Minnesota 102 L.A. Clippers 120, San Antonio 108 Milwaukee 119, New York 114 Denver 110, New Orleans 97 Sacramento 110, Dallas 97 Saturdays Games Portland at Washington, late Toronto at Detroit, late Indiana at Miami, late Utah at Chicago, late Charlotte at Oklahoma City, late New Orleans at Minnesota, late Houston at New Jersey, late Memphis at Phoenix, late Dallas at Golden State, late Sundays Games Philadelphia at New York, 12 p.m. Boston at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Houston at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto, 6 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers4218791184145 Pittsburgh4121587214171 Philadelphia3821783218193 New Jersey3824581189177 N.Y. Islanders2830965156200 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston4023383217155 Ottawa3625880213202 Buffalo3129870167191 Toronto3030767200209 Montreal26321062179192 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida31231375164191 Washington3328672178190 Winnipeg3229872181195 Tampa Bay3129769189229 Carolina25271565177203WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis4318793177133 Detroit4421391215159 Nashville3921785192173 Chicago3725781207203 Columbus2238751159217 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4218892214168 Calgary31251274169188 Colorado3530474180185 Minnesota29291068147189 Edmonton2635658178203 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas3726579183183 Phoenix33251076175173 San Jose3324975184170 Los Angeles31251274151150 Anaheim29291068171191 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Fridays Games Pittsburgh 2, Florida 1, SO Detroit 4, Los Angeles 3 Chicago 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Calgary 5, Winnipeg 3 Saturdays Games Washington at Boston, late Edmonton at Colorado, late Philadelphia at Toronto, late Buffalo at Ottawa, late New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, late Carolina at Tampa Bay, late Columbus at St. Louis, late Detroit at Nashville, late Anaheim at Dallas, late San Jose at Phoenix, late Montreal at Vancouver, late Sundays Games Boston at Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 5 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 6 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Detroit61.857 Seattle62.750 Toronto52.714 Oakland53.625 Baltimore32.600 Boston32.600 Los Angeles32.600 Kansas City43.571 New York34.429 Minnesota35.375 Cleveland24.333 Texas24.333 Tampa Bay25.286 Chicago14.200NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct Los Angeles31.750 San Francisco52.714 Miami32.600 Milwaukee32.600 Cincinnati43.571 Houston43.571 Philadelphia43.571 Chicago33.500 New York33.500 St. Louis22.500 Washington33.500 Pittsburgh34.429 Arizona24.333 San Diego25.286 Colorado14.200 Atlanta17.125 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Fridays Games N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta (ss Philadelphia 7, Detroit 5 Toronto 11, Houston 2 N.Y. Yankees 3, Atlanta (ss Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 3, tie, 10 ings St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2 Milwaukee 12, Cleveland 2 Chicago Cubs 5, Chicago White Sox 1 San Diego 6, L.A. Angels 3 L.A. Dodgers 9, Texas 0 Arizona 8, Seattle 5 Cincinnati (ss San Francisco 6, Cincinnati (ss Oakland 6, Colorado 4 Pittsburgh 7, Boston 4 Miami 3, Washington 0 Saturdays Games N.Y. Mets vs. Washington (ss Washington (ss St. Louis vs. Miami, late Houston vs. Toronto, late Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh, late Baltimore vs. Philadelphia, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Atlanta, late Texas vs. Chicago White Sox, late San Francisco (ss Cininnati vs. Oakland, late Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee (ss Milwaukee (ssss late Colorado vs. Kansas City, late L.A. Dodgers vs. Seattle (ss San Diego vs. Cleveland, late Tampa Bay vs. Boston, late L.A. Dodgers vs. Chi. White Sox, late Seattle (ss Sundays Games Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Detroit (ssss Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss Myers, 1:05 p.m. Toronto (ssss Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ssoronto (ss 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter,1:05 p.m. Detroit (ss 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss. Yankees (ss at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado (ss Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Baseball hosts Spring Break Tournament,vs.LaBelle,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball hosts Spring Break Tournament,vs.Bozeman,6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball hosts Spring Break Tournament,TBD Sebring MONDAY: Baseball at Blue Devil Classic,Winter Haven,vs.Lake Wales,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Blue Devil Classic,Winter Haven,TBA WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Blue Devil Classic,Winter Haven,TBA SFCC MONDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,3 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball at St.Petersburg,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball at State College of Florida,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Polk State,6 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Baseball at Spring Break Tournament,Lake Placid,vs.Hardee,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Spring Break Tournament,Lake Placid,vs.LaBelle,1:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Spring Break Tournament,Lake Placid,TBD M M L L B B P P R R E E S S E E A A S S O O N N S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . C hicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Boston at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 6 6 p p . m m . Indiana at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . N.Y. Knicks at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Boston at L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E G G Y Y M M N N A A S S T T I I C C S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . Georgia at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NN N H H L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Boston at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Boston at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NM M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Philadelphia at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2P P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Arsenal vs. Newcastle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR Kobalt Tools 400. . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 5 5 p p . m m . NHRA Tire Kingdom Gatornationals . E E S S P P N N 2 2 6 6 p p . m m . NHRA Tire Kingdom Gatornationals . E E S S P P N N 2 2W W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Big 12 Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament Selection Show . . . . E E S S P P N NG G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . P GA WGC Cadillac Championship. . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . P GA WGC Cadillac Championship. . . . . N N B B C C 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Puerto Rico Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Florida Gulf Coast at Florida . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Atlantic 10 Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 p p . m m . SEC Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 1 1 p p . m m . ACC Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big Ten Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 p p . m m . N CAA Tournament Selection Show . . . . . . C C B B S ST TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N IT Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NIT Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . NIT Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NIT Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . N IT Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 LIVESPORTSONT V NBA NHL MLB Preseason Page 2DNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012www.newssun.com
C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012Page 3D HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 5 5 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 03/11/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 7 7 9 9 9 9 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 03/11/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 0 0 0 0 all-night truck stop for coffee. Later, they were joined by several others of Highlands Countys finest that had heard the report of McQueens antics. Shortly after the Sebring Race, the studio clamped down on McQueens racing activities for several years. It was in 1970, after setting a track record and winning a Sports Racer competition at a Sports Car Club of America event in California, that McQueen returned to Sebring for one of the most legendary races at the 12 Hours. Two weeks before the endurance classic, McQueen suffered an ankle injury in a motorcycle race. B ut, foot in a cast, he persevered to run the 12 Hours in his Porsche 908 with one of Americas premier drivers, Peter Revson. McQueen started the Race and the duo soldiered about the course as the leaders dropped off with various p roblems. Throughout the hours, the 908 moved up through the s tandings. With just 15 minutes left, the Race leader limped into the pits, handing the point to the McQueen/Revson crew. But Mario Andretti had jumped into another team car and was driving like a man p ossessed, as he later would relate to reporters. He was gaining by as much as 10 seconds per lap in his Ferrari 312PB, eventually winning the 1971 12 Hours by 24 seconds. It was to be the first world championship win for Ferrari since 1967 and an electrifying finish for the estimated 60,000 fans in attendance. Solar Motorsports Chief Mechanic Haig Alltounian, who had helped in fielding the entry, said We pulled off something even Hollywood writers couldnt have concocted if they had tried. It was like somebody had writt en a script on the spot with a storybook ending. It was a happy time for the Solar team. The effort came at no small cost. A ccounts indicate that when McQueen got out of the car following his final stint, his special cast had melted. It was described as a mass of oil soaked gauze. In French Kiss With Death, author Michael K eyser said There was no doubt that McQueen was in quite a bit of pain but he worried he might compromise his position in the racing world if he quit halfway through the race. He kept going until an hour or two before the en d when Peter Revson took over At the awards breakfast the next morning, Porsche Public Relations Director Rico Steineemann said McQueen s eemed to be the happiest man in the world, after finishing second overall and winning in class. It would be McQueens last appearance at Sebring. However, McQueen took the performance as confirmation he was more than just an actor dabbling in racing. Continued from 1D McQueen was the happiest man in the world very demanding on the crew and equipment. ou prepare as much as you can but you try and step up when you are needed, he continued. One of the most d ifficult parts to the week is the actual duration of it all. It is very important to pace yourself through the week and make sure you are taking care of yourself and your guys as much as possible. Its our biggest event so the media demands are increased more than usual, adding another factor to the event. That is one of the things that makes Sebring great though, the attention it draws! The new Falken AZENIS tire draws from the results of last year adding important developments done since. Coupled with the new car, the challenges to fine-tune both are significant but the rewards can be equally great. Another exciting new addition to open the 2012 ALMS season is www.BryanSellersRacing.com Sellers has used the offseason to work with web developers to create an allnew web site centered around his racing activities. The new site goes active race week and includes a direct feed from the Ohionatives popular Twitter account (@BryanSellers news and images from across his multiple 2012 racing programs and much more. Despite all the changes over the winter, several key elements remain as the bedrock that helped Sellers win twice (Mid-Ohio and Baltimore) in the ALMS last season. Team Falken Tire returns with the same driver line-up, engineering staff and management it enjoyed last season. The group showed well here on the 3.74-mile, 17turn road course in 2011 running consistently in the top-three before a mechanical issue sidelined the team late in the 12 hours. Traditionalists will appreciate the corporate motorsports colors of Falken Tire remain the same for 2012 as well. The 60th Anniversary 12 Hours of Sebring will be broadcast at noon March 18 on ABC and shown live starting at 10:30 a.m. on ESPN3. Live coverage of qualifying in all classes can be seen on ESPN3 beginning 3:20 p.m. Friday, March 16. Live timing and scoring of each session can be found at www.ALMS.com. Continued from 1D Sellers sets new site Courtesy photo The No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 of Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Josson and Michele Rugolo are ready to embark on the FIA WEC inaugural race in the GTE-Am class at the 6 0th anniversary 12 Hours of Sebring, March 17. Krohn Ferrari ready to roll eam Chevy Test Drive will be set up on the skid pad just off Turn 17 at the Sebring International Raceway. Fans will have an opportunity to drive a number of Chevrolet products including theC orvette Grand Sport, Camaro SS and Malibu as well as a Chevy Sonic, Traverse and a new Volt a mong others. Those who stop by, t ake a test drive and check o ut the latest products from the Bowtie Nation will receive a special 60th anniversary Corvette TShirt. Continued from 1D Chevy will have plenty of promos B y BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING It was in 2008 that Yokohama Tire introduced their orange oil tires in dramatic fashion, putting them on competitors in the Patron GT3 series support race. The result was just as dramatic, with reported better all round performance ranging from handling to reduced wear. T he proprietary formula allowed the company to use less petroleum in the construction of the tire, which h as steadily advanced over the years as technology has i ncreased.. O n Wednesday, March 15, Yokohama plans to bring a convoy of writers for trade magazines to national publications to the Sebring International Raceway on their newest version of the tire, dubbed the Ascend. The Ascend, the latest generation of Yokohamas orange oil technology, follows in the footsteps of the companys dB Super Espec, the worlds first orange oil tire introduced in the U.S. market in 2008. The Ascends orange oil technology creates a compound resulting in a perfect balance of extended treadlife, all-season handling and great fuel economy, said Dan King, Yokohama senior vice president of sales and marketing. All this and a quiet ride, too. Todays drivers can now expect more from a touri ng tire than ever before an accomplishment made possible through Yokohama innovation. Independent test results reveal the Ascend has lower rolling resistance. For consumers, that could mean a savings of 58 gallons of gas and more than $200 over the life of the tire. The Ascend falls under Y okohamas new BluEarthumbrella. BluEarth is the name for our global environmental philosophy, which is aimed at creating tires that producep ositive improvements socially and environmentally, King said. The Ascend is our first replacement tire to be recognized as a BluEarth product. When they arrive at the raceway, the group will get some history on howY okohamas orange oil tire technology was devised by racing engineers resulting in the ADVAN ENV-R2. They then will see a real time demonstration of the product, by watching the GT3 races, as part of the support series action during the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebringp resented by Fresh From Florida. Yokohama to show new Ascend tire News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Blue Streak Patric Morris pushes his bench press in Fridays home meet that saw Sebring take second to LaBelle. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent SEBRING The stormy weather was not enough to damper the spirits of the Avon Park and Sebring boys weightlifting teams as they battled with visiting Hardee and LaBelle on Friday. Some transportation complications had forced the meet back from its originally scheduled time on Thursday, but this would not change the level of intensity. Perhaps knowing that this was the last day of school before spring break brought up the adrenaline of the power lifters, and adding in the factor of rigorous preparation they were certainly a force to be reckoned with. It would be LaBelle, however, who came out on top by a factor of two points over Sebring, with 52 and 50 points, respectfully. Hardee came in third with 38 points while Avon Parks class winners brought in a total of 31 points. Leading the way for the Red Devils was Dylan Brown, who powered a 620 total, between the bench press and clean and jerk, to win the 238-pound weight class. Estevinson Louis brought home the win in the 219-pound class with his lift of 600 while Jeff Satine took first place in the 129s with a 425 total. Helping to earn Sebring the second place finish included Anthony Powell, whose lifts of 525 topped the 154-pound weight class with Ty Johnson earning the blue in the 169s with a lift total of 485. Other first-place finishes for the Streaks included Jeremiah Acostas 475 total at 183 and Markanthony Miranda drive of 525 at 199. Both teams will be in action at the Tuesday, March 20, County Meet hosted in the Sebring Fieldhouse. Local lifters lessened by LaBelle
C M Y K By JOSEPH WHITE Associated PressWASHINGTON The Washington Redskins are poised to pay a hefty price to move into position to take Robert Griffin III. Aperson familiar with the trade said the Redskins have a deal in place to acquire the No. 2 pick in the NFLdraft from the St. Louis Rams. Washington will give up its firstand second-round selections this year, plus first-round picks in 2013 and 2014 in the trade, which cant b e completed until the new l eague year begins Tuesday. F OXsports.com and ESPN.com first reported details of the deal Friday night. Aperson confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither team has announced it. T he deal shifts the Redskins up four places from sixth in the April draft, leapfrogging any other team that would have an interest in the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor. The Indianapolis Colts are expected to take Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick. The bold move demonstrates how badly the Redskins are in need of a franchise quarterback after two decades of struggles. Coach Mike Shanahan has already whiffed on three in his two seasons in Washington, with Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman and John Beck combining to produce an 11-21 record. The Redskins were among the teams hoping to be in the running for Peyton Manning, but the odds are stacked against the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback coming to Washington. The offense needs upgrades at receiver and along the offensive line, and Manning would have had to face his brother Eli Manning of the New York Giants twice a year in the NFC East. The Rams were in the market to trade because they already have their franchise quarterback, 2010 No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford. The Redskins had to make an offer they felt would outbid the quarterback-needy Cleveland Browns, who could have offered both the No. 4 and No. 22 selections in this years draft. Cleveland general manager Tom Heckert acknowledged Thursday he had talked to the Rams. e feel very comfortable staying at four and getting a good player there, and that could happen, he said. And we feel comfortable in moving down and getting more picks, we really do. Its way early to start talking about this stuff. By sacrificing four premium draft picks, Shanahan is reversing the plan he set in motion last year to stockpile picks to rebuild Washingtons depleted roster. The Redskins, however, have plenty of space under the salary cap and can be aggressive in plugging their holes when free agency begins Tuesday. Grossman and Beck combined to throw 24 interceptions last year, putting the Redskins just one behind league leaders Philadelphia and Buffalo on the way to a fourth consecutive last-place finish in the division. McNabb, acquired in a trade from the Eagles, was the starter for the first 13 games in 2010, when Washington went 6-10. Griffin, therefore, would get to work with a coach who has a reputation for working well with quarterbacks and designing effective offensive schemes. But Shanahan would likewise rely on Griffin to help retain the coachs legacy. Shanahan has won only one playoff game since John Elway retired after capturing the second of back-to-back Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos in 1998, and he hast been to the playoffs in his last five seasons as a coach. The Rams have won 10 games the last three seasons, so they need help across the board and the extra draft picks can plug several holes. The player most often mentioned as the teams pick if it stayed at No. 2, Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon, would fill one of the greatest needs. But the Rams might feel they have a shot at getting him with the sixth pick. AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012w ww.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; march ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 2 2 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; march p/u ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 6 6 9 9 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 03/11/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 0 0 2 2 Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Thursday, March 8, the battle for second place continued in the Sebring 70s Senior Softball League, as four teams are still in the running to be the number two team Millers has already clinched first place with a 13-5 record. Silent Salesman squared off with Allstate Insurance ina real battle royale, with the lead changing hands six times. Allstate gained the lead by o ne run in the top of the seventh, only to see the Salesman score five in the bottom of the inning. Allstates attempt to rally in the eighth was cut short by good Salesman defense for a final score of 15-11 in Silent Salesmans favor. The win evens Allstate and Silent Salesman at 10-8 in the standings. Leading the hit parade for the Salesman were Bob Roth 4-for-4 (double Saunders 3-for-4 (double Galo Gonzales with two doubles and Doran Quigg 4-for4. Fred Moore and Ken Crandall each connect for three singles and Mel Gross did his part with two base hits. Millers Heating and Air Conditioning topped the Highlands Merchants with a 27-19 win. The Merchants were leading by one in the sixth inning 1 9-18, but were unable to score any more runs. Millershot bats came up with eight more runs to get the win going away. MillersBobby Fulcher had a grand slam with his two home runs. Victor Rodriquez ripped out two homers and Doug Hammond came through witha home run and two doubles. Don Sheets clobbered a triple. Each having a double were Harley Smith and John Schmidt. Ray Concepcion was 4-for4 with Dave Coster and Chuck OHare having three hits each. Merchants Marvin Knutilla and Ross Anderson each produced a home run. Don Day ripped a double with his three hits. All having four hits were Dick Ostreck, Bob Fox, Jack DeFinney and Bob Fahnestock. Jim Hensley was credited w ith five hits, Harry Bell and George Lane each contributed three hits. Royal Palms Bowling Center took over the reins from Buttonwood Bay with a 19-4 win. PalmsDick Schiltz had two home runs in his 3-for-3 times up. Don Cunningham was 3for-4 with his usual home run. Cal Bready came through with a double in his 3-for-3 at bats and Dale Daughman was 3-for-3. Charlie Quinn was the winning pitcher. Tuesday, March 6 was a pleasant day at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Millers Heating and Air Conditioning won by a score of 28-12 over Allstate Insurance. MillersVictor Rodriquez had two home runs and those having a home run each were Jim Longman, Don Sheets and John Smith. Dave Crotser went 3-for-4 including a double and a triple. Chuck OHara hit a double and Bobby Fulcher went 4for-5. For Allstate Bill Todd and Eddie Lindberg each blasteda triple. All having three hits were Jerry Kaufman, Gene Phillips and John Penna. Highlands Merchants held Royal Palms Bowling Center to a 10-8 win. Merchants Don Day belted a triple and Bobby Fox had a double. Dick Ostreck and Harry Bell each had three hits, while Sid Collins and Jack DeFinney had two hits each. PalmsDon Cunningham was 3-for-3 including a home run. It would be interesting to know how many games Don played this season when he did not have at least one home run. All having two hits for the P alms were Moe Pier, Cal Bready, Charlie Quinn and Bob Iott. Silent Salesman took on the game, but under-powered Buttonwood Bay team. The Salesman claimed the win 28-3 with all their players having at least two hits. But, Buttonwood Bay was handicapped by losing a good player to injury early in the contest. Salesman batters having a field day were Doran Quigg 5-for-5 with three doubles. Bob Roth went 5-for 5 with one double, KyleS aunders was 4-for-4 with two triples, and knocking out four singles each were Gary Vanthournout, Richard Godfrey, Fred Moore and Galo Gonzales. Chipping in with three h its each were Jerry Murphy and Bob Warren. Ken Filppula rapped out a double and shared pitching seven shutout innings with Galo Gonzales. Buttonwoods Rollie C arlson went 4-for-4. All having two hits were John Dengen, Tom Moos Morrissette, Ted Welch, Jim Delahunt and Bob Myers. There are games two days next week to finish off this seasons Senior Softball games. Allstate, Silent Salesman knotted in second place S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING In Sebring 60-plus Softball action Thursday, March 8, the C ubs, behind four hits each from John Buja, Kyle S aunders and Robert Fawn, t opped the Angels by a 1710 score. Adding three hits apiece for the winners were Bobby Richards, Larry Ambuhl and Eddie Linberg, while Rudy Pribble got the win on the mound. Though they came up short, Dennis Mitchell had four hits for the Halos, with Tom McNally and Roy Petrowic adding three each. In other Thursday action, the battle of the Sox went to the White ones, 17-9, over t he Crimson Hose. Bob Roth had four hits for the Pale Stockings, with Don Cunningham, Gary S teeves and Steve Blazing getting three each to help J .C. Brown get the win. J im Radcliff belted a home run and double for the Red Sox, while Bill Todd and Mel Gross added three base-knocks. In league action on Tuesday, March 6, the White Sox picked up another win, edging the Cubs 2120, with a four-run, eighthinning rally. Curt Brown, Steeves and Cunningham all accounted for four hits, with John Kloet and Craig Sutcliff adding three each. J .C. Brown got the mound win. The Cubs had a five-hit effort from Don dobbert, w ith four each coming from Robert Fanstock and Gary T ankersley. A mbuhl, Linberg, Saunders and Pribble had three safeties each. The Red Sox added a win Tuesday as well, taking a 16-11 decision over the Angels behind Bill Todds four hits. Dick Ostreck got the win on the mound and added three hits, as did Harry Bell. Brian Pluta, Dennis Mitchell and Brian Balcombe all pitched in with three hits for the Angels. Sebring 60s see Cubs get Thursday win Source: Redskins to trade for No. 2 pick from Rams MCTphoto Washington looks to be moving up to draft Robert Griffin III. A ssociated PressFORTMYERS Andrew McCutchen had two RBI doubles and also singled in three at-bats to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 in exhibition play Friday night. McCutchen just missed two homers, doubling off the Green Monster replica in the third and fifth innings. Right-hander Clay Buchholz started for the Red Sox. He went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with a strikeout and also hit a batter. Buchholz was charged with the loss. Right-hander Vicente Padilla, competing for the fifth spot in Bostons rotation followed Buchholz. Padilla went two innings, allowing four runs on five hits all in his first inning. Andrew McCutchen leads Pirates past Red Sox
C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE d firstname.lastname@example.orgSuncoast Conference baseball action got underway Friday in somewhat surprising fashion with pitching duels. The State College of Florida took a 1-0 decision from Polk State, while the Panthers of SFCC came up short in a 2-0 loss at Hillsborough. It was a good pitchers game, South Florida head coach Rick Hitt said. Both g uys threw well. But we pressed and did not play the game with the right approach. You wont win that way, not in league play The pressing may have accounted for the Panthers 0for-8 with runners in scoring position on the day, though it took just two hits for the Hawks to get all they would need. Starter Taylor Layner surrendered a walk and two hits in one inning to account for Hillsboroughs two runs. He gave up one hit the remaining seven innings, Hitt said. He pitched very well. It was a game that either team could have won, and they did more than we did, he continued. We are looking forward to another shot on Sunday Friday nights rains washed out the scheduled Saturday home contest with the Hawks, pushing it to today at 2 p.m., with the rubber match of the series slated for 3 p.m. Monday at Panther Field. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 11, 2012Page 5D DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 3/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 8 8 7 7 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE SFCCs Taylor Layner pitched well, allowing just three hits in eight innings, but Hillsborough eked out a 2-0 win in F ridays Suncoast Conference opener. Panthers drop opener Associated PressJUPITER One rusty inning proved costly to Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals in a 30 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Strasburg allowed two runs on three hits in three innings in his second start, with all the damage coming in the third inning. Left-fielder Bryan Petersen opened Miamis third with a single on a bouncer to the left of the mound. Strasburg fielded the ball, which slipped out of his hand as he tried to throw to first. After Kyle Skipworth struck out, Jose Reyes roped a line drive over center fielder Rick Ankiels head for a triple. Reyes scored on Emilio Bonifacios single to left. Strasburg gives up 2 runs in Nats loss to Marlins
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